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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: June 29, 2006
Publication Date: 1928-
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Service award
nominations soug
The City of Clewiston City
Commission is seeking nomi-
nations for the annual Out-
standing Community Service
Award. If you wish to nominate
someone who dveerves recog-
nition for their outstanding
community service in the
Clewiston area, please obtain a
nomination form from Iva
Pittman at City Hall, 115 West
Ventura Avenue, Clewiston,
Fla. 33440, or go to the City's
website, www.clewiston-fl.gov
and download the form. The
City Commissioners will recog-
nize the honoree at the Clewis-
ton Chamber of Commerce's
annual dinner in September.
Nominations must be received
by July 28, 2006.

Guardian Ad
Litem volunteers
Are you flexible, open-
minded and interested in
advocating for a child? Only
60 percent of Lee, Collier,
Charlotte, Glades and Hendry
county children taken from
their homes due to allega-
tipns of abuse or neglect have
a volunteer Guardian ad
Litem (GAL) to protect their
interests., A GAL volunteer
has the opportunity to be a
champion for an abused,
neglected or abandoned
child in court and within the
community, strongly support-
ed by program staff.,
New Guardian ad Litem
training begins Saturday, July
15, in Fort Myers.
For.information, to apply,
or to ask how your business
or organization can help, call
Jackie, at 239-533-1425 dr
866-341-1GAL .

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

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Revisiting sex offender issue


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON After receiv-
ing legal input on a proposed
measure to limit the areas where
sexual offenders and sexual
predators can live in the city, the
commission voted against insti-
tuting an ordinance that would
have kept convicted sex crimi-
nals at least 2,500 feet away from
children.
Instead, the city commission-
ers seemed to favor reviewing


the state-regulated policy that
keeps sexual offenders at least
1,000 feet away from areas
where children gather. Discus-
sion on the topic came up during
the May 19 city, commission
meeting in Clewiston.
Even.while many municipali-
. ties in South Florida have voted
to institute the 2,500-foot limit,
Palm Beach County being one of
the latest to approve the increase,
the city of Clewiston decided
against the number. City Manag-


er Wendell Johnson himself told
commissioners that approxi-
mately one-third of all Florida
cities have adopted the ordi-
nance, or one similar.
* The commission, 'though,
after input from its city attorney,
voted down the 2,500 proposal
and urged staff to look at simply
implementing the state's sex
offender residency requirements.
The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office had strongly supported the
adoption of the ordinance, which


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would have essentially eliminat-
ed the majority of the areas inside
the city to any future sexual
offenders wishing to move here.
The radius would have started
anywhere that children gather,
including public schools,
libraries, day care centers, play-
grounds, but would also include
other areas where kids frequent.
The language in the proposed
ordinance would not have affect-
ed sexual offenders currently liv-'
ing inside the city, only new resi-


dents convicted of a sexual
crime.
Even at 1,000 feet, some offi-
cials argued, there are not a lot of
places for them to live. Consider-
ing the city's small boundaries,
the original proposal would have
been too restrictive," some mem-
bers of the board said.
It is expected that the com-
mission will once again discuss
the issue at a future meeting after
See City Page 12


Outstanding



service to be



recognized


By Nicole Curry
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON-Every day
Clewiston citizens volunteer
their time and effort to those in
need.
The volunteers want to make
a compassionate difference in
the lives of others and some-
times do so without public
recognition.
The Outstanding Service
Award, an annual award given
by the Clewiston City Commis-
-sion, honors those who have
given their time, efforts, and tal-
ents to others.
Once again, the city is seek-
ing nominations for the Out-


standing Service Award to honor
an individual in the city who has
made a constant commitment
to volunteer service.
The Outstanding Service
Award was first presented to
Beryl Bowden in 1965. Other
winners honored include Alber-
to "Al" Morrell, the late Jean
Anderson, and Joseph C. White-
head. The 2005 winner was M.
Franklyn Jones.
This prestigious award is
bestowed on a person in the
Clewiston.r.reaJhat.hlias.-.gorne
above and beyond the call of
duty. This award is granted to
See Award Page 12


Class of '76



holds 30-year



reunion events


By Nicole Curry
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON We all
remember the 1970s: back
when disco was popular and
Judy Vann was a teacher. Those
were the good days. Clewiston
High School's class of 1976 also
remembers these years.
The class of .1976 was a
class of firsts.
They were the first class to
have a beginner band, have' a
yearbook in color, and have


100 band members marching.
This was the first class to gradu-
ate on Cane Field. They were
the first and only class to have
six valedictorians. They were
also the first to graduate in the
colors of the nation, red, white
and blue.
After high school many
chose to leave their small town
. and experience life around the
nation. From Virginia to New
Mexico to Tampa 'and Cape
See Reunion Page 12


Long-time Clewiston


Resident turns 102


By Nicole Curry
Clewiston News
LABELLE Turning 100 is
a great milestone for anyone to
reach; but when you begin to
get older, each birthday is a
remarkable highlight in your
life. Willie Edmonds, resident
of Clewiston, Florida, is turning
102.
Mr. Edmonds was born in
Georgia on July 5, 1904. He
migrated to Clewiston in the
early 1930s.
Sitting in a wheelchair at the
Oakbrook nursing home in
LaBelle, Mr.. Edmonds gladly
-recounts the events in his life
with a smile on his face, and is
still happy to engage a casual
listener in a conversation.
Even as the new kid in
town, Edmonds did not find
.that the people of Clewiston
were rude.


"The people were/friendly
and helped with anything they
could," Edmonds recalled.
Coming to a small town
after the Stock Market Crash of
.1929 was hard for Mr.
Edmonds; but he persevered
and started his life in Clewis-
ton. He bought a small house
and began 'working for U.S.
Sugar.
Mr. Edmonds has seen
many wars during his time;
However, each time he could
not be drafted, by his own
account, because he was
either too old or too young to
join.
He came close once.
He was chosen for selective
service. During a medical
examination, he was, told he
was not eligible for the draft
because, once again, he was
See Life Page 12


INI/Nicole Curry
Willie Edmonds has led a long, happy life. On the eve of turning 102, Mr. Edmonds remem-
bers his life.


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Kelley-Rubio
Dani Kelley and Hector Rubio
were united in marriage on Satur-
day, June 24 in Miami.
Maid of honor was the bride's


sister, Jamie Kelley and best man
was Robert Flynn.
The couple will be making
their home in Miami.
Da'ni Kelley is the daughter of
Angie Kelley from Clewiston.


Kristina Marie Shields and Travis Michael Reaves


Shields-Reaves
Kristi Shields and Travis Reaves
announce their engagement to be
married.
The bride-to-be is the daughter
of Robbie and Tammy Shields, and
the sister of Tracy and Kevin
Shields, all of Lake Wales.
Kristi graduated from Lake
Wales High School in 2002 as co-
salutatorian of her class. She will
graduate from the University of
Florida later this year, after comple-
tion of her internship at Lake Wales
Medical Center, with a Bachelor of
Science in Exercise and Sports Sci-
ences.
The groom-to-be is the son of
Ken Reaves and Diane Reaves, and
brother of Trina Reaves of Winter


Haven.
Travis graduated from Clewis-
ton High School'in 2002 as valedic-
torian of his class, and from the
University of Florida in May 2006
with a Bachelor of Science in Busi-
ness Administration, Economics,
Magna Cum Laude.
The couple will reside in New
York City while Travis is employed
through 'Teach for America'.
Travis has a private pilot's
license and is working towards his
commercial license. He proposed
to Kristi while flying over an open
farm field near Gainesville, earlier
prepared with the message, "Will
You Marry Me?" in large red letters.
The couple will be married at
First Baptist Church of Lake Wales
at3 p.m. onAug. 12, 2006


Sams-Hatton
Sharon Sams and Robert Hat-
ton were united in marriage on Sat-
urday, June 3,2006 in Crystal River.
The bride was given away by
her father, Burt Sams. The ceremo-
ny was performed by the groom's
mother, Jo Hatton.
The bride wore a white and
mauve wedding dress and carried
a bouquet of Calalilies. Her maid of
honor was Amy Hatton, sister of
the groom. The best man was Adri-
an Reece.


The reception was held at the
Plantation Inn and Country Club.
The bride is the daughter of Burt
and Gloria Sams of Ocala, and the
groom is the son of Roger C. Hat-
ton of Pahokee and Jo Hatton of
Crystal River.
The groom is employed as the
manager of Lake.Rousseau RV and
Fishing Resort and the bride is
employed as office manager of Cit-
rus Hills Golf and Country Club.
After a honeymoon in Ft. Myers
Beach, the couple will make their
home in Crystal River.


Obituaries


Howard S. "Howdy"
Bateman
Howard S. "Howdy" Bateman,
84, of Douglasville, Ga., passed
away on Saturday, June 24, 2006.
He was born in Moore Haven on
July 13, 1921, the son of the late
Wiley and Kate Bateman. He was a
member of Cowan Mill Baptist
Church. He was a retired Master
Sargeant. He went into the Army
on Aug. 5, 1940 and-seven months
later he was a Master Sargeant. At
the time, he \ as the youngest Mas-
ter Sargeant in the Army and had
Made it faster than anyone on
record. He received his "wing" in
the Army Air Corps in 1942. In
WWII, he flew 52 combat missions
while serving in both theaters of
war. After WWII, he was assigned
to the intelligence section of Gener-
al McArthur's Headquarters in
Japan. From there, he was trans-
ferred to Korea where he com-
manded an infantry company for
six months. Mr. Bateman again
attended the Army Aviation School
and earned his wings for the sec-
ond time. From there, he was sent
back. to Kqrea where he flew 176
missions in an L-19.
Mr. Bateman was preceded in
death by his wife, Sarah Bateman.
He is survived by his son and
daughter-in-law, Chip and Gail
Bateman: his granddaughter,
Magen Bateman, and grandsons,
Brandon and Micah Howard, all of
Douglasville, Ga.
The family will receive friends at
the funeral home on Monday, June
26, 2006 from 5 until 8 p.m. The
funeral service will be on Tuesday,
June 27 at 11, a.m. in the Rosen-
haven Chapel with Dr. John Pen-
nington and Rev. Alan Martin Offici-
ating. Inlerment will follow ilat
Rosenhaven Cemetery.
All arrangemel lre handled
by Wh-lley Garner at Rosenhaven
Funeral Home, Douglasville, Ga.
30134. (770) 942-4246 or online at
www.whitleygarner.com.

Terra Lynn King
Terra Lynn King, 25, of Clewis-
ton passed away June 2, 2006 in
Clewiston. She was born July 1,
1980 in Pahokee, to Kenneth Lee
and Lisa Jean (Koch) King.
Survivors include' two sons,
Islah Kenneth Lee Camejo and
Jeremiah Lee Camejo of Clewis-

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Jean (Koch) King; sister, Darci Lee
King of Clewiston, maternal grand-
parents, Barton and Cynthia Koch
of Nashua, N.H.; paternal grand-
parents, Walter and Sadie King of
Clewiston. Memorial services will
be held Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 1
p.m. at Clewiston Gospel Ministry,
Clewiston, with Reverend Jim
Yates officiating. Cremation
arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.

Earle Dwight Pitts
Eaile Dvigihl Piris, jge 9.0, died
on June 8, 2006, following colon
surgery. He was born in Fayet-
teville, Tenn., and was preceded in
death by his parents, David and Lily
Pitts; one brother, James Pitts, and
one sister, Maggie Rainey.
He is survived by his two daugh-
ters, Beverly (Earl) Vann, Amanda
(Paul-former son-in-law) .Howie;
five grandchildren, Patricia (Eddie)
Campbell, Lynn (Steve) Hewitt,
-Hal (Tina) Vann, Blane (Nadine)
Kohr and Marnae (Kip) Pelham;
ten great-grandchildren, Ronnie
Fripp, Justin (Meritssy) Mcintosh,
Jonathan McIntosh, Jr., Gordon,
Tiffany and Will Vann, Aliyah and
Marcus Kohr, Paige and Peyton Pel-
ham. Additionally, he is survived by
one great-great grandchild,
Kathryn Faith Fripp.
In 1933, at the age of 18, he left
Tennessee and came to Florida
looking for work. He started pick-
ing beans for 10 cents per hamper
in Pahokee. He then worked on the
WPA building of the Canal Point
School as a plumber's helper. As
the WPA started building the
Hoover Dike, he began work on
the Dredge.
In 1939, while running a gas sta-
tion for Bee Elliott,, and attending
the Church of the Nazarene, he
met and later married Ms. Christine
Mizell. Of that marriage, two
daughters were born; Beverly and
Amanda.
He performed carpenter work
for Woodrow Upthegrove and built
barracks for the government in Ft.
Myers, Mobile, Ala., and Mel-
bourne. He gassed up airplanes for
English cadets training school in
Clewiston-Buckingham Gunnery
for a few years. He was a foreman
at W.H. Vann, Hull Packing Co. and
Unity Farms. Later, he and Myers
Fountain began hauling produce to


New York and Philadelphia. While
working for Wiley Tillis at the
hometown bakery at night, he also
delivered papers for the Palm
Beach Post Times for 18 years, dur-
ing the day.
In the late 1950s, he ran for
Pahokee City Clerk. In the 1960s,
he co-owned Lakeside Service Sta-
tion with Paul Kohr and ran the
Western Union. He worked for the
City-of Pahokee from 1966-1990
(24 years) starting as a meter read-
er then on to public works. He did
all of the carpentry work for the
city. He ran the incinerator from
1973-1990. He worked part-time
after he retired. He was a security
guard at U.S. Sugar, Osceola Farms,
Glades Cooperative and at the State
of Florida Farmers Market for 12
and a half years. As you can see, he
knew well and worked throughout
the City of Pahokee, which he
loved. He was a jack of all trades.
He was a good man that lived a
long life, loved his family and
friends, survived Hurricane Wilma
and will truly be missed around
Pahokee. Another pioneer is gone.
Friends and family visited
Glades Funeral Chapel on Monday,
June 12 and funeral services were
held at the Church of the Nazarene
in Okeechobee with Rev. Jim Hud-
son, Pastor, officiating on Tuesday,
June 13. Interment followed at Port
Mayaca Cemetery. All arrange-
ments were handled by Glades
Funeral Chapel of Belle Glade.

Don Stephenson
Don Stephenson, age 73, of
Moore Haven, died on Friday, June
23, 2006 at his residence. He was
born Nov. 8, 1932 in Linn Coutity,
Iowa, and had been a resident of
Moore Haven for the past 20 years.
He was a member of the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church of Moore
Haven, the Blue Lodge and the
Masonic Lodge of Moore Haven,
and the Ancient Landmark Lodge
#200 in Olin, Iowa. He enjoyed
fishing and camping.
He is survived by his loving wife
of 53 years, Bethany A. Stephen-
son; his daughters, Cynthia
Stephenson-(Jay) Gibbs of Virginia
Beach, Va., and Su Ann Stephen-
son-White (Leroy) of Moore
Haven. He is also survived by his
grandchildren, Nathan P. (Julie)
Howard of Grimesland, N.C., Heidi
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Charlie Alexander
Swindle
Charlie Alexander Swindle, age
41, of Clewiston, passed away June
10, 2006 in Wellington.
He was born Feb. 8, 1965 in
Clewiston, to the late Calvin Gevelt
and Evelyn Yvonne (Hensley)
Swindle. He owned and operated
Charlo's Mini Excavating at Clewis-
ton and was a member of the Life
Waters Fellowship at Moore Haven
and a Volunteer Firefighter with the
Montura Volunteer Fire Dept.
Survivors include his wife,
Jacqueline (Mercer) Swindle; his
mother, Evelyn Yvonne (Hensley)
Swindle; sisters, Gayle (Harold)
Greer and Sherry Peacock all of
Clewiston. In addition, he is sur-
vived by his maternal grandmoth-
er, Lois G. Hensley of 'Moore
Haven.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, June 13,2006 at 10 a.m. at
Evangel Assembly Of God, Clewis-
ton with Reverends Donald Mur-
phy and Don Hamilton officiating
and interment in Ridgelawn Ceme-
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OKEECHOBEE South Flori-
da Water Management District
(SFWMD) emergency manage-
ment personnel gathered in the
auditorium of the Okeechobee
,service center June 21 to hear a
conference call that reported
storm damages in the 16 counties
served by SFWMD.
There were reports of missing
personnel, power-outages, flood-
ing and requests for additional
personnel and pumps. The Okee-
chobee field office reported flood-
ing around Fisheating Creek and
requested pumps. A meteorolo-
gist gave the present weather con-
ditions, location of the hurricane
and rainfall in different areas of
the state.
The realism was scary as the
calls echoed too many actual hur-
ricane emergency management
conference calls over the last two
years. It was all part of SFWMD's
annual "Hurricane Freddy" exer-
cise to test the -agency's emer-
gency operations, preparedness
and recovery plans.
According to the scenario,
Hurricane Freddy was the second
worse natural disaster to hit the U.
S. next to Hurricane Katrina. It
had hit Tampa, covering it with 18
feet of water. Hurricane Freddy
was patterned after an actual
1921 category 4 hurricane.
According to the scenario, the
SFWMD headquarters in West
Palm Beach had been rendered
inoperable by the imaginary
storm.


"I am proud of our response to our own employ-
ees. This is probably the most important thing
we have to do knowing how to respond after
a catastrophe."
Carol Wehle,
SFWMD executive director


Wednesday was the second
day of the exercise. On Tuesday,
the SWFWD team worked out of
the Fort Lauderdale Field Office.
On Wednesday, the emergency
management crew reassembled
in the Okeechobee service center.
About 115 people took part in
the local exercise.
They were faced with the chal-
lenges of where to bring employ-
ees back to work, and where to
locate temporary headquarters
since the West Palm Beach office
would be out of commission for
some time.
Perhaps their biggest chal-
lenge was to try to regain control
of Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District (SWFWMD)
flood control structures and to
reduce flooding in Tampa.
The SWFWMD operations
center in Tampa was under 8 feet
of water and there had been no
communication with SWFMWD.
The state emergency operations
office had tasked SFWMD with
trying to restore SWFWMD opera-
tions.
According to the scenario, a
team was in route to Tampa
expecting to have to use boats to
reach flood control structures.
After the briefing, teams repre-


senting operations, finance,
administration and other SFWMD
functions retiretired to the confer-
ence room to work on the various
problems assigned to them by the
scenario. They were clustered
around tables loaded with com-
puters and telephones.
For the purpose of the exer-
cise, they were crowded into this
one room while normal opera-
tions continued in the remainder
of the service center. In a real hur-
ricane situation they would take
over the entire second floor of the
building.
The operations department
huddled over computers and
charts showing Tampa flood con-
trol structures. They were work-
ing on the logistics of getting a
crane to'remove a bridge that had
fallen into a vital Tampa drainage
canal, and was hindering the flow
of water.
The goal of this year's exercise
is to demonstrate and evaluate
SFWMD's ability to activate alter-
native Emergency Operation Cen-
ter facilities, including the mobi-
lization and set-up of staffing,
critical resources and the use of
redundancy communications.
Participating in annual exercis-
es such as this ensures that when


an emergency occurs, SFWMD
can continue operations with
minimal disruptions.
For the morning's briefing,
Olivia McLean, director of emer-
gency and security management,
introduced SFWMD executive
director Carol Wehle as "the
emergency management execu-
tive director."
"Let's hope we never have to
be here," Ms Wehle said.
She urged her employees to
"practice, practice, practice."
"I am proud of our response to
our own employees," she added.
"This is probably the most impor-
tant thing we have to do know-
ing how to respond after a catas-
trophe."
She urged her employees to
have a fun exercise and predicted
a lot of lessons would be learned.
Ms. McLean said that hurri-
cane exercises were conducted
every year. However, this was the
first time the exercise was con-
ducted in an alternate location.
She said equipment and supplies
were stockpiled in Okeechobee
for such an emergency and that it
took several hours to set up oper-
ations here.
She expected that space
would be a problem, as well as
using different technology.
She said the response teams
were trained, but the problem
would be adapting to an alternate
location. She said training is the
key and emergency response per-
sonnel know their job, but they
were learning to do it in different
environments.


Policyholders will see easy transition


TALLAHASSEE Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief financial
officer, said today that a judge
reaffirmed her approval of the
Department of Financial Ser-
vices' plan to protect and to
smoothly transition nearly
330,000 policyholders with
Atlantic Preferred, Southern
Family and Florida Preferred
insurance companies to Citizens
Property Insurance Corporation
,on July 1. The three insurers are
'subsidiaries of the'Tampa-based
Poe Financial Group.
"We remain focused on pro-


tecting policyholders and ensuring
they have continuous coverage this
hurricane season," Mr. Gallagher
said. "Tropical Storm Alberto was
an important reminder of the need
to protect our homes and our fami-
lies, and our transition plan was
developed with this in mind."
At a hearing today in Tallahas-
see, Leon County Circuit Judge
Janet Ferris heard a recent emer-
gency motion filed by Poe offi-
cials regarding the three insurers
they formerly managed. Filed
last week, Poe's motion alleged
the department's transition plan


should have required Citizens to
use Poe's affiliates Poe & Asso-
ciates, Poe Managers, and Mari-
ah and pay fees to service poli-
cies being assumed by Citizens.
In response, the department
refuted Poe's assertion because
Poe's affiliates had long provided
the employees, facilities and
equipment necessary to operate
the three insurance companies
the judge had ordered into liqui-
dation. The department's
response is attached.
On May 30, Judge Ferris
signed orders directing the


department to take control of the
three insurance companies'
operations and to liquidate the
companies' assets to pay out-
standing claims. On June 1, the
judge approved a transition plan
to help homeowners who were
covered by one of the three Poe
companies to automatically
transition to Citizens Property
Insurance Corporation on July 1.
For more information, poli-
cyholders can contact the
Department of Financial Ser-
vices at 1-800-342-2762 or log
onto www.fldfs.com.


Nelson locks up law enforcement support


SST. PETERSBURG Culminat-
ing with support from the 22,000
;member-strong Florida Lodge of
the Fraternal Order of Police, U.S.
,Sen. Bill Nelson's bid for re-elec-
tion landed the endorsements last
week from two of the state's
I major law enforcement organiza-
tions.
On Friday, June 23, the FOP'
-unanimously gave their support tp
Nelson during its annual conven-


tion in St. Petersburg. Earlier in the
week, the campaign received an
endorsement from the Florida
Police Benevolent Association and
its more than 32,000 law enforce-
ment and corrections officers.
The two law enforcement
organizations now join a number
of major groups that have
announced their early support for
Nelson, including the Florida Pro-
fessional Firefighters Association,


League of Conservation Voters,
Sierra Club, Florida AFL-CIO and
Florida Consumer Action Net-
work.
"I'm humbled to have the sup-
port of law enforcement," said
Nelson. These are the men and
women who risk their lives every-
day to keep us safe."
During his first term in the U.S.
Senate, Nelson has been a strong
advocate for increasing Home-


land Security spending in Florida
and making sure federal grant pro-
grams that provide state and local
law enforcement with personnel,
training and equipment are ade-
quately funded. Recently, Nelson
led a successful effort in the Sen-
ate to provide $30 million in grants
over three years to help Florida
and other states track and monitor
convicted sex offenders with satel-
lite technology.


Martinez National


Guard re-equipping


amendment approved


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.
Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)
today announced the U.S. Sen-
ate has approved his amend-
ment calling for priority equip-
ment replacement for National
Guard units returning from
deployments in Iraq and
Afghanistan. Martinez calls re-
. equipping critical to making
certain the men and women of
the National Guard have the
equipment they need to assist
during emergencies and natural
disasters including hurri-
canes. The Martinez amend-
ment is now included in the
Senate version of the fiscal year
2007 Defense Authorization bill.
"When guardsmen return
home from Iraq and Afghanistan,
most of their equipment stays
behind. This is understandable;


this is a way to meet vital war
zone needs. But the result is a
deficit of equipment stateside,"
Martinez said. "I am pleased my
colleagues have agreed to this
priority. My aim is to make certain
that, especially during hurricane
season, the National Guard in
Florida and other disaster-prone
areas have what they need to
carry out their mission."
Senator Martinez points out
that the Florida National Guard
deployed 5,800 troops within the
State of Florida and along the
Gulf Coast during four major hur-
ricanes last year. In support of
Hurricane Katrina recovery
efforts, the Florida Guard sent
2,500 troops to Mississippi as part
of the emergency compact
agreement that the states have
with the Guard.


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extended to September 1. USDA
extended the June 30 deadline
because it said some farmers
and ranchers have had to put
various conservation practices
on hold because of the recent
increases in the cost of energy.
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and ranchers promoting agricul-
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financial and technical assis-
tance to participants who imple-
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practices on agricultural land.


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Fire-Rescue Explorer


program underway


Chamber Buzz


By Sean Moore
Clewiston Chamber. of Commerce
Greetings all. Ah, it's that time
of the year again, midsummer.
Kids are out laughing and play-
ing. Families are on vacations.
Behind the scenes in Clewis-
ton though there is some frantic
excitement going on. All the
new teachers that are being
hired by the schools here in
Clewiston are trying to find
places to live. It's really a tough
situation to be in. As many
know, having to move to a new
city is more than enough to
worry about. You have to worry
about meeting new people, find-
ing your way around, and
enrolling your children in
schools. The list goes on and on.


Imagine if the most basic part of
that list, the first thing you really
have to do, is the hardest thing
to do- find a place to live!
Tom Conner, Hendry County
School Board superintendent
stated a few weeks ago that the
county would probably have to
hire approximately 70 new
teachers for the county. Of those
possible 70 needed, Clewistoh
High School needs approxi-
mately 18 new teachers. So
what's my point? My point is
simply to ask for help. The
Hendry County School board is
a member of the Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce, and I
am asking for help on their
behalf.
The chamber has begun to


get calls from many of these chamber of Commerce, (863)
prospective new teachers and" 983-7979 or you can alert some-
we have no phone numbers to one at the school board that you
give them for places to live. Many have a place. Stop and think
are sent to real estate offices about this for a second. These
using those listed as chamber are the people that we want to
members. It's tough for a 24- have in our town. These are the
year-old first year teacher to buy people that we need in our
a house. Student loan payments town. Doctors are needed to
can easily surpass amounts keep us healthy, police and fire-
equal to a house payment. man are needed to keep us safe,
I am asking that if you have a and we desperately need teach-
place to rent or if you are look- ers to help educate our children.
ing for a roommate, to please let If any of those people can't find
someone know. Maybe. -you a place to live, are we really bet-
were going to sell your house, tering ourselves as a communi-
but would rent it to someone ty? Step up to the plate Clewis-
instead. You have no idea how ton, help your town, help
much that would- help out so Hendry County Schools, but
many of these new teachers, most importantly- help your
You can contact us here at the kids! See you all next week!


Catholic Charities helps with storm work


The Clewiston Fire-Rescue
Explorer Open House was a great
success. Explorer post 120 is now
officially in operation, with eight
adult leaders and seven explorers
signing on. The first meeting was
held on Thursday, June 22, at the
Clewiston Fire department at 6:30
p.m.
There is still plenty of time to
get involved. If you are a youth
ages 15-20 and interested in the


fire and emergency services,
exploring is right for you! Please
contact firefighter/paramedic
Adrian Damms at (863) 310-0102.
We would like to thank the fol-
lowing businesses for their sup-
port including:
Clewiston Fire Department,
Clewiston Bakery and Deli, East-
side Elementary School, Praxair,
Subway, U-Save, Wal-Mart and
Wendy's.


Clewiston Rotary Club


celebrates 50 years


On Thursday night, June 15,
the Rotary Club of Clewiston cele-
brated its' golden anniversary.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of
Belle Glade in 1956, the Rotary
Club of Clewiston has grown in
size and activity over its half centu-
ry existence, and currently has 54
members. At the dinner,.the presi-
dents' gavel was turned over to
Glenn Smith from Sugar Realty for
the 2006-2007 year.
Glenn shared his plans for con-
tinuing in the tradition of active
service and support of the com-
munity. The Rev. John Hicks of
First United Methodist Church of
Clewiston had the honor of being


elected Rotarian of the Year in
appreciation and recognition of
distinguished service and portray-
ing the Rotary ideal of "Service
Above Self" in both the club and
the community during this past
year.
The 2006-2007 Officers are:
President Glenn Smith; President
Elect Kelly Howell; Secretary -
Lynn Chiarelli; Treasurer John
Hicks; Club Service Cheryl Eby;
Vocational Service Tommy
Perry; Community Service Mali
Chamness; International Service -
Scott Egan-Wyer and At Large -
Curvin Martin.


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As residents of Florida begin
to batten down the hatches for
another hurricane season,
Catholic Charities, Diocese of
Venice is galvanizing to assist
remaining victims of Hurricane
Wilma to make a full recovery
before the next disaster strikes.
To facilitate assistance in the
community, Catholic Charities is
participating in a project spon-
sored by Governor Jeb Bush's
Florida Hurricane Relief Fund
called Neighbors to the Rescue.
This program puts neighbors in
touch with neighbors to provide
relief to individuals and families
whose lives were disrupted by
Hurricane Wilma. The Neigh-
bors to the Rescue program con-
nects volunteers, taps into com-
munity resources and creates
virtual warehouses of available
materials, goods, services, trans-
portation and housing for those
recovering from the storm that
devastated South Florida.
Catholic Charities is looking
to the community to help assist
the last group of victims of Hurri-
cane Wilma that need to be
ready for the 2006 hurricane sea-
son.
"We are looking for volun-
teers, business and organiza-
tions that can offer short-term
assistance to get victims back on
their feet quickly," said Peter
Routsis-Arroyo, president of
Catholic Charities, Diocese of
Venice, Inc. Help can come in
the form of interior and exterior
home repair, donation of furni-
ture or appliances, landscaping
services and cleanup, hurricane
prevention materials, housing,
transportation, or volunteers
who can coach a family or indi-
vidual with their specific needs.
Mary Ashley, a resident of
Naples who is physically chal-
lenged and a victim of Hurricane
Wilma, was assisted by the
Neighbors to the Rescue pro-
gram. According to Patricia Rios,
Catholic Charities Neighbors to
the Rescue Coordinator in Col-
lier County, a tree fell on Ash-
ley's mobile home resulting in
damage to the roof and causing
the floors to collapse in the bed-
room and hallway. The roots of
one tree also ripped the air con-


Last October hundreds of Hurricane Wilma victims such as Betsahida Vasquez, 2, and her
father, Rufino Vasquez waited in long lines outside Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic
Charities in Immokalee for food and water.


Hurricane Wilma was especially devastating to residents of
mobile or trailer homes on South Florida, such as this one in
Immokalee.


ditioning .unit away from the
home and another fallen tree
blocked her doorway.
Through the Neighbors to the
Rescue database and virtual
warehouse, Rios found a volun-
teer group called Chain Saw for
Jesus to cut and remove tree-
branches at.no cost for Ashley.
Tree stumps were removed at a


reduced rate by Affordable #1
and Taylor Made Roofing donat-
ed materials for the roof repair
and built a.foundation for the
new air conditioning unit. Flori-
da Comfort Systems installed the
air conditioning system with a
rebate given by Florida Power
and Light.
"After this project, the owner
of Taylor Made Roofing offered
his individual service as a volun-
teer for the program by donating
construction materials that
could be used to help victims,"
Ms. Rios said. "When communi-
ties work together after a disas-
ter, recovery time is much
faster," she said.
The Neighbors to the Rescue


program offers two basic oppor-
tunities to become involved with
assisting individuals and families
from the devastation of Hurri-
cane Wilma. The first is by offer-
ing to coach a family or individ-
ual where a volunteer or group
of volunteers is matched with
victims who qualify for assis-
tance. Second, those looking to
help can donate items or servic-
es to the- virtual warehouse,
where donors/volunteers will be
contacted when a specific
match is found for a hurricane
victim.
Catholic Charities has three
Neighbors to the Rescue coordi-
nators located in Lee, Collier and
Hendry counties, the areas hard-
est hit in the Diocese of Venice
from Hurricane Wilma. "It is
imperative that everyone in
those communities impacted by
the storm be fully functional
again to be prepared for the next
hurricane season," said Mr.
Routsis-Arroyo.
For information about the
Neighbors to the Rescue Pro-
gram please contact the coordi-
nator in your area:
Lee County Marielys
Figueroa at 239-337-4193
Collier County Patricia
Rios at 239-793-0059
Hendry County Maria
Depaz at 863-983-2274.
For more information about
Catholic Charities, Diocese of
Venice visit www.catholicchari-
tiesdov.org.


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Ashton O'Neal, Zoe Perry, Coach Woody O'Neal, and Coach
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Girls' softball team


represents Clewiston


Clewiston Youth softball will
be represented at the State
Championship tournament by
the Belles division District 7
Champions, Clewiston All-stars.
After dominating the District
tournament, the team and
coaches are looking forward to
going to Belleview on July 6
through 10.
Katie Whidden and Bonnie
Cortez combined to hold
Immokalee to two hits for the
tournament. DeeAndra Trottie
provided the catching and shut
down Immokalee's aggressive


base running, with four throws
to second base resulting in outs.
Strong offensive games were
turned in by Sylvia Hernandez 4
for 5, with 6 runs scored, Christi-
na Sandoval 6 for 6 with 4 runs
scored, Bonnie Cortez 6 for 6
with 7 runs scored, and Janeria
Hatcher 4 for 6 with 5 runs
scored. Janeria Hatcher also
defensively performed error free
ball at 2nd base with eight put-
outs. All team members played
well, had at least one hit, and at
least one run scored throughout
the tournament.


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GLADES COUNTY One Alan Smith, who resides on the Harris were able to locate the County Sheriff's Office where
June 22, 2006, Glades County Big Cypress Reservation in the vehicle used at the home of Rachael Smith had confessed to
Deputies responded to Marshall area of the victim's home during Smith on the Reservation and the detectives about her and her
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approximately $3000 was stolen
according to the report.
The report advised that sever-
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had observed a relative, Michael


Glades County
SR 78: From US 27 to Potato
Farm Road: Maintenance project
-- Motorists should expect one
lane of traffic through this area
with slow moving traffic, and pos-
sible delays while crews work on
shoulder repairs. Flagmen will be
on site to assist with traffic.
US 27: At Fifth Street (Near
Bank of America): Maintenance
contract project No lane clo-
sures are anticipated, but
motorists should expect possible
slow moving traffic and delays
while crews work on sidewalk
repairs.
US 27: In the area of Gatora-
ma: Maintenance contract project


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.

Belle Glade
Clyde DeWayne Wilcher, 25,
of Isla Avenue, Belle Glade, was
arrested on June 20 by PBSO on
charges of larceny- theft of $300 or
more but less than $5,000; tres-
passing on property not structure
or conveyance. Bond was set at
$3,000.
Kerrin Walker, 25, of North-
west Avenue G, Belle Glade, was
arrested on June 20 by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with battery
- touch or strike; weapon offense -
missile into dwelling into vehicle,
building or aircraft; criminal mis-
chief $1,000 or more. Bond was
set at $2,500.
Aretha D. Bailey, 37, of
Covenant Drive, Belle Glade was
arrested on Friday, June 23 by
PBSO on a warrant charging her
with possession of cocaine. Bond
was set at $3,000.
Leonard Calloway, 23, of
Rose Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Friday, June 23 by
PBSO on charges of violation of
probation or community control -
driving under the influence. Bond
was set at $3,000.
Mary Smith, 62, of Southwest
Third Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Saturday, June 24 by
PBSO on a warrant charging her
with establishing a gambling place.
Her bond was set at $3,000.
Peter Frank Sayre, 30, of
Northwest 20th Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Saturday, June 24,
by PBSO on charges of first degree
grand larceny over $100,000;


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office seeks help from the
public in locating the following
"wanted fugitive." Willie Hamil-
ton, age 22, a black male, is 6 feet
tall and weighs 200 pounds. He
has black hair and brown eyes
and has tattoos on his left wrist
and arm, as well as scars on his
right elbow; both knees; left wrist
and left thigh. His last known
address is Southwest Seventh
Street, Belle Glade.
He is wanted on a warrant for
felony aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon; aggravated
assault with a firearm.
Anyone with information
about this fugitive or any crime is
asked to contact the Crime Stop-


Glades County Detectives Mike
Pepitone and Steve Harris
received information that the
suspects were within the Clewis-
ton area. Detective Pepitone and


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ed at this time, but motorists
should expect possible slow mov-
ing traffic and delays while crews
clean ditches.
Hendry County
SR 29: At Bridge Street (near
the U Save): Maintenance con-
tract project No lane closures
are anticipated at this time, but
motorists should expect slow
moving traffic wile crews repair
sidewalks in this area.
SR 29: From Evans Road to CR
832: Maintenance contract proj-
ect -- Motorists should expect
intermittent lane closures, slow
moving traffic, and possible


fraud uttering a false instrument
and forgery of private labels -
$1,000 or more. Bond was set at
$15,000.
*, Peter Frank Sayre, 30, of
Northwest 20th Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Saturday, June 24,
by PBCDOC Probation on charges
of probation violation or commu-
nity control "street violation" -
possession of cocaine. He is being
held without bond.
Yves Jupiter, 19, of Vaughn Cir-
cle, Belle Glade, was arrested on
Monday, June 26 by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with aggra-
vated battery causing bodily
harm or disability; failure to appear
on a written promise to appear,
failure to appear for status on
charges of aggravated battery on a
pregnant person; failure to appear
on a written promise to appear;
failure to appear for status check
on May 25, 2006 charges of stalk-
ing. He is being held without bond.
Eric Bernard Jones, 34, of
Southwest Avenue E., Belle Glade,
was arrested on Monday, June 26
by Belle Glade Police Department
on a warrant charging him with
dealing in stolen property. Bond
was set at $5,000.
Joseph A. Peterson, 25, of
Northwest 11th Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested ion Tuesday, June 27
by PBSO and charged with con-
tempt of court-circuit or county;
failure to appear for drug court on
June 7/possession of cocaine;
domestic battery. No bond was set.

Pahokee
Larry Dennard Kimble, 37, of
Shirley Drive, Pahokee, was arrest-
ed on June 20 by PBSO on charges
of larceny theft of $300 or more but
less than $5,000; trespassing on
property not structure or con-
veyance. Bond was set at $3,000.
Dedric Tremaine Upshur, 22,


Willie Hamilton
pers hotline at 1-800-458-TIPS
(8477) or online at:
www.crimestopperspbs.com


both Michael smith and nis wife,
Rachael Smith during the burgla-
ry.
The Smiths were then located
and interviewed at the Glades


delays while crews work on
replacing the raised pavement
markers in the roadway.
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 traf-
fic and delays while crews work
on guardrail replacement.
Okeechobee County
SR 70: From West of US 98 to
West of Seventh Avenue North-
west: Construction project --
Work continues to widen and
reconstruct the existing two-lane
roadway to four lanes with a. cen-
ter dual left turn lane. The work


of Pelican Lake Drive, Pahokee,
was arrested on June 20 by PBSO
on charges of larceny theft of $300
or more but less than $5,000; tres-
passing on property not structure
or conveyance. Bond was set at
$3,000.
Bess Antonio, 30, of Amaryllis
Avenue, Pahokee, was arrested on
Friday, June 23 by PBSO on a war-
rant charging her with aggravated
battery on a person 65 years of age
or older; possession of a weapon
or ammo by convicted Florida
felon; probation violation Street
Violation/Palm Beach County -
Aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon. No bond was set.
Samuel D. Arnold, 19, of
Shirley Drive, Pahokee, was arrest-
ed on Sunday, June 25, by PBSO
and charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon with-
out intent to kill; (simple) battery-
touch or strike; armed burglary of a
dwelling structure or conveyance.
Bond was set at $10,000.
Richard Lyndale, 22, of South
Flame Avenue, Pahokee, was
arrested on Sunday, June 25 by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with failure to appear on a written
promise to appear for charges of
retail theft on June 6. Bond was set
at $3,000.
Richard Lyndale, 22, of South
Flame Avenue, Pahokee, was
arrested on Sunday, June 25 by
Florida Department of Corrections
and charged with probation viola-
tion street violation burglary of
a structure. No bond was set.
Jermaine 0. Jessie, 21, of
Southwest Seventh Street, South
Bay, was arrested on June 20 by
PBSO on charges of larceny theft of
$300 or more but less than $5,000;
trespassing on property not struc-
ture or conveyance. Bond was set
at $3,000.
Winkeria S. Jackson, 18, of
Palm Beach Road, South Bay was
arrested on Friday, June 23 by
PBSO and charged with violation
of probation or community con-
trol; battery on a person 65 years of
age or older; domestic battery.
Gabriel S. Maldonado, 51, of.
US 27; South Bay was arrested on
Saturday, June 24 by PBSO and
charged with violating probation or
community control driving under
the influence; possession of mari-
juana not more than 20 grams
His total bond was set at $2,000.

LaBelle
Jose Alfredo Cepeda, 31, of
LaBelle, Eduardo Mancias Gonza-
lez, 24, of LaBelle, Enrique Salas,
19, of LaBelle, Julio Perez
Rodriguez, 28, of Immokalee and
Fernando Perez Rodriguez, 32,
address unknown, were arrested
June 16 and charged with posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to


burglary. Both Smith's were
placed under arrest for burglary
and grand theft. Bonds were set
at $50,000 each.


includes drainage improvements,
signals, and street lighting. Crews
are working on storm drainage
and roadway construction at vari-
ous locations throughout the
project. The contractor 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. Work
continues throughout the project
limits and 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.


sell, possession of drugs over 20
grams and possession of narcotic
equipment. Hendry County Sher-
iff's office Investigator Robert
Archer Jr. was the arresting officer.
Miguel Dias Reyes, 19, of
LaBelle, was arrested June 21, and
charged with possession of
cocaine with intent to sell. Hendry
County Sheriff's office Bruce Slade
was the arresting officer.
Larry Michael Mason, 42, of
LaBelle, was arrested June 17, on a
warrant and charged with selling
cocaine. Officer Brett Callahan of
the Hendry County Sheriff's office
was the arresting officer. Bond was
set at $25,000 cash. .
Jeffrey Leroy Beard, 47, of
LaBelle, was arrested June 22, on a
warrant and charged with violating
probation. Civil Warrants Officer
Bonnie Walker of the Hendry
County Sheriff's office was the
arresting officer. Bond was set at
$5,000.
Robert John Spencer, 27, of
LaBelle, was arrested June 22, on a
warrant and charged with failure to
appear. Patrolman Donald Davis of
the Hendry County Sheriff's office
was the arresting officer.
Jack Arnold Winters, 41, of
LaBelle, was arrested June 23, on a
warrant and charged with violating
probation. Bonnie Weaver of the
Hendry County Sheriff's office was
the arresting officer. Bond was set
at $5,000 cash.

Clewiston
Bradley Steven Livingood, 18,
of Clewiston, was arrested June 23,
and charged with kidnapping a
minor and a sex offense against a
victim between 12-15 years old.
Hendry County Sheriff's office
Investigator Larry Preece was the
arresting officer. Bond was set at
$50,000 cash.
Milton Spooner Haggins, 37,
of Clewiston, was arrested June 25,
and charged with possession of
cocaine. Hendry County Sheriff's
office Rolando Gajate was the
arresting officer.
Gregory Bruce Miskowski, 30,
of Clewiston, was arrested June 24,
and charged with vehicle grand
theft. Hendry County Sheriff's
office Rolando Gajate was the
arresting officer.
Justin Ray Schaeffer, 19,
address unknown, was arrested
June 24, and charged with a non
moving traffic violation, driving
with a suspended license. Hendry
County Sheriff's office Juan Soto
was the arresting officer.
Geoffrey Mark Stanton, 23, of
Clewiston, was arrested June 23,
and charged with trafficking
cocaine between 25 g-150 kg.
Hendry County Sheriff's office
Juan Soto was the arresting officer.


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College Investment Plan, a smart move for families


TALLAHASSEE During the
2005-2006 Florida Prepaid College
Plan open enrollment period,
close to 53,000 families took the
first step in saving for their chil-
dren's future college education by
purchasing a prepaid tuition plan.
Families that have locked in the
future cost of college tuition are
encouraged to take the next step
in saving for other college expens-
es by opening a Florida College
Investment Plan.
Why is this important? While
the Prepaid College Plan is a great
start, college tuition represents
only a portion of the total cost of
college.
Designed to complement the
Prepaid College Plan, the College


Investment Plan may be used to
pay for other fees, including
books, food, off-campus housing,
and other educational-related
expenses riot covered by the Pre-
paid College Plan.
"The Florida College Invest-
ment Plan provides families with
another tax-free means to save for
their children's future college
expenses," states Ted Hoepner,
Chairman of the Florida Prepaid
College Board. "The plan's range
of investment options, tax bene-
fits and flexibility offer families a
smart way to save for college
expenses through early planning,
ensuring that families are finan-
cially ready when their children
enter college."


The College Investment Plan
may be used at any public or pri-
vate accredited university, com-
munity college or technical
school, anywhere in the country,
and even at some schools abroad.
Families may enroll in the Col-
lege Investment Plan at any time
of year for as little as $25 per
month through automatic with-
drawals from a checking 9r sav-
ings account, or a lump-sum pay-
ment of $250. After the initial
contribution of $250, families
decide how much and how often
to contribute to their account.
There are no Florida residency
requirements to enroll in the Col-
lege Investmept Plan, providing
grandparents with grandchildren


living out of state a way to save for
future college expenses.
The Florida College Invest-
ment Plan is a college savings
plan authorized by Section 529 of
the Internal Revenue Code. The
plan is available exclusively
through the Florida Prepaid Col-
lege Board, making it a direct and
affordable college-savings option.
There are no commissions or
sales charges for the College
Investment Plan. There is only a
one-time application fee and a
low annual administration fee to
cover the cost of investment and
administrative services. The
administration fee is just three-
quarters of 1 percent (75 basis
points) of your account balance;


meaning that for every $1,000 in
your account, you will pay $7.50 a
year..
College expenses are rising
each year. While the Florida Pre-
paid College Plan is a great start,
the addition of a Florida College
Investment Plan is a smart second
step to making college affordable
and accessible for Florida's fami-
lies.
For enrollment information,
call 1-800-552-GRAD (4723) or
visit www.florida529plans.com
The law allowing federal tax-
free qualified withdrawals is set to
expire on December 31, 2010 and
may or may not be extended. If
the law is not extended, the earn-
ings will be taxable to the benefi-


ciary (student).
Unlike the Florida Prepaid Col-
lege Plan, investments in the Flori-
da College Investment Plan are
not insured or guaranteed, and
you could lose all or a portion of
your investment. Participation in
the Florida College Investment
Plan will be sold only by means of
a Disclosure Statement and Partic-
ipation Agreement. A copy of
each will be sent to you upon
request; you should read them
before investing. Nothing in this
news release should be construed
as financial, investment, legal or
tax advice. Consult your own
advisors before investing.


School News in Brief


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


Harlem Library Director (863)
902-3322.
TechBridge Youth
training program
TechBride Youth training serv-
ices a program that is dedicated to
enhancing the employability and
work readiness skills of Out of
School Youth between the ages of
16 and 21 who live in the
Hendry/Glades area, is presently
accepting applications for enroll-
ment and is ready to assist young
adults who are ready to deploy on
the road to success. In association
with the Clewiston Adult School
and the Clewiston Career and
Development Services Center, we
offer students the opportunity to
obtain their GED as well as con-
duct job searches and assistance
with continuance of their educa-
tional goals. For more informa-
tion contact Patrick Coleman at
(863) 983-1300 from 8:30 a.m. to
4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
H.E.R.E. meeting
The Clewiston Home School
Group. H.E.R.E., holds their regu-
lar meetings every first Thursday
of each month at the Youth Center
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please
bring a sack lunch, something


interesting to share, and join.us if
you home school or are thinking
of home schooling. The parent-
only home school meetings are
the third Monday of each month
at various homes. We discuss
education issues, programs and
upcoming events. Please call
(863) 983-8710 or (863) 983-6161
for more information. We would
love to have you join us.
Registration for
Kindergarten.
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. The
registration office is at 475 E.
Osceola Avenue, Clewiston. For
more information call Peggy
Rudd, registrar at (863)902-4344.


TALLAHASSEE Communi-
ty Colleges and Workforce Edu-
cation Chancellor David Arm-
strong recently announced that
the Florida Community College
System (FCCS) can now offer
reimbursement for 100-percent
of tuition and fees for Bright
Futures Medallion scholars at
each of the state's 28 communi-
ty colleges. This represents an
increase, over the 75-percent
reimbursement policy in years
past. The legislation benefits
both current and new Medallion
scholars.
"This new legislation will cre-
ate even greater access to higher
education for many of Florida's
students," said Chancellor Arm-
strong: "Providing the Medallion
scholars with an opportunity to
receive a quality community col-
lege education without having to
worry about the cost of tuition
and fees is an incredible foot in
the door for them to achieve the
career and lifestyle they desire."
New legislation, signed by
Governor Jeb Bush to become
effective July 1, will expand
opportunities for Florida's Bright
Futures Scholarship program
and support Florida's long-
standing 2+2 system. The legis-
lation, approved during the
recent 2006 Florida Legislative
session, enables Florida Medal-
lion Scholars eligible high
school graduates with a 3.0


grade point average to
receive free tuition and fees if
they attend a Florida public
community college and enroll in
courses toward an associate
degree.
Under previous legislation,
Bright Futures scholarships paid
75-percent of tuition for. Medal-
lion scholars whether they
attended a community college
or state university. Medallion stu-
dents now have a greater incen-
tive to enroll at one of Florida's
28 community colleges.
The new legislation will
remove all financial barriers for
medallion scholarship students
to go to' any community college
in the state; thus allowing the
first two years of their post sec-
ondary education to be fully
underwritten. These students
could then transfer to a state uni-
versity and finish their final two
years using the 75-percent Bright
Futures scholarship.
Florida's community colleges
are gearing up to inform high
school students of this new
option and to handle the appli-
cants. Many institutions are
holding special events this sum-
mer to allow priority registration
and tours for the Medallion stu-
dents.
The Florida Community Col-
lege System, through its Founda-
tion for Florida's Community
Colleges and in partnership with


the Florida Lottery and the Flori-
da Cable Telecommunications
Association, is launching a pub-
lic service campaign to alert
Floridians to the change. The
campaign, to begin July 1, will
include television and radio pub-
lic service announcements,
which encourages interested
students to log on to
www:fldoe.org or contact their
local community college for
more information.,
The Florida Bright Futures
Scholarship Program was creat-
ed in 1997 by the Florida Legisla-
ture. This Florida Lottery-funded
scholarship program rewards
students for their academic
achievements during high
school by providing funding for
them to pursue postsecondary
educational and career goals in
Florida.
During the 2004-05 award
year, more than 130,000 Florida
students received funding for a
Florida Bright Futures Scholar-
ship.
More information on Florida
Bright Futures Scholarship Pro-
gram can be found online at
www.firn.edu/doe/brfutures or
by calling toll-free at 1-888-827-
2004.
For questions & comments
regarding education issues:
Commissioner@fldoe.org Com-
missioner at fldoe.org


Hendry County School


District fairs well on FCAT


There was a collective sigh of
relief throughout Hendry County's
ten schools on Wednesday, June
14. School grades were
announced, and half of the schools
had improved their score by at least
one letter grade.
In addition, LaBelle Elementary
and Country Oakes maintained
their "A." For LaBelle Elementary
School it was their fourth year in a
row as an "A" school. Westside Ele-
mentary was a "B" for the third year
in arow.
Not one of Hendry County's ten


schools dropped a grade, and every
school showed improvement.
Reading continues to be the
greatest challenge with the coun-
ty's high schools continuing to
struggle. High School students
require a largest vocabulary, greater
fluency and higher degree of read-
ing comprehension on the reading
portion of the State's FCAT test in
order to score at the proficient level.
All of the county's schools showed
learning gains in reading, and
some schools showed substantial
gains for the lowest level readers.


Eight schools had at least half of
their lowest readers (those stu-
dents scoring in the lowest quarter
of last year's readers) demonstrate
reading gains.
Math and writing scores contin-
ue to be a strong indicator of stu-
dent achievement in Henry Coun-
ty's schools. Three schools had
over 80 percent of their students
meet the State's proficiency stan-
dard in writing. Six schools had
over two thirds of their students
meet the State's proficiency stan-
dard in math.


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Top 10 Florida fraud cases added to almost $15 million loss


TALLAHASSEE Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief financial
officer, has released the Depart-
ment of Financial Services'
annual Top 10 Fraud List of 10 of
the costliest or boldest securi-
ties, financial and insurance
fraud scams investigated by the
department's Division of Insur-
ance Fraud (DIF) which resulted
in convictions in the fiscal year
that began July 1, 2005. These 10
cases represent nearly $15 mil-
lion in fraud.
"The department is commit-
ted to tracking down and rooting
out fraud to protect the citizens
of Florida," said Mr. Gallagher.
"We are proud that our enforce-
ment efforts have led to lower
auto and workers' compensa-
tion premiums as well as higher
rates of incarceration, and we
will continue to aggressively
pursue these criminals."
Since last July 1, the depart-
ment's fraud division has made
more than 740 arrests and won
more than 560 convictions. Con..
victions are up 70 percent over
the previous year, and jail time is
up more than 25 percent. Gal-
lagher said that is due to hard-
hitting investigations, stronger
penalties, and two prosecutors
dedicated to auto insurance
fraud.
The department offers up to
$25,000 for information that
directly leads to an arrest or con-
viction in a fraud scheme. By
logging on to www.fldfs.com,
consumers can verify state licen-
sure of any agent, broker or
company; file a complaint; read
brochures on various topics
from life insurance to viaticals;
sign up for the weekly consumer
newsletter eViews, and get
answers to financial questions
based on their specific needs at
either the Senior Resource Cen-
ter or Your Money, Your Life.
Those without access to a com-
puter can utilize the same servic-
es by calling the department's
toll-free consumer helpline at 1-
800-342-2762.
The Department of Financial
Services, Division of Insurance
Fraud, investigates fraud in all
types of insurance, including
health, life, auto, property and
workers' compensation. To
report information about this
case or any other possible insur-
ance fraud-case, call the depart-
ment's Fraud Fighters hotline at
1-800-378-0445.
Here is the TOP 10 FRAUD
LIST
First Do No Harm: Dr.
Thomas .Merrill of Magnolia
Medical Clinic in Apalachicola
was convicted in January of 98
felony counts stemming from
his over-prescribing of con-
trolled substances to patients,
six of whom died of drug over-
doses. The drugs prescribed
included Oxycontin, Xanax,
hydrocodone, morphine, fen-


tanyl, and oxycodone. Merrill
was found guilty of 18 counts of
wire fraud, five counts of
defrauding health care benefit
programs including two
counts that charged that death
resulted from the violation -
and 75 counts of dispensing or
distributing controlled sub-
stances including four counts
that charged the deaths resulted
from the use of drugs distributed
by the defendant. Sentencing is
pending, but Merrill could- be
ordered to pay more than $1.5
million in restitution.
Classic Ponzi Scheme: Two
Palm Beach County men were
each sentenced to 25 years in
prison after they pleaded guilty
to what detectives called a clas-
sic Ponzi scheme. Thomas A.
Masciarelli, 48, of Palm Beach
Gardens and Steven P. Petrarca,
55, of Lake Worth each pleaded
guilty this past March to racket-
eering (first-degree felony)
before Circuit Court Judge
Stephen Rapp, and in May the
two were sentenced for defraud-
ing more then 30 investors in
Florida and Rhode Island. Mas-
ciarelli and Petrarca convinced
investors to invest in American
Real Estate Investors, Inc., a
company that purported to
invest in local real estate.
Investors were promised a
return of up to 9 percent. The
investigation found that Mascia-
relli and Petrarca never invested
the money as promised. and
instead diverted $1.2 million for
their own use.
Preying on the Elderly: A
insurance agent who organized
an elaborate bait-and-switch
scheme that systematically
defrauded more than 1,200
South Florida seniors will spend
30 months in prison. At his Janu-
ary sentencing, Brian Lee
Shechtman, of Hollywood, was
also sentenced to 15 years pro-
.bation and was ordered to pay
more than $1.4 million in restitu-
tion. Shechtman's scheme tar-
geted senior citizens between
the ages of 75 and 94 to switch
their health insurance to lower-
cost policies, overbilled them
and then, applied the money to
additional life insurance policies
without the victims' knowledge.
There were multiple schemes at
play and several of the victims
had to dip into their life savings
to pay medical bills that they
thought were covered. Some
lost their homes. Two of Shect-
mans' cousins were also
ordered to spend time in prison
for their roles in the scheme.
Empty Promises: Two men
who sold empty promises and
bogus health insurance plans to
tens of thousands of people in
Florida and 43 other states can
be assured themselves of one
thing they will spend time in


prison. The principals of TRG
Marketing, LLC. Carmelo Zan-
fei and William Paul Crouse -
were sentenced last August to
two years and four years in
prison, respectively. Zanfei and
Crouse marketed a bogus health
plan, claiming that the self-
insured plan was exempt from
the licensing and certification
requirements of state law. The
health plan was insufficiently
funded and failed to pay millions
of dollars of claims, resulting in
financial devastation for the cus-
tomers who believed they had
valid health insurance. In addi-
tion to their prison sentences,
Zanfei and Crouse were ordered
to serve 20 years probation and
to jointly pay restitution of nearly
$3 million and investigative
costs.
A Friend Indeed: Charles
"Gary" Cowden, of Sanford, is
facing six to eight years in prison
- plenty of time to think about
how he bilked a friend and sev-
eral others out of more than $1
million. The investigation began
in early 2005 when the depart-
ment received an allegation that
he sold fictitious annuities, val-
ued at $50,000, to a friend. Cow-
den was arrested for grand theft
and a search warrant was exe-
cuted at his home office. As a
result of that search, he was
charged with an additional
count of grand theft and uttering
a forged instrument stemming
from the discovery that Cowden
had sold other fictitious annu-
ities in excess of $1 million.
Cowden pleaded guilty to
numerous felony charges and
will be sentenced in July.
Sing it from the Rooftop: A
Louisiana roofing contractor
who came to Florida to profit
from hurricane-damaged homes
in Central Florida didn't do him-
self or his workers any favors.
Todd Woods, owner of A-1 Con-
struction, presented certificates
of liability insurance to a local.
roofing contractor, the City of St.
Cloud, and Osceola County, but
when it was discovered the cov-
erage was valid only in
Louisiana, Woods leased five
employees including himself -
through two employee leasing
companies. However, during a
local television interview Woods
said he had brought several hun-
dred workers to Florida. Woods
was arrested for presenting false
certificates of liability insurance
(third-degree felony) and work-
ing without workers' compensate
tion insurance (second-degree
felony) and was ordered to par-
ticipate in the Pre-Trial Diversion
Program and pay a $10,000 fine
and investigative costs.
Trust Fund Tackle: Her boss
trusted her with his mail, phone
calls and business accounts, but
clearly shouldn't have. Louanne
Hickey used her access to steal


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My cat
Simon has a history of urinary
tract disease. He has been hospi-
talized three times, and has been
catheterized. My veterinarian says
if he blocks a fourth time a special
surgery will be recommended. I
want to do everything to avoid the
cost and pain of surgery for
Simon. I have him on special
food, and I monitor him closely.
My Vet says if I catch a urinary
problem very early, then maybe
antibiotics can be used to avoid
the surgery mentioned earlier. Is
there anything else 1 can do to
catch any other signs of early uri-
nary infections for Simon?
Thanks, Betsy in Royal Palm
Beach.


Doc Savvy
A: Hey.there Betsy! Yes there is
something else to do. Ask your
veterinarian about the new type
of cat liter which will monitor
Simon's urinary ph. It has a color


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changing component to detect
early urinary infection. If there is a
trace sign of Simon's urinary
ph changing, then the liter will
charge to red. Urinary ph is a big
factor in urinary infections. This
way you can physically monitor it
daily when you change out the cat
box. Hopefully it will help early
detection so you can avoid sur-
gery or even hospitalization. The
surgery I think you are referring to
is called a PU surgery, it can be a
bit costly and complicated.
Hope that helps Betsy, take
good care of Simon, Doc Savvy.
Be sure to e-mail your pet
questions to DocSavvy@aol.com
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weekly in The Pet Corner. ,


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more than $140,000 from
accounts, and intercepted mail,
telephone calls, notices, and
information from banks intend-
ed to notify her boss John Gallet-
ta Jr., an attorney in St. Johns
County, of the matter. Hickey
was convicted of second-degree
grand theft and was sentenced
to 10 years probation, with the
first three years to be served on
community control, and was
also ordered to pay $42,000 in
restitution.
A 'Churning' Sensation:
Tampa Insurance Agent Herman
Roger Letchworth III "churned"
up a big mess for himself.
Churning is the industry term for
an agent selling or creating a
new policy only to earn the com-
mission. Letchworth churned
up thousands of dollars in fraud-
ulent commissions for himself
by pilfering money from existing
customers' policy premiums
and falsifying life insurance
applications for nearly 60 cus-
tomers in Pinellas and Hillsbor-
ough counties. During the DIF
investigation, Letchworth admit-
ted he changed names, dates of
births, addresses and telephone
numbers of customers to gener-
ate new applications for life
insurance policies. Last Septem-
ber, Letchworth was convicted
in Pinellas County of insurance-
fraud and ordered to pay
$81,000 in restitution.
A Cash Infusion: DIF Detec-
tive James Kappel received a tip
that Michael Andre Griffin, of
Tampa, was approaching
patients at St. Anthony's Out-
Patient Clinic and offering $100 a
'week and grocery coupons to
seek HIV-infusion treatment at
North Tampa Medical Center.
Detective Kappel went to the
clinic and was approached by
Griffin, who offered the detec-
tive $100 a week and a $50 Kash
and Karry credit card if he
agreed to get the treatments.
Later, in a telephone call, both
Detective Kappel and DIF Detec-
tive John Womer were solicited
to get the treatments and a $30
massage three times a week was
added to the offer. Using a DIF
vehicle equipped with audio and
video recording devices, the
detectives met with Griffin and
were again solicited. Last Octo-
ber, Griffin pleaded guilty to
patient brokering and was sen-
tenced to 151 days in county jail.
Griffin provided information that
led to additional arrests by the


Federal Bureau of.Investigation
and the Federal Department of
Health and Human Services for
$6 million in fraudulent
Medicare and insurance billings.
Double Rip-Off: A dozen indi-
viduals have pleaded guilty to
purchasing the identities of
unsuspecting customers at a
Miami auto dealership and using
the information to create driver
licenses for imposters to present
at area clinics for treatment of
alleged injuries from auto crash-
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Service award
nominations sought
The City of Clewiston City Com-
mission is seeking nominations for
the annual Outstanding Communi-
ty Service Award. If you wish to
nominate someone who deserves
recognition for their outstanding
community service in the Clewis-
ton area, please obtain a nomina-
tion form from Iva Pittman at City
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Guardian Ad Litem
volunteers needed
Are.you flexible, open-minded
and interested in advocating for a
child? Only 60 percent of Lee, Col-
lier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry
county children taken from their
homes due to allegations of abuse
or neglect have a volunteer
Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to pro-
tect their interests: A GAL volun-
teer has the opportunity to be a
champion for an abused, neglect-
ed or abandoned child in court and
within the community, strongly
supported by program staff.
New Guardian ad Litem training.
begins Saturday, July 15, in Fort
Myers.
For information, to apply, or to
ask how your business or organiza-
tion can help, call Jackie at 239-


Life

Continued From Page 1
too old. Therefore, during the
war he remained in Clewiston
and worked at the sugar mill.
Even in such a small town
rationing was not an issue. Mr.
Edmonds said that his family
always had basic necessities for
living.
Of course, Mr. Edmonds did not


Reunion
Continued From Page 1
Coral, the class of '76 traveled
back to Clewiston for their thirty
year class reunion.
On Saturday, June 24, the class
gathered for an alumni softball
game. After many "Who's that
guy?" and "It's so good to see you
again," the game was on.
After a rousing game, it was
time for them to eat. They grilled
hot dogs and milled around for a
little while just catching up on
friends and reminiscing.
That night they gathered at the
Clewiston Country Club and had
dinner. Sean Scheffler, the class
president, welcomed his class-
mates and old teachers. The
teachers were honored with the
privilege of getting dinner first;
then everyone enjoyed a delicious
meal.
The teachers that were present
had a chance to say a few words
in 'memory of the class. Mr. Bob
Belton, who taught most of them
driver's education, said, "For
those of you who were in my dri-
ver's ed class: check your review
mirror, reduce your speed, and
signal." Of course, each class-
mate remembered the time spent
in Mr. Belton's class and how
many times he had to tell them to
slow down and use turn signals.
Sherri Williams Green also
took the time to remind the class-


533-1425 or 866-341-1GAL. awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety
Story telling by providing services, referrals and
education relating to the affects of
at the library domestic/sexual violence in our
Miss Latina Yamilet Orta will be community. The meetings rotate
presenting a story time for children between LaBelle, Clewiston and
at the Clewiston Library on Satur- Moore Haven. To get involved in
days from 10 to 11:30 a.m. she will the council or for information
also be doing a craft with the chil- about meeting dates and times,
dren. All ages are welcome, please call Abuse Council and
Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Extension
Summer reading (REACT): (863) 674-1811 8:30
program for teens a.m.-5 p.m. to speak with an advo-
cate.
The Clewiston Public Library is
sponsoring a Summer Reading CREW seeks donations
Program for Teens ages 12-17. The The Community Rebuilding
program is titled "On the Edge" Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) of
and will be held on Mondays and Hendry and
Wednesday, beginning July 10. Glades Counties is seeking
Teens will meet at the library from donations of building materials
10 a.m. until noon. Planned activi- and supplies, including lumber,
ties include movies, pet care, guest nails and .drywall, to assist resi-
speakers, and crafts. Featured will dents with repairs and continued
be instruction on making "Critter clean up efforts in the aftermath of
Cots", beds for dogs and other ani- Hurricane Wilma.
mals. The kickoff is on July 10, at 10 Donations, including monetary
a.m. with Joe Whitehead as the contributions, are tax deductible.
featured speaker. This is a new and For more information, come by
exciting program that seeks to our office at 121 Central Ave. rear
include teenagers in the Summer entrance or email CREWhead-
Reading initiatives that have been quarters@aol.com or phone (863)
active for several years at the 983-2390:
Library. For more information, con-
tact Sue Vaughn, Literacy Coordi- Food bank
nator, at the library (863) 983-1493
or at home (863) 983-1365. Fliers sets schedule
are available at the library and from The Hendry County food bank
teens who are serving as advisors will be distributing commodities
to the Library Board. for the needy families in Hendry
County once every month sched-
Volunteer position ule as follows: July 21, Aug. 25,
available Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 15.
Location Clewiston at St. Mar-
A volunteer position available garet's Catholic Church, 208 N.
as a Court appointed Juvenile Arbi- Dean Duff Ave, Clewiston Pick up
trator for the Twentieth Circuit in times are 12-3 p.m.
LaBelle. The court is responsible
for imposing sanctions on first time New times set
juvenile offenders. If interested, for AA meetings
please call (239) 458-7088. forAAmeetings
Alcoholic Anonymous meet-
Free diabetes ings are now held at Community
d a n Presbyterian Church, 417 Royal
education classes Palm Avenue, Tuesdays, from 8-9
Free Diabetes Education classes p.m., as well as Fridays and Satur-
are being offered at Hendry days, from 7-8 p.m. Meetings also
Regional Medical Center. Call Toni take place on Thursdays at the
at 983-1123 for more information. Palm Terrace Nursing Home, 301
S. Gloria Street, from 4-5 p.m.
Stop the
violence Hurricane Wilma
The Hendry and Glades Domes- Disaster Relief Help
tic and Sexual Violence Council's Possible help is still available
mission is to increase community from our local Community


have a perfect life in Clewiston.
During his career at U.S.
Sugar, Edmonds encountered a
near-death experience. While
working, he was buried beneath
rubble. After being buried for
forty-five minutes, Edmonds was
rescued by fellow workers. "I
had on a brand new shirt, and
the sugar cane was eating away
the fabric," Edmonds said,
recalling the episode.
Mr. Edmonds's favorite years


include 1963-64. He remembers
these years well because the seg-
regation movement had just
begun to affect his small-town
life.
His later years were spent
working and raising his family.
Willie Edmonds now resides
at Oakbrook, a nursing home in
LaBelle.
His family will hold a celebra-
tion in honor of his 102nd birth-
day at Oakbrook on July 5.


Rebuilding Ecumenical Workforce
(CREW). But you must register
again! Call CREW at (863)983-
4316 or email to: CREWheadquar-
ters@aol.com. If you have regis-
tered and do not hear from us by
the end of March, please let us
know. CREW offices are at 352 W.
Arcade in Clewiston, and at 300
Avenue L in Moore Haven (inside
the Methodist Church).
Homestead exemption
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry
County property appraiser,
announces that property owners
who have established a new per-
manent residence in Hendry
County, or have changed owner-
ship in any manner must make a
new application and qualify for the
$25,000 Homestead exemption. If
you have established residency
before Jan. 1, you can come in and
apply. Should you have any ques-
tions, or need additional informa-
tion, please feel free to call the
Clewiston office at (863)983-3178.
Clewiston office hours are 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Our
temporary office is located at 100
E. El Paso on the corner of El Paso
and Central.
Free services
to help elders
I Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regular
basis at the Moore Haven, Clewis-
ton, and LaBelle sites between. the
hours of 12-2:30 p.m. You can con-


City
Continued From Page 1
staff returns with a proposal that
follows closer in line with the
state's current guidelines.
The proposal is expected to
take into account bus stops,
another location where some of
the area's children at times gather.


Award
Continued From Page 1
person that thinks.of others before
he thinks of himself. This person
must be dedicated to the service of
helping others.
Nominations are being accept-
ed for the Outstanding Service
Award. If you wish to nominate
someone that deserves this award,
a nomination form can be
obtained from Iva Pittman at the
Clewiston City Hall, located at 115
West Ventura Avenue, or at (863)
983-1484. A form can also be
downloaded from the city's web-
site, www.clewiston-fl.gov.
Nominations must be received
by Friday, July 28.
The City Commissioners will
honor the winner at the Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce's annual
dinner in September.


tact Tera or Linda at the Center for
Independent Living at (941)766-
8333 in Charlotte County to find
out the days that they will be avail-
able in those areas.
Wednesday
night dinners
The VFW Post 4185 Ladies Aux-
iliary serves dinner every Wednes-
day. Dinners are served from 6
until 8 p.m. The cost is $6 and the
public is. invited to eat in or take
out. A different meal is served each
Wednesday. Please call 983-9748
to order or to find out the menu for
the month.
Bingo night will change
Clewiston Elks Lodge #1853 is
proud to announce that they will
be playing bingo on Thursday
nights as opposed to Monday
nights. All are welcome to come
and play; cash prizes awarded.
Proceeds also go to helping local
students obtain scholarship
opportunities. Early birds start at
6:30 p.m. with regular games start-
ing at 7:30 p.m. Help us to help
others because "Elks care-Elks
share."
Support Services
The Agricultural and Labor Pro-
gram, Inc. located in Winter
Haven, has been awarded a grant
from the Department of Commu-
nity Affairs to provide Low Income
home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
services to eligible applicants in


Hendry and Glades Counties. For
an application and/or information
please call (800)330-3491.
Addiction recovery help
Narconon reminds parents that
during the summer months, chil-
dren are more apt to let boredom
set in and drugs and alcohol can
work into their lives. To help your
child this summer, learn to recog-
nize the signs of drug and alcohol
addiction and get the help they
need.
If you or someone you know is
struggling with an addiction, call
Narconon. NARCONON offers free
addiction counseling, assess-
ments, and referrals to rehabilita-
tion centers nationwide by calling
1-800-468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com.
CREW needs
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) of
Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
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 information, come
by our office at 121 Central Ave.
rear entrance or email CREW-
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The class of 1976 got together recently and enjoyed a game of baseball at Sugarland Park in
Clewiston.


mates of some popular trends
that were introduced during their
high school years. Clogs, petal
pushers, and hiphuggers were the
fads that made the 1970s. ATM's
. were invented, and People maga-
zine published its first issue.
The class spent some time
reminiscing about their high
school years. They recalled hav-
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typewriter in Mrs. Bettye McAllis-


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hydrants with Mr. Chapman. They
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candy, and combs.
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee











This is the 'Journey to restore America's Everglades'


By MaiyAnn Morris
The "water problem" in South
Florida is a big one and public
awareness has spurred efforts to
assure Floridians that clean water
will be there for their use, but not
so much that it floods their homes
and ruins natural resources.
New technology has speeded
up and improved the ability of sci-
entists and engineers to see the
long-term damaging results of the
old "ditch it and drain it" philoso-
phy that had characterized the
development of Florida since it
became a state. The Comprehen-
sive Everglades Restoration Plan
(CERP) will improve south Flori-
da's ecosystem (including human
habitat) by restoring water flows
that were changed tremendously,
with all good intentions, over the
past century. It is the largest envi-
ronmental restoration effort in the
world.
CERP projects will capture and
store as much of the billions gal-
lons of fresh water as possible
which are now drained off into the
Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
There are more than 50 separate
projects in the 16 counties of CERP.
CERP is all of South Florida, which
has a growing population of more
than 7 million residents.
CERP was authorized by Con-
gress in 2000. Now, many individ-
ual CERP projects are being
designed, land is being acquired,
and related efforts are underway.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers (COE) is the lead agency,
working with the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) and other federal, state,
local and tribal partners. The Ever-
glades is unique there is no
other wetland system like it on
earth. It is home to rare and endan-
gered animals and plants. Floiidi-
ans rely on the Everglades to pro-
vide water supply, recreation and
economic benefits, and enhance
quality of life. CERP is the only
comprehensive plan to restore the
Everglades.
The seven principal features of
CERP are designed to improve
water quality, quantity, timing and
distribution. Each CERP project
includes one or more of these fea-
tures: Kissimmee Chain of Lakes
and the Kissimmee River, the Indi-
an River Lagoon and the St. Lucie
River, the Caloosahatchee River
and Big Cypress National Preserve,
Biscayne Bay, Florida Keys, Florida
Bay and Everglades National Park,
plus Lake Okeechobee water con-
servation areas. These seven fea-
tures are:
Surface Water
Storage Reservoirs
181,300 acres of above and in-
ground reservoirs are planned to
store millions of gallons of water.
The C-43 reservoir is under con-
struction in Hendry County.
Aquifer Storage
and Recovery
More than. 300 underground
water storage wells are proposed
to store up to 1.6 billion gallons of
treated water a day in confined
aquifers.
Stormwater
Treatment
Areas (STA)
35,600 acres of manmade wet-
lands will be constructed and plant-
ed with phosphorus-hungry plants
to remove pollutants and other
harmful contaminants from water
before it is discharged to the Ever-
glades.


Wastewater Reuse
Two advanced treatment plants
are proposed to recycle more than
220 million gallons of wastewater a
day, adding a new source of high
quality water for the southern Ever-
glades. Irrigation systems use recy-
cledwater.,
Seepage
Management
Barriers
Barriers are proposed to be built
to stop the rapid underground
seepage of water out of the Ever-
glades, which today results in the
loss of millions of gallons of water
each year
Removing barriers
to sheet flow
More than 240 miles of canals
and levees may be removed to
restore the historic overland sheet
flow (shallow water flowing slowly
onr the surface) through the Ever-
glades wetlands. Sections of Tamia-
mi Trail will be elevated to handle
increased water flows contributed
by CERP project features.
Operational
Changes
Changes will be made in the
regional water management sys-
tem to benefit Lake Okeechobee,
the Everglades and the coastal estu-
aries.
On October 14, 2004, joined by
a host of environmental advocates,
Governor Jeb Bush unveiled an
ambitious plan to accelerate the
restoration of America's Ever-
glades. As part of the $8 billion
state-federal partnership to restore
the River of Grass, Florida is step-
ping up the pace to complete criti-
cal environmental projects more
than a decade ahead of schedule.
This is the Acceler8 Program.
I "Florida is strengthening its
commitment to the Everglades by
further accelerating the largest envi-
ronmental restoration effort in this
nation's history," said Governor Jeb
Bush. "Completing critical restora-
tion projects more than 10 years
ahead of schedule. will provide
immediate environmental, social
and economic benefits."
Florida decided to speed up
funding, design and construction to
complete eight of the CERP restora-
tion projects over the next seven
years. At substantial savings to tax-
payers, these eight projects include
construction of close to 20;000
acres of treatment marsh, which
use plants to clean pollution from
water flowing into the Everglades.
In addition, above ground reser-
voirs will offer 418,000 acre-feet of
water storage the same capacity
as six million residential swimming
pools and about enough to lower
the level of the lake one foot.
Construction of storage marsh-
es, reservoirs and stormwater treat-
ment areas to hold and store
stormwater runoff and also excess
water from Lake Okeechobee will
protect the coastal estuaries and
the Everglades to the south. By not
storing all the excess water in the
lake, the Herbert Hoover Dike,
never intended to create long term
storage of water, will be protected
from the pressure of accumula-
tions of high water. At the same
time, this water can be released
from storage when needed to keep


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For the most part, CERP
involves the Kissimmee River
area, the Lake Okeechobee
area, the Everglades Agricul-
tural Area and regions to the
south.
fresh water for human use includ-
ing agriculture. Coastal wetlands
near Biscayne Bay will improve
marine habitat and Biscayne
National Park. Another "canal" will
give more sheet flow to Florida Bay,
again doing away with harmful
fresh water discharges in the South-
ern Glades and other areas.
With much of the land needed
to complete Everglades restoration
already in public ownership,
remaining parcels will be acquired
at today's prices avoiding rising
property values. Construction and
engineering jobs will be created in
South Florida, while labor and
materials will be purchased at
today's prices.
Restoring America's Everglades
will revive habitat for more than 60
threatened and endangered
species, establish a reliable supply
of water for more than 8 million
Floridians and provide flood con-
trol consistent with the restoration,
rather than dumping it, via the
rivers into the oceans a benefit
that was emphasized by the impact
of four hurricanes on South Flori-
da's shores.
Acceler8 is a 50-50 state-federal
partnership which implements the
$8 billion Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Plan. Florida has
committed more than $2.5 billion
through the end of the decade to
clean up and restore America's
Everglades.
Planners hope that someday
Lake Okeechobee will once again
become a healthy lake. Both the
shallow *and open water areas
within the lake, essential to its com-
mercial and recreational fishery
and other aquatic species, will be
greatly enhanced by the improved
water levels as a result of the Com-
prehensive Plan. This will mean
more abundant and healthier fish
populations. Water quality in the
lake will also be improved signifi-
cantly by reducing the nutrient
loading of water flowing into the
lake. Lake Okeechobee provides
huge regional benefits to wildlife,
including waterfowl, other birds,
and mammals.
Major benefits will be provided.
to the Caloosahatchee and St.
Lucie estuaries and Lake Worth
Lagoon. The Comprehensive Plan
eliminates almost all the damaging
fresh water releases to the Caloosa-
hatchee and most detrimental
releases to the St. Lucie and makes
substantial improvements to Lake
Worth Lagoon. As a result, abun-
dant favorable habitats will be pro-
vided for the many aquatic species
that depend on these areas for
food, shelter, and breeding
grounds, thereby enhancing the
productivity and economic viability
of estuarine fisheries.
Sources for this article include:
South Florida Water Management
District: www,sfwmd.gov, Florida
Dept. of Environmental Regulation,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:
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14 SPORTS Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, June 29, 2006


Lake Osborne is bass 'honeyhole' to anglers


Anglers looking to bag a
largemouth bass might want to
plan a fishing trip to Lake
Osborne in Palm Beach County.
A recent creel survey shows bass
angling has been hot lately on
the 356-acre lake, according to
freshwater fish experts at the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC).
Anglers hauled in 26,000 large-
mouth bass over the recent six-
month survey period and released
93 percent of them. They caught an
average of 1.5 largemouth bass an
hour. Fisheries experts say any spot


where anglers catch more than .5
fish per hour qualifies as a 'honey-
hole,' an ideal spot to find bass.
Not as many anglers spent time
looking for sunshine bass, a cross
between a white bass and a striped
bass that South Florida anglers can
find only in the Lake Osborne
chain of lakes.
"This survey tells us Lake
Osborne is a very important
largemouth bass fishery in Palm
Beach County, and catch rates
are exceptional," said FWC
South Region freshwater fish-
eries administrator Jon Fury.


"However, I'd like to see the sun-
shine bass effort improve."
For the past five years, the FWC
has worked with Palm Beach
County to enhance the shoreline at
Lake Osborne by planting desir-
able aquatic vegetation to boost
fish habitat. "This will help ensure
Lake Osborne has a healthy fishery
for years to come," Fury said.
Aside from largemouth and
sunshine bass, Lake Osborne is
home to black crappie, bluegill,
redear sunfish, catfish and
Mayan cichlids.
During creel surveys, FWC fish-


series employees interview anglers
about what they catch, what they
keep and what they are fishing for.
This type of sampling is used to
measure factors such as catch
rates, public response to manage-
ment strategies and economic
value of recreational fisheries.
Because this data is often used in
making management decisions
that can affect anglers, it is impor-
tant to provide accurate answers
during a creel interview, Fury said.
The term "creel survey" comes
from the wicker creels that held
anglers' catches in past years.


FWC Dove Club offers good hunting events


Photo courtesy/FWC
Sporting adventure
Dove hunting is a popular sport in Florida.


The Greatest Father's


Day gift, your children


By Dan Shube
Tiger Woods is playing in his
first tournament after the passing of
his father Earl. As I have recently
faced health issues that made me
focus on how precious every
minute of life is on this earth. I have
been thinking about the impor-
tance of the relationship we have
with our children.
I'm not saying that my kids have
a Tiger-like swing. Quite the con-
trary, lefty Marisa did quite a pirou-
ette as she swung (and usually
missed the ball). Golf may not be in
her future plans.
. Spencer doesn't play golf very
often. His goal is to only play on
courses that are rated in the top
one hundred in the nation. When
little Spencer was younger, he liked
to drive the cart (rarely did it stay on
the path). Now Spencer is taller
than me, and I take Spencer to
learn to drive a car; My, have times
changed!
The key is that golf is a great tool
to get tool to get closer to your kids.


It can be used to teach etiquette
and life's lessons. Golf will help
forge a common bond. If your child
prefers to dance or fish, that's fine
too. The key is to find something
your children have a passion for
and to spend the time with them.
When I enjoy looking back on
many of thp presents, I have
received over the years from ,my
kids, it is not ties, golf balls, cigars,
or ashtrays that are significant.
Sure, I did save all that, but it is the
memories that I am desperately try-
ing to keep in this over-crowed
head of mine.
I wish I could turn back the
hands of time and have additional
moments with my kids when they
and I were younger. Of course, that
is not possible. What is possible is
to live every minute as if was your
last. Cri''.in kids are.s.till 'kids. And
many ot us now have grandchil-
dren. Teach them to play golf.
Spend time with them on the put-
ting green, driving range or doing
what makes them happy. The
memories you make will be the
greatest Father's Day gift of all!


By Tony Young
Tony.Young@MyFWC.com
To me, the best part about hunt-
ing is not harvesting game but
spending quality time in the out-
doors with good friends and family.
One of the best ways to do that is
through dove hunting. And, with
that in mind, it's easy to see why
great dove hunts are in such high
demand and often difficult to find.
That's why the FWC created its
special-opportunity Dove Club Pro-
gram to offer hunters the chance
to experience exceptional dove
. hunting on the state's best public
dove fields.
Dove Club permits allow one
adult and one youth (under age 16)
to hunt all scheduled dates for the
dove field of their choice. Permits
cost only $150 and enable both
hunters to take a daily bag limit of
birds. There are a total of eight
hunts on all but one of the selected
dove fields, and all are half-day
hunts and take place on Saturdays.
There are eight special-opportu-
nity dove fields scattered through-
out the state from as far west as
Pensacola to as far south as Miami.
Three of the fields are new, and
they are: Watermelon Pond Public
Small-Game Hunting Area
(PSGHA) in Alachua County,
Fussell Farm PSGHA in Polk County
and Allapattah Flats PSGHA in Mar-


tin County.
The five remaining fields might
be familiar to some dove hunters,
and they are: Schneider Farms
PSGHA in Escambia County, Car-
avelle Ranch in Putnam County,
Lake George Dexter/Mary Farms
Unit in Volusia County, Hilochee in
Lake County and Frog Pond in
Miami-Dade County.
Last year, nearly 1,200 hunters
participated in the special-opportu-
nity dove hunts and took more than
2,300 birds, for an average harvest
of two birds per hunter.
Dove Club permits go on sale
at 10 a.m. July 1, and hunters can
purchase these season passes at
any county tax collector's office,
license agent, online at
MyFWC.com/dove or by calling
toll-free 1-888 HUNT FLORIDA.
They're sold first-come, first-
served, and the best fields go
quickly, so you'd better get a
move on.
In addition to Dove Club per-
mits, there's another permit
hunters might want to apply for
in July, and that's a recreational
use permit.
Recreational use permits were
designed by the FWC to keep cer-
tain wildlife management areas
(WMAs) within the system.
Landowners of these properties
were under heavy pressure to lease
their lands to private individuals for


hunting clubs. These clubs were
willing to pay a lot more money for
use of the properties, so the FWC
created the Recreational Use Pro-
gram as a way to encourage
landowners by providing more rev-
enue to them, allowing these 10
properties to stay open to public
hunting.
These select WMAs are in the
northern half of the state, where
demand for premium hunting land
is high.
The areas are: Blue Water Creek
(Escambia County), Robert Brent
(Gadsden and Liberty counties),
Flint Rock (Jefferson and Wakulla
counties), San Pedro Bay (Madison
and Taylor counties), Nassau (Nas-
sau County), Grove Park (Alachua
County), Gulf Hammock (Levy
County), Twelve Mile Swamp (St.
Johns County), Relay (Flagler
County) and Ft. McCoy (Marion
County).
A recreational use permit
allows the permit holder and one
dependant child (under age 17)
to hunt, fish and use the property
for other recreational activities.
With the exception of hunting,
the permit holder's spouse and
other dependant children also
can fish and use the property for
recreational purposes as well.
These permits provide great
opportunities for families to
enjoy the great outdoors together


with activities such as camping,
hiking, horseback riding, ATV rid-
ing and wildlife viewing.
Get a hold of a 2006-2007 Recre-
ational Use Permit Worksheet if
you'd like to apply for one or more
of these great areas. Worksheets
can be downloaded from
MyFWC.com/hunting under
"Recreational Use" and are avail-
able at FWC regional offices and
tax collectors' offices in close prox-
imity to the specific WMAs.
Worksheets may be submitted
online at MyFWC.com/hunting or
at any license agent or tax collec-
tor's office beginning at 10 a.m.
(EDT) July 11. Permits are issued
first-come, first-served, and once
they go on sale, you can check
availability at MyFWC.com/hunting
under "Limited Entry Hunts."
You may only apply for and
receive one recreational use permit
for the same area, and once you get
one, it can be renewed annually for
the next two years, essentially mak-
ing it a three-year permit. Also, all
applicants are included in the
antler-less deer permit drawing, if
those permits are approved for the
particular area.
So if you'd like to join the FWC's
Dove Club or apply for a recreation-
al use permit, you need to do it in
July. Here's wishing you all luck in
drawing the hunt of your dreams.


Sports in Brief


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 (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
Lifeguards needed
, CLEWISTON The city of
Clewiston Recreation Department
is hiring Red Cross Certified life-
guards for the 2006 summer. Start-


ing pay is $9 per hour. Applications
are available at Clewiston City Hall.
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-
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RELIGION 15


Dwarf Shrub or



Majestic Tree?


Methodist Church hosts Vacation Bible School


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
On June 2, 1960, an 8 year old
boy was found sitting beside the
wrecked and burned plane in
which his father had been
instantly killed
in a crash 15
days earlier ..
For 15 days,
hungry and "
afraid, the boy t .
had waited. .,y
Royal
Canadian Air
Force and
civilian planes John
had scanned Hicks
70,000 square
miles of land for days but had
found no trace. On the 15th day
after the crash, a commercial
airline pilot sighted the boy
standing on a rock and waving
feebly for help.
For 15 days the boy had been
without food and his condition
showed that starvation would
shortly have overtaken him. One
of the tragic aspects of this acci-
dent was that there was no need.
for the boy to have been hungry.
Near the plane was a survival
kit containing rations for 24
days. It had been thrown clear
when the plane crashed but the
boy was unaware of what it con-
tained.
Many people today are like
the boy. They are lost in the
wilderness, not of the north
country, but in other ways, and
their starved ,souls suffer from
hunger and malnutrition with-
out realizing that help is close
by.
In Jeremiah 17:8; the prophet
talks about seeking nourishment
that is around us. Jeremiah tells
us that the person who trusts in
man is like a' shrub in the desert.
He shrivels up and dies. But the
person who trusts in God is/like
a tree planted by the water. He is
nourished, refreshed, in continu-
al contact with the. source of life
and renewal. He doesn't have to
fear drought or heat, for he' is
connected to a never-failing
source:of sustenance.
The' difference te1weeen a
shrub and a tree, says Jeremiah,
is nourishment. Where does the
person of faith find nourish-





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ment? We find nourishment first
of all, in God's word. The Bible is
like a stream that flows with life-
giving waters. How sad it is that
so many of us have ceased going
to the Word to drink and be
refreshed. How sad it is to live
like shrubs in a parched land
when help is so close.
Our first source of nourish-
ment is God's Word. Our.,second
source of nourishment is found
in worship. Why do millions of.
Christians all over this world still
make their way each week to the
House of God? It's because this
is one of the places we meet
God and are renewed in God's
grace. When we enter into wor-
ship with open hearts and
expectations, God comes alive
in our hearts. We are renewed
and refreshed. We stand taller
like trees, not shriveled up like
shrubs. The .third source of
nourishment is prayer. How can
we possibly expect to be all God
calls us to be if we don't spend
some time each day in commun-
ion with our Creator? I was sad-
dened to read a recent study
showing that the average pastor
surveyed prayed only three min-
utes each day.. If those of us who
lead the church, both clergy and
laity, do not keep the lines of
communication open to God,
then how can we hope to hear
God's voice? How can we hope
to sense God's leading? Many of
us need to go to our knees more
often than we do.
A dwarf shrub or a majestic
tree? If you and I are not stand-
ing as tall spiritually as we would
like, maybe it's time to re-evalu-
ate our sources of nourishment.
Are we spending time each day
meditating on God's Word?
Are we faithful in) finding our
way into God's House, and do
we come to worship with an
honest, open desire to meet God
and have God refresh our spirits?
And do we spend time each day
in communion with God, mak-
ing our requests known to Him
and listening as He speaks
through the quietness of our
own thoughts about His plan for
our lives?


" Manage Psylla
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Greening Disease
Citrus Greening Disease (CGD)
is here to stay. A systemic disease
that can kill an infected tree in
three to five years, CGD is proving
to be much more difficult to
control than canker. Symptoms
often don't show up in infected
trees for up to three years. By then,
it's too late.
Management of CGD depends .
on controlling the insect that
spreads the disease the Asian
citrus psyllid. An Integrated Pest,
Management program, including
both biological and chemical
controls to keep all nursery and
young trees psyllid-free, is the
most effective means for
controlling the pest and limiting
the disease's devastation.
It is also important to protect
the mature trees, especially
during the spring and early
summer flushes.
Groves should be scouted
regularly, and those where psylla
are present should be treated. For
quick, economical management
of infestations, depend on
Lorsbanm-4E insecticide as
part of the treatment rotation.
Foliar-applied at a rate of 5
pts./A, Lorsban helps keep psylla
populations under control and
provides broad-spectrum protection
'against other pests found in groves,
including citrus rust mite, scale,
mealybugs, aphids, whiteflies and
fire ants. Beneficial insects are also
important to psyllid control, and
the quick knockdown actionof
Lorsban allows for fast
recoloniization -
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populations.
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LJ Margolis led fun action songs each night at First United
Church of Clewiston Vacation" Bible School June 12-16.
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Marcia Cuellar led the role-playing Bible Story Adventure
each night at the First United Church of Clewiston Vacation
Bible School June 12-16.


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Ross Mack was among the children who enjoyed partici-
pating in the First United Church of Clewiston Vacation
Bible School June 12-16.


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Daria Drake enjoyed arts and crafts at the First United
Church of Clewiston Vacation Bible School.


Isabelle Harrison took care of the nursery at the First Unit-
ed Church of Clewiston Vacation Bible School June 12-16.


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* $579,900 PRICE REDUCEDI 3BD/2BA home on 2.34+/-
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system, dual fireplace, eat-in kitchen. Owner/Agent bring any seri-
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* $229,900 PRICE REDUCEDI Gorgeous new 3BD/2BA house
with garage. Split floor plan, living area w/ire place. Master bath-
room has a garden tub and dual sinks. Carpet and tile throughout.
This is a must see!
* $204,900 New 3BD/2BA home on a beautiful lot. Master bath-
room has a garden tub w/separate shower. Kitchen features an
island w/extra sink & more don't let this one slip by!
* $179,900 2BD/2BA.Facellent vacation or starter home on a
corner lotin Port LaBelle. Spacious living room and separate din-
ing room. Screen enclosed front and back lanai. lot has a separate
workshop and small tree house great for kids.
* $179,900 Great 4BD/2BA home that has been totally remod-
eled, NewnId lD ; air .t BPligation
and rear fencing. This great deal is ready for you to move in.
* $169,900 PRICE REDUCEDI- 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 completely
fenced in yard and an above ground pool.
* $94,900 3BD/IBA Newly remodeled home in LaBelle. This

potential or first time home buyer.


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* $499,000 This 3BD/2BA Mobile home sits on 9.44+/- acres
with a ring canal around the cypress head. There is also a 2BD/2BA
mobile home the property this mobile home features a screened
in porch, fireplace, new carpet and is wheel chair accessible. This
is a must see!
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse sits on
5+/- acres. Tins spacious home features an addition with it's own
entrance and much more. The property has a pond w/island and
bridge, an above ground pool, 2 barns & more.
* $300,000 3BD/IBA 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 Immaculate 2 1/2 year old 4BD/2BA manufactured
home across from the river and boat ramps, many, many upgrades.
A shed and irrigation. Call for more info.
* $189,900 Spacious 3BD/2BA on 1.88+/- acres in Muse. Home
features a split floor plan. The living area has a fireplace; kitchen
has an island and pantry. The master bedroom has an additional
room that can be used as an office or sitting room. The well and
septic tank are new. Call today for an appointment.
* $129,900 to $146,900 New 4BD/2BA & 3BD/2BA
Manufactured Homes on .50+/- acres in El Rio S/D.


* $142,700 3BD/2Ba New Manufactured home with pantry,
dual sinks, garden tub, separate shower and skylight in the guest
bathroom.
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*Rx for relaxation! A life long supply awaits you in
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home. There are 2 small ponds one with a working
water fall. This property can also be split into two
five acre tracts. $499,900
* Back on the market! This 2.5+/- acre mini estate
makes relaxing easy with a 3BR/2B manufactured
home. Featuring ceramic tile, textured.walls & spa-
cious kitchen. Only $179,900.
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$169,900.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 ac in grow-
ing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufactured
home with over 1100 sq ft of living area ready for
occupancy. SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE!
$149,900


* Charming Family Friendly 4/2 home on .78 acre!
Thoughtful design with split floor plan, beautiful
kitchen, and lavish Master bath. Bring you family to
Country.coziness! $137,900.
* 3BR/1B manufactured home on a canal in River
Oaks S/D in Ortona. Canal ends at the property with
a wood deck providing a great place to relax.
$120,000
* Renting? No Privacy? Stop throwing away all that
money and see how great ownership feels! 2/1 on
over a V acre yard. Start building equity today!
$113,500.
* Affordable living in town!! 2BR/2B manufactured
home in town close to schools and shopping. Don't
let the 2 bedrooms fool you, this home has over
ll00ofliving area! $105,900


* Best Bargain for Miles! 35 beautiful secluded acres
at ONLY $25,000. per acre! WITH Pole Barn, Electric
and several wells! Call ASAP for showing!
* Location of a Lifetime! Generations will flle past
well-traveled location of this 8+/- acres on SR 80 in
Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road frontage and 3 existing
entrances off of SR 80. Cleared with well and elec-
tric. Time's on your side in this investment!
$2,750,000.
* Location with a Future! 1700 Ft. Denaud. 6.39+/-
Acres already zoned RG1. Surrounded by upscale
subdivision. Ripe and Ready for developer.
$800,000.
The opportunities are endless! Bring your invest-
ment dollars here. 25 beautiful acres wtith Htvw 27
fiontage Next to water plant. Property was cleared
except for the majestic Live Oaks. Bring your ideas
and see! $650,000.
* 5+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation. Suitable for site
built home or manufactured. Only $165,000.
* Uncramp yourself on this spacious 2.5+/- acres
on Evans Rd. with a pond and fenced for livestock.


city features a 3BD/2BA manufactured home. This home was
remodeled in 2003, roof was also replaced. The yard is fenced and
there is also a separate privacy fence in the back yard.
* $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
* $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.
* $85,000 2BD/1.5BA Great retirement or starter home. New
carpet and tile. This is a must seel Call for more info.
* 78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The mobile home
is partially HA t itl8 W jfi MA.I~lSm and
oak trees.
* $52,000 PRICE REDUCED- 3BD2A Nice coerlot in
LaBelle with UNi 4lfi aorieQU { fst ffs l shop
ping and restaurants.
ACREAGE:
* $1,600,000 12.76+/- acres lots of old oaks. Currently being
used as a rental park. Please call for more info.
* $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 w/clean bill of health.
* PRICE REDUCED $900,000 45+/- Hard to find acres adjoin-
ing Babcock property in Muse. Paved road access.
* $850,000 40+/- acres beautifully secluded with pasture,
ponds, cabbage palms and oaks.
* $650,000- 2+/-acre in the heart ofAlva on busy SR 80.
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropicald setting in Moore Haven.
Property features all sorts of exotic fruit trees and plants. Pole barn
and 1930's home are located on the property,. Home is to be sold
"as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pinks, a pond and shed.
a $149,t90A.hhat is
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* $13,000 $72,900- Call for more information about 3 avail-
able lots in Fordson Park. The lots have been nicely maintained
and are dose 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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Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glades Elementary in Muse
and just minutes away from downtown LaBelle.
$3.50 per square foot
* OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. Loaded with
possibilities! 2 steel buildings with over 5,800 sq ft of
work area on 1+/- acre. Zoned for Heavy Industrial
use. Currently is fully rented out to 3 businesses.
Listed at only $525,000.
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glades Elementary in Muse and
just minutes away from downtown LaBelle. $3.50
per square foot.
* Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings with
over 5,800 sq ft of work area on 1+/- acre. Zoned for
Heavy Industrial use. Currently is fully rented out to
3 businesses. Listed at only $525,000.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre comer lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezoning to
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entertaining, a garden tub in the master bath, new
paint throughout and hew carpet. This mobile is
priced to sell! $125,000


AFFORDABLE AND WELL MAINTAINED
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4th bedroom. Perfect starter home or rental invest-
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tured home on 2.82 acres in quiet Ft. Denaud. This
immaculate home offers vaulted ceilings, entertain-
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surround sound, split floor plan, built in computer
center; large master BR&BA w/garden tub &'separate
shower. 'Upgraded appliances, large open kitchen
w/eat-in breakfast bar & formal dining. $199,500






THIS CHARMING CEDAR HOME sits on an over-
sized 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 storage. $199,900


THIS WATERFRONT HOMESITE is located in


LaBelle City limits, within walking distance of the
Barron Park, shopping and the river. This in one of
the few privately owned man made deep water
canals in LaBelle. Homesite includes ownership of
the canal, which provides protected boat dockage
and direct accessto the Caloosahatchee River
(Intracoastal Waterway).' $299,000
WATERFRONT HOMES / LOTS
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!1 This 3+/-
acre peninsula has over 700' of Caloosahatchee
River frontage with Hwy. 29 access. Zoned C-2 your
possibilities are endless! $3,300,000
ONE OF THE FEW RIVERFRONT PARCELS on
the market. This stunning 10.7 Acres is very unique
with 600 +/- feet fronting on the beautiful
Caloosahatchee River. Look to the East and West
and enjoy endless views from the raised riverbank.
The waterfront piece features lakefront on the
South side and riverfront on the North. Build your
dream home and enjoy the peace and tranquility
that LaBelle's Caloosahatchee has to offer.
$1,950,000
SPECTACULAR RIVERFRONT ESTATE site with
over 200 feet of waterfront and already separated
into 2 lots. The fabulous view is naturally pristine
across and up 'the river from this "Point" on both
the main river and the "Old River", which features
60 feet of protected dockage. There is NO "Corps
Setback" on either lot, which may allow houses
and/or pools unusually close to River. Beautiful area
of upscale homes within blocks of central LaBelle.
$1,500,000
WATERFRONT & PRIVACY AT IT'S BEST This
recently renovated 3BR/2BA home is located at the
Ortona Locks. Fish from your own private dock.
(Permit in place to add new dock w/ lift.) 'Priced to
Sell!!! $499,900


GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT! This 1.04 acre lot is ONLY CONDO ON THE MARKET IN LABELLEI
wooded and located on County Road 78. Build your This 2BR/2BA unit would make a great rental invest-
dream home on this parcel and enjoy endless views ment or full-time residence. Located on the first
of the Caloosahatchee River. Price Reduced floor this condo features a greenbelt view, tile in
$499,900 kitchen and bathrooms, and a bonus room.
SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR NATURE LOVERS. Comfortable living awaits your arrival! $150,000
This 2/2 CBS Home & Guest mobile is on Jacks, Under Contract
Branch with river access. This Unique one of a kind INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! This 2BR/1.5BA
property also has it's own private ISLAND. mobile home is located in quiet River Oaks in
Gorgeous property is covered with large oaks. Call Ortona FL. Great investment for the part-time
for more details. This is a MUST SEE. $475,000 Floridian, or a great get-away. The home is being
BEAUTIFUL RIVERVIEWS from this waterfront sold partially furnished, and offers a split floor plan
homesite on dredged river oxbow w/ private dock with vaulted ceilings. $58,500 UNDER CON-
in place. Homesite is located approx. 75 ft. from the TRACT
main river in an area of nice homes. Permits are in
place to re-dredge oxbow to 6-8 ft. depth. HOMES ON ACREAGE
.$499,000 UNIQUE, DESIRABLE AND SECLUDED! Less
HOMES IN THE CITY than a mile from the new West Glades Elementary.
MOVE IN READYI Newly remodeled 3BR/2BA This property is 14.5 acres in one of the fastest
home located on large lot in the city. New carpet, growing areas of Glades County. Surrounded by
flooring and interior paint and spacious master bed- large acreage, this parcel has been cleared and
room. Price reduced to sell $179,900 Under fenced. This custom built home is spacious and
Contract very well kept. Over 3,400 sq.ft. split floor plan fea-
THIS IMMACULATE 2BR/1.5BA home is located in tures ceramic tile, 3 large bedrooms, walk-in closets,
the center of town close to everything. What a ter- and 2.5 spacious baths. The island kitchen has walk-
rific home for someone just setting out on their in pantry, breakfast area, and is open to the large
own or sizing down. Home is partially furnished and family room. The master bedroom and bath offer
ready, for you! $159,900 his and hers walk-in closets, garden tub, separate
HOMES shower, dual sinks and access to the pool. Too many
3 BR/2BA CBS HOME W/POOL is in Laurel Oaks, improvements to mention, call for your private
a very desirable neighborhood with a great floor showing! $1,475,000
plan for a growing family. Property is surrounded by 3BR/1BA CBS HOME on 8.8+/- acres fronting on
large oaks and a few fruit trees. Home/pool needs paved road approx. 3 miles from town. Property is
TLC & some repairs. Home is being sold AS IS. fenced & cross fenced w/gorgeous oaks and horse
$235,000 stable. $490,000.


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18 AGRICULTURE Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Prickly Pear for pain and pleasure


By Dan Culbert
IFAS Extension Service
Most folks know that cactus
grows in deserts, but few realize
that here in Florida we also have
native Florida cactus. Cattlemen
and land managers generally hate
them, but cacti have some desir-
able features that homeowners
may want to consider before doing
battle with these sticky succulents.
Today's column points to prick-
ly pear cactus, one of our Florida
natives. It can be used for food and
is grown commercially. In Florida
Yards they can be effective as bur-
glar bushes and once established
require little care. There are some
prickly pears that are endangered
in natural areas. Others are prohib-
ited as invasive nightmares and
have been studied as a plant in
need of biocontrol.
Opuntia is the genus in the cac-
tus family that includes prickly
pears. There are about 250 species
of these plants, and all are natives
of the New World. Most are found
in drier climates, but 19 native
species of these cacti are found.
east of Mississippi. Florida boasts
nine native prickly pear species,
and there's a chance of finding five
of them near our area of the state.
Eastern Pricklypear or Indian fig
(Opuntia humifusa) is the species
of prickly pear most common in
our area. It grows from Florida to
Massachusetts, and west to Michi-
gan and Oklahoma, and has even
been reported in Canada.
Depending upon the species,
prickly pear plants can grow from
one to 20 feet in height. They form
irregular clumps or shrub-like
mounds with a very coarse tex-
ture. Our local species only grow
to 1.5 feet in height and one clump
rarely spreads much more than a
few feet across.
Many cacti do have leaves, but
they are usually too small to be
seen. Some cacti have changed
these leaves into sharp spines. The
plate-like sections we call "leaves"
on prickly pear cactus are actually
modified stems and are 2 to 6 inch-
es long. Stem sections remain
green as they get older and are cov-
ered with 3-inch long spines. Back-
ing into the larger spines can be
quite painful, but the .very small
spines (glochids) are also found on
prickly pear cacti. They are found
on the numerous spots (called are-
oles) on the pads. These minute
glochids can cause a lot of irritation
when caught in clothes or skin.
Are cacti ugly? Take a look at
this plant when it is covered with a
large numbers of flowers and
enjoy its attractive show of color.
Prickly pear will bloom for several
weeks, but an individual flower
lasts only for one day. Flowers are
cup-shaped and yellow or some-
times orange to red. Blooms
appear on the outermost pads and
measure 2 to 3 inches across. The
showy berries may reach a length
of 2 to 3 inches and are reddish-
purple at maturity. When ripe dur-


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The Prickley Pear Cactus provides yellow blooms then red
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FLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION
ing mid to late summer, people can
enjoy eating prickly pears but first
the spines and glochids must be
removed. Try using thick leather
gloves or singeing them off with
fire. Peeled, sliced and sprinkled
with lemon, the berries have an
enjoyable, sweet-tart taste. Pre-
serves made from prickly pear fruit
are quite delicious, and the round
black seed inside have been roast-
ed and ground into flour.
Young stem segments of some
prickly pear are also edible, and are
grown much like a vegetable crop.
I have heard of a producer in
Glades County; however, most of
this specialty crop comes from
western US or Mexico. Commer-
cially these are called nopales, and
low-spine types are grown for obvi-
ous reasons. Commercial available.
prickly pear fruit are sometimes
called tuna or Indian Figs. The gel-
like liquid of a prickly pear cactus
can be used like a conditioner.
Prickly pears are also reported to
have medicinal uses.
Prickly pears are a valuable
plant in native habitats. Songbirds
and small mammals shelter in their
spiny den, surrounded by the
plant's stems and pads. Raccoons
and gopher tortoises eat the pads
and fruits. .Prickly, pear fruit and
seed are consumed by quail, wild
turkey, doves, thrashers and wood-
peckers, along with' many mam-
mals, such as fox, squirrel and rab-
bit. White-tailed deer also use the
plants as a springtime browse.
These jilants are well-suited to
hot, dry conditions. They require a
sunny, well-drained site and are
tolerant of sandy, alkaline soils.
Prickly pears are also well adapted
to seaside and rocky locations.
They can handle wet conditions


for only a very short period of
time. Prickly pear can be used as a
specimen and border plant in
areas where it is not an inconven-
ience to passersby. An established
row of these makes an impenetra-
ble border for pedestrians. I have
used it under a window as a very
effective "burglar bush".
Propagation is by division
because the seeds may be difficult
to germinate. Wrapping a long
rolled-up section of newsprint or
fabric around a pad provides a con-
venient handle that avoids the long
spines and short glochids. Pads can
then be cut off larger plants with
hand clippers. Cut surfaces should
be allowed to dry before they are
replanted into another location.
The plate-like pads can then be
placed on slightly moist sand to
obtain rooting.
Generally Opuntia have no
pests or diseases of great concern
in Florida Yards, but root rot can
be a problem in wet locations. A
moth and its hungry caterpillar
from Argentina have been used
.to help control runaway infesta-
tions of Prickly Pear species that
have invaded Australia and
Southern Africa. Over time, this
moth has found its way to Florida
and has become a problem to
prickly pear growers and certain
endangered native Opuntia. Our
recent Brain Bowl students
learned about how this biocon-
trol method has created some
problems and what is being done
about the spread of these Cacto-
blastus moths.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on prickly pear cactus, please
email okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call (863) 763-6469. Local residents
can stop by our office at 458 Hwy
.98 North in Okeechobee, and visit
our Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners from 1 to 5 PM on Tues-
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Housekeeper $9.00 per hour
Maintenance Worker $10.00 + B.O.E.
Players Club Representative $10.00 per hour,
Poker Dealer $28.00 avg. w/grats
Prep Cook $8.00 per hour
TAD Machine Technician $12.50 per hour
Vault Cashier $10.00 per hour
We are also seeking candidates for these professional positions:
Financial Analyst
Security Supervisor


Benefits available for all employees
www.theseminolecasino.com
Apply in person at: 506'S. 1st St.
Immokalee, FL
1-800-218-0007
The Seminole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace


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HELP WANTED
Custodian/Floor Technician Must be able to work evenings, work indepen-
dently, and have no criminal background. A valid drivers license is required.
Electrical Inspector Must have 8 yrs. experience with a licensed contractor.
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 sys-
tems or 8yrs equivalent experience.
The positions are full time with medical benefits,
retirement, sick and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled.
Job description & applications can be obtained in the Satellite Office
in Clewiston and the Courthouse in LaBelle in the HR Department.
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing assistance in the application
process should contact the Hendry County Commissioners HR department.


MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Experience preferred.
Bilingual English/Spanish
pref. Competitive salary
and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to
(863) 983-9604 or apply
at315 South W.C.
Owen Ave, Clewiston
FL
EOE/DFWP
SALES MANAGER
Hendry County
Motor Speedway
Salary plus commission.
Contact.Tom at:
(772)545-9051
SPRAY PAINTER
F/T Must have experience.
Apply in person at
M C Ventures or call
(863)675-3424
TREEHOUSE LEARNING
CENTER
Seeks:
F/f PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER
Must have current CDA &
be enrolled or interested in
attending PBCC.
Stop by for application:
1309 NWAve. L
Belle Glade
WORK 3-4 HRS PER WEEK.
Make $100. or more wash-
ing vehicles. No exp. neces-
sary Excellent work history a
must. No criminal-history
background. Reliable vehicle
is a plus. (954)551-0654


.The EO Group, Inc.

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

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE, DEPENDENT
LIFE INSURANCE & 401 K RETIREMENT

* CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
* SERGEANT
* VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR
(Web Design).
* MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
* RN
* CHAPLAIN (Part Time)
* ACADEMIC INSTRUCTOR

MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471

Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V


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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
June 26, 2006
BUILDING INSPECTOR
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $42,00 $65,000
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Perform all activities relating to plan
review and inspections relative to the requirements of adopted
building construction and related Codes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge and
experience in Codes, principals and practices-regarding
building construction and related trades. Knowledge of State
building codes and ordinances and their interpretation,
application and enforcement of field inspection. Ability to
prepare and present written and oral technical and operational
reports. Ability to work effectively with officials, owners,
contractors, department heads, advisory boards and the
general public. Knowledge and familiarity with permitting
profession conventions. Good communication skills both oral
and written.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSES, CERTIFICATION OR
REGISTRATIONS: Licensed by the State of Florida as a
Building Inspector or a 1 and 2-Family Dwelling Inspector.
Computer skills. Multi-license preferred.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or
Equivalent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Building Department
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00a.m. 5:00p.m., 5 days per week
CLOSING DATE: July 7, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
RO. Box 1018
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, Fl 33471t
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace




MANAGEMENT


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

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


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Full Ume L ERRN III Slili5upuvior
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Padium RN NurOlr,, SuperLSor
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Full time Reglsrered Nursec
Must possess a valid FL license with at least I yr. experience in
area of expertise.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Dru8 Free Workplace E EOE


SECRETARY


The Seminole Tribe of Florida
Recreation Department ha. ani
immediate opening lor a Secretary
at our Big Cypress Rese', at i.n

Pertorn general clerical duties, phones
tiling, typing, create documents &
flyers Good customer service, typing,
computer skills req. HS dip, GED req.

Applications at www.semtribe.com
or send resume to:
galtman(@semtribe.com
or fax (954) 967-3477



RELIABILITY ENGINEER

Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation
has immediate'opening for a Reliability Engineer.
Prefer Mechanical Engineering Degree but willing
to substitute 10 years experience in field. Micro-
soft computer skills a must. Salaried position,
bonus potential, 401 K, and benefits.

Contact HR Dept. @863.902.4133-
fax 863.902.4315,
or dmelton(southerngardens. corn


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Police Officer
(Certified)
$16.47 hr.
Accounting Specialist I
(Temporary)
$9.50 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.

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

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,.FIorida 33440.
or Fax 863-983-5116


Mechanic-Trailer-LaBelle
With tools, 1 year exp.
Excellent, Pay & Benefits
Call Today
OAKLEY GROVES, INC.
(800)969-8265 x 504
EOE


NURSE WANTED
Immediate opening for LPN
to work in Pediatricians office
in Belle Glade. Excellent
salary and benefits.
Phone 561-996-8505.
Fax 561 -996-7331
PATIENT ACCT RER
Computer exp needed.
Exp. with medical records a
plus. Bilingual English/Spanish
pref. Competitive salary & ex-
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Clewiston, FL
EOE/DFWP




SCHOOL NURSE, RN
Position #153-7084
The Health Care District is
seeking dependable and
motivated individuals to join
our School Health Depart-
ment. Candidates should be
currently licensed as a
Registered Nurse Licensure
by the State; preference for
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
and 2 years previous experi-
ence in pediatric nursing,
community health, and/or
experience in school setting.
We have openings in the
Belle Glade/Pahokee and
Palm Beach County area
schools. Functions will
iri Iud providing rnur ;ing
assessments, counseling,
and referrals; developing
student health plans;
monitoring prescribed
medications; ensuring
compliance with immuniza-
tion and health assessment
requirements; following-up
on screening outcomes;
identifying high-risk
students; and providing
in-services for school
personnel. Send to:'
HCDPBC
324 Datura St.
Suite 401
WPB, FL 33401
Fax to: (561)671-4670
Or Email:
Employment0hcdpbc.bro
EOE, DFWP Vet. Pref.




MERCHANDISER Needed for
local mass-retailer. $1 0/hr.
Background check run.
800-832-6755 Ext.434



A COOL TRAVEL Job. Now hir-
ing (18-24 positions).
Guys/Gals to work and travel
entire USA. Paid training,
transportation, lodging fur-
nished. Call today, Start to-
day. (877)646-5050.
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.'
DATA ENTRY! Work From
Anywhere. Flexible Hours.
.Personal Computer Re-
quired. Excellent Career Op-
portunity. Serious Inquiries
Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
700.
Driver- A HOMETOWN Carrier
For HOMETOWN Drivers-
Knight Transportation- Ask
about 7 out/7 home *Dally
& Weekly Pay. *2700
miles/week.*2005/06 Vol-
vos, (800)734-8169.


Driver- HOME WEEKENDS.
Flatbed Drivers can earn
$950+/Week at PGT. Great
Benefits & Equipment. Stu-
dents with CDL-A welcome.
Call (866)838-3584.
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.

INTERESTED IN A POSTAL
JOB Earning $57K/yr Avg
Minimum Pay? Our services
can help you prepare for the
Postal Battery Exam, Find
Out How! Call Today For
More Information.:.
(800)584-1775 Ref Code
#P5799.
Marine Dredging Contractor
seeks experienced 8-12 inch
Dredge Operators, Operator
trainees & deckhands. Fax'
resume to (904)992-0871 or
e-mail: dredging85@bell-
south.net.
National Carriers is a growing
Fleet offering, Regional &
OTR, Excellent Benefits,
Weekend Hometime, Out-
standing Pay Package &
Lease Purchase Options.
CDL-A Required
(888)707-7729 www.nation-
alcarriers.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)569-9298.0225
Owner Operators: Did you av-
erage $1.88 in your Tractor.
or $1.41 in your Straight
Truck last week? Our Owner
Operators did! Tri-State Ex-
pedited (888)320-5424.
We're raising pay for Florida
regional drivers! Home every
weekend! Home during the
week! Solid weekly miles!
95% no touch! Preplanned
freight! $.43 per mile, home-
time, money & more!
HEARTLAND EXPRESS
(800)441-4953 www.heart-
landexpress.com.
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classmleds.


$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.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




$479.97 Per Dayl! Simply Re-
turning Phone Calls. No Sell-
ing. No Explaining. For FREE
Information Call
(866)737-9959.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersoldl


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.



****FREE CASH GRANTS!
N $25,000++ **2006!**
NEVER REPAY Person-
al/Medical Bills, Business,
School/House. Almost Eve-
ryone qualifies! Live Opera-
tors! Avoid Deadlines!
Listings, Call (800)681-5732
Ext. 231.
HomeOwners! BAD CREDIT
PLEASE APPLY! BK's, late
mortgage payments, Fico
scores to 475! 24-hour ap-
provals. NO Payments until
July 1st. FL Licensed Mort-
gage Broker. Meridian Capi-
tal (800)424-0888.

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered 4 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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










ARRESTED? ACCUSED? AC-
CIDENT VICTIM? HURT?
Talk to a lawyer Now. Call 24
Hours. Personal Injury and
Criminal Defense. A-A-A At-
torney Referral Service
(888)733-5342. Protect
Your Rights.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature'required! *ExCludes

govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


NEW SELF STORAGE,
46 units7xl5, 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 monthly
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.


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 54.5
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins,'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer./Video 580
Crafts /Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets.,'Supplies/ '
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 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 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND- 4 ton Carrier
w/pad, ice cold, $250
(863)675-2844
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
WINDOW/WALL UNIT, Hot-
point 8,000 btu w/energy sav-
er, low hours. $160
(863)357-8788


BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $1000
neg. (863)697-0328


DISHWASHER- Whirlpool,
Under the counter. Has a
black, almond panels. $75.
(863)763-7695 or 634-8037
FREEZER- Sears, top load-
ing,excellent condition $80
(863)763-1377
REFRIGERATOR-W/ice mak-
er, good condition, $100
(8863)517-1974 La Belle
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, Both work perfectly.
$100. Will separate
(863)763-1361
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
$400 (863)763-3451
WASHERS & DRYERS
$95 & up, Up to 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778


BIKES (2) His/Her, Brand New,
Schwinn, 21 spd. & Road
Master 18 spd. Bell padded
seats. $199.863-983-7751
LADIES BICYCLE, Huffy, Red,
6 speed w/basket & bell.
Good condition. $45
(863)357-4188
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the clas-
sneds."


Emlymn


Driver Wanted!
We are looking for a minimum CDL
"B" with Hazmat who is looking for
a better opportunity. Our starting
pay is a minimum of $12+ hour
and we guarantee a minimum of 45
hours per week, plus quarterly cash
bonuses. In addition, we offer a
benefit package that includes Health
Care, fully paid short and long term
disability, life insurance and a 401 K
retirement program with matching
employer contributions.
Cut out the long commutes and
call this LaBelle company today.
800-330-1369.

R & D MAINTENANCE SERVICES
is a government contractor bidding the Lake Okeechobee
Project. We are looking for experienced people for the
following positions:
Project Management
Maintenance (Electrical, Mechanical & Hydraulic) .
Pest Control
Equipment & Boat Operation
If you are looking for an employee friendly atmosphere with
good benefits send your resume to:
R & o Maintenance Services Inc.
P.O. Box 815
Hennessey, Oklahoma 73742
Attn: Jerry Fulkerson EOE


The GEO Group, Inc,
RN's & LPN's
NEEDED

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


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DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE
LABOR <4> FINDERS
202 E. Sugaand Hwy. Ar m Clewiato Inn)
(863) 902-9494


ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE!
"FINAL CLEARANCE" 20x28
Now $4200. 25x32 $5800.
30x42 $9200. 40x62
$14,900. Limited, first come
first served. Front end op-
tional.. Pioneer
(800)668-5422, Quick deliv-
ery.
Arch Steel Buildings, Hurri-
cane Rated! FEMA grade.
Widths of 25; 30, 40 & 50.
Garage/Workshop/Storage.
Genuine SteelMaster Build-
ings, factory direct! Call
(800)341-7007. www.Steel-
MasterUSA.com.



ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ing $500 will sell separately.
863-634-8608.

ASPHALT
MILLINGS

Clean, crushed
asphalt material.

$300 per load
(18 cubic yards),
plus delivery

(239)872-1739
(239)872-1757

ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New, 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000-for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011


METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335
ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6,
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @ 10'x1 8", 3"
insulated, $600. Call
863-634-8608.



CRIB, Oak color, straight rails,
different heights, converts to
toddler bed, good condition.
$50 (863)763-3563
JOGGING STROLLER, Great
shape. $25. (863)675-3944
LaBelle.
SWING SET, Solid wood.
$150 (863)612-4800



DISHES: Tuscan Rooster de-
sign, 8 place settings, 3 pc.
canister set, 3 pc. mixing bowl
Now $60 (863)674-0098



COWBOY BOOTS, leather, 4
pair, women, size 6/a, exc.
shape, $140 will sell separ-
ately. (863)675-3667


AVON BOTTLE COLLECTION -
40 + pieces. $100 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5052
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358


FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offers! 863-763-8943
TRAIN SET- Lionel Santa Fe 0-
gauge, Engine, 3 cars &
track. $200. or best offer.
(863)983-7915



COMPAQ COMPUTER- Up-
graded, Desk top. With desk
& access. Good cond. $175.
or best offer. (863)467-0987
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158


CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $.650
(863)763-8943
COMPUTER DESK, 5 ft. long,
2 ft. deep, 5 ft. tall. $125
(863)357-4188
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
DRESSER, 40" Oak. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
END TABLES, 1 pair, 3
drawers. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $150
(863)634-3069
ROCKING CHAIR & footstool,
$35. LaBelle 239-822-5955
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $35
(863)675-7105
TABLE- Oak, Round, 1 leaf, 2
chairs w/coasters. $100.
(863)763-7695


KAHR P45- .45 cal. Semi-au-
to. 2 magazines,.Ammo.
$500. (863)983-7915
RCBS ROCKCHUCKER & RE-
LOADING EQUIP- 4 sets of
dies; powder charge & misc.
$100 (863)357-3107 aft 5



CIRCULARMATIC TABLE- Glo-
dria Marshall, Like new, $950.
(863)357-1183
NEW KING MEMORY FOAM
Mattress. Paid $230, asking
$170. Okeechobee area.
(863)763-5474
NEW QUEEN MEMORY FOAM
Mattress. Paid $187, asking
$125 firm. Okeechobee area.
(863)634-9620



SHELVES 2 Matching, Ivory
w/black board.- n bead
backs. 5'x2'. Great shape. 9
mos old. $60. (863)674-0098
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498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven -E E G A~
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WEBSITE: DY ESREALESTATE.COM MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:.
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)228-0023
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3BR, 1 1/2BA as is C '-i, +/-a55a-es$2SWacGlades Co.
$135,000 2 nt3 Bringallofrs,. .
3BR, 1BA $168,000 2BR, 1 BA $279,000 Watercress Farm 15 acres
Pioneer Plantationt
4B W, 4 f9, e 2BR. 1 1/2 BA Condo (8)
t. $15tK 10 acres IDeca cleared
.4BR. 2BA New Home MOBILE HOM1VES COMMERCIAL
$345,000 3BR/2BA Joshua Blvd Building 2476, sq. ft, on US
3BR, 2BA Many Extras $115,000 27 100'xl00' $550,000
4BR, 2BA Flaghole
$330,000 200,000o rt atl +
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$175,900 $1 Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
& Apt. $200,000
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Lic. ReRl Estate
..o0er 863-983-3508 863-228-6867
863-677-1010 '
Why Wait To Build?' Get It Now' CBS liOperating Fish FarmS! l. i.ni1 for a' i1i Hooker's Point 1 Br.'2 Ba .l H on 1.
Home. 1.6 '0 sqift .d 2ba. i car g3arae lair.,1:ntm6'nroppr' rlrv'C"-erhapsr.. re.u 1 ac:reo. New Metal roofo'rer
located on Teoa3 A.et polanr e package ne .ent[ure'Propert,'iti 10 3; or.r-dia Lste-J at[ 89,900 MLS 200642005
included cirt ,a after and s. age F.eir.; t. "fti "' PFhase. ,f 1a 4 Phase '.ovrii.n rie i, ;, New Listin Br Ea MH i'98
MoV'E In' 165 000 00) coimpli.d CurrPnll, all reduction is sold Homes of Merit on 1.25 Acres. Newly
.ut a,: d.inand ,.e t_,s .Urlplt With a mar- remodeled Master bath. $139,900 2.
Sweetlater Ave This property rh. i.et ,n r .Ed otf r.-:re pr:,.du.c an ideal loca- MLS# 200644944
mani bea3uiful i re s that include ,Id on nrd a d.tableIe el.-,- rnnrplan readyto, 3) Moore Haven River Gardens., 2
mapd an' ,3i r Si al man-made lake expand, this Is a great opportunity for any- lots ready for your ner home Call for
abundant of i ildie : 5 acres $74.9K one aiming for fantastic returns. MLS# details!!
200645189.Call Glenn @ 677-1441 for 4) Montura Ranch Estates We have
Get Preconstruction Price,4 available more information many lots from 1.25 acres and up.
3BR/2BA, 1 car g .arage I,:at on Texasr ed
Ave., Harlem S3bd .'r sq, ft. 2)Montura Ranch Estates An established Prced from 540K and up.
Special Loan pan a.ge Lut, Builders and operating Animal Rescue Center. 5) Pioneer Plantation 2,5 acres on
$160K Property is on 3.34 acres of Land, Have your Riviera St. Reduced to $65,000!! MLS# 3.
home and business all togethe'rwith a 4 bed- 200604536
Rental on North side 3bd/2ba over 2000 room/2 bath mobile home. Must see to 6) Ridgdill Subdivision 2 Waterfront
sqr, li.;ini Recently -,rnodel.d 303 E appreciate!! $274,900 MLS# 200644616 M/H Lots!! Will not last long at $55K
Padsena S,500 per rr,,o:nt-, 5h.:, [,-(rt,A Eachi MLS# 200644619
lease ok 500 per 3)nvestment Opportunity 13 Acres of Each! ML 200644619
Producing Orange Grove!! Hig and dry with 7) Pioneer Plantation 5 Acres located
3 Acres for Lease Only on Hwy. 27. irrigation from bordering canal. Additional on 20th St. Just north of Tampa with
miles North of town. $150 per acre per acreage available. Listedat $20K peracre. access from Tampa. MLS#
month. MLS# 200626483 200647060
M4)L' 1 3'i., A,,,8) Port Labelle Need a place to build
A attention! o af 44,900.00 Call for details
Surf for Real Estate 9) Need a breeze from a lake? A
Surf for Real Estate 5)Seminole Manor 3 Bedroom/2 Bath 2005 3bd/2 ba with large closets.
throughout the whole state Mobile Home walking distance from. Also a porc viewing a eautful land- 5,
of Florida using Florida IDX Clewiston High School and Clewiston scape yard. Only 39,900.00
without leaving the Elementary Schools. Reduced to $89,900!! Get 2 Realtors
comfort of your ho e! MLS# 200636722 Get 2 Realtors
Visit our website at New Listing 3 br/2baCBSHomeon 1/3 ac For the price of 1!I
in Hooker's Point.. New roof and new paint
www.sugarrealty.com inside and out. Priced to sell at $207,000 Call Glenn @ 77 441 or
foir this feature and .more! MLS#200650646 Sarah @ 2286867


: Charmnnaine A. Maribel Sam J.
Montgomery Gonzalez ( Walker
863-697-0189 561-722-7347 863-677-1013
ase.Hablaspa"iolI l l..Se Hall,,,ol
New Listing' YES YOU CAN own Definitely Not Nice, In fact Jusi OJ fW.i, Ii
a 2od Iba recer,ntl updated it's a 2 Bd disaster! Fix It U p met ,e-lrU
starter ihome for an unbeliev I 5 a 1 11sa te iX It ;Up if ll1. 11,
able sale. pri e of 1'4 900 00 and it may just be livable.
Anyway. buy this Flaghole!!!! Oak trees, paved drive-
A.jWinding. _re._-ZoEnlds. d iIoublew d I home in way, 5' fence, & pole barn on 1 acre
Are only part of the beauty of doubieid .I e home in lot. Almost forgot the beautiful
this 3bd/2ba mobile home on Semminole WI fr not much remodeled mobile home! Listed @
10 acres, Of course there's a more than the lot value at $162,500.00
pone c&a a2e, sa 2ed More than $39.9K You won't want to miss out on a
port &hoae2x2 shed Mor4,eta deal like this! 2003 4bd/2ba dou-
a new home for you @$249,900. Why Pay high space rents blewide on 2.16 acres. Property fea-
This Is a whole new look on life, When you can o w th land ntures a second mobile home, large
when you can own the land steel building and storage sheds.
Happy Camoer with a 3E0lDA tih double- $225,000.00
Oak head that are yours and a wide with ra double
pond plus squirrels, raccoons wide wit IU a oule Pioneer Plantation
and deer for neighbors. This carport, paiiu, and shed in 420 Union Ave. 2.5 Acres $72.9K
exceptional land Is a gieat place Easy Life subdivision It's 4150 Pioneer 17th St. 2.5 Ac $65K
for weekend camping until you o ell fast at $795205 Pioneer 22nd St. 5 Ac $130K
build your special home. Priced going to sell fast at $79,900.
to put a smile o mn your face The Best 1.41 acre lake front lot in
to put a smile on your face @200611965 Looking for vacant land? Montura 105 Pinelake Ave. Call for
$399K MLS# 200611965 h $77,900.00
Well bring your horses showing $77,900,00
New Li.i_,glc because I've got 1.25 acres Now must be the time to buy your
,t"1 1, 'L'cC'e Miorner tracts ,available now in Montura Tract. I list, show and sell
le %v or them. Call for information or an
eairs l won't last Montura Ranch Estates. Give appointment.
lo.g ,, .-.-_ me a call today!
5 Acres in Pioneer w/ steel building
Montura Ranch Estates Are you looking for peace $215,000.00
flyk and quiet? Well I've got a New Listing 4nd.j going fa-.!
.'.h PEN IN bedroom 2bath doublewide 2,246-1h ,., .,.. i ..
263 Hunting Club $42,000 that sits on 1.25 acres in in u';.,i ,w Clleview
770 S. Shetland $44,900 Esta-cs l t l .iO Call
735 S Palm $49,000 Montura Ranch Estates and is for showing.
530 S, Shetland $52,500 very secluded. Only VacantLand in Harlem! .19 acres
$140,000.00 $19,000.00


Cathy S. Ashley Enrique 9 Jerry W. Charles
Garcia P. Wood Acosta Smith H. Kehm

863-228-4798 863-228-1132 305-506-5876 I561-261-3444I
Se.613 EsparralHs 305-968-2242 ".
Very spacious 2001 manufactured New Listing MONTURA! 740 S. Reduced Again! 3BD/2BA Nice Montura Ranch Estatea Want to Own a Business? Check '.
home on the lake, has all the room you Hacienda; 1997 4bd/2ba Palm Kept.Many Fruit TreesNew A/C, 2.5 Acres in Montura $85K this Out! Established commer-'
are looking for. This 3bd 2ba home has Harbor MH, 6' fence, beautiful lot Horseshoe Ac. @ $119,000 S Acres in Pioneer, potential for cial upholstery business and
several walk-In closets and a very large liv- and trees, detached carport and Don't Let This One Slip Awayl great home site $165K property $250K
ng/dining area. This home is being 144,900.00 priced to sell b ba on huge lots Horseshoe 2 Acres, 3bd/2ba mobile home, wn a Piece of Paradise!
offered at $12T4,900. 144,900.00 priced to sell Acres. Bring all offers. Seller fenced, Montura Ranches $165K
Looking for a charming deal on Motivated 165K Beautiful building lot/invest-
Oak Trees Line The Driveway! 3bd/2ba the North side of Clewiston? Look New Listing! 3bd/2ba split floor 1.25 acres in Montura Ranch ment property in Port LaBelle
MH w/ full open deck on front to sit in you no further!! This 2/1 home boasts plan, 6ft. chain link fenced, 2 car Estates $39,900.00 $49.9K Reduced for Quick .
rocker. Home sits on 1 acre of land in of character from the moment you garage, well maintained S224.9K 3/2 Brick home, pool, new roof, Sale
Flaghole. Home has tile & hardwood floors step inside. Hardwood floors New Listingi Sbd/3ba, 2 AC units, 2 new fencing, Location makes this New Listing! 3bd/2ba CBS 775 County Rd.
through Recentlyremodeled.5ftthroughoutand great layout just water heaters, split floor plan, new listing a "Must See"! _$305K Vm ph,
S throughout..Recently redeed. 5 t add to the charm, This gem is 'a tile throughout home, freshly paint- Ne l me for 721 L NE
fence around property, and pole barn in great starter home or investment ed, working chimney, great screen ew Development! Call me for ell 72 Loop NE
back v,ard Cet your hands on this beauty opportunity and is located in a great patio, new roof, too many extras to sky valley lots. hom rn. 1.ilis AllittI i 7 o f Haven'!
for $16? .50n neighborhood @ $139,900.00 name! A must see! $549,900 5 wooded acres in Pioneer Out! $225,000.00 A little piece o Heaven
Got Land? Looking for development Plan#.Ar fLigfW king Residential Listing on exclu- Beautiful two story home with
Come SeeThis Little Piece Of Heaven In FLAGHOLE This home is all country land? 28 acs. In LaBelle Ranchettes $149K sive Ridge. 3bd/2ba spiral staircase and wood
The Country! CBS House on 5 acres in living on the outside and nothing Priced to sell fast.@ 534K per acre Ready to move in! 3bd/2ba manu- on half lffIiKfI. Possible floors. Big backyard with boat
Ftaghole 3 bedrooms and 2 baths but city on the inside! This 19843/2 Need Some Space? Spacious fractured home In Moore haven owner fr tlhGavailable. access to theGulf and direct
screened Canai, 960 sq. ft. garage, loaded Fleetwood DWMH has been tom- 4bd/2ba doublewide MH in Montura. $79.9KO I
with Oak trees Reduced to $399,000 pletely renovated you'll think Split floor plan, living room, family 2.5 acres Perimeter Rd. $99,000 Contact mes & show- access to Lake Okeechobee.
home. Throw In the fact this one of room, too many extt as! Hurnrywon't MH on 1.25 acres In Montura Home on one acre aong oak
Gone al1rEil i Me whth a a kind home sits on 2.5 acres with 25arsr$18,900 Back On The Market! 3 bedon hammocks. Kitchen feature
arg ef | n l rner io its own private pond and you can't Looking for a weekend get away or educed! Moore Haven 3bd/2ba room 1 a l cn granite counter tops. Property
availa brand ask for more! A great home at a starter home?2bd/2ba singlewide house $20000000Moore Haven 3bd/2ba could be used as a Bed &
..ne T .12:1: .5,. great rice we ve priced right to MH' in Montura RanchEstates fenced CBS house $200,000.00 C could be used as a Bed &
sell. Offered at $179,900. Call today and on paved roa4. Only $84.9K New Listing! 1995 Homes of Merit erty anp Breakfast. Detached workshop
JUST REDUCED!! Absolutely Gorgeous for your appointment!!! New Listing' Secluded sell maintain MH, fenced, above ground pool, of sOPPng r can easily be converted for an
2004 Homes is brand new 19 I ort alo s of storage, and metal roof, additional living area for a Bed
condition. Thi~ ~ rmI.itme I.,h fami Cihed lslb L.iccn 1f 25 plan.ie i l, o as wi Neat & clean. 35,900.00 & Breakfast.
ly room has a iUL sqr a1 has aces ijI i -e den i roper- 2.5 acres in Pioneer $70K
great view o,- Thi, s home is 5VL l ~l t t a nvianal tiyu4)d 5 acres in LaDeca S125K $575, 000.00
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, June 29, 2006


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct
w/surrounding diamonds
$500 (863)675-7105 o
(863)673-5023



SUITCASE SET: SAMSONITE
Black w/hard shell cases
Great condition. $60
(863)675-3944 LaBelle.



LIFE CHAIR: New, Mauve col
or, $1300 or best offer
(863)517-1570 LaBelle



GENERATOR- BRAND NEW
Never used, good for 4 BR
house. $850 or best offer
(239)657-2427
HOV A ROUND- easy to oper-
ate $2500 (863)357-0125
KARAOKE- Bratzs, White,
Complete, Good condition,
$50.(239)503-4656
LASER VIDEODISC COLLEC-
TION & PLAYER, 400 or
more discs, $400 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5401
PARKING LOT SWEEPER-
Tow behind, Ready to go.
Honda, Electric start, Used.
$2500. (863)467-4253



BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
Pedigree, 25 weeks old, beau-
tiful flashy brindle male. $450
863-675-9326/863-673-1214
COCKATIELS, (7), babies,
hand feed, bring your cage,
$350. (863)983-7.807 in
Pioneer Plantation area.
DOBERMAN PUPPIES, AKC
7 Black & Tan & 3 Red. Health
Certificates. Parents on prem-
ises. $450. (863)634-6097
FINCH'S & CANARIES
$20- $45. (863)697-8731
GERM SHEP PUPS- 8 wks
old, AKC, health cert. Champ
line, bik/tan, short hair, par-
ents on prem, hips cert.
(863)254-3344
JACK RUSSELL PUPS Pure
bred, shots/wormed, 4 males,
1 female. Cute...cute...cute!!!
$250. (239)340-8503
PIT BULL PUPPIES- 3M/5F
APBR Lowriders. Ready to go!
(863)634-6601 or 634-2250


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JACUZZI, Large, outdoor, 6
people, very good condition.
$250 (863)612-5037



SINGER, 1978, in cabinet, in
good condition. $100 or best
offer. (863)467-1046



TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $250.
(863)675-0161
TV, 42" RCA, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 new, asking $400
(863)447-1198



GENERATOR- Craftsman,
brand new, $600
(863)357-0125
GENERATOR TRANSFER
SWITCH, 200 amps, 250 v,
brand new. $1000
(863)763-3665
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $800 or best
offer (863)634-0856 or
; 634-2951
MIG WELDER- Snap-on, 300
amp, With .aluminum spool
gun, on small wheels $1000.
or best offer (863)697-9704
PLASMA CUTTER- Snap-on,
will cut up to half inch
$1200. or best offer.
(863)697-9704
.TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
, 10". New, only used once.
420 or best offer.
(772)216-5092



DIRT DEVIL ULTRA, Handheld
vacuum. Used twice, sacri-
fice at $25. (863)824-0801



NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, Inexpen-
sive, For back of car.
(863)517-1570


Agriculture I



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm .Produce 820
Farm Services


Offered B25
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




BEAUTIFUL RED SORREL 1/4
Horse, 12 yro mare, great
manner,16 hands, $1500
incldstack (863)357-1693
CORRAL, 7 or 8 pieces. Very
good condition. $700
(863)675-3054
Palamino Gelding, 15 hands,
some work w/barrel & poles,
loves to jump, $1000:
(863)634-9314


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2003
8r
Golf

Gas, Shuttle,
Headlights,Taillights, Horn,
.. Backseat, Extended Top

CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up, Call Sherri (863)763-6434
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing 2003 Z60- O3
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-721-5299 Golf Car

sI 8 40 Electric, Windshield, Club Protector,
Automatic Charger, Beautiful Car!
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand, CLEWISTON, 3br, 2 full ba, 2
Barn & pastured, Not a be- awnings, Wide door/hall- -i 1J
ginner horse. $1800. ways. Breezeway porch.
(863)357-1945. Evenings Shed, Pond in back. Cement
S -dock in back extends out to Call Sherri (863)763-6434
Sweaters edge. Excellent shape
Lawn&Gard& location. Must see to ap-
preciate! (863)228-3909
BEHIND THE SHED SALE CLEWISTON, WATERFRONT
Lawn mowers, Edger, Yard 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba, HUGE Living SEA KAYAK, NW Pursuit, tour-
vac, Awning windows & more Room, Nice Dining Room & KY LAKEFRONT PROPERTY 1 ing, 17ft. Excellent condition.
$185. for all (863)763-0120 Family room.1/4 acre fenced, to 40+ acre parcels from $600(863)357-7406
LAWN EQUIPMENT & TRAIL- new roof & dock. $169,500 the $40s. On Lake Barkley
ER, 2 blowers, 2 weedeaters, neg. (863)805-0272 near Land Between the SEADO0 14.5-95 Sportster,
ER, 2 blowers, 2 weedeaters, neg. (863)805-0272 Lakes. Lakefront, view & jet boat, w/trlr., bimini, life
edger & more. Call for more LaBelle 3/3 Down Town, Near wooded sites. Phase 11 open jackets, ski equip., good cond.
info. $9000 (863)532-0368 Courthouse. Lg. rooms, Top now! Call (866)339-4966. $3900 Negot. 772-785-9291
LAWN TRACTOR, John Deere. Area $218K or Annual Lease
$500 (863)763-4567 $1800 mo. 561-441-2800 Lakefront .and Lakeview Prop- I3 I
erties Nestled in the hills of
LRG COMPUTER DESK- Ad- PORT LaBelle: 4/2 Upgrades Tennessee on the shores of
justable height. Removable galore! Lg. Rooms, Lg. Yard. pristine Norris Lake. Call AMERI-CAMPTRAV.TRL. 31'
top $50. or best offer. Near School. Priceto sell. Lakeside Realty at '04, 2BR/1BA, 14' slide out
(561)633-1371 $179,500. orAnnual Lease (423)626-5820 Or visit L/R, central air/heat, stereo,
$1900. Owner 863-673-5071 www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. sips 6, many extras. $16,900
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100, cshdz 04@earthlinknet Negotiable. (772)785-9291
$800. for all, will separate. LOOKING TO OWN LAND? In-
(863)801-1666 PORT LaBelle: Unit 4 deal vest in rural acreage COACHMAN POP-UP '88-
R8T3T E-1 Tr B, 3/1 Starter Home. New roof. throughout America COACHMAN POP-UP 88-
ROTO TILLER- Troy Bilt, Lg. yd. Priceto sell. $146,000 mountain, waterfront proper sleeps 6, new fridge & pump
12hp, w/attach, elec start, Owner 863-673-5071 00 a For sink Coleman f/g canoe 17
self prop, like new, $1200 ties. 20 to 200 acres. For s03.C$2500eNeg.863-697-8731
(863)763-1377 SELL YOUR HOUSE FREE Special Land Reports: $2500 Neg.863-697-8731
IN 3 DAYSIII w ww. landbuyers -
SNAPPER, 1982 tractor, built Cash orterms. Call Elizabeth guide.com/fl. INTL AIRSTREAM '65- 26ft,
by Massey Ferguson, 55" for details. (561)531-0043 Real Estate for Sale, Houses, asking $1500 or best offer
belly motor, front/end PTO, Real Estaterforo ae,n ousesl (863)763-3735
$1,000. 863-674-0216. Land, Water-front. National 63)
$1,00.63-64-016 I0 Forest Frontage, Piedmont of
lNC. Iron Horse Properties,
FLAGHOLE, 1 acre, w/'99 (800)997-2248, www.iron-
doublewide, 3BR/2BA, city horseauction. co m, 5TH WHEEL CAMPER- '89,
Okeechobee Livestock water, large shed, landscaped. NCAL#3936. 35' Coachman, needs some
Market Sales every $150,000 (863)902-9355 work, $3000 call for more
Mon. 12pm & every Tennessee, N. Georgia. Su- rdetails(863)675-28c R44
Tues. 11am. 763-3127 RT. 27, 5 ac., 3 mi. S of Cle- perb living opportunities/in- s(3)
wiston. 664' frontage .Excel- vestments. Beautiful I
lent potential. Owner financing. mountain, valley, lake:
$75,000 per ac 954-747-1452 homes, cabins, retreats, lots,
TENNESSEE ACREAGE w/ estates, views, boulders, YAMAHA WAVE RUNNER'96,
Views Amazing Views. 4 Beau- streams. Walldorf & Co, Re- 3 Seater, Very low hours. Like
S tiful Seasons. 1- acre parcel. actors. Chattanooga. Sewan- new cond. w/2 place trailer.
Fromthe $40's. Minutes to Fall ee. (800)489-2402. $3900. (863)357-1183
S. Creek Falls State Park Planned www.walldorf.com. M ormi m
Apartments 905 Club House, Nature Trails. Call TN WATERFRONT SALE Start-
Business Places 910 forappt. 866-481-1810 ing at $49,900 Cherokee
Commercial ( Lake Morristown, TN 1-3 DIRT BIKEO SUZUKI 85/L
Property 915 Lots-Sle10 Acres WF Parcels Incredible 2004, less than 10 hrs., $2K.
Condos./ '----0I' Mtn. Views, Marina, Boat (863)634-0856 or634-2951
Townhouses Rnt92 ADJOINING 1/4 Acre Lots in Launch. McKeough Land Co. H.D,- '99, Dyna Wide Glide,

Rent 925 Unit 102, Glades County on (800)351-5263 www.TNwa- 8400 Org m., Extra chrome.
House-Rent 930 South.Hiltn Circle. $39,500 terfon erfnt.com. immaculate cond. $12,500
Land Rent 935 each'or $7,000 for both. Call VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with (863)675-6769
Resort Property (863)673-9491 frontage on very large pris- HONDA SHADOW 750 -'83,
Rent 945 CLEWISTON Area: Cleared tine creek, very private, ex- great shape, 23K, $1400 or
Roommate 950 Lot. $12,000. Call Larry cellent fishing, canoeing, best offer (863)697-2198
Rooms to Rent 955 Callaway @ (863)673-9129 good access, near New Riv- t of 3)9-1
Storage Space formore'lnformation. er Trail State Park, $39,500. KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR '01
Rent 960 Owner (866)789-8535 CRUISER, 4300 mi:, wind-
R' 27- 5 ac3 ml, S of Cle- www.mountainsofVA.com. shield, saddlebags, 125cc,
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ wiston. 664' Frontage Excel- $1250 (863)946-2677
lent Potential. Owner Financing Western New Mexico Private
$75,000 per ac 954-747-1452 74 Acre Ranch $129,990 YAMAHA VIRAGO, '04, 250V
S. Mt. views, trees, rolling hills, twin,1,100 mi., windshield
1,2&3BEDROOMS $ Iltof tt pastureland, wildlife, borders plus extras, showroom
HOUSES &APARTMENTS BLM. Horseback riding, hik- cond., $2850.
FOR RENT. No pets. 0
CaRl (8N6 No3)67-077 rop e rr 15ACR aeing, hunting. Perfect family (863)674-0149
Call 863)677-0977 or ranch, electricity. 100% fi-
1863)983.4436 15 ACRE FLORIDA RANCH nacing. NALC
ESTATE Only $69,900! Short nancing. NALC 66)65
CLEWISTON, lbr, Single per- Drive to the Gulf of Mexico (866)365-2825.
son or couple. No animals, Just Minutes. from 1-10. WNC Mountains 5.71 Acres
Utilities included + Satellite. Won't last! Call Now! w/hhardwood trees Financ- MANCO 260 CC '04, Less than
(863)673-1363 (866)950-5263 Ext 650. ing available only $39,995. 100 hrs, comes w/trailer, will
H .- .-SRen t 82 Beautiful Acres all useable Private lake and river access. consider trades $2200,neg.
H N.C.-VA border, 4 miles from This one won't last call today (863)441-4534
1-77. 180 View Blueridge (800)699-1289 or www.riv-
FOR RENT OR LEASE TO Mountains trout stream erbendlakelure.com.
OWN 3 br, 2ba, house, Ig barns $2900 per acre. Pic-
fenced yard, call USA Realty tures. (336)786-5122 or il ARTICAT DVX 250 2006, 4
Help for more details (336)682-8686. h omWhir. Auto., Like new. Low A
(561)531-0043 Pahokee s ELLE, NC REA HOME- hours. $3500 or best offer.
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA CalMNi- @863-7-0383
SITES 1 to 8 acre parcels Call Nick @ 863-697-0383 B
from the $80's. Gated, river-
front. Just outside AutoHotmobiles
Springs, NC. Awesome own- Mobile Home Lots 25
ers' clubhouse. Nature trails, me os
river walk. Phase ir Fall Mobile Home- Parts 2010 AA
2006. Preview now. Call Mobile Homes Rent 2015
(866)292-5762. Mobile Homes Sale 2020 !
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. Automobiles 4005
-Build To Suit- 'ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL HAutos Wanted 4010
WESTERN NC MOUNTAIN NS Rn21. Classic Cars 401 1
FREE COLOR BROCHURE & Commercial Trucks 4020
Up T0 10,000 SQ. FT. INFORMATION. MOUNTAIN Construction
PROPERTY ES W/ SPEC- HOUSES & TRAILER LOTS Construction
Belle Glade Area TACULAR VIEWS HOMES ForRent, Near Clewiston, equipment 4025
CABINS CREEKS & INVEST- Dr. L. E. Thompson, Jr. Foreign Cars 4030
.. ABS ,CREAE.S C oSe (754)224-0364 Four Wheel Drive 4035
^IMVENT ACREAGE. Cherokee Heav Duty Trucks4040
M contain MA C Rea l Estate. ^Parts R repairs 4045
cherokeemountainrealty.com IPickup Rucks 405.0
(800)841-5868. Sport Utility 4055
-- BENT TREE Golf and Tennis, Tractor Trailers 4060
Gated Community in the LAKEPORT SINGLE WIDE M/H Utility Trailers 4065
AI North Georgia Mountains -14X66, 2br/2ba In 10X25 Vans 4070
eal Estae with Clubhouse, Pools, Lake, screened 'oom, new floors,
Stables. Homes and Lots handicap ramp, shady lot
available. Craft, Inc. $50,000 Call863-634-6056
I I i ^ (800)822-1966 www.craf- Replacemento de su trailer,
----trealestate.com. service complete con solo CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
Business Places Buyers Market Coastal North una compania traila manu- White with rims. Stereo,
Sale 1005 Carolina 95-100% LTV Fi- facturada, nuevas, usadas Leather int. Runs & looks
Commercial nancing Call CCL Inc. Realty lame al (863-675-8888. great. $6000. 863-673-6266 o
Property Sale 1010 (800)682-9951. Traila Manufacturada, 3/2 ba- CHEVY CAVALIER- '88, 4 Cyl,
Condos/' Cool Western NC Mountains- nos, lista para ser occupada; Auto, A/C, Radio, Pwr door
Townhouses. Sale 015 escape the heat, hurricanes localicada en LaBelle en .5 locks 32-34 MPG. Some rust (C
Farms Sale 1020 and high prices. Homes, acre de propidad. LLamme al $650. (863)675-1862
Houses Sale 1025 cabins, lots acreage, invest- (863)675-8888 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
Hunting Property 1030 ts. Prudential Great CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
Investment P"rd Retal G rewntwn Traila manufacturada bajo '90, runs good, sand metallic
Property Sale 1035 Bryon CRtl Ct enganche finaceimento dis- exterior, tan interior, 1 own-
Land Sale 1040 (877)476-6597 ponible, 3/2 banos, Ilamme er. $1500. (239)839-0895
Lots Sale 1045 al (863)675-8888 COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs (
Open House 1050 Escape the Heat & Head to the goodAR&1f part. $30
Out of State Mountains of North Carolina. go & arts. $300.
Property Sale 1055 Call for Details about Round ReP Flatl on (863)6736266
Property InspectionlO60 Mountain Falls. ElUIiH UII DODGE SHADOW '92, Auto-


Real Estate Wanted1065 (866)930-5263. matic; A/C works. new tires,
Resort Property- EUFAULA, AL WATERFRONT $1300 or best offer
Sale 1070 1/2 to 3 acres from the 40's. (561)914-1660
Warehouse Space 075 Gated with Planned club- Boats 3005 FORD ESCORT '94, 2 door,
Waterfront Property1080 house, docks, and boat Campers/RVs 3010 auto., a/c. $1000
ramp. 2 hours from Atlanta& Jet Skiis 3015 (863)612-5037
the coast. Rollin terrain, Marine Accessories3020 FORD ESCORT STATION
beautiful hardwoods. Marine iesleous3025 WAGON, '95, $1RDESCORTS 200. TAT Di
(866)882-1107. Marine Miscellaneous 30325 WAGN '9863)634-4518 20 14
BEAUTIFUL D/W on 5 Acres, GEORGIA- BLAIRSVILLE Motorcyles 3030 (863)634-4518
between LaBelle & Clewiston. NORTH GEORGIAMUN Sport Vehicles/ATVs3035 FORD TAURUS- '95, Good
Horse fenced. Private & Se- TAINS. Land, Homes, Coin- condition. Cold A/C, Runs
clouded. Some owner financing mercial & Investment. great. $2400. No
avail. $229,000. Call "EVERYTHING WE TOUCH (863)610-0577
I239I2975864 TURNS TO SOLD" Jane Baer AIR BOAT- 11', Gore Hull, 231 FORD TAURUS WAGON, '95,
CLEWISTON: 3/2 2001 DbI. Realty, (706)745-2261, V-6 Buick engine, New prop, $800 or best offer.
wide on 1/2 acre plus. Moti- (800)820-7829 www.jane- battery. Good trailer. Runs (863)983-9908 .E
vatedtoSell$90k-Brendon baerrealty.com. jane- good. $1600. 863-697-0135 MAZDA 623
863-698-3714/863-686-8900 baer@alltel.net. gooMAZDA 626- '95, 4 door, 2
brendonwoodproperties@ Gulf front lots $595k. H BASS TRACKER- 94, 18' Pro, 2.0L, Auto, A/C, All power w/
hotmaicom starting mid $59300k.Homes 75 hp Mercury. Trailer, new tires & battery $1000 or 3.T
REMODELED 3BR 5+Acres master planned ocean front $3400. (239)633-7173 best offer 863-261-4538
2BA, completely remodeled, community on beautiful KONA JET B.OAT, 454 V8, MAZDA MX6 '90, Low rider.
screened pool w/liner, $/S Mustang Island, near Corpus Berkley J12 pump & 20ft gal- New 17" rims/tires, 2 tone
appl's,,3 sheds. $355K Christi, TX. www.cinnamon- vanized trailer, new. $2300 or gray. Auto. New trans., '$1500 14'
(863)467-5052 shore.com, (866)891-5163. will separate. (561)876-6469 or best offer 561-305-3321 4


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IS YOUR HOME IN NEED OF REPAIRS?
DO YOU HAVE HURRICANE-RELATED REPAIRS?
DO YOU NEED DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE?

HENDRY COUNTY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE AVAILABILITY OF HURRICANE HOUSING
RECOVERY PROGRAM (HHRP) TO ASSIST WITH HOUSING NEEDS AND REPAIRS

Mobile homes, modular homes or other forms of manufactured homes located on land owned by the applicant
are also eligible for this assistance. All properties must be located in Hendry County, the City of Clewiston and
the City of LaBelle. If insurance and/or FEMA funds were received, funds must be contributed to repair /
replacement cost.

In order to qualify for this program, your household income, based on the number of people in the family, must
be within the range noted below:
(Income Information for FY 2006)

Number of 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
People in Family

Extremely Low $9,300 $10,600 $11,950 $13,250 $14,300 $15,350 $16,450 $17,500
Income

Very Low Income $15,450 $17,650 $19,850 $22,050 $23,800 $25,600 $27,350 $29,100

Low Income $24,700 $28,250 $31,750 $35,300 $38,100 $40,950 $43,750 $46,600

Moderate Income $37,080 $42,360 $47,640 $52,920 $57,120 $61,440 $65,640 $69,840

OPEN ENROLLMENT WLL BEGAN
JULY 30 THRU AUGUST 30, 2006
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT:

HENDRY COUNTY S.H.I.P OFFICE
25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, Courthouse Building, LaBelle, Florida 33935
To obtain additional information contact Lupe Taylor, SHIP Coordinator
LaBelle Office 863-675-5297 or Clewiston Office 863-983-1491 (Tuesday's only)

The HHRP Program is established in accordance with Section 420.907-420.9079, Florida Statutes, Florida
Administrative Code Chapter 67-37.

In accordance with the provision of ss. 760-20-760.37, it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of race, creed,
religion, color, age, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, or handicap in the award/application
process for eligible housing.


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protecton gives nosce of its intent to issue a per-
mt (File No. 50-0129049-009) to Pahokee Marina, to construct a five new dock-
ing structures and to accommodate an addition 108 slips.
The project proposes to (1) construct five new piers (1S,770 sq. ft. total), to sac-
commoda ant additional 108 slips (224 total), witi the following dimensions:
a 3,296 sq, ft., Pier C, consists of a 220'x 8' (1760 sq. ft.) access pier, a 72' x
8' 576 sq. ft0. terminal platform, twelve 4' x 20 (960 sq. ft. finger piers, and an
) 3,424 sq. ft, Pier D, consists of a 236'x 8' (,888 sq. ft.) access pier, a.112' x
8' (896 sq. ft.) terminal platform, and eight 4'x 24' (768 sq. f) finger piers;
) 2,490 sq.ft., Pier E, consists of a 211 .3 x 8 (1,690 sq. ft.) access pier, a 50' x
8' (400 sq. t.) terminal platform,and five 4'x 20 (400 sq. ft) finger piers;:
d) 3,296 sq. ft., Pier F, consists of a 220' x 8'1,760 sq. ft.) access pier, a 72' x 8'
(576 sq. ft. terminal platform, and twelve 4' x 20960 sq. ft.) ingerper piers;
e) 3,136 sq, ft., Pier 6, consists of a 220' x 8' (1,760 sq. ft.) access pier, a 72' x
8' 576 sq. ft.) terminal platform, and ten 4'x 20' (800 sq. f.)inger piers;
f) 120 mooring piles;
and 12) install a sewage pumpout system that will provide service to each slip and
will also accommodate transient vessels through a tie-in location at the previously
permitted fuel dock (50-0129049-008). The pumpout system will be tied directly
to the City of Pahokee's public utility system.
The project Is located In Lake Okeechobee, Class I Waters, adjacent to 190 Lower
Lake Drive, Pahokee (Section 18, Township 42 South, Range 37 East) in Palm
Beach County (N 26 49'32 W 80o 40'3?).
The activity Includes con n of an applic to modify a 5-year sovereignty
submerged land lease to Increase containing 535,309 square feet, more or less,
for the incorporation of additional docking structures and 108 slips (224 total)
within the existing lease area to be used in conjunction with an upland public rec-
reation development, Including a campground, restaurant, and boat repair fa-
cilities, which requires no consideration as the lease fees are based strictly on six
percent of the annual rental value from the wet slip rental area.
The application is available for public inspection dudng normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through FidFrida except legal holidays, at the Florida
Department of EnvIronmental Protection, Southeast Ditict Office, 400 N. Con-
ngress Avenue, Suite o200, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401.
The Department will issue the permit with attached conditions unless a t ly peti-
o ot in an administrative hearindag is filed under sectons 120.ie569 and 120.57 of
the Florida Statutes, before the deadline for iling a petition. The procedures for
petironing for a hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments proposed
permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding hearing) under
sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petion mst contain
the information set forth below and must be filed received by the lerk) in the Of-
fice of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Matl Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Petitions by the applicant or any of the parties listed below must be fed within 14
days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than
those entitled to Written notice under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statute
must be filed within 14 days of publicaon of th e notice or receipt o the written
notice, whichever occurs first. Uder section 120.6013) of the Florida tatutes,
however, anye r soesun wh has asked the Department for notice of agency nation
may tile a petition within 14 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date
of publication.
The petitioner shall mallp a copy of the petibeion to the applicant at the address indicat-
ed above at the time of filing. The failure eof any person to file a petition or request
for mediation within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that
person's riht to request an administrative determination hearing ) under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a
proceeding nitited by another party) will be onlye at the discretion of the presiding
officer upon the filing of ea motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Flori-
da Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material tacts on which the Department's action is based
must contain the following information:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or iden-
tification number, if knawn t
b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner: the name, ad-
ress, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall
be the address for service purposes during the course ot the proceeding; and an
explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be affected by the
agency determination;
c) A statement of how and when each peationer received notice of the agency
acision;
d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none the pti-
ates which entitle the petitioner to relief; and
(fA demand for relief.
Sptitton that does not dispute the mterial facts on which the Department's action
is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain
the same information as set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301l
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to ormulate final agency
action, the filing of a petion means that the Departments final action may be dif-
ferent rom the position take by it in this notce. Persons whose substanrDal inter-
ests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to
petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements
set forth above.
Mediation is not available in this proceeding. FSc ie
Aoy party to this order has the right to seek judicial review of its under section
120.68 of the Florida Statutes, by filing a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the
Florida RTules of Appellaie Prscedure withe the clerk of the Department in the Office
of General Counsel Mall Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth eoutevard, Tallahas-
see, Flonida 32399-3000, and by filing a coy of the notice of appeal accompa-
nied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court tof appeal. The
notice of appeal must be filed within thirty days after this order is tiled with the
clerk of the Department.
144249 CGS 6/29/06

BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA

Bartow, Florida
June 20, 2006
Advertisements No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State oa Flodda Deparhment of Transporta-
2:00 P.M. (eartow LocatTIm) on Thursday, Juiy 20, 2006 and will h e opened
and publicly ad aloud in the Mult Puipose Caonferece Room. Bidders may ob-
tain preliminary bid results at hthtI/www deot state t us/cco-adlrt Click on "Let-
ting Resuts antthd .er
-..NOTE- I
IROERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING
IT TO [863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
lWWW DOT STATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS A PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be is-
sued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, July 19, 2006. Plan
holders list will not be Issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, July 14, 2006.
CONTRACT NO. ELF62) District Wide: (BRRP FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
413229-2-52-01 Improvements consists 1of repairs to expansion joints, concrete
approach slabs, prestress deck panels, prestressed beams, structural piles and
fender systems, replacement of prestress deck panels, construction of cathodic
protection pile jackets and scour protection. (Approx 730 Calendar Days). NOTE:
ROJECT MANAGER: Alan Autry, (863) 519-2228 alan autryiidot state fl us
MAXIMUM BUDGETARY AMOUNT $250,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND
SPECS. FUNDS CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL FROM THE LEGISLATURE
CONTRACT NO. E1F67-RO) County HighSlands: (O FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT
NO 420961-1-72-01 Work consists of intermediate mowing and litter removal.
(Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Gary Burnett,
1863) 386-6104 gary.bumeta~dot state fl us. BUDGET AMOUNT $60,000.00.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS. NOTE: THERE WiLL BE A MANDATORY
PRE-BIO MEETING BEGINNING AT 2:00 P.M. UNTIL 3:00 PRM. WNEA.
JULY IN THE HRD TRAINING CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE FIRST
FLOOR OF THE DISTRICT ONE OFFICE LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY
AVENUE, BARTOW, FLOIRDA. BID DOCUMENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO
CONTRACTORS WHO ATTEND THE PRE-BID MEETING OR THOSE CONTRAC-
TORS PRESENT AT THE START OF THE EXPLANATION OF SPECIFICATIONS,
HOWEVER CONTRACTORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ORDER SPECIFICATIONS
PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE PRE-BID MEETING. (THIS NOTICE COME JUST BE-1
FORE THE (APPROX CALENDAR DAYS) INFORMATION. FUNDS CONTINGENT
UPON APPROVAL FROM THE LEGISLATURE
herylLSanchions
12481 CGS/ON 6/29:7/6/06

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS
OF CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
otice Is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of the Cle-
wiston Drainage District, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of the Clewiston
Drainage Dihict, for the year 2006, will be held in the office of the Distict, 350
West Arroyo Avenue, Hendry County, Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesday, July 11,
2006 t 10:00 o'clock n the morning, for the purpose of:
Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
Receiving annual reports and taking such action there to as the landowners may
determine.
Transactinog such other business that may come before the landowners.


3734 CGS 6/29:7/6/06


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
James Pittman
Supervisor


PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Draft Air Permit No. 0510003-036-AC
United States Sugar Corporation, Clewiston Sugar Mill and Refinery
Hendry County, Florida
Ap licant: The applicant for this project is the United States Sugar Corporation.
The applicant's authorized representative is Mr. Nell Smith, VR of Sugar Process-
ing Operations. The applicant's mailing address is the Clewiston Sugar Mill and
Refinery, 111 Ponce DeLeon Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440.
Facility Location: The United States Sugar Corporation operates an existing sugar
mill and refinery in Clewiston at the intersection of W.C. Owens Avenue and State
Road 832 in Hendry County, Florida.
Project: In February of 2005, the Department issued air construction Permit No.
0510003-027-AC, which authorized modification of the oil firing systems on Boil-
ers 1 and 2 to accommodate the use of distillate oil instead of No. 6 fuel oil. The
original permit authorized the installation of two Iow-NOx 10.15 Ib/MMBtu) burners
per boiler with a maximum heat input rae of 104 MMBtu per hour per burner.
However, only one burner was installed in each boiler with a maximum heat input
rate of 130 MMBlu per hour per burner. In addition, subsequent testing indicated
slightly higher (-13%) NOx emissions.
Specific Condition 7 of Permit No. 0510003-027-AC requires, "If the results of the
performance test show potential NOx emissions greater than 40 tons per year, the
permitted shall submit a PSD permit application or an application to modify this
permit to avoid PSD preconstruclion review." Accordingly, the applicant requests
that the original air construction permit be revised for the following: identify in-
stallation of onlyone burner per boiler; specify the maximum burner capacity as
130 MMBtu/hour; identify the design NOx emissions rate ol 0.17 Ib/MMBtu; and
Ju, ,, ,:,, firing from 7.0 to 6.0 million gallons per year (from

The revised project is not subject to PSD preconstruction review or any new require-
ments pursuant to state or federal regulations. Bagasse is the primary fuel for
these boilers and is fired when available. Oil is fired as a startup fuel, a supple-
mental fuel during mill interruptions, and as a backup fuel dunng the refinery sea-
son should bagasse be unavailable. Distillate oil is a much cleaner firing fuel than
No. 6 fuel and actual emissions are expected to decrease.
Permitting Authority Applications for air construction permits are subject to review
in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (ES.) and
Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code F.A.C.).
The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air
permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection's Bureau of Air Regulation is the Permitting Authority re-
sponsible for making a permit determination for this project. The Bureau of Air
Regulation's physical address is 111 South Magnolia Drive, Suite 4. Tallahassee,
Florida 32301 and the mailing address is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tal-
lahassee Florida 32399-2400, The Bureau of Air Regulation's phone number is
850/488-0114 and fax number is 850/922-6979.
Project File: A complete product file is available for public inspection during the nor-
mal business hours of 8:00 a,m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except le-
gal holidays), at address indicated above for the permitting Authority. The
complete project file includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Pre-
liminary Determination, the application, and the information submitted by the ap-
Splicant, exclusive of confidential records under Section 403.111, FS. Interested
persons may contact the Permitting Authority's project review engineer for addi-
tonal information at the address and phone number listed above. A copy of the
complete project file is also available at the Department's South District Office at
2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-3381. The South
District's telephone number is 239/332-6975.
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its in-
tent to issue an air permit to the applicant for the project described above. The .
applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equip-
ment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all .
appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296, and
62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance
with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an ad-
ministrative hearing is iled under Sectiohs 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless
public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different deci-
sion or a significant change of terms or conditions.
Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the
Draft Permit for a period of fourteen (14) days from the date of publication of the
Public Notice. Written comments must be post-marked, and all e-mail or facsimile
comments must be received by the close of business 15:00 p.m.), on or before
the end of this 14-day period by the Permitting Authoiy at thabove above address,
e-mail or facsimile. For additional information, contact he Permitting Authority at
the above address or phone number. If written comments result in a significant c
change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority will issue a Revised Draft Per-
mit and reqirequire, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will he
made available for public inspection.
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed per-
mifing decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with r
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES. The petition must contain the information set
forth below and must be filed with (received by) the Department's Agency Clerk in
the Office of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection,
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida '
32399-3000. Petitions filed by the applicant or any of the parties listed below '
must be filed within fourteen (14) days of receipt of this Written Notice of Intent to
Issue Air Permit. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written
notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within fourteen (14) days of
publication of the attached Public Notice or within fourteen' (14) days of receipt of
this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit, whichever occurs first. Under
Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority "
for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen (14) days of receipt
of that notice, regardless of the date ofpublicbation. A petitioner shall mail a copy
of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing.
The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall
constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determina-
lion (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this
proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention will be
only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the officertheiling a motion in compli-
ance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority's action
is based must contain-the following information: (a) The name and address of
each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, ad-
dress and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall
be the address for service purposes during the course of te proceeding; and an
explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the
T agency determinaon; (c) A statement of how and when each petitioner received
notice of the agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed is-
sues of material fact. f the re are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise
statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner
contends warrant reversal or modification o the agency's proposed action; () A
statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal
or modification of the agency's proposed action; and., (g) A statement of the relief
sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the
agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does
not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority's action is
Based shall state Liat no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the
same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formblate final agency
action, the tiling of a petition means that the Permitting Authority's final action
may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Is-
sue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such
final decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to peti-
tbon to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding.
143809 CN 6/29/06

EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2006
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIS-
TRICT that pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the EVER-
GLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT will
beheld on Friday, July 14, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. in Commission Chambers, Belle
Glade City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, West, Belle Glade,
Florida 33430, for the following purposes:
1. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine;
2. Transacting such other business as may propery come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2006-2007 and to
transact any and all business that may come before the Board.
II any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabililies Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability
or physical impairment, should contact the Distict's Altorney, Chades E
Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at lease five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this 291h day of June, 2006
BY: Chardes C Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District.
144554 CGS 6/29/06 & 7/6/06










Thursday, June 29, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
(863)675-7878
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $350. or best offer.
(863)673-6266
TOYOTA CAMRY LE 2000, Au-
to. trans., Very good condition.
A/C, Low mileage. Asking
$10,000. (863)902-0013
VOLVO 240, '92, $2500.
(863)634-4518


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



CHEVY '78 3/4 4X4, On 40s
mudd truck, no title,
runs/drives good $2500 neg
(863)441-4534
FORD F150 '91, 4x4, runs
good. $1250 (863)763-4567
FORD F-250 1982 6CYL, 4
speed granny low tranny.
Good mud/farm truck. $800
Call 863-697-3865



GM TRANS AXLE- $350 or
best offer (863)467-8856
Liberator All Terrain Truck
Tires, (4), LT245/75R16,
new, $200. (863)655-0030
POSI UNIT- 8 1/2", $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
SUPER SWAMPERS (4) SSR
radials. 33"xl2.5" on 15" rims.
Off road only. Good cond.
$395. (561)996-7069
TIRES (4), Hummer, w/heavy
duty steel spoke wheels, 8 lug,
36x12.50x1 6.5 Like new.
$225 (863)357-8788
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
neg. (863)697-0328


CHEVY '88, Full size, runs ex-
cellent, $900 (863)763-6591
FORD LARIAT '86, 6 cyl., a/c,
p/s, p/b. Good work truck.
$1200 (863)763-1370


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DODGE 150 '93- runs great,
broken frame, will not turn to
the right $500 takes it
(863)673-1822
FORD '86, V8, 1 ton rear end,
8ft bed, glass fenders, great
shape. Runs great. $800
(561)876-6469
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $750 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
FORD F150 XLT LARIAT, '89,
2wd, new tires, clutch &
paint, runs great, $2500.
(863)635-1144



FORD EXPEDITION '99- black,
Ithr int, loaded, new tires, up-
graded sound system $9000
neg (863)801-4196
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/l, runs good.
$1800. (863)467-5052



DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 12X6.4,
New tires. Electrical wiring
included. Needs paint $550.
(863)675-0161
WELDING TRAILER, w/boom.
$1200 (863)763-3451



CHEVY STEP VAN '85- cus-
tom steel shelf, runs good,
$2500 (863)635-7276 or
(863)528-3032 Frostproof


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicle will be sold at pub-
lic auction on July 11th, at 8:00 a.m.
at Affordable Towing, 2190 NW 16th
St., Belle Glade:, FL:
1988 Ford Van
ViN #1FTFE24Y8JHB36225
144526 CGS 6/29/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. CP 06-37
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LEOLA JACQUELINE CLOSE,
Deceased.
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Leola
Jacqueine Close, deceased, File Num-
ber CP 06-37, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Glades County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the, mailing address of
whidh is Post Office Box 10, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. The names and
address of the personal representa-
tives and the personal representatives'
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate including un-
matured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, yn whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTH E DATE AFTER OF TH E
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate
Including unmatured, contingent or un-
liquidated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is June 29th, 2006.
Personal Representatives:
Sarah M. Close
1904 Hidden Valley Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
George E. Close
1504 Isabel Court
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Attorney for Personal Representatives:
Terrence T. Darlotls
Attomey at Law
Florida Bar No.190057
Post Office Box 16005
Tallahassee, FL 32317-6005
144144 CGS 6/29:7/6/06
MEETING NOTICE
of the
Southwest Florida
Workforce Development Board
Region 24
Date: July 12,2006
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Career and Service Centers
of Southwest Florida
4150 Ford Street Extension
Fort Myers, Florida
Information: Netie Bryant,
Administrative Professional



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REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN060264 / 3600001273
GOLDEN GATE CANAL WEIR NO. 2 REPLACEMENT, COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406,
for Golden Gate Canal Weir No. 2 Replacement, Collier County, FL on Thurs-
day, July 27, 2006 at 2:30 p.mn. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be
opened and publicly read. Project includes removalreplacement of existing Weir.
Excavation & de-watering, steel sheet piles w/ concrete cap, service bridge, three
Obermeyer gates, control building, staff gages & stilling wells, telemetry, opera-
tion platform & railing, ladder, safety barers, propane tank, security fence &
gates, earthwork, rip-rap, grassing & road work. An OPTIONAL pre-bid confer-
ence will be held on Friday, July 14, 2006 at 10:00 a~m. at Big Cypress Basin
Service Center, 6089 Janes Lane, Naples, FL 34109 Fos directions call
239-597-1505. A site vsftI will lmmd/latey fell ow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at wwwdyadog. purchasing a set tor $146.00 at thene above address, by call-
ing (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BI ROTUNE 800-472-5200. The
public is invited to attend the bidopning. information on the status of this so-
tlctatlon can be obtained at our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
144442 CGS 6/29/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. CP 06-32
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELMER GEORGE CLOSE,
Deceased.
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Elmer
George Close, deceased, File Number
CP 06-32, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Glades County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the making address of
which is Post Office Box 10, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. The names and
address of the personal representa-'
fives and the personal representatives'
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate including un-
matured, contingent or unlliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
Is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate
including unmatured, contingent or un-.
liquidated claims, must file their claims
with this coprt WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is June 29th, 2006.
Personal Representatives:
Sarah M. Close
1904 Hidden Valley Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
George E. Close
1504 Isabel Court
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Attornomey for Personal Representatives:
Terrence T. Dartlolt
Attorney at Law
Florida Bar No.190057
Post Office Box 16005
Tallahassee, FL 32317-6005
144145 CGS 6/29;7/6/06

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FORGLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CuaseNo.: 2005-CA-231
GIASH AHMED,
PlaintOff
VS.
MOHAMMED A. SALIQUE, a married
man, ALTAF SADIK, ABDUL BARI and
SUSAN MERCEDES,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: ABDUL BARI
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action
has been filed and commenced in this
court.
You are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any to It, on the
Plaintiff's attorney, whose name and
address is JOHN W. JORDON, ES-
QUIRE, OF GLENN J. SNEIDER, L.C.,
at 200 S.W. Oth Street, Okeechobee
Florida 34974, and file the original
with the clerk of the above-styled
Court on or before 7/21/06; otherwise
a default will be entered against you
for the relief prayed for In the com-
plaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for four consecutive weeks In
The Democrat.
Witness my hand and the seal of said
Court at Moore Haven, Florida on this
15th dayof June, 2006.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of Said Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
144327 CGS 6/29;7/6,13,20
Notice to Public
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
Sday, July 6th at 2:00 p.m. in the Comn-
mission Chambers at the LaBelle City
Hall, 481 W. Hickpoochee Avenue, La-
Belle, Florida.
144688 CGS 6/29/06
Notice to Public
The Hendry County Hospital Finance*
Committee will conduct their monthly
business meeting on Thursday, July
6th at 1:00 p.m. in the Commission
Chambers at the LaBelle City Hall, 481.
W. Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle,
Florida.
144690 GCS 6/29/06

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I aublicN i


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
OF
EVERGLADES AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors of the
Everglades Agricuttural Area Environmental Protection District will be held on Fri-
day, July 14,2006 at 9:30 a.m. (or immediately following the Annual Landowners
Meeting in Cmmission Chambers, Bele Ge City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Boulevard, West, Belle Glade, Florida 33430.
The purpose of this public hearing is to hear all abecons tothe budget as pro-
posed, to make such changes to the proposed budget as the Board of Supervis-
ors deems necessary and to adopt the budget as finally approved by the Board of
Supervisors for the District.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with
respectto any matter considered at these meeting he/she will need a record of
hes proceedings, and that, tor such purpose, hOshe may need to ensurethat a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodations to participate In this meeting, because of a disability
or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney, Charldes
Schoech, at561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this 29th day of June, 2006
BY: Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District.
144572 CGS 6/29/06 & 7/6/06

NOTICE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
Florida Heartland Rural HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Consortium for De-
Soto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee Counties.
WILL POST A DRAFT COPY OF THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN for the Six Counties.
These documents may be viewed at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, Florida from June 15, 2006 until July 15,
2006.
ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO PROVIDE WRITTEN COMMENT ON THE PRO-
POSED CONSOLIDED PLAN, WHICH IS POSTED FOR CITIZEN NOTIFICATION AS
NOTICED ABOVE, IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT HE/SHE MAY DO SO BY DELIVER-
ING OR MAILING SUCH COMMENTS WITHIN 30 DAYS TO GEORGE A. LONG,
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, 304 NW 2ND STREET, ROOM 106, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972.
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, does not dis-
cr minute upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimina-
tory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access
to, participation, employment or treatment In its programs or activities. Anyone re-
quiring reasonable accommodation as provided for In the Americans With
Disabiities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Kim Long,
ADA Coordinator, at (863) 763-9312.
143822 CGS 6/29/06

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN060733 / 3600001264
S-127 PUMP STATION HARDENING & UPGRADE, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Fiorda Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406,
for S-127 Pump Station Hardening & Upgrade, Glades County, FL on Wednes-
day, July 26, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be
opened and publicly read. Project includes hardening of existing pump station, in-
place concrete, telemetry, utility & fuel lines, channel dredging, demolition, rip-
rap, eathwork, drainage, removal & replacement of asphalt sewage septic tank &
force main and trash rake & screens. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be
held on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Okeechobee Field StaOon, 1000
NE 4th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972. For directions call (863) 462-5280. A site
vosit will immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the instrucons in the Request for Bidders (RF). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at ww sfwmd.noy, purchasing a set tor $274.00 at the above address, by call-
ing (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
public is invited to attend the bid opening. Inframaton on the status of this so-
Ilclateon can be obtained at our web s te www.nlwmdgov.w
144452 CGS-6/29/06


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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to "The Water Rights Compact Among the
Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida. and The South Florida Water Man-
agement District', the lst Amendment to the 18th Annual Work Plan of the
Seminole Tribe of lorida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6073 Sitiing Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has sub-
mited, on June 15, 2006, the 1st Amendment to the 18th Annual Work Plan to
include the following projects. Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation: Housing
Field Office (S13/T39S/R32E) assembly of a prefabricated building to he utilized
as an office/workshop/storage building. A containment berm, a surface water
management system, will surround the building and erosion control structures will
be installed. Veterans' Center (S13/T39S/R32E) construction of pentagonal
shaped building that will house at least one museum, two parking areas and a
stormwater detention area over 9.165 acres. Coconut Creek Tribal Trust Land -
Butler Building Drainage the use of six 10" yard drains and there .Ie i i ,ir,
bottom inlets to prevent flooding o building floors. The Work Plan dusuines utist-
ing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The Brighton Reservation is ocat-
ed in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East Township 39 South,
Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Townahip 38 South, Range
33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Township 47
South, Range 29 East. Te Big Cypress Reservaton is located in Hendry County,
Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located
in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request
for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the
Work Plan by writing to: Environmental Resource Regulation, South Florida Water
Management Distict, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such
comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publica-
tion.
No further public notice will bheprovided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of.the
Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the Staff Report.
144450 OCGS 6/29/06

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to "The Water Rights Compact Amoig the
Seminole Tbe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Man-
agement District", the 2nd Amendmendment the 1811th Annual Work Plan of the
Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has sub-
mitted, on June 15, 2006, the 2nd Amendment to the 10th Annual Work Plan to
include the following projects: BIg Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation: Pas-
ture Pumps assembly of six surface water pumps to provide additional lift to
overcome elevation differences for supplemental irrigation to pastures. Brighton
Seminole Indian Reservation: Claudia Gore Driveway Culvert access to home
site by way of B4 ditchi with a two pipe culvert structure. Immokalee Seminole
Indian Reservation Administration Building Additional Drainage construction
of 24' swale on lower end of the bottom toe of the pad to capture water and route
water into a nearby detention pond. The Work Plan describes existing and pro-
posed activities on Seminole land. Tne Brighton Reservation is located in Glades
County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East;
Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 30 South, Range 33 East, The Im-
mokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Township 47 South, Range 29
East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Hendry County, Township 47
Sooth, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward
County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request
for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the
Work Plan by writing to: Environmental Resource Regulation, South Florida Water
Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such
comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publica-
bon.
No farther public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the
Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the Staff Report.
144454 CGS 6/29/06


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Summer will sizzle according to NOAA Earth Talk


The Summer

Outlook
Seasonal forecasters at the
NOAA Climate Prediction Center
are expecting above normal
temperatures west of the Missis-
sippi, in the state of Florida, in
the New England region and in
the southern half of Alaska.
NOAA cautions the public, these
areas could very well expect
high temperatures for prolonged
days, triggering heat waves and
creating wildfire risks in many
areas, especially in the West. In
contrast, below-average temper-
atures are expected in Hawaii
this season.
The seasonal precipitation


forecast is less certain. However,
there is a tendency for dryness in
the southern Plains and wetness
in the southern Atlantic states
this summer.

U.S. Drought
Status
Currently, extreme to excep-
tional drought (the highest rat-
ing depicted on the current U.S.
Drought Monitor) is in the
Southwest, extending northeast-
ward into western Oklahoma
and southeastern Colorado.
Also, extreme drought affects
northeast Colorado into south-.
west Nebraska, as well parts of
southern Texas and the central
Gulf coast.


"Improvement in drought
conditions is likely along the
Gulf Coast states and up the
Appalachians," said -Douglas
Lecomte, NOAA Climate Predic-
tion Center's drought specialist.
He added, "Although we cannot
count on major relief for much
Of the drought stricken area in
the central and southern Plains,
the outlook for the next two
weeks does calls for less heat
and increased rainfall to provide
some reason for near-term opti-
mism."
"With El Niflo/La Nifia neu-
tral conditions in place, seasonal
weather will be driven by more
subtle impacts from global sea
surface temperatures along with
random fluctuations of the cir-


culation pattern and feedbacks
from ground and soil content
levels feeding back into the
atmosphere," said Michael
Halpert, NOAA Climate Predic-
tion Center's seasonal forecast-
er.
Summer weather can often
bring severe weather. NOAA has
a plethora of severe weather
safety information online.
NOAA, an agency of the U.S.
Department of Commerce, is
dedicated to enhancing eco-
nomic security and national
safety through the prediction
and research of weather and cli-
mate-related events and provid-
ing environmental stewardship
of the nation's coastal and
marine resources.


Trips to all national parks on the decline


ARLINGTON, VA A Nature
Conservancy-funded study to be
published next month found that
per capital visits to U.S. national
parks have been declining since
1987, after having risen for the pre-
vious 50 years. The drop occurs as
the use of electronic media is on
the. rise something that
researchers call "evidence of a fun-
damental shift away from people's
appreciation of nature."
"When children choose TVs
over trees, they lose touch with the
physical world outside and the fun-
damental connection of those
places to our daily lives," said Steve
McCormick, President and.CEO of
The Nature Conservancy. 'A simu-
lated waterfall can never compare
with the wonder of Niagara Falls,
and an electronic world cannot
replicate the awe of standing at the
base of half-dome in Yosemite or
watching the eruption of Old Faith-
ful. These places aren't just part of
the American experience; they're
part of the human experience -
something no one should miss."
The data was analyzed by Uni-
versity of Illinois ecologist Oliver
Pergams and Stroud Water
Research Center ecologist Patricia
Zaradic with contributions from
Conservancy Lead Scientist Peter
Kareiva. The project was funded


"Achieving meaningful conservation in the 21st
century takes tremendous commitment, innova-
tion, and collaboration. Conservation is becom-
ing increasingly more difficult as the pressure to
develop natural areas becomes intensified, and
we will be relying on the next generation to
carry forth this very important work."
Steve McCormick,
President faid CEO of The Nature Conservancy


through a National Science Foun-
dation grant to The Nature Conser-
vancy.
While more than two dozen
variables were tested, Pergams said
that video games, home movie
rentals, going out to movies, Inter-
net use, and rising fuel prices
explained almost 98 percent of the
decline in people visiting national
parks.
"It's fairly stunning," Pergams
said, but he cautioned that correla-
tion is not the same as causation.
"We've shown statistically that the
rise in use of these various types of
media, as well as oil prices, is so
highly correlated with the decline
in national park visits that there is
likely to be some association."
Pergarns and Zaradic.ruled out


variables such as family income,
aging of the population, a recent
rise in foreign travel or park capaci-
ty as major factors. These variables
. were tested, but the correlations
were not nearly as strong as home
entertainment and fuel prices,
Pergams said. He added that fur-
ther research is needed to explain
the relationships found in this
study.
Both the researchers, and
McCormick also noted that the
results of the study point to a need
to find ways to connect children to
the special places and natural sys-
tems that sustain us all. "We
demonstrate our values in the way
we allocate our time," suggested
Zaradic. "Research indicates that
children who experience nature


with a mentor develop an appreci-
ation of nature as adults."
"Achieving meaningful con-
servation in the 21st century
takes tremendous commitment,
innovation, and collaboration,"
added McCormick. "Conserva-
tion is becoming increasingly
more difficult as the pressure to
develop natural areas becomes
intensified, and we will be relying
on the next generation to carry
forth this very important work."
The Conservancy continues to
step up its efforts to engage young
people in environmental and con-
servation issues through the orga-
nization's Web site, such as by
offering podcasts for "nature on
the go" and by allowing people to
join the Great Places Network via
email. The Conservancy has also
worked with parents on a "Take
Your Child to Nature Day," and at
the end of this month, the Conser-
vancy and the National Park Ser-
vice are sponsoring a "BioBlitz"
educational activity at Potomac
Gorge near Washington, DC.
There are ample volunteer oppor-
tunities at many of the 1,400 other
nature preserves as well.
The study is set to be published
in the Journal of Environmental
Management next month.


Everyone, donate to Nature Conservancy


From the Editors of F/The
Environmental Magazine

Dear Earth Talk: What is the
significance of the recent discov-
ery of a cow in Alabama having
Mad Cow disease? Isn't that the
very first i ':-NortlW 'America?
Should we..be worried? Chris
Carroll, Austin; Texas
Actually, Mad Cow Disease,
technically known as Bovine
Spongiform Encephalopathy
(BSE), was first detected in
North America in January 1993,
when a beef cow that had been
imported from Britain to the
Canadian province of Alberta
tested positive. The Canadian
government destroyed that par-
ticular cow, as well as its entire
herd, in order to quell the poten-
tial spread of the disease.
Federal agricultural agencies
in both Canada and the United
States then stepped up testing
for BSE coast-to-coast while
imposing stricter import criteria
for cows coming in, from
abroad. And since the disease
spreads not from direct cow-to-
cow contact but only through
consumption of infected feed,
both countries banned rendered
cow remains from being added
to cattle feed beginning in 1997.
The redoubled efforts
seemed to pay off, as another
case of BSE didn't show up in
North America for a decade. But
then in May 2003, veterinary offi-
cials in Alberta confirmed anoth-
er case, but this time involving a
cow born in Canada. Seven
months later, American officials
announced the first case of BSE
in the U.S., when the remains of
a deceased cow from a farm in
Washington State tested posi-
tive.
Regulators feared that some
meat may have made its way
into supermarkets, which in turn
sparked a wave of mad cow hys-
teria, including import bans on
American beef by some foreign
countries. Records showed that
the cow had been born in Cana-
da, leading to cross-border fin-
ger pointing. But when the dis-
ease showed up in a Texas cow
in June 2005, and then again


recently in an Alabama cow,
Americans stopped blaming
Canada and began looking to
stem the spread of the disease
within U.S. borders.
BSE, a fatal disease of the
nervous system of cattle, first
appeared in the United Kingdom
in the mid-1980s and then
spread across Europe, peaking
at almost 1,000 new cases per
week in 1993. In 1996, variant
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
(vCJD), an offshoot of BSE, was
detected in humans and linked
to the eating of meat and cattle
products contaminated with
BSE. Fewer than 200 cases of
vCJD, all originating in Western
Europe, have been detected
since the human disease was
first identified.
Despite assurances by both
Canadian and U.S. officials that
BSE cases in recent years have
been 'isolated ones and that
North American beef is fit for
human consumption, some
skeptics aren't so sure. "This dis-
ease is endemic in U.S. herds,"
says News Target health and
wellness columnist Mike Adams.
"It is circulating in cows right
now and there are almost cer-
tainly cows infected with mad
cow disease that are being
slaughtered and used in the
human food supply," he adds.
Adams is worried that the mil-
lions of Americans who eat red
meat every day are putting
themselves at risk while the gov-
ernment focuses on spinning
the story to stifle valid concerns.
CONTACTS: Health Canada
BSE Information, www.hc-
sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/animal/bse-
esb/index_e.html; U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture BSE
Newsroom, www.aphis.usda.
gov/newsroom/hot_issues/bse.sh
tml.
GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL
QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk,
c/o E/The Environmental Maga-
zine, P.O.'Box 5098, Westport, CT
06881; submit it at:
www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/thi
weekk, or e-mail: earthtalk@
emagazine.com. Read past
columns at: www.emagazine.com/
earthtalk/archives.php.


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us all. Go to: nature.org/credit-
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Search the Web using:
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