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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: May 18, 2006
Publication Date: 1928-
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At a Glance

4-H Youth
Camping Trip
Youth ages 8-13 as of Sept.
1, 2006, interested in overnight
camping, may attend a fun
filled week of activities at 4-H
Camp Cloverleaf June 19-23 in
Lake Placid. Cost of camp is
$165. For more information,
contact the 4-H Office at 674-
4092 or 983-1598.

Story telling
at the library
Miss LatinaYamilet Orta will
be presenting a story time for
children at the Clewiston
Library on Saturdays at 10 -
11:30 a.m. she will also be
doing a craft with the children.
All ages are welcome.

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 mem-
bers. Come check us out. Cur-
rently, we. are building go-
carts. Parents are invited and
encouraged to come. Call
Angie at the Youth Center for
more information.

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

Stop he 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 service's, refer-
rals and education relating to
the effects of domestic/sexu-
al violence 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.

Appraiser's
suboffice open
Kristina A. Kulpa, CFA,
ASA, Hendry County Proper-
ty Appraiser would like to
announce the opening of the
new Clewiston sub office,
which is located at 939 West
Sugarland Hwy the (old K-
mart Plaza). The office is
open from 8:30 a.m.-5:30
p.m. Monday through Friday.

Lake Level


12.88
Feet
^ST above sea
level


Index

Classifieds . .19-23
Opinion . . . .4
School .............9

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City to restrict sex offenders


By Ideybis Gonzalez
and Jose Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON Clewiston
city officials considered a meas-
ure this week that would have
reduced the likelihood of a sex-
ual predator or sexual offender
moving into the area through
an ordinance that proposes
tougher restrictions against
their living here.


ing within the city limits would
have been unaffected by the
proposal, the ordinance sets
forth strict guidelines that
essentially shut out any new sex
offenders from moving here.
The item was strongly sup-
Sported by the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office.
According to the language in
the ordinance itself, concerned
with the manner by which sex
offenders in the area and the


While current offenders liv- state have been released from


custody and gone on to repeat
"unlawful acts," the ordinance
seeks to ensure "maximum pro-
tection of the lives and persons
in the City of Clewiston."
The major point of the ordi-
nance deals with barring sex
offenders from living within
2,500 feet of specified locations
in the city. The locations
include: schools, public
libraries, day care centers,
parks, playgrounds and other
locations where children are


regularly present.
The ordinance also main-
tains that property owners
whose buildings are located
inside the 2,500-foot zone can-
not rent to sex offenders.
The effect of such an ordi-
nance would, in essence, keep
most of the city off-limits to sex
offenders looking to make
Clewiston their home. Only a
few scattered locations would
not be included in the ban.
Penalties for violating the


ordinance include a maximum
fine of $500, or imprisonment
for up to 60 days, or a combina-
tion of the two. A second viola-
tion can land a person in jail for
up to one year.
The ordinance states clearly
that the ordinance will not
affect sex offenders living in
Clewiston prior to the adoption
of the proposed measure
should the measure pass.
See Offender Page 12


Local schools



under repair


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON School offi-
cials hope to complete repairs
to area schools before facing
the coming storms of the 2006
hurricane season.
The Hendry County School
Board, at its last meeting,
addressed the issue of Hurri-
cane Wilma restoration proj-
ects that are still in progress.
School board officials are
hoping to complete as much
of the work in the local
schools during the summer
vacation months, to avoid dis-
rupting the school sessions
when they start again in the
fall.


Several of the schools in
the area were hit hard by last
year's hurricane.
According to the school
board agenda, preparations
are being made to start roof
work on the Clewiston High
School cafeteria and library.
School board members said
that proposals have been
received to replace and repair
necessary canopies, which
will have an estimated cost of
$200,000.
In a preconstruction meet-
ing on May 2, the required
additional roof work for Cen-
tral Elementary was dis-
See School--Page 12


Educator joins



Teach America


CLEWISTON Travis
Reaves, a former Clewiston
resident and 2002 Valedictori-
an of Clewiston High School,
has joined Teach For America.
Teach For America is the
national corps of outstanding
recent college graduates who
commit two years to teach in
urban and rural public
schools and become lifelong
advocates for educational
excellence and equity.
Reaves, who recently graduat-
ed from the University of Flori-
da with high honors, will
teach in New York City.
Mr. Reaves joins the 2006


corps along with around
2,000 other recent college
graduates, chosen from near-
ly 19,000 applicants. Those
selected bring to the position
such qualities as leadership,
perseverance, personal
responsibility, strong critical
thinking, the ability to influ-
ence and motivate others, and
strong organizational ability.
"I have done a lot of teach-
ing and tutoring during my
time at the University of Flori-
da, and I have greatly enjoyed
the experience. I feel very
See Teach Page 12


By Glenda Wilson
CLEWISTON Hospitals
across the country celebrated
National Hospital Week May 7-
May 13 and Hendry Regional
Medical Center was among them.
The celebration of National
Hospital Week began in 1921,
when a magazine editor suggest-
ed that more information to the
public about hospitals might alle-
viate their fears about hospital
institutions. The idea caught on
and, today, National Hospital
Week is the nation's largest
annual health care event.
A full slate of activities was
planned for the employees and
medical staff at HRMC including:
Monday, Paradise Pancake Break-
fast served by Administration;
Tuesday, Tropical Luau, dress
with a tropical theme chicken
and beef kabobs; Wednesday,
Pina Colada Social & Limbo;


By Ideybis Gonzalez
CLEWISTON Children at
Westside Elementary School in
Clewiston recently surprised
teachers when they decided to
dedicate a memorial garden to
former students who have
passed away.
The kind and generous atti-
tude of Mrs. Chamblee's fifth
graders has touched the hearts of
family members, friends and
teachers and brightened the
mood at the school -with the
beautiful garden.
The students spent many days
working on the memorial gar-
den, which serves to remember
students and a teacher who have
passed away through the years.
The dedication was made
possible by the children them-
selves, who took the initiative to
sell candles as part of a fundrais-
ing effort to pay for the seeds and
the flowers for the garden. Mrs.
Chamblee's fifth grade class sold
the most candles for the project.
The memorial garden is locat-
ed in the front of the school
entrance, each flower or plant
used is dedicated and named


Gwen Coleman also got into the festive mood, serving at
the Luau.


Thursday, dress in your favorite
cultural attire with cultural finger
foods; and Friday, 80s Day, dress
with 80s attire and barbecue.
Hospital CEO, Craig Cud-


worth stated, "It is important that
we recognize National Hospital
Week, and acknowledge our
employees' contributions to the
hospital's accomplishments."


after a specific person.
A variety of vividly colored
plants and flowers were used to
create the memorial. The flowers
were planted with the most care-
ful and tender of little hands and
the garden seems to have
responded well by sprouting
deep in the soil.
Westside Elementary Princi-
pal Rick Shearer wanted to pub-
licly thank Mrs. Chamblee and
her students as well as the many
staff members, spouses and local
businesses who contributed to
this "makeover."
The principal insists that the
project will serve to become a
nice addition to the school, a self-
less display of love of the children
who cared enough to dedicate
themselves to the task.
"This project has really
improved the first impression
that visitors will have when arriv-
ing at our campus," Mr. Shearer
said. "It is something that our stu-
dents and faculty can really take
pride in, and I think it is a fitting
way to show our respect for
those who are remembered on
our memorial plaque."


Westside Elementary Memorial Garden dedicated to those who have passed away but
never forgotten.


Hospital Week: Festivities honor caregivers


Submitted to INI
Rodney Larson and Deborah Stone celebratedCultural Day by sporting some familiar
looks.

Hospital's Week in Full Swing


Westside's students

plant memory garden


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Luncheon honors local nurses
Pictured above are Mary Lou Ransom, Toni Pavey-Mc Daniel, Chris Hamilton, Linda Reecer and Sharon Murphy, all gath-
ered for the Nurses Week Luncheon at the Clewiston Country Club on Thursday, May 11, an event in recognition of the
work that nurses in the area do. The luncheon was sponsored by Hendry Regional Medical Center and the Hendry Coun-
ty Health Department.


Obituaries Graduation


Charles Weaver Potts
Charles Weaver Potts, 67 of
Belle Glade, Fla, formerly of
Cashiers, NC died Thursday, May
11,2006.
A native of Cashiers, NC, he
was the son of the late William
Nicklos Potts and Elsie Evitte
Potts. In addition to his parents
he was preceded in death by a
sister, Stacy Obear Potts and
seven brothers, Bob, Marvin,
Wade, Arthur, Gene, Don and
Doyle.
Mr. Potts was a retired broker
in agriculture.:
He is survived by two sons,
Nicky Potts of Franklin, N.C. and
Timothy Potts of Clewiston, Fla.;
three daughters, Vicki Rhodes of
Franklin, N.C., Lisa Rudd of
Clewiston, Fla. and Trisha Johns
of Bonifay, Fla.; one brother,
Davis Potts of Greenville, S.C.; 12
grandchildren; four great-grand-
children and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral service was held at 2
p.m. Monday, May 15, at Yellow
Mountain Baptist Church. Rev.
John Rogers and Rev. Keith Ashe
officiated. Burial was in the Potts
Cemetery.
The family received friends
from 1 2 p.m. Monday at the
church.


Pallbearers were Roy Potts,
Curly Potts, Robbie Potts, Smoky
Buchanan, Elson Jamison and
Harley Evitte.
Memorial donations may be
made to the Yellow Mountain
Baptist Church, c/o Warren
Evitte, 34 Mill Creek Road, Cul-
lowhee, NC 28723 or the Ameri-
can Lung Association, P.O. Box
27985, Raleigh, NC 27611.
Macon Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences available
at
www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Margaret Wilkerson
Margaret Wilkerson, 74, of
Moore Haven, died at her home
May 8, 2006.
She was a loving mother and
wife, and will be sadly missed by
her husband Jack; sons: Lavanda
(Brenda), Leroy (Sue Ann)
White, daughters Mary (Terry)
Blount, Janice (Bill) Peterson,
Brenda (Grady) Sullivan; thirteen
grandchildren and several great
grandchildren. She was preced-
ed in death by her grandsons
Jackie Lynn Peterson and Aaron
Lee White. Pastor Bill Peterson
and Pastor Joe Web officiated.
All arrangements were by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home of
Clewiston.


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Sanchez graduates UF
with honors
Matthew Clay Sanchez gradu-
ated "Summa Cum Laude" from
the University of Florida's College
of Journalism and Communica-
tions Saturday, May 6, 2006. Dur-
ing graduation ceremonies held
in the Stephen C. O'Connell Cen-
ter in Gainesville, Matt was one
of eleven students who received
their B.S. in Journalism to gradu-
ate with highest honors. He also
earned the "Magazine Writing"
award at the College of Journal-
ism's annual awards dinner.
Sanchez served as editorial page
editor and as a columnist for the
"Florida Independent Alligator"
in Gainesville and is a free-lance
writer for "Bass Player" maga-
zine in San Mateo, California. He
was also named to the UF Presi-
dent's Honor Roll, given to those
receiving a perfect 4.0, for the
grading period.
Mr. Sanchez, a 2002 valedicto-
rian/graduate of Glades Day
School, plans to spend the sum-
mer in Gainesville before leaving
to further his education at Har-
vard Law School in Cambridge,
Massachusetts. He is the son of
Julio .and Judy Sanchez and
grandson of Joe and Mert Clay-


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INI/Jose Zaragoza
The horizon on U.S. 27 in South Bay Monday morning was dense with smoke and ash from
a fire nearby that burned at the 29,000-acre Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area in south-
west Palm Beach County.


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Division of Forestry planes dumped 7,200 gallons of fire retardant on a 45-acre wildfire Sun-
day afternoon in Indian River County. Smoke closed down a portion of 1-95 from Highway 60
to County Road 512 in Sebastian as firefighters battled the blaze.


Wildfires rage throughout Florida's natural parks


By Loma Jablonski

A thick haze hung over much
of the Lake Okeechobee area
Sunday as smoke from various
wildfires blew into the area.
As firefighters battled to bring
a 45-acre wildfire under control in
Indian River County, another ignit-
ed in the Kissimmee Prairie Pre-
serve State Park just north of the
Viking properties in northern
Okeechobee County. That blaze
burned nearly 1,300 acres of Flori-
da dry prairie before being extin-
guished Sunday evening, only to
flare up again Monday morning.
The fire raged in a remote north-
western area of the park inacces-
sible by road, which made it even
more difficult to battle.
The fire northeast of the lake
took place in Indian River County.
Forty acres burned in an area
from Highway 60 to County Road
512 in Sebastian, and closed Inter-
state 95 for three hours. The road
was closed due to smoke issues
which created visibility problems
along the busy highway. Accord-
ing to a press release from the
Division of Forestry, several spot
fires jumped into the median of
the highway, but were quickly


extinguished. Crews battled the
fire for four hours, building eight-
foot wide fire breaks along the
road to contain the fire. Eight
homes were saved due to the col-
laborate effort of several fire
crews.
On the southern side of the
lake, Palm Beach County firefight-
ers had their hands full in at least
two different areas. They contin-
ued to battle the wildfires at the
Rotenberger Wildlife Manage-
ment Area in southwest Palm
Beach County and another further
south off U.S. Hwy. 27 in an area
known as the Holy Lands, near
the Broward/Palm Beach County
line.
"There is zero visibility along
U.S. Hwy. 27 near South Bay and
south to Broward County," stated
Lt. Doug Manger of the Belle
Glade Fire Department. "We're
fortunate that most of the land is
in crops. It's really bad out there
right .now. Every morning we
know we will be out there battling
wildfires." He went on to explain
that the fires are causing more
than just fire damage. "We are
receiving a lot of asthmatic and
respiratory calls and many traffic
accidents due to low visibility,"


stated Lt. Manger. "Between these
fires down here and the ones
burning in Indian River and north
of Okeechobee, it is no surprise
that the smoke reached into
Okeechobee County," said Lt.
Manger.
Melissa Eunice, wildfire miti-
gation specialist with the state
Division of Forestry in Stuart, stat-
ed.that a cold front coming into
the area-Friday would bring dry
air and strong, gusty winds,
increasing the fire danger.
"Hopefully, we will get heavy
rainfall that can help mitigate the
fire danger. However, heavy rain-
fall comes with heavy lightning
that adds to the risk of fire caused.
by lightning strikes," she said.
The skies darkened early Mon-
day afternoon and the wind
picked up at the state park caus-
ing concern to those in the area. A
state law enforcement officer told
an 'Okeechobee News' reporter
that it was not safe to be in the
park area with the weather
changing. Jose Zaragoza, editor
of the South Lake division of Inde-
pendent News was also turned
away from the fires at the south of
the lake due to safety issues. Rain
is expected within the next 24-28


hours and should help in extin-
guishing the fires.
By 3:15 p.m. Monday after-
noon, Division of Forestry officials
stated that the fire in the Kissim-
mee Prairie Preserve State Park
was 90 percent under control as
rain began to sprinkle the area.
"Residents should be aware
that a wildfire can occur at any
time. Florida's wildfire season is
12-months long," said Florida
Division of Forestry supervisor
Joe Spataro. "Residents living in
or near areas close to flammable
vegetation should make their
homes as safe as possible from
the threat of wildfires by following
FIREWISE guidelines. FIREWISE
guidelines suggest that structures
should be surrounded by a buffer
zone. extending at least 30 feet.
This area should be free of highly
flammable vegetation and well-
maintained. Leaves, pine needles
and twigs should be removed
from roofs and gutters. Flamma-
ble materials including wood,
vehicles and propane tanks
should not be stored next to the
house."
In the Friday news article, Ms.
Eunice also suggested, "Be on the
lookout and watch for lightning


Vanishing muck lowers land elevation


strikes. The way you protect your
property for a fire is the same as
for a hurricane. Clean debris off
the roof, prune trees and limbs
and make sure you have a water
source."
Currently Okeechobee is not


on burn restrictions. The Division
of Forestry is currently, however,
restricting burn authorizations to
citrus piles only. For information
on burn authorizations contact
the Division of Forestry at (863)
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BELLE GLADE The effects of
subsidence are clear.
At the Everglades Research and
Education Center in Belle Glade, a
graduated pole juts out of the dirt to
reach nine feet into the air. Roman
numerals mark thedepth of the
pole at every foot. Trie remarkable
thing about the pole isn't the
weathered condition of it, or even
that it has stood at the site for many
decades, but that at one point in
time, the top of it was level with the
ground.
Fifty years ago, some of the top
soil scientists in the area famously
predicted the demise of farming as
we know it in our area. Pointing to
the rapid decline of the condition of
the soils in the Everglades Agricul-
ture Area, they said farming would
not be able to sustain itself past the
year 2000.
The agriculture industry that
year posted sales upwards of $1 bil-
lion.
Farming in the area has been
able to adapt to rapidly worsening
conditions, partly by growing sug-
arcane and implementing new
techniques to stanch the effects of
subsidence.
But scientists say agricultural
companies can only stop time for
so long.
Subsidence occurs when
organisms feeding on the organic
material convert that material into
water and carbon dioxide. Slowly,
the dirt made up mostly of organic
material fades away. The danger
now rests on how much the soil
will continue to disappear in our
area, With a hard limestone rock
foundation just inches beneath the
soil In the Everglades Agricultural
Area (EAA), farming in shallow
land continues to be a quarrelsome
issue.


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The graduated post at the Everglades Research and Educa-
tion Center in Belle Glade shows the effects that subsidence
has on the soil in the Everglades Agriculture Area.


Dr. George Snyder, a retired sci-
entist who worked at the University
of Florida research station for
much of his career, beginning in
1967, understands the problem
well. He has seen first-hand how
new techniques have been able to
slow down the rate of subsidence
from an inch a year decades ago to
half an inch today. The land contin-
ues to slowly wither away, but
much slower than originally pre-
dicted. Improved water control
measures are among the primary
reasons why the subsidence has
slowed.
"What you're doing is holding
back time,'" Dr. Snyder said.'
Near the subsidence post, living
facilities originally built for staff at
the research station can be seen
propped up on pillars rising many
feet into the air, According to staff,
the buildings also had once sat
cleanly on the ground, resting on
the dirt, Now, it seems as though
the person who ordered the homes


built wanted them high above the
land in case of a flood.
It is an indication of how badly
the lands that were once complete-
ly flooded have adapted to their
drier condition. When the soil is
underwater, the organisms that
feed on it are not able to capture
the oxygen necessary for them to
live, so the result is dirt unaffected
by subsidence.
But not all of the land is sensitive
to subsidence.
Torry Muck, the name given to
the rich soil extending a mile or fur-
ther from the lake is in no danger of
disappearing anytime soon. The
fertile ground there, if you ask Dr.
Snyder, is the richest in the country.
The subsidence threat only exists in
about 80 percent of the EAA, on
which most farming companies
presently operate,
Today the predictions are not as
dire or filled with the promise of fire
and brimstone. While researchers
say that it is safe to assume that 50


years from now farming as we now
know it would no longer be possi-
ble in the area, they also say that
history has taught us that agricul-
tural companies have adapted to
surging problems, and may very
well continue to adapt in the future.
"As a scientist, you can make.
predictions about the soil depths,
but it's actually a matter of socio-
economics," Dr. Snyder said.
According to the doctor, the
farming lands in the EAA face a big-
ger threat in the development that
seems slowly to be heading west
from coastal communities; as well
as increasingly challenging govern-
ment policy that is proving a grow-
ing concern for the sugar industry
in general.
Though the farming practices
that are currently in use are certain
to no longer be able to sustain the
kind of harvest in the future, if a
market continues to exist for sugar,
and there is a large enough
demand for it here, Dr. Snyder is
confident that scientists and tech-
nological advancements can
extend the EAAs life cycle to well
beyond 50 years into the future.
"If the price of sugarcane were
good enough, you could grow it on
that linoleum floor," Dr. Snyder said
at the research station's library last
week.
Work at the present time, else-
where in the area is concentrating
on perhaps formulating an
enhanced sugar crop that can sur-
vive larger amounts of water. Theo-
retically, if a crop can be grown in
conditions with high water tables,
subsidence concerns are erased.
But Dr. Snyder and others agree
that only time will tell how exactly
agriculture will adapt to subsidence
in the area, or whether factors that
have nothing to do with agriculture
will ultimately be the deciding fac-
tor.


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DIKE: The stories in the March 11 edition about the possibility that the
dike will fail are frightening. The Corps of Engineers has been saying this
for years. If you have been reading their reports about the need to repair
the dike, this is not news. They have been asking for funding for this for
more than a decade. I am glad finally someone in power is listening. It is
essential that we get the lake on a schedule that will keep the lake lower
until the dike is repaired. The land south of the dike is about 12 feet above
sea level. If the water in the lake is higher than that, and there is a breach,
flooding is unavoidable. It only makes sense to bring the lake level down
and keep it down until the dike is repaired.

HOOVER DIKE: I wonder what Mr. Hoover would think of his dike
today. Surely he didn't expect it to last all these years without replace-
ment. It is just made of dirt and sand piled up with some grass growing
over it. It's not even compacted. Sure it was the best they could do after
the 1928 hurricanes, but that was a long time ago. And when they built
that dike, they were just concerned about flood control in the wet season.
They didn't plan for the lake to be turned into a reservoir and hold so
much water year round.

KNOW THE SIGNS: Do you know the signs of a stroke? A neurologist
says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours, he can totally
reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke
recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for
within three hours, which is tough. Thank God for the sense to remember
the "3" steps, STR. Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identi-
fy. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim
may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the
symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a
stroke by asking three simple questions:
S Ask the individual to SMILE.
T Ask the person to TALK, coherently in simple sentences.
R Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their
tongue... if the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is
also an indication of a stroke. If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of
these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dis-
patcher.

GOOD JOB: I just want to compliment your new editor and his staff on
the good job they are doing. The last couple weeks the paper seems to
have more local news and photos. Keep up the good work!

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NATIONAL ANTHEM: I want to make a comment on the National
Anthem. I do not think it is right for them to change the words of the
National Anthem and sing it in Spanish. I don't think they should do it.
They're in America now, not Mexico. My family has too gone through a
lot being Mexican Americans and we didn't even cross the border. We
were born in Texas. I graduated high school and I didn't get any scholar-
ships for being an American, unlike the immigrants that get everything for
free. Now my kids have finished high school and they didn't qualify for
any scholarships for being a Mexican American, unlike the immigrants
who gets everything'for just being immigrants. Is that fair? So I'm so sick
and tired of listening to people brag about themselves and how hard they
had it. And I wasn't marching, because I'm an American!


News in brief


Janet Reno to visit
Former United States Attorney
General Janet Reno will be the
keynote speaker at a joint Democ-
ratic Executive Committee Jeffer-
son Jackson dinner in Clewiston
on Friday, June 9, 2006. The
Hendry County and Glades County
Democratic Executive Committees
have joined together to bring Ms.
Reno to our area.
The dinner will be held on Fri-
day, June 9, 2006 at the John Boy
Auditorium in Clewiston. Social
hour starts at 6:30. Tickets at $35
each are still available from any
Hendry or Glades DEC member or
by sending a check to the


Hendry/Glades DEC, PO Box 1015,
Moore Haven, FL 33471, or con-
tacting Ellen Hawk Geake, Glades
County chair at 863-983-2922, or
Grenville Williams, Hendry County
chair at 863-983-2960.

New times set
for AA meetings
Alcoholic Anonymous meet-
ings are now held at Community
Presbyterian Church, 417 Royal
Palm Avenue, Tuesdays, from 8-9
p.m., as well as Fridays and Satur-
days, from 7-8 p.m. Meetings also
take place on Thursdays at the
Palm Terrace Nursing Home, 301
S. Gloria Street, from 4-5 p.m.


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Corps reassures residents




about Hoover Dike safety


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
PAHOKEE Representatives
with the Army Corps of Engineers
on Friday told residents that the
dike bordering Lake Okeechobee,
which serves to hold back one of
the country's largest inland lakes,
is not as imperiled as some have
been led to believe.
Citing a report released recent-
ly that caught the attention of
Governor Jeb Bush for its direct-
ness, prompting a rapid response
from the state and calling atten-
tion to the possibility that the
levee can fail during a storm
event, officials with the corps said
the matter was "in hand."
Col. Robert Carpenter, visibly
vexed by what he said were poor
choice in words in the report,
admonished its authors for the
panic that may have resulted. He
insisted that the Corps is moving
forward on making repairs to the
dike and said he is confident that
the dike will not fail.
"This dike is safe," said Col.
Carpenter at a press conference in
Pahokee "It is not going to fail
anytime soon," he said. Though
the dike has its share of problems,
the corps has been hard at work
addressing those problems.
"Should we be concerned?"
he asked, "Absolutely."
With one of the authors of the
report sitting a few feet from him,
Col Carpenter said he was most
disturbed by the report's "sensa-
tionalism." He added, "To create
panic at the current situation, it is
not right."
The meeting was attended by
Representative Mark Foley, who
sought to ease concerns associat-
ed with the dike, and Representa-
tive Richard Machek, who offered
his support in appealing to the
government to fast track improve-


INI/Jose Zaragoza
In a Friday visit, Col. Robert Carpenter with the Army Corps
of Engineers and Representative Mark Foley tried to ease
residents' worries over the safety and health of the dike


around Lake Okeechobee.
ments to the dike.
Confronted with the possibility
that the dike could fail, very likely
during a hurricane, representa-
tives stood to ease concerns and
announce plans to address the
issue.
George Dunlop, assistant sec-
retary of the army for civil works,
said the plan now is to strengthen
the dike so that it can withstand
the force of a storm event that is
likely to happen only once every
935 years. In New Orleans, the
plan there is to strengthen the
defenses to survive a 100-year
storm event.
Mr. Dunlop reiterated the need
for the dike to be rebuilt. "These
works must be rebuilt to modern
standards," he said. He said he
was confident that the corps can
do it.
"I take a sense of pride in that
the Army Corps can build any-


thing," he said.
The problem is that any proj-
ect likely to eliminate all of the
issues currently associated with
the dike is many years, and per-
haps several decades into the
future. While legislators ponder
their next move, and whether it is
possible to expedite the project,
residents in the area continue to
fear the worst.
A failure in the levee could
mean vast flooding for many of
the communities located around
the lake. Residents familiar with
the Hurricane of 1928 that result-
ed in the death of thousands
when Lake Okeechobee flooded
the area find all-too familiar paral-
lels between then and today.
In the meantime, the Corps is
doing all it can to remove the risk
of entering the fast-approaching
hurricane season at a high lake
level. Efforts are currently focus-


ing on lowering the level as much
as possible and the level of the
lake is already a quarter of a foot
lower than it was in 2004.
But there is only so much that
the Corps can do. According to
Col. Carptenter, on a good week,
one without heavy rain activity,
the lake can be lowered perhaps
a tenth of a foot. As a counter-
measure, the corps reportedly has
65,000 tons of rock placed at
strategic locations in the event of
a breach in the dike.
Having residents worry is not
the right way to solve the prob-
lems, Corps officials insisted.
"This is a topic too important
to be dictated by panic," he said.
Citing the findings of the report,
he said, "We have disagreements
in the English, but we don't have
disagreements with the math and
the engineering."
Les Bromwell, who with two
other authors wrote the now infa-
mous report, said that it was not
meant to be a technical docu-
ment strictly for engineers. The
hope of the team was in prepar-
ing a document that anyone
could read and understand.
It also served to underscore
the importance of the issue,
rather than have the dangers
buried in technical jargon. The
report is based on much of the
information previously released
in a report by the Corps in the late
1990s, which itself failed to cap-
ture the attention of this latest
report.
"People need to be prepared
for the worst circumstance," said
Mr. Bromwell. "Until it's [the
dike] is fixed, we need to realize
there is a danger."
Of the choice of words, Mr.
Bromwell said, "I have to say they
seem to have gotten the desired
effect."


Letters to the editor


Public safety
must come first
It was with great concern that
residents of Hendry County read
stories this week regarding safety
issues related to the Herbert
Hoover Dike surrounding Lake
Okeechobee. Reports of the
potential for disastrous conse-
quences to the people of Hendry
County resulting from breeches
of the dike are an issue that must
be addressed at all levels.
I applaud the leadership of
Governor Jeb Bush for bringing
the public safety issues related to
Lake Okeechobee to the fore-
front. We, as public officials,
have a responsibility to do what
is necessary to protect the lives
and the property of those we
serve. It will take a united effort
of the local, state and federal gov-
ernment to ensure that every-
thing possible is done to provide
as safe an environment as possi-
ble to our constituents. It is our
duty to do no less.
The likelihood of the failure of
the Herbert Hoover Dike increas-
es as water levels rise in Lake
Okeechobee. During the rainy
season, the Corps of Engineers
often must make releases from
the lake to keep lake levels in
check. The Corps is working on
a plan that could keep the lake
lower year-round; and expects to
publish a draft in July and put the
plan into effect in January. While
we support managing the lake at
a lower level, with the recent
report of the potential for dike
failure, we believe it behooves,
the Corps to keep levels within
the lake low enough during this
coming rainy season so as not to
threaten the dike's integrity.
With these critical public safe-
ty issues in mind, it was also with
great concern that we read of the
intention of the City Council
members of the City of Sanibel to
pursue legal action against the
agencies responsible for making
releases from Lake Okeechobee.
Council members have indicated
that they will request an injunc-
tion to have releases to the
Caloosahatchee River stopped to
protect the waters around Sani-
bel Island.
We in Hendry County under-
stand the incredible stress that
the Caloosahatchee Estuary has
experienced over the past several
years. The numerous hurricanes
and heavy rains have affected all
of us, and given us a greater
understanding of the link
between the coastal and lake
regions. Hendry County resi-
dents, like the residents in Lee
County and Sanibel Island, want
to preserve the precious natural
environment that we all enjoy.
We fish in your estuary, stay in
your hotels and shell on your
islands. We, too, are a part of
Southwest Florida.
We understand the worry of
Sanibel Island residents who do


not want to see the degradation
of their waters. What we cannot
understand is that the relief that
they seek results in a potentially
.life threatening prospect forsake
region residents. We cannot pro-
tect environmental resources at
the potential cost of human life.
That is not acceptable.
While the fixes to the prob-
lems that we experience in the
lake and estuary will not happen
overnight, we are encouraged by
the action we see occurring in
our back yard. The South Florida
Water Management District
broke ground on a reservoir in
Hendry County that will hold
excess water so high level dis-
charges will be less likely to
occur. While the benefits of this
reservoir will be experienced by
the lake and coastal regions
alike, the cost of removing over
10,000 acres of taxable land is
being assumed by Hendry Coun-
ty.
We will continue to work with
the various state agencies and
the federal government to pro-
mote and implement environ-
mental restoration projects and
will robustly demand that public
safety issues will be afforded the
highest priority. We hope, too,
that all governments and resi-
dents of Southwest Florida will
do the same.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Darrell R. Harris
Chairman, Board of County
Commissioners
Hendry County

Thanks for
festival help
Mr. Willie Robinson (Scare)
would like to thank everyone
who came out to the Brown
Sugar Festival Banquet. Mr.
Robinson would like to thank all
those who spoke about the good
old days when they worked in
the fields.
A special thanks goes out to
Mr. Dan Paige and staff for choos-
ing me to be the pioneer family
of the year.
Sincerely,
Barbara Jackson

Presentation
appreciated
Dr. Paul Hofacker's presenta-
tion of "Parenting the Disobedi-
ent Child" was a great learning
experience for our families and
agencies. Thanks to the follow-
ing sponsors for making this
event possible: LaBelle Ace
Hardware; Azteca Super Centro
2000; Body Sparkle; Dallas B.
Townsend Agricultural Center;
Dollar General Corp.; Food Fiesta
Market; LaBelle First Baptist
Church; Langford Ford Inc.;
O'Ferrell Florist; U-Save Super-
market; USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service; Winn-
Dixie.


The Staff of FDLRS Heartland

Easter egg hunt
a success
On behalf of the entire Clewis-
ton VFW Post 4185, I would like
to thank the following members
and non-members for their help
in making the Annual Easter Egg
Hunt a great success. This year
we stuffed approximately 1,500
plastic eggs with candy for the
children of Clewiston and placed
them in the park for them to find.
We passed out Easter Baskets for
the children who didn't have a
basket to place their eggs in. The
children who got there late were
not forgotten as we saved a few
baskets with filled eggs already in
them to pass out to the late com-
ers. Again, thanks to all of you for
making this Easter another year
for the children of Clewiston to
remember as they grow up. Bill
Atkinson, Pat Cochran, Donna
McAdams, Brandy McConniel &
daughters, Edie Brewer, Patty
Pearcy, Diana Dominiak, Ted
Dominiak, Nada Blount, Ida Mae
Nath, Dick Nath, Timmy Lofties,
Joe Warn, Wayne Shaw and a
Special Thanks to the Moose
Okeechobee Lodge #1753.
Charles Pearcy
Easter Egg Hunt Chairman

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upcoming year are as follows:
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Barton. The new officers were
installed on May 9.
The "Relay for Life Dinner"
was a success again this year
and I thank all the newly elected
officers and members of the
Post, Men's Auxiliary and Ladies
Auxiliary for volunteering their
time to help with this very worth
while Benefit. As we all know,
VFW members whether Post or
Auxiliary, originally came from
different parts of this wonderful
Country and have all bedn raised
differently. This benefit along
with the Post's Easter Egg Hunt,
has proven that all of us, no mat-
ter where we came from, can
stand together as one, in helping
this VFW continue to be a Post to
be proud of; not only helping
Veterans and their families, but
people in all walks of life.
Thank you for all your help
during my past 3 years as Presi-
dent and I wish all the new Offi-
cers another prosperous year.
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President Men's Auxiliary


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Boaters warned to obey speed markers


LAKE OKEECHOBEE News
flash for boaters who use the
Okeechobee Waterway within
Hendry and Glades counties: It's
time to slow down and obey the
signs or possibly receive a speed-
ing ticket.
Boaters on the Okeechobee
Waterway during the upcoming
week should notice newly
installed boating safety signage at


the Moore Haven city docks,
Clewiston lock structure and state
Road 29 in LaBelle.
Those uniform waterway
markers are the culmination of a
two-year project by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) to replace
and install markers in the two
newly configured boating safety
zones. The FWC worked closely


with the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers and the South Florida Water
Management District, and con-
sulted with city and county offi-
cials to ensure boating safety con-
cerns were properly addressed.
"The signs should all be up by
mid-June," FWC Capt. David Ster-
men said. "FWC officers will con-
centrate on an educational
enforcement approach to allow


boaters a chance to reacquaint
themselves with the reported
zones. But after that, those who
ignore the speed regulations will
risk being cited."
As an added educational tool,
brochures are in development that
show these areas. They will be
available at local fish camps and
from FWC officers after June 1.


Sheriff Bradshaw joins 'Take Stock' board


WEST PALM BEACH The
Leadership Council of Take Stock
in Children of Palm Beach County
voted at their April 7 meeting to
invite Palm Beach County Sheriff
Ric Bradshaw to become a mem-
ber of their Board of Governors.
Sheriff Bradshaw has accepted.
"I am honored to be selected
to be on the Take Stock in Chil-
dren of Palm Beach County Board
of Governors", said Sheriff Brad-
shaw. "This is part of my commit-
ment to give back to the commu-
nity."
The Sheriff's office and Take
Stock in Children have had a long
standing alliance based on mutu-
al interest in helping disadvan-


taged students stay in school, go
on to post graduate education,
and become productive citizens.
Sheriff Bradshaw went on to
say "The employees of the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office are
currently acting as mentors, par-
ticipating in a payroll deduction
program and through our Law
Enforcement Trust Fund we are
actively supporting the TSIC pro-
gram. Education is the key to
progress and these college schol-
arships provided by TSIC to disad-
vantaged Palm Beach County stu-
dents eventually benefit all our
citizens."
Bettee Collister, Leadership
Council Chair, said "We are


thrilled to have the Sheriff on
board, we look forward to a long,
productive relationship. We are
building an incredible board of
community leaders so that this
program will continue to grow
and serve as many children as
possible through mentoring and
college scholarships"
Take Stock in Children is a
non-profit program that has been
serving Palm Beach County since
1996. Take Stock in Children of
Palm Beach County has placed
540 students in the program since
its inception, and has an 87% suc-
cess rate of keeping students on
track to graduate high school and
attend college. Since 1995, the


program has impacted the lives of
over 10,000 students living in the
State of Florida. Its mission is to
passionately promote personal
growth, self-responsibility, and
academic success for deserving,
low-income children by providing
a unique set of resources includ-
ing mentors, scholarships, long-
term support, student advocacy,
and a guaranteed educational
opportunity. To contribute to Take
Stock in Children of Palm Beach
County, or to receive more infor-
mation please call Rosanne
Sanchez at (561) 582-3765, or visit
their web site at www.takestock-
inchildren.org.


Crimestoppers


The Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office is asking for the
public's help in locating a want-
ed fugitive. Fernando Yanez, 24,
a white male, approximately 5
feet 4 inches tall, weighing
approximately 150 pounds.
His last known address is
West Main Street in Pahokee.
He is sought on a warrant
charging him with violation of
probation/aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon.
If you have any information
about this wanted fugitive or
about any crime, you can help
solve a crime by calling 1-800-
458-TIPS (8477). For more


information online, go to
www.crimestopperspbc.com.


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Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office. This column lists
arrests, not convictions, unless
otherwise stated. Anyone who is
listed here and who is later found
not guilty or has the charges
against them dropped is welcome
to inform the newspaper. The fol-
lowing information was provided
by the Glades County Sheriff's
Office.

May6
Mario S. Jelks, 25, of Spring
Hill was arrested by FHP Trooper
Wilcox on an active Hernando
County warrant, possession of
marijuana over 2o grams and
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell. He was later
released on a $92,000 surety
bond.
Martinez Simmons, 27, of
Tampa was arrested by FHP
Trooper McLeod on an active
Desoto County Warrant. He was
later released on a $1,500 surety
bond.
Chad Garner, 18, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on the charges of
possession of cocaine and pos-
session of marijuana under 20
grams. He was later released on a
$6,000 surety bond.
Norman Davis, 39, of Mount
Dora was arrested by Detective
Steve Harris on the charges of
DWLS, false ID given to law
enforcement officer and active
warrant from Orange County. He
remains in custody with bond


set at $2,000. of DWLS i
James Carter, 34, of Eustis was County wa
arrested by Detective Mike Pepi- custody wi
tone on the charges of Possession
of cocaine, possession of cocaine May 10
with intent to sell, possession of Jessie
marijuana over 20 grams, posses- chobee we
sion of drug paraphernalia and nie Baker
active Lake County warrant. He He wad la
remains in custody with bond set surety bon
at $150,000. Gumari
Andrew Brown, 27, of Avon chobee w
Park was arrested by Deputy Bilinda Pot
Richard Ermeri on the charge of rant for
DWLS. He was later released on a active wa
$750 cash bond. appear. H
Arnold Brathwaite, 33, of Win- ppith bond
ter Haven was arrested by Deputy J effery
Joe Sapuppo on the charge of Jeery
possession of marijuana under 20 Haven wa
grams. He was later released on a Wayne Stri
$1,000 cash bond. County w
Tony Cherenfant, 22, of Miami released on
was arrested by Deputy Richards
Ermeri on the charges of DWLS, May 11
possession of cocaine and destroy- Nicole
ing/tamper with or fabricates phys-
ical evidence. He was later Haven wa
released on a $12,500 surety bond. nie Baker


May 7
Michael Smith, 24, of Ft. Myers
was arrested by Deputy Don
Crosswell on the charge of grand
theft. He was later released on a
$5,000 surety bond.
Reynaldo Villareal, 39, of Frost-
proof was arrested by Deputy Tito
Nieves on the charges of DUI and
NVDL. He remains in custody
with bond set at $1,100.
Joseph Alexander, 42, of
Lehigh Acres was arrested by
Deputy Tito Nieves on the charge


and active Palm Beach
arrant. He remains in
th bond set at $4,999.

Grace, 50, of Okee-
is arrested by Sgt. Ron-
on the charge of DUI.
ter released on a $750
d.
o Moreno, 18, of Okee-
as arrested by Deputy
ttorff on an active war-
Armed Burglary and
errant for failure to
e remains in custody
set at $37,500.
Glaub, 45, of Moore
.s arrested by Deputy
pling on.an active Polk
arrant. He was later
n a $500 surety bond.


Murphy, 39, of Moore
3 arrested by Sgt. Ron-
on the charge of pos-
F oru-n -na XAC 1n-l


May 12
Lazaro Caballero, 50, of
Miami was arrested by Deputy
Joe. Sapuppo on an active war-
rant for VOP. He remains inn
custody without privilege of
bond.
Felix Reyes, 24, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Richard Ermeri on the charge of
aggravated battery (domestic
violence). He remains in custody
with bond set at $35,000.


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sessiuii cocaine. Sre was iateir
released on a $10,000 surety,
bond.
Norman Bowers, 39, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by SPD
Officer Koloske on an active
Okeechobee County warrant. He
was later released on a $2,500
surety bond.
Charlene Hunsinger, 33, of
Okeechobee was arrested by
Sgt. Ronnie Baker on an active
Okeechobee County Warrant.
She was later turned over to
Okeechobee County..


Road Watch


I The Florida Department of
Transportation warns motorists
about road projects which may,
delay traffic.

Glades County
SR 29: In the area of Chap-
pell Slough: Maintenance con-
tract project No lane closures
are anticipated at this time, but
motorists should expect possible'
slow moving traffic while crews
clean roadside ditches.
SR 78: From Indian Prairie
Canal to Buckhead Ridge: Main-
tenance contract project -
Crews will be clearing trees in
the roadside right of way.
Motorists should expect east-
bound lane closures, slow mov-
ing traffic, and possible delays.
Flagmen will be on site to assist


with traffic.

Hendry County
US 27: North of Clewiston
to SR 80: Maintenance project -
No lane closures are anticipated
at this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving
traffic while crews work on
guardrail replacement.
SR 29: From CR 832/Duda
Drive to CR 830A: Maintenance
contract project No lane clo-
sures are anticipated at this time,
but motorists should expect
slow moving traffic while crews
dig a ditch.
SR 80: From Ford Street to
Cowboy Way: Maintenance con-
tract project Motorists should
expect intermittent lane closures
in the eastbound and west-


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bound lanes with possible slow
moving traffic while crews work
on cleaning the pipes in the
roadway. Flagmen will be on site
to assist with traffic.

Okeechobee County
SR 70: From west of US 98
to west of 7th Avenue NW: Con-
struction project Work con-
tinues to widen and reconstruct
the existing 2-lane roadway to 4
lanes with a center dual left turn
lane. The work includes
drainage improvements, signals,
and street lighting. Work cur-
rently includes storm drainage
and roadway construction at var-
ious locations throughout the
project. The contractor is Russell
Engineering.


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Sports in brief


Baseball and football
camps open
BELLE GLADE Glades Day
School Baseball Camp, June 5 to
9, is open to boys and girls, ages 4
to 8 in the morning and ages 9 to
15 afternoons.
Glades Day School Football
Camp will be open June 12 to 16,
for boys, ages 4 to 8 in the morn-
ings and ages 9 to 15 in the after-
noons.
Space is limited. Please call
Glades Day School for details at
(561)996-6769.
Clewiston Cougars
registration open
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Cougars registration will be held
Saturday, May 20 from noon to 2
p.m. in the Clewiston Cougars
Locker Room. Registration fee for
the first 100 Participants to regis-
ter is $65. Regular Registration fee
is $75. Fees are due at time of reg-
istration, and are not refundable.
Also due at time of registration is a
copy of your child's birth certifi-
cate and a recent wallet size
photo.
Parents will be given extra
time to bring in a copy of the
child's year-ending report card
and current year physical. Those
who already have these items are
asked please bring them.
For more information, log on
to the Cougars website at:
www.leaguelineup.com/clewis-
toncougars.
BASS BUSTERS
plans tournaments
CLEWISTON BASS
BUSTERS Tournament Trail will
hold the Silver Division Open


Tournament on Saturday May 20,
in Clewiston Florida the team
entry is only $70.
Bass Busters tournament trail
will hold the Gold Division Open
Tournament on Sunday May 21 in
Clewiston Florida the team entry
is only $100. Both weigh-ins will
be Held At Roland and Maryann
Martin's Marina at 3 p.m. on Sat-
urday and Sunday May 20 and 21.
For more information contact
Chris Fickey at 941-232-9539 or
visit the official BASS BUSTERS
website at www.bassbustersflori-
da.com

Wanted: 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. Accord-
ing to Mr. Smith, a LaBelle resi-
dent and veteran high school offi-
cial, a very severe shortage of
officials for all sports at all levels
exists nationwide. The demand
for officials in Florida has out-
grown the growth of the officiat-
ing ranks. Mr. Smith said the
SGFOA will train, assign games
and pay you for officiating high
school games. Youth (Pop Warn-
er) officiating can also be sched-
uled through SGFOA member-
ship. The spring recruiting
meeting of the SGFOA will be
held Monday May 8, beginning at
7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Fort
Myers Senior High School. All per-
sons interested are invited to
attend the meeting and/or call
Nick Smith at (863)675-3502 for
more information.


Ten Star All Star
Basketball camp
Final Registration is now being
held for The Ten Star All Star Sum-
mer Basketball Camp., The Camp
is by Invitation Only. Boys and
Girls ages 10-19 are eligible to
apply. Past participants include:
Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan,
Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse,
Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison.
Players from 50 states and 18 For-
eign Countries attended the 2005
Camp. College Basketball Schol-
arships are possible for players
selected to the All-American
Team. Camp Locations Include:
Hickory, N.C., Prescott, Ariz.,
Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sterling,
Colo., Bridgeport, Conn., Babson
Park, Fla., Gainesville, Ga., Cham-
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Towson, Md., Ypsilanti, Mich.,
Glassboro, N.J., Schenectady,
N.Y, Lebanon, Tenn., Commerce,
Texas, Blacksburg, Va., Lyn-
donville, Vt., and Beloit, Wisc. For
a free brochure, call (704)373-
0873 ANYTIME.

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 planned
CLEWISTON A fishing tour-
nament will be held June 10-11.
This Big Bucks : Tournament
allows for larger paybacks and
more prizes. Multiple places will
be paid based on the number of


participants. Entries may be
picked up at local bait and tack-
le shops, on the Bass Busters
Web site at www.bassbusters-
florida.com or by calling Chris
Fickly at (941)232-9539. The
Team entry is $200 and includes
the Big Bass Jackpot. 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, informa-
tive and confidential boat
inspection. A vessel safety
check decal will be placed on
boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863)467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.

Contractors plan
fishing tourney
LAKE OKEECHOBEE The
Okeechobee Contractors Asso-
ciation will sponsor a bass fish-
ing tournament on May 20 at
the Okee-Tantie Marina with all
proceeds going toward youth
oriented projects. The registra-
tion fee is $120 per boat (teams
of two). There will be over
$3,000 in cash and prizes paid
to the top six places. There will
also be a big fish award. For
information contact John at
(863)634-7446, or Lisa at
(863)697-6541.


Agri-women's
group skeet shoot
The Florida Agri-women have
announced that their inaugural
skeet shoot event will take place
May 13 at Quail Creek Plantation,
1907 N.E. 224th St.
Station sponsorships and sin-
gle shooter tickets are available.
For information, call Dianne
Spann at (863)634-3327.

FWC quota permit
applications accepted
The Florida and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
will be accepting applications
June 1-11 for quota permits to
hunt on wildlife management
areas next season.
On many wildlife manage-
ment areas, quota permits are
required for hunters wishing to
hunt during the first nine days of
the general gun season as well as
those participating in other hunts
including the archery and muzzle


loading gun seasons.
Worksheets are available at
MyFWC.com/hunting. They also
will be available from county tax
collectors' offices, license agents
and FWC regional offices begin-
ning May 23.
Applying for these permits is
automated through FWC's Total
Licensing System. To apply, take a
worksheet to any license agent or
tax collector's office or submit an
application at MyFWC.com begin-
ning 10 a.m. (EDT) June 1 through
midnight June 11.
Worksheets for recreational use
permits will be available at
MyFWC.com and at FWC regional
offices June 15. Recreational use
permits are issued on a first-come,
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May is skin cancer awareness month


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
reminds all Floridians that although
skin cancer is the most common of
all cancers, it is also one of the most
preventable cancers.
"The number of those who suf-
fer from skin cancer is rising in
Florida as well as in the nation
everyday," said DOH Deputy
Health Officer Bonita Sorensen,
M.D., M.B.A. "According to the
2004 DOH Annual Report, there
were a total of 626 melanoma and
179 other skin cancer-related
deaths in Florida. The Department
recommends less direct contact
with the sun's UV Rays."
According to the American Can-
cer Society (ACS), most of the more
than one million cases of non-
melanoma skin cancer diagnosed
yearly in the United States are con-
sidered to be sun-related. The ACS
estimates there will be 4,870 new
melanoma cases in Florida and
62,190 in the United States;


melanoma is the most serious type
of skin cancer. The American
Melanoma Foundation's Web site,
www.melanomafoundation.org,
states that one person dies of
melanoma every 68 minutes in
America.
Florida's statewide central can-
cer registry, the Florida Cancer Data
System (FCDS), reported that there
were a total of 15,769 new
melanoma cases for the five-year
period of 2000 'to 2004. According
to FCDS' most recent data, in 2004
there were a total of 2,773 new
melanoma cases.
Individuals should carefully
examine all of their moles and
birthmarks, looking for the ABCs of
possible melanoma: Asymmetry,
Border irregularity, Color variation,
Diameter greater than a pencil eras-
er and Enlargement.
Exposure to the sun's ultraviolet
(UV) rays appears to be the most
important environmental factor in
the progression of skin cancer. This


makes skin cancer a largely pre-
ventable disease when sun protec-
tion measures against UV rays are
used consistently. People can take
many simple steps to plan ahead
and protect themselves from the
sun's UV rays. These options are
important to use all year round and
during all outdoor activities. The
main objective is to prevent sun-
burn.
DOH recommends all Floridi-
ans protect themselves by follow-
ing the safety tips below:
*Seek shade under a tree,
umbrella or shelter
*Cover up with light-weight
clothing
*Wear a hat to protect your
face, scalp, ears and neck
*Apply (and reapply) sun-
screen liberally with at least a sun
protection factor (SPF) of 15
*Wear sunglasses that deter UV
rays
*Avoid the sun between 10
a.m. and 4 p.m., even on cloudy


Test your boating knowledge


A lot of boaters have years of
practical experience spent on the
water. But are you sure you know
everything there is to know about
staying safe while boating? In
conjunction with National Safe
Boating Week from May 20 to
May 26, the BoatU.S. Foundation
for Boating Safety and Clean
Water challenges all boaters to
test their boating knowledge with
a free, online safety course at
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The course covers a broad
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safety course, completion can
bring possible insurance dis-
counts.
"The best part of this course is
that it's free and can be done any
time of the day or night," said


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enced boaters, we get feedback
from older salts who tell us they
have benefited from it as well.
They thank us for learning some-
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something they learned long ago.
This is a great way for all boaters
to start fresh for the season."
The course is recognized by
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National Association of State
Boating Law Administrators and
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questions. Designed as a teaching
tool, background material on
question topics are available
throughout the exam and correc-
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when a question is answered
incorrectly. Any unfamiliar topics
can be. reviewed with a "study


topics" button. Those with 80% or
more correct answers are given a
certificate of completion. The
course can also be started and
stopped at anytime you don't
need to complete it all at once.
The BoatU.S Foundation for
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tion primarily funded by the vol-
untary contributions of 640,000
members of BoatU.S. The Foun-
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clean fueling campaign, a free
kid's Life Jacket Loaner program,
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of thousands of dollars in grants
for nonprofit groups for boating
safety and environmental proj-
ects.


days
The Florida Department of
Health encourages everyone to not
only protect their skin, but also get
screened for skin cancer. For more
information, call the National Can-
cer Institute at (800) 4-CANCER
(422-6237) or visit the CDC's Web
site at: www.cdc.gov/ChooseYour-
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ourCover > DOH promotes and
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people in Florida through the deliv-
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School happenings


Track and Field Day was held at Clewiston Middle School on
May 10. Mrs. Mammen's homeroom class won for the sev-
enth grade.


Mrs. Caulkins homeroom took first place for sixth grade in the
Track and Field Day at Clewiston Middle School on May 10.


Clewiston Christian School's annual dinner celebration
raised more than $45,000 for financial assistance for the stu-
dents, books and computers.

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Science Fair winners at Clewiston Middle School included
(front row left to right) Laura Romero, Chelsea Moore, Taylor
Beebe, Robbie McCarthy, Elijah Fedele, (back row left to
right) Aurea Perera, Emilly Harris, Gabriella Martin and Evan
Ghidella.


Clewiston Middle
School

Science Fair
The Science Expo was held at
Clewiston Middle School on April
27 with the following students hav-
ing winning projects: Winners in
6th grade from Ms. Patrick's classes
included Robbie McCarthy, First
place; Stacy Cook and Sarah Sutter-
field, Second place; and Alexander
Rojas, Third place and Elijah
Fedele and Evan Ghidella, First
place; Fanya and Illeana Riveros,
Second place; and Chelsea Bar-
rineau, Third place fromMs, Kelly's
classes. Also from MsAKelly's,class
were Honorable Mention: Erica
Hegley, Whitney Irey and Joshua
Deese. Other students with top ten
projects included Luis Dieguez and
Zachary Martinez, Victoria Esposito
and Jessica Schultz, Emilio Luna ,
Genaro Romero Samantha Rounds
and Jessica Torres.
Students in Ms. Hughes's class-


es with Seventh grade winning
projects are Gabriella Martin and
Aurea Perera, First place; Kagni
Adkins, Second place; Bereniz Bog-
ardus and Mallory Varnum, Third
place; Angelica Garcia and Andrea
Hubbard, Fourth place. The top
tements, Patrick Power ,Vanessa
Cerda, Christina Llama, Nicole
Toucheck, Amber Watson, Samira
Smith and Patrina Dunn.
The following students had win-
ning projects in Mr. Hughes's Sec-
ond period Seventh grade classes:
Taylor Beebe and Emilly Harris,
First place; Jessica Burgos and Jes-
sica Diaz, Second place; Ashley
Morton and Brittany Cohran, Third
place; Brittany Bacallao and Sarah
Howell, Fourth place. Honorable
Mentions included: Jessica
McCraine, Ikeanna Lyman, Luis De
Las Salas, Kayla Miller, Veronica
Holligan and Kimberly James. Stu-
dents from Fourth period had the
following winners: Chelsa Moore
and Laura Romero, First place;
Ariel Swartz and Carlie Snook, Sec-
ond place; Gerardo Morales and


Mr. Heath's homeroom took first place for the eighth graders
in the Track and Field Day at Clewiston Middle School on
May 10.


Kevin Patel, Third place; and Andre
Rios and Cody Thomas, Fourth
place.
Congratulations to all the Sci-
ence Fair winners and special
thanks to the judges and to Mr.
Espinoza, the emcee.
Safe and Smart
Futures
The Safe and Smart Futures and
Title I Tutorial after school pro-
grams at Clewiston Middle School
ended on Thursday, May 11 for the
2005-2006 school year. Thank you
foryour participation.
Los programs despues de la
escuela de Title I y Safe and Smart
Futures van a terminar para este
afio escolar el 11 de mayo. Gracias
por su participation.
Clewiston
Christian School
Cle\\ islon Christian School
wishes to thank all of those who
made our dinner celebration a
great success. Many individuals
and businesses helped to sponsor
this event and over 120 people
attended the dinner. More than
$45,000 was raised towards finan-
cial assistance for students, the first
110 books to be purchased for the
library and sponsorship of eleven


out of twenty computers needed
for the children's computer lab.
Robert Buker, President of the
United States Sugar Corporation,
also presented the school with the
deed for the property and a check
for $25,000 which will be used for
general set up costs of the school.
CCS continues to be amazed by
the blessings God has chosen to
pour onto our school. Because of
the gifts given on Saturday evening
and other gifts previously given, we
have significant dollars available for
financial assistance. We need your
help in identifying families who
would like to send their children to
CCS and who can benefit from
these funds. For more information,
please contact the CCS office at
(863)983-5388 or see our website
at www.clewistonchristian.org.
Clewiston
Middle School
Track and Field Day was held at
Clewiston Middle School on May
10. Mrs. Mammen's homeroom
class won for the seventh grade.
Mrs. Caulkins homeroom took
first place for sixth grade.
Mr. Heath's homeroom took
first place for the eighth grade.


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Hendry County School .primary lunch menu


Thursday, May 18
Sliced ham
Sweet potatoes
Green beans
Pineapple
Homestyle dinner roll

Friday, May 19
Shrimp poppers
Macaroni and cheese
Green beans
Fresh apple


Monday, May 22
Cheese pizza
Comr
Tossed salad
Peaches
Oatmeal raisin cookie

Tuesday, May 23
Hot dog
French Fries
Mix fruit
Ice cream cup


Wednesday, May 24
No Lunch 1/2 day of school
School secondary
lunch menu
Thursday, May 18
chicken nuggets
cheezy potatoes
Mixed vegetables
Orange
Homestyle dinner roll


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grams which provides reduced
prices on gym memberships, mas-
sage therapy, workout videos bicy-
cle helmets and other products and
services.


Friday, May 19
Manager's Choice

Monday, May 22
Manager's Choice

Tuesday, May 23
Manager's Choice

Wednesday, May 24
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Youth participate in 4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest It turns out mother was


LABELLE The 19th Annual
4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest
was held May 12 at the LaBelle
High School Auditorium. There
were nine sixth grade speakers
and 20 fourth and fifth grade
speakers.
In the fourth and fifth grade
division, first place was awarded
to Julia Woods from Eastside Ele-
mentary School for her speech
titled "Short But Sweet."
second place went to Country
Oaks Elementary School's Dylan
Awbrey for his speech titled
"Awbrey for President."
The speech titled "Hair, Hair,
More Hair" presented by Tabitha
Parker of Community Christian
School received third place. Hon-
orable mention went to Mariah
Molina of Community Christian
School for her speech titled "Dou-
ble Trouble."
The Judges Choice Awards in
the fourth and fifth grade division
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speakers: Most Humorous Award
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received the Most Educational
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Serious Issue was awarded to
Cecilia Luna (CES) and Matthew
Johnson (WES) was honored
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In the sixth grade division,
Clewiston Middle School's Erica
Hegley captured first place with
her speech titled "My Least
Favorite Season." Second place
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Clewiston Middle School for his
speech titled "I Spend Time in an
Australian Prison." Placing third
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titled "There She Goes."
The Judges Choice Awards in
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Humorous Award, the Most Edu-
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right about some things


By Katrina Elsken
In the past few years,
researchers have proven things
Moms have been telling their
children for decades. For exam-
ple:
e Eat breakfast. It really is the
most important meal of the day.
Eating breakfast helps regulate
your blood sugar level and your
metabolism.
Don't stay up too late. Ade-
quate sleep is important to good
health.


Drink water. Most people
need about eight glasses of water
a day to stay properly hydrated.
Chicken soup is good for
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onions, garlic, parsley and sage,
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sentation of a Serious Issue.
The winners of the speech
contest each received a wooden
plaque containing the Tropicana
Speech emblem. In addition to
the plaques, first through third
place winners will be awarded
savings bond certificates in the
amounts of $100, $75, and $50,
respectively. The first place win-


ners also received a scholarship to
attend 4-H Camp Cloverleaf in
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ners of the Judges Choice Awards
received trophies.
All of the 29 speakers did a
wonderful job presenting speech-
es. The school teachers involved
in the 4-H/Tropicana Speech Con-
test did an outstanding job


preparing students for both the
school contest and the county
contest.
Thanks go to Ms. Andrea Bur-
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Shelley Humphries for taking on
the difficult task of official judges.
Thanks also go to the sponsor,
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Students encouraged to make positive choices


On April 20 and 21, 2006, the
Clewiston and LaBelle High
Schools, in partnership with the
Hendry County
Health Depart-
ment and
Hendry County
School Board,
initiated a new
program called
"I'm N Charge"
which pro-
motes absti- Doug
nence. It is a Herman
federally fund-
ed program that started in Novem-
ber, 2005 but didn't become fully
operational until January, 2006
due to Hurricane Wilma. The fore-


runner of the program was to
have a motivational speaker come
annually and speak at both high
schools in Hendry County.
The speaker chosen was Doug
Herman; who is one of the
nation's premiere speakers on
sexual choices and conse-
quences. He spoke at Clewiston
High School on April 20 and at
LaBelle High School on April 21,
about abstinence and making
positive life choices. Mr. Herman
is a unique speaker and kept the
students captivated and spell-
bound with his humor and true
life stories. At one point during the
assembly several students were
moved to tears. Mr. Herman


shared his life story about the loss
of his wife and daughter to
HIV/AIDS due to an infected blood
transfusion.
Doug Herman has been speak-
ing internationally since 1991. In
his message, he stresses the
importance of self-worth and
respect for oneself. He points out
that the youth must value each
other's individuality not for
what they look like or what they
can do physically. He gave some
startling statistics on sexually
transmitted diseases (STD's) that
are widely spreading among the
youth; even in Hendry County.
In the upcoming school year
(2006-2007) the abstinence mes-


sage will be taught in the high
schools to ninth- eleventh graders.
There will be parent permission
slips and surveys sent prior to the
curriculum being implemented. A
strong portion of the grant
requires parental participation.
I'm N Charge Abstinence Only
Program (INC) would like to
thank the principals, assistant
principals, staff, and students of
Clewiston and LaBelle High
School for their accommodations
and hospitality extended to Mr.
Herman and the staff of Hendry
County Health Department. We
are looking forward to serving the
students and families of the
Hendry County School system.


Florida tuna prized for its unmistakable flavor and taste


As a member of the very large
mackerel (Scombridae) family, the
yellowfin tuna (Thunnus
albacares) is one of the world's
most important food fish. The tor-
pedo-shaped yellowfin tuna gets its
name from its bright yellow dorsal
and anal fins on a streamlined blue-
black body that turns to a silvery
white at its belly. It is built for speed
with a rounded body, sharply point-
ed nose, tapering tail and crescent-
shaped fins, all contributing to its
reputation as a rapid swimmer.
Yellowfin tuna is found in most
of the world ocean's temperate
(warmer) 'waters, including the
eastern and western Pacific Ocean
and in the Atlantic Ocean as far
north as the Bay of Biscay. It is pelag-
ic (living in open oceans or seas
rather than waters adjacent to land
or inland waters) and restlessly
roams the deeper offshore waters of
Florida's Gulf and Atlantic Coasts.
Traveling in schools, this tuna feeds
primarily on fish, squid, crab larvae
and shrimp. Yellowfin tuna can
weigh up to 300 pounds but aver- -
age weights in commercial catches
are between twenty and one hun-
dred pounds. In Florida, yellowfin is
commercially harvested exclusively
with hook-and-line which makes
the fishery "dolphin-safe."
Yellowfin tuna is a versatile fish
which is consumed raw, cooked,
smoked and canned. It is widely
used in raw fish dishes and is a
prized species for the sashimi mar-
ket. Unlike most fish species which
have white flesh, yellowfin tuna has
flesh coloration that varies from
pink in smaller fish to deeper red in
larger fish but becomes ivory white
to tan when cooked. Larger fish
typically have.a higher fat content
than smaller fish, and this is a desir-
able attribute for raw and broiled
fish products, as well as for broil-
ing. Fresh yellowfin undergoes oxi-
dation of pigmented protein when
exposed to air changing the meat
from a red to a brown color in a
matter of days. For this reason, yel-
lowfin is usually not loined or fillet-
ed until shortly before use.
Yellowfin tuna is also excellent
for grilling with its firm, dense tex-
ture and has become very popular
in "blackened" fish preparations


featured in Cajun cuisine. It is also a
rich source of protein, vitamins and
minerals. A four ounce raw serving
has only 130 calories (20 calories
from fat) with 26g protein, 2g of fat,
0.5g saturated fat, 50mg choles-
terol, 70mg sodium, Og carbohy-
drate and 0.36g Omega 3 fatty acid
making it a perfect choice for those
health conscious eaters out there.
With its mild flavor and year-
round availability, yellowfin adapts
well to a myriad of recipes from a
simple grilled filet with herb butter
to that spicy blackened Cajun
entree complete with red beans
and rice. Try these yellowfin tuna
recipes for a savory introduction to
the great taste and versatility of this
Florida favorite.
Far East Florida Pan-Seared Yel-
lowfin Tuna
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons wasabi mustard
2 tablespoons ginger
2 cloves Florida garlic, minced
2 1-inch Florida Yellowfin tuna
steaks, approximately 1 1/4 pound
each
2 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt to taste
coarse black pepper to taste
sesame seeds
wasabi for dip
soy sauce for dip
Combine soy sauce, wasabi
mustard, fresh ginger and garlic
and pour over tuna steaks in a shal-


low pan. Marinate filets in the
refrigerator for 1 hour, turning
once. To cook, remove filets from
marinade and season filets with salt
and pepper. Sprinkle each side
with sesame seeds. Heat olive oil in
pan and brown tuna steaks for 1-2
minutes on both sides, being care-
ful to not overcook. Filets can also'
be grilled over hot coals or oven
grilled for 5 minutes per side. Serve
with additional wasabi mustard
and soy sauce on the side as dip-
ping sauces.
Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 378, Calories from Fat
88, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 2g,
Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol
32mg, Total Carbohydrates 12g,
Protein 24g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid
0.72g
Broiled Yellowfin Tuna with
Sauce Dijon
2 pounds Florida yellowfin
tuna steaks
1 cups olive oil
1 cups tarragon vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoon paprika
1 clove Florida garlic, sliced
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
paprika for garnish
Florida parsley, chopped for
garnish
Sauce Dijon (recipe follows)
Place fish in shallow dish.
Combine oil, vinegar, salt, papri-


ka, garlic and cayenne; remove
1/4 cup marinade, set aside. Pour
remaining marinade over fish.
Cover and marinate in the refrig-
erator at least 2 hours, turn fish
several times. Remove steaks
from marinade, discarding mari-
nade. Place steaks on a lightly-
oiled broiler pan. Baste top of
steaks with reserved marinade
and broil about 3 inches from
source of heat for 6-8 minutes.
Turn steaks and baste. Broil an
additional 6-8 minutes or until
fish flakes easily with a fork.
Sprinkle with paprika and
chopped parsley. Serve with
Sauce Dijon.
Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 270, Calories from fat
140, Total fat 15g, Saturated fat
3g, Cholesterol 60mg, Total car-
bohydrate Ig, Protein 30g.
Sauce Dijon
2 Florida egg yolks, beaten
3 cups water
2 tablespoons tarragon vine-
gar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Florida sugar
3 teaspoons salt
2 cups sour cream
Combine egg yolks, water,
vinegar, mustard, sugar and salt;
mix well. Cook over low heat stir-
ring constantly until thick. Stir in
sour cream. Serve warm.


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School News in Brief


Head start program
Harlem ACADEMY Day Care
will be accepting applications
for the Head Start Program May
16, 17, 24, 25, 30 and 31 from 9
a.m. to noon and 2-3 p.m. For
more information call 983-7335.
Class of '76 reunion
planned
The Clewiston High School
Class of '76 will hold.their 30
year reunion on Saturday, June
24 at 7 p.m. Please call Lorina at
983-7903 to make reservations.
Safe and Smart
Futures
The Safe and Smart Futures
and Title I Supplement Educa-
tional Services Programs are
continuing to operate after
school at Clewiston Middle
School through mid- May. Please
call 983-1530 for additional infor-
mation. (Los programs de Title
I despues de escuela continuan
opera hasta a mediados de
Mayo. Llame por favor a CMS al
983-1530 para mas informa-
cion).
C.H.S. Class of
1996 reunion
Clewiston High School's
Class of 1996 will be having their
10-year reunion May 26-27.
Classmates interested in receiv-
ing additional information can
contact Renee Hernandez-Moll
at (813)841-1466 or
reneemoll@hotmail.com, or
Stephanie Schneider-Busin at
(239)229-6385 or
stephanie@thesignatureofser-
vice.com.
Literacy program
The Clewiston Library, in con-
junction with the Harlem
Library, has recently completed
training volunteers to serve as
tutors to local adults who need
assistance in reading and writing
literacy. Trainers from Palm
Beach County presented two
intensive training workshops in
order to certify these volunteers.
These services are offered to
adults 18 and over who recog-
nize the need to read and write
with more proficiency. The ses-
sions are free to participants and
the hours are flexible, scheduled
around the needs of the individu-
als who sign up for the program.
Each person will be assessed by
the program director and paired
with a certified tutor. In an effort
to meet the needs of the com-
munity, the sessions will take
place at the Clewiston Library, as
well as in Harlem. For additional
information, please drop by the


Teach
Continued From Page 1
strongly about the educational
inequality issue in this country,
and I believe that my experi-
ences will allow me to make a
positive impact on many stu-
dents' lives." said Mr. Reaves.
"The challenges I face during my
two year commitment will help
prepare me for the challenges I
will face in graduate school and
in my business career."
Before heading to New York
with his fellow 2006 corps mem-
bers, Mr. Reaves will participate
in Teach For America's intensive
five-week summer training insti-
tute at St. Johns University.
There he will learn the overarch-
ing approach used by successful


Clewiston Library or the Harlem
Library for an application. You
may also contact the Program
Director, Sue Vaughn, at the
Clewiston Library, (863)983-
1493 or at home at (863)983-
1365. The paperwork is also
available from Barbara Oeffner,
Clewiston Library Director (863)
983-1947 or Florida Thomas,
Harlem Library Director
(863)902-3322.
TechBridge Youth
training program
TechBride Youth training
services, a program dedicated to
enhancing the employability and
work readiness skills of Out of
School Youth between the ages
of 16 and 21 who live in the
Hendry/Glades area, is presently
accepting applications for enroll-
ment and is ready to assist young
adults who are ready to get on
the road to success. In associa-
tion with the Clewiston Adult
School and the Clewiston Career
and Development Services Cen-
ter, we offer students the oppor-
tunity to obtain their GED and
we also conduct job searches
and assist students to continue
their educational goals. For more
information contact Patrick
Coleman at (863)983-1300 from
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Fri-
day.
Voluntary program
at pre-Kindergarten
In 2002, Florida voters passed
an amendment providing for
free, voluntary pre-kindergarten
opportunities for all children
who turned four on or before
Sept. I and reside in the state of
Florida. The school district will
offer a 300-hour program during
summer, 2006. The program will
run from May 31 through July 28
from 7:50 a.m. 3:10 p.m. The
summer programs will be
offered at Eastside Elementary in
Clewiston, and at Country Oaks
Elementary in LaBelle. There
will not be any transportation
provided by the district. This is a
free program for Florida families.
Research demonstrates that
high-quality preschool educa-
tion can substantially increase
children's chances of succeed-
ing both in school and in life.
Children who attend high quality
pre-kindergarten programs are
less likely to be held back a
grade, less likely to need special
education Mid more likely to
graduate high school. If you are
interested in signing up your
child for the VPK program please
go to the United Way House at
17 Ft. Thompson Street, LaBelle.
(863)675-8383.


teachers in low-income commu-
nities, teach in a summer school
program, work with a faculty of
experienced educators, and par-
ticipate in numerous profession-
al development activities. Once
Reaves begins teaching full-
time, he will continue his profes-
sional development and have
access to Teach For America's
local training and support
resources.
Corps members go above
and beyond traditional expecta-
tions to impact the lives of chil-
dren growing up in low-income
communities. In fact, a recent
independent study found that
students of Teach For America
corps members make 10% more
progress a year in math than is
typically expected, while slightly
exceeding the normal expecta-
tion for progress in reading.


Fun project
The Clewiston Public Library
is proud to announce a fun proj-
ect for school age students. We
are trying to reconstruct the
World Trade Center, using
approximately 50,000 pennies.
All school age children are invited
to help with this project on Tues-
days and Thursdays at 3 p.m. any
donations are very welcome.
H.E.R.E. meeting
The Clewiston Home School
Group. H.E.R.E., holds their reg-
ular meetings every first Thurs-
day of each month at the Youth
Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please bring a sack lunch, some-
thing interesting to share, and
join us if you home school or are
thinking of home schooling. The
parent-only home school meet-
ings are the third Monday of
each month at various homes.
We discuss education issues,
programs and upcoming events.
Please call 983-8710 or 983-6161
for more information. We would
love to have you join us.
Fiftieth reunion
planned
Clewiston High School's
Class of 1956 is planning their
50th year class reunion in June.
Tentative plans call for a brunch
at Roland Martin's Saturday
morning, June 17, at 9:30 a.m.
There will be activities during
the day at the Clewiston Country
Club from noon until 4 p.m. and
a dinner at the Country Club that
night. The Classes of 1955-1957
are also invited to join the cele-
bration, however anyone inter-
ested in attending may do so. For
more information and ticket
prices, contact David Clark at
(954)428-1792.
Kindergarten
Registration under way
Registration requirements for
students enrolling into Kinder-
garten: Students must be 5 years
old on or before September 1st,
2006 and parents must bring the
child's: 1. Birth certificate issued
by the Vital Statistics Office from
the state in which the child was
born, 2. Current Florida physical
which must not be more than 12
months old at the time the child
enters school, 3. Florida Certifi-
cate of Immunization which
must be on the original blue card
4. Proof of Residence. Accept-
able forms of proof are rent
receipts, utility bills, cable bills,
etc. The registration office is at
475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewis-
ton. For more information call
Peggy Rudd, registrar at
(863)902-4344.


At the same time, through
their teaching experience, corps
members gain insight and con-
viction that influences their
career trajectories and sense of
civic duty, making them a pow-
erful leadership force working
from within education and from
every other sector to effect the
systemic changes needed to
ensure educational opportunity
for all.
Since its first 500 corps mem-
bers entered classrooms in 1990;
more than 14,000 outstanding
college graduates of all academ-
ic majors have joined Teach For
America. Corps members teach
in 22 locations in underserved
communities across the country.
For more information on Teach
For America, please visit:
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School
Continued From Page 1
cussed. This work is scheduled
to begin immediately.
The replacement of the
canopies at Central Elementary
was also discussed. This work
will be performed during the
summer at a cost of just over
$43,000. Existing walkways and
steps for the portable classroom
units are also being replaced.
All of the new air condition-
ing units have been installed and
are operational. Ductwork
remains to be done and the sys-
tem still has to be balanced,
according to the school board.
Concerning Eastside and
Westside Elementary Schools;
the advertisement for bids to
replace the canopies and the
aluminum work at the schools
has attracted the interest of a sin-
gle bidder.
Clewiston Middle School pre-
vocational wing has been dried
out and all classes have
resumed. In addition, the con-
tract for roof repairs for the pre-
vocational wing and mainte-
nance building have been
awarded and work will begin
sometime in May or June of this
year, officials said.


Offender
Continued From Page 1
The commission voted to
table the item at Monday night's
city meeting, pending further
legal review. It will be discussed
again at a future meeting of the
Clewiston City Commission,
when it is expected officials will
approve the first reading of the
ordinance.
The commission will then,
hold a public hearing to allow
the community to provide its
input before making a final
determination on the proposal.
With hurricane season quick-
ly approaching, the ordinance
also seeks to keep sex offenders
.out of public shelters where chil-
dren may be present during hur-
ricanes and other natural disas-
ters.
Sex offenders will have the
option, in the event of a hurri-
cane, to take temporary shelter
in the county jail.



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Miss Annie Raulerson survived the hurricane of 1928


By Twila Valentine
Edited by MaryAnn Morris
OKEECHOBEE From 1977
until her death in 2003, Indepen-
dent Newspapers of Florida was
privileged to have on staff a
superb writer and historian, Twila
Valentine. Mrs. Valentine wrote
much about the history of the
people and places around Lake
Okeechobee and about the lake
itself. Together with Okee-
chobee's Betty Williamson, Presi-
dent of the Okeechobee Historical
Society, she co-authored a book,
now in its second printing,
"Strolling down Country Roads in
Okeechobee."
Mrs. Valentine conducted the
following interview with "Miss
Annie" Raulerson in September
1988.
Annie Raulerson, the wife of
Hiram Raulerson, had been mar-
ried about two years and a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the same
length of time, when the 1928 hur-
ricane arrived in Okeechobee on
Sept. 16. She recalled her memo-
ries of that devastating storm and
its aftermath."
"My father-in-law (Lewis
Raulerson) made us all go down
to the store because he felt like
that it was the strongest building
in town (the brick store still stands
at the corner of W.S. Park Street
and S.W. 5th Avenue. It currently
(1988) houses the Uh-Oh Outlet).
We weren't the only ones there.
There were just so many people
you could hardly walk in there.
The other people had the same
idea. At one point, the Northern
Hotel, which was on the corner
south of the store, had the canopy
blow off and it hit the back of the
store. Some of these women had
been in the hurricane in Miami in
1926, and they were yelling and
screaming and they thought the
store was going down. That part
of it was kind of bad," "Miss
Annie" said.
"One of my brothers was visit-
ing and all of the men would have
to hold hands as they went down
the west side of the store and
coming around the south side, the
wind was so strong you couldn't
stand up. One time, they went
around the store and when they
came back, they said that
Meserve's store was not there any-


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more. It was lying flat. We figured
they had had a fire," she contin-
ued.
Okeechobee Hardware had
been built by Ellis Meserve as a
two-story building in 1915.
Meserve and his wife, Faith Rauler-
son Meserve, lived in an apart-
ment on the second floor. When
the store was destroyed in the
storm, it was re -built as a single
story and the Meserves built a
new home on S. Parrott.
"There was no flooding to the
middle of town. There was water,
but no flooding up here in the
middle of town. It ended really
where the boats started at about
where the city limits are and the
water came up to that point. It
was about where the water tower
is. (?? Near City Hall???) People
were going in boats from there
down to the lake. It had washed
out the Eagle Bay bridge and peo-
ple like the Lightseys who had
been hanging up in the trees
couldn't get off. Pogy Bill was the
sheriff then and he took boats
over there and kept bringing those
people in. He brought them to the
store. It was awful. Those people
were scared to death and wet. All
they had were the clothes on their
backs," said "Miss Annie."
In the book, "Lake Okee-
chobee: Wellspring of the Ever-
glades" by Alfred J. and Kathryn A.
Hanna, the authors said that fol-
lowing the storm in 1928, Pogy
Bill's services were invaluable
because in addition to directing
rescue operations, he know every-
body on the lake and could identi-
fy the dead far better than the
relief workers.
"Miss Annie" said that during
the long cleanup following the
storm, she had her first involve-
ment with the Red Cross, a part-
nership that has lasted for 60


years.
"The Red Cross had a hall
where they opened up a soup
kitchen. A friend of mine asked
me if I would come down and
help and I've been involved with
the Red Cross ever since then,"
she said.
"After the storm was over, I
happened to be one on a commit-
tee and the Red Cross came in. I
wish I knew how much money
they spent on the storm, but it was
thousands and thousands of dol-
lars. They rebuilt homes and busi-
nesses. There was a businesses.
There was a business out of S.W
Park Street, Fordham and Kirk-
man, and it (the building) was
made of cement blocks. They
used so much more sand then
and was made of cement blocks.
They used so much more sand
then and they just weren't very
stable. It just blew that building
down. Anyway, they had a com-
mittee that would go around, they
didn't have any names, but they
got a history of the house, the kind
of house they had and what it was
worth and the Red Cross put the
houses back in the same condi-
tion they were before the storm.
Of course, there wasn't a lot of
real fancy houses, but they spent
for them and the businesses, too,"
she continued.
"I remember down there at
their (Red Cross) soup kitchen,
they were giving people tetanus
shots, because they were afraid
after the flood and so many had
been in the water. I remember
there was this one great big old
boy, he just keeled over. You
would have thought he could
have done almost anything."
"They were scared about
typhoid, too. You had to boil all
the water you used."
"For about a year after all that
was over, there was a social work-
er who came and she'd go all out
in the country. I used to go with
her and she was appalled at the
amount of hookworm there was.
She'd go out to the schools, there
were a lot of them then," she said.
.(Ossie Raulerson, who was
born in Ft. Drum in 1906, said
about the time he started there
were five or six schools: Fort
Drum, Basinger, Mosquito Creek,
the main school in town and one
other that he remembered.)


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Sometime after the Hurricane of 1928, this aerial photo was marked to show how far toward
the center of downtown Okeechobee the flood water rose. The bridge over Taylor Creek is
Park St. (SR 70).


During the hurricane of 1928, many people took refuge in the brick Okeechobee Hardware
building. Photographs taken after the storm show the building, without the two-story porch,
which was wooden.


Dry condil


TALLAHASSEE Wildfires
fueled by extra-dry conditions
have burned nearly 61,000 acres
and several homes in Florida so
far this year, prompting State Fire
Marshal Tom Gallagher to warn
that anyone who intentionally
causes a fire will face aggressive
action. Mr. Gallagher also is urg-
ing Floridians to take steps to pro-
tect their families and property.
"It is critical that we not only
protect our homes and property,
but that we make sure we do
nothing that could put anyone
else's home or property at risk,"
Mr. Gallagher said... "Anyone
who starts a wildfire can expect
aggressive action from the State
Fire Marshal's Office."
Governor Jeb Bush has
issued an executive order declar-
ing a state of emergency and
called in the National Guard to
assist with firefighting. The State
Fire Marshal's Office is assisting
the Division of Forestry in coor-
dinating heavy equipment to
protect homes and is assisting in
the investigation to determine if
the fires were the result of arson.
Last week was Arson Aware-
ness Week in Florida, and Mr.
Gallagher said parents must
teach children to never play with
matches or lighters, as juveniles
have been charged in some of
this year's wildfires, including a
large one that destroyed numer-


tions increase wildfire danger
S- Sturdy shoes anid extra
"It is critical that we not only protect our homes clothing
Food and supplies for pets
and property, but that we make sure we do noth- If a fire is threatening your
ing that could put anyone else's home or prop- home or nearby area, Mr. Gal-
erty at risk." Keep a radio on for
Tom Gallagher, updates.
State Fire Marshal Remove combustible items
from around your home, includ-
ing lawn and poolside furniture,
ous homes in Lee County. He is make sure they are working. umbrellas, fabric awnings, tarp
urging anyone who suspects Establish a home escape coverings, firewood, fuel tanks,
arson to call 1-877-662-7766 (1- plan and practice it. Designate a and fuel-powered equipment.
877-NOARSON). meeting place outside. Place valuables that will not
Topography, fuel sources, Plan several escape routes be damaged by water in a pool
and weather all influence the away from your property. or pond.
spread of wildfire, but statistics Gallagher also advised gath- 9 Close all doors and win-
show that trimming and clean- ering important insurance and dows inside to prevent draft.
ing vegetation around your financial documents in a water- Take down flammable
home can profoundly improve a proof container. He also said it drapes, curtains, and close
home's chances of surviving a is a good idea to videotape your Venetian blinds.
wildfire. Mr. Gallagher said the home and property, and docu- Close gas valves and turn
first step is to fire-proof your ment your recording by holding off all pilot lights.
home and the area around it. up a newspaper, then keep the Turn on a light in each
Remove limbs, leaves, and videotape in the same container room for visibit in case of
pine needles from the roof. with your important documents room for visibility in case of
Trim tree limbs away from Also create a disaster'kit in heavy smoke.
each other and from roof eaves, case you have to evacuate and Leave sprinklers on roofs or
Remove dead and diseased include: anything that might be damaged
trees and prune lower branches Flashlight with extra batter- by fire, including fuel tanks.
away from shrubs or grass. ies Be ready to evacuate family
Clear pine needles, leaves Portable, battery-operated and pets when fire nears or
and debris from the ground in- radio with extra batteries when instructed to do so by
between brush and trees. First-aid kit local officials.
Keep grass mowed to less Non-perishable food and "Wildfire is a very real threat
than four inches. water for many Floridians right now,
Do not use the area under Non-electric can opener and we need to do all we can to
decks for storage. 0 Medications protect our homes and commu-
Install smoke alarms and Cash and credit cards nities," Mr. Gallagher said.


Hurricane aid


sign-up under way

LAKELAND, Fla. The U.S. unavailable with respect to loss-
Department of Agriculture es in contiguous counties. A list
(USDA) announced on May 1 that of eligible counties can be found
sign-ups would begin May 17 for at www.usda.gov/Hurricaneln-
four crop and livestock assistance fo.xml.
programs providing aid to pro- The Hurricane Indemnity Pro-
ducers affected by the destructive gram (HIP) will provide payments
2005 hurricane season. These to eligible producers who suf-
programs are funded by $250 mil- fered crop losses and received
lion in Section 32 funds author- either a Federal Crop Insurance
ized immediately following these Corporation crop insurance
storms. indemnity or a FSA Noninsured
USDA authorized the used of Crop Disaster Assistance Program
these funds in October 2005 for (NAP) payment. Producer's HIP
crop disaster, livestock, tree and benefits will equal 30 percent of
aquaculture assistance. The four the crop insurance indemnity or
programs are, the Livestock 30 percent of the NAP payment.
Indemnity Program, Feed Indem- More information on HIP is avail-
nity Program, Hurricane Indemini--... able in the online fact sheet at:
ty Program and Tree Indemnity http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/p
Program. ublications/facts/html/hip06.htm.
"Florida Citrus Mutual com- The Tree Indemnity Program
mends the USDA and Secretary (TIP) will provide payments to eli-
Johanns for their continued efforts gible owners of commercially
to provide assistance to those grown fruit trees, nut trees, bush-
growers impacted by the 2005 es and vines that produce an
hurricane season," said Jay Clark, annual crop and were lost or
Florida Citrus Mutual's interim damaged due to the hurricanes.
executive vice president/CEO. FSA will base TIP payments on
To be eligible for this assis- the crop's proximity to the hurri-
tance, a producer's loss must canes based on established tiers,
have occurred in one of 261 which reflect the severity of dam-
counties receiving a primary age from least to most severe.
presidential or secretarial disas- More information on TIP is avail-
ter designation due to 2005 Hur- able in the online fact sheet at:
ricanes Dennis, Katrina, Ophelia, http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/pub
Rita or Wilma. Assistance is lications/facts/html/tip06.htm.


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Drug use starting


at earlier age


The Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Admin-
istration (SAMHSA) recently
released a report from ongoing
monitoring of the Treatment
Episode Data Set (TEDS) show-
ing an increase in the number
of people in treatment for drug
addiction who started at an ear-
lier age.
The report tracked treat-
ment admissions from 1993 to
2003 and the percentage of
people in treatment who start-
ed using drugs before the age
of 13 had increased from 12
percent to 14 percent during
that time span. The total num-
ber of people jumped from
about 114,000 to more than
162,000.
In a SAMHSA release, Admin-
istrator Charles Curie
exclaimed, "Age at first use is an
important predictor of the
potential for serious substance
abuse problems later in life. The
increase in the proportion of the
admissions for drug use before
age 13 should be a wake-up call
to parents to speak with their
children early and often about
the dangers of drug use."
Education and prevention
efforts must start at earlier
ages, and must start at home.


Our children need to know
everything about drugs and the
damage they cause and this
can be done without building
their curiosity or using scare
tactics. Simple communication
with the truth is what works.
Narconon Arrowhead's
drug education and prevention
program works with kids, par-
ents, ministers, counselors,
teachers and anyone else in an
effort to create and maintain
drug-free youth. While the pro-
gram includes a very successful
rehabilitation program based
on the research and develop-
ments of American author and
humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard,
the professionals working in
the treatment center would
much rather not have to see
those kids in the future going
through treatment.
Take the time to speak to
your kids about drug and alco-
hol abuse, and let's make a bet-
ter society for all.
For more information or
help, contact Narconon Arrow-
head today at 1-800-468-6933 or
visit www.stopaddiction.com.
Free downloadable drug infor-
mation is also available at
www.drug-education.org. Act
now before it's too late.


Seminole Museum offers


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. In
honor of International Museum
Day, the Seminole Tribe of Florida
is offering FREE admission to the
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on the
Big Cypress Reservation in the
Florida Everglades and Ah-Tah-
Thi-Ki Museum at Okalee Village
located adjacent to the Seminole
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Holly-
wood this week, through Friday,
May 19.
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at
Big Cypress (which means "a
place to learn") located just three
miles from Billie Swamp Safari on
the Big Cypress Reservation,
houses the nation's largest display
of the life and culture of the
unconquered Florida Seminoles.
The museum includes 5,000
square feet of exhibits in a mod-
ern museum adjacent to a cypress
dome in the Florida Everglades.
Visitors enjoy lifelike displays of
how Seminoles lived in the 1800s,
along with rare artifacts. Part of
the Seminole collection on loan
from the Smithsonian National
Museum of the American Indian is
featured at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki
Museum, including moccasins,
leggings, turtle shell rattles, silver-
work, beaded sashes, and medi-
cine baskets. The Museum also
has exhibits of its own holdings,
including southeastern beaded
shoulder bags and Seminole
patchwork clothing.
The exhibit gallery includes
user-friendly computers where
visitors can find more information


on the Seminole Tribe's rich histo-
ry and culture. In addition to the
informative exhibits, the Museum
features a living village with Semi-
nole Tribal members making
handmade arts and crafts.
Gallery exhibits include:
Transportation: Learn how
the Seminoles traveled through
the
Everglades in canoes made
from cypress trees.
Economy: Understand how
the Seminoles survived by hunt-
ing, tanning buckskins, gathering
food and gardening.
Exciting film: View a dramat-
ic five-screen presentation on
Seminole history.
Rare artifacts: See actual
clothing, tools and implements
used in times past, some on loan
from the Smithsonian National
Museum of the American Indian.
Living village: Visit an
authentic Native American village
with Seminole Tribal members
preparing traditional arts and


crafts.
Spiritual beli
glimpse into the
ceremony, the an
Dance.
History an(
friendly compute
the opportunity
information on
Tribe's rich history
Gift shop: Bu
and crafts, and '
music, jewelry, I
venirs.
Nature trail
the beautiful Big
on over one mil
nature trails thro
and fauna.
The new Ah-T
um at Okalee V
located at the
Rock Hotel and
wood, features
Seminole culture
artifacts in three
leries totaling 4,00
Gallery exhibit


free admission
Colorful Seminole patch-
efs: Get a unique work and patchwork clothing in a
sacred religious historic retrospective of this dis-
nual Green Corn tinctive folk art
Seminole-genre paintings A
d culture: User- including works of art about the i
*rs allow visitors Seminole Tribe by noted non-
to find further Seminole artists as well as by
the Seminole Seminoles themselves
y and culture. The largest known work by
uy Seminole arts nationally known Native Ameri-
Native American can mural artist Fred Beaver
books and sou- Vintage photos from the
early 1900s that depict Seminole
1: Walk through lifestyles and pastimes taking you
Cypress Swamp a step back in time
e of boardwalk The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at
ugh native flora Okalee Village is avidly collecting
original artifacts pertaining to
'ah-Thi-Ki Muse- Seminole culture and will feature
village, which is special exhibitions throughout the
Seminole Hard year.
I Casino Holly- The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museums
a collection of are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5
al and historical p.m. For more information, call
distinctive gal- 863/902-1113 or 954/797-5570.
10 square feet. Visit us online at www.semino-
s include: letribe.com/.


Trees replanted around county


Keep Palm Beach County
Beautiful, Inc. (KPBCB) held a
Board Luncheon on May 10,
2006 in Palm Beach to honor
Past President Libbey Webb for
her work with the non-profit
organization. Under her tenure
with KPBCB, a Hurricane Refor-
estation Program was developed
to help restore tree canopy in
publicly visible areas of the
County that had been lost or
damaged during the recent hur-
ricanes. The program was pri-
marily funded through a grant to
KPBCB from the Division of
Forestry. Additional sponsors
include the Solid Waste Authori-
ty of Palm Beach County, Waste
Management, and Florida Power
and Light Company. KPBCB
chose 16 tree projects to do
throughout the county. The
recipients of the tree projects


were announced at the Board
Luncheon and each received a
plaque commemorating the
award. They include:
The Judge Edward Rodgers
United States Post Office in Riv-
iera Beach;
The 1928 Storm Memorial,
City of West Palm Beach;
John Prince Park, Palm Beach
County Parks and Recreation
Department;
Boca Tierra Park, City of Boca
Raton;
Veterans Park, City of Delray
Beach;
Passive Park, Town of Ocean
Ridge;
Federal Highway Medians,
City of Boynton Beach;
Riverside Drive Linear Park,
City of Palm:Beach Gardens;
Lakeside Park, Village of
North Palrr Beach;


Lake Walk/Donald Ross
Rd./Kagan Park, Town of Juno
Beach;
Torry Island, City of Belle
Glade;
Boynton Beach High School,
School District of Palm Beach
County;
Golden Grove Elementary
School, School District of Palm
Beach County;
Military Trail, Brighton Lakes
Homeowners Association,
Boynton Beach;
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher
Park; and,
Mounts Botanical Gardens.
The Riviera Beach Post Office
and 1928 Storm Memorial tree
projects have already been com-
pleted. The other 14 projects will
be planted in the next several
months.


Submitted to INI
Pet of the Week
Tayna Hammil of Clewiston wrote, "Here is Blue. A 1 & 1/2 year old yellow lab male that
has grabbed our hearts the moment he walked into our lives .. literally. We were working
in our yard and here he came ... tongue flapping, tail wagging and on a mission to
nowhere. We gave him some water from the water hose and he hung out for the rest of
the day. We thought maybe someone would be by soon...to claim him and as the night
grew closer and no one showed, we called the Animal Rescue. They picked him up the
next morning and said we had 5 days to wait for someone to claim him. Well, needless
to say, no one claimed this beautiful animal and we were so fortunate to adopt him. We
feel he was a displacement from the hurricanes. He has been with us since early Janu-
ary and he has filled our home with much joy. He is so affectionate and such a "touch
me" dog, its hard not to pet him when he is near. He loves the water, of course! The pic-
ture is of him at the pond at Fisheating Creek with his swim toy. He loves camping, too!
He also loves riding in the vehicle and hanging his face into the wind. Such a joy!"


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absolutely gorgeous land. This home offers dual zoned A/C,

barn and workshop area. Horses are welcome! Make it yours!
$415,000.
CBS HOME ON RCRERGE
Tulicked under the oaks is where you'll find this wonderful
3BI/2BA CBS, split floor plan home situated on 4.82 acres.
This spacious yard is fenced and the pasture is fencedl and
cross-fenced complete with a stall barn and tack room ready
for your horses. This spacious home offers vaulted ceilings,
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$399,900
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LISTINGS LIKE THESE?


* $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. This home has new tile, carpet, paint, cabinets,
hot water heater, bathroom and new roof with a transfer-
able warranty. Great investment potential or first time
home buyer.
MOBILE HOMES:
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA 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.
* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse which
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 New 4BD/2BA &
3BD/2BA Manufactured Homes on .50+/- acres in El
Rio S/D.
* $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 MHYC. The MHYC is a
55+ ownership 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.
* $52,000 PRICE REDUCED!. 3BD/2BA Nice cor-
ner lotIMMlJ Es CaN Rmaftw located
dose to schools, shopping and restaurants.
ACREAGE:
* $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
shops and much more!
* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre.
One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with clean
bill of health.
* PRICE REDUCED $900,000 45+/- Hard to find acres
adjoining Babcock property in Muse. Paved road access.
* $850,000 40+/- acres beautifully secluded with
pasture, ponds, cabbage palms and oaks.
* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart of Alva on busy
SR 80.
* $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.
* $14 i A o/-Acres
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* $98,900 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura. There is a
single wide mobile li filt$ tBj]it the property. The
mobile home is to be sold "as is."
HOMESTES:
* $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 HOMESITE
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lii- r'i.)ous 4BR/2B remodeled home. Glowing
ii,-, t.u iry, from the new Hardy-Board siding to
'..-,,,,J floors. A/C, appliances, hot water tank,
doors and vanities are all less than 2 years old. New
roof being installed. Call today for this worry free
home! $247,500.
* REDUCED this livable, loveable 3BR/1B CBS
home with 4th bedroom/office in LaBelle limits.
Features include walk-in closet, newer air condition-
er, fenced backyard, irrigation and a front deck to
die for. Only $239,900.
* HOP, SKIP & AJUMP! Only minutes separate you
from banking, shopping, schools and much more.
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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 hoo ,,t ,La, le, a led
street. 4Ir fl & l ack
yard. Priced @ $159,900.
* Just like NEW! 3BR/1.5B CBS home within walk-
ing distance from shopping. Features include new
berber carpet, ceramic tile, all new cabinets and
much more. Priced to sell at only $119,900.



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Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 ac in grow-
ing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufac-
tured home with over 1100 sq ft of living area
ready for occupancy. SELLER FINANCING AVAIL-
ABLE! $149,900
* 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 clowninEaround about
the calglm w^ oK s oni


cleared 2.5+/- acres. WOW! Be sure to check out the
huge horse barn and workshop. Box stalls, feed
room large workshop. Lower your blood pressure!
$169,900.
* 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


* 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 rs t 5 _teW^ 0rW iM 27
zolnt t Beared
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!

Hard to find double in growing ort LaBelle
* 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-
ment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large 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. .....


* 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 offUS27 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 RI/V sites. $2,800,000
* Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings with
over 5,800 sq ft of work area on 1+/- acre. Zoned for
Heavy Industrial use. Currently is fully rented out to
3 businesses. Listed at only $525,000.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 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
corner
inconTC 8uh~r fiiufpl^ oui.'vest~r l this
site now! $165,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezoning to
Business. $119,900.


THIS CHARMING CEDAR HOME sits on an
oversized corner lot in the city. The 2BR/2BA
home has vaulted ceilings and tile in the living
area. French doors provide views to the outside.
Fenced back yard and 8' x 10' shed for extra stor-
age. $199,900


WATERFRONT HOMES/LOTS
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION!!! This 3
+/- acre peninsula has over 700' of
Caloosahatchee River frontage with Hwy. 29
access. Zoned C-2 your possibilities are endless!
$3,900,000
ONE OF THE FEW RIVERFRONT PARCELS on


the market. This stunning 10.7 Acres is very
unique with 600 +/- feet fronting on the beautiful
Caloosahatchee River. Look to the East and West
and enjoy endless views from the raised riverbank.
The waterfront piece features lakefront on the
South side and riverfront on the North. Build your
dream home and enjoy the peace and tranquility
that LaBelle's Caloosahatchee has to offer.
$1,950,000
SPECTACULAR RIVERFRONT ESTATE SITE


.n'- ;- u1| with over 200 feet of waterfront and already sepa-
kua' T rated into 2 lots. The fabulous view is naturally
W. pristine across and up the river from this "Point"
MOVE IN READY! Newly remodeled 3BR/2BA on both the main river and the "Old River", which
home located on large lot in the city. New carpet, features 60 feet of protected dockage. Rip Rap of
flooring and interior paint and spacious master riverbank is in progress. There is NO "Corps
bedroom. Price reduced to sell $179,900 Setback" on either lot, which may allow houses
and/or pools unusually close to River. Beautiful
.. area of upscale homes within blocks of central
S" LaBelle. $1,500,000
GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT This 1.04 acre lot is
wooded and located on County Road 78. Build
your dream home on this parcel and enjoy endless
views of the Caloosahatchee River Price Reduced
$499,900
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large kitchen, new a/c, upgraded appliances, jet
tub and above ground pool. $174,900
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THIS IMMACULATE MANUFACTURED HOME
is situated on shaded oversized lot in town and
completely fenced. Home features vaulted ceil-
ings, split floor plan, kitchen with pantry and
breakfast island. Front and back porches are great
for outdoor entertaining and enjoyment.
REDUCED $134,900


LOVERS. This 2/2 CBS Home & Guest mobile is
on Jacks Branch with river access. This Unique
one of a kind property also has it's own private
ISLAND. Gorgeous property is covered with large
oaks. Call for more details. This is a MUST SEE.
$475,000
EXCELLENT BUYt! This .84 +/- Acre creek front
homesite is located on Pollywog Creek in beauti-
ful river front community. Build your dream
home on this oversized Creekfront lot which pro-
vides beautiful oaks, access to the Caloosahatchee
River and some river views. Price Reduced
$149,900 Possible Owner Financing Available!
BEAUTIFUL RIVERVIEWS from this waterfront
homesite on dredged river oxbow w/ private dock
in place. Homesite is located approx. 75 ft. from
the main river in an area of nice homes. Permits


are in place to re-dredge oxbow to 6-8 ft. depth.
$499,000.
HOMES IN LABELLE
A GREAT RENTAL INVESTMENT OR STARTER
HOMEI This 3BR/2BA manufactured home has a
lot ot offer. It features a split floor plan, a deck for
entertaining, a garden tub in the master bath, new
paint throughout and new carpet. This mobile is
priced to sell!! $125,000.
WELL MAINTAINED 3BR/2BA MANUFAC-
TURED HOME w/ office or possible 4th bed-
room. Located within city limits, completely
fenced and priced to sell! $99,900
HOMES
LIKE NEW THIS 3 BEDROOM. 2 BATH PEA-


TURES A LARGE BONUS ROOM. The home
offers a split floor plan, upgraded appliances,
pantry, laundry room, custom floors, and a large
open patio. The landscaping is done and the cus-
tom driveway adds a nice touch to this one of a
kind must see. $185,000.:
3BR/1,5BA MOBILE HOME on 2.5+/- acres
located in Muse. Priced to sell $129,900.
SELLER RELOCATING! Ready to move in and a
must see to believe! Located in a private country
setting in Horseshoe Acres Subdivision. This 2
bedroom, 1 bath manufactured home is situated
on over a half acre lot, shaded screened deck, with
many fruit trees and partially fenced yard. Dog on
premises. Call ahead. $129,500.
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY This 2 bedroom
1.5 bath mobile home is located in quiet River
Oaks Subdivision, Ortona Fl. Great investment for
the part-time Floridian, or a great get-away. The
home is being sold partially furnished, and offers
a split floor plan with vaulted ceilings. $58,500
HOMES ON ACREAGE
UNIQUE. DESIRABLE AND SECLUDED Less


offer his and hers walk-in closets, garden tub, sep-
arate shower, dual sinks and access to the pool.
Too many improvement to mention, call for your
private showing! $1,450,000.
3BR/1BA CBS HOME ON 8.8+/- ACRES
fronting on paved road approx. 3 miles from town.
Property is fenced & cross fenced w/ gorgeous
oaks and horse stable. $490,000.
3.18 +/- ACRES W/1BR/1,5BA COTTAGE style home
located in Port LaBelle Ranchettes, one of LaBelle's most
desirable communities. Situated at the-end of a cul de
sac provides a peaceful & private setting. Cathedral ceil-
ings, ceramic tile throughout, open floor plan and wrap
around porch. $469,900
3BR/2BA LIKE NEW 2003 PALM HARBOR manufa-
cutured home on 2.5 acres located west of LaBelle. Split
floor plan, spacious kitchen, breakfast bar and walk in
closets. $219,900.
QUIET COUNTRY RETREAT Like new manufactured
home on 2.82 acres in quiet Ft. Denaud. This immacu-
late home offers vaulted ceilings, entertainment pack-
age includes a large screen television w/stereo and sur-
round sound, split floor plan, built in computer center,
large master bedroom and bath w/ garden tub and sep-
arate shower. Upgraded appliances add a nice touch, to
the large open kitchen w/ eat-in breakfast bar and for-
mal dining. $212,500
ACREAGE/LOTS
40ACRE- Gerber Grove $660,000
2.5 +/- ACRES. stocked pond, partially fenced, unique
oak grove and ready to build. Great location on CR 78
approx. 2 miles from town. Seller motivated! $199,000
10 ACRE PARCEL located offHwy 74 (Bermont Road)
in Charlotte County. Property zoned agricultural. Price
Reduced $100,000
BEAUTIFUL OAK COVERED CITY OF LABELLE


LOT. Located in established neighborhood. Build your
home on this .45 acre lot. Price Reduced $70,000
BEAUTIFUL 100' X 185' RESIDENTIAL HOMESITE


than a mile from the new West Glades Elementary. w/beautiful oaks located in the city of LaBelle and ready
This property is 14.5 acres in one of the fastest to build! $89,900
growing areas of Glades County. Surrounded by OVERSIZED ,64 ACRE WOODED residential home-
large acreage, this parcel has been cleared and site located in the city. $89,000
fenced. This custom built home is spacious and 1.25 ACRES LOT in growing Montura Ranch Estate
very well kept. Over 3,400 sq.ft. split floor plan fea- more lots available $49,500
tures ceramic tile, 3 large bedrooms, walk-in clos- COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS
ets, and 2.5 spacious baths. The island kitchen has PRIME LOCATION1 Business zoned property located
walk-in pantry, breakfast area, and is open to the in Downtown LaBelle. Perfectly situated on the corner
large family room. The master bedroom and bath of (Hwy 29) Bridge Street and Park Avenue thi property


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. 863-675-2718 1-877-675-2718
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has endless possibilities. "Old Historical Florida-Style"
two story building, 1,846 sq. ft. w/ 122' frontage on
Bridge Street and a "Quaint Old-Florida Cracker-Style"
office fronting on Park Avenue. $1,200,000
REDUCED PRICE $350.,000!! RENOVATED
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a place to locate your business. This is it! Highly visable,
only 180 ft. East of Bridge Street. Totally remodeled
building situated on .31 acre lot fronting on Washington
Ave. across from bank drive thru. Property is 175' deep
which leaves room for future expansion. Renovations
include all new crown molding, ceramic ,tile, siding,
plumbing, electric and A/C.
BUSINESS ZONED! This 2BR/IBA home is situated
on a high traffic road in the city. Just 2 blocks north of
Hwy 80 and 1 block east of Bridge Street and surround-
ed by local banks and businesses. Price reduced
$215,000
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ESTABLISHED IN 1984
THE GATOR BAIT PUB has been a thriving business in
the Pioneer Community for many years. If you've ever


wanted to run your own Restaurant and Lounge here's
your chance. This quaint establishment comes fully fur-
nished with a completely equipped kitchen, and offers a
great start for any entrepreneur. Priced at $174,500

This 1.12
acreparcel fea c |c paved roads &
a currently c, ,er 5,400 sq. ft.
PRICED TO SELL AT $525,000.
4,14 ACRES ZONED INDUSTRIAL Property features
80' x 100' hangar plus 1998 3BR/2BA 2,200 sq. ft. dou-
blewide mobile home. Great investment... Great
Location! $1,500,000 UNDER CONTRACT
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTYI Excellent investment oppor-
tunity w/277T frontage on Hwy29. 1.59+/- acres on cor-
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ings- (harehouse-3,800 sq. ft.; shop 1,600 sq. ft.; office
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Thursday, May 18, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


RELIGION 17


Stand firm and go forward


Submitted to INI
Honoring Mother Mary
Michael Muros crowned the statue of the Virgin Mary
with a wreath of flowers at Saint Theresa of the Child
Jesus Catholic Church in Buckhead Ridge on Sunday.
The ceremony honoring Mary as the mother of Jesus
Christ, is held each May.


Area Church News in Brief


Everybody birthday
celebration planned
PAHOKEE The United Mis-
sionary Baptist Church Family
along with the Pastor, Rev.
James W. White, will celebrate
the Annual EVERYBODY Birth-
day Bash on Sunday afternoon,
May 28, 2006 at 4 p.m. in the City
of Pahokee's Community Center
(Old High School Cafeteria)
located at 360C East Main Street,
Pahokee.
Everyone is invited (FREE),
but you MUST have an invitation
in order to get in. For an invita-
tion, please make contact with
ANY member of United before
Sunday, May 28. For more infor-
mation, call with Sister Allie H.
Biggs at (561) 924-5622; Sister
Mary Seabrook-Harper at
(561)924-9344; or, the church at
(561)924-3336 on Sunday.
Gospel concert ....
planned '' *
BELLE GLADE Come out
and get your blessings, come
out and get your soul lifted with
some good old gospel singing
on Saturday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at
Mt. Calvary First Baptist Church
in South Bay with Reverend Roo-
sevelt Cooper. For more infor-
mation contact Sister Loretta
Sandiford at (561)992-8512.


Friday Night Lights
CLEWISTON Evangel
Church Assembly of God Out-
reach Center is open from 7-10
p.m. every Friday to all 7-12
grade students in our communi-
ty. Activities available include
basketball; three Play Station 2
units, music, and games. Snack
bar with great prizes is open
each night.
CREW seeks
donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties
is seeking donations of building
materials and supplies, includ-
ing lumber, nails, drywall, to
assist residents with repairs and
continued clean up efforts in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Donations, including monetary
contributions, are tax
deductible. For more informa-
tion, email CREW headquarters
@aol.com or phone (863)983-
4316 or (863)946-1457.
Servicio en Espanol
CLEWISTON -First
Methodist Church of Clewiston
is starting a Hispanic Worship
Service Sunday evenings at 7
p.m. Son todos bienvenidos.
Everyone is welcome! Call Rev.
Perez at 677-3190 with ques-
tions.


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A number of years ago police
officer Eugene Smith received a
call to respond to a drowning in
a small lake. Officer Smith was
surprised since the lake at the
deepest point was only about
five feet deep. He assumed that
the victim was a child or maybe
a teenager. When he arrived he
was shocked to find that a per-
son over six feet tall had fallen
out of a boat and drowned in
five feet of water.
He imagined the man thrash-
ing and fighting the water until
he was completely exhausted
and then finally giving up. What
makes this such a tragedy is that
if the man had only been able to
stand up, he would not have
drowned.
Often when we are assailed
by the storms of life, we tend to
thrash around like the six foot
man until we are exhausted,
looking for answers all around
us when all we need to do is to
stand on the promises of God
and trust our God-given
resources, strengths, and abili-
ties. We tend to compound the
problem when we look for diffi-
cult or complex solutions, when
what is needed is often quite
simple and within our grasp.
God has given us the ability


and knowledge to help solve our
dilemmas. God gives us the
strength we need when we need
it as we con-
front the evil
forces and dif-..
ficult situa-
tions in our
world. f G
I figure we
have a choice.
We can look at
our situation,
at what needs John
to be done, Hicks
and be over-
whelmed, or we can go forward
in the promise of God for the
glory of God.
In the book of Exodus, Moses
is leading the people of God to
the promised land. Many times
during their journey they faced
situations that seemed impossi-
ble. Each time the impossible
became possible through God's
help.
One of the greatest lessons
God showed them came when
the Egyptians were advancing
on them and they were afraid.
The word of God came to them
through Moses, who said, "Do
not be afraid, stand firm, and see
the deliverance that the LORD
will accomplish for you today;
for the Egyptians whom you see
today you shall never see again.
The LORD will fight for you, and


you have only to keep still." I
especially love the next part.
Moses went to God with the
worries and complaints of the
Israelites. Then the LORD said to
Moses, "Why do you cry out to
me? Tell the Israelites to go for-
ward."
So Moses told the people to
go forward, and you know the
rest of the story.
The waters of the sea parted
and the people of Israel passed
through the waters to safety on
the far shore. The story ends
with these words, "Thus the
Lord saved Israel."
Now, I don't care how you
explain what happened that
afternoon along the banks of the
Red Sea, so long as you remem-
ber two things. First, remember
that when things looked diffi-
cult, God told the people to
stand firm in their faith and then
go forward. Second, when the
people obeyed God and went
forward, God kept his promises
to them, and they were set free
from their bondage, and they
realized God's provision and
ultimately God's vision for them.
"It is God who arms me with
strength and makes my way per-
fect. He makes my feet like the
feet of a deer; He enables me to
stand on the heights." (2 Samuel
22:33-34).


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Question: Dear Doc Savvy. I just
recently got a guinea pig for my
son. We have been doing some.
research and read something
about guinea pigs and Vitamin C.
Would you mind clarifying a bit?
Thanks Doc, Jose from Belle
Glade
Answer: Hello Jose. Yes! Guinea
pigs do need to have Vitamin C
supplemented
to their diets
just like we
humans do.
The facts
are...Guinea
Pigs and pri-
mates are the
only species
which can not
synthesize their Doc
own Vitamin C, Savvy
therefore need
to get in their diets. If that doesn't
happen, then a condition called
scurvy can occur. For humans,
scurvy is a disease of the
past.. Kinda non-existent these
days here in the USA. In third world
countries, it is still a problem. All
good quality guinea pig diets have
Vitamin C added to it. But recently,
a very good guinea pig client of
mine from Clewiston pointed out
how the Vitamin C added to guinea
pig pellets will diminish and expire
with time. So remember to check
the dates on your guinea pig food,
and never purchase more than a
few weeks supply at a time. This
way you can always ensure a good
source of Vitamin C for your pet.
Other great sources of Vitamin C
can be found in fruits too. In gener-
al, guinea pigs need greens and
fruits supplemented as well. Hope
that clarifies!
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Palm Healthcare Foundation honors nurses


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Palm Healthcare Foundation recently honored outstanding
nurses. Left to right are Patricia Hood, Laura Alexander, Mar-
cia Bodden, Opal Reynolds, Lois Gackenheimer, Wilfredo
Rosas, Jezabei Maisonet and Coleen Figluzzi.
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Patricia Hood, pictured with the Honorable Harry Johnson,
received the Extra Mile Award, at the Palm Beach County
Nurse of the Year celebration.


WEST PALM BEACH Palm
Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
(PHF) recently announced Lois
Gackenheimer, RN, NHA, of the
Academy for Practical Nursing
and Health Occupations, as the
PHF Palm Beach County Nurse of
the Year. Ms. Gackenheimer
received this honor, along with
the Leadership of the Year
Award, in front of 750 guests at
the Fourth Annual PHF and
Newschannel 5 Nursing Distinc-
tion Awards Ceremony at the
Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach on
May 5. "No other county in the
nation treats nurses the way
Palm Healthcare does! They
make every nurse in the commu-
nity feel special. There is
absolutely nothing like it," said
the most gracious award winner
Ms. Gackenheimer.
Ms. Gackenheimer has been
in the nursing profession since
1971. She was unaware she had
won the Nurse of the Year Award
until they announced her name.
Her loving husband and two
daughters, who had surprised her
by flying in from D.C. for the big
event, were on hand to support
her. She was nominated by a vari-
ety of people including the Acad-
emy for Practical Nursing and
Health Occupations, the Morse
Geriatric Center, US Department
of Labor, Workforce Alliance and
the Director of Nurses Associa-
tion of Palm Beach County.
"We are so thrilled to put on
an event like this that recognizes
some of the most dedicated
members of our local communi-
ty," said Bob Jaffe, PHF Chair.
"Recognition for these nurses
who are the backbone of health-
care delivery in Palm Beach
County, is more than deserved
and is the reason this prestigious
annual event has become such a
success." added PHF Executive
Director, Suzette Wexner. "It is a
celebration of the nursing profes-


sion where members from vari-
ous healthcare establishments
can be respected and enjoy
themselves." Proceeds from the
not-for-profit event will be used
for nursing scholarships in Palm
Beach County.
Nursing Distinction Award
Winners Included:
Nursing Student of the Year
- Laura Alexander, LPNm Florida
Atlantic University and Bethesda
Memorial Hospital (Boynton
Beach);
Certified Nursing Assistant
of the Year Wilfredo 'Willie'
Rosas, Jupiter Medical Center
(Jupiter);
Licensed Practical Nurse of
the Year Opal Reynolds, LPN
West Boca Medical Center (Boca
Raton);
Extra Mile Award Patricia
Hood, RN, Glades General Hospi-
tal (Belle Glade);}
Educator of the Year -
Coleen Figliuzzi, RN, BSN, NCSN;
Boca Raton Community Hospi-
tal/Del Prado Elementary (Boca
Raton);
Hands & Heart Award Jez-
abel Maisonet, RN, BSN, Caridad
Clinic (Boynton Beach);
Registered Nurse of the Year
Marcia Bodden, RN, BSC, Chil-
dren's Medical Services (West
Palm Beach);
The Leadership Award -
Lois Gackenheimer, RN, NHA,
Academy for Practical Nursing
and Health Occupations (West
Palm Beach);
Lifetime Achievement
Award Christine Lynn, Benefac-
tor of the College of Nursing at
Florida Atlantic; Lynn University
(Boca Raton).
Steve Weagle, Chief Meteorol-
ogist at WPTV, NewsChannel 5,
NBC was the Master of Cere-
monies for the second year in a
row. In classic black-tie, he
kicked off the awards by intro-
ducing last year's Nurse of the


Year and Distinction Award win-
ners and keynote speaker Deidre
Hall, longtime actress best
known for her role as Dr. Marlena
Evans on the hit daytime soap
opera Days of our Lives.

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LAND AUCTION 1/4+/-
acres in Historic Botetourt
County, VA offered in 12
Tracts. Mountain View home
sites, creek frontage, open
pasture, and mature wood-
ands. Access to the National
Forest for hunting and rec-
reational enthusiasts. Auc-
tion Saturday, June 3 at
11:00 a.m. Inspection dates:
May 21 from 2pm to 6pm,
May 27, 10am to 4pm and
June 2 from 10am to 2pm.
Contact Woltz & Associates,
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DACHSHUND, small brown
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identify. (863)467-2600.


DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80. RE-
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CAT- 12yrs old, blk, w/whi
markings, F, spayed, very
friendly, prefer adults w/no
pets (863)675-6205
CATS, (3) 8 mos. old males, 1
black/white, 1 white w/blue
eyes & 1 Siamese mix w/blue
eyes. (863)763-8318
KITTEN- Black & white & 1
Adult female cat, Black,
white & orange. Free to Good
Home. (863)763-5182
KITTENS- 3, Tabby Calico,
Avail. 05/26/06. Not good
for small children.
(863)467-2474
KITTENS, 3 to good home, 1
female & 2 males. About 8 or
9,weeks old. (863)673-5206
KITTENS- 4 very.cute, to good
homes only (863)763-1893
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EVERGLADES FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION
Now accepting applications
for:
F/T LOAN INTERVIEWER
Must have excellent Com-
munication skills, previous
experience in Loans pre-
ferred, Proficient in Word
and Excel. Bi-Lingual a+.
May apply in person, or
Mail resume to 1099 W.
Ventura Ave., Clewiston,
Fl 33440, Attn: Marta or
email resume to:
morales2(earthlink.net.

Exp'd Plumbers & Helpers
Needed, commercial/resi-
dential, full time starting im-
mediately. Paid Holidays and
vacation. (561)996-1159
LABORERS: For Landscape &
Lawn Maintenance. Good pay.
Benefits included: Company
Payed Medical, Life & Dental.
(954)605-6951 or email:
fivepointscorp@bellsouth.net
EOE/DFWR
Mace Welding is now
accepting applications for
WELDERS
Apply within at:
90 Evans Rd, LaBelle
(863)675-6683

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




LPN's, CNA's, & HHA's
needed with clean background
screen. License #30211229.
Call (863)675-1231 between
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Companion/Caregiver, for you
or loved one. Will do house-
keeping. Low rates & exc. refs.
Call Karen (863)763-2990


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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
May 11,2006
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
ANNUAL PAY SCALE: $22,317 $34,976
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIRE-
MENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Must be able to plan, prioritize, assign, su-
pervise the work of staff involved in emergency management
activities. Must be able to perform a variety of duties related to
Emergency Management Operations, handling special projects'
and other duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must be
available and prepared to respond to emergency/disaster or
potential emergency disaster seven (7) days a week, twenty-
four (24) hours a day. Must be able to react calmly and
promptly during an emergency/disaster crisis for a prolonged
period of time. Knowledge of the principles and functions of
emergency management and knowledge of local, state, and
federal emergency response agencies a plus. Must understand
federal and state laws to implement at local level. Must be able
to organize and mobilize personnel and resources for emergen-
cies. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely both
orally and in writing. Must possess computer knowledge and
skills. Must be able to perform other related work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Emergency Management
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 am 5:00 pm, 5 days per week (ex-
cept as noted above)
CLOSING DATE: May 25, at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
County Manager's Office
500 Avenue J
RO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


BOOKKEEPER
Full Charge, F/T Position for
agribusiness in Clewiston area.
Payroll, Accounts Payable &
experience using Excel a must.
Must be self-motivated and able to mulit-task.

Position offers a competitive wage.
To apply send resume with current salary to:
Hilliard Brothers of Florida
5500 Flaghole Rd.
Clewiston, Florida 33440.
or Fax 863-983-5116

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CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
is now accepting applications for a
Clubhouse Maintenance Person.
This is a full time position with full benefits.
Must be able to work flexible hours, nights and
weekends, some holidays.
This is a drug free workplace.
Apply in person at the Montura Clubhouse
Located at 255 N. Hacienda Street.
Montura Ranch Estates
Wednesday thru Sunday, 10 am to 4pm


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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
May 8,2006
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $7.25 $11.25 PER HOUR
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIRE-
MENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Operation and routine maintenance of single
axle dump trucks, mowing tractors and associated imple-
ments. Preparing legible daily work tickets, recording time,
equipment and inventory used. Provide safe conditions for em-
ployees and the general public, working with road crews, do-
ing various jobs when necessary. will be required to perform
labor duties such as shove, rake or lay sod. any other related
and assigned duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be capable of
safely and efficiently operating a variety of light and medium
maintenance and construction equipment. Must have the
ability to lift up to 100 Ilbs. and have the ability to sit, stand,
walk, stoop, bend, crawl and work outside for long periods in
various weather condition. Requires knowledge and skill in op-
eration and maintenance of dump trucks and tractors. Ability
to read and write effectively. Requires a minimum of 6 months
of directly related experience. Ability to work flexible hours and
overtime under emergency situations
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent Must have a valid Class B Florida Commercial Drivers Li-
cense with acceptable driving record. Screening test for illegal
drugs.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven. Work is county wide.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 am 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday
CLOSING DATE: May 22, at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
County Manager's Office
500 Avenue J
RO.Box 1018
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County Is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
May 3,2006
PROBATION OFFICER
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $28,000 $30,000
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIRE-
MENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Probation Officer will be in charge of the Pro-
bation Office and supervise one employee. Serves as a Proba-
tion Officer and Community Services Director, Selectee must
be self-motivated and will be required to work with confidential,
personal information. Must work closely with the Sheriff, Judi-
cial System and Clerk of Court Must have knowledge of legal
system and some law.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Selectee must have
excellent computer skills and be capable of operating office
machines and be knowledgeable in Microsoft Works, Word and
Excel. Must present a neat and well-mannered appearance and
possess excellent writing and communication skills. Excellent
recordkeeping is essential. Bi-lingual skills are a plus. Must be
able to work effectively with an array of clients. Patience and
steadfastness are a must
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent and a valid Florida Driver's License with an acceptable driv-
ing record.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
CLOSING DATE: June 5,2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
County Managers Office
500 Avenue J
RO.Box 1018
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
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LYKES BROS., INC.
RANCH DIVISION

Has an immediate opening fora Purchasing
Agent at our Brighton Office location.

Responsibilities include all the purchasing of
all material, products and services for Lykes
Ranch as requested by managers of the
various divisions. This position reports to
office supervisor.

A successful candidate should possess a
high school diploma or equivalent, have
knowledge of agricultural equipment. Must
be able to efficiently communicate in English
(oral and written), have excellent math skills,
computer knowledge including word
processor and spreadsheet development
and maintenance.

Lykes offers a competitive salary and excel-
lent benefits. Interested persons who meet
requirements should mail or fax a resume to:

LYKES BROS. INC.
106 SW CR. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attn: Lorry Hogue
Fax # (863)763-6159
Or come fill out application at above
address
Monday Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V



HELP WANTED
ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR- Must have 8 yrs experience with a
licensed contractor.
ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR & LIFEGUARD openings at East
Recreation in Harlem for summer Program. $9-$12 hour.
Applications available & accepted at Sub-Office, Civic Center
and Harlem Office in Clewiston and Personnel Office in La-
Belle. Lifeguard must be Certified/1stAid/CPR priorto em-
ployment.
MECHANIC I-Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as an
automotive service worker or mechanic's helper preferred.
MECHANIC II- Graduate from an approved course in heavy &
diesel mechanics, three years experience.
Both Mechanic positions require class B drivers's license.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED. Both located in
Clewiston.
GIS COORDINATOR-forthe LaBelle office. Must have Bachelor
of Science from an accredited college or university In com-
puter science, geography, or related field with considerable
experience in the use of Geographic information systems or
8yrs equivalent experience.
CUSTODIAN- Must be able to work evenings. Must have a val-
id drivers license.
STAFF ASSISTANT I-Must have good communication skills &
basic computer knowledge. Bookkeeping knowledge is a
plus. Must be independent and able to multitask. A High
School Diploma or GED required
The positions are full time with medical benefits, retirement,
sick and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled.
Job description & applications can be obtained in the Satellite
Office In Clewiston and the Courthouse in LaBelle in the HR
Department.
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug Free. Applicants needing assistancein the
application process should contact the Hendry County Com-
missioners HR Department.
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RECEPTIONIST
Big Cypress Reservation

The Seminole Tribe of FL has an
immediate opening for a Receptionist.
Perform general and administrative
duties. Answer phones, maintain files,
process documents for payments.
Prepare and input payroll information.
High School dip./GED, Good typing &
computer skills. (MS Office) Good
interpersonal communication. Exp.
in clerical and customer service.
Fax resume to: 954-967-3477


MANAGEMENT


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

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


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years ofr cCU skill competencies reqo I year of management
exp. necessary.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE
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CLERICAL POSITION

Temporary intermittent NTE 90 days; minimum salary $22,572.
HS graduate or equivalent, age 18 minimum.
Minimum requirements:
1 year farm experience or knowledge of ag crops and live-
stock, or clerical experience (education may be substituted).
Duties include:
Office activities, computer work.
Apply from 5/10/06 to 5/17/06. at:
USDA Farm Service Agency
622W. Sugariand Hwy.
SClewiston, FL 33440
Faxed applications or resumes are acceptable to
863-983-8709.
Apnlicants must address senaratelv in writing:


1)Ability to communicate orally and in writing
2)Ability to identify and resolve problems
3)Knowledge of FSA farm programs and practices
4)Computer skills
A copy of the full vacancy announcement is available at the
above address.
USDA is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Reasonable accommodation will be provided to applicants with
disabilities on a case by case basis.
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S Driver Wanted! .
We are looking for a minimum CDL
"B" with Hazmat who is looking for I
a better opportunity. Our starting
pay is a minimum of $12+ hour
and we guarantee a minimum of 45
hours per week, plus quarterly cash
bonuses. In addition, we offer a
benefit package that includes Health
Care, fully paid short and long term
disability, life insurance and a 401K :
Retirement program with matching
S employer contributions.
Cut outthe long commutes and
call this LaBelle company today.
800-330-1369.



Duda Farm Fresh Foods. has several job openings with dif-
ferent levels of experience: fuel truck driver, welder,
mechanic and mechanic helper. Will train right individual.
Drug Free Work Place. Pay commensurate with experience.
Medical/derital/vision plans, 401K, vacation, holiday pay,
plus other benefits. Apply in at 12255 Hwy 29 N in Felda
person or call for appointment (863) 675-0545 ext.
S3135 EOE


Duda Farm Fresh Foods busca un camionero, sol-
dador, mecanico y ayudante mecanico con various niveles
de experiencia. Entrenamiento esta disponible. Sitio libre
de drogas. Pago a seg6n experiencia. Planes medico/den-
tal, isi6n, 401K plan de retire, pago de vacaciones y dias
feriados, mAs otros beneficios.
Aplique en persona 12255 Hwy 29 N in Felda, Florida o
Ulame por una cita a (863) 675-0545 ext. 3135.
Empleador de Oportunidades por Igual.
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CITY OF CLEWISTON
GROUNDSKEEPER/STREET DEPARTMENT
Valid Florida Drivers License required. Essential duties in-
clude trimming and ed ing along sidewalks, curbs, and street
signs; prune shrubs, hedges and trees; clean grounds and
remove litter. Application and job description available at Hu-
man Resource Dept., 115 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, FL.
Open tll filled. EOE. DFWP


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


MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II (Glades Road
Section, Pahokee), $12.06/hr. Must obtain a FL
Class B Permit, Air Brakes, within 90 days of hire
and obtain a FL Class B CDL within 180 days of
appt. Operates large vehicles and less complex
public works equipment. Flags traffic and patches
roads. Mows the County rights-of-way with mow-
ing tractors and cuts back vegetation with clippers
and chainsaws within the rights-of-way. Performs
other manual duties as required. Requires 6
months of exp. in the operation of large mobile or
construction equipment. Preference for exp.: Op-
erating a box-blade tractor, tandem dump
trucks/related equip.; performing asphalt mainte-
nance/road construction. Visit www.pbcgov.com
for detailed job description & employment appl.
Submit appl./resume with any Vet. Pref. doc for
receipt by 5 pm 5/26/06 to Palm Beach County
HR, 50 S. Military Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415 Fax
561-616-6893 EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)



STORE MANAGER
GAS/C. STORE
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION

High School diploma or GED. Associates
preferred. Min. 1 yr. retail exp. Excellent
communication skills. 2 yrs. supervisory
or management exp. Flex hrs., FL Drivers
license. Salary based on exp. with
benefits. Fax resume to 954-967-3477.



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Must have advanced knowledge to troubleshoot,
make minor & major repairs to wiring, motors, elec-
trical components, panels and equipment and PM
throughout various departments in the plant. Basic
math and reading skills. Available to work extended
shift and days. Medical/dental/vision, company
matched 401K, holidays, vacation, sick, other bene-
fits available. Apply in person at 6007 S. Hwy 29,
LaBelle, FL (863-675-0336 ext/ 3538
A. Duda & Sons, Inc. Citrus Belle is EOE/Drug
Free Workplace compliant
-

CITY OF CLEWISTON
FLORIDA CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS
High School Diploma or GED required. Valid Florida Drivers Li-
cense required. Essential duties include field work in the pre-
vention, detection and investigation of crimes. A valid State
Certificate is required. Benefits include State Retirement,
health, accident and life insurance, generous vacation and
sick leave policy. Application and job description available at
Human Resource Dept., 115 W. Ventura Ave. Clewiston, Fl.
Open till filled. EOE DFWR


CITY OF CLEWISTON
GROUNDSKEEPER/RECREATNATTENDANT
High School Diploma or GED required. Valid Florida Drivers.Li-
cense required. Essential duties include mowing and trim-
ming, clean ground, spray trees and shrubs, small scale
landscaping operations, set up & take down recreational fa-
cilities. Applications and Job description available at Human
Resource Dept., 115 W. Ventura Ave. Clewiston, Fl. Open till
filled. EOE. DFWP


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Child Care Offered415
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Medical Services435




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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x1 5, 8x15,10x15,
10x30,12x30,15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
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Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
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SOUTHERN LAND SERVICES
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Immokalee Indian
Reservation


HS Diploma & C.D.A. credential, 15
hours DCF training. Ability to meet the
County's licensing agent requirement.
Ability to secure and maintain a FL
Class D License with a "P" (passenger)
endorsement. Fax resume to:
(954)967-3477






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Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Llnen9 & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
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Furs 615
Health & Reducing
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Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equip ment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys I Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659


HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(863)467-1322
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
(863)467-1322


DISHWASHER, MAYTAG:
Portable on wheels. Less
than 1 year old. $150.
(863)675-0514 LaBelle
FREEZER- Kenmore upright,
excellent condition, works
great. $125 (239)690-2055
RANGE: G.E., Electric. $125.
(863)946-3822
REFRIGERATOR- White, Ken-
more 22 cu ft. Bottom freez-
er with ice maker, Exc cond,
$150. cash 863-357-3026 -
SM REFRIGERATOR- apt. size,
9 cu ft, GE, runs good, $35
(863)467-7838
WASHER & DRYER, Amana
washer & Kenmore Dryer.
$100 for both. (863)357-6315
WASHER & DRYER, Used 4
mos. $200 or best offer.
(863)634-7109 ask for
Shannon.
WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-
pool, Matching Set, Super Ca-
pacity. $100 for both.
(239)938-4321 LaBelle.
WASHER- needs belt $50
(239)292-7509


WASHER/DRYER- Stacked,
Large capacity. Like new.
Moving, Paid. $1000. Asking
$475. Okee. 863-634-9620



COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20
(863)467-8681



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



ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 121 to 4', Ask-
ing $500 for all
863-634-8608.
CHAIN LINK GATE, 15ft. with
post & hanging hardware.
$100 (239)810-2821
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.
ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6,
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @ 10'x18",
$600. Call 863-634-8608.
SHINGLES, (10) bundles 3-
tab. $75 (863)805-0272
Clewiston


BABY BLANKETS, $50 for all
or will separate.
'(863)467-8723
PLAYPEN, Eddie Bauer Pack
'n Play w/vibration, bassinet,
changing table & play center.
Like new. $80 (863)763-4271


PROM GOWN, Full length,
baby blue, size 20. Still has
tags on it. Paid $400, will sac-
rifice $175. (863)763-3451


STAMP COLLECTION $30 or
best offer. (863)467-6943


FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 80s early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
863)763-8943
MICKEY MANTLE: 1st. Home
Run Card, Stand & Plaque.
$28 will sep. (863)467-1484



COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158
DURON 1300- 12gb HD, 256
Mem, keybrd, mouse ,
spkrs, Corel Draw 8, ex
cond. $239 (863)763-4376
LAPTOP, 1995 Toshiba
330CDX 64mb ram. $300
(863)763-8391


ANTIQUE BUTTERFLY
DRESSER AND MIRROR-
w/matching sleigh bed, $200
(863)357-1867
BED, Single, Adjustable, Pil-
low Top w/remote. Excellent
condition. Only used once.
$400. (863)675-0514 LaBelle
BEDROOM SET, 5-piece, baby
giri. Solid wood, white & pink.
Good condition. $650 email:
audreykylie@yahoo.com


Impoyen
Meical


Empoyen
Meical


e HEALTHCARE DISTRICT
OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
SCHOOL NURSE
Position# 153-7084
Come join our ever-expanding school nursing program. Our
school health program provides vital and often the only health
care to elementary, middle and high school students through-
out Palm Beach County. Benefits of starting your school nurse
career with the District include;
SEnjoy ai10 month schedule with summers off!
" A comprehensive Benefits Plan
" Competitive Salaries
* Education Reimbursement Program
* Paid Time off and morel
Theses new positions will begin full-time on July 24th just in
time for next school year. Visit www.hcdpbc org for further in-
formation. Send applications to: HCDPBC, 324 Datura St.,
Suite 401, WPB, FL 330401, fax to : (561)671-4670 or Email
to: Employment(ahcdpbc.oro,
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Thursday, May 18, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


- Apartmens


- Aparments


ILnd-Sa


BOOK SHELF $25 or best of-
fer. (863)467-6943
BR SUITE- Ethan Allen, pine, 2
, chest w/bookshelf, desk, 3
position bed, bunk, trundle,
twin $395 (863)675-7664
BUNK BED- beautiful, custom
made, all in one, w/desk &
dresser, solid wood $750
(863)675-7306
BUNK BED, Twin, over desk,
steel frame, no mattress, like
Snew. $100 (772)597-4305
CHAIRS, Tub Style, (2) $40.
(239)394-7005
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
3 shelves, 2-piece. $650
(863)763-8943
COUCH, Hide Away Bed, Floral
Pattern. $100.
(239)394-7005
CURIO CABINET, Glass cas-
ing. Good shape. $160
(863)357-0125
DINETTE SET, 7 piece, heavy
pine. $400 (863)673-3585
DINETTE SET, Wall Unit, Large
Console TV & Recliner. All for
$725 will sep. Call Emily @
863-675-4500
DINING ROOM SET- Pecan ta-
ble w/3 leaf's, seats 4-10, 6
chairs, buffet & hutch. $550.
(239)822-5955 LaBelle
DINING ROOM TABLE, 100
yrs. old, $1500 or best offer.
(863)983-3867
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Oak, 4 x 4. $35
(863)228-7204
HEADBOARD, Queen. Nice
shape, light wood in color.
$15 (863)467-8723
LIFT CHAIR, electric and bat-
tery powered, blue, excellent
condition. $340
(863)357-0125
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $75 (863)675-4981 La-
Belle area
RECLINER COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT- w/coffee table, $450
(863)357-1867
SECTIONAL SOFA, Multi Col-
ored. $150. (863)946-0749
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SLEIGH BED- complete, no
mattress, $50
(863)675-7105
SOFA,5 ft., fair condition. $25
(863)675-3032


AUTOMATIC Blue Belguim
Browning Baby. Stopped mak-
ing in 1968. Asking $400. Firm
(863)357-2233 Okeechobee
REMINGTON SHOTGUN-
12ga, like new, $400
(863)697-8785



HARD, CORE GYM cable sys-
tem, w/weights, flys,
down/up bars, legs, nice
$300 neg (863)697-2525
HOME GYM- 2 position, Wel-
der Pro 9940 asking $100,
Call Mac (863)675-3889
La Belle



HIDE A BED, GE MICROWAVE,
SEAR KERO HEATER, KEN-
MORE DEHUMIDIFIER, $350
(863)675-1489



SWING, 2 seat, with cover.
Good condition. $50
(863)675-6556 after 3 p.m.


BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
$34.99 (863)467-1120


ELEC MOTORIZED CHAIR-
Alante', 3yrs old, cost $5000
new will sell for $1400
(863)447-2130
ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec. lift.
Excellent cond., hardly used.
$1150 neg. (863)675-2596
SCOOTER- Rascal, motorized,
new batt., Bruno Van mount-
ed curbside lift, exc $1195
will sep (856)451-3331
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $900. (863)675-0122
LaBelle


55 GAL. STEEL DRUMS- one
side open for burning $80 for
all will sell separately
(863)763-5062
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. *Medical, *Busi-
ness, *Paralegal, *Comput-
ers *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Com-
puter provided. Financial Aid
if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CANNING JARS- 12 dozen,
$25 for all (863)675-7306
DAVID BROWN MACHINE,
$1000 or will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908
WANTED HAMMOND ORGAN
models B3, C3, A-100's.
Buy, Sell, Trade, Hammonds
Leslies (407)671-2272.
b3buyer@aol.com;
www. keyboardex-
change.com.
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.



KEYBOARD, Electronic,
Yamaha. Has legs. $200.
(863)946-3822
ORGAN: Galbranson, Elec-
tronic, $250. 863-946-3822



COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
with 3 drawers, duplicator,
sorter, collates, little used,
$2500 neg.(863)763-1550


ARIFICAN GRAY- 1 yr old,
Learning to talk; Can be han-
dled. $500. (863)634-9228
BLUE EYED WHITE LION
HEAD BUNNY- $40
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
CORGI PUPPIES, AKC, 8 wks.
Champion Bloodlines. $500.
Call (336)909-0740 or email:
michellebell@yadtel.net
JACK RUSSEL PUPS: F'reni.;
orn premi-.,s w,'papers $400
863-467-,04,9
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
(863)634-4076
POMERANIAN PUPPIES, 1
male & 1 female, purebred.
$400 (863)673-3585
WEIMARANERS PUPS: AKC,
Champ. lines. All shots. Mom
on site. Conscientious Breed-
er. $700. (772)778-6849



Aerators 3), Captive Air Tanks
3), Water Softener 1) Jacuzzi
pump 1) above ground pumps
2). $1000. (239)246-3549
SOLAR PANELS (12), for hot
water heater. $600 or will
separate. (239)810-2821



ABOVE GROUND POOL- 24FT
Round, all equipment includ-
ed, good cond, $200
(772)778-6849


Belle Glade Gardens Apartments



A Rental Community


Community Amenities & Features


* Gated Community with roving courtesy associate

* Laundry facility with convenient laundry card

* On-Site Headstart facility

* Sparkling Pools

* Basketball courts

* Play areas

* Pet Friendly (with restrictions)

* Community Activities

* Preferred employer program

* Close to schools, shopping and recreation

* Tennis Courts

* Club House

* Jogging Trails


Individual Amenities & Features


* Central Air conditioning

* Double stainless steel sinks with garbage disposal

* Frost free Refrigerator

* Dishwasher*

Wall to wall carpeting*

* Walk in closets

* Ceiling fan

* Mini blinds

* Lake views*

* Cable Ready

(*in select apartments)


1 Bedroom $595

2 Bedrooms $695

3 Bedrooms $795


"r f u'o


Renovations & New Administration!


2000 S. Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Office: (561)996-7000 Fax: (561)996-8399


SEWING MACHINE- $25
(239)292-7509



POOL TABLE, American Heri-
tage, Blue Felt Top. $1200.
786-229-8822 or
863-674-4050


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Little Red Schoolhouse
This is one schoolhouse that children will look for-
ward to attending. It gives the kids a great place to
play and will keep them "in school" all year long.
Painted bright red with white trim and crowned with
its own little belfry, the schoolhouse measures about
four feet square by seven feet tall.
The plan includes step-by-step directions with
photos, full-size traceable patterns for the word
"school" and the plywood bell that hangs in the bel-
fry, an exploded diagram and more.
Little Red Schoolhouse plan (No. 619) .. $9.95
Playhouses & Structures Package (No. C104)
Four projects incl. 619 ... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
.[ Money Back Guarantee


STEREO SYSTEM, Fisher, 5
disc CD changer, dual
cassette, etc. $300
(863)357-6315


TV, 19", color, no remote.' $25
(863)675-3032


8-15f1 LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800
(863)234-1230
BISCUIT SYSTEM- Sears
Craftsman, router, 1.5HP,
$50 or best offer
(863)697-2525
DRILL PRESS: $150.
(863)763-9527
HOBART STICK WELDER-
AC/DC, asking $500
(863)697-8785
PRESSURE WASHER- Sears,
2000 PSI, 6HP engine, $100
(863)763-7989
SAW- 10", Makita Laser, Slide
compound, Telescopic slide
stand. $500.863-447-5649/
772-713-6822
SAW- Craftsman 10" com-
pound radial. On table stand.
$200. 863-447-5649 or
772-713-6822
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HP, wet/dry, exc cond $30
(863)675-2596
TOOL COMBO KIT: All cord-
less, Meter Saw, Circular Saw,
Reciprocating Saw, light & 2
drills. $250 (239)246-3549


NASCAR RACING WHEEL &
PEDALS- computerized for
Windows 95 or dos. $25 neg
(239)657-4348


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
Wanted to Buy: Morgan Silver
Dollars and Old US Coins.
Single coins, accumulations,
entire collections. Littleton

Coin Company Since 1945.
Call (800)581-2646, e-mail
coinbuy@littletoncoin.com.
Mention code B8K920F.


Agriculture



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



PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
(863)357-1945. Evenings
SADDLE, Bob Marshall, 15.5"
treeless barrel. Chocolate
suede. 2 mos. old. $750 neg.
(772)263-1178
SADDLE, Bridle & Blanket.
$250 (863)675-4098 even-
ings. LaBelle



34 TON LOG SPLITTER, $600,
TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600,
Lesco SS Pro Fertilizer
spreader $200, (2) Red
Max Trimmers $95 each,
(2) Echo Stick Edgers $75
each, 1 Red Max Back Pack
Blower $200, Black Max 80
gal 220 Air Compressor
525, Miller ac/dc 220 amp
220 V, elec Stick Welder
$200, Triple lawn trailer
racks $50 (863)234-1230
FINISH MOWER, Bush Hog
Model FTH600, 5ft. wide, ex-
cellent condition. $1100 or
best offer. (863)763-5137
INT'L HARVESTER CUB CA-
DET #107, w/mower deck,
antique, exc. cond., $595.
(863)467-6696
JOHN DEERE GATOR- 6x4,
elec dump bed, motor just
tuned and serviced $1995
(863)673-1042
MOWER, 5ft. Bush Hog finish.
Excellent condition. Side dis-
charge. $1100 or best offer.
(863)697-3008


RIDING MOWER, MURRAY,
42" Cut., 17.5 hp. Only 1 year
old. 6 spd. $700 or best offer.
(863)635-2976 Frostproof.
RIDING MOWER, Yard King
w/grass catcher. 38" cut, 12hp
Briggs & Stratton engine. $275
(863)763-5062
RIDING MOWER, Yard Ma-
chine, 11.5hp, 30" cut. $400
(863)467-6475
SNAPPER 30"- $500 Call
(863)517-2077 LaBelle
How do you fInd a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sfletds


FAINTING GOATS (10), Re-
duction. $300 for all or will sell
separately. (863)675-4098
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent92O
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land -. Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storag eS -
Rent 960



BELLE GLADE- 3br, lba, tile,
W/D, car port, Call Beth at
(561)441-4397
BELLEMONT, LABELLE, Great
Neighborhood! 3br, 2ba,
Furn. home on Canal. New
tile, windows & landscape.
$1100. mo. + Sec. dep.
Ref. required 863-673-4430
CLEWISTON- 2br, 1ba,
Ladeca Acres, AC, 2.5 Acres,
$550/mo, Se Habla Espanol
(305)219-9900


~Build To Suit-
Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.
Belle Glade Area







ELDERLY PROFESSIONAL
GENTLEMAN: Wishes to rent
room in Clewiston area w/quiet
family. Does not drink or
smoke. Call (239)443-6765 or
email: lanton17@aol.com

READING A
NEWSPAPER SAVES
TIME BY HELPING YOU
PLAN YOUR TIME
WISELY a


HOUSE SHARE IN LAKEPORT
2BR/1BA, Single female pref.,
No kids. $561/mo. Util. Incl.
Ref. req. 863-946-0371 Okee.
OKEECHOBEE, Nice area. Rm.
w/priv. bath. House/Pool/Ten-
nis privileges. Must like dogs.
$350 mo. (863)697-1867


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection'1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property.
Sale -1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



CLEWISTON, WOW, Water-
front 3br, 2ba, 'A ac, Fenced,
s new roof/dock. 5 min from
S-Walmart. See & make offer!
S$169,500. Possible owner fi-
nance of down payment.
(WAC) (863)805-0272
J & S ESTATES- 11 yr old
frame house 2BR/2BA, w/gar.
500 sq ft. Rec. room, Pool,
Steam cabinet, Sauna cabinet
Treadmill & Weight equip
$155,000. Broker protected.
(772)597-6158 or
(954)801-6158
MUSE Country living at its
best! 5 acres of tall pines,
large oaks, wildlife of all
kinds, seen from your morn-
ing room in your 2100 sq ft,
3 BR, 2 BA manufactured
home w/4 wrap around
porches + detached over-
sized 2 car garage w/work-
shop & carport, 12 x 12
pump house w/storage along
w/a stocked bass pond. Call
(863)675-7708. $485,000.
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4
Move In Today!-
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Large yards, New S/S Appl.
4/2 @ $175,000. or
3/1 @ $142,000.
Call owner: 863-673-5071
cshdz_04@earthlink.net



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


MONTURA RANCH ESTATE
1.25 ac High & Dry, 412
Bald Cypress Ave. $55,000
(561)993-5886



ASHEVILLE NC AREA HOME-
SITES Sneak preview of
Phase !l on now. Just 25
miles from Asheville. Over 4
miles of crystal clear river-
front. Incredible mountain
views. Riverwalk, custom
lodge, nature trails. Call
(866)292-5762.
Beautiful Lake Lots. Georgia's
finest hidden country area for
Fishing, Boating and a New
Golf Course on Pristine Lake
Russell. (706)213-6734.
www.lakerussellproper-
ties.com.
FL LAND BARGAINS. Opportu-
nities to own your own farm,
ranch woodland or lakefront
homestead. Old Florida at its
best! Still affordable! Call
(866)352-2249 or
www.flandbargains.com.
GEORGIA BLAIRSVILLE IN
THE NORTH GEORGIA
MOUNTAINS. Land, Homes,
Commercial & Investment.
"EVERYTHING WE TOUCH
TURNS TO SOLD" Jane Baer
Realty, (706)745-2261,
(800)820-7829 www.jane-
baerrealty.com, jane-
baer@alitel.net
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?


Industrial 60 miles East of
Tallahassee. 13,742 SqFt
block bldg, paved parking,
4BR 2 BA house, 7.3 AC.
$499,000. MLS#51894,
CENTURY 21 Rankin Realty
(800)677-5559 www.centu-
ry21rankinrealty.com.
Mountain Property! Interested
in buying property in the Blue
Ridge Mountains of NC? Call
Active Realty today at
(800)979-5556 or visit our
website at www.ActiveReal-
tyNC.com.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins, Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.
NEW! ALABAMA WATER-
FRONT 2 hours to Atlanta &
the Coast. Waterfront com-
munity with incredible moss-
draped hardwoods. Planned
clubhouse, docks, & more.
1/2 to 3 acres from the
$50's. Minutes to historic
Eufau-la.i -CalH owner
ie ,618 3,2-l1Q7.. ... ,
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
Owner's Liquidation Sale by
Sealed Bid New homes and
acreage homesites in the
Blue Ridge Mountains of VA.
Sold "AS IS", 30-day close.
Restrictive Covenant Com-
munity. Deadline May 27th.
For details (800)420-2278
or visit www.Stoneridge-
bentmtn.com.
PRIME ACREAGE AUCTION
11 AM -SAT., MAY 20 AR-
CADIA, FL. 1066 Ac +/- Of-
fered in 18 Parcels 27+/- to
118+/- Acres. Located in
Desoto County Close to SR
70 & US 17. Preview onsite,
Friday May 12, 2PM 6PM.
(800)257-4161 M.E. Hig-
genbotham, CAI, FL Lic#
AU305/AB158.
TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY
LAKEFRONT Private lake-
front or view retreats. Rolling
hills, mild climate. 1 to over
40 acre sites from $40K. On
the border 90 min to Nash-
ville. Phase II selling now!
Owner (866)339-4966.
TN- Swan Ridge Lake Resort
on Dale Hollow Lake, a pri-
vate, gated community. En-
joy the best of both worlds...
Lake-View and Mountain-
View Homesites.
(931)243-4871 www.swan-
ridgedevelopment.com.
VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
frontage on very large pris-
tine creek, very private, ex-
cellent fishing, canoeing,
good access, near New Riv-
er Trail State Park, $39,500.
Owner (866)789-8535
www.mountainsofVA.com.
Western New Mexico Private
74 Acre Ranch $129,990
Mt. views, trees, rolling hills,
pastureland, wildlife, borders
BLM. Picturesque homesite
at 6,700' elevation. Horse-
back riding, hiking, hunting.
Perfect family ranch, elec-
tricity. 100% financing.
NALC (866)365-2825.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba
In Great shape. New Kit.
cabinets & floor.$10,000
(863)675-4061


Eagle's Nest

Estates
A secluded, private
ranch subdivision "" .
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vistas of pristine ,
natural habitat.
Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts.
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efficency $131,000 2BR, 1BA $279,000 able. CallforListings.
3BR, 1BA $168,000 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (8)
4BR, 3BA Del Monte $150K ACREAGE
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$359,900 MOORE HAVEN 27 100'xl00' $550,000
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4,2, OVER 3 000 SQFT,
NORTHSIDE, REMODELED &
REPAINTED ASKING ONLY
$389K
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$149 9K
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* 19 AC OFFOLD US 27 $420K
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Claed&6SutyLeJainee $48K
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EstibWBore Club 'imix $50K
'More Montura Lots Starts $35K
SPetmioter Road 2.5 AC $95K
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COULD BE 4BR. SITS ON
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ONLY 1I32K

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we, have others available.
*Pioneer 5 acres 3/2 mobile home with a
beautiful pond and native trees, fenced.
corner lot, $220,000 SALE PENDING.
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Luan B.
Walker
Lie. Real Estate
Broker

863-677-1010
Why Wait To Build' Get It Now! CBS
Home, i.610 qft 3bd/2ba/Il car garage,
located on Texas Ave Appliance package
included, city water and sewage Ready to
Mose In I 165,000.00
Sweetwater Ave. This property has
many beautiful trees that include wild
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake
hidden ir. thick trees & brush There Is an
abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres $74 9K
Ready To Go! fAl rTucrlor. 3br, 2ba
Home one car g jJUj ed in Sugarland
Estates ii 14 9
Why bu Irnfi rl'd new"
New -,C llfr' LJoyd
ConstrwuW ni I 9,90
As Cute as a Button Adorable & in perfect
condition' Entrance has beautiful hard
wood floors & fireplace The knockdown &
paint on walls are excellent Including
crcn molding Perfect kitchen & dining
room wjiarcbedjee i b .ef.ed lanai
",, outLjJ3c ll/l lf !avorite
or out P r,,*r ..setting
Are you a hobbyist there s a house out
back 14' x 21' W. AC In one of the best
locations in Cleai ston on Royal Palm Av.
Please note the brand new roof will be
installed withinn the next 30 days so make
thin your top priority to see today!
-S 164 9o0000
Why Buy Old When You Can Gel New? 41
available 3BR/..'BA. I car garage located
on Texas Ave Harlem Subd.vision 1673
sq It Special Loan package Lutz Builders
S i 60K


Cathy S.
Garcia

863-228-4798
So Habbh hpd.
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 Ih.,
ina.dining area. This home Is being
offered at S12.1,900.
Oak Trees Line The Driveway! 3bd/2ba
MH w/ full open deck on front to sit In you
rocker. Home sits on 1 acre of land in
Flaghole. Home has tile & hardwood floors
throughout. Recently remodeled, 5ft
fence around property, and pole barn in
back yard. Get you hands on this beauty
for $169,500,00
Come See This Little Piece Of Heaven In
The Countryl 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 REDUCEDIIi Absolutely Gorgeous
2004 fie~.', il25o d new
conditl lr iA I IWi h aml
I roo li nd has
a great e f 'u'-dt'fo 1i0 ome Is
being offered for $132,500.


I)Home Improvement Business!
Established Home Improvement business
and convenience store on 2 5 acres Fully
equipped and permitted cafe ready to be
opened Located near the Clubhouse in
Monrura Ranch All fumiture fixtures, equip-
ment and inventory included Be your own
bosIs Call for Clenn .4 6771441 for more
information. MLS.t# 200530488
2) Moore Haven 3 br 2 ba mobile home
Civersize Living Room with Caihedral
Ceilings Large open kitchen and formal din-
ing room. Large rear deck with built in bbq
and gazebo Must see at $124,900 MLS#
200540984
31 Seminole Manor 3 Bedroom/2 Bail
Mobile Home Walking distance riomi
Clewiston High School and Cleisr..,n
Elementary Schools Home has been ren-od
eled, roof is onl/ 1 year old. Great price in a
great lIoauion MLS# 200636722
4i Investment opportunity! 13 Acres of
Producing COrnge urovell High and dry with
irngatlon" from bordering canal. Additional
acreage a'.ailable Call Glenn @ (863)-677-
1441 for appointment
S)Lake View! 3 br/2 ba mobile home ('05
Fleetwood) in Sunshine Lake Estates. 15 x 15
screen porch overlooking the lake. Open
kitchen with large pantry and breakfast bar.
Must see @$129,900 MLS#: 200630432
6) Must See! Beautiful 2 BR 2 BA Brick home
ondr 1 Q fS 2-laced.
New 'is the
enr iure.

indoor BBQ MLS # 200640230


Ashley

P. Wood

863-228-1132

Hidden Tranquilityl This Montura
home is a must see for the nature
lover seeking peace and quiet.
Beautiful lot filled with fruit trees is
fenced and ready for your enjoy-
ment. Offered at $139,900.00. Call
Today!
What a Deal! 2bd/2ba MH w/ extra
lot, *Included in Purchase Price*
Partially furnished & 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!
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Immaculate' 5108,500 00
FLAGHOLE! This home is all country
living on the outside and nothing
but city on the Inside! This 1984 3/2
Fleetwood DWMH has been com-
pletely renovated you'll think
you've stepped foot into a CBS
home. Throw in the fact this one of
a kind home sits on 2.5 acres with
Its own private pond and you can't
ask for morel A great home at a
great price we've priced right to
sell. Offered at $1 79,900. Caltoday
for your appointment!!!


1 Montura Ranch Estates Large
Home acres
L, rca.t r seo on
Hacle A N AMEorut will
not last long at $199,900 MLS#
200528863
2) Moore Haven River Gardens 2
Home lots ready for your new home.
Corner lot for 555.000, Inside Lot for
$50,000 or both for $100,0001
3) Ridgdill Subdivision 2 Water Fiont
Mobile Home Lots available immedi-
ately!l Cleared and ready for your new
home. Will not last long at $55,000
each!!
4) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 acs. on
Riviera St. Reduced for Quick Sale!!
$74,900 MLS#. 200604536
5) Need Space? Over 2 acres
In the desirable Flaghole Community.
Mobile Home needs some work due to
hurricane damage so it Is being sold
as is. Great location, and very nice
property MLS# 200636527
6) Montura Ranch Several 1.25 acre
parcels ready for your.new home. I am
able to help with the entire home
building process. Call for details.
Need a Saturday or Sunday
appointment Call me @
228-6867.


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
e HablaEpnot
Just Reduced! 3BD/28A Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C,
Horseshoe Ac. @ $1 39.9k
Don't Let This One Slip Awayl
2bd/lba on huge lots In
Horseshoe Acres. Bring all offers.
Seller Motivated $165K
New Listing! Montura Ranch
Estar DIN rme
Loca ean.
Cet it while you canI Won't Last
Long! $107.7K
Got Land? Looking for develop-
ment land? 28 acs. in LaBelle
Ranchettes! Priced to sell fast @C
$34K per acre
Need Some Space? Spacious
4bd/2ba doublewide MH In
Montura. Split floor plan, living
room, family room, too many
extras! Hurry, won't last!
Motivated Sellerl Only $159K
Looking for a weekend get away
or starter home? 2bd/2ba single
wide MH in Montura RanchEstates
fenced and on paved road. Only
$84.9K
New Listingl 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


jl Carmine A.
Montgomery

863-697-0189
SBe Haba Espanol
1) Muse 20 Acres
Absolutely Perfect for your
dream home. 20 Fenced Acres
w/ pond. Lots of 10 year old
pines w/ some oaks. Priced
below recent sales. Will Go
Fast! Reduced $399,900.00

2) US 27 5 Acres
Looking for the impossible?
Opportunity seldom knocks
twice 5 acres on US 27 on
the Palm Beach/ Hendry
County line. Over 937 feet on
US 27 for easy access priced
right for a quick sale @ $275K
Don't let this one get away!
31)-Moioreaven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New
Construction in Growing Area.
Build Your Dream Home Here!
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
thepond @$62K
Thatcher Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
@$60K
4) Montura Ranch Estates
125 N. Kennel Reduced $39,995
735 S. Palm $49,000.00
530 S. Shetland $52,500.00
770 S. Shetland $44,900.00


Jerry W.
Smith

561-261-3444

5 wcfe f BYN TNG 50K
Montura Ranch Estates
2.5 Acres in Montura $85K
2.5 Acres in Montura $90K
5 Acres in Pioneer $1 79.9K
2.5 acres in Montura, fenced
$92.5K
Bring the kids & dog! This is a big
lot. 3bd/2ba brick home, pool &
fenced $319,000.00
New Development! Call me for
sky valley lots.
5 wooded acres in Pioneer
Plantation on paved road asking
$149K
Ready to move in! 3bd/2ba manu-
factured home in Moore haven-
$79.9K
30 Acres of pasture and woods
$755K
New Listing! Moore Haven
3bd/2ba, CBS house $220,000.00
New Listing! ]995 Homes of
Merit MH, fenced, above
ground pool, lots of storage,
and metal roof. Neat & clean.
$139,900.00

Call me for vacant
land. Lots or acreage.


Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Habla Espanol
The Summer of '06 will be a fun-time
with the sparkling pool that comes
with this 4BR. 2-bath set amidst flow-
ering shrubs and colorful plantings in
enviable North Side of Clewiston. With
its spacious rooms, bar area, and
oversize lot you will vacation every
day for the price of an ordinary home:
$305,000.00
Good 01' Country Uvin' will be yours as
the owner of this 3BR 2Bath set on 1.25 of
the prettiest acres you will ever see in
Montura Ranch Estates. There's even a
Jacuzzi tub in master bath, and a fireplace
in family room. It's just waiting @
$154,900
Definitely Not Nice, In fact it's a 2
Bd disaster! FrI rII d it may just
be livable. Ar, '! l11 can buy this
doublewlde n i VUl e in Seminole
Manor for not much more than the lot
value at S39.9K
The Great Escape Off a country lane
in Montura Ranch Estates on 1.25
acres sits a doublewide mobile home
on a corner lot with bedrooms 2
bath, There's a jacuzzi tub in master
bath and a fireplace in family room. It
can be your family's haven for just
$152,000.
Why Pay high space rents when you
can o /3 ly -,' ( | @ ? bath
arpor a L&
subdivIo.i. ,s q0.rn to sil a r a
.1:9,900


Charles
H. Kehm
III

305-968-2242
Want to Own a Business? Check
this Out! Established commer-
cial upholstery business and
property $250K
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
homrn l his

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 A a on
Coro op-
of shopping i
New Listing! Ranch Lake
Estates Moore Haven 2
Building Lots Side by Side
$30,000.00 each


Just Outside of Town! A Fleetwood
home w.' a 24'x30' shop on a beauty
ful 1/.2 acre Make an Offer
Flagholefil! Oak trees, paved drive-
way, 5' fence, & pole barn on 1 acre
lot. Almost forgot the beautiful
remodeled mobile home! Listed @
$169,900.00
You won't want to miss out on a
deal like this! 2003 4bd/2ba dou-
blewide on 2.16 acres. Property fea-
tures a second mobile home, large
steel building and storage sheds.
$225,000.00
Country living at its Best! Home sits
on 7 35 ipieely
mnade alloJU 1 for
Inforn', j forn
The Best 1.41 acre lake front lot in
Montura 105 Pinelake Ave. Call for
showing $77,900.00
Now must be the time to buy your
Montura Tract. I list, show and sell
them. Call for information or an
appointment.
S Acres in Pioneer w/ steel building
$215,000.00
New Listing and it is going fast!
2,246sqft. Home on .6 acres located
in Clewiston's beautiful Ridgeview
Estates. Offered @ $279,900.00 Call
for showing.


FATUEDLSTN
ON
LAK OKECHOEE


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

$575,000.00


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Mobile Home, '93, need some
inside work, $3500.
(239)657-4122
MOOREHAVEN, 3BR/2BA, '94
Double wide, 1,700 sq. ft., be-
hind BP gas station. $100,000
firm. (863)228-4602
PALM HARBOR HOMES Fac-
tory Model Center LARGEST
in America! Modular and
Manufactured LIQUIDATION
SALE! Call for FREE Color
Brochures! (800)622-2832.


Recreation



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


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AIR BOAT HAULLS- 2, Fiber-
Slass. 1 comes with trailer.
1000. All offers considered.
(863)824-0505
BASS BOAT- '85, 17'.7", 150
Evinrude, Rebuilt approx 1 yr
ago, 30hrs. All orig. $2500.
(863)634-4818
CAROLINA SKIFF- '01, 17',
Excellent cond. Includes trailer,
S 70hp Suzuki 4 stroke motor.
$5900 neg. 863-634-2342
JAVELIN- 17', 150 hp Mercury
motor. Trailer included.
S $4500. or best offer.
S (863)983-9908
Jet Boat, Project, 22ft., Bies-
meyer, 454 engine, recondi-
tioned. Matching galvanized
trailer. $9700 (863)674-0898
PLASTIC BOAT, 10ft., 2-man,
swivel seats, live well, bat-
tery box & galvanized trailer.
$500 (863)635-5550
PROCRAFT 1978, 140 HP
w/trlr, & 78 Challenger II, no
motor, both for $2500.
(863)467-5770 Must Sell!
Sea Ox, 20', c/c, fish finder,
175 Suzuki, w/trlr., good
cond., $5700 or best offer.
(302)875-5511



DODGE '78, Working gas stove
and refrigerator, inside lights
work. Good condition. $2000
firm. (863)675-6511



SEA-DOO BOMADIER, Runs
great, new trailer. $1000.
(772)342-7304
YAMAHA 550 '87, Wave Run-
ner w/trailer, runs good. $575
1863)674-0874 or
1-- 239)-t25-7016



AIRBOAT GRASS RAKE, his
roud nosef libergl3as hull.
Combee, big 0 ic 1. 1.25.
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APRILIA RS50 03- eno
swajed l or a 250 2 strofe,
fiJO arid drive cxc 12500
(863)612-0090
239-810-0022
GAS TANK- For Boss Hoss
Moioicycle $150 or best
oite1 1863144'-5193 or
763-5861
HARLEY DAVIDSON 1200
SPORTSTER '93, 10,200 actu-
al miles. Good condition.
$5000 neg. (863)763-3882
HONDA 250 Crusier, 2003,
90 mpg, excellent condition
$1800. Call (863)517-2077
La Belle
HONDA MAGNA 1985. 700
CC's. 6 Spd. Runs greatly
$2000 or besi offer.
-863)675-0596.673-2025


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HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2006 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable
laws, a meeting of the landowners of the HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT will be held on Monday, June 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sugar Cane
Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida, for
the following purposes:
1. Electing Supervisor(s);
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come beforethe meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting is to approve the budget and set the non-ad valorem as-
sessment rate for fiscal Year 2006-2007 and to transacty nd all business that
may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, h she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability
or physical impairment should contact the Districts Attoney, Charles F. Schoech,
at (561) 655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days priorto the Meeting.
DATED this 12th day of May, 2006.
By: Charles E Schoech, Esq.
134860 BGS 5/18/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
Planning and Zoning Board Membership
If you have the time and desire to actively participate toward making a positive dif-
ference In the City of Clewiston, please accept this invitation to complete an appli-
cation for appointment to the City Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z). This
advisory board serves as a vital link between the community and elected officials.
P&Z members meet regularly (once a month) to review applications for variances,
special exceptions, zoning changes, and various other matters relating to city
growth and development activity. Clewiston residents who are interested in serv-
ing on the P&Z may obtain the citizen board policy guide and application form at
the City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue. For further information, please contact
the City Hall staff at (863) 983-1484.
134520 CN 5/18,25/06

NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENRY COUNTY
Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a Workshop re-
garding Facilities Plan.
This Workshop will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2006 beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the
School Board Meeting Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 25 E. HIck-
poochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.
All Interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said
meeting.
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF
HENRY COUNTY FLORIDA
John Perry, Jr., Chairman
134522 CN 5/18/06


HONDA SHADOW V4 500 '85-
runs, needs work, $600 or
best offer, clear title
8 63 ) 6 1 2- 0 0 9 0
239)810-0022




ATV TIRES & RIMS, Blackwa-
ter, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for mud! $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
ATV TIRES & RIMS, Sand
Shark, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for sand! $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
FOUR WHEELER, 110 Rocketa
BMX. $1300 or best offer.
(863)634-5176
SUZUKI 3-WHEELER, 1983,
w/reverse. Runs great. $1000
(863)763-3451
WOODS JEEP, 4wd, auto.,
runs good. $1500
(863)467-9298


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Tralers 4060
Utility TraHiers 4065
Vans : 4070




CHEVY MALIBU '97, Runs
good, needs some work. Ask-
ing $800 or best offer.
(863)261-1968
CHRY. NEW YORKER- '87-
good on gas, clean, must be.
seen!! 3602 SE 23rd Ave
$2495 (863)763-5987


FLEETWOOD '92-2dr, SW edi-
tion, new starter, brakes &
headliner. Runs, looks great.
$2400 neg. (772)284-1194
FORD FOCUS '02, Green,
great condition. Manual trans-
mission, 31k. Must sell!!
$4300 (561)452-8247
MAZDA MIATA '91, Silver, 10k
original miles, a/c, p/w, wood
grain steering wheel, chrome
shifter. Well kept. $8500 or
best offer. (863)357-2733 or
(863)634-7397
NEONS '96- (2) $800 FOR
BOTH (863)983-9908
NISSAN 200SX '96, 5 spd. in
good shape, clean inside, runs
reat, only needs a starter.
1800 (863)673-4736 Jeff.
OLDS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000,
Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All
power, Prem. wheels, Spoil-
er $9000. (863)697-2906.
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
New paint job. Needs trans-
mission. $300.
(863)467-2894 ',
TIRES (2) 4 Lug for Ford Fo-
cus 2003 w/rims. $50. for,
both. ,863ilb67. 3r




FORD F350 DUMP TRUCK,
'80, $2500 or best offer.
863-983-3867




BRONCO '90- 4x4, runs good,
prev police vehicle, $3800 or
best offer (863)697-1897
S(772)215-2403



BEDLINER for Ford F150
shortbed, exc. cond. $200
(863)634-1772
BUGGY PARTS, 4spa. trans.,
new 12 1,2 ft slep-in frame &
4 tires within rims 380<2.5x15.
$1000 neg t863)673-1501
CHEVY CAVALIER RIMS, (4)
and winston, winner gets tires
P215/60R/14, asking $150
(863)261-1968


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GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2006 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a
meeting of the landowners of the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
be held on Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. at the Sugar Farms Co-op, At-
lantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida, for the following purposes:
1. Electing Supervisor(s);
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting is to approve the budget and set the non-ad valorem as-
sessment rate for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 and to transact any and all business that
may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal Is to e based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disablities Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodations to participate n this meeting because of a disability
or physical impairment should contact the Distics Attorney, Chardes E Schoech,
at 561) 655-0620 at least five (5) calenddar days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this 12th day of May, 2006.
By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq.
134905 BGS 5/18/06


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN060681
C-18 EROSION REPAIRS, PALM BEACH COUNTY, Florida
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for C-18 Erosion Repairs, Palm Beach County, FL on
Monday, June 12, 200 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids
will be opened and publicly read. Work consists of approx 4 miles of dredging &
14 miles of repair. Canal bank repair will Include removal of vegetation, backfill &
compaction of banks, install turf reinforcement mat, construct a swale, install 12"
dia. berm drains, sodding, seed & mulch of malnt. berms & levee tops. An OP-
TIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 10:00
a.m. at SFWMD Headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, WPB, FL 33406, B2 Bldg,
Caloosahatchee CR. For directions call (561) 682-6391. A site visit will Immedi.-
atslyfullow.
All bids must conform to the instructions In the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFS by downloading it for free
at ww.md.. purchasing a set for $26.00 at the above address, by calling
(561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
public Is Invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this so-
lctllatoncan be obtained at our web site www.stwmd.gov.
133724 CGS 5/18/06


CONVERTIBLE TOP- Com-
plete, with motor. Fits '94
Saab 2 door. Great condi-
tion. $500. (863)697-0328
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
(863)467-4328. .
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Remanufactured. Like new.
$2500. (863)673-5852 or
(863)612-5413
HYUNDAI EXCEL 1990, For
parts. No title. Asking $200.
(863)675-2598 Iv. msg.
MIRRORS: Set, Stock, Electric
w/defrost. For 2004 Dodge
Truck. $100. (772)201-5689
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call
(863)467-8856.
RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" x
7 1/2", brand new, never on
truck, asking $950.
(863)697-3865
TIRES & RIMS (4) 8 Lug Alu-
minum w/19.5-44-16.5. TSL
Boggers. $1700 or best offer.
(863)990-5544
TIRES (5) 17", Michelin,
Heavy Duty, for Dodge 2004,
8 lug. wheels. Less than 20K.
$600 (772)201-5689
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856
UTILITY BED, lift qgte '39
Chevy truk, all a prlf $-100 or
best oiler or trade
(863)674-0375



CHEVY 3500 1990, 1 Ton,
Crew Cab, 8 Ft. Utility. Bed,
new paint & clean. $4750.
(239)246-3549
CHEVY '83, 1/2 Ton, 350 au-
to., 40k, needs work. $1000 or
best offer. (863)697-3805 or
(863)697-3804
CHEVY- '98, Ext cab, 4x4, Re-
built engine & Trans. Cold
A/C, $5500. or best offer.
(863)610-1239
FORD F150 '97- V8, new mo-
tor/trans, 7" lift, 35" tires,
step bars, lights, brush
guard, chip, exhaust, rear
springs,. sound system, tool
box, tinted. Great condition
$9500 neg 1772)409-3182
FORD F150 XLT '91- runs &
looks good, new tires &
brakes, AC, tool box, long
bed, $2500 (863)467-7838


FORD F250 1989, 6 cyl, 4
sp, needs distributor,
$600/best offer.
(863)634-30550kee.
FORD F250- '85, 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires. $1000. or best offer
(863)634-0187
FORD F350XLT '95- 4dr, die-
sel, auto, 4x4, long wheel
base, 263K, nice cond,
$11,000(863)612-9891
NISSAN- '94, Red, Chrome
wheels, Bed liner, hitch.
Needs transmission. $500.
(863)675-1490
TOOL BOX- diamond plate,
good shape, silver, $50
(863)467-7295
TOYOTA '88, 4X4, Flat bed, 4
cyl., 5 spd., good work or play
truck. 57k. $950 neg.
(863)674-0874
TOYOTA PU '88- 4X4, 5 SPD
with air, $2500
(863)632-9166
TRUCK BED- '95, F350, Dual
wheel. Excellent shape.
$500. or best offer.
(863)261-4781



FORD BRONCO, '94, blue, exc.
cond., $3300.
863-234-3470
FORD EXPLORER '01, 5 spd.,
Pioneer C Dradio pw p-l. E%.
cellent condition. $5500 or
besi other (863)467-4680



ARMY CARGO TRAILER- 5 ton
M105 single axle. 900x20
tires. $700. (863)675-1490
DUAL-AXLE TRAILER- 14X7,
4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
$1600 (863)234-1230
FLAT DECK TRAILER- 20ft, 6"
change, heavy tandem axle
$950 (772)342-7304

INTERSTATE 2006, 7x16, En-
closed, Rear Ramp, Dual Axel,
4 brakes. As New. $4800.
(863)675-4565
TRAILER, 16 ft. long, 14 ft.
loading space, 7 1/2 ft. wide,
2 toolboxes, loading ramp.
$600 (863)675-4706
TRAILER, 42 inches wide, 7 ft.
long, new tires, rims, lights &
hitch w/hand wench. $200
(863)635-1096


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FAIR HOUSING MEANS:
NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF
RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN,
FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP STATUS.
THROUGH .THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF ITS
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
PROGRAM
CITY OF CLEWISTON
IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR
HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR HOUSING LOGO IS
PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT
TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM
DISCRIMINATION THE PROVISION OF BROKERAGE
SERVICES, AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANCING OF
HOUSING.
IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED
AGAINST OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING
DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL 1-800-669-9777 OR TDD 1-
800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION AND
REFERRAL.





REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN060950
KRR PACKINGHAM SLOUGH FLOOD PROTECTION, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for KRR Packlngham Slough Flood Protection, Polk
County, FL on Monday, June 19, 2000 at 230 p.m. local time, at which timely
submitted bids will be opened and publicly read, Construction of automated 40
cfs pump station with a 72" gated culvert & levees to provide flood protection for
the western portion Packingham Slough. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be
held on Friday, June 2, 200 at 10:00 a.m. onsite. -95/FL Turnpike to SR 60
west to River Ranch Blvd. Site located just S of Lake Kissimmee. For directions
call (561) 719-0429. A site visit will immediately elflow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at www.siwmd.ugo. purchasing a set for $108.00 at the above address, by call-
ing (561) 6B2-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
public Is Invited to attend the bidopening. Information on the status of this so-
litation can be obtained at our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
134651 CGS 5/18/06


TRAILER, plywood deck 4x8,
tires 4.80 x 8, 1 7/8 coupler.
$80 (239)357-5984



DODGE CARGO VAN- 92, 3/4
ton, White, Runs well.
$1200. 561-798-1960 or
561-969-1660


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




CITY OF LABELLE
PUBLIC HEARING
The City of LaBelle wil conduct a Public
Heanng for a Budget Amendment of its
Community Development Block Grant
Economic Development Category-
Contract No. 06DB-3K-09-36-02-E09.
The Public Hearing will be held on
June 8,2006, at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall,
481 Highway 80 West, LaBelle, FL
33975. The Citizens Advisory Task
Force will also meet on June 8, 2006,
at 6:45p.m., at the same location.
Should you require special assistance
of any kind, please call the City Clerk
It 8tn .R7 87 3tl ., -t three (3)
oin, d Ir.T hK.: l'
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER!
HANDICAP ACCESS/
DRUG FREE/
FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION
134641 CGS 5/18/06
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
05/27/2006 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1025
Nuben Anna Cuggln A-5
TV, washer, dryer, misc. items
Joyce Nucamendl 12
Cabinet, chair & misc. items
Rhonda Smith K-27 & K-28
TV, misc. items
Chance Lamkln J-50
Washer, misc. items
Martlna Perez 738
Mattresses, Box spring, misc. items
Lori Snyder K-39
Sofa, table & chairs, mattresses
Shirley Mason J-62
Misc. Items
Johnnle Sue Beckworth M-3
Chair, misc. items
Suzanne Ralston 707
Misc. items"
Branna Nelson K-29
Misc. items
134464 CGS 5/11,18/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tifany Hall,
Petitioner
Leslie Webb,
Respondent


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Glades County Board of County Commissioners
will accept sealed proposals up to 5:00 PM, June 9, 2006 at the County Manag-
ers Office, Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida for the following:
ArchitecturalEngineenng Services to Repair
Courthouse Foundation, Columns and Electrical System
Each agent shall inspect and evaluate the Courthouse, make the necessary and re-
quired recommendations to bring the Courthouse into compliance including all la-
bor, materials, necessary plans and permitting services and fees to fully execute
those recommendations.
Each agent must include evidence that they are currently licensed and registered by
the State of Florida Construction Industy Licensing board in accordance with a
its current statutes. Each agency shall close the name of any officer, director,
agent or subcontractor who Is also an employee of Glades County, Florida.
Notice is hereby given that the Glades County Board of County Commissioners ol
Glades County, Florida acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter re-
ferred to as "COUNTY", will receive up to, but not later than, the above-stated
time, sealed proposals for the award of a contract for the above services. Propo-
sals shall be received In the place Identified above. Those proposals timely re-
ceived shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above-stated time and
place.
The COUNTY reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to waive any irregu-
larities or Informalities in any proposals or in the bidding process without disclo-
sure of a reason. The failure to make a disclosure shall not result in accrual of any
right, claim or cause of action by an unsuccessful bidder against the Glades
County Board ofl County Commissioners.
All proposals shall be received by Wendell Taylor, County Manager, 500 Avenue J,
Post Office Box 1018, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 by the stated date and hour
and shall be enclosed within a sealed envelope with the words: Proposal for Ser-
vices for Courthouse Repairs.
134579 CGS Glades County 5/18/2006

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN0O0951
PACKINGHAM/BUTTERMILK SLOUGHS RESTORATION FEATURES,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Panlm
Beach, Florida 33406, for Packingham/Buttermllk Sloughs Restoration Fea-
tures, Polk County, FL on Monday, June 19, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local time, al
which timely submitted bids will be opened and publicly read. Construction of lenv
ee, emergency spillway & gated culvert. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference wil be
held on Frday, June 2, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. onsite. I-95/FL Turnpike to SR 60
west to River Ranch Blvd. Site located just S of Lake Kissimmee. For directions
call (561) 719-0429. A stevisit will Immediatelyfollow.
All bids must conform to the instructions In the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at www d.o purchasing a set for $34.00 at the above address, by calling
(5e1) 602-63B1, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this so
lcltatlon can be obtained at our web site www.sfwmnd.gov.
134638 CGS/CN 5/18/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Number: 2005-279-DR


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR In Re the Marriage of:
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WAYNE R. CASTEN Husband & KIMBER-
DISSLUTINLY FAITH CASTEN, WOe


TO: Leslie K. Webb
215 Pine Crest Avenue
Moore Haven, FL 33471
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Tiffany
Hall whose address is 500 WC Owens
(P.O. Box 880, Clewiston, FL 33440)
on or before, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court, before service
on Petition or immediately thereafter. If
you fall to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents In this
case, Including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts of-
fice. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.0915.).
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerics office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result In sanctions, in-
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
DATED: 5/5/06
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Deputy Clerk
134840 CN 5/18,25;6/1,8/06

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS O41H1E
CENTRAL COUNTYWATER CONTROL
DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regular
Meeting of the Board of Suervisors of
the Central County Water Control Dis-
trict will be held on Wednesday, May
24, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Montura
Clubhouse, Montura Ranch Estates,
State Road 833, Clewiston, Florida.
The purpose of this meeting is to
transact any and all business which
may come before the Board. If a per-
son decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public
meeting or hearing herein referred he
or she may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is based.
133969 CN 5/18/06

NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
May 26,2006
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Candice Hager:
Clothes rack, dresser w/mirror, night
stand, full/queen bed w/headboard,
and misc. Items
Property of Patience Davis:
2 Big screen TVs, 26" IV, living rom
suite, entertainment center, coffee ta-
ble, end table, chairs, toys and misc.
items.
135045 BGS 5/18,25/06


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION
TO:KIMBERLY FAITH CASTEN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
dissolution of marriage, including
claims for dissolution of marriage,
payment of debts, division of real nad
person property, and for payments of
support, has been filed against you.
You are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, If any, to this
action on Ralph Elver, of Pavese Law
Firm, Petitioners attorney, whose ad-
dress P.O. Drawer 2280, 461 S. Main
Street, LaBelle, Florida 33975, on or
before 6-9-06 and file the original with
the clerk of this court, at Glades
County Courthouse, Avenue J, Suite
102, Moore Haven, FL, PO Box 10,
Moore Haven, FL 33471, either before
service on Petitioners attorney or Im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you fro the
relief demanded in the petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285 Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleading's.
DATED this 5th day of May, 2006
JOE FULINT
Clerk of Circuit Court
JENNIFER BEVIS
Deputy Clerk
134562 cgs 5/18,25/2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO: 2006-274 DR
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
MICHAEL HARTWICK,
Petitioner/Husband
and
ELIZABETH LEE HARTWICK
Plaintiff/Wife
AMENDED NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: Elizabeth Lee Hartwick
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Peti-
tion for Dissolution of Marriage has
been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, It any, to It on Thomas
Montgomery, Esquire, Atomey for Pe-
titioner, whose address is P.O. Box
1510, Belle Glade, FL 33430, and file
the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court, in LaBelle, Hendry
County, Florida, on or before May 29,
2006, otherwise, a judgment against
you may be entered for the relief de-
manded in the Petiton.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result In sanctions, In-
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Courton April 19,2006.
CLERK OF THE COURT
By:S. Hammond
DEPUTY CLERK
133504 CGS 5/11,18.25:6/1/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DMSION
Case No. 2006-73-CA Div GKC
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF
COUNTRYWIDE MORTGAGE BACKED
SECURITIES SERIES 2003-R4,
Plaintiff
vs.
JOSE J. OVALLE, etal.,
Defendants.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure Including Award of Atorneys'
Fees and Costs dated May 3, 2006,
entered in Case No. 2006-73-CA.Div.
GKC of the Circuit Court of the 20th
Judicial Circuit In and for Hendry
County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF
NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFCATEHOLDERS OF COUNTRY-
WIDE MORTGAGE BACKED SE-
CURITIES SERIES 2003-R4 is the
Plaintiff and JOSE J. OVALLE and
NANSI OVALLE, his wife; SHERWOOD
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC a
Florida corporation; JOHN DOE, N/K/A
CUACHTEMAC LOPEZ and JANE DOE,
N//A MARIA CARBAJAL Is/are Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at the second floor
hallway, in front on the main Clerk's
Office. Hendry County Courts Buiding,
Labelle, Florida in the City of LaBelle,
Florida at 11:00 A.M., on Wednesday,
the 31st day of May, 2006, the follow-
ing described property, as set forth in
sad Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure Including Award of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs, to-wit
Lot 9, Block B, of SHERWOOD SUBDI-
VISION, according to the Map or Plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page .127, in the Public Records of
Hendry County, Floridda. Together with
a 1995 SUNC Mobile Home having
Identification Numbers of
FLFLS33A16819SU31 and
FLFLS33B16819SU31 and Title Num-
bers of 71638732 and 71638733,
which Is permanently affixed to real
ATED this 3rd dayof May, 2006.
BARBARA BUTLER, Clerk
By:/S/Hammond
DENIS M. ROSENTHAL, ESQ. Deputy Clerk
ADORNO &YOSS LLP
2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Suite 400
Miami, Florida 33134
(305) 460-1100
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
Senior Deputy Court Administrator
whose office Is located at the Lee
County Justice Center, Rm 3112,
1700 Monroe Skreet, Fort Myers, Flodi-
da 33901, telephone number
813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
D, or 1 (800) 955-8770 (V), via
lida Relay Service, not later than
seven('7) days por to the proceeding.
133374CGS 5/11,18/06

Notice of Public Meeting
The Hendry County Construction Licens-
ing board will hold a regulaly sched-
uled meeting on May 25, 2006 at 6:30
p.m. to conduct routine business.
The meeting will be held at 25 HIcka-
oochee Ave, Hendry County Court-
house Complex, LaBelle, Florida, In the
county commissioners chambers.
133271 CB/CGS5/18/2006


Earth Talk


New Web site compares gas prices


From the Editors of E/The
Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Can you
explain the "Zero Waste" move-
ment in Europe, Australia and
elsewhere that goes beyond
recycling to reduce waste? How
can we make it happen here in
the U.S.?
In essence, "Zero Waste" is a
design principle writ large,
whereby products are con-
ceived, produced, packaged,
distributed and retired with their
long-term environmental
impacts in mind. According to
the non-profit GrassRoots Recy-
cling Network (GRRN), "Zero
waste maximizes recycling, min-
imizes waste, reduces consump-
tion and ensures that products
are made to be reused, repaired
or recycled back into nature or
the marketplace." GRRN is call-
ing on companies to take
responsibility for the entire life-
cycle of their products and pack-
aging, and on governments to
not subsidize non-recyclable
waste processing.
"Waste is the result of bad
design," says Eric Lombardi of
EcoCycle, a recycler in Boulder,
Colorado. "The concept of zero
waste leads upstream to the
designer's desk, where waste
needs to be designed out." Lom-
bardi, a leading light in the fledg-
ling U.S. zero waste movement,
lays out four basic principles for
achieving zero waste: (1) Make
producers responsible for the
waste their products create; (2)


invest in infrastructure rather
than in more landfills and incin-
erators; (3) end taxpayer subsi-
dies for wasteful and polluting
industries; (4) and create jobs
and new businesses around the
re-use of discards.
While the concept has been
slow to catch on here, it has
been standard practice in parts
of Europe and elsewhere for
over a decade. In fact, some 25
countries require companies to
take back their packaging, and
some have gone so far as to
mandate "Extended Producer
Responsibility" laws, whereby
companies must pay for the
waste generated in the produc-
tion, packaging and distribution
of their products.
In Germany, a 1991 ordi-
nance seeking to address pack-
aging waste was a huge success.
By 2000, the agencies charged
with collecting and recycling
such materials were recovering
over 90 percent of the plastics
and glass used in German pack-
aging. (In the U.S. we reclaim
5.3 and 26 percent respectively.)
Another success story comes
from Australia, where its capital
city, Canberra, embarked on a
"No Waste by 2010" campaign
in 1996. By 2001 the city had
reduced waste sent to landfills
by 40 percent and more than
doubled the garbage it captured
for reuse. The city also began
fueling two of its power stations
with re-captured methane gas
from its landfills, which is plenti-
ful enough to power 3,000


homes for 30 years.
In the U.S., industry has con-
tinually put up roadblocks to any
serious consideration of adopt-
ing such initiatives at the federal
level. But, according to the Zero
Waste International Alliance, at
least 18 local communities have
taken it upon themselves to
adopt their own strategies for
achieving zero waste. These
include a dozen California cities
and towns; Boulder and Summit
counties in Colorado; Carrboro,
North Carolina; the Central Ver-
mont Waste Management Dis-
trict; and the cities of Seattle and
New York.
"Zero waste is about chal-
lenging the ruling paradigm that
says we can manage waste safe-
ly in landfills and incinerators,"
says GRRN's national coordina-
tor, Bill Sheehan. GRRN helps
coordinate efforts to implement
zero waste campaigns in the
U.S., and offers a wealth of free
resources on its website.
CONTACTS: GrassRoots
Recycling Network, www.grrn.
org; EcoCycle, www.ecocycle.
org; Zero Waste International
Alliance, www.zwia.org.
GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL
QUESTION? Send it to: Earth-
Talk, c/o E/The Environmental
Magazine, P.O. Box 5098, West-
port, CT 06881; submit it at:
www.emagazine.conm/earthtalk/
thisweek/, or e-mail: earthtalk@
emagazine.com. Read past
columns at: www.emagazine.
com/earthtalk/archives.php.


TALLAHASSEE Escalating
fuel prices are impacting not only
the motoring public, but the
state's agriculture industry as
well, Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson said today.
To help consumers gauge
gasoline prices around Florida,
Bronson unveiled a web site that
will provide weekly updates on
the average price of regular, mid-
grade and premium gasoline, as
well as diesel fuel, in 20 Florida
major metropolitan areas. The
web site is located at www.flori-
da-agriculture.com/gasprices/.
"This tool will enable
motorists to see how their area
compares with others around the
state," Mr. Bronson said. "It will
also assist the public in planning
travel for business or pleasure."
Bronson said the state's
44,000 farmers have seen fuel
prices increase by a reported 68
cents a gallon in the past year,
adding well in excess of $100
million to their agricultural pro-
duction costs. Growers are
highly dependent on fuel for
operations on their farms, trans-
porting their crops to market,
and to receive shipments of
seeds, plants, fertilizer and
other materials they need to
operate their farms and ranch-
es. Costs for all of those activi-
ties have increased.
"Our growers, who feed the
world with the 280 commercial
crops they produce, are having a
tough time," Mr. Bronson said.
"We in Florida and throughout
the country have the safest and
most affordable food supply in
the world, and our producers are


"We see this initiative as holding real promise to
assist our country in reducing its dependence on
foreign oil and in giving our growers alternative
crops that may be the difference in whether or
not they keep their land in agriculture."
Charles H. Bronson,
Florida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner


doing all that they can to absorb
these increased costs."
In an effort to ease both Flori-
da and the nation's dependency
on foreign oil, Mr. Bronson is
spearheading an effort to have
Florida farmers grow fuel crops
to support this production.
Known as "Farm to Fuel," the
initiative stems from the "25 x
'25" vision, which calls for 25
percent of the nation's energy
needs to be produced by Ameri-
ca's farms, ranches and forests
by the year 2025.
"Florida is well positioned to
be a leader in this effort because
of our available farmland and
our mild climate," Mr. Bronson
said. "The goal is to reduce the
country's dependency on foreign
oil, and at the same time to pro-
vide alternative crops that our
farmers can grow to keep our
industry viable."
In January, Mr. Bronson held
his first "Farm to Fuel" meeting
in Tallahassee attended by
about 60 representatives of
Florida's agriculture industry,
companies interested in build-
ing processing plants to convert
crops to fuel and scientists who


have developed processes for
converting crops to ethanol or
bio-diesel. Plans are being
made for a major conference on
the subject in late summer.
Last week, Governor Jeb
Bush and the Florida Cabinet,
which includes Mr. Bronson,
adopted a resolution in support
of the "25 x '25" vision, encour-
aging the production of renew-
able energy and fuels by Florida
farms and ranches to help meet
the state and nation's future
energy needs.
At Mr. Bronson's urging, the
Florida Legislature, which con-
cluded its 2006 session last week,
provided $5 million this year for
grants in support of bio-energy
research and demonstration
projects in addition to $10 mil-
lion slated for other renewable
energy technologies.
"We see this initiative as
holding real promise to assist
our country in reducing its
dependence on foreign oil and
in giving our growers alternative
crops that may be the difference
in whether or not they keep
their land in agriculture," Mr.
Bronson said.


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