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Volume 8


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Clewiston Cougars
Sign-Ups,
Sign-ups for the Clewiston
Cougars will take place on
Thursday, July 6 from 6 until 8
p.m. in the Clewiston Cougars
Locker room. The fee for reg-
istration is $75 due at the time
of registration (First 100 reg-
istration fee is $65). Parents
will need to bring a copy of
birth certificates, a current pic-
ture of the child, a year ending
report card and the fee for reg-
istration.
Service award
nominations sought
The City of Clewiston City
Commission is seeking npmi-
nations for the annual Out-
standing Community Service
Award. If you wish to nomi-
nate someone who deserves
recognition for theroputstand-
ing community service in the
Cle\'is,[,n 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.clewi'ston-
fl.gov and download the form.
The City Commissioners will
recognize the honoree at the
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce's annual dinner in Sep-
tember. Nominations must be
received by July 28,2006.
Guardian Ad Litem
volunteers needed
Are you flexible, open-
minded and interested in
advocating for a child? Only 60
percent of Lee, Collier, Char-
lotte, Glades and Hendry
county children taken from
their homes due to allegations
of abuse or neglect have a vol-
unteer Guardian ad Litem
(GAL) to protect their inter-
ests. A GAL volunteer has the
opportunity to be a champion
for an abused, neglected or
abandoned child in court and
within the community, strong-
ly 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
'organization can help, .call
Jackie at (239)533-1425 or
(866)341-1GAL.

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

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U-Save robbery is investigated


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton Police Department is inves-
tigating the robbery of a U-Save
manager who was injured after
two men jumped'him at the
store's parking lot in plain sight
one recent afternoon.
With no arrests having been
made in the case yet, the police
department is reaching out to
the community for help in solv-
ing the case.


The incident happened June
9, at approximately 11:50 a.m.
at the grocery store, located on
Sugarland Highway in Clewis-
ton.
That's when police say the
victim, who was returning to his
job after making a withdrawal
from a local bank, was attacked
from behind.
The suspects, described as
two black males, grabbed the
victim's deposit bags and were
seen getting into a parked blue
or purple minivan near the


scene of the robbery.
The victim was unable to
observe the suspects' direction
of travel as they left the area.
After more information was
gathered, the Clewiston Police
Department began a search of
the vehicle, the description of
which was also given to the
nearby law enforcement agen-
cies.
An officer with the police
department spotted a vehicle
matching the description of the
suspects' minivan parked, with


Clewiston: America's Most Patriotic Town.


INI Ideybis Gonzalez
One of the participants in the most patriotic on wheels contest at the Fourth of July cel-
ebration in Clewiston that caught the crowd's attention was baby Austin Rubio, 8
months old, son of Hector and Dani Rubio.of Clewiston.


its engine still running, at a local
business in Clewiston. A check
of the vehicle registration came
back as stolen out of Palm
Beach County.
The vehicle was seized and
transported back to the Clewis-
ton Police Department where it
was processed for prints and
other evidence.
The prints are being com-
pared to a local database for a
possible identification.match. ,
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment is urging anyone with


information about this crime to
contact them at (863) 983-1474.
Tips can also be called in to
(800) 780-TIPS. Your informa-
tion will remain anonymous
and if the information leads to
an.arrest, you may be entitled to
a cash reward.
In the meantime, the Clewis-
ton Police Department strongly
encourages businesses to con-
tact them for police escorts to
assist employees conducting
financial business.


Missing funds



at tax office



lead to arrest


CLEWISTON The
Hendry County Sheriff's
Office arrested tax collector
employee Tracy Lynn Johnson
June 23 for her alleged role in
the theft of money at the pub-
lic agency.
According to the sheriff's
office, Johnson is accused of
stealing in excess of $800
from the local tax collector's
office in Clewiston.
The sheriff's office, after
being made aware of the pos-
sible theft, worked closely
with staff at the agency to
make an arrest in the case.
* Tax Collector Peggy Hamp-
ton contacted the sheriff's


office after noticing a discrep-
ancy in the funds at the office.
She requested the help of the
sheriff's office in the matter.
According to Sheriff Ron-
nie Lee, an investigation was
conducted by the Criminal
Investigations Division and,
with the assistance of Mrs.
Hampton, the actual amount
of the missing funds was
determined to be more than
$800.
Johnson, 31, was arrested
and charged with grand theft.
No additional details have
been released and the case
has been turned over to the
State Attorney's office.


Seminole Tribe


and Clewiston


work together


This Watermelon seed-spitting contest participant, Ryan Rollins, 9, son of Debby
Rollins of Clewiston, seemed to have a great deal of experience spitting those seeds.


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON Officials with
the Seminole Tribe have
approached the city of Clewis-
ton with the proposition to
enter into a Florida Mutual Aid
Act agreement, which would
give the law enforcement agen-
cies of each entity the ability to
work in closer partnership with
one another.
The agreement combines
law enforcement agencies' vol-
untary cooperation and opera-'
tional assistance between the
city and the tribe.


According to the agree-
ment, the Florida Mutual Aid
Act authorizes law enforce-
ment agencies to enter into
agreements for volunteering
cooperation and assistance of a
routine law enforcement
nature across jurisdictional
lines by and between such
agencies, it also authorizes law
enforcement agencies to enter
Into operational assistance
agreements whereby each of
the agencies may request law
enforcement assistance from
and render law enforcement
See Aid Page 12


Pampered Pets under

new management


By Nicole Curry
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON. In this dog-
gie-dog world, pets are always
a part of our lives.
There is nothing, most pet
owners understand, like the
love of your dog, so it makes
sense to throw them a bone
once in a while.
Even when life seems at its
hardest, the one thing many
people look forward to is com-
ing home to a loving pet at the
end of the day.
Sometimes, though, your
pets need a little time to them-
selves, too. After all, the good
life, should not be limited to
just us humans.
Pets are entitled to a little.
grooming. every now and then.
The question then is: Who
grooms dogs?
That's where Pampered


Pets comes in. A business in
Clewiston 'for several years
now, residents have been able
to depend on Pampered Pets
for all of their pet-grooming
needs.
The business, located at 126
S. W.C. Owens Ave. in Clewis-
ton, is one of the .few pet
grooming places in the area.
Specializing in the grooming of
dogs, the business has experi-
enced success.
With new owners on board,
the business is sure to continue
serving the area for years to
come.
The new owner is Sherrie
Veale. Sherfie Veale has been
in the pet grooming business
for six months now.
She attended Star Academy
Pet Styling School, where she
trained under master groomers
See Pets -Page 12


INI/Nicole Curry
With a new person at the helm of the business, Pampered Pets aims to continue serving
the area through excellent service..












Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, July 6, 2006


.Hendry Regional honors Dr. Valiant
Dr. James Forbes talked fondly of Dr. Valiant during a reception in tribute of her becoming an honorary medical staff
member at Hendry Regional Medical Center. She recently retired as CEO of the Hendry County Health Department,
Clewiston and LaBelle. The dinner in her honor was held on June 29 at the Clewiston Country Club.



Obituaries


Tiburcio (Ted)
Caste llanos
Tiburcio (Ted) Caste Ilanos,
age 73, loving father, grandfather
and friend to many, died on Tues-
day, June 13, 2006 at Lee Memori-
al Hospital in Ft. Myers.
He moved to Clewiston in
1952, and worked for many years
at Devils Garden, running a farm.
He also worked for Ridgedill 'and
Sons for many years as well as for
the City of Clewiston where he
retired in 1994.
Ted or Tivo, as many of his
family and friends knew him, is
survived by his sons, John (Sere-
na) Caste lIlanos of West Palm
Beach, Tony (Karen) Caste llanos
of Ft. Pierce and, Julius (Lisa)
Caste Ilanos of Clewiston. Ted had
one brother, Domingo Caste
llanos of Sunnyside, Washington;
also one sister, Epfania Beltran of
Salsa, Texas. In addition, he is sur-
vived by his seven grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren, and
countless friends..
Visitations were held Friday,
June 15, 2006 at Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home.
Burial was on Saturday, June,
16 at Ridgelawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations be made to
First Christian Church of Clewis-
ton in his name.
Marilyn Cordes
Marilyn Cordes, age 76, of
Graceville formerly of Clewiston,
passed away Thursday, June 29,
at the Campbellton-Graceville
Hospital following a sudden ill-
ness.
Funeral services were held at I
pm (EDT) Monday, July 3 at the
First Baptist Church of Clewiston
with Reverend James 'Jim'
Cordes, Sr., officiating.
Burial followed in Ridgelawn
Cemetery in Clewiston with
James and Lipford Funeral Home
of Graceville directing.
Mrs. Cordes was born June 7,
1930, in Stanfold, Wis., living in
South Florida for many years. She
was retired loan officer with First
Federal Savings and Loan and
then secretary of the First Baptist
Church of Clewiston for many
years.
She was a member of Clewis-
ton Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband George Cordes.
She is survived by her three
sons and daughters-in-law, James
'Jim' and Joy Cordes, Sr., of
Graceville; David and Dawn
Cordes of Jupiter, Daniel and


Vicki Cordes of King George, Va.;
six grandchildren, Jim, Jr., and
wife, Emily, Jason, Nick, Josh,
Dan, and Tabitha; and one great-
grandson, Noah.
William 'Skip' Davis
William "Skip" Davis, age 65,
of Clewiston, died on Monday,
June 26, in Boca Raton.
Mr. Davis is predeceased by
both parents, William and Myrtle
Davis and by his brother Michael.
Skip was crew supervisor for
Weekley Asphalt. His favorite
things in life were fishing and.
spending time with family and
friends.
Skip leaves behind his loving
wife of 44 years, Pat; his daughter,
Toy Ann; his son-in-law, Terry; his
granddaughters, Jenna and
Sarah, and son, Matthew.
In addition, he is survived by
siblings, Susie (Herald) Hogan,
Jon, Bobby, Linda (John) West,
Buddy (Carole) Suddeth, and also
by best friend and fishing buddy,
Steve (Carolyni'n Lke. .
Skip w\as crerriated, and there
will be no public services. Skip's
wish is that you keep your family
and friends close, and love life.
Florence 'Flo' L. Jones
Florence 'Flo' L. Jones, age 88,
passed away Friday, June 30,
2006. Flo was born in Ossining,
N.Y, on Oct. 14,1917.
She was predeceased by her
parents, Ellsworth and Grace
Fowler, and brother, Harold. Mrs.
Jones was predeceased by her
son Jeff in 1986, husband Eddie in
1998, and son Greg in 2001.
She moved to Miami in 1945
where she met and married Eddie
Jones in 1947. They moved to
Belle Glade shortly after they were
married. Flo was a member of St.
John's Episcopal Church and has
been a member of Florida Beta XI
Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi since
1949.
Survivors include her grand-
son, Adam Jones; great-grand-
daughter, Alyssa Jones, and
daughter-in-law Holly (Jeff) Jones
of Clewiston, daughter-in-law,
Sylvia (Greg) Jones of Stuart.
Visitation and funeral services
will be held Thursday, July 6 from
10 until 11 a.m. Visitation with
service will be at 11 a.m. at St.
John's Episcopal Church in Belle
Glade. Interment will follow at
Port Mayaca Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make
donations to St. John's Episcopal
Church, 225 N.W. Avenue G.,
Belle Glade.
All arrangements are under the


direction of Glades Funeral
Chapel in Belle Glade.
Kenneth Wayne
Keen, DVM
Kenneth Wayne Keen, DVM,
age 56, of Moore Haven, passed
away June 29, 2006 in Buena
Vista, Ga. He was born Feb. 11,
1950 in Miami to the late, Kenneth
Vincent and Zelma Theodosia
(Akin) Keen. Kenny graduated in
1975 from Auburn University
School of Veterinary Medicine. He
was a parishioner at St. Joseph
the Worker Catholic Church,
Knights Of Columbus, He was a'
27 year volunteer leader with
Hendry County 4-H, a volunteer
with Glades County 4-H, a rhem-
ber of both Hendry County and
Glades County Cattleman's
Assoc., and a Director of the
Hendry County Fair Board.
Survivors include his wife,
Donna Rae (Herndon) Keen; his
children, Kenneth (Amanda)
Wayne Keen, Jr., Jennifer(Robert)
Nolan Hager, West Palm Beach,
Stephanie Jane Keen, Ft. Laud-
erdale, Jason Whidden, Jacob
Whidden, and Matt Whidden, all
of Moore Haven; his mother,
Zelma T. Keen of Clewiston; sis-
ters,
Pamela (Harold) Gunderson
of Pisgha, Ga. and Beverly
(Joaquin) Fernandez of West
Palm Beach; his brother,
Harold(Alicia) Keen of Clewiston,
his grandchildren, Colton Robert
Keen, Megan Marie Keen and
Rylan Asher Keen.
Funeral services were held
Monday, July 3, 10 a.m. at Saint
Joseph the Worker Catholic
Church, Moore Haven with Father
Esteban Soy and Rev. Sherrill
Tillery officiating.
Interment followed in the
Ortona Cemetery. Visitation was,
held on Sunday, July 2 from 2 until
4 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in Clewiston. In lieu of
flowers, the family suggests
memorials to the Doc Keen 4-H
Memorial Scholarship Fund at the
First Bank of Clewiston. All
arrangements are being handled
by Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
Clewiston.
Betty Pease
Betty Pease, 82, of Greenville,
S.C., formerly of Clewiston,
widow of Lester M. Pease, died
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at
Greenville Memorial Medical Cen-
ter.
Born in Lincoln, Neb., she was.
a daughter of the late Jesse and


Grace Mosher Playford.
Surviving are two sons, David
Pease of Greenville, S.C. and Den-
nis Pease of West Virginia, two
daughters, Cindy' Barnes of
Clewiston, and Kim Kenimer of
Va.; eight grandchildren including
Bo, Donald and Steven Barnes of
Clewiston and numerous great
grandchildren including Shayna
Barnes, Frankie Barnes and Blake
Barnes of Clewiston; and a sister,
Helen Gier of Fort Myers.
Graveside services were con-
ducted Friday, May 26, 2006 at
Woodlawn Memorial Park in
Greenville, S.C.
Donald R. Pursley
Donald R. 'John Eye' Pursley,
age 69, of the Sanford community
near Riceville died Friday morning
June 30 at his residence.
A native of Chattanooga, he
was the son of the late Knox B.
Pursley and Doris Williams Purs-
ley Nunley and was preceded in
death by a brother, Edward Purs-
ley. -
He was a member of East-
anallee Baptist Church and had
served in the U.S. Army. He was a
welder in the mechanical depart-
ment at Bowater for 38 years until
his retirement.
Survivors include his wife Kat-
rina McClure Pursley of Riceville;
three daughters and one son-in-
law, Tammy and Andy Muth of
Georgetown, Tenn.; Evelyn Knox
Layman of Wadley, Ga., and
Donna Pursley of Riceville; one
son and daughter-on-law, Hayden
and Paulette Pursley of Riceville;
one granddaughter, Deborah
.Muth; seven grandsons, John
Muth, Derek Pursley, Drew Muth,
Edward Pursley, Jacob Layman,
Conner Pursley, and Chandler
Pursley; two great-grandchildren;
and a sister and brother-in-law,
Connie and Ron Schlosser of
Brooksville.
Funeral service were held in
the Chapel of Jerry Smith Funeral
Home with Reverend Oran Creas-
man officiating.
The committal service was
held in the Pursley Family Ceme-
tery.
Pallbearers were Jerry Ple-
mons, Cecil Williams, Lint Stegall,
Orville McClure, Jr., Orville
McClure, III, and Nathan McClure.
Honorary pallbearers were the
adult men's Sunday school class
at Eastanallee Baptist Church.
Jerry Smith Funeral Home of
Athens is serving the family of
Donald. R. Pursley.


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Thursday, July 6, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


ASR groundbreaking at Okee-Tantie


Wells will hold
water to be used
in time of drought

By Pete Gawda
INI Florida
"A small piece of the restora-
tion process," is how Dennis
Duke, program manager for
ecosystem restoration for the U. S.
Army Corps of Engineers (COE),
described the groundbreaking
ceremony at Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina, on Lake
Okeechobee's northern shore,
Thursday morning.
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) and COE
officials participated in a ground-
breaking ceremony marking the
start of construction on the Lake
Okeechobee Aquifer Storage and
Recovery (ASR) pilot, a Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Plan (CERP) project.
The program was made mem-
orable by blazing heat, a trouble-
some sound system and the noise
of airboats.
"Today's celebration marks a
significant milestone along our
journey to help restore the Ever-
glades," Mr. Duke went on to say.
"This pilot project is vital in deter-
mining the feasibility of using this
technology to achieve successful
ecosystem restoration."
He said the proposal called for
330 wells, many of them in the
area north of Lake Okeechobee,
to store up to 1.6 billion gallons of
freshwater that will be released
during time times of drought.
Mr. Duke said that ASRs were
not a new concept. The first ones
were dug in 1983 and have been
very successful in different parts
of the state.
By storing water underground,
he said, large tracts of land were
not necessary, as is the case with
above ground storage. In addi-
tion, the water would not evapo-
rate as it would with surface stor-
age. He said that 70 or 80 percent
or more of the water could be


recovered.
After a multiyear drought, he
said that the water that had been
banked could be recovered.
There is a two-fold purpose for
the project, Mr. Duke said. One is
to provide water and the second.
is to take water off the lake that is
now sent to the ocean via the
estuaries.
People around the Caloosa-
hatchee River and St. Lucie Canal
have been complaining of fresn-
water discharges from Lake
Okeechobee that Corps of Engi-
neers maintains are necessary to
keep the lake level down.
He said this well would be
used to verify the assumption that
330 would be an adequate num-
ber of wells.
He also spoke of the rehabilita-
tion program on the Herbert
Hoover Dike encircling the lake.
He said that Corps holds safety in
the highest regard and that funds
have been appropriated for next
year to continue the rehabilitation
process.
"There are challenges, we
know," he said, in reference to the
problem of seepage.
He also made mention of the
new lake level regulation plan
that is currently being formulated.
According to him, it would keep
the lake an average of one or two
feet lower and that this schedule
would be an interim schedule.
Another schedule that would be
compatible with CERP would be
completed in 2010.
Michele McGovern, of U. S.
Senator Bill Nelson's office, said
the senator is supportive of the
ASR program.
"Teamwork came through,"
asserted Pete Kwiatkowski, direc-
tor of resource evaluation and
modeling for SFWMD, as he rec-
ognized the contractors and other
government agencies involved.
Mr. Kwiatkowski noted that
the National Academy of Science
had reviewed the pilot project and
has applauded the efforts it repre-
sented.
"This is a historical day," said


Okeechobee County Deputy
Administrator Jim Threewits.
"Today, we are taking a step
toward reversing the declining
condition of the lake. One of our
nation's greatest environmental
restoration projects has been
undertaken."
He noted that CERP would
protect and preserve water
resources for future generations.
Mr. Duke said this was a critical
point in the Everglades restora-
tion, an area that is bigger than
the state of New Jersey.
"We need everyone's support.
We thank everyone for their sup-
port," he said.
The pilot project is part of
CERP and will help engineers
determine the feasibility of using
ASRs in ecosystem restoration.
ASRs will store large quantities of
fresh water up to 5 million gal-
lon per day where it can be
treated to meet federal and state
water standards and later be used
to meet ecological and other
resource needs.
The pilot phase will be com-
pleted over a six-year period and
cost an estimated $19 million.
The Lake Okeechobee ASR
Pilot Project will evaluate ASR
technology at two locations adja-
cent to Lake Okeechobee. The
sites are located along the Kissim-
mee River near its outlet to Lake
Okeechobee in Okeechobee
County and by the St. Lucie Canal
near the Port Mayaca lock in Mar-
tin County.
The Lake Okeechobee ASR
Pilot Projects sites will have pump
plants, water treatment facilities,
ASR test wells, monitoring wells
and equipment required for oper-
ational tests.
This multi-purpose project will
evaluate technical and regulatory
uncertainties associated with ASR
technology near Lake Okee-
chobee. Even though this type of
technology has been used before
in Florida, it has not been tested
on the scale envisioned for CERP.
The ASR pilot projects, along with
the ASR Regional Study will


answer the questions of scale.
The Lake Okeechobee ASR
pilot project is necessary to identi-
fy the most suitable sites for the
aquifer storage and recovery
wells near Lake Okeechobee and
to identify the best configuration
for those wells. Additionally, the
pilot project will determine the
specific water quality characteris-
tics of the receiving ASR wells
near Lake Okeechobee and iden-
tify the optimum configuration for
those wells.
Further information obtained
from the pilot project will provide
the hydrogeological and geotech-
nical characteristics of the upper
Floridan Aquifer System (FAS)
within the region and its ability to
maintain injected water for future
recovery.
However, not everyone is in
favor of ASRs.
A statement released the same
day by the Sierra Club, the
nation's oldest, largest and most
influential grassroots environ-
mental organization, questioned
the claims and effectiveness of
ASRs.
"The ASR plan has been wide-
ly criticized by nationally-known
scientists due to its excessive
scale and exaggerated claims.
ASR is of questionable reliability
and may do little to restore and
reconnect a disjointed ecosys-
tem," the club said in their state-
ment.
The statement goes on to say
that scientists have warned that
the enormous pressure created
by ASRs could lead to the fracture
of underground lime rock forma-
tions, dispersal of dangerous
chemicals and biological agents
pumped into and out of 333 wells.
The Sierra Club favors storing
water in above ground reservoirs
that provide a habitat for fish and
birds and lets gravity and percola-
tion do the work of pumps.
The Audubon Society of Flori-
da takes a little different
approach.
"As much as possible we
should rely on surface storage of


Big Lake Radio Club holds field day


Rev. Samuel S. Thomas,
W3ALE PlO
Big Lake Amateur Radio Club
On Saturday, June 24, radio
amateurs in Clewiston and oth-
ers around Lake Okeechobee
participated in the national radio
field day exercise as a part of
civil defense and, emergency
preparedness. The amateur
radio community is known for
its reliability in crises and disas-
ters; as a source that "gets
through" when commercial and
cell phone transmissions fail.
The field day exercise is a
national event sponsored
through the American Radio
Relay League and involves oper-
ating under emergency condi-
tions for a 24-hour period. It is a
time to check out equipment
and test operating procedures;
amateurs attempt to work as
many stations as possible during
the period. The local amateurs
contacted stations from various
states in the U. S. as well as
Canadian stations; using both
voice (single sideband) and.
code (Morse code) modes. Also,
contacts by VHF transmission
were made using FM modes,
these latter contacts being to
Coral Springs and Fort Myers, as
well as around the Lake. The
exercise requires operators to
be licensed as radio amateurs
and involves taking and passing
a license examination for the
operators and station licenses
issued by the Federal govern-
ment. Because radio transmis-
sions can interfere with emer-
gency and life-endangering
communications, the federal
government requires amateurs


Submitted to INI
Jim Sparks, AA4BN operating High Frequency, and Sam Thomas, W3ALE and Assistant
Emergency Coordinator for Hendry County ARRL (mike in hand operating VHF during Field
Day during field day at the Hendry County Emergency Operations Center in Clewiston. In the
background is Ronnie Smith, a local amateur visiting from Belle Glade. Not shown is Eric
Rhinehart of Canal Point, W4KPG, who is president of the Big Lake Amateur Radio Club.
be familiar with the necessary
requirements for operations in a
safe manner. Among the ama-

Day exercise at the Clewiston
Emergency Operations Center
were Jim Sparks, AA4BN, who is
the Emergency Coordinator for
Hendry County, Sam Thomas,
W3ALE, Assistant Emergency
Coordinator, Eric Rhinehart,
W4KPG, President of the Big
Lake Amateur Radio Club, and
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from Belle Glade. Later in the Hendry County, is at the controls of the high frequency trans-
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that there is not enough space
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He said the Audubon Society
was in favor of doing the pilot
program tests to see what the
problems are and if they can be
overcome.
"Let's give it try," he said,
while asserting that there are
"huge uncertainties."
He said there was concern
about changing the flow of the
aquifer and that contaminated
water might seep into the
potable aquifer.
Mr. Kwiatskowski said a sin-
gle well would not crack the
lime rock. However, he conced-
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lime rock. He said their research
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case.
Mr. Kwiatskowski went on to
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a single well would change the
flow of the aquifer. Their analy-
sis would show them if 300 wells
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Make your home



immune to clutter


By Marla Cilley

When was the last time you sat
down to just color, draw, play
music, sing, paint or whatever your
talent is. When our homes are clut-
tered and CHAOS reigns supreme,
we don't have time to do the things
that fulfill us. So that gets put on the
back burner and the flame begins
to die. That little flame is the pas-
sion that is inside of you. How sad
that we have hidden our little light
under a bushel basket all because
we don't think we have time.
So what is your talent? I never
knew what mine was until I got my
home in order. I always knew I
could do anything I set my mind to
do, but I never knew my talent was
in writing and motivating. It was
only 4 months after I started my
routines that I began writing. It
even shocked me! At that time I
was still caught up in my perfec-
tionism and wanted it to be just
perfect before I would let anyone
see it. It is much more fun now. I
write to my hearts content and give
it to the world every day. It may
have mistakes, but no one is per-
fect and I feel great about the mes-
sage.
Clutter does not bless our
homes. It is a villain that comes to
rob us of our passion, love, money
and time. Let go of your clutter and
find yourself with more time than
you ever dreamed possible. It is
hard work organizing clutter that is
why I say that you cannot organize
clutter; you can only get rid of it.
That goes for the clutter in your
brain too.


This villain comes into your
home and holds you hostage forev-
er; unless you get wise to his evil
intentions and toss him out on his
ear. Clutter slips in unexpected and
slowly adds more clutter to your
home. It robs you of your energy.
Oh let's do a little test. Just clean off
the coffee table in your living room.
Go spend 5 minutes doing it. Now
make it completely clear; no what-
nots; just a clear space. Feather
dust the table or wipe it down. It
has been a while since you have
seen that surface. Now stand back
and look at it. How does that make
you feel? Next start putting stuff
back on it till it begins to feel
uncomfortable. I wager that after
about three items you stop your-
self, because is doesn't look good,
but the truth is how it makes you
feel inside is whyyou stop.
We become immune to our
clutter. We don't think our things
are clutter but if your spouse piles
the dining table up with something
they are working on, it is clutter.
Our stuff is a project that we are
going to get back to. Practice pick-
ing up after yourself and putting
things away when it is time to stop
working on it. You can get it back
out later.
Recognize your clutter, release it
and find your passion again.
For more help getting rid of your
CHAOS; check out her website and
join her free mentoring group at
www.FlyLady.netor her book, Sink
Reflections published by Bantam
and her new book, Body Clutter.
Copyright 2006 Marla Cilley Used
by permission in this publication.


Berries are healthy


and versatile


By Leanne Ely

Just this week I've gotten
some spectacular bargains on
berries! Strawberries, blueber-
ries, blackberries and raspber-
ries are all in season and deli-
cious right now. One of my
favorite snacks is lemon or vanil-
la yogurt mixed with frozen
blueberries. It's a wonderful
treat!
Berries aren't just tasty,
they're amazingly healthy. Here
are a few healthy facts about
berries so you can incorporate
them into your menus this week:
.*Blueberries bilberriess in
Europe) are one of the healthiest
foods you can eat. The dark blue
color tells you they are phyto-
chemically rich in antioxidants
and studies are showing that


these gems have more antioxi-
dants than any other fruit or veg-
etable! Imagine that!
*Raspberries are my most
favorite fruit. Check this out-
one cup of raspberries is only 50
calories-the carb count on the
sugar is only 17 grams and--8
grams of fiber! So this is a great
fruit for people watching their
crabs...only 9 net grams of carbs
per serving. .
SeStrawberries (8 a day) have
been found to help lower blood
pressure (Nutrition and Health
Research Center study), thereby
making them a good heart
healthy fruit choice. They're also
high in ellagic acid, a phyto-
chemical known for its cancer
fighting properties. Strawberries
may also help enhance memory
and aid in rheumatoid arthritis.


CREW volunteers continue clean-up


The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties
volunteers have started processes
to ensure coordination of volun-
teers and have moved into our
own building thanks to the city
renting for $1 a year.
CREW's volunteer coordina-
tor and case management super-
visor have left and new ones
were hired. The new staff mem-
bers have made great strides in
organizing the case management
staff and the volunteer process.
Since June 1 things have really
taken off. Four groups of volun-
teer came in and work on 10
clients homes. One local crew
put tarps on two roofs. One crew
from Lakeland worked on three
client homes, helping with dry-
wall, plumbing, painting and
demolition. One crew from Palm
Harbor put tarps on two or more
roofs. One crew from Pennsylva-
nia rebuilt a fence for one client,
repaired drywall, cool sealed
roofs, installed tile and carpet,
and also replaced skirting on
mobile homes for two other
clients. The group from Lakeland
was back twice and do plan to
come back again.
A group from Ohio is currently
here and have done debris
cleanup and are currently work-
ing on replacing drywall, ceilings,
windows, and studs. Grace Relief
Disaster Ministry from Punta
Gorda helped with debris
removal for our clients this past
weekend as well.
Donations included tools to
help crews get their jobs done, a
number of power tools, a fence
stretcher, post-hole diggers,
heavy plastic and firing strips to
tarp roofs. Volunteer groups that
have come this month have
pledged donations of $1,700
total. Donations have also includ-
ed the use of ladders, trucks, drills
and other tools. Six-thousand
dollars from the Community
Relief Fund is to be shared
between two counties. Several
local business and individuals
also donated supplies, furniture,
labor, food for volunteers, and
use of tools and trucks.


The program has a total of 672
cases, including those still open;
ones which have been closed;
cases still unassigned, and refer-
rals back to Palm Beach LTRO.
Within the month of June, 250
cases were opened, reviewed
and the homes assessed by case
managers; 317 cases total in
Hendry County have been
assigned, reviewed and homes
assessed for damages, 49 in
Glades County. Seventy-nine
cases have been closed in
Hendry County, 34 of those in the
month of June. Eleven cases have
been closed in Glades County,
three in June. There are currently
174 unassigned, unassisted
clients. June was the most pro-
ductive month CREW has had
since the new case manger
supervisor came. They currently
have seven case managers but
will lose funding for at least five,
or possible six of them as of July
1.
Two secretarial positions
(part-time) have helped through
a grant for the month of June.
Those staff members are also
leaving July 1. This is our third
secretarial staff who has worked
part time for a couple of months
now. They will have no staff in
these positions beginning July 1.
Case manager supervisor,
executive director and volunteer
coordinator all participated in
FIND training that helped us learn
from other LTRO experiences.
The executive director and volun-
teer coordinator also began their
CERT training course to become
first responders for Hendry Coun-
ty to help our residents out in the
event of a disaster. The case
manger supervisor will also be
taking this course.
At long last, the Disaster
Response Database (DRD) is up
can running and they have
entered most of the data. The
girls have been working steady
using the computers full time just
entering this information. Three
hundred thirty-two cases have
been entered into the Hendry
county data base, with 75 clients
entered into the Glades County
database. It took two computer-


savvy volunteers, a board mem-
ber and his friends; our own
FIND and Lutheran Disaster DRD
friends, and our case manage-
ment supervisor a lot of time and
patience to get it working.
CREW has partnered with
many agencies to help facilitate
help to our clients. They have
partnered with United Way,
UMCOR and PDA. In addition,
they have assisted USDA by pro-
viding a local place they could
meet with clients and help them
qualify for low cost loans. They
have also assisted in getting infor-
mation to the Empowerment
Alliance which resulted in
$10,000 in supplies and services
to clients. Also, CREW volunteers
are assisting the Rotary Club in
finding a good use for $30,000.
The funding will be spent on
clients who are rebuilding their
homes as well. They have helped
get donated chairs (80), cribs,
strollers, diapers and other sup-
plies to needy families.
FEMA representatives, Ortes
Perez and Keith Denning have
also been working with us. They
have worked jointly with Work-
force Development, providing a
place for them to train staff. They
have also worked with United
Way and helped them in promot-
ing their 211 program. Many
clients have been referred to this
program. One of our staff
through the NEG grant has been
helping the local Methodist
Church with office assistance in
addition to completing work for
us. The local Methodist Church
and the local Presbyterian
Church have provided shelter to
our volunteers as well as meals.
Meals have also been provided by
the Baptist Church, local restau-
rants, various church members
from various affiliations, and
other volunteers.
Some problems include that
many procedures which are not
yet in place.
A policy manual has not yet
been written, thus it has been dif-
ficult dealing with issues that
come up without this guide. They
have successfully gotten a proce-
dure in place for handling volun-


teers and ensuring paperwork
and information is gathered.
Releases must be signed prior to
volunteers doing any work. Vol-
unteers have been pooled at
times to work on "crisis cases"
instead of focusing on long term
recovery needs. Polices and pro-
cedures manual is almost com-
pleted. Clear boundaries were
presented for ensuring that all
volunteers go through our volun-
teer coordinator who has com-
pleted training for these proce-
dures. Crisis cases are being
referred to United Way's 211 pro-
gram. The case management
supervisor was hired and trained
to make referrals and to ensure
backgrounds and complete infor-
mation has been gathered on
clients before assisting them.
CREW desperately needs
more donations of money for
supplies; to hire contractors, and
also more skilled volunteers.
They are also in need of a con-
struction coordinator, and would
also another Spanish speaking
case manager. An office person
would be very helpful as well.
. Funding to assist those who are
unregistered would also be help-
ful.
CREW volunteers are trying to
pull of building a house for a
client in July but due to delays
from volunteer contractors draw-
ing up the plans, and the inspec-
tor's vacation, it is looking like
this may not happen. They are
working and hoping for the best
to ensure that it does. Much of the
success depends on the coopera-
tion they get from local contrac-
tors, the county inspector, and
the weather.
Appreciation for the case
management supervisor, volun-
teer coordinator and executive
director is in order. These staff
members regularly put in over 50
hours a week, sometimes closer
to 80. Their time spent is greatly
appreciated.
As a reminder, CREW services
will be closing for four days over
the Fourth of July holiday.


Guest Commentary



WWJD, What would John Wayne do?


By Rob Mixon

Sitting at my computer, I
opened an email. The screen
slowly (I still have dial-up) start-
ed to fill. It was easy to recognize
the dark blue background, stud-
ded with bold white stars of the
American flag.
Before the red and white
stripes of the flag came. into
view, a beige cowboy hat mate-
rialized. First, the rim and then
the creased top.
Under the cowboy hat came
the unforgettable face of John
Wayne. His classic look of cow-
boy hat, scarf around his neck,
leather opened vest, blue civil
war shirt with it's top flap unbut-
toned. The unbuttoned shirt
exposed more civil war shirt
under the opened flap.
He had that John Wayne look
that we have learned always
means business. The look that is
usually followed by a one line
statement that says it all. John
Wayne stood there, with the
American flag as his back-
ground, with his hands on.his
hips. A bit of a challenging


stance.
Some of the tributes that have
been paid to him came to mind:
"It was because of what John
Wayne said about what we are
and what we can be that his
great and deep love of America
can be returned in full measure."
Jimmy Carter
And then another:
"We called him DUKE, and
he was every bit the giant off
screen he was on. Everything
about him-his stature, his, style,
his convictions-conveyed endur-
ing strength...yet there was
more. To my wife, Nancy, 'Duke
Wayne was the most gentle, ten-
der person I ever knew"...
Ronald Reagan
There he stood firm, hands
on his hips, the icon of the old
American west. The background
behind him was filled with the
bright red, white, and blue of the
American flag. This patriotic
background filled the entire
screen behind "Duke." To the
left of this no-nonsense, take
charge, bigger than life man the
following words were printed:
Now just why in the HELL do


I have to press "1" for English?"
Information from U.S. Eng-.
lish, Inc. (Foreign Language
Usage In Florida) states the fol-
lowing: "With some 33 million
foreign-born now living in the
U.S. and immigration out of con-
trol, America is rapidly becom-
ing multilingual-as evidenced
by these disturbing statistics on
our government's provisions for
non-English speakers...
Election ballots are printed in
foreign languages at over 1,000
polling locations.
Foreign language driver's
license exams are given in
almost 90 percent of the states,
with some states offering as
many as 30 different languages.
The Department of Justice
uses $27 million of tax revenue
annually to provide voting bal-
lots, registration forms, and
brochures in languages other
than English.
Some immigrant rights
groups argue that the declining
usage of English is only tempo-
rary-that the use of foreign lan-
guages in Florida schools, on
voting ballots, tax forms, and


driver's license exams should be
encouraged for now. .
But, most Americans believe
abandoning English as our com-
mon language undermines our
national unity; that encouraging
the use of foreign languages ulti-
mately hurts rather than helps
immigrants; and that establish-
ing English as our nation's offi-
cial language is vital to preserv-
ing our democracy, the unity of
our society, and our way of life in
America.
I believe if John Wayne could
have made that one sentence
statement, printed next to him
with the American flag as his
background, in his usual no
nonsense way...he would have
said it all!
Rob Mixon may be reached
on his aviation web site:
www.betterpilot.com.




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Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty,
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it. The
following information was pro-
vided by the Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office (PBSO).
Western Palm
Beach County
Joseph A. Peterson, 25, of
Northwest 11th Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Tuesday, June 27
by PBSO and charged with con-
tempt of court-circuit or county for
failure to appear on a written
promise to appear for drug court
on June 7, 2005 for charges of pos-
session of cocaine and domestic
battery. No bond was set.
Cordell Alexander Washing-
ton, 18, of Runyon Village, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Tuesday,
June 27 by PBSO and charged with
robbery with a firearm; burglary of
unoccupied dwelling/unarmed;
larceny petit theft first offense.
No bond was set.
Lukce Aime, 17, of Southwest
Avenue B, Belle Glade, was arrest-
ed on Tuesday, June 27 by PBSO
and charged with homicide-willful
kill-murder premeditated. He is
being held without bond.
Shannon R. Williams, 20, of
Northwest 22nd Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Tuesday,
June 27 by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with violation of pro-
bation; grand theft. He was
released on a $1,000 bond.
Charles Williams, 43, of Third
Street, Belle Glade, was arrested
on June 28 by Belle Glade Police
Department and charged with
unarmed burglary of unoccupied
dwelling. No bond was set.
e Charles Johnson, 28, of
Northwest 1 th Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on June 28 by PBSO
and charged with possession of
cocaine with intent to sell; posses-
sion df marijuana with intent to
sell; resisting officer obstruction
without violence; non-moving traf-
fic violation driving while license
suspended habitual offender;
resisting officer- obstruction with-
out violence fleeing and eluding
police failure to obey law
enforcement officer order to stop.
His total bond was set at $8,000.
Gary Bennard Row, 32, of


Crime Stoppers


The Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office is seeking help
from the public in locating the
following "wanted .fugitive."
Gilbert Monroe, 30, a black
male, is 6 feet tall and weighs
approximately 200 pounds. He
has black hair and brown
eyes. He has tattoos on both
arms. His last known address
is Southwest D Avenue, Belle
Glade. He has been previously
employed as an auto detailer.
He 'is wanted on a warrant
for violation of probation -
sale of cocaine.
Anyone with information
on the whereabouts of this
fugitive or any crime is asked
to call the Crime Stoppers Hot-
line at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477)


Runyon Village A, Belle Glade, was
arrested on June 28 by PBSO and
charged with driving while license
suspended habitual offender -
resisting officer- obstruction with-
out violence. Bond was set at
$3,000.
Titorian Freeman, 22, of
Southwest Eighth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 30 by
PBSO and charged with aggravat-
ed battery on an officer; posses-
sion of marijuana in excess of 20
grams; selling marijuana within
1,000 feet of place of worship;
aggravated battery on an officer,
resisting arrest without violence.
No bond was set.
Tony Martin, 22, of Southwest
Avenue D, Belle Glade, was arrest-
ed on July 1 by Belle Glade Police
Department on a warrant charging
him with aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon without intent to
kill, domestic battery; robbery
with a firearm, possession of
weapon by violent career criminal.
Bond was set at $25,000.
Idamson Auguste, 24, of
Southwest Avenue C Place, Belle
Glade, was arrested on July 1 by
PBSO and charged with a sex
offense on a victim 12-15 years of
age; lewd or lascivious battery.
Bond was set at $5,000.
Bennie J. Clayton, 48, of
Southwest Avenue C, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 1 by Belle
Glade Police Department and
charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon without


Gilbert Monroe
or online at: www.crimestop-
perspbc.com.,


intent to kill. Bond was set at
$1,000.
Nathaniel Burroughs, 40, of
Second Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on July 3, by Belle Glade
Police Department on a warrant
charging him with cocaine posses-
sion; possession of narcotic equip-
ment possession or use. Bond was
set at $3,000.
Stanquita Russ, 19, of Golden
Place, Pahokee, was arrested on
Wednesday, June 28 by PBSO on a
warrant charging her with aggra-
vated battery using a deadly
weapon. She was released on her
own recognizance;
Patrick Vickers, 24, of South-,
west Virginia West, South Bay, was'
arrested on Wednesday, June 28,
by PBSO and charged with domes-
tic battery. No bond was set
Ossie Dee Polk, 31, of Apple
Avenue, Pahokee, was arrested on
June 28 by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with failure to
appear written promise to
appear for arraignment on charges
of DUI/open container of alcohol
(driver); violation of probation or
community control domestic,
battery. Total bond was set at
$5,500.
*Dredrick Donnell McKinney of
Padgett Circle, Pahokee, was
arrested on June 28 by PBSO and
charged with driving while license
suspended habitual ,offender.
Bond was set at $3,000.
Tommy Colson, 50, of South
Jordan Boulevard, Pahokee, was


arrested on June 29 by Lake Worth
Police and charged with posses-
sion of a controlled substance
without a prescription. Bond was
set at $3,000.
Christopher Antwon Brown,
21, of Southwest Sixth Street,
Pahokee, was arrested on June 29
by PBSO and charged with proba-
tion violation possession of mari-
juana; fleeing and eluding an offi-
cer. No bond was set.
Tashandria Darveta Hendrix,
30, of Holman Court, Pahokee,
was arrested on June 30 on a war-
rant by PBSO charging her with
aggravated battery. No bond was
set.
E'Carves C. Polk, 19, of Apple
Avenue, Pahokee, was arrested on
June 30 by PBSO and charged with
failure to appear -for felony
offense; failure to appear for case
disposition: aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon. No bond
was set.
Jameka Lawanda McGee, 20,
of Southwest 12th Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on June 28 by
PBSO and charged with aggravat-
ed battery using a deadly weapon.
No bond was set.
Darnika Francis, 19, of South-
west Seventh Avenue, South Bay,
was arrested on June 28 by West
Palm Beach Police and charged
with larceny theft of $300 or
more but less than $5,000/grand
theft. Bond was set at $3,000.
Ekeira Jshara Scott, 19, of
Southwest Ninth Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on June 28 by
West Palm Beach Police and
charged with larceny theft of
$300 or more but less than
$5,000/grand theft. Bond was set
at $3,000.
Rakinya L. Davis, 21, of Palm
Beach Road, South Bay, was
arrested on June 28 by PBSO and
charged with violation of pre-trial
release for domestic violence. No
bond has been set.
Lennard Bent, 31, of Oak
Court, South Bay, was arrested on
June 29 by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with failure to
appear for arraignment on May 30
on written promise to appear
Bond was set at $1,000.
Johnny Bee Tillman, 26, of
Palm Beach Road, South Bay, was
arrested by West Palm Beach
Police Department on June 30, on
a warrant charging him with pos-
session of marijuana over 20
grams. Bond was set at $3,000.
Torrance Kearse, 26, of


Southwest First Street, South Bay,
was arrested on July 2 by PBSO
and charged with resisting officer
with violence; cocaine possession
with intent to sell, manufacture or
deliver; booked for Volusia County
Sheriff's Office. Bond was set at
$7,500.
Luis Fernando Betanzos, 18,


was arrested on July 3 by PBSO
and charged with violation of pro-
bation or community control: tres-
pass commercial horticulture.
Booked for Martin County Sheriff's
Office. He is being held without
bond.
For more area arrests, please
seepage 10


Dr. Beatty's office will be permanently
closed as of June 30, 20061
If you wish to pick up your records you may do so
before the 30th here in our office.
Otherwise our records will be transferred over to:
Dr. Edward Vickers
905 West Ventura Ave
Clewiston, FL 33440
Dr. Beatty recommends that all patients continue
their chiropractic care with Dr. Vickers at the above
address. Phone (863) 983-8391 for an appointment.
Dr. Beatty will not be treating any patients after
the 30th for any reason.
Thank you,
We are sorry for the inconvenience.








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Essays educate kids on teen pregnancy School News in Brief


Hendry/Glades County Health
Department teen programs held
its annual essay/poster contest in
May in conjunction with National
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Month. The contest was open to
all middle and high school stu-
dents in Hendry and Glades coun-
ties. This year's topic was "My
Choice, My Future." Judging was
done by County Commissioners
Bill Maddox and Darrell Harris
and nurse practitioner, Jennifer
Hood. The winners were Tauna
McDonald, Moore Haven Jr/Sr
High; Matthew Shearer, Moore
Haven Jr/Sr High; Jo Lynn Platt,
Moore Haven Jr/Sr High; Jerome
Dawkins, Clewiston Middle
School; and Nicole Gonzalez,
Clewiston Middle School. Nicole
Gonzalez won the poster contest.
Winning essays included:


Jerome Dawkins, CMS, 6th
grade
In America today over 40 per-
cent of teenagers are sexually
active. And over 30 percent
become teen parents or contract
a STD. Mainly because of peer
pressure and lack of knowledge.
Peer pressure is agreeing on
something that you normally
wouldn't agree to.
Many young people find out
the hard way after having sex,
that things aren't the way they
thought it would be. Almost all
teens, that are having sex say that
after having sex they wish that
they would have waited. Almost
all are females. Many aren't aware
of the consequences.
The biggest concern is the
AIDS epidemic. AIDS stand for
Acquired Immune Deficiency syn-


drome. It is caused by the human
immunodeficiency virus. When
the virus gets into the body, it
damages the immune system, the
body system that fights infection.
Once the virus enters the body, it
can grow quietly in the body for
months or even years. People
infected with HIV might not feel
or appear sick. Eventually, the
weakened immune system gives
way to certain types of infections.
How the disease is transmit-
ted:
The virus enters the body in
three basic ways: Through direct
contact with the bloodstream.
Examples of this include contact
with blood, semen, vaginal fluids
or breast milk of an infected
mother. Through the mucous
membrane linings in eyes,
mouth, throat, rectum and vagi-


na. Example: Having sex without
a latex condom with an HIV posi-
tive person male or female.
Through being infected as an
unborn child or shortly after birth
by an infected mother. The virus
can not enter through the skin
unless a cut or break in the skin.
Even then the possibility of infec-
tion is very low unless there is a
direct contact for a lengthy period
of time. Saliva is not known to
transmit HIV
Prevention:
Your behavior can put you at
risk for being infected with HIV,
HBV, and HCV. Having sex with-
out protection (such as con-
doms) put you and others at risk.
Clean any area of your skin that
comes in contact with blood or
body fluids.


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Bosley has been swimming
longer than she can remember.
As one of the seven-member Tal-
lahassee Serinas synchronized
swim team, she is taking that
skill to a higher level. Amber's
novice team won two gold
medals in the Sunshine State
Game competition Sunday, June
18, at University of Miami. They
took the gold in team routine
and trio routine.
The sixth-grader says it's hard
work to be on a swim team.
They practice twice a week at
Trousdell pool in Tallahassee 11
months a year. She's got a
month off now. After competing
in Miami, Amber came to Pio-
neer Plantation to send some
time with her grandparents, Fred
and Pat Bosley. Amber is the
daughter of David and Sharon
Bosley. She was born in West
Palm Beach and attended Cen-
tral Elementary in kindergarten
and first grade. Her mom
worked for the City of Clewiston
and for Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center before the family
moved to Tallahassee five years


ago. Her dad, David, is self
employed in the construction
homecare business. She has a
seven-year-old brother, Austin.
Swimming with the Serinas
gives her time to relax and make
new friends and she gets to go
neat places like Miami and Day-
tona for competitions. Of
course, she gives up a lot, too.
Two days before competition
you have to give up some stuff
you like, she says, like soda and
candy Synchronized swimming
involves some complicated
group maneuvers. The blossom
(heads down in the water, feet
above water forming opening
flower petals) is her favorite.
Amber also likes to do cheer-
leading and plays the viola. Of
course, she has chores she
hates taking out the trash and
the family has a dog and cat.
Amber says she enjoys swim-
ming because it makes you feel
"lighter" and hopes to compete
in the Olympics one day. She
hopes to work at Sea World or to
become a veterinarian when she
grows up.


Literacy program
The Clewiston Library, in
conjunction with the Harlem
Library, has completed training
volunteers to serve as tutors to
local adults who need assistance
in reading and writing literacy.
Trainers from Palm Beach Coun-
ty presented two intensive train-
ing 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 certi-
fied tutor. In an effort to meet the
needs of the community, the ses-
sions will take place at the
Clewiston Library, as well as in
Harlem. For additional informa-
tion, please drop by the Clewis-
ton Library or the Harlem
Library for an application. You
may also contact the Program
Director, Sue Vaughn, at the
Clewiston Library, (863) 983-
1493 or at home at (863) 983-
1365. The paperwork is also
available from Barbara Oeffner,
Clewiston Library Director (863)
983-1947 or Florida Thomas,
Harlem Library Director (863)
902-3322.
TechBridge Youth
training program
TechBride Youth training
services a program that is dedi-
cated to enhancing the employa-
bility and work readiness skills
of Out of School Youth between
the ages of 16 and 21 who live in
the Hendry/Glades area, is
presently accepting applications
for enrollment and is ready to
assist young adults who are
ready to deploy on the road to
success. In association with the
Clewiston Adult School and the


Clewiston Career and Develop-
ment Services Center, we offer
students the opportunity to
obtain their GED as well as con-
duct job searches and assistance
with continuance of their educa-
tional goals. For more informa-
tion contact Patrick Coleman at
(863) 983-1300 from 8:30 a.m. to
4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
H.E.R.E. meeting
The Clewiston Home School
Group. H.E.R.E., holds their reg-
ular meetings every first Thurs-
day of each month at the Youth
Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please bring a sack lunch, some-
thing interesting to share, and
join us if you home school or are
thinking of home schooling. The
parent-only home school meet-
ings are the third Monday of
each month at various homes.
We discuss education issues,
programs and upcoming events.
Please call (863) 983-8710 or
(863) 983-6161 for more infor-
mation. We would love to have
you join us.
Kindergarten
Registration under way
Registration requirements for
students enrolling into Kinder-
garten: Students must be 5 years
old on or before Sept. 1, 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.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Amber Bosley shows off her gold medals for synchronized
swimming.


Clewiston student named All-American Wrestler


CLEWISTON Brandon
Caulkins, a sophomore at
Clewiston High School, returned
from the"; National Open
Wrestling Championships held
in Virginia Beach, Virginia, June
24-28 as an All-American in the
119 pound weight class.
Brandon qualified for the
national tournament in April by
wrestling in two weight divi-
sions, the 119 and 125 pound
classes, at Ft. Myers High School
in the national qualifying tourna-
ment.
Brandon wrestled eight
matches and won all of them,
bringing home two gold medals.
Wrestlers must qualify to go to
the National Open by placing
first, second, or third place in
their respective weight class.
There were 1,680 wrestlers
competing from 49 states and


several other countries, such as
Puerto Rico, Russia, and
Afghanistan, at the National
Open Tournament.
Brandon passed the first
round and won his second
round 12-0. On the second day,
he lost his first match 2-1. Since
there were double eliminations,
he was still in the competition
and won his second match that
day.
Brandon won all three
matches on the third day, which
gave him the "All-American" sta-
tus. The fourth and final day was
the Championship round. He
lost that round with a score of 5-
4.
Brandon became an All-
American wrestler by finishing
in the top eight in his weight
division.


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Gov. Bush creates commission for Fla. charter schools


TALLAHASSEE Gov. Jeb Bush
signed House Bill 135, which cre-
ates a state-level charter school
authorizer the Florida Schools
of Excellence Commission. This
independent statewide commis-
sion will directly sponsor charter
schools and authorize municipali-
ties, state universities, community
colleges and additional entities to
co-sponsor charter schools in
Florida, expanding educational
opportunities for students.
"Florida's charter schools offer
a valuable public school option for
students," said Governor Bush.


"This legislation opens the door
for the expansion of more high
quality charter schools in Florida,
and the newly created Commis-
sion will ensure that these schools
are held accountable for serving
student needs."
Currently, local school boards
and select universities are the
only entities allowed to authorize
charter schools in Florida. The
Commission, under the supervi-
sion of the State Board of Educa-
tion, will provide a higher level of
quality, efficiency, transparency
and accountability. The seven-


member Commission will be
appointed by the State Board of
Education based on recommen-
dations from the Governor, the
President of the Senate and the
Speaker of the House. The Com-
mission will authorize and act as
a sponsor of charter schools,
approve or deny Florida Schools
of Excellence (FSE) charter
school applications, renew or ter-
minate charters and conduct
facility and curriculum reviews.
"With its primary focus being
to develop and support charter
schools in order to better meet


growing and diverse needs, this
Commission will ensure that char-
ter schools of the highest academ-
ic quality are approved and sup-
ported throughout the state," said
Sen. Stephen Wise.
"Florida does not embrace a
one-size-fits-all approach to edu-
cation," said Representative Ralph
Arza. "What this bill and the A+ +
Plan for Education do for the state
is to ensure a high-performing
education system that helps every
student achieve success. They give
parents and students an equal
educational opportunity."


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The United Way surpasses goal

Hilliard Brothers of Florida has Department, Senior Connections The funds raised during the
helped push United Way of of Southwest Florida, Child Care campaign will support the work of
Hendry and Glades counties over of Southwest Florida, Hendry 32 agencies that help United
goal again this year. Paul Martin, Glades Behavioral Health Center, Way's friends, neighbors and co-
Regional General Manager (for Hendry County Tax Collector, workers right here in this commu-
the North and East Regions) for Glades School District, Johnson nity. Agencies like Senior Connec-
the Bonita Bay Group, and Chair- Engineering and LaBelle Post tions, Salvation Army, Good
man of the 2005-06 United Way of office. Wheels, Hendry Glades Behav-
Hendry/Glades Counties cam- The network of agencies fund- ioral Health Center Child Care of
paign, is pleased to announce that ed by United Way improve the Southwest Florida and Healthy
the 2005-2006 Campaign has quality of life for everyone in our Families serve a diverse range of
been a great success and has community," said Mr. Martin. "It needs in this community such as
exceeded this year's fundraising feels great to be able to help so nurturing youth and children,
goal of $162,000 by $12,000. That many of our neighbors, especially strengthening families, improving
is more than was raised in last after all of the events from the health and independence for the
year's campaign and an 8 percent pastyear." sick and elderly, helping the dis-
increase. "We are very proud to be part abled reach their potential and
Last month Hilliard Brothers of a caring and generous commu- reaching people in crisis. Last year
wrapped up its employee cam- nity," said Cliff Smith, President of the 32 United Way Agencies
paign and contributed over United Way. "This is the seventh helped over 20,000 people in the
$33,000 to United Way. The other consecutive year that our United community. All of the money
top contributors to this year's Way has reached goal. We are donated to United Way stays in
campaign include: The Hendry pleased that we will be able to Hendry and Glades and helps peo-
County School District, The Boni- fully fund our 32 partner agencies pie right here in the two counties.
ta Bay Group, The Landon Com- and want to thank all the gener- For more information please
panies, Pavese Law Firm, Lykes ous individuals and companies call United Way of Hendry/Glades
Brothers, Hendry County Health who supported the campaign." Counties at (863)675-8383.


Submitted to INI/United Way
United Way has done it again exceeded its fundraising goal. Celebrating are, pictured
from left: Cindy Graham of Senior Connections, Executive Director of Senior Connections
Christine Nolan, Corina Duran of Child Care of SWFL, Paul Martin of The Bonita Bay Group
and Arlene Bettencourt -of Child Care of SWFL


Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone who is listed here and
who is later found not guilty, or
has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform the
newspaper. We will confirm the
information and print it. The fol-
lowing information was provided
by the Glades County Sheriff's
Office (GCSO) and the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office (HCSO). }

Glades County
Todd Cox, 23, of Moore
Haven was arrested on June 24, by
Glades County Deputy, Tito Nieves


on the charge of DUI, refusal to
submit to DUI test, DWLS and an
active warrant for VOP. He was
later released on an $11,500 surety
bond.
Duane Jones, 26, of Okee-
chobee was arrested on June 24,
by Seminole Police Department,
Officer Jackson on the charge of
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell, possession of mari-
juana over 20 grams and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. He was
later released on a $14,500 surety
bond.
Arturo Puentes, 37, of Mira-
mar was arrested on June 25, by
Glades County Deputy, Enderle on



the charge of possession of
cocaine. He was later released on a
$15,000 surety bond.
Ross Hall, 71, of Moore Haven
was arrested on June 25, by Glades
County Deputy, Jason Griner on
the charges of possession of mari-
juana over 20 grams and produc-
ing marijuana. He was later
released on a $4,999 surety bond.
Moses Jumper, 24, of Holly-
wood was arrested on June 25, by
Seminole Police Department, Offi-
cer Chapman on the charge of bat-
tery (domestic violence). He was
later released on his own recogni-
zance.
Pamela Horan, 43, of Holiday


was arrested on June 26, by Semi-
nole Police Department, Officer
Chapman on the charges of DWLS
with knowledge and possession of
cannabis under 20 grams. She was
later released on a $2,500 surety
bond.
Donnie Gore, 43, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Glades
County Deputy Jason Griner on an
active warrant for VOP. He was
later released on a $5,000 surety
bond.
Lance Tommie, 21, of Val
Delia, Ga., was arrested by Semi-
nole Police Department, Officer
Vargas on an active Okeechobee
County warrant. He was later


released on a $2,500 surety bond.

Hendry County
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 Offi-
cer Rolando Gajate was the arrest-
ing 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 Officer
Juan Soto was the arresting officer.
A 15-year-old, male juvenile,
of Clewiston, was arrested June 19,
and charged with battery on a
detention staff juvenile probation
officer.


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on the river. Look to the East and West
and enjoy views from the raised river-
bank. The waterfront piece features
lakefront on the South side and river-
front on the North. Parcel's future land
use is leisure recreation (LR). Your pos-
sibilities are endless here! $3,500,000
SPECTACULAR RIVERFRONT
ESTATE site with over 200 feet of water-
front and already separated into 2 lots.
Site features frontage on the main river
and the "Old River." Old River frontage
includes 60 feet of protected dockage.
There are no corps setbacks on either
lot. $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 wooded and located on
County Road 78. Build your dream
home on this parcel & enjoy endless
views of the Caloosahatchee River. Price
Reduced $499,900


SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR
NATURE LOVERS. This 2/2 CBS
Home & Guest mobile is on Jack's
Branch w/ river access. This Unique
property also has its own private
ISLAND. Gorgeous property is covered
with large oaks. Call for more details.
This is a MUST SEE. $475,000
BEAUTIFUL RIVERVIEWS from this
waterfront homesite on dredged river
oxbow w/ private dock in place. Home site
is located approx. 75 ft. from the main
river. Permits are in place to re-dredge
oxbow to 6-8 ft. depth. $499,000
HOMES IN THE CITY
MOVE IN READY! Newly remodeled 3
Br / 2 Ba home located on large lot in
the city. New carpet, flooring and inte-
rior paint & spacious master bedroom.
$179,900 {Under Contract}
THIS IMMACULATE 2BR/1.5BA HOME
is located in the center of town close to
everything. What a terrific home for some-
one just setting out on their own or sizing
down. Home is partially furnished & ready
for you! $159,900
HOMES
3BR/2BA CBS HOME W/POOL in
Laurel Oaks, very desirable neighbor-
hood w/ great floor plan for a growing
family. Property is surrounded by large
oaks & a few fruit trees. Home/pool
needs TLC & some repairs. Home is
being sold AS IS. $235,000
ONLY CONDO ON THE MARKET IN
LABELLE! This 2BR/2BA unit would
make a great rental investment
or full-time residence. Located on the
first floor this condo features a greenbelt
view, 'tile in kitchen/ bathrooms & a bonus
room. Comfortable living awaits your
arrival! $150,000 {Under Contract}


THIS 2BR/1.5BA MOBILE HOME is
located in quiet River Oaks Subdivision,
Ortona. Great investment for the part-
time Floridian, or a great get-away.
Home being sold partially furnished &
offers split floor plan w/ vaulted ceilings.
$58,500 {UNDER CONTRACT}
HOMES ON ACREAGE
UNIQUE, DESIRABLE AND SECLUD-
ED! Less than a mile from the new West
Glades Elementary. 14.5 acres in one of
the fastest growing areas of Glades
County. Surrounded by large acreage,
this parcel has been cleared & fenced.
This custom built home is spacious and
very well kept. Over 3,400 sq.ft. split
floor plan features ceramic tile, 3 large
bedrooms, walk-in closets & 2.5 spacious
baths. Island kitchen has walk-in pantry,
breakfast area & is open to the large
family room. Master bedroom & bath
offer his and hers walk-in closets, garden
tub, separate shower, dual sinks &
access to the pool. Too many extras to
mention. $1,475,000
3BR/1BA CBS HOME on 8.8+/- acres
fronting on paved road approx. 3 miles
from town. Property is fenced & cross
fenced w/ gorgeous oaks and horse sta-
ble. $490,000.
SPACIOUS 4BR/2BA MAN-UFAC-
TURED home on 4.84 +/- acres com-
pletely fenced, pond & mostly cleared.
Split floor plan, large master bedroom/
bath, office/nursery, formal living room,
family room & open kitchen w/ island.
$325,000
SPACIOUS MANUFACTURED HOME
on 5+/- acres. Property has pond,
fenced, cleared & ready for your horses.
This 4 Br / 2 Ba oversized home features
split floor plan, wood-like flooring in liv-
ing areas & many extras! $285,000


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Wedding


: Submitted to INI/Nicole Anderson
*Julia Lynne Anderson
'Julia Lynne Anderson
SNicole Anderson and Alan
'Marrero of Orlando are proud to
;announce the birth of their
daughter, Julia Lynne. She was
.born on May 26, 2006 at Health
Central in Ocoee. She weighed 6
pounds 14 ounces and was 19
-inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are
Stephen and Tracey Anderson of
Moore Haven.
Paternal grandparents are Mar-
rero and Joyce Adams of White
,Hall, Penn.
Great-grandparents are Gladys
Clayton, of Clewiston, Virginia
Cortes and Luciano Cortez of
.Poinciana, Arthur Trimble of
-Cogan Station, Penn.


Stewart-Pung
Jenny Stewart, daughter of
Calvin and Becky Stewart of
Okeechobee, wed Carey "Butch"
Pung on June 16. The groom is
the son of Eric and Gretchen Eric-
son of Okeechobee.
The private ceremony took
place at Peace Lutheran Church
at 2:30 p.m. on June 16, 2006. It
was officiated by Pastor John
Hirst. The bride and grooms' par-
ents attended, as well as best
man, Daryl Roehm, and matron
of honor, Cathy Rucks. The wed-
ding party met friends and family


Submitted to INI
Orlando Martinez Jr.
Orlando Martinez, Jr.
Orlando and Graciela Martinez
of Moore Haven are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Orlando Martinez, Jr.
He was born on June 8 at
Health Park in Ft. Myers. He
weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and
was 20.5 inches long at birth.
Orlando, Jr., was welcomed
home by his sister, Annalisa Mar-
tinez.
His maternal grandparents are
Lorenzo and Marisol Sanchez of
Moore Haven.
Orlando's paternal grandpar-
ents are Antonio and Maria Mar-
tinez of Moore Haven.


Engagements


Brittany Martin and Jason Jennings


Martin-Jennings
Michael and Lisa Martin of
Belle Glade are proud to
announce the upcoming mar-
riage of their daughter Brittany
Martin to Jason Jennings of Saint
Cloud. The prospective groom is
,the son of Jeffrey and Beverly Jen-
.nings of Saint Cloud.
The wedding ceremony is
planned for July 22, 2006 at the
First Baptist Church of Belle
!Glade.
The bride-to-be is a 2004 grad-
uate of Glades Day School. She
attends Florida Southern College
in Lakeland. The groom is a 2002
graduate of Saint Cloud High
School. He graduated from Flori-
'da Southern College in April of
2006. He is employed as a fifth
'grade teacher at North Lakeland
Elementary School. After the
wedding the couple will reside in
Lakeland.,

Sanders-Morgan
Mary L. Sanders Jordan of
Belle Glade is proud to announce
the engagement of her daughter
,Mary E. Sanders to Everton W.
:Morgan, Sr. of District of Jamaica,
:Maypen, J.A. The prospective
;groom is the son of Edward Mor-
gan of District of Jamaica.


Submitted to INI


The wedding is planned for
July 29, 2006 at Greater Saint Paul
Church of God In Christ, located
at 915 West Avenue A, in .Belle
Glade at 5 p.rm.
The bride to be is a 1978 grad-
uate of Glades Central Communi-
ty High. She graduated from
South Florida Community College
and is currently employed as a
Correctional Deputy with Palm
Beach Sheriff Office. The groom is
self-employed as a truck driver.
After the wedding, the couple will
.reside in Belle Glade.

Barnes-Crawford
Engagement
Carl and. Marti Barnes of
Clewiston are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter
Amanda Barnes to G.W. Crawford
of Arcadia.
The wedding is planned for
Aug. 12, 2006 at Methodist
Church in Clewiston.
The bride-to-be is a 2002 grad-
uate of Clewiston High School.
She is employed with Big Cypress
Indian Reservation.
The groom is a 1998 graduate
of Hardee High School. He is
employed with Immokalee
Ranch. After the wedding, the
couple with reside in Immolalee.


Submitted to INI Florida/Jenny Pung
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The bride and groom are both
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School. The groom is a 1995 grad-
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Fully furnished 3+office/2/2 with pool. IN FORT MYERS.
$2,000/m NO PETS/NON-SMOK-
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$850/M NO PETS
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Acres 2/2/2 $1,200/m Cat ok 2001 and in excellent condition. Home
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3/3/1 $1,200/M NO PETS. area close to Ft. Myers but out enough
3/2/1 IN PORT LABELLE on N. for peace and.quiet. $230,000.
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OLD FLORID RCRERGE
This picturesque 30 acre parcel offers pasture and
wooded areas on both sides of a allowing creek.
Nature walk, swimming holes, a hand operated
well pump and paved frontage area few of the fea-
tures of this beautiful parcel. This is a once in a life-
time opportunity $705,000.
"R" RRTEO RCRERGE
Prime and almost perfect is the best way to
describe this large, lovely yard of 3.96 acres in It.
LaBelle Ranchettes. This is a perfect homesite for
your family with the ability to have horses.
$389,000.
PIONEER PLRNTRTION
Five acres on Hlendry Isles Blvd. One large home-
site or 2 homesites possible. $175,000.
BUSINESS RCRERGE IN LRBELLE LIMITS
Located on Hw 80 in LaBelle wit 245' of frontage.
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2 zoning. Additional parcels are also available.
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* $579,900 PRICE REDUCEDI 3BD/2BA home on 2.34+/-
acres in Naples. Home features a pole barn, screen lanai, security
system, dual fireplace, eat-in kitchen. Owner/Agent bring any seri-
ous offer.
* $526,000 PRICE REDUCEDI 4BD/3BA home on I+/- acre.
Home has vaulted and coffer ceilings, a sound proofstudio, move-
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* $374,900 3BD/2BA Beautiful well maintained home on man-
icured 1+/- acres in Lielle's lirst gated Rverfront Community.


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$299,900 PRICE REDUCED. Beautiful like new 3BD/BA wili
2 cargarage home in the Hiemont area Patio and deck area in back
yard.
$229,900 PRICE REDUCEDI Gorgeous new 3BD/2BA house
witl garage. Split foor 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 3BDtI A home on a beautiful lot. Master bath-
room has a arden lub rw/sepiraie shower. Ku(chen features an
island w/ctran sink & mile donrit let this one slipl by!
$179,900 ~2Il)/2A Excellent aicarion or starter home on a
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workshop and small tree house great for kids.
* $169,900 PRICE REDUCEDI- New 3BD/2BA home. This
home features split lloor plan and the kitchen has a morning


room.
$* 149,999 2BD/IBA spacious home, features a completely
* SIt'l. ,. II *i, i, ,,.. i i I home in laBelle. This
home has new tile, carpet, paint, cabinets, hot water heater, bath-
room and new roof with a transferable warranty Great investment
potential or first time home buyer.
MOBU.E HOMES:
$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, replace, new carpet and is wheel chair accessible. This
is a must see!
$475,000 Spadous 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse sits on
5+/ acres. This spacious home features an addition with it's own
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$300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse which rests on 5+/-
acres features a new well and roof Prpert is also fenced with a
shed and pond.
$197,900 t 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/2A on 1.88+./- acres in Muse. Home
features a split floor plan. The living area has a fireplace, kitchen
has an island and pantry TIle master bedroom has an additional
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for more info.
$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 wilh pamnrr
dual sinks, garden tub, separate shower and skylight in the guest
bathroom.
* $115,000 Iocationl.ocation!lcation'This corner lot in the
city features a 3BD/2BA manufactured home. This home was
remodeled in 2003, roof was also replaced. Tlie yard i iced and
there is also a separate privacy fence i the back yard.
* $112,500 $120,500 Manufacured 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 3BDnaBA manufacired home on
1.25+/- acres? This home features a split toor plan. Call aoday for
more info and for an appointment.
* $85,000 2BD/ 55BA Great retirement or starter home New
carpet and rile. This is a must see!! Call for more info
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ACREAGE:
$1,600,000- 12.76+. acres lots ofokl oaks Currently being
used as a rentl park. Please call for more info.
*$1,500,000 H- y 27 frontage. Currently Auto Salcage yard
$1,250,000 16.04+/ Acres Great Development Opportunity!
Close to schools, recreational park, town shops and much more!
$988,025 Warehouse & otilce on 1.38+/- acre. One of.a kind
Auto Saloage yard. Organized w/clean lill of health.
PRICE REDUCED $900,000 .45+/- Hiard 1 find acres adjoin-
ing Babcock property in Muse. Paved mal access.
S$850,000 40+/. acres beautifully secluddl with p:stlure.
ponds, cabbage palms ntl oaaks.
$650,000 2+/. acre in the heart of Aia on bus' Sit 80.
$349,000 5.76+. acres on a tropical setting in Moore Haven.
Property features all sorts of exoicfruit trees andi plans. Poke arn
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$272,000 10+. acres with pines, a pond and shed.


$13,000 $72,900 Call for more information about 3 anail-
able lots in Fordson Park, The lots have been nicely maintintied
and are close to everything in LaBellc.
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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 Florida sweet onion, juli-
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1 Florida jalapeno, minced
1 pound Florida snap beans,
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1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons Florida garlic,
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1/4 cup sodium-free soy
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1 Florida onion, julienne
1 pound Florida snap beans
24 ounces chicken stock
1 tablespoon butter
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operating across jurisdictional
lines, both the tribe and the city
have recognized the need for a
continuing muJti-jqrisdictional
response to such unlawful activi-
ties.
According to the agreement,
the tribe and the city will work to
secure benefits of mutual aid to
protect the public peace and safe-
ty, and preserve the lives and
property of the citizens. The


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both the tribe and the city with
additional man power in natural
or manmade disasters or emer-
gencies.
The agreement consists of cer-
tain stipulations between both the
tribe and the city which are as fol-
lows: Provisions for voluntary
cooperation which means to
assist each other in dealing with
criminal and non-criminal situa-
tions; Provisions for operational
assistance which means to assist
each other in incidents which
would require the utilization of
specialized units such as bomb
disposal units or special weapons
and tactics unit; In progress crime
assistance, which means when-
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jurisdiction may conduct investi-
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interagency joint task forces.
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of the health, safety and welfare of
their citizens to enter into the
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Corps of Engineers involved in water management


By MayAnn Morris
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers (COE) is an agency in the
public eye these days, since the
maintenance of the Herbert
Hoover Dike and other govern-
ment programs concerning Lake
Okeechobee have been news-
worthy. The COE is the lead
agency for the Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Program
(CERP) from which Governor
Jeb Bush's Acceler8 Program
was formed. The need for this
construction is real if people
want water to drink in South
Florida.
It all concerns water: to.
drink, wash and irrigate, but not
so much that it floods homes
and fouls estuaries, long ago
connected by man-made canals
to lower the water in Lake Okee-
chobee to drain rich soils. Our
watershed is at the center of the
issue and the COE has a long
and varied history.
George Washington had a
chief engineer in 1775, Colonel
Richard Gridley. In 1802, Con-
gress established the Corps of
Engineers as separate from the
regular army. In the 1800s, the
COE built forts, lighthouses and
docks and mapped much of the
West. When the War of 1812
was pending, the COE beefed up
the forts around New York har-
bor. These forts included the 11-
point fort that now serves as the
base of the Statue of Liberty. The
British decided not to attack
New York harbor.
About that time, Congress
established a new military acad-
emy at West Point. Until 1866,
the head of the academy was
always an engineer officer and
in the first half of the 19th centu-
ry, West Point was the major and
for a while, the only, engineering
school in the country.
Shortly after 1824, Congress
passed two important laws that
marked the beginning of the
COE's continuous involvement
in civil works.
The General' Survey Act
authorized the president to
order surveys of routes for roads
and canals "of national impor-
tance, in a commercial or mili-
tary point of view, or necessary
for the transportation of public
mail." The president assigned
the job to the COE. The second
act appropriated funds' to
improve navigation on the Ohio
and Mississippi rivers by remov-
ing sandbars, snags, and other
obstacles. Later the Act was
amended to include other rivers.
This work, too, was given to the
COE-the only formally trained
body of engineers in the new
republic.
Much of the work was done
by the topographical engineers
or "Topogs," a separate depart-
ment of COE. In. 1838, these
engineers, as surveyors, explor-
ers, cartographers, and con-
struction managers, helped
open the nation's interior to
commercial development and
settlement. During and after the
Civil War, Army surveyors
explored and mapped much of
Florida and the Everglades.
Successes like these meant
the engineers would be called
on again, as they were for the
Panama Canal (picture above
shows work in progress).
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The COE's canal-building
efforts began in the 19th century
and continued in the 20th.
After the federal government
purchased the Chesapeake and
Delaware Canal in 1919, the
local COE district directed the
deepening the channel for ship-
ping and add bridges. Traffic
soon increased and as an imme-


diate result, demands were
made to enlarge it. The C&D
Ship Canal became part of the
Intercoastal Waterway (as it is
now known) connecting exist-
ing bodies of water along the
east coast from Boston, south to
Key West, and then west to the
Rio Grande. Today, the COE still
has responsibility for this canal
and the entire Intercoastal
Waterway.
The "Cumberland or National
Road," the most famous of
COE's road projects was built
between 1811 and 1841. It
extended from Cumberland,
Maryland, across the Appalachi-
an ridges of western Pennsylva-
nia to Wheeling and then across
the midsections of Ohio and
Indiana to Vandalia, Illinois. The
COE's involvement on the road
happened mainly because civil-
ian superintendents failed.
To build the road, the COE
used techniques developed in
England by John McAdam, and
some innovative bridge build-
ing. At Brownsville, Pennsylva-
nia, COE built the first bridge in
the United States with a cast-iron
frame; an 80-foot span that
remains in use today.
The 2,170-foot pontoon
bridge built across the James
River in June 1864 by Union
engineers as the Army of the
Potomac approached Peters-
burg, Virginia, was the longest
floating bridge erected before
World War II.
Drawn largely from the top of
their West Point classes, the
engineers in the COE before the
Civil War included many excel-
lent military strategists who rose
to leadership roles during the
war. Among them were Union
generals George McClellan,
Henry Halleck, George Meade,
and Confederate generals
Robert E. Lee, Joseph Johnston,
and P. G. T. Beauregard.
During the 19th century the
COE continued to serve the
nation, building, roads and
bridges, workingnri surveys of
the Great Lakes and the Missis-
sippi River Delta that established
engineering standards for river
engineering.
Then customs houses, light-
houses, bridges and many pub-
lic buildings in Washington DC:
the Lincoln Memorial, the Exec-
utive Office Building, the Library
of Congress and the Washington
Monument.
The Panama Canal was built
by the Panama Canal Commis-
sion, not as is commonly
thought by the COE. But engi-
neer officers of the COE were
assigned to the commission and
helped overcome some of the
most difficult construction. The
canal was opened in August
1914.
During World War I, belea-
guered Europeans governments
welcomed the expertise of
American COE engineer officers
who built railroads, roads and
bridges to replace those
destroyed. In France the. COE
produced 2 million feet of lum-
ber and also improved that
country's port facilities.
In the early 20th century back
in the United States, neglected
waterways, demands for hydro-
electric power and calls for irri-
gation projects drew attention to
the nation's water resources.
The conflicting desires for ship-


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On June 19, 2000, the COE demolished a water control struc-
ture on the KIssimmee River as part of the efforts to restore
the meandering channel of the river.


ping channels and the use of
water and flood control required
the application of scientific man-
agement to insure efficient
water use. This meant a pro-
gram of basin-wide develop-
ment that would address all
potential water needs.
Because privately owned
dams for hydro-electric power
were a threat to navigation, Con-
gress, through the COE began to
regulate dams.
President Franklin Roosevelt
favored the development of fed-
eral hydro-power projects to
provide consumers with low-
cost energy. During the New
Deal, the COE participated in
three major hydroelectric power
projects.
In 1912 and 1913, two terrify-
ing floods had devastated the
lower Mississippi Valley and
showed the inadequacy of the
levee system. Another flood
came in 1916, and the first flood
control act was passed the fol-
lowing year; it applied only to
the Mississippi and Sacramento
rivers. The "levee" policy was
finally changed in 1927, when
one of the worst disasters in the
nation's history hit the lower
Mississippi. The flood was the
result of high waters from
throughout the Mississippi
River's drainage area, 41 percent
of the continental United States,
inundating the lower Mississippi
Valley. Between 250 and 500
people were killed, over 16 mil-
lion acres were flooded, and
over 500,000 people were forced
from their homes to refugee
camps.
Clearly, depending on levees
was not the answer. The chief of
engineers, drew up a new plan
requiring that the water be dis-
persed through controlled out-
lets and floodways as well as
confined between levees. Con-
gress approved this plan ih the
1928 Flood Control Act and
placed its implementation under
the control of the COE. The proj-
ect has prevented billions of dol-
lars in damages since 1928. But
floods continued elsewhere, on
the Ohio River and in Florida,.
where the hurricanes of 1926
and 1928 devastated the Lake
Okeechobee area with over
3,000 deaths in all.
During the 1930s, there was
the misery of the Great'Depres-
sion. Officially, the Herbert
Hoover Dike was a "navigation
project" in 1934, but two years
later, in response to the needs
for work and flood protection,
Congress passed the 1936 Flood
Control Act, one of the most
important events in the history
of the COE.
For the first time, Congress
declared that flood control was a
proper activity of the federal gov-
ernment. This put the COE into
the reservoir construction busi-
ness and said that a potential
project's economic benefits
must exceed its costs. The act
also specified the obligations
that would have to be assumed


by local interests before the COE
could begin certain projects.
Following World II, federal
multipurpose projects expand-
ed. The Eisenhower administra-
tion challenged some of these
projects as costly burdens, but
federal power development con-
tinued to increase. By 1975, COE
projects on rivers were produc-
ing 27 percent of the total U.S.
hydropower and 4.4 percent of
all electrical energy output.
The COE continued its mili-
tary work in World War II and
Korea with construction of mili-
tary bases, hospitals, roads and
bridges.
The COE's federal disaster
relief actually began in 1865
when they helped freed blacks
escape flooding along the Mis-
sissippi. The Johnstown, Penn-
sylvania flood of 1889 and the
San Francisco earthquake of
1906 brought out the COE for
disaster relief. In 1937, after
more flooding, all COE districts
had a flood plan.
In 1947 the COE responded to
a massive explosion aboard a
ship in a Texas harbor; in 1949 to
the need for snow removal after
a blizzard in the Great Plains.
Under the Federal Disaster
Relief Act of 1950, the COE, hav-
ing gained a reputation for
quick, efficient response action,
continued to be the lead agency
in disaster relief missions. Their
role continued to expand until
another federal law made the
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) responsi-
ble for all disasters. The COE
continues to work closely with
FEMA today.
Then between 1989 and
1992, the COE responded to the
oil spill of the Exxon Valdeze in
Prince William Sound in Alaska,
Hurricane Hugo on the Atlantic
coast, the earthquake in Califor-
nia and between 1992 and 1995,
major rehabilitation work after
Hurricane Andrew.
In the 1960s and 1970s, COE
developed' "automated equip-
ment to produce topographic
maps from aerial photographs
and improved systems for pro-
ducing Army field maps. In 1975
the topographic laboratories
created the Terrain Analysis Cen-
ter to provide the Army with'
state-of-the-art engineer intelli-
gence data. The center made
significant contributions during
the Operation Desert Storm in
1991."
Early use of Geospatial Posi-
tioning (GPS) technology by the
COE contributed to studies of
how water behaves. Software
developed in a COE laboratory
in Davis, California, is now used
worldwide by water resources
professionals. "These packages
compute flood runoff in all types
of watersheds, water surface
profiles for both natural rivers
and constructed waterways,
annual flood damage and flood
damage reduction benefits for
projects in the design stage, and
flood frequency profiles."


The COE's role in environ-
mental matters began in the
1880s and 1890s, when Congress
directed the COE to prevent
dumping and filling in the
nation's harbors. "At the port of
Pittsburgh in 1892, for instance,
the COE took a grand jury on a
boat tour of the harbor, which
resulted in some 50 indictments
of firms dumping debris into the
harbor."
Within its current regulatory
program, the COE directs work
on structures in navigable water-
ways under the Rivers and Har-
bors Act of 1899 and over the
dredged or fill material under the
Federal Water Pollution Control
Act Amendments of 1972. This


applies to wetlands and other
valuable aquatic areas through-
out Florida and all the United
States. The COE's current regula-
tory mission is a natural product
of historical evolution, for the
COE has been exercising regula-
tory responsibilities for over a
hundred years. Thus its involve-
ment in the Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Program is not
as surprising as it would seem.
The COE is not the only
agency involved in the efforts to
manage water, restore the Ever-
glades, Lake Okeechobee and
the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee
estuaries. Other agencies will be
discussed in future articles in this
publication.


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RELIGION


Rev. Beerhalter was pioneer priest in big lake area


By Twila Valentine
Edited by MaryAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers of
SFlorida was privileged to have on
staff a superb writer and historian,
Twila Valentine. Mrs. Valentine
wrote much about the history of
the people and places around Lake
Okeechobee and about the lake
itself. Together with Okeechobee's
SBetty Williamson, President of the
SOkeechobee Historical Society, she
co-authored a book, now in its sec-
ond printing, "Strolling down
Country Roads in Okeechobee."
The following story comes from
an interview Mrs. Valentine con-
ducted with Reverend Michael
Beerhalter.
After Rev. Gabriel retired, Rev.
hBeerhalter was made "temporary
pastor" and so he was for the next
43 years until his own retirement.
"I came at a time to try a man's
&soul," he said (in his interview with
Twila Valentine in the 1980s), "First
,a hurricane in 1928, then the '29
&(stock market) crash and the parish
rtoo poor to pay its street assess-
Iment." But he was a smart cookie.
"After the crash, you could get
,credit on city bonds for 60 cents on
,the dollar. That's how we paid off


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,By Pastor John Hicks
,First United Methodist Church
In 1960, Adolph Coors III, the
head of the Adolph Coors Com-
pany, was kidnapped and mur-
dered. His oldest son, Adolph IV
took it hard. For years afterwards,
the younger Adolph Coors wan-
dered aimlessly through life. He
finally joined on at the Coors
Company, only to be assigned the
most menial and humiliating
jobs. Finally, he worked his way
up to a vice president's position.
He had the wealth and power
',that are the birthright of the Coors
f imil) Along the way, however,
..Adolph became a Christian. As
part of his new life, he wrote a
note of forgiveness to his father's
:killer. Finally, in 1979, he was
,offered the promotion he had


:By Rev. Samuel S. Thomas,
Ph.D.+
'Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
SThere have been times when
I have had people who would
like to involve me in their
1"issues." More than one, some-
. one seemed to feel that I certain-
: ly would be on their side when it
'came to which candidate should
hibe supported, or who would
Make the best officers for the
SChurch board, or what the poli-
;cies should be about how things
:,were run.
SOne guy got mad at me when
1I didn't support his views and
'told me that I was a disgrace to
s.the community. I had provided
',him a place to stay when his
'wife evicted him; used to listen
to him when he continued on
and on to tell me how she was
:unfair, and tried to talk to the
'two of them without being on
'anybody's side. That wouldn't
do. I guess that he felt I was sup-
posed to be on his side, but I
wasn't. I didn't carry messages
to his wife; nor did I carry mes-
sages from her to him. That was
their task and I told them so
when we met together.
I've also found it difficult


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history






our street assessment," he said.
He returned to Germany to visit
his family and also bring his sister,
Louise back to America in 1934.
This was at the beginning of
Hitler's reign of terror.
"Our whole family in Germany
was against Hitler and they had
plenty to suffer for it, the whole
family. They put my mother in a
concentration camp there in Ger-
many. She almost died there. You
couldn't do anything. If you didn't
do what they said you should do,
they killed you."
Rev. Beerhalter had to leave Ger-
many rather stealthily. His sister
Louise had been sent on to Ireland.
Rev. Beerhalter escaped through
Norway and joined her there and
from there they made their way
back to America."


when I'm talking on the phone
-to have someone in the-back-
ground say, "tell them...,"
because I'm I '
better wheh I
carry on only
one conversa-
tion at a time. I
am happy to
give up the
phone to let
them convey
their own feel--
ings or ask SamuelS.
their own Thomas
questions or
wish the person on the other
end of the line well.
It's difficult when you get
caught between people and
want to help, only to be in the
midst of something and often
wind up not being liked by
either party.
I remember being in a restau-
rant while studying in France.
There was an old restaurant in a
tourist area run by an old cou-
.ple. She waited on tables, he did
the cooking and I always found
them pleasant and hospitable.
Some fool from back home
came in one day and asked for a
menu in English. They didn't
have one. I tried to help them


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translate. They wanted ham-
burgers or hot dogs. There, was
nothing on the menu like that. I
tried to explain that this was not
like home. They finally irritated
the old couple and I heard the
wife tell the husband, "No spe-
cials on this order," meaning
everything would be a la carte.
Finally when the meals
arrived, one of the tourists said,
"I -can't eat that!" I could envi-
sion what was coming and did-
n't take my usual after dinner
coffee that day. It was time for
me to let these people work out
their difference anrd I left before
their bill came.
There is a visitation made by
Jesus to the home of Martha
who, 'opened her home' to him.
She had a sister, Mary who
decided to spend her time listen-
ing to Jesus rather than helping
with the preparations to be
made for this special guest
(Luke 10:38ff).
Martha tells Jesus, "Lord, you
don't care that my sister has left
me to do the work by myself?
Tell her to help me!" Jesus
avoids getting caught in the mid-
dle and in fact, tells Martha that
she is worried about many
things, but should concentrate


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only on one thing; something
,that cannot, .e taken, away.
Often it is very tempting to "get
involved" especially when
someone feels that they know
best. Often there is a.temptation
to get involved with the intention
of helping, only to find that help
is not really wanted.
It's easy to get between two
warring factions and wind up
disliked by both of them when
only the best intentions were
meant. Usually there are risks to
blood pressure, friendships, and
being able to help when help is
really needed. Martha didn't get
the 'help' she wanted that day
but Jesus instead talked about
what is really important.
Knowing when to intervene
and when' not to carry mes-
sages, even with the best inten-
tions takes skill. The Lord didn't
seem to want to do it; he had
enough difficulties with keeping
things straight among those who
confronted Him directly. I've
found that to be a good practice
too. Stay away from being
caught in the middle. It's bad for
blood pressure and better for
really helping when help and not
allies are what is really wanted.


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St. Anastasia Church and school in Fort Pierce was the "home chruch" for the mission
Sacred Heart Church in Okeechobee when Father Michael Beerhalter came, starting in the
late 1920s to minister to Catholics in Okeechobee.


In another historic interview,
Okeechobee's Dan McCarthy,
founder of Glades Gas, remem-
bered Rev. Beerhalter from his boy-
hood.
"When I was a young kid, I was
Father Beeerhalter's altar boy," he
said. "And another boy named
Ogelsby. Father Beerhalter would
bring quite a bit of altar wine and
the altar boys would get to share
what he didn't use. When you
learned the prayers in Latin, then


you were allowed to drink the left-
over wine. But we thought we
were snitching and didn't realize he
had really'brought extra for us."
During World War II, there was
a prisoner of war camp in Clewis-
ton for captured German soldiers.
Many were Catholic, and built their
own chapel there in the camp. Rev.
Beerhalter was asked to minister to
the Germans there and every Sun-
day, he traveled to the camp, 90
miles each way.


"There were about 300 prison-
ers in all, but only about 50 or 60
came to church. They-were afraid
to go to church because the ones
who did come were ridiculed by
the real Nazis," he said.
Many of the prisoners had been
musicians in Germany.
"I helped them" he said. "I got
music for them from down in Palm
Beach and all kinds of stuff, you
know. I had a reed organ here and I
loaned them my little organ. They


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day as if it might be your last day on earth


always dreamed of in the compa-
ny. But suddenly, young Adolph
wasn't sure he wanted it. He
began evaluating his life and his
priorities in terms of his faith. And
suddenly, the perks no longer
seemed to have a purpose. So
Adolph left behind the job he had
tried all his life to obtain. Instead,
he toured the country telling oth-
ers of his journey of faith.
There will come a time in all of
our lives when we must evaluate
our purpose in life. Are we here
to, "grab all the gusto we can
get?" If we were to lose every-
thing tomorrow-our job, our
friends, our family, our security-
would we have anything left?
Fifty people over the age of 95
were asked what they would do
differently if they could live their
life over again. The answers were


numerous, but three answers
were prominent: If I had it to do
over again, I would reflect more.
If I had it to do over again, I would
risk more. If I had it to do over
again, I would do more things
that would live on after I am
dead.
When best-selling author
John Grisham was in his 20s, he
learned that his best friend was
dying of cancer. In an interview,
Grisham said, "I couldn't believe
it." He asked his friend, "What do
you do when you realize that you
are about to die?" His friend said,
"It's real simple. You get things
right with God, and you spend as
much time with those you love as
you can. Then you settle up with
everybody else." Then his friend
added, "You know, really, you
ought to live every day like you


have only a few more days to
live." He's right. When put in the
right perspective, this is the right
perspective.
A pastor by the name of Bob
Moorehead summed his purpose
this way: "I am part of the fellow-
ship of the unashamed. I am a
disciple of Jesus Christ my past
is redeemed, my present makes
sense, and my future is secure. I
no longer need preeminence,
prosperity, position, promotions,
plaudits, or popularity. I am a dis-
ciple of Jesus Christ. I won't give
up, shut up, let up, or slow up
until I've preached up, paid up,
prayed up, stored up, and stayed
up for the cause of Jesus Christ.
I'm a disciple of Jesus. And I must
go 'til He comes, give 'til I drop,
and preach 'til all know. And
when Jesus comes to get His


own, He'll have no problem rec-
ognizing me. My colors will be
clear because I'm a disciple of
Jesus Christ.
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Freedom Fellowship to host marriage seminar


Freedom Fellowship Min-
istries in LaBelle will host a Mar-
riage and Family Seminar on Sat-
urday, July 8 through Sunday
July?'
Everyone is invited to attend.
"The cost is just $10 per person,
vor $15 per couple. Lunch is
included on Saturday.
SPastor Marsha Edgar would
i like to see the entire community
Come out and learn about God's
wonderful plan for a happy and
enduring marriage. "We've
learned about God for years and
Years" said Marsha. "We've
.learned how to praise God;
we've learned how to worship
God, but many of us haven't
Learned to be good husbands
Iand wives and mothers and
Fathers and children. And that is
i the purpose of this Marriage and
Family Seminar; that we would
get the tools we need to be good
Christians at home, as well as
the church."
Kim Jordan will be teaching
on the theme "Men are clams,
\women are crowbars." She
I explained that "men have a ten-
dency to 'clam up' and not com-
municate very well with their
wives. They have grown up to
believe that they should keep
,things in. The women, on the
,other hand, tend to try to pry
Open their husband's shells
%resulting in damage to the rela-
tionship. We cannot force our


husbands to change. We have to
wait for God to do it."
Pastor Tina Wills will also be
teaching from the book "King-
dom Living for the Family" by
Frank Hammond. "It's impor-
tant" said Tina, "that we follow
the proper order for the home.
God has purposed the family to
be a powerful ministry tool. The
people in the family unit are to
minister to one another and be
mighty in prayer together."
Sunday's keynote speakers
will be Evangelist Emerson Mor-
ris and Prophetess April Morris.


Pastor Marsha added, "The Mor-
rises will be speaking on how to
overcome the spirit of rebellion,
which according to 1 Samnuel
15:23 is-also called the spirit of
witchcraft. Anytime an individ-
ual tries to control or manipulate
another, they are operating
under the spirit of witchcraft.
When we learn to overcome this
wrong spirit and allow the prop-
er spirit the true spirit, we will
become the whole and com-
plete family God wants us to
be."
For more information on the


Area Church News in Brief


Friday Night Lights
CLEWISTON Evangel
Church Assembly of God Out-
reach Center is open from 7 until
10 p.m. every Friday to all 7-12
grade students in our community.
Activities available include basket-
,ball; three Play Station 2 units,
music, and games. Snack bar with
great prizes is open each night.
Servicio en Espanol
CLEWISTON -First Methodist
Church of Clewiston is starting a
'Hispanic Worship Service Sunday
evenings at 7 p.m. Son todos
bienvenidos. Everyone is wel-
come! Call Rev. Perez at 677-3190
with questions.


CREWneeds
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and. Glades Counties
is seeking volunteers to assist
residents with repairs and con-
tinued 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,
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wanted it for some sort of celebra-
tion over at the camp. They sent
two prisoners over and they took it
out of here and brought it back."
Then the war was over and the
G.I.s came home, married and
brought their families to church
and their children to school.
As the 1950s drew to a close, the
community grew and grew.
"The church in Okeechobee
was getting too small even for the
termites," he said. "Once the ter-
mites got it, it got worse and worse.
I had to have the staircase up to the
church (the church was on the sec-
ond floor, living quarters on the first
floor.) propped up."
After he retired in 1972, he still
had time for humor. He had made
a recording of a Bobwhite, its mat-
ing call, clear and sweet.
"In the woods, I heard a real,
live bobwhite with its yearning call.
I got out my tape recording and
played it out the window. That
Bobwhite out there came in closer
and closer, driving himself crazy
trying to find out where his poten-
tial mate was calling from."
If anyone would like to share
stories about the beginnings of
churches in the area and the peo-
ple who started them, we would
love to hear them. Please call
MaryAnn Morris at (863)763-3134.







Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, July 6, 2006


Bank prepares for hurricane season


FORT PIERCE Harbor Feder-
al has instituted a disaster recovery
plan in the event that a hurricane
or other natural disaster temporar-
ily closes branch locations.
"We are ready to open branch-
es within 24 hours of a power out-
age caused by inclement weath-
er," said Hal Roberts, President
and COO, Harbor Federal Savings
Bank. "Harbor Federal owns
numerous generators and every
branch location is wired to


accommodate one. If a power
outage occurs, the Bank's Physi-
cal Resources Department imme-
diately transports generators to
locations where needed and
where employees are capable of"
reporting to work."
Annually reviewed and updat-
ed, Harbor Federal's disaster
recovery plan provides detailed
contingency directions to man-
agement and employees so busi-
ness can continue as normally as


possible. The Bank's fundamen-
tal focus is to restore service
quickly without sacrificing the
accuracy and security of its serv-
ices to customers in need.
"Following Hurricane Wilma,
Harbor Federal immediately
began processing Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA) loans for small business-
es where many local businesses
were impacted. We completed
FEMA applications, presented


the loan packages and our rec-
ommendations to FEMA's lend-
ing task force and got the cus-
tomers' businesses up and
running in a matter of days,"
continued Mr. Roberts.
For the latest information
on branch openings following a
hurricane, please call D.B
Wienke, Director of Marketing, at
(772)370-2889 or Debi Malcom-
son, communications and pub-
licity manager at (772)631-0898.


Safe housing a priority for USDA program


By Chuck Clemons
USDA Rural Development
Florida State Director
Ensuring that all people,
including families, elderly and dis-
abled residents, living in rural
communities have affordable and
safe housing has been a top priori-
ty of USDA Rural Development for
more than 70 years. June is
National Homeownership Month
- a time to reflect on the impor-
tant role homeownership plays in
American society, especially in
rural America. For many of us,
being able to go to sleep each
night in a safe and comfortable
home is something we take for
granted. However, this is not the
case for many rural Americans.
Homeownership is a bedrock


Public Notice:
Scheduled
Construction

On Saturday, July 15, around 7
a.m., through Sunday, July 16,
around 5 p.m., traffic will be re-
routed temporarily to allow for
installation of an underground utili-
ty pipeline crossing Hooker High-
way. This work is necessary as part
of the construction of the new Lake
Region Water Treatment Plant


of the American economy, helping
to increase jobs, boost demand for
goods and services and build pros-
perity. How many times have you
considered homeownership a part
of rural economic development?
The truth is, without affordable,
safe and adequate housing for rural
residents, economic development
will struggle to succeed. While this
development can mean so many
things, at its foundation is a com-
munity's ability to provide its resi-
dents with decent, safe and afford-
able housing.
So far this year, Rural Develop-
ment has invested $1.7 billion
nationwide to help more than
21,000 families buy a home. This
investment is part of the reason the
homeownership rate for non-met-
ropolitan areas is 76.1-percent


Pet Corner


Question: Dear Doc Savvy,
Hello, I have a 15 year old minia-
ture Dachshund named Penny. She
usually sleeps in bed with me, and
has a strange habit... She licks the
sheets! It doesn't matter if they are
old or new sheets, clean or dirty
sheets...She licks them all the
same. She goes at this for 5 to 10
minutes at a time, until I make her
stop. Then she will start up again'
until she falls asleep. It drives me
crazy! Any ideas or solutions?
Thanks, Ron in Clewiston.
Answer: Hey there Ron, Yes I
think I may have some ideas for
you to consider. This may simply
just be a habit which will be very
difficult to break. Also, this rhay be
part of a behavioral condition
called Canine Cognitive Disorder.
CCD is now very commonly recog-


nized in veterinary medicine with
older patients. It is sort of similar to
Alzheimer's in humans, but much
less severe.
There is a med-
ication for this
*disorder called
Anipryl. It works
in many cases
Ron, but your F
veterinarian has
to determine if
she is a candi-
date for this treat- Doc
ment.
I hope that Savvy
helps Ron, Keep me posted. Doc
Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check out
your pet answers weekly in The Pet
Corner.


which will serve the Cities of Paho-
kee, Belle Glade and South Bay.
The road will remain closed in
both directions during construc-
tion. However, traffic will be re-
routed around the construction
zone.
Please use caution and allow
yourself extra time when traveling
in this area. For more information,
please contact Mike Gleman, PE, at
(561) 493-6144.
Palm Beach County Water Utili-
ties Department, 8100 Forest Hill
Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33413.


"I would definitely use this hospital again."


* Our new Fast Track Program,
within our Emergency
Department, is designed to
decrease waiting time. Under
the direction of an Emergency
Department doctor, nurse
practitioners and physician
assistants are able to evaluate,
treat and discharge patients
with less-emergent needs.


compared to 68.8-percent nation-
wide. Rural Development's hous-
ing programs finance new or
improved housing with no down
payment and at favorable rates and
terms for low- to moderate-income
families and individuals who wish
to live .in rural areas or communi-
ties. Both guaranteed and direct
homeownership loans are offered.
Under the direct loan program,
individuals or families receive a
loan directly from Rural Develop-
ment. Guaranteed loans are made
by other lenders, such as banks or
credit unions, and are guaranteed
by our agency.
One of the most exciting hous-
ing programs offered by Rural
-Development is Self-Help housing.
Participants, organized in groups of
six to 10 families, utilize their own
labor to reduce the total construc-
tion costs of their homes. These
families not only build their own
homes, but create tight-knit com-
munities as they complete their
homes together. We fund nonprofit
groups who carry out local Self-


* All of these updates and
improvements have been
made with our community
in mind to make Glades
General Hospital your source
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right here at home.


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Help housing programs, pay
salaries, administrative expenses,
and even costs of purchasing of
essential equipment such as power
tools for the families to use.
In addition to helping with
homeownership, we also have
loans and grants available to help
low-income families and the elder-
ly make needed house repairs so
that they can remain in their own
home. Rural Development is com-
mitted to the future of rural com-
munities and to helping as many
people as possible achieve the
American Dream. This month we
are proud to celebrate homeown-
ership and the role it plays provid-
ing security for children, stabilizing
neighborhoods and helping to cre-
ate stronger communities.
For information about USDA
Rural Development housing, busi-
ness or community development
programs please call 352-338-3400,
visit our web site at http://www.rur-
dev.usda.gov/fl or stop by a Rural
Development office.


Pet of the Week
This furry little dog belongs to Margaret and Eva Sapp. His
name is Teddy. He likes to go for rides, take walks and, he
always wants to know what is going on out front. His good
'friend' is a black lab. What a sight they are together!


Road Watch


Glades County
SR 78: From Potato Farm Road
to Lower Nicodemus Slough:
Maintenance contract project -
Motorists should expect traffic
restricted to one lane in this area,
as well as slow moving traffic and
possible delays while crews clean
roadside ditches.
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.
Hendry County
SR 29: At Bridge Street (near the
U Save): Maintenance contract
project No lane closures are
anticipated at this time, but
motorists should expect slow mov-
ing traffic while crews repair side-
walks in this area.
SR 29: In the City of Labelle:
Maintenance contract project -
Motorists should expect north and
southbound lane closures, as well
as slow moving traffic and possible
delays while crews clean pipes.
Flagmen will be present to assist
with traffic.
SR 80: At Johnny Boy Canal (1.9
miles west of US 27): Maintenance
project On Wednesday, July 5,


- pat lent survey response


crews will be performing bridge
repairs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Motorists should expect intermit-
tent east and westbound lane clo-
sures, as well as slow moving traffic
and possible delays. Flagmen will
be present to assist with traffic.
SR 80: At Hendry Marsh Canal
(8 miles west of US 27): Mainte-
nance project On Friday, July 7,
crews will be performing bridge
repairs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Motorists should expect intermit-
tent east and westbound lane clo-
sures, as well as slow moving traffic
and possible delays. Flagmen will
be present to assist with traffic.
.SR 80: At Caloosa Branch (9
miles east of SR 29): Mainte-
nance project -Beginning
Thursday, July 6, through Friday,
July 7, 2006, crews will be per-
forming bridge repairs from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m.


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Colorful flowers are basic to butterfly gardens


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Last week our office attended
a preview of "Butterfly Haven", a
unique free-range butterfly gar-
den just installed at Arnold's
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
Since last fall, many volunteers
have caught the bug, and have
put in countless hours of work at
this unique display garden.
According to Sue Arnold, the
Atala Butterfly Club of South Flori-
da counted 42 different species in
just one day last year. That's
amazing, considering that there
are only about 58 butterfly species
that are know to flutter around
Okeechobee.
In preparation for their public
grand opening on July 22, I took a
look at lists of the kinds of flowers
and foliage needed for butterfly
gardening. This week's column
will give an overview of the kinds
of flowers used by local butter-
flies, and in next week's column,


I will finish up this story by listing
some common plants needed to
feed "baby butterflies" the
caterpillar food plants for our
local flying jewels.
Habitat basics are no different
for panthers than they are for but-
terflies it's just the forms are dif-
ferent. To support wildlife, supply
food, water, shelter, and the space
that a critter needs to live its life. The
forms of these needs will, however,
be quite different between wild ani-
mals and flitting butterflies. And,
butterfly habitat needs are often
more complex because these
insects change their life-forms
throughout their life.
Moisture needs of butterflies
need to be considered when Flori-
da Yard owners are supplying
basic habitat needs for their flut-
tery friends. If you can't depend on
regular puddles to appear in your
yard, add them. Place stones in a
birdbath or coarse sand in a pan,
and then keeping it moistened.
The butterflies can then land on


sturdy surfaces, unroll their straw-
like mouthparts, and take a long
cool drink of water.
Space is often not a limiting fac-
tor with butterflies, as successful
butterfly gardens can be installed
on very small areas. However in the
wild, there are endangered butter-
flies because habitats have been
destroyed through land use
changes. Food is the habitat factor
that often keeps the butterfly from
appearing in an area, and a loss of
critical food plants can spell the end
of the line for that-colorful critter.
Why flowers?
A reporter at the preview was
not aware of how long an adult
butterflywill live. With a few excep-
tions, most butterflies emerge from
their chrysalis to spend a few short
weeks fluttering around. Their goal
is to look for a mate and then find
the right place to lay eggs on suit-
able larval host plant. These activi-
ties use up the food reserves of
adult butterflies very quickly.


Butterflies seek out moisture
and high energy liquid food
sources to keep them going. Nectar
from flowers often fills this need,
much like Gatorade is to athletes.
And for plants, they are more then
willing to provide them a sweet
drink in return for butterfly pollina-
tion services.
Not all butterflies require flow-
ers as their adult food source.
Emperor, Red Admiral, and Caroli-
na Satyr butterflies are examples:
they seek out sap, rotting fruit,
dung, or carrion which keeps them
moist and energized. Feeding sta-
tions for these critters are a bit more
challenging to add to our Yards.
Look for color
A careful look at the plants in
garden center will show many col-
orful flowers, but the tag can tell if it
is a butterfly nectar plant. Butterfly-
flowering plants can be bushes
(Hibisicus, Beautyberry); flowering
perennials (Pentas, Porterweed,
Lantana, Salvia, and Verbenas);


wetland plants (Pickerelweed,
Canna) or even vines (Honeysuck-
le or Passionflowervines).
There are also many native
wildflowers that can also fill nectar
food needs for butterflies just as
well as conventional nursery
plants. Learning which flowers
attract which species will help
make a Florida Yard home to more
different kinds of butterflies.
One group of butterflies is
known as the brush-foot butter-
flies. While there are some differ-
ences, all favor flowers in the Daisy
family. To feed such butterflies as
the American Lady, Painted Lady,
Common Buckeye or White Pea-
cock butterflies, plant Goldenrod,
Marigold, Asters, or Cosmos. If you
want to go native for the same
insects, make sure you are not
mowing or using weed killers on
such "weeds" as Thistles, Blazing
star, Ironweed, and Joe-pye weed.
One daisy plant that is very use-
ful to many different kinds of but-
terflies is a white-flowered weed


called Shepherd's needle or Devil's
Beggarsticks (Bidens pilosa). It's a
common roadside plant that
appears in the spring in our area.
Clovers and many other flowering
legumes are also good choices.
and don't forget the milkweeds and
mints to attract more butterflies.
Don't go digging on the road-
side or some stranger's woods
without permission to get some of
these less common wildflowers.
Native nurseries and plant societies
are starting to produce these plants
for butterfly gardeners. If you need
help finding those nurseries that
provide these plants, contact our
office and we can help you find
sources. Next week's column will
talk about food for the "baby but-
terflies", and after the Indepen-
dence Day holiday, I'll be posting a
chart on our Internet page listing
local butterflies and their favored
nectar and larval plants.
I've placed more information
on our web page, http://okee-
chobee.ifas.ufl.edu.


Fruit growers should file for compliance by mid-July


Growers planning to harvest
fruit for the fresh market next sea-
son need to file a canker compli-
ance agreement and a fresh fruit
movement application with the
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services Division
of Plant Industry (DPI) by July 14.
Growers planning to harvest


fruit for the fresh market next sea-
son need to file a canker compli-
ance agreement and a fresh fruit
movement application with the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services Divi-
sion of Plant Industry (DPI) by
July 14. Growers should be
receiving the compliance agree-


ments from DPI during the last
week in June. These documents
can also be accessed and down-
loaded off of DPI's website at
http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/pi.
Growers can receive assistance
with these forms by contacting
Mark Estes at DPI.
Groves from which fruit will


be shipped fresh to non-citrus
producing states in the US will
need to be inspected and certified
canker-free within 30 days prior
to harvesting. Although canker
inspections may not be required
for shipments to some markets
like Japan, they are nevertheless
recommended for all fresh fruit


as packers who sell into a variety
of markets may not be willing to
run both inspected and non-
inspected fruit through their
houses. Fresh market growers
should also take the time to care-
fully sub-divide their groves into
easily identifiable blocks for
inspection purposes. In addition


to reducing the risk that canker
detection in one part of a grove
will prevent shipment of any fruit
from within that grove, it will also
facilitate gradual marketing of
one's crop over the course of the
season without having to re-
inspect the same trees over and
over again.


Governor Jeb Bush signs 'Agriculture Enclave' legislation


Governor Bush signed into law
the Agricultural Economic Devel-
opment Bill on Tuesday June 20,
otherwise known as the Ag
Enclave Bill. The new law will help


increase property valves of agricul-
tural land if it is at least 75 percent
surrounded by development.
There is, however, much more
to the bill. "This law has six sepa-


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FFVA's Director, Governmental
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The first section, Calhoun said,
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days for a local government and an
agricultural applicant to negotiate
in good faith to reach a consensus
on land uses and intensities before


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The bill also provides that when
the state buys land that a producer
is leasing, the lease must stay in
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TALLAHASSEE Historically
women have been unseen on
the farm-hardworking
farmwives and daughters-
essential but largely invisible.
Now things have changed;
women are stepping out of the
shadows and putting a new face
on American farming.
Women farmers are becom-
ing visible in every state, and
Florida is no exception. They're
changing the way food is grown
and sold and even how it tastes.
In Homestead, Teena Borek is
growing heirloom tomatoes in
all shapes and colors to supply
Miami's five-star restaurants and
gourmet markets. In Monticello,
Dr. Cynthia Connolly is produc-
ing organic muscadine wine at
Florida's only certified organic
farm winery. Meanwhile, Betty
O'Toole of Madison has found
her niche with organic herbs,
luring customers to her small
farm with workshops, daylong
internships, and tours of the
farm's sumptuous display gar-
dens.
According to the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture, the number
of farms with women as primary
operators grew 58 percent from
1975 to 1997, and is predicting
that as much as 75 percent of
U.S. farmland will be owned by
women by 2014.
Barbara Carlton took over the
management of her family's
17,000-acre cattle ranch in Sara-
sota County when her husband,
Mabry, died in a plane crash in
1989.
"I had been on the ranch for
28 years, and it really surprised
me that people wondered if I
would stay," she says. When her
husband was away, Barbara
Carlton was the one running
things.
"I think of those nine years as
my training period," she says.
Yet despite her many years of
experience, it was difficult to
convince some people to take
her seriously. It was tough to get
them to see her as the person in
charge of the sprawling ranch,
the largest private land holding
in Sarasota County.
"People I dealt with had their
doubts about me as a rancher,"
Ms. Carlton says. "Several peo-
ple would say, 'Well, could you
have your foreman call me?' Or,


'Do you have a son?' No, I don't
have a son."
She seems more amused
than bothered. Like many
female farmers, she's inclined to
laugh off gender stereotypes
rather than let them get in her
way.
"Of course there are still bias-
es out there," says Dr. Marion
Aller, Director of the Division of
Food Safety for the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services. "Women
still raise eyebrows whether
they're in the barn or the board-
room. Sometimes women may
be held to a higher standard.
There are bastions of the old
guard. But I think women are
well aware of these attitudes and
they know how to handle
them."
"Women don't want special
treatment," says Terry Rhodes,
Chief of Staff for Florida Agricul-
ture Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson. "They want to be seen
as farmers, not as 'women farm-
ers.' They don't want gender
issues to interfere with the work
at hand: growing food, growing
their businesses, keeping the
farm. It's about farming, not
about being a woman."
Indeed, many of the women
interviewed for this article
stressed the supportiveness of
their male colleagues.
"When my husband died in
1980, 1 was a mother; I wasn't a
farmer," said Teena Borek, who
farms 300 acres in Homestead.
"I had to learn how to farm, and
I couldn't have done it without
the help of my neighbors, the
farmers all around me. I never
ever had a farmer be negative to
me because I was a woman.
They always helped me out. The
farming community is so close-
knit and supportive, so giving,
and this is a wonderful industry
to work in because of that."
Dr. Cynthia Connolly, who
owns and operates Ladybird
Organics, a 50-acre organic farm
in Monticello, says part of the
problem is the lack of a national
support program for small and
medium-sized farms. During the
17 years she has been running
her farm, she has often been
forced into second jobs simply
to make ends meet. "There is no
government policy that buoys


us," she says. "Small farmers
have no retirement or health
care benefits, and food prices
are so low that it's very difficult
for us to make a living. As a
result, small farmers are a very
endangered group."
O'Toole worked for years as
an interior designer before
returning to the 1,000-acre farm
her family has owned since the
1840s. She and her husband,
Jim, chose to raise herbs on five
acres. They started out selling
fresh herbs to area restaurants,
but today they are in the live
plant business with two green-
houses full of organically grown
potted herbs and butterfly-
friendly perennials; they sell
wholesale to area nurseries dur-
ing the first half of the week and
are open to retail customers
three last days.
"When I was young, girls did-
n't go into agriculture. It was
unheard of," said Betty O'Toole.
"I became an interior designer
because it was an acceptable
occupation for a woman, but I
think what I really wanted to be
was a landscape designer."
"This is an exciting time in
agriculture," says Melissa Joiner,
president of Florida Agri-
Women, a women-only non-
profit that promotes agriculture
in the Sunshine State. "In the
past, women have taken the
'supportive' role in the industry.
But as more women become
heads of businesses-become
leaders-there is a constant
stream of new ideas. We bring a
fresh perspective."
Women aren't afraid to think
outside the box, Ms. Joiner says,
or to challenge conventional
growing methods and market-
ing techniques. "Maybe it's
because we're coming in from
the outside," she says.
It's not surprising then that
women are a driving force in
alternative and sustainable agri-
culture. Studies suggest that
women are more likely than
men to farm organically and on
small acreages; they are also
more likely to farm part time and
without the help of large, expen-
sive equipment.
By constantly diversifying her
income stream, Ms. Connolly
has been able to keep her farm
going. It's a story often told by


d in agriculture

farmers-and by small farmers walk out my door and I'm at
in general. Flexibility and cre- work."
activity are mandatory if you want Another of farming's appeals
to stay afloat. is the "quality of life" benefits it
"We were growing tomatoes, offers. It is an opportunity to live
and NAFTA crippled our farm," quietly and peacefully in nature
Ms. Borek says. "We couldn't and to engage in work that is
compete with the cheap truly meaningful.
imports, so we had to find a "When I'm at the farmers'
niche, a specialty crop we could markets, I really enjoy visiting
produce and sell without so with the customers," she said."
much competition. That's why I Even if they don't buy anything,
started growing heirloom toma- they walk away with a smile on
toes." their faces."
"Heirloom tomatoes are your "When I began thinking
old-style tomatoes," Borek about starting up this business, I
explains. "They were brought to was looking for a way to reinvig-
this country by the various eth- orate my family's old farm, and I
nic groups who immigrated also wanted to do something
here, so every variety is different that would give my husband and
and special. Heirloom tomatoes me a good life," Mrs. O'Toole
are very perishable, but they are says. "And what we've done ful-
really tasty. They come in all dif- fills both goals. We have fun
ferent colors and shapes and fla- here. We love what we do."
vors, and their presentation is And what advice would she
absolutely awesome." But grow- offer to young women interested
ing a delicious high-quality prod- in a career in farming?
uct isn't enough. To succeed in "Do your research," she says.
small-scale farming these days "Talk to people who are doing
you have to be a good marketer. what you want to do. People in
Many small farmers are involved the agriculture industry are so
in some form of direct market- he agriculture industry are so
in some form of direct market-giving. Take advantage of that.
ing; they sell their produce at giving. Take advantage of that.
farmers' markets, for example Learn from others. And be pre-
farmers' markets, for example, pared to work really hard."
or they offer produce shares. pared to work really hard."
o"they ofer roduwg concern Since 1985, Florida has recog-
"With the growing concern nized women who have made
over food safety, more and more nized women who have made
Floridians are looking for a way, outstanding contributions to the
to reconnect with their food state's agricultural community
source," says Florida Agriculture through its Woman of the Year in
Commissioner Charles H. Bron- Agriculture Award. Sponsored
son. "People want to know by the Florida Department of
where their food comes from Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
and how it was grown, and vices and the Florida State Fair
small farmers can provide this Authority, the award is present-
kind of information. They can ed during the opening-day
establish a personal bond of luncheon of the Florida State Fair
trust with their customers, and in Tampa.
that is something that is much in Always a highlight of the
demand these days." State Fair's kickoff, the annual
So, given the difficulties, why award ceremony was expanded
would anyone choose to be and enhanced by Commissioner
involved in this profession? Bronson after taking office.
Sandi Dutton, who produces Since 2002 the ceremony has
cut flowers on three acres near featured the showing of a docu-
Havana, near Tallahassee, says mentary video that details the
she likes the independence her winner's agricultural achieve-
work affords her. She grows zin- ments and life's journey. More
nias, gladiolas, and sunflowers, than 500 people turn out each
along with some herbs, sugar- year to experience the event.
cane, and a small plot of vegeta- The next award will be present-
bles. She sells her flowers at ed on Feb. 8, 2007. For more
local farmers' markets and information about the Woman
wholesale to a few florists; the of the Year in Agriculture Award,
vegetables are for her own use. visit www.florida-
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,6mo, Red female 4mo 6/24.
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Heart broken family. Very
friendly. Please call
(863)763-8684 or 634-6042


ADULT CAT Declawed &
neutered. Male. Free to good
home only. Good w/family.
(863)634-1998
CAT, 1 year old, all gray,
female. To good home only.
(863)697-3280
DOUBLE WIDE- FREE, You
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university, dish & rec, for
home schoolers lyr old,
$250 (863)674-0539


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FOR DRIVERS WITH MINI-
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ENCE! (912)571-9668 OR
(866)413-3074.

Case Manager
Bi-Lingual
for family-centered
approach home visitation.
Belle Glade.
Working with pregnant &
parenting families.
Degree in Social Work or
related field required.
Resume by Fax to:
561-996-3653 or e-mail to:
HumanResources(
familiesfirstpbc.org
Visit us at
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for more information.

DATA ENTRY! Work From
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Personal Computer Re-
quired. Excellent Career Op-
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Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
700.
DRIVER NEEDED CDL Class
B drivers license 'required.
Must have clean driving
record. Good benefits pack-
age. Drug Free Workplace.
Call (239)657-3168 and ask
for David Carreno or apply in
person at:
United Agri Products
116 Jerome Dr. Immokalee, FL
Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS FOR CENTRAL
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tanker, no hazmat, no
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ment. Need 2 years
experience. Call Bynum
Transport for your opportu-
nity today. (800)741-7950.
DRIVERS: Expanding Fleet of-
fering Regional/OTR runs.
Excellent Benefits, Weekend
Hometime, Outstanding Pay
Package. Lease Purchase on
'07 Peterbilts. CDL-A Re-
quired. NATIONAL CAR-
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www.nationalcarriers.com.
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Home every night! Excellent
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The Beacon Center at Pioneer Park Elementary
has the following positions available:
Please call 561-993-4481 to come & fill application
or fax resume to 561-993-4006, or email to
kengle@gocpg.org.
All positions Bi Lingual preferred, but not required. -
Youth Program Assistant: Full-Time
A.S. degree in related field with one year's experience working
in youth programming or HS Diploma with 3 years exp. Famil-
iar with community resources. Good communication skills.
Able to drive company van (CDL preferred) on agency's vehicle
insurance policy. Able to work flexible work hrs poss. even-
ings and weekends. Basic comp. exp. Able to prepare and im-
plement activities with Middle School students, and maintain
effective working relationships.
SR Senior Groun Leader: (Year 'Round)
High school diploma or equivalent. Child Development Asso-
ciate credential (CDA) required & 3 yrs. exp. Working with chil-
dren. Able to work flexible work hours (between 1-6pm) and
poss. Evening and weekends. Able to prepare and implement
activities with elementary age students, and maintain effective
work relationship with students and staff.
FAMILY LIAISON
Experienced professional to work with families in Social Ser-
vice capacity. Knowledge of local resources, 4 yr degree, ex-
perience required.


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

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


RECREATION FACILITY MANAGER I (Pioneer
Park Aquatic Center, Belle Glade), $35,800. Re-
sponsible for facility maintenance with administra-
tive responsibility managing a County swimming
pool. Supervises lifeguards, pool attendants and
contractual instructors/coaches. Requires BS/BA
in Recreation, Leisure Services, Health and Physi-
cal Education or related field; 1 yr. exp. planning
and directing recreation activities/managing rec-
reation facilities, including 6 months' exp. in staff
supervision (or unrelated BS/BA and 3 yrs. related
exp.). Preference for the following certs.: National-
ly recognized Standard First Aid, First Responder,
Florida EMT or Florida Paramedic; nationally rec-
ognized CPR for the Professional Lifeguard Train-
ing. Also desirable: Exp. supervising aquatic
programs or facilities. Visit www.pbcgov.com for
detailed job description & employment appl. Sub-
mit appl./resume for receipt by 5 p.m. 7/14/06 to
Palm Beach County HR, 50- S. Military Trail
#210, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 Fax
561-616-6893 EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)

COUNSELOR ASSISTANT
"Don't Just Show Them The Path, BE THE MAP"
Set the pace when you guide troubled male teens toward a
bright new horizon at the Eckerd Outdoor Therapeutic Program
in Clewiston. As a Counselor Assistant, you will assist the
Youth Counselor/Teachers with supervising groups, transporta-
tion and administrative duties. This is a full time position work-
ing 8am to 5pm, 5 days a week. Salary range is $9.50 to
$10.25 per hour.
Minimum Qualifications: HS diploma is required. Some col-
lege is preferred. Extensive paid training is provided, but some
experience working with youth is strongly preferred. Counselor
Assistants must be able to participate in a variety of outdoor
and recreational activities with our youth. Valid drivers license
required. Must possess strong written and verbal communica-
tion skills. Must be willing to adapt to inclimate weather condi-
tions and be able to work in a stressful environment.
Eckerd Youth Alternatives is an EOE, Drug-Free Workplace.
Minorities are encouraged to apply. Apply online now:
www.eckerdvouth.org or fax 727-442-5911 Att A. Criner.
"Make More Than A Living, Make A Difference" M/F/D/V


City of Clewiston Groundskeeper I High School Diploma or
GED required. Valid Florida Drivers License required. Essen-
tial duties include mowing and trimming, clean grounds, ser-
vice and repair machinery. Applications and job description
available at Human Resource Dept., 115 W. Ventura Ave.
Clewiston, FL. Open till filled. EOE.DFWPR
City of Clewiston Dispatcher Police Department High
School diploma or GED and general office skills and tele-
phone and radio etiquette required. Job requires working
shifts, weekends and holidays. Applications and job descrip-
tion available at Human Resource ept., 115 W. Ventura Ave.
Clewiston, FL. Open tillfilled. EOE.DFWR


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

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


FLEET TECHNICIAN
CLEWISTON, FL
Performs a range of service, diagnosis and repair to systems
to all District fleet units such as air boats, weedeaters, lawn
mowers, chainsaws, outboard motors, compressors, cars,
trucks, diesel and gasoline heavy equipment and components
and ancillary construction equipment makes and models. Must
have technical competency in 4 certified areas. Observes and
examines fleet equipment in operation to detect malfunctioning
or defective parts and excessive wear, and repairs according to
manufacture specifications. May give technical guidance and
assistance. Overtime will be required based on weather and/or
environmental conditions. Due to the Districts response role
before, during and after major storm events and in the total
scope of emergency management, this position may be, at
times, required to provide work support before, during and after
major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurri-
cane or other declared emergencies. High School graduate or
an equivalency diploma. Four years experience servicing, diag-
nosing, and repairing cars, trucks, diesel engines, and heavy
equipment. Valid ASE certifications (National Institute of Auto-
motive Service Excellence) in Medium/Heavy Truck: brakes,
suspension & steering, electrical/electronic system, preventive
maintenance inspection). Class B Commercial Driver License
is required to road test equipment to ensure repaired equip-
ment performs to specifications (with air brake endorsement).
Class A license may be required if assigned to heavy equip-
ment repairs and test drives class A equipment.
Job Reference #206111
Please visit our website for more information and
APPLY ONLINE at www.sfwmd.ov
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Attn: Human Resources
PO. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
EOE



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CITY OF SOUTH BAY


Finance Director
Salary Negotiable
Apply at South Bay City Hall
335 SW 2nd Avenue
South Bay, FL 33493
Email Resumes to:
parchmenta@southbaycity.com
Deadline July 14,2006
at 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Annette Parchment
Human Resources
Director/Deputy City Clerk at
561-996-6751, ext. 14
for more information.
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contractor.

Building 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.
Staff Assistant I. Must have good communication skills & basic computer
knowledge. Bookkeeping knowledge is a plus. Must be independent and able
to multitask. A High School Diploma or GED required.

The positions are full time with medical benefits, retirement, sick and vacation
leave.

These positions will be open until filled.

Job description & applications can be obtained in the Satellite Office in Cle-
wiston 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.


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The Seminole Casino in Immokalee is seeking fun,
energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join the area's
HOTTEST entertainment venue immediately
Quality individuals seeking CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
and advancement are encouraged to apply TODAY
Bartender $9.00 plus tips
Cocktail Server $5.50 plus tips
Count Team Member $9.50 per hour
Dining Room Server $5.50 plus tips
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:
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Security Supervisor
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Apply in person at: 506 S. 1st St.
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RN EVERGLADES FEDERAL
CREDITUNION
Needed for psychiatric Glades Crisis Stabilization Now accepting applications
Unit located in Belle Glade. Will perform custo- P/TTELLER
mary duties including medication administration Must have excellent Com-
and clinical documentation. You may email your munication skills, previous
resume to bsears(oakwoodcenter.org or apply cash handling experience a
at Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches, Inc. aplyin prsob n mail e
149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430 or fax sume to
resume to 561-992-9646. 1099 W. Ventura Ave,
Clewiston, FL 33440.
Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches or em reme to:
Glades Services bulifantb@earthlink.net
149 SE Avenue D
Belle Glade, FL 33430
EOE: M/F/D/V EVERGLADES FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED
Fast paced work environ-
ASST. STORE MANAGER ment.Telephoneetiquette
a must, Proficient Word
GAS/C. STORE and Excel, Bilingual A+.
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION May y in perso' n or
morales2@earthlink.net
Min. 1 yr. supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer FAMILY HOME CARE
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED RN: Field Staff/FT
Exc. Benefits incl. med, dental & 401K LPN: Field Staff/FT
Salary based on exp. w/ben. CATHHA: Per P Diem
Fax resume to (954)967-3477 Benefits Package:
Benefits Package:
Health, Dental, Paid Cell's
S & Sign On Bonus for FT.
VIDEOGRAPHER Fax Resume: 863-983-9883
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION phonAe86H3R9D8e3700
Responsible for duplication of HHA LICENSE #
videos. Exp. w/video camera 299991018
operation and production. HS INTERESTED IN A POSTAL
diploma or GED. College JOB Earning $57K/yr Avg
Minimum Pay? Our services
or Technical School a plus, can help you prepare for the
Postal Battery Exam, Find
Computer graphics (+). Valid ut How! Call Today For
Florida DL w/good record. More nformatioCn...
Fax resumeto (954)967-3477 #P5799.
Lakeport Water Assoc. Inc.
(A member-owned,


Sron-profit FL Corp.)
Applicant must perform all
Glades Counly duties required at Lakeport
EMERGENCY SERVICES Water. Must be available to
eo. Box 365 work weekends and
Moore Haven, Florida 33471 evenings as needed. Valid
863"94R60566 FL drivers license and clean
Glades County EMS will be accepting bids for the remount of one 199 McCoy Mill- driving record required.
er Type IAmbulance. Bids must include providing a loaner unit while the remount is Enty level pay beginning at
being completed. Specs can be requested by contacting Glades County EMS at r1 le hpa beni t
863-946-0566. Bids will be accepted until July 21,2006 at 4:00 pm. Bids are to $12 per hour. Benefits
be sealed In an envelope marked on the outside "Ambulance Remount Bid" and sub- include employer paid health
mitted to Glades County EMS, Post Office Box 365, Moore Have, Fl33471. No bids insurance, uniforms, paid
will be accepted after te above date and time. vacation, sick time & paid
The Glades County Board of County Commissioners may reject any or all of the bids holidays.
on any basis and without disclosure of reason. The failure to make such a disclo- Applications accepted
sure shall not resulting accrual of any right, claim or cause of action by any unsuc-
cessful bidder against the Glades County Board of County Commissioners. M-F, 8a.m.-12p.m.
Call (863)946-1300 for
Successful Bidder will be notified by mail within the months of July. more info.
145704 CGS 7/6/2006 MANAGER-RES
MANAGER-RESORT
Small RV park- restaurant.
Okeechobee FL seeks motivat-
ed energetic individual. Pls.Call
Time to clean out the Need a few more bucks to 1-800-483-4279 or fax
attic, basement and/or purchase something resume to 772-546-3482
grage? Advertise your deer? Pick up some
yard sale hi the classl- extra bucks when you When you want something
feds and make your sell your used items In sold, advertise In the
clean un a breeze the classlfelds. classifleds.


DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE

CALOOSA BELLE LABO < FINDERS
202 E. Sugarland Hwy. Across from Clewieton Inn)
is looking for an (863) 902-9494


CRIB, Oak color, straight rails,
ARRESTED? ACCUSED? AC- different heights, converts to
CIDENT VICTIM? HURT? toddler bed, good condition.
Talk to a lawyer Now. Call 24 $50 (863)763-3563
Part time time with Hours. Personal Injury and STROLLER Great
Criminal Defense. A-A-A At- JOGGING STROLLER, Great
somewhat flexible hours torney Referral Service she $25. (863)675-3944
(888)733-5342. Protect La e
The ideal candidate will be Your Rights. TODDLER BED- Little Tykes,
pink,white, blue, hdbd set up
self-motivated with an outgoing like a house, $50
personality, more than average NEW SELF STORAGE g
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15, l in
computer skills, bilingual a plus, 10x30,12x30,15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio COWBOY BOOTS, leather, 4
understanding of digital photog- St. 350t. from Clewiston pair, women, size 6/2, exc.
Police Dept. 863-983-6663, shape, $140 will sell separ-
raphy and reliable transportation. 863-983-2808, after hrs. ately. (863)675-3667
863-983-8979
The Caloosa Belle offers a Colcb ls 5
unique work environment where AVON BOTTLE COLLECTION -
40 + pieces. $100 or best of-
employees are trusted and SOUTHERNLAND SERVICES fer. (863)467-5052
of Moore Haven. Land clearing ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
empowered. &tree service. Licensed &
pow insured 239-633-7173 Sam COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
c-mail resume to: old. Rare items. $600 all or
Se-mabest offer..863-824-3358
jkusten@strato.net Merchandise TRAIN SET- Lionel Santa Fe 0-
gauge, Engine, 3 cars &
track. $200. or best offer.
m p Financia l I. I(863)983-7915
REGISTERED NURSE Air Conditioners 505 es05
REGISTEREDNURSE Antiques 510 0
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, a I Antiances 515
leader in therapeutic programs Appliance Parts 520 P PRESAR PT
foryouth-at-riskd Bsseeksasiness Beauty Supplies 525 1ghz, 40gb HO, 512 mb ram,
nurse to join our outdoor Business XP home + extras. $375
therapeutic program in Clewis- Opportunities 305 Bicycles 530 XP home + extras. $375
ton. Similarto a schoolnurse Money Lenders 310 Books & Magazines535 (863)843-0158
position, you will enjoy ful- Tax Preparation 315 Building Materials540 COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
oimie, y rondwork Business Equipment 545 Win XP + lots of programs &
time, year round work in a re- CarpetsRugs 550 games. $149. (863)843-0158
laxed, wilderness environment. Children's Items 555
Flexible hours, competitive pay China, Glassware, Etc. 560
and benefits. Requires AA andI Clothing 565
2 yrs exp in nursing and valid Coins;Stamps 570
state license as RN, ARNP or CoCOMPLETE DINING ROOM-i
PA. BSNpreferred. Resume ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do Collectibles 575 COMPLETE DINING ROOM-
to Rob Painter, 100 N. Resumetar- you earn $800/day? 30 Ma- ComputerVideo 580 Nice, Glass top table, 6
crest r.,learwater, F 33765 chines, Free Candy All for Crafts/Supplies 585 chairs, Hutch/buffet, Light
fax:727-442-5911: $9,995. (888)629-9968 Cruises 590 wood. $600. (863)801-3815
painter4eckerd.org: 802000033. CALL US: We Drapes, nens & Fabrics 595 COMPUTER DESK, 5 ft. long,
EOpE, M/F/Dr DFW will not be undersold! Fireplace Fixture 600 2 ft. deep, 5 ft. tall. $125
Firewood 605 (863)357-4188
SALES MANAGER Furniture 610
SE MAnGER NOTICE Furs 615 COMPUTER TABLE wood,
Hendry County Independent Newspapers will Health & Reducing large, lots of storage. Good
MotorSpeedway never accept any advertise- Equipment 620 cond. $50. (863)697-6618
Salary plus commission. ment that is illegal or con quipmen-
Contact Tom at: a le n- Heating Equipment/ COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
(772)545-9051 sidered fraudulent. In all Supplies 625 tion. $1.25. LeBelle
1 cases of questionable val- Household items 630 239-822-5955
SALVAGE YARD ue, such as promises of Jewelry 635
S it guaranteed income from Lamps/Lights 640 DRESSER, 40" Oak. $25
Needs person with work-at-home programs if Lu age 645 (863)675-3032 after 6pm.
forklift & cutting torch it sounds too good to be Medical items 650 DRESSER, Tall, wooden. In
experience for full time true, chances are that it is. Miscellaneous 655 good condition. $50
position. $500 per ouhae questions or Musical nstruments660 (954)547-7333
position. $500 doubts about any ad on Office Supplies/
week. Call Tony these pages, we advise that Equipment 665 END TABLES, 1 pair, 3
(305)495-7973 before responding or send- Pets'/Supplies/ drawers. $25
ing money ahead of time, Services 670 (863)675-3032 after 6pm.
SHOP/SALES HELP WANTED you checkwiththe Better Photography 675 GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
All Coast Tractor. Alva FL :Business Bureau at Plumbing Supplies 680 CHAIRS brand new $125
Exp. helpful, but will train 772-878-2010 for previous Pools & Supplies 685 H(863467-57 n $25
863-674-1111 or complaints. Restaurant)
239-425-5444 Equipment 690 LOVESEAT, 60", dual recliner,
Some 800 and 900 telephone Satellite 695 brown/navy plaid. $95
SPRAY PAINTER numbers may require an Sewing Machines 700 (863)612-9831
F/T Mustave experience, extra charge, aswellas Sporting Goods 705 SLEEPER LOVESEAT- very
Apply in person atll long distance toll costs. We Stereo Equipment 710 nice $150 (863)357-0365
M ventures or ca will do our best to alert our Televisio Radio 715 $150(863)357-0365
(863)675-3424 reader of these charges in Tickets 720
We're raising pay for Florida the ads, but occasionally Tools 725
regional drivers! Home every we may not be aware ofthe To & Games 730
weekend! Home during the charges Therefore, if you 735
week! Solid weekly miles! calla numberout of your Wanted to Buy 740D o -I
95% no touch! Preplanned area, use caution.
freight! $.43 per mile, home-
time, money & more! Professional Vending Route: A
HEARTLAND EXPRESS All drinks, sizes, and brands.
(800)441-4953 www.heart- Great equipment, great sup-
landexpress.com. port! Financing available With AIR COND- 4 ton Carrier
WORK 3-4 HRS PER WEEK. $6K down. Tom w/pad, ice cold, $250
Make $100. or more wash- (954)971 301 (863)675-2844
ing vehicles. No exp. neces- #B02002-037.
sary Excellent work history a AIR CONDITIONERS (3) 5,000
must. No criminal history r BTU'S, Window Style. Newly
background. Reliable vehicle services. $135 for all, will
is a plus. (954)551-0654 95% CASHOUT Mobile Home sep. (561)676-0427
Refi's. Greatest Mobile Home i 0515
Rates. First Time Buyers
Welcome. SFR, Investor &
Rehab Financing. Apply on- FREEZER- Sears, top load-
line: www.BestLendin- ing,excellent condition $80
STOVE/OVEN & HOOD, White,
GE, electric. Good condition.
Serie 03 $100 or best offer.
(954)547-7333
****FREE CASH GRANTS! WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
GRAND OPENNG .$25,000++ "*2006 more, Both work perfectly.
Palm Terrace NEVER REPAY! Person- $100. Will separate
of Clewiston al/Medical Bills, Business, (863)763-1361
NecEuilding, NeTa, School/House. Almost Eve-
New ideas! ryone qualifies! Live Opera- WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
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The fallowing positions are Listings, Call (800)681-5732 WASHERS & DRYERS
available: Ext. 231. $95 & up, Up to 1 yr warranty
WeekendServioo aneREFRIGERATORS & STOVES Little
Weekend Supervisor leading a newspapePa (239)694-07t78 tle
hNurses-7p-a helps you understand
CNA's-asishifts(1-7) the world around you. WHIRLPOOL WASHER& &
Please apply in person or NO wonder neBWpaper DRYER This is one scho,
submitan application o: .readers are more suc- Excellent condition. $400.
Palm Terrace orClewiston cessful people! (863)697-6618 Ward to attending
301 South Gloria St.play and will ke
Clewislon, FL 33440 lay ill e
Ph: (863) 983-5123 l w
(86.3) 9'8es369 Services Painted bright re(
or(863)983.6698 es o BIKES (2) His/Her, Brand New, Painted brigh re
NURSE WANTED .__,_, i ,-- :M ast Schwinn, 21 spd. & Road its own little belf
NURSE WANTED LPN I T Master 18 spd. Bell padded
Immediate opening for LPN seats. $199. 863-983-7751 four feet square
to work in Pediatricians office .
in Belle Glade. Excellent LADIES BICYCLE, Huffy, Red, The plan incl
salary and benefits. Babysitting 405 6 speed w/basket & bell.
Phone561-996-8505. Child Care Needed410 Good condition. $45 photos, full-size
Fax 561-996-7331 Child Care Offered415 (863)357-4188 "school" and the
Instruction 420 school and the
PATIENT ACCT REP Services Offered '425 fy ./1 eXploded .
Computer exp needed. Insurance 430 fry, an exploded
Exp. with medical records a Medical Services435


plus. Bilingual English/Spanish Little Red Scho
pref. Competitive salary & ex- SCHWIN -BICYCLE 1955- 26",
cellent benefits. Fax resume to like new, asking $700. Playhouses & S
(863)983-9604 or apply at (863)467-5756. Playhouses & St
FL Community Health Centers ,s ic Four project
315 So. W.C. Owen Stprjc
Clewiston, FL DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS Catalog (picture
EOE/DFWP CARGO:Be a Hendry Catalog (picture
County School Board Bus
RN/LPN/CNA- MAXIM Driver. Contact the BEHR SEALANT- Deck water- Please add $4.0
needs Nurses for private duty Transportation Dept. at proofing. 5 gallon, never
hourly and visit cases in your 863-674-4115 or opened. Quantity(6) $480 for ,
area. Flexible hours. Cheryl Jameson at all, will sep. (863)697-2032 To order, circle
Many PED cases. jamesonc@ ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING clip & send w/ c
Call 561-737-3130 hendry.k12.fl.us PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all U-Bild Feat
will sell sep (863)763-5011
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ 15241 Stagg
MERCHANDISER Needed foBuy Direct From Manufactur- Van Nuys, CA
MERCHANDISER Needed for er. 20 colors in stock with allyCA
local mass-retailer. $10/hr. Accessories. Quick turn
Background check/run, around! Delivery Available Or call
800-832-6755 Ext.434 Toll Free (888)393-0335. ___
ow fast an you ca PAINT-(8) 5 gal containers,
go? It cano even taster Antique White, interior Latex, M o
when you sell It in the t ll $560 for all will sell separate
wcle you sel l ed t n the (863)697-2032
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Glass showcase on top, 4 TION & PLAYER, 400 or
drawers $200. more discs, $400 or best of-
(239)503-4656 fer. (863)467-5401
SLEEPER 3 CUSHION COUCH- SPA With COVER- Seats 8
exc condition $250 Therapeutic jets. Excellent
(863)357-0365 condition. $2500. or best of-
fer. (863)467-8548
SMALL TABLE- good for sew
machine, wooden, w/3 side WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
drawers $75 (863)824-8749 Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
SOFA, LOVESEAT & CHAIR- FREE Color Catalog CALL
dark multi colored, like new, TODAY! (800)842-1305
$550 (863)824-8749 www.np.etstan.com.
TABLE- Oak, Round, 1 leaf, 2
chairs w/coasters. $100. i
(863)763-7695
r w ORGAN Lowry, w/bench &
n s i music lamp. $50. LaBelle
239-822-5955
RIFLE, 22 Cal. & 12 Gauge
shot gun single shot. $175.
Will separate.
(863)467-9892 BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
SPedigree, 25 weeks old, beau-'
tiful flashy brindle male. $450
863-675-9326/863-673-1214
EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal- FINCH'S & CANARIES
ance, 6.0, like new Orig. $20-$45(863)697-8731
$750 asking $300 or best GERM SHEP PUPS- 8 wks
offer (863)467-0668 old, AKC, health cert. Champ
line, bik/tan, short hair, par-
TREADMILL, Pro Form, Elec- ents on prem, hips cert.
tronic & Dual weight station, (863)254-3344
Welder Pro 9940. $500 or will
separate. (863)697-3211 JACK RUSSELL PUPS Pure
bred, shots/wormed, 4 males,
l0635 3u1 female. Cute...cute...cute!!!
$250. (239)340-8503
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023 Aerators 3), Captive Air Tanks
DIAMOND RING, Ladies, Euro- 3), Water Softener 1) Jacuzzi
pean Cut, 30 point. 14kt white pump 1) above ground pumps
gold. $550. (863)357-2233 2).$1000. (239)246-3549
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SUITCASE SET: SAMSONITE, CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer Pre-
Black w/hard shell cases, mier 860, 2 mo old..$300.
Great condition. $60. (863)634-3070
(863)675-3944 LaBelle. NEW COMMERCIAL CARGO
TRLR w/warr, 2 new JBL
-.I -eI spkrs 15" w/horn, 115" sub,
w/ built in amp, 1 QSC pow-
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE er amp w/complete rack, and
from home. *Medical *Busi EQ graphic equalizers, 2 PV i
fromhome.*Medical,*Busi- Impulse Spkrs w/stand &
ess, Paralegal, *Comput- cases, New 32 channel
ers *Criminal Justice. Job Yamaha mixer w/warr, all
placement assistance. Com- cablesmaha mix& access incd, New
puter provided. Financial Aid Pro One 88 key Keyboard
if qualified. Call Pro One 88 key Keyboard
8if 5ual1wd. ww Oal w/road case w/Aleses mini
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neTidewaterTech.com. offer (239)872-2371
CAR HAULER-'89, Wallo Mo, ..-
Hauls up to 4 cars, Needs
axles. $700. (863)357-3981
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS AIR COMPRESSORS (2)
children, etc. Only one sig- Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
nature required! *Excludes $195 for both, will sep.
govt. fees! Call weekdays (561)676-0427
(800)462-2000, ext.600. GENERATOR, 7200 watt,
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, 240v, single phase, portable
LLC. Established 1977. w/wheels, good cond.,
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB $1000. (863)763-1933
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in- MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
side, great condition. W/Cover. 4000, asking $800 or best
$2000. (863)843-0913 offer (863)634-0856 or
634-2951
GENERATOR- BRAND NEW 63429
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house. $850 or best offer.
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Cool Western NC Mountains- HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Escape the heat, hurricanes NOTICE OF POPOSED RULE
"..:;' .- ., and high prices. Homes,
.-, -: .cabins, lots acreage, invest- SUBMITTED BY: A. Scott Cooper DATE:7/25/06
'. ments. Prudential Great
l" .i' ;._ Smokys Realty, Downtown SUBJECT AREA: 426 Student andStaffWellness
L ,* 1 B ,.r Bryson 0 City. Call EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
(877)476-6597. student and stall wellness.
GEORGIA /NORTH CAROLINA CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41,1003.42,1003.46 and 1006.06, F.S.
CLEW ISTON COUNTRY ACRES Captivating mountain views, CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1003.42, 1003.46 and
lakes, rivers, waterfalls. 1006.06,FS.
Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up, Homesites starting @ FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
$39,900. Log home kits @ cost, atthe Office of the Superintendentof Schools.
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use $39,900. Limited availability.
your land as down payment. Financing Ca(888)389-3504 X700. EXECUTVE SUMMARY The proposed rule establishes the policy for student and
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-721-5299 Gulf front lots $595k. Homes STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
starting mid $300k. New additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
master planned ocean front printing and distributions.
oi lfCr .community on beautiful LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
m Mustang Island, near Corpus Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, Lale, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon- asthe mattermay beheard onJuly 25,2006.

2arding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or t provide a proposal for a
S-KY DEEP WATER PARCEL k power coat regulatory alternative must do so In writing withn 21 days alter publi-
G olf C r 1.38 acres overlooking Lake cation of this notice.
Barkley. 90 min to Nashville, Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Electric, Windshield, Club Protector, minutes to Land Between the Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
Automatic Charger, Beautiful Car Lakes. Just $47,000. Won't thefuture.
last! Owner (866)292-5769. Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
Sf. quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
2.1 .I ..t M Lakefront and Lakeview Prop- of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
erties Nestled in the hills of shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
Tennessee on the shores of the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
Cal Sherri (86 )764 ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
Call Sherd (863)763-6434 pristine Norris Lake. Call consideration.
Lakeside Realty at
WW l (23)626a-58 0rvi I submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
SI www.Iakesiderealty-tn.com. ing, to the Superintendent of Schools,
SRb l state LOOKING TO OWN LAND? In- Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
LOOKING FOR FCB STOCK vest in rural acreage ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
Florida Community Bank. Vthrout ria coal School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Florida Community Bank. throughout America; coastal,
(239)229-8784 mountain, waterfront proper- Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
ties. 20 to 200 acres For notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want- the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to
ing to add to my collection. Business Places FREE Special Land epors: te meetingorworshop.
Please callto sell coins & Sale 1005 wie.can/fl. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
paper money 239-693-4891 commercial guie.co posed rule shall be filed n the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want- Property Sale 1010 120.54(3)(e) ,2 cS.
Property Sale 1010 MAINE OCEANFRONT BAR- 145963CGS76,13,20 CB 7/20/06
NEWCOIN COLLECTOR want- Condos' GAIN 4+ Acres 220' water-
ing to add to my collection. townhouses Sale 1015 front only $149,900 5+
Please call to sell coins & Farms Sale 1020 acres, ocean access only
paper money 239-693-4891 Houses Sale 1025 $34,900. Enjoy spectacular BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
WANTED: FLART Hunting Property 1030 4+ acre oceanfront parcel STATEOF FLORIDA
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson vestment w/ over 220' of private DISTRICTONE
H. Newton, G. BucknerE. Property Sale 1035 shoreline. Or relax on your Bartow, Florida
Buckner, L Roberts, A. Hair, Land Sale 100 5+ acre ocean access lot w/ June 20,r200
R A. McClendon, S. Newton, Lots Sale 105 deeded access to gorgeous
BIG $$ (772)562-5567 Open House 100 private sandy beach. Sur- CONSTRUCTIONANDMAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Out of Stale veyed, soil tested, paved rd
Out of Sale 1055 eyed, soil tested, paved r Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
r operty S e 15 in gated community. Great tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until
EAIItire I Property Inspection I060 owner financing. Call L&S 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, July 20, 2006 and will be opened
nAgribulI E Real Estate Wanted 1065 Realty (207)781-3343 and publiclyread aloud in the Multi Purpose Conference Room. Bidders may ob-
V .r Resort Property coastalmaineland.com. lan prim y bid results at http //wwwdot state llus/cc-adminl Click on "Let-
Sale 1070 ting Results" and D1.
Warehouse Space 1075 NEW TO MARKET! LAKE- ...NOTE-----
Waterfront Property 108r0 FRONT & EQUESTRIAN
PARCELS 7+ Acres-Eques- ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
Christmas Trees 7 45 tr Parc- + cres-ques- AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING
rm ren Parcel $209,900 8+ IT TO (863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
Farm Equipment 805 Acres- Direct Lakefront- WWWOOTSTATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1
Farm Miscellaou 5 1 $269,900 2+ Acres Home DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be is-
Farm Miscellaneous 8 5 site-$119,900 Located min- sued after 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, July19, 2006. Plan
Farm Produce 820 CLEWISTON: 3/2 2001 Dbl. utes from downtown holderslist will not reissued after5:00 pm on Friday, July 14,26.
Farm Services wide on 1/2 acre plus. Moti- Jac ille F Private Gat
arm Services wide on 1/2 acre plus Moti- Jacksonville, FL. Private Gat- (CONTRACT NO. E1F62) District Wide:(BRRP FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
FarmSuppliesd 25 863-698-3714/863-686-8900re ed Community. Miles of Bri- 413229-2-52-01 Improvements consists of repairs to expansionoints, concrete
Farm Supplies- 863-698-3714/a863-686-8900 die Trails, Rec. Area, Fishing nnrn,rh lhhs,. prestress deck panels, prestressed beams, structural piles and
Services Wanted 830 brendonwoodproperties@ & Boatin Call: (877)JRC- I. replacement of prestress deck panels, construction of cathodic
Fertilizer 35 hotmailcom protection pile jackets and scour protection. (Approx 730 Calendar Days). NOTE:
Fertilizer 3 l. LAND Florida Land & Ranch- PROJECT MANAGER: Alan Autry, (863) 519-2228 alan autrydot state fl us
Horses 810 CLEWISTON, WATERFRONT es, LLC. MAXIMUM BUDGETARY AMOUNT $250,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND
Landscaping 3Bdrm., 2Ba, HUGELiving SPECS. FUNDS CONTINGENTUPONAPPROVALFROMTHE LEGISLATURE
Supplies 845 Room, Nice Dining Room & North Carolina Cool Mountain (CONTRACT NO. E1F67-RO) County Highlands: (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT
Lawn & Garden 850 Family room. 1/4 acre fenced Air, Views & Streams, NO 420961-1-72-01 Work consists of intermediate mowing and litter removal.
Livestock 855 new roof & dock.$169500 Homes, Cabins'& Acreage. Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Gary Burnett,
Poultry, Supplies P6 neg 0-02 FREE BR CHURE 83)386-6104 garvburnett(dot state fl us BUDGET AMOUNT $60000.00.
neg. (863)805-0272 NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY
Seeds/Plants/ (800)642-5333. Realty Of PRE-BID MEETING BEGINNING AT 2:00 PM. UNTIL 3:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY,
Flowers 865 LaBelle 3/3 Down Town, Near Murphy 317 Peachtree St. JULY 12.~2006 IN THE HRD TRAINING CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE FIRST
Courthouse. Lg. rooms, Top Murphy, N.C. 28906. FLOOR OF THE DISTRICT ONE OFFICE LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY
Area $218K or Annual Lease wwwreatyofmurphycom VENUE, BARTOW, FLOIRDA. BID DOCUMENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO
Area $218K or Annual Lease www.reatyofmurphy.com. CONTRACTORS WHO ATTEND THE PRE-BID MEETING OR THOSE CONTRAC-
$1800 mo. 561-441-2800 TORS PRESENT AT THE START OF THE EXPLANATION OF SPECIFICATIONS,
Rllll|JIA Nrden41l IrR5l VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with HOWEVER CONTRACTORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ORDER SPECIFICATIONS
MOORE HAVEN: 4 BR, 1 BA frontage on very large pris- ROR TOATTENDING THE PRE-BID MEETING. (THIS NOTICE COME JUST BE-
li ,: ,r Rent w/option. tine creek, very private, ex- FORE THE (APPROX CALENDAR DAYS) INFORMATION. FUNDS CONTINGENT
Sl:r Re nt w/o pti on. tine creek, very private, ex- UPON APPROVAL FROM THE LEGISLATUE -
CHIPPER SHREDDER. Hu- i I~'.500ii, or $1250. month. cellent fishing, canoeing,
skee, 70 rinp. p w*y led.l Owner (863)357-3369 good access, near New Riv- CherylL.Sanchious
Distic Contracts Admini t rtor
'barely 3 0- d. $60 PORT LaBelle: 4/2 Upgrades er Trail State Park, $39,500. stnt41 Contracts A stator
(863)610-7787 galore! Lg. Rooms, Lg. Yard. Owner (866)789-8535
CLASSIC WHEEL HORSE Near School. Price to sell. www.mountainsofVA.com. NOTICE OFANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS
Tractor 42" cut, all pullies, lots $179,500. or Annual Lease Western New Mexico Private OF CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
of grease fittings, cast iron $1900. Owner863-673-5071 74 Acre Ranch $129,990 Noticeishereby giventhat prsuanttocalloftte BoardofSupervsors ofthe le
eng. $800. 863-697-2434 cshdz_04@earthlink.net Mt. views, trees, rolling hills, wiston Drainage District, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of the Clewiston
LAWN EQUIPMENT & TRAIL- PORT LaBelle: Unit 4 Ideal wildlife. Horseback riding, Drainage Distnct, forthe year 2006, will be held in the office of the District, 350
LAWN EU MENT & hAIL- T' hi West Arroyo Avenue, Hendry County, Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesday, July 11,
ER, 2 blowers, 2 weedeaters, 3/1 Starter Home. New roof. hiking, ATV's, hunting. Per- 200 arr0:0Aveno'cckinthe morning, orthepurpose o Tuesday, July 11,
edger & more. Call for more Lg. yd. Price to sell. $146,000. feet for family ranch or re-
info. $9000 (863)532-0368 Owner 863-673-5071 treat, electricity. 100% 1.Electing one (1) Supervisorforatermof three (3) years.
fSNAPPUin anc in g. NALC 2.Receiving annual reports and taking such action there to as the landowners may
SNAPPER YARD MACHINE SELL YOURHOUSE (866)365-2825. determine.
0 turn, 33" cut, exc.cond. IN 3 DAYS!
$950. (863)763-3551" Cash orterms. Call Elizabeth WNC Mountains 2.06 Acres 3,Transactingsuch other businessthat maycomebeforethe landowners.
$950. (863)763-3551 for details. (561)531-0043 w/ hardwood trees. Financ- BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Shop here first lo ing available only $31,995. CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
The classifiedPrivate lake and river access.
This one won't last call today James Pittman
i v 15 ACRE FLORIDA RANCH (800)699-1289 or www.riv- 143734 CGS6/29;7/6/06
ESTATE Only $69,900! Short erbendlakelure.com.
'Okeec~hobee Livestock, Drive to the Gulf of Mexico
MOkrethSbae Lvestock Just Minutes from 110 L I
Market Sales every Won't last! Call Now! Recreation
M &-MobileHomes Recreation 'g B
Mon. 12pam.763-3 & every (866)950-5263 Ext650.SUZUKI VOLUSTIA INTRUDER
Tues. 11am. 763-3127 (866)950-5263 P 2 Garage kept. 1 Owner.
Real Estate for Sale, Houses, 1 2002,Garage kept. 1 Owner.
Real EstWater-front. National ii 1900 org. mis. $4,600 Firm.
Sntals Forest Frontage, Piedmont of Call (863)763-3451 Okee
NC. Iron Horse Properties, Mobile Home Lots 005 Boats 3005 YAMAHA 2004, Custom, 650
(800)997-2248, www.iron- Campers,'RVs 3010 CC + Extra's. 5600 miles. Ex-
RENT h orseauction. com, Mobile Home Parts 2010 Jet Skiis 3015 cellent condition. $5500.
NCAL#3936. Mobile Homes Rent 2015 Marine Accessories 300 863-634-7156/467-1893
Mobile Homes Sale 2020 Marine Miscellaneous 3025
TENNESSEE ACREAGE w/ Motorcycles 3030
Apartments 905 Views Amazing Views. 4 Beau- Sport Vehicles.'ATVs3035 So 'h l
Business Places 910 tiful Seasons. 1-5 acre parcel. I -iAT3 5 A5'
Commercial From the $40's: Minutes to Fall -
Property 915 Creek Falls State Park Planned e ARTICAT DVX 250 06, 4
Condos/ Club House, Nature Trails. Call HOUSES& TRAILER LOTS Wheeler. Auto., Like new.
Town houses Rent92O forappt. 866-481-1810 For Rent, Near Clewiston, AIR BOAT- 11', Gore Hull, 231 Low hours. $3500 or best
Rent 925 proper Dr. L. E. Thompson, Jr. V-6 Buick engine, New prop, offer Nick @863-697-0383
House Rent 930 I (754)224-0364 battery. Good trailer, Runs GO CARTS- (2) Manco 6.5hp
Land Rent 935 good. $1600. 863-697-0135 2 sweater, new tires. Murray
Resort Property HOW di you find a joh in 6hp 1 seater. Both run great,
Rent 9 ALABAMA WATERFRONT today's competitive CABIN BOAT- Fiberform fly- gre 9
Roommate 950 ACREAGE 2 hours from At- market? In the employ- brdge, '80, 25', 5.7 Mercruiser $1400 (863)674-0539
Rooms to Rent 955 lanta & the Coast. Gated with mernt section of the clas- I/0. Trailer, All electronics SUZUKI 125'83-w/Reverse.
Storage Space exceptional amenities, in- sifleds incl'd. $2400. (239)369-9725 Runs great! $400 or best offer
Rent 960 lauding boat slips. 1/2 to KONA JET BOAT 454V8 863-697-2434
great historic town. Callr Berkley J12 pump & 20ft gal-
(866)882-1107 vanized trailer, new. $2300 or Auto obiles'
(8 -will separate. (561)876-6469
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA CLEWISTON-Tropical MHVil- um i
ACREAGE 1 to 8 acre par- |lge, 14x48, 2br, 1ba, 2 SEA KAYAKS, (2), 13 % ft.,
CLEWISTON, Townhouse, cels. Gated community on 4 sheds, carport, some fur- lightweight, fiberglass for a"ai a
2br, 2ba, New A/C & other up- miles of riverfront. Superb nishings, all appliances, easy lifting, 35 Ibs., both for
grades. Near Lake Okeecho- planned amenities. Excep- $21,000neg.(863)983-1365 $600. (863)357-7406
bee$150K. 863-228-4535 tional mountain and river A on d 4
sites. Preview Phase II now! FLAGHOLE,3, 3BR/2BA, 2004 I I Automobiles 4005
(866)292-5762. Doublewide, with pole barn, on Classic Care 4015
p BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. 2.5 acres. Must see!!
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. Beautiful (863)902-0369 CAMPER: Sleeps 6, A/C, New Commercial Trucks 4020
3BR/2BA-ALLAPPLIANCES ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL fridge & sink. w/17 ft. fiber- Construction
incl. W/D & D/W. 30' deep WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS. MUST SELL! Lake Access, glass canoe & ores. All for Equlmnent 4025
1car gar. $1400/mo. (2) Avail FREE COLOR BROCHURE & Waterfront BHR. 3 BR, 1%/ Ba. $2150 Neg.863-697-8731 Forsig. Cars 4030
approx.8/1. 863-946-3333 INFORMATION. MOUNTAIN + Efficiency apt. $117,500. Four Wheel Drie 4035
PROPERTIES W/ SPEC- Makenffer R863fi~97-19424 INTL AIRSTREAM '65- 26ft, Heavy Duty "hrcka4040


! STACULAR VIEWS HOMES, asking $1500 or best offer Prts- Repairs 4045
CABINS, CREEKS & INVEST- PALM HARBOR HOMES Fac- (863)763-3735 Pickup Trucks 4050
MENT ACREAGE. Cherokee tory Model Center LARGEST Sport Utiity 4055
Mountain GMAC Real Estate. in Americal Modular, Mobile I s'r 3a Lractor Tailer 4060
*cherokeemountainrealty.com and Stilt Homes. Call for Utility Trallhir 4065
(800)841-5868. FREE Color Brochures! Van 4070
Beware o Mortgage ompa- (800)622-2832. Seadoo, '95, runs good,
Beware of Mortgage Compa- $1500 or best offer.
nies! They could charge you Replacemento de su trailer, (863)673-6085 romrmntii
up to $10,000 in closing service complete. con solo
fees. Be educated before you una compania traila manu- a ,
-Build To Suit- buy with our FREE CD and facturada, nuevas, usadas ~,CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- 94,
workbook. www.FloridaMort- Ilame al (863-675-8888. White with rims. Stereo,
Up To 10,000 SQ. FT. gageGuide.org or DIRT BIKE SUZUKI 85/I. Leather int. Runs & looks
(888)706-3885. Automated SINGLE WIDE 14 X70 '92 2004, less than 10 hrs., $2K. great. $6000. 863-673-6266
BelleGlade Area request line. w/central a/c. Needs relocation (863)634-0856 or 634-2951
Belle Glade Area in Glades Cty. only! Good CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
SBuyers Market Coastal North cond. $10K (863)946-3333 HODAKA WOMBAT '73, '90, runs good, sand metallic
Carolina 95-100% LTV Fi- 125cc. $500 (239)738-0359 exterior, tan interior, 1 own-
C 5166nancing Call CCL Inc. Realty Traila Manufacturada, 3/2 ba- after5pm. er. $1500. (239)839-0895
Srln(800)682-9951. nos, list para ser occupada,
e f (800 2ocalicada en LaBelle en .5 KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR '01 COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
CENTRAL TENNESSEE acre de propidad. LLamme al CRUISER, 4300 mi., wind- good & 1 for parts. $300.
ACREAGE Amazing rolling (863)675-8888 shield, saddlebags, 125cc, (863)673-6266
One man's trash Is anoth- vista views. 1 to 5 acre par- $1250.(863)946-2677
S man's treasuP. n cels from the $40's. Planned Traila manufacturada bajo $DODGESHADOW '92, Auto-
your trash to tPeasure clubhouse, nature trails. 1 hr enganche finaceimento dis- SUZUKI SAVAGE '02, 650cc, matic, A/C works, new tires,
with an ad in the classl- to Chattanooga, 2 hrs to ponible, 3/2 bans, Ilamme excellent condition. $2500 $1300 or best offer
heds. Nashville. (866)292-5769. al (863)675-8888 (239)738-0359 after 5pm (561)914-1660


Lakeport Water Association
2005 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
We're pleased to present to you this years Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services
we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal Is to provide you with a sale and dependable supply of drinking water We want you to understand the efforts
we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality ofyour water Our
water source is the Brighton Seminole Tribe, who gets its water form the surficial aquifer The water is than chlorinated for disinfection.
II you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Jim Jackson at 863 946 1300.
Lakeport Water Association routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regu-
lations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period ol January 1 to December 31, 2005.
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible
using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs
allow for a margin of safety
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL The highest level of a disinfectant allowed it drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a
disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health.
MRDLGs to not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
"NO" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/) -one part by weight of analyze to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (g/1) one part by weight of analyze to I billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocure per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in.water
In 2004, a source water assessment was conducted for our water system. The assessment found no potential sources of contamination near the
wells. Source water assessments are posted at hltp://www.dep.state.Il.us/swappl.


TTHMs and Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Parameters
Forthe following parameters monitored under Stage 1 D/DBP regulations, the level detected is the highest annual average of the quarterly averages: Bromate,
Chloramines, Chlorine, Haloacetic Acids, and/or TTHM (MCL 80 ppb). Range of Results is the range of results (lowestto highest) atthe individual sampling
sites.
Contaminant and Dates of MCL Level Range MCLG or MCL or LIkely Source of Contamination
Unit of Measurement sampling Violation Detected of MROLG MROL
(moJyr.) Y/N Results
78. Chlorine (ppm) monthly N 0.92 0.6-1.8 MRDLG = 4 MRDL = 4.0 Water additive used to
control microbes
79. Haloacetic'Acids (five) 8/05 N 14.4 NA MCL = 60 By-product of drinking water
(HAA5) (ppb) disinfection
80. TTHM ITotal auarterlv Y 101.8 75.5- NA MCL = 80 By-product of drinking water


Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
84. Copper (tap water) 6/05, 1.46 Y 2 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing
(ppm) 11/05 systems; erosion of natural deposits;
leaching from wood preservatives
85. Lead (tap water) 6/05, 2 N 0 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing
(ppb) 11/05 systems, version of natural deposits
Total Coliform. Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an Indicator that other, potentially-harmfol,
bacteria may be present. Colforms were found In more samples than allowed and this was a waning of potential problems.
TTHMs [Total Trihalomethanes]. Some people who drink water containing trthalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience
problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
Copper. Copper Is an essential nutrient but some people who drink water contaning copper In excess of the acon level over a relatively short
amount of time could experience gastrointestnal dstress.'Some people who drink water continig cpper In excessof lt ctionlevel over many
years could suffer liver or kidney damage. People with Wilson's Disease should consult their peernal dector.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels
over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up sub-
stances resulting from the presence of animals orfrom human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septicsystems, agricultural livestock operations,
and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic waste-
water discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of Industrial processes and petroleum pro-
duction, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oi and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants In water provided by pub-
lic water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same pro-
tection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contam-
inants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained
by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants In drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons
with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/A1DS or other immune system disorders, some eld-
erly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPACDC
guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe
Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).


LAKEPORT WATER ASSOCIATION.INC
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
The LakePort Water Association Water Treatment System has a level of total
Trihalomelhanes which exceeds standards
SITUATION
The Department of Environmental Protection requires disinfection of drinking water
to inactivate possible pathogens, because the health benefits of disinfection far
outweigh its risks. However, when used in thetreatment of drinking water, some
disinfectants combine with organic and inorganic matter present in the water to
form chemicals called disinfection byproducts (DBP'S). A number of DBPS such
as Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM's) and Haloacetic Acids (HAA5's may be a
health concern at certain levels of exposure.
The Department has reviewed the laboratory analysesresultsforthe seventh con-
secutive quarterly set of samples for TTM's collected on January 24,2006, as
well as the fourth, fifth and sixth quarter sets of TTHM sample results from the
Lakeport Water Association public drinking water system. The laboratory analy-
ses results for the TTHM samples collected on May 9,2005; August 24,2005:
October 13, 2005; and January 24, 2006 now indicate a running.annual average
TTHM concentration of 100 micrograms perliter (ug/L). Therefore, the Depart-
ment has determined thatthis water system has generated a Maximum Contami-
nant Level (MCL) violation for TTHM'S since Table 3 of Rule 62-550, Flrida
Administrative Code (F.A.C.), Identifies the MCL forTTHM's as 80 ug/L.
HEALTH EFFECTS
Some people who drink water containing Trihalomethanes n excess of the Maxi-
mum Contaminant Level (MCL) over many years may experience problems with
their liver,kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an Increased risk of
getting cancer.
WHAT SHOULD CUSTOMER DO?
This is not and Immediate risk, however, untilthe problem is corrected, any custom-
ers who are concerned abouttheir exposure to TTHm's may wish to use alterna-
tive sources of waterforingestion, such as commercial bottled water, or water
treated by an appropriate home watertreatment devise. Appropriate home water
treatment devices are those certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)
for reducing TTHM's in drinking water.
WHAT IS BEING DONE?
The problem will be corrected when tht Seminole Tribe builds their new watertreat-
ment plant on the Bghton Reservation. Construction is to begin no later than
September, 2005, with construction schedule Indicating completion in March of
2007.
For more information please contact Mike White at (863)946-1300 or write to; Lake-
port Water Association, Inc. 10055 Red Barnm Road, Moore Haven, FL 33471, or
contactthe Department of Environmental Protection Potable Water Compli-
ance/Enforcement Section at (239)332-6975.
Please share this information with allthe other people who drink this ater, espe-
cially those who may not have received this notice directly (For example people
in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses)
144948 ON 628/2006 CGS 7/6/06



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
OF
EERGLADES AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
FORTH ADOPTION OF THE BUDGETFOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-207
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a public hearing by the Boaid of Supervisors of the
Everglades AgriculturalArea Envronmental ProtectionDisttwilbe heldonFri-
day, July 14, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. (or immediately fdlowlng the Annual Landowners
Meeting) n Commission Chambers, Belle Glade City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Boulevard, West, Belle Glade, Florida 33430.
The purpose of this public hearing is to hear all abjections to the 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 istric
If any person decides to appeal any decision made bythe Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter consideredatthese meetings he/she will need a recordof
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may deed to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings s made, which record includes the testimony
-and evidence upon which the appeal isto be based.
Pursuantto the provisions of the Americans with Disabilties Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability
or physical impairment, should contact he Districts Attorney, Charles F
Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five(5) calendar days priorto 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


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2006 in the City Hal Commission Chambers, 115
West Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda wi be the following requests:
1)A request from Jose M. Carrera in accordance with City Code Section 110-60 ti-
tledRequired findings: Variance" for a variance from the restrictions of the area
and lot requirements standard of City Code Section 110-268 in order to build a
second sinle family dweling in a residential district The property Is located at
341 W. Hali Avenue, A.K.A. Lots 7+8, Block 427, GPOC. Zoning is R-2.
2) A request from Dennis G. Wilson in accordance with City Code Section 110-60
tilled Required findings: Variance' for a variance fom the restrictions of the
permitted uses standard of City Code Secton 110-436 in order to erect a privacy
fence at 620 E. Del Monte Avenue, A.K.A. Lots 17+18, Block 15, GPOC. The
property is zoned R-1A.
3)A request from Michael Pttman in accordance with City Code Section 110-60 ti-
tied Required findings: Valiance" for an exception from the requirements of
minimum lot area and setbacks standard of City Code Section 110-203 to build a
Single Family Residence at 800 E. Royal Palm Avenue, A.K.A. Lots 12 -16, Block
22, GPOC. The property is zoned R-1A.
4)A request from Norman Sutton in accordance with City Code Section 110-61 t-
tled "Specil Excepi' to allow construction of a se-storae unit faciiton a
commercial lot. The property is located on lots 13 16, Block 384, GPOC. The
propertylszoned C.
5)A request from U.S. Sugar Corporation in accordance with Cty Code Section
110-61 tted 'Speclal ExoptUan to allow construction of a hotel In a residential
district. The property is located on lots 33+34, Block 201, GPOC. The property
Is zoned R-1B.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tons of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
July 17,2006 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and Interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disabitty or physical
armentIncluding speech or hearing impairments, should contact the Building
Official'soffice at least three days prior to the hearing.
CITYOF CLEWISTON
TravisReese
Bulding Official
145306CN7/6/06


EVERl ESARINULTRALA EAER IONK EMTALPOTECTIONISTRCT
NOTICE OF
20M
A WUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING
BMAR OF SPERVIOARS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENtoal owners of lands cated witMhnthe boundaries of
the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIS-
TRICTthatpsuato appcale laws, a meeig of the landowners of the EVER-
GLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT win
be held onFday, July 14,20 at900a:0 a.m. In Commisson Chamber, Bele
GladeCi Hall, 10.Martin LutherKing, Jr.Boulevard,WestBeeGlade,
Florida 33430,for the folowingpurposes:
1. Receingannual reportsand tagsch actin wthrespect theretoas te
landowners may determine;
2. Transactingsuchotherbusinessasmayproperlycomebeforethemeeting.
The Board of Supervisors men wil commence immediately thereafter and the
uposof thismeetingsto adoptabudget forfiscalyear20062007 and to
ansactanyand al business that may come beforethe Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors wth
respectto any matter considered atthese heetgs /she win need arecordof
the proceedings, and that for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings made, which record Includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant tothe provisions ofthe Americans with DisabilitesAct, any personrequir-
ing special accommodations to partipae in this meeting, because of a disability
or physical mpairment, should contact the Disltrts Attorney, Charles F.
Schoeh, at 561-655-0620 at lease five (5) calendar days priorto the Meeting.
DATEDthis 29thdayof June, 2006
BY: Charles Schoech, AsstSecretary andCounsel tothe District
144554 CGS 6206 & 7/6/06


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/ .'1M.,li H.mis -on I -- _~ II ,Il, I ,5()0 INCLUDES BOAT f, I ,. a $10,000 BONUS to the
Bran :.SALE PENDING-. N.t-999t AGENT who sells it F ItS I "
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Swoption to hbu Make n appointment today. Mini-Ranch 3Br/2BA 1'24 Ilorse Cluh Avc $ 162,50.S0 ,
City LimitsRoad.226ac Just REDUCED TO $67,390 I 2 ,.* ., .-.I ... ..... I l ," di.rd t lA 50U ,
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& i & Ktilis c urts, wONIj COXMMERCIAL $320.000 1.25 Acres un 445 S. Froudai St & 1.21 Accs on 440 S
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3BR, 1 1/2BA as is CBSTi- ti4BR, $209,900 Elsie Sellers.1239)8227490 EspNaol
$135,000 2BA UniiB 1BAUnit 3 +/- 55acres$25Wac.Glades Co.
2BR, 1 Bf000 Bring all offers.
3BR, 1BA $168,000 2BR, 11/2BACondo(8) Watercress Fnn 15 acres
4BR, 3BA 2 ,Monte $150K PioneerPlantation
$295,00 "vlrQ MOBIXE HOMES -a5--
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4BR, 2BA New Home 3BR/2BA Joshua Blvd sits on more tlan I acre. Features include 3BD/3BA, form
5,00 $115,000 2.23 acres Pioneer $69,900 living and diinig rooms. study. renovated kitchen, new roo
$345.000 and much more. Truly ia one of ia kind" listed for
4BR, 2BA Flaghole .$525,000.00
3BR, 2BA Many Extras $200,000 COMMERCIAL 'ci?.iv PIONEERARILDCA/iAFAGI t
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Luan B. Glenn A. Sarah A.
S' Walker Smith Williams
] Lie. Real Estate
B mkr 8863-983-3508 863-228-6867
863-677-1010
Why Wait To Build? Get It Now! CBS 1)Operating Fish Farm!! Looking for an 1) Hooker's Point 3 Br/2 Ba M/H on 1.
Home, 1,670 sqft. 3bd/2ba/1 car garage, Investmentopportunity?Perhaps anew busi- 1.03 acres!! New Metal roof-over.
located on Texas Ave. Appliance package nessventure?Propertyis 10acres, zoned ag, Listed at $89,900 MLS# 200642005
included, city water and sewage. Ready to with 2 Phases of a 4 Phase operation nearly 2) New Listing!! 4 Br/2 Ba M/H (98
Move In! $165,000.00 completed: Currently, all production is sold Homes of Merit) on 1.25 Acres. Newly
Sweetwater Ave. This property has out as demand exceeds supply. With amar- remodeled Master bath. $139,900 2
many beautiful trees that include wild ket in need of more product, an ideal loca- MLS# 200644944
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake tion and a viable development plan ready to 3) Moore Haven River Gardens. 2
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is an expand, this is a great opportunity for any- lots ready for your new home. Call for
abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres S74.9K one aiming for fantastic returns. MLS# details!!
Get Preconstruction Price 4 available 200645189Call Glenn @ 677-1441 for 4) Montura Ranch Estates We have
3BR/2BA, 1 car garage located on Texas more information many lots from 1.25 acres and up.
Ave., Harlem Subdivision 1673 sq. ft; 2)Montura Ranch Estates An established Priced from 540K and up.
Special Loan package. Lutz Builders and operating Animal Rescue Center. 5) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 acres on 3.
5160K Property is on 3.34 acres of Land. Have your Riviera St. Reduced to $65,000!! MLS#
Rental on North side 3bd/2ba over 2000 home and businessall togetherwith a4bed- 200604536
sqft. living. Recently remodeled. 503 E. room/2 bath mobile home. Must see to 6) Ridgdill Subdivision 2 waterfront
Pasadena $1,500 per month. Short term appreciate!!$274,900 MLS# 200644616 M/H Lots!! Will not last long at $55K
lease ok. 3)nvestment Opportunit 13 Acres of Each!! MLS# 200644619
3 Acres for Lease Only on Hwy. 27. Producing Orange Grovel High and dry with 7) Pioneer Plantation 5 Acres located
miles North of town. $150 per acre per irrigation from ordering canal. Additional on 20th St. Just north of Tampa with
month. acreage available. Listed at $20K per acre. access from Tampa. MLS#
What a Delightful Home! 3bd/2ba home MLS# 200626483 200647060 4.
located on Corona Ave; Would make a 4)La 1i 1lit'Mtlm e in 8) Port Labelle Need a place to build
great starter home, Walking distance from Sunstfl lIs lil r c your dream home? Residential Lot @
shopping. Well kept home. Just reduced Ic,oktt ldl JiA llili lllM L $44,900.00 Call for details.
to 136000.00 20063043 9) Need a breeze from a lake? A
Open House at 205 Corona St 5)Seminole Manor 3 Bedroom/2 Bath 2005 3bd/2 ba with large closets. 5.
July 15, 2006 a.m.- 3 MobleHome walking distancefrom Also a porch viewing a beautiful land-
Clewiston High School and Clewiston escaped yard. Only T39,900.00
Elementary Schools. Reduced to $89,900! 10) Free Mobile Home!! When you
SkY Valley LotS MLS# 200636722 buy this 15 acres of land on Al Don
SFarmin Rd. Property is
New Listing!i 3 br/2 baCBS Home on 1/3 ac fenced cross fenced. Convenient
Now A va liable! in Hooker's Point.. New roof and new paint access to Clewiston and Labelle
inside and out Priced to sell at $207,000 MLS# 200652207
Close by July 14,2006 MLS# 20065046


.A .s lisblaE Espanol
New Listing! YES YOU CAN own
a 2bd/1 ba recently updated
starter home for an unbeliev
able sales price of $74,900.00
A Winding Creek & 2 Ponds
Are only part of the beauty of
this 3bd/2ba mobile home on
10 acres. Of course there's a
one car garage, a 2 vehicle car
port & a 12x1 2 shed. More than
a new home for you @$249,900.
This is a whole new look on life.
Happy Camper
Oak head that are yours and a
pond plus squirrels, raccoons
and deer for neighbors. This
exceptional land is a great place
for weekend camping until you
build your special home. Priced
to put a smile on your face @
$399K MLS# 200611965
New Listingl
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263 Hunting Club $42,000
770 S. Shetland $44,900
735 S. Palm $49,000
530 S. Shetland $52,500
325 N. NogalSt. 1.25 ac. $39,900


Maribel Sam J.
4 Gonzalez Walker

561-722-7347 863-677-1013

Definitely Not Nice, In fact just O .No i1ff ,tri,'.:o
it's a 2 Bd disaster! Fix It Up fOlle f:. ... I
ful I/ ;'M ING
and it may just be livable.
Anverlv V, i buy this Flaghole!!! Oak trees, paved drive-
doublew e in way, 5 fence, & pole barn on 1 acre
dollbleHwid le home in lot. Almost forgot the beautiful
Seminole rl Lr not much remodeled mobile home! Listed '-
more than the lot value at $162,500.00
$39.9K You won't want to miss out on a
deal like this! 2003 4bd/2ba dou-
Why Pay, high space rents blewide on 2.16 acres. Property fea-
tures a second mobile home, large
when you can own the land teel building and storage sheds.
with a 3Bi AlflJh double- $225,000.00
wide with I l r a double Pioneer Plantatign
carport, paii, and shed in 420 Union Ave. 2.5 Acres 572.9K
Easy Life subdivision It's 4150 Pioneer 17th St. 2.5 Ac $65K
gog tosell fas at $79;900. 5205 Pioneer 22nd St. 5 Ac $130K
going to sell fast at $79,900.
The Best 1.41 acre lake front lot in
Looking for vacant land? Montura 105 Pinelake Ave. Call for
Well bring your horses showing 577,900.00
because I've got 1.25 acres Located in Central ClewistonThis
tracts available now in well maintained 2bd/2ba home is
Montura Ranch Estates. Give -perfect for the 1st home buyer or
ra a stnvestment property. Priced at
me a call today! $139,900.00 this new listing will
not last long!
Are you looking for peac New Listing n
and quiet? Well I've got a 2,24o:.ni r.,-cfl nr l,:,e: located
bedroom 2bath doublewide in ciP ,rRl ,lll| review
Estate -; ,,,l l I)') Call
that sits on 1.25 acres in for showing.
Montura Ranch Estates and is
very secluded. Only Vacant 'Land in' Harlem! .19 acres
$140,000.00
$140,000.00


Cathy S. 3 Ashley i Enrique Jerry W. Charles
Garcia P. Wood Acosta mith H Kehm

863228-498 863-228-1132 S 561-261-3444 305-968-2242
:32J 305-968-2242
Very spacious 2001 manufactured New Listing MONTURA! 740 S. Reduced Again! 3BD/2BA Nice Morfttra Ranch Estates Want to Own a Business? Check
home on the lake, has all the, room you Hacienda; 1997 4bd/2ba Palm Harbor Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C, 2,5 Acres in Montura $85K this Out! Established commer-
are looking for. This 3bd 2ba home has MH, 6' fence, beautiful lot and trees, Horseshoe Ac. @ $119,000 5 Acres in Pioneer, potential for cial upholstery business and
severalwalk-inclosetsandaverylargeliv- detachedcarportand shed, immacu- Don't Let This One Slip Away! great home site $165K property $250K
erg/dining area. This home is being late Offered @$144,900.00 priced 2bad/lba on huge lots In Horseshoe 2.5 Acres, 3bd/2ba mobile home, Own a Piece of Paradise!
ing/dining area. This home is being sell. MLS# 200650349 Acres. Bring all offers. Seller fenced, Montura Ranches $165K Beautiful building lot/invest-
I 1,0Motivated $165K
offered at $1 24,900. c ". s, 6,Looking for a charming deal on thel
Oak Trees Une The Drivewayl 3bd/2ba North side of Clewiston? Look no New Listingl 3bd/2ba split floor 1.25 acres in Montura Ranch meant property in Port LaBelle
MH w/ full open deck on front to slt in you further Thls2/1 home boasts ofchar- 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 acter from the moment you step garage, well maintained $224.9K 3/2 Brick home, pool, new roof, Sale
Flaghole Home has tile & hardwood floors Inside. Hardwood floors throughout New Listing! 5bd/3ba, 2 AC units, 2 new fencing, Location makes this New Listing! 3bd.'2ba CBS
throu ho. tRly re od sft and a great layout just add to the water heaters, split floor plan, new listing a "Must See"! $305K hrm'r, lrl'
throughout. Recently remodeled, 5ft charm. This gem is a great starter tile throughout home, freshly paint- re rs lnt/llY Nl.,
fence around property, and pole barn In home or investment opportunity and is ed, working chimney, great screen 5 wooded acres in Pioneer h-el,~ ii i Lwll
back yard. Get your hands on this beauty located In a great neighborhood @ patio, new roof, too many extras to lan|r5 oiac i .jj king t -225,000.
for $,162,500, $139,900.00. MLS# 200638721 name! A must see! $549,900 $la1491 Got Land? Looking for development Ready tomovein!3bd/2baman Residential Listing on exclu-
Come See This Little Piece Of Heaven In FLAGHOLE! This home is all country land? 28 acs. in LaBelle Ranchettes factured home in! 3bd/2ba manu- Residential Listing on xclu- 1
The Country! CBS House on 5 acres in living on the outside and nothing but Priced to sell fast @ $34K per acre $79.9factured home Moore haven sive 3bd/ba
Flaghole 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, city on the inside! This 1984 3/2 Need Some Space? Spacious 99,000 owner t i / available
screened Lanai, 960 sq, ft. garage, loaded Fleetwood DWMH has been completely 4bd/2ba doublewide MH in Montura. Conta-t inse tr d1 r i0 & show: lO
with Oak trees Reduced to $399,000 renovatedyou'llth ou'vestepped Split floor plan living room, family MH on 1.25 acres in Montura
this one of a CBS home Throws on thefact room, too many extras! Hurry, won't $118,900 ing. C
Gone h w is acres wit its own private pond and last! Motivated Seller! Only S159K Reduced! Moore Haven 3bd/2ba, Back On The Market! 3 bed-
Gone i 'lMr ] ?rl Er ;rloh d acres with its own private, pond and
e l l 'ne lot r you can't ask for more! A great home Looking for a weekend get away or CBS house $200,000.00 roomni o
adla i brand at a great price -we've priced right to starter home? 2bd/2ba single wide New Listin 1995 Homes of Merit Coroi .L
",e. I;.m9iI 55K sell. Offered at $179,900. Call today MH in Montura RanchEstates fenced fence, above round pool, erty
for your appointment!!! MLS and on paved road. Only $84.9K lots of storage, and metal roof, of shopping I 3 ur,
JUST REDUCED!" Absolutely Gorgeous 200640508 New Listing' Secluded well maintain Neat & clean. $135,900.00
2004 Homes o 1 fll' a brand new 1995 U1 lf'.I "loor 2.5 acres in Pioneer $70K Cortmercial Property R
condition. Thstlll ome with fami- e onl 5 plar Ur New commercial lot listing in
ly room has a U sq ft. and has n e 5 acres in LaDeca $125K Clewiston $89.990.00
great view o'tI -d,,r ThiS home is s svy lace i Tn o a ca I l24 9a00 00
beingoffered for $1 32,500.


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A New Home at an
Affordable Price!
670 sqft.CBS Home.
)d/2ba/1 car garage
cated on Texas Ave.
ity water & sewage.
Appliance package
included.


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grr l ,24-100
l1v 6 ]16t0-0577
FORD TEMPO '93 run good
4 di 3, ul,). must tol" 'rul0
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LINCOLN MARK VII '92 1i
VB a1utO IC, f iTiilet- i'ilJ
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LINCOLN TOWN CAR '88- 67K
miles, needs a little TLC,
asking $1200
(863)467-2131
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME
1999, Very good condition.
57K+ mis. $4,800.
(863)983-7997 Clewiston.
SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
(863)675-7878
SATURN 1994, Red, Cold NC,
Stereo, Stick. Great on gas.
$1900. (863)983-7211 Cle-
wiston.
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $350. or best.offer.
(863)673-6266
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Needs
Rack, Pinnion & R.F. Strut.
$1000. 863-467-5401 or
772-359-2923
TOYOTA CELICA 1987, Stick,
Blue, Cold A/C, Stereo. Great
on gas. $700. (863)983-7211
Clewiston.

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car? Look In the classl-
leds.


AUTO WANTED:
Losing i0 buy Anlquel'-,.r
(954)5612. 2,;



FORD BRONCO 93 4.4
,f010 lr c5I rlt r will IrI.
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F350 DUMP TRUCK '88- good
running 7.3 diesel, good
tires, needs clutch, $995 neg
(561)633-1371


COIL SPRINGS- 3, For Dodge
3/4 TON '2004 & up. $150.
or will separate.
(863)634-3070
RANCH HAND FT.BUMPER
w/12k lb. winch. Will fit'99 to
'04 Ford F250/F350. $1200 or
best offer. 863-634-7318
SUPER SWAMPERS (4) SSR
radials. 33"x12.5" on 15" rims.
Off road only. Good cond.
$395. (561)996-7069 .
TRANSMISSION- Turbo 700,
rebuilt with-rebuilt converter.
$350. or best offer.
(863)467-8856


FORD F150 '83, Topper,
straight six, good tires, no
spark. $200 (863)357-3244


CHEVY 1500- 8i Eli cao
ufls good. Cold A,;C
215'i0 t(.j-675.0107 or
7'86 "55-8096 LjBille
DODGE 150 93. iunis greaj
tlni..r Iramrri, will riol ltun i
Ine riqni $50i1: ljiais
636j)673-1822
FORD 86, V8 1 ion rear end.
tltl tl0d g135S lei- rrs great
snape. Runs greji $800
(561)876-6469
ISUZU- '84, Diesel, 5 spd, 50
MPG. Runs good. $2000.
(863)357-3981
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1500 or best
offer. (561)633-1371
When doing those chore
Is doing you In, It's tinh
to look for a heldpr In
the cassilleds.


FORD EXPEDITION '99- black,
Ithr int, loaded, new tires, up-
graded sound system $9000
neg (863)801-4196
GMC SUBURBAN '94, Fair
shape, blown head gasket.
$1000 (863)467-0139 leave
message.
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
the classfleds


CHEVY CONV VAN 92- 43V6,
nice van, $900
(863)675-0077


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.:2005-CA-231
GIASH AHMED,
Plaintiff
VS.
MOHAMMED A. SALIQUE, a married
man, ALTAF SADIK, ABDUL BASR and
SUSAN MERCEDES,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
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YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action
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You are required to serve a copy of your
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Plaintiff's attorney, whose name and
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As Deputy Clerk
144327 CGS 6/29:7/6,13,20


IN THE ClfdiIH COURT OF Ifli
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCIIF IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO CP 06-37
IrRE EVAiFEOf
LEDLAJACOUELINE C(LSE

AMENDED NOTCE 1O CREDITORS
Irr d ldn';iniIl.jiH i' I' ir, r .l' ,l I L ',IIj
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which 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
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Personal Representatives:
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1904 Hidden Valley Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
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1504 Isabel Court
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
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Attorney at Law
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CASE NO CPDL 32
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AMENDED NOTICE 10 CREDITORS
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Personal Representatives:
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1504 Isabel Court
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
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CASE NO 05-480A
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
5/26/06, and entered in Case No.
05-48CA of the Circuit Court, of the
Twentieth Judicial Circuit, in and for
Glades County, Florida, wherein
SPORTSMAN VILLAGE CONDOMIN-
IUM ASSOCIATION, INC. is Plaintiff,
and DENNIS D'ANGELO; DOMINICK
D'ANGELO and NICHOLAS D'ANGELO
are Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at 500
Ave. J, Glades County, Florida at 11:00
a.m. on the 20th day of July, 2006 the
following described property as set
forth In said Final Judgment, to wit
Unit 211, SPORTSMAN VILLAGE CON-
DOMINIUM, according to the Declara-
tion of Condominium thereof recorded
in Official Records Book 98, Page 416,
and Condominium Plat Book i, Page
1, all of the public records of Glades
County, Florida, together with all ap-
purtenances thereto appertaining and
specified in said Condominium Dec-
laration.
DATED this 28th day of June, 2006.
Joe Flint, Clerk
Circuit Court
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Deputy Clerk
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Fish monitoring goes high tech


With thrumming, bullfrog-like
vibrations, male silver trout eagerly
advertise their readiness for father-
hood in the St. Lucie Inlet and sur-
rounding waters.
New technology is poised to
bring those sounds and others
from the underwater world to
more than the fishes' potential
mates and neighbors.
Scientists with the South Flori-
daWater Management District and
the Florida Oceanographic Society
are conducting a pilot study using
a passive sonar acoustic system to
monitor fish throughout their tidal,
lunar and seasonal cycles. The sys-
tem uses an underwater micro-
phone, or hydrophonee," to pick
up sound communication of fish,
along with high resolution sonar
to identify fish species, abun-
dance, and size.
"The same technology could
be used in freshwater as well, so
any body of water could be moni-
tored," said Dan Haunert, District
project manager and lead scien-
tist.
From-the observatory site on
Hell's Gate Point above the mouth
of the St. Lucie River, scientists can


monitor silver trout during their
annual spawnings, and other fish
including the common snook,
Atlantic croaker, spotted seatrout,
black drum and silver perch. A sur-
face camera to pick up visual fish
activity is also part of the study.
The change from labor-inten-
sive hand-sampling techniques
will be less stressful for the fish,
and produce more accurate
results for scientists, said Patti
Sime, a senior environmental sci-
entistwith the District.
At least 800 species of fish gen-
erate sound to communicate with
others of their kind. Since many
ecologically and recreationally
important fish produce sounds
during social interaction and
spawning, acoustic monitoring
will give scientists a better under-
standing of population dynamics.
In the St. Lucie Estuary and sur-
rounding waters, information col-
lected will be used by scientists in
an interagency, interdisciplinary
effort to evaluate the health and
habits of local species. That infor-
mation will guide the restoration
of native habitats.
"As restoration projects are


brought online, our assessments
will help us to interpret environ-
mental responses as they take
place in the ecosystem," said Ms.
Sime.
Dr. Grant Gilmore, with Estuar-
ine, Coastal and Ocean Science,
Inc., is the project's principal inves-
tigator in a study bringing together
resources and scientists from five
state and federal agencies. Investi-
gators are able to participate on-
site or pick up data from remote
locations. Gilmore has spent the
past 35 years studying the Indian
River Lagoon and its tributaries as
a research scientist specializing in
fish ecology. He has been actively
involved in developing state-of-
the-art technologies and
approaches for studying fish.
The National Oceanographic
and Atmospheric Administration,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission and Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection are also participating in
the study.
"The equipment at the obser-
vatory site allows us to 'listen in',
and we're now picking up sounds
indicating spawning activity of the


silver seatrout," said Mr. Haunert.
"These sophisticated systems are
giving us much more information,
faster, and for much less cost."
A similar population study is
under way in the Caloosahatchee
Estuary where hydrophones mon-
itor bull sharks and sawtooth saw-
fish. That study is being conducted
by Mote Marine Laboratory, also in
partnership with the District.
If the new monitoring method
proves to be as effective financially
as it is scientifically, it could be
used throughout the Central and
South Florida area.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional, gov-
ernmental agency that oversees
the water resources in the south-
ern half of the state 16 counties
from Orlando to the Keys. It is the
oldest anid largest of the state's five
water management districts. The
agency mission is to manage and
protect water resources of the
region by balancing and improv-
ing water quality, flood control,
natural systems and water supply.
A key initiative is the cleanup and
restoration of the Everglades.


FWC to host conservation conference


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission is
hosting the annual Association
for Conservation Information
Conference in Orlando, July 16-
20. Under the theme, The Legacy
and the Challenge, the Commis-
sion has put together an exciting
agenda to benefit professionals
in the conservation communica-


tions field. We'll also offer a
unique slate of field trips.
Keynote speaker is Richard
Louv, author of Last Child in the
Woods: Saving Our Children
from Nature-Deficit Disorder"
among other books. He's a
dynamic speaker who has
appeared on NPR's Fresh Air, The
Morning show on CBS, Good


Morning America, Today, Bill
Moyers' Listening to America,
Talk of the Nation, PBS News
Hour with Jim Lehrer, CBS
Evening News, NBC Nightly
News and many other programs
and print media.
Registration is only $250 for
the whole conference. If you'd
like to sit in on just one day of ses-


sions, it's a mere $100. Session
topics include: Dealing with
news media, mobilizing volun-
teers, effective marketing, publi-
cations and much more.
Visit www.ACI-2006.com to
find out more or to register. Call
1-888-354-1356 or visit
stay@sheratonsafari.com to
make your hotel reservation.


Nature Conservancy


honored by Disney


SALTAMONTE SPRINGS The
Nature Conservancy has been
selected by the Disney Wildlife
Conservation Fund (DWCF) for a
$14,500 award for its work with
Florida scrub-jays. Specifically,
the DWCF funds will go toward
Jay Watch, a summer monitoring
program performed by trained
citizen scientists that has helped
with management of this threat-
ened Florida bird. The volunteers
record data of scrub-jay families
at various oak scrub habitats
throughout central Florida.
Destruction and degradation of
habitat has pushed the Florida
scrub-jay toward extinction.
The Nature Conservancy's
program was selected from more
than 240 applications reviewed by
scientists, veterinarians and other
animal experts.
The organizations, ranging
from large nationall groups to
small community efforts from
Africa to Florida, in total received
$1.4 million in awards, bringing
the DWCF total to more than $10
million in conservation projects
supported.
"The ability.to enable such
important work to protect wildlife
and wild places is a key compo-
nent of Disney's mission,"
according to Jerry Montgomery,
Sr. Vice President of Public Affairs,
Walt Disney World.
Montgomery oversees the
DWCF program through Disney's
office of conservation initiatives.
He said the programs chosen
demonstrate solid science,
engage local communities, and


Urban fish management areas are sweet spots for anglers


Whether it's during a leisurely
weekend fishing trip or a quick
lunch-hour getaway, dropping a
line in one of South Florida's fish
management areas is a sure way
to hook plenty of bass. Bass took
the bait in management areas in
Palm Beach, Broward and
Miami-Dade counties three
times more than the average
elsewhere inthe state, according-
to a recent creel survey.
"Both expert and. novice
anglers looking for bass should
visit Okeeheelee, Tropical and
Plantation fish management
areas," said FWC South Region
freshwater fisheries administrator
Jon Fury. "They are convenient set-
tings with good shoreline access
that are teeming with bass."
Since all bass caught in the
management areas must be
released, they are also good places
to learn careful handling of fish
and catch-and-release techniques.
FWC freshwater fisheries biolo-
gists gathered the information by
surveying anglers between
December 2005 and May 2006.
The survey showed that anglers
spent an average of one third (34
percent) of their fishing time tar-
geting'bass. The average catch rate
from the survey was 0.8 bass per


hour or, one bass caught for every
hour-and-a-quarter spent fishing.
Experienced bass anglers can
average much higher, but this sta-
tistic is still three times.better than
the statewide average of 0.25 bass
per hour, or one bass caught for
every four hours fishing.
During electrofish sampling on
the sites in January, the average
bass capture rate was 2.0 bass per
minute four times the statewide
electrofishing average of 0.5 bass
per minute.
"We've seen some large bass
caught in these areas, but they
offer more in the way of num-
bers than size," Fury said. "That
means that even beginning
anglers have an excellent chance
of landing a bass."
For more experienced anglers,
catching lots of bass on light or
ultralight tackle offers a lot of fun.
Fisheries biologists recommend
lures such as smaller (4- 6-inch)
plastic worms in black or motor oil
Colors, floating-dive minnow imi-
tations such as Rapalas in gold or
silver and /4-oz. or smaller spin-
nerbaits with silver or gold blades.
The good shoreline access also
makes the management areas
great places where fly-rodders can
cast with plenty of room. Good


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flies include nearly any small
streamer. For calm water, smaller
popping bugs and muddler min-
nows can be extremely effective.
Here are a few more tips from
FWC biologists for each manage-
ment area:
Okeeheelee The 157-acre
lake in Palm Beach County offers
an abundance of smaller bass.
Only 25 percent of the bass collect-
ed by electro-fishing were 10 inch-
es or larger. However, anglers have
reported fish up to 10 pounds.
Anywhere along the lake is good,
but the bass seem to prefer the
many spikerush or bulrush stands
available. There are large schools
Sof brook silverside minnows in the
lake, so anglers should keep their
eyes open for the splashes bf bass
feeding on these fish out in open
water. A quick, accurate cast with
a minnow imitation into the mid-
dle of the feeding frenzy almost
guarantees a strike. There is a boat
ramp in excellent condition avail-
able (as well as boat rentals), but
gasoline motors are not allowed.
This makes the lake a quiet spot
for those who like to fish from
carioe or kayak.
Plantation Heritage -This six-
acre lake in Broward County is
especially clear, and anglers report


difficulty sneaking up on the bass,
so a cautious approach is advised.
However, this site has more bass
per acre than any of the other
management area, with an elec-
tro-fishing rate of 3.5 fish per
Minute. Fifty-four percent of the
bass here are 10 inches or larger
with bass over seven pounds
reported by anglers. Bass are most
likely to be found near the cattail
stands around the lake and the
lotus along the southeast shore-
line, but they also like to cruise off
the shallow shelf which runs along
the southwest shoreline.
Tropical The 12-acre lake in
Miami-Dade County is deeper than
the other sites, and bass like to
patrol the steep drop-off shoreline
of the central "fishing island" in the
southern half of the lake. Other
good spots include the riprap on
either side of the vegetation
enhancement site adjoining the
"fishing island" and cattail stands
found throughout the lake. Thirty-
one percent of bass are 10 inches
or longer, and this lake historically
has offered the widest range of
sizes and the best chance to catch
a lunker (fish to nearly nine
pounds documented).
Anglers should be aware the
following special regulations are in


place at the management areas:
All largemouth bass must be
released immediately
Channel catfish daily bag
limit: 6
Panfish daily bag limit: 20
Bluegill and redear sunfish
less than 8 inches in total length
must be released immediately
At Okeeheelee, gasoline
motors may not be used on boats.
A fishing license is required
for residents from 16 to 64 years of
age and for nonresidents 16 or
older to fish by any method,
including cane poles, on a fish
management area.
More information about each
FMA, including directions and a
lake map, is available online at
http://floridafisheries.com/fma/ind
ex.html#s.


measure the impact being made
to protect the environment.
"We also appreciate the fact
that many of our guests who visit
Walt Disney World Resort and Dis-
ney Cruise Line contribute to
DWCF, showing their own per-
sonal commitment to conserva-
tion," he said. Disney pays all
overhead costs' of the program
and Disney's corporate outreach
program supplements DWCF
awards. For a complete list of Dis-
ney Wildlife Conservation proj-
ects visit www.disneywildlife-
fund.com.
"Jay Watch is a great way for
people to get involved in conser-
vation and learn about the Florida
scrub. We are so grateful to the
Disney Wildlife Conservation
Fund for supporting this impor-
tant project," said Tricia Martin,
The Nature Conservancy's Lake
Wales Ridge Program director.


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