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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: March 9, 2006
Publication Date: 1928-
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Volume 81,


Serving America's Sweetest Town since 19 z
Number 40 Thursday, March 9,2006


At a Glance

Brown Sugar
meeting
Any boys or girls in grades 9-
12 who are interested in being
a contestant in this year's
Brown Sugar Pageant are
asked to meet March 15, at the
Harlem Civic Center, at 6 p.m.
Applications may be picked up
at the Harlem Community Pub-
lic Library or the Clewiston
High School. Contact Pamela
Jackson for more information.

Story time
for children
La Dia de los ninos, la dia de
los libros. Story time for chil-
dren will take place at the Mon-
tura Clubhouse March 16, from
5-7 p.m. Prizes and books will
be given away; refreshments
will be served; as well as
music, songs, and bilingual sto-
ries will be told. Meet the gypsy,
the Chinese lady, and the
author of Chicken Soup for the
Soul. This event issponsored
by the Clewiston Library.

Hurricane Wilma
Relief Help
Possible help is still available
from our local Community
Rebuilding Ecumenical Work-
force (CREW). But you must
register- again! Call CREW at
(863) 983-4316 or e-mail to:
CRE\rheadquarters' i 'aol.corn
If you hate registered and do
not heal from us bN the end of
March, please let us kno\\.
CRE\\' offices are at 352 \\.
Arcade in Clewvision, and at 300
Avenue L in Moore Haven
I inside the Methodist Church i

Historical and
Heritage exhibit
The Catfish. Moonshine,
Cattle on the Peavine. Sur\ving,
on Florida's Last Frontier 11850-
I9'50. is currently on displaN
and a\ ailable for viewing at the
Cleistuon Museum The exhib-
it %as completed by the Muse-
um Ht Fii Ida ,Art and Culture at
South Florida Community Col.
lege and \\as underwritllen by
the Florida Humanities Coun-.
cil. The photograph exhibit
depicts hot thle determined
settlers of those days ere able
to wrestle a living hornom the
inhospitable environment
around Lake Okeechobee. It
includes sections on commer-
cial cat fishing, moon shining
and the cattle ranching indus-
try, including the fabled .Peav-
ine Trail that \\as used Ior 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
a ailable for viewing from
March 6-9 between the hours
ot 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Groups
should contact the Clewiston
Museum at (863) 983-2870 for
a specific time reservation.
Theie is no charge for viewing
this exhibit

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Index

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Opinion .. .. ..4
School .. . . .9
Sports ... ... ....14
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Ideas for future of count


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Members of
the community will .have their
chance to get a firsthand preview
of possible things to come in
Hendry County, and will also be.
allowed to take part in the discus-
sion as Hendry County residents
look toward the future at Vision
Hendry County 2015.
The follow-up meeting to last
month's forum will begin at 6 p.m.
on Thursday, March 9 at the John


Boy Auditorium.
The program is part of a series.
of seminars to be conducted by
Florida's Heartland Rural Econom-
ic Development Initiative, Inc.
(FHREDI). A grant was provided to
FHREDI to start a visioningg
process" in an effort to encourage
unique ideas to be developed, and
to help rural residents to have a say
in what development occurs in the
area in the next 10 years.
The first public workshop in
February established a list of cur-


rent "treasures" that residents
want to be preserved in the years
to come, which most believe will
bring on a lot of residential and
commercial development in the
county.
Treasures of Hendry County
mentioned in February include the
small-town atmosphere of its
communities, cultural hubs such
as the Clewiston Museum, the
Chamber of Commerce, Clewis-
ton Inn, historic buildings, short
commutes, large housing lots and


Chalo Nitka: Festival season begins


big yards, and relatively low crime
rate. These and many more factors
were identified as things that peo-
ple want to survive and be pre-
served and enhanced during the
next 10 years.
Ideas for the next 10 years were
written down and posted at the
February meeting by attendees,
who arranged the ideas among
categories such as culture, trans-
portation, utilities, environment,
commerce, and many other cate-
gories.


Additional time was allowed
for attendees to view others' ideas
and discuss them with each other,
for approximately 20 minutes.
Then, everyone returned to their
seats to discuss en masse the vari-
ous ideas submitted, and identify
which ideas were repeated among
the attendees. The consultants
present were to collect the data
and provide reports from the body
of ideas presented.
See Vision Page 12


Excess city



land for sale


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON A significant
*amount of city-owned land has
been found to present useful
opportunities for development
or marketing. At the same time,
recent municipal issues have
highlighted the importance of
scrutinizing all of the city's
assets, and determining how
best to utilize them.
In a brief, but noted discus-
sion last year by city commis-
sioners and staff, it was men-
tioned that there could be a
potentially profitable surplus of
cit('-owvned land within the city
limits that could be developed
Fuor hoiu sing, or sold for other or
siriilar jusi. *
In a leprrt to the cik c6&i-
mission by City -Manager Wen-
dell Johnson, a dozen vacant lots
and underutilized parks were


INIBill Fabian
Tommy Braddick, 8. gave a lesson in mechanical bull riding at last weekend's annual
Chalo Nitka Festival. The area festival season brings lake-area communities into one
another's fold as the festivals are well attended by all communities.


identified as such, and were con-
sidered by the commission to be
deemed "surplus to the needs"
of the city. Mr. Johnson prepared
the report as requested by the
city commission, outlining each
of the city's potential surplus
properties, and presented the
results at Monday's special
meeting of the Clewiston City
Commission.
A small number of the lots
were marginal in their potential
for desirable development -
particularly three triangular
vacant city-owned properties
located along Esperanza
Avenue. Commissioner
Matthew Beatty pointed out that
a significant number of home-
'.,\ ners mayi have chosen to bu\'
pioperut adjacent to the %acant
lots under consideration,- and
See Land-Page 12


Range will be



open to public


By Patty Brant
LABELLE The sheriff's
gun range will be open to civilian
shooting enthusiasts. However,
the opportunities for civilians to
shoot will be limited.
At their Feb. 28 meeting, the
county commissioners directed
the sheriff to have Saturday
hours at the gun range, although
.those hours have yet to be deter-
mined. However, there are no
Sunday hours for the public to
shoot to limit noise for neighbor-
ing residences.
The county commissioners
opted to purchase the skeet and,
trap machines located at the gun'
range. Members of the Caloosa
Sports Shooters Gun Club


owned the equipment, and the
group had been voluntarily
maintaining the range and run-
ning it for civilian shooting
enthusiasts. The new contract
gives the sheriff's office respon-
sibility for maintenance and all
operations there.
Representing Sheriff Ronnie
Lee, Nick Smith explained that
the sheriff intends to be open to
accommodate the public, but
wants to begin operations slow-
ly; taking a survey as to who will
be using the facility and when.
He sited a new Lee County facili-
ty. He said attendance was
strong at first, but began to dwin-
dle. Mr. Smith said the facility
See County Page 12


The celebration of Chalo Nitka in Moore Haven was filled with great activities for chil-
dren. The festival included a parade on Saturday morning, and was enjoyed by all from
Friday to Sunday.




Use issues still in question


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON After lengthy
discussion and deliberation by
the Clewiston City Commission
about nonconforming uses,
there still appears to be a lot to
discuss before the commission--
ers vote on the issue at the
upcoming public hearing during
the regular commission meeting
on March20.
The protracted discussion of
rionconformi.ng uses started on,
Nov. 30, after an ordinance to
provide ne%% language to offer
more flexibility in the city's ability
to address nonconforming use


issues was introduced to the
board of city commissioners. The
ordinance was adopted on first
reading in February, and a special
meeting was held Monday to
hold further discussion among
the commission.
The seemingly convoluted
nonconforming use issue being
debated by the city commission
comes down to a few simple
facts. For one, a great number of
property owners working to
rebuild structures after Hurricane
Wilma' have been faced with
potential problems gaining
financing because their proper-
ties have been deemed "noncon-
41


forrning" with current lot stan-
dards imposed by the district ini
which they are located.
The current draft of the article
to be incorporated into the city's
code, which the city commission
is preparing to adopt, currently
states that "should nonconform-
ing use of individual structure or
any nonconforming portion of
such structure be destroyed by
any means to an extent of more
than 50 percent of its replace-
ment cost at the time of destruc-
tion, it shall not be reconstructed
except in conformity with the
See City -Page 12


Submitted to INI/John Hicks
Requests for assistance
Green-shirted volunteers from the Christian Reformed
World Relief Committee (CRWRC) assisted by the yel-
low-shirted Project Hope workers, in filling out almost
100 requests for Hurricane relief assistance in Harlem
on Saturday, Feb. 25. Walk-in registration sights at First
United Methodist Church in Clewiston and First United
Methodist Church in Moore Haven continue to take
requests for assistance. These registrations are spon-
sored by our local Community Rebuilding Ecumenical
Workforce (CREW). Call 983-4316.


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Obituaries


Lucille M. Langdale
Lucille M. Langdale, 92, passed
away Feb. 13, 2006 in Pahokee. She
was born Dec. 17, 1913 in Winder,
GA. the family moved to Moore
Haven in the early 1920s.
Survivors include her son and
daughter-in-law Edward and Mary
Langdale of Belle Glade; one sister,
Gaynell Strickland of Moore Haven;
two grandchildren, Susan Forrester
(James, Jr.) of Okeechobee and
Michael Langdale (Mercy) of Loxa-
hatchee; two great grandchildren
Patricia Hedrick of Okeechobee
and James Forrester III (Julie) of
Jupiter; three great-great grandchil-
dren, Bailey and Hannah Hedrick
of Okeechobee and Katelyn For-
rester of Jupiter.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Oscar Langdale; par-
ents, Joe and Leavy Morris; sister,
Eunice Simmons; and brother,
Ronnie Morris. Graveside funeral
services took place Feb. 17, 2006 at
Ortona Cemetery with chaplain
Bob Moore officiating. All arrange-
ments by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home-Clewiston.
Jerry Dale Walden
Jerry Dale Walden, age 51, of
Clewiston, passed away Feb. 28,
2006 in Clewiston. He was born
July 30,1954 in Ringold, GA, to Roy
Edgar Walden and Dora Lee (Harri-
son) Walden. He served in the
Army and was a member of VFW
Post 4185 in Clewiston. He worked
for Central Electric, in Clewiston.
Survivors include his daughters,
Teri Rangel (Geraldo) and Frances
Moss (Jared), both of Clewiston;
brother, Nicky Walden, of Royal
Palm Beach; grandchildren, JR
Rangel, Brandon Zillalob6s, Jaylee
Rangel, and Gabriel Rangel; and
fiance Kelly Christie and son
Joseph of Clewiston, and his dog,
Isabella.
Funeral services took place
March 6, 2006, at 11 a.m., at New
Harvest Church in Clewiston, with
Rev. Chuck Pelham officiating.
Interment followed at Ridgelawn
Cemetery, in Clewiston. Visitation
took place March 5. All arrange-
ments were handled by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, of Clewiston.
James Forrester
James V Forrester, age 75, born
Aug. 5, 1930, passed away Feb. 19,


2006 in an Augusta, GA, hospital
following multiple strokes and
heart failure. Formerly of Cum-
ming, GA, Mr. Forrester was born in
Grady County, GA, to the late
William and Ruby Miller Forrester.
He served in the Air Force during
the Korean War and retired from
federal aviation in 1977 after 25
years of service. He was a member
of the Cairo Masonic Lodge #299
and Royal Arch Masons #163, and
was a former member and past
master of the Lafayette Lodge #44
of Cumming, GA. He was a faithful
member of the Centennial
Methodist Church.
Funeral services took place Feb.
22, 2006, at 2 p.m., in the Clark
Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. William
Oliver officiated. Interment fol-
lowed at Greenwood Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Paul
Forrester, Brian Forrester, Ben For-
rester, Raymond Harrell, Ronnie
Cannady, and Patrick Price. Hon-
orary pallbearers included Atwood
Lane, ljon Cain, Pete Harrison, Jack
Davis, Thelbert Davis, Bob Murphy,
Lamar Cummings, Tommy Butler,
Billy Butler, and Harold Ragan.


Survivors include his wifi
years, Pamela Carter For
three sons, and one daughter
previous marriages; sons Ja
Forrester II and daughter-
Susan, of Okeechobee, Willi
Forrester, of Albany, GA, and
Forrester, of Okeechobee; da
Beth Forrester Curry, of D
OK; nephew Paul Forreste
wife Alynda, of Cairo, GA;
children James V. Forrester
wife Julie, of Jupiter, P
Hedrick, of Okeechobee
Krista Mills and husband He
Clewiston; great-grandchildr
ley and Hannah Hedrick, of
chobee, Bryson Bailyn, Br
and Brady Mills, of Clewisto
Katelyn Forrester, of Jupiter.
Mr. Forrester was prece
death by his parents, Willia
Ruby Miller Forrester; his br(
Jones Albert Forrester and El
one Forrester, of Grady Coun
In lieu of flowers, mer
may be made to Doctor's H(
James Still Burn Center,
Wheeler RD., Augusta, GA
Clark Funeral Home was in
of arrangements.


Submitted t
Van giveaway
On Feb. 26, New Harvest.Church celebrated its 16th y
anniversary with Founder and Bishops Tony and Ka
Miller preaching. The day was highlighted with the P
tor of New Harvest Church, Chuck Pelham seen. h
giving a Church Van to Pastor Louicesse Dorsaint of H
ian United Evangelical Mission Church in Immokalee


In the Military


Navy Apprentice
Seymour graduates
Navy Hospitalman Apprentice
Ishmael A. Seymour, son of Gail L.
and Ralph B. Seymour of Clewis-
ton, Fla., recently graduated from
the Basic Hospital Corps School at
Naval Hospital Corps School, Great
Lakes, Ill.
During the 14-week course, Sey-
mour learned awide range of med-
ical procedures used to provide first
aid and assist Navy doctors and
nurses.
Seymour also received an intro-
ductory instruction for service in a
variety of medical environments,
from fleet hospitals and shipboard
medical departments to fleet
Marine forces and medical admin-
istration offices.
Seymour's newly acquired skills
and knowledge will enable his to


help provide qualir health care to
Navy and Marine Corps peisonrnel
and their families Se rnour's first
assignment after school will
involve direct patient care, but with
his training, Seymour can work in
several areas, including first aid and
assisting with minor surgery, phar-
macy and laboratory analysis,
patient transportation, and food
service inspections.
Seymour is a 2005 graduate of
Clewiston High Schooland joined
the Navy in July 2005.
Hernandez completes
personnel clerk course
Martin Hernandez, a 2005 grad-
uate of Pahokee High .School,
Pahokee, Fla., recently completed
the Personnel Clerk Course at Per-
sonnel Administration School,
Marine Corps Combat Service Sup-
port Schools, Camp Lejeune, N. C.


During Ithe se\en-veeK course,
Hernandez received instruction on
the preparation and maintenance
of officer and enlisted service
records.
Hernandez also learned to pre-
pare all personnel documents,
including identification cards, pro-
motion certificates, individual eval-
uation reports, and leave authoriza-
tions.
As a Marine Corps personnel
clerk, Hernandez will be responsi-
ble for providing enlisted personnel
with information and counseling
about Marine Corps jobs, opportu-
nities for general education and
training, promotion requirements,
rights, and benefits. Hernandez
also will keep records up to date,
prepare reports, type letters, and
maintain files.
Hernandez joined the Marine
Corps in June 2005.


Report highlights Everglades projects


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Engagement


Samyal Berry and
Makiba Oliver


ded in Berry Oliver
m and Mr. and Mrs. L. Oliver proudly
others, announce that their daughter, Mak-
lis Mal- iba Oliver is engaged to Samyual
ty. Berry, son of Clara Mincey and Hur-
norials ney Berry.
hospital, Miss Oliver is a graduate from
3651 Pahokee Middle Senior High
30909. School class of 1995. She is current-
charge ly attending Palm Beach Commu-
nity College, and plans to graduate
in August 2006 with an A.S Degree
in Early Childhood Education. Miss
S Oliver also works for South. Bay
Early Head Start as a CDA.
Mr. Berry is a graduate from
Glades Central High School class
of 1993. Mr. Berry currently
works for city of Belle Glade's
Finance Department as a field
representative.
The wedding- ceremony will
take place April 29, 2006. The
wedding party includes Samyual
and Makiba as Groom and Bride;
Hurney and Nicholas as Best Man;
Chanta as Matron of Honor; Betty
as Maid of Honor; Eudreka, Taner-
ia, Sarena, Sabrina, Kalya, Sha-
cunya, Shawayne,and Imelda as
Bridesmaids; Theothylus, Mar-
wan, Leo, Raymond, Marcus,
John,Bruce,and Frank as Grooms-
* men; Earneshia and Jasmine as Jr.
Bridesmaids; Theadore and Thad-
o INI dues as Jr. Groomsmen; Kamilyah
as Jr. Bride; Xavier as Jr. Groom;
Sham'ir as Li' Future Bride; La'-
rear keecia, Na'Keyteris, Essence,
athy De'Ajuanik as Flower girls;
t Antiyahn, Hurnique, Tamazja,
las- Ja'Kiya as Umbrella Girls; Ty'terri-
ere, an as Ring Bearer; Ka'Nedria as
lait- Broom Carrier; Hardwick as Bride
Announcer; and Brittany and
Da'Neccia as ushers.
A reception will follow the cere-
mony for invited guests only.
Samuel and Makeba are asking all
invited guest to please return you
response card by March 17,2006.


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Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) and South Flori-
da Water Management District
(SFWMD) has released a compre-
hensive update of environmental
projects in South Florida. The
2006 South Florida Environmental
Report provides a detailed sum-
mary of Everglades restoration
efforts and updates on the
progress of other environmental
programs in the Kissimmee Basin,
Lake Okeechobee, estuaries and
other coastal areas.
"No other government has
taken on a mission as large and as
important as Everglades restora-
tion," said DEP Secretary Colleen
M. Castille. "The 2006 South Florida
Environmental Report delivers a
. comprehensive snapshot of Flori-
da's unprecedented success over
the past year."
The annual report documents
Sthe accomplishments of state and
federal scientists, engineers, plan-
ners and program managers who
are restoring, the Everglades by
reducing pollution and better man-
aging the flow of water, while
meeting the State's flood control
and water supplyresponsibilities.
Consolidating information com-
piled from more than 50 separate
reports, the 2006 South Florida
Environmental Report covers
"water year 2005" (May 1, 2004
thru April 30, 2005). The report pro-
vides extensive research sum-
maries, data analyses, financial
updates and a searchable database
of environmental projects.
Highlights of the 2006 South
Florida Environmental Report
include:
Stormwater Treatment Areas
(STAs) which have treated almost
1.5 million acre-feet of water and
prevented 189 metric tons of phos-


phorus from reaching the Ever-
glades in water year 2005 alone.
Best Management Practices
(BMPs) recorded its tenth consecu-
tive year of outstanding results in
reducing phosphorus inputs. The
BMP program achieved a 59-per-
cent phosphorus load reduction in
the Everglades Agricultural Area
this year, more than doubling the
25 percent required by law.
To. date, STAs and BMPs
combined have prevented more
than 2,178 metric tons of phos-
phorus from entering America's
Everglades.
In October 2004, Governor
Jeb Bush unveiled Acceler8 a plan
to accelerate the restoration of
eight key environmental projects to


be completed 10 years ahead of
schedule.
The millionth acre of melaleu-
ca, an invasive exotic plant species,
was cleared from the Comprehen-
sive Everglades Restoration Project
(CERP) area in water year 2005.
To date, more than 210,000
acres of land have been acquired
for use in CERP.
"The 2006 South Florida Envi-
ronmental Report is one of our
agency's most impressive annual
documents," said Carol Wehle,
Executive Director of the SFWMD.
"It showcases the first-rate science,
engineering and water resource
management that are making
South Florida's environmental
restoration a reality."


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net is also filled with hoaxes,
scams, rumors and urban myths.
Recently I received an email
from a well meaning friend. It
stated:
"Lipstick Alert!
"If there is a female you care
anything about, share this with
her. I did!
"I am also sharing this with
the males on my email list,
because they need to tell the
females THEY care about as well!
"Recently a brand called "Red
Earth" decreased their prices
from $67 to $9.90. It contained
lead. Lead is a chemical which
causes cancer.
"After doing a test on lipsticks,
it was found that the Y.S.L. lip-
stick contained the most amount
of lead.
"Watch out for those lipsticks
which are supposed to stay
longer. If your lipstick stays
longer, it is because of the higher
content of lead.
"Here is the test you can do
yourself:
"1. Put some lipstick on your
hand.
"2. Use a gold ring to scratch
on the lipstick.
"3. If the lipstick color
changes to black then you know


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the lipstick contains lead.
"Please send this information
to all your girlfriends, wives and
female family members. This
information is being circulated
at Walter Reed Army Medical
Center. Dioxin carcinogens
cause cancer., especially breast
cancer," the email added.
As a journalist, I am used to
questioning things. So I did a lit-
tle research of my own and
found the "lipstick" email is yet
another Internet myth.
Cosmetic manufacturing is
strictly regulated in this country,
and the USDA does not allow
lead in lipstick. Besides, there is
no reason or advantage to
adding lead to lipstick.
As for seeing the lipstick turn
dark, that.doesn't test for lead.
According to www.hoaxbusters.
com, the reaction is similar to
any metal test done on wax
(even plain candle wax and a


copper penny.)
Another urban myth circulat-
ing on the Internet has to do with
diet sodas. The allegation is that
the alcohol in Nutrasweet turns
into formaldehyde when react-
ing with stomach acid or when
heated. Investigations by the
Food and Drug Administration,
the American Council on Science
and Health and Time Magazine
found the story to be a hoax.
Many times these email
scares are circulated by well
meaning people. They are con-
cerned enough to forward the
email to all their friends, and
some of those people continue
the email chain. Once a hoax
email gets started, it can be hard
to stop.
How can you tell if an email
about a health concern is valid?
Ask your own doctor or check it
out online. I have found three
Web sites that are dedicated to
investigating such allegations.
They are: www.urbanle-
gends.com; www.hoaxbusters.
com and www.snopes.com.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy."


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Haag to head SFWMD west coast


Rhonda Haag has been select-
ed as the South Florida Water
Management District's (SFWMD)
Lower West Coast Regional Ser-
vice Center director. This
includes Hendry, Lee, Collier and
part of Charlotte County. As
director, Ms. Haag is in charge of
the day-to-day-business opera-
tion of the agency's Fort Myers
office and staff. In addition to her
management responsibilities,
this leadership position requires
Ms. Haag to work closely with
local elected officials, counties
and communities regarding the
development of District water
resource policies and implemen-
tation of water resources man-
agement initiatives in all of Lee,
Collier and Hendry, counties and
a part of Charlotte County.
"Rhonda's success as interim
Lower West Coast Regional Ser-
vice Center director for the past
four months combined with her
extensive experience with local
government relations, natural
resource issues, business and
public outreach make her the
ideal choice for the position,"
said District Executive Director
Carol Ann Wehle. "Her proven
leadership and consensus-build-
ing skills are perfectly suited to
take on Southwest Florida's
complex water resource issues
and challenges."
Ms. Haag's experience spans
20 years with the South Florida
Water Management District,
including serving as the agency's
Florida Keys Service Center direc-
tor from 1997 to 2002. During her
tenure there, she successfully led
a team of officials in Monroe
County to identify critical water
resource issues, followed by
strategic planning for develop-
ment and construction of proj-
ects. Ms. Haag also served as
public relations outreach supervi-
sor from 2002 to 2005 where she
was responsible for leading and
managing outreach activities for
all South Florida Water Manage-
ment District programs, including
the newly launched Everglades
job training programs for Hendry
and Palm Beach counties. Prior
to this position, she held various
purchasing/contracting manage-
ment positions where she was
responsible for negotiating and
administering complex multimil-
lion dollar contracts.
"I'm looking forward to
strengthening our local govern-
ment partnerships while we


work together to identify South-
west Florida water resource
issues and to solve them through
local and regional projects," Ms.
Haag said. "I hope to engage our
residents and local organizations
in developing and implementing
those solutions. Educating our
communities about water


resource issues is also important,
and I look forward to speaking to
and hearing from the various
groups in our area."
Ms. Haag holds a bachelor's
degree in finance and marketing,
as well as master's in business
administration and manage-
ment.


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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello my
name is Jessica, and I want to
become a veterinarian. I am in the
9th grade, and I have a project to
find out about the career of my
choice. I have to make a presenta-
tion about being a vet for career
day. Can you answer a few ques-
tions for me? Thank you Doc Savvy.
A: Jessica this is a fun question
or yikes, questions. Yes, I'll answer
them one by one. Ok here we go!
1. What can I do in High School
to prepare myself for becoming a
veterinarian?
Jessica the best thing I can think
of is to study hard and get good
grades. Try to take as many science
classes as possible like chem-
istry, physics, and biology. Having a
basic understanding of these sub-
jects will help you tremendously in
your first two years of undergradu-
ate college. Taking as much math
as possible is a big help too. If you
can do well in mathematics then
you will do even better in your sci-
ences curriculum. Get the best
grades you possibly can. Some col-
leges look back to your transcripts
from the 9th grade. Make sure you
have time for other things too, like
studying a musical instrument,
sports, art, a foreign language. Any
type of awards, special projects, or
volunteering is looked at too.
Also, go spend some time
working at a veterinary clinic or
hospital. It is very important you
get a feel for what a veterinarian
does. This way you will have a bet-
ter idea if this is what you want to
do for a career.
2. How long do you have to be
in college o study to become a vet-
erinarian?
After High School, you must
attend a college to complete your
undergraduate studies. This can be
a university or smaller college. This
usually takes four years to com-
plete, and results in a bachelor's
degree. After completing your
undergraduate studies, hopefully
you will be admitted into a school
of veterinary medicine. Veterinary
Medical School is an additional
four years. This will graduate you
as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
in general practice. This means
that once you pass all your Nation-
al, and State Boards and become
accredited, you will now be able to
apply for a position with a veteri-
nary group or practice (this can
add 1-2 more years). You will be
like a family doctor or general prac-
titioner. If you wish to specialize as
an eye veterinarian, orthopedic sur-
geon, or internal medicine veteri-
narian, you then must go on to
study four to six more years. So, the
grand total is between eightand 16
years of university.
3. Are there any other things like
getting good grades that is impor-
tant to be accepted into veterinary
school?
Yes! Veterinary College is one of
the most difficult colleges to be


Doc Savvy
accepted into. Seating is limited as
well, so vet school admitting com-
mittees are looking for well-round-
ed, diverse applicants, which will
set them apart from other appli-
cants. Creativity, various extra-cur-
ricular activities, awards, projects,
travel, volunteerism, and yes the
best grades you can possibly get.
Working with veterinarians and
getting letters of recommendation
is something very helpful too.
4. Describe your practice?
I have been in my own practice
for nearly two years now, and it is a
wonderful thing! I have a small ani-
mal general practice facility. We
have accommodations for hospi-
talization, treatment and surgery of
domestic small animals. We have
full surgical, laboratory, and radio-
logical capability. We also have
boarding, bathing and grooming.
We are open six days a week, and
have a very friendly and knowl-
edgeable staff to assist me in pro-
viding the best care we can for you
and your pet.
5. Ho\ much does a veterinari-
an make year?
1 By loda\'s standard, a new
graduate eterinarian makes about
$38,000 a year. If you stay with a
group 7-8 years you will make
more. However, If you do not
make partner or open your own
practice you will top out at about
$60,000 peryear.
6. How much did your educa-
tion cost?
My education from the time I
graduated high school, to my first
position as an associate veterinari-
an about 10 years cost about
$300,000. This included living
expenses, books, and tuition. I
guess an average was about 30,000
per year. And yes I'm still paying
student loans!
7. Is there anything you would
like to change about what you do
for a living?
Absolutely not a thing! There is
nothing else I could possible see
myself ever doing. I'm very
blessed. When you get up to go to
work and you look forward to it,
well, that is truly a wonderful thing!
Hope that helps kiddo!
Take care, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com, and check
out your answers weekly in The Pet
Corner.


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Speaking about our sacred trust


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Jesus was asked about "who
is the greatest in the Kingdom of
Heaven" (Matthew 18:lff) and
He answers by calling a "little
child" to stand among the
crowd.
He admonishes that people
will need to become like little
children in their faith and says
that, "whoever welcomes a little
child in my name, welcomes Me
ibidd, v5)." There is a caution
that follows (v.6); "but if anyone
causes one of these little ones
who believe in Me to sin, it
would be better for him to have
a millstone hung around his
neck and to be drowned into the
depths of the sea."
That's a pretty strong caution!
Nevertheless, it serves as a basis
for so much of our respecting
the place of children in the
world. Laws protect children by
recognizing that they need guid-
ance and nurturance along the
way as they become adults.
Societies provide for their pas-
sage into maturity by providing
schooling and benefits. We set
aside parks and playgrounds -
our service organizations pro-
vide activities to help with
growth and development.
Children are the subject of
endless study by those who
want to improve their lives and
find the best ways of communi-
cating with them and helping
parents with their responsibili-
ties. Unfortunately many of
those who are in their formative
stages in life miss out and are left
to fend for themselves. Children
require lots and lots of energy,
planning, dedication, sacrifice,
day-by-day involvement; as any
parent can tell you.


I have seen those who have
missed out on parenting and
have been left to parent them-
selves and who grow up to have
difficulties in .
school, in their :.
communities,
and at home. -
I've heard one 'i. t
parent say, "I
can't do a
thing with -
him" and
wonder if it
was always Samuel S.
that way. I Thomas
wondered if I
was listening to an excuse to
give up and abandon the
responsibilities of being a parent
or if that mother tried to get
help. I wondered if she gave up
earlier in the child's life when
she would have had more con-
trol and could have set patterns
to make life at a later time better
for both parent and child.
Recognize that it is no easy
task being parents and even a
harder task when one finds one-
self as a single parent. Those
who undertake to be parents
deserve our help and support,
but they also must accept the
responsibility for the life entrust-
ed to them. Kids pick up quickly
on messages about being cared
for, being protected, being
loved.
I was introduced to a new
neighbor awhile backhand she
had her nine-year-old daughter
standing next to her. The mother
said, "This is my daughter,
Jenny, she was an accident." I
looked at Jenny and saw a hurt
expression on this child's face;
wondered about how she must
have felt, doubted that was the
first time Jenny was told she was
not really wanted, wondered
what she was learning about


being loved.
I'd watch Jenny playing with
younger children where she
seemed more sure of herself and
where she seemed to be looked
up to and watched her get yelled
at for what would have been a
little matter in our household.
There is something unfair about
having to pay for somebody
else's "accident" and something
very unjust about making the
bystander pay a price for anoth-
er.
The three gospel accounts
that tell of Jesus calling the little
child into the midst of the crowd
and saying, "be like this child"
do not give us any insight into
what kind of a child He had cho-
sen. Was the child from a strong,
loving home? Was it an aban-
doned child? Was it a child that
was to be given the tools for a
place in society or a child that
would live on the fringes and
always be in trouble?
Jesus spoke to the adults,
though, and not to the child. His
message: Don't miss your
responsibility, don't turn your
back on this opportunity, don't
let this one be lost. When the
day comes that the child doesn't
want to go to school, or doesn't
want to share with the family in
Church, or doesn't like having to
come home and share dinner at
the. family table, or wants to
hang out with people adults find
questionable, the ones that are
going to be accountable are
those who do nothing.
Fortunately, we live in a day
and age where there are those
who help parents find how to
manage and how to understand;
how to change lives and how to
provide for responsible upbring-
ing. There are personnel in
schools, in the community, in
the justice system, in the social


agencies, in the Churches who
are there to support parents in
their God-given ministries to
those they bring into the world.
I watched a young mother
one day struggling to get her
young son to put his mittens on
when it was cold and snowy out.
She was bent over him; he was
pulling one way, he was pulling
another. The sidewalk where
this drama took place had just
been covered with a fresh blan-
ket of snow and it was a day that
would leave chapped little
hands.
I spoke to her briefly and told
her, "That's the way, Debbie."
She apparently didn't hear what
I was trying to say and looked at
me with an exasperated look,
and shouted, "Well, I'm trying to
get him to keep his mittens on!"
I said, "Debbie, I'm on your
side!" and a smile came over her
face.
I wanted to let her know that I
supported her in this momen-
tary vision of someone working
to be a good mother and respon-
sible parent when it would have
been easy to ignore or to turn a
blind eye to what was needed
and came with a price. In fact, I
judged Debbie to be a good
mother and her husband to be a
good father. Their other children
were growing up healthy and
happy, did well in school, didn't
cause problems in the commu-
nity, had the basics of values that
would carry them throughout
their lives.
They are the backbone of the
future and our society will be
shaped ultimately by whether
they are in the majority or the
minority. The Lord knew how
essential it was for us to minister
to those entrusted to us that
important message still needs to
be heard.


Are we growing grass or killing weeds?


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A pastor called a lawn treat-
ment service to take care of his
weed-infested lawn, only to
have them refuse to take him as
a client because his lawn was so
bad. He was about to accept the
offer from a member of his
church who had volunteered to
totally remove his old lawn and,
start a new one, when a farmer
gave him some advice: Don't
worry so much about getting rid
of the weeds. Just grow the
grass, and the grass will take
care of the weeds. The pastor
took his advice and did all he
could do to grow "the good


stuff". After several years, his
lawn was in top shape.
The pastor had to ask himself
about what would be his pri-
mary focus growing grass or
killing weeds. He decided to
concentrate on the positive
rather than the negative. He
decided to focus on growth
instead of pouring his time and
energies and resources into
killing off weeds. j
The parable of the wheat and'
the weeds found in Matthew
13:24-30 and 36-43 counsels us
to focus on the harvest. There
will be weeds and thorny things
amongst us, but they will be
sorted out in the end. Taking this


Letter to the Editor


FEMA can adapt
Dear editor:
Recent critiques from the
congressional. and administra-
tion reviews of the Hurricane
Katrina response have led some
to question FEMA's ability to
change. One need only look at
changes made over the past year
in Florida to see that FEMA is
already implementing innova-
tive solutions, which have
proven effective in the wake of
Hurricanes Dennis and Wilma.
Effective emergency
response is a team effort, begin-
ning at the local level, combin-
ing local emergency managers'
planning and expertise with that
of state government disaster
response personnel and, when
needed, federal assets. In May
2005, following the historic sea-
son in 2004, FEMA established
the Florida Long-Term Recovery
Office (FLTRO) in Orlando,
which has provided a unique
opportunity to foster close rela-
tionships with state and local
emergency responders and
allowed us all to fine tune
response plans and delivery of
assistance.
It is through this Long-Term
Recovery Office that the agency
has strengthened its partnership
with state and local officials a
partnership that has proven to
be the key to effective response
and recovery. Full-time, perma-
nent employees of the FLTRO
provide consistent and familiar
faces, voices, guidance and
assistance. These go-to employ-
ees are here for Florida, provid-
ing consistency where consis-
tency is needed, and proposing
and advocating for change
where change is needed.
For instance, as many Florida
cities have experienced, hurri-
canes spread tons of: debris
throughout cities and the
cleanup is a massive and expen-
sive undertaking. Working close-
ly with local officials through the
2005 hurricanes, FEMA imple-
mented a streamlined approach
to Public Assistance the pro-
gram through which state and
local government agencies are
reimbursed for hurricane-relat-
ed costs. Statewide, applicants
have heralded this change as
necessary and effective. In addi-


tion, we continue to educate
state and local officials about
what FEMA legally can and can-
not fund in regards to debris
removal and have offered tech-
nical assistance to many so that
a majority of cities can have their
debris removal contracts in
place before the next storm.
Moreover, the same FEMA
team with whom the State is
working through the recovery
from 2004's storms took the lead
on the federal response to Hurri-
canes Dennis and Wilma.
Wilma, alone, affected an area
in Florida with roughly the same
population as the states of
Louisiana and Mississippi com-
bined, and after which more
people registered for FEMA
assistance than in any single
storm in 2004.
The unified state/FEMA
Wilma Command operated out
of the State Emergency Opera-
tions Center (EOC) and had
teams of state/federal field
observers in place prior to land-
fall. These field observers
teamed with local partners and
were the Command's eyes and
ears, increasing situational
awareness about vital needs in
the storm's immediate after-
math. Information delivered via
satellite phones to the EOC from
these teams led to the deploy-
ment of Urban Search and Res-
cue teams, disaster medical
teams, generators for critical
facilities and commodities,
which had been staged as close
to predicted landfall as safely
possible.
The path forged in Florida
bodes well for FEMA's long-term
commitment to the recovery of
the Gulf Shore region, as Long-
Term Recovery Offices are
established in neighboring
states. And while there is always
room for improvement, Florida's
experience demonstrates that
FEMA can and will make
changes. Those changes driven
by partnership with our state
counterparts and the needs
identified on the ground will
make for better preparedness
and improved performance in
the next storm season in Florida
and beyond.
Scott R. Morris
Director of FEMA Florida
Long-Term Recovery


approach not only concentrates
our energies on the positive, it
safeguards us from bad judg-
ment calls. .
It used to
be that when
individuals *:,- :
suffered from
sinus infec- '
tions, aller-
gies, or pollen ," .
sensitivities, -
their physi- i
cians sent John
them to the Hicks
arid South-
west. But transplants from the
North began to miss their old
environments. Fed up with
"weedy" front yards of scraggly
sagebrush and scrub grass, peo-
ple began ripping out the native
vegetation and planting their
yards with grass and other plants
from "back home".
These regionally unsuited
plants required huge amounts of
precious water and fertilizer to
grow in the thin desert soil, and
provided a new home for mites,
ticks, and mosquitoes that had
previously been unknown in
that region. Other things also
changed. These plants brought
with them their familiar loads of
pollen and other airborne good-
ies that soon had all the South-
west sinus refugees sneezing
and coughing as though they
had never left home. By getting
rid of the "weeds," they created


an environmental disaster.
We all know there are hon-
est-to-goodness, downright
\ orthless weeds out there. And
\\ e all know how soul sapping it
(can be to be in an environment
or work situation where weeds
are rampant. Dealing only with
the thorns and chaff, handling
the negative comments, and
dodging the nasty barbs zinged
at us can use up adlot>'of energy.
in -the-,-midst of: al.lQf these
,weeds; :we have a decision to
make as to what will be our pri-
mary focus. We can grow grass
or we can fight weeds. We can
focus most of our energies on
growth and good things, or we
can pour all of our energies into
fighting the weeds.
Remember the farmers'
advice: "Grow the grass and the
grass will take care of the
weeds." Jesus does not intend
the body of Christ to be a hot-
house flower. It is to live in the
world, amongst the weeds,
learning how to survive in the
presence of their negative
impact and energy. Pulling the
weeds is not what we are about.
Sometimes we may even find
that what we thought were
weeds will turn out to be unex-
pected flowers and blessings in
our midst. Growing wheat,
growing bread for the world,
growing souls is the primary
task of each Christian and each
church.


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Hendry County Sheriff's Office


Crime Stoppers


Fifteen arrested in
game fighting bust
MONTURA An investigation
into an illegal Game Rooster
Breeding Facility by the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations Division led to the
issuance of a search warrant for
775 North Trebol, in Montura
Estates by Judge James D. Sloan.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee reports that
the warrant was served at approx-
imately 3 p.m. on Saturday March
4, 2006 by combined forces of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office,
Florida Agricultural Crimes Task
Force with members from Collier,
Lee, Polk and Sarasota Counties
participating and Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission Officers and
led to the arrest of 15 people
including one juvenile.
During the raid, officers discov-
ered 160 live game fighting roost-
ers, three dead game fighting
roosters, 39 hens used for breed-


ing, fighting spurs used to attach
to the leg area on the birds for
fighting purposes, syringes, bot-
tled narcotics, glue bindings and
carrying cases for illegal care of
fighting game birds and an excess
of two ounces of cocaine (one
ounce or more of cocaine quali-
fies as trafficking).
The following were charged
and arrested for; Promoting, Stag-
ing, Betting or Being in Atten-
dance of the Fighting of Game
Roosters: Ivan Diaz, age 35 of
12714 NW 102 PL Hialeah, Fl.;
Roberto Espinosa, age 52, of 101
Buena Vista Street, Yonkers, N.Y;
Wilfredo Espinosa, age 35, of
2201 N. University Dr. Pembroke
Pines, Fl.; Jose Randal Garcia, age
34, of 9842 NW 128 PI. Hialeah
Gardens, Fl.; Juan Valentin Gon-
zalez, age 42, Alexi Sanchez Her-
nandez, age 39, of 569 Box Ciper,
Montura, Fl.; Jose Rafael Jose
Machado, age 56, of 1414 W 43
Place Hialeah, Fl.; German
Montes, age 37, of 2642 NW 28th


Street Miami, Fl.; Lazaro Pena,
age 41, of 9919 W Okeechobee
Rd. Lot 539 Hialeah, Fl.; Alejandro
Perez, age 37, of 405 NW 59 St.
Miami, Fl.; Martin Perez, age 54, of
365 Mayoral Street Montura, Fl.;
Reynaldo Perez, age 63, of 155
North Trebol Street Montura, Fl.;
Ruben Rodriquez, age 41, of 165
North Trebol Street Montura, Fl.;
Humberto Toledo, age 33, of HC
61 Box 787 Clewiston, Fl.; Arnelio
Zambrana, age 48, of 570 Brida
Street Montura, Fl. Additionally,
Humberto Toledo was also
charged with Possession of
Cocaine and placed under a
$17,500 Bond, Reynaldo Perez
was also charged with Trafficking
in Cocaine and placed under a
$100,000 Bond. Bonds were set at
$7,500 each for the others that
were arrested.
Defendant Reynaldo Perez
stated that the roosters were
being raised and trained for fight-
ing and were to be sent to Puerto
Rico for fighting events.


Burglary suspects
taken into custody
MONTURA Ongoing investi-
gations into three separate burgla-
ries in Montura Estates have led to
two arrests. According to Sheriff
Ronnie Lee, Clifford Roland Long,
age 32, of 755 Trebol Street Montu-
ra Estates, has been arrested and
charged with three counts of Bur-
glary, three counts of Grand Theft
and two counts of Dealing in
Stolen Property and Lola Dean
Clark, age 45, of 170 Datil Street
Montura Estates, has been arrested
and charged with two counts of
Burglary, two counts of Grand
Theft and two counts of Dealing in
Stolen Property.
Long and Clark were both
booked into the Hendry County
Jail with Bond set for Long at
$77,000 and $52,000 for Clark.
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Investigators have recov-
ered $17,870 of the stolen property.


Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County is asking for the
public's assistance in locating
Anthony Chaple, a.k.a. "Boss",
who was listed as a wanted fugi-
tive as of March 3, 2006. Chaple
is described as a black male, list-
ed at 5' 11" tall and weighing
160 pounds. His date of birth is
Oct. 6, 1981 and has black hair
and brown eyes. He has tattoos
on his left arm and right shoul-
der and has a scar on his left
elbow. His last known address is
NW 9th Ave, in South Bay.
Chaple is wanted for Felony
Failure to Appear; Grand Theft
of Motor Vehicle; Buglary;
Sale/Possession of V.I.N. plate
or Sale/Possession of altered.
V.I.N.
He is further wanted for
Felony Failure to Appear on
Dealing in Stolen Property


charges, as well as Violation of
Probation: Aggravated Battery
with a Deadly Weapon Resulting
in Bodily Harm; and Violation of
Probation: .*
Grand Theft. Y

further want-
ed on Misde-
meanor
charges stem-
ming from giv-
ing a false
name upon
being Anthony
detained/ Chaple
arrested.
If you have any information on
the whereabouts of Anthony
Chaple, you are asked to call
Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS
(8477). You may remain anony-
mous and could be eligible for a
cash reward.


Accreditation team invites public comments


"A team of assessors from the
Commission for Florida Law
Enforcement Accreditation (CFA)
will arrive on March 14, 2006, to
examine all aspects of the Palm
Beach County School Police
Department's policies and proce-
dures, management, operations,
and support services," Chief
James P. Kelly announced. The
Palm Beach County. School Police
Department has to comply with
approximately 272 standards in
order to renew its accredited sta-
tus.
As part of the on-site assess-
ment, agency members and the
general public are invited to offer
comments to the assessment


team. The public may call (561)
434-8459 on March 15, between
the hours of 1-5 p.m. Telephone
comments are limited to 10 min-
utes and must address the
agency's ability to comply with
CFA standards. A copy of the stan-
dards is available through the
Palm Beach County School Police
Department in West Palm Beach
by calling (561) 434-8300.
For more information regard-
ing CFA or for persons wishing to
offer written comments about the
Palm Beach County School
Police's ability to maintain the
standards of accreditation, please
write:
CFA, 3504 Lake Lynda Drive,


Suite 380, Orlando, Florida,
32817.
The Accreditation Program
Manager for the Palm Beach
County School Police Department
is Lieutenant Vanessa Snow. She
said the assessment team is com-
posed of law enforcement practi-
tioners from similar agencies. The
assessors will review written
materials, interview individuals,
and visit offices and other places
where compliance can be wit-
nessed. The CFA Assessment
Team Leader is Lieutenant Jerry
Rothman of the St. Lucie County
Sheriff's Office.
Once the Commission's asses-
sors complete their review of the


agency, they report back to the
full Commission, which will then
decide if the agency is to receive
re-accredited status. The Palm
Beach County School Police
Department's accreditation is for
three years.
"Verification by the team that
the agency meets the Commis-
sion's standards is part of a volun-
tary process to gain or maintain
accreditation a highly prized
recognition of law enforcement
professional excellence," Chief
Kelly said.
For further information or
questions, please contact Lieu-
tenant Vanessa Snow at (561)'
434-8300.


Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office seeks help


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office in conjunction with
the Orange County Sheriff's
Office is seeking the public's
assistance in solving two very
serious violent sexual assaults.
Both agencies are working simi-
lar sexual assaults that have been
linked through DNA analysis. The
case in Orange County occurred
on Nov. 27, 2004 and the case in
Palm Beach County occurred on
Dec. 16,2005.
In addition, it is believed that
this same suspect committed
two additional abduictions of
females, without committing
sexual assault. Again, one
occurred in Orange County (Jan.
2005) and another in Palm Beach
County (Jan. 2006). In the Palm
Beach County cases, the suspect
made contact with the female
victims at or near Hispanic night-
clubs in the early morning hours
on a weekend. The cases in


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The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a
violent sexual battery suspect. The sketches shown are from eyewitnesses. If you have any
information, please contact PBSO or Crimestoppers.


Orlando occurred in downtown
Orlando, near a nightclub dis-
trict, also in the early morning
hours and on a weekend.
The suspect is described as a
Hispanic male and appears to be


well spoken and educated. He is
in his late 20s to early 30s, dark
short hair, clean-shaven, thin
build, and speaks both Spanish
and English. The suspect has
used various weapons during his


violent attacks.
Anyone with information is
urged to contact Detective Nic-
hole Underwood at (561) 688-
4146 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-
458-TIPS.


Crist announces $7 Million in Tenet Settlement


Hendry County
Regional will benefit

TALLAHASSEE -- Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
a multimillion dollar settlement
with Tenet Healthcare Corpora-
tion, resolving allegations that the
company falsely inflated its hospi-
tals' charges from 2000 to 2003 to
obtain reimbursements from a
Medicare fund.
The agreement brings to a
close a federal court lawsuit alleg-
ing that Tenet violated the federal
and Florida Racketeer Influenced
and Corrupt Organization (RICO)
Acts, as well as other investiga-
tions of Tenet by Crist's office,
including two Medicaid billing
cases.
Thirteen Florida public hospi-
tals or hospital systems were part
of the lawsuit filed by Crist.,
Public hospitals depend on a
special Medicare program,
known as the Outlier Fund, to
obtain reimbursement for expen-
sive procedures whose costs
greatly exceed Medicare's stan-
dard reimbursement rates, such
as coronary bypass surgery.
According to the settled law-
suit, Tenet artificially increased its
charges to improperly access a
significant portion of the limited
monies in the Outlier Fund, there-
by preventing Florida public hos-
pitals from obtaining legitimate
reimbursement for their expen-
sive procedures.
"This landmark settlement
benefits both patients and the tax-
payers," said Crist. "Florida's pub-
lic hospitals will be able to use the
funds to provide essential health
care for the poor."
Crist's office filed the federal
Medicare lawsuit last March.
Floridais the only state involved in
the lawsuit and the settlement.
Under the settlement, Tenet
will contribute close to $6 million
to be disbursed to the public hos-
pitals according to the level of
indigent care and expensive pro-
cedures provided by each facility.
The list of public hospitals is
included below, Tenet will also


'Attorney General Crist's involvement in this
settlement has greatly benefited the hospitals
involved."
Paul M. Sallarulo,
chair of the North Broward Hospital District


pay the state approximately $1
million for costs of the investiga-
tion.
"We are pleased that Tenet's
new management has committed
to take this important first step in
moving toward a better future by
resolving all past issues. Safe-
guarding Florida's health care
market is a top priority and I look
forward to Tenet now acting
responsibly to serve that market,"
said Crist.
"Attorney General Crist's
involvement in this settlement has
greatly benefited the hospitals
involved," said Paul M. Sallarulo,
chair of the North Broward Hospi-
tal District, one of the public hos-
pital systems involved in the law-
suit. "We are extremely pleased
with the resulting agreement and
commend Attorney General Crist
for his work."
"I would like to thank Attorney
General Crist for his efforts, not
only on our behalf, but also on
behalf of the uninsured patients
of our community who will
directly benefit from this settle-
ment," said Frank V. Sacco, Chief
Executive Officer of Lee Memorial
Healthcare System, another
affected public hospital.
Tenet is the nation's second-
largest for-profit hospital chain in
the United States, owning or oper-
ating 71 acute care hospitals with
18,149 licensed beds, including
15 hospitals in Florida. Tenet
restructured its management
team in November 2002 and
changed its Medicare billing prac-
tices in January 2003.
A copy of the federal complaint
against Tenet is available at:
http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.
nsf/WF/JFAO-6M7RAH/$file/Tenet
+Complaint.pdf
A copy of the Tenet settlement is
available ati httpi//myfloridalegalh


com/webfiles.nsf/WF/JFAO-6M7R
BW/$file/Tenet+Settlement.pdf
The public hospitals that will
benefit from this settlement are:
Bert Fish Medical Center, Inc.
- New Smyrna Beach (Volusia
County)
Cape Memorial Hospital,
Inc. Cape Coral (Lee County)
Halifax Medical Center -
Daytona Beach (Volusia County)
Hendry County Hospital
Authority Clewiston (Hendry
County)


Holmes County Hospital
Corporation Bonifay (Holmes
County)
Jackson Memorial Hospital
- Miami (Miami-Dade County)
Lee Memorial Healthcare
System- Ft. Myers (Lee County)
North Brevard County Hospi-
tal District Titusville (Brevard
County)
North Broward Hospital Dis-
trict Ft. Lauderdale (Broward
County)
Sarasota County Public Hos-
pital District Sarasota (Sarasota
County)
South Broward Hospital Dis-
trict Hollywood (Broward
County)
The Board of Trustees of Bay
Medical Center Panama City
(Bay County)
West Orange Healthcare Dis-
trict Ocoee (Orange County)


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Skilled Nursing Beds now available


at Hendry Regional Medical Center


CLEWISTON In October of
2005, the state of Florida approved
the opening of "skilled nursing
beds" at Hendry Regional Medical
Center. Skilled Nursing Beds or
Swing Beds, as they are some-
times called, are beneficial for the
patient who needs to be dis-
charged from a hospital, but
requires on-going care or rehabili-
tation. The state and the Joint
Commission on Accreditation of
Healthcare Organizations have
accredited the program.
Here are a few examples of
those who would meet the
required criteria:
The patient is in the hospital
and has just received a hip or
knee replacement, and no
longer needs medical treatment,_
but is not strong enough or capa-
ble of going home. He/she may
receive physical therapy until
gaining the level of activity prior


to initial hospitalization for a par-
ticular illness, but needs on-
going IV antibiotics and has
become too weak to go home,
has the potential to improve, but
needs additional care/rehabilita-
tive physical therapy.
Most people are not aware of
this particular program, which is
being provided by their local hos-
pital. Although many coastal facili-
ties offer this same service or a
similar one, the convenience of
being closer to home and to fami-
ly (not to mention the cost of trav-
eling) encourages numerous
patients to transfer to Hendry
Regional Medical Center, if neces-
sary, as participants of Skilled
Nursing Care.
David McClusky, the activities
director of the Swing Bed Pro-
gram, focuses on five basic needs:
Which do not require the patient
to be constantly confined to a bed:


1. Emotional games such as
'I Remember When' or Trivia
2. Physical low-impact exer-
cises
3. Spiritual morning
thoughts, personal inspirations
4. Socialization group meet-
ings, movies, cookie baking
5. Educational puzzles,
spelling games, news events
McClusky says, "It's exciting to
see hospital patients getting
dressed, out of bed, and going to
the activities room. where we can
work together on their five needs."
Most insurance companies will
cover the expense of this pro-
gram, and Medicare will also pay
for the associated costs. To receive
additional information, please
contact Marilyn Lamb, Utilization
Review/Social Services Director at
Hendry Regional Medical Center -
(863) 902-4316.


Hendry Regional Medical


Center Awarded Accreditation


CLEWISTON By demon-
strating compliance with the
Joint Commission on Accredita-
tion of Healthcare Organiza-
tion's national standards for
health care quality and safety,
Hendry Regional Medical Center
has earned the Joint Commis-
sion's Gold Seal of Approval.
"We sought accreditation for
our organization because we
wanted to demonstrate our
commitment to the safety and
quality care of our patients," stat-
ed Craig Cudworth, Hospital
CEO. "We view obtaining Joint
Commission accreditation as
another step toward achieving
excellence."
Founded in 1951, the Joint
Commission evaluates and
accredits more than 15,000
health care organization and
programs in the United States.


Gertrude Pearce: from Oklahoma to Okeechobee


Editor's note: From 1977 until
her death in 2003, Independent
Newspapers of Florida was priv-
ileged to have on staff a superb
writer and historian, Twila
Valentine. Mrs. Valentine wrote
much about the history of the
people and places around Lake
Okeechobee and about the lake
itself. Together with Okee-
chobee's Betty Williamson, Pres-
ident of the Okeechobee Histori-
cal Society, she co-authored a
book, now in its second printing,
"Strolling down Country Roads
in Okeechobee." One of the peo-
ple Mrs. Valentine interviewed
for her history series was
Gertrude Pearce. This interview
took place March 28, 1.989 when
Mrs. Pearce was 91 years old.
Gertrude Pearce recalls:
"In 19.10 there was a.whole
bunch of my relatives that moved
to Florida around Ft. Lauderdale.
They were buying so much land
for about $10 an acre. I came to
Okeechobee with my brother-in-
law. He had come back to Okla-
homa where we were from and I
came back to Okeechobee with
him. Itwas 1917.
"A short while later, we got a
telegram for me to come back to
Oklahoma; my mother was sick


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J.O. Pearce, third from left was instrumental in the founding
of the Okeechobee County Cattlemen's Association in 1937
and served as its first president.


with typhoid fever, so I went
back to Oklahoma to care for
her. I had met J.O. Pearce while I
was in Okeechobee. He was out
taking cattle by train td Mont-
gomery, Alabama when I left.
When came back and he found
out I'd gone back to Oklahoma,
he hopped the train and came to
get me and I'd only had two or
three dates with him. We were
married there in Oklahoma, on
July 25, 1917. I'll always believe it
was love at first sight.
"We came back to Okee-
chobee and started a family. Doc
Anner was my doctor for the two
boys, but she had gone to Stuart


or Ft. Lauderdale by the time I
had my daughter. She and her
husband, Dr. Darrow both were
just as nice as they could be.
They were peculiar being north-
erners and you might think they
were hard-hearted, but they
weren't.
"I came here at the right time
to get into the cattle business.
Even though I had three children,
I always worked with the cattle.
Not every day, but I was raised
on a farm in Oklahoma and I
knew what work was.
"They say I taught school, but
it was only an accident. We had a
tragedy here at one 'time. A


woman shot two of our school
teachers, not on purpose, but
they were desperate for teachers
and asked me to teach for one of
them. I think it was fourth of fifth
grade, but that's all, except for
Sunday school.
"I used to go on all the cattle
roundups and all the cooking for
the cowboys. We'd go out and
stay all week long. The screw
worms were a big problem then.
They put my husband, J.O. in as
president of the cattlemen's
association. He went to Washing-
ton to get an appropriation to
help with the screw worm. They
brought a whole team of men to
Avon Park to raise sterile flies. It
was the only thing that saved the
cattle industry here.
"Then Mr. McNulty, who
wanted to start a bank, wanted
J.O. to be a director. And he said,
'Mr. McNulty, I have all I can do
out here at the ranch. It keeps me
going all the time.' Mr. McNulty
said, 'I'll give you the stock if
you'll be the director.' J.O. told
him, 'You won't give me nuthin'.
If you're so .bound and deter-
mined that you want me for a
director, you loan me the money
and let me payyou back.' And he
was there for the rest of his life."


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LET'S TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE TOGETHER. NOT FAR, JUST FOUR YEARS AGO. AS YOU ALL KNOW ALLIE BIGGS, GARY MCENTIRE AND MYSELF WERE ELECTED TO THE PAHOKEE CITY
COMMISSION. LET ME SHARE WITH YOU WHAT WE FOUND.
WE FOUND THAT IT WAS COMMON PLACE FOR CITY EMPLOYEES TO USE CITY EQUIPMENT TO PERFORM JOBS FOR CITY COMMISSIONERS AND THEIR SELECT FRIENDS. IT WAS ALSO ACCEPTED PRACTICE
TO FIX WATER BILLS AND TO STEAL CITY PROPERTY. NOT ONLY IS THIS AGAINST THE LAW, IT PUT THE CITY IN A FINANCIAL MESS.
THE CITY COULD NOT PAY ITS BILLS IN A TIMELY MANNER AND HAD BEEN PUT ON C.O.D.'WITH THE COMPANY THAT SUPPLIED THE CHEMICALS TO TREAT OUR DRINKING WATER. WE WERE FORCED TO
BORROW $400,000 TO PAY BILLS, AND TO RAISE TAXES AND FEES TO SAVE THE CITY.
IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS WORKING AS A TEAM THIS IS WHAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED AT YOUR CITY HALL: ACCOUNTABILITY!!!!!!
TOUGH FINANCIAL CONTROLS ARE IN PLACE. THE ONLY TIME A WATER BILL IS ADJUSTED IS BY A VOTE BY THE CITY COMMISSION. BY APPLYING THE RULES EQUALLY TO EVERYONE AND NOT BEING
AFRAID TO MAKE THE HARD DECISIONS, WE HAVE NOT RAISED OUR RATES OR TAXES SINCE. YET THE CITY OF PAHOKEE NOW IS RATED AA BY THE STATE. THE HIGHEST YOU CAN GET. OUR TX RATE IS
THE LOWEST OF THE TRI-CITIES AS ARE OUR WATER RATES.
BECAUSE OF OUR STEADILY IMPROVING FINANCIAL CONDITION, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GIVE OUR EMPLOYEES MODEST PAY RAISES AFTER MANY YEARS OF NEGLECT. WHILE THEY ARE STILL THE LOW-
EST PAID IN THE COUNTY WE ARE CORRECTING THAT AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN A PROMISE WE MADE TO THEM.
THE CITY OF PAHOKEE'S REPUTATION WITH OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IS AS HIGH AS IT HAS EVER BEEN. WE HAVE THE BEST STAFF IN CITY HALL IN YEARS AND OUR EMPLOYEES ARE RECEIVING
TRAINING TO HELP THEM IMPROVE.
ARGUABLY THE MOST DIFFICULT DECISION WAS TO TURN LAW ENFORCEMENT OVER TO THE COUNTY BUT LET'S FACE IT IT YOU GET WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD TO PAY. BEING THE LOWEST PAID POLICE
DEPARTMENT IN THE COUNTY MEANT THAT WE HAD A DEPARTMENT THAT WAS CORRUPT AND ENABLED DRUGS AND CRIME TO FLOURISH IN OUR COMMUNITY. THEIR LACK OF PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR
PLACED THE CITY IN A LEGAL NIGHTMARE.
THE CITY OF PAHOKEE NOT ONLY WILL SAVE CLOSE TO $2 MILLION IN OUR CONTRACT WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. WE GET PROFESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FREE FROM THE INTERFERENCE OF
LOCAL POLITICS. THE LAW WILL BE APPLIED EQUALLY TO EVERYONE. OF THE MONEY SAVED, $200,000 WENT INTO SAVINGS THE REST WILL BE USED FOR PAY RAISES, HIRING STAFF AND INFRASTRUCTURE
IMPROVEMENTS.
WE ALSO HAVE FORMED A COMMUNITY RELATIONS BOARD TO DEAL WITH A RANGE OF ISSUES IN OUR COMMUNITY. ITS MEMBERSHIP REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF OUR CITY AS DOES OUR ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT BOARD.
IN THE PAST YEAR WE HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED BY THREE HURRICANES YET TOGETHER WE ARE WELL ON OUR WAY TO RECOVERY. THE MARINA AND CAMPGROUND ARE BEING REBUILT AN ALMOST $9
MILLION. THIS IS THE CORNER STONE OF OUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY, PLUS IT WILL BRING 90 NEW JOBS WHEN COMPLETED.
ALSO WE ARE PLANNING A NEW CITY MUNICIPAL COMPLEX, THE OLD SITE WILL BE USED FOR A NEW HOTEL, CREATING JOBS. IN ADDITION THERE ARE PLANS WELL UNDER WAY FOR A PARKING FACILITY
WHERE THE OLD NANA'S OLD WESTERN AUTO IS NOW. THE PRINCE THEATER IS GOING TO BE REMODELED INTO A MODERN MULTI-USE CIVIC CENTER.
OUR RECREATION DEPARTMENT IS UNDER GOING A $250,000 FACE LIFT. WE AHVE A NEW SPLASH PAD, RESURFACED TENNIS COURTS AND A REMODELED LIBRARY AT CITY PARK. THERE ARE NEW RESTAU-
RANTS. THERE IS A NEW BANK BUILDING COMING. THERE ARE NEW BUSINESSES IN TOWN.
WE ARE WELL ON OUR WAY TO ANNEXING NEW LAND INTO OUR BORDERS. THIS WILL ALLOW US TO CONTROL THE GROWTH IN A WAY THE CITIZENS OF PAHOKEE WANT. NOT WHAT SOME ONE ELSE SAYS
WE NEED. WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE COUNTY TO PROVIDE HOUSING THAT OUR CITIZENS CAN AFFORD AS WELL AS MORE EXPENSIVE HOUSING.
PAHOKEE'S NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL AND ATHLETIC FIELD ARE SCHEDULED TO BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION BY FEB. 2007.THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM IS BEING EXTENDED TO OUR ELE-
MENTARY SCHOOL THIS IS THE FIRST IN THE NATION! OUR YOUNG PEOPLE CAN NOW GET A FIRST CLASS EDUCATION.
HEALTH AND DENTAL CARE IS CURRENTLY BEING MET BY A CLINIC LOCATED AT ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH. WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING TO EXPAND THE SERVICES BY MOVING IT TO A LARGER
AND MORE CENTRAL LOCATION. WE HAVE WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE HEALTH CARE DISTRICT TO BUILD THE NEW GLADES AREA HOSPITAL BETWEEN PAHOKEE AND BELLE GLADE.
PAHOKEE IS MOVING FORWARD. WE ARE WORKING VERY HARD TO SEE THAT NONE OF OUR CITIZENS ARE LEFT BEHIND. FOR THE FIRST TIME THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN, THE MONEY IN YOUR BANK
ACCOUNT OR WHO YOU ARE KIN TO DOESN'T MATTER.
I AM MOST PROUD OF THE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS FORMED WITH OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN SEEKING HELP FOR PAHOKEE. THIS PAID OFF MOST RECENTLY BY THE DONATION OF 21 FEMA
TRAILERS TO THE CITY AND A PLEDGE OF $105,000 FROM PALM BEACH COUNTY TO HELP SET THEM UP THIS COMES FROM WELL EARNED RESPECT AND REPUTATION THAT PAHOKEE NOW HAS.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN WHAT IS TRULY HAPPENING IN PAHOKEE. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE COUNTING YOUR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE TO SPREAD RUMORS AND LIES. THEY ARE VERY GOOD
AT THROWING ROCKS AND HIDING THEIR HANDS. THEY WANT TO RETURN TO THE OLD DAYS OF PERSONAL FAVORS, AND LINING THEIR POCKETS. SOME WANT TO BRING BACK THE POLICE SO THEY CAN
BE CHIEF AND OTHERS TO LET THEIR FRIENDS SELL DRUGS AND STEAL CARS. THEY WANT TO SACRIFICE PAHOKEE FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL GAIN.
THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS ARE DUE TO HARD WORK, GOOD STAFF AND AN UNWAVERING'LOVE FOR THE CITY AND ALL OF HER CITIZENS. SOMETIMES IT'S UNPOPULAR, SOME-
TIMES CONTROVERSIAL, BUT ALWAYS WITH PROFESSIONALISM, INTEGRITY AND PRIDE.
IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO SERVE THE CITY OF PAHOKEE THE PAST FOUR YEARS. PLEASE ALLOW US TO CONTINUE TO SERVE YOU OUR JOB IS JUST STARTING AS WE MOVE OUR CITY FOR-
WARD FOR ALL OF US.


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School Happenings


Clewiston
High School


Submitted to INI
Miss Hendry County Pageantry
On Sunday, March 5, the contestants from the Jr. Miss and Miss Hendry County Beauty
Pageants were "right on track" as they enjoyed an outing to Fort Myers. Joined by the
reigning Miss Hendry County, Cassie Mesa and the reigning Jr. Miss Hendry County, Alex-
is Price, the contestants hopped aboard a train that took them on an excursion through
Fort Myers and the Caloosahatchee bridge system to Bayshore. "Uncle Hank", the train's
conductor welcomed the contestants and even convinced some of these beauties to
entertain the rest of the passengers. The girls were transported by Limo Bus to and from
Fort Myers and returned to Clewiston and enjoyed a barbeque at the fairgrounds. The
2006 Miss Hendry County pageant will be held March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hendry Coun-
ty Fairgrounds; The 2006 Jr. Miss Hendry will be crowned on March 21 at 7:30 p.m.


School Briefs

SSpring Break
Same day
The Clewiston Home School
l Mom's will host a Spring Break
Game Day March 22 at the Youth
fCenter from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
for ages 6-12 and the cost is $10
per-child. Lunch will be provid-
'-d. Pie-registration required by
SMarch 17. Call 983-2240 to regis-
Ster your child today. Limit is 60
kids. Sponsored by the Clewis-
ton Recreation Department.
TechBridge Youth
training program
TechBride Youth training
services a program that is dedi-
cated to enhancing the employa-
bility 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 enrollment 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 Develop-
ment Services Center, we offer
students the opportunity to
obtain their GED as well as con-
duct job searches and assistance
With continuance of their educa-
tional goals. For more informa-
i tion contact Patrick Coleman at
(863) 983-1300 from 8:30 a.m. to
4 p.m.- Mon-Fri.
HC S District to offer
Voluntary program
In 2002, Florida voters passed
an. amendment providing for
(free, voluntary pre-kindergarten
opportunities for all children
who turned four on or before
Sept. I and reside in the state of
Florida. The school district will
offer a 300-hour program during


the 2006 summer. The program
will run from May 31 through.
July 28 from 7:50 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
The summer programs will be
offered at Eastside Elementary in
Clewiston and at Country Oaks
Elementary in Labelle. There
will not be any transportation
provided by the district. This is a
free program for Florida fami-
lies. Research demonstrates thcat
high-quali \ preschool educa-
tion can substantially increase
children's chances of succeed-
ing in school and in life. Children
who attend high quality pre-
kindergarten programs are less
likely to be held back a grade,
less likely to need special educa-
tion and more likely to graduate
high school. If you are interested
in signing up your child for the
VPK program please go to the
United Way House at 17 Ft.
Thompson Street, Labelle. (863)
675-8383.
Fun project
The Clewiston Public Library
is proud to announce a fun proj-
ect for school age students. We
are trying to reconstruct the
World Trade Center, using
approximately 50,000 pennies.
All school age children are invit-
ed to help with this project on
Tuesday and Thursdays at 3
p.m. any donations are very wel-
come.
H.E.R.E. meeting
The Clewiston Home School
Group. H.E.R.E., holds their reg-
ular meetings every first Thurs-
day of each month at the Youth
Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please bring a sack lunch, some-
thing interesting to share, and
join us if you home school or are
thinking of home schooling. The
parent-only home school meet-
ings are the third Monday 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
il 1 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 invited to
join the celebration.
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 invited 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 Cen-


Mileydi Klye
Avendano Kirstein
Clewiston High School has
chosen their Students of the
Month for February. CHS Stu-
dents of the Month are students
who work hard, put forth great
effort in all that they do, are hon-
est, reliable and dependable.
Great job to Kyle Kirstein, 12th
grade and Mileydi Avendano,
10th grade. Kyle .& Mileydi also
set a good example for the rest
of the student body.
Clewiston
Middle School
Clewiston Middle School stu-
dents will take the FCAT during
the week of March 6-9 and
eighth graders will have the
FCAT Science test Monday,
March 13.
On Friday, March 3, students
and staff wore FCAT T-shirts and
had a Science FCAT "Brain
Bowl", which was won by the
Red team. Students who partici-
pated included Brian Hester,
Robbriannia Weekley, Adriana
Rangel, Nathaniel Revoredo,
Jessica Evans, Noe Perez, Jessi-
ca Schultz, Whitney Irey, Anna
Ruth Cruz, Ra'vin Lee, Dakota
Jarvis and Eli Fedele. Thanks to
Ms. Patrick, Ms. Kelly, Mr.
Espinoza and Ms. Pflum.
Report cards will be issued


ter. Call Toni at 983-1123 for


ter. 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 com-
munity. Activities available
include basketball, 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
individual feeling helpless and
out of control, especially if you
are the family member or friend
of an addict. Narconon Arrow-
head can help. Narconon offers
free counseling, 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
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence
and victim safety by providing
services, referrals and education
relating to the affects of domes-
tic/sexual violence in our com-
munity. 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 Exten-
sion (REACT): (863) 674-1811
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to speak with
an advocate.


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March 15 and Parent Confer-
ences will take place March 16
from 2:15-3:45 p.m. Spring
Break will be from March 20-24.
Students were treated to a
wrestling exhibition Feb. 22.
Wrestlers include Andy Cordova,
Tyler Yebba, Alex Bentancor,
Sylester Canty, Brian Bacallao,
Carleton Baucum, George Ben-
son, Jose Cardenas, Luis Fundo-
ra, Matt McGinnis, Dalton Ray-
burn, Antravon Smith and
Damion Smith. Thanks to Mr.
Espinoza and Mr. Heath for the
wrestling matches.
Congratulations to the CMS
Beta Club for winning a Silver
award in the Relay for Life by
raising over $5,000. Thanks to
the Beta Club parents and all
who helped Mrs. Mammen and
Mrs. Caulkins to help the stu-
dents achieve this accomplish-
ment.
The Math Department will
celebrate Pi Day March 14. Pi is a
never ending decimal and the
students are competing to deter-
mine who can memorize and
recite the most digits correctly.
Prizes will be awarded to the top
three winners.


The next meeting of the
School Advisory Council will be
March 27, at 5:15 p.m. in the
conference room in the Admin-
istration Building. All interested
are welcome and encouraged to
attend.
Central Elementary
We are half way through the
FCAT testing. Our 3rd, 4th, and
5th grade students are working
very hard! We are so proud of
them! Tomorrow, March 10 is
the end of the third nine weeks
grading period. Report cards will
go out on Wednesday, March 15,
and parent conferences will the
next day on Thursday, March 16.
Monday, March-13 was previ-
ously scheduled as a day off for
students but will now be a hurri-
cane make-up day. On Friday,
March 17, we will have an FCAT
celebration. Notes will be sent
homeregarding details and time
for your child's class. The week
of March 20-24 is Spring Break
week. Students will return to
school on Monday, March 27.
Remember to visit the Hendry
County Fair during the week of
Spring Break. Have a safe and
happy Spring Break!


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U.S. Sugar evaluates season losses; reports big losses


Statement from U.S.
Sugar Vice President
Robert Coker
CLEWISTON This year's
crop was already badly damaged
from Hurricane Wilma, with more
than 25 percent losses due to the
storm.
"We got hammered by the hur-
ricane and then got hammered
again by the freeze. It is going to
be avery difficult year for the com-
pany financially as the expenses of
making hurricane repairs contin-
ue to mount and our sugar pro-
duction continues to drop," said
Robert Coker, senior vice presi-
dent. "This is shaping up to be the
worst year in our 75 years of being
in business," Coker said.
U.S. Sugar's entire cane crop
was subjected to below freezing
temperatures for durations of up
to 6.75 hours with temperatures
dropping as low as 24.6 degrees
for extended periods of time in
some areas. Immediately follow-
ing the freeze, we conducted ini-
tial damage assessments and


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Cane fields being torched fill the horizon with a familiar sight
in the surrounding Glades area. U.S. Sugar is reporting sub-
stantial losses this year and in some cases, fields will have


to be planted from scratch.
target fields based on historical
knowledge of the varieties and
areas most susceptible to freeze
damage.
It generally takes a week or so
following a freeze event to deter-
mine the extent of the damage to
the crop. When the cane stalk
freezes, water in the stalk expands,
damaging the tissue or inner cells
of the stalk. This tissue damage
inhibits cane's natural defenses to


process is accelerated. It takes
approximately a week for the bac-
teria to colonize and the crop to
start showing signs of damage.
This field-by-field assessment
was completed this week. We
have 1.4 million tons of cane left
to harvest. Fifty percent of that
cane was frozen. We have revised
our harvest schedule in an effort
to minimize further losses due to
deterioration of the frozen cane.


within the next three weeks.
In addition to sugar losses in
the freeze-damaged mature cane,
75-85 percent of the young plant
cane or re-growth cane was burnt
back to the ground by the freezing
temperatures. It must essentially
re-start the growth process. All
growth that had occurred since
planting or harvesting was lost,
and the next year's crop, for all
intents and purposes is all at the
same stage in the growth process.
This will complicate our cultiva-
tion program in that the entire
crop will require the same atten-
tion sirRultaneously. This will sig-
nificantly add to our costs as serv-
ices will need to be done all at the
same time and not spread out
over the growing season.
The next step is to evaluate ter-
minal bud damage on the recently
planted cane. The terminal bud is
what drives plant growth. As much
as 3,000 acres of plant cane may
have dead terminal buds. Each
field will be evaluated on an ongo-
ing basis from this point forward.
"As the season winds down,
we expect to see further reduc-
tions in cane tonnage and sugar


"This is shaping up to be the worst year in our
75 years of being in business."
Robert Coker,
senior vice president, U.S. Sugar

"Florida sugar farmers are not ees, our suppliers and our rural
used to asking for a hand out," communities all have suffered
Coker said, "but we have asked tremendously as a result of Hurri-
Congress to consider some level cane Wilma. Anything Congress
of financial assistance to help us can do to help get people back on
get through these very difficult their feet will be appreciated,"
times. Our growers, our employ- Coker said.


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promises made to ColomOia corn-
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Mexico and CAFTA plus those


cumulative impact this and other
trade agreements will have on
146,000 American sugar farmers
and workers, many of whom are
still trying to recover from last
year's hurricanes and other weath-
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ica an additional 50,uuu metric tons
of sugar in the first year of the
agreement, rising to more than
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year increase alone amounts to a
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ket access Colombia already


commend U.S. Trade Representa-
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also allows for refined sugar
imports from Colombia a provi-
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Help backyard citrus trees recover from nature


One sign of spring is the smell
of citrus blossoms in the air.
Along with the bloom, new
leaves will soon be rapidly grow-
ing, looking to the soil for need-
ed nutrients. Today's column
will discuss the specific nutri-
tional needs of citrus.and offer
suggestions of appropriate fertil-
izers for dooryard citrus trees.
Many dooryard citrus trees
have been hammered by two
years of hurricanes, and will be
itching to put on new growth
this spring. Likewise, if you have
escaped citrus cankers quaran-
tined areas and have been able
to plant a new dooryard citrus
tree, remember that fertilizer will
insure young trees get off to a
,good start.
The regular application of the
correct fertilizers is needed for
developing young trees. Fertilizer
will also be needed to produce
large crops of good quality door-
yard fruit as the tree matures.
While fertilization of many other
plants in the Florida Yard may
not be necessary and may con-
tribute to runoff, for citrus trees
it is necessary for success.
Over fertilizing may be just as
harmful as not applying enough.
Excess nitrogen can produce lots
of leaves and reduce fruit pro-
duction. In some cases, over-fer-
tilization can burn, causing
injury or death of the tree.
Two different fertilization
schedules are suggested: one is
for young, non-bearing trees,
where leaf and stem growth is
maximized and fruit production
is reduced. Later on, a mature
tree schedule is used where tree
growth is minimized and fruit
yield and quality are maximized.
For baring trees, the Universi-
- ty of Florida recommends three
applications per year just before
new flushes of growth appear.
STypically. in our area, the right
times will be first in late Febru-
ary, again in May-June and final-
ly in October. Avoid fertilizing cit-
rus trees in the late fall or winter
to avoid succulent growth that
will freeze easily.

What kind of fertilizer is best
for dooryard citrus? Garden cen-
ters often sell special Citrus fertil-
izers. Look at the label to see if
the product contains the neces-
sary nutrients. An appropriate
analysis for young trees is a prod-
uct with equal amounts of nitro-
gen, phosphorus and potassium.
This is called a balanced fertiliz-
er, such as 8-8-8 (N-P205-K20).
Citrus fertilizers should also
contain magne,'di- (1.6 ...


cent), manganese (0.4 percent),
copper (0.4 percent) and boron
(0.2-0.025 percent). Be careful to
avoid those products with high
amounts of chlorine. And
choose those products that have
larger amounts of the nitrogen in
slow release forms.
Fertilizing
Young Trees
If this is the first year after
planting the dooryard citrus tree,
give it one half to one pound per
tree, applied five to six times per
year. During the second year,
add one to one half pound per
tree, but reduce the frequency to
four to five times annually. At the
third year after planting, use
approximately two pounds per
tree, and increase by one pound
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should be bearing and consid-
ered a mature tree.
The amount applied in each
application can be gradually
increased to about one pound
per year up to a maximum of
eight pounds. This would mean
that a fully-grown tree would be
receiving approximately 24
pounds of fertilizer in three sepa-
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Fertilizing bearing, mature
dooryard citrus is a rather inex-
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ables which can affect fertilizer
use. If grass is grownaround the
tree, if there are other nearby
trees or ornamentals, or if heavy
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trees. Controlled-release fertiliz-
ers that slowly release nutrients
over a 6-9-month period can also
be used. Check the label for
instructions on the right amount
of fertilizer to be applied per
application and for annual totals.
Organic gardeners can also use
composted manures contact
our office to get help calculating
how much will be needed.
Tree condition should be
used as a guide to rates of
applied material. If you notice
deficiencies, provide the trees
with more material. If there is
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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 con-
tact Jodi Perryman at (863) 983-
7346 (home) or (561) 261-3220
(cell).
Vision Hendry County
meeting planned
The first of three rounds of our
Vision Hendry County 2015 meet-
ings are complete. Attendance for
the Clewiston and LaBelle meet-
ings 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.
Remember this is a county and city
project so plan to attend so your
voice will be heard. The final meet-
ing 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 questions regarding this
event, call the Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development Council office
at 675-6007.
Spring break
make a craft
The Clewiston recreation
department and the 4-H craft club
is sponsoring spring break make a


County
Continued From Page 1
would be open to accommodate
civilian gun enthusiasts as needed.
The sheriff had wanted to open the
range for only two Saturdays a
month.
Commissioner Kevin McCarthy
again vocalized his belief that the
range should be available to the
public every Saturday. He argued
that it was not reasonable to expect
people to remember which Satur-
days the range would be open. Mr.
Smith countered that the schedule
would be submitted to the newspa-
per and indicated that the sheriff
wants to workwith the gun club.
Ed Kuntz, president of the
Caloosa Sports Shooters Gun Club,
said later he doesn't understand
why an administrator could not be
appointed to set a schedule for the
range, particularly since the gun
club was willing to handle it for
free. That way the range could be
open five days a week. The club
also supplied its own insurance, he
added. He said the county "made a
mistake" the range could be
profitable and self sufficient rather
than costing money for the sheriff's
office to handle it.
The range will be open to the


City
Continued From Page 1
regulations of the district in which it
is located."
The article then stipulates that if
a property is the principal place of
residence of a citizen of the city,
and if it is destroyed by "accidental
fire, hurricane, tornado or other act
of God," the homeowner would
still be allowed to rebuild the resi-
dence in the same type and size of
the original structure.
Other problems being present-
ed to the commission include diffi-


Land
Continued From Page 1
future development of those lots
would not be desirable by those
residents.
Other properties, such as a large
field adjacent to Ventura Avenue
and Deane Duff, present a vital
location for future development
projects. The planned widening of
Ventura Avenue may require spe-
cial utilization of adjacent city prop-
erties, and commissioners opted
not to discuss developing them
immediately.
However, a few of the proper-
ties in Mr. Johnson's report
appeared to show great promise,
including a prime area of land
located adjacent to the tenth hole
of the Clewiston Municipal Golf
Course. The property, which meas-
ures more than seven acres located
adjacent to San Luis Avenue, has
been formerly used as a driving
range for the golf course. However,
deed restrictions require the city to


craft, on Monday, March 20 from 10
a.m.-noon. The cost is $3 per child
- all supplies will be provided. To
register your child, please call 983-
1492.
Hendry County
food bank
Will be distributing commodi-
ties for the needy families in
Hendry County once every month
schedule as follows: 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.
County Fair
The Hendry County Fair and
Livestock Parade will be held Satur-
day, March 18, at 11 a.m. Applica-
tions for the parade entries can be
obtained by calling Sara White-
head at (863) 983-6425 or Tammy
Hansen at (863) 228-3216. Dead-
line for parade entries will be partic-
ipating in the parade please call for
an entry form.
Miss Sugar 2006
The Miss Sugar 2006 Pageant
will be held April 8. Applications for
this pageant may be obtained from
the Clewiston Public Library,
Clewiston High School, Youth Cen-
ter or the Clewiston Camber of
Commerce. Deadline for entry is
Feb. 16. On that date there will be a
mandatory meting with the con-
testants and their parents or
guardian at the Clewiston Inn,
upper porch at 7 p.m. There must


public on Wednesdays from 8:30
a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday hours
have yet to be determined. Mr.
Kuntz will be handling the public
skeet and trap shooting. He said the
range could be very useful to
Scouts and Cadets, as well as other
youth groups, and that he would
like to see competitive shooting
become available.
Mr. Smith has referred to the
range as a "work in progress,"
adding that the sheriff wants to
encourage the gun club. He said a
representative from the sheriff's
office will be at the range at all
times when civilians are shooting.
Construction
payment
The board came to an agree-
ment on the manner of paying
Hammer Construction for Hurri-
cane Wilma repairs,'Clerk of Courts
Barbara Butler had refused to pay
bills submitted in advance, which is
the company's standard billing
practice. At the Feb. 28 commission
meeting, owner/president Norm
Newell explained his accounting
procedures, adding that he has
worked that way for over 30 years.
A representative from the coun-
ty's self-insured pool, Public Risk
Management, said they've had a lot
of experience with Hammer Con-


culties rebuilding damaged indus-
trial properties within Clewiston
city limits. Private owners of indus-
trial facilities, such as warehouses,
have been unable to rebuild struc-
tures that were originally built in
conformance with city standards,
but since changes were made to
the standards in the 1970's those
properties are now deemed non-
conforming.
Winds from Hurricane Wilma
did not discriminate which zoning
districts were to receive the most
damage properties were dam-
aged equally. However, the current
ordinance only addresses residen-


obtain joint approval by United
States Sugar Corporation, which
Mr. Johnson states has not shown
any readiness to develop the land
justyet.
Additional property under con-
sideration by the commission
includes undeveloped vacant land
adjacent to. Pinewood Street,
where there is area enough to build
three new residential lots "on the
Ridge."
Other potential lots include a
single-lot sized parcel on Arcade
Avenue and Diaz Place; Candy
Cane Park on Olympia Street and
Obispo; a one-acre parcel adjacent
to Banyan Street; a single home-
sized lot in Seminole Manor; a
large, hidden park located in Sugar-
land Estates; an undeveloped park
on Saginaw Avenue next to.the for-
mer USSC Research facility; and
the Old Clewiston Museum, previ-
ously declared as surplus to the
needs of the city.
The report estimated the overall
collective value of the mentioned
lots at $2.5 million, an approximate
figure based on short-term and


be a parent or guardian at this
meeting it is mandatory. If you
have any questions please call Pam
Kelly at (863) 228-3041 or (863)
983-9512.
Sweet Taste of Sugar
It's that time again! Start prepar-
ing your recipes for the 2006 Sweet
Taste of Sugar Contest held at the
Clewiston Sugar Festival on April
22. Categories are cakes, pies,
cookies & brownies, sweet breads,
candies, youth, and "sweet cre-
ations". The Friends of the Library
are hosting the contest this year.
Contest forms can be picked up at
the Clewiston Library. Recipes for
your entries are being accepted
now! E-mail them to Sweet-
TasteRecipe@aol.com, fax them to
(863) 983-9194, or mail them in
care of the Clewiston Library, 120
W Osceola Ave., Clewiston, Florida
33440.
Meat Goat
Production workshop
The UF/IFAS Cooperative Exten-
sion Service in collaboration with
the Florida Meat Goat Association
(FMGA) and the Division of Animal
Industry of the Florida Department
of Agriculture will be holding a
Meat Goat Production workshop
on Saturday, March 11 at the Dallas
B. Townsend Ag Center in LaBelle,
FL (1085 Pratt Blvd) from 9 a.m.-
noon. The program will consist of
the USDA sponsored National Ani-
mal Identification (NAIS) program
and the voluntary Scrapie-Free
Flock Certification Program
(SFCP). Not only will NAIS and


struction and never had a bad
experience with them.
However, Commissioners Dar-
rell Harris and Kevin McCarthy
were dubious and PRM said the
company will pay any way the
commission wants them to.
In the end, the board voted to
revise the contract, release
advances (with documentation) to
insurance carrier Gallagher Bassett,
which would then pay Hammer
Construction. The construction
company would also have to pro-
vide notice of commencement per
site.
Government
Center
Moving county offices into the
l61d K-Mart in Clewiston the new
Government Center should
commence shortly. The tax collec-
tor, clerk of courts, elections and
property appraiser's offices were to
be ready for occupancy in several
days.
The lease rate, however, has
increased because the largest por-
tion will not be workable for the
sheriff. There are some other minor
issues, and the court section is on
hold temporarily while staff search-
es for other potential space. The
sheriff's office will lease space on a
month-to-month basis.


tial properties.
No decisions were made on
Monday. The commissioners read
through the ordinance draft thor-
oughly, going over points of interest
with the audience, City Manager
Wendell Johnson and City Attorney
John Yaun, who made several cor-
rections to the draft before Monday
night's special meeting. The ordi-
nance will be discussed again at
the regular meeting of March 20
and a final draft of the article will be
voted upon.
The nonconforming use issue is
the latest in a succession of issues
concerning land use, zoning regu-


long-term revenues. In the face of a
potentially large debt to be incurred
by utilities expansion in the coming
years, the need for supplemental
revenues has been intensified.
However, the notion of develop-
ing longtime parks and vacant
areas used by residents for years is
far from a complete solution for
funding construction costs. One
resident equated the development
of the lots for the sole purpose of
supplementing water plant funding
to "putting a band-aid on a gunshot
wound."
Many of the lots are used every
day by Clewiston residents for vari-
ous reasons. One parcel, Candy
Cane Park, already contains a bas-
ketball court and several play-
ground activities for the neighbor-
hood. Some other lots are used for
little league practice areas, and
other lots (like Knox Field) are used
byyouth for pickup football games.
Still, the city owns a great
amount of vacant lots that serve no
apparent use or benefit for the city,
and commissioners will carefully
consider developing some areas in


SFCP be discussed in great detail,
other information will be presented
such as general goat management,
selection and management of goat
pastures as well as hands on train-
ing with goats. The workshop is
free, but you are required to pre-
register.
For more information, feel free
to contact the UF/IFAS Hendry
County Extension Office by phone
at (863). 674-4092 or (863) 983-
1598 or by e-mail at
sycr@ifas.ufl.edu.
Small Farms Livestock
Production conference
The UF/IFAS South Florida Beef
Forage Group will be holding a
Small Farms Livestock Production
conference II on March 18 at the
Dallas B. Townsend Ag Center
beginning at 8:30 a.m. This
advance conference for goat, cattle
and horse owners is designed to
give producers on a few acres a
better understanding of weed pas-
ture problems and control; selec-
tion of foundation animals; body
condition scoring for health, nutri-
tion and reproduction; the National
Animal ID system and record keep-
ing; sound vaccination as well as
other production practices and
techniques to assist in being as pro-
ductive and economically efficient
as possible. The registration fee is
$20.
For more information, feel free
to contact the UF/IFAS Hendry
County Extension Office by phone
at (863) 674-4092 or (863) 983-
1598 or by E-mail at
sycr@ifas.ufl.edu.


In other business
The board approved conceptu-
al drawings of a site plan for a mos-
quito control ground spraying oper-
ation, Road & Bridge facility. The site
is located near the Port LaBelle
sewer plant. The board also saw a
conceptual site plan for a future
sheriff's office, fire department
and/or Emergency Operations Cen-
ter near the PLBU sewer plant.
This month Lucretia Strickland
is getting 60 new ballot machines,
which must be inspected, software
added and stored in air condition-
ing. Although she said she has
attempted to get space for them
since last summer, County Adminis-
trator Lester Baird said he's been
waiting on a space study. Chairman
Darrell Harris directed staff to work
it out as soon as possible.
The board approved a final plat
for Sky Valley, an 82 lot, 112 single-
family residential unit development
off U.S. 27 and also approved rezon-
ing of Alva Ventures, on SR 80W to
C3 for sale of RV travel trailers.
The board moved the second
meeting of this month to 4 p.m.
Monday, March 27, at the court-
house in LaBelle.
The next regular meeting of the
county commission will be 4 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14, at the Clewis-
ton City Hall.


lations, and minimum lot sizes as
the city makes long strides toward
long-term recovery after Hurricane
Wilma. A heated public reaction
was made to a request to allow
changes to minimum lot sizes
within a residential area in Clewis-
ton, where a developer sought to
build three single-family housing
units on a lot platted to hold one
unit. After convincing arguments
from both sides of the issue, com-
missioners opted not to set a new
precedent and rejected the request,
despite a last-minute amendment
in the request to build two houses
instead of three.


the interests of progress and com-
mon sense. Monday's presentation
was the first consideration of the
questionable parcels, and no
immediate plans will actually be
made until further discussion at a
city commission meeting on an as-
yet unspecified date.


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Black Gold Jubilee
photo contest
The Black Gold Jubilee photog-
raphy contest will take place April
8. For more information or details
on rules, entry guidelines and cate-
gories please call Karen Corbin
(561) 996-6851 or Sara Phillips
(561) 996-2745. Deadline for entry
is March 24 at 5 p.m.
Black Gold Festival
The annual Black Gold Festival
in Belle Glade will take place April
8. Festivities will begin with the 10
a.m. parade down Main Street.
Entries in the parade must show up
by 8:30 a.m. For more information,
call (561) 996-2298.
Notice to
senior citizens
Effective Jan. 1 an additional
$25,000 exemption on county
mileage only was made eligible to
persons age 65 years or older
whose household income does not
exceed the state allowance.
Exemptions are granted on an
annual basis. They are not auto-
matically renewable like the origi-
nal homestead exemptions. Appli-
cations will be available after Jan. 1.
The deadline for returning your
application is March 1, 2006 For
additional information please feel
free to call the LaBelle office at 675-
5270 or the Clewiston Office at 983-
3178.
Homestead exemption
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry Coun-
ty property appraiser, announces
that property owners who have
established a new permanent resi-
dence in Hendry County, or have
changed ownership in any manner


must make a new application and
qualify for the $25,000 Homestead
exemption. If you have established
residency before Jan. 1, you can
come in and apply. Should you
have any questions, or need addi-
tional information, please feel free
to call the Clewiston office at (863)
983-3178. Clewiston office hours
are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Fri-
day. Our temporary office is located
at 100 E. El Paso on the corner of El
Paso and Central.
Post hurricane help
First United Methodist Church
of Clewiston is coordinating several
work teams coming into Clewiston
to help with debris removal, chain-
saw work, placing roof tarps, or
general labor needs as a result of
Hurricane Wilma. If you have a
non-financial need, which we
might help with, please call 983-
5269. Because of volume and safe-
ty concerns, we may not be able to
address all requests, but we will
meet as many as possible. Priority
will be given to the elderly or inca-
pacitated.
Workforce Innovation
Due to Hurricane Wilma, the
Workforce Innovation agency has
been forced to relocate. They are
currently in operation and are
located at 215 San Frisco Street.
Representatives from Children and
Family will also be present.
Hope Hospice
Support Groups
Mending Steps is adult grief sup-
port in Clewiston for those who
have experienced the loss of a
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A survey of the participants
identified issues at the forefront of
the community, including housing,
the state of local waterways, hous-
ing developments, impact fees,
transportation, cultural preserva-
tion and development, parks, eco-
nomic activity, social programs,


recreation, education, and regional
activities.
A great variety of ideas were
submitted by attendees some
more or less predictable, and oth-
ers unexpected and unique. Sever-
al large-scale ventures were men-
tioned, such as an alternate route
around Clewiston for traffic along
U.S. 27; two bridges in the area;
four lane expansion of highway 80;
expanded regional medical and
EMS services; and even a regional


airport, to serve Clewiston and
LaBelle.
The collected data will be pre-
sented this week and discussed in
further detail at the second public
workshop to be held in Clewiston.
Similar workshops are also
being held in LaBelle, with the
same format and objectives being
used. After the second public work-
shop, a final meeting will be held in
April to summarize the ideas raised
and discussed by the participants.


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Lake Area Varsity Sports

Schedules


Suomitnea to INI
CHS athletes of the month
Clewiston High School has chosen junior Kristopher
Smith, left and junior Yolanda Rodriguez, right, as their
October Athletes of the Month. These hardworking ath-
letes always try their best and always put forth extra effort
in both practices and events. Smith and Rodriguez have
been signaled out for their team leadership skills and are
honest, reliable, and dependable. CHS extends their con-
gratulations to these two outstanding student athletes.



What about brain


health as you age?


With the rapid aging of the pop-
ulation, the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) is stepping up the
search for ways to keep brains
healthy as people grow older. The
effort moved an important step for-
ward today with a report by an
expert panel to the NIH, suggesting
a number of promising ways to
maintain or enhance cognitive and
emotional function. Specifically,
the group said, education, cardio-
vascular health, physical activity,
psychosocial factors and
genetics appear to be associat-
ed with healthy brains. Research
aimed at directly testing the effec-
tiveness of interventions in several
of these areas deserves more atten-
tion.
The report is published online
today in "Alzheimer's and Demen-
tia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's
Association". It is a product of the
Critical Evaluation Study Commit-
tee, a panel of experts appointed by
NIH and led by Dr. Hugh Hendrie of
Indiana University, Indianapolis.
The committee committee evaluated several
large on-going studies of older
adults for current scientific knowl-
edge.on brain health.
"Three NIH institutes: the
National Institute on Aging (NIA),
the National Institute of Mental
Health (NIMH) and the National'
Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke (NINDS) established the
NIH Cognitive and Emotional'
Health Project to coordinate and
speed research leading to interven-
tions for neurological health," says
NIH Director Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni.
"This report suggests a future direc-
tion of research and is a terrific
example of what we can learn
when scientists of different special-
ties work together on a complex
Health issue."
Approximately 4.5 million
Americans have Alzheimer's dis-
ease, and additional numbers of
older people experience less
severe, but still have cognitive prob-
lems with the risk of such decline
increasing with age. In one area of
emotional health, depression, the
everyday living of an estimated two
million older adults is also at risk,
according to NIMH.
"With more Americans living
well into their 70s, 80s and 90s,
developing ways to preserve cogni-
tive and emotional health as we
grow older is a major public health
goal," says Richard J. Hodes, M.D.,
director of the National Institute on
Aging.
The panel broadly discussed a
change in the focus of brain.
research. In addition to studying
specific causes of brain disease and
dysfunction, research also should
approach it from the opposite
direction; looking at what works to
preserve brain health. Another
major theme emphasized the inter-
connectedness between cognitive
and emotional health. Cognitive


health and emotional well-being
are "inextricably linked," the report
concludes, and efforts should be
made to examine them together.
The evaluation committee
reviewed scientific data from 36
large, ongoing studies of aging and
identified more than 40 separate
factors that may play a role in cog-
nitive and emotional health. Those
highlighted in the
report are summarized below,
including those in which possible
interventions might be explored:
*Education: Higher levels of
education go along with both good
cognitive and emotional function
in the scientific literature. But scien-
tists don't agree why.
*Cardiovascular: A growing
body of observational research
links cognitive decline with several
traditional risk factors for cardiovas-
cular disease, including hyperten-
sion, greater body mass index,
heart disease, diabetes and smok-
ing. Understanding the impact of
these influences is important
because they can be modified
though lifestyle and medical inter-
'ventions.
oPsychosocial: A number of
psychosocial factors: emotional
and social support networks, high
socio-economic status and low
stress levels, go along with cogni-
tive and emotional health later in
life. Stress, for example, has been
linked to cognitive decline, while
supportive friends and higher
socio-economic status are associ-
ated with better cognitive and emo-
tional health.
*Depression and anxiety: Some
studies associate a history of
depression or anxiety with poor
cognitive and emotional health
later in life. Researchers only
recently have recognized a possible
connection between mood disor-
ders and future cognitive decline.
*Physical activity: Finding out if
physical activity can protect against
cognitive deterioration "would be
of great public health importance
because physical activity is relative-
ly inexpensive, has few negative
consequences, and is accessible,"
the report says
*Chronic illness: Chronic ill-
nesses are linked to poor emotion-
al health, specifically depression, in
older people. Further study could
examine the important questions
of cause and effect, whether illness
causes depression or whether
depression can make people more
vulnerable to illness.
*Genetics: There is a poor
understanding of genetic influ-
ences on cognitive and emotional
health. Genetic factors cannot be
modified, but greater knowledge of
the genetics of cognitive and emo-
tional health could help identify.
people at higher risk.
For more information from the
National Institutes of Health go to
http://www.nih.gov


Editor's note: The spring sports
season is upon us. To have your
school's schedule published, 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 directly
and ask them to cooperate in sub-
mitting this information to us.
Spring Sports

Glades Day
Baseball
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-
my4p.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 Christian
4 p.m.
April 6: At John Carroll 6 p.m.
April 11: Hosts Clewiston 4
p.m.
April 12: Hosts Moore Haven 4
p.m.
April 15: At Palm Beach Lakes 1
p.m.
April 19: At Pahokee 4 p.m.
April 20: Hosts Seminole Ridge
4p.m.
April 21: At Glades Central 7
p.m.
Softball
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
TRACKAND FIELD:
March 16: At Moore Haven 3:30
p.m.
March 30: At Palm Beach Quali-
fier TBA
March 31: At Clewiston, Invita-
tional 3:30 p.m.
Clewiston High School
Varsity Baseball
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 Christian
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 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 Academy
7p.m.
April 11: Host Immokalee 7
p.m.
April 13: At Moore Haven 7
p.m.
Tennis
March 16: Girls at LaBelle, boys
host LaBelle 4 p.m.
March 28: Girls host Sebring 4
p.m.., 3
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 4p.m.
Track
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.
HavenSp.m. .......
April 7: At LaBelle Invitational 4
p.m.
April 11: Districts at Golden
Gate 1 p.m.


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Who's Who 2004-2005

The following students have TaraJ. Miller
been featured in the 4th Annual Nicole R. Pope
edition of Who's Who Among Architithia Beard
American High School Students, Jared M. Combass
Sports edition-- 2004-2005. Omar S. Hoigan
Noelle M. Ball Omar S. Holligan
Brooke C. Beatty Johnny Jones
Curtiesa D. Franklin Darryl J. Moore
Jasper A. Hunter Evelyn Thompson


Sports in Brief

Tiger Tennis Tournament
CLEWISTON The Clewiston Recreation Department will be
sponsoring: Tiger Spring Break Tennis Tournament March 24 and
25. The event will include Men's and women's singles and doubles.
Entry Fee is $10 per person. For registration or more information
call Steve Gwyn at 983-3294 Or Angie Kelley at 983-1492.
Black Gold tennis tournament
BELLE GLADE Black Gold tennis tournament beginners to
advanced. Singles play April 1, doubles play April 9. You can expect
three to four hours of fun each day starting at 9 a.m. No entry fee.
Contact Ken Buchanan (561) 996-6107.
Lifeguards needed
CLEWISTON The city of Clewiston Recreation Department is
hiring Red Cross Certified lifeguards for the 2006 summer term.
Starting pay is $9 per hour. Applications are available at Clewiston
City Hall.
Lifeguard training
CLEWISTON Red Cross lifeguard 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.
Big Bucks tournaments are coming
CLEWISTON Starting March 4-5, Bass Busters will be kicking
off their Big Bucks tournaments in Clewiston, on Lake Okeechobee.
There will be additional tournaments held April 8- 9, May 6- 7, and
June 10-11. The Big Bucks Tournaments allow for larger paybacks
and more prizes. These are two-day events with total two-day
weight winning the tournaments. Multiple places will be paid based
on the number of participants. Entries may be picked up at local
bait and tackle shops, on the Bass Busters Web site at www.bass-
bustersflorida.com or by calling Chris Fickey at (941) 232-9539. The
Team entry is $200 and includes the Big Bass Jackpot and all tourna-
ments run from Safelight to 3 p.m. Sign-ups are also accepted up
until tournament start time at the city ramp in Clewiston.
Wheel Chair Rugby tournament
JUPITER The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment's Therapeutic Recreation Services Section, along with South
Florida Rattlers, is hosting the first USQRA Atlantic Sectional Tour-
nament, to take place at the West Jupiter Recreation Center, March
10-11. Call Renata Watson at (561) 966-7022, for more information.
Coast Guard makes house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you know the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
makes house calls? They will come to your home to discuss the
required safety equipment needed on your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, informative and confidential boat inspec-
tion. A vessel'safety check decal will be placed on boats that meet
all the requirements. Call 467-3085 to arrange a boat check.

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Brain injury is no joke


TALLAHASSEE The each
year in Florida, approximately
3,000 individuals sustain a moder-
ate-to-severe traumatic brain injury
(TBI). That's every 23 seconds and
it leads to more than one million
emergency room visits each year.
"Brain injuries and its effects are
rarely the topics at the dinner table
or in casual conversations so, our
goal is to make Floridians more
aware of the tragic consequences
of brain injuries," said DOH Secre-
tary Dr. M. Rony Frangois. "The
Department of Health is ready to
inform the public about ways to
reduce the risks of brain injuries."'
Automobile crashes are the
most frequent cause of these life-
changing injuries, followed by falls
and acts of violence. According to
the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), males are 1.5
times as likely as females to sustain
a TBI. Babies to 4-year-olds and 15
to 19-year-olds are the highest-risk
age groups.
According to the CDC, Florida
has upwards of 20,000 total brain
injuries per. year. Problems includ-
ing memory and problem solving,
managing stress and improving job
skills can be a lifelongchallenge for


those with a TBI. It occurs more
often than breast cancer, HIV/AIDS,
multiple sclerosis and spinal cord
injuries combined. Despite this
fact, many Americans are not
aware of this public health prob-
lem or that prevention is the only
cure.
DOH recommends Floridians
follow the safety measures below
to prevent brain injuries:
Be a safe Floridian! Always
wear your seat belt.
When biking, always wear a
helmet.
Never, ever, shake a baby
Secure throw rugs in your
home to prevent slips and falls.
DOH promotes and protects
the safety of all people in Florida
through a delivery of quality
health care services and the pro-
motion of health care standards.
For more information about TBI,
please visit DOH's Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us and select-
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
from the drop down box or visit
the Brain Injury Association of
Florida at www.biaf.org. To
speak to an individual about
brain injury at DOH toll-free,
please call (866) 875-5660.


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Organic gardening: The pros and cons


Last week, Okeechobee had a
nice turnout at a farm field day.
Varri Green Farm hosted farm vis-
itors who wanted to learn a little
bit about what it's like to grow
vegetables using natural fertiliz-
ers and least toxic pesticides.
Over 20 persons attended, includ-
ing our new University of Florida
Vegetable specialist, Dr. Danielle
Treadwell.
What do you envision when
you hear the term "organic gar-
dening"? Do you think of
extremely large and beautiful
fruits and vegetables free of pesti-
cide residues and containing an
abundance of vitamins and min-
erals or do you picture insect
chewed leaves and fruit marred
by worm holes. Today's column
comes from Dr. Bob Black, and is
designed to clear up some confu-
sion surrounding organic garden-
ing.
Many of us have probably
used a form of organic gardening
without knowing it. The addition
of manure or compost into a gar-
den bed, the addition of peat-
moss, ground bark or leaf mold
to a planting mix,. using bone
meal to fertilize bulbs and squirt-
ing aphids off a plant with a hose
are all forms of organic garden-
ing.
Both organic and convention-
al gardeners agree on the value of
the addition of organic matter to
the soil. Organic matter makes
soil easy to work, increases its
nutrient and water retention,
improves soil atmosphere, pro-
motes increased biological activi-
ty and adds nutrients to the soil.
A major difference of opinion
between conventional and natu-
ral gardening is with the method
of supplying nutrients to the
plant. The organic gardener uses


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only organic materials (e.g., ani-
mal manure, blood meal, cotton-
seed meal and wood ashes)
while the conventional gardener
uses inorganic materials (com-
mercial fertilizer). Since organic
fertilizers release nutrients very
slowly, there is less chance of fer-
tilizer burn.
However, the nutrient content
of organic fertilizers is far less
than that of commercial fertiliz-
ers, so large amounts of organic
fertilizer are needed to do the job
of a small amount of commercial
fertilizer. Whether you apply an
organic or commercial fertilizer,
the plant roots absorb nutrients
from both in the same elemental
forms.
The other major difference
between organic and conven-
tional gardening is the method of
pest control: Organic gardeners
do not use inorganic pesticides.
Instead, they use natural forms of
control.
One form of natural control
employed by organic, gardeners
is by physical means. This may
involve picking an insect off a
plant and squashing them. Wash-
ing insects off plants with a
strong water spray from a garden
hose is another method of physi-
cal control.
Natural control of harmful
insects can also involve natural
predators. Some insects such as
ladybugs, praying mantises,


lacewing and trichogramma
wasps feed on harmful insects.
These insects may be purchased
and placed in your garden. How-
ever, there is no guarantee that
they will remain there. They may
stay and destroy many harmful
insects or they may leave soon
after released.
Other predators of harmful
insects are frogs, toads, lizards,
salamanders, snakes and birds.
Birds can be attracted by placing
bird baths and feeders in your
garden. However, not all birds eat
insects. Some birds eat fruits and
seeds and they can be very
destructive in your garden.
Spray preparations are anoth-
er method of insect control.
Soapy water sprays and oil sprays
are effective in controlling many
harmful insects. There are sprays,
which can be purchased that
contain diseases that effect insect
pests, such as Bacillus
thuringiensis (i.e. "B.t") and
milky spore disease. These
sprays are fatal to insects, but are
harmless to people.
Spray preparations derived
from plants have been reported
to help manage insects. Some of
these botanical sprays are toxic
to insects others are simply
offensive to them and discourage
them. Common toxic botanical
sprays include: Pyrethrum,
sabadilla, rotenone and ryania.
The sprays, which are offensive
to insects consist of home-made
extracts from juices of plants
such as onion, garlic, pepper and
marigold.
Some organic gardener's
believe that planting marigolds
near other plants will keep away
harmful insects. There is no sci-
entific evidence to prove or dis-
prove this at present. However,


there is evidence that marigolds
will reduce nematodes within a
three-foot radius of the plant.
Organic gardening is not for
everyone. Those who pursue
organic or natural 'gardening
approaches should expect to
have more chewed leaves and
plan on devoting more physical
work. For those who have the
time and are willing to exert the
extra effort, organic gardening
may be both productive and
rewarding.
Commercial growers that use
organic production methods are
required to prove that they are
using practices approved by the
USDA. The term "organic" is
backed up by a considerable
'investment on the part of the
grower. Small-scale producers
such as Varri-Green Farm may
not be able to spend the amount
of required fees for this certifica-
tion. Instead, they have chosen to
follow all the organic practices
but avoid fees and paperwork by
being certified as "Naturally
Grown". Their certification is just
as valid as USDA organic, their
record keeping is just as rigorous,
their practices are equally safe,
and their products are absolutely
delicious.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee Web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on organic gardening, please e-
mail us at okeechobee@
ifas.ufl.edu or call us at (863) 763-
6469. Local residents can visit our
local green market on Thursday
evenings in downtown Okee-
chobee. Others can stop by our
office at 458 Hwy 98 North in
Okeechobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Gardeners
from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesday after-


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Fertilize appropriately to maintain your yard


By Ed Ayen
Florida Yards & Neighborhood
This is another in a series of
articles written about the new
area urban conservation pro-
gram called Florida Yards &
Neighborhoods.
Fertilizing your grass appro-
priately can produce a strong
healthy lawn with minimal pol-
lution of ground and surface
water. A plush, healthy lawn
will require less chemical con-
trols for Weeds, insects and dis-
eases.
When selecting a fertilizer,
look at the three numbers on
the bag. They will read some-
thing like 15-0-15. The first num-
ber is the percentage of nitro-
gen in the bag, the second is
phosphorous and the third is
potassium. Since most Florida
soils are naturally high in phos-
phorous, you may not need to
apply that element, so a 15-0-15
will do nicely.
It is best to apply a fertilizer
with slow release nitrogen as
they have less potential to leach
or run off into our waterways.
The bag should be marked
"slow release" or if not look at
the ingredient listing on the


back of the bag. Then look for
the amount of nitrogen marked
slow release the higher the
percentage, the less chance of
leaching.
How much fertilizer to apply
depends on your desired level of
plushness. If you are applying a
good slow release fertilizer (50-
percent nitrogen in a slow
release form) you may apply up
to one pound of nitrogen per
1,000 square feet. That would
be 6.6 pounds of a 15-0-15 per
application. When applying a
"drop" spreader is recommend-
ed as it gives you a more even
spread. Try not to fertilize when
heavy rain is expected as this
will increase the potential for
run off and leaching.
In this area of Florida we rec-
ommend fertilizing twice a year,
once in March and then again in
October. To green your lawn up
in the summer, without increas-
ing growth, apply chelated iron
or iron sulfate.
Native trees and shrubs will.
require minimal fertilizer, if any.
The roots of a mature tree may
extend 60 feet or more out into
your lawn; so any fertilizer you
apply to your lawn also fertilizes


the tree. Shrub roots also
extend quite a distance so are
also picking up fertilizer from
your lawn application. If trees
and shrubs are not located near
fertilized turfgrass, additional
nitrogen may be applied to
enhance growth. Here again, do
not exceed one pound of actual
nitrogen per application of a
good slow release fertilizer.
Maximum recommended yearly
application is two pounds of
nitrogen.
Palms have different nutri-
tional requirements. For palms
use a fertilizer with a ratio of 4-"
1-6-2 Mg or equivalent where
the last number is for magne-
sium. Palms require magne-
sium along with other micronu-
trients such as iron, manganese,
zinc, copper and boron. Look
for specialty palm fertilizers and
follow the recommendations on
the label.
Citrus trees also require spe-
cial micronutrients or minor
elements for good health, so
use specialty citrus fertilizers
and follow label recommenda-
tions.
The Florida Yards and Neigh-
borhoods program is being


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Dr. Ellis Webster, ENT
Dr. Webster has joined Glades General
Hospital's team of physicians. Dr. Webster
is looking forward to giving quality Ear,
Nose and Throat care to our community.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Webster.


B Dr. Webster is currently
taking appointments.
Please call 561-996-3750
to schedule an appointment.

Glades Medical Plaza
941 S.E. 1st Street Belle Glade
(Behind Donut Connection)


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implemented through your
local County Extension Service
in Highlands, Okeechobee and
Glades County and is partially
funded from Clean Water Act
Section 319 funding from the
U.S. EPA through the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection.
Ed Ayen is available to
address interested groups such
as homeowners associations,
voluntary organizations and
clubs. For further information he
can be reached by calling the
Highlands County Extension Ser-
vice office. Phone: (863) 402-
6540 or e-mail: edayen@ufl.edu.
Location is 4509 George Blvd.,
Sebring. FL 33875-5837.


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ed, 2 prime farms, partially
irrigated, Sylvania, GA, Sat-
urday, March 25, 10:00 a.m.
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JEWELRY, at the Frost proof
Sports Complex, on 2/28,
Call to identify
(863)635-6677


BLACK MALE CAT, W/Cataract
in right. Flat face, Older. An-
swers to Mikey. Mar. 1st,
Treasure Island Area
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CHIHUAHUA, Male, Please re-
turn "TJ". Black & White/tan on
face. Pioneer 17th St./Tampa
Ave. Reward. 863-983-7702
DACHSHUND brown & red,
miniature, friendly, Bass-
wood entrance/Sunoco store
on 98N. (863)467-6996.
ENGLISH BULLDOG- missing
in Clemonsville area, brindle
color (863)304-2590


CATAHOULA MIX -2 yrs, (M),
neutered, Partially trained.
Good w/Kids & dogs. Free to
Good Homel 863-673-2757
FIREWOOD- seasoned oak,
cut up, approx 20", will help
load (863)763-6203
FREE SATELLITE TV SYSTEM,
4 receivers + 1 dish. Free
Installation. 877-833-6360
GRATIS! Sistema de TV via
satellite. Instalacion incluida!
1-877-833-6360
RABBITS (2), adult, Free to
good home. (863)357-2274.
SOLID WHITE CAT, Spayed
and declawed to good home.
Includes carrying cage and
accessories. (863)763-7022


Conm & Get 1t1
CLEWISTON, Sat., 3/11,
lOam til 3pm, 1028 W.
Avenida del Rio, Sofa,Sofa, Bar-
stool, Rattan Chair, old Cus-
tom Jewelry, Clothes, Jeans,
Glassware, TV, VCR, lots of
misc.


LIVE IN COMPANION- for eld-
erly man, Compensation.
Outside employment also
permitted. (863)763-9697
Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Traveling, etc.
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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DRILLER / HELPER will train
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Class "A" Semi Driver needed.
Driver needed to haul com-
pany fruit, cattle and equip-
ment. Willing to haul in
Hendry County and Polk
County areas. Straight time.
$9.50/hour. Full time em-
ployment with paid holidays
and vacation. Must have
clean record, speak and un-
derstand English. Apply at
Tri-Britton, Inc. Grove site lo-
cated on County Road 832
(Keri Road) In Hendry
county or call
239-860-9085 M-F, 9:00AM
to 5:00PM.
Drivers CDL A. Special Or-
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Ask for John
Feed Mill Manager Needed
Benefits available. Experience
in production, dispatch,
troubleshooting and employee
management a plus. Salary
based upon qualifications
and experience. Apply at:
Syfreft Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
FINISHED OPERATORS
Needed for backhoe & bulldoz-
er. Call 863-946-2438 or fax
863-946-2439
GROVE LABORERS/
TRACTOR OPERATORS
Duties include all aspects of
Grove/Farm labor and opera-
tion of various farm equip-
ment. Full time, year round
employment. Paid holidays
and vacation. Must speak
some English and have own
transportation. Apply at Tri-
Britton, Inc. Grove site site locat-
ed on County Road 832 (Keri
Road) in Hendry County or
call 239-860-9085 M-F,
9:00AM to 5:PM.


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Equal Opportunity
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Contact: 800-606-2099
Fax Resumes to:
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LIVu ON RANCH
M.iure experienced Book-
keeper. Must have valid
drivers lic.& fu:,' h ref's
SDay'863- 634-7552/
Night 863-763-5321
MECHANIC FULL TIME
Hyd. repair, weld/mach
Mech. exper. required
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Call Rob 561-996-4431
"NOW HIRING 2006" AVER-
AGE POSTAL EMPLOYEE
EARNS $57,000/YR Mini-
mum Starting Pay $18.00/hr.
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maintain shop and help with
various types of agricultural
work. This positIon will in-
clude keeping shop straight
and neat, filling in where
needed in all grove/ranch ac-
tivities. Must speak some
English and have own trans-
portation. Full time, year
round employment with paid
holidays and vacation. Apply
at Tri-Britton, Inc. Grove site
located on County Road 832
Keri Road) in Hendry
county or call
239-860-9085 M-F, 9:00AM
to 5:00PM.

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
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SERVICE MANAGER
Looking for self motivated ser-
vice manager to oversee
Serv. Depts. for HVAC, pro-
pane and appliance co.
Drugfree workplace. Com-
petitive wages and benefits.
Apply in person to
Glades Gas Co.
309 E. Sugarland Hwy.,
Clewiston
SOUTH BAY PRE-CAST
CONCRETE PLANT
Seeks Crane Operator and
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CDL Pref. D ok
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TECHNICIANS/HELPERS
HVAC & Propane all positions.
Competitive wages & bene-
M' Must be over 18, pass
background check & drug
test. Good driving record.
Apply in person to 309 E
Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston or
804 Parrott Ave,
Okeechobee
TRUCK DRIVER
Full time CLASS B hazmat
driver to deliver for propane
co. Must be over 21, pass
background check& drug
test. Competitive wages &
benefits. Apply in person
804 N Parrott Avenue,
Okeechobee
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.



DENTAL ASSISTANT, F/T
Experienced only.
Expanded functions and
Radiograph license required.
Excellent salary and benefits
package with advancement
opportunities. Fax resume to:
Gloria @ 561-996-0960:
SUNRISE COMMUNITY OF
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA is
now hiring for Direct Care
Staff positions. To work with
adults with developmental
disabilities. Must be 18 to
apply. Must have valid driv-
ers license and clean driving
record. Apply in person at
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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


CITY OF CLEWISTON
CASHIER/CLERK 1
Position Summary: Full time position requires dealing with the
general public, both in person and via telephone, answering in-
quiries, accepting payments, and providing routine information
concerning the City services and operations. Position requires
considerable independent judgment and discretion representing
the City in communications with the public and employees,
Must possess good typing skills and be capable of counting
money and making change. High School Diploma or GED re-
quired. EOE/DFWP Contact Human Resources at 115 W. Ven-
tura Ave., Clewiston, FL

CLEWISTON CHILD CARE
CENTER DIRECTOR

Harlem Academy Child Care Center is
seeking an experienced Center Director.
BS/BA degree required with experience
in all aspects of center operations. Send
resume to R.S. 4315 Metro Pkwy. Fort
Myers, FL 33916, FAX 239-278-3031.
E-mail BobS()ccswfl.org.
EOE Drug Free Workplace
I
INTAKE COORDINATOR
Needed to obtain, verify and record intake
and insurance info for behavioral health clients
in Belle Glade. Must be able to work independent
ly. Computer skills required. Competitive salary
and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to (561)514-1987.
Apply at Human Resources Department,
149 SE Ave. D,
Belle Glade, FL 33430

EOE: M/F/D/V



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


Competitive pay, 401K, Medical, Store Discounts,
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Apply Within.
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Glades eP -'
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

ACCOUNT CLERK I
HOURLY RANGE: $10.68- $16.02
EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Healthcare, State Retirement, annual
leave, sick leave, holidays and educational incentives.
MAJOR DUTIES:. Answer phones ,handle public inquiries,
data entry, process accounts payable and payroll.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must have
good typing skills with special emphasis on office organization
and file management. Applicant must be capable of operating
customary office machines arid be knowledgeable in Microsoft
Works, Word and Excel. Applicant must present a neat and
professional appearance and possess good communication
skills. Applicant must be able to handle difficult situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equiva-
lent, and one year clerical experience.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Courthouse
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Monday Friday
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application, and
valid Florida Driver's License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Clerk of Circuit Court
500 Avenue J Suite 102
RO.Box10
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6010
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


HELP WANTED
Custodian. Must be able to work evenings. Must have a valid
driver license.
Forklift Operator/Assistant at the Recycling & Hazardous
Waste Collection Center in LaBelle. CDL license preferred.

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


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 secretarial/clerical experience;
education in secretarial science; certifications in
office and computer skills. Must have ability to
follow oral/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.

BRANCH SPECIALIST-GLADES AREA
The 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-
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
or fax (561) 650-9147.
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Automotive Parts
ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY
1348 SOUTH MAIN STREET
BELLE GLADE, FL 33430
Original Equipment Company in Belle Glade is looking for an experienced
detail oriented individual to perform routine office and clerical duties as well
as some complex and diversified duties.
These duties will include, but are not limited to: accounts receivable,
accounts payable, collections, payroll, and making a daily deposit. Individual
will cross train in other areas as needed and must be able to pick up tasks
quickly. Computer skills are a plus.
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1. Two to five years of office accounting experience.
2. Requires excellent communication, organizational and customer
service skills.
3. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
4. High School Diploma or G.E.D.
5. Must be a team player with a positive attitude, and be able to work
in a fast-paced environment.

Apply in person:
1348 South Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430


Financial Accounting Manager
Supervises [ne maintenance of the general ledger for their
S1assigned entity / area and for the production of related fi-
nancial statements., Responsible fdr oversight of one or
Business more funclionrs including but not limited to sales/
Opportunities 305 accounts receivable, accounts payable, production ac-
Money Lenders 310 couning anrd reporting, cost accounting, fixed assets and
Tax Preparation 315 budgeTig Serves as a financial resource to a specific
segment ol me organization (i.e. groves, processing,
sales and fruit procurement). Must be able to back up oth-
. er areas as needed..
a II Emailyour resume or brief summary of experience to
mnelson@ussugar.com
#1 Corporate/Sports Apparel Fax: 863-902-3168
Franchise Full Training and Fax 863-902-3168
Support. No Exp. Needed. Fi-
nancing avail. Call United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's larg-
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standing Medical & Dental plans.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
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chines, Free Candy All for background check will be given US Sugar is an Equal
$9,995. (888)629-9968 Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce*
i 02000033. CALL us : We Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
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plication to: Julia Hale, Executive Direc- (80#2002-037).
tor, 465 Friend Terrace, Pahokee, FL WIN FEMA/FEDERAL CON-
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Equal Opportunity Employer and pro- REGISTRATION STARTERe
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GENERAL MAINTE
PACKAGING MECHANIC (Palm Beach Could
Belle Glade), $12.
Okeelanta/Florida Crystals a fully integrated Sugar school/equivalent an
company has an opening for a qualified Packaging ing, facilities mair
Mechanic. cal/electrical/plurr
Qualifications should include: semiskilled level. Pre
pairing, maintaining
Industrial and or packaging experience and try, plu I m b i n g,
demonstrated knowledge of: conditioning equipn
Mechanics Experience with n
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SKnowledge of pneumatic systems appl.; submit with a
Ability to read and analyze machine; submit with a
drawings and specifications receipt by 5 pm 3/1
Knowledge of gauges and other County HR, 50 S.
indicator systems West Palm Beac
561-616-6893. EO/A
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3-5 years of Mechanic Experience I I
Working with production machinery
components and ability to conducttest FAM ILY Hi
Ability to troubleshoot electrical motors
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Mechanics and Welders II

$20.06perHR lam looking for Employees
or Independent Workers.
Mechanics We do maintenance on
5+ years of experience as a journeyman level mechan- vehicleOutdoors, Fu(No HeavyLifting,
ic with the ability to install, maintain, troubleshoot and Pay: $100-$200aday
repair industrial equipment such as pumps, motors, -Commission.
conveying systems, hydraulics, turbines, gear boxes No criminal record. Reliable
and related equipment. vehicle. Experience a plus.
Excellent work history.
Welders Good appearance.
Perform welding on various types of steel structures, ParDO NOT CALL.
pressurized vessels and pressurized piping. Able to Fax or E-mail resume.
weld with mig and tig. Ability to use a plasma cutter, air Nothing to invest..
arc and acetylene torch. Fax #954-252-2156.
Email speedsourceO
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ue, such as promises of
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HVAC TECHNICIAN work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are thathI is.
Pahokee Housing Authority is accepting if you have questions or
applications for a highly responsible po- dousbs about any ad on
sition, HVAC technician, until 4:00 p.m., before responding orsend-
Friday, March 10, 2006. Must be 18 ing money ahead of time,
years of age or older; high school diplo- Business Bureau at
ma or equivalent; EPA refrigerant certifi- 772-878-2010for previous
nations; ability to lift 50+ Ibs; Valid complaints.
Florida's Driver's License, Class E; good Some 800and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
driving record; at least three years expe- extra charge, aswell as
rience in maintenance, servicing, and re- long distance toll costs. We
,will do our best to alert our
pairing of appliances containing Freon; reader of these charges in
experience in operating recovery systems ma'y nobt as re othe
and proper disposal of refrigerants or charges. Therefore, if you
Freon. Credential, certifications, etc., calla number out of your
must be presented at interview. Good
benefits. Must be bondable. Back- Vending Route: Snack, Soda,
ground check will be performed. Appli- Juice, Water, All Brands.
cant must complete application even if Fu Line. Financing Available


Kid's Adirondack Chair
This Adirondack chair has all
the comfort, durability and
good looks that you'd expect
from a classic outdoor
design. The only difference
is that this do-it-yourself ver-
sion is sized for little ones. It
measures 18 in. wide by 22
in. tall by 23 in. deep..
Child-Size Adirondack
Chair plan
(No. 892)... $9.95
Adirondack Quartet
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Catalog (pictures hundreds
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AIR COND.- SPT portable,
7500 btu, vent kit, $250
918-914-0908 OR
918)914-0979


CAST IRON KITCHEN SINK-
with faucet, $25
(863)763-6901
CEDAR CHESTS Antique, (2),
approx. 47"L x 19"W x 22"
H, $350/neg. for both.
(863)634-2863.
DISHES- 8pc setting, w/sq
bread plates, rose pattern,
made in England/Sheraton
Johnson Bros. $300
(863)634-9620 Okee area


CONVECTION OVEN- Sharp,
Like new. Large capacity.
.$200. (239)324-2386
RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self cleaning, $125
(863)675-0969
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore 14
cf, Frost free. glass sliding
shelves; 18 mo old, $200
863)635-5826 Frostproof
REFRIGERATOR- Whirlpool,
Works good. $50 or best of-
fer. (863)467-6317
SLEEPER SOFA, Light green
stripe, Oak coffee table, Lazy
Boy recliner ,rose color.
$100. will sep 863-467-6317
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore,
large capacity, white, $275
or best offer (863)357-1560
WASHER- small capacity,
works great, $50
(561)248-7327


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



BOOKS- 13 by 0. Henry, print-
ed 1912,1913,1917,1919,
good shape, worth $200 sell
for $25 neg (863)675-3032


FOOTB
CARDS
Comic
Exc.
863)76


COMPUTER- Dell, Win Xp, lots
of games & software,
GDRW/DVD, 256MB Ram,
$225 (239)728-3454 Iv msg
COMPUTER DESK- Large,
Good condition. $75.
(863)467-2545
WEB TV- computer w/2
keybrd, cordless ph & ans
mach, $125 (863)902-0257


BR SUITE- 5pc, pine, no bed-
ding, $250 (863)467-2659
BR SUITE- full size, w/pillow
top mattress, $250 Avail to
see Thur Mar 2nd 1-4pm
(863)357-5881.
DINETTE SET- table, leaf & 4
capt. chairs, mauve, good
condition, $100
(863)467-9054 Okeechobee
DR TABLE- with 4 chairs,
lass top, Italian marble base
60 (863)824-3319
FUTON BUNK BEDS- Black
metal, With mattresses, Al-
most new. $200.
863-532-9667
FUTON, like new, wood and
wrought iron base w/6 inch
mattress $200 neg.
(863)467-2063
KING BED SET- complete, 14"
pillow top mattress, dark
wood headboard, good cond
$150 (863)635-5457
LEATHER COUCH- Ivory, 7',
Excellent condition $550.
(863)357-6660 Leave mes-
sage
LOVESEAT, Micro Fiber, Fern
Green. 2 months old. $175.
Will deliver for $200.
(239)340-8503
ROCKER RECLINER- bur-
gundy, good cond., $60
(863)467-5477
SECTIONAL SOFA, $900 OR
BEST OFFER (863)763-3617
SOFA & TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
$600 for all will sell separate
(863)763-3617
SOFA- Rita's- floral, $200,
Avail to see Thur Mar 2nd
1-4pm (863)357-5881.


ENANCE MECHANIC Need Faster Ini
nty Facilities Mgt., High Speed
42/hr. Requires high Internet via Satellite
d 4 yrs. exp. in build-
itenance, mechani- .Fast Affordable Availab
ibing repairs at the i O Sky'
reference for exp.: Re- 866-63
or installing carpen- 866-63
electrical or air- V Ava,!
ment. Also desirable: ,
maintenance, repair \
in a commercial, in-
ctional facility. Visit
or job description &
ny Vet. Pref. doc. for DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS BUILDIN
17/06 to Palm Beach children, etc. Only one sig- torn P
; TrI # 0 nature required! *Excludes $4100.
Military Trail #210, govt. fees! Call weekdays $9,800
h, FL 33415. Fax 800)462-2000, ext.600. tensivw
,A M/F/D/V( ) (8am-7pm) Alta Divorce, model
A M/F/D/V (DFWP) LLC. Established 1977. option
(800)6
Reading a newspaper
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191No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
OME CARE cess.ul people. ALUM V
O0ME CARE 1/8 x
(239)7
re Certified FENCIN
has immediate openings All part
d professionals. NEW SELF STORAGE 400
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15, (863)6
IG 10x30,12x30,15x25. Full METAL
electric, secure on Commereio 3'X6'9"
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
nt experience. Police Dept. 863-983-6663, METAL
COORDINATOR 863-983-2808, after hrs. Buy Dil
ull Time / Part Time 863-983-8979 er. 201
Acces
ble). around
APY: Per Diem a Toll Fre
r Diem Mercanise NEW SIl
AIDE: ing $9
Offers excellent benefits. MI I 6pm
lso available). PIPE- 1
Air Conditioners 505 ft roll.
sideration, Antiques 510 SCREEN
me to (863)983-9883 Appliances 515 W
nResourCeS Appliance Parts 520 l,.,hi,
an Resources Beauty Supplies 525 $6(8
3) 983-3700 Bicycles 530 (86
299991018 Books & Magazines535 SHINGL
Building Materials540 antique
Business Equipment 545 yr anti(
I Carpets/Rugs 550 (239)4
SI l Cildren's Items555
L en China, Glassware. Etc. 560 USED
| Clothing 565 2'x8l,
P1l Coins .'Stamps 570 3/4
Practical Collectibles 575 (239)7
N Computer/,Video 580 WINDOI
N urse i Crafts/Supplies 585 Openin
Cruises 590 hung. Fr
I Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595 Head Rid
be of Florida has an Fireplace Fixture 600
,PN at our Health Firewood 605 I1R
press Reservation. Furniture 610
Furs 615
ry Nursing services, Health & Reducing POOH S
Administer meds, Equipment 620 combo
ents & diagnostic Heating Equipmen $150
I SuppHes 625 (863)6
/ transport. Home Household Items 630
LPN lic. required. Jewelry 635
Certification. Lamps/.Lights 640
Luggage 645 PAGEAN
Medical Items 650 Pastel
me to: Miscellaneous 655 4 $45.
emtribe.com Musical Instruments 660 leaven
}54)67=477 Office Supplies,'
154)967-3477 Equipment 665 PROM 1
Pets.-Supplies/ forma
w.semtribe.com Services 670 small
Photography 675 (863)6
Plumbing Supplies 680
SPools & Supplies 685 (I1
Services Equipment 690 CLOCK
LI1 Satellite 695 wall, e
_______T__ Sewing Machines 700 eerie
Sporting Goods 705 $1i00/n
Stereo Equipment 710 0/c
Television,'Radio 715 CLOCK
Babysitting 405 Tickets 720 lite, sE
Child Care Needed410 Tools 725 40+)
Child Care Offered-415 Toys & Games 730 $100/n
Instruction 420 VCRs 735
Services Offered 425 Wanted to Buy 740 ELVIS R
Insurance 430 COLLEC
Medical Services435 old. Ran
best offe


ARRESTED? All Criminal De-
fense Felonies...Misdemean-
ors, State or Federal
Charges, Parole...Probation,
Dul Trjt,,i' Tickets, Bond
Reduction. PRIVATE ATTOR-
NEYS STATEWIDE 24
HOURS A-A-A ATTORNEY
REFERRAL SERVICE
(800)733-5342.

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, it's time
to look for a helper In
the classifieds.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


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9-8754







IG SALE! "Rock Bot-
rices!" 20x30 Now
25x40 $6200. 30x50
. 40x80 $18,400. Ex-
e range of sizes and
s. Ends/accessories
nal. Pioneer
68-5422.


WINDOWS- new, 53
50 5/8, asking $350
70-6855
G: Heavy Duty, New.
s enough for at least
ft. $2000
73-4787
DOOR, Exterior,
. $10. (863)467-1777
ROOFING SAVE $$$
rect From Manufactur-
colors in stock with all
ssories. Quick turn
i! Delivery Available
e (888)393-0335.
NK- base, faucet, ask-
0 (863)675-1634 after

1/4", black plastic, 90
$20 (863)763-6901
DOOR, 36x80, Heavy
iite, Aluminum. Good
m Needs rescreening.
3)763-1997 BHR
ES- 9 bundles, 25 yr
e silver, 23 bundles 30
que silver, $453 for all
64-1987
PLYWOOD- 50 pcs
3/4" & 50 pcs 3'x2',
$300 For all.
70-6855
V, Aluminum, Rough
g. 14"x40", Double
osted glass. $8. Buck
Ige. (863)763-1997


STROLLER, Car seat
, & Pooh infant swing
. Will separate.
73-2696


IT DRESS- Little girls
green w/sequins. Size
Call (863)763-5918
message
DRESSES Precious
I, Alyce, J:ii' Size
S $125 j .il sep.
635-6677


- O'Douls, 14" dia.,
electric, neon lite,.'92
s, running & exc.
leg. (863)465-9470
- Schlitz Beer, neon
elf standing, electric,
yrs, running & exc.
'eg. (863)465-9470.
RECORD & SOUVENIR
TION: Approx. 44 yrs.
e items. $1000 all or
r.. 863-824-3358
ALL & BASEBALL
S(3-400 Racing &
. late 80s early 90s
cond. $400 neg.
13-8943


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


I -IQ J io071 1 Rentals
SWIVEL ROCKERS- 2, Excel-
lent condition. $80. Will sep- BIG SCREEN TV 54", Sony,
arate863-532-9667 like new, asking $650. I I | ENT
TABLE with four chairs, very (954)931-9946.
good cond., maple wood and COLOR TV- 13", cable ready Apartments 905
iron, $500 or best offer. $40 (863)635-5457 or Business Places 910
(561)449-6410 (863)528-0477 Commercial
SITV- '03 Sanyo, 32", with new Property 915
Equipment 0618M entertainment center asking T nhuses Rent920
a a I $30 863357-2233skee Townhouses Rent920
$300 (863)357-2233 Okee Farm Property -
GOLF CLUBS- complete, area Rent 925
matched set, metal woods, House Rent 930
irons, bag, putter, $135. Land Rent 935
(863)946-3123 Resort Property -
GOLF TRAVEL BAG, hard vi- CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck- Rent 945
GOLF TRAVEL BAG, hard vi- er9", Extra 9" blades, Excel- Roommate 950
nyl, by Flight Master, for car- lent condition $75. Or best Rooms to Rent 955
trying golf clubs on planes, offer. Storage Space -
trains, $100 neg. Rent 980
(863)357-3294 EXTENSION LADDER, 18' fi-
berglass, new, $90 cash
Shop here first (863)675-4970 leave mes- Ret'0 I
The classified ads sage
a Ia HONDA MIXER ENGINE 8hp, ORTONA- Near river, Unfurn,
= for concrete mixer. $450 3br, 2ba, garage, AC, heat
MODEL 510 Remington, Tar- (863)228-3483 canal, oaks, orange trees,
get Master, 22 cal., very JIG SAWS (2) Black & Decker, $950/mo, Lssec
good cond. collectors gun both for $25 or will sell sep- (772)559-7840
$150 (863)467-8578 arate. (863)467-7953. jnage1932 aol.com
REMINGTON 7MM MAGNUM, MECHANICS CREEPER- plas-
with scope 3x9, $400. tic, exc cond., half price, $17OiceSace
(863)634-6597 cash (863)675-4970 leaveRe09
RIFLE- Marlin, 22 mag, bolt message
action, SS, lamanated stock, SCROLL SAW-, Sears, 16",
/Simmons 4-x4 scope, Excellent condition. $50. orA
$350 (863)763-4961 best offer. (410)228-7137
SMITH & WESSON- Highway E L
Patrolman model 28/2. 357 c s -.
mag, 4" bbl. Reblued, pitting Ce .r 07
under. $400. 937-215-0307 -Build To Suit-
DIRT DEVIL- Vision upright,
bagless, w/attachments Up To 10,000 SQ. FT
12am, $50 (918)914-0908
BOW FLEX POWER PRO- or(918)914-0979 Belle Glade Area
w/leg press & vertical pull I
down bar, $800 or best offer
(863)467-8814 Jackie ENCLOSED CAR HAULER-
NORDIC TRAC- Ski machine, 8 1/2 x 20 or 24 ft.
With digital read out $100. (863)675-0358 o
(863)697-1431 WANTED: FL ART
PROFORM ELLIPTICAL AE. Backus, J. Hutchinson
TRAINER- Very good condi- H.Newton, G.Buckner,E.
tion.$150.(561)248-7327 Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton, DESTIN, FLORIDA. Directly on
Out o 0BIG $$ (772)562-5567 the Water, NEW Boutique
FriIe68Hotel. Harbor Beach, Pool.
Wanted to Buy: Lincoln Wheat Steps to Finest Restaurants.
-PATIO FURNITURE- Set of 6 Cents and Old Coins. Single Minutes to Gulf, Golf, Shop-
chairs w/cushions. $25. You coins, accumulations, entire ping. Introductory Rate.
pick up.(863)675-8141 collections. Littleton Coin www.innondestinharbor.com
Company Since 1945. Call (800)874-0470.
M- I. I (800)581-2646, e-mail coin-
buy@littletoncoin.com.
Mention code B8K720.
Electric scooter, red, brand MR l [t
new $1200 (863)763-7573 WANTED TO BUY: Open Trail-
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi- Wr, 5x8. In good condition
tion. Also reclines $425. or (863)612-1396
S best offer (863)467-4328 .63 196
MEDICAL CHAIR- Jet One, WANTING TO BUY Ct'e, :ur or Business Places -
Like new, used 1 month. vrr: ,',r 1 Wll ,' rr up Sale 1005
$400. (239)324-2386 P s : I11 Larrv Commercial
$400.15 (14.9. 99.i Property Sale 1010
MEDICAL SCRUBS 6 Pairs, Condos/
size medium. $60. g Townhouses Sale1015
(863)763-8742. ldlulture Farms Sale 1020
MOBILITY 3 Wheel Scooter, Houses Sale 1025
like new perfect cord, very Hunting Property 1030
nice, eis In.3n 1 yr old, l I T Investment
$650..(863)675-3251 Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
WHEELCHAIR- Folds, Good Christmas Trees 745 Lots Sale 1045
undijtvn $75. .Farm Equipment 805 Open House 1050
863467-226 .. Farm Feed/Products 810 Out of State -
WHEELCHAIRS, good shape Farm Miscellaneous 815 Property Sale 1055
oversized, new, $250. Farm Produce 820 Property Inspection1060
863-357-8788, leave phone Farm Services Real Estate Wanted1065
Offered 825 Resort Property -
Farm Supplies/ Sale 1070
WHEELCHAIRS, regular adult Services Wanted 830 Warehouse Space 1075
size $175. 863-357-8788, Fertilizer 835 Waterfront Property 1080
leave phone #. Horses 840
Landscaping
IF-ai 11u g l Supplies 845 ,
Lawn & Garden 850
"CHRIST IS ALL." If you have Livestock 855
Christ, you have everything. Poultry/Supplies 860
ChWithout Jesus Christ, you have everything eds/Plants Belle Glade. Mui-iUn,i
have absolutely nothing. CBr.,all w e, i'r.np.Bi1nFerr
Read a life-changing book at: (561)996-5264
WWW.CHRIST-IS-ALL.US. (.
CRUISE- 7 NIGHTS, EASTERN ST. PETERSBURG CONDOS <'
CARIBBEAN. Brand new ship mResident Owned, 55+, No
sailing r/tfrom Ft. Lauderdale Rentals or Pets, Many Ac-
November 2006- March TRACTOR TIRES- 2, New, Kel- tivities/Amenities. 1 Bed-
2007. From $499 (porttaxes ly Springfield 480/80R46, room from $65,900; 2
included) with FREE BUS! Radial Powermark $1100. Bedroom.from $89,900. Call
(800)741-1770, www.alla- (239)657-2312 Elaine King, Panache Realty,
boardtravel.com. ARC Ex- 7 2 7) 5 2 5 9 0 1 8,
empt Looking for a place to (727)321-5028.
UT ELK Re Sta Nht hang your hat? Look no
HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White- further than the classi- H s S 1
tail, Buffalo, Wild Boar. Our Reds.
season: now-3/31/06. Guar-
anteed license, $5.00 tro- I MONTURA, 3br, 2ba, New
phy in two days. No- Home. 1+ ac. Owner financ-
Game/No-Pay policy. Days ing. (863)675-6129
314)209-9800; evenings BAREBACK PAD Red fleece,
314)293-0610. slightly used, good cond., OKEECHOBEE- Prime SW
LEATHER JACKET- New, )Section 3/4/2, Beautiful
Black Mustang racing jacket. QUARTER HORSE- home on 1/2 ac, Minutes
Size 2XL, $100. Mare,13yrs old $1500 firm. from Lake Okeechobee,
(863)675-0550 (863)675-0058 2,862 sq ft under roof,
Pressure Washer, Honda, SADDLE Handcrafted leather, easteo ana vrlool in hg
3hp, (1) long & (1 short exc. cond., dark walnut fin- screen patio, vaulted &
wand, $500. (863)634-2730 ish, $300/firm. coffer ceilings, recessed
(863)357-2274. lighting, marble baths, tile
S I ** TOE STOPPERS (2), fits any floors throughout, city wa-
size!style stirrup, used 2x's. ter, privacy fenced back-
Elci Paild $80, asking $40. yard, hurricane shutters
Electric organ, Lowry & (772)263-1178 and equipped for genera-
bench. Excellent cond. Estate 2- 118 tor, no thru traffic road, too
sale Must sell $50 many extras to mention,
(239)822-3134. U ready to move in
$359,000. For appt. call
ORGAN- Good deal, elec, (863)634-0571.
bench, instructions, sheet Rider Mower good for pull-
music, Cost $4000 sacnfice lng small garden trailer $25 PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, 4/2,
$700 (863)635-4076 (863)467-0171 Newly renovated, near schls.,
a 9 RIDING LAWN MOWER, John Pricedtosell@$175,000.
a a Deere, 7hp, 42" cut, under Call owner: 863-673-5071.
FAX REFILL 2 pack of PC fer. (863)697-8831 Riverfront Home
202RF, paid $50, asking RIDING MOWER Yard King, LaBelle
$35/neg. (863)634-3783. 12 HP, rear bagger, needs
PAPER SHREDDER engine work. $40. Dock/Lift Boathouse
CCS/7000 Achiever Cross- (863)467-8124. 2BR/2BA
cut, new $250, now $125. RIDING MOWER- Craftsman, Appraised $675,000
(863)634-214 1/2 hp, 42" cut, Rear Quick Sale Price
a a I I bagger. Exc. shape $550. $599,000
O wner financinn


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS RIDING MOWER- new Crafts- Will trade for
$50 each. Call Debbie man, 42" cut, 2 hours, ask-
(863)983-7702 ing $1000 or trade for golf acreage.
CANARY- red frosted female, cart (863)467-4735 305-481-1316 or
$80 (863)357-3639 863-234-1814.
CHIHUAHUA, puppy, Shots
current, Health Cert. $300. CALVES all kinds, healthy, 'IfjlIl I:llllillJ illJ
863)675-3729 or shots, wormed, will deliver
863)675-2541 $200 & up. Cows avail. MOORE HAVEN 33471
DACHSHUNDS PUPPIES, AKC $350 & up. (863)235-0829.. TOP LOCATION ~
8 wks. old, all Females koTOPiLOCAT iONo
eah 8certi63)c467-7288ates. $3 Market Sales every Will Divide
Mon. 12pm & every
STues. 11 am. 763-3127 City block nextto court-
a a Tes.11a. 73-3 house, government center,
S l high school, 500 feet on US
HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old- F s#27, Ideal for Bank, Fast
er, Vintage, Good shape. Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
$25. (863)946-3123 PALM CORN PLANT 5 1/2 Realtor, Insurance, etc.
Texas Hunter Auto Feeder, tall in 7 gallon pot. Expen- Call owner-Pat
holds a rox. 50 Ibs., $150. sive, but asking $50. TIZ
(863)634-2730 (863)763-0625.


E R T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.
NC MOUNTAINS 10.51 acres
on mountain top in gated
community, view, trees, wa-
terfall & large public lake
nearby, paved private ac-
cess, $119,500 owner
(866) 789-853 5
www.NC77.com.
NEW TO MARKET! DEEP WA-
TER LOTS Beautifully situat-
ed on 50 acres with 2,800
feet of magnificent frontage
on Battery Creek in Beaufort,
SC. Offenng deep waterfront
dockable, tidal creek and pri-
vacy wooded lots starting
from $59,900 Call
(877)929-2837.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
800)642-5333. Realty Of
murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered wfth
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.,
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN
ACREAGE Gated mountain
community bordering a large
- lake. Spectacular views.
Community boat ramp, pri-
vate boat'slips. Between
Chattanooga & Knoxville.
Call today (866)292-5769.
Gates of the River.
TN WATERFRONT MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY Scenic home-
sites surrounding Lake Bark-
ley. 1 to 6 acre view sites &
5 to 40 acre privacy sites
from the $40's. 90 min to
Nashville. Grand opening of
Phase II coming soon! Call
(866)339-4966.
WATERFRONT 2 acres +/-
$159,900. Gorgeous
acreage, great views, prstine
shoreline & deep beatable
water! Near Bath NC. Enjoy
access to ICW, Sound, At-
lantic. Paved road, under-
ground utilities, well water,
septic approved. Excellent fi-
nancing. By appointment on-
ly. Call now (800)732-6601
x1497.
How fast can your cap
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It Inthe
cdasslleds.


MOBILE HOME 50x12, fur-
nished, 36x10 Fl Room, patio,
deck, 157 Meadow Lot camp-
ground Ortona, $14,000 neg.





Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



BAYLINER CAPRI- '86, 85hp,
$2300. or best offer.
(863)634-2582
BOAT, 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. Sold with trailer
$2200. Neg. (863)673-4405
.BOAT MOTOR- older model
Johnson lOhp, starts & runs
great, Bargain $295
(863)635-3465
CAPE CRAFT '93, 18 Ft. Flats
Boat w/'93 Evinrude, 115 hp,
Tandem galvanized trailer.
Fresh Water Boat w/ platform
& pole. 194 hrs. $6100
862-268-0817/268-1941
HYDRO SPORT 1998, 18 Ft.,
Center Console, 115 Johnson,
New electronics. Tandem
Trailer. $9800. 863-610-1674
LIGHTNING- 16'.9" w/trolling
motor 110 Evinrude, Rebuilt
'05, less than 15hrs. Ready
to go! $3200.765-617-7861
PONTOON- 30', Rfedone deck,
Carpet, seats, Bimini, camo
gray, 60hp Johnson, Runs
good. Needs carb work, no
trailer $3500 neg.
(863)673-2480


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
CENTURY, '80, 30' needs lit-
tie bit of work, good shape,
$1000. (863)357-3981
eves.


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



BUICK SKYLARK, '87, runs
$900 or best offer
(863)801-1407 or
(863)801-1408
CADILLAC '83- new tires, AC,
18 mpg, runs exc., $1200 or
best offer (863)467-1229 or
(863)634-4256
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 5
spd., looks good, runs good,
many new parts, $1700.
(863)763-5178
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '98, 62K mis. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
Asking $6000. 863-467-1301
Complete mobile car detailing
equipment $1500
(863)697-1903
CROWN VICTORIA 1990 ask-
ing $600 Call Beverly
(561)755-0239
GEO TRACKER, '92, 4 cyl.,
may need trans work, $700
or will trade. (561)261-0205
LINC TOWNCAR '92- 4dr ex-
ecutive, all power, 120K,
runs great, tires & brakes ok
$2500 (937)631-4601
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
LS 1991, exc. condition,
white, 4 dr., mag wheels,
$2400. (863)675-1891.
NISSAN ALTIMA, '95, 4 dr, 4
cyl., auto, cold a/c, runs
good, looks good, $2400.
(561)261-0205
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME
'91- 85K, run & looks great,
$1800 or best offer
(863)697-8731
OLDS DELTA 88 ROYALE '84-
asking $300 or best offer
(863)824-3319
Saturn SL2 '95, 5 spd, ac, cd,
new clutch, pw, moon roof,
runs & looks good, $1400 Call
(863)824-0561/447-5171


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A secluded, private Beautiful 1/2 acre
ranch subdivision Horseshoe Acres
offering beautiful 28'X60' on cul-
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naturalhabitat. central a/c. Plenty
Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning for garden or
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Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available. convenient loca1
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600 E. Coy
Property -Sle 05In LaBelle. 863
Port LaBelle, 2 vacant bldg. toll free 866
or investment lots- 80x125, WATERFRONT BARGAINS!
Moss Circle or Hob Court. Lake Access from I
New homes on street, phone, $202/month!* Direct Lake- ... .. _
elec., water. Owner may con- front starting at $99,900! --
sider financing. Your choice ONE DAY ONLY LAND SALE! .- .' -__
$39,900 (941)924-5120 or SATURDAY, MARCH 25, <. -
email rabj64@yahoo.com 2006 Just 20 minutes from
Augusta, GA Excellent fi-
nancing available Call today
for an early appointment!
(W888)LAKE-SALE x 1030
Based on purchase price of CLEWISTON CO
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA $39,900 w/ 10% down, fixed
ACREAGE Private, gated rate of 6.75% for 5 yrs, Modular/Floor Plans. I
mountain community with 15-year term w/balloon pay- IVodular/Floor Plans.
over 4 miles of riverfront. 1 ment due at the end of 5 yrs. 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre
to 8+ acres from the $60s. Terms and rates subject to your land as down
Incredible views! Custom change without notice. Void yur as own
community lodge with where prohibited by law. available. 863-673-641
mountain spas, riverwalk.
Call 866)292-5762. Bear Waterfront Land Sale! Direct
RiverLodge. Waterfront Parcels from only
$9,900! 2 acres dockable
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI- with Log Cabin Pkg. from
NA. WINTER SEASON IS $89,900! 4.5 acres dockable Pace Arrow 34ft 1983, 80k
HERE! MUST SEE THE waterfront only $99,900! All miles, fully equipped, leveling
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL properties are new to the jacks, just tuned $7500
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN market! Call toll-free 772)597-6158 or,
NC MOUNTAINS. Homes, (866)770-5263 ext. 8. (954)801-6158
Cabins, Acreage & Invest- Western New Mexico- 20 l ,
ments. Cherokee Mountain Acres Starting at $39,990 a
Realty GMAC Real Estate, Scenic region, Views, trees,
Murphy www.cherokee- rolling h is, wildlife tFamily _
mountainrealtycom Call for retreat, hunting wildlifproperty or OUTBOARD MOTOR- 20hp
(800)841-5868. year round home. Power, Evnrude, zero hours, just re-
100% financing. NALC built, 20" shaft, $1000
INVESTMENT or RECREA- (866)365-2825. (863)228-3483
TIONAL Properties in the SURF & BOAT POLES- Sever-
BEAUTIFUL STATE OF lal, $165. or best offer
GEORGIA. Contact Peach- antI (302)875-2350
State at (866)300-7653 or
Visit our Property For Sale TODAY TURN YOUR aMt l c I I
Section at www.rubuyin- VACANTLAND
grealestate.com GAL 2550. INTO BIG $$$$ GSXR750 '04- great shape,
Lakefront and Lakeview Prop- I iII buyy.'ur vi.a:irl ,1rO garage kept $6500
erties Nestled in the hills of land for cash. Close in week (863)63)4-8828/763-4132
Tennessee on the shores of Hendry? Glades? Anywhere? jrissomebeach@earthlink.net
Pristine Norris Lake. Call Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
lakeside Realty at 561-441-2800 HONDA MOTORCYCLE
S lakeside Realty at CM400, '81, needs work,
(423 626-5820 Or visit brand new light & tire to be
wwwLarge kesideealty-tncom. Ho es put on $200. (863)983-7457
LargeMtn. Land Bargains, HONDA MOTORCYCLE
High Elevation. Adjoins Prts- CM400, '81, needs work,
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to brand new light & tire to be
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn. puton$200.(863)983-7457
Views, Streams. www.live-
inwv.com. Mobile Home Lots ?005 rtV ic s
LOOKING TO OWN LAND? In- Mobile Home Parts 10 A
vest in rural ajrej.qe Mobile Homes -Rent 2015
throughout America; coastal, Mobile Homes- Sale 2020 GO CART- 6hp, 2 seater, older
mountain, waterfront proper- model, $250 (863)674-0539
ties. 20 to 200 acres. FREE, LaBellearea.
monthly Special Land Re-
ports: www.Iand-want- Lo005 GO KART Scorpion, 2 seater,
ed.com/sw. roll bars, great shape, $800
MOBILE HOME LOTS firm. (863)634-8828 days or
MOUNTAINS OF NORTH GA. For Sale (863)763-4132 eve's.
The Very Best of Riverfront, Shiv Island & Pahokee GO-CART, 6.hp, Silver Fox 2
Lakefront, Acreage Tracts, (561)996-4524 sweater, lyr old. Paid $1600.
Building Parcels From 1 to Like new condition. $750.
195 Acres Direct From Own- c521dition. $750.
ers (706)276-7773. R(863)381-3521
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD PIONEER PLANTATIONS- 3/2 A it A
WINTERS Affordable Homes dbl wide, Ig porch, 40 acres, itoU obiles
& Mountain Cabins Land $800/mo, 1st. Lst &
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BEDLINER for full size Ford ECONOLINE 150 MACH 111-
M O B ILE Pick up Truck, excel. $200 '97,7 passenger, White, Like
I.M O B ILE or best offer (863)763-6747 new cond. 94k, $5000.
I f DIESEL ENGINE, Completely (863)467-1682
0I rebuilt. Includes transmis- Honda Odyssey Van, '97, 7
sion. Steel. $1000. pass., good mi., pw, a/c,
(561)992-8692/449-1355 sunroof, very good cond.,
Slot w/home in DRIVE ON RAMP- you must $7000.(239)503-0339
,4 Bdrm 2 Bath remove and haul $175 Grab a bargain fromyour
S B(863)467-4328 neIghbop's garage,
de-sac, large HITCH, Class Ill-IV with ball atcbasement or cls-
ramic tile floors, mount, fits '91-'94 Ford Ex- et In today's classifleds.
plorer, $50. (863)675-3251
y of room on lot HONDA ACURA 4 LUG RIMS
workshop. Very 4)with new tires, $300 Pubi notices
ion off Hwy 80 (83)675-2627
0 OfflHwy 80 HYDRAULIC TRUCK CAP- fits
ton & LaBelle 8ft bed, $500
(863)357-0607 or Oa
900 (863)697-1417 Public Notice 5005
S(State Public -
ROD & MAIN BEARINGS- Legal Notice 5500
me by: New, .10 over for 40L Jeep
straight 6 $25.
iboy Way (863)467-6696 $ u5l.cNtc 05
-675-4300 or TOPPER- white fiberglass, fits
'01-103 F1i50 Super Crew PU, INTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR
aInn 1i HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
-368-4300 like new, $900 PROBATE DIVISION
(863)465-1706 Bill File No.: 2005-202-CP
".-. PIN RE: ESTATE OF
.*-' -a.., 'lI I MELI LOPEZ-PEREZ
_._ ... ,, :Deceased
--^ ^ .' CHEVY PICKUP 86 Custom NOTICETO CREDITORS
tin, A/C, 37K, new D/T. The administration of the estate of MELI
$3500. (772)360-5067. LOPEZ-PEREZ, deceased, whose date
LC1,. ~of death was August 5,2005, is pond-
i Ir- --- CDODGE RAM- '84, 6 cyl, Auto ing in the Circuit Court for Hendry
Great as, Cold air. 75 County Florida, Probate Division, the
S Great gas, Cold air. 75k ong address of which is RO. Box 1760,
UNTRY ACRES miles.$1800 863-763-3451 Labelle,Florida 33975-1760. The
1UN IR fInames and addresses of the Personal
F350 1994, 4 door crew cab, Representative and the Personal Rep-
rom $79,900 & up, white, automatic, bedliner, resenatie'sattorneyaresetforth e-
1/ availale orus $5,000/or best offer. low
1/4 available or use (772)360-5067. All creditors of the Decedent and other
nt Fi persons having claims or demands
payment. Financing NERF BARS, Westin, Black, against Decedents Estate on whom a
7 or 561-721-5299 came off Dodge, will fit long served must file their claims wire this
or short wheel base, exc. court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
cond. $200. (850)251-8817 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
AutosREanted91 0rd u FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
TONNEAU COVER- For Dodge OR 30 AYS AFTER THE DATEOF
B TONNEAU COVER-ForcSERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
AUTO WANTED 6' box, Black $150. ONTHEM.
Looking to buy Antique Car/ (863)675-4525 All other creditors of the Decedent and
Convertible/Truck. Please call TOYOTA- '85, 2WD, 4 cyl, persons having claims or demands
99 863-97176 C against the Decedents Estate must file
(954)561-2776 5spd, AC, Stereo, Bedliner, their claims with this Court WITHIN
Tool box, Extra clean $2500. THREE 3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
Join all the people who (863)632-9166 OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
say, "sold It in the clas- NOTICE.
sifTeds." b IlI ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS ANO OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
FEVER BARRED.
Die 5 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LA- NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
REDO 1995- red, auto, SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
BRONCO II '89 perfect en- $4500 (863)763-7573 THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH ISER
gine, rebuilt trans, 0 miles, BARRED. '
needs paint but norust, $175D The date othe first publication of this
firm. (863)805-8789 Notice is February 23, 2006.
Jeep Wrangler Sport '98 4 OL CAR DOLLEY good condi- AttorneyforPersonalRepresentative:
4WD Auto, Red, Tan Hardtop, tion, $450 firm D.HughKinsey,Jr.
Loaded! Gar kept/Exc. Cond. (863)763-4617 FodasBarNo.961213
Sheppard, Brett, Stewart,
$9900. neg. 863-697-1972 CAR HAULER: $200n0. Hersch&KinseyA.
.. 9100 College Pointe Court
SUBARU SW- '89, 4x4, Very (863)697-2434 FortMyers, FL33919
Clean, New tires. $1000. CAR HAULER- 80" X 15', a Telephone: (239) 334-141
( 6CAR HAULER- 80" X 15', all Personal Representative:
(863)214-1286 steel, alum ramps, shock re- D. Hugh Kinsey, Jr.
9100 College Pointe Court
sistant lights, $800 FortMyers, Florida 33919
l (863)675-0358 118420 CGS 3/9,16/06
NOTICE OF MEETING
GOLF CART, '94 Club Car, UTILITY TRAILER, 19, open GERBERGROVES
lights, curtains, charger, high w/rails, HD, dual axle, 1 yr., WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
speed, exc. cond., $1650. holds 1 car & 2 motorbikes, The annual meeting ofthe landowners of
(772)332-62 $1750. (561)909-7367 Gerber Groves Water Control District
will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday,
GOLF CART- 94 Easy Go, top aI I March 24, 2006 in the meeting room
2 sats, e4: no hap: aof the Hendry County Extension Office,
2 seats, e",: rihi jri,:' 3 Labelle, Florida. meeting of the
$1995 neg ,117t'Board of Supervisors will beheld imn-
$1995ne ,-. .CHEVY ASTRO.VAN '96 7 pas- immediately after the lanowners' meet-
GOLF CART- Q rClijubCi3r, gas, senger, 195K. All power. Out- tog. ,
top, new ,:,i. luv hrs, standing maintenance. Top The purpose of the meeting is to elect a
$1995 (863)675-1472 cond. $3895. (863)675-7350 board member, approve a budget for
fiscal year 2006/07 arid conduct other
GOLF CART- Club Car, 48V DODGE- '84, 15 Passenger, 1 business as necessary.
elec, w/batt charger, also ton, Nice seats $1800 ran Beer Chairman
roof, $1300 (863)763-8714 (863)673-0782 119707 CGS 3/9,16/0W


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BR, 1 1/2 BA and 12.80 ac. Call for details $82,500 adj. lot available
efficiency $131,000 CB t 2BR,2 PIONEERc89,900
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 2BR, 1 BA $279,000 VACANT
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pool. New Subdivision $110,000 on lake Buldg 2476 sq ft on
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Beautifully Landscaped Lot, 943 Yacht
Club Way, Moore Haven $30,000
Lovely 3/2 I lome on 3 Lots, 414 Avenue
0, Moore Haven. $224,900
Large Lot. 1 city Limits, Moore Haven,
Just reduced from $87,000 to $76,390
New Model Home. 3/2, Yacht Club,
Moore Haven, $152,750
-.,rr .11 1l.,c 't i i N1N loore
S. 'E EDING! !
Lot for sale, 1/4 acre tract, Moore Haven,
$25,000
Beautiful Lot for sale, 956 Watson Way,
Moore Haven $45,000


Lovely Lot for sale, 954 Gerace Court,
Moore Haven, $40,000
Nice Lot in Lakeport on 11260 Click
Drive, $24,000
Brane ,
iVOORrittaven I /r,'9lJl
Single Family Home, 669 Park Avenue,
Moore Haven $245,000
Singlewide Mobile Home, 400 Pine
crest, Moore Haven $55,000
Doublewide Mobile Home, 921 Yacht
Club Way, Moore Haven $132,750
Moore Haven River Gardens lots start-
ing at $38,000
"Coming Soon" RIVERS EDGE 1/3 acre
tracts, River view quiet community close
to lake call for details. Homes by Brian
Sullivan NO REALTORS PLEASE!!


528 E, Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston 700 S. Main St.
(863) 983-8559 ALaBelle, FL 33935
After Hours Phone: Cheryl Eby (863) 228.1562 86367 5A4 5
Miguel A.Satuana1(863 )228-4314Espanol o thern 865/6-4500
Maggie Santana (863) 228.4314 863/675-6575 Fax

863) ,-land Real Estate


Starter Home, 2/1 w/ carport,
A must see

RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
* Lrg. 3BR.2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric,
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See $140,000
* Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
Spacious Interior $125,000
* 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, IBA each unit
$229,000
* Yacht Club 2/2, large sunroom
addition, great views $130,000


large 3BR, 2 BA MH l above ground Poio,
2 storage sheds wdecli, nicely Landscaped,
Ready to move i. Offered at $140,000
ACREAG LAND & LOTS
SFarm Land Available Call for Details
S160 Acres offHendrly sales Blvd
$25,000 per acre
MOJNTIRA
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
IHGBAIANDS 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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* "TIuhly alffonb.'e river access I'.:
$249,000
* Pe'fec: place for your new dctitln
h. one l 25+- ,ii.'rc. $50,000.
* Build Piure nllI home (lo Iii d1i
i $49.900
* Prfec Ikxition for your nw
hm' ..i 25+/-.s, e $42,000.
* Great. 125 + acrc hormesiie
$37,000
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ot. $38.500
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* Nice ;cccssable 5 +/- ca's in l
bxautifiil secludcd area i f
$150,000.
* IPefect ipsl for r', lr lir.';Il
J.iolir $95,000.
* 2.5+/'- Acresm a .i gd ri"' rt1
$85,000.
* Perlfet 'pot for y 1 ur tr11 "1
ilolne $80,000.
* l.x'at' of a jf o1 malor r( Acl!
$75.000.
* c'rl.ct Sjlot fory.iour drea l
rore $75,000.
* 1ionecr: 2 1/2 Acies. Motivitecd
Seller! $69,950
* Pi',inmr 4055 22nd Strecet
$69,950
* Privacy ie with mnn for :v airi-
msis $69.900.
* S.liledld Iih1 :1md dri 2.5 t-
2r'N' $69,000.
* Secludedil 2.5 +/- Ac'
$60,000.
* Uosrclaiblc 2.5 acres inl growing
are., $55,000.


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FEATURED
LISTING
PRICE REDUCTION
2004 3/2 DW MOBILE
HOME ON 2.31 ACRES
COMPLETELY FENCED
& NEW SCREENED IN
BACK PORCH $175,000

Ca/f f Us, 'c e i7ape iski!ng!$
&oker: Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
les sodaeies: Ann Donohue 228-0221 David Rister 634-2157




THERESA "TERI" LEE RANGEL
Licensed Real Estate Broker
700 W. Sugarland Hwy.
OFFICE # 863-983-0075
AFTER HRS # 863-228-1142
HOMES
REDUCED!! Drop Dead Gorgeous (Big, Beautiful &
Like New) 4/2 over 3,000 sq. ft. Northside, Cornerlot
remodeled, repaired & repainted asking $389.9K
Cute As A Button with beautiful hardwood floors 3/2
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
MANUFACTURED HOMES
New List IrThis 1998
F5eeswoo clered suveyeIna, atd r Ied & 2 BA &
over 170at. e Seller'sAre
Read To G' -
Nice, Neat & Like New 2004 Beautiful M/H which sits
on 1.25 acres asking $149.9Ke
COMMERICAL & INVESTMENTS
Landloq e i iesethe
room, MCA M Wlted iZ 1. r 99K
Commercial Building Over 4,000 sq.ft. w/Apt. for on-
site living Call 4 More Info.
LAND
2.5 acres cleared, surveyed and ready to go!
2.5 acre tracts available
1.25 acred tracts also available
I ."5, 31i PEMJ iING
"Learse Your Worries
In The Hand, Or A [teal Professional"
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803 RENN DRIVE, MOORE HAVEN, $180,000 LENDERS AT 934 GERACE CT., MOOE HAVEN
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S .,.1 Luan B.
Walker

863-677-1010

CBS New Construction Orily 16 8
available. 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage
Texas Ave., Harlem S/D 1673 sq
ft. Special Loan Pkges. LUTZ
BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy old
when you can get Brand New?
Price Will Increase to $158.8K
March 31, 2006 Due To Hendry
County Impact Fees.
No Other Listing compares to this
North i' Rio
thro t .roof,

Syiem, Move in turn key Pristine
Clean Now Reduced $259,900
Custom Home, 2bd/2ba home
located in Pioneer. Plantation
sits on 7.5 acres. It has a front
porch and beautiful oak tress.
Call Luan for more informa-
tion!
Sweetwater Ave. This property
has -. "f that
inclu i lc lffllVfl Small-
man Q inlflr liiIJ thick
trees ,,Tn ,' a, abun
dant of wildlife 2.5 acres $74.9K
Ready To Go! 3ba/2ba Home one
car gara e located in Sugarland
Estates $219.9K '


Glenn A.
Smith

863.983-3508

1) Home Improvement Business! Established
Home improvement business and conenience sore
on 2.5 acres. Fuly equipped and permitted cafreadyto
be opened. Located near the Clubhouse in Montura
Randich. All fumiture, fixtures, equipment and inmrenay
induded. Beyour ownboss!! Call forGlenn@677-1441
fbrmore inrfomaion. MLS#: 200530488
2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home
Oversize Living Room with Cathedral Ceilings.
Large open kitchen and formal dining room.
Large rear deck with built in bbq and gazebo.
Must see at $124,900 MLS# 200540984
3) Reducedn 4 bedroom/2 bathover 2400 sq.ft-


see @ $129,900 MLS#200521690
4) Reduced!!' 2.5 .es in Montura
Randch. Motivated sel or a quick sale
Mustsee@$70,000 MLS#200521640
5)'05 Homes of Merit 3 Bedroom/2 Bath home on
a man %n ,. ng, upgra
newwhen thisone isonly$1-34,900MLS#200514068
6) Port Labelle Build able Lot ready for your new
home $59,900 MLS# 200512627
Ti Land Ho" Beaulifulu 10 ace pael located on
80. just i| f lPgA lfc iJ J l Mv'-r
SALo.,nl af anLvero
High an.J ,3r i n i Airing ror ,-ur ri,., -,.,m .
$299,900 MLS# 200533528
8) New Listing!! 2.5 acres in Pioneer
'lana l.oil.ri l t Block
south 8 4PBlvd.
M 2 T 900
MLS# 200614840


1) New Listing!! 8 Acres in Montura
Ranch7 buildable lots-4 @1.25 acres
and 3 j- i 0 aI_ l f investment
with frontagee Cone and
Hacienda. Lisi 9,900 MLS#
200602389
2) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
CBS n o no. r a.c c.Walking
distanc.r_ hhOEflnrui Lake
5259,900 MLS# 200520398
3) Montura Ranch Estates Large
Home- i l cres
Locai teiTfldl I Iipl' III 4, e on
Ha cien ilt jsfI1ijI 4!flif will
rot la.II IlllMLS*
200528863
4) Pioneer Plantation bedroom/2
bath Mobile Hcf rft|s acres. Very
nice property, s and Pines.
Must see to i $139,900
MLS# 200514439
5) Pioeem a Aiooded
acres A r. N. A o4,900
MLS# 200604536
6) Pioneer Plantation 5 acres priced
for qi$l 1iNftd and
listed at$1 24,900 MLS# 200603592
Your Home Here? Call 'the
Smith/Williams 'team and allow us to
show you how we can Market your
property to over 6 million potential
buyers!!


Charmaine A.
Montgomery

863-697-0189
Se Habl Espanol01
1)Muse
Absolutely Perfect for your dream
home. 20 Fenced Acres w/ pond. Lots
of 10 year old pines w/ some oaks.
Priced below recent sales. Will Go
Fast! Only $409,900.00
2) US 27
Looking for the impossible?
Opportunity seldom knocks
twice! 5 acres on US 27 on
the Palm Beach/ Hendry
County line. Over 937 feet on
US 27 for easy access priced
right for a quick sale @ $275K
Don't let this one get away!
3) Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New.Construction
in Growing Area. Build Your
Dream Home Here!
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on the
pond @$62K
Thatcher Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or
12, @$60K
4) Montura Ranch Estates
125 N. Kennel $42,995.00
735 S. Palm $49,000.00
530 S. Shetland $52,500.00
770 S. Shetland $44,900.00


1) Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS
Home-l 1 T B Im1 land
MartirA "r 9 l Yard,
Tiled l. ii or 4th
Bedroom. $209,9K.
2) W.Ventura 2bd/1 ba. in Brand New
Condition Ready to Move in. Hard
wood Floors, New Appliances, 8ft.
Privacy Fence, Big Back Yard. Don't
Miss On This Great Deal! $97K.
3) New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE
on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With
Beautiful Pines. Home is Very
Spacious With Great Floor Plan. Place
is Immaculate! $108,5K.
4) Moore Haven Yacht Club
2bd/2ba MH w/ extra lot, *Included
in Purchase Price* Partially furnished
& Squeaky Clean! 55 &older commu-
nity. Reduced to $129,900 for quick
sale.

5) New Listing in Flaghole!
3bd/2ba MH on 1 ac. home hass tile
& hard wood floors throughout.
Recently remodeled 5ft. fence
around property with pole barn in
backyard. Get your hands on this
beauty for $169.5K


Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
St Habla Espanol
Get the moving van ready
because you have found your pot
of gold! This 4bd/2ba home w/ an
in ground swimming pool w/ an
oversize lot on the North side of
Clewiston is just what you've been
looking for! Priced @ $315,000.00
MOOT T COW.
acres -fJrI! 3,2
DWMH s incuue. t not a owplace
but a place for living. Available for only
$105,000.00
f e2
Bd d ahn
1Ll. I car,
bu -. co IMe
in Seminole Manor for not much
more than the lot value at $39.9K
Looking for peace & quiet? Step
into this 4bd/2ba dbwide mobile
home located in MRE. Home fea-
tures formal living room and sepa-
rate family room with a fireplace.
Garden tub in master bedroom only
$152K
New Listing! 2bd/2ba dbwide
i,:,Ca, e I high
Schoolarpe
throtIglr, a n ri I a ripg.
Located in Seminole Manor you
can't pass this up @ only $79.9K!


Sam J. Cathy S.
Walker Garcia

863-677-1013 863-2284798

Montura Tracts, I LiUst, Show and Sell 1.25 Very Nice 3 bedroom
Acre Tracts. Call For Information or
Appointment! 2 1/2 bathroom horn
Need a Building? We have a with large Florid
12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K room. This home als(
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782 has an efficiency an(
Sq.Ft; Liberty Home. On a Largey a
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront. S cated ii t
@ $94.9K
Mobil i SM OIW-iIT7Ires in OU i r
MorM, iIlaI ulttu. sc h i!y AJi isV ni
Pione SA p 2.5 call I would love t

10 Acres Al Don Farming Rd. @ Show this home t(
$299K you. This home i
5 Acres o'n Highway 27 going @ being offered a
$275K
Just Outside of Town! Fleetwood $149,900.
Home on a beautiful Y acre. The
property has a 24x30 shop with
office listed at $174.0K Call for an Cathy S. Garcia is a
appointment today!
New Listing! 2003 4/2 Doublewide l ong resident of
on 2.16 acres. Property features a Clewiston and
second mobile home, large steel
building and storage sheds and has newest member of
substantial potential our team.


S Ashley Enrique Jerry W. Charles
SP. Wood Acosta .'. Smith H. Kehm

863-228-1132 305-5065876 561-261-3444
Se Habh Espanil 305-968-2262

n Montura Ranch Estates New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice 30 acres of pasture and woods in New Listing! Established
i r680 lot Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C, Ladeca. $25,000.00 /acre. Rare commercial upholstery busi-
e uov.Jig t t|| yi~sH~fl~t 101 _, -combination of seclusion in a natural C pholsteyrbusi
1e 12',VIlJion' Horseshoe Ac. @ $145k setting! ness and property $250K
a 139 o Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
a $ looks x.irpa'.ed 5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150K New Listing! Beautiful
road, J, ,Wes 2.5 acres in Montura, cleared and in lot/investment
d Great starter home or septic @ $124,900 fenced $92K property in Port LaBelle
O inve n nlII.t ljll V in 1.25 al V V ftFlle with 2.5 Acres in Montura asking $85K $55K
y MonQJi.tEarfflllI '94 ourch iliftjrp (lJe MH New Listing! 1.25 Acre Lot
d MBH, -, p TO rm oferer-d 568,900 2.5 Acres in Montura asking $90K N Loa t 1D5anch
o plan may be just what Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres 5 Acres in Pioneer asking $179.9K Estat U ,eller
you're looking for. Start wow! @ $89,900 Bring the kids & dog! This is a big lot. Financing Available!
your New Year off right New Listing! 2bd/1ba on huge 3bd/2ba brick home, pool & fenced
S with country living at its lots in Horseshoe Acres. Bring all $319,000.00 As a new home owner and
full time resident of
t best. 1.25 ac., priced tO offers. Seller Motivated $165K New Development! Call me for sky Clewiston it will be my
sell at only $89,900. Montura Lots many to choose valley lots. pleasure to assist you with
from starting @ $39.9K Handy man's special! Bring your your commercial and resi-
Sugar Realty is proud tools. Located in Moore Haven an As dential real estate needs.
Sugar Realty is proud New Listing! Montura Ranch Is frame house going for $65K With over 30 years of land,
to announce our Estate 2bd/2ba Mobile Home. 5 wooded acres in Pioneer home & commercial proper-
sponsorship of the Located on paved road. Very clean, Plantation on paved road asking ty sales experience I am
2006 Miss Sugar Fenced, All appliances included. $149K looking forward to serving
Pageant Get it while you can! Won't Last Call me for vacant land. the business and residential
Pageant Long! $107.7K Lots or acreage. community.


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- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
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.
-S 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 A/K/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.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES,
HEIRS, 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.
Last known address: UNKNOWN
If alive, and if dead, all parties, claiming
interest by, through, under or against
THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES,
HEIRS, 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-
ties 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 property
S 1/2 AND N 1/2 OF 31/3 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 in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Courtthis 15th day of Feb., 2006.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk otthe Court
BY: Jennifer Bevis,
As Deputy Clerk
A copy of this Notice of Action, Com-
plaint and Lis Penens 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 (TDD) via Florida Re-
ay System.
This is an attempt to collect a debt.LAny
information obtained will be used for
that 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
Final Summary 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
177420; TITLE# 74071355
A/K/A
625 NORTH JINETE STREET
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock A.M., or
as soon thereafter as same can be
done, to the highest bidder, or bidders,
for cash, In the front office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County Ad-
ministration Building), LaBelle, FL
33935, on Wednesday, the 22nd day
of March, 2006.
DATED THIS 24th day of Feb., 2006.
CLERK OFECIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinlater
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing Impaired, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TOO) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
117881 CGS 3/2,9/06

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fieds.


PUBLIC NOTICE AUCTION
Ridge Market & Sell Storage
#7 Buckhead Ridge Road
Okeechobee, FLA 37974
(863) 357-4884
The following unit will be sold for non-
payment of rent on March 17, 2006 at
3:00 RM.
Unit #7
Steve Levitt
118033 CGS 3/2,9/06

NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
March 10, 2006
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Latonla Jackson:
mattress set, computer desk and chair,
mirror, artificial plants, and misc.
household items..
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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 ES., 6A-1.0503(3) S.B.A. and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, PL.
107.110
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.43, 1012.22, 1012.23,
1012.27, 1012.42 F.S., 6A-1.0503(3) S.B.A. and No Child Left Behind Act of
2001, PL. 107.110.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for highly qualified
instructional personnel.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on March 14,2006.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
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-
(i, I .I",h'II i iirial i request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
(.i .. hi.:, ,', ir. ilir,,-. 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
snal specuy now mne person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: Thu School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate In this process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), ES.
116308 CGS 2/23;3/2,9 CB 3/9/06


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2006 in the City Hall Commission Chambers,
115 West Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be the following request:
1)A request from Lonzo & Diane Griffith for a variance from the restrictions of City
Code Section 110-365 in order to build an addition with enclosed handicap ramp.
A reduction of the front setback standard for accessory structures of 40 ft. to ap-
proximately 21 feet is requested. The home is located on Lot 11, Block E, A.K.A.
711 Bowden Rd., Seminole Manor S/D. Zoning is RM-2.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
March 20, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. In the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
ian) i. 1, i I I ,,.TT. i (i ,, 1) a,,, Ai ilqur-.S3 regarding the hearing or
any person reqomnng a special accommooaanon because of a disability or physical
impairment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the Building
Official's office at least three days priorto the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official
119128 CGS 3/9/06


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to "The Water Rights Compact Among the
Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Forida Water Man-
agement District", the 18th Annual Work Plan of the Seminole Tribe of Florida
has been submitted to the South Florida Water Management District.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has sub-
mitted, on February 28, 2006, the 18th Annual Work Plan to include the following
projects: Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation: Big Cypress General Work
Plan proposed general work plan encompasses all minor activities involving the
placement of fill material, not to exceed a total of 100 acres of jurisdictional wet-
lands in five years or a maximum of twenty acres in any one year consecutively.
Minor activities would include single family home sites, utlity lines, recreational
tacillies, boating, agricultural use, commercial use, government facilities, water
control activities, ditch maintenance, and roads. Brighton Seminole Indian Res-
ervattion: Horseshoe Community Drainage Project (S13,14,23,24f/T39S/R32E)
proposed drainage plan to alleviate flooding in the existing "Horseshoe" commu-
nity. Jimmy Scott Road (S12,13/T39S/R32E) proposed roadway to allow ac-
cess to the Jimmy Scott home site with a acre wetland impact. Hollywood
Seminole Indian Reservation: Hollywood Seminole Station (S1/T51S/R41E) -
proposed construction of a convenience store and car wash on the existin World
Ford parking lot. Immokalee Seminole Indian Reservation Recreational Drain-
age (S101/T47S/R29E) relocate entrance roadway to existing balffield and install
two new culverts. The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on
Seminole land. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township
40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39
South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 EasL The Immokalee Res-
ervation is located in Collier County, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big
Cypress Reservation is located in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges
32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Town-
ships 50-51 South, Range 41 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request
for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the
Work Plan by writing to: Environmental Resource Regulation, South Florida Water
Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such
comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publica-
tion.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the
Staff Report must be requested i order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Admnistrative Hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for after
reviewing the Staff Report.
119313 C0S 3/9/06


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, orida. The purpose of the landowners' meeting is to conduct business of the
Distirct, and hold the Annual Election for the Board of Supervisors. If you need
ecjtic ecto t C seeorad oal [nfo you m intact
Interested persons are invited to attend and by heard.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT.

ATENCION RESIDENTS DE MONTURA:
NOTICIA DE REUNION PARA DUENOS DE TERRENOS
(HACENDADOS) Y
ELECTION ANNUAL PARA EL CONDADO CENTRAL DEL
DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUA
Por lo present se esta dandto a noticia de que la Junta de Supervisores para el
Condado Central dl Ditrito de Control de Agua, tendra su reunion annual para los
duenos de 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 recreation 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 Sopervisores. Si necesila instrucciones
especificas para liegar al centre de Recreacion a mas information por favor lame
alas oficinas del district as 863-983-5797 de las 7:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Todos
los interesadosestan inviados asistir y ser escuchados.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
117386 CGS 3/1,9,16,30; 4/6,13,20,27/06


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NOTICE OF SHERIFFS 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 MIodalla 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-
daela Nieves, In and to the following described property, to-wit:
SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 6 Block 54 ot Montura Ranch Estates
First Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3. at
Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including
only such Oil, Gas and Mineral rights as the Grantor may possess. Subject to
conditions, restriction reservations, road and canal rights-of-way, enforceable
easements of assessments. Subject to real estate taxes for 2005 and subsequent
years.
ak/a 230 N. Mayoral Street, Montura Ranches
And on the 20th day of April, 2006, in the Courtyakd of the Hendry County Court-
house, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, oras soon thereafter as possible,
I will offer for sale all the said defendant's Jorge Mercado and Migdalla 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
beto the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff
114892 CGS 2/23;3/2,9,16,23,30/06

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that the District School Board of Hendry County, Florida, will
receive bids until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 15.2006 at the Hendry County
School Board's Finance Office, at which time they will be opened.
tem to be sold: 25 Foot Beach comber Center Board Sailboat.
Conditions of sale: Item to be sold "as is", "where is" no warrantees or guarantees
are expressed or Implied.
Place for receipt of bids- All bids shall be delivered to the Hendry County School
District's Finance Office, 111 Curry Street, LaBelle, Florida or Mailed to Hendry
County School District Finance Office, PO. Box 1980, LaBelle, Florida 33975.
Termsaofale: Cash, Cashiers Check, or money order payable to the Hendry
County School District no later than 2:00 PM. Fday March 17, 2006 delivered to
the Hendry County School District Finance Office.
Obtaining Bid Documents* Bidders may obtain bid documents at the Hendry County
School District Finance Office, 111 Curry Street, LaBelle, Florida,
(863) 674-4100.
All bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside "SAIL-
BOAT". The School District of Hendry County reserves the right to reject any and
all bids received, and to waive any and all irregularities in regard thereto.
Hendry County School Board
John Perry, Jr., Chairman
119565 CB/CGS 3/9/06



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What you should do when Spot sees spots


If Spot is seeing spots,
cataracts could be to blame.
As people age, they often
develop vision problems,
incidding cataracts. The same is
true-foryour-aging pet.
1B'iffWm"in~to objects and
failing to retrieve toys may be
signs of vision loss. These are
especially significant if they
occur within the pet's normal
environment. Vision loss can be
attributed to various eye dis-
eases or conditions including
cataracts.
"Cataracts are any opacity, or
a cloudiness, of the eye's lens,"
explains Dr. Joan Dziezyc, a vet-
erinary ophthalmologist in


Texas A&M University's College
of Veterinary Medicine & Bio-
medical Sciences.
"Opacities may be quite
small and interfere little with
vision, or they may involve the
entire lens causing blindness."
Dr. Dziezyc says that cataracts
may develop because of an inher-
ited defect or they can be caused
by inflammation, trauma and dia-
betes. The lens does become
harder with age and thus appears
grayer, causing many people to
mistake this change for a
cataract. This normal aging
process does not impair vision
other than making focusing on,
close objects more difficult.


Diet does not seem to affect
cataract development, but
heredity does.
"Certain animal breeds are
afflicted with hereditary
cataracts. This is especially true
in dogs," Dr. Dziezyc adds. :.
Miniature Schnauzer, Ameri-
can Cocker Spaniel, Bichon
Frise, all Poodles, Labrador
Retriever, Golden 'Retriever,
Boston Terrier, Siberian Husky,
Lhasa Apso and Australian
Shepherd are breeds that are
prone to develop cataracts.
Dogs and horses are most
often diagnosed with cataracts,
but all animals are susceptible to
the ailment, Dr. Dziezyc notes.


Cataracts also can be a symp-,
tom of another disease such as
diabetes, inner eye inflamma-
tion, or other conditions and
that's why it is important to have
the primary disease treated. As
long as a .cataract does not
impair vision, no treatment is
necessary. But when vision is
poor, surgical removal may be
considered. Dr. Dziezyc says that
cataract surgery is delicate and
after-surgery care combined
with cooperation from the
,patient and treatments adminis-
tered by the owner are essen-
tial for success.
"Modern cataract surgery
employs ultrasound and lens


replacement," Dr. Dziezyc
explains. A needle that is
attached to an ultrasonic hand
piece allows the cataract to be
broken up (emulsified) and aspi-
rated from the eye through a tiny
incision.
Intra-ocular lenses can be
placed in the lens capsule inside
the eye after removal of the
cataract. This lens allows
images to focus on the retina
and the patient has pre-cataract
vision restored.
Dr. Dziezyc says that eye-
glasses are not an option for
pets and without intra-ocular
lenses, images will not be com-
pletely in focus.


Crist announces policy councils for his campaign


TALLAHASSEE Charlie
Crist, Attorney General and can-
didate for Governor, announced
the formation of nine policy
councils made up of more than
100 communities, civic and
industry leaders who will help
develop specific proposals to
implement Crist's vision for
Florida's future.
The policy initiatives devel-
oped by the councils will serve
as the foundation for the Crist
administration over the next
four years. In addition, Crist
unveiled his legislative goals for
the upcoming session and a
group of specific proposals
focusing on Strengthening Flori-
da's Families.
"Florida's next Governor will
be faced with a broad range of
issues and must be well-pre-
pared to lead the state," said
Crist. "I am fortunate that these
community, civic and industry
leaders have agreed to serve as,
members of my policy councils,
and I am grateful for, their hard
word and support. Their input
will be extremely valuable as I
work to address the challenges
.and opportunities thai face our
state and its citizens."
Crist's nine policy councils


"Strengthening families should be a central
goal of society and these policies will bolster
our efforts to reinforce family values. If we pro-
tect and promote our children and strengthen
our families, we will go a long way toward real-
izing our hopes and dreams."
Charlie Crist,
Attorney General


draw on recognized experts,
leaders and activists from such
areas as business,, education,
public safety, economic growth,
health care, emergency readi-
ness, ethics, as well as commu-
nity and religious leaders.
Polity council members
include teachers, school super-
intendents, a community college
president and members of the
Florida Board of Education; law
enforcement officers including
Police Chiefs, Sheriffs and State
Attorneys; several small busi-
ness owners, tourism execu-
tives, citrus growers, as well as
representatives from some of
Florida's leading businesses; a
past president and the incoming
president of the Florida Medical


Association, a college Dean of
Nursing and several physicians;
risk management executives,
emergency and disaster pre-
paredness experts and commu-
nity rebuilding volunteers; land
conservationists and environ-
mentalists; ethics experts; adop-
tion advocates, church ministers
and community activists.
The Crist for Governor Policy
Councils include:
Creating Excellence in
Florida's Schools
Ensuring Ethical and Open
Government
Growing Florida's Econo-
my
Improving Health Care for
Floridians
Preparing Florida for Emer-


agencies
Promoting Florida Agricul-
ture
Promoting Safety and
Security
9 Protecting Florida's Coast
and Environment
Strengthening Florida's
Families
Crist highlighted the impor-
tance of supporting key legisla-
tive proposals such as:
Governor Bush's education
and tax cut initiatives, and the
elimination of Joint and Several
Liability, and the strengthening
of current eminent domain lan-
guage, among others.
Crist also unveiled specific
proposals to Strengthen Flori-
da's Families including initia-
tives to encourage adoption and
safeguard our children from
predators.
Crist's Strengthening Flori-
da's Families recommendations'
will: elevate the importance of
adoption and child issues by
establishing the Office of Adop-
tion and Child Protection within
the Governor's office, led by
Florida's Chief Child Advocate.
In addition, a statewide public
service campaign and a direct
support organization will pro-


mote the benefits of adoption in
our state, and create a "Family-
Adoption Sponsorship" to pro-
vide financial incentives for
Adoptive Parents, and expand
the efforts of the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement and
the Office of the Attorney Gener-
al to catch child predators
before they catch our children.
"Strengthening families
should be a central goal of socie-
ty and these policies will bolster
our efforts to reinforce family
values," added Crist. "If we pro-
tect and promote our children.
and strengthen our families, we
will go a long way toward realiz-
ing our hopes and dreams."
Council member Senator Mike
Fasano added, "For years, Charlie
Crist has been a consistent leader
for conservative Republican caus-
es fighting crime, protecting
families and lowering taxes. He
will be a great Governor."
Crist's experience makes
him uniquely qualified to under-
stand the range of issues facing
Floridians. First as a State Sena-
tor, then as Commissioner of
Education and now as Attorney
General, Crist has fought relent-
lessly for the protection of fami-
lies, children and seniors.


Adoption



ban to



stand

TALLAHASSEE Legislation,
which would have given foster
children a better chance at adop-
tion, was temporarily withdrawn
from the Senate Committee on
Children and Families. The bill's
sponsor, Senator Nan Rich (D-
Weston) said it was the only way
she could garner enough time to
ensure the legislation's survival.
"It is unfortunate that once
again our state has chosen to turn
a blind eye to the needs of the very
children we are supposed to pro-
tect," said Rich shortly after
tabling the bill. "Because I was not
able to ensure that the bill would
pass if a vote was taken, I chose
instead to table the bill. This will
allow the legislation to be taken
up by the House and give me
more time to discuss this impor-
tant matter with my committee
members in hopes of swaying
their vote."
At issue is Senate Bill 172, which
would allow gays and lesbians cur-
rently, serving as foster care par-
ents and typically the only par-
ent a child may have known to
adopt. The adoption would be
allowed only if the court finds
"clear and convincing" evidence
that it is in the best interests of the
child to be adopted by that person.
In the committee, child advo-
cates and adoption experts from
Florida and nationally, and foster
parents who are currently barred
by law from adopting gave emo-
tional testimony. The ban, they
said, has a very real affect on the
over 3,500 children currently in
foster care waiting to be adopted
at this time.
"Every child needs and
deserves a permanent, loving
home. There are thousands of fos-
ter care children in Florida waiting
for someone to love them and
provide'them with a permanent
home and a family to call their
own," said Rich.


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