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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: September 14, 2006
Publication Date: 1928-
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ServingAmerica's Sweetest Town since 192
umber 15 Thursday, Sept


News

ember 14,502006
-ember 14, 2006


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Democratic
committee meets
The monthly meeting of the
Hendry County Democratic
Executive Committee will be
held on Thursday, Sept. 21, at
the Clock Restaurant at 6:30
p.m. All Democrats are wel-
come to attend.

Gun Safety
class continues
Sheriff Ronnie liee
announces that gun safety
classes for people wishing to
use the Hendry Countn Sher-
iff's Office Gun Range will con-
tinue it, b'- held each Saturday
morrrino dur'ri the month of
Septmrlber T\\o classes \\ ill be
held each Satuidav at Ihe Gun
Range uillhc The first class of
the day will begin at 8:30 a.m.
with a second class to follow at
10 1 m Fp'fnr the class is $5
A-ll pet sons must crlomnplete the
clciss pIlor It, using ihe range

Amateur Radio
meetings planned
The LaBelle Amateur Radio
Association resumed monthly
rieetirigs at 7 p m. on Sept 5,
at the Herdrj LaBelle Recre-
ati'al n (-lfi('- building at .10 \\.
-hi-bo\v \\i\, LaBelle. The
Club meets on the First Tuesday
ol eachn month at 7 p m. Ani
one interested in amateur
radio is invited to attend. Emer-
genc communication is a ital
pail in responding to Hurri-
canes and other hazardous
events. The LaBelle Amateur
Radio Association provides
emergency: communication
via iarateut radio w%%hen other
Iornis ol communication are
Sunavailable and as a backup.
For luither details call Ron Zim-
in-ril, KE-IPFG at i 8631 i675-


Homeowners
association meets
Pioneer Homeowners
.-so>:jLatijon and Neighbor.
Iood \\;Wtch rmeetirn \\ill be
held e\er\ second Monday of
Ihe ronih at 7 p.m. at the Pio,
never CL:mmrnunit\ C'enter.
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Opinion .... . .4
School .. .. .:. ....9 .
Obituaries ...........2
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Murder questions unanswered


Suspect pleads
'not guilty'

By Ideybis Gonzalez and
Jose Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON A month after a
triple murder shocked the com-
munity, few answers are available
and many questions still linger in
the case.
Three members of the Whitak-
er family were found dead last


month in their
Clewiston
home in what
officials say -
appears to be a 'r
homicide moti-
vated by rob-
bery. Only a
single person
remains who
may be able to Ruby
provide Parker
answers -
Ruby Yolande Parker.
Parker, 31, surprised


Whitaker family this week by sub-
mitting a plea of "not guilty," dur-
ing her arraignment on Monday.
4y Parker, who is still in jail without
bond, is represented by a court-
appointed public defender.
S Parker faces three counts of
second degree murder for her
Alleged involvement in the case, a
charge that carries a maximum
punish iment of life in prison.
Of the live people believed to
have been at the Whitaker home
on the night of the murders, Parker
the is the only one still alive. A second


Special viewing: Clewiston on track for opening


suspect, Richard Harry Harker, 35,
reportedly killed himself after law
enforcement authorities caught up
with him when he attempted to
flee in the Whitaker family's black
pick-up truck. According to the
sheriff's office report, Harker put a
bullet in his head when he was
cornered.
The Medical Examiner's office
has not yet released findings on
the official cause of death for the
three murder victims.
The Whitaker family has buried
their three family members: Joey


Whitaker, 52, his wife Carolyn, 53,
and her mother, Myrtle Lee Cox,
80, who lived with them.
The community has gathered
around the family and shown
tremendous support for them,:
said Joy Cardenas, daughter and
granddaughter of the victims,
offering help both financially and
emotionally.
Harker, who family members
believe may have orchestrated the
killings, was cremated.
See Suspects Page 12


Area indigent



deaths go up



in the county


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON After more
than 12 indigent burials this
year, more than in any year in
recent memory, the Hendry
County Board of Commission-
ers granted the rarely men-
tioned indigent burial budget
an increase.
The commissioners
reviewed the item at their Sept.
12 meeting before giving the
go-ahead to dedicate thou-
sands more to ensuring that all
indigent deaths are handled.
The requestedd item was
from the D-eparrtent of Social
Services, the agency that over-


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This exhibit area in the Clewiston Museum is for World War II and the British Royal Air
Force Cadets who trained in Clewiston.

Museum plans grand opening


CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton Museum is finally near the
culmination of their New Clewis-
ton Museum Project, which.
began over five years ago. The
grand opening for the new facility'
located at 109 Central Avenue, is
set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept
21. '
Judge Nelson Bailey, a Florida
Clacker Storyteller, will he the
guest speaker for the event The
event is by "invitation only" due


to the seating constraints of the
Museum's theater. Those invita-
tions were extended to the
Friends of the Museum, a group
that has financially and otherwise
supported the project
The new\ museum \ ill learule
an exhibit hall containing 16 arti-
Tact display cases and accorlpa-
n, ing \ all panels that tell the his-
tory of Clewision The piojiect
began \\ith the purclhasE r:l he
building, the original part of


which was constructed in 1928
for the Clewiston News, and then
was followed by the develop-
ment phase where an architect
re-designed the building as a joint
facility for the Clewiston Museum
and the Clewiston Chamber of.
Commerce. This was followed
by the construction phase where
approximately t'., III)11 was
raised from local sources over a
See Museum -Page 12


sees indigent burials for
Hendry County..
Social Services Director Jim
Coddington explained ,the
request.
According to Mr. Codding-
ton, while the county normally
budgets for a maximum of ten
indigent burials each year, the
agency is seeing an increase
this year, with 12 to 14 cases
reported, in 2006 already. With
a few more months left before
the year is done, he expects a
need for additional funding in
the nr-ar-future.
M! ._,-,dirtoui r,,questc,.
an additional :i_:00 lit his reg-
See Indigents Page 12


The Bonita Bay


project still on


for construction


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON Months
after the project was first
unveiled, the Bonita Bay Group
and the City of-Clewiston con-
tinue working together to make
development plans a reality for
what is unmistakably one of
the largest projects in the city
today.
The Bonita Bay Group has
proposed rezoning a 120-acre
parcel property located along
the south side of U.S. 27, near
!


the city's western boundary.
,The parcel, the plans for
which call for a mix of residen-
tial and commercial uses,
including 400 single-family and
multi-family homes, promises
to be a major boon to the hous-
ing market in Clewiston.
Besides promising hun-
dreds of new homes, represen-
tatives with the project say that
many more amenities will be
featured in the finished prod-
uct. A 75,000 square foot, 100-
See Bonita Page 12


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston Ne\ws
CLEWISTON Two drivers
sustained minor injuries after a
crash on Ii S. 27 last week in
Clewiston.
According to a press release
from the Florida Highway
Patrol, one of the drivers
involved \\as issued a citation
for careless driving and charged:
\\ilh causing the accident.
The incident happened
shortly after 2 p.m. on Aug. 5.
Michael Lee Oliphant, travel-
ing rorth on U.S. 27, \ as slo\w-
ing down to make a right turn,
when a second vehicle came
up behind him and struck lthe
rear of his 1992 Chevyv. Mr.
Oliphant's vehicle seemed to
lose control forn the force of
the crash and traveled onto a,


nearby median before coming
to a rest on top of a stop sign
He was reportedly\ wearing a
seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Officials with FHP say the
second driver, Jessica Marie
Rosen, failed to slow down
while Mr. Oliphant prepared to
make a right turn.
Ms. Rosen lost control of her
vehicle just after the crash, trav-
eling off the road and into a
wooden, power pole: She:was
not wearing her seatbelt.
Both were taken to Hendry
Regional Hospital, .\ hei e the\
were treated for'only minor
injuiies sustained in the acci-
dent
Alter speaking tlo \\ inessts
and getting statements fhnom
both drivers, Ms Rosen w\as
ticketed for he role in the
crash.


iN/lunrlsine Brown
The occupants of the vehicles involved in last week's accident only suffered minor injuries
from the impact.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, September 14, 2006


Beware of the storms in your head Births


The storm is a-brewing and it is
not in the Caribbean; it is in your
head. That storm has caused our
thoughts to blow wildly in every
direction and they become a
vicious cycle that plays havoc with
our head, homes and our families.
Ilave you ever lost your wallet
and began searching for it in a
frenzy?
You know this feeling of not
being in control and running
around. The frenzy started before
you lost your wallet. The frenzy is
the reason you lost your wallet in
the first place. That frenzy is the
storm in your head. My goal is to
teach you how to calm this storm
before-it destroys your life and
home.
I can give you all the tools to
calm the storm on the outside but
if you have not controlled your
thoughts you are not going to feel
the peace that comes with your
'routines. In fact, you may even
sabotage that peace because it
feels so strange. After all we have
prided ourselves in being able to
juggle many balls at one time. This
is not virtue; it is a cover up so that
no one will really know what is
going on inside your head. You
think this makes you look organ-
ized when really it is only making
you look like you have it all togeth-


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The
Flylady

by Maria .
Cilley


er so no one will question you.
That storm that is going on in
our brains is fueled with self-
doubt, perfectionism, guilt, mar-
tyrdom and shame. We are not
prepared to deal with this storm
so we ignore it. In fact it feels nor-
mal to us. We have always been
this way. We have pushed and
pushed trying to do more and
more and all we ever do is get fur-
ther behind and racing to catch
up. We have to stop the race and
off of the track to be able to see
what we are going to ourselves.
Back to that wallet being lost;
that frenzy we are in causes us to
make many mistakes. It is only
after we stop ourselves that we are
able to find it right in front of our
own eyes. We had been overlook-
ing it because when that frenzy
takes over our heads we lose our
senses. We can't think, we don't


see, we are not listening and we
are on guard that no one knows
this is happening to us. It is our
perfectionism once again but this
was happening before you lost the
wallet.
When I start feeling this way I
have learned to recognize it pretty
fast. I have my routines in place to
prevent this from happening to
me. Occasionally this feeling will
come up. Now when I am feeling
like I don't know what to do next. I
stop all that I am doing and spend
5 minutes making a plan. It is
when I am not prepared that this
feeling happens. I take those 5
short minutes and take my foot off
my accelerator and quit fueling
the storm. When you remove the-
fuel the storm or fire will go out.
Hey, we can think straight instead
of a vicious cycle of swirling
thoughts.
I want you to begin to experi-
ence moments of calm so that
when you are in a frenzy, you will
know how to get back to that
moment and use it to quiet the
raging winds and waves that are
causing you to lose your mind. Be
still and the peace will come.
Quiet your mind by sitting down.
The more you get in a hurry the
worse the feeling is going to be.
Slow down and set a priority to


what has to be done. Do one thing
at a time! Not 15 things. You can
do this.
We have to get back to why
you are in this frenzy in the first
place though. Establishing simple
routines is going to help you be
prepared for the storm when it
does come. Find your QUIET
place! Take a time out for you to
calm yourself and focus on what
needs to be done next, not the 15
things that are spinning in your
brain. This is what you do with
your quiet time; prioritize those 15
things on a piece of paper, and
then you have a plan. Start with
first things first and move down
your list. The five minutes you
spend in your quiet place will
calm this storm and give you the
tools to stop the wind from blow-
ing to the land of CHAOS and
Frenzy.
Are you ready to FLY with a
plan for preparedness in any
storm of life?
For more help getting rid of
your CHAOS; check out her Web
site and join her free mentoring
group at www.FlyLady.net or her
book, "Sink Reflections," pub-
lished by Bantam and her new
book, Body Clutter. Copyright 200,
Maria Cilley; Used by permission
in this publication.


Eat more foods that are rich in calcium


Submitted photo/Sarah Williams
Jeffrey Edward Jacobs
Jeffrey Edward Jacobs AAg. 5, 2006 at Gulf Coast Hospi-
Jeffrey Kyle and Denise Marie tal. He weighed 7 pounds, 1.9
Jacobs of Clewiston are proud to atoue and was 21.5 inches long
announce the birth of their first His maternal grandparents are
child; a son, Jeffrey Edward Edward and Kathy Williams. His
Jacobs. paternal grandparents are Terry
Jeffrey was born on Saturday, and the late Sandy Williams.


The biggest factor in prevention
of osteoporosis is, of course, a cal-
cium-rich diet. Milk products,
grains, fresh fruits and vegetables
all contain some level of calcium
with dairy being the kingpin of cal-
cium. The issue of eating a diet rich
in calcium is absorption and while
supplements are helpful, food is
best.
But if you are looking at getting
a supplement, the best supple-
mental calcium to buy will have
magnesium in it, with a 3-to- 1 ratio
of calcium to magnesium for opti-
mal absorption.
But back to food. Oxalic acid,
present in such healthy foods such
as spinach and oatmeal, actually
blocks calcium absorption. And
even though these foods them-
selves are rich in calcium, the avail-
ability of that calcium isn't viable
because of the presence of oxalic
acid. That doesn't mean spinach
and oatmeal should be stricken
from our diets we just need to
understand that the calcium we
THINK we're getting from these
sources are severely limited
because of the oxalic acid (and we


j The Dinner
-. Diva


by
.. i Leanne
Ely


shouldn't eat too much of them,
either). Chocolate's also rather
high in oxalic acid not that any-
one may have been looking to
chocolate to fulfill her calcium
requirements!
Another way we lose out on cal-
cium absorption is through con-
sumption of carbonated bever-
ages. Phosphorus, which is
naturally present in any drink with
carbonation, hinders absorption of
calcium as well. It may not be nec-
essary to completely abstain from
all soda drinking, but it is a good
idea to limit the amount consumed
and certainly to not drink it daily.
In the past fewyears, it has been
brought to light that weight- bear-


ing exercise helps with calcium
absorption. For so long, so many
women have relied heavily on aer-
obics or walking to be their sole
exercise, but that doesn't cut it as
far as bone health is concerned.
The very act of lifting weights is
what strengthens the bones it
isn't just exercise itself.
Here are some fun ways to
sneak calcium into your diet:
Sesame seeds have 60 mil-
ligrams of calcium per ounce, and
sunflower seeds have 33 mil-
ligrams. Top your salads liberally
with these calcium-rich seeds.
Powdered milk is full of calcium
and a great way to get a creamy
soup without the fat. Use broth as
the liquid base for the soup, and
simply add as much powdered
milk as you like to achieve creami-
ness.
Oranges, broccoli and tofu all
have surprisingly higher levels of
calcium and should be considered
great snacks.
Turnip greens, kale and collard
greens are also very good in the
calcium department.
Here is a calcium-rich smoothie


recipe to get your morning start-
ed-
Basic Smoothie, serves 1
2 ounces silkened tofu or yogurt
1 ripe banana, frozen
1/4 cup berries (your choice),
frozen
1 heaping scoop protein pow-
der (choose one that is rich in calci-
um)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup orange juice
Put everything in a blender and
LET'ER RIP!
Per serving: 216 calories; 4g
total fat; 7g protein; 41g carbohy-
drate; 2mg cholesterol; 12mg sodi-
um food exchanges: 0 grain
(starch); 1/2 lean meat; 0 veg-
etable; 2 1/2 fruit; 0 fat; 0 other car-
bohydrates.

For more help putting dinner on
your table check out her Web site:
"www.SavingDinner.com" or her
Saving Dinner Book series pub-
lished by Ballantine and her new
book Body Clutter. Copyright 2006;
Leanne Ely Used by permission in
this publication.


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Obituaries


Maloy of Moore Haven and Dar-
lene Sherrod of Morgan City, La.
Sommer is a senior at the Uni-
versity of Florida majoring in civil
engineering. Brandon owns his
own lawn care and tree service
company. A Nov. 4,2006 wedding
is planned.


Thelma Sprowls Crady
Thelma Sprowls Crady, age 90,
of Pahokee died Tuesday, Sept. 5,
at Okeechobee Health Care Facili-
ty. Mrs. Crady was born Feb. 28,
1916 in Larue County, Ky., to the
late Irvin and Maude McDowell
Sprowls. She was a member of the
Canal Point Baptist Church and
long time member of Everglades
Ladies Auxiliary. She worked at
Hendrix Hardware as a bookkeep-
er before retiring.
Mrs. Crady was preceded in
death by her husband, Marvin
Crady and her brother, Robert
Sprowls.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Patricia (Harry) Sheppard of
Wausau, and Joi (Terry) Turbeville
of Okeechobee; her son, Dennis
Crady of Pahokee; seven grand-
children, Lee (Gina) Sheppard of
Jacksonville, Mike Sheppard of
Wausau, Mark Sheppard of
Wausau, Lynn (Rodney) Hardy of
Clemons, N.C., Staci (Hal) Duncan
of Okeechobee, Jenni Turbeville of
Okeechobee, and Timothy (Lind-
sey) Sheppard of Tallahassee;
seven great grandchildren; two sis-
ters, Geneva Lovelace of Louisville,
Ky., and Alice Kirksey of California.
Visitation was held on Friday,
Sept. 8, at Canal Point Baptist
Church. Funeral services followed
at Canal Point Baptist Church with
Dr. Lee Sheppard officiating. Inter-
ment followed services at Port
Mayaca Cemetery, Canal Point.
Friends may sign the guest


book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
Memorials may be made to the
building fund at Canal Point Bap-
tist Church, PO Box 235, Canal
Point, FL 33438.
All arrangements were entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.
Dora Lee Herrod
Dora Lee Herrod, age 62, died
Monday, Sept. 4, 2006. She will be
greatly missed.
Funeral service was held Thurs-
day, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. in the Cul-
ley's MeadowWood Chapel and
burial followed at Culley Meadow-
Wood Memorial Park, Tallahassee.
Ms. Herrod leaves behind a lov-
ing family and many friends which
included her husband, Herman F.
Herrod; two sons, Ronnie Lee
Godsey, Frankie Lee Godsey; one
step-son, Scott Ashley Herrod;
three daughters, Patsy Ann Paul,
Nancy (Phillip) Barber, Rebecca
(Arley) Mann; one step-daughter,
Teresa Marie Herrod; three broth-
ers, James Caldwell, Perry Cald-
well, Leonard Caldwell; two sis-
ters, Bobbie Jean McClain, Jackie
Sue Caldwell; ten grand-children,
Lora Shelton, Kenneth Martin,
Sharon Boucher, Jimmy Lee God-
sey, Kimberly Godsey, Coty Mann,
Lee Ann Barber, Sunny Mann,
Emmitt Godsey, Joshua Mann, and
six great grand-children.


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at 11:00 a.m.
In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida
To Approve Proposed
Changes To The Student
Progression Plan

Copies of the Proposed Policy Are Available By Contacting:
Deborah Pressley, Director of Curriculum
400 10th Street, SW Moore Haven, Florida 33471
(863)946-2083


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Preparedness unites community


A Hurricane information day
and community picnic was held
at the Moore Haven City Park on
Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
It was sponsored by the Glades
County Emergency Manage-
ment Department, free food,
drinks, and entertainment was
provided. CREW staff and volun-
teers gave out balloons and
candy as Project Hope painted
faces making it a fun day for the
kids. The kids had fun while the
adults learned how to better
prepare for hurricanes.
CREW, with the help of Palm-
dale Fire Department, passed
out health kits and flood buckets
to Ernesto flood victims, which
were donated by UMCOR and
delivered by a Methodist Church
in West Palm. We also delivered
food donated by Catholic Chari-
ties to Palmdale residents.
During this information day,
CREW was able to complete
four applications for one resi-
dent in Muse, one in Labelle and
two in Moore Haven.
Also, the executive director,
Trish Adams, LCSW delivered
donated clothes to the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church of Moore
Haven's thrift store.
CREW helped to organized
and run the raffle for Glades
Emergency Management to help
promote awareness and get resi-
dents to register and to chal-
lenge their knowledge of know-
ing when to evacuate.


CREW/Trish Adams, LCSW
Liza, case manager; Renee, volunteer coordinator; Trish, director; Amanda, case manager of
CREW, were all part of the Hurricane information day held at Moore Haven City Park. Resi-
dents enjoyed a community picnic while learning about hurricane preparedness.
The event was truly evidence Emergency management, all supported the goal of educat-
of how well the community CERT team, the local fire depart- ing and motivating residents to
works together. ments, CREW and Project Hope prepare properly for hurricanes.


By Katrina Elsken
Executive editor/INI Florida
This newspaper's Web site,
www.newszap.com recently
added new features to better
serve our community.
An interactive community
calendar for each community
served by Independent Newspa-
pers Florida will help communi-
ty members keep track of
upcoming events. A photo site
lets community members share
photos with the newspaper and
with each other. Community
directories provide links to other
community web sites and blogs.
They are all free services to
the community.

New calendars
The newszap.com communi-


ty calendars can serve as a cen-
tral planning tool for the whole
community. Post club meetings,
school events, festivals, charity
dinners and other local events.
As more people use the calen-
dar, it will also help organiza-
tions plan their schedules, and
perhaps avoid over-scheduling a
particular day.
We hope that going online to
"check the calendar" will
become part of the routine of
every club and organization,
helping them choose event
dates that don't conflict with too
many other similar events. This
will should benefit the organiza-
tions hosting the events, helping
to ensure a better turnout, as
well as the people who wish to
attend the events, but would
have to choose just one if they
were all on the same day.


And, the calendar is a good
way to let other community
members know about your
events.
Individuals and groups can
now post calendar items directly
to the website for immediate dis-
semination, even for events
months in advance. They can
include information on address-
es, prices, activities and con-
tacts. Go to www.newszap.com,
click on the name of your com-
munity, and click on the calen-
dar and follow the instructions
there.

Photo sharing
Have a photo to share? Check
out our photo pages .at
http://photos.newszap.com. You
can post your photos and view
those posted by other communi-


ty members. You'll even find
some photos posted by newspa-
per staffers on this site.

Community links
If your organization has a
Web site, or if you have a blog,
we'd be happy to add a link to
your site in our directory.
Simply go to
www.newszap.com, click on
the community name, and then
click on the tile ad on the page
labeled "Free Online Listings."
Fill out the form and click "sub-
mit" at the bottom of the page.
Other services offered on our
www.newszap.com Web site
include "Post Your News," com-
munity forums, and local and
area news stories.
To find out more, check out
our Web site!


Colleges, community unite to recruit teachers


BOCA RATON Florida
Atlantic University (FAU) College
of Education Dean, Dr. Gregory
F. Aloia met recently with local
business and community lead-
ers at a Belle Glade Chamber of
Commerce meeting to invite
them to sponsor students in Pro-
ject Good FIT (First Introduction
into Teaching). Project Good FIT
is a new program the college has
developed to recruit more indi-
viduals into teaching by immers-
ing them into the profession
early in their college career.
Florida will need to hire 20,000
teachers each year for the next
ten years to keep pace with ris-
ing student enrollment, an aging
teacher force, and to meet the
state's constitutional require-
ment to reduce class sizes.
As many as -50 percent of
freshmen education majors
change to other fields within the'
first two years of college in part
due to a lack of any meaningful
contact with schools, teachers
and classroom teaching prior to
their student teaching experi-
ence. Project Good FIT encour-


ages entering college freshman
who identify teaching as their
major to stay with their chosen
career choice by placing them
into a paid professional experi-
ence one day per week as
instructional assistants working
with some of the best teachers
in the county.
Research has shown that
most rural teachers were raised
close to where they now teach.
Successful "grow-your-own"
teacher recruitment and reten-
tion strategies have been those
that offer incentives such as
assistance with obtaining
required education and training
to local residents with potential
to become teachers. Provost
Beverly Robinson, Provost of
Palm Beach Community Col-
lege's Belle Glade campus, will
work closely with FAU's College
of Education to identify the first
25 teacher candidates for Project
Good FIT in the Glades. PBCC
students in Belle Glade who
have expressed an interest in
teaching will be matched up
with mentor teachers in local


schools.
A business or individual can
sponsor a Project Good FIT stu-
dent for $6,100 a year. The spon-
sorship will pay for the student's
tuition and fees at the communi-
ty college, allow the student to
be paid as an instructional assis-
tant, provide a stipend to the stu-
dent's mentoring teacher and
help off set the cost of the onsite
project coordinator. President of
the Bank of Belle Glade, Mr.
Stephen M. Prielozny, has signed
up to be the first sponsor of a
Project Good FIT teacher candi-
date.
The statistics for turnover
among new teachers is startling
with some 20 percent choosing
to leave the classroom within
the first three years. When asked
why they leave, new teachers
say that they feel overwhelmed
by the expectations and scope of
the job, or that they did not get
the support they needed to be
successful in the classroom.
Research shows that new teach-
ers who participate in induction
programs that involve mentor-


ing are nearly twice as likely to
stay in the profession as those
who do not.
Project Good FIT is a win-win
for all involved parties. Children
in the participating schools will
benefit through more one on
one and small group instruction
provided by the Project Good
FIT instructional assistants; stu-
dents in the program will be
able to "test-drive" the teaching
profession to make sure it is a
"good fit" while learning best
teaching practices, classroom
management and planning skills
from seasoned educators; and
through their sponsorship local
business and community lead-
ers can continue to be actively
involved in helping Belle Glade
schools.
For more information on Pro-
ject Good FIT or sponsoring a
student, contact Mr. David
Rutherford, Director of Develop-
ment for the College of Educa-
tion, at (561) 297-1023 or by
email, druthe7@fau.edu.


Briefs

Candidates' forum scheduled
The Eighth Quadrennial Farm Credit/Ag Institute Candidates
Forum has been scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28, beginning at
11:30 a.m. at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
Tickets are $75 with corporate tables and sponsorships available.
The primary winners from the gubernatorial and Florida cabinet
races will be invited to present their plans as they relate to Florida's
second largest industry. The event will be held concurrently with the
Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association's Florida Nurs-
ery & Allied Trade Show. For more information contact Farm Cred-
it's Ron O'Connor at (863) 682-4117 ext. 403 or by e-mail at Market-
ing@FarmCreditCFL.com.
For more information online, go to http://aiflorida.org/

Citizen information line activated
In response to localized flooding from recent rainfall, the South
Florida Water Management District has activated its Citizen Informa-
tion Line (CIL) so that residents in the 16-county region can report
flooding and get information regarding water conditions. Hours of
operation will be based on the volume of calls received and weather
conditions.
The Citizen Information Line telephone number is toll-free (877)
429-1294 or locally (239) 338-2929, Ext. 7780.
Canals throughout the region have been lowered to accommo-
date large amounts of stormwater runoff.
District officials encourage residents to look to their local and
county officials for specific instructions in case of emergencies or
flooding.
Important note: The regional system of canals and structures is
designed to help reduce flooding levels and help shorten the dura-
tion of standing flood waters. Complete flood prevention is not pos-
sible in South Florida, especially given the potential for excessive
rainfall associated with isolated storms.


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COMMERCIAL VEHICLES: I'm writing as a life-long resident of
Clewiston. I've seen this beautiful city turned into a community of
home-based trucking and construction-related companies. Construc-
tion companies, trucking companies, lawn services, commercial trail-
ers are now commonplace in neighborhoods that are zoned for single-
family homes only. Have our city officials forgotten that we should be
protected from such code.violations? I'm calling on our city officials
and the code enforcement people to please enforce the laws of our
city. How would you like to have a dump truck, a commercial trailer or
a semi parked next to or across the street from your house?


Chamber Buzz


By Sean Moore
Greetings! We're back again
after missing out on last week's col-
umn due to Labor Day. Ironic isn't it
that on Labor Day, most people
had the day off! Rest assured we
are more than making up for it this
week. We are in the final prepara-
tion stages for our Chamber Dinner
next week. I am not sure what we
have done so well, but the ticket
sales have been amazing. We actu-
ally have folks on a waiting list in
case more tickets become avail-
able. I have to assume that every-
one is excited about the food and
the Clewiston history presentation,
and planning to attend in spite of
my hosting the dinner!
I was very saddened by the
passing of The 'Crocodile Hunter,'
Steve Irwin, last week. This was a
guy who just loved his work and his
passion was infectious in all that he
did. I have been watching the ani-
mal planet the last few days and
seeing his old programs, including
the very first episode. It got me to
thinking that many of you may not
realize just how many wildlife
areas we have around here. One of
the most notable would be Gatora-
ma. In only about a 30 minute
drive, anyone can have access to so
much amazing wildlife. Some of
which I am willing to bet many
have never even been. They just
had a bunch of new babies hatcha
couple weeks ago. I was invited to
watch but due to a schedule con-
flict, I was unable to attend, and
regret it very much. If you are a
nature lover, or maybe you are
planning to have guests in town
and you are going through the
whole "what do we want to do"


dilemma that we all face, I am put-
ting Gatorama into the mix for you.
We have information and
brochures here at the Chamber if
you are interested.
I'm not sure if many of you have
noticed, but the City of Clewiston
has done a great job with the park
remodeling over on Alverdez
Avenue. The grant money they
received was very well spent. In
addition to the playground portion
of the park that is used everyday by
kids in the neighborhood, they
have a softball field and a soccer
field. The newest addition to the
park is a basketball court. When I
moved to town almost five years
ago, I went searching for a court
and could never find one. That is
no longer an issue, and I hope that
people make good use of those
courts. I have read that an hour of
basketball is one of the healthiest
activities there is. Stop by and
check out the facilities and start a
game. I might even stop by and join
you. Of course, after playing in a
basketball game I may have to stop
by another of our Chamber mem-
bers, Hendry Regional Medical
Center. Hey, it's been a long five
years!
In closing this week, I just want-
ed to say "thank you" to everyone
who bought tickets for this years
Chamber Dinner. I can't help but
be a little nervous since it is my first
dinner in front of the room instead
of stuffing my face at one of the
tables in back, so to see the enthu-
siasm is a big relief. We will see all
of you on Tuesday night. Don't for-
get, the social part starts at 6:30
p.m. with the dinner to begin at 7
p.m. Have a great weekend!


Pet of the week
This is Barney having an afternoon drink.


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Hope Connections opens


meal service locations


Hope Connections will provide
daily congregate meals in La Belle
and Moore Haven beginning Mon-
day, Sept. 11.
The announcement was made
on Monday, Sept. 11, by Hope Pres-
ident Samira K. Beckwith, who
said, "We are honored that the
Area Agency on Aging asked us to
provide meals and other services in
Glades and Hendry counties. We
have been providing home care
services including home-delivered
meals to our clients here since Aug.
1, and we are now glad to be able
to open the congregate meal sites
for them."
In La Belle, the meals will be
served at Hope's new office, locat-
ed at 60 Calhoun Street. In Moore
Haven, the service will be provided


at the Doyle Conner Building.
Meals will be served Monday
through Friday from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m.
Hope Connections has main-
tained a congregate meal facility in
Buckhead Ridge since Aug. 9.
Hope Connections offers a vari-
ety of services in Glades and
Hendry counties, including: Hot
meals; Personal care; Homemaker
services; Household chores; Trans-
portation; Medical equipment and
supplies; Counseling and Emer-
gency response systems.
All services are provided by
experienced professionals and
trained volunteers.
To learn more about Hope Con-
nections, call toll-free: (866) 659-
7223


Letter to the Editor


Football fan
disappointed
As an avid football fan I admire
quality sportsmanship when the
great game of football is played. I
was very dismayed by the Clewis-
ton field announcer calling out the
name of a local Clewiston resident,
who happens to play for Glades
Day School, when he made some
mistakes during the game which
was played on Friday (Sept. 8).
This was a total lack of sports-
manship on the part of Clewiston
High School. Someone, maybe
me, needs to tell this jerk that


specifically naming a player,
instead of the team, on mistakes
shows a lack of class on a grand
scale. You will never hear that at
Glades Day football games. Also,
he mentioned that Clewiston's
quarterback was "speared" when
he took a hard hit late in the game.
Evidently he has never played foot-
ball and really doesn't know what
"speared" means. We are not play-
ing chess here and "hard hits" are a
part of the game. I hope that
Clewiston High apologizes to the
player for their total lack of class by
their PA announcer.
JamesJ.Threlkeld


Community News Briefs


Volunteer
position open
A volunteer position available
as a Court appointed Juvenile
Arbitrator for the Twentieth Cir-
cuit in LaBelle. The court is
responsible for imposing sanc-
tions on first time juvenile offend-
ers. If interested, please call (239)
458-7088.

Free diabetes
classes offered
Free Diabetes Education class-
es are being offered at Hendry
Regional Medical Center. Call Toni
at (863) 983-1123 for more infor-
mation.

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

CREW seeks
donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking donations of building
materials and supplies, including
lumber, nails and drywall, to
assist residents with repairs and
continued clean up efforts in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Donations, including mone-
tary contributions, are tax
deductible. For more information,
come by our office at 121 Central
Ave. rear entrance or email
CREWheadquarters@aol.com or
phone (863) 983-2390.


Food bank
sets schedule
The Hendry County food bank
will be distributing commodities
for the needy families in Hendry
County once every month with
the schedule as follows: Sept. 22,
Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 15. Location
is at St. Margaret's Catholic
Church, 208 N. Dean Duff Ave,
Clewiston. Pick up times are 12-3
p.m.

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

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

Homestead
exemption
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry
County property appraiser,
announces that property owners
who have established a new per-
manent residence in Hendry
County, or have changed owner-
ship in any manner must make a
new application ahd qualify for
the $25,000 Homestead exemp-
tion. If you have established resi-
dency before Jan. 1, you can
come in and apply. Should you
have any questions, or need addi-


Weather Forecast


Weather forecast for Hendry
County from the National Weath-
erService

Clewiston and
surrounding area
Thursday: Showers and thun-
derstorms are likely, mainly after
noon. It will be mostly cloudy,
with a high near 89. The wind will
be from the south between 5 and
10 mph with a 60 percent chance
of rain.,
Thursday night: Showers and
thunderstorms are likely, mainly
before 8 p.m. It will be partly
cloudy, with a low around 72. The
wind will be from the southwest
around 6 mph with a 60 percent
chance of rain.
Extended forecast
Friday: Scattered showers and
thunderstorms are likely, mainly
after noon. It will be partly cloudy,
with a high near 90. The wind will
be from the west around 6 mph
with a 50 percent chance of rain.


Friday night: Scattered show-
ers and thunderstorms can be.
expected. It will be partly cloudy,
with a low around 71. The wind
will be from the west between 3
and 5 mph. with a 50 percent
chance of rain.
Saturday: Scattered! showers
and thunderst'bims are likely. It!
will be partly cloudy, with a high
near 91. The wind will be from
the northwest wind between 3
and 6 mph with a 40 percent
chance of rain.
Saturday night: It will be partly
cloudy, with a low around 70.
Sunday: Scattered showers and
thunderstorms can be expected.
It will be partly cloudy, with a high
near 91 and a 40 percent chance
of rain.
SundAy night: It will be partly
cloudy, with a low around 71.
Monday: Scattered showers and
thunderstorms can be expected.
It will be partly cloudy, with a high
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to call the Clewiston office at (863)
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are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-
Friday. The temporary office is
located at 100 E. El Paso on the
corner of El Paso and Central.

Free services
help elders
Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regu-
lar basis at the Moore Haven,
Clewiston, and LaBelle sites
between the hours of noon until
2:30 p.m. You can contact Tera or
Linda at the Center for Indepen-
dent Living at (941) 766-8333 in
.Charlotte County to find. out the
days that they will be available in
those areas.

Wednesday
night dinners
The VFW Post 4185 Ladies
Auxiliary serves dinner every
Wednesday. Dinners are served
from 6 until 8 p.m. The cost is $6
and the public is invited to eat in
or take out. A different meal is
served each Wednesday. Please
call (863) 983-9748 to order or to
find out the menu for the month.

Home energy
assistance
The Agricultural and Labor
Program, Inc. located in Winter
Haven, has been awarded a grant
from the Department of Commu-
nity Affairs to provide Low
Income home Energy Assistance
(LIHEAP) services to eligible
applicants in Hendry and Glades
Counties. For an application
and/or information please call
(800) 330-3491.

Bingo night
change announced
Clewiston Elks Lodge #1853


is proud to announce that they
will be playing bingo on Thurs-
day nights as opposed to Monday
nights. All are welcome to come
and play; cash prizes awarded.
Proceeds also go to helping local
students obtain scholarship
opportunities. Early birds start at
6:30 p.m. with regular games
starting at 7:30 p.m. Help us to
help others because "Elks care-
Elks share."

Addiction
recovery help
Narconon reminds parents
that during the summer months,
children are more apt to let bore-
dom set in and drugs and alcohol
can work into their lives. To help
your child this summer, learn to
recognize the signs of drug and
alcohol addiction and get the
help they need.
If you or someone you know
is struggling with an addiction,
call Narconon. NARCONON
offers free addiction counseling,
assessments, and referrals to
rehabilitation centers nationwide
by calling 1-800-468-6933 or log-
ging onto
www.stopaddiction.com.

CREW needs
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
dents with repairs and continued
clean up efforts in the aftermath
of Hurricane Wilma.
Carpenters, Electricians,
Plumbers, drywall installers and
other trade skills are needed, as
well as, anyone willing to lend a
hand! For more information,
come by our office at 121 Central
Ave. rear entrance 6r email
CREWheadquarters@aol.com or
phone (863) 983-2390.


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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
d dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it.

Western Palm Beach
S County

Belle Glade
Lekasha Alferda Davis, 19, of
Southwest Avenue C Place, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Sept. 5, by
PBSO and charged with burglary
with assault or battery and felony
battery resulting in bodily harm or
disability. She was later released
on $3,000 bond.
Lawrence Antion, 20, of
Southwest Avenue B, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Sept. 5, by Dept.
of Corrections Officer and
charged with probation violation
or community control posses-
sion of a controlled substance
and burglary of a dwelling. No
bond was set.
Jacqueline Dixon, 19, of
Northwest Third Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Sept. 5, by
PBSO on a warrant charging her
with failure to appear on written
promise to appear for case dispo-
sition on charges of grand theft.
She was also charged with failure
to appear for jury trial on Jan. 10,
2006, for charges of retail theft
and failure to appear on written
promise to appear for arraign-
ment on June 27, on charges of
possession of under 20 grams of
marijuana. She is being held on a
total of $2,000 bond.
Jimmerial Lashawn Gray, 19,
of Southwest 14th Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Sept. 6, by
PBSO and charged with larceny
grand theft of $5,000 or more but
less than $10,000; moving traffic
violation violated restriction
placed on drivers license. He was
released on $3,000 bond.
Marty Brendell Darrisaw, 39,
of Southwest Third Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Sept. 6, by
U.S. Marshall and charged with
armed bank robbery. He is being
held without bond.
Christie Gilbert, 23, of North-
east First Street, Belle Glade, was
arrestedon Sept. 7, by PBSO and
charged with violation of proba-
tion or community control -


attempt to obtain controlled sub-
stance and possession of cocaine.
No bond was set.
Willie J. Hamilton, 22, of
Southwest Sixth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Sept. 7, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon without intent to
kill; aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon; aggravated
assault with a firearm and failure
to appear on written promise to
appear for arraignment on July
18, for domestic battery charges.
No bond was set.
Noe Margarito, 18, of North-
east 32nd Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Sept. 9, by PBSO and
charged with armed burglary of a
dwelling, structure or conveyance
and grand theft. He is being held
without bond.
Evan Floyd Sinclair, 26, of
Glades Glen, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Sept. 10, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with
aggravated battery on a pregnant
person. He was released on a
surety bond.
Keethia Touloute, 19, of
Southeast First Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Sept. 10, by PBSO
and charged with aggravated bat-
tery on a pregnant person. No
bond was set.
Pahokee
Jermaine Bowles, 23, of
West Fifth Terrace, Pahokee, was
arrested on Sept. 4, by PBSO and
charged with robbery with a
firearm. He is being held without
bond.
Corinthian L. Durham, 28, of
Shirley Drive, Pahokee, was
arrested on Sept. 5, by PBSO on a
warrant and booked for Seminole
County Sheriff's Office on charges
of violation of probation obtain-
ing property by worthless check.
He is being held without bond.
Antoinette Kelly, 26, of
McClure Road, Pahokee, was
arrested on Sept. 6, by PBSO and
charged with violation of proba-
tion or community control. She
was booked for Flagler County
Sheriff's Office for worthless
check charges. She was later
released on $1,500 bond.
Willie B. Lawrence, 26, of
Padgett Circle, Pahokee,. was
arrested on Sept. 5, by Dept. of
Probation Officer on a warrant
charging him with violation of
probation aggravated assault on
a public official; grand theft of a
vehicle; fleeing or attempting to


elude. He is being held without
bond.
Roderick G. Johnson, 32, of
North 86th Street, Pahokee, was
arrested on Sept. 7, by PBSO and
charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon without
intent to kill domestic battery
and cruelty toward child abuse
without great harm. No bond was
set.
Eddie Lee Daniels, 40, of
Padgett Circle, Pahokee, was
arrested on Sept. 7, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with
unarmed burglary of a structure;
larceny theft more than $300 -
less than $5,000; subsequent
offense criminal mischief with
property damage over $200 -
under $1,000. No bond was set.
Qurtin Lee Bryant, 47, of
Holman Court, Pahokee, was
arrested on Sept. 8, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with bat-
tery touch or strike. No bond
was set.
Kenneth Fritz, 40, of Farm
Place, Pahokee, was arrested on
Sept. 9, by PBSO and charged
with cruelty towards child; aggra-
vated child abuse; lewd and las-
civious behavior molesting a
victim less than 12 years of age by
offender 18 years or older. He was
released on a surety bond.
Travis L. Phillips, 21, of Pad-
gett Circle, Pahokee, was arrested
on Sept. 9, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with felony battery
resulting in bodily harm or dis-
ability. He was later released on a
surety bond.
Lakendrick Waller, 19, of
Doveland Drive, Pahokee, was
arrested on Sept. 10, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation or community
control: possession of narcotic
paraphernalia and battery. He is
being held on $3,500 bond.
Audley George Campbell,
25, of East Jordan Boulevard,
Pahokee, was arrested on Sept.
10, by PBSO and charged with
violation of probation or commu-
nity control driving while license
suspended. He was booked for
Glades County Sheriff and held on
$375 cash bond or $1,500 surety.
bond.
South Bay
Levon Tindell, 43, of U.S.
Highway 27 South, South Bay,
was arrested on Sept. 6, by PBSO
and charged with possession of
marijuana over 20 grams and
smuggling contraband into


prison. He is being held without
bond.
e Farry L. Durham, 39, of
Northwest Eighth Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on Sept. 7, by
PBSO and charged with neglect of
a child causing great bodily harm.
She was released on a $7,500
Surety Bond.
Ladonna J. Hudson, 21, of
Azucana Road, South Bay, was
arrested on Sept. 9, by PBSO and
charged with violation of proba-
tion or community control bat-
tery; resisting arrest with vio-
lence; simple battery and criminal
mischief. No bond was set.
Tanekia Y Butler, 22, North-
west Eighth Avenue, South Bay.
was arrested on Sept. 11, by PBSO
on a warrant charging her with
violation of probation or commu-
nity control grand theft. She is
being held on $6,000 bond.
Canal Point
Carlos A. Rodriguez, 20, of
Lake Shore Drive, Canal Point,
was arrested on Sept. 5, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
violation of probation or commu-
nity control burglary of a con-
veyance or structure. He is being
held without bond.
Hendry County

Clewiston
Clewiston
A 15-year-old Clewiston
juvenile, was arrested Sept. 8, and
charged with aggravated assault.
Jesus Olvera of the Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office was the arrest-
ing officer.
Gary Basara, 48, of Clewis-
ton, was arrested Sept. 8, and
charged with possession of
cocaine. Rick Perian of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
Chris Jamal Wallace, 26, of
Orlando, was arrested Sept. 9,
and charged with carrying a con-
cealed weapon. Orlando Torres of
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office was the arresting officer.
Douglas Lee Howser, 49, of
Clewiston, was arrested Sept. 8,
and charged with failure to
appear for a felony offense. Jesus
Olvera of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was the arresting
officer.


Crime Stoppers
Denarius Bailey
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the
following wanted fugitive.
Denarius Bailey, age 23, is a
black male. He is 6 feet tall and
weighs approximately 150
pounds. He has black hair and
brown eyes and his last known -
address was at Southwest Fourth
Street in Belle Glade.
He is wanted on a violation of
probation possession of mari-
juana.
If anyone has knowledge of
the whereabouts of this fugitive
they are asked to contact the
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS (8477) or online at: www.crimestopperspbc.com.

FDLE urges parents to


use offender Web site


With the new school year back
in session, the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement is urging par-
ents to utilize the resources found
on the FDLE Sexual
Offender/Predator Web site as a
way to be vigilant regarding offend-
ers residing near their homes or
schools and near playgrounds,
parks and after school programs
that their children attend.
"We have developed one of the
most widely acclaimed and used
sex offender registries in the coun-
try," FDLE Commissioner Gerald
Bailey said. "The whole purpose
behind this database is to educate
and inform the public. In this case,
a better informed public can
increase the level of safety for the
children of our state."
On the Florida Sexual Offend-
er/Predator Web site, www.flsexof-
fender.net, parents can utilize a
variety of tools to determine who
lives in their neighborhood or near
their child's school. One tool is the
Standard Search capability. By sim-
ply putting in a name, city, county
or zip code, users can view an
offender's flier and learn where
that person resides, his or her qual-
ifying offense, court case number
and other helpful information.
Another useful tool for parents
using the Web site is the Neighbor-
hood Search. This function allows
users to enter any address in Flori-
da and search the registry for any
sex offender or predator with regis-
tered addresses within a one to five
mile radius of the location entered


by the user. Users can also choose
to map the addresses of the results
of their Neighborhood Search by
clicking the "Map It" link below the
address of each registrant listing.
More recently, the Web site made
available vehicle and vessel infor-
mation attached to registered sex
offenders and predators. By click-
ing on an offender's flier, parents
can view the tag number and vehi-
cle description of cars or boats that
are registered to a particular
offender.
Through the Public Safety Infor-
mation Act of 1997, Florida
became the first state to list sexual
offenders and predators on the
Internet and to make the same
information available through a 24-
hour/day hotline. The FDLE Sex
Offender/Predator Registry houses
data on registered sex offenders
and predators both on and off pro-
bation, as well as those who have
or have had a temporary or perma-
nent residence in Florida at some
time. Recently, Parents for Megan's
Law, a national advocacy group,
gave FDLE's Sex Offender/Predator
Web site an A+ rating. Florida was
the only state in the nation to
receive this prestigious grade. In
addition to offender information,
the site also includes safety tips, fre-
quently asked questions and pho-
tos of absconders.
Parents can learn more about
FDLE's Sex Offender/Predator Web
site, by visiting www.flsexoffend-
ser.net or calling the toll-free hotline
at 1-888-357-7332.


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THE PROPERTY APPRAISER'S OFFICE IS NOW ACCEPTING
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS FOR TAX YEAR 2007

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION EQUALS A $25,000 REDUCTION IN YOUR ASSESSED PROPERTY VALUE
In order to qualify for the 2007 Homestead Exemption you must:
Hold title to the property prior to January 1,2007 Reside on the property on January 1, 2007*
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please contact any one of ouroffices listed below,


Downtown Service Center
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Mid-Western Communities
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Statewide 'Reading in the Arts' contest announced


TALLAHASSEE Governor
Jeb Bush and First Lady Columba
Bush launched a statewide Read-
ing in the Arts contest for Florida's
middle school students centered
on the New York Times Best Seller
"Peter and the Starcatchers," by
Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
The contest, Florida's Journey into
Neverland, is sponsored by Just
Read, Florida! The contest is the
final component of Florida's year-
long reading initiative Shoot for the
Stars: A Record-Breaking Year for
Middle Schools.
"The Reading in the Arts contest
is a wonderful opportunity for mid-
dle school students to get wrapped
up in a great book and showcase
their creativity and imagination,"
said Governor Bush. "I encourage
all of Florida's families with middle
schoolers to encourage their chil-
dren to participate in this contest."
The contest is open to all stu-


dents in sixth to eighth grades in
public, private and home schools.
Three winners will be chosen
based on the following categories:
Sixth Grade: Illustration Con-
test;
Seventh Grade: Short Essay
Contest;
Eighth Grade: Short Video
Contest.
Winners will receive prize pack-
ages, including a SeaWorld Orlan-
do park vacation, a Macy's clothing
gift card, gift certificates from Bor-
ders Books and Music, Books-A-
Million and Barnes and Noble, a
mall gift certificate from Simon
Malls, an Apple iPod nano courtesy
of Infinity Software Development
Inc., a cash prize from Beall's
Department Stores, and a movie
gift card from AMC Theatres.
Teachers of winning students will
also receive prize packages.
"Through the Reading in the


Arts contest, both students and
teachers are able to demonstrate
the ability of the arts to be integrat-
ed into other subjects and enhance
learning experiences," said First
Lady Columba Bush. "This year's
book, 'Peter and the Starcatchers,'
takes students on a new journey
with some familiar, beloved char-
acters, as well as a cast of new
heroes and villains and provides a
wonderful starting point for stu-
dents to add their own artistic inter-
pretations to a classic story."
In addition to contest rules and
deadlines, educators can find
instructional guides and lesson
plans created and provided by Dis-
ney Editions at www.justreadflori-
da.com or by calling (850) 245-
0503. Entries must be postmarked
to designated entry submission
locations no later than 5:00 p.m.
EST on Friday, November 10, 2006.
"Ridley and I are honored that


the First Lady has selected 'Peter
and the Starcatchers' for this fine
program," said Barry. "We've had a
great time talking about this book
with kids all over the country, and
as the parent of a Florida public-
school student, I'm thrilled that our
book will be part of a reading initia-
tive in my home state."
Pearson added, "When we set
out to answer my daughter's ques-
tion of how Peter Pan first met Cap-
tain Hook, Dave and I wanted to
write a fun story that our kids could
read. Now, as it turns out, we've
reached thousands of kids, many of
them new readers, which is a thrill
unlike any other. We hope that
Florida's middle school students
have a blast with this project, and
we thank the First Lady for select-
ing our book."
Just Read, Florida! is Governor
Bush's statewide reading initiative
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reading at or above grade level by
the year 2012. The initiative is
designed to guide changes at every
level of education that have an
impact on reading outcomes in
Florida schools. This year 223,000
more students are reading at or


above grade level compared to
2001, and improvements in middle
school reading tripled that of any
previous single year gain.
To learn more about Just Read,
Florida!, please visit: www.jus-
treadflorida.com.


Eastside students enjoy

praise for hard work


Mrs. Duke, principal at East-
side Elementary School, received
a letter from Governor Bush con-
gratulating the school for out-
standing academic performance
for the 2005-2006 school year. In
the letter, Governor Bush wrote,
"The 2006 Florida School Recog-
nition Program rewards schools
that receive an "A" or improve one
letter grade from the previous
school year. Earning recognition
is a distinct honor. Your school is a
proven leader in providing a qual-
ity learning environment that
allows all students to reach their
full potential. Your successes
demonstrate a commitment to
academic achievement and serve
as a model for providing the high
caliber of education all Florida
students deserve."
Governor Bush extended his
warmest congratulations and sin-
cere thanks to the school's staff,
school advisory council, students,
and families for their hard work
and dedication to the success of


Florida's students.
Way to go Eastside students on
earning an "A"! Keep up the great
work! You're the best!
The Scholastic Book Fair is tak-
ing place at Eastside Elementary
from Sept. 11-20. Family Fun Night
will be Thursday night, Sept. 14,
from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Please
bring your child out to shop and
enjoy a great time with fun and
refreshments. Thank you for
encouraging your child to read.
We appreciate your support and
look forward to seeing you at the
Book Fair.
Progress Reports were sent
home last week. If you have not
received your child's report, or
would like to meet with your
child's teacher, please call the
office to set up an appointment
with the teacher.
SThe School Advisory Council
will have their first meeting next
Tuesday, Sept. 19. Letters will be
coming home with your child.
Please attend if at all possible.


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Student Advisory
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Literacy program
The Clewiston Library, in con-
junction with the Harlem Library,
has completed training vdlun-
teers 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,
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the individuals who sign up for
the program. Each person will be
assessed by the program director
and paired with a certified tutor.
In an effort to meet the needs of
the community, the sessions will
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additional information, please
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the Harlem Library for an appli-
cation. 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,
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983-1947 or Florida Thomas,
Harlem Library Director (863)
902-3322.
Youth training program
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FWC grads work through the academy


TALLAHASSEE One is an
attorney; another, a former school
teacher-coach; a third, a brand-
new father; and yet another knew
since he was just a tyke what
career path he was going to take.
Several served in the military.
During the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's (FWC) law enforcement
training, one injured his neck,
which resulted in surgery, another
one's brother died in a traffic
crash.
Still, the 46 men and women
who graduated last week from
FWC's Training Academy pulled
together. The class is the largest
ever at the academy and had the
most people complete the rigor-
ous 29-week training, seeing their
families only on weekends and
holidays. Only one of the original
47 did not complete the course.
"I applaud these men and
women for their dedication to pro-
tecting Florida's natural resources
for their long-term well-being and
enforcing the laws of the state,"
Gov. Jeb Bush said. "We appreci-
ate their service to the state."
FWC Commission Chairman
Rodney Barreto also praised the
new officers.
"Graduation from the FWC's
law enforcement academy is an
accomplishment reserved for an
elite few individuals who have the
stamina, courage and character to
measure up to the highest stan-
dards of this profession," Chair-
man Barreto said.
FWC's law enforcement com-
mander, Col. Julie Jones, com-
mended the men and women
who graduated today, saying they
excelled while in training.
"People will know when they
come into contact with these men
and women they are dealing with
professionals," said Col. Jones.
The graduates learned natural
resource laws and other state laws
they may enforce while on patrol,
forensic evidence techniques, self-
defense tactics, proper weapon
practices, boating safety, how to
operate boats and patrol vehicles
and wrestle alligators.
"They learned how to help
people in times of need or when
an emergency arises, be it on the
water or on land," Col. Jones said.
"These graduates aie prepared
to enter the workforce as top law
enforcement officers, protecting
people and natural resources,"
Col. Jones said. "This group came
into the academy as individuals,
Sbut grew together as a group."
Charlie Bishop, an FW\C lIeu-
tenant at Ihe training acadeiny,
agrees.
"This is probably the best
group we've had," he said.
The officers will go to their
assigned areas of the state in
about two weeks.
The top academic graduate,
Robert "Bob" O'Horo, practiced
law in Atlanta for more than seven
years before deciding something
better was out there other than
corporate mergers and acquisi-
tions.
"I made a lot of money but did-
n't like my job," he said. "I'd rather
be happy."
What brought him to FWC was


his love of hunting and fishing and
helping save natural resources for
future generations, something his
fellow graduates agree upon.
Originally from Pennsylvania, he
moved to Florida in 2004. Mr.
O'Horo is assigned to the South-
west Region and will patrol Char-
lotte County.
Another graduate, Doyle Cook,
who was reared in Crawfordville
hunting and fishing, watched
FWC officers (and their predeces-
sors) educate people about the
importance of following the laws
regulating saltwater fishing and
natural resources.
He received the coveted
achievement (most-likely to suc-
ceed) award, named in memory
of Officer Roy R. Burnsed Jr., who
died in 2001 in the line of duty.
After high school, Mr. Cook
joined the Marines, serving eight
years active duty and as a reservist.
He graduated from Florida State
University with a criminology
degree, where during his last
semester, completed an intern-
ship with FWC, which sealed his
desire to become an FWC officer.
"When I have children," the
married officer said, "I want to
make sure the resources have not
been depleted so my children can
enjoy it the same way I have."
Mr. Cook is assigned to the Spe-
cial Enforcement 4rea in South
Florida and will patrol Collier
County.
Dara Demarest, one of three
women in the academy, first
became a teacher who coached
softball and soccer (both of which
she played in high school) and
was employed by the City of Vero
Beach in the recreation depart-
ment. She is originally from Holly-
wood in Broward County. She is
assigned to the South Region and
will patrol Palm Beach County.
"The academy was definitely
strenuous physically," she said.
Nathaniel "Brian" Christy,
learned on the academy's third
day how quickly the recruits had


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become a family. His only sibling,
a brother, Paul Christy, 33, died in
a traffic crash in Hamptonville,
N.C.
"I was pulled from my classes
and told," he said. "They said 'take
as much time as you need.' They
asked all the time how my family
and I were doing."
The former Air Force staff ser-
geant, also a military survival
instructor, took the first test of the
academy with his fellow recruits
the day after returning from his
brother's funeral.
He scored in the high 90s,
thanks to those who helped him
with the studies he missed. He is
assigned to the Special Enforce-
ment Area and will patrol Monroe
County.
Another officer, Daniel Cantu,
has a degree in wildlife manage-
ment from Stephen F. Austin State
University in Texas. He is from
Houston, and is assigned to the
Southwest Region, based out of
Lee County.
"I love to hunt and fish and
wanted a job dealing with natural
resources," he said. "I've always
been attracted to law enforce-
ment."
Adam "Beau" Small, a former
Marine artillery officer who served
in Kuwait, is from Jacksonville. He
has a master's degree in criminol-
ogy and is assigned to the South-
west Region, where he x\ Ill patrol
Lee County.
"I've been planning on a law
enforcement career and it was
kind of a no-brainer to become an
FWC officer.
I was sitting in the desert, hot
as can be, and I said, "My next job
will be on the water,'" the long-
time saltwater fisherman said. "I
wanted to be close to home, and I
love Florida."
But, he nearly didn't make it
through the academy. During the
defensive tactics training portion,
he herniated a disk in his neck and
then it ruptured. Following correc-
tive surgery, he continued the


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classroom work, but could not
participate in physical activities for
a month.
"I bounced back pretty quickly
and am 100 percent now," Mr.
Small said.
The strenuousness of the acad-
emy implanted one thought in his
head as he pondered his learning
experiences.
"The end is worth the means."
And, with this academy, a sec-
ond-generation FWC officer grad-
uated.
Joseph Johnston, 21, of Lake
City, is the son of FWC pilot Joe
Johnston, based out of the North
Central Region, and nephew of
FWC investigator Eric Johnston
who is assigned to the Carrabelle
office. The new officer will be
assigned to the Northeast Region
and patrol Osceola County.
Even though his father and
uncle attempted to prepare him
for the academy, he was sur-
prised.
"It was a whole lot more than I
thought," he said.
The new officer said he never
thought of being anything else.
"It's all I ever knew growing
up," he said.


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384,000 2,440,578 6,056,636


384,000 2,440,578


6,056,636


*Total tentative adopted, and or final budgets are on file in the office of the mentioned taxing
authority as a Public Record.


INI/I-W;/Vali I-inney
Brian Cobb (center) and James "Van" Barrow (right) discuss paperwork with Officer Jeff
Babauta, an instructor with FWC's Law Enforcement Training Academy. The recruits gradu-
ated from the academy September 8.


BUDGET SUMMARY''!

CITY OF SOUTH BAY-FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007



THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES FOR

CITY OF SOUTH BAY IS 8% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL

OPERATING EXPENDITURES.




Cash Balance Brouqht Forward General Fund Special Revenue Enterprise Total Budget
Estimated Revenues 0 Fund Fund


"What Impressed me the most was the staff's friendliness and willingness to help."
patient survey response


We invite you to take a closer look at G lades General
Hospital. We continue to provide quality healthcare, courteous
and attentive staff right here at home, but to serve you even better,


Thursday, September 14, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee










Public meetings on Lake Okeechobee scheduled


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(COE), Jacksonville District, will
host a series of public meetings to
present proposed revisions to the
Lake Okeechobee and Everglades
Agricultural Area Water Control
Plan as supported in the recently
released draft Supplemental Envi-
ronmental Impact Statement
(SEIS).
Details of the meetings are as
follows:
*Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m.
at Lee County Commission Cham-
bers, 2120 Main Street, Ft. Myers
*Monday, Sept. 18,6:30 p.m. at
John Boy Auditorium, 1200 WC
Owen Avenue, Clewiston


Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Presen-
tations begin at 7 p.m. followed by
a public comment period.
The purpose of these meetings
is to discuss the draft SEIS and to
present the proposed revisions to
the existing Lake Okeechobee and
Everglades Agricultural Area Water
Control Plan. The proposed revi-
sions include a new regulation
schedule to replace the existing
Water Supply and Environment
(WSE) regulation schedule and
associated operational guidance.
The operational guidance and
regulation schedule were revised
as a result of findings of the Lake
Okeechobee Regulation Schedule
Study (LORSS) and a SEIS.


The proposed new regulation
schedule and operational guid-
ance was analyzed in a draft SEIS
released for public review on
August 18. If the SEIS leads to a
Record of Decision, then a request
for approval of the new water con-
trol plan for Lake Okeechobee and
Everglades Agricultural Area will
be sent to the COE's South Atlantic
Division Office.
Operational guidance con-
tained within the existing approved
Water Control Plan, such as Ever-
glades Agricultural Area canal lev-
els, will not be discussed at these
public meetings, and will remain in
effect and be incorporated into the
new Water Control Plan.


A 45-day public comment peri-
od on the proposed revisions will
take place between August 18 and
October 2, 2006. At that time, the
Corps will consider public input
received at the above meetings as
well as written feedback received
by the closing date of the com-
ment period, and will prepare a
new control plan for Lake Okee-
chobee and Everglades Agricultur-
alArea.
More detailed information on
the proposed revisions to the
Water Control Plan can be found
on the water management page on
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'
Jacksonville District web site at
http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/h2


Plant Sorting: To keep or not to keep


By Ed Ayen
Florida Yards & Neighborhood
Is it time for a change in your
yard? Do you want to plant some
plants that are more "Florida
Friendly"? It is wise to keep some
of the plants you already have.
Whether dealing with a new home
or an established yard, retaining
some of those old trees, shrubs
and perennials will save you
money and also preserve wildlife
habitat


Yard &

Garden

Cypress (Taxodium distichum).
Consider taking out short lifespan
trees such as Laurel Oak, Water
Oak, Silver Maple and Cherry Lau-
rel. Try to save clusters of trees and
shrubs and ground cover growing


stress. Remove plants under eaves
as they may not receive adequate
rainfall and may be damaged by
rainfall dripping from the roof
edge.
If you have a new home site,
consider removing any trees or
shrubs that have excess soil from
construction deposited over their
root zone as they will eventually
die; the same for plants whose root
zones have been disturbed by
heavy equipment. If you wish to
nyntprt trpiz in n rnnd i itn n


and shrubs as much as possible to
have a more carefree yard and cut
back on water and pesticide usage.
Keep grass area to a minimum and
for a more carefree lawn use Bahi-
agrass.
The Florida Yards and Neigh-
borhoods program is being imple-
mented through your local county
extension service in Highlands,
Okeechobee and Glades County
and is partially funded from Clean
Water Act Section 319 funding
frnm thio/ 11 R PPrA thrnv..th tha^


o/index.htm. The LORSS draft SEIS
can be found at:
http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/
For more information, please
contact Mr. Barry Vorse, Corporate
Communication Office, U.S. Army


Corps of Engineers, at 904-232-
2236. Special needs assistance or
Spanish Interpreter requests can
be made by calling Erica Robbins
at 561-472-8893 at least five days
prior to the scheduled meeting.


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The question is, "What should wind buffers. erect barricades around the area at Florida Department of Environ-
you keep?" The first thing is, keep least out to the drip zone. Even mental Protection. I; '
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ate locations. Prune overgrown of plants that take too much care. your tree's odds of survival. information he can be reached by :,,
shrubs and trees as pruning is less Take out foundation plants that are Once you have sorted out those calling the Highlands County .'. -.,,,,i
costly than replacement. too close to walls as they block air trees and shrubs you wish to keep Extension Service office. Phone: i ...
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UF responds to 'Heartwater animal disease *


News from the UF/
College of Veterinary Medicine

Signs and symptoms
The acute form of heartwater is
the most commonly observed
presentation of the disease. A sud-
den high fever (1070 F) is followed
by loss of appetite, depression,
and respiratory problems. Animals
may initially have an increased res-
piratory rate, followed within a
few days by severe respiratory dis-
tress. Nervous disorders often fol-
low the respiratory signs and can
include a variety of abnormal
behaviors such as excessive chew-
ing movements, incoordination,
head tilting upward, overly rigid
posture, and walking with a high-
stepping gait. Some animals may
undergo convulsions or be unable
to rise. These nervous signs usual-
ly last for no more than 24 to 48
hours, followed by the animal's
death. In some cases, the nervous


signs may not be noticed prior to
death.
Causes and
relevance to Florida
Heartwater is an infectious,
non-contagious, tick-borne dis-
ease of domestic and wild rumi-
nants, including cattle, sheep,
goats, antelope, and buffalo. The
disease is caused by an intracellu-
lar rickettsial parasite, Cowdria
ruminantium, and is transmitted
by a number of species of ticks in
the genus Amblyomma. Heartwa-
ter is usually an acute disease and
is commonly fatal within week of
onset of clinical signs. The disease
is widespread in most of Africa
and present on several islands in
the West Indies. With increased
trade and movement of animals in
today's global market, heartwater
presents a significant threat to
wildlife and the domestic livestock
industry in the United States.


USDA estimates that a heartwa-
ter outbreak in the United States
might cost the livestock industry
$762 million in losses annually.
The species of ticks that transmit
Heartwater in the Caribbean
islands can be carried to Florida
with migratory birds. Florida is
also a state that imports many
exotic species of reptiles from
Africa. While this trade is now reg-
ulated, history has shown that
potentially infected ticks have
been inadvertently imported by
this route; fortunately without
heartwater ensuing.
Treatment/Vaccine
availability/prevention
The prevention of heartwater
occurring in the USA relies upon
keeping both potentially infected
animals and ticks from entering.
Strict import controls have been in
place for several years for livestock
originating from infected coun-


Micco Landing Management Area opens


An opening celebration for the
Micco Landing Management Area
is scheduled to take place on Satur-
day, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. until
noon. Micco landing is approxi-
mately 1 mile northeast of the
SKissimmee River Bridge on U.S.
Highway 98 in Basinger.
This 1,550-acre property is


Pet Corner


Question: Dear Doc Savvy, I
have recently become completely
enamored by the new breed
Labradoodle. I think it is a combi-
nation between a Labrador and a
Poodle. They appear to be going
for about $1,000 per pup. How do
you feel about this new breed?
What do you think about the
price?
Thanks, Betty in Wellington.
Answer: Hey there Betty! Yes, I
have heard about the Labradoo-


owned by the South Florida Water
Management District and is part of
the Kissimmee River Public Use
Area.
Micco Landing is open year-
round allowing access to the
Kissimmee River Floodplain for a
variety of public uses including
bicycling, boating, canoeing and


die. It is a mix between the two
breeds mentioned above, and I
understand they are lovely and
adorable.
How do I feel about this new
breed? Well, I really don't quite
consider it a breed yet. In my opin-
ion it is still a mix. A new breed
has to be proven several genera-
tions over. The Labradoodle may
actually be proven enough for
some standards, but I can't see
how $1000 per pup is warranted. 1


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tries. More recently, import bans
have been placed on certain tor-
toise species exported from Africa
because they commonly carry
potentially infected ticks. Florida's
subtropical climate is suitable for
such ticks to become established.
There are no commercially
available vaccines for heartwater.
Florida ranchers can minimize the
risk of any infected ticks becoming
established in Florida by regularly
treating their cattle for ticks with
acaricides.


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NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE





The City of South Bay, Florida has tentatively adopted a measure to increase

its property tax levy:




Last Year's property tax levy:




A. Initially proposed tax levy....................... ......... 486,451


B. Less Tax Reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other


assessment charges ................., ....................... 34,467


C. ActualProperty Tax Levy.................................... 451,984


D. This Year's proposed tax levy............................... 513,439




All Concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax

increase to be held on September 19, 2006



7:00 P.M.



At



335 SW. 2nd Avenue, City Commission Chambers, South Bay, Florida 33493



A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made

at this time,


Thursday, September 14, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee













Take someone for a checkup cat owners often
h l- li ttf i r n-rlhlamn


News finin the I-lendry/Glades
Health Department
lake a Loved One for a Check-
up Day, the third Tuesday in Sep-
tember of each year, is part of a
national campaign by the United
Stales Department of Health and
IHumann Services (HI-IS) that focus-
es on the health gap between racial
and ethnic minorities and the gen-
eral population.
Dr. Neftalie Fernandez, Director
of the l-lendry and Glades County
Health Departinent, states, "Clos-
ing the gap to health disparities can
only occur when families and the
entire community, including
healtlhcare providers, unite. The
time is now! "Taking a Loved One
for a Check Up" can initiate the
process."
Sept. 19, 2006, has been desig-
nated as the day this year to pro-
mote this effort which encourages
individuals to see a health care pro-
fessional on or around Sept. 19, or
make an appointment for them-
selves or a "Loved One" in the near
future.
By focusing our efforts on a sin-
gle day, we believe we can help
generate a greater understanding
of tile importance of regular health
screenings while at the same time
focus on those populations that
tend to have the least access to
health care.
We applaud and appreciate the
efforts of National radio host Tom
.oyner who continues to lead this
effort through his Take a Loved
One to the Doctor Day campaign.
This year's theme is:
He who has health has hope;
He who has hope has everything.
Give the gift of hope. Take a 'Loved
One' for a check-up.


Suspects
Continued From Page 1
Harker served time in jail for a
murder in the 1990s.
Parker's involvement in the
case seems strange to the people
who know her. She reportedly left
her 8-year-old daughter with her
parents in her hometown in Missis-
sippi to travel to Florida with
Richard Harker.
Before her involvement with
Harker, she had almost never been
in trouble with the law, yet she is


Museum
Continued From Page 1
three-year pledge period.
The final phase was deciding
what and how to display the local
history and heritage.
This was accomplished
through grants from the Florida
Humanities Council and the
Southwest Florida Community
Foundation. The Florida Humani-
ties Council is the state affiliate of
the National Endowment for the
Humanities. The local matching
funds for these grants were provid-
ed by the Hendry County Tourist


Indigents
Continued From Page 1
ular operating budget.
It is the first time since assum-
ing the director's position at
Hendry County's Department of
Social Services that Mr. Codding-
ton has run short on funds, he
said.
According to Mr. Coddington,
Hendry County is responsible for
any unknown deaths that occur
inside the county, as well as other
special situations where the
deceased person's family is
entirely unable to pay for their
loved one's funeral. Special guide-


Overview
Despite notable progress in the
overall health of the nation, many
Americans who are members of
racial and ethnic minority groups
experience disparities in health
care. As a result, African Ameri-
cans, Hispanic Americans, Asian
Americans/Pacific Islanders and
American Indians/Alaska Natives
are more likely to have poor health
and to die prematurely.
Evidence of racial and ethnic
disparities in healthcare is with few
exceptions and is remarkably con-
sistent across a range of illnesses
and health care services.
9 Rates of death from cardiovas-
cular disease are about 30 percent
higher among African-American
adults than among White adults.
Stroke mortality rates in Flori-
da are about 50 percent higher
among non-Whites than among
Whites.
Non-White women are more
likely to be diagnosed with late-
stage breast cancer and more likely
to die from breast cancer than
White women.
The colorectal cancer death
rate in Florida among African
Americans is approximately 1.5
times higher than the White popu-
lation. African
Americans are more frequently
diagnosed at later stages.
The mortality rate for prostate
cancer is about 50 percent higher
among non-White men than it is
among White men.
*The diabetes mortality rate for
non-White men and women in
Florida is approximately 3 times the
rate of White men and women.
African Americans represent
13 percent of Florida's population,
but 55 percent of individuals living


now the principal suspect in the,
state's case in the murders.
Whitaker family members
expressed shock after learning that
Parker is contesting the three
charges against her. Parker is
scheduled to appear in court for
her trial on Nov. 20.
"It's ridiculous," Ms. Cardenas
said this week.
"Just because she's only had a
speeding ticket, she's now trying to
act like Snow White," she said.
Like most residents in Clewiston,
Ms. Cardenas said she is still strug-
gling to understand what motivated


Development Council.
Karl Larsen, a member of the
Museum's Board of Trustees, has
served as the Project Officer for the
final phase. The two grants allowed
the Clewiston Museum to retain
the professional services of both a
museum curator and an exhibit
designer for the duration of the
project.
Museum Board Chairman,
Miller Couse said, "We have been
blessed with community and
regional support in this project. It's
been a team effort and we are
ready to unveil what we believe will
be a valuable addition for Clewis-
ton."


lines are used to determine which
cases specifically would be eligi-
ble for a burial paid for by the
county. In these cases, the county
is obligated to arrange for burial
or cremation.
The county agency currently
has contracts with local funeral
homes Atkins Davis and Reddick
for services. The figure reflected
in those contracts works out to
about $1,050-for burials, $600 for
cremations.
Far from being an unexpected
increase, Mr. Coddington
explained that with the growing
,number of low-income residents
in the county, the number of indi-
gent deaths can be expected to
grow each year.


with HIV/AIDS.
Racial and ethnic disparities
continue to persist in maternal and
child healthcare despite federal and
state initiatives, and
A baby born to an African
American mother has more than
twice the risk of dying the first year
of life than a baby born to a White
mother.
What are we doing to
close the health gap?
Currently, there are 50 projects
in 33 counties that are funded by
Legislature through the Closing the
Gap grant program to provide pre-
vention, intervention, education
and referrals to racial and ethnic
populations throughout the state.
Targeted diseases are: maternal
and infant mortality, cancer,
HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease,
diabetes and, adult and child
immunization and oral health care.
Efforts must be
continued to:
Increase minority health care
providers.
Increase racial and ethnic
diversity in healthcare professions.
Increase awareness of avail-
able patient care services at local
community health centers and
county health departments.
Increase awareness of the
existence of health disparities to
the general public, health care
providers, insurance companies
and policy makers.
Ensure healthcare plans are
not fragmented along socioeco-
nomic lines.
Provide more interpreters in
clinics and hospitals in areas
where foreign-speaking individu-


the killings, or why the suspects
chose to make her family the vic-
tims of such a horrible crime.
The cause of death was not
immediately revealed in the week's
following the murder, and even
family members themselves did
not have a clear answer almost a
month after the crime.
The birth certificates of each of
the victims, though, cites death by
strangulation and suffocation,
which counters early rumors that
the victims had been shot in their
home, perhaps by the same gun
that Harker later used to take his


During the first week, the muse-
um's visiting exhibit area will con-
tain an art exhibit from Project
Hope that depicts paintings from
individuals whose lives have been
affected by hurricanes.
The exhibit hall of the Clewiston
Museum will be open to the gener-
al public beginning on Friday, Sept.
22. Hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
and admission charges are $4


Bonita

Continued From Page 1
room hotel will be a part of it.
Officials with the company
and the city of Clewiston continue
discussing plans and are moving
forward with the project without
major stalls in the project's rough
timeline.
The zoning change, reviewed
by the city earlier this year, gives
developers the flexibility of a
"planned unit development"
(PUD) project. A "PUD" means
an area of land developed as a sin-
gle entity according to a final
development plan which is totally
planned to provide for a variety of
uses and common open space.
This is what gives the developers
more flexibility. Of course, any
implementations must first be
approved by the city.
The PUD, a major undertak-
ing, must account for all parking,
stormwater and landscaping


own life.
And even though her father
had had a falling out with Harker
last December, Ms. Cardenas did
not understand what would have
driven somebody to murder her
parents.
The family continues to cope
with the deaths, and thank the
community for stepping forward to
help them through it.
For Ms. Cardenas, however, the
hurt hasn't ended.
"Everyday, we handle it differ-
ently," she said. "Everyday is a dif-
ferent day."


(adult), $3 (seniors), and $2 (stu-
dents). Group rates are available
and group tours can be scheduled
by contacting the museum at (863)
983-2870 or by email at clewiston-
museum@earthlink.net.
The museum admission
includes viewing of a video about
the early history of Clewiston and a
self-guided tour of the exhibit area.


required by law. Though both the
city and Bonita Bay seem to be on
the same page at the moment,
officials with the city said there is
no strict timeline that the project
must follow after the rezoning,
though the project is now in
Phase 2 of a four-phase plan.
Before construction is allowed
to start in earnest at the site, Boni-
ta Bay must first get approval of a
comprehensive plan change from
the Florida Department of Com-
munity Affairs, as well as obtain
permits for construction. A
change to the city's zoning map
will also be necessary.
According to Travis Reese, a
building official with the city, if the
Bonita Bay project continues at
the same pace, it is possible that
Clewiston will see finished build-
ings within the next 24 months.
Officials with the company are
hoping to tap into the large mar-
ket of people who work in the city
of Clewiston, but now live else-
where.


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als reside.
Integrate cross-cultural edu-
cation into the training of all cur-
rent and future health profession-
als.
Provide communities with
programs that are specifically
designed and targeted by and for
the community to teach preven-
tion and education.
There is still much to be done
and we cannot afford to ignore the
impact health disparities are hav-
ing on minority populations. Com-
munities must be better informed
and take a more proactive role in
their health care. We will then see
a positive impact on health out-
comes and Close the Gap.

Disparities in the
Hispanic Community
Obesity
Hispanics lead the state in
the percentage of adults who are
overweight. (Hispanics 37.3 per-
cent; Whites 35 percent; Blacks
31.9 percent)
Hispanics have twice the rate
of adults who participate in no
leisure time physical activity.
Hispanics are 1.5 times more
likely to have been advised by a
doctor, nurse or other health pro-
fessional to be more physically
active and advised to eat fewer
high fat or cholesterol foods.
(Assuming that the patient is
showing other risks; Obesity,
High Cholesterol, Hypertension,
etc.)
Diabetes: While Hispanics
have a slightly higher rate of dia-
betes than non Hispanic Whites,
the statistics show that the deaths

from diabetes are steadily
decreasing.


"Feline urethral obstruction is
a fairly common and dangerous
condition that occurs almost
exclusively in male cats," says Dr.
John August, a veterinarian in the
College of Veterinary Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences at Texas
A&M University. "It is a condition
that can become devastating
within a matter of hours and
must be treated as an emer-
gency."
This condition is often initially
mistaken for constipation. Affect-
ed cats will visit the litter box fre-
quently, but will produce little or
no urine in spite of their strain-
ing.
Vet. August says symptoms
may also include sudden onset of
depression, lethargy, vomiting,
pain when picked up, and even-
tually collapse and/or death. If
the blockage is not removed, the
cat may sustain a ruptured blad-
der, go into cardiac arrest or die
within 12 to 24 hours.
"Urethral obstruction results
from the passage of debris, usu-
'ally cells, blood clots and crys-
tals, formed in the bladder," said
Vet August. "While female cats
produce the same material in
their urine, the anatomy of the
male cat is more susceptible to
the creation of blockage."
Since urethral obstruction can
rapidly become fatal, Vet August
suggests some preventive meas-
ures that may help spare your cat


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By Jeff Barwick
Clewiston used powerful first
half rushing by senior tailback
Jamal Hubert and a tenacious
second half defense to shut
down archrival Glades Day 28-14
in a wet contest Friday night at
Cane Field. The Class 2A Tigers
entered the game ranked fourth
in the state and improved their
record to 3-0. The Class 1A
Gators were shown as second in
the state rankings prior to the
game and their record now
stands at 2-1. Both teams entered
the game with high emotions.
The Gators had upset Clewiston
in two of the last three match-
ups. Added was the fact that
Gator Coach Pete Walker quar-
terbacked the 1982 Tigers to a
state championship and also
coached the Tigers in 2002. Last-
ly, Gator tailback Nate Brinkley
was a Tiger through last season
but elected to transfer to Glades
Day for his senior year.
The Gators took the opening
kickoff and quarterback Josh
McGregor quickly hit wingback
Mike Fernandez with a short
pass.
Fernandez fumbled and Tiger
Omar Smith fell on the ball at the
Tiger 48. On the first Tiger snap,
Hubert took a handoff and slith-
ered his way through the Gators
and scored on a 52 yard scoring
jaat, ,,,Ni,. Tiger.place kicker
Will Davis, a transfer from
LaBelle who had to sit out the
first two games as a condition of
eligibility, added the extra point.
Glades Day came back with
Brinkley picking up 22 yards on
three carries but the drive.
stopped when a deep McGregor
pass was swiped by Omar Smith
at the Tiger 12. The Tiger offense
was three and out and the Gators
started near midfield and drove
to the Tiger ,13 where they were
finally held on downs. Unable to
move the ball again, Clewiston
punted from deep in their own
territory and the next Gator drive
began at the Tiger 29. Brinkley
had 3 carries on the drive and
Covered the last 11 yards on the
first play of the second quarter.
A bad snap foiled the extra
point kick attempt.
Glades Day scored again With
eight minutes remaining in the
half when, on a fourth and long,
McGregor found wideout
Andrew Joseph all alone in the
end zone for a 31 yard touch-
down. The Gators elected to go
for two points and Brinkley
slammed it in on a 3 yard run.
The Tigers look the ball after the
kickoff return at their 12 yard
line'. Hubert picked up 3, fol-
lowed by Darris Hughes adding 6
yards rushing. Then, quarterback


Jared Combass handed off to
Hubert going off left tackle.
Hubert stepped past the defen-
sive front wall and streaked
down the north sideline for an
electrifying 79 yard touchdown
run. Davis split the upright to
knot the game at 14 points each
and close out the first half scor-
ing.
After intermission, a different
Tiger defense emerged. Tiger
coaches made no significant
adjustments to the game plan
but the players just picked it up a
level or two. For the Gators, their
offensive fireworks for the night
were over. The Tigers held the
Gators to no second half first
downs, only 16 yards rushing on
nine tries, and no pass comple-
tions. The defense also turned
the table on the matter of field
position. After the Tiger offense
and defense played most of the
first half with their backs against
the wall, the Gators now found
themselves on the receiving end
of poor field position.
The Tigers scored a safety in
the third period when a punt
snap sailed over Joseph's head,
as he stood deep in the end zone
to punt.
Early in the final period,
Hubert recovered a mishandled
Tiger punt at the Glades Day 31.
The Tigers drove to the 19 where
Davis showed off'his leg strength
by, splitting the uprights for a 35
yard field goal. After forcing a
Glades Day punt on the following
drive, the Combass hooked up
with wideout John Melton for a
54 yard score. Melton was run-


Game Stats


Glades Day
Clewiston


1 2
0 14
7 7


3 4 Final
0 7 14
2 12 28


Scoring:
1Q: Clewiston: Jamal Hubert, 52 yd.
run, Kick Will Davis
2Q: Glades Day: Nate Brinkley, 11 yd
run, run failed
Glades Day: Andrew Joseph, 31 yd
pass from Josh McGregor, Brinkly 3
yd run ,
Clewiston: Jamal Hubert, 79 yd run,
Kick Will Davis
3Q: Clewiston: Safety (punt snap
through end zone)
4Q: Clewiston: Will Davis, 36 yd field
goal
Clewiston: John Melton, 54 yd pass
from Jared Combass, Kick Will Davis
Clewiston: Safety (punter stepped
out of end zone)
Individual Stats:
Rushing (Attempts/Yards):
Clewiston: Jamal Hubert, 22/185;
Collin Ricketts, 2/12; James Melton,
3/10; Darris Hughes, 9/22; Jared
Combass, 2/2


ning a well covered post pattern
but Combass put the ball in the
only place it could be caught and
Melton broke free and raced to
paydirt. Davis was on target
again and the Tigers finally had a
comfortable 26-14 lead. The
night's scoring closed out with
4:43 remaining when Gator
punter Joseph stepped out of the
end zone rather than attempt a
punt, giving the Tigers another
safety.
Hubert entered the game with
a season average of almost 10
yards per carry and had 185
yards rushing on 22 attempts on
the night.
He is the second leading rush-
er in Southwest Florida with 534
yards on 58 tries and his rushing
average of 9.2 yards per carry in
the best in the area.
For the second straight week,
the Tiger defense played without
a single penalty. Their perform-
ance against the Gators was truly
a team effort. Linebackers Carl
Whitehead, Collin Ricketts and
David Pope led the rushing
defense. The defensive front,
anchored by nose tackle Edwin
Alvarez, defensive end Delvin
Hughes, and tackle Johnny
Jones, was also solid. Tiger
defensive backs Sim Putnam,
Omar Smith, and John Melton
had blanket coverage against the
Gator passing attack other than
the 31 yard touchdown-play.-Put-
nam had a pass interception.
Smith had a fumble recovery and
an interception while Melton had
two fumble recoveries.
Tiger coach Larry Antonacci


Glades Day: Nate Brinkley, 21/115;
Cedric Taylor, 4/14; Andrew Joseph,
1/14/ Josh Yong, 2/14; Mike Fernan-
dez, 1/1; and Josh McGregor, 1/-4.
Passing:
(Attempts/Completions/lntercep-
tions/yards)
Clewiston: Jared Combass, 16/5/0,
92 yds; Isandro Marquez, 1/0/0
Glades Day: Josh McGregor, 23/5/2,
54 yds.
Receiving: (Catches/Yards)
Clewiston: John Melton, 2/63;
Delvin Hughes, 2/28; Jamal Hubert,
1/1.
Glades Day: Andrew Joseph, 2/39;
Nate Brinkley, 1/12; Mike Fernandez,
1/2; Anthony Nelson, 1/1.
Team Stats:
Clewiston Glades Day
First downs 9 11
Rushes/yards 38/231 30/154
Passing yards 92 54
Pass/Compl/Int 17/5/0 23/5/2
Punts/avg. 7/30.6 3/25.7
Fumbles/Lost 1/0 5/4
Penalties 8/79 5/27


Briefs


was pleased with the squad's
performance saying, "That was
Tiger football. We made adjust-
ments on defense and the kids
just executed to near perfection.
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Brinkley finished the night
with 115 yards rushing on 21 tries
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Clewiston will have an open
week before hosting Glades Cen-
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Connections and disconnects; not only for telephones


: The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.
'Saint Martin's Church,
Clewiston
One of the stories that has
stuck with me is about a man
who called the telephone infor-
mation office to ask for the num-
ber for "Theater Arts" in a large
city. The operator told him she
had no listing for "Theodore
Arts." The man said "No, No,
Theater Arts!" The operator
repeated there was no such list-
ing. The man countered, "No!
No! Theater Arts!" "T HEATER
A R T S" he spelled to the opera-
Stor. She answered back, "Sir, that
is not how you spell
S'Theodore'." No wonder he
hung up! There is a great tragedy
:-,and lots of frustration in hot


being heard and understood. It
has to do with well-meaning
people who ,,W I
don't see why '.
others can't
see it their
way; and .'
those who say
what is obvi-
ous to them
and are not
heard.
I attended a Rev. Samuel
church meet-
ing recently omas
that was to dis-
cuss the revitalization of a small
congregation: One of the long-
standing members listened to
the plans for changing things
and asked where the money for
the plans was going to come
from. The facilitator heard her


question as resistance to change
and commented. I entered the
discussion that I sensed was
becoming a disconnect (yes,
similar to a telephone discon-
nect). I told the facilitator that I
saw no connection between the
two points of view.
On the one hand there was a
question about where funds
were coming from and on the
other a perceived resistance to
change; they were really unrelat-
ed. It turned out afterward that
the lady asking about the money
was really reconciled to change,
but wanted to make sure it was
based in reality that would make
it practical. The man sitting next
to her, another long-standing
member told me, "They don't
hear us." I agreed.
Not being heard leads to frus-


tration and can lead to anger.
The problem was not unknown
in Biblical times. It seems that
the Lord was talking about "the
yeast of the Pharisees and that of
Herod" one day and His follow-
ers decided among themselves it
was "it was because we have no
bread (Mark 8:14ff)." Jesus
heard them and asked them "Do
you have eyes but fail to see, and
ears but fail to hear? (vs 18)" and
then goes on to explain that
there was no shortage of bread
after the feeding of the 5,000 and
there was plenty left over of the
material-edible kind of bread but
He was talking about something
else. His frustration is still appar-
ent when He asked them finally
"Do you still not understand?
(vs.21)" Maybe one of the
greatest gifts we can give a per-


son is to hear them, really hear
them. I've been caught up listen-
ing to television, will hear a voice
in the background, catch a few
words and then have to make a
decision. I can say, "Yeah, uh-
huh" and hope what might have
been the called-for answer will
have been covered over and my
inattention will not be caught. I
can also ask for the comment to
be repeated, changing my atten-
tion from the TV set to the speak-
er and say "What did you say? I
didn't hear you." That may be a
bit more embarrassing at the
moment; it's admitting that I did-
n't pay attention but we human
beings are built to give the
majority of our attention to one
thing at a time. It's saying, "You
didn't have my attention that
moment, something else was


more important." It's also say-
ing, "You can have my attention
if you will tell me what it is and
let me listen." I'm saying "I was
disconnected but I want to con-
nect" and then stop to pay atten-
tion to what was really being
said. The Lord expressed His
frustration with not being heard
too; it took a few years for His
message to get through to His
disciples but He stayed with it.

I found it can take a lot of
explanations and many trials to
connect with some people but it
can really be worth it. I guess
there are those who believe that
about me, too. It may take lots of

trials, but I'll be there if they
want to work at it with me.


In remembrance of September 11


ALL STEEL BUILDINGS
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By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church,
'Clewiston


We realized anew the priceless
freedoms that we had enjoyed
and perhaps
had even taken


kers and window-washers work-
ing together so valiantly and
helped each other to escape. Let
us remember the firefighters who


I still believe in baseball, mom, for granted. We rushed upstairs as everyone else
and apple pie. Something still hap- realized anew was racing down. Let us remem-
Spens to me when I see people the precious- ber the police officers who per-
*waving flags and hear patriotic ness of family formed their duties until the tow-
songs being sung. Call me opti- and friends. ers came crashing down on top of
Smistic, but I still believe in one And we them. Let us remember the thou-
nation under God. In God I still have realized sands of workers, men and
trust. We are privileged to live in a that there are women, young and old, married
country that has an amazing imes- heroes among PastorJohn and single, American and interna-
. sage for the world. That message us everyday Hicks tional, who could not escape the
is freedom. We have a freedom people who buildings.
that enables us to have confidence make all of our lives better just by Let us remember the citizens
and know peace even when the doing their jobs, going the extra who rushed to the scene and did
Rest of the world might be in tur- mile, caring about others. And whatever they could to help. We
imoil. there are those in the military, remember and give thanks for
SFive years ago this past Sept. public safety, and law enforce- their unselfish commitment. Let
S11, our freedom was rocked. One ment who protect our families, us remember the people who
Sday everything was status quo. our freedoms and our very lives. poured into blood banks to make
The next day everything that had As we once more pass the donations. Let us remember the
seemed so solid was shaken. The anniversary of Sept. 11, let not the millions of Americans who gave
twin towers of the World Trade passing of years lead us to forget so generously to funds designed
-Center and the Pentagon, symbols or become indifferent. Let our to help survivors and their fami-
of American strength and stability, memory of the past transform our lies. And let us remember those
were taken out by terrorist attack. vision of the future, and let us hold who are still giving and sacrificing
Q Our lives were forever changed. close those who are close to us. for us and others like us.
S Our nation was attacked, build- Let us take time to once again Remembrance- begins with
ings were destroyed, and lives make a special effort recognize deep, personal identification. It
were lost. Our whole nation was those special heroes around us begins with remembering the
Dealt a blow that took the wind and once again thank them for affliction of our brothers and sis-
Sout of our sails. Instead of falling their efforts and sacrifices and the ters, and making their pain our
Apart, we as a nation became unit- front line defense they provide for own. It continues with seeking
Sed. The devastation created by the us. Let us not forget to lift up our healing together. Thanks be to
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:Hope Connections opens meal service locations
Hope Connections will provide 1, and we are now glad to be able Hope Connections offers ayari-
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City of LaBelle Fiscal Year 2006-2007
-. THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF LABELLE ARE 8.9
PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.
GENERAL ENTERPRISE TOTAL
FUND FUND FUNDS
SCASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD $2,255,000 $1,015,000 $3,270,000
ESTIMATED REVENUES:
S Taxes: Millage per $1000
Ad Valorem Taxes 3.5000 858,000 858,000
S Special Districts Taxes 680,000 680,000
Sales,Gas and Utility Taxes 1,120,000 1,120,000
Intergovernmental Revenue 1,610,947 1,724,743 3,335,690
Bond and Loan Proceeds 625,000 2,000,000 2,625,000
Charges for Services 574,735 1,132,000 1,706,735
Licenses, Permits & Impact Fees 162,000 60,000 222,000
Fines and Forfeitures 25,,000 25,000
<: Franchise Fees 275,000 275,000
Operating Transfers In & Repayments 150,000 550,000 700,000
Interest Earned/Other 89.450 55.000 144450
TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER. 6.170.132 5.521.743 11,691,875
FINANCING SOURCES
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES
ANDBALANCES $8.425..132 $6.536.743 $14 961 875
EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
General Go ernm ent $900,474 $900,474
PuOlic Safety 1,795,668 1,795,668
Physical En ironment 121,447 121,447
STransporafion 2,276,200 2,276,200
SEconomic Development 6,600 6,600
Human Services 194,790 194,790
Culture And Recreation 904,987 904,987
Water Treatment and Distribution 713,425 713,425
Water Capital Improvements 2,416,698 2,416,698
SSewer Collection and Treatment 442,124 442,124
Sewer Capital Improvements 1,516,330 1,516,330
Financial and Administrative 286,280 286,280
Operating Transfers Out &.Repayments 550,000 150,000 700,000
Debt Service 117.000 273.100 390.100
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES 6.867.166 5.797.957 12.665.123
: Reserves 1.557.966 738.786 2.296.752
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES
AND RESERVES $8,425,132 $6.536.743 $14,961.875
THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, /ND / OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
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Beware of Bolivian Sunflowers Farm Bureau plans


By Dan Culbert
IFAS/UF/Extension
Horticulture Agent
An issue that has come into
national attention has been the
"invasion" of our country by
aliens. It's riled up folks all across
the border and has now begun to
pop up as an issue in our local
neighborhood. But the USA is not
the only place where these
invaders are becoming an issue.

UNIVERSITY OF

FLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION

It's those darn Bolivian Sun-
flowers that we're talking about
,today a tall clumping bush with
typical daisy flowers. This plant is
a tall thick-stemmed plant that is
topped with lots of attractive yel-
low flowers. Often planted as a
screening plant, they can thrive in
our climate year round, and have
the potential to spread into
unwanted areas.
To be fair, this ornamental
plant is known by several com-
emon names. This plant has also
been called Mexican Sunflower,
uHonduras Sunflower, Japanese
:Sunflower, and Shrub Sunflower.
,Tree Marigold is another suitable
-common name, and I won't go
into some of the foreign language
:names that I've dug up.
SWith all these confusing
,names, it's a good chance to show
:the "beauty" of botanical names:
Tithonia diversifolia is a name that
:will work for both gardeners in
'Okeechobee and botanists from
iQueensland. I'm told the first part
,of the name came from a legend:
'a Trojan named Tithonus was
loved by the dawn goddess Eos,
but she tired of him and turned
him into a grasshopper. The
species name tells us that the
eaves of this plant have several
different shapes.
As the common names sug-
gest, this is a native of the Central
America and Mexico. It is cultivat-
ed for its beautiful flowers and
enormous size. It's a member of
the Daisy family, and is related to
the orange-flowered Tithonia
rotundiflora, which is also known
as the Mexican Sunflower, a totally
different plant.
Given a year or two, one small
branch can quickly grow from
:eight to 15 feet tall, and spreadto a
six-foot wide: clump. Its .fast


annual meeting


Sept. 15 is the deadline for early
registration and hotel reservations
for the Florida Farm Bureau (FFB)
Federation's 60th Annual Meeting
scheduled Oct. 11-13 at the Hilton
Oceanfront Resort in Daytona
Beach. This year's theme is "Fuel-
ing the Future," recognizing contri-
butions Florida's agricultural indus-
try can make by producing
products that can be converted into
fuels. The President's Reception on
Wednesday, Oct. 11, will honor out-
going FFB President Carl B. Loop Jr.
Early registration is $89; after Sept.


ur/Irt-r
The botanical name for the Bolivian Sunflower Tithonia diversifolia is a name that will work
for both gardeners and botanists


growth, upright habit and colorful
flowers have made it a seemingly
popular choice for an instant
screening plant.
The six to seven inch bright
golden daisy of the Bolivian Sun-
flower is not a single flower, but is
a head made up of many small
flowers. Around the rim are eleven
to thirteen rays that have the bright
"petals". Inside the floral circle are
200 to 300 tubular florets, each
one able to form a seed. Because
of their small size, the seed can
easily be spread by wind, further
increasing the range of this plant.
The flower fragrance of our
alien-has been described by some
as smelling like chocolate, while
others say it has a honey-like
aroma. In our area, Tithonia can
bloom from late spring until the
late fall. The plant's flowers are
visited by butterflies and many
bees, so some refer to this as a
plant that encourages wildlife an
argument that I disagree with.
The deep leaves of this Tree
Marigold are large and have a
fuzzy texture. The larger leaves are
deeply lobed. As the plant gets
taller it will form a rangy shrub
with wide pithy, unbranched
stems that are leafless at their


lower heights. It is suggested that
this plant be cut back to one foot
tall after the blooming period to
help control the height and width
of the clump.
In Africa, this species has been
used as a "natural" pesticide.
Farmers make a tea from either
burnt or fresh leaves and apply it
to termite infested affected trees
or directly on mounds to provide a
limited period of protection from
these insects. The large size of the
plant has interested some farmers
in Columbia as a biomass plant to
add organic material to poor soil
and as a feed source for some live-
stock.
I can attest to its rapid rate of
growth. When visiting a nursery
about 10 years ago, the grower
gave me a foot-long one-inch
thick stem section that had a few
roots. I potted it up, and away it
grew. When it reached a height of
about four feet, I transplanted it
along a fence in my back yard. As
it grew taller, some of the stems
fell over the fence. They rooted,
formed new plants and continued
their spread into a pepper infested
power line easement.
This thicket continued to take
over until the 2004 and 2005 hurri-


canes knocked it all down. It has
since recovered well, and the new
growth is back as thick as it ever
was. And now seedlings have
begun to spread down wind of the,
original site. Applications of nons-
elective herbicides like glyphosate
have been used to rid areas of
these volunteers as they attempt
to take over natural areas.
I highly recommend that
homeowners be careful if this
plant is introduced into your Flori-
da Yard. Frost free areas may see it
take hold and invade places
where it can crowd out desirable
native habitat. We don't need any
more of these kinds of aliens in
our piece of paradise.
I've placed photos and more
information on our Okeechobee
web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on the identification or manage-
ment of Bolivian Sunflower, please
email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners from 1 until 3 p.m.
on Tuesday afternoons.


GAINESVILLE Farmers and
ranchers have until Sept. 29, to
apply for four 2005 hurricane disas-
ter programs, announced Kevin L.
Kelley, State Executive Director of
the USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) in Florida.
Sign-up began on May 17 for the
four programs, which provide aid
to producers who suffered losses
due to the destructive hurricanes of
2005.
"We are doing everything we
can at FSA to help farmers recover
from the devastation brought by
last year's hurricanes," said Mr. Kel-
ley. "I'm encouraging all producers
to contact their local FSA office as
soon as possible so they can enroll
in these programs before the dead-
line, because there are no late filed
provisions for these programs."
The four programs Livestock
Indemnity Program (LIP), Feed
Indemnity Program (FIP), Hurri-
cane Indemnity Program (HIP),
and Tree Indemnity Program (TIP)
- are funded through Section 32 of
the Act of Aug. 24, 1935. Agriculture
Secretary Mike Johannes author-
ized the use of $250 million from
Section 32 funds in October 2005,
for crop disaster, livestock, tree, and
aquaculture assistance.
The Livestock Indemnity Pro-
gram provides payments to eligible
livestock owners and contract
growers who incurred the death of
livestock due to the hurricanes. The
Feed Indemnity Program provides
payments to eligible livestock own-
ers and cash lessees who suffered
feed losses or increased feed costs
due to the hurricanes. Hurricane
Indemnity Program provides pay-
ments to eligible producers who


15, registration is $99. Hotel reser-
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hotel directly at (386) 254-8200.
Room rates are $119 per night.
Deadline for hotel reservations is
Sept. 15. More information is avail-
able by contacting Rachel Kudelko
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Register for the conference by
submitting a registration form,
available online at
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local Farm Bureau office.


suffered crop losses and received
either a Federal Crop Insurance
Corporation crop insurance indem-
nity or an FSA Noninsured Crop
Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
payment. Due to how eligibility is
determined for HIP, all producers
who either filed a claim with a re-
insurance company or received an
indemnity must contact the county
FSA office prior to Sept. 29. The
Tree Indemnity Program provides
payments to eligible owners of
commercially grown fruit trees, nut
trees, bushes, and vines that pro-
duce an annual crop and were lost
or damaged due to the hurricanes.
To be eligible for this assistance,
a producer's loss must have
occurred in one of the 261 counties
that received a primary presidential
or secretarial disaster designation
due to 2005 Hurricanes Dennis;
Katrina, Ophelia, Rita, or Wilma. A
list of the eligible counties in Alaba-
ma, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi,
North Carolina, and Texas is avail-
able at http://www.usda.gov/Hurri-
caneInfo.xml.
USDA has also made other pro-
grams available to assist farmers
and ranchers, including the Emer-
gency Conservation Program, Fed-
eral Crop Insurance and the Nonin-
sured Crop Disaster Assistance
Program.
Interested farmers may contact
their local USDA Service Centers for
further information on eligibility
requirements and application pro-
cedures for these and other pro-
grams.
Additional information is also
available online at:
http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov.


Bronson appointed to

renewable energy committee


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
has been appointed to the Steering
Committee of "25x'25" a biparti-
san national organization commit-
ted to seeing that the nation's agri-
cultural industry produces 25
percent of the country's energy
needs by the year 2025.
"I.am honored to be selected to
help guide this important initiative,
which is designed to reduce our
nation's dependency on foreign oil
and at the same time enable Flori-
da growers and their counterparts
across the country to produce fuel
crops which will provide another
source of potential income to keep
our farms and ranches in busi-
ness," Commissioner Bronson
said.
The "25x'25" initiative has been
embraced by numerous governors


and state legislatures across the
country, as well as by more than
200 businesses and organizations
throughout the United States. It is
committed to seeing that farmers,
ranchers, forest landowners and
related stakeholders work to
advance new energy solutions
from the nation's working lands.
Commissioner Bronson last week
hosted Florida's first "Farm to Fuel"
Summit, a meeting attended by
more than 300 agricultural produc-
ers, representatives of national
companies involved in producing
energy from farm products, state
and federal officials, and scientists
to begin implementing the initiative
in Florida. The announcement of
Bronson's appointment to the
Steering Committee of the national
organization was made at last
week's summit in Orlando.


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Freshwater Fishing Regulations: What's best for your area?


By Bob Wattendorf,
biologist,
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
It's a real balancing act to try
to decide whether we need
more rules or less rules, stricter
rules or more lenient rules to
deliver what Florida anglers
want here in the best recreation-
al fishery in the world.
Florida Wildlife Conservation
Commission's (FWC) Division
of Freshwater Fisheries manage-
ment's overall mission is "to
manage, enhance and preserve
Florida's freshwater aquatic life
for public benefit." Our day to-
day objective is "to provide opti-
mum-sustained use" of these
resources.
The balancing act results
from "optimum" meaning dif-
ferent things to different people,
so we try to find. out what the
local public wants from the
resource and provide it to them
in appropriate locations. For
instance, in some places people
may want a trophy bass fishery -


- even if all the fish have to be
released. In others, they may be
more interested in a bream and
catfish fishery that provides a lot
of fish to take home for dinner.
In making these decisions, we
must ensure we manage the
resource, not only for current
demands, but always x\ith an
eye to the future, so the-resource
can be "sustained" over the long
haul.
"Use'" recognizes other val-
ues than just harvest.
For instance, the catch-and-
release ethic and the impor-
tance of aquatic habitats to land
owners, boaters and others have
to be part of the picture. So, our
challenge is to balance the
future of the resource based on
the best available science, with
anglers and others enjoying the
resource, while at the same
time, balancing the goal of opti-
mizing public use in local areas
and keeping regulations simple.
One case in point is "spider
rigs." These are boats with mul-.
tiple fishing rods, sometimes
.more than 20 per angler, that


often target black crappie
(speckled perch) or other
schooling fish. Similarly, some
shoreline anglers like to put out
multiple poles, sit back and wait
for the action to unfold.
Although. these anglers may
increase their.odds, they are still
restricted to the same bao limits
as an angler with a single rod or
pole.
Many issues come to mind
here, but our first concern is the
resource. Our biologists'exam-
ine the population, size and
growth rates of tish and e\ aluate
their habitat and available for-
age to get a good idea of the
health of a fishery (for instance,
the crappie fishery in Lake
Kissimmee).
They also examine the use of
the fishery \ia creels i.sur\ eys of
anglers to determine ho\ mranx
fish they are catching and how\
many anglers are using the
resourcehow often).
From that we determine if the


population is being over-fished
or remaining stable. Remember,
native freshwater fish species
have relatively short life spans,
and natural mortality often,
exceeds angling mortality, so
allowing some harvest is often
good for the resource and does
not adversely affect its sustain-
abiliti If harvest needs to- be'
regulated, this is normally han-
dled by creel limits, while size
limits can help ensure fish have
an opportunity to spa%\ n at least
once before the\ are caught, or
help create higher-quality fish-
eries, \with more, large, fish.
The second issue, is public
use and social perception In the
case o: spider rigs, as long as
creel limits present these
anglers from taking more fish
than other anglers and still pro-
tects the fishery, should the state
regulate, how an' angler takes
them? This is a quandary fishery.
biologists and administrators
frequently deal \\lth and applies


to many other techniques, such
as use of electronic fish finders,
elevated platforms on boats for
spotting fish, use of live versus
artificial bait, underwater cam-
eras for spotting fish, fish scents,
flashing lights and more.
As recreational fishing tech-
nology continues to improve
and some anglers revert back to
what they consider to be more-
purist techniques, such as fly
fishing from a kayak, this ques-
tion is bound to come up more
frequently. So. as we weigh the
options, we are interested in
know ing xxhat's best for your
area.
i The FWC antss to hear from
our stakeholders, and one way
you can provide feedback is to
participate in online surveys.
The question of spider rigs is
featured at MyFWC.com Fish-
ing. Scroll down in the right
hand column and click "Quick
Input Survey" to letus know
what you think.


Each year, FWC staff evalu-
ates proposed changes to hunt-
ing and freshwater fishing regu-
lations. Changes supported by
staff are submitted for consider-
ation at the September Commis-
sion meeting. This year is an off-
year, meaning criteria for
changes are conservative. Pro-
posed rule changes are posted
on our Web site
"http://myfwc.com/commis-
sion/Final2007- 2008Internet-
CommentVersion.pdf"MyFWC.
cor commission Final2007-
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df and mailed to identified stake-
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With studies of the healthful
benefits of chocolate in the
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chocolate as "health food."
New varieties of "heart
healthy" chocolate are compet-
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of the supermarket.
The basis for claims that
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from the fact that chocolate con-
tains antioxidants beneficial
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found in fruits and vegetables.
Chocolate comes from a plant
in the form of Cocoa beans.
Anti-oxidants are sub-
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health problems such as heart
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Researchers in the United
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bean contains high levels of
anti-oxidants.
Researchers in the Japan
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HVAC TECHNICIAN
Pahokee Housing Authority is accepting applications for a
highly responsible position, HVAC technician, until 4:00 p.m.,
Friday, September 22, 2006. Must be 18 years of age or older;
high school diploma or equivalent; EPA refrigerant certification;
ability to lift50+ Ibs; Valid Florida's Driver's License, Class E;
gooddriving record; at least three years experience in mainte-
nance, servicing, add repairing of appliances containing Freon;
experience in operating recovery systems and proper disposal
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be presented at Interview. Good Benefits. Must be bondable.
Salary in accordance with Federal Wage Decision. Background
check will be performed. Applicant must complete application
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Hale,. Executive Director, 465 Friend Terrace, Pahokee, FL
33476. Pahokee Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity
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TEACHER NEEDED
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Eckerd Youth Alternatives, a leader in therapeutic programs for
youth-at-risk, seeks a Teacher to join our outdoor program in
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sizes, support for classroom management, and the'ability to
provide hands-on education to an underserved population.
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Resume to Kim Washington, 100 N. Starcrest Dr., Clearwater,
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lent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Emergency Management.
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 5 days per week
(except as noted above)
CLOSING DATE: September 22, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
RO.Box1018
Moore Haven, Fl33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace



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

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

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
RN .
ACADEMIC INSTRUCTOR
(2 available)
RECREATION SPECIALIST
SERGEANT

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

TKM-Bengard Farms, LLC
and Cypress Cooling, LLC

are now hiring experienced individuals
for the following positions:
SShipping/ Receiving Personnel for
Cooler Operation
Please apply in person at:
2305 Cypress Ln., Belle Glade FL 33430
(561)996-1980 Ask for Missy


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HELP WANTED

Custodian: Must be able to work evenings, work
independently, and have no criminal background.
A valid drivers license is required.
Emergency Management Director: Must have
knowledge of the principles and practices of emer-
gency planning, response operations, public infor-
mation and education techniques. Must have
graduated from a four year accredited college or
university with related course work in emergency
planning and four years of responsible experience
in emergency management programs including
two years of supervisory training or experience; or
an equivalent combination of training and experi-
ence.
Mechanic I.: Basic mechanic knowledge, e.peri-
ence ,s an alJftmollVe-&otIv~ worker or Mer.ran-
ic's helper preferred.
Mechanic II.: Graduate from an approved course
in heavy & diesel mechanics, three years experi-
ence.
Both Mechanic positions require class B driver's li-
cense. Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
Both located in Clewiston.

Highway Maintenance Technician I. Maintains
highways, municipal and rural roads, and rights-
of-ways in safe condition. Must have a valid Flori-
da Commercial Driver's license, Class B or higher
with air brake endorsement.

Electrical Inspector: Must have 8 yrs. experience
with a licensed contractor.
Building Inspector: Must have 8 yrs. experience
with a licensed contractor.
The positions are full time with medical benefits,
retirement, sick and
vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled.

Job description & applications can be obtained in
the Satellite Office in Clewiston and the Court-
Shouse in LaBelle in the
HR Department.
VetPref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing as-
sistance in the application
process should contact the Hendry County Com-
missioners HR department.
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Driver Wanted!
We are looking for a minimum CDL
'"B" with Hazmat who is looking for
a better opportunity. Our starting
pay is a minimum of $12+ hour
and we guarantee a minimum of 45
hours per week, plus quarterly cash
bonuses. In addition, we offer a
Benefit package that includes Health
Care, fully paid short and long term
disability, life insurance and a 401K
retirement program with matching
employer contributions.
Cut out the long commutes and
call this LaBelle company today.
.800-330-1369.


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* Immediate opening, perform general .
I clerical duties, accounting & book- I
I keeper knowledge required. Must be I
I self-motivated and able to multi-task.
Benefits provided.
I Apply at site:
l 808 NW 12th Street
l Belle Glade, FL
l Or Fax Resume:
I (561)992-9156
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TWO POSITIONS-GREAT

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products. This position is fast paced, deadline oriented, and requires some o
Prefer Bachelor's degree and 3-4 years of experience in a related field.


PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Familiarity with fertlizing/irrigation/insecticide programs. Needs to demonstr
handling multiple tasks successfully. Need a valid driver's license with
Computer skills such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. Excellent communication
of handling multiple tasks successfully. Willing to work grove operations scl
player.
Degree in Agricultural Science preferred.

ABOUT SOUTHERN GARDENS CITRUS
Southern Gardens is the world's largest supplier of 100 percent pure Florida
(NFC) orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. We are a di
Sugar Corporation, one of America's largest diversified, privately held agrib
employee owned and have world class benefits including outstanding media
income and employee stock ownership. The Company is headquartered on
Florida's Lake Okeechobee between Fort Myers and West Palm. US Sugar is
Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women and Minorities are encou
Email your resume to Jdooley@ussugar.com
Fax 863-902-2889
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse we
Minorities are encouraged to apply.






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 59.00 plus tips
Cage Cashier S9.50 per hour
Cocktail Server 55.50 plus tips
Dining Room Server S5.50 plus tips
Dishwasher/Steward S7.50 per hour
Human Resource Clerk S10.00 per hour
Maintenance Worker S10.00 per hour
Players Club Representative S10.00 per hour
Prep Cook/Expeditor S8.00 per hour
Public Space Attendant S8.00 per hour
TAD Customer Service Rep. S21.00 avg. w/tlps
TAD Machine Technician S12.50 per hour
Wardrobe Clerk S9.00 per hour
We are also seeking candidates for these management positions:
Director of Facilities Human Resource Recruiter
Public Space Supervisor Security Supe~tisoF TAD FloorSupervisor

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

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Ophthalmic Assistant
LPNIornI fFr, fTa&W ) Clewiston Satellite Office
Siari L MIV ,, IA, ,',l,' i, I'obi d Looking for candidates with
Ful time. RN ,i S .dS ..pr excellent patient relation
.Fh1 I.- M, M J.' cI' CL, P rq skills. Perform preliminary
Paioda RN R IN MwSgpOv2 work-ups for patient exams.
Ild ,FL t + i, ch, il op hl. hOrC ,*iJi,' Medical exp. helpful,
FulliiBBih .Saa e, certified higher salary.
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Full ti e HimTI sila MagP e (239) 790-2431,.
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Fullliiu -Reied N Nursing
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Full me RespIralto Thempst
C T o., Pr plird a h ,, (m Q)ne. esrp I,, jduli I ger cal pj lIen RN with MDS and LTC
car BL 1andACLis ie. experience preferred.
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a, [.:,. i. i ni:il ri..,T1.:.,lu ina lonil .:oil o. I i lblbC Ior ceil or Suice Apply at:
.. i c.:h,'u.: i .,. ii, i. iri.:.,.c nL,, iii C.'i .i ,', i ii ruTci, ,TI 250 Broward Ave
riji,,i ,,,ii ,, ,,,.-..,rii ece,, .. ,-uo uor, LaBelle or Fax resume to:
Fll lime- Housekeeper 863-675-7415.
Prev exp In hospital or hotel housekeeping Is pref. .
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805 EOE, Drug Free Workplace.
Drug Free Workplace EOE .. ....

SHOP INVENTORY CLERK Financial

King Ranch currently has a position availaDle for a I I
Shop Inventory Clerk. Main duties include handling
shop parts inventory including ordering, receiving ne- "
and distribution of parts as well as handling comrn- Opportuities 305
puterized parts inventory. Basic computer experi- Moaey Lender,' 310
ence required and prior experience with Tea Preparation 315
computerized shop inventory system preferred.
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday, some
weekends. Bi-Lingual preferred. Valid Fla. drivers II
license required. Full benefits package including
medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement #1 HOME BUSINESS PERI-
401 (k), paid vacations and holidays. Interested ODI Get Facts NOWI Don'i
candidates please call (561)996-7257. EOE, Drug Lose Your Dream! Award
Free Workplace. Winning Giant Is Creating
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The Pahokee Housing Authority is accepting applications/re- ALLCASH CANDY ROUTE Do
sumes'for a temporary Maintenance Mechanic, until 4:00 p.m., chinas Free Candy All for
Friday, September 22, 2006. Must be 18 years or older: high 9,e9n (Fa88829 f9or
school diploma or equivalent; have the ability to lift fifty or 00003. C( LL US: We9
more pounds. Valid Florida CDL Driver's License; good driving willnot e undersoldl
record. Credentials, certifications, etc., must be presented ate u
interview. At least two years working knowledge and experi- Imagine. you are... Looking
ence in plumbing, electrical, carpentry; willing and able to re- To Bu Or Sell A Business &
spond to after hour emergencies. Must be bondable. Salary In Are Matched With The Right
accordance with Federal Wage Decision: Applicant must con- Opportunity Quickly NBCS
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tion/resume to: Julia Hale, Executive Director 465 Friend Of Businesses CALL
Terrace, Pahokee, FL 33476. PHA is an Equal Opportunity (800)999-SALE Or Visit
Employer and promotes a Drug-Free Workplace. www.NBCSLLC.com.

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the world found yo. One man's etr l t. Great quiment. Great Lo-
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County School Board Bus A T F Business, *Paralegal, L keehobeA re
Driver. Contact the (8)3- *Computers *Criminal Jus- LI Mar rTANNING BED BUSINESS
Transportation Dept.at ti twice. Job placement assis- Started under saddle. $1000 2 Beds, 1 Booth
863-674-4115 or tance. Computer provided. Started under sadle. $1000. Established Business.
Cheryl Jameson at Financial Aid if qualified. Call 863772-519-2292 Large clientele.
jamesonc@ PIER 1, Natural Grass woven (866)858-2121 www.onll- 2-519-2292 Inventory included, new bulbs.
hendry.k12.fl.us rug. New. 90 sq. ft. $100 or neTidewaterTech.com. Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to $20,000 or best offer.
best offer. (863)441-1301 DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS German warm blood stallion, (863)885-1718
** M children, etc. Only one signa- super sweet, $2500
ture required! *Excludes (863)357-JUMP.
govt. fees Call weekdays ( -
HANDMADE. BABY QUILT- (800)462-2000, ext.600. L 1 lI LaBelle 3/3 Down Town, Near
$50. Call Diane (8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, Courthouse. Lg. rooms, Top
(863)763-3265 LLC. Established 1977. Area $209K or Annual Lease
FENCE GATES Farm Master, $1800 mo. 863-675-1107
NEW SELF STORAGE HIGHCHAIRS, CHG. TABLE & OWN BY PHONE! Zero Down- galvanized, mesh, (2) 4' and r $8 863-6
46 units 7x15, 8x15,10x15, Garden Center for kids. $75 50" Plasma HDTV $39.50 (1) 12', very good cond. NEW HOMES in OCALA, FL
10x30,12x30,15x25.Full for all, will sell sep. FREE per WEEK, X-Box 360 100(561)157731. Pre-Construction Pricing,
electric, secure on Commerelo box clothes. 863-675-1847 2250 per WEEK, 1000W (1)1-1 Zero Down for Investors,
St. 350 ft. from Clewlston Stereo, I-Pods, TEVOs, Gul- RIDING MOWER- Craftsman, Realtor Inquiries Welcome.
Police Dept. 863-983-6663, TODDLER BED & DRESSER, tars ALL @ $24.95 Per 48" cut, 18HP, runs good, Call Kinder Homes at
863-983-2808, after hrs. g good condition. $200 or best WEEKI For FREE DELIVERY $550 or best offer (352)622-2460 or www.ln-
863-983-8979 offer. (863)697-8084 Call Now (800)868-8966. (863)634-4818 vestinOcalaFL.com.


starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX, www.cinnamon'
shore.com, (866)891-5163.:
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable
Homes & Mountain Cabins,
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CHURE (877)837-2288 EXIT
REALTY MOUNTAIN VIEW
PROPERTIES www.exitmur-
phy.com.
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Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906'
www.realtyofmurphy.com.


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QUILT TOPS- 4, Squares for
more. Needs to be finished. GREENTREE SOU
DAILY WORK DAILY PAY All for $10. or best offer GREENTREESO
CIT R US ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE (863)234-1700 Aa labor
STEEL SHELVING Good for 1,2 & 3 Bedrc
BENEFITS L R 4iNDERS shed or shop use. 4 shelves,
approx. 4' high, 20" deep, 42"
202 E. Sugrland Hwy (.. crom Cowist L.) long. $12. 863-675-2596 Rental Assistance Avail
(863) 902-9494 Must earn a minimum o
i farm labor activities
Merhan ise Spacious Apartment in q
"..:r .,1 .um,' c : Mr'nn.,.r CHIHUAHUA- male, 2yrs old, Full time bilingual Site M
ur ,iung P L S C s 2 potty trained, tan color, $400 Community Room, Tot I
u-ur PLUS SIZE CLOTHES- size 20, (863)824-8749 Sewer andtrash include
with access. pant suits, skirtdent
o,.rdin.i[iric .,.icurir, suits, shoes, hats, $450 for CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Male, chargetoresient
[ Ir, ,c..r .nd J rli, all will sep (863)635-0522 12 weeks old, shots/wormed. Handicap units available
c Ut 1Microuoi OuL e Air Conditioners 505 SCRUBS- 15 tops, Some $350.863-697-6618 Rentalratesstarting at
overtime. Antiques 510 pants Size small. $50. COCKATIELS (2), with cage. Call 675-0313ordr
Appliances 515 (863)697-8084 $75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle. affordable
Appliance Parts 520 CONURES (3), Mated pair & TDD #1-81
Beauty Supplies 525 older baby w/large cage. $600 40 Greentree Dri
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535 COLLECTION Man (863)675-0247 LaBelle On Hwy 29, 5 mill
Building Materials540 ELVIS COLLECTION, Many FREE HAMSTERS, (4) adults, 9:00 AM- 5:1
Business Equipment 545 items, Rare albums, ems Need taming. 863-801-1302 Equal Housi
ate a proven record of Carpets/Rugs 550 from Graceland, memorabilia.
ate a proven record of Children's Item 555 $450 neg. (863)467-0627 TOY FOX TERRIER & Japa-
good driving record. China, Glasswar, lto. 560 FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS nese Chin both males $450.
skills. Proven record Clothing 565 (1000)- Racing & Comic. late for both. Or will sep.
ledules and be a team Coins/Stamps 570 80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400 (863)983-6537
Collectibles 575 or best offer!! 863-763-8943 RIDING MOWER, Snapper, 12
Computer/Video 580 iT I 1 HP, 30" cut. $500.
Crafts/Supplies 585 m e (863)517-2077 Labelle
Cruises 590 nl I I BILLIARDS TABLE- Older
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595 model, Felt needs to be re- ma IM
JS Fireplace Fixture 600 PENTIUM 4- Complete, key- placed. $100.
Firewood 605 (863)467-3051
Furniture 610 board, mouse, educational (863)4673051 Okeechobee Livestock
not-from-concentrate Furnue 61 program, $250 POOL TABLE-with balls, good Market Sales every
vision of United States Health Reducing (863)843-0158 condition, $500 Mon. 12pm & every
businesss firms. We are Equiment 620 SCANNER- UMAX Astra (863)634-3923 Tues.11am.763-3127
ical, 401K, retirement Heating Equipment/ 1220S, All hardware. Extra
the southern shore of Supplies 625 software, Win. 98, $25. rt et
an Equal Opportunity Household Items 630 (863)675-4970 Lv, msg. H lll
raged to apply Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640 r m11' SUB WOOFERS (2), 15" Quan- I
Luggage 645 tum. $300 (863)634-6476
Medical Items 650 _
Miscellaneous 655 CHINA CABINET, Solid wood, Apar s
rkforce Women and Musical Instruments660 2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hands
Office Supplies/ Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must Business Places 910
Equipment 665 see!$500 (863)763-8943 HOBART TIGMATE WELDER, Commercial
Pets/Supplies/ COFFEE TABLE, Cherr, w/stick & tig welding, like Property 915
Services 670 Queen Anne, excellent condi new, cost $1300, sell for Condos,'
Photography 675 tion. $40 or best offer. $850. (863)467-5725 Townhouses Rent920
Opotu niti 0 Plumbing Supplies 680 (863)763-0141 leave msg. Farm Property-
SPools & Supplies 685 D G R ent 925
Restaurant DININGROOM TABLETie House Rent 930
NOTICE Equipment 690 top, White wash, Peach tile Land Rent 935
Independent Newspapers will Satellite 695 w/pattern, Seats 4. $150. Belle Glades/Pahokee Resort Property -
never accept any advertise- Sewing Machines 700 Firm (863)634-0387 Sell your house fast, for Rent 945
ment that is illegal or con- Sporting Goods 705 DINING TABLE custom made cash! Roommate 950
sidered fraudulent. In all Stereo Equipment 710 w/glass top, nice cond. Cost Need to sell your home fast Rooms to Rent 955
cases of questionable val- Television/Radio 715 $1150 new, sacrifice for &cant afford to pay thou- Storage Space -
ue, such as promises of Tickets 720 $125. (561)633-1371. sands of dollars in real Rent 960
guaranteed Income from Tools 725 estate commission? Our
work-at-home programs-if Toys I Games 730 ROCKER / RECLINER La-Z- firm may be your answer;
it sounds too good to be CRs 735 Boy. Brown, 5 mos old, Ex- we use private funds that A tmI1
true, chances are that it is. Wanted to Buy 740 cellent condition. $300 don't require long drawn out
If you have questions or (863)763-4920 bank approvals so we are
doubts about any ad on SOFA, Reclining, pastel colors, able to close quickly!
these pages, we advise that ir$100 neg. (863)261-3568 We specialize in solving
before responding or send- problems:
ing moneyahead of time, C do II SOFAS (2), Matching, gray Can't affordinsurance/
you check with the Better w/flowers, good condition, taxes?
Business Bureau at A/C UNIT- Commercial, Bard, $150 or will separate. House needs repairs? I l l
772-878-2010 for previous 4 ton A/C Package unit. Wall (863)357-1352 Behind on payments?
complaints, mount Was installed, Never WOODBUNKBEDS Relocating?
Used. $750. (863)357-3400 can separate into 2 twins. : Liquidatin an estate?
Some 800 and 900 telephone AIR CONDITIONER 3 1/2 ton Engraved w/horses. $200 or a Divorcing. 'I
numbers may require an central unit, Frigidaire, NC & best offer. 863-634-8445 Call today @ 561-602-8000
extra charge, as well as Heat. $300. (863)697-2044. to review your home sale 'S
long distance toll costs. We optionsl D ri t -
will do our best to alert our CENTRAL A/C UNIT For M/H NW CN C TR wnt-
reader of these charges in or small house. 3 ton a/c & NEW COIN COLLECTOR want- ICa;: '
the ads, but occasionally heat. $200 or best offer. GUN RACK/ WALL MOUNT ing to add to my collection.
wemaynot beawareof the 863-467-6865 22x29" holds 4 rifles, Please call to sell coins &
charges. Therefore if you 1960's. Small drawer, $25. paper money 239-693-4891
calla number out of your 863-610-1276 OLD FLORIDA ART- paintings,
area, use caution. .I .R, pics, and drawings, & Older "
BARBER CHAIR, black leather Firearms:Win,Wbys, pistols LAKEACCESS3BR/2BA
ARER ImHsAIR, 06Wh erlo, LAK5E ACS 281-415
w/porcelain base, all hy- (561)281-4153 1730 SF, L/R, D/R, F/R.
draulics work. $800/neg. SILK TREE BUSHES (2) Ask- WANTED: FLORIDA ART $1200/mo. $1KDep.

machine, about 50-60 years RA. Mcend on,



old. $40. T $(225)753-0205 0 R A. McClendon, S. Newt BnToSuit
old. $4 (225)753-0205 BIG $$ (772)562-5567
: n 0 DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct, Wanted: Viking Lot, high &
w/surrounding diamonds, dry w/road access. Rea-
DISHWASHER, Whirlpool, $450 (863)675-7105 or sonable. (772)692-4114
$100 (863)634-051'7(863)673-5023 AVAILABLE
SoFLAVOR WAVE OVEN:Vere

GRILL, New, GE, electric, used USA made w/light kit. Cost
S2times. $20 (863)763-0141 $125 each, asking $70 for
leave message or call in eve- both, will sep. (561)633-1371 Chritmas Trees 745 Bele Glade Area
S ning. Swag Lamps, (2), Tiffany Farm Equipment 805
HOT WATER HEATER new style cream & dark green, Farm FeeW Products 810
1 never used, 50 gallon, GE $100 for both. Farm Miscellaneous 815 *Call5 6162-8
electric, will sell for $190. (561)629-6213 Farm Produce 820
(863)634-5113 Offered 825
REFRIGERATOR- small, per- Frm Supplies/
The most important fect for RV, brand new, $100 Services Wanted 830 o
Fertilizer 835 .a
20 minutes of your day (239)324-2115 LG. CHARCOAL BBQ GRILL Horses 840
is the time spent reading SHOW TIME ROTISSERIE & Barrel shaped. Good condition. Landscaping Late Summer Discounts and
Bar-B-Que: As Seen On TV: $50. or best offer Supplies B45 Free Golf! Dale E Peterson
with your child from Very good. $50 863-675-3401 863-697-6507 anytime Lawn & Garden 850 Vacations. Navarre, Okaloo-
irt. Livestock 855 sa Island, Destin, South
birthto age nine. STOVE- GE glass top w/oven, |0I Poultry/Supplies 860 Walton, Panama City.
Beige, Works good. $100. Seeds/Plants/ www.destinresorts.com
(863)467-3051 FREE DIABETIC SUPPLIES! Flowers 865 (800)336-9669.
STOVE, Hotpolnt, Electric, MEDICARE PATIENTS! Call
good condition, $30. Us Toll Free (866)294-3476
(863)634-6325 and receive a FREE METERI!
RETIREE: Boost Income, Low- WASHER/DRYER- washer m-ed Quality Diabetic I
er Risk, Save Taxes, Don't needs timer. Gas dryer, Spe n ImclI7 I r
Outlive Your Money. Free works well. $50/both. MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex- ROUNDBALES
On-Line Retirement Seminarl 863-674-0610 cellent condition, $750 neg. For beddin or mulch. (41)
TUes. Sept. 19 at 4, 6, or 8 (863)675-6630 LaBelle $250. Will sell separately. Business Places -
PM. Registerat www.ralpha- ~ea I POWER CHAIR, Merits, Holds Sale 1005
dor80 4X.com or callup to 350 Ibs. New battery & Commercial 1010
(800)551-7934. tires. Pd. $7,598. Now $600. Property-Sale 1010
STEEL BUILDING SALEI orbestoffer. (239)324-2115 Condos/
Ser,,!Ues U RG SREL ToE tS 3;el BEAUTIFUL 4YR. OLD PAINT Towho s. Sale 115
"MANUFACTURER DIRECT SCOOTER, Sonic, 3 wheel, Very sweet & lovable. Trims & Farms Sale 1020
Since 1980l" Other sizes. Ex- brand new, fold easy to fit in loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid- Houses Sale 1025
o I ~/ample: 35'x50'x17' $9900 trunk, $500.(239)823-1114 erpref$1500863-467-7123 Hunting Property1030
S 5x40'x14' $5800 (LIMITED VIC'S VAPORIZER New Investment
QTY.) Front end optional. cond. in box. Bottle of solu- Property Sale 1035
Pioneer. (800)668-5422. tion incl. $14 or best offer. Land Sale 1040
863-675-2596. ft Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
| Is Out of State
^ j ,Property -Sale 1055
Services Offered425 Ok Property Inspection 060
Insurance 430 ALUM. WINDOWS (8 36x62 AIRLINE MECHANIC Rapid os T A4 Real Estate Wanted1065
Medical Services435 and (3) doubles 50x71. Ask- training for high paying Avia- .^ S de Resort Property -0
ing $200 (772)618-0607 tion Career. FAA predicts se- On Lie LService Sale 1070
__________ vere shortage. Financial aid if B Trade Warehouse Space 1075
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ qualify Job placement as- uyade Waterfront property 1080
SBuy Direct From Manufac- distance. CALL AIM Hors k, Etc.


ITHAPARTMENTS
mental Community.
mediate Occupancy.
'om Apartments
able to qualified households
f $2665 from agricultural or
quiet, country setting
manager
ot, Playground, Activities
Id in rent no additional
e
$487
op by tosee one of our
apartments.
00-955-8771
ive, #101, Labelle
es South of Hwy 80)
O0 PM, Mon-Fri
ng Opportunity


LOG HOME LEADER SEEKS
DEALERS Original Old Tim-
er Log Homes. Quality Kiln-
Dried Logs, High Commis-
sions, Stability, Support &
Training. Contact Mr;
James Today!
(800)467-3006 www.oldti-
merloghomes.com.
MOORE HAVEN, 3BR, 2BA;
DB, New carpet & floors .75
ac., In Country Meadows:
$149,900.(239)633-7173
NEED TO SELL! Owner finance
avail.' 3/2 lake access. Around
corner from Buckhead Lock:
1730 SF, L/R, D/R, F/R. Metal
roof, front/back decks. $175K:
863-634-5236
Nice 2.5 acre lot, in Pioneer od
Tampa Ave., $106,000;
(817)729-9023
delgado42000@yahoo.com '
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!! Call our Factory for
FREE Color Brochure;
(800)622-2832.
PORT LaBelle: 4/2 Upgrades
galore! Lg. Rooms, Lg. Yard.
Near School. Price to sell.
$184K, or Annual Lease
$1800. Owner 863-673-5071;

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MIDDLE GEORGIA
Deer, turkey, wild boar, fish-
ing. Prices start at $200K.
888-486-8386


CLEWISTON: 1.93 Acres on
Midway Acre 250 Taft Blvd. w/
All improvements. 509' Front-
age. $124,900.561-993-5886,
MONTURA RANCH ESTATE
1.25 ac. on paved main road.
412 Bald Cypress Ave.
$49,900 neg. (561)993-5886
Get a quick response to
any tem you may be sel-
In with a classified ad.



1+ ACRE WITH POND TN
1.2 acre wooded parcel with
a gentle slope, front to back:
Pond on the northeast side;
Some bluff views available
after clearing. Close to huge
state park. Only $89,9001
Call (866)292-5769.
19+ ACRE WOODED PARCEL
On the TN/KY border. Beau-
tifully wooded 19.68 site on
a gently rolling hill. Minutes
from Land Between the
Lake rec. area. This one.
won't last at $39,2001 Call
(866)339-4966.
20 acres, $59,990 Mature
Pinion Pines, mtn views,
wildlife, close to BLM.
Horseback riding, hiking,
hunting. Perfect for vaca-
tion, investment, retire-
ment. Electricity. 100%:
financing. Larger acreage
available. (866)365-2825.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA:
ESCAPE THE HEAT IN THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC Homes, Cabins, Acreagi
& INVESTMENTS. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE. cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868..
East Tennessee- Norris Lake
5.6 acre wooded LAKE,
FRONT lot- $66,500 5.1:
ACRE WOODED view lot,
$28,900 Call Lakeside Re-
alty @ (423)626-5820 Or
visit www.lakesiderealty.
tn.com.
EUFALA AL WATERFRONT
Gated community 2 hour(
from Atlanta & the Coast,
1/2 to 3 acres from the
$40's. Fishing, boating;
swimming & more. Club,
house, boat slips, nature
trails. (866)880-2976.
GEORGIA/ NORTH CAROLINA
Captivating mountain views1
lakes, rivers, waterfalls:
Homesites starting @
$39,900. Log home kits @
$39,900. Limited availability
Call (888)389-3504 X 700.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes


Thursday, September 14, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee









Thursday, September 14, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


I Houses Sale


I Houses Sale


I I-ale


4al EDrwevrties


528 E Sugarland Hwy. ClersltTn
(863) 983-8559
After Hous Phone: Cheryl Eby Gutjahr (863) 228-1562
lllpid A Sataii. 16i( 87i J- 14 E'.p .,: l
Mlii20r Sanii (fl .l 4 14 E jnI .l
EI,,e Sfl[,lr+ l2J'llS 7 49il E Ci.a ,)


111, 21 IB'l B JAh",IIE W n ILl1* 1 b L
le' Lale '0 A.:cg,. F'P c.: Ij t.b-: ,I itld edl
S109) 000 Oiner is wllingm1 I3 k k 3r all ,c.ler.
Call today!
CLEWISTON
*EYecuti-u. HTi", ..n De-f Mun'e Ave., 3
S.r 4 bedimr'. 3 bath,' I + acr,. custom
ui-e nd upgraded kitchen. 5525,000
'3 BR, 2 BA MH w.Lcg Screened
Porch Scrrunole Manrr. Mal:k an Offer!
'* BR, I BA Humen on rnmer lut.
Sagamore Ave. Reduced to $130,000.
*3BR/1BA Home. Osceola Ave. $199,000.
*3BR/2BA MH Seminole Manor. $89,900
*3 BR/2 BA Brick Home, ceramic tile.
Just outside of town $139,900
*3 BDI 2 BA 2005 MH, Sunshine
Lakes Estates. Priced at $135,000
*3 BR/2 BA MH w.Lrg waterfront lot.
ned, det gparge. Melissa Road. $129,900
*4BRBA MN H th add. lot Green Steet
*3BP/2BA CBS Home, comer lot. E.
Sugarlad $180,000
4 BR/3BA'H e, large pool & patio, many
updates. $389,000
*4BD/2BA Home, enclosed pool updated
kitchen, & nore. $295,000
MOORE HAVEN/ LAKEPORT
*2 CBS Duplexes 2 BR/1 BA each
unit Only $229.000 for both
*2'2 MH FRhrcvnn's PruFdic. $128,500
a !R RA n MF.&7 ar- C t nr A. $15O4.900


gorgeous 3 Deoroom, 2 aati monbre name
has many extras including being handicap
accessible and a 1.42 acre manicured lawn.
Priced @ $274,900,00
*3 BR/2 BA CBS Home w/ 2 car
garage. Thatcher Blvd. $190,000
PIONEER / LADECA / FLAGHOLE
* 3 BD/2 BA MH, beautiful 2.5 ac lot,
new ,:.rpe'.p,,int $189,900
* 3 BD;2 BA MH 5 acres w/lrg oaks,
pole barn & more. $289,000
*A rare find. 'Tft Blvd. 1 ac with 3
BD/2 BA MH. $159,900
* Private/Wooded, +/- 4 ac with 3 BD/2
BA MH, Lrg. carport/alsed. $285,000
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
* Farm Land Available Call forDetails
* 3.68 ac off Old US 27 Deep muck,
Home Included $230,500
M Hi hands Co. 10,,28, g;80 AC
parcels starting at 23,500 per ac.
Owner financing available
* Rare Findl 3 ac. Oak filledlots. $55Kperac
MONTURA
* Lots Available. Starting at $35,000
* Lrg4 BR/2 BA MH, $115,000
* Cozy 3BD/2BA MH, fenced. 1,25 ac
$137,000
* Lrg, 4 BD,2 BA MH 1.25 Verda St.
Many extras, Ready for fami.yl $209,900
*31an2At InW TmIrri ,immant$atunon000


1 3ARTON REALTY INC.
www.bartonclewist0a.con Se Habla EspaTifol
417 W. Sugarland Hwy. 863-983-6262 Fax 863-983-4464
Broker Uia J1os1 305-4954739 Associates:Gabriel Ros 305-304-8365
FOR RENT Bass .ipiril coinil 2/2'
fully furnished $ 1,500
*2 story i 1ou .- (,I 5 beautiful acres
$190,0001! soLD
*Back In The Market Hwy 27 Over 1-1/2
acres 4/3.$265,000. Owner lil luc. -.
*INVESTORS 2 Duplexes 4 apart.
Rent $650. ealc!! Owner Pdallcipation
*5-10 acres AG. 'sidcihild. C(.l .is
from several lots. From $95,000
*Pioneer-Beautiful Cedar wood house
on 5 acres, horse stables $250,000
* .aDcct 5 acres+ MH. Reduced cd for quick
sale $165,000


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MhOTIIATRFD SELLER
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S& : Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
WAScOdA David Rister 634-2157


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420 SUGARLANDHWY.
-- 1(863) 983-6663
1 Ms (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURSR:
ANNDYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVSDYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863)983-8979 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215 SE HABLAESPANOL
(863)228-0023


RESIDENTIAL 2BR, 1BA Duplex $189K
3BR, 1 1/2BA Condo Bass Capital
$149,000 $169,000
3B8AIgIFQW DN0 MOBILE HOMES
4BR, 2BA New Home
$329,000 3BR/2B Blvd
$115,000.*
4BR, 2 1/2 BA with pool
Reduced to $339,000 4B "L1 Mg
$2 $ rMV6


VACANT LAND

Montura 1.25 acre lots avail-
able Cal for LstinP .
Flaghole 2.41 acres $135,000
MH Lot nC C mercio $20K
Davidson Rd 2 ac Residential
$209,900
Watercress Farm 15 acres
Pioneer Plantation


3BR, 2BA den & pool 10 acres LaDeca cleared
$339,900 3BR, 2BA DWMH $99,900 Reduced to$235,000
3BR, 2BA Home with effi 3BR, 2BA Ridgdill S/D 2.23 acres Pioneer $69,900
iency. Good condition $120,000 COM ERCIAL
$175 CO MERCIL
2BR, 2BA, SWMH Easy IndBi i +
2BR, 2BA, 2 stoy $140,000 Life $62,500 10O&
Home on Taft Blvd. with
2.5 acres, $225,000 Mobile Home on 5.32 acres Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
4BR, 2BA $340,000 Reduced to $285,000 & Apt. $200,000


MOTIVATED SELLER

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1995 DWMH

with a 16x32 new deck.

Bring Your Offers!!


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Towp e
ReaIty, Inc
(883) 983-0075 OFFICE
(863) 983-0070 FAX
330 .t: Sugariand Hwy., Suite 9, Clewiston, FL 334,
www.oldetownerealty.us (UNoA'> COwNsr 'KicN
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THERESA LEE
. 1RANGEL "TERI",
BfA Licensed
Real Estate Broker
(863) 228-1142


-OFFICE
MANAGER
NICOLE
SLUFVA NO
(863)
677-43.1





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S228-0447R
5 228-0447


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*IMPOSSIBLE TODUPtrLI T Ksr's your
d Tp^)Ip .46 acres.
A fj wacy'.$.2-69,90.
-HONEY STOP THE CAR 2/1 woed home w/ a
nice sizdl back yard S129.9K1
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r 1 dIII i ii j ii l .iii., l e' i- i b e lP i n I r .It ,
CBS wilh 2 mud1 to nmetion! $269,o00.
*NEWLSTNCG- "t-s, another onel" A great
way lJ oIwhcginning lii i 1,..*nl1, i1 r, Lfr i
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*COZS & COMFORTetRLE rddlhr..ie ..
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special on Sabal Avenue 32 d oblewideon oer-
siz kt. Recently imposed. $94,900.
*NEW IUSTING Ts one s definitely NOT over-
priced 3/2 doublweide on 1,25 acris in Monlura.
$104,900.
*NEWLISTING: CLOSET SCHOOLS.. A
DECORATORS DEliGHT IN SEMINOLE
MNOR': i 2 dou l double w/ a brand new
CaQpo, Shed & moe included! $79,900.
VACANT t t) rS/'L_. -
*LOOKING FOR LAND? CAL. US!
*HWY. 27 Comnmiral property available in
South Ba. Ask $309,900.
*OVER 25 ACRES OFCOMMERCIALPROPER-
TY ratert in Cli ton m Hirhv.T'27 Onnon
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OPEN

HOUSE!

701 East
Esperanza
Sat., Sept. 16
11 a.m. 2 p.m.
Refreshments provided.


Phone: 863-946-3900 Fax: 863-946-3902
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven ~EVERGLADES.
W LDavisRealEstate Beei -4WREALTY, INC.


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W- waterfront Rentals, Income
Producing Property & Industrial
Property available Call For Details
MONTURA
Mini-Ranch ",.BRB 2A ifll, lrnmi.d wmih :urrinr .;' cr ld.'-
tile i.i .: E ll Ipr.iJu c: $135 1 iJ

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Start Your Farm Or Ranc Here. ?li lot LIUJI.J 1.1]
.-111" Li -,'t nnaA.c ,. 05.S'i:
Lile to pla) GnIt How ab3ut fishing' This tranquil lot
ii approximately 3'4 of an Aae located in Indian Hilk.
Cloe to Labelle. This count" setting LotiL perlect to
hpild your dream Homne %i plenty ofland to park your
boat Priced to Sell 4V5,000


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U. Luan B.

Lie. Real Estate
Broker

863-677-1010
A little bird told me you should
come check out this beautifully
maintained home. Perfect foi your
family' 3bd/2ba All bd are large w/
walk-in closets, home is nicely land.
escaped and comes w/ hurricane
shutters, and has a lanai in back that
you are sure to enjoy. 1284,900.00
Get Preconstruction price avail-
able 3BR,'2BA, 1 car garage located
on Texas Ave., Harlem Subdinision
1673 sq ft Special Loan package.
Lutz Builders S160K
New Listing! ,2ha CBS House,
tile throughout j Ud corner lot.
SI 74.900.00.--
20 Acres on Hwy 27
Zoned Commercial
825 ft on US Hwy 27
SSteel Buildings 50x100 with
6 -xi4 Bay doors
The as t lew ton
Available 2bd/l l,'zba Condominiums.
See Our Ad in This weeks paper. Call
for more details
New Home Affordable Price CBS
Home located on Texas Ave.
1,670sq.ft. 3bd/2ba/I car garage.
City water & sewer. Appliance ack-
age included. Reduced to $i65K
V4,9V' Ig kP0kP Yr 9 Only
For Rentl,~ ,,tj;Iw? 4bd/2ba
home oc Ibbean Ave
$1,800.0 ,


J.JAnilALIl illiaZma Tip


bmiss nusl/ w niaa cial m
Glenn A. Sarah A.
Smith GRI Williams
S863-983-3508 863-228-6867
I) Hooker's Point 3 br/2 ba home on 1/3 acre. Home is tumkey with new roof and
new paint. CBS Construction'! Fenced, must see @ 1207.000 MLS# 200650646
2) Operating Fish Farm 10 acres zoned ag 2. 2 phases of a 4 phase operation is
completed. All production is sold out through the end of the year. This is an exciting
property that you must see to believe. MLS# 200645189
3) Back On Market 3br/2 ba mobile home in Seminole Manor. Walking distance from
Clewiston Elementary and High Schools. Pnced to sell @' $89,900 MLS# 200636722
4)Duplex! 3BD/2BA & 2BD/I BA Ion Ha iAve. Long term tenant. Must see @ $164,900
5) Montura Ranch Estates Established Animal Rescue Center on 3.75 acres of Land.
4br/2ba mobile home, fenced and crossfenced. Listed at $274,900 MI.S# 200644616
6) Easy Life Subdivision Spacious 3br/2ba DWMH Must Seel! 200661385 $85,000
7) Ladeca 5 acre fish farm. Currently not in production, but could be brought back
online with a minimum of effort. MLSl 200654436
8) Labor Camp!! 7 Miles South of Clewiston. Permitted for 50 guests. Call for
info (863)677-1441 Vacant Lots
9)Hooker's Point 3 Br/2 Ba M/H on 103idd Rd
acres oliA R IallDglfrlrirlAted at 950 Rldfidll Rd S55K
$89,900b.4 tY 3T70 N. Ollo S42k
1l02 J Harlem Academy i3uK
10) Montura Ranch!! 4 Br/2 Ba M/H NMixr Hat Ri\ jr(.ardLms S l(HiK
('98 Homes of Merit)on 1.25 Acres. Newly 417 Redish Cir .G0K
remodeled Master bath. 5129,900 529 RedlshCr C
MLS# 200644944 5 NedLtr .3k
365 N. Lindern S42K
I ) ReducL riU'04iIN l n10ifth large
closets. AlPAP iLrh IMl Veautiful landscaped yard. Only 129,900.00
12) Reduced By $25,0001! When you buy this 15 acres of land on Al Don
Farming Rd. property is fenced/cross fenced. Convenient access to
Clewiston and Labelle MLS# 200652207
13) LopBgALbpBg NY Gonly 124,900.00
14) Brand New!! 4BD/2BA HomeSOJKjDIak. Must see ,' 5249.900.
15) New Listing 3br,2ba on 1.25 acres Only $99,900
www.clewistonflhomes.com


Charmaine A.
S 4 Montgomery
863.697-0189
A Se Habla Espanol
I. What Are You Waiting For7?'
Arn E ceptional 20 Acies Just
Waiting for inE home of your
dream. Grow some Kids &
Horses All For Only S550,000
2. Grea hin s come in small
packagesI Newly palnteo inside
and out this 3nd'2a a home is
located in Harlem Plent/ of
room to growv. Priced to sell 4
574,900 00
3. A Winding Creek & 2 Ponds
Are only part of the beauty of
this 3bc '?arwle home on
10 acrelll.l4lje ther'soa
one car lV 2 vel-.hcle car
port & d'A.s .led. Mor- than
a new home for you 9'5249,900.
This Is a whole new look on life.
4. Montura Ranch Estates
650 N.1SODI39 900 -
263 Hunting Club $412.000
770 S Shetland 544 900
.735 S. Palm 549.000
325 N. Nogal St. 1.25 ac. $39,900
I2.SAtEsePBNDNING695
KICK OFF THE FOOTBALL
SEASON IN YOUR NEW
HOME! CALL ME TODAY
TO SCORE 'THE SWEETEST
DEAL IN TOWN!"


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Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Mabla Espaul


Definitely N In fact it's a
2 Bd disease l-lit Up and it
may Just be l .jiIInArnyway, you
can buy thi .w--3 iawe moabie
home in Seminole Manor for not
much more than the lot value at
$39 9K
Why Pay high space rents when
you can ow with a 3BR,
2 bath douUl|li| with room
for a double patio, and
shed in Eas yi, division it's
going to sell fast at $79,900.
Looking for vacant land? Well
bring your horses because Ive
got 1.25 acres tracts available
now in Montura Ranch Estates
Give me a call today
A Lot to Love The perfect site
for your future. This lot is locat-
ed in Port LaBelle and the land.
escaping is courtesy of mother
nature. It's ready for you at
$40,000.00
Recharge' your batteries living
in this 3BD 2 BA doublewide
mobile home in Montura Ranch
ust about thirty minutes from
{ovwn. This 1.,25acre site includes
lots of trees, privacy, peace and
ulet. See It and e charmed.
51 39,900.00 'I
A Lot Less Because of unusual
circumstances there is a lot
available in Port LaBelle off
Memory Lane for only
$40.000.00. Call and buy it
today'


Cathy S.
Garcia

863-228-4798
Se aha Espanol
REDUCE Make
Time T nrFl JlJI: 3bd
2ba home is being orereo at 91 ..90

Come See This Little Piece Of Heaven In
The Countryl CBS House on 5 acres in
Flaghole 3 bedrooms and 2 baths,
screened Lanai. 960 so ft garage. loaded
wih Oalk irees Reduced to 1399.000


Feature Listing
Here we have an adoraole 2bd 2ba home
built on.3 tots with plenty of room to
grow. This home has more than 1400 sq
ft of lining area and a gorgeous yard that
is nicely landscaped. The front porch on
this home is perfect for relaxing in your
rocking chair and feeling the breeze the
oak tree has to offer. This home is conve-
niently located within walking distance of
our local middle school, hospital, pharma-
cy and shopping Selleris giving a$1,000
allowance for appliances. This home is
being offered for $199,900.


Walker/Wood Team
Sam J. Ashley P.
Walker Wood GRI
863-677-1013 863-228-1132
CLEWISTON
Located in Central Clewiston This well maintained 2bd/2ba home is per
fect for the 1 st home buyer or In m property. Priced at 11 39.900.00
this new listing will not last long.
CR 835 I 1.77 acre labor camp $499,900.00
You won't want to missltI qd | d 1ikMlivi 03 4bd/2ba doublewide on 2.16
acres. Property features Ob*r1~mU l flu steel building. $225,000
New Listing! 3/2 DWMH, 61 1 Orange Rd, offered 0 189,900
FLAGHOLE
S2 5 ac, pond, 1984 3/2 DWMH, new a..'c, metal roof, completely remod
eled in 2005' for $130?77 You got It'l! MLS #200640508 ,
.2.5 acres on Flaghole Rd. $84,900.00
LAKEPORT
A little piece of Heaven' 775 County Rd.721 Loop NE Beautiful 2 story
home /w spiral staircase & wood floors Big backyard w/ boat access to
the Gulf & direct access to Lake "O". Home on one acre among oak
Hammocks. $575K
MONTURA
S105 Pinelake Ave the best 1.41 ac lake front lot in Montura ,@ $77,900
*740 5. Hacienda. 1997 4bd/2ba Palm Harbor MH, 6' fence beautiful
lot and trees, detached carport and shed, Immaculate!!! Offered @
$144,900.00 priced to sell. MLS# 200650349
S420 South Lindero 533,900
Vacant land in Harlem! .19 acre lots
Vacant land in Port LaBellel $39,500
Great Investment In LaDecal 5 acres for only $70K
PIONEER PLANTATION
420 Union Ave. 2.5 Acres $72.9K,
4150 Pioneer 17th St. 2.5 Ac $65K,
5205 Pioneer 22nd St. 5 Ac $130K


New Listingl 1995 Homes of Merit 1.New Commercial Listing
MH. fenced, above ground oool. lots Successful Business & Property
of storage, and metal roof Neat & with over i0.000 sq ft. of
clean. 135.900.00 Buildings on /. acres w' 175'
directly on Sugarland Hwy. Serious
Just Reducedl 2.5 Acres. 3bo,'2ba Inquires Only
MH. fenced, located in Montura
Ranch Estates. 1155.000.00 2. Industrial Property Hurricane Proof
Concrete Building Landscaped'
Ready To Move In! 3bd,'2ba MH Parking S250K
located in Moore Haven 79.9K 3. New Listing! Commercial Lot w/
industrial zoning S99.900 00
MH on 1.25 acres in Montura Ranch industrial zonng $99.900 00
Estates -s 1 18,900 o0 4. Commercial Lot Need a com-
mercially zoned lot for your busi-
5 Acres In Pioneer potential for great ness Great Buy at $89.9K with
home site 1165K owner financing
Reduced! Moore Hase 3bd/2ba CBS 5. New Residential Listing! 3bd/
house $200,000 00 I ba with a I bd..'1 ba Mother In Law
Detached Room $165K
5 acres in LaDeca S125K Exceptional Value
Lehigh Acres Lot 65K 6. Over 55? Own you own home
for less than 650K Sportsman's
Montura Ranch Estates village
363 Appaloosa Ave (Paved road) 538K 7. Beautiful 2.5 acre wooded home
345 S. Zambra $39.9K site In Pioneer Plantation. Priced to
830 Orange St. 539.9K Sell $78K w/ possible owner
735 N. Fronda 142.5K financing
620 N. Fronda 145K
615 S. Riverside 545K 8 New Listing! Handy Man's Special -
120-130 S. Coral 12.5 Acres) 590K Lake front/ Large lot/ Singlewide MH/
2.5 acres Perimeter Rd 199K Some building materials included
615 Perimeter Rd. 2.5 Acres S89,900 $84.90000
9. New Listing! Port LaBelle Beautiful
lot $45K Offers Welcome


Enrique
Acosta
S305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol
Montura3bd,'2ba doublewide on
paved corner lot recently remod-
eled. Hurryl It won't last
1139,900.00
New Listingl In Flaghole, 3bd/2ba
doublewide on 2 5 acres, city water.
Only 1 59.900.00 Bring Offers.
New Li lrirflt l Ti de or
S 1 324 ,1 L TIY L~
Free Home in Flaghole Take this
opportunity In owning a nursery.
This 55 acre land is the perfect
place to Jump start a new business
or to use as an investment proper-
ty. For only $319,900a00 you'll get
5.5 acres that have 118 citrus
plants and a 4bd/2ba mobile home
that has 2 screened patios on either
side. DON'T LET THIS OPPORTUNI-
TY PASS YOU BYI
New Listingl 5bd/3ba, 2 AC units,
2 water heaters, split floor plan,
new tile throughout, freshly paint-
ed, working chimney, great screen
patio, new roof, too many extras to
name A must see! $549,900
Need Some Space? Spacious
4bd,2ba doublewide MH in
Montura. Split floor plan, living
room, family room. too many
extras Hurry, won't last Motivated
Seller' Only $149,9000


Secluded well maintain 1995 dou
blewide 3bd 2ba, split floor plan,
master bathroom includes garden
tub w/ separate snower, property
fenced and has horse fenced area.
also next to a canal. $1 24.900.00
New Listin lAsn J' lia 2005 CBS
Home stairs J|Iil appliances
included, sVUl shed, and
screened patio ab 3,: 900 00
Just Listed! 4BD/2BA home locat-
ed on Avenida Del Rio. A Must See
@$324,900

VACANT LAND
260 NW 2 Ave. located in South Bay
.17 acre lot $30,000.00
2650-2655 Pioneer 11th St. 5
acres $170,000.00
Montura Ranch Estates
130 N. Arboleda 1.09 acres
$39,900.00
136 MonturasEar.D 1.25 acres
569 HAIAPfl PWYacres
$55,000.00
566 House Club Ave. $60,000.00
740-750 S. Palm St. 2.5 acres
$80,000.00
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Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skits 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
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BASS BOAT, MOTOR/TRLR.
1991, 17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new batt.
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BASS BOAT- Skeeter StarFire
175, Johnson GT 150hp &
trolling motor. Skeeter Trir
2 $7500.05. 863-824-0441
OUTBOARD MOTOR, 115hp,
runs great, $800 or best of-
" fer. (863)467-5725
SSAILBOAT- Hobie, 14, good
condition, older model, new
marine paint & new parts.
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SAILBOAT, Spirit, 23'. roller
reef, 9.9 Nissan, with gen-
erator & irjilr, $250Od.
(239)823-1114
SSWEETWATER, '91, tripon
pontoon, '99 75hp Suzuki
Seng., good cond., new seats
& generator, no trlr., $3500
or best offer. (863)467-8161


SARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '76,
, Limited Edition pull camper,
Sexc.cond., $7500 or best
Suffer. (863)467-9234


WAVE RUNNER- '00 Yamaha,
GP1200R, low hours, asking
$3000 or best offer
(863)673-5891



FISHING OUT RIGGERS- alu-
minum; asking $100
(863)675-7391


Thursday, September 14, 2006


EXHIBIT B
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIEN AND PROPOSED SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLE
Date: 08/28/2006
'- .~ Notici is hriy ien tt p ursuiant to Wriit of Executin, issued in t Cir cuit Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
'a "o u to r County, Fori da on 3li 23 di aJune 2006 I the Court of Hendry Count, Florida, on the 23rd day of June 2006, in the cause TO: REGISTERED OWNER LIENHOLDER
." wre in Anals Hernande Is ilainti and Gllorlo CEndeas and Cendelas Enter- wherein Hector Roqu de Escobar is plaintiff and Gllberto Cendelas and Cende- Gordon B. Sims George Sandiford
SIrisus, linc is detundant lenin case nuibher 2002-965CA, in said court, i, Ronald sT Enterprises, Inc is defendant, being case number 2002-965CA, in said court, 30-B Poinciana Street 150 S.W. 10h Ave
I ea, Sr., s S sheriff l h nrlcy Cunty, Forida. hve levied upon al tile riglite Ronald E Lee, Sr, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the Belle Glade, Florida South Bay, oida 33493
aid Sinterst ol the ielendrianl Gllberio Cendelas and Cendelas Enlorprlsss, Inc. right, title and interested of the defendant Gillerto Cendelas and Cendelas Enter-
iand ialo rte fo llowing describe roier a C Enrprses, Incw prises, Inc, in and to the following described property, to-wit: NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ANY OTHER PERSONS, INCLUDING ANY OTHER
S-LIENHOLDERS OR PERSONS LEAVING MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND NOT
A 40 07 acre tract ol land in Seclions 21 and 22, Township 43 Souh, Range 31 A 40.07 acre tract of land in Sections 21 and 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 THE OWNER CLAIMING INTEREST IN VEHICLE:
EaLEW STONst, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence East, HendryCounty, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence HAFC, 11452EICaminoReal, San Diego, Ca. 92130
LilN a t ire So auwst corner at Section 22, Township 43 Soutlr, ,,r 'I Fast and at the Southwest corner of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East and
n N 03 5353" W, along he West ne f said Secion 22, ..7. t 249.13 run N 03 53'53" W, along the West line of said Section 22, distance of 249.13 LIENOR (REPAIR SHOP DESCRIPTION OF MOTOR VEHICLE
Si the Pinnt of Begi ning t the tract no land herein described; thence N 8 feet to the Point of Beginning of the tract of land herein described; thence N 88 Fix-it-Right (George Sandiford) '99 Ford VIN 1FTZX1727XNA6861
Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up, e1 1 distance f theneN 0 13 Editanceof16010" E a distance of 789.5 feet; thence NO 0513"E a distance of 1,160.00 t5 S.W Oth Ave. Locaon of Vehice: 150S.W.10thAve
feet thence S 8 a 01'10" W a distance of 1,455.32 feet; thence S 07 O 09'36" W feet; thence S 88 01'10" W a distance of 1,455.32 feet; thence S 07 09'36" W South Bay, Florida 33493 South Bay, Florida 33493
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use a distance of 1,174.16 feet; thence N 88 01'10 Ea distance of 810.42 feet to adistanceo1,174.16 feet; thence N 88 0110" Ea distance of 81042 feet to 561-261-6132
r l d as d the point or Oeginning. the pointol Beginning.
our land as down p yment. Financing tepoinoeining. EACH OF YOU IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED LIENOR CLAIMS A
Subject to a 40 foot Roadway Easement along the South side and a 60 foot Road- Subject to a 40 foot Roadway Easement along the South side and a 60 foot Road- LIEN PURSUANT TO SECTION 713,585, FLORIDA STATUTES ON THE ABOVE OE-
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-721-5299 way Easement along the East side thereof. way Easement along the East side thereof. SCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE CHARGES ACCRUED IN
THE AMOUNT OF $5,416.50. THESE STORAGE CHARGES WILL CONTINUE TO
More commonly referred to as: 3350 15th Street, Pioneer Plantation, Hendry More commonly referred to as: 3350 15th Street, Pioneer Plantation, Hendry ACCRUE ATTHE RATE OF $20.00 PER DAY
County, Florida. County, Florida.
Motrc I I Iaes 30M County, FloridaI THE LIEN CLAIMED BY THE ABOVE NAMED LIENOR IS SUBJECT TO ENFORCE-
And on the 5th day of October, 2006, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court- And on the 5th day of October, 2006, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court- MENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 713.586, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND UNLESS
house, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour ofhu 1:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible house, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible, SAID MOTOR VEHICLE IS REDEEMED FROM THE SAID LIENOR BY PAYMENT AS
HONDA CBR F3-600 '98 HEAVY DUTY SPISER TRANS. I will offer for sale all the said defendant, G1lberto Cendejas and Candeas Enter- I will offer for sale all the said defendant, Gilberto Cendeas and Cendejas Enter- ALLOWED BY LAW, THE ABOVE DESCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD TO
Runs good $2500. 5 spd., standard, for big prises, Inc, right, title and interest in the aforesaid real property, at public auction prises, Inc, right, title and interest in the aforesaid real property, at public auction SATISFY THE LIEN. IF THE MOTOR VEHICLE IS NOT REDEEMED AND REMAINS
863-675-5540 trucks. Reconditioned. $850. and will sell te same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and udg- and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judg- UNCLAIMED OR CHARGES FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE REMAIN UNPAID, THE
8636755540 ment, if any, to the highest bidder, with the proceeds to be applied as far as may mes, if any, to the highest bidder, with the proceeds to be applied as far as may VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD AFTER 60 DAYS FREE OF ALL PRIOR LIENS WHAT-
863-673-5852 be to the paymenof costs and the satisfaction ofthe above-descried execution be tothe paymentof costs and the satisfactionoftheabove-described executionSOEVER, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY COURT ORDER. THE ABOVE DES-
SUZUKI GS550L, '79, black, IGNATED LIENOR PROPOSES TO SELL THE MOTOR VEHICLE AS FOLLOWS.
exc. cond., $1800 or best PARTS FOR '77 OR '79 POST- Ronald E. Lee, S R LeeSr. PUBLIC AUCTION TO BE HELD AT 349 NW. 1h #10 Bee lade, FL 33440
offer. (863)634-2280 AL r (8639461 ra r, County, Florida Hendry County, Florida COMMENCING AT 8:00am ON THE 29th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2006.
-By: Deputy Sheriff STATEMENT OF OWNER RIGHTS
RIMS- All gold knock off wire s18304 CN ~ !, t2 W ift 158303 CN9/7,14,21,28/06
wheels, 100 spoke 15x7, No NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE OR ANY PERSON CLAIMING
Hubs. $195. or best offer INTEREST IN OR LIEN THEREON HAS A RIGHT TO A HEARING AT ANY TIME
ELECTRIC SCOOTERS, (2), 63-NOTICE OF INTENTTO AOPT/AMENRULESOF NOTICEOFINTENT ADOPT/AMENDRULESOFPRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DATE OF SALE BY FILING A DEMAND FOR A HEAR-
ELECTRIC SCOOTERS, (2), (863)763-3334 NTICEOFINTENTTADOPT/AMENO LESF NTICEOFINTENTTOADOPT/AMENRULESOF ING WITH THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE
good cond., barely used THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT MOTOR VEHICLE IS HELD BY THE LIENOR AND BY MAILING COPIES OF THE DE-
175 for both or will sell TIRES & RIMS, 15 assorted AFFECTED RULES 40E-1,59, 40E-4.091, and Section 4.3.8 of the Basis of Re- AFFECTED RULES: 40E-4.091, A.C., and the Basis of Review for Environmental AN HEARING TO ALL OTHER OWNERS AND LIENORS A REFLECTED IN
separately. (863)467-2687 16 tires and 8 lug rims, view for Environmental Resource Permit Applications Within the South Florida Resource Permit Applications Withinthe South FloridaWater Management District.
$150 for all. (863)467-7415 Water Management District NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE HAS A RIGHT TO RECOVER
FOUR WHEELER- '01 Honda 15fr"(6)6-45 WtrMngmI iSUMMARY: The proposed rule amendment will incorporate the Uniform Mitigation POSSESSION OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT INSTITUTING JUDICIAL PRO-
FOR WHEELR- Honda TIRES (2) 33/1250/15 SUMMARY: Te proposed rule amendments will ensure that any conservation Assessment Mehod U rsuant to Rule 62-345A.C., for applications CEEDINGSN POSTING A BONDE ICCE WITOUT INSTITTIN UDICIL RO
Rancher 350, 4x4, great 100. 863-517-2077 easements, restrictive covenants or plat restrictlans placed over property Included received on or after February, 04. FLORIDA STATUTE 559.917.
shape, $3000 or best offer in an environmental resource permit will be consistent with Section 704.06, FS.
Picku Trucks 4 5 and to reference forms incorporated into the District's rules that will constitute MAINING AFTER PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE AND OWN-
SCART Runs, Pull tart, 2 consistency w Section 704.06 FS. wile still allowing flexibily for site specif- LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District Head quarters, B-1 Auditori- ING TOTHE IENORWL E DEPOITED ITH THEDCLK OFHE CC
T- uns, Pull tart, c factors to e considered n finalizing tie documents. urnm, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. For further informa- COURT FOR DISPOSITION UPON COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
-eater. $300. CARGO TRUCK, 88, GMC, 24 ilo please contact Anita Bain, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6866, or 6 OFFLORIDASTATUTE 713.585
(863)6349153 fiberglass box, A/C, us, In addition, the isUc proposs to Incorporat te following trms: (561) 682-6866, e-mail: abainsfwmd.oov, or for procedural issues, Jan Sluth,
fiberglParalegal, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6299, or (561682-6299, email: NOTE: THE 60 DAY TIME FRAME THAT THE MOTOR VEHICLE MUST BE HELD
VW SANDRAIL- 1600cc, 2 Good condition. $2500. *Conservallon RestnctiveCovenant isuthsmd.oo. Appeals o any South Florida Water Management Distdct DOES NOT INCLUDE THE DAY THE WORK WAS COMPLETED OR THE DAY OF
sweater, In great shape. (561)902-7715 *Conservation Easements forms to be granted to the District allowing for Board decision require a record of the proceedings. Affected persons are advised SALE. THE NEWSPAPER AD MUST BE PLACED 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHED-
standard, passive recreational and ipaan uses that it may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro- SALED DATE OF NEWSAPER AD MUST THE P 15 DAYS DO NOT INCLUDE TOTHE DATE NOTICE
$2500. or trade for a 4 m 4 Conservation Easeent forms with third party beneficiary rights allowing for ceeding is made, including the testimony and evidence upn which the appeal is WASPLAEDAT SLE NFSPA O THE DATE NOTICE
Wheeler (954)520-6707 0 smoe x, standard, passive recreational and riparian uses to be based. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may GeorgeSandiford, ULenor
Runs. $800. or best offer. contact the South Florida Water Management District Clerk's Office at 4c George S/14/20an
(863)634-9153 TIME AND DATE OF HEARINGS: 9:00 a.m., October 12, 2006 (561) 682-2087 at least two business days in advance to make appropriate ar-
Au o ob l srangements.
CHEVY S10- '97, Needs motor LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District Headquarters, B-1 Auditoi- 161575 CGS 9/14/06
Automob s or will sell for parts. $ 300. um, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. For further informa-
oron please contact Anita R. Bain, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6866, or NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIER
or best offer (863)763-8201 (561) 682-6866. mail: abain@slwmd.gov, or for procedural issues, Jan Sluth, REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000022/PB05 ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE
Paralegal, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6299, or (561)682-6299, email: LAKE TRAFFORD BREDGING, PHASE II-NEARSHORE,
DODGE, '7, 1 ton, 4 wheel su@swmd.go. Appeals any South Forida Watr Management District COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Glades
Drive, needs minor work, Board decision require a record of the proceedings, Affected persons are advised u lnty, Fda, wl hl c hen th f mo ng on T y
runs good, $1500 or best of- that it may be necessary t them to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro- The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the teber 12, 2006, at 9:00ho am. in thearin atthe regular meng on Tuesday, Sep-
Automobiing s made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal s Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida, for the adoption of the follow-
Automobiles 4005 fer. (863)634-4221 to be based. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistancemay for Lake Trafford Dredging, Phase CI-Nearshore, Coller County, FL on Tuesday, ing ordinance:
Autos Wanted 4010 contact tIle S cthe S Florida Water Management District Clerk's Office at October 3, 2006 at 2:0 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be
Claossic Cars 4015 DODGE DAKOTA '94 New (561) 682-2087 at least two business day in advance to make appropriate a- opened and publicly read. Project involves removal of approx 0.8 million cubic ORDINANCENO. 2006-17
Co amrcil Trucks 4020 motor, COld a/C, new tires & rangements. yards of muck & organic rich silt from the nearshore areas of Lake Trafford. All
Conmmeru al c brakes. Runs good. $2500. 161579 CN 9/14/06 dredged materials to be removed & confined in an existing offsite Confined Dspo- GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Construction 863-634-1254 in Oksal Facility. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held onsile on Thursday,
ip ent r 0 D 1September 21, 2006 at 10:00 am. Take US 29 to Immokalee, take Lake Trafford AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2006-17: PROVIDING
eINTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR Rd west 2 miles. For directions call OCB Naples Service Center at
Foreign Cars 1030 DODGE PICKUP 1991, Cum- HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA (239)597-1505.Sitevisiwillimmediaelyfollow. FOR AN AMEN RA N DATE DECEMBER 21,2021;
Four Wheel Drive 4035 mings diesel, eng., trans & PROBATE DIVISION FORANAMENDEDEXPIRATIONDATEOFDECEMBER21,2021;
heavy Duty Tr ks 40 rea end good. 800/neg. DODGE CUSTOM '85 Runs e Albids must conform to the instructionsin the Request forBidders (RFB). Interest- PROVIDINGFOR AN EFFECTIVEDATE.
Parts Repairs 405 (863)634-4579. good. $700. 239-462-7722 JOAN A BEACH, ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RF by downloading for free
Pickup Trukepairs 4050 (863)634-4579. good. $700. 239-462-7722 Deceased File No. 06-083 at LYtsm .o, purchasing a set for $72.00 at the above address, by calling Acpy of the proposed Ordinance is on file at the Glades County Clerk of Court's
PiFkD7p Trumks n050 (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The Office, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Flodda 33471.
Sport Utilty 4055 FORD '77, many new parts in- Ford Hightop Van, 89, V8, full NOTICETO CREDITORS public i invied to attend the bid opening. Information on the status of th s so-
Trator Tra rs 4060 cluding motor. $800 power, seats 8, TV, CB radio (Formal Administration) citation can be obtained at our we site- www.sfwmd.gov. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF
UtiM R TW ailers 4065 (863)697-8575 $2000. LaBelle Area. TO ALL PERSONS HAVINGCLAIMS OR 161487CGS 9/14/06 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT
n 4 0 F D F0 '8 44 (863)675-4970 Leave msg. DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
Vans 4070 FORD F150'88 4x4ESTATE: IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOFTHE PUBLIC NOTICE AND HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PRO-
auto, new tires, needs some FORD WINDSTAR'94 You are herebynotifiedthat Lettersof 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVI-
work but runs. $950 or best new tires, alarm, keyless entry, Administraonhas beenenteredinthe HENDRYCOUNTY, FLORIDA THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE DENCEUPONWHICHTHEAPPEALISTOBEBASED.
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In interviews, Walkers shared half a century


By Twila Valentine,
Edited by MaryAnn Morris

From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers
of Florida was privileged to
have on staff a superb writer
and historian, Twila Valentine.
Mrs. Valentine wrote much
about the history of the people
and places around Lake Okee-
chobee and about the lake
itself. Together with Okee-
chobee's Betty Williamson,
President of the Okeechobee
Historical Society, she co-
authored a book, now in its sec-
ond printing, "Strolling down
Country Roads in Okeechobee."
The following article is an
interview with Thelma Holmes
Walker, who was 87years old in
1989 when Twila interviewed
her. She recalled many glimpses
and anecdotes from more than
eight decades in Okeechobee.
Thelma Walker shared her
life with John Hardy Walker, Jr.
for nearly 53 years before his
death in 1972. Those years in
Okeechobee took the couple
from Okeechobee's most primi-
tive days right into modern
times."
"My brother and I had a cold
drink stand here in Okeechobee.
We sold it, but we owned it for a
good, long time. It was right on
the main street and we sold fruit,


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A series about Florida's
pioneers and history


cigars and cigarettes. Father
Walker, my husband's daddy
and old man Frank Pearce came
into the stand together and I sold
the a cantaloupe and made a
mistake on the change," she
said laughing.
She said that one of her regu-
lar customers was the then-sher-
iff Pogy Bill Collins. "He was
sheriff and he was a pretty rough
character when he first started
being sheriff. But he befriended
a lot of people. There was a lady
named 'Lamb' and he boarded
at her place and he used to eat
there. He had one, of her boys
that he was especially fond of. I
can't remember which one it
was, but it was one of the
younger ones. He thought so
much of him and did so much
for him. He helped her (Mrs.
Lamb) out a lot too, when he
stayed there."
"He married a mighty sweet
girl, Etta Dupree. After he got to


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John Hardy Walker Sr., Thelma Holmes Walker's father in
law was one of the first owners of the fledgling Okeechobee
Call, the first newspaper published in "Tantie".


be a lawman he was really fine.
He wasn't cruel or nothing like
that, but when he spoke,, he
meant it," she said.
On July 5, 1939, Thelma was
married to John Hardy Walker,


Jr. She was 17 years old. She
recalled her rather exasperating
wedding day.
"I was married at Ft. Drum.
Judge (G.C.) Durrance made me
so mad. I was going to get mar-


ried at my uncle's house (in
Okeechobee) where I was stay-
ing. It had stormed and there
was water all the way to Ft.
Drum. We were supposed to be
married at eight o'clock. But we
had to go to Ft. Drum because
my daddy hadn't signed the
papers. It was eleven o'clock
before we got married," she
said.
Through the years, her hus-
band worked at several ranches.
One of them was owned by a
New York native, Lytle Hull and
was located at Dad's Island
between Ft. Drum and Basinger.
She said he also worked for
Acree, and that ranch was locat-
ed just north of town and today
is the Daniels' Ranch.
"She said that in the early
years, the road between Okee-
chobee City and Ft. Drum was
just a wagon road and it seemed
to her that it was usually covered
with water, making travel quite
difficult."
The couple became parents
of four children. The oldest,
John Hansen was born in 1920
and was delivered by Dr. Anna
Darrow. Daughters Althea (Bar-
nett) and Doretha (Yoemans)
followed. Her youngest was
another son, Jerry. The three
younger children reside in Okee-
chobee, her eldest son died fol-
lowing surgery.
She recalled that her love of


camping, developed as a young-
ster, was nourished by her hus-
band. Some of their trips were
made quite spontaneously.
"Hardy was the tax assessor
for four years. And he'd come
from the office and he'd say,
'Let's go roost some turkeys.' So,
we'd go out to where Uncle
Teat's ranch was and I'd put on
my overalls and we'd roost
turkeys at Shin Hammock. One
afternoon, we was out camping
and he went off to roost turkeys,
but, they came in all around us.
We used to camp a lot. I sure did
love it, too," she said.
She said that when Hardy
stepped out of the tax assessor's
office, Buddy LaMartin ran for
the office, won the election and
held the spot for many years.
"He lived with us when he
was a little boy. He lived with my
step-mother. When he was a
man, he came and stayed with
us. We carried him to Rolling
College and that's where he got
his education," she said.
She said the men hunted
mainly for deer and turkeys.
"When we needed some-
thing, my husband would go out
and kill it. He and Olan Pearce
and John Norman would go out
and kill a turkey for Thanksgiv-
ing. We didn't know what it was
to go out and buy a turkey. We'd
just have a wild one," she said.








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Cracker Cowhunters hit the trail again


The Florida Agricultural
Museum will present the "Great
Florida Cattle Drive of Ought 6"
on Dec. 5-9. Registration is now
under way for the event, which
will begin just south of Kissim-
mee and end at the new Silver
Spurs Arena in Kenansville.
In 1995 to celebrate 150
years of Florida statehood a
group of 600 cattlemen, histori-
ans, horse lovers and hearty
adventurers drove 1,000 head of
native Cracker Cattle across the
state. The group also included
wagon drivers, walkers, artists
and local, state and national
media.
Over the last four centuries,
cattle production has been one
of Florida's most influential
industries. In the 1995 Cattle
Drive, participants used the
sesquicentennial celebration to
educate this state's citizens and
people around the globe to the
fact that the first American cow-


boys were Floridians the cat-
tle business in the United States
began right here in Florida.
"Even though Florida has
been a major force in the cattle
business for hundreds of years,
very few of our own citizens are
aware of this rich heritage," said
Florida Agriculture Commission-
er Charles H. Bronson, who is
also a rancher.
To salute the importance of
Florida's "cow culture," organiz-
ers will once again be driving
cattle, riding the trail, sleeping
on the ground and living the life
of our ancestors for a few days.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida
has provided about 400 head of
cattle, and every participant who
wishes to will be able to spend
some time as a "cowhunter"
helping to drive the cattle.
Camps will be primitive and
dress should be late-1800s
(there will be no T-shirts, tennis
shoes or ball caps allowed).


There will be historic encamp-
ments each night along the trail
depicting some important era in
Florida's history (Timucuan,
Spanish Colonial, Civil War,
Seminole, etc.), making the
event even a ride through Flori-
da's past.
On Dec. 9, participants and
the public will continue the cele-
bration at trails end with an old
fashioned "frolic," which will
include authors, singers, poets,
storytellers, historians, re-enac-
tors and an art auction featuring
CAAF (Cowboy Artists Associa-
tion of Florida). There will also
be several prominent authors of
Floridiana and Florida history on
hand for those who wish to
learn more about the rich her-
itage of the Sunshine State.
Dancers, singers and histori-
ans from the Seminole Tribe of
Florida will be there to make the
event more colorful and to
remind folks that the Seminoles


were an important factor in this
state's development as a cattle
power, and remain so to this
day. This part of the celebration
will become an annual gather-
ing to have fun and preserve the
traditions of Florida's cow cul-
ture. The group is also consider-
ing presenting the first Florida
Working Cow Dog Champi-
onship. Proceeds will be used to
benefit the Florida Agricultural
Museum in Flagler County.
Organizers of the drive are
anxious to give thanks to The
Seminole Tribe of Florida, the
Florida Cracker Cattle Associa-
tion, the Florida Agricultural
Museum, Seminole Feeds of
Ocala, and the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services for sponsorships
and support.
Anyone wishing to participate
or learn more about the event
can call (352)429-0100 or visit
www.floridacattledrive.com.


Public meeting


scheduled for CERP


OKEECHOBEE The Public
is invited to a Meeting on the
Master Recreation Plan for the
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan (CERP)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers and the South Florida
Water Management District will
host a meeting in Okeechobee
County on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at
6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Civic Center, 1750 Hwy. 98
North, to present an overview of
the Everglades Master Recre-
ation Plan (MRP). The public is


invited to share their region-spe-
cific knowledge of future recre-
ation needs, recreation trends,
existing recreation conditions
and emerging recreation issues.
Maps showing project locations
for various forms of recreation
will be on display for informa-
tion and discussion. Information
provided by the public will be
used to help develop the Master
Recreation Plan.
For more information, call
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at (863) 462-5260.


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Mortgage Loan Officer
Consumer Real Estate


Tel: 863-675-9065
1-800-854-5783 extension 56302
*y Fax: 863-675-7744
shirley.willis@bankofamerica.com
S Now with an office in LaBelle
at 415 W. Hwy 80
Call for an appointment
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NO ONE WILL WORK HARDER FOR YOU THAN
JAMIE NAVARRO GIVE HIM A CALL ON HIS
CELL AT (239) 822-9272 '
REAL C. BAGANS FIRST
S~ v OR.D 30 Colorado Rd. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Do not miss this well kept five bedroom
S.. two bath 2,000 sq. ft. home. This home fea-

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M counter tops in kitchen, too many extras to
mention. This home is located on the west
side and within walking distance of schools,
: '"'shopping, banking and golfing. $249,900.


* $149,999 2BD/1BA Spacious home
features a completely fenced in yard and
an above ground pool.

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* $179,900 2BD/2BA Excellent vaca-
tion or starter home on a corner lot in
Port LaBelle. Spacious living room and
separate dining room. Screen enclosed
front and back lanai. Lot has a separate
work shop and small tree house great
for kids.
MOBILE HOMES
* $189,900 Spacious 3BD/2BA on


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Huge screened lanai, oversized carport, 2 sheds and addi-
tional 4 stall carport/vorkshop Plus pasture for kids pony!
Worth calling about quick! $215,900.
* Back on the market! This 2.5+/- acre mini estate
makes relaxing easy with a 3BR/2B manufactured home.
Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls & spacious
kitchen. Only $179,900.
* 2/1 home located on a generous-sized 1+ acre lot
tucked away on a quiet street. Oak trees create a back
yard of enchanting beauty A must see! $165,000.
- The Luxury of Space! Both inside on outside. 4/2
immaculate home nestled on 1.25 acres. Stunning
stone fireplace in Family room. Formal dining off of
huge kitchen with lots of cabinets and countenops.
Tranquil Master bedroom offers a personal retreat room
and lavish bath. Spacious and smart buy at $154,900
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 ac in growing
Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufactured home
with over 1100 sq ft of living area ready for occupancy..
SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $149,900
*REDUCEDI REDUCED! 3BR/2B home exceptional
inside and out! Watch the sunrise on front deck and
sunset on the back deck. Something for everyone with
1 acre fenced yard to keep kids happy, large workshop
for Dad and big kitchen for Mom! Just $142,900.
* Privacy + Peace & Relazation! 3BRS2B doublewide
w/1,300 sq. ft. under air in town. Privacy fenced on 3
sides & chain link in rear. Backs up to pond! Extras
include- shed, huge Florida rm & BBQ deck. $139,900.
* Charming Family Friendly 4/2 home on .78 acre!
Thoughtful design with split floor plan, beautiful
kitchen, and lavish Master bath. Bring you family to
Country coziness! $137,900.
* Rare find outside of LaBelle but not to far from
schools or shopping. 3BD/2BA manufactured home fea-
tures split floor plan, built in cabinets, separate shower
& garden tub in the master suite, and much more! All
on .50+/- acre. $132,000
* Renting? No Privacy? Stop throwing away all that
money and see how great ownership feels! 2/1 on over
a Vi acre yard. Start building equity today! $113,500.
* Calling all Investors! 4BR/2B manufactured home in


1.88+-/- acrep in Muse. Home features a
pilr fik'.:.rplir. THi -living room has a
firepl.iLa, kitchen hu-, an island and
pantry. The masterbedroom has an addi-
tional room that can be used as an office
or sittingroom. The well and septic tank
are new. Call today for an appointment.


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$125,000 2BD/2BA Manufatured
home with Florida room on .14+/-
acres. This home has an open lanai and
attached carport. This great deal not
only includes the mobile home and lot it
also includes an adjoining lot.
ACREAGE:
936.489+/- acre Grove on Sears Road.
All or Part for Sale. Call office for more
information.
* Call for more info on Riverfront
Homes, Commercial, Acreage &
Homes.


Horseshoe Acres on 5+/- acres. Being sold as-is with
right to ins S H ltd you will
have made a great nvestment."O" *


* Best Bargain for Miles! 35 beautiful secluded acres at
ONLY $25,000. per acre! WITH Pole Barn, Electric and
several wells! Call ASAP for showing! $875,000
* Location with a Future! 1700 Ft. Denaud. 6.39+/-
Acres already zoned RG1. Surrounded by upscale sub-
division. Ripe and Ready for developer. $800,000.
* 5+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation. Suitable for site built
home or manufactured. Only $165,000.
* Uncramp yourself on this spacious 2.5+/- acres on
Evans Rd. with a pond and fenced for livestock. So say.
goodbye to city pressure and enjoy the country.
$130,000.
* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in Muse.
This property has lots of oaks, pines and palm trees.
Perfect for the nature lover. Priced at only $85,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back! Relive
the best on this private & secluded 2+/- acs. Fresh air
special! $93,900.
* Call for prices on all our Montura Lstingsl


* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for the dream lot
for your new home look no further. Located in the sought
after Belmont S/D in LaBelle. This .37+/- acre is truly a
dream come true. Only $79,900.
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell @ only
$64,900. Possible seller financing.
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites! Outside LaBelle
limits but only minutes from town! Just offE Road. Don't
miss owning acreage close to laBelle. $46,900.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots


* POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL Location of a Lifetime!
Generations will file past well-traveled location of this
8+/- acres on SR 80 in Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road
frontage and 3 existing entrances offof SR 80. Cleared
with well and electric. Time's on your side in this invest-
ment! $2,750,000.
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel located
near West Glades Elementary in Muse and just minutes
away from downtown LaBelle. $3.50 per square foot.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-l commercial just South of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $499,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown LaBelle
w/great potential. Currently zoned for duplex or single
family .w/a possibility of rezoning to Business.
$119,900.


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