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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: January 4, 2007
Publication Date: 1928-
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
Coordinates: 26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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(863) 983-9148. For more
information, see the At Your
Service Box on page 4.
Miss Sugar 2007
Pageant applications
Applications are now
available at the following
locations for anyone interest-
ed in participating in the Miss
Sugar 2007 Pageant: The
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce, Clewiston High
School, Clewiston Public
Library and the Youth Center.
There will be a mandatory
meeting at the Clewiston Inn
Upper Porch on Feb. 8, 2007
at 7 p.m. Participants will
need to attend along with a
parent or guardian. Applica-
tions must be submitted with
a copy of a birth certificate
and $100 sponsorship. For
more information, please
contact Pam Kelley at (863)
228-3041.
Ministerial
Association meetings
The Clewiston Ministerial
Association will meet at
noon on Jan. 9, in the Hendry
Regional Hospital Confer-
ence Room. All pastors are
invited to attend. Lunch will
be provided.
Virus means
no horses here
As a precautionary meas-
ure due to the current equine
herpes outbreak, the South
Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) is tem-
porarily prohibiting all equine
uses at DuPuis Management
Area and Hickory Hammock
Wildlife Management Area
until further notice. Effective
immediately, trail riding, off-
trail riding and overnight
boarding of horses are all
restricted on'these particular
properties. SFWMD's actions
are consistent with advice
and direction provided by
officials responsible for moni-
toring and controlling the
highly-contagious virus.
All other public uses con-
tinue to be available and are
unaffected by the equine
restrictions. The DuPuis Man-
agement Area is located in
western Martin County; Hick-
ory Hammock is in Highlands
County. For more information
call the SFWMD's Recreation-
al Hotline at 1-866-433-6312.
Alzheimer's support
group schedule
Beginning on Tuesday,
Jan. 2, 2007, and Tuesday,
Jan. 16, at -2 p.m., the
Alzheimer's support group
will meet regularly on the
first and third Tuesday of
each month.
For more information,
please call Palm Terrace of
Clewiston at (863) 983-5123.


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Opinion ............. 6
School ............13
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Bicyclist pronounced
dead on the scene
after being hit

By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
HENDRY COUNTY- Police
are looking for two vehicles
believed to have been involved
in a crash that left one bicyclist


dead recently.
Of the three cars believed to
have struck the bicyclist, two
fled from the scene without
regard to the condition of the
victim.
On Friday, Dec. 22, at approx-
imately 6:30 p.m. Florida High-
way Trooper Finneran arrived at
a call at S.R. 29, just north of
Sams Lane, to find a 23-year-old
man dead from crash-related


injuries.
The victim, Simon V. Clicerio,
of Labelle, was fatally injured
while attempting to cross the
northbound lane of S.R. 29
when he crossed directly in the
path of oncoming traffic.
Witnesses say a Ford pickup
truck struck Mr. Clicerio, eject-
ing him from his bicycle and
throwing him across the south-
bound lane, where a second


FLW events are
coming soon

By Nicole Curry
Clewiston News
LAKE OKEECHOBEE -
Most people don't expect light
rain and choppy waters when
they set out to take a fishing trip.
With experienced fishermen,
though, even those factors
don't seem to hamper a day on
the lake.
At least, that's what I hoped
while on my way to meet with
them for my first fishing outing.
Castrol GTX Pro Angler Mike
Surman and Promotional Coor-
dinator for the Castrol Fishing
Team Laura Long invited The
Clewiston News to join them
for a day of fishing on Lake
Okeechobee.
Mike Surman has been with
the Castrol GTX Pro Angler fish-
ing team for five years now. He
has won one tournament and


Mike Surman holds the "catch of the day." This 10-pound
bass was hooked and reeled in by this reporter the most
inexperienced fisher on the boat.


has finished in the Top 10 posi-
tion 14 times. Mr. Surman also
has his own fishing show called
"All About Fishing."
Laura Long was a co-angler
with the Castrol GTX team. This


year she decided not to fish and
took the opportunity to work
primarily as the Promotional
Coordinator for the Castrol Fish.
See FLV Page 13


in accident


vehicle flung his body hard to
the road.
,The man's body was thrown
into the northbound lane, where
a third vehicle ran over him.
Police believe one of the
vehicles that fled from the scene
is a black Ford Ranger pickup
truck with front and left side
damage, according to witness-
es. The other vehicle's descrip-
tion is unknown, with witnesses


unable to remember what that
vehicle looked like.
Mr. Clicerio was pronounced
dead at the scene.
The Florida Highway Patrol is
urging anyone with information
on this case to please contact
FHP at (800) 993-4618, ext. 286
for Dpl. E.J. Finneran.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


Iva Pittman



director of



the year


Career spans nearly
three decades

By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON- Long-time
city employee Iva Pittman
received the city of Clewiston's
director of the year award at the
Dec. 18 city commission meet-
ing.
City Manager Wendell John-
son presented Ms. Pittman with
her award, ill iur.1] I r for her.
, ,, li, .ii. -, to the city. .
For her part, Ms. Pittman
look advantage of the opportu-


nity to thank her co-workers
and the city of Clewiston for
accepting her.
"I have been very fortunate
here," said a grateful Ms.
Pittman. "I have had great boss-
es and commissioners, very
good colleagues and people I
work with. So many years
working together, we are like a
family here," said Ms. Pittman.
Ms. Pittman's journey to
Clewiston didn't lead straight to
the city.
Ms. Pittman originally came
. 1,, r i ., i. ,i .... ih ., -, i .h sband
and her son, Robby, from Paho-
See Pittman Page 13


Hendry County


will narrow its


candidate search


Final selection may
be made before
Feb. 1

By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON- Hendry
County continues its search for a
new county administrator, fol-
lowing the retirement of Lester
Baird, Sr.
So far, the search has attract-
ed 22 applicants, and the board
is now planning on narrowing
down the selection:
According to the county's


human resource department,
the selection process is quickly
approaching the date of final
selection.
There is no deadline for appli-
cations, however, and the county
continues to accept applications
until the vacancy is filled.
County commissioners are
expected to limit the number of
final candidates soon. Commis-
sioners will be given the oppor-
tunity to choose up to three can-
didates each al their next
meeting Jan. 23.
That process allows up to 15
candidates make it to the final
See County ---Page 18


A Year in Review


The Clewiston News takes a
look at 2006 with this year in
review, highlighting the top news
events of the year.
Jan. 5
Hurricanes from 2005 were a
major concern for the residents of
Clewiston. Other news in 2005
included Lucinda Kelley leaving
Clewiston High School and
Robert Egley assuming her posi-
tion as principal, the local police
department sponsored a kid's
fishing tournament and Jeff Chue
is honored for service
Jan.12
The sugar cane industry
expects to suffer sever Josses dur-
ing harvesting season. Wilh
expectations lower than last
year's harvesting rate, no one
expects much after the end of the
harvest in April.
Jan. 19
After being traumatized by the
recent hurricanes, one family


faced a time clock. After suffering
major storm damage, this family
dealt with the never-ending has-
sles of their mortgage company
as they threatened to take the
home away.
Jan. 26
Local citrus gardens have
been hit by recent hurricanes.
However, nothing could com-
pare to the next complication the
gardens must face: the canker
disease. Nearly 5,700 acres ol
land in Southern Gardens have
been found to contain the treach-
erous disease.
Feb. 2
GCIdes County .fir; ...i i. learn
of an organization designed "spe-
cially for helping the beauty of the
county be restored. The Ever-
glades Restoration Act works
hard to correct the actions against
the Florida Everglades as many
people have polluted or corrupl-
See Review -. Page 18


INI/Ideybis Gonzalez
FDLE officials combed through the Whitaker home after a grisly homicide claimed the lives
of three of the homes inhabitants.


Volume 82,:


Out on the lake: A fishing extravaganza


INI/Nicole Curry
Castrol GTX Pro Angler Mike Surman drops the anchor as we make our first stop on
Lake Okeechobee on Dec. 19.

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Jennings promoted


to supervisor job


LABELLE Hendry/Glades
County Health Department Envi-
ronmental Health Director Billy
Harrison is pleased to announce
the promotion of William Jen-
nings, Registered Environmental
Health Scientist, to an Environmen-
tal Health Supervisor position,
working out of the Labelle office.
"I think Mr. Bill Jennings will be
a great asset to the Hendry and
Glades County Health Depart-
ment's future endeavors in our
area," said Environmental Health
Director Billy Harrison, B.S., M.A.
Mr. Jennings received his B.S.
degree from Ferris State Universi-
ty, Mich., in 1974. He received his
Michigan Registered Sanitarian
credential in 1978, his National
Environmental Health Associa-
tion Registered Sanitarian creden-
tial in 1985 and his National Reg-
istered Environmental Health
Specialist/Registered Sanitarian
credentials in 1991. Mr. Jennings
is certified in several of the Florida
Department of Public Health,
Environmental Health programs
including: Food Protection and
Onsite Sewage Treatment and
Disposal, Potable Water Supply
Systems, Public Food Service and
Facilities. He has been creden-
tialed in Asbestos Materials, Haz-


ardous Materials and Under-
ground Storage Tank Removal.
He previously held several posi-
tions in Public Health in Michigan
counties and with national envi-
ronmental consulting corporations
in Albany, N.Y. and Grand Rapids,
Mich., before coming to Florida.
Mr. Jennings has a range of
experiences with diverse public
forums. His previous work with
project development in most of the
eastern and central states is expect-
ed to benefit the department and
our community now facing a new
era of change. Mr. Jennings has
been working with the Hendry
County Health Department for five
years. He now expects to expand
his participation with well con-
struction and water supply issues
to include community leaders and
local governmental officials.
The Hendry/Glades County
Health Department promotes
and protects the health and safety
of our two counties through the
delivery of quality health services
and the promotion of health care
standards. For additional infor-
mation please contact us at any
of our three sites or via our e-mail
address at: http://doh.state.fl.us/
chdHendry/home.html


CREW wraps up 2006

with list of good deeds


CREW has successfully
helped 306 clients this year and
been able to close their cases by
either providing direct assis-
tance or referring them to some-
one who can help!
We have worked with many
organizations to find funding for
roof repairs and replacements,
interior repairs from water dam-
age, debris removal, installed
new windows and air condition-
ing units, rebuilt fences and
more. We have also recruited
volunteers from eight different
states and from May 2006 till the
end of the year we had 237 vol-
unteers work 5480 hours for an
in kind donation total of
$101,380.
The new year is already filling
up with volunteer groups, we
have a volunteer group every


week beginning January 7
through March 29, 2007. They
are coming from five different
states including local and out of
area Florida groups.
We still need help in repairing
over 300 Hurricane Wilma dam-
aged homes and repairing a
handful of homes damaged by
Tropical Storm Ernesto and fires.
We have successfully raised
funds to pay for all the repairs
previously made as well as some
of the ones coming the begin-
ning of this year. We need more
however. We need funds to help
pay our basic operating costs, as
well as funding for future proj-
ects. Check out the links to our
web and blog sites below to find
out about the incredible job we
have been doing and to find out
how you can help!


Local student

graduates with honors


PALM BEACH COUNTY For-
mer Glades Day Class of 2002,
Kerri J. Milita,
daughter of
Dale and Car-
olyn Milita of
Canal Point,
has graduated
with highest
honors,
Summa Cum
Laude, from
the University Kerr J.
of Central Flori- Milita
da, and the
Burnett Honors College, with
Honors in the Major, with a dou-


ble major, baccalaureate degree
in political science/psychology.
Kerri worked in several Sena-
torial District Offices and in Talla-
hassee throughout her years at
UCF. Her future plans include
working in State Government.
She will enter graduate school in
September 2007 to pursue her
graduate degrees. During the
seven months between her grad-
uation and graduate school, she
will work with local governmen-
tal services in South Florida and
also in Tallahassee during the
2007 legislative session. Kerri's
grade point average is 3.97.


New sign
Thanks to Dave Lyons, of Lyons Printing, the community
can now easily locate the HRMC Foundation office by its
newly constructed sign. Based in front of U.S. Highway 27
at 544 West Sugarland Highway, the sign clearly identifies
the Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation, along
with its phone number (863)-983-2735. The Foundation
members wish to acknowledge Mr. Lyons and express
their appreciation for his kindness and generosity.


Obituaries


Wanda Beck
Wanda Beck, age 67, of
Moore Haven, died Saturday,
Dec. 23, 2006. Born July 5, 1939,
in Moore Haven, she was a life-
time resident of Moore Haven
and a homemaker and a mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church of
Moore Haven.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Theodore Beck
and daughter, Julie Warren. Her
survivors include sons, Charlie
Beck of Moore Haven, David
(Donna) Thomas of Okee-
chobee, Joey Beck of Moore
Haven, David (Evelyn) Beck of
Jacksonville; daughters, Vickie
(Lynn) Walker of Lake Placid,
Carol Beck of Moore Haven,
Donna (Dave) Palladino of
Moore Haven and Jennifer Beck
of Moore Haven.
In addition, she is survived by
25 grandchildren and 26 great
grandchildren and a sister, Edith
Lathem of Kansas City, Kansas.
Services were held on
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006 at the
First Baptist Church of Moore
Haven, with interment at Ortona
Cemetery.
All arrangements were under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okee-
chobee, .
Mary Inez Herring
Mary Inez Herring, age 94,
departed to join the Lord on
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at
Hospice of Palm Beach County.
She was born May 9, 1912, in
Keyton, Ala., the daughter of
Isham Marvin and Lillie Kinsey
Brackin. She married Daniel G.
Herring in 1931, and moved to


Belle Glade where she has
served faithfully, and was always
lovingly dedicated to her family.
She is preceded in death by
her loving husband of 66 years,
Daniel G. "Buck" Herring; her
son, James Marvin; her daugh-
ter, Alice Faye Thornton and her
siblings, Wade and Milton
Brackin and Gladys Williams.
She is survived by her broth-
er, Paul Brackin, Elizabeth Her-
ring, Luke (Dona) Thornton; her
six grandchildren, James
(Dianne) Herring, Dan (Tina)
Herring, Louise (Mark) Forsythe,
Steve Herring, Charles (Renee)
Thornton, Mike (Susan) Thorn-
ton; and ten great-grandchil-
dren, Michelle (Robin) Lopez,
Blake, Daniel and Michael Her-
ring, Justin and Jarrod Forsythe,
Thomas, William, Savannah,
and Seth Thornton.
A visitation was held Friday,
Dec. 29, 2006, at Glades Funeral
Chapel in Belle Glade. Funeral
services were held Saturday,
Dec. 30, 2006, at the First Baptist
Church in Belle Glade. Inter-
ment followed at Port Mayaca
Cemetery.
Donations can be made to
Samaritan's Purse or Hospice of
Palm Beach County.





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In Loving Memory Of
Beverly J. Parks
9/20/41 12/11/05
Missing You
When we sit here alone thinking,
We start to miss you.
When we do the little things we used to do,
We start to miss you.
When we go places we used to go together,
We start to miss you.
But we know that someday, we will not have
to miss you anymore, because we will be with
Syou for eternity. But until that day comes
We Will Be Missing You!!
Dearly Loved & Sadly Missed
Your Loving Husband, Family & Friends


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Immokalee man dies


in Hendry crash


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
HENDRY COUNTY-At
around dawn on Tuesday, Dec.
26, a 27 year-old Immokalee
man died and a Miami man was
seriously injured after being
involved in a vehicle crash.
Based on a report by the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the victim, identified as Joe
Lopez Cruz, was traveling in a
2003 Chevrolet west on County
Road 833 when his vehicle went
into the north shoulder and
overturned into a private road-
way.
After the vehicle flipped, the
vehicle came to a stop on its roof
facing south; Lopez was ejected
from the vehicle.
Representatives with FHP are
unsure if he was ejected or man-
aged to get out himself.
The other victim, who was
also seriously injured, was 28-


year-old Ryan D. Yescas, of Miami.
Yescas was traveling east on
County Road 833 and also veered
off the road on the north side.
Mr. Yescas' vehicle hit several
trees before a tire came off and
the vehicle started spinning, the
vehicle then hit Mr. Lopez,
killing him instantly, before col-
liding with a Chevrolet.
Yescas was transported to
Hendry Regional Medical Center
with serious injuries, the passen-
ger Courtney Michelle Doctor
riding with Yescas, was trans-
ported to St. Mary's Hospital in
West Palm Beach with minor
injuries.
Mr. Cruz's body was trans-
ported to the Ft. Myers Medical
Examiners office.
According to the FHP report
at this time charges are still
pending on the case.
Staff writer deybis Conzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


Chamber Buzz


By Sean Moore
Greetings and Happy New
Year! 'Tis the season for all of us
in the local business community
to prepare for our busy season. I
am speaking, of course, of the
time of year when we really begin
to see an influx of northern visi-
tors. Our tourist season in many
cases makes or breaks the bot-
tom line of many of the small
businesses in our lake area com-
munities. In speaking with many
business owners that are prepar-
ing for this time of year I have
picked up a few pointers to pass
along for any new businesses in
the area or those that are always
open to advice, even if it may be
something they already know or
have tried in the past. The biggest
piece of advice is probably the
simplest thing, be prepared! You
have to make sure your shelves
stay stocked and that you are not
constantly out of supplies or of
your top sellers. Items are going
to sell faster as you get more cus-
tomers in the stores so you may
have to step up your ordering in
preparation, or order twice a
week rather than one as you are
accustomed. An empty shelf is a
huge turn- off to a potential cus-
tomer. Secondly, make sure your
employees are prepared. I hear
all the time from people that live
in Clewiston year round that the
customer service in many of our
stores or restaurants is frustrating
to deal with or uninterested in
helping the customer at all. If a
visitor to our town and your busi-
ness feels that same way; the
chances of them returning are
much less than that of a year
round resident. Stress the impor-
tance of great customer service
and stay on your employees to
maintain a high level of service
with a "customer comes first,
personal chatter off the clock"
attitude, or they may have all
kinds of time to talk to each other
when the customers have
stopped coming in. Nobody


wants to be a "mean boss" by
griping at employees, but if they
are not doing the job you hired
them to do remind them that they
can and will be replaced. It's your
business so don't be afraid to rep-
rimand or fire employees that are
doing you more harm than good.
Trust me, there are enough peo-
ple that want and need jobs that
would be willing to do the things
you expect of them. The next tid-
bit to toss your way would be to
"know your customer". Every-
one knows the primary likes and
dislikes of the local Clewiston res-
ident so stocking shelves and
ordering items can be done when
you are half asleep. With the
influx of'our seasonal residents it
never hurts to stock items you
normally may not. Try to cater to
the % ants and needs of potential
new customers, evdh if it is only
for 3 or 4 months. Can you order
items that are normally found
regionally? What do they like in
the Northeast or the Midwest? Do
they call items by a different
name? If so, should you change
your labeling or in-store displays
to reflect those differences? Last
but not least, advertise! Just
because local residents know
what you carry in your stores
doesn't mean the seasonal resi-
dents do too! If you only advertise
once a year, now is a good time
to do it. Joining the Chamber is a
cheap way to advertise. You can
ask fellow Chamber members all
we do to spread the word about
events and activities. We also
have partner deals with the local
radio stations and newspaper to
stretch your advertising dollars or
to help defray some of the costs
of advertising. One of the biggest
keys to a successful business is to
meet your customer's needs in a
timely, efficient, and friendly
manner. Hopefully some of these
hints will help you. achieve your
sales goals the next few months
and propel you on to another
great year. See you next week!


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CREW volunteers end busy year of repairs


HENDRY COUNTY CREW
was busy during the month of
December making sure as many
people as possible had a good
Christmas.
CREW was able to make the
wishes come true for 86 children
in Hendry and Glades Counties
with the help of some private indi-
viduals from Cape Coral. Staff and
Board members with kids from
the Baptist Church spent the day
Thursday before Christmas deliv-
ering gifts that had been hand-
picked for these specific kids.
Volunteers from East Lake
United Methodist came and
worked on replacing drywall in
Moore Haven on Dec. 2. First
Presbyterian Church volunteers
came and hung drywall, cabi-
nets, and doors in Clewiston on
Dec. 16.
We have been very blessed
and the New Year will see volun-
teers coming every week begin-
ning Jan. 6, till some time in
March and we are still scheduling.


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First Presbyterian Church of Boca Raton volunteers repair
Hurricane Wilma damage.


Donors have generously provided
for the materials and costs of the
repairs we are still making due to


Hurricane Wilma. We still have
350 families needing to recover
from Hurricane Wilma and a


handful from Tropical Storm
Ernesto and local fires.
Our Unmet Needs Committee
meets every month and finds
local agencies and other donors
and volunteers to help meet the
unmet needs of these families. So
far, we have been able to help or
find others to help over 300 fami-
lies. We are also helping low
income residents strengthen their
homes against future storms and
disasters, through the statewide
My Safe Florida program.
We are asking our own com-
munity to step up and volunteer
for CREW. We have had a few
local volunteers, but most of our
volunteers come from out town
or state. We also need donations
to help cover the cost of doing
business. We often do get donors
willing to donate supplies or
cover the costs incurred by volun-
teers, but we also need donations
simply to keep our doors open.
Start the New Year off right by
seeing what you can do to help!


January bloom, flowers sprout early in year


The first month of the year is
typically cool with weather pat-
terns marked by the fairly regular
passage of cold fronts, which
cause temperatures to dip sharply
for a day, or two before rising back
to comfortable levels. January is
normally quite dry as well but
showers may precede cold fronts
and can be locally heavy at times.
Short days and cool dry condi-
tions have reduced the growth of
most plants to a minimal level and
it may seem we are in the depths
of our Florida winter. Although
many vistas look drab and brown
in January, bougainvillea and
orchid trees are in full bloom this
month and brighten up the land-
scape with their bright colors.
Although January is often our
coldest month, it is also the first
month of "spring" in our area. The
changes are subtle to be sure, but
look around and you will see the
reddish new leaves on the red
maples, cypress and willow buds
swelling with new growth and the
live oaks beginning to show their
yellowish flowers. For those who
take the time too look a couple of
terrestrial orchids are presently in
bloom. One is the minuscule
white flowered lawn orchid
(Zeuxine strateumatica) which is
quite common and easily found in
cultivated and wild grassy areas.
The other, the green flowered
water spider orchid (Habenaria
quinquesta) is larger but may be


easily overlooked in hammocks
and moist flatwood locations.
January may bring frost and for
this reason it is wise to avoid
major pruning and fertilizing of
trees and shrubs to avoid inducing
tender new growth which would
be most susceptible to freezing
temperatures. If frost is predicted,
covering sensitive plants is the
surest means of protection.
Lawns should be irrigated
once or twice a week depending
on the weather to maintain them
in good condition. Remember
that grasses are growing slowly
now and avoid over watering
which can encourage weeds to
invade turf areas. Although your
grass may not be growing
enough to warrant mowing be
sure to run the mower over turf
periodically to maintain grass
height and to control weeds that
may be present and prevent
them from seeding.
Bare or brown areas in turf can
be over-seeded with rye to green
up lawns in poor condition. Be
aware that this fix is temporary as
the rye is a cool season grass and
will fade out by May as the weath-
er begins to get hot.
Plant a tree to celebrate Florida
Arbor Day, which falls on the third
Friday in January. Here in Hendry
County we are blessed with a
wealth of trees. By planting a tree
you will help assure that our chil-
dren and their children's children


will enjoy this rich heritage.
January is a good time to
move trees and shrubs in the
landscape. They are relatively
dormant now and will suffer less
shock than at other times. Large
specimens should be prepared
several months before hand by
root pruning to create a manage-
able root ball. Containerized
plants can be transplanted at any
time. It is dry now, be sure to
water in transplanted material
thoroughly and water daily until
established. Astute gardeners
will recall the old adage for suc-
cess in transplanting trees and
shrubs. Better to prepare a one
hundred dollar hole for a twenty-
five dollar plant than to put a one
hundred dollar plant in a twenty
five dollar hole. Dig a hole that is
at least three time the diameter of
the root ball of the plant..
Fall crops are in decline and
should be renewed with fresh
plantings of warm season vegeta-
bles for the spring crop. It is also
time to replant tired annual flow-
ers for vibrant spring color. Be
sure to feed vegetables and annu-
als every 3 to 4 weeks to ensure
top performance and high yields.
Most annual flowers and veg-
etables can be planted this
month. Vegetables that can be
planted this month include
beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage,
carrots, cauliflower, collards,
cucumbers, eggplants, peas,


kale, lettuce, mustard, onion
sets, parsley, peppers, potatoes,
pumpkins, radishes, spinach,
squash, sweet corn, Swiss chard,
tomatoes, and turnips. Hold off
with cantaloupe, cucumber and
watermelon until month's end
for best results.
A wide variety of flowers
including alyssum, baby's
breath, bachelor buttons, bal-
sam, calendulas, carnations, cos-
mos, cockscomb, daisies, forget-
me-nots, gaillardia, impatiens,
larkspur, lobelia, lupines,
marigolds, morning glories, nas-
turtiums, pansies, periwinkles,
petunias, phlox, pinks, poppies,
portulacas, salvia, statice, stocks,
strawflower, sweet peas, sweet
William, and verbena.
Bulbs to plant this month
include amaryllis, blood lilies,
caladiums, crinum, iris, spider
lilies, and zephyranthes.
Good luck and good garden-
ing.
Gene McAvoy is the County
Extension Director and horticul-
ture agent with the Hendry Coun-
ty Extension Service. Direct your
horticulture questions to PO Box
68, LaBelle, FL 33975, e-mail -
gmcavoy@ifas.ufl.edu or phone
863-674-4092 or 863-983-1598.
You are also welcome to visit the
Hendry County Extension Office
at 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle. Office
hours are from 8:00 5:00.


Construction work at new business nearly done


By Nicole Cuny
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON-Construction
work for a new business in
Clewiston is nearing completion.
At the southwest corner of
WC. Owen and U.S. 27, where
Value Pawn once stood, the cor-
ner of Sugarland Highway and
WC. Owen, a Walgreens is being
constructed.
It will be a 15,000 square foot
building, complete with a drive-


through window.
The demolition of the old
building is now complete and
construction on the new building
has started.
Walgreens will be accessible
from Sugarland Highway; it will
also have two entrances and exits
accessible from Sagamore
Avenue.
Malcolmson Construction in
St. Petersburg has been rewarded
with the chance to construct and


Community Events


Cultural Center
to host show
Come one, come all to the Fire-
house cultural Center Variety and
Talent Show directed by Donna
Baines. Come and enjoy the many
talents of the people of Labelle and
the surrounding areas. There will
be singing, dancing, and a few
funny stories being told. There will
also be a few surprises that you
surely won't want to miss. Perfor-
mances will be Jan. 4-7, and 11-14.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
night performances begin at 7 p.m.
and Sunday matinees begin at 2
p.m. Admission price is $10 with
reservation and $12 without reser-
vation. Reservations can be made
by calling (863) 675-3066. Visa and
MasterCard are accepted. The the-
ater is located at 241 North Bridge
Street in Labelle. So put on your


glade rags and come on down.
Start your new year off right with
an enjoyable night at the theater.

Fish Fry at
First Christian
First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco Street, will be conduct-
ing its annual fish fry to welcome
back our winter residents, Satur-
day, Jan. 20, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The
menu includes: Lake Okeechobee
fish, baked beans, cole slaw, hush
puppies, iced tea, and dessert. You
may have your choice of four
times: 4-4:40; 4:45-5:25; 5:30-6:10;
or 6:15-7 p.m. This event is "free"
but you must have a ticket for one
of the four sessions. To get a ticket,
please call (863) 983-1804 or you
may get one by attending one of
the services of the church and
requesting one.


Local Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service
Clewiston and surrounding area
Thursday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise it will be partly
cloudy, with a high near 82. East wind around 11 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. East winds will
be between 8 and 11 mph.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 80. South winds will be
between 7 and 9 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South winds will
be between 3 and 5 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 83. East wind between 3
and 5 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 81.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 72.
Monday night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with
a low around 62.


build this new building in Clewis-
ton.
Currently, the construction
company is relocating under-
ground facilities, such as water
and sewer lines and power lines,
and preparing the foundation for
the construction of the building.
The new building will require
a new and larger water line that
was there before. This new water
line will meet the required water
supply of the fire sprinkler system.


Underground storage tanks will
be put in to hold extra water. This
will take between 90 and 120 days
to complete.
Completion of this new project
is scheduled for April of 2007.
Travis Reese of Building and Zon-
ing hopes for no complications or
problems for the completion of
Walgreens on time.

Staff WriterNicole Quy can be
reachedatncuny@newszap.com.


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Public meetings are organized for new dike plans


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(COE), Jacksonville District, has
opened a public comment period
concerning major rehabilitation
of the Herbert Hoover Dike
(HHD), specifically the modified
design of Reaches 2 and 3 includ-
ing toe ditch repair work within
these reaches.
A Notice of Intent to prepare
a Supplement Environmental
Impact Statement (SEIS) for


Reaches 2 and 3 to the 1999
Draft Environmental Impact
Statement was published in the
Federal Register Aug. 9, 2006.
The COE received public com-
ments Aug. 10 through Sept. 9,
2006. A new 45-day comment
period ends Feb. 5, 2007.
The purpose of the document
is to assess the environmental
impacts for the toe ditch fills and
the new design for the rehabili-
tation of Reach 2 and 3. This has


potential impact for residents in
Hendry, Glades and Palm Beach
counties.
To review the document, go to
http://planning.saj.usace.army.m
il/envdocs/envdocsb.htm. To
submit comments, mail to: U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Attn:
Nancy Allen, Planning Division,
701 San Marco Blvd., Jack-
sonville, Florida 32207 or submit
by e-mail to: HHDEISComments@
usace.army.mil.


The COE will host an open
house and public meeting at the
John Boy Auditorium in Clewis-
ton Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30
p.m. The meeting portion begins
at 7 p.m. The Auditorium is locat-
ed at 1200 WC Owen Avenue.
The COE will present information
on the proposed dike rehabilita-
tion and the draft SEIS.
The Jacksonville District
announced a new design
approach for the dike rehabilita-


tion in October. The COE is cur-
rently working to, expedite the
redesign and resume construc-
tion on the first of eight!teaches in
the rehabilitation project. Con-
struction initially started in
December 2005, but was placed
on temporary hold until new
design elements could be incor-
porated.


The COE welcomes the pub-
lic's views, comments and infor-
mation about environmental and
important issues regarding the
HHD rehabilitation project.
For further information, please
call the Jacksonville District Corpo-
rate Communication Office at 904-
232-1953 or visit the District web
site atwww.saj.usace.army.mil.



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Crist Sworn in as Florida's 44th Governor


TALLAHASSEE Charlie Crist
took the oath of office during the
Official Inaugural Ceremony on
Jan. 2, making him Florida's 44th
Governor. Following a 19-gun
artillery salute and flyover, provided
by the Florida National Guard, Gov-
ernor Crist set the tone for his
administration in his inaugural
address. He reflected on leaders of
the past, calling for bi-partisan solu-
tions, outlining his plans for Flori-
da's future and vowing to work as
"The People's Governor".
"This will be Florida's greatest
century," said Governor Crist. "If
we move forward together as
Floridians to do the people's work,
there is nothing we cannot achieve
- the People's legislature and the
People's Governor following the
People's Agenda!"
The new governor called for bi-
partisanship to address the chal-
lenges plaguing Florida's citizens,
specifically the burden of spiraling
property insurance costs and rising
property taxes. He urged Floridians


and lawmakers alike to reach for
new conclusions and fresh ideas
and emphasized the need for per-
manent real solutions.
"Our challenge is to recognize
our common future, our common
destiny, and to understand that we
are stronger in cooperation than in
competition," said Governor Crist.
"The work we need to do, we can
only do together."
Governor Crist announced he
will issue his first Executive Order
Wednesday to establish the cre-
ation of the Office of Open Govern-
ment within the Executive Office
of the Governor. The office will
ensure that Floridians have access
to leaders and the workings of
elected officials. Governor Crist
explained that a complete and
thorough review of every state
agency will be conducted to deter-
mine how the organization can
better serve the people of Florida.
"Our people will not be disen-
franchised by the parlance of
bureaucracy," said Governor Crist.


"This is the people's government,
and clear, plain language will be
used to make it open and transpar-
ent to all."
In addition to Governor Crist
and Lieutenant Governor Kot-
tkamp, members of the Florida
Cabinet were sworn in at the cere-
mony today. Charles Bronson took
the oath of the office as Commis-
sioner of Agriculture administered
by The Honorable Jeffords "Jeff"
Miller, Circuit Judge, Osceola
County. Alex Sink was sworn in as
Chief Financial Officer. Her oath
was administered by The Honor-
able Charles Arnold, Jr., Circuit
Judge, Jacksonville. Bill McCollum
took the oath of office as Attorney
General administered by The Hon-
orable Charles Wells, Justice, Flori-
da Supreme Court.
The Official Swearing in Cere-
mony was the focal point of the
day of inaugural events that began
with a prayer breakfast at Florida
A&M University's Gaither Gymna-
sium this morning. Events follow-


ing the Official Swearing in Cere-
mony include the Inaugural
Parade and the Governor's Man-
sion "The People's House" Tour
and Street Festival.
The Inaugural Parade includes
elected officials, members of the
law enforcement divisions of sever-
al state agencies, marching bands
from Florida high schools and uni-
versities, the Florida National Guard
13th Army Band and many civic
organizations.
The Street Festival includes per-
formances by Bill Wharton and
Grammy-winning country singer
Billy Dean. The Department of Agri-
culture will host "A Taste of Florida"
where restaurants from across the
state will serve food free of charge
to the public. The festival will
include many attractions for chil-
dren, notably photo opportunities
with animals from Sea World and
Busch Gardens. Attendees will also
participate in guided tours of the
Governor's Mansion "The Peo-
ple's House".


FPL applies to DEP for construction permit


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Submitted photo
This map shows the location
of the power plant and trans-
mission lines as submitted
by FPL to the state.


Route of transmission
lines permit
also submitted

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES COUNTY Florida
Power & Light submitted a site cer-
tification application to the Florida
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection to continue forward with its
plans to build a power plant locally.
The application is done through
the Power Plant Siting Act. Both the
power plant and transmission line
route are covered in the application,
which was submitted on Dec. 21.
Grover Whidden, FPL manager
of external affairs, in an e-mail,
explained the process.
"This project is part of FPL's
ongoing commitment to meet the


growing need for new generation
in 2012-13 by building an advanced
technology coal power plant," Mr.
Whidden writes.
Mr. Whidden further mentions
that they have gathered input
from the community about
issues, concerns and ideas on this
project, and have spoken to hun-
dreds on the issue.
The e-mail includes a map of the
chosen route, which was selected
for the following reasons: it is collo-
cated in part with existing transmis-
sion lines; there are relatively few
homes in close proximity; the route
avoids schools and school sites; it
crosses the Caloosahatchee River at
an existing electric utility crossing;
the route avoids large areas of envi-
ronmentally sensitive lands; the line
can be built along this route for a
reasonable cost.
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A very, very short history of Lake Okeechobee


By MaryAnn Morris
Those of you who are only here
in the winter may not know of the
beginnings of this part of Florida;
how the towns around Lake Okee-
chobee came to be.
The really, really short version is
that people came here for the rich
farmland and year-around farming.
Land was cheap and investors
were plenty in the late 1800s and
just after the turn of the century.
Moore Haven, incorporated in
1916, was begun by James Moore.
His wife wrote an article for Tropic
Magazine in 1917 about the town's
beginnings: "Eighteen Months in
the Everglades." The article details
Mr. and Mrs. Moore's journey from
Fort Lauderdale to the wilds of Lake
Okeechobee, to the Moore Haven
of tents and shacks to the town it
hat' become a year and a half later.
It can be found online.
Clewiston got its namesake
from Alonzo Clewis of Tampa. It
was incorporated in 1920, but a
group of Japanese settlers came
years before, walking up the lake
shore to the place then called Sand
Point. Many Japanese emigrated
here to Florida, having heard from
one of their own, Joe Saki, of the
possibility of riches to be made
farming in Florida.
Yamato in Palm Beach County
was also settled by the Japanese.
Pahokee, Belle Glade, Canal
Point all followed after their sto-


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The school in Tantie (now Okeechobee) was built in 1909 to replace the original palmetto
thatch school.


ries, though, will come in a future
issue.
But Okeechobee was the grand-
mother of them all.
It was first settled by the Rauler-
sons (Peter and Louisiana) who
moved down from Basinger in
1896 to find more grazing land for
their cattle.


More people came, including
Peter Raulerson's brother, Lewis,
who opened a general store. Trav-
eling preachers stopped by and a
school for the community's chil-
dren opened in 1898.
People soon called the commu-
nity "Tantie" after its second
teacher, Tantie Huckabee.


Bit by bit, people learned about
Tantie and people came, bought
land and started businesses.
One of those was Daniel
McCarthy, founder of Glades Gas.
"He borrowed $1,000 from my
great-grandfather and built a build-
ing on the northwest corner of Park
Street and Fifth Avenue, where he


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opened the D. B. McCarthy General
Store in 1915; the same year the
name of the town Tantie changed
to Okeechobee," said Mrs. Monica
Clark of her grandfather, Mr.
McCarthy. "His store had three
stores in one: a grocery store, a
clothing store and a combination
hardware and feed store. The
building where Lawn Tamer is
now was part of his store."
Dozier Clements also remem-
bers Okeechobee.
"When I was nine years old I
went to work in the A&P store on
Park Avenue. It was in the building
where H&H Aluminum is now,"
said Mr. Clements. "Bobby
Burgess' dad was the manager. He
gave me a job when I didn't even
know what work or a job was and
he taught me how to work. Eventu-
ally I had to leave because A&Pwas
a union store and I was too young
to work there. Then I worked at
Hunt's Grocery after school.


"My parents owned and operat-
ed a restaurant on Park Avenue in
the building Gladys' Restaurant is
now. It was called Mary's Coffee
Shop, after my half-sister."
According to the interviews
conducted by Twila Valentine, who
wrote for this paper until her death
in 2003, the town continued to
grow.
An Uncle Charlie Winkler came
by boat the latter part of December,
1914, about a week before a train
started running to the area, and
built a small shack in the main part
of town, putting a barbershop sign
over its door. (This became the
social center of town.)
About the same time or a bit
later came Albert Berka, who was
originally from Austria. Albert built
a bakery next door to Uncle Char-
lie's barbershop on what is now
Southwest Second Street.
Cattle ranching and fishing were
the main sources of income for the
settlers.
Drinking establishments, such
as Mr. Bryant's "rough house" over
on Taylor Creek, kept busy
throughout the year.
Ellis Meserve, who arrived by
train, opened a hardware store, the
first passenger to do so in 1915.
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The year of God's great promises Area Church News in Brief
Sy h Frida Night Liats CREW needs


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church,
Clewiston
Many new years have seen my
life invaded by a white elephant.
Actually, an exchange game called
"white elephant" where people
swap wrapped gifts ranging from
good to not so good items. It's a lot
of fun, and like they say, one man's
trash is another man's treasure.
One year however, I ended up
with something that looked pretty
good on the outside but was a
mess on the inside.
Maybe you feel that way as we
start the new year. You look okay,
but while everybody's singing and
celebrating, you're hurting and
heartbroken. It is times like these


we need to remember God's
promises for us. The Scriptures tell
us that our Lord came here to
"heal the bro-
kenhearted and
bind up their
wounds"
(Psalm 147:3).
The healing



lems with for- John
getfulness in Hicks
our spiritual
lives. A study at John Hopkins
found that two things people for-
get most often are names and
where they put something. Over
thirty-eight percent of us at some


point have forgotten what we got
up to do or get!
When trials come, many of us
at times forget that God cares.
When we feel lost, we forget.that
He is our guide. When things look
impossible, we forget that impos-
sibilities are God's specialty.
Throughout our country,
churches put one line sermons on
their signs to help people in their
daily walk and help remind us of
some of God's promises. As we
enter into this new year, let me
share three sign messages that
recently caught my attention. They
are worth thinking about! Is God
your steering wheel or your spare
tire?" Unplugged? Plug in and get
current with God. Christians, like
pianos, need frequent tuning.


What would happen if each
day we made an effort to make
God our steering wheel, to get
plugged in with God, and spiritual-
ly tune ourselves? 'What would
happen if we made 2007 the year
to remind oursels"s every day of
God's promises? We might just
find our faith growing and our
hearts soaring. We might just find
strength for our souls and a more
positive outlook on life.
Our lives would be much more.
blessed if we can remember the
promises we have in His Word and
that He is faithful in keeping them.
God's powerful promises can
bring hope and joy to each day of
ouryear!
Let's make 2007 a year of
embracing them!


Live each day, not simply the holidays


By Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Holidays come and go, then
it's back to the old routines.
That's normal and I don't think it
is so bad after all. The people
who are hap-
piest remem- .
ber the big
events in their .
lives but it is in ; "
the day-to-day
living that we
share the
greatest joys.
We talk about
a "happy child- SamuelS.
hood" and it is T
not a series of
celebrations one after another,
but in the daily living, sharing,
being part of a family, loving and
just being there.
A happy couple has their great
moments; good and bad, like
everyone else but what takes
place day by day is what gives
lasting happiness. With day-to-
day joys come day-to-day temp-
tations to slip back into old
habits; for better or for worse.


This is the time of year when
many good New Year's resolu-
tions come apart and good inten-
tions fall by the wayside. One of
the advertisements for breaking
bad habits shows people who
have to renew their "will power"
and really decide to do some-
thing. They talk about past efforts
and then slipping up. There is
one person who resolved to quit
a bad habit and used a strong
word to describe it "addiction."
That person gets my vote for suc-
cess this time because she is tak-
ing her situation with the serious-
ness that it merits. .
I've heard people say "I can
quit/lose weight/stop anytime"
but they never do so. Others have
talked about "having enough will
power" and don't seem to make
much progress. In my own expe-
rience, the greatest gains come
when we take very, very serious-
ly what we have to face.
The good resolutions that
people make at New Year's are
best kept in the day-to-day strug-
gle to do better or give up some-
thing that needs to be given up.
The greatest joys, the greatest
victories, are in the day-to-day


small steps that become habits
for good and powers for change.
They are the straws that give
strength to the bundle and the
bundle resists breaking by the
collection of the many straws;
weak in themselves, but collec-
tively able to resist great forces
against them.
They become the counter-
force to the strength of bad
things that attract us. We are
admonished to be "self con-
trolled and alert. Your enemy the
devil prowls around like a roar-
ing lion looking for someone to
devour (1 Peter 5:8)." It is in self-
control and awareness that we
keep our resolutions, taking seri-
ously the strength of the adversi-
ties that we wish to'conquer and
practicing day by day overcom-
ing things that give us problems.
When the time of temptation
comes, we have a backlog of
resources to help. The person
with a calendar full of days of
resisting temptation has a run-
ning start over the newcomer
when "the roaring lion" appears;
there is a source of small victo-
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with the collection of small
ones; the-small ones prepare us
for the big confrontations and
temptations.
It is in my being both self-con-
trolled and alert that I acknowl-
edge the strength of the things
that tempt me. I have to recog-
nize that they are out there too,
prowling around and awaiting a
weak moment on my part.
The holidays come and go.
They inspire me and move me to
do better; the final comfort
comes in the daily gains that
prove big things can be con-
quered a step at a time. Now and
again, there are setbacks and
slip-ups. They are not the end,
though, unless I give in and let
them be the finish of a good reso-
lution. After all, that's only one
day in many days.
Perhaps I had a head start
with the successful days that
came first. I'll draw on them for
strength and not let one day of
downturns keep me from a long-
term win. Christianity itself is like
that too; in spite of all that hap-
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New minimum wage increase in effect this month


TALLAHASSEE Florida's
minimum wage will be $6.67 per
hour effective Jan. 1, 2007 for all
hours worked in Florida. This
represents an hourly increase of
27 cents over the current state
minimum wage of $6.40 per
hour. Florida's minimum wage
was created in a constitutional
amendment approved by voters
on Nov. 2, 2004, and covers all
employees in the state covered
by the federal minimum wage.
The increase in the minimum
wage this year represents a 4.2
percent change in the federal
consumer price index for urban


wage earners and clerical work-
ers in the South Region for the
12-month period prior to Sept. 1,
2006. Florida's new minimum
wage will be $1.52 more than
the current $5.15 federal mini-
mum wage.
Employers must pay their
employees a wage not less than
the amount of the hourly state
minimum wage for all hours
worked in Florida. The defini-
tions of "employer," "employ-
ee," and "wage" for state pur-
poses are the same as those
established under the federal
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


For "tipped employees" meet-
ing eligibility requirements for
the tip credit under the FLSA,
employers may count tips actu-
ally received as wages under the
FLSA, but the employer must
pay "tipped employees" a direct
wage in an amount equal to the
minimum wage of $6.67 minus
$3.02 (which, as required by
Florida's Constitution, is the
2003 tip credit existing under the
FLSA), or a direct hourly wage of
$3.65 on Jan. 1, 2007.
Employees who are not paid
the minimum wage may bring a
civil action in a court of compe-


tent jurisdiction against the
employer or any person violating
Florida's minimum wage law.
The state attorney general may
also bring an enforcement action
to enforce the minimum wage. As
stated in Florida's Constitution,
the case law, administrative inter-
pretations, and other guiding
standards under the FLSA should
be the guide regarding the con-
struction of Florida's constitution-
al amendment creating the mini-
mum wage. FLSA information
and compliance assistance can
be found at http://www.dol.gov/
do/compliance/comp-flsa.htm.


Alico announces restructuring of Ginn contracts


LA BELLE Alico, Inc.,
announced that its subsidiary,
Alico-Agri, Ltd. has entered into
two restructured contracts with
The Ginn Development Compa-
nies and its associated partner
Lubert-Adler Real Estate Oppor-
tunity Fund, of Philadelphia, Pa.,
for the sale of Alico-Agri's prop-
erty in Lee County, Florida.
The original contracts were
entered into in 2001 and 2003,
respectively, for approximately
5,609 acres near Bonita Springs.
The total contract prices are
$62.9 million for Ginn East and


$75.5 million dollars for Ginn
West, totaling over $138 million.
Each contract required al0 per-
cent initial deposit with future
payments to correspond with
certain zoning approvals.
The amended and renegotiat-
ed contracts that were executed
set Sept. 28, 2007 as the date cer-
tain for payments to Alico-Agri to
begin on both the Ginn East and
Ginn West contracts and require
annual payments for four (4)
years to satisfy full payment.
Additionally, the interest rate was
renegotiated upward to 4 percent


on the Ginn East Contract. There
are provisions in the Ginn West
Contract for time extensions, if
necessary, effectively extending
.the outside payment date on the
Ginn West Parcel from 2010 to
2014. If the time extensions are
exercised by Ginn, annual option
payments are required, which
could total over $16 million,
bringing the total proceeds from
the two contracts to over $154
million. The Company is filing an
8K containing more details con-
cerning the modifications.
Alico Chairman and CEO John


Alexander stated that he was
pleased that the Ginn contracts
could be restructured in a mutu-
ally acceptable fashion creating a
win-win scenario for each party
and for the community. "We con-
tinue to be excited about the ben-
efits that the Ginn communities
will bring to the Ft. Myers area.
We have worked diligently to
improve the contracts for the
benefit of the Alico shareholders.
The negotiation of these amend-
ments demonstrates our commit-
ment as a land management
company" Mr. Alexander noted.


Debt-weary consumers face the January blues


WEST PALM BEACH Now
that the holidays are over, many
consumers are haunted by the
shopping ghosts of holidays
past, as bulging bank and credit
card statements arrive in the
mail. The momentum turns
from holiday shopping and
cheer to panic and fear for those
who piled holiday charges onto
an already-heavy debt load.
"This is the time of year for
many consumers when the joy
of the holiday season becomes a
distant memory and the conse-
quences of overspending begin
to set in," said Jessica Cecere,
president of Consumer Credit
Counseling Service of Palm
Beach County and the Treasure
Coast (CCCS). "It is,also a great
time to get a handle on debt and
make changes to ensure a
healthy financial future."
Average credit card debt for
households with at least one
credit card has more than tripled
over the last two decades. As bal-
ances begin to bulge, consumers
should not take the power of
budgeting for granted. CCCS
offers these tips to help con-
sumers get started on a strategy
to reduce and eliminate debt:


Make a New Year's resolu-
tion to: balance your checkbook
each time you receive a pay-
check to ensure that you are not.
spending more than the amount
you make.
Keep track of your bills.
Designate a filing cabinet or
secured box for bills and finan-
cial statements. Make separate
files for bank statements, tax
documents, credit card bills,
medical receipts, mortgage
statements and other records.
Keep up with due dates.
Create a monthly budget.
Your budget is your spending
plan. To create a budget plan,
determine your monthly income
and recurring expenses like rent
or mortgage payments, utility
bills, food, transportation costs,
tuition, savings, entertainment
and personal grooming. Then
identify other recurring and peri-
odic expenses like clothing,
appliances and maintenance,
gifts, insurance and vacations.
Prioritize your expenses
and spending. After writing
down your expenses, prioritize
them based on your "needs ver-
sus wants." Set spending limits
and estimate costs for each


expense. If any funds are left
over after monthly expenses are
paid, split them between debt
reduction and savings. Pay down
high-interest credit card bills and
loans. Use extra funds to
increase your savings and look
for ways to reduce daily spend-
ing. Bringing your lunch instead
of eating out and skipping that
morning coffee and muffin can
add up to hundreds of dollars in
savings each month.
Develop a diversified sav-
ings plan. Savings should not be
limited to retirement planning.
It's important to save for a down
payment on a home or vehicle or
for uncovered medical expens-
es. Make regular deposits in an
interest-bearing account. Take
advantage of employer-spon-
sored benefits, such as retire-
ment and flexible spending
accounts.
Recognize the early warn-
ing signs of debt trouble. You
may be approaching a debt crisis
if: you're behind on the mort-
gage or rent and utilities, you're
using credit to buy items you
should be able to buy with cash,
you're skipping some payments
to make others, you're getting


notices or calls from bill collec-
tors, or if more than 25 percent
of your take-home pay is going
to credit card debt.
Don't suffer in silence; take
action and get help. If you are
feeling overwhelmed, there are
steps you can take. If you know
you are going to have problems
making payments, you can con-
tact your creditors to explain
your situation and what you're
doing to meet your debt obliga-
tions. Depending on the credi-
tors' policies and your situation,
credit and payment history, you
may be able to negotiate the
amount of your next payment or
a lower interest rate. Remember,

your creditors would rather keep
you as a customer than lose you
to bankruptcy or foreclosure.
You can also work with a certi-
fied credit counselor Who will
help you assess your situation
and provide tools to help you
develop a plan of action.
CCCS provides confidential
budget counseling, money man-
agement education, debt Man-
agement programs and other
services to help consumers.
Contact CCCS at 800-330-CCCS
or.online at www.cccsinc.org.


Beginning in 2007, section
448.109, Florida Statutes, requires
that employers who must pay
their employees the Florida mini-
mum wage to post a minimum
wage notice in a conspicuous and
accessible place in each establish-
ment where such employees are
employed. This poster require-
ment is in addition to the federal
requirement to post a notice of
the federal minimum wage. Flori-


da's minimum wage poster is
available for downloading in Eng-
lish and Spanish from the Agency
for Workforce Innovation's web-
page at: http://www.floridajobs.
org/resources/fl_minwage.html.
The federal poster can be down-
loaded from the U.S. Department
of Labor website at:
http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/com
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the stress of paying holiday debt.
"It is easy to get caught up in
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1. Know how much you owe.
A common mistake is not keep-
ing track of debt. The thinking is
that as long as you can keep up
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once you have paid off your debt,
you will not charge any purchas-
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place to pay off the balance in 90
days or less. Sacrifices now will
mean less stress and a better
financial future.
4. Build a savings cushion.
Once you have paid off your cred-
it card balances, you should begin
to build a savings cushion for
emergency or unexpected
expenses or if you lose your job.
Your goal is three to six months of
living expenses put aside in a sav-
ings account. With this cushion in
place, when the refrigerator stops
working, your car's transmission
gives out or your mother-in-law
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financial future. Set aside time at
least twice a month to manage
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Thursday, January 4, 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Arrest Report


Crime Stoppers


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty
or has the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform the
newspaper. We will confirm the
information and print it.
Hendry County

Clewiston
Alejandro Centeno, 23, was
arrested and charged Dec. 31 with
DUI by D/S Nathan Reed.
Willie Deneric Treadwill, 24,
was arrested and charged with
violation of probation
Kenneth 'Robert McKenzie,
21, was arrested and charged
with felony battery on Nov. 8.
A 17-year-old girl was arrest-
ed and charged with aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon
Dec. 27. D/S Timothy Neidert was
arresting officer.
A 14-year-old boy was arrest-
ed Dec. 27 and charged with
smuggling contraband into a
detention facility. D/S James Clark
was arresting officer.
Douglas Scott Shelton, 18,
was arrested Dec. 27 and charged
with criminal mischief over
$1,000. Arresting officer was D/S
Michael Stevens.
John Henry Horton, 72, was
arrested and charged Dec. 23 with
burglary of a conveyance. Arrest-
ing officer was Cpl. Juan Soto.
Robert Thomas McGrath, 39,
was arrested and charted Dec. 24
with driving with a suspended
license-habitual offender. Arrest-
ing officer was D/S Nathan Kirk.
Western Palm
Beach County

Belle Glade
Jacqueline Dixon, 19, of
Northwest Third Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 26,


by PBSO by Department of Cor-
rections Officer and charged with
violation of probation grand
theft. No bond was set.
Frank Anthony Smith, 24, of
State Road 715, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 26, by PBSO and
charged with possession of mari-
juana with intent to sell. No bond
was set.
Christopher L. Lusane, 33, of
Northwest 12th Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 27,
by PBSO and charged with
domestic battery. No bond was
set.
Felipe L\oez, 42, of North-
east 30th Street,, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 27, by Depart-
ment of Corrections Officer and
charged with violation of proba-
tion leaving scene of a crash
involving injury and possession of
cocaine. He is being held without
bond.
Derrick Kirksey, 21, of South-
west 13th Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 27, by PBSO and
charged with larceny. theft of
more than $300 but less than
$5,000; fraud illegal credit card
use. He was later released on a
surety bond.
Gerald Kitchen, 19, of South-
west Sixth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 27, by PBSO and
charged with domestic battery.
No bond was set.
Terrance Federick, 26, of
Northwest 13th Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 28,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with possession of cocaine
with intent to sell within 1,000 feet
of a specified area, selling or pos-
session of cocaine within 1,000
feet of a park.
DeWayne Ulysses Hale, 29,
of Southwest Avenue C, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 28,
by PBSO and charged with larce-
ny theft of $300 or more but less
than $10,000 from a person of 65
years of age or older; crimes


against elderly person exploita-
tion of elderly, of less than
$20,000. No bond was set.
Jemorad Harper, 19, of
Southwest Avenue C, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Dec. 28, by PBSO
and charged with domestic bat-
tery. No bond was set.
Warren Lee Jones, 43, of East
Canal Street South, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Dec. 28, by PBSO
and charged with domestic bat-
tery. No bond was set.
Claudel Claude, 27, of South-
east Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 28, by PBSO and
charged with larceny theft of
more than $300 but less than
$5,000. No bond was set.
Lance Joseph, 18, of North-
west Avenue F, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 28, by West Palm
Beach Police Department and
charged with carrying a con-
cealed weapon. No bond was set.
Herman Thomas, 35, of
Southwest Avenue D, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Dec. 29, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
manufacturing synthetic nar-
cotics. No bond was set.
Samuel Zapata, 35, of
Southeast Fourth Street, was
arrested January 1, 2007 and
charged with aggravated battery
- cause bodily harm or disability.
No bond w as set.
Joseph Emanuel Bienaime,
29, of Southwest Third Street
was arrested Jan. 1 and charged
with cocaine distribution and
possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams. He was
released on bond.
Pahokee
Gary Nathaniel Lewis, 40, of
Banyan Avenue, Pahokee was
arrested on Dec. 29, by and
charged with domestic battery -
cause bodily harm and released
to supervised own recognizance.
Tyron Anthony Graddick, 21,


of Carissa Drive, Pahokee, was
arrested on Dec. 28, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with bur-
glary with assault or battery. He is
being held without bond.
Gary Nathaniel Lewis, 40, of
Banyan Avenue, Pahokee, was
arrested on Dec. 29, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with domes-
tic battery causing bodily harm. He
is being held without bond.
James Pryor, 30, of Eisenhow-
er Drive, Pahokee, was arrested
on Dec. 1, 2007, for robbery, petit
larceny and aggravated battery -
cause bodily harm or disability.
No bond was set.
South Bay
Maurice LaShaw King, 18, of
Southwest Sixth Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on Dec. 27, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with larceny theft of more than
$300 but less than $5,000 grand
theft. No bond was set.
Jose L. Monroy, 44, of Park
Place, South Bay, was arrested on
Dec. 27, by PBSO and charged
with domestic battery; simple
assault with intent to do violence;
kidnap false imprisonment of an
adult. He was later released on a
cash bond and supervised release.
Taurance Lovely, 31, of
Northwest 11th Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on Dec. 28, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with failure to appear on a written
promise to appear; failure to
appear for arraignment on Nov.
21,2006 on charges of operating a
vehicle while license
suspended/cancelled or revoked
and unlawful speed. He was later
released on a surety bond.
Emmanuel P. Knight, 35, of
Jasmine Court, South Bay, was
arrested Jan. 1, 2007 and charged
with grand theft of a vehicle, third
degree and a second offense of
driving with a suspended license.
No bond was set.


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the
following "wanted fugitive."
Mitchell Harris, age 39, is a
black male with black hair and
brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 10 inch-
es tall and weighs approximately
180 pounds. He has a scar on his
chest and has been formerly
employed as a stock person. His
last known address was on
Amaryllis Avenue, Pahokee.
He is wanted on charges of


CLEWISTON Chief Don
Gutshall of the Clewiston Police
Department announced that
Assistant Chief Kristine Petersen
has completed the FEMA Profes-
sional Development Series in
Emergency Management. The
series consists of several courses
including: Decision Making and
Problem Solving, Effective Com-
munication, Leadership and
Influence, Principles of Emer-
gency Management, Emergency
Planning, Developing and Man-
aging Volunteers, Exercise
Design and Multi-Hazard Emer-
gency Planning for Schools. Cul-
mination of Petersen's studies
resulted in Professional Certifi-
cation by FEMA and 6.8 college
credit hours.
The series was a critical mile-
stone for the City of Clewiston
and the citizens who depend on
us. The last few years have
shown us the importance of
preparation and planning. This
certification will now allow us to
be more proactive in the mitiga-
tion of serious natural and man
made disasters. Another certified
FEMA professional will be of


grand theft
(two counts).
Anyone
with informa-
tion on the
whereabouts
of this wanted
fugitive is
asked to con-
tact the Crime
Stoppers at 1- Mitchell
(800)-458- Harris
TIPS (8477) or
online at: www.crimestopper
spbc.com.


invaluable assistance to the cur-
rent Operations Center Comman-
der Bo Pelham. In addition, we
can now make available more
planning and policy assistance to
the Hendry County School Board
to help our ongoing efforts to pro-
tect our students.
Table top exercise for the
department will begin early in
the New Year. Assistant Chief
Petersen's certification was the
culmination 17 months of inten-
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According to the U.S. Center for
Disease Control (CDC), falls are a
leading cause of injury death
among adults over the age of 65.
Falls may be caused by a num-
ber of factors. Being aware of those
factors may help prevent injuries.
According to the CDC, these factors
include the following:
*Many older adults lose flexibili-
ty and agility due to lack of exercise.
To keep older muscles strong and
flexible, older adults are encour-
aged to participate in a regular
exercise program that includes
emphasis on strength, balance and
flexibility.
Medication may cause a per-
son to become lightheaded or
drowsy. Be aware of the side effects
of medications. If a medication
makes you dizzy or drowsy, ask
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A
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tion might be better. If that is not
possible, ask your doctor if you can
take the medication before bed-
time.
Poor eyesight can lead to mis-
steps and falls. Have your eyesight
checked annually.
Be aware of safety in the
home. Eliminate hazards that
might be tripped over; add railings
to stairways; add a safety bar in the


shower; make sure rugs have "no
slip" backings; improve lighting.
The following information on
falls was provided by the CDC:
How big
is the problem?
More than one third of adults
65 and older fall each year in the
United States. *Among older
adults, falls are the leading cause of
injury deaths. They are also the
most common cause of nonfatal
injuries and hospital admissions for
trauma (CDC 2005).
In 2003, more than 13,700
people 65 and older died from
injuries related to falls; about 1.8
million people 65 and older were
treated in emergency departments
for nonfatal injuries from falls, and
about 460,000 of these patients


were hospitalized
The rates of fall-related deaths
among older adults rose signifi-
cantly over the past decade
(Stevens 2006).
What outcomes
are linked to falls?
Twenty percent to 30 percent
of people who fall suffer moderate
to severe injuries such as bruises,
hip fractures, or head traumas.
These injuries can make it hard to
get around and limit independent
living. They also can increase the
risk of early death
Most fractures among older
adults are caused by falls (Bell et al.
2000).
The most common fractures
are of the spine, hip, forearm, leg,
ankle, pelvis, upper arm, and hand


(Scott 1990).
Many people who fall, even
those who are not injured, develop
a fear of falling. This fear may cause
them to limit their activities, leading
to reduced mobility and physical fit-
ness, and increasing their actual
risk of falling.
In 2000, direct medical costs
totaled $179 million for fatal falls
and $19 billion for nonfatal fall
injuries.
Who is at risk?
Men are-more likely to die
from a fall. After adjusting for age,
the fall fatality rate in 2003 was 49
percent higher for men than for
women.
Women are much more likely
than men to have nonfatal fall
injuries.


In 2003, about 72 percent of
older adults admitted to the hospi-
tal for hip fractures were women.
The risk of being seriously
injured in a fall increases with age.
In 2001, the rates of fall injuries for
adults 85 and older were four to five
times that of adults 65 to 74.
Nearly 85 percent of deaths
from falls in 2003 were among peo-
ple 75 and older.
People 75 and older who fall
are four to five times more likely to
be admitted to a long-term care
facility for year or longer.
Before making any changes in
your diet or exercise routine, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medication. Some drugs
react badly to foods thatwould oth-
erwisebe considered "healthy.


Health department warns of


carbon monoxide dangers


LABELLE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
informs the residents and visitors
of the Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties of Florida of the risks and
dangers associated with carbon
monoxide (CO) exposure and
poisoning.
"Carbon monoxide can be
fatal if the exposure is severe
enough," said the Hendry and
Glades County Health Depart-
ment Director Neftali Fernandez,
M.D. "The use of indoor gas
heaters and fire places may lead
to high exposures if these
devices are not directly vented to
the outside or if they malfunc-
tion. Local residents and visitors
should carefully monitor them-
selves as well as their loved ones
when using fuel-operated appli-
ances."
Invisible, odorless and taste-
less, CO is a highly poisonous
gas produced by burning fuels
such as gasoline, natural gas,
kerosene, charcoal and wood.
Inside a home, CO can come
from a gas-fueled furnace, gas
water heater, gas clothes dryer,
gas ranges, kerosene space
heaters, portable generators, gas
or charcoal grills, fireplaces or
wood stoves. At low concentra-


tions, CO causes fatigue in
healthy people and chest pains
for those with heart disease. At
higher concentrations, CO
inhalation causes impaired
vision and coordination,
headaches, dizziness, confusion,
nausea and death. The risk of ill-
ness or death increases as the
concentration of CO in the air
and the duration of exposure
increase. Dangerous CO levels
arise when home appliances are
used incorrectly or are poorly
maintained.
Here are some very important
precautions to help prevent CO
poisoning:
Be sure all combustion
appliances are installed and
used according to the manufac-
turer's instructions.
Have the heating system
inspected annually by a qualified
person such as an appropriately
licensed contractor or a gas utili-
ty representative.
Have exhaust ventilation
systems, including chimneys,
flues and vents, checked every
year.
NEVER burn charcoal
inside a house, garage, vehicle
or tent- not even in a fireplace.
Avoid using unvented gas


or kerosene heaters in enclosed
spaces, especially sleeping
areas.
NEVER leave an automo-
bile running in a garage even
with the garage door open.
Don't leave the rear win-
dow or tailgate of a vehicle open
while driving. CO from the
exhaust can be pulled inside the
car, van or camper.
Install CO alarms in your
home. Purchase battery operat-
ed CO alarms or plug-in CO
alarms with battery backup
according to manufacturer's
installation instructions. The CO
alarm should be certified to the
requirements of the latest safety
standards for CO alarms (UL
2034, IAS 6-96, CSA 6.19.01).
Replace CO alarm batteries
once a year and test alarms fre-
quently.
NEVER use a portable gen-
erator indoors, including in
homes, garages, basements,
crawl spaces, sheds and other
enclosed or partially enclosed
areas. ALWAYS locate portable
generators outdoors on a dry
surface, away from doors, win-
dows, vents and air conditioning
equipment that could allow CO
to come indoors.


Wednesday, January 10, 2007
6:30 p.m.
John Boy Auditorium
1200 WC Owen Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440

The public is invited to attend a public meeting to present information on the draft
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement concerning major rehabilitation of the
Herbert Hoover Dike, specifically the modified design of Reaches 2 and 3, and filling in of
the toe ditch in those areas. Herbert Hoover Dike is divided into eight segments or
"Reaches" for planning purposes. Reach 2 extends from the Caloosahatchee River at
Moore Haven to the Miami Canal at Lake Harbor. Reach 3 extends from the Miami Canal
to the Hillsboro Canal in Belle Glade.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by a
period for public comment. All interested individuals, groups and agencies are encouraged
to attend and will be given the opportunity to provide formal public comment on the draft
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). To review the document via
internet, go to www.saj.usace.army.mil/cco/HHD/hhdike.htm.

Comments may also be submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Nancy Allen,
Planning Division, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207, or by e-mail to:
HHDEISComments@usace.army.mil. Assistance for Spanish translation and individuals
with special needs is available upon request by calling 561-472-8890, at least 2 days prior
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Don Crebs congratulates Kimberly Govea, center, and Alexis Gaure on earning their GEDs.


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By Patty Brant
Kimberly Govea, Alexis Gaure
and Shannon Smith were the first
to earn their diplomas from the
newly-opened GED day lab.
Instructor Don Crebs said he has
several other students who are
very close to their goal. He also
points out that it takes regular
attendance and hard work to real-
ize the dream that can make all
the difference not only in the
individual's life but in their fami-
ly's life.
There are many reasons why
people decide to get their GED.
Nineteen-year-old Kimberly has
her sights set on attending Edison
College to study accounting this
January. She missed a lot of
school when she went to Mexico
and had a hard time making it up,
so she opted to get her GED.


FLW

Continued From Page 1
ing Team.
Both of them joined me on the
fishing trip last week.
Before leaving Roland and
Mary Ann Martin's Marina, the
sun was shining and the sky was
clear, it looked as though we were
in for a good outing on the lake -
it being my first, I couldn't expect
more.
But as we got out on the lake, it
started raining; the water wasn't
as calm as many would have
expected it to be, either, choppy
and forceful against our boat at
times.
Dropping the anchor at the
first stop, Mike was immediately
discouraged with the way the fish
were not biting.
"Some days you can come out
here and not have a single bite,"
said Mike. "But some days you


Pittman

Continued From Page 1
kee in 1968. She settled in Clewis-
ton after her husband, a Florida
Highway Patrol officer, was trans-
ferred to the Clewiston area -
where her second daughter,
Leslie, was born.
She was first hired to work for
the city in 1978, when she was
hired as the executive secretary to
the city manager, Corky Blair.


Alexis explained that regular
education classes could not hold
her interest. When she got preg-
nant she decided a GED was the
way for her to go. She said the
class provided the help she need-
ed for the subjects to make sense.
Now with a two-month-old
daughter, she lives with her par-
ents and has done remarkably
well with her school work. She is
unsure what she wants to do with
her future; for now she feels she
needs to spend time with her
baby. She is confident, though,
that her GED will make that future
better for both of them.
Don Crebs was the agriculture
teacher at LaBelle High School for
many years. He opened the GED
day lab program just this year and
is very proud of his students' suc-
cess. He is also proud of the learn-
ing program he calls "loaded"


cannot even keep the cork above
water."
After several failed attempts,
the first fish, a 10-pound bass, was
caught, though not by Mr. Surmin
or Ms. Long. Yes, I had a pretty
good stroke of beginner's luck,
the fish was huge.
While fishing, the two were
excited to discuss the fishing
events coming up in the area.
For area fishermen and other
sports enthusiasts, the events rep-
resent a nice change of pace, an
annual tradition that they can
look forward to.
Who knows maybe another
beginner out there can do the
same thing I did last week.
A simulator will be set up at
various BP stations for people to
enjoy "a day on the lake." The
simulator will be at BP sites in
Clewiston around the time of the
FLW Series Tournament on Lake
Okeechobee.
The FLW Series, the main
event, will be held Jan. 24 to Jan.


After 13 years with the city, Ms.
Pittman was promoted to deputy
clerk.
It all adds up to an eventful
career at city hall, agreed the city's
present administration.
On the eve of her 30th anniver-
sary, Ms. Pittman, who is eligible
for retirement next year, wonders
whether she'll retire immediately
or stay on for a while longer. She
hasn't quite made her decision yet.
"My boss assured me that I
didn't have to go if I didn't want


and "top notch." The program
offers individual attention in read-
ing, GED and writing.
He has students from 16 to
over 60 years of age. Some want
to get their GED, some want to
work on specific skills, particular-
ly English. For instance, two col-
lege students from Mexico are
working on their GEDs because
the diplomas from their home
country are not recognized here.
They are very bright and work
hard they just need to work on
their English so they can continue
their education here.
GED day lab classes are held in
a portable located on campus at
the LaBelle Youth Development
Academy off Cowboy Way. If you
would like more information
about the GED program call Mr.
Crebs at (863) 612-0706 or (863)
674-4118.


27. The first place prize will be a
cool $1 million.
The Family Fun Zone of the
FLW Series event will be held at
Wal-Mart with many teams setting
up booths. The Castrol GTX Pro
Angler Fishing Team will have a
booth set up at that event and
team members will sign auto-
graphs for fans.
On Fri., Jan. 19, the Castrol
GTX Pro Angler Fishing Team will
have a clinic open to the public.
Residents with a desire to
improve their ability will have a
chance to listen in on some of the
team's tournament-winning
secrets.
Members of the Castrol team
that will be in attendance include
Bobby Curtis, Carl Svebek III, Dar-
rel Robertson, Mike Surman,
David Dudley, and Darrell
Stevens.
Be sure to look for these mem-
bers of the Castrol GTX Pro Angler
Fishing Team wherever you see
the Castrol logo.


to," Ms. Pittman said. "I am really
considering it and I could just
imagine.it."
Making that decision more dif-
ficult is Ms. Pittman's dedication
to the city.
"I truly love working for the
city of Clewiston," Ms. Pittman
said. "I enjoy all the projects I am
involved in."

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By Kristin Hunter
George Anderson could be
called the macadamia nut man.
However, he likes to call himself a
backyard breeder enthusiast. He
hopes to put LaBelle on the map
as the macadamia nut capital of
the world, eventually replacing cit-
rus with macadamias. With all the
talk about citrus decreasing due to
citrus canker and now greening
this could be a great avenue for
citrus farmers or anyone with a lit-
tle bit of land. He started growing
the trees ten years ago to find out
what worked best because the
University of Florida couldn't help
him with his research on
macadamia trees. He has been
experimenting with macadamia
nut trees on his ten acre farm on
A. Rd. to find out which trees pro-
duce the biggest and best
macadamia nuts. He has 28 vari-
eties of macadamia trees and has
cross bred them until he has
designed some very plentiful
trees. The trees he has patented so
far are the A-4 and the A-16. He
will soon be patenting two more
trees; the Queen Anne and the
Princess Anne named after his
wife. The nuts are as large as ping
pong balls or quarters.
According to Mr. Anderson,
nine point one million
macadamias are imported to the
US every year from Austrailia,
Africa and Hawaii making the nuts
very expensive. The nuts are also
expensive because they are being
produced on expensive land in
Hawaii. There are also not enough
nuts in production today.
Macadamias are currently going
for $5 per lb. and $8-10 per pound
for high grade nuts. The
macadamia nut was the very last
nut put on the market. His trees
are producing such large nuts that
a specific company is having to
reinvent one of its tools to make it
large enough for his macadamias.
The trees are very suitable for
Florida farmland. Actually, Florida
has much better conditions than
most places because we have
more rainfall. They grow in very
acid ground. George spends $90 a
month for acid and fertilizer on his
ten acre farm and uses a 15-gallon
can of sulfuric acid.
Right now Australia is the #1
producer of macadamias. Africa is
#2 and Hawaii is #3.
Mr. Anderson said, "In our soci-
ety we need to take into consider-
ation the factor of feeding our peo-
ple in case of emergency instead
of importing goods from other
places."
Macadamias are very healthy
nuts full of the "good fat" or mono
saturated fat. It attacks the fat in
arteries and cleans them out.
Therefore, McCall bird owners are
buying the shells because
McCall's receive little or no exer-
cise so it is a great diet for them.
The peak harvest time or sea-
son is mid August to December or
January. The A-4 and A-16 peak
harvest time or season runs from
September to the end of January.
It is important to plant the trees
15 ft. apart so they have enough
room to grow. Mr. Anderson has
not used an ounce of insecticides
on the trees in the ten years he has
been growing them. He has only
used pesticide on the ground
beneath the tree to keep the grass
from growing too high. A five year
old tree will produce 100 pounds
of nuts per year.
Last October, an article about
Mr. Anderson was written. That
article produced 120 calls. Out of
120 calls, he was only able to call
the first 20 back and sold all his
trees, which speaks to the demand


School Lunch Menu


Caloosa Belle/Kristin Hunter
Mr. Anderson shows Edward Abdenour, an interested small
landowner in Homestead, the size of the macadamia nuts in
comparison to a quarter.


An up close picture of the sheer size of Mr. Anderson's
macadamias.


for the trees. Mr. Anderson refuses
to sell to big businesses and wants
to keep the small farmer in busi-
ness so 1,000 trees is the biggest
order Mr. Anderson allows. Mr.
Anderson produced 1,000 lbs. of
nuts last year and 5,000 lbs. this
year. He said each tree doubles in
production every year.
The beauty of the nut is that
everything is useful. The shell is
used to make charcoal in Hawaii,
the nuts are healthy to eat and
lower cholesterol. The husk is
used for fertilizer and the oil is
good to eat on salads or used as
sun block because it produces 80
percent UV protection that actual-
ly repairs damaged skin.
Mr. Anderson gives four rea-
sons why the macadamia tree is
such a great product.
#1-It is a cash crop where
you time the market; the market
doesn't time you.
#2-It gives a good return in
the third year in comparison to
seven years for citrus.
#3-No insecticides are nec-
essary and it's non labor intensive.
#4-It's economical to fertil-
ize; Requires no insecticides.
Mr. Anderson is currently
working on a natural herbicide for
the grass around the bottom of the
tree so the trees can be grown
completely organically.
The biggest problem Mr.
Anderson says, are squirrels, but
that can be eliminated by building
a barrier wall or in his case, a 15 ft.
deep ditch around his entire prop-
erty.
The nuts literally pick them-
selves by falling off the trees and
cracking to let you know that they
are ready. He uses anti-stress on
his small trees before a big freeze
to get them through.


The A-4 is not as prone to wind
damage as some of the other vari-
eties of trees and it produces well.
Mr. Anderson also grows other
exotic trees such as the Merenga
and the edible hibiscus tree which
he eats to get rid of wrinkles and
fine lines.
He says in order to get an agri-
cultural tax exemption from the
state one must have 50 trees on
their property. But one can plant
180 trees per acre. Therefore, you
don't have to have 20 or more
acres to produce this crop. You
can simply be a small land owner.
The A-4 and the A-16 are third
year producers where minimal
equipment is needed. Mr. Ander-
son currently uses a tool that looks
like a slinky to pick up the nuts off
the ground but will be using a har-
vesting machine this coming year
because he is producing too
much for it to be done manually.
An injector is also needed for fertil-
izing. He sells the trees for $30-$35
per tree. Mr. Anderson goes
through about a bag of fertilizer
per month. He uses two different
types depending on the season.
He waters them twice a day and
leaves the trees in full sun.
He is currently selling to small
farmers who want to get started
with a great cash crop and bird
owners/breeders. He hopes to
eventually sell to health food
stores, candy bar and cookie mak-
ers and cosmetic companies. The
opportunities are endless.
He is hoping that with the
downfall in the realty market, the
cost of land will drop, allowing for
more farmland to be used for
growing this cash crop and in
return putting LaBelle on the map
as the macadamia nut capital of
the world.


Hendry County School Lunch
Menu for week of Jan. 8, 2007
Primary
Monday, Jan. 8 Manager's
Choice
Tuesday, Jan. 9 Chicken
nuggets, baked beans, white
dinner roll and mixed fruit.
Wednesday, Jan 10 Taco
Beef w/shell; corn, orange juice
and oatmeal raisin cookie.


Thursday, Jan. 11 Ham-
burgers w/American cheese, let-
tuce, tomato and pickle slice,
banana, and chocolate pudding.
Friday, Jan. 12 Spaghetti,
peaches, green beans and white
dinner roll.

Secondary
Monday, Jan. 8 Corn dog
nuggets, French fries, fresh veg-
etable, ranch dressing, peach


cup.
Tuesday, Jan. 9 Taco w/shell
or hamburgers w/lettuce and
tomato, corn and fruited jello.
Wednesday, Jan. 10 Chick-
en sandwich, lettuce, tomato
and pickle, French fries and
mixed fruit.
Thursday, Jan 11 Rib sand-
wich w/ barbeque sauce, French
fries, mixed fruit and peanut but-
ter cookie.


Friday, Jan. 12 Manager's
choice.





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MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Needed at Florida Community
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ferred. Competitive salary
and excellent benefits.
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Owen Ave, Clewiston, FL
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requires on-call & weekend rotation.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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TELLER SUPERVISOR
Experienced teller needed to supervise teller line
to ensure prompt, efficient, and friendly service.
Duties include assisting tellers in processing all
banking and general ledger transactions,
instructing tellers in their responsibilities and
coordinating employee scheduling,
Apply in person at:
205 W.C. Owen Ave., Clewiston
or send or fax resume to:
Sheila
RO. Box 1779
Clewiston, FL 33440.
FAX (863)983-5860.
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Area Family Support Specialist (AFSS) needed
at RCMA to work in Rural Southwest Florida.The
purpose of the position is to coordinate & develop
family support staff by supporting, role modeling,
mentoring & training them so that families, staff &
community partners work as a cohesive team
enabling families to attain their goals. Individual
must have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work,
Human Services or related field; Bilingual English
and Spanish; Salary is competitive & negotiable.
Send resume by email to the following:
Ivette@rcma.org
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not dis-
criminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual
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SUGAR
CORPORATION.

MILL ROLL WELDERS (11 Openings)
$17.28/hour plus Benefits
ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE WELCOME
If you have at least six months of welding experience please
explore this unique opportunity.
We have eleven new openings that need to be filled
immediately
PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Safely weld mill rolls in to maintain efficiencies and facilitate
maintenance and repairs.
RESPONSIBILITIES: --
Weld mill rolls toan acceptable standard.:
Comply with operational and safety training.
Perform routine safety checks on equipment and
maintain all records pertinent to the job.
Perform or assist in maintenance and repairs needed
throughout the tandems.
Must comply with company, local, state and federal
regulations related to health and safety.
Able to work alone or with minimal supervision.
ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest
diversified, privately held agribusiness firms. We are em-
ployee owned and have world class benefits including out-
standing medical, 401K, retirement income and employee
stock ownership. The Company is headquartered on the
southern shore of Florida's Lake Okeechobee between
Fort Myers and West Palm.
If interested please do one of the following:
Stop In: Employment Office on WC Owen Drive
in Clewiston(Ask for Letty or John)'
Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com
Fax: 863-902-2889
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a
diverse workforce. Women and Minorities are
encouraged to apply


FINANCE DEPARTMENT
Has one positionn available for.
METER READER
$9.50 an hour with benefits,
The City of South Bay is accepting applications for a
Meter Reader. The class will be responsible for read-
ing, connecting/disconnecting, installing or repairing
meters, repair of water and sewer lines and answ.
customers questions. This position must be able to
operate moderate equipment. Must have a high school
diploma or GED. Must have a valid Florida's Drivers
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is filled.
Apply at the
City of South Bay, Human Res. Dept.
335 SW 2nd Ave.
South Bay, FL 33493
Fax resume to (561)996-7950
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ECMHSP is now accepting applications for a Teacher to work
with children ages 6 wks to years in a Migrant Head Start
Program. Responsible for providing a developmentally
appropriate Head Start environment and for overall
management of the classroom. Provides training and
assistance to Assistant Teachers and volunteers, under
supervision of the Early Childhood Education Specialist.
Preferred: A.A./A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education or
related field with enrollment in Bachelors degree program, and
two years experience in teaching early childhood. Bilingual
(Sp/Eng or Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma/GED
and CDA Credential for working with appropriate age group
(Infant/Toddler or Pre-school), enrollment in an Associate's
degree program, and three years working with young children.
Starting salary $9.64 -10.13 per hour. Personal Leave and
employer-matched retirement plan. Closing date: 1/10/07.
Send resume/letter of interest to: East Coast Migrant Head
Start Project, 1111 SE Federal Highway, Suite 226, Stuart, FL
34994 or fax to: 1-888-781-2372
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SU G A R Sharon Dill, Vice President, Human Resources invites
SRSU ATGAR you to join our Team of
CORPORATION "Dedicated Professionals Caring For Others"
Railroad Switchman- January thru April We offer great Benefits, Medical, Dental, Life, Long Term
Disability, Pre-Paid Legal, 401K, Family Optical
$17.28 per Hour plus Benefits Benefits and more!
Three Openings OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT CLEWISTON
Perform preliminary work-ups for patient exams. Must have
US Sugar Is seeking Railroad Switchman for their Clewiston lo- excellent patient relation skills. Medical exp. preferred,
cation. Training is provided. Previous railroad experience is certified higher salary. Fluent in Spanish or Creole a plus,
premium paid for Bilingual.
helpful but not necessary. Candidates must pass the Trades Please Fax or email resume to:
Operator Selection Test (TOST) to become qualified EYE CENTERS OF FLORIDA
Fax: (239) 790-2431
for employment. E-mail: hr@ecof.com
RESPONSIBILITIES
* Perform lifting; bending, climbing and ability to J
dismount moving railroad equipment ., W .
* Check switch points for proper alignment and DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
throw switches properly. ALL TYPES O WORK AVAILABLE
* Maintain written documentation pertaining to the job.
* Maintain clear communication using hand signals, radio 4QR -),A FINDERS
and lantern. 202o Sugrland Hwy. Arosns m Clwiston In)
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* Work in changing outdoor/indoor environments. ina cial Merchandise
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Candidates will have a six-weektraining period that pays Air Conditioners 505
Business Air Conditioners 505
$14.28 per hour. Those that successfully complete the train- Opportunities 305 Antiques 510
ing continue their employment at $17.28 per hour. Money Lenders 310 Appliances 515
Tax Preparation 315 Appliance Parts 520
ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION Beauty Supplies 525
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest di- Bicycles 530
-Books a Magazines535
versified, privately held agribusiness firms. We are employee Building Materials540
owned and have world class benefits. The Company is head- Business Equipment 545
Carpets./Rugs 550
quartered on the southern shore of Florida's Lake Okeechobee ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do Children's Items 555
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma- China, Glassware, Etc. 560
between Fort Myers and West Palm. chines, FreeCandy All for Clothing 565
For Immediate consideration please $9,995. (888)629-9968 Coins/Stamps 570
B02000033. CALL US: We Collectibles 575
Email Jdooley@ussugar.com will not be undersold! Computer/Video 580
FAX 863-902-2889 Crafts/Supplies 585
Stop in at the Employment Office on WC Owen Drive NOTICE Cruises 590
Independent Newspapers will Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
in Clewiston never accept any advertise- Fireplace Fixture 600
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a di- ment that is illegal or con- Firewood 605
sidered fraudulent. In all Furniture 610
verse workforce. Women and Minorities are cases of questionable val- Furs 615
encouraged to apply ue, such as promises of Health & Reducing
guaranteed income from Equipment 620
work-at-home programs if Heating Equipment/
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Family Services it sounds too good to be Supplies 625
Coordinator in a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for true, chances are that it is. Household Items 630
the on-going recruitment and enrollment of center children and If you have questions or Jewelry 635
for the implementation of Social Services and Parent doubts about any ad on Lamps/lights 640
Involvement areas of the program. Also assists in assessing these pages, we advise that Luggage 645
that health and disability services are provided. Preferred: before responding or send- Medical Items 650
Associate's degree in Human Services, Social Work or related ing money ahead of time, Miscellaneous 655
field and two years experience working with children and you check with the Better Musical Instruments 660
families, or Family Development Credential or equivalent and 3 Business Bureau at Office Supplies'
years experience working with children and families and active 772-878-2010 for previous Equipment 665
enrollment in an Associate's degree program in a Human complaints. Pets/Supplies.'
Services field. Experience in community services. Bilingual Services 670
(Sp/Eng or Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma/GED Some 800 and 900 telephone Photography 675
and five years experience working with children and families, numbers may require an Plumbing Supplies 680
Experience in community services. Family Development extra charge, as well as Pools & Supplies 685
Credential or equivalent or active enrollment in an Associate's long distance toll costs. We Restaurant
degree program within one year. Starting salary $10.44- 10.97 will do our best to alert our Equipment 690
per hour. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement reader of these charges in Satellite 695
plan. Closing date: 1/10/07. Send resume/letter of interest to: the ads, but occasionally Sewing Machines 700
East Coast Migrant Head Start Project, 1111 SE Federal we may not be aware of the Sporting Goods 705
Highway, Suite 226, Stuart, FL 34994 or faxto: charges. Therefore, if you Stereo Equipment 710
1-888-781-2372 call a number out of your Television/Radio 715
EOE, ADA area, use caution. Tickets 720
I -Tools 725
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Toys & Games 730
Center Director/ECE to supervise the operation of a Migrant VCR 735
Head Start Program. Responsible for overseeing the Wanted to Buy 740
programmatic and financial daily operations to ensure
compliance with all policies and procedures of ECMHSP Head
Start Performance Standards and all applicable federal, state .A... .... -
and local laws and regulations. Provide on-going direction, ,,.m in
support, training and technical assistance for classroom staff
in support of quality Early Childhood Education services for
migrant children and families. Preferred: Masters degree in AC W/HEAT- Central package
Early Childhood, Business Administration, Child Development, unit, 3.5 ton, York, neverin-
Child Care Management, or related field, and two years stalled, $1500.
supervisory/administrative experience. Head Start experience. (561)447-6538
Acceptable: Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Business
Administration, Child Development, Child Care Management, or .. : '
related field and five years supervisory/administrative i '
experience. Head Start experience preferred. Starting salary A NTIQUE TOYS Over 100
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employer-matched retirement plan. Closing date: 1/10/07. ,.ar will e e e arat.
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Start Project, 1111 SE Federal Highway, Suite 226, Stuart, FL
34994 or fax to: 1-888-781-2372
EOE,ADA

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Teacher to work with children ages 6 wks to 5 years in a old, Top of the Line, $50
Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for assisting in the (863)674-0281
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years experience, working with young children. Starting will sell separate
salary $8.77 -9.21 per hour. Personal Leave and employer- vics (863)763-3982
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orfaxto: 1-888-781-2372 I I Very good. $50. or
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S~Babysitting 405 STOVE- GE Electric, 30" self
Child Care Needed4iO cleaning, white, like new,
IChild Care Offered 5 used 6 month's, New $450
Instruction 420 asking $185 (863)467-2040
e O^. P/T OFFICE CLERK Services Offered425 STOVE- Hotpoint, like new,
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Permanent P/T. RV park Iocat- Insurance 430 $125 (863)612-5457
ed n Lake Port, has need for Medical Servces435
an ollice clerk, year round. WASHER/DRYER COMBO
TheGEOGroReq's working weekends dur- UNIT: Combomati 6200,

Corrections, offers a Sat. 9a-5p, Sun. 12p-5p, Off
opportunity. Mon. & Tues. Non seasonal DELIVER OUR
(May-Oct) hrs. M-F, 9a-1p, no PRECIOUS CARGO:
WE OFFER: weekends req. Some comput- Be a Hendry County
WEOFFER: er skills necessary. Exp. in of- School Board Bus BICYCLE- Men's 21 speed.
TopPay, Medical, Dental, fice skills pref. Must have Driver. Contactthe Good condition. $35.
Vision, Short-term Disability, personality and work well Transportation Dept. (863)763-0634
401K, Paid Vacation & w/public. Call 561-820-0090 at 863-674-4115 or
Holidays or fax resume to Cheryl Jamesonat I
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Correctional Facility 10x30,12x30,15x25. Full Spring. 25'x40'x12' $4800.
600 US Highway 27, South electric, secure on Commereio 40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front
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BOY'S CLOTHING, Size 10/12,
40-shirts, dress & T-shirts
5-shorts & 5-jeans. $65.
(863)357-0391
DRESS- Turquoise, 2 piece,
Laced bodice & chiffon skirt.
3/4 length. Size 14. Pd. $150.
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COMPUTER- 1 GHz Proces-
sor, 448MB of ram, 89GB H/D,
CD burner, 17" mon. Win2000.
Etc. $250. (863)902-0960
COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427


BEDRM SET w/Complete Qu.
sz. bed, Hdbrd w/shelves &
mirror. 2 chest of drawers. De-
signer. $300 (239)503-0418
BEDROOM SET- Solid Light
Wood, King Size Pillow Top
Mattress, $1900 or best of-
fer (863)357-5883
CHILDS BED- with a slide and
tent, camoflauge, paid $500
asking $200 brand new
(863)673-0647
COMPUTER ARMOIRE: Oak,
like new, only 6 mths old,
hardly used, smoke-free
home. $75.863-634-5034
DINING ROOM TABLE- Smoke
glass, with 4 chairs, Like
new. $500. (863)234-3470
END TABLE & LAMP, $20.
(863)946-3576
GLIDER CHAIRS- 2, PVC high-
back cushioned w/ottomans.
$150. Will separate.
(863)467-8607
SLOVESEAT, like new, $200.
(863)946-3576
PATIO/PORCH TABLE- 36",
Round, White. $40.
(863)467-8607
QUEEN SIZE BED- mattress,
boxspring and frame, $100
(863)946-3822 or
954)646-3217
RETANGLER DINETTE SET- 2
Chairs & 2 Benches, Dark
Wood, $50 (863)467-5709
SWIVEL ROCKER/RECLINER:
High back, beige. $150.
(863)357-8788
WALL UNIT- 3 Piece w/glass
doors, large, $100
(863)612-5457


ANTINIO ZOLI: 20 ga mag,
over/under, 28" bbl, full/mod
single trigger, full engraved re-
ceiver. $475. 937-215-0307.
COLT- 1903, Type III, 32 Auto-
matic Pistol, $400
(863)517-1574
IVER JOHNSON "Cattleman": 45
cal, 51/2 bbl. Exc cond. Single
action revolver. Blue w/ brass
frame. $375. 937-215-0307
PISTOLS (2) 25 & 380 auto-
matic. $350 for both, will
sep. (502)931-8101
RIFLE- Matin 883SS, 22 mag-
num Simmons 4-12x40
scope in box $350.
(863)763-4961



ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER:
From Sears, like new, only
used once. $125.
863-675-2822.


CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371


BEDSIDE COMMODE- New,
$45. (863)357-2891 Leave
message


MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
MOBILITY SCOOTER- like
new, cost $2000 will sell for
$695 (863)467-8683


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
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Farm Produce 820 nity. Large lots &condos w/ Sleeps 6. Good tires, Runs
Farm Services deepwater, marsh, golf, na- good. $5200. 863-467-8161
Offered 825 ture views. Gated, olf, Fit- RIALTA '99- 23mpg, nor
Farm Supplies/ ness Center, Tennis, Trails, smoke, 1 owner, 4K miles
Services Wanted 830 Docks. $70k's- $300k. tow pkg, $35,00(
Fertilizer 835 (877)266-7376 www.coop- (863)674-0898
Horses 840 erspoint.com. (
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Landscaping 845Great Florida Real Estate Auc- mi. New tires, awning & Frig
Supplies 845
Lawn Garden 850 tion 38+ properties at auc- Screen/Rm. Lots ext/int stor
Livestock B55 tion Many selling absolute, age, $8000.(863)675-2339
Poultry/Supplies 860 regardless of price. Houses,
eeds/Pant Condos, Farms, Acreage SCREEN ROOM- Zips to 35
Flowers B5 Commercial, Health Food motor home awning. Pak
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tclewiston r er Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up,
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*Business, *Paralegal, cellent. $200. starting mid $300k. New
*Computers *Criminal Jus- (502)931-8101 i [- master planned ocean front
twice. Job placement assis- community on beautiful
tance. Computer provided. WESTERN SADDLE- Leather, Business Places Mustang Island, near Corpus
Financial Aid if qualified. Call 16" soft seat, brand new Sale 1005 Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
(866)858-2121 www.onli- $275 or best offer Commercial shore.com, (866)891-5163.
neTidewaterTech.com. (863)467-7295 Property Sale 1010 NC Gated Lakefront Commu-
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS Condos/ nity. Pleasantly mild climate
children, etc. Only one signa- Townhouses Sale1015 1.5 acres, 90 miles of shore-
ture requirequired! *Excludes Farms Sale 1020 line; Never offered before
govt. fees! Call weekdays Houses Safe 1025 i20% pre-development
(800)462-2000, ext.600. LAWNMOWER- Snapper, Rid- Hunting Property1030 discounts, 90% financing.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, ing, Runs but needs battery Investment Call(800)709-5253.
LLC. Established 1977. $150 (863)517-1574 Proper Sale 1035 NC MOUNTAIN VIW
Land Sale 1040 NC MOUNTAIN VIEW LOTS
TRANSFER PUMP- New, 2", REAR TINE TILLER- very good Lots Sale 1045 Top Views start at $50,000.
Extra motor & pump. $200. condition, asking $75 Open House 1050 Amenities include Club, Pool,
(863)697-9704 (863)763-7584 Out of State Equestrian Facilities, Hiking
Property Sale 1055 Trails and Hi-Speed Internet.
aRIDING MOWER: Dixon, 42" Property Inspection1060 One half to 3.5 acre sites.
nsr nI with 15.5hp Craftsman new Real Estate Wanted1065 www.highlandmountainprop-
motor. Left side needs adjust- Resort Property erties.com ALL
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR ment. $350 (239)986-0296 Sale 1070 (888)625-8950 Today!
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2 RIDING MOWER, Murray Warehouse Space 1075UNTAINS Log Cabin
solid doors & shelf, $350 or 12hp, runs perfect, needs Waterfront Property 1080 NC MOUNTAINS Log Cabin
bestoffer(561)633-1371 batshell on mountain top, view,
best offer(561)633-1371 battery. $125 trees, waterfall & large public
GUITAR- JOHNSON Acoustic, (239)986-0296 lake nearby, paved private
Black, excellent tone, seldom 'l access, gated community,
used, like new, soft case, Livsok 0 $139,500 owner
$95 (863)634-9316 $0 DOWN HOMES Gov't & (866)789-8535.
YAMAHA PIANO Upright, Okeechobee Livestock Bank Foreclosures! Low or NO STATE INCOME TAX! Low
very good cond., $300 MarketSales no down! No credit OK! Call property taxes, Four Sea-
(863)675-4212 Every Monday- 12pm & every Now! (800)749-2905. sons, Southern Hospitality,
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127 BANK FORECLOSURES! Tennessee Lakefronts start-
u 06701I STOCK TRAILER- Bumper Pull Homes from $10,000! 1-3 ing under $100,000 Views
Angle Iron with cattle door bedroom available! Repos Properties from $25,000
ANGEL FISH- $5.00 $900 (863)357-1365 REO's, HUD, FHA, etc. These -e
(863)357-1365 homes must sell! Listings (888)291-5253 www.lake-
CKC PEKINGESE PUPS-6 wks nt4237. RARE! DIRECT NATIONAL
old on Christmas, 3 white, 3 n tai l FOREST FRONTAGE 17
beige, all shots, beautiful LaBelle 3/3 Down Town, Near ACRES- $199,900. 5 min-
$450-$600 (863)983-7211 Courthouse. Lg. rooms, Top utes to Appalachian Trail. Big
CCATEL, $30 LArea $209K or Annual Lease mountain views. Heavily fo-
COCKATIEL, $30 ClI I''l, L- ^ 2m T mountain views. Heavily fo-
(863)467-5709 ---$1800 Owner. 863-675-1107 rested, mature hardwoods.
DACHSHUNDS- w/papers, 7 Apartments 905 PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui- Access to private stocked
months old, $300 Business Places 910 nation Sale. 2006 Models trout stream. Call immediate-
(863)634-2479 anytime. Commercial Must Go! Modular, Mobile & (877)777-4837
Property 915 Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN (
INDIAN RING NECK PARA- Condos/ When You Own Your Own WYOMING RANCH DISPER-
KEET- with cage, to good Townhouses Rent920 Land!! Call for FREE Color SAL 35 acres $49,900; 75
home only, $100 Farm Property Brochure. (800)622-2832. acres $95,900; Snow-
(863)610-0089 Rent 925 capped mountain views. Sur-
JACK RUSSEL PUPS- (3), House Rent 930 PORT LaBelle:4/2 Upgrades rounded by gov't land. Abun-
CKC reg., Call for details Land Rent 935 galore! Lg. Rooms, Lg. Yard. dant wildlife. Recreational
(863)634-3457 Resort Property NearSchool.Pricetosell. paradise. Low taxes. E2
Rent 945 $179,500., orAnnual Lease terms. Call Utah Ranches,
PARAKEET: Only $10! Roommate 950 $1800. Owner863-673-5071 LLC. (888)541-5263.
863-763-4088 Rooms to Rent 955
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'Stereo Rent 960 Mo ile Homes
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CAR STEREO SYSTEM, e ~ TOP LOCATION ~
(2) 12" subwoofers 1200w, I Will Divide
box, 1800w amp, $600 or
best offer (239)503-5020 AVAILABLE NOW, Commercial City block next to court- Mobile Home Lots 2005
SURROUND SOUND- Brand space for rent located in house, government center, Mobile Home Parts 2010
new in box. Valued @ Clewiston. Approx800sf area, high school, 500 feet on US Mobile Homes Rent 2015
$2500. Asking $600. Hwy 27 frontage. Acrossfrom #27, Ideal for Bank, Fast Mobile Homes Sale 2020
(863)675-3228 Clewiston Inn. Second space Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
tentatively available by Realtor, Insurance, etc.
Il i 0 February, 2007. For info call all owner- Pat
239-229-2199 or Callowner-Pat
863-675-0692.
BIG SCREEN TV- RCA, in ex- LABELLE- 3bd, ba, Manufac
cellent condition, beautiful ture d on extra lare lotfa
picture, $600 ured on extra large lot,
863)357pictu, $ 0 would make good rental unit
(863)357-1430 CLEWISTON: $69,000 (239)438-5287 oi
SONY- 32", P-in-P, Great pic- 3br/lba, 327 W Trinidad.$800. HIGHLAND CO., 20 acres (239)438-274
ture. New $1600. Asking 2br/ba, 1004JohnsonRd.$700. fenced + 3br/2ba M/H & 2 ORTONA- 3br/2ba Manufac-
$225. (863)467-8504 Security deposit req, No pets. Lakes. $35,000 per acre. For tured home with extra Ig. mas-
561-996-3744 more info call 305-586-5552 ter Bd, garden tub, chain link
IMMOKA 3 BAI 30 Pr fenced 80 x 100 lot, 10 X12
IMMLake Trafford. Call Andrea *LAND AUCTION* 300 Props shed, screened Lanai, carport,
DRILLS- Crasman cordless a Must be Sold! Low Down o/ concrete dr., city sewer & wa-
DRILLS-- Craftsn 1 con- e for more information. E-Z Financing. Free Catalog ter, $145,000 (239)438-5287
1- 8.4 & 1- 13.2, Good con- (239)657-2779 800)937-1603 www.LAND-
dition. $25. for both
(863)763-0625 MOORE HAVEN: 3 BR, 1 BA. UCTION.com NRLL
GENERATOR, Powerboss, in Quiet & Nice Neighborhood. East:AB2509, Bul-
orb 55 w C/Air, Big Back Yard,Centrally ziuk:AU3448, John-
portable, 5500 watts,nd new.7350 Located. Close to everything s t o n : A U 3 4 4 9 ,
$790. (863)697-8837s' $875 mo. for more info. call Mauck:AU3447. I
Salvador 786-234-2566 : t' iI 'I
WOOD SPLITTER- 20 ton, SLotsd- 7Sle232 566
splits wood up to 18" long. l i Boats 3005
(863)763-7584 IMMOKALEE: Estates of Jet SkRV 3015
very good condition $500 'e0 IMMOKALEE: Estates uf JetSkis 3015
(863)763-7584 Arrowhead Reserve, 65 ft x Marine Accessories 3020
105 ft, underground utilities, Marine Miscellaneous 3025
u9iu I water & sewer, lake & pre- Motorcycles 3030
serve view, club house w/ Sport Vehides/ATVs 3035
BARBIE BIG WHEELS- (2) $20 pool. $45,000 reduced! Call
(863)763-3982 239-572-2192 or e-mail
SLOT MACHINE- takes tokens, (3) 1100 sq. ft. rnmac3460oyahoo.com.
electric, asking $275 like Office Spaces PORT LABELLE, %/ acre lot,
new, (863)467-8683 cleared and readyto build. BOW RIDER, 17ft., w/70h[
TMX ELMO, brand new, still in Available April 2007 $42,950. Ownerfinancing. Johnson, trailer. $75C
box, never opened, $70. (l10% down & $258/mo. (863)447-0270
(863)467-5299 GladesGeneral Hospital) (863)599-1439 RANGER 354V 1992, 150 hI
1A1* plete rebuild w/less than 7;
-aiim *l ** I .ffl iJ yj hrs. 36 v. motor guide, 3 banl
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want- I charger, tournament rigged
ing to add to my collection. 2000' OF LARGE TROUT Ranger trailer w/new wheels
Please call to sell coins & CREEK. 2 Large Barns 22 tires. Cover. Always garaged
paper money 239-693-4891 - I I ~A I Acres- $349,900. Great Excellent condition. $10,000
paermney23693-4891horse farm- private trout (561)262-0493
WANTED: FLORIDA ART stream. Great low rate, long promax13@adelphia.net
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson term financing. Call owner r, ,
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E. LOOKING TO RENT: 2-3 Bdrm. tinacing. Call7owner
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair, Houseinthe NE partof d (877)777-4837.
R A. McClendon, S. Newton, Clewiston. lam a non smoker BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. COACHMAN CATALINA LITE
BIG $$ (772)562-5567 w/no pets. Would like a nice, WINTER SEASON IS HERE! 2001 36.5 Ft., Front Bedroom,
neat, clean& quiethome. Call MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL 2001 u36.5 Ft.n Front Bedroom,
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RESIDM TIAL- Pre-coust. Town Homes MIH L tonCaCtm io$20K
3BR, I 1 2BA $149,000 from $199,900 Davidson Rd 2 ac
4BR, 2BA New Home 3BR,2BA Harem $85K Residential $209,900
$329,000 MOBILE HOMES Watercress Farm 15 acres
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm Montura 3BR/2BA Pioneer Plantation
$249,000 DWMH 125 acres Woodlands S/D 2 lots
2BR, 2BA, 2 story EDUCED to $1050 reducedto $35,000each
$140,000 Montura 2/2 SWMH
Hoe o Taft Bvd with +2.5 acres $70,000 2,23 acres Pioneer $69,900
2.5 acres, $225,000 3BR, 2BA DWMH Pioneer 7lots $56,500 each
4BR, 2BA $340,000 +5 acres, $214,900 Pioneer 11 lots tog.
3BR, 2BA Pool w 8.7 4BR, 2BA, Doublewide $52,5000 each
3BR, 2BA Pool w/ 8.7 CalNow mRbra 81n0- !
acres ;'$7 CaNowFraaSND! COMMERCIAL
Condo Bass Capital VACANT LAND +
$169,000 Montura 1.25 acre lots +
3BR, IBA Corer Lot avail. Call for Listings. 100 acres m
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*Beantifl 40 ace cattle ranch,
/H. 2 sory bam $990,000.
Make Offer
*Hy 27 Over 1W- as43 Reduad
$230,000 Ceaerfiiaie.
,US Hq 27 H.:Il .1 .* work-

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5 aies +&tae4=22 larnts & much
mne seded& 26 0,00SOLD
*10 aes, owner finance
$190,000 SOLD
*$aes=+ MH. REDUCED FOR
QUICK SALE $140,000
,5-lOw AQWedediM. ClOme
Sra sevewrols. FeSr $95,000
*Qese Ave. 5 acres S.O115,0

1370 Center Ae. 10 acres,
$230,000,


Phone: 863-946-3900
'498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven
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uTangelo Ave. 5 acres, fenced
$120,000
Idantmtra acmh
*1A25Aae 375 & 627 Hunting Club
(auerloas*)S400eadi

*BeSutif Cedar wm dhcuse n 5
acres, hose tes $240000
*Seeualta 2-li2acres froin 60K
5* acres, secluded, owner
finance. $120,000.
Venula and
'10 Acres of improved pas-
ture near Hwy 27 $165K.
OWNER FINANCE
25 acres, on Hwy 27, com-
mercial, $998,000. OBO
S30 acres improved pasture
$450,000. Make offer


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BONITA SPRINGS
Gulf Access JUST REDUCED! A beautiful 2BR/2BA Home with private boat
dock & lift, 24605 Dolphin St. $799,500
Indian Hills This secluded '/ acre site is only minutes from The
Glades. Build your dream home here. $28,000

LAKEPORT
Honey Stop The Car This beautiful CBS 2BR/2BA Home has all you need. Home has
a paved lighted driveway and a screened in Porch. This property is fenced in. 2960 Old
Lakeport Road. $ 191,375
What A Deal! 3 BR/2BA, Mobile Home on the canal, minutes from lock, 11269
Ridgewater Lane ONLY $138,000.
Needs Some Work This '/4 acre water front lot & home would be a Great Weekend
Retreat! 39 Linda Road $139,000
New Listing Don't Miss Out This 2BR/2BA Mobile Home is Located in the Perfect Location!
2420 Old Lake Port Road $140,000
MOORE HAVEN
Ready Tan. 1st Two under construction, CBS 3BR/2BA homes. Perfect location. Hurry Up and
Schedule appointment, will go FAST Starting at $186,724
Ready To Relax This 3BR/2BA Mobile Home has it all! Beautifully landscaped & by the
water. 1636 Azalea Ave. Priced to sell at $189,000
This House is HUGE 3BR/2BA CBS Home with fireplace in Living room & Bedroom.
Large Florida room with fenced in yard. 370 Avenue O $285,000
MOVE RIGHT IN! 2BR/2BA Home, this extremely well maintained gorgeous Home on
two lots is ready for you. 742 Avenue F with many XTRAS $142,000
Home On The Water 2235 Riverside Dr., Beautiful 2BR/1BA w/ a private dock & beau-
tiful porch, overlooking the Caloosahatchee, Only $300,000
NewCBS Home 3BR/2BA, Waterfront Property, 2485 Riverside Drive, on 1 ac $409,375
Come & Enjoy The Pool 401 Avenue L 3BR/1BA beautifully landscaped Home. Sellers
will even hold 1/2 of the mortgage for 20 years $349,500
Must See To Appreciate This 3BR/2BA Mobile Home is waiting for a Family to make it their
Own! 529 Avenue E $79,900
Moore Haven Yacht Club Homes and Vacant Land available, very quiet communi-
ty, Call for further details.
Moore Haven River Gardens Lots.Start @ $38,000
Get _Aay From It All 2 Acres available in Horseshoe Acres. $60,000
8 Lot Package Prime for development, 532 Ave. R $133,000
City Lots starting at $18,500.
MONTURA
Mini-Ranch 3BR/2BA Mobile Home fully furnished with current owner having a license to sell
produce 124 Horseclub Ave. $141,900
Available lots all 1.25 acres in the Montura area, call for further details. Prices
starting at $43,000


528 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston
(863) 983-8559
Cheryl Eby Gujahr, Lic.RealEstateBroker (863)228-1562
real estate Maggie & Miguel A. Santana (863) 228-4314 Espaiol
Elsie Sellers (239)822-7490 Espaiol
SKarey Bethea (863)228-1188






EverythingYouveDreamedOf! Gourmetlitchen, Perfeaforfamiythatentertains. 4bedn s,3bat
spa-like bath, hugeclosets, vaultedceiling, oversized view fomeveryroom. LA poolpatioareaonlake.
drive-threw garage, and more. Call Today I A Must See $389,000


CLEWISTON
*3 BR/ 3 BA MH w/Lrg Screened Porch.
Seminole Manor. Make an Offer!
'2 BR/ 1 BA Home on corner lot.
Sagamore Ave. Reduced to $130,000.
'3 BR/2 BA MH w/Lrg waterfront lot,
fenced, det. garage. Melissa Road. $12900
*4BR/2BA MH with add. lot. Green St
*3BR/2BA CBS Home, comer lot E.
Sugarland Priced to Sell At $180,000
'4BR/2.5BA CBS w/brick, Irg lot. $259,900
*3BR/2BA on Davidson Rd. Handicap
Access. 1.42 acs manicured lawn. $274,900
*3 BR/2 BA Executive Home, East Del
Monte, custom upgrades, 1 + acre.
Reduced to $499,000
'3 BR/2.5 BA, 4 car gar., Lrg Pool Area.
Ridgewood Avenue. Hobbiest's Dream.
Offered at $439,000
'2 BD/ 2BA Bass & Sun Condo. Only $149,900
'3 BD/ 1 BA Home, Esperanza, fenced
yard, many updates. Only $159,000
'3 BD/ 2 BA MH, Ridgdill Rd. waterfront
lot, fenced. Priced at $130,000
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*2 CBS Duplexes Priced to sell!
*4BR/2BA MH, .67 ac. Cypress Ave. $164,900
'Like New 2/2 MH w/ Irg. sunroom $128,500
'2BR/1BA MH-Lakeport with direct
Lake "0" Access Reduced to $109,000
* 1BR/1BA Sportsmans Village.


55+ Community $80,000
*3 BD/ 2 BA 2005 CBS Home, Moore
Haven. $190,000
PIONEER / LADECA / FLAGHOL
Perfectly manicured 3BR/2BA brick home Oak
Dr. $297,500
'3 BD/2 BA MH, beautiful 2.5 ac lot,
new carpet/paint. 17th St. $189,900
3BD/2BA'MH ac w/Lrgoaks, pole
barn & more. Everhi AcresRd. $279,000
'A rare find! Taft Blvd. 1 ac with
3BD/2BAMH. $132,500
*Owner Anxious! Private/Wooded, +/- 4 ac
w/ 3BD/2BA MH, L g, carport/shed. $285,000
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle for $65,000
'Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC
parcels starting at $23,500 per ac.
'2 lots in Horseshoe Acres for $65,000
*Rare Find! 3 acs. Oak filled lots. $55K
per ac.
'.22 ac MH lot in Clewiston for $26,500
MONTURA
S1.25 ac. lots available. Call for lot #'s.
*Lrg 4 BR/2 BA MH. $115,000
'Lrg. 4 BD/2 BA MH 1.25 Verda St.
Many extras, Ready for family! $209,900
*3BD/2BA DWMH Immaculate $160,000


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30ft. Rolle Travel Trailer
$2995
28ft. Wilderness Travel
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28ft. Nomad Fifth Wheel
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YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
1993 with trailer. Runs good.
$1000 (863)467-5299




ANCHORS, Fenders, outrig-
gers, $50 for all or will sep-
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Excellent condition. $1000.
Firm. (863)634-2475


KAWASAKI KZ1000 '82-
Runs and looks real good.
Asking $2500 or best offer
(863)634-3344

YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $600
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Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
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Cars from $500! Tax Repos,
US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's &
morel For Listings Call
(800)425-1730 x2384.
CHEVY CAVALIER'S- For parts
1-'95 Good trans. & body &
1-'96 Good motor. $300. for
both. (239)867-1558
DODGE STRATUS '98: Every-
thing works! $2000 or best
offer. 863-612-5558.
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1986,
A/C, Excellent condition. Gar-
age kept. $900 or best offer.
(772)618-0607 Ft. Pierce.
MR2 1988, Hard to find. Fun
car! Sunroof, manual, white,
great mileage, FM/CD, Good
shape. $1500 (561)924-2208
PONTIAC GRAND AM 1990:
Only 36,000 original miles.
$1800. 863-228-1094




DODGE RAMCHARGER- 5.2,
V-8, Good condition. Many
extra mopar parts. $2500. or
best offer.(239)369-9725
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER
1991, 4x4, Good for work.
Approx. 80K org. mls. $1200
or best offer. 863-675-4079



GAS CLUB CAR '95 Recondi-
tioned. $1695. 863-675-1472
GOLF CART, 4 passenger, ex-
cellent shape, $1200.
863)946-3822/954-646-32




CHEVY TRANSMISSION- 4
speed, w/clutch and fly-
wheel, $450 (863)697-3895
SUPERCHIP #3714- Fits '03
Dodge Hemi 5.7. $150. Call
Jess (863)634-5020


Pulic Notice


King Pin Locks w/ keys (2), to
lock down trailers. Also an-
tennas for radios (2). $100
for all. 772-812-3300
PICKUP TOOLBOX: Fits Dodge
Dakota '94 '04. Black UWS
diamond plate. $100 neg.
863-763-0852.
TIRES & RIMS- 4, New,
LT275/65R20 on 20" Spoke
rims. Fits Fords. & GM's $950.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
TIRES(6): 35x1250x16.5, Su-
per Swamper TSL Radials, 4
w/ good tread, 2 spares.
$300 neg. 863-634-1890.
TONNEAU COVER: For 6.5 ft
bed. $75. 239-675-7994
TRAILER HITCH- Off a Buick
Century. Good condition.
$75. (863)357-1580
TRANSMISSION: '97 Chevy
S10, w/ 4.3 engine. Will de-
liver from Ft Pierce to WPB
area. $500. 863-763-2389.



CHEVY '83, V1Ton, 350 auto.,
2wd, new motor, only 36K
mi. Must see! $1100 neg.
(863)763-0852
CHEVY-'88, 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
small block, 4 speed With
low 1st gear, $1000.
(863)634-5421
CHEVY PICK UP '93: Dually,
white, clean, 2 door,
custom, big block / auto.
$6500. 863-674-0898
FORD F350- '89, Diesel, 4
door, 5 speed, 4 new tires.
A/C works. $4700. or trade
for F250 (863)673-6819.
FORD F350 DUALLY '90, 460
engine, Gas, runs good.
$2500. See at: 6420 Hwy. 98
N. Okee 863-697-2434
FORD RANGER- '97, Good
Cond., runs good, $2000
(863)675-8104 Iv msg.



FORD EXPLORER SPORT-'91,
2 door, needs work, runs,
$500 (561)255-0162
KIA SPORTAGE '98- runs
great, $4000 or best offer
863)634-0949 or
863)763-6322



REESE TRAILER HITCH- load
leveler, complete, $125
(863)467-4328



CHEVY, '94, Excellent running
condition. Very dependable.
$900. or best offer.
(863)675-3228
CHEVY VANDURA 1991 w/TV
& VCR, White w/blue trim.
Asking $2250. neg.
(863)763-2345/304-2289
DODGE CARAVAN- '94, 3.3L,
V-6, Runs good. $750. or
best offer. (863)634-8671


Public Nolices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FileNo.: 2006-199-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VICTOR H. RUIZ
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Adminlstraion)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered in the estate of VICTOR H. RUIZ,
deceased, File Number 2006-199-CP
by the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 1760, La-
Belle. Florida 33975; that the dece-
dent's date of death was May 15,
2005; that the total value of the estate
is exempt homestead real property,
and that the names and addresses of
those to whom it has been assigned
by such order are: Veronica P. Ruiz,
Victor M. Ruiz, Alexis L. Ruiz, Xavier
Ruiz and Andrew T. Ruiz, 3951 North
River Road, LaBelle, Florida, 33935.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom provision
for full payment was made in the Order
of Summary Administration must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE,
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is December 28th, 2006.
Person Giving Notice:
VERONICA R RUIZ
3951 North River Road
LaBelle, FL 33935
Attoey for Person Giving Notie:
OSTERHOUT&MCKINNn, A.
LANCE M. MCKINNEYAttorney
Florin'da Bar No. 882992
3783 Seago Lane
FL Myers, Florida 33901
Telephone: 1239) 939-4888
183380 CGS 12/28/06 & 01/04/07
PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Stat-
utes, a meeting of landowners of BAR-
RON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
be held at 10:00 AM, January 18,
2007,'at the District office on 3293
Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida
33935.
The purpose of the meeting is to elect
one member of the Board of Supervis-
ors and review annual reports.
Landowners may cast one vote for each
acre or fraction thereof owned, either
in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are
available by calling 863-675-0346.
The Board of Supervisors will meet im-
mediately after adjournment of the
Landowners' Meeting.
This meeting Is open to thepublic.
MarkD. Colbert, Chairman
182884 CB/CGS 12/28/06:1/4/07

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 20TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 2006-180-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EDWIN HARKNESS TODD, JR.,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Edwin
Harkness Todd, Jr., deceased, whose
date of death was October 17, 2006;
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Hendry County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion,File Number 2006-180-CP; the
address of which is 25 E. Hickpooch-
ee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935.
The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
Including unmatured, contingent or un-
liquidated claims, must file their claims
with this court. WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTAND-
ING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEN-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
FIRST DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE IS DECEMBER 28, 2006.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
Ivan Solai, Attomey
FloridaBarNo.: 108383
800 Brickell Avenue, Suite 904
Miami, Florida 33131
Telephone: (305)423-3820
Personal Representative:
Diana L. Perez, Personal Representative
1221 SW 122 Avenue Apt 302
Miami, Florida 33184
182765 CGS 12/28/061/4/07

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell these ve-
hicles on 01/12/2007, 10:00 am at 74
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78
of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY reserves the right to ac-
cept or reject any and/or all bids.
1B4GH54RONX319701
1992 Dodge
1G2JB5244S7528716
1995 Pontiac
1G6CD5156K4236210
1989 Cadillac
1LNBM91F2HY669366
1987 Llncoln
JT2EL31DXK0381965
1989 Toyota
183591 CGS 01/04/07

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BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICTONE
Bartow, Florida
December22,2006
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 and will be
opened and publicly read aloud in the Work Program Conference Room. Bidders
may obtain preliminary bid results at http//www dot state fl us/cc-admin/ Click
on "Letting Results" and D1.

---NOTE----
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING
IT TO (863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
WWW DOTSTATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1
BID SUBMITTAL: Orders for these documents should be directed to the District
Contracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Forida De-
partment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO
ox 1249, Bartow, Forida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be
made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will
be made.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be
issued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, January 24, 2007.
Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, January 19, 2007.

(CONTRACT NO. E1F96-RO) COUNTY: MANATEE & SARASOTA (D FUNDS): FINAN-
CIAL PROJECT NO: 421106-1-72-01 & 421095-1-72-01 The work specified in
this contract consists of highway lighting maintenance on the primary road sys-
tem. Approx 365 Calendar Days NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Art Hall,
(941) 59-7312 arthurhallldotstateflps BUDGET AMOUNT $50,000.00.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANANDSPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F97-RO) COUNTY: Charlotte, Glades, Hendry & Lee (D FUNDS):
FINANCIAL PROJECT NO: 421064-1-72-01. The work specified in this contract
consists of guardrail repair and replacement. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE:
PROJECT MANAGER: ScottTeets, (239) 656-7812
michael teetsdot state flus. BUDGET AMOUNT $100,000.00. NO CHARGE
FOR PLANS AND SPECS.

(CONTRACT.NO. E1F99-RO COUNTY: District Wide (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO-
JECT NO: 422208-1-72-01. The work specified in this contract consists of in-
stalling and repairing fencing for stormwater retention ponds. (Approx 365
Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Ginger Ward, (863) 519-2680
In erwarddot state fl us. BUDGET AMOUNT $150,00.00. NO CHARGE
FOR PLANS AND SPECS.

Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559.
Checks should be made payable to the State of lorida Department of Transporta-
tion. No refund will be made. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids.
Cheryl L. Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
183571 O0 & CGS 01/04,11/07






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863-677-1010 863-983-3508 863-228-6867


Our New Address
As Of January 2007

700 West Sugarland Hwy
Clewiston, FL. 33440

Comensando enero 2007
Las Oficinas de
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sera en:
Sugar Suites
700 West Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL. 33440

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1)Home site Lot!! In Clewiston, Build your dream home today!! 30k
2)Moore Haven Spacious 4br/2ba Mobile home with large front porch.
$141,000 MLS#200676119
3)Talapia Farm Production sold out through the end of the year.
Call Clenn for details MLS#: 200645189
4)Montura 3.75 acres only $109,900.00 MLS# 200686347
5)Farm Labor Camp PermtteA JiLE' DIN.;l,,, for detailsMLS#: 200658473
6)4 Bedroom Home on .25 acre Remodeled, New Roof, A Must See!!!
$174,900 MLS#200683471
7)3br/2ba CBS home on 1/3 acre. New roof, paint, & fenced. $207,000
MLS#200650646
8)New Listing!! 4/2 MH on 7.5 acres in Pioneer!! Fenced Only $230,000
9)Easy Life S/D Remodeled 3/2 Mobile Home. New roof, carpet.
Call for appointment $85,000 MLS#: 200661385
10)Montura Ranch 3/2 Mobile Home on 1.25 ac. $99,900 MLS#: 200668993
II)REDUCED!! Must See 4/2 Mobile Home of Merit on 1.25 Acres. Only
115,000.000 MLS# 200644944
12)Seminole Manor Spacious NEW 3/2 Mobile Home MLS# 200682271 $125,000
13)lncome Producing 3/1 and 2/1 duplex located on Haiti Ave. $150,000
MLS#: 200661385
14)Two Acres Davidson Rd. $165,000.00 MLS# 200693222
15)15 Acres Cleared Pasture land. Fenced and cross-fenced. Convenient
access to Clewiston or Labelle $425,000 MLS#: 200652207
16)Need Space 5bd/2ba Home on 1.25 Acres. Only $295,000
17)Nursery 20 Acres Palm trees & much more. $650,000 MLS#200693196
18) Midstate 3 Bedroom Spacious Home $85,000.00
Vacant Lots
950 Ridgdill Rd $55K .370 N. Olive $42K .660 N Nogal- $27K
2.5 ac $59K 417 Redish Cir $60K .529 Redish Cir $35K
365 N. Lindero $42K *Port Labelle Lots 30k


Walker/Wood Team
Sam J. Ashley P.
Walker Wood GRI

A i 863-677-1013 863-228-1132
CLEWISTON
*Fish from your backyard! Fabulous new lakefront listing sits on .28 acres
w/ over 1700 sq.ft. This 3bd home offers a new roof, and new carport, all
fenced. Priced to sell @ appraised value $174.9K
-New Home! 3bd/2ba/1 car gar. CBS Home, 1,670sq ft on 1012 Texas Ave. $165,500
.3/2 DWMH, 611 Orange Rd, offered @ $89,900
.3.13 acres land w/ singlewide. Cleared w/ great soil for gardener
nursery close to lake and town. Property has unlimited potential. $200K
-Just Listedil!fgC sa w l fown $159,250.00
FLAGHOLE
.2.5 acres on Flaghole Rd. $84,900.00
- Back on Market! Fabulou .S_Pror only $140,900- Call today for your appt
S126 Oak Dr. 3/2 DVI.r.1lf. -.
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. Reduced to $475K
MONTURAa
.105 Pinelake Ave the best 1.41 ac lake front U a
lot in Montura @ $77,900 Starting Prices
Back on the Market! 860 South Live Oak2/1 Sweet Lake Villas:
Only $50K Villa $179,990
.420 South Lindero Land only $33,900 Lago $199,990
545 S. Brida St. Land only $28K Dolce $209,990
-Vacant land in Harlem! .19 acre lots Call Us Today
-Vacant land in Port LaBelle! $39,500 For More Information
PIONEER PLANTATION
S41 50 Pioneer 17th St. 2.5 Ac $65K 3 Flamingos missing from
5205 Pioneer 22nd St 5 Ac $130K Sugar Realty.
PORT LABELLE Call if you have information.
Brand New! CBS homes now available in Port LaBelle -
lots starting @ $29.9K with no credit check Call for more information!!


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Jerry W.
Smith


561-261-3444

Great Location! 3bd/2ba/2 car
garage, brick veneer, fenced back-
yard, new roof, storage sheds.
Wonderful family home. $279,900.00
MH on 1.25 acres in Montura
Ranch Estates $98,900
5 Acres in Pioneer potential for
great home site $149.9K
5 acres in LaDeca $95K

Montura Ranch Estates
363 Appaloosa Ave. (Paved road) $38K
830 5. Orange St. $39.9K
735 N. FrogB)e7.9K
120-130 S. Coral (2.5 Acres) $75K

Sky Valley Lots: Starting at $64K

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WaIM SeHabl Espanol
New Listing! 3bd/2ba/2 car garage
Beautiful brand new home with
granite count -ofl'. tiled through
out located o :)r acres This is
your chance to move to the country!
$249,000.00
Back On The Market Newly painted
inside and out this 3bd/1 ba home is
located in Harlem. Plenty of room to
grow. Priced to sell @ $74,900.00
I List, Show, and Sell
Montura Ranch Estates
Mobile Homes
3bd/2ba Doublewide MH on 2.5
acres, paved road, corner lot, fenced.
New roof, new paint, new carpet.
Only $169,900.00
Land
425 S. Verda $29,900
263 Hunting Club $42,000
770 S. Shetland $39,900
735 S. Palm $39,000
325 N. Nogal St. 1.25 ac. $39,900
New Listing! 4bd/2ba/1 car garage;
metal roof, leaded glass entry, fire
place, bay window, garage door
opener, ceramic tile & carpet, arch
ways to living room & dining room,
french doors to patio. Perfect for
families who love to entertain. $264.9K

Charles
H. Kehm
III

305-968-2242
1. Commercial Listing Successful
Business & Property with over 10,000
sq.ft. of Buildings on '. acres w/ 175'
directly on Sugarland Hwy. Priced Reduced
to $875K
2. Industrial Property Hurricane
Proof Concrete Building/Landscaped/
Parking $250K
3. Industrial Lot w/industrial zoning
Reduced to $79,900 for Quick Sale
4. Commercial Lot Need a commercially
zoned lot for your business Great Buy at
$89.9K with owner financing
5. New Residential Listing! R2 zoned
3bd/1ba w/ a 1bd/lba Mother in Law
Detached Room $158,900 Exceptional Value
6. Over 55? Own you own home for
less than $49.9K Sportsman's Village
7. Beautiful 2.5 acre wooded home
site in Pioneer Plantation. Just
Reduced to $74K w/ possible owner
financing
8. New Listingl Port LaBelle Beautiful lot
S45K Offers Welcome
9. Mobile home lot in Harlem $21 K
10. 720 Jasmine St 1 .acre lot located in
Montura Ranch Estates only $31.8K
11. 730 Jasmine St. 1.5acre lot locat-
ed in Montura Ranch Estates only
$31.8K
12. Residential Lot in Port LaBelle
offered at $29.9K for Quick Sale!


Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se abla Espanol
Pssssssttt, Have you heard about this
improved 5bd/2ba home on .23 acres on
Obispo Ave? Its a beautywith new kitchen
cabinets, new roof, and tiled through out
Pass it on. Only $199,900.00
Owner wants Out! It's as simple as that
The owner of this 3bd/1 ba home wants to
sell now! Don't be the second caller
because it's priced to move fast at
$144,900.00
Looking for vacant land? Well bring your
horses because I've 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 located in Port LaBelle and
the landscaping is courtesy of mother
nature. It's ready for you at $29,500
Get pleasure from this beautiful 3BD/2 BA
Mobile home on 2.01 Acres. Enjoy the
peacefulness this property has to offer.
Property is fenced on North and east side.
New deck on the rear of property will be
completed soon. Only $175,000.00


PLEASE FIND TIME TO COME & ENJOY
the beauty of I Kl ciou home on
5 acres of gorg I lji trying your fam-
ily and just fSUJ ji Jacefulness this
home in the Cu A to offer This
property also has a small citrus grove that
also has its own irrigation.


Feature Listing
Here is a cozy 2bed 2 bath home on
three lots you won't be able to live
with out, with a great location. Price
..- ..-- '. Adjustment. $179,900 with a $1,000
-'"^' |E allowance for appliances. Call me for
Your New Beginning Can Start Now an appt to see this adorable home.
Your New Beginning Can Start Now!!!
Your new beginning can start here in this
quaint 3BD/1.5BA home on .25 acre in Call Me For All Your
Clewiston. The kitchen has beautiful cabi- Real Estate Needs!
netry, counter tops and tiled flooring. Real Estate
Ousted @ $130,900.00


1. Pioneer Plantation Beautiful wood
Enrique frame home on 2.5 acres. New AC,
Acosta Floors, & Roof $259,000.00
e 30 FA CT06 2. A New Beginning Spacious 3bd/2ba
305-506-58 2005 DWMH securitysystei equipped
SeHablaEspanol on 1.25 acres with beautiful pines.
$144,900.00 MLS# 200672747

3. Montura Ranch 4bd DWMH. Split floor plan, his/her sinks in master,
large porch, & much more. Motivated seller asking $149,900.00 MLS#
20066133
4. New Listing! Brick home on two city lots with 3bd. Asking only
$189,900.00 MLS# 200686099
5. Need Shed Space? Montura 3bd/2ba DWMH on paved corner lot.
Home recently remodeled. Won't last long with 2 sheds. $139,900.00
MLS# 200656790
6. Executive Home Move in condition w/ Sbds, 2 AC units, 2 water
heaters, tile throughout, working chimorey, large screen patio, new roof
& much more. Motivated Seller asking $549,900.00
7. Mother-in-Law Suite R2 zoning 3bd CBS home w/ 1 bd suite. Offered
for only $158,900.00 MLS# 2006602 1 3
8. Secluded DWMH on 1.25 acres. Split floor plan, master bath contains
large garden tub w/ separate shower, property fenced w/ additional
fencing for animals. Next to canal. $124,900.00

Vacant Land 5) 455 N. Hacienda $50,000.00
1) 130 N. Arboleda 1.09 acres 6) South Bay NW 2nd St'.
$39,900 $30,000.00
2) 136 Montura Ave. 1.25 acres 7) 420 Fronda $42,000.00
$39,900 8) 155 Estribo $45,000.00
3) 569 Hunting Club Ave. 1.25 9) LaBelle 28 acres asking
acres $55,000.00 $98000000
4) 740-750 S. Palm St 2.5 acres $80K

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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NTOICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 1/23/07
SUBJECT AREA: 219 Non-Instructional Experience increments and Employment
Status
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
non-instructional experience increments and employment status
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1012.23, 1012,66, 1001,42, 1001.43, 1012.34,
and 1012.40 F.S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1012.23, 1012.66, 1001,42. 1001.43,
1012.34, and1012.40 ES.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rules establishes the policy for non-instruc-
tional experience increments and employment status.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
the matter maybe heard on January 23, 2007.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in wring within 21 days after publicai-
ton of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the
future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
4,,' i ...n...., 1 ., ',. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of
...,, ,,,i ...i ,.,. I days after publication of this notice. The request shall
specify now me person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the pro-
posed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons
an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, In waiting,
to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposedrule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the
meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of School pursuant to
120.54(3)(e, F.S.
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CITY OF CLEWISTON
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Florida Statutes, the Clewiston Planning and
Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing on January 8, 2007 in the Commission
Chambers, 115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the issue
may be heard to consider the following:

Adoption of a proposed small scale amendment to the Comprehensive Plan (2006-S3) reflecting
a change to the future land use category Imposed on a parcel of property from "Mobile Home" to
"Commercial." If adopted, the amendment will be accomplished by proposed Ordinance No.
2006-14 which will cause the parcel to be shown and categorized as "Commercial" on the Future
Land Use Map. The affected parcel is located on East Sagamore Avenue as delineated in the map
shown below.

The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING In the City Hall[Commission Chambers, 115
West Ventura Avenue, on Monday January 22, 2007, at 6:00 pm. to consider the recommendation
of the Planning and Zoning Board. All citizens and Interested parties are encouraged to attend
the public hearing and to provide written and/or verbal comments on the matter under considera-
tion. Any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because of a disability or
physical impairment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the City Manager's
office at least 3 calendar days prior to the hearing.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting, such person will need to record the proceedings and, for such purpose, may need to
Insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based.

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CASENO.: 06-339-CA
WM SPECIALITY MORTGAGE LLC,
WITHOUT RECOURSE
Plaintiff
vs.
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Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
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Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order
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Civil Case Number 06-339-CA, in the
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Florida, wherein WM SPECIALTY
MORTGAGE LLC, WITHOUT RE-
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Lots 17 and 18, in Block 449 of General
Plan of Clewiston, Florida, as revised
September 7, 1937, according to the
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2, at Page 71 through 78, inclusive, of
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at public sale, to the highest and best
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Courthouse, Highway 80 and Main
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of January, 2007. Any person claiming
an interest in the surplus from the sale,
if any, other than the property owner
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Dated: December 12,2006.
Barbara S. Butler
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
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ed the everglades.
Feb. 9
Vision Hendry County 2015, a
public workshop designed to build
a vision citizens have for Hendry
County in the next decade, held its
first meeting. Many people came to
express their views about how to
keep the county the way everyone
wants it.
Feb.16
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District Governing Board
held a meeting to decidethe best
course of action for Lake Okee-
chobee. The main reason for the"
meeting was for community mem-
bers to voice their concerns about
the lake and its condition. While
not promising that everything
would be fixed in one day, SFWMD
Governing Board did agree that
changes need to be made to help
improve the lake.
Feb. 23
Since the beginning of Sugar
Festival history, everyone waits in
anticipation as the big stars of this
year are announced. Everyone
from Charlie Daniels to Sugarland
have made the appearance at the
Sugar Fest. This year Miranda Lam-
bert and Blake Shelton will per-
form, as well as The Shirelles, for all
of those that enjoy a 60s beat.
March 2
The largest drug bust in Clewis-
ton was seen this past week.
Clewiston Police Department and
Drug Enforcement Agency busted
four individuals with over a ton of
drugs estimated at $6 million.
March 9
Citizens will have another
chance to discuss their opinions of
how Hendry County should look in
the future during the next meeting
of Vision Hendry County 2015.
Ideas for the next ten years will be
presented.
March 23
After a year of rumors and alle-
gations of mismanagement,
Hendry Regional Medical Center
have made a positive comeback.
They estimated over $1 million in
funds by increasing taxes that have
not been touched in ten years and
increasing patient revenue.
March 30
No one objected to the raise in
water impact fees at the City Com-
missioner's meeting. What several
commissioners thought would
cause havoc in the room proved
only to be a small discussion. The
water impact fees were raised to
cover some of the costs of the new
water plant.
April 6
Hector Borjas faces more
charges than the minor ones he
would have received for being
arrested by the Clewiston Police
Department Road Patrol division.
While in custody, he admitted to
the previous rape and battery of a
city employee.
April 13
For many in the real estate busi-
ness, these latest prices have
proved to be the best ever. Brokers
have chosen to start building new
homes and businesses now while
prices are low; rates will begin to
increase as the cost of living
increases, something all real estate
brokers know will happen.
April20
More jobs may be coming to
Clewiston as City Commissioners
take on another incentive to help
Clewiston grow. Put before the
council is City Mattress, a new busi-
ness looking to locate within the
city limits.
April 27
The City of Clewiston has spon-
sored a "Spring Cleaning" for the
streets of Clewiston after being
pounded by debris from the hurri-


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round of interviews.
Commissioners are hoping to
appoint a new county administra-
tor before Feb. 1, which is Mr.
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canes and other sources of
garbage. The city would like to
request that all members of the
community come out and lend a
hand to the cleaning efforts.
May 5
The Hendry and Glades areas
now have their own chapter of the
Florida Audubon, making it Flori-
da's 43rd volunteer. This chapter
allows people to meet other natu-
ralist and gives them a chance to
get back to nature and restore it to
health.
May 11
Brian K. Kniceley, sergeant with
the local police department, was
arrested for his involvement in a
drug operation. Kniceley, arrested
by FDLE, was arrested for using
police databases to give informa-
tion on criminals to anyone and
selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a
school.
May 18
The Hendry County Sheriff's
Department strongly welcomes a
new ordinance that will set limits to
where sex offenders can move.
While it does not concern sex
offenders that currently live here,
the ordinance will set strict bound-
aries for sex offenders to follow
when considering a place to move.
May25
Governor Jeb Bush praised
Clewiston High School as its FCAT
scores were returned. The school
was honored for being ranked in
the top 100 schools with the high-
est FCAT scores in the state.
May26
Despite efforts by the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office to maintain a
presence at the Brown Sugar Festi-
val, the tragic shooting fatality of one
young man may phase the memo-
ries of everyone in attendance.
June 1
U.S. Sugar and Hendry Regional
Medical Center finally end the bat-
tle that has nagged at them for
months involving the financial sol-
vency of the hospital. HRMC agreed
to pay the sugar corporation
$50,000 in fines as a result of the
legal fees accrued during this suit.
June 8
Plans for the new water plant in
Clewiston are moving along
according to schedule. Construc-
tion on the new plant has begun.
This new plant will improve the
quality of drinking water in Clewis-
ton as it purifies 3 mjillipt gallons of
water a day.
June 15
In anticipation of the waste-
water treatment plant achieving full
capacity, the city of Clewiston has
begun making arrangements for
the expansion of the treatment
plant and sewer collection system.
Clewiston Utilities Director
Kevin McCarthy said the city is
going forward with planning and
design for the project and expects
city commissioners to authorize
the final engineering design soon.
June 22
All the players seem to agree:
they all have to communicate and
cooperate to manage impending
growth, and they have to start now.
The attitude was unanimous at
what had to be the first-ever joint
workshop between the Hendry
County School Board, county com-
mission and the commissions of
both LaBelle and Clewiston Tues-
day evening.
Representatives of all four
groups came together at the Dallas
Townsend Ag Building in LaBelle to
share publicly for the first time a
work in progress an interlocal
agreement geared toward making
sure area schools are prepared for
the expected influx of students.
June 29
After receiving legal input on a
proposed measure to limit the areas
where sexual offenders and sexual
predators can live in the city, the
commission voted against institut-
ing an ordinance that would have


that will be possible is not certain
at this point.
Mr. Baird has been employed
with the county for ten years,
starting as the county's adminis-
trator in April of 1996. Mr. Baird
has applied for a job as city man-
ager of Orlando and commission-
ers there were expected to make


kept convicted sex criminals at least
2,500 feet away from children.
Instead, the city commissioners
seemed to favor reviewing the
state-regulated policy that keeps
sexual offenders at least 1,000 feet
away from areas where children
gather.
July
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment is investigating the robbery of
a U-Save manager who was injured
after two men jumped him at the
store's parking lot in plain sight one
recent afternoon.
With no arrests having been
made in the case yet, the police
department is reaching out to the
community for help in solving the
case.
The incident happened June 9,
at approximately 11:50 a.m. at the
grocery store, located on Sugarland
Highway in Clewiston.
July 13
Authorities have made more
arrests in the case of a former
Clewiston police officer who was
arrested for the sale of narcotics
while on duty.
An investigation revealed close
ties between the officer, his alleged
involvement in drug deals, and sev-
eral members of his family, includ-
ing his wife and son.
According to the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement and the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office, the
two relatives, along with a family
friend, were arrested recently and
now face drug charges.
July20
What is the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers doing to keep residents
safe in the event of a hurricane, and
the lake itself from the schedule of
water releases that the organization
has focused on as of late?
That was the question at hand
at a meeting in Clewiston last
week. Colonel Carpenter of the
corps presented a tentatively
scheduled plan (TSP) for Lake
Okeechobee and its surrounding
waters.
July27
At last week's Clewiston City
Commission meeting, commis-
sioners voted unanimously to
approve an interlocal agreement
for Recovery Initiative Funding that
would benefit the cities of Clewis-
ton and LaBelle and provide much-
needed monies to continue the
post-hurricane relief effort.
Working hand-in-hand, the
three entities hope that the applica-
tion will be approved and the fund-
ing for hurricane-related costs is
made a reality.
Aug. 3
Hendry County Sheriff's Office.
Criminal Investigators have arrest-
ed four adults and one juvenile in
connection with recent burglaries
in Montura.
According to reports from Sher-
iff Ronnie Lee, Richard Thomas
Stevens, 24, of Montura, Vernon
Dwayne Stevens, 23, of Clewiston
and Roland Lee LaFollette, 19, of
Montura, were arrested and
charged with burglary of structure
conveyance and larceny grand
theft damage over $1,000.
Aug. 10
With the occurrences of vandal-
ism that have been happening on
Cane Field, Clewiston High School
and Hendry County School Board
are working in tandem to come up
with a solution.
After a thorough investigation of
the crime, Investigator Max
VanD'Huynslager of the Clewiston
Police Department made an arrest.
Slade Sloan, 18, was arrested
Aug. 3, in connection with the van-
dalism case. Sloan reportedly con-
fessed to being involved and was
forthcoming with information on
others involved.
Aug. 17
In the traditionally quiet neigh-
borhood of Avenida Del Rio in
Clewiston, at the Whitaker home,
law enforcement agents found one
of the most disturbing and
macabre scenes in the city's history
Tuesday morning the slain bodies


a decision soon.
Mr. Baird announced his resig-
nation during the Oct. 10, meeting
of the county. His salary is
$106,587. His last day on the job is
scheduled for February.
Staff Writerldeybis Gonzalez
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of the homes' three inhabitants.
Hours later, police located the
suspect, who fled from them
when he was spotted, before
shooting himself in the head with
a gun, his woman partner arrested
moments later.
Aug. 24
A former U.S. Sugar employee is
charged with one count of grand
theft, a first-degree felony, for
allegedly embezzling more than
$100,000 from the company.
Roberto Arturo Rojas, 36, of
Pembrook, surrendered himself at
the Hendry County Sheriff's Office
to Special Agent Scott Gibson with
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement. His bond was set at
$100,000.
The state attorney's office had
issued a warrant for his arrest in
May, after investigating the case.
Aug. 31
On Aug. 25, 2006, the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations Division executed a
search warrant at 1872 Hookers
Point Road in Clewiston.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said investi-
gators located what appeared to be
crack cocaine, marijuana, prescrip-
tion narcotics, and several items of
drug paraphernalia within the resi-
dence.
Sept. 7
Even though Tropical Storm
Ernesto only brought a few inches
of rain and the occasional wind
gusts to Clewiston, it could have
been much worse.
No matter the size of the event,
or the likelihood that a storm will
eventually die out, the staff at
Hendry Regional Medical Center
said it stands ready to respond in all
emergencies.
Teams at the hospital were
established so that all the various
medical departments were cov-
ered during the storm.
Sept. 14
The Clewiston Museum is final-
ly near the culmination of their
New Clewiston 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 Thurs-
day, Sept. 21.
Judge Nelson Bailey, a Florida
Cracker Storyteller, will be the
guest speaker for the event. The
event is by invitation only due to
seating constraints of the Muse-
um's theater. Those invitations
were extended to the Friends of the
Museum, a group that has finan-
cially and otherwise supported the
project.
Sept. 21
The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office made an arrest recently in
connection with a sexual battery
case out of Harlem.
The incident happened on Sept.
17, while the sixteen-year-old vic-
tim was in her car.
According to a press release
from the sheriff's office, the victim
told police her attacker took advan-
tage of her after getting into her car
on Kentucky Avenue.
Sept.28
Last Wednesday morning, Sept.
20, the staff at the Clewiston Ani-
mal Clinic did something that not
many animal professionals ever
attempt: to set world record.
The goal: spay 25 cats in two
hours and, no, a category for
spaying cats did not exist in the Gui-
ness Book of World Records, but it
may soon enough.
Oct. 5
In Aug., Montura residents
spoke overwhelmingly almost 3-
to-1 in favor of changing the vot-
ing process from its current prefer-
ence for large landowners to giving
every resident a single vote during
elections.
In the end, though, state law
would not give the residents what
they were looking for. A mapping
of the area found that Montura
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which means that the popular vote
method for electing board mem-
bers to the Central County Water
Control District, which governs the
area, will be limited to only one
board member.
Oct. 12
Despite the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office proposing a con-
tract agreement to the Montura
governing board to provide more
law enforcement officers to service
the Montura Ranch Estates area,
both sides have not yet reached a
final determination on the issue.
While it seems that some of the
elected officials on the Central
County Water District Board are in
agreement with the concept, others
are not taking as favorable aview of
the contract and have questioned
why the board should be the one to
provide funding for the services.
Oct. 19
The Hendry County Board of
Commissioners considered a
measure at its Oct. 10 meeting to
restrict the use of ATVs on public
roads and highways, limiting their
use to private property.
Commissioners seemed to be
concerned with a recent statute
adopted by Florida which does give
permission to ATV users to drive on
some roadways, with restrictions.
Oct.26
A twenty-three old Montura
woman was killed in a car accident
on U.S. 27 this week.
Ingris Chairez Medina, of Mon-
tura, was pronounced dead on the
scene, according to the Florida
Highway Patrol.
The accident happened Mon-
day morning, at approximately
6:30 a.m. five miles outside of
Clewiston.
Nov. 2
Clewiston Police Department is
looking for two suspects in connec-
tion with the robbery of an ATM
machine at the Olde Cypress Com-
munity Bank in Clewiston.
According to information pro-
vided by the police department, the
suspects may have used a machine
from a nearby construction site to
pry the ATM from its base and
dump it in a truck before leaving
the area.
According to a police report, the
robbery occurred a little after mid-
night on Oct. 27. Officers were dis-
patched to an alarm alert at Olde
Cypress Bank on WC. Owens.
Nov. 9
The Central County Water Con-
trol District in Montura is looking to
donate its formal meeting place,
the clubhouse to Hendry County,
citing a rise in maintenance costs
associated with its operation.
The district is considering donat-
ing the facility to Hendry County,
and letting the county also use the
facility for recreation purposes.
The clubhouse, located on
Hacienda Street in Montura, was
built in the 1970s. The facility is
approximately 5,000 square feet in
size and features amenities that
include pools for adults and chil-
dren, a park and basketball courts.
Nov.16
With the help of a grant, the
CHS science department has pur-
chased new equipment to better
enhance the students' education.
The project, "Enhancing Edu-
cation Through Technology,"
gave eleven grants state-wide,
including one to Hendry County.
The local grant, a total of


$800,000, was divided between
Clewiston and Labelle High
Schools.
Nov. 23
Johnson Engineering of Ft.
Myers has issued another grant to
help better the schools in the sur-
rounding districts.
The superintendents of the local
school districts were asked which
school in the district would be best
served by the grant funding.
For Hendry County, the answer
to that question was Eastside Ele-
mentary.
Eastside Elementary received a
$5,000 grant from Johnson Engi-
neering on Nov. 10th; itwas the first
school of the year to receive the
grant.
Nov. 30
Last week Hendry County Sher-
iff Department served four search
warrants arresting four of the
alleged major suppliers of crack
cocaine in the Clewiston Area.
The sheriff's office is hoping
that the bust will put a sizeable dent
in the narcotics activity in the area,
and all efforts are in targeting local
drug rings.
The sheriff's office arrested
Laart Ronjik Gary, 26, Micheal
Deangelo Holmes, 40, and Tarsha
Brooks, 31, and Jathaniel Reggie
Brooks, 29, all of Harlem, were
arrested in connection with the
drug charges.
Dec. 7
An Ocoee man was arrested a
day before Thanksgiving in con-
nection with an online sexual pred-
ator operation conducted by the
Clewiston Police Department.
The man, an administrative
dean and wrestling coach for a
prominent high school in Ocoee, is
accused of exchanging sexually
charged messages with who he
believed was a 15-year-old girl, at
one point exposing himself via a
webcam chat.
Dec. 14
The Hendry County Sheriff
Office has arrested two individuals
in connection with a number of
house burglaries and vandalisms in
the general area.
Recently, the sheriff's office has
had to contend with this kind of ille-
gal activity being done primarily to
vehicles and homes in Clewiston.
Dec.21
Officers found the body of a
Clewiston man who died while
performing electrical work one
week before Christmas.
Mike Sandelli, 35, was pro-
nounced dead when he arrived at
the hospital after he was found.
While specific details on the
accident are not available, investi-
gators believe the man was
shocked by the electrical current
running on the line on which he
was working.
Dec.28
One of the first and most cru-
cial steps for the expansion of the
Clewiston Commerce Park Prop-
erty has moved forward.
City commissioners last week
voted to purchase acreage to
accommodate future economic
development plans in Clewiston.
The city had been interested in
the site for some time, and discus-
sions at city meetings focused on
whether the city should buy the
land immediately, based on the
fact that negotiations with at least
one interested tenant focused on
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