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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
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Volume 81,


At a Glance


New property
appraiser office opens
Kristina A. Kulpa, CFA, ASA,
Hendry County Property
Appraiser would like to
announce the opening of the
new Clewiston sub office,
which is located at 939 West
Sugarland Hwy the (old K-
mart Plaza). Our office is open
from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday.

Red, White
and Barbeque
The Dolly Hand Cultural
Arts Center invites you to
come and join the fun at Red,
White and Barbeque on Mon-
day, April 3 from 5-7 p.m.
catered by Sonny's of Clewis-
ton. Menu: Ribs, pulled pork,
and chicken baked beans,
mac and cheese, cole slaw,
dessert and beverage $15
adults and $8 children (under
12) take out is available. For
ticket call 1561.j 993-1160.
Tickets are still available for
the 7:30 p.m. performance of
Dallas Bras, tickets $20 adults,
$17 seniors, $5 students and
children.

Workshops coming
to Hendry County
Don't forget to schedule
one or both of the SBA work-
shops 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 ai-Johl+-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 (8631
675-6007 to RSVP. Space is lim-
ited so make your reservation
early.

Vision Hendry County
meeting planned
The second of three rounds
of our Vision Hendry County
2015 meetings are complete.
Attendance for the Clewiston
and LaBelle meetings was
nearly 200. Facilitators from
the Florida Conflict Resolu-
tion, under the Department of
Community Affairs, are ready
to take this project to the next
level. The final meeting to view
the results and planning that
went into this project will be in
LaBelle at the Civic Center on
Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. If
you have any questions
regarding this event, call the
Hendry County Economic.
Development Council office at
675-6007.


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Serving America's Sweetest Town since i50
Number 43 Thursday, March 30, 209o,


Impact fee draws no attention


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Little was
said in protest of raising city
impact fees for water services to
incoming developers, despite the
sentiments of some Floridians
who oppose the increase of fees
in expectation of new develop-
ment.
The increase in water impact
fees was met with virtually no
hassle as the Clewiston City
Commissioners held the public


hearing for the ordinance to
amend the "schedule of fees" for
water and sewer services for
development in the city limits.
According to a report refer-
enced on the city agenda, the rise
in impact fees is appropriate to
reflect the impact of capital costs
on the city's new water plant. As
a motion designed to address the
amplified cost of water plant con-
struction, the rise in impact fees
was introduced and adopted in
February, and scheduled for pub-


lic hearing on March 20.
The water impact fee increase
will allocate an estimated
$75,000 to $100,000 in additional
annual revenues a sum,
which will only partially supple-
ment the hefty debt to be paid for
the water plant, which is expect-
ed to be completed by August of
2007.
Among the new fees to be
charged by the city are $1,133 per
single-family residence; $680 per
1,000-square feet for office


space; $1,133 per 10 seats for
restaurant space; and $2,266 per
100 seats for church space.
The ordinance also deter-
mines that "the development
water and sewer fee for areas,
which service is provided by the
city located outside the corporate
limits of the city shall be 125 per-
cent of the amounts assessed for
a similar unit located within the
corporate limits of the city."
The recommendation to con-
sider raising the impact fees was


Pageantry: Jr. Miss Hendry County crowned


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Longtime
City Attorney John Yaun
announced plans to retire from
civic services at the end of
April, but said he will continue
to maintain offices and an
abstract and title company in
Clewiston.
Mr. Yaun has served as city
commission and general city
counsel for 22 years, since
being hired on a "probation-
ary" status by the commission
presided over by then-mayor
Fred Sikes.
"This has been a long pro-
bation," said Mr. Yaun to the
current commission.
.... A this poi ,,.you.all are
going into a new era. You are
going to have a lot of changes.
This will require a lot of dili-
gence from the city commis-
sion, a lot of diligence from the


INI/Ideybis Gonzalez
It was a moment of suspense when the final name was about to be called and it sure did
caught Kylie Pencarinna by surprise when the judges called out her name and was
crowned the 2006 Jr. Miss Hendry County on Tuesday, March 21 at the Hendry County
Fairgrounds.


Alexis Price, last year's Jr.
Miss Hendry County and
this year's 2006 Jr. Miss
Hendry County Kylie Pen-
carinna who was spon-
sored by Jimmy Pittman
Electric.


It was a night of royal beauty at the 2006 Jr. Miss Hendry
County Pageant on Tuesday, March 21, and the excitement
was heard by an audience roaring out their favorite while
the judges called out the final five finalist which were:
Shawnee Lester, Tiffany Clinard, Tonie Tolar, Kylie Pencar-
inna, and Crystal Postell.


based on an analysis and report
prepared by City Utilities Director
Kevin McCarthy. The report
authenticates and supports the
proposed increase.
Commissioners discussed the
ramifications of raising fees at the
final hearing before adopting the
ordinance in particular the cost
of building a church in the city
limits after the ordinance should
be passed.
City Attorney John Yaun
See Fees Page 12


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The First
Annual Spring Cleaning drive,
in an effort by the city of
Clewiston to target cluttered
city blocks for cleaning by vol-
unteers within the community,
has been scheduled for April
29, from 7:30 a.m. until noon.
The last Saturday in April
has been earmarked by the
city as "Community Cleanup
Day" in an effort to promote
community awareness and
advocacy in the effort to keep
the streets, alleyways, right-of-
ways, and open spaces of the
city clear of trash and debris.
According to Public Works
Director Sean Scheffler, the


staff, and require a lot of dili-
gence from your city attorney,"
said Mr. Yaun. "I don't have the
energy or the enthusiasm to do
that, so I am planning to retire,"
he said.
The effective date of the
retirement will beApril 30.
Mr. Yaun announced his
decision on Feb. 20, and
expressed the intention of giv-
ing the city commission
enough time to seek out a new
city attorney before his retire-
ment.
"Hopefully, I can be of bene-
fit in the transition, providing
information and whatever help
I can be," said Mr. Yaun.
While the city is still seeking
out applicants, there has been
no word yet as to any specific
names of potential replace-
ments for the city attorney.
See Retire- Page 12


city has reached a point at
which garbage buildup has
become so high that "the city
can only do so much."
In combination with the
initial devastation and res-
onating effects of Hurricane
Wilma, the regular habits of
Clewiston residents in particu-
lar areas have contributed to a
high amount of garbage being
left in open spaces within the
city.
Although the great majority
- of storm debris has been dis-
posed of, residual items that
are unlikely to have come
from storm damage are still
strewn across the city.
See Cleanup Page 12


14.72
feet
above sea
level


Index

Classifieds ....... 20-23
Opinion . . . .4
School .. .. : .9
Sports ..... . .14-15

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County feeding the world


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON In a ribbon
cutting ceremony this week at
Little Cypress Farm, one of
Hendry County's newest and
largest employers officially dedi-
cated its organic shrimp produc-
tion facilities to researcher and
co-founder Dr. Michael Werner.
Ocean Boy Farms has made a
home in Hendry County with
its primary hatchery, nursery and
raceways located at Little
Cypress and its headquarters
and shipping facilities located on
Airglades Road in Clewiston.
The shrimp produced by
Ocean Boy Farms are much larg-
er than average wild caught
shrimp, and the facility is organic
certified to produce shrimp free
of preservatives, additives, and
various other non-natural sub-
stances. According to Ocean Boy
President Steven Walton, the
technology being utilized by five-
year old company is allowing for
provision of "the best tasting,


Safest, healthiest and most envi-
ronmentally friendly shrimp,"
right here in Hendry County.
"Our closed system technolo-
gy allows us to purely grow
shrimp with improved health
and nutrition," said Mr. Walton.
"But this is just the beginning, for
.we believe our processes will
lead to further breakthroughs in
such things as lower cholesterol,
elevated concentrations of
omega-3 fatty acids and
increased antioxidant pigmenta-
tion, to name just a few," he said.
The shrimp are delivered
fresh to retailers and restaurants
throughout the world. Ocean
Boy shrimp are distributed to 150
restaurants and more than 1,500
gourmet, natural and mass mar-
ket food stores nationwide.
Stores offering Ocean Boy prod-
ucts include Wal-Mart and Pub-
lix, and the shrimp can also be
ordered online from Costco.com
for delivery. A listing of the
shrimp on the Costco site offered
six pounds of shrimp for $54.99.


The company employs a sig-
nificant number of county resi-
dents. Currently there are 80 full-
time employees; during harvest
season, which lasts from mid-
July to mid-December, the com-
pany enlists approximately 150
more seasonal employees.
According to Vice President Jay
Wilson, the facility will expand to
more than twice the current size
in the coming years. According
to the facilities management
executive, the growth of the
product on the market is expect-
ed to require a significant expan-
sion in order to accommodate
the market for fresh organic
shrimp.
Ocean Boy is indeed one of
the world's largest providers of
organic shrimp. From July to
December of 2006, Ocean Boy
Farms will harvest in excess of
two million pounds of organic
Pacific White shrimp.
The shrimp are born and
maintained in a completely
See Shrimp Page 12


IINI/DIII roiUan
From July to December of 2006, Ocean Boy Farms will harvest
in excess of two million pounds of organic Pacific White
shrimp.


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Obituaries


Ola-Vee Mimbs Platt
Ola-Vee Mimbs Platt, age 84, of
Lakeport, died Saturday, Feb. 18,
2006, at Okeechobee Health Care.
She was born Sept. 29, 1921, in
Lake Wales to George W. Sr. and
Mary Lillian Mimbs. Mrs. Platt was
a homemaker who came to Lake-
port from Lake Wales in 1953. She
was a member of Maple Grove
Baptist Church in Lakeport.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Nathan Platt and son,
Lewis Collins.
Survivors include three daugh-
ters, Helen Platt of Lakeport, Linda
Collins Palmer of New Mexico and
Annette Collins DeRoche of Lake
Wales; four sons, Roger (Alice)
Collins and Ronald (Jennie)
Collins, both of Lake Wales, Buddy
(Mary) Platt of South Carolina and
Dale (Tammy) Platt of Lakeport;
step-daughter, Lelia Prescott; four
stepsons, Nathan F. Platt and Wes-
ley F. Platt of Blountstown, Charles
Platt of Naples and Richard I. Platt
of Lakeport; 16 grandchildren; and,
12 great grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 21,
2006, from 5-7 p.m., at the Maple
Grove Baptist Church in Lakeport.
Funeral services were held Tues-
day, Feb. 21, 2006, at 7 p.m., at
Maple Grove Baptist Church in


Lakeport. Graveside services were
held Wednesday Feb. 22, 2006, at I
p.m., at Lake Wales Memorial
Cemetery in Lake Wales. All
arrangements were entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home & Cremato-
ry.

John H. Holbrook, Jr.
John H. Holbrook, Jr., age 77, of
Moore Haven, passed away March
16, 2006 in Lehigh Acres. He was
born Oct. 10, 1928 in Thornton, KY,
TO John Henry Holbrook and Fan-
nie Dene (Minton) Holbrook. John
graduated from Eastern Kentucky
University with a master's degree
in Education. He moved to Moore
Haven in 1961. He worked for the
Glades County School District, first
hired as supervising principal, later
principal for several years and then
in Administration/Transportation
until his retirement. John enjoyed
spending time with his family, fish-
ing, music, and travel.
Survivors include his wife Etta
Mae (Neal) Holbrook and sons
Roger (Cricket Ann) Holbrook,
Rodney (Denise) Holbrook and
Randal (Kim) Holbrook; grandchil-
dren, Heather, Angela Tiffany,
Devin and Nicolas, great-grandchil-
dren, Mason, Landon and Amy,


brother Howell Holbrook and sis-
ter Charlotte Griffith.
Funeral services were held
Monday, March 20, 2006 at 10 a.m.
at First Baptist Church of More
Haven with Reverend Sherrill
Tillery officiating. All arrangements
by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-
LaBelle.

John (Jack)
Telfer ToweUl
John (Jack) Telfer Towell, age
49, of West Palm Beach, Fla. for-
merly of Belle Glade, Florida. Died
at his home on Sunday March 19,
2006. John was born April 23, 1956
in Sanford, Florida to the late Lester
and Mary Elizabeth Towell. The
family moved to Belle Glade in
1958.
He graduated from Glades Cen-
tral High School followed by Palm
Beach Community College.
John was a registered nurse,
certified in psychiatric and mental
health and advanced cardiovascu-
lar life support. With a Certificate of
Completion in Domestic Violence,
Prevention of Medical Errors, Drug
Abuse and Osteoporosis.
John was preceded in death by
his parents Lester and Mary Eliza-
beth Towell in 1986 and his brother


Submitted to INI
Baez-Spring
Denise Robbins of Lake Worth, Florida, and Roger Spring of Hyde Park, Massachusetts,
announce the engagement of their daughter, Cristi Lee Spring, to Israel 'Boo' Baez, III,
son of Israel and Cindy Baez of Belle GladeL. Cristi is a 1996 graduate of Wellington High
School. She is currently employed by Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches. Boo
is a 1999 graduate of Glades Day School. He is currently employed by the Belle Glade
Police Department. The wedding ceremony is planned for April 22, 2006, and will be held
at the Belle Glade Alliance Church. The couple will reside in Palm Springs, Florida.


Fred Towell in 1993. John is sur-
vived by George L. Towell (Gail)
Lake City, Fla.; Maxine Parson
(Tony), Ponce de Leon, Fla.; Ray
W Towell (Jennifer) Stuart, Fla.;
Jeanne Woodard (Bobby), Belle
Glade; Mary Frances Alford (Tony),
Branford, Fl.
Also, aunts, uncles, nephews,
nieces, cousins, co-workers and
friends who will truly miss him.
Services were held Friday March
25, 2006 at Glades Funeral Chapel
Belle Glade.

Christopher
Wayne Carden
Christopher Wayne Carden, 46,
of Belle Glade, died Saturday,
March 18,2006 at his home in Belle
Glade. Chris was born in Albany,
Georgia in 1959. He owned and
operated a home improvement
and computer business. Chris was
also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his loving
mother, Grace Eberle of Belle
Glade; father, Willie Carden, Jr;
son, Christopher Shane Carden;
brother Greg Carden; sister-in-law,
Jerry Carden, and beloved friends,
Jetson Morgan, of Belle Glade;
David Baker, Joanie St. John.
Funeral services were held Fri-
day, March 24, 2006 in Albany,
Georgia. All arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel-Belle Glade.

John Billie, Sr.
John Billie, Sr., age 67, died
March 24, 2006 at the Big Cypress
Seminole Indian Reservation. He
was born Feb. 5, 1939 in Dade
County, Florida. He was a resident
of the Big Cypress Seminole Indian
Reservation for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 40
years, Louise Billie; his children,
Irene Jimmie, Almira (Ronnie) Bil-
lie, Sr., Loraine Billie, John (Esther
Gropher) Billie Jr., and Carol
(Raleigh) Osceola. In addition, he
is survived by 18 grandchildren,
Wendy Jimmie Patricia Osceola,
Jessie Jimmie, Byron Billie, Kather-
ine Billie, Klaressa Osceola,
Heather Billie, Chelsea Mountain,
Tiffany Billie, Ronnie Billie, Jr,
Alfred Billie, Natasha Billie, Kristin
Billie, Shawna Billie, Dannee Billie,
Bradley Osceola, Caitlin Osceola,
and Brandi Osceola. E is also sur-
vived by 10 great-grandchildren,
Monique Jimmie, Michelle Jimmie,
Jazmine Billie, Precious Jimmie,
Barbara Jimmie, Ramona Jimmie,
Andrew Bowers, Jr. Maria Villar-
real, Avery Bowers and Rickela
Rodriguez.
Graveside services took place


Sunday, March 26, 2006 at the Big
Cypress Cemetery on the Big
Cypress Indian Reservation Pastor
Vincent Micco officiated.
All arrangements were under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Crematory.

Mavis JoAnn Alley
Mavis JoAnn Alley, age 53, of
Clewiston, passed away March 20,
2006 in Clewiston. She was born
Nov. 10, 1952 in Miami, the daugh-
ter of the late Loran Jay and the late
Mavis Bell (Jones) Fleming. She
was a bookkeeper, employed by


Stanton Mobile Homes and a "pag-
eant mom" with the Miss Hendry
County Pageant.
Survivors include three daugh-
ters, Melissa Gail Alley, of Clewis-
ton, Andrea Lynn Hoyer, of Angola,
IL, Dana Jo Alley of Clewiston and
one sister Judy (Maurice) Langston
of Crawfordville, FL, grandsons
Zackary Ronquillo and Kaleb Jay
Hoyer.
Funeral services were held Fri-
day, March 24, 2006 at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home -Clewiston with
Reverend Maurice Langston offici-
ating. All arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.


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Belle Glade nursery cared for children of ag workers


Edited by MaryAnn Morris
This material was sent to
Independent Newspapers of
Florida by Nellie Ruth Woodruff
of Belle Glade. Ms. Woodruff said
that when the Belle Glade Library
was remodeled, many of the
boxes of historical materials
found were stored by Ruth Irv-
ing, also of Belle Glade. Accord-
ing to Ms. Woodruff, at this time
the author is unknown, although
a page from the Belle Glade Her-
ald, now defunct, dated Dec. 9,
1965, showing photos of some of
the people who worked day in
and day out to care for the chil-
dren of migrant farm workers,
was also found. The story of the
Belle Glade Community Center
and the good done by so many
citizens is told here. If anyone
knows who the writer is, please
let us know.
"The material from which
these stories were taken was
found preserved in the Belle
Glade City Library. The scrap-
books are titled, "Report of the
Belle Glade Community Center,
Inc." Information from the scrap-
books has been confirmed by
interviews with people who initi-
ated and worked in this pioneer
project. This is a tribute to the cit-
izens of Belle Glade who cared
enough about deprived children
to become personally involved.


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history




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"The year 1939 in the small
agricultural community of Belle
Glade marked an important
event in the history of child care
for the young children of agricul-
tural workers in this area. In that
year the first nursery, established
and sponsored by the Belle
Glade Community Center, Inc.
first opened its doors in the
American Legion Hall for twenty-
four hour care of the infants and
children whose parents worked
in the packing houses.
"Mrs. Edith E. Lowery, execu-
tive secretary of the Council of
Women for Home Missions visit-
ed Belle Glade to find a space for
a nursery center for children of
migrant workers like those
which already operating in 14
other states. This non-profit
organization was formed for the
sole purpose of establishing and
maintaining the child care center.
Its membership was made up


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were becoming concerned and
alarmed over the indifferent care
that the babies and young chil-
dren of the agricultural migrant
families received. Many of the
children and babies were left in
locked cars while parents were at
work. Young children were often
left to care for themselves while
their parents struggled to make a
living in the packinghouses or
fields.
"So, the Belle Glade commu-
nity Center, Inc. was formed. The
late Arthur Wells, mayor of Belle
Glade, Marie Bregger and Luther
Jones were the officers. This
non-profit organization was
formed for no purpose other
than starting and maintaining the
child care center. All civic clubs,
all churches, all packing houses,
all businesses and many individ-
uals were members. The center
operated 24 hours a day, seven
days a week from March 15 to
May 20, 1939. Fifty children were
enrolled with an average atten-
dance of thirty. Most of the chil-
dren stayed all night and received
care 24 hours a day, seven days a
week.
"Ralph Freeman, another
Belle Glade citizen was project
manager. Miss Alicia Fisher, a
kindergarten primary teacher,
was sent by the Home Missions
to be head of the project. Miss
Fisher was assisted by a staff:
Barbara Blakely, a registered
nurse, Mabel Rashley and Doris
Read, nursery assistants, Maude
Royals, cook and Mary Luther,
cleaning girl. These staff member
worked seven days a week with
only one day off every two
weeks.
"It was a heavy schedule but
they did it. Volunteer service to
the nursery by the people of
Belle Glade was monumental.
Dr. William Buck, the late bene-
factor of Belle Glade, examined
the children on admittance and
visited them every day. County
health officials also assisted. .
The late Mrs. Mary J. White,
Iolunrteer assistant who was 76
years old then, appeared on
opening day and offered her
services. She helped prepare and
serve noon day and evening
meals and would not leave at
night until the dishes were done.


She gave of her services because
she firmly believed in the nursery
and she had a sincere desire to
serve others.
"It would have been impossi-
ble to open the nursery without
the services and equipment
donated by local organizations
and individuals.
"The packing houses sent
fresh vegetables as well as a
monthly check. Civic organiza-
tions and businesses helped with
-money, supplies and equipment
as did many caring individuals.
Various Women's' Missionary
Societies in Florida and else-
where soon began to make con-
tributions.
"The children were given
three good meals a day and fruits
and more vegetables from indi-
viduals. Vegetables came from
the packing houses, milk from
local dairies and the Agricultural
Experiment Station, meat from
local markets and fruits and veg-
etables by individuals, food sur-
plus from the Works Progress
Administration (WPA, a federal
program begun during the
administration of President
Franklin D. Roosevelt).
"The nursery staff took great
prided in improving the health of
the children. With the help of
their nurse and local doctors,
good food and tender loving
care, the children were soon
glowing with health and well-
being.
"The story is related of baby
Carl. When he was brought to
the nursery he had the cry of a
six week-old baby, no facial
expression and no strength to
kick and react as a baby his age
should. His mother had been
feeding him a formula of one
ounce of mild to seven ounces of
water. After a few weeks of a
good baby diet at the center he
was reacting, kicking vigorously
and trying to sit up.
"There was a kindergarten
program for the older children
during each day while the
younger children had their own
program of supervised activities
and play. The children's parents,
who worked so long and hard,
were very grateful for the care
lavished on their babies and chil-
dren. Word of the good works for
migrant worker's children in
Belle Glade spread.
"Soon, a steady stream of visi-
tors, both local and out of town,
came to visit the nursery. Then
they left greatly impressed, they
knew Without a doubt that the
people of Belle Glade were effec-
tively meeting a great need.
Every business proudly displayed
orange posters which
announced, "We support the
Belle Glade Community Center."


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treasures at fest


By Bill Fabian

CLEWISTON In celebra-
tion of the 20th Annual Sugar
Festival, the Clewiston Public
Library will be hosting this year's
Sugar Festival "Sweet Taste of
Sugar" recipe contest.
Last year's contest was a
huge success, and food entries
and participants were featured
on a culinary documentary of
hometown festival delights on
the Food Network the year
before.
According to Library Director
Barbara Oeffner, there are seven
categories: Cakes, pies, cookies
and brownies, sweet breads,
candies, youth and sweet cre-
ations such as, jellies, jams,
sauces, puddings, or any other
recipe using sugar.
The dizzying array of sugary
treats will be anyone's to take, as
each entry will be available at a
silent auction after the judging
during the Sugar Festival.
The prizes are: Best of Show
- $250; Second Prize $150;
Third Prize 100; and $75 for
the other four finalists for "Best
of" category.
The entries will be judged this
year by Ted Byrd, Finance Direc-


tor, City of Clewiston; L. J. Mar-
golis, Glades Columnist for the
Neighborhood Post section of
the Palm Beach Post; previous
contest winner Maria Antunez;
Toni Couse, President of the
Library Advisory Board; and Sue
Vaughn, Literacy Coordinator.
The judges will grade the
entries for up to five points for
presentation or appearance, up
to five points for originality or
creativity, and up to 10 points for
taste, and then sold at a silent
auction. A cookbook will be
compiled from the recipes and
offered for sale.
The event takes place at the
Sugar and Spice Room at the
Clewiston Inn on Saturday, April
22, at 8:00 a.m.
Pick up your entry form at the
Clewiston or Harlem Libraries,
the First United Methodist
Church, the Clewiston Inn, City
Hall, or the Clewiston Chamber
of Commerce.
Entries can be e-mailed to
SweetTasteRecipe@aol.com,
faxed to the Clewiston Library,
(863) 983-9194, or mailed to the
Clewiston Library, 120 West
Osceola Avenue, Clewiston,
Florida 33440.


What is God like?


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
There's a story about a young
child who was vigorously color-
ing a picture. His brother noticed
the boy's concentration and
asked what he was drawing.
Without losing a moment's
momentum, the boy replied, "A
picture of God!"
In perfect brotherly fashion,
the brother replied, "Nobody
knows what God looks like!" The
younger boy responded as he was
working on his drawing, "They
will shortly!"
What does God look like? If
asked, how would you describe
God? One person I know
describes God as a 2x4 in his life:
"When I get too haughty, He puts
me down in my place. When I get
too low, He props me up. When I
get weary, He's there to lean on."
Another friend used a little
more personal description: "The
saying, 'Put your big girl panties
on and deal with it' is over my
desk and had new meaning for
me today. I looked at that and
thought it should really say, 'Put
you God panties on and deal with
it.' That's a thought. He's up close
and personal and doesn't mind
being places other people would
not want to be. He's colorful, fits
all sizes. He's there in 'tight
cracks' and He. moves with you
no matter where you go. He does-
n't want us to go around naked so
He clothes us in His panties of
love and He would never approve
of a thong because He never
wants anything to put a wedge
between us and Him."
How would you describe God?


At first I wasn't sure I related fully
to the previous descriptions, but
in further thought, both speak of a
personal interactive relationship
with God on a very real everyday
way. In my heart, I believe that
our God wants an up close and
personal relationship with us.
That means a relationship on a
level we can embrace and com-
municate with even on an
earthy level.
How would you describe your
relationship -with God? Many
times we can help express our
relationship through relating to
everyday things with which are
familiar. One of my favorite illus-
trations of this compares God
with commercials. You can prob-
ably tell how dated this illustration
is by the commercials, but in my
dated life, they still connect with
me!
God is like Bayer Aspirin He
works miracles! God is like Ford
- He's got a better idea. God is
like Coke He's the real thing.
God is like Hallmark Cards He
cares enough to send His very
best.
And it continues! God is like
Tide He gets the stains out that
others leave behind. God is like
General Electric He brings
good things to life. God is like
Alka-Seltzer try him, you'll like
Him. God is like Scotch Tape -
you can't see Him, but you know
He's there. God is like Allstate -
you're in good hands with Him.
Let me close with one of my all
time favorites: God is like Dial
Soap. Aren't you glad you have
Him? Don't you wish everybody
did?
Think about it!


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Finding satisfaction and happiness


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewis-
ton
One young man I knew had
an excellent job and a bright
future. He was a graduate in
computer sciences and worked
for a major employer in his field
- bright, personable, with a
sense of humor and a good
manager of money. I would see
him with his girlfriend from time
to time.
The problem was that she
was married to someone else.
He was willing to accept never
having a Christmas with her or
having to see her when it was
possible for her to get out. She
was having problems with her
marriage, but did not want to
leave it. "George" was willing to
live with the situation until, after
ultimatums and trying to "hang
in there" he committed suicide
one day. His parents were dou-
bly affected the rest of the
family suffered from illnesses
that did not affect "George" and
they hoped that he would be the
one to carry on the family name


one day.
I regarded this loss as a tragic
waste something that was
affected by a relationship that
was doomed from the begin-
ning. It was a simple problem
about a Biblical interdiction
"Thou shalt not covet (Exodus
20:17). "The root of the problem
was perhaps something else I
think that "George" like many
people believe that they are
somehow powerless when it
comes to "love." They feel smit-
ten by someone and assume
that they cannot say no to this
overwhelming emotion that
keeps all of their attention,
affects their appetites, drives
them to steal time away from
obligations, spend long hours
on the phone and generally dis-
rupts their lives.
There are songs about "Can't
help myself" and all sorts of folk
stories about unlikely couples
that seem to be drawn together
beyond their control. There are
also songs and sayings about
"two feet on the ground" and
recognizing that emotions must
have limits. For many years, I
kept a saying on my desk, "Love


is devotion, not emotion."
It was attributed to someone
who spent her life being com-
mitted to her faith. I'm not sure
whether she was talking about
worldly love or religious devo-
tion, but my experience let me
know that it applied to both. The
couples that make their lives a
success together can quickly tell
you about the emotional highs
and lows, the temptations and
the times when they might have
been ready to throw in the
towel, but they will add "we
stuck it out" and that brought
the kind of satisfaction possibly
only when two people are
devoted to each other.
When devotion is not possi-
ble, for whatever reason, I can-
not look for emotions to smooth
things over and make a relation-
ship lasting and satisfying. The
emotions that bring about temp-
tations, doubts, flirtations and
start people on slippery slopes
can lead to anger, frustration,
and tragedy.
When love is viewed as devo-
tion, and is devotion, there
comes with it the "insulation"
needed to see what attracts in


another perspective. Attractions
are attractive, yes, but maybe
they won't lead anywhere and
maybe they'll cause more prob-
lems than they're worth.
The Christian story that "God
so loved the world" is about a
God that was devoted to his peo-
ple sticking with them
through thick and thin, sharing
their joys, picking them up
when they were down, helping,
forgiving, enjoying watching
them grow but never going
off and saying, "I can only give
you half" or "there is a limit to
what I will share."
That's what it is about ulti-
mately and the example set for
us. I have only a little knowledge
of the person that said, "Love is
devotion, not emotion."
I have an image of someone
who spent her life quietly, living
with solitude, spending a lot of
time praying and helping others,
but she sure seemed to know
something about people. I
believe she got her insights from
her faith she shared it and it
spoke to me and I think speaks
to countless others too.


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Is it true
that animals only see in black
and white? Thanks, Moe in Paho-
kee.
A: Hey
Moe! No it is
not all the way
true. There are
a few excep-
tions, and cer-
tain species
are more
prone to black
and white Doc
sight than oth- Savvy
ers. Many ani-
mals see different variations or
shades of gray, which is related
to blue and shades thereof. Also,
there are many different hues of
white, for example, ivory, off-
white, and even cream. So, no,
it's not all black and white, but
many shades in between. Hope


that answers your question Moe.
Take care, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I have a
very long hair dog named Rex. I
was thinking of shaving him
down for the summer. He does
spend a lot of time outside. Do I
have to worry about sunburn?
Thank you, Sara in The Acreage.
Hello Sara! Yes you may have
to worry about Rex getting a
sunburn. A thick coat can pro-
tect from the heat, sun or cold -
a sort of insulation. If your dog's
coat is thick and matted or if he
has a skin problem, a shave
down just may be the thing to
do. Make sure, however, that he
does not spend too much time in
the sun, or he will get burned.
This is a painful and uncomfort-
able problem for dogs too!
White dogs may not feel as
much heat as a black dog,


because black attracts the sun,
while white reflects it. Neverthe-
less, a white dog is more prone
to skin conditions such as skin
cancers, so do be careful. As
always in the summer, make
sure your dog does not spend
too much time in the summer
heat. Heat stroke is a big issue
and can result in a horrible
death. Make sure your dog has


plenty of shade, ventilation, and
water if spending time outside in
the hot sun. Try to avoid sun
times between 11 a.m. and 3
p.m. that's the strongest sun!
Hope that helps Sara. Best wish-
es, Doc Savvy.
Be sure to e-mail your pet
questions to DocSavvy@aol.com
and check out your pet answers
weekly in The Pet Corner.


Dear editor:
Project Graduation 2006
would like to thank the Clewiston
Elks Club for their generous con-
tributions to our Fish Fry Fundrais-
er. A special thanks to John, Will,
Allen, Marlin, Greg, Snook, Penny
and the Rudd girls for their hard
work to make the fundraiser a big


success. We are so fortunate to
live in a town like Clewiston
where our community members
and organizations are such strong
supporters of our youth as well as
our friends and families in need.
Thankyou, again,
Senior parents of 2006 Project
Graduation


Water ruling protects fish and wildlife


NAPLES An administrative
judge has ruled in favor of the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection's efforts to
reserve water for fish and wildlife
protection and Everglades
restoration under Florida Water
Law. The March 24 ruling is a vic-
tory for the environment in
Southwest Florida because it
upholds the intent of Florida
Water Law that water flows, in
the Caloosahatchee River for
instance, can be reserved for
restoration of natural systems
from use by new development or
agricultural irrigation.
Two years ago, the Association
of Florida Community Develop-
ers (AFCD) filed a challenge to a
proposed rule by the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (FDEP), which was an
effort to apply the provision in


Florida Water Law allowing
water management districts to
reserve water from consumptive
use permits for protection of fish
and wildlife and public health.
AFCD and its members, which
include .many of the largest
Southwest Florida developers,
first tried to amend the statute in
the legislature over the course of
two legislative sessions to make
fundamental changes to Florida
Water Law. The challenged por-
tions of the Water Reservations
Rule were upheld by the adminis-
trative judge and by final order of
FDEP.
The rule elaborates on the
purposes for which the Water
Management Districts may
reserve water from consumptive
use permits, including to protect
state parks and public lands and
Outstanding Florida Waters, and


to prevent sinkhole formation
and saltwater intrusion. It also
allows for water officials to
reserve water that will be made
available by future resource
restoration projects, including
Everglades Restoration.
"This is an important win for
southwest Florida. The environ-
ment and development are not
mutually exclusive. If too much
water is siphoned from our rivers
during the dry season for human
use, then our bays and estuaries
suffer, which impacts our
tourism-based economy, as well
as our sport fishing businesses."
stated Andrew McElwaine, Presi-
dent and CEO of the Conservancy
of Southwest Florida. "Water is
clearly the lifeblood of our region,
and we, along with our partners
in this case, are pleased that the
judge has reaffirmed the impor-


tance of protecting natural sys-
tems in Florida Water Law."
Four environmental groups
and two water management dis-
tricts intervened in the hearing in
support of the FDEP and provided
legal counsel and other support
to the defense of the Water Reser-
vations Rule: Conservancy of
Southwest Florida, The National
and Florida Audubon Societies,
the Everglades Foundation, and
the St. John's River and South
Florida Water Management Dis-
tricts. The groups are hopeful that
the AFDC will not appeal the deci-
sion and will continue to work
toward the adoption of an effec-
tive water resources rule.
The Conservancy of South-
west Florida is based in Naples.
Its mission is to preserve
Southwest Florida's natural envi-
ronment now and forever.


Conservancy buys land for restoration project


ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -
The Nature Conservancy
announced March 22, 2006 that it
has purchased 1,646 acres of
land along the old Kissimmee
River, including a prime section
of Paradise Run, to advance
important goals of the Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Plan (CERP). Paradise Run is
prime habitat and a top priority
for protection under the Lake
Okeechobee Watershed Project
of the CERP. The site is part of the
original Kissimmee River flood-
plain and presents a unique
opportunity .for habitat restora-
tion. The Conservancy bought
the land on behalf of the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) for transfer at a
later date.
The property is located across
Route 78 northwest of Lake
Okeechobee, the largest freshwa-
ter lake in the southeastern Unit-
ea States and a central compo-
nent of the vast interconnected
aquatic ecosystem in south Flori-
da. The Nature Conservancy will
eventually sell the land to the
SFWMD when funds become
available.
"This land'came on the mar-
ket at an unplanned moment, but
one very timely for restoration of
these important Everglades sys-


teams. We appreciate The Nature
Conservancy providing assis-
tance in acquiring this priority
tract at this critical time," said
Ruth Clements, director of the
SFWMD Land Acquisition
Department.
"The conservation value of
this acquisition is not only the
protection of top priority habitat
for the CERP but the enormous
contribution to restoration of
related aquatic sites and abating
threats to them," said Victoria
Tschinkel, Florida director of The
Nature Conservancy.
"The site supports several fed-
erally listed threatened or endan-
gered species, such as bald eagle,
snail kite, crested caracara and
wood stork, and supports 20 state
listed species, including many
wading birds. This is a golden
opportunity for ecosystem
restoration," said Steve Schubert
of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice.
"Paradise Run appears to have
earned its name through abun-
dant wildlife resources," said
Paul Gray, Audubon's Lake Okee-
chobee Watershed Program
coordinator. "A number of signifi-
cant wading birds and ducks
have been found there, as well as
vigorous fish populations."
The Nature Conservancy is a


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Letter to the Editor


Thursday, March 30, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


OPINION








Thursday, March 30, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Sheriff's Office arrests Glades County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report


robbery suspect
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza


PAHOKEE While investi-
gating a robbery at a home in
Pahokee, police found their way
to a juvenile suspect, arresting
him on charges of theft. Police
recovered the stolen property
from the suspect, including
property stolen from six other
homes throughout the city.
Deputy Michael Farley with
the Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office made the arrest Saturday
after investigating the most
recent break in. A rash of burgla-
ries through the course of two
weeks had been reported lead-
ing up to the arrest.
According to law enforce-
ment officials, the suspects'
M.O. consisted of daytime bur-
glaries of homes. Detectives say
residents sometimes left for
short periods of time in one
case as little as 30 minutes -
and returned to find their homes
broken into and their property
stolen in the daring heists.
The robbers were able to
make away with a variety of
items, including Playstation con-
soles, CD players, stereo equip-
ment and various other pieces of
high-priced electronics.
The suspects" luck ran out
Saturday, when police arrested
him and got him to confess to
the rest of the burglaries on
Apple Ave. and Cyprus Ave., to
name a few locations. The sus-
pect took police to a residence
where the stolen goods were


"People shouldn't take
for granted the fact
that it is daytime and
their homes won't be
broken into."
- Sergeant Duncan Kinlaw

being stored and told police that
he had not acted alone in the
burglaries.
Police are now looking for his
partners in crime three indi-
viduals who also participated in
the burglaries. The investigation
is on going, with more arrests
and further charges to be pur-
sued, according to Sergeant
Duncan Kinlaw.
The sergeant asks residents in
the meantime to be wary and
vigilant while leaving their hous-
es during the day. He urges
homeowners to be careful,
given the nature of the crimes
and the fact that they have
occurred in the daytime, as
opposed to at night.
"People shouldn't take for
granted the fact that it is daytime
and their homes won't be bro-
ken into," Sergeant Kinlaw said.
If you have any information
on the robberies, you are asked
to contact the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office at 996-1670 or
Crimestoppers at '(800) 458-
TIPS.


Editor's note: Any individual
listed in the arrest reports, do not
indicate guilt. Any one wishing to
contact the newspaper upon
final disposition of their case,
may do so for publication.
March 18
Carlos DeLeon, 36, of Clewis-
ton, was arrested by deputy Jason
Griner on an active warrant for
Hendry County and active war-
rant from Dade County. He
remains in custody without privi-
lege of bond.
March 19
Ricardo Romoa, 18, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Sgt. Don
Salo on the charge of aggravated
battery (domestic violence). He
was later ROR'ed.
Carlos DeLeon, 36, of Clewis-
ton was arrested by Deputy
Steven McKinley on an active war-


rant from Dade County. He
remains in custody without privi-
lege of bond.
March 20
Michael Brown, 52, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by Deputy
Belinda Pottorff on an active war-
rant for vehicular homicide. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $25,000.
March 21
Robert Niles, 42, of Punta
Gorda was arrested by deputy
Richard Ermeri on the charges of
resisting .officer without violence,
possession of meth and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $10,000.
Robert Niles, .42, of Punta
Gorda, was arrested by Sgt.
Dwayne McQuaid on two Char-
lotte County warrants, a Levy


Crime Stoppers


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County needs the help of the
community to help locate a want-
ed fugitive as of March 24, 2006.
His name is Corey Harris, alias:
Corey Slydell; "Rawheen". He is
described as a black male, D.O.B:
April 21, 1969 He is six-feet tall
and weighs 170 pounds he has
black hair and brown eyes. He
has scar on upper right arm. His
last known address is Padgett Ct.,
Pahokee his last known occupa-
tion is laborer.
He is wanted for Felony-- Fail-
ure to appear domestic bat-
tery; possession of marijuana;
possession of cocaine; violation
of probation; possession of


cocaine. Failure to appear rob-
bery and burglary with
assault/battery.
Failure to
appear -
resisting officer
without vio- .
lence.
If you
should have .
any informa- ..
tion or know '
the where- Corey
about of, Harris
please call
Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS
(8477). You may remain anony-
mous and could be eligible for
cash reward.


Dealers accused of selling dangerous cars


ORLANDO Tom Gallagher,
Florida's chief financial officer,
last week announced the arrests
of two Central Florida men
accused of defrauding auto
insurers and reselling dangerous
cars to unsuspecting buyers. Mr.
Gallagher is seeking more than
$1 million in restitution.
"This is a growing and trou-
bling problem in Florida-we
saw similar scams like this
appear in the wake of recent
hurricanes, as flooded and hurri-
cane-damaged vehicles began
appearing on used car lots," sa ii
Mr Gallagher, who oversees ther
Department -'Hl Fin'Acial Sel-
vices' Di\ sion of Insurance
Fraud (DIF), which led the inves-
tigation. "These schemes endan-
ger the lives'of the unsuspecting
citizens who buy these cars, put
dangerous and unsafe vehicles
on our roads and highways, and
cause increases in the auto
insurance premiums Floridians
pay."
Hanford Andrew Sutter,
owner and operator of Orlando-
based Total Fleet Solution (TFS),
along with Andrew Dinda, a TFS
employee, are charged with
engaging in a scheme to defraud


in addition to numerous counts
of filing false and fraudulent
insurance claims, grand theft,
and uttering forged documents.
TFS was operating as an unli-
censed third-party administrator
and was contracted to appraise
damage on some rental cars and
file claim's for the damage with
auto insurance companies.
Sutter and Dinda billed auto
insurers nearly $800,000 in inflat-
ed damage estimates on
wrecked rental car vehicles that
they billed as a total loss to col-
lect' higher payments from the
insurance companies. -Then, to
avoid the branding of "salvage"
or "rebuilt" on the cars' titles, the
men sold the damaged cars to
car dealers who resold the cars
to unsuspecting buyers. Detec-
tives found that most of the
appraisals of the wrecked rental
vehicles were completed by
viewing photographs of the
damaged vehicles, with no on-
site inspections by TFS adjusters.
The charges stem from .a
joint investigation by DIF, the
National Insurance Crime
Bureau (NICB), and the Depart-
ment of Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). The


charges are being prosecuted by
the Ninth Judicial Circuit's Office
of the State Attorney. Additional
arrests are anticipated.
Mr. Gallagher is urging Florid-
ians to check if the Vehicle Iden-
tification Number (VIN) on their
vehicle matches any of the esti-
mated 120 vehicles re-sold as
part of this scheme. The VIN, a
multi-digit, 17-character alpha-
numeric identifier that establish-
es a vehicle's unique identifica-
tion, is usually located on the
driver's side of the dashboard,
visible through the windshield as
well as on the inside door panel,
and included in title or. loan doc-
uments. To check the VIN, visit
www.fldfs.com and click on
"Fleet vehicle resell scheme VIN
CHECK." If a match is indicated,
the consumer will be directed to
call their local DHSMV office.
In addition to the web site for
consumers who may have pur-
chased one of these damaged
vehicles, Gallagher last year cre-
ated "Car Check,"
http://www.fldfs.com/CarCheck/
CarCheck.asp, to help all Florida
auto buyers check vehicle histo-
ries before making a purchase.
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County warrant. He remains in
custody without privilege of
bond.
March 24
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chobee was arrested by SPD offi-
cer Morgan on an active Okee-
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modern day flow
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the lake through a
series of canals.


1891 Hamilton Disston
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SOUTH FLORIDA WATERSHED TIMELINE
1845 Florida becomes a state. Congress later grants 500,000 acres of land to the state for "internal
improvements."
1850 The federal government conveys the udes to 20 mnullion acres of sovereign lands and wedands to
the state of Florida through an act that transferred all "land unfit [or cultivation due to its swampy and
overflowed condition."
1881 To save the state from bankruptcy, thde Board of Trustees of the State Internal Improvement Trust
Fund sells 4 million acres in central and south Florida to Hamilton Disston of Philadelphia for $1 million.
The conditions of the sale require that Mr. Disston drain land to attract agricultural development.
1881 A channel is dredged from the head waters of the Caloosahatchee to Lake Okeechobee. This
process connects three lakes to Lake Okeechobee by a 22 foot wide fite foot deep canal. Prior to this the
lakes had been separated by marshy grasslands. The canal provides a navigable channel for steam boats
from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico. This opens up the region to economic development.
1882 The Okeechobee Land Company and the Atlantic and Gulf Coast Canal Companies attempt to
drain the Everglades. They dig 11 miles of canal south of Lake Okeechobee in the direction of Miami.
1902 The Kissimmee River Navigation Project is authorized by Congress. (The project, which was com-
pleted in 1909, created a channel 3 feet deep by 30 feet wide following the winding Kissimmee River for
109 miles.)
1906 Governor Napolean Bonaparte Broward pushes through a $250.000 tax-supported plan to cre-
ate the Everglades Drainage District and to dig a 200 foot wide canal between Lake Okeechobee and the
Saint Lucie River. The first project begins in 1901 with the construction of the New River canal that reach-
es from Lake Okeechobee to Fort Lauderdale. Between 1907 and 1929. the state spends $18 million and
built -140 miles of canals and levees.
1917 Four canals are dug, dissecting the Everglades. These canals run southeast end of Lake
Okeechobee towards Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami.
1924 Drainage. drying, and oxidation of the peat soils south of Lake Okeechobee mean the exposed
soil is rapidly wearing away, causing flooding of the surrounding croplands.
1926 A hurricane floods South Florida. killing approximately 300 people.
1928 A hurricane causes a storm surge in Lake Okeechobee. drowning nearly 2,000 people in the area
south of Lake Okeechobee.
1932 The Hoover Dike is constructed around Lake Okeechobee to contain further floods, and the
Okeechobee Waterway (a 155-mile-long waterway from the Gulf of Mexico to the Adantic Ocean bx way
of the Caloosahatchee River. Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie Canal) is authorized
1935 The Moore Haven Lock is built on the Caloosahatchee River.
1936 The Army Corps of Engineers dredgs the Caloosahatchee to a depth of six feet.
1943-44 Severe drought and decades of drainage take their toll on the river of grass. Wildfires spread
through the Everglades, consuming the organic soils.
1947 1.3 million acres are dedicated to the Everglades National Park, by President Truman. making it
the first national park established because of its biological wonders.
1947 Record rainfall 100 inches between March and November combined with two hurricanes and
a tropical storm result in the "Great Florida Flood" which covers 5 million acres with water, and leaves
residents of South Florida pleading with state and federal officials for help with flood control.


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1948 Conress passes [he Flood Control Act and creates the Centi-al and SOUthern Flood
m Cont I Project (CSF). This svstein extends froin Orlando in [he nor[h LO the EvergladesAn
he so"uth and includes most 'intlows and outflows to and from Lake Okeechobee a's well as
parts of the tipper St. Johns River. The system is to be designed and constructed by die U.S.
Army'Corps of Engineers and operated 'and maintained bv the stare. N CiLizen's Comnii-tte.e.-
oil Water C,3ntTc)l fs appointed by Gov. Millard F. Caldvell to deterniine the most appropri-,
ate state organization to meet the conditions of the Central and Southern Project.
1949 The Legislature creates the Central and Southern Florida Flood COnLrol DistAct to
assume respo!isibility for the CSE The group takes over the duties ot the Okeecbobee_ Flood
Control District and, by 1955. LheN- also take over assets and liabdit7R:s of the Everglade's
Drainage District.
1950 In response to flooding along die Caloosahatchee River, vork begins on, plans t4a
straighten and deepen the river Lc) 8 feeL
1961 The COE a ain dredges die Caloosahatchee River.. to`(-ontrol flooding,,hi-Lhe__'r1Yex-,
area. The dredgingleaves the river a 65 inile ton 425 foot yvide, 25 fhA-)tdeep. 6aifibel.Th6"
Calooiahatchee RiVer is now known as C-43 canN:
19OR response to the demand for flood control in he deveiclp..ed, areas (r6lnd the
Kissiijanve -Chain" of Lakes and in the Kissimmee River baiin, the Kissijumee Ri& is chan-
64iied. B!et%een:1962-ancl 1971, t-he United States ArinyC oiriys of
liel'tied -the Ki.',sirqmee River and created a-130 foot dee 300;footwide,6tn&`1q-_a#, upage
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'Dredging, ditching and diking' changed South Florida's watershed


By Katrina Elsken
South Florida suffers fron
water woes. Some areas havi
too little and face water restric
tions. Other areas have toc
much freshwater threatening to
flood homes or damage saltwa
ter estuaries.
The state's history is filled
with "the three Ds" ditching
dredging and diking all well
intentioned changes to the natu
ral systems, which often hac
unintended results.
In 1880, the fledgling State o
Florida was bankrupt. The Civi
War had taken its toll. The Flori
da Internal Improvement Func
was obligated to the bondhold
ers of the railroad and cana
companies, who had beer
ruined by the devaluation of the
Confederate currency. But Flori-
da had assets.
When Florida was giver
statehood in 1845, Congress
deeded the state 500,000 acres.
Five years later, the federal gov-
ernment gave the state of Florida
20 million acres of swampy land
deemed "unfit for cultivation
due to its swamp and over-
flowed condition."
The State of Florida had
swampland for sale and state
officials found a buyer.
In 1881, the state sold 4 mil-
lion acres of South Florida land
at 25 ceits an acre to Hamilton
Disston of Pennsylvania. The
sale came with a catch: Mr. Dis-
ston agreed to dig canals and
drain the land for development
and farming.
Overland transportation was
impractical and in some
places impossible so Mr. Dis-
ston's first task was to 'open up
waterways for steam boat, traffic.
His plan included a steamboat
highway from Lake Tohopekali-
ga to Fort Myers.
Included in Mr. Disston's pur-
chase was the trading post of
Allcndale. Allendale, which
would later be renamed Kissim-
mee, would become Mr. Dis-
ston's headquarters. Steam
boats built in Kissimmee carried
dredges and" workerss to the
remote areas being drained. The
boats also carried settlers and
their belongings into the remote
Florida wilderness.
Mr. Disston's companies
dredged connections between
lakes in the Kissimmee area
(what would be known the
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes) and
Lake Kissimmee, which flows
into the Kissimmee River. -
Accounts'vay' about the rapid
drop of the lakes after the com-
pletion of the canals, but records
from the time show that within
30 days the water levels around
Lake Toho went down approxi-
mately three feet.
As another part of the river
highway, Mr. Disston's compa-
nies dredged a connection
between Lake Okeechobee and,
the Caloosahatchee River.
lBefore the dredging project,
the Caloosahatchee River was
not directly connected to Lake
Okeechobee. The river started at
Lake Flirt, which was about two
miles east of LaBelle, and flowed
west to the ocean. The area
between Lake Flirt and. Lake
Hipochee w\as made up of
marshy wetlands and two other
small lakes.
To make a path for boat traffic
from Fort Myers to Lake Okee-
chobee and then north on the
river to Kissimmee, dredges
started at the ocean and worked
their way inland, deepening the
channel as necessary and blast-
ing a waterfall out of the way
near Fort Thompson. The dredge
continued through Lake Lettuce,
Lake Bonnet and Lake
Hipochee. Al the western end of
Lake Hipochee, the dredge fol-
lowed a small existing canal,
which was believed to have
been originally dug by the Paleo
or Mayaimi Indians, and finally
connected the waterway to Lake
Okeechobee.
; Connecting Lake Okee-
chobee to the Caloosahatchee
River changed both the lake and
the river. The smaller lakes that
had been connected by the
dredging would eventually be
lost in the river. Water that had
once lowed slowly Irom the big
lake, through marshlands, to
smaller lakes and then to more
marshlands, now had a faster
channel to travel to the sea.
By 1883 steamboats were
making regular runs between
Fort Myers and Kissimmee.
While boat traffic opened up
the Caloosahatchee River area to


settlements, connecting the river
to the lake had unexpected con-
sequences. Heavy rainfall during
the hurricane seasons in the
1920s brought flooding all along
the river. In response, the state
approved projects to dredge the
channel deeper and straighter. A
system of locks was added to
control the flow of water.
Alvah Burke, who was inter-
viewed in 1985 in LaBelle, cap-
tained a steam boat on the
Caloosahatchee River from 1914
until he joined the Army during
World War 1. "It was a beautiful
river, but it was crooked as a
black snake," said "Captain"


The paddle steamer Thomas A. Edison docked on the
Caloosahatchee River near Alva in 1910.


Special to INI/Florida Archives
The Steamship Roseada travels the Kissimmee River in this
photo from the 1890s. The steamship is loaded with passen-
gers and supplies headed for Okeechobee.


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This photo taken in 1914 shows the connection between
Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River.


Burke, who was 90 at the time of
the interview.
The river had twists so sharp
and narrow that boat traffic was
tricky, he said. At one bend, nick-
named "four rope bend," they
had to put men on the shore
with ropes to help guide the boat
through the turns.
He said during the dry season
the Caloosahatchee River was so
shallow that a man could easily
wade across it. It would be
about 18 inches deep at the
LaBelle bridge, he said.
The river was so crooked, he
continued, that the bridge at
LaBelle ran east to west. It was a
turnstile bridge, he explained,
with a pedestal in the middle.
The bridge tender's station was
in the middle of the bridge, and
he would turn the bridge side-
ways to allow large boats to
pass. When they dredged and
straightened the river, they didn't
move the bridge. The\ just
turned the bridge north to south
Before the end of the 20th
century, the Calooshatchee
would be dredged five times,
turning a slow-moving, shallow,
W finding river into a fast-moving,
deep channel.
Hamilton Disslon's compa-
nies, the Okeechobee Land
Company and Atlantic and the
Gulf Coast Canal Company, also
undertook the first attempt to
drain the Everglades. They exca-
vated 11 miles of canals south of
Lake Okeechobee in the direc.
tion of Miami As land \\as
drained, Mr. Disslon sold it to
farmers. But dredging was costly
and he couldn't drain land fast
enough to keep with his
expenses.
In the end,, Mr. Disston could
not tame the Everglades. Freezes
in 1.'94 and 1895 devastated the
citrus farms in the Kissimmee
area Unsound bank debt and
speculation left the country in a
depression Mr. Disston was
ruined financially and returned
to Philadelphia.
Florida officials did not give
up on their hope to "drain the
s% amp" and tame the wild Ever-
glades. \Vith Mr. Disston gone,
others would take up the chal-
lenge.
In 1902, the Kissimmee River
Navigation Project was author-
ized by Congress. The project,
which was completed in 1909,
created a channel 3 feet deep by
30 feet wide following the wrind-
ing Kissitnmee River for 109
miles.
In 1906 Governor Napoleon
Bonaparte Broward promoted a
$250,000 tax-supported plan to
create the Everglades Drainage
District. In his 1905 campaign,
the governor had promised to
create an "Empire of the Ever-
glades," by draining that "pesti-
lence-ridden swamp." The first
project began in 1906 with the
construction of the New River
canal that reached from Lake
Okeechobee to Fort Lauderdale.
By 191.7, foir canals dissected
the Everglades. These canals ran
southeast end of Lake Okee-
chobee towards Boca
Raton, Ft. Lauderdale and
Miami.
Not to be left out, th.e citizens
of Stuart led a campaign to
improve waterways for boat traf-
fic in their area. Between 1916
and 1924, the St. Lucie Canal
was dug, connecting the St.
Lucie River to Lake Okeechobee.
This made it possible for boats to
travel from the east coast to the
west coast by way of Lake Okee-
chobee.
Between 1907 and 1929, the
state spent $18 million and built
440 miles of canals and levees,
including a small earthen levee
on the south side of Lake Okee-


This aerial photo of Moore H
River was taken in the 1950s.


Everglades drainage project dredge Culebra is at work in the
St. Lucie Canal in this photo from 1921. The St Lucie Canal
was originally dug for navigation, connecting Lake Okee-
chobee to the St. Lucie River.


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This "crying cow" drawing by Warren Church was on the
cover of the "Tentative Report of Flood Damage," document-
ing the damages from the Great Florida Flood.


chobee.
The "reclaimed" land was
rich farmland, but new prob-
lems arose. When exposed to
air, the peat soils south of Lake
Okeechobee oxidized, turned to
dust and blew a%%ay. The dry soil
could also catch fire
In the late 1920s, lake area
residents and farmrvoikers
found that their system of canals
and small levees was no match
for Mother Nature. In 1926. a
hurricane flooded South Floiida,
killing approximately 300 peo-
ple. The town of Moore Haven
was especially hard.hit when it
was flooded by a storm surge in
Lake Okeechobee.
In 1928, an even deadlier hur-
ricane drowned thousands of
farmworkers when a storm
surge breached the lake's south-
ern levee.-
Residents of South Florida,
begged their elected officials for
help. They found a champion in
Herbert Hoover, who had been
an engineer before becoming
involved in politics.
Mr. Hoover, as Secretary of
Commerce, visited the hurri-
cane-stricken area in 1926. After
the hurricane of 1928, Mr.
Hoover, then a presidential nom-
inee, returned to Florida to see
the hurricane damage first hand.
His concern for the people of
Florida helped Mr. Hoover win
votes in the 1928 election. As
president, he convinced Con-
gress to approve millions of dol-
lars for flood control in Florida.
The River and Harbor Act of
1930 authorized the construc-
tion of 67.8 miles of levee along
the south shore of the lake and
15.7 miles of levee along. the
north shore.
In the 1930s, work continued
on efforts to control the flow of
water in South Florida. Canals
were dug or deepened to deal
with flooding; dikes were built to
hold water in.,


Prior to 1940, few people
lived in the Kissimmee basin.
Land use in the basin was prima-
rily farming and cattle ranching.
Rapid growth and development
after World War II changed the
Kissimmee Basin, and left ,it
more vulnerable to damage
from flooding.
Between 1943 and 1946,
instead of too much water,
Floridians faced a severe
drought Decades of drainage
left the natural systems unable to
function. Wildfires spread
through- the Everglades, feeding
on the organic soil.
In 1947, the drought ended as
rain began to fall but Floridi-
ans' relief turned to despair
when it continued to fall without
end in sight. In what would be
later known as the Great Florida
Flood, 100 inches of rainfall
flooded the state. North of Lake
Okeechobee, the Kissimmee
River Valley was underwater.
South of the big lake, the system
of levees and canals had
landowners threatening vio-
lence, as some tried to dynamite
dikes to relieve flooding, and
others, whose property the dikes
were protecting, tried to stop
them.
Livestock and wildlife strug-
gled to find any high ground. An
estimated 25,0000 cattle were
drowned.
"Ninety percent of eastern
Florida, from Orlando to Flamin-
go, was underwater," wrote Stu-
art B. Mclver in"The South Flori-
da Sea," published on the
www.langfordfamilyties.com
Web site.
"In Davie, with its. vast
acreage in citrus groves and cat-
tle lands, the water was waist
deep; in Fort Lauderdale, waves
were washing across Las Olas
Boulevard," Mr. Stuart wrote.
"Weary horses and cattle stood
forlornly on levees in western
Broward and Palm Beach coun-


ties, sharing what little high
ground remained with deer,
wildcats, raccoons and rat-
tlesnakes. People whose proper-
ty was threatened by water
backed up by dams and locks
attempted to dynamite them but
were faced down by people
packing guns to guard the dams
that were holding back the
waters from their homes and
farms. In a primitive struggle for
survival, neighbor confronted
neighbor."
Adding to Floridians'. misery,
the state was hit by tropical
storms. In September 1947, 17
people were killed when a hurri-
cane made landfall near Fort,
Lauderdale, with sustained
winds of 121 mph.
South Florida residents peti-
tioned elected officials for flood
control.
According to Kyle VanLand-
ingham's "History of Okee-
chobee," area ranchers took the
lead in lobbying for flood con-
trol.
"On Oct. 6, 1947, about 300
persons assembled at the (Okee-
chobee) county courthouse and
authorized Irlo Bronson, presi-
dent of the Florida Cattlemen's
Association, who presided over
the meeting, to name a commit-
tee that would help push a flood
control program through Con-
gress," Mr. Vanlandingham
wrote. "Senator Claude Pepper
flew in for the meeting and
announced that he would be
meeting with President Truman
within a week and would urge
him to move ahead with emer-
gehcy fund allotments for the
construction of the water control
program. Also on hand at the
meeting were representatives of
the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers."
Congress passed the Flood
Control Act and created the Cen-
tral and Southern Flood Control
Project (CSF). This system
extended from Orlando to the
Everglades. The system was to
be designed and constructed by
the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers and operated and main-
tained by the state.
The CSF project also included
expansion of the dike around
Lake Okeechobee. Lake Okee-
chobee was completely encir-
cled by 143 miles of levee, with
an average height of about. 35
feet.
In 1949, the Legislature creat-
ed the Central and Southern
Florida Flood Control District to
assume responsibility for the
CSF. The group took over the
duties of the Okeechobee Flood
Control District and, by 1955,
they also took over assets and
liabilities of the Everglades
Drainage District. The organiza-
tion was the forerunner of the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, which would be
established in 1961.
The hurricane season of 1961
brought Hurricane Donna. The
resulting flooding inspired new
calls for help with flood control.
In 1962, in response to the
demand for flood control in the
developed areas around the
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and
in the Kissimmee River basin,
the Kissimmee River was chan-
nelized. Between 1962 and 1971,
the United States Army Corps of
Engineers (USACE) dredged the
Kissimmee River and created a
30 foot deep, 300 foot wide, 56
mile long drainage canal (C-38).
This project converted 44 per-
cent of the Kissimmee River's
floodplain to pasture, draining
approximately 31,000 acres of
wetlands.
The channelization of the
'river created controversy in the


river basin, with protests from
environmentalists and local resi-
dents who opposed changing
the winding, slow-moving river
into a fast-running canal. The
channelization work was barely
completed when plans were
under way to restore the river. In
1971, the COE completed the
channelization of the Kissimmee
River. Five years later the Kissim-
mee River Restoration Act was
signed by the Florida State Legis-
lature.
In the 1980s, Lake Okee-
chobee showed signs of degra-
dation. Algae blooms covered
square miles of the big lake.
When the blooms died, the
resulting fish kills had anglers
and environmentalists asking
government officials for help.
The blooms were blamed on
high levels of nutrients entering
the lake. Taylor Creek/Nubbin
Slough was identified as one of
the main sources of excess
phosphorus, with runoff from
area dairies contributing to the
problem.
The Department of Environ-
mental Regulation initiated the
Dairy Rule, accompanied with a
Dairy Buyout program. They
required dairy operators to
either build the capacity to treat
cow waste on site or take the
cows out the watershed area.
This resulted in a downsizing of
the industry with many dairies in
the watershed leaving the area.
The "buyout", cost Okeechobee
County hundreds of jobs.
The work to reduce phospho-
rus levels had little effect on the
lake's overall health. Hurricanes
and tropical storms continued to
cause the water levels in Lake
Okeechobee to rise. The marshy
areas around the lake disap-
peared under high water. These
marshy areas act as "kidneys" to
help clean nutrient- from the
water. They also provide spawn-
ing areas for fish and habitat for
wading birds. As the water rose,
the lake's ecosystem was threat-
ened.
Friends of Lake Okeechobee
was formed, and lobbied the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District and the Army
Corps of Engineers to lower the
lake levels and keep them lower,
to allow the lake's littoral zones
to recover.
The new lake level schedule
was only in place a few months
when Mother Nature took care
of getting the water lower than
anyone anticipated. In 2000 and
2001 drought forced South Flori-
da to restrict water use. For 194
consecutive days, the Lake
Okeechobee's water level
dropped below 11 feet. On May
24, the lake level was 8.97 feet -
the lowest level ever recorded
for Lake Okeechobee.
The drought created prob-
lems for water managers who
dealt with demands for drinking
water and irrigation as well as
the threat of salt water intrusion
into waterways normally fed by
the big lake, but the drought
helped the lake's ecosystems. As
the littoral zones around the lake
dried out, invasive vegetation
was burned off or cleared, and
native vegetation replanted.
When the rains finally came
and the water returned, the
replenished littoral zones provid-
ed spawning areas lor fish and
habitat for wading birds.
The lake was showing signs
of recovery, but it wasn't ti last.
In 2004 Hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne
dumped record rainfall on the
state of Florida, leaving wide-
spread flooding in their wake
and raising the level of Lake
Okeechobee. The high winds
from the hurricanes churned the
lake water, ripping out vegeta-
tion. All of the progress made
during the drought was lost to
power of the hurricane-force
winds.
In 2005 Hurricane Wilma fur-
thered the damage left by the
2004 Hurricanes and dumped
more water into a system that
had not yet recovered from the
flooding of the previous year.
High winds pushed the lake
water south, revealing the lake's
muddy bottom. When the winds
shifted and the water rushed
back, it churned up all the sedi-
ment from the lake bottom.
The flooded lake was left a
muddy mess. Discharges of the
muddy water to the Caloosa-
hatchee and St. Lucie Canal
threatened the fragile ecosys-
tems of estuaries on both coasts.
As community leaders in each


area sought attention for their
particular concerns, state offi-
cials sought solutions that
looked at the whole system.
Saving the Everglades and the
coastal estuaries will require
addressing the health of the
Kissimmee River and Lake Okee-
chobee.
(Some information for this
article came from: Broward
County Historical Commission,
the Audubon Society, the
National Geographic Survey, the
Army Corps of Engineers, South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, and Fish Florida Maga-
zine.)


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School Briefs


C.H.S. Class of
1996 reunion
Clewiston High School's
Class of 1996 will be having their
10- year reunion May 26-27.
Classmates interested in receiv-
ing additional information can
contact Renee Hernandez-Moll
at (813) 841-1466 or
reneemoll@hotmail.com or
Stephanie Schneider-Busin at
(239) 229-6385 or
stephanie@thesignatureofser-
vice.com

Literacy program
The Clewiston Library, in
conjunction 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 County presented two
intensive training workshops in
order to certify these volunteers.
These services are offered to
adults 18 and over who recog-
nize the need.to read and write
with more proficiency. The ses-
sions are free to participants and
the hours are flexible, scheduled
around the needs of the individ-
uals who sign up for the pro-
gram. Each person will be
accessed by the program direc-
tor and paired with a certified
tutor. In an effort to meet the
needs of the community, the ses-
sions will take place at the
Clewiston Library, as well as in
Harlem. For additional informa-
tion, please drop by the Clewis-
ton Library or the Harlem
Library for an application. 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


Submitted to INI/Brenda Whidden
Donation
The Olde Cypress Bank donated $10,000 to the Clewis-
ton Christian School. Left to right are: Kersten Maxson,
Elena Mickler, Melanie McGahee, Elsie Sellers, and John
Perry.


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
services a program that is dedi-
cated to enhancing the employa-
bility and work readiness skills
of Out of School Youth between
the ages of 16 and 21 that live in


the Hendry/Glades area, is
presently accepting applications
for enrollment and is ready to
assist young adults who are
ready to deploy on the road to
success. In association with the
Clewiston Adult School and the
Clewiston Career and Develop-
ment Services Center, we offer
students the opportunity to
obtain their GED as well as con-
duct job searches and assistance
with continuance of their educa-
tional goals. For more informa-
tion contact Patrick Coleman at


(863) 983-1300 from 8:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. Mon-Fri.
HC S District to offer
pre-kindergarten
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
provided by the district. This is a
free program for Florida families.
Research demonstrates that
high-quality preschool educa-
tion can substantially increase
children's chances of succeed-
ing in school and in life. Children
who attend high quality pre-
kindergarten programs are less
likely to be held back a grade,
less likely to need special educa-
tion and more likely to graduate
high school. If you are interested
in signing up your child for the
VPK program please go to the
United Way House at 17 Ft.
Thompson Street, Labelle. (863)
675-8383.
Fun project
The Clewiston Public Library
is proud to announce a fun proj-
ect for school age students. We
are trying to reconstruct the
World Trade Center, using
approximately 50,000 pennies.
All school age children are invited
to help with this project on Tues-
days and Thursdays at 3 p.m. any
donations are very welcome.


H.E.R.E. meeting
The Clewiston Home School
Group. H.E.R.E., holds their 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 infor-
mation. 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. Tentative
plans call for a brunch at Roland
Martin's, Saturday morning, 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.


Clewiston High School


Principal's Honor
Roll second
semester third
nine weeks
Ninth grade
Jonathan Guajardo, Leonar-
do Jimenez, Taylor Lucas, Kristi-
na McCarthy, Gabriella Wood.
STenth grade
Thonas Brown, El Oi Diciz,
Taylor Howell, Yexica Perez,
Steven Westberry.
Eleventh grade
Shavonne Anderson, Jamar
Boykin, Sheri Curry, Micah
Mungillo, Ashley Ortega, Sarah
Thomas, Jade Weiss.
Twelfth grade
Ana Arellano, Brooke Beatty,


Evan Brobston, Maranda Buck-
hanan, Michael Cameron, Clari-
bel Davila, David Dowdle, Kyle
Kirstein, Daneisha McBride Julio
Paniagua, Krunal Patel, Maria
Perez, Rebecca Rivera, Jessica
Rosen, Rosie Sierra, Ashley
Smith, Kadie Vita, Pan Wang,
Leslie Williams.
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Raymond Arits, Matthew Ash-
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Mydreka Bryant, Marcos Cas-
tanon, Cameron Crawford, Zon-
dra Crawford, Jenica Evans,


Oscar Flores, Armando Gonza-
lez, Jorge Gonzalez, Taheerah
Hawkins, Juana Herrera,
Michelle Langston, Bibiana
Leon, Cristina Maldonado, Isan-
dro Marquez, Courtney Moore,
Gladis Morales, Christopher Nor-
wood, Kylie Pencarinha, Tiarra-
Ann Poling, Crystal Postell, Alex-
is Price, Beau Ramer, Marco
Rangel, Jaduan Rawls, Nelly
Resendiz, Trinidad Reyes, Corey
Roman, Randy Ruedas, Darinka
Ruiz, Adriana Segura, Trevor
Smith, Maria Teixeira, Carolina
Tellez, Johnathon Trnka, Tracy
Victory, Quila Williams, Jessica
Yebba.
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Mileydi Avendano, Allison
Barnes, Melissa Camejo, Noemi


Cantu, Charmaine Carrington,
Jessica Cirino-Lan, Alicia
Curtshaw, Joshua Davis, Jevon
Evans, Luis Garcia, Marilyn Gar-
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Joshua Ingram, Sada James,
Brian Lindsey, E'Bonnie Martin,
Elizabeth Martinez, Gildardo
Mendoza, Yudy Palacios, Jessica
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Peete, Brandon Pena, Nicholas
Raiola, Kaniesha Redd, Jessica
Rios, Ashley Rodriguez, Faustina
Rodriguez, Jessica Samuel,
Katheryne Simonis, Heather
Smith, Pearline Thompson, Jes-
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Chantal Melendez, Christopher
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Odom, Josh Owens, Mallory
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Racicot, Jenny Reyes, Daniel
Rifa, Tina Rittenberry, Erik
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Kristin Way, Brianna Weeks,
Tequilla Weston.
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Zulay Arnold, Henry Baker,
Corwin Bass, Jabari Bedward,
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Curry, Marilyn Diaz, Alessandra
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James Hainley, Rachael Han-
cock, Heather Hedrick, Karl
Henry, Arelis Hernandez, Dora
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Katrina Norton, Rebecca Patrick,
Stephanie Peete, Brittany Pel-
ham, Charmellia Purdue, Aura
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Avian Influenza:
Also known as H5N1,
Influenza A, Bird Flu
Editor's note: This information
is part of a series on Pandemic
Influenza provided by The Hendry
and Glades County Health Depart-
ments. The series will cover basic
information and actions to be
taken if Pandemic Flu becomes a
realistic threat to the citizens of
Hendry and Glades County.
What is Avian Influenza?
Bird Flu is the common name
for avian influenza, an infection
caused by avian (bird) influenza
(flu) viruses. Avian Flu is caused
by the H5N1 virus. Avian Flu


occurs naturally among birds. It is
contagious among birds and may
cause death. Avian Influenza
does not infect people unless
there is direct contact with birds
infected with the virus. Most of
these cases have been caused
from people having direct or
close contact with birds infected
with the H5N 1 virus or contami-
nated surfaces. Bird Flu has not
occurred in the United States.
Because all influenza viruses
have the ability to change, scientists
are concerned that H5N1 virus one
day could be able to infect humans
and spread easily from one person
to another. If H5N 1 virus were to
gain the ability to easily spread
from person to person, an influen-
za pandemic, or worldwide out-
break of disease, could begin.


According to health officials,
"No one can predict when a pan-
demic might occur." Experts from
around the world are watching the
H5N1 situation in Asia and Europe
very closely and are preparing for
the possibility that the virus may
begin to spread more easily from
person to person.
In the event Bird Flu were to
reach the United States, protective
measures such as hand washing,
cleaning surfaces, and assuring
safe food practices would need to
be followed. John Gountas,
Hendry and Glades County Plan-
ning Consultant, says this is not
the time to panic, but to stay
informed. "This is a bird flu, not a
human flu," he said.
Information on Avian Flu will
continue next week.


Susan Andrews appointed chair


TAMPA After becoming the
first candidate for governor to visit
every county in Florida, Democrat
Jim Davis announced he has
appointed county chairs in each of
the state's 67 counties. In Hendry
County, Davis tapped Susan
Andrews to spearhead his local
organizing efforts.
"I am honored that Susan has
agreed to donate her talent to build
our campaign organization in
Hendry County. It's because of the
commitment and hard work of
people like Susan that we'll win this
race and bring the kind of change
that's desperately needed in Talla-
hassee," said Jim Davis.
The slate of elected officials,
teachers, seniors, small business
owners, nurses, veterans.- and
even some Republicans sends a
strong signal about Davis's deep
and diverse support across Florida.
Davis's robust statewide organiza-
tion is an important part of his strat-
egy for winning, not just the Demo-
cratic Primary, but also the general
election.
Davis said that his statewide
organization represents his com-
mitment to competing for votes in
every community in Florida and
that he will be a governor who
everyone in Florida can be proud of.
"When I launched my cam-
paign, I set a goal of visiting every
county because I want to be a gov-
ernor for all Floridians," said
Davis. "I've met and talked with
voters all across Florida. From
rural counties to urban counties,


from small counties to large,
Floridians want a governor who
will listen to them and respect
them. I will be that governor."
Two weeks ago at a town hall
meeting, Davis unveiled his vision
for "Keeping Florida's Promise" to
our children, our seniors, our fam-
ilies, and our communities.
Among his ideas, Davis proposed
investing $1 billion from this
year's budget surplus to create a


Teacher Endowment Fund that
would give Florida's teachers a
permanent salary increase.
Davis also discussed his spe-.
cific ideas for overhauling the
FCAT, reducing the cost of pre-
scription drugs, helping small
businesses afford health insur-
ance for their employees, pro-
tecting Florida's precious quality
of life, and bringing broadband
Internet to every community.


Royal beauty
From left: Miss Jr. Hendry County 2006, Kylie Pencarinha,
takes the stage with Miss Teen Latina of the Glades 2006,
Yamilet Orta; and Miss Latina of the Glades 2006, Arelis Her-
nandez. Joining the newly crowned Latina queens along with
Miss Jr. Hendry County is 2006 Miss Hendry County Jade
Weiss. Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Orta will continue competi-
tion in the Miss Florida Latina 2006 pageant. The two lovely
young Latina queens follow last year's winners, which were
Alexis Rodriguez and Monica Herrera, both of Clewiston.


Accerler8

meeting

now set
The South Florida Water
Management District will hold
a Water Resource Advisory
Commission (WRAC) Issues
Workshop meeting on Thurs-
day, March 30. The purpose of
this meeting will be to discuss
the preliminary design of the
Everglades Agricultural Area
Storage Reservoir A-1 project,
(a component of the Acceler8
Program) and encourage and
provide an opportunity for
public participation.
The meeting will be Thurs-
day, March 30, from 6 to 7:30
p.m. at the South Florida Water
Management District B-I Audi-
torium, 3301 Gun Club Road in
West Palm Beach. An open
house will be held from 5:30 to
6 p.m., before the meeting.
The EAA Storage Reservoir
A-1 project is an above-ground
reservoir for water storage,
with a capacity of 16,700 acre-
feet at a maximum depth of 12
feet. The purpose of this proj-
ect is to capture, move and
store regulatory releases from
Lake Okeechobee, reducing
the number/volume of harm-
ful discharges to coastal estuar-
ies; capture, move and store
agricultural stormwater runoff,
reducing the need for emer-
gency flood control back
pumping into Lake Okee-
chobee; improve operational
flexibility to move water within
the EAA, including flow equal-
ization and optimization of
Stormwater Treatment Area
performance to further reduce
phosphorus inflows to the
Everglades; improve flood pro-
tection for lands adjacent to
Bolles and Cross canals.
For additional information
regarding this meeting, please
contact Renee DeSantis (561)
682-6844 or 242-5520 x 4075 or
rdesanti@sfwmd.gov.
For more information on
the Acceler8 program and
review the Basis of Design
Report (BODR) on the Ever-
glades Agricultural Area A-1
project please visit the Acceler8
website at www.ever-
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Briefs


Easter egg hunt
Get your picture taken with the
Easter bunny at the Easter egg
hunt at Wood Works Park for chil-
dren ages eight and under on Sat-
urday, April 15 at 9 a.m. Spon-
sored by the VFW Post 4185, The
Okeechobee Moose Lodge
#1753 and Clewiston Recreation
Department. Prizes will be award.
Sweet Taste of Sugar
It's that time again! Start
preparing your recipes for the
2006 Sweet Taste of Sugar Contest
held at the Clewiston Sugar Festi-
val on April 22. Categories are
cakes, pies, cookies & brownies,
sweet breads, candies, youth, and
"sweet creations". The Friends of
the Library are hosting the contest
this year. Contest forms can be
picked up at the Clewiston
Library. Recipes for your entries
are being accepted now! E-mail
them to
SweetTasteRecipe@aol.com, fax
them to (863) 983-9194, or mail
them in care of the Clewiston
Library, 120 W. Osceola Ave.,
Clewiston, Florida 33440.
Joint EDC social
CHL Holdings and Country
Homes and Land will host the first
Glades County Economic Devel-
opment Council social of the year,
a joint social with the Hendry
County Economic Development
Council, Thursday, April 6 begin-
ning at 5 p.m. at the CHL Model
Center on 2480 East S.R. 80.two
miles east of LaBelle. Finger food
finger food and a beer/wine bar
with proceeds to be split between
Hendry EDC and Glades EDC will
be available at CHL's Sales Office
and all three-model homes will be
open for viewing. Hendry and
Glades County businesses, offi-
cials and others are encouraged
to come and exchange business
cards, and learn about projects
the EDCs are doing: At about 6
p.m., CHL will give a brief presen-
tation on the company's history,
future, and current projects. For
more information, phone (863)
946-0300 or (863) 675-6007.
CREWneeds
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce CREW) of
Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
dents with repairs and continued
clean up efforts in the aftermath
of Hurricane Wilma. Carpenters,
electricians, plumbers, drywall
installers and other trades skills
are needed as well as anyone will-
ing to lend a hand! For more infor-
mation, e-mail CREWheadquar-
ters@aol.com or phone (863)
983-4316 or (863) 946- 1457.
CREW seeks donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce CREW) of
Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking donations of building
materials and supplies, including
lumber, nails, drywall, to assist
residents with repairs and contin-
ued clean up efforts in the after-
math of Hurricane Wilma. Dona-
tions, including monetary


contributions, are tax deductible.
For more information, email
CREW headquarters @aol.com
or phone (863) 983-4316 or (863)
946-1457.
Black Gold Jubilee
photo contest
The Black Gold Jubilee pho-
tography contest will take place
April 8. For more information or
details on rules, entry guidelines
and categories please call Karen
Corbin (561) 996-6851 or Sara
Phillips (561) 996-2745. Deadline
for entry is March 24 at 5 p.m.
Black Gold Festival
The annual Black Gold Festival
in Belle Glade will take place April
8. Festivities will begin with the 10
a.m. parade down Main Street.
Entries in the parade must show
up by 8:30 a.m. For more infor-
mation, call (561) 996-2298.
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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.
New times set
for AA meetings
Alcoholic Anonymous meet-
ings are now held at Community
Presbyterian Church, 417 Royal
Palm Avenue, Tuesdays, from 8-9
p.m., as well as Fridays and Satur-
days, from 7-8 p.m. Meetings also
take place on Thursdays at the
Palm Terrace Nursing Home, 301
S. Gloria Street, from 4-5 p.m.


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2015 input meeting
The final public input meeting
for Vision Hendry County 2015 is
scheduled for Thursday, April 13
at 6 p.m. in the LaBelle Civic Cen-
ter. The results from the first meet-
ings will be presented with expert
information on how the issues
will be met. Priorities include
development planning, afford-
able housing, transportation, eco-
nomic development, quality of
Lake Okeechobee, natural envi-
ronment, health care, education,
cultural and community opportu-
nities, recreational activities, pub-
lic safety, emergency manage-
ment, and cooperation among all
municipalities. The results from
this last meeting will provide a
working plan on how we can
meet the challenges to address
the priorities set. The steering
committee comprised of repre-
sentative of Clewiston and
LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida's
Heartland REDI and Hendry
County Economic Development
has worked hard to provide you
with opportunities to have input
on Hendry County's future. Partic-
ipation from the public has been
phenomenal. Please plan to
attend this final meeting and be a
part of your future in Hendry
County, Clewiston and LaBelle.
Hendry County
food bank
Will be distributing commodi-
ties 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 Clewistort at St. Mar-
garet's Catholic Church, 208 N.
Dean Duff Ave, Clewiston Pick up
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


Disaster Relief Help
Possible help is still available
from our local Community
Rebuilding Ecumenical Work-
force (CREW). But you must reg-
ister again! Call CREW at (863)
983-4316 or e-mail to: CREW-
headquarters@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 352W. Arcade in Clewiston,
and at 300 Avenue L in Moore
Haven (inside the Methodist
Church).
Notice to
senior citizens
Effective Jan. 1 an additional
$25,000 exemption on county
mileage only was made eligible to
person's age 65 years or older
whose household income does
not exceed the state allowance.
Exemptions are granted on an
annual basis. They are not auto-
matically renewable like the origi-
nal homestead exemptions.
Applications 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 per-
manent residence in Hendry
County, or have changed owner-,
ship in any manner must make a
new application and qualify for
the $25,000 Homestead exemp-
tion. If you have established resi-
dency before Jan. 1, you can
come in and apply. Should you
have any questions, or need addi-
tional information, please feel
free to call the Clewiston office at
(863) 983-3178. Clewiston office
hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday. Our temporary
office is located at 100 E. El Paso
on the corner of El Paso and Cen-
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Fees
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informed the commission that an
organization seeking to build a
church to accommodate seats for
at least 300 members would have
to pay more than eleven thousand
in impact fees after the increase,


Retire
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"It is very important that the
commission select an attorney
that will have his or her allegiance
strictly to the city commission,
and be able to advise the commis-
sion without bias as to what he or


Cleanup
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In order to deal with the conse-
quences of these habits and keep
Clewiston residents thinking and
participating in the responsibility
of keeping their community
clean, teams will be formed by
volunteers to participate in
Clewiston's First Annual Spring
Cleaning.
"We encourage all Clewiston
residents, youth groups, civic


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closed system that produces its
own ,larvae, known biologically as
rioplii, in the hatchery facilities in
eastern Hendry County. After
hatching, the shrimp are main-
tained in a nursery facility and later
moved to large reservoirs, or race-


as the residential equivalent unit
pei 100 seats for a church will be
set at $1,200 for sewer fees and
$2,266 for water system capacity.
According to data provided by
representatives of incoming
builders Bonita Bay, Clewiston
and Hendry County impact fees
are far lower than neighboring
counties.
An $8,500 fee in Clewiston


she feels is the legality of the mat-
ters presented before them," said
Mr. Yaun. "Again, I will be happy
to provide whatever service I can
to assist in the selection of a new
city attorney," he said.
Mayor Mali Chamness
expressed regret that Mr. Yaun
would be leaving the services of
the city, but declared apprecia-


organizations, businesses and
other organizations to come
together for one morning devoted
towards improving the quality of
the city's streets and open
spaces," said Mr. Scheffler.
"City trucks will run on that
day to collect bags left by volun-
teers, and a contributing sponsor
is expected to provide bags
designed to signify the occasion,"
said Mr. Scheffler.
Participants are encouraged to
bring work gloves, water, sun-
screen, headgear, sunglasses, ten-
nis shoes, and brightly colored


ways, to be "grown out" for har-
vest. The water used by the facility
is drawn from an aquifer 1,000 feet
underground, and internal treat-
ment systems eliminate foreign
and potentially harmful sub-
stances from the shrimp environ-
ment.
According to the company,
their methods of production elimi-
nate the need for hormones,
antibiotics or chemicals to ensure


would be equivalent to approxi
mately $12,000 in Lee County;
$16,000 in Charlotte County;
$18,000 in Collier County; and
$20,000 in Osceola County.
Impact fees for water and
sewer services will not surpass
fees imposed by neighboring
cities nor other Florida cities of
comparable size, according to
reports to the city commission.


tion, along with the rest of the
commissioners, for his years of
service in the city and for the com-
munity.
The commission thanked Mr.
Yaun for "the many years of assis-
tance and guidance he has pro-
vided to each one of them as
commissioners and to the City as
a whole."


clothing for the morning event.
Event prizes have beeri provid-
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pants in the Spring Cleaning, but
details of which have been with-
held until participants are con-
firmed for the event.
Forms for entrance are avail-
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Clewiston Youth Center, Clewis-
ton Public Library, Clewiston
Police Department, and the
Clewiston Utilities Department.
Registrants can also go online at
www.clewiston-fl.gov to sign up
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and provide consumers with the
utmost confidence in buying the
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Dunn and Adams win Bass Busters


INI/Bill Fabian
The varsity Lady Tigers of Clewiston High School have
played their way to the top of the District 4A-11 standings
more than halfway through the season.



CHS softball tops


district standings


The Bass Buters Silver Divi-
sion Tournament was held in
Clewiston, on Lake Okee-
chobee, on March 18.
The first place team, and the
second place big bass winners
for the day was Bradley Dunn
and his grandson Tom Adams,
both of Clewiston, with a total
weight of 16.44 pounds. Their
second place big bass fish
weighed in at 6.7 pounds.
The second place team, who
also won the first place big bass
prize, was the team of Celesti
and McGuire, of Ft. Lauderdale,
with a total weight of 13.32
pounds. Their big bass winning
fish weighed in at 7.07 pounds.
The third place team for the


day was Tony Bennett and Allen
Walls, of Pompano Beach and
Boca Raton, with an overall
weight of 12.81 pounds.
This was a tough fishing day
on Lake Okeechobee, however,
once again the Bass Busters
anglers did a great job bringing
the fish to the scales. Congratu-
lations to all the winners. The
next Silver Division Bass Buster-
sTournament is scheduled for
April 22, in Clewiston, on Lake
Okeechobee. The team entry
fee is $70 and includes the Big
Bass jackpot.
The Bass Busters Gold Divi-
sion also fished this past week-
end on lake Okeechobee out of
Clewiston, on Sunday March 19.


The first place team was the
Team of Mark Baldel and Antho-
ny Valachovic, of Lake Worth,
with a total overall weight of
18.80 pounds.
The second place team and
first place big bass winners was
the Bass Busters team of H.B.
and W. B. Chambliss, of LaBelle
and Palm Bay. Their overall
weight on the day was 14.45
pounds with the first place big
bass topping the scales at 8.23
pounds.
The third place team and tak-
ing second place big bass of the
tournament was the team of
Garry Long and Kelly Autrey, of
LaBelle and Clewiston. Their
overall weight was 13.20


pounds, with the second largest
bass of the tournament weigh-
ing in at 7.92 pounds.
Congratulations to all the
winners and thanks to all the
sponsors that make these tour-
naments happen. The next Gold
Division tournament will take
place in Clewiston, on Lake
Okeechobee, on Sunday April
23. The team entry fee is $100
and includes the big bass jack-
pot.
For more information about
the Bass Busters tournament
schedule, visit their Web site, at
www.bassbustersflorida.com
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(941) 232-9539.


By Bill Fabian

CLEWISTON With the
help of area-leading batting per-
formances by Desiree Lopez and
Miranda Waddell, the varsity
Lady Tigers of Clewiston High
School have played their way to
the top of the District 4A-11
standings more than halfway
through the season.
The Lady Tigers are undefeat-
ed in the district, but still face
three more games against sec-
ond-place Riverdale and two
games against rivals LaBelle
before the end of the season.
Going into Spring Break, the
Lady Tigers were 12-3 overall
with a perfect 5-0-district record,
led by head coach Melissa
Whitehead.
Team batting leader and CHS
freshman Desiree Lopez put up
an average of .537 going into the
break, and posts the third-best
average in the district. She has
hit a stunning total of five triples


on the season, including two
during one game against Dun-
bar.
Senior Miranda Waddell leads
the team with 21 RBIs, a total
that ranks third best in the dis-
trict. She also leads the team in
home runs with two on the sea-
son.
CHS pitcher Nikki Nelson
posts a 1.15 ERA to lead the team
and rank third in the district. The
junior has thrown 61 innings for
the Lady Tigers, striking out 35
batters and chalking up eight
wins for the team.
Freshman Courtney Moore
has provided an added pitching
boost, having worked 17 innings
and giving up just three earned'
runs with 19 strikeouts for the
Lady Tigers. She racked up nine
strikeouts during a win against
Dunbar.
The Lady Tigers will face dis-
trict foe LaBelle twice in the
coming week at LaBelle on
Friday, March 31 and later in
Clewiston on April 4.


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Trying it out for size
Hannah Hayes, 4, gets ready to step up to bat for one of
Clewiston's T-Ball teams.


INI/Bill Fabian
T-ball fun in Clewiston
Carlie Lawson, 5, takes the field.during T-Ball practice in
Clewiston.


Sports Brief


Seeking volunteers
The Clewiston Cougar organi-
zation is seeking hard working
volunteers and coaches to help
the Clewiston Cougar football
and cheerleading organization.
Applications for head coaching
positions are due by April 14, at
which time the board of direc-
tors will make the final selection.
To volunteer, or pick up an appli-
cation, call Richard Benjamin at
(863) 256-6033, or Charlene Ford
at (863) 983-3973.


Lake area varsity sports schedules:


Introducing




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

I l Please join us in welcoming Dr. Webster.


Editor's note: The spring
sports season is upon us. To have
your school's schedule pub-
lished, e-mail them to
myoung@newszap:com. To help
us provide lake-area coverage,
request a sports information
:sheet or please send game stats
" to myoung@newszap.com. If
you don't see your school's sports
schedule or sports news listed,
please contact the schools direct-
ly and.ask them to cooperate in
submitting this information to us.
SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULES:
GLADES DAY:
BASEBALL:
March 30: At Benjamin 4p.m.
; April 4: Hosts Summit Christian 4
p.m.
April 6: At John Carroll 6 p.m.
April 11: Hosts Clewiston 4 p.m.
April 12: Hosts Moore Haven 4
p.m.
April 15: At Palm Beach Lakes 1
p.m.
April 19: At Pahokee 4 p.m.
April 20: Hosts Seminole Ridge 4
p.m.


April 21: At Glades Central 7 p.m.
SOFTBALL:
March 30: Hosts Benjamin 4 p.m.
April 6: Hosts Clewiston 5 p.m.
April 14-15: Bill Longshore tour-
nament
April 18-21: District champi-
onship tournament
TRACKAND FIELD:
March 30: At Palm Beach Qualifi-
er TBA
March 31: At Clewiston Invitation-
al 3:30 p.m.
Clewiston High School
Varsity Baseball
March 31: At LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 4: Hosts LaBelle 7p.m.
April 6; At Evangelical Christian 7
p.m.
April 7:. Hosts American Heritage
6p.m.
April 11: At Glades Day 4 p.m.
April 14: Hosts Lake Placid 7 p.m.
April 18: At Moore Haven 7 p.m.
April 20: Hosts Bishop Verot 6
p.m.
April 25-26, 28: Districts at Lemon
Bay


Softball
March 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 30: Boys and girls at
Immokalee 4 p.m.
April 3: Girls at Lake Placid, boys
host Lake Placid 4 p.m.
April 6: Boys and girls host
Immokalee
April 13: Boys and girls at Okee-
chobee 4 p.m.
Track
March 31: Hosts Clewiston Invita-
tional 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 1
p.m.


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Glades Medical Plaza
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Bananas are America's favorite fruit


I tend to shop for fresh fruit by
season, but bananas which are
harvested year round -- are always
on my shopping list.
Bananas are good sources of
potassium, fiber and vitamin C as
well as vitamin B6. Vitamin B6
helps the immune system function
properly. It is also needed for prop-
er function of the central nervous
system.
One banana has about 15 per-
cent of the recommended daily
allowance of vitamin C, 11 percent
of the potassium, 20 percent of the
B6 and 16 percent of the dietary
fiber.
Bananas are easily portable and
make a great snack to take with
you. You don't even have to bother
to wrap them. Is it any surprise that
bananas are the most popular fruit
in the United States? The average
American eats 28 pounds of
bananas a year. Since there are
about three bananas in a pound,
that means the average American
eats about 84 bananas year.
Here are some facts from the
International Banana Association:
Bananas are great for athletic
and fitness activity because they
replenish necessary carbohydrates,
glycogen and body fluids burned
during exercise.
There is no such thing as a
banana tree. Barianas grow on
plants.
Bananas are not grown com-
mercially in the continental United
States. They are grown in Latin and
South America from countries like
Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia,
Honduras, Panama and
Guatemala.
Research suggests that a diet
high in potassium may reduce the
risk of hypertension and stroke.
Because bananas are sodium-free
and very rich in potassium, they
can be .eaten as part of a diet to
reduce the risk of high blood pres-
sure.
The origin of bananas is
traced back to the Malaysian jun-
gles of Southeast Asia, where so
many varieties and names for the
banana are in that area.-
Some horticulturists suspect
that the banana was the earth's first
fruit. Banana plants have been in
cultivation since the time of record-
ed history. One of the first records
of bananas dates back to Alexan-
der the Great's conquest of India
where he first discovered bananas
in. 327 B.C.
In some lands bananas were
considered the principal food. Early


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Life


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travelers and settlers would carry
the roots of the plant as they migrat-
ed to the Middle East and Africa.
From there Portuguese traders car-
ried banana roots to the Canary
Islands, where bananas are still
grown commercially. '
Bananas were officially intro-
duced to the American public at the
1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhi-
bition. Each banana was wrapped
in foil and sold for 10 cents. Before
that time, bananas came to Ameri-
ca on the decks of sailing ships as
sailors took a few stems home after
traveling.in the Caribbean.
As bananas ripen, the starch
in the fruit turns to sugar. There-
fore, the riper the banana the
sweeter it will taste.
Refrigeration slows down the
ripening process. Warmer temper-
atures speed up the ripening of
bananas.
Ripe bananas can be
wrapped in newspaper and stored
in the refrigerator. Although the
skin may turn dark, the fruit inside
will be fresh and ripe.
Bananas can be frozen once
the banana is peeled and stored in
a freezer bag. A touch of fresh
lemon juice may help to reduce
browning.
If you want to ripen a banana
quickly, put it in a brown paper bag
with an apple or tomato overnight
(out of direct sunlight). The two
will work together to speed the
ripening of each other.
Dropping or squeezing
bananas can cause bruising.
Bananas are one of the few
fruits that ripen best off the plant. If
left on the plant, the fruit splits open
and the pulp has a "cottony" tex-
ture and flavor. Even in tropical
growing areas, bananas for domes-
tic consumption are cut green and
stored in moist shady places to
ripen slowly.
The following recipes are from
www.vegparadise.com:
FROZEN CAROB BANANAS
For a delightful raw banana
dessert, prepare ahead.
4 ripe, firm bananas


1/2 C. (118 ml) water
3/4 C. (177 ml) raw carob pow-
der
1/4 C. (59 ml) maple syrup
2T.canolaoil "
1/4 t. imitation maple extract
1/4 t. imitation tum extract
2 C. (480 ml) crushed raw nuts
of your choice or even a combina-
tion (walnuts, pecans,
macadamias)
Peel firm ripe bananas, cut
them in half crosswise, insert a
heavy skewer into the base of each
banana half and freeze them.
Prepare a carob sauce by pro-
cessing water, carob powder,
maple syrup, canola oil and flavor
extracts in the blender until the tex-
ture resembles a thin flowing
sauce. Put this sauce into a deep,
wide-mouth glass.
Spread crushed raw nuts out
onto a large dish.,
Assemble by dipping each
frozen banana into the carob
sauce, then rolling in crushed nuts.
Makes eight servings. Sauce recipe
makes about 1 cup (237 ml.)
BANANA PECAN PANCAKES
1 lb. (453 g) extra firm tofu
3 medium size, medium-ripe
bananas
2 pinches of salt
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
2 T. evaporated cane juice
1/3 C. (79 ml) whole wheat pas-
try flour
3/4 t. vanilla extract
1/4 t. maple extract
1 T. lemon juice
1/3 C. (79 ml) soy milk
2/3 C. (158 ml) raw pecan
pieces
Lightly oil three baking sheets.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. (Gas
Mark 6).
Break up tofu into pieces.and
put into the food processor. Add
bananas, salt, cinnamon, evaporat-
ed cane juice, pastry flour, vanilla
and maple extracts, lemon juice
and soy milk. Process until all ingre-
dients are completely blended and
bananas are thoroughly pureed.
Drop by heaping tablespoon
onto baking sheets, putting about
12 pancakes on each sheet. Keep
pancakes small, no larger then 2"
(5 cm) in diameter, for ease in turn-
ing them.
Sprinkle pecans over the tops of
each pancake and lightly press
them into the batter.
Bake 12 minutes. Turn pan-
cakes with a spatula, and bake 5 to
7 minutes longer. Serve with maple
syrup. Makes about 36 to 40 small
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UF economic forecasts future of Florida's citrus industry


LAKELAND, FLA Citrus
canker and greening will reduce
the volume of fruit produced in
Florida over the next 15 years, and
the state may never return to the
level of fruit harvested in 2003
before hurricanes spread canker
around the state, according to a
new University of Florida report.
"In addition to these disease
problems, rising land values will
affect the willingness of investors
to commit capital to citrus produc-
tion in Florida, and we expect that
orange and grapefruit production
will decline before it begins to
rebound," said Tom Spreen, a pro-
fessor with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences.
"However, growing world
demand for Florida's high quality
citrus is expected to help boost
prices at all levels ranging from
growers to juice processors and
consumers. In other words, higher
prices should offset lower produc-
tion volume," he said.
These are some of the forecasts
in the report "An Economic
Assessment of the Future of the
Florida Citrus Industry" pre-
pared by UF's food and resource
economics department. Spreen,
chairman of the department, pre-
sented the 166-page report to the
Florida Department of Citrus
March 23.
He -said canker and greening
will affect citrus producers in dif-
ferent ways so the economic
impacts of the two diseases must
be measured separately.
"Industry response to suppress
citrus canker and greening will


increase production costs in the
near term," he said. "These dis-
eases will also affect revenues
through decreased fruit yields and
pack-out in fresh-fruit operations
- eroding the overall profitability
of the industry."
Because of canker, 62 percent
of the nursery trees in the state
have been destroyed, severely lim-
iting the acreage in groves that can
be replanted over the next three
years, Spreen said. The presence
of canker and greening will also
require new greenhouse invest-
ments and management systems
to ensure disease-free nursery
trees.
Citrus canker attacks the fruit
and leaves of a citrus tree, resulting
in increased premature fruit drop.
The bacterial disease affects the
external appearance of fruit grown
for the fresh market, and the dis-
ease may open pathways for other
pest problems, resulting in
increased tree mortality. Spreen
said it is likely that citrus canker
will have more profound effects
on fresh fruit producers compared
to the processing segment of the
industry.
Citrus greening, a more worri-
some threat than canker, is already
widespread in Asia, where little cit-
rus is now produced. Considering
the fact that the Asian citrus psyllid,
which spreads the disease, is
already present throughout Flori-
da, it is likely that greening will
eventually affect many commer-
cial citrus production areas of the
state, Spreen said.
Greening results in increased


tree mortality. It is more likely to
attack young trees than older trees,
and there are many questions
regarding economically sound
management practices with
respect to greening, he said.
"It is crucial that answers be
found to these questions because
increased tree mortality rates have
a detrimental effect on the ability
of a business to survive and com-
pete in the global market," Spreen
said. "We need to identify prac-
tices that suppress greening for the
most economical production of
citrus in Florida."
Because of Florida's impor-
tance as a citrus producer, dis-
eases that adversely affect produc-
tion of various citrus varieties in
the state will also affect prices.
With the strong competition
between Brazil and Florida in the
world orange juice market, it is
important to assess the supply
response in both regions as they
begin the process of managing cit-
rus .canker and citrus greening,
Spreen said.


Analyses of the world market
for orange juice and fresh and
processed grapefruit were con-
ducted to quantify the price effects
of these diseases. This work was
combined with grove-level analy-
ses to assess the future profitability
of citrus production in the state.
According to a separate agricul-
tural land values report released in
January by John Reynolds, a pro-
fessor emeritus in the UF food and
resource economics department,
the price of Florida farmland
increased by more than 80 percent
between 2004 and 2005.
Spreen said increasing land
prices have implications for all
commodities grown in Florida,
particularly citrus. Higher land
prices mean higher investment
costs for new grove development,
he said.
"This factor combined with
increased costs of grove mainte-
nance, lower yields and higher tree
mortality associated with citrus
canker and greening will likely
significantly increase the fruit price


required to justify new grove
development," Spreen said.
"With the large, number of
bearing acres affected by the hurri-
canes in 2004 and 2005, along with
groves that have been eradicated
because of citrus canker, bearing
citrus acreage in the state is down,
pointing the way to smaller citrus
crops in the future," he said.
The new economic study also
incorporated the effects of green-
ing in Brazil, Florida's main com-
petitor in the world orange juice
market. Citrus greening has been
present in the state of Sao Paulo for
two years and has spread to most
of its commercial citrus produc-
tion area.
Spreen said citrus production
continues to be an important part
of Florida agriculture and the
state's overall economy. A study
based upon the 1999-2000 season
provided an estimate that the total
economic impact of citrus in Flori-
da was nearly $9.3 billion, and this
study was updated to reflect the
2003-04 season. The study also


includes detailed projections on
the future economic outlook for
the industry as it begins an aggres-
sive program to manage canker
and greening.

Other economists who worked
with Spreen on the project are
Alan Hodges, an extension associ-
ate in the department; David
Mulkey, a professor in the depart-
ment; Ron Muraro, a professor at
UF's Citrus Research and Educa-
tion Center in Lake Alfred; Fritz
Roka, an associate professor at
UF's Southwest Florida Research
and Education Center in
Immokalee; Mark Brown, senior
research economist at the Florida
Department of Citrus in Lakeland;
Bob Norberg, economic and mar-
ket research director at DOC; and
Robert Barber, director of eco-
nomics at Florida Citrus Mutual in
Lakeland. Robert Rouse, an asso-
ciate professor of horticultural sci-
ences at UF's Immokalee center,
also contributed to the report.


Sen. Martinez announces new funding


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.
Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)
announced the approval of over
$23 million in federal grants for
Hurricane Wilma recovery
efforts from the Department of
Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA).
More than $20 million will be


given to the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumers
Services for reimbursement of
labor, materials and travel costs
incurred by the EOC Emergency
Response Plan. As the lead
agency for emergency support
the department provided food,
water, and ice to disaster relief
organizations serving victims of


the hurricane.
The Florida Department of
Military Affairs will receive the
remaining $3 million for expens-
es that resulted from the emer-
gency response activities by the
Florida National Guard. Mission
assignments included search and
rescue, security, distribution of
supplies, evacuation support,


traffic control and EOC liaison
assistance.
"These programs provided
critical emergency support fol-
lowing Hurricane Wilma and this
reimbursement offers much
needed financial relief," said Sen-
ator Martinez. "I appreciate
FEMA's commitment to Florida's
recovery."


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* The opportunities are endless! Bring your
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shed.

mobile home is to be sold "as is."
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Popular beef value cuts

program gaining ground


A program that identifies and
improves the value of certain beef
cuts is gaining momentum across
America, according to Florida beef
producers. The cuts take advan-
tage of tender and flavorful mus-
cles from the chuck and round,
turning them into steak and other
desirable products.
Previously many of these cuts
had been combined with less ten-
der cuts and made into ground
beef or sold as pot roast or other
inexpensive items. New cuts iden-
tified include the Ranch Steak, Sir-
loin Tip Side and Center Steaks,
Petite Tender, Flat Iron Steak,
Western Griller and Western Tip
Steaks.
The research leading to these
items was conducted through the
Beef Checkoff Program in partner-
ship with the University of Florida
and the University of Nebraska.
The study analyzed 39 different
muscles from the chuck and
round from 144 carcasses (over
5,600 muscles in total) for palata-
bility and functionality. It also high-
lighted a handful of individual
muscles that have unique qualities
such as a high degree of tender-
ness and/or flavor.
This resulted in the Beef Value
Cuts program, funded through the
national Beef Checkoff Program,
beginning about five years ago.
Today more than 20,000 restau-
rants and 4,000 supermarkets in
the U.S. are featuring the products.
Each of the new cuts is helping
revolutionize beef fabrication and
marketing in this country, accord-
ing to Jim Handley, chief executive
officer, Florida Beef Council. Partly
as a result, the value of beef car-
casses has increased. In addition,
beef producers are enjoying
greater stability and profitability in
their operations.
"For too long the industry has


sold products in traditional ways,
which has included grinding beef
items into ground beef or selling
chuck and round roasts at low
prices," says Handley. "Today
we're becoming more sophisticat-
ed about how we cut up and mar-
ket what we have to sell. By refin-
ing our cutting and marketing
operations we can provide con-
sumers more of what they want
while addressing the needs of beef
processors and marketers to more
effectively utilize every part of the
carcass."
The Beef Checkoff Program,
funded by a national $1-per-head
assessment on domestically sold
bovine animals and imported cat-
tle and beef, is responsible for both
the research that led to Beef Value
Cuts and the education of packers,
processors, marketers and con-
sumers of the resulting items.
Efforts to gain greater visibility for
these cuts and better train those
who process and market the items
are continuing, Handley says.
Materials for processors and mar-
keters are more targeted, and
include how the cuts are created,
their nutritional content and the
specific benefits of each item.
"As beef producers we're proud
of the work we're doing to give
consumers what they want," says
Handley, "That means meals that
not only taste great, but are con-
venient and nutritious. These new
cuts offer these benefits."
At the same time, those who
are responsible for creating these
items are seeing how beneficial it
can be to meet those consumers
needs, even if it means doing a lit-
tle additional work. Beef produc-
ers are using their Beef Checkoff
Program as a catalyst to make a
difference in the demand for our
animals and products and meet
consumer needs.


Are you legal in your pesticide use?


Spring begins this week, and
with it, comes warmer tempera-
tures, greener grass, beautiful
flowers, and... pests! And pests
often lead people to use pesti-
cides. These wonderful prod-
ucts sometimes require licens-
es, the subject of this week's
column.
And since I am preparing to
train some local folks this week
in the art and science of pesti-
cide application, it's a good time
to see if you are legally using
and not abusing these neces-
sary products in and around our
Florida Yards. And if training is
needed, this week's classes can
help get you legal.
Pesticides are not the only
tool available to keep creeping,
crawling, rotting, stinging and
biting plants and animals from
causing us harm. Simple actions
like not over-fertilizing the lawn
or choosing the right plant for
the right place are also good
ways to reduce the need for pes-
ticides in Florida Yards. Using a
variety of correct practices is the
key to Integrated Pest Manage-
ment- IPM!
A recent report from the
CropLife Foundation indicates
that the total amount of fungi-
cides and herbicides pesticides
used on U.S. croplands over the
past five years has decreased.
However, the information on
the amount of pesticide prod-
ucts used in landscapes is not as
clearly known.
IPM does not mean don't use
any pesticides. Instead, it means
use them correctly and only
when necessary. And it also
means use them according to
the label because that's the law.
Besides federal law, we also
have state laws that guide us on
the proper use of these neces-
sary tools.


Are you confused yet? For most folks that wish
to manage their own pests, remember the most
important rule of pesticide use: THE LABEL IS
THE LAW For all other questions bout pest
management, feel free to contact our office for
more information.


Florida has three laws that
govern pesticide applicators. At
best they are confusing, and at
worst, they can get those that
use pesticides improperly in
trouble with the law.
For most Florida homeown-
ers, if you can buy it at the gar-
den center, and use these prod-
ucts according to the label, you
are following the law. But for
those in the business, for agri-
cultural producers, or for those
employees that need to use pes-
ticides as part of their job, a pes-
ticide license is usually needed.
And if you hire someone to help
you keep pests away, please be
sure that the person has the
right license to do the job legal-
ly.
One kind of pesticide license
is actually a business license.
Known with a Pest Control
Operator's (PCO) license, the
operator-in-charge trains and
supervises his or her employ-
ees. Their technicians have an
Identification card and will to go
from place to place, and use
many different tools to reduce
pests. Their license can be spe-
cific for landscapes, buildings,
termite management and/or
fumigation. Generally the busi-
ness. owner has to have a col-
lege. degree or have worked
with another PCO, and they
have to renew their license each
year.
Commercial Landscapers


have a very specific kind of certi-
fication that allows them to use
a limited number of pesticide
products and equipment, but
only in residential landscapes.
This is called limited because
they are not allowed to use
power equipment, they may not
use anything that has a signal
word of WARNING or DANGER,
and they may not make any
application to lawn grass areas.
So if your landscaper is putting a
weed and feed product on your
lawn this week, they better have
a" license or they are breaking
the law.
A third kind of license is
known as the Limited Lawn and
Ornamental Certificate. For
those that work in the land-
scape for a governmental organ-
ization, such as for the county,
the city or the school district,
this is the right stuff. It also
applies to persons that wish to
apply pesticides to their own
business property, and can also
be used by an employee that
works exclusively for the prop-
erty owner. Each applicator
must have a license and renew
it every four years.
A similar kind of Limited Cer-
tificate also applies to public
and private employees that
need to apply pesticide products
inside buildings. The Limited
Structural Certificate is also a
four-year license, and does not
allow for any supervision of


other applicators.
Agricultural producers have
another whole law that deals
with the application of pesticide
in Florida's croplands and natu-
ral areas. Those with these
Restricted-use Pesticide licenses
are not permitted to use these
products in Florida Yards or
around buildings. Contact me if
you need help getting one of
these kinds of licenses.
For those that need a pub-
lic/private limited certificate, call
our Extension office immediate-
ly.
If you need a pesticide
license in another category, our
office can set up training classes
for other kinds of applicators if
there is enough interest. The
University of Florida is also the
official Florida source for most
applicator training manuals,
and we are responsible for giv-
ing most of the tests to applica-
tors.
Are you confused yet? For
most folks that wish to manage
their own pests, remember the
most important rule of pesticide
use: THE LABEL IS THE LAW.
For all other questions bout pest
management, feel free to con-
tact our office for more informa-
tion.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu/P
esticide%201nformation.htm. If
you need additional information
on Pest management or licens-
ing, please e-mail us at okee-
chobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call us
at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesday
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Cattle placings at Hendry steer show


Submitted to INI
Rachel Morrell displays her Reserve Champion hog, which
weighed in at 270 pounds during the Hendry County Fair
Swine Show, March 22.


Hendry County


Fair Swine Show


By Sonja Crawford

On Wednesday, March 22,
the 4-H/FFA Market Swine
Show was sponsored by Glades
Electric Cooperative.
The official judge of the
evening was Franke Hall of
Gainesville. The hogs were
judged on muscling, size,
design, productive type, cor-
rectness of finish, and expected
carcass desirability.
The Grand Champion Swine
was shown by Hog Wild 4-H
Club member Kim Fielder.
Kim's hog weighed 248
pounds. The Hog\'eld--l4H
Club leader is Sandy Fielder.'
itacthelIVorrelll of Rat*ilPork
Pride led by Jim and Teressa
Carr exhibited the Reserve
Champion Hog. Rachel's hog
weighed in at 270 pounds.
After the placing of the
swine came the Showmanship
category. Showmanship is
judged on the ability to exhibit
an animal to its best advantage,


as well as the overall care and
training of the animal. The
exhibitors are judged on con-
trol, presentation to the judge,
awareness of the judge, and
knowledge of the species. Plan-
ning, practicing, and neat
appearance \\iII assist the
exhibitor in being successful.
In the Senior S\\ine Show-
manship division, Kim Fielder
took first place receiving a bell
buckle. Dalton Rayburn cap-
tured the second place trophy
with Allison Barnes taking the
third place trophy Dalton is a
member of the Raisin Pork
Pride 4-H Club and Allison is
member of Clei strong FFA led
by Michael Swindle.
In the Junior Swine Sho-.
manship category, Clayton Blair
captured the first place bell
buckle % ith Kyle \\aldon in sec-
ond place and \inni Llosas in
third place Clatori,. Kyle and
Vinny are members of the
Southern Bacon 4-H Club
under the leadership of George
Kline and Tammy Waldon.


By Sonja Crawford
The Beef Breeding and Mar-
ket Steer Show, sponsored by
Clewiston Animal Clinic and
Paige Farms took place Tuesday,
March 21, at the Hendry County
Fairgrounds. The show consisted
of pee-wees, 4-H and FFA mem-
bers showing their heifers,
cows, calves and steers. The
steers exhibited at the show
ranged in weight from 1,093
pounds to 1,350 pounds.
Pat Hogue, of Okeechobee,
was the official judge for the
evening. The steers were judged
on muscling, correctness of fin-
ish, balance, capacity, size, as
well as carcass desirability. The
beef breeding critters were
judged on size, growth potential,
muscle, balance, structural cor-
rectness, capacity, and sex char-
acteristics.
Showmanship was judged on
the ability to exhibit an animal to
its best advantage, as well as the
overall care and training of the
animal. The exhibitors are
judged on control, presentation
to the judge, awareness of the
judge, and knowledge of the
species. Planning, practicing,
and neat appearance will assist
the exhibitor in being successful.
Savannah Beckett, Bradley
Bellew, Alex Mata and Joshua
Santiago received blue ribbons
for their participation in the Pee
Wee Heifer division.
Clewiston FFA member Kim
Fielder captured Grand Champi-
on with her cow named Spunky
with Kelsie Hansen, Hendry
County Cattle 4-H Club, taking
the Reserve Champion award
with her heifer named Hannah.
Kim is also a member of the
Hendry County Cattle 4-H Club.
In the Beef Breeding Show-
manship, Fitting and Grooming
Junior division, Kelsie Hansen
took first place. In the Senior
Showmanship division, Hendry


County Cattle 4-H Club member
Jamar Boykin captured first
place receiving a belt buckle
with Kim Fielder in second place
and David Hughes, Clewiston
FFA, in third place. In the Senior
Fitting and Grooming division,
Jamar Boykin took first place
with Kim Fielder in second place
and Clewiston FFA member
Morgan Musgrave in third place.
Rachel Fries captured Grand
Champion with her 1,215-pound
steer. Rachel is a member of the
A-i Steer 4-H Club. Receiving the
Reserve Champion award was
Abby Peacock who is a member
of the Hendry County Cattle 4-H
Club. Abby's steer weighed in at
1,093 pounds. Rachel and Abby
also received the HendryCounty
Bred Grand and Reserve Cham-
pion Awards, respectively.
Alico Ranch was the produc-
er of Rachel's calf and Dr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Keen were the pro-
ducer of Abby's calf. In order to
achieve the honor of receiving


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Submitted to INI
Rachel Fries works her steer during the 2006 Hendry Coun-


ty Beef Breeding and Steer
named Grand Champion.

the Hendry County Bred Grand
and Reserve Champion Steer,
the steer had to be born in
Hendry County.
In the Junior Showmanship
division, Cullen Jenkins cap-
tured first place receiving a belt
buckle.
In the Senior Showmanship
division, Hendry County Cattle 4-
H Club member Josie Boykin
achieved first place receiving a
belt buckle. Rachel Fries took
the second place trophy with
Abby Peacock in third place.
The Hendry County Cattle 4-H
Club is led by Dr. and Mrs. Ken-
neth Keen and Eileen Raulerson
and Renee Pratt provide leader-
ship to the A-1 Steer Club. Mike
Swindle is the Clewiston FFA
Advisor.


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laKing me tiIIe oT Heserve Unampion
was Kelsie Hansen's prize-winning
Heifer at the Hendry County Beef
Breeding and Steer Show.


Abby Peacock's steer was named Reserve Champi-
on at the Hendry County Beef Breeding and Steer
Show.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage.Yfard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
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ABSOLUTE AUCTION. 96
Acres mountain property
within Cherokee National
Forest Proclamation Boun-
dary. Saturday, April 1,
10:30 a.m. Call
1-800-4FURROW or visit
www.furrow.com. TN Lie.
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DOG, Male, Terrier mix? Fixed
w/collar. Call Joe to ID.
(561)996-5680 Belle Glade
PRESCRIPTION GLASSES-
Found Speckled Church Fes-
tival. Okee. Please call for
more Info. (863)467-2545


COMPOSTED MANURE- For
your garden. You pick up.
Call Laura or John at
(863)675-3231



BOX LOT SALE
LaBelle, Fri. & Sat., April 7th &
8th, 3pm-9pm, 463 E. Lin-
coln Ave. Watts, McCoy, Hall"
Pyrex, Milk glass, Amber-
ware, Enamel, Vintage uten-
sils, Jim Beam, Antique
books,Cookbooks,
Children's book & More
collectable's. Dealers Wel-
come. 863-674-0098
TURKEY CREEK (Ortona)
Neighborhood Yard Sale
Off SR 78, east of SR 29.
Friday. March 31st
12 Noon-'til 5pm.
Saturday, April 1st
8am-5pm.
At least 8 householdsI!!
Absolutely No Early Sales
Antiques, Nautical, Boats,
Art, Small appliances, Tools,
Housewares, Christmas,
Collectibles, Music boxes,
Books, Decorator, Adult
Clothing, Computers, Bicycles.
(863)675-5828
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
the classilleds


Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Traveling, etc.
Let's meet! (863)946-3123


Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part!Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230








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BADCOCK
FURNITURE
Full-Time
Sales Associate
Bi-lingual a plus,
but not mandatory.
Apply at:

Badcock Furniture
225 SW Ave B
Belle, Glade, FL
33430
CAR WASH TECH'S-
WILL TRAIN!
needed w/plumbing & electri-
cal ability for Ft. Myers, SW FL
& Tampa areas. Vehicle, tools
& benefits provided. ($ based
on experience.) DFWP Apply
by fax or e-mail to Waltek Car
Wash Systems, 863-674-
1164. ann.bridges@wallace-
groupinc.com
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?


Case Manager
Bi-Lingual
for family-centered
approach home visitation.
Belle Glade.
Working with pregnant &
parenting families.
Degree in Social Work or
related field required.
Resume by Fax to:
561-996-3653 or e-mail to:
HumanResources(
familiesfirstpbc.ora
Visit us at
familiesfirstpbc.org
for more information.

Computer
INSTRUCTOR / CASE MAN-
AGER Henkels & McCoy, a
national training provider, is
seeking a self-motivated, en-
ergetic individual in the Cle-
wiston area. A minimum of
3 years experience with cer-
tifications in A+ or MOS or
IC3 is desirable. Must have
strong communication skills
with the ability to develop re-
lationshops with the com-
munity. Must be able to
relate with a diverse multi-
cultural population. Fax re-
sumes with salary require-
ments to 863-519-4507
attention Nilda Blanco. EOE
M/F/D/V

CORRECTION OFFICERS
The Glades County Sheriff's
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
Drivers CDL A. Special Or-
ientation Pay for Experienced
Drivers! Home Weekends!
Great Pay & Benefits! Paid
Training for School Grads!
Cypress Truck Lines, Inc.
www.cypresstruck.com
(888)808-5846.
Drivers CDL A. True Lease to
own program. Low pay-
ments/short term lease. Avg.
$1.11/mile plus fuel sur-
charge. No hazmat. No
forced dispatch. FFE Trans-
portation (888)864-0012.
EXPERIENCED PLUMBER
(863)675-1155


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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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


Leaf Harvest Supervisor

Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc., a major agricultural
firm has an entry-level, year-round, salaried position
opening in western Palm Beach County. This is an
outdoor position supervising crews harvesting bulk
process leaf, and leaf hand cut/pack to orders. Addi-
tional duties include processing payrolls, computing
pack-outs, and other harvest reports. Minimum re-
quirements includes 2 years of college, a current
valid drivers license, and requires some out-of-state
travel. Ability to speak Spanish and familiarity with
Microsoft Word and Excel strongly encouraged with
prior experience supervising agricultural labor a plus.
Competitive wage and benefits package including a
company vehicle, bonus, retirement, and 401 K. Send
resume to Al Loret de Mola, Human Resources Man-
ager, RO. Box 2015, Belle Glade, FL 33430, email
address: alberto@duda.com or call 561-996-7621
ext. 5264 M-F 8:00am 5:00pm to be considered for
an interview. EOE.



MECHANIC WANTED
Hampton Chrysler is looking for an
experienced Technician. A.S.E. Certifications
preferred. Valid FL drivers license required.
Benefits/Vacation.

Apply in person M-F
HAMPTON CHRYSLER DODGE & JEEP
202 W. Sugarland Hwy Clewiston


WANTED
LPN
Or Experienced Medical Assistant
Family Medicine Practice
Newborns to Seniors Friendly/Family Environment
People skills necessary
Send Resume to
Sunshine Family Medicine Inc.
115 S. Gloria St.
Clewiston, FL. 33440
863-983-2282


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


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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

COMMUNITY CENTER MANAGER (Belle Glade),
$32,762/hr. Administrative and supervisory work
managing a community center for the senior
population. Supervises and trains staff and volun-
teers; recruits volunteers and new programs.
Monitors and maintains the physical maintenance
of the center. Addresses social and civic groups
regarding services at the center. Requires high
school/equivalent and 2 yrs. college course work
(60-sem./90-qtr. hrs.) in Social Work, Recreation,
Public/Business Administration, Education, Behav-
ioral Science/related and 2 yrs. exp. in institutional
or building management (or HS/eq. and 4 yrs. re-
lated exp.). Prefer: 6 months of exp. working with
seniors; bilingual (Eng./Sp.).

CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASST. (Preschoolers, Pa-
hokee), $10.72/hr. Assists in caring for, monitor-
ing and carrying out program activities for children
enrolled in the Head Start Program. Attends agen-
cy training sessions. Requires high school/equiva-
lent and 1 yr. exp. working with preschoolers
(must specify) AND 40 hrs. of DCF child care
training at time of application (attach copies of
documentation). Must obtain a National CDA cre-
dential within 1 yr. of hire. Also desirable: Former
or present Head Start parent (primary caregiv-
er)/Head Start volunteer experience.

Visit www.pbc.gov.com for detailed job descrip-
tions and employment applications. Submit appli-
cations/resumes with any Vet. Pref. doc. for
receipt by 5 pm 4/7/06 to Palm Beach County HR,
50 S. Military Trail, #210, WPB, FL 33415 Fax
561-616-6893 EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)

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Must have valid FL C.N.A Certificate
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drus Free Workplace EOE


INTERVIEWING CLERK
(Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
L-1) (#64036628)

Front Desk Position responsible for inter-
viewing clients for service eligibility;
computer experience helpful. Bi-lingual
English/Spanish; Background screen-
ing/fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Apply online:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
CALL LYNN # 863-674-4041 X 115
for more details



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


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The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
Services Team Member. This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
employment.
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in:
Photoshop
Quark or Pagemaker
Adobe Acrobat
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer






POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
CITY ATTORNEY
The City Commission of the City of Clewiston is accepting ap-
plications for the position of city attorney. This is a part-time
position that reports directly to the City Commission. Florida
Bar membership is required for the position and municipal
experience is highly desired. Requirements and duties of the
position include: Attending all regular City Commission meet-
ings and attending all special meetings and work sessions,
and when requested by City Commission, responding to any
item on agenda needing a legal opinion. The attorney will at-
tend meetings of any city board or committee when so re-
quested by the city manager or City Commission in order to
advise the members thereof on any legal matter which con-
fronts the board. The attorney also will provide legal counsel-
ing and guidance, including the rendering of legal opinions to
the City Commission in reference to all matters that pertain to
the official duties of the City Commission, and also provide
legal counseling and guidance and opinions to the city man-
ager and the department heads in reference to the operations
of the city as necessary; prepare and/or review charter revi-
sions, ordinances, resolutions, referendum questions, con-
tracts, surety/performance/payment bonds, insurance
policies, deeds, bills of sale, waivers, subordinations and
other legal instruments, contracts, agreements, documents
and papers that are pertaining to city matters upon request by
City Commission. The City is open to a variety of compensa-
tion approaches for these legal services but encourages a
monthly contract service (retainer) fee and hourly rate for le-
gal services outside of the traditional scope of work. Please
submit proposal for monthly retainer fee and proposed hourldy
rates for "other' legal services along with brief resume (pro-
vide Florida Bar number with resume) with references no lat-
er than April 7, 2006, to: Wendell Johnson, City Manager,
115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. Resumes are
public records under applicable Florida law. Detailed specifi-
cations of "traditional" contract services and responsibilities
are available by request at (863) 983-1484. The City Com-
mission will conduct interviews and make a selection no later
than April 17, 2006.


ADULT/CHILD THERAPIST

Needed to provide individual, couple, and
family therapy in a behavioral health setting
to Blades residents. Requires a masters
degree in a relevant field, professional license
or license eligible.,Preferred candidate will be
bilingual with HIV population experience.
Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to (561)514-1987. You may e-mail
your resume to bsears@oakwoodcenter.org
Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
Glades Services (AKA Healthy Solutions Resource Center)
EOE: M/F/D/V


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MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471


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

Equal Opportunity Employer


HELP WANTED
Emergency Management Planner for the La Belle office.
Must have computer skills, experience with Microsoft pro-
grams and Excel. Must be able to work independently, be
self motivated & organized. A High School Diploma orGED
required
Sidewalk & Bridge Foreman for Hendry County Road &
Bridge. Clean driving record. Must have Class D or higher
drivers license, High School Diploma/GED or 2 years experi-
ence in concrete construction to include knowledge or con-
struction plans, measurements, forming, pouring finishing,
supervision and other related experience. Pay range $30,160
and $36,400 annually depending upon experience.
Forklift Operator/ Assistant at the Recycling & Hazardous
Waste Collection Center in LaBelle. CDL license preferred.
Mechanic I. Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as an au-
tomotive service worker or mechanic's helper preferred.
Mechanic II. Graduate from an approved course in heavy &
diesel mechanics, three years experience.,
Both Mechanic positions require Class B driver's license. Must
have a High School Diploma or GED. Both located in Clewis-
ton.
GIS Coordinator for the LaBelle office. Must have Bachelor of
Science from an accredited college or university in computer
science, geography, or related field with considerable experi-
ence in the use of geographic information systems or 8 yrs
equivalent experience.
The positions are full time with medical benefits, retirement,
sick and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled. Job description & ap-
plications can be obtained in the Satellite Office in Clewiston
.and the Courthouse in LaBelle in thq HR Department.,
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug Free. Applicants needing-assistance in the
application process should contact Hendry County Commis-
sioner HR Department,


RECEPTIONIST

Needed to perform typical receptionist duties
in an outpatient behavioral health setting for
an organization serving Glades residents.
Bilingual candidate preferred. Competitive
salary and excellent benefits. Fax resume to:
(561)514-1987. You may email your resume to:
bsears@oakwoodcenter.org.

Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
Glades Services (AKA Health Solutions Resource Center)
EOE: M/F/D/V


SHOP INVENTORY CLERK

King Ranch currently has a position available for a
Shop Inventory Clerk. Main duties include working
with vendors to order and track shop parts and
computerized entry of inventory receipts and dis-
tributions. Prior experience with computerized
shop inventory system preferred. Must have a val-
id driver's license. Full benefits package including
medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement,
401(k), paid vacations and holidays. Interested
candidates please call (561)996-7257. EOE,
Drug-Free Workplace

Labelle Company needs Warehouse Supervisor.
The Dumont Company seeks a successful candidate with at
least 2 years of supervisory experience, good administrative
skills, solid leadership skills and holding a current CDL 'B" with
Hazmat endorsement. The candidate will be responsible for
supervising a warehouse, organizing shipping papers,
controlling the inventory and supervising the activities of the
drivers. They will also be required to act as the back up driver
when necessary. It is important that the candidate be a hands
on team player. We'are a small company where the Supervis-
or wears many hats and must be willing to do whatever is nec-
essary to support the effort. We offer an exciting opportunity
with good starting wages, a comprehensive benefits package
(including Health care, 401K with company matching, Life
and Disability insurance and a Profit Sharing plan)."
If. you are ambitious, and are looking for a job with a future,
please Fax your resume today to 800-524-9315.

FISCAL ASSISTANT I
(Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks L-1)
(#64085152)

Third party billing & patient accounts
receivable; detail oriented,& computer
experience helpful. Background
screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on-line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Lynn @ 863-674-4041 x115
for more details


CDH REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE

NOW HIRING!
Iron Workers, Steel Workers
Welders, Carpenters and Laborers

SPlease'apply in person at:
1816 Red Road
Clewiston, FL 33440


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JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Dining Room Bus Person $6.25 per hour
Dining Room Host(ess) $8.00 per hour
Dining Room Server $5.50 plus tips
Housekeeper $9.00 per hour
Maintenance Worker $10.00 + D.O.E.
Poker Brush $8.00 per hour
Security Officer $10.00 per hour
Sous Chef $12.00 + D.O.E.
TAD Floor Clerk $21.00 avg. w/grats

We are also seeking candidates
for these professional positions:
Count Team Supervisor Financial Analyst Security Supervisor
Human Resources Manager TAD Floor Supervisor

Benefits available for all employees
www.theseminolecasino.com
Apply in person at: 506 S. 1st St., Immokalee, FL
Phone: 1-800-218-0007
The Seminole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace


Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

DATA ENTRY/FILE CLERK
SALARY RANGE: $7.00 $10.75 PER HOUR
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIRE-
MENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Must be able to enter all daily time tickets re-
cording labor, equipment and materials relating to projects.
Must be able to prepare accurate monthly equipment, job and
inventory reports. Must be able to process and balance all
landfill weight tickets pertaining to GCRD Parks and Cemetery.
Must be able to assist the Office Manager when necessary.
Must be able to monitor the radio and telephones, do all office
filing and any other duties as may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must have
the people skills to communicate with the public. This position
requires knowledge of common office procedures, computer
skills and programming knowledge regarding office software.
This position requires skill in the operation of all office ma-
chines
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent. Valid Class E Florida Drivers License with acceptable
driving record. Minimum of two (2) years experience working
with computers.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m., 5 days per week
CLOSING DATE: April 7, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 AvenueJ
RO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


Drivers:
Great Pay!
Safety Bonuses!
Life / Health / 401 KI
Great Home Time!
.CDL-A 2yrs. Exp.
Domino's Pizza Distribution
800-540-3474
Equipment Operators, Exca-
vator, Dozer, Loader. Top
Pay, 60 hrs. a wk.
(561)309-7817
Experienced
Bookkeeper
needed in Cjewiston.
Primary skills:
Microsoft Word/
Excel and Quickbooks.
Please call
(863)599-0460
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:
firstappraisalOl@earthlink.net
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATORS & CLASS A/B
DRIVERS
For Labelle & Ft. Myers loca-
tions. Apply in Person at 825
E. Cowboy Way, Suite 106,
LaBelle (Ph 863-674-1174)
or fax resume to
#863-674-1164.
EEO/DFWP
LABELLE COMPANY NEEDS
DRIVER-The Dumont Com-
pany has a position in our
small company that requires
a driver with minimum ,of a
CDL "B" with Hazmat en-
dorsement. We offer good
starting wages, benefits and
a secure future. If you are
ambitious, and are looking
for a job with a future please
call today at 800-330-1369.
Mace Welding is now
accepting applications for
WELDERS
,Apply within at:
90 Evans Rd, LaBelle
(863)675-6683
NEEDED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Experience preferred
but not required.
Please contact 863-983-7361
for an application or send
resume to: 205 South Gloria
St.Clewiston, FL 33440
"NOW HIRING 2006" AVER-
AGE POSTAL EMPLOYEE
EARNS $57,000/YR Mini-
mum Starting Pay $18.00/hr.
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Needed (800)584-1775 Ref
#P4901.
0/0 Driver FFE, The F/S is
higher here! $1.11 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 Re-
ferral Bonus. Base Plate pro-
vided. No truck no problem.
Low payment with short
lease. (800)569-9298.


PIPEFITTERS, STRUCTURAL
WELDERS & HELPERS
NEEDED
Pro Serv Sanders is taking
applications for experienced
Pipefitters & Structural
Welders. Competitive wages
E.O.E. Drug Free Workplace
For details call:
Joel Hagler
407-324-5666, Ext. 246
or email:
jhaglerOpssanders.com
PLUMBER: Experienced
in service work. Call for an
interview. (863)675-1155
POSTAL JOBS
$16.46 $22.97/hr, Now Hir-
ing. For application & free
government job info., call
American Assoc. of Labor
1-913-599-8226, 24hr.
emp. serve.
SCALE OPERATOR
Now being hired at
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454
VAN DRIVER NEEDED
P/T Split shift. Call Labor Find-
ers (863)902-9494 or Apply
in person at: 202 East Sug-
arland Hwy, Clewiston, FL
33440.




Family Advocate
Position #177-3168
Glades Area
Motivated and energetic in-
dividuals needed to provide
services to families with
young children. Will work as
part of team with nurses and
social workers. High School
Diploma required (AA or
CDA preferred). Minimum
one. (1) year experience in
social services, community
based.or childcare field.
Knowledge of quality child-
care and parenting preferred.
Min Salary $24,079/yr.
All applications & resumes
must be received by %:00
PM 4/7/06. Send to:
HCDPBC, 324 Datura St.,
#401, WPB, FL 33401, fax
(561)671-4670 or e-mail to
employment@hcdpbc.org.
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 5-15
Carpets 'Rugs 550
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Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
I Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
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Health & Reducing
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
LampsLights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,'
Equipment 665
Pets .'Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 095
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
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AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659


BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $1000 (863)763-5881
CLOCKS, Antique (3) $750 for
all, will sep. (863)763-5870
Wood Burning Cook Stove,
antique, exc. cond., $300.
(863)675-4858


DISHWASHER-top of the line
Haler, portable, RV size,
18"W, used less than 10
times, $250 (502)644-2018
WASHER & DRYER- $100 For
both (863)675-3038 .
WASHER & DRYER Maytag,
Stackable, heavy duty, good
working cond. $200
(863)634-1492
WASHER Frigidaire, Super
Capacity 16 cycles, Heavy
duty $50 (863)697-2173


BICYCLE, Fold Up. $30
(863)763-5870



STEEL BUILDING SOLUTIONS.
"Manufacturer Direct!" Priced
to sell Built to Last. Featur-
ing clear span design. Exten-
sive range of sizes and
models. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.



DOOR- Outside, Aluminum,
Glass. 32"x74", Fits Mobil
Homes $30. (863)357-6660
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METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
MH STEPS (2) 35" Fiber
glass steps, w/3'x3' platform,
metal handrails $600 or will
sep. (863)357-0615
SCREEN ROOM MATERIALS:
.Walls, 4x10 Roof Panels &
one Door $950.
(772)201-8932 OKEECHOBEE
SCREEN ROOM- permanent or
portable, 8x20, roof system,
28x8, 2 doors, exc cond.
$1800 (502)644-2018
SHELVES 5/4 solid oak, Rout-
ed edges. Finished. Steel
arms Worth $2000. Now
$500 (863)674-0429
SHUTTERS- 1-pr. 12"x24",
2-pr 12"x48", & 2-pr 14"x39"
All need to be painted. $25.
Will sep. (863)763-1997


CARPET & PAD- brand new,J
blue approx 12x13, $75.
(772)201-8932',Okeechobee


BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
mattress. $40.
(863)675-7105
TODDLER BED- Race Car,
with mattress & bedding,
$50 (863)675-6829


GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal. New, never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2813
Natl. Pagent Dress 5/6 Beauti-
ful custom-made by Nancy
Landers $450
(863)467-2952


FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 80s early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
863)763-8943
Stadium Club '92 & '06, Topps
Series, 1 CC card $2
(863)467-1484



ALL IN ONE, PRINTER- Print
Trio/Photo, Lexmark P3150,
4 photo card slots, new car-
tridges $75 (863)357-1082
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
&. games. $175.
(863)843-0158
LAPTOP Windows XP lots of
software, internet ready, 1.5
gig, 2 months old, $950 firm
(863)261-4633
LAPTOP- 15", Absolute the top
of the line Durabook. Military
spec's Modem, rotor Leather
case. $1399. 863-983-7751
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257


Bureau- Dresser Double, very
good cond. $80 or best offer
(863)467-9877
CORNER CABINETS (2) beau-
tiful, cherry wood, must see,
$2500 or best of-
fer(863)763-0072
DAY BED- light pine $150
(863)357-1517
DINETTE SET, wood, with for-
mica top & 4 captain's
chairs, green, $125.
(863)467-2557
DINING TABLE- Oval, 2-leaf's,
6-chairs w/cushions All hard
wood. Traditional style $300.
(863)467-6543
DINING TABLE W/ SCHAIRS-
blond rattan, glass top, $275
(863)763-9410
DRESSER SET, 1 long w/mir-
ror, 1 narrow tall, 1 night
stand $60 (863)467-6984
FOAM MATTRESS: King Size,
New. $350. (863)675-5737
LIVING ROOM RECLINER- ex-
cel. cond. only $80 or best
offer (863)467-9877


QUEEN BED- light wood, Sea-
ly Post matt, dresser w/mir-
ror, chest, 2 nite stands
$1500 (863)763-9410
RECLINER- olive green, like
new, asking $125 or best of-
fer (863)824-0739
SOFA & CHAISE LOUNGE-
Lge,' modern, full back cush-
ions, pale green/beige, 2yrs
old $500 (863)467-2435
SOFA- full size, Like new,
Light blue, beige, white & grey
striped. Reduce to $225.
(863)467-0670
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- maple,
good condition, $50
(863)763-8146
TABLE, w/butcher block top, 2
stools, w/white legs on table
& stools, $75 or best offer.
(863)983-6319



GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter, 30 misc.,
clubs, $130. (863)946-3123


ROTTWELL MODEL 650 TRAP
made in Belgium, never im-
ported, brought over. 12ga,
30" f/m;, $1500
(937)215-0307



EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin Air
Dyme, like brand new, $150
(863)983-2255



WATER HEATER- 40 gal, 1 yr
old, $75. or best offer.
(863)467-1958


FLOOR LAMP- With matching
glass top coffee table $125.
(863)357-6315



PATIO SET- in good cond.
blue and white $50
(863)763-8146


ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pridei Mobility, elec lift,
$1200 or best offer
(863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. Also reclines $425. or
best offer (863)467-4328.
WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
heavy duty batteries. Good
cond. $550. (863)675-0104


CRUISE- 7 NIGHTS, EASTERN
CARIBBEAN. Brand new ship
sailing r/t from Ft. Lauderdale
November 2006- March
2007. From $499 (port taxes
included) with FREE BUS!
(800)741-1770, www.alla-
boardtravel.com. ARC Ex-
empt.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
ment. Computer provided. Fi-
nancial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
netidewatertech.com.
Fixed Wing Ultra Light Air-
Plane, partly finished, $1800
or best offer. (906)281-2127
For sale Household items,
tools, sporting goods, furni-
ture & appliances Call Paul
(561)924-8292
GREEN SAND IRON FILTER-
Like new,
$100.(863)610-7588
Horse Liniment Eases Arthritis
Pain. Now Available for hu-
mans. Arth-Rx has been
helping arthritis pain suffer-
ers for over 10 years. Con-
venient Roll On.
(800)634-2348; www.arth-
rx.com.
RELAX & ENJOY, the outdoors
in this 2 seated swing $100.
(863)675-6556


FAMILY HOME CARE
A Medicare Certified
Home Health Agency has immediate openings
for experienced professionals.
* DIRECTOR OF NURSING
FL RN License
Clinical & Management experience.
* REGISTERED NURSE: Full Time / Part Time
(Per Diem positions also available).
" MARKETER / INTAKE COORDINATOR
" PHYSICAL THERAPY Full Time / Part Time
(Per Diem also available).
* OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: Per Diem
SPEECH THERAPY: Per Diem
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Full Time / Part Time. Offers excellent benefits.
(Per Diem positions also available).
For consideration,
please fax your resume to (863)983-9883
ATTN: Human Resources
Tel.# (863) 983-3700
License #299991018


WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
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FENDER ULTRA CHORUS
AMP & Drum & Bass ma-
chine, $525 will sell separate
(863)763-0072


ADBA REG RED NOSE PIT
BULL PUPS- $250 each,
Please call (863)634-0119
BIRDS- Aviary for small birds,
8x10, movable, 50 or more
birds, $1000 cash
(863)675-3032
BLACK LAB PUPPIES, born on
2/6/06, 4 males, 3 females,
$125. (863)467-1574
CHIHUAHUA, puppy, female,
Shots current, Health Cert.
$300. (863)675-3729 or
(863)675-2541
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES,
$400 each. (863)634-4076
KO0
'Colorful Pond Fish
2"- 18", $3.00- $100.
239-289-7511
PEKINGESE PUPS- all shots,
CKC, beautiful, all colors/sizes,
$300-400 will deliver.
(863)983-5597
YEARLING BEEFMASTER
BULL- $800
(863)675-0218 La Belle



SPA HOT TUB- Vita, 6 person,
works great $1200
(863)763-6834



SEWING MACHINE, Commer-
cial. Used for upholstery.
$800. (863)675-5737


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



FISHER STEREO SYSTEM-
With 2-4' speakers. $200.
(863)357-6315
SONY CASSETTE TO CAS-
SETTE- plays, records, syn-
chronized motors, new cond
$80 (863)675-2596



CABINET STYLE- 52", Color
does not work. $200.
(863)675-7105


CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9", Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75. Or best
offer. 410-228-7137
EXTENSION LADDER, 18' fi-
berglass, new, $90 cash
(863)675-4970 leave mes-
sage
MECHANICS CREEPER- plas-
tic, exc cond., half price, $17
cash (863)675-4970 leave
message


VCR, DAEWOO like new $20
(863)467-0670


Trailer for 18' to 20' Pontoon
Boat. (863)763-8872
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562:5567
Wanted Hay Bailer, used,
(863)763-2936


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeedtProducts 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865


HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Good
horse, great w/kids. Moving
must sell. $2500 or best offer.
(239)633-3649
HORSE TRAILER- Good condi-
tion. $1500. Firm
(239)694-5611
HORSES, 3-Gelding, 1-Barrel
horse, 1-Roping horse for
kids, 1-Gelding for Intermedi-
ate riders. Call
863-675-5739
SADDLES (3) Western, 2 Adult
& 1 Child. $650 for all or
best offer, will sep.
(863)697-8731



RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
$900. (863)697-3212


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RIDING MOWER for parts,
42!', for parts only! motor,
tires, battery good, deck shot
$20 (931)337-1053 or
(863)3571236
RIDING MOWER, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
(863)612-1018



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


Rentals



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










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DESTIN, FLORIDA. Directly on
the Water, NEW Boutique
Hotel. Harbor Beach, Pool.
Steps to Finest Restaurants.
Minutes to Gulf, Golf, Shop-
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www.innondestinharbor.com
(800)874-0470.


Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080





Belle Glade, Muti-Unit
CBS Apartments. 1 &2 Bdrm.
Call Thompson-Broker
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PORT LaBelle: Unit 4,4/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $175,000.
Call owner: 863-673-5071.

Riverfront Home
LaBelle
Dock/Lift Boathouse
2BR/2BA
Appraised $675,000
Quick Sale Price
$599,000
Owner financing,
Will trade for
Acreage.
305-481-1316 or
863-234-1814.


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Will Divide
City block next to court-
house, government center,
high school, 500 feet on US
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PIONEER, 2.5.ac., Lots of pine
trees. High land: Accessible
Very Peaceful & Private.
$66,000,863-674-1008


RESIDENTIAL LOTS (5)
in LaBelle ~
Water/Sewer, Cleared
READY TO BUILD
Asking Price $250,000
Contact: Bill Reeve @
Coastal Engineering Consultants
,863 675-2707

MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, .
1.25 ac. Near Clewiston in
growing Hendry County,. FL. P e- S I
Good location on Datil-St.
Community with Recreation North Georgia Gated Mountain
Center & swimming pool. Community. New Homes
Asking $45,000.00 E-mail: close to Infrastructure. One
Neidajim@comast.net Hour North of Atlanta. Golf,
732-656-0214 Tennis, Lake, Pools, Info
OKEECHOBEE. 1.19 ac Locat- www.benttreegeorgia.com.
ed 7 mi N of Okee. City. On' Rural Hunting Timber Land
dead end black top road. For Sale 222.2 acres,
Many mature Oak trees. $2500/acre. Atkinson
Zoned for house or mobile County, Georgia. Call for info
home. Not in Viking area. (334.)393-5036 or
$75,000 863-467-5867 or (334)464-4004.
863-697-9047
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN
I S ACREAGE Gated mountain
I community bordering a large
lake. Spectacular views.
Community boat ramp, pri-
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA vate boat slips. Between
SACREAGE Private, gated Chattanooga & Knoxville.
mountain community with Call today (866)292-5769.
over 4 miles of riverfront. 1. Gates of the River.
to- 8+ acres from the $60s.
Incredible views! Custom TN WATERFRONT MOUNTAIN
community lodge with PROPERTY Scenic home-
mountain spas, riverwalk. sites surrounding Lake Bark-
Call (866)292-5762. Bear ley. 1 to 6 acre view sites &
River Lodge. 5 to 40 acre privacy sites
from the 40's. 90 min to
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI- Nashville. Grand opening of
NA. WINTER SEASON IS Phase II on now! Call
HERE! MUST SEE THE (866)339-4966.
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN M bile H mes
NC MOUNTAINS. -.m:,r. UL
Cabins, Acreage & Irnves.-
ments. Cherokee Mountain
Rilly GMAC Real Estate,.
Murphy www.cherokee-
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(800)841-5868. Mobile Home Lots 205
Mobile Home Parts 2010
COASTAL NC WATERFRONT Mobile Homes Rent 2015
1.5 Acres- $99,900. Beauti- Mobile Homes Sale 2020
fully wooded, great views, M i H e ale
pristine shoreline, deep
beatable water! Enjoy access l
to ICW, Sound Atlantic.
Paved road, underground L
utilities. Excellent financing.
Call now (800)732-6601 x MOBILE HOME LOTS
1510. ForSale-
Shiv Island & Pahokee
FINAL CLOSEOUT- Lake Bar- (561)996-4524
gains! April 8/ 9. Water ac-
cess from $34,900 with
FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO
CLOSING COSTS! Huge
$5,000 savings on beautiful-
ly wooded parcels at 34,000 PIONEER PLANTATIONS- 3/2
acre lake Tennessee. Enjoy dbl wide, Ig porch, 40 acres,
unlimited water recreation. $800/mo, 1st. Lst &
Surrounded by state forest. sec,(954)649-6641
Excellent financing! Call
(800)704-3154, x 724 TN
Land Partners, LLC. S le2
GOLF LOT SALE! Blue Ridge
Mountains! Near Asheville, BEAUTIFUL 50X12 MH-
NC. Beautifully wooded 30x10 Fla Rm, fully furn, deck,
homesites on 18-hole Dye patio, beautiful gardens, Must
designed golf course. Unbe-. See! 157 Meadowlark RV
lievable incentives.'Call toll- Park, Ortona, $12,000 or best
free (866)334-3253 X 1047 offer
cherokeevalleysc.com HENDRY COUNTY- 1995
Lakefront and Lakeview Prop- Palm Harbor Masterpiece,
erties Nestled in the hills of 28x52, 3/2, opeh floor plan,
Tennessee on the shores of. Zone 3 wind storm,16x16
pristine Norris Lake. Call deck, appliance, exc cond,
Lakeside Realty at org owner, buyer pays mov-
(423)626-5820 Or visit ing. $29,900 (863)675-1490
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. or (239)728-2484
Large Mtn. Land Bargains, MOBILE 3br/2ba Manufactured
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris- home, driveway, car port,
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to porch, front yard w/gardens
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn. $168,500(863)675-3539
Views, Streams. www.live-
inwv.com. MOBILE HOME 50x12, fur-
nished, 36x10 FI Room, patio,
"Location, Location, Location" deck,. 157 Meadow Lot camp-
Time to buy. INVESTORS & ground Ortona, $14,000 neg.'
BUILDERS, Great Buildable


Lots For Sale in one of Flori-
da's Fastest Growing Areas
Fort Myers. (888)558-0032.
MONTANA MOUNTAIN PARA-
DISE Great mountain views!
2.29acres just $59,990.
Ride out your back door to
millions of acres of national
forest. Close to Canyon Ferry
Lake, minutes to Helena.
Soils tested, utilities, ready
to build. Call owner
(866)365-6103.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
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NC MOUNTAINS 3 acres on
mountain top in gated com-
munity, view, trees, waterfall
& large public lake nearby,
paved private access,
.$58,500 owner
(86-6 ) 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
www.NC77.com.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.


Recreation



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




14' BOAT- unsinkable, fiber-
glass, fish finder, trlr, used
twice, Call for information
(863)675-2941
BAYLINER- '77, Outboard, 16',
Run's good. $2500. or best
offer.(863)634-7108
PONTOON BOAT, 20' LOWES,
4,0 hp Honda, 4 stroke, like
new w/trailer, awnings & ex-
tra's. $5800. (863)467-6696



CHEVY HERIT MOTORHOME-
'84, Runs great. Needs some
work on the inside. $2500.
Or best offer
(863)634-7108


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gine & brakes. 400 mls. on en- mary Final Judgment.
gine. $7800 (863)467-6696 The South one-half (1/2) of the Northeast
quarter (NE 1/4) of the Northeast quar-
ter )NE1/4) of Section 1, Township 42
GolfCar0 SouthS, Range 28 East, Glades County,
Florida. Together with and including
F CART- 199 cb ar, easement described as and being: The
GOLF CART- 1999 Club car, Suth 30.00 feet of the West 691.84
gas, reconditioned 1995, feet of the south one-half (S 1/2) of
$1995. (863)675-1472. the Northeast quarter (NE 1/4) of the
Northeast quarter (NE 1/4) of Section
GOLF CART- Club car, green, 1. Township 42 South, Range 28 East,
electric, with charger, Glades County, Forida.
$1295. (863)675-1472. DATED: 3/15/06
JOE FLINT
P R epairs GLADES COUNTY CLERK OF COURT
BY: JENNIFER BEVIS
Deputy Clerk
122314 CGS 3/23,30/06
CAR TOW DOLLY: Great 1 4G 2 /
shape. Purchased in '04, pym EGALNOTICE
If payment is not made in full by April 7,
used 1. time. $500. 2006 for 1989 Cadillac
(239)303-9283 VIN#iG6CD1158K4290097 located at
Earld's Storage, Belle Glade, said prop-
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must erty will be forfeited, at which time the
remove and haul $175 owner's of Earl's Storagewill apply for
e o(863)467-4328f said prope
(863)467-4328, 124127CGS 3/30;4/0/06


I PubicNoice


I Lots Sale


I Lots Sale


CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

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



TRAVEL TRAILER, 8x34 w/ 4 GMC Sonoma, lots of parts
ft. extension. $6000 invested. $400' or best offer
Older. Some Hurricane Dam- (863)697-1367
age. $2500. (863)675-6105 MUSTANG WHEELS, for '93,
Find it faster. Sell it soon w/center caps, fair cond., 4
Fer in tthe classioeds P205/65R15 Regent Sigma
aainhlable 6eds tires, $200. (561)718-8580
Mtrc ls I3 SUPERCHIP- For 6,0 Ford Die-
sel Truck, '04-'05. Asking
HONDA MOTORCYCLE $350. or best offer.
CM400, '81, needs work, (863)634-3296 Cody
brand new light & tire to be TIRES- (4), 250 '99 & up Ford
put on $200. (863)983-7457 8 lug, 16", Alum. rims w/Ctr.
Suzuki '05 Model C-50 Low covers Exc. cond. $150. or
miles loaded w/extras $8000 best offer. (863)763-6216
(863)801-1744 TONNEAU COVER- off 8ft bed,
Yamaha Roadstar 2005 Ford, $450 or best offer
Midnight Silverado, 1700cc, (863)467-7428
hard bags, windshield, chrome
front end, white wall, back Shop here first!
rest, full wrnty, show room The classified ads
cond. Must sell $9,500 0
(239)691-0657

Sp Vhic CHEVY PICK UP 1983, V8
1AT R 3031 Diesel. Very good condition.
-- I 1$1350 (863)357:7214 after
FOUR WHEELER, 50cc, for 5pm
kids, $200 or best offer. DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
(954)520-6707 good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack.
o r$600 (863)655-0030.
AutomobDIs GMC 2500 '83- 6.2L diesel,
runs good w/flat bed, $2000
or trade for 'swamp buggy
I lII (954)520-6707
ISUZU PU '91- AC, runs good,
Automobiles 4005 4 cyl, $1000 (772)618-0607
Autos Wanted 4010 LEER FIBERGLASS TOPPER-
Classic Cars .1015 Off Ranger step side. Snug
Commercial Trucks 4020 up to the cab type. $300.
Construction (863)763-2379
Equipment -1025
Foreign Cars 4030 PICKUP 1973 GMC for parts,
Four Wheel Drive 4035 rebuild able 350 engine,
Heavy Duty Trucks 4f40 good tires, mirrors etc. $200
Parts Repairs 4045 (239)357-5984
Pickup Trucks 40)50 TONNEAU COVER- Fiberglass,
Sport Utility -1055 For full size truck $600 or
Tractor Trailers 4060 best offer. (863)357-2111 or
Utility Trailers 4065 772-519-2256
Vans 4070


1 TRAILER- 5'x8', With ramp.
Excellent condition. $550.
A DONATED VEHICLE- may (863)357-5754
provide vocational training
for someone in a recovery UTILITY TRAILER- 4'x11',
program or transportation for Very good shape, $375:
a single parent family. .(863)610-7588
(866)855-0902
Buick Skylark Limited 1997-
4dr sedan/6cyl, excel cond.
can be financed, $4100
(863)467-9877
CHEVY CAMARO Z-28 1982,
runs great! Must sell $1200 RE-DING A
or best offer 863-697-9598
FORD TAURUS '89- Runs E SPAPERm
needs front & rear bumper = Jsevmee ee or ,oo ,
$800 (863)612-5255 wonder na.wsp. eaden
FORD TEMPO GL, '93, for are successful
parts, car does run,' $250.
(863)675-7878
GRAND MARQUIS- '92, Runs
good, Needs brakes. $1000. CHEVY- 3/4 Ton Van '88, 7
or best offer. (863)763-2307 passenger, good tires, rides
good on hwy, $990
Honda Accord LXI '87- 2 dr. (863)673-0782
hatch, 4 cyl., manual, $1200
863-467-5401 or CHEVY '92 BOX VAN- 6.2 die-
/772-359-2923 sel, 5spd, runs, reeds some
cosmetic work, $1600
HONDA CIVIC 1992, 4 Dr., 5 (863)357-3981
spd. manual. Good condi-
tion. A/C. Runs great. $2500 DODGE- '84, 15 Passenger, 1
(863)357-2891 ton, Nice seats,. $1480
(863)673-0782 or
Mercury Marquis LS, '90, 5.0, (863)674-0837
V8, low mi., good body &
.int., cold a/c, great trans., DODGE CARAVAN '94- GOOD
$2500. (863)467-6805 TRANSPORTATION, $1200
or make offer
D on't M iSS (863)467-5401
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER '96,
Th s 0 11e 4dr, seats 8, everything runs
MUSTANG '02- 'i:, auiil PW & looks good newtires,
PL, white w/tan,inter. 39K $3000 (863)357-2346
mi, exc cond., $9200
(302)245-0401 Dover I
OLD'S CUTLASS CIERA- 95, PublicN loi s
Some front end damage.
Runs great. $500.
(863)261-1117I A A
PLYM BREEZE '99- 55k, 4dr,
runs good, $2500 Public Notice 5005
(863)763-2990 State Public -
ulI- Legal Notice 5500


AUTOWANTED: *' i
Looking to buy Antique car/
Convertible / Truck. Please call INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHE
(954)561-2776 TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
PPRIDE PROPERTIES, INC.,
dB -B '"pPlaingfft '
vs. CASENO.05-CA-224
BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig. PRINCE G.IXONand
Owner, $2495 Defendants
(863)612-1018 N .
BRONCO II '89 perfect en- -
gine, rebuilt trans. 0 miles, Notice is given that pursuantto Summary
Final Judgment dated the 14th day of
needs paint but no rust, $1750 March, 2006 in Case No. 05-CA-224
firm. (863)805-8789 of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for Glades County, Florida, in
Chevy Blazer, '94, 4x4 4 dr which PRIDE PROPERTIES, INC., is
w/ery low miles& impec- the Plalntifi and PRINCE G. DIXON and
w/ery low miles & impec- BEVERLY A.M. OIXON ar e the Defen-
cably maintained, $4200. dants, and I will sell to the highest and
(863)228-3087 or email best bidder for cash at the Glades
stumphilll@hotmail.com Couty Courthouse in Moorehaven,
SI p n mo G s County, Florida at 11:00 A.M.
JEEP RENEGADE 1991, 4x nn April 6, 2006 the following de-
JEEP RENEGADE 1991, 4x4, i property set forth in Exhibit
Auto., Mint condition. New en- "A" and set forth in the Order of Sum-


II


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CONRAD SPURLOCK and BARBARA
SPURLOCK, husband and wife,
Plaintiff
v Case No.: 06-196-CA
The Unknown heirs, spouses, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants claiming
by, through, under, or against JAMES
CROOKE, DECEASED and CAROL
CROOKE, DECEASED; and any and all
unknown parties claiming by, through,
under and against the herein named in-
dividual IDefendant who are notknown
to be dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties may claim an interest
as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
or other claimants,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, The Unknown heirs,
spouses, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or oth-
er claimants claiming by, through,
under, or against JAMES CROOKE,
DECEASED and CAROL CROOKE, DE-
CEASED; and any and all unknown
parties claiming by. through, under
and against the herein named individu-
al Defendant who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties may claim an interest as
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, or
other claimants; AND ALL OTHERS
WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet tilde on the following real property
in Hendry County, Florida:
LOT 13, BLOCK J: The Southwest 1/4 of
the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
of the Southeast 1/4, in Section 27,
Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida
LOT 14, BLOCK J: The Southeastl/4 of
the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
of the Southeast 1/4, in Section 27,
Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida -
LOT 15, BLOCK J: The Southwest 1/4 of
the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
of the Southeast 1/4, in Section 27,
Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida
LOT 16, BLOCK J: The Southeast 1/4 of
the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
of the Southeast 1/4, in Section 27,
Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida
has been filed against you and you are,
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Alison C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before April 23, 2006, and file
the original with the Clerk'of this Court
either before service on the plaintiffs
attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a Default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
Dated on this the 8th day of March,
2006.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/S/R.DeLaCruz
Deputy Clerk
122029CGS3/23,30;4/6,13/06
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTORIANO VAZQUEZ
and AMARILIS VAZQUEZ
Plaintiff
vs. .ase No.: 06-194-CA
JUAN F. MOLNA and NUBIA MOLINA,
his wife and MARIA M. QUINONES and
FERNANDO E. ZAMORANO,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
Quiet Title on the following property in
Hendry County, Florida:
Lots 12 and 13, Block 26 of Montura
Ranch Estates First Subdivision ac-
cording to the Plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39 of
the Public Records Hendry County,
Florida.
Has filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Elizabeth A.
Merceret, Esq., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 1800 West 49th
Street, Suite 332, Hialeah, Florida
33012 on or before 30 days from the
date of first publication of this notice
and file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
Answer due April 15,2006.
DATED on the 9th day of March, 2006.
As Clerk of the Court
By/S/R. DeLaCruz
As Deputy Clerk
120989 CGS 3/16,23,30; 4/6/06
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
April 7, 2006
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Sophia Prince:
Hotpoint stove
Property of Carolyn Rolle:
Refrigerator, stove, glass table, cloth
chairs, kid dresser, fireplace, vases
w/artficial flowers, throw pillows and
123868 others.
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INVITATION TO BID
1.01 Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Com
County, Flonda, is accepting DesigrBuild proposals fo
Project Name: ORTONA CEMETERY
Project description: Cemetery Pa
1.02 Sealed bids must be submitted to:
Wendell Taylor, County Manag
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 pm
Place: Glades County Courthouse
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
1.04 Contractorjs) will be responsible for providing full
sealed set of plans.
1.05 Contractor(s) will pay $50.00 plus shipping for eac
1.06 Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check
company treasurers check, bank draft of any national
in the sum of five (5) percent of the base bid, made pa
Board of County Commissioners. All bids must be sub
ceived in a sealed envelope, plainly marked on the out
bid number, date and name of Bidder. The Owner rese
nor formalities in any bid and to accept any bid which
best interest and to reject any part of, or any and all bid
made lthe lowest and best Bidder in the opinion and
and their decision shall be final and conclusive. No bid
period of sixty (60) calendar days subsequent to the o
consent of the Owner.
1.07 Bid documents may be obtained or reviewed at the
County Manager
Glades County Courthouse
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
1.08 Questions concerning the bid'may be directed in w
Robert Jones, EMS Directo
Post Office Box 365
1905 EST780NW
Moore Have, FL 33471
863-946-0566
121808 CGS 3/23,30/2006

ATTENTION MONTURA RESIDE
NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS' MEE
ANNUAL ELECTION FOR CENTRAL
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the Board ot Supervisors
Control District, will hold their annual landowners' me
the Board of Supervisors on Saturday April 29, 200
p.m. at the Monlura Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 255
ra, Florida. The pure sof the landowners' meeting
Distirct, and hold the Annual Election for the Board
cic diectio c o the lo.b. use or additional info
s]nct orace at r63-003-15- between ae nours
interested persons are invitedto attend and by heard.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT.

ATENCION RESIDENTS DE MON
NOTICIA DE REUNION PARA DUENOS D
(HACENDADOS) Y
ELECTION ANNUA PARA EL CONDADO
DISTRITO DECONTROL DEAG
Pqr lo present se esta dando la noticia de que la Ju
Condado Central del Distito de Control de Agua, ten
duenos de terrenos (hacendados)y las eleccionesa
pervisores el Sabado 29 de Abil, 2006, desde las 8
on el Centro de recreation de Montura Ranch Estati
Montura, Florida. El motive de la reunion as para con
y hacer la election annual de la Junta de Supervisor
especificas para legar al centro de Recreacion ama
' a as oficinas del distrito as 863-983-5797 de las 7
los interesados estan invitados asistiry ser escuchado
CENTRAL COUNTY WATEI
CONTROL DISTINCT
117386 CGS 3/1,9,16,30; 4/6,13,20,27/06


SaleMobile Home


Thursday, March 30, 2006




March 14, 2006
mmissioners, Glades INVITATION TO BIDDERS
or the following project
PAVILION 05-06-03
avil"on 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.
ger
er The bids are to be submitted for:
CONTRACT FOR DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE RESIDUALS
Your bid must be in strict compliance with the City's 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 will become a part of
your proposal.
A copy of the specifications may be obtained from the Clewiston Utilities Depart-
ment, 141 Central Avenue, Clewiston, Florinda, between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m.
and completesignedand Each bid must be in a sealed envelope and clea marked SEWAGE RESIDUALS
DISPOSAL BID. Bids may be mailed to Kevin McCarthy. Utilities Director, 141
ch set of bid plans Central Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, 33440, or hand delivered to the same ad-
dress. No responsibility will be attached to any officers for the premature opening
ck, cashiers check, trust of a bid not property addressed and identified.
or State bank, or bid bond
yable to the Glades County The City of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty days and to reject
bmitted in duplicate and re- any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and infor-
side with the project name, malities, orto acceptthe bid that in its judgment best serves the City.
rves the right to waive mi- 4
they considertosbe in their CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Is; however, awards will be
at the option oftheOwner, IvaPittman, Deputy City Clerk
ids shall be withdrawn for a 121822 CGS 3/23,30/06
opening of bids without the

office of
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUB-
LIC HEARING (Confinued from March 20, 2006) on April 17, 2006, at 6:00 p.m.,
vrig to the ollwing: or as soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115
ngtotheWest follownVenura Avenue Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City
Commission proposes to enact final passage of the ordinance which is set forth
as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 110 ENTITLED ZONING
OF THE CITY CODE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ARTICLE IV, ENTITLED NON-
CONFORMING USES AND STRUCTURES IN ITS ENTIRETY; PROVIDING FOR
INTS ENACTMENT OF A NEW ARTICLE IV, ENTITLED NONCONFORMING USES AND
TNGAND RELATED MATTERS; PROVIDING FOR INTENT; PROVIDING FOR USES OF
COUNTY LAND; PROVIDING FOR USES OF LAND AND STRUCTURES IN COMBINATION;
DT PROVIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE;
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR
for the Central County Water SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
6 for 8;00 annm. through 6:00 A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Office, City Hall,
N. Hacienda Street in Mh : 11Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested par-
is to conduct business of the fies and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
SSupervisors. If you need the proposed ordinance. If any person decidcides to appeal any decision made with
oy "up ors e respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
't 6am o' 8 may need toinsure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony arid any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
R based.
WendellJohnson
City Manager
NTURA: 123509C6S3/30/06
DETERRENOS
CENTRAL DEL
GUA NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
inta de Supervisores para el Notice is hereby given that ursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued'in the Circuit
dra su reunion annual para los Court of Broward County, Florida, on the 15th day of October 1991, In the cause
anuales para Is Junta de Su- wherein First Union National Bank of Florida was plaintiff and Jorge Mercado
8:00 a.m. hasta las 6:00 p.m. and MIgdalia Nieves are defendants, being Case Number 91-01899COSO (62),
es,255 N. Hacienda Street an in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have lev-
nducir los asuntos del distbto led upon all the right, title and Interest of the defendant Jorqe Mercado and MIg-
es. Si necesita instrocclones dalla NIeves, in and to the following described property, to-wit:
s information por favor lame
7:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Todos SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 6 Block 54 of Montura Ranch Estates
os. First Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at
R Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including
only such Oil, Gas and Mineral rights as the Grantor may possess. Subject to
conditions, restriction reservations, road and canal rights-of-way, enforceable
easements of assessments. Subject to real estate taxes for 2005 and subsequent
years.
NOTICE *k/a 230 N. Mayoral Street, Montura Ranches
NO WATER CONTROL DIS- And on the 20th day of April, 2006, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
has declared the, following house, LBele, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible,
ral property to be surplus I will offer for sale all the said defendant's Jorge Mercado and Mlgdalla Nieves,
ty and no longer necessary right, title and interest in the aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell
a by the District. the same, subjectto taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to
yethe highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may
2001 Ford Ranger Pickup betohe paymentofcostsandthesatisfactionoftheabove-describedexecution.
Serial Number RonaldE. Lee, Sr.
10U11PB48589, short bed, Sheriff
00 miles, 3.OL V6, Automatic, Hendry County, Florida
SMie3.0L.V6, Automatic By: Captain Andy Lewis
LModel Deputy Sheriff
desiring to bid on the pur- 114892CGS2/23;3/2,9,16,23,30/06
of this property must submit
o the Shawano Water Control
c/o Caldwell & Pacetti, 324
Palm Way, Suite 300, Palm Marchl14,2006
Florida 33480, no later than
v April 21, 2006 at 12:00 'INVITATIONTOBIDDERS
rhe motor vehicle will be sold
highest bidder at or above 05.06-04
ook value. The District re-
the right to reflect any and all Notie is hereby ivn tht the. of Clwe stn orida ireustg eaed bds
he property may be inspect- nor tme lease a approximae ly20acres flan6 e used or aincutml'a crops.
tro District c/adwell &anoWa- Bidsmy be mailed or hand delivered to the City of Clewiston, 115 West Ventura
at (561) 655-0620. Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, through April 10, 2006, until 3:00 p.m. No re-
sponsibility shall bb attached to any officers for the premature opening of a bid
CGS 3/30/06 not properly addressed and identified. The bids will be opened immediately fol-
Slowing the id submissiondeadline at city halL Bids received after 3:00 p.m. on
said date will not be considered.
NOTICE FOR BIDS The seterm
avalla, s ong I insaC tO document, ctRa f lulMat 11 W l entora Aye-
nile Community Development nue, Clewiston, Florida. Inquiries regarding the lease should be directed to
willp to accept seled AM, Apri3, Utilites Director Kevin McCarthy at 3-98-1454 or Waste Water Treatment
o r pt 11:30AM, April 13,ofnene Plart SupervisorJoe Collierat863-983-1468.
for the purchase of one new
g Mower similar or equalto a
FR-15 Mower with: 15 ft. The City of Clwiston reserves the rignt to hold all bids fr 60 days and to reject
Swidthat CV frnde- any asd all oaIs, wo or whout cause, 1o waive technical errors ano inaor-
;at4 wing r drivline, deck malifies, ortoa accept the bid that inits judgment best serves the City.
front and rear chans, 6-15 CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
ind fires and all other standard
ent. Iva Pittman
interested may submit a pro- 187 Deputy City Clerk
o the District office at 3293 121817 CGS3/23,30/06
od Terrace, Port LaBelle, or
o P.O. Box 1605, LaBelle,
33935. For additional infor-
call 863-675-5770 between PUBLIC NOTICE
urs of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Comprehensive Planning Workshop
y-Friday.
The Clewiston City Commission and Local Planning Agency (P&Z Board) will hold
iet reserves the right to reject a joint workshop at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2006 in the City Hall Commis-
r all bids with or without sion Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. The purpose of this workshop is to
and to accept the bid that, in review, discuss, and accept public input on proposed TEXT and Future Land Use
gment, will be in the best in- Map amendments to the City's 1991 Comprehensive Plan. These amendments
of thp District. are prompted by the Local Government Comprehensive Planning Act of 1985 and
will serve to complete the city's Comprejensive Plan Evaluation and Appraisal Re-
Nicholson port process.
tanager
CGS/CB 3/30/06 All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the workshop. Any per-
son requiring a special accommodation to participate in these meetings because
TICE OF INTENTION TO of a disability or physical impairment, including speech or hearing impairments,
STER FICTITIOUS NAME should contact the City Managers Office at least three calendar days prior to the
scheduled meeting.
signed does hereby, certify that
Mkt. Loop conducting a Pro- Wendell Johnson
siness at LaBelle, Florida, un- City Manager,
fictitious name of Farm Fresh
s and that said firm is corn- 1232460CGS 3/30/06
f the following persons whose
nd places of residence are as
TonyTolar NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
LaBelle, FL 33935 EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
of Farm Fresh Charities is as Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of East
Shore Water Cnt District, the Annual Meeing of the Landowners of East Shore
mers Mkt Loop 100% Water Control District for the year 2006 will be held at their office located at 2832
LaBelle, FLA N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday, April
12th,2006,at9:30A.M., inthleforenoon forthepurposeof:
mentions to apply to the Florida
ent of State, Division of Cor- 1.Electingone(1)Supervisorforatermofthree(3)years.
s to regiastr the said name of 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
ash Charities under the provi- owners may determine, and;
Chapter 90-267, laws of Rod- 3. Transacting such otherbusiness as may come before the meeting.
Tony Tolar If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
PD Box 2828 to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to
LaBelle FLA 33975 ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
iS 3/30/06 the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made.
IC RID 'REPOSSESS A BOR D OF SUPERVISORS OF
VOLVO Truck Tractor BY: s/Gene Dodgen, President
WIA64TES 122251 CGS3/23,30/06
Dixie Truck Sales, Inc. I
863-674-1008 I
CGS 3/30/06 NOTICEOF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
g a newspaper Notice is hereby given that psrsuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Pelican
u .H Lake Water Control District, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Pelican
yOU understand Lake Water Control District for the year 2006 wiltbe held at their office located at
wOIld Woald you. 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday,
OMdeI newspaper April 12th,2006, at 10:00 A.M, in the forenoon for the purpose of:


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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
ce t ,, to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to
t0 clean out the ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
hasIement aIIIlOIr the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made.
gole Admv tl our BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
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and make your BY: / Paul Alien, President
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Beautiful 8 Lot pkg., water, sewer, Moore Haven River Gardens lots (863) 983-8559
next to a park, river & more, Moore Haven starting at $38,000 Must See To After Hours Phone: Cheryl Eby (863) 228-1562
$320K Appreciate! Miguel A, Santana (863) 228 4314 Espanol
Fully Landscaped Lot, 943 Yacht Club RIVERS EDGE 1/3 acre tracts, River Elsie Sellers (239)83274903
Way, Moore Haven $30,000 Excellent view quiet community close to lake call
Buy. for details. Homes by Brian Sullivan NO
GREAT BUY 2 M/H's on 1.165 acres, REACTORS PLEASE!!
86 Oleta Drive, Moore Haven, $86,500 GREAT STARTER HOME. Single 4
Large Lot. 1 city Limits, Moore Haven, Wide M/H, 400 Pine Crest, Moore
Just reduced from $87,000 to $76,390 Haven, $55,000
Centrally located 3 lot special, Moore US High.way 27 5.91 acres, Zoned
Haven, $63,000 Commerical, $775,000
Lot for sale, 1/4 acre tract, Moore REALTOR'S WATED CBS Construction Starte-Home, Close to Schools and Shopping Won't
Haven, $25,000 REALTOR'S WANTED 2/1 w/ carport, A must see
Over 1/4 Acre Lot in Lakeport on ToJoin Our Fast Growing Team Price Reduced $170,000 last long. 211 oncoerlot. 140,000
11260 Click Qrive, $24,000 Please Call Jeffery Davis, Broker RESIDENTIAL ACR.AGE LAND &LOITS
at 863-946-228-2666 CLEWISTON Fan LaidAvailableCallrDetais
New Model Home. Fabulous, Must See, t14BR9660MH, Sherwood 1a resoffHendysles lvd
3/2, Yacht Club, Moore Haven, $152,375 Waterfrorit Proerty D, Newly Remodeled
Single Family Home, 669 Park RECENTLY UPDATED MO IL Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt ded Lots:
Avenue, Moore Haven $245,000 Palm HOME ON THE CANAL WITH DOCK Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2 Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Avenue, Moorees & Oaks 45, alm $410,000 Storage Sheds w/Electric, Jinete $48,000
BSTrees & Oaks *Nicely Landscaped, S. t $
Doublewide Mobile Home, LoT-CLEAR VW O CALOOSAATCHEE A Must See $140,000 S. Palm St. Reduced to $35,000
Doublewde Mobile o LOT-CLEAR VIEW OF CALOOSAHATCHEE roos 2 Baths, Seminole Minor Estribo off of Horse Club
21Yacht lubWay,Moore IN MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB $26,000 Large Screened Porch A MUST SEE $50,000
Haven $132,750 Reduced to $129,900 More Montura Lots starting at
$38,000
Phone: 8E F I m tUF -YachtClub 3BR, 2BA, 1 GHI ANDS COUTY
Modular Home o 2Rt Ae t0 *80 Acres w/ great development'
SDuplexes 2BR, IA each unit otential, $2,500 per acre
$229,000
M O U Mo H n* Yacht Club 2/2, large sunroom 10 Acres w/ DblWd Mobile Home,
13 I addition, great views $128,500 $29,000 per acre
Jeffrey A Davis Lic. Rea Estate Broker


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(863) 983-8979 (863)228-2744
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struction 3BR/2BA MONTURA 786
ad Circle 2BR, 2BA 1994 SWM 1.25 CLEWIST
A home, detached acres $99,900 HOME ON:
w/ guest suite on 2BR, 2BA SWMH 1.25 acres ACRES, CITY
. Call for details $82,500 adj. lot available COUNTRY L
' 'R, PIONEER $280,0'
l w t3 2BR, 2BASOLI/ac. $89,900 MAKE OFF]
3A $279,000 VACANT LAND
1/2 BA Condo (8) 2.5 acres i $74,900 Brick Home, 5 acres, orange grove. $2:
Monutra I %iMable 2 I/A Beal itifi i acres. clear. pond, fence
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LaBelle, F L 33935
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* PONE.IR: Nice accessible, 5 HBACK PORCH $175,000
acres inr a eartiful secluded wlr
nrrca of Piont r Plantation, Ca 1-b i!
toee and olter u o aero & s, me 7ae 94is6s0/
allowed. 145,00 o"er: Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
* PONI Rf 1eautifullsecluded Sa s social: Ann Donohue 228-0221 David Rister 634-2157
2.5 +,- acre homesite on a
pared road in growirlg Pioteer
Panuation. 90,000K
* PIONER: 2.5 ar ilt ran 0 /Oe( oe a/ 9, nC.
areai of [clii utirlr sit. bcr Ilt
liom(e in Pioneet Pklntation. 7/1w' 'Loacl/ 7,', .-a,"e'
Loawted on one of the nicer THERESA "TERI" LEE RANGEL
srwas'in pioneer ,$85,000 Licensed Real Estate Broker
* PI'liNtER,; 21.5 -ire corner 700 W. Sugarland Hwy.
lot on a good street iin Pioneer OFFICE # 863-983-0075
Plantation, Plfedt for yotiurrmw AFTER HRS # 863-228-1142
site built or manufactured
hlioe. $84,900
P IONEERt 2.5 -+,-acres ofprira. REDUCED!! Drop Dead Gorgeous (Big, Beautiful &
cywith roornforyvouranim:ls. Like New) 4/2 over 3,000 sq. ft. Northside, Cornerlot
Build your dream home or pur. remodeled, repaired & repainted asking $389.9K
chase a ,rrcarari hoe ort Cute A 0 o t I ,U rs 3/2
this wotded 1ract, $69,900 CBS hotl ,'.iW n 19K
* ION.MR: Secluded high and REDUCED!! Prime Location This 3/2 w/ over 2100
dri 2.5 'i-,acres in Pioneer sq.ft. Ranchette Styled home sits on almost a 1/2 acre
i i,,,,,,. ;, ,,.,..,ir .,,, ', -,, comer lot on 1 of Clewiston's finest avenues! Asking
restaurants, conve'ien.ce stores $275K
r idn'h, $69,9n'00 n Great Starter! 2/1 Wood Home on a 50x125 sq. ft. Lot!
a MOuT'iul\ .t ).- .aresin Asking ONLY $149.9K
beaartiusl Mo0rira cSanch
Ftlatesl This lot is the perfect MANUFACTURED HOMES
locatroi for your home. Looking In Boynton Beach? Boy Do We Hav A
$58,900 Beauty! Call 4 Details.
l MONTUR s This 1.2 / acre Nice, Neat & Like New 2004 Beautiful 3/2 M/H which
r is rac ilt"d iIou growgird sits on 1.25 acres asking $149.9K
and is ready for you to build
oteur new house. $50,000 COMMERICAL & INVESTMENTS
* MONTiJURAi Gawt.25 +/- acre Landlo.7 ?ei' T ,tes the
hornesie int developing Montra room, O' AP i i ""a1'r99K
Ranlich Esitate's, Perfea for your
sitw se bite or t oai)iilahctried
home. $50.000 LAND
SMONR 'lOkautifrlpywoixded 2.5 acres cp._] R A WA to go!
1.25 4+, acre horncit in an 1.25 acred tracts available
upcoining area. Verny nce lot at
a great price! $45000 Plenty of Land Available
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-. ,. < Luan B. Glenn A. Sarah A. Charmaine A. Maribel t' Sam J.
5 a Walker Smith Williams Montgomery Gonzalez Walker
863-677-1010 863-983-3508 863-228-6867 1 863-697.0189 561-722-7347 863-677-1013
----Il Se Habla Espanol Se Habla Esn0m 863-677-1013
CBS New Construction OnlyJ' 8 avail- 1) Home Improvement Business! Established 1) Montura Ranch Estates 1)Muse Get the moving van ready Montura Tracts, I List, Show and Sell 1.25
able. 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage Texas Ave., Honmeimpacm Fentbusirnessannhenienceseare g Lar f sq.ft- Absolutely Perfect for your dream because you have found your pot Acre Tracts. Call For Information or
Harlem S. D 1673 sq ft. Special Loan on2 ei. lyxi near the Clubhouse in on 1l r'Ir .JIj near home. 20 Fenced Acres w/ pond. Lots of gold! This 4bd/2ba home w/ an Appointment!
Pkges. LUTZ BUILDERS $151,300 Why to be opened. Loaded near the Oubhouse in on te near of 10 year old pines w/someoaks. in ground swimming pool w/ an
buy old whe you can get Brand New? nturaan.Afu reresequ and the club house on Hacienda. recntsales. Will Go oversize lot on the North side of Need a Building? We have a
Price Will increase to $158.8K March le some work but will not Fast!Only $409,900.00 Clewiston is just what you've been 12,500Ssq.ft. Engineered Steel
31, 2006 Due To Hendry County 67741 for more donation. MLSf Needs MLS# Fast! Only $409,900.00 looking for! Priced @ $31 5,000.00 Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Impact Fees. T 6 i lslgt 21US27 Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home 200528863 Looking for the impossible? MOO! 'go. Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
No Other Listing compares to this Oversize Living Room with Cathedral Opportunity seldom knocks pigsl Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
Northom ide onAvda Del Riouho igroLaeerdkWcre; HM'2 ent
North Side on Avenida Del Ri 3bd/2ba Ceilin argepenkitchen andfrmal 2) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 twice! 5 acres on US 27 on WH es inue nplac $94.9K
New falr l~hro shut and gazebo. Must see at $124,900 MLS# wooded a IrWn Riviera. the Palm Beach/ Hendry but a place for living. Available for only MobilATg. ITh T ifr.es in
ter I'rl '. 200540984 Listed at |fl 00 MLS# County line. Over 937 feet on $105,000.00 Monlt
key il11i,.Juced 3) Reduced!! 4 bedroom/2 badlh 2400 sq.ft- 20060453V US 27 for easy access priced Definlt a2 Pione : Ag n 2.5
$259,900 mobile win'04. rightforaquicksale@$275K Bd di .,F ma, acres .T D
custom HomeS 2bd/2bahome s3) Pioneer Plantation 5 acres Don'tlet this one get awaust 10 A
located in Pioneer Plantation sits on see@$29,900S#20521690 Pieo ka Partially 3) Moore Haven River Gardens bu' t oM .. -.ome A Rd @
Mustsee@$129,900MS#200521690 priced for quick sale. Partially muche Newionstruction $95 ome
located in Pioneer Plantation sits on 77LotsAvailable. New Construction in Seminole Manor for not much $
7.5 acres. It has a front porch and 4)NewListBng13acesofPRodludngOrangeGroe. cleared and listed at in Growing Area. Build Your more than the lot value at $39.9K 5 Acres on Highway 27 going @
beautiful oak tress. Call Luan for Highanddywith iigationfrombordering canal. $124,900 MLS# 200603592 Dream Home Here! $275K
more information! Add properties also aalable. Call Glenn at Looking for peace & quiet? Step
677-1441 fmrf6rtherinfiin l The SMITH/WILLIAMS TEAM Meyerchick Drive, Lot#15, on the into this 4bd/2ba dbwide mobile Just Outside of Town! Fleetwood
Sweetwater Ave. This property has 5) Port Labelle Build able Lot ready for your As life long residents of pond@$62K home located in MRE. Home fea- Home on a beautiful 2 acre. The
many beautiful trees that include wild newhome$59,900MLS#200512627 e on Thatcher Bhlvd., nearthe river tures formal living room and sepa- property has a 24x30 shop with
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake Land Ho Beautiful 10 acre parcel located Clewiston, we know the area. @$68,000.00 rate family room with a fireplace. office listed at $1 74.0K Call for an
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is on A ljrjng e off of Allow us to help you with any Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8 Garden tub in master bedroom only appointment today!
an abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres Highw,, n.I Labelle real estate needs that you $58,500.00 each $152K New Listing! 2003 4/2 Doublewide
$74.9K and Ft 4.,NW.i- ,tng for Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or
your new home. $299,900 MLS# may have. We MARKET prop- 12 @$6K New Listing! 2bd/2ba dbwide on 2.16 acres Property features a
Ready To Go! New Construction 200533528 erties to over 6 million mobile home 3br/2ba Home onew car garage located ion 200533528 erties daily to over 6 million 4) Montura Ranch Estates local elements and high building and storage sheds and has
in Sugarland Estates $214.9K New sting 2.5 cres in PiBlock potential buyers. Call US 125 N. Kennel- $42,995.00 school. Hor iew carpet substantial potential
south s ~1t Blvd. today and get you FREE com- 735 S. Palm $49,000.00 throughout Ewd ,,w flooring.
Brand New CBS 3/2/1 Texas Ave. Property rn'tTas on 374,900 parable market analysis on 530 S. Shetland $52,500.00 Located in Seminole Manor you
Harlem S/D $160K MLS# 200614840 your home or land. 770 S. Shetland $44,900.00 can't pass this up @ only $79.9K!
your home or land.


Garcia P. Wood Acosta Smith H. Kehm
863-228-4798 863-228.1132 305-506-5876 !A561-261.3444
SBe Habl Espanol Se HablaEspanol 305-968-2262
Very Nice 3 bedroom 2 1/2 Mon ija a i teS New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice 30 acres of pasture and woods in Want to Own a Business? Check
bathroom home with large 680 Jt lot Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C, Ladeca. $25,000.00 /acre. Rare this Out! Established commercial
atidroom h home with large 1 ion! Horseshoe Ac. @ $145k combination of seclusion in a natural upholstery business and proper-
Florida room. This home also $ o, setting! ty $250K
has r Ti ted Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH 5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150K
'en- ry Great starter home or invest- looks I paved
Veryen Great starter ho o est- road,,new 2.5 acres in Montura, cleared and Beautiful building lot/invest-
taryall I mentproerty in Montur septic fenced $92K ment property in Port LaBelle
would love sow tis me to bedrlwat 1.25 a VI EEIe with 2.5 Acres in Montura asking $85K $49.9K Reduced for Quick Sale
you. This home is being you're I H your purchj a le MH 2.5 Acres in Montura asking $90K New isig-i i Lot
offered at $149,900. New Year off right with country offere .~3,-_ d,' 5 Acres in Pioneer asking $179.9K Iocat anch
living at its best. 1.25 ac., priced Esta llliler
to sell at only $89,900 Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres Bring the kids & dog! This is a big Finan
Just As Sweet As A Slice Of Pie! 90 wow! @ $89,900 lot. 3bd/2ba brick home, pool &
3bd/2ba MH on 1 acre. Home Check this out! 3bd/2ba fenced $319,000.00 New Residential Listing on
has tile & hardwood floors MH i lreS. New Listing! 2bd/ba on huge New Development Call me for sky exclusive Ridgewood Ave.
Land l N tiful lots in Horseshoe Acres. Bring all valley lots. 3bd/2ba on half an acre.
throughout. Recently remod- P.ineWe 1spa- offers. Seller Motivated $,165K Possible owner financing avail-
d ft fn a nd prt W Handy man's special! Bring your able. Contact me for details &
eled. 5t. fence around property cous w/ yret r plan. Montura Lots many to choose tools. Located in Moore Haven an As showing.
with pole barn in backyard. Get. Place is immaculate! from starting @ $39.9K Is frame house going for $65K
your hands on this beauty for $108,500.00 s5 wooded acres in Pioneer Back On The Market! 3 bed-
$16,5 0 Wh a New Listing! Montura Ranch Plantation on paved road asking room, 1 bath located on Corona
$169,500.00 What a great catch! Estate 2bd/2ba Mobile Home. $149K St., 1378 sq. ft. property is with
2bd/2ba MH w/ extra lot, Located on paved road. Very clean, in walking distance of shopping
To Die For! CBS House on 5 *Included in Purchase Price* Fenced, All appliances included. Ready to move in! 3bd/2ba manu- $139.9K
acres in Flaghole 3 bedrooms Partially furnished & Get it while you can! Won't Last fractured home in Moore haven
squeaky clean! 55 & older Long! $107.7K $79.9K
and 2 baths, screened Lanai, community. Reduced to
960 sq. ft. garage, loaded with $1 29,900.00 for quick sale. Priced at $34,000 per acre. Call me for vacant land.
Oak trees $415,000 Lots or acreage.


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2006 CHEVROLET
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'02 CHEVROLET VENTURE
LWB, REAR A/C, ALL POWER, 69K MILES, STK#2D192663 .. 9993
'05 CHEVROLET MALIBU
ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, 24K MILES, STK#t5F212484 .11,994
'04 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500 LS
6.8, V8, AUTO, LONGBED, CLEAN, STK#4Z176745 ........$13,971
'04 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER EXT
3RD ROW SEATS, ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, STK#46197743 .18,981
'03 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE 4X2
LEATHER, SUNROOF, 43K MILES, STK#3G313422 ...... .20,771


'05 CHEVROLET 1500 LS CREW CAB 4X2
GM CERTIFIED, 19K MILES, STK#51284924 ............. 20,981
'06 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER LT
LEATHER, RUNNING BOARDS, 3K MILES, STK#62177956 .. 21,991
'05 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LS
REAR A/C, ONSTAR, 3RD ROW SEATS, 9 PASS, 10K MILES, STK#5G203493 26,771
'03 CHEVROLET 3500 CREW CAB LT DUALLY 4X4
DIESEL, NAVIGATION, 59K MILES, STK#3F177962 ....... 29,551
'03 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE
6 SPD, YELLOW, HEADS-UP, GLASS TOP, STK#35105132 .. 32,441


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5757 Lake Worth Road
Between Military Trail and Jog Road Greenacres

1-868-3-08-3324
STORE HOURS: MON-FRI 9AM-9PM SAT 9AM-7PM SUN 11AM-6PM
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days/150 miles whichever comes first. Some restrictions may apply. See dealers for details. With approved credit. All prices include rebate in lieu of factory finance rate. You must present this ad at time of purchase or lease to receive these
special prices. Advertised prices not applicable to exporters. Offers good on date of publication only. Not responsible for typographical errors. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. @1996-2006 AutoNation Inc.


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