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Thursday, July 5, 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee SPORTS 13


Big Lake Track Club sends seven to nationals


Local kids
vie for titles

By Naji Tobias
The Sun
BELLE GLADE When the
local Big Lake Track Club season
began two months ago, there
were approximately 70 athletes
who competed with the track
team.
At the state track meet held at
Disney's Wide World of Sports
in Kissimmee from June 21-24,
there were 45 athletes who com-
peted for a chance to show the
country their talents.
In the end, seven of them will
have that chance at the national
track championship meet, which
will be held in Knoxville, Tenn.
July 28 to Aug. 4.
Here are the seven athletes
who made it to the nationals:
7-year-old Derisha Fraser,
who was in the Primary Divi-
sion, placed first in the 100 meter
race at 15.35 seconds and placed
third in the 200 meter race at 32.4
seconds. According to Roosevelt
Blackmon, the head coach, Deri-
sha will be the only girl who will
compete in the national meet.
9-year-old Derrick Fraser, from
the Sub-bantam Division, placed
fourth in the long jump at 12 feet,
3 inches.
In the Midget Division, 12-year-
old Lloyd Howard placed second
in the 100 meter race at 12.79
seconds and placed second in the
200 meter race at 25.7 seconds.
The 4x100 relay team, con-
sisting of 13-year-old William
Ligthley and 14-year olds Courtry
Parker, Donkevious Johnson and
Daniel Theridor, placed fourth in
the state meet at 48.9 seconds.
According to Louis Butts, an
assistant coach for the team and
longtime Amateur Athletic Union
(AAU) track coach, the top four
finishers in the state meet make it
to the national competition.
For Henrietta Fraser, the moth-
er of both Derisha and Derrick,
the idea of her children taking
part in the national meet seems
hard to believe.
"Ever since I found out my
two children made the nation-
als, I haven't been able to sleep


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At a practice held at the Glades Central High School track on Thursday, June 28, Derrick
Fraser, who will be competing in the long jump event at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)
national junior championships in Knoxville, Tenn., is practicing for the competition.


much," said Ms. Fraser. "I want to
be at the nationals with my chil-
dren in Knoxville. My kids want
me to be there to support them."
Watching her children com-
pete at all of this season's meets
so far, Ms. Fraser said she knew
that Derisha and Derrick were
athletes but did not know prior
to this season that they were this
good.
From Ms. Fraser's accounts,
her two children got her out of
the bed one Saturday morning,
telling her that the track team was
practicing.
"Then, I got into the car, took
the kids to the Glades Central
track and met with Coach Butts
and Coach Blackmon," said Ms.
Fraser. "I told the coaches that
both children are athletic just
before they signed on with the
team."
According to the two coaches,
they immediately saw that Deri-
sha and Derrick were exceptional


athletes.
It has now paid off for both De-
risha and Derrick, as they look to
win gold medals in their events.
Over the last three years, ac-
cording to Coach Butts, Lloyd's
times have improved after every
meet. Lloyd has run track under
the tutelage of the longtime AAU
coach for the last three years, be-
ginning at the Sub-bantam Divi-
sion for 9-year-olds, followed by
the Sub-midget Division, a 10-
year-old division and now, the
Midget Division.
"Lloyd has tremendously im-
proved over the last three years,"
said Coach Butts. "When he
gets to become a Glades Central
Raider track star in high school,
I predict that he will be a state
championship-winning runner in
the 100 and 200 meter events."
Coach Blackmon said that he
is proud of the kids who qualified
for the national competition.
Coach Butts agreed, adding


Fishing tournament nets big bucks


CLEWISTON-The Super Bucks
Tournament was a success with 19
Teams battling for $5,000 first place
money and many other prizes and
additional cash. First place was
the team of Val Osinski and Byron
Childers of Ft. Lauderdale, with an
overall two day total weight of 38.01
lbs. fishing with a new Gambler Bait
and rattle trap. Second Place went
to the team of Steve Lake and Mike
Dubick of Pompano Beach with


an overall two day weight of 37.25
lbs. Third place went to the team
of Alex Picos and Mr. Gonzales of
Lauderhill with an overall two day
weight of 36.22 lbs., Alex Picos also
caught and won the Biggest Bass
prize with a 9.18 lb. lunker. Second
place Big Bass went to the team of
Jimmy and Jerad McMillian with a
7.45 lb big bass.
Congratulations to all the an-
glers who fished and thank you


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possible to host, promote and run
these events.
Local anglers will once again
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with the upcoming open two-day
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that the athletes could achieve
success in the national champi-
onship meet.
"Overall, they could go to the
national meet and bring home
some medals," said Coach Butts.
Like a teacher grading his
students, Coach Blackmon is
a Physical Education teacher at
Gladeview Elementary School
- the coach doled out his final
verdict on the season.
"I would grade the season a
B-plus," said Coach Blackmon.
"There's always room for im-
provement, even though I was
pleased with every effort each
athlete gave throughout the sea-
son. I understand Rome wasn't
built in a day, so I am patient with
the athletes."
Coach Butts said that without
support, this season wouldn't
have been possible.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.



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Clewist
Serving America's Sweetes


Volume 83, Number 3


At a Glance

Softball
summer clinic
The Clewiston High School
will be holding a summer clin-
ic July 14, for children ages 9
to 16. The program will be held
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sug-
arland Park. The fee is $50, a
lunch and a t-shirt will be pro-
vided. St. Thomas University
coach and players will run the
camp.
> For more information, con-
tact Melissa Whitehead at 983-
8377.

Thanks for the
support
Organizers of the Blood
Drive held on June 27, at the Di-
vision of Motor Vehicles Office
Would like to thank everyone
who participated in making
the event a huge success. Spe-
cial kudos go to Florida Blood
Centers team of LaToya, Alicia,
Jennifer and Giana for being so
great and bringing the Big Red
Bus to our area.

Babysitter
courses offered
Hendry Regional Medical
Center is offering a Safe Sitter
class for students between the
ages of 11 and 13. The class will
be held in the hospital confer-
ence room on Friday, July 13,
from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. The
cost is $40 per student, which
includes lunch, all materials
and a certificate of completion.
For more information regard-
ing enrollment, call (863)-902-
3020.

Scout pack to meet
Cub Scout Pack 922 meets
on Thursday from 7 p.m. until
8 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St.
Margaret Catholic Church (208
North Deane Duff Avenue).
We welcome 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.

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tion, see the At Your Service
Box on page 4.

Pahokee High
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It is time to prepare for the
graduating class of 1982 to
celebrate! All classmates from
the graduating class of 1982
can contact Lawanda Harris as
soon as possible at (561) 924-
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Clewiston unveils siren system


System to alert in
times of emergency
By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - A new sys-
tem is in place in Clewiston to
help warn citizens about im-
pending danger. Especially in
times of hurricanes and other
possible natural disasters, the
system is designed to warn as
many people as possible in as
quick a time as possible.


The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment unveiled a $12,800 siren
system on Wednesday, June 27
for the first time. The new siren,
leaders hope, will be used to de-
liver critical instructions, includ-
ing orders to evacuate or hunker
down.
The city of Clewiston will use
the alert system to warn people
of dangerous situations, sound-
ing the large siren throughout
the community.
Usually the siren systems are
used for weather alerts, and are


used throughout the country to
signal the approach of tornados
and other dangerous weather
phenomenon, but city leaders
hope that the new system will
be a critical tool in alerting resi-
dents of any major threat.
The emergency siren, accord-
ing to Clewiston Police Depart-
ment Assistant Chief Kristine Pe-
tersen will utilize three cycles:
* The all-hazard warning is
used for confirmed emergen-
cies. It is a loud, continual wail-
ing noise. It will sound for three


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Ahhhh, that must be fun! This little girl
takes a minute to see how much fun. This
group of kids enjoys some cold sprin-
kling water on a hot summer afternoon
last week at the Clewiston Water Park.


"Hey wait for me!" these two little boys were
enjoying themselves with a little chase game
at the Clewiston Water Park last week. ,


While in line to swirl down the slide, this little girl's attention went straight to the cam-
era wanting a shot in the spotlight.


Youth program steers

youth to success


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- For much of
the youth in the Hendry and
Glades area, after graduation
from high school their lives have
come to an .abrupt stop. The
feeling of independence can be
overwhelming and many don't
know where to start in making
their own lives.
The TechBridge Youth Train-
ing Program assists young
adults from the ages of 16 to 21
find their way from high school
to starting their new career.
The program also provides


the youth with assistance in
getting their GEDs.
According to its coordina-
tors, the program is intended to
help local youth to shape their
own goals through the assis-
tance of TechBridge staff. With
the assistance of local business-
es and the local workforcecen-
ter, students get a better view of
how to make their own aspira-
tions come true.
The program promotes edu-
cation and gives youth another
avenue to success.
One of the larger goals of the
See Program - Page 12


minutes. The sound will alert
citizens to tune in to the news
for information.
* The cycle wail, like a regu-
lar siren, is the second kind of si-
ren noise that you might stand to
hear when the siren is fully op-
erational. The cycle wail sends
short six-second bursts of noise
to warn citizens of imminent
danger. Residents are ordered to
seek shelter.
* The third is a test cycle,
which will be heard on the first
of every month at noon. The test


ensures that the siren is fully op-
erational.
According to Assistant Chief
Petersen, the first of these tests
was expected to happen in July,
but as of the writing of this ar-
ticle, officials were still review-
ing the system and putting it in
place.
"We will advise the citizens
before-hand through the local
media, radio and newspaper, be-
fore we do the test." she added.
Of course, given the power
See System - Page 12


State Road 80



crash victims



now identified


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - Weeks after
a deadly crash left three dead
on S.R. 80, officials now know
the identities of the victims.
In the moments after the
crash, investigators scrambled
to find out who the victims
were, as the fire that consumed
the vehicles involved had so se-
verely burned those involved
as to make it hard to identify
them.
Ronnie L. Wright, 46, of
Gulfport, Booker T. Sherrod,
57, and Willie J. Robinson, 71,
both Clewiston residents, died
in the blaze just one day before


Mother's Day.
Mr. Wright was driving a
1979 Chevrolet Camaro, trav-
eling east on S.R. 80, when he
apparently miscalculated his
attempt to pass several vehicles
in front of him on the road, of-
ficials with the Florida Highway
Patrol reported.
His car collided head-on
with the 1998 Dodge Van be-
ing driven by Mr. Sherrod; Mr.
Robinson was a passenger in
the vehicle.
When emergency workers
arrived to the scene, they pro-
nounced all three dead.
Investigators and the medi-
See Crash - Page 12


Deputies find



stolen vehicle


Transport vehicle
carried stolen car

By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - Hendry
County Sheriff's Office depu-
ties investigated a careless driv-
ing complaint and found that
the driver may have been care-
lessly hauling a stolen vehicle,
as well.
The incident happened June
25, at approximately 7:30 p.m.
That's when deputies were dis-
patched to the scene, Ridgdill
Road in Clewiston.
Deputies , quickly caught
up to the vehicles in question
and spotted something they
thought was curious enough to
investigate further.


A dump truck was hauling
a bulldozer in its trailer. Next
to it, another vehicle -- a semi
-- was loaded with four vehi-
cles. It appeared as though the
motorcycles were to be loaded
also.
Realizing that the residential
area was a strange place to load
vehicles, the deputies pressed
on, requiring the two drivers
to produce paperwork to show
that they were the rightful own-
ers of the vehicles.
When they couldn't produce
the paperwork for all six of the
vehicles, the officers called
dispatch to verify each car's li-
cense plate and VIN number.
The driver of the hauler, and
another man seemed to grow
nervous, with one of them
See Vehicle - Page 12


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Red, White and Blue
Proudly showing of the red, white and blue, Clewiston City Hall was geared up and
ready for the big Fourth of July Celebration on Wednesday, July 3


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Weddings


Dedicated to
helping locals

By: Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
Question: What is your name?
Answer: My name is Ana Ri-
vera
QUESTION: Where were you
born?
ANSWER: I was born in
Brownsville, Texas, but my par-
ents came to Florida in 1975, and
I grew up here.
QUESTION: What do you do?
ANSWER: I am employed by
Hendry-Glades Behavioral Health
as a Housing Specialist and also
as a Hispanic Outreach Special-
ist.
QUESTION: Why do you do
what you do?
ANSWER: I love my job, and
enjoy it at the same time. Basi-
cally it 'all began after the major
hurricanes in our area, I saw the
need inr the Hispanic community,
but (,nd,.S I got onboaid, I helped
not o'rin the Hendry and Glades
Communities and Hispanics, but
anyone and everyone who need-
ed help around the lake area.
QUESTION: Can you describe
yourself?
ANSWER: Well, I am very easy


Rev. Samuel S. Thomas,
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - Once a
year, the amateur radio opera-
tors across the country organize
a Field Day drill to prepare for
emergency operations. The drill
involves operating radio stations
under emergency conditions;
usually involving power, sources
such as generators, batteries or
solar power. The annual event is
to assure communications will
be possible in the event of a di-
saster or should the need arise
and the local power sources be-
ing out of operation. Clewiston
has an emergency radio station at
John Boy Auditorium which has
its own emergency generating
capacity in the event of a hurri-
cane or other disaster eliminating
the usual power from our regular
electricity suppliers.
On Saturday, June 23, at 2
p.m., the national drill began and
two local operators participated.
Jim Sparks, AA4BN, and Sam
Thomas, W3ALE, operated the
station at the John Boy site, con-
tacting stations in different parts
of the U.S. The station makes use
of both High Frequency and Very
High Frequency transmissions.


going, I am a very giving and help-
ful person, I enjoy helping others.
I am very caring and dedicated.
QUESTION: What scares you?
ANSWER: Work wise, what
scares me is not having enough
resources to help all those in
need. And in my personal life I
would have to say see my chil-
dren grow.
QUESTION: What is your fa-
vorite song?
ANSWER: My favorite song ...
uh, I don't have one in particular,
I like all kinds of music.
QUESTION: What irks you?
ANSWER: Well, the two things
that really irk me are one not
having enough resources in our
community to assist the needy
and second is the misconception
that people have of the mental
health clinic: we not only service
the mentally ill, we also provide
many other programs.
QUESTION: What is the mem-
ory you hold dearest?
ANSWER: Having the opportu-
nity to enjoy all the words mother-
hood stands for, from pregnancy
to giving birth to my two boys and
one on the way. And the other is
of my mother who recently past
away and will always be missed.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez can be
reached at igonzalez@newszap.com.


Several contacts were made with
stations mostly in the northeast-
ern U.S. and the Midwest. Ad-
ditionally, contacts were made
around Lake Okeechobee in the
V.H.F. range; with the local 2-me-
ter transmitter bringing up the re-
peaters in Lakeport, Okeechobee,
Fort Myers and Belle Glade.
Given that, the antenna for the
High Frequency Station is orient-
ed in a north-south direction, it is
good to know that we can easily
reach Tallahassee and the rest of
Florida; where our contacts would
be required when an emergency
strikes. Our VHF station antenna
is oriented toward LaBelle where
our other vital communication
links would be in case of emer-
gency. But it is also good to know
that the station will enable us to
cover Belle Glade.
Both operators felt the test
was successful and demonstrated
the capability of our local gear to
do the job if and when the need
arises. Persons interested in ama-
teur radio can contact the Big
Lake Amateur Radio Club; which
meets the last Monday of each
month at Saint Martin's Church,
Clewiston. For information, call
(863) 983-7960.


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Submitted photo/Loreal Hammond
Loreal Munoz and James Hammond


Munoz

Hammond
Loreal Munoz and James'Ham-
mond were joined in marriage on
June 16, 2007.
The bride is the daughter of
Juan and Gloria Munoz of Home-
stead.
The groom is the son of Jim
and Ana Hammond of Indianapo-
lis, Ind.
The wedding ceremony was
held at Truevine Church in Clew-
iston.
Pastor Fred Gamble officiated
at the ceremony.
The bride was given away by
her father, Juan Muniz.
The church and fellowship
hall was decorated with ivory and
gold roses, lilies, baby breath. The
tables were decorated with clear
tall crystal vases with ivory lilies
and gold roses, also a beautiful
eight-piece, three-flavored cake
decorated as well with ivory and
gold flowers.
The bride wore an ivory strap-
less wedding dress with train; sil-
ver headpiece with matching set
of necklace, earrings and brace-
let.
The dress was by Mary's Bridal


bought at Leks Fancy in Labelle.
She carried a bouquet of ivory
roses and lilies with gold ribbon.
The maid of honor was Mo-
nique Dukes of Clewiston.
Bridesmaids were Roxanne
Muniz of Clewiston; Cierra How-
ard of Indiana; Juanita Perez of
Clewiston; Elizabeth Stone of
Clewiston: Ishia Gamble of Clew-
iston.
Groomsmen were Shamrock
Munoz of Clewiston; Juan Muniz
of Clewiston; Jareem Gamble of
Clewiston; Luis Garcia of Clewis-
ton and Miguel Sanchez of Clew-
iston.
The flower girls were Julia
Hammond and Tyra Holmes of
Clewiston, daughters of James
and Loreal Hammond and Lat-
anya and Tavarus Holmes.
The ring bearer was Juan
Hammond of Clewiston, son of
James and. Loreal Hammond of
Clewiston.
Following the ceremony a
reception was held Truevine Fel-
lowship Hall. After a honeymoon
trip to Ft. Myers Beach, the couple
will reside in Clewiston.
The groom is employed as
an operator's assistant with U.S.
Sugar. The bride is employed as
a medical assistant with Florida
Community Health Center.


BELLE GLADE - The Dean's
List for the spring semester at
Bridgewater College has been an-
nounced by Dr. Arthur C. Hessler,
vice president for academic affairs
and dean of the college.
Preston L. Baez, a resident of
Belle Glade and a junior majoring
in nutrition and wellness and al-
lied health science, made the list.
Students on the Dean's List
have attained a 3.4 or better grade
point average of a possible 4.0.


Nine students - six fresh-
men and three juniors - have
maintained an straight A record
throughout their college work.
Bridgewater College, a private,
four-year liberal arts college, en-
rolls more than 1,500 students.
Founded in 1880 and located in
the Central Shenandoah Valley
of Virginia, it was the state's first
private, coeducational senior col-
lege.


Births


Madison

Janae

Atkinson
David and Kelli Atkinson
would like to announce the birth
of their daughter Madison Janae
Atkinson. She was born on June
20, 2007 at 8:29 p.m. at Health-
park Hospital in Ft. Myers. She
weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces and
was 18 inches long at birth. She
was welcomed home by her
grandparents David and Jennifer


Submitted photo/Kelli Atkinson
Madison Janae Atkinson
Atkinson and John and Bonita
Farner and Great-grandparents
John and Joyce Williams and
Richard and Barbara Farner.


Pet Corner


Dear Doc Savvy,
Question: Hello, my name is
Jenny. My husband and I have
two Labs, and we love to take
them just about
every where we
can when we go
out. My husband .
drives a Ford 350 ' � � '
loading them
up in the truck
bed when we
take them for a Doc
ride. I am very Savvy
uncomfortable
with this because I am afraid they
may jump out when we are driv-
ing. Is it o.k. to drive with dogs in
the back of a pick up?
Thanks Doc...
Answer: Hey there Jenny. That
would make me nervous too! I
have seen many injuries when
dogs have fallen out or jumped


out of the back of a pick up while
driving. Even worse, I have seen
injuries where they have been
hung or dragged for miles by ac-
cident when they are tethered to
the back of a truck bed. Dogs are
unpredictable in the back of a
truck, and react to different peo-
ple, and cars, etc., while driving
with them in the back like that. It
is actually against the law to drive
with dogs either loose or tied in
to the back or a pick up truck for
the various injuries mentioned
above. If you are pulled over by
an officer you can receive a hefty
fine. Even worse, your dogs could
really get hurt.
I hope that answers your con-
cerns Jenny.
Take care, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
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Red Cross to benefit


from restaurant aid


SOUTH LAKE - The local Red
Cross will be giving out hurricane
preparedness and shelter infor-
mation during the month of July
at area McDonald's restaurants.
Stores in Belle Glade, Clewiston
and LaBelle will donate 5 percent
of sales on the day of each sched-
uled event to the American Red
Cross - Greater Palm Beach Area
Chapters.
The fire departments in some
areas will be available to take
blood pressures free of charge
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
County Emergency Manage-
ment will give out information on
registering for Special Needs Shel-


ters and balloons will be given
away at each event.
The events will take place on
the following days at area McDon-
ald's restaurants including:
* Belle Glade McDonald's - July
14, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
* Clewiston McDonald's - July
21, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
* Labelle McDonald's - July 28,
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We thank McDonald's for help-
ing us help others in our commu-
nity!
Please come by and show
them your support!
If you have any questions,
please call (561) 992-9703


Make your own freezer


There is nothing quite like the
right appliance doing the right
task. Take my pasta maker for
example. Yes, you can take it -- I
don't use it. But touch my crock
pot? You and I are going to have
issues. I love my crock pot.
But right right now, my crock pot
is my second best friend. My bff
(best friend forever) is my freezer
-- my lovely, icy friend, the freezer.
My freezer holds dinners in it,
lots of them. Not the kind that
Stouffers or any of those other
guys make, dinners that I made
all at one time. I guess you could
say I've been sucked in by the lat-
est trend-the dinner assembly
franchise.
The only difference is I do it
myself. I've always been a do it
yourself type and that certainly
applies to cooking. And consid-
ering that I am The Dinner Diva,
I adore great food -- especially
when it's easy-button easy. Lately
though, I've been very busy--trav-
eling, writing and trying to juggle
everything at once. So what's a
busy Dinner Diva to do?
Make it all at one time, put
it in the freezer and pull out my
handy-dandy, ready-to-go dinners
from the freezer in the morning
and voila, dinner is a snap that
night. I can't tell you how fun this
is! So how does this work, you
ask? Here's the low down on how
you can do it yourself, too:
Make up a list of recipes that
you like -- say 10 at one time.
Make sure they will freeze
well. You will want to skip stuff


with hard boiled eggs in them
and boiled potatoes. They don't
do too well with freezing.
Don't fully cook any pasta
dishes -- they will be watery, over-
cooked and yucky by the time
you thaw and eat them.


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Guest Commentary


PK-3 provides better start


for Hispanic children


By Phyllis Kalifeh
Florida's Hispanic population
is rapidly growing. According to
U.S. Census predictions, Florida's
Hispanic population is expected
to jump from 14 percent of the
1995 state population to 24 per-
*cent of the 2025 state population.
Expanding and improving the
quality of early education for the
state's rapidly growing Hispanic
population should be among our
highest educational priorities.
While Florida already has a suc-
cessful voluntary universal pre-
kindergarten program for 4-year-
olds, we must continue to look
for ways to improve and provide
our children with even better op-
portunities.
That is where the PK-3 ap-
proach comes in.
What is PK-3? PK-3 programs
raise achievement among chil-
dren by offering quality early
education programs that align
the curriculum and instruction for
children from pre-kindergarten
through the third grade. Research
has shown that the PK-3 years are
crucial to providing the founda-
tion for life-long learning. Aligning
the curriculum and instruction for
children from pre-kindergarten
through the third grade contrib-
utes substantially to higher levels
of school readiness and achieve-
ment.
PK-3 is especially important
for Hispanic children.
Hispanic children lag well
behind their White counterparts
on measures of school readiness
when they start kindergarten and
subsequently achieve at much
lower levels in the primary grades.
This pattern of lower academic
achievement persists through
high school and college.
In the short term, school dis-
tricts that use the PK-3 approach
will experience reduced special
education and grade retention
costs. In the long term, we will
see decreased dropout rates, sav-
ings to the juvenile and adult jus-
tice systems, and increased earn-
ings from participants.
Moreover, increased invest-
ments in PK-3 programs, which
are proven to prepare our young


children for school success, also
strengthen the state's economy.
Better education equals better
jobs and a stronger local econo-
my.
The good news is that the
PK-3 approach is gaining strong
support. A recent report by the
National Task Force on Early
Childhood Education for Hispan-
ics echoed the need to provide
these services to our growing His-
panic populations.
While PK-3 programs raise
achievement among Hispanic
children and provide better edu-
cational opportunities in the early
childhood years, there is an inad-
equate capacity to meet demand
in many Hispanic communities.
Other problems exist, such as
a lack of knowledge about pro-
gram availability among Hispanic
parents and the inability to afford
pre-kindergarten.
Studies show that PK-3 pro-
grams can improve the literacy
and math skills of all children,
and especially English language
learners and low-income chil-
dren. PK-3 strengthens children's
skills to help them succeed. The
PK-3 approach creates the conti-
nuity in teaching and curriculum
that makes it more successful for
Hispanic children to learn Eng-
lish. We must also encourage His-
panic college students to choose
PK-3 education as a career.
Florida's children have access
to voluntary universal pre-kinder-
garten.
We must now do our best to
explain the benefits of the pro-
gram and encourage Hispanic
parents to enroll their children.
In the meantime, Florida
should also build on its voluntary
universal pre-kindergarten pro-
gram and align it with a PK-3 cur-
riculum.
By investing our resources in
programs like PK-3 that are fis-
cally responsible and prepare the
workforce of tomorrow, we can
make a difference in bringing all
children up to academic stan-
dards. If we don't, we could miss
a critical window of opportunity
to do what's best for the children
of our rapidly growing Hispanic
population.


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Story time
The children at this week's Clewiston Library's Outreach
Program at Montura Ranch enjoyed story time and a craft
of decorating a tin trinket box. Children received McDon-
aids gift certificates as a reward for turning in their reading
logs noting their weekly reading activities totaling 14 or
more books since last week's visit.


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Library drawing
This week's winner for the drawing at Clewiston Public
Library was Ethan Pelham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chad Pel-
ham of Clewiston. Each week a ticket is drawn from two (2)
different age groups, for prizes of books, gift certificates,
from McDonalds and Beef "0" Brady's etc. Ethan was all
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Local Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National
Weather Service
Clewiston and surrounding area
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 93. Southwest winds
will be between 3 and 6 mph. There will be scattered showers and
thunderstorms after 1 p.m. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest
winds will be between 3 and 5 mph. There will be isolated show-
ers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. The chance of rain is 20
percent.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 94. Southwest winds will
be between 3 and 5 mph. There will be scattered showers and
thunderstorms after 1 p.m. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73 with a light
south wind. There is a 20 percent chance of showers and thun-
derstorms.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 93 with a light south
wind. There will be scattered showers and thunderstorms. The
chance of rain is 50 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. There will
be scattered showers and thunderstorms. The chance of rain is 50
percent.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 93. There will be scattered
showers and thunderstorms. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. There will
be scattered showers and thunderstorms. The chance of rain is
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Thursday, July 5, 2007


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Thursday, July 5, 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Arrest Report


Crime Stoppers


This column lists arrests,
not convictions, unless oth-
erwise stated. Anyone who
is listed here and who is
later found not guilty, or has
the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to in-
form the newspaper. We will
confirm the information and
print it.
Western Palm
Beach County

Belle Glade
* Barrett Wiley, 22, of South-
west Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on June 26, by PBSO and
charged with aggravated battery.
No bond was set.
*Anthony Burden, 27, of West
Avenue A, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on June 26, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with proba-
tion violation-domestic battery.
No bond was set.
* Jemorad Harper, 20, of
Northeast Twenty Seventh Street,
Belle Glade, was arrested on June
26, by PBSO and charged with
robbery. No bond was set.
* Issac Willis, 28, of Northwest
Fifteenth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on June 27, by PBSO
and charged with possession of
marijuana and cocaine. He was
released on a surety bond.
* John Owens, 20, of South-
west C Avenue, Belle Glade, was
arrested on June 27, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with con-
tempt of court-domestic violence.
No bond was set.
* Mayra vital, 19, of SR 715,
Belle Glade, was arrested on
June 27, by PBSO and charged
with dealing in stolen property
and fraud. She was released on a
surety bond.
* Shakeira Mccoy, 18, of
Southwest Second Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 27,
by PBSO and charged with failure
to appear-driving without a driv-
ers license. She was released on
a cash bond.
* Roan Nembhard, 19 of
Southwest Second Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 29,
by PBSO and charged with mari-
juana possession and resisting an
officer without violence. He was
later released.
* Lloyd Cunningham, 28, of
Northwest Eleventh Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on June 29,
by PBSO and charged with bat-
tery and failure to appear -driv-
ing while license suspended or
revoked. No bond was set.
* Evan Colon, 20, of Northwest
Seventeenth Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on June 29, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
fleeing and eluding the police and
possession of cocaine. No bond
was set.
* Lewis Browning, 18, of West
Avenue A, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on June 30, by PBSO and
charged with carrying a concealed
firearm and possession of a vehi-
cle with altered numbers. He was
released on a surety bond.
* Michael Bailey, 22, of South-
west Sixth Street Belle Glade, was


arrested on June 30, by PBSO and
charged with six counts of battery.
No bond was set.
* Eric Bedford, 44, of North-
west P Avenue, Belle Glade, was
arrested June 30, by the West
Palm Beach Police Dept. and
charged with vehicular theft. No
bond was set.
* Bruce Henderson, 41,of
Southwest C Avenue, Belle Glade
was arrested on July 1, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
violation of probation- retail theft.
No bond was set.
* Carmetha Walker, 27, of
Southeast Avenue B, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 2, by PBSO
and charged with two counts of
contempt of court. No bond was
set.
* Kimberly Givens, 27, of
Roosevelt Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on July 2, by PBSO and
charged with violation of proba-
tion-cocaine possession. She was
released on a surety bond.
Pahokee
* Shaheen Farrell, 18, of Mc-
clure Road, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on June 26, by PBSO and
charged with two counts of
armed burglary, 15 counts of lar-
ceny petit theft and eight counts
of conservation animal abuse. No
bond was set.
* April Pryor, 17, of Widden
Road, Pahokee, was arrested on
June 27, by PBSO on a warrant
charging her with aggravated bat-
tery with a deadly weapon. No
bond was set.
* Travice Moore, 24, of Whid-
den Road, Pahokee, was arrested
on June 27, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with grand theft
(motor vehicle), probation viola-
tion-assault with a deadly weapon
and burglary. No bond was set.
* Jorge Davila, 39, of East Main
Street, Pahokee, was arrested on
June 28, by Florida Highway Pa-
trol and charged with trafficking
cocaine, and using a firearm dur-
ing a felony. No bond was set.
* Roderick Johnson, 33, of
West Sixth Street, Pahokee, was
arrested on June 29, by PBSO and
charged with possession of mari-
juana. No bond was set.
* Juan Rodriguez, 19, of Rog-
ers Road, Pahokee was arrested
on June 29, by PBSO and charged
with possession of marijuana and
driving while license is suspend-
ed. He was later released.
* Nathaniel Allen, 22, of Jef-
ferson Avenue, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on June 29, by PBSO and
charged with resisting an officer
and possession of cocaine with
intent to sell. He was released on
a surety bond.
* Stanleigh Russ, 18, of Golden
Place, Pahokee, was arrested on
June 29, by PBSO and charged
with larceny $300-$5,000 and flee-
ing and eluding police. He was
released on a surety bond.
* Richard Lyndale 23, of South
Flame Avenue, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on June 29, by PBSO and
charged with burglary and rob-
bery. No bond was set.
* Dorian Calloway, 18, of Bay
Bottom Road, Pahokee, was ar-


rested on June 30, by PBSO and
charged with battery. No bond
was set.
* Charles Mccloud, 25, of El
Dorado Drive, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on July 1, by PBSO and
charged with resisting an officer
with violence and probation vio-
lation. No bond was set.
* Gary Davis, 24, of South
Barfield, Pahokee, was arrested
on July, by PBSO and charged
with vehicular theft and resisting
an officer. No bond was set.
* Ossie Allen, of South Lake
Avenue, Pahokee was arrested on
July, 2 by PBSO on an out of coun-
ty warrant. No bond was set.
South Bay
* Lee Johnson, 20, of South-
west Sixth Avenue, South Bay,
was arrested on June 29, by PBSO
and charged with possession of
cocaine with intent to sell. No
bond was set.
* Tobias Mclaughlin, 35, of
Northwest Nineth Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on June 29, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with fraud, driving while license is
suspended and a Hendry County
Warrant. No bond was set.
* Maurice Coney, 22, of South-
west Eleventh Avenue, South Bay
was arrested on July 1, by PBSO
and charged with failure to ap-
pear-trespassing. He was released
on a surety bond.
Glades County
* Gregory Goreham, 28, of
Labelle, was arrested on June 19,
by Deputy D. Watts on an active
Hillsborough County warrant. He
was held without bond.
* Maureen Mckinney, 45, of
Moore Haven, was arrested on
June 19, by Deputy J. Griner on
an active Okeechobee County
warrant. She was later released to
Okeechobee County.
* Richard Peterson, 43, of
Moore Haven, was arrested on
,June 20, by Deputy R. Ermeri and
charged with battery. He remains
in custody with a $20,000 bond.
* James Woodson, 43, of Mi-
ami, was arrested June 21, by
Deputy B. Enderle on an active
Glades County warrant. His bond
was set at $5,000.
* Charles Ferguson, 44, of Mi-
ami, was arrested on June 21, by
Deputy B. Enderle on an active
Glades County warrant. His bond
is set at $2,500.
* Franklin Whidden, 56, of Fort
Pierce, was arrested on June 24,
by Deputy B. Enderle on active
Glades County warrant. No bond
was set.
* Joseph Rolen, 23, of Palm-
dale, was arrested on June 24,
by Deputy J. Griner on an active
Glades County warrant- criminal
mischief $200 and under, bur-
glary, and larceny $300-$5,000.
His bond was set at $20,000.
* Arthur Santiago, 45, of Moore
Haven was arrested on June 24,
by Deputy J. Griner and charged
with felony battery. He was re-
leased on surety bonds of $7,500
and $2,500.
* Rogelio Pena, 18, of Moore
Haven, was arrested on June 25,


by Deputy L. Fuce and charged
with grand theft. He remains in
jail with a $4,999 bond.
* Missy Huff, 18, was arrested
on June 26, by Officer J. Morgan
on an active Okeechobee County
warrant. She was later released to
Okeechobee County.
* John Mitchell, 43, was ar-
rested on June 26, by Deputy D.
Watts on an active Glades county
warrant-burglary. He was later
released on a surety bond of
$20,000.
Clewiston
* Jackie Denise Simpson, 34,
of Clewiston, was arrested July 2,
and charged with probation viola-
tion for a felony. Pamela Capling
of the Hendry County Sheriff's Of-
fice was the arresting officer.
* Jeremy Nickosa Smith, 28,
was arrested June 25, and charged
with aggravated battery-cause
bodily harm or disability. Michael
Favara of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was the arresting
officer.
* James Yarnell Addison, 26,
of Clewiston, was arrested July
2, and charged with possession
of marijuana with intent to sell/
manufacture or deliver schedule
I, selling marijuana within 1,000
ft. of school/childcare facility and
selling marijuana within 200 ft. of
college or public park. Terri Hes-
sler of the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office was the arresting officer.
* Anthony Michael Varnell,
21, of Clewiston, was arrested
June 28, and charged with proba-
tion violation for a felony. Bonnie
Weaver of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was the arresting
officer.
* A 13 year old male juvenile
of Clewiston, was arrested June
26, and charged with damaging
property-criminal mischief $1,000
or more. Greg Henderson of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
* Timothy Terele Powell, 29,
of- Clewiston, was arrested June
26, and charged with a nonmov-
ing traffic violation-driving while
license suspended third or subse-
quent offense. Tiffany Arnold of
the Hendry County Sheriff's Of-
fice was the arresting officer.
* Jason Jaime, 24, of Clew-
iston, was arrested June 24, and
charged with aggravated bat-
tery-offender knew/should have
known that the victim was preg-
nant and kidnap-false imprison-
ment of an adult. Louis Morales of
the Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
* Leonard Manuel Guerra, 38,
of Clewiston, was arrested June
25, and charged with dealing in
stolen property. Rick Perian of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
* Alejandrino Rodriguez-Perez,
32, of Kissimmee, was arrested
June 25, and charged with prop-
erty crimes-fail to obtain certifi-
cation of salvage destruct or title
and dealing in stolen property.
Rick Perian of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was the arresting
officer.


Community News


Alzheimer's
support group meets
The Alzheimer's support
group will meet regularly on the
first and third Tuesday of each
month.
For more information, please
call Palm Terrace of Clewiston at
(863) 983-5123.

Emotions Anonymous
meets locally
Emotions Anonymous meets
at Palm Terrace Nursing Home,


301 South Gloria Street, from 4 to
5 p.m. each Thursday.

Free finance and
housing advice
Free finance and housing as-
sistance information is available
to assist the citizens of the com-
munity in getting practical and
helpful information on credit
'restoration, how to raise your
credit score, shopping for the
right mortgage, minority grants,
grant writing, housing assistance
programs, free credit report
*first time homebuyers. Spanish


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translation is available. For more
information, please contact CW
Baxter (863) 983-6554 or Teresa
Sanders (863) 233-1350

Guardian Ad Litem
volunteers needed
Are you flexible, open-minded
and interested in advocating for a
child? Only 60 percent of Lee, Col-
lier, Charlotte, Glades and Hen-
dry County children taken from
their homes due to allegations
of abuse or neglect have a vol-
unteer Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
to protect their interests. A GAL


volunteer has the opportunity to
be a champion for an abused,
neglected or abandoned child in
court and within the community,
strongly supported by program
staff. For information, to apply,
or to ask how your business or
organization can help, call Jackie
at (239) 533-1425 or (866) 341-
1 GAL.
The next Guardian Ad Litem
training class starts in Fort Myers
on Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18. In
addition to 28 hours of classroom
instruction, volunteers must put
in two hours of courtroom obser-
vation.


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the fol-
lowing wanted fugitive.
Teresa Johnson, age 41, is a
white female with blond hair and
blue eyes. She is 5 feet, 4 onches
tall and weighs approximately
145 pounds. Her last known ad-
dress was on Northeast Avenue
H, Belle Glade and she is also
known as Teresa Miller.
She is wanted on Felony
charges of violation of probation:
dealing in stolen property and
violation of probation: uttering a


forgery (checks); grand theft.
She is also wanted on misde-
meanor charges -
of failure to ap- -3(1.
pear: expired
driver's license.
Anyone with *
information on
thewhereabouts
of this wanted :
fugitive is asked i
to contact the Teresa
Crime Stoppers Johnson
at: 1-800-458-
TIPS (8477) or online at www.
crimestopperspbc.com.


Roadwatch


Prepared by Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, District 1
Office, Bartow.
For additional information call
(863) 519-2362.
Motorists are reminded to
wear safety belts and drive with
caution, courtesy, common
sense and patience as they travel
through work zones. Remember,
speeding fines are doubled in
work zones.

Glades County
U.S. 27: At the Moore Haven
Bridge: Maintenance contract
project. Crews are replacing and
repairing street lights. Motorists
should expect intermittent single
lane closures in one direction at a
time, as well as slow moving traf-
fic and possible delays.
U.S. 29: Pollywog Crossover
Road: Construction project. This
project will consist of adding
a turn lane, drainage improve-
ments, signing and pavement
markings on US 29 at Pollywog
Crossover Road northerly 0.134
miles, north of the City of LaBelle.
Motorist should expect intermit-
tent lane closures, slow moving
traffic, and possible delays, as
well as workers on the side of the
roadway. The contractor is Better
Roads, Inc.


Hendry County
U.S. 27: Between C.R. 720 and
Stitt Ranch: Maintenance permit
project. Crews are constructing a
right turn lane into the develop-
ment. Motorists should expect
right lane closures for the next
few weeks, as well as slow mov-
ing traffic and possible delays.
U.S. 27: At Lewis Boulevard:
Maintenance contract project.
Crews are replacing and repairing
street lights. Motorists should ex-
pect intermittent southbound lane
closures, as well as slow moving
traffic and possible delays.
U.S. 27: At the intersection of
S.R. 80: Maintenance contract
project. Crews are replacing and
repairing street lights. Motorists
should expect intermittent south-
bound lane closures, as well as
slow moving traffic and possible
delays.
S.R. 80: From east of the Lee
County line to west of Grandma's
Grove RV Park: Construction proj-
ect. Work is underway to make
drainage improvements at the
edge of the roadway. Crews are
excavating, placing concrete and
working in the shoulders. No lane
closures are anticipated, but mo-
torists should use caution and ex-
pect truck traffic entering and exit-
ing the work zone. The contractor
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What to do with horse manure? .....


By MaryAnn Morris
Independent Newspapers of
Florida
There seem to be more
and more horses in the Lake
Okeechobee area these days.
Florida has over 500,000 horses,
making our state third behind only
California and Hawaii in horse
population. Recreation and com-
petition "occupies" 70 percent of
Florida's horses, according to the
University of Florida. And, being
an agricultural community, the
idea of careful, eco-friendly ani-
mal-keeping is both familiar and
quite popular.
One typical, 1,000 pound
horse will produce about 10 tons
of manure a year. How to avoid
polluting the aquifer, creating a
fly problem, poor quality pasture
and the awful, (can be fatal to
horse ownership) {complaints
from neighbors}?
To some extent, you can
spread it on the pasture with
good results. Think of this as recy-
cling horse feed, or getting double
from that feed bill you pay each
month. But, like everything else,
there is a right and a wrong way
to do this.
The University of Florida, Insti-
tute for Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences is the place to start.
From an on-line article found
on http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu, {Pas-
tures and Forage Crops for
Horses}, "significant amounts
of nutrients are recycled through
the manure of grazing animals.
However, since the manure is not
well distributed on the pasture,
manure should be spread with a


INI/MaryAnn Morris
More and more pleasure horses dot backyards throughout
the Lake Okeechobee area. On the average, each horse will
produce 10 tons of manure a year or about 1,600 pounds a
month.


Backyard

Barnyard
light drag. Do this during hot, dry
weather. Internal parasites will
be killed by the hot sun. Mowing
areas where horses do not graze
and dragging pastures to spread
manure piles will improve the
quality and the utilization of the
pasture".
By accident, this method was
also discovered: After three weeks
without picking up manure, two
acres of pasture were littered
with "road apples" last summer.
Plus the weeds the horses won't
eat stuck up and looked ragged.
In desperation, the owner of the
property took the family lawn


mower, set the blade of the lawn
mower down and mowed the
weeds and, in the process, pul-
verized and blew all the dried up
manure out evenly over the pas-
ture. This was not a very scien-
tific method, but reportedly, weed
growth is lessened and the grass
is improved.
Wet spots can be cleaned up
and sprinkled with a little agricul-
tural lime.
They have a very good re-
source: "Composting Horse Ma-
nure," a very good article avail-
able online at http://edis.ifas.
ufl.edu/AN040. Before the-days
of commercial fertilizers, farm-
ers used manures to enrich their
cropland and pastures.
"Horse manure is not as liquid
as dairy manure, which can soak


into the ground and reach the wa-
ter supply. Horse manure is solid
and lends itself to spreading and
composting, then using to im-
prove the soils," said Pat Hogue,
Extension Agent III, Livestock,
Okeechobee County Agricultural
Extension Service. "Composted
horse manure can be used to in-
crease the organic matter content
and thus the water and nutrient
holding capacity of sandy soils in
agricultural and home gardening
settings. The material can also be
used by plant nurseries as potting
soil and is an excellent media for
the production of mushrooms,
fish worms, etc."
According to Information avail-
able from the University of Flor-
ida, growing earthworms is not
difficult. They are grown in beds
oof "unoxidized peat mixed with
sand and organic material" and
horse manure is sure organic!
"Earthworms are probably
the number one bait overall in
the Lake Okeechobee area," said
Larry Wright of Garrard's Tackle
Shop in Okeechobee.
"Sure, you can use it," said
Dan Culbert,
You might think that around
one of the fishing capitals of the
world, Lake Okeechobee, and
one of the greatest farming loca-
tions in the United States, manure
could be used to good advantage.
Could composted horse manure
help some of the farmland be-
ing lost to muck subsidence? An
interesting thought and there will
be more to come about compost-
ing horse manure.
MaryAnn Morris can be contacted
at mmorris@newszap.com


Everglades removed from danger list


GREENACRES - "The removal
of the Florida Everglades from the
United Nations' list of world cultur-
al sites at risk by the World Heritage
Committee on Monday is a testa-
ment to how far we have come in
restoring the fragile ecosystem.
"The goals of the state leg-
islature's Joint Committee on
Everglades Oversight are being


reached, as we are beginning to
see a renewed commitment by the
federal government to fully fund
the Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan (CERP). Con-
gress is moving closer to approv-
ing more than $1 billion for CERP
projects in Southern Florida, and
the State of Florida doubled their
annual contribution to CERP dur-


ing the 2007 legislative session.
"The Everglades ' removal
from the danger list, however,
should not be seen as the begin-
ning of the end of CERP. Though
we have taken great strides this
year to honor our commitment to
restore America 's River of Grass,
it is critical that we maintain this
forward movement on the state


and federal level so we can con-
tinue to protect the Everglades for
many generations to come."
Senator Dave Aronberg (D-
Greenacres) is the current chair of
the Joint Legislative Committee on
Everglades Oversight. Representa-
tive Ralph Poppell ( R-Vero Beach
) will chair the committee during
the 2008 legislative session.


Horses at risk from mosquito-borne disease


COLLEGE STATION - Annoy-
ing little mosquitoes not only can
aggravate and leave an itchy bite
for a week, but they could also
put you or your horse at risk for
West Nile Encephalitis. But there
are ways to stop the itching, learn
more about how you can get it,
the symptoms to look for and
ways to prevent contracting West
Nile.
West Nile Encephalitis, also
known as a bird disease, is techni-
cally an inflammation of the brain.
It is called a bird disease because,
contrary to what many people be-
lieve, birds are the natural hosts of
the disease.
While many people think mos-
quitoes are the hosts, they only
serve as intermediate hosts and
transmit the disease from birds to
people and horses.
"While over 100 species of
birds host the disease, the most
susceptible are blue jays, crows,
and hawks," said Dr. Floron
Faries, a veterinarian at the Col-


lege of Veterinary Medicine & Bio-
medical Sciences at Texas A&M
University.
"Once a mosquito bites an in-
fected bird, it takes 10 to 14 days
for the disease to get into its sali-
vary glands. It is not until after this
time period that a mosquito can
transmit the disease to people and
horses. Cats, dogs, and other ani-
mals can get the infection, but do
not show symptoms," Dr. Faries
said.
There are two vaccinations
available for horses. Recombitex
is a vaccine that should be admin-
istered yearly and another, Inno-
vator, twice a year. Although there
are currently no vaccinations for
people, there are plenty of ways
to lower your chances of contract-
ing the disease.
"Don't depend on the city to
fog out mosquitoes. Be proactive
when it comes to prevention,"
said Dr. Faries.
"I recommend controlling
stagnant water by getting rid of


junk laying around. Mosquitoes
reproduce in small containers of
water, such as cans, jars and pots.
Also, wear long clothes if you
must be outside during the hours
of dusk and dawn and use plenty
of mosquito repellant that con-
tains DEET."
The chances of infected people
or horses showing any symptoms
of the brain disease are only about
1 percent. It can take anywhere
from two weeks to six months
to die or recover. Of those horses
that do become sick, only about
30 percent will result in death,
Dr. Fairies said. Only 6 percent of
people who develop the disease
will die.
Symptoms are similar to that
of rabies. Depression, muscle
twitching, weak limbs, and walk-
ing problems are common. Hors-
es usually stand up by raising their
head, putting weight on the front
legs, and finally standing on all
four. When encephalitis is pres-
ent, the back legs are usually too


weak to put weight on, and the
horse ends up sitting like a dog,
Dr. Faries explained.
"You can't just assume the
diagnosis, though. If these symp-
toms are present, it might not
even be West Nile," said Dr. Faries.
"The horse could also have ra-
bies, Eastern equine encephalitis
or Western equine encephalitis.
Laboratory tests should be taken
to be sure which disease is pres-
ent."
West Nile made its first Ameri-
can appearance in 1999. After it
was diagnosed in sick flamingos
at a New York zoo, word spread
quickly that the disease in migra-
tory birds had crossed the Atlantic
Ocean. In only three years, West
Nile moved south and west and
made its first Texas exposure on
the west side of Houston in Katy.
Dr. Faries said that nearly a
decade after the initial scare, the
disease has now been found in 48
of the 50 states.


Community News


Homeowners
association meets
Pioneer Homeowners Asso-
ciation and Neighborhood Watch
meeting will be held every sec-
ond Monday of the month at 7
p.m. at the Pioneer Community
Center. Everyone is welcome and
invited to attend.

Volunteer position
available
A volunteer position available
as a Court appointed Juvenile Ar-
bitrator for the IWentieth Circuit
in LaBelle. The court is respon-
sible for imposing sanctions on
first time juvenile offenders. If
interested, please call (239) 458-
7088.


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

Stop the violence
services
The Hendry and Glades Do-
mestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence
and victim safety by providing
services, referrals and educa-
tion relating to the affects of do-
mestic/sexual violence in our
community. The meetings rotate


between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in
the council or for information
about meeting dates and times,
please call Abuse Council and
Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Extension
(REACT): (863) 674-1811, 8:30
a.m. until 5 p.m. to speak with an
advocate.

CREW seeks
donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties
is seeking donations of building
materials and supplies, includ-
ing lumber, nails and drywall, to
assist residents with repairs and
continued clean up efforts in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Donations, including mon-


etary contributions, are tax de-
ductible. For more information,
come by our office at 121 Central
Avenue rear entrance or email
CREWheadquarters@aol.com or
phone (863) 983-2390.

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


Courtesy photo/George Jameson/FWS
The Bald Eagle has come back from the edge of extinction
in 1963. It was taken off the endangered species list on June
28 after government biologists counted nearly 10,000 mating
pairs.


The Bald Eagle is back


By: Lorna Jablonski
INI Florida
The Bald Eagle, the symbol
of our nation since 1782, was
formally removed from the en-
dangered species list at a formal
ceremony held at the Jefferson
Memorial in Washington, D.C.
on June 28. At the same time the
announcement was being made,,
the Audubon of Florida freed its
330th rehabilitated Bald Eagle
into the sky over Ocala. The bird
that was released was a 6-year-
old female that was found on the
side of a road in Silver Springs.
She had a broken collar bone. Af-
ter six weeks of rest and care, she
was returned to the wild.
Secretary of the Interior
Dirk Kempthorne made the an-
nouncement that the bald eagle
was being removed from the En-
dangered Species List.
"Today I am proud to an-
nounce that the eagle has re-
turned," said Secretary Kemp-
thorne. "In 1963, the lower 48
states were home to barely 400
nesting pairs of Bald Eagles.
Today, after decades of conser-
vation effort, they are home to
some 10,000 nesting pairs, a 25-
fold increase in the last 40 years.
Based on its dramatic recovery,
it is my honor to announce that
Department of the Interior's de-
cision to remove the American
Bald Eagle from the Endangered
Species List."
Even though these magnifi-
cent birds have been removed
from the list, they will continue
to be protected by the Bald and
Golden Eagle Protection Act and
the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
These acts are federal laws that
prohibit the taking, killing, sell-
ing or otherwise harming eagles,
their nests or eggs.
"After years of careful study,
public comment and planning,
the Department of the Interior and
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
are confident in the future secu-
rity of the American Bald Eagle,"
stated Secretary Kempthorne.
"From this point forward, we will
work to ensure that the eagle nev-
er again needs the protection of
the Endangered Species Act."


"Today I am proud'
to announce that the


eagle has
In 1963, the


returned,.
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states were home to
barely 400 nesting
pairs oft:,Baldi iEagles.
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they are home to some
10,000 nesting pairs, a
25-fold increase in the
last 40 years. Based on
its dramatic recovery, it
is my honor to announce
that Department of the
Interior's decision to
remove the American
Bald Eagle from the
Endangered Species List."
- Dirk Kempthorne,
Secretary of the Interior

The Bald Eagle was first given
protection in 1940 under what
later became the Bald and Gold-
en Eagle Protection Act. As their
numbers declined, they were
given further protection under
the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. For
a time, their numbers stabilized.
But, following World War II, their
numbers once again began to
drop. The pesticide DDT was
blamed for a great deal of the
decline. The DDT accumulated
in eagles and caused them to lay
eggs with weakened shells, de-
stroying their population. In 1967
their numbers were so low that
they were placed on the original
Endangered Species Act and then
transferred to the new Act when
it went into law in 1973.
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these magnificent birds have
come back," stated Lynda White
of the Audubon of Florida. "Our
only concern is that people real-
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Cuban Tree frogs are an invasive threat locally


A giant species of tree frog
has colonized half the state and
is moving north. The invasive Cu-
ban tree frog has already become
a nuisance to homeowners and
utilities workers, and the am-
phibian may also threaten native
tree frog populations. Cuban tree
frogs can grow to more than six
inches in length. Usually creamy
white to light brown, they have
large eyes and rough skin. Their
skin is coated with a secretion
that irritates mucus membranes,
so you should not touch the ani-
mals with your bare hands.
Cuban tree frogs were intro-
duced to South Florida in the
early twentieth century, probably
via shipping crates from the frog's
native habitat, which includes
Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Cay-
man Islands. Today, breeding
populations exist across the Flori-
da peninsula as far north as Cedar
Key, Gainesville, and Jacksonville.
Individual frogs have been found
in the Florida Panhandle, Geor-
gia, and South Carolina.

Problems & Threats
Home Invasion
Cuban tree frog populations
are strongly established in South
and Central Florida. The frogs
have adapted well to residen-
tial areas and sometimes enter
homes via pipes and open doors.
They often turn up in toilets, one
of their favorite indoor hang-
outs.

'Power Outages
Cuban tree frogs also cause
problems for utility companies
and their customers. Because the
frogs like dark tight spaces, they
crawl into the transformer boxes
and power switches inside power
poles to look for food and shel-
ter. The frogs' bodies are large
enough to connect surfaces inside
,he electrical equipment. When
at least one surface contains an
electrical charge, the connection
creates a short-circuit, which can
cause blackouts and damage
equipment.
Frog-induced short-circuits
have been a problem since the
mid-1990s and now cause two
or three blackouts per week dur-
ing the spring and fall for one
Central Florida utility company.
A single incident can cost up to
$ 10, (. ifri i repairs. The company
has tried various methods of pro-
tecting their equipment--such as
installing insulated disks, tape,
and tubing--but has not yet found
a solution.
Native tree frog species do
not cause blackouts, probably
because they are too small to
contact surfaces that are widely
spaced apart.

Negative Impact of
Native Species
The establishment of Cuban
tree frogs in natural areas may
have a devastating effect on na-
tive frogs. Early research sug-
gests that Cuban tree frogs may
reduce native tree frog popula-
tions by competing with them
for food and shelter or by simply
devouring them. In one wooded
area, scientists set up PVC pipe
"homes" to attract tree frogs for
study. During one month, they
found over 150 Cuban tree frogs
and no native tree frogs.





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Cuban Tree frogs can grow to
as large as six inches in length
and are usually creamy white
too light brown. They have
large eyes and rough skin.
Their skin is coated with a
secretion that irritates mucos
membranes, so do not touch
them with your hands.

Ongoing Research
Scientists need more informa-
tion to help them better under-
stand the effects of an increas-
ing Cuban tree frog population.


Researchers from UF, the Uni-
versity of Tampa, and Biological
Research Associates--a Florida-
based consulting firm--will re-
move Cuban tree frogs from
wetlands in the Tampa area and
investigate the impact on native
species.
A commercial animal repel-
lent is currently being tested to
see if it will deter Cuban tree frogs
from electrical utilities. Initial re-
sults suggest the product does
repel the frogs, but further testing
is necessary to obtain conclusive
results.

What You Can Do
You can help manage this
invasive species in and around
your yard. Because Cuban tree
frogs eat native frogs and other
wildlife, it is important to manage
the population and reduce their,
negative impacts on our native
ecology and quality of life.

Reporting
Cuban tree frogs
If you find a Cuban tree frog
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Steve A. Johnson of the Univer-
sity of Florida. Include the county
where you saw the frog and a
street address of the location for
mapping purposes. When pos-
sible, please take a digital photo-
graph of the frog and include the
image as an attachment in your
e-mail message. This will allow
Dr. Johnson to positively identify
the frog and provide a confirmed
record for our archives.

Capture & Humane
Euthanization
One of the easiest ways to
protect native tree frogs is to cap-
ture and humanely euthanize Cu-
ban tree frogs that you find in or
around your home. Be very care-
ful to avoid euthanizing native
tree frogs by mistake. For help
with identifying tree frogs, e-mail
Dr. Steve A. Johnson or contact
your county Extension agent.

Catching Cuban
tree frogs by Hand
You can capture Cuban tree
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tic grocery bag as a glove. Ap-
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sively, and grasp it firmly using a
continuous, swift movement.

Collecting Frogs
in Pipes
You can also attract the frogs
to hiding places where they can
be easily captured and removed.
Place 3-foot long segments of
1 V2-inch diameter PVC pipe in
the ground around your home
and garden. After a few days or
weeks--depending on the weath-
er and frog population density--
frogs will show up in the pipes.
To remove a frog from a pipe,
pull the pipe out of the ground
and place a clear plastic bag over
one end. Insert a broom handle
or other "plunger" device in the
other end and scare the frog into
the bag. If you do not wish to
handle the frogs, contact your lo-
cal nuisance animal trapper.


Cuban tree frogs
After positively identifying
a frog as a Cuban tree frog, hu-
manely euthanize it using one of
two methods.
Place it in a plastic container
or bag and put it in the freezer for
at least one day. i
Apply benzocaine ointment--a
numbing agent used to treat skin
pain and itching--to the- fr6g's
back. Remember to use' gloves
when touching the frog. Name
brand and generic products are
available over-the-counter in
tubes or sprays.
When you are sure the frog
is dead, place it in a bag or other
sealed container and throw it
away. Do not throw live Cuban
tree frogs in the trash!
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publications:
Invasive Cuban tree frogs
threaten native wildlife, damage
utilities, by Tom Nordlie (IFAS
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The Cuban tree frog (Osteopi-
lus septentrionalis) in Florida, by
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Artifacts found at Lake Okeechobee


Recent drought made
discoveries possible

By Naji Tobias
Independent Newspapers
BELLE GLADE - For some-
one, whose primary goal for
Torry, Kramer and Ritta Islands
was to plant pond apple seeds
and restore the wildlife the way
it appeared over 100 years ago,
George "Boots" Boyer got a lot
more than he hoped for.
While reforestation is a noble
goal in and of itself, uncovering
centuries old artifacts is quite an-
other - a truly once-in-a-lifetime
experience.
Mr. Boyer made the rare find
about two months ago. In Belle
Glade, when Lake Okeechobee
saw its water levels at or near re-
cord lows, the exposed ground
that the water had been hiding
for so long revealed the treasures
for Mr. Boyer.
"Boots," who got his name at
the age of two from the rubber
boots that his father, Bill Boyer,
would wear - he would climb
them for fun - began his interest
in Lake Okeechobee at an early
age.
A lifelong resident of the
Glades, Mr. Boyer spent much of
time as a child camping and fish-
ing with his family at Torry and
Kramer Island. He got so good at
the job that, as a 16-year-old, he
caught catfish out of canals while
trudging in the water bare-foot.
He still didn't his lesson when
a catfish dug itself straight through
the center of his right foot, send-
ing him to the hospital - he kept
right on doing it as soon as he got
better.
Lake Okeechobee and Mr.
Boyer are inseparable.
Which makes his find that
much sweeter.
Sometime in the summer of
2001, Mr. Boyer found his first
artifact near Lake Okeechobee:
a small portion of what appeared
to be Indian pottery among old
bottles, an anchor and a steam
barge at the lake's bottom, about
a mile north of Torry Island. He
took his one-year-old son, Caleb,
along for the ride.
More recently, three months
ago, Mr. Boyer found human
bones, tools made out of deer
bones (including spearheads, ar-
rowheads and axes) and conch
shells fashioned for cutting and
other artifacts.
He also spotted what appeared
to be a wooden catfish boat from
the early 1900s.
On Sunday, May 27, Mr. Boyer
and Caleb, now 7 years old, were
about two miles south of Torry
Island planting apple seeds. They
found a site with 150 to 200 piec-
es of pottery dotting the area.
"Dad, what do we do?" asked
Caleb.
"We gotta notify the authori-
ties," replied Mr. Boyer.
"Daddy, how we gonna find it
again?"
"Go pick up a stick and put it
in the center of the mound," an-
swered Mr. Boyer.


V A


Submitted photo/Boots Boyer
Boots Boyer at one of the Indian village sites near Torry Island, where he found ancient arti-
facts on March 14.


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This arrow head was found on-site.


The 7-year-old marked the
spot and the two left after a catch-
ing a bucket full of bass.
When he returned two days
later with Christian Davenport, a
Palm Beach County archeologist,
the two found the spot, with Mr.
Davenport remarking how signifi-
cant the find was.
"He said that it was a great
find and a sure enough mound,"
said Mr. Boyer.
After careful study, the archae-
ologist determined that the pot-
tery and artifacts vwere dated be-
tween 1,000 and 2,000 years old.
Had it not been for the lower
lake levels brought on by the
current drought conditions, the
discovery may never have been
made. In prehistoric times, ex-
perts believe the lake may have
been as low as eight or nine feet


continuously, while, today, the
lake averages between 12 and 14
feet.
Mr. Boyer has a knack for find-
ing old things hidden in the lake.
Just recently, the unsuspecting
would-be museum curator found
the side of an old boat that is very
likely to be, according to archae-
ologists, anywhere between 150.
and 200 years old buried in the
soil.
Copper nails held the boat to-
gether.
"We thought that was amaz-
ing to find," said Mr. Boyer, whose
brother first spotted the piece of
the boat popping out from the
water.
"It's very exciting times for
me, being involved in all of these
different projects, from growing
pond apple trees to finding these


cool artifacts," said Mr. Boyer.
This year, Mr. Boyer has logged
time with the Arthur Marshall
Foundation in restoring the pond
apple trees near Torry Island. The
organization holds regular tree
plantings and invites volunteers
to join.
As of May 17, the Florida De-
partment of State's Bureau of
Archaeological Research, has
officially given Mr. Boyer the au-
thorization to protect the artifacts
and maintain a presence around
Ritta, Kramer and Torry Islands to
help prevent looting.
Removing artifacts or disturb-
ing such sites is prohibited by
law.
"It's our history," said Mr.
Boyer.
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persistent pattern of far below
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in yet another record low for
the 730-square-mile lake, which
serves as a primary backup water
supply to 5 million South Florid-
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Lake Okeechobee reached a new
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On average, Lake Okeechobee
and the District as a whole receive
about eight inches of rain during
the month of June; in June 2007,
the Lake received less than half
that. Meanwhile, highly localized
rainfall has favored coastal and
southern portions of the District,
where water levels are adequate
and excess rainfall cannot be cap-
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12 inches of rain in June, resulting


"The irony of the current water shortage is that the
lower east coast has been experiencing almost daily
rain, and now the district is working to balance the
very dry conditions and lack of rainfall over Lake
Okeechobee with the risks of local flooding in
coastal areas."
- Chip Merriam,
SFWMD's deputy executive director of water resources


in some localized flooding.
By far the largest body of water
in South Florida's water manage-
ment system, Lake Okeechobee
provides as much as 70 percent
of the dry season recharge for the
SFWMD's Lower East Coast Ser-
vice Area, which comprises Mon-
roe, Miami-Dade, Broward and
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CES celebrates school's end


Excited Central Elementary School kindergarten students enjoy riding the tricycles near the
end of the school year.


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Central Elementary School Principal Mrs. Springfield and the kindergarten teachers con-
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gloria Street, from 4 p.m. until 5
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that they will be playing bingo
on Thursday nights as opposed
to Monday nights. All are wel-
come to come and play; cash
prizes awarded. Proceeds also go
to helping local students obtain
scholarship opportunities. Early
birds start at 6:30 p.m. with regu-
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Last class
Second grade students at Central Elementary enjoy their
last RE. class of the school year !


Submitted photo/Don Munch

Popular game
Central Elementary third graders enjoy a game of field
hockey near the end of the school year. Field hockey was
a very popular sport among the students!


Submitted photo/Don Munch

Enjoyable moments
Happy Central Elementary School kindergarten students
gather together to enjoy recess at the end of the school
year!


Vehicle
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breathing rapidly as he spoke and
talked to an unknown person on
his cell phone, according to the
deputies' report.
One of the vehicles, a black
and tan 2006 Ford Expedition
came back stolen out of Hillsbor-
ough County. None of the other
vehicles was reported stolen.


The Hillsborough County
Sherriff Department was notified
of the recovery.
Leonardo Manuel Guerra, 38,
of Clewiston and Alejandro Ro-
driguez-Perez, 32, of Kissimmee,
were arrested and transported to
the Hendry County Jail.
The suspects face charges of
dealing in stolen property.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
lgonzalez@newszap.com.


Submitted photo/Don Munch

Kindergrads
Parents, families and
teachers welcomed kin-
dergarten students as the
students and teachers
enter the recent Central
Elementary kindergarten
graduation ceremony.


System
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of the siren, that won't be neces-
sary.
According to Assistant Chief


Program
Continued From Page 1
program is to reach each students'
unique talents and steer them
in the right direction, no matter
what the students' ultimate goal
may be in the career world.
Besides helping the youth bet-
ter themselves and prepare them
for the workforce environment,
TechBrige will assist them in job
placements.
This year, a new group of grad-
uates completed the program.
"We are proud to celebrate
the achievements of these stu-
dents during this programmatic
session," said Patrick Coleman,
training coach for the TechBridge
Youth Training Program.
Obtaining their GEDs this year
are: Candis Hagan of Labelle,
Leonardo Perez of Moore Haven,
Travis Wiseman of Clewiston,
Kimberly Notarrian of Clewiston,
Sophia Sobers of Clewiston, Jacob
Cisneros of Moore Haven, Aman-
da Torres of Clewiston, Katherine
Medina of Clewiston, and Melisa
Lara also from Clewiston.
Other honorees at the Thurs-
day, June 21 ceremony includ-
ed (For various certificates):
Lu'Quenique Angry Computer,
Sam Howard, Pedro Bruno, Mar-


Petersen, the siren can be heard
throughout a six-mile radius.
"Hopefully we won't have to
ever use it, but if we have to, we
would be able to alert our citi-
zens of imminent danger," said
Assistant Chief Petersen.


cus Moore, Evelyn Thompson,
Takeva McIntyre, and Shantoria
Pope.
Special recognition were also
given to two of the area busi-
nesses Burger King and Popeye's
Chicken for their continued sup-
port of the youth in their hiring
practices.
TechBridge Youth Training
Program is an open enrollment
program, so youths can begin at
any time. And the hours of the
program are very flexible because
the work is self-paced.
"I have found that my great-
est satisfaction comes when one
youth sets and attains a goal,
when practically everyone has
told them that they can't or won't
do it," Mr. Colman said.
"Just seeing the joy of self
achievement is enough to in-
spire anyone to continue to give
of themselves to touch just one
more young person," Mr. Cole-
man said.
For more information, call
Patrick Coleman, career coach at
(863) 983-1300.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


Crash
Continued From Page 1
cal examiner's office relied on
DNA samples to identify the vic-
tims involved in the fiery crash.
Due to the extent of the fire, it
is uncertain whether the victims
in the van involved were wearing
their seat belts at the time of the
crash. Officials have determined
that the driver of the Camaro was
wearing his seatbelt.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez can be
reached at igonzalez@newszap.com.


It is an essential tool, she said.
"At this time, this is the only
emergency warning system that
we have in place," said Mrs. Peter-
son. "We are working to upgrade
our telephone system with the
reverse 911 for the near future,"


she added.
"Now that the system is in
place, I feel more comfortable,"
said Assistant Chief Petersen.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be.reached at
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Recess final
Smiling Central Elementary kindergarten students enjoy
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Heartfelt goodbye
Mr. Gordon Swaggerty, Assistant Superintendent of
Schools, congratulates Mrs. Sandra Morrell on her retire-
ment, after more than 29 years of service with the Hendry
County School District. Thank you, Mrs. Morrell.


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By Naji Tobias
The Sun
BELLE GLADE - When the
local Big Lake Track Club season
began two months ago, there
were approximately 70 athletes
who competed with the track
team.
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who made it to the nationals:
7-year-old Derisha Fraser,
who was in the Primary Divi-
sion, placed first in the 100 meter
race at 15.35 seconds and placed
third in the 200 meter race at 32.4
seconds. According to Roosevelt
Blackmon, the head coach, Deri-
sha will be the only girl who will
compete in the national meet.
9-year-old Derrick Fraser, from
the Sub-bantam Division, placed
fourth in the long jump at 12 feet,
3 inches.
In the Midget Division, 12-year-
old Lloyd Howard placed second
in the 100 meter race at 12.79
seconds and placed second in the
200 meter race at 25.7 seconds.
The 4x100 relay team, con-
sisting of 13-year-old William
Ligthley and 14-year olds Courtry
Parker, Donkevious Johnson and
Daniel Theridor, placed fourth in
the state meet at 48.9 seconds.
According to Louis Butts, an
assistant coach for the team and
longtime Amateur Athletic Union
(AAU) track coach, the top four
finishers in the state meet make it
to the national competition.
For Henrietta Fraser, the moth-
er of both Derisha and Derrick,
the idea of her children taking
part in the national meet seems
hard to believe.
"Ever since I found out my
two children made the nation-
als, I haven't been able to sleep


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At a practice held at the Glades Central High School track on Thursday, June 28, Derrick
Fraser, who will be competing in the long jump event at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)
national junior championships in Knoxville, Tenn., is practicing for the competition.


much," said Ms. Fraser. "I want to
be at the nationals with my chil-
dren in Knoxville. My kids want
me to be there to support them."
Watching her children com-
pete at all of this season's meets
so far, Ms. Fraser said she knew
that Derisha and Derrick were
athletes but did not know prior
to this season that they were this
good.
From Ms. Fraser's accounts,
her two children got her out of
the bed one Saturday morning,
telling her that the track team was
practicing.
"Then, I got into the car, took
the kids to the Glades Central
track and met with Coach Butts
and Coach Blackmon," said Ms.
Fraser. "I told the coaches that
both children are athletic just
before they signed on with the
team."
According to the two coaches,
they immediately saw that Deri-
sha and Derrick were exceptional


athletes.
It has now paid off for both De;
risha and Derrick, as they look to
win gold medals in their events.
Over the last three years, ac-
cording to Coach Butts, Lloyd's
times have improved after every
meet. Lloyd has run track under
the tutelage of the longtime AAU
coach for the last three years, be-
ginning at the Sub-bantam Divi-
sion for 9-year-olds, followed by
the Sub-midget Division, a 10-
year-old division and now, the
Midget Division.
"Lloyd has tremendously im-
proved over the last three years,"
said Coach Butts. "When he
gets to become a Glades Central
Raider track star in high school,
I predict that he will be a state
championship-winning runner in
the 100 and 200 meter events."
Coach Blackmon said that he
is proud of the kids who qualified
for the national competition.
Coach Butts agreed, adding


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that the athletes could achieve
success in the national champi-
onship meet.
"Overall, they could go to the
national meet and bring home
some medals," said Coach Butts.
Like a teacher grading his
students, - Coach Blackmon is
a Physical Education teacher at
Gladeview Elementary School
- the coach doled out his final
verdict on the season.
"I would grade the season a
B-plus," said Coach Blackmon.
"There's always room for im-
provement, even though I was
pleased with every effort each
athlete gave throughout the sea-
son. I understand Rome wasn't
built in a day, so I am patient with
the athletes."
Coach Butts said that without
support, this season wouldn't
have been possible.
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Clewiston Belle All-Stars after they secured the 2007 District
Championship.


By Patty Brant
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CLEWISTON - Both the Clew-
iston Dixie League Belles and
Pony Tail Division All-Star teams
can claim the 2007 district cham-
pionship titles. The girls breezed
through the double-elimination
series with two wins over LaBelle
last week in Clewiston.
Katie Whidden pitched in the
first game with DeeAndra Trot-
tie as the catcher. Katie pitched
a no-hitter with the help of her
defense, which only gave up two
runs due to errors.
The June 20 game was called
due to lightning and the series
finished with a second win for
Clewiston June 21 with a score of
12-10. LaBelle battled back in the
last four innings of the game but
just couldn't get it done. Game
balls went to DeeAndra Trottie
for hustle behind the plate, great
plays and batting. Christina San-
doval got a game ball for leader-
ship and performance. Zoe Perry
got a game ball for the 'save' at
pitcher as well as performance.
Katie Whidden was voted MVP
by the coaching staff for pitching,
leadership and performance.
In addition, coaches got game
balls for contributions at practices
and games.
Coach Whidden promised the
girls a week off before they begin
preparing to travel to Sneads, July
5-9, for the State Tournament.
After a rough beginning, the
LaBelle team rallied to a 12-10
finish. The team played with .one
12-year-old, Whitley Byrd, who
was moved up to the Belles, 15


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"Don't depend on the city to
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Clewiston Dixie League Belles (blue uniforms), front row from left Destiny (team manag-
er), Janeria Hatcher, Laura Romero, Whitney Irey, DeeAndra Trottie, Lucy Cortez. Back row:
Bonnie Cortez, Zoe Perry, Amiee Young, Katie Whidden, Christina Sandoval. The 2007 La-
Belle Dixie League Belle's All Star roster included (red uniforms): Lizi Aviles, Brittany Bal-
lard, Courtney Bancroft, Elizabeth Burns, Whitley Byrd, Nikki Davis, Brianna Pascher, Casey
Penna, Meaghan Raulerson, Alexis Saucedo, Kindall Tindall and Haley Walker. Coaches are
Raymond Marroquin, Bob Burns and Anthony Pascher.


years old and under, for the All
Star games.
The four Pony Tail Division
teams, ages 11-12, also played
for the right to go to state. The
Sebring team was invited to play
since they have no other teams in
their district.
The first night of play saw
Clewiston beat Moore Haven and
LaBelle'beat Sebring. In the fol-
lowing games Sebring beat Moore
Haven, forcing them out of the
double-elimination tournament,
and Clewiston. beat LaBelle. The


LaBelle girls won the Sportsman-
ship award. Kendall Tindall put in
a strong performance, and other
young players stepped up to give
Clewiston a good game.
On Friday night, Sebring best-
ed LaBelle, then fell to Clewiston
on Saturday.
Although Clewiston won the
championship, the team will not
be going to the state meet in the
Pony Tail Division. Sebring will
also not be able to go, leaving
LaBelle All Stars to represent the
area at state.


The girls are doing some seri-
ous fundraising in order to go to
the state playoffs, representing
the entire area including: LaBelle,
Immokalee, Clewiston, Moore
Haven and Sebring. Any donation
you could make will be much
appreciated and help them pro-
vide water, Gatorade, ice, fruit,
snacks, meals and room accom-
modations.
The team is planning a car
wash at Nationwide Insurance,
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June 30.


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Tennis park receives improvements grant Sports News in Brief


CLEWISTON - USTA (United
States Tennis Association) Florida
has awarded three Public Facil-
ity Funding Grants totaling over
$6,000 to support the renovation
of tennis courts in Kissimmee,
Clewiston and Miami. The City of
Kissimmee Parks and Recreation
Department received $2,500 to
renovate tennis courts at Oak
Park Community Center; the
Clewiston Community Tennis As-
sociation (CCTA) received $2,487
to improve tennis courts at Clew-
iston Tennis Park; and the Boys
& Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade,
Inc. received a matching grant of
$1,250 to restore tennis courts at
Hank Kline.


"USTA Florida is thrilled to be able to assist these
three worthy organizations with funding for tennis
court renovations."
- Linda Curtis,
USTA Florida Director of Community Development.


With acquisition of the USTA
Florida grant, the City of Kissim-
mee Parks and Recreation De-
partment will have 10 fully func-
tioning tennis courts. The grant
money will allow them to resur-
face two unused tennis courts,
remove tree roots from under-
ground and place windscreens at
the end of all 10 tennis courts at
the Oak Park Community Center.


Submitted photo/AI Perry
District Champs
The Clewiston girls were undefeated in the tournament
defeating teams from Moore Haven, Labelle and Sebring.
In the front row are, Kelsie Moore, Courtney Bain, Brook
Flynn, Mandi Perry, Kiana Hardy and Olivia Rivera. Team
members in the middle row are, Brenda. Reyna Morgan
Jones and Sydney Duckstein. The back row members
include (Coaches) Jesus Rivera, Arnold Moore, George
Duckstein and Al Perry.


The center is always buzzing with
players because it currently has
15 tennis programs operating at
the facility, including First Swings,
Teen Tennis, Ralleyball, USTA Jr.
Team Tennis and Adult Begin-
ner, Intermediate and Advanced
classes. The addition of two more
functional courts will allow the
city to increase league participa-
tion and add more tournaments
to the calendar.
The Clewiston Community
Tennis Association will use its
grant money to make the Clewis-
ton Tennis Park more user-friend-
ly, creating an attractive venue
for playing and watching tennis
matches. Currently, the facility
has no shaded area, no perma-
nent seating and no central gath-
ering point around the courts for
players to mingle before and after
matches. The goal of the Clew-
iston Community Tennis Associa-
tion and the City of Clewiston is
to construct aluminum bleach-
ers, tables, landscaping, signage,
walkways, an all-weather bulletin
board, windscreens and a patio
area which will encourage new
players to get involved in the sport
of tennis and draw more people
to participate in tennis as a life-
time sport.
The six court tennis facility
is open for public use 24/7 and
serves as the "home court" for the
local high school boys and girls
tennis team and is used for USTA
sanctioned and non-sanctioned
youth and adult tournaments,


plus instructional programs. This
is the first public facility grant for
the CCTA.
"We are wonderfully surprised
that we were approved for the
grant from USTA Florida," said
Tim Allen, Secretary/Treasurer of
CCTA. "The City of Clewiston is
pleased that the Community Ten-
nis Association was able to help
them bring in the grant.'
The goal is to complete the
project by Oct 20, the date of the
Clewiston Fall Super Series (BG
10-14).
In 1995, two tennis courts
were constructed at the Hank
Kline Tennis Courts for the Boys
and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade,
Inc. After 12 years, it is time the
courts get a facelift. The $1,250
grant, along with matching funds
of $1,250 from the USTA, will help
the organization fix large cracks
and patch-up run down areas,
as well as coat the tennis courts
with a four coat all acrylic resur-
face/color system. The Boys &
Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Inc.
opens its doors to children of all
races and ethnicities and helps at-
risk youth by providing them with
structure, fun activities, sports and
leadership skills to keep them
away from illegal activities. The
newly renovated tennis courts will
no doubt draw greater interest in
tennis and provide the kids with
high quality competitive surfaces.
"USTA Florida is thrilled to be
able to assist these three worthy
organizations with funding for ten-
nis court renovations," said Linda
Curtis, USTA Florida Director of
Community Development. "We
look forward to hearing about the
growth of tennis on the courts."
.All tennis improvements
should be completed no later
than Sept. 30.


Softball
summer clinic
The Clewiston High School
will be holding a summer clinic
July 14, for children ages 9 to 16.
The program will be held from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sugarland Park.
The fee is $50, a lunch and a T-
shirt will be provided. St. Thomas
University coach and players will
run the camp.
For more information, contact
Melissa Whitehead at (863) 983-
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and July 1, for a two day bass fish-
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more information, please contact
David at: (863) 946-3100.
Coast Guard
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calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
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receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
Bass Busters
announces tourney
Bass Busters has announced
its dates scheduled for the 2007
fishing tournament season in-
cluding the Elite Tournament Se-.
ries - Silver and Gold Divisions;
a Championship Tournament;
Superbucks Tournament, an end
of the year tournament that guar-
antees $10,000 to the first prize
winner and the annual Toys for
Kids fishing tourney event to be
held in Dec. 2007. All Bass Busters,
tournaments are held in Clewis-
ton, with tournament times from
safelight until 3 p.m.
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Simple things



can mean much


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church, Clewiston
The kids have gone to bed,
and now I have a chance to sit
down and write my article. No,
we are not at home, and the kids
are not my kids. We are at a spe-
cial place. My wife calls it a taste
of heaven on
earth - a place
where you can
experience .
unconditional .-
love and full ac-
ceptance - even
if you are not ,
perfect and all-
together. John
It's called Hicks
Camp Pioneer, a special camp
experience for mentally chal-
lenged individuals that occurs
the last week of June every year.
Set up about eighteen years ago,
individuals from around the state
volunteer to give up one week of
their lives to be a "buddy" to a
mentally challenged individual.
These special buddies spend
their week helping their camp-
ers have a wonderful week of
camp activities including crafts,
Bible studies, and family fellow-
ship activities with other camp-
ers.
The tragic part is that the
number of campers is limited
to the number of volunteer bud-
dies, and there is always a wait-
ing list. The blessing is that most
of those campers who are able
to come have one of the best
experiences of their year at the
camp. As a matter of fact, sev-
eral started packing in March for
the June camp. It's that impor-
tant in their lives.
It is also important in the lives
of their family or caretakers.
One set of parents shared that
they had not had a break from
care-taking for 35 years before
their "child" started coming to
Camp Pioneer. Another mother
shared with tears in her eyes,


"Thank you so much for having
this camp." It's hard to explain
to them that I was the one who
felt blessed. Without exception,
those of us who serve as bud-
dies receive more that we give.
During the week, we have Bi-
ble studies, chapel time, swim-
ming, camp games, crafts, and
lots of fun. But what is really
special is the love freely shared.
It doesn't matter whether you
are tall, short, big, small, red or
yellow, black or white, or even
green or' purple; you are freely
accepted and seen as something
special. Would that we could do
that everywhere!
Many times we take the sim-
ple things for granted. I cook all
the time. You should have seen
the joy they had preparing ba-
nana pudding, pigs in a blanket,
and fruit kabobs. I would never
have imagined so much ecstasy
over something so simple. Last,
year, on a whim, I took a num-
ber of campers away from build-
ings, and people, and let them
drive the camp golf cart. I didn't
realize how much that five min-
utes of driving meant to some
of the campers. Several shared
that that was the high point of
their week, and were still talking
about it this year.. Many times
it is the little things we do that
make the most difference in the
lives of those around us - things
that we often take for granted!
Who knows how much that
five minute sacrifice out of our
time will mean to those we reach
out to? Who knows how much
God will use the little things we
do to make a big difference?
Simple things can mean much
and make all the difference in
the world.
And if you happen to have a
week you can share at the end
of June next year, I invite you to
join in the Camp Pioneer expe-
rience. I guarantee it will be a,
week that will bless your life in
ways you never imagined.


Seeing and believing how things are


By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
I used to have someone very
special in my life who shared
my plans for the future. We
talked about marriage and she
had many wonderful qualities
that I admired. As always, there
were some
times when
we disagreed.
She would say,
"That's not really '
you!" when we
didn't get along
or argued about .
something. I
thought to my- Samuel S.
self"Ohyes it is!" Thomas
and wondered
why that part of me wasn't seen.
She told me one day of visiting a
quiet spot in the woods and knew
that I'd find it perfect too. When I
saw it, it was overrun with bugs,
hot and muggy and the last place
I wanted to spend any time. We
saw things differently, but my way
of seeing them for me was really
"me." Likewise, her way of see-


ing things for her was really "her"
too.
Later, I ran into people who
failed to see a partner or loved
one as they really are-and have
known of the difficulties it some-
times causes them. We want to
believe the best about people
and want them to believe the best
about us, but it is not always the
way things are in reality. If I have
a good grasp on reality, I under-
stand the differences between
how my friends and I feel about
things and can take these differ-
ences into account.
Lots of unhappiness comes
from finding out that we are
wrong when we believed our
friends and loved ones agreed
with us, were like us, thought as
we did - only to find out it wasn't
so at all. Happiness with anyone
is related to seeing them as they
really are and letting them see us
as we really are, too. It can make a
difference in a marriage, in friend-
ships, on the job, in our organiza-
tions, in social settings; wherever
we relate to others. When there is
a "disconnect" between who we
are and what we want people to


believe, it usually shows up in our
actions.
Brutality doesn't belong in a
world of those whom we want
to believe are kind and love us,
invulnerability doesn't belong in
our relationships with those who
say they love us, secrecy doesn't
fit with those who say they trust
us. As always, actions speak loud-
er than words and where there is
a difference I look to the actions
to speak the loudest.
There is a moment when Je-
sus is telling about what is going
to happen to Him. He explains to
His disciples that He must go to
Jerusalem and suffer many things
at the hands of the elders, chief
priests and teachers of the law
and that He must be killed, and
on the third day raised to life (Mat-
thew 16:21). Peter took Him aside
and began to rebuke Him "Never,
Lord!" he said, "This shall never
happen to you! (v.22)" Jesus then
turned to Peter and said, "Get be-
hind me, Satan. You are a stum-
bling block to me; you do not
have in mind the things of God,
but the'things of men. (v.23)."
That was a rather sharp rebuke!


There it was though, the discon-
nect between what Peter would
have liked and what was actually
meant to happen. Peter didn't see
the Lord as He actually was and it
blocked his relationship and place
in what God had intended.
Getting it right is very impor-
tant in all of our lives; seeing what
is really going on around us, see-
ing others as they really are, be-
ing truthful ourselves in our pre-
sentation of self and being who
we are. Some of the happiest
people I know aren't perfect, but
they're honest about themselves
and are willing to accept their
shortcomings instead of trying to
cover them up. They don't delude
themselves or others by acting
one way part of the time and an-
other way the rest of the time, or
pretending to be other than who
they really are.
They don't see the world with
undying optimism, but try to see
it as it actually is without losing
faith or becoming bitter. They are
in touch with reality and are great
to be around. I try to be like them
- hope you do, too.


July 4th - It is 'One nation under God'


By Jackie Miller, minister
First Christian Church, Clewiston
Historical revisionists *have
for a long time tried to deny or
obscure the fact that our nation
was founded upon a belief in
God. These quotations are proof
that our forefathers, including the
framers of the Constitution, never
intended a separation of GOD
and STATE.
1620 - The Mayflower Com-
pact - "In the name of God, Amen,
Having undertaken for the Glory
of God and advancement of the
Christian faith...do solemnly and
mutually in the presence of God*
covenant and combine ourselves
together..."
1643 - Constitution of the New
England Confederation - "Where-
as we all come into these parts of
America with one and the same
end and aim, namely to advance
the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus
Christ and to enjoy the Liberties of


the Gospel in purity with peace."
1681 - William Penn - "If you
are not governed by God, you will
be ruled by tyrants."
1752 - Liberty Bell - "Leviticus
25:10: Proclaim Liberty thru all
the land and to all the in land and
to all he inhabitants thereof.'"
1772 - Samuel Adams - "The
rights of the Colonists as Chris-
tians...may be best understood
by reading and carefully studying
the institution of the great Law
Giver and Head of the Christian
Church, which are to be found
clearly written and promulgated
in the New Testament."
1776 - Declaration of Indepen-
dence - "...The laws of Nature
and of Nature's God... that all
men are created equal, that they
are endowed by their Creator
with certain inalienable rights...
appealing to the Supreme Judge
of the world for the rectitude of
our 'intentions...with a firm reli-


ance on the protection of Divine
Providence..."
1787 - Benjamin Franklin
- "Here is my creed. I believe in
one God, the creator of the Uni-
verse. That he governs it by His
Providence. That he ought to be
worshipped. "In the Constitution
Convention: "I have lived, Sir, a
long time, and the longer I live,
the more convincing proofs I see
of this truth...that God governs in
the affairs of men. And if a spar-
row cannot fall to the ground
without His notice, is it probable
that an empire can rise without
His aid?"
1787 Alexander Hamilton
- Soon after the Constitutional
Convention: "For my own part,
I sincerely esteem it a system
which without the finger of God,
ever could have been suggested
and agreed upon by such a diver-
sity of interests."


1789 - George Washington,
Thanksgiving Day Proclamation
- "Whereas it is the duty of all na-
tions to acknowledge the provi-
dence of Almighty God, to obey
His will, to be grateful for His
benefits, and humbly to implore
His protection, aid and favors...
Now therefore do I assign and
recommend Thursday, the 26th
day of November next...that we
may then all unite in rendering
unto Him our sincere and hum-
ble thanks for His people of this
country, and for all the great and
various favors which He has been
pleased to confer upon us."
1820 -Daniel Webster in Plym-
outh, Massachusetts -"...more
than all, a government and a
country were to commence, with
the Divine Light of the Christian
Religion...Who would wish that
his country's existence had other-
wiseQbegun? Let us not forget the
religious character of our origin."


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tion, 3102 N. Habana Ave.,
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(813)872-0722.





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$10 IS ALL THAT STANDS
BETWEEN YOU AND A GREAT
JOB WITH AVON!!
Call Gwen (863)228-5099
LIVE IN NANNY/HOUSEKEEP-
ER- Needed in Orlando area
to help loving family
(407)914-3472 Joanne


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Ful ie 121


DRIVER/ WAREHOUSE
PERSON NEEDED:
CDL Class B Driving License
& Endorsements Required.
Must have clean driving
record. Good benefit pack-
age. Vacation & Holiday
Pay. Drug Free Work Place.
Starting Pay $12.50/HR.
50 Hr. Week-Overtime Pay.
CALL (239) 657-3168 &
Ask for Chuck Cox
or Apply in person at:
UNITED AGRI PRODUCTS
116 Jerome Drive,
Immokalee, FL

Help Wanted for Cemetery
and General Maint Tech.
Need experience operating
backhoe. Class A CDL a plus,
but not required.
Apply at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, Hwy 80, LaBelle.
(863)675-2125
LICENSED IRRIGATION
SPECIALIST
For Commercial & Residential
With 3+ years experience. Job
location: Big Cypress Semi-
nole Indian Reservation. Call
Cliff at (954)445-2505 or
Linda at (954)605-7036

POST ,
OFFICE ,
NOW .
HIRING




Paid Triing. Vacations, PTIFT.
1-800-584-1775
USWA

SEMINOLE TRIBE
OF FLORIDA
ELECTRICIAN HELPER
Assist Electrician in installa-
tion, repair, and maintenance
of electrical wiring fixtures.
2yrs in the electrical trade
required. Email:
kabienaime@lsemtribe.com
Fax: 954-967-3477


Telephone Administrator
Position in Correctional facility.
Full Time. Duties include re-
sponding to inmate correspon-
dence & troubleshooting basic
telephone problems. Prior exp.
or training preferred. Must
pass federal criminal back-
ground check & drug test.
Please email resumes to:
austinresume@kricket.
net._



Exciting Opporhmnities
AwaitYouat...
Glades General
Hospital
Friendly Atmosphere &Relaxing Commute.


Telemetry .... FT, 8P-8A & 8A-8P
ER ........... FT, 8P-8A & 8A-8P
OB .FT, PT & PRN, 8A-8P & 8P-8A


CNA.ER_.:
Must have FLlicense and at
one year experience, computer
skills, knowledgeable of med-
ical terminology, great phone
and customer service skills.
Requires CPR certification.
DIETITIAN:
Must be a RD or LD. BS degree
in Nutrition Dietetics, 2 yrs exp.
Full Time Position.
HOUSEKEEPER:
Req: Must have at least one
year in housekeeping exp. and
be able to read and speak
English. Position is PRN.
INPATIENT CODER:
Must be certifed as a CCS. Must
speak and comprehend fluent
English. Minimum five yrs. inpaient
coding in an acute care facility. Full
Time Position with flexible hours.
MAINTENANCE MECHANIC:
req. Knowledge of plumbing, elec-
trical, carpentry, painting, etc.
Preferably at least 2 years of work-
ing in a hospital or equivalent sur-
roundings. Position is Full Time 8A-
4:30P
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST:
Current Fla. fcense n 4-5 laboratory
areasaasan Mr MLT Previcoushos-
paitaaboray exp. preftened. PT &
PRN, Flaie hs
NURSE PRACTITIONER:
FL licd NP w/1-2 yrs exp. Ability
to examine & treat patents inde-
pendently & in collaboration
w/other health care profls.
Performs assessment, diagnosis
& treatment of hospitalized adults
& children. Must be familiar
w/vadety of the field's concepts,
practices & procedures. May
lead & direct work of others.
Comp Salary & Exc Benefits.
PHARMACIST:
Fl. license, min. 2 yrs hospital
exp., Experience with pharmaco-
kinetics, renal adjustment, MUE,
unit inspections & clinical service,
posses excellent communication,
customer service, & computer
skills. Requires weekends. FT &
PRN position, 7:30a-4:00p

Competitive Pay & Excellent
Benefits
Resume, Fax (561) 993-5627
Email: jaustin@gladesgeneral.org
or apply at
f? 1201 S. Main St.,
Belle Glade, FL
33430
DFWP/EOF/M/F


NEW PAY RATES
SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL
NURSE SUPERVISOR
Nurses, LPN, RN
FT Days
CNA'S 3-11 & 11-7
BENEFITS


IGlades Health Care Center
230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, FL 33476
561-924-5561


Florida Community Health
Centers in Pahokee,FL
has the following posi-
tions available:
LPN- Team Leader- 2 yrs
supervisory exp. needed
and current FL LPN Lic.
Medical Asst & Lab Tech.-
Each must have min 1 yr
exp.
Outreach Worker- Exp. in
community services req'd.
MA exp pref'd.
Front Office - Computer and
medical records exp.
needed.
Bilingual pref'd. Competitive
salary and excellent bene-
fits. Apply at Fl Commu-
nity Health Centers, 315
South W. C. Owen Ave,
Clewiston, FL, or fax
resume to (561)844-1013,
hr@fchcinc.org.
EOE/DFWP



The GEO Group, Inc.

RN's & LPN's
NEEDED
The GEO Group
a worldwide leader in
privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging &
exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER:
Top Pay, Medical, Dental,
Vision, Short-term Disability,
401K, Paid Vacation
& Holidays
THE GEO GROUP INC.
South Bay Correctional
Facility, 600 US Hwy., 27,
South, South Bay, FL 33493
Email: vharrell@
thegeogroupinc.com
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H





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(800)635-8669.
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training program. Backhoes,
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job placement. Start digging
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(866)362-6497 or
888)707-6886
Driver- CLASS-A CDL DRIV-
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Great Benefits; Premium Pay
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Driver: DON'T JUST START
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RIGHT! Company Sponsored
CDL training in 3 weeks.
Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui-
tion reimbursement! CRST
(866)917-2778.
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay, new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2
years experience.


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The Seminole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace


Hands-On Lead Foremen Re-
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Nationwide Travel - Road *No Experience Ni
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and OT Get your exam guide at home for online Internet
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Our top driver made $54,780 GREAT STARTER BUSINESS
in 2006 running our Florida Seller provides license,
region. Home weekly and training, will do repairs with
during the week! Blue percent to buyer. Easy to run!
Cross/Blue Shield! 1 Year Vikki Wagenblast
OTR experience required. (561)222-0499
HEARTLAND EXPRESS APEX Business Brokers
(800)441-4953.
Part-time, home-based Inter- S rUvic
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Child Care Needed 410
r, ,a Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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Opportunities 305 I / l
Money Lenders 310 Src
Tax Preparation 315
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surance/401K
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dge Chrysler Jeep
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and good looks. TAis
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from standard pine and fir
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It measures about 38 inclfes
tall by 39 inches deep.
Adirondack Chair plan
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"WIlere It 'syAfl out getting LPN I or II (FT,PT, Perdlem)
FL LPN Lic. & IV Certi. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Full time - ER RN III Staff/Supervisor
Valid FL lic. Min 3 yrs exp., ACLS, PALS req.
Perdlem - RN Nursing Supervisor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge
or supervisory status. ACLS PALS req.
Per Diem- C.N.A or C.N.A Monitor Tech
Must possess valid C.NA Cert. and exp. monitoring dytAm recognition.
Full time - Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/at least I yr. exp in area of expertise.
Full time- CT/Radlologlc Technologist
Attended a IRCERT school, must be ARRT registered
with a valid FL License to practice Radiologic
Technology. Must have at least 2 years CT exp.
Full time - Office Manager (LaBelle Clinic)
Candidate should have a minimum of 3 yrs medical
office management exp in a physician's office. Position
requires skill in developing and maintaining effective
relationships with medical and administrative staff,
patients, and public.
Full time- Materials Specialist
Previous retail and computer exp pref. Must possess a
valid FL Driver's License.
Full time- Patient Acct Representative
Three plus years in a hospital or medical office setting pref.
Knowledge of third party reimbursements and co-pays pref.
Full time- Cardlopulmonary Director
Current state licensed as an RCP. Must be a current
RRT or become registered within I yr. Prior superviso-
ry exp pref, knowledge of MS office products. BLS &
ACLS must be completed within I yr of hire.
Per diem - Staff Typist
General derical exp pref. Must be proficient in the use of MS Word.
(Fex hours, flex schedule).
mv hcndryreglonal.or&
Phone 863-902-3079 or F rsum to 863-983-0805
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46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston







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Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books& Magazines535
Children Items 555







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Crafts/Supplies .585
Cruises 590
Drapes, lines Equ Fabrics 595



Fireplace Fixtre 600
Hil, rewood ET 605




Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625



Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
,Luggage 645


Office Supplies/
equipment 665
Services 6 70
Photography 675



Plumbing Supplies 680
PoolE & Supplies 685
Restaurant 6


Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
rools 725
. ys & Games 730
.CRs 735
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.$500. (863)227-4417 ask
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SR 78NW STEEL BUILDINGS: 40x60x12
n FL 33471 NOW $8990 REG. $17,000.
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NOW $24,980 REG 42,000.
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buy direct from manufactur-
er, 20 colors in stock with all
irolLp, I .. accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available..
352)498-0778 Toll free
group Inc. 888)393-0335 code 24.
3r p, r iv 1c. cwww.GulfCoastSupply.com.
privatized corrections SHOWER STALL- Fiberglass,
Never installed, w/vanity &
INCLUDE: sink. $150. Will separate.
ON, LIFE, DEPENDENT (561)371-1027
401K RETIREMENT

CONVERTIBLE CRIB- With
FFICERS mattress. Graco Bounce &
Toddler bed. Good cond.
$185. Will sep. 863-673-2726
UCTOR LG ROCKING HORSE- with
sound, good condition, $60
SE INSTRUCTOR or best offer (863)824-2696
SE/LEARNING after 7pm
SE/LEARNING PLAYPEN, In new shape w/
add on diaper changer. Only
used 2x's. Fold & Go type.
$60 neg. (863)509-8152
TODDLER BED- Babcock,
wood, mission style. Like
RECTIONAL FACILITY new w/toddler mattress.
SR 78NW ,$60 firm. (772)263-1178
n, FL 33471
946-2420
46-2487 JACKET: Harley Davidson Du-
rango, leather, exc cond, like
nity Employer new, never worn, women's
D/V sm. $300. 863-673-0980


AUTOGRAPHED & JERSEY
ROCKER, $100 CARDS- Football, Basketball
(863)634-0888 & baseball, $2000 neg.
WANTED: FLORIDA ART (239)398-2628
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson DOLL- Cabbage Patch, '1984,
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E. Good condition. $50.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair, (863)801-4949
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567 C t

DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
COMMERCIAL FREEZER- 2dr, tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
reach in, good for ice stor- board, mouse & speakers.
age, glass doors, $1500 $225. (863)517-2782 Tony
(863)673-0920 LAPTOP- (2) Dell, Good
REFRIGERATOR- Sears, 19.4 shape, loaded, $600 for both
cu ft, frost free, side by side, or will sell separate
green, good cond., $75 (863)674-0212
(863)763-1361 . SONY LAPTOP VAIO- PCG-
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER FXA47 AMD Athlon 4 pro-
Whirlpool, side by side, cessor. Trade Apple laptop
w/ice maker, good cond. or $650 (772)461-8822
$250 (863)467-8294
STOVE- Whirlpool, asking $75 M E =
(863)675-0969
(863)675-0969KILN- Paragon ceramic, Good
UPRIGHT FREEZER, 20 cu. ft.,. condition. $200.
frost free, with lock. $250 or (863)675-0550 LaBelle
best offer. (863)467-5360
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore,
5 mos old, asking $500 for
the pair (863)697-1401 BRASS TOP COFFEE TABLE-
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore, 30", asking $45
70/80 series, 1 yr old. Like (863)675-0300 La Belle
new with 2 yr warranty BUNK BED- wooden, like new
$700. Neg. (720)284-4018 condition, . $250
WASHER- Kenmore & Maytag (863)983-4940
dryer. Full size, Like new. BUNK BEDS, Pine, great con-
$225. (561)371-1027 edition, with mattresses. $150
WASHER/DRYER- Crosley, (239)842-0040
Heavy duty, Very good con- CANOPY BED SUITE- Twin sz,
edition. $150. or best offer incld mirrored dresser, night
Call Jim (863)763-3173 stand, desk book case.
$350. (863)763-0669
WASHER/DRYER- Stackable, (6)3-0
Apt. size, Like new. Asking CHINA CABINET- (2) white
$350. or best offer. Call gold trim, glass doors, very
Rose @ (772)419-8370 good cond. $200 for both
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WASHERS & DRYERS (561)790-6589
STACK UNITS CHIN CABINET- dark wood,
$95 & up, Up to 1 yr warranty asking $125 (863)467-6088
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES COMPUTER DESK- Large,
(239)694-0778 Corner, With Hutch & lots of
- space for "Stuff". Gently used.
$75. (863)357-0060


COUCH- asking $75
MOUNTAIN BIKES- 1-male & (863)675-0969
1-female. Good condition.
Both 5 spds. $60. or will DINING ROOM TABLE - oval
separate. (863)673-2726 shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $250/best offer.
SCOOTER, 2 wheel, electric, (863)610-2946.
with charger, lights, horn, ING ROOM TABLE- w/4
mirror & directional. $150 DINrsG SoOl TABLE- w/4
S(863)697-8731 chairs. Solid Oval wood.
Chairs are cream print fabric.
UTILITY BICYCLE - 3 wheel, $200 (863)357-2412
TLC, $30 (863)675-0300 DRESSER- Western Solid
LaBelle wood. Iron fixtures. Like
B d new. $200. (863)465-6777
S0537 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER:
Cherr color, will hold up to
METAL SHED- 8x16, 6ft high, 30" VT. $50.(863)675-7539
with doors at both ends, PINE DESK- large, $120 or
$350 (561)741-4647 best offer (863)634-4888


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neTidewaterTech.com. Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE Services Wanted 830
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi- Fertilizer 835
tion. $2000 (863)228-2440 Horses 840
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle Landscaping
BOXES- Priority mailing, all SuppliesGarden 845
sizes. 400 plus boxes $60 Lawn & Garden 850
or best offer. (772)336-8034 Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
CLOTHES POLES- 2, Galva- Seeds/Plants/
nized, Excellent condition. Flowers 865
$40. (863)675-0550 LaBelle
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig- - su
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays BUMPER TRAILER, 16 Ft, 6'W
800)462-2000, ext.600. x 6'6"T, Rear gate swings &
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, slides. Full escape dr. Exc.
LC. Established 1977. cond. $3500. 863-634-7480


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GLIDER ROCKING CHAIR-
good condition, $80 or best
offer (863)697-2168 MASSAGE SPA: seats 3, 255
gallons of water, $500.
LOVESEAT - w/matching chair (863)763-0141 after 5:30pm
& solid wood cocktail table.
Excellent condition. $325
firm. 863-675-5729 m et 06
SECTIONAL- New, dark
brown, Bassett, w/2 reclin- DRUM SET, First Act, Like
ers, asking $1000 New. $125. (863)675-7539
(863)763-3660 GUITAR- Takamine EG330C,
SLEEPER SOFA- 7ft Carlton, 1999 model, asking $500
beige color, excellent condi- can be seen at Jennings
tion, $395 (863)673-2593 Hdwe (863)675-2311
TABLE, Butterscotch, with leaf ORGAN- electric, works, $50
&'6 chairs, great condition. (863)357-4195
$150 (239)842-0040

AQUARIUMS (2) 55gal.,
(1) 25 gal. $85 for all or will
GOLF CLUBS, McGregor Mac- sell separate (863)467-4994
tec, fairly new. Graphite
shaft, stiff flex. 4-pw. $350. BABY BALL PYTHON- asking
(863)357-3542 $35 (863)675-6183 after
4:30pm
I BASSET HOUND- AKC reg.,
male, tri-colored, 2 yr old
FIRE SAFES (2) & METAL w/chip. Great companion.
LOCKING GUN CABINET- $300 (863)357-6930
asking $350 for all or will
sell sep (863)674-0613 BLUE HEALER PUPPIES:
________Males & Females available.
FIREARMS LIBRARY: Corn- Shots ,& Wormed. $250.
plete hand gun and long gun 863-763-3631/561 -718-1212
info- 32 leather bound vol-
umes. $200. 863-697-2033 DOG PENS (3)- Must sell to-
gether. 1 10x10x6, 2
RIFLE- 300 Win. Mag. Rueger 8x10x6. Galvanized. $400
M77 Bolt action, Special trig- (863)634-6601/256-3629
ger & pad. L/H Lots of am-
mo. $600. (239)823-5092 DOG PENS, (4), chain link, &
- large plastic sky kennels,
TAURAS PT1911, 45 cal., 2 $680 will sell separately.
magazines. $500 firm. (863)612-0992 ,
(863)634-9494
(863)634-9494GUINEA PIGS i0), $7 males,
I 11. $10 females.
a a - I. I I(863)843-0141
JACK RUSSEL/CHIHUAHUA, 6
AB MACHINE, $50 weeks , old, $100.
(863)634-0888 (239)657-8549
FITNESS MACHINE- Welder PARROT: Ring Neck w/ Large
home fitness. Includes arm 5 Ft. Cage. 4 month old.
and leg attachments. $125 $250. (863)673-2314
(863)357-2412 PET SITTING - While you are
WALKER - ProForm Air Walker away. Onsite or boarding at
XT Precision Resistance ex- our facilities. Loving care for
erciser, $45. Call small animals and Equine
(863) 357-4195. care. Reasonable rates and
WEIGHT BENCH- 3 attach quality care. Daily walks,
mEnt, no weights $35. feeding and watering, turn-
ments(863)48 n4-0267 o weights $outs, watering plants. Servic-
(863)484-0267 _ _ing the Hendry and Glades
WEIGHT BENCH XTX- 300 lbs County, FL. Feel free to con-
set & Pro Form XP 300 tact for free consultation.
Workout Ctr. Like new $375. (863)673-6829.
(720)284-4018 PUGS- AKC reg., shots &
wormed, fawn/black,
Je y fawn/silver, $300 - $450
(863)675-1940/673-1523
INDIAN HEAD 1909 $5 GOLD
COIN- 14ct gold rope bezel, WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER,
16" gold rope chain, $600 Male, all shots current, 1 yr.
ne(863)763-2458 old. $450 or best offer
neg ((863)697-1092


POOL TABLE- Slate, with ac-
cessories, $250 or best offer
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med- (863)467-6088
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-447-0448
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy MASSIVE AUDIO: 6000 watt
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond. amp, barely used, $500 or
Small turn radius. New $5800, best offer (863)634-6476
Now $1090. (863)763-6907 SPEAKERS, Bass canon, 2
- port with JL speaker sub-
V i ' woofer $50 (863)763-2230
ADULT DVDS- New 10, $75. I
Call Dawn @ .....
quiries Only erous GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
---Train- ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train volts., 5 hp. $200.
for high paying Aviation 863-675-1754
Maintenance Career FAA ap- ________________
proved program. Financial lr |
aid if qualified - Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387. ii - I
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE .
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers, Christmas Trees 745
criminal justice. Job place- Farm Equipment 805
ment assistance. Financial Farm Feed/Products 810
aid and computer provided if Farm Miscellaneous 815
qualified. Call Farm Produce 820


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SIDEWALK SALE!
CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
)AY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY! Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up,
July 5th, 6th & 7th 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing available.
appliances ! Used TV's! i W III
ent Furniture!

SAMPLES CLEARANCE!!
PORT LABELLE- Owner Moti-
$39QQII learance w Reiiners 9 RedWeek.com #1 timeshare vated to Sell. 3 Investment
$399!! Clearance-New Recliners-$299!! marketplace Rent, buy, sell. Properties. 4037 W. Palomar
Jinettes $399!! Bunk beds $199!! reviews, NEW full-service ex- Circle, 3/2, $195K, 4033 W.
oom size rugs, lamps & pictures!! change! Compare prices at Palomar Circle, 2/1.5,
m size gs, lamps pictures! ! 5000+ resorts. B4U do any- $145K, (786)273-2549
thing timeshare, visit Red-
Royal's Furniture Week.com, consider options.
117 S. Deane Duff Waterfron tGILCHRIST CTY - 5 Acre Es-
lewiston, FL 33440R 'a0 5 tate Properties Only
MOOEH, L 33440 N 0 7 $89,000. Homes Onl On
863-983-4121 MOORE HAVEN- New 07, Alachua Cy Line. C UM-
55+- Comm., D/W, 2br/2ba BIA CTY - 20-80 Ac. Hard-
on river. Bring boat/yacht! woods, Plantation pines,
EARLY - LIMITED ITEMS!! Beautifully landscaped. Wa- Creek. Homesites or Hunting
ter & Electric at dock. $6,200/Acre. 1/2 Acre
$1200. mo. (786)290-1542 Homes Only. $46,000 Owner
Financing Available. LA-
HFAYETTE CTY - 10-340
Acres. Low as $6,200/Acre.
Scattered Hardwoods, Paved
HILASON TREELESS SAD- Road High & Dry.
DLE- variable 15-17", brand (800)294-2313, Ext.1585 7
new, sturdy & strong. 30 Ibs. days 7am-7pm A Bar Sales
$350 firm (772)263-1178 .:'- _____ Inc.
THROUGH BRED / QUARTER laces1005 MUST SELL: Lot Liquidation
HORSE Bay, 9 yr. old geld- . Commercial Sale, 4 your new mobile pur-
00. 467-2104 ri- Property - Sale 1010 chase 12 acre lots on sale for
$1000.(863)467-2104 MOORE HAVEN Condos. .$25,000. Very low home
THROUGHBRED GELOING-7 RIVER GARDENS Townhouses - Sale 1015 prices also offered. Wayne
yr. Great trail horse, looks Brand new 3BR/2BA Farms - Sale 1020 r863-675-8888 Ext. 32
great, $1000. single family homes, Houses - Sale 1 025
(772)460-0817 1 car garage, pond Hunting Property 1030 South Central Florida LAKE
yewnhInvestment LOT SALE! Lake Access-
view, in quiet Investment t$79,9900 (was $199,900)
Si'E l ! neighborhood, $1150 Property - Sale 1035 e view- $124,900)(wa
Lawln.arLlnl0K8 mo. Purchase Option is Land - Sale 1040 Lake Vie$224,900) Lakefont-
available. (954)646-3607 Lots - Sale 1045 $22499,900 (was $399900ro
Open House 1050 $299,900 (was $399,900).
BUSH HOG- Howse 4ft, like Out of State - Owner says "SELL!" 1 to 3
new. $500 or best offer-will O eS - Property - Sale 1055 acre lake properties reduced
trade up or down for 3 pt fin- IRnfn t 093 Property Inspectioni 060 $100,000+. Gated commu-
"ish mower. (305)299-1203 Real Estate Wanted1065 nity, water sewer, paved rds,
JOHN DEERE Tractor rider Resort Property - u/g utils. Excellent financing.
JOHN DEERE Tractor rider Resort Property - Call now (866)352-2249, x.
lawnmower, Kawasaki eng., Sale 1070 Call now (866)352-2249, x.
hydrostatic drive, new batt. Warehouse Space 1075 2046.
$750. 954-581-8328A bItWaterfront Property 1080
MOWER - 34" Gravely ZTR, *
exc. cond., $1500 or best (3) 1100 sq. ft. i
offer. (863)634-1479. Office Spaces AFFORDABLE LAKE PROPER-
RIDING MOWER, Troy Bilt, Available Sept. 2007 BELLE GLADE, 4BR/3BA, TIES On pristine 34,000 acre
New in 2006. Paid $1,280. 3500 sq. ft. located at 948 Norris Lake Over 800 miles
Asking 17/2hp. $700. (2 blocks from SE 3rd St. XL Family room, of wooded shoreline Four
(863)674-0825/673-6819 Glades General outside office w/private door, Seasons- Call vis
SNAPPER PRO - 36" hydro- Hospital) 2 car carport, workshop. (888)291-5253 Or visit
static drive walk behind $250,000(561)516-0699 siderealty-tn.com.
mower, extras, runs great. C *l51 62 87 Brand-new homes from the BATTERY CREEK, SC - WA-
$1300. (954)581-8328 $100s in prime locations BTERR ET at d a r-
mfo3 morrinom.throughout Florida. Active TERFRONT at drastically re-
TILLER- Yard Machine, 5.5 hp adult communities with re- duced prices! Marshfront
5 & S, asking $150 sort amenities, activities and lots from $179,900.
(863)675-4697 Muse, Fo ent s , 2activits an Dockable Waterfront lots
6 Me F events.(80)27-7314or from $249,900. Located in
visit, I u, Li. Beaufort, SC. Premier 'loca-
Rentas OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi- tyle.com. . ion & neighborhood. All lots
llenge's cable, 1F^ ^- ^ T W w l'tion & neighborhood. All-lots
entalsf leges Cable, W/D $125/wk ' -CLEWISTON-- have central water, sewer &
first& last (863)467-8516 MONTURA RANCH ESTATES underground utilities. Call:
, T g RENT OKEE.,Large Furnished Rm.Brand new, beautiful (888)279-4741.
for rent. Incids Util, Cable, 4BR/2BA, 2 car garage, LMITED TIME OFFER 100%
Pool & Kitchen privileges. 2,500 sq. ft. on1.25 acres, FINANCING- NO PAYMENTS
Apartments 905 $150/wk (863)223-2091 prce reduced $30,000, FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lake-
Business Places 910 selling price now $279,000. FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lake-
Commercial VIKING PRAIRIE, Bedroom (863)983-1929 front Community of the NC
Blue Ridge Mtns. All
Property 915 w/priv. bath, full house priv., LaBelle 3/3 Down Town, Near Dockable 90 miles of Shore-
Condos/ $450/mo., utils & $200 dep. Courthouse, Lg. rms, Top Area line start $99,000. Call Now
Townhouses - Rent. No pets. Ret's req'd. $199,500. or Annual Lease (800)709-LAKE.
Farm Property - 863)697-1249 or $1800 Owner 863-675-1107
Rent 925 (863)763-6362 leave msg $8 wner.b-6 - Mountain Lifestyle Group now
House - Rent 930 ' N. SIDE OF CLEWISTON, 3br, opening 2 GATED commu-
Land - Rent 935 V 2ba, 2 gar. Large lot. Taste- nities in the high country of
Resort Property - " Rentls 096 fully updt'd. New roof & hur- Western North Carolina. Lots
Rent 945 ricane shutters. $279K starting at $26,000
Roommate 950 863)983-8324 or (866)378-4769.
Rooms to Rent 955 MOUNTAIN LAKE ESCAPE 863)677-1355
Storage Space - The Ridges Resort & Club on _ _____ NC MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
Rent 960 Lake Chatuge Stay 2 Nights, Palm Harbor Homes 30th An- pristine 20- foot high water-
3rd Night FREE, 'Beautiful niversary Sale! Huge Dis- fall, home site with great
__ __ _ Lakeside Mountain Resort counts, Easy Financing. 0% view, very private, large pub-
arm t s - 51I Hiawasseee, GA TheRidges- Down when you own your lic lake nearby, $199,500.
R e s o r t . c o m . land. Hurry while this offer This won't last long. Call now
(888)834-4409. lasts!!! (800)622-2832. (866)789-8535.
CLEWISTON, 1 BR, 1 BA w/
A/C, Fridge, Stove, Micro-
wave. Nice area. $450 mo.
+ sec. dep. (863)983-2982
CLEWISTON, Furnished, lbr,
Single person or couple. No
animals, $550/mo, Utilities
included + Satellite.
(863)673-1363
EFFICIENCY, Moorehaven,
Incl. W/D, util's & apples, 2 per-
son max. Can be used for of-
fice. $1050 mo 863-946-3333 ^ ^ C piI^ (, W


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$20,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr. ,-
Buy 6/BR $215/Mo! For list- "
ings (800)366-9783 Ext . _ , S i .-
5798.
4/BR Foreclosure $14,900! _ i -
5BR/3BA Only $28,000! - -- . 1.. :lV /'",,
Stop Renting! More Homes ' .'.. ; .t
Available from $10,000! For e
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext " -

AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY .
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet, " ',
Okeechobee Nicest. From f '
$750. mo. (772)215-0010 1 ., P - , ' ~l
CLEWISTON- 3br, 1ba, CBS, ' - :" ' -
$950 deposit, $950/mo, Call, 6 -.. '-- ,, , . .
863)983-2841 or . * ".. i "
561)793-6923 leave msg. ,. .
CLEWISTON- On Ridgewood"" .l * " '-
area, Smoke free, 3/2, * -
equipped kitchen, dbl gar-, . .


Thursday, July 5, 2007


age, screen lani. $1300/mo,
1st, last & 1 mo sec. No
pets, No boat. Must have exc
credit & refs. (239)353-0396
*Houses*Trailer Lots*
*Horse Stalls* Pet Boarding*
Clewiston/Dr. LE Thom son,
Jr. (754)224-036
HUD HOMES! 4BR/3BA
$199/mo! 5BR/3BA Foreclo-
sure! $465/mo! Stop Rent- The most important
ing! 5% dw, 20 yrs @ 8%
apr. For listings 20 minutes of your day
(800)366-9783 ext 5853. 20 minutes of your day
Never Rent Again! Buy, is the time spent reading
4BR/2BA $11,700! Only
$199/Mo! 2/BR $11,900! 5% w ith your child from
down 20years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings birth to age nine
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.






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(1 (CBS lhm BuIlt in
I v2. Harlem si)D /2.
Tile floors, like new
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2Bass Capitol, Condo
Hardly lived in Canal
front $145,000(
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Montura, 1.25 acres, tile.
new fence on property,
$244.9(I Call Enriqtue.
4)MRE 11.25 anes 4/2
home, fenced, wi
shed. & beautiful
backward scenery
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-$145KICCall Ashley
6) Now $T99,900
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1,2-642 Tnisidad$124.9K-
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Enrique
10) A Reald Jnme 3/2 on
SALE. PENDING
I 1 ) R I; DUCED
Sgatrfiand Er ues 3/2/1
CBS (2005) Tiled
thriu out. Call Luan
12) Lakepore t 2/2/1
CBS Home on 25+
acres -2 acres planted
w/ oak trees. Perfect
for nursery
13) 14"1at a ratr /iad' Fixer

$210KC)QCllu t
14)Ventura Ave. 21.
would make a great
starter home $109,'X6)
Call Enrique
15) NEW'NEW NEW
StiE PENDING
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I) tI .,e OeM Prices 3/2 CBS
IHomric, car gar,
Texas Ave, L U z
Builders $151.3K
(Call Loan
Waterfront Homes
1) GrWoCsarathere Rivret
3/2, boat lift & dock,
basement,immra.culatc
and pristine for $5-440t
MIS #200712337
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1) Art Lawne .' 3/2
MI- on 3,13 Acres just
outside out of town!
MLS # 2(11X)8788
2)Famlfous 55+
Commiuin iti)' ins
Moore Haven. Many
amenities Furnished
only $145K Call
Ashley
3) A Naew 1.. . .
Spacioll 3/2 21)5S
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wilt be completed soon.
Onlv $175K Call
Maritbcl
5) Rdued 31R, 2 BA.
ona l.3 acre vry nice
aud clea fenced yard.
,$,<$74.9 K
6)YoirDDnam -ard!3/2
DWWMH Tn l acrese,
lotmdth'Oak mNves nt' ' to
canail$112K
7)Ladec! 5 ac. s, oncd
A-2, prop. incL. 1990
2/1 Mil - asking
$135K Call Sam
8) Sportsnan I i
1/1 Investment
Oppornit v 55 +
..... , .. $24.9K

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-3/2.5 Ridgewood Subdiviso4n 4 r-
_rq e Eyo large pool, & m ore, t 4 .'' ,-.,
- 1 .. C : Custom Built Home with
more than 3,200 Sq ft! $399,000
*4/3 CBS Custom Built Home on
Bayberry 1 .. ^ 20-0 sq ft, many
S." ,' . '-4 w/brick, Irg lot $249.900
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
*2/2 MH, Seminole Manor, carport,
1 . . r,,. ished. $125,000
* ' tf . L. ,creened Porch,.
. 1-, .M , . r $120K Make Offer
* . l.:'1.. ;.tH, Watenrfrot wiSeaw'a1,
j - , , t. , t, ..r-;r. _U " ' i l' ' -".l
MUST I F .i . $88,000
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*3/2 '05 CBS hvane with 2 car garage. A
must see! $190,000
*3'2 '05 CBS Hone SHIP Eigible$169,000.
*2/2 Palm Harbor, 55+ Community.
,i : &, . r. . extras galore! $142,500
* i ' , " 2/2 M f4 *. ,; .r. ....,.
MH Yacht Club.' - ,. i.. . i 1 S.5K
* 2/1 MH-Laceport will direct Lake "O"
Access. Reduced to $109,000
Owner Motivated


(863)983-8559 l

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Located within walking distance to shopping.
Great starter home! $170.000
*3/2 MH, fireplace, completely fenced.
$92,500'
PIONEER / LADECA / FLAGPOLE
*3/2 Brick Home, Oak St., +2000 sq ft,
tons of storage, hurricane shutters &
more. $297,500
*3/2'MH Everbigh Acres Road, 5 ac w/
tlr .-'. pole barn & more. VERY
r.l.-ei ' l.:, $230,000 Wor' ..t L,-.rc'
*3 or 4 BD, 2 BA, Custor. L, ,- H ,T.
on +/- 5 acres. Spanish -i, .l.,rit'rd
palms and more. Call for details
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
S.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle Reduced to
$59,000
*2 lots. Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
*A Rare Find ;r. L..p.: ri Community!
10 acs. Oak i.11--ri I.-i $SSK per
ac. Owner Will Divide
,hJi.,,..1- Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC
parcel' -. ,roi... at $23,500 per ac.
-,22 ac .11H 1.t ,,. Clewiston $20,900
S3/2 MH on 5 acres ready for nursery
or livestock. $220,000.

*1.88 AC with MH for only $105,000
* .25Lots available. Starting at $30,000


AWNINGS, Crank out win- MOBILE HOME LIQUADATION
Sa dows screenss doors SALE: All inventory must go. . i
downs w/screens, or Ln
So. Colorado Ranch Sale 35 in/out, ceiling fans all for Low down payments. Low
Acres- $36,900 Spectacular $600 or sep (863)357-7757 monthly payments. Call Lar-
Rocky Mountain Views Year ry (863)673-4929 OVLF CAR
round access, elec/ tele in- l NEW 3 BR, 2 BA, 14x70 Mo- ES
clouded. Come for the week- Rn205 bile, $34,900. includes set
end, stay for a lifetime, up & NA/C. Easy financing
Excellent financing available available. Call Larry
w/ low down payment. Call BRAND NEW 3BR, 2BA, Dou- 863-673-4929 Sherri Enfinger, Manager
Red Creek Land Co. today! blewide, in S. Clewiston, Avail
(866)696-5263 x 2682. Now! $850/mo. NEW 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile Home 863 76
_(863)673-1363 in the low $30's. Lowest 315 S. Parrott Avenue -
prices in 5 years. Take ad-
TENNESSEE LAKE BARGAIN! NEW 2 BR / 2 BA Double wide vantage. Low Down Pay-_
1+ Acre- $29,900. FREE in the Moore Haven Yacht ment, Low Monthly ..C
Pontoon Boat! Beautifully Club. Pool, Club House, Riv- Payments. Call Kenny @ m V 30
wooded parcel w/ access to er Access. Maintenance in- (863)673-4325
Jimmy Houston endorsed cluded. 55 and older
fishing lake! Private lakefront community. $725 monthly. NEW, 3 BR., 2 BS. Dble wide.
community with free boat Call Loraine (863)946-2790. Low down payment, Easy Fi- BUS- GM 4905A, '73, 40',
slips. Paved roads, utilities, nancing. $49,900. included's 318, full awnings, Tires, ANC's
soils tested. LAKEFRONT NEW 2 BR / 2 BA Double wide set up & A/C. Call Wayne /Heat, Dinette, Fridge, toilet.
available. Excellent financing. in the Moore Haven Yacht (863)675-8888 Ext. 32 $2500.772-332-1438
Call now (888)792-5253, x Club 55 and older commu- NEW MOBILE HOME 3/2 on
1311. nmty.Very secure w/duselof your lot, $49,900. No down CAMPER TOP - Fiberglass,
swimming pool and club payment w/ your equity. Call teal green, for stepside pick
TimberCompahouse. $650 rmo. Call Lo- Larry (863)673-4929 up truck, asking $225 or
24 Acres- $99,900. 40 rn )- 27 No Money Down w/your land best offer (863)357-6315
Acres - $159,900. Timber l equity included. New 3 and 4
Company selling off large Sale202w 0 BR Doublewides for low DODGE CAMPER- 78, incl.
wooded acreages in South- I monthly payments. Call DODG CAMPER 78. ir
east Georgia. Short dnve to (863)673-4325Fridge, stove & bed. Fair
coast & Jacksonville, FL. DISTRESS SALE: All Double- condition. Runs, 318 motor.
Loaded with wildlife. Poten- wides must go! Take a look ON SALE, Largest Double wide $700. (863)342-42900
tial to subdivide. Excellent fi- and make an offer. Lowest available. 2400 s ft
nancing. Call National Timber prices in years. Call Kenny $79,900. includes N C an d
Partners now @ (863)673-4325 Setup. Call Wayne HOLIDAY RAMBLER '98- 30
(800)898-4409, x 1156. (863)675-8888 Ext. 32 ft, $10,000. Call
8 898-4409x1156 DISTRESSED SALE: Must liq- SINGLEW DE, 3 BR, 2 BA on (239)810-9636
Suidate inventory. New DoubleS1NGLEWs ltHoe is2inv
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log wide $49,900. includes set 1 acres lot. Home is in very
cabin shell on 2 private acres up and AC. Very easy fi- good condition. $5000i TRAVEL TRLR- 32ft, elec, AC,
near very wide trout stream nancing. (863)675-8888 down. Owner financing. fridge & water heater, great
in the Galax area and New Good credit or Bad credit ac- hunting camper, needs some
River State Park, $139 500 LAND / HOME PACKAGE. Re- cepted. Call Kenny @ work $2000 (863)467-1310
owner (866)789-8535. duced to the lowest prices (863)673-4325
available in South West, TRADE IN YOUR OLD MOBILE ' - "
Florida. All offer will be con- HOME: Lowest price offered cIs I
M0 ileHM e . siders. Call (863)673-4325 in 5 years for new double
LAND & MOBILE HOME Pack- wide mobile home. Call Larry
111U@ ILAND & MOBILE HOME Pack- 863-673-4929
age Deals: Low down pay- 863-673-4929 BOAT MOTOR, 14.1hp, w/gas
M VU.G 'Home ments. Total price under Re, tank & propeller. $400
I I I $100,000. 3/2, Easy financ- rai n ' (561)790-6589
_________ing Call Larry______ i__________
Mobile Home - Lots 2005 (863)673-4929g
Mobile Home - Lots 2005 (MOBILE HOME, in park, 8 3 4V9 PROPELLER- Stainless Steel
Mobile Home - Parts 2010 MOBILE HOME, in park, 2 i Mercury, 23 pitch, 4 blade.
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015 sheds, remodeling done, - Good shape. Asking $150.
Mobile Homes - Sale 2020 needs work, $6500. Boats 3005 (863)357-6229
(863)467-0954 Iv. msg. Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015 M I r 3 0
Marine Accessories 3020
READING A Marine Miscellaneous 3025
READI G AMotorcycles 3030 HONDA- Silvewing, 650 Low
NEWSPAPER' Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035 HODA- Silwingcondit
$HELPS YOU 4500. (561)951-5676
HELPS YOU v
U ENDE STA- YAMAHA SCOOTER '04, Bare-
UNDERSTANDAIR BOAT- 11.5ft, alum, air ly used, 222 miles, $1500
THE WORLD gator type hull. Stainless bot- (561)262-0510
THE WORLD tom, 0320, 150hp, Lycom-.
AROUND YOU. ing $5(239)2294875
AIR BOAT, 12 Ft. Trail Blazer
w/ trailer. Needs motor &
propeller. $2000 or best of- KAWASAKI 300 BAYOU -
fer. 239-438-6709 1998, 2WD, runs great,
DINGY- 11ft, Avon, can take $1200/neg. (863)675-6214
up to lOhp motor, $275 after 6pm.
(863)234-1994
' / JON BOAT, 18ft., 115hp Mer- SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
" cury outboard, center con- Mint condition, runs good.
sole, trolling motor. $1500 $2500 (863)261-4633 or
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SAILING DINGY 8ft, fiber-
glass, complete w/sails,
S0, oars, exc. shape, $590
(863)234-1994
SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk SALEM '99- By Forest River,
thru windshield, 60hp Mar- 30 ft + slide, full kitc & bath,
ner outboard, galv trailer, Queen bed, very good cond.
$650. (863)467-8038 $7400 (772)220-7974


NOTICE OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' MEETING SCHEDULE INVITATION TO BID
' ' FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008 FOR Sealed bids will be received by the City of Clewiston at City Hall, Attention: Com-
merce Park Improvement Project, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL
S.. DEVILS GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 33440 until Thursday, July 12, 2006, 3:00 p.m. The bids will be opened immedi-
ately following the bid submittal deadline at City Hall. The project is titled Corm-
S YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Board of Supervisors' Meetings of Devil's Gar- merce Park Improvement. The work consists of Installing approximately 1,272
t=EZG3 den Water Control District are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month. linear feet of paved roadway, storm sewer, excavation of detention pond, gravity
RDevil's Garden Water Control District Meetings begin at 4:00 RM. and are held at the sewer collection, lift station, potable water distribution, and other associated
Office of Alico, Inc., 640 South Main Street, La Belle, Florida. work.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or she may All materials furnished and all work performed, shall be In accordance with the
need to Insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record plans, specifications, and contract documents pertaining thereto, which may be
www.gilbert-golfcars.com includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is based. examined at the office of Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc., 850 West Ventura
Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requir- Avenue, Post Office Box 1029, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The documents, plans,
l-6434 Ing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the and blank bid forms may be obtained from this office for a NON-REFUNDABLE fee
k hoe, FL 347 1District at (863) 675-2966 at least five (5) days prior to the date of proceeding, of $5B.00 per set.
Okeechobee, FL 34974 DATED this 13tl day of June 2007.
keechobee, FL 34974 DATED ths 1th day o June 2007. DEVILS GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT A certified check or cashier's check on a National or State Bank or a bid bond In a
I"' sum not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the
l 219891 CGS 7/5/07 City of Clewiston, shall accompany each bid as guarantee that the bidder will
not withdraw from the competition after opening of the bids, and In the event the
A tU m Ib i s contract is awarded to the bidder, he will enter Into contract and furnish the re-
|oIrt Uti l i 4055 quired performance and payment bonds, failing which/he shall forfeit the bid de-
posit as liquidated damages. The performance and payment bonds shall be

n I I IRIMS & TIRES, 8 CHEVY 10 BLAZER, '90, re- StateofFlodda.
800/ 16.5, $300 will Sell built 4.3 V6, w/15k mi. on The owner reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty (30) days and to reject any
Automobiles 4005 separately. (863)612-5676 new holly tbi, runs great, and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and Informalities, or
Autos Wanted 4010 $1600. (863)674-0013 to accept the bid In its judgment that serves the owner.
Classic Cars 4015 SEATS- for 2006 Ford F150 ISUZU RODEO- 03, Good WendellJohnson, City Manager
Commercial Trucks 4020 PU truck, asking $500 ISUZU RODEO- 03, Good tir 220438 6o/27/5/07 Clewiton, Forida
Construction (954)701-7358 68K mi., $7900.
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030 TIRES & RIMS (4) Aluminum, (863)447-4153
Four Wheel Drive 4035 Mag,5 lug. For Dodge Ram SUZUKI SAMARI 1986, 4x4, NOTICEOFANNUAL MEEINGOFLANDOWNERS
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040 Pickup. $200 or best offer. Soft & Bikini Top, 5 spd., OF CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Parts - Repairs 4045 (863)612-5676 manual trans. W/ OD. Runs Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of the Cle-
Pickup Trucks 4050 TIRES- 4 33-12.50 A/T tires well. $2200 (561)261-0766 wiston Drainage District, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of the Clewislt
Sport Utility 40 S- 4 33-12.50 AT tires wO Drainage Distnrict, ftor the year 2007, will be held in the office of the District, 30
Sport Utility 14055 on Dodge rims w/5x5.5 bolt West Arroyo Avenue, Hendry County, Clewiston, Florida, on Thursday, July-12,
Tractor Trailers 4060 pattern $200. 2007 at 10:00 o'clock in the morning, for the purpose of:
Utility Trailers 4065 (863)634-0592 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
Vans 40-- EQUIPMENT TRAILER- Flat-
TIRES- 4 Goodyear Eagle, bed. 2 & 5UIPMENT/16 bTR all. Bumper 2. Receivingannuareportsandtaking suchactiontheretoasthe
275/55/20 tires. 50% tread. hod ' 2 & 5/16 al. Bumper landowners may determine.
$200. (863)634-0592 $2500. (863)467-6960 3. Transacting such other business that may come before the landowners.
BOARDBOF SUPERVISORS
BUICK PARK AVE - '92, all l ikuIr ICLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
plush interior, orig. 112K, :
needs trans work, best offer James Pitman
overT800.(863)983-2868, CHEVY 2500- '01, H/D 4x4, CHEVY CONVERSION VAN, 2Spervisor
er $ 9 86o8. extended cab. Runs strong. '95, $1200. (863)612-0992 220564 CGS 6/28;7/4/07
BUW i525, '90, runs good, Well maintained. $6500. or I
cold a/c, sunroof, premium best offer. (863)467-2328 FORD ECONOLINE- '89, Work NOTICE OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' MEETING SCHEDULE
wheels, $1500. van, No A/C. Runs good.
(863)677-4550 CHEVY DUALLY- '84, 454 $600.863-484-0267 FORFISCALYEAR2007-2008FOR
eng/400 turbo. Needs body COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD, '96, work. Bed & gas tank not on
decent shape, long life left, truck. $1200. 863-201-3492 i tice YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Board of Supervisors' Meetings of Collins
$3,000 or best offer. Slough Water Control District are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month.
Pu li Noti s Collins Slough Water Control Distdrict Meetings begin at 4:30 PRM. and are held at the
863-634-5914 DODGE 1500- '96, 4x4, Lift kit, Office of Alico, Inc., 640 South Main Street, La Belle, Florida.
Runs good. $3000. or best , If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
CAMARO Z28 '80- Automatic, offer. (863)467-2328 1 . | : to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or she may
pw windows. Restoration II.I_ ____ need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
pro t $ firm D 0 D '9 1 ' includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
project. $75 firm DODGE 3500 DUALLY, '95 10 Pursuant to the provisions o the American with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
(863)634-6601/256-3629 cyl., gas, 4x4, 12' flatbed, Public Notice 5005 ing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact tla
DODGE STRATUS RT- '97 new tires, auto, a/c, only 29k State Public - DAstrictat 863)675-066atleastbive(5)dayspdortothedateofproceeding.
White, 4 cyl, 5 spd Fixed mi., mint cond., $6500. Legal Notice 5500 COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
for racing. Needs Clutch. (863)467-8600 Izzys Tire 219889 CGS 7/5/07
. $1500. Neg. (239)324-2379 DODGE DAKOTA 1987, V6, . iI
NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl., 3.9 L Pickup, 4x4, $1000. NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
auto, great air, like new tires, (863)763-8890
new battery, exc. in & out, Th)6-w LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, Issued in the Cirhit
$2500. (863)357-0037 Okee DODGE DAKOTA '92, Ext. cab, The following vehicle will be sold at pub- Court ot Dade County, Florida, on the lOh day o May 2007, in the cause whee-
t ca lic auction on July 18th at 8:00 am. at in Maria Lulsa Alvarez is respondent and Julio C. Alvarez is petitioner, being
V6 Magnum. Runs good. Affordable Towing, 749 NW Avenue L, Case number 97-23506 FC, in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr, as Sheriff oa
PONTIAC SUNFIRE '97- runs, $2000 (863)467-4650 Belle Glade, FL: Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the peti-
asking $400 or best offer 10 HndaVen tioner Julio C. Alvarez, in and to the following described property, to-wit:
(863)824-3471 for details F350- '91, Lariat, Dually, New VIN #JHMRA1873TCO17422 Red 2004 Jeep-Grand Cherokee 4 Dr. Wagon Sport Utility
TOYTATERCEL'89- doo tarter, Reese hitch, Goose- 222411 CGS 7/5/07 license plate: JOOFZI Vin 1J4GX4874C237168
needs transmission $300 neck,100 Aug galuel tank LEGAL NOTICE And on the 26th day of July 2007, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
needs transmission 300 $1500. (863)763-0669 The following vehicle will be sold at pub- house, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible,
(863)261-2511 lic auction on July 26th at 8:00 a.m. at I will offer for sale all the said petitioner's, Jullo C. Alvarez, right, title and interest
FORD F100 '78- Mark II top- Affordable Towing, 749 NW Avenue L, in the aforesaid property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes,
per, 302 V8, runs good, new Belle Glade, FL: all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for
CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of
tires, brakes, 950 neg 2007 Toyota 2 door costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution.
CADILLAC SEVILLE 1977, (386)216-0013 Muse VIN#JTKDE177370153969
CADILLAC SEVILLE 1977, 222415 CGS 7/5/07 Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Real clean. Original color. NO FORD F150 '96, Shorthbed, Ed- NOTICE Sheriffu
rust. Body is perfect. New die Baur, Cold C, Runs & AUCTIN Friday, endry County, Florida
tires. Classic car $3500 or Looks great. 124K, 6 cyl., 5 July 6,2007 By: Captain Andy Lewis
best offer. (863)634-0874 or spd., $3700.863-673-6819 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 NW. Avenue L, Deputy Sheriff
(863)357-1714 Sp.1U & / MBelle Glade, Florida 218685 COS 6/21,28;7/5,12/07
GMC SONOMA- '96, Runs Property of Thelma Smith:
Pats/ pi rs I I good. Cold A/C. 5 speed. Bed mattress w/rails, small window unit,
Great on gas! $2500. 2 TV's, stereo w/speakers, clothes PUBLC NOTICE
computer w/printer, TV stand, small
FUEL TANK- 150 gal. $150. or (863)228-0580 portable CD player, suitcase, misc. The Ci of South Bay announces a special agenda item discussion to explain the If-
host offer (863)64731 J P G D C oxes & household items nanclal impacts to affected parties of the alternatives available for the Wastewater
esoer ( 4- JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE La- Treatment Facilities Plan for the City of South Bay. As required by the Florida Db-
HAULER RACK, aluminum, redo 1993, Not pretty, but Small Property of Dotma Brown: apartment Eninmevi ntal Protection, this item will include in depth discussion of
HAULER ACK, aluminum, o , t prey u mall motor scooter, gas tank, fan, out- the alternatives available. The public will be given an opportunity to participate In
short or long bed, adjustable, runs, runs, runs! $750 or side sitting chairs, suitcase, generator the evaluation of the plan at the regular City Commission meeting being feldat
$125. (863)763-6971 best offer. (863)357-5867 & misc. household items & boxes South Bay City Hall, 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay FL 33493 on July 17,
221581 SUN 7/5/07 2007 at 7:00 p.m. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, per-
RADIATOR FAN MOTOR- '94 S10- '89, 4X4, V6, 5 spd sons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this pro'
feeding should contact the Clerk to the City of South Bay, at least three business
Saturn & '89 Ford Taurus manual, New paint & tires. Your new car could be in days prior to the dite of the meeting If you have any questions, please contact
water pump. $30. High mi., but runs good. today's paper. Have you theClerkat(561)996-6751.
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The Wadlow family at Fisheating Creek Area Church
News in Brief


-By Ralph Wadlow as
told to Carroll Wadlow
Edited by MaryAnn Morris
The Wadlow family: mother,
father and 23 year-old Ralph
,came to Palmdale, Florida in
"Dec. 1932. Both Ralph and his
father Clyde had been laid off
'from their jobs in Indiana in the
economic crunch that was the
great depression. The mother's
doctor had recommended a
warmer climate to relieve the
pain of her arthritis. Ralph's
grandfather, Ferdinand Weiss, of
-Springfield, Mo. had offered the
family the use of 20 acres of land
'he owned on Fisheating Creek in
,Glades County. When finally, af-
'ter the long trip from Evansville,
,Ind., the family arrived looking
'for the land. They were led to a
.spot "so etherally beautiful that
we were speechless."
- "Great live oaks and tower-
ing palmettos were interspersed
With many exotic trees, shrubs
and plants entirely new to us.
Spanish moss festooned the
limbs and swung rhythmically in
'the breeze. The tree trunks were
,dotted with small, tender green
plants and blossoms. The shore-
line of the gleaming ebony-black
,water was strewn with exquisite
'pale blossoms. Fish plopped
on the surface of the creek and
turtles scuttled off of logs at
our approach. Rabbits and cat
squirrels darted here and there.
A great rookery surrounded us
with egrets, herons and curlews
circling and chatterinng in every
direction. Birds echoed through
'the trees."
"Christmas day, 1932, we
'walked in the woods. I shot a big
turtle with my .22 and cut a cab-
bage tree. It was not very good,
as I did not know how to butch-
er it so it did not taste bitter. Bill
Laighton came along and gave


Special to INI/Ralph Wadlow
We worked two days on this tractor and earned $2.50. Alavine Lantz in Okeechobee knew
these tractors, "we called them lightening rods. The wheels and all were metal," she said.


us a head of fresh lettuce for our
Christmas dinner, which pleased
my mother very much. I shot an
old blue heron and parboiled it,
but it was so tough and smelly
we could not eat it. Later that
night, I heard a possum rattling
the frying pan where the fish had
been cooked. I shot him, giving
the frying pan an extra pouring
lip for all time!
"We ate the possum."
"I built a stove. I got an ob-
long gas tank from an old junk
car at the Palmdale dump, rolled
a Coca-Cola sign into a stove
pipe, tied it with wire and then
cut a hole in the top of the tank
for the pipe to stand in. I cut out
the end of the tank and wired it
back on for a door. Two Model T
running boards on stakes made


a bench to stand it on.
"One Sunday, we had visitors.
Joe Hogan and his woman came
by and passed the time of day.
They mentioned that we were
camping on the favorite fishing
ground of the whole community
and did we mind if the neigh-
bors still came to the creek on
picnics? We assured them that it
would be fine with us.
"The following Sunday about
eight or ten adults and and the
same number of kids came in
two Model Ts. Although they
fished, they had also brought
some food: sweet potatoes, cold
biscuits, grits, black-eyed peas
and some pork -- the woods
were full of hogs. They had pans
and grease and mother invited
them to use our stove, which


pleased the ladies. "They liked
that stove pipe which they used
to fry perch, black bass, catfish
and bream.
Mother had brought from
Indiana twelve quarts of black-
berries she had canned. She
dug out a jar of them and made
dumplings, dropping them into
the "briar berries." Everybody
praised them. One lady offered
to trade a half gallon of cane
syrup for a quart of them. We
accepted the offer gladly, though
we were disappointed that it
was not thicker molasses. An-
other lady paid us a quarter for a
jar. The postmaster traded sugar
for some.
"J.W. Snell, who was mar-
ried and had ten kids, owned a
nice big home out on the edge


of town. After they had moved
into their former store near the
post office, this home fell into
disrepair. He asked us if we
would go live in it and we ac-
cepted. We cleaned, painted and
repaired the property, hoed out
the little groove and trimmed up
the abandoned grass and shrub-
bery.
"Everything responded to
our care and to the fertilizer we
got from a neighboring chicken
farm. There was aa small ga-
rage open on one side with a
blacksmith post drill and emery
wheel. The neighbors began to
bring Model Ts, Model As and
trucks to be repaired. Tom Green
had an old broken blacksmith
forge which he let us use if we
could fix it. Frank Brady said he
had no need for his anvil. (This I
gave to Lawrence Cutts in 1980.)
we picked up coal spilled off the
tender along the railroad track.
"Brake rods often broke from
road vibration and people had to
go twenty miles to get them re-
paired. Consequently, Dad went
to smithing. We mended these,
ground valves and tightened
connecting rods. Our biggest
job was a Fordson tractor that
we worked on for two days and
earned $2.50. All the other jobs
brought sweet potatoes, collard
greens, syrup, pork, cabbage,
turnips and occasionally a can
of Prince Albert tobacco."
So the Wadlow's were settled
in Glades County on Fisheating
Creek. The ingenuity and "stick-
to-it-ivness" of people' like this
family and others like them have
made the lake area what is is to-
day. They may be gone, but their
stories will live to inspire others
today.


Church announces
service times,
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.; Wednes-
day - Bible study at 7 p.m. Minister
Gordon Smith. For more information,
call (863) 902-8822.

Gospel music and
fellowship planned
Come join us for food, fellowship,
the word and great gospel music on
Thursday, July 12, at the Freedom Fel-
lowship Ministries of LaBelle. Special
speaker this month, Marsha Edgar,
will bring the word beginning at 6
p.m. Food and fellowship will begin
at 7 p.m. Take time out to come wor-
ship with us! All are welcome.




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602 E Sugarland Hwy
Clewiston, FL


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Saturday a.m - 5 p.m.


Sunday Closed


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Thursday, July 5, 2007