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Volume 81, Number 48 Thursday, May 4,2006


At a Glance

Cub Scouts
to meet
Cub Scout Pack 667 meets
every Thursday in the Clewis-
ton Youth Center at 6:30
p.m., and has room for more
members. Come check us
out. Currently, we are build-
ing go-carts. Parents are invit-
ed and encouraged to come.
Call Angie at the Youth Cen-
ter for more information.

Free diabetes
education classes
Free Diabetes Education
classes are being offered at
Hendry Regional Medical
Center. Call Toni at 983-1123
for more information.

Friday Nights
Lights
Evangel Church Assen-bly
of God Outreach Cenlet is
open from 7-10 p.m e\er.
Friday to all 7-12 grade stu-
dents in our cornmunil\
Activities available include
basketball; three pla\ station
2 units, music, and games
Snack bar with great prizes is
open each night.

Stop the violence.
The Hendry and Glades
Domestic and Sexual Vio-
lence Council's mission is to
increase community aware-
ness about domestic and sex-
ual violence and victim safety
by providing services, refer-
rals and education relating to
the affects of dorrestic sexu-
al .\ i-leri:'- in ,our communi-
ty. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston
and Moore Haven. To get
involved in the council or for
information about meeting
dates and times, please call
Abuse Council and Treat-
ment, Inc.'s Rural Extension
(REACT): (863) 674-1811
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to speak
with an advocate.

Parenting seminar
planned for May 5
LABELLE Calling all
parents A free presenta-
tion of "Six Hours of Effective
Parenting: How to Parent the
Disobedient Child" is coming
to LaBelle. The featured
speaker will be Dr. Paul
Hofacker, a clinical psycholo-
gist experienced in working
with disruptive and challeng-
ing youth. Register today to
reserve your seat by calling
FDLRS Heartland at 1-800-
316-7057. Se habla espafiol.
The event is planned for
Friday, May 5, from 8:30 a.m.
to 2:30 p.m., at the Dallas
To\\nsend Agricultural Build-
ing, 1085 Pratt Blvd. in
LaBelle. There will be free
handouts, materials, and
door prizes. Snacks and a
bag lunch will be provided .

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Audubon goes back to nature


By Bill Fabian
HENDRY/GLADES A
regional chapter of the Audubon
Society has been established in
the Hendry and Glades area, giv-
ing residents the special opportu-
nity to meet other nature enthusi-
asts and become involved in
conservation and education
activities in the local community.
According to Hendry-Glades
Secretary Margaret England and
Chapter President Stephen
Buczynski, the chapter of
Hendry-Glades Audubon
became Florida's 43rd Volunteer


Society on Jan. 14.
Among the current activities
the Audubon chapter partici-
pates in is a birding tour of
Storm-water Treatment Area Five
(STA-5), where many species of
native birds and wildlife are
observed every second Saturday
during the months from October
to April.
According to Mr. Buczynski,.
most of the participants in the
tours of the STA-5 located
approximately 20 miles south of.
Clewiston off of SR 835 are
birders from throughout the
state, and a lot of nature enthusi-


asts in Clewiston may not be
aware that such a haven for
wildlife and natural beauty exists
so close to Clewiston.
"The majority of our member-
ship is from LaBelle and other
areas, and we are looking to
recruit new members from the
Clewiston area," said Mr. Buczyn-
ski. "The Audubon Society is
about conservation and educa-
tion. We would certainly like to
see this community and its resi-
dents become more involved
and appreciative of its natural
beauty," he said.
The monthly meetings of the


Festival: El Dia De Los Ninos


INI!Ideybis Gonzalez
Children enjoyed playing the children's cake walk at the Latin fest "El Dia De Los Ninos"
at the Clewiston Library on Saturday, April 29.

Library has Latin celebration


By Ideybis Gonzalez
CLEWISTON The
Clewiston Library together
with the help of the local His-
panic community celebrated
El Dia De Los Ninos onr, April
29.
The Florida Department of
State, State Library, and
Archives of Florida awarded 21
mini-grants to libraries
throughout the state of Flori-
da, making such programs
possible.
Clewiston Library Director
Barbara Oeffner organized the
special event for the children
of, the community. The cele-
bration included a variety of
fun activities which included
multicultural storytelling,
music listening, dancing, food
tasting, book giveaways and
much more.
The State Library and
Archives of Florida kicked off
the state's celebration of this
nationwide event all through-
out the month of April. El Dia
De Los Ninos is a festival hon-
oring children from all cul-


Hendry-Glades Audubon Society
chapter are currently held in
LaBelle. The next meeting is
scheduled for Monday, May 8,
when guest speaker Marianne
Korosy, a researcher at the
Kissimmee River State Preserve,
will speak and present informa-
tion about grasshopper spar-
rows, an endangered species
native to the area.
The meetings are held at the
Dallas Townsend Extension
Office at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in
LaBelle. The May 8 meeting will
be the society's final meeting
before adjourning for the sum-


mer months, after which meet-
ings will resume in September.
Additional 2006-2007 officers
and board members include
Vice-President Norman Dillman,
Treasurer Janet Falk, and board
members Arthur Gallagher,
Martha Valiant, Nikki Yeager,
Teresa Lazar, and Sonny Mow-
bray.
Potential new members inter-
ested in joining the Audubon
Society are encouraged to con-
tact Mr. Buczynski by calling
(863)902-0856 or by e-mail
(stephenbuc@earthlink.net).


Brown Sugar



Festival May 6


By Ideybis Gonzalez
HARLEM Just outside of
Clewiston in the Harlem Com-
munity the annual Brown
Sugar Festival, sponsored by
the Harlem Academy Commit-
tee takes place the first Satur-
day each May.
Last year festival was
marred by the shooting and
tragic death of death of a
young man.. Festival organiz-
ers have ensured the commu-
nity that last year's tragic inci-,
dent will not ruin the annual
festival and 'they are deter-
mined to keep this year's festi-
val-goers safe., Festival organ-
, izers, together with the local
law enforcement agencies
have taken new' measures this
,ear to make the festival more
safe and enjoyable for many
more years to come.


Brown Sugar Festival is a
Black heritage and cultural
celebration held at the end of
the sugar cane harvest season
in the community of Harlem,
which began as a shantytown
of migrant workers and has
grown to a community of
3,000 permanent residents.
The festival helps raise
money for scholarship for the
local Harlem community
graduating students.
In addition, it features Afro-
American soul foods like out-
of-this- world barbeque and
other cultural food, crafts and
exhibits. The Harlem commu-
nity invites and encourages
everyone in the community
and surrounding areas to
come out and enjoy a day of
fun, food and activities for the
whole family. See you there!


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Barbara Oeffner helped the children at the Latin Fest
picking some free books for them to keep.


tures, encouraging them to
experience the joy of reading,
and promoting understanding
the many difference cultures.
The celebration is a annual
statewide event which takes
place in April.
"I think it's a very important
program to have for our local
children, it encourages them
to read and understand and


appreciate the different cul-
tures in our community," said
Ms. Oeffner.
According to the library
director, Clewiston has organ-
ized and successfully complet-
ed three programs two in
Montura and one in Clewiston
- with a total of 150 children
See Festival Page 12


CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton City Commission took two
big steps in the future planning
and growth of the city at a spe-
cial meeting session Monday
evening. The agenda contained
pnly two items, but they hap-
pened to be two of the more
important issues to come before
t,.e city commission in quite
sore time.
With the retirement of John
Yaun as city attorney, Clewiston
has been interviewing and
searching for his replacement.
At last night's meeting, the city
commission presented appli-
cant Charles Schoech, to fill the
position vacated by Mr. Yaun.
The personal interview and
review of Mr. Schoech's legal
background had already been
completed upon his presenta-
tion before the commission.
Commissioner Julio Rodriguez


was one of the members pres-
ent during the interview process,
stated he was "very impressed"
with Mr. Schoech's background
in government law, but even
more important to him was that
Mr. Schoech seemed like "a
good person, and the type of
person we want to have in our
community."
Mr. Schoech did not speak
Monday evening, instead sitting
quietly in the commission cham-
ber room as the board presented
him for a vote, that was met with
unanimous approval by the.
board and Mayor Mali Cham-
ness. City Manager Wendell
Johnson advised Mr. Schoech
that the last step in the process
was a thorough background
check as a formality but some-
thing that all city employees
See Attorney Page 12


Coaching legend to say goodbye


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CLEWISTON Clewiston
High School Athletic Director Al
Morrell, after nearly three
decades as a coach and educa-
tor, will say goodbye to his high
school alma mater when he
retires this summer.
Coach Morrell's name, face
and voice are perhaps among
the most widely recognized in
South Florida not only at CHS,
but also at dozens of high
schools and some colleges
across the nation.
In a true testament to his
impact as an educator and a role
model, scores of past and cur-
rent members of the CHS faculty
and student body gathered to
honor Mr. Morrell, along with
other retiring educators Johanna
Huss and Cathy Metz, at an hon-
orary celebration held at the


Clewiston Country Club.
The event featured memories
and presentations by former fac-
ulty members Joe Whitehead,
John Mack, Jane Hatfield, Lucin-
da Kelley, and CHS Principal Dr.
Robert Egley.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Mr.
Morrell emigrated to, the United
States in 1961, attending school
at Pahokee High School, and
later Clewiston High School He
graduated from CHS in 1965, and
went on to accept a scholarship
to play football at Mississippi
State University.
He attended MSU from 1965
to 1969, and spent his first year as
a teacher at Caledonia, MS after
receiving a B.S. degree in educa-
tion in 1969. Arriving at Clewis-
ton High School in 1977, Mr. Mor-
rell assumed the head coaching
position in a program that.was
going through a rebuilding


process.
"We had to build the football
program from scratch we had
no budget, no guidelines," said
Coach Morrell. "It was challeng-
ing, but highly rewarding," he
said.
Having built a reputation over
the years for taking on difficult or
challenging situations with rel-
ish, Coach Morrell proved early
on that he was the man for the
job.
"I could have ended up any-
where, I didn't know I would
come back to CHS," said Coach
Morrell, who also coached at
Moore Haven High School and
Lely High School. He has since
led the Clewiston Tigers to play
in five state championship
games, and was inducted to the
Florida Athletic Coaches Associa-
See Coach Page 12


Submitted to INI
Clewiston High School Athletic Director Al Morrell shown
here as the CHS head football coach during the 1997 State
Championship game built a reputable football program
"from scratch" upon his return to his high school alma mater
In 1977.


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State budget includes courthouse funding


TALLAHASSEE -- The 60-day
legislative session is nearing its
close and funding has been
secured for courthouse facilities
in several rural counties in Flori-
da according to State Senator
Rod Smith (D-Alachua).
Budget conferees met
throughout the weekend in Talla-
hassee and reached a final agree-


ment on several issues, including
funding levels for several small
county courthouse projects, on
Monday evening.
Senator Smith announced
that several rural counties have
secured funding for courthouse
facility improvements. "We've
been fortunate in the past four
years in that we've been able to


secure funds for the facility needs
of public courthouses in many
rural counties in the state," said
the Senator. "Having personally
tried cases as a prosecutor in
many rural courthouses, I know
that we have some very real facil-
ity needs and recognize that it is
difficult for many rural counties
to foot the bill," he continued.


The bill includes $550,000 for
Glades County Courthouse Safe
Record Area and $200,000 for the
Hendry County Courthouse.
Senator Smith serves as Vice-
Chairman of the Senate Justice
Appropriations Committee and
chaired the committee during
the 2003 and 2004 Legislative
Sessions.


Obituaries


William
Thomas Aspey
William (Bill) T. Aspey, 75, of
Belle Glade died April 29, 2006.
He was born on Jan. 14, 1931 in
Titusville, Penn., son of Donald
T. and Josephine Gardner Aspey
The family moved to Belle Glade
in 1936 and Bill graduated from
Belle Glade High School in 1949.
He graduated from Florida State
University in 1953 and was a
member of Lambda Chi Alpha
Fraternity. He was an active
member of Seminole Boosters.
After graduation from FSU, he
served in the US Marine Corps.
He retired from Sugar Cane
Growers Cooperative in 1993,
after 28 years as payroll supervi-
sor.
Survivors include his loving
wife, Helen Folds Aspey of Belle
Glade; son Robert Wester Jr.
(Nancy) of Royal Palm Beach;
daughters, Sheryl Wester Shaw
of Gainesville, Fla; Keith Shaw,
Gainesville, Fla.; Robbie and
Krystel Wester, Royal Palm
Beach; Allie and Jarret Morgan,
Naples, Fla.; and his brother-in-
law, Allison E. Folds (Jackie) of
Gainesville, Fla. He was preced-
ed in death by his son, Steve
Wester in. 1976.
He was a member of Masons
for over 50 years and past master
and treasurer of Belle Glade
#273 and a member of Okee-
chobee Lodge #237. He was
District Deputy of the Grand
Lodge of Florida in 1983. He was
a member of Scottish Rite/Valley
of Lake Worth and a 33 Degree
Mason. He was a former mem-
ber of Maki Shrine Temple,
Miami and a charter member of
Amara Remple, Palm Beach Gar-
dens, serving as marshall and
captain of the guard. He also
served as president and treasur-
er of Amara Ambassadors. He
dedicated many hours, serving
on the Shrine Children's Hospital
Scorrmiti:. He served as worthy
patron ot Belle Glade Chapter
#196 Order of Eastern Star and a
member of Clewiston Chapter
O.E.S. He was a member of


B.P.O.E. 1716 Order of Elks. He
was a member of Community
United Methodist Church of
Belle Glade. Visitation was Tues-
day, May 2, 2006 at Glades Funer-
al chapel 1040 N. Main St., Belle
Glade with Masonic service at 7
p.m., Funeral Services were held
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at
Glades Funeral Chapel at 10
a.m., Entoumbment followed at
Foreverglades Funeral Mau-
soleum.
Donations may be made to:
Shriners Hospital for Children
Transportation fund, Amara
Shrine Temple, P.O. Box 30335,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420-
30335.
Willard William Lix
Willard Lix, 74, of Buckhead
Ridge, died April 29, 2006 at
home. Mr. Lix was born July 15,
1931 in Patton, Missouri to Cecil-
ia and William Lix. He had lived
in Buckhead Ridge since 1983
previously residing in Hidden
Valley Missouri. Mr. Lix proudly
served our country in the US
Army and retired from the Army
corps of Engineers in 1979.
Mr. Lix was preceded in death
by his wife Geraldene in 1998
and his granddaughter, Molly in
2004. He is survived by sons,
William Lix of Scott City, Mo.,
DeWayne Lix of Benton, Mo.;
daughters Linda Shank of Buck-
head Ridge and Jeannenne San-
born of Buckhead Ridge; 10
grandchildren; 6 great-grandchil-
dren; and, one brother Geroid
Lix of Jackson, Mo.
Funeral services will be held
at Amick-Bennett funeral Home
in Scott City, Missouri, Interment
will be at Cape Girardeau Memo-
rial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to:
Make a Wish Foundation, 3550
N. Central Avenue, Suite 300,
Phoenix, Arizona '85012-2127 or
Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark
Circle, FortlMyers, Flprida 33908.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


Dean A. Manor
A memorial service for Dean
Allan Manor, 42, of 309
Lawrence Street, Roxboro, N.C.,
who died on Monday, April 24,
2006 at Person Memeorial Hos-
pital, was conducted on Satur-
day, April 29.
Mr. Manor was a former resi-
dent of Clewiston. He was the
son of John and Shirley Manor,
Cooksburg, Penn., who survive.
Surviving, in addition to his
parents, are his wife, Denise
Manor: a son, Damian Manor, of
Roxboro; and two brothers, Dar-
rell Manor of Asheville and John
Manor of Clarion, PA.
Memorials may be made to
Home Health & Hopice of Per-
son County, 325 S. Morgan St.,
Roxboro, N.C. 27573.
Robert L. Schultz, Sr.
Robert L. Schultz, Sr., 75, of
Lake Placid died Thursday
evening, April 20, 2006 at his res-
idence. He was born in Detroit,
Mich. to parents Brenton Sr. and
Brenda Schultz.' He played on
the Dexter Michigan High School
football team that was un-scored
upon one year and undefeated
another, receiving personal con-
gratulations from University of
Michigan football coach Bo
Schemblecher at a house party.
He served his country in the U.S.
Army for six years, stationed in
Alaska, Virginia, and Washing-
ton. A charter member of the
Dexter Lions Club and a mem-
ber of the Washtenaw County
Sheriffs skin diving recovery
team. Before moving to Belle
Glade he was the owner of the
Mill Creek Sporting Goods Store
in Dexter and continued repair-
ing Evinrude motors and golf
course grounds maintenance in
Florida. He is survived by his lov-
ing wife of 55 years Betty, daugh-
ters; Pamela Tasker (Jay), Susan.
Davenport (Ross), sons; Bobby
Schultz, Jr. (Debbie), grandchil-
dren; Britt Tasker (Julie), Karra
Dettling (Andy), Joshua, Jacob,
Jesse Schultz Rebecca, Sarah,
Zachary Davenport, twin great


grandchildren, mother, Bertha, a
twin brother; Brenton, Jr. (Mar-
cie), sister: Marlelayne Newell
(Raymond). Services will be
held at a later date in Michigan.
Family suggest memorial dona-
tions to Good Shepherd Hos-
pice, 4418 Sun "N" Lake Blvd,
Sebring, Florida 33852. All
arrangements entrusted to Scott
Funeral Home, Lake Placid, Fla.
George L. Towell
George L. Towell, 59 of Lake
City died early Thursday morn-
ing, April 27, 2006 at the Lake
City Medical Center. A native of
Litchfield, Illinois, Mr. Towell had
lived in Lake City for the past
twelve years having moving
there from Belle Glade, Florida
where he had been a long time
resident. Mr. Towell was very
active in the Belle Glade Elks
Lodge #1716, American Legion
Everglades Post #20, Okee-
chobee Masonic Lodge #237,
the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
in Lake Worth, Amara Shriners
in Palm Beach Gardens, Order of
the Eastern Star Sugarland Chap-
ter 220 in Clewiston and he most
recently became a member of
the Lake City Board of Realtors.
In his spare time he enjoyed trav-
eling, spending time with family
and friends and was an avid
Florida Gator fan.
Mr. Towell is survived by his
wife, Gail Towell, Lake City, two
sons, William Towell, Titusville
and Ralph Towell (Nichole),
Royal Palm Beach, two daugh-
ters, Terri Weeks (Matt) and
Janet Towell both of Belle Glade,
one brother Ray Towell (Jen-
nifer), Stuart and three sisters,
Maxine Parson (Tony), Ponce De
Leon, Jeanne Woodard (Bobby),
Belle Glade, and Mary Frances
Alford (Tony) Branford. Two
grandchildren, Kathryn and Lau-
ren Weeks of Belle Glade and a
host of nieces and nephews also
survive.
Memorial services for Mr.
Towell were conducted Tuesday,
May 2, 2006 at Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home in Clewiston.


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Could the dike fail?


State panel
finds problems
with the dike
By MaryAnn Morris
In a 78-page report released to
Gov. Bush on April 27, an inde-
pendent panel of engineers,
brought in by South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
reported problems with the Her-
bert Hoover Dike. The dike encir-
cles Lake Okeechobee and pro-
tects the communities some
60,000 people who live there -
from flooding. It also holds the
fresh water supplies for much of
South Florida.
Gov. Bush, upon review of the
report, wrote to Principal Deputy
Assistant Secretary of the Army in
charge of civil works, John Paul
Woodley, listing nine points of con-
cern about the 70-year-old dike.
The Corps of Engineers has posted
a response to the nine points of
concern made by Gov. Bush and
the news release and Gov. Bush's
letter on their Web site at:
www.saj.usace.army.mil/ pao/hot-
Topics/ninepoints.htm.
"There are no surprises here,"
said COE Chief of Engineering
Steve Duba in a teleconference May
2. "We have been dealing with
these issues for manyyears."
The US Army Corps of Engi-
neers (COE), which Secretary
Woodley heads, responded with a
news release stating among other
points:
"The U.S. Army corps of Engi-
neers holds public safety as its high-
est priority," said Woodley in the
news release. "We have always
taken, and will continue to take,
actions that put protection of the
public above all other considera-
tions. That is why we have a com-
prehensive program to ensure the
integrity of the Herbert Hoover Dike
is always maintained and Lake
Okeechobee water levels are man-
aged to minimize risks as we enter
hurricane season."
"The report, prepared by an
independent review panel of engi-
neers confirms and validates con-
cerns that the Corps has expressed
for some time now, and which we
have already begun to address,"
said Woodley. "The Corps provided
all information requested by the
independent panel to conduct their
analysis."
The report itself quotes a 1986
COE document:


"The major concern is not with
the costs required to make minor
repairs to the levees ... but with the
consequence of a complete levee
failure. The costs associated with
such an occurrence would be
astronomical."
The report raises question
about danger to the dike while the
current repairs are ongoing and
also questions the nature of the
repairs as a whole. The COE will re-
evaluate the design of the repair to
ensure that the best repair will be
made under the level of protection
authorized by congress.
In 2005 Congress authorized the
Herbert Hoover Dike be placed on
the National Inventory of Dams.
This increases the standards by
which the dike is maintained.
The report discusses the fact
that problems with the dike are
more and more likely the higher
the water is maintained and recom-
mends changes in the regulating
rules that govern the lake.
"The risk of piping (leaks) is
directly related with the water level
in Lake Okeechobee, said Steve
Duba, Chief COE Engineer.
Also, as the report points out, a
serious breach of the dike would
cause a loss of life, cities, crops and
a loss of water supplies to the
coastal communities and lake
communities.
The report goes on saying that.
the quick response, knowledge
and care of the COE personnel in
watching and repairing problems
as they happen has been the one
this that has kept South Florida
from a tragic and expensive catas-
trophe, but that the structure itself
must prevail.
The COE's goal was to have the
lake at elevation 14.0 by May 1 and
that was exceeded when the lake
reached 13.83. The amount of
water allowed into Lake Okee-
chobee is indeed an issue.
"Construction of the Stormwa-
ter Treatment Areas (STA's) and
impoundment areas being built
-with the Accesser8 projects func-
tion as storage for excess stormwa-
ter," said Randy Smith Lead Media
Specialist for South Florida Water
Management District


Hendry Regional has free

diabetes education class


Diabetes affects your heart and
blood vessels. Complications
include heart attack, coronary
artery disease, stroke and poor
circulation to the feet. Heart dis-
ease affects 75 percent of those
with diabetes.
People with Type 2 diabetes
have an even great risk of cardiac
complications because damage to
blood vessels starts many years
before blood sugar levels elevate.
Insulin resistance, the cause of the
Type 2 diabetes, leads to high
blood pressure, high cholesterol,
and fat deposits 20-30 years before
the blood sugars start to rise.
Diabetes causes changes in the
way fats are used in the body. Cho-
lesterol and triglycerides. elevate
and the good cholesterol (HDL)
level falls. The cholesterol becomes
small, dense, and sticky, causing it
to stick to the sides of blood vessels.
This leads to atherosclerosis, fatty
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blood vessels and shrink the open-
ing that carries blood to organs,
arms and legs. The red blood cells
become sticky and clump together,
increasing the risk for high blood
pressure, heart attack, and stroke.
Hypertension, or high blood
pressure, affects more than half of
all people with diabetes and plays a,
major part in the progress of eye
and kidney problems. Blood pres-
sure in people with diabetes
increases with age and weight and
is twice as likely in African- Ameri-
cans as Caucasians. It adds to the
higher risk of stroke. Hypertension
worsens hardening of the arteries,
where the walls of the arteries
become thick and hard, leading to
poor circulation.
Prevention of heart complica-
tions is possible with daily exercise,
low fat diet and medications for
hypertension and cholesterol.
Call (863)983-1123 for more
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Pahokee city
leaders are expected to review a
proposal from U.S. Sugar for the
operation of a rock pit near 20-
Mile Bend.
While officials have no say
over whether or not the plans
are approved by the county,
leaders say they would like to
know more about the plans
before giving them the city's
stamp of approval.
At this point, U.S. Sugar repre-
sentatives say the proposal
would allow it to lease a piece of
property near 20-Mile Bend as a
rock pit, west of an aggregate
rock company near West Palm
Beach.
At least initially, the rock-min-'
ing operation is expected to cre-
ate a number of new jobs,
though an exact figure is not yet
known. According to Judy
Sanchez, director of corporate
communications for U.S. Sugar;
said the mining company is
expected to grow through the
years with the potential to
encompass 4,000 acres of land.
U.S. Sugar has signed a lease
agreement with Stuart Mining,
the company that will manage
and operate the mining site.


By Patty Brant
Homelessness can be fairly
easy to hide. It's not only scruffy
people living on the streets or in
wooded areas. The homeless
includes people who drift from
relatives to friends to other rela-
tives because they cannot
afford a place of their own.
Being homeless in Hendry
County is a particular problem
because there are so few servic-
es here.
The official homeless count,
conducted January 27, was
417; however, coalition mem-
bers are sure that's just the tip
of the iceberg. Of the 417
homeless counted, 95 were in
Clewiston, the rest in LaBelle.
With only a handful of volun-
teers to canvas and almost all
of those centered in the imme-
diate LaBelle area most of the
county was not involved at all in
the process.
Of course, Hurricane Wilma
added to the number of home-
less left in this area, with 645
homes destroyed.
The big dream is to open a
shelter for the homeless, how-
ever finding an appropriate site
is a big issue as is the funding
it would take. A possible site at
the Freedom Fellowship'
Church has not panned out, but
coalition members are continu-
ing to search for the most


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Unlike companies like Palm
Beach Aggregates near West
Palm Beach whose constant
stream of heavy truck traffic
bogs down Southern Blvd. -
the product dug at the site will be
transported from the area via
rail. Residents near the area and
drivers who use the road to
Canal Point often, U.S. Sugar
representatives said, should not
expect to see the commercial
vehicles on the highway.
The next step for U.S. Sugar
will come in the form of a
request to Palm Beach County. It
is expected that the mining oper-
ation will pass through the coun-
ty's planning and zoning depart-
ment for approval.
Pahokee city officials at a
recent meeting seemed unop-
posed to the idea of supporting
the concept, but ordered staff to
get more information before
they vote either way.
"The administration hasn't
had the opportunity," to review
the material, said City Manager
Lillie Latimore. "We're going to
write them a nice, neutral letter
and have them explain it to us."
At least one commissioner
agreed.
"Give us time to look at this,"
said Commissioner Keith Babb.


appropriate means to serve the
homeless, whether it be a soup
kitchen, an emergency shelter
or transitional housing, which
offers shelter for three months
to two years and seeks to help
solve the issues that cause
homelessness, including drug
abuse, a lack of job skills, tem-
porary disability or just bad cir-
cumstances. They are also con-
sidering partnering with other
entities, such as Habitat for
Humanity and local govern-
ment.
Last year the six-county
coalition received $249,000 for
local services. This year, the
local coalition hopes to receive
$450,000 for services. A new
system to document the home-
less is to be in place by the next
official count, which will take
place in January 2007. A system
using electronic service points
- inputting homeless informa-
tion into a data base is com-
ing into play. Three local groups
will initially be licensed as take-
in points: Freedom Fellowship
Ministries, United Way and Sal-
vation Army.
The next homeless coalition
meeting will be at the United
Way House at 10 a.m. Thursday,.
May 18. The public is encour-
aged to come learn more about
homelessness and become a
part of the solution.


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Letter to the Editor


Sugar Festival
appreciated
On behalf of all of the
employees and families of U.S.
Sugar Corporation, I would like
to thank Jeff Barwick, the Sugar
Festival Committee and the City
of Clewiston for their efforts in
putting on a superb Sugar Festi-
val.
It takes a great many people
and an even greater amount of
effort to put on such an event
each year and we would like to
recognize the efforts of the peo-
ple behind the scenes. In partic-
ular, we would like to thank Pam


Kelley, Miss Sugar Pageant, Main
Stage Entertainment; Nilda
Sparks, Treasurer; Sean Moore,
Cathy Garrels & Nina Conley,
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce; Liz Shaw, Food Booths;
Frank Dowdle, Kids Fun Park;
Linda Pelham, Big Lake Cruis-
ers; Barbara Oeffner & Friends of
the Library, Sweet Taste
Contest; Debbie Walker, South-
ern Gardens;
CPT Kristine Petersen, Securi-
ty; Investigator Charles White,
Hendry County Sheriff's Office;
Angie Kelley & Iva Pittman,
Information Booths; Lance
Ramer & Camp E-Tu-Makee,


Tents; Ray Tash, Horseshoe
Tournament; Steve Gwyn, Tiger
Slam Tennis; and the Clewiston
Business and Professional
Women's Club; Arts and Crafts
Festival.
We appreciate the leadership
and involvement of Mayor Mali
Chamness and the City Commis-
sion, City Manager Wendell
Johnson, Utilities Director Kevin
McCarthy, Public Works Director
Sean Scheffler, Parks & Recre-
ation Director Angie Kelley and
Dougie Rudd and the electrical
crew.
The Sugar Festival and its
activities provided a wonderful


day for residents of our commu-
nity to get together and celebrate
the end of another harvest sea-
son and it provided a sweet and
extremely positive Clewiston
experience for all of the visitors.

Once again, I would like to
thank all those in our communi-
ty who participated in the festi-
val. U.S. Sugar is proud to be an
active supporter of this commu-
nity tradition and we look for-
ward to the 2007 Sugar Festival.
Sincerely,
Robert H. Buker, Jr.
President and CEO
U.S. Sugar Corporation


A victory that has Zaragoza named new S. Lake editor


come through him


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
There is an Old Testament
story about a battle between the
people of Israel and the
Amalekites who attacked them
(Exodus 17:8ff). Moses was lead-
ing the Israelites with his staff in
his hand, raised over the warring
troops. The report notes that "as
long as Moses held up his hands,
the Israelites were winning, but
whenever he lowered his hands,
the Amalekites were winning
(verse 11)." Finally, Moses grew
tired, so they found a stone for
him to sit on, then Aaron and Hur
stood on each side and held his
hands up "...so that his hands
remained steady till sunset. So
Joshua overcame the Amalekite
army with the sword (verses 12-
13)." The story ties together victo-
ry with God's presence being
invoked; victory was somehow
tied to raising ones hands to call
upon God to be present even as
the worst of enemies were attack-
ing. There is something special
about asking God's blessing even
at the worst of times. I watched a
news account of someone trying
to sell a house without success,
until he called on a minister to
bless it. Others had similar experi-
ences and the news report ended
by noting that there were now
realtors calling upon clergy for
house blessings when properties
don't move! A bit superstitious.
you say? Perhaps, but what is
going on? It may be that the seller
comes to believe and thus
changes his attitude; the realtor
shows the house to someone
once again because his confi-
dence (faith?) is restored that the
property will move, his belief
about the property is restored, the
people of Israel come to believe
victory is theirs because God
wants it and. they will do what it
takes; i.e. raising ones' hands in
prayer. Apparently it was work for


Moses to keep his hands elevated
that day; he had to have help.
Nevertheless, he offered his work
to God and that's where his bless-
ing came from. He had others
help him too; they saw his belief
and so they supported his work,
literally, but they were all reward-
ed. Raising hands in prayer is
work when it's done right! There
is a Greek word, "Liturgy" which
commonly refers to Church serv-
ices but means in its roots "the
work of the people." In fact, when
we pray diligently and fervently,
that is hard work. Someone said
"Prayer changes things, or you
change!" and this statement must
have come from many hours of
holding up hands with nothing
happening as planned or predict-
ed. Then as hands might be about
to drop in frustration and disap-
pointment, there comes an
insight that maybe the wrong
things were asked for, or maybe
God has other ideas, or maybe
we're about to learn something.
Victory for the Israelites didn't
come that day because Moses
blessed all by himself, he had help
along the way. Our prayers need
our best work, and at times we
should rely on the works of others
to support us too. Churches keep
prayer lists, "holding up" to God
the prayers of many to. support
the prayers of those seeking victo-
ry in one way or another. When
our spiritual arms tire, there are
others to pick them up and share
with us the burden of the'spiritual
struggle that goas, con, even
beyond our physical or spiritual
strength. When we would like to
give something to someone, we
can support them in prayer even
when they seem tired, frustrated,
disappointed, discouraged. That
has to do with the importance of
being part of a faith community
and worship. It is truly "the work
of the people," hard work if done
right and the victory that comes to
those who believe enough to real-
ly keep at it.


Jose Zaragoza, longtime
reporter for The Sun, has been
named as the news editor for
The Sun, The Clewiston News
and the Glades County Democ-
rat newspapers.
"Jose has proven his abilities
as a community journalist and
his dedication to the values of
the Independent Newspapers
group," said INI Florida Execu-
tive Editor Katrina Elsken. "As
we take advantage of new tech-
nology, he'll work to improve
the papers and their service to
the communities around the
south side of Lake Okee-
chobee."
The three weekly newspa-
pers are part of the Independent
Newspapers Florida group. They
share office space in Clewiston.
Originally a Texas native and
beginning his journalism career
with a small daily in Texas at the
age of 19, Mr. Zaragoza has been
in South Florida for the past five
years and has been rooted in
community journalism for The
Sun. He began his career with
INI as a news clerk, became a
part time reporter and has
evolved into a well respected
journalist within the Glades
communities.
"Jose has a natural instinct
for news," said Mr. Young. "His
instincts and nose for news is
among the best that I have
worked with across the country
and I take pride in the fact that I
have worked with some of the
best. Jose brings a lot of youthful
energy into this position, but at
the same.time brings a solid
foundation of news experience
that will serve our communities
well."
Mr. Zaragoza's journalistic
progress has been steadfast
thanks largely to his unyielding
commitment to the communi-
ties in which he serves.
"Since starting work here, I
have developed a strong con-
nection with the community and
I look forward to the many excit-
ing prospects the future holds


for the cities and towns around
the lake," he said. "There's no
doubt about it, change is com-
ing to our area and it will be up
to our residents to decide
whether it is ultimately good or
ultimately bad. Our job is to pro-
vide the unbiased information
necessary for our citizens to
make their own determination."
Mr. Zaragoza is intent on
maintaining the high quality of
standards that is INI's commit-
ment.
"Our newspaper will contin-


ue to serve in the role of the
hometown paper, and my goal is
to embrace all of the things that
our residents would like our
paper to be," he said. "The
newspaper has become an
important 'bulletin,' a weekly
catch-all document, that our
readership has come to rely
upon. My aim is to continue that
tradition."
Mr. Zaragoza may be reached
by email at
jzaragoza@newszap. com.
Items for publication in the


newspapers should be sent to
the following addresses: Clewis-
ton News -
clewnews@newszap. com;
Glades County Democrat gcd-
news@newszap.com; The Sun
- sunnews@newszap.com.
Former News Editor Mark
Young resigned as of April 28.
Mr. Young said he will be the
general manager of new Florida
sports publication and that he
proudly turns over the reigns of
the news editor position to the
former senior reporter.


Submitted to the Caloosa Belle/Pat Bosley
Back in business
Hurricane Wilma blew down the Pioneer Community Park sign but with a new paint job
and the help of County Road and Bridge employees Walter Greer, Armando Rodriguez
Sand former Pioneer resident David Bosley, the landmark sign to point the way to the Pio-
neer Park is back up ready for the next hurricane season. The sign was an original design
of Pioneer resident Alice McCluskey. It was a wooden sign and after years of weather was
in bad shape. Several years ago David Bosley took the original design and cut it out of
sheet metal, so the sign should serve Pioneer residents for many, many years.


Thank God for our mothers' love, kindness and sacrifice


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A teacher gave her class of
second graders a lesson on the
magnet and what it does. The
next day in a written test, she
included this question: "My full
name has six letters. The first one
is "M," I pick up things. What am
I?"
When the test papers were
turned in, the teacher was aston-
ished to find that almost 50 per-


cent of the students answered the
question with the word Mother.
Mothers are important to us.
That's one of the reasons we set
aside a special day to honor them
each May. Mothers pick things
up. Mothers sacrifice so we might
be blessed. Mothers love us to the
end. When I think about what
mothers do and give, I think back
to something that happened in
Yellowstone National Park in
2002.
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the fires on wildlife, plants, his-
toric structures, trails, etc. During
one of these assessments,
rangers came across a vivid testi-
mony to a mother's love.
At the base of a tree, com-
pletely charred in ashes, was the
carcass of a bird. Somewhat sick-
ened by the sight, one of the
rangers turned the bird over with
a stick. When he did, three tiny


By Patty Brant

The county commissioners
approved what they hope will be
a shot in the arm for the Clewis-
ton area economy last week
when they approved an ad val-
orem tax exemption for Barron
Management and Investment,
Inc. The business will provide a
welcome center, truck wash,
scale, lounge, fitness center,
business center, barber shop,
operation center for GPS, confer-
ence rooms, hotel, banquet
facility, public RV and boat park,
secure parking for commercial
vehicles and emergency road-
side service. To be located along
US 27 at the new entrance to Air-
glades Industrial Park, it should
employ 30-80 people for an aver-
age wage of $25,000 per year.
This is considered an excel-
lent location for such a business


chicks scurried out from under
their dead mother's wings.
The loving mother bird, aware
of the impending disaster, had
carried her babies to the base of
the tree and had gathered them
under her wings, protecting them
from the heat and smoke. She
could have flown to safety, but
had refused to abandon her little
ones. Because she had been will-
ing to die, her babies under the
cover of her wings would live.
God's promise in Psalm 91:4 is
that "He will cover you with His
feathers, and under His wings
yqu will find refuge; His faithful-
ness will be your shield and ram-
part."
Just like the bird, our God
loves us sacrificially, and longs to
gather us together, as a hen gath-
ers her chicks under her wings for


and it will have limited competi-
tion. The nearest full service
truck stop is more than 100
miles away. There are few resi-
dences in the vicinity, although a
developer has recently acquired
property to build some 10,000
homes in the area. Growth in
Hendry County over the past two
years has reached 400 percent.
The site is expected to attract
visitors to the area needing fuel
for their RVs as well as food and
a place to stay.
Truckers hauling cargo to and
from the ports of Miami, Port
Everglades and Palm Beach are
also expected to use this facility.
It will also serve local agricultur-
al trucking as will buses trans-
porting visitors from the ports
and cruise lines.
The commission approved a
75 percent tax abatement for
eight years for the facility.


protection and nurture. (Matthew
23:37) Many times, mothers are
the instrument God uses. Moth-
er's Day is coming up soon. Why
not use it as an opportunity to
remember to thank God for the
many sacrifices mothers make. It
is also a good time to give honor
to mothers everywhere thank-
ing God not only for our present
mothers, but for future mothers
and mothers past, and for those
special mothers with have no
children of their own but are


mothers to children of others.
Mothers, we thank God for
you! For all of the sacrifices you
make, for all that you do, for the
kindness you show, for the love
you give, and for the example you
are. We love you with all our
hearts!
May God bless you on your
special day, and "may you be
richly rewarded by the LORD, the
God of Israel, under whose wings
you have come to take refuge."
(Ruth 2:12)


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Intelligence leads developed
by the HCSO Criminal Investiga-
tions Division led to the 11 th bust
of an illegal marijuana grow-
house since February 2005.
According to Sheriff Ronnie Lee,
a search conducted at approxi-
mately 10:20 a.m. April 10 at 320
Kilpatrick Loop in Flaghole
found marijuana plants from 2 /2
to three feet tall.
The plants were being cultivat-


ed with elaborate electronic-aided
equipment in two rooms of the res-
idence. The seizure occurred just
prior to harvest. Estimated value of
the plants is $45,000-$50,000. The
two people arrested were both
from Dade County. Yajaire Irizarry,
age 53, a Venezuelan citizen in the
US on a work visa and Rafael
Suarez-Perez, age 30, were trans-
ported and booked into the
Hendry County Jail.


Varnum faces 31


counts of grand theft


By Eric Kopp
OKEECHOBEE A former
mobile home dealer in Okee-
chobee has once again been
placed behind bars when he
was arrested last week at a
mobile home dealership in
Sebastian.
Michael A. Varnum, 55, of
Clewiston, has been charged
with 30 counts of grand theft
and one count of organized
scheme to defraud. He was
booked into the Indian River
County Jail Friday, April 28,
under a bond of $1,239,500. He
was booked into the Okee-
chobee County Jail Monday
afternoon, May. 1.
Varnum was arrested by
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper
Lieutenant Michael E. Sheehan.
Varnum was working as a sales-
man at Whispering Palms Manu-
factured Home Community on
U.S. 1 in Sebastian. Accompany-
ing Lt. Sheehan was Detective
John Zeigler of the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD).
Varnum is the former sales
manager for Taylor Creek Mobile
Homes in Okeechobee. Prior to
that, he owned Central Homes
of Okeechobee, Inc., which filed
for bankruptcy in May of 2004.
He was arrested in March of
'05 by the FHP on warrants from
Okeechobee County that
charged him with grand theft
and tax fraud of over $20,000 but
less than $100,000. He was also
arrested in June of 2004 on a
..charge of-.uttering a forged
instrument. He went to trial and
was acquitted of that charge by
Judge Robert Makemson..
Since Varnum's latest arrest,
a weary Detective Zeigler has
been in the process of contact-
ing the 30 victims to tell them
that Varnum's been arrested and
now they need to set a date to
meet with the state attorney.
"It's been exhausting," said
the detective of the two-year
investigation. "I haven't been
able to find him in the last two
years. We heard he was in Vero
Beach, Punta Gorda, Sebastian
and a couple of other places.
FHP finally got a break and
found him."


According to State Attorney
Ryan Butler, FHP was the origi-
nal investigating agency when
the initial complaint was filed in
2003. FHP has jurisdiction since
mobile home licenses are regu-
lated by the Department of
Motor Vehicles.
Simply put, the OCPD detec-
tive indicated complaints were
filed against Varnum alleging
fraud and grand theft. Detective
Zeigler said Varnum would, at
the time of purchase, accept
multiple deposits from cus-
tomers without ordering or
delivering their mobile or modu-
lar home.
He said the losses sustained
by the 30 victims are over
$940,000. And to some, the
money they lost was everything
they had.
"Some of the victims have
had to move in with their sons or
daughters to survive financially,"
said Detective Zeigler.
He went on to say if anything
comes of this case, he hopes it is
better regulation in the mobile
home industry. One regulation
he hopes to see is that when
someone orders a home, their
money is placed into an escrow
account.
"There's no provision by law
to keep customers' funds in
escrow accounts. The industry
doesn't require that," he contin-
ued. "Many of the victims
thought their money was pro-
tected.
"There have been a lot of
tears cried in this-office," added
Detective Zeigler as he recalled
talking to victims in his OCPD
office, where boxes upon boxes
marked "Varnum" are stacked
on his desk.
By Monday afternoon, Detec-
tive Zeigler said he had contact-
ed about half of the victims and
told them that Varnum was
under arrest.
"A lot of them are ecstatic. I
had one lady tell me she loved
me," he said with a smile.
"They're looking for closure in
all of this. They want to put this
behind them."
Neither Detective Zeigler nor
Mr. Butler knew if Varnum has
an attorney.


The Palm Beach County Sher- and neglect of
iff's Office seeks the public's a child.
help in locating Gregory Lee, 39. If you have
Lee is a white male, about 6 information
feet tall with black hair and on this person
or about any
green eyes. He has a scar on his crime, contactny
left leg. His last known address is the Palm
Old U.S. 27 in Clewiston. He is a Beach County
heavy equipment operator. He is Sheriff's Office
wanted on a felony warrant for at 1-800-458- Gregory
violation of probation assault 8477. Lee


Glades County Arrest List


The following individuals were
arrested by the Glades County Sher-
iffs Office.
This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone who is listed here and
who is later found not guilty or has
the charges against them dropped,
is welcome to inform the newspa-
per. We will confirm the informa-
tion and print it. Information for this
column was provided by the
Glades CountySheriffs Office.
*Shawn Moore 45 of Ft. Laud-
erdale was arrested April 22 by
Bryan Enderle on charges of Pos-
session of Cocaine, Possession of
Cocaine with intent to sell, Posses-
sion of a weapon by a convicted
felon and Display of a weapon dur-
ing a felony. He was later released
on a $40,000 surety bond.
*Rickie Cook 45 of Lakeland
was arrested April 23 by Sgt.
Dewayne McQuiad on charges of
Possession of controlled substance
without prescription and posses-
sion of marijuana under 20 grams.
He remains in custody with bond
set at $5,000.
*David Mitchell 26 of Lakeland
was arrested April 23 by Sgt.
Dewayn McQuiad on charges of
Possession of cocaine Possession
of a controlled substance without
prescription, Possession of Marijua-
na under 20 grams, and Possession
of drug paraphernalia. He remains
in custodywith bond set at $7,500.


eClayton Wetherington 25 of
Moore Haven was arrested April 25
by Deputy Jason Griner on the
charge of Battery (domestic vio-
lence). He was later released on his
own recognizance.
*Jose Olivarez 30 of Okee-
chobee was arrested April 26 by
Deputy Deputy Leslie Fuce on an
active warrant for violation of pro-
bation. He was later released on a
$10,000 surety bond.
*Tarina Williams 30 of Clewis-
ton was arrested April 27 by Sgt.
Ronnie Baker on an active Hendry
County warrant. She was later
released on $3,000 surety bond.
eSamuel Allison 29 of Clewis-
ton was arrested by FHP Officer
McGrede on the charge of driving
while license suspended. He was
later released on his own recogni-
zance.
*Jamie Smith 58 of Okee-
chobee was arrested April 29 by
SPD Officer Goodman on charges
of Driving under the influence, driv-
ing while license suspended, reck-
less driving and open container. He
was later released on a $750 surety
bond.
*Donnie Thomas 51 of Arcadia
was arrested by Deputy Wayne
Stripling on charge of reckless driv-
ing, driving under the influence and
driving while license suspended.
He remains in custody with bond
set at$750.


Deputy injured in adult


melee at softball game


OKEECHOBEE Thomas Gre-
gory Barnes, 21, Moore Haven,
was charged with felony battery
and booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $5,000.
Barnes was arrested after he
allegedly knocked an off-duty
Okeechobee LuUI. ; Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) uncons,.,us.
According to a report by OCSO
Deputy Corporal Jack Nash, OCSO
Deputy Tim Higgins was transport-
ed to Raulerson Hospital by Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue per-
sonnel with facial injuries.
Cpl. Nash's report states that
shortly before 8 p.m. on Saturday,
April 29, he was summoned to the
softball fields on N.W. Ninth Ave. in
Okeechobee in regard to an argu-
ment that was getting out of con-
trol.
Barnes said he thought he was
being attacked so he struck the
man until he let go, wrote the cor-
poral.
According to the OCSO report,


Cpl. Nash spoke with several other
witnesses. Statements from those
witnesses indicate that Deputy Hig-
gins was trying to calm everyone
and was trying to separate Barnes
from the crowd.


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School Happenings


Eastside
Elementary School
Eastside students are getting
things together to close out this
school year. It has been a great
year, and we are so proud of the
accomplishments our students
have made this year.


Teachers are very busy right
now with end of the year activi-
ties and paperwork. There are a
lot of fun things planned for the
end of the year, but we are still
working hard on some final
skills.
Our Safety Patrol students are
gone to St. Augustine this week


for their educational field trip.
These students have worked
hard all year to keep up their
grades so they could enjoy this
fascinating trip. We hope they
have a wonderful trip.
There is a lot of testing taking
place between now and the end
of the school year. Students will
be taking the end of the year
DIBELS tests, STAR test, Kaplan
tests, and Inventory tests. The
teachers have worked very hard
to ensure the students are ready
for their individual tests. All of
these tests are done several
times throughout the school
year, and this final one is done to
show the growth each student
has made from the beginning of
the school year until now.
Tuesday, May 9, is a special
day Teacher Appreciation


Day. The fifth graders will go to
the Middle School on this day for
visitation. It is hard to believe
that our fifth graders will not be
with us at Eastside next year -
we will miss them all. We know
they will continue to do well
once they get to CMS. The
School Advisory Council will
meet this night at 6 p.m. We
hope to see all of the members
at the meeting.
DARE graduation will be on
Thursday, May 11. All parents are
invited to attend.
The Kindergarteners will
have their celebration on Tues-
day, May 23. All parents are invit-
ed to attend this special day to
congratulate their child on a
great 1st year of school. Way to
go, Kindergarteners! We are so
proud of you all.


Hendry County School Lunch


Submitted to Clewiston News
Tropicana Speech Contest
Tropicana Speech Contest Winners from Eastside Ele-
mentary School are (left to right: Melanie DeLasSalas
(Alternate), Lauren Rice (3rd place), Sydney Duckstein
(2nd place)and Julia Woods (1st place) Good Luck at the
county competition on May 12th! Eastside is behind you
all the way!!


Primary schools
Thursday, May 4
Spaghetti
Green beans
Applesauce
Home-style dinner roll
Friday, May 5
Pepperoni pizza
Con
Tossed salad
Mix fruit
Monday, May 8
Turkey sandwich


Lettuce, tomato and pickle
French fries
Blue raspberry slush
Tuesday, May 9
**Manager's choice**
Wednesday, May 10
Beeftaco
Lettuce and tomato
Apple crisp
Chocolate chip cookie
Secondary Schools
Thursday, May 4
Beef A Roni
California blend oranges
Home-style dinner roll
Friday, May 5
Hoagie sandwich
W/lettuce, tomato
French fries
Vegetable beef soup
Shape-ups
Monday, May 8
Corn dog nuggets
Baked potatoes
Peaches
Chocolate chip cookie
Tuesday, May 9
Nachos with corn
Tossed salad
Chocolate pudding
Wednesday, May 10
Meatloaf
Mashed potatoes
Brown gravy
Green beans
Fruited Jell-o
Home-style dinner roll


Students will have their last
day of school on Wednesday,
May 24. This will be an early dis-
missal day. Students will be


released at 11:15 a.m. Report
cards will be sent home on this
day with the students.
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!


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445 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
PHONE: 863-983-3457
FAX: 863-983-1112
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728 E. Trinidad Ave.
Clewiston, FL 33440
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King Size Set $1,680
While Special Supply Last With FREE Local Delivery and Removal


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Home Furnishings & Decor
At the Foot of the Bridge
340 North Bridge Street
863-674-0003 LaBelle


Tropicana Speech Winners
Central Elementary's Tropicana Speech Contest Winners are (left to right first row} Eric
Munoz Alternate; Cecilian Luna First Place; Erica Westberry Second Place: Jalen
Rushing- Third Place. Also pictured are(second Row) Mrs. Springfield Principal CES;
and Terry Mazzina- Tropicana Speech Contest Coordinator.


OPENING THIS FALL
2006

LITTLE EINSTEINS PRESCHOOL
*FULLTIME PRESCHOOL & AFTER CARE *3-4 YEAR OLD 5 DAY PROGRAM
*ABEKA CURRICULUM *COMPUTER LAB *CERTIFIED TEACHER WITH 6 YEARS EXP.
*PRESCHOOL 8A.M 12 P.M. AFTER CARE 12 P.M. 5:15 P.M.
*EARLY DROP OFF AVAILABLE 7:30 A.M. 8 A.M.


REGISTER NOW!


CALL TO RESERVE YOUR CHILD'S SPOT!
OWNER: JENNIFER PRICE
863-983-8494/863-673-2027
520 EAST ALVERDEZ
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA


2006 Dinner Celebration


Proceeds will 6o towards
Student scholarships
ranging from $1000 to
$6000. Please praierfully
consider how jou can
contribute to a child's life.


Tel: 863-983-5388


P- Date. May 6th
Time: 6:00PM
Place: The Clewiston Countrn
Club
Dress: Casual


For more information on our scholarships visit our website or
callus at
863-983-5388 or e-mail us at
linancialassista*ce@clewistonckristian.or6


For info aobut secondhand smoke, or to anonymously
report workplace violations, call 1-800-337-3742.


For more information check our website:
www.clewistonchristian.org


CCS Scholastic Book-Fair Coming May 15-19


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Engagements'


SUNRISE APPLIANCE
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Full Factory Warranty
Save More In -Moore Haven
We Also Carry Used Appliances With Warranty


401 US Hlwy 7, Moore Haveng 863,946,866


Emily Moore plans to wed Wayne Arthur in June.


Lucritia Marahia Jackson and William E.
marry in December.


Jackson-

Allen
Michael E. Jackson of South
Bay and Linda F. Johnson also of


Allen Jr. plan to


South Bay, announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Lucritia Marahia Jackson to
William E. Allen Jr.
William is the son of Gladys
F. Allen and the late, William E.
Allen of Collins, Mississippi.


Lucritia is attending Naturopath-
ic medical school and William
works in the biomedical
research arena in the Seattle
area.
The wedding will be Decem-
ber 16th in Belle Glade and the
couple will reside in Seattle,
Washington.

Moore

Arthur
Mr. And Mrs. Bob Moore


would like to announce the
engagement of their daughter
Emily Moore to Wayne Arthur,
son of Ms. Louise Arthur and Mr..
Danny Arthur.
Emily is the Photo Lab Super-
visor at CVS Pharmacy in Clewis-
ton.
Wayne is a working, co-
owner of 3AW Welding in


Clewiston.
The wedding will be June 24,
2006 at the first Baptist Church
of Clewiston.


The Glades County School Board
Will Hold A Special Meeting On
May 16, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.

In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida


Items On The Agenda Will Include
Student Recognitions And Approval
of a GMP For Hurricane Repair
And Moore Haven Elementary
Administration Renovation Project


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screen lanai, security system, dual fireplace, eat-in
kitchen and a Murphy Bed just to name a few of the
many extras this home has to offer! Owner/Agent
bring any serious offer.
* $526,000 PRICE REDUCEDI 4BD/3BA home on
1+/- acre. Home has vaulted and coffer ceilings, a
sound proof studio, moveable island in kitchen and an
above ground pool just to name a few of the luxuries
that this beautiful home offers.
* $374,900 3BD/2BA Beautiful well maintained home
on manicured 1 +/- acres in LaBelle's first gated
Riverfront Community.
* $179,900 2BD/2BA Excellent vacation or starter
home on a corner lot in Port LaBelle. Spacious living
room and separate dining room. Screen enclosed front
and back lanai. Lot has a separate workshop and small
tree house great for kids.
* $149,999 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a com-
pletely fenced in yard and an above ground pool.
* $94,900 3BD/1BA Newly remodeled home in
LaBelle. bftiAinets,
hot wateiS on rotW aansfer-
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home buyer.
MOBILE HOMES:
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/iBA mobile home in Muse
sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features an addi-
tion with it's own entrance and much more. The proper-
ty has a pond with an island and bridge, an above ground
pool, 2 barns and more.


* $ 30 0 .0 0 0 *,[ 1i ", mi...l _I.: h ,oIi' : i Il hI ,.
rests on 5+/- acres features a new well and roof.
Property is also fenced with a shed and pond.
* $197,900 4BD/2BA Gorgeous upgraded manufac-
tured home in LaBelle. This home features a split floor
plan and all crown moldings in the living and dining
room.
* $139,400 to $151,900 There are (4) available
3BD/2BA manufactured homes and (1) available
4BD/2BA manufactured home available in the El Rio
Subdivision. All homes are on .50+/- acre. New and
still under construction! Call fro completion date.
* $147,700 -3BD/2Ba New Manufactured home with
pantry, dual sinks, garden tub, separate shower and
skylight in the guest bathroom.
* $112,500 $120,500 Manufactured Homes New
and under construction in the Moore Haven Yacht
Club. The Moore Haven Yacht Club is a 55+ "owner-
ship" park. Call today for completion date!
* PRICE REDUCED $110,000 2BD/1BA mobile
home on 2.5+/- acres in Clewiston. Enjoy peaceful

country living year round or as a weekend getaway!
* $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The
mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is sur-
rounded in beautiful palm and oak trees.
* $55,000 PRICE REDUCEDI. 3BD/2BA Nice cor-
ner lot in LaBelle with a manufactured home located
close to schools, shopping and restaurants.
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto
Salvage yard.
* $1,250,000 16.04+/- Acres Great Development
Opportunity! Close to schools, recreational park, town


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* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart olAlva on busy
SR 80.
* PRICE REDUCED $450,000 Build your dream
country home on these 4.4+/- acres. Great location!
Close to LaBelle, Alva & Fort Myers!
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in
Moore Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic fruit
trees and plants. Pole barn and 1930's home are locat-
ed on the property,. Home is to be sold "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and
shed.
* $149,900 9.87+/-Acres adjoining with 9.88+/-Acres
that is aUHBN ERP1 TRACT
* $98,900 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura. There is a
single w Nj R1ieOON lTRlA Wty. The
mobile home is to be sold "as is."
* $25,500 $72,900 Call for more information
about 3 available lots in Fordson Park. The lots have
been nicely maintained and are close to everything in
LaBelle.
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in
55 and older Community located in Moore Haven
Yacht Club. Call for more information.
CALL FOR AVAILABLE HOIMESITE
IN PORT LABELLE. MONTURA
AND LEHIGH ACRES
RENAItS:
* $950/Monthly 3BD/2Ba home in Ortona.


ment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/arge oak. Beautiful lot
for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites! Outside
LaBelle limits but only minutes from town! just offE
Road. Don't miss owning acreage close to LaBelle.
$46,900.


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* SELLER SAYS TO MAKE AN OFFER! Genuine
Country Feel! It's relaxing just being at this beautiful
3BR/2B home on 5 acres. Cedar wood walls and ceil-
ings, stone fireplace, new roof, super large work-
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li.,.,: .* .h h t0 :.JI.c.r. ,,t...: A, LIBelle limits.
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* HOP, SKIP & AJUMP! Only minutes separate you
from banking, shopping, schools and much more.
This 3BR/2B home has it all. From it's fenced back
yard, spacious rooms, wood burning fireplace, new
kitchen cabinets and storage galore! Best of all after
a hard days work you can sit out on your lanai and
enjoy the sunset over the lake in Lehigh Acres. Only
$219,900.
* REDUCED PERFECT STARTER HOME! 2BR/1BA
CBS home located in LaBelle on a quiet oak filled
street. Features new flooring and a fenced back


* Back on the market! This 2.5+/- acre mini
estate makes relaxing easy with a 3BR/2B manu-
factured home. Featuring ceramic tile, textured
walls & spacious kitchen. Only $179,900.
* Running out of room for your family? This huge
2005 4BR/2B manufactured home boasts, 2,304 sq
ft of living space and sits on 2.34 fenced acres in the
quiet rural community of Double J Acres. Country
living just a hop-skip away from LaBelle or Ft. Myers
makes this a perfect location! $269,900.
* Back on the market! This 2.5+/- acre mini estate
makes relaxing easy with a 3BR/2B manufactured
home. Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls & spa-
cious kitchen. Only $179,900.
* Tired of the Circus? No clowning around about
the calm you'll en oy in this spacious 3BR/2B MH on
cleatUllPUI =tl0 a W AGsWll st the
huge horse barn and workshop. Box stalls, feed
room large workshop. Lower your blood pressure!
$169,900.
* 3BR/2B ma e Ae in Immokalee.
Features new c fenced comer lot.
Listed at only $155,900.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 ac in grow-
ing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufactured
home with over 1100 sq ft of living area ready for


occupancy SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE!
$149,900
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* Location of a Lifetime! Generations will file past
well-traveled location of this 8+/- acres on SR 80 in
Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road frontage and 3 existing
entrances off of SR 80. Cleared with well and elec-
tric. Time's on your side in this investment!
$2,750,000.
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your invest-
ment dlglsere;25 bgf f t _t 27
nm.._.n fll M. r d. a-ed
except for the majestic Live Oaks. Bring your ideas
and see! $650,000.
* 5+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation. Suitable for site
built home or manufactured. Only $170,000.
* Uncramp yourself on this spacious 2.5+/- acres
on Evans Rd. with a pond and fenced for livestock.
So say goodbye to city pressure and enjoy the coun-
try. $130,000.
* 1.84+/- acre located offJacks Branch Rd. in Muse.
This property has lots of oaks, pines and palm trees.
Perfect for the nature lover. Priced at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back!
Relive the best on this private & secluded 2+/- acs.
Fresh air special! $93,900.
* Call for prices on all our Montura Listings!
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* Hard to find double lot in growing Port LaBelle
Unit 102. $119,800,
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for the dream
lot for your new home look no further. Located in the
sought after Belmont S/D in LaBelle. This .37+/- acre is
truly a dream come true. Only $79,900.
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell @
only $67,900. Possible seller financing.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great invest-


* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glades Elementary in Muse
and just minutes away from downtown LaBelle.
$3.50 per square foot.
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glades Elementary in Muse and
just minutes away from downtown LaBelle. $3.50
per square foot.
* Sable Palm R/V Campground truly a 50 acre gold
mine!! This beautiful property features a 10 acre -70
site R/V campground located off US27 in the peace-
ful country side of Palmdale. The park even has its
own fishing lake and grass landing strip. The remain-
ing 40 acres could accommodate several hundred
additional R/V sites. $2,800,000
* Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings with
over 5,800 sq ft of work area on I+/- acre. Zoned for
Heavy Industrial use. Currently is fully rented out to
3 businesses. Listed at only $525,000.
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glades Elementary in Muse and
just minutes away from downtown LaBelle. $3.50
per square foot.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-l commercial just South of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this commercial
com ntal
income could multrply your investment trab this
site now! $165,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre comer lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezoning to
Business. $119,900.


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Community Briefs


School Happening


High school
reunion planned
The Clewiston High School
Class of '76 will hold their 30 year
reunion on Saturday, June 24m at 7
p.m. Please call Lorina at 983-7903
tomake reservations.
SUNFEST is May 4-7
Sunfest, the annual music, art
and fun event is taking place along
the Flagler Drive waterfront in West
Palm Beach this Thurs. Sun. 170
artists will exhibit, a new kids area,
and music all weekend. Fiure-
works Fri. night. The cost of an
advanced one-day admission to
SunFest $17. Advanced discount
admission tickets for SunFest 2006,
valid May 4-7, are available at par-
ticipating Publix Super Markets and
Washington Mutual Financial Cen-
ters, and online at sunfest.com.
Children 12 and under are admitted
free when accompanied by an
adult, courtesy of Florida Power &
Light. For more information about
SunFest, visit sunfest.com or call
(561) 659-5980 or 1-800-SUNFEST.
Hendry County
food bank
Will be distributing commodi-
ties for the needy families in
Hendry County once every month
schedule as follows: May 26, Jun.
23, Jul. 21, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Octo-
ber 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 15. Location
Clewiston at St. Margaret's Catholic
Church, 208 N. Dean Duff Ave,
Clewiston Pick up times are .12-3
p.m.
New times set
for AA meetings
Alcoholic Anonymous meetings
are now held at Community Pres-
byterian Church, 417 Royal Palm
Avenue, Tuesdays, from 8-9 p.m.,
as well as Fridays and Saturdays,
from 7-8 p.m. Meetings also take
place on Thursdays at the Palm Ter-
race 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 email to: CREWheadquar-
ters@aol.com. If you have regis-
tered 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
free to call the LaBelle office at 675-
5270 or the Clewiston Office at 983-
3178.
Homestead exemption
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry Coun-
ty property appraiser, announces
that property owners who have
established a new permanent resi-
dence in Hendry County, or have
changed ownership in any manner
must make a new application and
qualify for the $25,000 Homestead
exemption. If you have established
residency before Jan. 1, you can
come in and apply. Should you
have any questions, or need addi-
tional information, please feel free
to call the Clewiston office at
(863)983-3178. Clewiston office
hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-
day-Friday. Our temporary office is
located at 100 E. El Paso on the cor-
ner of El Paso and Central.
Workforce Innovation
Due to Hurricane W\ilrra, 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.


INI/Ideybis Gonzalez
Jazmin Hernandez, daughter of Paola and Geovany Hernan-
dez of Clewiston accepted a prize from Ms. Oeffner at the
Latin Fest on Saturday, April 29.


Festival

Continued From Page 1
who participated in the commu-
nity.
"We feel very happy with the
turnout we have had in our com-


munity with this program," said
Ms. Oeffner. "It is a great pro-
gram to have especially in our
county we have the most His-
panic population within the
Southwest Florida section being
39 percent of our county Hispan-
ics," she said.


Coach
Continued From Page 1
tion Hall of Fame in 1996. He also
coached boys and girls track, ten-
nis, and powder puff, according to
Clewiston High School.
Mr. Morrell has been married to
his high school sweetheart, San-'
dra, for more than three decades,
Their son, Tommy, is a teacher at
CHS, who will continue to serve as
an assistant coach after resigning


Attorney
Continued From Page 1


must undergo.
The need for a new city attorney
was highlighted by the second item
.on the agenda, the proposed eco-
nomic inducement request by City
Mattress, to what many in Clewis-
ton hope will be the anchor of the
commerce park. The proposal had
already been tabled at two previous
sessions of the city commission,
but time was becoming an issue if
all the proposals and ground break-
ing dates were to be met. City Man-
ager Johnson spoke first on behalf
of the City Mattress company, and
stressed the importance of having
not only an anchor for the park, but
one that comes with the solid back-
ground and reputation that City
Mattress possesses. Mr. Johnson
also stressed the long term poten-
tial that City Mattress brings: job
creation, economic stimulation,
and additional tax dollars for city.
Following Mr. Johnson's pres-
entation, City Mattress representa-
tive, and proposed plant manager
for the Clewiston location, Lou
Sammartano spoke to the commis-
sioners and those in attendance.
Mr. Sammartano outlined the histo-
ry of City Mattress and spoke of the
companies plans to continue the
present line of business, but also
build their own factory, a first for
the company, that they can use to
manufacture their own private
label brand. The private label facto-
ry is the one that they hope to open
in Clewiston.'
The proposed timeline present-
ed to the commission Monday
evening called for a ground break-
ing later this year with 30 jobs at the
plants start-Lip in mid 2007. By
2010, as the plant is at full operating
status, the job creation level will be
100 jobs with a median salary
range of $15.00 an hour. Mr. Sam-
martano said the company identi-
fied Clewiston as a prime location
for the factory due to its centralized
location, in the state, that would
make distribution to the compa-
nies stores on each coast of Florida
a much easier,, as well as time and
cost effective. Following a fewyears
growing the first phase of the new
factory, there are potential plans for
additional plant expansion should
the company deem is necessary.
Janice Groves and Deborah Van
Sickle, both of who stood and gave
the full support to the project, rep-
resented the Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development Council Mon-
day night. Mrs. Van Sickle, speaking
on behalf of the EDC, stated the
councils plan to ask the Hendry
County Board of Commissioners
for permission to present $250,000
of the EDC funds to City Mattress to


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Mending Steps is adult grief sup-
port 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 worship
will be giving food and personal
items to the needy the 29th of every
month. For more information call
(561)996-7276. Food can be deliv-
ered to your home or picked up
from church at 141 Bond Street,
Clewiston.
Smoking
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Heart To Heart will be offering
FREE smoking cessation classes


from the head football coach posi-
tion this year. The Morrells also
have two daughters, Jennifer and
Allison, along with several grand-
children, whom Coach Morrell
intends to spend a lot of time with
after retiring.
Though Al Morrell will no
longer be at CHS on a daily basis,
he has left a legacy of indomitable
work ethic and a winning attitude
that will hopefully survive at CHS,
in both athletics and academics,
for decades to come.


use as a part of the incentive pack-
age.
The complete package being
proposed by the city has induce-
ments ranging from the con-
veyance of land, to the waiver of:
taxes for new businesses, permit
fees, and developmental impact
fees, totaling $684,878. City Manag-
er Johnson, while very much in
favor of doing all that was needed
to bring City Mattress to the area,
did caution that he thought the ini-
tial request made by City Mattress
for more than a million dollars in
incentives was too much. He felt
that the package being presented
to them was more than fair, and
that as the project progressed, the
group might be well served to
come before the board again if
more help is needed for the pro-
posed expansion as detailed by Mr.
Sammartano.
One of the obstacles still facing
the project includes the infrastruc-
ture for the area of the proposed
commerce park, at the site of the
old Clewiston airport. With an
agreement between the city, coun-
ty, and City Mattress, the city of
Clewiston can apply for state assis-
tance to cover the infrastructure of
the proposed park. This would
allow up to 8 other "shovel ready"
sites for future businesses that
would like to set up business in the
commerce park.
One of the concerns expressed
by both Commissioner Jimmy
Pittman as well as Commissioner
Rodriguez, was that of stability.
With a package and incentives of
this nature being requested, there is
always the concern of failure for
the proposed business, and the hit
and economic impact it would
have on the city. Both commission-
ers were assured that concern was
already being dealt with, and any
agreement reached between the
city and City Mattress, would have
clauses to protect everyone
involved if such a collapse or failure
were to occur. U.S. Sugar is provid-
ing the land for the proposed park,
and also pledged its full support
Monday night. Commissioner
Pittman expressed the hope his fel-
low commissioners would support
the project because "if we say no to
this opportunity, there is no telling
how long it will be before we are
given the chance again to have a
group like City Mattress asking to
be a part of Clewiston."
Following the open discussion
session, the proposal came before
the board and for the second time
that evening, was met with unani-
mous approval. The item must
now go before the County Com-
missioners in order for the full
incentive package to be agreed
upon, and presented for final reso-
lution with all the parties involved.


Harlem Daycare
On Friday, March 31, the
campers of Osceolas of Camp E-
Tu-Makee made a connection
with the children of the Harlem
Daycare by reading.
The Osceolas group planned
a community service project to
help the children of the Harlem
Daycare enjoy reading. In order
to make this project possible,
the youth of Osceolas had to go
on a field trip to Borders Book-
store to purchase children's
books.
The youth were very excited
to accomplish this goal, but
when they arrived, they sudden-


began Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. at the
Hendry County Health Department
1140 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, Florida
33975. The class is a seven-week
course that will meet on Wednes-
days. If you have any questions
please call Lasheba at 674-4056
Ext. 128.
Free services to
help elders
Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regular
basis at the Moore Haven, Clewis-
ton, and LaBelle sites between the
hours of 12-2:30 p.m. You can con-
tact Tera or Linda at the Center for
Independent Living at (941)766-
8333 in Charlotte County to find out
the days that they will be available
in those areas.


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their stomachs. As the children
gathered around and the youth
began to read, the stage fright
diminished. The youths felt very
comfortable reading to the chil-
dren.
The campers of Osceolas
read different types of children's
books. The eye popping books
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"wow's" were ones that had dif-
ferent textures to feel, ones that
made sounds, and had pop-up
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CHS Tigers compete

for track and field title


By Bill Fabian
JACKSONVILLE Clewiston
track and field participants com-
peted at the State Championships
in Jacksonville this past weekend,
resulting in some good finishes
and impressive showings by the
Clewiston men and women.
Sim Putmon finished eleventh
in the boys 400 meter dash, run-
ning a preliminary round time of
50.76 and final round 52.19.
Richard Pope, who ran 110
meter hurdles, finished but was
eliminated with a DQ for running
around a hurdle.
Warren Wood ran 300 meter


hurdles, finishing 12th.
For the boys 4x400 relay,
Clewiston runners finished ninth
with a final round time of 3:28.39.
The four participants in the relay
were senior Daniel Collins, soph-
omore Brian Lindsey, junior John
Melton, and junior Sim Putmon.
Junior David Pope threw shot
put for the Tigers, finishing 15th
with a total distance of 13.91
meters.
Total team rankings for the
women resulted with Clewiston
women finishing in 30th place
with six points from 17 events
scored. The Clewiston Men fin-
ished 25th with eight points from
17 events scored.


FWC lists top catfishing destinations


By Bob Wattendorf
Kim Bonvechio and
Phil Chapman
Florida's freshwater catfish,
including bullheads, are among
the most popular for the table, and
they are relatively simple and fun to
catch. Many anglers bag them with
a basic cane pole, bobber, sinker
and small hook baited with earth-
worms, just fishing along the bank
for a good ole whisker-mouth.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) biol-
ogists have compiled this list of
great catfish destinations and tips.
Escambia River: Battle some
big channel catfish from mid-April
through June and early October
into November if the water stays


Sports in Brief


Wanted: High school
football officials
CLEWISTON Have you ever
thought about becoming a foot-
ball official? Well, according to Nick
Smith, Game Assigner for the South
Gulf Football Officials Association
(SGFOA), there has never been a
better time. According to Mr. Smith
who is a LaBelle resident and veter-
an high school official, a very
severe shortage of officials for all
sports at all levels exists nation-
wide. The demand for officials in
Florida has outgrown the growth of
the officiating ranks. Mr. Smith said
the SGFOA will train, assign games
and pay you for officiating high
school games. Youth (Pop Warner)
officiating can also be scheduled
through SGFOA membership. The
spring recruiting meeting of the
SGFOAwill be held Monday May 8,
beginning at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria
at Fort Myers Senior High School.


All persons interested are invited to
attend the meeting and/or call Nick
Smith at (863)675-3502 for more
information.
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 tournaments
are coming
CLEWISTON Fishing tour-
naments will be held May 6-7, and
June 10-11. The Big Bucks Tourna-
ments allow for larger paybacks
and more prizes. These are two-
day events with total two-day
weight winning the tournaments.
Multiple places will be paid based
on the number of participants.
Entries may be picked up at local


bait and tackle shops, on the Bass
Busters Web site at www.bass-
bustersflorida.com or by calling
Chris Fickly at (941)232-9539. The
Team entry is $200 and includes
the Big Bass Jackpot. All tourna-
ments run from Safelight to 3 p.m.
Sign-ups are accepted up until
tournament start time at the city
ramp in Clewiston.
Coast Guard makes
house calls
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Did
you know the U.S. .Coast Guard
Auxiliary makes house calls?
They will come to your home to
discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your boat.
This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative
and confidential boat inspection.
A vessel safety check decal will
be placed on boats that meet all
the requirements. Call 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.


warm. Catch small catfish year-
round, but expect the action to
slow when it is cold.
Apalachicola River Wear
yourself out, hauling in big channel
cats here from late May into early
July. Flatheads pick up in April, and
action runs into the summer. Small
catfish bite pretty much year-
round, but spring and summer
months are best. Fish river bends
and snags from Jim Woodruff Dam
south, old creek channels, Lake
Seminole backwaters and around
mouths of tributaries.
Choctawhatchee River: This
baby has 30-pound flatheads all
over the place, and several years
ago, biologists collected and
released a 461/2-pound channel cat-
fish that would have been a new
state record if they'd caught it on a
hook and line. There's plenty of big
channel catfish from May through
early July and October into Novem-
ber if the water stays warm. You
find most of the big catfish in the
northern half of the river. Small cats
keep biting year-round but slower
when it's cold.
St. Johns River and Dunn's
Creek: Early May through June is
the best time to go after big chan-
nel catfish here. Small catfish
always are around, but spring and
fall seem to be the best times to
land them. Fish Dunn's Creek to
Lake Crescent, Murphy's Creek
from the St. Johns River to Dunn's
Creek and the river from Palatka to
Little Lake George. Try the hole on
the north side of Buffalo Bluff
Bridge, but bring plenty of hooks
and weights, since lots of snags will
cost you some tackle.
Ocklawaha River: Keep your
fish fryer ready,, and go after big
channel catfish May through June
and October until mid-November.
Small catfish stay hungry year-
round here. Fish from Rodman
Dam to the St. Johns River and the
west end of Rodman Reservoir to


Moss Bluff lock and dam. Catfish
hang out below Rodman Dam in
the spring. Put soy cake around fall-
en trees the day before fishing to
attract catfish. When the water is
clear, night-fishing is the way to go.
Ochlockonee River: April is
when flathead catfish start biting,
and mid-May into early summer,
channel catfish join in, and the
action stays hot until October or
November. Small catfish bite year-
round, but slow down in cold
months. The Talquin tailrace area
is a honeyhole.
Suwannee/Santa Fe Rivers: Big
channel catfish just beg to get
caught here from late April through
June. Small catfish bite pretty
much year-round. Try the lime
rock areas throughout the river,
particularly the upper and middle
reaches; deadfalls are best in the
lower river.
Clermont Chain of Lakes: You
can catch cats here all year, but
spring and fall are best. Offshore,
open-water areas, particularly near
drop-offs or around bottom struc-
ture are the hotspots. Canals and
channels that connect the lakes are
good too when the water is flow-
ing. Commercial trotliners catch
catfish with chunks of freshly
caught gar in bigger channels and
with honey bees in smaller chan-
nels.
Haines Creek: This is a good
place to bag big channel catfish
from mid-April through June and
October and November as water
temperatures begin to drop. Small
cats bite year-round here, especial-
ly where water is flowing. Try the
creek between lakes Eustis and
Griffin, especially below the lock
and dam.
Upper Kissimmee Chain of
Lakes: Big channel catfish spawn-
ing peaks between April and June.
Bullheads primarily spawn from
October into November but can
spawn year-round. Look for mov-


ing water. That's where catfish
gather. Try the drop-offs in the
canals and below the Kissimmee
River structure. In and around the
mouth of Shingle Creek is another
good spot, and so are the fish
attractors.
Southwest Florida Lakes -
There are lots of them Tenoroc
Fish Management Area, Mosaic
Fish Management Area, Hardee
Lakes Park, Lake Manatee, Medard

Park, Dover District Park and
Stephen J. Wortham Park. Catfish
angling is best during the warmer
months, but these fish bite in win-
tertime too. Catfish are usually
most active in the morning and
evening. Night-fishing can be out-
standing sometimes. Fish on the
bottom with a wide variety of baits
from chicken livers to commercial
stink baits. Larger catfish go for
small shiners and minnows. Cat-
fish concentrate around automatic
fish feeders in lakes and ponds that
have them. Around the feeders,
use small pieces of dog food, bread
and hot dogs for bait. Channel cat-
fish typically school where the bot-
tom drops off and also hang
around the deeper, outside edges
of weed beds.
One more thing: The first 3,000
resident anglers to buy a five-year
freshwater fishing license after
March 1, 2006 will receive a pack-
age of free fishing equipment in the
mail automatically. This will likely
continue to be available until
around the beginning of June, but
to be certain, visit
MyFWC.com/Fishing/5yr-
2006.html. The license cost is only
$61.50 and remains valid even if
license prices go up, or you move
out of state.
Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing/Fore-
casts for quarterly updates on fish-
ing around the state and more
details about the best places to go.


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Florida Citrus Mutual

urges immigration reform


Florida Citrus growers this
week applauded the efforts of
U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)
in working to bring about com-
prehensive immigration reform.
Florida citrus growers are
encouraging congressional
leaders to take action on the
Hagel/Martinez bill when Con-
gress returns to Washington
next week.
The Hagel/Martinez bill
shows a clear understanding of
the special needs of
"Florida's citrus growers,"
said Florida Citrus Mutual Interim
Executive Vice President/CEO
Jay Clark. "We applaud Senator
Martinez for ensuring that the bill
recognizes and meets the unique
challenges faced by citrus grow-
ers and other labor intensive agri-
culture industries."
Ag labor has always been
viewed as a special case and the
Martinez/Hagel Compromise
continues to recognize the differ-
ences and challenges that labor-
intensive agriculture industries
face. The compromise includes
the reforms of the 50 year old H2-
A agriculture worker program to


make it more user friendly and
affordable for all growers. The
current H2-A program is badly
outdated and only encompasses
about 2 to 3 percent of the entire
agriculture labor force.
Further, the Hagel/Martinez
bill includes a one-time opportu-
nity for trained and experienced
agriculture workers who lack
proper immigration status to
undergo a background check,
pay a substantial fine, a required
commitment to stay in the agri-
culture workforce for at least 3
years to eventually earn the right
to apply for legalized status. In
addition, the prevailing wage
employers must pay agriculture
workers will be frozen for the
next three years to allow employ-
ers to adjust to the new program.
These are all substantial
improvements over the current
out-dated and badly broken agri-
cultural worker program.
"Comprehensive immigration
reform is vital to Florida's citrus
industry. As a group we are
proud Senator Martinez has
taken the lead on this issue," Mr.
Clark concluded.


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High School Diploma or GED
minimum one (1) year exp.
Accounting exp., invoices/
purchase orders, knowledge
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phone & Customer service skills.
Data entry exp. Fax resume
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(954)967-3477
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Okeechobee Waterways with Excellent Benefits, is needed to
plan, organize, supervise, and review the maintenance and
care of levees, riverbanks, campgrounds and other land-
scaped areas on public properties. Requires 5 years of in-
creasingly responsible experience in the assigned area,
including supervisory capacity, and specialized training in
landscape maintenance experience with modern methods,
practices, materials, equipment, and tools used In grounds
maintenance. Preference will be given to candidates with
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college coursework in horticulture or a related field is highly
desirable. Fax resume:
Attn:RhondaC.
(561)848-1475
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A. Duda & Sons, Inc.
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for a General Office Clerk, must be organized,
proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Payroll
and H.R. experience a plus. The work schedule is
from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, M/F. This position
offers an attractive benefits package. To apply
send or fax resume to Frank Diaz,
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Full Charge, F/T Position for
agribusiness in Clewiston area.
Payroll, Accounts Payable &
experience using Excel a must.
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plumbing experience. Able to
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BUILDING INSPECTOR- Must have 8 yrs experience with a li-
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MECHANIC I- Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as an
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MECHANIC II- Graduate from an approved course in heavy &
diesel mechanics, three years experience.
Both Mechanic positions require class B drivers's license.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED. Both located in
Clewiston.
SIDEWALK & BRIDGE FOREMAN- For Hendry County Road &
Bridge. Clean driving record. Must have class D or higher
drivers license, High School Diploma/GED or 2 years experi-
ence in concrete construction to include knowledge of con-
struction plans, measurements, forming, pouring finishing,
supervision and other related experience. Pay range $30,
160 and $36,400 annually depending upon experience.

GIS COORDINATOR- For the LaBelle Office:Must have Bache-
lor of Science from an accredited college or university in
computer science, geography, or related flld with consid-
erable experience in the use of geographia.#formation sys-
tems or 8 yrs equivalent experience.
The positions are full time with medical benefits, retirement,
sick and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled.
Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board is accepting applications for
employment for a six week Summer Youth Program. Posi-
tions available are for one Program Director, one Assistant
Program Director, and several Group Leaders. Applications
must be submitted by Friday, May 12, 2006.
Job description & applications can be obtained in the Satellite
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Department.
Vet. PRef. EEO. Drug Free. Applicants needing assistance in
the application process should contact the Hendry County
Commissioners HR Department
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$11.37/hr. Reports to Glades Pioneer Park. Per-
forms general park landscape/athletic field mainte-
nance, custodial duties, refuse collections or other
duties related to the maintenance of parks and
their amenities. Requires 1 yr. exp. in laboring
work providing a familiarity with any (or a combi-
nation) of the following: Landscape/natural
area/athletic field maintenance, refuse collection,
custodial work. Preference for exp.: Performing la-
boring work in a park system; operating a tractor
with bush hog or flail mower attachments, gar-
bage packer, brush chipper stump grinder, reel
mower or chainsaws. Also desirable: Current FL
Class B CDL, Air Brakes; +HS/eq. Visit
www.pbcgov.com for job description & employ-
ment appl.; submit with any Vet. Pref. doc. for re-
ceipt by 5pm 5/12/06 to Palm Beah County HR,
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NEW! Poker Dealer
Prep Cook
Security Officer
Sous Chef
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BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE, DEPENDENT
LIFE INSURANCE & 401 K RETIREMENT

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

* CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
* VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR
(Web Design).
* SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR
* LIFE SKILLS INSTRUCTOR

MOORE HAVEN CORRE ETINAL FACILITY


1990 East SR78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471

Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer
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exp. necessary.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
S, Drug Free Workplace EOE


Exp'd Plumbers & Helpers
Needed, commercial/resi-
dential, full time starting im-
mediately. Paid Holidays and
vacation. (561)996-1159
E-Z! CASH! $500-$1,000 per
week and more! Simply re-
turning phone calls part time
from home. No Selling, Not a
Job, Not MLM.
(888)248-4544.

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



Automotive Parts


F/T DRIVER NEEDED
Must have a Class B
Drivers License and a
Clean Driving Record.
Apply in Person at:
Original Equipment
1348 South
Main Street
Belle Glade


HELP NEEDED:
Deli & Delivery. Bi-lingual
preferred 786-380-2614 or
863-983-0333
HELP WANTED Earn Extra in-
come assembling CD cases
from any location. Start Im-
mediately No experience
necessary. (800)405-7619
Ext 425 www.easywork-
greatpay.com.
In-Store Demonstrators,
Product Samplers, and Coor-
dinators Needed! Experience
Preferred. $9-$11 per hour.
info@facetimepromo.com.
Download an Application
from: http://www.facetime-
promo.com.
Job Crafters, Inc. NOW HIR-
ING!!! First Class Shipyard
Trades: Pipe Fitters, Structu-
ral Fitters, Structural Weld-
ers. Work in FL, AL Over
Time'+ Per Diem UP TO
$23./hour. Toll-Free:
800)371-7504 Phone:
251)433-1270 Fax:
251)433-0018.
NOW HIRING FOR 2006
POSTAL JOBS $18/hour
Starting, Avg. Pay $57K/year
Federal Benefits, Paid Train-
ing and Vacations No Experi-
ence Needed!
(800)584-1775 Ref #P4901
OFFICE HELP/SECRETARY
NEEDED: For busy Sod &
Landscaping Business in
LaBelle. Good Communication
& Computer skills a must.
Bi-Lingual a plus, but not
required. Send resume to:
2696 Howard Road,
LaBelle FL 33935

PIPE LAYERS
EXPERIENCED LABORERS
& FORM CARPENTERS
Familiar w/pump stations.
Mechanically inclined.
Construction knowledge.
Must Be Dependable
& willing to work.
Drug Free Work Place
Site Location:
1200 S. Olympia Street
in Clewiston
Call Scott Lucius
(954)296-6216

TELLER SUPERVISOR
Experienced teller needed to
supervise teller line to en-
sure prompt, efficient, and
friendly service. Duties
include assisting tellers in
processing all banking and
general ledger transac-
tions, instructing tellers in
their responsibilities and
coordinating employee
scheduling.
Apply in person at:
205 W.C. Owen Ave.
Clewiston
or send orfax resume to:
Sheila
RO.Box 1779
Clewiston, FL 33440.
FAX (863)983-5860.
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The classified ads


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


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Nurse

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has an
opening for an LPN at our Health
Clinic at our Big Cypress Reservation.
Provide ambulatory Nursing services,
Phone triage, Administer meds,
therapeutic treatments & diagnostic
testing. Assist w/ transport. Home
visits. Active FL LPN lic. required.
Current BLS certification.
Resume to:
galtman(a)semtribe.com
or fax to: (954)967-3477

Details at: www.semtribe.com


d HEALTHCAREDISTRiCT
fB"F PALM EACH COUNTY
SCHOOL RNNURSE
Position #153-7084
The Health Care DibL,;.2:- #-king dependable and motivated
individuals to join our School Hea,,. nonartment. Candidates
should be currently licensed as a Registereu ,urse in the State
of Florida, with preference for B.S. in Nursing and experience in
the school setting, pediatric nursing and/or community health.
We have openings in the Belle Glade/Pahokee area schools.
Functions will include providing nursing assessments, counsel-
ing, and referrals; developing student health plans; monitoring
prescribed medications; ensuring compliance with immuniza-
tion and health assessment requirements; following--up on
screening outcomes; identifying high-risk students; and provid-
ing in-services for school personnel.
Applications/resumes must be received by 5PM, 7/07/06.
Send to: HCDPBC, 324 Datura St., #401 WPB, FL 33401, Fax
(561)671-4670 or e-mail to Employment(ahcdpbc.org. EOE,
DFWP, Vet.Pref.


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. Competitive
salary ad excellent benefits. Fax resume to:
(561)514-1987. You may e-mail your resume
to: bsears(5)oakwoodcenter.org

Oakwood Center of the Palm
Beaches, Inc. Glades Services
149 SE Avenue D
Belle Glade, FL 33430

EOE; M/F/D/V


THERAPISTS WANTED- LI-
CENSED SLPS in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus. Per diem &
F/T. Bilinguals Inc. Child &
Parent Services,
(866)696-0999 x122
www.bilingualsinc.com.
WELDERS,
FABRICATORS
AND ERECTORS
851 S. Elm Street
LaBelle, FL
DFWP




NURSING
Not An Average
Nurse?
Well neither is the rest of the
Nursing staff at Prison
Health Services. When you
join our team, you will
quickly find that correctional
healthcare is a step above
the rest. Join us at the
Glades Correctional Institu-
tion in these immediate
openings:
RNs & LPNs
FT, days & nights; 12
hour shifts (7a-7p &
7p-7a)
PRN, all shifts
We offer excellent rates and
benefits. Contact Laverne
Jones at (561)829-1451;
fax (561)996-8995. EEO/AA
www.prisonhealth.com


PART-TIME HELP NEEDED
Flagers/Check-ln
20 hrs per. week. $8.00 per hr
Seniors Welcome
No Benefits. Call:
Seminole Tribe Motocross
863-983-1908 or 1894


WANTED- responsible lawn
service to mow large yard in
Indian Hills area
(651)592-6968
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the clas-
sifleds."
Financial




Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
GREYHOUND RACING DOG
OWNERSHIP. Minimum 20%
Profit Guaranteed. We Do the
Work, You Have the FUN!
You Can't Lose! Successful
Since 1989. (888)988-9199.
www.G3Kennel.com.


VENDING ROUTE! Gas-Saver
Special! Collect More per
Stop. Electronic Snack/Soda.
Great Equipment/Support! Fi-
nancing Available w/$6,000
Down. (877)843-8726.
B0#2002-037.

Services



Babysitting -105
Child Care Needed 4 10
Child Care Offered415
Instruction -420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services- 35



$$CASH NOW$$ AS SEEN ON
TV. Prosperity Partners pays
you the most for your future
payments from settlements,
lawsuits, annuities, and lot-
teries. (800)509-0685
www.prosperitypart-.
ners.com.



ALL PERSONAL INJURY. AC-
CIDENT WRONGFUL DEATH
AUTO.. MOTORCYCLE..
TRUCK.. PREMISE.. PROD-
UCT SLIP & FALL..PEDES-
TRIAN..ANIMAL BITES A-A-
A ATTORNEY Referral Ser-
vice (800)733-5342. 24 Hrs
100's of Lawyers Statewide.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


ROOFING
REPLACE/REPAIR
Licensed#CCC1326662
/Insured
Call (561)255-6192


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x5, 8x15,10x1l 5,
10x30,12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materlals540
Business Equipment 5-15
Ci pets.' Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/..'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets,'Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 630
Pools & Supplies (385
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 7)10
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER 5 ton,
hardly used. As is. $800 Call
Steve (239)564-2173 La-
Belle


AMERICAN OAK DRESSER-
1800's, Excellent condition,
$500. or best offer.
(863)675-4201
BED FRAME, Antique, Oak
w/High Headboard & Foot-
board & Side rails. 1800's.
$600.(863)612-0992
Headboard & footboard with
rails. $50 (561)704-3690


WHISKEY BARRELS (2) -
About 100 years old. $1200
or best offer for both or will
sep.(863)634-5821


REFRIGERATOR, 15 cu. ft.,
$100. (863)357-1517 aft
6pm
REFRIGERATOR- bottom
freezer, white, exc cond,
$250 cash (863)357-3026
REFRIGERATOR, KENMORE,
2 Door, Upright, Gold. $100.
or best offer. (863)983-2872
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
pool, matching set, great for
shop/mud room, $100/both.
(863)675-2404 after 5pm.
WASHER & DRYER- 6 mos
old, like new, $400
(863)467-6030


Washer/Dryer, stack set,
$150. (863)357-1517 aft
6pm



COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20
(863)467-8681
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Ken-
more, used very littel ,great
condition, $100
(863)763-7437



BUILDING SALE! "Plus Free
Bonus!" 20x32 Now $4100.
25x42 $6200. 30x52 $9800.
40x82 $18,400. Extensive
range of sizes and models.
Ends/accessories optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
31" Marble, shell shaped,
w/sink & faucet. $30.
(863)763-8548.
KITCH. CAB DOORS- oak
w/handles & hinges, 1 pr
24x20, 5pr 32x20, 1pr
32x28, $45 (863)763-1997
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
ROOF SHINGLES- 10 packs,
$150. will separate.
(863)467-1120
STORM WINDOW PANELS,
24 gage: (4) 33", (6) 34",
( 12) 40", (1) 69". Like new.
100 for all. (863)946-1692
WINDOWS (6) aluminum
crank outs 29.5W x 52"L
with screen, $25
(863)763-1997


BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
mattress. $40.
(863)675-7105


SCRUBS- 15 top, Some pants
Size small $50.
(863)697-8084


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358



HP Compaq Presario Win.
XP 17" monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. Exc.
cond. $375 (863)763-6342


BEDROOM SET: 6 pc. Head-
board only. $300. Call
(863)675-8302
CAPTAINS BED- with 6 draw-
ers, $250 (863)261-1117


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SATURDAY MAY 6th 10 a.m.
Hendry County Speedway
1002 US Hwy 27, Clewiston, FL
SURPLUS HEAVY EQUIPMENT
'98 Caterpillar D8K bulldozer
'96 Case 1450 bulldozer, new tracks
'96 Bobcat 863, bucket, rake & grapple
Huber F1700 grader
'90 Kato 1880 SE excavator
'90 John Deere 444E front end loader
'89 John Deere 444E front end loader ___ _M
'84 Kobelco 907 excavator
'83 Caterpillar 930 front end loader
Koehring Bantam 366 excavator
'81 Caterpillar 950 front end loader ._
'78 Caterpillar 920 front end loader d-,
TRUCKS: '90 Ford L8000 dump truck
* '89 Peterbuilt road tractor '88 Mack MH600 road
tractor '84 International dump truck
TRAILERS: '86 27' Phelan Trailer
* '64 27' Birmingham trailer '95 16' custom trailer
Everything sells
REGARDLESS OF PRICE!
TERMS: Cash to bid 10% B.P. "AS IS"
Karlin Daniel
& Assoc., Inc. 1107,-


DINING ROOM SET- Pecan ta-
ble w/3 leafs, seats 4-10, 6
chairs, buffet & hutch. $600.
(239)822-5955 LaBelle
DINING TABLE, Glass top w/6
chairs. $575. (239)537-4253
DRESSER Large, 9 drawers.
Antique handles, exc. cond.
Hard wood. $30
(863)763-3830/697-6507
ENTER CENTER- Rattan, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0963
ETAGERE- China 4 shelf, ask-
ing $150, very nice
(863)674-0963
MEXICAN BAR Light green
wood w/ overhead stem
glass holder. $150.
(561)704-3690
RECLINER LOVESEAT- Like
new, Leather, Pd $1500 Will
trade for nice Dbl. Bed & Gold
Chain. 863-357-2233 Okee.
SHELVING UNITS 2 match-
ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
5'x2', $100 for both.
(863)674-0098.
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SOFA & LOVESEAT 6 mths.
old. Pd. $2000, asking
$1500 or best offer.
(863)634-5821 call any-
time.
SOFA, Sectional, 3 pc. Tan,
Sofa + Oversized swivel chair,
Round Coffee & 2 End Tables.
$1800. (239)537-4253
YOUTH BED $40
(863)674-1727


38 CAL Stainless steel, 5
shot revolver, 2" barrel, cus-
tomer grips, like new, $395
(863)467-6696
SIG SAUER P226 9MM- case
with 3 clips, $550
(863)697-9060



BOWFLEX EXTREME, mint
cond., w/all accessories,
$800. (239)324-2335
TREADMILL, VitaMaster,
Runs good. 1.5 hp motor, up
to 8 mnb !ncline. $250.
(853)6/6-0104
WEIGHT BENCH, like new. 2
people can work out at same
time. Used 3 times. $600
(863)674-1727


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
LOOP EARRINGS: 14 Kt., Sol-
id Gold. Custom made. Paid
over $400, Sell for $175
(863)612-0992
NECKLACE, KINGMAN Tur-
quoise, Squash Blossom
w/Bear Claws. Very unique.
$2400 neg. (863)467-8161

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BED FRAME, Mattress &
Spring. Full size. Great con-
dition $75. (863)467-4649


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


LIFT CHAIR- Pride. Great coi
edition $375. Fir
(863)635-3540
SCOOTER, Electric, Rally, E:
cellent condition. Brand ne
batteries. $1000 or best offe
(863)674-1823


ATTEND COLLEGE ONLIN
from home. *Medical, *Bus
ness, *Paralegal, *Compu
ers *Criminal Justice. Jo
placement assistance. Con
puter provided. Financial Ai
if qualified. Ca
(866)858-2121 www.Onl
neTidewaterTech.com.
BEER KEG FRIDGE, $5
(863)763-8548
PENS & PENCILS (2) asking
$15 (863)634-1374



GUITAR- Bentley, 6 string
With hard case. A-1 cond
tion. $150 (863)635-3382



DESK, Large, oak. $100 o
best offer. (863)467-6943
OFFICE CHAIR, $75 or bes
offer. (863)467-6943


BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle are
$40 will separate
(863)675-4981
CAT- Cute, gray with whit
markings. 3yrs old Neuterec
& declawed. To Good Homrn
Only! $50. (863)634-3841
DOBERMAN PUPPIES- AKC
Parents on premised
$650.-$750. (863)467-5400
DOBERMAN PUPS- AKC
Health Cert., Shots, Tails, De
clawed. Parents on premises
Free Family Tree. $650.-$750
(863)467-5400
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $10C
(561)644-5418 o
954)465-6614
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female
spayed, 3yrs old, home mus
have fenced yard $5C
(863)357-3026.
PITBULL PUPPIES, UKC Reg.
4 wks. Ready to go! Large
Red Nosed. 863-634-5364 af-
ter 4 pm for details.
RED NOSE PIT PUPS- WitI
papers 8wks old. Ready t
go to good homes. $400
(863)801-1236
SOCIETY FINCH- Brown &
white Good foster parents
$18(863)357-3639

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SOLAR PANELS- 7, large
Make your own heating poo
system $175. or will-separ
ate (239)394-7005


REEL- Penn 4400 SS Oper
face reel. Like new. $40
(863)635-3382



CAR AMPLIFIER Kenwood
900 watt max. $120
(863)824-0776
JL AUDIO 5.25 COMPONENT
SYSTEM, Brand new, Mode
VR525CS. $225
(239)340-1369
SUBWOOFER 15" MA Audio
in sealed or ported box
$120 (863)824-0776


TRUSSED ANTENNA- 70 ft, 10
ft sections, with base, mast
& hardware. $400. or best
offer. (863)675-4201


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $50C
(863)692-2229
DRILL, Cordless, Black &8
Decker, 18 volt. New in box.,
Paid $89, Asking $49.
(863)675-0104

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S. --' HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT STATEOL NOTICED
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S// SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 5/9/06 Aprlen 8,2006
rAdvertfeement No.1
E sta te s SUBJECT AREA: 203 Part-Tme Adjunct Educators, Nontited and Substitute CONSTRUCTIONAND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
S!Esta te s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for Sealed bids wil be received until 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local me Thrsday, Ma
A secluded,4 private "prt" Om C U TR ACREs pate adjunct educators, non-certified and substituteteachers instuctanal 18 t e D Bsto didSt eorMueportason, eo
s l e pi tCO T North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida 33830 for theifollowing work. Bids received
ranch lsubdivisio CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES pesnel willbt opened and publicly read aloud in theMulti-Parpose Conference Room.
ranch subdCITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 6A-1.502 S..R., 23.17(2) (a)-(f), 1001.42, Sealed bids may be mailed and must be received pdor to bid opening to State of
1 CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITYD t 6A01.5021S.B.R., 23.17(2) (a)-(), 1001.42, %aeerans1a .Diatri
offering beautiful Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up, 1001.43,1012,22,1012.32and1012.35F.. tract epM 1-1BartwTransp 3830.NolftheBdwa ountis greaterthanc
viONO SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE:i6A-1r.502 S.i., 23.17121lalO. $250,00o.00 on construction projects, the Contractor must be pre-qualified as re-
b vistas ofristine .3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use T 42100 43 101222 ,1 01232,andO1012.35F.S. quired by FBRrida Stat 33 n Rte Chapter4-22.
n- natural habitat.
ad your land as down payment. Financing FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without a --NOTE--
ll Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning available. 863-673-6417 or 561-721-5299 cost at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools. Proposal Forms will not be issued alter 2:00 P.M. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednes-
i- meo ers or weekend nature enthusiasts SUMMARY Thu pRopsad rule eablihe thpolicy parttime ad- day, May 17, 2006. Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday,
homeowners or weekf e nat utre enathusiasteos. lejun"at educators, non-corfified and substitute teachers instructional personnel. May 12,2006.
Only eleven of these exceptional racts available. UI L! STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no NOTICE TO BIDDERS: YOU MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS AND/OR
ii dd ionaldrisct economicimpact in exceed of $1.00 except for the costs of BID DOCUMENTS BY FAXING A FAX ORDER FORM TO (863) 534-7172. THIS
Hiomedd o.al'ibi.c!eon'omciimpa c!tinxceed".oi. l.. me eprintingcandpdistributons. FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT WW OTSTATE FL S/CONTRATSAMI-
rge:,.FI!e. '- '' pnntinsanddi-tb"ionsu'. NISTRATIONDISTRICT1 NEW BIDDER ORIENTATION MEETING HAS BEEN
ag, | -. .. ASHEVILLE, NC AREA HOME- LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting SCHEDULED FORTUESDAY MAY9,2006AT2:00PM.
SITES Sneak preview of Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter (CONTRACT NO. E1F55-RO COUNTIES Highlands and Okeechobee: FINANCIAL
A mIaN ,SAcM 772-468-8306 Phase II on now. Just 25 asthemattermay be heard on May, 2006. PROJECT NO 421126-1-72-01 Work consists of clearing and grubbing, tree trim-
miles from Asheville. Over 4 Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re- ming and removal. (prox 365 Calendar Day NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER:
miles of crystal clear river- Mobile Home Lots 2005 gardingthestatementofestimatedreglatory costs, ortoprovide proposal fora 00610tat BUDGET AMOUNT
front. Incredible mountain Mobile Home Parts 2010 power cost regulatory atemative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi- $1,OOO.OO.NOCAREFORPLASASPECS.
t views. Riverwalk, custom Mobile Homes Rent 2015 catonotthisnotice. (CONTRACT NO. E1F56-.RO) COUNTY Okeechobee: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
'Supplies I loden0 Notice: If reuestedinwritingsodnot4deemedunneceasary by the Agency Head a 421127-1-72-01 Work consists of spot shoulder repair, seed and sod. (Approx
lodge, nature trails. Call Mobile Homes Sale2020 Not eeopmet Worsh will be heard t a time and date te adversd 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MNAGER: Gary Burnett,
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow- (866)292-5762. the uture Woop ll be heard t a te and dat86-6104 arbu d state flus BUDGET AMOUNT 90,000.00.
ermate., 2500w, 5hp Briggs CHAIN LINK FENCING 75ft the future. OCARGEPOR PL SAND SPECS
& Straton eng. New condi- of 4ftw/(2) 3ft. gates and B AN K FORECLOSURES! 0 E Notice: The procedureforobtaining public hearing onthispropoed rule is to re-
Homes from $10,000! 1-3I quest, in writing, a heann. The request shall be submittedto the Superintendent (CONTRACT NO. El-RO) COUNTIES Manatee and Sarasota: FNANCIAL PRO-
Ston $200. (863)763-1501 approx. (863)6342 pes $100 must bedroom available! HUD, Re- of Schools, In writing, witIn 21 days after publication o cT JET NO 421124-1-72-01 & 421123-1-72-01 Work consists of herbicide strip
GENERATORS- Honda, pos, REO, etc. These homes the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect- MANAGER: Art Hall, (863369-712 arthurhallgdnt state f us BUDGET
ir 1-3100w & 1-1500w $525. must sell! For listings call GRANDMA'S GROVEin ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the Issues under AMOUNT$135,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANSAND SPECS.
Firm. 863-763-7950 or 'lId I (800)425-1620 ext.4237. LaBelle. 5th Wheel RV Mobile consideration. (CONTRACT NO. E1F58-RO) COUNTY District Wide: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
t 863-634-8474 GEORGIA BLAIRSVILLE IN tachd 750 29)o300a 41 Notice: Inspection and copying of all wfien materials conastitetoingo public records r st E ROT MAI GE t RAtoen
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, In writ- 86d) 5A9-u762 robert darDer AyaNAtNte PR.US. MAXIMUM BUDGET AMOUNT
JACK To pull engines, good RIDING LAWN MOWER THE NORTH GEORGIA or email dwill98&@earthlink net ing, tothe Superintendent Schools. PlA7e G t e AIII
condition. $80 Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut. MOUNTAINS. Land, Homes, $50,000.00 NO CHARGE FIRPECS.
Immokalee About d. Aski Commercial & Investment. Mobile Home, 93, need some Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no- (CONTRACT NO. EF6-RO COUNTIES esto & Hardee: NANCIAL PROJECT NO
(239)657-434897-321 nginside work, $3500. tced and to incorporate them into the record a o the rule mating proceeding. e 414933-1-72-01 & 414934.1-72-01 Work conalsts of tae trimming and stump
VARIOUS ASSORTMENT OF $750. (863)697-3212 Lakefront and Lakeview (239)657-4122 School Board may incorporate materalby refrence ntotheproposed rue. removal. Ap rox 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: BobbyCar.
a TOOLS- Hand tools, Ladder, RIDING MOWER- 6 mos old, Properties Nestled in the Notice: Ifouneedan accommodationin ordertoparticipate inthis process, lease roll, 86993-4634 bby carrlld teflus. BUDGET AMOUNT
Yard tools & more! Take all asking $800 (863)467-6030 hills of Tennessee on the SELLSTATE PRIORITY REAL- ntiy Thomas W. Conner theSuperntendentofSchools at63 674-4642or at $100,O00.O0NOCHARGEFORPLANSANDSPECS.
for $150.(863)6350474 shores of pristine Norris TY NETWORK, INC, LAKE- heHend Courhourksh OrdersforthesedocumentsshoululiIrected to the DistrictContracts Administra-
SNAPPER 30"- rear engine, Lake. Call Lakeside Realty at FRONT 3br, 1.5ba, Cover meeg or hop tor,District ContractsOffice, Mail Salo 1-18 .FloridaDepartmentof Transporta-
Be $600 (863)517-2077 La- (423)626-5820 Orvisit carport & porch. New carpet, Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed role, one certified copy of the pro- Fion 801 Nrth Broadway, Barow. Fda 33sh0, or s 124, Bartow,
d f Belle akesiderealty-tn com flooring & fresh paint $85,000. posed rle shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Scnhools purosnt tuat 1,Phaesol e made
e 585 Tammy Rd. Clewiston. lisreserved torelectany orailbids.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want- I LargeMtn. Land Bargains, Owner will consider financing 128212CGS4/20,27;5/4CB5/4/06 CherylSanchious
ing to add to my collection. High Elevation. Adjoins Pris- with qualifying terms. Natacha Distct Contracts Administrator
Please call to sell coins & l [ tine State Forest, 20+ AC to Lugo (239)410-0331. 1284660 WCGS4/27;5/4/06
paper money 239-693-4891 350 AC. Sweeping Mtn. fax#239-573-3438 Se Habla
Wanted Slide In Pickup. 7B Views, Streams. www.live- Espafiol
CWanted: Slide In Pickup inwv.com. w1ri,2006 AVISO DEEIECMONGENERAL
S Camper, (863)234-9595 M INVITATION TO BIDDERS
Mountain Property! Interested o-o6-o YTSueM..Cobb, d
. Business Places- in buying property in the Blue o ebdu 3:D.C., aa e M y
Saleril 1005 Ridge MountailnRs ofoNdCoyCall Tceo ot ,%1ato 1j s ul BI nsei nna, l d de las Rodo, ela Siefe do Noviembre, D.C., 2006, pare Ilenar n mantener fas
Agri culture Cmmercial Ridge Mountainsof NC? Call 2W 9 laonte i e, eaona, OnO posicione s officials:
Co menial Active Realty today at and pacetheywillbeopenedandreadaloud.
0 Property Sale 1010 (800)979-5556 or visit our 0 1I I SenadordelosEstadosUnidos
r : | i Condos/ Sal website at www.ActiveReal- The bidssubmittedare for: RepresentanteeneoCongresoporelDistdto(s):16y23

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Farms Sale 102 NC CBoats3ontraorEstatal
Torm sSe 0om Boats on sets in h lewistoon. pecL 3 4 Cmonsnayde ntalorEsctarl
SChristmas Trees 745 Houses Sale 1025 MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA Campers/RVs 3010 Hall,115 WestVentura Avenue, Clewiston,FL 33440. ComsionadodeAgrlcultur
t Farm Equipment 805 Hunting Property 1030 AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD Jet Skiis 3015 PocEach st be n a ed cNG BID. Bids uradorEstatal,Circulto 20
0 Farm Feed/roducts 0 Investment WINTERS Affordable Homes Marine may e maled or nanadsre to tal, 1dntura enue, Cloves- Meo a maradoeresntantesEstatal,Distrito77
Fa ed/P ucts Property Sale 1035 & Mountain Cabins, Land Marine Miscellaneous 3025 ton, FL 33440. No responsibility shall be attached to any officers for the prema- RetetciandeeresMagnstaddelaC tleS 7rema
Farm MisPr uceous 815 Land Sale 1040 CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE Motorcycles 3030 ture opening of a bid not properly addressed and identified. Retencnd coJueesdlaCrtieA acnesdelistitoSegundo
,Lots Sale 1045 (877 837-2288 EXIT REAL- Sport VehicleATVs 3035 JuecesdelaCortedelCircuitoVlgesimorupos2,.5,l8,9,11,14,1E y
Farm Services 825 Open House 1050 TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP- any ad alsl d, wit o wtate, n e aletel al r Jueeodeanlrte del Csdado: Grps
StOffered 825 O nfs 1e TY OUNTAIN VEW PROPS m esor toacceptthebidthat initsjudgment bestserves theCity. Juntec dICoseislo delCa ndado Distios2y4
Farm Supplies/ Out of State E R, T I E S mtrcchdadu eeoJuntad Escolar, Distidtos 1, 3 yi5
Services Wanted 30 Property Sale 1055 www.exitmurphy.com. jCITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA ModeonservdeTerrenoysa deHendry, Grupos,3y5
Fertilizer 835 Property Inspectionl1060 Ia Pittnan AutoridaddeHos Hxas del Condadode Hendry:Distritos2 y4
S Horses 840 Real Estate Wanted1065 NC Mountain Property for AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull, Deputyer Disrito deont asAguasdel Et CondadodeHendry:Escaos 2 y 4
Landscaping Resort Property Less! Breathtaking Blue 65hp Contenental + 2 extra 129337CN4/27;5/4/06 EnTestimoniodelocual,YoheaantaddmifirmaaestoyGranSelleo'delEstadode
Supplies 845 Sale 1070 Ridge Parkway, New River, motors & hub Like new Wood laFlorida,enTallahassee,LaCalpitl,eh2deApril,D.C., 2006
Lawn & Garden 850 Warehouse Space 1075 Stone Mountain, Golf Cours- prop$3500.863-673-1963 See1M..b.
Waterfront Property 1080 es and quaint shops of Spar- r V c Secretaoabe Entada
Livestock 855 ta. www.scenicrealty.com HOUSE BOAT AT 3035;'aDrivee40tad
Poultry/Supplies 860 (877)372-7211 or 66ft, Paddle Wheel, 128395 cB/CGs 4/20; 5/4/06
S877)363-5550. Repo, sacrifice $8000. ENGIN
Flowers / B65 S aII (406)628-2181 in LaBelle. ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand BRONCO II '89 New trans. 4
1005 NEW! ALABAMA WATER- new, 10 hp, fits John Deere good tires & battery. 60k since NOTICEOFANNUAL.MEETINGOFTHE
SFRONT 2 hours to Atlanta & JOHN BOAT- 14', Complete Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never rebuilt engine. $1750 LANDOMWERSOF
lFam Well Established Bridal/Eve- the Coast. Waterfront com- with 9.8hp Evinrude out- ran. $900. (863)692-2229. (863)805-8789 DISSTONISLAND CONSERVANCYDISTRICT
I We'ECuntrnt.8Flifdl m...nintg Wear,. CentriaL.Florida: munity with incredible moss- board. motor $700. HEVY TRUCK '96- 4x4 fr.ceinrg.e..e. urouarcasrnic upe rirooiur.
Local & International clients, draped hardwoods...Planned (863)675-0129 GO KART Scorpion, 2 sweater, $.5VY TRUCK b96- o r c ne v,,,r irar rarcoa a m urri anra4 i e ..L Ar, al
- roll bars, great shape, $600 $2500 or best offer ,1,4 a l,.,. 0m ,:1 t ..rua. ur1.rm tr, L n erse ; ,
GrT-wing 17-20% year. clubhouse, docks, & more. (863)467-2139 .-gor., it, co nCe,'uif.;,Ay,..mcr tfrs Near 200'j *,i so n i, it1unr,1.1 mes
TRACTOR- Ferguson, 1951, $595,000 +-inventory. Nets 1/2 to 3 acres from the Lower Unit for older Mercury firm. (863)634-8828 days or (863)467-2139 ., o ,, Se J, Nor, u e,,,
exc cond., w/new bush hog, $300K. Financing available. $50's. Minutes to historic Motor, good shape, $200 or (863)763-4132 eve's. FORD BRONCO '95- 4x4, tedy Ma~ .00Atii ooM tar .pu.T,,oeC r
$4500 or best offer, See pictures at www.florida-. Eufaula. Call owner bestoffer(863)675-6738 KAZUMA 250 E,03- asking $2500 or best offer 1. ,cr,rgon,6 iIueri.:oi,,,mrreae.r
(863)7633679/697-3108 capital.com Agent (866)882-1107. PONTOON, 24', 90hp John- $1200 or best offer (863)467-2139 2. Retecmgara, rerorienarannsue.c nrre trereae
H (941)924-2378. North Carolina Cool Mountain son, bimini top, no trailer, (863)357-4744 after 6pm 3. .an p.ia ne.-aemrn roPserly','mneore ,, el
Air, Views & Streams, ready to fish or cruise, $3000 7. ....OFSE4037;
A AIT MA Homes, Cabins & Acreage. or best offer. (863)634-31 STONISLAN VAN S
APHA PAINT MARE -6 yrs. FREE BROCHURE or (863)634-5471 HlltA l GOLF CART- Club Car, lights, BY:Jason Langdale, President
Experienced rider only. CLEWISTON, WOW, Water- (800)642-5333. Realty Of email:rman605@aol.com Ucurtains, hi speed, $1600 12989CGS4/27/06oe 4/00
Sweet & pretty. $1500 front 3br, 2ba,ac, Fenced, Murphy 317 Peachtree St. PONTOON- 28', 50hp John- (772)332-6623 NTHECIRCUNTOFTHE
(863)2583838 new roof/dock. 5 min from Murphy, N.C. 28906. son, Newdeck/carpet. Great 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUITINAND FOR
, BAY MARE 8 yrs. old. Thor- Walmart. See & make offer! www.realtyofmurphy.com. cond. $3200. (863)467-1720 HENDYCOUNTY,FLORIDA
oughbred, rides good, up to $169,500. Possible owner fi- maCHEVY-LUM-NA_199a0otmaalroVA ORILISVAZQUEZ
date on shots, loads clips noce of down payment North Carolina Gated Lake- mattmcdanhotmail.com CHEVY LUMINA 1990 VAN, andAMARILISVAZQUEZ
$2500neg. (863)509-3446 (WAC) (863)805-0272 front Community 1.5 acres Smoker Craft, 16', tilt trailer, Auto Wanted 4010 polish BED RAILS NASTA Stainless Runs good. Needs body workffe. Plainti6-14-CA
neg.(863) plus, 90 miles of shoreline. trolling motor, 35hp Merc., Autos anted 401 polished, fit Chevy Silnt. New verado $900 or best offer s. MAn. l N
l HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Gelding J & S ESTATES- 11 yr old Never before offered with ready to fish, $1800. ColassrcialTrcks 4020 shbox. $100 (863)697-032899-current.Newin (863)357-1430 ad
Good horse, great w/kids frame house 2BR/2BA, w/gar. 20% pre-development dis- (863)467-7428 Commercal Tru 4020 box.100(863)697-0328 FERNNDOE.ZAMORO,
Moving must sell. $2000 or 500 sq ft. Rec. room, Pool, counts, 90% financing. Call Construction DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Defendants
best offer. (239)633-3649 Steam cabinet, Sauna cabinet (800)709-5253. Sprint Bass Boat, '93, 18' 3" Equipment 4025 BEDLINER for full size Ford 99 Some damage/mech. NOTICEOFACTION
Treadmill & Weight equip long, fiberglass, 175 Mariner Foreign Cars 4030 Pick up Truck, excel. $100 probs., am/fm/cd, p/l, p/w,
QUARTER HORSE REG PINTO $155,000. Broker protected. North Georgia Gated Mountain '94 model, 3 pedestal seats Four Wheel Drive 4035 or best offer (863)763-6747 ac. $600 (863)763-0920 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
GELDING- 14yrs old, 15.2, (772)597-6158 or Community. New Homes & 1 bench, 401b. thrust troll Heavy Duty Trucks4040 ,Quie Thelonthe followingproperty in
S great disposition, gentle, kid (954)801-6158 close to Infrastructure. One mtr., runs perfect, $5500. Parts Repairs 40 CAR DOLLY, '04, like new, Le and ryCou k 26 ofMontura
MONTURA RANCH, Beautiful Tennis, Lake, Pools. For Sport Utility 4055 offer (863)697-9704 odnlga contFrg to the Plat thereof, recorded in
REG. APP. GELDING 14yrs. 1.25. ac on dead end street., more info (678)2328415 or Tractor Trailers 4060 DRIVE ON RAMP- you must lat Book 3, ages 37, 38, and 39 of
Kid safe but also a good ride community w/club house & www.benttreegeorgia.com. a Utity Traer 4065 remove and haul $125 e Pbic Recrd Hndry Cunay,
t for beginner to adv. adult. pool $39,000 786-553-5317 Vans 4070 (863)467-4328.I remove and haul $125 Has filed against you, and you are re-
t $1500 (863)638-4006 j.echevarria@yahoo.com TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY CAMPER/TRAVEL TRAILER, (863)467-4328.ed to seve a co our wtten
SADDLE, 15", tan roughout PORT LaBelle: Unit4 LAKEFRONT Private lake- 22 Ft., Dual Axel w/Air Condi- ENGINE & TRANS- '9TToyota Merceret, Esq., Plaintiffsiabeth A.
new rawhide stirrups & new Move In Todayl front or view retreats. Rolling tioning. $2500 or best offer. ImA Corrola 1.8, runs good cond. whose atdre ssis 1800 West 49th
hills, mild climate. 1ito over (863)763-8828 low "-miles, $600 ,S.. street, Suite 332, Hialeah, Florida
WeaverSmartCinch. $200 Newly renovated, nearschls., 4are sites from $40K.lwOn, 33012 on or before 30 days m the
(772)263-1178 Large ya40rdsite f ro S/S4Ap(772)216-9002L ... date of first publication of this nntoue
(772)263-1178 Large yards, New S/S Appl. the border 90 min to Nash- COLEMAN SUNVALLEY 1982, $500 Police Impounds, Cars and fil(772)216-9002 Le dae the ori in al wit thise clerk of
S4/2 @$175,000. or ville. Phase II selling now! A/C & Awning (Both New '04), from $500! Tax Repos, US TIRES- 275/45/20" 20 64 Ea- l this court either before service on
f mm sI rl3/1 @$142,000. Owner (866)339-4966. propane stove, pressure water Marshal and IRS sales! Cars, gle/Chrome rims/spinnersattorney or immediately
Call owner: 863-673-5071 pum. 140.(83)67795 thereafter, othiraise a dtarut wih lbe
chd4 TN Mountain Acreae Lake Pmp. $1400. (863)467-7905 Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, paid $2500 asking $1500 entered against you torthe relief de-
cshdzO4@earthlink.net TN Mountain Acreage Lake- Honda's, Chevy's and morel firm (863)634-8511 eve only rnanded in the complaint or pettn.
CHAIN LINK FENCING 265' s side 1/2 to 5 acre homesites Toyota Motorhome, 81, 4 For listings Call INTHECIRCUITCOURTINANDFOR AnswerdeAprdl15,2006.
of 5' fencing,2 6' gates nestled around a scenic lake. cyl., new tires, only 44k orig. (800)425-1730 ext.2384. GLADESCOUIOIT, RORIDA., DATEDonthe A rda yoftMah,200o6.
633-6315 ramp, pavilion and more. (863)763-2034 CADILLAC '92- high miles, ASENO.2-CP4 By/S/R.DeLaCruz
HUNT ELK, Red Stag, Buffalo Gated, near Chattanooga. TRVE TRAILER 16 F ver good con $2000 DODGE RAM 1500 '95, Needs FINR E LER, 12.4560GS4/20,27 4,/6putyClrk
itself Ideas sa dream home Call Shasta 1959, Show Condi- frontCAPRICEoWAGON2'89, frontDbody.work.f$2000i
rselfI8e06-3/31/007. We 866)292-5769. l tion. Very cutely $2500 or CHEVY CAPRICE WAGON'8 (239)872-0295 $2000 Deceased I MEETINlNOTIgCE
S (6)9-7. best offer. (863)467-8161 Immaculate & Runs Wonder- NOTICETOCREDITORS PrmPlanipngCommnee
have a No-Game-No Pay UPSTATE SACRIFICE 20 ful.$2250.(865)963-9683 DODGERAM 25001997, Ext Ofste
o.,1 -icy. Book o0w! DayE s acres- was $39,900 NOW TRAVEL TRAILER-'95, Salem, Cabw/CumminsdieselL on$ Theadn ato theestateo DAVID SoautOs Florida
2 0 E s $29,900 Nice Adirondack Sth Wheel, Exc. cond. Very CHEVY CELEBRITY '89- 4dr, bed w/goose neck hitch. KELLER, KeLased wh dWrtrce Beard
(314)293-0610. Free Video woodland! Walk to public clean, $5000 863-763-7727 runs good, needs body work, $5995 (863)673-0648 death was February 15, 2006, and
",-: ,. : and Brochure. land! EZ access to major or772-263-1803 $1000 or best offer whose Social Security Number is Date: Wednesday,May10,2006
*;,^.. ..., lakes & rivers Bldg site TRAVEL TRAILER TIRES (3) (863)983-9780 FORD F150 '87 Runs good. County da me: 2:00p.m.
guaranteed! Town rd, terms ST9575R5DRat oo Need to sell! $900 or best bate Divislon, the address of which is
y--s *,g^i ""-A Townav 5ailgu won't, las T22575R5L Cated fad HEVY NOVA '76, Runs good. offer. Call Deanne anytime. P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida Place: cawreerandSevice Centers
:.. ;*,? 7avai, wn' t tread. Look new. $150 for all, Needs a paint job. $2500. (863)634-5143 33471. The names and addresses of ofSouthwestFlorida
"*:; FL LAND BARGAINS. Opportu.- (800)890-7927. will sep. (863)467-6696 Call Ramon C239)503-5131'4- D the personal representative and the 4150Ford SetreetExtension
nities to own your own farm, VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with WINNEBAGO '85- Motor CRL N YR R M trans Goo w Atlse dtarecntandvether ate Morture
sstlad Fordat i tin creek, very private, ex- good cond, 62K,1',000 or ine. al od run rck Ned o rk. s sor m G. x22
db n cr(866)352-2249 or good access near New Riv- (7 )(863)612-0657/612-5413 F R E L three months after the da ofthe tirt
Swww.filandbargains.com. r raS PORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp, pubtlcatian of this notice must file Hir MEETNG NOTICE
"L tion Location, LoTa OSner ( 78 85JAGUAR '02- X-t pe, great runs & looks good, $1700. claims withthis Ceort WITHI TE LTRlTsEalrOTSh dE
"Loctio~ n Tio LoBuy.a OwES erwww m(866)789-835 -IAcI condition, 33,200-'k, loaded, (863)763-6747. LE T E H E Wor- sl etRBeard
tion" Tlime to BIIU~y. INvVE- v wwwv.muntiani~nsfVAom. .m .o t RTHE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLIcA-
TORS & BUILDERS, Great BikHO Never racd. Excelycle Dirt neg.(239)462-2678Feda FORD XLT F150 '92- 2 wh DAYS OFTHE FRSTPBLICATIONOF Date: Wednesday,May1O,2006
Buildable Lots For Sale in Weser ew d Bike, Never raced. Excellent neg.( )a drive, long bed, AC works, THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
iBoia one of Florida's Fastest 74 Acre Ranch $129,990 shape. Many extra's! $3100 or LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 $2500(863)634-7574 THIsEDATEOFSERVCE OFACOPYOFM. TIme: 3:30p.m.
p Growing Areas Fort Myers. Mt views, trees, rolling hills, bestoffer. 863-801-1620 V6, auto, good shape, needs All other creditors of the decedent and Place: CarearandSenrviceCenters
:o build, cupolas not only (888)558-0032. der s BLM. Picturesque HONDA CMX 250, 2003, ex- transmission, $400. GM SHORT D &4Good p er s a ai 4oS Eesan
of a home but can improve MONTURA RANCH ESTATE homesite at 6,700' elevation, cellent condition $1800 (239)657-4348 cond Needs motor &trans- against the estte the decedent 4ForSteettanasn
mission. Good Cab. bed. in- .mostie ,their claims wth this court FortMyers,FL


1.25 ac For Sale By Owner Horseback riding, hIking (863)517-2077 La Belle terior,$1,500 772)519-3979 wATnE OM FIRSPUBLTiNf MC: BalaW
nt for do-it-yourselfers who 412 Bald Cypress Ave. hunting. Perfect family \ E.......UBL 239-THOTEF992-MSTPULExt.240
es of a cupola, as well as for $55,000 (561)993-5886 ranch, electricity. 100%fi- MINI CHOPPER- really good ISUZU HOMBRE, '96,4 cyl., 5 ALL CLAIMS AN DEMANDS NOT o 130963CGS5/4006
trawork forventilation. (It dancing. NALC cond, paid $800 askingspd., ver good cond., a/c FILEDWILLBE NOTICFOREERBARED.E O IG
a to consult with a proto- ma (866)365-2825. $500 (863)673-1877 anti-lock rakes, $2500 firm. N SET FORTH ANOIGTHEATIMEcPERIOD NOCE OF MEETIn
SCOTR-'0(Hnd(E NISSAN STANZA 1985, Cherry (239)324-2335 TWO 2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER The Barron Water Control District Board
e in th roof.) The finished SCOOTER- '04 Honda Elite 80, condition. Runs good for 20 THE D EDENT'S DATE OF DEATHS of Servisors will conduct a PUBLIUC
ne in the roof.) The finished When you want something Excellent condition. 1300 mi. year old car. $1200 cash. I BARRED. HEARaB lI NTnuesting a2 10:00 a.tc.,
es square by about 36 inch- LOTF o advertise In the Red, $1700 (863)763-6646 (561)358-630 The date of the firstpublication of this Tuesda 23, 2006, at the office
any roof pitch. Starling at $35,000. R, 03sl61eds,.noiceisMay4,2006. of O 32the 93 De wood Terrace,
..Quiet.63 + acres on private YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO, '84, OLDS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000, EQUIP TRLR- 20ft, Goose RubyA PortLaBele.
(No. C99) 2+ Near La Deep lakeechobe $3000 firm. (863)357-3773 Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All Neck, ramps, tool box, 8 x PersonalRe The prpo te ic hearing and
.. $22.95 access Lakeport, FL m YAMAHA ROADSTAR 1600 power, Prem. wheels, Spoil- 14.5 tires, 2 axle, $2200 Okeechobee, Florida34973 tion budget for fiscal year 10/106-
ds of projects)... $2.00 863-946-0307 2002, 26K ms., Excellent con- er $9500. (863)697-290 (863)697-9704 CONELY& CONELY,PA. /3/07, levy a per acre maintenance
project. $ 0 3MOTIVATED SELLER or Post Office Drawer1367 tax for 2006, a oiaiproets ta for
except catalog-only orders) d w/etrDeep water Saboat access be. $55063 3- TOYOTA CAMRY '87 Body MAKO 224 '81 Okeechobee, orda34973-1367 2006 for hands w the Pt Lale
(tfteewater. e,1380763 703-3825 Agricultural PrNect and conduct other
exp c g or r Lot with reparable home. or 863-447-0127 or email and int. in good cond. Engine YAMAHA 200'90 Ey:TornW.ceoeiy,it business requiring action by the
Please be sure tom LDetails 239-823-2587 carlzachsam@hot mail.com needs work. Good for parts. Rite-On Trailer '81 oddaBar#096482 Board.
: include your name, rlzachsam@hotmailcm $300 (863)673-0645 $7500 (239)823-2587 Attorne for Per0sonalR etipoatamve
address and the name o COASTAL GEORGIA. Land for Waterfront Land Sale! 3 YAMAHA TTR125, 2001,.off 1374GS5/4,11/06 This isopentothepublic.
this newspaper. Allow sale by owner. Private golf Acres Dockable Waterfront road, excel. cond. $1300 apn 130576 MarcMCol bertChairman
community designed by Fred Property Build Up to 3 (863)763-4982helps you I U*130576 C/CGS5/4,11/06
1-2 weeks for delivery Cou les / Davis Love. Marl- homes Only $99,900Ask (6 6 4 8 M v"""
) 82-U-BILD na/Tennis/Pool/Fitness. .About Our Investor Pkg. 7 YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER AUTO WANTED: CHEVY 2500-'87, cold air, 1 ak= ns -'ka ik liyou
ild.com Jeckyll/ St Simons Island Waterfront Lots for Only 2005, Under warrantee. Looking to buy Antique Car/ owner. Runs good $1150. a s linle' gaggle,
ckGuarantee $119,900 Call $79,9001 Call toll-free $1700 or best offer. Convertible/Truck.Please call (863)674-0837 or caslpt l attic, ase m rt r cle-
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* Pioneer 5 acres.3/2 mobile home with a
beautiful pond and native trees, fenced,
corner lot. $220,000
* LaDeca 5 acre lots to choose from $130,000
* SALEPENDING!! Excellent Investment
property, 1.5 acres on HWY 27, house,
apartment & ,iilili iig $235,000
* GORGEOUS 40 ac farm, 3/2 w/2 story barn
& more, $1.200.0000
* 2 1/2 1Ic, ii ifllMI acres, a' cultural, cleared,
fenced, pond, ready to build, $105,000
Will sell fast.
* Montura Ranch 2.5 acres $85k.
* Pioneer 2.5 from $65k.
* 1.25 acre lots from $45.000.


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roker: Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
Safes Asodiaes: Ann Donohue 228-0221 David Rister 634-2157


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* 2BR'1BA Cue rAl. Sagimoe $11K Cl$4c8d Siyr !ol I K
S. Palm St. Reduced to $35K
nMO R AP !EErlrib'.j"iF.ors Chlu) w/h 1p. S50K
MOORS V n A More MontiuraI Lots trtis $40K
2 Duplexes 2BRIBA each ait .Permer Road 2.5 AC 5 )5K
Nw Rf $229.000 Large 4BR/2BA MH on 1.25 ac on
* Yacht Chlub 2/2, Irg. sunroom, great acieda $115K
views, Fishermmns Paradise 5K H 5K
StLakeport 2BRiIBA Waterrroint mOHLADS COUNTY
with lake access $125,9000 80 Acres w/great development
lpteelial. $23,5010 per aure
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420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
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(863) 983-8979 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)228-0023


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3BR, 1 1/2 BA and 2B/A g i it3 Montura 1.25 ac
efficiency $131,000 2BR, 1BA $279,000 able. CallB for Listf
3BR, 1BA $168,000 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (8)
4BR, 3BA Del Monte $150K ACRES
$295,00 MOBILE HOMES /-55acres $25k/.
4BR, 2BA New Home 3BR, 2 Mobile
$345,000 Home $72, dgd COMME
3BR, 2BA with study and $130,000A Building 2476 sP
pool. New Subdivision $130,000 Building 2476 s
$359,900 MOORE HAVEN 27 100'x100' $5
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$19o $162,000 Cabinet Shop
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S 498 US Hwy. 27, LEVERGLADES
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Luan B. Glenn A. Sarah A. Charmaine A.
Walker Smith Williams VI Montgomery
Lie. Real Estate
Broker 863-983-3508 863-228-6867 863-697-0189
863-677-1010 % SeBHablB Espanol
Why Wail To Build? Get it Now' CBS l IHome Improvement Business! 1) Montura Ranch Estates Large 1) Muse 20 Acres
Home, 1,670 sqft. 3bd/2ba/i car garage, Established Home improvement business Hom fr (t 1.25 Absolutely Perfect for your
located on Texas Ave. Appliance package and convenience store on 2.5 acres. Fully club dream home. 20 Fenced Acres
included, city water and sewage. Ready to equipped and permitted caf ready to be acre Lclub w/pond. Lots of 10 year old
Move In! $160,000.00 opened. Located near the Clubhouse in house on Hacienda. Needs some pines w/ some oaks. Priced
Custon tI-f-LHbtljTj t1flted in Montura Ranch. Ali furniture, fixtures, equip- work but will not last long at below recent sales. Will Go
Plorerr sl J|l| hasa ment and inventory induded. Be your own $199,900 MLS# 200528863 Fast! Only $409,900.00
from ipMa M 4,JI1Il Yb299Ki boss!! Call for Glenn @ 677-1441 for more
Sweetwater Ave. This property has Information. MLS# 200530488 2) Moore Haven River Gardens LUS 27 5 Acres
many beautiful trees that include wild 2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home 2 Home lots ready for your new Looking for the impossible?
hidden in thick trees & brush. Thereisan Oversize Living Room with Cathedral home. Corner lot for $55,000, Opportunity seldom knocks
abundant of wildlife 25 acres $74 9k Ceilings. Large open kitchen andformal dinLot for $50,000 or both twice! 5 acres on US 27 on
Read ,,a O lb. t 2b ing room. Large rear deck with built inin bbq nside Lot for $50,000 or balm Beach/Hendry
Read-l andazebo. Must see at $124, for $100,000! the Palm Beach!Hendry
oeS Wir 2ba ad gz0boM t124 900 IMlaLS#rd County line. Over 937 feet on
e200540984 US 27 for easy access priced
r d4S"3) Ridgdill Subdivision 2 Water right for a quick sale @ $275K
Seminole Manor 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Mobile Front Mobile Home Lots available Don't let this one get away!
Why b L*fnd e Home Walking distance from Cewiston immediately!! Cleared and ready
Cor, smr u,-l]9,o High School and ClewistonE ier, or your new home. Will not last 3) Moore Haven River Gardens
Schools. Home has been remodeled, roof is
As Cute as a Button Adorable m perfect only year old.at $55000 eac 7 Lots Available., New
conbdlidyr1' Enordlnce has beautiful hard eat orn a! Construction in Growing Area.
wood floor&'. fireplace The krnoc.down & 4) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 acs. on Build Your Dream Home Here!
paint on walls are e~cellenr including
s ~' l 4) Investment opportunity 13 Acres of Riviera St. Reduced for Quick Meyerchick Drive, Lot#1 5, on
room _- i d lana Producing Orange Grove!! High and dry with Salel! $74,900 MLS#: 200604536 the pond @$62K
w, ou-l VLP1itl-, l rante irrigation from borderingcanal. Additional Thatcher Blvd., near the river
m 0Si*rl*IN I untWin acreage available. Call Glenn @ (863) 677- @568,000.00
or ouldr ,rire in a small ardensettirg 44 r appointment 5) Need Space? Over 2 acres Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8
Are you a hobbyist there a house out in the desirable Flaghole $58,500.00 each
back 14' x 21' w/ AC. In one of the best 5)Lake View! 3 br/2 ba mobile home ('05 Community. Mobile Home needs Thatcher Blvd., Lots 1i or 12,
1Ications in Clewistori on Royal Palm Av. Fleetwood) in Sunshine Lake Estates. 15 x 15 some work due to hurricane @$60K
Please note the brand new roof will be screen porch overlooking the lake. Open 4) Montura Ranch Estatesd
installed within the next 30 days so make kitchen with large pantry and breakfast bar. damage so it is being sold as is. 4) Montura Ranch Estates
this your top priority to see today! Must see @$129,900 MLS#-200630432 Great location, and very nice 125N. Kennel- Reduced $39,995
$164,900.00 MonturaRanch 1.25 acres ready fryour property MLS# 200636527 735 S. Palm $49,000.00
6) Montura Ranch 1.2 5 acres ready for your ^530 S. Shetland $52,500.00
new home. I can help you with the entire 770 S. Shetland $44,900.00
homebuilding process. Call me at 677-1441
for details.


Cathy S.
Garcia

863-228-4798
Se abEpab
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 a very 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 ule & hardwood floors
throughout. Recently remodeled. 5ft
fence around property, and pole barn In
back yard Get you hands on this beauty
for $1 69,50000
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/1ba CBS home with a
large family room on a very nice corner lot
available on W. Obispo, The roof is brand
new! Home Is being offered at $165K
JUST REDUCED!11 Absolutely Gorgeous
2004 Homes of Merit DW is brand new
condition. This 4bd 2ba home with fami-
ly room has a total of 1860 sq ft. and has
a great view of the lake. This home is
belna offered for $132.500.


Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132
Montura Ranc states 680
S. Jinete s5Itcltt lot 1.25
acres GrealVUUn! $39.9K
Great starter home or investment
property in Montura Ranch. This
'94 MBH, 4/ d itltdroom plan
may be justWitll, ii're looking
for. Start yoLIu jear off right
with country T 1,y its besL 1.25
ac., priced to sell at only $89,900.
Check this out! 3bd/2ba MH
in M nd is
clear A i ines.
Hom e, w.w
great 1 e is
immaculate! $108,500.00
What a Deal! 2bd/2ba MH w/
extra lot, *Included in
Purchase Price* Partially fur-
nished & squeaky clean! 55 &
older community. Reduced
again to $119,900.
Looking for Land? Look No
Further 50+ acres located in
Highlands Co. Call for details!


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Hlaba Espol
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/lba on huge lots in
Horseshoe Acres. Bring all offers.
Seller Motivated $165K
New Listinlg' Mntuora Ranch
Lora A TA ean
Fenc6L ded
Get it while yoo can' Won't Last
Long! S107.7K
Got Land? Looking for develop-
ment land? 28 acs. in LaBelle
Ranchettes!. Priced to sell fast @
$341K 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 $1 59K
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
New Listing! Secluded well main-
tain 1995 doublewide 3bd 2ba,
split floor plan, master bathroom
includes garden tub w/ separate
shower, property fenced and has
horse fenced area, also next to a
canal. $124.900.00


Montura Ranch Estates
2.5 Acres in Montura $85K
2.5 Acres in Montura $90K
5 Acres in Pioneer $I179.9K
2.5 acres in Montura, fenced
$92.5K
Bring the kids & dog! This is
a big lot. 3bd/2ba brick home,
poo & 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
New Listing! Moore Haven
3bd/2ba, CBS house
$220,000.00
Call me for vacant
land. Lots or acreage.


fMaribel Sam J.
Gonzalez Walker

561-722-7347
S St labb iEspaol 863-677-1013
The Summer of '06 will be a fun-time just Outside of Townl A Fleetwood
with the sparkling pool that comes home w/ a 24'x30' shop on a beauti-
with this 4BR, 2-bath set amidst flow- ful 1/2 acre. Make an Offer
ering shrubs and colorful plantings in
enviable North Side of Clewiston. With Flaghole!!!! Oak trees, paved drive-
its spacious rooms, bar area, and way, 5' fence, & pole barn on I acre
oversize lot you will vacation every lot. Almost forgot the beautiful
day for the price of an ordinary home: remodeled mobile home! Listed @
$305,000.00 $169,900.00
Good 01' Country Livin' will be yours as You won't want to miss out on a
theownerofthis3BR2Bathseton 1.25of deal like this! 2003 4bd/2ba dou-
the prettiest acres you will ever see In blewide on 2.1-6 acres. Property fea-
Montura Ranch Estates. There's even a tures a second mobile home, large
Jacuzzi tub in master bath, andafireplace steel building and storage sheds.
in family room. It's just waiting @
$154,900 $245,000.00
Definitely Not Nice, in fact it's a 2 Country living at its Best! Home sits
Bd disaster! F .d it may just on 3 IpAC'3 Dh-l!l l rnpit,-eL'
be livable. An, can buy this made a lad tOarf t:lUl all for
doublewide mSl8am e In Seminole Inforrmaton
Manor for not much iorie than the lot
valuenor fo at $39.9K more than the lot The Best 1.41 acre lake front lot In
Montura 105 Pinelake Ave. Call for
The Great Escape Off a country lane showing $77,900.00
In Montura Ranch Estates on 1.25
acres sits a doublewide mobile home Now must be the time to buy your
on a corner lot with bedrooms 2 Montura Tract I list, show and sell
bath, There's a jacuzzi tub in master them. Call for information or an
bath and a fireplace in family room. It appointment
can be your family's haven for Just
$152,000. 5 Acres in Pioneer w/ steel building
$215,000.00
Why Pay high space rents when you New Listing and it is going fast!
can own the land with a 3BR, 2-bath 2,246sqft.Home on .6 acres located
double-wide with room for a double i,24wst on beautfu Rodgev
carport, patio, and shed in Easy Life in Clewiston's beautiful Ridgeview
subdivision It's going to sell fast at Estates. Offered @ S269,900.00 Call
$79,900. for showing.


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HalM i~ON ia


Own a Piece of Paradise!
Beautiful building lot/invest-
ment property in Port LaBelle
$49.9K Reduced for Quick
Sale
New Listing! 3bd/2ba CBS
home on W. Crescent Dr. This
well maintained & landscaped
home will sell fast Don't Miss
Out! $225,000.00
New Residential Listing on
exclusive Ridgewood Ave.
3bd/2ba on half an acre.
Possible owner financing avail-
able. Contact me for details &
showing.
Back On The Market! 3 bed-
room a1 a on
erty nl)$jrj Jj/ity 'jnce
of shopping fi.r9N
New Listing! Ranch Lake
Estates Moore Haven 2
Building Lots Side by Side
$30,000.00 each


775 County Rd.
721 Loo NEE
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.

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Thursday, May 4, 2006


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NOTICE
SHAWANO WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT NOTICE OF
CHANGE OF MEETING DATE
REGULAR BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all own-
ers of lands located within the
boundaries of the SHAWANO WA-
TER CONTROL DISTRICT, that the
Regular Meeting of the Board of Su-
pervisors of the SHAWANO WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT which was
scheduled for Friday, May 19,2006
at 10:30 a.m. (or Immediately fol-
lowing the Gladevlew Board of Su-
pervisors Meeting) has been
rescheduled for Friday, May 12,
2006 at 8:30 a.m. at the Sugar
Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill
Road, Belle Glade, Florida..
If any person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board of Su-
pervisors with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose.
he/she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings

the appeal Is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Oisabilities Act, any
person requiring special accommo-
dations to participate in this meet-
ing because of a disability or
physical impairment should contact
the District's Attorney, Charles F.
Schoech, at (561)655-0620 at least
five (5) calendar days prior tothe
meeting.
DATED this 1st day of May, 2006.
By. Chadrles F. Schoech. Esq.
131954 CGS 5/4/2006
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
lie Port LaBelle Community Develop-
ment District will hold a Board of Su-
pervisors' Meeting on Thursday, May
11, 2006, at 6:30 pm at the office of
the District located at 3293 Dellwood
Terrace. The purpose of this meeting
is to conduct routine business which
may require action by the Board.
This meeting is open to the public.
Patrick B. Whidden, Chairman
130575 CB & CGS 5/4/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Ferpu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438.
1988 GMC (Red) Pick-Up
Vim#1GDHR34J1JJ518266
1998 CHEVROLET (WHI)4 DOOR
Vin#1 G1JF52T7W7110298
1997 CADILLAC (GRN) 200DOR
Vin# 1G6EL12Y8VU615260
2003 FORD (RED) UTILITY
Vin# 1FMRU17W43LA23209
Sale Date: May 15,2006 @9:00 AM
131986 CGS 5/4,11/2006

U-Lock-It Storage
500 South San Gabriel
Clewiston, FL 33440
863-673-0662
Contents of the following units
will be sold on May 20, 2006
9:00 AM
Unit #30,31
Amanda Cypress
736 Bond Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
130844 CGS 5/4,11/06

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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 5/9/06
SUBJECT AREA: 543 Prequalificaton of Contractors
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: Tha proposed rule establishes the policy for
procedures whereby certified general and roofing contractors may prequalifly, an-
nually, to submit competitive bids on projects.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41 and 1001,42 ES,.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 255.05, 287.0585, 489.125, AND
1013.45 f.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 prequalify, 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 $1S 00.0 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
Ruole 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-
Squest, 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 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 C08 5/4/06


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 o Florida, 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
Governor 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

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
ijn(c i. n6ryv,0 i"ri ,rit uiourun 1 to t, uilofr I Buard ut Suopirwai,, oi Buirs
thl'iiagvi Dlitri, ari in accord ance with Crapmyr 298 Fiorida ''latui-. ri.i1
3r, i aw Tcrlai ro iri eirf o i e t rirual Mea ti'i g fl e ,l .51 r .5,,nau ; i,- 0 1.fii ;
I[i Wl. 'irnr ,'I lor ir,l y,- e 0r i5 .I t. inm 31 uLroi :i,.l .u .gor i',r' -r
li~l:' rM ji.':..' % fi ,:, u ,ii r. u$0 CI', .u:,: ,' ,1,ii.or, iii "i ; ',)i ( l,
uO ai I 11,45 A,M.tu, rloia purpu, o[. ""
I Elio':n II uris l i s o u[ ar'iA,]o li o fh i utl I is yU.,Ir.
K' erirnrig rnsruai ieUi i.arin ai3rig iuc ri acion ,siri 'etuc: iwi ro1, 5 t I1r
landowners may determine.
3 Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.


129901 CGS 4/27/06 5/4/06


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BY: Jason Langdale, President


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2006 in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115
West Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be the following request,
1)A request from Michael & Carol Fagan in accordance with City Code Section
110-60 titled "Required findings: Vaerance" for a variance from the restrictions of
the area and lot requirements standard of City Code Section 110-341 In order to
replace a trailer In a moble home and recreational vehicle park distlric. The prop-
erty is located at 819-825 E. Ventura Avenue, AK A, Lots 6 9 exI., Block 384,
GPOC. Zoning Is RM-1.
2) A request from Morrison Engineering, Inc. In accordance with City Code Section
110-61 titled "Special Exception" to allow construction of a self-storage unit fa-
cllty on a commercial lot. The property is located on lots 1 5 & 12 16, Block
379, GPOC. The property is zoned C.
3) A request from Timothy Crane in accordance with City Code Section 110-60 lU-
tied "Required findings: Variance" for a variance from the restrictions of the per-
mitted uses standard of City Code Section 110-267 In order to allow a triplex to
remain at 612 E. Trinidad Avenue, A.K.A. Lots 14+15, Block 374, GPOC. The
property is zoned R-2.
4)A request from William & Kelly Dyess in accordance with City Code Section
110-60 titled "Required findings: Variance" fotar a variance to construct a 1,000 sq,
ft.metal shop building at 316 Trocadero Avenue, A.K.A. Lots 10 & S i/2 Lot 11,
Block E, Gollvlew S!D. The property Is zoned R-1B where City Code Section
110-438 (1b) standards allow 600 sq. fIt maximum for an accessory structure.
5) An "Appeal of Administrative Decision" from Asnaldo Sanchez from the parking
restrictions in accordance with City Code Section 102-47 (23). The applicant is
also seeking use of city owned parking. The property is zoned C.
6)A request from Ruben Rifa in accordance with City Code Section 110-60 titled
"Required findings: Variance" for a variance to construct an 840 sq. ft.metal
shop building at 779 E. Del Monte Avenue, A.K.A. Lots 1+2 & Lots 23+24,
Block 11, GPOC. The property Is zoned R-1A where City Code Section 110-438
(1 b) standards allow 600 sq. ft. maximum for an accessory structure,
7)A request from Kenneth Hartless In accordance with City Code Section 110-60
titled "Required findings: Variance" for a variance of the side and rear setback
standards to replace a shed at 534 E. Del Monte Avenue, A.K.A. Lot 21 & W V2 of
Lot 22, Block 16, GPOC. The property is zoned R-1A where City Code Section
110-203 (8b+c) standards require a 15 ft. rear and 10 ft. side setback for an ac-
cessory structure.
8)An "Appeal of Administrative Decision" from Martin Vallejo from the parking re-
strictions in accordance with City Code Section 102-47(23). The property is
zoned C.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
May 15, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physical
impairment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the Building
Official's office at least three days prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travls Reese
Building Official
131573 CGS 5/4/2006




NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT/AMEND RULES OF
THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
AFFECTED RULES: 40E-1.021, 40E-1.5095, 40D1.511, 40E-1,603, 40E-1.6058,
40E-1.6065, 40E-1.6105, 40E-1.6107, 40E-1.615, 40E-4.021, 40E-4.091,
40E-4.101, 40E-4.321, 40E-4.381, 40E-61.020, 40E-61.031, 40E-61.042,
40E-61.321,40E-61.381, 40E-400.211, 40E-400.475
SUMMARY: The proposed rule amendments will accommodate notice, delivery and
receipt of documents through electronic media.
TIME AND DATE OF HEARINGS: 9.00 a.m., June 14, 2006
LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District Headquarters, B-1. Auditori-
um, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. For further informa-
tion please contact Ronda Wise, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6500, or
(561) 682-6500, e-mail: rwise@sfwmd.gov, or for procedural issues, Jan Sluth,
aralegal, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6299, or (561) 682-6299, email:
Isluth@sfwmd.go. Appeals of any South Florida Water Management District
Board decision require a record of the proceedings. Affected persons are advised
that it may be necessary 'for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceeding is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may
contact the South Florida Water Management District Clerk's Office at
(561) 682-2087 at least wo business daysin advance to make appropriate ar-
rangements.
130403 ONCGS 5/4/06




NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is herby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of RitPa Drain-
age District,, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law
amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Rita Drainage Dis-
trict for the year 2005, will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses
Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at 11:00
A.M. forth purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY: Steve Stiles, President
129894 CGS 4/27/06 5/4/06


2005 Anual Drinking Wtr Quality Report
a Sat.s W.,r otet, tInc.
ste nlonn, coune Ontomae1 iyntIymport e soar eeiaga o eber rtaotcano o cil onn a len oute Aoenn ia Oten Sit enepraeeyats laDte araene
Traio.So- (8I3)9S3-2323
We are pleased to plast 0 you Ws y ers .snuat Water Qualty Reoort ThS report is degened to Infom you about hle euary of water we a etve r to you evey day
Our constant gois o provide you thi a tafe and dependabte supy ot ddnkOn wate We ant yotu l eo tLnoen Ue ertorts we make o conuonay Improve me waer
itreatnnt process and proiaC our waer rsous., We aMe comoo ed to ensunog ium e Qualy o your water
Th's report ie pmoded pursuant to Federal and State drinking water requirements We *re plead to report that our dtrtnng watr me els m federal and state
ragilremant.
We porchaSe our water from Claewston Water Trseament Planti and Me South Bay Water Treatment Plant me0 water ,ource is surface water drawn from Lake
Okechobeeoo They pump tio water from Lake Okechobeeo to the pant lie the water Is In tranl.. carbon ii added to the water for tests and odor control, When Be
waie enttie atew r utr t a slant, e l ndcoagulanU ragddeto t e wstetrto reduce thapolbis formlon oftdlnfeieon Bynoducts They Inlter the water to
control eorist water-botn mloete, Altitan iraint. a 0l.n(elant Ii id0ed for thm control oe ooher microtla Finally, 0ue0t0 Ii 0dded to tio Odnkona wmter to ennenco
dintil health tar the ommunty,
Our lupplir's iourct water a emente hive loon perotm And etM reiuSlus e poltm on the F DP SWAP wepllao, Tnro in many p sotenmai ouro ol s contmni
niteon afintlldIe in thal anaumlmnt. rn>a rnds from logl ory Clorsta to all of ii0h00a O t iloti iouna d the Like. TTnht wn t" ime no dMr., lttout o pollution
ot We know of, afluincing out Intke.s The ueaemoment reiul n ae avllibl on no; FDEP Bouprc Wat(f AOlatament and ProtecsdIO Program wsbate It
it you have any quenaon about aN report or other qusotlon conceming your waLe quanty, pleal. contact Dalten. Trto-Boud at (583) 9113-23S23 atwen he hours
of 0:30 aS and 4:30 pm exiluding the noon we ur. W v0ij our memblto S a snoungd sg to b0 Intom0i epod t0a0 r watert
South Shore Water eoclaton i ounu otney motor for conutrumlnt In your dnkneng walter .oAooing to Fedail and Sti0t aiwi, rules. and nraulion Except w"hr
Indicated aoeirwIse, Ua report iS baed on the reOWu of our monorint or te peoDd ol Januuy 1 to Decemtr 31, 2005.
in the tee below, you may find unftnillo terms and estbola one To hep you beter Ano enttan uthla nrms we" provteded ff ftoowd go dfkneons
Adon tLs.el M:) T ha tomaseetono. or a conlarnInt tacL t ae0dAd. digger tatmemnt or otsr ntrequiment th a water system must 000ow
Me ntn Contf netrtei ofCL Tha Ohoaf livelol a conamudTs0 mtattei aowed in n000n0g0w0te, MCLo ae st a close to 00 MCLGa s e t.eslso e uidng 00 bost
ialalDa TOatillom technology
Maa tCoamnte ante m/GesalrMCLo nTh.ivetacotf mi tindrntngwaerbeow, ilchltn itnoko0 orEe Kedntktheh MCLGs ao5 w fora
margin of Olfty
MatnmUm tes/udadistlectant level or MFRDL T heighaost levil of a lisinectOtnt owed d n rdnMng water There Is conrncing idenea l t aO.t of a dsitnfectant Is
ntecestary for control o f microbial conlalndants.
Moamum shal disanectatotvelgOt orMRDL The eval 0, losa dunking water lnfatant below which then no kno wn re xpoteddots tonealth MRDLGsLdo not
rella It e lienetflat o e use of tdilntectante to control microbial contmnlnat.
NO" means nol detected andndicates that the substance was not found by laboratory anyalyt.
Nephstomentdc tuiRoshy Unr (Tfo ) -. wasures of the larty of water. Tumr0i t In oxce s 0 1 0 NTIu. t noticab. to the aintrae prson
F.n per million opm) or Mifiltgms per I mrnt m1) one part by welghnt atinalyte to 1 million parts by walght o Me water .ampil
Pts par til/on (opb) or Mic0n0 m s pr0 itfer auyll) one part by weight o anlyt o 1 toiIn p at rts by walght of te watar amplt.
Pcouoa perlier iOC/L). measure ol thMe radloactvity In water.
Treatment telcniouie (T- A mreqult d process Intended to nrduc the0 level o a contamnant In d/rnang water
WATER QUAL1T TESTING RESULTS
Contamlnant and D talt ol MCL Thoe iheait The Lowlte Monthly MCLQ MCL Ukely Bource of
Un" o asamplngf re lafison intea Par"entagef n Samplea ContamlnaDen
M IaJIraMoO 1 5eteo0. N Si 5t Maaaaeemaot Malebo Raduila try 00,0
3. Turbifty (OTU) Jan 05-5 N 1.50 g8% N/A TT Soil runot
D0 05
fladioleaial contaminants
6, Rlum 226 + 22 or Erosion or nature]
combined radium (pCIr) 12/03 N 0.7 WA 0 5 deWats
Contaminant and Unit amptlit M SL Vielteo e Loal Ringa of MOL MC Likely S c...0 ot
ol Meaaurement (mor, n 000D0Ated Resuls 0 i Conamlntalon
norgaaic Contamiteenant
11. Baum (ppm) June 05 N 0,21 N/A 2 2 Dischutge of drilling
wastes; dischage
Irm mI al refineres:
erosi on of nual posls
16. Fudde (ppm) June 05 N .93 0.81 4 40 Eson of natural
Dec 05 0093 depolts, water addle
waih promotes strong
teeth; discrntgDe from
!leWer and aluminum
factoees
20. Nitrate (as Ntroion June 05 N 1.20 0.57- 10 10 Runol from rtuller use:
(ppm) D 0c5 120 ang from sepic tanks.
sewage; erosion of natural
21 itrla (as Nitrogen) June 05 N 000 SWA 1 I RunoI fm forller use.
(ppm) laechno from sepIc lks,
i t sewage, erosion of netual
deposits
23 Sodium (ppm) June 05 N 2B.3 23- A 160 Salt water ntruson,
Dec 05 28 3 0le ng fro so r i
0000 0oot AL
D0te00o AL Pec ngt, sampling MO tte
Contaminant sand a wmpini VIoeatUo US01t 0ta LG oevl) Ukel S0r0 el
UnH 00 Mear...meo (moJi) Y eoeeadintg Iho AL Contmlnnaton
Load and Copper Trap Water)
04. Copper (lap water) (ppm) Oct. 2003 N .32 0 .33 1 5 Cooson ol household
plumbing systems; erosion
of natu ral deposits..
leachnpg ftom wood
preservatfhes
85. Lead (tap water) (ppb) Ot. 2003 N 2 0 0 15 Co0o0Ion of househOld
plumbng systems, erosion
of notual deohsits
TIcMa and Stage I DlafMentaenDlelnlcUpi l B*-Product (D/DBP) Paramltern
Contaminant and Dales o MCL Range MCLG
Unot 0 sampling Violeion Loei of ot MCL or Ukely Source el
Meaiomeont (malJt ) on Y/N Detecded Rfiulta MROLG MRDL ContamLniDon
77 Chloramines (ppm) Jan. 05 Dec. 05 N 26 1.3 3.2 MRDLG = 4 MRDL = 4.0 Waer addve used to
.c m.m crbes
79. HOoaceuc A s Jan. 05 Dec. 05 N 39.5 28.4 53.9 NA MCL = 60 Sy-produ of dnorng
(five) (HAAS (ppb) water isinfecUon
80. TTHM Toal Jan. 05- DeO 05 N 6.6 22.9 97.3 NA MCL 80 By-pmdua of dorinng
rialomaiianes] (ppbi) water d sinfecton


Conlam0ate
and U.nh ol
Measurement


Annual
TT Aveaa Raner. al
VialbUaon Monthly Monthly
Y/N Removal Removal Ratios


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0




No


Likely Source I
Contamination


63. Total organic carboon Jan. 05 Dec 05 N 1.54 1.15-1.70 WA TT Natully present In the
(ppm) eatronmwet
Lead Innts and young children Ae typical more vulnerabola to lead In dnling water than the general population. It is p possible that lead levels at your ome may O be
igher tan at other homes In the commuaty as a result of matedas used In your home's plumbing. I you am concerned about elevated lead islevels In your home's wate
you may wnah to have your water tested and laush your tSp or 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using tap water. Addional o a inomaUoi Is av ioble Irom the Safe Onnking
Water HotSitne (1-800-426-4791)
Lead in drnng water Is rarely the sote cause of lead posOning, but it can add to a person's total lead exposure. All pItental sources o lead In tho household should
be identified and removed, replaced or reduced,
Th3 sources of drinin wateO r (both t water and boled water) Include ems, lakes, streams, ponds, resaervotire, springs, and wells As water tavels over Me sur-
face of the land or ,through the ground it dissolvoes naturally occurring miners and, in some cases, rd[oacve materal and can pick up substano suing from the
presence of animals or from human actv0y.
Contaminants that may be present In source water Include:
(A) Micioblal contaminants, such a ruses and bacteria, Owhich may come fIrom sewage treatment plants, sepic systems, agricultural livestock Operatons. and
wittld ti,
(B) tnoranic contaminants, suc as salts ano metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban storm-water runoff, Industrial or domes c wastewater dis-
charges, oil and gas prOduction, mining, or trmlno.
(C) Pesalcides and herblcldes, which may come from a variety of soues su as e asgticultue, urban storm-water runoff, and residential uses
D) OrganSic chemical co ntm.nants, Inlooudin synthe and volatile organic chemicals, wlch are by-products ol Industrial processes and petroleum production, can
also come from gas stalons, urban storm-.wate runo0. and sepc systems.
(E) Rdoactv coonlam oinats, which can be naturally ocumng or be the result ol oil and gas production and minOig acsties.
In order to ensure th wat ap waer Is safe to drnk, e EPA prescridbes regulations., which lmit the amount of certain contaminants In water provided y public water sys-
loos. The Food and Drug Adminsatron (FDA) reFgutions establish limits ,or contaminants in botttled water which must provide the same protecioo for public health.
Ending water, Itncluding bottled water, may reasonaily e oepeoted o contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not
necossaily indicate that the water poses a health k. More MInorton about contaminants and potental health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental
Proeeon Agency's Sate Dd0ldng Waer Holin at 1-.BOO.-426-4791.
Some people may be more voUlnerabia to conlamlnans In dri0p40 water 0n0 mne oeoera population. Immunr-.ompomeid persons such as porsonls with cancer
undergoing cemotherpy, persons n o have undergone organ transplant., people 0 HIV/AIOS o0 other immune system disorders, somr a eledry, and Infants can be
parculay at risfrom Intectons. 4 nsr people should see advice about 1 ddnfng water Iirom iaor e0al0h care proofdets. EP0CD0 guidelines on appropriate means to
lessen the risk of Infecton by C00 ptobpodafum and ore0 mcostoogical coralnants aie avedable Irom tO Safe Orns00 Water Houlna (800-426-4791).
South Shore Water Associaon in would like you to uders ad the ort o0 we maketo cotnualloy improve the water teaM ent process and protect our water
resources. We are commuted to msing the eu alty of your wate I t you have anw y questions or concerns about the In0ormaon provided, please el free lo call (863)
903-2323 or any other numbers listed In 0i0s report.
Procautonaoc Boo Waer5 Notice What Should You Do?
It during a hurricane, or unforesen cdls s, our water 0 loses` power and water pressure we will Issue a prenadonay boll water noce 1t our cuasomemrs, Water
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Doc Savvy's Pet Corner


Earth Talk


Question" Dear Doc Savvy. My
name is John, and I enjoy reading
your column tremendously! Here is
my question:
Do pets go to
Heaven?
John and Liz
S.
Answer:
Hello there
John and Liz.
Yes, this is a
tough one to try
to answer! Doc
Actually there Savvy
isn't really one
answer, but there are plenty of
opinions. So, here goes mine. I
believe they do.
The best way for me to describe
my view of what pet Heaven is like,
is a poem called, The Rainbow
Bridge ".
Just this side of heaven is a place
called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has
been especially close to someone


here, that pet goes to Rainbow
Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for
all of our special friends so they can
run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water
and sunshine, and our friends are
warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill
and old are restored to health and
vigor; those who were hurt or
maimed are made whole and
strong again, just as we remember
them in our dreams of days and
times gone by.
The animals are happy and con-
tent, except for one small thing;
they each miss someone very spe-
cial to them, who had to be left
behind.
They all run and play together,,
but the day comes when one sud-
denly stops and looks into the dis-
tance. His bright eyes are intent. His
eager body quivers. Suddenly he
begins to run from the group, flying
over the green grass, his legs carry-


ing him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and
when you and your special friend
finally meet, you cling together in
joyous reunion, never to be parted
again. The happy kisses rain upon
your face; your hands again caress
the beloved head, and you look
once more into the trusting eyes of
your pet, so long gone from your
life but never absent from your
heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge
together ...
Author unknown...
And if there is anything else I
could add John and Liz, it would be
this:
Anyone I've shared this poem
with; no matter what their personal
take on this may be, they all seem
to smile when they read it.
Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com, and check
out your pet answers weekly in The
Pet Corner!


Manage Yard Pests Responsibly


By Ed Ayen, Florida Yards &
Neighborhood

This is another in a series of arti-
cles written about the new area
urban conservation program
called Florida Yards & Neighbor-
hoods.
Populations here in south cen-
tral Florida will probably double in
the next twenty years. This means
the number of homes will also
double bringing more yards to care
for and more pest management.
Due to the concerns about health,
the environment, and pesticide
resistance, pest control practices
once taken for granted are now
under scrutiny. Regular preventive
insecticide spraying is still com-
mon for some pests but may be
unnecessary. Healthy plants can
usually defend against or tolerate
pest attacks, while beneficial
insects, birds and other natural
controls often suppress undesir-
able insects.
Here are some ways to avoid
pest problems in your yard.
Choose insect and disease resistant
plants that can tolerate conditions
in your yard; native plants are best.
Once plants are established, go
easy on fertilizer and water. Too


much can cause excessive growth
making plants vulnerable to some
insects and diseases.
Mowing grass too short and
severely pruning trees and shrubs
weakens them, inviting pests.
Leave 3-4 inches when mowing
your lawn and prune shrubs selec-
tively.
Encourage beneficial insects by
minimizing the use of broad spec-
trum pesticides and spot spraying
the affected area only and not the
whole yard.
Try to identify pest problems
before they get out of hand by
walking through your yard twice a
week or more and look at plants.
Common plant pests in Florida
include aphids, mealybugs, scale,
whiteflies, thrips, mites and cater-
pillars. If you see curled, rolled or
deformed leaves, mold on leaves
or stems, you are likely to find a
pest lurking somewhere. Sooty
mold on leaves is a telltale clue to
an infestation by what are known
as piercing-sucking insects such as
aphids. These insects secrete a sug-
ary substance called honeydew, on
which the black-colored sooty
mold fungus feeds and grows. The
sooty mold does not injure a plant
directly, but if excessive, can block
sunlight from leaves, reducing pho-


tosynthesis.
Tolerate some insect damage
and leaf disease as no one can
maintain a pest and disease free
yard. Should you need to treat a
badly infested plant, first try to
simply remove the infested plant
part; or if they are large, slow mov-
ing caterpillars, try picking .them
off by hand. Should you need to
use a chemical pesticide, use one
that is selective to your problem or
better yet, use insecticidal soaps
or horticultural oils, both of which
work to reduce populations of
sucking insects.
The Florida Yards and Neigh-
borhoods program is being imple-
mented through your local County
Extension Service in Highlands,
Okeechobee and Glades County
and is partially funded from Clean
Water Act Section 319 funding
from the U. S. EPA through the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection.
Ed Ayen is available to address
interested groups such as home-
owners associations, voluntary
organizations and clubs. For fur-
ther information he can be
reached by calling the Highlands
County Extension Service office.
Phone: (863)402-6540.


From the Editors of E/The
Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTallc I've heard that it
is now safe to throw away com-
mon household batteries and that
only rechargeable batteries can
now be recycled. Is this true?-
Doug Reynolds, Martinsville, Ind.
Today's common household
batteries those ubiquitous AAs,
AAAs, Cs, Ds and 9-volts from
Duracell, Energizer and others -
are not thought to pose as great a
threat to properly-equipped mod-
ern landfills as they used to
because they contain much less
mercury than their predecessors.
As such most municipalities now
recommend simply throwing such
batteries away with your trash.
Nevertheless, environmentally
concerned consumers might feel
better recycling such batteries any-
way, as they still do contain trace
amounts of mercury and other
potentially toxic stuff. Some
municipalities will accept these
batteries (as well as older, more
toxic ones) at household haz-
ardous waste facilities, from
where they will most likely be sent
elsewhere to be processed and
recycled as components in new
batteries.
Other options abound, such as
the mail-order service, Battery
Solutions, which will recycle your
spent batteries at a cost of 85 cents
per pound. To find a company near
you where you can drop off your.
old batteries for recycling, check
out the comprehensive, national
database at the Earth911.org web-
site. Meanwhile, the national
chain, Batteries Plus, is happy to
take back disposable batteries for
recycling at any of its 255 retail
stores from coast-to-coast.
Consumers should note that
any old batteries they may find
buried in their closets that were
made before 1997-when Con-
gress mandated a widespread
mercury phase-out in batteries of
all types-should most surely be
recycled and not discarded with
the trash, as they may contain as
much as 10 times the mercury of
newer versions.
Perhaps -of greater concern
nowadays is what's happening to
spent rechargeable batteries from
cell phones, MP3 players and lap-


tops. Such items contain potential-
ly toxic heavy. metals sealed up
inside, and if thrown out with the
regular garbage can jeopardize the
environmental integrity of both
landfills and incinerator emissions.
Luckily, the battery industry spon-
sors the operations of the
Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corporation (RBRC), which facili-
tates the collection of used
rechargeable batteries collected in
an industry-wide "take back" pro-
gram for recycling.
Consumers can help by limiting
their electronics purchases to
items that carry the RBRC logo on
their packaging. Furthermore, they
can find out where to drop off old
rechargeable batteries (and even
old cell phones) by calling RBRC's
hotline at 1-800-8BATTERY or by
visiting the online drop location
finder at RBRC.org. Also, most
Radio Shack stores will take back


rechargeable batteries and deliver
them to RBRC free-of-charge.
RBRC then processes the batteries
via a thermal recovery technology
that reclaims metals such as nick-
el, iron, cadmium, lead and cobalt,
repurposing them for use in new
batteries.
CONTACTS: Battery Solutions,
www.batteryrecycling.com;
Earth911, www.earth911.org; Bat-
teries Plus, www.batteriesplus.
com; Rechargeable Battery Recy-
cling Corporation (RBRC),
www.rbrc.org.
GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL
QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk,
c/o E/The Environmental Maga-
zine, P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT
06881; submit it at:
www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/th
isweek/, or e-mail: earthtalk@
emagazine.com. Read past
columns at: www.emagazine.
corr/earthtalk/archives.php.


'Simplee' pet of the week

Here is Simplee, a 19-plus pound hunk of love that Rose-
mary Buchanan of Belle Glade adopted after she was res-
cued by Doc Savvy. She expects a daily brushing, but isn't
bothered by much else except the vacuum cleaner. Her
much younger "catmates," Ty and Di, give her wide berth
because, her owners think, she considers them "silly."








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wearers at risk


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Board of Optometry commends
the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) and the
Florida Department of Health for
their quick response and current
investigation into potential cases
of Fusarium Keratitis. Without
the proper eye drop treatment,
this eye disease can cause scar-
ring of the cornea and result in
permanent blurry vision or even
blindness.
The board strongly recom-
mends that consumers immedi-
ately discontinue use of Bausch
& Lomb Renu with Moisture Loc
solution until CDC's investiga-
tion is completed. The board
also strongly encourages anyone
who has used the solution and is
having eye problems to see an


eye professional immediately.
The board would like to
remind all contact lens wearers
to follow their eye doctors'
instructions on hygiene and
proper wear of their contact
lenses, and to follow these six
recommendations for clear and
safe contact lens wear:
Always wash your hands
before handling contact lenses.
Carefully and regularly
clean contact lenses.
Store lenses in a clean and
proper case, replacing the case
every three months.
e Use only cleaning products
recommended by your eye pro-
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Veterans remembered
In recognition of Governor Jeb Bush's proclamation
establishing April as Florida Confederate Month, the Ft.
Myers United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter 2614
and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans of Ft. Myers
Chapter 1950 held memorial service April 15 to honor
those who defended the Confederate States of America in
the Civil War. They also celebrated the life of Brad Stanford
of St. James City, who died March 29 at the age of 95. He
was he last son of a Confederate veteran. Among those
members attending the ceremony were Louise Sullivan,
her daughter, Mary Ann Sullivan and granddaughter
Heather Tharpe, whose grandfather William Charles
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Ann Sullivan Louise Sullivan and Heather Tharpe.


Should you be vaccinated

for the mumps again?


The mumps are back.
A childhood disease we thought
was just an unpleasant memory is
back in the news as cases of
mumps turn up in the Midwest.
I was among the last of my gen-
eration to have suffered through the
mumps. The vaccine was- not yet
availablewhen I entered school.-
Mumps, as I remember it, came
with fever, nausea and difficulty
swallowing. I also remember hav-
ing the mumps on both sides of my
face. This not only accounted for
the difficulty swallowing, but also
made it difficult to talk.
I also recall that because I
caught mumps during the sum-
mer, I didn't even have the benefit
of missing school!
It is possible to have mumps on
only one side. of your face, and if
you only have it on one side, it is
possible to have it again, on the
other side.
Recently in the news doctors
confirmed that it is possible to have
the mumps twice, making the
announcement as if this was a new
discovery. When I was a child, this
was common knowledge. We all
knew people who had the mumps
twice. So while it was more painful
- and miserable to have it on
both sides at the same time, at Least
those who had the "double" ver-
sion knew they only had to suffer
through it once.
The new cases of mumps indi-
cate that vaccines might not be
completely effective, or perhaps
not effective in all people. More
boosters might be needed to main-
tain protection.
Since most of the new cases are
among young adults, there is a the-
ory that an additional booster shot
should be given to college students.
College students apparently are
more at risk because they live in


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrlna Elsken


close quarters.
What does this mean to you?
Talk to your doctor. If you never
had the mumps, or if you only had
it on one side, your doctor might
recommend a booster shot.
Of course the immunization
shots themselves carry some risk.
Mumps can be more serious for
adults than for children. There is a
particular risk for adult men -
mumps can cause sterility. The eld-
erly and those persons whose
immunize systems are already
weakened, may also be more at risk.
Of course, the immunization
shots also carry some risks and
possible side effects. Talk to your
doctor about your own risk so you
can make an informed decision
based on your own health history.
If mumps is back, will other
childhood diseases also return? I
also vividly recall surviving chicken
pox, "three day" measles, German
measles and whooping cough. I
hope my children will never have
to suffer through these illnesses
that we used to consider "normal"
childhood diseases."
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badlywith foods that might oth-
erwise be considered "healthy."


Book honors days of

community journalism


By Barbara Oehlbeck
This is not a new book, yet it is
new to all those who have never
read it."The Last Cracker Barrel," by
Ernet Lyons, is the essence of
"country journalism", the real rea-
son, and maybe the only one, for
existing for thousands of small
newspapers across this country.
People, their births, parties, engage-
ments, weddings, hopes, accom-
plishments, victories, defeats, trou-
bles and deaths, are all important,
but as one editor said, the home
town paper is the only one on earth
to whom these happenings are
important enough to print.
This small book is about the real
Florida, albeit an older Florida, and
a quieter style of life, when people
took time to notice the ways of fish
and flowers, birds and the river,
ponds and pastures, and especially
their fellow man. Ernest Lyons'
way among these mysteries is a
gentle, earthly path of plain-spoken
words that guides the reader to a
new understanding of the country-
side and people around him. The
older world of nature and small
towns and settlements can still be
seen by those who know how to
look for it.
About his book, a colleague
remarked: It is earthy, elemental,
and reminiscent of those informa-
tional, wide-ranging and mostly
inconsequential discussions which
went on in country stores when
America was a simpler land. Folks
would gather around the cracker
barrel to discuss the weather, gos-
sip, politics, whether Halley's
Comet was going to burn up the
atmosphere and mess up the crops
or what ought to be done about the
town idiot if anything, whether the
preacher was planning to run off
with the choir leader and when.this
interesting diversion could be
expected to occur if at all. They
talked about whose dog could
whip everybody else's dogs, and
startling medical breakthroughs
like a gob of fresh-chewed tobacco
was guaranteed to cure a catfish
finning, and hanging a Bull
Durham sack of asafetida around
the neck was a sure way to ward off
the flue.
And some tall tales and out-
landish theories that originated
there were dismissed as "just
cracker barrel talk", but no less
enjoyable.
"Ernie" Lyons lived in Stuart
since 1915, and worked as a writer
and editor for 44 years. He and his
weekly editorial page writings have
won nearly every prize that Florida
can give for writing and conserva-
tion: In 1965 he was among the
winners of the National Edward
Meeman Contest for conservation


writers.
"The Last Cracker Barrel" is over
200 pages of Florida reading you
won't soon forget. For availability
and more information, call, write,
tax, or e-mail Barbara Oehlbeck,
25075 Grassy Run-Muse, LaBelle,
Fl.; Phone/fax: (863)675-2771; e-
mail: doco@strato.net.


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LEATHER, ALLOYS, ALL POWER, 82K MILES, STK#Y9246546.......... 8891
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4 DR, AUTO, LOADED, 36K MILES, STK#26948726 ................. O991


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'06 CHEVROLET UPLANDER LS
REAR A/C, ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, 13K MILES, STK#6D119258.... .1889l
'05 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT
ALL POWER, 17" WHEELS, 29K MILES, STK#56014328............. r
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3RD ROW, REAR A/C, ALL POWER, 64K MILES, STK#3R205275....... 18981
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