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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: June 1, 2006
Publication Date: 1928-
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Volume 81


At a Glance

uhlhti-year
reunion planned
} The Clewiston High
School classes of 1972-1975
are planning to hold a multi-
year reunion on June 23 and
24. Please contact one of the
following classmates for
more information: Kathy Lee
Caulkins at (863) 983-8654,
Adriana Terga Soto at (863)
983-9209, Amy Crosby Stan-
ton at (863) 983-7219, or
Belinda Herring at (863)954-
261-7781. Classmates may
also email Belinda at sunigi-
gi@msn.com. Please make
reservations by June 4.

Clewiston Health
Fair planned
Hendry County Health
Department will host a health
fair on June 6, from 4 p.m.
until 7 p.m. at the Health
Department in Clewiston,
located at 1100 South
Olympia Street. Free screen-
ings will be offered for cho-
lesterol, body fat analysis,
bone density, blood pressure,
hemoglobin, memory, and
PSA testing for prostate can-
cer. Participating providers
will provide information on
personal health, injury pre-
vention, emergency pre-
paredness, and tips on diet,
exercise and bicycle safety.
Exhibits, screenings,
snacks, giveaways, and door
prize drawings will be a part
of the fun and informative
evening with lots of helpful
information available. For
more information call Beth
.FabFin.tL983:1408, ext. 522,
or Mary Ruth Prouty at 674-
4041, ext. 127.

4-HYouth
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.

Furniture helps
hurricane victims
First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston has
received a truckload of'good
used blue cloth recliners for
distribution to those in need
around our community. Pri-
ority will be given to those
who lost furniture as a result
of the hurricane. CREW, the
Community Rebuilding Ecu-
menical Workforce, will be
helping to coordinate distri-
bution. Call 983-2390 to regis-
ter your request. Qualified
applicants will be given a
time when they can pick up
their chair(s).The church
might be able to arrange
delivery in hardship cases.

Lake Level


12.69
feet
S above sea
level

Index
Classifieds . .19-23
Opinion ............4.
School .............9
Sports ............ 14
See Page 2 for information about
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U.S. Sugar, HRMC end suit


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON After a year of
back-and-forth legal wrangling,
Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter and U.S. Sugar have reached
a settlement.
Hendry Regional has agreed
to pay U.S. Sugar $50,000 to
reimburse a portion of the com-
pany's legal expenses associat-
ed with a legal battle that pitted
the two entities against one
another with the financial sol-


vency of the hospital at the cen-
ter of the discussion.
The issue stems from a pub-
lic records request that U.S.
Sugar filed with Hendry Region-
al last year for information
about the hospital's financial
records.
Representatives with U.S.
Sugar stated their concern for
what they claimed to be mis-
management of the hospital
and sought answers by ordering
-Hendry Regional to produce the


financial documents necessary
to make a determination.
According to U.S. Sugar offi-
cials, the request came after the
hospital's 25 percent raise in ad
valorem taxes that executives
with the company, Senior Vice
President Robert Coker includ-
ed, criticized. They said the
taxes were meant to cover a
growing deficit that seemed to
spiral out of control.
Hospital officials, mean-
while, said the growing deficit at


Water park: Summer vacation fun


INI/ldeybis Gonzalez
Robert James Westberry and Alexandra Marie Westberry, cousins, are enjoying the first
few days of their summer vacation period by playing together at the Clewiston water
park Monday. -

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Hendry Regional was fueled by
the rising numbers of non-pay-
ing customers. Hendry Regional
Director of Public Affairs Rod-
ney Larson said the hospital,
forced to treat all patients
regardless of their ability to pay,
must expect some bad debt to
continue.
Recently, both U.S. Sugar
and Hendry Regional agreed to
a settlement to put an end to the
issue.
According to a press release


from U.S. Sugar, the hospital
acknowledged that it did not
produce required documents
until after the lawsuit was filed-
in February and agreed on the
settlement.
"Our primary concern is and
always has been the efficient
delivery of high quality health-
care to the residents of Hendry
County. Settlement of this law-
suit does not help to further that
See Hospital Page 12


Students



prepare for



busy summer


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON Summer
vacation is here and our chil-
dren are out of school. Clewis-
ton's recreation department
offers many fun activities for
the kids during the summer,
and throughout the year, too.
With children looking for
something to do during the
'summer months, many par-
ents will likewise be looking
for a good program for their
Q'kids. --.,-..- ....
There are a variety of pro-
grams for parents to choose
from that are offered by the
recreation department, such
as: day camps, swimming,


yoga, tennis, guitar and gar-
dening programs.
One of the highlights of the
department is summer camp,
which provides camp activi-
ties for about 150 children,
swimming lessons for 200
swimmers, and tennis lessons
for 50 students,
Planning these activities is
Angie Kelley, Clewiston's
recreation director. Ms. Kelley
is Clewiston's long-time recre-
ation director, selected to
.head thec-ity's recreation pro-
gram in 1989, after serving as
a city employee for nearly ten
years.
See Summer Page 12


Hendry County


asks for help


from Washington


"Wheee, here we come!" Big sister Chelsey McDaniel holds on tight to her two younger
sisters Jamie and Tiffany McDaniel as they come down through the slide at the Clewis-
ton water park on Memorial Day.


By Patty Brant and
Kristin Hunter
LABELLE Faced with
unprecedented growth and all
the issues that surround it,
Hendry County officials are
looking for all the help they
can get.
Washington, D.C., is a long
way away from this south cen-
tral Florida community, but
.locals have caught U.S. Con-
gressman Mark Foley's ear.
Lake Okeechobee's prob-
lems seem to be multiplying.
For months West Coast resi-


dents have been accusing
water releases from the lake
for damaging the estuaries
along the Gulf Coast, even
threatening legal action to stop
the releases and suggesting
flooding areas around the lake
as a "fix."
Now, concerns that the Her-
bert Hoover Dike could fail,
resulting in devastation for sur-
rounding communities, have
been added to the overall
issues. Corps of Engineer mod-
els show that approximately 25
See Help Page 12


Local children's book

Available at library


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON One of
Clewiston's own authors contin-
ues to spread the message of his
children's book, "Let's Be
Friends," a story about friendship
and love.
David R. Williams, the author
of the book and a resident of the
area, donated a copy of his book
to the local library to give children
here the opportunity to read his
latest work.
Clewiston Mayor Mali Cham-
ness was on hand to receive the
book and congratulate Mr.
Williams on his work.
Mayor Chamness was
impressed to find out that Mr.
Williams, a writer who is current-
ly working on a much larger
novel, wrote the book in two
days' time and with the help of his
wife, Gail Williams.


As previously reported in the
Clewiston News, Mr. Williams'
book deals with the subject of
friendship. The main character,
Pole, discovers what it means to
have good friends and be a true
friend himself.
Throughout the book Mr.
Williams incorporated moral and
spiritual values that children can
learn through the story of how
the animals lived together and
helped each other. The book also
teaches children to obey their
parents, and give more than they
receive, because love always
returns.
Library Director Barbara
Oeffner encourages parents and
children to come to the library
and check out the book. It is avail-
able immediately, according to
Ms. Oeffner.
In addition to donating the
See Books Page 12


INI/Ideybis Gonzalez
Last week, Mayor Mali Chamness and Library Director Barbara Oeffner received a book
donation from author David R. William and his wife Gail Williams.


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Obituaries : L ; ..


Robert D.
McQueen, Sr.
Robert D. McQueen, Sr., age 74,
died on May 26, 2006 in Indianapo-
lis. Mr. McQueen retired in 1985
alter 35 years of service at Western
Electric as a Department Chief.
Since retirement, Mr. and Mrs.
McQueen divided their time
between Indianapolis and Florida.
lie was a member of St. Roch
Catholic Church in Indianapolis.
Mr. McQueen also served at St.
Joseph the Worker Catholic
Church in Moore Haven. A self-less
volunteer, Mr. McQueen was a
charter member of the Buckhead
Ridge Florida Knights of Columbus
i:rd Degree.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, DeVere and Martha Lucille
B3ettcher McQueen and one grand-
son, Thomas Q. McQueen. He was
hi ie beloved husband of 57 years to
Patricia A. Bickers McQueen and
the father of seven precious chil-
dren, Carolyn Sharp, Robert D. and
(Lynette) McQueen, Jr., Donald
and (Monika) McQueen, Nancy
and (Ronald) Butler, John J.
McQueen, Larry and (Robin)
McQueen, and Patricia L.
McQueen. He is also survived by 18
grandchildren, 10 great grandchil-
dren and 14 nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of Paul and
(Trae) McQueen; brother-in-law of
Betty and the late, Alan Hussion,
and Wesley and (Carlene) Bickers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated on Tuesday, May 30,
2006 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Roch
Catholic Church. Friends may call
on Monday, May 29, 2006 from 4


Eric and Ashley Greer
Hall/Greer
Ashley Birdsong Hall, formerly
of Clewiston, and Eric Justin Greer
were married April 8 at River Palm
Cottages and Fish Camp in Jensen
Beach. The bride is the daughter of
David and Kay Hall of Ft. Pierce,
and the groom is the son of Kathy
Bean of Salisbury, Mo., and the late
Rick Greer.
Bridesmaids included Cristina
Howard of St. Louis, Mo., Amanda
Woods and Summer liams of
Kansas City, Mo., Mary Middleton
of Columbia, Mo., and the groom's
sister Courtney Bean of Salisbury.
The best man was Henry Henke of


until 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O'Riley
Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St.,
Indianapolis, Ind. where morning
prayers will be said on Tuesday,
May 31 at 10:30 a.m. prior to Mass.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the St. Joseph Catholic
Worker Church Food Pantry, PO
Box 1109,1800 US 27 North, Moore
Haven, FL 33471.
Marion
Stanley Newton
Marion Stanley (Stan) Newton,
age 62, a resident of Lakeport since
1998, died on Wednesday, May 24,
2006. He was born on June 29,
1944 in Ft. Myers, and was an Army
Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Sally
Rider Newton, of Lakeport; his
three sons, Gary (Jennifer) Homes-
Newton of Lakeport, Kevin (Aman-
da) Zarrella of Lakeport, and Jeffrey
(Yabel) Zarrella, also of Lakeport.
He is also survived by his two
daughters, Ronnica (Rob) Stanley
of Nashville, TN, and Lainne (Kyle)
Kitterman of Lakeport; along with
grandchildren, Julia, 18,. Jocelyn,
13, Ariel, 12, Jordon, 7, Chelsey, 11,
Taylor, 7, Aaron, 7, Legacy, 5,
James, 4 months, and one on the
way. In addition, he is also survived
by three brothers and two sisters.
The family will receive friends
from noon until 1 p.m. on Monday,
June 5, at the Maple Grove Baptist
Church, 120 E. S.R. 78 N.E., Lake-
port. Memorial services will follow
at 1 p.m. Pastor Scott Garvin will
officiate.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Submitted to INI


Salisbury, and the groomsmen
were Jason Stanek of Columbia,
Scott Fielder of Medford, Ore., and
the bride's brother David J. Hall of
Gainesville. The ceremony was
performed by the bride's uncle,
Kim Birdsong, of Sedalia, Mo.
The bride, a 2000 graduate of
LaBelle High School, graduated
from the University of Missouri's
School of Journalism in 2003, and
is currently an ABC News
anchor/reporter for KDRV-TV in
Medford, Ore. The groom, also a
graduate of the University of Mis-
souri, is a manager with Enterprise
Car Rental in Medford, where the
couple will reside.


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Staff is busy planning for more volunteer groups coming this
summer from Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania. They also
hope to challenge local businesses and individuals to help
pitch in as well with donations and volunteer time.
MEMM b/ F4k, f


CREW has been helping people
throughout our community
(Hendry and Glades counties) and
identifying others who need help
for several months. Over the next
three months, CREW has already
scheduled three volunteer crews
from Lakeland, Florida, Pennsylva-
nia, Ohio and Indiana who are vol-
unteering their time, donating sup-
plies and paying their own
transportation and personal
expenses to come to our commu-
nity to help rebuild homes and
mend lives. CREW has identified a
lot of people with needs. It will take
a long time to meet these needs.
Obviously the more volunteers and
the more donations; the quicker
this process will be. Many other
long term recovery groups that
have helped communities like ours
recover have found it takes years.
CREW expects the same.
I wanted to take the time to
acknowledge the many people
who have helped get us to where
we are today. It is important that the
community knows how local indi-
viduals and business have helped,
as well as those from far away.
Crystal Strickland, Patricia and
David Adams, AGAPE home, and
Babcock Furniture donated mat-
tress for people whose mattresses
were destroyed in the hurricane.
Rawl's Real Estate donated office
furniture. The Career and Service
center has donated office equip-
ment and supplies. Blue tarps were
donated from the Core of Engi-
neers, New Harvest Church, and
the First United Methodist Church.
Lumber was donated by Ronald
Rounds, who also volunteered
time and skilled labor. Bentley Kill-
mon donated use of truck. Carson
Killmon, Miguel Herrera and Tracy


Rounds donated time and labor.
Veronica Gambel donated dry wall
as did Davidson's Dry Cleaners
who also generously donated pan-
eling and carpet. David and Tommy
McClussky donated time and labor.
Wanda Banks donated a hot water
heater. David Adams volunteered
time and skilled labor and use of
materials. The City of Clewiston has
provided us office space, and City
Building and Zoning Department
has provided invaluable advice and
feedback for us as we prepare to
help clients rebuild their homes.
The First United Methodist Church
also has donated a lot of time, food,
and office space and office supplies
and covered a lot of our start up
costs, as well as hosting several vol-
unteer groups. Pastor and Kathy
Hicks, of this same church, also
provided numerous hours of vol-
unteer time and professional
expertise, as well as furniture. The
Community Presbyterian Church
donated a Shed and volunteer time.
The First Baptist Church donated
time and labor.
In addition, we have lots of
exciting things happening. We are
hoping to assist at least 5 families
living in condemned trailers apply
for new donated ones, assist a vol-
unteer group and family build a
home from the ground up, repair
interior damage for those whose
insurance only covered their roofs,
repair and replace roofs, referral
and advocacy as well as case man-
agement services to families, edu-
cation, and many other services.
We have volunteer'groups coming
in from Lakeland, Ohio, Indiana
and Pennsylvania. We also hope to
.increase our volunteer labor by
recruiting local individuals and
organizations to assist as well.


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Case managers help give hope by getting donated furnitu;
to clients whose furniture was destroyed by Hurricane Wilrgr
as they prepare for Memorial Day weekend when volunteer-
from Lakeland will come in to help rebuild homes.




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national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges,
programs and activities generally accorded or made available
to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration or
its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and
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On Saturday as many were relaxing and enjoying the holiday
weekend, others were repairing doors, roofs, hanging drywall,
replacing ceiling and paneling to help the residents of Hendry
and Glades counties continue in their recovery efforts.

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Thursday, June 1, 2006


2 LIFESTYLES


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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SBy MayAnn Morris
Historically, Florida has
always been all about agricul-
ture, from drainage pioneer,
Hamilton Disston in the 1800s,
to sugar pioneers, Edwin Mott
and the Fanjul family. Farmers
came from the "dust bowl" of
the mid-west in the 1930s and
before.
Some of the state's first set-
"tlers were cattle ranchers in the
1800s. These tough pioneers
2Vounded up the scrub cattle they
found in Florida. The cattle were
descended from the cattle left by
Spanish explorers in the 1500s
Nand 1600s. Early Floridians
turned the wild cattle into a busi-
.ness, driving them to the west
coast of the state to be shipped
to Cuba for beef. They also pro-
vided meat for Confederate
troops during the Civil War.
Agriculture is a very prof-
itable business in Florida. In
2003, 30 percent of the land in
the state was farmed, according
to the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture (USDA). With year-
around warm temperatures and
50-some inches of rain, Florida
is ideal for many crops. In addi-
tion, North Florida's Thorobred
horse industry has produced 86
equine millionaires, including
1978's Triple Crown winner,
Affirmed.
Agriculture made a $62 bil-
lion impact on Florida's econo-
my in 2003 according to the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services
(FDACS). The industry accounts
for 648,000 total jobs and $6.4
billion in actual production.
Greenhouse/nursery opera-
tions account for $1.6 billion;
tomatoes, $516 million; cattle,
more than $348 million; and,
sugarcane, $560 million.
Florida produce finds its way
into nearly every household in
the U.S. and has agricultural
trade with over 100 foreign
countries generating $1.3 billion
in cash receipts. (FDACS)
All those agriculture indus-
tries require water.
Virtually all Florida's water
comes from rain. There are no
spring-fed underground rivers
here just rain that falls on the
ground and people who use it.
People use it to drink, wash
laundry and cars, water lawns,
and grow vegetables, fruit trees,
landscape plants and sugarcane.
Water inFlorida can be found
in two places: ground water
(underground aquifers) which
supplies 62 percent of the state's
water needs and surface Water
(lakes and the canals that flow
from them), which supply the
remaining 38 percent. Water sci-
entists and managers have
developed classifications for
working with water data: Public,
(water plants for homes, busi-
nesses, etc), and self-supplied,
agricultural, commercial
(includes mining), recreational
(golf courses, for instance), and
power generation.
Only some is metered; most
is estimated, based on a "factor"
a number value proven by use to
represent the actual amount
used.
Ground water is used for 92
percent of the state's drinking
water.
Power plants and irrigation
consume 82 percent of the sur-
face water used.
Most of the surface water is
from managed canals and lakes,
such as Lake Okeechobee,
which supplies Glades, Hendry,
Martin, Palm Beach and St. Lucie
counties, the Caloosahatchee
River (Glades, Hendry and Lee
counties). A large percentage of
the water that is flooded onto
fields or groves is not absorbed
and is pumped back into canals
or ditches for later use.
Although public (water
plants) and domestic (from
wells) water use has increased
due to population increases, the
per capital (per person) use has
been reduced from 144 gallon







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PALM BEACH $760 million 534,000 acres
$$$ Crops: veggies (sweet corn, rice), sugarcane and
nursery/greenhouse
Acres: 340,000 in sugarcane, 58,600 in veggies, (of which 26,000 is
corn and 14,000 rice)
DADE $578 million 93,000 acres
$$$ Crops: veggies, greenhouse and nursery and fruit and some
livestock
Acres: 34,000 in veggies (of which 18,000 is snap beans, 7,200 avo-
cados, 5,300 squash), 6,100 nursery stock
e HENDRY $376 million 552,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruits, veggies, hay and other, milk and bees
Acres: 105,000 in citrus, 72,000 sugarcane, 17,600 veggies
POLK- $285 million, 620,000 acres
$$$ Crops: citrus, nursery/greenhouse and cattle
Acres: 117,000 in citrus
COLLIER $268 million 181,000 acres
$$$ Crops: vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes,
greenhouse/nursery
Acres: 36,000 in citrus, 18,000 in veggies (of which 14,000 are toma-
toes)
ORANGE -$243 million 147,000 acres
$$$ Crops: citrus, nursery/greenhouse and cattle
Acres: 8,700 in citrus
HIGHLANDS $236 million 577,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruits, nursery/greenhouse, cattle and bees
Acres: 81,000 in citrus, 1,500 in bulbs (flowers)
OKEECHOBEE $144 million 393,000 acres
$$$ Cattle, milk and some crops: melons and potatoes
Acres: 12,000 in citrus
MARTIN- $128 million 206,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruit, mainly oranges, nursery/greenhouse, cattle
Acres: 48,000 in citrus
ST. LUCIE $128 million 222,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruit and cattle.
Acres: 93,000 in citrus
LEE $113 million 126,000 acres
$$$ Crops: nursery/greenhouse, fruit, aquaculture, livestock and
bees
Acres: 14,000 in citrus, 3,300 veggies (of which 1,800 were cucum-
bers)
GLADES $72 million 408,000 acres
$$$ Crops: hay and other and livestock
Acres: 8,600 in citrus
*OSCEOLA-$65 million 653,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruits, nursery/greenhouse and cattle
Acres: Citrus 10,600
BROWARD $50 million 24,000 acres
$$$ Crops: nursery/greenhouse, vegetables and bees
Acres: 400 in citrus and 800 veggies
MONROE $3 million 102 acres
$$$ Crops: aquaculture, nursery/greenhouse and fruit (floraculture,
avocados, mangos)
Acres noted: "Cannot be disclosed"


per day consumption in 1983 to
106 gallons per day in 2000. This
is due to more use of reclaimed
water. (treated wastewater or
sewage) for irrigation of land-
scaping, more efficient water fix-
tures and increased use of
xeriscaping (grouping thirsty
plants together and using more
native plants) techniques for
landscaping.
Commercial water use,
broadly, is for general commer-
cial, 10 percent; food production
and manufacturing 6 percent;
pulp and paper, 27 percent; and
mining, 33 percent. Polk County
is the largest commercial water
user in the South Florida Water
Management District. Water in
Polk County used for mining of
phosphate, sand and limestone
accounted (road building) for
the vast majority despite the
many citrus groves.
Recreational water use
includes watering grass in public
parks, playgrounds, athletic
fields, golf courses, green areas
on highways and cemeteries
and filling non-agricultural
ponds and swimming pools.
Agriculture, including water-
ing livestock, is the largest user
of water in Florida. About 48
percent of the state's total water
is used for agriculture.
Most of the water comes
from the Floridian aquifer, the
remainder from surface water:
Lake Okeechobee and its canals
in the Everglades Agricultural
Area (EAA) (Glades, Martin,
Palm Beach and St. Lucie coun-
ties) and the canals associated


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with the headwaters of the
Upper St. Johns River (Okee-
chobee and St. Lucie counties in
SFWMD). South Florida is inten-
sively irrigated for sugarcane,
citrus and vegetables to the tune
of 63 percent of the state's total
surface water withdrawals.
More than one-half the agri-
cultural acreage in farms is in
improved pasture, but almost
none of the pastureland is irri-
gated. More than 80 percent of
the remaining acreage (citrus,
sugarcane, nurseries/green-
houses and veggies) is irrigated.
Since the state's water supply
depends on rainfall, irrigation
depends on rainfall. But the drier
.it is, the more farmers need to
irrigate, not less. This irrigation
is for food and jobs, not for
esthetics, like lawns and land-
scaping; hence watering and
car washing restrictions during
droughts.
Agricultural use includes
watering to keep crops from
freeze damage. Ice stays at 32
degrees when a wind chill can
drop below that. Flooding the
fields during the off-season kills
insects and weeds and helps
reduce subsidence of the soil.
The rice crop grown on some
sugarcane fields reduces the
expense of running pumps and
building dikes to keep water on
the fields when flooding them.
Rice is profitable and rice
increases sugar yields by a
ton/acre the year following..
Palm Beach, Hendry, St.
Lucie Counties in SFWMD, plus
Indian River County accounted
for nearly one-half of the total
water used for agriculture in
2000, the last year published
data was found. Florida's sub-
tropical climate and mild win-
ters allow for early spring crops
and multiple crops each year,
and the State's proximity to east
coast markets allows fast ship-
ping.


economyy

The scientists looked at 28
specific cope types and broke
these into four main categories:
veggies, fruit, field, and orna-
mentals and grasses. Of these
four major types, fruit was the
largest user of water for irriga-
tion (47 percent) and citrus
accounted for 98 percent of that.
Field crops, including sugarcane
were the second largest user of
water, using nearly 26 percent.
Together citrus and sugarcane
accounted for 66 percent of the
acres irrigated and 68 percent of
the water used for agriculture.
Better methods of .farming
and irrigation have increased
Citrus trees/acre from 80 trees
per acre in 1970 to 130 trees per
acre in 2000 (Florida Agricultural
Statistics Service 2000), so the
acreage is less, but the fruit is
more. Micro-irrigation use is
increasing so more acreage is
irrigated efficiently and the more
wasteful flood irrigation is being
phased out as new groves use,
and old groves are changed
over, to micro-irrigation.
Harvested sugarcane acreage
has remained relatively constant
at 440,000 acres since 1994
according to the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
suuer Services (FDACS). Veg-
etable acreage has decreased
slightly, but acreage for orna-
mentals and grasses have
increased in the past 20 years,
driven by the development
industry. Sod and many land-
scape plants are needed for new
homes and businesses and they
require large amounts of water
to grow and maintain until sale.
Sugar refineries produce more
water, recovered from the cane
being processed, than they use.
Water discharged from agricul-
tural uses back into canals may
be later pumped back-into culti-
vated acreage for re-use.
Most water for recreational
uses is for golf courses, which
use 72 percent of the recreation-
al water and 48 percent of the
reclaimed water. 61 percent of
recreational acreage is for golf
courses. Although golf courses
are designed with ponds to
catch runoff for re-use as well as
esthetics and water hazards.
The largest consumers of
water in Florida are agriculture
and recreation. This is mainly
due to high evapotranspiration
during hot, dry weather when
demands are high.
Because of changes to the
Florida environment, a program
of "Best Management Practices"
(BMP) has been implemented
by the water management dis-
tricts, particularly SFWMD,
where the areas that drain into
the Everglades (watershed, or
basins) are concerned. BMPs are
five categories: nutrient control,
nutrient source, water manage-
ment, sediment control and pas-
ture management. The FDEP
(Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection, University of
Florida, Institute of Food and
agricultural Sciences and
landowners in the EAA financial-
ly sponsor research to monitor
the BMP program.
The 1994 Everglades Forever
Act targeted the reduction of
phosphorous in the water as key
to the ecological health of South
Florida. The Kissimmee River
Watershed, by way of the river
and Lake Okeechobee and
much area to the south of the
lake is monitored for phospho-
rus. The goal was to reduce
phosphorus by 25 percent.
Phosphorous has been reduced,
not by 25 percent, but by more
than 50 percent in the EAA since
the program's start.
Resources for this article
included: "Water Withdrawals,
Use, Discharge and Trends in
Florida, 2000," USGS and FDEP,
"Everglades Program Best man-
agement Practices Annual
Report, 2004," SFWMD, "2000
Census of Agriculture," USDA.


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The U.S. Senate passed S2611,
the Comprehensive Immigration
Reform Act of 2006 on Thursday,
May 25. Included were provisions
for a more workable guest worker
program. The House version of
immigration reform contains no
guest worker provisions, instead
focusing more on enforcement.
The Senate version is similar
to the House bill in that they
both contain a provision man-
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workers' legal status.
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which will be presented to the
president. Walter Kates, FFVA
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timing. "The longer it takes in
conference negotiations, the
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duce a final bill in an election
year," he said.


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Chamber Chatter


By Sean Moore
Clewiston Chamber
of Commerce
Greetings! Welcome to
another edition of Chamber
Chatter! By the way, thanks to
the staff of the paper for the title,
I submitted my first column
without one. I guess that's why
they are the paid professionals,
and I still try to use White-out on
my screen to fix my typos! Now,
on to business!
One of the main responsibili-
ties we have at the Chamber of
Commerce is to promote mem-
ber names and refer any
inquiries to our members that fit
those needs. In short, we act as a
public relations firm for our
members. With that in mind,
our latest project to promote our
members is a basket full of
goodies for any new business
that opens in town. Instead of
oranges and apples and flowers,
the Chamber welcome baskets
are going to have: menus, key
chains, pens, notepads and any-
thing else that our Chamber
members want to distribute with
their names/logos and business
information in plain site! The
creativeness of our members is
on display as well with tape
measures, Frisbees, and free
admission also being offered up
as a "welcome to Clewiston"
package.
We work hard to ensure that
our Chamber members have
every opportunity to succeed
and excel, and we continue to
examine new ways to serve
those members. If you have ever
heard the expression: "It is bet-
ter to be pro-active instead of re-
active," you will know why we
are doing this program. We feel
it is in the best interests of our
Chamber members to lead
someone directly to them rather


than just assume they will be
found eventually. There is anoth-
er old saying about why we
shouldn't assume that I will not
get into here! Another way to say
it might be that we provide a
roadmap from each prospective
customer to our member's front
door. As these welcome baskets
are opened by the new business
owners/managers, they are pret-
ty much opening a map that
highlights the banks, the grocery
stores, the restaurants, etc.
These baskets will begin to go
out in the next couple of weeks,
or sooner, if we get enough stuff
to fill them up!
If you are a Chamber mem-
ber and are hearing this for the
first time, please call us with any
questions or to let us know you
want to add items to the baskets.
I mentioned last week that we
do email updates throughout
the week, and if you are a Cham-
ber member that is not getting
those emails, there is a good
chance we do not have your
email address. Please contact
our office so we can get you
added ASAP. If you are not a
computer person, you can call
our office at any time with ques-
tions on any project- and there
are more on the way!
If you are not a Chamber
member but would like to join
and take advantage of this or any
of the other services we offer
(like using',this column!), 'please
stop by our office at 109 Central
Avenue. Membership is open to
businesses of any size, civic
groups, and even individuals or
families that just want to be
involved and support their local
community. Here is our email
address for any questions you
may have, clewistoncham-
ber@earthlink.net. See you next
week!


Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2006


A Proclamation by the President
of the United States of America
Throughout our history, the
men and women who have worn
the uniform of the United States
have placed the security of our
Nation before their own safety.
America will be forever grateful for
their service and sacrifice. On
Memorial Day, we honor those
who have paid the ultimate price
for our freedom.
Defending the ideals of our
Nation has required the service
and sacrifice of those from every
generation. From Valley Forge,
across Europe and Asia, and in
Afghanistan and Iraq, courageous
Americans have given their lives
so that others could live in free-
dom. These Soldiers, Sailors, Air-
men, Marines, and Coast Guards-
men took an oath to defend
America, and they upheld that
oath with bravery and decency.
They have liberated the
oppressed, spread freedom and
peace, and set a standard of


courage and compassion for our
Nation. All who enjoy the bless-
ings of liberty live in their debt.
This debt of gratitude extends
also to the families who stood by
our servicemen and women in
times of war and times of peace.
Each of the fallen has left behind
loved ones who carry a burden of
grief, and all Americans are
inspired by the strength of these
families.
At this important time in the his-
tory of freedom, a new generation
of Americans is defending our flag
and our liberty. These men and
women carry on the legacy of our
Nation's fallen heroes and demon-
strate that the United States Armed
Forces remain the greatest force for
freedom in human history.
Those who lost their lives in the
defense of freedom helped protect
our citizens and lay the foundation
of peace for people everywhere.
On Memorial Day, a grateful Nation
pays tribute to their personal
courage, love of country, and dedi-


cation to duty.
In respect for their devotion to
America, the Congress, by a joint
resolution approved on May 11,
1950, as amended (64 Stat. 158),
has requested the President to
issue a proclamation calling on the
people of the United States to
observe each Memorial Day as a
day of prayer for permanent peace
and designating a period on that
day when the people of the United
States might unite in prayer. The
Congress, by Public Law 106-579,
has also designated the minute
beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time
on that day as a time for all Ameri-
cans to observe the National
Moment of Remembrance.
NOW, THEREFORE, 1, GEORGE
W. BUSH, President of the United
States of America, do hereby pro-
claim Memorial Day, May 29, 2006,
as a day of prayer for permanent
peace, and I designate the hour
beginning in each locality at 11:00
a.m. of that day as a time to unite in
prayer. I also ask all Americans to


observe the National Moment of
Remembrance beginning at 3
p.m., local time, on Memorial Day.
I encourage the media to partici-
pate in these observances. I also
request the Governors of the Unit-
ed States and the Commonwealth
of Puerto Rico, and the appropriate i-
officials of all units of government,
to direct that the flag be flown at -
half staff until noon on this l'Mrni:r-*
ial Day on all buildings, grounds,.
and naval vessels throughout thet
United States, and in all areas
under its jurisdiction and control. -1:
also request the people of the Unit.
ed States to display the flag at hall
staff from their homes for the cus
tomary forenoon period.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have'
hereunto set my hand this six-`,-
teenth day of May, in the year of our
Lord two thousand six, and of the
Independence of the United States
of America the two hundred and
thirtieth.
George W. Bush


Memorial Day honors our war dead


Information courtesy the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Three years after the Civil War
ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of
an organization of Union veterans
the Grand Army of the Republic
(GAR) established Decoration
Day as a time for the nation to dec-
orate the graves of the war dead
with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A.
Logan declared that Decoration
Day should be observed on May30.
It is believed that date was chosen
because flowers would be in
bloom all over the country.
The first large observance was
held that year at Arlington National
Cemetery, across the Potomac
River from Washington, D.C.
The ceremonies centered
around the mourning-draped
veranda of the Arlington mansion,
once the home of Gen. Robert E.
Lee. Various Washington officials,
including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S.
Grant, presided over the cere-
monies. After speeches, children
from the Soldiers' and Sailors'
Orphan Home and members of the
GAR made their way through the
cemetery, strewing flowers on both
Union and Confederate graves,
reciting prayers and singing hymns.
Local springtime tributes to the
Civil War dead already had been
held in various places. One of the
first occurred in Columbus, Miss.,
April 25, 1866, when a group of
women visited a cemetery to deco-
rate the graves of Confederate sol-
diers who had fallen in battle at
Shiloh. Nearby were the graves of
Union soldiers, neglected because
they were the enemy. Disturbed at
the sight of the bare graves, the
women placed some of their flow-


ers on those graves, as well.
Today, cities in the North and
the South claim to be the birthplace
of Memorial Day in 1866. Both
V Macon and Columbus, Ga.,
claim the title, as well as Rich-
mond, Va. The village of Boals-
burg, Pa., claims it
began there two
years earlier. A
stone in a Car-
bondale, Ill.,
/ cemetery carries
the statement
that the first Decoration Day cere-
mony took place there on April 29,
1866. Carbondale was the wartime
home of Gen. Logan. Approxi-
mately 25 places have been named
in connection with the origin of
Memorial Day, many of them in the
South where most of the war dead
were buried.
Official Birthplace Declared In
1966, Congress and President Lyn-
don Johnson declared Waterloo,
N.Y, the "birthplace" of Memorial
Day. There, a ceremony on May 5,
1866, honored local veterans who
had fought in the Civil War. Busi-
nesses closed and residents flew
flags at half-staff. Supporters of
Waterloo's claim say earlier obser-
vances in other places were either
informal, not community-wide or
one-time events.
By the end of the 19th century,
Memorial Day ceremonies were
being held on May 30. throughout
the nation. State legislatures passed
proclamations designating the day,
and the Army and Navy adopted
regulations for proper observance
at their facilities.
It was not until after World
War I, however, that the day was
expanded to honor those who


have died in all American wars.
In 1971, Memorial Day was
declared a national holiday by an
act of Congress, though it is still
often called Decoration Day. It
was then also placed on the last
Monday in May, as were some
other federal holidays.
Some States Have Confederate
Observances Many Southern states
also have their own days for honor-
ing the Confederate dead. Missis-
sippi celebrates Confederate
Memorial Day on the last Monday
of April, Alabama on the fourth
Monday of April, and Georgia on
April 26. North and South Carolina
observe it on May 10, Louisiana on
June 3 and Tennessee calls that
date Confederate Decoration Day.
Texas celebrates Confederate
Heroes Day January 19 and Vir-
ginia calls the last Monday in May
Confederate Memorial Day.
Gen. Logan's order for his
posts to decorate graves in 1868
"with the choicest flowers of
springtime" urged: "We should
guard their graves with sacred vigi-
lance. ... Let pleasant paths invite
the coming and going of reverent
visitors and fond mourners. Let no
neglect, no ravages of time, testify
to the present or to the coming
generations that we have forgot-
ten as a people the cost of a free
and undivided republic."
.The crowd attending the first
Memorial Day ceremony at Arling-
ton National Cemetery was
approximately the same size as
those that attend today's obser-
vance, about 5,000 people. Then,
as now, small American flags were
placed on each grave a tradition
followed at many national ceme-
teries today. In recent years, the


custom has grown in many fami-
lies to decorate the graves of all
departed loved ones.
The origins of special services to
honor those who die in war can be
found in antiquity. The Athenian
leader Pericles offered a tribute to
the fallen heroes of the Pelopon-
nesian War over 24 centuries ago
that could be applied today to the
1.1 million Americans who have
died in the nation's wars: "Not only
are they commemorated by
columns and inscriptions, but there
dwells also an unwritten memorial
of them, graven not on stone but in
the hearts of men."
To ensure the sacrifices of
America's fallen heroes are never
forgotten, in December 2000, the
U.S. Congress passed and the
president signed into law "The
National Moment of Remem-
brance Act," P.L. 106-579, creating
the White House Commission on
the National Moment of Remem-
brance. The commission's char-
ter is to "encourage the people of
the United States to give some-
thing back to their country, which
provides them so much freedom
and opportunity" by encouraging
and coordinating commemora-
tions in the United States of
Memorial Day and the National
Moment of Remembrance.
Th-e National Moment of
Remembrance encourages all
Americans to pause wherever they
are at 3 p.m. local time on Memori-
al Day for a minute of silence to
remember and honor those who
have died in service to the nation.
As Moment of Remembrance
founder Carrflella LaSpada states:
"It's a way we can all help put the
memorial back in Memorial Day."


News in Brief


Hospital Foundation Volunteer position
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Remembrance Giving


The Foundation of Hendry
Regional Medical Center has
begun its first project a
Remembrance Giving Program,
where a gift to the Foundation
can be used to remember or
memorialize a friend or family
member after death or honor
them on special occasions dur-
ing their lifetime. The Founda-
tion will continue to enhance
the legacies of those individuals


at Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
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Members of the Foundation
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local churches and other organi-
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yet been contacted, please call
Glenda Wilson, Foundation
Executive Director, at 863-902-
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A volunteer position available
as a Court appointed Juvenile
Arbitrator for the 'lWentieth Circuit
in LaBelle. The court is responsi-
ble for imposing sanctions on first
time juvenile offenders. If interest-
ed, please call (239) 458-7088.

Summer Tumbling
Camp planned
Clewiston Performance Arts
Center Summer Tumbling Camp
will be held June 12 15 for chil-
dren ages five and up. For more
information, please call (239) 564-
3473. Cost of camp is $25, plus
$15 registration fee if not already a
CPAC member.

Cub Scouts
take break
Cub Scout Pack 667 will not
meet during the summer vaca-
tion. Scouts will resume meetings
when school starts again in the
fall.
Free diabetes
education classes
Free Diabetes Education class-
es are being offered at Hendry
Regional Medical Center. Call Toni
at 983-1123 for more information.

Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and sex-
ual violence and victim safety by
providing services, referrals and
education relating .to the affects of
domestic/sexual violence in our
community. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in the
council or for information about
meeting dates and times, please call
Abuse Council and TrYeatment,
Inc.'s Rural Extension (REACT):
(863) 674-1811 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to
speak with an advocate.

CREW seeks donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce CREW) of
Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking donations of building


materials and supplies, including
lumber, nails, drywall, to assist resi-
dents with repairs and continued
ocean up efforts in the aftermath of
Hurricane Wilma. Donations,
including monetary contributions,
are tax deductible. For more infor-
mation, email CREW headquarters
@aol.com or phone (863)983-
4316 or (863)946-1457.
High school
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.
Food bank
sets schedule
The Hendry County food bank
will be distributing commodities
for the needy families in Hendry
County once every month sched-
ule as follows: June 23, July 21,
Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 17,
Dec. 15. Location Clewiston at St.
Margaret's Catholic Church, 208
N. Dean Duff Ave, Clewiston Pick
up times are 12-3 p.m.

New times set
for AA meetings
Alcoholic Anonymous 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.

Hurricane Wilma
Disaster Relief Help
Possible help is still available
from our local Community
Rebuilding Ecumenical Work-
force (CREW). But you must reg-
ister again! Call CREW at
(863)983-4316 or email to: CREW-
headquarters@aol.com. If you
have registered and do not hear
from us by the end of March,
please let us know. CREW offices
are at 352 W. Arcade in Clewiston,
and at 300 Avenue L in Moore
Haven (inside the Methodist
Church).


Notice to
senior citizens
Effective Jan. 1 an additional
$25,000 exemption on county
mileage only was made eligible to
person's age 65 years or older
whose household income does
not exceed the state allowance.
Exemptions are granted on an
annual basis. They are not auto-
matically renewable like the origi-
nal homestead exemptions.
Applications will be available
after Jan. 1. The deadline for
returning your application is
March 1, 2006. For additional
information please feel free to call

the LaBelle office at 675-5270 or
the Clewiston Office at 983-3178.


Homestead exemption
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry Coun-
ty property appraiser, announces
that property owners who have
established a new permanent resi-
dence in Hendry County, or have
changed ownership in any manner
must make a new application and
qualify for the $25,000 Homestead
exemption. If you have established
residency before Jan. 1, you can
come in and apply. Should you
have any questions, or need addi-
tional information, please feel free
to call the Clewiston office at
(863)983-3178. Clewiston office
hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-
day-Friday. Our temporary office is
located at 100 E. El Paso on the cor-
ner of El Paso and Central.


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Thursday, June 1, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Roadwatch


The Florida Department of
Transportation, District 1 Office,
Bartow warns motorists to be care-
ful in areas where roadwork is
underway.
Motorists are reminded to wear
safety belts and drive with caution,
Courtesy, common sense, and
patience as they travel through
work zones. Remember, speeding
fines are doubled in work zones.
Glades County
SR 29: At SR 78/Ortona Road:
Maintenance contract project -
.o lane closures are anticipated at
iis time, but motorists should
Expect possible slow moving traffic
nd delays while crews clean ditch-
..
~ SR 78: From Indian Prairie
.anal to BuckHead Ridge: Mainte-
eiance contract project Crews
Mll be clearing trees in the road-
Side right of way. Motorists should
expect eastbound lane closures,
slow moving 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 and
delays while crews work on
guardrail replacement.
SR 29: From CR 832/Duda Drive
to CR 830A: Maintenance contract

Armed robbery
CLEWISTON On May 17,
the Tallahassee Police Depart-
ment sent out a bulletin notifying
Law Enforcement Agencies of an
armed robbery that occurred in
Tallahassee, and to be on the
lookout for Mark Laidler Euriel
age 33, whose last known address
was 119 Jay Court, Royal Palm
Beach, Florida. At 11:17 p.m. May
18, dispatcher Clifton Green spot-
ted the suspect at McDonalds
drive through in Clewiston.
Sergeant Eddie Wilcox and


Sheriff Lee appointed


project No lane closures are
anticipated at this time, but
motorists should expect slow mov-
ing traffic and delays while crews
dig a ditch.
SR 80: From Ford Street to Cow-
boy Way: Maintenance contract
project Motorists should expect
intermittent lane closures in the
eastbound and westbound lanes
with possible slow moving traffic
and delays 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: Construc-
tion project Work continues to
widen and reconstruct the existing
two-lane roadway to four lanes
with a center dual left turn lane.
The work includes drainage
improvements, signals, and street
lighting. Crews are working on
storm drainage and roadway con-
struction at various locations
throughout the project. The con-
tractor is Russell Engineering.
SR 710: From SR 70 to north of
Interceptor Creek: Construction
project The roadway improve-
ments consist of widening, milling
and resurfacing. Motorists should
expect nighttime lane closures
from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., as well as
slow moving traffic and possible
delays. The contractor is Dicker-
son.

suspect nabbed
Deputy Nathan Kirk stopped
Euriel as he was leaving McDon-
alds. He was charged with driving
while- license suspended and
taken to the Hendry County Jail.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said the Talla-
hassee Police Department was
notified and a copy of the warrant
for robbery with a firearm was
faxed to the Hendry County Jail
and served on Euriel. He is being
held with no bond pending extra-
dition to Leon County.


Dike condition questioned


By Pete Gawda
OKEECHOBEE City and
county officials as well as interest-
ed citizens gathered at the Okee-
chobee County Civic Center Thurs-
day evening, May 25 to hear a
panel of experts discuss the condi-
tion of the Herbert Hoover dike and
evacuation plans. Okeechobee
County Commission, Chairman
John Abney was moderator for the
group.
Steve Duba, chief engineer for
the Jacksonville District, represent-
ed the U. S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers (COE). He said he was walk-
ing a fine line. He said he did not
want to frighten people. On the
other hand, he wanted them to
take the situation seriously.
"The risks are real and need to
be taken seriously," he cautioned.
He said the good thing to'come
out of Hurricane Katrina is that it
focused public attention on the
condition of the.dike.
He noted that all earthen struc-
tures leak. He said that when seep-
age moves material it is called pip-
ing, and piping, if unrepaired could
lead to dike collapse.
However, he said COE has a
schedule for regular inspections of
the dike. The frequency of inspec-
tions increases as the lake rises.
Below 14.5 feet, quarterly dike
inspections are conducted. As the
lake level rises, the frequency of
inspections increases. Mr. Duba
said materials are pre-positioned at
20 locations around the dike for
quick repairs.
He said the dike was built as a
muck levee it is was not designed
for today's standards.
However, he added that the
level of protection is significant. He
predicted that it would cost $10 bil-
lion to bring the dike up to the cur-
rent standard for dams.
Mr. Duba said that recently COE
has been actively managing the
lake at lower levels. He said the
lake is one and half feet lower than
this time last year. He feels we are
in good shape going into hurricane


season as far as lake levels.
He mentioned the new regula-
tion schedule that is currently
being developed and predicted
that it would result in the lake being
maintained at a lower water level.
"I think we need to get to the
point we release water year
round," he said.
George Home, director of oper-
ations for South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD) advo-
cated lower volume and longer
duration releases to the tributaries.
"The threats are real and we
should take them seriously:
echoed Mr. Home. He urged work-
ing to get funding for improving the
dike;
"We should have already had a
regional evacuation plan," asserted
Wayne Hinnant of the state office
of emergency management
His office is doing a thorough
study of evacuation plans. He said
that such things as direction of
storm, size and forward speed
would be taken into consideration
in formulating evacuation plans
By June 1, he said that a draft of
a regional evacuation plan would
be presented to the governor. Mr.
Hinnant said his official function
was to coordinate planning efforts
to form evacuation plans.
He emphasized that as of this
time, nothing is certain about evac-
uation plans. He said they are plan-
ning for a worse case scenario and
identifying potential problems.
"We don't want to scare any-
body," Mr. Hinnant said. "Just
because a hurricane comes, we
are not going to ask you to evacu-
ate."
"It's really your responsibility to
take care ofyour family," he added.
Gene O'Neill of Okeechobee
County Emergency Mangagement
said that as people evacuate from
either coast, gridlock occurs on the
state's interior two lane highways.
He said that Okeechobee schools
might have to be opened to shelter
out of town people who are fleeing
the storm and get caught in grid-
lock.


The Glades County School Board
Will Hold A Public Hearing
On June 22, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida
I To Approve The Glades County [
School District Wellness Policy

Copies of the Proposed Policy
Are Available By Contacting:
Scott Bass, Director of Administrative Services
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
(8633)946-0202 ext. 13


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NationaUl lieris Associationll lasl
appointed Hendry County Sheriff
Ronald E. Lee,
Sr. to its "Stan-
dards and
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tion and Train-
ing" Commit-
tee." The
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iff's Association
with 23,000
members, is
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across the United States.
This association serves as the
clearing house for local and nation-
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all areas of law enforcement,
including school safety and court
security. The association also
administrates, the successful
National Neighborhood Program
Watch, National Sheriff Institute
and Triad Programs.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee, Sr., has been .
involved in city, county and state
law enforcement for 34 years, hav-
ing served as Chief of Police of
Clewiston, Sheriff of Hendry Coun-
ty and Investigator with the State
Attorney's Office in the Twentieth
Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.
Sheriff Lee retired from the United
States Marine Corps Reserve with
the rank of Master Sergeant. Sheriff
Lee is a graduate of the National
Sheriff's Institute.


Crimes Stoppers


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office seeks help from the
public in locat-
ing the follow- 1
ing "wanted
fugitive."
Feloise Rivers,
19, a black
male, is 6 feet I
inch tall and
weighs approx-
imately 180
pounds. He has Feloise Rivers
black hair and
brown eyes. He has scars on his
right arm, right wrist and right hip.


His last known address is North-
west Third Street in Belle Glade.
He is wanted on a warrant for
failure to appear (grand theft of
motor vehicle), failure to comply
with a court order (grand theft of a
motor vehicle) and failure to com-
ply with a court order (possession
of burglary tools, violation of pro-
bation/possession of burglary
tools.)
Anyone with information about
this fugitive or any crime is asked to
call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-
800-458-TIPS (8477) or online at:
www.crimestopperspbc.com.


Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone who is listed here and
who is later found not guilty, or has
the charges against them dropped,
is welcome to inform the newspa-
per. We will confirm the informa-
tion and print it.
Glades County
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO), the Seminole Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
John Pogozelski, 21, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 14 by
Deputy Sergeant Don Salo on
charges of assault on a law enforce-
ment officer, battery on .a law
enforcement officer and resisting
arrest with violence. His bond was
set at $11,000.
Cameron Page, 18, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 15 by
Deputy Richard Ermeri on charges
of burglary of a conveyance and
petit theft. His bond was set at
$3,000.
Curtis Conley, 42, Lake Placid,
was arrested May 16 by Deputy
Sergeant Dewayne McQuaid on a
charge of assault on a law enforce-
ment officer. He was released on
his own recognizance.
e Michael Conner, 20, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 16 by
Deputy Richard Ermeri on a charge
of aggravated assault. His bond
was set at $2,500.
Courtney Adams, 18, Clewis-
ton, was arrested May 17 by Deputy
Tito Nieves on a charge of driving
under the influence. Her bond was
set at $500.
Sonja Buck, 22, Okeechobee,
was arrested May 17 by SPD Detec-
tive Bronson on a charge of child
abuse. Her bond was set at $5,000.
Gerald Smith, 41, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 19 by
Detective Mike Pepitone on
charges of criminal mischief, bur-
glary and grand theft. His bond was
set at $33,000.
Londa Williams, 24, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 19 by
Detective Mike Pepitone on


charges of criminal mischief, bur-
glary and grand theft. Her bond
was set at $33,000.
Hendry County
The following individuals were
arrested by the Clewiston Police
Department, Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office or the Florida Highway
Patrol in Hendry County.
Clewiston
Domingo Rivera, 45, of
Clewiston, was arrested May 25
and charged with driving while on
a suspended license. HCSO Deputy
Larry Preece was the arresting offi-
cer.
Roberto Rey Morales, 52, of
Clewiston was arrested May 25 and
charged with driving while on a
suspended license. HCSO Deputy
Larry Preece was the arresting offi-
cer.' .
Jerry Balkcom; 20, of Clewis-
ton was arrested May 27 and
charged with cocaine possession
with intent to sell. HCSO Deputy
Nathan Kirk was the arresting offi-
cer. '
Travis Calvin Doctor, 21, of
Clewiston was arrested May 27 and
charged with cocaine possession
with intent to sell. HCSO Deputy
Nathan Kirk was the arresting offi-
cer.
Elgen Lamara Williams, 20, of
Clewiston was arrested May 27 and
charged with cocaine possession
with intent to sell. HCSO Nathan
Kirk was the arresting officer.
Larry Donnell Chavers, 29, of
Clewiston was arrested May 28 for
fleeing/eluding the police with dis-
reguard of safety to persons or
property, cocaine possession with
intent to sell and marijuana posses-
sion over 20 grams. HCSO Deputy
Nathan Kirk was the arresting offi-
cer.
A 16-year-old male juvenile of
Clewiston was arrested on May 25
for aggravated battery that causes
bodily harm or disability and firing
weapon/missile into dwelling, vehi-
cle, building or aircraft. HCSO
Deputy Larry Preece was the arrest-
ing officer.
Jesus Joe Carillo, 19, of
Clewiston was arrested May 27 for
kidnapping a minor and a sex
offense against child fondling.
HCSO Deputy Rolando Gajate was
the arresting officer.


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%r a number of years, they help the
district address the challenges of
eeacher recruitment and retention.
'artnering with several other busi-
iesses, Clear Channel provided
lodging for a number of teacher
Candidates attending our job fairs.
Two of their stations, Kool 105.5
and Wild 95.5 acknowledge our
outstanding school volunteers
each week on the radio. At our
annual volunteer breakfast where
the school district honors three of
our 28,000 outstanding volunteers,
Clear Channel also recognized one
extraordinary school volunteer
coordinator with a large monetary
gift.
Nutrition S'Mart is dedicated to
giving back to the community and
students have been the primary
benefactor. Owner Ed Gruvman
represents a number of schools as
part of their School Advisory Coun-
cil (SAC) committees. Nutrition
S'Mart provides financial support
for school fundraising efforts, pro-
fessional development opportuni-


Ken Holley, Board President of
Hendry-Glades Behavioral Health
Center, announced that the Flori-
da Hurricane Relief Fund has
awarded a $24,000 grant to defray
the cost of repairing the roof on
the Center's outpatient services
site located at 601 W Alverdez
Avenue, in Clewiston.
"Financial assistance for non-
profit organizations for storm
damage is hard to come by," said
Mr. Holley. "Funds are hard to
come by for operations. The
insurance deductibles are huge
and funds for capital assistance
repairs are almost non-existent.
The Florida Hurricane Relief Fund
recognizes the need and we cer-
tainly appreciate their help."
"Non-profits are essential to
the quality of life for Florida's citi-
zens. With a generous donation
from the Home Depot Corpora-
tion, the Florida Hurricane Relief
Fund is pleased to assist the
Hendry-Glades Behavioral Health
Center in their recovery from the


Submitted to INI
Three Palm Beach County School District business partners were honored by Education
Commissioner, John Winn including: (left to right) Nutrition S'Mart owner Ed Gruvman,
Cindy Rosario and Erin Radebaugh with Clear Channel Radio and Dr. Richard Raid with the
University of Florida.


ties for staff, supports families in
need and provides a variety of edu-
cational incentive opportunities for
students. Job shadowing, paid
internships and golf tournament
sponsorships are also a part of
Nutrition S'Mart's contributions to
education.


For seven years, Dr. Richard
Raid, Professor of Plant Pathology
for the University of Florida Ever-
glades Resource and Education
center, has been working with H.L.
Johnson-Elementary. Dr. Raid initi-
ated a school garden program
called Sharing Our Agricultural


Roots also known as "Students
SOAR." The purpose of this pro-
gram is to increase agricultural and
environmental awareness. Four-
teen gardens located at the school
serve as outside classrooms. SOAR
is now established in over fifty
Palm Beach County schools.


NAACP recognizes PBC's Supervisor of Elections


BELLE GLADE The Palm
Beach County Supervisor of Elec-
tions Office (SOE) recently accept-
ed a corporate award at the Third
Annual Glades Area Branch
NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner and
Awards Banquet on May 24. The
event was held at the Dolly Hand
Cultural Arts Center in Belle Glade.
It is the year's most momentous
civil rights triumph, when the
Glades Area NAACP Branch
bestows its top awards for out-
standing community achievement.
The evening, which featured
keynote speaker Congressman
Alcee Hastings, was themed Unity
in the Community: Diversity in
Action, "Your Branch has always
done an outstanding job of help-
ing the community with their con-
cerns and issues. I know how
grateful African-Americans and
other minorities in the Glades area
are for the NAACP's strong advoca-


cy," said the Congressman. "Your
history in the Glades area and your
work as a collective NAACP
Branch, speaks volumes to your
dedication to the cause of civil
rights."
"As the Glades Area Branch of
NAACP sponsors another awards
. banquet, we are also celebrating
our past, strengthening our pres-
ent and securing our future," said
Arthur Anderson, PBC Supervisor
of Elections. "The younger genera-
tions to follow, need an optimistic
outlook to build positive bridges of
responsibility and the Supervisor
of Elections Office is proud to be a
part of this event."
For more information on The
Palm Beach County Supervisor of
Elections Office, including voter
registration, absentee and/or early
voting, poll worker volunteering,
etc. please visit www.pbcelec-
tions.org or call (561) 656-6200.


Submitted to INI
Left to right, Congressman Alcee Hastings, 23rd Congres-
sional Dist. of FL, Dr. Arthur Anderson, PBC Supervisor of
Elections and Dr. Effie Grear, NAACP Freedom Fund Com-
mittee Chair attended the Third Annual Glades Area Branch
NAACP Freedom Fund dinner and Awards Banquet in Belle
Glade on May 24.


effects of Hurricane Wilma," said
Liza McFadden, President of non-
profit Volunteer Florida Founda-
tion, which manages the Florida
hurricane Relief Fund. "This grant
should go a long way in helping
Hendry-Glades Behavioral Health
Center recover from the damage
and stay on track helping the citi-
zens of Hendry and Glades coun-
ties."
Hendry-Glades Behavioral
Health Center is one of 20 non-
profits receiving grants totaling $1
million from the Florida Hurri-
cane Relief Fund (FHRF). FHRF
issued a request for proposals to
nonprofit organizations in the
nine-county area hardest hit by
Hurricane Wilma. Grant deci-
sions were made by a committee
of three teams of reviewers com-
posed of nonprofits, business and
emergency service representa-
tives. FHRF received more than
$12 million in requests from non-
profit organizations needing assis-
tance due to storm damage.


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EDUCATION 9


School News in Brief


Clewiston schools in state's top 100


Class of '76
reunion planned
The Clewiston High School
Class of '76 will hold their 30
year reunn on Saturday, June
24 at 7 p.m. Please call Lorina at
:(863) 983-7903 to make reserva-
tions.
C.H.S. Class
Af 1996 reunion
Clewiston High School's
'lass of 1996 will be having their
0-year reunion May 26-27.
classmatess interested in receiv-
ng additional information can
contactt Renee Hernandez-Moll
it (813) 841-1466 or
reneemoll@hotmail.com or
Stephanie Schneider-Busin at
(239) 229-6385 or stephanie@
thesignatureofservice.com
Literacy program
The Clewiston Library, in
conjunction with the Harlem
Library, has recently completed
training volunteers to serve as
tutors to local adults who need
assistance in reading and writing
literacy. Trainers from Palm
Beach County presented two
intensive training workshops in
order to certify these volunteers.
These services are offered to
adults 18 and over who recog-
nize the need to read and write
with more proficiency. The ses-
sions are free to participants and
the hours are flexible, scheduled
around the needs of the individ-
uals who sign up for the pro-
gram. Each person will be
accessed by the program direc-
tor and paired with a certified
tutor. In an effort to meet the
needs of the community, the ses-
sions will take place at the
Clewiston Library, as well as in
Harlem. For additional informa-
tion, please drop by the Clewis-
ton Library or the Harlem
Library for an application. You
may also contact the Program
Director, Sue Vaughn, at the
Clewiston Library, (863) 983-
1493 or at home at (863) 983-
1365. The paperwork is also
available from Barbara Oeffner,
Clewiston Library Director (863)
98.3-1947 or Florida Thomas,
Harlem Library Director (863)
902-3322.
TechBridge Youth
training program
TechBride Youth training
services a program that is dedi-
cated to enhancing the employa-
bility and work readiness skills
of Out of School Youth between
the ages of 16 and 21 that live in
the Hendry/Glades area, is
presently accepting applications
for enrollment and is ready to
assist young adults who are
ready to deploy on the road to
success. In association with the
Clewiston Adult School and the
Clewiston Career and Develop-
ment Services Center, we offer
students the opportunity to
obtain their GED as well as con-
duct job searches and assistance
with continuance of their educa-
tional goals- For more informa-
tion contact Patrick Coleman at
(863) 983-1300 from 8:30 a.m. to
4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
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. 1 and reside in the state of
Florida. The school district will
offer a 300-hour program during
the 2006 summer. The program
will run from May 31 through


July 28 from 7:50 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
The summer programs will be
offered at Eastside Elementary in
Clewiston and at Country Oaks
Elementary in LaBelle. There
will not be any transportation
provided by the district. This is a
free program for Florida fami-
lies. Research demonstrates that
high-quality preschool educa-
tion can substantially increase
children's chances of succeed-
ing in school and in life. Children
who attend high quality pre-
kindergarten programs are less
likely to be held back a grade,
less likely to need special educa-
tion and more likely to graduate
high school. If you are interested
in signing up your child for the
VPK program please go to the
United Way House at 17 Ft.
Thompson Street, LaBelle. (863)
675-8383.
Fun project
The Clewiston Public Library
is proud to announce a fun proj-
ect for school age students. We
are trying to reconstruct the
World Trade Center, using
approximately 50,000 pennies.
All school age children are invit-
ed to help with this project on
Tuesday and Thursdays at 3
p.m. any donations are very wel-
come.
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 (863) 983-8710 or
(863) 983-6161 for more infor-
mation. We would love to have
you join us.
50th 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.
Acceptable forms of proof are
rent receipts, utility bills, cable
bills, etc. Theregistration office
is at 475 E. Osceola Avenue,
Clewiston. For more information
call Peggy Rudd, registrar at
(863)902-4344.


Governor Jeb Bush recently
honored two Clewiston Schools
for placing in the top 100 schools
in the State of Florida for progress
in writing.
Westside Elementary School
placed in the top 100 elementary
schools with the highest increase


in the percent of students scoring
3.5 and above on the 2006 FCAT
Writing+ over the previous year.
Clewiston High School received
the same honor as one of the top
100 high schools making this writ-
ing increase in the state.
Clewiston High School Princi-


pal, Dr. Robert Egley, and West-
side Elementary Principal, Mr.
Rick Shearer, both received letters
of congratulations from Governor
Jeb Bush recognizing the school
staff and students for their dedica-
tion, commitment, and hard
work.


Florida students in Grades 4, 8,
10 are assessed in the fall of each
school year utilizing the Florida
FCAT Writing+ Assessment. Prin-
cipals Shearer and Egley attribute
improved writing scores to the
focus of their teachers and stu-
dents in this area.


Central Elementary announces honor roll


Central Elementary School
students who earned honor roll
for the last nine weeks of the
2005-2006 school year included:
"A" Honor Roll

Kindergarten
Ms. Pelham: Dhalia Alanis,
Shaige Brissett, Salena Carrerro,
Jacob Gonzalez, Anthony Law-
son, Dylan Patel, Esperanza de
Santiago
Ms. Davis: Adam Atkinson,
Aldulvar Gary, Zachary Hall, Jor-
dan Hatton, Liahdan Kasee,
Niyah Logan, Edgar Lopez,
Soraya Martinez, J'Rell Pope,
Julie Rudd, Jasmine Ruiz, Gloria
Salmeron
.Ms. S. Morrell: Jay Brooks,
Mary Crum, David Dominguez,
Shania Grant, Eric Hunter, Vin-
cent Leiba, Emily Macedo,
Cheyanna Pelham, Amanda
Pereiro, Sara Sawyers, Alissa
Taunton
Ms. McCorvey: Ramiro
DeSantiago, Alexis Johnson,
Alani Weston
Ms. Perkins: Kenny Mejia-
Ruiz, Jade Bryan, Jose Granados
First grade
Ms. B. Morrell: Hannah Bar-
raza, Devon Jackson, Noah Law-
son, Jake Mahoney, Joel McCray,
Carely Morrell, Katherine Mose-
ly, Nicholas Ortega, Tylyn Tarter
Mr. Busin: Katerin Artola,
Robyn Basquin, Alfredo Hernan-
dez, William Marshall, Elton
Perez, Ashley Roth, Devyn Taylor
Ms. Rawls: Caridad Diaz,
Amanda Garcia, Perei Hender-
son, Javier Hurtado, Jonathan
Johnson, Jose Velazquez
Ms. Butland: Mayra Arellano,
Taylor Hatton, Crystal McGlam-
mery, Jennyfer Mesa, Albert
Zamarripa
Ms. Branaman: Amber Har-
rold, Parei Henderson, Diandra

Local joins

Clewiston

bank board
CLEWISTON Melanie A.
McGhee, a life-long resident of
Clewiston, has accepted a seat
on the board of directors at Olde
Cypress Community Bank. Ms.
McGhee is a practicing attorney
specializing in real estate law,
estate administration and gener-
al civil practice. She is a member
of the Clewiston Rotary Club, the
Hendry County Bar Association,
and the Camp E-T-Makee Com-
munity Advisory Board.
The board of directors, Chair-
man John C. Perry, Sr, John
Ahern, Dr. Larry Colemanfi, Dr.
Kay Coleman-Hazelett, Andy
Higginbotham, Dave Lyons,
Chris Shupe, Vice Chairman
Clark Tullos, and Malcolm Wade,
Jr., are looking forward to Ms.
McGhee's contributions to the
board's task of overseeing the
savings bank's operations. Olde
Cypress Community Bank has
been. serving the community
since May 10, 1937, when the
Office of Thrift Supervision
granted a charter to Clewiston
Federal Savings and Loan Asso-.
ciation. The present name was
adopted in 2004.


Odom, Mariam Riveron
Ms. Scruggs: Quintavis Grif-
fin, Jessica Lopez, Trever Wilch-
er
Second grade
Ms. Alfau: Emily Akin, Alyssa
Avant, Stannira Butler, Emry
Denson, Ana Escobar, Kyle
Knaack, Kyle Mann, Maurice
Murphy, Austin Pearson, Ste-
fanie Sawyers, Whitney Thomp-
son, Davis Witt
Ms. Butler: Alex Martinez,
Flavie Thivierge
Mr. Mountain: Fernando
Guillen
Ms. Walendzik: Savannah
Martinez, Alayna Pereiro, Julio
Valdez, Rosicela Villatoro
Third grade
Ms. Sawyers: Hernan Cortez,
Kanasha Isaac, Alex Mireles,
William Ramirez, Juan Santiago,
Luzari Valle, Shianne West
Ms. Meadows: Valeria Cerola,
Rachel Morrell
Ms. Gonzalez: Nancy Castillo,
Eric Delatorre, Jesus Ramirez
Fourth Grade
Ms. Adley: Damien Lowe,
Alan Rudd, Christina Venero
Ms. Burroughs: Eric Munoz,
Jalen Rushing
Ms. Carter: Sade Awe, Mindy
Paniagua, Marlisha Pass, Jose
Ysari
Fifth grade
Mr. Burlison: Keegan Garrett
Ms. Gary: Heydi Bonilla,
Maira Cano, Ednisha Cottman,
Jamie Landaverde, Carolina
Lombardo, Cynthia Vera



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Commi.
11& I


"A/B" Honor Roll

Kindergarten
Ms. Pelham: Leo Bocanegra,
Victoria Dwyer, Vanesa Fry, Tatiana
Martinez, Johnny Tillman, Isabel
Valdez, Brooklyn Wilcher
Ms. Davis: Susana Garcia, Jesse
Paniagua
Ms. S. Morrell: Kelly Amaya,
Mikelty Miller, Xavier Pearson, Car-
los Valdez
Ms. McCorvey: Angel Escobar
Jr, Juan Hernandez Jr, Marcos Mar-
tinez, Hannah Maxwell,Jasmine
Palacios, Nancy Perez, Alyssa
Zayyad
Ms. Perkins: Doris Gomez, Sele-
na Gonzalez-Salinas, Demorrious
Scott
First grade
Mr. Busin: Rebecca Bolix, Jah-
Reece Murphy
Ms. Butland: Brittney Shelton
Ms. Branaman: Vanessa Caste-
nada, Maria Gonzalez, Jose Juarez,
Victoria Treece, Luis Vega
Ms. Scruggs: Diabalique John-
son, Troy McLendon, Jose Rios,
Daisy Valdez
Second Grade
Ms. Alfau: Caleb Curry, Brook-
lyn Gurganious, Alex Suarez
Ms. Butler: Christina Arredon-
do, Luis Arvizu, Letrys Childs,
Aristin Gray, Tristin Lowe,
Angelique Moreno, Randy Pani-
agua
Mr. Cammann: Daryan Baltazar,
Katherine Chang, Keyla Negrete,
Ankit Patel, Jessica Riquiz, Samuel
Rivera, Guadaloupe Trevino
Ms. Walendzik: Giraldo Car-
reno, Mansol Gonzalez, Buddy
Hedrick, Corey Hobbs, Kevin


Vasquez, Karen Velazquez
Mr. Mountain: Dolores Bocane-
gra, Cristal Castaneda, Fernando
Guillen Jr, Kora Harris, Chelsea
Hernandez, Key'ante Jones, Isis
Knight, Jenna Powell, Frank Rojas,
NidyaYsasi
Thirdgrade
Ms. Rodriguez: Yamilet Alvarez,
Adrian Avelar, Anthony
Dominguez, Belkis Mejia
Ms. Meadows: Ashley Akin,

Lauren Butland, Vanessa
Rodriguez, Zachery Smith, Kimber-
lyZamora
Mr. Borghese: Daniel Martinez,
Shaina Penny
Ms. Richardson: Ashley Adams,
Agustin Aguirre, Amado Perez, Ana
Rangel, Crystal Vera, Joshua Vil-
lagomez
Ms. Gonzalez: Cassandra Her-
nandez, Kimberly Mesa, Leticia
Rico, Tyler Todd, Daniel Valle, Jas-
min Varona
Fourth grade
Ms. Adley: Itzia Garcia, Ray-
mond Molina, Leonel Navarrete,
Shawnna Wasylyk
Ms. Burroughs: Carlos Alvarez,
Daysha Clennon, Maelis Martinez,
JefferyWeston
Ms. Carter: Michael Carreno,
Guadalupe Guzman, Samantha
Martinez
Ms. Cool: Jenny Lopez, Juana
Rico.
Fifth grade
Mr. Alfau: Cristian Mejia, Eliza-
beth Minero, Jessica Owens, Josue
Pardo, Vanessa Rivero, Destiny
Rodriguez
Mr. Burlison: Isabel Aguirre,
Trinity Lowe, Vitalino Velasquez,
Stephanie Zamora.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, June 1, 2006








Thursday, June 1,2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Hurricane help



for seniors


West Palm Beach On the
eve of the 2006 Hurricane Sea-
son, the Area Agency on Aging
(AAA), the county's leading non-
profit advocacy and services
resource for seniors, introduces
,,the "AAA Help Alert TM" door
hanger emergency notification
Tool designed to alert neighbors,
-first responders and aid workers
'that a Senior needs immediate
!help following a hurricane!
Free to county Seniors, the
"AAA Help Alert TM" door hang-
er emergency notification card
was the brainchild of the 13th
AAA Leadership Institute gradu-
ates as a class project. It is
designed to help Seniors and aid
workers communicate in times
of emergency, hurricanes or
other disasters. The Quantum
Foundation funds the AAA Lead-
ership Institute.
The brightly colored two-
sided 4"X11" door hanger/win-
dow card is designed to be dis-
played either on the front door
or in a window following an
emergency and carries a clear
simple message to alerts neigh-
bors, first responders or aid
workers that a Senior needs
immediate "HELP" or is "OK"
and requires no assistance.
"We are confident that this
simple but effective communica-
tions tool will assist first respon-
ders focus their efforts more effi-
ciently to identify seniors in need
faster." said Robert McFalls, CEO
for the Area Agency on Aging for
Palm Beach and the Treasure
Coast.
The Area Agency on Aging,
Kings Point Retirement Commu-
nity Management, COBWRA and
The Delray Alliance, will intro-
duce the "AAA Help Alert TM"
door hanger/window card pro-
gram as part of a 2006 Hurricane
Preparedness event on Wednes-
day, May 31, at 11:00 a.m. at
Kings Point Retirement Commu-
nity 7000 W. Atlantic Ave, Delray
Beach Main Clubhouse.
"Through the creative
endeavors of AAA volunteer
leaders, this simple but effective
solution was developed to solve
a complex emergency commu-
nications problem and to
address an importartfco6rhfiuni-
ty need...the door hangers
should greatly increase the effi-
ciency of our first responders
and save lives." according to
Donald Lanman, Board Member
of the Area Agency on Aging.
Sponsored by the Area
Agency on Aging, Champion
Home Healthcare Inc., Allegany
Franciscan Ministries Inc., and
Volunteer Florida, 100,000 "AAA
Help Alert TM" door hanger/win-
dow cards will be distributed to
retirement communities, seniors
centers and related seniors ven-
ues beginning June 1. Additional
cards will be produced and dis-
tributed as local companies vol-
unteer to sponsor the produc-
tion costs.
Sponsorship information or
details on "AAA Help Alert TM"
door hanger/window card pro-
gram may found by contacting
the Area Agency on Aging offices
at 1764 North Congress Ave.


Suite 201, West Palm Beach FL
33409, calling 1-866-684-5885 or
requesting supplies online at
www.AgencyonAgingPBTC.org.

About Area
Agency on Aging
(AAA)
The Area Agency on Aging for
Palm Beach County and Trea-
sure Coast is a dynamic non-
profit 501C-3 organization dedi-
cated to serving the needs of all
Seniors and their Care Givers in
Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie,
Indian River and Okeechobee
counties.
The Area Agency on Aging is
part of a nationwide network
serving the needs of seniors
through information on aging
issues, advocacy, one-on-one
assistance and a host of services
that help seniors maintain their
independence and dignity.
Dedicated to meeting the
diverse needs of all seniors, The
Area Agency on Aging is the only
recognized community leader in
promoting, advocating and plan-
ning for the support, independ-
ence, dignity, health and well
being of all seniors and their
caregivers by embracing diversi-
ty and reflecting the communi-
ties they serve.
Through its network of thou-
sands of volunteers, donors,
sponsors and professional agen-
cies, The Area Agency on Aging
delivers a host of services includ-
ing the 211 seniors information
and referral hotline, Foster
Grandparent Program providing
one-on-one child teaching sup-
port, SHINE health insurance
counseling services, Leadership
Institute for Active Aging, train-
ing seniors for volunteerism
leadership, Senior Advocacy Pro-
gram delivering support to sen-
iors in need, RSVP retired & sen-
.ior volunteer program training
volunteers for local non-profit
organizations and agencies.
AAA's lead agencies include
prestigious service providers like
the Alzheimer's Community
Care, Florida Atlantic University,
Center for Information and Crisis
Services, Council on Aging, Palm
Tran, Legal Aid Society, Senior
Centers, Jewish Family Services
and many more.
In 2005 alone The Area
Agency on Aging for Palm Beach
County and the Treasure Coast
managed over $30 million dol-
lars in Federal, State, County and
Donor funds to deliver services
that touched over 500,000 coun-
ty seniors with 95 percent of
every dollar reaching the seniors
for which it is intended.
For more information The
Area Agency on Aging for Palm
Beach County and The Treasure
Coast programs, services, agen-
cies, volunteer opportunities,
sponsorships or donor contribu-
tions visit www.AreaAgency.org,
call CEO Bob McFalls at 1-866-
684-5885 or visit the Area Agency
on Aging offices at 1764 North
Congress Ave. Suite 201, West
Palm Beach FL 33409.


Hendry officials



concerned about



dike safety


By Patty Brant

LABELLE "Public safety
trumps all"
With those words, Col.
Robert Carpenter, Army Corps of
Engineers Jacksonville District
Commander, did his best to
assuage people's fears concern-
ing any potential compromising
of the Herbert Hoover Dike. He
spoke at the May 22 county com-
mission meeting.
"We're here to tell you the
facts," Col. Carpenter said. Col.
Carpenter said the dike is safe up
to a lake level of 21 feet above
sea level. The highest the lake
level has ever been is 18.8 feet,
he said. Currently, it is 12.8 feet.
The ongoing $308 million
renovation project will take
some 20 years to complete; five
years if the money is made avail-
able. After the renovation, the
dike will withstand a lake level of
26 feet, he stated, and a new
water release schedule through
the Caloosahatchee River is to
be in effect next January and will
also help by keeping the water
level lower.
At this time, the dike could


withstand a direct onslaught by a
massive hurricane, he said.
There is no comparison with
what happened in New Orleans
during Hurricane Katrina. That
dike was only 7 feet tall, 20 feet
thick, and the surrounding area
is below sea level. The Herbert
Hoover dike is 30 feet tall, 250
feet thick and much of the sur-
rounding area is 18 feet above
sea level. (Some areas near
South Bay are 12 feet above sea
level.) The dike stretches 143
miles around the lake. The dike
is also maintained 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week, he claimed.
He said if pressure inside
forced water over the top of the
dike, the surrounding area
would be inundated and water
would fan out to the canals. In
the unlikely event an evacuation
would be necessary, he said
there would be several days noti-
fication. When residents should
evacuate? Col. Carpenter said it
would be a local decision, but
that it would be if the lake
reached the 21-foot level. He
said the weakest side of dike is at
Port Myaca; followed by Clewis-
ton, then Moore Haven.


Hatton appointed to Co-op board


ABELLE GLADE Roger Hat-
ton, a lifelong resident of the
Glades, was appointed to the
Board of Directors of Sugar Cane
Growers Cooperative of Florida at
its May board meeting. He will fill
the un-expired term of John 0.
Schlechter ending January 2008
following Schlechter's
announced resignation from the
board this month..
After graduating from the Uni-
versity of Florida with a bachelor
of science in Business Manage-
ment from the College of Agricul-
tural Economics in 1966, he
joined the family farm and


assumed the presidency following
his father, Robert Hatton's death
in 1973. He is also the co-founder
and owner of Glades Pre-cooler
associated with Hugh Branch,
Inc., co-owner of Performance
Packaging; and co-owner and
president of Performance NAPA
with stores in the Glades area. He
also is Chairman of the Board of
the East Beach Water Manage-
ment District and member of
Florida Fruit and Vegetable Asso-
ciation, Florida Farm Bureau and
the Florida Sweet Corn Exchange.
"Roger's farming operation
became a member of the Cooper-


ative in 1983 and he has taken an
active interest in the Cooperative
over the last 20 years," said Coop-
erative President, George H.
Wedgeworth. "We are pleased to
have him on the board with his
wealth of agricultural knowledge
and business acumen that he
brings to the table."
In accepting the appointment
Hatton said, "I'm honored to have
been asked to serve on the board
and pledge to do my very best to
represent the interests of all the
members of the cooperative."
Schlechter served on the board
for 10 years and in his letter of res-


ignation said that he has enjoyed
his many years of service and
appreciated the opportunity to be
a part of a great organization,
however, his business interests
were changing and he was ready
to move on to other things.
"We'll miss Johnny's no-non-
sense approach to business and
wish him will in all his future
endeavors," said Wedgeworth.
* Mr. Hatton resides irrPahokee
with his wife Denise and six year
old son, Jonathon. He is also the
father of four adult children from
his previous marriage to Jo Brit-
ton.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, June 1, 2006


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, June 1,2006


War heroes

remembered

in holiday
CLEWISTON VFW Post
4185 held a Memorial Day Cer-
emony on May 29, at 11 a.m.
at Ridgelawn Cemetery to pay
respect to our fallen com-
rades.
The American flag (white
for purity, red for courage, and
blue for tranquility) was
placed at each veteran's
gravesite at Ridgelawn and
Harlem Cemeteries in remem-
brance of the heroic actions of
these brave service members
who have ensured us the free-
doms and rights that we have
today.
The American flag was
lowered to half staff and
wreaths from the VFW Post,
Ladies Auxiliary and the Men's
Auxiliary were placed at the
monument at the start of the
ceremony. Commander Don
McCraine said a few words
during the ceremony and Ber-
nice played Taps at the con-
clusion of the ceremony.
The flag which is a symbol
of all that is scared flies over
our valiant comrades in death
as it did in life as a memorial
to their sacrifices to grant us
the freedoms we hold so dear
and true to our hearts.
All members of the VFW
Post 4185 and its Auxiliaries
wish to thank the community,
Clewiston Police Department
and Mike Moore of WRMF for
coming out on this special day
to show respect to these truly
brave men and women who
have given the ultimate sacri-
fice for their country.


Hospital
Continued From Page 1
goal; however, with this issue
behind us, hopefully we will all
be able to focus our time and
energy on delivering the quality
healthcare our residents
deserve," said Robert Coker,
senior vice president of U.S.
Sugar Corporation.
U.S. Sugar has agreed to


Help
Continued From Page 1
percent of Hendry County's
structures are located within a 21 -
foot reach flood model about
90 percent of Clewiston's struc-
tures.
At a quick stop in LaBelle May
15, Congressman Foley heard
some of these local concerns.
Hendry County Commission
Chairman Darrell Harris asked
the congressman to run interfer-
ence for the area on several
"issues number one being keep-
ing the lake waters at a lower
level through more frequent
releases. He said capping the lake
level at II1 feel all year round
would make sense. The lake has
previously been held at the 15-16'
level, he said. With the rainy sea-
son only a few weeks away, he
added the process needs to begin
soon. It takes ten days for the lake
level to drop 1-2 inches.,
"Pulse" releases would also
push less polluting nutrients -
much of which filters down from
North Florida and the Orlando
area to the estuary. These nutri-
ents accumulate in the lake and
are flushed out through releases
down the Caloosahatchee River,
which has been named the num-
ber seven orn the top ten most
endangered rivers in the country..
The congressman assured
officials that the long term plans


Water managers prepare for hurricane season


Hundreds of flood-control struc-
tures through out the 1,800 mile
canal system were revamped and
inspected to ensure safety South
Florida Water Management District
emergency staff is poised.
With the June 1 start of the 2006
hurricane season, water managers
- whose responsibility it is to pro-
tect the area from Orlando down to
Florida Bay from flooding are
finalizing their preparations to face
this year's storms.
"We believe that we are ready,
that all that could be done has been
done," said George Home, District
Deputy Executive Director for


Operations and Maintenance. And
he indicated that the District has an
agreement with the U.S. Corps of
Engineers to assist in the inspection
and monitoring of the Herbert
Hoover Dike at any time water lev-
els start rising in Lake Okeechobee.
The flood control responsibility for
the lake and the dike remains with
the Corps, which designed and
built the Herbert Hoover Dike.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District has spent months
getting ready. The two main tasks
have been to ensure that the flood
control system is up and running
optimally and that its Emergency


Operations Center and staff are
trained and ready to respond to a
hurricane emergency.
The preparations undertaken
this year include an aggressive
upkeep and maintenance program
for the 301 flood control structures
which the District operates. That
program provides for overhauling
pump stations, securing all struc-
tures and hardening the communi-
cations to the structures. Many of
those structures are operated by
telemetry from the central office in
West Palm Beach.
During the current 2006 budget
year the District is spending $131


million in the upkeep and mainte-
nance of its flood control system,
which spans 1,800 miles.
In addition, the other lakes in
the region, which are under District
supervision, have all been drawn
down and are now below their
standard regulation schedules.
Emergency Management and
Security Director Olivia McLean sig-
naled the District's emergency
operations are ready.
"We always plan for at least one
category of strength higher than
forecasted to allow for increased
strengthening prior to landfall.
Because, storms sometimes


increase in forward speed, the Dis-
trict makes sure all preparations are
completed six hours prior to fore-
casted landfall. These practices
proved to be valuable strategies in
Charlie and Wilma."
She -also reminded residents
that they should always follow the
guidance of their local county and
city officials for emergency action.
During hurricanes, the District
keeps in constant communication
with emergency management per-
sonnel in the state, counties and
cities, whose primary responsibility
it is to safeguard public safety.


State promotes hurricane preparedness plan


TALLAHASSEE With a new
public opinion survey showing
that as many as one-third of all
Floridians are less prepared than
they should be in the event of a
major hurricane, Florida Lt. Gover-
nor Toni Jennings, along with the
Division of Emergency Manage-
ment and the Florida
Association of Broadcasters,
today unveiled an unprecedented
new public opinion and outreach
campaign to promote hurricane
preparedness across Florida. The
multi-million dollar project,
called for by Gov. Jeb Bush dur-
ing his 2006 State of the State
address, will be the largest, most


Summer
Continued From Page 1
With 23 years of successful
summer program planning,
"The key to achievement is all
in the planning," said Ms. Kelly.
With a variety of programs to
offer, the city of Clewiston does
a lot of planning to ensure that


donate $25,000 back to the hos-
pital. The money is reportedly
earmarked to fund outside
experts who will, according to
the release, "Will advise a new
citizen advisory board that will
be charged with making recom-
mendations to the hospital
board, concerning the most
effective and economical means
of delivering future health care
services to all residents of
Hendry County."


for the lake are "pretty good,"
although he declined to elabo-
rate. He said the Corps of Engi-
neers and South Florida Water
Management District still have to
sort out who controls the lake
waters. He assured local officials,
however, that a solution is under
way and that the levee is under-
going daily inspections.
They also discussed the ability
to deploy services and equip-
ment in the event of an emer-
gency.
Congressman Foley said he
has talked to Senators Nelson and
Martinez, who will support a bid
for more federal money for Ever-
glades Restoration. They also dis-
cussed competition from Califor-
nia in the citrus industry;
additional funding for small
county health departments and
mental health departments.
Although the congressman
said he could not help with
money for a badly needed new
jail, he did point out that after
Hurricane Wilma he got funding
for the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office communications system.
Additional subjects included
federal money for local road and
bridge projects, particularly the
completion of four-laning SR 80,
a main hurricane evacuation
route.
Commissioner Harris pointed
out that SR 29, also an evacuation
route, is packed. The LaBelle
Bridge is an issue by itself. It will
take two years just for a study arid


comprehensive public education
effort on hurricane preparedness
in Florida history.
With a simple theme calling
on Floridians to "GET A PLAN!"
the campaign will be targeted
toward residents who have the
means and ability to be prepared
in the event of a major storm, but
are not. The project was
announced at a Tallahassee press
conference today featuring Flori-
da Division of Emergency Man-
agement Director Craig Fugate
and Florida Association of Broad-
casters President Pat Roberts.
"The 2006 hurricane season is
less than a week away," said Lt.


the activities are a success.
Summer day camps are divid-
ed by age groups and each has
their own activities and pro-
grams schedule. They both offer
activities such as crafts, swim-
ming and wild games.
Each of the day camps offers
free lunch daily and one t-shirt
once the child has been regis-
tered.


Books
Continued From Page 1
book, Mr. Williams will also take
the time and read the book to chil-
dren at the Sikes Park on Wednes-
day, June 7 at 9:30 a.m.
The book is also available for
purchase at Pools, Patio and more
or Clewiston Inn. You may also
contact the author at yayasister-
gail@aol.com or (863)983-6525.


seven years to build a new one.
Meanwhile, there are still times
when you can't get across it -,
either because of traffic back up
or a malfunction.
Hendry County Director of
Public Safety Randy Bengston
pointed out how that affects
emergency vehicles. If the
LaBelle Bridge is inoperable,
emergency vehicles must go all
the way to CR 31 in Lee County or
to Moore Haven, since they are
too heavy for the Fort Denaud or
Alva bridges.
Those bridge problems will
only be exacerbated as both
western Hendry and western
Glades counties experience
unprecedented growth.
Other topics included afford-
able housing, pandemic precau-
tions, Homeland Security
inequities, strings attached to No
Child Left Behind funding; servic-
es for foreign language speakers
in local school. According to
Superintendent of Schools Tom
Conner, LaBelle area schools are
now about 60 percent Hispanic;
Clewiston area schools about 40
percent.
It was also pointed out that
Gov. Bush promised some $1.3
million for a much-needed Emer-
gency Operations Center for
Hendry County when he visited
the makeshift EOC at the sheriff's
office in LaBelle after Hurricane
Wilma, which has not appeared
in the Legislative budget.


Florida Fund for Minority Teacher Education Scholarship Program Recipient


FGC University

Final Grades are:

A+,A,A-, B+


Shalonda N. Lester, is' affectionately
known as Nikki, was awarded a FFMT
Scholarship in the amount of $5000 per year.
Nikki was born and raised in Belle Glade, FL
where she graduated from Glades Central
Community High School in 2003 and is
currently a senior majoring in Elementary
Education at Florida Gulf Coast University. At
,FGCU, Shalonda currently holds a 3.45 GPA
and has been on the Dean's List for the last 3
years. She is also employed full-time at Three
Oaks Middle School in their Guidance Office.
Her main professional goal is to become a
Elementary School Principal and eventually
open a private elementary school for under
privileged children. Nikki is very active in her
school community by volunteering her time at
local elementary and middle schools. She is the
classy intelligent, and strikingly beautiful
President of the Sigma Upsilon Chapter of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where we
participate in various community service
projects. Shalonda is the daughter of Lucille
and Harvey Lester of Belle Glade, FL. She plans
to graduate from Florida Golf Coast University
in April of 2007.


Gov. Jennings.
"I am urging all Floridians to
take advantage of these new Web-
based products and get a plan." '
This week, the State Emergency
Management Team completed a
statewide hurricane drill that
included a full-scale move of the
State Emergency Operations Cen-
ter to Camp Blanding, Florida.
Director Fugate noted the
importance of preparedness for all
who call Florida home.
"Governor Bush has challenged
us to not only have the best emer-
gency management team in the
nation, but to ensure that Florida
residents are the most prepared as


Camp. Crayon, one of the
summer programs, is for chil-
dren ages five through seven at
Sikes Playground. The other pro-
gram is Camp Funarama, for
children ages eight through 11.
Both Camps start at 9 a.m.
each day and end promptly at 2
p.m., with the promise of much
fun in between. -
The first session of the sum-
mer camp runs from June 12 to
June 30. The second sessions
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first, and takes place from July 3
to July 21. A small registration
fee is required for all children in
the three-week sessions.
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summer programs offered by
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. would like to learn more, please
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cent prepared respectively. The
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Boaters are reminded to follow safe boating rules


By Loma Jablonski
Lake Okeechobee is the sec-
ond largest freshwater lake in
the United States. It is a 730-
square-mile, 467,200-acre water
wonderland. Unlike many north-
ern lakes, Lake Okeechobee
draws anglers and boaters year
round. It is known for its natural
beauty, abundance of wildlife
and good fishing. As the popula-
tion of Okeechobee grows,
more and more people will be
taking to the water.
In observance of National
Safe Boating Week, and year
round, boaters should take the
time to check their equipment.
The check list should include:
Navigation .lights: Naviga-
tion lights should work properly.
Operating a boat at night with-
out proper working navigation
lights is illegal, and extremely
dangerous. If you have not used
your boat in the last two or three
months, charge your battery
overnight with a good battery
charger. If your battery is over 3
years old, you should consider
replacing the battery. Do not buy
an automotive battery or the
"cheapest" battery available. For
those with trolling motors, con-
sider installing a second battery
in your boat.
Fuel filters: Fuel filters
should be changed (if installed)
at least every year, and be sure
to use fresh fuel. There should


be no fuel line or bulb leaks.
Check the connector between
the tank and the motor, and
make sure the fuel line and
primer bulb is not dry-rotted or
cracked. A leaking fuel line is a
fire hazard. It is extremely dan-
gerous and should be replaced.
Always start with fresh fuel
and fresh oil. Do not use a fuel
mix that has been in the fuel tank
for over three or four months. If
you have an oil injection system,
make sure the oil tank is full, and
make sure there are no leaks.
Check the propeller cotter
pin and lock on the lower unit
shaft. Check to be sure that the
propeller blades are not bent,
cracked or uneven. Lower units
should be services at least once
a year according to the manufac-
turer's instructions.
Make sure you have a prop-
er-sized anchor and line for your
boat. The best anchor to use is
one with "vanes", or metal
wedges that allow the anchor to
grab the bottom. You should
have at least 60-80 feet of anchor
line, well secured to the anchor.
Don't overlook your boat
trailer. Make sure its tires are not
worn or dry-rotted, properly
inflated and the right size for the
trailer and weight of the boat.
Make sure the boat winch strap
is tight, and not frayed or twist-
ed. You should have a safety
chain hook for the boat, safety
chains for your vehicle hitch and


a hitch safety pin. Check to be
sure that your trailer wiring con-
nector and lights are working. If
you develop a problem with
your trailer lights while hauling
your boat, use your emergency
flashers to return home.
All boaters must have U.S.
Coast Guard approved life vests
or personal flotation devices for
every passenger on their boats.
Check to be sure the devices are
in good condition and fit proper-
ly. Have a flare kit, spotlight, air
horn and basic tools. Another
relatively inexpensive safety
item to have is a small battery-
operated strobe light. These
strobes make it very easy for a
rescue unit to locate a disabled
boater at night.
A cellular phone can be the
key to a fast rescue if you
become disabled. Make sure the
phone is fully charged before you
leave the dock. Carry a plug-in 12
volt cell phone charger or a spare
cell phone battery with you.
All boaters should have an
up-to-date map of the lake. A
water resistant or plastic-coated
map is very important. These
maps are available at virtually
every marina, boat dealer fishing
supply store and local gas sta-
tions. Consider purchasing a
marine band radio. Marine
radios allow you to monitor the
weather and can be the key to
getting back safely to the boat
ramp before sever weather pre-


vents your safe return.
Every boater should be
familiar with marker buoys and
channel marker panels. If you
are not familiar with the marker
system, you should contact the
U.S. Coast Guard or Coast Guard
Auxiliary for further information.
Many boaters take coolers
filled with ice and beverages on
the trip. Consider taking drink-
ing water. Drinking beer instead
of water can lead to serious
dehydration. Drinking alcoholic
beverages while operating a
boat is extremely dangerous,
and if a disabled boater is found
to be intoxicated, the boat may
be towed and impounded at
their expense, and they may face
criminal charges for boating
under the influence.
Many boaters wear eye
glasses or contact lenses. If you
lose your glasses, you may not
be able to safely navigate your
boat. We recommend that if you
are the "boat captain", you have
a spare set of glasses or contact
lenses with you.
Before you drive away from
the boat ramp, make sure your
engine is operating properly.
Check the water pump vent hole
for a steady stream of water
coming from the vent tube. If
you do not see the stream of
water, you should immediately
turn the motor off and deter-
mine where the problem is
located. As often as not, a piece


of debris is blocking the tube
and can be easily removed.
Check the weather before
you leave home. Let someone
know where you are going to
launch, the general area you will
be and when you intend to
return. When you do return,
make sure that you let them
know you are back. If you have
no one to advise about your
plans, call the OCSO Marine Res-
cue and Dive Unit at (863) 357-
1600, and let them know. Let the
unit know the type and color of
your boat, where you are going,
occupants, emergency contact
numbers and any "on-board"
cell phone numbers.
There are certain .pieces of
equipment that are required by
law for boats 26 feet and under.
These pieces of equipment are a
wearable life preserver for every
person on the boat; a throwable
ring or other flotation device;
flares or other visual aids; a
horn, whistle or other sounding
device and a fire extinguisher.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Commission (FWC) is the pri-
mary law enforcement agency
on Lake Okeechobee. They are
responsible for boating safety.
They do the resource-oriented
policing of the lake and routinely
inspect boats on the lake to
make sure the required safety
equipment is on board. When
they come across a boat without
the required equipment, they


can write a warning or possibly
issue a citation, depending on
the circumstances.
The FWC has a boat on Lake
Okeechobee 24 hours a day,
seven days a week and are on
the water to assist boaters who
run into trouble. Their policies
do not allow them to routinely
tow in disabled boats. They will
take a boater in, but they will
leave the boat unless it is in a
navigable waterway and poses a
danger to other boaters. If that is
the case, they have the option to
tow it out of the way and tie it off
until the owner can get some-
one out there to help. Getting
the boat in is the responsibility
of the owner.
FWC works closely with other
area law enforcement agencies
around the lake. But, when a
boater runs into trouble, they
should call 9-1-1, which is why it is
a good idea to have a cell phone.
There are several boat towing
services available around the
lake that will tow a boat into
dock including Chester Rome at
Garrard's Bait and Tackle-
(863)763-3416 or (863) 610-
0440; Tiger Marine Service at
(863) 673-1460 in Clewiston and
Tow Boat at (772) 286-8123 in
Palm Beach County. But these
services are not cheap. In the
long run it is a lot safer and less
expensive to take the proper
precautions before venturing
out on the lake.


Sports in Brief


Basin boat ramp
may damage boat
LAKE OKEECHOBEE -
Boaters are being urged to avoid
using the boat ramp located in the
back basin at the Okee-Tantie
Marina and Campground.
The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) said due to
low lake levels, use of the back
ramp could damage a boat. Also,
it's doubtful that the lake level is
high enough to allow a boat to
leave the basin and enter the lake.
Airboaters can still safely use
the ramp.
Boaters are urged to either use
the main ramps at Okee-Tantie, or
the ramps at Scott Driver Memori-
al Park.
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 will be holding their reg-
istration on Saturday, June 3, from
noon until 3 p.m. at the Clewiston
Cougars Locker Room. The regis-
tration fee for the first 100 partici-
pants to register is $65. This is a
non-refundable. fee. The regular
registration fee is $75 due at time
of registration. Also due at time of
registration is a copy of your
child's birth certificate and picture
(recent wallet size please).
Note: You will be given extra
time to bring in a copy of your
child's year ending report card
and current year physical. If you
already have this items please
bring them with you.
If you have any questions
please log on to our website at:
www.leaguelineup.com/clewis-
toncougars.
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-
naments will be held June 10-11.
The 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 tackle
shops, on the Bass Busters Web
site at
www.bassbustersflorida.com or
by calling Chris Fickly at (941)232-
9539. The Team entry is $200 and
includes the Big Bass Jackpot. All
tournaments 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 equip-
ment needed on your boat. This
service is free. You will receive a
cordial, informative and confiden-
tial boat inspection. A vessel safe-
ty check decal will be placed on
boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call 467-3085 to arrange a
boat check.
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 participating in other hunts
including the archery and muz-
zleloading 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
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Florida sugar farmers reduce phosphorus in runoff


CLEWISTON In spite of a
hurricane season that wreaked
havoc on the system, Florida sugar
farmers continued to greatly
reduce the phosphorous in the
water leaving their farms. Farm-
ers' Best Management Practices
(BMPs) reduced phosphorus by
59 percent, well above the 25 per-
cent reductions required by the
1994 Everglades Forever Act and
above their 10-year average of
greater than 50% reductions.


"Even under the extreme
weather conditions of the past
year, sugar farmers have been
able to maintain phosphorus
reductions more than twice what
is required. That's further proof
that our Best Management Prac-
tices are making a real difference
in water quality," said Judy
Sanchez, Director of Corporate
Communications.
The water quality issues in Lake
Okeechobee that were exacerbat-


ed by the hurricanes and the
above average rainfall this season
have made the farmer's work even
more difficult than in past years.
Phosphorus in the lake water has
averaged more than 250 parts per
billion since January this year.
Phosphorus levels in Lake
Okeechobee water continue to
increase, creating unforeseen
problems for the restoration
efforts south of the Lake. Pointing
to the quality of water farms


receive from the Lake, Sanchez
said, "It's like trying to run a
marathon with a ball and chain
holding you down."
Yet, farmers continue to work
hard at the BMP program, not just
to meet the 25 percent require-
ments, but to get the water clean
as quickly as possible. "The farm-
ers' BMP program is one of the
success stories in Everglades
restoration. It is working twice as
well as expected. And, the South


USDA 2005 hurricane assistance programs open


GAINESVILLE, Fla. Sign-up
began May 17 for four crop and
livestock assistance programs
that will provide aid to produc-
ers affected by the destructive
2005 hurricanes through USDA
Farm Service Agency (FSA), said
Kevin Kelley.
The four programs Live-
stock Indemnity Program, Feed
Indemnity Program, Hurricane
Indemnity Program and Tree
Indemnity Program are funded
to use $250 million from U.S.
Department of Agriculture Sec-
tion 32 funds.
To be eligible for this assis-
tance, a producer's loss must
have occurred in one of 261
counties that received a primary
presidential or secretarial disas-
ter designation due to 2005 Hur-
ricanes Dennis, Katrina, Ophe-
lia, Rita or Wilma. Assistance is
unavailable for losses in contigu-
ous counties. A list of the eligible
counties in Alabama, Florida,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North
Carolina and Texas is available
at: http://www.usda.gov/Hurri-
canelnfo.xml
Livestock
Indemnity Program
The Livestock Indemnity Pro-
gram (LIP) will provide pay-
ments to eligible livestock own-
ers and contract growers who
incurred the death of livestock
due to the hurricanes. To deter-
mine payments, USDA's Farm
Service Agency (FSA) will multi-
ply the number of eligible live-
stock by the payment rate of: (1)
for livestock owners, 75 percent
of the livestock's average fair
market value; or (2) for contract
growers, 75 percent of the aver-
age sustained income loss. More
information on LIP is available
in the online LIP fact sheet at:
www.fsa.usda.gov.


Feed Indemnity
Program
The Feed Indemnity Program
(FIP) will provide payments to
eligible livestock owners and
cash lessees who suffered feed
losses or increased feed costs
due to the hurricanes. To calcu-
late program payments, FSA will
multiply the national payment
rate established for each live-
stock category by the number of
eligible livestock. More informa-
tion on FIP is available in the
online FIP fact sheet at:
www.fsa.usda.gov.
Hurricane
Indemnity Program
The Hurricane Indemnity
Program (HIP) will provide pay-
ments to eligible producers who
suffered crop losses and
received either a Federal Crop
Insurance Corporation crop
insurance indemnity or a FSA
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assis-
tance Program (NAP) payment.
Producers' HIP benefits will
equal 30 percent of the crop
insurance indemnity or 30 per-
cent of the NAP payment. More
information on HIB is available
in the online HIP fact sheet at:
www.fsa.usda.gov
Tree Indemnity
Program
The Tree Indemnity Program
(TIP) will provide payments to
eligible owners of commercially
grown fruit trees, nut trees,
bushes and vines that produce
an annual crop and were lost or
damaged due to the hurricanes.
FSA will base TIP payments on
the crop's proximity to the hurri-
canes based on established tiers,
which reflect the severity of
damage from least to most


severe. More information on TIP
is available in the online TIP fact
sheet at: www.fsa.usda.gov
Aquaculture
Grants
USDA is also providing $25
million in block grants to the
state governments of Alabama,
Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi,
North Carolina and Texas from
Section 32 funds. The funds are
to provide assistance to produc-
ers raising aquaculture species
in a controlled environment as
part of a farming operation. Gov-
ernors or their designees will
determine sign-up procedures
for the assistance and will dis-
tribute the funds to eligible
aquaculture producers to help
them recover from the devastat-
ing effects of the hurricanes of
2005. More information on the
aquaculture grants is available in
the online fact sheet at:
www.fsa.usda.gov.
Additional Disaster
Assistance
Additional funds have been
designated in response to the
2005 hurricane disasters.
Approximately $200 million is
designated for the Emergency
Conservation Program, $400
million for the Emergency
Forestry Conservation Reserve
Program and $300 million for
the Emergency Watershed Pro-
tection Program (which is avail-
able to communities and
landowners in Tennessee, in
addition to those in the six previ-
ously mentioned states.)
Sign-up dates for the Emer-
gency Forestry Conservation
Reserve Program will be
announced as soon as new regula-
tions and software are developed.
USDA has already made $63


million in Emergency Conserva-
tion Program (ECP) funds avail-
able to assist agricultural produc-
ers struck by hurricanes in the
Gulf of Mexico region during the
calendar year 2005. Eligible agri-
cultural producers may receive
up to 100 percent cost-share to
remove debris and restore fences
and conservation structures.
Additional funds for oyster,
nursery and poultry producers
and forest landowners will be
made available when new rules
authorizing assistance are pub-
lished in the Federal Register.
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) is developing these rules
and plans to publish proposed
rules for public comment in the
near future.
Emergency Loan
Assistance
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) currently has $156 million
in low-interest emergency (EM)
loan funds available to help
farmers and ranchers rebuild
their operations.
In certain cases, FSA can pro-
vide producers with both EM and
operating loans to assist them with
spring operations. Eligible produc-
ers who expect to receive future
hurricane disaster payments from
USDA may receive loans now and
assign the disaster funds to EM
loan payments. Emergency loan
funds may be used to: restore or
replace essential property; pay all
or part of production costs associ-
ated with the disaster year; pay
essential family living expenses;
reorganize the farming operation
and refinance certain debts. To
apply for an EM loan, producers
are encouraged to contact their
local USDA Service Center. An FSA
fact sheet explaining the loan appli-
cation process step-by-step and is
available at: www.fsa.usda.gov.


Florida Water Management Dis-
trict's stormwater treatment areas
(STAs) are also performing better
than designed," Ms. Sanchez said.
"This is.good news for Ever-
glades restoration," said Robert
Coker, Senior Vice President, Pub-


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lic Affairs. "For more than a
decade, the farmers' efforts have
been producing cleaner water for
the Everglades and as additional
restoration projects are complete
ed, the ecosystem should contin-
ue to improve."


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31Bf2BA CBS, split floor plan home situated on 4.82 acres.
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* $588,000 PRICE REDUCEDI 3BD/2BA home on
2.34+/- acres in Naples. Home features a pole barn, screen
lanai, security system, dual fireplace, eat-in kitchen.
Owner/Agent bring any serious offer.
* $526,000 PRICE REDUCEDI 4BD/3BA home on
1+/- acre. Home has vaulted and coffer ceilings, a sound
proof studio, moveable island in kitchen and an above
ground pool just to name a few of the luxuries that this
beautiful home offers.
* $374,900 3BD/2BA Beautiful well maintained home on
manicured 1 +/- acres in LaBelle's first gated Riverfront
Community
* $359,900 Beautiful like new 3BD/2BA with 2 car garage
home in the Belmont area. Patio and deck area in back yard.
* $249,900 Gorgeous new 3BD/2BA house with garage.
Split floor plan, living area w/fire place. Master bathroom has
a garden tub and dual sinks. Carpet and tile throughout. This
is a must see!
* $209,900 New 3BD/2BA home on a beautiful lot. Master
bathroom has a garden tub with a separate shower. Kitchen
features an island with extra sink and more don't let this one
slip by!
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* $179,900 2BD/2BA Excellent vacation or starter home
on a corner lot in Port LaBelle. Spacious living room and sep-
arate dining room. Screen enclosed front and back lanai. Lot
has a separate workshop and small tree house great for kids.


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* $179,900 Great 4BD/2BA home that has been totally
remodeled. New flooring, cabinets and vanities. Yard features
irrigation and rear fencing. This great deal is ready for you to
move in.
* $179,900 New 3BD/2BA home. This home features split
floor plan and the kitchen has a morning room.
* $149,999 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a complete-
ly fenced in yard and an above ground pool.
* $94,900 3BD/IBA Newly remodeled home in LaBelle.
This home has new tile, carpet, paint, cabinets, hot water
heater, bathroom and new roof with a transferable 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 addition with
it's own entrance and much more. The property 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 manufactured
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 sky-
light 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!


* $94,900 Looking for a 3BD/2BA manufactured home
on 1.25+/- acres? This home features a split floor plan. Call
today for more info and for an appointment.
* $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The
mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is surrounded
in beautiful palm and oak trees.
* $52,0 0UHerlot
in LaBelftMMafattWlodW ose to
schools, shopping and restaurants.
* $1,600,000 12.76+/- acres has lots of old oaks. It is
currently being used as a rental park. Please call for more
information.
* $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 pas-
ture, 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 arid
plants. Pole barn and 1930's home are located on the
property,. Home is to be sold "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and shed.
* $149,9& lflesd fltACTg es that
is also for sale .roI',,9007.
* $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.
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Solid Decision, Solid House! You'll be glad to
see this spacious 4BR/2B remodeled home.
Glowing with quailty, from the new Hardy-Board
siding to the wood 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.
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the wood 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 (or. Only $239,900.
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from banking, shopping, schools and much more. home. Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls & spa-'
This 3BR/2B home has it all. From it's fenced back cious kitchen. Only $179,900.
yard, spacious rooms, wood burning fireplace, new Tired of the Circus? No clowning around about
kitchen cabinets and storage galore! Best of all after the ca n t .on
a hard days work you can sit out on your lanai and cleared he
enjoy the sunset over the lake in Lehigh Acres. Only huge horse barn and workshop. Box stalls, feed
$219,900. room large workshop. Lower your blood pressure!
* REDUCED PERFECT STARTER HOME! 2BR/1BA $169,900.
CBS home located i iti .hd l Ib 1luiet oak filled Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 ac in grow-
street. Features new' loonng and'a fenced back ing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufactured
yard. Priced @ $159,900. home with over 1100 sq ft of living area ready for
* Just like NEW! 3BR/1.5B CBS home within walk- occupancy. SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE!
ing distance from shopping. Features include new $149,900
berber carpet, ceramic tile, all new cabinets and
much more. Priced to sell at only $119,900. ...
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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.
* 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


* 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.



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Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings with
over 5,800 sq ft of work area on 1+/- acre. Zoned
C-r HeayIouT-at ue. urrntl.istum -e-A


f-- tor Heavy Industrial use. Currently is tully rented
Location of a Lifetime! Generations will file past out to 3 businesses. Listed at only $525,000.
well-traveled location of this 8+/- acres on SR 80 in
Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road frontage and 3 existing Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
entrances off of SR 80. Cleared with well and elec- located near West Glades Elementary in Muse and
tric. Time's on your side in this investment! just minutes away from downtown LaBelle. $3.50
$2,750,000. per square foot.
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your invest- Sable Palm R/V Campground truly a 50 acre gold
ment dollars here. 25 beautiful acres wtitb Hwv 27 mine!! This beautiful property features a 10 acre 70
kn B = RttQI* P eared site RN campground located off US27 in the peace-
except for the majestic Live Oaks. Bring your ideas ful country side of Palmdale. The park even has its
and see! $650,000. own fishing lake and grass landing strip. The remain-
* 5+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation. Suitable for site ing 40 acres could accommodate several hundred
built home or manufactured. Only $170,000. additional R/V sites. $2,800,000
* Uncramp yourself on this spacious 2.5+/- acres Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings with
on Evans Rd. with a pond and fenced for livestock, over 5,800 sq ft of work area on 1+/- acre. Zoned for
So say goodbye to city pressure and enjoy the coun- Heavy Industrial use. Currently is fully rented out to
try. $130,000. 3 businesses. Listed at only $525,000.
* 1,84+/ acre located offjacks Branch Rd. in Muse, 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South of
This property has lots of oaks, pines and palm trees. LaBele with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
Perfect for the nature lover. Priced at only $95,000. frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back! Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
Relive the best on this private & secluded 2+/- acs. LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
Fresh air special! $93,900. duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezoning to
* Call for prices on all our Montura Listings! Business. $119,900.


WATERFRONT & PRIA( AT ITr S BESTI Ihi
recently renovated 3BF 2BA home i x l'-_i.r' J at
the Ortona Locks. Fih from sm.iur .r. pruial
dock. (Permit in place t, .'1J nes dJ.. .. liti i
Priced to Sell!!!


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
ONLY CONDO ON THE MARKET IN LABELLEI This
2BR/2BA unit would make a great rental investment or
full-time residence. Located on the first floor this condo
features a greenbelt view, tile in kitchen and bathrooms,
and a bonus room. Comfortable living awaits your
arrival! $150,000
THIS IMMACULATE 2 BR /1.5 BA HOME IS located
in the center of town close to everything. What a terrif-
ic home for someone just setting out on their own or
sizing down. Home is partially furnished and ready for
you! $159,900
FOR LEASEi!! 800+/- Sq. Ft. Office on Busy Street
downtown. Call for details.
WATERFRONT HOMES/LOTS
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION!!! This 3
+/- acre peninsula ihas over 700' of
Caloosahatchee River frontage with Hwy. 29
access. Zoned C-2 your possibilities are endless!
$3,300,000


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area of upscale homes within blocks of central
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 end-
less views of the Caloosahatchee River Price
Reduced $499,900
SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR NATURE
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
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
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


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Follow generator safety guidelines Corps ready for active


TALLAHASSEE As the hurri-
cane season approaches, Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is reminding consumers
to heed safety tips when using
portable generators. The genera-
tors have become very popular in
Florida as a result of power out-
ages during several record-break-
ing hurricane seasons.
"Generators are very useful
when the power goes out but they
can be hazardous when con-
sumers do not take the time to
review safety directions and follow
the manufacturers' guidelines,"
Bronson said. "People should take
time well before a storm to read
the information so they don't put
themselves and their families at
risk."
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission received
reports of 179 carbon monoxide
deaths associated with portable
generators between 1990 and
2002. In addition to the potential
for toxic engine'exhaust, other pri-
mary hazards include electrocu-
tion and fire.
Three people have died in
South Florida over the past two
years as a result of carbon monox-
ide poisoning from generators.
One used the device in the
kitchen; a couple died when the


generator, which was located out-
side their bedroom window,
spewed the gas into the open win-
dow.
The primary cause of death
and illness is from carbon monox-
ide poisoning because people
used generators indoors or in par-
tially enclosed areas such as
garages or balconies. Carbon
monoxide is a colorless, odorless
gas. Symptoms of carbon monox-
ide poisoning are similar to the flu.
People who feel sick, dizzy or
weak while inside but feel better
when they leave their home
should be cautioned that there
might be carbon monoxide pres-
ent and they should get immediate
medical attention.
Some consumers in Florida
mistakenly believed that using the
generators in their garage was safe
if the door was left open. Howev-
er, the gases leaked into the
homes through vents. In addition,
garages are not usually well venti-
lated so if the owner lets it run
awhile and then comes to turn it
off, the carbon monoxide levels
can be so high as to immediately
render the person unconscious
and cause death. Generators can
produce high levels of carbon
monoxide very quickly.
Prior to purchasing a generator,
consumers should make sure they


get one rated for the amount of
power they will need. Light bulbs,
appliances and equipment usually
have labels indicating their power
requirements. People unable to
determine the amount of power
they will need should contact an
electrician for help. Generators
should support the minimum
needs of a household during an
emergency. Also, during an emer-
gency the fuel supply may be very
limited so people should use the
generator wisely.
Follow these safety tips to pro-
tect against poisoning, electrocu-
tion and fires:
Never use a generator
indoors, including in garages, bal-
conies, crawl spaces or other par-
tially enclosed areas even with
ventilation. Opening windows or
using fans does not prevent car-
bon monoxide buildup.
Place the generator outdoors
and away from doors, windows
and vents and put it in a covered
location.
Follow the directions that
come with the unit.
Install battery-operated car-
bon monoxide alarms.
To avoid electrocution, keep
the generator dry and operate it on
a dry surface under a canopy-like
structure. Dry hands before touch-
ing the unit.


Plug appliances directly into
the generator or use a heavy-duty,
outdoor-rated extension cord that
is rated in amps or watts at least
equal to the sum of the connected
appliance loads.
Never try to power a house
wiring by plugging the generator
into a wall outlet. This is extremely
hazardous to the homeowner, util-
ity workers and neighbors served
by the same utility transformer.
Don't overload the generator.
Don't operate more appliances
than the output rating calls for.
Turn off all equipment pow-
ered by the generator before shut-
ting down the unit.
Never store fuel for the gener-
ator in the home, and use properly
labeled safety containers to store
the fuel. Also, do not store exces-
sive amounts of fuel.
o Before refueling the unit, turn
it off and let it cool down. Fuel
spilled on hot engine parts can
ignite.
"Many people are installing
permanent generators and they
should be sure to use qualified
electricians," Bronson said. "Con-
sumers who opt for portable units
need to take the time long before a
disaster to review the instructions
and safety tips so they don't make
a mistake that can end in a disaster
of its own."


2006 hurricane season


CLEWISTON Water levels
on Lake Okeechobee fell to
12.79 feet as of Tuesday, May 23,
and the lake elevation is expect-
ed to fall further prior to the start
of this year's rainy season. On
the same date last year, Lake
Okeechobee stood at 14.07 feet.
The May 23 lake levels in 2004
and 2003 were 13.18 feet and
14.58 feet respectively.
And the rainy season may not
begin for awhile, according to a
National Weather Service report,
which states that the "frequency
of rain (in the region north of
Lake Okeechobee) begins to
increase in late May," and is
"occasionally delayed until June
or even July, as in 1998." The
Weather Channel's ten-day fore-
cast for the area now calls for
only a 30 percent chance of rain
on nine of the next 10 days.
History has shown that the
lake has typically started its
annual rise by about mid-June.
This would bode well for the
upcoming hurricane season.
"This is very good news for
Lake Okeechobee and the Her-
bert Hoover Dike," said Andrew


Geller, water management
hydraulic engineer for the Corps'
Jacksonville District. "We feel a
lot better about where we are
today, in comparison to recent
years."
Geller noted that the lake
level hit a high of 18.02 feet in
2004, thanks to Hurricanes
Charley, Frances, Jeanne and
Ivan, but that the lower lake
level achieved prior to entering
the 2004 hurricane season was a
great aid in managing the lake
levels through the storms.
Most would agree that a 2006
hurricane season rivaling both
2004 and 2005 is unlikely; but
even if it were to happen, the
lake is at a manageable level that
is lower than both 2004 and
2005. Additionally, regular
inspections, maintenance and
strengthening work on the Her-
bert Hoover Dike provide confi-
dence in the protection it pro-
vides. In the meantime, the
Jacksonville District team
remains ready and vigilant as
Hurricane Season 2006
approaches.


Food safety precautions important during Florida's warm weather


TALLAHASSEE As the pic-
nic and barbecue season official-
ly kicked off with the Memorial
Day weekend, Florida Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is reminding state residents
to follow a few food safety tips to
avoid turning a party into a trip
to the doctor.
"Everybody loves cookouts
and picnics, and with a little


care, nothing will mar the fun
and enjoyment of doing these
things with friends or family,"
Mr. Bronson said. "But food safe-
ty measures are particularly
important, especially this time of
year when temperatures are
heating up."
Mr. Bronson offered the fol-
lowing tips:
Clean and sanitize cooking
equipment.


Wash your hands thorough-
ly with soap and hot water
before beginning to prepare the
food.
Keep raw foods away from
cooked foods to avoid cross-
contamination, and make sure
that raw meat juices never come
in contact with salads and veg-
etables. Moreover, use a differ-
ent plate or platter to carry the
meat off the grill than the one


you used to transport the raw
meat.
While cooking, use a meat
thermometer to make sure that
the meat is sufficiently cooked.
Beef, lamb and pork should reg-
ister an internal temperature of
at least 160 degrees while poul-
try should be cooked to 165
degrees Fahrenheit. It is particu-
larly critical that food reaches
those temperatures when cook-


ing ground meat products.
Food should be consumed
as soon as it is ready, and left-
overs should be refrigerated
within two hours of coming off
the grill or coming out of the
refrigerator in the case of salads.
Precooked picnic items
should be kept in insulated con-
tainers with plenty of ice or cold
packs to last until all of the food
is consumed.


Failing to adhere to food safe-
ty tips can subject consumers to
any number of food-borne ill-
nesses which, while rarely fatal,
can make people violently ill
sometimes for a number of days.
(For more news from the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services, see
the link at
http://www2.newszap.com/loca
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18 RELIGION Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, June 1,2006


A 'Dear John' letter from Dad


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Have you ever received a Dear
John letter? I have, many as a mat-
ter of fact. My parents naming me
after my Uncle John insured that!
But there is one Dear John letter
that stands out more than any
other. It was the first letter I ever
received from my father. It was
written to a son who had not
always seen eye-to-eye with his
father. It was written by a father
reaching out to his prodigal son.
In honor of Fathers Day and
Fathers everywhere and in partic-
ular one father in Fernandina
Beach, I would like to share this
letter of blessing with you.
Dear John,
Your mother and. I have been
asked by Mike Oliver to write you
a letter in support of your planned
Walk to Emmaus in January. It is
supposed to be an opportunity for
us to express our appreciation of
you and what our relationship
means and has meant over the
years.
When you were little, I had the
same close relationship with you
that I had with the other boys, and
I realize now that when you were
in Jr. High, I let you down by not
being as involved with you in your
activities as I was with the other
boys. I also did not understand


your sensitivity to other people at
that time, and when you came
home with a peace symbol, I
never gave you an opportunity to
state a posi-
tion. I had my .
mind made up,
and did not
care to be con- '
fused by facts.
I was critical of
your friends
and thus alien-
ated you and
never really re- John
established a Hicks
close bond
with you. I regret that now, and if I
had the opportunity to re-run that
part of the race, I would move up
to scouts when you did, to try to
gain back the son that I had lost
with a few hasty words.
You are in the correct field.
From the time that you were in Sr.
High, I began to see the potential,
and it really came out while you
were in college. I felt that the min-
istry was where you belonged,
but I was not the one to whom
you came for advice in those days.
I will admit that I was quite
pleased when you finally made
the decision to enter the ministry,
and I am very proud of you and
your accomplishment in dedicat-
ing yourself to a life of service to
others. You will never know the


sense of pride we felt at your ordi-
nation. Your mother stood and
walked alone for the first time
after her accident, and held her
head high the whole way down
the isle. That event inspired her to
do what very few believed could
be done!
Your accomplishments in
school, in the scouts and now as a
person have been sources of
pride to us which you will recog-
nize when you have children of
your own. The greatest gift any
parent can receive is to have a
child do well, and the highest feel-
ings of ecstasy are realized in the
accomplishments of your of-
spring. When you do well, we
glory.
Keep up your good works,
son, and hold the hand of Him
whom you have vowed to follow.
Your earthly parents love you very
much, and are very proud of you.
Your Heavenly Father must be
even more so.
Love, Dad.
Most parents hope and pray
that they can bless their children
in a special way and make a dif-
ference in their lives. Fathers (and
mothers), why not consider a let-
ter of blessing to your children?
From first-hand experience, I
know what it can mean. You can,
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Area Church News in Brief


Make a joyful noise
Have an interest in singing to
the Almighty?
BELLE GLADE The Glades
Community Choir is looking for
you, you, & you. This includes
youths! Rehearsals are each Mon-
day evening at 6 p.m.
For more information, contact,
Kevin Wright, community rela-
tions at (561)261-0717; or, Carla
Kendall, president, at 561 261-
0049
Vacation Bible
School planned
CLEWISTON First United
Methodist Church of Clewiston,
331 W. Osceola Ave., will host
their annual Vacation Bible
School June 12 to 17. This year's
theme is Fiesta Time! Everyone is
invited! A light dinner will be
served each night starting at 5:30
with the program lasting from 6 to
8 p.m. Call 983-5269 for more
information or to register.
Church plans
Bible School
The First Baptist Church of
Moore Haven will have Vacation
Bible School the week of June 5-
9, Monday-Friday, from 6 p.m. till
9 p.m. All children, from 3 years
old through 6th grade, are invited


to come. Come join in an "Arctic
Edge" adventure.
Chorus event
at church
CLEWISTON Greater
Friendship Missionary Baptist
Church Male Chorus third
anniversary event will be held
Sunday, May 28 at 4 p.m. at the
Greater Friendship M.B. Church,
900 Della Tobias Ave., Clewiston
The program will feature
groups and choruses from
around the lake area that will be
entertaining crowds with music
and song. Dinner will be served.
Friday Night Lights
CLEWISTON Evangel
Church Assembly of God Out-
reach Center is open from 7 until
10 p.m. every Friday to all 7-12
grade students in our community.
Activities available include basket-
ball; three Play Station 2 units,
music, and games. Snack bar
with great prizes is open each
night.
CREW seeks
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-


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dents with repairs and continued
clean up efforts in the aftermath
of Hurricane Wilma. Carpenters,
Electricians, Plumbers, drywall
installers and other trade skills are
needed, as well as, anyone willing
to lend a hand! For more informa-
tion, come by the office at 121
Central Ave. rear entrance or
email
CREWheadquarters@aol.com or
phone (863) 983 2390. Donations,
including monetary contribu-
tions, are tax deductible. For more
information, email CREW head-
quarters @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 wel-
come! Call Rev. Perez at 677-3190
with questions.
Vacation Bible
School planned
MOORE HAVEN The First
Baptist Church of Moore Haven
will have Vacation Bible School
the week of June 5-9, Monday-Fri-
day, from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. All chil-
dren, from 3 years old through 6th
grade, are invited to come. Come
join in an "Arctic Edge" adventure.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
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Camd of Thanks 120
In MeemOriam 125
Fomnd. 130
Le.t 135
GCheAway 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Pers. ale 150
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AUCTION Spectacular Home
with Mountain Vistas Cash-
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baths, 3 separate levels with
distinct living areas.. Auction
June 16 at 5PM. Open
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2 PLOTS- In Silver Hill Ceme-
tery in Frostproof. $600
(863)605-3831


DOG, Bloodhound. Call to
Identify. (863)357-3225 I
MICROPHONE- Found Mon-
day May 22nd., 441 S.,
Please call to identify.
863-634-9660
PUG, Female, on Tues., May
23rd, in vicinity of SE 26th St.,
Okeechobee. Call to Identify.
(863)357-1812
PUPPY, Female, chocolate
colored, on SR 80 In front of
Johnson Engineering. Call to
identify. (239)825-3534


BLOOD HOUND, Lost in Treas-
ure Island (behind Brewskl's).
Black & Tan. Missing 05/21.
(863)634-9990/634-8674
LONG HAIRED DACHSHUND-
Missing from Otter Creek
area 0523/06. Needs Med's.
(561)723-2654 Reward
PINTO GELDING- Grand-
daughters horse, tan &
white, vic of SW 10th St. &
SW 6th Ave. near the Victory
Baptist Church. Reward
634-7711 or 467-2888
WALLET, Black, mens, on
5/24/06 near Ed's Auto Parts
In Okeechobee. LIBERAL
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w/kids. Needs room to run.
(863)673-4540
KITTEN, Black & white male. 8
weeks old. (863)763-8318 or
(863)532-0680
MALE CAT- 4yrs old, med
hair, neutered, soft paws, to
good home only
(863)634-6012
PUPPIES, 5 weeks old,
American Bulldog & Red Nose
Pit mixed. (863)635-3918
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Services (800)251-3274
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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
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Employment







Bi-Lingual
forfamily-centered
approach home visitation.
Belle Glade.
Working with pregnant &
parenting families.
Degree in Social Work or
related field required.
Resume by Faxto:
561-996-3653 or e-mail to:
HumanResourcesi
familiesflrstpbc.org
Visit us at
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for more Information.
Exp'd Plumbers & Helpers
Needed, commercial/resi-
dential, full time starting Im-
mediately. Paid Holidays and
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CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Has two Lifeguard
positions open
Both are parttime
starting at $10.00 an hour.
Apply in person at
255 N. Hacienda,
Montura Ranch Clubhouse.
Wednesday- Sunday
1lOam- 5pm.
We are an equal opportunity
employer and a drug free
workplace


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.

HELP WANTED
EXR ROOFER
In Metal Roofs Mandatory.
Please call (863)674-5775
INSURANCE SALES/
SERVICE REP
440/220 license required, life
license a plus. Barnie Walk-
er Agency, Belle Glade, FL.
561-996-7186
LABORERS: For Landscape &
Lawn Maintenance. Good pay.
Benefits included: Company
Payed Medical, Life & Dental.
(954)605-6951 or email:
fivepointscorp@bellsouth.net
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LOOKING FOR JOURNEY-
MEN ELECTRICIAN/
SERVICE TECH.
With experience & training.
Position requires a strong
electrical background,
knowledge of materials,
methods & tools involved
in all aspects of tenant im-
provements for residential,
commercial & industrial.
Must be able to trouble
shoot, and repair all phas-
es of electrical. Valid &
clean driving license. Re-
liable & prompt atten-
dance.
Jeff M Robinson, Inc.
Contact Human Resources
Tel: 863-763-2525
Fax: 863-763-1772
RECEPTIONIST
For Insurance office
Bilingual only. Barnie Walker
Agency, Belle Glade, FL.
561-996-7186
SCALE OPERATOR and
MAINTENANCE
Now being hired at
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454

STATE OF FLORIDA -
DEPT OF REVENUE
Child Support Enforcement
Hendry County
Economics & Acctng.
Revenue Spec. II.
$26,019/yr. Clewiston
Closing Date: 6-5-06


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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
May 24, 2006
PART TIME
E MT and PARAMEDIC
EMT PAY RATE: $8.41- $9.80
PARAMEDIC PAY RATE: $9.81 $10.62
MAJOR DUTIES: Operation driving of F350/F450 Type I Am-
bulances, general station duties, 24/48 shifts with one month
rotation through the two stations, operation of GCEMS. Any
other related duties as described In the EMT or Paramedic job
outline per 64-E and GCEMS-ALS protocols.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Capable of safely and
efficiently operating Type I Ambulances 10-18 and 10-18X,
must havethe the ability to lift up to 100 bs. and have the ability to
sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, crawl and work outside in various
weather conditions. Must be able to work flexible hours and
overtime under emergency situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: State of Florida Certified EMT or
Paramedic License, Class D Driver's License with acceptable
driving record, EVOC, Healthcare Provider CPR card, ACLS,
Hepatitis B vaccination and general knowledge of the area.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County EMS Station I Moore Haven
and Station II Muse.
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 8:00a.m. 24 hour shift
CLOSING DATE: June 9, 2006 at 5:00 pm
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License. State of Florida EMT or
Paramedic License, ACLS and CPR card, EVOC and Hepatitis B
Vaccination
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
PO. Box 1018
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


CLERK SPECIALIST
(Office Clerks, General L1)
(#64081579)
Front desk clerical position at Glades
County Health Department in Moore Haven;
medical records & computer work experience
helpful; Bilingual English & Spanish required;
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
CallAlina @863-946-0707x208
for more details


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Sous Chef
TAD Floor Clerk
TAD Machine Technician


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The Following Positions Will Be Open Until Filled.
Positions are Full Time With:
Medical Benefits, Retirement, Sick and Vacation Leave.

Custodian: Must be able to work evenings.
Must have a valid driver's license.

Staff Assistant 1: 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.

Electrical Inspector: Must have 8 yrs. experience with
a licensed contractor.

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 LaBelle.
Must be certified in 1st Aid/CPR prior to employment.

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 a Class B driver's license.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED. Both located in Clewiston.

GIS Coordinator: For the LaBelle office. Must have
Bachelor of Science from an accredited college or university in
computer science, geography or related field with considerable
experience in the use of geographic information systems or
8 years equivalent experience.

Treatment Plant Operator: For Pt. LaBelle Utilities. Must have a
valid driver's license. A High School Diploma or GED required.
Possession of a Class A, B, or C Water Treatment Plant Operator's
License as issued by the State of Florida.

Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee: For Pt. LaBelle Utilities.
Must have a valid driver's license. A High School Diploma or GED
required. A water treatment plant operator's license is not required
prior to employment, but within reasonable timing a Class A, B or C
Water Treatment Plant Operator's License issued by the
State of Florida will need to be acquired.







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$5 $50K / Year
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Paid Life Insurance
401 (k), BC/BS,
Paid Vacation

(800) 741-6500
Walpole, Inc.
online app: www.walpoleinc.com


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

FARMWORKER COUNSELOR (Employment
Counselor/Job Trainer), $15.29/hr. Recruits po-
tential participants and determines eligibility.
Teaches employability skills and counsels partici-
pants on educational, financial or personal prob-
lems; assists with job placement. Performs field
work and makes home visits. Requires BS/BA and
1 yr. exp. in EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING or relat-
ed social services/job training (i.e., UNEMPLOY-
MENT COUNSELING); or AS/AA and 3 yrs. related
exp. Prefer exp.: Working with the migrant farm-
worker population (specify amt. of time); teaching
adults. Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly pre-
ferred. Must travel to Belle Glade as needed.

SOCIAL WORKER (Human Services, Belle
Glade), $30,879. Performs client intake and as-
sessment, develops service plans, provides case
management and determines eligibility for assis-
tance programs. Provides supportive counseling
and makes home visits. Develops and maintains
community contacts with different social service
agencies. Requires BS/BA Social Work, Sociolo-
gy, Psychology or other Behavioral Sci.; 1 yr. ex-
perience in social work/related field (or unrelated
BS/BA and 2 yrs. related exp.). Preference for
exp.: Providing supportive counseling; referring
clients to local, State and/or private social service
agencies; making home visits; preparing intake
assessments and other reports. Bilingual (Eng-
lish/Spanish/Creole) a plus.

Visit www.pbcgov.com for detailed job descrip-
tions & employment appls.; submit appls./re-
sumes with any Vet. Pref. doc for receipt by 5 pm
6/9/06 to Palm Beach County HR, 50 S. Military
Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415. Fax 561-616-6893.
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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



Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
May 24, 2006
PART TIME SCALEHOUSE OPERATOR
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $9.50- $11.00 Per hour depend-
ing on qualifications

MAJOR DUTIES: This part-time position is to work Saturdays,
local and national holidays and weekday when necessary.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must be able
to read and write English. Applicant must be computer knowl-
edgeable as to the proper operation of the computer and be
able to run simple programs. Must be able to prepare closing
cash balance reports, keep daily tickets organized, answer tele-
phones in a proper and professional manner and be able to
clean the office on Saturday.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Landfill
WORK SCHEDULE: As Scheduled
CLOSING DATE:June 9,2006 at 5:00 pm
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMITAPPLICATION TO: MaryAnn Dotson
RP.O.Box1018
500 AvenueJ
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
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Police Officer
Certified
$16.47 hr.

Accounting Specialist I
(Temporary)
$9.00 hr.

Accounting Specialist II
$11.74 hr.
Service Tech I
(Requires FL Class C CDL)
$8.46 hr.

Service Tech II
(Requires FL Class B CDL)
$9.28 hr.

Service Tech III
(Requires FL Class A CDL)
$11.33 hr.

Certified Water Safety Instructor
(Temporary)
$12.00 hr.

Certified Life Guard
(Temporary)
$12.00 hr.

Unless stated All positions open until filled
Valid Employment Applications
must be submitted to:
City of Belle Glade
Human Resources Department
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., W.
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900
Business Hours: 8:00 to 5:00


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ability. Excellent oral and
written communication.
Experience working in library
preferred. Assist the librarian.
Assist patrons in finding infor
nation needed. Fax applica-
tions/resumes to 954-967-3477
-T
POSITION: Family Support Worker- (Two positions)
NOAH, Inc. is seeking to fill the two FSW positions.
These person will be responsible for providing basic social ser-
vice needs to individuals and/or families thru direct referral
process. Reliable transportation w/ proof of insurance is re-
quired.
',ij.;ror ave 'arn A, ,ree in SocaI Sprv,.eii jrd 1 yr. experi-
,uc,- p ,ri i nii i r, I ri ,l "irini :ic : t, lm lne- r have a HS
S pliTI ,i l. l E .i"H 2 V[. ihl i': l *:trv :iV: ,l*pinrilrll: H
Questions should be directed to: Gladys Barber @
561-996-3889.
Mail resumes/applications: NOAH, Inc. 601 Covenant Drive,
Belle Glade, FL 33430, Attn: C. Tomlin, PSM. Unitl 06/02/09.
NOAH, Inc. Is an EODFWP Employer




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


OKEECHOBEE SENIORS
NEED MONEY A JOB HELP?
If you are 55 and olderwith low, limited or no income,
we may have the training and employment opportunities
that are just right for you.
Call Experience Works Today
In Okeechobee County Call
Audrey Heath
(863) 508-1100 x351
or
State Office
(888) 859-1051 Toll Free
Funded by the State of Florida
Department of Elder Affairs

The Beacon Center at Pioneer Park Elementary
has the following positions available:
Please call 561-993-4481 to come & fill application
or fax resume to 561-993-4005, Attn: Karis Engle at Beacon
Center or by email to kengle@gocpg.org.
Family Liaison (full-time)
Requires Experience and knowledge of community resources
for working with parents. Able to collaborate with the school
and serve as a liaison for the parents. Must have effective in-
terpersonal skills, computer competency and be able to main-
tain client files and work as part of a team. 4 yr college degree
and experience working with families. Must possess valid dr.
lic. & access to vehicle for day to day job performance. Must
be able to work flexible hours Including evenings and week-
ends. Bilingual preferred but not required.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
BRIGHTON RESERVATION


High School Diploma or GED
minimum one (1) year exp.
Accounting exp., invoices/
purchase orders, knowledge
of MS Excel & Word. Excellent
phone & Customer service skills.
Data entry exp. Fax resume
or application to:
(954)967-3477

One man's trash Is anoth- How do you find a Job in
er man's treasure. Turn today's competitive
your trash to treasure market? In the employ-
with an ad In the classi- ment section of the clas-
flds. sineds


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Emplymen
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AGRICULTURAL LABORER
Florida Sugar Cane League seeks an individual to work with
experimental sugarcane varieties. Must be able to work in a
team and read & follow precise instructions. Must be able to
perform heavy manual labor and work in a hot, humid
environment. Valid driver's license, acceptable driving record
and proof of legal residence required. English speaking, high
school graduate preferred. Drug free employer. Competitive
salary and benefits offered. For additional information call
561-924-5227 Ext. 22 or apply in person at the USDA
Sugarcane Field Station, 12990 U.S. Hwy.441 North,
Canal Point, Florida 33438.


Licensed
i 'f Practical

SNurse
L "YS -


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


Details at: www.semtribe.com

CRISIS SUPPORT SCREENER

Needed to perform preliminary assessment
fortriage of Glades residents seeking or in
need of behavioral health services. Requires
a bachelors degree in psychology, social work
or related field or must be a registered nurse.
Also requires 2 yrs. of experience working
with co-occurring disorders. Competitive
salary ad excellent benefits. Fax resume to:
(561)514-1987. You may e-mail your resume
to: bsears (oakwoodcenter.org

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

EOE: M/F/D/V
I

HEALTHCARE DISTRICT
OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
HEALTH SERVICES COORDINATOR
(Registered Nurse)
Position #175-3169
Registered Nurse needed to provide health services to young
children (0-5) and their families in community settings as part
of a unique multi-disciplinary team. Registered Nurse Licensed
in Florida (BSN preferred). Three (3) years experience i nurs-
ing (pediatric) and/or community health preferred. Min. salary
$37,866/yr. Candidates must pass FDLE arid localback-
ground check. Located in Belle Glades.
Applications/resumes must be received by 5PM, 6/9/06. Send
to:Attn: Recruitment Specialist, HCDPBC, 324 Datura St.,
#401 WPB, FL 33401, Fax (561)671-4670 or e-mail to Em-
ployment(hcdpbc.orq. EOE, DFWPVet. Pref.





DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE

LAR&<(4> FINDERS
202 E. Sugrand Hwy.Acros from Cilewton Inn)
(863) 902-9494


NURSING
Nurse Practitioner or
Physician Assistant
UNLOCK YOUR FULL
POTENTIAL
When you join the Prison
Health Services team you
will experience a unique and
challenging healthcare envi-
ronment.
These are great opportunity
to practice independently In
a primary care/ urgent care
setting. Joined us at the
Glades correctional Institu-
tion in this FT position. FL
License required.

We offer competitive com-
pensation and benefits.
Marilyn Burns at:
561-829-1441; fax:
561-996-8995 EEO/AA
www.pdsonhealth.com




CERTIFIED NURSING ASST.
w/ CPR. Looking for F/T or P/T
Employment. Great references!
(863)675-7105



All the miles you can legally
handle!!! Come drive for All
American Xpress! Late Mod-
el Equipment, No Touch
Freight, No East Coast. 2yrs
verifiable experience. Good
driving record.
(800)282-1911 x115.
AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADE-
MY Start your driving career!
Offering courses in CDL A.
One tuition feel Many pay-
ment options! No registration
fee! (888)808-5947 in-
fo@americasdrivingacade-
my.com.
Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.


Drivers CDL A "Honey I'm
Home...Every Weekend!"
Great Pay & Benefits! Special
Orientation Pay for Exp. Drv-
ers! Paid Training for School
Grads! Cypress Truck Lines
ESE Teachers/Assistants and
Physical, Occupational &
Speech Therapists for Inclu-
sive PRE-K Charter School.
Competitive Salary & Bene-
fits. Full and Part-Time/Sum-
mer. Fax (407)852-3301
www.ucpcdc.org.
SOMETIME, MONEY & MORE!
Home every weekend! Home
during the weekly Excellent
pay! Solid weekly miles! 95%
no touch! Preplanned freight!
$.42 per mile. HEARTLAND
EXPRESS (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com
INTERESTED IN A POSTAL
JOB Earning $57K/yr Avg
Minimum Pay? Our services
can help you prepare for the
Postal Battery Exam, Find
Out Howl Call Today For
More Information...
(800)584-1775 Ref Code
#P5799.
LOOKING FOR A BETTER
JOB?? Construction jobs
available in your area!
Trades, PM's, superinten-
dents, estimators, etc. Check
out positions on www.con-
structionjobs.com or email
resume to: sales@construc-
tionjobs.com.
0/0 Driver The F/S is higher
here! Zero down lease/low
payments. $1.11 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 Re-
ferral Bonus. Base Plate pro-
vided. FFE (800)569-9298.
THERAPISTS WANTED- LI-
CENSED SLPS in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus. Per diem &
F/T. Bilinguals Inc. Child &
Parent Services,
(866)696-0999 x122
www.bilingualsinc.com.


$5,500 Weekly Goal Potential
If someone did it, so can
you! 2-3 confirmed appoint-
ments daily! Benefits
Available... Call Catherine
McFarland (888)563-3188.

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sen youp used Items In
the classltieds.


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Auto, Bike, Mall, Shopping
Centers, Pedestrian, Chil-
dren, Elderly
(888)733-5342.


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x1 5,8x15,10x15,
10x30,12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


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.


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
80200003.3. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
Associates Wanted
$100-$1000 Per Day Re-
turning Phone Calls. No Sell-
ing Not MLM. Call Toll Free
(877)881-7395 recorded in-
0.
LOG HOME DEALERS WANT-
ED Great Earning Potential,
Excellent Profits, Protected
Territory, Lifetime Warranty.
American Made Honest
Value. Call Daniel Boone Log
Homes (888)443-4140.

NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.




HomeOwners! BAD CREDIT
PLEASE APPLY! BK's, late
mortgage payments, Fico
scores to 475! 24-hdur ap-
provals. NO Payments until
July 1st. FL Licensed Mort-
gage Broker. Meridian Capi-
tal (800)424-0888.

Services I

fI T I

Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. *Medical, *Busi-
ness, *Paralegal, *Comput-
ers *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Com-
puter provided. Financial Aid
if qualified. Call
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neTidewaterTech.com
DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus "
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.k12.fl.us


Is Stress Ruining Your Rela-
tionships? Buy and Read
DIANETICS by L. Ron Hub-
bard Call (813)872-0722 or
send $8.00 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
pa FL 33607.






policy. Book now! Days
314)209-9800; Evenings
314)293-0610.



DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
INJURED? HURT? FRIGHT-
ENED? Call for a lawyer
Now! 24 Hours Protect your
legal Rights A-A-A ATTOR-
NEY Referral Service All Ac-
cident, Injury & Death Claims


Thursday, June 1, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700.
(863)467-5756.



ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE
"Plus Free Bonus!" 20x28
Now $4200. 25x32 $5800.
30x42 $9200. 40x62
$14,900. Extensive range of
sizes. Front end optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



INSTALLATION-- Owens Corn-
ing fiberglass R-11, 5 rolls,
$25. Or will separate.
(863)612-9233
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.
TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE,
200 amp service. Cost $700,
used 1 month. Asking $500
(863)673-1120


AVON PRODUCT- big box of
older items. $50
(863)357-6113
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
Os early 90s Exc. cond. $400
neg. 863-763-8943


SOUTHERN LAND SERVICES
of Moore Haven. Land clearing
& tree service. Licensed &
Insured 239-633-7173. Sam

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
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
ComputerVideo 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C- For Travel Trailer, Dual
Therm, '05, 120v, 1 phase,
1500 BTU Used 1/2 yr.
$425. (863)467-6868
A/C UNITS- 3 ton, Air & heat,
$350. (863)674-9907
A/C WINDOW UNITS,
1-12,000 BTU's & 1-8,000
BTU's w/remote. Both new
$400. will sep 863-675-8182
CENTRAL A/C PKG UNITS-
2.5 ton & 3 ton $700 for
both or will separate.
(863)675-8182


DRESSING TABLE.i. MIRROR
$100. (863)467-1912


AIR CONDITIONER & ELEC-
TRIC STOVE working condi-
tion, both for $175 or best
offer (863)467-8339
CHEST & UPRIGHT FREEZER-
asking $200 for both or will
sell separate (863)675-0550
ELECTRIC STOVE- Whirlpool,
Good condition. $50.
(863)467-5072
FRIDGE, ADMIRAL 18.6 cu-
bic ft., frostless/white, $75.
863-674-0874.
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Like
new condition. Beige, $125.
(863)447-2130
RANGE, AMANA Smoothe
top, self-cleaning,
black/white w/white Ken-
more range hood, $75.
863-674-0874.
REFRIGERATOR- good condi-
tion, 4yrs old, white, $200
(239)872-1213, Alva,FL
WASHER & DRYER: 6 mo's.
old. Excellent condition. $450.
(863)228-7204
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, super capacity, 3yrs
old, excellent condition $350
(239)872-1213 Alva,FL
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, white, 2 yrs old, good
condition, $1400
(863)801-3358


COCKATIELS, 1 male & 1 fe-
male. Good for breeding. $80
will separate. (863)634-8118
DACHSHUND PUPPY, 7 wks.
old. Black & Tan, Male.
$200.(863)634-5060
DOG PENS, (21, Large w/gate.
$100 or wil separate. .Call
Rick (239)410-3784 in La-
belle
MIN-PIN PUPPIES- 8wks old,
CKC reg. & they have Health
papers. $375.
(863)763-4052 or 634-8691
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $75 (863)675-4981
LaBelle area
PUPPY, Puggle, female, hon-
ey tan w/black on face, w/pa-
pers. 6 mos. Playful. House
trained. $400 (863)634-6184
TROPICAL FISH & AFRICAN
CICIHLIDS $2000. Will sep-
arate. (863)467-9621


COMPACT PRESARIO- Win.
XR with mouse & keyboard.
$95. (863)357-6303
COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $200.
(863)467-2366
LAP TOP- Compaq Armada
E500, Win XP Home Edition,
DVD Player,CD Burner, dis-
kette $550 (863)946-3769
LAP TOP- Sony, Vaio, exc
cond., Win XP Pro, DVD plyr,
CD burner, many extras
$450 neg (863)946-3769
Printer 6100 Minolta, Qus,
magicolor, $400.
(863)634-6597


BEDROOM SUITE- King sz
Black w/gray, contemporary
style. Lots of mirrors, Nice.
$800 neg. (863)634-7895
BR SUITE- Wicker, queen size,
headboard, nite stand, chest
w/mirror, $250
(863)228-4086
CHAIRS (4), Dining or game
table, nice off white fabric,
casters, swivel/tilt w/oak arms
& trim. $100 (863)357-3779
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
(863)763-8943
COUCH, Tan, Very good con-
dition. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
DINING ROOM SET, Entertain-
ment ctr & Living room set,
$650. Will separate.
(863)673-0476
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- Dark
wood, Lighted & lots of
shelves 6.5'x6.5' Like new,
$150. Neg. (863)467-7838
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756
LIVING ROOM SET, 3-piece, 2
loveseats & 1 chair. Good
condition. $400
(863)241-3273
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING &
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142
MATTRESS- King Size, $25
(863)675-0550
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Wood
arms & side. Light tan.
$150. (863)763-0582
SECTIONAL SOFA, Multi Col-
ored. $150. (863)946-0749
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $50
(863)675-7105
Table, 6 chairs & China cabi-
net $500.239-822-5955



VENITIAN BLINDS, (5), 29.5"
wide, (2) 60" wide. $25 or will
separate. (863)763-3901


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
ENGAGEMENT RING, dia-
mond, 14k, yellow gold,
1.23, $3000.
(561)985-3411


WHEELCHAIR, Power, with leg
attachment, foot plate, battery
operated w/plugin. Great cond.
$1200 neg. (863)801-6149
FLT ED TRALE-s Mil65

CAR HAULER- Hauls up to 4
cars, Needs axles. $700.
(863)357-3981
DAVID BROWN MACHINE,
$1000 or will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908
FLAT BED TRAILER- Miller,
'71, Tilt deck, Dual tandems,
Holds up to 18,000 Ibs.
$2000. (863)357-3981



FLUTE, with case. Excellent
condition. Paid $600, asking
$200 (863)635-3918 Babson
Park



ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER-
Smith Corona display dic-
tionary. Like new, $50
(863)763-7989


BICHON FRISE, Male, born
10/9/05, purebred w/papers.
Up to date on shots & tags.
$500 (863)674-1574
CHIHUAHUA, black/white,
male, fawn fern., shots cur-
rent, make offer.
(863)675-3729 M-F, 9-6
CHIHUAHUA- male, CKC reg.,
1 yr old, cocoa color, hse
broke $350 (863)634-0517
CHINCHILLA'S -2 males, 2 fe-
males. $300 for all, will sep.
(863)634-8118







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Phone: 863-946-3900 Fax: 863-946-3902





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(863) 983-6663
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RESIDENTIAL 2BR, 1BA Duplex $189K VACANT LAND
3 HR JAie Condo Bass Captal$179K Monta 1.25 acre lots avail-
e icy CBS i-Plex Unitl 4BR, &'c" forlesfm n
3BR, 1BA $168,000 2 W nit3 Fagtle2.41acres$135,000
4B ,A Ete 2BR, 1 BA 279.000 ACREAGE
$Wv +/-55 acrss$25WacGlades Co
$2 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (8) B4r+/alte
4BR, 2BA New Home $500K Bnngallofers.
4BR 2BA New Home -$1. Watercress fhn 15 acres
$345,000 MOBILE HOMES P neer Plantation
3BR, 2BA with study and 3BR/2BA Joshua Blvd
pool. New Subdivision $115,000 COMMERCXAL
$359M900 4BR 2BA Flaghole Building 2476 sq. ft on US
.1 2 I 1 'brner Lot $20).000 27 100'%IO' $550.000
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Luan B. Glenn A. Sarah A. Chalmaine A. Maribel S Sam J.
B. eWalker Smith Williams Montgomery Gonzalez Walker

al863-677-1010 863-983-3508 863-228-6867 863-697-0189 561-722-7347 863-677-1013

Why Wait To Build? Get It Now! CBS I Looking for an Exciting Business7? 1) Montura Ranch Estates Large 11-M.ULe.- QActf The Summer of '06 wll be a fun ,ime just Outside of Town' ih..t
Hon-e, I,6i1 qfr. 3bd.2tia'l car garage, Check this outZ An Established & Operating Home i acre Absolutely Perfect for your with the sparkling pool that comes home v. a :-i4 ?,, h eiui
located on Texas Ave.-Appliance package Animal Rescue Center located in Montura Lora Ifl K IrlJ l1f se on dream home. 20 Fenced Acres with this 48R, 2-oath set amidst flow- ful 1/2 acre. $154,900
included, city water and sewage. Ready to Ranch Estates, PrIpey s on 334 acres of Hacile.w .d T '. ut will w/ pond. Lots of 10 year old ering shrubs and colorful plantings in
Move In!S 165,000.00 land. Have your hoe and business all not last long at $199,900 MLS# pines w/ some oaks. Priced enviable North Side of Clewiston. With Ftaghole!!!! Oak trees, pa.ed drive
together with a 4bd/2ba Mobile Home. 200528863 below recent sales. Will Go its spacious rooms, bar area, and way, 5' fence, & pole barn on 1 acre
Sweetwater Ave. This property has Refy to move in and begin business. Call Fastl Reduced $399,900 00 oversize lot you will vacation every lot. Almost forgot the beautiful
many beautiful trees that include wi Glenn @ 677-1441 for more information. $399,900.00 day for the price of an ordinary home: remodeled mobile home! Listed a-
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake MLS#200642801 2) Moore Haven River Gardens 2 Seller Motivated & Just Reduced $169.900.00
hidden in thick trees & brush. There s an Home lots ready for your new home. 2) US 27 5 Acres $299,900
abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres $S74.9K 2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home Corner lot for $55,000, Inside Lot for Looking for the impossible? You won't want to miss out on a
wh u Oversize Living Room with Cathedral $50,000 or both for $100,000! Opportunity seldom knocks Good 01' Country Uvin' will be yours as deal like this! 2003 4bd/2ba dou-
,Wh bffW IV ings. rge open kitchen e and f$r, din- twice! 5 acres on US 27 on the owner of this 3BR 28ath set on 1.25 of blewide on 2.16 acres. PV operty fea-
e., C d i room. ae rear deck with built in 3) Ridgdlill Subdivision 2 Water Front the Palm Beach/ Hendry the prettiest acres you will ever see in tures a second mobile home, large

As Cute as a Button Adorable & In perfect 200PO ust see at $24900 Mobile Home Lots available immedi. County line. Over 937 feet on Montura Ranch Estates. There n steel building and sto age sheds.
condition! Entrance has beautiful hard- 3) Semlnole Manor 3 Bth ately!! Cleared and ready for your new US 27 for easy access priced Jacuzzi tub in master bath, and a fireplace $22500000
3)SeminoleManor3m WB athhome. Will not last long at $55,000 right for a quick sale 275K Infamily room. It's just waiting @
wood floors & fireplace. The knockdown & Mobile Home. Walking distance from home. Wll not last long a rigtor a$154900 Pioneer Plantation
paint on walls are excellent Includng and lewiston eachil Don't let this one get away! Nt 420 Union Ave. 2.5 Aos l572.9K
crown molding. Perfect kitchen & dining Clewiston High School and ew Definitely Nice, In fact 4150 Pioneer 7th St. 2.5 Ac $65K
roo d ana SElementary Schools Home has been reTrod-a 3) D nbe ia N ian a y tss 5205 Pioneer 22nd St. 5 Ac $130K
w/ c~u [tll, ~I [ vor eled rofls nl er od p Riviera St. Reduced for Quick Salel! 7 Lots Available. Newb lr u
m r ns e tt i ng.of 7400tSaMretl oat n.4ConstructioninrowingArea. Mr r r tha The Best 1.41 acre lake front lot in
Are you a hobbyIt ee a o sehi. 4Inhu ot Produ~dng0 iH hhanddr ot Build Your Dream Home Herel value at $39.9K Montura 10S Pinelake Ave. Call for
lboatinx i yCeist n t one oytel o PaSingat rom rerng c l dd tnl ) New Usting. 3 Bedroom/ 1 Bath Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on showing $77,900.00
a Ciigationfrombrderi canal. Addi Mobile home on a corner lot with over thepond @$62K The Great Escape Off a country lane
locations in Ctewiston on Royal Palm Av. a e available. Call Glenn 0 (863) 677- Mobile home on a corner lot with over
Please note the brand new roof will be 44 0,Iao tI acre of land. A new Metal roof-over, Thatcher Blvd., near the river in Montura Ranch Estates on 1.25 Now must be the time to buy your
installed within the next 30 days so make appMust see to Appreciatell MLS # @68,000.00 acres sits a doublewide mobile home the tie to buy our
this your top priority to see today S)Lake Vlew! 3 br/2 ba mobile home ('05 200642005 Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8 onba corner lot with 4bedrooms 2 MonturaaTract. I list, show and sell
$164,900.00 Fleetwood)inoSunshinebake/Estates.0x015bThatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8 th, There's a jacuzzi tub in master them. Call for information or an
WhyBuyOld4WhenrounCanrGet ? e wdin Ssine h elake .sae n $58,500.00 each bath and a fireplace in family room. It appointment.
Why Buy Old When You Can Get New?4 sren p tea, n Montura Ranch Several 1.25 acre Tlvd,,otsI1 or 12,
available 3BR/28A, I car garage located kitchen with Ire anWd breakfast bar, 6) Montura Ranch Several 1.25 acre Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12, can be your family's haven for just S Acres in Pioneer w/ steel building
on Texas Ave., Harlem Subdivision 1673 Mustsee@$200630432 parcels ready for your new home. Iam @60K $152,000 $215,000.00
sq. ft. Special Loan package. Lutz Builders 6)7MustSeel eautiful2 BABrickhome able to help with the entire home L.Mgntur. i Rannch Estates
6 on acelk od,_building process. Call for details. 125 N. Kennel-Reduced $39,995 Why Pay high space rents when you New Listing and it is n as
New 735 S. Palm- $49,000.00 dcan owbel I l l bah r, ,,n." '.'
Tant lure Need a. Saturday or Sunday 530o Shetaand $52,500.00 carporl v Lif Ai
Tan n appointment 770 S. Shetland $44,900.00 sut ISud 5 nLI n as a for show ng,
Ioor MLS2006402 Call me @ 228-6867.. i90 o0.rsow

Cathy S. Ashley Enrique Jerry W. Charles
Garcia P. Wood Acosta Smith H. Kehm
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Very spacious 2001 manufactured Hidden Tranquilityl This Montura Just Reducedl 38D/2BA Nice Montwra Ranch 1E,4ltes Want to Own a Business? Check '' m
home on the lake, has all the room you home is a must see for the nature Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C, 2.5 Acres in Montura $85K this Outd Established commer-
are looking for. This 3bd 2ba home has lover seeking peace and quiet. Horseshoe Ac. @ $139.9k 2.5 Acres in Montura $90K cial upholstery business and
several walk-in closets and avery large liv- Beautiful lot filled with fruit trees is Don't Let This One Slip Away! 5 Acres in Pioneer $179 9K property $250K
ing/dining area. This home is being fenced and ready for your enjoy- 2bd/tba on huge lots in S Acres n Pioneer $1 79.9Kprey 2
ffered at $124,900. ment. Offered at $139,900.00CallHorseshoe Acres Bring all offers. 25 acres in Montura fenced Own a Pieceof Paradise
Today! Seller Motivated $165K $92.5K Beautiful building lot/invest-
Oak Trees Line The Driveway! 3bd/2ba New Listbn! Montua Ranch Bring the kids & dog! This is a b $499K reduced for LQuicka
MH w/ full open deck on front to sit in you What a Deall 2bd/2ba MH w/ extra Estate 2bdt II.|lle Home. lot. 3bd/2ba brick home, pool & $Sal e duce fo Quik -
rocker Home sits on acre of land n lot, included In Purchase Prce* Located on ery clean, fenced $319,000.00 Sale
FlagholeHomehas tile& hardwood floors Partially furnished & squeaky clean Fenced.whe ou can Wo, incNewDevelopmen Call me for New Listing! 3bd/2ba CBS 775 County Rd.
throughout. Recently remodeled, in again to $11r9,900. Long! $1 07.7K sky valley lots. oh. a
backard. Get your hands on this beauty Looking for Land? Lok No Further Got Land? Looking for develop- 5 wooded acres in Pioneer well
ment land? 28 acs. in LaBelle Plant .I __ng hOrn
for S162,500 50+ acres located In Highlands Co. Ranchettesl Priced to sell fast @ $t490itt
Cn Call for details $34K per acre Ready to move int 3bd/2ba manu- Residential Listing on exclu- Beautiful two story home with
Come See This Little Piece Of Heaven in Checl1 t ft- y n MRE Need Some Space? Spacious fractured home in Moore haven sive Ridgewood Ave. 3bd/2ba spiral staircase and wood
The Country! CBS House on 5 acres in on .11.1,ed w/ 4bd/2ba doublewide MH in $79.9K on half an acre. Possible floors. Big backyard with boat
Flaghole 3 bedrooms and 2 baths beau llisrEIlp Montura. Split floor plan, living
screened Lanai, 960 sq.ft garage, loaded clous I l Iiflace is room, family room, too many 30 Acres of pasture and woods owner financing available, access to the Gulf and direct
with Oak trees $415,000 immaculate! '108 50 00 extras! Hurry, won't last! $755K Contact me for details & show- access to Lake Okeec hobee.
with Oak trees $415,000 Motivated Seller! Only $159K New Listing! Moore Haven ing. Home on one acre among oak
Gone Countryl 2bd/lba CBS home with a livingg on the outside and nothing Looking for a weekend get away 3bd/2ba, CBS house $220,000.00 Back On The Market! 3 bed- hammocks. Kitchen feature
large family room on a very nice corner lot but city on the inside This 1984 3/ or starter home? 2bd/2ba single 995 Homs of roo n granite counter tops. Property
available on W. Obispo. The roof Is brand Fleetwood DWMH has been cont- wide MH in Montura RanchEstates New Listing! 995 Homrs of room 1 acon granite counter tops. Property


tondiMi UJ fan ask for morel A great home at a Includes garden tub w/ separate Call me for vacant & breakfast.
Sffpetey renovated you'll p think fenced and on pavedroad haOny land. Lots or acreage. e$575, a000.
being offered for 132500 for you've apped foontmentll canal $124900.06 Breakfast. Detached workshop
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V6, auto, good shape, needs NOTICEBUDGETHEARING ISTONISLACONSERVANCDISTRICT
transmission, $300. Call NOTICE BUDGET HEARING
(239) 657-4348. Notice Is hereby given that In accordance with Chapter 75-383, Florida Acts of w
1975, the Board of Directors of Ritta Drainage District has caused to be prepared Notice Is hlereby given that In accordance with Chapter 75-363, Florida Acts of
a budget of the cost of maintaining and operating all of the work and Improve- 1975, the Board of Directrs of Dlsston Island Conservancy District has caused to
m ns a thte Dstrict or the period beginning October 1, 2006 and ending Sep- be prepared a budget of the cost of maintaining and operatng all of the work and
member 30,2007; the same maybe examine at United Sates Sugar Corporation mprveentsofth Dstrict for the peod begnnngctober 1,206 and ending
Steve Stiles Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The Di- September 30, 2007; the same maybe examined at United States Sugar Corpora-
AUTO WANTED: rectors of Ritta Drainage District will meet at United States Sugar Corporation, lion, Jason Langdale Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewston, Florda. The Di-
AUteve Stiles Office 202 W. US Highway 27, Clewiston Floria 33440 on June rectors o Disston Island Conservancy District will meet at United States Sugar
Looking to buy Antique Car/ 13, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. for the purpose of headng objections and complaints with Corporation, Jason Langdale Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewlston, Flonda
Convertible / Truck. Please call respect to said budget. on June 13, 2006 at 10:00 A.M., for the purpose ofearing objecions and com-
(954)561-2776 BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOANOFI T
R &ITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SSTEVE STILES CHAIRMAN DISTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
STEr SWThlLeE,,lHA N SERMON E. OYESS, III, CHAIRMAN


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or best offer, can be seen at FORGLADESCOUNTY, FLORIDA FLORIDA,INANDFORHENDRY
E & E Automotive, 3585 N 5005CIVILACTION COUNTY, FLORIDA
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DRIVE ON RAMP-youDIVISION CASE NO: 2006-274 DRtLHartck
Limited.ve and haul $125 $25lesy 00 INTHECIRCU NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENpursuantoa Reiencenknown
467-432(863)673-51798DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST INRE:THEMREBY NOTARRIAGEOF
Parts/(863)673-5179 COMPANY, MICHAEL HARTWICK,
-AS TRUSTEE, Ptoneneoar/Husband
BEDLINER for full size Ford P N P tce 505 Plainfiff and
B N o Se rINGA0 vs.ELIZABETH LEE HARTWICK
Pick up Truck, excel. $100Stat P JUANAMARIAGARCIA, 1510,at, Pla le Glafff/W de, FL 33430, and fle
end damage. $400 or best offer (863)763-6747ER Legal NoeNS 5500 DefHAVIN Cendant(s) AMEN TICEOF SUIT
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must' W... NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE TO: Elzabeth LeeHartmwck
remove and haul $125 leads you INTHE CIRCUITCOURT FOR NOTICE IS HEREBY GWEN psaanttaa ReeldenceUnknown
Offer. (863)697-3008 GLDEMANDS COUAAINST FLORI Final Judgment of Mortage Forclo- YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED hat relief dl-
PROBATE DIVISION sure dated May 09F 200 and entered Aed in the r eution.
FRONT BUMPER GUARD, eprdus18" X Ile NA : 20CP-4 in Case NoTH 05-CA-295 the Circu ti r Dssoluon Marriage has
1/2Courtof the TWENTIETH Judicial C- been fled against you and you are re-
Chrome, as/lightguards $70fo0.rke IN RE: ESTATE OF cul in and for GLADES CountyFlorida qured to serve a copy of your written
'98 Chevy Tahoe & more, RETAJANEJOHNSON wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL defenses, If any, to It on Thomas
25 neg. (863)6750705AKA RITA JANE JOHNSON TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, Is Montgomery, Esquire, Attomny for Pe-
$1 -3865 deceased, File Number 2006CP40 he and all of Lotsioner whose address is .Otl. Box
P T ON L 4 OPlaintiff and JUANA MARIA GARCIA; 1510, Belle Glade, FL 33430, and file
PONTIAC BONIVILLE- '94, NOTICE TO CREDITORS MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTA the original with the Clerk of the
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neg9(86r)e97-03 th Namte Address Court on May 10,2006 TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
,aned in the estate o Rota Jane John- described property as set forth In saId certain automatic disclosure to decu-
truck, asking $700. son a/k/a/ Rita Jane Johnson, FlnalJudgment: ments and Information. Failure to
TONNEAUdeceased, File Number 2006CP40, The West halLot, and alDUAL AXLE TRAILER-14X7, SandaAHamn Clekoftscom can resultanctions, In-
(863)697-3865 bylthe Circuit Court for Glades County, 7and 8 Block 14, City oh Mesre eIuIng dismissal or striking of
RIMS (4) 16" Alum., w/covuper 4 sidesForida Probate 0 ivisionerBeac the adpt res Haven, as described n the revised pleeds.
of which Is Post Office Box 10, Moore map of Moore Haven, according lthe WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
fo '99 and up Ford, 8 ra heavy duty, elec brake Haven, Ft.LauderdaF33471; that the dece- maporDeputyerreconAp 2006
$75.(863)63 3-621666 dents date d$1600(863)234-1230 MchaeleneaydoBookn 25, Book 3 ,4916 Page 72, f the Pblic
2005; that the total value of the esae Records of Desoto County, Florida, CLERK OF THE COURT
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. F- is less than $75,000 and that the nowknownasGledesountyFlsrida, By:S.Hammond
nesan addresses oh those to NK/A 370 Avenue 0, Moore Haven, FLOEPUTY CLERK
berglass, Fits '01-03 Dodge whom It has been assigned by such 33471 133504 CGS5/11,18,25;6/1/06
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $500 Tosrder are: WITNESS MAY HAND andlthe seal of this
neg. (863)697-0328MISSION, Heavy Duty, PMName AddT TRAICR orton May 1,2006. IN THE 6CIRCUIT COURT OF THE


IDblmeAddluteSier TET IL lTA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass, DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 14X7, Sandra A. Hamit Joe Flint AND FOR HENDORY COUNTY, FLORIDA
fi)tONNEA200 1 2-0 ( -Ferg s U A T 4a ilto n CterkToftheCircuitCourt CIVILACTION
fit ds 2001-03 F50 Super x 7fla4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex- 1350RiverBeachDrvest Apt.509 By:Jennof th dcdnt 425WestTierBevisdad Avenue
Crew. Asking $450 neg. tra heavy duty, ele brakes F Lauderdale, FL33315ims or deeptyClerk MCOTICE OF ACTIMORTAGECORPORATIONn, FLF33440



(863)467-8041 hand (863) 23-2 5l mans agaInst theee of the dece- DISSOLUTION ORPORATION OF
(3 2 $700 neg (863)24697-9704 d ent other than those for whom CURRENT ADDRESS:NKNOWN
6412 N.W. 2nd Place Plawinti
TRANSMISSION, Heavy Duty, EQUIPMENT TRAILER 20'- Miami,Floida33150 cou INTHE CIRCUITCOURTOFTHE 3471 CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDE-12-CA
heeler0 spd Spic, der. $ ITHINTWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AN ND OBIES. PINST THE HA, EREINt a
Recently rebuilt. Only $850. 2 axles $2200 or best offer 1501 PInecrestCircleA
(863)673-5852/612-5413 (863)697-9704 Jupiter, Hodda 33458 Tiffany Hall, NOTICE OF ACTION
Pal otner
VOLVO GLE 740 185- body (863)467-0981ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI- Lesl FIED that Wean, TO:n ha OBIES.PINEDA
good, engine needs wiring,ttle SINGLE AXLE TRLR- with a 9 FIED THAT: Respondefenses, if any, to t on T LASTKNOWN ADDN INTERESS:
$14parts only $300 firm142 flat bed truck body oTWITHSTANDINGit All creditNY OTHERors of the estate of those addresshe decedent 425 WeS, HETrimRS, DEdAvenue
hand winch, 2 5/16 bal. BLE TIME Persons having claIms (ROr de- NOTICEOFACTION FOR ClewAIston, F3344
(863)46FORD F57-8041, Runs good, HEV A VA 1 s against theestate of t he df ce- DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
best ffer. (863)357-0223 $700 negreat. Runs a little rough. As dent their than those Notice yr whom CURRENTADDRESS:UNKNOWN
provision for full payment was made in TO: Leslie K. Webb
Tr I TRAILER, For motorcycle or 4 the Order of Summary Administration 215 PineCrest Avenue ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
must file their claims with this court MooreHaven, FL33471 CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
wheeler, lowrider. $300 WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4 (863)467-0981 FORTH IN SECTION 733702 OF THE YOU ARE NOTIFIED that n action has INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
4FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. been lad sgalnut y a nd that yo are NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
FORD F50 86, 7K 454 engine CHEVY VAN87-cold ar, ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO required to all oa apy yourments WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
tires. Just needs a little TLC.I FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. ten defenses. I t any, to thn Tiffany MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
o n eg (863)675-6142 NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI- Hal whose adrs s is 500 WC Owens ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR OTHER
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM (P.O3315 Bo 880, Clewiston, F LOT 33440) C K 448 GENERAL PLANIMANTS
FORD F150 89, Runs good, CHEVY ASTR VAN 1993, PILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MRE AF- on or before, and file the ocu CLEWISTONriginal with
FORD F50'91, With Reading VAN TV VCR P Sta TER THE lodaBar CEDENTS DATE OF he clerk of this Coep urt, bheleofore service LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
needs body work. $900 or 165K ms., FM/CD. Looks DEATHISBARRED.M n fficetnorimmedtey thereafter NLUSVE, OF THE PUBL
best offer. (863)357-0223 great. Runs a little rough. Ask- The date of fir2280stublicaton of this Notice youall to do so, a dealt ma be CURRENTADDESS: UNKNOWN
after 6neg.m. (863)674-0416 coing $1800 (863)467-1000 is May 25th, 2006. entered against you for the FLORde- IDA.
minded Inpanelthe clerks office YOU ARE NOTIFIED that's n action to
) (863605-3831 NOTICEOF REGULAR MEEn Giving Notice: first eubcalone am any, on the ollowarriang
FORD F250 '86, 454 engine CHEVY VAN' 87- cold air, new SanCHEULraA. amiF WARn CopING:es ofRule all 12.285,t dFlorida Facumentiln thisCods & SpertyawlarskInHEN PlaiCountyiffs attor-ida:
only 3 years old. A/C & d. tires, $790 863673-0782 1350BARiverBeacISORSive, Ap09 cLaw Rules of Prcedure, rrder, are valuable Corae
Great work truck, good condi- or (863)6740837top Van, 9, VFL Luderdale; Florida33315 at the Clerain a the C disclo urte of docu- LOT 7, BLOCK 44 GENERAL PLAN OF
tion. $3000 (863)357-3313 At6orney for Personal Representative: floe. You may review these docu- CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED
SOfa bed, t pkg., 178k WATERCONTROLyISTRICT ments aupond Inreqmaueston. SEPTEMBER 7, 137 ACCORDING TO
DODGE 1992 CONVERSION Atto comrneytorly can Percent r THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
FORD F250XPLORER 91, With Reading You are hereb notiied that the reguoar11615 Y ust keep the Cerka of the CIrcf PLAT toOKey2, PAG 71 THROUGH
utility bed. Rebumotor, as is/C. Captains Seats, A/C. Good PAVESE LAWFIRM CourtoffiBoardofSupervisorsof plnotifiedofeadingr current 78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
uitb.o P.O.ODrawer2280address. (You.amayfile NoOe of Cur- RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
$3500 neg. (863)674-0416 cond. $2400 (63)634-854 461 S.Main Street ric ent Address, Flrda Supreme Court FLORIDA.
F LaBelle, FL 33975 Approved Family Law Form 12.915.).
FORD RANGER L 88, FORD VAN 1EROSTAR94- ne$35eds wll be held on THE THIRD FRID Futurepapersn thla wie has been iledgaint you and yo u are







763-5578 &FRD R TA '9407 EACH MONTH AT 10:15 A.M. at the CLERKOF THE CIRCUIT COURT This n be published once each7
136424 CGS5/5;6/1/0 maedto the ddre n located at 46record at required to serve a coyweeksof your whet-
JEEP 95, (863)763-674yl., 5 peed. 8" anels, $1500 theerreetaBelle. ten defenses within days tterws.the
(863)605-3831 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETINGS Wfi odls & Stawlarsio Plaintif's eattor-
iftBOARD OF SUPERVISORS Law Rles of ,000 PLYMPrcedre, requresida WITNESS my hand ands 11 Coth
und wench tow ba Ford ERHSEghtop Van, '89Mini V8, OFGERERGROVES certain automatic disc re of docu- Lak Drive, Suite 30, Tdayofay,2orid
ssofa bed, tow pkg, 178k WATERCONTROLDISTRICT ments and Information. Failure to 33634, and tile the riaio l with this
FORD EXPLORER 1993, Red, miles, $2000. LaBelle Area. comYly can result In sanctone, In- Court either before servJce on Plan-



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Runs good. Cold A/C. (863)675-4970TIv.msg. mengoheBoardaoftSupervisorsof pleadings otherwiseoadefautwilltbeen termed
$2500. 863-634-0512 or Gerber Groves Water Control Disbict-. against you for the relief demanded in
$250 86FORD8VAN 1500- $350. will be held on THE THIRD FRIDAY OF DATED:5/5/06 theComplalntorpeition.
763-5578 (863)674-9907 EACH MONTH AT 10:15 A.M. at the CLERKOFTHE CIRCUIT COURT This notice shall be published once each
Barron Public Library located at 461 BY: Deputy Clmrk week for two consecutive.weeks in the
JEEP '95, 4 cyl., 5 speed. 8" North Main Street,'LaBelle, Florida, 134840CN 5/18,25;6/1,8/06 ClewistonNews.
lift kit, custom bumpers. 8,000 PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAG- HendryCounty, Florida .WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
pound wench, tow bar, ER SE 1996,7 Pass. Mini Van. GERBERGROVES Court on this 17th day of May, 2006.
38.5x1 2.5 swamper buggers, 114K. New tires. Very ood WATERCONTROLDISTRICT B those Il" arbara S.Buffer
488 gears. This Jeep will go cond. FM/Cass. A/C, P/W, V6, Is dohli Yo u It's thin ClerkoftheCourt
anywhere. Asking $7500 C/C, Tilt. Silver w/grey int. By: Bruce E. Beer to look Iop a hoha in By:A.Holsbeke
(863)763-3221 $3450. (863)675-4212 137828 CGS 6/1/2006 secretary,136553CN6/25;6/1106 As Deputy Clerk


lo 0 1 oedRU, b u Clewiston, FL 33440.
The Items are believed to be house-
hold and miscellaneous items and will
be sold to the highest bidder for cash
at the above address on June 2, 2006,
at 11:00 a.m, along with the advertis-
ing costs In the amount of $363.80
plus $39.68. We reserve the right to
refuse any and all bids.
136298 CN 5/25;6/1/06
PUBIC NOTICE
City of Pahokee will sell a 2002 Crown
Victoria (2FAFP71W72X128182) by
sealed bid. The vehicle has 73K miles
and Is sold 'as is". Vehicle may be
viewed at Pahokee City Hall parking
area, from 9 AM to 12 noon ONLY. No
phone calls, please. Bids are due by
June 9, 2006 by 12:00 PM and will be
opened at 1 PM In Chambers at City
Hall. Buyer does not need to be
present. Winning bidder must make
full payment by June 16, 2006 or the
vehicle will be awarded-to the next
highest bidder. Mall bid to: City Clerk,
Attn: Sealed Bid/Police Vehicle, 171
North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL
33476.
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Question: Dear Doc Savvy. It
seems to be getting hot again!
When do we have to start to pre-
"" -" pare and be concerned about
heat stroke for our pets?
S- Thanks Doc, Buddy in La
Belle.
Answer: Hello Buddy! All the
time is the right time to be con-
Scerned with heat stroke! And
yes! Summer is the time where
we really need to be careful. If
-~ you are keeping your dogs out-
side, you MUST provide ample
shade, water and ventilation.
Never chain up your dog during
the day. Not only is it against the
law, but it is potentially harmful
to your dog. They nmay not be
Sable to get out of the heat, or
they may not be able to get away
*from a predator. If you keep your
dog outside in a pen, then again
0* 0l make sure they have the same
shade, water and ventilation
requirements. NEVER under any
*. circumstances leave your dog in
a closed up vehicle, not even for
|e s a minute!
| ers At my practice, I see several
Am preventable cases of heat stroke
each year. It can be a very horri-
ble suffering for your pet which
j can result in permanent brain
damage or even death. The Flori-
da summer heat is a very serious
thing. I have even seen heat
stroke cases resulting being
closed up in the house without
*ample a/c. It's very important to
keep your pets just as comfort-
able as we would have it for our-
selves.
Hope that helps Buddy. Take
care, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
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weekly in The Pet Corner.


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STATE OF FLORIDA NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIEN AND PROPOSED SALE OF MOTORVEHICLE
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Date: 05/24/06
DISTRICT ONE
Barltow, Florida TO: REGISTERED OWNER LIENHOLOER
May 16, 2006 Gordon B. Sims George Sandiford
Advertisement No. 1 11114 Pine Valley DriOnve 724 N.W. Ave. L.
Wellington, FL 33414 Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
CONSTRUCTIONANDMAINTENANCEPROGRAMSNAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ANY OTHER PERSONS, INCLUDING ANY OTHER
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta- LIENHOLERS OR PERSONS LEAVING MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND NOT
aion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Barlow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until THE OWNER CLAIMING INTEREST IN VEHICLE:
2:00 PM. (Barlow Local Time) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 and will be opened HSBC Aulto Finance, 941 Corporate CenlerDr.,Pomonla,CA9176B
and publicly read atoud i the Mlt Puarpose Conerence Room. Bidders may ob-
tain reliminary bid results at tas/www dot state H us/cc-admin/ Click on "Let- LIENOR (REPAIR SHOP) DESCRIPTION OF MOTOR VEHICLE
lnO Resulls" andD01. Fix--RightAuto/DiesalRepar '99 Ford VIN FTZX1727XNA68616
714 N.W. Ave. I. Location of Vehicle: 714 N.W. Ave. L
---....-NOTE--- Belle Glade, FL 33430 South Bay, Florida 33493
561-996-8488
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING EACH OF YOU IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED LIENOR CLAIMS A
IT TO (863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT LIEN PURSUANT TO SECTION 713.585, FLORIDA STATUTES ON THE ABOVE DE-
WWWDOTSTATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1 SCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE CHARGES ACCRUED IN
THE AMOUNT OF $5,416.50. THESE STORAGE CHARGES WILL CONTINUE TO
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra- ACCRUE AT THE RATE OF $20.00 PER DAY.
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway, ariw, Florida 33830, r P o 14, Barow, THE LIEN CLAIMED BY THE ABOVE NAMED LIENOR IS SUBJECT TO ENFORCE-
Forida 33831, Phone: (863519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the MENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 713.586, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND UNLESS
State oflorida Departent 0 Transportation. No relund will be made. SAID MOTOR VEHICLE IS REDEEMED FROM THE SAID ULIENOR BY PAYMENT AS
ALLOWED BY LAW, THE ABOVE DESCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD TO
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be SATISFY THE LIEN. IF THE MOTOR VEHICLE IS NOT REDEEMED AND REMAINS
issued after 2:00 RP.M. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, June 14 2006. Plan UNCLAIMED OR CHARGES FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE REMAIN UNPAID, THE
holderslistwillnot be ssuedafter5:00pmen Friday, June9,2006. VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD AFTER 60 DAYS FREE OF ALL PRIOR LIENS WHAT-
SOEVER, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY COURT ORDER. THE ABOVE DES-
(CONTRACT NO. E1F52) COUNTY CHARLOTTE: (DS FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT IGNATED LIENOR PROPOSES TO SELL THE MOTOR VEHICLE AS FOLLOWS.
NO 420578-1-52-01 Improvements consist of widening, signing and pavement
marking on State Road 35 (US17) from a point of Shell Creek Court northerly PUBLIC AUCTION TO BE HELD AT 349 N.W. 16th, #108 Belle Glade, FL 33440
0.075 miles to a point north of Shell Creek Court. (Approx 60 Calendar Days). COMMENCING AT 8:00am ON THE 19th DAY OF JUNE, 2006.
(Flexible Start Time 100 days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Alan Autry,
(863) 519-2228 alan autry(ardt state fH us BUDGET AMOUNT $172,806.00. STATEMENT OF OWNER RIGHTS
(CONTRACT NO. E1F63-RO) COUNTY Okeechobee: D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO- NOTICETHAT HAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE. OR ANY PERSON CLAIMING
JECT NO 420906-1-72-01 Work consists of Roadde Mowing and Liter Reo- INTEREST IN OR LIEN THEREON HAS A RIGHT TO A HEARING AT ANY TIME
at, )Apprl o 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Garl Burnett, PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DATE OF SALE BY FLUNG A DEMAND FOR A HEAR-
(053) $6-6514 gary burneft~dot state f us BUDGET AMOUNTA$160,00.00. ING WITH THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE
MOTOR VEHICLE IS HELD BY THE LIENOR AND BY MAILING COPIES OF THE DE-
(CONTRACT NO. E1F64-RO) COUNTY Sarasota and Manatee: (0 FUNDS): FINAN- MAND FOR HEARING TO ALL OTHER OWNERS AND LIENORS AS REFLECTED IN
CIAL PROJECT NO 414925-1-72-01 & 414926-1-72-01 Work consists of Edging THE NOTICE.
and SweepIngon the Pdmary System. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PRO-
JECT MANAGER: Art Hall (941) 359-7312 NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE HAS A RIGHT TO RECOVER
arthurhallldat state flus BUDGET AMOUNT $235,000.00. POSSESSION OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT INSTITUTING JUDICIAL PRO-
CEEDINGS BY POSTING A BOND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
(CONTRACT NO. E1F65-RO) COUNTY Glades and Hendry: (0 FUNDS): FINANCIAL FLORIDA STATUTE 559.917.
PROJECT NO 414901-1-72-01 & 414902-1-72-01 Work consists of Maintaining
Stale Hilhway LightIn System. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT NOTICE THAT ANY PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE RE-
MANAGR: JhnAndersn, (8 674-4027 john oandNorso dt state fI us MINING AFTER PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE AND OWN-
BUDGETAMOUNT $40,000.00. ING TO THE UENOR WILL BE DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR DISPOSITION UPON COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
Cheryl L. Sanchlous (6) OF FLORIDA STATUTE 713.585.
135464 lONCGSI5/25;6//06r NOTE: THE 60 DAY TIME FRAME THAT THE MOTOR VEHICLE MUST BE HELD
146ODOES NOT INCLUDE THE DAY THE WORK WAS COMPLETED OR THE DAY OF
SALE. THE NEWSPAPER AD MUST BE PLACED 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHED-
NOTICEOFSALE ULED DATE OF SALE, BUT THE 15 DAYS DO NOT INCLUDE THE DATE NOTICE
TO: Alexis Perez WAS PLACED IN THE NEWSPAPER OR THE DATE OF SALE.
1308 Shannon Lane Shop from a gift catalog George Sandiford, Lienor
Clewiston, FL 33440 137486 CGS 6/1/06
You are hereby notified that the proper that's updated regular: 137486GS6/1/06
stored by you with Randy oyle the ClassifledS.
Rena Btisseft, Unit #15 located at
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