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Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928
Volume 81, Number 44 Thursday, April 6,2006


At a Glance

School carnival
Eastside Elementary will
be holding their Spring Carni-
val April 8, from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. at the school. There will
plenty of fun for all. Purchase
advance tickets for $5, or tick-
ets for $7 at the door.

Vision Hendry
County meeting
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 Cen-
ter 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.

Easter egg hunt
Get your picture taken with
the Easter bunny at the Easter
egg hunt at Wood Works Park
for children ages eight and
* under on Saturday, April 15 at
9 a.m. Sponsored by the VFW
Post 4185, The Okeechobee
Moose Lodge #1753 and
Clewiston Recreation Depart-
ment. 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 Festival on April 22. Cat-
egories are cakes, pies, cook-
ies & 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 Sweet-
TasteRecipe@ aol.com, fax
them to (863) 983-9194, or
mail them in care of the
Clewiston Library, 120 W
Osceola Ave., Clewiston, Flori-
da 33440.

CREW needs
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties
is seeking volunteers to assist
residents with repairs and con-
tinued clean up efforts in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Carpenters, electricians,
plumbers,, drywall installers
and other trades skills are need-
ed as well as anyone willing to
lend a hand! For more informa-
tion, e-mail CREWheadquar-
ters@aol.com or phone (863)
983-4316 Or (863) 946-1457.

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Opinion ....... ..... .4
School ....... .... 7
Sports ............ 11
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Police arrest suspected rapist


Suspect confessed
to crime, police say

By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON An arrest of
a 45-year-old transient was
made on Wednesday, March 29
by the Clewiston Police Depart-
ment, which later charged the
man as a suspect in connection
to the early-morning rape and
beating of a Clewiston resident
and city employee.


After questioning and identi-
fication in a police lineup, Hec-
tor Borjas was transported to
LaBelle and jailed on charges of
attempted murder, sexual bat-
tery with force, and burglary.
In the predawn hours on
March 29, a city employee was
brutally assaulted and left for
dead on Clewiston city property,
in the area of the Clewiston
Public Library.
According to Clewiston
Police Chief Don Gutshall, Bor-
jas was originally arrested by


the CPD's Road Patrol division
on the same day in an incident
unrelated to the attack on the
city employee but a descrip-
tion by the alleged victim point-
ed to the arrested Borjas, who
later confessed to the crime
while in custody, during interro-
gation by the Clewiston inves-
tigative team.
According to Chief Gutshall,
members of the CPD Detective
Division spent the day collecting
forensic evidence of the. alleged
incident, which gave further


cause to question Borjas in con-
nection to the attack.
Borjas, who has family in
Miami and is originally from
Honduras, continues to be held
in LaBelle on a $350,000 bond,
according to Chief Gutshall.
Chief Gutshall stated that the
victim was hospitalized in seri-
ous condition from injuries suf-
fered during the attack, and has
since been upgraded to stable
condition. According to the
chief, the victim was conscious
and able to give a description of


the attacker, which led to the
eventual arrest of Borjas.
Because the attack occurred
suddenly and without any
apparent motive, investigators
were not surprised to learn that
the attacker was from out of
town, according to the CPD.
The arrest may have come just
in time, before anyone else was
hurt, according to the police
chief.
"Nobody just starts to com-
See Arrest -Page 10


By Bill Fabian


CLEWISTON The long-
term process of assessing and
rebuilding structural, econom-
ic, and emotional damages
brought on by Hurricane
Wilma is ongoing, and a coali-
tion of local and nationwide
volunteers is playing a large part
in that effort.
At the forefront of the active
recovery process is the Com-
munity Rebuilding Ecumenical
Workforce (CREW), which has
built a client base of approxi-
mately 560 individuals and fam-
ilies with needs ranging from
minor assistance with food and
expenses, to major projects
such as home replacement and
rebuilding.
According to CREW Execu-
tive Director Trish Adams, the
CREW workforce has set its
sights on becoming a perma-
nent fixture in the community,
and will seek to establish per-
manent offices within the next


month.
"We're hoping to be given
permission by the city to move
into a city building, and hope-
fully we'll find out about it at the
next meeting," said Ms. Adams,
whose current offices are
housed at the First United
Methodist Church.
The CREW staff members
have been gathered to organize
the long-term efforts of damage
assessments, needs assess-
ments, and communications
among residents, businesses
and local organizations. New
staff members include Case
Management Supervisor Gloria
Slater; and Volunteer Coordina-
tor Suelen Cruzperez.
"The plan is to keep CREW
going we've been told this is a
bad season coming up, and
we've still been helping people
from Wilma," said Ms. Adams.
"We're going to be covering
all over Hendry and Glades, all
the way out to Buckhead Ridge,
and we're planning on building


offices in a lot of those places,"
said Ms. Adams.
CREW clients have been
identified through varying
means in the past months,
ranging from flyers and door-to-
door assessments to clients
coming to the CREW offices to
fill out applications for needs.
"We had several volunteers
from the National CREW that
came out and put flyers on
everybody's door, so we got a
lot of calls that way," said Ms.
Adams. "We also advertised in
the paper and on the radio, and
now most of our clients are
coming in either through word
of mouth or by those advertise-
ments," she said.
Volunteer workers and
laborers comprise the man-
power behind the jobs to be
administered by CREW
"We've got everything from
minor needs there are some
people that sometimes just
See Crew Page 10


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Plans for the
Kindergarten through sixth
grade Clewiston Christian
School are in full swing, and the
community has shown support
of the ongoing efforts to prepare
the campus, develop a faculty,
and enroll students for the 2006-
2007 school year.
Since the incorporation of
the Clewiston Christian School
in October, the school has
amassed more than $210 thou-"
sand in donations and sponsor-
ships by private and community
donors in support of the new
school, according to school


administrator David Douglas.
The generous financial backing
of the community is also helped
by the donation of the school's
building complex and campus
property by U.S. Sugar.
The school will be builtin the
former facility of U.S. Sugar's
Research and Development
department, located adjacent to
the current campus of Clewiston
Middle School.
The Clewiston Christian
School held a business lunch-
eon on Tuesday, hosting more
than 140 community parents,
business owners and potential
See School-Page 10


Department



releases drug



arrest report


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON A report of
the quarterly progress of the
Clewiston Police Department's
narcotics trafficking interdiction
team reported four search war-
rants, four separate busts, and 14
arrests within the Clewiston city
limits resulting from those war-
rants during the first quarter of
the year.
The report, confirmed by
Clewiston Police Chief Don Gut-
shall revealed the names of 14


individuals arrested on drug
busts as the results of search
warrants within the Clewiston
city limits.
A total summary of narcotics
arrests and confiscations by the
Clewiston Police Department
reported 59 drug arrests, seizure
of 53 grams of cocaine, 4,040
grams of marijuana and 53 vari-
ous narcotic tablets during the
first quarter of 2006. This total
See Drugs Page 10


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CREW Executive Director Trish Adams has taken the reins at
CREW, which hopes to be permanent fixture in the community.


Community



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First Place winners Charlie Cypress, Chuck Hager, and Salaw Hummingbird were the
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Second Place winners of the golf tournament were Robbie Rush, Tommy Spears, and
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Obituaries


Lester Gene
"Pops" Lewis
Lester Gene "Pops" Lewis, 63
of Valdosta, GA died suddenly Fri-
day, March 24, 2006 in Home-
stead, FL. He was born on Febru-
ary 19, 1943 in Nashville, GA. He
went to school in Clewiston and
then joined the United States
Navy. During this time he met his
wife, in California. He worked as
a millwright for more than 30
years, having worked as a super-
visorr Allison Metal Fabrication
and Foster Wheeler. He loved
fishing and spending time with
his boys. He was greatly loved by
his wife and family.
He is survived by his wife of
43 years, Carrol Lewis of Valdos-
ta; sons and daughters-in-law,
Mike and Teresa Lewis, Allan and
Kim Lewis, Kenny "Pookie"
Lewis all of Lake Park; grandchil-
dren, David and Corey Lewis,
Brooke and Heather Lewis all of
Lake Park, Zack and Jordan
Lewis of Atlanta, Tyler Lewis of
Hahira; his mother, Oral Lee
Lewis of Lake City, SC; brothers
and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and
Sue Lewis, Ronnie and Terry
Lewis of Charleston, SC, Donnie
and Kathy Lewis of Lake City, SC
of Clewiston, FL; sister and
brother-in-law, Ona Lee and Jack
Herring of Clewiston, FL; his par-
ents-in-law, Elmer and Evelyn
Bradley and numerous nieces
and nephews. He was preceded
in death by his father, W. L. Lewis
and a brother, Garth L. Lewis.
Funeral services were held at
4 p.m. on Thursday, March 30,
2006 in the chapel of the Carson
McLane Funeral Home with Rev-
erend Keith Stith officiating. The
family received friends at the
funeral home on Wednesday,
March 29, 2006. In lieu of flow-
ers, donations may be made to
the American Heart Association,
1512 Gillionville Rd., Albany, GA,
31707. Condolences may be con-
veyed on the Obituary page at
www.mclanefuneralservices.co
m alservices.com/> All arrange-
ments by Carson McLane Funeral
Home.
Mary Lou
Moyer Siewert
Mary Lou Moyer Siewert, 87,
passed away peacefully in the
Hurricane Rehabilitation and
Care Center March 31, 2006.
Mary was born on June 1, 1918
in Decatur, Alabama to John
Barnabus and Emma Lee St.


Retirement Center in Seminole,
Florida in 1991. Mary moved to
The Meadows in St. George, Utah
in 2002 to be closer to her daugh-
ters.
Mary was a wife and mother
first, but was very active in her
community, starting Girl Scouts
in her area, so her daughters
could have that experience. She
was an active member of the
Methodist Church and served
many selfless years in the
Methodist women's organiza-
tion. She was a gifted seamstress
and enjoyed sewing, quilting,
knitting, embroidering and cro-
cheting. Mary also enjoyed trav-
eling with her husband in the
U.S. and abroad. She enjoyed
beautiful music and could often
be found cooking or crocheting
while listening to classical or
popular music. She will be
remembered as a talented, gen-
erous, kind and loving Christ-like
person. All who knew and loved
Mary are better people for hav-
ing her in their lives.
Mary is survived by her
daughters Elaine Hecker (Peter)
of Lodi, California, and Janet
Morgan (Pat) of Hurricane,
Utah; and grandchildren Eric
Falk (Eleanor) and Wade Falk of
Edina, Minnesota, Lauren War-
ren (David) of Pleasanton, Cali-
fornia, Chet Morgan (Liz) of
Spanish Fork and Miles Morgan
(Debbie) of Hurricane; and nine
great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her parents
and dear husband; brothers J.B.
and Earl Moyer; half-brothers
Roy and Howard Seitz; and half-
sister Mildred Adams.
Her family would like to
thank all of the wonderful peo-
ple at The Meadows, IHC Acute
Rehab, Hurricane Rehabilitation
and Care Center, Southern Utah
Hospice, and Dr. McDonald's
office, who gave Mary such pro-
fessional and tender care during
the last few months of her life.
Funeral were on Tuesday, April 4,
2006, at 11 a.m. at the Hurricane
Valley-Mortuary in Utah. Visita-
tion was on Tuesday, April 4,
2006 at the same location. Inter-
ment was at the Hurricane City
Cemetery.
All arrangements were made
under the direction of Hurricane
Valley Mortuary, (435) 635-2454.
Funeral Director Tony Whitney.
Friends and family are invited to
offer their condolences and view
obituaries at ww.spilsburymor-
tuary.com.
Charles B. Webb, Jr.


John Moyer. Charles Blanton Webb, Jr.,
. At the age of 6, her family peacefully went to meet his
moved to Melbourne, Florida. redeemer on Sunday, March 26,
Mary graduated from Melbourne 2006. He was born in Birming-
High School. She married the ham, Alabama, on Sept. 4, 1924,
love of her life, Walter Augustus to Charles Blanton and Julia May
Siewert, on April 3, 1937. They Drennen Webb DeBardeleben.
enjoyed life side-by-side for 61 He lived in Birmingham all his
years. Walter and Mary lived their life, with the exception of six
married years in Fellsmere, years in Pensacola, Florida, and
Clewiston and Fort Pierce before the time spent in his second
moving to Freedom Square home in Highlands, North Car-

Wedding Announcement


Submitted to INI
Eric and Lahandra

Brantley -

Burrs
Eric L. Brantley pledged his
eternal love to Lahandra C. Burrs
during an outdoors paradise set--


ting ceremony over looking the
beautiful intercostals in Ft. Laud-
erdale at the International Swim-
ming Hall of Fame. He bride is a
graduate of Florida Metropolitan
University and The Beauty Insti-
tute of Cosmetology and Barber-
ing., She is the Administrative
Manager for Houston Reality and
Investment, CO. The groom is a
graduate of DeVry University. He
is also an Internet Advertising
Consultant for Auto Trader.
Mr. And Mrs. Eric Brantley will
like to thank all of their family and
friends for sharing in their special
day as they united as one. The
couple would also like to take this
time to give a special thanks to
their wedding party for being so
supportive and to everyone who
worked so hard in making this
day such a wonderful day. The
loving twosome has made their
home in Plantation, Florida.


olina. He attended Phillips High
School in Birmingham, then
Lawrenceville School in New
Jersey. He graduated from Yale
University in 1947, in the class of
1945W, with a BS Degree in
Industrial Administration. He
had an honorary Doctor of Law
Degree from the University of
Alabama in Birmingham. He
was called from Yale to duty for
his country in 1944,and served
as a Lieutenant in the US Navy.
He was awarded The Bronze
Star for his meritorious service
aboard the USS Stanton, destroy-
er escort, for sinking two Ger-
man submarines in one night.
After the war, he began his
career with Alabama Metal
Industries Corp as a salesman.
He remained with the company
his entire career (with the excep-
tion of six years in the construc-
tion business in Pensacola, FL).
He eventually became Chairman
and CEO, and the company's
majority stockholder. Under his
management, AMICO became
the U.S. and Canadian market
leader in the manufacturing of
metal bar grating, expanded
metal with 14 facilities in 12
states. He was a former senior
warden at the Cathedral Church
of the Advent, as well as chalice
bearer.
He served on numerous cor-
porate and charitable boards,
having held leading positions
with The Boy Scouts of America,
University of Alabama in Birm-
ingham, United Way, Compass
Bank, Associated Industries of
Alabama, The National Associa-
tion of Manufacturers, The Birm-
ingham Area Chamber of Com-
merce, Continental Water
Company, US Sugar Corporation
and The Susan Mott Webb Chari-
table Trust. He was one of the
founders of Birmingham's first
Big Brothers/Big Sisters pro-
gram. He was co-chairman of
UAB's first statewide capital
campaign in the 1980s. He was
also a member of the UAB Presi-
dent's Council, and an original
member of the Board of Trustees
of the UAB Research Founda-
tion, as well as on the board of
the Health Services Foundation.
He was past president of The
Associated Industries of Alaba-
ma, Birmingham Rotary Club,
The Horizons School and Birm-
ingham Area Council, Boy
Scouts of America. One of the
things of' which he was most
proud was being an Eagle
Scout.. Of primary interest to
him was promoting a healthy
lifestyle for boys in the Boy
Scouts. He, himself; received the
"Silver Beaver Award" and the
"Distinguished Eagle Award". He
was preceded in death by his
daughter, Julie Webb Poole
(Scott). He is survived by his
wife, Jane Skinner Webb,
daughter, Elizabeth Webb Col-
lier (Billy), son, Kenneth Blanton
Webb (Deanna), and Stewart
Mott Dansby, of Birmingham,
AL; Jane Fontaine Crist, Eliza-
beth Crist Rodgers (Lance), and
Suzanne Danzy Phelps of
Atlanta. He is survived by his sis-
ter, Julia May Webb Hoke
(Felix), of Birmingham, and by
niece, Julia May Hoke Luna
(Jay), of Franklin. TN; nephews,
Felix Tarrant Hoke, Jr. (Lee) and
Charles Blanton Webb Hoke
(Lisa), of Birmingham. Surviving
grandchildren are Knox Poole, of
Boca Raton, Florida; Katherine
and Blanton DePalma, Julie
Webb, Susan and Stewart Dans-
by, Jr., of Birmingham; Joshua,
Jonathan, Stephen, and Andrew
Malone, Elizabeth and William
Phelps, of Atlanta. Funeral serv-
ices were held Wednesday,
March 29, 2006 at The Cathedral
Church of the Advent, Reverend
Canon Joseph P. Warren officiat-
ing. The family received friends
in The Clingman Commons of
the cathedral preceding the serv-
ice. Honorary Pallbearers:
William Baird, W. Pete Cox,


Joseph Gordon, Philip Jackson,
Roland Short, Birmingham, AL;
Thomas Banks, Hendersonville,
TN; Willie Hoffman, Nashville,
TN; W.A. Williamson, Mont-
gomery, AL; John Keitt, James
Whitehurst, Highlands, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to UAB Center for
Palliative Care, 933 Nineteenth
Street South, Suite 219U, Birm-
ingham, AL, 35294; New Beacon
Hospice, 2145 Highland Ave.
South, Birmingham, AL 35205;
The Cathedral Church of the
Advent (outreach program),
2017 Sixth Ave. North, Birming-
ham, AL 35203; The Boy Scouts
of America, 516 Liberty Parkway,
Birmingham, AL 35242; or the
charity of your choice. Services
were under the direction of Val-
ley Chapel 205 879-3401 in
Homewood.
Shadrach
Emmanuel Phillips
Shadrach Emmanuel Phillips,
was born Feb. 18, 1989 at Ft.
Lauderdale to Sheladine
Samuels and Cedric Emmanuel
Phillips. In November of 1995
the family moved to Moore
Haven, where Shadrach attend-
ed the first-third grade at Moore
Haven Elementary School. In the
summer of 1998, Shadrach went
to live with his father in Badcox,
Anguilla, where he attended'
Stony Ground Primary Elemen-
tary School for the next three
years. He then returned to Moore
Haven in the fall of 2001 where
he attended school up until the
ninth grade. After attending the
ninth grade, Shadrach decided
to complete his education at
Clewiston Adult Education Cen-
ter, where he was studying to get
his GED. Shadrach had a love for
basketball, track and field, peo-
ple and food. He had a strong
desire to become an auto
mechanic. Shadrach accepted
Christ early in his life and attend-
ed the True Tabernacle of God
under the leadership of Elder
Robert Bell.
On Monday, March 20, 2006,
Shadrach went on to be with the
Lord.
He leaves to cherish his pre-
cious memories: A loving and
devoted mother Shemadine
Sampson of Moore Haven;
father Caedric Phillips of Bad-
cox, Anguilla, stepfather Lonnie
Sampson, Jr. of Moore Haven,
four sisters: Kia Samuels of
Moore Haven, Alia and Farah
Phillips of Anguilla, Maria Samp-
son of Brooksville, Florida, six
brothers: Sedric Haynes (Deau-
tra) of San Diego, Ca, Chauncey
Haynes, Kevin Bryant, Cameron
Samuels, Lonnie Sampson III all
of Moore Haven and Jahele
Phillips of Anguilla. Two devoted
grandmothers: Estella Moultry of
Brundidge, AL and Edris Phillips
of Anguilla. Three nieces: Dajae
Haynes of San Diego, CA, Alissia
Haynes of Moore Haven, Mariah
Sampson of Palm Beach. Five
nephews: Preston Haynes, Lon-
nie Sampson IV, Lorenzo Samp-
son of Moore Have, Morgan and
Theo Sampson of Brooksville,
Florida. Aunts: Annie Margaret
Brown of Moore Haven, Mary
Alice Walker (Theo) of Brun-
didge, AL, Bettye McGuire of
Ashville, NC, Patricia Brown
(Marvin) Of Moore Haven,
Blondelle Davis and Eudene
DeSilva US Virgin Islands, Donah
Hodge, Cutelyn Phillips, Sherri7
anne Hodge of Anguilla, Mollie
Sampson and Bertha Mae Samp-
son of Clewiston, Marline Smith
(Robert) of Atlanta, GA. Uncles;
Sllen Haynes of Pembroke Pines,
Larry Haynes of Ft. Lauderdale,
Maurice Haynes of Sarasota,
Diesdric Phillips of Ft. Laud-
erdale, Dartus Phillips of Boca
Raton, Vernon Phillips of Ft.
Lauderdale, Uriel Phillips of
Anguilla Hurbert Snipes Ft.
Meade, and many cousins, fami-
ly and friends.
Celia R. Davis
Celia R. Davis, age 84, of


Clewiston, passed away March
31, 2006 in Clewiston.
She was born June 1, 1921 in
Pine Island, MN, the daughter of
the late Knute 0. and the late
Marie Sophia (Dybvad) Ronnin-
gen.
After graduating Valedictorian
of Zumbrota High School, she
attended Shattuck-St. Mary's
College and graduated from
Kahler School of Nursing. She
was a Registered Nurse,
employed by Mayo Clinic-
Rochester, MN.
Survivors include daughters:


city Monume
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Lenora D. Cappola of West Palm
Beach, Anita D. Revell of
Franklin, TN, Melroy Ronningen
of Pine Island, MN, Sidney Ron-
ningen, Zumbrota, MN, and
seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Monday, April 3, 2006 at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home in Clewis-
ton with Rev. Roy P. Carter offici-
ating. Interment followed in
Evergreen Cemetery in Okee-
chobee. All arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.


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South Florida's watershed is
in crisis. While some communi-
ties are 'struggling with drought,
other areas face flooding. Envi-
ronmental concerns are raised
throughout the area, with lakes,
rivers and coastal estuaries all
suffering. State officials say solv-
ing South Florida's water woes
requires understanding how the
system works, and why it is in its
current condition.
Florida became a state in
1845. To develop a tax base and
bring people to the state, the leg-
islature passed the Internal
Improvement Act in 1855. This
piece of legislation gave or sold
land at low prices to those who
would drain it or build roads and
railroads to bring in goods,
tourists and settlers.
As white settlers migrated
into Florida after the Civil War in
the late 1800s, timber was cut to
build homes and towns. Lumber
became 'big business. Wes
Raulerson and the Sherman
family had sawmills in Okee-
chobee. Throughout Florida,
sawmills sprang up, feeding the
building of towns, homes and
farms throughout the state and
the nation. According to Lyn
Rider of LaBelle, Sears Roebuck
had a mill located south of pres-
ent day LaBelle. Sears shipped
lumber north to provide lumber
for their precut homes, sold
through their .catalogue and
shipped, down to the last nail,
by railroad to buyers around the
country.
Newspapers acrosss .the coun-
try. carried rxeprts 6~l,. lush
vegetation, rich soil and year-'
round warm climate of Florida.
These reports caught the eyes
of northern and Midwestern
industrialists like Henry Flagler,
Baron Collier and Richard Bolles
who bought huge tracts of land
from the state to drain and sell.
Railroads, built by Henry Fla-
gler and Henry B. Plant connect-
ed new towns and brought
tourists and settlers alike. They
built huge luxury hotels for
tourists near their railroads. The
rush for land began. Tampa was
the site of a growing cigar indus-
try, citrus groves sprang up and
'sugar cane and-rice,were grown
experimentally.
The prairie land north of
Basinger (in Okeechobee Coun-
ty) attracted land developers
during the first two decades of
the 20th century even as other
speculators followed the rail-
roads to the east and west. Prior
to 1910, the Southern Coloniza-
tion Company, organized by
Midwestern businessmen, pur-
chased large tract of land, 36
square miles, in the belief that
the prairie lands would be per-
fect for farming.
A hotel and demonstration
farm was built at Hunter's
Camp, about seven miles north
of Basinger. Prospective buyers
came down the Kissimmee River
on Captain Johnson's steamer,.
were picked up in wagons to go
look over the land. The standard
tract sold was 10 acres, as the
project was planned for small
farmers. The buyers were prom-
ised that a railroad would soon
be built into the area.
In 1916, the South Florida and


Gulf Railroad reached Prairie
Ridge, a point about 12 miles
north of Basinger,.according to
Kyle Van Landingham's "History
of Okeechobee," just above the
area now known as the Viking, a
further subdivision of The South-
ern Colonization Company's
original 1912 plat. Of course, the
land wasn't really good for farm-
ing. Nathan Hazeleiff, of Okee-
chobee, remembers his grandfa-
ther's selling orange trees to
those developers. They would
plant them, then drive the city
folk around and around, passing
the same group of trees from dif-
ferent angles.
Following World War I, large
numbers of Americans finally
had the time and money to trav-
el to Florida to vacation and to
invest in real estate. Educated
and skilled workers were receiv-
ing paid vacations, pensions,
and fringe benefits, which made
it easier for them to travel and to
purchase real estate. The auto-
mobile was also becoming an
indispensable way for families
to travel, and Florida was the
perfect destination. Many of the
people who migrated into Flori-
da were middle class Americans
with families.
By 1,20, Florida had a popu-
lation of 968,470 people. Just
five years later, the population
had grown to 1,263,540. The
state was so eager to drain the
land that they awarded thou-
sands of acres per mile of chan-
nel dug. As the land. dried, crops
were planted, livestock grazed
and people moved in. Florida
was billed as a land of plenty,'
where crops sprung out of the
ground almost as soon as they
were planted.
Towns were built in just a few
years: Moore Haven, Clewiston,
Okeechobee, Lakeport, Pahokee
and Belle Glade were all found-
ed between 1915 and 1925.
Baron Collier was building to the
west and Okeechobee was
advertised as the "Chicago of the
south."
Small farmers, forced from
the Midwest by drought, heard
of Florida riches and came south
to the rich muck lands of South
Florida.
Roads and railroads were
built to bring in potential buyers.
Wealthy capitalists like Barron
Collier, Henry Flagler, Richard
"Dickey" Bolles and many oth-
ers purchased thousands of
acres for development. A.L.
Matthews Gladeview
Farms was started in the Ever-
glades east of Belle Glade.
William J. Conners bought
17,000 acres to develop as farm-
land along the newly completed
Palm Beach Canal (1917) and
built a toll road (the present-day
State Road 70) to access it. He
named his development the
"Everglades Agricultural Area".
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resources are creating wealth for
themselves, for the State of Flori-
da, for the United States of
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who are pouring in to till the soil
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Most people who bought and
sold land in Florida at that time
had never even set foot in the
state. They hired young, ambi-
tious men and women to stand
in the hot sun, show the land to
prospective buyers and accept a
"binder" on the sale. A binder
was a non-refundable down
payment that required the rest of
the money to be paid in 30 days.
Many people got rich quick from
the commission they made from
these sales. With land prices
continuing to rise rapidly, many
buyers planned to sell the land at
a profit before any real payment
was due.
Sometimes land buyers didn't
even have enough money to pay
for the land instead they had
just enough money for the
binder. They were depending on
the prices to keep going up.
To help spur growth, the
Florida Legislature passed laws
that prohibited state income and
inheritance taxes. During this
time, horse and dog racing also
grew in Florida as a way to
attract rich gamblers. The rail-
roads continued to grow. Land
was sold and resold, inflating
prices and eventually leading to
bank failures in Florida and
Georgia even before the stock
market crash of 1929. The boom
went bust.
The development of air con-
ditioning would help draw new
residents to Florida. In 1902,
young engineer named Willis
Carrier was asked to resolve a
humidity problem for a publish-
ing company in Brooklyn N.Y.
Their paper would expand or
shrink with temperature and
humidity and it was impossible
to line up their type.
Mr. Carrier developed a
method to chill, clean and de-
humidify air in a building. Soon,
other office buildings were air-
conditioned. After WWI, movie
theaters were air conditioned,
then government buildings and,
in 1938, Philco marketed the first
window air conditioning unit.
World War II sidelined private air
conditioning in support of the
war effort, but in 1955, Levitt
Homes in New Jersey sold the
first air-conditioned home.
Florida had always been a
tourist .Mecca, but with air con-
ditioning, three of Florida's most
objectionable features were
overcome: Heat, humidity and
mosquitoes. The U.S. space pro-
gram came to Cape Canaveral,
now Cape Kennedy, bringing
thousands of workers and their
families to Florida.
The Mackle Brothers, under
various corporations bought
hundreds of thousands of acres
of land in the late 1940s into the
1980s, developing Biscayne Bay,
Marco Island, Deltona, Port
Charlotte, Port St. Lucie, Palm
Bay and Port LaBelle; hundreds
of thousands of acres, selling
lots for $10 down, $10 a month
for 10 years, advertising nation-


wide to buyers who again, often
had never set foot in Florida.
Little thought was given to
anything but selling, selling, sell-
ing, and platting more and more
lots, building more and more
houses. Little thought was given
to the result. The size of these
lots was sometimes too small for
septic tanks; drainage was often
poor; some lots were underwa-
ter; and some were a problem
because no physical improve-
ments were made by the pro-
moter and were just "paper sub-
divisions."
"Widespread growth contin-
ued until the 1973, when the
industry encountered several
problems: An economic reces-
sion, increased development
costs, more rigorous consumer
and environmental regulations,
an over-saturated market, nega-
tive publicity and an energy cri-
sis," said Hubert B. Stroud and
William M. Spikowski in "Plan-
ning in the Wake of Florida Land
Scams. The subdivision of wet-
lands often caused the greatest
conflict between private rights
and public needs. The continued
subdivision of fragile ecosys-
tems, the scale of development
and the in ability or unwilling-
ness of local governments to
control large developments
resulted in state action to protect
Florida's land and water. Florida
has enacted some of the most
stringent land development reg-
ulations in the nation."
Beginning in 1970, local com-
prehensive plans became
mandatory and in 1985 this sys-
tem was overhauled according
to Stroud and Spikowski.
"Believing that many growth
issues are too complex to be
managed at the local level, the
legislature created a top-down
system of growth management.
It added the concept that
became know as 'concurrency.'
A requirement that infrastruc-
ture such as roads, sewer, and
water must be available before
developers can obtain the neces-
sary permits to continue devel-
opment."
The platted lots left behind by
.eagerness for settlement and
zeal for quick money created a
legacy of problems like leaky
septic tanks, drainage problems,
traffic gridlock, overcrowded
schools and the need for
increased taxes because devel-
opment did not pay its own way.
As state officials look for
ways to' solve the problems fac-
ing the South Florida environ-
ment, continued developments
put even more pressure on the
watershed.
(Sources for this article
included: "Florida in the Mak-
ing," by Frank Parker Stock-
bridge and John Holliday Perry;
"Exploring Florida: A Social
Studies Resource for Students
and Teachers," produced by the
Florida Center for Instructional
Technology, College of Educa-
tion, University of South Florida;
and, "Planning in the Wake of
Florida Land Scams", by Hubert
B. Stroud, Arkansas State Univer-
sity and William M. Spikowski of
Spikowski Planning Associates,
Ft. Myers, Fla.)


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Don't miss the passion!
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Next Sunday is Palm Sunday.
Growing up, I remember going
to church on Palm Sunday to
wave palms in the Sunday
school procession and then
returning on Easter a week later
to sing, "Christ the Lord has
Risen Today". There wasn't
much in between. From parade
to resurrection is the experience
of many Christians as we race Pastor John Hicks
toward Easter. When that hap- Pastor John icks
pens, we miss something. We seem to stop. When we are out
miss passion, there in the world, we learn to
Something big happened ask, "What does my faith say
between Palm Sunday and East- about this?"
er. Passion Week happened a On Thursday, it is Passover, a
week like none other. high holy day, and everyone is
Jesus sets His face to celebrating. "Here's the bread.
Jerusalem. "No, Jesus, don't Here's the wine. What do you
want to go there! It's dangerous.mean by this 'broken for you
A messiah could get killed there, and poured out for you' stuff?
not to mention a disciple!" But We don't want yured out for you' stuffand
Jesus insists, so we go, with poured out! We want you strong
Jesus riding on the back of a and mighty! We want you in
donkey. And we must admit it's beautiful stained glass wand om-u in
exciting! The crowd has gath-fort stained glass and om-
ered and they are cheering, portable pews! What do you
"Hosanna! Blessed iheer winho mean, denyyou? We'd never do
comes in the name of ihe who that, Jesus We are your faithful
comes in the name of the Lord! disciples
Hosanna in the highest!". Hey," disciples."
we think to ourselves, "this disci- ,Late on Thursday, they arrest
ple stuff isn'tso bad!" Jesus in the Garden of Gethse-
But after the hosannas die mane. It was his own disciple
out, after the parade and the who betrayed him with a kiss,
palms, after the donkey tgoes "Surely not 1, Lord!"
home to rest, the real work of Friday is too hard to watch.
Passion Week begins. From shouts of hosanna, now
On Monday, Jesus is in the came.shouts of "crucify him!"
temple courts cracking a whip He hangs on the cross. What
and overturning tables, chal- should we do now? Take him
lenging the way people connect down, lay him in the tomb.
with God That's not the way we Maybe this will all begin to make
see him, is it? Jesus. standingin senseinn time if st wait. Just
opposition to the authorities, i ail.
challenging commonly held Messiah and Royal King of
assumptions, denouncing the Sunday, rebellious reformer of
government, associating with Monday, Tuesday and Wednes-
the "least of these my brethren." day's healer of human hearts,
With Jesus, we learn, it's not breaker of Thursday bread, cru-
all celebration and worship! cified criminal of Friday, un-
There comes a time when we breathing corpse of Saturday.
must stand for something. We We move from the highs to the
are called to right the wrongs of lows, from the "Hosannas" to
the world, to fight the injustices the "crucify hims,." from broken
around us, to do battle with palms to broken bread to bro-
demons. On Tuesday and ken bodies to broken tombs. We
Wednesday, those who have would be faithful, but we are
stayed with Jesus find them- weak. We would pray, but we
selves surrounded by the lame are tired. We would witness, but
and the hungry, the wounded we are afraid. We would heal,
and the dying. We are there with but we ourselves are wounded.
him, binding the wounds, feed- But we know there is more to
ing the hungry, carrying the the story, and so we wait for the
lame, weeping with the dying, revealing of God's glory. It may
and taking care of the bedpans. be Friday, but Sunday's coming.
This following Jesus stuff can be The passion is here, but Easter
hard work. The needs never resurrection is coming.


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Europeans are all too
well acquainted
Dear editor:
To cite just a few of depress-
ingly many examples: A painter,
Rashid Ben Ali, is forced into hid-
ing after one of his shows "fea-
tured satirical work critical of
Islamic militant's violence"; a
politician, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, must
go underground after it becomes
known that she has renounced
her Islamic faith; and a film direc-
tor, Theo van Gogh, is savagely
stabbed to death for making a
film critical of Islamic oppression
of-women. And most recently, of
course, there were the Danish
cartoons. When the Jyllands-
Posten, in order to expose and
challenge this climate of intimi-
dation, printed an article and
accompanying cartoons, some
of which portrayed Mohammed
in a negative light, the response
was torched embassies, cries for
government censorship, and
death threats.
It appears that we should now
begin to get used to a similar cli-
mate in America.
Borders and Waldenbooks
stores have just announced that
they will not stock the April-May
issue of Free Inquiry magazine
because the issue reprints some
of the cartoons. Is the decision
based on disagreement with the
content of the magazine? No, not
according to Borders Group Inc.
spokeswoman Beth Bingham.
"For us, the safety and security of
our customers and employees is
a top priority, and we believe that
carrying this issue could chal-
lenge that priority."
Borders Group's capitulation
to Islamic thugs is understand-
able given the pathetic response
of our and other Western govern-
ments.
Has any Western government
declared that an individual's free-
dom of speech is sacrosanct, no
matter who screams offense at
his ideas? No. Has any Western
government proclaimed each
individual's right to life and
pledged to hunt down anyone,
anywhere, who abets the murder
of one of its citizens for having
had the effrontery to speak?
No-as they did not when the
fatwa against Rushdie was
issued, American bookstores
were firebombed, and Rushdie's
translators were attacked and
murdered.
On the contrary, our govern-
ment went out of its way to say
that it shares "the offence that
Muslims have taken at these
images," and even hinted that
they should not be published.


The British police, Douglas Mur- Dr. Onkar Ghate
ray reports, told the editor of a Senior Fellow at the Ayn Rand
London magazine that they Institute
could not protect him, his staff,
or his offices from attack-so the Prescription drug
magazine removed the cartoons
from its website. (A few days' protection act
later, Murray notes, "the police Dear editor:
provided 500 officers to protect a In February 2003, a Statewide
'peaceful' Muslim protest in Grand Jury issued an important
Trafalgar Square.") report after conducting a detailed
In the face of such outrages, examination of illegal activity
we must demand that the U.S. involving prescription drugs. In
government reverse its disgrace-. order to combat drug counter-
ful stand and fulfill is obligation feiting or adulteration, the grand
to protect our right to free jury recommended that the Flori-
speech. da Legislature establish a
Freedom of speech means the requirement "... that pedigree
right to express one's ideas with- papers be provided in sales trans-
out danger of physical coercion actions all the way from the man-
from anyone. This freedom ufacturer to the dispenser (hospi-
includes the right to make tal/pharmacy/clinic)." "Pedigree
movies, write books, draw pic- papers" refers to a system that
tures, voice political opinions provides proof that drugs are
and satirize religion. This right authentic, each time they change
flows from the right to think: the hands. If a major retailer buys a
right to observe, to follow the large shipment of pharmaceuti-
evidence, to reach the conclu- cals from a distributor, for exam-
sions you judge the facts warrant pie, the pedigree papers would
- and then to convey your show the retailer that these drugs
thoughts to others. have not been tampered with
In a free society, anyone along the way by an unscrupu-
angered by someone else's ideas lous individual.
has a simple and powerful Heartbreaking reports have
recourse: Don't buy his books, surfaced of shady characters
watch his movies, or read his who improperly obtain large
newspapers. If one judges his quantities of AIDS or cancer
ideas dangerous, argue against drugs, then water down the med-
them. The purveyor of evil ideas ication or repackage it to sell
is no threat to those who remain again. The possibility of these
free to counter them with ration- drugs finding their way to
al ones. patients represents a very real
But the moment someone threat to the health and quality of
decides to answer those he finds life of people who rely on these
offensive with a knife or a home- medications. The grand jury's
made explosive, not an argu- recommendation was truly a call
ment, he removes himself from to action.
civilized society. Within a month of the grand
Against such a threat to our jury report, we began to work
rights, our government must with the Legislature to imple-
respond with force. If it fails to do ment this outstanding sugges-
so, it fails to fulfill its reason for tion. The Attorney General's
being: "to secure these rights," Office drafted legislation and
Jefferson wrote, "Governments asked Senator Durrell Peaden
are instituted among Men." And and Representative Ed Homan to
if it fails to do so, we the people sponsor what became the Pre-
must hold it to account. scription Drug Protection Act of
We must vociferously 2003. Among its provisions, the
demand that our government Act establishes a pedigree paper
declare publicly that, from this requirement, to take effect on
day forward, it will defend by July 1,2006.
force any American who receives The bill, which was signed
death threats for criticizing into law by Governor Bush, gave
Islam-or religion-or any other the industry a full three years to
idea. We must demand that the comply with the pedigree papers
government protect the stores requirement, thereby enhancing
and employees of Borders, of the safety of our drug supply and
Waldenbooks, and of any other, the patients who depend upon it.
organization that reprints the car- Now, with the implementation
toons. "' date approaching, many in the
We must demand this, industry want to have the dead-
because nothing less will prevent line moved back.
America's climate of freedom- We should stay the course for
from disintegrating into Europe's a number of reasons. One of the
climate of fear. arguments for pushing back the


deadline is that the technology is
not available to implement pedi-
gree papers on time. This is sim-
ply incorrect, and the means to
carry out the law's requirements
are available.
One of the country's largest
pharmaceutical distributors,
H.D. Smith of Springfield, Illinois,
has announced that its pedigree
system will be fully implemented
in April, approximately three
months ahead of Florida's dead-
line. Another company that dis-
tributes to Florida clients, FFF
Enterprises, Inc., is using the
same technology to meet our
state's safety requirements.
To its greaf credit, Walgreens
- the nation's second-largest
drug store chain has already
made the commitment to have
its pedigree paper system in
place. Attempts by the drug
wholesale community to weak-
en this law should be repelled.
The people of Florida were rep-
resented by the statewide grand
jury and by elected members of
the Legislature, and the impor-
tant public safety law they pro-
duced should be left alone.
The Prescription Drug Safety
Act was the culmination of hard
work by members of both par-
ties. It was considered then, and
remains, a national model for
other states to follow.
For proof of the need for the
pedigree papers requirement,
we need look no further than a
real-life event that occurred in
late .March in Broward County. A
jury returned a guilty verdict
against an individual for his role
in selling adulterated prescrip-
tion drugs to wholesalers -
medications that were intended
for HIV and cancer patients, as
well as those being treated for
high cholesterol.
Those who saw the wisdom
of requiring pedigree papers
weren't trying to paralyze the
public with fears that the drugs in
their medicine cabinet or med-
ical clinic might be tainted or
counterfeit. The vast majority of
Floridians will never encounter
an altered medication. Our
objective was, and continues to
be, public safety and problem
prevention. Is it worth the risk to
not do all that we can?
The Prescription Drug Protec-
tion Act was a-good law in 2003,
aand it is still a good law in 2006.
Now is not the time to go back
on our commitment to the citi-
zens of Florida.
Charlie Crist
Attorney General


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I read your
"Pet Corner" each week. I haven't
seen any questions about Guinea
Pigs. After the recent loss of our
beloved Sherman, I would like to
inform other Guinea Pig owners
of how common, and dangerous
kidney and urinary bladder stones
are to their pets. We didn't learn
until it was too late for Sherman,
but maybe you can help inform
others. Thank you and your staff
for all that you did for Sherman
and for us. Billy, Trudie, and
Bunny (Suggie).
A: Hello Billy, Trudie and Sug-
gie. I know you miss Sherman
very much. He was very much
loved and in the greatest care with
your family!
I'm going to provide a little
background information about
Sherman's case so our readers
will understand a bit more.
Sherman the Guinea Pig, at
about five years of age, recently
presented with a urinary prob-
lem. At first, he had darker more
concentrated urine and seemed
to have a need to urinate more


frequently. Sherman was treated
for a urinary infection with antibi-
otics. The color of his urine got a
bit better, but he did not. He start-
ed to have more severe signs of a
urinary problem. When he would
try to urinate it hurt him, and only
a small amount of urine would
come out at a time. At this point
we suspected stones in his blad-
der. When we took an X-ray of
Sherman, it was very clear that he
had a large urinary bladder stone
caught in the upper portion of his


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urethra. This is why he had a hard.
time urinating, and this was also
why he was in pain. The stone
needed to come out, and we pre-
formed a cystotomy. Sherman
survived the surgery, but so sadly
died very shortly afterwards. The
stone removed from Sherman's
urinary bladder was nearly the
size of a kidney bean. It is hard to
estimate how long it took for it to
grow that large. Unfortunately,
this is a common problem for
Guinea Pigs.
Urinary calculi or stones are
generally something, which any
species can get. Kidney stones are
less common and even more seri-
ous. Stones can be caused by a
combination of things. Genetic
predisposition may be one reason
for it, and also diet can be anoth-
er. It takes a while for a stone to
form. Usually it begins at what is


called a nydus. A nydus is simply
something, which is a medium
for something else to attach itself.
As microscopic as a nydus can be,
with time a large stone can form.
For Guinea Pigs, these stones are
usually composed *of calcium or
phosphors. Both of these miner-
als are essential for a Guinea Pigs'
nutrition. A ratio of 2:1 calcium to
phosphorous is best. Even with
the best of care and excellent
nutrition, like Sherman had,
stones can still form.
Billy, Trudie and Suggie, I hope
that gets the message across to
other Guinea Pig owners.
Best Wishes always, Doc
Savvy.
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CIewiston Police Department


Editor's note: Any individu-
als listed in the arrest activity
reports are not an indication of
guilt. Anyone wishing to con-
tact the newspaper upon final
disposition of their case, may
do so for publication

Deputies catch
burglars in the act

CLEWISTON Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Deputies
responded to a "burglary in
progress" call on March 24, at
1050 Davidson Road in Twin
Lakes Mobile Home Park. As the
Deputies arrived to investigate,
two persons exited the mobile
home from a window and fled.
According to Sheriff Ronnie
Lee, Deputies pursued the two
and followed them through a
canal to a residence at 531 Mag-
nolia Lane. A juvenile was locat-
ed hiding in a closet inside the
house and a second suspect,
Fernando Marquez Loya, age
25, of 531 Magnolia Lane,
Clewiston, was located in a trav-
el trailer behind the house. Loya
was arrested and charged with
Burglary to an unoccupied
structure, Entering a residence
without permission and with
intent to commit an offense
within and booked into the
Hendry County Jail. The juve-
nile was arrested with the same
charges plus, having stolen
property from the burglarized
residence in his possession and
turned over to Juvenile Authori-
ties.


Marijuana grow
house busted
MONTURA The County
Sheriff Office Criminal Investiga-
tions Division executed a search
warrant on a marijuana grow
house, in Montura Estates, Tues-
day, March 28. According to Sher-
iff Ronnie Lee this was .an elabo-
rated system set up for the
purpose of growing marijuana
plants. He estimated the plants to
be approximately three feet tall
and valued at more than
$100,000. A Columbian was taken
into custody, other arrests are
pending. The group in charge of
this operation are from the
Broward/Dade County area. Ron-
nie Lee said this is the sixth mari-
.juana grow house operation
located and destroyed within the
past year in Hendry County.
Road bust
CLEWISTON Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's Deputies stopped a car
on Davidson Road in Clewiston
on the night of March 28, at about
9:15 p.m. According to Sheriff
Ronnie Lee, Deputies Nathan Kirk
and Larry Preece located powder
cocaine, rock cocaine, approxi-
mately one half pound of marijua-
na and drug paraphernalia inside
the vehicle. The driver Ismael
Silva, age 31, of 1181 Davidson
Road Clewiston and a passenger
Katrina Silva, age 39, of Clewis-
ton, were charged with posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to sell,
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell and possession of
narcotic equipment. Six hundred
and eighteen dollars U.S. curren-


cy was also seized. Bond for
Ismael was set at $69,500 and
$31,000 for Katrina.
Gang activity
LABELLE On Saturday
March 26, Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office Deputies conducted an
operation designed to, investi-
gate, suppress and deter gang
activity in Hendry County. Sheriff
Ronnie Lee reports the operation
led to arrests ranging from felony
drug charges to traffic offenses.
The following with drug related
charges were arrested and
booked into the Hendry County
Jail. Angel A. Hildalgo, age 21, of
4020 North Edgewater Circle,
LaBelle was charged with posses-
sion of a controlled substance
with intent to sell. Humberto Her-
nandez, age 27, of 1424 Sea Oaks
Street, LaBelle was charged with
possession of marijuana under 20
grams. Joshua Glenn Lockmiller,
age 21, of 982 Nobles Road,
LaBelle, was charged with pos-
session of cocaine, possession of
marijuana under 20 grams and
two counts of possession of drug
paraphernalia.

HC SO brings down
second pot house
PIONEER According to
Sheriff Ronnie Le, this is the 10th
marijuana grow house discov-
ered in Hendry County during the
past 13 months. This one was
located at 2150 Tampa Avenue in
the community of Pioneer Planta-
tion. A search warrant was exe-
cuted by Sheriff's Investigators on
March 30, at approximately 4


p.m. The grow house was an
elaborated unique operation as it
consisted of two semi-trailers.
One of the semi-trailers was used
for growing the plants, and the
other used for drying the harvest-
ed plants. Numerous marijuana
plants as well as the two semi-
trailers were seized as a result of
the search warrant. Investigators,
so far, have been unable to locate
the owner of the property and
arrests are pending. Street value
of the plants is unknown at this
time.

Humanity award
CLEWISTON -The Clewiston
Elks Lodge held their annual offi-
cer of the year awards Friday night
March 31. Awards were presented
for Clewiston Police Department
Officer of the year. Clewiston Fire-
man of the year, EMT and EMS
employee of the year and Hendry
County Sheriff's Offices of the
year. Sheriff Ronnie Lee said the
Hendry County Sheriff's office
criminal Investigation division as
well as the uniformed division did
an outstanding job the past year.
With this in mind, he chose three
members of the Sheriff's office
who, in addition to their normal
duties, assisted in distributing
food and supplies to the victims of
Hurricane Wilma. Captain Susan
English, Inspector Mayra Quesa-
da, and Sergeant Shawn Reed
worked many hours, seven days a
week, for approximately three
months in Hendry County, and
the Immokalee area of Collier
County, delivering and passing
out food, ice, water, and infant
supplies to people in need.


Community
partnership
Chief Don Gutshall and the
Clewiston Police Department
are committed to continuing
their partnership with the com-
munity. This partnership is high-
ly dependant on the involvement
of the citizens of Clewiston. Criti-
cal to the success of this partner-
ship are well-informed citizens
who have an awareness of the
mission, resources and services
their police department has to
offer. To help facilitate this, the
Clewiston police Department is
offering a 40-hour Citizen Police
Academy that will start the first
week of May. This academy was
developed for citizen's ad mem-
bers of local civic and govern-
ment organizations within our
city.
Community involvement is


the most powerful, efficient and
practical tool any local law
enforcement agency has in the
fight against crime. We want to
encourage our citizens to
become active partners with
their police department by
working together to identify
solutions to problems facing our
community. In a small commu-
nity as ours we need the assis-
tance of the citizens to affective-
ly control possible crime
increase.
If you are interested in being
a part of his partnership please
contact officer Curtis Clay or Sgt.
John Tedder of the Clewiston
Police Department or any of the
existing members of the Citizens
on Patrol (COP) as you see them
out volunteering their time.
There will also be applications
available during the Sugar Festi-
val. We hope to hear from you.


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Glades County Arrest Report


March 26
Howard Jimmie, 24, of Okee-
rhhonhpp .as arrested by Deputy
Queenie Bell on an active High-
lands county warrant. He
remains in custody without privi-
lege of bond.
Ryan Osceola, 29, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Deputy
Robert Davis on an active war-
rant for VOP. He was later
released on a $5,000 surety
bond.
March 27
Eribaldo Ramos, 30, of Moore


Haven was arrested by Deputy
Bran Enderle on an active war-
rant for FTA. He remains in cus-
tody with bond set at $2,500.
March 28
Larry Williams, 45, of Lakeport
was arrested by Detective Mike
Pepitone on the charges of viola-
tion of injunction, criminal mis-
chief, burglary, grand theft and
passing forged/altered bank. note.
He was later.released on a $11,500
surety bond.
Rodolfo Juarez, III, 25, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Deputy


Jason Griner on three active war-
rants for VOP. He remains in cus-
todywithout privilege of bond.
March29
Frank De Luca, 67, of LaBelle
was arrested by Deputy Robert
Davis on the charge of battery on
person 65 years of age or older. He
was later released on a $1,000 sure-
ty bond.
Ann Marie Dersa, 24, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Deputy
Bilinda Pottorff on an active war-
rant for VOP. She remains in cus-
todywithout privilege of bond.


Vernon Baker, 28, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by SPD Offi-
cer Jackson on the charge of
DWLS with knowledge. He was
later released on a $4,999 surety
bond.
March 30
Jared Haws, 19, of Okeechobee
was arrested by Deputy Bilinda Pot-
torff on an active Okeechobee
County warrant. He was later
released on a $1,000 surety bond.
Patricia Moeland, 43, of Muse
was arrested by deputy Bilinda Pot-
torff on tlie charge of resisting
arrest without violence. She was
later released on a $500 surety
bond.
Shaun Cody Osceola, 24, of
Okeechobee was arrested by SPD
Officer Jackson on two nativee war-
rants for VOP. He remains in cus-
tody without privilege of bond.

March 31
Ramsey Osceola, 33, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by SPD Offi-
cer Garrison on the charges of DUI,
DWLS, possession of cocaine and
open container. He was later
'released on a $12,500 surety bond.
Robert Saucier, 18, of Lakeport
was arrested by Detective Mike
Pepitone on an active warrant for
burglary of conveyance and petit
theft. He remains in custody with
bond set at $10,000.


This information is the second
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 Counties.
The most current information
on Avian Flu is available at:
http://www.pandemicflu.gov
What is Avian
Influenza?
Bird Flu is a virus that affects
birds. Avian Influenza does not
usually infect people, but infections
with these viruses have occurred in
humans. The possibility of a
human being infected is rare and
usually involves touching a sick or
dead bird that carried the virus,
handling infected birds, or touch-
ing surfaces contaminated by sick
birds or their droppings.
Avian Flu is also referred to as
H5N1. Influenza viruses are
grouped into three types: Type A,
type B, and type C. The subtypes
are further divided into different
strains. Each specific strain can be
-dangerous to specific hosts such as
humans, birds, or pigs.


Pathogenic is defined as "capa-
ble of causing disease". While
some Avian Influenza viruses are
known to cause a minor effect in
the health of poultry, some can
evolve and change into highly path-
ogenic strains or those capable of
producing serious health prob-
lems. Since viruses need a living
host to survive, they mutate or
change to ensure their continued
existence. This change in the virus
makeup forms new strains that
allows easier spread and can be
harder to control.
As we become more familiar
with the concept of this emerging
event, we will be more aware of
potential threats and what we can
do to prepare.
What is an
epidemic?
An epidemic is a widespread
outbreak of disease.
What is a
pandemic?
A pandemic is an epidemic
(widespread outbreak) that affects
the world. Pandemic flu is 4 global
disease outbreak that occurs when
a new influenza virus appears that


causes serious illness. People have
little or no immunity to the new
virus and it can spread easily from
person to person. Currently there is
no pandemic flu.

Pandemic Flu
Planning
You can prepare for an influen-
za pandemic now. You should
know what can happen during a
pandemic outbreak and what
actions you can take to help lessen
the impact of an influenza pan-
demic on you and your family. This
checklist will help you gather the
information and resources you
may need in case of a flu pandem-
ic. According to Dr. Fernandez of
the Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments, "residents
should start purchasing a few items
each week" in case of an extended
stay at home.
Store a supply of water and
food..During a pandemic, if you
cannot get to a store, or if stores are
out of supplies, it will be important
for you to have extra supplies on
hand. This can be useful in other
types of emergencies, such as.
power outages, hurricanes or other
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Kindergarten
Ms. Jones: Adamali Delacruz,
Marco Figueroa, Eduardo Fox,
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Ms. Pelham: Salena Carrerro,
Jacob Gonzalez, Anthony Lawson
Ms. Davis: Adam Atkinson,
Aldulvar Gary, Zachary Hall, Jor-
dan Hatton, Edgar Lopez, Soraya
Martinez, Julie Rudd, Jasmine Ruiz
Ms. S. Morrell: Jay Brooks, Mary
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Ms. Perkins: Kenny Mejia-Ruiz
First grade f
Ms. B. Morrell/Ms. Pearson:
Hannah Barraza, Devon Jackson,
Noah Lawson, Tylyn Tarter, Carley
Morrell
Mr. Busin: Katerin Artola, Robyn
Basquin, Alfredo Hernandez,
William Marshall, Yennifer Mejia-


Ruiz, Elton Perez, Ashley Roth,
Devyn Taylor
Ms. Rawls: Caridad Diaz, Aman-
da Garcia, Perei Henderson, Javier
Hurtado, Jose Velazquez
Ms. Butland: Mayra Arellano,
Taylor Hatton, Jemyfer Mesa,
Albert Zamarripa
Ms. Branaman: Ilyana Agosto,
Amber Harrold, Parei Henderson,
Jose Juarez, Diandra Odom, Luis
Vega
Ms. Scruggs: Quintavis Griffin,
Jessica Lopez, Trever Wilcher, Dia-
balique Johnson, Diana Amaya
Second grade
Ms. Alfau: Emily Akin, Alyssa
Avant, Emry Denson, Kyle Knaack,
Kyle Mann, Stefanie Sawyers,
Whitney Thompson, Davis Witt
Ms. Butler: Flavie Thivierge
Mr. Cammann: Deryan Bal-
tazar, Samuel Rivera
Ms. Walendzik: Savannah Mar-
tinez, Alayna Pereiro, Julio Valdez
Third grade
Ms. Sawyers: Hernan Cortez,
Armando Fuentes, Lane Graham,
Kanasha Isaac, William Ramirez,


Juan Santiago, Luzari Valle, Shi-
anne West, Alejandro Mireles
Ms. Meadows: Valeria Cerda,
Vanessa Rodriguez
Ms. Richardson: Ashley Adams,
Agustin Aguirre
Amado Perez
Ms. Gonzalez: Eric Delatorre,
Kimberly Mesa, Jesus Ramirez
Fourth grade
Ms. Adley: Damien Lowe, Alan
Rudd, Christina Venero
Ms. Burroughs: Maelis Mar-
tinez, Jalen Rushing
Ms. Carter: Michael Carreno,
Guadalupe Guzman, Gerardo
Vazquez, Jose Ysari, Daniel Rico
Ms. Cool: Jenny Lopez, Juana
Rico
Fifth grade
Mr. Burlison: Stephanie Zamora
"A/B" Honor Roll

Kindergarten
Ms. Jones: Brianna Cortina,
Shawntira Carter
Ms. Pelham: Dhalia Alanis,


Shaize Brissett, Esperanza DeSanti-
ago, Victoria Dwyer, Dylan Patel,
Brooklyn Wilcher
Ms. Davis: Susana Garcia, Liah-
dan Kasee, Jesse Paniagua, J'Rell
Pope
Ms. S. Morrell: Shania Grant,
Eric Hunter
Ms. McCorvey: Marcos Mar-
tinez, Jasmine Palacios, Alani
Weston
Ms. Perkins: Jade Bryan, Selena
Gonzalez-Salinas, Jose Granados,
Eduardo Suarez Jr
First grade
Ms. B. Morrell/Ms. Pearson:
Tamara Carter, Matthew Christian,
Jake Mahoney, Joel McCray,
Katherine Mosley, Nicholas Ortega,
Marcos Quinones
Mr. Busin: Alexis Alaniz, Rebec-
ca Bolix
Ms. Rawls: Jonathan Johnson
Ms. Butland: Crystal
McGlamery, Brittney Shelton
Ms. Branaman: Maria Gonzalez,
Mariam Riveron, Victoria Treece
Ms. Scruggs: Daisy Valdez, Jose
Rios, Troy McLendon, Mya Brown,
Justin Brown


Second grade
Ms. Alfau: Caleb Curry, Stannira
Butler, Ana Escobar, Brooklyn Gur-
ganious, Maurice Murphy, Austin
Pearson, Alex Suarez
Ms. Butler: Christina Arredon-
do, Tristin Lowe, Alex Martinez,
Angelique Moreno, Randy Pani-
agua, Crystal Vazquez, Luis Arvizu,
Esmeralda Sierra
Mr. Cammann: Katherine
Chang, Michael Lee, Ankit Patel,
Guadaloupe Trevino, Jessica
Riquiz, Keyla Negrete
Ms. Walendzik: Giraldo Car-
reno, Alan Fernandez, Alvin Free-
man III, Buddy Hedrick, Corey
Hobbs, Micquiera Johnson, Kevin
Vasquez, RosicelaVillatoro
Mr. Mountain: Minerva Agosta-
Rivera, Fernando Guillen Jr,
Key'ante Jones, Jenna Powell,
Frank Rojas
Third grade
Ms. Rodriguez: Anthony
Dominguez, Jonekqua Howard,
Belkis Mejia
Ms. Meadows: Ashley Akin, Ale-
jandro Mendoza, Rachel Morrell,
Zachery Smith, Walter Vasquez,
Kimberly Zamora


Mr. Borghese: Ulises Raya,
Shaina Penny, Alysia Adams
Ms. Richardson: Kristen Gray,
Ana Rangel, Dakota Reihm, Erik
Sanchez, Kashawla Smith, Crystal
Vera, Joshua Villagomez
Ms. Gonzalez: Nancy Castillo,
Cassandra Hernandez, Leticia Rico,
Vanessa Rodriguez
Fourth grade
Ms. Adley: Michelle Carreno,
Itzia Garcia, Daniel Gonzales, Ray-
mond Molina, Leonel Navarrete,
Shawnna Wasylyk
Ms. Burroughs: Eric Munoz,
Cristina Pena, Christopher Swindle
Ms. Carter: Sade Awe, Saman-
tha Martinez, Mindy Paniagua,
Marlisha Pass
Ms. Cool: Ayla Brinkman,
Zachariah Davis, Edrica Flournah,
Fredranesha Ford, J'Kahial Mayes
Fifth grade
Mr. Alfau: Cristian Mejia, Eliza-
beth Minero
Mr. Burlison: Keefan Garrett
Ms. Gary: Mairo Cano, Xavier
Crane, Jamie Landaverde, Carolina
Lombardo, Cynthia Vera


School Briefs


School Happenings


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

Literacy program
The Clewiston Library, in con-
junction with the Harlem Library,
has recently completed training
volunteers to serve as tutors to
local adults who need assistance
in reading and writing literacy.
Trainers from Palm Beach County
presented two intensive training
workshops in order to certify
these volunteers. These services
are offered to adults 18 and over
who recognize the need to read
and write with more proficiency.
The sessions are free to partici-
pants and the hours are flexible,
scheduled around the needs of the
individuals who sign up for the
program. Each person will be
accessed by the program director
and paired with a certified tutor. In
an effort to meet the needs of the
community, the sessions will take
place at the Clewiston Library, as
well as in Harlem. For additional
information, please drop by the
Clewiston Library or the Harlem
Library for an 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 available from
Barbara Oeffner, Clewiston
Library Director (863) 983-1947 or
Florida Thomas, Harlem Library
Director (863) 902-3322.

TechBridge Youth
training program
TechBride Youth training serv-
ices a program that is dedicated to
enhancing the employability and
work readiness skills of Out of
School Youth between the ages of
16 and 21 that live in the
Hendry/Glades area, is presently
accepting applications for.enroll-
ment and is ready to assist young
adults who are ready to deploy on


the road to success. In association
with the Clewiston Adult School
and the Clewiston Career and
Development Services Center, we
offer students the opportunity to
obtain their GED as well as con-
duct job searches and assistance
with continuance of their educa-
tional goals. For more information
contact Patrick Coleman at (863)
983-1300 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-- Mon-Fri.
School district to
offer pre-k program
In 2002, Florida voters passed
an amendment providing for free,
voluntary pre-kindergarten oppor-
tunities for all children who turned
four on or before Sept. 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 Elemen-
tary in Clewiston and at Country
Oaks Elementary in Labelle. There
will not be any transportation pro-
vided by the district. This is a free
program for Florida families.
Research demonstrates that high-
quality preschool education can
substantially increase children's
chances of succeeding in school
and in life. Children who attend
high quality pre-kindergarten pro-
grams are less likely to be held
back.a grade, less likely to need
special education and more likely
to graduate high school. If you are
interested in signing up your child
for the VPK program please go to
the United Way House at 17 Ft.
Thompson Street, Labelle. (863)
675-8383.
Fun project
The Clewiston Public Library is
proud to announce a fun project
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 Tuesdays and
Thursday 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 Center
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please


bring a sack lunch, something
interesting to share, and join us if
you home school or are thinking
of home schooling. The parent-
only home school meetings are
the third Monday of each month at
various homes. We discuss educa-
tion issues, programs and upcom-
ing events. Please call 983-8710 or
983-6161 for .more information.
We would lQve 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 activ-
ities during the day at the Clewis-
ton 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 invit-
ed and encouraged to come. Call
Angie at the Youth Center for more
information.
Free diabetes
education classes
Free Diabetes Education class-
es are being offered at Hendry
Regional Medical Center. Call Toni
at 983-1123 for more information.
Friday Nights Lights
Evangel Church Assembly of
God Outreach Center is open from
7-10 p.m. every Friday to all 7-12
grade students in our community.
Activities available include basket-
ball; three play station 2 units,
music, and games. Snack bar with
great prizes is open each night.
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family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead can
help. Narconon offers free coun-
seling, assessments and referrals
to rehabilitation centers nation-
wide by calling (800) 468-6933 or
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Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence and
victim safety by providing servic-
es, referrals and education relating
to the affects of domestic/sexual
violence in our community. The
meetings rotate between LaBelle,
Clewiston and Moore Haven. To
get involved in the council or for
information about meeting dates
and -times, please call Abuse
Council and Treatment, Inc.'s
Rural Extension (REACT): (863)
674-1811 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to
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Central
Elementary School
Last day to purchase tickets for
the $1,000 drawing is Friday, April 7
until the end of the school day.
Tickets are $10 each for a chance to
win the money. Proceeds go to pur-
chasing the remainder of the play-
ground equipment. The drawing
will be held that afternoon around
4 p.m. You do not have to be pres-
ent to win.
Central would like to congratu-
late all of the students whose art-
work received a blue ribbon at the
Hendry County Fair.
Rachel Morrell received
"Reserve Grand Champion" for her
hog at the fair. This is quite an
honor for being her first year raising
and showing a hog. Troy McClen-
don received "Best Dressed" for his
guinea pig at the Pet Show.
There will be no school on April
7, Good Friday, or April 17, the day
after Easter.
Eastside Elementary
School Happenings
Students-are back from Spring


Break, and are working hard on
end of the year activities. There are
only eight weeks left in school, and
that is so hard to believe. The stu-
dents at Eastside have had a hard
year with Hurricane Wilma, FCAT,
Florida Writes, and Stanford 10, but
they have hung in there. They are
ready for a much deserved and
needed summer break.
Students in 4th and 5th grades
are preparing for the Tropicana
Speech Contest. The school speech
contest will be Wednesday, April 19
at 8:30 a.m. Letters will be sent
home as reminders as the date gets
closer.
Eastside will have their World's
Fair Carnival this Saturday, April 8,
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The faculty,
staff, and PTO have many exciting
things planned for this exciting day.
There will be games, face painting,
food, and more. Tickets are on sale
now for $5. Each ticket will allow
your child to "visit" the 20 booths of
their choice, play the game, and
win a prize. Tickets will be $7 at the
door. If you would like to purchase
tickets, please contact the school at
983-1560. Advance tickets must be
purchased by Friday, April 7. All
children must be accompanied by
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Joint EDC social
CHL Holdings and Country
Homes and Land will host the first
Glades County Economic Develop-
ment Council social of the year, a
joint social with the Hendry County
Economic Development Council,
Thursday, April 6 beginning 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 Coun-
ty businesses, officials 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 presentation on the
company's history, future, and cur-
rent projects. For more informa-
tion, phone (863) 946-0300 or
(863) 675-6007.
New property
appraiser office opens.
Kristina A. Kulpa, CFA, ASA,
Hendry County Property Appraiser
would like to announce the open-
ing of the new Clewiston sub office,
which is located at 939 West Sugar-
land Hwy the (old K-mart Plaza).
Our office is open from 8:30 a.m.-
5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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 resi-
dents with repairs and continued
clean up efforts in the aftermath of
Hurricane Wilma. Donations,
including monetary contributions,
are tax deductible. For more infor-
mation, email CREW headquarters
@aol.com or phone (863) 983-
4316 or (863) 946-1457.
Black Gold Jubilee
photo contest
The Black Gold Jubilee photog-
raphy contest will take place April
8. For more information or details
on rules, entry guidelines and cate-
gories please call Karen Corbin
(561) 996-6851 or Sara Phillips
(561) 996-2745. Deadline for entry
is March 24 at 5 p.m.
Black Gold Festival
The annual Black Gold Festival
in Belle Glade will take place April
8. Festivities will begin with the 10
a.m. parade down Main Street.
Entries in the parade must show up
by 8:30 a.m. For more information,
call (561) 996-2298.
Vision Hendry County
2015 input meeting
The final public input meet-
ing for Vision Hendry County
2015 is scheduled for Thursday,
April 13 at 6 p.m. in the LaBelle
Civic Center. The results from


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need food because so much of
their money has gone into repair-
ing their homes," said Ms. Adams.
"Then we have people that are liv-
ing in their trailers that are totally
destroyed, or they 'need major
repairs, so CREW is here to
address each of those needs," she
said.
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only takes into account the confis-
cations of-the department's intra-
city narcotics interdiction opera-
tions, and does not include DEA
or inter-department related oper-
ations, according to the CPD.
An earlier bust made by the
CPD in cooperation with DEA and
FDLE officials netted 2,875
pounds of marijuana and the
arrests of four suspects who were
brought up on charges of felony
possession and distribution.
In addition to the undercover
operations, the Clcwislon Police
Department's Traffic Interdiction
Team has chipped in With 45 addi-
tional narcotic related arrests dur-
ing the quarter.
The number of drug-related


the first meetings will be pre-
sented with expert information
on how the issues will be met.
Priorities include development
planning, affordable housing,
transportation, economic devel-
opment, quality of Lake Okee-
chobee, natural environment,
health care, education, cultural
and community opportunities,
recreational activities; public
safety, emergency management,
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, Flori-
da's Heartland REDI and Hendry
County Economic Development
has worked hard to provide you
with opportunities to have input
on Hendry County's future. Par-
ticipation 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 com-
modities for the needy families
in Hendry County once every
month schedule as follows:
April 21, May 26, June 23, July
21, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, October
27, Nov. 17, Dec. 15. Location
Clewiston at St. Margaret's
Catholic Church, 208 N. Dean
Duff Ave, Clewiston 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
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 Domini-
can Republic, Argentina, Pana-
ma, 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
Saturday, from 7-8 p.m. Meet-
ings also take place on Thurs-
days at the Palm Terrace Nursing


next few months is contingent on
the number of volunteers coming
forward from out of town and
from the local community. Most
of the out of town visiting workers
and volunteers have been housed
either at local churches or by local
homeowners, which CREW will
continue to seek as the recovery
process continues.
"Most of the funding for this
organization has come from
CRWC, and we are also looking to
receive grants from the United


complaints and arrests may indi-
cate a troubling pervasion of drug
activity and trafficking in Clewis-
ton, but also are indicative of the
,active anti-drug efforts orchestrat-
ed by the Clewiston Police
Department.
Search warrants were issued
and executed at 420 West Ventura
Ave., 503 Water Oak Lane, Com-
mercio St. Apt complex #733,
and 430 West Pasadena Ave. Each
warrant was served as the result
of ongoing undercover narcotics
investigations, which ended in the
arrests of the following:
Arrests
Rolando Garcia
Darci King
Francisco Ramirez
Francisco Chairez .
Juan Jose Escobedo
Fred Prather


Home, 301 S. Gloria Street, from
4-5 p.m.
Hurricane Wilma
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 352 W. 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
original 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
additional information, please
feel free to call the Clewiston
office at (863) 983-3178. Clewis-
ton office hours are 8:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Our tem-
porary office is located at 100 E.
El Paso on the corner of El Paso
and Central.
Workforce Innovation
Due to Hurricane Wilma, the
Workforce Innovation agency
has been forced to relocate.
They are currently in operation
and are located at 215 San Frisco
Street. Representatives from
Children and Family will also be
present.
-Hope Hospice
Support Groups
Mending Steps is adult grief
support in Clewiston for those
who have experienced the loss
of a loved one. For more infor-
mation, please call (239) 489-
9149 or toll-free (866) 983-7771.


Way, Publix, UNCOR, and other
organizations we. want to see
helping us locally," said Ms.
Adams.
CREW has planned to coordi-.
nate their services with Project
HOPE, a federal effort to provide
human resources for recovery
services in the wake of disaster.
As permanent offices are
being established, CREW staff
can currently'be contacted at its
temporary location by calling
983-4316.


Charles Carrington Starks
Billie Sue Hurst
Susan Miller
Bruce Edwin Strecker
Larry Hall, Jr.
Rochell Weston
Joseph Miller
Franklin Wesley Whitehurst
According to Chief Gutshall,
the 14 arrests were made as
results of search warrants, tinder-
cover buys, and investigations
efforts by the Clewiston Police
Department.
Arrests and drug confiscations
by the Clewiston Police Depart-
ment have been made during
both independent investigations
and joint efforts in conjunction
with U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) and the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE) and the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office.


Help for the needy
The community prayer wor-
ship will be giving food and per-
sonal items to the needy the 29th
of every month. For more infor-
mation call (561) 996-7276. Food
can be delivered to your home or
picked up from church at 141
Bond Street, Clewiston.
Smoking cessation
classes
Heart To Heart will be offering
FREE smoking cessation classes
began Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. at the
Hendry County Health Department
1140 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, Florida
33975. The class is a seven-week
course that will meet on Wednes-
days. If you have any questions
please call Lasheba at 674-4056
Ext. 128.
Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regular
basis at the Moore Haven, Clewis-
ton, and LaBelle sites between the
hours of 12-2:30 p.m. You can con-
tact Tera or Linda at the Center for
Independent Living at (941) 766-
8333 in Charlotte County to find out
the days that they will be available
in those areas.

Wednesday
night dinners
The VFW Post 4185 Ladies Aux-
iliary serves dinner every Wednes-
day. Dinners are served from 6-8
p.m. The cost is $6 and the public is
invited to eat in or take out. A differ-
ent meal is served each Wednes-
day. Please call 983-9748 to order or
to find out the menu for the month.
Bingo night will change
Clewiston Elks Lodge #1853 is
proud to announce that they will
be playing bingo on Thursday
nights as opposed to Monday
nights. All are welcome to come
and play; cash prizes awarded. Pro-
ceeds also go to helping local stu-
dents obtain scholarship opportu-
nities. Early birds start at 6:30 p.m.
with regular games starting at 7:30
p.m. Help us to help others
because "Elks care-Elks share."
Servicio en Espanol
First Methodist Church of
Clewiston is starting a Hispanic
Worship Service Sunday evenings
at 7 p.m. Son todos bienvenidos.
Everyone is welcome! Call Rev.
Perez at 677-3190 with questions.
Support Services
The Agricultural and Labor Pro-
gram, Inc. located in Winter Haven,
has been awarded a grant from the
Department of Community Affairs
to provide Low Income home
Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) servic-
es to eligible applicants in Hendry
and Glades Counties. For an appli-
cation and/or information please
call (800) 330-3491.


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mit crimes like these," said Chief
Gutshall. "I have a feeling he's
done this before, and that he
was planning on doing it again,"
he said.
The suspect was originally
held without bond. No word has
yet been released about a court
hearing.




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WASHINGTON DC With The
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) facing the
upcoming 2006 hurricane season
- being touted as just as active as
last years'- and watching killer
tornados, floods and wildfires from
Illinois to California wreak death
and destruction, a new citizen pre-
paredness DVD titled, "Getting
Ready For Disaster One Family's
Experience" is ready for distribu-
tion to help people get ready for
those natural and man-made disas-
ters that may impact their families
and their communities.
The DVD guides viewers
through important steps of disaster
preparedness and brings into focus
issues such as drafting a family dis-
aster plan, stockpiling food and
water; helping children cope with
disasters and preparedness for spe-
cial populations such as the elderly
and people with disabilities.
"Being prepared for disasters is
everyone's responsibility," said
FEMA's Acting Director, R. David
Paulison. "We're excited that this
professionally-produced and highly
informative product is now avail-
able as we approach what's
expected to be another active hurri-
cane season. And it's not just for
hurricane preparedness, but rather
follows FEMA's all hazards
approach to disaster preparedness.
The content is based on the
most reliable hazard awareness
and emergency education informa-
tion, such as the latest scientific
knowledge and physical research
on what happens in disasters.
The DVD's story surrounds a 12
year-old boy, whose school assign-
ment challenges him to learn
about disasters and emergencies.
He is instructed to develop a disas-


ter plan and a disaster supplies kit
for his family with his family's help.
As a result of following the easy
steps to preparedness, the young-
ster and his family
1) Get prepared together
2) Manage to help others, as
they get prepared
3) Decide to volunteer so that
they can help even more of their
neighbors get prepared.
The DVD's seven segments
include:
1) Getting Informed
2) Making a Plan
3) Assembling a Disaster Sup-
plies Kit
4) Food and Water in an Emer-
gency
5) Helping Children Cope with
Disaster
6) Disability and Special Needs
Populations
7) Getting Involved Citizen
Corps and walk the viewer, step
by step, through lifesaving proce-
dures for being ahead of the storm
and knowing what to do when
danger threatens.
The DVD is designated "FEMA
500" for ordering purposes and is
now available at the FEMA Distribu-
tion Center by calling (800) 480-
2520. Orders are being limited to
one DVD per caller for the time
being. In the coming months, the
DVD will be translated to Spanish
and will be available in both lan-
guages on a single DVD.
FEMA officials say the DVD, pro-
duced with funds from Homeland
Security's United States Fire Admin-
istration, is designed to be used
with FEMA's 200-page Are You
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zen Preparedness and accompany-
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students, at the Clewiston Inn.
School organizers and adminisLra-
tors thanked visitors for their inter-
est, and described the school's
plans for preparing for the upcom-
ing.schoolyear.
"We are going to start as a
Kindergarten through sixth grade
school, and as time goes by, we
will add a minimum of one grade
each year as appropriate to-
become a full K through twelve
school," said Mr. Douglas. "We
have begun the hiring process of


finding new teachers, and currently
are interviewing potential teachers
for the positions in our faculty," he
said.
. The school is seeking class-
room teachers, specialty subject
teachers (Art, Music, Physical edu-
cation, Computers, Spanish), office
staff, and a school librarian.
According to the school, starting
pay for full-time certified teachers
will be $29,000 with an additional
stipend for teachers with a mas-
ter's degree in a job-applicable
field.
The school is planning to offer
financial assistance to students
who qualify for and demonstrate
financial need as evaluated by the


FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
program. An additional option is to
receive state-funded financial aid
through a Florida Pride Scholarship
award, which can be applied for
through the Clewiston Christian
School Web site.
Additional information about
enrollment or employment is avail-
able at the CCS office. Parents who
wish to enroll students at the
school are encouraged to provide
an early registration deposit of $100
due to small classroom sizes and
limited spaces. The school's mail-
ing address is Clewiston Christian
School PO Box 129 Clewiston, FL
33440.


Clewiston Christian School expresses
THANKS to all of the individuals and
businesses who have contributed
monetary and tangible gifts to our
effort.
To find out how you can be a part of the
vision for CCS contact us at
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Thursday, April 6, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee SPORTS 11


Lake Area Varsity

Sports Schedules


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

Glades Day
Baseball
April 6: At John Carroll 6 p.m.
April 11: Hosts Clewiston 4
p.m.
April 12: Hosts Moore Haven 4
p.m.
April 15: At Palm Beach Lakes
1 p.m.
April 19: At Pahokee 4 p.m.
April 20: Hosts Seminole Ridge
4p.m.
April 21: At Glades Central 7
p.m.
Softball
April 6: Hosts Clewiston 5 p.m.
April -14-15: Bill Longshore


tournament
April 18-21: District champi-
onship tournament
Clewiston High School
Varsity Baseball
April 6: At Evangelical Christ-
ian 7 p.m.
April 7: Hosts American Her-
itage 6 p.m.
April 11: At Glades Day 4 p.m.
April .14: Hosts Lake Placid 7
p.m.
April 18: At Moore Haven 7
p.m.
April 20: Hosts Bishop Verot 6
p.m.
April 25-26, 28: Districts at
Lemon Bay
Softball
April 6: At Glades Day 5 p.m.
April 10: Hosts King's Acade-
my 7 p.m.
April 11: Host Immokalee 7
p.m.
April 13: At Moore Haven 7
p.m.
Tennis
April 6: Boys and girls host
Immokalee
April 13: Boys and girls at
Okeechobee 4 p.m.
Track
April 7: At LaBelle Invitational
4 p.m.
April 11: Districts at Golden
Gate 1 p.m.


Sports in Brief


Locks to be closed
April 11-12
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Four
'navigation locks along the north
shore of Lake Okeechobee will
receive routine inspections April
11 and 12. Due to the need to
perform underwater inspec-
tions, as well as surface inspec-
tions, locks will be closed while
divers are in the water. The
anticipated lock closures will be
between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Inspections at the J&S Fish
Camp (S-135) and Henry Creek
(G-36) navigation locks will take
place on April 11. Inspections at
, Buckhead Ridge (S-127) and
Lakeport (S-131) will take place
on April 12.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District regrets any
inconvenience this necessary
safety measure 'may cause.
Boaters are strongly urged to
check in with the locklender
when traveling onto Lake Okee-
chobee and to take notice of the
hours of operation at the naviga-
tion lock before making plans to
stay out late on the lake. For
more information, please con-
tact the SFWMD Okeechobee
Service Center at (863) 462-5260
or (800) 250-4200. You may also
ask the locktenders for operating
information when locking
through or contact them on VHF
Marine. Band Radio on Channel
13:.
Seeking volunteers
The Clewiston Cougar organ-
ization 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 selec-
tion. To volunteer, or pick up an
application, call Richard Ben-
jamin at (863) 256-6033, or
Charlene Ford at (863) 983-3973.
Black Gold tennis
tournament
BELLE GLADE Black Gold
tennis tournament beginners
to advanced. Singles play April 1,
doubles play April 8. You can
expect three to four hours of fun
each day starting at 9 a.m. No
entry fee. Contact Ken
Buchanan (561) 996-6107.
Lifeguards needed
CLEWISTON The city of
Clewiston Recreation Depart-
ment is hiring Red Cross Certi-
fied lifeguards for the 2006 sum-
frier lerm. Starting pay is $9 per,
hour. Applications are available
at Clewiston City Hall.
Big Bucks tournaments
are coming
CLEWISTON There will be
additional tournaments held April
8-9, May 6-7, and June 10-11. The
Big Bucks Tournaments allow for
larger paybacks and more prizes.
These are two-day events with total
two-day weight winning the tour-
naments. Multiple places will be
paid based on the number of par-
ticipants. Entries may be picked up
at local bait and tackle shops, on
the Bass Busters Web site at
www.bassbustersflorida.com or
by calling Chris Fickey at (941) 232-
9539. The Team entry is $200 and
includes the Big Bass Jackpot and
all tournaments run from Safelight
to 3 p.m. Sign-ups are also accept-
ed up until tournament start time at
the city ramp in Clewiston.


Steroid prevention program announced


Florida high school
athletes to benefit

WEST PALM BEACH Steroid
use by young athletes has become
a serious health concern in Flori-
da. As the first line of contact with
teens in sports, coaches can help
prevent the abuse of steroids
among young athletes if educated
regarding the warning signs and
proper treatment methods.
The Florida High School Athlet-
ic Association (FHSAA), in partner-
ship with Hanley Center, Inc. is
one of four state athletic associa-
tions that has received a grant from
Sports Illustrated and the Center
for Health Promotion Research at
the Oregon Health and Science
University (OHSU) to inform edu-
cators and coaches about the per-
sisting problem of drugs and
steroid abuse in sports, and to
implement the landmark ATLAS
and ATHENA steroid and drug pre-
vention/health promotion pro-
grams in schools throughout the
state.
West Palm Beach's Hanley
Center, a forefront player in Florida
in the prevention of steroid abuse,
will host the Sports Illustrated
ATLAS & ATHENA Conference, a
coaches' conference on
steroid/drug prevention and health
promotion in sports on Monday,
May 8 at the Palm Beach County
Convention Center in West Palm
Beach in conjunction with the
FHSAA.
Athletic directors,,coaches and
school officials from across the
state will be invited to learn more
about drug abuse among young
athletes and the ATLAS and
ATHENA programs. Speakers will
include experts on drug preven-
tion education, Sports Illustrated
staff and Drug Enforcement
Administration officials. The
FHSAA is the governing body of
interscholastic athletic competi-
tion in Florida while the nationally
recognized Hanley Center is the
premier substance abuse treat-
ment and prevention organization
in Florida.
The grant announcement was
made Wednesday by Art Berke,
vice president of communications
at Sports Illustrated, and OHSU's
Drs. Linn Goldberg and Diane
Elliot, co-creators of the ATLAS
and ATHENA programs. Oregon,
Michigan and Virginia are the
other state recipients. The four
states were chosen based on, geo-
graphic representation, the com-
mitment of its high school associa-
tions and its capacity to recruit
high schools of varying sizes, loca-
tions and diverse student popula-
tions.
The FHSAA and Hanley Center
will assist with the selection of at
least four high schools in Florida to
be part of the model SI Schools ini-
tiative. Each SI School chosen will
receive program training, includ-
ing all ATLAS and ATHENA pro-
gram components for the 2006-07
academic year at no cost to the
school, and national recognition
from SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.
Schools from all over Florida
will have the opportunity to apply
to become an SI School and the
chosen schools will be announced
at the Sports Illustrated ATLAS and
ATHENA Conference. The initia-
tive was created as a result of
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED awarding
the Center for Health Promotion


Research at OHSU the inaugural SI
Champion Award, presented to a
non-profit that has done exempla-
ry work in the sports arena.
"I join with Sports Illustrated in
expressing how excited we are
about this opportunity to provide
young athletes with the tools to
succeed without drugs," said Dr.
Goldberg. "The SI Schools initia-
tive will go a long way toward
combating a nationwide prob-
lem."
"This event is a monumental
step in educating coaches, high
schools, parents and the public
about the issues of steroids and
drugs in sports," said Jan Cairnes,
manager of Prevention Programs
for the Hanley Center. "Florida is
the leader in prevention program-
ming and it's an incredible oppor-
tunity for the Hanley Center to
partner with the FHSAA in hosting
a statewide steroid prevention
conference."
ATLAS (Athletes Training and
Learning to Avoid Steroids), a
multi-part program for male high
school athletes, first instituted in
1993, is scientifically shown to
reduce risk factors and use of ana-
bolic steroids, alcohol and other
illicit drugs while promoting
healthy nutrition and exercise
behaviors. Proven results include:
new substance use decreased 50
percent; new anabolic steroid use
decreased 50 percent; occur-
rences of drinking and driving
declined 24 percent; a lower index
of alcohol and drug use; reduced
use of performance-enhancing
supplements; and improved nutri-
tion and exercise behaviors.
ATHENA (Athletes Targeting
Healthy Exercise and Nutrition
Alternatives), which began reach-
ing high schools for female ath-
letes in 1997, features the promo-
tion of healthy nutrition and
effective exercise training as alter-
natives to harmful behaviors. The
objectives are: Reduce young
women athletes' disordered eating
habits; deter use of body-shaping
substances; improve sport per-
formance, with guidelines target-
ing the specific needs of young
women. Proven results include:
Less use of athletic enhancing sub-
stances; less use of diet pills; less
riding in a car with a drinking driv-
er; greater seatbelt use; less new
sexual activity; improved nutrition
behaviors and reduced long-term
use of' alcohol, marijuana and
tobacco.
About Hanley
Center
Established in 1986, the Hanley
Center is one of the first treatment
facilities in the country to develop
a program designed to address the
specific recovery care needs of the
older adult. Nationally recognized
and acclaimed, the Hanley Center
offers a wide range of Education,
Prevention and Treatment services
for alcoholism and. substance
abuse. The Hanley Center is also
well known for its Center for Men's
Recovery and the Center for
Women's Recovery that offers
gender specific treatment
designed to meet the unique
needs of men and women built


upon the proven 12 Step philoso-
phy. The Hanley Center is located
at 5200 East Avenue in West Palm
Beach. For more information
about the Hanley Center, please
call (561) 841-1000.
About the FHSAA
Headquartered in Gainesville,
the Florida High School Athletic
Association is the governing body
for interscholastic athletic compe-
tition in Florida. It has a member-
ship of more than 720 middle and
senior public and private high
schools. More than 175,000 stu-
dent athletes annually participate
in one or more of the FHSAA's 28
championship sports programs.
More information is available at
www.fhsaa.org.
About SI
SI is a multimedia sports
brand that takes the consumer


into the heart and soul of sports.
The SI franchise is anchored by
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, the
most respected voice in sports
journalism which reaches a
weekly audience of more than
20 million adults, and SI.COM,
the magazine's 24/7 sports news
website that delivers more than
150 original stories to its users
each week. The SI franchise also
includes SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
FOR KIDS (sikids.com), a
monthly magazine targeted to
kids age eight and up; SI PRE-
SENTS, the magazine's specialty
publishing division; as well as SI
DIGITAL, SI BOOKS, SI PIC-
TURES, SI PRODUCTIONS and
SI EVENTS. Founded in 1954, SI
is a division of Time Inc., the
world's leading magazine pub-
lishing company and a sub-
sidiary of Time Warner.


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meters 12.51, 2nd 200 meters
27.02
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Miss Sugar to be crowned April 8


CLEWISTON Thirteen
young beauties will gather on
stage at the John Boy Auditorium
on April 8, at 7:30 p.m. to vie for,
arguably, the most coveted crown
of the pageant season Miss
Sugar 2006.
As Clewis-
ton prepares
for the annual
Sugar Festival,
an annual gala
that is perhaps
one of the
most popular,
events in the '
state, with it's Tara
big name Miller
entertainment
and a mega gathering of people,
events, food, and craft tents, the
Miss Sugar crown becomes the
representation of Clewiston's
pride and joy, which is its annual
festival.
Come out April 8 to help sup-
port these brave, young girls on
their journey to becoming Miss
Sugar 2006.


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Emily Sutton


Kimberly Kristen
Victory Clark


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Are pets safe from West Nile?


The number of reported cases
of the West Nile virus has
decreased, but are our pets really
safe from the disease?
According to Michael Ward, a
professor of epidemiology at the
College of Veterinary Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences at Texas
A&M University, the West Nile
virus still poses a threat, especially
to horses.
"The virus was first identified
in 1937 in the West Nile district of
Uganda, Africa, said Mr. Ward.
"The virus then continued to
spread across the world," he said.
"The first case identified in the
United States was in 1999 in New
York, but the virus didn't appear in
Texas until 2002."
The virus is considered an
arbovirus because mosquitoes,
which are arthropods, spread it.
"In most cases, mosquitoes bite
infected birds and transmit it to
other animals," said Ward.
"There have been experiments
where one infected bird spreads
the disease to another bird, but
that usually doesn't happen natu-
rally."
The virus affects mammals
and even reptiles, said Ward, but
only some of the species show


signs of the disease. "The virus
can cause encephalitis, which is
the inflammation of the brain," he
said. "The encephalitis can cause
weakness, wobbling, dragging of
the feet and paralysis.
"Horses are probably the most
susceptible mammals to the West
Nile virus. "There have been
cases of humans becoming
infected, but horses usually show-
ings signs of the disease more
often than humans do," said
Ward. "There have been very few
cases of the disease in dogs
and cats."
"The most important thing
horse owners can do to prevent
their animal from contracting this
virus is to vaccinate," he said.
"Horses need to be vaccinated
about two months before the start
of the mosquito season for maxi-
mum protection."
There are two licensed vac-
cines currently available for hors-
es.
"These vaccines usually
require a series of two to three
shots and are 90-95 percent effec-
tive," said Mr. Ward. "Both vac-
cines are usually administered by
a veterinarian."
Other methods of prevention


include removing mosquito-
breeding sites such as standing
water and litter from places
where animals are housed, said
Ward. "I suggest owners use
water troughs that can be drained
about every week to prevent mos-
quito breeding."
There is currently no cure for
West Nile virus, said Mr. Ward.
"Generally veterinarians use
supportive treatment to make the
animal feel better," he said. "They
give the animal antibiotics or anti-
inflarmmatory medicine to help
treat the symptoms of the virus."
There has been evidence that
the vaccines help reduce some of
the symptoms if the animal is vac-
cinated early, he adds.
The West Nile virus caused a
scare with its outbreak in 1999,
but the presence of vaccinations
has caused the number of report-
ed cases to decrease. However,
Mr. Ward suggests not to be
fooled by the lack of outbreaks.
"The risk now is that people
will think the virus has disap-
peared and stop vaccinating their
horses, which could cause anoth-
er outbreak," he said.


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Young AG leaders
Rachel Morrel, left, from Central Elementary School in
Clewiston, won Reserve Grand Champion for her hog
during the Hendry County Fair. Troy McLendon, right, also
from Central Elementary in Clewiston, won first prize for
Best Dressed Pet during the Hendry County Fair.


Sign-up period is


now extended


GAINESVILLE The 2004
Cottonseed Payment Program
(CPP) sign-up period has been
extended until April 14,
announced Kevin Kelley, SED of
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA). Sign-up for the program
was scheduled to end March 27.
"This program helps producers
overcome cotton industry losses
caused by Hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne in 2004,"
said Kelley. "Extending the sign-up
period gives producers and gins the
extra time they need to enroll in this
program."
The lengthy application process
could cause some cotton produc-
ers and ginners to miss the sign-up
so USDA is extending the deadline,
said Kelley.
The CPP provides up to $10 mil-
lion in assistance to producers and
first-handlers of the 2004 cottonseed
crop. Cotton producers and first-
handlers must operate in those
counties that received' presidential
disaster declarations caused by 2004
hurricanesanes and tropical storms.
First-handlers of cottonseed can
apply for CPP funds. First-handlers
are gins that have eligible payment
quantities. Applications, instruc-
tions and a complete list of eligible
.counties receiving Federal Emer-
gency Management,.' ,Agency
ifEM k) designations for iq ividual
disaster assistance are a, alable b\
request and online at
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/dafp/psd/
Cottonseed.htm.


USDA calculates the payment
rate (dollars per ton) by dividing
total program funds ($10 million)
by the total eligible payment
quantity (tons) of cottonseed. The
total payment to an eligible appli-
cant cannot exceed $114 per ton
of cottonseed multiplied by the
applicant's total eligible payment
quantity.
The CPP fact sheet and all eligi-
bility requirements are available at
http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov/agas04.
htm.
Cotton gins and producers can
contact their local USDA Farm Ser-
vice Agency (FSA) office for more
information.
Authorization for CPP comes
from the Military Construction
Appropriations and Emergency
Hurricane Supplemental Appropri-
ations Act (2005).
Applications must be sent by fax
to (202) 690-1536 or by overnight
mail to FSA's Price Support Division
in Washington, D.C. at:
USDA/FSA/PSD
Attention: Chris Kyer
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Stop 0512- Room 4089
Washington, D.C. 20250-0512
Contact Chris Kyer by phone at
(202) 720-7935 or by e-mail at
chris.kyer@wdc.usda.gov for addi-
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Tuff Threlkeld, a pit mix, neutered male has been missing
for two weeks and Tuff's owners are offering a reward for
their missing pet. Tuff suffers from medical problems and
needs to be back at home to ensure his well being. Tuff
is also in training for the blind and is a valued asset to
the community. Please call (561) 996-5500 and contact
Doctor Noelle Savedoff, if you have any information
regarding the whereabouts of Tuff.

Farmers get reminder

to enroll for benefits


GAINESVILLE Agricultural
producers and landowners
desiring to enroll highly erodible
and other fragile cropland in the
current Conservation Reserve
Program (CRP) general sign-up
are reminded to do so by April
14, 2006, announced Kevin Kel-
ley, SED of USDA's Farm Service
Agency (FSA). The enrollment
period began on Monday.
Participants can voluntarily
enroll highly erodible and other
fragile cropland in CRP through
long-term contracts of 10 to 15
years. The CRP allows partici-
pants to plant grasses, trees and
other vegetation in exchange for
receiving annual rental pay-
ments and a payment of up to 50
percent of the cost of establish-
ing conservation covers.
Planted vegetation prevents
450 million tons of soil from
eroding each year. By reducing
water runoff and sedimentation,
CRP safeguards drinking water
supplies for millions of Ameri-
cans. Thousands of wildlife
species are thriving in the 2 mil-
lion acres of wetlands CRP has
restored. Current national enroll-
ment of CRP is at approximately
36 million acres. Florida current-
'ly'has 85,149 enrolled in CRP. R
"I strongly encourage all eligi-
ble farmers to continue improv-
ing soil, water, air and wildlife


habitat resources by applying for
CRP at our local Farm Service
Agency offices," Kelley.
As in previous general sign-
ups, FSA will evaluate eligible
CRP offers with the Environmen-
tal Benefits Index (EBI), a rank-
ing of the land's contribution to
improving soil retention, water
quality, wildlife habitat, and air
quality. The FSA will determine
the EBI cutoff after the sign-up
ends by analyzing the EBI factors
of all offers. Since the EBI cutoff
used in previous sign-ups may
be different for this sign-up,
those who met previous EBI
thresholds are not guaranteed a
contract under this sign-up.
There is limited acreage avail-
able for enrollment, and
landowners are encouraged to
work with their local FSA office
to maximize the environmental
benefits of their CRP offers. Dur-
ing the last CRP general sign-up,
held Aug.. 30 to Sept. 24, 2004,
enrollment offers were highly
competitive. Of the 1.7 million
acres offered, FSA selected 1.2
million acres that offered the
greatest environmental benefits.
Offers accepted under this
sign-up will become effective
'Oct. 1,2006.


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If you're eating plenty of blue-
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singing the blues. Those sweet,
tangy little berries are packed with
antioxidants to neutralize free radi-
cals-unstable oxygen molecules
associated with cancer, heart dis-
ease, and the effects of aging.
"Blueberries are one of the most
healthful foods you can eat," said
Donna Miller, Vice President of the
Florida Blueberry Growers Associa-
tion. "Per cup, they are the highest
antioxidant fruit or vegetable avail-
able. They are fat and sodium free
and are a good source of fiber,
potassium, and vitamins A and C."
Studies show that eating blue-
berries can improve eye health,
lower cholesterol, protect against
urinary tract infections, and reduce
the risk of certain cancers. In addi-
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diet rich in blueberries may help
stop age-related memory loss.
Blueberries get their memory-
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cyanins, reddish-blue pigments;
these powerful antioxidants are
thought to increase communica-
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"The word is out about the
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demand," said Florida Agriculture
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shady place.
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ries at the supermarket, Miller offers
these tips: "When you're selecting
blueberries, make sure they have
their natural white, powdery
bloom. It's a natural food starch and
protects the berry. Some people
think it's a spray and try to wash it
off, but it's a good thing and helps
the blueberry stay fresher longer."
Blueberries don't ripen once
they've been harvested, so make
sure the berries you choose are
deep blue-gray without any hint of
red. Shake the container gently to
check that the berries move freely;
if they don't, they might be mushy
or moldy.
"Make sure the berries are dry,"
Miller said, "and that they look so
good you can hardly wait to have
one. You can really tell if the berries
have aged. They shouldn't be wrin-
kled or shriveled."
Ripe blueberries should be
stored in a covered container in the
refrigerator, where they will keep
for up to a week. Before refrigerat-
ing, sort through the berries and
remove any that are moldy or dam-
aged. Berries shouldn't be washed
until just prior to use.
Blueberries are a health food
that is also a convenience food.
They don't require peeling or cor-
ing, and they're bite-sized, so you
can eat them on the go. Snack on
them plain or sprinkle them over
cereal. Add them to pancake batter
and smoothies, or try one of these
simple, tasty recipes. For more
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1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 ounces fresh Florida spinach
4 ounces blue cheese
1 cup fresh Florida blueberries
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
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first five ingredients and shake well.
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spinach, blue cheese, blueberries,
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4 cups Florida blueberries,
stemmed, rinsed, and drained
3 cups water
2 strips lemon peel
3 cups sugar
1 vanilla bean
Florida orange juice or limejuice
to taste
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saucepan and crush them with a
wooden spoon until most of the
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water and strips of lemon peel and
bring to a simmer. Turn heat down
to low and cook the berries for 5
minutes until just under a simmer.
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strainer lined with two layers of
cheesecloth and let the blueberry
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Canker and greening disease threaten citrus crop


By Chuck Woods
University of Florida
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 production
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 Floridas 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. Mr.
Spreen, chairman of the depart-
ment, presented the 166-page
report to the Florida Department of
Citrus March 23.
He said canker and greening
will affect citrus producers in differ-
ent ways so the economic impacts
of the two diseases must be meas-
ured 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


Submitted to INI/Thomas Wright, UF/IFAS
Ron Muraro, left, and Tom Spreen, professors with the Uni-
versity of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences, review data for the comprehensive economic analysis
of Florida's $9.3 billion citrus industry. Spreen presented the
166-page report March 23 to industry officials during a meet-
ing at the Florida Department of Citrus in Lakeland.


of the industry."
Because of canker, 62 percent of
the nursery trees in the state have
been destroyed, severely limiting
the acreage in groves that can be
replanted over the next three years,
Mr. 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 disease
may open pathways for other pest


problems, resulting in increased
tree mortality. Mr. Spreen said it is
likely that citrus canker will have
more profound effects on fresh fruit
producers compared to the pro-
cessing 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 Florida,
it is likely that greening will eventu-
ally affect many commercial citrus
production areas of the state, Mr.
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 compete
in the global market," Mr. Spreen
said. "We need to identify practices
that suppress greening for the most
economical production of citrus in
Florida."
Because of Florida's importance
as a citrus producer, diseases that
adversely affect production of vari-
ous 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 manag-
ing citrus canker and citrus green-
ing, Mr. 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.
Mr. Spreen said increasing land
prices have implications for all
commodities grown in Florida, par-
ticularly 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 devel-
opment," Mr. Spreen said.
"With the large number of bear-
ing acres affected by the hurricanes
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 greening
in Brazil, Florida's main competitor
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 com-
mercial citrus production area.
Mr. 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 Florida was nearly
$9.3 billion, and this study was
updated to reflect the 2003-04 sea-
son. The study also includes detailed


projections on the future economic
outlook for the industry as it begins
an aggressive program to manage
canker and greening.
Other economists who worked
with Mr. 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 econom-
ics at Florida Citrus Mutual in Lake-
land. Robert Rouse, an associate
professor of horticultural sciences
at UF's Immokalee center, also
contributed to the report.
The complete report is available
on the UF food and resource eco-
nomics department Web site:
http://www.fred.ifas.ufl.edu.


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Chill out with healthy watermelon snack


Who says something that
tastes good can't be good for you?
Sweet, cool, crunchy watermelon
is packed with vitamins, minerals,
and health-enhancing phyto-
chemicals. In fact, this popular
treat contains more cancer-fight-
ing lycopene than any other fresh
produce item, even tomatoes.
"Watermelon is the lycopene
leader among fresh fruits and veg-
etables," said Leslie Coleman of
the National Watermelon Promo-
tion Board. "Watermelon con-
tains 15 to 20 milligrams of
lycopene per two-cup serving."
Lycopene provides the natural
pigment that makes watermelon
red, and it has potent antioxidant
capabilities. Antioxidants are
important for good health
because they neutralize free radi-
cals-highly reactive, imbalanced
molecules that can damage tissue
cells and cause disease. Emerging
science suggests that the
lycopene found in watermelon
may help reduce the risk of
prostate cancer and heart disease.
In addition to lycopene, water-
melon has plenty of vitamin A,
which promotes eye and skin
health, and vitamin C, which
boosts the immune system and
protects the body against the
effects of aging. It is high in potas-
sium and fiber, and the standard
two-cup serving contains just 80
calories and virtually no fat.
"Watermelon is a very whole-
some and inviting alternative to
processed snacks and desserts,"
said Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson. "Since


it is 92-percent water, it's also a
great way to keep the body
hydrated following physical activi-
ty. Thankfully, you don't have to
wait until summer to get your fill
of this healthful food. You can find
fresh Florida watermelons in your
supermarket from April through
July and in November and
December."
Florida is one of the top pro-
ducers of watermelon in the Unit-
ed States, along with California,
Texas, and Georgia. Watermelon
is grown throughout the state. In
2004, Florida's cash receipts for
watermelon totaled over $67 mil-
lion.
Native to Africa, watermelon is
an edible gourd belonging to the
same botanical family as squash
and cucumbers. Ancestors of the
modern watermelon grew wild in
the Kalahari Desert and were val-
ued by the local people as an
important source of food and
water. Archeological evidence
suggests that watermelon was
cultivated in ancient Egypt more
than 5,000 years ago, but it is not
believed to have reached Europe
until the Moors conquered Spain.
By the late 1500s, the Spanish
were growing watermelons in
Florida.
In 2004, Florida farmers plant-
ed 27,000 acres of watermelon.
Large "picnic" melons are still the
most common type grown, but
increasingly, producers are
switching to the smaller "icebox"
varieties; their name refers to the
fact that they fit easily in most
refrigerators. Seedless watermel-


on varieties are also gaining
ground because they are easy to
eat and even sweeter than tradi-
tional types; they also have a
longer shelf life. The latest trend at
gourmet markets is the softball-
sized, seedless "personal" water-
melon, which can be eaten in a
single sitting.
Ms. Coleman offers this advice
to shoppers: "Look the watermel-
on over carefully before buying,"
she said. "Choose a firm, symmet-
rical watermelon that is free of
bruises, cuts, and dents."
Choosing a ripe watermelon is
very important, since melons
won't continue to ripen much
after they've been picked. Select-
ing a ripe watermelon is easy if
you know what to look for. Before
buying, lift the melon. If it's ripe, it
should feel heavy for its size. Next,
turn it over. On the underbelly you
should see a creamy yellow
splotch. If the splotch is white or
green, the watermelon was har-
vested too soon.
"Store watermelon on the
warm side," Ms. Coleman said. "A
thermometer reading of 55
degrees F is ideal. However,
whole melons will keep for seven
to 10 days at room temperature.
Store them too long, and they'll
lose flavor and texture."
Before cutting, wash your
watermelon with soap and water.
If the melon is a big one, you
probably won't be able to fit it
under the faucet and would be
best off washing it with a damp
cloth.
Every part of the watermelon


is edible, including the rind and
the seeds. The fiber-rich rind can
be pickled, candied, or turned
into jam or jelly. The seeds are
highly nutritious, packed with
protein, vitamin E, and potassi-
um, and make a healthy, tasty
snack if roasted in a low oven and
salted.
Watermelon can be eaten
plain, or with a light sprinkling of
salt to accentuate its sweetness.
It's a natural choice for fruit salads,
smoothies, and ices, and it's also
great in savory dishes, as demon-
strated by the recipes below. For
more "Fresh from Florida" cook-
ing ideas, visit http://www.Florida-
Agriculture.com.
Oriental Watermelon
Chicken Salad
I Florida red watermelon,
three pounds
12 ounces oriental noodles,
uncooked
1 pound grilled chicken
breasts, boneless, sliced
10 ounces Florida seedless
cucumbers, thinly sliced, with
peel
2 ounces Florida green onion,
thinly sliced
2 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ginger root,
minced
4 ounces soy oil
1 ounce sesame oil
Remove rind from watermel-
on and cut flesh, into one-inch
cubes. Cover. and refrigerate.
Cook and drain noodles; set


aside.
Divide noodles into 4 equal
portions. Top each portion with
I sliced chicken breast
(arranged on a spiral), 3/4 cup
cubed watermelon, and 1/3 cup
sliced cucumbers. Sprinkle with
green onions.
Combine vinegar, soy sauce,
and gingerroot and mix well; set
aside.
Combine soy and sesame oils
in salad dressing shaker; gradu-
ally add vinegar mixture until
blended. Shake well and pour
over salads. Serves four.
(For more news from the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services, see
the link at http://www2.news
zap.com/local.links/florida/inde
x.htm.)
Watermelon and
Seared Tuna
4 ounces tuna, seared and cut
into small slices
1/4 cup seedless Florida
watermelon, diced
1 ounce pickled ginger,
minced
1 tablespoon Florida cilantro,
chopped
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Sear tuna in a medium saut6
pan to taste. Place all the ingredi-
ents in a medium-sized bowl
and mix well. Serve chilled in a
martini glass. Serves 1.


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We offer:
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For an interview please call:
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or mail your resume in confidence to:
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I The Seminole Tribe of Florida I
I Water Resources Dept. has openings I
I at our Big Cypress Reservation I

IWATER MASTER: Operate entire Wa- I
I ter Control System. Supervise operation I
I & maintenance staff. Exp. in all areas of I
I operation & general maint. of water I
I pumps/systems. HS diploma/GED.
I I
WATER CONTROL STRUCTURE I
IOPERATOR: Work w/local agricultural I
I operators to determine structure set- I
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I of water control system & rights of ways. I
I Cleaning & clearing as needed. Mech.
I abilities pref. HS diploma/GED.
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I fields. Cleaning/clearing. Exp. w/water
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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



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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.
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..
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. serv.
PRESS OPERATOR News-
King experience preferred.
Benefits group health, va-
cation/sick time and holi-
days. E-mail
belderton@nsb-observ-
er.com, fax (386)424-9858,
Publisher, Observer News-
papers, P.O. Box 10, New
Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.
SUMMER JOBS
Attention college students:
Looking for a summer job? In-
ternships are available at the
Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers. Learn about the
journalism business while
gaining work experience. Writ-
ing and photography skills re-
quired. Computer skills a plus.
Email resume and references
to inipayroll@newszap.com.
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.

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Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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The Seminole Tribe of Florida has an
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Provide ambulatory Nursing services,
Phone triage, Administer meds,
therapeutic treatments & diagnostic
testing. Assist w/ transport. Home
visits. Active FL LPN lie. required.
Current BLS certification.

Resume to:.
galtman(@semtribe.com
or fax to: (954)967-3477

Details at: www.semtribe.com


WRITERS AND
PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers are looking for
writers and photographers,
part or full time, to cover local
events. If you are enjoy attend-
ing community events and
aren'tshy about asking ques-
tions, this could be the job for
you. Interested applicants
should email resume, writing
samples and references to
inipayroll@newszap.com.




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



ATTENTION: TEACHERS
Attention teachers: Looking for
a part-time work or a summer
job? The Glades County
Democrat, Clewiston News
and The Sun newspapers are
looking for part-time writers
and photographers. Interested
applicants please email re-
sume, writing samples and ref-
erences to:
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HAMAN RANCH
13 miles E of LaBelle Hwy 80.
F/T- P/T Exp. Computer
Tech capable of maintaining
a fully wireless computer
network system. Please con-
tact J. Wells 863-983-6003.
Compensation is negotiable.
STRINGERS
The Glades County Democrat,
The Sun, and the Clewiston
News newspapers have open-
ings for stringers to cover local
events. Stringers are paid per
assignment for stories and
photos. Work hours are ex-
tremely flexible. Interested ap-
plicants should email resume,
writing samples and referenc-
es to:
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Child Care Offered4 15
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Services Offered425
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Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
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Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets- Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
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AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER Large
room, $175.
(863)763-8548.
AIR CONDITIONER- For RV.
13,000 BTU. Brand new
$500 (514)710-0094 be-
tween 5pm-9pm


BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $1000 (863)697-0328
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD -
Antique, 3/4. $50.
(954)629-3257.


DISHWASHER-top of the line
Haier, portable, RV size,
18"W, used less than 10
times, $250 (502)644-2018
DRYER, Kenmore, Excellent
shape w/warranty. Free de-
liver. $65 (863)675-8937
GLASS TOP STOVE- Kenmore,
White, Good condition.
$100. (863)675-3356
RANGE- 30" Whirlpool, self
cleaning $100
(863)675-2627
REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER -
GE, $50. (863)467-1120.
REFRIGERATOR, 18.8 cu. ft.,
Brand new, includes ice
maker, $500 or best offer
(863)467-4735
SMALL REFRIGERATOR-self
defrosting, for a camper, al-
most new, $100
(772)201-8932 OKEE
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more, white, $150 for the
pair. (863)467-1120.
WASHER & DRYER- $100 For
both (863)675-3038
WASHER & DRYER Maytag,
Stackable, heavy duty, good
working cond. $200
(863)634-1492


BICYCLES- his & hers mon-
goose bikes w/access, $50
for both will sell separate
(863)675-3944
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BATHROOM SINK Marble,
w/faucet. $30.
(863)763-8548.
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- permanent or
portable, 8x20, roof system,
28x8, 2 doors, exc cond.
$1800 (502)644-2018
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,
blue approx 12x13, $75
(772)201-8932 Okeechobee


BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
mattress. $40.
(863)675-7105
PETER RABBIT Baby Carriage,
Cosco, Never used $50 or
best offer (863)467-2474
TODDLER BED- Race Car,
with mattress & bedding,
$50 (863)675-6829



WHEAT DISHES- Service for
8, Complete set incl. plat-
ters etc. Like new. $750.
(863)467-0277


HOMECOMING/Pageant Dress,
Black dress white trim size 3-4
$50 & Small Navy/Royal Blue
$50 (863)675-3659


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 80s early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
863)763-8943
Stadium Club '92 & '06, Topps
Series I Baseball Cards, card
$750 (863)467-1484



ALL IN ONE PRINTER- Print
Trio/Photo, Lexmark P3150,
4 photo card slots, new car-
tridges $75 (863)357-1082

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BAKERS RACK- wrought iron
with wood counter. Very sol-
id, $35 (863)675-3944
BEDROOM SUITE, white dbl,
w/1 6-drawer dresser and 1-
w/3drawer night stand, $100
or best offer (863)675-3659
CHINA CABINET cherry,
lighted. $150.
(561)704-3690.
COMPUTER DESK W/CHAIR-
excellent condition, asking
$20 (863)357-6922
CORNER CABINETS (2) beau-
tiful, cherry wood, must see,
$2500 or best of-
fer(863)763-0072
DINETTE TABLE w/2 chairs,
excellent condition, $20
(863)357-6922
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood. 4 chairs & 1 bench.
Seats 6, $100. or best offer.
(863)467-2474
DINING TABLE- Oval, 2-leaf's,
6-chairs w/cushions All hard
wood. Traditional style $300.
(863)467-6543
DINING TABLE W/ 6CHAIRS-
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
Entertainment Center, 2 pc.
Lighted w/ secretaries desk,
shelves, etc. Must see to ap-
preciate. $250 863)763-3423
FOAM MATTRESS: King Size,
New. $350. (863)675-5737
SECTIONAL- 2 recliners, L
shaped, black w/pin strips.
Great cond., $750 or best of-
fer (863)634-2094
SOFA- full size, Like new,
Light blue, beige, white & grey
striped. Reduce to $225.
(863)467-0670
TABLE wicker, glass top,
with 4 chairs. $35.
(561)704-3690.
TABLE, w/butcher block top, 2
stools, w/white legs on table
& stools, $75 or best offer.
(863)983-6319



GOLF CART- E-Z-GO, 4
Wheeler, Lights, Horn, Mir-
rors,Charger, Blue. $850.
(863)697-2033
GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter. $95.
(863)946-3123



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


ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec lift,
$1200 or best offer
(863)675-2596
WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
heavy duty batteries. Good
cond. $550. (863)675-0104


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SONY CASSETTE TO CAS-
SETTE- plays, records, syn-
chronized motors, new cond
$80 (863)675-2596
XM SATELLITE RADIO- Used 2
wks. Excellent condition $50.
(863)697-1846



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


COCA-COLA Comforter set,
ldbl comforter, flat & fitted
sheets, pillow, cases, shams
& 1 dbl bed skrt $50
(863)675-3659
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*Paralegal, *Computers
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
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nancial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
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GAS GRILL- With cover & ex-
tra burner. Good condition.
$25. (863)763-0557
GREEN SAND IRON FILTER-
Like new,
$100.(863)610-7588
Pond and Lake Fountains and
Aerators (888)776-3159.
Complete pond information
online: Algae control, fish,
aeration, pond bubblers.
Online store www.absolu-
teaquatics.com.
RELAX & ENJOY, the outdoors
in this 2 seated swing $100.
(863)675-6556



FENDER ULTRA CHORUS
AMP & Drum & Bass ma-
chine, $525 will sell separate
(863)763-0072


AQUARIUM- 55 gal w/stand,
$175 (863)467-9298 or
(863)697-0377
BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle area
$40 will separate.
(863)675-4981
BEARDED DRAGON- adult
male, complete w/tank,
stand & access. $250
(863)467-9298/697-0377
BLACK LAB PUPPIES, born on
2/6/06, 4 males, 3 females,
$125. (863)467-1574
CHIHUAHUA, puppy, female,
Shots current, Health Cert.
$260. (863)675-3729 or
(863)675-2541
DOG BOX (2) door, in good
shape. $300 or best offer
(954)520-6707
DOVES 1 pair, LaBelle area
(863)675-4981
KOl
Colorful Pond Fish
2"- 18", $3.00- $100.
239-289-7511
MATED PAIR CONURES- one
black headed, one red head-
ed, + lyr old baby in Ig
cage $550 (863)843-2495
SEVERE MACAW- 6 mo old.
Hand fed & very loving. Incls
cage & 2 perches. $800. or
best offer. (863)357-1992

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JUCUZZI- Large, Seats 6, with
,,matching isolated top.
$250. (863)675-0104
,SPA HOT TUB- Vita, 6 person,
'works great $1200
(863)763-6834



CONSOLE SEWING MACHINE-
With attachments $25.
(863)763-0557
SEWING MACHINE, Commer-
cial. Used for upholstery.
$800. (863)675-5737


KARATE PADS- approx. 10,
Great shape. $150.
(863)675-3356
TRAMPOLINE- asking $75
(863)675-2627
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CALVES all kinds, healthy,
shots, wormed, will deliver,
$200 & up. Spring Sale, buy
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GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
COMPRESSOR- Small, $25.
as is. (863)843-0079
CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9", Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75. Or best
offer. 410-228-7137
GENERATOR, 2 1350 watts,
gas, B/S engine, Onan 6.3 two
cylinder, propane. $500 for
both, will sep. (863)697-9704
GENERATOR- Craftsman,
3600 watt, 4 gal., 7.0hp,
5300 surge watts. Still in
box. $500. (863)763-9527



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

One man's trash is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fleds.


WANTED:
Small Garden Rototiller.
(863)763-2053
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Wanted to Buy: OLD US
COINS. Single coins, accu-
mulations, and entire col-
lections. Littleton Coin
Company in business since
1945. Call (800)581-2646,
e-mail coinbuy@littleton-
coin.com. Mention code
B8K320.


Agriculture



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



HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Good
horse, great w/kids. Moving
must sell. $2500 or best offer.
(239)633-3649
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



FERTILIZER SPREADER -
$10. (954)629-3257.
NEW CRAFTSMAN LAWN
MOWER 42 inch cut $900 or
trade for golf cart.
(863)467-4735
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
$900. (863)697-3212
RIDING MOWER, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
(863)612-1018

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To Die For! CBS House on 5 acres in $129,900.00 for quick sale. can! Won't Last Long! haven $79.9K Back On The Market! 3 bed- can easily be converted for an
Flaghole 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, Looking for Land? Loo $107.7K r oom ath l37ocated on additional living area for a Bed
screened Lanai, 960 sq. ft. garage, Further! 50+ acres located in NewListing! 28 Acres in me property is with in walking & Breakfast.
loaded with Oak trees $415,000 Highlands Co. Call for details! LaBelle. Priced at $34,000 vacant land. distance of shopping
per acre. Lots or acreage. $139.9K $575,000.00


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Beautiful Lot k water, sewer, Brand New Ling, Over 30 lots for 1I(863) 983-8559 LaBelle, FL 33935 X, X- =11 a.
next to a park, river & more, Moore Haven sale, Palmdale area, Call for further After Hours Phone:CherylEby (863) 228-1562 863/675-4500 -t y, X-c-
$320K details. aeMiguel A Sanlana (863) 2284314 Espanol 8O6/t 7450l 0 15 JSt FEATURED
Fully Landscaped Lot. 943 Yacht Club RIYERS EDGE 1/3 acre tracts, River l estate lsie llers spa ( 9863)/6756575 LISTI NG
Way, Moore Haven $30,000 Excellent view quiet community close to lake call sieiers spi )Real Estate Iia-c RCaT ,:stt
Buy. for details. Homes by Brian Sullivan NO PCEF....'7._,fF
GRE BUY. 2 M/H's on 1.165 acres, REALTORS PLEASE!! s i HO ,iF
86 Oleta Drive, Moore Haven, $86,500 GREAT STARTER HOME. Single L I 4O..I t rLL' I, E1..,- C
La.aregL_ Ilcity Limits, Moore Haven, Wide M/H, 400 Pine Crest, Moore .* PN.5 e-.. ..-T ,.- -
Just reduced from $87,000 to $76,390 Haven, $55,000 IdI .,, uld E. ,, c .: r.,:.H
Centrally located 3 lot special, Moore Higiw av 27 5.91 acres, Zoned 9 dra youarowipri-
Haven, $63,000 Commerical, $775,000 Owner Will We ....i a ure rv eat. $149.00o Cas1, 'e Mmaefisils.
Just Placed On The Market, Subdivide Great Fishing Retreat! 3/2 wI/large Close to Schools and Sho Won't .iNR. 5 -/-Acrc Com r 9roer: Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
2BR/IBAMH, 290 Florida Ave., Moore REALTOR'S WANTED detached garage. Clean and neat. S onStn.." t s Z.Vtt. aes.. odales: Ann Donohue 228-0221 David Rister 634-2157
Haven, $40,000 T J A Must See! last long. 211 on corner lot. $140,000 .l hm.es5 t. ,t.-Ii: 'd.,.ri.n.-. sr't n, tt ts,> g, gst gt.
ST To Join Our Fast Growing Team fa a ., sog ceai-g g;$80,00
S1/ 4 Acre Lot in Lakeport on Please Call Jeffery Davis, Broker RESIDENTIAL ACREAG .AIaD&LOTS ovs zed r.sn an I MOTURA 1.5 + /- ia
a 3-60 C2ick Drive, $24,000 28-2666 CLI EWISTON Form Land Available Call for Details w: irin p ih I A .llar I -7
a 6 160 AcresoffHedyslomBlvd P a A,-'esleSdlerh,', vlPICe l O /.
New Model Home. Fabulous, Must See, at 863-946-228-2666 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood F Oce Reducd$2,S0pr a;leo aSpirinitfora$a,5 fawni c. 7
3/2, Yacht Club, Moore Haven, $152,375 $0__ __ S/D, Newly Remodele00 GreatDevelopment tential conih prope. py
oPWaterfrront EPitrt ,Lrg, 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt MOJNTA,,.RAP,. --.- ha swL-cbLrveyedrpead r','' e'/sdyttl. r0 i7 71/ wc'

Moore Haven River Gardens, lots 3 Berdtwnt 2 ths Smol Mnr SPlS oce o $ 00 fl rent ee Wi AFTE R HRRS # 86d3t 22 8-11402
startingF at m$38,000 LO-CLEAR VW F CALOOSAATCHEE Large Screened Portch A MUST SEE Estsbo off of Horse Club Af1IO KA'SI Dibe !(; n / f.r l iwill a". $65,
hStarting at $B, LOT-CLEAR VIEW OF CALOOSAHATCHEE Reduced to a129,900 050,000 ep,.ti, i|,r i Thil"even ed.,r onsidetll .6,r oieonllg Wiet! ac.
Cleared. Level Lot. .220 Acres, IN MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB $26,000 2/1 w/ carport. CBS construction More Monura Lots starting at i r y ,!s ,. a sIe ltr"e. $65,000i oldetowe realty I.ty ax. com
12605 Canopy Lane, Ortona, 1 $170,000 $38,55,ooo 12, i D MCW. S1.25+/. A on t i
$38,000 nl Q/2f / Ifflfl *OFR. r 0/1.1 in, Mo !vvA' in 'lhr.r'y $,10,0 Ca!a!l SIller has ';ptto:ttl bh CL-
F3 0t r, Yacht oR,2BA, HMGHLANDS ACot2Y i cysl
9 ModularHome w/Lot $119,000 n80 Acres w/ great development -$4ih0pro0p ly. Lot b tia dyo0f
H em *2n Duple.es 2BR, 1BA each unSt potential, $23,500 pe acr... e e #-3- 8 e007 b d ,ou dam 0e,
E U s WVtlal trlomse rVeSr nl M $229,000 '10 Acres w/ DblWd Mobile Home, C 1bf;O i l/0 Serrols %illt
av jJeffarey fe Estate'roIer r .,. Yacht Club 2/2, large sunroom $29,000 per acre 6..5.0 0-i 0 T 0 2 et
y addition, reat views $128,500 I E .MONTUEA:I. 1.25 +i- 8eawttATyt r # 863-2-11
s420trE. SUingARLAaDt$W380 t0.L rcASo chlained-oE VIWOil hERdetaoa$2tel* toi.$T600, MARaSHALL THERESA LEE KARENl$,
Cl6a3re98 -6663lLot .Ha2rat rlT Ived in moBbu aile ti, 2.5 ''9acro,1 .l's- BERNER "TERI" RANGEL SANDELLI
S: .',-' : 983-9 770 2B/iB h I of river fot w room br our anima Sales Associate Licensed RE Broker Sales Associate
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ANN DYESS Lake Mazma LAURA SMIH TAVIS DYESS Broker Llia Joslyn305.4954739 S ,, 9 lae.2. +/..0 1.0i e t deditrect. H$60,50WL00 .4 ,00
(863) 983-8979- (863)228-2744 (863599-1209 (863)228-2215 LT C. Alberto tmie8s-1973 homeit ddspin Montuta 102 W CIRCLE DR., 3/2 $275,000
RESIDENTIAL Ne BA MONTIURA G OabrielRos 7862813003 r 428 W VENTURA AVE. 2/1, $14 9,900
2BR, 1BA w/ detached Sugar an drce 2BR, 2BA 1994 SWM 1.25 CLEWISTON .mket d $50000 S W EWS VS99,90
24'x30' metal buidling 2BR 2BA i detached acres $99,900 a HOME ON 2.27 MCa'wUrO BeTaufurtly wooded MANUFACTURED HOMES
$150,000 garage w suite on 2BR, 2BA'SWMH 1.25 acres ACRES, CITY AND _* .25 +/-ce horsitei ito 350 S. KENNEL ST. 3/2 WITH DEN
3BR, 1 1/12 BA and 12.80 ac. Call for details $82,500 adj. lot available COUNTRY LIVING '' upcmiOnga13.Ra,aVey icelot a! $149,900
efficiency $131,000 C -nd -4 VACANT LAND $280,000 havst eirpwteffer.i aa pri c r $45p00 1642 JOSHUA BLVD. 3/2 COULD BE 4,
efficiency 3, RiS' inl"' ur dro13A on pu $O200
4BR, 3BA Del Monte W2BRZ. 1U i 3 5 ac. Ladeca $169,900 on MAKE OFFERS. edlo t f i i m i Th t. HOME & LAND
$295,00 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (8) Motura 1.25 acre lots avail- Brick Home, 5 acres, orange grove. $220,000 ioe unl,,etn l etwu5 dm BOrNTON BEACH PROPERTY CALL 2
$3 $150K able. Calfor Listing. 2 Beautiful acres, clear, pond, fenced ready $00 om., INQUIRE
2 ,:.r 3 ) iA Nest MOBILE HOMES COlMMEVRCIAL I,lI.,iu -,l1111 il'illll I':i '
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Luan B. Glenn A. Sarah A. Charmaine A Maribel Sam J.
Walker Smith Williams Montgomery Gonzalez Walker
863-677-1010 863-983-3508 863-228-6867 863-697-0189 561-722-7347 a 863-677-1013
CBS New Construction Only 4 avail- 1) Home Improvement Business! Esbshed 1) Montura Ranch Estates 1)Muse Spring Into Spring! This Montura Tracts I List Show and
able. 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage Texas Ave., Homeimpmenttbuinessandacr nience-store sq ft- Absolutely Perfect for your dream 4bd/2ba home w/ an in ground Sell 1.25 Acre Yracts. Call For
Pkges. LUTZ BUILDERS $151,300 Why be led. ne- the Cubuse in on ]IS'ldriJDL near home.20FencedAcresw/pond.Lots swimming pool w/ an oversize InformationorAppointrnent!
buy old when you can get Brand New? Monturaandi.Allfuniure,1ixue ad the club house on Hacienda. ofl0year old pines w/some oaks. lotwi on the Nortwh sidouve ofhave a
Price 677-1441 for more info on. Needs some work but will not Fastnly $409,900.00 been looking for! Priced @ 12,500sq.ft. ngineered tee
No Other Listing compares to this 200530488 last long at $199,900 MLS# 27 $315,000.00 Building on 5 c. Offered @
2No Other Listing compares to this lon) $21S25K
North Side on Avenida Del Rio 3bd/2ba 2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home 200528863 Looking for the impossible? MOO! There's room for a contented
home, 2 car garage, Tile through out, Oversize Living Room with Cathedral Opportunity seldom knocks cow, pali o' t this M il H c 12 are
New aluminum roof, Hurricane shut- Ceilings. Large open kitchen and formal- ) Pioneer Plantation 25 twice acres on US 27 on25 Mbe acres
tenrs irrigation System Move iurn ingsroom. Large rear deck with built in bbq 2) Pioneer Planttioin 2 5 twice! 5 acres on 15 27on 3/2 Dw ,,if/ 'lot a in Montura i. .K
ke idfluce and gazebo. Must see at $124,900 MLS# wooded .n Riviera. the Palm Beach/ Hendry showplace ut a pl c o living. Pioneer B ltII Cabin on
S -2A, f ulate 200540984 Listed atA1t 00 .MLS# Countyline.Over 937 feeton Available for only $105,000.00 2 anres
$5. 3) Reduced! 4 bedroomn/2 banhar 2400sq.ft 20060453 US 27 for easy access priced Definitely Not Nice In fact it's a
213R.2B0t-efnielyNoNce atia Acres rgRd.
Custom Home, 2bd/2ba home mobl-in'04.. rightforaquicksale@$275K 2 Bd ed it 10 $299Kar" Rd
located in Pioneer Plantation sits on S i 3) Pioneer Plantation 5 acres Don't let this one get away! may Tia yi rlfj you 299K
5 acres has front porch an stsee@riced for uick sale. Partial 3)Moore HavenRiverGardens can IL Jpbile 5 Acres on Highway 27 going
beautiful oak tress Call Luan for E E4p 7LotsAvailable. NewConstruction home in eminole ianor lor not @ $275K
more information! 4)NewUs 13acesofPrdudingerageG cleared and listed at in Growing Area. Build Your much more than the lot value at ust Outside of Towni
Sweetwater Ave. This property has M perl also avltle. Call G a Dream Home Here leetwood Home on a beauti-
many beautiful trees that include wild 677-1441 f irfunhernaion The SMITH/WILLIAMS TEAM Meyerchick Drive, Lot#15, on the Looking for peace & quiet? Step 2fulx acr. The property has a
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake 5) Port Labelle Build able Lot ready for your As life long residents of .pond @$62K into this 4bd/2ba dbwide mobile at 4x1 74.K Call for an
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is new home $59,900 MLS#200512627 Thatcher Blvd., near the river home located in MRE. Home fea- at$74tm.t oal
an abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres ) Land Hol Beautiful 10 acre parcel located Clewiston, we know the area. @$68,ooo.00 tures formal living room and sep- appointment today!
$74.9K on Al Don Far r Adltt a mile off of Allow us to help you with any Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7or8 arate family room with a fire- New Listing! 2003 4/2 "
Ready To Highway 80. JuGNlCtlt.dde from Labelle real estate needs that you $58,500.00 each place. Garden tub in master bed- Doublewide on 2.1 6 acres.
Ready To Go! New Construction and Ft Myers. $13 and waiting for Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or room only $152K Pronperty features a second
3br/2ba Home one car garage located your new home. $299,900 MLS# may have. We MARKET prop- 12, @$60K mohle hon arae steel
inSugarlandEstates $214.9K 200533528 erties daily to over 6 million 4)Montura Ranch Estates 3bd/2ba double Tda m building and storage sheds
Brand New CBS 3/2/1 Texas Ave. p7) New Listing!! 2.5 acres in Pioneer potential buyers. Call us 125N.Kennel-$42,995.00 home located in Easy Life. and has substantial potential
Harlem S/D $160K south of Tam 'l ry Isles Blvd. today and get your FREE 735S.Palm $49,000.00 Possible Owner Financing. Priced
Property will n I 't a shg at $74,900 comparable market analysis 530S.Shetland-$52,500.00 @ $79,900
MLS#20064840 your home or land. 770 S. Shetland $44,900.00
.ETRSREOR.on your home or land.

SCathy S. Ashley Enrique Jerry W. Charles J .
Garcia P. Wood Acosta l Smith oH. Kehm gomer Gozlz

863-228-4798 863-228-1132 5305-506-5876 561-261-3444
Se lhab 'Epn Se Hable Espaaol 30s-968-2262 pano
Very Nice 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath- Montura ovmnh.tfutates 680 New Listing! 3BD/2BA 5 wooded acres in Ladeca. Want to Own a Business?
room home with large Florida room. S. Jinete S s .cl t lot 1.25 Nice Kept,Many Fruit $150K Check this Out! Established
This iJ R |Rl land acres Greal y n' $39.9K Trees,New A/C, Horseshoe 2.5 Acres in Montura asking commercial upholstery busi-
is oc ele- Great starter home or investment Ac. @ $145k 85K ness and property $250K
menti l l call I property in Montura Ranch. This Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 2.9Acres in Montura asking Own a Piece of Paradise! me
would love to show this home to MBH, 4 droom plan acres wow! @ $89,900 pne. Beautiful building lot/invest-
you. This home is being offered at may bejust're looking Acres in Pioneer asking meant property in Port 775 County Rd.
o eis ofor. Start yar off righ New Listing! 2bd/1 ba on LaBelle 49.9K Reduced for
$149,900. with country s best. 1.25 huge lots in Horseshoe Bring the kids & dog! This is Quick Sale 721 LOo NE
ac., priced to sell at only $89,900. Acres. Bring all offers a big lot. 3bd/2ba brick home,
Oak Trees Line The Driveway! Check this out! 3bd/2ba MH Seller Motivated $165K pool & fenced $319,000.00 New u,2& Lot A little piece of Heaven!
3bd/2ba MH w/ full open deck on in Mr pa l ti!ind is New Development! Call me locatai-g llfi nch Beautiful two story home with
front to sit in you rocker. Home sits clear i 'ines Montura Lots many to for sky valley lots. Esta WIWiuii1rVL>Peller spiral staircase and wood
on acre of land. Home has tile & HomIil choose from starting @ Handy man's special! Bring Financing Available' floors. Big backyard with boat
hardwood floors throughout. aculate $108,500.00 Haven an As is frame house New Residential Listing on access to the Gulf and dre
Recently remodeled, 5ft fence -New Listing! Montura going for $65K exclusive Ridgewood Ave. access to Lake Okeechobee.
around property, and pole barn in What a great catch! 2bd/2ba Ranch Estate 2bd/2ba 5 wooded acres in Pioneer 3bd/2ba on half an acre. Home on one acre among oak
Sh th H w/ extra lot, *Included in Mobile Home. Located on Plantation on paved road ask- Possible owner financing hammocks. Kitchen feature
back yard. Get you hands on this Purchase Price* Partially fur- paved road. Very clean, ing $149K available. Contact me for granite counter tops. Property
beauty for $169,500.00 nished & squeaky clean! 55 & Fenced, All appliances Ready to move in! 3bd/2ba details & showing. could be used as a Bed &
older community. Reduced to included. Get it while you manufactured home in Moore Breakfast. Detached workshop
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RENT N e st hatch, 4 cyl., manual, $1200 PUBLICNOTICE
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E a le 's /772-3592923 -...-.- Notice is hereby given that the Cleston an and Zoning Board will meet at
3 ... ,: 5:30sp.monMonday, April10, 2006 inthe Ci Hall Commssin Chambers, 115
Apartments 905 // HONDA CIVIC 1992, 4 Dr., 5 Public Notice 5005 WestenturaAvene.lndudedintheagenda wibethefollowlrequests:
: = gos Paes 910 E t t spd. manual. Good condi- State Public 1)A rest from Angel Mesa in accordance with City Code Section 110-61 Sited
Business Places 910 sta te-ion. NC. Runs great. $2500 Legal Notice 55 Special except for a lx etin from the rsictons of the permitted
Popmert a 96 -2891uses standard of City Code Section 1 0-338 In order to build a CBS home in a
Property 915 (- mobile home and recreational vehicle park disc The property is located at 724
Condos/ A secluded private ..OLD'S CUTLASS CIERA- '95, E.VenturaAvanue, A.K.ALots15+16,Block380, POC.ZoningisRM-1.
Townhousesrty Rent920 ranch subdivision CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES Some front end damage. l afII 2)A reqqutomBettyMurphyinaccordancewithCityCodeSectiono110-60titled
Farm Property of Runs gre at. $500. Reqined anding:Varlance for use of an accessory structure asan additional
Rent 925 offering beautiful (863)261-1117 dwelling unit. The garages 20' x 36' and s located at 528 S. Bond St., A.K.A.
House Rent 930 v itas Ofpristine Mdular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up, N THE CU Lots 7 100. Block 416, POC. The property Is zoned R-3 and is non-conforming
House-Rent 930 vistas of pristine IN ToHElar/Floor Plans. From $9,90 & up, INTHECIRCUIT COURT FOR byCityCodeSection110-313.
Land Rent Pr art-na hul habitat. 34/51R, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use SATURN STATION WAGON- HENDRYCOUNTY FLORIDA
Resort Property naturalhabitat. ..../4/ A ac'96, SW2, Good cond. Look PROBAT DIVISION 3) A request from Chaes Messano In accordance with CityCode Section 110-60
Rent 945 your land as down payment. Financing excellent. Great gas mi. FileNo.:o6-CP-0820 titVedRe f artacetooos a ittoooeom ity
Roommate 95 Offered in combinable 40-6ac Tracts for discerning35 Cco Avenue AKA ots 1-5, Block 151, POC. The proper-
Roo mate 950 Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning available. 863-673-6417 or 561-721-5299 $1600. (863)228-2185 INRE:ESTATEOF tyiszonedR-3whereCityCodeSection10-270allowsfor 10 units maximum.
Rooms to Rent 955 homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts DOROTHY ANNE LOMAGO
Storage Space Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available Deceased. 4)A request from DARRK, LLC in accordance withCity Code Section 110-60 tied
storage pay eleven of these exceptional tracts availablRequie. red findings: Variance to construct a 4 unit townhouse community at
Rent 9o Rfn S NOTICE TO CREDITORS 214 S. San Boenito St., A.K.A. Lots 10 -12 & W 12 1' ft of Lot 9, Block 368,
s SrGill POC. The property is zoned R-2 where City Code Section 110-270 density
r -avl0 ,ion 1AUTO WANTED: The administration of the estate of Doro- standards allow 3 unis.
Looking to buy Antique Car/ thy Anne Lomago, deceased, whose
t Looking to buy Antique Car/ date of death was September 13, 5)A request from U.S. Sugar Corporation in accordance with City Code Section
"Location, Location, Loca- Convertible / Truck. Please call 2oo5, s pending in the Circuit Court 110-61 tied *Spedxa exceptale for a special exception from the restrictions of
MOORE HAVEN, 2br, 2ba Fur- ae~o nlun.' 772-468-8306 tion" Time to buy. INVES- (954)561-2776 fo Hdry Conty Rodda, PRobateDi- tshepontiedaesstandaidfiCttyCodeSeenlo0-c3atordernokartasta-
H 2 r,].0niseooincohdit sare caaed, On water front $800 TORS & BUILDERSGreat n the address of whii Po. te i eadafosct re to cs 11,
nished, On waterfront $800. X m a_ TORS & BUILDERS, Great Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The 97-101,A.K.A.601CaribbeanAve..GPOC.Zoning Is C.
mo. $500 Sec. dep. + Ref. Buildable Lots For Sale in Boats 3005 I l names and addresses of the personal
mo8) c4-4 one o+f Florida's Fastest Cam s 3010 1 representative and the personal repre- The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
863)946-1946. one 0 o rs as301 tentative's attorney are set forth be- tions of the Planing & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
fGrowing Areas Fort Myers. Jet sk s 3015 low. April17,2006at6:00p.m.intheCityHallCommissionChambers.
ORTONA- Near river, Unfum, (888)558-0032. Marine Accessories3020 All creditors of the decedent and other
3br, 2ba, garage, AC, heat Marine Miscellaneous 3025 BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig persons having claims or demands All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
canal,oaks,orange trees, WISTON, WOW, Water- LOOKING TO OWN LAND? In- Motorcycles 3030 owner, $2495 against the decedents estate on whom and the City Commission pubitc hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
Quiet! 15 ains to La Belle CLEWISTON, WOW, Water- s (863)612-1018d a copy of this notice Is required to be any person requiring a special accommodation because of a dissty or ce
1$950/mo, Lst/sec frontB3br, 2ba, /4 ac, Fenced, BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI- vest in rural acreage Sport Vehicles/A'TVs3035 3 ( serv- must fcleom their claims with this irequire T E Includinrorn spechono heal Impairments, should contact te Building
(248)939-1447 new roof/dock. 5 a in from NA. ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL throughout America; coastal, BRONCO 11 '89 perfect en- MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THEsp
(l9)339147 Walmart. See & make offer! WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS. mountain, waterfront proper- -- n gine, rebuilt trans, 0 miles, FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE CITYOFCLEWISTON
nael32(aol.com $169,500. Possible owner fi- FREE COLOR BROCHURE & ties. 20 to 200acres. FREE, ---oal3 needs paint but no rust, $1750 OR 30 AYS AFTER THE DATE OF
m^ nance of down payment. INFORMATION. MOUNTAIN monthly Special Land Re- firm. (863)805-8789 SERVCE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE TrOfficiale
!ic(WAC) (863)805-0272 PROPERTIES WITH SPEC- ports: www.land-want- AIR BOAT 12ft fiber glass, __ Allothercreditors of the decent and other 1248 /CGS4/6/OS
'nt I TACULAR VIEWS HOMES, ed.com/sw. everything but prop & motor. ponshavgo ing claims or demands
PAHOKEE- 3/2, 2000+ sq ft., CABINS, CREEKS & INVEST- $750 or best offer tager caims with this court WaTHIN3 I
S1.45 acres, backs up to lake. MENT ACREAGE. Cherokee P o terested (954)520-6707 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
Workshop, large deck, fruit Mountain Realty GMAC Real in buying property in the Blue GOLF CART- 1987 Gas Yama- FIRSTPUBLICATION OFTHISNOTICE. ATTENTION MONTdRARESIDENTS
rees. (800241-8684 X3207 Estate wwwchrokeemoun- Ridge Mountains of NC? Call AIR BOAT HULL 14ft, ha G1, 2 cycle, needs minor ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE NOTICEOFLAIONDOWNERSMEdETNGAND
Diane @ itRealtyNeigh- n r e a y. com Active Realty today at Apache hull, and metal work, elec work. Asking $400 TIME P ERIODS SET FORTH IN PRO- WATECONTROLISTRICT
bors (800)841-5868. 800-979-5556 or visit our rigged for 0470 $1 200 (863)697-3865 BATECODE WILL BE FOREVER Noce s herebyenthatthe Board of Supeviso torth Cent CotyWater
PORTLaBelle:Unit4,4/2, COASTAL NC WATERFRONT! GOLF CART- 1999 Club car, NOITHSTANINTHEIME PERIOS Controlistrict willhodtheirannualladower'meatingndannualelectionfor
POTaele:Uit4,2, CN tyNC.com. AQUASPORT- '99, Ceontsr con- rd1995 SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED the Board of Supervisors on Satd i 29, 2006 for 8;00 a.m. through 6::00
Build To Suit- Newly renovated, near schs., 1.5 Acres- $99,900. Beauti- gas, reconditioned 1995 TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER p.m. at the Montra Ranch Estates C clubhouse, 255 N. Hacienda Street in Mon-
Pricedwto selln@a $175,000. fully wooded, great views, MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA sole, 40hp Yamaha Brand $1995.(863)675-1472. THE DEENTS DATE OFDEATH IS dd.Theporp landows'meantocontusisote
Up To 10,000 SQ. FT. Call owner: 863-673-5071,oAAH COOL SUMMERS MILD new, Only used once BARRED. BDsATtEFcistATH and hoIlthr e Anneal Election for the Board of Supervisors. it you need
Up To10,000 SQ.FT. Callowner:863-673-5071. st li, deep WINTERS Affordable $3000.863-634-7780 GOLF CART- .Club car, green, Thedateoffirstublicationofthisnotice,2 o grad W i a" you nct
BeIeGladeAreanterested persons arenvt an and heard.
Belle Glade Area )Ifll:IIlllt lIlit cess to ICW, Sound Atlan- Homes & Mountain Cabins CANOE, 17 Ft., Fiber ctric, with charger, iP onterestedpersonsarel Od HR
tic. Paved road, Land CALL FOR FREE BRO- 0.d CIaI '863675-0369 af- $1295, (863)675-1472. Personal Representative cENTRAL.OUNWATER
MOORE HAVEN 33471 underground utilities. Ex- CHUR (8778372288 EXIT ter 5:15 pm oron weekends. 147SngarRounRoad
cellent financing. Call now REALTY MOUNTAIN VIEW ATENCI/NepaiiD5EhyFour,IPAR15330
Cl62 67TOP LOCATION (800)732-6601 x1510. PROPERTIES www.exitmur- CAROLINA SKIFF 17 Ft., 70 iAttorneyforPersonaliepresentative: ATENCION RES|DENTSADEMONTURA:
phy.com. hp Suzuki 4 stroke. Lots of ex- Altsonr eussey NOTICIABE EUNION ARADUEN SDETERRENOS
Will Divide FINAL CLOSEOUT- Lake Bar- tra's & trailer. $6500. or best CAR TOW DOLLY: Great A forChrsLomago,JELECC. E INANNU ACO CENTRALDEL
gains! April 8/9. Water ac- NC- ASHEVILLE AREA HOME- offer. (863)634-2342 shape. Purchased in '04, PAVESELAWFIRM DISTRITODECONTROLDEAGUA
City block nexttcourt- cess from $34,900 ith SITES Gated community PONTOON, 24', 90hp John- (239)303-9283 $5 4610 n Stree Portopresnte esta dando la noticlade que laJunta de Supervisores para el
house, government center, FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO with stunning mountain son bimini top, no trailer, LaBelle, FL33975 Condado Central del Distritode Control deAgua.tendrasu reunion anualparalos
Rehighschool,500OfeetonUS CLOSING COSTSI Huge views. Situated between 2 ready to fish 63)675-ruise, $4000 Glasstek Topper, w/sliding I 75-50 de erele anueles parsa Junta Ie Su-
S#27, Ideal for Bank, Fast $5,000 savings on beautiful- mountains on over 4 miles of or best offer (863)634-3107 glass window on front and 25428C4/C6n130troderecreac o de Mondinra Ranch Estates,255 N. Hacienda street en
Fod, Law, Medical, Retail, ly wooded arcels at 34,000 riverfront. 1 to 8 acres from or (863)634- 71 e-mail: sides fits, 8ft bed on Ford a INTHEIRCUdiTICOUFORU Mo teraida, nano deianretounespa rcondicl ioseasuntosdelcdisito
I I I *.! Realtor, Insurance, etc. acre lake Tennessee. Enjoy the $60s. Custom owners, r.co (863)69-1mal HENDRY COURKT FLORIDA yelaecmlcoaenalande'euo Saesc aonamsinforesinnbstrucllnes
Call owner-Patecreation, lodgeriverwalk&more.CallPROBATE DIVISION lasofI ias del strto as 863-983-5797 d las 7:00 a m. a 5:00 p.m. Todos
Surrounded by state forest. (866)292-5762. PONTOON- 28', 50hp, New GMC Sonoma, lots of parts FileNo.:2006-039-CP losinteresadosestaninvitadosassCiryserascuchados.
Business Places Excellent financing! Call deck & carpet. Very good $400 or best offer Division CET UNTYDWATER
Sale 1005 (800)704-3154, x 722 TN NC Mountain Property for condition, On water, $3500. (863)697-1367 ESTATEOF: 117386CGS3/1,9,16,30;4/6,13,20,27/06
Commercial Land Partners, LLC. Lessl Breathtaking Blue (863)467-1720 DAVID LENEA. ALLEN
Property-Sale 1010 flH Ridge Parkway, New River, POSI DIFF- 8.5" GM, $150 or Deceased
Condos/ GEORGIA BLAIRSVILLE IN Stone Mountain, Golf PONTOON TRAILER 20FT- best offer. Call NOTICETOCREDITORS
Townhouses Sale1015o THE NORTH GEORGIA Courses and quaint shops alvanized tandem axle, (863)467-8856.
Farms Sale 1020 MOUNTAINS. Land, Homes, of Sparta. www.scenicreal- $850 (561)723-1690 The administration of the estate of David REQUESTFORBIDS-06-004
Houses Sale 1025 HUNT ELK, Red Stag. Wrie- Commercial & Investment. ty.com (877)372-7211 or SEA KAYAK- 17' Prijon Kodiak SUPERCHIP- For 6.0 Ford Die- Leneal Allen, deceased, Hie Number HORIZONTALSUBMERSEOPUMPINGEQUIPMENT
Hunting Property 1030 1311 Butljlo. Wild Boar Our (877)363-5550. red, with paddle, $535' sel Truck, '04-'05. Asking Courtfor H endingCounty, heridaCirro-
Investment s ,,-, now.-3,31,06 Gujr- LAKEFRONT LOG HOME, (863)357-7406 $350. or best offer. bateivision,theaddressof whichls TheProcurementDepartmentof the South FloridaWaterManagement Dstrict will
Property Sale 1035 irlev rieneS 1.5 i00 tro- $99,900. New 2000 Sq.Ft. NC MOUNTAINS 3 acres on (863)634-3296 Cody P.O. Box 1760, Labelle, Florida receive sealed bids at the 2nd Floor B-1 BuildinB, 3301 Gun Club Road, West
Land Sale 1040 pry n A djy. Log Home on Lake Cumber- mountain top in gated com- V-Hull 12ft, aluminum boat es of the personal representatives and p manufactured to is waterp.., My10,2006 control structures. Socitation docu-
Lots Sale 1045 G ame N-PJv pi:,iry Days land, KY. Jamestown/Rus- munity, view, trees, waterfall w/trailer & 1948 Johnson TIRES- (4), 250 '99 & up Ford the personal representative's attomey me wi obe available Ap16,r n thW e SWM Procurement Office, at the
Open House 1050 1,) 1209-9800: evenings sell Springs Area. 1st Time & large public lake nearby, motor, motor needs Water 8 lug, 16", Alum. rims w/Ctr aresetforth below.Allcreditorsofthe above address, by dowloading 1afree copy5fromthe District'swebste at
Out of State IJ14193061 Available April 22nd paved private access, pump$600 (863)467-0436 covers Exc. cond. $150. or decedetnd othrperson having wwwstwmd.vorby cafig 561-682-6459. Interested bidders may alsocall
24hbsofr1 Tclaims or demands against decedents the24-boorB NE,100-472-5290. -The public Is invited to attend the
Property Sale 1055 (800)770-9311, Ext.55. $58,500 owner b er.(863) estate, including unmatured, contin- RFB open.
Property Inspection1060 Find It faster. Sell It soon- ( 8 6 6)7 8 9 8 53 5 TRANSMISSION Rebuilt etor o tnoldedca so whom 12
Real Estate Wanted1065 er In the classlleds TN Waterfront view & estate www.NC7.com. 7004R, $300 or best offer file their claims with this court WITHIN INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHE
Resort Property THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE IN THE CIRCuITCOuRTOF THEB TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
SaReleort Property1070homesites. 1 to 40 acres New, Pre-Construction Golf TRAVEL TRAILER, 8x34 w/4 Call (863)467-8856 ATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATONF TWENTIETHJUICIALCIRCUITINAND ANDFORHENDRYCOUNTY,FLORIDA
Sale 1070 from the $40s. Situated Community-Coastal Geor- ft. extension. $6000 invested. I..I,_ THIS NOTICE OR 30 OAYS AFTER THE FORHENDRYCOUNTY, FLORIDA CaseNo.: 2005-571-CA
Warehount Property 1075 around a 45,000 acre lake. gia. Large lots w/deepwater, Older. Some Hurricane Dam- ATE OF SERV ICOFA COPY OF CONRAD SPURLOCK and BARBARA JACQUENEREDISH,
Waterfront Property 1080 MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, Just 90 min to Nashville. marsh, golf, nature views, age. $2500. (863)675-6105 AllHIS hercreditorsofthe dcent and SPURLOCK husbandandwife, paNI
I'a',a tr wl,:,, ,,- New building sites just re- Gated, Golf, Fitness Center, CHEVY 1/2 TON PU '83- 350 iotherdpers havinatg clde or dr e-..'a s C sEp.
llroulsoivg Hernary Counry FL. leased Call owner Tennis, Trails, Oak Park, indo Kagansthesneedddsthsoe ni mnhntot e Cnio. sw rsas apsoses, devisees
(561)261-0432 732-656-0214 tIntday's liquidated clamsmusfie lnee, AirViews&Streams, (863)610-1674$1an o6re, norso, trustees, or other caitmants clalmin
CommuriryHomes, Cabins cea ,(877)266-7376. & Acreage.8636973804 5pm TWO (2) YEARS ORt WITHIN 3 MOTHE AFTER to bdeadoralve eteraiun known to b e nderad or alive, wCHERY

4-E Ralty Of 15hp, vSery Clean, low hours CHEVY S-10 '94-V auto ARD th u s grans tere as sos, hrs dIsees
GrEaTON- p Gceat1018 Aloctr- Asng $50. E-mail: neo. G r a 'gn EVINRUDE 28 SPL Elec start, CATION OFTHIS NOTICE. OOK, DECEASED and CAROL as an heir to the Estate of CHERYL
ce! 1018 W. Alver- Asking $45,000.00 E-mail: nelhb garage, al controls, exc runner, CHEVY PICK UP 193, V ALLCLAIMSNOTSOFILED WLLBE CROOKE, DECEASED OHNandanandall COET DECEASED and any and all
dez Ave. Call Neidajim@comast.net attic, basement m' noi- North Carolina Cool Mountain $600 or best offer Diesel. Very good condition. FOREVERsBARRED se. unknownpartiesdlmtngby,thro, unknownepartposses sionmingbf any,
732-656-0214 e das c nds. Air, Views & Streams, (863)610-1674 $1350 (863)357-7214 after SET FORTHAOVE IM S cd lE d ndefer andagast the her namedn-


North Carolina GaMed Lake ODGE RAM 250, a90- runs Aomey nALE iv DefendantswThe Untknown heir idal Defennts who are not
FREE BROCHURE OUTBOARD MOTOR, Sears, 5THE DECEDEN'S DATE OF DEATH IS known parties may claim an Interest said unknown parties may claim an in-
alty Of 15hp, very clean, low hours CHEVY -10 '4- V6 auto e PARRED. Law asrm spouses, hes, devisees, grantees, assign Nrestas spo h es, heirs den lha sees,



dancing. all O/ n cof the first ubicaRiont 0 6 of this or caimantsh, rantees, or orticularly cimants; andfollows
rh317 Peachtree S.$450 or best offer power windows & locksant Notice- IsApilh,2006. Defedants JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as un-







HEAD FOR THE MOUN- put3on$200.(863983-7457 built Trans & MotornNeeds Hof others sppsbeosaoth o ,herladevissL s. of recorded ino fficialRecords Book
Murphy, N.C. 28906. (863)236-0100 good tires, runs great $1800 Personal RepreOentative: known tanta inposss sionfany,
www.reakchaturphyco.r- (863)674-0898 GMC 70 TRUCKS 1985 & (863)6344291 Blondell Alen Allynproprty appurtenanteachcondos.numnit
ty.m;e-mail: ld@mary- YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, ff 1986. $4500 each or both for Hendry Countyton 33440 NOTIC fully dscbed n sad dec-
North Carolina Gated Lake- DODGEm. road, excel cond. $1300 $80AomeyforPesooaRepresente: T Defendnts, The Unknow heirs,
front Community 1.5 acres 86 4982od, new parts, fiberglass ThePaLawr spoue, deisees, granteesas sig- Nicistoherebygiventtpursantt
plus, 90 miles of shoreline, HONDA 450 1982, Peanut work body w/ladder rack. 349NW. 16thSkeet ees,titanors, credtiorstrastees,eoroth- Fnal Summary Judgment of Foreclo-





36,000 acre lake in eastern Max, pick up, 30 mpg, need a J E C o hallway of the Hedty co uendy
TN. 1/2 to 5 acre bulin tank. Good starter head $600 (863)655-0030 Suite 108 er claimants claimin by, th sre entered in the ae-tyed





Never before offer ed with ny has overdrive. $900. $800(863)805-8789to Belle Glade, Flo a33430 under or againstJAESCROO, cause, ona the Cr uit Court of Hedryi
Srmmitv amenities & di5 ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand ROWELL, deceased, File Number Township 43 SoutE, Range 31 Floriastda, I wi sell the pro"
20% pre ak-development dis- (863)675-0556 LaBelle. FORD F15AutTONNEAU COVER- Fiberglass,Auto.By Riccrdo Pae, Sr. CEASED; and any and all unknown state In Hendry Couty, F thisda,
(800)709-5253. HONDA MOTORCYCLE A/C, 80K, Runs excellent. ea.Bare #0539406o ptB es h1/4 of Courton2hdayofMarch.
CMran. $900. 863692-2229. best offer. (863)357-2111 e Box 1760 LaBeneewho are knownto Lotea TWIN LAES MOBILE OME ES





dWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA, 772.-d ead or alive, whether said unknown TAES CONDOMINIUM, according to
North GA & Western NC- brand new light & tire to be FORD F150- '78,Slant 6, Re- INTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR parties may claim enter estas the De aruA of C ondominiumthe-
Upi HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA sp m ouses, heisaeist athees orhoesecroeor
HEAD FOR THE MO UN- puton $200.(863)983-7457 built Trans & Motor. Needs PROBATE DIVIS LON other claimants; AND ALL OTHERS recorded in Official Recrd Bok
STAINS Call Mary Hedden, 38, Page 676, et. Seq., Public
RE/MAX Mt. Connection See TRIUMPH CLASSICdi1968- TLC $400. or best offer. FileNo.:05-144-CP WHOMITMAYCONCERN: RecordsofHendry County. Forida, to-
hundreds of listings at $2500, call for details (561)346-4646 IN RE: ESTATE OF YOU ARE NOTIFIEOthatan actionto ewit n e common elements
tg at 6 709SARAHDEA ROWELL iquiettitleDen on theeas cAommeoeanreminiumouit
ty.com; e-mail: sold@mary- YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off 1986. $4500 each or both for asmore
hedden.com. road, excel. cond. $1300 $8000. neg. (239)657-2114 NOTICETOCREDffITORS LOT 3, BLOCKJ: The Sothwest l/4 ofe an.
(863)763-4982o6(Summary Admlnltraton) the Southwest 1/4 eoftheNortheast 1/4 at public sale, to the highest and best
TN LAKESIDE MOUNTAIN A S A I of the Southeast 1/4,In Section 27, bidder, for cash, In front of the office






"W T W WETO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS on Townsi 43 South, Range 31 East of the Cler of the Circuit Court In the
ACREAGE Situated around a MITSUBISHI "88 2x4, mighty DEMA ANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES- t outh FlndHe County Courthouse (being 2
TN. 1/2 to 5 00 acre buildin head and battery, rest k. SummryAdminitration hs been en- the Southwest /4 of the Nothast /4 ry County, lorida, 11:00A.M.,
sites from the 40s. Planned IK$800 (863)805-8789 tered In the estate of SARAH BEA of the Southeast 1/4, in Section 27, ontr27thdiyofApril, 2006.
community amenities & di- ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand ROWELL, deceased, File Number Towns 43 South Range 31 East
Srect lake access. Owner: new, 10 hp, fits John Deere TONNEAU COVER- Fiberglass, 05-144-CP, by the Circuit Court for Heedtryounty, Flodida WTNESS my hand and the se ofthis
4(866)292-5769. .Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never For full size truck $600 or wunty3a t.M At m1/eyo d AfdtheofM h


"drive and house pad. Price naomeseand a realtpropertyd that/6 th e6


..-.*; '.. ~B ^! for someone in a recovery FoPoEDTRUCKABODY-re, orida33901 JUANMOiNAandNNUBIAMOUNA,
in, : p program or transportation for Muntedonsing ax 3488S wife and MARIA M QUINONES and
a singl parent famil Ma^;nual engine hoist,2$56 12416/06 FERNANDO EZANORNO,
asing le 'pe (n6)855y ball. $1000. (863)697-9704 DefenaOTICEts

5 2 '95, 2 dr, New tires Nice in- Very good shape, $375. at9:00am12 W.AvenueL, YOU ARE NOTIFIED thatan action to
side & out. Well maintained. (863)610-7588 Belle Glade, Florida Quiet Tile on the foowing property in
Hendry Florida:
SMOBILEHOMELOTS $1500. firm (863)214-1286 UTILITY TRAILER-6x8, Property of Sophia Prince: Lots12and, Block 26ofMontura
MOBILE HOME LOTS U$I3I I Hotpoint stove Ranch Estates First:Subdvionac
For Sale Buick Skylark Limited 1997- dumps, $300 Hopot ove cording to the Plat thiref, rcordedln n
Shiv Island & Pahokee 4dr sedan/6cyl, excel cond. (863)843-2495 Property of Carolyn Rolle: Plat Book 3, Pages 37 38, and 39 of
c be finance d $4100Refriratorstove,glasstable.cloth the P llc Records endry oun
(561)996-4524 canbe financed, $410 chairs, kid dresser, fireplace, vases Flori rda. Henry Coonty
(863)467 987w/artificialflower, threw pillows and Has filed against you, and you are re-
lothes. qredtosserveeoopyeofuo written
:Mobilen H ome CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN- 123868 CGS 3/30;c4/6/06defenses, ifany,to on Esiabeth A.
T he m ost i portant TRY 98,62K mIs. Good con- CHEVY- 3/4 Ton Van '88, 7 w sMerceret, Eq., Plainis attor
dion1wnr.oo$0LpEn m A.CE whose address Is 1800 West 49t
SA U edition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850 passenger, good tires, rides LEGAL NOTICE Ste332, Hah Flor da
20 m minutes of your day BEAUTIFUL 50X12 MH- Asking $5800.863-467-1301 good on hwy, $690 rntiotmadeifubyla o rst este Ha o
30x10FlaRmfullyfurn, deck, FORD TAURUS'89-Runs (863)673-078N#1G6CD1158K4290097 locatedat and e the oa with the clerk of
is the tim e spent reading f i u d rM ssamdrDOGthD GiscourtE RANt CARAVAbN- re tt r service on
patio, beautiful gardens, Must needs front & rear bumper DODGE GRAND CARAVAN- Erty w pll be forfeited, a Pwsmthe plaintiff's atthrbeforeImmedsatervce
1S is t tim s re dUing See 157 Meadowlark RV $800(863)612-5255 '96, Seats 7, NC, New tires owner's of Earl's Storage wll apply for eher; otherwise a default will be
Park, Ortona, $12,000 or best FORD TAURUS WAGON- '89, Runs Great. $2500. tofsad ntredagantyforthereefe-
ofeGORDTAyouSWAGO '896 $25001124127CBS, mandedlntheoeomplaint orletition.
ofe y r fr Good running car. $400. (863)357-6501 Aswerdue 1,
Wi th yourAn dch r fad, 2006.-9 7g r0ro7
How fast a (863)675-1907 DODGE RAM '89, 250, Con- Looldn ftor a place to DTEDnthe yoMarch,20
biruth to ag nirine.,. ,p GRAND MARQUIS-'92, Runs version Van High top, $6000 h111y1 'tYM111 Lmk m nSfoBy/lR eLCr
birth to age ninee It In the good,Needs brakes. $1000. firm 863)763- 214 or fo Lthe lAs oe
=, .claesnml s. or best offer. (863)763-2307 697-0 17 1ggd .12oo0s3/1s.2aa0:4i8o;/ r






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


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


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Pre-Owned Questions? Call 1-877-906-1658

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