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Title: The Clewiston news
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Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: May 10, 2007
Publication Date: 1928-
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At a Glance

County Fair Board
plans benefit
The Hendry County Fair
Board is holding a benefit bar-
beque for Allison Barnes. Alli-
son was injured in a four-wheel-
er accident and has numerous
medical bills. The benefit will
take place on Saturday, May 12,
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Hendry County Fair Ground.
The dinner will consist of pork
steak, baked potato, green
beans, roll, drink and dessert.
Tickets will be $10 per plate.
Please see Cecila at Central Ele-
mentary School or Sherry at
Clewiston High School or go by
Common Grounds to purchase
tickets. Anyone who would like
more information or wants to
make a donation can call Sherry
at (863) 228-2958 or Chris at
(863) 228-0836.
Shotgun
drawing benefit
A drawing benefit is being
sponsored for Jacklyn Atkin-
son, 17.years old, who has been
diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's
Lymphoma. Jacklyn is the
daughter of David and Jennifer
Atkinson. Tickets are being sold
for a 12 gauge Browning auto-
matic Gold Fusion shotgun for
$5 each or five for $20 and are
available at True Value Hard-
ware on East Sugarland High-
way. The drawing will be held
on June 2.
Class of'97
10-year reunion
We left as the Class of '97,
full of dreams and ambitions.
Now, ten years later, we will
come back together to see
what paths our lives have
taken. Please join. us for some
good food, fun and laughter as
we plan our next chapter.
The Class of '97 will be hold-
ing its 10-year reunion on Friday,
May 25 and Saturday, May 26.
Several events are planned in
conjunction with the reunion,
including a get-together at the
Tiki bar, a barbeque and a din-
ner at the country club.
For more information, con-
tact Heather Spry-Vallejo at
228-1491, or send an e-mail to
Ivania Escobar, ivaniaesco
bar@yahoo.com.
Scout pack to meet
Cub Scout Pack 922 meets
on Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in
the Parish Hall of St. Margaret
Catholic Church (208 North
Deane Duff Avenue). We wel-
come ALL boys from first
through fifth grades. We're
what scouting is all about! Call
(561), 723-6753 with questions.
Applications can also be found
at the Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce.
Local author
visits library
Barbara Oehlbeck will be
autographing copies of her
new book "Mama - Root, Hog
or Die" at the Clewiston Library
on May 15 at 5:30 p.m. She will
read excerpts from this new
work. Patrick Smith, author of
"A Land Remembered" says,
"Mama is a fascinating book
that grabs your heart, mind,
and soul and never lets go....."
Refreshments will be served.

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Tax 'relief' could hurt county


Property tax
'roll-back' could mean
reduction of funds

By Patty Brant,
Ideybis Gonzalez and
Jose Zaragoza
HENDRY COUNTY - The
Florida Legislature will continue to
struggle with property tax reform
and has scheduled a special ses-


sion to take up the issue again
June 12-22.
The bottom line for Florida,
and Hendry County, is unknown.
With no shortage of ideas on how
to reform property taxes, the issue
is a confusing one.
Governor Crist, the Florida Sen-
ate and House of Representatives
each put forth a plan but the Legis-
lature has yet to come to enough
of a consensus to pass one.
Hendry County Attorney Mark
Lapp has been studying the issue
for months and has determined


some of the "good" and "less
good" proposals, as they would
affect Hendry County.
What to do with Homestead
Exemption is one of the big stick-
ing points, according to Mr. Lapp,
along with portability of Save Our
Homes - the 3 percent increase
annual cap on primary dwelling
taxes and various proposed roll
back rates.
The House plan - rolling back
millage to 2001 levels with exemp-
tions for fiscally constrained coun-
ties - would not hurt Hendry Coun-


Brown Sugar Festival: Events draw crowd


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Ashley Stephens, who was visiting from Sarasota, enjoyed herself at the Brown Sugar
Festival on Saturday, May 5 in Harlem. Ashley smiles in front of a blue Buick Skylark -
one of many cars on display throughout the day.


Walter Stevens and Michelle Smith, from Hollywood, ride their Yahama four-wheeler
home after spending a day at the Brown Sugar Festival in Harlem on Saturday.


Safety Patrol visits


Washington, D.C.


WASHINGTON D.C. -
Congressman Tim Mahoney
(FL-16) met with Fifth Grade
Safety Patrol students from
Eastside Elementary last week
on the steps of the U.S. Capitol
building to talk about the
importance of community
service and his role as a Con-
gressman. Hendry County
Commissioner Janet Taylor
accompanied the group of 20
students and 15 chaperones on
a trip to the nation's capitol.
"These students are already
demonstrating impressive
leadership skills and are work-
ing to make a difference at
their school and in our com-
munity. I hope that their trip to
Washington will inspire them
to continue giving back to our
community through public
service," said Congressman


Mahoney.
"East Side Elementary Safe-
ty Patrol thanks Congressman
Mahoney and Congressman
Hastings for the unique oppor-
tunity to tour the Capitol and
go into the gallery to see the
House in session. This is an
opportunity of a lifetime that
our children will never forget.
Congressman Mahoney took
his time to explain the proce-
dures and his duties and for
that we are forever grateful,"
said Hendry County Commis-
sioner Janet Taylor.
This was the first time that
Eastside Elementary students
have visited Washington, D.C.
in twenty years. The trip was
an opportunity to thank stu-
dents for a job well done serv-
ing in the Fifth Grade Safety
Patrol.


ty, Mr. Lapp said.
The abandoned Senate plan to
roll it back to 2005 levels for two
years, would not have impacted
Hendry County in any appreciable
way the first year, since the county
commissioners voluntarily cut
back the millage last year anyway.
However, in 2008-09 would repre-
sent a 2.3 percent decrease in
funding for Hendry County, Mr.
Lapp said.
No one can predict how replac-
ing property taxes with an increase
in sales tax would affect the coun-


ty. There are too many variables to
juggle.
The only non-controversial
component that has appeared in
all proposed plans is the $25,000
tangible personal property tax for
businesses which would exempt
any business's first $25,000 of tan-
gible personal property from
taxes. This proposal would result
in the loss of $159,000 in revenue
to Hendry County - a loss the
See Tax-Page 12


Police raid a



marijuana



grow house


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - In the early
morning hours of Tuesday,
May 1, the Clewiston Police
Department raided a resi-
dence located in a quiet
neighborhood in Clewiston to
find a marijuana growing
operation inside the home.
According to Detective
Cutis Clay, suspicions of the
residence began after the
police department received
several tips from concerned.
neighbors, who said they
were suspicious of activity in
and around the residence as


of late.
As they started looking into
the case, the police received
leads from the Drug Enforce-
ment Agency (DEA) about the
possible drug activity at the
location.
Officers entered the resi-
dence on Laurel Street on a
search warrant that day and
apprehended three individu-
als.
Officers arrested Juian D.
Martin, 30, of. Clewiston in
connection with the illegal
drug-growing activity. He
faces charges of production of
See Marijuana - Page 12


Celebrating



'El Dia De Los



Nino' s' locally


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - On April
30, the Clewiston Library
together with the help of the
local Hispanic community cel-
ebrated El Dia De Los Nifios.
The day is an opportunity
to recognize children in their
special day, to spend quality
time with them as well as pro-
mote the importance of read-
ing at an early age.
The event was made possi-
ble with grants from the Flori-


da Department of State, the
state library, and Archives of
Florida.
In the past, the event has
been very successful, with
children engaging in positive
activities, including multicul-
tural storytelling, dancing and
food tasting, so the library
staff decided to bring it back
again this year.
Barbara Oeffner, Clewiston
Library director, said the event
is an enjoyable event for the
See Library - Page 12


Submitted photo
Congressman Tim Mahoney visited with Fifth Grade Safety Patrol students from Hendry
County on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.


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Clewiston employee appreciation day is a success


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - To recognize
the hard work and dedication of
employees, the City of Clewiston
rewarded them with an employee
appreciation day May 3.
The staff at city hall dedicated a
full day to acknowledging the
hard work of everyone who is
responsible collectively for ensur-
ing that the city continues running
and operating.
It was the culmination of a
year's worth of work for employ-
ees, who could be seen taking
every second of the appreciation
day to relax and have fun.
The event was held at the
Clewiston Country Club and Golf
Course, and every last city hall
employees, from top administra-
tors to secretaries and department
heads and employees, were invit-


"I just want to say I appreciate everything you
do, for the city," Mayor Chamness told the
employees. "You are the ones who strive in mak-
ing Clewiston what it is."
- Mali Chamness,
Clewiston Mayor


ed to attend.
Some of the luckier participants
won cash prizes by participating in
various activities at the location.
Of course, given that the day
was organized with a light mood in
mind, the activities weren't the
most sophisticated of games.
One of them was the drunk
driving golf cart contest, where
some of the braver city commis-
sioners wore specially designed
goggles that seriously blurred the
lines of reality and fantasy, while all


the while attempting to steer the
golf carts to their destinations.
Commissioners Joey and Rick
Miller were just two of the city hall
folks to show off their driving skills
then. All driving was conducted by
professionals on a closed course,
of course, under the direct supervi-
sion of Clewiston Police Depart-
ment officers.
Clewiston Detective Chad Pel-
ham, perhaps because he is
more experienced at handling
the glasses, won with a record


quick 36 seconds.
Employees having served five
or more years at city hall were also
recognized during an awards cere-
mony that day.
Five-year staffers included
Maria Antunez, Pete Garcia and
Judy Welborn. Regina Reid cele-
brated 15 years, while Robby Han-
son, with 20 years of service, and
Doug, with 35 years of service,
were also honored.
In charge of recognizing the
employees was Clewiston Mayor
Mali Chamness.
"I just want to say I appreciate
everything you do for the city,"
Mayor Chamness told the employ-
ees. "You are the ones who strive in
making Clewiston what it is," the
mayor said.
Staff Writer ldeybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


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Clewiston Commissioners, Joey and Rick Miller participate
in the drunk driving cart race - with great results.


Governor announces hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday


TALLAHASSEE - Governor
Charlie Crist signed into law House
Bill 211 on Monday establishing a
sales tax holiday from June 1
through June 12, 2007, for hurri-
cane preparedness items.
"I urge all Floridians to take
advantage of the Hurricane Pre-
paredness Sales Tax Holiday so that
every person is prepared for the
possibility of a storm," said Gover-
nor Crist. "We have learned from
experience that prepared residents
and communities are key to surviv-
ing and recovering from hurricanes
or other natural disasters."


Florida Retail Federation officials
and major retailers are helping
inform Floridians about the tax holi-
day in order to promote a culture of
preparedness. Representatives from
Lowe's, Home Depot, Publix and
Winn Dixie attended the bill signing.
"Recent history shows us that
hurricanes can impact every
Floridian," said Director Craig
Fugate of the Florida Division of
Emergency Management. "I chal-
lenge all residents to get a plan
and prepare now."
Governor Crist encouraged all
Floridians to update their disaster


plans and to use the tax holiday dur-
ing the first 12 days of June as an
opportunity to restock their disaster
supply kits. Chris Floyd of theAmeri-
can Red Cross attended the bill sign-
ing and displayed examples of tax
exempt items. Below are a few
examples of items that will be
exempt during the sales tax holiday.
* Flashlights and other
portable, self-powered light
sources- $20 or less
* Portable radios, two-way
radios and weather-band radios -
$75 or less
* Tarps- $50 or less


Fun in the Sun
A group of people are enjoying a pickup game of volleyball, courtesy of
weather on Saturday, April 21, at the Black Gold Jubilee.


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* Batteries - $30 or less (AAA,
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* Portable generators - $1,000
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Obituaries


Gethie Friend
Gethie Friend, 92, died on April
29, 2007 following a brief illness.
She is survived by her husband
of 72 years, Lewis Friend; sister,
Edna Haufler, (husband Oscar) of
Gainesville, Florida; her daughters
Kay Korbly (husband Dick).
Cyndy Young (husband John) and
Merry Ann Friend; grandchildren
are Craig Korbly (wife Kim), Derek
Korbly of New York City, Lyndy
Williams (husband Britt) of Lake-
land, Fla., Jay Scrimsher
(deceased); Brooke James (hus-
band Chris) of Gainesville, Fla. All
of her eight great-grandchildren
Michael, Matthew, Kaylen, Katie,
McKenzie, Lily and Jack) will miss
her smiling face.
Gethie graduated from Paho-
kee High School in 1932 and mar-
ried Lewis in 1935. She was an
active member of the United
Methodist Church, Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority, Pahokee Women's Club
and Pahokee Laky of the Elks.
Gethie was honored to receive the
Pioneer Award when she was
selected to be included among the
Glades Area Women of Accom-
plishment on March 15, 2004.
She and her husband loved
hunting and fishing they spent
many weekends on their ranch or
on their boat fishing. She was an
accomplished artist, having taken
art lessons until the last few years.
Gethie was known for her faithful
remembrance of friends and fami-


ly and those in difficult times by
the many cards she would send as
well as her hospitality. Her grand-
children affectionately called her
"Mema." She will be remembered
and missed by all those who knew
and loved her.
Visitation was April 27 at the
First United Methodist Church of
Pahokee, with funeral services
after and interment immediately
following at Port Myaca Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, friends are
asked to make donations to the
First United Methodist Church of
Pahokee (designated for the
kitchen remodeling), 491 East
Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476 or
to the hospice of Palm Beach
County, 5300 E Avenue, West Palm
Beach, FL 33407. All arrangements
by Glades Funeral Chapel.
Edith Pauline
Taylor Isbel
Edith Pauline Taylor Isbel, 85,
of Clewiston, died April 13, 2007 in
Clewiston. She was born Feb. 8,
1922 in Homestead, the daughter
of the Oscar D. and Maude Madge
(Hammer) Taylor.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Howard Isbel.
Survivors include three daugh-
ters, Sandra (Joseph) Schneider of
Kissimmee, Shelia (Doug) Grego-
ry of Fairfax Station, Va., Cathy
(Ronnie.) Lee of LaBelle; two sis-
ters, Katherine Harris of Jupiter
and Cleo Atkisson of LaBelle; eight


grandchildren; 12 great-grandchil-
dren. Memorial services were held
on Friday. April 20, Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, Clewiston with
Pastor Jay Goforth officiating.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funeral
Home - Clewiston.
Luke Matthew
Woodhlam
Luke Matthew Woodham, 17,
loving son, brother, grandson and
friend, died Tuesday, April 24,
2007. Luke was a young person
who loved spending time with
family and friends and believed in
serving his causes honorably and
spiritually and showed it through
his many accomplishments.
He attended Pahokee High
School and was a drummer for the
OD Express and a member of the
National Honor Society. His life
was filled with a variety of interests
and hobbies. He was a member of
the Community United Methodist
Church Youth Group, a certified
Lifeguard and Safety Instructor for
the Village of Wellington, an avid
player of World of Warcraft and a
participant in many productions
held at the Dolly Hand Cultural
Arts Center.
Luke is survived by his parents,
Brent and Leigh Woodham and
his brothers, Jeff and David; his
grandparents, Howard and Dorine
Woodham and Clint and Marcia
McHenry; his aunts and uncles,


Randy and Linda Woodham, Mark
and Erika Woodham, Karen and
John Stephens, Alex and Maryann
McHenry, Jon McHenry and Hiro-
mi Anamosa; his cousins, Sara
and Brandon Langenwalter, Kyle
Woodham, Thomas Woodham,
Michael Woodham, Rachael
Woodham, Clint McHenry IV and
Kimberly Stephens.
Luke will be greatly missed by
his loving family and friends and
will be forever held dearly in their
memories.
Services were Friday, April 27,
2007 at the First Baptist Church of
Belle Glade with internment at
Foreverglades Cemetery, Belle
Glade, Florida.
In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions may be made to the
Pahokee High School Band, the
Community United Methodist
Church or the Glades Chapter of
the American Red Cross. All
arrangement by Glades Funeral
Chapel, Belle Glade


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FLAGS: I would like to know why there is a Great Britain flag flying
at Hendry County property in Clewiston right there at the City Park.
Now if there is an honorable, dignified reason, that's fine, but this is the
United States of America.
Editor's Note: The Clewiston City Commission made the decision
in 2003 to fly the British Flag over the city. The decision was made to
honor more than 1,700 British cadets who trained in Clewiston during
World War II.


Submitted photo/Don Munch
Speech winners
On Thursday, April 26, Maelis Martinez, Mindy Paniagua
and Jalen Rushing competed at the Hendry County Trop-
icana 4-H Speech Contest at Clewiston High School.
Mindy Paniagua's speech was named "Most Original."
Jalen Rushing won first place The students are pictured
with their fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Gary, along with Central
Elementary Principal, Mrs. Springfieldc and Reading
Resource Teacher, Mrs. Mazzina. All the Central Elemen-
tary winners and two of the county winners, Mindy and
Jalen, came from Mrs. Gary's class. Congratulations to
Mrs. Gary and her winning students.



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Dangerous intersection
In an effort to save a life or lives,
where I nearly lost mine, I write this
letter. I was driving east on S.R. 80,
where it intersects with U.S. 27 near
Moore Haven. I stopped at the cau-
tion light, and the only traffic visible
was coming from the east.
I wrongly assumed that this traf-
fic coming from the east was the
only traffic passing through this
intersection. I waited until this traf-
fic had cleared and then started to
enter the intersection. My wife
hollered as she saw two vehicles
approaching rapidly to our left.
If I had pulled in front of these
vehicles, they would have hit us
broadside, probably with several
fatalities involved.
Your traffic engineers will know
how to make this intersection safer.
As a suggestion a sign might help
saying, "Danger, two-way traffic
both directions."
I have driven north and south,
ocean to ocean, Canada and Alas-
ka, and this is the closest I have
come to a major accident.
Bob Tweedie
Fort Myers Beach

Sugar cane report
Being a farmer is a sacred call-
ing because a farmer is a collabora-
tor with God in the work of his cre-
ation. A farmer is the guardian of
fertile earth. Florida's Everglades is
an excellent example of the way
sugarcane farmers are protecting
one of God's masterpieces.
History reveals that sugarcane
was first domesticated in New
Guinea about 10,000 years ago and
began its migration west to India
and east to the Philippines. Trade
routes from Asia eventually
brought the sugarcane plant to
Egypt around 3,000 B.C. The Egyp-
tians were knowledgeable and
they developed many of the sugar
milling techniques, such as clarifi-
cation and evaporation that are still
in use today. Arab countries expan-
sion westward into Spain intro-
duced sugar technology to Europe.
Christopher Columbus introduced
sugar to the New World in 1493. It
is documented that it was brought
from the Canary Islands and first
grown in what is now the Domini-
can Republic. In the early 1500's,
sugar plantations began to devel-
op. By 1526, Brazil was shipping to
Lisbon in commercial quantities.
By the sixteenth century, Brazil -
and the Portuguese dominated
world sugar production between
1500-1526. Cuba became a major
sugar production center the 1700's.
The Spanish brought sugarcane
to Florida as early as 1500. Around
Lake Okeechobee the land was fer-
tile, just the way it should be for
sugarcane plants to grow. Florida
has avery fascinating sugar history.
The sugar industry has
$2,004,300,000 of economic
impact in the state of Florida. There
are two sugarcane refineries in
Clewiston, owned by U.S. Sugar
Cooperation and South Bay (Okee-
lanta Corp.). Florida also has six
mills: two are located in Belle
Glade, one in Clewiston, one in
South Bay and two in Pahokee.
This industry was born during
the Great Depression, when the
town of Clewiston was a little spot
near the southern tip of Lake Okee-
chobee. On April 28,1931, automo-
tive pioneer and industrialist Charles


Stewart Mott transformed the bank-
rupt old Southern Sugar Company
into United States Sugar Corpora-
tion; he bought all its lands, sugar
mill, and other assets. Mott used his
own money to update the company
and convinced other investors and
creditors of the dream of growing
sugar in the rich muck soils around
Lake Okeechobee. He was a
dreamer but as we all know,
dreams come true. He brought in
experts in cane growing and pro-
duction from Louisiana, Cuba and
the West Indies. The top priorities
were to deal with the drainage
problems and to develop suitable
varieties of sugarcane for Florida.
Sugar production increased, the
Company grew and by 1941, the
company had become a profitable
Florida sugar industry.
. In 1959, the company increased
its milling operation with the con-
struction of an additional facility on
the southeastern rim of Lake Okee-
chobee. In 1962, the company
opened the Bryant Sugar House. As
others recognized the potential of
the Lake area, new sugarcane
operations began to arrive. The
industry pioneered by Charles
Stewart Mott was on the verge of
dramatic growth. As Florida's sugar
industry expanded in order to
replace sugar once imported from
Cuba, the company's research and
technology helped make this great-
ly increased production and milling
possible.
By the early 1980's, Florida had
become the largest sugar-produc-
ing state in the country. U.S. Sugar
Corporation was the largest sugar
producer in the state. Setting the
Company apart from other area
sugar operations were its internal
transportation system, a railroad
with over 120 miles of track and
1,100 railcars linking the sugarcane
fields with the mills and its exten-
sive research facility that bred more
than 125,000 new varieties each
year. Today, its research depart-
ment ranks among industry leaders
in integrated pest management,
global positioning technology and
cellular biology research.
There was more improvement
to follow in October of 1998; the
U.S. Sugar Corporation officially
opened its new cane sugar refinery.
This facility is the first fully integrat-
ed cane sugar refinery in the
nation. The refinery had an initial
capacity to produce 540,000 tons
per year. As tradition dictates, the
refinery was built with the infra-
structure to expand rapidly and effi-
ciently. The first incremental expan-
sion was completed in 2002, taking
capacity to over 600,000 tons a
year. Also, the decision was made
to add liquid sugar production to
the refinery, and this $2.5 addition
was completed in November 2002.
Additional expansion currently
underway will allow U.S. Sugar to
refine its total sugar production.
The 5.5 acre, 300,000 sq. ft. facility
includes processing, packaging,
and warehousing, servicing both
consumer/retail markets and bulk
industrial customers. The refinery
enables U.S. Sugar to take the sugar
process full circle, from cane field
to consumer.
Today, the U.S. Sugar Corpora-
tion is one of the country's largest
privately held agricultural firms.
200,000 acres of the most produc-
tive farmland produces crops for
the company. Its mills at Clewiston


INI/Nena Bolan
Fashion Accessories
Madelen's Wholesale is a fashion accessory business
operated by Madelen Rivera. She set up her vendor booth
at the Sugar Festival on April 28.



Local Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weath-
er Service
Clewiston and surrounding area
Thursday: Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers. Highs in the upper
80s. Southwest winds 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Chance of rain 20 percent.
Thursday night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. West winds
5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.
Friday night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.
Saturday: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs
in the lower 90s.
Saturday night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s.
Sunday: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.
Sunday night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s.
Monday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 90.
Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.


and Bryant can process nearly
45,000 tons of sugarcane per day,
producing over 700,000 tons of
sugar per year. In addition to sugar
and citrus, the company also owns
a short-line railroad - the South
Central Florida Express.
U.S. Sugar Company and its
growers can proudly claim them-
selves as the stewards of the land.
They have pioneered and encour-
aged the implementation of special
land and water management sys-
tems, called Best Management
Practices, which help the environ-
ment while increasing crop pro-
duction. For years, the research
department has been geared
toward integrated pest manage-
ment as an alternative to pesticides,
and intensive soil testing to control
the application of fertilizers. We are
proud partners in ongoing Ever-
glades's restoration efforts.
U.S. Sugar has become the
leader in efforts to resolve years of
litigation over restoration of the
Florida Everglades. The Company
supported the 1994 Everglades For-
ever Act, legislation that imposed on
farmers the toughest water quality
regulations of any farmers in Ameri-


ca. U.S. Sugar, along with other
sugar farmers, agreed to be taxed
more than $300 million over 20
years to pay the entire cost of dean-
ing the water leaving their farms.
They adopted a strict on-farm water
quality control program utilizing
Best Management Practices (BMP)
to ensure the long-range health of
Florida's eco-system.
United State Congress should
commend the Florida sugar indus-
try. Florida is one of the 42 states that
help create $21.1 billion in econom-
ic activity in the United States. Sugar
program creates 372,228 jobs
nationwide. This program has been
working successfully providing con-
sumers with stable, reliable supplies
of sugar at reasonable prices. As
consumers we should make sure
the no-cost sugar program contin-
ues in our future Farm Bill
Saint Isidore said, "Farming is
among the greatest of human arts.
Farmer must know soil and he
must know when to till the soil, cul-
tivate his fields, and harvest his
crops. He is in partnership with
God and the steward of his land".
Sincerely,
KlodetteStroh


Submitted photo/Michelle Pappas
Cover boy
A.J and Michelle Pappas would like to announce that on
April the 29 Christopher Arland Pappas was crowned
America's Cover Boy in the America's Cover Miss and
Cover Boy USA Preliminary pageant. He also received
awards for most sale tickets and best dressed; most pho-
togenic, most handsome and he also won overall out of all
the age groups ranging in age from 0 to 12 years old.
Finals will be held in Orlando where Christopher will
compete against many boys from all over the U.S. He will
have a chance to win cash, prizes and savings bonds.








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Fitness puppets
Mrs. Burroughs' fourth Grade students were so excited
about the recent Health and Fitness Puppet Show at Cen-
tral Elementary, they decided to design and perform their
own puppet show for classmates last week. These stu-
dents showed a lot of energy and creativity.


Exciting ride
Don Munch (P.E. Teacher at Central Elementary School) is
on the far right, as he and some good friends from Fort
Myers are about to embark on an exciting one hour Air
Boat Ride on Lake Okeechobee with Captain Terry of Big
"0" Airboat Tours! The Airboat Ride took place after the
group's fun visit to the Clewiston Sugar Festival. After-
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tance of young people getting to know the rich history of
the Clewiston area and Lake Okeechobee, along with hav-
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Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty,
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it
Western Palm
Beach County
Belle Glade
* Daniel Rhodes, 44, of South-
west Avenue B Place, Belle
Glade, was arrested on May 1, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with dealing in stolen property;
conversion and petit theft. He
was also charged with aggravat-
ed assault with a deadly weapon;
conversion; child abuse and bat-
tery on an officer and resisting
officer without violence. No
bond was set.
* Hugo Lopez, 20, of S.R.
Road 715, Belle Glade, was
arrested on May 2, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with bur-
glary of a dwelling - unarmed
with no assault or battery; tres-
passing on school grounds;
resisting an officer - obstruction
without violence. He was later
released on a surety bond.
* Derrick L. Jenkins, 19, of
Southwest Avenue A, Belle
Glade, was arrested on May 2, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with burglary of a dwelling -
unarmed - no assault or battery;
trespassing on school grounds;
resisting officer - obstruction
without violence and possession
of marijuana within 1,000 feet of
a college. No bond was set.
* Ranier 0. Bennett, 23, of
Southwest Ninth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on May 2, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with violation of probation - pos-
session of marijuana with intent
to sell. He was later released on
probation.
* Terrence Lemont Britton,
20, of Southwest 14th Street,
Belle Glade, was arrested on May
2, by PBSO on a warrant charg-
ing him with battery on an officer
- two counts; fraud - imperson-
ation of another with false identi-
fication given to law enforce-
ment officer - resisting officer
with violence - two counts and
trespassing -occupied structure
or conveyance; failure to appear
for felony offense - throwing
deadly missile into occupied
dwelling or conveyance. No
bond was set.
* Keon Jermaal Fowler, 22, of
Southeast First Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on May 3, by
PBSO and charged with county
ordinance violation - open con-
tainer - consuming alcoholic
beverage in public and was also
charged with possession of
cocaine. No bond was set.
* Robert Norman Durham,
36, of South Avenue "E", Belle
Glade, was arrested on May 3, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with larceny theft of $300 or
more but less than $5,000 and
organized dealing in stolen prop-
erty. No bond was set.
* Grady Cuyler, 57, of North-
west llth Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on May 3, by PBSO
and charged with larceny theft of
more than $300 but less than
$5,000; grand theft and organ-
ized dealing in stolen property.
No bond was set.
* Keith S. McIntyre, 27, of
Southwest First Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on May 3, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with larceny - theft of more than
$300 but less than $5,000; grand
theft and organized dealing in
stolen property. No bond was set.
* Anthony Cornelius Bous-
quett, 27, of Southwest Avenue
"D", Belle Glade, was arrested on
May 3, by PBSO and charged
with possession of cocaine with
intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a
college; possession of a weapon
or ammo by a convicted felon


and possession of narcotics
equipment and or use.
He is being held without
bond.
*Lukner Blanc, 25, of South-
west Sixth Street, Belle Glade
was arrested May 7 and charged
with aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon without intent to
kill. He was released on $3,000
bond.
* Darreyon Leon Thomas, 22,
of Southwest First Avenue, Belle
Glade was arrested May 4 and
charged with possession of
cocaine and marijuana. He is
held without bond.
*Robert D. Harden, 30, of
Southwest Fifth Street, was
arrested May 5 and charged with
possession of cocaine with intent
to sell. He is held without bond.
* Rafeal Cano, 28, of
Ranchero Road, Belle Glade was
arrested May 5 and charged with
grand larceny from a construc-
tion site. He is being held without
bond.
* Antwon M. Ward, 26, of
Southwest Fifth Street, Belle
Glade was arrested May 5 and
charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon without
intent to ill. He is held without
bond.
* Julia Mae Bland, 40, of
Northwest Seventh street, Belle
Glade, was arrested May 6t and
charged with failure to appear in
court for possession of drug
paraphernalia. She is held with-
out bond.
Gary Bernard Row, 34, of Run-
yon Village, Belle Glade was
arrested for driving while license
suspended, habitual offender
and resisting an officer without
violence. He is held without
bond.
Pahokee
* Dematrius L. Walker, 36, of
Padgett Circle, Pahokee, was
arrested on May 2, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with fail-
ure to appear for a felony offense
- failure to appear for arraign-
ment - obstruction without vio-
lence. He was later released on
$750 bond.
* Cyril E. Boyce, 22, of Dove-
land Drive, Pahokee, was arrest-
ed on May 4, by PBSO and
charged with burglary of a
dwelling - no assault or battery -
resisting officer - obstruction
without violence. No bond was
set.
* Ignacio Corna, 25, of East
Main Street, Pahokee, was arrest-
ed on May 4, by PBSO and
charged with battery on an offi-
cer; possession of cocaine and
resisting officer with violence. No
bond was set.
* Angela James, 24 of Banyan
Avenue, Pahokee was arrested
May 5 and charged with uttering
a false bank bill, larceny theft is
$300 or more but less than
$5,000. No bond was set.
* Fred Morgan, 38, of Padget
Circle, Pahokee was arrested
May 6 and charged with robbery
with a weapon. He is held with-
out bond.
* Mark E. Peaden, 21, of
Bacom Point Road was arrested
May 6 and charged with
DUI/alcohol or drugs and posses-
sion of a controlled substance
without a prescription. He was
released on a surety bond.
* Barbara D. Hill, 45, of Paho-
kee Circle was arrested May 6
and charged with disorderly
intoxication in a public place to
cause a disturbance. She was
released on her own recogni-
zance.
* Larry Kimble, 39, of Shirley
Drive, Pahokee, was arrested
May 6 and charged with simple
domestic battery. He was
released to supervised recogni-
zance
* Kareenn A. Murray, 28, of
Padgett Circle was arrested may
6 and charged with passing a
counterfeit bank note, bill or
check. She is held without bond.
South Bay


* Maurice P. Coney, 22, of
Southwest Seventh Avenue,
South Bay, was arrested on May
3, by PBSO on an active bench
warrant and charged with viola-
tion of probation - battery and
resisting arrest without violence.
He was ordered held without
bond.
Hendry County
LaBelle
* Asension Lopez Barroso,
21, was arrested May 7, and
charged with fraud-swindle
obtain property communication
$300 or more. Michael Home of
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office was the arresting officer.
* Carlton Donishus Williams,
43, of LaBelle, was arrested May
7, and charged with probation
violation for a felony. Sabrena
Thomas of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was the arresting
officer.
* Diane Delaine Pent, 21, of
LaBelle, was arrested May 7, and
charged with contempt of court.
Jesse Poole of the Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office was the arrest-
ing officer.
* Jeremiah L. Sanchez, 25, of
LaBelle, was arrested May 4, on a
warrant and charged with a sex-
ual offense against a child victim
was 12-15 years of age and sexu-
al offense against a child
fondling-molest victim less than
12 years of age with an offender
that is 18 years of age. Marci Mar-
tinez of the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office was the arresting offi-
cer.
* Stanley Mark Agustine, 29,
was arrested May 5, and charged
with a nonmoving traffic viola-
tion-driving with a suspended
license-habitual offender. Orlan-
do Torres of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was the arresting
officer.
* Cynthia N. Peterson, 40,
was arrested May 3, and charged
with possession of drugs-mari-
juana over 20g or controlled sub-
stance without prescription.
Jesse Poole of the Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office was the arrest-
ing officer.
* Eduardo Rangel, 35, was
arrested May 5, and charged with
possession of cocaine. Perry
Short of the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office was the arresting offi-
cer.
* Kevin Thomas Hellard, 31,
of LaBelle, was arrested May 2,
and charged with probation vio-
lation for a felony. Bonnie
Weaver of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was the arresting
officer.
Clewiston
* Roy Lee Morrow, 44, of
Clewiston, was arrested May 4,
and charged with battery-second
or subsequent offense. Michael
Stevens of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was the arresting
officer.
* Doie Johnson, 55, of Clewis-
ton, was arrested May 7, and
charged with probation violation
for a felony. Kristy Herrera of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
* Mattie Bell Curry, 54, of
Clewiston, was arrested May 4,
and charged with battery on an
officer/firefighter/EMT etc. and
resisting an officer with violence
or interfering. Orlando Torres of
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office was the arresting officer.
* Trumaine Jehovah Moody,
22, of Clewiston, was arrested
May 5, and charged with selling
cocaine within 1,000 ft. of place
of worship or business. Robert L.
Archer Jr. of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was the arresting
officer. Bond was set at $25,000.
* Frank Doce, 28, was arrest-
ed May 5, and charged with car-
rying a concealed
weapon/firearm and possession
of a weapon by a convicted
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er. Robert L. Archer Jr. of the
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* Angedria Handley, 22, of
Clewiston, was arrested May 1,
and charged with fraud imper-
sonation-attempt to use ID of
another person without consent.
Michael Horne of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office was the
arresting officer. Bond was set at
$1,000 cash/surety.
* Ernest Huelon Furr, 68, of
Clewiston, was arrested May 1,
and charged with probation vio-
lation for a felony. Jonathan
Reyes of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was the arresting
officer.
* Rockford Ricketts Sr., 59, of
Clewiston, was arrested May 1,
and charged with failure to
appear for a felony. Bonnie
Weaver of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was the arresting
officer.
* Arvis Donta Daniels, 20, of
Clewiston, was arrested May 1,
and charged with cocaine distri-
bution. Greg Henderson of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
* Aaron Orlando Rodriguez,
27, of Okeechobee, was arrested
May 1, and charged with proba-
tion violation for a felony.
Malqueen Toretha Powell of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
Glades County
* Jose Rivera, 25, of Clewis-
ton was arrested April 28 by Sgt.
Wayne Stripling on the charge of
Petit theft. He was later released
on a $1,500 cash bond.
* Bruce Clark, 50 of Okee-
chobee was arrested April 30 by
SPD Officer Morgan on the
charges of Possession of Cocaine
& Possession of Drug Parapher-
nalia. He remains in custody with
bond set at $2,000.
* Trevor Cartwright, 20 of
Palmdale was arrested May 3 by
Deputy Tito Nieves on charge of
Battery (domestic violence) He
was later released on his own
recognizance.
* Mariano Guzman, 55 of Pal-
metto was arrested May 3 by
Deputy Bryan Enderle on the
charges of Possession of Marijua-
na under 20 grams & Possession
of Drug Paraphernalia. He was
later released on his own recog-
nizance.
* James Smith, 40 of Sebring
was arrested May 4, by SPD Offi-
cer Morgan on the charges of
driving with a suspended license,
Possession of Marijuana under
20 grams, Giving false I.D. to law
enforcement and Resisting arrest
without violence. He was later
released on a $3,000 surety
bond.


Drug busts in



Hendry County


County and city
agencies work to clear
streets of drugs

By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - The Hendry
County Sheriff's Office contin-
ues working to clear the streets
of illegal drugs, or at least put a
sizeable dent in drug trafficking
and drug sales within the county.
Recently, the efforts of the
sheriff's office led to the arrest of
a Montura man, Juan Antonio
Sanchez, 33. Sanchez was
charged with operating a drug
house, possession of marijuana
with intent to sell and other
drug-related charges after inves-
tigators obtained a search war-
rant and conducted a search at
his home.
Deputies found 8.5 pounds of
suspected marijuana at the
North Trebel Street home,
according to the sheriff's office.
The amount totaled a street
value of approximately $16,000,
according to the report.
Investigators also found pack-
ing materials and other drug
paraphernalia inside the resi-
dence.
Mr. Sanchez was taken to the
Hendry County Jail on April 18,
where last week he was awaiting
trial with a $51,000 bond.
It is the latest drug-related
arrest to occur within the county,


in an ongoing operation to clear
the streets of as much illegal
drug activity as possible.
Sheriff Lee said his officers
"are working tirelessly," to fol-
low all leads that come in.
"We will continue working
towards keeping our community
drug free," the sheriff said. "We
will continue doing so as long as
it takes."
In another operation, the
sheriff's office partnered with
the Clewiston Police Department
to execute another warrant.
The two agencies conducted
the operation on April 20.
Nathaniel Thomas, 35, of
Clewiston, was arrested, facing
the charge of possession of
cocaine with intent to sell.
Similar to the Montura
seizure, officers found Thomas
in a residence on West Paso
Avenue in Clewiston.
Officers found an unidentified
amount of suspected crack
cocaine and a loaded 9 millime-
ter handgun on the property.
The county and city law
enforcement agencies say they
work together from time to time
to ensure a more successful
operation.
"Our guys work great togeth-
er, said Clewiston Assistant Chief
Kristine Petersen and am very
glad we had this opportunity to
show how well they can do" she
added.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


Officials say man
was intoxicated
at time of crash

By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
MONTURA - A Seminole
Tribe officer struck and killed an
inebriated man on a bicycle who
jumped in front of the officer's
car while he drove on C.R. 833 in
Montura April 22.
The accident happened
approximately one mile of Horse
Club after dark, at about 9:50 p.m.
According to a report released
by the Florida Highway Patrol,
Officer Carlin Coleman, the driv-
er, was traveling north on the
road in a late-model Chevy car
when the accident happened.
His vehicle struck Carlos Mal-


donado, 48, who came onto the
road perhaps without realizing that
a car was quickly approaching.
Officer Coleman's vehicle
caused Mr. Maldonado to be
ejected from his bicycle onto the
east shoulder of the road.
Based on evidence found at the
scene, FHP officials say the bicy-
clist was intoxicated at the time of
the crash, and had been directly
responsible for the accident.
Maldonado was pronounced
deceased shortly he was trans-
ported to Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center for the injuries he
received in the impact.
Although his vehicle sus-
tained thousands of dollars in
damages, Officer Coleman was
unharmed.
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Man is shot in South Bay gas station parking lot


While fixing a
headlight, man is
shot in the stomach

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
SOUTH BAY - In the fourth


week's time in the Glades area, a
man was shot in the abdomen at
the parking lot of a South Bay gas
station.
According to information pro-
vided by the Palm Beach County
Violent Crimes Task Force, the
man had apparently been fixing
his vehicle's headlight when he
was suddenly confronted by two


whom was carrying a gun.
The incident happened at the
Valero Truck Stop in South Bay at
approximately 8:30 p.m. Mon-
day night.
The two black men ordered
the man, Jose Garza, 51, of Hous-
ton, Texas, to give them any cash
he might have on hand.
"Give me your money," the


firing a gun at him before he
could respond.
Witnesses in the area said they
heard a "pop" and then saw Mr.
Garza running from his truck to
the convenience store yelling that
he had been shot.
No one spotted the suspects,
however.
Emergency workers arrived to
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to Delray Community Hospital for
treatment of his injury.
In surgery after the incident, Mr.
Garza was unable to provide inves-
tigators with more information
about his assailants. His condition
earlier this week was uncertain.
The investigation into the
shooting continues.


If anyone has information
about this shooting, they are
encouraged to contact the Palm
Beach County Violent Crimes
Task Force Sgt. Scott Smith at 688-
4014 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-
458-TIPS.
News EditorJose Zaragoza
can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


shooting incident in less than a unknown individuals - one of men reportedly told Mr. Garza, the scene ano aiurifed uvuz i dj1


Pahokee man is killed while driving R LightLandClearing

Masked man tified victim was on his way toward Mr. Miller said that the vehicle into the matter continuing. R Brush Removal fir .
the300blockofFarmPlace,driving was still moving after the driver The medical examiner's office [ Stump Grinding
shot victim a black 2003 Chevrolet Trail Blazer. was shot. It eventually crashed is expected to perform an autopsy
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PAHOKEE -A 31-year old man
was shot and killed while driving
his vehicle on Wednesday, May 2.
The shooting took place at
about 11:40 p.m.
According to Paul Miller, the
spokesman for the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office, the uniden-


stop his vehicle.
According to information pro-
vided by the sheriff's office, the
driver of the car refused and was
shot once in the head with what
investigators believe was a shot-
gun blast.
A 25-year old male passenger
was also in the vehicle at the time
of the shooting.


ger told deputies he did not man-
age to see where the shooter fled
after the shooting.
Deputies responded to this inci-
dent, with the Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Task
Force taking over the investigation.
Earlier this week, the sheriff's
office was not releasing the name
of the victim, with the investigation


tion about the crime to contact
investigators.
If anyone has more informa-
tion about the incident, contact
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS
or the Violent Crimes Task Force at
688-4000.
Staff Writer Nqfi Tobias can be
reachedatntobias@newszap.com.


Woman shot outside local restaurant


Victim was picking
up her husband at
Wendy's

By Naji Tobias
The Sun
BELLE GLADE - A woman
was shot outside of the Wendy's
fast food restaurant in Belle Glade
May 4, while waiting in the parking
lot for her husband.
The woman, Collinda West, 31,
was struck by at least one gunshot


by an unknown person while she
waited for her husband to get off of
work at the restaurant, according to
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Spokeswoman Teri Barbera.
The incident happened at
approximately 1:05 a.m. on Friday.
While the victim's husband,
Terry Morris, made his way to his
wife's vehicle after leaving the
restaurant, located at 1025 S.
Main St., an unknown suspect
approached him.
The suspect had reportedly got-
ten out of the backseat of a four-door
white car thatwas also at the scene.


With no words exchanged, the
man pulled out a handgun and
shot in the direction of Ms. West's
vehicle, according to the report.
Police believe the suspect may
have intended to shoot Mr. West
and inadvertently struck Ms. West
under her right arm when Mr. West
told her to drive away, according to
the sheriff's office.
Emergency workers arrived
within minutes to respond to the
shooting, transporting the victim
to Delray Medical Center by
TraumaHawk for treatment. Earli-
er this week, Ms. West was


expected to recover from her
injuries, which were believed to
be non life-threatening.
As in both of the other shooting
cases in the Belle Glade/Pahokee
area, officials with the sheriff's office
encourage anyone with information
about the crime to call investigators.
Anyone who has information
leading up to a possible arrest of
the assailant are urged to contact
the Palm Beach County Violent
Crimes Task Force at 688-4000 or
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
StaffWriter Naji Tobias can be
reachedatntobias@newszap.com.


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The Sun
PAHOKEE - A 33-year-old
man was shot numerous times
on Sunday night in Pahokee,
according to information provid-
ed by Teri Barbera, spokes-


According to a press release or
the incident, the shooting occurred
at approximately 10:30 p.m., with
shots reportedly fired in the area of
South Lake Avenue and Second
Street in Pahokee.
Ms. Barbera said that when
deputies responded to the call
reporting shots fired in the area,
they found Cesqr Garcia lying in the


LepULI t ies co in in111 l^ l Vrtel-Ll
had been shot in the torso and
ankle, said Ms. Barbera. It is uncer-
tain how many times he was hit,
with officials saying he was hit
"numerous" times.
The victim was transported by a
Trauma hawk helicopter to St.
Mary's Hospital, where, on Mon-
day, doctors expected him to


Ms. Barbera. The investigation
continues.
If anyone has information on
the shooting, please call the Palm
Beach County Violent Crimes Task
Force at 688-4000 or Crime Stop-
pers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
Staff Writer Nafi Tobias can be
reachedatntobias@newszap.com.


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NOTICE OF LAND USE AND ZONING HEARING FOR AN ELECTRICAL POWER PLANT

TO BE LOCATED IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA: FPL GLADES POWER PARK

WHAT: FPL Glades Power Park Project - Land Use Hearing
WHERE: Doyle Conner Center
900 U.S. Highway 27 Southwest
Moore Haven, Florida
WHEN: Beginning at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 5 through 7, 2007
1. Application number PA06-49, for certification to authorize construction and operation of two 980 megawatt (MW) solid fuel-fired electrical power generating units, associated electrical transmission lines, a water supply pipeline
and site access roads, was filed by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on December 22, 2006. The Project is known as the FPL Glades Power Park (FGPP)
Project (Project). The 4,900 acre power plant site is located about 2.3 miles northwest of Moore Haven in an unincorporated area of Glades County, Florida. Associated transmission lines are proposed to be located in Glades and
Hendry Counties. The plant Site, the locations of the water supply pipeline and site access roads, and the corridor within which the transmission line right-of-way will be acquired are shown on the accompanying map. FPL is seek-
ing certification of the Project under the Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act (PPSA or Act). The case is now pending before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), Case No. 06-5334EPP prior to action by the
Florida Governor and Cabinet, pursuant to the Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act, Chapter 403, Part II, Florida Statutes (F.S.) (2006).
2. Pursuant to Section 403.508, Florida Statutes, a Land Use and Zoning Hearing has been scheduled to be held by the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings beginning on June 5, 2007 at the Doyle Conner Center, 900
U.S. Highway 27 Southwest, Moore Haven, Florida. The hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m. If necessary, the hearing will continue through June 7, 2007 at the same location.
3. The sole issue for the hearing is to determine whether or not the site for the Project is consistent and in compliance with existing land use plans and zoning ordinances of Glades County that are applicable to the Project and its site. No
other issues will be heard at this land use and zoning hearing. Asubsequent public hearing upon the application will be held at a later date to consider environmental and other impacts of the Project prior to final action by the Governor and Cabinet.
The hearing is open to the public, and interested persons may speak during the hearing at times set aside by the assigned Administrative Law Judge. If the Administrative Law Judge concludes that the proposed site is not consistent or in com-
pliance with existing land use plans and zoning ordinances, the Administrative Law Judge shall receive at the hearing evidence on, and address in the recommended order any changes to or approvals or variances under the applicable land use
plans or zoning ordinances of Glades County which would render the proposed site consistent and in compliance with the local land use plans and zoning ordinances.
4. The Application for Site Certification is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the addresses listed below:


Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Siting Coordination
Michael P. Halpin
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400
(850) 245-8002
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/siting/highlights/application_in_process.htm
Florida Department of Environmental Protection South District Office
Audrey Wright
2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364W
Ft. Myers, FL 33901-3381
(239) 332-6975


Clewiston Public Library
120 W. Osceola Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Glades County Public Library
11 Riverside Drive
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Labelle Public Library
461 N. Main Street
Labelle, FL 33935-4610


5. FDEP and other state, regional, and local agencies will be studying the application and preparing reports and recommendations
on the Project. Interested persons should review the application and bring any matters of concern to the attention of the appropriate
agency and FPL as soon as possible. Information regarding the appropriate contact persons in the reviewing agencies may be obtained
from Michael P. Halpin at the Department of Environmental Protection, Siting Coordination Office, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399, (850-245-8002).
6.(a) Any person wishing to participate in the proceedings, either as a party or without party status must follow Section 403.508(3),
F.S. Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 120, F.S., upon the filing with the administrative law judge of a notice of intent to be a
party no later than 75 days after the application was filed on December 22, 2006, the following shall also be parties to the proceeding:
1. Any agency not listed in Section 403.508(3)(a), F.S., as to matters within its jurisdiction.
2. Any domestic nonprofit corporation or association formed, in whole or in part, to promote conservation or natural beauty; to protect
the environment, personal health, or other biological values; to preserve historical sites; to promote consumer interests; to represent labor, com-
mercial, or industrial groups; or to promote comprehensive planning or orderly development of the area in which the proposed electrical power
plant is to be located.
(b) Other parties may include any person whose substantial interests are affected and being determined by the proceeding
and who timely file a motion to intervene pursuant to Chapter 120, F.S., and applicable rules. Intervention pursuant to this paragraph
may be granted at the discretion of the designated administrative law judge and upon such conditions as he may prescribe any time prior
to 30 days before the commencement of the certification hearing.
(c) When appropriate, any person may be given an opportunity to present oral or written communications to the designated adminis-
trative law judge including during the scheduled land use and zoning hearing. If the designated administrative law judge proposes to consider
such communications, then all parties shall be given an opportunity to cross-examine or challenge or rebut such communications.
7. Any notice of intent to be a party or motion to intervene pursuant to Section 403.508(3), F.S. must be sent to:
Hon. J. Lawrence Johnston
Administrative Law Judge
Division of Administrative Hearings
The DeSoto Building
1230 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060
and must contain the following: reference to the application and DOAH case numbers (PA06-49; DOAH Case No. 06-5334EPP); the
name, address and telephone number of the agency or person making the filing. A notice of intent to be a party or a motion to intervene
must contain allegations sufficient to demonstrate the agency or person is entitled to participate in the proceeding. The notice or motion
must be sent by mail to the applicant and to all parties. (A list of parties may be obtained from the Department's Office of Siting
Coordination at the address and telephone number listed above.)
8. Those wishing to intervene in this proceeding, unless appearing on their own behalf, must be represented by an
attorney or other person who can be determined to be qualified to appear in administrative hearings pursuant to Chapter 120, Florida
Statutes, or Rule 28-106.106, Florida Administrative Code. Section 403.508(4), Florida Statutes, establishes the procedures by which a
person may become a party to this proceeding.
9. Each party shall make available for public inspection at least five days prior to the hearing at the Glades County
Public Library at the address listed above, any written direct testimony which it intends to submit at the land use and zoning hearing.


Florida Power & Light Company Okeechobee Service Center
825 NE 34th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34973
Contact: Donna Padgett, 863-467-3708
Available during business hours - Please call for appointment
The business address of the applicant for the Project is:
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408
561-691-7054
Contact: Kathy Salvador
Available during business hours - Please call for appointment


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School Happenings


Eastside
Elementary School
Hip! Hip! Hooray! Let's hear it
for Eastside's fourth graders!
The Florida Writes results are
in and Eastside's fourth graders
ROCK! Our overall writing score
is a 3.6 and we are so proud of
all of our fourth graders. This
score proves that the students
put forth 110 percent effort and
this is not surprising to any of us.
Great Job fourth graders; you all
should be very proud of your-
selves!
Eastside is very proud of all
the students who participated in
the Tropicana Speech Contest
on April 4. All of the speeches
were very well prepared and
presented. There were some
very interesting topics presented
that day. If you missed the
speech contest, you missed
some great speeches.
The winners for the speech
contest were: first place: Victor
Reyes (Mrs. Mitchell's fourth
grade class), second place: Joce-
lyn Martinez (Mrs. Mitchell's
fourth grade class), third place:
Alex Caballero (Mrs. Alston's
fourth grade class), and the
Alternate: Sheila Fleming (Mrs.
Mitchell's fourth grade class).
Congratulations to all of these
students!
Eastside celebrated Arbor
Day on Thursday, April 26. Each
class planted a pine tree out in
the front of the school. The pine
trees were donated by various
nurseries and ranged in size. The
fifth grade students did an awe-
some job digging all the planting
holes for each class's tree. Many
students from Eastside brought
in donations to help with this
project and as of April 20, the
amount donated was $2,338.
Way to go!
Several teachers headed up
by Mr. Hubbard and Mrs. Perry,
decided that a change needed to
be made to the outside appear-
ance of Eastside. They chose
areas of the campus where the
ecosystems that originally exist-
ed in this area before develop-
ment began to occur and
expand will be restored. During
this restoration process, the stu-
dents at Eastside will be taught
about the importance of protect-
ing the environment, not only for
themselves, but also for future
generations. Our students will
also gain much application-
based knowledge about ecology,


Submitted photos
Mrs. Griffith's class planted a pine tree In honor of Earth Day.


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Mrs. Cavannaugh's class worked together to plant their
pine tree.


ecological interactions and the
natural environment in this area.
Our desire is for our students to
leave Eastside Elementary
understanding the importance of
being. good stewards of the natu-
ral world in which we live.
Although the students
brought in over $2,000 in dona-


School News in Brief
Flria hoasiHrlm ibar


Free Tutoring
available
If your child attends Eastside
Elementary, Westside 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 Scholarship.
The $1,000 scholarship will be
awarded at FFVA's 63rd Annual
Convention. To learn how to apply,
contact Martha Tucker at (321)
214-5200 or via email at
martha.tucker@ffva.com.
Hancock joins
Edison College
Edison College Hendry/Glades
Services is happy to announce Artis
Hammock to our family.
Mrs. Hammock is our new Edi-
son representative, who will be
dividing her time between Clewis-
ton and Moore Haven. In Clewis-
ton, Artis will be at 475 E. Osceola
Ave. every Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. In Moore Haven, she will be at
Moore Haven High School every
first and third Tuesday of the
month, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
In Clewiston, Mrs. Hammock
can be reached at 983-4244, or in
Moore Haven at 946-0811. Feel free
to stop in to gather information, to
get questions answered or to get
help with any facet of the Edison
College experience.


Scout Pack meeting
times announced
Cub Scout Pack 922 meets on
Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in the
Parish Hall of St. Margaret
Catholic Church (208 North
Deane Duff Avenue). We wel-
come ALL boys from first through
fifth grades. We're what scouting
is all about! Call (561) 723-6753
with questions. Applications can
also be found at the Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce.
Literacy program
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-
tion. You may also contact the Pro-
gram Director, Sue Vaughn, at the
Clewiston Library, (863) 983-1493
or at home at (863) 983-1365. The
paperwork is also available from
Barbara Oeffner, Clewiston
Library Director (863) 983-1947 or


tions, our goal is $3,200. This
goal was set after carefully think-
ing about and deciding what all
needed to be done to complete
our project. We are short about
$850. If there are any people in
the community who would like
to make a donation toward this
project, it would be greatly


Florida Thomas, Harlem Library
Director (863) 902-3322.
Youth training 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 Clewiston Home School
Group, H.E.R.E., holds their regu-
lar meetings every first Thursday
of each month at the Youth Center
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please
bring a sack lunch, something
interesting to share, and join us if
you home school or are thinking
of home schooling. The parent-
only home school meetings are
the third Monday of each month at
various homes. We discuss educa-
tion issues, programs and upcom-
ing events. Please call (863) 983-
8710 or (863) 983-6161 for more
information. We would love to
have you join us.


Students didn't mind getting dirty when planting the pine tree
for Mrs. Mitchell's class.


appreciated. You can contact the
principal of Eastside, Mrs. Duke
or Mrs. Perry at 983-1560. Thank
you in advance for your support.
Thanks! Way to go! Great Job!
A very special Thank You
goes out to Kacie Durance, Kody
Durance, and Skylar Duckstein.
During Easter break, these 3 fine
students wanted to do some-
thing to help out with the tree
project at Eastside. (They also
had some help from Rachel and
Carley Morrell who attend Cen-
tral Elementary School.) They
put their heads together and
decided to put together a lemon-
ade/snack stand in front of their
house. They got permission
from their parents, and set up
the stand. They sat out by their
stand for several hours, and
raised a total of $49.17. They
split the money between their 3
classrooms: Miss Escobar, Mrs.
Swaggerty, and Mrs. Cav-
vanaugh. Thanks again to these
students for being so thoughtful
and caring so much about their
school.
Mrs. Dierks has gotten the
Scholastic Book Fair all packed
up and on it's way back to it's
home. She would like to thank
all of the parent and teacher vol-


unteers for all their hard work in
helping making the Book Fair so
successful. Many books were
purchased, and this always puts
a huge smile on Mrs. Dierks' face
because of her own personal
love for reading.
Eastside is proud of the many
students who have been doing
so well in Math in the NCS Lab.
Many of them have completed
Math Speed Games. In order to
achieve this, the students must
know all of their math facts.
Congratulations to these stu-
dents. We are very proud of you.
The last School Improvement
Committee Meeting of this
school year was held on Tues-
day, April 17th. Thank you to all
of the parents who attended the
meetings throughout the school
year. This is a very important
committee and we appreciate all
of the parents who volunteer
their time to this committee each
year.
Teacher Appreciation Week is
this week, My. 7 -.,May 11. Be
sure to let your child's teacher
know how much their dedica-
tion is appreciated. "A teacher
affects eternity; he can never tell
where his influence stops."
-Henry Adams


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Central
Elementary School
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is
being celebrated nationwide
May 6-12 and at Central Elemen-
tary, we are celebrating all of our
dedicated teachers and we
appreciate the positive effect
they have on students' education
and their lives. Governor Crist
has issued the following Teacher
Appreciation proclamation in
order to mark this week as one
officially designated for appreci-
ating Florida teachers:
"WHEREAS, a strong and
effective system of free public
education for all children is
essential to our democratic sys-
tem of government; and
"WHEREAS, due to our sys-
tem of free and universal public
education, the United States has
made considerable progress in
the social, technological and sci-
entific fields; and
WHEREAS, much of this
progress can be attributed to the
qualified and dedicated teachers
entrusted with the educational
development of our children;
and
WHEREAS, teachers should
be accorded high public esteem,
reflecting the value the commu-
nity places on public education;
and
"WHERAS, it is appropriate
teachers be recognized for their
dedication and commitment to
educating students;
"NOW, THEREFORE, I, Char-
lie Crist, Governor of the state of
Florida, do hereby extend greet-
ings and best wishes to all
observing May 6 -12, 2007 as
Teacher Appreciation Week."
Poetry Performance
Wham! It's Poetry Jam on
Wednesday, May 16.
Mr. Holsclaw's 5th grade
class is working on a perform-
ance poetry unit. Most of the
poems are from Sara Holbrook
anthologies (Ohio poet who vis-
its schools as a part of the Artist-.
In-The-Schools program). Ms
Holbrook's poems are very topi-
cal - school life, rite of passage,
etc. She also is procreator of
Poetry Alive! In mid-May, we are
inviting classes and parents to
attend a performance of this
poetry in the cafeteria. We have
slated this performance to take
place on Wednesday afternoon -
May 16 from 1:40 to 2:10 p.m.


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The 4-H Tropicana Speech Competition is held on the school level, then the school winners
present their speeches at a county competition. The county competition was held at the
Clewiston High School Auditiorium on April 26. Fourth grade winners are in the front row (left
to right): Mark Sloan (COES), Matthew Johnson (WES), Ashley Chamberlain (CCS), Jalen
Rushing (CES), Brittney Tanner (EES), Cassidy Pascher (COES), Mindy Paniagua (CES),
Edwmary Montalvo (WES). In the back row is Ms. Mazzina (CES).


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College. The total includes 15 stu-
dents from Hendry and Glades
counties.
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monies, the first in Charlotte
County beginning at 6 p.m. at the
Center for Performing Arts and
Education in Punta Gorda and in
Lee County beginning at 7 p.m. at
the Barbara B. Mann Performing
Arts Hall on the Edison campus,
Fort Myers. The final commence-
ment ceremony was held in Col-
lier County on Sunday, May 6, in
Naples.
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Hendry/Glades areas are: Abbie
Elena Diaz, Alexandra Perez,
Angela Kay Hester, Brianna
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Awbrey (LMS), Sharmarria Morrison (CMS), Cecilia Luna (CMS), Amber Eagler (CCS), Gena
Wooten (CCS). In the back row from left to right are: Ms. James (CMS) and Ms. Abreuk (CMS).

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CLEWISTON - The 20th Annu-
al 4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest
was held April 26, at the Clewiston
High School Auditorium. There
were nine sixth grade speakers and
21 fourth and fifth grade speakers.
In the fourth and fifth grade divi-
sion, first place was awarded to
Jalen Rushing from Central Ele-
mentary School for his speech
titled "Rosa Parks." Second Place
went to Country Oaks Elementary
School's Mark Sloan for his speech
titled "Bull Riding-My Story" and
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Johnson of Westside Elementary
School received third place. Honor-
able mention was achieved by Ash-
ley Chamberlain of Community
Christian School with her speech
titled "My New Baby Sister."
The Judges Choice Awards in
the fourth and fifth grade division
were awarded to the following
speakers: Most Humorous Award
went to Brittany Tanner (UES), Cas-
sidy Pascher (COES) received the
Most Educational Award, Best Pre-
sentation of a Serious Issue was
awarded to Edwmary Montalvo of


(WES) and Mindy Paniagua (CES)
was honored with the Most Origi-
nal Award.
In the sixth grade division,
Clewiston Middle School's Shamar-
ria Morrison captured first place
with her speech titled "Am I
Spoiled." Second place was award-
ed to Dylan Awbrey of LaBelle Mid-
dle School for his speech titled
"Bubba Goes to College." Placing
third was Julia Woods of Clewiston
Middle School with her speech
titled "The Girl." Honorable men-
tion went to Community Christian
School's Mariah Molina with her
speech titled "Olive Girl."
The Judges Choice Awards in
the sixth grade division were
awarded to the following speakers:
Cecilia Luna (CMS) for the Most
Humorous Award, the Most Educa-
tional Award went to Amber Eagler
(CCS), Gena Wooten (CCS) cap-
tured the Most Original Award and
Julia Woods (CMS) with the Best
Presentation of a Serious Issue.
The winners of the speech con-
test received wooden plaque con-
taining the 4-H/Tropicana Speech
emblem sponsored by Tropicana


Products, Inc. In addition to the
plaques, first through third place
winners will be awarded savings
bond certificates in the amounts of
$100, $75, and $50, respectively
sponsored by Hendry County 4-H.
Furthermore, the first place win-
ners received a scholarship to
attend 4-H Camp Cloverleaf in Lake
Placid, June 25-29, sponsored by
Tropicana Products, Inc. The win-
ners of the Judges Choice Awards
received trophies sponsored by
Hendry County 4-H.
To all of the 30 speakers, you did
a wonderful job in presenting your
speeches. To the school teachers
involved in the 4-H/Tropicana
Speech Contest; you did an out-
standing job in preparing your stu-
dents for the school contest as well
as for the county contest. Many
thanks to Mr. Jeff Barwick, Ms.
Denise Gibson, and Ms. Joy Llossas
for taking the time out of their busy
schedules to serve as the official
judges. Last but not least, thank
you to our sponsor, Tropicana
Products, Inc., for making this
event possible and successful.


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SADD recognizes outstanding local student Tax


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - Each year the
Clewiston High School's Stu-
dents Against Destructive Deci-
sions (SADD) selects a peer to
represent the state of Florida for
the term of one year, as the
SADD Student of the Year.
On April 27, in a ceremony
held at the high school, officials
recognized Emily Smith, a senior,
as this year's student leader. The
ceremony was attended by stu-
dents, teachers, parents and
Thomas Conner, Hendry County
superintendent. Gordon Swagger-
ty, assistant superintendent, and
Don Gutshall, Clewiston police
chief, were also at the event.
"I want to also congratulate
Emily Smith for her achieve-
ments and I have say, we are
very proud you're one of ours,"
said Dr. Egley
Ms. Smith will be the student
spokesperson for the organiza-
tion, with responsibilities includ-
ing speaking in front of teens
publicly, as well as serving in the
capacity for one year on the
Florida SADD student advisory
board - a board which focuses
on promoting healthy choices,
specifically avoiding alcohol.
Ms. Smith will also serve to
advice eight other youth leaders
also selected for this year's pro-
gram.
SADD officials are certain Ms.
Smith has what it takes to repre-
sent Clewiston on the state
board.
"I've seen Emily grow into a
great leader," said Verl Todd,
state coordinator for the Florida
SADD Program. "Emily truly
cares about saving young lives,"
said Mr. Todd.


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marijuana, possession of mari-
juana over 20 grams, and theft of
utility services.
The investigators found sev-
eral items and evidence indicat-
ing the operation and use of the
home for cultivating and har-
vesting suspected marijuana.
Officers also recovered items
inside the home, including two
manuals detailing how to culti-
vate marijuana, items for agri-
culture application, a vitamin
bottle with marijuana inside and
two large trash bags containing
approximately seven pounds of
marijuana stems, among other
things.
Based on his statement and
evidence found at the scene,
Martin was placed under arrest
and taken to the Clewiston
Police Department where he
was booked and later transport-
ed to the Hendry County Jail
with bond set at $51,000.
"This case is still under inves-
tigation and several other arrests
are possible," said Detective
Cutis Clay.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


INI/Ideybis Gonzalez
Pictured along with the 2007/2008 SADD Student of the Year
Emily Smith are, from left to right: Thomas Conner, Gordon
Swaggerty, Dr. Robert Egley and Tony Busin.


It may have been an easier
choice to select Ms. Smith for
maintaining a positive attitude
throughout the year, sending a
worthwhile message to the stu-
dent body, Mr. Todd said.
According to him, Emily is not
afraid to work with other groups
and organizations in getting the
important alcohol prevention
message out.
When she got up to speak in
accepting her award, Ms. Smith
broke briefly. Acknowledging
that students sometimes make
errors in judgment but have the
ability to make up for them, she


spoke with a slight frown on her
face.
"I have made many mistakes
in my life, but I have changed,"
she said. "There is still hope, and
the possibilities are endless,"
Emily added.
According to Emily, she is
delighted to represent SADD.
"I want everyone to know
that I'm very proud of Emily for
all her accomplishments," said
Mr. Todd. "I know we will see
great things from you in the
future," he told her.
StaffWriter Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


Continued From Page 1
county attorney said the commis-
sioners could deal with.
The House's revised plan to roll
back property taxes to 2000 levels
with no exemption for fiscally con-
strained counties would chop $4.7
million out of Hendry County's
skimpy budget.
Doubling the Homestead
Exemption, part of Gov. Crist's
plan, would deliver a $802,000 hit
to Hendry County's budget,
according to the Florida Associa-
tion of County's analysis.
He said the commissioners have
been in touch with District 77 Repre-
sentative Denise Grimsley to convey
to her their disapproval of a rollback
in millage with no exemption for fis-
cally constrained counties.
Rep. Grimsley said, "It has been
extremely challenging finding a
plan that will fit all 67.counties with-
out doing irreparable harm to
some. Last week I met with Chair-
man Dean Cannon to discuss fiscal-
ly constrained counties. I believe the
general consensus statewide is that
we need property tax relief. How to
get there prudently while prevent-
ing irreparable harm to small coun-
ties and preventing an economic
imbalance among counties will be
the focus of the special session."
She made these suggestions to
Chairman Cannon on fiscally con-
strained counties with the idea of
providing. relief but at the same
time leaving some control with
local government.
1) Allow a fiscally constrained -
revenue capacity limited county
(10 mills) to exceed the rollback
caps after a county goes through
their budgeting process with ample
input from the public via public
hearings and availability of all
budgeting information in a trans-
parent process. They then would
be required to issue findings as to
the rationale for exceeding the cap.
To exceed the cap would require a
4 of 5 super majority.
2) Assess the financial impact
that the rollback would have on
counties that are fiscally con-
strained and revenue capacity limit-
ed including any cities contained in
those counties and create a rev-
enue sharing program to off set the
impacts based on the formula used
in the fiscally constrained program
which weighs assistance based on
highest millage and per capital abili-
ty to raise revenue.
3) Assure transparency by
funding the small county technical
assistance program in the Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services to assist small
counties with the process of put-
ting all budgeting and contract
information online to make it
more accessible to the public.


Mr. Lapp continued: roll backs,
sales tax increases and portable
Save Our Homes exemptions all
have big variables for small coun-
ties in particular.
"The board heard the citizens
last September," Mr. Lapp said,
"and decreased the millage. The
result has been a small increase in
the budget that they can live with."
At that time the commissioners
dropped the millage for 2006-07 to
6.5 mills - two mills lower than the
proposed 8.5.
Holding off a decision until a
special session in June will present
a problem for the county as it plans
next year's budget. Once the result
is known, the commission will
have to revamp its draft budget to
reflect the state's new plan.
According to County Commis-
sioner Darrell Harris, "Tax reform
will affect all small counties. They're
thinking about putting in the ballot-
and Homestead Exemption (raising
the exemption for eligible homes
from $25,000 to $50,000) will pass.
What scares the county is the pro-
posed roll back to 2000-01. It would
damage the county."
Meanwhile, other officials
remain wary.
Ronnie Lee, Hendry County
sheriff, said his department is close-
ly monitoring the situation in Talla-
hassee, but remain in the dark
about what the final direction of the
tax reform will be. According to
Sheriff Lee, the department stands
to lose some of its funding if the
current proposal is approved in
June, but the final form remains
uncertain.
Specific examples of how the
department would have to cut
back are sketchy at the moment.
Randy Bengston, the county's
public safety director, isn't expect-
ing the reform to affect the depart-
ment - at least for the time being.
According to Mr. Bengston, the
county is now operating with fewer
employees than larger municipali-
ties. Any funding cuts aren't likely to
affect the department in its current
form, he said. The possibility of a
reduction in the department's
budget would be felt only until the
county started thinking about
expanding the number of employ-
ees in the public safety division. "It
won't affect us at all," said Mr.
Bengston. "It may hinder for us for
future expansion. But if we contin-
ue working with the same number
of employees, we should be fine."
Others, like Bo Pelham, Hendry
County Commissioner, are also
waiting until the final decision is
made as to whether or not the
county will be largely, or nominally
affected, by Tallahassee's plan. The
commissioner said he would
reserve his opinion until the tax
reform issue is finalized, but is brac-
ing for the plan.
Governor Crist supports consti-


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Clewiston officers as they search for additional evidence
while executing a narcotics search warrant at 714 Laurel
Street in Clewiston, on Tuesday, May 1.


Library

Continued From Page 1
entire family.
Delighting kids senses this
year was Steve Knight and his
Nifty Puppets show of well-
known tales. Mr. Knight has
been featured on Romper Room
TV and at Walt Disney World.
He performed "The Three Lit-
tle Pigs" for the children, who
sat attentively and happily
throughout the show.
According to Ms. Oeffner, the
state library and Archives of
Florida kicked off the nation-
wide event held in the month of
April.
Local library staff was happy
to be a part of it.
"It is such a wonderful oppor-
tunity to be able to have such
events," said Ms. Oeffner. "The
kids really enjoy themselves."
Perhaps the biggest lesson
associated with the event is the
importance of having children,
and adults, recognize the impor-
tance that all cultures in the state
play. Participants learn about the
differences in even telling a sim-


INI/Ideybis Gonzalez
The children pay close attention while a puppet show tells
the tale of "The Three Little Pigs" during the El Dia De Los
Nifios event at the Clewiston Library.


pie story, and how similar such a
thing can be no matter what cul-
ture is involved.
The event was also celebrat-
ed at the Harlem Library and at
Barron Library in LaBelle.
"I believe these types of
events will promote our local
children of all nationalities to
learn the importance of read-


ing," said Ms. Oeffner. "We will
continue supporting these types
of yearly events, so that our local
children in our community will
continue enjoying the experi-
ence and grow to love and
appreciate books," she added.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


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tutional amendments to give coun-
ties the option by referendum to
double the Homestead Exemption
from $25,000 to $50,000 and
statewide portability of the Save
Our Homes tax cap to allow home-
owners to take their current tax rate
with them and continue capping
increases at the lower rate when
they move. He will seek a special
election in 2007 to have these con-
stitutional amendments placed on
the ballot.
A Property Appraiser workshop
last week in Daytona Beach put on
by the Department of Revenue
helped put much of the controver-
sy into perspective for those "in the
business." Presentations showed
how, from 1997 to the present, the
various counties increased proper-
ty tax-wise. Coastal counties grew
20 to 30 percent yearly, while
Hendry County property values
remained flat until 2002 when they
suddenly began increasing. In 2004
they jumped 20-30 percent and in
2005 they were "off the chart."
Cliff Wood of the Hendry Coun-
ty Property Appraiser's Office said
that some of the Legislative propos-
als would be devastating to small
counties. Rolling back property
taxes to the 2000 or 2001 level
wouldn't even represent a "nor-
mal" value, he said. Propertyvalues
in Hendry County were stagnant
for about 12 years, only beginning
to increase in 2002. Of course, in
2005 the county saw an "astronom-
ical" increase in property values.
Since by statute the. property
appraiser must use only the previ-
ous year's sales (as of Jan. 1) as the
basis for valuation, that sent prop-
erty taxes skyrocketing.
He concluded that the "best" of
the roll back proposals would be to
return to the 2004 numbers (based
on 2003 sales), although 2003,
2004 or 2005 would also work out
okay for Hendry's bottom line.
He said House Bill 261 would
make property appraisers responsi-
ble for attorney's fees if a property
value were to be reduced by a
judge by 10 percent. For large
landowners, that could amount to
$20,000-300,000 in attorney's fees
taxpayers would have to pay. The
result would be that appraisers
would simply give the landowner
what they want rather than take
that risk.
Mr. Wood said he's glad the Leg-
islature is rethinking the whole
issue. The wrong plan "would be
devastating to all Florida," he noted.
Abandoning property tax and
going to a sales tax only would be
too volatile and would present a
serious problem in how they could
be disbursed equitably between
large and small counties.
Capping the amount of poten-
tial property increases or regulating
the millage rate might work, Mr.
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snouia nave slowea them down,
but not the Clewiston High
School Soft Ball Team. Instead,
they made goose steps look
graceful as they dashed across
the finish line of the Hospital
Foundation Bed Race at the 2007
Sugar Festival! The winners
received a shower of cheers
from the enthusiastic audience.
The other participating teams
were from Central Elementary
School, Clewiston High School
SADD group, First Bank of
Clewiston, Sunrise Restaurant
and two teams from Hendry
Regional Medical Center.
To make the event even more
interesting, members of the Hos-
pital Foundation judged the
teams' costumes and named the
First Bank of Clewiston as having
the best overall costumes with
their Hawaiian Hula team out-
fits. The assortment of attire pro-
vided even more entertainment
to the crowd. Greg and Melisa
Martinez, of Sunrise Restaurant,
donated $25 gift certificates to
winners of the costume contest
and to the best performing team


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The Clewiston High School Softball Team won first place in the 2007 HRMC Foundation Bed
Race during the Sugar Festival in Clewiston.


members.
The Foundation raised a total
of $520 as a result of the
event. The Foundation board
members (Robbie Castellanos -
Chairman, Carl Berner, Tom


INI/Naji Tobias
Using his strength
Pahokee Blue Devils defensive end Brandon Hawthorne is
running with a 65-pound sled. The sled is used to increase
a player's speed and endurance. It also is known to
strengthen a player's legs. Brandon's strength and condi-
tioning coach, Wayne Jarriel, looks on during the first day
of spring practice May 1, at the Blue Devil practice field.


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Closing practice with a prayer
Lineman Jimbo Arnold leads the Glades Day Gators in a
team prayer May 3. The team caps off its practice ses-
sions with a prayer. that the team does at the end of every
practice before heading to the locker room.





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Special to INI Florida
MOORE HAVEN - The
Moore Haven Terriers got spring
drills underway on Tuesday, May
1 under the direction of new
Head Football Coach Jason
Bond. Coach Bond is being
assisted this year by Karson
Turner, Vincent Lewis, Sr., Craig
Miller and Tim Jones.
The Terriers have over 25
boys out for spring football and
are looking forward to returning
the football program to promi-
nence.
The spring session will culmi-
nate on Friday, May 18 with a
home game against Ft. Myers
Gateway Charter High School at
7p.m.


"The boys have had good atti-
tudes so far and we will need to
continue to carry this momentum
into the summer," said Coach
Bond. "We have been blessed
with a very good coaching staff
and the boys are picking up the
new system rather quickly."
Returning for the Terriers are
quarterbacks Antwonne
McCloud and Dalton Britt. Tony
Cablrales is looking forward to a
breakout season on the offen-
sive line.
The summer weightlifting
program will begin on June 4th
and run every Monday, Wednes-
day and Friday. Weightlifting is
required for all varsity players.
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May 12 and 13.
Located on U.S. 27 South, just
prior to Palmdale on the east side of
U.S. 27, Vanishing Species is a
Wildlife Preserve that serves as a
permanent retirement home for
wildlife animals of all kinds. Vanish-
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Their special weekend, Mother's
Day Weekend on May 12 and 13,
will showcase the interactive guided
wildlife tours, the Natural History
and Anthropology Museum, the
Herpetarium and the Gift Shop.
On Sunday, special events will
also include Bar-B-Q Concessions
in the picnic area as well as live
music on stage by local musicians
Gary Filip, Rebekah Loweke, Mike

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Rotenberger wildlife management
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Everglades and Francis S. Taylor
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Pryor and their musical friends.
Sunday will also have Author
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her book "Swallow Tail" as well as
other Art Vendors. And, if he is not
busy fighting forest fires, a visit by
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Mother's Day weekend will be
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yet viewed by the public! Other sig-
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Vanishing Species' 90+ animals
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was found on the streets of Sebring
after one of the 2004 hurricanes.
Hours are from 9:30 a.m. until
4:30 p.m. Admission for adults is
$10, Children ages 5-12 are $5 and
Children under 5 years of age are
free. Free parking and plenty of pic-
nicking area is available.
Dad's, bring mom and your
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Mother's Day all ages will enjoy!


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Shashonna, the 6 year old white tiger who was the Queen of
Magic in Vegas will be on hand for the Mother's Day festivi-
ties on May 12 and 13, as well as other animals displayed at
the preserve.


On April 27, Moore Haven High School students attended the State track meet in Winter
Park. The following students participated including: Tiara Perkins, Venisha Lewis, Raquel
Reid, Kadedra Gadson, Miranda Robinson, Ansel Bell, Elazurus Blackmon, Antwonne
McCloud, Jyles Langdale and Keivon Bell. Venisha placed ninth overall in the 4x100 race
and fourth overall in the 100 meter dash. Ansel Bell placed eighth place in the 110 hur-
dles and Antwonne McCloud placed eighth overall in the 4x100 meter dash. We are so
proud of all the track team!


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the top wide receivers in the Glades area. Martavious joined the Pahokee Blue Devils for
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For all those times when winning isn't everything


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church, Clewiston
"Don't get upset, Hon," my wife
told me as I arrived home. "What's
wrong?" I asked. "You didn't win."
My wife knows I am very com-
petitive. She knows I don't like to
lose. She knew that I had expecta-
tions of winning with one of my
entries in the Sweet Taste of Sugar
Contest at this year's Sugar Festi-
val. I didn't.
What she didn't know was that
I was already aware of that I hadn't


won - and I
was okay with -,
that. There
were so many |
top entries in
the contest that
anyone of them
could have
been the win-
ner. Check out
the recipes John
yourself in the Hicks
2007 Sweet
Taste Recipe book available at the
Clewiston Chamber of Commerce.
I thinkyou'll agree. I felt honored to


be among so many great cooks
and celebrated those who were
victorious. I may have lost on the
scoreboard, but I won in so many
different ways. It was a blast just
making my "creations" for others
to enjoy.
Years ago, I played in a church
soft ball league. Larry was a special
person on our team. He was physi-
cally and mentally challenged, but
took great pride in being a good bat
boy. Our team had a policy that
everyone who came to practice got
to play in the game. Every game,
Larry would be put in at the very


last when it was "safe." Larry
would put on a glove and go out to
right field. I don't recall any balls
that came his way, but he was
happy just to be in the game and
on the field, grinning from ear to
ear as his father waved to him from
the stands. When his time came to
bat, he would swing three times
and then would be happy to go
back to taking care of the bats.
The championship game
came and we were in the top con-
tention. It was the ninth inning.
The score was tied. There were
two outs with one man on base.


Our best hitter was on deck. Larry
had not played yet and asked the
coach if it was time.
What to do? Do we let Larry
bat and give away our chance to
win the game? The man on deck
didn't hesitate. Larry was given
the bat. The pitcher moved in -a
few steps closer to lob the ball in
softly so Larry could at least make
contact. The first pitch came and
Larry swung clumsily and missed.
The pitcher again took a few steps
forward to toss the ball softly
towards Larry. As the pitch came
in, Larry swung and connected.


He stood looking at the ball while
everyone was yelling for him to
run. He finally did, but was tagged
out at first. It didn't matter. Larry
hit the ball. The crowd cheered, a
Daddy wept and Larry was lifted
up on the shoulders of his team
mates. We may have lost on the
scoreboard, but we won in so
many different ways.
There are times when being
first is not the most important
thing. May times the greatest win-
ners are those who enjoy the game
and people over the win. They tend
to have less stress and more fun.


Area Church News in Brief


Church to host
Gospel sing
LABELLE - Freedom Fellow-
ship Church will host a gospel
sing on Saturday, May 12, in
LaBelle. Bring your music and
join us. We have a great spiritual
time, singing and praising our
Lord. Join us at 7 p.m. at the
church just before you go over
the LaBelle Bridge on right hand
side.
Mother-daughter
banquet planned
CLEWISTON - The Annual
Mother-Daughter Banquet at First
Christian Church, 201 N. Francisco
St., will be held May 12, 6 p.m.,
according to Jackie Miller, Minister.
Heather Giddens is program direc-
tor of this year's Banquet with the
theme "Treasured Memories". The
Men of the church cook and serve
the meal. This year's menu
includes: Salisbury Steaks, Mashed
Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, Tea,
Ambrosia and Sheet Cake. For fur-
ther information you may call the
parsonage at 983-1804.


At the Mother's Day Service at
11 a.m. each Mother will receive a
nice gift with Special Gifts for the
Oldest Mother, Newest Mother,
Mother with the most children
present and Grandmother with the
largest family group present. The
Morning Message is entitled, "The
Seventh Creation".
Cowboy church
hosts fellowship
PALMDALE - Cowboy Church
Hand and Hand Ministries will host
gospel music and the word
brought this month by Ollie Ore of
Clewiston, on Thursday, May 10,
beginning at 6 p.m. with food and
fellowship. At 7 p.m., the praise
and worship team from LaBelle
will be joining us at the community
center of Palmdale located on the
corner of Fifth and Main Streets.
Mother's Day
Musical planned
BELLE GLADE - God's End
Time Prophetic Ministries, Inc.,
Belle Glade will host a Mother's
Day Musical & Praise Dance Extrav-


aganza. The theme will be: "A
Fountain of Love, Praise & Wor-
ship." The program will be present
on Saturday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at
340 W.Ave. A Belle Glade
For more information about the
program, please contact Tammy
Brown or Felecia Fuller at: (561)
993-2555 or by email at:
womenofvirtue31 @yahoo.com
All singers, groups, and praise
dancers that wish to participate in
this event, as we pay tribute and
celebrate mothers, please call
(561) 261-9566 or (561) 993-2555
for additional information.
CREW to host
Gospel concert
CLEWISTON - There will be
a gospel concert on May 19, at
the John Boy auditorium. The
time will be from 6 until 9 p.m.
This concert is sponsored by
your CREW organization. A Love
offering will be taken to further
aid in the rebuilding of lives and
property of the lake area. There
is still a lot of devastation
around. CREW needs your vol-
unteer support and financial


support. Anyone or groups
wanting to be a part of this con-
cert please call, David McClusky
at (863) 983-5060. As the start of
the 2007 hurricane season
approaches let's enter it with all
of our neighbors on our minds.
Church announces
service times
CLEWISTON - Clewiston
Church of Christ, 336 Central Ave.,
would like to announce its church
services: Sunday - Bible study at 10
a.m., worship at 11 a.m., evening
worship at 6 p.m.; Wednesday -
Bible study at 7 p.m. Minister Gor-
don Smith. For more information,
call (863) 902-8822.
Friday Night Lights
CLEWISTON - Evangel
Church Assembly of God Outreach
Center is open from 7 until 10 p.m.
every Friday to all 7-12 grade stu-
dents in our community. Activities
available include basketball; three
Play Station 2 units, music and
games. Snack bar with great prizes
is open each night.


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Late 1940's Ford
There was a classic car exhibit at the Sugar Festival in
Clewiston on Saturday, April 28. This flaming Ford was
parked in front of the historic Clewiston Inn in Hendry
County.





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Mother's Day-The example and special place Let's tolerate some


By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
Mary must have been shy,
betrothed to an older man, find-
ing herself with a child, going off
to a strange . " .
city because of
her husband's
obligations,
getting there
and finding
there was real- / .
ly no place for --^B
them, just
some
makeshift Samuel S.
accommoda- Thomas
tions that were
really more of an afterthought
than a welcome for a first-time
mother-to-be. Life was much
more difficult in those days; no
sterile facilities, no medical staff
standing by in case of complica-
tions, apparently separated from
her family at a difficult time,
being in a country occupied by a
foreign army and little more than
the company of animals when
the pains began and the
inevitable dangers threatened.


Mary, Jesus' mother, shared
with countless mothers before
and ever since all of the difficulties
and hardships that came; and all
of the joys and love that overcame
them. The Lord recalls the suffer-
ings of motherhood when He
spoke to His disciples for the last
time: "You shall grieve but your
grief will turn to joy (John 16:20)"
and He reminds them that moth-
ers don't have an easy time of it,
but God gives them special joys
that can make the sufferings fade
into insignificance.
One of the things I think
worth remembering on Moth-
er's Day is that quality God has
given to our mothers that makes
the sufferings in our lives fade
into the background so that joys
and happiness may help restore
us. Mothers are the ones who
seem to be able to show us from
the beginning that what may
start as pain can end in joy and
love; what may begin as fear or
anxiety can end as a new life and
symbol of completeness. That's
some ability: something that
goes well beyond the ordinary -
and yet mothers do it every day.
The child who comes home


from school when things are not
going well, the father who
comes home from work with
bad news or even the family pet
that knows there is someone in
the household who has been
entrusted with His special gift of
loving and who will provide
comfort and solace; all turn to
that person for the healing and
love only Mother can give.
Mary will provide Jesus with
those early moments of love and
comfort, nurturance and protec-
tion that will be the source of
strength when maturity brings
its darker moments and the
world will become harsh and
daunting. He will be victorious,
of course, because He is God,
but His earthly side will also
have had those qualities to
remind Him about these mar-
velous mothers who turn sor-
row into joy and pain into love.
As we celebrate this Mother's
Day, I plan to share with that
prototype of Mothers in my life;
the one who has sustained and
nurtured, one who has struggled
to make a home, one who has
stretched budgets and made life
better because of her self-sacri-


fices and economies when times
were tough, one who has been a
source of support when self-
doubts could have swallowed
dreams and ambitions, one who
has been there when I was most
vulnerable and most in need of
affirmation.
We take a day out to remem-
ber Mothers and their place in
our lives; mothers take a lifetime
out to do what God has given
them to do best, loving, nurtur-
ing, sustaining, protecting, sup-
porting and they never seem to
miss a beat. Children have special
insights into human homes by liv-
ing in them and growing up in
them. We see firsthand the sacri-
fices and what it takes to make it
all come together. It takes our
adult years to appreciate for our-
selves just what a formidable task
that this little lady undertook and
with superhuman strength
accomplished so well; in order
thatwe might call her "Mother."
Well done, Mothers, may your
children who can never really say
thanks sufficiently come to realize
that special place in God's
scheme of things that you hold
and never stop showing to us all.


Goodwill Industries awards outstanding achievers


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -
Goodwill Industries of Southwest
Florida, serving Charlotte, Lee,
Collier, Hendry and Glades coun-
ties, celebrated the success of
2006 with its Annual Awards Din-
ner on April 26, at its Three Oaks
Banquet Center in Estero. 300
people attended the annual din-
ner and listened to author Randy
Kington speak. Mr. Kington is a
part time Naples resident and
author of "What a Life - How the
Vietnam War Affected One
Marine". Randy was paralyzed
from the waist down during an
attack in the war and now speaks


to groups sharing his passion for
life. On this special evening he
shared how his life can be com-
pared to Goodwill's mission of
building lives, families and com-
munities one job at a time by
helping people with disabilities
and other barriers to employment
through work and career develop-
ment services.
Highlights of the evening
included presentation of the Annu-
al Awards. The Chet Perry Achiev-
er of the Year award was given to
Quoyastine "Q" Moore, the Gradu-
ate of the Year award was given to
Candido Benitez of Micro Control


Systems, the Employer of the Year
was given to The Pall Corporation,
and the Business of the Year award
went to Stephen R. Bowen Con-
struction.
Students at Goodwill's Life
Academy, a charter school serv-
ing students from 14 - 22 with
development disabilities, made a
quilt that was raffled off at the
dinner. The quilt was raffled off
to teach the students that when
you have 'wants' you need to
provide a means to purchase
them. At L.I.F.E. Academy every
interaction with the students is a
teachable moment.. The quilt


taught the students many differ-
ent things including, painting,
sewing, team work and fund
raising. A total of $8,000 was
raised for the Charter School. Mr.
Raymond Holland, Florida Com-
munity Bank, won the quilt and
donated it back to the School so
the students can display this
work of art.
Goodwill Industries of South-
west Florida is a 501 (c) 3 charity
dedicated to helping people with
disabilities and other disadvan-
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intolerance


By Jackie Miller, Minister
First Christian Church, Clewiston
In these days when Jesus is
quoted so often to support the
misguided doctrine of tolerating
everything except the Doctrines
taught by the Lord, it is time to re-
evaluate the teachings of Christ
upon Toleration. Jesus was toler-
ant with people, but he was intol-
erant with evil, every time and
always.
Liberalism, masking under the
term of tolerance and broad
mindedness has become the pop-
ular ideology of the shallow think-
ing religionist of this day. What is
the result? Two results are most
evident: that of no genuine sense
of that which is right and wrong
and a drifting into a chaotic world
with not a sign of a compass or
map to guide us to a safe port. The
church today, instead of seeking
to be right by GOD'S word, has
turned largely to being broad-
minded; consequently, they have
lost their power to produce lead-
ership that will stand out for the
great moral principles of God, and
when the right leadership has
diminished then those who fol-
low lose their way. That is why we
are where we are!
It is time for some one to make
a plea for the church to tolerate
some intolerance of that which is
wrong and threatens to wreck the


cause of Christ!
The Christian should not toler-
ate that which is wrong in any
place, whether it be in the school
system, police force, taxes, or in
politics. He may be called narrow-
minded, schismatic and obnox-
ious by the pussy-footing "Tolera-
tors" but before God. Tolerance
must bow before intolerance
when it comes to tolerating that
which is wrong anywhere!
God has only one standard of
conduct and that is right! No
amount of tolerating that which is
wrong can ever become Christian
and no amount of appeasing
those that are wrong, because
they "swing a big stick" or have
the finances that our institution
needs, can ever make their wrong
actions right in God's sight.
There is time to be intolerant
and that is whenever a thing is
wrong. The Christian is not to tol-
erate that which is not right and
just, according to the Word of
God. Now where do you stand
regarding: abortion, prostitution,
homosexuality, sex before mar-
riage, living together without the
benefit of marriage, profanity, ille-
gal drugs (and even some that are
legal, i.e. alcohol), adultery, forni-
cation, lying, stealing, parental dis-
honor, church absenteeism, reli-
gious division and a multitude of
other sins that are being tolerated
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Florida history: The Menge Brothers' last canal


By MaryAnn Morris
Editor's note Note: Around
the turn of the century, the
Menge Brothers, J. Fred, Joseph
and Conrad, were employed by
the Disston Company to build
the necessary dredges (after
their father, Anton Menge's
oatented design) and then to
dig the canals needed to lower
the level of Lake Okeechobee
and drain the surrounding
marshes so that the rich soil
could be turned in to profitable
farms. They channeled out the
Caloosahatchee River to con-
nect to the lake (Three Mile
Canal); then dug another canal
,o that the wood needed to fire
the enormous machine was
readily accessible (Nine Mile
Canal).
Then they started digging the
first canal to the south after care-
fully checking to see whether or
not any rock lay below the
swampy surface.
The following account was
written by Conrad Menge in 1947.
After digging the two cross
canals, the dredge was disman-
tled again and towed down to
Ritta River by a little stern wheel
steamboat called "The Rosalie."
We started digging the canal
from Ritta River south during the
laLtet part of 1888. After dredging
about 12 or 13 miles, we ran into
a rock ledge and the canal was
abandoned. This canal became
known as Thirteen-Mile Canal.
This was the last canal dug by
I he Menge brothers in this region.
The dredge was dismantled and
put on barge for shipment back
to Kissimmee. During the trip
across Lake Okeechobee, a
storm came up suddenly and the
dredge broke loose from the tow
boar. It sank in Lake Okeechobee
and was never located again. This
ended the early dredging done in


Courtesy photo/Florida Archives
Coffee Mill Hammock was located along the Caloosahatchee
River about eight miles above Ft. Thompson. Its name goes
back over 100 years.


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the region.
My brother and I dug all the
canals in the vicinity of Lake
Okeechobee. We did not work
on any of the canal projects that
went to the east coast from the
Everglades region and we were
not connected with the St. Cloud
operations on the Kissimmee
River.
It was quite a problem to
move the dredge across the lake
to a new location. The dredge
wasn't very seaworthy and could-
n't be handled by the tow boat at
all in even a moderate breeze.


Towing was always done at night
because there was very little
wind on the lake between sun-
down and sunrise. The dredges
were towed to location by small
steamboats. We used three of
these during the course of our
work as tenders for towing wood
barges and for hauling supplies
as well as for towing the dredge.
The names of all the boats and
dredges used on the original job
wee:
(a) Menge Patented Dredge
this was the first dredge used. It
was worn out on the job and was
abandoned in Lake Hicpoochee
in 1888.
(b) The Gopher this small
stern wheel steamer about 25
feet long was used to haul wood
and to get supplies for the
dredge. It was the first tender
used on the job and was out of
commission in 1888.
(c) Mamie this was a small
steamboat (propeller drive)
about 25 feet long. It was the
second of the three tenders used


on the job.
(d) New Dredge Built in
Kissimmee this dredge was built
by the Disston Company in 1888.
It did not have a name. It sank in
Lake Okeechobee in 1890.
(e) Rosalie this was as small
stern wheel steamboat about 45
feet long, the largest of the three
tenders we had on the job. The
boat, named after Captain Rose's
daughter, was brought down
from Kissimmee. Captain Rose
was the general manager for the
Disston Company. It was the boat
we used to tow the dredge to
Ritta Island after the two small
side canals were dug across the
main canal west of Lake
Hicpoochee.
(0 Hamilton Disston this was
a two-deck stern wheel steamer
about 75 feet long. Its home port
was Kissimmee and it was used
to bring officials of the company
down to look over the progress of
the work
Kraemer Island in Lake Okee-
chobee was named after James
M. Kraemer, engineer for the Dis-
ston Company. I do not know
how Observation, Ritta and Torry
Islands got their names.
I do not know how Fort
Thompson got its name original-
ly. I remember someone telling
me that a person found an old
rusty coffee mill on the high
ground of the hammock east of
Fort Thompson and that this is
the way Coffee Mill Hammock
got its name. This place was
known as Coffee Mill Hammock
long before I came to Florida in
1886."
Source: "Early dredging in the
Lake Okeechobee region" By
Conrad Menge, Sept. 28,1947.
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The Bonaire, only $171,900

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HOMES:
* $114,500 - This 2BD/1BA home is on a corner lot and
has a fenced back yard, this development features a club-
house, pool, and storage for boats or motor home. Call
today for your appointment.
* $159,900 - Price Reduced New 3BD/2BA home. This
home features a split floor plan and the kitchen has a
morning room,
* $175,900 - JUST REDUCED - Looking for a 3BD/2BA
home. This home features newinalt inside and out, new
carpet, ne, i kRa i as a ,as a 34x12
screened lanai. Backyard has fruit trees galore. Call today
for your appointment.
* $189,000. 3BD/2BA Well constructed CBS home on a
corner lot, screened in front and back porches. Don't miss
this one a new house without the new price. Call today for
your showing.
* $189,900 - Price Reduced! New 3BD/2BA home on a
beautiful lot, This home features a split floor plan. The
kitchen has an island with an extra sink and more. Don't let
this one slip by!
* $219,900 - Gorgeous New 3BD/2BA House with a
garage. This home features a split floor plan. Living area
with fire place. Master bath with garden tub and dual sinks.
Carpet and tile throughout. This is a must see!
* JUST REDUCEDI $238,000 - Like new 3BD/2BA home
on a Cul-de-sac that backs up to a greenbelt in highly
sought after Unit 102 across from the Ranchettes. New
homes on the street and the neighborhood is growing rap-
idly, within walking distance to future school and commu-
nity center, Don't wait on this one!


the hustle and bustle of city living. Come see this 3BD/2BA
mobile home on 1.86+/- acres.


* $310,000 - 3BD/2BA home in the city on .45+/- acres,
detached 2 car garage, fenced back yard, landscaping and
more. Call today.
* $415,000 -JUST REDUCEDI New Hickory kitchen cab-
inets w/solid surface counter tops & new fixtures, wood
flooring, new carpet in the lanal & many more upgrades.
This is a beautiful well maintained home on manicured 1+-
acres In LaBelle's first gated riverfron subdivision.
* $795,000 - Custom 2005 3BD/2BA home on 3.71+/-
acres in Alva. Home has many upgrades and property Is
filled with mature oaks and much more. A must seel Call
today.
* $997,500 - Price reduced- Stunning views form this 2
story River Front Home. 'fTis home features 3BD/2BA, a
spa on the deck off the master suite and more. Enjoy sun-
rises and sunsets from your own dock. Call today for more
info
MOBILE HOMES:
* $69,000- 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The mobile
home is p)IJN fteCteON jfl"A ed in beau-
tiful palm and oak trees.
* Starting at $112,500 Please call about Mobile Home
Yacht Club models available and ready to move in. 1
$149,900 JUST REDUCEDI- Price Reduced 3BD/2BA
Manufactured home on 1.88+/- acres in Muse. Home fea-
tures a split floor plan. The living area has a fire place. Well
and septic tank are new.
* $169,900 - Just Reduced - Looking to get away from


* $187,900 - Immaculate 4BD/2BA manufactured home
across form the river and boat ramps, many, many
upgrades. A shed and irrigation. Call for Info.
*- $200,000 - 4BD/2BA manufactured home on 1.07+/-
acres. Property is completely fenced in with palm line
driveway,
* $3000 . 3BD/2BA mobile home on 5+/- gorgeous
acres in Muse, roof replaced in 2004, well replaced In 2006,
partially cleared with a pond.
* $389,900 - Mini Horse Farm on 10+/- acres, 3BD/2Ba
mobile home, 9 stall barn with concrete pass thru, tack
room, roping arena and a pond.
* $775,000 � Commercial zoned! 5+/- acre property fea.
tures a 3BD/3Ba mobile home, pool, 2 barns, 2 sheds and
much more. Call Today!
" Port LaBelle Lots starting at $19,900
* Lehigh Lots starting at $46,900
" Montura Lots starting at $32,000
" Moore Haven Lots starting at $20,000
* Clewiston Lots starting at $ 21,500
RENTALS
* 2BD/1BA Duplex $775/Month
* 2BD/2BA Home $700.00/Month
* 3BD/2BA Home $1,200/Month


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in home sites perfectly suited for an estate home.
Montura Ranch Developers, LLC makes it easier for
everyone to purchase their share of the American
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EZbuild Custom Homes designs meet or
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standards with 140 mph wind resistance. Your
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IRS Auction Sale! Nice mobile
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near Indian River south of
Melbourne; sale date
5/24/2007 at 10 a.m. Prop-
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CEMETERY LOTS (3): Silver
Hill Cemetery in Frostproof,
FL. $1350 for all or will sell
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BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
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United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest di-
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US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a
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Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
Positions available
STAFF ASSISTANT III- Hendry County Grants & Special Pro-
jects. This is a highly responsible position, must be an inde-
pendent thinker and able to multitask. High school
graduation or its equivalent.
GROUNDS KEEPER- Assist in making the maintenance opera-
tion more effective & more efficient. Must have the ability to
perform manual labor. Must have a valid Florida drivers li-
cense.
Full time with medical benefits, retirement, sick and vacation
leave. Open until filled.
Job descriptions & applications can be obtained in the Satellite
Office in Clewiston & the Courthouse Square in LaBelle in the
HR Department.
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing assistance in the
application process should contact the Hendry County Com-
missioners HR department. (863) 612-4782


OLDE CYPRESS COMMUNITY BANK
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
CLEWISTON AND LABELLE BRANCHES
TELLERS- Experienced tellers, full-time and part-time,
needed to provide prompt, efficient, and friendly service
for customers. Make deposits and withdrawals, issue
money orders, cashiers and travelers checks. Bonuses
and Incentives.
LOAN PROCESSOR- Clewiston, Responsible for process-
ing installment and mortgage loans including preparation
of closing documents, monthly reports and general ledger
reconcilement's.
Apply in person - 205 So. W.C. Owen Ave., Clewiston
45 Bridge Street, LaBelle
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A/C TECH / MANAGER
Wanted for branch office in
Okeechobee & Glades
County. Class A Statewide
Certified Organization. Min.
of 5 yrs experience. Branch
location. Company truck pro-
vided. 863-946-0025
CLERICAL: Full-Time, year
round position available at
local agricultural office. Word,
Excel and data entry skills are
necessary. A/P Exp required.
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Bi-lingual a plus but not
mandatory. Full benefits after
probationary period. Send
resume to:
J & JAg Products
PO Box 70
Clewiston, Fl 33440
or apply at the main office at
1834 Davidson Road.
Telephone No: 863.983.2900
DETENTION OFFICER:
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Must be 18 years of age or older; high school di-
ploma or equivalent; ability to lift 50+ lbs and
ability to climb stairs; Valid Florida's Driver's Li-
cense, Class E; good driving record; working
knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Of-
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at least three years experience in working with
inventory (ordering, receiving, stocking, record-
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etc., must be presented at interview. Salary com-
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Pahokee Housing Authority is an Equal Opportu-
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positions, paid training.
$17-20/hr plus performance
bonuses after promotion,
company truck and benefits.
Music have strong leadership
*;�i , a good driving history
ano be able to travel
throughout Florida. Email Re-
sume to Recruiter3@os-
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INSURANCE AGENT
Looking for a 220
Licenses Agent for
Clewiston or LaBelle.
Good Salary + Comm.
Fax: 772-597-4323
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MECHANIC NEEDED:
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(800)441-4953 www.heart-
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Scalehouse Personnel
now being hired at
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Call (863)675-1454


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District, scheduling appointments
for patients and conducting
home visits. Aself-motivated per-
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English/Spanish. Interpersonal,
documentation and time man-
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CNA, ER:
Must have FL license and at
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skills, knowledgeable of med-
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and customer service skills.
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DIETITIAN:
Must be a RD or LD. BS
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internship or traineeship in a
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exp. Nutrition support exp. a
plus. PT, 32 hrs per week
ER REGISTRATION:
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gual pref. but not required.
Previous exp. in registration in
hospital setting pref.
Knowledge of 3rd party payors
including Medicaid/Medicare.
HOUSEKEEPER:
Req: Must have at least one
year in housekeeping exp.
and be able to read and
speak English. Position is
Temporary FT.
INPATIENT CODER:
Must be certified as a CCS. Must
speak and comprehend fluent
English language, college gradu-
ate. Minimum five yrs. inpatient
coding in an acute care facility.
Work days, nights or weekends.
PTw/Benefts
MAINTENANCE MECHANIC:
req. Knowledge of plumbing,
electrical, carpentry, painting, etc.
Preferably at least 2 years of
working in a hospital or equiva-
lent surroundings. Position is Full
lime 8A4:30P
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST:
Current Fla. license in 4-5 laborao-
ry areas as an MTorMLT.Previous
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PRN, Flexlebhm.
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MUE, unit inspections & clinical
service, posses excellent com-
munication, customer service,
& computer skills. Requires
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PHLEBOTOMIST:
Must have at least one yr
experience. Hospital or
physician office preferred.
PRN, flexible hrs.
Conmptive Pay & Excellent Benefits
Resume, Fax (561) 993-5627
Email: JAustin@gladesgeneral.org
or apply at:
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Industries has a full & part-time janitor positions,
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vacation. Persons with disabilities welcome! Please
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completed packets to 561-8481475
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-LOAN ASSISTANT-
Brighton Reservation
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting
applications for the position of Loan
Assistant. College degree preferred &/or 4
yrs. related exp. in financial services. Ability
to maintain Excel spreadsheets, collect &
post payments to accounts, process loan
applications. Salary based on exp. &
qualifications. Fax resume or applications
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Full time - Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in
area of expertise.
Full time - Medical Assistant
Must have a medical assistant certification and med-
ical/clinical background to assist physician practice.
Full time - HIM Supervisor
RHIA with 2 + yrssupervisoryexpor RHIT with 3+yrssupervisory
exp. Must demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-CM
Classification system and DRG methodology the ablliy to use comput-
erized medical record abstract and encoder, and possess good technical
skills. Should be comfortable interacting with employees, physicians, and
other users of PHI in a variety of situations.
Part time- ER Registration Clerk
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have strong customer service skills and proficiency
with general computer apps.
Full time- Eligibility Specialist
Must have previous exp with eligibility requirements.
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Must be knowledgeable of third party re-imbursements
an, medical terminology.
Full time- CT/Radiologlc Technologist
Attended a IRCERT school, must be ARR registered
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

Servers
Hostess
Sous Chef
Night Auditor

Breakfast Cook
Front Desk Clerk
Dining Room Manager
All prospective applicants must possess good interpersonal
skills, can work flexible hours and experience is desired.


CANE PROCESSING OPERATOR
MECHANICS
Safely operate the cane car dumping system in an
efficient manner. Understand the dump automa-
tion system and related equipment in orderto
minimize downtime.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Operate the cane car dumping system in a safe
and efficient manner.

Perform routine checks on the automation system
and keep records as required.

Maintain good communications with railroad per-
sonnel and CCR operators.

Effectively troubleshoot problems and perform
appropriate repair/maintenance.
SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Good knowledge of hydraulics, winch cables and
general mechanical skills.

Ability to learn the cane car dumping system.
Prior experience of operating cane car dump re-
lated equipment a huge plus.

Possess basic computer skills and an aptitude for
working with and interpreting
computer graphics.

United States Sugar Corporation is one of
America's largest diversified, privately held ag-
ribusiness firms. We are employee owned and
have excellent benefits including outstanding
medical, 401K, retirement income and employ-
ee stock ownership. Headquartered on the
southern shore of Florida's Lake Okeechobee
between
Fort Myers and West Palm.

Email your resume to:
Jdooley@ussugar.com
Fax 863-902-2889
Stop In at the Employment Center on WC Owen
Drive in Clewiston

US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to a diverse workforce. Women and
Minorities are encouraged to apply


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2160 W. HWY. 27
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
PHONE 863-983-4663
1. PRICED TO SELL, 2006 Scotbilt
D.W, 28x60 3/2, Family Room,
Living Room, Super Kitchen
$62,900.00
2. REDUCED TOWNHOME D.W.,
28x56, Stainless Steel Kitchen,
3/2, Ceiling Fans $65,900.00
3. BLOWOUT PRICE Clayton
Singlewide, 2/2, 14x60 Must See
$37,500.00
4. CLEARANCE, Clayton D.W. 3/2,
28x44 Perfect Starter Home
$57,500.00

ALL HOMES INCLUDE, DELIVERY,
SET-UP, TIE DOWN, NEW AC,
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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
� Sat 10am-3pm


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RESIDENTIAL 3BR, 2BA w!den $299,000
3BR, At-Wh.5K 2BR, 1BA w/ fireplace
3BR, 1 1/2BA Reduced to $140,000
$139,000 4BR, 3BA w/ pool $275K
Condo Bass Capital $159K 4BR, 2BA Reduced to $325K
3BR, 1BA Corner Lot 3BR, 2BA 2 acres Flaghole
$173,000 Reduced $240,000
3BR, 2BA Brick home 4BR, 2BA Fully Furnished
Reduced to $175,000 North-side $359,000
Pre-const. Town Homes MOBILE HOMES
from $199,900 Montura 3BR/2BA DWMH
4BR, 2BA New Home 1.25 acres REDUCED to
Reduced to $295,000 $98,000
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm 4BR, 2BA, DWMH $134,900
$249,000 Pioneer SWMH on 2.5
3BR, 2BA 2006 Modular in res $135
Montura Reduced $169,900 Pioneer 4BR, 3BA DWMH
Montura 3BR, 2BA CBS 10 acres $325,000
Home on 1.04 acres 3BR,2BASunhineLa$135K
S249,900BAwith pool 3BR, 2BA Sherwood $105,900
3BR, 2BA with pool 3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes
$289,000 $119,900


"Service, Excellence, Results"
Phone: 863-946-3900 I - 1.
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven DEVERGLADES
lefhrey A Davis I KJ i.r l.i;r,.,r .. , REALTY, INC.
S" iwww. e-veorg.lade sre a I ty. net e t
Lot Por Sale In Indian Hills On $23,500
LAKE IaRT nl Specjig 2 New Homes in a vry nice, quiet
tiuana J1'p fla .I ' ?I'tS 'k I ' . I , I1.i ,, .1.l- ,l,..J Both CBS IlotIM s are located 01
,.i.. ,|..1i . .l i i' . i 1. r , ....ijn ,, i -... L , , Moone Hiawn Riwr Garn s subdivi-
i'., l i i .'' .* Ir 1.1,,,.1, :' I . ,tI- t son.Wi.lln tlas i ngatdliesel eia's!$I86,K&$1S 9K
Lakeport Road$ 191,375 This houses is .HUGE 3BR/2BA CBS
What A De2al 3 BRl2B1A, MH (in the Home with fireplace in Livingroorn &
canal, minutes from lock, 11269 Bedroom. Large Florida room with fenced
Ridgewater Lane ONLY $129,0(10, in yard. 370 Avenue 0 $285,000.
Needs Some Work Vi acre waer front lot & Hums On h gj I",' W..i 1 I'
H inme 39 Linda Road $129,i iS0 -i. iii, 21'h II1% |',r' . ... I,, 1.. .,.,l
Don't i O.at rtis 2BR2BA MIH ion 1.42 .1,, ,...,.1 ...n; il... "ilotosahatchee.5285K
,. .' 2'i i, i i . Port RoadS140,T) This Home Has 1t All Absolt , I ...: ..i.
OO'tH' AVEN '1 ' \ ,'.1 l .,%M, extras, 1'i . I.Ii' ,trlt,'i
reat tIncorm Producing EPrornvy New On yard w/ your own wishing well, Il foti Gancbo
the Market. This Duplex is Located on 698 Wsv/-il ,I| I 5th St. only $ 144.90A
Railroad Avenue & I1(th Street. Tenants are MooR Has.vn X k. t Homes and
inplace, nowallyou have todoiscollectthe rent. Vacant Land available, very quiet corn-
Priced to sell at $160.IX) munity, Call for details.
Cute as a Button This 3 BR/2BAMI. Island Moore Haven River Gardens Lots Start
kitchenw/imanvcxtras 660(1 'i . licii
A H.ome T 'LoveTh.. 411 1ll-.\ v....d iUNMM 11 nO :*0a
framed Home outside of town l'artially 11`
furnished wi all wood floors under thle C W I k MW AM
carpet. 215 Park Avenue $239.501) 1 , , ...
Reduced! Sfi r Motivatn d This
:il :1 M1 on a 1i/3of an Acre, M quiet
canal property will take ino thie Caloosahaitchee Ailable ts all 1 acres in the Montura area.
River. 1545 Azalei Avenue. Now Only $i,9.(.) call for further details.Starting in the Low 40 s.


EMAlU ANW@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
SS ANGEUCA ONZALEZ
15 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)328-0023
3BR. 2BA with extras on
lake $120,000
3BR 2BA Mantra DHMH
1.25 acres $115,000
3BR, 2BA '05 DWMH
$129.9K
Woodlands S/D 2.28 acres
with SWMH $170,000
VACANT LAND
MH Lot in Sherwood
$24,900
Montura 1.25 acre lots
avail. Call for Listings.
Flaghole 2.41 ac $110,000
Woodlands S/D 2 lots
reduced to $32,500 each
2.23 acres Pioneer $69,900
Pioneer 7 lots $56,500
Pioneer 11 lots together
$45,000 each
COMMERCIAL
Cabinet Shop 4800 sq.ft.
& Apt. $200,000


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drive-threw rage &more! Call Today! Priced to Sell @ $88,000


CLEWISTON
*3/3 Ee Hom EDelMonte, 1+ Ac.$499K
*312.5 Ridgewood Subdivison, 4 car
garage, large pool, & more. $439,000
*4/3 CBS Custom Built Home on lake,
over 3200 sq ft. Priced to Sell $399,000
*4/3 Popaslh Circle, Lrg pool/patio,
view of lake from every room., $389,000
*4/2.5 CBS w/brick, Irg lot $249,900
*3/2 Crescent Ave, Hardwood Floors, huge
kitchen, lanai & more. S243,000
*3/2 CBS home w/split floor plan, fenced
yards, on comer lot. S170,000
12/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
*2/2 MH, Seminole Manor. carport,
dbl garage, furnished. $125,000
*3/2 Logsided MH, fenced yard &
seawall. Reduced to $119.900
*3/2 MH, Ridgdill Rd. waterfront lot.
fenced. Reduced to $120,000
*3/3 MH w!Lrg Screened Porch. Seminole
Manor. $120,000 Make Offer
*4/2 on Kentucky Ave. Like New
Condition S.H.I.R Eligible $120,000
*3/2 MH in Seminole Manor. Only 79.900
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*3/2 2005 CBS Home, Moore Haven.
Ready to Move In $190,000
*3/2 '05 CBS Homne SHIP Eligible $109,000


* 22 Pam Harbor, 55 + Community, upgrades &
extras galor ' . i0i T. i.* I $142.500
* Like New 2 2 .lH e. Ir unroom,
MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K
* 2/t MH-Lakeport with direct Lake "'O"
Access Reduced to $109.000 Make Offer
* 3'2 MH, fireplace, completely fenced. $92,500
Sl/l Sportsmans Village. 55+ Community.
Perfect Retreat $80.000
PIONEER / LADECA / FLAOHO s
* 3/2 Brick Honme, Oak St., + 2000 sq ft. tos of
, ? 07,500
fenced for horses. Reduced to $295,900
*3/2 MH, 5 ac w! lrg. oaks, pole barn &
more. VERY Molivated $230,000
*32 MH 2+ acres, fenced. $139.500
*3/2 CBS TaftP' i -it, .;linc-
fenced yaid, [ I L' r ,i I ,I.I,,l,,' i.'J,.
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
S.33 ac lot in RuAt ULaBel Reduced to $59,000
*2 lots. Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
* A Rare Find in Lakeport Communityl
3 acs. Oak filled IMls, S55K per ac.
SHighlands Co. 10, 28. & 80 AC
.,,I ~~ i;,, "i ??1500 per ac.
| *.: . � .l1 '. ,,,..I. -- ., 523.000
MONTURA
S1.88 AC with MH for only $ 105,000
SLots available. Starting at $25,000


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Singif milyHomges
I O Water 1 2 home with boat
d,,ck & lift, basement, and 1.5
itone' This home is a must see.
it 5441,000MLS# 2irnF12.'.i7
2) Brand New 2006 CBS home in
Montura on 1.25 acres. 3/2, tiled
through out, new fence on prop-
erty. Hurry won't last! $244,900
Call Enrique.
3)Reduced 3/2 CBS home in
Montura $244,900 MLS#
200()693994 Rent-to-own, Owner
Financing Avail. Call Glenn or
Sarah.
4) A Real House, for only $135K
3BD
5) Great Starter Home, 3BD/1BA
located near great schools,
shopping, and more. Only
SI 1IK a.ill Enrique
i'6) iti. - Sun Condo near pool.
Frirnii.LJ Only $145K Call
Achlcy
7) Osceola Bcawiill 4/2 Spacious
home on North Side
MIl.[# 2ir 3"r Call Glenn or
Sarah
8)Incone Pro ucing 3/1 and 2/1
duplex ti Ave.
$150K M�A . P i85 Call
Glenn or Sarah
')i Bank Foreclosure Investor's
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$13"
Sam or Ashley
10) 3/1 on 1.25 acres. Large
Wooden Deck. $129.9K


11) P'i',.,i, Plantation 3/2 Log
Cabin, tile throughout, metal
roof, front & back porch $299.9K
Call Enrique
12)Pioneer2/2 Htiu.' L ..,r �tirtkr
or weekend ..t *.*.' 011 Ol
$205K Call Enrique
13)New j.oii'; 3. 2 i home, Great
for Investment or First Time
Buyer $110K MLS# 2,if"l',17
Call Glenn or Sarah
14) REDL'CEDI) t',t.nt ELat, .
.3/2'l1r S" �3 )Mi'I p|'.hI 'lin, F..ic,,,
Tiled thru out. Call Charmaine.
1.5) Lakeport 2/2/1 CBS Home on
25+ acres - 2 acres planted w/
oak trees. Perfect .for nursery
16) New Listing Glades County
3/2 wood frame home needs
some TLC offered .- $182,900
call Glenn or Sarah
17)What a rare ftul! Fixer upper
located on 2.5 acres in Flaghole.
Very Secluded. $219K Call Luan
New Construction Homes
1 , . -"
$129,900 Call Luan.
2) Get Pre Costruction Prices
3/2, 1 car gar. Texas Ave. Lutz
Builders $151.3K Call Luan.
3).'/ >,h.I.2h " 3,000+ sq.ft
home 3/2/2 on 1.25 Acres Call
Glenn or Sarah
4) Rent To Own 3/2 bath on
1.25 acres in MRE Call Glenn
& Sarah
Water Front Homes
1) Lake Placid 3/2/1 CBS canal
front home located on Lake
Francis@ $250K Call Luan


Mobile Homes 10)Lowest Price in Montura
1) MoA e Haven Spacious 4/2 3A r gbt
Ivy ; .&/Bia N speciaIfrsttime buyer, hurry
$t141LM M)6M6tt9 " it won't last. $74.9K Call
Call Glenn or Sarah Enrique


2) Art Lawrence 3/2 MH on
3.13 Acres just outside out of
town! MLS # 200688788
3) 3/2, 1991 MH Midstate
Loop. Njyfr r4f S Ciii,-o,,
fenced, T', i'M' A riv.,1 ).
$S6K Call Jerry

2(11(6,2271 $125K Call Glien
or Sarah.
5) Newu Listing! Fabulous 55+
Community in Moore Haven.
Many amenities Fumrnished only
$145K Call Ashley
6) 15 Anms Chared Pasture land.
Fenced and cross-fenced.
Convenient to Clewiston or
Labelle $425KMLS#: 200652207
or Mobile Home on 5 Ac. for
$150K Call Glenn or Sarah
7)A New B,,i,,,i i' ,t Spacious
3/2 2005 D)WMI I security
system equipped on 1.25 ac
w/ beautiful pines. $144,900
MLS# 200672747 Call
Enriquc
8) 3/2 Mobile home on 2.01ac.
Property is fenced on North
and east side. New deck will
be completed soon. Only
$175K Call Maribel
9) Midstate 3 Bedroom Spacious
Home with fenced yard $85K
Call Glenn or Sarah


11)REDUCED!! Must See
4/2 Mobile Home of Merit
1.25 Acres. Only $115K
MLS# 200644944 Call Glenn
or Sarah
12) Here's The Home You Have
Been 1.o,,loi, For? A 3/2
I)WAt11 on the lake at
Sunshine Lakes Estates.
$89.9K Call Cathy
13)Your Dream Yard! 3/2
DWMH on 1.25 acres, next to
canal $112K Call Glenn or
Sarah
14) 4/2 MH on Hacienda,
screened porch, $114,750.
Call Charmaine
15) NEW LISTING! 4/2
home, fenced, with shed, and
beautiful backyard scenery
MLS#200730710 Call Glenn
Vacant Land
1)Buy 5 or 20ac .5ac parcels in
Ladeca, asking $95K each
2) Montura Lots starting at
$27K Call Enrique
4)Rcdwued Clewiston vacant lot
asking $26,000 MLS#
200704557 Call Glenn or
Sarah
5)Montura 3.75 acres only
Ca ,e nn or Saral


6) 2 Ac. Cleared on Davidson
Rd. $165K MLS# 200693222
Call Glenn or Sarah
7) CR833 2.5 acres possible
commercial $89,000 Call
Glenn or Sarah
8) Port LaBelle lots starting at
$30K Call Glenn or Sarah"
9) Montura Ranch Estates lots,
lots, and more lots starting at
24,000. Even lots next to
canals. Call Glenn or Sarah
10) 1wt,, it Plantation 2.5 acres
starting at $58,000 contact
S.1r.dl ;It'Irnn
Commercial
1) Talapia Farmnn Production sold
out through the end of the
year. Call Glenn or Sarah for
details MLS#: 200645189
2) Nursery 20 Acres Palm trees

or Sarah


3) Harlem vacant lot asking
$29.9K Call Glenn or Sarah
4) Montura 1.04 acres asking
$50K Call Glenn or Sarah
5)Commneirial Building w/ over
5000 sq.ft on V2 ac. Good
location for only $175K Call
Glenn
6)4 Bedroom Home on .25 acre
Remodeled, New Roof, A Must
See!!! $174.9K MLS#200683471
Call Glenn or Sarah.
For Rent Ca Lan
1) Rent New Commurction 3/2/1
car garage. 1.25 acres. Jineette
off Horse Club, rent to Own
$1,500 per month
2) New Condos 2/11/2 $900 per
month lyr. lease.
3) Great Location 5BD/3BA on
Northside $2,300 per month.
4) 117 Crescent Ave. 4BD/2BA
fbr $1,850 per month.
5)503 Pasadena 3/2 home -
Available June 1, 2007 Call
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BARBIE- '1960, & accesso- ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
Series. $1000. (863)509-3028 items, Rare items, items from
LaBelle area Graceland, memorabilia. $350
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Air Conditioners 505 i MITCHELL MOUSER: 8mm,
Antiques 510 1--bolt action rifle, all matching
Appliances 515 CHEST FREEZER, Hotpoint 15 numbers. Great for collec-
Appliance Parts 520 cu. ft., w/3 basket shelves, tors! $350.863-467-1958
Beauty Supplies 525 $65. () -13 -
ycea 530 $65. (863)467-1530
Boole & Magazines535 DISHWASHER, Kenmore: S l ies 0I
Building Materials540 Works well. $75
Business Equipment 545 (863)946-3822 DELL B110 w/ Processor, CD,
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555 RANGE, GE: Electric, White, DVD Player & Burner, 2
China, Glassware. Etc. 560 Like new. $75. sfkrs. & photo printer. 1 yr.
Clothing 565 (863)612-5676 od. $500 (239)634-2478
Coins/Stamps 570 DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
Collectibles 575 REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
Computer/Video 580 side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice board, mouse & speakers.
Crafts/Supplies 585 maker, works well. $250 $249. (863)517-2782 Tony
Cruises 590 (863)946-3822 LAPTOP- Gateway, 3400+
Drapes, nens Fabrics 595 REFRIGERATOR, Like new, processor, 80 gig, AC adapt
Fireplace Fixture 600 paid $450 at Lowes in Sept., case, new in Oct '06, $500
Firewood 600 asking $325 (863)675-4689 (863)467-4677
Furs 615 WASHER & DRYER, GE, 8 IDraps.. in.
Health & Reducing mos. old, pd $1500, asking
Equipment 620 $450. (863)673-4220 b rs I
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625 WASHER & DRYER, GE, Super COMFORTER SET, Queen,
Household Items 630 capacity, 2 yrs. old. $350 moon & stars, with rug. $50
Jewelry. 635 (863)885-1314 (863)801-4620
Luggage 645 WASHERS & DRYERS 01
Medical Items 650 STACK UNITS
Miscellaneeou 655 $95 & up, Up to 1yr warranty
Musical Instrument660 REFRIGERATORS & STOVES ANTIQUE HUTCH: Beautiful,
Office Supplies/ (239)694-0778 mission style. No glass
cEquipment 665 /doors but top shelves for
Pets/Supplies/ 665 plates.$175.863-824-0945
Services .670 ARMOIRE: Beautiful, large,
Photography 675 GIRL'S HUFFY: 12", excellent black, mirrored. $200 nego-
Pl mbing Supplies 680 condition. $15. Call table. 863-675-2959
es Surant 685 863-357-0223 after 7pm. BED FRAME: Metal, universal,
Equipment 690 - - * double to California King.
Satellite 695 Bidn$30.863-634-7905
Sewing Machines 700 Maerials 0 BED: King size, new condition.
Sporting Goods 705 Remodeling, must sell! Only,
Stereo Equipment 710 METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ $300! 863-675-2959
Television/Radio 715 buy direct from manufactur-ET
Tickets 720 er. 20 colors in stock with all BEDROOM SET, Queen, 2
Tools 725 accessories. Quick turn large dressers, mattress &
Toys Games 730 around! Delivery Available.. box springs. $450
VCRs 735 (352)498-0778 Toll free (863)885-1314
Wanted to Buy 740 (888)393-0335 code 24. DINING ROOM SET, Black, ta-
www.GulfCoastSupply.com. ble, 4 chairs, china cabinet.
Paid $3000, asking $1000
-- PLYWOOD.- (50 sheets) $300 (863)673-2726
Air ^ ^ (561)762-4620 Jupiter area (836-2
Condition rs- 4050Ju5--a- DINING ROOM SET: Table, 6
Chairs (2 Captain chairs), 1
AC UNITS (3) Frigidaire, leaf, pedestal. $400 for all.
2)5K BTU & (1) 10K BTU. Ca863-634-8863.
All like brand new! $275 for COMM IRON & IRONING TA- DINING ROOM TABLE - oval
all, will sep. (863)946-1284 BLE- asking $300 shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
AIR CONDITIONERS, 2, Win- (863)763-5323 asking $300/best offer.
AIR CONDITIONERS,2, Win- (863)610-2946.
dow Units. $100. for both,
will sep. (954)237-4846 - - DINING/RM TABLE- Oval
I_ _shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER: BASEBALL & FOOTBALL asking $300 or best offer.
Package unit, with heat, 07 CARD COLLECTION- includ- Call (863)610-0219
model. $1650. ing price guides $100 or END TABLES (2), Wooden.
561-447-0339 best offer (863)824-3358 $25 (863)357-3106
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ENTERTAINMENT CENTER: POWER CHAIR, Pride Jazzy MALE PUG- has papers, need
Large, holds up to 32: TV. #1113 w/ioystick. Exc. cond. to sell immediately $500 or ...
Has shelves and DVD / CD Small turn radius. New $5800, best offer (863)634-3292
holders. $50. 863-697-2813 Now $1600 (863)763-6907 PIT PUPPIES 5): Red nose,
GLIDER/ROCKER, Brown, 2f, 3m. Kerr & Bull Mastifs
beige. $45. (863)801-4620 i also. Some are bob tail.
HEADBOARD, Queen size, $25 AIRLINESARE HIRING - Train 863-302-4001 or 302-4002
(863)357-3106 for high paying Aviation RED NOSE PIT BULL PUP- full
MERMAID TABLE SET- 3pc, Maintenance Career. FAA ap- blooded, asking $75 CLEWISTON 0
Mediterranean style, coffee proved program. Financial (8630763-0367 or
& 2 ends, very unique, $350 aid if qualified - Job place- 863)801-9494 Modular/Floor Plans.
(863)763-5323 mentInassistanofe.M CALLtenAvia- REDBONECOONHOUND 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre
PARSONS CHAIRS- 2, Con- (888)349-5387. PUPS, UKC, Purple ribbon your land as down pay
temporary. Florida colors (888)34953bred, Health cert. included your land as down payn
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE $250 each. (863)467-4149
cond. $50. (863)467-8681 from home. Medical, busi- SHIH PP
PUB TABLE W/ 2 STOOLS- ness, paralegal, computers HIH-TZU PUPS, AKC Fe-
asking $40 (863)467-8924 criminal justice. Job place- maWill be parentady on pr4/30. $700
SECIOAL La hu n ment assistance. Financial Will be ready on 4/30. $700
SECTIONAL: Leather, hunter aid and computer provided if each. (863)228-7230l
green, very good condition! qualified. Call YORKIES, For Sale. 4 males .='
$250. 863-697-2813 (866)858-2121 www.Onli- Will be ready May 5. $500. {I
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen Anne, neTidewaterTech.com. (863)467-4337 .......ai_.. _
Queen size, Floral print. DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
Matching Loveseat & coffee children, etc. Only one signa- oChristmas Trees 745
table. $250. (863)357-3773 ture required! *Excludes iCTBHBe 068 Farm Equipment 805
TABLE, Light Oak Wood w/3 ov. fees! Call weekdays Farm FMisellaneoucts 815
chairs. Very good condition. 800)462-2000, ext.600. Demo Homesites Wanted Farm Miscellaneous 82015
$175. (863)673-2726 t 8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, Now! In selected areas! For Farm Services
TWIN LOFTLLC. Established 1977. the New Kayak Pool - The Offered 825
TWIN LOFT BED- w/slide ask- above ground pool with in- Farm Supplies,"
ing $50 (863)467-8960 MASSAGE SPA: Portable, ae ground pooi with in- Farm Supplies,,
seats 3, 4 jets. $500. Call ground features. Save $ with Services Wanted 830
S863-763-0141 after5:30 pm this unique opportunity. Free Fertilizer 835
or leave message. Estimates/FAST INSTALLA- Horses 840
-_TION/EZ Financing. Call Landscaping
WANTED: 10 HOMES To (866)348-7560. Supplies 845
GOLF CART: 4 wheel, side Show Off Our New Lifetime
curtains, windshield. $850. Exterior Paint. Call Now to HOT TUB: 2003, Excalibar Lawn & Garden 850
Call 863-634-3394 after see if your home qualifies. spa, with cover. $500. Livestock 855
7:00 pm. ( 80 0)961 - 8547. 863-673-1981 PoultrySeedsPlants/ 860
(Lic.#CBC010111) Flowereds 865'Plants/
i IFlowers 865

GUN CABINET- Knotty pine, intumn s COMPOUND BOW- Camo,
holds 8 rifles, ammo storage Precision Edge series m et 0 5
in bottom, side shelf, locks DRUMS: Gibraltar dib bass 1000C, Used $70. For more
$100(863)763-4643 pedal, 4 boom stands, 6 info call (863)447-9127 TRACTOR LOADER 10861H
PELLET RIFLE- Benjamin $15m0beg. 6- 7h more POOL TABLE- Good condition. for Bushhog,Poss.
Sheridan, High power, Like $1500 neg. 863-697-6132 $150. (863)697-2025 or $4900
new. $80. (772)461-8822 PIANO, Spinet, Winter & Co. (863)357-1626 (239)821-3363
RIFLE: Allr ii - AK4 11 with bench, $400 or best of- k a place to
RIFLE: All original AK47.Ca fer. (863)467-2746 oolng o place4
(863)467-1958 I hang your hat? Look no
(86)46-1 _____ further than the classi- APPALOOSA GELDING- ask-
SHOTGUN- 870 30" barrel 3" fleds. ing $700 (863)763-0367
Magnum 12 gauge pump. AQUARIUM, 90 gal. with alot (863)801-9494
$400. Firm. (863)674-9964 of access. Nice wood stand. QUARTER HORSE- Female,
SUPER SCOPE: Orion 127 mm $400 (302)634-2378 or af- 5yrs old, greenbroke gentle,
(5") overture Star Max w/ ter5at(302)357-3092 TELEVISION- Color, 13", ask- loves children, $900
case. $500./ trade for brand ing $25 (863)467-8924 (863)763-3899
name pistol. 863-447-3409 BLOODHOUND/RED BONED ing $25 (863)4678924 (863)763-3899
MIXED, Male, 18 mths, great QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
H l nose, $250 (863)763-0356 L U U old, great disposition. Comes
w/companion (sheep).
BULLDOG/REDNOSE MIX- DRILL-3/4", Super Hole $2000.(561)798-3674
Mother & pups. If interested Shooter, $600ILL- new, sell for 0.51)93
HEALTH RIDER: Total Body pups will be ready in 4 wks. htr $600 w, 1 for
Aerobic Fitness. New condi- (863)202-6816 Clewiston $300 firm (772)807-0541
tion, asking $150. CHIHUAHUA, black/tan male, PLASMA CUTTER-Dayto-
(863)983-4940 9 wks. old. J230. na,110 volt. Cuts 3/16 steel. BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
WEIGHT BENCH- Cross bow, (863)675-2541 (days) Barb Excellent condition. $525. work. $100. 863-675-1816
Paid $900. asking $400. or LaBelle area. (863)357-5754 MOWER Swisher, 44", p863-675-18ull
best offer. (863)467-4566 WELDER, Lincoln Electric behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
WEIGHT MACHINE- Dual sta- lo0 1 tJIISS 175, Tig Welder. Like new ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
tion, With cable weights & leg used only 3 hrs. Pd. $1700, $500 neg. 863-675-1816
press. Excellent condition. NS Olie Sell = $1000 863-634-9645 RIDINGMOWER- 18.5 h 42"
$250.Neg. (863)357-3773 CHIHUAHUA PUPS, 2 Fe- , cut. Tip-Top shape. 350.
males, 8 wks., shots, vet l lfti cut. Tip-Top shape.9884.
-Ii edic . -Ia l IteIscertificate. $400. each. Cash (863)697-9884
.only. (863)357-0037 ARCADE- Stand up, mortal RI42"DING MOWER- Murra03,
DOG HOUSE: 4x8, off ground, Kombat. Good cond(863)983-4940
pressure treated, wired screen & sound. Set on free (83934
sides.$100.863-763-7598 , play $600. (863)673-3513 RIDING MOWER: Murray,
________________^ .18'2 HP. 46" 1I.i.i, ,:ul n 'jV
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med- JACK RUSSEL PUP- 7mos Vc s/ p blades. $400. '.:. ;6':.0- ,i
( . j, of wheelchairs!" old, housebroken, $100 RDN MWR " ou
Immaculate, used very little on (863)763-8367 RCHaescIDING MOWER: Poulan,
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking 17Hp, 42" cut. $475 or best
Snly$1000. 863-357-5988 JACK RUSSELL TERRIER: DIRT DEVIL VAC CLEANER- offer. 863-261-1750
onlylu863-357-5988 Male, 10 yrs, gets along w/ swivel glide, easy push, 7 RIDING MOWER Snapper
SCOOTER: Electric, Like new. kids & other dogs. To good settings, hose attachment RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
$600. (954)237-4846 home only! 561-996-7046 $20 neg (863)673-3076 Asking $400" cut, electric star863-467-2446
RIDING MOWER: Weed Eater,
2005, 12.5 HP, 38" cut.
Do-It-Yourself Ideas 863261175 beoffer
SMOKER GRILL- on trailer,
asking $2000
(863)697-6222
VACUUM / CHIPPER: Yard
-.Man, 6HP, like new. $395.
561-758-4337



m Okeechobee Livestock
SM l Market Sales
r= LtIEvery Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11 am. 763-3127



Mod dHEADSTALL, & breast collar,
cow hyde, paid $500, asking
$250 (863)697-0497


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Most M il tFarm Property -
Rent 925
g is M il House - Rent 930
Modeled on a grist mill built in 1797 in Tennessee, Resort Property
this fun and easy do-it-yourself project can be used Rent 9
Roommate 950
to decorate even the smallest garden or patio. Its fea- Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
tures include a working water wheel and authentic Rent 960
touches like stairs, a door and windows.
Most of the mill's pieces are traced from full-size
patterns, so sizing them is a simple matter of trans- EFFICIENCY, Moorehaven,
ferring the patterns to wood. The completed project max. Can be used for office.
measures 48 in. long by 25 in. wide by 35 in. tall.

Grist Mill plan (No. 456) ... $9.95 SUNKISSED TANNING has


Water Wheels Package (No. C 140) space available for rent.
Call (863)983-8050 or
Two projects incl. 456 ... $16.95 (863)228-3973
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders) 3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$32,000! Only $254/Mo! 5%
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to Buy 6 R $215/Mo orlist-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
clip & send w/ check to: include your name, 5798.0
U-Bild Features address and the name of A SPRING SPECIAL
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery. CLEWISTON: 2br/2ba, 2 car
garage, large yard. $1500/mo.
r call (800) 82-U-BILD 1st, last& security req'd.
Or call (800) 82-U B Dllj 863-228-1382/561-248-0849
u-bild.com MOOREHAVEN, 3BR/2BA,
Money Back Guarantee Furnished, block home,
$900/mo. (863)946-3636 or
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MOORE HAVEN
Adjacent to Courthouse
Will Divide
Zip Code 33471, City block
next to courthouse, govern-
m ce center, high school,
500+ ft. on US #27, Ideal
for Bank, Fast Food, Law,
Medical, Retail, Realtor,
Insurance, etc.
Call owner- Pat




2ATED 10 ACRE ESTATES -
horses OK, near National &
State forests. Owner financ-
ing, no closing costs.
$89,900. (800)352-5263
Florida Woodland Group, Inc.
Lic RE Broker


Owner financing, two acres Like new! Only pulled 600 -i'Oo. (305)731-7111
with spectacular view, mls.-Paid $50,000+ will
paved road, restricted, Bry- sacrifice price. Must see to FORD TAURUS SES '01, A/C,
son City. $45,000, $9,000 appreciate. Call for appoint- P/S, P/W, C/C, FM/CASS, 4
down. Call owner! ment. 863-763-6677 Day, Wheel ABS, Great on gas.
(800)273-6213. www.wild- 863-467-0603 Evening or $3800. (863)467-0094
catknob.com. 863-634-8732 Cell. FORD THUNDERBIRD '93-
SMOKY MOUNTAIN & LAKE- RV- '93 Jayco Eagle 5th needs some work, $1000 or
FRONT LUXURY CONDOS Wheel. Super slide, Many best offer (252)218-0943
Exclusive agents for Har- new upgrades. Nice cond. HYUNDIA SCOUPE- '95, A/C
borCrest & RiverStone Re- $7500. Neg. (863)447-1836 works, Needs front end
sort & Spa. Prices from SUMMER BREEZE- 55+ RV alignment. $700.
$234,900 to $569,900. park, don't leave town with- (863)467-7721
(800)628-9073, River- out seeing this one!, lbr MAZDA 626, 1999- good con-
StoneRealty.com or Harbor- w/6x10 closet, 1 full ba, New Mdion, needs transmission
CreseRoom $4500. Call toda over K miles, $2500
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN RE $4500. Call today (863)357-1626/697-2025
TREAT ONE DAY LAND (772)663-3318 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
SALE Save $10,000 Satur- SUNCOAST RV- WINTER reat asmiECLIPSE '03-auto exc
day, June 2nd ONLY Estate GARDEN Super- Low Month- cond. tlow miles, 1 owner,
Homesites Up to 4 + Acres ly Payment Prices- #1 Win- $890 ne (407)256-2976
From $39,900. (reflects sav- nebago- Motorhomes- From
ings) Panoramic Bluff views, Only $549 Per Month- plus PONTIAC SUNBIRD LE '90- 4
Owner's Clubhouse, Paved tax, tag, fee & wac...HURRY cyl, 4dr, auto, AC runs
roads, No state income tax. (866)482-7220. www.sun- great, gas saver, $1200
Call: (866)292-5769. coastrv.com. (772)465-0708 Ft Pierce


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UNTRY ACRES
om $79,900 & up,
1/4 available or use
nt. Financing available.




IUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% APR.
5BR/3BA Foreclosure!
$317/mo! For Listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5853.
ABELLE: New! 3br/2ba, 2 car
ar, furn, single fam home,
cross from Labelle HS. W/D,
asic Dish Network service in-
luded. $1375/mo. 1st, last &
security. 954-775-5875
lever Rent Again! Buy,
3BR/2BA $16,000! Only
$199/Mo! 2BR $15,000! 5%
down 20years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.







(3) 1100 sq. ft.
Office Spaces
Available June 2007
(2 blocks from
Glades General Hospital)






)KEECHOBEE, Smoker ok,
must like dogs & cats. Cable
included. $400/mo. & sec.
Internet neg. (772)214-0600
ROOMMATE WANTED
to share 2br/2ba, outside of
LaBelle. References required.
Call 863-517-1518


Real Estate



business Places -
Sale 1005
commerciall
Property - Sale 1010
:ondos/
townhouses - Sale1015
Farms - Sale 1020
houses - Sale 1025
hunting Property 1030
investment
Property - Sale 1035
.and - Sale 1040
.ots - Sale 1045
)pen House 1050
)ut of State -
Property - Sale 1055
propertyy Inspection1060
teal Estate Wanted 1065
resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




TANNING BED BUSINESS
2 Beds, 1 Booth
Established w/Large clientele.
inventory included, new bulbs.
$13,000 or best offer. Motivat-
ed Seller. (863)885-1718


k 5/BR HUD! $39,900! Only
$317/Mo! Won't Last! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% APR.
For listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5760.
LEWISTON, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
ar., 2.5 ac. New '2006,
AC/H. $260,000.
05-423-5334/561-719-6207
or Sale By Owner, 4BR/2BA
on northside of U.S. 27, Cle-
wiston, FL. Home is 2,279
sq. ft. living area, located in
great neighborhood. Brick
w/stucco on outside, Ig.
fenced in lot, a/c cooling &
heat, irrigation well, 35'x12'
screened alum. patio, alum.
2 car garage & shed in back-
yard, new roof. For appt.
call 863-983-5947.
aBelle 3/3 Down Town, Near
courthouse. Lg. rms, Top Area
199,500. or Annual Lease
1800 Owner. 863-675-1107
EHIGH,1900 sq ft. 4BR/2BA,
+ Den $145K. ACREAGE, 5
acres, Zoned AG. $145K Both
close to 82. (239)368-7164
ALM HARBOR HOMES Certi-
fied Modular & Mobile Home
Specialists. Call for FREE
Color Brochures
(800)622-2832.


SEMI-TRAILERS (2), 40ft, en-
closed. $1600 for both.
(863)467-5946


ENCLOSED TRAILER: 1997,
26 Ft. Long. 102 Inches
Wide. Rear ramp. $3000.
(863)673-6005
HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRAILER,
16 Ft. $1000.
(863)763-2957
UTILITY TRAILER- '06, Open,
5'x10', Wood deck, Ramp
ate, Diamond plate tool box.
700. (863)357-5773
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$400 or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676


Nice 2.5 acre lot, in Pioneer on CHATTEAU: 2002, 311/2 ft, ful-
Tampa Ave., already sur- TN Lake Bargain 3+ AC- ly loaded, very good condi-
veyed by the city, $80,400. $129/ mo. FREE Boat Slips! tion. $15,500. Call Frank
(817)729--9023 Enjoy access to private, Jim- Ottaviano at 863-517-1925.
delgado42000@yahoo.com my Houston endorsed bass FIFTH WHEEL: 2001 29ft 2
- lake. Paved rds, utils, soils FIFTH WHEEL: 2001,29 ft, 2
So. Central FL 3 Acre Lake tested. LAKEFRONT avail. slides, sleeps 6, entertainment
Access Was $179,900 NOW Call now (866)685-2562, X center. Reduced to $9900 or
$79,900. Located in private 1155 Price: $24,900, 20% best offer. Labelle:
gated lakefront community, down, bal fin 30 yrs, 6.75% 863-675-1098 on weekdays
Lake views. Excel Fin. Owner fixed, OAC. TN Land & or 234-8050on weekends.
must sell. Call Lakes.
(888)320-8399x2008. VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS my
So. Central FL 5 ACRES ONLY dream rustic 2- story log
$99,900 Appraised at cabin on 13 acres with barn, TROLLING MOTOR- 67 Ib
$202,000 Far reaching pastures, woods, creek, ad-
views, beau. Pasture, county joins Jefferson National For- thrust, 24 volt, Great White,
rd w/ util. Excel. fin. Owner est with miles of trails, have completely rebuilt (863)467-6950 or
must sell! Call to sell $389,500 owner offer (863)4-6960
(888)320-8399 x 2011. (866)789-8535.

OUTBOARD MOTOR- 20 hp
AAH! Cool Mountain Breezes AG OR INDUSTRIAL LAND Mercury. Good compression
AAH! Cool Mountain Breezes! A 2530acres wantedR but needs some repair.
Murphy , North Carolina Af- Must have good accessto $250. (863)447-6780
Mountain Cabins, on Lakes, lmmokalee&surrounding
Mountains & Streams. FREE areas. Willing to pay up to
BROCHURE (877)87 -2288 $30k/acre. Road access to
Exit Realty Mountain View SR 82 orHighway 29 HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Properties wwwexitmur- imortantto buyer. Excellent condition. $1000.
Properthyes wwwexicomtmur- Call Shelley at 239-992-4000. (863)634-5421
phy.com.HONDA SHADOW VT600 '03,
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. 1 Owner, female, 17K mls.,
SWESTERN NORTH CAROLI- I0 6 0 S Excellent condition. Blue.
NA MTS FREE Color Bro- $3800ne (772)215-0316
chure & Information$3 neg.(772)215-0316
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES v I' MOTORCYCLE TRAILER-
with Spectacular views, - --- Stand up, single. Call for in-
Homes, -Cabins, Creeks, & fo. $1500. (863)467-8292
Investment Acreage. Mobile Home- Lots 2005 SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN Mobile Home - Parts 2010 trailer, two story. $1000 neg.
GMAC REAL ESTATE... Mobile Homes - Rent 2015 863-697-2434
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Call for free brochure
(800)841-5868. _prsVh ie I
Coastal GA! 119 Acres- .MoieHGATs
$234,900. GA/ FL border. GO KART: Scorpion, large size
Mature pines, abundant wild- with roll bars. Like new, less
life, black rail fencing. Long New 2BR/2BA Mobile, located thron 5 hours. $500.
road frontage, utilities. Po- in the secure Moore Haven 863-824-0945
tential to subdivide. Excellent Yacht Club, 55+ older adult 863-824-0945
financing. Call now community, $825 mo., $500 HONDA RECON: 250
(800)898-4409x1163. sec. Call Kenny 4-wheeler, '03, green. Great
- 863-673-4325 shape. Only $2200.
Coastal Georgia New, Pre- PIONEER, Imm late 3/2 on (863)697-0424
construction Golf Commu- 10 ac. Fenced. $950.mo. HONDA RANCHER ES 2004,
nity. Large lots & condos w/ (954)815-6363 Low hours. Excellent condi-
deepwater, marsh, golf, na- ion. $2500. or best offer.
ture views. Gated, Golf, Fit- SR 29 S. in LaBelle, 2 BR, 2 (863)675-6568
ness Center, Tennis, Trails, Ba. Unfurnished. $675. mo.
Docks. $70k's- $300k. 1 year lease. (863)517-1153 JOHN DEERE GATOR- ATV,
(877)266-7376. www.coop- or (863)517-0272 Pretty good shape. $2250.
erspoint.com. M,,.. H .. 863-634-4758
COLORADO RANCH SALE 35 6' SUN-ELL4WHEELER-06,
AC- $36,900 Easy Access, S 150cc, auto. w/reverse.
sunset views. All utilities, $1200. (863)673-2314
surveyed. Financing 3 Cuartos/2 Banos Mobile SUZUKI ZARK 250'05-runs
available. Call owner today! Home. Lista para ser ovicada SUZUKI OZARK 250 105- runs
(866)696-5263x2595. en su propidad. 0% de en- great, $1500 (863)763-8526
) -ganche. Para mas informa- YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660 '02-
ESCAPE FLORIDA'S HIGH cion Ilamee 863-675-4848 ITP tires & rims, winch, new
COSTS! Lake Access from Pregunto por Lorena brakes, just serviced, $5000
$49,900 Dockable Lakefront 3 Cuartos/2 Banos Trailer (863)357-7075
from $194,900 Exclusive, 3 Cuartos/2 Bans Trailer ____
private community on Lake Senclo, 14x70, (Nuevo). Pre-
Guntersvillvate ommunityhern Lake siosmasresonablesenel
bama. Featuring gated en Sur dpleteo Llamee Pakee
trance, paved roads, Com-pleteo Lamee Auto mobiles
clubhouse, boat launch, ma- 863-675-4442
rina, underground utilities Casa modular y tereno, list
and estate-size parcels in para ser suya solo. Llamee
park like setting. No time re- para mas information. Fi-
quirement to start building. nacamento desponible... Automobiles 4005
Excellent financing available. (863)675-4848 Autos Wanted 4010
NEW PHASE RELEASE - THE Classic Cars 4015
OAKS SATURDAY, MAY 19, Commercial Trucks 4020



greet appointment holders on Parts - Repairs 4045
5/19/07. Boats 3005 Pickup Trucks 4050
Campers/RVs 3010 Sport Utility 4055
For Sale- Property in North Jet Skis 3015 Tractor Trailers 4060
Carolina's Yadkin Valley Wine Marine Accessories 3020 Utility Trailers 4065
Region. 124 acres join the Marine Miscellaneous 3025 Vans 4070
Pilot Mtn. State Park near Motorcycles 3030
Winston Salem. Timber, de- Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035 P
velopment potential,
streams, river access.
$7,500 per acre. Call qi8 Cl $500 Police Impounds! Cars
(276)768-9002. From $500! Tax Repos, US
GA FL Border 23.55 AC, only ALUM 14' V BOTTOM- 18hp Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
$99,900 (was $124900) motor, trailer, excellent con- Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Coastal region. Wooded edition, $1450 Honda's, Chevy's, more! For
loaded w/wildlife. Easy drive (863)697-6149 listings Call (800)425-1730
to St. Simons Island! Subdi- ALUMINUM BOAT, 14ft, heavy Acura o rk 1 P-
vision potential! CALL NOW duty trailer, nice shape. $895 Acura Integra 1994 $70! Po-
(800)898-4409X1178. (863)635-3465 lice Impounds for Sale! Hon-
-_ __ _da Civic 1992 $500! More
JUST $195.22/ month* 1+ BASS BOAT, 2000, 283 Stra- Cars available Now, For list-
acres with FREE Boat Slips! tusVindicatorw/175 hpJohn- ings Call (800)366-9813 x
Nicely wooded lake access son. Tournament Rigged. 9275.
property in brand new pre- $11,500. 863-763-2957
mier development on spec- georeene34974(vahoo.com CADILLAC: 1987, runs. $500
tacular 160,000 6acre or best offer. Call Shane at
recreationallake! Prim CANOE, Mohawk, 17', $125. 863-673-8396.
terfronts available. Call (863)467-1530 CADILLAC BRAUGHMAN-'90,
800)704-3154, x 1113. CAT-TYPE, 24', Alum. haul, 89K orig. mi., 3.7, V-8, A/C,
Price $34,900, *20% down, custom built, 130 hp Evinrude, All pwr, Clean motor, $2500.
balance financed 30 years, designed for fishing in shallow (863)763-3423/801-3312
7.5% fixed, OAC. water, $8500 (863)675-2318 CAMERO RS- '97, Con. Runs,
LIMITED TIMENOFF:10 0. SA BOMbCAT1 iCAMERO nS- '97, $onv. Runs,
KANSAS RANCH: 10,500 ac, LIGHTSEY COMM CAT FISH Needs brakes & exhaust
Exceptional, Facilities, Grass, BOAT 16'- origdd Lightsey hull, work. Top needs minor re-
Fence, Water, Hunting. $9.5M. 40hp Evinrude, drive on trilr, pair. $2000. (863)673-3513
J. C. Barr, Broker $1350 (863)763-8367 vms CHEVY CAMARO Z28 '83,
405-433-5636 MERCURY 150, V6 POWER- Runs good. $575 or best of-
LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront HEAD, good midsection, fer. (863)673-3750
NAnd LAKE LvOi nth And w/hydraulics, $250.
and lake view homes And (863)674-0375 CHEVY LUMINA '97- 1 owner
parcels on pristine 34,000 0 Vl - h ym s eiLow mileage. Excellent con-
acre Norris Lake in E. Ten- PONTOON BOAT: '89 Lowe, edition, $3200
nessee Call Lakeside Realty 18.9ft long, trolling motor, live- (863)467-1825
(888)291-5253 Or visit well, fishfinder, 50hp Johnson.
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. $1750 firm! (863)357-6709 CHEVY MALIBU '97- 1 owner,
----------------__-_-----Low mileage. Excellent con-
LIMITED TIME OFFER 100% SAIL BOAT: Hobie Cat, 14 edition. $3100
FINANCING- NO PAYMENTS feet; excellent condition. (863)467-1825
FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lake- $450. 863-467-4328 D INTREPID: 1996
front Community of the NC STAMAS: 21ft, cuddy cabin, great shape. MovingS, must
CBlue Ridge Mtoins. All 235HP Evinrude, dual axle se.$1500.863-302-4001
line start $99,000. Call Now good. $2499. 863-467-7415 DOODGE NEON '98, $1500 or
(800)709-LAKE. best offer. (863)885-1708.
NANTAHALA LAKE LOT with 1 FORD ESCORT '97, Good on
old fish camp and 2/BR sep- 'gas, lots of new parts, runs
tic permit, close to public DODGE WINNEBAGO: 1977 good, cold a/c. $2000 or
boat ramp. $225,000.00 Val- handy man's special! $1000. best offer. (561)261-4923
leytown Realty http://valley- 561-902-7149 FORD MUSTANG '97, 3.8 VS.
(800)632-2212 valleytown- FOR SALE BY OWNER: Pur- standard shiff, $4000 or best
realty@verizon.net. chased in 2006, New in offer. (863)634-7914
--_-- _ 2005. Cardinal 35 Ft. 5th FORD MUSTANG LS- '93, 4
NC: Best buy in mountains! Wheel. Completely loaded. cvi. 80K original miles.


Police Impounds for Sale!
Honda Civic 1992 $500!
Chevy Pickup 1994 $500!
Ford Mustang 1993 $900!
For listings Call
(800)366-9813 Ext.9271.
PONTIAC FIREBIRD: 1984,
needs work. $1000.
561-902-7149



CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '88, 4.3
mtr., motor runs good,
$1400. (863)763-8201
FORD BRONCO- '79, 400 big
block, 6" lift, 110 rear. Dual
5" upstacks. Runs great.
$1000. (863)634-0305
SILVERADO '03, LS3500, Ext.
cab, Vortec 8100 V8, Allison
5spd. auto., loaded, low miles,
$20,000 (863)675-2648


ALUMINUM WHEELS- 4, for
'2000 Mustang. W/ good
205/65/R15 tires. $225.
(863)447-6780
DODGE INTREPID '98, For
parts, everything is good ex-
cept motor. $600
(863)634-6235
DODGE RAM 50 1989, For
parts. $200. (863)824-0406
FACTORY RUNNING
BOARDS- Off of '08 Super
Duty Ford Crew Cab (King
Ranch). $600. (863)763-5881
FORD 302 MOTOR- High out-
put, runs good, $600 or best
offer (863)983-2255
RIMS & TIRES- 17", 5 lug,
asking $400 (863)673-2314
RIMS: 20", chrome, Alba
wheels, Needs 2 tires & cen-
ter caps. $500 or best offer.
(863)261-5022
RIMS (4)- 13" Knock off wire
rims, $100 or best offer
(863)763-8261 leave mes-
sage
STEEL WHEELS (4): White-
wall, 225. $150 for all.
863-528-4444
SUPER SWAMPER IROCS (4),
36x14x16. Good buggy tires.
$175 or best offer.
(863)763-2476
TIRES, 305/65/17 Pro Comp
Extreme A/T. Brand new. All
4 for $750. Call
(863)697-6257
TOYOTA 4X4 PARTS- 20R
Motor, 4 spd trans. & transfer
case. 4x4 front end. Works
good. $600. (561)644-4840
TURBO 350- with 203 Trans-
fer case, $300 or best of-
fer(863)697-3094
WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88 -97 Dually. $450.
863-528-4444


CHEVY 1500 PU.-'89- use.for
,parts )i repii needs tl.er
ing 1 ,o l u r , 1 . 70(1
(863)983-2255
CHEVY 2500- '94, 4x4, Ext
cab. Runs, but needs work.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)763-3428
CHEVY S10, '98, reg. cab, 5
spd., runs good, cold a/c,
$2500.(863)509-8179 ask
for Kristin
DODGE PICKUP: 1996, ex-
tended cab, cold ac, 18"
rims. $2500 or best offer.
863-532-1654.
FORD DUALLY F350 '90, Sin-
gle cab, needs battery & al-
ternator. $1000
(863)697-2434
FORD F350: '00, dly, 7.3 die-
sel, auto, ac, long bed, tow
pkg, Ithr, stereo. Looks & runs
great! $18,600. 954-328-8627
FORD F350: DUALLY '90, Sin-
gle cab, needs alternator &
battery. $1500 neg.
(863)763-3451
GMC 1/2 TON- 92', 4x4, Auto.,
350 eng. Short wheel base.
Pwr win/locks. Cold A/C.
$3800. (863)610-0984
SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k mi, rebuilt
engine and trans, runs great.
$1895 neg. 561-758-4337
TOYOTA- '90, 4X4, 5 SPD
Newly rebuilt motor. 179K mi.
Runs good $3800. Neg.
(863)697-8531 Evenings only
TRUCK CAP- Silver, off Dodge
Ram ext cab, 6'6", asking
$300 or best offer
(863)467-4566
TRUCK TOPPER- 2000 Toyota
Tundra, asking $500 or best
offer (863)673-3076


CHEVY BLAZER '94- Tahoe
pkg, 2dr, runs good, low
miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
CHEVY BLAZER 1994, Runs &
Looks good. $4500.
(863)763-2957
CHEVY K5 BLAZER- '84, New
motor, Trans. & gears. Ask-
ing $2500. Neg. Call Patrick
(863)301-0401
CHRYSLER PACIFICA '04,
Well maintained, loaded.
$12,900 (239)297-3270


Thursday, May 10, 2007


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee










Thursday, May 10, 2007


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Permitting Authority:
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Air Regulation
111 South Magnolia Drive, Suite 4
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone: 850/488-1344
Fax: 850/922-6979


Affected District Authority:
Department of Environmental Protection
South District Office
2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364
Fort Myers, Florida 33901-3381
Telephone: 239/332-6975
Fax: 239/332-6969


The complete project file includes the Draft Air Construction Permit, the application/request, and the information submitted by the responsible official, exclusive of confidential records under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may contact EdwardJ. Svec at the above
address, or call 850/921-8985, for additional information.
__________i p1


UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
(863)357-5754




DODGE CARAVAN: '99 V6,
p/w, p/s, tilt, new brakes.
cruise, ac, works great, nev-
er hit, $2500. 863-675-0410

DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2300 (863)763-3451
FORD AEROSTAR '94- AC, low
miles, good condition,
$1800 (863)467-8318
FORD WINDSTAR 1998, Van,
Runs good. Needs transmis-
sion work. $700 As Is.
(863)843-0287

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attic, basement and/or
prage? Advertise your
yard sole hIn theim cisl-
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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
CIVIL ACTION NO 2007-A-0005
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
TO: The biologicalfather ofat JAYDEN
BARACK EVERETT, born on April 11,
2005
You are hereby notified that a Petition for
Adoption and Motion foryour Parental
Rights to be Terminated has been tiled
in the Supedor Cort of Columbia
County, Georgia to adopt the above
captuoned child.
Pursuantto Official Code of Georgia An-
notatedSection 19-8-0,19-8-12, and
other pertinent laws, you are advised
that you wit lose all parental rights to
this child, and you will neither receive
notice, nor be entitled to object tothe
adoption of a chid, unless, within thir-
ty (30) days of your receipt of this no-
tice, you le a Petition to Legtimate
said child named in that Petition, pur-
suant to O.C.G.A. 19-7-22, andyou
file a Notice of the Fling of the Petiton
to Legitimate with the Court in which
the Petition for Adoption Is pending,
and you give notice to the attorney for
Petitioners, WILLIAM C.DAVISON, 629
Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans, Georgia,
30809, telephone number
(706)210-0392.
WITNESS the present Honorable J. David
Roper, Judge of Superior Court of Co-
lumbia County, Georgia.
This 28th day of MARCH 2007.
Angle PR Reasoner
Dep. Clerk of Superior Court
Columbia County, Georgia
Presented By:
William C. Davison
Attorney for Petitioners
629 Ronald Reagan Drive, Suite 8
Evans, GA 30809
S706)210-0392
eorgla Bar No.213470
204591 CGS 4/19,26; 5/3,10/2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.06- 40-CA
CAMELOT HOLDINGS,
Plaintiff,
v.
MICC DEVELOPMENT, LLC, etal.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SiALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Summary Judgment In Foreclo-
sure entered in this case In the Circuit
Court of Hendry County, Florida, the
real property described as:
Lot 4, Block 1L, HARLEM ADDITION
TO CLEWISTON, according to the map
or plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 2,
Page 79, of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
will be sold at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 E. HIckpooch-
ee Ave., LaBelle, FL In front of the of-
fice of the Hendry County Clerk of
Courts on May 23, 2007 at11:00 a.m.
DATE: April 20,2007
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Court
By:/S/ Hammond
Deputy Clerk
if you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation In order to
participate In third proceeding, you are
entitled, t no cost to you, tothe provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Court Administrator
(239 335-2231, within two (2) work-
ng days of your receipt of this Notice
of Hearing; it you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or
Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
208045 CGS 5/3,10/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
RFie # 2007-0568-CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PEARL E. SMITH
DECEASED
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered in the estate of Pead E. Smith,
deceased, File Number 2007-058-CR
by the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is RO. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33975; thatthe decedents date of
death was August 25,2006; thatthe
total value of the estate Is $26,500 and
that the names and address of those
to whom it has been assigned by such
order arem:
Sandra Hiton
10078 Beryessa Drive
Stockton,CA 95219
Harold Patrick Smith
29 Fern Avenue
Cramlington, Northumbedand NE23 3GL
England
LonaAdams (aka Loma Smith)
15 Palace Gardens . .-
Royston, Hertfordshire SG 6 5 AD,
England
Horace Smith
38 Barry Drive
Westbhry, NewYork11590
Paul Smith
2814 Jackson Street
Hollywood, Florida 33020
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
RED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the dece-
dent other than thmefor whom
provision for fuli payment was made in
the Order of Summary Administration
must fle their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
RLED TWO (2)YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is May 3,2007.
Person Giving Netice
SandraHillton
10078 Barryessa Drive
Stockton, CA 95219
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Long H.Duong
Attorney
Florida Bar No,. 11857
Long H. DuongRA.
11 N.W.33rd ourt
Gainesville, Florida 32607
Telephone: (352)371-2670
207723 CGS 5/3,10/2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 06-841-CA
CAMELOT HOLDINGS,
Plaintiff,
V-
.MICC GROUP INC., etal.,
Defendants
NOTICEOFSALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Is hereby giv-
en that pursuant to a Summary Judg-
ment in Foreclosure entered in this
case In the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, the real property de-
scaied as:
Parcel #1
Lot 3, Block 9, HARLEM ADDITION NO.
5, according to the map or plat thereof
recorded In Plat Book 3, Pages 48 and
49, of the Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida.
Parcel #2
Lot 9, Block 9, HARLEM ADDITION NO.
5, according to the map or plat thereof
recorded In Plat Book 3, Pages 48 and
49 of the Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida.
Parcel #3
Lot 4, Block SD0, SOUTH RIDGE SUBDI-
VISION, according to the map or plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book 4, Pages
98 and 99, of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Rorida.
will be sold at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the Hendry
County Courthouse, in front of the of-
fice of the Clerk of Courts at 25 E.
Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, FL at
11:00a.m.onMay23,2007.
DATE: April20,2007
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Court
By:/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
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 Administrator
(239)335-2231, within two (2) work-
ing days of your receipt of this Notice
of Hearing; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or
Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
208041 CGS 5/3,10/07

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 06-842-CA
CAMELOT HOLDINGS,
Plaintiff,
v.
MICC GROUP INC., et al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN is hereby giv-
en that pursuant to a Summary Judg-
ment in Foreclosure entered in this
case in the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, the real property de-
scribed as:
The West 75 feet of the East 675 feet
of the following:
Commencing at the 1/4 comer 1332.50
feet East of the SW comer of Section
8, Township 43, South, Range 29
East, Hondry County, Rorida, thence N
011900' W alone the 1/4 - 1/4 line a
distance of 1244.77 feet; thence S
89*49' W a distance of 150 feet to the
point of beginning; thence continue S
9'49' W a distance of 1154.30 feet;
thence N 1�09'38! W a distance of
113.06 feet to the South right of way
of Edison Avenue thence N 8949' E
along said South right of way line a
distance of 1154.04 feet; thence S
01"19'00 E a distance of 113.06 feet
to the point of beginning.
will be sold at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the Hendry
County Courthouse, 2nd RFloor in front
of the Clerk of Courts Office, Adminis-
tration Bldg. on May 23, 2007 at 11:00
A.M.
DATE: April 20,2007
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerkofthe Court
By:/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
if you are a person with a disslity 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 Administrator
(239) 335-2231, within two (2) work-
Ing days of your receipt of this Notice
of Hearing; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDDO (863) 534-7777 or
Horida Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
208043 CS /3,10/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
* GENERALJURISDICTION DIVISION
Case No.2003-103-CA GKC
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, fWk/a
FIRST BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, ACTING SOLELY IN ITS CA-
PACITY AS TRUSTEE FOR EQCC
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 1998-3.
Plaintiff
vs.
ROBERT A. CORBETT and NELLIE MAE
CORBETT,
Defendants.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure Including Award of Attorney's
Fees and Costs dated October 4,
2006, entered in Case No. 2003-103-
Ca GKC of the Circuit Court of the 20th
Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry
County, orida wherein US BANK NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, f/k/a FIRST
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, ACT-
ING SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS
TRUSTEE FOR EQCC HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST 1998-3 is the Plaintiff
and ROBERT A. CORBETT and NELLIE
MAE CORBETT, his wife, JOHN DOE
and JANE DOES is/are ODefendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash, at the second floor hallway,
in front of the main Clerk's Office,
Hendry County Courts Building, La-
belle, Florda, at 11:00 o'clock AM.,
on Wednesday the 16th day of May,
2007, the following described proper-
ty, an set for th In said Summary Fnol
judgment of Foreclosure Including
Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs,
to-wit
Lot 6, in Bock 4D, of SOUTHRIDGE SUB-
DIVISION, according to the Plat there-
of, as recorded in lat Book 4, at Page
98 and 99, of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
DATED this 19th day of April, 2007
BARBARA BUTLER, Clerk
By:/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
ERIC M. MYERS, ESQUIRE
ADORNO &YOSS LLP
2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Suite 400
Miami, Florida533134
(305) 460-1100
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
In this proceeding should contact the
Senior Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at the Lee
County Justice Center, Rm 3112,
1700 Monroe Street Fort Myers, Flori-
da 33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
TDD1, or 1 (800) 955-8770 (V), via
Florida Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior tothe proceeding.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
208497 CGS 5/3,10/2007
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Board of Supervisors of the Barron
Water Control District and the Port La
Belle Community Development District
will hold a joint workshop at 4:00 PM
on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at the
office of the District, 3293 Dellwood
Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida
The purpose of the workshop Is for the
two Boards to discuss the intergovern-
ment agreement for various services
between the two Districts.
The meeting Is open to the public
Mark Colbert, Chairman
William Ounbar, Chairman
209485 CB/CGS 5/10/2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FORHENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILACTION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY,
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 2007-215-CA
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST,
EDLEY A. BAILEY, DECEASED, at al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICEOF ACTION
TO: The unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trus-
tees, or other claimats claiming by,
through, under, or against. Edley A.
Bailey, Deceased
LASTKNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
The Unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees
or other claimants claiming by,
through, under, or against, Evangeline
A. Baley, Deceased
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENTADDRESS: UNKNOWN
Any and all unknown parties claiming by,
through, under, andagainst theherein
named individual defendants) who are
not known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties may claim an in-
terest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, r other claimants.
LASTKNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property In HENDRY County, Forida:
LOT 11. BLOCK 2153, OF PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 86, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30 days after the
first pubcation, f any, on Echevarrina,
Codiis & Stawlarski, Plaintiffs attor-
ney, whose address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the odginal with this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint orpeitiion.
This notice share he published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Clewiston News.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 16th day of April, 2007.
Barbara S. Buter
Clerk of the Court
By,/S/R.DeLaCruz
As Deputy Clerk
207107 CN 5/3,10/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILACTION
BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS S
CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2006-11,
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 2007-131-CA
MARTHA E. PINO,etal,
Defendants)
NOTICE FACTION
TO: MARTHA E. PINO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
14875 NW 77th Avenue
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENTADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in HENDRY County, Florida:
THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW
1/4 OF THE SE 1/4; AND THE W 1/4
OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF
THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4, SECTION
35, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32
EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TRACTS 3863-3864 & 3865
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your Writ-
ten defenses within 30 days after the
first publication, if any, on Echevarria,
Codilis & Stawiarski, Plaintiffs attor-
ney, whose address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, orda
33634, and file the original with this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or Immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will e entered
against you for the relief demanded In
the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Clewiston News.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on ths 16th day of April, 2007.
Barbara S. Bufler
Clerk of the Court
By:/S/R. DeLa Cruz
As Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that on
05/19/2007 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL, the under-
signed, FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE,
will sell at Public Sale by competitive
bidding, the personal property hereto-
fore stored with the undersigned:
CORALENA CORTES Unit #X-1
Freezer, Refgs, Stove
NELDACUELLA Unit#X-2
Restaurant Equipment
SYLVIA SANTIAGO Unit #C-12
Bikes, Goet Clubs, Misc Items
TODD or ALICIA YATES Unit J48 & J49
Misc Items
HOPE CISNERO Unit #611
Misc Items
209897 CGS 5/10,17/2007
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Barron Water Control District Board
of Supervisors will conduct a PUBLIC
HEARING and meeting at 10:00 a.m.,
Friday, May 25, 2007, at the office of
the District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace,
Port LaBelle.
The purpose of the public hearing and
eeiing will be to adopt a final opera-
tion budget for fiscal year 10/1/07 -
9/30/08, levy per a cre maintenance
tax for 2007, a capielpreolto tax for
2007 for lands within the Port LaBelle
Agricultural Project and conduct other
busIlness requiring action by the
Board.
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark Colbert, Chairman
207457 CB/CGS 5/3,10/07
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regular
Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of
the Central County Water Control Dis-
trit will be held on Tuesday, June 5,
2007 at 7p.m. at the Monturs Club-
house, Montura Ranch Estates, State
Road 833, Clewiston, Florida. The pur-
pose of this meeting isto transact any
and all business which may come be-
fore the Board. If a person decides to
appeal the decision of the Board of Su-
pervisors with respect to any matter
considered at the public meeting or
hearing herein referred he or she may
need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings Is made, which
record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon whichthe appeal is based.
NOTICE DATE CHANGE.
209974 CGS 05/10/07
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Uen and Intent to sell these ve-
hicles on 05/25/2007, 10:00 am at
74. S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE,
FL 33935, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Staitues. TIMS
TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all
bids.
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENTTO ISSUE PERMIT

The Department of Environmental Protection gives nicof its Intent to Issue
permit to E R. Jahna Industries, Inc., Post Office Drawer 840 Lake Wales, FL
33859 to operate an existing process wastewater system at a sand mining operation
n which the effluent from the sorting plant s returned to the mine pit where it is
mied with large quantities of Inflowing surface and groundwatec The pit may over-
flow, through an emergency outfal structure during periods of heavy rainfall, to a
man-made canal, a Class Il waterbody, connecting to the Caloosalcachee River. A
mixing zone has been established for pH in the canal tending 300 feet from the
point of discharge. The facility is locked at lattde 2648'8 N,o u 81�1722"
W on 12535 West State Road 78, Moore Haven, FL 33471 in Glades County.
The Intent to issue and applicaon file are available for pub peciton duing
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Frday, except legal
holidays, at South District Office, Post Office Box 2549, Fort Myers, FL
3 3902-2549.
The Department wil issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a time
petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Roda Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The procedures for pell-
tioning for a hearng are setforth balow.
A person whose substantial interest are affected by the Depar t's proposed
rm ng decision may pe n f administrative cdg (hea ) under
ecions 120.569 and 20.57, lorida Staes. The peiton m contain infor-
mation set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of Gen-
eral Counsel of the Department at 3900 Cmmonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35,
Tallhaessee, Florida 32399- 3000.
Under Rule 62-110.1064), orida Administrative Code, a person may request
enlargement of the time for filing a petition for an administrave nearing. The request
must be filed (received by the clerk) In the Office of General Counsel before ithe eand
of the Breo penodfortflhng aspeittonforaanedlnlrrtsraoVe hearing.
Pehtitons fled by anyd persons other than those entitled tfo nwiten notice under Sec-

first. Under Section 120.60(3) Florida Staes, however, any person who has
asked the Department for notice of agency acton may fle a petitio within fourteen
days of receipt of such notice regardless of the dat of pubication.
The petitoner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indi-
cated above at the tim of filing. The failure of any person toe le a peotit within
fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that person right to
request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (In a proceeding Initated by
another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the firing of
a motion In compliance with Rule 28-106.205, FRodda Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material faction which the Departmnents action Is
based must contain the following information:
SThe name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner, the name, ad-
dress and telephone number of the petitioners representative, any the Depart-
ment permit identification number and the county in which the subject matter or
activity is located;
(b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Department
action;
(c) A statement of hew each petitioners substantial Interests are affected by the De-
partment action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact If there are none, the petition
must so indicatee.
e) A statement of facts that the petitoner contends warrant reversal or mdification
of the Departmentachton;
(i) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and stat-
utes which ecuntitle the petitioner to ref; and
( A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, staing precisely the .action
thatthe petitoner wants the Department tBa ke.
Because the administrative heuang process in designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a peiton means tht the Departments final action may be differ-
ent from Uthe posinn taken by it in idso noote. Persons whose substanlal interests
will be affected by any such final decision of the Depa ent have the dght o peti-
ion to become a party to the prceedng, in accordance withe requirements set
forth above.
Mediation under Section 120.573, oda Statute, da Is snot available for this pro-
ceeding.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Comcast announces the following changes to the channel lineup effective June 8,
2007 for customers In the communities of Belle Glade / Pahokee, Clewslaton,
Okeechobee, and each of its surrounding areas:
C-Span 3 willbe added to Digital Basic channel 108.
Sprout wil be added to Digital Basic channel 149.
Encore East, Premium channel 248, will move to Digta Basic chanel 150.
Encore West, Premium channel 249, will move to DIgtal Basic channel 151.
Rix Eastwill move from Premium to Digital Basic and wil rema on channel 235.
RFlWest will move from Premium to Diital Basic and will remain on channel 236.
American Life Television Network, Digital Basin channel 110, will no longer be car-
ded.
M2 (formerly B-Mana), Digital Baste channel 164, will no longer be carried.
Colours, Digital Basic channel 169, wil no longer be carried.
TV Superstore, Digital Basic channelBasicc 168, will no longer be carried.

After notice of a re-tierng of a video service or a rate Increase, w Nt 30 daysof
the actual change, you may adjust your leave oa s e without curng asdditen-
al one-time charges for changIng services. OtherwIse, changes in the sv s
you receive at your request may be subject to the upe or downgrade charge
listed on the annual rate card. Prices are excialuve of aplicable franchise fees
and related costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commertal ac-
counts or bulk rate arrangements, someproduct pricing and other infrmati
may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, progammring, chanel locatons
and packging are subject to change. Services subject to Comcats standard
terms and conditeons of service. Certain franchise agreements may define stan-
dard insteollton different. In such instances, the anchise agreement cordals.
Depending on levels of service or prgrmmng taken, additional ep t and
Installation charges may apply. example, certain services are avaiabl sear-
oately or as part of other levels of service and may require a converter or oter
equipment to receive the service. Baste Service must he purchased in order to
subscrie to any other optional video service or tier of video services, Nt a ser-
vices are available In all areas.
f you have any questions or concems, please call us at 1-800-COMCASTI
2100B0 CGS 5/10/2007_________

PUBLIC NOTICE
Bamen- Ctenstroion Ceomper Inlte
an Equal Opportunity Epl r, It Sealt QUn leS eeitid
SB/VOSB/SDVOSB/HUBZOne/SOB7WOSB cacen/
and other Subcontractors and SuplDerS for teh
Conatrdnctlin of the Herbert Heoover Dike Rehabhati eo Sepage Ct-Onf Wai.
Sub and Supply Items: survey, quality control, hrafic control, enrumenetal proec-
fion, trucking, dolling, well decommission, earthworm.. asphalt seeding, aggre-
gate, bentonite, cement, al, slt, fence, erosin consrel and wi aife surveys.
Owner: U. S. Army Con of Eangl aors

Upon request, Barecrd will assist interested SBVOSB/SDVOSBIHUB-
Zone/SObs/WOSB concerns In obtaining honds, lines of credit and/or required In-
surance. Bamare d will, when eonomlcay feasIble, dide total contract
requirements into small poritons to permit maxmem SB-'VOSB/SDVOSBvPuJB-
ZOneiSDBhWOSB participation.
For additional tnformaton or to obtain plans and specs, please contact Mr. Fredrich-
son at (406)586-1995.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2007 in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115
West Ventora Avenue. Included In the agendawill e the following requests:
1) A request from John & Samantha Hamilton In accordance with City Code Sec-
tan 110-60 titled 'Required findings: Variance" for a variance to reduce the rear
setback requirement at 705 Concordia Avenue, A.K.A. Lots 11 +12, Block 150,
3POC. The property iszoned R-1B.
2) A request from Kevin McCarthy In accordance with City Code Section 110-60 ti-
le 'Required indInpg: VarIance for a variance to reduce the front setback require-
nent at 1040 Bayberry Loop, A.K.A. Lot 24, Block B, Ridgeview Estates S/D, Add 2.
The property Is zoned R-1B.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
ions of the Planning and Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
May 21, 2007at 6:00 p.m.in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P & Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquides regarding the hearing or any
person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physical he-
airment, Including speech or hearing Impairments, should contact the Building Ofi-
:lars office at least three days priorto the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AN AIR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Draft Air Construction Permit No.: 0510015-018-AC
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation Clewiston Facility
Hendry County
The Department of Environmental Protection (permitting authority) gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation for its Clewiston Facility located at 1820 County Road 833, Clewiston, Hendry County.
The applicant's name and address are: Tristan Chapman, Vice President, Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation, 1820 County Road 833, Clewiston, Florida 33440.
The permitted, Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation, applied on April 20, 2007, for authorization to conduct pilot testing and parameter measurements to determine ifcombusting higher sulfur content fuel oil will meet the sulfur dioxide emissions limit imposed
by PSD-FL-368. This evaluation will require Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation to install, test and operate a rented SO02 CEM to continuously monitor S02 emissions for the 30-day pilot test period. During the pilot test period, No. 6 or better grade fuel oil with a
maximum sulfur content of 1.0 percent will be burned in the No. 1 Peel Dryer. The data gathered will determine if the peel dryers can burn fuel oil with sulfur content greater than 0.1 percent, without further modification. The pilot testing is scheduled
to run from June 1 to June 30, 2007.
The permitting authority will issue the Air Construction Permit, and subsequent Final Air Construction Permit, in accordance with the conditions of the Draft Air Construction Permit unless a response received in accordance with the following procedures results in a
different decision or significant change of terms or conditions.
The permitting authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Air Construction Permit issuance action for a period of 14 (fourteen) days from the date of publication of this Notice. Written comments should be provided to the Department's Bureau
of Air Regulation, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mail Station #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. Any written comments filed shall be made available for public inspection. If written comments received result in a significant change in this Draft Air Construction Permit, the permitting
authority shall issue a Revised Draft Air Construction Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes (F.S.). The petition must contain the information set forth below and
must be filed (received) in Office of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 (Telephone: 850/488-9730; Fax: 850/487-4938). Petitions filed by any persons other than those
entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the public notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the notice of intent, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the
permitting authority for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. The failure of any
person to file a petition within the applicable time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent
intervention will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the permitting authority's action is based must contain the following information:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file(s) or identification numberss, ifknown;
(b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; name address and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how petitioner's sub
stantial rights will be affected by the agency determination;
(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, as well as the rules and statutes which entitle petitioner to relief; and
(f) A demand for relief
A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the permitting authority's action is based shall state ihat no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, FAC.
Because the 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 the position taken by it in this notice of intent. Persons whose substantial interests will
be affected by any such final decision of the permitting authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
A complete project file is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at:


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FPL encourages customers to
survey and prepare yards now,
before the beginning of hurricane
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have taught us that strong winds
during storms can often cause trees
and their limbs to fall upon power
lines, causing power disruptions
and safety hazards," said Steve
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Anderson recommends the fol-
lowing tips to prepare Florida resi-
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upcoming storm season while
minimizing the likelihood that trees
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@ Look for dead or weakened
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ly trained line clearing professionals
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* If a tree or branch has dam-
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or a power outage, call 1-800-4-
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* The best way to keep trees
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FPL approved contractor
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from a main power line.
begin with. Consider the mature
height of a tree when planting near
overhead electric lines.
Trees planted in the right place
are also given the room they need
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without posing a safety hazard. FPL
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and proper placement of trees
through its Right Tree Right Place
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suggested setbacks from overhead
utilities, as well as those to avoid
planting near power lines. Cus-
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Right Tree Right Place guide by call-
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To improve and protect system-
wide reliability, FPL has also
employed its own aggressive vege-
tation trimming cycle along with
other measures as part of its
"Storm Secure" plan; a compre-
hensive program to strengthen the
electrical grid and make it more
resistant against future hurricanes.
Approximately, 11,000 miles of
power lines were cleared in 2006,
including 4,200 miles of mid-cycle
"hot spots" where fast-growing
trees threatened to intrude on
wiring. This year, FPL continues its
3-year on average trimming cycle
of main lines and has launched a
program to trim neighborhood
lines on a 6-year average cycle. In
addition to vegetation manage-
ment, 2007 Storm Secure efforts
and other reliability plans include:
* System "hardening" -
strengthens infrastructure serving
critical community facilities to with-
stand severe wind conditions, mini-
mizing potential interruptions to
essential services such as hospitals
and surrounding businesses such
as grocery stores, pharmacies, and
gas stations.
* Pole Inspections - the com-
pany will inspect an average of
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completing 127,000 pole inspec-
tions during the first full year of pole
inspection, reinforcement and
replacement under the new eight
year pole inspection program.
* Thermovision - Using state-
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thermovision allows FPL to detect


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* Research & Development -
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the effects of hurricane winds and
storm surge on their systems.
"While no system can be 100
percent hurricane proof, FPL's
Storm Secure Plan will improve the
resiliency our system and
enhanced year-round reliability."
said Manny Miranda, FPL vice pres-
ident for distribution system per-
formance. "At FPL, we are working
everyday to make our electrical grid
stronger which will make a mean-
ingful impact in the delivery of safe
and reliable electric service."
Florida Power & Light Company
is the principal subsidiary of FPL
Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL), nationally
known as a high quality, efficient
and customer-driven organization
focused on energy-related products
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By Tony Young
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
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quantity or quality of game you'd
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hunt. For the past 10 years, the
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vation Commission (FWC) has
offered these unique fall-season
hunts for deer, wild hog and
released quail on the state's best
public hunting lands. Maybe it's
time you look into getting in on
the action and experience the
hunt of a lifetime.
These extraordinary hunts offer
large tracts of land with an abun-
dance of game and low hunting
pressure. All deer hunts allow you
to take only mature bucks with one
antler having at least four points.
Hunters also can take does if they
apply for, and draw, an antlerless
deer permit. This practice of quality
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excellent chances of taking quality
bucks and the opportunity to take a
doe on public land. There is no size
or bag limit on hog hunts.
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County), Lake Panasoffkee
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(Osceola County) and Green
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wildlife management areas.
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get drawn. Besides taking 12
deer, hunters bagged 22 hogs
there last year.
Lake Panasoffkee offers both
archery and general gun hunts on
the 8,676-acre tract. Hunters har-
vested 25 deer and 15 hogs there
last season.
Triple N Ranch has two general
gun deer hunts, and 41 deer were
taken off the 10,894 acres last year
-16 quality bucks.
Green Swamp West Unit is
where James Stovall took the
state's highest-scoring deer on
record - a 25-point, non-typical
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phy buck in 1999 after getting
drawn for the special-opportuni-
ty bow hunt. The area offers
archery and gun hunts on 34,335
acres. Last year, hunters bagged
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The FWC also has week-long
released-quail hunts on Blackwa-
ter Carr Unit in Santa Rosa County.
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and release your own pen-raised
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mit per hunt.
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ed or a rejection notice if you're
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