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Volume 81,


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Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928
Number 42 Thursday, March 23,2006


At a Glance

New times set for
AA meetings
Alcoholic Anonymous
meetings are now held at Com-
munity Presbyterian Church,
417 Royal Palm Avenue, Tues-
days, from 8-9 p.m., as well as
Friday and Saturdays, from 7-8
p.m. Meetings also take place
on Thursday at the Palm Ter-
race Nursing Home, 301 S. Glo-
ria Street, from 4-5 p.m.

Workshops to
come to
Hendry County
Don't forget to schedule one
or both of the SBA workshops
April 5. The first one is at
LaBelle City Hall in the council
chambers at 9:30 a.m. and
afternoon session begins at
1:15 p.m. in the Beardsley
room at John Boy Auditorium
in Clewiston. You will learn
about the services and pro-
grams, loan information, the
role of the intermediary, and
Hendry County incentives. Call
Hendry County Economic
Development Council at (863)
675-6007 to RSVP. Space is lim-
ited so make your reservation
early.

Sweet Taste
of Sugar
It's that time again! Start
preparing your, recipes for the
2006 Sweet Taste of Sugar Con-
test held at the Clewiston Sugar
Festival on April 22. Categories
are- cakes, pies, cookies &
brownies, sweet breads, can-'
dies, youth, and "sweet cre-
ations". The Friends of the
SLibiain are hostig the ile ,crtest
this yea,. Conritesl t r, ms can be
picked up at the Clet\iston
Librar-y Recipes rour our entries
are being accepted nov.' 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.

Next Vision
Hendry County
meeting
The second of three irund:,,rd
of our \ ision Hendry County
2015 meetings are complete.
Attendance oir the Cleviston
and LaP .ie meetings \\as
neath 200i. Facililators Irom the
Florida Conflict Resolution,
under Ihe Depilrtnent 'ofCom-
mrunir\ Affairs, are readid to take
this project to the next level'.
The final meeting to view the
results and planning that went
into this project will be in
LaBelle at the Civic Center on
Thursday, April '13 at 6 p.m. If
you hat e an\ questions regard-
ing this event, call the Hendry
County Economic Develop-
ment Council office, at 675-
6007.


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Index

Classifieds. ...... 19-23
Opinion .............4
School ............ ,9
Obituaries .2


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Hospital reports large net gain


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Almost a
year removed from controversial
allegations of financial misman-
agement and struggling opera-
tions, Hendry Regional Medical
Center Chief Executive Officer
Craig Cudworth reported a large
gain in funds for the fiscal year
2005.
The hospital reported a net
gain in funds of $1,088,541 after
a raise in taxes and increases in
patient revenues created a posi-


tive cash flow during the last
year. The hospital raised ad val-
orem taxes "for the first time in
over ten years." The move gen-
erated $1.4 million in revenues,
which Mr. Cudworth said was
offset by an increase of $1 mil-
lion in uncompensated care.
The CEO gave a report to the
Clewiston City Commission on
the progress of the hospital on
Monday, March 20.
An additional $1 million in
savings was made after the hos-
pital reduced operating costs


during a 100-Day Plan, which
included program cuts and staff
reductions.
"In this plan we actually went
through, identified unprofitable
services and deleted them," said
Mr. Cudworth. "We put produc-
tivity programs into all of our
departments and we did a
reduction in force; we renegoti-
ated a lot of contracts, and we
were able to generate an addi-
tional one million in additional
savings."
"(The 100-Day Plan) generat-


County royalty: Miss Hendry crowned


'l_ _oeyois uonzalez
There was great excitement expressed by the audience as the judges called out the five
finalists, which were Alexis Rodriguez, Brittani McNeil, Emily Smith. Jade Weiss and
Kadie Vita at the 2006 Miss Hendry County beauty pageant on Monday, March 20.


ed enough to strengthen the
reserves by eight hundred thou-
sand," said Mr. Cudworth.
Among non-financial
changes, Mr. Cudworth outlined
hospital accomplishments that
included a Medicare Critical
Access Hospital designation
after quality inspections by state
agencies to improve options for
services in the Medicare pro-
gram.
The hospital also added
swing beds to its rooms, requit-
ed two new physicians to the


area, expanded services in the
clinic, and decreased agency
nursing personnel.
Long-term plans for the
future of the hospital have been
the subject of speculation for
several years, and several
options have been considered
by the hospital in the past year.
Consultants were hired for
strategic planning and fundrais-
ing options as the hospital
explored ways to make major
See HRMC Page 12


City commends


Red Cross efforts


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Emergency
and ongoing recovery efforts
have been tireless during and
after Hurricane Wilma's pass-
ing through South Florida.
Among the hundreds of
volunteers and relief workers
that have come to the region
in the past months, the Ameri-
can Red Cross has provided a
crucial part of the recovery
efforts.
In honor and appreciation
of the Red Cross efforts in the
city of Clewiston, city commis-
sioners adopted a proclama-
tion of March 2006 as Ameri-
can Red Cross Month.
American Red Cross
Branch Manager Leslie
Pitiman provided local servic-
es bv the Red Cross in the
months following Hurricane
\\'ilma, and was recognized
for her efforts by the Clewis-
ton City Commission on Mon-


day, Mar. 20. A proclamation
presented to Ms. Pittman by
the commission read as fol-
lows:
"Since 1881 the mission of
the American Red Cross has
been to help people prepare
for emergencies, provide relief
to victims of disaster and help
people prevent, prepare for,
and respond to emergencies
worldwide.
"Last year, more than three
thousand silent heroes helped
their neighbors. by volunteer-
ing for their local Red Cross
chapter, and more than
130,000 took time to learn life
saving skills such as first aid
and CPR and the local chapter
sheltered thousands of indi-
viduals in the aftermaths of
Hurricanes Katrina and
W iltri'a.'
,"The American Red Cross
Greater Palm Beach Area
See Honor Page 12


City zoning uses


tabled Properties


still without repair


1-11 1-1, 1Wm 'A Jade Weiss sponsored by JD's Mobile
Casey Mesa, last year's 2005 Miss Hendry Home won the title for the 2006 Miss
County and this year's 2006 Miss Hendry Hendry County on Monday March 20,
County Jade Weiss. held at the Hendry County fairgrounds.


By BillFabian
CLEWISTON Just as a
major and controversial issue
appeared to be reaching a res-
olution at City Hall, voters
opted not to make a decision
just yet and wait for further
discussion at next month's
workshop and meeting.
Some residents seeking to
repair or rebuild their homes
have been hindered by non-
conformance issues, and the
ordinance would provide
allowances that would enable
the residents to obtain financ-
ing in order to fund rebuilding
projects if the ordinance
passed.
"I think we're making
good progress I think this


(ordinance) is a necessary
step," said Commissioner
Rick Miller. "I think we need
to take it a step further and
correct some of the noncon-
formities."
Mere moments away from
an apparent deciding vote,
the ordinance establishing
flexibility for structures in
need of repair and construc-
tion following storm damage
was instead tabled and held
for further discussion by the
Clewiston City Commission
on Monday, March 20 after
concerns were raised about
the necessity of the ordinance
as the proper step for stream-
lining the recovery process.
See City--Page 12


County in Top 100 in growth


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON A nation-
wide listing of the fastest-grow-
ing counties of the United States
listed Hendry County among the
Top 100.
The rankings of the fastest-
growing counties of the nation
were comprised of percentage
population changes based on
the latest of the U.S. Census
Bureau's population statistics.
The list of the counties was
published on CNN's online serv-
ice CNNMoney.com, with
Hendry County listed at 97.
At a current population of
39,561 Hendry County grew by
a percentage of 3.8 in the last
year. The number of incoming
residents moving into the coun-
ty in the last year numbered
1,448.


The state of Florida would
appear to' be one of the fastest
growing states in the nation, as
well. Fifteen Florida counties
were included in the top 100,
with Flagler County listed as the
number-one fastest growing
county in the U.S. for the second
year in a row after posting a
staggering percentage growth
of 10.7 percent.
Flagler County reported a
numerical change of 7,394 new
residents settling in with the cur-
rent total number of 76,410.
Other counties from Florida
listed among the nation's fastest
growing included:
St. Lucie County
Sumter County
Lake County
Lee County
St. Johns County
Hernando County


Osceola County
Pasco County'
Wakulla County
Clay County
Walton County
Marion County
Columbia County
Nearby counties such as Lee
County and St. Lucie showed
even faster growth in the Census
Bureau reports.
St. Lucie County was listed
13th on the list of percentage
growth leaders, with its current
population of 241,305 having
added 14,195 residents, a 6.3-
percent increase.
Lee County reported a
growth spurt of 29,835 incom-'
ing residents, a 5.8 percentage
addition to the total population.
The county contains 544,758
residents and was 22nd on the
percentage growth list.


INI/Bill Fabian
Dreaming of NASCAR
Soapbox racers built their own racecars to compete in
the Cub Scout Troop 667 Soapbox Derby in Clewiston on
March 18. The event was grand marshaled by Cubmas-
ter Ray Tash.


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Engagement


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Jerry and Roxanne Curtiss, of
Canal Point are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Ashly, to Derek
Sergent, son of Steve and Wanda
Sergent of Moore Haven. Ashly
received a Marketing degree in


2001 from Florida State University
and a Masters in Business Admin-
istration from F.A.U. in 2005. She
is currently employed at Hugh H.
Branch, Inc., in Belle Glade. Derek
received a degree in Agriculture
Operations Management from
the University of Florida in 1998.
He co-owns and manages A-1
Used Parts in Moore Haven. An
October wedding is planned and
after the wedding the couple will
reside in Moore Haven.


Derek Sergent and Ashly Curtiss


November 2005 was that last
time the local area experienced
any significant regular rainfall.
Other than approximately two
inches the area received on Feb.
4, rainfall has been scarce. This
lack of rainfall has left the district
- comprised of Lee, Collier and
Hendry County with the high-
est average drought index
(KBDI) readings in the state.
"Once our drought index
readings rise above normal, we
know that wildfires will start
more easily; become intense
and spread more rapidly; and
will be more difficult for our
crews to control," said Gerry J.
LaCavera, local Wildfire Mitiga-
tion Specialist. "We are seeing
an increase in wildfire activity
this year and our forecasters see
this trend continuing until sum-
mer rains arrive," said LaCavera.
"Almost 100 percent of wild-
fires are human caused this time
of year and our leading cause is
escaped debris fires," continued
LaCavera, "up rather than
burned illegally in the back yard.
If someone must burn and has
the required authorizations from
their local fire department and
the Division of Forestry they
should know and follow the out-


door burning rules."
All the regulations can be
found in the wildfire section on
the DOF Web site at: www.fl-
dof.com/wildfire/index.html
http://www.fl-
dof.com/Wildfire/index.html.
In general, open fires need to
be at least 25 feet away from for-
est, brush or combustible struc-
tures, 150 feet from occupied
buildings, 50 feet from highways
and 25 feet from your home.
Burning should be done in a
screened steel barrel or pit.
Homeowners should protect
their homes by following simple
Firewise principles. They should
keep roofs and gutters free of
leaves, pine needles and palm
fronds. Yards should be trimmed
and watered. Most importantly,
homeowners should make sure
that nothing in their landscape
invites a wildfire to their home.
Vines, highly flammable plants
and trees and tall dry grass pro-
vide some of the easiest ways for
a wildfire to move from the
woods to your home.
For additional suggestions for
ways to make your home Fire-
wise, visit the Division of
Forestry Web site.


Obituary


David Alien Twiddy
David Allen Twiddy, 73, devot-
ed husband, father, and grand-
daddy went home to be with
Jesus his Lord and Savior on
March 15. He was a humble,
generous, kind, unselfish, hon-
est, hardworking man with a ser-
vant's heart.
David was born in 1932 in
Daytona Beach, Florida to the
late Allen and Thelma Twiddy.
He grew up in Clewiston, Florida
and was a long-time Florida resi-
dent. David attended Clemson
on a football scholarship, gradu-
ated from the University of Flori-
da with a degree in Civil Engi-
neering, and was a U.S. Army
Korean War Veteran.
A gifted athlete, David com-
peted in the Olympic trails for
javelin and loved to play golf. He
retired from the engineering firm
PBS&J where he was a leader
and a mentor. David was a Dea-
con and leader at First Baptist
Church of Winter Park. He faith-
fully taught Sunday school, min-
istered to children through
AWANAS, and started a Young
Life Club for teens.
He loved fly-fishing out West
with his son David Jr. Granddad-
dy was famous for his banana
pancakes and "waffles". David
was preceded in death by his sis-
ter Bobbie Cato. He dearly loved
.and will be greatly missed by
family and friends including:
Dee, his wife of 53 years; daugh-
ter Tina von Guerard (Paul) of


Grand Junction, Colorado; son
David Twiddy Jr. (Kimberly) of
Bartow, Florida; brothers
Richard Twiddy (Ellen) of San-
ford, Florida, and Charles Twiddy
(Shirley) of Fort Pierce, Florida;
and grandchildren Joy Kohlman
(Ryan), Andy, and David Allen
III.
Visitations were on Saturday,
March 18 at First Baptist Church
of Winter Park. A memorial serv-
ice followed. Graveside services
were held Monday, March 20 at
the cemetery in Ortona, Florida
(State Road 78). In lieu of flow-
ers the family requests that gifts
in David's memory be designat-
ed to the AWANA program at
First Baptist Church of Winter
Park, 1021 North New York Ave.,
Winter Park, Florida, 32789.
"Well done my good and faithful
servant."


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From 1977 until her death in
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is from an interview Mrs. Valentine
conducted with Lola Upthegrove
Williams in 1984. She was 94 at the
time.
As the Raulersons came to
Okeechobee to raise cattle, others
came to fish. One early fishing fam-
ily is the Upthegroves. Brothers and
sons came and made a settlement
on the east shore of Lake Okee-
chobee, just south of Nubbin
Slough along U.S. 441 South. Ed
Upthegrove had moved north
along the shore of the lake to join
his brothers. His original encamp-
ment and the house he built were
located at Sand Cut. It was there
that another brother arrived from
Mr. Myers in 1914. This was John
Upthegrove who came with his
wife, Emma and their eight chil-
dren. Lola Upthegrove (Williams)
was just ten years old when they
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"We lived at Sand Cut, between
the St. Lucie Canal and the Palm
Beach Canal. There was a little sub-
division that was there because we
had a good haul gourd. For a long
item, the boats from Ft. Lauderdale
would pick up our fish and bring
our groceries. They would make a
round trip in about a week. Of
course, you didn't buy much," Mrs.
Williams recalled.
"When we knew there was a
store in Okeechobee, we started
buying our groceries there. There
wasn't nothing but a footpath from
Taylor creek where Poppa put his
boat to the Raulerson Store. We
would walk that footpath to the
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a two day trip. You could not make
it in one day. We brought the fish in
time for the train. It only ran once a
day and it would be too late to get
back that same day so we'd spend
the night.
"Every fisherman had his haul


ground. They had to work hard to
clean them up and to get the rocks
and things out to the water. On the
south side of us, past the Palm
Beach Canal, there were some
sand beaches, but north of Canal
Point, it was all rocky."
Mrs. Williams remembered the
custard apple forests which cov-
ered the eastern and southeastern
shore of the lake.
"The roots of the custard apple
were what the fishermen used for
floats on their trot lines. They're
light. They would cut those roots
and those trees made some big
roots! The roots would keep the
lines from laying on the bottom
and you didn't hurt the tree to get
the roots.
Where we lived (Sand Cut) was
in the custard apple swamp. That's
what they called it ... a swamp.
There was lots of water. At t times
of the year, the water would come
up. Our house was up on a ridge
and if you had a garden, it would
drown it out. But, you know, okra
will grow in the water. Our okra
would be high and my brother
would take his boar and go out and
cut the okra. The water would be
four foot deep and' he would cut
the okra from his boar. We always
had a bid garden. We had to with
all us kids. But most of that garden
would get drowned out. That's
mostly what we ate. We had the
fish and vegetables. The stuff you
had to buy, sugar, flour and such
was always a problem."


Enjoy eggs but don't hide the real ones


I love eggs. Eggs are one of
nature's wonder foods. They are
high in protein. They contain
Omega 3 fatty acids and choline -
substances necessary, for proper
brain function.
A whole egg only has about 75
calories and those calories are
packed with nutrients.
Eggs store well they can be
safely refrigerated for up to a
month. They are an inexpensive
form of protein.
According to the USDA, eggs
provide protein, vitamin A,
riboflavin and other vitamins and
minerals. The yolk contains all the
fat, saturated fat and cholesterol in
an egg. In 1 large egg, the yolk con-
tains 5 grams total fat, 2 grams satu-
rated fatty acids, 213 milligrams
cholesterol and 60 calories. The
egg white contains 15 calories.
A few years ago, when the dan-
gers of high cholesterol levels -first
made the news, eggs got a bad rep-
utation, since they are high in cho-
lesterol. However, since
researchers first start studying the
connection between cholesterol
levels and heart disease, they found
that lifestyle factors affect choles-
terol levels more than diet. The
human body produces cholesterol,
as part of natural body function.
You need some cholesterol to live,
but too much can be bad for your
health.
Exercise helps reduce choles-
terol level. Smoking'cigarettes has
been linked to increases in choles-
terol levels. So a cigarette smoked


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after breakfast may do more to
raise your "bad" cholesterol than
the eggs you ate did.
For the healthiest choice of eggs
look for eggs that come from chick-
ens that are given no hormones or
antibiotics. These eggs cost a few
cents more per egg, but if you are
concerned about your family's
health, it may be worth the
expense. If you're interested in ani-
mal rights, you can also choose
eggs that come from "cage free"
farms.
Hard boiled eggs can make a
nutritious snack and they are easily
portable. According to the USDA
guidelines, hard boiled eggs may
be safely stored in the refrigerator
for up to a week.
However, when you boil and
egg, you reduce the egg shell's nat-
ural ability to keep out bacteria.
Boiling the egg creates tiny holes in
the shell. Bacteria can enter the egg
through those tiny holes.
If you plan to hide Easter Eggs
outside, it's much safer to use the
plastic kind. Hardboiled eggs do
not fare well outdoors, especially in
the Florida heat.


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An added bonus to using plastic
eggs for egg hunts is that plastic
eggs do not start to smell if you
don't happen to find all the Easter
eggs that were hidden.
The USDA offers the following
tips for the safe handling of eggs:
Only buy refrigerated eggs
with clean, unbroken shells.
It is best not to wash eggs
before storing or using them.
Washing is a routine part of com-
mercial egg processing and the
eggs do not need to be rewashed.
At home, keep raw eggs in
their original carton on an inside
shelf in the refrigerator (40 degrees
Fahrenheit). For best quality, use
within five weeks after bringing
them home.
Keep hard-cooked eggs (in
the shell or peeled) in the refrigera-
tor (40 F). Use within one week
after cooking.
Most eggs sold today are infer-
tile; roosters are not housed with
the laying hens. Shell color
depends on the breed of the hen.
Yolk color depends on the feed the
hen consumes. There ig no nutri-
tional difference between fertile
and infertile eggs, brown- and.


white-shelled eggs, or pale or dark
egg yolks.
Wash hands, utensils, equip-
ment, and work areas with hot,
soapy water before and after they
come in contact with eggs and egg-
containing foods.
e Remove only the number of
eggs needed from the carton and
return the carton to the refrigerator.
Cook eggs until the white is
completely firm and the yolk
begins to thicken but is not hard.
Scrambled eggs should be cooked
until no visible liquid remains. Fried
eggs should be cooked on both
sides or in a covered pan.
Take care when preparing
egg-containing foods that are riot"
cooked or are only lightly cooked
before serving, such as ice cream,
eggnog, mayonnaise, caesar salad,
hollandaise sauce or b6arnaise
sauce. Only use recipes that start
with a stirred egg custard base that
is first cooked to 160 degrees
Fahrenheit.
If a recipe calls for adding raw
eggs to a previously cooked dish,
the dish must be cooked further
until it reaches 160 degrees Fahren-
heit.
When preparing any recipe
that contains eggs, resist the temp-
tation to taste-test the mixture dur-
ing preparation. Egg-containing
foods should be thoroughly
cooked before eating.


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Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, West of
US 27.
Permits will be issued for two hog control time periods,
April 7 9, 2006 and April 14 16, 2006. Twenty-five
permits will be issued for each hog control period.
Permits will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis
to individuals 16 years of age or older. Permits will
only be distributed at the Fisheating creek WMA
check-station at the FEC Campground located on US
Highway 27 in Palmdale, on Saturday, April 1, 2006 begin-
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size or bag limit. The use of dogs for capturing or tak-
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shotgun with #1 Buckshot or later.
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Letters to the Editor


A note of thanks to all
To all who responded to my
fundraiser letter, and to those
whom I didn't send a letter to
and responded. Many thanks to
everyone who are helping us be
able to reach our goal with the
fundraising for our heart trans-
plant contract. We are really get-
ting closer to reaching the
required amount. Thanks for all
of your donations and prayers.
To Cindy Edwards, who has
been like a sister and my girls at
Cindy's Beauty Shop. For all of
your patience, hard work, help-
ing and cooking at our dinner
fundraiser, ticket sales, serving
the meals and keeping my spirits
up. Many thanks to you all.
To Adriana Soto, for organiz-
ing the Spanish dinner (Feb. 18)
and to all of the ladies who
donated their cooking talents,
food donations, time, and
money with the ticket sales.
Many Thanks!
To Okeelanta Corp. for the
donations of plates and silver-
ware for the Spanish dinner.
Also for the sales of the food and
gas tickets. Thanks for all of your
help!
To Kathy McDaniel, Rita
Thompson and Cindy Edwards
who baked cakes, flan and
guava pastries to sell during our
dinner fundraiser to help us
make extra money. Many
Thanks.
To all who helped serve on
Feb. 18,1 I wish I had taken a pic-
ture. You all did it from the heart,
and it was all so beautiful. Our
dinner was a great success!
Thank you so much!
To Carl Berner from Berner
Oil, after responding to my
fundraiser letter, you went the
extra mile as usual, and donated
1,000 gallons of gas to raffle Feb.
18 at our Spanish dinner to help
raise more money. It was a total
success. We raised from the din-
ner, desserts and gas, $12,756. A
heartfelt thanks!
To Ramon Iglesias from Igle-
sias Foundation, who was Ihe
winning ticket o01 the gas raflle.
He wanted to gie us the gas -
he said that \\e are making too
many trips per week and need
this gas more than him. What a
truly awesome person he is, he
really touched our hearts. I can't
thank you enough.
To all of my clients, who con-
tinue to support me through my
crazy schedule, friends and fam-
ily; who continue to help us
through our long hard journey.
Many thanks!
"The best and most beautiful
things in the world cannot be
seen nor touched, but are felt in
the heart." Helel Keller
Many Thanks,
Aubrey, Margarita & Betsy
Walker


Can't ignore
the numbers
Dear editor:
March is national "Mental
Retardation Awareness Month."
Unaware to most, there are
approximately 170 million peo-
ple with intellectual disabilities
worldwide, and more than 7 mil-
lion in the United States, many in
our own communities.
Through Special Olympics,
we serve over one million ath-
letes with intellectual disabilities
in more than 160 countries pro-
viding year-round sports training
and competition in 26 Olympic-
type summer and winter sports.
Yet to reach the millions who
could benefit from this program,
we need the help of many more
volunteers and contributors.
We see the abilities not the
limitations of people with
intellectual disabilities. For every
athlete, there is a story of tri-
umph and perseverance. But our
athletes' successes don't happen
in a vacuum: They need the sup-
port and acceptance of their
communities. Recently, Floridi-
ans showed their support of
these extraordinary athletes by
joining forces with Publix Super
Markets to raise over $1.65 mil-
lion dollars for Special Olympics
Florida in the month of January.
This support helps make Special
Olympics a reality for more peo-
ple than ever before.
While everyone can benefit
from sports, for our athletes
there are also clinical benefits
like health and fitness and self-
esteem and greater social adjust-
ment. But at the end of the day,
Special Olympics is an environ-
ment where people with intel-
lectual disabilities can be suc-
cessful and where parents can
be proud of their children. That's
no small feat given the amount
of prejudice and discrimination
that most of our athletes face on
a day-to-day basis.
By participating in Special
Olympics, people with intellec-
tual disabilities have gained the
sell-conflidence ard social skills
to succeed both on'and olf the
playing field: Individuals once
thought burdens to society are
proving themselves productive
citizens.
If you would like to support a
movement that celebrates differ-
ences and embraces acceptance
and understanding, call Special
Olympics Florida. at (800) 322-
HERO (4376) or,visit us on the
Web at www.sofl.org and volun-
teer today. In addition, April is
"National Volunteerism Month,"
so get involved! Because with
your help, everyone wins.
Monty Castevens
President/CEO
Special Olympics Florida


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Let's all live out loud, listen to God!


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
On Feb. 23-25 of this year, some-
where near 18,000 women came
together in Ft. Lauderdale for the
2006 Women of Faith National
Conference. Billed as the ultimate
girlfriend trip, these women shared
three days of worship, humor,
friendship, and praise. Special
guests included Amy Grant, Steven
Curtis Chapman, Avalon, Max
Lucado, and Robin McGraw (Dr.
Phil's wife).
Many of the women who went
had life changing experiences. One
woman I know had a life changing
experience while staying home.
Ardis was scheduled to go to the
Women of Faith Conference, but
felt she needed to back out at the
last minute. Some might call it coin-
cidence I call it "Godsidence."
On the day she would have
been at the opening of the confer-
ence, Ardis got sick and fainted at


work. Dr. Forbes discovered a
tumor on her brain. We were wor-
ried. Ardis was at peace. Even in the
midst of her illness, this special
woman of faith proclaimed and
shared her faith in our Lord. In her
continued recovery, Ardis shared
with me something I would like to
share with you. They are words of
God from this woman of God.
"He told me not to go to Ft.
Lauderdale. He told me not to drive
home. He answered my prayer,
'Dear Lord, I can't You can -
please do!' He gave me peace.
"He gave Alan the strength and
wisdom to get help. He made Dr.
Forbes available. He opened the
door for the right doctor to do the
surgery. He sent the ambulance
girls to witness to. I talked and
shared God's message of hope
with one of them. My mistake was I
didn't ask her if I could pray with
her. I should have. Every room,
every place I needed to be there
was a Christian involved. God sur-


rounded me with angels to lift me,
hold me, watch over me.
"Be sure you've told someone
today you love them not a quick
'I love you', but the real deal 'I love
you!' You never know when it
could be the last time. Accept a gift
from someone. We tend to want to
give or 'pay back'. We need to real-
ize that in accepting we are allow-
ing God to grow in both of us.
"When you realize you are at
the bottom of the pit or at the end
of your rope, then you need to stop
trying to dig out or hold on,
because God can't lift you up and
glide you away until you let go and
let God. He needs you to surrender
so He can hold you completely.
"Wherever you are, it is holy
ground. However, you need to visit
God's house. Just like with friends,
you can talk with them on the
phone, but it's not the same as
when you see them at your/their
house, give hugs, and feel their
presence. We need to soak up Holy


Ground in person.
"When you think you know
why or how things are going to
happen think again. Be open to
God changing, making, stopping,
moving you. God has a plan for us.
We have to listen to Him. We have
to talk to Him all the time to recog-
nize His voice and not ours to live
by. Every day God places someone
in our life who needs His light
shone on them. It's so easy to be
caught up in life that we neglect to
pamper someone. God pampers
us every day with His mercy and
grace. We should be giving mercy
and grace to others," she said.
At the Women of Faith confer-
ence, Steven Curtis Chapman sang,
"Wake the neighbors get the
word out! Crank up the music,
climb a mountain and shout, "Let's
all live out loud!" Ardis may have
missed the song, but she's living
the lyrics. We can too! Let's all live
out loud!


Disappointments, betrayals, lessons


By Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
From my earliest moments of
considering ministry, I found sup-
port in places I didn't expect it and
often a lack of support from where
I believed it should be coming. I
remember asking for letters of rec-
ommendation from friends -
some immediately wrote them and
others said "Wait a minute! The
ministry? You?"
When personal tragedies
struck, there were those who came
out of the woodwork and helped
- others who were expected to be
supportive fell by the wayside.
What I learned is that (1) the Lord
has worked in mysterious ways,
His wonders to perform, and (2)
you have to be self-reliant, keeping
your eye on your goals rather than
accepting defeat or letting the dis-
appointments getyou down.
There, among the earliest disci-
ples, is Peter whom the Lord takes
as part of His inner circle, teaches,
travels with him, invites him to be
present on the mountain when He


is transfigured, shares His last meal
with him and then Peter affirms
that he will always be there for
Jesus; "Even if all fall away on
account of you (Jesus), I never will
(Matthew 26:33)."
The, Lord then predicts that,
"this very night, before the rooster
crows, you will disown me three
times, but Peter declared, "Even if I
have to die with you, I will never
disown you (verse 35)."
All of the other disciples were
reported to having said the same
thing! We all share something of
the disappointment and betrayal
that comes when those we count
on prove themselves unreliable. A
young lady drove a wedge in her
family by "betraying" her grand-
mother who had done many, many
things for this child raised in a sin-
gle-family environment.
She told about what her grand-
mother had shared with her in con-
fidence, and told younger children
"the facts of life" much to the anger
and disappointment of their par-.
ents her aunts and uncles.
I asked myself what would
make this person be such a "trou-


blemaker" and disappointment
and could only imagine that she
was somehow craving attention
and a place when she was afraid of
being neglected or ignored in the
family group. Children will work to
gain attention, even if it is in nega-
tive ways, and will act out in ways
that are painful to those who want
to help.
Jesus saw Peter in all of his
complexities and with all of the
pressures he was to bear. It was
not a good thing to go against the
Roman government when one of
your friends is arrested not a
good thing to be an associate of
someone accused of seditious
crimes and who brought down
the establishment on Himself.
Jesus foresaw what Peter would
have to face and predicts that
Peter will deny Him with 100-per-
cent accuracy.
The kind of love witnessed is a
kind of love that transcends the
betrayal and disappointment that
goes with it. That seems to be a
very un-human quality we
remember those who betray us or
who disappoint us when we want


to count on them. Jesus forgave
even those who betrayed Him -
the ones where he was most vul-
nerable and who could hurt Him
the most.
The hurt is played out every
day in marriages, with children,
with friends of a lifetime, with
those who are supposed to
respect our confidence. The Bibli-
cal account is of a confidant who
is among the inner circle and
among the most intimate of the
friends and disciples, who assures
and then betrays Jesus, and then
who goes on to be among the
greatest of His followers.
No guilt trips or recriminations
followed only a welcome. The
restoration that came after the
betrayal healed and moved Peter to
help change the world. I never real-
ly got angry at some of those who
disappointed me I moved on
and they moved on too. I learned a
certain kind of self-reliance out of it
all and learned that the Lord carried
me through a kind of certainty
that came with some doors closing
and others opening God was
there, too!


Guest Commentary


Health Reimbursement accounts help businesses


By Ken Hoverman
UnitedHealthcare
of Florida/Gulf Coast
Floridians are no strangers to
the challenges presented by the
cost of health insurance. Nation-
ally, ask anyone who works for a
small business, and they'll tell you
coverage is hard to come by.
According to the Kaiser Family
Foundation, just 59 percent of
small firms offered employee
health benefits in 2005. And
among the smallest employers
(less than 10 workers), the per-
centage plummets to 47 percent.
Alarmingly, these percentages are
dropping annually by nearly five
percent.
One of the most successful
solutions for employers searching
for affordable employee coverage
is the consumer-driven health
(CDH) movement. By implement-
ing CDH and changing plan
designs, small businesses can
achieve both immediate reduc-
tion in premiums and tax advan-
tages.
Yes, raising deductibles
increases risk for employees -


but it also reduces monthly pre-
miums. Employers reduce premi-
ums to continue offering benefits,
involve employees in their health
care decisions, and can con-
tribute directly to assist employ-
ees in financing their health care.
Arguably, among small
employers, the most popular
CDH approach is the Health Sav-
ings Account (HSA), which
allows employees and their
employers to put away money for
future health care expenses on a
tax-free basis. The money in these
accounts belongs to the employ-
ee and employees can take it with
them when they change jobs or
retire.
Another hallmark of the CDH
movement the Health Reim-
bursement Account (HRA) is
largely unknown among small
businesses. The HRA is funded
solely by the employer and stays
with the employer if the employ-
ee leaves or the plan is terminat-
ed.
Since 2002, mid-sized and
large employers have been using
HRAs to realize significant, cost
savings and advance consumer


engagement Employers across
Florida, regardless of size, can
realize similar benefits. One
approach would be for employers
to pair a non-taxable HRA with an
insurer's medical plan. Employ-
ers determine the funding level of
the HRA, which employees apply
toward health care purchases.
Early indications are that
employers are considering signifi-
cant contributions to the HRA and
are more likely to contribute
more than $1,000 to their work-
ers' accounts than they are to con-
tribute less than $1,000. Employ-
ers spending less on premiums
can afford to pump part of that
savings into their workers'
accounts. This ensures workers
have access to funds for medical
expenses. Couple that with pre-
ventive care coverage and con-
sumer-based tools designed to
give individuals more information
about their health care options,
and it is likely to encourage wise
health care and lifestyle choices.
Larger employers have seen
such results. A UnitedHealth
Group study of 20,000 HRA
enrollees found them more likely


than individuals who remained in
a traditional plan to utilize preven-
tive services and less likely to use
emergency services, specialist vis-
its, outpatient surgery, radiology
and lab services. This illustrates
more selective, responsible use of
health services. There's no reason
to doubt those trends will hold
true among smaller businesses as
well.
By offering an HRA, a small
business will have lower premi-
ums, tax advantages, easy HRA
administration with auto rollover
from the health plan to the HRA
fund, and unique employer
design options that fit the specific
need of individual small business
employers. At the same time, they
can help make health care more
affordable and more accessible
for their employees.
While there is still no silver bul-
let to end the health care afford-
ability crisis, all Floridians deserve
a basic level of health care cover-
age. Until the system undergoes
fundamental changes, HRAs have
the potential to help make that
vision a reality for small business-
es and their employees.


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Thursday. March 23, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Hendry County Sheriff's Office Arrest Activity


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in any and all
arrest activity reports do not indi-
cate guilt. Anyone listed in the
arrest reports can contact the
newspaper upon final disposi-
tion of their case for publication.

Armed robbery
leads to two arrests
LABELLE On March 6,
2006, Henry Godwin reported to
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office that a man armed with a
pistol attempted to rob him on
Kissimmee Avenue in Labelle.
Mr. Godwin said as he ran
from the scene, the suspect threw
a brick, striking him in the back of
his head. While deputies were
attempting to locate the suspect
involved in the attempted rob-
bery, they observed a gray Lin-
coln Town car, reportedly at the
scene of the attempted robbery,
on Suwannee Avenue in Labelle.
Deputies attempted to stop
the car, however, the driver
ignored the siren and emergency
lights and refused to stop until he
was forced to stop on Withla-
coochee Avenue. The driver of
the car, Mark Diez Brown, age 31,
was searched, as well at the car
he was driving and deputies
located crack cocaine, hashishish,
marijuana and drug parapherna-
lia.
Johnnie Johnson, age 29,
identified by the victim as the sus-
pect in the attempted armed rob-
bery, was located on Kissimmee
Avenue and taken into custody by
deputies.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said Mark
Diez Brown was charged with


possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of marijuana and possession
of narcotic paraphernalia. John-
nie Johnson was charged with
aggravated battery, criminal mis-
chief and robbery with a firearm.

Juvenile shoplifters
apprehended
LABELLE Two Juveniles
were observed by Winn Dixie
employee-putting store merchan-
dise in their Book Bags and pro-
ceeded outside the store without
paying for them. According to
Sheriff Ronnie Lee, a Winn Dixie
employee followed the juveniles
into the parking lot and detained
them while the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was being called.
The juveniles were transported to
the Hendry County Jail for pro-
cessing by Juvenile Authorities.

Auxiliary Deputies
Course dates set
LABELLE Sheriff Ronnie
Lee reports that April 18, at 6 p.m.
will be the beginning date and
time for the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office Auxiliary Deputy
Course. The course will run for
six weeks with sessions on Tues-
days and Thursdays from 6-10
p.m. and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Satur-
days. Each session will be at the
HCSO Training Facility located at
the Hendry County Gun Range
near Pioneer Plantation. Sheriff
Lee stated that the Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office is picking up
the cost for HCSO applicants and
that there is 'still time for interest-
ed persons to enroll. Auxiliary
law enforcement officers play an


important roll for law enforce-
ment agencies in many locations
throughout Florida and the
nation. Many law enforcement
professionals started their careers
as auxiliary officers. For more
information or to enroll for the
course, please call Nick Smith at
(863) 674-4060 ext. 102.

Skipping school
leads to arrests
LABELLE A Hendry County
Sheriff's Office School Resource
Officer and a LaBelle High School
Administrator discovered a stu-
dent skipping school in the park-
ing lot of LaBelle High School.
According to a report by Sheriff
Ronnie Lee, the student was hid-
ing in a white in color vehicle,
which also contained some
tobacco products, which are not
allowed on school property. The
owner of the vehicle was sum-
moned and when asked if there
was anything else that should not
be on school property responded
there was nothing and gave per-
mission to search the vehicle.
The ensuing search produced a
quantity of marijuana. The owner
of the vehicle was arrested for
possession of marijuana, while
the other student was arrested for
disruption of a school function.
Both juveniles were transported
to the Hendry County Jail for pro-
cessing by juvenile authorities.

Traffic stop leads
to drug arrests
CLEWISTON A traffic stop
for an expired tag led to the arrest
of two people on drug charges.


According to Sheriff Ronnie Lee,
on March 15, at approximately 3
a.m., a Hendry County Sheriff's
Office deputy stopped a vehicle at
the intersection of Francisco
Street and U.S. Highway 27 for an
expired state of Mississippi
license tag. As the deputy inter-
viewed the driver, he detected a
strong smell of marijuana com-
ing from the vehicle. Further
investigation of the vehicle and its
passengers led to the arrest of
Joel Anthony Sotore, age 19, of
500 Del Sur Avenue, Clewiston,
for possession of marijuana
under 20 grams and Conrad Dar-
ren Mueller, age 38, for posses-
sion of marijuana under 20 grams
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Both men were booked
into the Hendry County Jail.

Prostitution
operation raided
LABELLE Using an under-
cover operative, the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigative Division infiltrated a
House of Prostitution located at
879 West Cowboy Way Lot #9, in
LaBelle and arrested two people
in connection with its operation.
According to a report by Sheriff
Ronnie Lee, Manuel Huerta, age
35, of 879 West Cowboy Way Lot
#9, in LaBelle was charged with
Receiving Monies of Prostitution
Taking Place in his Presence and
Prostitution; Fabiola Santiago
Perez, age 34, of 879 West Cow-
boy Way Lot #9 was charged
with Prostitution. Huerta and
Santiago were both booked into
the Hendry County Jail.


Glades County Sheriff's Office arrest report Crime


Editor's note: The following trespassing and disorderly intox-
individuals listed in the arrest ication. He was later released on
reports are not an indication of a $350 cash bond.
guilt. Anyone wishing to contact Alejandro Flores, 19, of Cres-
the newspaper upon final dis- cent Acres, was arrested by
position of their case, may do so detective Richard Jones on the
for publication, charges of aggravated assault
with deadly weapon, battery
March 11 robbery and petit theft. He
remains in custody with bond
Santiago Jimenez, 23, Muse, set at $175,000.
was arrested by Deputy Bilinda Martin Nevares, 39, of Cres-
Pottorff on the charge of aggra- cent Acres, was arrested by
vated assault with deadly detective Richard Jones on the
weapon. He remains in custody charges of aggravated assault
with bond set at $20,000. with. deadly weapon, battery,
.,:.. .... .y.. robbery, and., p.etit,.,theft.,. H.e.
March 12 remains in custody with bond
Edward Randolph, 19, of set at $175,000.
Mimi, was arrested by Sgt. Abel Martinez, 27, of LaBelle,
Dwayne McQuaid on the charge was arrested by detective
of possession of marijuana Richard Jones on the charges of
under 20 grams. He was later aggravated assault with deadly
released on a $2,000 surety weapon, robbery. He remains in
bond. custody with bond set at
Allan Orient, 30, of Miami, $150,000. I
Amado Ramirez, 29, of Cres-
was arrested b Sgt. Dwayne cent Acres, was arrested by
McQuaid on the charge of pos- e c w a
session of marijuana under 20 detective Richard Jones on the
gramsessionHe was later released o a charges of aggravated assault
grams. Hewaater released oa with deadly weapon, robbery
$1,500Monoar Faety ,bond. Miamiand petit theft. He remains in
MonoarFalmer 33 ofMiami, custody with bond set at
was arrested by Sgt. Dwayne -$150,000.
m44'.,.'. ,


mIcQuaIU U on ,Lit e carge oUI pos-
session'of marijuana under 20
grams. He was later released on
$1,500 surety bond.
Thomas Pedro, 22, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by deputy
Richard Ermeri on the charge of


March 13
Herman Ford, 53, of Orlando,
was arrested by deputy Brian
Enderle on an active warrant for
VOP. He was later ROR'ed.


Daniel- Merced, 36, of Kissim-
mee, was arrested by deputy
Queenie Bell on an active Polk
County warrant. He remains in
custody with no privilege of
bond.
Paul lezzi, 42, of LaBelle, was
arrested by detective Richard
Jones on the charge of battery
(domestic violence). He was
later ROR'ed.

March 14
Donald Mason, 44, of Ohio,
.,was, arrested by Deputy Tito
Si. s on thee.,.. rge..of battery.
(domestic violence). He was
later released on a $1,500 surety
bond.

March 16
April Derry was arrested by
deputy Leslie Fuce on two active
warrants for VOP. She remains in
custody with no privilege of
bond.

March 17
Michael Harvey, 22, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by deputy
Steven McKinley on an active
warrant for VOP. He was later
ROR'ed.
Carlos Tobias, 38, of Sarasota,
was arrested by deputy Steven
McKinley on an active warrant
for VOP. He remains in custody
without privilege of bond.


Stoppers
Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County needs the help of the com-
munity to help locate a wanted
fugitive as, of
March 17.2006.
His name is
Dario Garcia,
alias Benji Gar-
cia; Dimas
Rodriguez. He -
is described as
a white male,
D.O.B: Jan. 31,
1962. He is last known
feet 2 inches talltio
and weighs 150 Garcia
pounds habitual, Failure to
has black hair and brown eyes. He
has a crippled right hand and bat-
toos on both arms. His last known
address is Farm PI., Pahokee. His
last known occupation is welder.
He is wanted for Felony Failure
to appear, driving while license
revoked habitually Failure to
appear aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon causing bodily
harm; aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon and Failure to
appear, possession of coash rcaine.
If you should have any informa-
tion or know the whereabouts of
Dario Garcia, please call Crime
Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS (8477).
You may remain anonymous and
could be eligible for cash reward.


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Department of Corrections coor-
dinated a Sexual
Offender/Predator Sweep. This
sweep took place in the western
region of Palm Beach County.
(Belle Glade, South Bay & Paho-
kee). Thirty six (36) registered
sexual offenders and predators
were targeted in the sweep. The
purpose of the sweep was to
ensure registered sexual offend-
ers were complying with Florida
State statutes, offender registra-
tion laws, and conditions set


forth by courts for those current-
ly under supervision (Probation)
with Department of Corrections.
36 Registered sexual
offenders reside in the targeted
areas
29 Contacts made by Law
Enforcement, no violations
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Coalition hears students


By Pete Gawda
OKEECHOBEE Recently dis-
cussions about the condition of
Lake Okeechobee and the
Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estu-
aries have evoked emotional out-
bursts and threats of lawsuits. For-
tunately, cooler heads prevailed
Thursday, March 16 when Moore
Haven High School seniors Kayla
Davila and Whitney Ball addressed
the County Coalition for Responsi-
ble Management of Lake Okee-
chobee, St. Lucie and Caloosa-
hatchee Estuaries and the Lake
Worth Lagoon. The teenagers
urged all sides to work together for
a common solution.
Opposing opinions were
voiced as coalition members also
heard reports from the member
counties, an update on Lake Okee-
chobee and Everglades projects
from the South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD) and a
presentation from Lee County
Commissioner Ray Judah.
The coalition, which meets
quarterly at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, is made up of
one commissioner each from
Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin,
Lee, Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades,
Highlands and Osceola counties.
The high school students, who
had obviously done their home-
work, started their presentation
with a history of the area from the
time of the Indians to the time
Hamilton Diston bought thou-
sands of acres of Florida land in the
late 1800s for 25 cents an acre to
be drained. They went on -to
explain the economic ramifica-
tions of draining the land. They
stated that it would be impossible
to return Florida to its original con-
dition, noting that Florida receives
1,000 new residents a day.
They urged all citizens, urban
and rural, to work together to cre-
ate a solution. The perfect solution
would be for everyone to leave,
but the students acknowledged
that that is not feasible.
The students stated that South
Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) tries to balance the
needs all Floridians.
Three alternatives were pre-
sented that would not work flood
certain areas, sue people involved
or cast blame.
They stated that experiments
were ongoing to create a variety of
sugar cane that could withstand
flooding.
The problem, the students said,
is what to do with excess water.
They said the original flow was
mostly to the south.
They asserted that a large per-
centage of pollution in the
Caloosahatchee River comes from
urban runoff and they urged work-
ing together and realizing that one
community's needs are not superi-
or to another community's needs.
One solution they offered was
clean up the bottom of the lake
when the lake is drawn down.
They also called for better tech-
nology to filter and redirect urban
runoff. Other options offered
include using water to produce
power and tax incentives to
reduce runoff. They also suggested
manual harvesting of exotic plants
rather than using herbicides and
using grant money to install
sewage systems.
"We are all part of the problem.
We must all agree to be part of the
solution," they said.
"I applaud them on their effort"
was the response of coalition
chairman, Lee County Commis-
sioner Ray Judah.
He called the presentation a
"settling influence" that called for
meaningful discussion.
St. Lucie County Commisioner
Joe Smith said the presentation
was very informative and he said
he was encouraged by seeing
young people doing in-depth
research. In addition, he said that
some of the options they offered
did not require immediate fund-


Commissioner Alvin Ward
noted that the coalition members
would not be here in 20 or 30 years
but those students would be.
Okeechobee County Commis-
sioner Clif Betts passed out copies
of a report from the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission on trends in fish popula-
tion and what the health of the
lake is doing to the fish population.
"If fish can't live, then I don't
know how safe it is for humans,"
he said.
Coalition members followed
the lead of St. Lucie County Com-
missioner Joe Smith and adopted
a resolution supporting legislation
limiting off shore drilling.
Martin County Commissioner
Sarah Heard noted that excessive
algal blooms on the St. Lucie Canal
and asserted that this is not sup-
posed to be happening on March
15. She said that foretold of a very
disruptive spring and summer
because of pollution from Lake
Okeechobee.
She informed the coalition that
the Rivers Coalition in Martin
County is pursuing a legal remedy
to preserve the estuary. She said
they had collected $200,000 in a
legal fund.
The organization has been dis-
cussing a lawsuit against water
managers because of the condi-
tion of the St. Lucie Estuary.
The Martin County commis-
sioner informed the coalition that
her county had instituted a tax to
preserve environmentally sensitive
areas.
.Hendry County Commissioner
Kevin McCarthy expressed' his
hopes that a drought would cause
a drawdown of the lake.
Glades County Commissioner
Alvin Ward noted that businesses
in his county would suffer during a
drawdown and they would like to
see a definite plan for lake restora-
tion during the drawdown. He
advocated scraping the lake bot-
tom once the water has receded
and doing away with unwanted
exotic plants.
The coalition passed a motion
Mr. Ward made calling for SFWMD
to present a plan for lake restora-
tion after the drawdown. The plan
was to be submitted within six
months, include a timeline and
permit allowances.
Osceola County Commissioner
Ken Smith said he would like to
see land bought in his county to
-stop developments. He urged that
drawdowns would have lobNe reg--
ulated.
Commissioners Betts echoed
Mr. Wards view about cleaning the
lake bottom during a drawdown.
Commissioner Lee complained
of green algae growing on the sea
grass and turbidity in the water.
Agnes Ramsey, assistant to the
Acceler8 program director, gave
the coalition an update on Accel-
er8 and other lake projects. The
acceller8 program seeks to expe-
dite eight critical Everglades
restoration projects by a decade.
She stated that the Taylor Creek
Stormwater Treatment Area (STA)
in Okeechobee County is com-
plete and construction in nearing
completion on the Nubbin Slough
STA.
She said that more than half of
the land needed to implement the
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Program is in public
ownership while 92 percent of the
land needed for Acceler8 is pub-
licly owned.
Commissioner Ward suggested
that SFWMD does not have to buy
land for STAs. He said, some farm-
ers would be willing to store water
on their private lands. This would
keep the land on the tax rolls.
Osceola County Commissioner
Ken Smith noted that population is
the problem and that city
stormwater is not treated. He
advocated working together and
not pointing fingers. He also sug-
gested storing water on private


land.
Commissioner Judah used a
PowerPoint presentation to advo-
cate once again his idea of sending
excess water through the Ever-
glades Agriculture Area (EAA).
He displayed figures to show
that there are not enough STAs or
reservoirs to store excess water
during periods of heavy rain. The
commissioner said that water has
to be dumped quickly at the
expense of the estuaries while a
minimum amount of water goes
south.
He claimed that the historical
information SFWMD used to justi-
fy lake regulation levels is flawed
and does not take into account
wet years in the past.
He said that without sufficient
storage, a choice has to be made
between sea grass or sugar cane -
between sending water east and
west through the estuaries or
south through the EAA.
Commissioner Judah stated
that seagrass was more important
to the economy than sugar cane
and that the growing of sugar cane
is subsidized. He said that tourists
cancel reservation because of
degradation of water quality. He
said that Lee County's tourism,
real estate and quality of life are all
dependent on sea grass.
The commissioner said he was
not advocating flooding towns on
the south end of the lake but creat-
ing a storage flow way through the
EAA to the Everglades utilizing
lands that were not productive for
agriculture.
He noted that the historic flow
of the water was through the area
now encompassing the EAA.
Commissioner Ward stated that
the estuaries only get the water
that comes into the lake from the
north and that as a safety issue
water has to be released to protect
the dike.
He said that one inch of rain in
the Kissimmee River basin results
in three inches increase in Lake
Okeechobee. He said that original-
ly with the marsh and the mean-
dering Kissimmee River it took
three months for the water to
reach the lake, now because of the
canalization of the Kissimmee
River, it takes a week.
He said that if the water coming
into the lake could be regulated,
the water going to the estuaries
could be regulated. He noted that
the Caloosahatchee needs some
fresh water to offset the salt water.
"The big issue we hIze to
worry about is population," stated
Commissioner Joe Smith. He said
St. Lucie County had also instituted
a tax for environmentally sensitive
land and was involved in the Rural
Land Stewardship Program.
"I believe there is enough intel-
ligence in the state of Florida to
solve the problem," stated Com-
missioner Ward. "It's an issue of
money."
He noted that SFWMD has not
had a tax increase in 30 years.
"The coast has a responsibility,
the farmer has a responsibility, Dis-
ney has a responsibility," the com-
missioner asserted. "Let's every-
body pay."
Noting the special assessment
districts that counties create to
fund capital projects, he suggested
an additional tax for all counties
south for I 4 that would be used
only for lake restoration, not new
projects.
"I think it's a very responsible
and appropriate approach to
take," responded Commissioner
Judah.
Lee County support staff mem-
ber Roland Ottilini informed the
coalition of pending legislation
that Lee County is supporting. The
proposed legislation would create
a 17 member appointed commit-
tee to address high-level dis-
charges to the estuaries. The com-
mittee would be staffed the Florida
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection.


A Lake Okeechobee weed



spraying discussion held


By Pete Gawda
OKEECHOBEE The public
got a chance to ask questions
and learn about aquatic plant
management at the Lake Okee-
chobee Aquatic Plant Manage-
ment Interagency Task Force
meeting held Wednesday,
March 15, at the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) auditorium in Okee-
chobee.
John Welch, an interested cit-
izen, stressed the importance of
communications and public
involvement in these meetings.
He suggested that the public
meetings be advertised in the
newspaper.
Another interested citizen,
Letha Stewart, expressed con-
cern- about spraying herbicides
on plants where fish are trying
to spawn. She also expressed
concern about the types of
chemicals being used and that
spraying is being done when it is
too windy.
John Lane of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers (COE) told
those attending the public meet-
ing that the type of chemicals
being used and the time of
spraying are posted at boat
ramps. In some cases the bul-
letins boards have been blown
down by storms, but the notice
is still posted somewhere at the
landing. He said that new bul-
letin boards have been ordered
where they are needed.
Jackie Smith of the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) noted that
none of the herbicides currently
used have any restrictions
against eating fish caught in the
waters or swimming in sprayed
waters.
P.J. Myers, of Applied Aquatic
Management Inc., the contrac-
tor that sprays the lake,
explained that Reward and


Weedar 64 are the herbicides
being used. He gave the concen-
trations that are used and added
that these herbicides cause no
damage to submerged plants.
In response to another ques-
tion about wind, he said that
each applicator has a wind
gauge. They are required to
check the wind every hour and
stop applying 2-4D when sus-
tained winds reach 10 miles per
hour and diquat when sustained
winds reach 15 miles per hour.
He said they use drift control
agents to keep the mist down.
Mr. Myers added that if the
public is concerned about
spraying conditions, they should
call COE at (863) 983-8101.
Mr. Welch noted that applica-
tors are required by law to log
wind speed. In addition, the
company spraying would be
hurt by not keeping to guide-
lines.
Dick Stewart expressed con-
cern about aquatic spraying
killing the emergent plant bul-
rush.
Mr. Welch asserted that the
bulrush was killed by high
water. He said the murky condi-
tion of the water prevented pen-
etration of the sunlight. He
added that a lot of hydrilla was
also lost due to the murky water.
"Stay open-minded," he said,
"the problem is a lot bigger than
you realize."
"Both he and Ms. Smith con-
curred that wind action was part
of the problem with vegetation
on Lake Okeechobee.
Mr. Myers stated that his
company sprays for water
hyacinths and water lettuce but
that the spray does not control
hydrilla. Since the last meeting
on Jan. 18, 411 acres had been
sprayed.
Jeremy Crossland, a biologist
with COE, stated that his organi-
zation now has the money to


clean up storm debris against
theke between Clewiston and
Port Mayaca. He said that work
would begin in a week or two.
Mike Bodle of SFWMD
reported on removal of torpedo
grass. He said DEP provides
funds for the removal of the
grass and that because of high
water they have had to use heli-
copters for spraying. However,
he said they would like to spot
treat small areas.
Mr. Bodle said that native
plants show a tendency to come
back after torpedo grass is gone.
He was concerned at first about
the effects of spraying on but-
tonbush adjacent to torpedo
grass, but he added that the but-
tonbush seems to be recovering
all right from the spraying.
He said that about $2 million
has been allocated for the
aquatic plant program for the
fiscal year.
All of the representatives
from the various agencies
involved agreed to a uniform
posting of all herbicides being
used on the lake. Mr. Crossland
said posters would be printed
three days in advance of spray-
ing and would include a two-
week period, and that a dead-
line for getting information from
the various agencies would have
to be established.
Mr. Bodle said the Okee-
chobee gourd is an endangered
species and his organization
was making an effort to restock
them by transplanting.
There was no representative
from the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) to report on their
aerial treatment of cattails.
The next meeting date for the
aquatic plant management
group has been tentatively set
for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May
17, at the COE's South Florida
Operations Office in Clewiston.


Now Hiring Teachers for the Fall

Financial Assistance Available

CCS is committed to financial assistance.
Special meetings specifically designed to
discuss financial assistance will be held at


the school on:
* Tuesday, March 28, 7:00PM
* Wednesday, March 29, 11:00AM

CCS intends to participate in the Florida
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assistance check our website:
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discuss the preliminary design of the Everglades Agricultural Area Storage
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and provide an opportunity for public participation.

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Open House: 5:30-6:00 PM
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purpose of this project is to capture, move and store regulatory releases from Lake
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Clewiston
Middle School
Pi Day was celebrated at
Clewiston Middle School on
March 14 by the Math Depart-
ment with a school-wide contest
to determine who could memo-


rize the most numbers in Pi, a
math function that is an infinite
number. Congratulations to the
winners. They were Brittany Cot-
ton, who memorized an incredi-
ble 377 digits, Miguel Infante,
127 digits and Raydawn James
with 115 numbers.


School Biefs


INI/Bill -aDian
D.A.R.E. Graduation
Central Elementary School Fifth Grader Keegan Garrett
reads from his first place essay at the D.A.R.E graduation
at Central Elementary School on March 16. Keegan won
first place in the contest for his essay describing how
and why he won't use drugs or alcohol.




















Hendry County Sheriff's Officer James "Woody" Clark
was the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
officer who administered the program designed to help
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Suornited lo INi Clewiston High School
Top students
These Migrant CHS students were selected, for their
good grades and citizenship, to participate in the Migrant
Institute at Gulf Coast University last summer. They are
left to right: Hortensia Morales, Lea Montoya, Maria C,
Perez, Lorena Garcia, Ana Arellano, Roxanne Munoz,
Juanita Perez, Juanita Rosales, and Ricardo Lopez. Miri-
am Velazquez not pictured.


Lorena Garcia, Miriam Velazquez, and Hortensia
Morales. Hortensia Morales, a senior at CHS was nomi-
nated February's Student of the Month at CHS.



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Literacy program
The Clewiston Library, in con-
junction with the Harlem Library,
has recently completed training
volunteers to serve as tutors to
local adults who need assistance
in reading and writing literacy.
Trainers from Palm Beach Coun-
ty presented two intensive train-
ing workshops in order to certify
these volunteers. These services
are offered to adults 18 and over
who recognize the need to read
and write with more proficiency.
The sessions are free to partici-
pants and the hours are flexible,
scheduled around the needs of
the individuals who sign up for
the program. Each person will be
accessed by the program.director
and paired with a certified tutor.
In an effort to meet the needs of
the community, the sessions will
take place at the Clewiston
Library, as well as in Harlem. For
additional information, please
drop by the Clewiston Library or
the Harlem Library for an appli-
cation. You may also contact the
Program Director, Sue Vaughn, at
the Clewiston Library, (863) 983-
1493 or at home at (863) 983-
1365. The paperwork is also
available from Barbara Oeffner,
Clewiston Library Director (863)
983-1947 or Florida Thomas,
Harlem Library Director (863)
902-3322.
TechBridge Youth
training program
TechBride Youth training serv-
ices a program that is dedicated
to enhancing the employability
and work readiness skills of Out
of School Youth between the
ages of 16 and 21 that live in the
Hendry/Glades area, is presently
accepting applications for enroll-
ment and is ready to assist young
adults who are ready to deploy
on the road to success. In associ-
ation with the Clewiston Adult
School and the Clewiston Career
and Development Services Cen-
ter, we offer students the oppor-
tunity to obtain their GED as well
as conduct job searches and
assistance with continuance of
their educational goals. For more
information contact Patrick Cole-
man at (863) 983-1300 from 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Fri.
HCS District to offer
summer 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. 1 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 provid-
ed by the district. This is a free
program for Florida families.
Research demonstrates that
high-quality preschool education
can substantially increase chil-
dren's chances of succeeding in
school and in life. Children who
attend high quality pre-kinder-
garten programs are less likely to
be held back a grade, less likely
to need special education and
more likely to graduate high
school. If you are interested in


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 regu-
lar meetings every first Thursday
of each month at the Youth Cen-
ter from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please
bring a sack lunch, something
interesting to share, and join us if
you home school or are thinking
of home schooling. The parent-
only home school meetings are
the third 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.
Fiftieth reunion
planned
Clewiston High School's Class
of 1956 is planning their 50th
year class reunion in June. Tenta-
tive plans call for a brunch at
Roland Martin's, Saturday morn-
ing, June 17, at 9:30 a.m. There
will be activities during the day at
the Clewiston Country Club from
noon until 4 p.m. and a dinner at
the Country Club that night. The
Classes of 1955-1957 are also
invited to join the celebration,
however anyone interested in
attending, may do so. For more
information and ticket prices,
contact David Clark at (954) 428-
1792.
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.


Submitted to INI/Susan Jones
Brittany Cotton, Miguel Infante, and Raydawn James won the
Clewiston Middle School math contest.


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U.S. Sugar honors annual award winners


CLEWISTON Five highly
motivated employees were hon-
ored at U.S. Sugar's Annual Awards
ceremonies March 9 with a lunch-
eon hosted by the senior manage-
ment team at the Clewiston Coun-
try Club.
"Since its inception in February
2004, the Rewards and Recognition
Program has been designed to pro-
mote teamwork, communication,
innovation, excellence and respect
through the recognition of extraor-
dinary efforts, contributions and
excellent performance," said Ann
Marie Pilling, Human Resource
Manager.
Four annual awards were pre-
sented to employees who have
shown exemplary efforts, contribu-
tions and innovative ideas.
The President's Award was pre-
sented to Andy Esposito from the
Sugarcane Operations team. This
top award is presented to an
employee who has demonstrated
company values and a professional
approach to performance excel-
lence recognized throughout the
company. Requirements:
Live the Values and show
unquestionable character;
Show exemplary contribu-
tions and efforts on a special proj-
ect or major accomplishment;
Be recognized as an individual
who is an ideal co-worker;
Model superior leadership
skills and ability;
Demonstrate a willingness to
"go above and beyond" their job to
assist others.
In earning the President's
Award, Esposito also received a
U.S. Sugar MasterCard valued at
$2,500 and a personalized crystal
statue.
While the Labor Auditor for U.S.
Sugar, Esposito was instrumental
in the set up and administration of
the seasonal labor program for Cit-
rus and Sugar Cane Operations. He


has been tireless in his pursuit of
not only regulatory but also safety
excellence.
Esposito has been an excellent
representative of the company to
industry, academic and govern-
ment organizations. As a result of
his participation:
The company is recognized in
academic, government and indus-
try circles as a progressive leader in
seasonal worker programs.
Esposito is consulted regularly
by industry trade associations and
government labor entities on mat-
ter of policy, enforcement and
worker health programs.
The company has garnered
national recognition because our
participation in an innovative pro-
gram to reduce eye injuries to citrus
pickers. He co-authored a paper at
the National Registry of Environ-
mental Professionals Annual Tech-
nical Conference. .Excerpts of
paper were reported in the Nation-
al Agriculture/Horticulture newslet-
ter published by Gempler's in Janu-
ary2005.
Three additional annual awards
were granted focusing on safety,
process improvement and working
well as a team. Each of these Annu-
al Award recipients receives a gen-
erous U.S. Sugar MasterCard val-
ued between $500 and $1,000 plus
a personalized crystal statue.
The Excellence in Team Playing
Award was earned by Charles
Palmer from Bryant Sugar House.
This award has been designed to
recognize an employee who:
Promotes the recognition of
teamwork;
e Recognizes the unique contri-
butions of a team that has demon-
strated excellence and innovation;
Rewards superior ability to
workwith employees.
Palmer volunteered to take on
the added responsibility of being a
co-chair of the Safety Team. He is


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Submitted to INI
Andy Esposito accepts the President's Award after being rec-
ognized for meeting the high standards imposed by U.S. Sugar.


also an active observer for the
Behavioral Safety Training initiative
and a trainer for powered plat-
forms. By providing training to
workers on the floor, (Bargaining
Unit), supervisors and safety com-
mittee members, Palmer is break-
ing down barriers and paving a
way for those he trains or works
with to follow his example and ini-
tiatives. This type of behavior can
be contagious, and can directly
affect the future success of U. S.
Sugar.
Charles Palmer's efforts
include:
Completely redesigning a cat-
walk and entrance into the "B"
mixer and having the new catwalk
and entrance built in less than three
days;
A lighting plan is being devel-
oped for the repair season.
Two employees shared the
honor of receiving the Excellence
in Continuous Process Improve-
ment Award. Scott Manning and
John Larsen of the Sugarcane
Operations team were recognized
for developing a process creating a
more efficient and cost effective


method of cane delivery. From con-
ception to implementation, this
duo diligently planned and brought
this project to fruition. By building
new ramps as well as streamlining
cane wagons, the efficiency of cane
delivery has greatly improved.
The Excellence in Continuous
Work Process Improvement Award
recognizes an employee and/or
team whose actions and ideas have
resulted in significant cost savings
for U.S. Sugar by:
Directly increasing efficiency
or effectiveness;
Conserving time, supplies or
equipment;
Directly contributing to the
increase in productivity, decreased
cost or better service to cus-
tomers/employees.
Finally; but certainly very impor-
tant, is the Excellence in Safety
Award, which recognizes an
employee or team who have
demonstrated outstanding efforts
to prevent accidents, injuries and
damage to property.
The Farming Area 3 team led by
Don Sellers, Jr., was recognized for
their outstanding safety perform-
ance in fiscal year 2005 which
resulted in.zero OSHA recordable
incidents. Not an easy feat by any
means especially working in an
industrial, agricultural environ-
ment.
"We are extremely proud to
have extraordinary employees like
these whose individual excellence
and teamwork led these initiatives
to improve our operations and
make U.S. Sugar a stronger compa-
ny and a better place to work," said
Robert H. Buker, Jr., President and
CEO.


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Continued From Page 1
Without any public com-
ments for or against the matter,
the commission declared the
public hearing closed and pre-
pared to discuss a motion to
adopt the ordinance when City
Attorney John Yaun advised the
board on their course of action.
"The purpose of the noncon-
forming use ordinance is to
allow for these specific uses to
run their natural life and die out,
and have your zoning code and
the different zoning districts
become the purpose for which
they are intended to be," said
Mr. Yaun. "The issue affects
essentially two different issues:
One is nonconforming uses
such as residential properties
and commercial-industrial dis-
tricts. The general scheme since
1976 has been to hopefully have
those go by the wayside as time
went by," he continued. "The
other is nonconforming lots,
where you may have undersized
lots or undersized structures in
the proper zoning district but
not in conformance with the
proper code for the zoning dis-
trict in which it requires."
"If your primary concern is to
allow the reconstruction of resi-
dents in districts where they're
generally allowed, but don't
meet the requirements for lot
size or building size, you can
certainly address that by amend-
ing that portion of the code


without disturbing the portion
that intends to, over time, weed
out or separate what's generally
considered not to be an appro-
priate adjoining use,'" Mr. Yaun
said.
"By adopting the ordinance
that's being proposed now, the
scheme that has been in place
for 30 years and would likely
begin to take effect because of
older residents as in the districts
they're not intended to be, you
will have considerably weak-
ened that part of your ordi-
nance," he continued. "The
ordinance adopted in 1976 was
adopted with professional plan-
ning advice it was revisited in
about 1990 with considerable
study by your planning board
and not revised.
"My suggestion is before you
upset that scheme that you con-
sider retaining the services of a
professional land use planner to
advise you of the repercussions
down the road from the action
that's being considered now,"
Mr. Yaun said.
The commission hesitated to
make the major decision during
the ensuing discussion, and a
motion by Commissioner Julio
Rodriguez to approve the ordi-
nance died for a lack of action.
Instead, Commissioner Miller
moved to table the discussion
and further consideration will
be performed before the com-
mission finally votes, presum-
ably at the next regular meeting
in April.


Honor
Continued From Page 1X
Chapter, and humanitarian
organization, works to make a
positive difference in communi-
ties by providing lifesaving serv-
ices and programs to our com-
munity for more than eighty
years, and building on this tradi-
tion, the organization is focusing
on building partnerships,
increasing safety and disaster
preparedness education and
enhancing its response capabili-
ties.
"The American Red Cross
continues to respond to a chang-
ing America full of unique chal-
lenges and vital work."


HMRC
Continued From Page 1
changes at HRMC. Among the
three general alternatives for the
hospital to consider during
strategic planning were selling
the facility, affiliating, or remain-
ing a stand-alone hospital.
According to Mr. Cudworth,
"none of the larger established
healthcare companies with both
proven track records and suffi-
cient resources to materially
assist in future efforts to con-
struct a replacement facility and
to ensure the ongoing presence
of an acute care hospital in
Hendry County, had any interest
in purchasing HRMC."


INI/Bill Fabian
American Red Cross Branch Manager Leslie Pittman provid-
ed local services by the Red Cross in the months following
Hurricane Wilma, and was recognized for her efforts by the
Clewiston City Commission on Monday, March 20.


The hospital considered an

additional option of affiliation
with a "qualified, reputable com-
pany or healthcare system with
the willingness and resources to
contribute materially to HRMC's
future efforts to construct a hos-
pital replacement facility capable
of meeting the healthcare needs
of Hendry County, and to main-
tain an acute care hospital pres-
ence in the county for the fore-
seeable future."
According to Mr.. Cudworth,
several systems expressed inter-
est in affiliation with HRMC
working from the western part of
the county, but none of the
opportunities "in any way
involve using an affiliation rela-
tionship as a vehicle for obtain-
ing material assistance for the


purpose of building a replace-
ment facility.
"Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter appears to be a stable organiza-
tion that has remained viable in a
very challenging environment,"
concluded Mr. Cudworth. "Given
the anticipated demographic
changes, it is the recommenda-
tion...that the stand alone option is
clearly the option of choice."
Mr. Cudworth described the
next steps to be considered by
the hospital as a possible "free-
standing" emergency room in
LaBelle, and a new replacement
facility in Clewiston. The hospital
will seek to "initiate talks with
other healthcare facilities inter-
ested in working with HRMC in
meeting the needs of Hendry
County residents."


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Hendry County food bank
Will be distributing commodities for the needy families in
Hendry County once every month schedule as follows: 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 Pickup times are 12-3 p.m.

Day of the child/day of the book
The Clewiston Library was selected to receive a $500 grant for its
Day of the child/day of the book "el dia de los ninos, el dia de los
libros" event on Saturday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m. The State Library
and Archives of Florida gave 16 grants to Florida libraries to promote
this April celebration of children and books. The Clewiston library
will have Latino Fest with flags from Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican
Republic, Argentina, Panama, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, as well as
ethnic foods, face painting, story-telling, games and music from
10:30 a.m. 1 p.m. at the library. The public is invited. Books bought
with grant funds will be given away to all participants.

Hurricane Wilma Disa'ster Relief Help
Possible help is still available from our local Community Rebuild-
ing Ecumenical Workforce (CREW). But you must register again!
Call CREW at (863) 983-4316 or e-mail to:
CREWheadquarters@aol.com. If you have registered and do not
hear from us by the end of March, please let us know. CREW offices
are at 352 W. Arcade in Clewiston, and at 300 Avenue L in Moore
Haven (inside the Methodist Church).

Notice to senior citizens
Effective Jan. I 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 automati-
cally renewable like the original homestead exemptions. Applica-
tions will be available after Jan. 1. The deadline for returning your
application is March 1, 2006 For additional information please feel
free to call the LaBelle office at 675-5270 or the Clewiston Office at
983-3178.

Homestead exemption
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry County property appraiser, announces
that property owners who have established a new permanent resi-
dence in Hendry County, or have changed ownership in any manner
must make a new application and qualify for the $25,000 Home-
stead ,exemption. If you have established residency before Jan. 1,
you can come in and apply. Should you have any questions, or need
additional 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. Mon-
day-Friday. Our temporary office is located at 100 E. El Paso on the
corner of El Paso and Central.

Workforce Innovation
Due to Hurricane Wilma, the Workforce Innovation agency has
been forced to relocate. They are currently in operation and are
located at 215 San Frisco Street. Representatives from Children and
Family will also be present.

Hope Hospice Support Groups
Mending Steps is adult grief support in Clewiston for those who
have experienced the loss. of a loved one. For more information,
please call (239) 489-9149 or toll-free. (866) 983-7771.


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Help for the needy
The community prayer worship will be giving food and personal
items to the needy the 29th of every month. For more information
call (561) 996-7276. Food can be delivered to your home or picked
up from church at 141 Bond Street, Clewiston.

Smoldng cessation classes
Heart To Heart will be offering FREE smoking cessation classes
began Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. at the Hendry County Health Department
1140 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, Florida 33975. The class is a seven-week
course that will meet on Wednesdays. If you have any questions
please call Lasheba at 674-4056 Ext. 128.

Free services to help elders
Center for Independent Living will be doing outreach on a regu-
lar basis at the Moore Haven, Clewiston, and LaBelle sites between
the hours of 12-2:30 p.m. You can contact Tera or Linda at the Center
for Independent Living at (941) 766-8333 in Charlotte County to find
out the days that they will be available in those areas.


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Thursday, March 23, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee SPORTS 13


Sports Briefs

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 8. 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. Start-
ing 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 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.bassbustersflorida.com or by calling Chris Fickey at (941) 232-
9539. The Team entry is $200 and includes the Big Bass Jackpot and
all tournaments run from Safelight to 3 p.m. Sign-ups are also accept-
ed up until tournament start time at the city ramp in Clewiston.
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.


'Adopt' a friendly manatee for Easter


Now, here's a fresh new look at
Easter gifts, which does not
include rabbits or Easter plants, as
you might otherwise think.
Whiskers and Lily are two real,
wild manatees up for adoption in
Save the Manatee Club's Adopt-A-
Manatee program at Blue Spring
State Park, Florida. A manatee
adoption is a delightful gift to
receive, and it's also a socially
responsible gift to give. It's helping
an endangered species survive.
For $25, the Club will send a
Manatee Easter Buddy package to
whomever you wish. This includes
an adoption certificate, a photo of
the manatee you choose, a biogra-
phy, and a membership handbook
loaded with information and pic-
tures. A one-year subscription to
the Manatee Zone, the Club's
quarterly newsletter, is also part of


the package. Or for $35, each new
member who adopts a manatee
will also receive a cute plush man-
atee, while supplies last.
"Many people have told us they
prefer to give gifts that carry real
meaning," said Judith Vallee, Save
the Manatee Club's Executive
Director. "That's why manatee
adoptions make such popular gifts
at Easter and other special occa-
sions throughout the year. There
are concerned individuals across
the nation and around the world
who really care about what hap-
pens to the gentle, curious mana-
tees who live dangerous exis-
tences in Florida's busy
waterways."
Save the Manatee Club features
adoption programs at Blue Spring
State Park, Homosassa Springs
Wildlife State Park and Tampa Bay,


with a total of 30 manatees to
choose from. Easter Buddies,
Whiskers and Lily, from the Blue
Spring adoption program are both
very popular manatees who enjoy
spending time in the warmer
waters of the spring during the
cooler winter months.
Whiskers, an adventurous and
playful male, seems to have a real
zest for life. As a youngster, he was
a real handful for his mom. He
loved to play with the other young
manatees in the spring, and his
mother, Dana, would often have
quite the time trying to get him to
leave when she was ready to head
out into the St .Johns River.
Whiskers fun ways have contin-
ued into his adulthood, and you
can still see him forging up the
spring run with much enthusiasm.
Lily is a sociable female mana-


tee, who is often seen in the com-
pany of her many calves and grand
calves. She has, from time to time,
acted as a surrogate mother for
other manatee babies. Female
manatees will often nurse the
calves of other mothers in addition
to their own. Lily is often spotted
playing and relaxing with Save the
Manatee Club adoptees such as
Philip, Phyllis, Lucille, and Floyd.
To adopt an Easter Buddy for
someone dear to you, contact
Save the Manatee Club at 500 N.
Maitland Ave., Maitland, Fla.
32751, call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646),
or visit their web site
atwww.savethemanatee.org. Sign
up for the Club's new free E-
Newsletter, too, and also find out
how you can have a manatee baby
named after you at Blue Spring
State Park.


Yes, chocolate milk is a sports drink


Researchers at Indiana Universi-
ty found that athletes who drank
chocolate milk after an intense
bout of exercise were able to work
out longer during a second work-
out when compared to athletes
who drank certain sports bever-
ages.
The new study, published in the
February issue of International
Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exer-
cise Metabolism, suggests that
chocolate milk is an effective recov-
ery aid after strenuous exercise by
helping refresh fatigued muscles,
which may lead to enhanced per-
formance in future workouts.


Lake area varsity sports schedules:


Editor's note: The spring April 21: At Glades Central 7p.m.
sports season is upon us. To have. SOFTBALL:
your school's schedule pub- March 28: Hosts Jupiter Christian 4
listed, e-mail them to p.m.
m ,-oungine.s:op corm To help March 30: Hosts Benjamin 4 p.m.
-s pi ide lare-oa coverage April 6: Hosts Clewiston 5 p.m.
us pioide l,-'-oIeo coverage, April 14-15: Bill Longshore tourna-
request a sports information ment
sheet or please send game stats April 18-21: District championship
to myoung@newszap.com. If tournament
you don't see your school's sports TRACK AND FIELD:
schedule or sports news.listed, March 30: At Palm Beach Qualifier
please contact the schools direct- TBA
ly and ask them to cooperate in March 31: At Clewiston Invitational
submitting this information to us. 3:30 p.m.
Clewlston High School
SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULES: Varsity Baseball
GLADES DAY: March 28: At Riverdale 7 p.m.
BASEBALL: March 29: Hosts Sebring 7 p.m.
March 28: At Americ:an Heritage (Del- March 31: AtLaBelle 7p.m.
ray 7 p.m. April 4: Hosts LaBelle7 p.m.
March 30: At Benjamin 4p.m. April 6: At Evangelical Christian 7 p.m.
April 4- Ho.is Summi[ Christian 4 p.m. April 7: Hosts American Heritage 6
Aprii 6. A Johnr, Carroi 6 p.m. p.m..
April 11 I Hosts Clewiston 4 p.m.. April 11; At Glades Day 4 p.m.".
April 12: Hosts Moore Haven 4 p.m. April 14: Hosts Lake Placid 7 p.m.
April 15: At Palm Beach Lakes 1 p.m. April 18: At Moore Haven 7 p.m.
April 19: At Pahokee 4 p m. April 20: Hosis Bishop Verot 6 p.m.
April 20: Hosts Seminole Ridge 4 p.m. April 25-26,28: Districts at Lemon Bay


Softball
March 28: At Riverdale 7 p.m.
March 30: Hosts Avon Park 7 p.m.
March 31: At LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 4: Hosts LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 6: At Glades Day 5 p.m.
April 10: Hosts King's Academy 7
p.m.
April 11: Host Immokalee 7 p.m.
April 13: At Moore Haven 7 p.m.
Tennis
March 28: Girls host Sebring 4 p.m.
March 30: Boys and girls at
Immokalee 4 p.m.
April 3: Girls at Lake Placid, boys host
Lake Placid 4 p.m.
April 6: Boys and girls host
Immokalee
April 13: Boys and girls at Okee-
chobee 4p.m.
Track
March 31: Hosts Clewiston Invitation-
al 3:30 p.m.
. April 4: Hosts Charlotte/Moore Haven
5 p.m.
April 7: At LaBelle Invitational 4 p.m.
April 11: Districts at Golden Gate i
p.m.


Researchers had nine cyclists exercise, the researchers found that protein found in chocolate milk is
bike until their muscles were the cyclists who drank chocolate what helped enhance the cyclists'
depleted of energy, rest four hours, milk during the rest period were performance and suggest that fla-
then bike again until exhaustion, able to bike nearly twice as long vored milk may be an optimal bev-
three separate times. During the before reaching exhaustion than erage for refueling muscles after
rest period, the cyclists sipped one those who consumed the carbohy- exercise. The researchers also note
of three beverages: Low fat choco- drate replacement drink and as that chocolate milk is a great tasting
late milk, a common fluid replace- long as those who consumed the and cost effective alternative to cer-
ment drink or. a carbohydrate fluid replacement drink. tain sports drinks.
replacement drink. Researchers theorize that the For more information contact:
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Miss Latina of the Glades Pageant at the fair, March 25


CLEWISTON The Miss Lati-
na of the Glades is a part of the
organization: Miss America Latin
Pageant System and the local win-
ners in both the Miss (ages 18-27)
and Teen (ages 14-17) Latina of
Glades Pageant automatically
advance to the state of Florida
finals for Miss Florida Latina 2006.
The Miss Florida Latina winner
advances to represent the state in
the Miss Latina U.S. Pageant this
fall and the Miss Teen Latina U.S.
Pageant this summer. The Miss
Latina U.S. winner advances, rep-
resenting the United States,
advances to the worldwide Miss
America Latina Pageant in June of
2007.
The Miss and Teen Latina of the
Glades Pageant are supported by
local merchants. Milagros Navar-
ro, in her fourth year as pageant
director said, "The Pageant helps
keep the Latin culture alive in our
community. The girls learn from
each other. It gives them an oppor-
tunity to show that Latin women
are not only beautiful, but also
smart individuals wanting to suc-
ceed in today's world. The oppor-
tunity to showcase who they are
and where they come from, helps
them to grow as an individual,
teaching self respect for them-
selves and others."
This year the Miss Latina
Pageant will be held at the Hendry
County Fair & Livestock Show
2006 on Saturday March 25 at 7:30
p.m. The performers featured on
the stage of the Miss Latina
Pageant will be JenCarlos, DDR,
Seein Definate, Marc Anthony, &
Sadie D.Gomez. Organizacion


Miss America Latina, Inc., head-
quartered in Miami, Florida, pro-
duces the Miss Latina U.S.iand
Miss Teen U.S. Latina6 national
pageants annually, as well as the
Miss Latina America international
pageant.
This years contestants in the
Miss Latina of the Glades are:
1. Miss Dinorah Ramos,
Moore Haven.
Age 23, Nationality, Puerto
Rican, Parents Maria & Juan
Rodriguez
"I wish to compete in the Miss
Latina Pageant because I like new
experiences, meeting new people
and to just have fun," she said.
Sponsored by Dr. Edwards.
2. Teen Miss Rachelle Spry,
Clewiston.
Age 14, Nationality Span-
ish/Australian, Parents Frances
& Jim Spry. "I am competing in the
Miss Latina Pageant because I


think this will be a good experi-
ence for me and will also help me
learn more Spanish," she said.
Sponsor Sugarland Harvesting.
3. Teen Miss Faustina
Rodriguez, Clewiston.
Age 15, Nationality Puerto
Rican, Parents Sara & Nat Y ing in the Miss Latina Pageant is to
have fun, get to know other girls in
the community, and to be a part of
the Latin community," she said.
Sponsor Big Lake National
Bank.
4. Teen Miss Jessica Molina,
Clewiston.
Age 15, Nationality -
Cuban/Ecuadorian, Parents -
Maritza & Javier Motiwala. "I wish
to compete in the Miss Latina
Pageant because I think it will be a
fun experience for me," she said.
Sponsor-- Motiwala Service.
5. Teen Miss Yamilet Orta,
Clewiston.
Age 16, Nationality -
Cuban/Puerto Rico, Parents -
Annabelle & Jayquan Feliciano.
"The reason I wish to compete in
the Miss Latina Pageant is because
I know I can represent the Latin
community with pride and it will
be a wonderful lifetime experi-
ence," she said.
Sponsor 6 Hilliard Brothers of
Florida.
6. Teen Miss Arelis Hernan-
dez, Clewiston.
Age 17, Parents Candida &
Victor Hernandez. "I wish to com-
pete in the Miss Latina Pageant
because I like meeting new people
and to have the chance to be more
involved with others I do not know


well," she said. Sponsor Sugar
Realty.
7. Teen Miss Amelia Gutier-
rez, Clewiston.
Age 15, Nationality Mexican,
Parents Amelia & Jose Gutier-
rez. "I wish to compete in the Miss
Latina Pageant because it is an
opportunity for me to represent
my Mexican Hispanic race and to
enjoy the experience," she said.
Sponsor-- Glades Ford.
8. Miss Adriana Moya,
Clewiston.
Age 17, Nationality Cuban,
Parents Ana & Roberto Moya. "I
wish to be in the Miss Latina
Pageant because I have had lots of
fun being apart of the pageant for
the past two years, I love making
new friends and really enjoy just
being in the Miss Latina Pageant,"
she said. Sponsor Hungry
Howies.
9. Miss -Andrea Leon, Clewis-
ton.
Age 20 Nationality Mexi-
can, Parents Teresa & Martin
Leon. "The reason I wish to be in
the Miss Latina Pageant is because
I think it is a wonderful program
giving us a chance as Latinas are
not only beautiful but also smart
individuals, and to also have a
chance at an education," she said.
Sponsor The Budds Group.
10. Miss Liliana Carrizalez,
Clewiston.
Age 17, Nationality Mexican,
Parents Blancae Gonzalez &
Jose I. Carrizalez. "I wish to be in
the Miss Latina Pageant to just
have a lot of fun and to possible
meet new people. My experience
in Miss Latina has been very help-


ful and great," she said. Sponsor
- Badcock Home Furniture.
11. Teen Miss Iris Sanchez,
Clewiston,
Age 15, Nationality -
Cuban/American, Parents Joy
Hughes & Juan Sanchez. "I wish to
compete in the Miss Latina
Pageant for the personal experi-
ence and to fulfill the idea," she
said. Sponsor- D&D Hauling.
12. Teen Miss Raguel Came-
jo, Clewiston.
Age 15, Nationality -
Cuban/Salvadorian, Parents -
Bertila & Jose Camejo. "Miss Lati-


na gives us the opportunity to con-
tinue to grow in our culture and
learn from each other. I feel that I
can represent all Latinas with
pride," she said. Sponsor Berti-
la & Jose Camejo.
13. Miss Christina Morton,
Clewiston.
Age 18, Parents Ivette Mar-
tinez Morton & Dr. Patrick Morton.
"I am competing in the Miss Latina
Pageant so I can be representative
for my Hispanic Community and
to make new friends from other
Latin Cultures," she said. Sponsor -
Dr. & Mrs. Morton.


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Teen Miss -
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LAKEPORT
10055 RED BARN ROAD NW
MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471-8736


Teen Miss -
Arelis Hernandez


Teen Miss -
Amelia Gutierrez


WATER ASSOCIATION, INC.
(A NON-PROFIT FLORIDA CORP.) FAX OR PHONE 863-946-1300
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG 800-432-4770 E-MAIL:lwasmw@yahoo.com


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
THE LAKEPORT WATER ASSOCIATION WATER TREATMENT
SYSTEM HAS A LEVEL OF TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES WHICH EXCEEDS STANDARDS
SITUATION
The Department of Environmental Protection requires disinfection of drinking water to inac-
tivate possible pathogens, because the health benefits of disinfection far outweigh its risks.
However, when used in the treatment of drinking water, some disinfectants combine with
organic and inorganic matter present in the water to form chemicals called disinfection
byproducts (DBP's). A number of DBP's such as Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM's) and
Haloacetic Acids (HAA5's) may be a health concern at certain levels of exposure.
The Department has reveiwed the laboratory analysis results for the seventh consecutive
quarterly set of samples for TTHM's collected on January 24, 2006, as well as the fourth,
fifth and sixth quarterly sets of TTHM sample results from the Lakeport Water Association
public drinking water system. The laboratory,analysis results for the TTHM sample collected
on May 9, 2005; August 24, 2005; October 13, 2005; and January 24, 2006 now indicate a
running annual average TTHM concentration of 99.68 micorgrams per liter (ug/L).
Therefore, the Department has determined that this water system has generated a
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) violation for TTHM's, since Table 3 of Rule 62-550,
Florida Administrative Code (FA.C.), identifies the MCL for TTHM's as 80 ug/L.
HEALTH EFFECTS
Some people who drink water containing Trihalomethanes in excess of the Maximum
Contaminant Level (MCL) over many years may experience problems with their liver, kid-
neys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
WHAT SHOULD CUSTOMERS DO?
This is not an immediate risk, however, until the problem is corrected, any customers who
are concerned about their exposure to TTHM's may wish to use alternative sources of water
for ingestion, such as commercial bottled water, or water treated by an appropriate home
water treatment device. Appropriate home water treatment devises are those certified by the
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for reducing TTHM's in drinking water.
WHAT IS BEING DONE?
The problem will be corrected when the Seminole Tribe builds their new water treatment
plant on the Brighton Reservation. Construction is to begin no later than September, 2005,
with construction schedule indicating completion in March of 2007.

FOR MOPE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT MIKE WHITE AT (863)946-1300 OR WRITE TO: LAKEPORT WATER ASSO-
CIATION, INC. 10055 RED BARN ROAD, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471, OR CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRON-
MENTAL PROTECTION PORTABLE WATER COMPLIANCE/ENFORCEMENT SECTION AT (239)332-6975.
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO DRINK THIS WATER, ESPECIALLY THOSE
WHO MAY NOT HAVE RECEIVED THIS NOTICE DIRECTLY (FOR EXAMPLE PEOPLE IN APARTMENTS, NURSING HOMES,
SCHOOLS, AND BUSINESSES).


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Gerardo Rangel Jr. Brandon Lee Villalobos

Sniffle and Snuffle

Gerardo Rangel Jr., age 12 and Brandon Lee Villalobos, age 9, the sons of
Gerardo Rangel Sr. and Teri Rangel would like to proudly share with the
community their hogs Sniffle and Snuffle along with a good deed made.
Gerardo and Brandon have been raising and caring for their hogs daily for
exactly 116 days today. The boys had planned and intended to participate
in this years Hendry County Fair and Live Stock Show. Due to the pre-
mature death of their grandfather Dale Walden the boys were unable to
carry out their obligations and commitment that they intended and
looked so forward to. Gerardo and Brandon have decided that instead of
selling their Grand Champion quality hogs that they would like to trade
them for an unforgettable deed. The boys are in the process of planning
a benefit dinner with the help of their family, in honor of their late grand-
father, Dale Walden. The boys are equally committed to this project just
as they were in raising these hogs. This is a decision that Gerardo and
Brandon decided on their own. The intentions of the boys are to help
their family with the cost of burial expenses. Please look for upcoming
flyers for this benefit dinner and come out to support these boys in the
good deed that they are so passionate about.


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Miss Latina contestants Continued from Page 13


Miss -
Adriana Moya


Teen Miss -
Iris Sanchez


Submitted to INI I| "- 1 '
Miss Miss -
Andrea Leon Liliana Carrizalez


Teen Miss Miss -
Raguel Camejo Christina Morton


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Here are some buying and
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Buying, storage
and handling
Remember to purchase
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the trip home. Fresh whole fish
should have a shiny surface with
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should have no cuts or protruding
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should have a translucent look with
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ACREAGE:
$1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto
Salvage yard.
$988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre.
One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with clean
bill of health.,
$900,000 45+/- acres of beautiful pasture land in
Muse.
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$850,000 40+/- acres beautifully secluded with
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At the fair!
JenCarlos has a contract in South Florida with Ford Motor
Company, for their new campaign as the image of Ford
Motor. In this campaign, he has created the lyrics and the
music for the "Ride it like a Ford" commercial, which has
won 2nd place as the best commercial in South Florida.'
JenCarlos was born in Miami April 21, 1988. Since his
early years, he liked singing and dancing. He is very rest-
less and seems never to be tired. His enthusiasm for
singing is reflected in his face and in his performances.
JenCarlos is working at the present time on a musical
record. The majority of the songs, lyrics and music are
composed by JenCarlos. You can see JenCarlos at the fair
performing live at the Miss & Miss Teen Latina of the
Glades Pageant, Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the
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Citrus health plan drafted Program helps protect children from snakes


On March 8, the first draft of the
Citrus Health Response Plan
(CHRP) was released by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
and the Florida Department of Agri-
culture & Consumer Services
(FDACS). This draft plan is a start-
ing point to determine how Florida
citrus growers will produce fruit
with canker present.
"Citrus canker and other dis-
ease threats have jeopardized a
vital portion of Florida's economy,
and the Citrus Health Response
Plan provides an encouraging first
step to ensure the future viability of
the citrus industry," stated Repre-
sentative Adam H. Putnam.
"We appreciate the effort that
the USDA and FDACS have made
to generate a first draft of the Citrus
Health Response Plan, which pro-
vides a framework for the neces-


sary state legislative process," said
Florida Citrus Mutual's Interim
Executive Vice President/CEO Jay
Clark. "The draft CHRP is now
open for public comment, and I
encourage participation in this
process."
Florida Citrus Mutual will be
hosting grower meetings in order
to further discuss the CHRP draft
and receive industry comments.
Florida Citrus Mutual, founded
in 1948, is the state's largest citrus
grower organization with more
than 10,000 members. The Florida
citrus industry provides a $9.1 bil-
lion annual economic impact to
the state, employs nearly 90,000
people and provides 650,000 acres
of green space. For more informa-
tion, please visit, www.flcitrusmu-
tual.com.


Citrus conference is in June


Florida Citrus Mutual is host-
ing the second Florida Citrus
Industry Annual Conference
June 7-10, which will be held at
the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs
(www.coconutpoint.hyatt.com).
Once again, this event will bring
the entire industry together to
address industry-wide concerns.
The conference, spearheaded
by Florida Citrus Mutual s
Allied Committee, begins on
June 7 with the 2006 Florida Cit-
rus Mutual Annual Board of
Directors Business Meeting, Past
Presidents Reception and Leg-
islative Forum.
On June 8, educational
opportunities for growers regard-
ing invasive pests and diseases,
insurance and water issues will
be held. That evening, an Indus-
try Banquet will feature the
industry political allies, a Silent
and Live Auction and recognition
of active leaders in the citrus
community.


Fishing and golf tournaments
and a family Luau Dinner will
conclude the conference on June
9.
Additional conference activi-
ties include other citrus associa-
tion meetings, spouse and family
activities and opportunities to
interact with fellow industry
members and elected officials.
"Last year's conference was a
huge success and we are already
looking forward to this industry-
wide event," said Jay Clark, Flori-
da Citrus Mutual's interim execu-
tive vice president/CEO. "Space
is limited, so we encourage
growers and industry representa-
tives to register soon."
For more information regard-
ing registration or sponsorship
opportunities, please visit Mutu-
al's Web site at www.flcitrusmu-
tual.com or contact Heather
Russo, Florida Citrus Mutual's
membership coordinator, at
(863) 682-1111 ext. 212 or
heatherr@flcitrusmutual.com.


By Tom Nordlie
University of Florida
PLANT CITY, Fla. Spring is
in the air and snakes may be
underfoot, so two University of
Florida experts have developed
a free program to protect chil-
dren from potentially dangerous
encounters with the reptiles.
"Snakes become more active
this time of year, and children
need to know what to do if they
see one," said Steve Johnson, an
assistant professor with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences. "With Florida's rapid
growth there are many areas
where homes and schools are
close to snake habitat."
The program, "Dealing with
Venomous Snakes in Florida
School Yards," helps teachers,
parents and other concerned
adults teach children to avoid
snakes. Consisting of four docu-
ments and a CD-ROM, it also
explains how to identify ven-
omous species, handle
snakebite emergencies and dis-
courage snakes from approach-
ing homes and schools.
Mr. Johnson, who is sta-


tioned at UF's Gulf Coast
Research and Education Center
campus in Plant City, developed
the program with Martin Main, a
UF associate professor at UF's
Southwest Florida Research and
Education Center in Immokalee.
Released in February, the
program was created in
response to concerns voiced by
several Florida schools about
snakes entering school yards,
particularly during spring, John-
son said.
Florida has 45 native snake
species, but only six are consid-
ered dangerous the Eastern
diamondback rattlesnake, tim-
ber rattlesnake, pygmy rat-
tlesnake, cottonmouth, copper-
head and coral snake.
"Fortunately, people seldom
encounter three of those species
in Florida," Mr. Johnson said.
"Coral snakes live primarily
underground; timber rat-
tlesnakes and copperheads are
found only in limited parts of
North Florida, though they're
common in surrounding states."
Adults don't need to be snake
experts to help children stay


safe, he said. All youngsters real-
ly need to be taught is to respect
snakes and be aware that some
species are dangerous. The pro-
gram emphasizes that children
should leave snakes alone and if
they see a snake they should tell
an adult immediately.
"There's no need to make
children fear snakes, but you
want to -instill caution," Mr.
Johnson said. "Most bite inci-
dents happen when people
approach snakes deliberately."
About 6,000 snakebite cases
are reported to U.S. poison-con-
trol centers each year, one-third
of them involving venomous
species, according to a 2002 arti-
cle in the New England Journal
of Medicine. Less than 10
snakebite fatalities occur in the
United States each year.
Adults can reduce the chance
of snake encounters around
homes and schools by mowing
frequently and removing brush
piles and other debris that can
shelter snakes. They should also
supervise children at play out-
doors.
"This is a great time of year to


enjoy Florida's natural beauty,"
Mr. Johnson said. "We're not
discouraging anyone from being
active, we're just saying a few
precautions can ensure that
everybody goes home happy."
The four documents used in
the program may be useful' to
anyone interested in outdoor
activities, child care or emer-
gency medical treatment. They
are available through UF's Elec-
tronic Data Information Source
(EDIS) system: .
"Dealing with Venomous
Snakes in Florida School Yards" -
- http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW225;
"Emergency Snakebite
Action Plan"
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW226;
"Preventing Encounters
Between Children and Snakes" -
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW227;
"Recognizing Florida's Ven-
omous Snakes"
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW229.
The CD-ROM, "Venomous
Snakes of Florida" is available
from Johnson at
johnsons@wec.ufl.edu. Please
include the words "snake pres-
entation" in the subject line.


Alico hires president and chief operating officer


LABELLE Alico Inc., a leading
landholder and one of the South's
best known agribusiness compa-
nies, is pleased to announce it has
hired Dr. Dan L. Gunter as its pres-
ident and chief operating officer.
Dr. Gunter has extensive sen-
ior leadership experience in the
citrus industry, including his most
recent position as executive direc-
tor of the Florida Department of
Citrus. From 1992 through 2000,
Dr. Gunter served as an officer in
various executive positions for
Vitality Beverages, Inc., with a
focus on sales and marketing
management, as well as specific


operating P&L responsibilities.
He has also held the positions of
assistant and associate professor
in the Food and Resource Eco-
nomics department at the Univer-
sity of Florida. He holds a Masters
degree in Business Management
from the University of Arkansas,
as well as a Ph.D. in Agricultural
Economics from the University of
Tennessee.
Dr. Gunter will join the compa-
ny effective April 17, 2006 and will
report to John R. Alexander,
Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer. According to Mr. Alexan-
der, "We are pleased with the


knowledge, leadership and man-
agement experience of Dr.
Gunter, who we believe will help
Alico strategically fulfill its evolv-
ing mission and vision. Perhaps
more importantly, his manage-
ment and oversight of our
agribusiness operations will
enable me to better focus on
managing Alico's real estate
assets and building our internal
real estate expertise."

About Alico, Inc.
Alico, Inc., an agribusiness
company operating in Central


and Southwest Florida, owns
approximately 136,000 acres of
land located in Collier, Hendry,
Lee and Polk Counties. Alico is
involved in various operations
and activities including citrus fruit
production, cattle ranching, sug-
arcane, sod production, and
forestry. Alico also leases land for
farming, cattle grazing, recreation
and oil exploration. Alico intends
to grow its asset values and earn-
ings through enhancements to its
agricultural businesses and
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Grant funds available for auto service tech certification


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auto repair shops, one of the many
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tion zones. Road construction in
your county continues through
the remainder of this week.
Glades County
U.S. 27: From CSX railroad
crossing to north of SR 29 (5.7
miles): Construction project -
The roadway improvements con-
sist of resurfacing the existing
pavement and modifying the U.S.
27/SR 29 intersection median.
Motorists should expect one lane

to be closed for paving operations.
The speed limit has been reduced
in the work zone. The contractor
is Better Roads, Inc.
U.S. 27: At Moore Haven


Bridge: Maintenance project -
No lane closures are anticipated at
this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving traf-
fic while crews repair and replace
street lighting on the bridge.
Hendry County
SR 80: From Ford Street to
Cowboy Way: Maintenance proj-
ect Motorists should expect
intermittent lane closures in the
eastbound and westbound lanes
with possible slow moving traffic
while crews work on cleaning the
pipes in the roadway. Flagmen
will be on site to assist with traffic.
SR 29: From Collier County line
to F Road: Maintenance project -
No lane closures are anticipated at


this time, but motorists should
expect slow moving traffic while
crews clean the roadside ditches.
U.S. 27: North of Clewiston to
SR 80: Maintenance project No
lane closures are anticipated at
this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving traf-
fic while crews work on guardrail
replacement.
U.S. 27: At Lewis Boulevard
and the intersection of U.S. 27 and
SR 80: Maintenance project No
lane closures are anticipated at
this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving traf-
fic while crews repair and replace


suteet iignting.
Okeechobee
SR 70: From W. of U.S. 98 to W.
of 7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles): Con-
struction project Work contin-
ues to widen and reconstruct the
existing two-lane roadway to four
lanes with a center dual left turn
lane. The work includes, drainage
improvements, signals, and street
lighting. Work currently includes
storm drainage and roadway con-
struction at various locations
throughout the project. The con-
tractor is Russell Engineering.


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Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE
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The Seminole Tribe of Florida
is hiring at our Ahfachkee School on
our Big Cypress Reservation.

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
Bachelor's or higher in the area of
Guidance and Counseling. Appropriate
licensure, training and certification
in the area of Guidance and Counseling.
Knowledge of the educational system
and in particular special ed. & the
individual ed. plan process.
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* I SPEECH THERAPIST
Master's in Speech & Language
Pathology. FL License. Min. 3 yrs. exp.
with children from birth to high school.

INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE:
Assist with all aspects of classroom
teaching. AS degree or higher.

Resumes to Seminole Tribe of Florida,
HR, 6300 Stirling Road, Hollywood,
FL 33024. Fax 954-967-3477
Email galtman(&)semtribe.com
Details at www.seminoletribe.com
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Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
~ Moore Haven -
System Operator
Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking applicants for the
position of System operator. This is a position requiring the
constant exercise of discretion and independent judgment with
respect to load management, outage management, switching
orders, clearances, and power quality including the
assignment and direction of employees in safe and efficient
operating procedures in their responsibility. The applicant
must be able to work shifts and extended outages. We offer
an excellent salary commensurate with experience and an
outstanding benefit package.
Employee Applications may be obtained at any GEC Office.
Resumes may be e-mailed o ybradley@gladesec.com
or faxed to (863)946-3028.
GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
and a Drug Free Workplace.



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TEACHER
(Brighton Reservation)

BA in Early Childhood Education. FL
Teachers Cert. for Kindergarten. Min.
5 years Kindergarten teaching
experience in public school setting.
Knowledge of Kindergarten curriculum.
Valid FL Driver's License. Fax resume
& salary to: (954)967-3477


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Mechanics and Welders

$20.06 per HR
Mechanics
5+ years of experience as a journeyman level mechan-
ic with the ability to install, maintain, troubleshoot and
repair industrial equipment such as pumps, motors,
conveying systems, hydraulics, turbines, gear boxes
and related equipment.


Welders
Perform welding on various types of steel structures,
pressurized vessels and pressurized piping. Able to
weld with mig and tig. Ability to use a plasma cutter, air
arc and acetylene torch.
Fax:863-902-3168
Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com
Employment Office on WC Owen in Clewiston
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed
to a diverse workforce. Women and minorities are en-
couraged to apply. We maintain a drug-free workplace
and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

CURRICULUM COORDINATOR
Pahokee Pals "out-of-school childcare program"
has immediate need for a curriculum coordina-
tor. Individual designs and implements the chil-
dren's program, which includes academic,
,social, emotional, and physical enhancement.
Also researches and coordinates all aspects of
community events for the children. Degree in
Early Childhood Development preferred. Com-
pletion of 40 hour child care training required 1-2
years experience working with children and ado-
lescents in a structured environment preferred.
Fax resumes to Cassandra Osborne,
561-924-3595 or call 561-924-5677. Catholic
Ca1itiet' EOE


CORRECTION OFFICERS
The Glades Cobunty Sheriffs
Office is accepting appli-
cations for Correction Offi-
cers. Certified and not
certified must complete a
tabe test Starting salary is
$10.00 per hour.
Benefits include health and
life insurance, dental insu-
rance may be purchased.
Applications may be picked
up at the Glades County
Sheriff's Office, 599 Ave-
nue J, Moore Haven, Flori-
da or call personnel at
863-946-1600

Experienced Rubber
Tire Backhoe Operator
(863)902-7070
Ask for John

FULL CHARGE BOOKKEEPER
Minimum 5 yrs exp. in the
workplace. Knowledge of
Quickbooks Pro and MS Of-
fice, Exc pers refs & must be
bondable. E-mail resume to:
firstappraisal01@earthlink.net


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Curio Cabinet
A good project for anyone who wishes to display fine
crystal, china, or other collectibles, this curio cabinet
features height-adjustable glass shelves behind ele-
gant glass doors. Measuring 72 inches tall- by 35
inches wide by 15 inches deep, the cabinet calls only
for straight cuts and basic assembly.
Curio Cabinet plan (No. 709) $9.95
Curio Cabinets Package (No. C78)
Four projects incl. 709 $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
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Fleet Technician
Clewiston, FL
Performs a range of ser-
vice, diagnosis and repair to
systems to all District fleet
units such as airboats, wee-
deaters, lawn mowers,
chainsaws, outboard mo-
tors, compressors, cars,
trucks, diesel and gasoline
heavy-equipment and com-
ponents and ancillary con-
struction equipment makes
and models. Must have
technical competency in 4
certified areas. Observes
and examines fleet equip-
ment in operation to detect
malfunctioning or defective
parts and excessive wear,
and repairs according to
manufacture specifications.
May give technical guidance
and assistance. Overtime
will be required based on
weather and/or environmen-
tal conditions. May be, at
times, required to provide
work support before, during,
and after major storm events
and emergency situations,
such as hurricanes or other
declared emergencies. High
School graduate or an
equivalency diploma. Four
years experience servicing,
diagnosing, and repairing
cars, trucks, diesel engines,
and heavy equipment. Valid
ASE certifications In auto-
motive: brakes, suspension
& steering, electrical/elec-
tronic-system, preventive
maintenance Inspection.
Class B CDL with airbrake
endorsement required.
Class A license may be re-
quired if assigned to heavy
equipment repairs and test
drives class A equipment.
Job Reference #206111.
Please visit our website for
more information & APPLY
ONLINE at www.sfwmd.gov.
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Attn: Human Resources
RO. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, EOE
Mace Welding is now
accepting applications for
WELDERS
Apply within at:
90 Evans Rd, LaBelle
(863)675-6683

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HEALTHCARE

Exciting Career
Opportunities
Await You At
Glades
General
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NURSING
OPPORTUNITIES:
Generous New Salary Structure
* RN CHARGE NURSE
FF, Med/Surg pt care skills,
1-2 yrs. exp in acute hospital.
Leadership charge exp. preferred.
* SHIFT SUPERVISORS
10 & 12 HR. SHIFTS
FT, Prey. exp in supervision, ER
& Critical Care. Leadership
abilities & be a real team player.
* RUN'S -12 HR. SHIFTS
OB- Days/Nights
ER- Nights
Telemetry- Days/Nights
Med/Surg- Nights
MONITOR TECH
FT, Must be CNA, 1-2 yrs. exp
w/basic EKG interpretation skills
and Unit Secretary exp.
ALLIED HEALTH
OPPORTUNITIES;
* MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST
PT & PRN, must have current
Fla. lic. in 4-5 lab areas. Prey.
hospital/lab exp.
* RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
New Grads Welcomel $26/hr.
PRN, requires a CRTI, ACLS,
NRP & BLS, ability to work all
areas, Neonate thru Adult &
ventilator. RRT pref'd.
RADIOLOGY TECH.
PRN, Must have FL lic. & ARRT lic.
* MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
FT, Must have 1-2 years exp. in
interior/exterior renovation. Skills
req'd: electrical, carpentry, mason-
ry, painting. Certifications a plus.
ADMITTING SPECIALIST
PRN, excellent customer
service & common. skills,
knowledge of 3rd party payers.
Prey. registration, billing, col-
lections exp. in hospital setting.
DIET AIDE
PRN M kl.;ilL 'sa l i, 1.1 "s
a1 kipri.iod ,.r.iie pitp in
healthcare/institutional cook-
ing. Req's weekend rotation.

Competitive Salary
& Excellent Benefits
Package.
Fax Resume to:
561-993-5627

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G 1 (561) 996-6571
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PLUMBER Experience in
ALL phases. Call for an inter-
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POSTAL JOBS
$16.46 $22.97/hr, Now Hir-
ing. For application & free
government job info., call
merican Assoc. of Labor
1-913-599-8226, 24hr.
emp. serv.

RECEPTIONIST


Job opening for an upbeat
receptionist who must be
great with people and pays
attention to detail. Our com-
pany is offering a full-time
position located In Moore
Haven, Fl. In this position
you will be responsible for
reception, customer service
and general office duties.
Send your resume and sala-
ry requirement as a Word
Attachment to
lisa@acleartitleco.com or
fax your resume to
863-675-6744.
PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS!
ROOFING SALESMAN/
ESTIMATORS
Great Pay. High demand
Product. Weekly pay, Start
Today!!. Call Shorty
(863)675-1560
SECURITY OFFICERS
Work for The Budd Group,
A company who cares!
FT/PT positions available.
Benefits available. Class "D"
License required. Call
863-983-7276 to schedule an
appointment.
EOE.
VAN DRIVER NEEDED
P/T Split shift Call Labor Find-
ers (863)902-9494 or Apply
in person at: 202 East Sug-
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Applications
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between
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Mon.-Fri.
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HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White-
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AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659


ANTIQUES FOR SALE: Stove-
Blue, Ice Box, Dry Sink, Tele-
phone, Hoosier Cabinet, Butter
Churn, Ice Cream Maker &
other small items. $4500. for
all, will sep. (239)872-8504
BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $1000 (863)763-5881
FIREPLACE MANTEL- Oak
w/surround. Painted Unique
Excellent condition. $300.
(863)763-4982
Wood Burning Cook Stove,
antique, exc. cond., $300.
(863)675-4858



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WASHER Frigidaire, Super
Capacity 16 cycles, Heavy MUSIC EQUIPMENT- to much
duty$50,(863)697-2173 to list, Everything needed for
Concert and home recording
B ln &Call (863)697-3345

BUILDING SALE! "Go Di-
rect/Save!" 20x26 Now ADBA REG RED NOSE PIT
$5100. 25x30 $6800. 30x40 BULL PUPS- $350 each,
$10,600. 40x60 $16,600. Please call (863)634-0119
Extensive range of sizes and
modelsExtensive range onf sizes and BIRDS- Aviary for small birds,
sizes andmodels.ive Doors/ae 8x10, movable, 50 or more
cessories optional. Pioneer birds, $1000 cash
(800)668-5422. (863)675-3032
SDOG BOX, decent shape, 2
Bu ilkennel, $150 or best offer.
M l(954)520-6707
KOI
LUMBER: 14 Treated 2x6x10 Colorful Pond Fish
Ft. $70 for all, will sep. 2 18,$3.00-$100. n
(772)201-8932 OKEECHOBEE 239-289-7511
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ LOP EARED BUCK RABBIT-
Buy Direct From Manufactur-$ L (863)675-4981 LaBB
er. 20 colors in stock with all $5 (a63)675-4981 LaBelle
Accessories. Quick turn area
around! Delivery Available PEKINGESE PUPS- all shots,
Toll Free (888)393-0335. CKC, beautiful, all colors/sizes,
SCREEN ROOM MATERIALS: $300-400 will deliver.
Walls, Roof Panels & Doors. (863)983-5597
$1000. (772)201-8932 OKEE- POT BELLY PIG BABY- pure-
CHOBEE bred, $25 (863)675-4981
SHELVES 5/4 solid oak, Rout- LaBelle area
ed edges. Finished. Steel YEARLING BEEFMASTER
arms Worth $2000. Now BULL- $800
$500 (863)674-0429 (863)675-0218 La Belle


GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da- HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
vid's Bridal. New, never er, Vintage, Good shape.
worn. All size 20. $300 for $25. (863)946-3123
all, will sep. (863)697-2813
Natl. Pagent Dress 5/6 Beauti-
ful custom-made by Nancy
Landers $450
(863)467-2952 PROJECTION TV 48" great
cond. $500 or best offer
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PRECIOUS MOMENTS- (10) 1
Signed. Asking $150 for all
or will sell separate AIR COMPRESSOR- 11hp
(863)357-1560 Honda, 250 gal. Good condi-
tion. $500. (772)342-7304
C u AIR COMPRESSOR- 3 phase
pliesi power, 10 hp Westinghouse,
175 psi, $1000
COMPUTER SYSTEM, .Dell, (863)528-3332
Win XP + lots of programs CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
& games. $175.CUTOFF SAW- Black & Deck-
(863)843-0158 er, 9, Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75. Or best
Laptop- Computer, Windows offer. 410-228-7137
XP, Microsoft Office, Modem
& DSL card. Complete, just GENERATOR- '05,15KW, 100
$325 (863)843-0158 amp transfer switch 4 yr ex-
tended warr. Never used
WEB TV-. computer w/2 key- $3600. (863)634-2342
boards, $75 (863)902-0257 GENERATOR- 25 KW self con-
tained/Propane. Excellent
i condition. $2500.
(772)342-7304
COFFEE TABLES (3) 1
round, black. 1 glass top. 1 i I I
w/ 2 end tables. $150 for all,
willseparate. (863)467-1325 ADULT DVD'S- (12) new for
COUCH- Earth, Multi color, 7', $100 firm. No call after 8pm
Primarily blue, Over stuffed, please (863)634-3783
3 cushion. Less than 2yrs
old $125'neg 863-634-3866 l T o uy0
DRESSERS- 2, Sm Enler;ain-.
menri cir Cuone-idi-,. Arm Trailer for 18' to 20' Pontoon
cna r. 1150. rne, Ei ,jl 1 '- l -,
- .(863)634-3866 WANTED: FL ART
OFFICE DESK- Movinern & AE Ba.l'ku, .I. Hul(ririirnor
Oak 2 drawer Filing Cabinet H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
$100. Will separate Buckner, L.Roberts, A.Hair,
(863)763-4658 R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$(772)562-5567
RECLINER LOVESEAT- Like
new, Leather, Pastel green, Wanted Hay Bailer, used,
Pd $1500 Asking $500. (863)763-2936
(863)357-2233 Okee. Wanted to Buy: Morgan Silver
RECLINER- olive green, like Dollars and Old US Coins.
new, asking $125 or best of- Single coins, accumulations,
fer (863)824-0739 entire collections. Littleton
Coin Company Since 1945.
SOFA & CHAISE LOUNGE- Call (800)581-2646, e-mail
Lge, modern, full back cush- coinbuy@littletoncoin.com.
ions, pale green/beige, 2yrs Mention code B8K920.
old $500 (863)467-2435
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- maple, lt
good condition, $50 cu re
(863)763-8146
TABLE- Round, Solid wood, TT I r.52
w/leaf. 4 Matching Captains -. --
chairs on wheels. Cream,
$100. (863)634-3866 Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Gl Farm Feed, Products810o
I Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
'GOLF CLUBS- complete, Offered 825
,matched set, metal woods, Farm Supplies,/
,Irons. bag, putter, $135. Services Wanted 830
1863i9-6-3123 Fertilizer 835
d Horses 840
, Ii. Landscaping
Supplies 845
'HAWKINS- .50 Caliber. Cap Lawn & Garden 850
block muzzle loader. Beautiful Livestock 855
?wood stock & recoil pad Exc Poultry/Supplies 860
cond $185.863-467-8578 Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865
ROTTWELL MODEL 650 TRAP
made in Belgium, never im-
Sported, brought over. 12ga,
30" f/m, $1500
S(937)215-0307 HORSE TRAILER- Good condi-
S.tion. $1500. Firm
PAINT MARE- 4-5yr old, green
PATIO SET- in good cond broke. Sweet disposition.
blue and white $50 $1000 or best offer.
(863)763-8146 (863)763-2379
I.T 0 one nIas tashlsanotl-
your trash to treasure
*ACTION SCOOTER, 3 Wheeler with an ad In the classl-
Heavy Duty. Excellent condi- nes.
tion. $650. or best offer
(863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
Stion. Also reclines $425. or
best offer (863)467-4328. LAWN CART: 3x4, Good con-
*dition. $200. (863)357-5754


MWHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
ne3vy duly batteries. Good Murray lawn Mower 4 5 hp,.
cond. $550 (863)675-0104 22", irg wr iS Biack Decker
Slei bloiwr & Critismn edger
51200 neg 18E631763-7613
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
(AIR BRUSH VAC- Taasche 25 hp, 45" cut. Like new
Good condition. $15. $1850 or best offer.
' (863)675-2596 (863)634-2342
.Fixed Wing Ultra Light Air- RIDING MOWER for parts,
Plane, partly finished, $1800 42", for parts only! motor,
or best offer. (906)281-2127 tires, battery good, deck shot
$20 (931)337-1053 or
MOVING SALE!!! (863)3571236
Household items & Garage
Items. Includes tools, furniture
and morel (772)201-8932 ..
;RIVER SLOT MACHINE w/ 200 CALVES all kinds, healthy,
coins $225 or best offer shots, wormed, will deliver,
(863)824-6799 or $200 & up. Cows avail.
(863)697-3944 $350 & up. (863)235-0829.
:WELDER TRAILER, single ax- Okeechobee Livestock
le, capable-of holding gas Market Sales every
powered welder, $150 or Mon.,12pm&every
best offer..(954)520-6707 Tues. 11am. 763-3127


Rentals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
DODGE CARAVAN '94- GOOD TWENTIETHJUICIALCIRCUIT INAND
"RENT TRANSPORTATION, $1200 FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
I- or make offer CONRAD SPURLOCK and BARBARA
E a g N e s t (863)467-5401 SPURLOCK, husband and wife.
Apartments 905 //FORD AEROSTAR VAN 1990, v Case No.: 06-196-CA
Business Places 910 --- e Runs good. Some front end The Unknown heirs, spouses, devisees,
Commercial 91 Or` grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
Property 91 E D y damage. Selling for $1000 or trustees, or other claimants claiming
Property 915 best offer. (239)465-7156 by through, under, or against JAME
PCondos/ 91CROOKE, DECEASED and CAROL
Townhouses Rent920 A Secluded, private ..- -- CROOKE, DECEASED and any and all
AcREs i unknown parties claiming y,hrouh
Farm Property ranch subdivision CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES randaganseheiname m-
Rent 925C-Tiavidual Defendant who are not known
Rent 92530 offering beautiful "b" i'" I to be dead or alive, whether said un-
Land Rent 935 vistas ofpristine Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up, no.. as heirsmadeiseesmannterest
Resort Property natural habitat. 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use I orothercamant
Rent 945Defendant
Roommat e 945 your land as down payment. Financing
Rooms to Rent 955 Offered in combinable 40-6ac Tracts for discerning available. 863-673-6417 or 561-721-5299 Public Notice 500 CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
Storage Space homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts. State Public -
Rent 960 Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available. pue deLegal Notice 5500 spouses, devises, grantees, assign-
rI r ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or oth-
er claimants claiming by, through,
0930".]!. '. ': .";^ .-' '.'' ..^ ^under, or against JAMES CROOKE,
'Hous es- Rent. :. .', CaoHI DECEASED and CAROL CROOKE, DE-
EE I;.W:...i..:.. ; 1 HRC, '86 Class C, 24', Ford CARBURETED HEAD- 350, =E- tandD anand ownk
350, 68k mi., generator, 7 with 202 valve $200. parties claiming by, through, under
ORTONA- Near river,Unfurn, 772-468-8306 new tires, awning, sleeps 6, (863)763-5067 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHE oaaefndast the herein nsmed inndiid
3br,2ba, garage, AC, heat Will Deliver. $6500. RIVE OWENTIETHJUDICIAL CIRCUITN dead oralive, whethersaidunknown
canal, oaks, orange trees, a (239)262-3024 DRIVE ON RAMP- Y ust ANDFORGLADESCOUNTY,FLORIDA parties may claim an interest as
Quiet! 15 mins to LaBelle remove and haul $175 CIVILACTION spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, or
$950/mo, Lst/sec I f SJAYCO 1991 21V2 Ft., Eagle (863)467-4328. PRIDEPROPErRTIES, INC., W cOMITMAYCONCERN:
(248)939-1447 P e- I o* r I 5th wheel. Everything works. MUSTANG WHEELS, for '93 Plaintiff
jnagel932aol.com 5th wheel or Goose neck hitch w/enter aps, fair ond vs. CASENO.05-CA-224 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
g ASH NC AREA Western New Mexico Private incl. $5500 (863)467-6696PRNCE.DIXONand quiettion thefollowingreal property
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA Western New Mexico Private i. $5500(863)467-6696 P205/65R15 Regent Sigma BEVERLYA.M.DIXON, inHendrCountyFlonda
ACREAGE Private, gated 62 Acre Ranch $110,990 RV- '1991, 35', with 30'xl' tires, $200. (561)718-8580 DefendantLOT 1, BLOCK J The ouwest 1/4
mountain community with Mt.views, trees, rolling hills, screen porch. $5500 Call TIRES on rims, from Jeep NOTICE OF SALE theSouthwest 1/4oftheNortheast 1/4
over 4 miles of riverfront. 1 pastureland, borders BLM. 863)763-9135 for more in- Wrangler, brand new Notice is given that ursuant to Summary Twnship 43 S uthe Range 31 oEat,
to 8+ acres from the $60s. 0's stone homestead formation. 30/9.50/R15 Lt, Goodyear Final Judgment ated the 14th day of HendryCounty,Florida
Incredible views! Custom with 2 barns. Horseback rid- March, 201f in Case No.105-CA-224
l commu nity lodge with ing, hiking, hunting. Perfect RV SHELTER: 12 Ft. x 24Ft. x $450 (863)634-3261 of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in LOT 14, BLOCK.J: The Southeast/4of

Calli 866)292-5762. Bear 100% financing. NALC. 15 yr. top. Easy to move. No Ford, $450 or best offer the Plantiff and PRINCE ONand Townhip 43 South, Range 31 East,
RiverLodge. (866)365-2825. permit. $1000 863-467-6696 (863)467-7428 BEVERLY A.M. DIXON are the Defen- henry County, Fidd
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-Build To Suit- BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI SLIDE IN CAMPER- 8ft, self TOYOTA STOCK RIMS- 15", best bidder for cash at the Glades LOT15 BLOCK J: The Southwest 1/4 of
NA WINTER SEASON IS contained, air, for 1/2 ton For a pickup, asking $20 for Glades County, Floridaat1:00 A.M. of the Southeast 1/4, in Section 27,
UpTo10,000SQ.WINTER SEE THEASON IS truck $700 (863)357-1052 all 4 (863)467-1308 on Aprid 6, 2006 the following de- Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
lTscribed property set forth in Exhibit Hendry County, FlRorida
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL TODAY TURN YOUR Truck Bed, Lights, Bumper Tail "A" and set forth in the Order of Sum-
Belle Glade Area MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN VACANT LAND Gate for '99-'01 Ford F150, maryFinal Judgment. LOT 16 BLOCK J: TheSoutheast 1/4 of
NC MOUNTAINS. Homes, INTO BIG $$$$ white in color, $350 or best The south one-half (1/2) of the Northeast of theast 1/4 i of the Northeast 1/4
Cabins, Acreage & Invest- I will buy your vacant lot or offer (863)946-1138 quarter NE 1/41of the Noerthast quar- Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
-ments. Cherokee Mountain land for casli. Close in week. FISHING TROLLING MOTORS ter ( E 1/4)of Saction 1, Township 42 Hendry County, Florida
Realty GMAC Real Estate, Hendry? Glades? Anywhere? (2) w/all controls, 12& 24 Forida. Together with ,,r.,,, has been filed against you and you are
Murphy www.cherokee- Call Randy 863-673-5071 or volt, new never used, $450 easement described as and being: The required to serve a copy of your writ-
mountatnrealty.com Call for 561-441-2800 (561)622-0736 South 30.0 feet of the West 691.84 ten defense, if any, to it on Aison C.
Free Brochure Chevy S10 19 runs r feet of the South one-half (S 1/2) of Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
Free Brochure hey $10 1990 Nor gret theNortheastquarter (NE1/4) of the for Plantiff, whose address is Post Of-
(800)841-5868. KAYAKS- 2, 14', Like new, good work truck $900 firm Northeast quarter (NE 1/4) of Section fce Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
SQ _al tate0 : $750. (863)763-4982 (863)228-0031 i T,, in, ). r,, -East, on or before April 23, 2006, and file
R [ aCOASTAL NC WATERFRONT! II. ".,.,, ,, ,, the original with the Clerk of this Court
1.5 Acres- $99,900. Beauti- 3030 DODGE DAKOTA '94- no title, ATED/15/ either before serce on the plainff's
fully wooded, great views, Motivated Investor wants to $500 (863)763-3451 JOE FLINT saorny or immediately thereaer; oth-
"- pristine shoreline, deep Liquidate 2 Units in Jade GLADES COUNTYCLERKOFCOURT you for the relief demanded in the
beatable water! Enjoy access Beach, Sunny Isle, FL. 38th HARLEY DAVIDSON FXRT '84- ISUZU PU '91- AC, runs good, BY:JENNIFER BEVIS Complaint.
to Sound Atlantc. Floor Unit"E" and 28th Floor collectors item, $8000 4 cyl, $1000 (772)618-0607 122314S3/2330/0 Deputy Clerk Dated on this the 8th day of March,
Business Places Paved road, underground Unit "C". email: (863)763-6016 MUST SEE! LEER FIBERGLASS TOPPER- 2 BARBARABUTLER
Sale 1005 utilities. excellent financing. RMW@ROCKLANDFIN t YAMAHA 400 DIRT N-Off Ranger step side. Snug INTHECIRCUIT OFTHE Clerk ofCircit urt
Commercial Call now (800)732-6601 x CIAL.COM Call Robert YAMAHA 400 DIRT BIKE, '85 JICIALCIRCUITINANDFOn s/.DeLaCrlz
Property Sale 1010 1510. (818)224-4555. good cond., shows 793 mi., upto the cab type. $300. HENDRYCOUNTY,FLORIDA DeputyClerk
Condos/ ru1510. (818)224-4555.ns good, $850. (863)763-2379 VICTORIANOVAZQUEZ 122029 CGS 3/23,30;4/6,13/06
Townhouses Sale1015 FINAL CLOSEOUT- Lake Bar- (561)718-8580. PICKUP 1973 GMC for parts, andAMARILISVAZQUEZ NOTICE
Farms Sale 1020 gains! April 8/9, Water ac- P *roey0 'p tV e cles/ rebuild able 350 engine, v, Plaiff Notice is hereby given that on
Houses Sale 1025 cess from $34,900 with** good tires, mirrors etc. $200 JUAN F.EMOLINAandNUBIA MOLINA, 03/25/2006 at 11:00 AM at FORT
Hunting Property 1030 FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO DESTIN, FLORIDA. Directly on (239)357-5984 hi wife and MARIA M. QUINONES and KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025-Cm-
Investment CLOSING COSTS Huge DESTINY FLORIDA Directly on FERNANDOE.ZAMORANO, merce Orive, LaBelle, FL,
Investment CLOSING COSTS! Huge the Water, NEW Boutiue Defendants 863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
Property Sale 1035 $5,000 savings on beautiful- Hotel. Harbor Beach, Pool GO CART & SUZUKI 185cc OTICEOFACTIO KNOX SELF STORAGE,wil sell at Pub-
Land Sale 10450 y wooded parcels at 34,000 Steps to Finest Restaurants. 4-wheeler, both run! $600 or personal property heretofore stored
Lots Sale 1045 acre lake Tennessee. Enjoy Minutes to Gulf, Golf, Shop- best offer, will separate CHEVY BLAZER, 4 Door, V6 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to withtheundersigned:863-675-1025
0 unlimited water recration.O Quiet Title on the following property in
Open House 1050 unlimited water recreation ping. Introductory Rate. 863-697-9598 motor, Runs & Drives good. Hendry County, Florida: CuteV. Stokes J-42
Out of State Surrounded by state forest www.innondestinharborcom $2500 (863)673-4470 Lots 11 and 12, Block 26 of Montura Fumrnre,mattressesandmisc.hems
Property Sale 1055 Excellent financing! Call (800)874-0470 Ranch Estates First Subdivision ac- Farahl, Semexant6
Property Inspection1060 (800)704-3154,x 722TN 0)874-0470rding to the Plat threof, recorded in Bikes, baby swing and misc. item
Real Estate Wanted 1065 Land Partners, LLC. the P litc Recordo s Henry County, Bikeso, reTg. dresuers
Resort Property MFRANKLIN, '06, 33', 2 slide- Florida. Pasto0rarrylJoyner804
Sale 1070 Lakefront and Lakeview Prop- outs, fully loaded, sleeps 6, TRAILER- 5'8', With ramp. Has filed against you, and you are re- Computers,misc.items
Warehouse Space 1075 erties Nestled in the hills of w/d, $19,000. Excellent condition. $550. d osatracopyof yourwrtn 120676CGS3/16,23/06
Waterfront Property 1080 Tennessee on the shores of (302)983-8125 cell (863)357-5754 Merceret, Esq., Plaintiffs attorney, NOTICEOFSALE
pristine Norris Lake. Call whose address is 1800 West 49th TO: Robble Roland
Lakeside Realty at Street, Suite332. Hialeah. Florida 1271 Sherwood,,Clewstein, FL
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Call owner: 863-673-5071. www.exitmushy.com. SbilAportUtiiy 4055
PIONEER PLANTATIONS- t,2 TrClassic Cars 4015 I 1E. --260 or As DeputyClerk 120093CGS3/16,23/06
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA Commercial Trucks .4020 I'6,bbI674.it 120989CGS3/16,23,30;4/6/061
MONTURA, 3br, 2ba, New AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD MOBILE HOME LOTS Construction
Home. 1+ ac. Owner financ- WINTERS Affordable Homes dwi or Sale Equipment 4025
ing. (863)675-6129 & Mountain Cabins Land Shiv Island & Pahok,, Foreign Cars 4030
PORTLaBelle: Unit4, 4/2 (87 37-2288 EXIT REAL- Heavy Duty Trucks040
Newly renovated, near schls.e Y OUNTAIN VIEW PROP- oiParts Repairs 4045 t-Yo1 u sY
Prcedatosell @ $175,000. E R T I E S62015 Pickup Trucks ,-1050HV AMd e a s
Call owner: 8636735071. www.exitmurphy.com. Sport Utility 4055
ad acres with 3 acre pond. PIONEER PLANTATIONS- torm,16x16 Tractor Trailers 4060
Riverfront Home NC MOUNTAINS 10.51 acres db wide, Ig porch, 40 mp:r Utility Trailers 4065 -
305-481-1316 on mountain top in gated $800/mo, 1(863)675-t. L Vans 4070
LaBelle community, view, trees;-, wa- sec,(954)649-6641
Dock/Lift Boathuse terfall & large public lake 157Meadow HONDA ACCORD DX 1987,
nearby, paved private ac- O.
cess, $119,500 owner oundrtona,$14,000neg. auto, 57k actual miles,
Appraised $675;000 8 6 6) 7 8 9- 8 5 3 5 SlI IO,20
HAV 471 642-5333. COUNTY- 199Realty Of $12005 runs great! Must sell $1200 '
$599,000 Near Baxley, GA. 6,200 sqft Palm Harbor Masterpiece, or best offer 863-697-9598
Ownerfinancing, cypress house/lodge on.95 28x52, 3/2, open floor plan, FORD MUSTANG 5.0 LX 1990
acres with 3 acre pond. Ex- Zone 3 wind storm,16x16 Convertible. 39K Fully auto-
Will trade for cellent location, beautiful deck, appliance, exc cond, a st .
acreage. |e home. Hunting & Fishing og owner, buyer pays mov- Owne $6500 (863)467-8522 .
305-481-1316 or Paradise. $650,000. ing. $32,900 (863)675-1490 S ..
863-234-181 4. (912)632-8916. or (239)728-2484 305 MUSTANG FORD TEMPO GL, '93, fore mid-nineteenth century,
North Carolina Cool Mountain- MOBILE HOME 50x12 fur- parts, car does run, $nter. 39K
iTAIN/LAKE LOTS. Deep wa- Sport ehicsATVsnished, 36x10 mi, exc cond, $9200 BaRoom,ltimorepatio, (863)675-7878quilts are distinctive for their use of











ter lockable lots from (302)245-0401 Dover
Sl Homes, Cabins & Acreage. deck, 157 Meadow Lot camp- HONDA ACCORD DX 1987, 'lowers, leaves, baskets, co u-
MOORE HAVEN 33471 FREE BROCHURE ground Ortona, $14,000 neg. auto, 57k actual miles, .4; a
(800)642-5333. Realty Of $1200 (863)824-6799 orof goodwill and abun
LO TOP LOCATION- MurphynMirphy 3 17 Peachtree 90St creation features 23 small-scale






Swww.nrealtyofmurphyont.com. tcm MELTA 8L. 84, 68k ribbon embroidery applique designs inspired by

City block next to Lcourt- North Carolina G ated Lake i t., cold a/c, these classic quilt motifs. Since the designs are eachtrans.,
house, government ced-wanter front Community 5 acres $2500. (86 3) y467-6805 about two inches suare y p for

high school, 5g feet onUS plus, 90 miles of shore nk AUTOWANTE: pieces or even a small Baltimore Album quilt.
S orn i ever before Oi66292-5769.ffered with Boats 3(7- 0 Looking to buy Antique Car/
R ealt or Inuane, east counts, 90TJS, netibe4iu 27 s Ribbon Embroidery Motifs from Baltimore


im, l f r o C atloo TN WATERFRONT MOUNTAIN 40 hp Honda, 4 stroke, like .
ru 500f, to Caloosa- PROPERTY Scenic home- new /trailer, awnings & x- Album Quilts guide (No. AN3414) ... $8.95
hatchee River. Just west of sites surrounding Lake Bark- tra's. $5800. (863)467-6696 i
Lake Okeechobee. Boat & ley. 1 to 6 acre view sites & Also available:
river view, trailer and shed 5 to 40 acre privacy sites PONTOON BOAT- 26', 50HP
will be moved by owner. from the 40's. 90 min to Evinrude, needs work, good CHEVY TRUCK FRAME- With Encyclopedia of Ribbon Embroidery Flowers
$49,000(262)994-1677 Nashville. Grand opening of project, $1400 neg axles. Good for a buggy.
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, Phase II on now! Call (863)467-5725formoreinfo $200.(863)228-2351 (No. AN3405) $9.95
1.25 ac. Near Clewiston in (866)339-4966. RANGER BASS BOAT- 166", JEEP RENEGADE 1991, 4x4, Please add $3.00 s&h
growing Hendry County, FL. WATERFRONT BARGAINS! 115hp Mariner engine. Low Auto, Mint condition. New en- ease a &
Good location on Datil St. Lake Access from hrs, very clean. $8200. gine & brakes. 400 mIs. on en-
Community with Recreation $202/month!* Direct Lake- (561)662-4504 gine. $7800 (863)467-6696 To order, circle item(s). Please be sure to
Center & swimming pool. front starting at $99,900! RENKIN, 19', w/85hp John-
Asking $45,000.00 E-mail: ONE DAYONLY LAND SALE! son, troll. mtr., nice tr, wa- clip & send w/check to: include your name,
Neidai0m@comastnet SATURDAY, MARCH 25, ter test, runs strong, $1800.
732-656-0214 2006 Just 20 minutes from (937)336-2855 GOLF CART, '89 Club Car, U-Bild Features address and the name of
Augusta, GA Excellent fI- TIDECRAFT PRO BASS BOAT, 36v, with charger, new seat 15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
dancing available Calltodays 15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
for an early appointment! o trailer, runs great, $2500 & fires, $900 or best offer.
88)LAKE-SAEx 1030 orbestoffer. (561)281-5429 (863)467-5616 Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
GOLF LOT SALEI Blue Ridge Based on purchase price of GOLF CART-Club Car, 48V
Mountains! Near Asheville, $39,900 w/10% down,fixed elec, w/batt charger, also Or call (800)82-U -B ILD
NC. Beautifully wooded rate of 6.75% for 5 yrs, roof, $1300 (863)763-8714 Or call (800) 82-U -BILD
homesites on 18-hole Dye 15-year term w/balloon pay- CHEVY HERIT MOTORHOME-00 (6) 6
designed golf course. Unbe- ment due at the end of 5 yrs. '84, Runs great Needs some GOLF CART- Easy Go, 36 M craftbook.com
lievable incentives. Call toll- Terms and rates subject to work on the inside. $2500. volts, w/charger, looks & Back nt
'free (866)334-3253 X 1047 change without notice. Void Or best offer runs good, well worth price Oney Back Guarantee
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Beautiful 8 Lot pkg., water, sewer, New Model Home, Fabulous, Must See,
next to a park river & more, Moore Haven 3/2, Yacht Club, Moore Haven, $152,375
$320K Single Family Home, 669 Park Avenue,
Fully Landscaped Lot. 943 Yacht Club Moore Haven $245,000 Palm Trees &
Way, Moore Haven $30,000 Excellent Oaks
Buy. Doublewide Mobile Home, 921 Yacht
US Highway 27 5.91 acres, Zoned Club Way, Moore Haven $132,750
Commerical, $775,000 Moore Haven- River Gardens lots
Large Lot. 1 city Limits, Moore Haven, starting at $38,000 Must See To
Just reduced from $87,000 to $76,390 Appreciate!
Centrally located 3 lot special, Moore RIVERS EDGE 1/3 acre tracts, River
Haven, $63,000 view quiet community close to lake call
sale, 1/4 acre tract, Mo for details. Homes by Brian Sullivan NO
Lot for sale, 1/4 acre tract, Moore REALTORS PLEASE!!
Haven, $25,000
Over' 1/4 Acre Lot in Lakeport on To JREALTOin Our FaS WANTED
11260 Click Drive,7$24,000 To join Our Fast Growing Team
11260 Click Drive, $24,000 Please Call Jeffery Davis, Broker
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MooRE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
945 YACHT CLUB WAY $152,375
803 RENN DR $180,000
921 YACHT CLUB WAY $132,750


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(863)599-1209 (863)228-2215


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24'30' rmet.al bundling 2BR 2BA home. deta.:hed
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CBS Construction Starter Home,
2/1 w/ carport, A must see
Price Reduced $170,000
RESIDENTIAL
CLEWISTON
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
SS/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
S3 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 $128,500


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last long, 2/1 on cornerlot. (140,000
ACREAGE LAND & LOTS
Farm Land Available Call forDetails
* 160 Acres offHendy Isls Blvd
Price Reduced $20,000 per acre
MONTURA
* Wooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Jinete $48,000
S. Palm St. Reduced to $35,000
Estribo off of Horse Club
$50,000
* More Montura Lots starting at
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THERESA "TERI" LEE RANGEL
Licensed Real Estate Broker
700 W. Sugarland Hwy.
OFFICE # 863-983-0075
AFTER HRS # 863-228-1142

REDUCED!! Drop Dead Gorgeous (Big, Beautiful &
Like New) 4/2 over 3,000 sq. ft. Northside, Cornerlot
remodeled, repaired & repainted asking $389.9K
Cute Ad JAuoWtP brs 3/2
CBS ho1,la I. =fl V K
REDUCED!! 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
$275K


REDUCED!!
Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath brick
home on Ridge. Call For Details.

"NO'V ON THE MULTIPLE LISTING SERI,7CE TO
BETTER SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS!!"


S LuanB ,. Glenn A. Sarah A. Charmaine A.
Walker is-/ Smith Williams A Montgomery
863-677-010 863-983-3508 863-228-6867 863-697-0189
M'_ Se Habli Espeanol
CBS New Construction Only)X 8 avail- 1) Home Improvement Business! Established 1) Montura Ranch Estates 1) Muse
able. 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage Texas Ave., Homeimprementbusinessandmonveniencestore Lrf 2rr .ft- Absolutely Perfect for your dream
Harlem S/D 1673 sq ft. Special Loan on.5aaes.Fullyequippedandpermittedcaf6eady arc FrS sq hft Ab solutely Perfect for your dreamLots
Pkges. LUTZ BUILDERS $151,300 Why iL be opened. Locaed near the Gubhouse in on i' rL A,. near home. 20 FencedAcresw/pond. Lots
buy old when you can get Brand New? MIonlraRancAlfumitubirels,equipmrentandi the club house on Hacienda. ofl0 yearoldpinesw/someoaks.
Pirice Will Increase to $158Kd March ientyincuded.BeyouroAnboss!!CallfbrGGlenn Priced below recent sales. Will Go
Price Will Increase to $158.8K March d more infomionalforGn Needs some work but will not Fast! Only $409,900.00
Impact31 2006F Due To Hendry County 200530488 last long at $199,900 MLS# 2)US27
2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home 200528863 Looking for the impossible?
No Other Listing compares to this Oversize. Living Room with Cathedral Opportunity seldom knocks
North Side on Avenida Del Rio 3bd/2ba Ceilings. Large open kitchen and formal din- 2) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 twice! 5 acres on US 27 on
hom e. 2 car gara e Tile th ou h out ing room. Large rear deck with built in bbq 2 w o od edla t i e ra.5t he l m Bacr e n dry
Ne* alIr Ti hr and gazebo. Must see at $124,900 MLS# wooded n Riviera, the Palm Beach/ Hendry
ter, Ir r Sl turn 200540984 Listed atN 1i00 MLS# Countyline. Over 937 feet on
key l- uced 3)ReducedL4 edroom/2baffoer2400sq.ft- 2006045 3 V I US 27 for easy access priced
$-.59,900 t-lrlr i' right fora quick sale @ $275K
ii l n o...y1 ',1'I3-h' Pi Plantation 5 ac rDon't let this one get away!'
Custom Home, 2bd/2ba home w 3 ..V ,. 3 )sa,. )3 Pioneer Plantation 5 acresven River Gardens
located in Pioneer Plantation sits on Musie.-I1 -' 9,9Q.1)MLSS200521690 priced for quick sale. Partially 7 Lots Available. New Construction
7.5 acres. It has a front porch and 4)'05 Homesof Merit3Bedroom/2Bathhome cleared and listed at in Growing Area. Build Your
beautiful oak tress. Call Luan for on a man mrdi f SteelS appliance $1 24,900 MLS# 200603592 'Dream Home Here!
more information! ts ua bR, r a l &Vpa T,s tslt Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on the
Sweetwater Ave. This property has MILS# 200514068 The SMITH/WILLIAMS TEAM pond @$62K
many beautiful trees that include wild 5) Port Labelle Build able Lot ready for your As life long residents of Thatcher Blvd., near the river
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake new home $59,900 MLS# 200512627 @$68,000.00
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is 61 Land Ho Beaut ful 1)0 icre par-ei i.:--ated- Clewiston, we know the area. Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8
an abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres on 1 rl f.ro of Allow us to help you with any $58,500.00 each
$74.9K HgN Lfbl real estate needs that you Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or
Ready To Go! New Construction your ne hone. 9e. 0 MLS. may have. We MARKET prop- 12, @$60K
3br/2ba Home one car garage located 200533528 erties daily to over 6 million 4) Montura Ranch Estates
,125 N.,Kennel- $42,995.00
in Sugarland Estates $219.9K 7) New Listing!! 2.5 acres in Pioneer potential buyers. Call us 735S. Palm $49,000.00
P1int3ar/1a 5r3 i. Sean $52a,500.00
Brand New CBS 3/2/1 Texas Ave. south f. aBE d. today and get you FREE com- 530 Shetland-$52,500.00
Harlem S/D $160K Prope 'W4,i.. .L',i.. .'-,900 parable market analysis on 770 S.Shetland $44,900.00
MLS# 200614840


Marshall Maribel
R. Berner Gonzalez

863-228-3265 561-722-7347
8Se abla Espanol
1) Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS Home Get the moving van ready
One Block FropN artins Marina. because you have found your pot
Fenced Back l Through-out. of gold! This 4bd/2ba home w/ an
Potential for 4 I $209,91< in ground swimming pool w/ an
oversize lot on the North side of
2) W.Ventura 2bd/lba. in Brand New Clewiston is just what you've been
Condition Ready to Move in. Hardwood looking for! Priced @$315,000.00
Floors, New Appliances, 8ft. Privacy MC'.CTl-rs" ifcow,1V
Fence, Big Back Yard. Don't Miss On P9 g r L25
This Great Deal! $97K. DAJH i nc.uu- t no a place
3) New Usting! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE on but a place for living. Available for only
1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With Beautiful $105,000.00
Pines. Home is Very Spacious With Def in'.ea t"." a 2
Great Floor Plan. Place is Immaculate! Bd d i may
$108,5K. ju h carI
$8Kbu,. tm ,. ome
4) Moore Haven Yacht Club 2bd/2ba in Seminole Manor for not much
MH w/ extra lot, *Included in Purchase more than the lot value at $39.9K
Price* Partially furnished & Squeaky Looking for peace & quiet? Step
Clean! 55 & older community. Reduced into this 4bd/2ba dbwide mobile
to $129,900 for quick sale. home located in MRE. Home fea-
tures formal living room and sepa-
5) New Listing in Flaghole! rate family room with a fireplace.
3bd/2ba MH on 1 ac. home hass tile & Garden tub in master bedroom only
hard wood floors throughout. Recently $152K
remodeled 5ft. fence around property New Listing! 2bd/2ba dbwide
with pole barn in backyard. Get your mobile ho-rr distance to
hands on this beauty for $169.5K local elemeri lJ| is and high
school. Ho r lU jiew carpet
I have the experience and knowl- throughout and- -wn flooring.
edge to help you find the "Sweetest Located in Seminole Manor you
Deal In Town!" Call Me Today! can't pass this up @ only $79.9K!


1 Sam J.


Sam J.
Walker

863-677-1013

Montura Tracts, I Ust, Show and Sell 1.25
Acre Tracts. Call For Information or
Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $94.9K
Mobil r,. D res in
MontN
PIone WD n 2.5
acres AW .
10 A Rd.

5 Acres on Highway 27 going @
$275K
Just Outside of Town! Fleetwood
Home on a beautiful Y2 acre. The
property has a 24x30 shop with
office listed at $174;OK Call for an
appointment today!
New Listing! 2003 4/2 Doublewide
on 2.16 acres. Property features a
second mobile home, large steel
building and storage sheds and has
substantial potential


Very Nice 3r


Cathy S.
Garcia

863-228-4798
Se Habla Espanol
bedroom 2 1/2


bathroom home. with large
Florin i1i also
has I lted
very 1 llll ien-
tary schools. Give me and call I
would love to show this home to
you. This home is being
offered at $149,900.


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


Sugar Realty is proud to
announce our sponsor-
ship of the 2006 Miss
Sugar Pageant


863-228-1132

Monh i 680
S. Ji R.- P II/ 25
acre t:,a 1 t.9K

Great starter home or invest-
ment property in Montura
Ranc 4/42
split -rffm be
just ,, bfor.
Start your New Year off right
with country living at its best.
1.25 ac., priced to sell at only
$89,900.

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


New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C,
Horseshoe Ac. @ $145k
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
looks l paved
road, S .r-ID-R, -new
septic @ $124,900
1.25 aI rlR-J, J e with
purch. PM i MH
offered J.' $68,900
Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres
wow! @ $89,900
New Listing! 2bd/1 ba on huge
lots in Horseshoe Acres. Bring all
offers. Seller Motivated $165K
Montura Lots many to choose
from starting @ $39.9K

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


Jerry W.
Smith


561-261-3444

30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca. $25,000.00 /acre. Rare
combination of seclusion in a natural
setting!
5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $1 50K
2.5 acres in Montura, cleared and
fenced $92K
2.5 Acres in Montura asking $85K
2.5 Acres in Montura asking $90K
5 Acres in Pioneer asking $1 79.9K
Bring the kids & dog! This is a big lot.
3bd/2ba brick home, pool & fenced
$319,000.00
New Development! Call me for sky
valley lots.
Handy man's special! Bring your
tools. Located in Moore Haven an As
Is frame house going for $65K
5 wooded acres in Pioneer
Plantation on paved road asking
$149K

Ready to move in! 3bd/2ba manu-
factured home in Moore haven
$79.9K

Call me for vacant land.
Lots or acreage.


Charles
H. Kehm
III

305-968-2262
Want to Own a Business? Check
this Out! Established commercial
upholstery business and proper-
ty $250K
Own a Piece of Paradise!
Beautiful building lot/invest-
ment property in Port LaBelle
$49.9K Reduced for Quick Sale
New ii Lot
locat ranchh
Es t a'Seller
Fnant n ..l .a a h

New Residential Listing on
exclusive Ridgewood Ave.
3bd/2ba on half an acre.
Possible owner financing avail-
able. Contact me for details &
showing.

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


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INVITATION TO BID
Notice Is hereby given that the District School Board of Hendry
County, Florida, will receive bids until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April
7, 2006 at the Hendry County School Board's Finance Office, at
which time they will be opened and tabulated.
Project Title: Exterior Wall Repair Project at:
ESE Building
Clewiston, RFl

Project Location: ESE Building
Clewiston, Fl 33440

Name of Owner: Hendry County School Board
25 E. Hickpochee Ave.
LaBelle, FL 33935

Project Scope: Furnish all labor and materials
required to replace and repair the
designated exterior wall
components of the ESE Building.
Estimated construction budget is
$150,000.00.

Site Examination: A voluntary prebid meeting will be
held in the ESE Building on
Thursday, March 30, 2006 at
11:30 am.

Place for Receipt of Bids: All bids shall be delivered to:
Hendry County School Board's
Finance & Purchasing Office, 111
Curry Street, LaBelle, FL, or
Mailed to: Hendry County School
Board's Finance & Purchasing
Office, RO. Box 1980, LaBelle, FL
33975.

Obtaining Bid Documents: Bidders may obtain documents,
including drawings and
specifications, by contacting the
office of Jay Ammon Architect,
Inc., 3246 Lakeview Oaks Drive,
Longwood, Florida, 32779,
telephone number (407) 333-
1977. Documents will be
distributed at -no cost to the
bidders at the prebid meeting and
will be mailed to the bidders at
their request.

All bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope plainly marked
on the outside Q06-0005 Exterior Wall Repair Project at: The
ESE Building, Bid Due Date: April 7, 2006. The School Board of
Hendry County reserves the right to reject any and all bids
received, and to waive any and all irregularities In regard thereto.
No bids may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for
receipt for bids for a period of sixty (60) calendar days without
consent of the Board..

Hendry County School Board
Sally Berg, Chairman

NOTICE OFANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
-EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of East
Shore Water Control District, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of East Shore
Water Control District for the year 2006 will be held at their office located at 2832
N. Main Street, Belle Glade Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday, April
12th, 2006, at 9:30 A.M., in the forenoon forthe purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine, and;
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made.
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INVITATION TO BID
Notice is hereby given that the District School Board of Hendry County,
Florida, will receive bids until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2006 at the
Hendry County School Board's Finance Office, at which time they will be
opened and tabulated.
Project Title: Roofing Repair Project at:
Clewiston High School
Clewiston Middle School
LaBelle Middle School


Project Location:


Name of Owner:


Project Scope:




Site Examination:




Place for Receipt of Bids:




Obtaining Bid Documents:


Clewiston High School
1501 S. Francisco St.
Clewiston, Fi 33440
Clewiston Middle School
601 W. Osceola Ave.
Clewiston, FL 33440
LaBelle Middle'School
8000 E. Cowboy Way
LaBelle, FL 33935


Hendry County School Board
25 E. Hickpochee Ave.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Furnish all labor and materials required to
replace and repair the designated roofing
components of Clewiston High School,
Clewiston Middle School, and. LaBelle
Middle School. Estimated construction
budget is $400,000.00.
A voluntary prebid meeting will be held In
the cafeteria of Clewiston High School on
Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 12:00 noon.
The other two sites will be examined after
this meeting.
All bids shall be delivered to: Hendry County
School Board's Finance & Purchasing
Office, 111 Curry Street, LaBelle, FL, or
Mailed to: Hendry County School Board's
Finance & Purchasing Office, RO. Box 1980,
LaBelle, FL 33975.
Bidders may obtain documents, Including
drawings and specifications, by contacting
the office of Jay Ammon Architect, Inc.,
3246 Lakeview Oaks Drive, Longwood,
Florida, 32779, telephone number (407)
333-1977. Documents will be distributed at
no cost to the bidders at the prebid meeting
and will be mailed to the bidders at their
request.


INVITATION TO BID
1.01 Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners, Glades
County, Florida, Is accepting Oealign d proposals for the following project:
Project Name: O1TONA CEMETERY PAVILION
Project description: Cemetery Pavilion
1.02 Sealed bids must be submitted to:
Wendell Taylor, County Manager
Glades County Courthouse
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven FL 33471
1.03 Sealed bids will be received on:
Date: April 7, 2006
Time: 4:00 pmr
Place: Glades County Courthouse
500 AvenueJ
Moore Haven, FL 33471
1.04 Contractor(s) will be responsible for providing full and complete signed and
sealed set of plans.
1.05 Contractor(s) will pay $50.00 plus shipping for each set of bid plans
1.06 Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check, cashiers check, trust
company treasurers check, bank dramt of any national or State bank, or bid bond
in the sum of five (5) percent of the base bid, made payable to the Glades County
Board of County Commissioners. All bids must be submitted in duplicate and re-
ceived in a sealed envelope, plainly marked on the outside with the project name,
bid number, date and name of Bidder. The Owner reserves the right to waive mi-
nor formalities in any bid and to accept any bid which they consider to be in their
best interest and to reject any part of, or any and all bids; however, awards will be
made to the lowest and best Bidder in the opinion and at the option of the Owner,
and their decision shall be final and conclusive. No bids shall be withdrawn for a
period of sixty (60) calendar days subsequent to the opening of bids without the
consentof the Owner.


All bids must be enclosed In a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside
006-0007 Roofing Repair Project at Clewiston High School, Clewiston
Middle School, and LaBelle Middle School,BIld Due Date: April 7, 2006. The
School Board of Hendry County reserves the right to reject any and all bids
received, and to waive any and all irregularities in regard thereto. No bids
mnay be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt for bids for a
period of sixty (60) calendar days without consent of the Board.
Hendry County School Board
Sally Berg, Chairman


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Pelicar
Lake Water Control District, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Pelican
Lake Water Control District for the year 2006 will be held at their office located al
2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday
April 12th, 2006, at 10:00 A.M., In the forenoon for the purpose of:
1. Elcting one (1) Supervisorfor term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine, and:
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
thetestimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
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March 14, 2116
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
05-06-03
The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids until 3:00 p.m., on April 10, 2006, at
Clewiston Utilities Department, 141 Central Avenue, Clewiston, orida, at which
time and place they will be opened and read aloud.
The bids are to be submitted for
CONTRACT FOR DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE RESIDUALS
Your bid must be in strict compliance with the Citys specifications and offer the
same or equal equipment. Any deviations from the specifications are to be ex-
plained in full detail and listed separately in a letter which wil become a part of
your proposal.
A copy of the specifications may be obtained from the Clewiston Utilities Depart-
ment, 141 Central Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m.
Each bid must be in a sealed envelope and cleay marked SEWAGE RESIDUALS
DISPOSAL BID. Bids may be mailed to Kevin McCarthy, Utilities Director, 141
Central Avenue, Clewiston, Floridas, 33440, or hand delivered to the same ad-
dress. No responsibility will be attached to any officers for the premature opening
of a bid not propey addressed and identified.
The City of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty days and to reject
any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and infor-
malties, orto accept the bid that in its judgment best serves the City.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Iva Pittmnan, Deputy City Clerk
121822 CGS 3/23,30/06

March 14,2006
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
05-06-04
oe herey iveth of Clesto ds reug eaed bids
fo rtt me lease oaprox)matel e2 acrs o o be used or alicu uuu l crops.
Bids may be mailed or hand delivered to the City of Clewiston, 115 West Ventura
Avenue, Clowiston, Florida 33440, through April 10, 2006, until 3:00 p.m. No re-
sponsiblity shall be attached to any officers for the premature opemnng of a bid
not properly addressed and identified. The bids will be opened immediately fol-
lowing the bid submission deadline at city hall. Bids received after 3:00 p.m. on
said date will not be considered.
The lan e s eto therm nd its and sp fi whichare
avalable, along woo Bidoin docume&tbVgom city altl, son s e nturs Aye-
riue l' ;.,:,r,, Florida. Inquiries regarding the lease should be directed to
jiinin. ui..lur Kevin McCarthy at 863-983-1454 or Waste Water Treatment
Plant Supervisor Joe Collier at 863983-1468.
The City of Cewistonresarves the daid to hold all bids fr,60days and t rect
any and all bitds, wn.or without cause, to wave technscal errors an intor-
malities, orto accept the bid that In Its judgment best serves the City.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
IvaPittman
Deputy City Clerk
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Florida has zero tolerance for insurance scams


TALLAHASSEE Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida s chief finan-
cial officer, has permanently
revoked the license of a south
Florida insurance agent for mis-
leading five senior citizens into
purchasing annuities and life
insurance policies that caused
them to lose more than $150,000
in surrender fees and benefits.
While his clients lost money, Eric
James Brown, 36, of Delray
Beach, collected nearly $200,000
in commissions for selling the
policies. Mr. Gallagher has
ordered Brown to pay restitution
to the victims.
"We have zero tolerance 'for
insurance agents who deceive
our seniors and cheat them out
of their hard-earned retirement
funds," said Mr. Gallagher,
whose Division of Agent and
Agency. Services conducted the
investigation on Brown. "Most
insurance agents are good cor-
porate citizens small- busi-
ness men and women who
serve our communities. Insur-
ance agents who engage in theft
and fraud give good agents a.bad


name and drive up insurance
costs for all Floridians. Our mis-
sion is to bring the full force of
the law against unscrupulous
agents and to aggressively edu-
cate our seniors against these
scams."
In the last three years, Mr.
Gallagher has taken action
against 110 agents for theft and
fraud involving the elderly. Flori-
da is home to more than 2.9-mil-
lion Floridians over the age.of 65
and, Gallagher said, the state's
senior population is projected to
grow by as much as 30 percent
over the next several years.
Gallagher has launched
numerous public education
campaigns, including an on-line
Senior Resource Center, at
http://www.flseniors.net/, that
provides important information
and resources on a variety of
topics from long-term-care
options to financial scams.
This month, Mr. Gallagher is
providing, at no cost, a 30-
minute video program that
offers personal stories from
actual victims of senior scams,


inside tips from a former scam
artist, and advice from investiga-.
tors and senior advocates.
Senior scams can vary widely,
from misrepresentation of the
risks involved in a purchase to
outright fraud and theft. The fol-
lowing are recent cases resulting
from department investigations:
Mr. Gallagher has suspended
the license of a Pensacola agent
who forged a customer's signa-
ture on a new annuity applica-
tion and a withdrawal form on
the customer's existing annuity
policy. Wallace Lee Campbell,
Jr., 58, pocketed a $2,800 com-
mission and caused his cus-
tomer to lose $7,500 in early-
withdrawal penalties.
A former insurance agent
was sentenced to two-and-one-
half years in prison and ordered
to pay restitution for systemati-
cally defrauding South Florida
seniors between the ages of.75
and 94. Brian Shechtman, 38,
organized a scheme to get senior
citizens to switch their health
insurance to lower-cost policies,
over billed them and then


applied the money to additional
life insurance policies without
the victims' knowledge. The
scheme resulted in $2 million in
commissions.
Ronald S. Rogart, 60, was
arrested in Gilchrist County on
charges of elder exploitation and
insurance fraud. The former
insurance agent is accused of
defrauding several seniors
between the ages of 72 and 86
by running newspaper advertise-
ments offering "Long Term and
Home Health Care Programs."
Detectives said the price he
quoted was less than the actual
cost of the policy, so Mr. Rogart
would submit an application
reflecting a lower level of cover-
age to match the quote he gave.
When he received the policy, he.
would forge the documents so
the clients wouldn't know.they
had been sold less coverage
than what they had asked to buy.
Mr. Gallagher said seniors
must be extra vigilant because
their life savings make them
attractive targets for scam artists.
RHe urged these precautions to


avoid becoming a victim:
Do an assessment of your
financial means and investment
objectives.
Understand that all invest-
ments involve risk: generally, the
higher the return, the higher the
risk.
Ask the sales agent (bro-
ker) about commissions, fees,
penalties, sales charges and any
other costs.
Ask as many questions as
you want and take notes. Walk
away if they avoid your ques-
tions.
Take your time. High-pres-
sure sales tactics will rush you
into an unwise decision. A
sound investment will be just as
good tomorrow or next week.
Document all transactions.
e Carefully read and under-
stand documents before you
sign them.
Ignore "inside informa-
tion," "hot tips" and "rumors."
Hang up on "cold calls"
from strangers.
Beware of "bonus" interest
rates as they are usually limited


in duration and have strings
attached.
Be cautious of sales pitches
that claim you will "recoup" all
penalties with the higher returns
of a new policy.
Remember: If it sounds too
good to be true, it probably is.
Responding to calls and let-
ters from hundreds of seniors
robbed of access to their savings
because they were convinced to
liquidate CDs, stocks and sav-
ings accounts to fund annuities,
Mr. Gallagher pushed for legisla-
tion that passed in 2004 requir-
ing agents to document the basis
for selling annuities to seniors
and also gave the department
authority to take corrective
action if a company or agent vio-
lates the law.
I To report fraud, call the
department's Fraud Fighter's
Hotline at (800) 378-0445 or log
on to www.fldfs.com/fraud. A
reward of up to $25,000 may be
offered for Mr. Gallagher also
serves as the State Fire Marshal.


Charlie Crist, legislators push public safety measures


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist joined leg-
islative sponsors on March 8, in
calling for passage of Anti-Mur-
der legislation to protect inno-
cent Floridians from violent
offenders who violate the terms
of their probation.
Crist and the lawmakers also
urged the passage of other
important public safety legisla-
tion, including a measure to
safeguard abuse victims residing
at domestic violence shelters
and another making it illegal for
citizens to provide misleading
information to law enforcement
officers investigating certain
crimes.
Mr. Crist and the legislators
said these commonsense pro-
posals would make law-abiding
Floridians safer, and urged the
Legislature to give the measures
speedy approval.
Joining Mr. Crist were Sena-
tors Paula Dockery and Mike
Fasano}, Representatives Joe
Negron, Jennifer Carroll and
Michael Grant, Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement Com-


missioner Guy Tunnell and State
Attorney Willie Meggs represent-
ing the Florida Prosecuting
Attorneys Association, as well as
representatives from the Florida
Sheriffs Association, the Florida
Police Chiefs Association, the
International Union of Police
Associations, the Police Benevo-
lent Association, the Fraternal
Order of Police and the Florida
Coalition Against Domestic Vio-
lence.
"Our government was
formed, first and foremost, to
.ensure the safety of its citizens,
and public safety must be our
highest priority," said Mr. Crist.
"We cannot accept anything less
than an unyielding stand against
those who would tear apart
innocent lives, families and com-
munities by their criminal
actions."
The "Anti-Murder" legislation,
sponsored by Sen. Dockery and
Rep. Negron, would make cer-
tain that violent offenders who
violate probation are returned to
jail until a judge finds that they
do not pose a danger to the com-


munity. The bill creates a list of
crimes that qualify a person as a
"Violent Felony Offender of Spe-
cial Concern," ensuring closer
scrutiny under, the new law. Mr.
Crist praised last year's Jessica
Lunsford Act as an important
first step toward protecting Flori-
da's children, but said the addi-
tional provisions of the Anti-Mur-
der legislation would make
children even safer from sex
offenders and predators.
Another priority piece of leg-
islation emerged from the inves-
tigation into Jessica Lunsford's
disappearance, which tragically
ended in the discovery of the
young girl's body not far from
her home. As law enforcement
investigated, relatives of the man
eventually charged with Jessi-
ca's brutal murder were not
forthcoming with authorities
regarding his whereabouts.
Prosecutors concluded they had
no avenue to charge the relatives
under existing Florida law. Mr.
Crist is now pursuing legislation
that would make it a criminal
offense to knowingly provide


false or misleading information
to law enforcement officers as
they conduct felony or missing
person investigations. Violators
would face up to a year in jail
and a $1,000 fine. The "False
Witness" measure is sponsored
by Sen. Jeff Atwater and Rep.
Grant.
The third measure, the "Safe
Shelter" initiative, would
increase penalties for anyone
who trespasses at a domestic
violence shelter. The goal of the
bill is to keep abusers away from
those they have victimized by
making the shelters more secure
for their inhabitants. Under the
new legislation, violators would
face up to five years in jail and a
$5,000 fine, a significant
enhancement from the previous
penalty of no more than a $1,000
fine. The bill has been endorsed
by the Florida Coalition Against
Domestic Violence, and is spon-
sored by'Sen. Fasano and Rep.
Jennifer Carroll.
The sponsors had the follow-
ing comments on the public
safety legislation:


Anti-Murder
"We are often able to recog-
nize the signs that characterize a
repeat offender and the Anti-
Murder legislation would enable
us to put that to positive use,"
said Sen. Dockery. "These peo-
ple should not be given the
chance to abuse their privilege
of parole and commit additional
crimes."
"This bill ends the revolving
door of justice for violent felony
offenders," said Rep. Negron.
"Violent predators must be kept
in prison, not released back into
our communities."

False Witness
"Law ,enforcement officers
must be able to rely on those
they question for information,
particularly when lives could be
at stake," said Sen. Atwater. "We
want to emphasize how impor-
tant it is that people are coopera-
tive and honest with authorities.
I applaud the Attorney General's
efforts in this regard."
"This bill provides a new


arrow in the law enforcement
quiver," said Rep. Grant. "Lying
to investigators will finally have a
penalty."

Safe Shelter
"The victims of domestic vio-
lence deserve as much protec-
tion as the law can provide.
Those who commit the most
heinous of crimes deserve the
toughest penalties the law can
provide," said Sen. Fasano. "I
applaud Attorney General Char-
lie Crist for his strong stance i
favor of victims and against t
criminal and look forward
working with my legislative
leagues to support the Att
General's criminal justice -
ties."
"Government's role is 0-
tect its citizens. When o tu-
nity arises to do just we
should act," said Rep. CI- l"It
is incumbent upon th cited
official to fulfill that action.
Therefore, I took the o rtunity
to bring about public icy that
will further protect s, of our
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