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Serving America's Swe
Volume 81, Number 46


At a Glance

ER to temporarily
relocate
Starting on Friday, April 21,
at 5 p.m., the Emergency
Room at HRMC will be tem-
porarily relocated to the Out
Patient Department in order
for renovations. Please excuse
this short-term inconven-
ience. We will have signage in
place to direct traffic flow.

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.
Categories are cakes, pies,
cookies & brownies, s\\ee(
breads, candies, youth, and
"sweet creations" The
Friends of the LioiaiN are
hosting the contest this \ear
Contest forms can be picked
up at the Clewiston Librar.'
Recipes for your emnires are
being accepted no\x! E-mail
them to S% eel-
TasteRecipe@aol.con, lfax
them to (863) 98.3-919-1, or
mail them in care oat he
Clewiston Librar,, 120 W.
Osceola Ave., Cle%%iston,
Florida 33440.

SAC meeting
planned
The Clewiston Middle
School.Advisory Council \\ill
meet at 5:15 p.m. on Tues-
day, April 25, in the confer-
ence room in the administra-
tion building. All interested
are welcome and ercour-
'agedi"to'-attend~tLa P i xima
reunion del Con'se': Escolar
sera el marines 25 de abril a
las 5:15 pm en el Sal'n de
Conferencias del Edificio de
al Direccinri. Todos interesa-
dos son bienveridos para
asistir.

Christian Athletes
Banquet, Auction
Your are cordially invited
to attend the 2006 Fellowship
of Christian Athletes Banquet
and Silent Auction on.Thurs-
day, April,-27 at Sonny BBQ,
dinner at 6:30 p.m. Special
guest-speaker. Silent auction
with many incredible items.
Please RSVP to Jimmy or
Paula Pittman at day's'983-
5450 or evenings at 983-2373.

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

Lake Level


14.00
feet
above sea
level


Index.

Classifieds ...... 18-22
Opinion ........ .. .4
School ............. 9
Sports ....... ..... 13
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Thursday, April 20, 2006


More jobs may be coming


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Representa-
tives from City Mattress, a quick-
ly growing mattress retailer and
home furnishing company,
have expressed to the city of
Clewiston a desire to build a
54,000-square-foot manufactur-
ing plant.on a 10-acre site in
Clewiston.
Clewiston city commission-
ers unveiled the company's pre-
liminary plans to the public at


the regular meeting on April 17,
at which time they were sched-
uled to initiate an economic
incentive program that would
provide up to more than $1.7
million in incentives for City
Mattress to build a facility within
the city limits. However, the
commission tabled the program
in the absence of City Manager
Wendell Johnson, who was out
of town on family business.
Still, the commission
released details of the mattress


retailer's proposal to build a
manufacturing plant to produce
mattress and bedding products
to be marketed under the City
Mattress brand name.
According to a business pro-
file provided to city commis-
sioners, City Mattress currently
has seven retail showrooms in
Florida on both coasts, in addi-
tion to multiple stores in the
New York State area.
The target site, located in
what is known as the "Com-


John Yaun: City Attorney for 22 years, retires
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merce Park" a proposed
future site of a number of
incoming businesses is locat-
ed in large open areas south of
Aztec Avenue, east of the
Clewiston Golf Course and
extending towards Olympia
Street. The Commerce Park
includes large portions of the
closed Clewiston airport, at
which city public works servic-
es temporarily placed large vol-
umes of organic storm debris
after Hurricane Wilma. The


large mounds of debris, which
were reduced to mulch, have
since been removed.
The proposed facility is to
cover five acres, with a 54,000-
square-foot structure to house
the mattress production and
storage operations. Also, 4,000-
square feet have been designat-
ed for administrative space. The
estimated, price of the facility is
projected to be $5 to $6 million.
See Jobs -Page 12


City settles



land use issue


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON After an
additional month of research
and discussion about how to
handle nonconforming uses,
Clewiston city commissioners
held a public hearing and
voted unanimously to adopt
the ordinance that gave flexi-
bility to those in potential vio-
lation of city code.
City commissioners and
staff made use of last month's
delay in closing the issue by
compiling & concrete number
of specific nonconforming
properties and structures in
the city, and established a def-
inite need for the pending cify
. cctic'n beinb i 'cons der.d. ,.h
the crnm-siosn, as ail\ised
bt City Altlo ne\ John Yaun.
Over the past month,
Clewiston Asst. City Manager


INI/Bill Fabian
Clewiston Mayor Mali Chamness thanked longtime City Attorney John Yaun for his
years of service to the city. Since coming to provide counsel to the city commission, Mr.
Yaun has continued to serve the city for more than two decades.


Mr. Yaun retires from his post at the end of the month. Clewiston city staff and com-
missioners offered kind words and praise for his years of service, and wished Mr. Yaun
well during his retirement.


Iva Pittman conducted a sur-
vey of the city, identifying the
nonconforming uses and
potential nonconformities
existing on current lots in the
city. According to Ms.
Pittman's report, there are 503
nonconforming properties in
the city, 369 lots not meeting
the minimum requirements of
city inspectors, 47 houses that
did not have minimum square
footage, 37 houses in the
"industrial" district, 25 houses
in the "commercial" district,
four businesses in residential
areas, and 23 other miscella-
neous nonconformities.
Upon hearing the num-
bers, commissioners
expressed, a- reinforced need
ior the nonconforming use
ordinance, originally pro-
See Land Page 12


Gentlemen,


start your...beds


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON This year's
20th Annual Sugar Festival
will feature a plethora of
entertaining. and unique dis-
plays and activities, including
the Sweet Taste of Sugar
cook-off, the Tiger Slam ten-
nis tournament, dozens of
vendors, and big-time country
music stars headlining the
Sugar Festival stage, on April
22.
However, perhaps the
most unusual and potentially
entertaining event will be the
Bed Race, to be held by the
Hendry Regional Medical
Center Foundation. The race


is scheduled to begin at 10
a.m. on the day of the Sugar
Festival.
According to the. hospital,
teams have been formed -
from local schools, banks, the
radio station, and the hospital
- to participate in "a race to
the finish" as contestants (for
a $50 entrance fee) will push
hospital beds (assumed to be
rolling on wheels) and com-
pete for the fastest times.
Participants will be judged
not only for performance, but
for costumes worn by the rac-
ers during the event. Drivers
and other various competitors
See Race Page 12


Beloved CHS


teacher to retire


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Many stu-
dents of Clewiston High School
math teacher Johanna Huss have
gone on to become professionals
in math and sciences, studying
and working in fields such as
engineering, architecture,
finance, business and medicine.
Others have ventured to differ-
ent fields, such as law enforce-
ment, music, professional sports,
journalism or dance, but all have
undoubtedly taken .along with
them, an indelible impression
made by the beloved math
teacher who has served at CHS
for three decades.
Along with the news that two
more favorite faces at CHS, Cathy
Metz and Al Morrell, were also
retiring, Ms. Huss announced that
this year would be her final as a
math teacher and academic team


sponsor.
The departure of three incredi-
bly experienced and dedicated
educators is hard for any one
school to recuperate from, and it
is nearly impossible to replace the
years of experience among them.
With nearly 100 years of com-
bined experience, all at Clewiston
High School, these teachers have
become fixtures in the bedrock of
a faculty that has touched lives of
hundreds of students.
Teaching math subjects vary-
ing from ,Introductory areas like
algebra and geometry, to
advanced courses in. trigonome-
try and calculus, Ms. Huss has
been a prominent math teacher
and faculty member for as long as
many CHS students and gradu-
ates can remember.
"We would really like to hog-
See Teacher Page 12


Submitted to INI
Johanna Huss, who has announced her retirement at the end of this year, has been a
prominent math teacher and faculty member for as long as many CHS students and grad-
uates can remember. She is apparently looking forward to trying many new things in her
upcoming retirement.








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Obituaries


Mary Lou Moyer
Siewert
Mary Lou Moyer Siewert, 87,
passed away peacefully in the
Hurricane Rehabilitation and
Care Center -
March 31,
2006. Mary r
was born June
1, 1918 in
Alabama to
John Barnabus
and Emma Lee
St. John Moyer.
At the age Mary Lou
of six, her faried- Moyer Siewert
ily moved to
Melbourne, Fla. Mary graduated
from Melbourne High School.
Sher married the love of her life,
Walter Augustus Siewert, on April
3, 1937. They enjoyed life side-by-
side for 61 years. Walter and Mary
lived their married years in
Felactive mere, Clewiston and Fort
Pierce before moving to Freedom
Square Retirement Center in
Seminole, Florida in 1991. Mary
moved to The Meadows in St.
George, Utah in 2002 to be closer
to her daughters.
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
organization.
She was a gifted seamstress
and enjoyed sewing, quilting,
knitting, embroidering and cro-
cheting. Mary also enjoyed travel-
ing with her husband in the U.S.
and abroad. She enjoyed beauti-
ful music and could often be
found cooking or crocheting


while listening to classical or pop-
ular music. She will be remem-
bered as a talented, generous,
kind and loving Christ-like per-
son. All who knew and loved
Mary are better people for having
her in their lives.
Mary is survived by her daugh-
ters Elaine Hecker (Peter) of Lodi,
California, and Janet Morgan
(Pat) of Hurricane, Utah; and
grandchildren Eric Falk (Eleanor)
and Wade Falk of Edina, Minneso-
ta, Lauren Warren (David) of
Pleasanton, California, Chet Mor-
gan (Liz) of Spanish Fork and
Miles Morgan (Debbie) of Hurri-
cane; and nine great-grandchil-
dren. 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 people at The
Meadows, IHC Acute Rehab, Hur-
ricane Rehabilitation and Care
Center, Southern Utah Hospice,
and Dr. McDonald's office, who
gave Mary such professional and
tender care during the last few
months of her life.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at 11 a.m.
at the Hurricane Valley Mortuary,
located at 140 N. Main St. in Hur-
ricane, Utah. Visitations were on
Tuesday, April 4, 2006 from 9:30
to 10:30 a.m., at the same loca-
tion. Interment followed in the
Hurricane City Cemetery.
All arrangements are 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 www.spils-
burymortuary.com.


Engagement
r l 4


Dorothy (DOT)
Coleman
Mrs. Dorothy (DOT) Cole-
man, age 37, of Clewiston
passed away peacefully at her
home on Thursday, April 6, 2006
after an extended illness.
Mrs. Coleman was born on
April 15, 1968 in Pahokee to the
late Alphonse Coleman and
Ruby Preston.
She is survived by her loving
mother Ruby Preston and stepfa-
ther Willie James Preston of
Clewiston; grandmother Mrs.
Essie Mae Miles of Okeechobee;
eight sisters, Coreatha (Alex)
Wright of Valdosta, GA, Veronica
(Lucky) Miles of Fort Pierce,
Linda Coleman of Manchester,
Conn, Olivia Smith of Bristol,
Conn, Brenda Coleman,
Malqueen (James) Powell of
Clewiston, Detria Bellison,
Yvonne Hare of St. Matthews,
S.C.; 10 aunts, Dorothy Purnell
of Port St. Lucie, Nellie Harlpo of
Detroit, MI, Bessie Surratt of
New Britain, CT, Gail (Dori)
Exum of Rocky Hill, Conn,
Karen (Isiah) Griffen of Hartford,
Conn, Louvella (Ernest) Thomas
of St. Matthews, S.C., Corene
Champagine of Florence, S.C.,
Loraine McDuffie of Tampa, Fla.,
Clydic Martin of Indian Town,
Fla., Mary (Tit) Davis of Clewis-
ton; six uncles, Scott (Debra)
Edney, of N.B., CT, Larry
(Valerie) Miles of Plainville, CT.
Harry L. Preston, Simon L. Pre-
ston of Clewiston, David L. Pre-
ston, Daniel L. Preston of ST.
Matthews, S.C. and a host of
other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held
Saturday, April 15, 2006 at the
New Bethel AME Church in
Clewiston Reverend Conrad
Jenkins, Pastor. The Reddick
Funeral Home in Clewiston
was in charge of all arrange-
ments.
Philip Thornton Haire
Philip Thornton Haire, 84 of
Clewiston, died Tuesday, April
11, 2006, in West Palm Beach,
FL. He was born April 16, 1921,
in Paris, Ontario, Canada, to
Arthur Stanley Haire and Leora
Charlotte Howe. After the death


of his father, he moved to Grand
Rapids, Michigan, where he was
raised by his cousin, May Patter-
son.
He joined the United States
Marine Corps and served in the
Pacific Theater (Guadalcanal,
Okinawa, and Guam) during
World War II and received both
the Purple Heart and a Bronze
Star. After receiving an Honor-
able Discharge from the Corps in
1946, he began working as a
radio sales executive selling
radio time to advertisers. His
sales career took him on the
road and he worked for radio
stations in California, Wyoming,
Colorado, South Dakota, Idaho,
and Kansas. In 1950 he moved
to the Glades area and began his
long association with WSWN
serving in the capacity as sales-
man, sports announcer, copy-
writer, and finally, Vice Presi-
dent/General Manager. He was a
member of the First United
Methodist Church of Clewiston;
he was a 32nd degree Mason
and a member of the Scottish
Rite; he was a Rotarian and a
member of the American
Legion.
He is survived by his wife of
36 years, E. Marie (Law) Haire of
Clewiston; daughters Tammy
Garrett (Mickey) and Crystal
McCray (Mabry), all of Clewis-
ton; son Kirk Carlson of St.
Augustine, FL.; Grandchildren
Adam Haire, Keegan Garrett,
Joel McCray, Noah McCray, and
Caroline McCray, all of Clewis-
ton; brother William Haire
(May) and three nephews, all of
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He
was preceded in death by his
son Kurt Emmanuel Haire.
Funeral services were held
Friday, April 14, 2006 at 10 a.m.
at the First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston. Interment
followed at Ridgelawn Cemetery
in Clewiston immediately fol-
lowing the service. Family
received friends at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home in Clewiston
Thursday, April 13, 2006 from 2-
4 p.m. and again from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Phil Haire
Memorial Scholarship Fund,
Bank of Belle Glade, 108 SE
Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL.


Byrd graduates Basic


Water Support Course


Submitted to INI/Ellen Smith
Miranda Nichole Humphries and Samuel Ryan Marsalis.


Humphries

- Marsalis
Jerry and Ellen Smith and
Michael and Becky Humphries
would like to announce the
upcoming marriage of Miranda


Nichole Humphries to Samuel
Ryan Marsalis, son of Gene and
Becky Marsalis of McComb,
Mississippi.
They will be married in Hatties-
burg, MS and will reside in
McComb, MS. Miranda will be
graduating from the University of
Southern Mississippi in the fall and
Sam is a fireman in McComb, MS.


Michael S. Byrd,'son of Paula
Lascher of Fort Myers, Fla. and
LW Byrd, Jr. of Labelle, Fla.,
recently graduated from the
Basic Water Support Technician
Course while assigned as a stu-
dent to Marine Corps Engineer
School, Camp Lejeune, NC. Byrd
and fellow students received
instruction in subjects such as
maintenance management,
plumbing, military water supply
and field sanitation. Upon com-
pletion of the course, graduates
are qualified to perform tasks
expected of a basic water sup-
port technician.


SAVE


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owl"'


Byrd is a 2003 graduate of
Labelle High School of Labelle,
Fla. and joined the Marine Corps
in July 2005.


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Thursday, April 20, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Lake Okeechobee fights for its life


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
LAKE OKEECHOBEE -
Politicians, wildlife experts, busi-
nessmen and locals continue to
focus their attention on the 730
sq. mile lake named Lake Okee-
chobee (Seminole for big
water). The beautiful lake was
once home to a multitude of
wildlife from alligators and
waterfowl to largemouth bass,
blue gill, specks and numerous
other fish. Its bounty was essen-
tial to the economy of the city
and county. But now the lake is
in trouble. After years of mis-
management, neglect and natu-
ral disasters, the fish population
is dwindling.
At a summit held on Jan. 13,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) discussed the decline in
the fish population of Lake
Okeechobee with anglers, busi-
ness owners and biologists.
As reported in February, the
FWC took 66 electro fishing
samples of largemouth bass at
different areas around the lake in
areas such as Harney Pond,
Fisheating Bay, Tin House Cove,
Indian Prairie Canal, Horse
Island, King's Bar, Cody's Cove
and J&S Fish Camp.
They took a lake-wide trawl in
27 primarily open-water areas
such as Taylor Creek, Nubbin
Slough, the open water south of
the Pass, the shiner traps and the
open water out from Horse
Island for other species of fish
during the month of October.
Their findings are far from posi-
tive.
"We picked up the lowest
number of black crappie since
the program started in 1973,"
said Jon Fury, FWC South'
Region freshwater fisheries
administrator, about their recent
trawl samples on the lake. "Our
capture rate of black crappie
larger than 8 inches was 25,
times lower than average."
Recent electro fishing sam-
ples done around the lake in
October 2005 also show a lack of
baby or, "young-of-the-year"
bass which indicates a poor
reproduction rate for bass.
"We collected one young-of-
the-year bass in 16 hours of elec-
tro fishing, which is startling,"
Mr. Fury said. "Following the
lake recession and drought in
2000, we collected 163 young-of-
the-year bass."
When asked what could be
done to save the lake, local FWC
biologist Don Fox stated, "There
is no short term solution. There
is too much water and too much
damage to the habitat for a short
term fix.
"What we need is several
years of ideal conditions such as
lower lake: levels; good weather
conditions;, and, the political
wheel to operate in such a way
as to help the lake. We're going
to have to' become extremely
restrictive on crappie limits. As
for the bass, they are not current-
ly in as much danger as crappies,
but should still be monitored
closely," he added.
Information presented by Mr.
Fox included notable trawl
totals. In trawls performed
between 1988 and 1991 the dom-
inant species in the lake includ-
ed threadfin shad, bluegill, black
,crappie, Florida gar, gizzard
shad, white catfish and red ear
sunfish. The average number of
fish collected was 6,052 with an
average of 11.21 fish per minute
collected. The average number
of threadfin shad was 2,992 and
the average, number of black
crappie being 2,037. The average
weight of the crappies was
80.39(g).
In the trawl performed in
October 2005 the samples
changed dramatically. The domi-
nant species are now black crap-
pie, white catfish, channel cat-
fish, Florida gar, bluegill and
threadfin shad. The total number
of fish collected was 1,145 with
an average number of fish col-
lected per minute of 2.12. The
number of threadfin shad had


dropped to 80 and the average
number of black crappie had
dropped to 482. Their average
weight had plummeted to
9.589(g). The drop in shad is
particularly alarming as they are
an important part of the crap-
pie's food chain.
According to the recent press
release, based on biologists'
experience from the past, they
expect the recovery of aquatic
vegetation and sport fish popula-
tions to be a multi-year process.
Mr. Fox's findings have
brought to light the issues that
those who depend on the lake
for their livelihood have known
for years.
Mary Ann Martin, owner of
Roland Martin's Marina in
Clewiston, has seen the lake
change over the years.
"The quality and quantity of
fishing on this lake has definitely
declined," she said. "The south
end of the lake is worse than the
northern end. It is nothing but
muck and mud down here. Tour-
nament anglers ate mainly fish-
ing in the Moonshine Bay area
because that's the only place
where there's fresh, clean water.
Crappie fishing has collapsed
and bass fishing has declined
dramatically because there just
is no clear water."
When asked about the eco-
nomic impact of the poor lake
conditions she said, "The eco-
nomic impact is devastating. A
lot of my long-time customers
are stating that they won't be
back next season because of the
condition of the lake and the dra-
matic decline of fish in the lake."
Ms. Martin predicted that
within the next two years, there
will be no crappie left in the lake.
"There's nothing left for them
to eat. They're not spawning and
soon there won't be any (crap-
pie) left. Additionally, with the
natural food chain destroyed, all
pan fishermen will be gone with-
in the next two years. There's
simply no fish left for them. The
figures speak for themselves.
The state of Florida better wake
up. In 2003 the economic impact
of recreation fishing in Florida
was $7.8 billion. Non-resident
anglers were numbered at I mil-
lion. Retail sales contributed to
fishing were $4.3 million."
The decline in the fish popu-
lation is already being felt locally.
-Several bait shops have already
closed. Owners of those that
remain open are worried.
Bubba Helton who, along
with his wife Margaret, own Gar-
rard's Bait and Tackle Shop, has
seen a significant drop in the
number of crappie fishermen.
He is worried about the future of
the lake because it directly affects
his business and his family.
"We need to have the lake
dropped to 10 feet and have it'
done now. Then it needs to be
kept that low so that we get
some grass to grow on the bot-
tom," said Mr. Helton. "Crappie
need grass to spawn and there is
none. The lake has become a
pure mud hole. I've even seen a
drop in bass, and you can see by
the weights that are being
brought in at the bass tourna-
ments that there is a problem.
"You can thank South Florida
Water Management and the
Corps of Engineers for this mess.
-We tried to tell them even before
the hurricanes that we had a
problem with the lake level, but
they wouldn't listen to us locals.
It's going to take help from those
who come here to fish and spend
money to get their attention, and
we need the help as soon as pos-
sible," he continued."
."If we don't take care of the
habitat, there will be no fish,"
stated Mr. Fox. "The lake is so
muddy that plants won't grow.


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Sam Baggett of the Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers bass fishing
club had a good day recently on the troubled Lake Okee-
chobee as shown by the lunker he brought in.


Long-time angler Pat Dravo displayed one of the bass he and
partner Terry Frisenda brought to the weigh-in scale at a
recent tournament at the Okee-Tantie Campground and Mari-
na located at the northern end of Lake Okeechobee. The two
anglers' two-day total weight of 41.93 lbs. earned them first
place in the tournament.


People have to get united and
become involved if they want
this turned around. I'm worried
that there will be no lake for my
grandchildren to enjoy if some-
thing is not done to correct the
situation and preserve one of
Florida's true natural resources."
Mrs. Martin agrees with Mr.,
Helton. "The Corps of Engineers
has a limited window of oppor-
tunity right now to help the lake.
They must continue to discharge
water to drop the lake levels
before we come out of the dry
season and into the rainy and
hurricane seasons. The lake is
like a patient in intensive care
and is just being sustained.
Something has to be done. As
long as the lake is dirty the estu-
aries are not healthy," she said.
Jim Dorris of Lake Okee-
chobee Bait and Tackle stated,
"This time last year it wasn't this
bad. The lake is so muddy that
crappies can't survive."
Jerry Stewart of Slim's Fish
Camp in Belle Glade said, "The
dynamite holes are not clearing
up. The lake is nothing but mud.


Bass can adapt, but crappies like
cleaner water. The water level is
getting down, but we need it
dropped more. In my opinion,
officials need to suspend spray-
ing. There is already a foot of
sediment helping to choke out
the vegetation. We certainly
don't need more dead vegeta-
tion. Just let Mother Nature take
its course. Spraying is an issue by
itself. It causes a lot of problems
and the lake doesn't need more
right now. Lake Okeechobee is
one of the best fisheries in the
world and we have to take care
of it. Mother Nature will do her
part, but we have to give her a
hand."
But, even as figures continue
to come in showing major
declines in the fish population
and the water quality does not
improve, the lake seems to be
telling a tale of its own. At two
local bass tournaments last
weekend, bass ranging from
1.78 lbs. to 8.69 lbs. were pulled
in from different areas around
the lake proving that there is still
life in the big lake.


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Letter to the Editor


What it means
to be loyal
Loyalty "the state,
quality...of being loyal...alle-
giance"
Loyalty-- "true allegiance to a
constituted authority...govern-
ment, etc."
I am proud to be an American.
I am loyal to America.
Dear editor:
On May 1, Loyalty Day, we cel-
ebrate our pride in America. On
Loyalty Day we demonstrate our
patriotism.
America's men and women in
uniform have volunteered to pro-
tect our nation, defend freedom
and liberate the oppressed. Their
service and sacrifices are a testa-
ment to their love for America and
the belief that all have a right to
live as free people.
Our freedom is unique and we
take pride in our freedom. Ameri-
ca was built on the ideal to main-
tain liberty among all men and


women. America is the "land of
the free"...freedom of religion, of
speech, of assembly, freedom of
choice. We can choose to begin a
career or to go on to higher edu-
cation, can choose to have 1 child
or adopt 4, we can choose
between different political parties
and platforms. We should never
take these freedoms for granted.
Many fear America's strength and
Americans loyalty and they want
to destroy it, as they tried in the 9-
11 terrorist attacks.
Loyalty Day is a special day,
especially to the VFW and Ladies
Auxiliary. On this day in 1930
demonstrations were held to off-
set Communists rallies and May
Day ceremonies in countries that
denied freedom, But in 1958,
thanks to the unceasing efforts of
the VFW, Congress designated
May 1 as "Loyalty Day"
Everyday, and in particular on
Loyalty Day, flags are flown on all
government buildings, business-
es and homes to show our pride
and loyalty to America. Since 9-11


patriotism has swept our nation.
How will the youth of today
learn to be loyal if they have no
understanding of what it means
to be loyal to our country and
what our men and women in uni-
form sacrificed for our democracy
and freedom? How will the youth
of today learn what must be done
to uphold and protect our free-
dom? We must teach what loyal-
ty and patriotism mean to us and
we must promote in every child
loyalty, love of country and patri-
otism. The children of today will
be the leaders of tomorrow and
will need to keep our country
strong and free. We must teach
our youth the history of our coun-
try's beginning and struggles to
be free. We must teach our youth
that a price was paid, sometimes
the ultimate price of life, by the
veterans who have fought to pre-
serve our way of life. The VFW &
Ladies Auxiliary is committed to
teaching our youth what it means
to be a proud American, by hon-
oring our fallen veterans, taking


care of veterans and their families,
showing respect for our flag and
pledging our allegiance, voting in
elections, helping the homeless,
sponsoring the Voice of Democra-
cy, Patriots Pen Essay Contest and
Patriotic Art Contest in our
schools. You and I must be posi-
tive role models.
Loyalty Day is a time to say
thanks to all veterans, past, pres-
ent and future. Thank you for
demonstrating your loyalty by
your service to our country and
thank you to all citizens for show-
ing your patriotism and support-
ing our men and women in uni-
form, wherever they may be
stationed.
Let us all work together to
show the world that we are proud
of our country and the freedoms
we enjoy. WE ARE PROUD TO BE
AMERICANS I AM PROUD TO BE
AN AMERICAN.
Respectfully Submitted,
Linda Meier, President
Ladies Auxiliary VFW 4185
Clewiston


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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. What is up
with the fleas! Are they indestruc-
tible these days or what! I have
tried everything, and nothing has
worked well for months. Tell me
Doc, what
does a. dog
have to do
around here th :
get flea free
Bark at you
soon! Harry
the Hound
from Belle
Glade.
A: Dear Doc
Harry the Savvy
Hound, I think
I may be able to help. You poor
doggie! I do know the, fleas have
been very tough lately. Many of,
my clients, and patients feel the
same way you do. There is relief
Harry the Hound, but it's going to
take some work. Follow these rec-
ommendations and I think you
will be wagging your tail with joy!
All of these recommendations
have to be done the same day,
and repeated in two, and four
weeks. There are three areas,
which have to be treated: The pet,
the home, and the yard.
1. The Pet: Administer a pill
you can get from your vet called
Capstar. This will kill all fleas on
your pet right away. It's very safe,
affordable, and approved for use
in dogs and cats. Next, use a good
quality flea shampoo to give your
pet a bath and yes, this means
bathe your cat too. Don't forget to


trim the nails and clean the ears.
Towel or blow drying gets
those dead fleas out of the fur. If
bathing is not your personal forte,
then see if your vet can help. After
the pet is completely dry, adminis-
ter a veterinary flea topical prod-
uct. Currently the' most affective
product out on the market for flea
prevention is Advanlix for dogs,
and Avantage for cats. K9 Advan-
tix repels and kills ticks including
those that may transmit Lyme dis-
ease, repels and kills 98-100 per-
Scent of fleas within 12 hours after
application. Repels and kills mos-
quitoes too! And yes, you still
need to use heartworm preven-
tion!. Advantage has the same;
wvonderlul flea properties for cats,
but none of the tick and mosquito
controls.
2. The Home: Have your home
treated for fleas by either your reg-
ular pest control company, or see
about do it yourself products,
Make sure, however, if you do it
yourself you are very careful not
to use anything that can harm
your pels!
3. The Yard: The perimeter of
the home is the best part of the
outside to treat for flea control. If
you are able to have the entire
yard treated, that would be even
better.
Ok Harry! Hope that gets the
job done! Take care, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your 'pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com, and check
out your answers weekly in The
Pet Corner.


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
One theme presented in the
gospel of Judas isn't really new.
Years ago, I recall reading the
Last Tempta-
tion of Christ
by a Greek
orthodox arch- .
bishop who '
was inhibited -
from further
ministry for
writing the
book. He sug-
gested that SamuelS.
Judas was the Thomas
only disciple
who had character while the rest
were wishy-washy and lacked
strength to really be decisive.
The book was made into a
movie by Hollywood, which
took liberties with the story and
did a Hollywood version that I
didn't find true to the book at all.
The author suggested that the
last temptation was for Jesus to
come down from the cross, give
up the messiah stuff, go home
and enjoy a steak with his


friends, let the children bounce
on his knee and savor just how
good life really was.
I was a temptation because,
in fact, there is something good
and blessed by God about this
life. While I haven't read the
Judas gospel yet, it presents and
old recurring theme. I hear it
suggests that, in. actuality, Jesus
and Judas were good friends. It
apparently infers (or perhaps,
states) that Jesus put Judas up to
the betrayal. That's what seems
to be shocking to many that
Judas might in reality be a "good
guy" after all.
I worked for a senior minister
who used to defend Judas every
year during his Lenten series -
one of his parishioners referred
to him as "Perry Mason", saying
that one of these years he was
bound to get Judas off and found
innocent of 2,000 years of being
despised. Like many discoveries
that have been found over the
years, it may be that we really get
nothing new out of them. The
Gospel of Judas, as I have heard
it, doesn't present much new to
those who dedicate their lives to


studying scriptures.
We get some insights, as we
did from The Dead Sea Scrolls,
but not much is revealed nor is
anything likely to change what is
already known. The real answer
may be to go back and look at
how the bible came to be "The
Bible". That's something that not
everybody does and something
that needs to be done if we are to
understand why some "gospels"
were included while others were
rejected.
By the end of the second cen-
tury, early church fathers sought
to know if the potential books of
the bible to be included were
consistent with what was hand-
ed down from antiquity or not. If
the book was known to be of ori-
gin of the Apostles, it would be
included, but if the origin was
doubtful, it would not be a part
of the bible. Those closest to the
time of the New Testament era
and who likely knew of the many
"gospels". that were around,
made a God-guided choice that
resulted in our bible as we know
it. What then is the value of the
newly-reveled gospel of Judas? It


hints at what is revealed in scrip-
tures already.
There is that passage in the
Gospel .of John (chapter 13,
verse 27); "What you are going
to do, do quickly." Jesus knew
what was to come someone
was to be the instrument of the
betrayal, Judas was that instru-
ment. Jesus didn't say, "Don't
you dare!" or "If you do, God will
get you!" or "You'll never get
away with it."
Jesus, of course, knew what it
was to mean, but there didn't
seem to be any recrimination or
guilty feelings inflicted. Jesus'
comments on that kind of think-
ing was, "Father, forgive them,
for they know not what they do."
Instead, it seems Judas could
still be within the realms of
Jesus' love. In fact, we've always
felt that nobody, but nobody
would be beyond God's love and
grace. A new discovery only
serves to make that suggestion
once more that even those we
might consider beyond God's
love, even those whom we
would reject may make it after
all. That's good news!


Remembering the legacy of Phil Haire


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
My friend Phil passed last
week. Some said that his illness
had finally won. I know differ-
ently. His ill-
ness was the '
cross that
finally cruci-
fled him, but
because of his
faith, the ill-
ness was not
the victor.
On his
funeral card John
was the fol- Hicks
lowing: Termi-l
nal illness is limited. It cannot
cripple love. It cannot corrode
faith, it cannot eat away peace
and it cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship, it cannot
shut out memories, it cannot
silence courage, and it cannot
invade the soul. It cannot reduce
eternal life. It cannot quench the
Spirit. It cannot lessen the' power
of the resurrection.
Phil was a living example that
while you cannot deny that you


have the disease, you can deny
despair from taking control. Phil
was a resurrection man. His
funeral was on Good Friday, his
birthday was on Easter Sunday.
He celebrated it in heaven.
Somehow, I think he knew he
would. Somehow, even in the
midst of his suffering, he celebrat-
ed his relationship with his Lord.
We can embrace suffering as
Christ did on the cross because
we know that the cross is not the
end of the matter. There's some-
thing better coming.
A number of years ago, Phil
shared with me the story about a
woman who had been diag-
nosed with cancer and was
given three months to live. Her
doctor told her to start making
her final preparations, so she
contacted her pastor to discuss
certain aspects of her final wish-
es. They planned which songs
she wanted sung at the service,
what Scriptures she would like
read and what she wanted to be
wearing. The woman then told
her pastor that she wanted to be
buried with her favorite Bible in


her left hand'and with a fork in
her right.
When the pastor questioned
her last request, the woman
explained that in all her life of
attending church socials and
functions where food was
involved, her favorite part was
when whoever was clearing
away the dinner dishes would
lean over and say, "You can keep
your fork."
She said it was her favorite
part because she knew that
something better was coming -
cake or pie or something great
was about to be given to her. So
she wanted to be buried with a
fork in her hand to let everyone
know that they should keep their
forks, too, because something
better was coming.
At the funeral, people walked
by the woman's casket and saw
the pretty dress she was wear-
ing, her favorite Bible, and the
fork placed in her right hand.
Over and over, the pastor heard
the question, "What's with the
fork?"
During his message, the pas-


tor told the people of the conver-
sation he had with the woman
shortly before she died. He told
them about the fork and about
what it meant to her. He also
shared that he, like many there,
would never be able to look at a
fork again without remembering
this woman and her inner assur-
ance that something better was
coming.
I believe Phil was a fork in the
hand kind of person. In this life
we are going to have hardships
and sickness and even terminal
illness. As Christians, however,
we can anchor ourselves in the
promise that something better is
coming. Every time you see a
fork let it be a reminder of this
promise.
In the meantime, let us also
embrace the promise that God
through Christ is with us to help
us with what we are going
through right now. We are not
alone. With Him, we can make
it. Praise be to God for the victo-
ry we have through Jesus Christ
and the assurance we have
through His love!


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The measure is similar to an
amendment to a supplemental
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this month by the Senate Appro-
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mental bill also contains funding
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The Senate and Peterson bills
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farmers who had at least a 35 per-


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weather in 2005. Payment rate
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established price for the crop.
The 95 percent crop value cap
and deduction for crop insurance
indemnities would be removed.
The Emergency Disaster Assis-
tance Act of 2006 also will assist
farmers who were overwhelmed
by energy prices that spiked fol-
lowing last year's hurricanes.
Energy-related farm expenses
increased by more than $6 billion
last year compared to the previ-
ous year, which reduced farm
income.
The bill has attracted 25 origi-
nal co-sponsors including Flori-
da's Mark Foley and Allen Boyd.


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Glades County Sheriff Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
report are not an indication of
guilt. Anyone wishing to contact
the newspaper upon final disposi-
tion of their case, may do so for
publication.
April 9
Juliana Ramos, 31, of LaBelle,
was arrested by Detective Richard
Jones on the charges of aggravated
assault and crime against person
that could not cause death. She
was later released' on a $35,000
surety bond.
Hardi Driggers, 23, of Lakeport,
was arrested by Deputy Richard
Ermeri on the charges of DUI;
refuse to accept citation and crimi-
nal mischief. He was later released
on a $4,000 cash bond.


April 10
Lawrence Steger, 65, of Ortona,
was arrested by Deputy Bryan
Enderle on the charge of DWLS. He
was later ROR'ed.
April 11
Wayne Osceola, 28, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by SPD Offi-
cer Goodman on the charge of
DWLS. He remains in custody with
bond set at $7,000.
Wayne Osceola, 28, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by Deputy
Steven McKinley on an active war-
rants from Broward County and
Escambia County. He remains in
custody without privilege of bond.
Alex Shimake, 48, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by SPD Offi-
cer Jackson on the charges of


DWLS with knowledge, resisting
arrest without violence and refusal
to sign/accept summons. He
remains in custody with bond set at
$5,000.
April 14
Dean Lantz, 42, of Lakeport,
was arrested by Detective Mike
Pepitone on a Writ of Bodily attach-
ment. He was later released on a
$1,660 purge.
Curtis Hardy, Jr., of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by Deputy
Queenie Bell on an active warrant
for FTA. He was later released on a
$5,000 surety bond.
April 15
Michael Knotek, 53, of LaBelle,
was arrested by Sgt. Don Salo on


the charge of Battery and false
imprisonment. He was later
released on a $2,000 cash bond.
Gerald Peterson, 43, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on the charges of bur-
glary and petit theft. He remains in
custody with bond set at $26,000.
Ariel Sanchez, 19, of Clewiston,
was arrested by Deputy Jason
Griner on the charges of posses-
sion of cocaine, possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams and smuggle
contraband into detention facility.
He was later released on a $5,500
surety bond.
Lenson Jones, 52, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Steven McKinley on the charge of
aggravated assault (domestic vio-
lence). He was later ROR'ed.


Be careful of the jury duty scam


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son has alerted consumers to a
growing identity theft scam in
which con artists posing as court-
house workers claim that the per-
son being called has failed to
report for jury duty.
The scam has been reported in
11 states, although it is unclear
whether or not it has surfacedin
Florida, officials say.
"If you get such a call, hang up
and avoid providing any personal
or financial information over the


phone," Mr. Bronson said. "Court
workers don't call on the phone
to inform you that you've missed
a jury duty summons."
The scam typically involves a
call from a person posing as a
court worker as a result of the per-
son's failure to appear for jury
duty. When the intended victim
protests and reports that they've
never received a summons to
report for jury duty, they are asked
for a social security number, a
date of.birth and sometimes even
a bank account number.
Providing that information


enables the scam artist to clean
out the consumer's bank account
and open up other accounts,
obtain credit cards and establish
other lines of credit inthe victim's
name, Mr. Bronson warned.
"This is a particularly insidious
fraud because most people take
jury duty seriously and naturally
would want to clear up any mis-
understanding about whether
they failed to show up for it as
quickly as possible," Mr. Bronson
said. "Such a call would under-
standably upset most people,
especially with the threat of arrest,


Be aware and report child abuse


TALLAHASSEE The Flori-
da Department of Health joins,
agencies and organizations
across the country in recogniz-
ing April as Child Abuse Preven-
tion Month.
"Child abuse and neglect is
an issue that involves all Floridi-
ans," said Deputy Secretary of
Health for Children's Medical
Services (CMS), Joseph J.
Chiaro, M.D. "This is a time for
everyone to realize their part in
creating a statewide environ-
ment where children are nur-
tured, supported, and safe."
The Department of Health
recognizes that members of the
medical field have a critical role
to play in the identification and
prevention of ...child abuse.
Ph sicians and othrCi ihealihcale
service providers are uniquely
qualified to notice even the
smallest physical or mental
changes in a child. This vigi-
lance leads to earlier detection
and reporting of potential abuse
cases.
Additionally, research shows


that childhood abuse has the
potential for major health
impacts through adulthood,
making the role of the physician
even more critical to ensuring
the development of healthy
adults.
Through CMS and other
agency divisions, DOH is
demonstrating our commit-
ment to the prevention of child
abuse, abandonment and neg-
lect. The CMS Child Protection
Teams provide multidisciplinary
assessment services to children
and families involved in child
abuse and neglect investiga-
tions. They conduct medical
evaluations, provide diagnosis,
-medical consultations, nursing
assessments, forensic and spe-
cialized interviews, family psy-
chosocial assessments, psycho-
logical evaluations, and provide
a variety of child abuse and neg-
lect training for family members
and professionals.
Child Abuse Prevention
Month was initially proclaimed
, in 1982 by President Ronald


Regan. The symbol of child
abuse awareness is the blue rib-
bon. Originating in Virginia in
1989, a grandmother of a three-
year-old boy who died from his
mother's abusive boyfriend tied
a blue ribbon to her van as a
symbol of her personal commit-
ment to the prevention of child
abuse.
This month, child abuse pre-
vention materials will be avail-
able at Child Protection Team
offices and County Health
Departments across the state.
Additionally, Secretary Francois
will participate in the Prevent
Child Abuse Florida's Child
Abuse Prevention Month press
conference at ,10!00 on.Taesday,
April 4, in the Capitol Courtyard.
For more information, visit the
DOH Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us and select
Children's Medical Services
from the drop down menu or
visit www.cms-kids.com.


and catch them off guard."
The scam reportedly has sur-
faced in New York, Minnesota, Illi-
nois, Colorado, Oklahoma and
other states in recent years, and
authorities are concerned that it
will spread.
It is yet another example of
how con artists try to rip off con-
sumers.
People need to always remem-
ber to avoid giving any personal
or financial information over the
telephone to anyone whose iden-
tity they have not verified, Mr.
Bronson said.

Florida

urges early

vaccinations
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is urging horse owners to
vaccinate their horses against East-
ern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and
West Nile Virus as mosquito sea-
son gets under way. Four cases of
EEE have already been confirmed
in Florida since January, one as
recently as this week, even though
the first cases are not usually seen
until May.
Mr. Bronson says the majority of
cases can be prevented through
proper vaccinations and boosted
'shots against mosquito-borne ill-
nesses and he is reminding horse
owners that now is the time to take
action.
So far this year EEE has been
confirmed in horses in Columbia,
Duval, Marion and Levy counties,
all of which were fatal.


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Kissimmee Prairie


Whooping Cranes, the tallest of
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nearly 5 feet tall. Their wingspan
measures between 7 and 8 feet
(compared to the Sandhill Crane's
just over 3 foot height and seven
foot wingspan). Males weigh 16
pounds, and females weigh 14
pounds. The average nesting terri-
tory for a pair of whooping cranes
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Wildlife conservation Commission
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migratory flock of whooping
cranes that inhabits central Florida
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whooping cranes, which winters in
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In central Florida Whooping
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and on through May. Most nests
contain two eggs; occasionally,
nests contain only one egg, and
rarely three. Most pairs raise only
one chick; whooping cranes rarely
succeed in raising two chicks.
Whooping Cranes mate for life, but
they will take a new mate after loss
of the original. The pair will return
to use and defend the same nesting
and wintering territory year after
year.
Initially, chicks are cinnamon
brown; by four months of age
emerging white, adult-like feathers
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can fly when they are two to three
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drainage, and humans hunted the
birds and collected their eggs-all
of which contributed to the popula-
tion decline.
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20th century, and there are records
of Whooping Cranes in Florida
until the 1930s.
Migratory and non-migratory
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(learned) or innate (genetically dic-
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to confuse other large white
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To tell the birds apart, look for the
amount of black on the wing.
Whooping Cranes have black only
on the wing tip, while White Peli-
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School Happenings


Eastside
Elementary School
Eastside Elementary had a
great time at their World's Fair
Carnival on Saturday, April 8. We
would like to thank all of the par-
ents and teachers for working so
hard to make this carnival a
great success. All of the children
who attended had a great time,
and won some really neat
prizes. Saturday was a busy day
for most people because of
baseball pictures and other
commitments, but thank you so
much for taking the time to
come out to the carnival and
supporting the students of East-
side.
Some of the activities the stu-
dents were able to participate in
were fossil racing where stu-
dents had to put together 3-D
puzzles of reptiles such as croc-
odiles and snakes. Students
were also able to participate in a
flamingo toss where they had to
toss a ring around a flamingo's
body to win a prize. There was
also a duck pond and ice fishing
for students to participate in.
Sports were also involved with
the activities such as soccer and
putt-putt golf. Many students
enjoyed getting their faces paint-
ed with different designs. It was
really a fun time for all in atten-
dance. Again, thanks to every-
one who helped make this day
possible.
There will be no school on
Friday, April 14 and Monday,
April 17 due to Easter. We hope
everyone has a great Easter and
we will see you at school on
Tuesday, April 18.
Progress reports for the final
nine weeks will go out on
Wednesday, April 19. Please
check with your child to be sure
they bring home their progress
reports. If you would like to


meet with your child's teacher,
please call the school to arrange
a time. There are only five weeks
left in the school year, and the
students are getting tired, but
please encourage them to con-
tinue to "plug along." It is very
important that students read for
at least 20 minutes each night.
Success in reading comes from
repeated practice.
Central
Elementary School
Winners of the St. Patties Day
Art Contest at the Clewiston Dri-
ver License Office. The entries
are from Central Elementary
Kindergarten classes.
Pictured are Eric Hunter,
Johnny Tillman, Emily Macedo,
Hector Chavez and Brisa Maga-
na. Other winners not pictured
are Soraya Martinez, Jade Bryan,
Anthony Laswon, Marco
Figueroa and Ramero and Jesus
of Ms. McCorvey's class.
Clewiston Driver License
Office and Central Elementary
are having an Art Contest each
month. The art will be on display
in the Driver License Office.
Easter Bunnies submitted by the
1st grade classes and Easter
Eggs submitted by third grade
classes are on display now.
Clewiston
Middle School
The 4-H Tropicana Speech
Contest was held at Clewiston
Middle School on Aprill2. The
winners as pictured left to right
are: Whitney Irey, Alternate;
Erica Hegley, 2nd place; Dennis
Torres, 3rd place; Ms. Plouffe,
Language Arts teacher; and
Evan Ghidella, First place win-
ner. Congratulations to all of the
students who participated in the
contest.


Submitted to INI
St. Patrick Day Art contest winners: Eric Hunter, Johnny Till-
man, Emily Macedo, Hector Chavez and Brisa Magana. Other
winners not pictured are Soraya Martinez, Jade Bryan,
Anthony Laswon, Marco Figueroa and Ramero and Jesus of
Ms. McCorvey's class.


Submitted to INI/Susan Jones
The 4-H Tropicana Speech contest winners.


School Briefs


Safe and Smart
Futures
The Safe and Smart Futures and
Title I Supplement Educational Ser-
vices Programs are continuing to
operate after school at Clewiston
Middle School through mid- May.
Please call 983-1530 for additional
information (Los programs de
Title I despues de escuela coritinu-
an operar hasta a mediados de
Mayo. Llame por favor a CMS al
983-1530 paramas information).
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.
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@thesignatureofservice
cornn
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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 informa-
tion contact Patrick Coleman at
(863) 983-1300 from 8:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. Mon-Fri.


Fun project
The Clewiston Public Library is
proud to announce a fun project
for school age students. We are try-
ing to reconstruct the World Trade
Center, using approximately
50,000 pennies. All school age chil-
dren are .invited to help with this
project on Tuesdays and Thursdays
at 3 p.m. any donations are very
welcome.
H.E.R.E. meeting
.The Clewiston Home School
Group. H.E.R.E., holds their regular
meetings every first Thursday of
each month at the Youth Center
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring
a sack lunch, something interesting
to share, and join us if you home
school or are thinking of home
schooling. The parent-only home
school meetings are the third Mon-
day of each month at various
homes. We discuss education
issues, programs and upcoming
events. Please call 983-8710 or 983-
6161 for more information. We
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Ossie's Uncle Lewis had a mercantile store in Okeechobee.
Built in 1905. He sold a little bit of everything, mostly to
Indians.


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Steamboats brought supplies from Kissimmee down the river
before the railroad was through to Ft. Pierce. This photo is
from a post card written to Faith Raulerson from Fort Pierce,
Florida, March 20, 1912. The writer asks her, among other
things, "How is your new town coming on"-referring to what
was to be Okeechobee, I assume. The photo from the Ellis
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This was the road from Okeechobee to Fort. Pierce in 1905.
It was some years later that Ed Raulerson started up this
road with skins to sell, bringing back supplies for Uncle
Lewis's store in Okeechobee.


Edited by MaryAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers of
Florida was privileged to have on
staff a superb writer and historian,
Twila Valentine. Mrs. Valentine
wrote much about the history of
the people and places around Lake
Okeechobee and about the lake
itself. Together with Okeechobee's
Betty Williamson, President of the
Okeechobee Historical Society, she
co-authored a book, now in its sec-
ond printing, "Strolling down
Country Roads in Okeechobee."
The following story is from an
interview Mrs. Valentine conducted
with Ossie Raulerson.
"Old man Pete (Raulerson)
came here from around Bartow to
Basinger and stopped there for
awhile. It must have been a half
dozen houses built there and he
thought it was too crowded, so he
moved into Okeechobee. That was
before my time. He came here in
1896 and I wasn't born 'til 1906.
"I was born in Fort Drum in
1906. My parents were living at
what the old people used to know
as the wood landing on the Kissim-
mee River. I mean the old river, not
this new cut through there. My dad
ran a saw mill up on the hill and
had a house there, too. He fur-
nished the steamboats will wood
fuel and that's why they called it
wood landing. "When my mother
was expecting me, we moved up
to Fort Drum because her brother
lived there and the closest neigh-
bors we had at home were about
ten miles away. (So there was no
one nearby to help with the birth.)
They went to Fort Drum in an ox
wagon and it was quite a trip back
then. When I was just a few days
old, we went back home to wood
landing.
"We lived there until I was
about three or four years old, then
we moved and came here (Okee-
chobee) in 1910 and there was an
old house where the old school
building used to be (on South Par-
rott Avenue). I guess it-was built
before we came here. There was
only about five or six houses in the
whole place at the time.
"We moved here on a steam-
boat and Taylor Creek over here
was just as crooked as could be.
The captains on those steamboats
had to be pretty careful going in
there that they didn't his on any of
those snags or something. Captain
Johnson had three steamboats,
two on the Kissimmee River and
one on the Caloosahatchee that
went to Fort Myers to serve the peo-
ple over there.
"The house we had, it was what
they called a board and batten
house. They would build a house
and use one inch by ten inch
boards up and down and over the
cracks they would put a one by four
over to keep out the wind and rain.
We moved there and the storm of
1910 blew the house off the blocks.
They didn't have any concrete stuff
then. You'd go out and saw you an
old lighter pone log to a certain
length and build the house up two
or three feet on the logs. It blew off
the logs.
"Where Frank Williamson's
pasture is now there was two or


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Winning teams and best over-all
team costumes will be given
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Come out and meet the
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three families who had settled out
there. Everyone who'd come in
would put in a citrus grove. They
would buy them a 40 acre tract of
land out there and clear up eight to
ten acres of it and put in a citrus
grove. They'd never clear the rest of
it. That was too hard of work. You
didn't have anything but oxen. That
was the most power you had and
man power to clear anything:
move trees and debris or anything
you had.
"Uncle Lewis Raulerson, he
built a little mercantile store and he
sold everything ... a little bit of
hardware, and axe or a saw, nails,
groceries, but most of his business
was Indians. There were very few
white people here. He got his mer-
chandise by steamboat up Taylor
Creek and it was a lot different from
what is like now.
"Uncle Lewis had a little ware-
house about as big as a room. It


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doubt he ever had a lock on it. He
would bring his merchandise in
from Kissimmee and all through
the lakes up there and down the
Kissimmee River.
"The Kissimmee River then was
just as crooked as could be and it
would take a pretty good while. But
he would unload it at a place by his
warehouse. So something hap-
pened. The business wasn't good
enough or it was taking too long to
bring merchandise in from Kissim-
mee and all through the lakes up
there and down the Kissimmee
River.
"See, most of his business was
Indians and they would barter and
trade. They would bring in skins,
mostly alligator skins, coon skins,
otter'skins and sell them. Uncle
Lewis was buying all that from
them and he would have to ship it
up North, going through Kissim-
mee. There was a little narrow
gauge railroad going out of Kissim-
mee up north to Jacksonville where
they could ship them on up north.
His merchandise came in the same
way and it took a long time.
Then the East coast Railroad
came in there over in Fort Pierce
and it was easier to drive oxen and
wagons to Fort Pierce to get mer-
chandise there than it was to get it
bysteamboat.
"My brother, Ed Raulerson, who


was ten years older than me, he
was known at that time as an
expert ox driver. He had been han-
dling oxen ever since he was big
enough to climb up in the ox
wagon, I reckon. So my brother
and one other fellow, I can't
remember his name, they had two
ox wagons (a pair of oxen to each
wagon) and they'd leave here
before daylight and walking, get
over there to Ten Mile Creek: that's
ten miles from Fort Pierce.
"There was a ford there where
they could cross and just before
you crossed, there was a bluff with
lots of dead trees where you could
get wood to burn. Going from here
they'd get there after dark that night
and stop over and have their fire
and camping outfit. The next
morning by daylight, they'd be on
their way again and drive on in to
Fort Pierce, load up with their mer-
chandise and drive back to their
camp, sleep there again, leave
again the next morning and make it
back here that night.
"They'd get here sometimes at
ten o'clock at night and just drive
those wagons of merchandise to
the store at South East Fourth
Street, unhook the oxen and leave
the wagon load of merchandise
there 'til the next day. (The trip took
three days from before daylight
until well through the evening the
third day.) That was pretty slow."


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Community Briefs


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.
Hendry County
food bank
Will be distributing commodi-
ties for the needy families in
Hendry County once every month
schedule as follows: April 21, May
26, June 23, July 21, Aug. 25, Sept.
22, October 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 15.
Location Clewiston at St. Mar-
garet's Catholic Church, 208 N.
Dean Duff Ave, Clewiston Pick up
times are 12-3 p.m.
Day of the child/day
of the book
The Clewiston Library was
selected to receive a $500 grant for
its Day of the child/day of the book
"el dia de los ninos, el dia de los
libros" event on Saturday, April 29
at 10:30 a.m. The State Library and
Archives of Florida gave 16 grants
to Florida libraries to promote this
April celebration of children and
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ings are now held at Community
Presbyterian Church, 417 Royal
Palm Avenue, Tuesdays, from 8-9
p.m., as well as Fridays and Satur-
days, from 7-8 p.m. Meetings also
take place on Thursdays at the
Palm Terrace Nursing Home, 301
S. Gloria Street, from 4-5 p.m.
Hurricane Wilma
Disaster Relief Help
Possible help is still available
from our local Community
Rebuilding Ecumenical Workforce
(CREW). But you must register
again! Call CREW at (863) 983-
4316 or e-mail to: CREWhead-
quarters@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 origi-
nal homestead exemptions. Appli-
cations will be available after Jan.
1. The deadline for returning your
application is March 1, 2006 For
additional information please feel


before Jan. 1, you can come in and
apply. Should you have any ques-
tions, or need additional informa-
tion, please feel free to call the
Clewiston office at (863) 983-3178.
Clewiston office hours are 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Our
temporary office is located at 100
E. El Paso on the corner of El Paso
and Central.
Workforce Innovation
Due to Hurricane Wilma, the
Workforce Innovation agency has
been forced to relocate. They are
currently in operation and are
located at 215 San Frisco Street.
Representatives from Children and
Family will also be present.
Hope Hospice
Support Groups
Mending Steps is adult grief
support in Clewiston for those
who have experienced the loss of
a loved one. For more information,
please call (239) 489-9149 or toll-
free (866) 983-7771.
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 informa-
tion call (561) 996-7276. Food can
be delivered to your home or
picked up from church at 141
Bond Street, Clewiston.
Smoking
cessation classes


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 avail-
able 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 dif-
ferent meal is served each
Wednesday. 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.
Proceeds also go to helping local-
students obtain scholarship
opportunities. Early birds start at
6:30 p.m. with regular games start-
ing 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


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will compete for individual $25
gift certificates to Sunrise
Restaurant, compliments of
Greg and Melisa Martinez. The
prizes will be awarded to win-
ning racers and best overall cos-
tQmes.
Race officials and costume
judges are comprised of mem-
bers of the newly formed Hospi-
tal Foundation, which includes
members Robbie Castellanos
(Board Chairman), Carl Berner,
Tom Conner, Miller Couse, Dr.
James Forbes, Christine Howell,
Sylvester Humphrey, Wendell
Johnson, Karl Larsen, Melisa
Martinez, Tommy Perry, Morris
Ridgdill, Chris Shupe, Dr. Martha
Valiant, Sassy Whitehead, and
Sandy Woodall.
The proceeds of the race will
go towards funding for the foun-
dation, which has been appoint-
ed to identify ways for HRMC to
advance its community out-
reach, and .to optimize the serv-
ices offered by the hospital.
For an entry form or for more
information, please call founda-
tion Executive Director Glenda
Wilson at HRMC (863) 902-3016.
Sugar Festival Events will also
be held on Friday, with the


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have Latino Fest with flags from free to call the LaBelle office at Heart To Heart will be offering at 1 p.m. on toos Denveos. Continued From Page 1
Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican 675-5270 or the Clewiston Office at FREE smoking cessation classes Everyone is welcome! Calev. posed in February.
Republic, Argentina, Panama, 983-3178. began Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. at the Perez at 677-3190 wi questions. "We've been to these meet-
Nicaragua and Costa Rica, as well Homestead exemption Hendry County Health Depart- Support Services ings and gone around and
as ethnic foods, face painting, ment 1140 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, around the last couple of
story-telling, games and music Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry Florida 33975. The class is a seven- The Agricultural and Labor Pro- months about this," said Com-
from 10:30 a.m. 1 p.m. at the County property appraiser, week course that will, meet on gram, Inc. located in Winter missioner Rick Miller. "I have no
library. The public is invited. Books announces that property owners Wednesdays. If you have any ques- Haven, has been awarded a grant problem with the nonconform-
bought with grant funds will be who have established a new per- tions please call Lasheba at 674- from the Department of Commu- problem ordinath the nnconform-e that we've
given away to all participants. manent residence in Hendry 4056 Ext. 128. nity Affairs to provide Low Income witten but I still view that asw
County, or have changed owner- home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) written, but still viewthatas
New times set for ship in any manner must make a Free services services to eligible applicants in being just a 'band-aid'- I still feel
A.A new application and qualify for the Hendry and Glades Counties. For like we need to address the real
AA meetings $25,000 Homestead exemption. If to help elders an application and/or information issues and why there are so
Alcoholic Anonymous meet- you have established residency Center for Independent Living please call (800) 330-3491. many nonconformities. To have
503 houses that are noncon-
Sforming in Clewiston is a lot," he
April is national occupational therapy month The newly adopted ordi-


TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida
Department of Health (DOH) rec-
ognizes April as National Occupa-
tional Therapy (OT) Month. OT is
an allied health profession that
focuses on maximizing a person's
ability to participate in life inde-
pendently.
"We salute these professionals
who are committed to the com-
plete recovery of injured people
everywhere," said DOH Secretary
M. Rony Fran ois. "Across the
nation, a great number of Ameri-
cans have benefited from the
invaluable help of dedicated
Occupational Therapists."


Jobs
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Preliminary proposals indi-
cate that the facility would
employ up to 30 at "start up" in
mid-2007. By the time. the facility
reaches full operation, it could
bring up to 100 local jobs by
201.0. According to the mattress
company, various jobs may
include industrial- sewing
machine operators, forklift oper-
ators, and administrative posi-
tions. The company predicts a
median salary range of $15 per
hour.
City Mattress is considering a
number of alternative sites, but
Clewiston city commissioners
are prepared to consider offering
the company a lucrative deal
that would provide a potential
value of $1.74 million in incen-
tives, which include a land
acquisition incentive in Which
the proposed five-acre site -
estimated to be worth $400,000
at market value once developed
- Would be conveyed to. City
Mattress "at no cost."
The incentive package also
includes a proposed county tax
break, which could provide ad


The historical roots of OT in
America date back to the early
twentieth century, when it was
found that "purposeful occupa-
tions" such as crafts -helped
patients recover, more quickly
from injuries and illnesses, of a
physical or mental nature.
Florida Board of Occupational
Therapy Chairperson Lisa C. McIn-
tosh, the first occupational thera-
py assistant to chair the Board,
explains the important role the.
state's 8,000-plus occupational
therapists and occupational thera-
py assistants play in helping peo-
ple return to their normal, every-


valorem tax exemption for the
mattress company for up to 10
years. The proposed exemption
would only be for county "gener-
al revenue fund" portions of ad
valorem taxes, according to the
city. A report to the City Commis-
sion indicated that City Mat-
tress's initial $6 million invest-
ment, creation of 50 new jobs,
and eventually 100 new jobs at
full capacity would dictate the
value of the tax break at approxi-
mately $54,000 annually.
In terms of infrastructure and
newly imposed impact fees, City
Mattress and the city of Clewis-
ton would be eligible to apply for
an Economic Development
Block Grant of $700,000, as well
as a State Rural Infrastructure
Fund Grant.of $210,000 "to fund
all water, sewer, and road access
needs for the manufacturing
plant."
No official city policy has yet
been enacted in anticipation of
City Mattress, but the commis-
sion will consider adopting the
incentives package to encourage
the manufacturer to come to
Clewiston. The commission will
hold public hearings for the pro-
posal at its regular meeting in
May.


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day routines: "The caring hands of
occupational therapy practitioners
are instrumental in helping others
improve skills that are essential to
performing daily tasks at home, at
school, at work and at play. OT
can impact individuals during
every stage of life, from birth and
onward. While other health care
professions most often address an
individual's medical condition, OT
addresses individual needs. They
take into consideration the indi-
vidual, the environment and the
task to be performed."
According to the American
Occupational Therapy Associa-


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tie her down and keep her in the
math department," said fellow,
math instructor Julie Yale. "She has
done really great things for the
school, and for all of the students
here," she said.
An avid sponsor of the CHS aca-
demic team, as well as other activi-
ties such as the math club and
math honor society Mu Alpha
Theta, Ms. Huss often made mathe-
matics a traditionally demand-
ing and potentially tedious subject
- more exciting and enjoyable, yet
challenging.
"She has definitely always been
one of the favorite teachers here, as
well as becoming a part of the
backbone of this school," said Dan
Fairchild, who began his own
teaching career in Clewiston a
short time after Ms. Huss came to
CHS. "She is really going to be


tion (AOTA), more than one
fourth of the occupational therapy
practitioners in the United States
work in school systems, where
they help children pursue the
"occupations" of learning, playing
and growing. A leading reason for
referring a child to OT is for help in
mastering handwriting, a skill nec-
essary to be an effective student.
OT also helps children with condi-
tions such as autism, cerebral
palsy, Down's syndrome, mental
retardation, spina bifida, attention
deficit hyperactivity disorder and
other health and psychosocial
conditions.


missed around here," he said.
As an academic team sponsor,
Ms. Huss has spent countless hours
after school quizzing team mem-
bers and practicing for various aca-
demic competitions, such as the A-
Team Challenge, a quiz show
televised by NBC-2 News Station in
Fort Myers. Her teams have also
competed in statewide academic
team events, such as the State of
Florida's Academic Team tourna-
ment, in which the CHS team
placed third in 2000.
To honor and celebrate the
years of service to Clewiston High
School, the school's faculty has
planned to hold a reception for the
retiring teachers, and to give well
wishes to the teachers and their
families during retirement.
It is not absolutely certain how
the school will look without Ms.
Huss, Mrs. Metz and Coach Morrell
monitoring the halls. However,
most students and teachers know
and will attest that each of them ardw
loved at CHS, and will be missed.


nance establishes flexibility Tor
current nonconformities, but
also provides some incentive for
property owners to correct the
problems.
"I want to see us go beyond
assessments only, I want to do
what's recommended by the
ordinance and reevaluate and
-see about correcting some of
these zoning changes to resolve
the nonconformities," Commis-
sioner Miller said.
x Although the ordinance can
be seen as just a first step in
addressing the numerous non-
conformities resulting from
unique city planning in the city's
formative years, commissioners
also see the enactment of Ordi-
nance No. 2006-01 as a very sig-
nificant step in helping residents
living on those nonconforming
properties, many of whom have


Clewiston Rotary Club hosting a
barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. at the parking lot of
the Clewiston Public Library.
Tickets can be purchased in
advance from any Rotary Club
member; dinners include pork
ribs, beans, slaw, rolls and a
drink for $7.
Also held on Friday will be
the Sugar Festival Street Dance,
to be held on Bond Street. The
dance will start at 8 p.m. and will
feature music by "5 of 9".
On the day of the main festi-
val, an Arts and Crafts Festival
will be held by the Clewiston
BPW, starting at 9 a.m. and last-
ing until dusk. A Horseshoe
Tournament will be held at 9
a.m., sponsored by Howell Oil
Company. Also being held all
day is the Big Lake Cruisers Clas-
sic Car Show, held from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
The Sugar Festival Rodeo will
begin at 8 p.m. at the Big
Cypress Seminole Reservation
Rodeo Grounds, and is spon-
sored by the Hendry County
Rodeo and Youth Livestock
Association and the Seminole
Tribe of Florida.
The festival concludes on
Sunday with the Sugar Festival
Bass Tournament, starting at 6
a.m. The tournament is spon-
sored by the Clewiston Bass
Anglers Club.


faced major problems in the
wake of Hurricane. Wilma as
they try to obtain financing to
repair or rebuild their homes.
"The ordinance...just actually
specifically addresses that if your
residence, a single family home,
is destroyed by a hurricane, an
act of God, or fire, that you are
allowed to rebuild that without
any problems," said Mayor.Mali
Chamness. "Whereas before,
they had to go through the
process of the special exception
or the variance, or whatever pro-
cedures needed to take place,"
she said.
Commissioner Julio
Rodriguez brought up the ques-
tion as to whether the city com-
mission would continue to have
the ability .to regulate the
specifics of how nonconformi-
ties were addressed, and
whether the ordinance would be
able to be "tweaked", or amend-
ed, at future times.
"So we can take care of our
needs, we have some homes in
industrial, we've got some
homes that want to refinance,"
said Commissioner Rodriguez.
"We can continue tweaking (the
ordinance) at a later date, we
can continue to reevaluate it,"
he said.
After considering the evi-
dence provided by the city sur-
vey and a relatively short discus-
sion (compared to previous
commission conference over
the matter), the ordinance was
passed, allowing many residents
caught in financing limbo to go
on with repairing their homes.


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Girl's softball ends regular season

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Submitted to INI
NFL player visits Pahokee
The 3rd 6th graders at Pahokee Elementary School
got a special treat Friday morning, April 7. Pahokee
native and NFL Wide Receiver for the Arizona Cardi-
nals, Anquan Boldin visited the school in celebration of
the 2nd Annual Anquan Boldin Community Weekend.
Anquan spoke with students about the importance of
staying in school and keeping a positive attitude toward
your education and athletic ability. After speaking with
students, Anquan signed T-shirts, footballs and many
other items students brought in for his signature. Paho-
kee Elementary would like to thank Anquan Boldin and
the Q81 Foundation for the visit to our school.


Black Gold Tennis Results


Zarak Lawson repeated as
singles champion defeating Ken-
tavious Marshall 8 5 in a five
pro-set final. Fourteen players
started in the compass format
on Saturday, April 1, with each
player competing against at least
two opponents.
In doubles play ca April 8, the
Belle Glade team of Lawson Mar-
shall reversed
last year's finals loss to the
Clewiston team of Josh Ingram
-Robert Rodriquez with a 6 -2.


6-4 victory.
Eight teams started and played
two matches each. Myra McCroan
- Alberto Loret de Mola were
undefeated in mixed doubles.
Friendly competition and nice
weather at Glades Central's courts
resulted in fun for all.
Coordinator Ken Buchanan
thanks all participants and invites
everyone from beginners to veter-
ans to participate in next year's
tournament.


Sports in Brief


Pitch, hit and run
MOORE HAVEN Kids, 7-14
ca; test their skills in baseball's
flu draiser by participating in a
locPal Pepsi pitch, hit and run com-
petition, which will be held Satur-
day, April 22 at the Moore Haven
High School Baseball Field. Regis-
tration is from 8:30-10 a.m. Com-
petition starts at 10 a.m.:All partici-
pants must fill out a
registration/waiver prior to the
start of the competition. Also, a
copy of your birth certificate is
needed for age verification. This
competition is free to all area
youth. For more information, con-
tact Jamie Brown at 946-0811, cell
at 228-2715 or Jaime.brown@
gladesschools.org.
Lifeguards needed
CLEWISTON ,The city of
Clewiston Recreation Department
is hiring Red Cross Certified life-
guards for the 2006 summer term.
Starting pay is $9 per hour. Appli-
cations are available at Clewiston
City Hall.
Big Bucks tourneys
are coming
CLEWISTON There will be
additional tournaments held May


6-7, and June 10-11. The Big
Bucks Tournaments allow for
larger paybacks and more prizes.
These are two-day events with
total two-day weight winning the
tournaments. Multiple places will
be paid based on the number of
participants. Entries may be
picked up at local bait and tackle
shops, on the Bass Busters Web
site at www.bassbusters
florida.com or by calling Chris
Fickly at (941) 232-9539. The
Team entry is $200 and includes
the Big Bass Jackpot and all tour-
narnents run from Safelight to 3-
p.m. Sign-ups are also accepted
up until tournament start time at
the city ramp in Clewiston.
Coast Guard
makes house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you
know the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary makes house calls? They will
come to your home to discuss the
required safety equipment need-
ed on your boat. This service is
free. You will receive a cordial,
informative and confidential boat
inspection. A vessel safety check
decal will be placed on boats that
meet all the requirements. Call
467-3085 to arrange a boat check.


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Tigers girl's softball team ended its
regular season last week, placing
third in the District with a 15-8
record.
The Lady Tigers honored their
senior players last Tuesday evening
on Senior Night, in a ceremony pre-
ceding Tuesday's game against
Immokalee. The ladies went on to
defeat the Immokalee Indians 14-5
in the final home game.
The Tigers are now hosting the
District 4A-1 playoff tournament,
with each of the games to be played
in Clewiston. The ladies will face off
against district opponents Cypress
Lake (4-17), who are seeded sixth
going into this week's tournament.
The tournament championship
will be played on Friday in Clewiston.
The CHS ladies ended the regu-
lar season with some impressive
numbers. Senior Miranda Waddell
led the Tigers in RBIs, and placed
third overall in the district with 29
runs batted in. She also cashed in
three home runs for the season,


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CHS Lady Tiger Seniors were honored and thanked at last week's Senior Night, preceding a
home game against Immokalee. Senior players included Bianca Sandoval, Brooke Beatty,
Brittany Pelham, Miranda Waddell, Kadie Vita, and statistician Keaton Perry.


scored 30 runs, and batted for a
team-high average of .464 during
the season.
Freshman sensation Desiree
Lopez continued to put up good
numbers for the Tigers, leading the


team in hits (38), at-bats (84), and
runs scored (30). She also had the
fewest strikeouts per at bat (mini-
mum 20 AB), showing great plate
discipline and undeniable poise
and ability as a young hitter for the


Tigers.
Junior pitcher Nikki Nelson
threw 106 innings in 18 games for
the lady Tigers, posting a 2.11
earned run average and recording
9 wins and five losses.


Fishing tourney winners announced


MOORE HAVEN The annual
Chalo Nitka "Big Bass" tournament
sponsored by the Big Bassmasters
Club took place Feb. 26 and was
won by David Beck of Lakeport,
with a 9.6-pound bass.
The tournament also hosted a
"Critter Division" sponsored by
Aherns, which pays $100 to the
angler who catches the largest Gar,
Mud Fish, or Catfish. The event was
won by David Dannehauer of Mick-
ies Bait and Tackle after netting a
seven-pound Mud Fish.
Tommy Woodham of Clewis-
ton won $100, courtesy of the
chamber of commerce, for netting
the Big Fish while wearing the 2006
Chalo Nitka T-shirt.
"One of the great things about
this tournament is there is no age
group,", said Mike Woodham.


"One of the great things about this tournament is
there is no age group. This is a great opportunity
for children of all age groups to participate, which
is a positive influence in the competitive world we
live in. I have seen children get very excited over
the tournament and to watch their response
when actually getting to fish a tournament is a
very thrilling and rewarding experience for me."
Mike Woodham


"This is a great opportunity for chil-
dren of all age groups to partici-
pate, which is a positive influence
in the competitive world we live in.
I have seen children get very excit-
ed over the tournament and to


watch their response when actual-
ly getting to fish a tournament is a
very thrilling and rewarding experi-
ence for me."
Proceeds from the annual
Chalo Nitka tournament benefit


Project Graduation. Over the past
five years, the Big 0 Bassmasters
Club have contributed up to $5,500
to Project Graduation.
Eight places were paid out in
this year's tournament, to include:
First: $1,000 to David Beck with
9.05 pounds.
Second: $450 to Tommy Wood-
ham with 7.10 pounds.
Third: $350 to Carl Martin with
5.85 pounds.
Fourth: $250 to Charles Reeves
with 4.24 pounds.
Fifth: $200 to Dave Henninger
with 4.20 pounds.
Sixth: $150 to Clarence Slanen
with 3.63 pounds.
Seventh: $100 to Josh Byrd with
3.35 pounds.
Eighth: $50 to Vern Murrell with
3.19 pounds.


Kids win at Belle Glade fishing day


BELLE GLADE Something
close to 300 children participat-
ed in this year's Belle Glade Kids
Fishing Day, which was made
possible in part thanks to the
Belle Glade Volunteer Fire
Department and the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Explorers.
The two groups were on
hand to volunteer their time in
providing the children with tack-


le boxes, T-shirts, hats, hot dogs,
hamburgers, drinks, prizes, and
trophies during a full day of fish-
ing, fun, and sport.
Coming out on top were:
Toddler:
Joseph Shelton, largest fish,
2.55 pounds.
Sola Betanzos, smallest fish,
.002 ounces.
Chase Pellier, total weight,


4.10 pounds.
Division I (6-8 years):
Leekysieha Jones, large fish,
3.15 pounds.
Cassandra Lopez, smallest
fish, .02 ounces.
Maddia Mills, total weight,
3.30 pounds.
Division 1I (9-12 years):
Mary Ann Triston, large fish,
2.75 pounds.


Hilda Oseto, smallest fish, .20
ounces.
Luis Ruiz, total weight, 5.50
pounds.
Division III (13-15 years):
Tommy Moreland, largest
fish, 2.60 pounds.
Sacramento Mercado, small-
est fish,. 15 ounces.
John Cox, III, total weight,
5.10 pounds.


HCFL and Howell Oil pick up more wins


Clewiston's pair of traveling
softball teams were busy picking
more victories this past week.
After squaring off against one
another, with HCFL topping
Howell Oil, the Howell Oil squad


took the field against Belle Glade
to pick up an 18-8 victory behind
young hurler Ashton O'Neal.
Howell Oil avenged their ear-
lier loss to their Clewiston coun-
terpart in their next on field


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sports season is upon us. To have
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Glades Day
Baseball
April 20: Hosts Seminole Ridge
4p.m.


April 21: At Glades Central 7p.m.
Softball
April 18-21: District champi-
onship tournament
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High School
VarsityBaseball
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April 25-26, 28: Districts at
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action and downed HCFL by a
final score of 20-5. Sarah Howell
was on the mound for the win-
ning squad who took full advan-
tage of several key errors from
the HCFL team who saw Lovely
Aviles throw a good game, but
didn't get the defensive help she
needed from her squad during
cold and windy conditions.
HCFL rebounded to defeat-
Belle Glade 9-5 to improve to 3-1


on the season while Howell Oil
also improves to 3-1 after pick-
ing up their third straight victory
with a commanding 15-2 victory
over LaBelle. On the mound for
Clewiston were Bonnie Cortez
and O'Neal.
The two Clewiston squads
will have had their third match
up by press time, with each
claiming one victory and one
loss against the other.


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USDA extends deadline for conservation Alico Inc. announces


GAINESVILLE Agricultural
producers and landowners who
thought they might miss the
deadline to enroll highly erodi-
ble and other fragile cropland
into the current Conservation
Reserve Program (CRP) general
sign-up have a little more time to
get their applications in, accord-
ing to Kevin Kelley, State Execu-
tive Director of USDA's Farm Ser-
vice Agency' (FSA) for Florida.
The enrollment periods for the
CRP general sign-up and the spe-
cial CRP re-enrollment and
extension sign-up have been
extended until April 28, 2006.
Both were originally scheduled
to end on April 14.
"I encourage all eligible farm-
ers and ranchers to take advan-


tage of the enrollment options
available through Conservation
Reserve Program and the special
CRP re-enrollment and exten-
sion," said Kelley "The extended
deadline of April 28 will help
those who may not have yet had
an opportunity to enroll in this
beneficial program, which helps
improve soil, water, air, and
wildlife habitat resources."
Those who participate volun-
tarily enroll highly erodible and
other fragile cropland in CRP
through long-term contracts of
10 to 15 years. Grasses, trees and
other vegetation are planted on
the enrolled land. In exchange,
participants receive annual rental
payments and a payment of up to
50 percent of the cost of estab-


lishing conservation covers.
After the CRP general sign-up
ends on April 28, USDA's Farm
Service Agency (FSA) will evalu-
ate offers based on cost and the
Environmental Benefits Index
(EBI) factors of wildlife, water,
soil, air and enduring benefits.
Accepted offers will become
effective Oct. 1, 2006.
In addition, subject to a com-
pliance review, CRP participants
with contracts expiring on Sept.
30, 2007, now have until April 28
to apply for special re-enroll-
ment or extension opportunities
offered by FSA. Participants
ranking in the EBI's top one-fifth
can re-enroll their land in a new
10-year contract. For lands with
restored wetlands, FSA offered


the opportunity for a new 15-
year contract. FSA offered the
second one-fifth group the
opportunity for a 5-year exten-
sion; the third one-fifth a 4-year
extension; the fourth one-fifth a
3-year extension; and the
remaining participants a 2-year
extension.
FSA county offices are now
beginning to notify CRP partici-
pants with contracts expiring in
2008-2010 of their re-enrollment
and extension opportunities.
The deadline for participants to
respond is June 30, 2006.
For more information on CRP,
contact your local FSA office or
visit the FSA Web site at:
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/dafp
/cepd/crp.htm.


quarterly dividend


LABELLE -Alico, Inc., a
leading landholder and one of
the south's best known agribusi-
ness companies, is pleased to
announce today that at its Board
of Directors meeting held Friday,
March 31, the Board declared a
quarterly dividend of $0.25 per
share payable to stockholders of
record as of June 30, with pay-
ment expected on or about July
15. Chairman John Alexander
said, "This dividend is the contin-
uation of the payment of regular
quarterly dividends which the
Alico Board approved at its
annual meeting earlier this year."
Alico, Inc., an agribusiness


company operating in Central
and Southwest Florida, owns
approximately 136,000 acres of
land located in Collier, Hendry,
Lee and Polk Counties. Alico is
involved in various operations
and activities including citrus
fruit production, cattle ranching,
sugarcane, sod production, and
forestry. Alico also -leases land
for farming, cattle grazing, recre-
ation and oil exploration. Alico
intends to grow its asset values
and earnings through enhance-
ments to its agricultural busi-
nesses and proactive manage-
ment of its real estate holdings.


Marketing programs increase agricultural sales by over $1 billion


TALLAHASSEE. Marketing
programs conducted by the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services have increased
sales of Florida-grown products by
more than $1 billion during the past
four years.
"In partnership with Florida's
agricultural producers, our depart-
ment has drastically expanded the
scope of marketing promotions
throughout the United States and
abroad," That's good news for our
state's economic health and for our
growers."
Mr. Bronson's Division of Mar-
keting and Development continual-
ly conducts trade missions and
events to develop and enhance,


business relationships that benefit
Florida agricultural producers. In
addition to these ongoing initiatives,
the division has also dramatically
expanded its premier annual pro-
duce marketing campaigns that
promote fresh Florida fruits and veg-
etables harvested during the winter
and spring months when Florida is
the dominant U.S. supplier.
These campaigns with
names such as "Northern Expo-
sure" I and II, "Greetings From Your
Florida Farmer," "PowerGrid," and
"Storming Across North America"
capitalize on the division's partner-
ships with produce buyers for large
grocery chains throughout the
United States and Canada. Partici-


pating chains increase their orders
of Florida produce and include the
"Fresh from Florida" logo in their
advertising, ultimately leading to
increased sales.
Mr. Bronson said that the billion-
dollar increase in sales has helped
fuel impressive growth throughout
Florida's entire agriculture industry.
He cited a recently released report
by the University of Florida's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences that shows the agriculture
and natural resource industries'
overall impact on the state's econo-
my grew from $62 billion in 2000 to
$87.6 billion in 2003. The UF report
also shows that direct employment
by the agriculture and natural


resource industries rose 15 percent
from 338,253 jobs to 388,916 jobs,
while the total employment
impacts grew by 16.7 percent from
648,550 jobs to 756,993 jobs.
Mr. Bronson's Division of Mar-
keting and Development routinely
partners with government agen-
cies, grower associations and agri-
cultural companies to help
finance the division's marketing
initiatives and promotions
through funding assistance and in-
kind contributions.
Major partners include: Florida
Farm Bureau, Florida Tomato Com-
mittee, Florida Strawberry Associa-
tion, Florida Department of Citrus,
Florida Fruit and Vegetable Associa-


tion, Florida Watermelon Associa-
tion, Florida Forestry Association,
Noble Tangerines, SealdSweet Cor-
poration, U.S. Department of Agri-
culture, and U.S. Livestock and
Genetics Export Inc.
From fiscal year 2001 though
2005, the division received $2.46
million in outside funding and $3.8
million in in-kind contributions
from partners. During the same
period, the division's marketing ini-
tiatives generated $1.13 billion in
sales and 34.7 billion consumer
impressions. In addition, retailers
provided $19.4 million in free
advertising to promote the "Fresh
from Florida" logo and Florida-
grown products.


The Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services is
mandated to provide professional
marketing services to Florida's agri-
cultural community through its
Division of Marketing and Develop-
ment. These marketing promo-
tions are part of the ongoing "Fresh
from Florida" campaign, an identi-
fication and promotional program
designed to boost the image of
Florida agriculture and increase
sales by helping consumers to
identify Florida-grown agricultural
products at retail stores.
The "Fresh from Florida" cam-
paign also helps increase public
awareness of the importance of
Florida's agriculture industry.


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Eleanor Roosevelt visited Belle Glade Day Care Center


Edited by MaryAnn Morris
This material was sent to
Independent Newspapers of
Florida by Nellie Ruth Woodruff
of Belle Glade. When we spoke
to Ms. Woodruff, she told us that
when the Belle Glade Library
was remodeled, many of the
boxes of historical materials
found were stored by Ruth Irv-
ing, also of Belle Glade. The
story of the Belle Glade Commu-
nity Center, Inc. and the good
done by so many citizens is told
here. According to information
received from Peggy Frisch of
Belle Glade, Hap and Ruth Grig-
gs, now of Goshen, Ind. actually
wrote this account.
The account was written
from scrapbook reports filed in
the Belle Glade Library and from
interviews with people who
worked on the project. Anyone
who remembers more about the
day care center, please let us
know.
The account continues:
A meeting of the Belle Glade
Community Center, Inc. on Oct.
23, 1939 revealed that due to
enthusiasm of the community at
large, it would be possible to
operate the nursery for another
year. The Late A.E. Kirchman,
mayor, became president of the
organization and among the offi-
cers held over from the previous
year were Mrs. Marie Bregger
and Luther Jones.
Ralph Freeman was again
selected as business manager.
F.D. Stevens had charge of
equipment and building. Mrs.
Barbara Blakely, the registered
nurse who had worked the year
before in the nursery was sent
by the Home Missions as head
worker. The staff was composed
of seven people and they
worked under provisions of one


of President Franklin D. Roo-
sevelt's programs, the W.P.A.
(Works Progress Administra-
tion).
The American Legion again
responded generously when no
other place large enough could
be found to house the nursery.
The hall was given rent free at
considerable sacrifice to the
Legion's program of activities
and income through rentals. The
Legion Hall at that time was
located on SE Avenue E, a block
east of Main Street.
The various committees of
the Belle Glade Community Cen-
ter, Inc. went to work and soon
the Legion Hall was ready to
start operating again as a nurs-
ery. The hall was arranged so
that it had a fenced-in playroom
with a high partition marking off
the sleeping quarters. The
babies' room was a small, sepa-
rate room off the playroom. The
stage served as kitchen and din-
ing room. There was a room on
the opposite side of the building,
which served as laundry and
storage room. Every day was
wash day. The laundry tubs
were used for bathing the chil-
dren as well. A large, circulating
kerosene stove was used to heat
the building. Boxes were used
by the children for chairs. A
refrigerator was donated by a
local dealer. A' secondhand five
burner kerosene stove with an
oven was used to prepare the
children's meals. Clothing was
furnished to the children during
their stay in the nursery.
The nursery opened on Nov.
6, 1939 and closed on June 2,
1940. A total of 70 children were
registered during the year with
an average attendance of about
35. The nursery operated contin-
uously after the first week for 24
hours a day, seven days a week,


except for one week during the
Christmas holidays. The last of
January brought a disastrous
freeze to the Glades and finan-
cial help was needed to keep the
nursery operating. An appeal
was made to the citizens and
church groups in West Palm
Beach and through their help,
the nursery was able to remain
open during this trying period.
The nursery staff worked to
create a home-like atmosphere
for the children since many of
the little ones did not see their
parents for weeks at a time. The
staff wanted each child to feel
like part of a big family and
many experiences were given to
the children with this in mind.
Birthdays and holidays were
observed with a special dessert
at dinner, such as cake of home-
made ice cream. The children
had many enriching experiences
such as nature walks, regular
attendance at the Community
Sunday School, a trip to the local
fair where they were treated to
ice-cream cones and rides on
the merry-go-round. There was
a grand Christmas party with a
tree, toys, fruits and candy for all
the children and their older
brothers and sisters, as well.
There were Easter baskets and
eggs at Easter. These treats were
given to the children in addition
to their well-supervised sched-
ule of daily activities, balanced
meals and the excellent health
care they received. Parents paid
25 cents a day for the nursery
care of each child.
The staff had to meet many
problems. Mrs. Vivian Arnette,
who worked one night a week to
relieve Mrs. Jettie Thigpen, the
regular night worker, recalls one
bitterly cold night when the
heater started smoking and
stopped heating. Mrs. Arnette


called Mr. Freeman who was the
troubleshooter, as well as the
business manager. He came at
once and got the stove to work
* and the next day it was taken out
and put into good condition.
The children and babies slept
snug and warm, under their
blankets all night and not one
awoke.
Many boxes of needed sup-
plies were received and a most
imposing list of visitors from
near and far came to visit the
nursery. The Council of Women
of New York City sent a photog-
rapher to make a film about the
nursery program and the work
done by the parents of the chil-
dren. The congregational
Church Board sent a staff mem-
ber to take pictures and compile
a report. The film and pictures
were widely circulated to show
what a small community could
do to meet the needs of the
babies and young children of
agricultural migrants.
The country's first lady, Mrs.
Franklin D. Roosevelt made a
visit to the nursery on April 24,
1940. She was greatly impressed
and showed deep interest in the
work being done for migrant
children.
"This project is a splendid
example of community cooper-
ation and spirit," she declared.
The migrant camps were in
the process of being built by the
government. Mrs. Roosevelt,
always humanitarian in her
interests, toured the camps with
government officials. She was
advised that since the camps
and packinghouses were a dis-
tance from the Legion Hall
where the day care center was,
many people had been unable
to keep their children in the
nursery.
Assurance was promptly


forthcoming that nursery build-
ings would be added to the
camps and would be ready by
the fall of 1940.
The promise was kept and by
the next season of 1940-41,
Osceola Camp had a nursery
building designed and built to
foster the care and well being of
infants and young children.
Nurseries were also built in
Okeechobee and the other
camps in the Glades area.
Osceola nursery continued in
operation into the 1960s. Okee-
chobee also kept its nursery
open. The other nurseries oper-
ated through the World War II
years and later. Head Start began
in the area in 1965, Wee Care
was organized by Sarah Creech
and concerned citizens and con-
tinues today.
The Belle Glade Community
Center had met its goal of caring
for underprivileged children
when there was no other agency
to do so. The nurseries in the
labor camps were a direct out-
growth of their project. The citi-
zens of Belle Glade have every
right to be proud of their pio-
neering achievement.
However, the story doesn't
end there. The Belle Glade Com-
munity Center's board of direc-
tors found that $1,200 remained
in the treasury after all bills were
paid. Several years later, the
money was turned over to the
Lions community Swimming
pool fund to give impetus to still
another fine project. Two pools
were built. One is still in opera-
tion.
Editor's Note: Is the pool in
operation today? That was a
handwritten addition to the
typed text. Please call or write if
you have any information. Or
you can e-mail to:
mmorris@newszap.com.


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GAINESVILLE While some
agricultural producers are facing
tough times, Florida alligator
farmers are cashing in on reptile
chic the growing worldwide
demand for alligator skins on
everything from belts and boots
to $10,000 designer handbags.
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wildlife ecologist with the Uni-
versity of Florida's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"Florida alligator farming has
had its.ups and downs in recent
years, but it's definitely a good
time for those who are already
established in the business."
He said Louisiana is the
nation's leading producer, har-
vesting about 300,000 alligators
every year compared to 60,000
in Florida, but Hurricanes Katri-
na and Rita damaged alligator
egg production in Louisiana. As
a result, luxury-goods manufac-
turers in the United States and
Europe need to secure future
supplies of alligator skins, which
is helping Florida farmers who
can provide high quality prod-
ucts.
He said the value of finished
alligator skin products may be
anywhere from five to ten times
the raw-product value.
Allen Register, owner of
Gatorama in Palmdale, Fla., one
of 60 licensed alligator farms in
the state, said prices for alligator
bellies range from $40 to $50 per
foot, which is up by almost 50
percent from a few years ago.
He said that belly skins are more
valuable because they are soft
and flat, compared to horn-back
skins that have bumpy ridges


and are often used in western-
wear market."
Like other Florida alligator
farmers, Register harvests gators
when they reach four or five feet
in length, which requires about
two years of growth. He said
Louisiana farmers typically har-
vest three- or four-foot long alli-
gators after one year to save on
the space needed to raise such
large numbers.
"In the past, buyers have
been a lot more fussy about
scars and scratches on hides,
but we are seeing less emphasis
on those imperfections, proba-
bly because of the increased
demand from U.S. and foreign
luxury-goods manufacturers,"
he said. "After some slow times
during the past eight or nine
years, the market is definitely on
the upswing."
In addition to the strong inter-
national demand for alligator
hides, the domestic appetite for
alligator meat is growing, com-
manding prices of $4.50 to $4.75
per pound at the wholesale level
and $7.50 to $10 per pound at
retail, Register said.
Christy Plott Redd, marketing
director for American Tanning
and Leather Company in Griffin,
Ga., buys skins from producers
all over the world but prefers
American alligator skins
because of their high quality.
"Florida is key to our busi-
ness because we need those
grade-one skins to sell to hand-
bag manufacturers and fashion
designers," she said. "As the
demand for better quality, faster
delivery and larger sizes contin-
ues to grow, the farmers in Flori-
da will play a bigger role in the
luxury market."
She said some skins are com-


mercially harvested, while oth-
ers are taken in cooperation
with a state's nuisance alligator
program. "From our experience,
the percentage of grade-one
skins or handbag-quality skins -
is about 8 percent from those
taken from the wild. That num-
ber jumps to 90 percent or more
when we buy farm-raised
skins."
Redd said there will always
be a demand for good quality
skins, and farmers who are good
can stay in business during diffi-
cult times. "We have all seen the
hard times in this business, and
it's not pretty," she said. "It's sad
to see people who've been
around for years and years sud-
denly go out of business, but it
happens in every industry."
She said farmers should
focus on growing the best alliga-
tors they can rather than grow-
ing the most alligators they can.
"When demand slacks off,
that's when we start getting
more picky," Redd said. "We
can always sell good skins, but
we can hardly give the poor
ones away. In this industry, we
need more research on how to
grow the best quality skins."
Ross, an alligator and croco-
dile expert in UF's wildlife ecolo-
gy and conservation depart-
ment, said alligator farming has
about a $25 million impact on
Florida's economy. He said it is
not a "get rich quick scheme"
but one that requires large capi-
tal investments over a three- or
four-year period when little or:
no income is being generated.
To protect this renewable
resource in Florida, alligator
farms are licensed and regulated
by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.


He said the vast majority of
alligator skins are produced
from eggs purchased and col-
lected from wild alligators in the
state.
"These eggs are hatched and
raised in farms to produce a fast
growing and better quality prod-
uct," he said. "Therefore, there
is a direct link between these
valuable reptiles and maintain-
ing wetland habitats for them."
Ross said the commercial
harvest of alligators actually
helps conserve the species and
their habitats because the eco-
nomic incentives from egg pro-
duction and legal harvesting
encourage landowners to main-
tain wetlands. In addition,
license fees from the program
help support research, monitor-
ing and wildlife management
programs that conserve alliga-
tors.
"In other words, alligators
pay their own way for their con-
servation," he said. "Florida has
a model program that is emulat-
ed all over the world for manag-
ing alligators and their habitat
for sustainable economic gain."
Another advantage of alliga-
tor farming is that farmers can
produce high-value products
year-round for national and
international markets, he said.
"Alligator farms do not require
large tracts of land or water, and
farm operations do not have
adverse effects on the environ-
ment. Land that may have been
a nonproductive or marginal
wetland can be used for alligator
farming," he said.
Alligator farming is also an
efficient way to utilize meat and
meat products that are not suit-
able for human consumption.
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By Ed Ayen
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A new area urban conserva-
tion program is called Florida
Yards & Neighborhoods,
Florida has the third most
diverse wildlife population of
any state; especially here in the
south central area. But rapidly
growing urban development is
destroying native wildlife habi-
tat. Your Florida-Friendly yard
can provide habitat for displaced
wildlife. As you create a new
landscape or improve your exist-
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wildlife, and you will bring your
yard to life with birds, butterflies
and beneficial insects. Food,'
water and cover attract wildlife,
but you also need to maintain
your yard so the impact it has on
the environment is minimal.
To lure wildlife to your yard


provide food in the form of
plants that bear seed, fruit
foliage or flowers that you are
willing to have eaten by birds,
butterflies and caterpillars.
Running water or a birdbath
will also attract wildlife to your
yard. Be sure to empty and clean
your birdbath every few days to
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bacterial contamination.
To attract birds, design plant-
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and flowers to go to seed on
occasion. If allowed and not a
hazard, leave dead trees in place.
Many birds use snags for perch-
ing, nesting and feeding.
Butterflies require both larval
and nectar plants to live in your
yard. .
To acquire a complete list of


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county extension office.
Remember to manageyour
pets. If you permit pets to harass
wildlife, you will only frustrate
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fdrm an important food source
for birds. You also may be killing
butterflies and their larvae.
Reduce the mowed lawn
areas around your house. By
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species you will create shelter
and food for many animal
species.
For more information on
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creating a wildlife friendly land-
scape, visit the Florida Wildlife


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


unused fish from commercial
trawlers and offal from poultry
processing plants are good
sources of food for farms, Ross
said.
He said American crocodiles,


whose hides are similar to alliga-
tor skins, are making a come-
back in South Florida, but these
endangered reptiles cannot be
harvested or raised commercial-
ly in the United States.


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nity at First Bank in
Clewiston! Accepting
applications for two
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benefits and salary
commensurate with
experience. Job re-
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high school diploma or
equivalent, bilingual
and must have excel-
lent customer service
skills. Apply in person
or contact Mali Cham-
ness at 300 East Sug-
arland Hwy.,
Clewiston, EOE
EXPERIENCED CARHAULERS
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The Beacon Center at Pioneer Park Elementary
has the following positions available:
Please call 561-993-4481 to come & fill application
or fax resume to 561-993-4006, or email to
kengle@gocpg.org.
Youth Program Assistant: Full-Time
A.S. degree in related field with one year's experience working
in youth programming or HS Diploma with 3 years exp. Famil-
iar with community resources. Good communication skills.
Able to drive company van (CDL preferred) on agency's vehicle
insurance policy. Able to work flexible work hrs poss. even-
ings and weekends. Basic comp. exp. Able to prepare and im-
plement activities with Middle School students, and maintaintain
effective working relationships.
YEA instructor(part-time)
High school diploma or equivalent. Child Development Asso-
ciate credential (CDA) exp. Working with children. Able to work
flexible work hours (between 1-6pm) and poss. Evening and
weekends. Able to prepare and implement activities with ele-
mentary age students, and maintain effective work relationship
with students and staff. Bilingual preferred.
Summer Camp Instructors (several positions available)
Full-time June/July
High School diploma or equivalent. Exp. Working with children.
40- hour child care certificate. Ability to prepare and implement
activities with elementary age students, and maintain effective
work relationship with students and staff.
Bus driver
Must have a valid CDL license, and good driving record. Able
to work flexible hours when needed. Summer field trips, up to
35 hours per week. Prefer exp. with children.
Evening Adult Instructors:
English to Speakers of Other Languages



MACHINIST
FT/PT Min. 5 yrs exp. Competent with mills, lathes
and reading blue prints. Exp. With pumps a plus.

WELDER/FABRICATOR
FT Min 5 yrs exp. Must be certified. Exp.
with pumps a plus.
Excellent Pay with experience + Benefits.
Pelican Pumps 800-329-5577.
Fax resume 561-924-8058 or
e-mail inforpelicanpumps.com

IMMEDIATE HIRING:
FORM CARPENTERS
& REBAR INSTALLERS
Top Pay based on experience.
50 hr./week.
Everglades Construction Project
25 miles South of Clewiston
down Evercane Road, 15 miles North of 1-75.
Call 561-993-3333


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Professional Supervisor
Clewiston, FL ~

Assists with the management of physical, fiscal, and human
resources of a remote regional field facility. Supervises water
resource operations and maintenance program efforts includ-
ing coordination, implementation, tracking and communication
of comprehensive program and project objectives, milestones
and schedules. Documents, reports, budgets, and integrates
with other District activities, on one or more field operations
activities such as vegetation management, structure mainte-
nance, canal levee maintenance, water management construc-
tion, storm water treatment area maintenance, and pumping
operations. Provides technical and programmatic coordination
and interaction with other District units, government agencies
and the public. May be required to provide work support before
during and after major storm events and emergency situations,
such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies. Bachelors
degree in engineering or related field and licenses/certifications
that are appropriate for their major field of study. (NOTE: De-
gree necessary to properly prepare incumbent in the technical
elements of the position. The degree may be waived in those
unusual circumstances where experience clearly demonstrates
that the individual can perform at the required level of technical
skills.) Seven years experience in the operation/maintenance of
water management works including increasingly responsible
experience in construction/maintenance/operation of which at
least three years is supervisory experience. Valid Florida drivers
license. Valid certifications and licenses corresponding to pro-
gram areas preferred. Job Reference #206180.
Please visit our website for more information and
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Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
EOE


(G"6 MANAGEMENT

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

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




The GEO Group, Inc.

LPN'S NEEDED

The GEO Group a worldwide leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a challenging and exciting
opportunity. WE OFFER Top Pay. Medical, Dental,
Short term disability, 401 K, Paid vacation & Holidays
and Life Insurance.
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H


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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
April 5, 2006
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE PROGRAM (SHIP)
ADMINISTRATOR/COORDINATOR
SALARY RANGE: $25,000 $27,000 -Depending of Qualifica-
tions.
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIRE-
MENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Applicant must be a self-starter and program
directed. Applicant will be required to attend local and state
meetings and run the SHIP Office. Applicant must track and
work financial and legal data. Applicant mustbe able to devel-,
op, monitor and oversee contracts. Applicant will be required
to work with confidential, personal information. Applicant will
be required to work with lending and state agencies.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must have
excellent computer skills and be capable of operating office
machines and be knowledgeable in Microsoft Works, Word and
Excel. Applicant must present a neat and well-mannered ap-
pearance and possess excellent writing and communication
skills. Excellent recordkeeping is essential. Knowledge of mort-
gage closings and HUD statements are considered a plus.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent and a valid Flodrida Drivers License with an acceptable ddv-
ing record.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Courthouse
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., 5 days per week
CLOSING DATE: May 1,2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
RO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


Administrative Assistant-Staff
~ Clewiston, FL ~
Performs a full range of administrative and clerical duties that
are moderately complex. Work is performed under general su-
pervision. Demonstrates time management skills, multi-task-
ing, attention to detail, software expertise in word processing,
spreadsheet, database, presentation software, email, calendar-
ing and internet. Uses multiple software packages to prepare
equations, tables, charts, spreadsheets, memos, reports and
other material requiring accuracy and speed. Provides basic
day-to-day support and coordination such as keyboarding, fil-
ing, filing system design and maintenance, calendaring, coordi-
nation of events and activities, mail distribution, reviewing
incoming publications, correspondence, maintenance of data-
bases, receiving and greeting visitors, ordering supplies, mak-
ing travel arrangements, preparing general correspondence,
etc. Typically has High School Diploma that is business/office
related and 2 4 years experience in an administrative related
function. Job Reference #206181.
Please visit our website for more information and
APPLY ONLINE at www.sfwmd.gov.
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Attn: Human Resources
PO. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
EOE







COMMUNITY ACTION SPECIALIST (South Bay;
must travel to Pahokee as needed), $11.37/hr.
Provides direct services and referrals to low-in-
come families. Assists clients in developing long-
term solutions and enters their applications into a
database. AS/AA Psychology/Sociology, Social
Work or related field; 6 months of experience
working with the economically disadvantaged (or
unrelated AS/AA--60 semester/90-quarter hours
college--and 1 yr. related exp.; HS/equivalent and
3 yrs. Preference for exp.: Working with local
community resources/a database. Also desirable:
Bilingual (English/Spanish/Creole). Visit
www.pbcgov.com for detailed job description and
employment application. Submit appl./resume
with any Vet. Pref. doc. for receipt by 5 pm
4/28/06 to Palm Beach County HR, 50 S.; Military
Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415. Fax 561-616-6893.
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The GEO Group, Inc.

The GEO Group, Inc.
'A worldwide leader in privatized corrections

SIGN ON BONUS
$1,000.00
(call for details)

* CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
* DENTAL ASSISTANT
* VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR (WEB-DESIGN)
SERGEANT
MEDICAL DATA ENTRY CLERK
* CLASSIFICATION CLERK

MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY


1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471


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

Equal Opportunity Employer
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S" 'Phosie: 863,O2-3079 or Pfiresumeto: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


JOIN A WINNING TEAM!
RNs & LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts 3 Days On/4 Off One Week
4 Days On/3 Off The Next Week
Days 7 am-7 pm
RNs $24-$28/hour LPNs $18-$22/hour
RN SUPERVISORS
12 Hr. Shifts-3 Nights On/4 Off One Week
4 Nights On/3 Off The Next Week
Nights 7pm-7am
$27-$31/hour + $2/hour night differential
Excellent Salary and Benefits
Mileage Paid to and from Work for out
of Glades Area Employees
GLADES HEALTH CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561
Fax Resume to: 561-924-9466
E-Mail Resume to:
fhennessy@floridacare.net
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Equal Opportunity Employer
I
Lykes Bros., Inc. ~ Ranch Division
Has the following positions available:
Ranch Hand
Must have own tack and saddle,
experience helpful.
Equipment Operator:
Applicants must have one (1) year prior
experience with farm equipment and
a valid Florida driver's license.
Applications accepted Mon-Fri 8am to 2pm
at North Island Ranch-
15440 N. Island Rd./ Hwy 29, Palmdale, FI.
Lykes offers competitive wages,
benefit package and paid holidays.
Affirmative Action Employer, Drug Free Work Place,
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V


CITY OF CLEWISTON
GROUNDSKEEPER/
RECREATION ATTENDANT

High School Diploma or GED required. Valid Flori-
da Drivers License required. Essential duties in-
clude mowing and trimming, clean grounds, spray
trees and shrubs, small scale landscaping opera-
tions, set up & take down recreational facilities.
applications and job description available at Hu-
man Resource Dept., 115 W. Ventura Ave., Cle-
wiston, FL. Open till filled. EOE.DFWP


IMMEDIATE HIRING:
DIESEL MECHANIC. WELDER.
& OFF ROAD DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS.
Top Pay based on experience.
50 hr./week.
Everglades Construction Project
25 miles South of Clewiston
down Evercane Road, 15 miles North of 1-75.

Call 561-993-3333


IMMEDIATE OPENING

FOR CDL CLASS A

OWNER/OPERATORS


Competitive Contract

Excellent Benefits Available


CLASS A OR B

COMPANY DRIVERS


Competitive Pay

Medical Insurance

401 K Savings Plan

Paid Vacations


FOR MORE INFORMATION
CALL (863)763-2158
ASK FOR CHARLES


STAFF ASSISTANT
Executive Secretaries &
Administrative Assistants L2
(#64082771)

Handles administrative functions of the Ryan
White Title Ill Program at Hendry County Health
Department in LaBelle; must have good
secretarial & computer skills; ability to travel
& flex work schedule when needed; Bilingual
English & Spanish helpful; Background
screening/fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
or Call Glenn @ 863-674-4041 x 133
for more details


MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT
Join our maintenance team! General maintenance
of a 120 bed nursing home & .40 unit apartment
complex. Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, car-
pentry and A/C required. Must be "on call" every
third week. Prior experience in similar position.
HS diploma or GED required. Excellent salary mnd
benefits. Mileage paid to and from work for out-of-
town employees.
Glades Health Care Center
Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561 or fax
resume to 561-924-9466
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Equal Opportunity Employer


CITY OF CLEWISTON
DISPATCHER -
POLICE DEPARTMENT

High School Diploma or GED required.
Dispatcher duties include receiving com-
plaints & dispatch police, animal control
and/or fire units. Maintain various logs
and reports; provide assistance in records
as necessary. Experience preferred but
will train. Position requires shift work
and working on holidays. Applications
and job description available at Human
Resource Dept., 115 W. Ventura Ave.,
Clewiston, FL. Open till filled.
EOE.DFWP

CITY OF CLEWISTON
UTILITY DEPARTMENT GROUNDMAN

High school diploma or GED required. Pro-
vides functional support for constructing and
maintaining electric distribution system.
Must have valid Florida Driver's License and
good driving record and be able to obtain a
Class B CDL within 90 days. Applications
and job description available at Human Re-
source Dept., 115 W. Ventura Ave., Clewis-
ton, FL. Open till filled. EOE/DFWP


Everglades Farm Equipment Co.,
~ in Belle Glade ~
is now hiring Stockroom Personnel and
Parts Counter Personnel.
Stockroom Personnel: will be responsible for loading and
unloading trucks, stocking shelves, pulling parts and cleaning.
Parts Counter Personnel: will be responsible for looking up
parts on the computer, pulling and billing parts and other
miscellaneous tasks.
You can apply in person
or fax your application: (561)996-4229


FAMILY HOME CARE
RN OPPORTUNITIES:
Directory of Nursing
Clinical/Management
Experiences.
Field Staff RN: FT/PT
Benefits Package.
Sign on Bonus.
Fax resume:
(863)983-9883
Tel.: (863)983-3700
License #299991018


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FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAG-
ERS. MMI Dining Systems
seeks restaurant or asst.
managers for multiple club,
college and restaurant opera-
tions in Mississippi and Flori-
da. Jumpstart your
Foodservice Mgmt. career.
Competitive sal & benefits,
plus free stay at company-
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Fax: (601)939-5685, or mail:
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Labelle Company needs Warehouse Supervisor
The Dumont Company seeks a successful candidate with at
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skills, solid leadership skills and holding a current CDL "B" with
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TRUCK DRIVER'
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Now accepting applications
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Must have excellent Com-
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May apply in person, Mail
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HUMAN RESOURCE RECRUITER
PT, Great people skills, 2-4 yrs.
healthcare recruiting exp. pref.
Computer literate, ord/Excel.
Assist in recruiting for admin. &
mgmt. positions.
PAYROLL SPECIALIST
FT, Min. 2 yrs. acctg. exp. Will be
processing payroll on a i-weekiy
basisand work on payroll reports
/taxes & other A/P duties as assi-
gned. Excel prof./HMS exp. pref.
COLLECTOR
FT, Min. 2 yrs. hospital exp. pref.,
excr. customer servce/computer
skills. Bilingual req. Knowledge of
third party collections and HMO.
MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
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interior/exterior renovation.
Knowledge of electrical,'carpen-
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and tile serting.CertL a plus.
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST
PT, Flexible hrs. Current FL Lic. in
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PHLEBOTOMIST
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physician office preferred
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
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LABELLE COMPANY NEEDS
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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
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call today at 800-330-1369.
NEEDED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Experience preferred
but not required.
Please contact 863-983-7361
for an application or send
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St. Clewiston, FL 33440
NOW HIRING FOR 2006
POSTAL JOBS $18/hour
Starting, Avg. Pay $57K/year
Federal Benefits, Paid Train-
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SUMMER JOBS
Attention college students:
Looking for a summer job? In-
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County Democrat and The Sun
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WRITERS AND
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The Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers are looking for
writers and photographers,
part or full time, to cover local
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aren't shy about asking ques-
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FAMILY
DEVELOPMENT
COORDINATOR
The Glades
Position #177-3171
Comprehensive Services
seeks professionals to pro-
vide behavioral health ser-
vices to young children and
families in community set-
tings. Bachelor's degree
(Master's preferred) in be-
havioral health related field,
strong technical and plan-
ning skills, and be able to
function in a collaborative
setting. Three years or more
clinical work exp. preferably
with young children and
families. Min. salary:
$33,270/yr.
Candidates must pass FDLE
and local background
checks. All applications &
resumes must be received
by 5 PM 4/28/06. Send re-
sume to:
HCDPBC /
324 Datura St #401
WPB, FL 33401
Fax (561)671-4670
E-Mail to:
Employment@hcdpbc.org.
The Health Care District of
Palm Beach County is an
EOE, M//F/N
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ATTENTION: TEACHERS
Attention teachers: Looking for
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job? The Glades County
.Democrat, Clewiston News
and The Sun newspapers are
looking for part-time writers
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applicants please email re-
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PART-TIME HELP NEEDED
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Seniors Welcome
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CRISIS SUPPORT SCREENER
Needed to perform preliminary assessment
for triage of Glades residents seeking or in need
of behavioral health services. Requires a
bachelors degree in psychology, social work
or related field or must be a registered nurse.
Also requires 2 yrs. of experience working
with co-occurring disorders.
INTENSIVE CASE MANAGER
Needed to work with Glades residents
with serious emotional disturbances.
Requires bachelor's degrc1 i41 social work,
psychology, counseling or related field plus
1 yr. experience working with adults with
senous emotional disturbances.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to (561)514-1987. You may e-mail
your resume to bsears(oakwoodcenter.org

MOBILE CRISIS SCREENER II
Masters level graduate needed to perform crisis
intervention worliwith Glades area residents
as a part of a mobile crisis unit. The position
requires the use of assessment, diagnostic, and
evaluation skills. You will have the opportunity
to meet and work with various agencies in the
social work field. Competitive salary and
excellent benefits. Fax resume to -
(561)514-1987. You may e-mail your resume
to edubose(oakwoodcenter.org

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Glades Services
149 SE Avenue D
Belle Glade, FL 33430
EOE: M/F/D/VN


LICENSED PRACTICAL
NURSE


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helpful; Bilingual English & Spanish a plus;
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equlpment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
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Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
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Satellite 695
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Wanted to Buy 740




A/C WALL UNITS- 2, 5000
BTU's, Works well, $130. or
will separate.
(863)612-0992
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.


BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
.1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $800 (863)697-0328
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
100) woodnri, $75
863)467-1322


HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(863)467-1322
ROCKER Solid, Walnut, Fold-
ing. Seat 14/", Back 19",
Padded seat & back $50.
(863)946-1896


DISHWASHER- Kenmore,
$50, '(863)675-2404 after
4:30pm
FREEZER, 5% cu. ft., frost
free, $75. (863)763-1884
REFRIGERATOR, GE, Side By
Side, 25 cu.'ft. 3 years old.
Excellent condition. $300.
(863)675-1929
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore 14
cf, FrosIl iee glass i;liding
shelves 18 n mr:, Old 200
863)635-5826 Frosipr,:'il
SMALL FREEZER- Kenmore, 5
cuff, $100 (863)946-3822
WASHER & DRYER- Stacked,
Kenmore, full size, Model #
110 88 7627993, $250
(863)675-2392 LaBelle



BUILDING SALE! "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" 20x30 Now
$4100. 25x40 $6200. 30x50
$9800. 40x80 $18,400. Ex-
tensive range of sizes and
models. Ends/accessories
optional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422,.



ALUM BEAMS-
1-9X2X13.5FT, 1
9x2X15.5FT, 5 2X2X8FT Up-
rights $150 (863)467-8830
BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
21" Marble, w/sink & faucet.
$30. (863)763-8548.
GARAGE DOOR: 16x7, Clopay,
White Panel, Steel w/insula-
tion. Ready for installation.
$200 863-675-1139 Iv msg.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick tuin
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
SCREEN ROOM MATERIAL- W
assembled walls & 4x8x10
roof panels. $800.
(772)579-1322 Okee.
TRUSSES (17) POLES 16' (6)
ASKING $1000 for all
(863)302-1059



DISHES: Leaf Pattern, 8 pc.
setting. $20. (863)635-0474


BASEBALL CARDS- Upper
Deck, 1992 over 3000 mint
cond,, $45 (863)697-8547
M.I. HUMMEL FIGURINES -
Merry Wanderer, Apple Tree
Boy, Just Resting (handle
broke) $225 (863)801-3344
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
(1041 Sets) asking $2500
863)801-4949


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COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158
LAPTOP- 15", Absolute the top
of the line Durabook. Military
spec's Modem, router, Lthr
case. $1399. 863-983-7751
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257


BED SET: Qu. sz. Medium Pine
Stain, Head/Ft. Board., Dresser
w/mirror, night stand. Exc.
cond. $500 (863)983-5515
BR SUITE- 5pc, Golden Har-
vest, Simmons bedding, bed,
2 dressers, stands, mirror,
chest, $800 (863)467-8481
CHAIR, Small, Upholstered
multi colored Swivel, Ideal
for RV. $30. (863)467-8432
COMPUTER DESK- New, Tall,
$60. (863)763-0486 After
6pm
DINING TABLE Drop leaf sol-
id wood, circa 1950's. $100
(863) 467-7676
D/RM TABLE- Claw foot, leaf,
4 chairs, China cab. hutch
$175..863-635-0843 or
803-417-7959
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Bush, .for 32" tv. Like new.
$125. (863)697-6077
FUTON BUNK BED, w/match-
ing desk. Full sz bottom &
single sz on top. 8" mattress.
$225. (863)357-3863
HEAD & FOOT BOARD, Twin,
Solid Wood. Very nice. $55
(863)675-3944
HEADBOARD w/Mattress / Box
spring, Full sz., White, dresser
w/mirror, desk, chair & night
stand. $400 863-983-5515
MEXICAN BAR Light green
wood w/ overhead stem
glass holder. $150.
(561)704-3690
QUEEN BED- light wood, Sea-
ly Post matt, dresser w/mlr-
ror, chest, 2 nite stands
$1300 (863)763-9410
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
SRetail $900. Like new. Wood
arms & side. Light tan.
$200. (863)763-0582
RECLINER- Lazy Boy, Mauve.
Like new. $60.
(763)763-0486 after 6pm
SHELVING UNITS 2 match-
ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
5'x2', $100 for both-.
(863)674-0098.
SOFA & 2 CHAIRS- cream col-
- or, dark oakwood trim, good
cond. Need cleaning, you
move, $125 (863)467-8112
WALL UNIT Cherry wood,
has curved glass doors', paid
$1500 sold $400
(954)448-8253



BOWFLEX ULTIMATE Like
new, has leg extension, paid
over $2000, will sell for
$800. (863) 467-7676


EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made in Hong
Kong 24K, 100yr old. $450
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee


BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
$39.99 (863)467-1120


CELL PHONE, Nokia: Hardly
used w/manual. $50.
(863)635-0474
DE-HUMIDIFIER- '99, Used
very little. Like new $100.
(863)467-1110


Offered 825 Property Sale 1055
Farm Supplies/ Property Inspectioni 060
Services Wanted 830 Real Estate Wanted 1065
Fertilizer 835 Resort Property -
Horses 840 Sale 1070
Landscaping Warehouse Space 1075
Supplies 845 Waterfront Property 1080
Lawn & Garden 850
Uvestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865 CLEWISTON, 3br, lba, Wood
frame home on North side.
fHore l Wood firs. New bathroom.
^ jl $165,000. (863)228-4086
APPALOOSA MARE AND CLEWISTON, WOW, Water-
TACK- $1500 (863)467-1421 front 3br, 2ba, / ac, Fenced,
OR (863)269-1316 new roof/dock. 5 min from
Walmart. See &, make offer!
PAINT MARE- 4-5yr old, green $169,500. Possible owner fi-
broke. Sweet disposition. nance of down payment.
$1000 or best offer. (WAC)(863)805-0272
(863)763-2379 PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, 4/2,
SADDLE- 13" All around, Used Newly renovated, near schls.,
4 times, out grown, Like new Priced to sell @ $175,000.
$250. (863)261-1932 Call owner: 863-673-5071.


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers E a g le '
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
ment. Computer provided. Fi- Ele
nancial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
netidewatertech.com. E state
WORK STATION- Stainless
Steel double sink fish clean- A secluded, priva
ing station. 5' long $125. ranch subdivisi
(937)335-0877 offering beautifL
musia vistas of pristirn
IInstmen s natural habitat.
ENGLEHARDT BASS- stand, Offered in combinable 40-
ig bag and electric hook up, homeowners or week
1200 or best offer hon eownersorweekx
(863)635-5826 Only eleven of these exc
GUITAR, Electric, Fender .
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $250. (863)673-3860
ORGAN- Galbransen Electron- | WIAllS ICHlMIEr
ic, $250 (863)946-3822 A g co cos t INC.


CHINCHILLAS 2 males, 2 fe-
males. $75 each.
(863)634-8118 MTD CLASSIC- 46" cut, needs
lower deck & battery, $100
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES, (863)763-4982
AKC, 8 wks. old. Ready to go
w/health certificates. 1 Female, PUSH MOWER- Briggs &
5 Males. $625. 863-674-0474 Stratton, 5.0 HP, Gold Se-
ries, $50 (863)675-2404 aT-
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female, ter 4:30 pm.
spayed, 3yrs old, To good
home only $50 RIDING MOWER, TORO,
(863)357-3026. Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS (863)612-1018
PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each. RIDING MOWER- Yardman,
(863)634-4076. 42", with 15HP Kohler mtr,
RABBIT- Rex, week, Female $225 (863)675-0548
$10. (863)675-4981 Labelle i
area
ZEBRA FINCH'S: w/Cage. $20. CALVES all kinds, healthy,
(863)675-3032 after 5pm. shots, wormed, will deliver,
$200 & up. Most reasonable
priced healthy calves around!!
is 068. _Roping orders welcome
(863)235-0829.
DEMO HOMESITES WANTED HOGS (3) domestic, ready to
NOW! For the NEW Kayak butcher. $450 for all or will
Pool! The Above Ground separate. (863)467-6960.
Pool with In-Ground Fea-
tures! Unique Opportunity. Okeechobee Livestock
SAVE Up to $4,000. Call Market Salesevery
(866)348-7560 FREE ESTI- Mon. 12pm & every
MATES! Financing. Tues. 11am. 763-3127


POOL TABLE- 8', Full size pool
table, great cond. Burgundy
felt, Pool sticks, Many ac-
cess. $700. 634-2094
S r Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
DUAL SPKRS, 2, 12", in plexy Condos/t
glass/wood box, 4 chrome Townhouses Rent920
ports & blue light hit flash- Farm Property -
ers. $200 (863)634-7098. Rent 925
PIONEER DEH-P6700MP su- House Rent 930
per tuner car stereo, $150 Land Rent 935
863)763-7036 or Resort Property -
863)697-8906 Paul orJen Rent 9'45
Roommate 950
T i Rooms to Rent 955
d Storage Space -
Rent 960
DVR RECEIVER: For Direct TV,
Model R15, Excellent condi- p I
tion. $55. (863)675-3944
FLAT SCREEN TV 32" JVC ORTONA- Near river, Unfurn,
Model AV-32F475, 1 yr old, 3br, 2ba, garage, AC, heat
perfect condition. $325 Must canal, oaks, orange trees,
Sell. (863)697-6077 Quiet! 15 mins to La Belle
TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote $950/mo, Lst/sec
$200. neg. (863)634-9620 (248)939-1447
Okee area )nagel9325)aol.com


COMBO SET Ryobi 18v, drill,
circular saw, recip. saw, 2
batts, chrgr, & more. Like I
new. $100(863)467-0668
GENERATOR Homelite LRX
4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450
(863)763-5613. -Build To Suit-
HAMMERDRILL 1/2" Makita, Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.
w/case. $50 FIRM.
(863)634-1479 Belle Glade Area


TABOO: Adult VHS's. Volumes
1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, 17, 18, 19.
Asking $100 for all, will sep.
(863)634-3783

IlyMM --SINGLE MOTHER: Looking for
ALUMINUM CLAMSHELL 3/2 house or apt. in LaBelle.
AWNINGS, will remove, Reasonable to rent. Please call
(863)824-2248 ask for Kurt Sara @ 239-823-7525.
SMALL GARDEN TILLER, .. -
Used,'4 cyl. Preferred. Call
Bob (863)467-1046
OKEE. Female preferred. Privi-
Wanted to Buy: Paper Money leges Kit. Internet access.
and Old US Coins. Single W/D, Big yard. $400 mo. +
coins, notes, accumulations, i until. 561-317-8428
entire collections. Littleton
Coin Company Since 1945. ,-
Call (800)581-2646, e-mail
coinbuy@littletoncoin.com.
Mention code B8K520. Ete
WANTED- Used trailer for 20ft __
Pontoon boat, in good cond .
reasonably priced ................................
(863)697-2936 Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Agiultu e Townhouses Sale1015
*:{e | I i Farms -Sale 1020
.Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Christmas Trees 745 Investment
Farm Equipment 805 Property Sale 1035
Farm Feed/Products 810 Land Sale 1040
Farm Miscellaneous 815 Lots Sale 1045
Farm Produce 820 Open House 1050
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ESTATE HOME, For Sale By
Owner, Caloosa Harbor Sub-
div., 3 Bdrm., 21/2 Ba., Privacy!
Wooded 1 acre corner lot.
Heated pool w/waterfall.
$598,500. (863)674-1810
LOCATION: This house has it
all! 2144 St Croix Ave, Ft
Myers, $461,900, dock
w/boat lift, direct access to
River and Gulf, 3br, 2ba, Solar
heated pool, and much more
Call AI, Keller Williams World
Class Realtors (239)839-9368
MONTURA RANCH, Beautiful
1.25 ac on dead end street.,
community w/club house &
pool $39,000 786-553-5317
j.echevarria@yahoo.com


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





HUNT ELK, Red Stag, Buffalo,
Whitetail, Fallow-Guaranteed
hunting license $5.00; Sea-
son 8/25/06-3/31/07. We
have a No-Game-No Pay
policy. Book now! Days
(314)209-9800; Evenings
314)293-0610.



LAKEFRONT PROPERTY IN TN
Waterfront, view & 'estate
homesites. 1 to.40 acres
from the $40s. Situated
around a 45,000 acre lake.
Just 90 min to Nashville.
New building sites just re-
leased. Call owner
(866)339-4966.


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WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
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(800)841-5868
COASTAL GEORGIA. Land for
sale by owner. Private golf
community designed by Fred
Couples / Davis Love. Mari-
na/Tennis/Pool/Fitness.
Jeckyll/ St Simons Island
$119,900 Call
(315)529-1277
FL LAND BARGAINS. Opportu-
nities to own your own farm,
ranch woodland or lakefront
homestead. Old Florida at its
best! Still affordable! Call
(866)352-2249 or
www.fllandbargains.com.
Lakefront and Lakeview Prop-
erties Nestled in the hills of
Tennessee on the shores, of
pristine Norris Lake. Call
Lakeside Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com
LAKEFRONT LOG HOME,
$99,900. New 2000 Sq.Ft.
Log Home on Lake Cumber-
land, KY. Jamestown/Russell
Springs Area. 1st Time
Available April 22nd!
(800)770-9311, Ext.55.
Large Mtn. Land Bargains,
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris-
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
Views, Streams. www.live-
inwv.com.
"Location, Location, Location"
Time to Buy. INVESTORS &
BUILDERS, Great Buildable
Lots For Sale in one of Flori-
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Fort Myers. (888)558-0032
LOOKING TO OWN LAND? In-
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throughout America; coastal,
mountain, waterfront proper-
ties. 20 to 200 acres. FREE,
monthly Special Land Re-
ports: www.land-want-
ed.com/sw.-
Mountain Propertyl Interested
in buying property in the Blue
Ridge Mountains-of NC? Call
Active Realty today at
800-979-5556 or visit our
websitee at www.ActiveReal-
tyNC.com.


MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.
NC- ASHEVILLE AREA HOME-
SITES Gated community with
stunning mountain views.
Situated between 2 moun-
tains on over 4 miles of driv-
erfront. 1 to 8 acres from the
$60s. Custom owners'
lodge, riverwalk & more. Call
(866)292-5762.
NC Mountain Property for
Less! Breathtaking Blue
Ridge Parkway, New River,
Stone Mountain, Golf Cours-
es and quaint shops of Spar-
ta. www.scenicrealty.com
(877)372-7211 or
877)363-5550.
NC MOUNTAINS 3 acres on
mountain top in gated com-
munity, view, trees, waterfall
& large public lake nearby,
paved private access,
$58,500 owner
(86 6) 789 -853 5
www.NC77.com.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
Owner's Liquidation Sale by
Sealed Bid New homes and
acreage homesites in the
Blue Ridge Mountains of VA.
Sold "AS IS", 30-day close.
Restrictive Covenant Com-
munity. Deadline May 27th.
For details (800)420-2278
or visit www.Stoneridge-
bentmtn.com.
TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS-
Beautiful land with magnifi-
cent views, bluffs and creek
streams. Phase: Pre-devel-
opment. Owner financing
available starting at $1k
..down. Call (931)946-2484
www.jdlrealty.com.


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


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a park, river & more, Moore Haven $320K 3/2, Yacht Club, Moore Haven, $152,375
Fully Landscaped Lot. 943 Yacht Club Cleared Level Lot. .220 Acres,
Way, Moore Haven $30,000 Excellent Buy. 12605 Canopy Lane, Ortona, $38,000
GREAT BUY 2 M/H's on 1.165 acres, 86 Randd NSew Listing, Over 30 lots for sale,
Oleta Drive, Moore Haven, $86,500 Palmdale area, Call for further details.
NEW CBS HOME, pond off living room HOME ON THE WATER. 2235 Riverside
943 Gerace CT, Moore Haven $168,375. Dr. Moore Haven, Beautiful 2/BR 1/BA,
Centrally located 3 lot special, Moore Have your morning coffee on your 8x32
Haven, $63,000 dock or watch the sunset on your front
MONTURA RANCHES, 636 S Live Oak., porch, $300,000
1.25 Acre, Build your dream home here, U_5S Hihwa 27 5.91 acres, Zoned
$48,000 Commerical, $775,000 Owner Will
Waterfront Property 22B/A, RECENTLY Subdivide
UPDATED MOBILE HOME ON THE CANAL SALES ASSOCIATES WANTED
WITH DOCK $410,000 To Join Our Fast Growing Team Please
Moore Haven River Gardens, lots start- Call Jeffery Davis, Broker
ing at $38,000 at 863-946-228-2666

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420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
_(863) 983-6663
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(863) 983-8979 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215 (863)228-0023


RESIDENTIAL 3BIMlJS MBNIIG!/
3BR, 1 1/2 BA and CB,. R,!
efficiency $131,000 2BW 3
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 2BR, 1 BA $279,000
$295,00 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (8)
4BR. 2BA New Home $150K
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$s2.50) Adj. lot available


VACANT LAND
5 ac. Ladeca $169,900 on
Canopy Lane
Montura 1.25 acre lots avail-
able. Call for Listings.

ACREAGE
+ 55 acpe- 251: a.: Glad- C,.
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Great Fishing Retreat! 3/2 w/ large
detached garage near marina's and
boat ramps. Call For Details.
RESIDENTIAL
CLEWISTON
4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/ID, Newly Remodeled $84,000
* Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric, Nicely
Landscaped, A Must See $140,000
* 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Seminole Manor
Large Screened Porch A MUST SEE
Seduced to $120,000
* 3 BR/2 BA DBL/WD MH, Newly
Remodeled, Easy Life. $74,900.
*2/1 Crnr. Lot, Sagamore $140,000
MOORE HAVEN
* Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
* 2 Duplexes 2BR, 1BA each unit
New Roofs $229,000
* Yacht Club 2/2, Irg. sunroom, great
views, Fisherman's Paradise
$128,500
* Lakeport 2/1 Waterfront with
lake access $125s00nn


Starter Home, 2/1 w/ carport,
Won't Last Long
$125,000 FIRM
ACREAG IAND& LOTS
* Farm Land Available Call fr Details
160 AcresoffHedrylestBlvd
Price Reduced $20,000 per acre
Great Development Potential
*19.86 AC OFF OLD US 27
MONTURA 52
SWooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Jinete $48,000
S. Palm St, Reduced to $35,000
Estribo/Horse Club
w/ improvements $50,000
SMore Mootura Lots/ $38,000
Perminter Road 2.5 AC $95,000
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
80 Acres w/ great development
potential, $23,500 per acre
10 Acres w/ DblWd Mobile Home,
$29,000 per acre


1). D TA 417 W Su.garland Hwy
BA ONII I 8863-983-6262 Fax 863-983-4464
Cell Phones:
Broker Lilia Joslyn 305-495-4739
'BA T Ir .l" Sales Associates:
I li. Alberto Ramirez 863-228-1973
Gabriel ROs 786-281-3003
CLEWISTON
HOME ON 2.27
ACRES, CITY AND
COUNTRY LIVING
$280,000



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This 4/5 home is situated on 4.95
+/- riverfront acres aid boasts soar-
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optxn floor plan, wrap around
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inlracoastal river and expansive liv-
ing/dining room, master bedroom,
closts, and bath. Enjoy the lovely
souiset s! located in Turkey Creek,
$390,000


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churches. Build vour dream
home or n iisnaclturd home,
$0,000
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the home you have been dream
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lot! $65,000
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consider financing wit acceptl-
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* MOWtIRA 1.25 .I/- Acres on
Canal! Seller hbs optional blus.
prints for home that will convey
with property, lot is ready for
you to build your dreinm home,
$65,000
* MONTIURA; 1.25 +/.
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3/2 OVER 2000 SQ.FT ALMOST A '% ACRE ASK
275K
4/2 NEWLY REMODELED ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR
TOOTH BRUSH ASK S89K
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Walker
Lic. Real Estate
Broker

A/ t 863-677-1010
CBS New Construction Only X 4 avail-
able. 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage Texas Ave.,
Harlem S/D .1673 sq ft. Special Loan
Pkges. LUTZ BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy
old when you can get Brand New? Price Is
Now $159.9k
No Other Listing compares to this North
Side on Avenili .. ?ba home, 2
car garage, -,1 lf|l|out. e alu-
minum roof, H$ ~i lre. Irr.arion
System, Move ,r lPr,%r.e Clean
Now Reduced $259,900
Custo locat.l
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Sweetwater Ave. This property has
many beautiful trees that include wild
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is an
abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres $74.9K
ReadP br'2 ba


Brand New CBS 3/2/1 Texas Ave. Harlem
S/D $160K

Why buy old? When you can get brand
new!2 New Construction homes built by
Toby Lloyd Construction Co.Call for
details.


Cathy S.
Garcia

863-228-4798
Se Habla Espanol
Very spacious 2001 manufactured
home on the lake, has all the room you
are looking for. This 3bd 2ba home has
several walk-in closets and avery large liv-
ing/dining' area. This home is being
offered at $124,900.
Oak Trees Line The Driveway! 3bd/2ba
MH w/ full open deck on front to sit in you
rocker. Home sits on 1 acre of land in
Flaghole. Home has tile & hardwood floors
throughout. Recently remodeled, 5ft
fence around property, and pole barn in
back yard. Get you hands on this beauty
for $169,500.00 ,
Come See This Little Piece Of Heaven In
The Country! CBS House on 5 acres in
Flaghole 3 bedrooms and 2 baths,
screened Lanai, 960 sq. ft. garage, loaded
with Oak trees $415,000
Gone Country! 2bd/1 ba CBS home with a
large family room on avery nice corner lot
available on W. Obispo. The roof is brand
new! Home is being offered at $165K
A Must Seel Beautiful 2004 manufactured
home in brand new condition on the lake.
This 4bd/2ba home has a great view of
the lake. The kitchen and bathroom
counter tops are faux marble. Home Is
being offered at $134.5K


Glenn A.
Smith

863-983-3508

1) Home Improvement Business!
Established Home improvement business
and convenience store on 2.5 acres. Fully
equipped and permitted caf6 ready to be
opened. Located near the Clubhouse in
Montura Ranch. All furniture, fixtures, equip-
ment and inventory included. Be your own
boss!! Call for Glenn @ 677-1441 for more
information. MLS#- 200530488
2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home
Oversize Living Room with Cathedral
Ceilings. Large open kitchen and formal din-.
ing room. Large rear deck with built in bbq
and gazebo. Must see at $124,900 MLS#
200540984
3) Reduced!! 4 bedroom/2 bath-over 2400
,sq.ft-mobile home in Moore Haven. Home
was new in '04. oiajllri plan. Cathedral
ceilings, large I rl, I ri. waith island.
Beautiful home r .rl, quick sale Must
see @ $129,900 MLS# 200521690
4) Investment opportunity! 13 Acres of
Producing Orange Grovell High and dry with
irrigation from bordering canal. Additional
acreage available. Call Glenn @ (863) 677-
1441 for appointment
5) New Listing" 3 br/2 ba mobile home ('05
Fleetwood) in Sunshine Lake Estates. 15 x 15
screen porch overlooking the lake. Open
kitchen with large pantry and breakfast bar.
Must see @$129,900.
6) Montura Ranch 1.25 acres ready for your
new home. I can help you with the entire
homebuilding process. Call me at 677-1441
for details.


Ashley

P. Wood

863-228-1132

Montura Ra$ states 680
S. Jinete S p lot 1,25
acres Grea n! $39.9K
Great starter home or investment
property in Montura Ranch. This
'94 MBH, 4.' wbt.ildroom plan
may be Just ll li're looking
for. Start yo Jll ear off right
with country'lTv i.L a its best. 1.25
ac., priced to sell at only $89,900.
Check this out! 3bd/2ba MH
in M .P 2L-WiKs-12nd is'
clear fM l I-fl! ines.
H o m e- w/
great t' -. l..'.. 'e is
immaculate! $108,500.00
What a great catch! 2bd/2ba
MH w/ extra lot, *Included in
Purchase Price* Partially fur-
nished & squeaky clean! 55 &
older community. Reduced to
$129,900.00 for quick sale.

Looking for Land? Look No
Further! 50+ acres located in
Highlands Co. Call for details!


Ou-ZO-.UOUIf

1) Montura Ranch Estates
Larg tt Tfl_ sq ft-
on l1 rflJS .rL IUNI near
the club house on Hacienda.
Needs some work but will not
last long at $199,900 MLS#
200528863

2) PioneeL aPJitation 2.5
wooded n t II|n Riviera.
Listed at l/J00 MLS#
200604536

3)Ridgdill Subdivision 2
Water Front Mobile Home
Lots available immediately!!
Cleared and ready for your
new home. Will not last long
at $55,000 each!!

The SMITH/WILLIAMS TEAM
As life long residents of
Clewiston, we know the area.
Allow us to help you with any
real estate needs that you
may have. We MARKET prop-
erties daily to over 6 million
potential buyers. Call us
today and get your FREE
comparable market analysis
on your home or land.


Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol

Just Reduced! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C,
Horseshoe Ac. @ $1 39.9k
Don't Let This One Slip Away!
2bd/1 ba on huge lots in
Horseshoe Acres. Bring all offers.
Seller Motivated $165K
New Listing! Montura Ranch
Estate 2bd/2ba Mobile Home.
Loca 'L Tlean:
n .dLast
Long! $107.7K
Got Land? Looking for develop-
ment land? 28 acs. in LaBelle
Ranchettes! Priced to sell fast @
$34K per acre
Need Some Space? Spacious
4bd/2ba doublewide MH in
Montura. Split floor plan, living
room, family room, too many
extras! Hurry, won't last!
Motivated Seller! Only $159K
Looking for a weekend get away
or starter home? 2bd/2ba single
wide MH in Montura RanchEstates
fenced and on paved road. Only
$84.9K


Charmaine A.
Montgomery

863-697-0189
Se Habla Espqmaol
1) Muse 20 Acres
Absolutely Perfect for your
dream home. 20 Fenced Acres
w/ pond. Lots of 10 year old
pines w/ some oaks. Priced
below recent sales. Will Go
Fast! Only $409,900.00
2) US 27 5 Acres
Looking for the impossible?
Opportunity seldom knocks
twice! 5 acres on US 27 on
the Palm Beach/ Hendry
County line. Over 937 feet on
US 27 for easy access priced
right for a quick sale @ $275K
Don't let this one get away!

3) Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New
Construction in Growing Area.
Build Your Dream Home Here!
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
thepond @$62K
Thatcher Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
@$60K
4) Montura Ranch Estates
125 N. Kennel $42,995.00
735 S. Palm $49,000.00
530 S. Shetland $52,500.00
770 S. Shetland $44,900.00


Montura Ranch Estates
2.5 Acres in Montura $85K
2.5 Acres in Montura $90K
5 Acres in Pioneer $1 79.9K
2.5 acres in Montura, fenced
$92.5K
Bring the kids & dog! This is
a big lot. 3bd/2ba brick home,
pool & fenced $319,000.00
New Development! Call me
for sky valley lots.
5 wooded acres in Pioneer
Plantation on paved road ask-
ing $149K
Ready to move in! 3bd/2ba
manufactured home in Moore
haven $79.9K
30 Acres of pasture and
woods $755K

Call me for
vacant land.
Lots or acreage.


Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
S1 Habla Espanol
The Summer of '06 will be a fun-time
with -the sparkling pool that comes
with this 4BR, 2-bath set amidst flow-
ering shrubs and colorful plantings in
enviable North Side of Clewiston. With
its spacious rooms, bar area, and
oversize lot you will vacation every
day for the price of an ordinary home:
$305,000.00
MOO! There's room for a contented cow,
pigs, goat3, and f hi 1 25 acres
in Montura Ranl 3 '2 DWMH is
included. It's nol lr ce but a place
for living. Available for only 510 -5,000.00
Definitely Not Nice, In fact it's a 2
Bd disaster! Fix It Up and it may just
be livable. An can buy this
doublewide m in Seminole
Manor for not e than the'lot
value at $39.9K
The Great.Escape Off a country lane
in Montura Ranch Estates on 1.25
acres sits a doublewide mobile home
on a corner lot with bedrooms 2
bath, There's a jacuzzi tub in master
bath and a fireplace in family room. It
can be your family's haven for just
$152,000.
Why Pay high space rents when you
can own the land with a 3BR, 2-bath
double-wide with room for a double
carport, patio, and shed in Easy Life
subdivision It's going to sell fast at
$79,900.


Charles
H. Kehm
III

305-968-2242
Want to Own a Business?
Check this Out! Established
commercial upholstery busi-
ness and property $250K

Own a Piece of Paradise!
Beautiful building lot/invest-
ment property in Port
LaBelle $49.9K Reduced for
Quick Sale

New Listi' 15 Acre Lot
located i r i' Jllra Ranch
Estates goJV J 45K Seller
Financing Available!

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

Back On The Market! 3 bed-
roo ft. on
Coro 1 ft.
prop' ing
distance of shopping
$139.9K


iV Sam J.
SWalker


863-677-1013

Montura Tracts, I List, Show and Sell
1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For Information or
Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
1 2,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $21 5K
Country Living at its Best!
Home sits on 7.5 acres. Home is
completely made of 100% cedar.
Separate building 10 ft. away
from home is CBS constructed
and trim matches the main
house. Separate, building could
be use as an office or guest
house. Call for more information!
5 Acres on Highway 27 going @
$275K
Just Outside of Town!
Fleetwood Home on a beautiful Y2
acre; The property has a 24x30
shop with office listed at
$1 64.9K Call for an appointment
today!

You Won't Want To Miss Out On
A Deal Like This! 2003 4/2
Doublewide on 2.16 acres.
Property features a second
mobile home, large steel build-
ing and storage sheds and has
substantial potential




FATUE USTI:


775 County Rd.
721 Loop NE
A little piece of Heaven!
Beautiful two story home with
spiral staircase and wood
floors. Big backyard with boat
access to the Gulf and direct
access to Lake Okeechobee.
Home on one acre among oak
hammocks. Kitchen feature
granite counter tops. Property
could be used as a Bed &
Breakfast. Detached workshop
can easily be converted for an
additional living area for a Bed
& Breakfast.

$575,000.00


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WANTED- vacant land to lease
monthly for responsible
couple to target shoot. Have
refs (772)336-6093




~ AS IS, STORM DAMAGE -
Deep waterfront sailboat
access. Easy out to Gulf or
Atlantic. $298K 239-823-2587


MobileHomes



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Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




LaBelle. *80, 24'56: 3br 2b3
In Gr 3'.i"l p l r -PW ,Ii,1
863165'-3665
MOBILE HOME: '91 4/2 Wind
Zone. Fixer upper. Must be
moved. For more info. $5500
or best offer. (863)228-6822


Recreation |



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



AIR BOAT, 4 cyl, Lycoming,
Runs good. $5000.
(561)248-0616 Okeechobee.-


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I Puli Notice


NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice
that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in HENDRY County, State of orida, on
the SEVENTH day of NOVEMBER, A.D., 2006, to fill or retain the following offic-
es:
United States Senator
Representative In Congress: Districts 16 and 23
Govemor and Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General
Chief Financial Officer
Commissioner of Agriculture
State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 20
Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 20
State Representative: District 77
Supreme Court, Retention of Three Justices
Second District Court of Appeal, Retention of Five Judges
Circuit Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit: Groups 2, 5, 8,9,11,14,17 and 18
Port LaBelle Community Development District: Seats 1,3 and 5
County Court Judge: Group 1
School Board: Districts 1,3 and 5
County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4
Hendry County Hospital Authority: Districts 2,3 and 4
Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District Groups 1,3 and 5
East County Water Control District: Seats 2 and 4
IN Testimony Whereof, I Hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the
State of Florida, at Tallahassee, The Capital, this Second day of April, A.D., 2006.
Sue M. Cobb
Secretary of State
128391 CGS/CB 4/20;5/4/06


AVISO DE ELECTION GENERAL
Y SueM. CobbSdcretaode Esdo il Et ado d Floria, r 1ret
ddy avis de que habruna ELbCC ININ G AL en oe Condas d8eenI, bsa-
do de la Florida, el dia Siete de Noviembre, D.C., 2006, para Ilenar o mantener las
siguientes posiciones oficiales:
Senador de los Estados Unldos
Representante en el Congreso por el Dlstrtn(s):16 y 23
Gobernador y Teniente Gohernador
Fiscal General
Contralor Estatal
Comiionado de Agricultura

Procuradar Estatal, Circuito 20
Defensor Publico, Circuito 20
Miembro a la CAmara de Representantes Estatal, Distrito 77
Retencitn de tres Magistrado de la Corte Suprema
Retenci6n de cinco Jueces de la Corte de Apelaciones del Distrito Segundo
Jueces de la Corte del Circuito Vigesimo, Grupos 2, 5, 8, 9,11,14,17 y 18
Distrito de Desarrollo de la Comunidad de Port LaBelle, Escalos 1,3 y 5
Jueces de la Corte del Condado: Grupo 1
Junta de los Comislonados del Condado, Distritos 2 y 4
Miembros de la Junta Escolar, Distritos 1,3 y 5
Distrito de Conservacion de Terreno y Agua de Hendry, Grupos 1,3 y 5
Autoridad de Hosplales del Condado de Hendry: Distritos 2 y 4
Distrito de Controlde las Aguas del Este Condado de Hendry: Escainos 2 y 4
En Testimonio de to coal, Yo he asentado mi firma a esto y Gran Sello del Estado de
la Florida, en Tallahassee, La Capital, en 2 de April, D.C., 2006
Sue M. Cobb
Secretaria de Estada
128395 CB/CGS 4/20; 5/4/06


FIBERGLASS BOAT- 16', older
Challenger2 exc shape
needs motor & seats. $800.
ask for Nick 863-697-8108
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, trlr
incld, 60HP Yamaha, new
CD, ready to fish, $5000 neg
(863)467-7073
PONTOON BOAT- 26', 50HP
Evinrude. needs work, good
pi(oi I $6010 rneg
l86 :]46J-5725 lor more into



MOTORHOMES. (2), not run-
ning but gooa drive train,
You Haul 1,100 wll Sell sep-
arately (8631465-62418
PARTLY FURNISHED: 75, 25
FI Lg relrig elect not water .
stove, A C Toilet w'direci
riock $1t000 17-01202-3517




OB MOTOR- 225HP, Evinrude,
long shaft, $1400
(863)467-5725
TROLLING MOTOR- Minnkota,
65lb thrust, w/foot controls,
never used still in box, $350
neg (561)744-9031



GSXR750 '04- great shape,
garage kept $5500
(863)634-8828/763-4132
jrissomebeach@eartlhlink.net




GO KART Scorpion, 2 seater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
YAMAHA RAPTOR 2003,
80cc, Mint cond. $1499
(863)467-5043


SKYLINE, Nice, Sleeps 6,
$2500. (772)579-1322
Okeechobee


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Care 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Care 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Tracks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utilty 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CHEVY CAVALIER 1997, 2
Door, Good, 153K miles. Runs
reat. Cold NA/C. Stereo system
2500. (239)243-3697
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '98, 62K mis. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
Asking $5800.863-467-1301
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $400.
(239)657-4348
PONT GRAND MARQUIS '92-
runs good, needs brakes,
$1000 or best offer
(863)697-6384 after 5pm
PT CRUISER- '02, 5 spd, CD,
Tape, Radio, fog lamps,
cruise, AC, Silver, $8400
(863)599-2556
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, needs
work or good for parts, body
in good cond., $300 or best
offer. (863)673-0645


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Glades County Board of County Commissioners
will accept sealedproposals up to 5:00 PM, May 8, 2006 at the County Manag-
ers Office, Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida for the following.
Architectural/Engineering Services to Repair
Courthouse Foundation, Columns and Electrical System
Each agent shall inspect and evaluate the Courthouse, make the necessary and re-
quired recommendations to bing the Courthouse into compliance including all la-
bor, materials, necessary plans and permitting services and fees to fully execute
those recommendations.
Each agent must include evidence that they are currently licensed and registered by
the State of Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board in accordance with all
its current statutes. Each agency shall disclose the name of any officer, director,
agent or subcontractor who is also an employee of Glades County, Florida.
Notice is hereby given that the Glades County Board of County Commissioners of
Glades County,. Florida acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter re-
ferred to as "COUNTY", will receive up to, but not later than, the above-stated
time, sealed proposals for the award of a contract for the above services. Propo-
sals shall be received in the place identified above. Those proposals timely re-
ceived shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above-stated time and
place.
The COUNTY reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to waive any irregu-
larities or informalities in any proposals or in the bidding process without disclo-
sure of a reason. The failure to make a disclosure shall not result in accrual of any
right, claim or cause of action by an unsuccessful bidder against the Glades
County Board of County Commissioners.
All proposals shall be received by Wendell Taylor, County Manager, 500 Avenue J,
Post Office Box 1018, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 by the stated date and hour
and shall be enclosed within a sealed envelope with the words: Proposal for Ser-
vices for Courthouse Repairs.
128195 CGS 4/20/06

ATTENTION MONTURA RESIDENTS
NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS' MEETING AND
ANNUAL ELECTION FOR CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
Control District, will hold their annual landowners' meeting and annual election for
the Board of Supervisors on Saturday April 29, 2006 for 8;00 a.m. through 6:00
p.m. at the Montura Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 255 N. Hacienda Street In Montu-
ra, Florida. The purpose of the landowners' meeting is to conduct business of the
DIstirct, and hold the Annual Election for the Board of Supervisors. If you need
ec ctose or adtial fo you intact
stncff q tIce ap83-983-79 between e ours oR : oa.m o p.m. A
Interested persons are Invited to attend and by heard.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT.

ATENCION RESIDENTS DE MONTURA:
NOTICIA DE REUNION PARA DUENOS DE TERRENOS
(HACENDADOS) Y
ELECTION ANNUAL PARA EL CONDADO CENTRAL DEL
DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUA
Por Io resent se esta dando la noticia de que la Junta de Supervisores para el
Consado Central del Distrito de Control de Agua, tendra su reunion annual para los
duenos de terrenos (hacendados) y las eleciones anuales para la Junta de Su-
pervisores el Sabado 29 de Abril, 2006, desde las 8:00 a.m. hasta las 6:00 p.m.
en el Centro de recreation de Montura Ranch Estates,255 N. Hacienda Street en
Montura, Florida. El motive de la reunion es para conducir los asuntos del distrito
y hacer la elecclon annual de la Junta de Supervisores. Si necesita instrucciones
especificas para llegar al centro de Recreacion a mas information por favor lame
alas oficinas del district as 863-983-5797 de las 7:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Todos
los interesados estan invitados asistir y ser escuchados.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTINCT
117386 CGS 3/1,9,16,30; 4/6,13,20,27/06


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




BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig.
owner, $2495
(863)612-1018
FORD F150 1986- Made for
Offroad! 300, w/30/12Y2/15's
& extra set of tires & rims
$1200 neg. (863)673-5995



ATV TIRES, 4 wheels, new, off
'06 Rincon, only 20 miles,
$300 or best offer.
(954)448-8253 Iv. message
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Like new. (Ran in truck for
only 20 min.) $2500.
863-673-5852 / 612-5413
FORD F150 '79- 351 Windsor,
engine good for rebuild,
ood trans, body rough,
300 (863)675-2759
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call
(863)467-8856. -
PULL ENGINE, good shape,
$60. (239)657-4348
RIMS & TIRES (4) Off Audi, 4
lug, 50% tread, asking $50-
(863)675-0188
RIMS (4) 16 x 8Dodge, 8lug,
stock alloy rims, w/center
caps, $150 (863)675-0188
SHOCK TOWER BRACES, &
set of Urethane Bushing's.
for Mustang '86-93. Sacri-
fice $150. (863)824-0801
TIRES- (4) brand new 715
Power Kings, $200 firm
(863)634-1545


TOW BAR & BASE PLATE: For
a Geo Metro. $150 or best
offer. (863)735-1753
TOW BAR- Stowmaster, Used
on a Saturn, Can be adapted
to any.vehicle. $150.
(863)763-6757
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856



CAMPER TOP- For a Ford
F-150. In Great cond. It is
not the aluminum type.
$250. (863)674-0825 LaBelle
DODGE DAKOTA '94- needs
engine rebuilt, & trans work,
good body, tool box $500
neg (863)76302379
FORD PU '90- 302 eng, needs
minor work, $700 or best of-
fer (863)673-1625 LaBelle
GMC SONOMA PU, '92, 6 cyl.,
auto, cold a/c, economical &
well maintained, $2450.
863-484-0110.
TONNEAU COVER- Hinged, for
full size PU, short box, $150
(863)675-2065
TOYOTA- '87, 2WD, 4 cyl, Au-
to, A/C, Excellent condition
$2500. (863)632-9166



CAR HAULER TRAILER- 16',
w/3' dove tail, tandem axle,
electric brakes. $1500.
(863)673-0920



FORD AREOSTAR 1990,
Runs Great. Dependable.
Asking $800.
(239)657-2461


Puli Notice


I Pb ic Noice


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 5/9/06
SUBJECT AREA: 203 Part-Time Adjunct Educators, Non-Certified and Substitute
Teachers Instructional Personnel
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
part-time adjunct educators, non-certified and substitute teachers instructional
personnel
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 6A-1.502 S.B.R., 23.17(2) (a)-(f), 1001.42,
1001.43,1012,22,1012.32 and 1012.35 F.S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 6A-1.502 S.B.R., 23.17(2) (a)-(f),
1001.42, 1001,43,1012.22, 1012,32, and 1012.35 ES.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without a
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for part-time ad-
junct educators, non-certified and substitute teachers instructional personnel.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in exceed of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on May 9, 2006.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with Information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be heard at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule Is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submittedto the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
.ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, In writ-
ing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), ES.
128212 CGS 4/20,27;5/4 CB 5/4/06


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
JEFFREY DAVIS,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NUMBER: 05-CA 216
RAY R. MORROW, JOANNE A. MOR-
ROW, CITY OF MOORE HAVEN, a Mu-
nicipal Corporation, and all unknown
persons claiming under or through
them, unknown spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other par-
ties claiming by, through, under, or
against any known or unknown person
who is known to be dead or is not
known to be either dead or alive,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT- PROPERTY
TO: RAY R. MORROW and JOANNE A.
MORROW and CITY OF MOORE
HAVEN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to quiet title on the following prop-
erty in Glades County, Florida:
Lots 7 and 8 ,ii i', City of Mnnrae
Haven,'as ,r., i,. in the .. .-
map of thew e of Moore Haven,
according to Plat Book 3 Page 72 Pub-
lic Records of DeSoto County, Florida
and being in Glades County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
requ',-j i .-.. vv ov ,I. ,,% .i
ten O.irI:1 II '. I,v, i i.: iTn i ri ,
land, i C .E .a1 r I OOiiin,-T i rilri,,l]t,
PA., 172 E. Interlake Boulevard, Lake
Placid, Florida 33852, the Plaintiffhs at-
torney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or
before April 14, 2006, otherwise a
judgment may be entered against you
Sfor the relief demanded in the com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 7th day of March, 2006.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
126094 CGS 4/13,20/06
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry Regional Medical Center is
soliciting proposals to provide Physi-
cal and Occupational Therapy services
on both an inpatient and outpatient ba-
sis.
Copies of the Request for Proposal docu-
ment are available in the Administrative
offices of Hendry Regional Medical
Center during normal business hours.
128300 CDS 4/20/06


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTORIANO VAZQUEZ
and AMARILIS VAZQUEZ
Plaintiff
vs. Case No.: 06-194-CA
JUAN F. MOLINA and NUBIA MOLINA,
his wife and MARIA M. QUINONES and
FERNANDO E. ZAMORANO,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
Quiet Trle on the following property In
Hendry County, Florida:
Lots 12 and 13, Block 26 of Montura
Ranch Estates First Subdivision ac-
cording to the Plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39 of
the Public Records Hendry County,
Florida.
Has filed against you, and you are re-
. quirad to servea copy of your written
defenses, if any, to t on Elizabeth A.
Merceret, Esq., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 1800 West 49th
Street, Suite 332, Hialeah, Florida
33012 on or before 30 days from the
date of first publication of this notice
and file the original with the clerk of-
this court either before service on
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
Answer due April 15,2006.
DATED on the 9th day of March, 2006.
As Clerk of the Court
By/S/R. DeLaCruz
As Deputy Clerk
128456 CGS 4/20,27;5/4,11/06
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
04/22/2006 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNO% SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1025
Tamlkka Paseler 35
Household items
R&P Development C8
Roofing material, misc. items
ValerIe Thompson 30
Misc. household items
Bonnie Lou Bradford A4
Mattresses, fishing rods, misc. items
Henry Montalvo K26
Computer, misc. items
Cecela Jones 427
Furnitur, misc. household items
Jessica Reyes E17
Sofa, misc. furniture, mattresses
Marcus E. WIIklnson L37
4 wheeler, misc. tools
Amelia Banda J14
Christmas items & misc. items
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Puli Notice


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 5/9/06
SUBJECT AREA: 543 Prequalification of Contractors
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
procedures whereby certified general and roofing contractors may prequalify, an-
nually, to submit competitive bids on projects.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41 and 1001.42 FS.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 255.05, 287.0585, 489.125, AND
1013.45f.s.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without a
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for procedures
whereby certified general and roofing contractors may prequalily, annually, to
submit competitive bids on projects.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in exceed of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on May 9, 2006.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested in Writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be heard at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for-obtaining a public hearing on thisproposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, In writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate matedal by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at'(863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be tiled in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), ES.
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Test: how money-smart are you?


ORLANDO, Fla. -April is Finan-
cial Literacy Month, and the Con-
sumer Credit Counseling Service
(CCCS) is challenging consumers
in Florida to test their financial
knowledge with the release of a
simple true-or-false quiz.
In a time of negative personal
savings rates and unprecedented
levels of consumer debt in the
U.S., it is critical for consumers to
take a moment to assess their
personal financial condition and
overall financial knowledge so
they are able to live financially
healthy lives. The average U.S.
household has over $9,000 in
debt and between seven and
eight credit cards.
The following short quiz
poses a few key questions to help
consumers measure where they
stand financially. All questions
are true or false:
1. You have too much debt if
you are only able to make the
minimum monthly payment on
your credit cards.
(True: When making big pur-
chases with a credit card, you
should not do so unless you have
a plan in mind to pay off the pur-
chase in three to six months. And
if you are unable to pay your
credit card balances in full, you
should always pay more than the
minimum required payment so
that you are paying down your
principal balance as well as the
interest.)
2. When my paycheck arrives,
I should pay my rent and other
bills first and then see what is left
over that I can then put into sav-
ings.
(False: Pay yourself first every
payday. With America's low sav-
ings rate, treat your savings as
another monthly bill. Recogniz-
ing the need to save as an unalter-


able commitment like the rent or
the phone bill will ensure that
you build both your emergency
fund and retirement nest egg.)
3. Spending more than 20 per-
cent of your take-home pay on
credit card bills is a sign that
you're in financial trouble.
(True: If you are using your
credit card to pay for purchases
for which you'd normally use
cash, and if paying off those pur-
chases is eating up most of your
disposable income, then it is
likely that you are over-extended
on your credit cards and you
need to rein in your spending
and develop a plan to pay off
your balances.
4. Any time N ou have a choice
between paying two roughly
equal debts, you should pay the
one with the lower interest rate
first.
(False: Remember that credit
card debt is essentially an unse-
cured loan. The longer you take
to pay it off and the higher the
interest rate, the more that loan
actually ends up costing. You can
save money by paying off the
debts with the higher interest
rates first.)
5. It is important to have an
emergency saving plan to cover
living expenses for three to six
months to protect myself from an
unanticipated event, such as los-
ing my job or a medical emer-
gency.
(True: Think of this as an
emergency savings plan that pro-
vides you a safety net should
some kind of unforeseen event
occur. This way, when an emer-
gency does arise, you can pay for
unexpected expenses without
worrying about it or borrowing
the money.
It's okay to seek financial help.


Remember, you don't have to
solve your financial problems
alone. CCCS of Central Florida has
trained and certified credit coun-
selors who offer financial man-
agement and debt reduction serv-
ices that are low-cost and free.
CCCS offers a Debt Manage-
ment Program (DMP) for con-
sumers who are having financial
difficulties and may be consider-
ing bankruptcy. During your first
appointment with a CCCS coun-
selor, a complete financial analy-
sis is conducted. Your income,
expenses and debt will be exam-
ined to establish a debt-to-
income ratio, financial profile,
and budget. From the analysis
and budget your counselor will
then determine the amount of
money you have left over after
paying for your monthly
necessities such as your
rent/mortgage, utilities, clothing,
groceries, childcare, etc. that can
reasonably be applied to your
various debts.
If you are a candidate for DMP,
CCCS will then contact each of
your creditors to negotiate a
lower monthly payment and/or
lower interest rate. Depending on
who your creditors are and your
individual situation, it may be
possible to reduce interest pay-
ments so that more of your pay-
ments go towards your principal,
eliminating your debt faster. Most
clients are debt-free in 2 to 4
years.
CCCS of Central Florida and
the Florida Gulf Coast, Inc. is a
nonprofit, community-based
organization and a member of
the National Foundation for Cred-
it Counseling (NFCC). For more
information on CCCS of Central
Florida, call 800-741-7040 or visit
www.payoffdebt.org.


April declared water conservation month


Following the lead of the
Governor and Cabinet of the
State of Florida, the South Flori-
da Water Management District
Governing Board passed a reso-
lution declaring April as "Water
Conservation Month." Approval
of the resolution joins the
actions of other counties,
municipalities, agencies and
organizations throughout the
state in emphasizing the impor-
tance of water conservation. At
the urging of SFWMD local serv-
ice center staff, more than 65
governments within the Dis-
trict's 16-county region adopted
similar resolutions.
April is typically considered the
last month of Florida's dry season
-. when water needs are most
acute. With temperatures rising
and humidity remaining low, it's a
good time to be thinking of water
conservation measures.


"Saving water is the smart
thing to do not just in April,
but every month of the year,"
said SFWMD Governing Board
Vice-Chair Irela Bagu6. Repair-
ing leaky plumbing fixtures, tak-
ing shorter showers and
installing low-flow shower-
heads are easy cures for water-
waste woes in the home. "Fix-
ing a leaking faucet, dripping at
the rate of one drop per second,
can save up to 2,700 gallons of
water per year," said Ms. Bagu6.
Outside the home, water
conservation is even more
important. As much as 70% of
residential water, use is for land-
scape irrigation. While emerald
green grass and lush ornamen-
tal plants are homeowners'
dreams, this landscaping is not
particularly Florida friendly,
especially at this time of the
year. A common sense way to


quality landscape that con-
serves water and protects the
environment is through the use
of Xeriscape landscaping tech-
niques. Xeriscaping locates
thirsty plants in select locations,
rather than spreading them out,
which requires more water. It's
a common-sense solution.
As other water management
districts, local governments and
community organizations pitch
in to raise water conservation
awareness, a critically needed
water conservation ethic can be
developed. A number of coun-
ties are already under landscape
watering restrictions, some
year-round, to help protect the
state's water resources.
(For more news from South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, see the link at
http://www2.newszap.com/1
ocal.links/florida/index.htm.)


'Do not call' case nets $112,500 judgment


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son announced today that his
department has received a
record $112,500 judgment
against a Florida company for
calling consumers on the state's
"Do Not Call" list. The judgment
was issued against Sports
Authority Florida Inc. by Orange
County Circuit Court Judge John
Adams on April 11 following
nearly three years of litigation.
"We hope that this verdict
sends a strong message that
Floridians who choose to join
our "Do Not Call" program are
to be spared the intrusion of
telemarketing calls," Mr. Bron-


son said. "We are committed to
pursuing legal action against
companies that flout the law."
A lawsuit filed in 2003
accused Sports Authority Florida,
a chain of sporting goods stores,
of making 77 calls to state resi-
dents on the list, and playing a
pre-recorded message to many
of the consumers who answered
the calls. Under Florida law, it is
a separate offense for a telemar-
keter to play a pre-recorded mes-
sage when a consumer answers
his or her phone.
While the $112,500 judg-
ment constitutes a record
amount for such a case in Flori-
da, Bronson's department has
obtained judgments or settle-


ments totaling about $2 million
from companies that have vio-
lated the state's "Do Not Call"
law. The department also has a
number of such lawsuits pend-
ing in various courts in Florida.
Mr. Bronson encourages
state residents who are interest-
ed in joining the program or
who want to find out more
about it to call his department's
Consumer Services Division at 1
800 HELP FLA (435-7352) or to
visit the division's website at
www.800helpfla.com. Con-
sumers can also use the same
phone number or website to file
a complaint against a company
that has violated the "Do Not
Call" statute.


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Bacterial gene could benefit all crops

GAINESVILLE-ThoughE.coli with graduate student Walid geneticresearch.Duringanexperi- more," Rathinasabapathi said.
bacteria are notorious for making Fouad. "Large-scale application is ment on heat stress, Fouad was "We're conducting follow-up stud-
people sick, a University of Florida several years away but we believe surprised to find plants carrying the ies to learn more about how the Community Links. Individual Voices.
t d h th t f d i thi technolo will be practical ene were taller than their ordinary


sIU y ows a LIIow L a gieneii ounu in
the microbes can keep plants
healthy by improving their resist-
ance to heat stress a discovery
that may help researchers develop
food crops that withstand harsh cli-
mates and global warming.
Tobacco plants carrying the
gene thrived after spending a week
in nonstop 95-degree heat, said
Bala Rathinasabapathi, an associ-
ate professor of horticultural sci-
ences with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. The
gene poses no threat to human
health.
Researchers believe the plants
were unusually resilient because
they contained up to four times the
normal amounts of vitamin B-5
and one of its components, the
amino acid beta-alanine, he said.
The UF study appears in the
March issue of the journal Plant
Molecular Biology.
"We're already researching the
gene's effect on tomatoes and let-
tuce, which are economically
important to Florida and vulnera-
ble to heat," said Rathinasabap-
athi, who co-authored the study


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and affordable. It's certainly need-
ed."
Up to 20 percent of the world's
food crop is lost to heat stress each
year, he said. That figure is likely to
increase if predictions of future
global warming prove correct.
According to the U.S. Environ-
mental Protection Agency, many
scientists believe the Earth's aver-
age surface temperatures will
increase by up to 10 degrees in the
next century.
Besides fighting crop loss, the
gene could enable farmers in tropi-
cal and subtropical areas to grow a
wider variety of foods, Rathi-
nasabapathi said.
The connection between the
gene and heat tolerance was dis-
covered by accident, as
researchers tried to learn how
plants make beta-alanine. The
process is well understood in bac-
teria, so the researchers decided to
take a gene that helps regulate
beta-alanine production in E. coli
and observe its effects in plants.
They transferred the gene to
tobacco, a species popular in


counterparts.
"We hypothesized that the
plants grew taller and larger under
higher than optimal temperatures
because something associated
with the gene protected them from
heat," Rathinasabapathi said. "One
possibility was that the large
amounts of beta-alanine and vita-
min B-5 they were producing
played a role."
In the current study, researchers
found tobacco plants modified
with the gene contained four times
as much beta-alanine and vitamin
B-5 as ordinary tobacco plants.
And modified plants exposed to
95-degree heat for one week
weighed almost twice as much as
ordinary plants grown under the
same conditions.
But when the modified plants
were kept at temperatures typical
for tobacco farming about 75
degrees they grew at the same
rate as their ordinary counterparts.
"The practical applications for
this gene may be limited to situa-
tions where crops will be exposed
to temperatures of 90 degrees or


ene wUIorks, so we i1can maximize
its benefits."
The UF study marks one of the
few times a plant's metabolic sys-
tem has been successfully changed
with genetic engineering, said
Ulrich Genschel, a junior group
leader at the genetics department
of the Weihenstephan Center of
Life Sciences in Freising, Germany,
part of the Technical University of
Munich.
The findings suggest beta-ala-
nine helps plants tolerate heat but
it may play a supporting role, he
said. Plants use beta-alanine to
make other substances such as
vitamin B-5 and one of them
could provide the actual protec-
tion.
"In any case, this work empha-
sizes the importance of the bio-
chemical pathway involved in vita-
min B-5 production," said
Genschel, who studies vitamin B-5
production in plants and microbes.
"It will be interesting to see what
else the authors discover about the
role of beta-alanine in plants."


Seniors, pick your Medicare plan now


By Grace-Marie Turner
The final days leading up to
May 15 will almost certainly be
chaotic at Medicare offices. That's
the deadline for seniors to enroll in
the new prescription drug benefit
without paying a penalty of higher
premiums. Phone lines will be
jammed and Web sites will be
clogged. The organizations now
helping seniors sign up will be
overwhelmed by the last-minute
rush to enroll.
That's why seniors shouldn't
wait until May to pick a plan. The
final month of the penalty-free
sign-up period is almost here. But
while more than 27 million seniors
are now participating in the new
drug benefit, millions more eligi-
ble seniors have yet to enroll.
Why are so many ignoring a
program specifically designed to
save them money? Perhaps it's
because the newspapers and air-
waves are filled with criticisms that
the drug benefit is just not good
enough. A recent poll found that
an astounding 41 percent of drug
benefit enrollees thought that
political attacks on the program
made other seniors less likely to
sign up.
That's a real shame because it
doesn't matter whether the pro-


gram could benefit from some tin-
kering in the future. What does
matter is that the drug benefit is a
valuable insurance policy right
now. Those with medium and
small drug bills are able to buy
peace of mind against future medi-
cine costs for a reasonable price.
Those with large drug bills get sub-
stantial help with their expenses
right away.
And seniors who don't sign up
by the May 15 deadline simply
won't get as good a deal as those
who do. They'll have to wait until
the next enrollment period in
November for their next chance to
sign up. And their premiums will
increase by at least 1 percent every
month they delay, adding at least 6
percent to the cost.
Seniors who are feeling skepti-
cal or confused should listen to
those who already are enrolled.
New enrollees in the Medicare
drug benefit are overwhelmingly
satisfied.
A survey by America's Health
Insurance Plans found that 84 per-
cent of those who have enrolled
had no trouble signing up or using
their benefit. Only three percent of
seniors polled had trouble
enrolling. Most seniors 85 per-
cent have experienced no prob-
lems using their new benefits, and


59 percent already are saving
money.
The drug benefit is offering
more and better choices than any-
one anticipated when Congress
crafted the program. The govern-
ment estimated that seniors would
pay $37 a month in premiums for
their Medicare drug coverage. But
the average premium has turned
out to be much lower $25 a
month.
Competition among the private
insurers offering plans has resulted
in some great deals. Some pre-
scription drug plans, for example,
cost as little as $5 a month. Others
eliminate the $250 deductible
before coverage kicks in so sen-
iors can enjoy covered from the
very first dollar they spend.
Some plans are even providing
drug coverage in the infamous
"doughnut hole" the gap in the
standard plan where insurance
coverage is interrupted between
moderate and high drug expenses.
Even The New York Times, the
venue of choice for many of
Medicare's critics, is finally coming
around, recognizing that seniors
are benefiting enormously under
the program. The paper recently
reported, "Those who have signed
up say the total cost of all their
drugs under Medicare is often less


than the amount they were paying
for just one prescription in the
past."
The Times gave the example of
a couple that together takes 24
medications. With the new bene-
fit, their drug bills "will plunge to
$4,900 or less a year, from more
than $25,000." That's an incredible
savings.
It would be a real travesty if
political attacks kept some seniors
from seeing real savings on their
prescription drug bills. With pre-
miums starting at less than $5 a
month, they have next to nothing
to lose by signing up. By law every
plan must offer access to drugs in
every medical category. And once
you enroll, you can switch plans.
Seniors shouldn't wait until
May 16 to realize what millions of
others already have perfect or
not, the new Medicare drug bene-
fit is a good deal.
Grace-Marie Turner is president
of the Galen Institute, a non-profit
research organization that focuses
on free-market ideas for health
reform. She can be reached at
tumer@galen.org.


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OVER 165 TRAILBLAZERS IN STOCK!


AIR CONDITIONING, 2.2L, AM/FM/CD AND MUCH MORE, STK#6F611873


SO 0 8 8 8 4 72
18 COBALT AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


BRAND NEW
2006 CHEVROLET
SILVERADO
_ ENT. CAB


VORTEC 4300 V6 ENGINE, AUTO, CLIMATE CONTROL, AM/FM STEREO, SUSPENSION PKG, SPARE TIRE LOCK, STK#6Z112172
a].. (*llit 7l [ M M LEASE FOR:

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112 SILVERADOS AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


BRAND NEW 2006 BRAND NEW 2006


BRAND NEW 2006
CHEVROLET
TAHOE


AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, POWER WINDOWS, POWER DOOR LOCKS, CRUISE CONTROL, V8 ENGINE. STK#6R133309


2549sB 1D2
279 TADOES AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


BRAND NEW 2006
CHEVROLET
MALIBU


LS PACKAGE, 2.2 ENGINE, AUTOMATIC TRANS., AM/FM STEREO CD, POWER WINDOWS & DOOR LOCKS. STK#6F193387

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120 MALIBUS AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


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4 DR, AUTO, A/C, STK#2M552312 .......................................5951
'00 CHEVROLET S-10 EXT CAB LS
5SPD, TOOL BOX, 4CYL, 88K MILES, STK#Y8136365......................... 6961
'97 CHEVROLET SILVERADO EXT CAB STEPSIDE
2-TONE, TOENAIL COVER, LEATHER, CLEAN, STKtV1207302...o.................. 8661
'02 CHEVROLET VENTURE
WARNERR BROTHERS" ENTERTAINMENT, 71K MILES, STK#2D149013.............. 8981
'04 CHEVROLET COLORADO EXT CAB
AUTO, A/C, GM CERTIFIED, 8K MILES, STK#48135341......................... 13,982


REAR A/C, 8 PASSENGER, DUTCH DOORS, 26K MILES, STK#5B114987.......... 14,994
'05 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER LS
ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, STK#52114704 ............................$15,994
'06 CHEVROLET UPLANDER LS
REAR A/C, ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, 13K MILES, STK#6D119258............. 18,891
'03 CHEVROLET TAHOE LS
3RD ROW SEATS, REAR A/C, ALL POWER, 64KMILES, STK#3A205275........... 18,981
'03 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE
ALL POWER, RUNNING BOARDS, HARD COVER, GM CERTIFIED, STK#3G345925.. 19,442


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L. ,aMaroone .Chevrolet


5757 Lake Worth Road
Between Military Trail and Jog Road Greenacres

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


FOREST HILL BLVD.
LAKE WORTH RD.
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BRAND NEW 2006
CHEVROLET
COBALT


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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