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Title: The Clewiston news
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Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: February 22, 2007
Publication Date: 1928-
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Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928 0
Vlme 82Nmer 37 ThursdaFebruary 22,2007
Volume 82. Number 37 Thursday Feuav22020


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Lock operations
restricted
Due to the continued
decline in water levels in
Lake Okeechobee, the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers,
Jacksonville District, has
complied with a request
from the South Florida Water
Management District to limit
lockages through W.P.
Franklin Lock on the
Caloosahatchee River.
Effective now and continu-
ing indefinitely, boats may be
locked through on two-hour
intervals between 6 a.m. and
9 p.m. as follows: 6 a.m.; 8
a.m.; 10 a.m.; noon; 2, 4, 6, 8,
and 9 p.m. Further informa-
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the Okeechobee Waterway
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sonville District Web site at
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il, or by calling the district's
Corporate Communication
Office at (904) 232-2236.
Rotary Club plans
golf tourney
The Rotary Club of
Clewiston will hold its 20th
Annual Campbell Njll Schol-
arship Goll Tournament on
Saturday, March 10, at the
Clewiston Golf Course.
"Sign-In" begins at 8 a.m.
and play will commence at 9
a.m. The deadline for regis-
tration is noon on Friday,
march 9. Register now at the
Clewiston Golf Club or call
(863) 983-1448 for more
information.
Foster parents
needed
The Children's Network of
Southwest Florida will be
holding an orientation on
"How to become a foster
parent/adoptive parent on
Thursday, Feb. 22, at the
Department of.Children and
Families, 485 East Cowboy
Way in LaBelle at 6 p.m.
Children's Network of
Southwest Florida serves as
the lead agency to oversee
foster care and adoption
services in Collier, Lee, Char-
lotte, Hendry and Glades
Counties. Children's Network
of Southwest Florida has
partnered with Family Preser-
vation Services, Lutheran
Services Florida, and the
Florida Baptist Children's
Home to recruit more foster
families in our five county
regions. For those interested
in becoming a foster/adop-
tive family, please call 1-800-
89FAMILY.

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Affected jars found locally


Local stores carried
jars thought to be
contaminated

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - With peanut
butter contamination cases of
Salmonella food poisoning being
reported throughout the country,
locals are reporting to have pur-
chased affected jars in Clewiston.


According to the Centers of
Disease Control (CDC) in
Atlanta, Ga., approximately 300
cases of Salmonella Tennessee
have been reported throughout
much of the country since
August. The common factor in
most df these cases was the
consumption of Peter Pan
peanut butter.
Because Great Value peanut
butter is manufactured in the
same Georgia manufacturing
plant, jars of that brand of


peanut butter could also con-
tain the bacteria.
A local woman, after listening
to radio reports of the outbreak,
found at least one of the affected
jars in her home. She came
down with flu-like symptoms but
did not think they were brought
on by Salmonella poisoning.
Her son, who also frequently
eats peanut butter, has not got-
ten sick.
She did not recall where she
purchased the jars from exactly,


Championship celebration: The Clewiston Tigers


INI Naji Tobias
Four of the team's best players gather around together at the celebration held in Belle
Glade on Saturday, Feb. 19, reminiscing on the great year they had this football season.


Alton Edmond, a key contributor to the Clewiston Tigers' state championship game run,
is enjoying the festivities held at Palm Beach Community College on Saturday.


but did say it had to have been a
local grocery store in Clewiston,
one of the two she regularly
shops at. -
A study by the CDC and the
U.S. Food and Drug Administra-
tion revealed that, as of last
week, 39 states reported cases of
the specific Salmonella virus.
While Florida had not reported
many cases of the specific .strain
of bacteria, residents are asked to
check the lid of the jars of peanut
butter for the "2111."


The CDC's OutbreakNet, a
network of health officials that
investigates food-borne illnesses
nationwide, has been monitor-
ing the gradually growing num-
ber of cases of Salmonella-con-
taminated peanut butter.
The organization has linked
two closely related DNA "finger-
print" patterns with the outbreak,
but continues to work to deter-
mine exactly how the virus con-
See Peanut - Page 12


Developers



to build new



housing units


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
MONTURA-A new develop-
ment project is underway for the
construction of new homes in
Montura, which according to
Executive Coordinator of Sales
for Montura Ranch Developers,
LLC, Claudiangela Ramirez "will
be affordable but with above-
standard materials."
For the last few months,
members of the development
team of-Montura Ranch Devel-
oper's, LLC have been studying
the needs and economic situa-
tions of the residents in Monlura,
with the help of a long time resi-
dent Cecilia Braunstein, to help
the developers better meet the


communities desires and possi-
bly offer homes at a reasonable
and affordable price range.
The project's general con-
tractor, Carter Construction and
Development Inc., promises to
build single family homes with
top quality materials for families
and others in the area interested
in buying a home.
"We want to keep the cost of
these custom built homes espe-
cially for the essential workforce
professions in education, law
'enforcement, fire protection and
medical," said Hume M. Ren-
nick,. with Montura Ranch
Developers, LLC. "The project is
quite simple and promises to be
See Project - Page 12


Local program



encourages



child literacy

By Ideybis Gonzalez the Clewiston Library, and
Clewiston News many activities planned by Bar-
bara Oeffner, Library Director.
MONTURA - February is The Hendry County Public
Black History month, celebrat- Library system is promoting
ing equality and love, but for reading by inviting children and
the children of Montura, it also their families to a program
means the month of family lit- called "Success in School."
eracy. The program was funded
On Valentines Day, February through the WGBH Education-
14, approximately 13 kids from al Outreach which awarded the
Montura attended a night pro- Clewiston Library - one of 15
gram with their family.- The libraries nationwide, a. $1,000
event included a pizza dinner
and refreshments provided by See Program - Page 12


Two local beauties


Crowned in pageant


New Miss
Latina named

By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - It was a night
full of excitement and suspense
at the John Boy Auditorium as
the audience called out their
favorite contestant.
In a few minutes, they'd see
the new pageant winners would
be crowned.
The fifth annual Miss Latina
and Miss Teen Latina of the
Glades was held Saturday, Feb.
17 in Clewiston to another eager
crowd of cheerleaders and fami-
ly members.
There was no lack of enter-
tainment at the pageant, with a
variety of dances and musical
acts taking the stage to per-
form, including a group of


young pop artists.
Judges sitting at stage side
carefully reviewed the girls as
they came out one by one dur-
ing three segments: including
cultural dress, bathing suit and
evening dress.
The four judges had their
hands full making their minds up
about who should be crowned
this year's pageant winners.
Before the night was over, the
winner of the Miss Latina pag-
eant would be Silvia Flores,
whose parents, Oscar and Silvia
Flores, sponsored her. The win-
ner of the Miss Teen Latina of the
Glades 2007, a separate pageant
held at the same time, was
Samantha Rios, daughter of
Eneyda Rios of Clewiston.
Both girls smiled under the
spotlight and thanked the crowd
and the judges.
Staff writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


INI/Ideybls Gonzalez
The two beauties were crowned at last Saturday's beauty pageant. Miss Teen Latina 2007
was Samantha (Mimi) Rios and Miss Latina 2007 was Silvia Flores, crowned on Feb. 17 at the
John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston.


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Obituaries


Billie Jo
Medlin Boulton
Billie Jo Medlin Boulton, a77,
of Paducah, Ky., died at home on
Tuesday, Feb. 6, surrounded by
her family and caregivers. She
was a member of Heartland
Worship Center and taught Sun-
day, School at Heartland and
Olivet Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Hubert Hurchel
Boulton; three sisters, Mary
Steck, Inez Wilson and Kathleen
Howle; two brothers, Oscar A.
"Bitsy" Medlin and Tanner Bur-
nett. Her parents were Oscar
Phillip Medlin and Annie Mae
Tanner Burnett Medlin.
Mrs. Boulton is survived by
her children, Terry (Betsy) Boul-
ton, Jon, Kevin and Sherry Boul-
ton and Donna Boulton, all of
Paducah, Ky.
In addition, she is survived by
daughter, Diane and Glen
Thomas of Lakeport; 13 grand-
children; 25 great-grandchildren
and one great-great grand-
daughter. She leaves her special
friend David a "Dody" Carlson
and her caregivers and friends,
Ricky and Debbie Smith.
Services and burial was held
for Mrs. Boulton on Friday, Feb.
9, at LaCenter City Cemetery in
LaCenter, Ky. Rev. Johnny Sams
officiated.
Expressions of sympathy may
be sent to Heartland Worship
Center Youth Ministries, 4777
Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah,
Ky. 42001.


James Dale Brown
James Dale Brown, 61, of
Moore Haven, died on Friday, Feb.
9,2007 in Miami.
He was born Sept. 6, 1945 in
Clarksville, Tenn., to James Delmar
Brown and Annis Lee (Paulk)
Brown. James resided in Moore
Haven the past 24 years and
worked as a Boiler Mechanic for
U.S.S.C. at the Clewiston Sugar-
house. He is a former resident of
Clarksville, Tenn.
Survivors include his wife, Deb-
orah.Grace (Piatt) Brown of Moore
Haven; his sons, James D. Brown
Jr. of Crossville, Tenn. and William
Cordell Bandy of Clarksville, Tenn.;
daughters, Jackie Dean Brown of
Crossville, Tenn., Jennifer Brown
Hazlett of Clarksville, Tenn. and
Rhonda Ann Bandy of Memphis,
Tenn.; a brother, Bobby James
Brown of Russellville, Ky.; twelve
grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held
at a later date.
Cremation arrangements are
under the direction of Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, Clewiston.
Ramon Perez Dorta
Ramon Perez Dorta, 70, of
Moore Haven, died on Saturday,
Feb. 17, 2007 in Moore Haven, He
was born Aug. 31, 1936 in Havana,
Cuba, the son of the late Porfirio
Rodriguez and the late Barbara
Perez Dorta.
He was preceded in death by his
wife: Rafaela Maria Perez Roque
and daughter, Omadia Perez.
Survivors include his wife, Mary
(Michalko) Perez of Moore Haven;
four sons, Jose Ramon Perez of


Fort White and Andres Perez, Por-
firio Perez and Oreste Perez, all of
Montura; three daughters, Sara
Perez and Orquidia Littles, both of
Montura and Amarilis Madrigial of
Clewiston; three brothers, Eladio
Perez, Sirilo Perez and Lile Perez, all
of Cuba; grandchildren, Doday,
Mabay and Yabay Mareza, Isis, Luis,
Bernadette, Jesica, Christina ,Jose
and Natasha Perez, Yasleni Mirabal,
James Littles, Esmeralda and Jas-
mine Perez, Hector and Alexandro
Madrigal; twenty-three step grand-
children and six great-grandchil-
dren. Funeral services will be held
Thursday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston.
Interment will follow at Ridgelawn
Cemetery, Clewiston.
Visitation was held Wednesday
from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home in Clewiston.
All arrangements are under the
direction of Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, Clewiston.
Richard E Farner
Richard F. Farner, 75, of Clewis-
ton, died on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007
in Clewiston.
He was born Apr. 21, 1931 in
Niles, Mich. to Kenneth and Hazel
(Welch) Farner. He was a former
resident of Rockville, Ind. He
worked for USSC in Clewiston as a
Railroad Engineer.
He was preceded in death by his
daughter, Shari.
Survivors include his wife, Bar-
bara Marie (Malek) Farner; four
sons, Richard Kenneth Farner of Illi-
nois, John Kenneth Farner of
Clewiston and Tommy Farner of Illi-
nois; two daughters, Crystal Bea-
man of Michigan and Melody Elms
of Illinois; his mother, Hazel


(Welch) Farner of Clewiston and
step mother, Faye Farner of Indiana;
two brothers, Steve Farner and
Gary Hussman, both of Indiana;
grandsons, Ricky, Jason, David and
Jon David; granddaughters,
Rachel, Kelli, Cassandra, Tricia,
Dawn and Heather and great-
grandson, Keyton.
All cremation Arrangements
were under the direction of Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.
Harris Albert
Weisse, M.D.
Harris Albert Weisse, M.D., 86,
died Feb. 2, 2007 in Turkey Creek,
Ortona. A 27-year resident of
Ortona, he grew up near Eagle
River, Wis.
After gradu-
ation from
George Wash-
ington Medical
School in 1944,
he married a
short time
before being
sent to the
Philippines Harris Albert
and China as a HarrsA, ..
U.S. Navy med- Weisse, M.D.
ical officer. In 1946, he co-found-
ed the Plymouth Clinic in Ply-
mouth, Wis. He was specialized
in abdominal surgery.
A hunter, an avid fisherman
and one-time guide, sailing enthu-
siast and traveler, Dr. Weiss spent
his retirement in nature, never far
from the many friends that he
loved so much.
Having lost his wife Elinor two
years ago, he is survived by his son,
Dan of Denver, Col.; his daughter
Barbara of Martinique, and two
grandchildren.


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CREW names new


board members


CLEWISTON - CREW, Inc
announces installation of new
board members. Pastor Angel
Ramos of Community Presbyterian
Church will continue to serve as
President of the Board of Directors
for CREW. David McClusky, from
Hendry Regional Hospital contin-
ues as Vice President. Scott Jones
from Johnson-Prewitt has
assumed duties of Treasurer. Erica
Villafuerte from Glades County
SHIP assumes duties of Secretary.
Pastor Thom Street remains as
Glades county representative.
CREW thanks IVA Pittman of the
City of Clewiston and Pastor John
Hicks of First United Methodist
Church for their service as Secre-
tary and Treasurer. Both were
instrumental in the creation of
CREW and have made us the suc-
cessful organization we are today.
CREW continues to make
strides in helping out Hurricane
Wilma victims and is working
closely with FEMA and local gov-
ernments to help the 154 families
still living in FEMA trailers from
Wilma in our two counties. In addi-
tion CREW is still finding ways to
help the 100 additional Wilma vic-
tims in our counties that are not in
FEMA trailers but still need help. To
date, we have helped or found
other agencies to help over 340
families from Wilma. We are still
exploring funding and referral pos-
sibilities for victims of other disas-


ters such as Tropical Storm Ernesto
and local fires.
CREW has obtained 501(c)(3)
status and is anxious to expand its
ability to serve residents in'
Hendry and Glades counties.
Thanks to United Way of Lee,
Hendry and Glades County as
well as numerous faith based
agencies for funding to accom-
plish what they have to date.
CREW is working with Volun-
teer Florida Foundation and the
.Florida Disaster Recovery Fund to
help residents recover and
strengthen and mitigate their
homes from future storms.
CREW continues to recruit local
and out of state volunteers. In Janu-
ary they hosted 62 volunteers with
a total of 1786 hours repairing
Wilma damaged homes. This will
be surpassed in February and
March as well.
For more information on these
events, you can also call me at
(863) 983-2390 or (863) 233-3126.




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Letters to the Editor


Sugar pollution
I'm calling about pollution from
the sugar industry. I was in Clewis-
ton for two years. In these two
years after being subjected to the
sugar industries, I have developed
bronchitis and the beginnings of
emphysema, I and my family doc-
tor attribute these maladies to the
constant presence of ash, soot and
other byproducts of the sugar refin-
ery located here. To give an exam-
ple as to what I'm referring to, I
would like to point out that every-
day I find it necessary to hose down
my area, house, vehicle, driveway,
etc. to remove the pollutants from
my immediate surroundings. I do it
for many reasons. Most important-
ly, I don't want the soot being


trapped in more of my home that
has already been damaged.
The obvious pollution problems
were highly regulated. We've been
going here as business as usual. It
has to be more carefully regulated
or stopped entirely. Think of all the
young people being exposed to
these wild byproducts. I have
learned that Clewiston has inordi-
nately high instance of respiratory
problems. I have no scientific data
to corroborate this. Isn't it time to
hold the sugar industry account-
able for this black smog? Clewiston
is growing, it is becoming a desir-
able place to be. Let's not let sugar
ruin this.
Mr.Johnson
Flaghole


Local realtor earns


broker cer tification


CLEWISTON - Luan B. Walk-
er, licensed Real Estate
Broker/Owner of Sugar Realty, has
earned the prestigious designation
of Certified Real
Estate Broker-
age Manager, or

industry wide
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of success for
Real Estate Bro-
kers and Man-
agers. The CRB Luan B.
designation is Walker
one of the old-W
est and most respected designa-
tions offered in real estate business
management. The CRB communi-
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worldwide. Brokers earning this
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South Gloria Street, from 4 to 5
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Since opening Sugar Realty in
1999, Ms. Walker has joined the
Realtor Association of Greater Ft.
Myers and the Beach, Inc., the
National Association of Realtors,
and the Florida Association of Real-
tors. Her many accomplishments
also include contributing back to
our local community such as the
American Cancer Society's Relay
for Life, and Clewiston's City Clean-
up. Her past sponsorships include:
the Miss Sugar Pageant, Miss Lati-
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Hendry County Fair, and our local
schools as well as their Athletic
Departments. Ms. Walker's past
accomplishments also include past
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Glades area is tired of being singled out


By Robert E. Coker
David Guest's Jan. 22 com-
mentary in the Sun-Sentinel
applauded a federal court ruling
that essentially outlawed the
cleanest 3 percent of the water
going into Lake Okeechobee
while ignoring the worst 97 per-
cent. Until environmental
groups let go of their obsession
with sugar farmers and start
attacking the major pollution
problems north of the lake,
everything downstream will
continue to suffer.
The Clean Water Act was never
intended to usurp a state's
responsibility for moving water.
Apparently Guest knows better
than to suggest that the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict not operate the pumps that


move water from the heavily pop-
ulated urban areas to the bays,
rivers and coastal estuaries. No,
he attacks only the farming area
south of Lake Okeechobee.
Not only is the water south of
the lake some of the cleanest
water in the entire system, but the
farming areas south of the lake
account for less than 3 percent of
the water that goes into Lake
Okeechobee. Water is back-
pumped from the rural communi-
ties of Belle Glade, South Bay and
Clewiston only when excessive
rainfall would otherwise' flood
these farming communities.
Stopping the ability to oper-
ate these pumps will cause these
communities to be under water
every year. People in the Glades
are growing weary of being sin-


gled out and treated differently
from every other area in the sys-
tem.
Ninety-seven percent of the
pollution and the water flow into
Lake Okeechobee comes from
the northern half of the water-
shed, draining developments
from Orlando south. This water
is responsible for damaging
both the lake and the coastal
estuaries, yet no one is throwing
the Clean Water Act around to
stop this water, or to demand
that it be. cleaned before enter-
ing the lake. Instead, precious
time and tax dollars are wasted
on much lesser issues.
Everyone in South Florida
lives in a man-made drainage
system that we all recognize is
not perfect. There are more than


3,000 various structures around
the lake that move water so that
people, their homes and their
property throughout the region
do not flood.
Yet, only three of those struc-
tures, conveniently located in the
farming communities, were the
target of this judge's ruling.
The South Florida Sun-Sen-.
tinel, the lake and the people of
South Florida would be better
served by strongly insisting on an
expedited program to restore
Lake Okeechobee, rather than
wasting time and money harass-
ing sugar farmers and flooding
the Glades communities.

Editor's note: Robert E. Coker
is U.S. Sugar's senior vice presi-
dent for public affairs.


Community News


VFWPost 4185
to hold benefit
The Ladies Auxiliary, with the
help of the Post and Men's Auxiliary
members will host a benefit bar-
beque dinner for Manager of KOA
Kampground in Clewiston, Mary
Wilson. The benefit will be held on
Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at I
p.m. at the VFW Post Hall, 501 S.
Francisco Street. Dinners will
include: Barbeque chicken, baked
beans, cole slaw and roll, all for
only $8. Refreshments and desserts
will also be available. Tickets for
the benefit dinner will be sold at the
door or can be purchased at the
VFW Post Canteen, KOA Kamp-
ground and R&R Steak House.
Come out and help us support this
worthwhile cause.
Memory
Mobile to visit
Please join us at Palm Terrace of
Clewiston as we host the
Alzheimer's Association Memory
Mobile on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from
noon until 3 p.m. at Palm Terrace of
Clewiston, 301 S. Gloria Street.
Memory screening information on
memory disorders will be avail-
able. Light refreshments will be
served and door prizes will be
given out. For more information,
Please call (863) 983-5123
Ms. Senior
pageant set
The Ms. Senior Hendry County
Pageant will be held Thursday,
March 22, at the fairground's enter-
tainment pavilion. We encourage
all women ages 60 and up to come
out and show these young ladies
what you have. Contestants will be
judged on casual wear and also on
evening gown/church dress.
The deadline for the pageant is
March 1. All entries must be turned
in at the fair office March 1,
between 7 and 8 a.m. You can pick
up applications at the Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce. For more
information, call (863) 983-7689,
after 6 p.m., (863) 228-2958.
Archaeological
sites sought
Kara Bridgman Sweeney of the
Florida Public Archaeology Net-
work is interested in meeting with
people to record or learn about
sites in our area. Do you know of a
shell mound, a canal, or an old still
around here, or of a place where
artifacts have been seen or collect-
ed? Contact Kara with any informa-
tion! Also, she is available to pres-
ent educational programs or
lectures about archaeology to your
community or social group any-
time!
P.O. Box 608 (7450 Pineland
Rd.)
Pineland, FL 33945
Phone: (239) 283-2062
FAX: (239) 283-2080
Email: karabsweeney@com-
cast.net
RRC website:
www.flmnh.ufl.edu/rrc/index.htm
FPAN/Southwest Florida web-
site: http://www.flpublicarchaeolo-


gy.org/pineland.cfm
Black and Gold
Jubilee Parade set
The Black and Gold Jubilee
Parade will be held on April 21,
beginning at 10 a.m. on the corner
of Avenue L and Main Street. Line
up begins at 8:30 a.m. To enter,
please contact Kay Hickson ay
(561) 996-2298. Parade entry forms
are also available at the Belle Glade
Chamber of Commerce. No entry
fees but trophy winners are
announced. Come join the fun,
then the activities at the BG Marina
and the fireworks at dark. Bring
your chair and grab a great spot.
Music, twirlers and floats will help
to celebrate the Glades.
Seminole reenactment
festival planned
Seminole Tribe of Florida will
present a reenactment of the Sec-
ond Seminole War at the Big
Cypress Shootout at Billie Swamp
Safari located between Fort Laud-
erdale and Naples, on the Big
Cypress Reservation. Friday, Feb.
23, through Sunday, Feb. 27. For
more information, contact Cindy
Malin at (954)966-6300, ext. 1488
or cmalin@semtribe.com.
Miss Black'
Harlem Pageant
The Women's 'Traveler's Club,
along with Mt. Calvary M.B.
Church, is sponsoring the 31st Miss
Black Harlem Pageant and Black
History program on Friday, Feb. 23.
The pageant is open to any teenage
girl or male of good conduct.
For more information, contact
Mrs. Emma Dikon (863) 805-0093
or Mrs. Percillia Brown at (863)
983-4919.
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deadline for entrants to submit
photos is Friday, March 23, at 5 p.m.
The entrant must be the photogra-
pher; must have been taken in the
counties surrounding Lake Okee-


chobee (Palm Beach, Hendry,
Glades, Okeechobee and Martin
Counties) and photo must have
been taken in either 2006 or 2007.
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tact Karen Corbin at (561) 996-
6851 or Sara Phillips (Belle Glade
Chamber of Commerce at (561)
996-2745.
Pahokee High
plans'82 reunion
It.is time to prepare for the grad-
uating class of 1982 to celebrate! All
classmates from the graduating
class of 1982 can contact Lawanda
Harris as soon as possible at (561)
924-7381.
Apply now for
Homestead Exemption
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry Coun-
ty Property Appraiser, announces
that Property owners who .have
established a new residence in
Hendry County, or have changed
ownership in any manner must
make a new application and quali-
fy for the $25,000 Homestead
Exemption. You may file now for
the 2007 tax year. The deadline for
filing homestead is March 1.
Should you have any questions, or
need additional information, visit
their- website at
www.hendryprop.org or please
feel free to call the LaBelle office at
(863)-675-5270 or the Clewiston
office at (863)-983-3178. The hours
for both offices are 8:30 a.m. to 5
p.m., Monday through Friday.
Ag business
deadline nears
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry Coun-
ty Property Appraiser, announces
that the deadline for the Agriculture
Classification is fast approaching.
Do You Have a Commercial Ag
Business?
Agricultural Classifications are
not transferable.
New owners of agricultural
lands must apply in order to receive
an agricultural classification
If the status of the land changes
in any way, it is the responsibility of
the taxpayer to notify our office.
The absolute deadline for filing
an application is March 1. Please
note, new guidelines have been
adopted for the upcoming 2007 tax
year. If you have any questions or
concerns regarding Agricultural
Classification please feel free to
contact our office at (863)-675-
5270 or, visit our web site at
www.hendryprop.org.


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Scout meetings
announced
Pack 667 meets every Thurs-
day evening from 7 until 8 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church
on. West Arcade Avenue across
from Woodworks Park. New
Scouts and returning Scouts are
always welcome.
Personal Property
Returns mailed
Your Property Appraiser,
Kristina A. Kulpa, wants you to
know that Tangible Personal
Property Returns (DR405) have
� been mailed out for 2007 for all
Businesses in Hendry County. If
your business has changed in
statues it is important that our
offices be notified before the fil-
ing deadline of April 1, 2007. If
your mailing address, business
name, physical location has
changed it is important that we
be notified to avoid correspon-
dence being sent to an erroneous
site. It is also important that we
update our records so that your
account isn't penalized up to 25
percent for not filing.
If you need further time to file
your return, an extension request
needs to be submitted before
March 19. If you did not receive a
DR-105 return and are currently in
business please come to our
offices to request one or at your
accountant's office.
If you are an exempt organiza-
tion you are also required to file.
Your reported value helps show
our county's growth. Any further
assistance concerning your Tan-
gible Personal Property, please
call our Tangible Property Depart-
ment at (863)-675-5270.
Alzheimer's support
group meets
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.
Lifeguard
training to open
Want to be a lifeguard? Sign
up for Red Cross Lifeguard train-
ing. The first meeting will be held
on March 27, at 5 p.m. at the
Clewiston Youth Center. Ages 16
and up are welcome. The cost is
$150 per person with starting pay
at $9 per hour. Call (863) 983-
1492 to sign up.


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Child Care of Southwest Florida


LABELLE - Child Care of
Southwest Florida, Inc.,
launched a year-long celebra-
tion of its 40th anniversary
recently by announcing that it
has served more than 100,000
children with early childhood
education since the non-profit
agency began in 1967.
Child Care of Southwest Flori-
da, Inc., operates three child
care centers in Hendry and
Glades counties, including Chil-
dren's Garden of LaBelle on
Highway 80 in LaBelle; Glades
County Child Development Cen-
ter on Hendrix Street in Moore
Haven, and Harlem Academy
Day Care Center in Clewiston.
The agency also provides servic-
es in Lee and Collier counties.
"It truly is amazing, the num-
ber of lives we've touched over
the years," said Bill Robinson,
chairman of the board of direc-
tors of Child Care of Southwest
Florida, Inc. "Parents who
received care as children in our
centers are now adults with fam-
ilies of their own."
In addition to providing child
care in its 10 directly-operated
centers, Child Care of Southwest
Florida offers referral services
for families seeking child care,
conducts and coordinates train-
ing for child care workers, and
administers the federal and state
child care subsidy program for
parents who cannot afford child
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"We are very fortunate to
have the Early Learning Coali-
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partner for the past three years.
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icidcLnt, are part o0 a coailirion of cidi/ens who are supporting liorida
Power & I igrc Conpan\ plans to build an Jd.\mlced-rechlnolo. '
p )\\, i pl.int nc .i I ooic Ht aven iIn i l.dcs Coiint[ and a sibs.ra'tion in
Hendry (tCOn 11 ,

The prIlpo-CL-d FPI 1d Cd Powcr Park offc,-r grcar promise to serve
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Hendry cmliie'.

Rev. Elbert AlL-n
Roy \W. Avers
Ellen Beers.
Trey Bennent
Allie H. B;,.
Harold E. Bl.Inlr
Audrey J. h'1i.I rI
Pastor Dwayne F. Bi',. Ii
jamic Bryant
Robert V. Cochran
Everett L. ('n 11.ii1,111
,11 Conley
Jeffiey A. Davis
Debra Davis
Ann Dyess
Ea1rl S. 1., Jir. "

Alison l.ckblad
Pl-'1 ra Ehinaan
Jim I" ,ll . , .I,'
Rosa Epling

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Janice (Groves
(Cherl Eby GuNjahr
john Ilicks
Kenneth Hicks
Ray Holcomnb
',. .hi.. "Woody" Hough
Carol L. Howard
Julia hIuff
Gerald MJill


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Jessica KJl.oc
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Rev. Adolph Lee
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Vigiin i. L. Lewis
D.il t M . I -11.1i
Janet I. iiinremli
Di.u'l T p.'/
Andrew Lozeau
Sam Mallo
D.E. \Xk Cov
Rev, .M\(oii,/ .IKcl .'iiI 'C
Everett t1hoini.
Juan Moran
Sally ,Mng.ln
S,\l.,lw�'\ N ichol,
John O' R.,kc,..Jr.
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Donald Perkin
Donald.I TIimili .I'lii lp,
Rev. Lillie Pi'lc
Doug Pope
Jan Pope
Dcv., W'\mlc McQuaid
Florence R.iholdI
Harry R.iAold
Gaynam R. Rackstraw
Earnest H. Rawls
Edwin E. Rayburn
Velma Rayburn
William H. Roberts


David Romcro
Sara R. Ross
C.il E. Ro-,,
Judy SanJdte,
Beatrice Sands
I.inda \.ir/-n
Joseph Sc ll
B. riba ra Irenei Sli. i n.lia n
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lolnh C.D. Sinoii
DJI ren Smidih
Cindy L. Siore
Daniel R. Tarter
Ruby Tarter
Janet 1lI'or
Courcnc, lTaylor
Paul Tlloml.is
Mark Tlomnip'sto
JoA In1 C. Vallee
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Mickey S. \N1 arson
Mi \ Iw.u ,son
Ronald T. Webb
John \\ elborn
Mat \\'iggin,
Thomas J. \\'ilson
Janice \\ orlc-
Bobbk R. \\'oI lk


For information about the POWER coalition,
please call 863-983-8500.
Paid Advrcriseiient Paid F'or ly' The Glades C ( urty Bconouti Developmllnt Caouncil


Submitted photo
Early childhood education leaders celebrate Child Care of Southwest Florida's 40th birthday
with a cake at the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida meeting. From left to right
are: Sabra Cecil, chairman of the Early Learning Coalition of SWF; Barbara Saunders, exec-
utive director of the Early Learning Coalition of SWF; Rhea B. Mike, executive director of
Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., and Bill Robinson, chairman of the board of directors
of Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.


PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Draft Air Permit No. PSD-FL-333C
Project No. 0510003-037-AC
U.S. Sugar Corporation - Clewiston Sugar Mill and Refinery
Hendry County, Florida
Applicant: The applicant for this project is the U.S. Sugar Corporation. The applicant's authorized representative and mailing address is:
Mr. Neil Smith, Vice President and General Manager of Sugar Processing Operations, U.S. Sugar Corporation, Clewiston Sugar Mill and
Refinery, 111 Ponce DeLeon Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440.
Facility Location: U.S. Sugar Corporation Operates an existing sugar mill and refinery, which is located in Hendry County at the intersection
of W.C. Owens Avenue and State Road 832 in Hendry County, Florida.
Project: Boiler 8 was originally permitted as a major modification in accordance with Rule 62-212.400, EA.C. for the Prevention of Significant
Deterioration (PSD) of Air Quality. Subsequent projects must be reviewed for PSD applicability. The applicant proposes the following revisions
to Permit No. PSD-FL-333 for newly constructed Boiler No. 8: clarification of boiler startup procedures; modification of the biomass in the heat
input and steaming rates. As constructed, this newly designed boiler is actually capable of generating. 15% more steam when firing approximate-
ly 15% more fuel. Although this will result in potential increases in hourly emission rates, annual potential emissions will not increase because
there will be no change in the current limitation oil the annual steam production. Initial startup of Boiler 8 was March of 2005. This unit has not
established normal operations for a two-year period, Pursuant to Rule 62-210.200(11), F.A.C., there will be no increase in annual emissions and
the project is not subject.to PSD preconstruction review.
Because the project results in increased potential maximum short-term emissions, all air quality impact analysis was conducted for carbon
monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter less titan. 10 microns in diameter (PMio), and sulfur dioxide (SO2). For these pollu-
tants, the initial air dispersion modeling analysis predicted ambient concentrations below the applicable PSD significant impact levels for the
closest PSD Class I Area, which is the Everglades National Park. The initial air dispersion modeling analysis also predicted ambient concentra-
tions below tire applicable PSD significant impact levels for the PSD Class 11 Areas in the vicinity of the plant, except for the 24-hour average
SO2 value. Therefore, a refined analysis was conducted for S02, emissions. The subsequent modeling results showed all predicted SO2 emissions
impacts well below the applicable state and federal ambient air quality standards, The following table compares the total maximum impacts pre-
dicted in the area with the corresponding maximum n allowable PSD Class II increments.
Po lltstaut Averaging Totilnt Maximusm Allowable Purcent
'Timee tImpacts (wg-/m ) rncremsint (og/n ) lnc'ratnoit Consumned
Annual 0 20 0%�
SOa 24-hour 9 91 ) %
3-Iour 39 512 8"A%
As shown by (the air quality analyses, emissions from the modified project will not significantly cause or contribute to a violation of any state or
federal ambient air quality standards or PSD) increments.
Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida
Statutes (ES.) and Chapters. 62-4, 62-2 10, air(] 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (FA.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from
air permitting requirements and all air permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Bureau of Air Regulation is tile Permitting
Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project The Permitting Authority's physical address is: 111 South Magnolia
Drive, Suite #4, Tallahassee, Florida. The Permitting Authority's mailing address is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2400. Tire Permitting Authority's telephone number is 850/488-0114.
Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday (except legal holidays), at address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project file includes the Drill
Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application, and the information submitted by the applicant, exclusive of
confidential records under Section 403.111, FS. interested persons may contact the permitting Authority's project review engineer for addi-
tional information at the address or phone number listed above.
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air permit to tile applicant for the project
described above. Tile applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality
and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296, and 62-2437, EA.C. The
Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an
administrative hearing is Mod under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES.. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice results
in a different decision or a significant change of terms or conditions.
Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the Draft Permit for a period of thirty (30) days from the date
of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be post-marked by the close of business (5:00 p.m.), on or before the end of this 30-
day period by the Permitting Authority at the above address. As part of his or her comments, tiny person may also request that the Permitting
Authority hold a public meeting oil this permitting action. If the Permitting Authority determines there is sufficient interest for a public meeting,
it will publish notice of the time, date, and location in (lie Florida. Administrative Weekly and in a newspaper of general circulation in tile area
affected by the permitting action. For additional information, contact the Permitting Authority at the above address or phone number. If written
comments or comments received at a public meeting result in a significant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority will issue a
Revised Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments Filed will be made available for public inspection,
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for ail administrative hearing in
accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120,57, FS. 'File petition must contain tile information set forth below and must be filed with (received
by) the Department's Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of tile Department of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station i135; Tallahassee, Florida 323993000. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under
Suction 120.60(3), ES. must be filed within fourteen (14) days of publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever
Occurs first. Under Section 1 20,60(3), ES., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may file a peti-
tion within fourteen (14) days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date Of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of tile petition to the
applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of tiling. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall
constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES., or to
intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention will be only at the approval of the presiding officer
upon the filing of a motion, in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, FA.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts oil which the Permitting Authority's action is based must contain the following information: (a) The
name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone num-
ber of the petitioner; the name address and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service
purposes during tile course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial rights will be affected by the agency determi-
nation; (c) A statement of how and when the petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed
issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including tile specific
facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of tile agency's proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the
petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; and, (g) A statement of relief sought by the petitioner, stat-
ing precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to tile agency's, proposed action. A petition that does not dispute
the material facts upon which tile Permitting Authority's action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain
the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, EA.C.
Because tile administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Permitting
Authority's final action may be different From tile position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substan-
tial interests; will be affected by any such final decision of the Permitting Authority oil tile application have tile right to petition to become a
party to tile proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth, above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding.


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Arrest Report


Western Palm
Beach County

Belle Glade
* Willie L. Lightburn, 26, of
Southwest Avenue B, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Feb. 13,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with violation of probation -
street violation - grand theft auto
and possession of marijuana -
not more than 20 grams. Booked
per admin order - must make
first appearance.
* Michael Jordan, 22, of Belle
Glade Garden, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Feb. 14, by PBSO and
charged with driving without a
driver's license - never had one
issued. No bond was set.
* Douglas Thompson, 45, of
Southwest Avenue A, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Feb. 14,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with battery. No bond was
set.
* Jose C. Navarro, 29, of
Glades Glenn Drive, Belle Glade,
was arrested-on Feb. 14, by PBSO
on an active warrant charging
him with failure to appear for
felony offense. He was booked
for Hendry County Sheriff's
Office and ordered held without
bond.
* David Lee Bailey, 33, of
Everglades Place, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Feb. 15, by PBSO
and charged with violation of
probation - driving while license
suspended. No bond was set.
* Yves Jupiter, 20, of Vaughn
Circle, Belle Glade, was arrested
on Feb. 15, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with possession of
cocaine; possession of parapher-
nalia, possession of ecstasy and
simple battery. He is being held
without bond.
* Segio Feliz Hernandez, 29,
of Southwest 16th Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Feb. 16,
by PBSO and charged with hit
and run - failure to stop and
remain at a crash scene involving
death and driving while license
suspended - first offense. He is
being held without bond.
* James A. Federick, 24, of 13
Davis Drive, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Feb. 16, by PBSO and
charged with possession of mari-
juana over 20 grams and also
was charged with possession
with intent to sell within .1.000
feet of a church or business. He
was later released on a surety
bond.
* Adrian Derrell Otis, 20, of
Northeast 21st Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Feb. 17,
by PBSO and charged with con-
tributing to the delinquency of a
minor - permitting to gamble;
burglary of a structure or con-
veyance unarmed without per-
sons inside and possession of
burglary tools with intent to use.
He was later released on a surety
bond.


* Precious Denise Douglas,
22, of Southwest Ninth Street,
Belle Glade, was arrested on Feb.
17, by PBSO and charged with
failure to appear for misde-
meanor offense, failure to appear
for trial on Aug. 17, 2006 on
charges of battery, resisting offi-
cer without violence. No bond
was set.
* Linda Darnell Milton, 47, of
Northwest 10th Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Feb. 18,
by PBSO and charged with viola-
tion of probation - criminal mis-
chief - extradite issued on July
14, 2003; driving while license
suspended - second offense. She
is being held without bond.
* Bernell Kenneth Ham-
mond, 22, of Southeast F
Avenue, Belle Glade, was arrest-
ed on Feb. 19, by PBSO on awar-
rant charging him with carrying a
concealed weapon - electric
weapon or device. He was later
released on a cash bond.
* David C. Lane, 21, of South-
west Sixth Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Feb. 19, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
failure to appear for misde-
meanor offense - failure to
appear for arraignment for
domestic battery charges. He is
being held without bond.
e Alberto Polancp, 43, of
Southeast Sixth Drive, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Feb. 20,
by PBSO and charged with pos-
session of cocaine; possession of
narcotics equipment and or use.
He was later released on a surety
bond.
Pahokee
* Jammie Washington, 26, of
Golden Place, Pahokee, was
arrested on Feb. 14, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation - failure to
appear on written promise to
appear - unexecuted summons
- battery. No bond was set.
* Stanquita Russ, 20, of Farm
Place, Pahokee, was arrested on
Feb. 15, by PBSO and charged
with domestic battery. She was
later released to supervised
release program.
* Sharon Kay Joseph, 41, of
Vandergrift Court, Pahokee, was
arrested on Feb. 17, by PBSO
and charged with possession of
cocaine. No bond was set.
* Sherman Weeks, 34, of
Farm Place, Pahokee, was
arrested on Feb. 18, by Lake
Worth Police,,and charged with
cocaine traff"iking .- 28 grams
less than 150kg cocaine or mix-
ture - marijuana - possession of
not more than 20 grams. He was
later released on a surety bond.
* Nathaniel Allen, 22, of Jef-
ferson Avenue, Pahokee, was
arrested on Feb. 19, by PBSO
and charged with possession of
cocaine; possession of cocaine
with intent to sell; possession of
marijuana - not more than 20
grams and resisting officer with-


out violence. He was later
released on a surety bond.
South Bay
* Rodney Wayne Dunning,
33, of Martin Luther King Boule-
vard, South Bay, was arrested on
Feb. 14, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with violation of
probation - tampering with or
fabricating physical evidence
and possession of cocaine. He
was later released on a surety
bond.
* Jermarvious P. Roberts, 18,
of Southwest Ninth Street, South
Bay, was arrested on Feb. 18 by
Riviera Beach Police on a war-
rant charging him with third
degree vehicle theft. He was
later released to supervised
release program.
* Darryl L. Mathis, 22, of
Northwest Third Street, South
Bay, was arrested on Feb. 19, by
PBSO and charged with domes-
tic battery. No bond was set.
Hendry County

Clewiston
* A juvenile from Clewiston,
was arrested Jan. 24, and
charged with damage property-
criminal mischief from $200-
1,000, larceny theft from $300-
5,000 and burglary of a structure
without a person inside. Rolan-
do Gajate of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was the arresting
officer.
* A male juvenile from West
Palm Beach was arrested Feb.
16, and charged with
fleeing/eluding the police. Her-
man Bledsoe of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office was the
arresting officer.
* Jose Martinez Valdez, 24, of
Clewiston, was arrested Feb. 18,
and charged with probation vio-
lation for a felony offense. Tere-
sa Helmlinger of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office was the
arresting officer.
* Jose Carlos Navarro Jr., 29,
of Belle Glade, was arrested on a
warrant Feb. 16, and charged
with failure to appear for a
felony offense. Kelvin Robinson
of the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office was the arresting officer.
* Jazmin Nicole Melendez,
20, of Clewiston, was arrested
Feb. 18, and charged with pos-
session of marijuana with intent
to sell. Nathan Kirk of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.'
* A male juvenile of Clewis-
ton, was arrested Jan. 24, and
charged with damaging proper-
ty-criminal mischief from $200-
1,000, burglary of a structure
unarmed without a person
inside and larceny theft from
$300-$5,000. Rolando Gajate of
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office was the arresting officer.
* Oscar Daniel Villalobos, 19,
of Moore Haven, was arrested
Jan. 24, and charged with dam-


Crime Stoppers


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the fol-
lowing wanted fugitive.
Oscar Bush, 47, of Palm Way,
Belle Glade, is a black male with
black hair and brown eyes. He is 6
feet, 5 inches tall and weighs
approximately 180 pounds. He
has scars on the bridge of his
nose, face, right cheek, right fin-
ger and both arms. He has been


formerly employed as a laborer.
He is wanted on felony sale of
cocaine within 1,000 feet of place
of worship or convenience busi-
ness and failure to appear for
charges of domestic battery; crimi-
nal mischief; battery on a police
officer; battery on an emergency
medical provider; violation of
supervised recognizance.
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Update on national Salmonellosis


outbreak and the state of Florida


LABELLE - The Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
confirms three cases of Salmonel-
la Tennessee in Florida that match
the national salmonellosis out-
break strain. The cases were con-'
firmed in Alachua, Hillsborough
and Pasco Counties.
Individuals should take the
time to check their peanut butter
to determine whether it matches
the peanut butter the FDA has
identified. Peter Pan and Great
Value peanut butters with the
product code number "'2111" on
the lid have been identified as
possibly contaminated with sal-
monella.


Floridians should remain
aware as to any symptoms that
may arise 12-72 hours after infec-
tion. These include diarrhea, fever
and abdominal cramps. As the
CDC is currently recommending,
individuals who have this peanut
butter in their homes and are not
showing any symptoms should
discard the product or return it to
the store of purchase. If you or
someone in your family are show-
ing symptoms, do not discard the
product and consult a physician
to determine if a stool test is nec-
essary. Peanut butter would be
tested only if the stool test comes
back positive and the strain


aging property-criminal mis-
chief, burglary of a dwelling
unarmed no assault or battery,
larceny theft from $300-5,000
and public order crimes-acces-
sory after the fact of first degree
felony. Rolando Gajate of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
* Roberto Aguilar, 40, of
Clewiston, was arrested Feb. 17,
and charged with aggravated
assault with intent to commit a
felony offense. Julio Perez of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
* A juvenile from Clewiston,
was arrested Jan. 24, and
charged with damaging proper-
ty-criminal mischief from $200-
1,000, burglary of structure
unarmed without person inside
and larceny theft from $300-
5,000. Rolando Gajate of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
* Rachel Steiner, 35, of
Clewiston, was arrested Feb. 15,
and charged with probation vio-
lation for a felony offense. Bon-
nie Weaver of the Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office was the
arresting officer.
* Albert Favors, 24, of Clewis-
ton, was arrested Feb. 14, and
charged with burglary of a struc-
ture unarmed without a person
inside and larceny theft from
$300-5,000. Jesus Olvera of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer. Bond
was set:at $20,000 cash/surety.
* Rachel Steiner Saba, 35, of
Clewiston, was arrested Feb. 12,
and charged with driving with a
suspended license. Michael
Stevens of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was the arresting
officer.
Glades County
* Johnny Burns, 20, of
LaBelle, was arrested on Feb. 13,
by Glades County Sheriff's
Deputy Stephen Weikert on an
active warrant for burglary,
grand theft and theft of a
firearm. He was held in custody
with bond set at $25,000.
* Richard Peterson, 42, of
Moore Haven, was arrested on
Feb. 13, by Glades County Sher-
iff's Deputy David Hampton and
charged with domestic battery.
He was held in custody on
$10,000 bond.
* Kenneth Swanson, 24, of
Moore Haven, was arrested on
Feb. 17, by Glades County Sher-
iff's Deputy Jason Griner and
charged with burglary and grand
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CMS teacher makes her musical debut School News in Brief


CLEWISTON - Clewiston Mid-
dle School Teacher, Christina
Stanaland is the singer, songwriter,
guitar player and saxophonist who
drives the honky-tonk blues band
Betsy Badwater & The Hillbilly
Chrome, which will be featured on
a trio of radio shows and several
live venues in the next few weeks.
Her song "Trucker's Anthem" was


broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 18, on
92.9 KIX Country's Top 30 Count-
down with Dave Darrel following a
live interview. Betsy Badwater
songs will also be broadcast
throughout at least the next few
weeks on 98.9 The Breeze and on
the alt-country, Americana & blue-
grass show "Down Home Cookin'
with Larry T" on LIVE365. She will


give a live interview and perform-
ance on 98.9 with Larry Timko on
Saturday, Feb. 24th to promote her
appearance at the Myakka River
Seafood Festival March 3 and 4.
Betsy Badwater schedule of
events:
Saturday, Feb. 24: 98.9 The
Breeze & LIVE365, (Port Char-
lotte): Betsy Badwater live inter-


Suomittea pnoto/uCEs
Spelling Bee winners
Congratulations are in order for the recent winners of Central Elementary School's
spelling bee. From left to right are, Alternate winner, Ankit Patel; third place winner, Jesus
Ramirez; first runner up or second place winner was Jalen Rushing and the winner of the
spelling be was Carlos Alvarez.


Lunch Menu-


Hendry County School lunch
menu for week of Feb. 22-Feb.
28.
Primary
Thursday, Feb. 22 - Chicken
and yellow rice, California blend
vegetables, sliced pears and din-
ner roll.
Friday, Feb. 23 - Manager's
choice
Monday, Feb. 26 - Cheese
pizza, tossed salad, pineapple,


oatmeal raisin cookie.
Tuesday, Feb. 27 - Turkey and
gravy, mashed potatoes, green
beans, peaches, dinner roll
Wednesday, Feb. 28 - Beef a
Roni, tossed salad, diced pears
and wheat roll.
Secondary
Thursday, Feb. 22 - Spaghetti,
tossed salad, mixed fruit, cherry
jello and dinner roll.
Friday, Feb. 23 - Tacos, ham-


burgers, lettuce and tomato,
corn and fruited jello.
Monday, Feb. 26 - Chicken
sandwich, lettuce and tomatoes,
pickles, French fries, mixed fruit.
Tuesday, Feb. 27 -
Beef-a-Roni, California blend
vegetables, pineapple and dinner
roll.
Wednesday, Feb. 28 - Bread-
ed chicken, mashed potatoes,
chicken gravy, green beans, bis-
cuit and banana.


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view and performance on "Down
Home Cookin' with Larry T" to
promote Myakka River Seafood
Festival.
Saturday, March 3 and Sunday,
March 4: Myakka River Seafood
Festival, (Port Charlotte, Florida):
Betsy Badwater & The Hillbilly
Chrome with special guests R.J.
Malloy & Raul Wolf.


School

Happenings


Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary School is
pleased to announce the names of
the following second grade stu-
dents who earned a place on the
honor roll for the second grading
period of the 2006-2007 school
year.
The following students earned
all'As":
Issabella Allen, Rebeca Ben-
itez, Ashley Daniels, Guadalupe
Duran-Almaras, Xavier Mederos-
Crespo, Lewis Medina, Alexxan-
dria Pate, Martin Perez and Thaila
Valdes.
Earning all A's and 'B's were:
Hayley Acevedo, David Adams,
Kelsey Allison, Savana Beckett,
Bradly Bellew, Anthonly Calderon,
Mytavious Carrigan, Brittany Fun-
derburk, Shannon Garrett,
Leonardo Leiva, Guadalupe Leon,
Jhzzmyn Lumpkin, Catherine Mar-
tinez, La,Shanay Moore, Kariha
Muino, Jose Orozco, Daniel Perez,
Tammy Perez, Jose Quinones,
Nathalie Sanchez, Krystal Trevino,
Amanda Vazquez
Congratulations to all of West-
side Elementary's Honor Stu-
dents!
Central
Elementary News
Second Quarter Honor Roll'
Congratulations to all the stu-
dents who achieved Honor Roll
status for the second quarter! Cen-
tral Elementary held an Honor
Roll Assembly recently, to recog-
nize those students from grades K
to 5 who achieved Honor Roll.
Congratulations again to the stu-
dents and keep up the good work!
Movie Night
On Friday, Jan. 26, Central held
a fun Movie Night, with over 100
people in attendance. The stu-
dents and their families enjoyed
popcorn, sno-cones, and refresh-
ments, while watching the excit-
ing movie "Ice Age: The Melt-
down." A big "thank you" to. all
the second grade teachers who
organized the event: Miss Butler,
Mr. Cammann, Mrs. Gooch, Mr.
Mountain, Miss Thebolt, and Miss
Walendzik. Also, "thank you" to
all the other teachers and staff
who helped out during the event.
Looking forward to the next
Movie Night on Friday, March 30th
for our next movie: "Happy Feet"!
FCAT:
Good luck to all students on
the upcoming FCAT!! From Feb
26, through March 8, will be 3rd,
4th, 5th Grade FCAT testing.


CMS to conduct FCAT
FCAT Reading, Math, Science
and the NRT will be given begin-
ning on Monday, Feb. 26 through
Friday, March 9, to all grades at
Clewiston Middle School. We
encourage you to make sure
your child is in attendance during
testing days.
Attendance is very important
during this time. We also encour-
age you to be sure that your child
eats a good breakfast before com-
ing to school. Research shows
that students who eat breakfast in
the morning perform better in
school than those who do not.
CMS administration offers a
word of caution - the State
Department of Education has stat-
ed that having any electronic
device (cell phone, IPOD, MP3,
etc.) on during testing could be
cause for invalidation of the stu-
dent's test. Please discuss this with
your child and caution him/her
regarding this.
Administration and faculty at
CMS would like every student to
do the best possible on the test-
ing. With help from parents and
student effort, we can see great
success!
CMS to hold
SAC meeting
Clewiston Middle School will
hold a meeting of the School Advi-
sory Council on Monday, March
12, in the Conference Room in the
Administration Building. All inter-
ested are invited and encouraged
to attend. This committee meets
monthly and is involved in School
Improvement. Please'call (863)
983-1530 for more information.
La prbxima reunibn del Conse-
jo Escolar sera el Lunes 12 de
Marzo alas 5:15 pm en el Salbn de
Conferencias del Edificio de la
Direccibn. Todos interesados son
bienvenidos para asistir.
FBLA plans car wash
and bake sale
The Future Business Leaders of
America (FBLA) at Clewiston Mid-
dle School will be having a Car
Wash and Bake Sale in the front of
the school on March 3. It will
begin at 8 a.m. Donations will be
greatly appreciated.
Free Tutoring
available
If your child atteFds, Eastside
Elementary, Westsiq elementary,
Central Elementary or Clewiston
middle School, he or she may be
eligible for free after-school tutor-
ing. For more information, call
(863) 674-4108.
Scholarship
applicants wanted
If you know of a young person
pursuing a college degree with the
goal of working in Florida's fruit
and vegetable industry, please let
that student know about the Syn-
genta Crop Protection Scholar-
ship. The $1,000 scholarship will
be awarded at FFVNs 63rd Annual
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Literacy program
open to all
The Clewiston Library, in con-
junction with the Harlem Library,
has completed training volunteers
to serve as tutors to local adults
who need assistance in reading
and writing literacy. Trainers from
Palm Beach County presented
two intensive training workshops
in order to certify these volunteers.
These services are offered to
adults 18 and over who recognize
the need to read and write with
more proficiency. The sessions are
free to participants and the hours
are flexible, scheduled around the
needs of the individuals who sign
up for the program. Each person
will be assessed by the program
director and paired with a certified
tutor. In an effort to meet the
needs of the community, the ses-
sions will take place at the Clewis-
ton Library, as well as in Harlem.
For additional information, please
drop by the Clewiston Library or
the Harlem Library for an applica-
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Clewiston Library, (863) 983-1493
or at home at (863) 983-1365. The
paperwork is also available from
Barbara Oeffner, Clewiston
Library Director (863) 983-1947 or
Florida Thomas, Harlem Library
Director (863) 902-3322.
Youth program
accepting applications
TechBride Youth training serv-
ices a program that is dedicated to
enhancing the employability and
work readiness skills of out of
school youth between the ages of
16 and 21, living in the
Hendry/Glades area, is presently
accepting applications for enroll-
ment and is ready to assist young
adults who are ready to start on
the road to success. In association
with the Clewiston Adult School
and the Clewiston Career and
Development Services Center, we
offer students the opportunity to
obtain their GED as well as con-
duct job searches and assistance
with continuance of their educa-
tional goals. For more information
contact Patrick Coleman at (863)
983-1300 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Monday-Friday.
H.E.R.E. meetings
planned
The Cle%%iston Home School
Group, H.E.R.E., holds their regu-
lar. meetings every first Thursday
of each month at the Youth Center
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please
bring a sack lunch, something
interesting to share, and join us if
you home school or are thinking
of home schooling. The parent-
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the third Monday of each month at
various homes. We discuss educa-
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Local entertainer to display talents at PBCC


Playwright empowers
women to 'Meet the
Perfect Man'
By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
BELLE GLADE - On March 2,
KWAR Productions will sponsor a
play entitled "Meet the Perfect
Man" at Palm Beach Community
College, featuring a local actress,
writer and producer.
Brenda Hickman plays a major
role in the production, as she is a
supporting actor in the play. Ms.
Hickman also wrote and produced
for the production.
Ms. Hickman has wanted to be
an actor since childhood. When
she was growing up, she said that
those who knew often saw her as


Submitted photo
Playwright Brenda Hickman
is gearing up for her produc-
tion entitled "Meet the Perfect
Man." She hopes it turns out
to be a success on March 2.


an entertainer.
Ms. Hickman said that watching
movies inspired her to become an
actor.
When she was at Glades Cen-
tral High School, she applied for an
opportunity to go to a performing
arts school in New York. She was
accepted to attend the performing
arts school, but her life took a
detour, she wouldn't say exactly
what that was.
Ms. Hickman stayed at Glades
Central High School, where she
graduated in 1988.
After school, Ms. Hickman went
through various agents and film


producers, who turned her down
during casting calls, only to be
directed to modeling.
"I did dream of modeling at one
point, but acting is my deepest pas-
sion," said Ms. Hickman.
She never gave up her drive to
be in the acting industry. Now, Ms.
Hickman is involved in playwriting,
editing, producing and acting.
"The talent and creativity that
God gave me got me where I am at
today," said Ms. Hickman.
Ms. Hickman said that she sees
this production as a stepping stone
for performing arts in the Glades
area.


One of her dreams is opening a
performing arts school in the
Glades.
"I hope to someday bring Holly-
wood to the Glades," said Ms. Hick-
man. "I want to open doors for
other aspiring entertainers here in
the Glades."
Ms. Hickman is the wife of
Pahokee Deliverance Christian
Center pastor Willie Hickman, Jr.
They have four children: Ken-
neshia, 20, Willie III, 16, Artiona, 13
and Rakiara, 12.
One of their children, Ken-
neshia, is the main character in the
production. Kenneshia plays Carla,


Waiting for lunch
The Eagle Academy folks are some of many people waiting in line for some lunch during
the championship celebration, which included chicken, ribs, baked beans and more.


a woman who meets a minister
named Pastor James.
Carla thinks that Pastor James is
the perfect man for her. Carla does-
n't know, however, that James has
skeletons in his closet.
Ms. Hickman hopes the com-


munity will support the play.
For more information, please
call Brenda Hickman at 561-914-
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By Gene McAvoy
Extension Horticulture Agent
Although February is a lot like
January to the casual observer,
mostly cool and dry, the subtle
changes marking the annual
rotation of the seasons are
becoming more apparent.
Although the mercury may
obscure the reality - warmer
weather is really right around
the corner.
Mother Nature being more
attuned to seasonal change is
well aware of this fact. Flocks of
swallows which moved south
through our area in December
are now back and on their way
north. Robins are bunching up
in large flocks and feasting on
the bright red berries of Brazilian
pepper while waiting for the
weather to break up north.
Along the roadsides and
ditches, the dainty little lavender
flowers of the blue toadflax pro-
vide a brush of color to contrast
with the dry brown grasses.
Cypress, oaks, and willows are
all flowering now while the red
maple has already finished and
preparing to send its scarlet
winged seeds spiraling to earth.
The quickening rhythm of life
at this time of year is also a clear
signal to gardeners of several
chores which should be accom-
plished in the coming weeks.
There are several garden tasks
that should be performed in Feb-
ruary that will help set the stage
for success in the landscape over
the coming year.


Hendry
County
Garden
Just as Mother Nature is
beginning to respond to subtle
changes in temperature and day
length; so are the cultivated
plants and weeds in the land-
scape. Over the next few weeks,
many trees and shrubs will
begin to respond to these chang-
ing conditions with the first of
several flushes of growth which
we will see over the course of
the year. To help get plantings off
to a good start, it is important
that they are provided with ade-
quate nutrition to support the
new growth. February is the per-
fect time to fertilize your trees,
palms, shrubs, vining plants and
lawns.
A general fertilization pro-
gram for most perennial plant-
ings includes three applications
of fertilizer per year. These appli-
cations should normally be
done in February-March, May-
June and September-October to
coincide with and support peri-
odic flushes of new growth. Fer-
tilization is best conducted on
the basis of a soil test. In the
absence of a soil test, a com-
plete fertilizer will provide good
results in most instances. Feel
free to contact the Hendry Coun-
ty Extension office for more spe-
cific fertilizer recommendations


or assistance with soil testing.
While lawns and lawn care
may be far from many peoples
minds at this moment, a timely
application of pre emergent her-
bicide in early to mid February
will help prevent the emergence
of many annual grassy weeds,
whose seeds are anxiously
awaiting a break in the weather.
For best results, this should be
followed up with a second appli-
cation in 8 - 9 weeks after the
first. Be sure to choose the prop-
er herbicide for your situation.
This will be governed by the type
of turf and type of weeds to be
controlled.
February is typically quite dry
- be sure to irrigate as needed to
maintain plantings in top shape.
Judicious use of mulch can help
conserve moisture and reduce
irrigation requirements.
As we approach the middle
to the end of February, most
trees and shrubs can be safely
pruned if they require training or
reshaping to keep them in
bounds. Be sure to wait on prun-
ing spring flowering specimens
until after they bloom or you will
risk seriously reducing this sea-
son's floral display. Most peren-
nials can be safely divided and
reset in February.
This is the last month that the
planting calendar is wide open for
most vegetables and flowering
annuals in our area. Be sure to
use transplants as seeded plants
will be hampered by hot weather
before reaching maturity. Febru-
ary is a good time for planting


watermelons. Other vegetables
that can be planted this month
include beans, beets, broccoli,
cabbage, cantaloupe, collards,
cucumbers, eggplants, leaf let-
tuce, mustard, peppers, squash,
Swiss chard, and tomatoes.
Flowering annuals that can
be planted this month include
baby's breath, bachelor buttons,
balsam, calendulas, carnations,
cosmos, cockscomb, daisies,
forget-me-nots, gaillardia, holly-
hocks, impatiens, lobelias,
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 lily, cal-
adiums, crinum daylilies gladio-
lus, iris, and zephryanthes.
Insect and disease pressure
will increase with the return of
warmer weather so be sure to
monitor your plantings on a
weekly basis and practice an
integrated pest management
program. Good luck and good
gardening.
Gene McAvoy is the horticul-
ture agent with the Hendry
County 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 Exten-
sion Office at 1085tt Blvd.,
LaBelle. Office hours are from 8
a.m.-5 p.m.


Seminole War reenactment displays


Seminole Tribe of Florida will
present reenactments of the Sec-
ond Seminole War at the Big
Cypress Shootout at Billie
Swamp Safari located between
Fort Lauderdale and Naples, on
the Big Cypress Reservation just
north of 1-75 (Alligator Alley)
Exit 49.
The battle reenactments
honor the Seminole's struggle
and sacrifice to remain in their
homeland and will feature
authentic weapons, soldier and
warrior attire and tactics typical
of the Second Seminole War.
The three-day event will also


include time period encamp-
ments, alligator wrestling, snake
presentations, music, food, arts
and crafts, storytelling and Semi-
nole and pioneer artisans. "Peri-
od settlers" from around the
country will hew wood, iron and
silver crafts and depict trading
techniques from the Seminole
war era.
Musical guests include: Oke-
fenokee Joe, Benjamin Dehart
(The Cracker Tenor) and Cow-
bone.
The reenactments will take
place Friday, Feb. 23, through
Sunday, Feb. 25


Gates open on Friday from 11
a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Satur-
day and Sunday from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m.
Battle reenactments will take
place at 2 p.m. on Saturday and
Sunday.
Billie Swamp Safari is located
between Fort Lauderdale and
Naples, on the Big Cypress
Reservation just north of 1-75
(Alligator Alley) Exit 49.
In the 1800s, a total of three
wars were fought by the U.S.
military against the Seminoles.
These campaigns were the
longest, costliest, and bloodiest


of all the Indian wars. Although
many Seminoles were killed or
removed to present-day Okla-
homa, they were never defeated,
and to this day, 3,000 Seminoles
are known as "The Uncon-
quered" Seminole Tribe of Flori-
da.
The cost for tickets is $7
adults and just $5 for children
(Cash only, please)
For more information on the
events or on the Seminole tribe,
please call 1-800-GO-SAFARI, or
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Free finance and
housing advice
Free finance and housing assis-
tance information is available to
assist the citizens of the communi-
ty in getting practical and helpful
information on Credit Restoration,
How to raise your CREDIT SCORE,
Shopping for the right Mortgage,
Minority Grants, Grant Writing,
Housing Assistance Programs,
Free Credit Report *first time
homebuyers. Spanish translation
is available. For more information,
please contact CW Baxter (863)
983-6554 or Teresa Sanders (863)
233-1350.
Guardian Ad Litem
volunteers needed
Are you flexible, open-minded
and interested in advocating for a
child? Only 60 percent of Lee, Col-
lier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry
County children taken from their
homes due to allegations of abuse
or neglect have a volunteer
Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to pro-
tect their interests. A GAL volun-
teer has the opportunity to be a
champion for an abused, neglect-
ed or abandoned child in court
and within the community,
strongly supported by program
staff. For information, to apply, or
to ask how your business or
organization can help, call Jackie
at (239) 533-1425 or (866) 341-
IGAL.
The next Guardian Ad Litem
training class starts in Fort Myers
on Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18). In
addition to 28 hours of classroom
instruction, volunteers must put in
two hours of courtroom observa-
tion.
Volunteer position
available
A volunteer position available
as a Court appointed Juvenile
Arbitrator for the Twentieth Circuit
in LaBelle. The court is responsi-
ble for imposing sanctions on first
time juvenile offenders. If interest-
ed, please call (239) 458-7088.
Diabetes education
classes offered
Free Diabetes Education class-
es are being offered at Hendry
Regional Medical Center. Call Toni
at (863) 983-1123 for more infor-
mation.


Stop the
violence services
The Hendry and Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and sex-
ual violence and victim safety by
providing services, referrals and
education relating to the affects of
domestic/sexual violence in our
community. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in the
council or for information about
meeting dates and times, please call
Abuse Council and Treatment,
Inc.'s Rural Extension (REACT):
(863) 674-1811, 8:30 a.m. until 5
p.m. to speakwith an advocate.
CREW seeks donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) of
Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking donations of building
materials and supplies, including
lumber, nails and drywall, to assist
residents with repairs and contin-
ued clean up efforts in the after-
math of Hurricane Wilma.
Donations, including monetary
contributions, are tax deductible.
For more information, come by
our office at 121 Central Avenue
rear entrance or email CREW-
headquarters@aol.com or phone
(863) 983-2390.
New times set for
AAmeetings
Alcoholic Anonymous meetings
are now held at Community Pres-
byterian Church, 417 Royal Palm
Avenue, on Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m.
as well as Fridays and Saturdays
from 7-8 p.m. Meetings also take
place on Thursdays at the Palm Ter-
race Nursing Home, 301 S. Gloria
Street, from 4-5 p.m. Meetings also
take place on Mondays and Thurs-
days at 7 p.m. at Clewiston Gospel
Ministries Church, 5 miles south on
Flaghole Road.
Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regular
basis at the Moore Haven, Clewis-
ton, and LaBelle sites between the
hours of noon until 2:30 p.m. You
can contact Tera or Linda at the
Center for Independent Living at
(941) 766-8333 in Charlotte County
to find out the days that they will be
available in those areas.


A proud team
Five members of the Clewiston Tigers football team enjoy
onship Celebration in Belle Glade over the weekend.


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a fast, easy, and least expensive
way to build a home," in the Mon-
tura area, he said.
The organization is currently
working in drumming up interest in
its properties, which serve to meet
a population of the community that
is now struggling to find good hous-


ing options. For many who current-
ly commute to work in the Clewis-
ton area, the housing may just be
the thing they're looking for.
The price of the homes will
range from $139,500 to $254,900
depending on whether the lots are
purchased with or without lots.
"The homes will take no longer
than six months from beginning to
the end," said Rennick. "We will
also help the client with all the
financing from start to finish


Ladies Auxiliary host
Wednesday dinner
The VFW Post 4185 Ladies Aux-
iliary serves dinner every Wednes-
day. Dinners are served from 6 until
8 p.m. The cost is $6 and the public
is invited to eat in or take out. A dif-
ferent meal is served each Wednes-
day. Please call (863) 983-9748 to
order or to find out the menu for
the month.
Bingo night
change announced
Clewiston Elks Lodge #1853 is
proud to announce that they will
be playing bingo on Thursday
nights as opposed to Monday
nights. All are welcome to come
and play; cash prizes awarded. Pro-
ceeds also go to helping local stu-
dents obtain scholarship opportu-
nities. Early birds start at 6:30 p.m.
with regular games starting at 7:30
p.m. Help us to help others
because "Elks care-Elks share."
Addiction
recovery help
Narconon reminds parents
that during the summer months,
children are more apt to let bore-
dom set in and drugs and alcohol
can work into their lives. To help
your child this summer, learn to
recognize the signs of drug and
alcohol addiction and get the help
they need.
If you or someone you know is
struggling with an addiction, call
Narconon. NARCONON offers free
addiction counseling, assessments,
and referrals to rehabilitation cen-
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you," he added.
The plan now is to have the first
phase of the construction begin in
about a month's time.
For more information about the
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grant for the literacy initiative.
In addition, the group provid-
ed a $1,000 grant for activity book-
lets, 75 assorted books, stickers,
pencils and posters to distribute
to the children who support the
programs that promote reading.
The program will carry on
until the end of February.


a week and for most people goes
away without treatment.
In some severe cases, however,
the patient needs to be hospital-
ized.
If you believe you have
become ill after consuming jars of
peanut butter marked "2111," you
are encouraged to visit your doc-
tor and contact the local health


Library officials hope families
will take advantage of the pro-
gram and attend the event. Fami-
lies participate in story time, pup-
pet making and games.
The next event will be with
Adriana Soto, migrant advocate of
the Hendry County School Board,
who will talk to parents while the
children enjoy the program.
Steve Knight & Co.'s Nifty Pup-
pets, who has appeared at Disney
World and other venues, is sched-


department. All jars marked with
the number "2111" should be dis-
posed of immediately.
To contact the local health
department in Clewiston, call 983-
1408, or visit the Clewiston office
at ll00 S. blympia Ave.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza
can be reached at
izaragoza@newszap.com.


uled to appear on Feb. 28.
According to Library Director
Ms. Oeffner, Mr. Knight will be
performing "The Rabbit Who
Wanted Red Wings," an Ameri-
can folktale with delightful animal
puppets.
"The message for children
from this show is to maintain a
positive self-image and positive
Self-esteem," said Ms. Oeffner.
Staff writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


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Thursday, February 22, 2007


Based on experiences and trials, your life story


By Jackie Miller
First Christian Church
In a way, every life is a contin-
ued story - made up of separate
incidents, but with a basic plot run-
ning through the whole.
At this moment, you are some-
where in the story of your life. You
are where you are because of cer-
tain things that have happened in
the past, because of experiences
that have carried through from pre-
vious chapters, and because of the
underlying ideas that are currently
running through your mind.
Of course, the most important


parts of your life story are not those
incidents that happened to you, but
the many things that happen
through you all the time. And these
are primarily the result of your
basic plotting of your life.
Strangely enough, while most
people prefer to read stories with a
happy ending, many of them plot
their own stories with more regard
for the trials, tribulations, and indi-
cations of calamity, than for the
possibilities of good.
You are not the victim of circum-
stances! You are the writer of your
own experience in living. If you


don't like the way the script reads at
present, then it is your job (and
your responsibility) to start in right
where you are to change it, to write
it nearer to what you truly desire
and the goal you want to reach.
You will never do this by regret-
ting the past; looking back and
wishing you could relive certain
chapters. You will never move for-
ward while you complain, "If I
had just known years ago what I
know now!"
You are now, at this moment,
the product of what you have
learned and what you have experi-


enced through the years you have
lived, and this is the place to start
building your life in the direction
you want to take.
First, it is well to consider, just
what you would like to have as the
underlying truth in your life, what
you would like to choose as your
plot for living.
Choose wisely. Base your life
firmly and definitely on the right
ideas, and you will find that the
chapters have a way of writing
themselves and filling your life
experience with good.
Plot your life with faith - faith in


a higher power that has created
you for good and needs you to
round out and fulfill the text of a
greater story of good. By all
means, incorporate faith in basic
goodness and faith in the future
into your plot for living.
Base your life, too, on courage,
the courage that enables you to
meet the situations that each new
chapter brings with a high heart
and a fearless spirit. Know that
each experience, rightly met, takes
you forward to something better.
Best of all, base you life on god,
and see the understanding of his


nature, his love, his wisdom, to
increase your own ability to cope
with the things that arise in your
daily living.
Let god furnish the plot; base
your life on the use of spiritual prin-
ciples according to your own best
understanding; and you will find
each day brings many blessings,
and each chapter leads your nearer
to the happy culmination of your
experience of living.

Area Church
News in Brief


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By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church, Clewiston
There's a story of a man who
had a garage sale. One of the
items in the sale was a hot air
popcorn pop-
per. It was still
in the original
box and still
had the war-
ranty. A
woman
bought it for
$3. The day
after the sale,
the woman John
was at theHicks
door demand- Hicks
irig a refund because, "The pop-
per didn't work". She had tried
it, and the popcorn had taken 30


minutes to pop. The man was a
nice guy and gave the woman
her three bucks back. After she
left, the man plugged in the pop-
per and tested it. It worked fine.
He looked at the instructions
and in small print were these
words:
Please note:. If the popcorn
you use is old and dry, it will take
an excessive amount of time to
pop. For best results, use only
fresh popcorn.
In some ways, this is kind of a
parable for us. Old kernels work,
but sometimes the best results
come from using fresh kernels
and fresh ideas in the popper we
call life.
Too often we live according
to what is sometimes called
"The First Law of Wing-walk-
ing." Wing-walking was a dare-


devil practice in the early days of
aviation in which aviators
walked the wings of biplanes as.
they buzzed over airfields, and
the first law of wing-walking is
this: never let go of what you are
holding on to until you are hold-
ing on to something else.
It is a wise approach to dare-
devil stunts, but as a strategy for
the life of faith in general, it is
less than helpful. One of the
secrets to successfully starting
something new is the ability to
let go of what came before.
To be fit and free for a new
calling, a new ministry, a new
way of life, or even for retire-
ment, we need to prayerfully
release our grip on what has
gone before, whether it has been
a blessing or a curse.
We are not free to receive if


our hands are tightly clinging to
what has been, but only if we
open ourselves, to the newness
that awaits in the future. Releas-
ing that which formerly claimed
so much of our energy and devo-
tion is essential to receiving this
freedom.
Life as well as ministry always
involves change. We often fail to


truly embrace the new blessings
God has in store for us when we
cling too tightly to the past.
. As the Apostle Paul stated,
"Forgetting what is behind and
straining toward what is ahead, I
press on toward the goal to win
the prize for which God has
called me heavenward in Christ
Jesus." Philippians 3


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Gospel Play on Friday, March 2, at 8
p.m. The play will be held at the
Dolly Hand Cultural Center in Belle
Glade. For more information,
please call Brenda Hickman at
(561) 914-0877.


When the tables were turned on the king


�By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Sometimes people will tell a
story to another to teach a lesson in
a very special way. There is a
famous Biblical account of King
David, who "stole" Bathsheeba
from her husband. This powerful
king was able to abuse his office
and lure the wife of another away
and much suffering followed.
Nobody would dare tell the king
that he was wrong by what he had
done, but there was Nathan the
prophet. He went to David and told
him about a very rich man in his
kingdom who had all sorts of flocks
and herds and a very poor man
who had only one little lamb that
he dearly loved. In spite of having
everything, the rich man wanted
the poor man's only lamb and took
it. King David got angry when he


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heard the story and said that the
rich man deserved to die and
should have no pity. When David
paused, Nathan turned the tables
on David and said "That man is
you!" Then King David realized
what he had ,.-* .
done and said .,
"I have sinned
against the
Lord." You can
read this pow- :
erful story and , -
its' outcome for
yourself in the
second book of
Samuel, chap- Samuel S.
ter. 12. Later in Thomas
the Bible, there
is a parable about a mote and a
beam (Luke 6:41-42) that tells us
also about it being easier to see
something in others than our-
selves. A few Saturdays ago, I was
invited to attend a class reunion of


my high school class and my
schedule permitted me to go. As I
walked into the meeting room, my
first reaction was that "these are all
old people!" and then came a
thought that hit me squarely
between the eyes; "I am part of this
group, too!" Then as I heard about
others; about one waiting for a
transplant, about another who
could not come because he was
wheelchair-bound, or about others
who had passed away, I also real-
ized something else. I stopped and
thought for a second about how
blessed, or how fortunate and rich I
was. I listened to what happened
over the years to many of those
who finished high school with me
and realized how many things I
have done and about the wonder-
ful experiences I have had. It is
wrong to compare; I didn't think of
myself as being better or worse off,
more blessed or luckier, but rather
how special for me were the per-
sons and experiences that have
come into my life. The shock and
confrontation became a round-
about way of being thankful and
grateful. I was happy for those who
had made it to this special reunion
forty-nine years later, after we all sat
on that graduation stage and then
went our separate ways. Many of
those things that are special to us
are special because they are ours;
the people in our lives, the places
where God has sent us, the things
that have happened to us, those we
love and who love us in return, and
those who challenge us and vex us.
Others share in all of these things in
their own ways as we share ours;
the Lord reminds us that "In my
father's house there are many
mansions." God shows Himself in
so many ways in so many, many
lives. I didn't have a chance to share
with everyone that afternoon
before having to return home; but I
was there long enough to see that
God had led each one on a special
path and each has a special place in
His plan. Then I remembered "I am
part of this group too!" and what
was first a shocking revelation
became a moment of thanksgiving
and praise for the blessings given to
me. One of my teachers said "We
pray more often to Santa Claus
than to God" meaning that we are
more ready to ask God for things
than to give thanks. That time, that
moment, I stopped to give thanks
and will continue to say "Thank
you, Lord" for what I learned when
the tables were turned on me one
day and I saw something in a very
unexpected way.


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word of God, visiting the nursing home and playing Gospel
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Thursday, February 22, 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Spring B1
CLEWISTON - Kids who are
interested in some fun and exer-
cise during the school system's
Spring Break are invited to par-
ticipate in a tennis clinic on
March 20, 22 and 23, at the
Clewiston Tennis Courts on
Royal Palm Avenue. The clinic is
designed for absolute beginners
to intermediate players.
The 3-day clinic (Tuesday,
Thursday, and Friday) is being
offered by the Clewiston Com-
munity Tennis Association and
the City of Clewiston Parks and
Recreation Department. The ses-
sions will be led by USPTA-
trained recreational tennis
coaches using a "fun games"
approach and age-appropriate
racquets, balls and court sizes.
Each participant will receive
a free Wilson youth racquet, a t-
shirt, a one-year membership in
the USTA, and a subscription to
SMASH tennis magazine. The
cost of participating is $70.
Advanced registration is
required and must be completed
in person by a parent at the
Clewiston Youth Center on or
before March 2. Participation is
limited to 16 kids per age group,


reak Tennis Clinic scheduled


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Last year's spring break tennis participants learned new skills
during the Clewiston Tennis Clinic. Participants learned by
playing fun, age-appropriate games with an approach to ten-
nis geared to keeping them interested in the game well
beyond the limits of the spring clinic.


so early registration is recom-
mended.
Kids ages 6-8 will meet from 9
a.m. until 11:30 a.m., kids ages
9-12 will meet from noon until
2:30 p.m., and teens ages 13-17
will meet from 3 p.m. until 5:30
p.m. Sessions will be canceled if


the courts are wet, but makeup
sessions will be scheduled on
March 24, if necessary.
The Spring Break Tennis Clin-
ic will serve as the kick-off train-
ing for a youth tennis league that
is being planned for later this
spring and summer in Clewis-


ton. In addition, all participants
will be eligible to compete in
USTA-sanctioned tournaments
after completing the clinic. The
CCTA is planning several such
tournaments in Clewiston this
year and many sanctioned tour-
naments are held around South
Florida each year.
The Clewiston Community
Tennis Association is a non-prof-
it organization with a mission of
promoting tennis as a recre-
ational sport in our community.
The CCTA is supported by gener-
ous contributions from Seacoast
National Bank, Sugar Realty,
Everglades Federal Credit Union,
Olde Cypress Community Bank,
Howell Oil Company, Johnson-
Prewitt & Associates and the
United States Tennis Associa-
tion. If you or your company
would like to provide scholar-
ships to kids for this clinic,
please call Tim Allen at (863)
599-2595.
For more information about
the clinic or the CCTA, stop by
the Clewiston Youth Center or
send an email to clewistonten-
nis@ yahoo.com.


Dodge Xtreme Bulls Tour stampedes into Okeechobee


OKEECHOBEE - The nation-
al Dodge Xtreme Bulls Tour will
make its first-ever stop in Okee-
chobee on Saturday, March 10,
at 8 p.m. at the Brighton Semi-
nole Reservation's Fred Smith
Arena for The Seminole Classic,
a nationally televised event on
ESPN.
Forty of the world's top bull
riders will converge on the Fred
Smith Arena to take their shot at
a $60,000 purse, including 2000
world champion Cody Hancock
who won the first 2007 Dodge
Xtreme Bulls Tour stop in Rapid
City, S.D. in January. Also
expected to compete are Wran-
gler NFR World Champion bull
riders Dustin Elliott (2004) and
B.J. Schumacher (2006), as well
as 2006 Dodge Xtreme Bulls


national champion Zeb Lan-
ham.
Okeechobee will also wel-
come the baddest, meanest,
rankest one-ton athletes in the
world. These bulls have thrown
cowboys at the Wrangler
National Finals Rodeo in Las
Vegas, Houston, San Antonio,
Cheyenne and many points in-
between. Hancock noted, "You
can't have a great bull ride with-
out a great bull and this tour
always has great bulls. It allows
for some fantastic match-ups
and exciting rides."
On March 10, the Seminole
Classic format will have all 40
riders compete beginning at 8
p.m. After the first ride, the top
12 will be immediately brought
back for the final round to ride


for the event championship.
Tickets for the Dodge Xtreme
Bulls Tour Seminole Classic
event can be purchased by call-
ing (863)-467-6039 or at the.fol-
lowing locations:
* Brighton - Brighton Trading,
Post, Seminole Casino and Fred.
Smith Arena office
* Labelle - Labelle Ranch
Supply
* Okeechobee - Eddie Accar-
di Dodge and Eli's Western Wear
Ticket prices are $25 for gen-
eral admission with children
under 5 admitted free and $35
for premium seating. The Fred
Smith Arena is located west of
Okeechobee between highways
70 and 78 just north of Lakeport.
Directions can be found at
www.rezrodeo.com.


Sports in Brief


Youth Baseball
sign up time
Dixie Youth Baseball and
Softball league will hold sign ups
for the upcoming season on Feb.
23, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Sign ups will be held at East-
.side/Westside Cafeteria. Parents
or guardians must bring copy of
child's birth certificate. Children
signing up must be at least age
five before Aug. 1, up to age 15.
Entry fee is $55 for first child and
$45 for each additional child in
the same family.
Coast Guard
makes house calls
LAKE OKEECHOBEE - Did
you know the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary makes house calls?


They will come to your home to
discuss the required safety equip-
ment needed on your boat. This
service is free. You will receive a
cordial, informative and confiden-
tial boat inspection. A vessel safe-
ty check decal will be placed on
boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
HT3 Outdoors returns
to Clewiston in '07
The Wave Worms HT3 Pro-
fessional Bass Tour will be
returning to Roland and Mary
Ann Martins Marina and Resort
in 2007. Among one day series
events and the Executive Tour
Two-Day events, Clewiston has
been awarded the HT3 2007
Bass Classic Championship Dec.
2 and 3.


Bass Busters
tournament.
Bass Busters has announced
its dates scheduled for the 2007
fishing tournament '.:ias':'n
including the Elite Tournament
Series - Silver and Gold Divisions;
a Championship Tournament;
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Play contest invites local writers to participate


NAPLES - The Naples Players'
ETC., Readers Theatre invites writ-
ers in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades
and Hendry counties to enter origi-
nal one-act plays in its fourth annu-
al "Evening of New Plays" contest.
A play that was not a finalist in a
prior year may be entered again for
this year's independent judging
panel. Up to three plays will receive
staged readings in the Tobye Studio
of Sugden Community Theatre in
Fall 2007, plus a commemorative


plaque and a $100 honorarium.
Key Private Bank is the sponsor
of the contest. Anyone interested
in submitting an entry, may do so
by May 31, to: "ETC New Plays
Contest 2007," The Naples Play-
ers, 701 Fifth Avenue South,
Naples 34102. For more informa-
tion, please contact, Karen Gud-
knecht at (239) 659-8803 or karen
gudknecht@aol.com
This is the first year the new
plays contest is open to writers in


the five counties. The first three
years, entries were limited to Col-
lier and Lee Counties. Plays of 10 to
30 minute length (except musical)
are welcome - comedy, drama,
mystery, current and historic
issues, regional ethnic and gender
themes - whatever the playwright
wants to tell the audience. In its first
three years the program drew 70
qualified submissions from
throughout Lee and Collier. From
these, 10 finalists were selected for


the staged readings and awards.
Dallas Dunnagan, The Naples
Players' artistic director, noted,
"The 'Evening of New Plays' pro-
gram is to encourage, recognize
and promote original work by
southwest Florida writers and to
create new opportunities for
community theater artists and
audiences."
"An Evening of New Plays" is an
extension of the highly successful
ETC series of public readings of


Lottie Lowe Sills was an Okeechobee pioneer


By MaryAnn Morris
Lottie Lowe Sills now 89 years
old was born in Okeechobee
County in 1920, just after Okee-
chobee County officially created
from a portion of Osceola County
in 1917. Her father was Sidney
Lowe. She went to school in the
Basinger Schoolhouse that now
houses the Okeechobee Histori-
cal Museum out on S.R. 98.
"They had two rooms and
two teachers then" she remem-
bered. "Pearl Pearce was one of
the teachers. I went to school
through eighth grade and that
was about all there was out in
the country back then. Of course
in the cities they had high
schools, but not in the country.
She married Harris Sills and
they had ten children: Henry,
Shirley, Wilma Lamar were born
in Highlands County at what is
now called the Edna Pearce
Lockett Estate on the west bank
of the Kissimmee River. Sidney
worked in the citrus groves (part
of these groves can still be seen
on the property) Lottie kept
house for the family in the small-
er house to the west of the Lock-
ett home.
"We moved back to Okee-
chobee to a house near what is
now Treasure Island," said Mrs.
Sills. Keep in mind, Taylor Creek
was a meandering stream,
which flowed freely into Lake
Okeechobee.
"You remember Aunt Merida
Raulerson? She delivered my
children. She was so wonderful,
she was the best!" she recalled.
Merida (Drawdy) Raulerson
had moved to Tantie with her
husband, William, son of Noel
Rabun Raulerson, Jr. in 1903.
Merida was born in Georgia in
1880 and moved with her par-
ents, George and Emily Drawdy,
to Fort Drum during the 1890's.
She soon became an indis-
pensable member of the Tantie
settlement as a midwife. Merida
had no formal medical educa-
tion; years of experience in prim-
itive conditions gave her sound
medical training with just a third
grade education. She used nei-
ther rubber gloves nor forceps,
but reported that she "never lost
a single baby."


Submitted photos/Lisa Sills
The. house where Lottie and Harris Sills lived and Henry, Shirley and Wilma, three of their ten
children were born still stands on the Lockett estate on the west bank of the Kissimmee
River. Lottie and her former daughter-in-law, Jane went back to visit recently.


"I had the rest of my children
right here and Aunt Merida deliv-
ered them all: Mabel, Jack, Bar-
bara, Leon, Hugh," she said with
a faraway look.
No wonder. Look at all the
changes she can remember.
My thanks to Mrs. Sills for
sharing these bits of her past
with us. Much history of the Lake
area would be lost were it not for
the generosity of folks with their
time and their stories.
MayAnn Morris can be reached at
mmorris@newszap.com and
welcomes all comments.


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Lottie Lowe Sills was born in Okeechobee in 1918. Her hus-
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plays by established authors, now
in its fifth year in the 100-seat
Tobye Studio and outreach loca-
tions. More than 2,200 playgoers
have enjoyed these presentations.
The most recent "Night to
Remember" Feb. 18, three short
plays themed to "The Modern Sen-
sibility" - played to a full house.


The next program will be Sunday
evening April 1, themed "4 Wed-
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requires skill in developing and maintaining effective relationships
with medical and administrative staff, patients, and the public.

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Experience working with children.
Ability to meet the County's licensing
agent requirement. Florida Driver's
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endorsement highly preferred.
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Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT
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ELECTRICIANS & HELPERS
Needed for industrial work in
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Excellent pay, must have
experience. (561)585-2155
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SHOP MECHANIC
King Ranch-Florida has an immediate opening
for a Shop Mechanic. Requires experience
repairing farm equipment and implements,
diesel engines, A/C, electrical and hydraulic
systems. Must have own tools. 50+ hrs. per
week. Salary based on experience. Complete
benefit package including medical, dental, life
insurance, retirement, 401 (k), vacation, holidays
and sick pay. Drug-free workplace/EOE. For an
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HELP WANTED
Activities Coordinator- Hendry LaBelle Recreation De-
partment. The Activities Coordinator will plan, organize,
direct & evaluate all recreational activities as directed;
ensure that all County policies, procedures and safety
regulations are followed at all times; perform related
professional and supervisory work as directed. Reports
to the Recreation Director.
Mechanic I - Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as
an automotive service worker or Mechanic's helper pre-
ferred. This position requires a class B driver's license.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
Highway Maintenance Technician I & II - Maintains
highways, municipal and rural roads, and rights-of-
ways in safe condition. Knowledge in use of standard
equipment and hand tools used in field. Must have a
clean, valid Florida Commercial Driver's license, Class B
or higher with air brake endorsement.
Heavy Equipment Operator I - This is skilled work in
the operation of public works equipment. Must have
two years experience in the operation of highway con-
struction and maintenance equipment similar to that of
assignment or any equivalent combination of training
and experience.
The positions are full time with medical benefits, retire-
ment, sick and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled.
Job description & applications can be obtained in
the Satellite Office in Clewiston and the
Courthouse in LaBelle in the HR Department.
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing
assistance in the application process should
contact the Hendry County Commissioners
HR department.

PROGRAM MANAGER
GLADES OUTPATIENT SERVICES
Immediate opening for an experienced, licensed
mental health professional to plan, implement and
lead all aspects of outpatient psychiatric services
for Glades area residents. Position reports to CEO.
Requires masters degree + 5-7 years experience
with 2-3 years of program management respon-
sibility. Fax resume to B. Sears at (561)992-7783
or e-mail to bsears(oakwoodcenter.org.
Oakwood Center of Palm Beaches, Inc.
Glades Services
405 SE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Belle Glade, FL 33430
EOE: M/F/D/V

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-h--HENDRY REGIONAL BRANCH SPECIALIST GROVE HELP WANTED
MEDICAL CENTER BRANCH SPECIALIST TRI-BRITTON, INC., located
wf .ierewt SA'A'.aut g, ew wett a er,- GLADES AREA on County Rd 832 is tak-
LPN I or If (FTPT, Prdlem)ed ing applications for Farm
FLLPN Lic. & IV Cerflible schedule. American Red Cross seeks F/T professional TractorDrivers. Also need
ALOOSA ELLE Full time - ER RN IIStaff/Supervisor for Branch Specialist, Glades Area Branch. ed is a Shop Helper. This
Valid FL lic. Min 3yrs exp., ACLS, PALS req. Ideal candidate will be responsible for the dai- positions will include light
Perdlem - RN Nursing Supervisor
is looking for an Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge or ly operations of branch office by performing equipment maintenance,
supervisory status. ACLS PALS reoq administrative and secretarial functions. As- keeping the shop straight
Per Diem- C.N.A or C.N.A Monitor Tech sist Glades Area Branch Manager and help to and general grove mainte-
rMust possessa valid C.N.A Cert. and exp. monitoring rhythm promote and coordinate Red Cross Service De- nance duties. Apply at
Full time - Registered Nurse livery for disaster and health and safety. Shdop8 6ates
Must possess a valid FL license w/at least I yr. exp in area of Excellent benefits package. west of County Rd 833 or
Fu tim ex edTertise.chnologist Please mail cover letter and resume to 14 miles east of State Rd
BS Degree in Medical Technology; national cert or eligible brannenl@redcross-pbc.org. 29. (239)860-9085
Part time time with for cert or State lic; technical exp In test Interpretation, or fax (561)650-9147.
quality control and Instrument malnt.Night/Day shift & LOAN OFFICERS WANTED
somewhat flexible hours requires on-call & weekend rotation. OE/DFWP LOAN OFFICERS WANTED
somewhat flexible hours Part time - ER Registration Clerk EOE/DFWP Correspondent Lender is hir-
Prev exp in a hospital or medical office setting prefer w/ prior exp in ing! No License? No prob-
The ideal candidate will be registration or business office functions. Knowledge or medical lem! We offer leads,
terminology is a plus. Must tye at least 45 wpm aggressive pay, flexible
self-motivated with an outgoing Must possess excellent ct.sv and clinical skillsschedule, in house rocess-
Per diem - Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist ing,, and more. raining
personality, more than average (weekend day shift) available. Lic# CL0702604.
Must be experiencedin Wtonly.Wl perform Call (954)784-7172x304.
computer skills, bilingual plus men coectm (s.killlevelo itri toeraics)
computer skills, bilingual a plus, Fu -Paen Accountotc Ri I AVAiBLE I fMMEDIATHf Y Mechanic Needed
3+ yrs in a hospital or medical office setting pref. Must be knowl- for Tanker Company in
understanding of digital photog- edgeable of third partye-mbursemen ts aco-pays and pro-erers J Mustinspecrepair
cdent with personal computer apps.Jeruipent/multi-
raphy and rel l taioFull timer-HIM Rec puonIst equipment/multi-task/
raphy and reliable transportation. Medical office experience is preferred. lust possess excellent cus- H problem solving.
tomer service skills and greet patients. Hostess Kevin 800-818-5895.
The Caloosa Belle offers a .h.endreo ,.oglorg
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805 Pt Offi Now Hiring. Avg
S. Drug F- Workplace Sous Chef Post Office Now Hiring. Avg.
unique work environment where E- Pay $20/hour or $57K annu-
ally including Federal Bene-
employees are trusted and CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR reokiast Coo0 fits and OT. 800)709-9754-
EXT.5799 USWA Exam/Fee
empowered. The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is accepting resumes ii* Req.
for the Chamber Executive Director position. iin M ifage
e-mail resume to: RECEPTIONIST POSITION
e-mail resume to: The position requires general office & Requirements include general
:iasl-'/^-l-at I, - financial management skills. Applicants must also office skills consisting of:
s en r o.net demonstrate abilities to supervise office staff & All perspective applicants must poses good interpersonal filing, telephone, computer,
to represent the Chamber in community & regional forums. skills, ,can wrklexib e hours and experience is desired, special projects as needed
Skills, can work flexible hours and experience is desired, and pleasant personality.
Resumes should be submitted by: Contact
March 9, 2007 to the Everglades Farm Equipment.
Utility Operator / Mechanics Clewiston Chamber of Commerce 561-996-6531.
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation has Attn: Personnel Committee, RECEPTIONIST
P.O. Box 275, CLEANING-JANITORIAL Wanted for busy dental
immediate opening for a utility operator/mechanic with Clewiston, FL 33440 Wanted for busy dental
3 to 5 years experience working with utility systems practice. Experence
including portable water, steam, compressed air, THOMAS GRINDING INC SERVICE NEEDED pr ed, noall (863)983-7361atory
ammonia refrigeration, and Waste water systems. Call (863)983-7361
Is looking to fill the following positions: The Clewiston News is currently seeking [- --- ---
Also need mechanics with working knowledge of EXPERIENCED MECHANIC NEEDED IMMEDIATELY: EXPERI- a janitorial service for our office
hydraulics, pneumatics, conveyors, and citrus process- ENCE WITH HYDRAULICS, CLASS C OR HIGHER, CLEAN located at 820 W. Sugarland Hwy.
ing equipment. High school or equivalent, shift work and DRIVERS LICENSE. MUST BE MOTIVATED, DEPENDABLE AND
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Good pay, bonus, 401 K, benefits,and overtime. WELDER NEEDED: MUST BE ABLE TO MIG STICK, GAS WELD READING A
AND DO SOME LAYOUT. TEST MAY BE REQUIRED. CLEAN Must be licensed, bonded and insured NEWSPAPER
Contact HR Dept. @ DRIVERS LICENSE AND OWN TRANSPORTATION TO WORK. Call us 863-983-9148 or stop by our by
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863-677-1010
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1) Arkansas Ave � Over 1,200 sqo f
bd.'2ba home with city atler and %ewer
$129.900
21 Get Pre construction Prices 3BR/2BA,
1 car garage located on Texas Ave. Lutz
Builders $164,900
3) Lease to Own, 3bd/2ba, 2car garage,
trees on proper.,. 1.25 acre, Jinette St.
off Hcrs rlub Ave S259,900.00
4) Brick 38R/28A two car garage on
north side beautiful 400 sq. ft.lanal roll
down shutters, Large bedrooms & closest
$279,900 MLS# 200659963
5) 3BD/28A, concrete block, gavalume roof,
ceramic tile, wood cabinets, large screened
patio, Laundry room w/ new water heater, ADT
security, corner lot in Golfview S/D
$146,700.00 MLS#200702535
6)Pi Plantation2.5 4e,48D BA

7)Moore Haven ' Oth St., 3BD/2BA, brand
new from top to bottom! (altes for Glades
County Ship program $!49.91(


Glenn A. Smith/Will
Smith GRI
863-983-3508
IiNew Listing 3/2 CBS pool home on HALF Acre Jacuzzi,
his/her sinks and closet's in Master. MLS * 200712781
2)M/2B,, Home in Montura. $250,000 MLS200693994
3)Red uced Clewiston vacant lot asking 27k.
MLS# 200704557.
4)Mmtia 3.75 acres only $109,900.00 MLS# 200686347
5)Farm Labor a Permitted for 50 guests. Call Glenn for
details MLS#: 200658473
6)4 Bedrom Home on .25 acre Remodeled, New Roof,
A Must See!!! 5174,900 MLS#200683471
7)Moore Haven Spacious 4br/2ba Mobile. home with
large front porch. $141,000 MLSr2006761 19
8)Pioneer Plantation Beautiful 4/2 MH on 7.5
Acres, privacy MLS# 200684457
9)alapia Farm Production sold out through the end of
the year. Call Glenn for details MLS#: 200645189
10) REDUCEQ!! Must E/PEUISome of Merit on
1.25 Acres. Only $115,000.000 MLS# 200644944
I l)Seminole Manor Spacious NEW 3/2 Mobile Home
MLS# 200682271 $125,000.......


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863-228-6867
12;ncome Produci n llex located on
Haiti Ave. $S150,000 3 " -"- lop
13)Two Acres Cleared on Davidson Rd. $165,000.00 MLS#
200693222
14)15MA~c Cleared Pasture land. Fenced and cross-fenced.
Convenient access to Clewiston or Labelle $425,000 MLS#:
200652207 or Mobile Home on 5 Acres for $150,000
15)Nurse 20Aas Palm trees & much more. $650,000
MLS# 200693196
1.6)Midsate 3 Bedroom Spacious Home with fenced
yard $85,000.00
17)La Deca 3/2 DWMH on 5 Acres with small pond
MLS# 200704603
18)CR833 2.5 acres possible commercial $89,000
19)Qoegla Beautiful 4/2 Spacious home on North Side MLS#
200709397
Need Financing? We Can Help!!


I List. Show. and Sell
Montura Ranch Estates
Mobile Homes
New Listing! 3bd/2ba Doublewide
MH on paved road. Almost 1800 sq ft.
under air. Screened porch and shed
included. Only $124,750,00
3bdl2ba Doublewide MH on 2.5
acres, paved road, corner lot, new
roof, 2 wells, new carpet & paint,
fenced asking $169,900.00
Everhtgh Acres 3bd/2ba DBLWide
MH on 5 acres. Fenced, Irrigation and
very secluded A Steal @ $275,000.00
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


Maribel
Gonzalez
561-722-7347
Se Habla EsWa4_l
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 beauti-
ful 3BD/2 BA Mobile home on
2.01 Acres. Enjoy the peaceful-
ness this property has to offer.
Property is fenced on North
and east side. New deck on the
rear of property will be com-
pleted soon. Only $175,000.00


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Looking For? A 3BD/2BA DWMH or
the lake at Sunshine Lakes Estates.
Call me to make and appointment tc
come and see this adorable home.
$89.9K
Here is a cozy 2bed 2 bath home on
three lots you won't be able to live
Adjustment- $179,900 with a $1,000
allowance for appliances. Call me for
an appt to see this adorable home.


Walker/Wood Team
Sam J. Ashley P.
Walker Wood GRI
863-677-1013 863-228-1132
FLAMINGO'S FOUND! CONGRATS MARIBEL!
Townhomes starting @ $180K
- i. . Models Under Construction - Call Today


SBuyers Must Seel Just reduced $5,000 below appraised value. This
lakefront Home Is just south of Lake Okeechobee within minutes of the
Palm Beach County line. This home is perfect for a seasonal or primary
residence. Sportsman or Family!! $169,900
*New Home! 3bd/2ba/1 car gar. CBS ffl70sq ft. on 1012 Texas Ave. $165,500
-3/2 DWMH, 611 Orange Rd, offeredT $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
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
PIONEER PLANTATION
.4150 Pioneer 17th St. 2.5 Ac $65K We Work Weekends and have
S5205 Pioneer 22nd St. 5 Ac $130K FREE Maps Available.
SEE MOTURA LOTS WITH ME!! HUGE INVENTORY STARTING @


1. Pioneer Plantation Beautiful wood
Jerry W. Enrique frame home on 2.5 acres. New AC,
Smith Acosta Floors, & Roof $259,000.00
S*2. A New Beginning Spadcious 3bd/2ba
oUOu-5'OO- U 2005 .DWMH securitysystem equipped
S561-261-3 Sotham on 1.25 acres'with beautiful pines.
$144,900.00 MLS# 200672747
Great Location! 3bd/2ba/2 car 3. Montura Ranch 4bd DWMH. Split floor plan, his/her sinks in master,
garag back- large porch, & much more. Motivated seller asking $149,900.00 MLS#
yard, gnew' o, ~'"otafe heds. 20066133
Wonderful family home. $279,900.00 4. New Listing! Brick home on two city lots with 3bd. Asking only
(4) 5 acre tracts in Ladeca $179,900.00MLS#200686099
$95,000.00 each 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
Montura Ranch Estates MLS# 200656790
615 Pei3meterRal d.2.5Acres $ 75K 6. Executive Home Move in condition w/ 5bds, 2 AC units, 2 water
heaters, tile throughout, working chimorey, large screen patio, new roof
5 acres cleared in Pioneer @$1 50K & much more. Motivated Seller asking $549,900.00
7. Mother-in-Law Suite R2 zoning 3bd CBS home w/ 1 bd suite. Offered
Sky Valley Lots starting @a> for only $158,900.00 MLS# 200660213
$63,900.00 8. New Listing! 2006 CBS home in Montura on 1.25 acres. 3bd/2ba, tiled
Water Front Home on through out, new fence on property. Hurry won't last! $244,900.00
Caloosahatchee River w/ Dock
$575,000 9. New Listing! Lowest price in Montura 3bd/2ba needs some
tic,investor special,first time buyer,hurry it won't last. $74,900.00
New Listing 38D/2BA Mobile on MONTURA LOTS STARTING @ $27K - CALL TODAY!
Midstate Loop $85,000


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Citrus Processing facility in Clewiston, FL has an
immediate need for a Maint. Office Asst.
Responsibilities include administration of continuous
improvement process, parts inventory analysis, and
tracking maintenance measures. Candidate will be
proficient in Microsoft Office. Also prefer experience
with Microsoft Projects, Visio, MLS, SAP, Results, and
Crystal. Need good organization, math, and oral/written
communication skills. Work with minimal supervision.
Position offers a full benefits package. Submit a
resume to HR Dept. @ 863.902.4185,
fax 863.902.4315, or
ophillios(southernaardens.com
Equal Opportunity Employer

-PREVENTION SPECIALIST-
Immokalee Seminole Reservation

MA/MS or MSW in Social Work,
Psychology, Mental Health or Family
Therapy. Minimum 2 years post
Bachelor experience in addiction
prevention. Addiction Prevention
Certification of CAAPP-1 or
equivalent. Valid FL drivers license.
Fax resume with salary
requirements to (954)967-3477.
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CATALOGER
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High School diploma/GED.
Two years experience in
cataloging preferred. Experience
in a library preferred. Excellent
computer skills. Excellent oral
and written communication.
Catalog, classify and process
library materials. Assist patrons
in finding information needed.
Fax applications/resumes to
954-967-3477.


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HEALTH SUPPORT AIDE
(Home Health Aides - L1)
(#64038459)
Nursing Assistant position at Glades County
Health Department, Moore Haven working
primary care clinic; medical & computer
work experience helpful; CNA or PCA
certificate required. EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Alina @ 863-946-0707 for more details


Sharon Dill, Vice President, Human Resources invites you
to join our Team of "Dedicated Professionals Caring For
Others"
We offer great Benefits, Medical, Dental, Life, Long Term
Disability, Pre-Paid Legal, 401 K, Family Optical Benefits and
more!
OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT- CLEWISTON
Perform preliminary work-ups for patient exams. Must have
excellent patient relation skills. Medical exp. preferred, certi-
fied higher salary. Fluent in Spanish or Creole a plus, premi-
um paid for Bilingual.
Please Fax or mail resume to:
EYE CENTERS OF FLORIDA
Fax: (239) 790-2431
E-mail: hr@ecof.com


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DAILY WORK - DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE
LARQ FINDERS
202 E. S d wy. Ci90294.wta
(863) 902-9494


alT E~rocwerties


Rniatena ea.suflT w eiarjdx,2 nhoe |
nCresetAve.with ardwdimoors,hg kitchen,
lanairgydrd,& much more. $249,900


3 BRf 3 BA MH w/Lrg Screened Porch.
Seminole Manor. $120,000
*2BR 1 BAHome o corner lot.
sore Ave. Reduced to $130,000,
.4W2BA MH W a�Ri.GhtQreen t &$74M00
*3BR/2 BA on Davidson Rd. Handicap
Access. .42 manicurmed lavwn $274,00
*4BR/2.S BA CBS bck, lgt $ .249,900
03 Br/3 Ba ExtiveBcHng.JE. X dMcate,
I + Acre, custom tile, fireplace w/built-ins,
mrnvy upgrades Redued toi 5499,000
-3 BD2 2 BA MH-. RJdgpl Rd waterfront
I1'1 I-nctd PnrtiL al t$1u,000
EBxecutivebanmeonSaybeerryLp. 3BD,
2.5 BA, over 3000 sq ft, drive-tiru prag, &
moa. Thishomebas it all $459,900
*4 Br/ 3BA Popash Circle, Lrg pooVatio,
view of lake from every room. $389,000
3BR/2.5BA, 4 car garage, large pool, &
more. $439,000
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*Like New 2BD/2BA MHI w/tg sunroom.
Stixtwns an radise MHRIit .Club. $1MSX
*2BR,'I1BA MI-H-Lakaportwith direct
Lake '0" Aceas Ree d to $109,000
S1BR/1BA Sportsmans village. SS+
Community. Perfect Retreat $80,000
*3 BD/ 2 BA 2005 CBS Home, Moore
Haven. Ready to Move In $190,000


I ...ESIDE.N IAZL , Montura 3BR, 2BA
3BR, 2BAHadrem $85K CBS Home on 1.04
3BR,1BAHadem $86.9K acres $249,900
3BR, 1 /2BA Reducedto 2BR, 1BA, with guest-
$139,000 house & pool $299,900
2B l 4BR, 2BA $340,000
Condo Bass Capital 3BR, 2BA Pool w/8.7
$169,000 acres $729,900
3BR, IBA Corner Lot 3BR, 2BA 2 acres
$177,900 Flaghole $275,000
3BR, 2BA Brick home 4 Ar
$189,000
Pre-const. 'bwn Homes 4BR, 2BA ly
from $199,900 4BR, 2BA Fully
from $199,900 Furnished North-side
4BR, 2BA New Home $359 ,000
$329,000 $359,000MBILE HOMES
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm Montura 3BR/2BA
31 y Montura 3BR/2BA
3B49,000 DWMH 1.25 acres
SS REDUCED to $105,000
Home on Taft Blvd. Pioneer 3BR, 2BA on 5
w/2.5 acres, $225,000 acres reduced to $188K


Jstsssnsxss uxcasncmNilssfl,ase0
rB,2bA CBShiBnes forplarsmreened
pathtnedyad170,000


PIONM / LADECA / LAGHOLS
03 BD/2 BA MH, beautiful 2.5 ac lot,
new carpet/paint. 17th St. $189.900
*3BD/2BA MHI- 5 ., *, Lr; .., i.s. pole
ham & more. Rcd.redl Ti I 2(.-,000
SImmaculate Brick Home. 3 BD/2 BA,
fenced yards, manicured lawn, lhurr-
cane shulters. new thorage-barn. A
rnust seem i5 297.500
"3BRa'BA CBS horn'- cathedralal ceilings,
fened yard, playground, etc, $259,000
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*.33 ac it in Part I Belle Reduced to $59,000
*Highlands Co, 10, 28, & 80 AC
parcels starting at $23,500 per ac.
*2 loiinHoraeshoeAcresReduced to $59,000
*A Rare Find in Lakeport Community!
3 acs. Oak filled lots. $55K per ac.
*,22 ac MH lot in Clewiston for
Reduced to $22,500
* Seminole Manor w/ improvements
$34,900
'Lots available. Starting at $25,000
Lrg. 4 BD/2 BA MH Verda St.
Many extras, Ready for family $209,900
*3BD/2BA DWMH Romero St $160.000o


4BR, 2BA, Doublewide
$134,900
Pioneer SWMH on 2.5
acres $135,000
Pioneer 4BR, 3BA
DWMH 10aaes$325,l00
3BR,2BAwihextrason late
$120/000
VACANT LAND
Montura 1.25 acre lots
avail. Call for Listings.
Faghole 2.41 ac $135,000
Woodlands S/D 2 lots
reduced to $32,500 each
2.23 acres Pioneer
$69,900
Pioneer 71ots $56,500
Pioneer 11 lots together
$52,5000 each
COMMERCIAL

Cabinet Shop 4800 sq.ft.
&Apt $200,000


*HBy,27Ove1-l2 asi43 Reduced
$250,0 Owner frimae.
US Hay 27 Hrnme 1. Tr ,:
Ph.p IF aJ:e i65,LXUi
SNorth Side BmiutiJ 4'2. r.l, PA-
Iuol NuxEe. 2 izs. bis

Beatil =acres cattle ranch,
WH. 2 stoy barn $990,000.
Make Offer
*Sae + MH, REDUCED FOR
QUICKSALE$140,000
*TagkAw. t-,inlial SI15K
*TaAw. Am5., , , isd 120K
'Pnme &5 L . sx Li :x -id 1r.. . 2-
2 lacderedfeinced,pwi
OWNER FMANCE$155K
'MaEmh Id. O1AC+t CBS
hnan2$390K qWNERFPINNCE


Main Evei Rd, 5Acres
$165k OWNER FINANCE
*HMf0itghpaed am1er 5$4K
'Hunting Club paved $43K
*AMi# a2-1V2acromnerpavedan
2AhkREWCE fdoWa r&a$7S{
'Jamine cleared 1.25 acres
REDUCED mwadmespmrte$229K
'*0 Beaut acres cleared with
matured trees, fenced, all utili-
ties, shed $295,000. Make offer
Venue Lamd
*10 Acres of improved pas-
ture near Hwy 27 $165K.
OWNER FINANCE
'25 acres, on Hwy 27, com-
mercial, $998,000, OBO
'30 acres improved pasture
$450,000. Make offer


1. Land Home P
4/3 2100 Sq. Ft. Mobile Home
Stone Fireplace, Custom kitchen,
Large Laundry $149,900.00
2. Priced t SIll
4/2 200 i rw.i ^'LliM -jjrining
& Faronmil l I& flJ 6 place
Entertainment Center $63,900.00
3. Reduced 2906 Scotbilt
3/2 DW Living, Dining, & Family
Rooms $65,500.00
4. Lot #18 Foxbrior 3/2 Single, stove
& fridge, wood grain linoleum.
Needs Some Work $12,900.00


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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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CLEANING SERVICE
Will clean homes &
businesses. Licensed.
(863)228-0394

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PRECIOUS CARGO:
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School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
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BOARDING
Also Saddles,
Tack & Horses
863-674-1355 or
239-935-9268



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Free estimates!

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Informaion


Usted se merece to mejor,
una vivienda comoda con
una mensualidad baja.
Apartamentos de 2 y 3
cuartos desde $397.00.
Reserve su apartamento hay.
Llamar a 866-411-3366 y
deje su nombre y telefono.


You deserve the best, a lot
of living for not a lot of
money! 2 and.3 bedroom
apartments from $397.
Hurry and reserve your
apartment today.

Call 866-411-3366


URC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 & SUOARLAND HWYV
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(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
... (863)5#99:1209 .- - (863)228-0023


S"Service, Excellence. Results"
Phone: 863-946-3900 .
498 US Hwy. 27, Mooe HaveR EVERGLADES
Jsefate A. Davis Lic. R lE"me8 REALTY, INC.
S www.vergIades c a li ty. n et
0 CLEWISTON
- tilienLsat eio This 3BR/2BA Home is on a Large L.- . r,,.,
l-oie at the end of ,1. .1 , Relax in your S&reeced in I'.-,ch Int,"
t m IiCaribbean Avenue 's, .i,.
N n Q i Market Great Starter 3BIV2BA Mobile Home. 709
Alabama Ave. $59,900
F 2 Acres available in I 1.. . . . I, A I. I,... to Sell at $60,000

S =iAs Located on 13706 Navel Anue, pnced to sell at S150,i000
I M A t Located on 13313 Tangelo Avenue, Great price $120,00XI
LAKM)RT1
iQ 5aWn hl n CarThis beautiful CBS 2BIV2BA -Home has all you need.
il. I.', * .Ii" . l;li.-J h., * anud a screened in Porch. This property is
i'. ,. I, 2"', u id L . n I ...i I' ..i '
Whatt A el, ' 2HA h'%.lI,. I1,,me on the canal, minutes from lock, I1269
Nc6 , Tiiio '. ,c... ir front lot & Home would be a Great Weekend Retreat!
S i- , J i.- . iJ . * I - 1 I 1
Npt. L.__ Dn2L M 'w Ou Ih1, "Hi 211 \ ;.l..t d I I .Im . I L, . - .d . ii ll. I', rli. i L.,j, . I, 1 1.42
. ,,' . 2 l-I0 (.,J L A . ]'..ii R.,h .1. I i or il.
MOORF. HAVEN
Reduced! tler Motivated This 2BR12BA Mobile IHome is located on a 1/3 of an Acre.
Th i- .-r; ,1,I t jiiI pr,iperty will take you right into the Caloosahatchee River. 1545 Azalea
Avenue. Now Only $169,900
Builders Se alnDo not m iss iout on tl ese2 \N . I. h i, . i , , ;, t|i. ,Il i ijiB1 ,.t..l ,,.., l i
(CBSI Homes are located on Gerate Ct, in Moo Ii .-, ItI.I- r i. ,,.I. . hhil .i, .., V.'il1.1 1,. I, ., I.;
at these Prices! $186,000 & S189.000
Re 'IRelax This 3BIf2BA Mobile Home has it all! Bcautiftlly landscaped & by the water. 1636
Azalea Ave. Priced to sell at $189,000
This HoUs lHUGE 3BR2BA CBS Home witi fireplace in Livingroom& Bedroom. Large Florida
room with fenced in yard. 370 Avenue 0 $285.0W0.
P r i Siartc Hii iii,. 1, Ilia 1. l... i i m, , i. I.'. ., , i,.l .. l i .h . . i., appreciate. Make
h,. . ni, ... ,,r . .n. ., t* ''. l 1, > I '. I nI
.Hni' on IThc Wir ii; t .idc Dr., Beautiful 2BI/IBA w/ a private dtxck & beautiful porch,
. -. ,,,; H, . t I. . ,l... ( . ,,.L $3(0,0(00
Nii2. .. H..m1 'ile -'lIi. '\ ,. rfi'ont Property, 2485 Riverside Drive, on t ac $409.375
Louaking Em A DQE L
Tni,2 tx Sixcuial is for yom. All V'Io nil.1 is i I" kxne hcaustyomn ah"ldy have a Sl al. Septic &
O(ar.c~ocatcdonilepIpeIi\.I.I, IiL 11.......... li i|.i i jin )25,.TX
Th, H,.mn Ha, It All : ...lutely gorgeous 3B1R2BA Mobile Iome with many extras. The yard is
1'" t ".1 * . I.-.I . I .- . l..1,;, '. ill Fi,,. I,,,,~ ii. i]] i n . , n 1 fi)oot Gazebo with
Lights. 601 5ith Street only $'W 4 I
Moore H Yacht Club Hornes aud Vacant Land available, very quiet community, Call for details.
Moore Haven River Gardens Lots Start ( $38,000
MONTU r is. Prics srn n the Low
Available {ts all 1.25 acres in the Montra area. call for fhnirer dmails, P riw string il ibe Low 4A0's.


ODi. CALOOSANATCHEE RIVERFIROT
Quaint hoie with ability to sub-divide
lot. Call Far Details.


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment!
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Ughts 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740





DUCTLESS 10K BTU AIR
COND- Brand new still in
box, on wheels, $350
(863)983-4314 Clewiston


SLIDE PROJECTOR- Screen, 3
slide cases. All excellent
condition. - $60.
(863)357-0835 Jonnie
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
One man's trash Is anoth-
epor man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
fleds.

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DEEP FREEZER: Frigidaire, up-
right, 17.5 cu ft, excellent
condition, auto defrost,
white. $175.863-763-1055
REFRIGERATOR- 18 cu ft,
Maytag, with ice maker,
$175 or best offer
(706)273-0190 Okeechobee
REFRIGERATOR, Almond,
works great. $175
(863)357-6315
REFRIGERATOR- Maytag, 2
years old, with ice maker,
paid $700, asking $200.
(239)657-5760
REFRIGERATOR- White, Ken-
more side by side w/ice mak-
er, dispenser & water. Exc
cond. $450. 863-824-6712
STOVE- White with black front,
Kenmore, Electric, Excellent
cond. Needs 1 top burner.
$75.(863)824-6712
WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-
pool, over 10 years old but in
good working condition.
$100/both..(863)763-2458
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up,.Up to 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778



HALF CULVERTS- $600 or will
sell separate. Size 18x20ft,
(863)763-7548
METAL FLOOR FRAME, for
10x12x14' utility shed, $30.
(863)675-7350
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
(352)498-0778
(888393-0335 Mention
code 24.
STAIN & SEALENT- 5 Gallon
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $65
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee
�House - Sal 1025


COACH LEATHER BUSINESS
BAG w/ laptop'compartment,
men's, black, barely used.
$100 neg. 863-447-0002


BABY SWING, $35
(863)357-5773
HIGH CHAIR, $25
(863)357-5773
STROLLER, Cool Stride Jog
ger, aluminum, $101
(863)983-4940


PROM DRESSES- Precious
formal, Alyce, Joli, Several to
choose from. Sz small. $300
or sell sep. (863)635-6677
WOMEN CLOTHES- Size 7-9.
$100. or will separate.
(239)440-3327


COCA COLA COOLER:
3.5Tx2.5'W. Holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
DOLL COLLECTION: Crystal
and Fenton Glass. $200 of
will sell separately.
863-484-0289
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358



COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4.55j Windows XR Pentium 4,
30G6, 256K RAM, CDRW,
speakers & more. .$400.
863-763-5316
COMPUTER DESK: Large, with
adjustable fieight, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427


BOOKSHELVES/ENT. CTR., 3
interlocking units, 30"x72",
dark oak w/rattan doors,
$450 neg. (863)635-6905
BR SET, 5 pc., 2 nightstands,
headboard, tall dresser &
dresser w/mirror, $250 or
best offer. (863)634-1358
BR SET, king sz., 4 poster bed
w/pillow top mattress, Ig.
dresser w/mirror & chest,
$1200 neg. (863)635-6905
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
KING SIZE BED- complete, 1
yr old, $250 (863)697-8731
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DAY BED: With trundle bed, AUTO LUGGAGE CARRIER-
wrought iron frame, nice. 18cu ft Sears Excargo. Ex-
$200. LaBelle area. cellent condition. $65.
(863)675-1138 (863)610-0412
DINING ROOM SET, Broyhill, DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
oak, with 6 chairs, exc. children, etc. Only one sig-
cond. $300 or best offer, nature required! *Excludes
(561)914-6511 govt. fees! Call weekdays
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with 800)462-2000, ext.600.
mirror, Bassett, solid oak 8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
Never used. Asking $1000. LLC. Established 1977.
(863)532-1351 PAINT SPRAYER- Airless,
HEADBOARDS / RAILS (2): used one time, MR7, Mag-
Wiought iron, 1 king, 1 queen, num, Books, Asking $500.
exc cond. $125 or will sell or best offer. (863)697-9704
separately. 863-983-7011 WANTED: 10 HOMES To
LIVING ROOM SET: Couch, Show Off Our New Lifetime
chair & ottoman. $300. Exterior Paint. Call Now to
863-675-8141 see if your home qualifies.
LIVING SET: Sofa sleeper, Lic.#CC1111) 8 5 4 7
chair & ottoman, 2 end ta- Lic.#CBC010111)
bles & sofa table. Excellent! WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
$425/all! 863-673-5256 Direct and Save! Full Body
LOVESEAT FRAME, Custom units from $22 a month!
made, cypress, $300 FREE Color Catalog CALL
(239)340-8503 TODAY! (800)842-1305
(29)340-�3 www.np.etstan.com.
MATTRESSES (2), Queen,
Serta, brand new in plastic. ua l
$1000 for both or will separ- nItnt
ate. (863)612-5283
RECLINER, Medium gray with BANJO, Harmony 5 string,
thin blue lines. $60 Made in USA, brand new,
(863)612-9831 Labelle very pretty. $100
TV STAND- solid wood, (863)763-1521
bought at Rustic Furniture CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
$300 (863)634-7629 CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
TWIN BED- headboard, Sealy solid doors & shelf, $350 or
mattress & boxspring, bed- best offer(561)633-1371
spread, $40 (863)357-1499 PIANO: Digital, KORG, 76
WOLF COFFEE TABLE, Limit- keys. Good condition. $75.
ed edition, 2 large gray (863)763-4821
(239)34wolves.0- $200 -8503 PIANO- Kimball Spinet, Upright
(239)3408503 with bench. Good condition.
C$475. (863)763-2601


GOLF CLUBS- Complete set,
metal woods, irons, putter &
Callaway BB #1, ladies 10 BROTHER FAX/COPY MA-
clubs. $185. 863-946-3123 CHINE- in great condition,
GOLF CLUBS- Kid size, Good asking $50 (863)763-0669
condition. $20. i
(863)634-3659



HAND GUN- Taurus 9 mm. BULL MASTIFF PUPS- 4 mos
Nearly new. $400. or best old, 2m, 2f, red fawn, AKC,
offer. (863)265-0196 Vet Cert. Champ bloodline,
LLAMA PISTOL, MiniMax II, dame & sire on location
45 auto., 10 shot, 2 clips, $1200 (863)646-7329
satin chrome, like new. $400 COCKATIEL, Home bred &
neg. (863)763-7161 hand fed, very tame. $40
PISTOLS: Smith & Wesson & (863)634-8863
Winchester: 22 cal., semi au- CRITTER CAGE- for hamster
to., Shot Gun: Stevens 410 ga. or small critter, metal/plastic,
$600 will sep. (606)219-3890 w/all accessories, pd. $25,
REVOLVER 32 & 22 RIFLE- sell$12.50. (302)735-7501
asking $275 or will sell sep- FISH TANK- 55 al. Red oak
arate(502)931-8101 FISH TANK- 55 gal. Red oak
arate(502)931-8101 stand, Large filter. Ready to
RIFLE- All original Romanian go. Just needs fish. $250.
AK 47 Like new condition. Call (863)763-4098
$800. (863)467-1958 FISH TANK STAND- Wood, 2
RIFLE- Custom built AR15, doors & shelves. Fits 25 gal.
Brand new Paid $2800. tank. $20. Call
Asking $1400. (863)763-4098
(863)467-1958
(836- 18 FISH TANKS, (2), 10 gallon,
Ruger Carbine, 44 Magnum, with 9 fish & all accessories,
semi auto, old style, $450. $75. (863)675-3793
(304)667-7855
SMITH & WESSON- Highway FLOPPY EARED RABBIT, 8
SMITH & WESSONos. old, large, red &
Patrolman model 28, 357 brown. $150 includes cage,
mag, 4" bbl., target sights food, etc. (863)357-1310
$375 (937)215-0307
NETHERLAND DWARF RAB-
- s ' BIT: $15. (863)610-0843
- I I MREDBONE PUPPIES, UKC,

BOW FLEX SPORT- Great con- $200. (OBOON8E63)673-3894
edition. $400. (863)635-7616
NORDIC TRACK, Back & Su lis 0
stomach machine. $60
(863)612-9831 Labelle SUANA: Cedar, infrared, by
TREADMILL- ProForm 585, Airwall, 2 seater, like new.
Electric. Good condition Paid $3400, sacrifice $1695.
$150. (863)697-1486 302-854-6502
TREADMILL- Proform Ad-
vanced. Heart rate monitor, ..
cool air fan, cushioned deck
$475 (863)763-0625 POOL TABLE- regulation size,
WEIGHT BENCH, Dual Station rack, balls & que, $600
WEIGHT BENCH, Dual StatR , (863)983-4314 Clewiston
3 yrs. old $100.
(863)697-3211
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
it in th e r.Issifids SOUND EQUIPMENT, Profes-
sional, Optimus, Peavey,
I RCA, cassette duplicator &
more. $500 (863)763-3551
ELECTRIC COOLING FAN- SPEAKER BOXES- For 10"
24"w X 17t, 16" blade. Built speaker. Good condition.
in shroud. Works great. $40. (239)440-3327
$100. (863)697-3865
TABLE LAMPS- 3, Excellent SUB WOOFERS- 4, Memphis
nditi $30 12's in a custom ported box.
condition7 1 * . Brand new. $400. or best of-
(863)467-8681 fer. (863)634-6476



PATIO FURNITURE, Redwood, BIG SCREEN - 42", works
includes slider & 2 seatees. good, just needs a home.
$75. 863-763-6220 or $400/neg.(863)634-1220
561-629-6213 SONY XBR: 40", picture tube,
PATIO TABLE- 42"x60" & 4 with stand. $600.
chairs $100. or best offer. 863-763-1884 or697-1040
(863)467-4567
PATIO TABLE- Oval, with six
green & white stripe chairs.
150. 863-763-6220 or GENERATOR, Briggs & Strat-
561-629-6213 ton, 7350 watts, $450.
(863)697-3211
-i I CI HONDA GENERATOR- 3500
watt, good working condi-
BUZZ AROUND SCOOTER- tion, has wheels, $350 neg
Max weight 300 Ibs. Orig, (419)566-3796 cell (Okee)
cost $1395. Barely used.
$600. (863)675-6347 SPOT WELDER, with 13"
tongs, 220 amps, good con-
ELEC SCOOTER RAMP 7 1/2 edition, $225. (863)357-5754
ft, . : I ,I-J $150
(561)670 n:. ',6 TABLE SAW, 10" with stand.
HOVEROUND - elec 3 wheel $75 or best offer.
scooter, used once, like (863)674-57_____70


new, $550 (561)670-3636 TABLE SAW, Craftsman, 10",
SCOOTER- Handicap, Very with stand, $125.
good condition. $350. (863)675-7350
(239)986-0296 Immokalee WELDER, Hobart, portable,
area. 260 amp, $600
(863)634-5421


AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train
for high paying Aviation PLAY STATION II- Used. $30.
Maintenance Career. FAA ap- or best offer. (863)634-8708
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia- A I
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387. MP3 PLAYER- Samsung, 2gb,
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE (863)675-1033 125
from Home. *Medical,
'Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided. MOUNTED FISH & WILDLIFE
Financial Aid if qualified. Call older sports things, wooden
(866)858-2121 www.onli- statues,& anything interest-
nwnTidowatei lcch.coin. ing, etc (863)946-3123


I


PLATE & BALL, For goose-
neck hitch mount in bed of
truck, fits bed of Ford F350.
$250Neg(863)517-0519
RIMS, 22", 6 lug, with tires,
good condition, $1200.
863-634-4886 Iv. msg.


hricu R EGA/FL Border. Grand Opening
No Closing Costs 20 wooded
................. .... ........ . acres in GA. Coastal region. '. ;" .*--.
Christmas Trees 715 Business Places - Loaded w/ wildlife. Long rd
Farm Equipment 805 Sale 1005 frontages, utils, new survey.
Farm Feed* Products 810 Commercial Subdivision potential. Excel-
Farm Miscellaneous 815 Property - Sale 1010 lent Financing. CALL NOW ..
Farm Produce 820 Condos,' (800)898-4409X1115.
Farm Services Townhouses - Salel10o15 CLEWISTON C(
Offered 825 Farms Sale 1020 GEORGIA LAKE PROPERTIES CLEWISTON C
Farm Supplies. Houses - Sale 1025 CLOSEOUT SALE FIRST 2 Modular/Floor Plans.
Services Wanted 830 Hunting Property 1030 YRS. PAYMENTS ON US!*
Fertilizer 835 Investment Lake Access from $49,900 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre
Horses 840 Property - Sale 1035 Lakefront from $124,900 your land as down payrr
Landscaping Land - Sale 1040 Common dock, paved roads,
Supplies 845 Lots - Sale 1045 u/g utilities. 71,000 acre lake
Lawn & Garden 850 Open House 1050 on GA/ SC border. Sale Sat-
Livestock 855 Out of State . urday, March 3rd! Call for MONTURA, 14x56, Zone 2,
Poultry, Supplies 860 Property - Sale 1055 your appointment today!. 2BR/BA, plywood floors,
Seeds,'Plants/ Property Inspection1060 (888)LAKE-SALE x. 2182 stove & fridge w/axles.
Flowers 865 Real Estate Wanted 1065 *Some restrictions apply. stove & fridge w/axes.
Resort Property - Offer void where prohibited $7500 (863)902-0047
Sale 1070 by law. Terms and condi- ORTONA-3br/2baManufac-
SWarehouse Space 1075 tons subject to change with- tured home with extra Ig.
Waterfront Property 1080 out notice. master Bd, garden tub, chain
link fenced 80 xl100 lot,
Hurricane of a deal! NE Geor- 10X12 shed, screened Lanai,
FORD TRACTOR: 9-N, original, n gia's best kept secret for out- carport, concrete dr.,
great condition, $2500 firm standing lakefront property. city sewer & water, 1%2 lots
(863)467-4328 Visit us at www.lakerussell- from river. $145,000 neg.
properties.corn or call 239-438-5287
Youp next job could be in TANNING BED BUSINESS (706)213-9318.
today's classified. Did 2 Beds, 1 Booth
you look lop it? Established w/Large clientele. Lake Access Bargain 1+ D+ erain
Inventory included, new bulbs. Acres, $34,900 with FREE e i
'Hores 840 $13,000 or best offer. Motivat- Boat Slips! RARE opportunity
ed Seller. (863)885-1718 to own land on spectacular
__________ � 160,000 acre recreational
ARAB / PAINT COLT: 3 yrs. !-S lake! Mature oak & hickory, e,
Will sell for $4000 or trade park- like setting with lake Boats3005
for registered older Arab access. Paved rd, under- Bos
mare. 863-357-3369 $0 DOWN HOMES Gov't & ground utilities. Excellent f- CampersRVs 3010
Bank Foreclosures! Low or ground uie elnt Jet Skiis 3015
BAY THOROUGHBRED- Mare no down! No credit OK! Call nancin Prime erfro Marine Accessorie3020
15 yr old rideable with 4 mo Now! (800)749-2905. available. Call now Marine Miscellaneous3025
old filly. $1500. (800)74-154,X 916. Motorcycles 3030
(863)467-7295 By Owner: Clewiston, Flaghole
area, 3BR/2BA home, w/e LARGE TROUT STREAM 17 Sport Vehicles'ATVs 3035
CHILD HORSE- 10 yrs old. car garage, screened porch, ACRES- $199,900- STATE
13.2, Dapple Palomino. Very 26'x26' detached garage on ROAD FRONTAGE A very
gentle. $1100. 2.68 acres, view on own- RARE land offering over
(863)467-7295 ers.com, ID #AWP9728, 1200 feet of a large private
$319,500. Open House: trout stream. Great low rate ALUM LOWE: 14' w/ trailer.
GILDING: 4 yrs, AQHA, broke / Sat., 2/17 & Sun., 2/18, 300 financing available. Callnow, New tires & wheel bearings,
trained, roam, for 4H Club. Pine Lane, Clewiston, new to market. 15hp, merc, MK troll mtr.
$1500 neg. 954-805-5133 1pm-5pm. (863)599-0902 (877)777-4837. $2000 firm. 863-224-5017
HART GOOSENECK TRAILER, CLEWISTON- 2 unit duplex, Mid Winter Sale! Golf Home- BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
'91, 3 stalls , needs some 2/1,211A & 211B S. San sites Just $89,900. MAKE 40hp Johnson, with galva-
body work, $1800 or best Pedro, $167,000 neg. NO PAYMENTS UNTIL 2008! nized trailer $2500. or best
offer. (863)201-3492 (863)677-4473 Pristine wooded homesites. offer. (863)763-3660
Spectacular golf community. BASSTRACKER, '87, Tourna-
MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well. CLEWISTON: 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., Mountains of SC. Limited ent TX 17, Classic 50
Coggins & All Shots. Good Screened in porch, fenced in time offer. Call Merc., outboard mtr., w/trlr.,
disposition. $2000 or best of- yard, shed, well, water soften- (866)334-3253, X 1185. $2300 (863
fer. 863-675-2215 LaBelle er, A/C, Heat. $185,000.neg. (866)334-3253,1185. $2300.(863)635-5039
(863)983-6319 oremail NC Gated Lakefront Commu- BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
PAINT MARE- 3yrs old, have cmarrero54@adelphia.net nity. Pleasantly mild climate 115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
been broke, $1900 GLADES CO: 100 acre land 1.5 acres, 90 miles of shore- Good condition. $2000.
(863)697-2199 auction on 03/31/07. Owner line. Never offered before (863)902-0477
OH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter / agent brokers welcome with 20%pre-developn DEEP nt aluminum, like
broke, very sweet, gentle, www.100acreauction. com discounts, 90% financing. DEEP V: 12ft, aluminum, like
broke, very sweet, gentle, www.100acreauction.com Call (800)709-5253. new 15 hp merc, trolling mo-
$500. Call Sharon LaBelle 3/3 Down Town, Near tor, has oars and good trail-
(239)707-5423 Courthouse. Lg. rooms, Top NEW PRICE! 10+ AC- er.$1100.863-467-4328
REDNGAArea $209K or Annual Lease $299,000! UPSCALE Eques- EVINRUDE ENGINE- Outboard,
READING A $1800 Owner. 863-675-1107 trian Gated Community! 200 35 HP, good runner, all con
NEWSPAPER Moore Haven, 3BR/2BA '98 lush pastures. Paved private trols, elec. start, $500 or
HELPS YOU Redman Home on 1 acre rds, u/g utilities. 2 miles bestoffer(937)215-0307
GET INVOLVED IN +/-, new Berber carpet, 16" from HITS! Exc financing! NITRO BASS BOAT- 21' on
THE COMMUNITY tile, wood flooring, wash- Call (868)352-2249X 1156. dual axle. 175 Evin motor.
er/dryer & bathroom fixtures, Extras. $2000. or best offer.
S . fenced yard, $125,000. NORRIS LAKE PROPERTIES (863)763-6138
S// .Email for pics sam- Waterfront- #902, .77ac's
// stucki@aol.com or call Sam only $125,000 Lake view- POLAR '98- Saltwater series,
(239)633-7173 #144, 3.Sac's only $48,900 90hp Yamaha, centercon-
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui- Call Lakeside Realty @ sole, Bimini top, trolling mo-
dation Sale. 2006 MFactory Liqui- (888291-5253 or Visit tor, trIr, $6500 neg
ta wonder datn Sale. 2006 Models .lkesierea-.c. (863)6364-0164
newspaper Must Go! Modular, Mobile & www.lakesidereaitytn.com. ( )-
Meaert en Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN North Carolina Cool Mountain PONTOON BOAT, '89 Lowe,
mr- l * ^When You Own Your Own Air, Views & Streams, 18.9ft. long, trollin motor,
Land!! Call for FREE Color Homes, Cabins & Acreage. livewell, fishfinder, 50hp John-
Brochure. (800)622-2832. FREE BROCHURE son. $2000 (863)357-6709
L ST. PETERSBURG CONDOS - (800)642-5333. Realty Of STARCRAFT: Aluminum, 18ft
Resident Owned, 55+, No Murphy 317 Peachtree St. center console, 90 hp Johnson
Rentals or Pets, Many Ac- Murphy, N.C. 28906. otor & troll motor, full elec &
Ifj J 'li.I tivities/Amenities. 1 Bed- www.realtyofmurphy.com. tri. $2000 (863)763-0728
room from $55,900,2 Owner Says Sell! 36+ AC-
CHIPPER SHREDDER- Crafts- Bedrooms From $79,900, $197,000 50% BELOW Re-
CHIPPER SHREDDER- Crafts- Call Elaine King, Panache n C 5Asl ic
man, 5 hp Briggs & Straton Realty, (727)525-9018 wood1 cent Cert. Appraisal Nite CAMPER '88: Pop-up, sips 6,
engine. Good condition. (727)321-5028. luded setting. Mature stove, porta-potty, solid
$225. (863)610-0412 secluded setting.atur sides real windows, awn-s
o$225. (863)610-0412 aks & pines, abundant wild- sides w/real windows, awn-
LAWN MOWER: Craftsman, Lad-Sae 140 life, gated community. Reg- ing, $1295. (863)805-0272
rear engine, snapper, many istered survey, power & Fifth Wheel Terry, '98, 27.5',
new parts, old but runs Platt'sBluff, 5+/-ac vacant phone. Excellent financing. 13 ft. slide, $10,000 will ne-
good. $550. 863-983-7807 land (Okee City, near Kiss Must see! Call owner now gotiate. See at KOA Camp-
River) 3BR MH on-site,1/2 (866)352-2249 x. 1179. ground, Lot 40, Louisiana.
SUPER AV '49: Farmall Trac- ac. pond & 4200 sq.ft. T (570)449-5583
tor, 4 parts w/ plenty of im- house pad. Scenic, shady RARE! NATIONAL FOREST
elements. $500. lot(oaks,fruittrees). FRONTAGE & TROPHY FORD E350 '82 MOTO-
863-635-0079 See ad online @ TROUT STREAM. LARGE RHOME- good running cond.
YARD ROLLER- 2ftx4ft. www.fsbo.com/list/92114 ACREAGE PARCELS NEW under 50K, $1900 neg
$75.(863)467-9744 $200k. (863)467-1169 TO MARKET. www.National- (561)644-4840
ForestLand.com. NEAR LaBelle, 30 Ft.Furnished
L0SSouth Central Florida. Owner w/built up roof. Must be
Says Sell!! 5 Acres- moved. $1500.863-675-1891
FL LAND BARGAIN I! 67 $99,000. 50% Below Recent or (540)616-7319.(Cell)
Okeechobee Livestock ACRES Only $670,000. Certified Appraisal. Unbe- RV BOUNDER'87: 35', 41.5k
Market Sales Beautiful oaks, great pas- lievable opportunity to own 5 mi, new tires, awning & frig,
Every Monday-12pm & every tures, secluded setting. Per- acres of meadows & woods screen/rm, gen, lots ext/int stor-
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127 fect for horses! Close to in excellent location. 50% age, $8000.863-675-2339
state park & easy access St. OFF recent appraisal!! Great
Re tals Mary's River. 30 mins Jack- financing. Call now TRUCK CAMPER'94: Like new
sonville, FL. Call Now (866)352-2249,x1097. condition, self contained,
Rentals(800)898-4409x06.shower, toilet & kitchen.
| (800)898-4409x1106. VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log $3500 neg. 863-634-2362
rENT MONTURA, (2) 1.25 acre lots, cabin shell on 2 private acres
i I $37,500 each or $70,000 for near very wide trout stream -
war --we'S-wm', both. Owner financing avail, in the Galax area and New
Apartments 905 (863)983-2841 River State Park, $139,500 CARRIAGE '3: 32, 2 slides,
Business Places 910 Moore Haven River Gardens, owner (8b66)789-8535M. CGelCoat, loaded, many extras!'
Commercial 935 Watson Way, corner lot WATERFRONT BARGAINS! 1 CHEVY DURAMAX '03: 57K,
Property 915 w/trees, orange, grapefruit, TO 7 acre waterfronts in Ala- w/ PullRite attachment.
Condos,' palm, water, sewer, elec., & bama from $49,900- Boat to $52,000 total or $25,500 for
Townhouses - Rent920 is demucked. 60'x110'. Price Gulf of Mexicol Beautifully carriage. 574-215-2663
Farm Property - reduced to $45,000 or best wooded, panoramic water FIFTH WHEEL HITCH- Excel-.
Rent 925 offer. (262)994-1677 views, trophy fishing/ hunt- lent condition. $500, or best
House Rent 930 PORT LABELLE- 2 lots, North Ing. Next to state parks, offer. (863)697-0158
Land - Rent 935 side of Hwy 80. Call County road frontage, REESE SLIDER 16
Resort Property (386)776-2896 or utilities, county water. Excel- REESESLIDER 16k FIFTH
Rent 945 (907) lent financing. Must see. Call WHEEL HITCH, all reels &
Roommate 950 now (800)564-5092X527 hardware, fits any full sz.
Rooms to Rent 955 So. Central FL. Waterfront nw8)540X2 truck, $500. (863)357-1784
Storage Space - Land Sale 1 to 3 Acre from
Rent 960 $199,900 So. Cen. Fl's finest a
lakefront community. Enjoy bl e Ies
t werou man-made lakes & BOAT TRAILER: For 16 - 18
ponds in a great loc.! Gated, Ft. Boat. New bunks & paint.
CLEWISTON: private. Excellent financing. Good condition. $450.
2br/1ba,1004 Johnson Rd.$700. C now (866)352-2249 x Mobile Home- Lots 2005 (863)357-5754
Security deposit req No pets. Mobile Home-Part. 2010 .
561-996-3744 I Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
IMMOKALEE, 3BR, 2BA, near * n - - Mobile Homes - Sale 2020
Lake Trafford. Call Andrea HARLEYS- garage kept,
for more information. 40 MILE MTN VIEWS 9+/- ,. 1999 883n Hugger$4000,
RT(239)657-2779 AT m 116nn Incredible $9500 (863)634-9474
TLAELLE.48Tde National Forest and Trout KAWASAKI 600 NINJA 1995,


The public Is invited to attend this meet-
ing.
William L.Dunbar
Chairman
193276 CB/CGS 2/22/07


SACRES Sherri Enfinger, Manager *www.gilbert-golfcars.com
UNTRY ACRES 863763-6434
From $79,900 & up, 315S.PanottAvenue*OkeechobeeFL34974
& 1/4 available or use
lent. Financing available. Ef , i *nM s.


SUZUKI OZARK 250, '02, 4
wheeler, garaged, runs like
new, turn key ready, $2400
neg. (863)697-9884



Damon, 1999: 21 ft., never
traveled, kept under roof in
LaBelle, Must See! $6500.
239-633-2159
NOMAD- '92, 32', New FL/rm,
Furnished. Lot #19 on Canal
in Fijian Park. $6500. Neg.
Cell# 765-617-0015
PULL TRAILER: 30ft, good
cond, new fridge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $2500.
863-467-9621


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailerse 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars
from $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's &
more! For Listings Call
(800)425-1730 x2384.
BMW 5351- '86, Brand new
18" chrome rims. Needs new
alternator. $2500.
(561)983-3811
CADILLAC DEVILLE '90, Runs,
needs minor work, $400 or
best offer. (863)763-4333
CAMARO Z28 '80: all original,
350 auto, power windows.
Great restoration project. $1200
(863)634-6601 Ivmsg.
CHEVY CAVALIER '97- must
sell, great condition, cold
AC, $2400 or best offer
(863)357-3369
CHRYSLER LEBARON- '92,
Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
DODGE NEON 1997, 50 K mis.
$2500 or best offer.
(863)674-3314 LaBelle area.
FORD ESCORT 1995 Wagon,
Runs very good. $1400
(863)675-7758/234-9097
Ford T-Bird '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88: excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
HUNTING BUGGY: 1984 Ford
F150 Deck Buggy, excellent
condition. $2500 firm.
863-655-3436




BOB CAT ATTACHMENT, ATI
Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
Duty. Like new. Asking $850
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee
CONST. SCAFFOLD- 2 story,
with trailer, $1200 neg
(863)763-3451



CHEVY SUBURBAN '89, 350,
auto., 4" lift, 36" Super
Swampers. $2500 or best
offer. (772)370-0776
DODGE DURANGO '98-4x4,
SLT, some body damage,
can be repaired, runs great
$4000 (863)509-3446
DODGE RAM CHARGER- '86,
V-8, 360, 4x4, Very good
condition, $2500.
(863)634-5421
JEEP CJ5 '81, 4 cyl., 4 spd.,
soft top & doors. $1700 or
best offer (772)370-0776



CLUB CAR '03, 48 volt, lights,
mirrors & windshield. $2500
(863)675-3499



CHEVY TRANSMISSION
4L80E, $200.
863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
CHEVY TRANSMISSION-
Granny, 4 speed, flywheel,
clutch & bell housing, $450
(863)697-3895
FRAME MOUNT TRAILER
HITCH, Trailer weight limit,
3500 Ibs. $75
(863)467-0560
HOOD: Fits 80's - 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371


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rede havemore funt



CHEVY LUMINA 93 Van, 3.1,
Runs good. $1600
(863)675-7758/234-9097
CHEVY LUMINA VAN '94,
3.1L, runs good, $1500 or
best offer. (863)447-5213
anytime
DODGE CARAVAN 1994,
$1200. or best offer.
(863)674-3314 LaBelle area
DODGE CARAVAN, '93, blue,
auto, a/c, new tires, brakes
& battery, 185k mi., $1300
or best offer. (863)885-1026
TOYOTA PREVIA VAN- '91,
Good running condition.
$800. If Interested, call
863-610-1266. Van in Okee.


Public Notices

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE OF MEETING
The Barron Water Control District Board
of Supervisors will conduct a Board of
Supervisors' Meeting at 10:00 am on
Thursday, March 8, 007 at the office
of the District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace,
Port LaBelle, Florida.
The purpose of this meeting will be for
the Board to consider the passing of
resolutions authorizing staff to proceed
with eminent domain action to obtain
easements over certain parcels of
property located In Glades and Hendry
Counties within the boundaries of the
District.
This meeting Is open to the public.
Mark Colbert, Chairman
192192 CB/CGS 2/22;03/01/07
NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that on
03/03/2007 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1043

Caries Santiago K-39
Sofa, mattresses, window AC
Bonnie Worth W-12
Sofa, love seat & misc. items
Joseph Peters K-37
Furniture, misc. items
VaneraldaPlineda B-8
TV, headboard, footboard, fishing poles
191917CGS 2/16,22/07


CHEV 1 TON '92- with Reading
Utility body, low miles, runs
great, $3500 neg.,
(863)763-4149
CHEVY S10 '02: 6cil, ac, new
front end tires, toolbox. Ask-
ing $6500. 386-559-0537
CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 '98:
Extended cab, 350, V8, auto,
w/ tow pkg, all pwr, am/fm,
cd. $4800. 863-677-3100
CHEVY STEPSIDE, '97, runs
great, red, 114k mi., lots of
extras, $5500 or best offer.
(863)357-0516
CHEVY SUBURBAN, '95, 4
whl. dr., exc. cond., 90k mi.,
one owner, new tires,
$6000. (812)989-3022
DODGE 1500 QUAD CAB
'2005: V8, 16k mi, exc, fully
loaded. A must see truck!
$19,000. 863-763-3286
DODGE DAKOTA '06: 4WD,
Laramie, silver, loaded.
"Ready to tow" behind a mo-
tor home. Blue ox hitch
adaptor, M&G air brake sys-
tem, awesome telescoping
tailgate ramp for easy load-
ing of motorcycle, air bag
leveling. 6500 mi, over $35k
invested. Must sell. $23,900
negotiable. 239-898-6396
DODGE RAM 150 PU '91- new
paint & tires, $2500 or best
offer (863)467-7520
DODGE RAM 1500 MAG., '96,
AC, pwr steering & brakes,
auto overdrive, tow pkg, good
cond. $2500. 863-674-0467
FORD F350 1990 Dually, 360
engine, gas, single cab.
$1500 Firm. (863)763-3451
NISSAN FRONTIER '02- V6,
auto, 2wd, 40K mi., cold air,
new tires, grey cloth interior
$12000 (863)697-6077
TRUCK CAP: For Ford Ranger
pickup, side entries. $150.
863-635-0079



JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, '98,
Limited Ed., 4x4, 5.21, 99k
mi., $5000. (863)763-5372
JEEP PICKUP,.'90, needs mi-
nor rear end repair & battery,
4300. (863)467-5401 or
(772)-359-2923



TOW DOLLY-'04, Like new:
Good tires & straps.:Pflld "&n
looks good. $800. or best
offer. (863)697-9704
READING A NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU GET
INVOLVED IN THE
COMMUNITt


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Thursday, February 22, 2007


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 06-938-CA
UCN: 282006CA000938XXXXXXO
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUS-
TEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES
2005-FF6.
Plaintiff
vs.
JEREMY D. MILLIREN; SAMANTHA A.
MILLIREN; FIRST FRANKLIN FINAN-
CIAL CORP.; PORT LA BELLE UNIT
FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNERS AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT
TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TI-
TLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order or Summary Final Judgment
of foreclosure dated Jan. 31, 2007,
and entered in Case No. 06-938-CA
UCN: 282006CA000938XXXXXX of the
Circuit Court in and for Hendry County,
Flodrida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI
TRUST SERIES 2005-FF6 Is Plaintiff
and JEREMY 0. MILLIREN; SAMAN-
THA A. MILLIREN; FIRST FRANKLIN
FINANCIAL CORP.; PORT LA BELLE
UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO: 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED ODE-
FENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAV-
ING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash on the Sec-
onds Floor in front of the Main Clerk's
Office at the Hendry County Court-
house, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue,
LaBelle, FL 33935 at Hendry County,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 21st day
of March, 2007, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 12, BLOCK 2172 OF PORT LA
BELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIOA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IlNTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE,
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Court at 863-675-5201, fax
863-675-5238 within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this Notice; if
EotIEU .r I. L li lh: i f'Jnnll' n'nl' 5:.,: I,

BARBARA BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By:I/s/Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
191914 COS 2/15,22/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
,,,STATErOF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING
coRe,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 07-CA-11
HARVEY L: RICHARDSON; RONNIE
MCKEEHAN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF RONNIE MCKEEHAN; JULIE
MCKEEHAN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JULIE MCKEEHAN; IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTS), IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, OEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS); AMERICAN
GENERAL HOME EQUITY; INC.;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENT-
LY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTS);
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: HARVEY L RICHARDSON; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS)
Whose residence are/is unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plainiffs attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon,
within thirty days of the first publica-
tion of this Notice,the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 12, RE-SUBDIVISION OF TRACT 1
AND 1A BUCKHEAD RIDGE ACRES
UNIT NO.1 IN SECTION 35, TOWN-
SHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 4 EAST, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
127, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA,
To Include a:
2000 SKYLINE, VIN 9P610456MA and
80235022
2000 SKYLINE, VIN 9P610456MB and
80235088
NK/A
12 BASS ST. BHR
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
I you fall to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plalntiff;s attorney, a default will been-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded In the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at GLADES County this 7th day of
February, 2007 '
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Actof 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no lter
than seven 7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearingImpaired,
please call (800)965-9771 ITDD) or
[800)9BS8770 (voice), ia Florida
Relay Service.
Law Office of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm DOve
Tampa, F 33619-1328
Tel (813)915-8660
Fax (813)915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
193233 CGS 2/22; 3/1/07
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
The governing Board of the Port LaBelle
Community Development District has
scheduled a Mission and Vision work-
shop for March 1 ,2007, at 6:30 PM at
the ODistrict office located at 3293 Dell-
wood Terrace, Port LaBelle.


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Comcast announces the following changes to the channel lineup effective March 21,
2007 for customers in the communities of Belle Glade / Pahokee, Clewiston, and
each of its surrounding areas:
ESPN Deportes will be launched on the Comcast en Espanol Tier channel 464.
Cine Mexicano will be launched on the Comcast en Espanol Tier channel 477.
Venemovies will be launched on the Comcast en Espanol Tier channel 478.
Toon Disney en Espanol, channel 470, is no longer being offered by our provider
and will be dropped. However, Toon Disney (Primary English) will be added to
channel 470, The SAP feature can be used to access the Toon Disney program-
ming that is available in Spanish.
Effective March 1,2007, MTV Hits will change its name to Urge TV.
Attention Comcast customers in the Clewiston area: Effective March 27, 2007,
WLTV UNIV - 23 Miami), Broadcast Basic channel 22, and Univision, Expanded Ba-
sic channel 38 will be dropped. WUVF (UNIV - 2 Ft. Myers-Naples) will be added on
Broadcast Basic channel 22.
Attention Comcast customers in the Moore Haven area: Effective March 27, 2007,
Univision, Broadcast Basic channel 5, will be dropped. WUVF (UNIV - 2 Ft. Myers-
Naples) will be added on Broadcast Basic channel 5.
GENERAL INFORMATION:
After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service or a rate increase, within 30 days of
the actual change, you may adjust your level of service without incurring additional
one-time charges for changing services. Otherwise, changes in the services you re-
ceive at your request may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on
the annual rate card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related
costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk
rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply.
Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are
subject to change. Services subject to Comcasrs standard terms and conditions of
service Non-Standard video installation will be charged the Hourly Service Charge
for the amount of time needed to complete the install. Commercial and premium in-
stallatons are priced separately. Certain franchise agreements may define standard
installation differently. In such instances, the franchise agreement controls. Depend-
ing on levels of service or programming taken, additional equipment and installation
charges may apply. For example, certain services are available separately or as part
of other levels of service and may require a converter or other equipment to receive
the service. Basic Service must be purchased in order to subscribe to any other op-
tional video service or tier of video services. Not all services are available in all are-
as.
Iou have any questions or concerns, please call us at 1-888-683-1000.
193317 CGS 2/22/07

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FLORIDA SMALL CITIES CDBG GRANT PROGRAM
The City of Clewlston is soliciting proposals and/or letters for professional consult-
ing services to administer FFY 2006 Community Development Block Grant CDBG)
from the Florida Small Cities CDBG program in the area of Economic Development.
Administrative services will cover all aspects of grant administration from grant
award to close-out. Various administrative functions will include, but not be limited
to, environmental assessment, requests for funds, project oversight, monitoring of
project, etc. Proposals will be evaluated upon a total of 100 points as follows: (1)
Experience administering CDBG grants - 20 points; (2) Availability/Management of
Staff Involved with this Proect - 15 points; (3) Ability to Commence Services and
Complete Services within Time Perimeters - 20 points; (4) Past References with Lo-
calt Governments - 25 points; (5) Familiarity with State and Federal CDBG Regula-
tions - 10 points; (6) Minority Business Enterprise - 5 points and (7) Fee - 5 points.
The City proposes to award a contract for grant administration to the providers)
whose proposals) are deemed most advantageous to the City subject to the nego-
tiation of fair and reasonable compensation consistent with industry standards. he
City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. The City accepts no respon-
sibility for expense of preparing or delivering proposals to the City. Proposals not
reaching the City by the deadline will not be opened and will not be eligible for
evaluation.
In compliance with section 287.017, Florida Statutes, for Public Entity Crimes, no
person or affiliate on the convicted vendors list may, for a period of 36 months after
being placed on the convicted vendors list (1) submit a bid on a contract or request
for proposals; (2) be awarded or perform work as a contractor, supplier, subcon-
tractor or consultant. The City of Clewiston shall not accept any bid from, award
any contracts to, or transact any business with any person or affiliate in excess of
utes, for a period of 36 months from the date the person or affiliate was placed on
the convicted vendors list.
The City of Clewiston will accept review and evaluate proposals and may require
erba presentations prior to final selection. Questions andinquiries should be di-
rected to Mr. Wendell Johnson, City Manager, at 863-983-1484.
Six (6) copies of the proposal and/or letter of intent, executed, shall be delivered no
latersthan 300 p.m. on March 9,2007.
All packets shall be sealed and marked: CDBG PROPOSAL
TO:
Mr. Wendell Johnson
City Manager
City of Clewiston
115 West Ventura Avenue
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Equal Opportunity Employer
193538 CGS 2/22/07

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
PAHOhEE WATER CONTROL DISTRITr
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i.i i Ui:. T i, i nr. r .n :0ji): rmir liii , cog .u(n ,]uie ii ..5 oill be r lir .,lr ir,
ir .r , , . L.1 l':i .... i , ] ,, to: , *.i . , \J bt i L. I I. 1 j, PA" T, B. .Jl
County, Florida, on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at 9:00 o'clock In the forenoon
for the purpose of:
1 .Electing one Supervisor for term of three (3) years.
2.Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as
the landowners may determine; and
3.Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
By:/s/Kenneth McDuffie
193 VItt2/22;3/1/07

ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Florida
Conservancy District, is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at 11:00
A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm
Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of:
.Electinp one Supervisor for term of three (3) years.
2.Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as
the landowners may determine; and
3.Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record Includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeals made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
By:/s/ Fritz Stein, Jr.
1932RAT 22;3/1/0o7

ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Shore
Drainage District, is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at 10:30 A.M.,
at the office of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach
County, Florida, forthe purpose of:
1.Electing one Supervisorforaterm ofthree (3) years.
2.Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as
the landowners may determine; and
3.Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record Includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeals made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
By:/s/BazilK. Anderson
10g32ME223/1/0o7

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000080/BF01186
PUMP STATIONS G-370 & G-372 HURRICANE ROOF REPAIRS,
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, for
Pump Stations G-370 & G-372 Hurricane Root Repairs, Palm Beach County, FL
on Tuesday, March 0 20, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted
bids will be opened and publicly read. Project consists of repairing existing GAF Ma-
terials Corp. modified bituminous sheet rooting systems, sheet metal flashing &
trim, lightning protection system & painting.
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2007"
at 10:00 as m at SFWMD STA 3/4 Contruction Village, US Highway 27. For direc-
tigns call: Faye McDavid at (561) 686-8800 x 7370 or (561) 261-3852. Site vista
will immediately Ifllow. All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request
for Bidders (RFB). Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB
by downloading it for free at www .sfmilogyo purchasing a set for $29.00 at the
above address, by calling.(561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE
600-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the
statu of is solcltation can be obtained at our web site - www.sfwmd.gov.
192604 CGS 2/22/07


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday. February 22 2007 at 500
cM. at The Greentree South Commu-
nity Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County.
The purpose of the meeting Is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Commissioners
of the Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc.
will hold a
a Special Board Meeting
on
Thursday, February 28,2007
at 5:30 RM.
at the Administrative Office of the
Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc.
465 Friend Terrace
Pahokee,FL 33476
193375 CGS 2/22/07

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SFWMD divers face underwater dangers


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA,
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
CONSECO FINANCE CORP. F/K/A
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL CORR
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 07-53-CA
DAVID L. HALLBACK; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DAVID L. HALLBACK;
LISA C HALLBACK; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LISA C. HALLBACK; IF
LIVING,INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTS) IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEE, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, T THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S), WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LEINORS, OR TRUSTEE
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST DE-
FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DAVID L. HALLBACK; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID L. HALL-
BACK; LISA C. HALLBACK; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LISA C. HALL-
BACK; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTS), IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINSTTHE
NAMED DEFENDANTS)
Whose residence are/is unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiffs attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon,
within thirty days of the first publica-
tion of this Notlce,the nature of this
proceeding being asut fror foreclosure
of mortgage heagastthe following de-
scribed property, to wit:
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4
OFTHE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OFTHE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST
1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44
SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS
LOT 3558 MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVI-
SION.
To include a:
1995 ANNI, VIN 10L24383U and
69267241
1995 ANNI, VIN 1024383X and
69267242
AKi/A
469 BALD CYPRESS AVE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
If you fail to file your answer orrwritten
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintifRs attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded In the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 5th day
of February, 2007
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Debbie Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (en7) days priorto the pro-
ceedings. If hearing Impaired,
please call (800)955-9771 (TDD) or
00)9558770 (voice), via FlorIda
Relay Service.
Law Office of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, Fl 33619-1328
Tel (813)915-8660
Fax (813)915-0559
Attorney or Plaintiff
192301 CGS 2/15,22/07
IN THE CIRCUITOFTHE 2OTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
HSBC BANK USA, N.A. as Trustee for the
registered holders of Renaissance
Home Equity Loan Trust 2006-1,
Plaintiff
vs Case #: 07 06 CA
Rainee Dawn Landry; Marc T. Helfrich;
Carlos Roberto Galvex; Cheryl Dennise
Galvez; Hendry County;p Country Vil-
lage Property Owners' Association,
Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession
#1; Unknown Parties In Possession
#2; f Living, And All Unknown Parties
Claiming By, Through, Under and
Against the Above Named Defen-
dant(S) Who Are Not Known To Be
Dead or Alive, Whether Said Unknown
Parties May Claim An Interest As
si.u -. H,.,,. Devisees, Grantees,
:,h ijrr'i LIjihT3-U ;
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: Garios Roberto Galvex
Residence unknown, If living, including
any unknown spouse of the said De-
fendants, If either has remarried and if
either or both of said Defendants are
dead, their respective unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, credi-
tors, ienors, and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through, under or
against the named Defendant(s); and
the aforementioned named Defen-
dant(s) and such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defendants and such
of the aforementioned unknown Defen-
dants as may be Infants, incompetents
or otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion has been'commenced to foreclose
a mortgage on the following real prop-
erty, lying and being and situated In
Hendry County, Florida, more parlcu-
lariy described as follows:
LOT 6, BLOCK 4, PORT LABELLE HOLI-
DAY PARK, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY FLORIDA
more commonly known as 2008 Steam-
boat Circle, Labelle, FL 33935
This action has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, if any, upon
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, Attorneys for
Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North
Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Ra-
ton, FL 33431, within thirty (30) days
after the first publication o1 this notice
Mar. 29,2007 and fite the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney or Imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded In the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on the 12th day of Feb., 2007. '
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Circuit and County Courts
By:/S/Carol White
193465 COS 2/22/07 & 3/1/07

The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors wil conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, March 1st at 12:00 p.m. in the
Conference Room at the Hendry
County Health Dept, 325 Praot Blvd.,
LaBelle, Floida.
193449 CGS 2/22/07


WEST PALM BEACH - Diver
technicians who work for South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) face unusual
risks to complete repairs.
Descending into the tea dark
waters of a shallow marsh,
maintenance divers with the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District are never quite cer-
tain what they'll find.
American alligators are a fre-
quently foul tempered obstacle
to repairs on culverts, spillways,
gates and the like, but occasion-
ally there are other nasty surpris-
es. Each of the divers has stories
to tell.
Doug Updike remembers
moving ropes, one of which
turned out to be a water snake.
James Binns was asked to help
recover a drowning victim near
a boat lock. Then there was the
time an alligator attacked the
team's remotely operated
underwater camera. Those haz-
ards are in addition to the nor-
mal risks posed by rocks, metal
parts and equipment designed
to be part of a functioning water
structure.
"Sometimes you'll be on the
job and big things will bump
into you," said Mr. Binns. "You
don't know if it's a gator or
what. It can get scary."
It was just another day on the
job for the tight-knit crew when
they set up recently at one of the
District's created wetlands to
install water flow monitors.
Trappers had to remove two alli-
gators, each about 6 feet long,
before the divers could begin
work.
Normal for these men means
handling power tools in water
where visibility is 4 inches to 6
inches on a good day, great
camouflage for more unseen
alligators. Moving carefully
through culverts and cold canals
dressed in a cumbersome,
orange dry suit and full-face
mask isn't a glamorous job. Yet
work the team does is a critical
part of the District's Everglades
restoration and flood control
efforts.
"At one time or another, I
guess we've been all over the
district," said Updike, a structure
maintenance technician who
has been diving on the job for 30
years.
The crew is doing more dives
these days, as often as three
days a week, with work often
done in the District's created
wetlands like Stormwater Treat-
ment Area I-W, said Duane
Smith, the team's professional
supervisor.
Throughout the District there
are 10 structure maintenance
technicians qualified to dive in
and around spillways, gates, cul-
verts, canals, stormwater treat-
ment areas and other water
structures. Each is certified to
dive in open water, dark water,
with limited visibility and using a
surface air supply. On days they
aren't diving, they do surface
related repairs to the same
structures.
The flow meters installed on


"We've all been to some
of the best training
that you can get in
Florida. We're pretty
secure that when we're
diving the people up
top are looking out for
our interest."
- Doug Updike,
structure maintenance
technician

their recent dive will help Dis-
trict scientists determine how
effectively the created wetland,
or stormwater treatment area, is
working to remove phosphorus
from water headed to the South-
ern Everglades.
The Florida Everglades was
once a vibrant, free-flowing river
of grass that provided clean
water from Lake Okeechobee to
Florida Bay. The Florida legisla-
ture, Florida Governor Charlie
Crist and the District have com-
mitted $3.3 billion toward the
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan.
Stormwater treatment areas,
or created wetlands, are an
important part of that plan.
Overall, 40,000 acres of
stormwater treatment areas in
South Florida are dedicated to
phosphorus removal. The nutri-
ent is found in stormwater
runoff from urban lawns, pas-
tures and fields. Too much can
harm the Everglades, promoting
over-growth of invasive and
non-native plant species.
Stormwater Treatment Area
1-W covers 6,670 acres. From
May 2005 to April 2006, it
removed 18.2 metric tons of
phosphorus from 137,890 acre
feet of water. One acre-foot of
water could fill about 22 above-
ground swimming pools.
It takes about two weeks for
one drop of water to flow
through the stormwater treat-
ment area, and it leaves carrying
significantly less phosphorus.
Installing the flow meters,
shoebox sized black boxes, is a
labor intensive process for the
divers. The culverts, each six feet
wide, must be checked for alliga-
tors by a remote camera before
divers enter the water. Line ten-
ders must guide the divers' air
and communications lifelines
over rocks as they enter the
water, and everyone is on stand-
by in case of an emergency.
Chris Holling, another main-
tenance diver, was operating the
intercom from the equipment
trailer as divers installed the
monitors.
"Doug? You got it all lined up
and good to go?" Mr. Holling
leaned into the intercom to ask,
keeping constant track of his
team's progress and safety as
they worked.
Knowing that someone is
always on deck listening for
everything from equipment
troubles to changes in a diver's
breathing adds to the confi-


Rocky Wise, in foreground, waits to be handed power tools
needed to install water flow monitors inside a culvert gripped
by Doug Updike. The two men are structure maintenance
technicians and divers with the South Florida Water Man-
agement District.


dence level of these experienced
maintenance divers. Everyone
on the team takes turns doing
the work underwater.
"We've all been to some of


the best training that you can get
in Florida," said Mr. Updike.
"We're pretty secure that when
we're diving the people up top
are looking out for our interest."


SFWMD to hold Water Shortage Workshop


LAKE OKEECHOBEE - With
persistent dry conditions and
water restrictions still in effect,
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District Okeechobee and
Palm Beach County Service Cen-
ters invite the Lake Okeechobee
Business Community to a spe-
cial Water Shortage.Workshop
to be held on Thursday, Feb. 22,
from 6 until 9 p.m. The work-


shop will be held at the John
Boy Auditorium, 1200 South
W.C. Owen Blvd. in Clewiston.
Marina owners, bait shop own-
ers, fishing guides, campground
operators and other recreation-
based businesses are encouraged
to attend to learn more about and
discuss the current water shortage
and to learn more about the
Aquatic Plant Management Pro-


gram on Lake Okeechobee.
Information on water short-
age conditions and water conser-
vation will be provided. A mete-
orological outlook, an update on
Lake Okeechobee levels, infor-
mation on proactive environ-
mental recovery efforts and
Aquatic Plant Management Pro-
gram will also be provided and a
Q & A session will be held.


Representatives from the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
University of Florida/Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences and
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission.
For more information or driving
directions call or email Missie Bar-
letto at: (863) 462-5260, Ext. 3006
or mbarlett@sfwmd.gov


Federal aid programs for Disaster Recovery


Following is a summary of
key federal disaster aid programs
that can be, made available as
needed and warranted under
President Bush's major disaster
declaration issued for Florida.
Assistance for Affected Indi-
viduals and Families Can Include
as Required:
* Rental payments for tem-
porary housing for those whose
homes are unlivable. Initial
assistance may be provided for
up to three months for home-
owners and at least one month
for renters. Assistance may be
extended if requested after the
initial period based on a review
of individual applicant require-
ments. (Source: FEMA funded
and administered.)
* Grants for home repairs
and replacement of essential
household items not covered by
insurance to make damaged
dwellings safe, sanitary and
functional. (Source: FEMA fund-
ed and administered.)
* Grants to replace personal
property and help meet medical,
dental, funeral, transportation
and other serious disaster-relat-
ed needs not covered by insur-
ance or other federal, state and
charitable aid programs.


(Source: FEMA funded at 75
percent of total eligible costs; 25
percent funded by the state.)
* Unemployment payments
up to 26 weeks for workers who
temporarily lost jobs because of
the disaster and who do not
qualify for state benefits, such as
self-employed individuals.
(Source: FEMA funded; state
administered.)
* Low-interest loans to cover
residential losses not fully com-
pensated by insurance. Loans
available up to $200,000 for pri-
mary residence; $40,000 for per-
sonal property, including renter
losses. Loans available up to
$1.5 million for business proper-
ty losses not fully compensated
by insurance. (Source: U.S.
Small Business Administration.)
* Loans up to $1.5 million for
small businesses that have suf-
fered disaster-related cash flow
problems and need funds for
working capital to recover from
the disaster's adverse economic
impact. This loan in combina-
tion with a property loss loan
cannot exceed a total of $1.5
million. (Source: U.S. Small
Business Administration.)
* Loans up to $500,000 for,
farmers, ranchers and aquacul-


ture operators to cover produc-
tion and property losses, exclud-
ing primary residence. (Source:
Farm Service Agency, U.S. Dept.
of Agriculture.)
* Other relief programs: Cri-
sis counseling for those trauma-
tized by the disaster; income tax
assistance for filing casualty
losses; advisory assistance for
legal, Veterans benefits and
social security matters.
Assistance for the State and
Affected Local Governments
Can Include as Required:
* Payment of not less than 75
percent of the approved costs
for hazard mitigation projects
undertaken by state and local
governments to prevent or
reduce long-term risk to life and
property from natural or techno-
logical disasters. (Source: FEMA
funded, state administered.)
How to Apply for Assistance:
* Those in the counties des-
ignated for assistance to affected
residents and business owners
can begin the disaster applica-
tion process by registering
online at http://www.fema.gov
or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA
(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)
for the hearing and speech
impaired. The toll-free tele-


phone numbers are available
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local
time) Monday through Sunday
until further notice. Applicants
registering for aid should be pre-
pared to provide basic informa-
tion about themselves (name,
permanent address, phone
number), insurance coverage
and any other information to
help substantiate losses.
* Application procedures for
local governments will be
explained at a series of
federal/state applicant briefings
with locations to be announced
in the affected area by recovery
officials. Approved public repair
projects are paid through the
state from funding provided by
FEMA and other participating
federal agencies.
FEMA manages federal
response and recovery efforts
following any national incident,
initiates mitigation activities and
manages the National Flood
Insurance Program. FEMA
works closely with state and
local emergency managers, law
enforcement personnel, fire-
fighters and other first respon-
ders. FEMA became part of the
U.S. Department of Homeland
Security on March 1,2003.


Submitted photo
An American alligator is pulled from the water near a culvert
where members of the South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict dive team plan to install water flow monitors.


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At the movies
Moviegoers smile and laugh as they watch the fun movie "Ice Age: The Meltdown" during
Central Elementary's recent Movie Night. Teachers in the back were busy serving pop-
corn, sno-cones and refreshments!


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Honor rollers
Central Elementary Principal Mrs. Springfield and the Kindergarten teachers congratulate
the Kindergarten students on achieving "A/B" Honor Roll Status for the second quarter.


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In recognition
Central Elementary Principal Mrs. Springfield and the 1st grade teachers congratulate the
first graders on achieving "A/B" Honor Roll Status for the second quarter.


January 2007 was the warmest on record


ASHVILLE, N.C. - The com-
bined global land and ocean sur-
face temperature was the highest
for any January on record, accord-
ing to scientists at the Nation
Oceanagraphic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) National
Climatic Data Center in Asheville,
N.C. The most unusually warm
conditions were in the mid- and
high-latitude land areas of the
Northern Hemisphere. In the con-
tiguous United States, the monthly
mean temperature was near aver-
age in January.
Global Temperatures
The combined global land and
ocean surface temperature was
1.53 degrees F warmer than the
20th century average of 53.6
degrees F for January based on pre-
liminary data, surpassing the previ-
ous record set in 2002 at 1.28
degrees F above the average. Last
month's record was greatly influ-
enced by a record high land-surface
temperature, which was 3.40
degrees F warmer than average.
Separately, the global ocean-surface
temperature was fourth warmest in
the 128-year series, approximately
0.1 degrees F cooler than the record
established during the very strong El
Niflo episode in 1998.
A moderate El Nifio episode that
began in September 2006 contin-
ued into January but weakened
during the month. The presence of
El Niflo, along with the continuing
global warming trend, contributed
to the record warm January. Month-
ly mean temperatures morethan 8
degrees F above average covered
large parts of Eastern Europe and
much of Russia, and temperatures
more than 5 degrees F above aver-
age were widespread in Canada.
The unusually warm conditions
contributed to the 2nd lowest Janu-
ary snow cover extent on record for
the Eurasian continent.
During the past century, global
surface temperatures have
increased at a rate near 0.11
degrees F per decade, but the rate
of increase has been three times
larger since 1976, or 0.32 degrees F
per decade, with some of the
largest temperature increases
occurring in the high latitudes of
the Northern Hemisphere.
U.S. Temperatures
The average January tempera-
ture for the contiguous U.S. was
31.8 degrees F or 0.9 degrees F
above the 20th century average of
30.9 degrees F based on prelimi-
nary data. In the central and east-
ern U.S., the pattern of spring-like
temperatures that began late
December, continued during the
first two weeks of the year. For the
month, 29 states were warmer
than average east of the Mississippi.
River and in the northern High
Plains. Alaska also was warmer
than average at 0.9 degrees F above
the 1971-2000 mean.
The same upper-level wind pat-
tern responsible for the warmer-
than-average temperatures in the
east, brought colder-than-average
temperatures to the southern
Plains and much of the West in Jan-
uary. Hundreds of daily low tem-
perature records were either tied or


broken during a mid-January cold
outbreak that extended snowfall as
far south as Arizona and southern
California. Below-average temper-
atures had spread across much of
the country by the end of the
month.
The warmer-than-average tem-
peratures in the eastern half of the
nation helped reduce residential
energy needs for the nation as a
whole. Using the Residential Ener-
gy Demand Temperature Index


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that the nation's residential energy
demand was approximately 3 per-
cent lower than what would have
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conditions for the month. This was
much less than the estimated 20
percent temperature-related reduc-
tion in residential energy demand
that occurred during the record
warm January last year.


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Top honors
Central Elementary Principal Mrs. Springfield and the Kindergarten teachers congratulate
the Kindergarten students on achieving "A" Honor Roll Status for the second quarter.




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