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By Barbara Oehlbeck
.Special to
Glades County Democrat


Thear there are those around
in both town and country of the
"'chosen" counties that border
Lake Okeechobee: Glades, Hen-
dry, Palm Beach and Okeechobee,
and also, since they are so geo-
graphically close, St. Lucie and
'Highlands, who know about it.
But then there are more than a
few who don't. Curry Island. A
spit of land in Glades County, on
the western perimeter of the Big
Lake that in days a-gone was a
real honest-to-God island before
those who thought they could
improve the earth got to digging
and ditching.
And there's a story about the
fruit that grows there, the guava/
guajava that has taken to the wilds
of the used-to-be island like bees
to honey or bass to the lake.
It's still called an island, but
when all the diking was going on
close to the lake, the water level
of the lake was lowered, thus the
island became connected to the
land at one point, therefore an
island as such, it is no more. Nev-
ertheless, in this part of the world,
it's still Curry Island, where the
biggest and best of the biggest
and best guajavas grow. Their
chosen time of year is September
and October.
According to the late Vance
Whidden of Moore Haven, who
was a well-known native Floridi-
an and served as a Glades County
Commissioner for 20 years, there
used to be untold numbers of the
trees, great stands of them on
Curry Island. Now, sadly enough,
there are relatively few but those
that remain are big and bountiful,
and so far this look as if it will be
a good year..
As to the name of the island,
according to Mr. Whidfden, there
used to be a commercial fisher-
man who had his place on the
left, the north, that is, right there
at the island. Everybody called
him Uncle Will, Uncle Will Curry,
so the island just got to be called
.Curry Island. This was way back
*in the early 1900s. Mr. Whidden's
;grandfather, who was also a
*Florida native, lived on that island
:for a long, long time. They had a
'pitcher pump and they farmed
right there.
In fact, a lot of people lived
:on that island before the big hur-
,ricane in the late 1920s and a
few stayed on afterwards but not


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many.
And the story goes on that one
of the biggest moonshine opera-
tions in these parts was on that is-
land. It was owned by the Parker
brothers who were in the cattle
business. All the land was open
range then, but it was the still that
was the real money maker.
There was a big concrete slab,
that's where the still was. Living
quarters were on the second floor
above the still.
The man that ran the still
was named Cecil Johnson. They
raised corn between the island
and where 78 is now, then natu-
rally, they used the corn to make
the moonshine. That still was run
24 hours a day!
After it was made and bottled,
that moonshine was loaded on
boats and hauled to Canal Point
where they sold it. In those days
about everybody made moon-
shine. It was just another indus-
try.
One day Cecil Johnson was
headed out going to town or
somewheree" to pick up sup-
plies and things, and here comes
the prohibition officer.
The officer stopped Cecil and
said, "You're under arrest for run-
ning a moonshine operation."
Cecil'was real quick with a
comeback saying, "You can't 'rest
me without a warrant and papers
to search."


The officer agreed, then sim-
ply took out handcuffs, locked
Johnson to the nearest fence
post, went back to town, got the
warrant papers, came back and
destroyed the whole operation!
'Course Johnson got arrested.
And that's the story about
moonshine-makin' on Curry Is-
land.
But getting back to the guavas
on Curry Island, Mr. Whidden said
that every few years (like 1997 for
instance), the trees get knocked
down by freezing and then for a
couple years there was little or no
fruit, but in a good year, like 1996,
those guavas were something to
see, and to taste.
And, there are those who be-
lieve that every now and then
for reasons known only to them,
guavas and guajavas simply rest
a year producing little or no fruit,
then the next year, there will be a
bumper crop.
Both varieties thrive in sub-
tropic Florida providing delicious
fruit and extraordinary beauty in
the landscape. While preferring
rich soil in a sunny location, both
are amazingly adaptable and
quite drought-tolerant when the
plants become well established.
Oddly enough neither attracts
diseases.
Raccoons and squirrels as well
as various birds prize both variet-
ies almost as much as "folks".


Submitted photo/Barbara Oehlbeck

These tropical fruits are also
called guava apples.
As big and impressive as the
guava/guajava is, there are those
who vow that its flavor does not
compare with the Cattley guava,
commonly called strawberry
guava, which is a much smaller
fruit and close to the color of
strawberries. It is the Cattley that
is most often used in the land-
scape. There are old favorite fam-
ily recipes for making guava jelly,
or jelly-jam as the case may be.
If, in straining the juice from the
fruit after it's been cooked, the
pulp goes through the strainer,
the results will be jelly-jam. And
there are those who vow that
guava jelly-jam has a finer flavor
than the clear guava jelly.
And for guava non-purists, try
this: Just when the.juice begins to
string off a spoon, which means
it's just before jelling, simply add
a box of either strawberry or rasp-
berry Jello. Stir rapidly and in a
minute or two the juice will show
it's ready to be poured into jars.
In addition to the color being en-
hanced, so the flavor will be also
-- a delicate taste of strawberry or
raspberry. You'll probably never
go back to making plain guava
jelly. (One box of either flavor to
a 4-cup jelly recipe.)


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Volume 83, Number 3 Thursday, July 12,2007


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
coaches and players will run
the camp.
For more information, con-
tact Melissa Whitehead at 983-
8377.

Community service
nominations sought
The City of Clewiston seeks
nominations for the. presti-
gious Outstanding Community
Service Award. If you know
someone who deserves rec-
ognition in the Clewiston area,
forms are available from Iva
Pittman at City Hall, 115 West
Ventura Avenue, Clewiston,
FL 33440, or go to the City's
website, www.clewiston-fl.gov
and download the form. "The
deadline is August 17, 2007.

Foster Parents
needed
The. Children's Network of
Southwest Florida will be hold-
ing an orientation on "How to
become a Foster Parent/Adop-
tive Parent" on July 19, at
Harlem Academy, 944 Harlem
Academy Blvd., Clewiston at 6
p.m.
Children's Network of
Southwest Florida serves as the
lead agency to oversee foster
care and adoption services in
Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry
and Glades counties.
Children's Network of
Southwest' Florida has part-
nered with Family Preservation
Services, Lutheran Services
Florida, and the Florida Bap-
tist Children's Home to recruit
more foster families in our five
county regions.
For those interested in be-
coming a foster/adoptive fam-
ily, please call 1-800-89FAMILY.
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Scout pack to meet
Cub Scout Pack 922 meets
on Thursday from 7-8 p.m.
in the Parish Hall of St. Mar-
garet 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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Clewiston woman murdered


Victim's mother
witnesses
daughter's death.

By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
FLORIDA KEYS - Authorities
with the Monroe County Sher-
iff's Office have arrested Manuel
Prieto Arenas in connection with
the shooting death of his wife,
Clewiston woman Maria Elene
Prqenza.


Investiga-
tors say Maria
Proenza was
gunned down
in the Florida
Keys last Friday
while her moth-
er watched
in horror. She e
was reportedly Manuel Prieto
visiting her es- Arenas
tranged husband when she was
shot twice in the stomach and
once in the neck.
Arenas faces charges of capi-
tal premeditated murder and sec-


ond degree felony possession of
a weapon by a convicted felon.
According to a report of the
incident, deputies arrived at the
address on Hibiscus Lane just
after 7 a.m. after receiving a call
that a shooting had just taken
place. They found Maria Pro-
enza, a Clewiston resident who
was employed by the local Wal-
Mart, in a pool of her own blood.
Paramedics pronounced her
dead at the scene.
Her mother, shaken and morti-
fied, tried to gather herself enough
to talk to investigators.


Teaching safety: Police distribute free helmets


INlildeybis Gonzalez
Clewiston Police, Officers give away free helmets to children and adults at the Fourth
of July Celebration event last Wednesday. The helmets were donated by the American
Epilepsy Association (AEA).


Kids given free bicycle helmets


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - With the
Clewiston Police Department
squarely focusing on children'
safety issues, members of the
force recently distributed free
helmets to children and adults.
Officers were on-hand to fit
the kids for their new helmets
during the Fourth of July Cel-
ebration held at Clewiston's
John Boy Auditorium.
According to Kristine Peters-
-en, Clewisto.asistant .chief of
police, the helmets are a good
way of promoting the impor-
tance of safety in children.
The helmets were donated to
the police department by the
American Epilepsy Association
and offered free of charge to
area children.
The police department en-
courages all bicyclists to wear
helmets while using their bikes.
The use of helmets helps re-
duce the possibility of major
brain injuries if bicyclists are
involved in an accident.
"We were very fortunate


The CPD officers took their time in adjusting each per-
son's helmet before the happy bicyclists rode off.


and excited to have been se-
lected to receive 95, helmets
for our local citizens," said Mrs.
Peterson. "It is summertime,
and all you have to do is take a
ride around the city to see that
a favorite activity for families is
bike riding."
The department had been
especially vigilant as it searched


for organizations willing to do-
nate and, in May, were notified
that they had been selected by
the association for the free hel-
mets.
"This is a great opportunity
that we got, and we really want
to assist them (association) in
See Helmets - Page 9


Local athlete dreams of the


big leagues, work for goal


Chad Blackwell
focuses on
the big leagues

By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News,
CLEWISTON - A 2001
Clewiston High School gradu-
ate, Chad Arthur Blackwell, is
hoping that he will soon have
a shot at the big leagues.
Chad, who has played base-
ball much of his life, said that if
he had it his way, he would be
playing for the Atlanta Braves


baseball franchise - but he
wouldn't say no to any other
team.
After having pursued base-
ball in high school and college,
Mr. Blackwell continues work-
ing at getting noticed by a ma-
jor league baseball scout.
He is now attending the
University of South Carolina on
a baseball scholarship.
But he still remembers his
early days in baseball.
"Of course as a little kid I
was involved in the local little
league like most of all the other
kids. I also remember playing
with my friends at the sum-


mer ball camps. It was a lot of
fun."
It was a favorite pastime of
his.
"I grew up playing base-
ball," he said. "The sport just
natural grew up with me, and
then I came to notice that base-
ball is what I love and enjoy do-
ing."
According to Chad, his goal
is to one day play for the big
leagues.
"Hopefully, I will achieve it,"
he said. "I would love to play
for the Atlanta Braves ... but if I
See Blackwell - Page 9


The mother, Maria Lastra, had
been traveling with her daughter
when they arrived at the location,
and said that her daughter was
shot after she was confronted
by her husband. Mrs. Lastra said
her daughter was there to re-
trieve her belongings and make
arrangements for the ownership
of a trailer.
The victim was standing in
front of her gold-colored truck
when the man reportedly said,
"You want the motor home? You
can have it."
Gunfire then hit the woman


several times.
Investigators determined that
the woman had been shot three
times, twice in the stomach, anM.
again after she fell to the groun g
she was wounded in the neck.'-,
Her shaken mother called;Jt
"overkill."
The scene was also witnessed
by a mother arid son who were
waiting nearby for the school
bus to arrive. The woman told
investigators that she heard what
sounded like fireworks going
See Murder - Page 9


New facility



proposed for



animal control


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - Too many
animals packed into aging
and deteriorating quarters are
prompting city leaders to con-
'sider building a bigger animal
control facility in Clewiston.
A new animal control facil-
ity is being proposed to be built
on Arroyo Street, just north of
the city's public works depart-
ment.
Presently, plans call for a
facility app:iu\,xiriatlel, .1,50Q,


square feet in size, with plenty
of air-conditioned space. and
rooms for housing animals
caught by the animal control
department of the city.
The facility will also include
a public reception area.
Fourteen outdoor kennels
will house animals, and the air-
conditioned units inside will
shelter smaller pups and cats.
The facility it will replace
is located at the public works
See Facility -Pag-ea ,


A community


profile on:


Guadalupe Depaz


Helping one person
at a time
By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
Guadalupe Depaz is the pro-
gram coordinator for Catholic
Charities, Diocese of Venice.
QUESTION: What 'is your
name?


ANSWER: Well, Actually my
full name is Maria Guadalupe
Depaz, but I go by Guadalupe
and my friends and family call
me Lupe. My parents named
me after my two grandmoth-
ers from both my mother's and
father's side.
QUESTION: Where were
you born?
See Profile - Page 9


INI/Ideybis Gonzalez

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Engagements


Sandra Carswell and Edward A

Carswell

-Alvin
Diana Thomas and Willie Car-
swell, Sr of Belle Glade are proud
to announce the engagement of
their daughter Sandra Katrina Re-
nae Carswell to Edward Alvin, Sr.
Of Clewiston.
The prospective groom is the
son of Emma Browning and Jim-
mie Alvin of Clewiston


Crayton -

Author
SMs. Charlotte Evette Crayton
and Mr. James Author will unite
as one in holy matrimony on July
21, at 4 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in South
Bay, under the leadership of Rev.
John L. Cooper.
The lovely bride is the daugh-
ter of the late Ms. Jennie Mae
Green and Mr. Charlie Crayton.
The groom is the son of Ms. Vietta
Writghi anrd Mr. J.T. Hudson.
The 'bride graduated from


Ivin
The wedding is planned for
July 28, at Mount Zion AME
Church in Belle Glade.
The bride-to-be is a 1987
graduate of Glades Central Com-
munity High School. She attends
Miami-Dade Community College.
She is employed as a Deli Man-
ager with Winn-Dixie.
The groom is a 1981 graduate
of Coral Gables High School. He
is employed as head security with
Jockey Club.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Miami.


Glades Central Community High
School in 1989. She is currently
employed with K-mart in Royal
Palm Beach as an Office Man-
ager.
The groom graduated from
Alabama Central High School
with technical honors in auto-
motive mechanics in 1982. He is
currently employed with Extreme
Automotive Incorporated as an
Automotive Specialist.
Following the ceremony, the
reception will take place at Ce-
lestine and Refugio Ballroom in
Belle Glade.
The couple will spend their lav-
ish honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii.


Submitted photo/Angela Lanier
Chris West and Kari Choban Livingood


Livingood

-West
Chris West and Kari Choban
Livingood would like to announce
their engagement. The couple
will be married July 2007 at Mar-


co Island, with family and close
friends attending. The groom is
employed at Gulf Coast Citrus
and the bride is employed at the
Glades County School District.
After the happy couple is mar-
ried they will reside in Glades
County with her daughter Reygen
Livingood.


e,,' E,; : Submitted photo/Zanovia Adams
Charlotte Evette Crayton and James Author.


Obituaries


Rosemary Buchanan
Rosemary Buchanan, 65, died
on Tuesday, July 3, 2007. She will
be deeply missed by all who knew
and loved her.
: She is survived by her hus-
band, Kenneth and her daughter,
Beth Lynn.
. She was born in Kirklin, Ind.
and received her bachelor's de-
gree from Hanover College and
her master's degree from Indiana
:University. She taught five years
df junior high English in Colum-
lus, Ind. and then moved to Belle
Glade in 1968. She retired from
the Palm Beach County School
system after two years at Belle
Glade High and 28 years at Glades
Central High School. The core of
her teaching was her sincere de-
sire to promote knowledge and a
sense of fairness to her students.
During her retirement, she volun-
teered at the Palm Beach County
Library, Belle Glade Branch, as a
literacy tutor. She also tutored stu-
ilents at Palm Beach Community
College. During the past seven
years, she developed and led lively
book discussion sessions at the li-
brary. She was an active member
of Beta Sigma Phi sorority for 35
years. As a lover of animals, she
,was an advocate for animal rights.
'She enjoyed her many travels with
her family and friends, and was
an avid supporter of the environ-
ment.
In lieu of flowers, please make


donations to the Peggy Adams An-
imal Rescue League, 3200 North
Military Trail, West Palm Beach,
FL 33409.

Louise Hatton
Zaccagnino
Louise H. Zaccagnino, 73,
died on Tuesday, July 3, 2007, in
the presence of her loving fam-
ily. She will be deeply missed by
all who knew and loved her. She
was born in Brutus, Kentucky, to
the late sugar cane and produce
farmers Joseph Hatton and Lois
Crippen. She moved to the Glades
area with her family in 1935, set-
tling in Pahokee. A graduate of
the University of Miami, Louise
taught generations of families in
the Glades where she was fondly
known as Ms. Zack. She retired
from the Palm Beach County
School System after 35 years and
moved to Palm Beach Gardens.
She was predeceased by her
husband Donald L. Zaccagnino.
She is survived by her four chil-
dren Lois, Donald (Kay), Tresha
(Dave) and Michael (Ann Marie);
grandchildren Erica, Wallace,
Holly, Rachel and Daniel; great
grandson Ethan; sister Dorothy
Buckner; brother, Dr. Robert L.
Hatton; a large extended fam-
ily of in-laws, nieces, nephews,
cousins, and friends. Last, but cer-
tainly not least, her faithful little
Yorkie, Sadie. Her happiest times


were when she was surrounded
by family: Sunday afternoon pop-
corn parties, Hatton family re-
unions, breakfast with Ethan and
ice tea and coffee with those who
just dropped by for a visit. She
loved sewing, quilting and teach-
ing quilting to her daughters, sis-
ter, cousins, nieces and other fam-
ily and friends as well as keeping
up with the goings on in her large


family and maintaining the family
tree.
We all shared her joys and felt
her pain; now we must learn to
treasure her peace. Family and
friends attended a celebration of
her life on July 7, at Egret Land-
ing Clubhouse in Jupiter. In lieu
of flowers, please make dona-
tions to your favorite charity in her
memory.


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The Children of Mr. and Mrs.
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celebrated at the Elks Lodge.
The couple's children are
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MICHAEL SANDELLI
July 11, 1971 - Dec. 16, 2006
A loving son, husband, dad,
brother, and grandson, you will
always be to us.
How hard you worked, restless
with so much to do. You always
made time to give to others along
the way who -needed your help.
You made a difference and
others' lives were richer for your
having touched them.
How we miss your smiling face,
your teasing ways, your generous
heart-your presence.
Your birthday-almost seven
months since you left us...it
seems like yesterday.
Forever in our hearts with love
always,
Mom and Dad, Kathy, Karen
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Hendry County Commissioner, Janet Taylor accepts her cer-
tificate of completion from Christopher Holley, FAC's Execu-
tive Director after finishing an advanced training course.

County Commissioner has


completed training course


TALLAHASSEE - The Florida
Association of Counties (FAC)
presented Hendry County Com-
missioner Janet Taylor with the
Advanced County Commissioner
(ACC) designation following her
completion of "The Florida Forum
for County Leaders," a compre-
hensive study program developed
by the association. Commissioner
Taylor received the designation
along with 25 other county com-
missioners on June 14, during an
awards ceremony held at the FAC
Annual Conference in Orlando.
Commissioner Taylor said she
is honored to have been a gradu-
ate of "The Forum for County
Leaders".
She said this leadership class
has empowered and equipped
her to better serve her constitu-
ents in the future.
ACC certification is not a re-
quirement to serve as a county
commissioner in Florida. How-
ever, county commissioners who
have completed the Certified
County Commissioner program
may voluntarily enroll in the ad-
vanced program and complete a
three-part series of courses total-
ing 27 hours. The coursework is
designed to provide information
and enhance leadership skills rel-
evant to a commissioner's duties
and responsibilities as an elected
official.
"This inaugural year of the
Leadership Forum was a suc-
cess," said FAC Executive Director
Chris Holley. "These commission-
ers are committed to advanced
education and becoming the best
to better serve their county and
citizens."
The ACC program coursework
is covered in three intensive ses-
sions focused on leadership with
emphasis on growth and devel-
, opment in Florida. FAC is also
pleased to announce that the


2007-2008 Florida Forum Program
will be sponsored and hosted in
conjunction with the University of
Florida, IFAS Extension.
The 26 county commissioners
who received their ACC designa-
tion in 2007 are: Alachua County
Commissioners Rodney Long
and Lee Pinkoson; Citrus County
Commissioner Vicki Phillips;
Collier County Commissioner
Frank Halas; Dixie County Com-
missioner Buddy Lamb; DeSoto
County Commissioner Ronald
Neads; Duval County Commis-
sioner Suzanne Jenkins; Flagler
County Commissioner James
O'Connell; Franklin County Com-
missioners Noah Lockley and
Cheryl Sanders; Hendry County
Commissioner Janet Taylor;
Highlands County Commissioner
Barbara Stewart; Holmes County
Commissioner Raymon Thomas;
Jefferson County Commissioner
Jerry Sutphin; Leon County Com-
missioner Jane Sauls; Levy Coun-
ty Commissioners Nancy Bell and
Lilly Rooks; Palm Beach County
Commissioner Jeff Koons; Polk
County Commissioner Sam John-
son; Santa Rosa County Commis-
sioner Gordon Goodin; Sumter
County Commissioner Randy
Mask; Suwannee County Com-
missioner Randy Hatch; Volusia
County Commissioners Joie Alex-
ander, Arthur Giles, and Jack Hay-
man; and Wakulla County Com-
missioner Ed Brimner.
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Commissioner program 'and
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www.fl-counties.com.
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Association of Counties is a non-
profit association representing the
diverse interests of Florida's 67
counties.


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Guest Commentary


Reducing greenhouse gas emissions important


By Lewis Hay, III
Chairman and CEO
FPL Group, Inc.
The threat of major, long-term
environmental and economic
damage from climate change
is real and warrants action to
slow, stop and eventually reverse
growth in greenhouse gas emis-
sions such as CO2. Because in-
dustrial activity is at least partly to
blame for the problem, business
leaders have a responsibility to be
part of the solution. It is critical to
put the right policies in place that
will be effective in reducing emis-
sions without imposing unaccept-
able costs or needlessly shocking
the economy. Bad policy can be
just as damaging as no policy. In
addressing this issue, we need to
think as Floridians because dif-
ferent potential policies can vary
dramatically in their impact on
our state.
At FPL, we invested significant-
ly in making our existing power
plants more efficient and building
highly efficient plants to meet the
needs of our growing customer
base. Our fuel mix is diversified,
and about half of our electricity
today is generated from cleaner
natural gas and a fifth from nucle-
ar. That starkly contrasts to the to-
tal U.S. fuel mix used to generate
electricity - with coal producing
half of the nation's power. Most
of those coal plants are tradition-
al, less efficient plants with higher
rates of C02 emissions.
If we are not diligent about de-
tails of new federal C02 policies,
Floridians could end up paying
twice. By investing in clean and
efficient technologies, we already
have paid for our cleaner skies
and lower emissions rates. In
fact, if all U.S. electric companies


reduced their C02 emissions to
the same level as FPL Group, the
nation's C02 emissions would be
better than required by the Kyoto
Protocol. We have achieved this
standard in part because of our
national leadership in renewable
energy, such as wind. It would be
grossly unfair if we were forced
by the federal government to
pay to clean up other regions of
the country that have enjoyed
the lower prices associated with
cheaper traditional coal plants
and inefficient generation, and
consequently much higher emis-
sions.
Certain Congressional propos-
als addressing C02 and climate
change would require every com-
pany simply to reduce their emis-
sions by the same percent relative
to their historical level of emis-
sions, without regard for efficien-
cy records or customer growth.
It's like asking a 300-pound man
and a 165-pound man each to
lose 25 per cent of their weight.
The 300-pound man - the inef-
ficient, high emitter of C02 in our
analogy-clearly needs to lose
the weight and more. The 165-
pound man -- who has made the
difficult decisions and the sacri-
fices necessarily to be fit - simply
doesn't have any weight to lose.
Instead, in a perverse twist, un-
der some Congressional cap and
trade proposals, the lean man will
have to buy allowances from the
overweight man just to meet the
arbitrary reduction mandate. In
real terms, Floridians, because
companies like FPL have already
reduced C02 emissions rates
significantly over recent years
and thus have little, if any, more
"weight" to lose, will have to buy
credits from companies in other


states. In contrast, a policy that
simply puts a price on carbon and
keeps raising that price provides a
powerful market incentive to the
heavy carbon emitters to change
their fuel diet without penalizing
those who have already achieved
C02 "fitness."
Likewise, a C02 policy that ig-
nores Florida's growth rate would
be like asking a fast-growing 14-
year old athlete to lose weight at
the same rate as his sedentary
middle-aged parents. It is unrea-
sonable and can be dangerous to
his health.
While it may be possible for
Congress to agree to a reasonably
fair and effective cap and trade
system,. there is no assurance
that this will be the case. More--
over, it will be administratively
complex, expensive, subject to
fraud and substantially harmful to
our economy. FPL recommends
a straightforward fee to be im-
posed equally on all carbon used
as fuel anywhere in the nation. It
puts a price on carbon as it enters
the market -- a direct way that is
simple and inexpensive to admin-
ister, fair in its application and
effective in achieving lower emis-
sions while encouraging techno-
logical advancement.
The carbon fee spreads the
burden across the entire economy
so that transportation, electricity
.generation and all other sectors
are equally encouraged to take
action. Starting at $10 per ton of
carbon content and rising every
year, the fee provides a real price
signal to change consumer be-
havior and incentives, for invest-
ments in new technology and al-
ternative fuels. Proceeds from the
fee should be put back into the
economy to help fund develop-


ment and deployment of carbon
capture and alternative fuel tech-
nologies and to compensate low-
income consumers who might be
hurt by the price increases. This is
not a tax because 1) it would be
revenue-neutral to government,
and 2) you can actually avoid pay-
ing a fee by choosing not to emit
carbon.
Economists such as Paul Volk-
er and Robert Reich are among
those who support a fee to con-
trol carbon use. Commentator
Thomas Friedman and former
Vice President Al Gore also sug-
gest pricing carbon into all goods
and services nationwide rather
than allow historical levels of C02
emissions to be "grandfathered"
or given "free" allowances. Even
a recent report by the Intergovern-
mental Panel on Climate Change,
a group under the direction of
the UN and the WMO, notes that
a fee would be an efficient way
to internalize the price of green-
house gases and 'that emission
allowances have distributional
consequences and price volatility
that make it difficult to predict the
cost of compliance. A price on
carbon makes complete sense to
economists and also is fairest to
Florida.
We encourage Floridians to
learn everything they can about
the issue, to take whatever con-
servation steps they can person-
ally, and to ask their U.S. Senators
and Representatives to look out
for Florida 's interests while pro-
viding good policy for the nation
and the world.,
A national fee on carbon as
fuel is fair, equitable, effective and
responsible. It is a policy whose
time has come.


Community Events


Emotions Anonymous
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Emotions Anonymous meets
at Palm Terrace Nursing Home,
301 South Gloria Street, from 4 to
5 p.m. each Thursday.

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

Homeowners
association meets
Pioneer Homeowners Asso-
ciation and Neighborhood Watch


meeting will be held every second
Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at
the Pioneer Community Center.
Everyone is welcome and invited
to attend.

Guardian Ad Litem
volunteers needed
Are you flexible, open-minded
and interested in advocating for
a child? Only 60 percent of Lee,
Collier, Charlotte, Glades and
Hendry County children taken
from their homes due to allega-
tions of abuse or neglect have
a volunteer Guardian ad Litem
(GAL) to protect their interests.
A GAL volunteer has the oppor-
tunity to be a champion for an
abused, neglected or abandoned
child in court and within the com-
munity, strongly supported by
program staff. For information,
to apply, or to ask how your busi-
ness 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.

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

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


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.


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Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National
Weather Service
Clewiston and surrounding area
Thursday: Partly cloudy and hot, with a high near 95. East winds
will be between 3 and 6 mph. Isolated showers and thunder-
storms after 2 p.m. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. There is a
20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. East winds will
be between 3 and 6 mph.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy and hot, with a high near 95. East winds will
be between 3 and 6 mph.Scattered showers and thunderstorms
are likely.The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Scattered show-
ers and thunderstorms are likely. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 93. Scattered showers
and thunderstormsare likely. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Scattered
showers and thunderstormsare likely. The chance of rain is 30 per-
cent.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 93. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms are likely.The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms are likely. Chance of rain is 40 per-
cent.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 92. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms are likely. The chance of rain is 40 percent.


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Arrest Report


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

Western Palm
Beach County
Belle Glade
* Alfonso Powell, 68, of North-
east 29th Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on July 3, by PBSO and
charged with fraud. He was re-
leased on a surety bond.
* Kevin Howze, 25, of Linda
Road, Belle Glade, was arrested
on July 3, by PBSO and charged
with battery. No bond was set.
* Theressa, Fuqua, 52, of
Southwest Fifth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on July 4, by
PBSO and charged with battery
and resisting an officer without
violence. She was later released.
* Alex Lozada, 33, of South-'
east Nineth Street, was arrested
on July 5, by PBSO on an out of
,county warrant and booked for
the Hendry County Sheriff's Of-
fice. No bond was set.
* Shaurda Everett, 19, of
Southwest Sixth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on July 5, by
PBSO and charged with failure to
appear- retail theft. She was re-
leased on a cash bond.
* Gary Miller, 35, of South-
west Avenue D, Belle Glade, was
arrested on July 5, by PBSO and
charged with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon and ag-
gravated assault with a deadly
weapon. He was released on a
surety bond.
* Sabrina Jackson, 30, of
Southwest Ace C Place, Belle
Glade, was arrested on July 5, by
PBSO and charged with violation
of probation-aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon. No bond
was set.
* Charkita Laidler, 26, of South-


west Third Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 6, by PBSO
on a Hendry County warrant. No
bond was set.
* Rogelio Martinez, 31, of
Northwest Seventeenth Street,
Belle Glade, was arrested on July
6, by PBSO and charged with bur-
glary and petit larceny. He was re-
leased on a surety bond.
* Tammy Smith, 26, of Cov-
enant Drive, Belle. Glade, was
arrested on July 6, by PBSO and
charged with fraud-utter false in-
strument. She was released on a
surety bond.
* Johnny Smith, 30, of South-
west Seventh Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 6, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
failure to appear-aggravated bat-
tery and domestic battery. No
bond was set.
* Ricky Pollock, 29, of Nort-
west Fifteenth Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 8, and
charged with battery and posses-
sion of marijuana. No bond was
set.
* Willie Irving, 20, of South-
west Tenth Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 9, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
carrying a concealed weapon
and possession of a weapon by
a convicted felon. No bond was
set.
* Brian Small, 23, of S.R. 715
Belle Glade, was arrested on July
9, by PBSO and charged with
failure to appear-grand theft. No
bond was set.
* Jean Ulysse, 43, of South-
west Avenue B, Belle Glade, was
arrested, on July 9, by PBSO and
charged with probation violation-
domestic battery. No bond was
set.

Pahokee
* Luis Colon, 18, of Bay Bot-
tom Road, Pahokee, was arrested
on July 3, and by PBSO charged
with battery. He was later re-
leased.
* Shaterreca Miller, 20, of


Glades Drive, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on July 3, by PBSO and
charged with battery. She was
later released.
* Terry Jones, 42, of Dobrow
Court, Pahokee, was arrested on
July 4, by PBSO and charged with
cocaine possession and posses-
sion on narcotic equipment. He
was later released.
*Alvin Hill, 43, of Begonia
Street, Pahokee, was arrested on
July 5, by PBSO and charged with
battery. He was later released.
* Jermaine Burton, 22, of
Cypress Avenue, Pahokee, was
arrested on July 5, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation-burglary and
grand theft. No bond was set.
* Dudley Clark, 43, of Shive
Drive, Pahokee, was arrested on
July 6, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with possession of
cocaine and driving while license
is suspended second offense. No
bond was set.
* Darrell Hickman, 36, of Ba-
com Point Road, Pahokee, was
arrested on July 6, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with co-
caine possession, possession of
narcotic equipment and resisting
an officer without violence. No
bond was set.
* Lacresha Troutman, 23, of
Pelican Lake Drive, Pahokee, was
arrested on July 6, by PBSO and
charged with violation of proba-
tion-grand theft. No bond was
set.
* Fred Morgan, 49, of Pelican
Lake, Pahokee, was arrested on
July 6, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with sex offender
violation- failure to comply with
registration law. He was later re-
leased.
* Latwista Mcfadden, 19, of
Whidden Road, Pahokee, was
arrested on July 6, by PBSO and
charged with child neglect. She
was released on a surety bond.
* Theodore Thompson, 23, of
Farm Place, Pahokee, was arrest-
ed on July 6, by PBSO on a war-
rant charging him with probation


Shooting in Harlem injures three


Officials search
for shooter

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
HARLEM - Witnesses say
a man involved in an argument
with another man shot several
rounds at him, hitting him -- and
two others by accident -- in a dis-
pute in Harlem on Monday.
The shooting victims all sur-
vived, and officials are now
searching for Joe Nathan Willing-
ham, also known as "Sunshine,"
for questioning.
The incident happened July 9th
at 1068 Harlem Academy.
According to a probable cause
affidavit provided by the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office, an argu-
ment between the two subjects


started shortly before 10 p.m.
Witnesses at the scene said the
two were arguing about one hav-
ing reportedly hit the other with
his car earlier.
Before long, one man pulled a
gun out and reportedly fired sev-,
eral times at the other hitting him
in the left upper thigh/buttock
area. Markeith Dwan Pope, 29,
told officials he tried to run away
from the shooter, fearing that he
would be shot in the face, and,
when he felt a sting in his leg,
knew he had been hit.
According to the report, at
the hospital, Pope told investi-
gators that he wanted to press
charges against his attacker, but
also warned deputies that if they
didn't "do y'all's job," his "boys'll
handle it."
Pope said he knew the sus-


Two others were also injured
in the shooting.
Both said they did not know
what had happened, and had
only heard arguing. They said
they were not' sure who had shot
them.
Surveillance video at the near-
by Sony's Service Center store
showed the scene as it played
out. Investigators are reviewing
the video for evidence, but are
looking for Mr. Willingham for
further questioning.
If you have any information
about this crime, you are urged
to contact the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office at 983-1440.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza
can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


FHP reported 31 holiday fatalities


TALLAHASSEE - Thirty one
people were killed in crashes
investigated by Florida Highway
Patrol troopers over the six-day
July fourth holiday driving period,
which, began July 3 and ended
July 8. During this period, troop-
ers charged 167 people with driv-
ing under the influence; issued
7,589 speeding citations; issued
1,426 seatbelt and child restraint
citations; and assisted 4,225 mo-
torists on Florida's highways. The
Florida Highway Patrol again par-
ticipated in Operation C.A.R.E.
(Combined Accident Reduction


Effort), a national program aimed
at reducing the number of traffic
crashes on interstate highways
during holiday periods. During
the official holiday driving period
(Tuesday, July 3, through Sunday
July 8), the Florida Highway Pa-
trol investigated 2,270 collisions.
The statistical information provid-
ed below represents preliminary
figures and covers only those
crashes investigated by Florida
Highway Patrol troopers:
* The 31 deaths occurred in
28 separate traffic crashes.
* 16 fatalities (or 52 percent)


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week.


occurred during the hours of
darkness.
* Of the 28 traffic crashes, 23
(or 82 percent) remain listed as
pending test results; with 5 (or
18 percent)' presently classified as
not alcohol related.
* Of the 31 deaths, 4 (or 13
percent) were pedestrians, 2 (or
6 percent) were bicyclists and 1
(or 3 percent) was riding a go-
cart.
* 67 percent of those killed in
vehicles normally equipped with
safety belts were not wearing
their belts.


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violation-aggravated assault. No
bond was set.
* Keshia Wright, 34, of Padgett
Circle, Pahokee, was arrested on
July 7, by PBSO on a warrant
charging her with probation vio-
lation- aggravated assault. She
was later released.
* Denarius Jones, of Pope
Court, Pahokee, was arrested on
July 10, by PBSO and charged
with possession of marijuana,
possession of drugs without a
prescription and probation viola-
tion. No bond was set.
South Bay
* Robert Tate, 17, of South-
west Twelfth Avenue, South Bay,
was arrested on July 8, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
fleeing and eluding the police,
driving without a license and re-
sisting an officer. No bond was
set.
* Charlie Coney, 79, of Harrell
Drive, South Bay, was arrested
on July 8, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with failure to ap-
pear-aggravated battery. He was
later released.
* Annette Miller, of Harrell
Drive, South Bay, was arrested
on July 9, by PBSO and on a war-
rant charging her with failure to
appear-possession of cocaine,
possession of paraphernalia and
carrying a concealed weapon.
No bond was set.
Canal Point
* Sylvia Jones, 33, of Lake-
shore Drive, Canal Point was ar-
rested on July 5, by PBSO and
charged with cocaine posses-
sion and possession of narcotic
equipment. She was released on
a surety bond.

Hendry County
Clewiston
* Alberto, Catagena, 29, of
Clewiston, was arrested July 8,
and charged with failure to ap-
pear for a felony offense.
* James Jude Fischer, 46, of

Crime

Stoppers

The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the fol-
lowing wanted fugitive.
. Caroline Griffin, age 41, is a
black female with black hair and
brown eyes. She
is 5 feet, 8 inches , . ::
tall and weighs .
approximately '
125 pounds. She
has scars on her
left hand and
also on her eye.
Griffin, want-
ed for felony Caroline
failure to appear Griffin
for violation of
probation for petit theft, is also
known as Sheila Griffin, Cath-
erine Brown, Mythyla Griffin and
Francina Griffin. She has formerly
lived on Southwest Third Street in
Belle Glade.
Anyone with information on
this wanted fugitive is 'asked to
contact the Crime Stoppers at
1(800) 458-TIPS (8477) or online
at: www.crimestopperspbc.com




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Clewiston, was arrested July 5,
and charged with probation vio-
lation for a felony.
* Christopher Douglas Flynn,
18, of Clewiston , was arrested
July 6, and charged with burglary
of structure conveyance unarmed
without a person inside, three
counts of larceny-theft is $300 or
more, but less than $5,000 and
dealing in stolen property. Total
bond was set at $18,500.
* Russell James Terray, 37, of
Clewiston, was arrested July 4,
and charged with failure to ap-
pear for a felony offense.

Glades County
* Bobby Arnold, 28, of
Okeechobee, was arrested on
July 1, and charged with driving
under the influence, fleeing and
eluding the police resisting an of-
ficer without violence, failure to
sign citation, driving while license
is suspended and burglary. He re-
mains in custody with a set bond
Of $4,755.
* Billy Bailey, 28, of
Okeechobee, was arrested on
July 3, by R. Baker and charged
with driving under the influence
and resisting an officer without vi-
olence. He was later released on
surety bonds of $5,000 and $750.
* Robert Mathias, 30, of Moore
Haven, was arrested on July 3, by
J. Griner on two active Glades
County warrants. He remains in


custody with set bonds of $5,000
and $1,500.
* Wesley Durham, 21, of Se-
bastian, was arrested on July 3,
by S. Weikert and charged with
driving under the influence and
possession of marijuana. He
was released on a surety bond of
$750.
* Timothy Turi, 47 of Moore.
Haven was arrested on July 5,
Florida Highway Patrol officer J.
Wilcox and charged with driving
under the influence and doing se-,
rious bodily harm to another. He.
was released on a surety bond.
* Richard Peterson 43, of-
Moore Haven, was arrested orn
July 5, by T. Shaw on two active
Glades County warrants. He re-
mains in custody without bond-
on one warrant and a set bond of
$4,999 on the other.
* Queen Harris, 48, of Moore
Haven, was arrested on July 5,
by J. Griner on an active Glades,
County warrant. She remains in
custody without bond.
* Richard Causey, 67, of Moore,
Haven, was arrested on July 6, by;
J. Griner and charged with two,
counts of dealing in stolen prop-'
erty. He was later released on
a $10,000 surety bond for each
count.
* Nathanr Smith, 36, of
Okeechobee, was arrested' on
July 6, by J.Griner on an active
Glades County warrant. He re-
mains in custody without bond.


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-By Barbara Oehlbeck
.Special to
Glades County Democrat
Thear there are those around
in both town and country of the
'"chosen" counties that border
Lake Okeechobee: Glades, Hen-
dry, Palm Beach and Okeechobee,
and also, since they are so geo-
graphically close, St. Lucie and
'Highlands, who know about it.
But then there are more than a
few who don't. Curry Island. A
spit of land in Glades County, on
the western perimeter of the Big
Lake that in days a-gone was a
real honest-to-God island before
those who thought they could
improve the earth got to digging
and ditching.
And there's a story about the
fruit that grows there, the guava/
guajava that has taken to the wilds
of the used-to-be island like bees
to honey or bass to the lake.
It's still called an island, but
when all the diking was going on
close to the lake, the water level
of the lake was lowered, thus the
island became connected to the
land at one point, therefore an
island as such, it is no more. Nev-
ertheless, in this part of the world,
it's still Curry Island, where the
biggest and best of the biggest
'and best guajavas grow. Their
chosen time of year is September
and October.
According to the late Vance
Whidden of Moore Haven, who
was a well-known native Floridi-
an and served as a Glades County
Commissioner for 20 years, there
used to be untold numbers of the
trees, great stands of them on
Curry Island. Now, sadly enough,
there are relatively few but those
* that remain are big and bountiful,
and so far this look as if it will be
a good year..
As to the name of the island,
according to Mr. Whidden, there
.used to be a commercial fisher-
man who had his place on the
left, the north, that is, right there
at the island. Everybody called
'.him Uncle Will, Uncle Will Curry,
so the island just got to be called
.Curry Island. This was way back
*in the early 1900s. Mr. Whidden's
.grandfather, who was also a
Florida native, lived on that island
':for a long, long time. They had a
'pitcher pump and they farmed
:right there.
In fact, a lot of people lived
r- on that island before the big hur-
',ricane in the late 1920s and a
r few stayed on afterwards but not


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many.
And the story goes on that one
of the biggest moonshine opera-
tions in these parts was on that is-
land. It was owned by the Parker
brothers who were in the cattle
business. All the land was open
range then, but it was the still that
was the real money maker.
There was a big concrete slab,
that's where the still was. Living
quarters were on the second floor
above the still.
The man that ran the still
was named Cecil Johnson. They
raised corn between the island
and where 78 is now, then natu-
rally, they used the corn to make
the moonshine. That still was run
24 hours a day!
After it was made and bottled,
that moonshine was loaded on
boats and hauled to Canal Point
where they sold it. In those days
about everybody made moon-
shine. It was just another indus-
try.
One day Cecil Johnson was
headed out going to town or
somewheree" to pick up sup-
plies and things, and here comes
the prohibition officer.
The officer stopped Cecil and
said, "You're under arrest for run-
ning a moonshine operation."
Cecil'was real quick with a
comeback saying, "You can't 'rest
me without a warrant and papers
to search."


The officer agreed, then sim-
ply took out handcuffs, locked
Johnson to the nearest fence
post, went back to town, got the
warrant papers, came back and
destroyed the whole operation!
'Course Johnson got arrested.
And that's the story about
moonshine-makin' on Curry Is-
land.
But getting back to the guavas
on Curry Island, Mr. Whidden said
that every few years (like 1997 for
instance), the trees get knocked
down by freezing and then for a
couple years there was little or no
fruit, but in a good year, like 1996,
those guavas were something to
see, and to taste.
And, there are those who be-
lieve that every now and then
for reasons known only to them,
guavas and guajavas simply rest
a year producing little or no fruit,
then the next year, there will be a
bumper crop.
Both varieties thrive in sub-
tropic Florida providing delicious
fruit and extraordinary beauty in
the landscape. While preferring
rich soil in a sunny location, both
are amazingly adaptable and
quite drought-tolerant when the
plants become well established.
Oddly enough neither attracts
diseases.
Raccoons and squirrels as well
as various birds prize both variet-
ies almost as much as "folks".


Submitted photo/Barbara Oehlbeck

These tropical fruits are also
called guava apples.
As big and impressive as the
guava/guajava is, there are those
who vow that its flavor does not
compare with the Cattley guava,
commonly called strawberry
guava, which is a much smaller
fruit and close to the color of
strawberries. It is the Cattley that
is most often used in the land-
scape. There are old favorite fam-
ily recipes for making guava jelly,
or jelly-jam as the case may be.
If, in straining the juice from the
fruit after it's been cooked, the
pulp goes through the strainer,
the results will be jelly-jam. And
there are those who vow that
guava jelly-jam has a finer flavor
than the clear guava jelly.
And for guava non-purists, try
this: Just when the juice begins to
string off a spoon, which means
it's just before jelling, simply add
a box of either strawberry or rasp-
berry Jello. Stir rapidly and in a
minute or two the juice will show
it's ready to be poured into jars.
In addition to the color being en-
hanced, so the flavor will be also
-- a delicate taste of strawberry or
raspberry. You'll probably never
go back to making plain guava
jelly. (One box of either flavor to
a 4-cup jelly recipe.)
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The 2006-2007 water shortage Question and answer


The following questions are
those frequently asked by local
residents in the South Florida Wa-
ter Management District regard-
ing recent drought situation.
Question: Finally, it's started
to rain, which should help the
drought. So, why is water being
released to the ocean? Shouldn't
we be saving every drop?
Answer: We are storing as
much rain from storm water
runoff as possible, but there are
limits. Why? Because there is
not a lot of surface water storage
available in most coastal commu-
nities, particularly areas east of
1-95. That's why you may see wa-
ter being discharged: to prevent
rainfall-related flooding in some
neighborhoods.
Flooding can happen very
quickly because .most of South
Florida is relatively flat, and in
heavily developed areas, natural
lands that could absorb excess
water are in short supply. Sudden,
heavy rainfall also doesn't sit long
enough on the soil to be well ab-
sorbed. In addition, most storm
water systems in older commu-
nities are not designed to handle
more than a few inches of rain
without some flooding. Those
neighborhoods, as well as larger
city or county systems, all feed
into our regional system. So, even
if it doesn't look as if your neigh-
borhood is in danger of flooding,
many communities upstream or
downstream of your neighbor-
hood may need to drain excess
water into the regional system.
In short, we simply do not
have enough places to store all
the rainfall we receive during the
wet season, and there is no way
to move water all the way back
to Lake Okeechobee. Without
the storage capacity to capture
additional rainfall, the SFWMD


must make periodic discharges of
water to tide for flood protection.
Without these discharges, streets
and homes would be flooded.
As we head into the peak of
the rainy season, additional rain-
fall likely will trigger the need for
additional flood protection dis-
charges to tide.
Question: How can you still
claim there's a drought when my
lawn is green and it's raining ev-
ery day?
Answer: Central and northern
portions of the SFWMD remain
critically dry, as wet season rains
have been highly localized over
much of the southern third of the
District. Over the past 30 days, for
example, Lake Okeechobee, a
primary backup water supply to
five million South Floridians dur-
ing the dry season, received less
than five inches of rain, while por-
tions of Miami-Dade and Broward
counties received more than 12
inches over the same period.
In Central Florida, this is still a
drought.
Think of a drought as a clima-
tological phenomenon where not
enough rain enters the system; a
water shortage is a community's
inability to deal with a drought:
While the Lower East Coast ap-
pears. t be tr- UFlitioriirilm out of .int
18-rririnth-long, di\ , weather pat.
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Question. \ -hen i.1l Ithe Dis-
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the SFWMD Governing Board will
make the decision to modify re-
strictions.
The water shortage will end
only when enough rainfall soaks
into our underground supplies,
refills the Water Conservation
Areas and raises the level of Lake
Okeechobee. One indicator of
adequate water supply is a wa-
ter elevation of 14 feet in Lake
Okeechobee, and computer
modeling currently suggests there
is only a 10 percent chance the
lake level will climb to this eleva-
tion by the end of the current wet
season.
Question: Why are lower Lake
Okeechobee levels a concern?
Answer: It is a constant and
delicate balance: water supply
for people and the needs of the
environment. Low water levels
do benefit the lake ecosystem;
for example, submerged aquatic
vegetation receives more sunlight
and thus tends to thrive, rejuve-
nating fish and wildlife habitats
and improving the ecology of the
lake.
Habitat recovery efforts are un-
derway to remove harmful muck
layers from the exposed lakebed.
However, water levels that are too
low can be detrimental and cause
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prediction can be made at this
time as to precisely when the
lake's water levels will return to
their normal elevations.
Question: What is the
minimum water level Lake
Okeechobee must reach before
we can end water restrictions?
Answer: That is hard to tell. A
variety of factors, not just the lake
level, will be used to determine
modifications to current water
restrictions; these include rainfall,
groundwater levels, other surface
water levels, soil moisture lev-
els, salinity levels in coastal well
fields, etc.
Water levels in Lake
Okeechobee are approximately
four feet below their historic aver-
age for this time of year. The lev-
els will need to rise appreciably
before any end to water restric-
tions can be declared, particularly
within the Lake Okeechobee Ser-
vice Area, which relies almost ex-
clusively on the lake as a primary
water resource.
Question: Why did you drain
the lake last year? Isn't this all
your fault?
Answer: The Army Corps of
Engineers, which is responsible
for managing water levels in the
lake, relies on the best, most
cuil-rent inir .l ir llonri o - a ilable tio
giule \watel n'anac'enenrt deci-
s ions, thi ii-niudes Ih'ri lel Irn
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ei. aCtii.e rturriarine seasoJn and
fi ccoidaince ith a comrrplex
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direct .\alet ma.inageemenr deci-
s ons at spetiLc after elevations
arnd time_-: 1l ear These resulted


United Way announces new board members


in a water level reduction of per-
haps 1.5 feet over the course of
several months.
The Army Corps of Engineers
made these decisions in light
of concerns over the structural
integrity of the Herbert Hoover
Dike and the serious flooding
threat that high lake levels pose
to communities around the lake.
The same occurred prior to the
active hurricane seasons of 2004
and 2005.


Should a storm of even mod-
erate magnitude damage the dike
when water stages are high, com-
munities like Clewiston, Pahokee
and Belle Glade could experience
catastrophic flooding. As a matter
of public safety, the lake cannot
be managed at high elevations
during the wet season, and even
if no discharges had been made,
we would still be in a severe,
long-term drought and subse-
quent water shortage.


FORT MYERS - Several com-
munity leaders have joined the
board of directors of the United
Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades
Counties. New board members
include: Mark Morris, President
of Commerce Bank; Sandy Rob-
inson, President of Northern
Trust Bank; Michael Smith, Vice
President of Corporate Relations
Chico's; A. Scott White of A. Scott
White Financial Planners; Danny
Morgan, Area Executive of Re-
gions Bank; Cora Malloy, partner
in the :.aw firm Henderson Frank-
lin; Karen Ryan, Public Relations
Manager for LCEC; Ed Ryan, De-
velopment Director Bishop Verot
High School; Diana Black, Senior
Vice-President of First Community
Bank; Arlene Goldberg, Manager
Safety, Facilities and Purchasing
for LYNX; Doug Luckett, Chief
Administrative Officer of South-
west Regional Medical Center at
Gulf Coast Hospital, both part of
the Lee Memorial Health System;
and Mellone Long, Community
Development Director for the City
of Fort Myers.
The board of directors overseas
the organization's fundraising,
fund distribution, and community
planning efforts. Last year in our
community, more than 300,000
people's lives were touched by
United Way of Lee, Hendry and
Glades Counties partner agencies.
Sixty-seven partner health and hu-
man service agencies form a net-
work that works together across
our community to cover a broad
spectrum of needs. These services
are fueled by an annual campaign
that raised more than $6.9 million
in 2006-2007.


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Area community leaders have joined the board of directors of the United Way of Lee, Hendry
and Glades Counties. New board members include Mark Morris, President of Commerce
Bank: Sandy Robinson, President of Northern Trust Bank: Michael Smith, Vice President of
CorDrvar) Relations Chico's; A. Scott White of A. Scott White Financial Planners: Danny
Morgan, Area Executive of Regions Bank; Cora Malloy. partner in the law firm Henderson
Franklin; Karen Ryan. Public Relations Manager for LCEC; Ed Ryan. Development Director
Bishop Verot High School; Diana Black, Senior Vice-President of First Community Bank:
Arlene Goldberg, Manager Safety , Facilities and Purchasing for LYNX; Doug Luckett, Chief
Administrative Officer of Southwest Regional Medical Center at Gulf Coast Hospital, both
part of the Lee Memorial Health System: and Mellone Long. Community Development Direc-
tor for the City of Fort Myers.


All money raised in the United
Way campaign stays in the lo-
cal community to help support
the local human service net-
work of partner agencies. United
Way agencies like Alvin A Dubin
Alzheimer's Resource Center,
Children's Advocacy Center, Big
Brothers Big Sisters, LARC and Se-
nior Connections serve a diverse
range of needs in our community
such as nurturing youth and chil-


dren, strengthening families, im-
proving health and independence
for the sick and elderly, helping
the disabled reach their potential
and reaching people in crisis.
In addition to raising funds,
United Way promotes partner-
ships and collaborations among
agencies, helping them to work
together, focusing on issues and
solutions that continue to im-
prove lives.


This year is the organization's
501h anniversary. The United Way
of Lee, Hendry & Glades Counties
has been "the way the communi-
ty cares" since it was established
in 1957.
For more information please
call United Way of Lee, Hendry
and Glades Counties at (239) 433-
2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.
org.


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LAKELAND - Florida citrus
growers could benefit from a re-
cent expansion of the sales tax
exemption on electricity used to
operate a farm.
The new exemption, which
took effect July 1, means all elec-
tricity used in the processing or
production of agricultural prod-
ucts on a farm is exempt from
sales tax. This includes electricity
used in offices, storage buildings
and maintenance shops.
The previous law's ambiguous


language made it unclear whether
certain uses were exempt. The re-
vision could eliminate the need to
install additional meters to segre-
gate eligible and non-eligible elec-
trical power used on the farm.
However, the new law does
not exempt the sales tax on elec-
tricity used in homes or residenc-
es even if they are located on the
farm. Growers should evaluate
their on-farm electric usage to
determine if they benefit from the
expanded exemption.


If a grower benefits, he should
contact his electric company and
provide them with an exemption
certificate. For more information
on the exemption call Rusty Wi-
ygul at (863) 682-1111.


Florida Citrus Mutual, founded
in 1948 and based in Lakeland, is
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First United
Methodist Church, Clewiston
I know it might be hard to be-
lieve, but I was somewhat of a
rebellious child growing up. My
parents and I did not always see
eye to eye. I took pride in being
the first child to
leave home. I
loved my par-
ents, but felt that
they really did
not understand
me or my deci-
sions in life. r
This feeling e
was so strong John
that when I was Hicks
planning to go
on a special retreat in which let-
ters of support from friends and
family were sought by a sponsor,
I didn't even give my sponsor the
name or address of my parents.
He found it anyway. What resulted
was the first letter I ever received


By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D. +
Saint Martin's Church, Clewisto
- One of the ministers who came
to his ministry after many years in
the Air Force used to say "A man
convinced against his will is of the
same opinion still." Later, I read of
a doctor's obser- -
vations over the
years, who con-
cluded that our
opinions that do "
not come from
reason cannot
be changed by .
reason. During
my years of min- Samuel S.
istry, I've heard Thomas
many eloquent
arguments, pro and con, on all
sorts of issues. Usually, they are
well-crafted, well thought-out
arid well-reasoned. They rarely
did much to change the minds of
those who took opposing views.
It seems that people rarely change
their minds in the face of logic
alone; something else must be
going on.
A recent article came across
my desk about moral judgments,
pointing out that there are many
factors in deciding what is right


By Jackie Miller, minister
First Christian Church, Clewiston
On July 4, 1776, there was
signed in the city of Philadelphia
one of America's historic docu-
ments: The Declaration of Inde-
pendence. It marked the birth of
the nation which, under God, was
destined for world leadership!
I But what we often forget is
that, in declaring independence
from. an earthly power, our fore-
fathers made a forthright declara-
tion of dependence on Almighty
G d! The closing words of this
historic document solemnly de-
clare: "With a firm reliance on the
protection of Divine Providence,
we mutually pledge to each other


the blessing 01of this letter with you,
dated Dec. 13, 1987.
Dear John (I have received a
lot of "Dear John" letters in my
life!)
Your mother and I have been
asked by Mike Oliver to write you
a letter in support of your planned,
"Walk to Emmaus" in January. It
is supposed to be an opportunity
for us to express our appreciation
of you and what our relationship
means and has meant over the
years.
When you were little, I had
the same close relationship with
you that I had with the other boys
and I realize now that when you
were in Jr. High, I let you down
by not being as involved with you
in your activities as I was with
the other boys. I also did not un-
derstand your sensitivity to other
people at that time, and when
you came home with a peace
symbol, I never gave you an op-
portunity to state a position - I


or wrong other than rational de-
cisions. A person is poor, but
needs medicine for his wife: will
his stealing be wrong? Of course
it is wrong, but there is a chance
to save a life.
What to do when there is a
conflict?
Usually the deciding factor is
what matters in our own personal
life, not a textbook discussion of
right-versus-wrong. Many of the
rationalizations for doing wrong
center around the idea that the
person is somehow "entitled" to
do what he wants to do rather
than choosing a "right" answer.
People "rationalize" when
there is no rational thinking in-
volved at all. I've heard people
argue that others are "better off"
and they're somehow deprived,
so they can act out to somehow
"even things up." People some-
times just do what they want
without regard for what will hap-
pen later or who will be hurt. A
loving wife asked me one day
why her husband wouldn't go to
the doctor, even though he was
so sick and suffered so much. I
suggested that maybe he hadn't
suffered enough. "When he gets
tired of suffering, he'll go." She ac-


our lives, our fortunes, and our
sacred honor."
It is important that we recall
this very basic Declaration Of De-
pendence, for in her prosperity
and power, and in her unique po-
sition of world leadership, Amer-
ica today is showing signs of for-
getting the God of our Fathers, the
God who gave this nation its birth
and its present greatness.
We need to be reminded of a
solemn warning that God gave to
another great nation which had.
just been declared independent.
This warning is found in the Bible
and, although written over 3,000
years ago, it might well refer to
modern America today.
"For the Lord thy God brin-


IIULnot care to ue con uselUU Uy lacts.
I was critical of your friends and
thus alienated you and never re-
ally re-established a close bond
with you. I regret that now, and if I
had the opportunity to re-run that
part of the race, I would move up
to scouts when you did, to try to
gain back the son that I had "lost"
with a few hasty words.
You are in the correct field.
From the time you were in Sr.
High, I began to see the potential,
and it really came out when you
were in college. I felt that the min-
istry was where you belonged,
but I was not the one to whom
you came for advice in those
days. I will admit that I was quite
pleased when you finally made
the decision to enter the ministry,
and I am very proud of you and
your accomplishment in dedicat-
ing yourself to a life of service to
others.
You will never know the sense
of pride we felt at your ordination.


knowledge that "Maybe you've
got something there.." We are
not really rational beings and so
many non-rational factors enter
into our decisions and choices.
It isn't learning by reasoning but
learning by consequences. There
is a poignant parable when the
lord heals a paralytic carried to
Him by four others (Mark 2:8ff).
The man was desperate and be-
lieved that the Lord would be able
to help him. When he couldn't get
close enough to Jesus, his friends
chopped a hole in the roof of the
house where Jesus was staying
and lowered the paralytic down.
Jesus said simply "My son, your
sins are forgiven." The miracle
was not so much a rational grant-
ing of a wish for healing but see-
ing the heart of the matter and
treating something far more emo-
tional that was at the root of the
problem. When questioned about
it, Jesus replies "Which is easier
to say to the paralytic 'your sins
are forgiven' or to say 'rise, take
up your pallet and walk'? (v.9)."
The pronouncement that follows
afterward is "Rise, take up your
pallet and go home (v.11)." The
healing comes from speaking to
the person where he really hurts.
The consequences of the


geth thee into a good land...a
land wherin thou shalt eat bread
without scarceness... (And) when
thou hast eaten and art full, then
thou shalt bless the Lord thy God
for the good land which He hath
given thee. Beware that thou for-
get not the Lord thy God:...lest
when thou hast eaten and art full,
and hast built goodly houses, and
dwelt therein; and thy silver and
thy gold is multiplied; and all that
thou hast is multiplied; then thine
heart be lifted up, and thou forget
the Lord thy God." (Deut. 8:7-14)
Indeed, history has made it
abundantly clear not only in the
lives of nations, but also of indi-
viduals, that those who by their
lives and actions declare their


Church News in Brief

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Smith. For more information, call the Freedom Fellowship Minis-
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Clewiston Church of Christ, this month, Marsha Edgar, will
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aione ioiU tilo Ie iL llll a n i er ner1
accident, and held her head high
the whole way down the isle. That
event inspired her to do what very
few believed could be done!
Your accomplishments in
school, in the scouts and now as a
person have been sources of pride
to us which you will recognize
when you have children of your
own. The greatest gift any par-
ent can receive is to have a child
do well, and the highest feelings
of ecstasy are realized in the ac-
complishments of your off-spring.
When you do well, we glory.
Keep up your good works,
son, and hold the hand of Him
whom you have vowed to follow.
Your earthly parents love you very
much, and are very proud of you.
Your Heavenly Father must be
even more so. Love, Dad.
Would that all parents might
send such a letter of blessing to
their children!


man's illness were so drastic that
he was willing to do something
very irrational even to have a
chance of getting well; having his
friends chop a hole in somebody's
roof just to get inside. This is not
the most rational of decisions, but
everyone understands what went
into his choices. The Lord under-
stands and acts. The Bible is not
a book of logic, or about people
who do rational things. Rather, it
is a book about people who think
and act as we do. We learn from it
because it can speak to the heart
of human conditions.
That's where we need to listen;
make our decisions; choose what
is best for others and ourselves.
Debates and arguments work
best when things are abstract and
people are indifferent; our choices
come when we stand alongside
of others, when we're personally
involved, when loving is difficult
but the only way forward. Deci-
sions about right or wrong are
never simple, never without emo-
tion, never clear-cut. Recognizing
some of the forces that weigh in
them helps in making them, and
remembering to temper them
with the best kind of love we can
offer. That's what Jesus did!


independence from God, soon
'become slavishly dependent
upon the circumstances of life.
On the other hand, those who
have humbly declared their de-
pendence upon God have been
remarkably free and independent
of life's changing circumstances.
So as we think again of the
birth of our great nation, may
we pray'that our beloved coun-
try might have new birth of free-
dom; not a freedom from God,
which always leads to license
and ultimate slavery, but rather
a freedom built upon God and
His commandments, apart from
which any nation will eventually
perish.




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June 2 and had donated $342.63 of their proceeds to the 4-H Silver Saddles Club mem-
bers to help two of their members, China Bryant and Kelsie Hansen, attend the 2007 Wela-
ka Horsemanship Camp on the week of June 18. Members of the Rodeo Association's
board of directors presented the check to the girls. Left to right are Anna Dunham, Beverly
Eaves, China Bryant, Benny Alvarez, Donny Shaw, Kelsie Hansen and Liz Shaw.


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woman screaming.
Although stunned at what had
occurred, the woman, who was
struck hit by the suspect's vehicle
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Community News


Archaeological
sites sought
Kara Bridgman Sweeney of the
Florida Public Archaeology Net-
work is interested in meeting with
people to record or learn about
sites in our area. Do you know
of a shell mound, a canal, or an
old still around here, or of a place
where artifacts have been seen or
collected? Contact Kara with any
information! Also, she is available
to present educational programs
or lectures about archaeology to
your community or social group
anytime!
P.O. Box 608 (7450 Pineland
Rd.)
Pineland, FL 33945
Phone: (239) 283-2062
FAX: (239) 283-2080
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Scout meetings
announced
Pack 667 meets every Thurs-
day evening from 7 until 8 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church
on West Arcade Avenue across
from Woodworks Park. New


tion purchased the helmets and
turned them over to the local
police department just in time
for the Fourth of July Celebration
held earlier this month.
Lines of children and adults
waited for their turn to receive a
helmet.
According to Mrs. Peterson, a
number of helmets are still avail-


plates of the vehicle as it sped off.
Investigators later found the
vehicle abandoned in a nearby
apartment complex, and retrieved
a bullet lying in plain view inside
the truck, according to the infor-
mation.
Later that day, at approxi-
mately 5:30 p.m., Arenas turned
himself in after several telephone
conversations with officials.
The victim's mother remem-


Scouts and returning Scouts are
always welcome.

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.

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

Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Liv-
ing will be doing outreach on a
regular basis at the Moore Ha-


able in teen and adult sizes. She
encourages residents interested
in receiving the helmets to con-
tact the police department for
more information.
If you are interested, in a hel-
met, call the police department at
983-1474.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
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bered seeing her daughter clutch
her stomach after she was wound-
ed. Sitting in the passenger's seat
of the vehicle, Ms. Lastra heard
her daughter gasp.
"Porque?" her daughter cried,
Spanish for "Why?"
Several people huddled around
the mother to console her.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
lgonzalez@newszap.com.


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.

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

Bingo night
change announced
Clewiston Elks Lodge #1853
is proud to announce that they
will be playing bingo on Thurs-
day nights as opposed to Monday
nights. All are welcome to come
and play; cash prizes awarded.
Proceeds also go to helping lo-
cal students obtain scholarship
opportunities. Early birds start
at 6:30 p.m. with regular games
starting at 7:30 p.m. Help us to
help others because "Elks care-
Elks share."


HENDRY COUNTY - Four
Hendry County 4-H members
joined 200 additional youth from
across the state in Tallahassee on
June 25 through 29, to participate
in the 2007 Florida State 4-H Leg-
islature.
Jessica Bechtel served on the
state planning committee for
the event and played the role of
House Education Committee
Chair. She also served as the ma-
jority party whip in the House of
Representatives.
Spencer Fletcher served on
the Senate Agriculture and Natu-
ral Resources Committee as well
as being minority party whip in
the Senate.
Lewis Nobles served as a
member of the House Criminal
and Juvenile Justice Committee.
Jacinda Sheltra served as a
lobbyist for the Law Enforcement
Council and participated as a jus-
tice in a mock Supreme Court
trial.
Proposed legislation was first
debated in committee, where
lobbyists had the opportunity to
testify before the members; then
those bills that passed committee
were sent to-the -House and Sen-
ate floors for further debate and


Profile
Continued From Page 1
ANSWER: I was born here in
Florida. To be specific, I was born
and raised here in Clewiston.
QUESTION: What do you do?
ANSWER: I am the program
coordinator for Catholic Chari-
ties, Diocese of Venice, for Hen-
dry and Glades counties.
QUESTION: Why do you do
what you do?
ANSWER: I do what I do be-
cause, I get the opportunity to
help local people from our com-
munity and nearby communities
in emergency type situations,
which can be either getting
evicted or getting their utilities
shut off. So our Catholic Charities
help these people with a portion
of their bill or rent/mortgage in
order to help them catch up. We
are only able to help with a por-
tion, because we operate solely
through donations, which are al-
ways welcome.
QUESTION: Can you describe


Facility
Continued From Page 1
complex in Clewiston, and has
been in use for many years. It
sustained heavy damages by Hur-
ricane Wilma.
Commissioners are consider-
ing the new facility, at a cost of
$250,000, funded in partnership
by Hendry County and the city
of Clewiston, since both govern-
ments work closely with respect


Blackwell
Continued From Page 1
don't, just having the opportunity
to play in the big leagues, it really
doesn't matter which team I play
for," Chad said.
Throughout the way, his fam-
ily has stuck by him.
"My family has been very
supportive, for them it is natural
now," Chad said, "but it was very
difficult at the beginning. Being so
far away from home made it diffi-
cult, but my family usually comes
once or twice to my games to see
me play, and in the off-season I
go visit them in Clewiston," he
said.


possible passage. Members had
to modify or amend bills to match
in both house and senate before
being passed on to the governor
to sign. The governor signed six
of the bills that passed house and
senate and vetoed two. The mem-
bers successfully overrode the
governor's veto on one bill. Local
members wrote and submitted
legislation dealing with the per-
mitting of raw milk sales directly
from the farm; requiring stages of
re-introduction of foster children
to legal parents; resolving certain
misdemeanor crimes through a
citizen review panel rather than
the court system; requiring dis-
ruptive or dangerous students to
attend an alternative school; re-
quiring employers to pay at least
minimum wage to all employees
(particularly service employees
such as waiters and waitresses);
and requiring all costumed char-
acters interacting with the pub-
lic to have a background check.
Over 60 bills were discussed
throughout the week: Proposed
legislation falls into categories
covering Agriculture and Natural
Resources; Criminal and Juvenile
Justice; Education; Government,
Commerce, & Transportation;


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Guadalupe Depaz.
yourself?
ANSWER: I consider myself
a very hard working individual,
very caring, good mother, always
giving a helping hand, and very
dedicated to my job, the church
and the community.
QUESTION: What scares you?
ANSWER: What scares me,
hmm, I would have to say that
what really scares me is to see


to animal control issues.
Although the city and the
county researched the possibil-
ity of securing grants to pay for
the construction work, no grants
were available to offset the cost.
The work, however, is neces-
sary.
"We are currently in a very big
need for this facility, it has been
approved but there has been a
hold up in getting it platted," said
Don Gutshall, Clewiston chief of
police.


His family feels the same.
"I am behind him 100 percent
all the way," said Mrs. Alice Whitt,
Chad's Mother "This is what he
has always wanted to do, and I
am always going to be there for
him," added Mrs. Whitt.
According to Chad, when his
not playing baseball, which it's
usually in the off season, he says,
he takes advantage of that time to
go visit his family and friends in
Clewiston.
"I also spent time with Coach
Johnson, said Chad, to help lo-
cal kids at the high school. I help
them with all the aspects of base-
ball and I try to be a yearly partici-
pant at the Tigers baseball camp,
there 1 try to teach them certain


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Guest reader
Kathy Hicks was the guest reader at the Clewiston Library last week. The book she chose
to read to the children is one of her favorites:"The Quilt Makers Gift," by Jeff Brumbeau,
which she also donated to the Library previously. It is a great story about giving. Ms.
Hicks, a former teacher, helps the library each summer by donating her time. The children
would like to thank heronce again.


"I strongly believe that ani-'
mals have the right to have a sani-'
tary and safe environment, even
if they later on are being put to,'
sleep, added Chief Gutshall.
According to Wendell John-'
son, Clewiston City Manager, it
is anticipated that a contract for '
construction services will be.^
presented to the commission for ,
their final consideration and ap- 'I
proval no later than August.
StaffWriter Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.comn .

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techniques and guide them to
what it takes to go to the next '
level.
"So far I haven't had to tell any
kid that baseball was not meant
for them," said Chad.
He has his own coaches to *
whom to be grateful.
"I have to thank all the coach-
es in Clewiston that really helped
me while growing up," expressed
Chad. "I don't want to mention
any just in case I miss one," Chad
said.
"All of them were a very big,
part of my inspiration to continue
my journey to make it big," h
said.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzales
can be reached a
igonzalez@newszap.conl,


Health and Human Services; and"
Homeland Security.
Members meet throughout
the year to train, practice debate-'
and learn the process in the 4H-'
Citizenship/Legislature Club ledv
by Marsha Bechtel. Not only did'
the youth excel at this year's Leg- '-
islature, Ms. Bechtel received th&'�
Outstanding Volunteer Partner"
award. The award is awarded t6-"
one volunteer who possess out'
standing leadership during the'
week of Legislature as well as'
one who is active with the youth,
is encouraging and supportive,,
a role model and is willing to go.
the "extra mile."
This year's group was rec-,
ognized by the House Sergeant!,.
at Arms as the most outstand.- ,
ing group of youth he has ever,
worked with in similar events,
throughout his years of service.-,,
Florida 4H Legislature has been1
recognized this year by the na-,--
tional government as a National;-
Program of Distinction. It is open,
to 4H members 14 to 18 years
old. If you are interested in par,.,
ticipating in the 2008 program; ',
please contact the UF/IFAS/Hen. ,
dry County Extension Service -
- 4H-'at: (863) 674-4092 or (863)
983-1598.
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myself facing the death of a memrI
ber of my immediate family. That,
actually terrifies me.
QUESTION: What is your fa-,.
vorite song?
ANSWER: my favorite song,,
okay. I am a very neutral person,,.
I like from rock to acoustic clas,- .
sical music. -But my favorite of ,
them all would have to be "Mad
World" by Gary Jules. 1
QUESTION: What irks you?
ANSWER: Situations that peo-,
pie go through, and even thougli.
you do everything in your power..
to do something to help them, al .
the end there was really nothing`,'
you could have done to make it.
different. "l
QUESTION: What is the mem-.
ory you hold dearest to you?
ANSWER: I would have to say'N
one: getting married to -my hus-
band who was my high school
sweetheart. And second: the birth'l
of my first and only child. That
pretty much covers it, for now! *'
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@neWvszap.com.


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A Child's Guide to Florida Wildlife


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to INI Florida
"A Child's Guide to Florida
Wildlife" is a crown jewel in the
world of children's books.
, Alto Adams, Jr.'s text is strong-
ly yet simply written for the young
reader.
His stunning photographs in
full color all but walk or fly off the
pages.
Questions are asked and an-
swered. Why does it rain? What
do birds eat? Why do animals
'die? Where do baby birds and
:animals come from?
There are happy answers to
,these and other questions that
:satisfy even the most curious
'young mind.
Mr. Adams writes: "In this part
'of Florida young deer are born
with spots.
I This is the time of year (spring)
:when clover and' wildflowers
:bloom and these spots help the
-deer to hide. As they grow older
:they lose their spots."
Hammocks are explained,
:as is the life of water birds, the
.Osceola Wild Turkey, the Bobcat
:and Alligator.
This is a small book but it car-
'ries a very large message to both
children and adults. The heart
bf the message is: We must not
waste our precious resources.
Florida is a good place to live but
it will continue to be a good place
for homes and animals only if we
do not waste our water and if we
take care of the land.
This treasure of a book is 8.5
x 11-inch printed on fine enamel
photographic paper in full color.
illustrations other than Mr. Ad-
am's magnificent photographs
are by Amy Adams.


Submitted photo/Barbara Oehlbeck
A Child's Guide to Florida Wildlife.


The back cover is nothing less
than a sign of hope for all of us,
a glorious double rainbow arch-
ing over water, land and trees, a
full color keepsake that must be
framed.
"A Child's Guide to Florida


Wildlife" is a limited edition.
For information and availabil-
ity, call, write, or e-mail Barbara
Oehlbeck, 25075 Grassy Run, La-
Belle, Fl. 33935. Phone/fax same:
863-675-2771, e-mail: docod@
strato.net.


Sports News in Brief


Super Bucks
tourney returns
The SUPER BUCKS TORNA-
MENT Series returns to Clewiston
on Saturday and Sunday June 30
and July 1, for a two day bass fish-
ing event. The team entry fee is
only $200 and includes the BIG
BASS entry. There is a GUARAN-
TEED $5,000. First Place. Tourna-
ment will start at safelight from
the Clewiston City Boat Ramps
and weigh-in each day will be
held at Roland & Maryann Mar-
tin's Marina at 3 p.m. There are
State of Florida Exemptions avail-


able for this event.
For additional information or
to register for this event please
visit the official website at www.
bassbustersflorida.com or contact
Chris Fickey at (941) 232-9539.
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-
8377.
Fishing club
seeks volunteers
Big 0 Bassmasters is a fish-
ing club that also strives to be of
service to its community through
donations with the help of many
sponsors and volunteers. Do you
like to fish and help out? Call the
club at (863) 227-0315 or (863)
946-3100 and inquire about mem-
bership. We meet once a month


on a Monday night at the library
meeting room in Moore Haven
with an inter club fishing tourna-
ment on the following Sunday.
For more information, please
contact David at: (863) 946-3100.
Coast Guard
makes house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
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.
HT3 Outdoors returns
to Clewiston in '07
The Wave Worms HT3 Profes-
sional Bass Tour will be returning
to Roland and Mary Ann Mar-
tins Marina and Resort in 2007.
Among one day series events
and the Executive Tour Two-
Day events, Clewiston has been
awarded the HT3 2007 Bass Clas-
sic Championship Dec. 2 and 3.


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Plans for Sugar Institute at local college continue


BELLE GLADE - Palm Beach
Community College (PBCC), Belle
Glade Campus Provost Beverly
Robinson and Tere Johnson, chief
chemist for the Belle Glade-based
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative
of Florida, attended the American
Society of Sugar Cane Technolo-
gists conference in New Orleans
in June to present details of the
need and plans for the Sugar
Technology Institute to more than


450 attendees from around the
world. Plans call for PBCC to offer
an associate in science degree as
well as college credit certificates
in sugar technology. Provost Rob-
inson said PBCC's associate in sci-
ence degree in sugar technology
would be the only one of its kind
in North America. PBCC is estab-
lishing the program in response
to requests from industry leaders,
who anticipate a shortage of high-


ly skilled engineers and chemists
as the workforce ages and begins
retiring.
"It's giving the industry an op-
portunity to get, trained, degree
individuals in the field," Robinson
said. "People from all over the
country can benefit from the pro-
gram."
The college has completed the
DACUM and is completing the
curriculum for presentation to the


curriculum committee. The DA-
CUM was developed with input
from employees and supervisors
in the industry as well as chemists
from U.S. Sugar, the Sugar Cane
Growers Cooperation of Florida
and Okeelanta Corporation (Flor-
ida Crystals). The College's new
program development schedule
has the sugar technology degree
program slated to begin in Janu-
ary 2008.


Currently, according to Rob-
inson, there are no degree pro-
grams for sugar engineering or
sugar technology in the U.S. Loui-
siana State University offers elec-
tive courses in sugar technology
in the College of Engineering but
no degree. In addition, Nicholls
State University in Thibodaux, La.
offers continuing college credits
for those already in the field. Both
schools had representatives at the


conferences.
"The two other institutions
in attendance at the conference
strongly felt that our program
would close the training and edu-
cational loop for this profession,"
Robinson said. "We really are the
ideal institution. We're the only
community college that could of-
fer such a degree because of our
geographical location. It's very
exciting."


Leadership grads train to take


on nonprofit challenges


WEST PALM BEACH - Two
dozen nonprofit managers are
ready to assume greater leader-
ship roles in their organizations
to facilitate change in their com-
munities as a result of participa-
tion in the Palm Beach County
Leadership and Management Ini-
tiative (LMI).
"When I was selected for this
program, I thought it was far too
late in my career to learn anything
new," remarked Chris Skerlec,
Palm Beach County School Dis-
trict. "After only three days in the
program, I was amazed at how
much I had learned. This course
renewed my way of thinking and
my desire to improve things."
For School District employee
Connie Gregory, participation in
the LMI led to a new position. In
her new post she will be facilitat-
ing the leadership development
of others.
"I knew after a few months in
the program that helping others
build their leadership skills was
what I'was meant to do," she
said. "The LMI helped me see
that."
The Palm Beach County Lead-
ership and Management Initia-
tive is offered through a training
partnership between the Center
for Nonprofit Excellence and
the University of Miami, Division
of Continuing & International
Education. The program builds


management skills and strength-
ens leadership abilities of middle
managers in the nonprofit sector
who are trhe next generation of
leaders in their organizations.
This year's graduates repre-
sented the Children's Services
Council of Palm Beach County,
Early Learning Coalition, Family
Central, Inc., Health Care District
of Palm Beach County, NOAH,
Inc., Palm Beach County School
District, Resource Depot, Inc., Ur-
ban League of Palm Beach Coun-
ty and United Way of Palm Beach'
County. Participants attended bi-
monthly, three-day seminars for
one year and worked in teams to
develop projects that applied key
leadership strategies to real issues
affecting Palm Beach County.
The teams presented their
projects to community leaders
on June 25. Team One designed
a community event, Get R.I.C.H.
(Resources and Information for
Children and Housing), a full day
of networking and resource ex-
change among nonprofit organi-
zations to facilitate collaboration
of county resources. Team Two,
"The Resourcefuls," assisted
with the expansion of Resource
Depot, Inc. into the Glades area.
Team Three's project, "A New
Day for VPK," envisioned a plan
to secure funding for extended
hours for low-income children in
the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten


program.
Carol Hillier, Professional
Development Manager at the
Children's Services Council, re-
ported that the LMI "gave me an
opportunity to reflect on my own
leadership style and plan for fur-
ther leadership development."
Ms Hiller especially valued devel-
oping professional relationships
with peers in similar positions in
the nonprofit world.
The next LMI begins Aug. 29.
For more information on the Lead-
ership Initiative, contact Katharin
Brink, Director of the Education
and Technical Assistance division
at the Center for Nonprofit Excel-
lence, (561) 910-3206..
Often referred to as "The Cen-
ter", the Center for Nonprofit Ex-
cellence's mission is to promote
quality and accountability in our
nonprofit community through
leadership development, educa-
tion and management services.
The Center was established by
a coalition of public and pri-
vate funders in January 2006 to
strengthen the administrative
and operational capacity of non-
profit organizations. The Center
has three major divisions: Agen-
cy' Certification, Education and
Technical Assistance and a Man-
agement Support, Organization.
For more information about The
Center, go to www.mynonprof-
itcenter.org.


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Employees of Wellington Regional's Business Office, Service Excellence Committee present
a check to Marshall Goby Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and retired US Colonel,
now with the VA Center, for over $1,900 on "Honor Our Heroes Day". From left to right
are: Brenda Davis, Tina Loudermilk, Carolyn Wise, Susanne Watson (daughter of patient,
Francis Drake), Marshall Goby, Ph.D. of the VET Center of Lake Worth, Michelle Neidert,
Dawn Bonacorsi, Helen Becker and Richard Rosenzweig.


Wellington Regional honors heroes


PALM BEACH COUNTY -
Honoring veterans for their part
in keeping our great nation free,
was the thought behind "Honor
Our Heroes" Day held on July 3,
at Wellington Regional Medical
Center (WRMC). The event was
sponsored by the hospital's Busi-
ness Office, Service Excellence
Committee.
The Committee collected do-
nations for one week prior to the
event, with all funds raised, ben-
efiting the VA Center for Combat
Veterans, located on 10th Avenue
in Lake Worth. For a small dona-
tion, hospital employees were
permitted to wear blue jeans to


work on July 3 and encouraged to
wear red, white and blue to show
their support.
The VA Center helps veterans
in our local communities by pro-
viding services to assist them and
their family members to achieve a
successful post-war adjustment.
Areas of staff expertise include:
post-traumatic stress disorder;
crisis intervention, individual and
group counseling; relationship
issues; sexual trauma; bereave-
ment counseling.
Thanks to the generosity of
employees and to a special pa-
tient of the hospital, Francis Drake.
Upon learning of the fundraiser to


benefit the Veterans Center, Mr.
Drake, himself a World War II
veteran, most generously contrib-
uted $1,000 to the cause. At a spe-
cial presentation, Marshall Goby,
Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and
retired US Colonel, now with the
VA Center, was presented with a
check for over $1,900.
"I am proud of the employees
of Wellington Regional Medical
Center for recognizing the contri-
butions of our nation's veterans
and making this effort to give back
in some small way," said Kevin Di
Lallo, Wellington Regional Chief
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and Crowned Queen was 7-year-old Keelyn Sanchez.


This young fellow beat all the other contestants of the wa-
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2 inches far, the farthest at the Clewiston-held event.


"I swear no one helped me. I rode the pony all by myself!"
Dressed in a red, white and blue outfit with dazzling blue
beads, this little baby girl, holds on tightly while riding a
pony at the Fourth of July Grand Olde Celebration held in
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Dry conditions set records in Lake Okeechobee


WEST PALM BEACH - The
vast Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Ev-
erglades system, which spans 16
counties across South Florida, is
expected to continue breaking
records this week. According to
water managers at the South Flor-
ida Water Management District
(SFWMD), July 6, will mark 240
days - eight months - since water
flowed from the Kissimmee River
into Lake Okeechobee. At the
same time, a persistent pattern
of below average rainfall over the
Lake Okeechobee basin resulted
in yet another record low water
level for the 730-square-mile lake,
as a new all-time low of 8.82 feet
above sea level was recorded
Tuesday morning.
"In order to release water from
Lake Kissimmee and the connect-
ed lake system into the Kissim-
mee River, the water levels in all
of the lakes would have to climb
above their regulation schedules,"
said Lawrence Glenn, director of


the SFWMD's Kissimmee Divi-
sion. "At this point, it would take
well above normal rainfall over
the remainder of the wet season
to achieve that."
In accordance with regulation
schedules set by the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers for the Kissim-
mee River and water bodies in the
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes region,
water structures that normally al-
low the flow of water from the
Kissimmee River into the lake
have been closed since Novem-
ber 8, 2006. The southernmost
and northernmost ends of the
river remain impassable by boat,
and small islands have appeared
on miles of banks that normally
would be flooded this time of
year.
Despite recent rains, water
levels remain below normal in
the Kissimmee watershed that
typically helps replenish Lake
Okeechobee, and backup water
storage in the watershed has been


lost because of the severe regional
drought.
Meanwhile, along the lower
east coast, groundwater levels
are steadily rising, aided by above
average rainfall in June, includ-
ing more than 12 inches of rain
recorded over the past 30 days
in coastal areas of Miami-Dade
and Broward counties. These
rains are replenishing water levels
along Palm Beach, Broward, Mi-
ami-Dade and Monroe counties,
where many residential canals
and local storm water ponds are
now full. Water Conservation Ar-
eas 1, 2 and 3 are all nearly a foot
above their respective floor eleva-
tions established by the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers and have been
recovering steadily since the start
of the wet season.
Given limited water storage op-
tions in residential areas of these
counties and without the ability
to move water all the way back
to Lake Okeechobee, additional


wet season rainfall likely will trig-
ger the need for periodic flood
protection discharges to tide.
Without these discharges, streets
and homes could be inundated in
even modest rain events.
"This combination of manag-
ing the system for a lack of water
to the north and for flood control
to the south demonstrates the
variability and challenges present-
ed by this dynamic regional water,
system," added Terrie Bates, As-
sistant Deputy Executive Director
for Water Resources, "Even while
Lake Okeechobee remains at re-
cord lows, counties along the low-
er east coast are now seeing good
signs of recovery as above aver-
age rains replenish groundwater
levels, canals and wetlands."
South Florida's regional water
management system is an inter-
connected network of natural
water bodies, conveyance canals,
water conservation areas and
water control structures. The Kis-


simmee-Okeechobee-Everglades
system is comprised of three pri-
mary region's, each with unique
hydrological features, distinct land
forms and land uses, differing
populations and human impacts,
and notable differences in water.
sources and uses. Approximately
seven million South Floridians de-
pend on water from this system.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional,
governmental agency that over-
sees the water resources in the
southern half of the state from
Orlando to the Keys. It is the old-
est and largest of the state's five
water management districts. The
agency's mission is to manage
and protect water resources of the
region by balancing and improv-
ing water quality, flood .control,
natural systems and water supply.
A key initiative is cleanup and res-
toration of the Everglades.


Lake Okeechobee muck removal landmark


WEST PALM BEACH -- In only
six weeks, more than 1.9 million
cubic yards of phosphorus-rich
muck were scraped and trucked
off Lake Okeechobee's dried-
out shoreline, exposed for two
months by this year's drought. In
addition, 1,000 native pond apple
and cypress trees were planted
on the rim canal and spoil islands
near Clewiston, and 1,725 trees
were planted near Moore Haven.
By adding native trees where they
once grew in abundance and
cleaning off the lake's naturally
sandy bottom, critical aquatic
habitats will be restored when
water levels return to normal.
"Lake Okeechobee , is going
to be healthier as a result of this
work," said Carol Ann Wehle, Ex-
ecutive Director of the South Flor-
ida Water Management District.
"Although the drought and cur-
rent water shortage have brought
many difficult challenges, they


also provided a real opportunity
for environmental restoration in
the lake."
Muck removal progress
Muck removal is complete at
two large sites around the perime-
ter of the southeast United States'
largest lake, an achievement
made possible by the prolonged
dry conditions. Work is conclud-
ing at several remaining sites, as
summer rains soaking the muck
are slowing the work and bring-
ing the project to a close.
A total of 134 heavy-equipment
vehicles have been dedicated to
muck removal, including 25 bull-
dozers, 56 off-road dump trucks
and 23 backhoes. Along the lake's
northwest shoreline, where a
total of five large sites are being
cleared, the following progress
has been made to date:
Eagle Bay Marsh: 130,000 cubic
yards removed; $500,000 invested


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No water flowing from river
This dock on the Kissimmee River at Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina is supposed to be floating. However,
due to the extremely low level of the Kissimmee River, it is
sitting on dry ground. It has been eight months since there
was enough water in the Kissimmee River Basin to release
to Lake Okeechobee.


Northwest Marsh: 850,000 cu-
bic yards removed; $1.9 million
invested
Harney Pond/Horse Island:
400,000 cubic yards removed;
$2.2 million invested
Eagle Bay Island: 350,000 cu-
bic yards removed; $1.8 million
invested
Fisheating Bay: 180,000 cubic
yards removed; $300,000 invested
Once the muck is removed
and lake levels return to nor-
mal, native plants such as tape
grass, spike rush, bulrush and
Kissimmee grass should rapidly
grow and thrive along the sandy
shoreline. These vegetated areas
are ideal spawning and nursery
grounds for sport fish, such as
bass and crappie, and are prime
habitat for apple snails, the prima-
ry food of the snail kite, a federally
endangered, native hawk.
Project managers report that
some vegetation is already start-
ing to grow at the fishing pier in
Okeechobee. About 85 percent of
the new growth is desirable native
plants that can grow underwater;
about 15 percent is undesirable
exotics. The native vegetation is
expected to survive on moist soil
and continued rainfall until the
lake rises to normal levels. The
exotic grasses are likely to die as
they become submerged later this
summer.
Tree planting update
Pond apple forests once grew
on Lake Okeechobee's southern
shore and interior islands before
the .trees were cleared a century
ago to create cropland. Lowwater
levels in the lake have provided an
opportunity to re-establish these
trees to help preserve the endan-
gered Okeechobee gourd habitat.
Also, by increasing the extent of
native trees-particularly pond ap-
ple, cypress and willow, wading
bird populations will benefit.
Significant restoration progress


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we have made a few changes:


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and a Level I nursery in a
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the compassionate support of
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obstetrics, neonatology and
newborn care and a fidl-dme,
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At Glades General Hospital,
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has taken place on Ritta Island, a
spoil island where farming was
abandoned in the mid-1970s. Dur-
ing the drought in 2001, trees were
planted and a berm removed from
the island's perimeter to enhance
natural water flow and restore
wetland habitat. With extremely
low lake levels during this year's
drought, access to Ritta Island has
been impaired.
This summer, tree planting ef-
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Marsh and to the spoil islands in
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feet tall, have been planted in the
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ed, each 4-6 feet tall, representing
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dahoon holly.
The South Florida Water Man-
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Private, Inst. & Comm., CFI
Reasonable Pricing
Call Gene (863)675-8005
Heavy Equipment Operator
CERTIFIED. Hands on Train-
ing. Job Placement Assis-
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(800)488-7364 ORANGE
PARK, FL.



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Employment -
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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



$10 IS ALL THAT STANDS
BETWEEN YOU AND A GREAT
JOB WITH AVON!!
Call Gwen (863)228-5099
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


EVERGLADES FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION
Now accepting applications
for: Two Full Time Positions.
Must be proficient in Word &
Excel. Bi-lingual a +.
May apply in person
or mail resume to:
1099 W. Ventura Ave.,
Clewiston, FL 33440,
Attn: Marta
or email resume to:
morales2(@earthlink.net
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
LIVE IN NANNY/HOUSEKEEP-
ER- Needed in Orlando area
to help loving family
(407)914-3472 Joanne
Loving Caring Christian lady
needed to live in and care for
our special mother. Salary
neg. Call 863-801-1715.
Send resume to 676 NE 28th
Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972
MOBILE HOME
INSPECTOR
P/T
Internet access
and digital camera required.
Email your name, phone
number, city & state to:
fsicormpfieldservices.com
TREE CLIMBER/TRIMMER
Experienced, Clean driving
record. Bi-Lingual a +.
Excellent pay & vacation.
Job location: Big Cypress
Seminole Indian Reservation.
Call Cliff 954-445-2505 or
Linda 954-605-7036


NEW PAY RATES
SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL
NURSE SUPERVISOR
Nurses, LPN, RN
FT Days
CNA'S 3-11 & 11-7
BENEFITS
C-
Glades Health Care Center
230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, FL 33476


RN & LPN
Full & Part Time
7a - 7p - Weekdays &
Weekends avail
UNIT MANAGER
Must have previous LTC
exp. Previous mgnt., with
strong communication skills

APPLY IN PERSON
Palm Terrace of Clewiston
301 South Gloria St.
Clewiston, FL 33440
Or Call Raquel at
Ph: 863-983-5123
EOE/DFWP


RY REGIONAL
:AL CENTER
lAb6out getting Better"
r,PT, Perdiem)
ng to work flexible schedule.
lIStaff/Supervisor
:xp., AC PALS req
rsing Supervisor
il exp. Must have 3yrs charge
s. ACLS PALS reo%
C.NA Monitor Tech
rt. and exp. monitoring rhythm
ition.
,istered Nurse
nse w/ at least 1 yr. exp in
*peil i k
logic Technologist
must be ARRT registered
to practice Radiologic
it least 2 years CT exp.
nager (LaBelle Clinic)
minimum of 3 yrs medical
physician's office. Position
and maintaining effective
and administrative staff,
nd public.
cct Representative
or medical office setting pref.
bursements and co-pays pref.
Staff Typist
ust be proficient in the use
ours, flex schedule).
dical Assistant
it certification and medical/
assist physician practice.
egional.org
resume to: 863-983-0805
place * EOE'




STAFFING COORDINATOR
Needed to: maintain appro-
priate staffing levels to meet
State requirements based on
facility census: maintain log
of call offs/tardiness; work
with HR for orientation; pre-
liminary interviews of nurs-
ing staff; review time off
requests; produce monthly
schedule for all nursing per-
sonnel; maintain employee
folders. Outgoing person-
ality, detail oriented, fast
paced, service attitude a
must! Degree / previous HR
exp. preferred.
Apply in person:
301 S. Gloria Street, or call
Raquel at 863-983-5123.




ASAP! Drivers Needed
$1000+weekly $0
Lease/$1.20pm Sign-On Bo-
nus CDL-A + 3 mos OTR
(800)635-8669.
Driver- CLASS-A CDL DRIV-
ERS- Now Hiring OTR & Lo-
cal Drivers- New Equipment;
Great Benefits; Premium Pay
Package. Call Oakley Trans-
port, (877)484-3042.
Driver: DON'T JUST START
YOUR CAREER, START IT
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-
peitive pay, new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2
years experience.
Drivers - Exp. Car Haulers,
Join WAGGONERS! Great
home time, benefits! EXCIT-
ING NEW BONUS PRO-
GRAMS! Call for Appt. in
your area: (912)571-9668.


POSITIONS AVAILABLE
The Pahokee Housing Authority is
The GEO Group, Inc. accepting applications/resumes for the
following positions until 4:00 p.m.,
The EO roup, Inc. Friday July 20, 2007.
The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections Maintenance Mechanic: Must be 18 years
or older; a high school diplorra or
BENEFITS INCLUDE: equivalent; have the ability to lift 50+
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE, DEPENDENT pounds. Valid Florida CDL Driver's License;
LIFE INSURANCE & 401 K RETIREMENT good driving record. Credentials, certifica-
tions, etc., must be presented at interview.
NOW HIRING At least two years working knowledge and
experience in plumbing, electrical, and car.
For Facility Expansion pentry; willing and able to respond to after'
Correctional Officers hour emergencies. Must be able to follow
Sergeants instructions and to complete written work
Seirenants order forms. Must be bondable. Salary in
Lieutenants accordance with Federal Wage Rates. Post-
Cook Supervisors offer drug screening and background checks
Food Service Clerk performed. Persons not meeting job require-
Production Supervisor ments need not apply. Applicant must com-
plete application even if submitting resume.
Assistant Business Manager Submit application/resume to: Julia Hale'
Vocational Instructor - Executive Director 465 Friend Terrace,
Culinary Arts Pahokee, FL 33476. PHA is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and promotes a
MOORE HAVEN Drug-Free Workplace.
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY Laborer: Must be 18 years or older; highI
1990 East SR 78NW school diploma or equivalent; ability to lift
Moore Haven, FL 33471 50+ pounds. At lease one year experienc-
Phone 868-946-2420 ing in grounds labor or general tasks; must
Fax 863-946-2487 be able to follow instructions and to
complete written work order forms; Salary in
Equl Opportunity Employer accordance with Federal Wage Rates. Post-
Equal Opportunity Employer offerdrug screening and background checks
M/F/D/V performed. Applicant must complete appli-
cation even if submitting resume.

Submit application/resume to:
OPERATIONS & MANAGEMENT Julia Hale, Executive Director 465 Friend
CONSULTANT II - SES Terrace, Pahokee, FL 33476. PHA is an
(Management Analysts - L3) Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes
(# 64002103) a Drug-Free Workplace.
Program Manager for Community Based Absti-
nence Program at Hendry County Health Depart-
ment; Bachelors Degree or equivalent; experience
in budget/grant management; must have good
computer skills & ability to manage/supervise
staff; Background screening/fingerprinting . re-
quired. EEO/AA The GEO Group, Inc.

Apply on line:
https:ll//peoplefirst.myflorida.com The GEO Group, Inc.
or Call Pat @ 863-674-4041 x 118 A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
for more details
BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE, DEPENDENT
LIFE INSURANCE & 401K RETIREMENT


I i * CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
* RN (2 available)
*No Experience Necessary/Will Train N (2 available)
*Process Warranty & Customer Files 0 CLASSIFICATION CLERK
* Office Experience Preferred
SMust Be Stable & Organized 0 PROGRAMS DIRECTOR
* $25,000 - $35,000 Per Year + Bonus * ACADEMIC INSTRUCTOR
* Health Insurance/401K
Apply In Person; See George Riker 0 SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR
Eddie Accardi Dodge Chrysler Jeep * SUBSTANCE ABUSE/LEARNING
Okeechobee 863-357-0500
TREE CLERK (RT.)
* DENTIST
FEED MILL INDUSTRIAL, MECHANICAL,
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Needed, we offer benefits, and pay is 1990 East SR 78NW
based upon your experience. Moore Haven, FL 33471
Please contact: Phone 868-946-2420
Sytrett Feed Company Fax 863-946-2487
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee Equal Opportunity Employer
863-763-5586 M/F/D/V


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LPN I or II (FT
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Full time - ER RN I
Valid FL lic. Min 3yrs e
Perdiem - RNNu
Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical
or supervisory status
Per Diem- C.NA or
Must possess a valid C.N.A Cer
recogn
Full time - Reg
Must possess a valid FL lice
area of c,
Full time- CT/Radio
Attended a IRCERT school,
with a valid FL License
Technology. Must have a
Full time - Office Man
Candidate should have a m
office management exp in a
requires skill in developing
relationships with medical
patients, an
Full time- Patient A
Three plusyears in a hospital c
Knowledge of third party reimb
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General clerical exp pref. M
of MS Word. (Flex h(
Full time - Med
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clinical background to as
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Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax
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DAILY WORK - DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE

LABO.R<;4>FINDER,5
202 E. Sugarland Hwy. (Acros from Clewiston Inn)
(863) 902-9494




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Representative: Earn supple-
imental income placing and Business
supervising high school ex- Opportunities 305
change students. Volunteer Opportunities 305
host families also needed. Money Lenders 310
Promote world peace! Tax Preparation 315
(866)GO-AFICE or
www.afice.org.
Notice: Post Office Positions IiO iti
Now Available. Avg. Pay
$20/hour or $57K annually ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
including Federal Benefits you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
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FLATBEDS. $1,000 Sign-On at home for online Internet
Bonus, Industry leading pay, c o m p a n y
$2500-$3000/Week! South- http://www.20wpm.com.
-west Regional Runs,
2,500-3,000 Miles/Week, S r'
Home Every Weekend! Top rvices
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Equipment, Top Benefits ,
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$1.25/Gallon! Call 7w.-. s
(888)714-0056. www.new-
linetransport.com. Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
"Part-time, home-based Internet Child Care Offered 15
' business. Earn Instruction 420
$500-$1000/month or more. Services Offered425
Flexible hours. Training pro- Insurance 430
vided. No investment re- Medical Services435
.quired. FREE details.
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regional drivers! Home every NEW SELF STORAGE
-weekend! Home during the 46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
week! Solid weekly miles! 10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
'95% no touch! Preplanned electric, secure on Commereio
freight! $43 per mile, home- St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
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Suite, plwiy &ndK nm ! Prid to Sell@ $249,000


CLEWISTON
* 1'^ Fi' ..4 ,,.. I Subdivison 4 car
.., ., I.., |." p..i & more. $439,000
* 4.1 C OS L.,,..... Built Home with
more than 3,200 Sq ft! $399.000
-4/3 CBS Custom Built Home on
Bayberry Loop. 3,200 sq ft, many
upgrades! $399,000
*4/2.5 CBS w/brick, Irg lot $249.900
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
'2/2 MH. Seminole Manor, carport,
11.1 , L .. . f nished. $125,000
* ' - MI1 '.. Lr, Screened Porch.
5. .i,, .].. .I,,-, $120K Make Oftter
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MUST SELL ( MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*3/2 '05 CBS home with 2 car gsprog. A
must sec! $190,000
*3/2 '05 CBS Homne SHIP Eligble$169,000
-2/2 Palm Harbor, 55 + Coummunity.
upgrades & extras galore! $142,500
'Like New 2/2 MH w/lrg sunroom.
MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K1
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MH on .48 acre, fenced yard seaeall, out buildings
& more. Motivated Seller $119,900


*3/2 MH, fireplace, completely fenced.
$92,500
PIONEER / LADECA/ FILAGHOLE
-3/2 Brick Home. Oak St., +2000 sq ft,
tons of 'tnor'ae hurricane shutters &
more. t'i" "
'3/2 MH Everhigh Acres Road, 5 ac w/
Irg. oaks, pole barn & more. VERY
Motivated $230,000 Won't L . i L. ,r..'
*3 or 4 BD 2 BA, Custom i . II ....
on +/- 5 acres. Spanish tile, planted
palms and more. Call for details
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle Reduced to
$59,000
*2 lots. Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
*A Rare Find in Lakeport Commnunity!
10 acs. Oak filled lots. $55K per
ac. Owner Will Divide
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, &. 80 AC
parcel. *-t- r-in- at $23,500 per ac.
-.22 ac : il I . r ... Clewiston $20,900
*3/.2 MH on 5 acres ready for nursery
or livestock. $220,000,
MONTURA
' 1.88 AC with MH for only $105,000
* 1.25Lots available. Starting at $30,000


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Merchandise
REFRIGERATOR- Sears, 19.4 LG ROCKING HORSE- with DRESSER- Western Solid BASSET HOUND- AKC reg., COLOR TV - 31" w/stand,
i cuft, frost free, side by side, sound, good condition, $60 wood. Iron fixtures. Like WEIGHT BENCH XTX- 300 Ibs male, tri-colored, 2 yr old good cond., asking $150.
green, good cond., $75 or best offer (863)824-2696 new. $200. (863)465-6777 set & Pro Form XP 300 w/chip. Great companion. (863)357-6315 or
(863)763-1361 after 7pm c Workout Ctr. Like new $375. $300 (863)357-6930 863-697-8831.
(867-31-6 ater- 7p LOVESEAT - w/matching chair (720)284-4018
Air Conditioners 505 STOVE- Gas, Magic Chef, 20", TODDLER BED- Babcock, & solid wood cocktail table. BLUE PIT PUPPIES (2) Males,
Antiques 510; Excellent condition. $125. wood, mission style. Like Excellent condition. $325 - - , 4 wks. old, AKC Parents on s02
Appliances 515 (863)467-1530 new w/toddler mattress. firm. 863-675-5729 ' premises. Shots & Wormed.
Appliance Parts 520 $60 firm. (772)263-1178 $500 each. (863)634-1298 GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
Beauty Supplies 525 WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore, MATTRESS- Queen/King. New ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
Bicycles 530 5 mos old, asking $500 for TODDLER BED- Little Tykes in plastic. $189 , CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES: 9 wks. volts 5 hp. $200.
Books & Magazines535 the pair (863)697-1401 Fire Truck with mattress. Ex- (561)848-8765 old, 2 Males, $350. 863-675-1754
BuildingMaterials540 -- cellent condition. $75. ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med- (863)983-1970
Business Equipment 545 WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore, (863)675-0600 MATTRESS- Twin/full, new in ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!" PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
Carpets,'Rugs 550 70/80 series, 1 yr old. Like plastic. $139 Immaculate, used very little on DOG PEN- Brand new 10 x 10 SORBS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
Children's Items 555 new with 2 yr warranty e (561)848-8765 carpet only. Paid $5000, asking chain link. $150 firm tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
China, Glassware, Etc. 560 $700. Neg. (720)284-4018 , ., PINE DESK- large, $120 or only $1000. 863-447-0448 (863)532-0188 $370 or sep (561)676-0427
Clothing 565 WASHER- Kenmore & Maytag best offer (863)634-4888 POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy DOG PENS (3)- Must sell to- TABLE SAW MACHINE- $145
Coins,Stamps 570 dryer. Full size, Like new. CHINA- Lennox dinnerware g .#1113 w/oystick. Exc cond. gethe 1 10x10x6, 2 (239)657-4348
Collectibles 575 $225. (561)371-1027 pattern, .;Nirl|hl| complete RECLINER ROCKER- Dark Small turn radius. New $5800, 8x10x6. Galvanized. $400
Computer/Video 580 w/extra),: T:,r T.n chosen FDR green, Lazy Boy. Good con- Now $1090. (863)763-6907 (863)634-6601/256-3629 TOOLBOX, 16 drawer, Snap
Crafts 'Supplies 585 WASHER/DRYER- Crosley, WH $1995. (863)467-7718 edition. $75 (863)610-0020 On roll cab, air tools, sock-
Cruises 590 Heavy duty, Very good con- SCOOTER: Golden Compan- DOG PENS, (4), chain link, & ets, wrenches, $800 will sell
Drapes, Linens &PFbrics 595 edition. $150. or best offer. l i SECTIONAL- New, dark ion, Good condition. $650. large plastic sky kennels, separately. (863)697-0234
Fireplace Fixture 600 Call Jim (863(763-31 73 brown, Bassett, w/2 reclin- (863)634-8581 $680 will sell separately.
Firewood 605 ers, asking $1000 (863)612-0992
Furniture 610 WASHER/DRYER- Stackable, WEDDING DRESS, Size 6, (863)763-3660 SCOOTER, SpaceSaver Plus
Furs 615 Apt. size, Like new. Asking Strapless, Organza Silk Large 2 new batteries, disas: GUINEA PIGS (10), $7 males,
Health Reducing $350. or best offer Call w/pearls & sequins. $400. SLEEPER SOFA- 7ft Carlton, sembles for transport, like $10 females. ANTIQUE GLASSWARE &
Equipment 620 Rose @ (772)419-8370 (863)697-1486 beige color, excellent condi- new. $850 (863)357-8788 (863)843-0141 PORCEALINE, Collectibles &
HeatinglEquipment s tion; $395 (863)673-2593 -.- MACAW 16 yr old blue & Collections of ALL Kinds.
Supplies 62530 WASHER IS&DY TA--T SWIVEL ROCKER- Green, gold, with large cage & out- Call Diana (863)467-8408
Household Items 630 STACK UNITS good condition. $25 side swing. $1200
Jewelry 635 pREFRIGERATOR wRrS TOVES HUMMEL FIGURINES (8)- (863)610-0020 ADULT DVDS- New 10, $75. (863)634-7789
Lamps/.ights 640 R (239)694-0778 $450 (863)467-8161 40" Call Dawn @ PIT BULL PUPPY 6 wk old
Luggage 645 2TABLE, 40" round, wooden, 2 (863)634-3783 Serious in- brindle w/UKC Papers, Chi-

Musical Instruments 660i5 m n TABLE, Butterscotch, with leaf ADULT MOVIES (150+), VHS, w/notail & Chihuahua/Pe-
OfMusical struments 660. & 6 chairs, great condition. Adult, XXX, $575. or best of- kingese Mix, 6 months old.
Equipment 665 SHED, 8x10, insulated, new, DELL SCHOOL COMPUTER: $150 (239)842-0040 fer. (561)633-1371 Call (863)673-2314 Christmas Trees 745
equiene Window XP, Etc. $150. Farm Equipment
Pets.Supplies' never assembled, costs ow(863)517-2782Etc. $150.ony TABLE- For boat or motor AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train PIT BULL PUPS: UKC, Blue Farm Feed.Products 810
Services 670 $1595, sell $750 or best of- (863)517-2782 Tohome, rectangular, re- for high paying Aviation Fawn & White, 1 M & 4 F. Farm Miscellaneous 815
Photography 675 fer. (863)697-2604 SONY LAPTOP VAIO- PCG- movable, two legs, like new. Maintenance Career. FAA ap- Vet checked. $550 Champ. Farm Produce 820
Plumbing Supplies 680 FXA47 AMD Athlon 4 pro- $100 (863)697-2033 proved program. Financial bloodlines. (863)655-2536 Farm Services
Pools Supplies 685 cessor. Trade Apple laptop aid if qualified - Job place- PUGS- AKC reg., shots & Offered 825
Restaurant or $650 (772)461-8822 ment assistance. CALL Avia- wormed fawn/black Farm Supplies.
Satellite 695nt HAIR STRAIGHTENER- Maxi tionInstitute of Maintenance fawn/silver, $300 - $450 Services Wanted 830
Sewing Machines 700 Glide, used only once. Paid FIRE SAFES (2) & METAL (888)349-5387. (863)675-1940/ 673-1523 Fertilizer 835
Sporting Goods 705 $140 asking $80 FiItureI LOCKING GUN CABINET- ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE SIAMESE KITTENS: DOB Horses 840
Stereo Equipment 710 (863)357-8265 asking $350 for all or will from home. Medical, busi- 4/15/07, Seal Point & S Landscaping
Tereovisiont'Radio 7105 5 FIREPLACE- Brand new. $200 sellsep (863)674-0613 ness, paralegal, computers, Point Snow Shoe. Lawn Garden 850
Tickets 720 B eor best offer. (863)763-6747 criminal justice. Job place- (8i3)35 n-3369oe. Liwestoc en 850
Tools 725 FIREARMS LIBRARY: Coin- ment assistance. Financial (863)353369 Livestock 855
Toys & Games 730 SCplTER, 2 whee, elect te hand gun and long gun aid and computer provided if Poultry/Supplies 860
VCRs 735 SCOOTER, 2 wheel, electric, info- 32 leather bound vol- qualified. Call ' Seeds/Plants/
Wanted to Buy 740 with charger, lights horn, umesd $200. 863-697-2033 l f cwww.allFlowers 865
mirror & directional. $150 BED FRAME, Queen/King, $25 (s$200.863-697-2033 (866)858-2121 www.Onli- 'l0 Flo
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UI(863BCCE he)l e,--640-- Harmless 357 maogn m HOT TUB- 4 person. Like new.
UTILITY BICYCLE - 3 wheel, BED, Queen, headboard, foot- 64 Htain rmless $425 BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE $900(863)467-8161
TLC, $30 (863)675-0300 board & rails. $60 Stainless. $425 COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
le$30 (863)675-030 b(863) 805-2 801rals. $60 (772)461-8822 tion. $1800 (863)228-2440 HOT TUB- seats 6, good con-E
BED/RM SUITE- 5 piece with RIFLE- 300 Win. Mag. Rueger or (863)675-1113 LaBelle diton, leave mes- ALL AMERICAN BOX BLADE-
AMANA, central air & heat, Full size bed, Mattress & box M77 Bolt action, Special trig- BOXES- Priority mailing, all sage 3 point hitch. $75
$500. (863)227-4417 ask Merls 054 springs. Like new. $350. ger & pad. L/H Lots of am- sizes. 400 plus boxes. $60 (863)763-7540
for Mary (863)763-3551 mo. $600. (239)823-5092 or best offer. (772)336-8034 u1f ...
METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$ BUNK BED- wooden, like new TAURAS PT1911, 45 cal., 2 DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
buy direct from manufactur- condition, $250 magazines. .$500 firm. children, etc. Only one signa- FISHING RODS: (Over 60)
er. 20 colors in stock with all (863)983-4940 (863)634-9494 ture required! *Excludes Some with Reels & Some HILASON TREELESS SAD-
WANTED: FLORIDA ART accessories. Quick turn KBEDS, 2 c- P r govt. fees! Call weekdays with out. $250 for all. Call DLE- variable 15-17", brand
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson around. Delivery Available. BUNK BEDS, Pine, great con- (800)462-2000, ext.600. (863)467-1865 new, sturdy & strong. 30 Ibs.
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E (352)498-0778 Toll free dition, with mattresses. $150 new, am-6pm) Alta Divorce, $350 firm 772)263-1178
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair, (888)393-0335 code 24. (239)842-0040 LLC. Established 1977. POOL TABLE: National, Solid
Bucknwin Lz RABeMACHINEH$50 Slate, 4x8 w/15 cue sticks SADDLE- HP Western, 17"
RA. McClendon, S. Newton, www.GulfCoastSupply.com. CANOPY BED SUITE- Twin sz, AB MACHINE, $50 SOLAR Powered Generators - Excellent condition e s$500t with S accessories. Like new
BIG $$ (772)562-5567 PLYWOOD (10 sheets): 3/4" incld mirrored dresser, night (863)634-0888 N gas, no fumes, no noise! xcellent(863)675-6563 condition. $275.
B7IG2-2 ( )4x65 sheetsW $120 will sep. stand, desk book case. Permanently reduce your (863)763-0367 or 801-9494
4x6Call sheetst. $61)762-4620 Jupiter $350. (863)763-0669 CROSS TRAINER: Elliptical electric bill by going solar... POOL TABLE- Slate, with ac-
area. CHINA CABINET- dark wood, Cardio, Pro-Form brand, ex- for under $1200! Order on- cessories, $250 or best offer
_skng_125(83)47-688 cellent condition. $200. line: www.KenSolarcom. (863)467-6088L n G e 8
CHEST FREEZER, Like new. SHOWER STALL- Fiberglass, asking $125 (863)467-6088 863-675-3944 Labelle
$150 (863)675-1113 Never installed, w/vanity & COMPUTER DESK-. Black, F
sink. $150. Will separate. Press wood. Good condition FITNESS MACHINE- WederS BUSH HOG-Hose 4ft, like
COMMERCIAL FREEZER- 2dr, (561)371-1027 $20. (863)763-0367 or CrossbowAvantage.One new. $500Ior best offer-will
reach in, good for ice stor- _ 801-9494 year old.$300 or best offer trade up or down for 3ptfin-
age, glass doors, $1500 WANTED 15 HOMES To Show (863)675-3838 CLASSICAL GUITAR- With BOOM BOX- With 2 speakers. ish mower (305)299-1203
(863)673-0920 Off Our New Lifetime Exterior COMPUTER DESK- Large, FITNESS MACHINE WRidi case, good starter guitar. Like new. $150
Paint. Call Now To See If Corner, With Hutch & lots of FITNESS MACHINE- Welder $75(863)824-0801 (239)657-4348 RIDING tarterguitar. LikMOWER. T B,
FREEER: Large w/ Locking Your Home Qualifie 1Li- space for "Stuff". Gently used home fitness. Includes arm 75 (863)824-0801 (239)657-4348 . i 'i.NG MO..'l iB
caabi Mint conse $7. (83357-000 and leg attachments. $125 GUITAR CABINET: Custom MASSIVE AUDIO: 6000 ,watt tA:ri, 7' r,p 700
Great for the hunter. $300 (800)961-8547. DINING ROOM TABLE, (863)357-2412 Built 77"Tx42"W, 2 solid amp, barely used, $500 or . 7-
(561)951-6088 hill, Pine, Knotted Wood. 2 WALKER - ProForm Air Walker $299ns & shelf, Reduced tog.(561)633-1371 best offer (8 ROTO TILLER- Attach Troy
HOT WATR HATER- 40 gal. leaves makes 8 ft. long. XT Precision Resistance ex- SPEAKER- 12" and 1000 watt Built Big Red, 12hp, elec.,
OT WAith pan. ElectricEATER-. Brand new $100. (561)951-6088 erciser, $45. Call GUITAR, Gibson, 1940s arch- Rocksford Fosgate Amplifier. exc. cond. $2800 new, sell
$175. (863)467-c44Bnd new CAPTIANS BED- Twin, w/ DINING ROOM TABLE- w/4 (863) 357-4195. ' top, $600 (863)697-2210 $300 (863)634-9945 $1200 neg (863)763-1377
matching dresser Lt color chairs. Solid Oval wood. WEIGHT BENCH- 3 attach- GUITAR, Gibson/Cromwell, SPEAKERS, Bass canon, 2 ROTOR TILLER, Very good
RANGE, Electric, Maytag, wood. Good cond. $200. or Chairs are cream print fabric. ments, no weights $35. 1940's arch-top. $400 port with JL speaker sub- shape. Rear tines. Runs
White, $75. (863)675-2348 best offer (863)675-0600 $200 (863)357-2412 (863)484-0267 (863)697-2210 woofer $50 (863)763-2230 nicely. (863)357-8255

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Property 915 MOORE HAVEN .
Codo MOORE HAVEN CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
Townhouses - Rent920 RIVER GARDENS CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
Farm Property - Brand new 3BR/2BA R .. .
Rent 925 single family homes, House/Turn Key. From $79,000 & up, 3/4/5BR,
House - Rent 930 1 car garage, pond
House - Rent 930view, in quiet MOORE HAVEN- New '07, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use your land
Land-Rent 35y neighborhood, $1150 55+ Comm., O/W 2br/2ba
Resort Property 5 eig on$11river. Bring boayacht! as down payment. Financing available.
R mmate 5 a la 64 7 Beautifully landscaped. Wa-
Roommate 950 available. (954)646-3607 ter & Electric at dock.
Rooms to Rent 955 Never Rent Again! Buy $1200. mo. (786)290-1542
Storage Space - 4BR/2BA $14,900 Only
Rent 960 $199/Mo! 2/BR $10,000!5% RHuI E Sle 105Sae 105
. --------down 20oyears 8%. HUD Real [Estate2oarT8%5H
Homes Available! For listings 3BR/2BA Foreclosurel MONTUA ESTATE- 1.25 acre
,,prtet (800)366-9783 Ext 5796. $20,000! Only $199/Mo! 5% lot $35,000. or best offer.
ITITI down20years@ % Call Albert (786)213-9228
CLEWISTON, 1 BR 1 BA w/ Buy, 5/BR $222/Mo! For list- Owapr nergAgent( 19
ACFiet BaSweBusiMneoPlRaces n t7_ wings (800)366-9783 Ext South Central Florida LAKE
AC, Fridge, Stove, Micro. Business Places- 5760. LOT SALE! Lake Access-
wave. Nice area. $450 moo Sale 1005.$79,900 (was $199,900)
+ sec. dep. (863)983-2982 Commercial BELLE GLADE, 4BR/3BA, Lake Vew $124,900 (was
EFFICIENCY, Moorehaven, I Property - Sale 1010 3500 sq. ft. located at 948 $224,900) Lakefront-
Incl. W/D, util's & appls, 2 per- Condos,' SE 3rd St. XL Family room, $299,900 (was $399,900).
son max. Can be used for of- Townhouses - Sale 1015 outside office w/private door, Owner says "SELL!" 1 to 3
fice. $1050 mo 863-946-3333 Farms - Sale 1020 2 car carport, workshop, acre lake properties reduced
(3) 1100 sq. ft. Houses - Sale 1025 $250,000 (561)516-0699 $100,000+. Gated commu-
Office Spaces Hunting Property 1030 ntywatISTOewer, paved rds,
Spaces Investment -CLEWISTON- u/g utils. Excellent financing.
Available Sept. 2007 Property - Sale 1035 MONTURA RANCH ESTATES Call now (866)352-2249, x.
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! AvaIlable Sep. 2007 Land - Sale 1040 Brand new, beautiful 2046.
$20,000! Only $199/Mo! 5% (2 blocks from Lots - Sale 1045 4BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
down 20 years @ 8% apr. Glades General Open House 1050 2,500 sq. ft. on 1.25 acres,
Buy, 5/BR $222/Mo! For list- Out of State - price reduced $30,000,
ings (800)366-9783 Ext Property - Sale 1055 selling price now$279,000.
5798. Property Inspection 1060 (863)983-1929
SReal Estate Wanted1065 AFFORDABLE LAKE PROPER-
4/BR Foreclosure $14,900! I Resort Property - N. SIDE OF CLEWISTON, 3br, TIES On pristine 34,000 acre
6BR/4BA Only $27,000! Sale 1070 2ba, 2 gar. Large lot. Taste- Norris Lake Over 800 miles
Stop Renting! More Homes Ro.m lt l Warehouse Space 1075 fully updt'd. New roof & hur- of wooded shoreline Four
Available from $10,000! For Waterfront Property 1080 ricane shutters. $279K' Seasons- Call
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext (863)983-8324 or (888)291-5253 ,Or visit
5669. INSIDE CITY LIMITS, very (863)677-1355 Lakeside Realty www.lake-
large, nice, fully furnished B usinessP siderealty-tn.com.
Annual rental homes in the room, cable tv, phone w/un- BATTERY CREEK, SC - WA-
heart of Central Florida. limited long distance, w/d, 1 L0 TER FRONT at drastically re-
Beautiful waterfront commu- full hse priv. Avail immed. duced prices! Marshfront
nities with resort amenities, $800/mo. (863)801-1839 SMALL BUSINESS - for sale GILCHRIST CTY - 5 Acre Es- uced prices Marshfront
social events and on-site ac- -EHBEdue to illness, $70K, $20K tate Properties Only lots from $179,900.

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tivities. Call (800)887-8301 OKEECHOBEE-(863)675-8550 ask for Don. Homes Only$89,000. Homes$46,00 Ownerly.kable Waterfront lots
(561)793-6923leges, Cable, W/, 5/wk, balance @ 6%. No reason Alachua Cy Linlable. COLUM- LIMITED TIME OFFER 100%
tyle.com . - first & last (863)467-8516 you can not make BIA CTY - 20-80 Ac. Hard- Beaufort, SC. Premier Ioca-
HUD HOMES! 4BR/3BA Chat$50K-$1Cha tay 2K the first year. woods, Plantation pines, tio200/ Fn & neighborhood. All lots
CLEWISTON- 3br, lba, O 3rdS, iWorking people only, no Creek. Homesites or Hunting have frontral water, sewer &
$950 deposit, $950/mo,! Stop Rent- Calakeside Mountain Rdeskort LEHIGH,1900sqft.ockeys $6,200/Acre. 1/2 Acre underground utilities. Call:
863ng! 5% dw 3-2841 or (863)675-8550 ask fo@ 8% Hawasseee GA TheRdges +Den$149K.or Don.y.(800)29 $46,000 Owner (888)279-4741.
(561)793-6923 leave msg. MOUNTAIN LAKE ESCAPE The Financing Available. LA- LIMITED TIME OFFER 100%
Ridges Resort & Club on l FAYETTE CTY - 10-340 FINANCING- NO PAYMENTS
HUD HOMESI 4BR/3BA Lake Chatuge Stay 2 Nights, Acres. Low as $6,200/Acre. FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lake-
$199/mo! 5BR/3BA Forecdo- 3rd Night FREE, Beautiful Scattered Hardwoods, Paved front Community of the NC
sure! $222/mo! Stop Rent- Lakeside Mountain Resort LEHIGH, 1900 sq fI. 4BR/2BA, Road High & Dry. Blue Ridge Mtns. All
ing! 5% dw, 20 yrs @ 8% Hiawasseee, GA TheRidges- + Den $149K. or Rent. (800)294-2313, Ext.1585 7 Dockable 90 miles of Shore-
apr. For listings R.e s o r t . c o m . ACREAGE, 5 acres, Zoned AG. days 7am-7pm A Bar Sales line start $99,000. Call Now
(800)366-9783 ext 5853. (888)834-4409. $145K (239)368-7164 Inc. (800)709-LAKE.

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July 21 & 22. Situated on
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$375,000 WVoodlands S Ei 4.56 acres with
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Montura Reduced $169,900 yard $239.000 or rent for
Montura ,El-'. 2BA CBS Home $1,200 p.m.


on 1.04 acres $160K
3BR, 2BA with f.. .1 $289,000
2BR, 2BA R. ,:il. Cute $125K
3BR, 2BA with den $299,000
2BR, 1BA within -... $140K
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MOBILE HOMES for Li!ih. .
4BR, 2BA, DWMH $134,900 "' h. .!. 2.41 ac $110,000
Pioneer SWMH on 2.5 acres I.',- 11 ild. S/D 2 lots reduced to
$135,000 $32,500 each
Pioneer 4BR. ' DWMH 10 Pioneer 7 lots ,;.,' i
acres $325,000 Pioneer 11 I ' t, I .[ i * each
3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes COMMERCIAL
$119,900 Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
3BR, 2BA D .VMil Sherwood $200,000
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Timber Company Liquidation!
26 Acres- $99,900. 40
Acres - $159,900. Timber
Company selling off large
wooded acreages in South-
east Georgia. Short drive to
coast & Jacksonville, FL.
Loaded with wildlife. Poten-
tial to subdivide. Excellent fi-
nancing. Call National Timber
Partners now
(800)898-4409, x 1156.



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Mobile Home - Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes - Rent 2015
Mobile Homes - Sale 2020





FSBO: Fleetwood Carriage
Manor, Xtreme, 3/2, brand
new '07, shed, fenced yard
on 1/4 acre, city water &
sewer $135,000.
(863)381-4908

LABELLE- New, 3br, 2ba, dbl
wide, on 2.5 fenced acres,
W/D, DW, Deck, Dogs ok,
$1100 (239)910-5115

NEW 2 BR / 2 BA Double wide
in the Moore Haven Yacht
Club 55 and older commu-
nity. Very secure w/ use of
swimming pool and club
house. $650 mo. Call Lo-
raine (863)946-2790.

NEW 2 BR / 2 BA Double wide
in the Moore Haven Yacht
Club. Pool, Club House,'Riv-
er Access. Maintenance in-
cluded. 55 and older
community. $725 monthly.
Call Loraine (863)946-2790.

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DISTRESS SALE: All Double-
wides must go! Take a look
and make an offer. Lowest
prices in years. Call Kenny
@ (863)673-4325

LAND / HOME PACKAGE. Re-
duced to the lowest prices
available in South West,
Florida. All offer will be con-
siders. Call (863)673-4325

MOBILE HOME, in park, 2
sheds, remodeling done,
needs work, $6500.
(863)467-0954 Iv. msg.

NEW 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile Home
in the low $30's. Lowest
prices in 5 years. Take ad-
vantage. Low Down Pay-
ment, Low Monthly
Payments. Call Kenny @
(863)673-4325

No Money Down w/ your land
equity included. New 3 and 4
- BR Doublewides for low
monthly payments. Call
(863)673-4325


Sherri Enfinger, Manager * www.gilbert-golfcars.com
863 763-6434
315 S. Parrott Avenue * Okeechobee, FL 34974 j


ORTONA- 3br/2ba Manufac-
tured home with extra Ig.
master Bd, garden tub, chain
link fenced 80 x 100 lot,
10 X 12 shed, screened Lanai,
carport, concrete dr.,
city sewer & water, 11/2 lots
from river. $145,000 neg.
239-438-5287

SINGLEWIDE, 3 BR, 2 BA on
1 acres lot. Home is in very
good condition. $5000
down. Owner financing.
Good credit or Bad credit ac-
cepted. Call Kenny @
(863)673-4325


Recreation




Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 30)0
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 3035





AIR BOAT, w/180hp Lycoming
engine, trailer, exc. cond.
$6500 (863)673-0783

BOAT, 12 Ft., Portabote (3V2"
Folded), includes paddles,
seats, trolling motor & bat-
tery. $350. (863)467-6372

DINGY- 10Ft., Avon, can take
up to 10 HP motor, $275.
Call 863-265-0255

FISHING BOAT- Aluminum,
'1977 Lone Star. Good con-
dition. $450. (863)763-0410

JON BOAT, 18ft., 115hp Mer-
cury outboard, center con-
sole, trolling motor. $1500
(863)634-9494

KAYAK- Inflatable, 2 person,
good condition with paddles.
Paid $150 asking $100
(863)824-0801

SAILING DINGY 8 Ft., fiber-
glass. Complete w/sails &
oars. Excellent shape! $590
(863)265-0255

SPORTSCRAFT-'Tri hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
$650. (863)467-8038


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TRAVEL TRLR- 32ft, elec, AC,
fridge & water heater, great
hunting camper, needs some
work $2000 (863)467-1310



DAVIT, for Jet Ski, with cradle,
hand crank, piling mounted,
$200. (863)675-1033




FISH FINDER & BOTTOM
FINDER- Hummingbird 400
Series. Like new. $75.
(863)634-1545
MOTOR, Evinrude, 4 hp, 0/B,
Needs tune up. $150.
(863)467-6372
PROPELLER- For Evinrude
motor, 17" Pitch. Recondi-
tioned. $50. (863)634-0433




SUZUKI LTZ 400 '03- good
condition, all original, low
hours, $3500 or best offer
(863)983-6342
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. (863)261-4633 or
(863)357-2271
YAMAHA 600 Grizzly 4x4,
1999, runs good, $2200,
(239)229-2974


Automobiles




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




BUICK REGAL LS '01, Sun-'
roof, On-Star, leather, 98k,
a/c, runs great. $5300.
(863)467-5534


CHEVROLET BELAIR 1966,
Needs minor work. $2000 or
best offer. (863)675-0113

FORD TBIRD '84, Cold a/c,
c/c, 74k. $1300.
(863)634-7789




AUTO TRANSMISSION, for
Dodge, around '93, over-
drive, off 318 V8, $350 or
best offer. (863)612-5676

BUMPER- Ranch hand full re-
placement, fits '03-up Chevy
HD pu. $800 negotiable.
(863)697-1692

CARPET- OE style, fits '07 Su-
perduty crew cab w/4x4 fl.
shift: Charcoal gray. Brand
new. $300 (863)697-0328

JEEP PARTS- 4.0L engine,
trans. case, 5 spd manual,
new clutch, 31/2" lift, seats,
etc. $750 (239)895-3269

REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/U
Truck. complete. $100.
772)359-2923 or
863)467-5401

RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427

RUNNING BOARDS- Factory,
(Beige) off of '08 Super Duty
ord Crew Cab P/U. $500.
Neg. 863-697-0328 Heather

TRUCK CAP - green, for step
side p/u, good cond., asking
$225/neg. (863)357-6315
or 863-634-8731.

WHEELS & TIRES- 4, 8 lug,
Aluminum wheels with tires.
$150. or best offer.
(863)634-7318

WINDSHIELD, off a '93 Dodge
Ram van. $75
(863)6.12-5676




CHEVY 2500- '01, H/D 4x4,
extended cab. Runs strong.
Well maintained. $6500. or
best offer. (863)467-2328

DODGE 1500- '96, 4x4, Lift kit,
Runs good. $3000. or best
offer. (863)467-2328

DODGE PICK UP 1995, Club
Cab, 3/4 To, HD, Cummins
diesel engine. Auto. trans,
4wd, Air, Possi Traction,
$9000. (863)673-3496 or
(863)675-2473 after 7pm.

DODGE RAM 1500- '03, 4x4,
Quad cab, Hemi. Excellent
condition. $6900.
(863)675-1493

FORD F150 '96, Shortbed, Ed-
die Bauer, Cold A/C, Runs &
Looks great. 124K, 6 cyl., 5
spd., $3700. 863-673-6819

GMC SIERRA- '05, 4x4, With
ext. cab. Excellent condition.
$25,500. (863)675-1493

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE La-
redo 1993, Not pretty, but
runs, runs, runs! $750 or
best offer. (863)357-5867

S10- '89, 4X4, V6, 5 spd
manual, New paint & tires.
High mi., but runs good.
$2500. Neg. (863)634-0399

TOPPER- Fiberglass. Fits Ford
F150. Standard cab. 6' bed.
Tan, tinted windows $500.
(772)263-6481




JEEP CHEROKEE, '95, white,
$2200 or best offer. MUST
SELL!!! (863)763-4821

SUZUKI SAMARI 1986, 4x4,
Soft & Bikini Top, 5 spd.,
manual trans. w/ OD., Runs
well. $2200 (561)261-0766




EQUIPMENT TRAILER- Flat-
bed. 2 & 5/16 ball. Bumper
pull. 16', 2 axles. Like new.
$2500. (863)467-6960

OPEN TRAILER- small, 4x8
w/high sides, spare tire,
jack, ramp in back, $600 or
best offer (863)824-8703




CHEVY CONVERSION VAN,
'95, $1200. (863)612-0992

CHRYSLER '02 Town & Coun-
try, 100K, 6 cyl, CD, A/C,
New tires. Exc. cond. $6000.
Must see! (863)675-5816

FORD ECONOLINE- '89, Work
van, No A/C. Runs good.
$600.863-484-0267


Public Nolices

tiiMi


PA., PO. Box 1270, 691 U.S. Hwy 27
N., Suite 2, Moore Haven, Florida
33471, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file
the original with the Clerk of the Court
of the above styled court on or before
this 10th day of Aug., 2007, otherwise
a judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 3rd day of July, 2007.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
223655 CGS 7/12,19/07


I Golf Carts


lGolt Carts


BUICK ROADMASTER '96-
good cond., runs wells,
white, tan Ithr, 4dr, all power,
clean $5800 (863)467-1392

CAMARO Z28 '80- Automatic,
pw windows. Restoration
project. $975 firm
(863)634-6601/256-3629

DODGE STRATUS RT- '97,
White, 4 cyl, 5 spd, Fixed
for racing. Needs Clutch.
$1500. Neg. (239)324-2379

FORD EXPLORER '92- Runs
excellent, needs muffler &
tires. Blue in color. $1500
(863)357-8265

GMC SONOMA '95- Cold A/C,
4 cylinder, manual 5 speed,
runs great, well maintained.
$2500 (772)220-6023

HYUNDAI ELANTRA LS 1995,
$500 or best offer.
(863)675-0113

NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl.,.
auto, great air, like new tires,
new battery, exc. in & out,
$2500. (863)357-0037 Okee


Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 07-111-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN IRVIN TULL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JOHN
IRVIN TULL, deceased, whose date of
death was May 13, 2007, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate.Division, the address
of which is 25 East Hickpochee Ave-
nue, LaBelle, Florida 33935. The
names and address of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file
their clair, . in, ir,, court WITHIN 3
MONTH tilHE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is July 12,2007.
Personal Represenative:
I " I' d ,. , I
Okeephobee, Florida 34972
Attorney for Personal Representative:
COLIN M. CAMERON
200 N.E. 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863 763-8600
a. Bar No. 270441
222365 CS 7/12,19/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-1088-CA
BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT,
INC ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST
2006-0C2 MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-0C2
Plaintiff
vs. "
JORGE LUIS PRIETO AK/A JORGE PRIE-
TO A/KA JORGE L. PRIETO, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JORGE LUIS
PRIETO NAK/A JORGE PRIETO NAK/A
JORGE L. PRIETO; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT II; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR
DECISION ONE MORTGAGE COMPA-
NY LLC, and any unknown heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, cmreditors, and other
unknown persons or unknown spous-
es claiming by, through and under any
of the above-named Defendants,
Defendants
AMENDED NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Hendy County, Florida, will on the
25th day of Juy, 2007, at 11:00 AM at
Front o the Otice of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court In the Hendry County
Courthouse, being the 2nd Floor Hall-
way of the Hendry County Courthouse
Building, LaBelle, Florida, offer for sale
and sell at public outcry to the highest
and best bidder for cash, the follow-
ing-described property situate in Hend-
ry County, Florida.
Lot 14, Block 2314 of PORT LABELLE
UNIT 9, a subdivision according to the
Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 144 of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style
of which is Indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an Interest
in the surplus,.if any, resulting from
the foreclosure sale, other than the
property owner as of the date of the
is Pendens, must file a claim on
same with the Clerk of Court within 60
days after the foreclosure sale,
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 28th day of June,
2007.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance, Please con-
tact the Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Hendry
County Courthouse, 125 Pratt Blvd.,
LaBelle, Florida 33935 and whose
phone number is (941) 675-5217,
within 2 working days of your receipt
of this Notice, if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-000-055-8771.
Barbara S. Butler
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By:/S/S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
223924 CN 7/12,19/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 07 CA 129
GAMALIEL ESPINOSA,
and
ANNIE R ESPINOSA
Plaintiffs
vs.
RONALO SMITH, ANNIE ESPINOSA, and
RITA M. HERRINGTON; as co-trusteos
of New Hope Baptist Church, an unin-
corporated religious body,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION - PROPERTY
TO: Ronald Smith
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to quiet title on the following prop-
erty in Glades County, Florida:
A TWO ACRE PARCEL OF LAND IN
TRACT 7 OF THE SUBDIVISION OF
SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH,
RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY
FLORDIA, ACCORDING TO THE SUR-
VEY AND MAP MADE BY TE. FREDE-
RICK, C.E., AND FILED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO
COUNTY, PRIOR TO THE CREATION
OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, BE-
ING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP
42 SOUTH, RNAGE 32 EAST, THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 05
SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH
LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, A DIS-
TANCE OF 2,087.37 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 0 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 36
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
47.40 FEET TO A POINT ON THE
NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A
COUNTY ROAD ('AUN ROAD) ALSO
BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF
THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE CON-
TINUING NORTH 0 DEGREES 02 MIN-
UTES 36 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 399.32 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 56
SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SAID
RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF
218.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to Travls W. True-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
AVELO MORTGAGE, L.L.C.,
Plaintiff
vs.
CASE NO. 2007 CA 163
JAMES DEAN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JAMES DEAN; WENDY DEAN; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUS OF WENDY DEAN; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OF
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS)
; UNKNOWN TENTANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JAMES DEAN; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAMES DEAN; WENDY
DEAN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
WENDY DEAN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OFSAID DE-
FEDNANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's atomney, whose
name and address appears hereon,
within thirty days of the first publica-
tion of ths Notce, this Notice, nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 6, BLOCK 20, BASSWOOD, UNIT 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
3783 NORTHWEST 24TH AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petitioner.
DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this 5th
day of July, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Arlene Neslis
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedIngs. If hearleg Impaired, please
call 8000) 955-9771 (TOO) or
800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
Law Oficesof Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813)915-0559
Attorneys for Plaintiff
223416 ON 7/12,19/07

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07CA48
RICHARD J. STIGLITZ and
CHRISTINA STIGLITZ, his wife
Plaintiff
vs.
WALTER A. RAMSEY, and
SANDRA A. RAMSEY, his wife
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
6-27-07, and entered in Case No.
07CA48 of the Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circuit, In and for Glades
County, Florida, wherein RICHARD J.
STIGLITZ and CHRISTINA STIGLITZ,
his wife, are the Plaintiffs and WALTER
A. RAMSEY and SANDRA A. RAMSEY,
his wife, are the defendants I will sell
to the highest bidder for cash at the
Glades County Courthouse, On the
Courthouse Steps, 500 Avenue J,
Moore Haven, Florida 33471, on the
26th day of July, 2007 at 11:00 AM,
the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, lying and
being situate In Glades County, Florida,
to-wit:
LOT 7, FIFTH ADDITION, UNIT NO. 1,
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, A SUBDIVISION IN
SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH,
RANGE 34 EAST, GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 40 AND 41, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A DOUBLEWIDE MO-
BILE HOME DESCRIBED AS - YEAR -
1987; MAKE - MERI; VIN NO.
CF24822970A AND CF24822970B
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons requiring a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact
(63 . 946-6010, 1-800-955-8771
DD or 1-800-955-8770M9, via
Florida Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days priorto the proceeding.
DATED this 3rd day of July, 2007.
JOE FLINT
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis'
Deputy Clerk
COLIN M. CAMERON
Attorney for Plaintiff
200 NE 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863) 763-8600
3211 CGS 7/12,19/07

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWEN-
TIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2006-670 CA
BENNY RICHMOND, INC.
Plaintiff
vs.
DINAH A. HESS I/k/a DINAH A. PITT-
MAN, TERRY R.HESS, JOSHUA
TODD PITTMAN, and OCWEN LOAN
SERVICING, LLC.
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOSHUA TODD PITTMAN,
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint to
foreclose a lien on the following real
property described as follows:
Lots 1,2,3, and 20, Block 142, of the
General Plan of Clewiston, Florida, as
revised September 7,1937, according
to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 71 through 78 inclusive
of the Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida. has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy ofyour written defenses, if any,
to It on STEVEN R. DUHL, Plaintit's at-
torney, whose address is 5737 Okee-
chobee Blvd., Suite 204, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33417, on or before
August 13,2007 and file the original
with the clerk of this court either be-
fore service on plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-


I Pb ic o ice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 07-200-CA
ALLIED MORTGAGE & FINANCIAL
CORR, a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff
vs.
JOACHIM J. PASCH, an individual, MAR-
GARET E. PASCH, an individual, JOHN
DOE #1 a/k/a all unknown Tenants, in
possession of the subject real proper-
ty, an individual, JOHN DOE #2 a/k/a
all unknown Tenants in possession of
the subject real ropery, an individual
and JAX FEDERAL CREDIT UNION OF
FLORIDA, a Florida non-profit cororpra-
tion,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated July 2, 2007, and entered in
07-200-CA of the Circuit Court of the
20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry
County, Florida, wherein JOACHIM J.
PASCH, MARGARET E, PASCH, JOHN
DOE #1 a/Wa all unknown Tenants in
possession of the subject real proper-
ty, JOHN DOE #2 a/k/a all unknown
Tenants in possession of the subject
real property and JAX FEDERAL CRED-
IT UNION OF FLORIDA, are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in Hendry County
Courthouse, 25 E. HIckpochee Ave-
nue, Labelle, FL 33935 at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on the 5th day of Sept.,
2007, the following described property
set forth In said Order or Final Judg-
ment, to wit:

EXHIBIT"A" .
BEING IN THE COUNTY OF HENRY,
STATE OF FLORIDA TOW IT: LOTS
125,126, 109, 110 AND THE EAST
ONE-HALF OF LOT 111, NORTH LA-
BELLE HEIGHTS. A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 16, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND LYING AND BEING IN
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1983 .l fJlL.
DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOVE i vle
ING VIN NUMBERS 063850S7713A &
063850S7713B AND REAL PROPER-
TY NUMBERS 054405 AND 054406
AND TITLE NUMBERS 22137180 &
22137179.
BORROWER DECLARES THAT THE
ABOVE DESCRIBED MOBILE HOME
WILL REMAIN PERMANTNELY AF-
FIXED TO THE PROPERTY AND WILL
BE TREATED AS A FIXTURE. BOR-
ROWER ALSO DECLARES THAT THE
WHEELS, AXLES AND HITCHES HAVE
BEEN REMOVED AND THAT THE MO-
BLE HOME IS CONNECTED TO THE
UTILITIES. BORROWER AND LENDER
INTEND THAT THE MIBLE HOME LOSE
ITS NATURE AS PERSONAL PROPER-
TY AND BECOME REAL PROPERTY IN
ADDITION, BORROWER DECLARES
THAT THE MOBILE HOME HAS BEEN
ASSESSED AS REAL PROPERTY FOR
AD VALOREM TAXES. LENDER WILL
RESERVE AN INTEREST IN THE MO-
BILE HOME BOTH UNDER THE REAL
PROPERTY LAWS AND THE LAWS
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES AND
PERSONAL PROPERTY.
With an address of: 1267 Mohawk
Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owners as of the
date of the iUs pendens must lile a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated at Labelle, Hendry County, Florida,
this 5th day of July, 2007.
BARBARA S, BUTLER
As Clerk,
Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida
BY: /S/S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
223893 CN 7/12,19/07

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The School Board of Hendry County
will be accepotin sealed bids until July
20, 2007 tor Bid #108-0001, Food-
service Smallwares, Specifications
will be available at the board's
finance office at 111 Curry Street
In LaBelle. 'Call (863) 674 4100 to
have the the specs foxed or mailed
Hendry County School Board
Patrick B. Langford, Chairman
222913 CB/CGS 7/12/2007.
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct a spe-
cial session beginning at 12:00 noon
then following their monthly business
meeting beginning at 1pm on Thurs-
day, July 12th, in the Conference
Room at Hendry Regional Medical
Center, 525 West Sagamore Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida.
223864 CN 7/12/07
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell these ve-
hicles on 07/27/2007, 10:00 am at
74. S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE,
FL 33935, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS
TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all
bids.
1993 MERCURY
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives Notice of its Intent to grant a solid
waste Construction/Operation Permit (No.0044768-003-SO/30) for the proposed
project as detailed in the application (No.0044768-003-S0/30) to the applicant,
Glades County Board of County Commissioners, c/o Mr. Wendell H. Taylor,
County Manager, PO. Box 1018, Moore Haven, Florida 33471.
The Permit, when issued, will allow the Permittee to construct/operate:
a solid waste processing facility (transfer station), specifically identified as Glades
County Solid Waste Transfer Station, located at the Glades County Sanitary Land-
fill No. 2 Site, SR 78 N (1/4 mile north of SR 78, 6 miles west of US 27), Ortona,
Glades County, Fl orida.
The Department's file on this matter is available for public inspection during normal
business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Fnriday, except legal holi-
days, at Florida Department of Environmental Protection, South District, 2295 Vic-
torian Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida.
The Department will issue the permit unless a-timely petition for an administrative
hearing is filed under Sections 120.569' and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes, or all
parties reach a written agreement on mediation as an alternative remedy under
Section 120.573 before the deadline for filing a petition. Choosing mediation will
not adversely affect the right to a hearing, if mediation does not result in a settle-
ment. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below, followed by
the procedures for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the above proposed agency
action may peti1on for an administrative determination (hearing under Sections
120.569 and 120.57 o the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the infor-
mation set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Department's Office of
General Counsel, Marjery Stoneman Douglas Building, 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Petitions filed by
any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3) of
the Florida Statutes must e filed within fourteen (14) days of publication of this
notice or receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. The petitioner shall
mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the
time of iling. The failure of any person to file a petition ir a r-..-t ftr mdia-
tion, as discussed below) within the appropriate time ,:"., i n f e- ii'i, a
waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearSing)
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes, or to intervene in this
proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a pro-
ceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of th presiding
officer upon the tiling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the
Florida Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based
must contain the following information:
(a) The name, address ansd telephone number of each petitioner, the applicant's
name and address, the Department Fil Number and the county in which the pro-
oct is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Depart-
ment's action or proposed action;
A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are or will be affected by
the Department's action or proposed action;
A statement of all material facts disputed by petitioner or a statement that there are
no disputed facts ' , ,
A statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including a statement of the specific facts
which the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Department's
action or proposed action;
(f)A statement of tie specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require re-
versal or modification of the Department's action or proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the
petitoner wants the Department to take with respect to the Department's action o
proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department'D action
is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain
the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a pettiun means that the Department's final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to
petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements
aset forth above.
In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petioner may elect to pur-
sue mediation. The election may be accomplished by filing with the Department a
mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the De-
partment, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hear-
ing). The agreement must contain all the information required by Rule 28-106.404
EA.C. The agreement must be received by the clerk in the Office of General Coun-
sel of the Depatment at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-3000, within ten (10) days after the deadline for filing a
petition, as set forth above. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the right
to a hearing, if mediation does not result in a settlement.
The agreement to mediate must include the following:
11 tfi, ,mi-- addresses, and telephone numbers of any persons who may attend
(b) the name, address, and telephone number of the mediator selected by the par-
ties, or a provision of selecting a mediator within a specified time;
(c) the agreed allocation of the costs and fees associated with the mediation
(d) the agreement of the parties on the confidentiality of discussions and doce-
ments Introduced during mediation;
(e) the date, time, and place of the first mediation session, ora deadline for holding
the first session, if no mediator has yet been chosen;
(I) the name of each party's representative wh shall have authority to settle or rec-
g) either an explanation of how the substantial interests of each mediating party will
be affected by the action or proposed action addressed in this action or a state-
ment clearly identifying the petition for hearing that each party has already filed,
and incorporating it by reference; and
(h) the signatures of all parties or their authorized representatives.
As provided in Section 120.573 of the Florida Statutes (EfS.), the timely agreement
of all parties to mediate will toll the time limitations imposed by Sections 120.569
and 120.57 FS. for requesting and holding an administrative hearing. Unless oth-
erwise agreed by the parties, the mediation must be concluded within sixty (60)
days of receipt of the execution of the agreement. If mediation results in settle-
ment of the administrative dispute, the Department must enter final order incor-
porating the agreement of the parties. Persons whose substantial interests will be
Safected by such a modified final decision of the Department have a right to peti-
tion for a hearing only in accordance with the requirements for such petitions set
forth above and must, therefore, file their petitions within fourteen (14) days of
receipt of this notice, or they shall be deemed to have waived their right to apro-
ceeding under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 ES. If mediation terminates without
settlement of the dispute, the Department shall notify all parties in writing that the
administrative hearing processes under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 ES. are re-
sumed.
222860 CGS/Glads County pem 7/12/07ll

� REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000113 / oFa11860
PUMP STATIONS G-370 & G-372 ROOF REPLACEMENTS,
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the

on Tuesday, Auguset 7, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted
bids will be openendand publicly wad. Contractor shall completely remove & dis-
pose of existing damaged roofs, replace roofs at both G-370 & G-372 with modi-
fied bituminous sheet roofing systems, install sheet metal flashing & trim, install
missing scuppers, repair lightning protection system & repaint parapet walls.
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Monday, July 23, 2007 at 10:00
aLm. at SFWMD STA 3/4 Construction Vilage, US Highway 27. For directions cal:
Faye Mcoavid at (561) 686-8800 x 7370 o (561) 261-3852. Site visit will Im-
mediately follow. All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request fer
Bidders (RFB). Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by
downloading it tor free at eww.smdn.v purchasing a CD for $5.00 at the
above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOT-
LINE o00-472-5290. The public s invited to attend tie bid opening. Information
on the status ofa this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
www.slwmd.gov.
223006 CGS 7/1t2/07 e:107

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Wrt of Execution, issued in the Circuit
- Court of Dade County, Flonda, on the 10th day of May 2007, in the cause where-
in Maria Luisa Alvarez is respondent and Juwill C. Alvarez is petiioner, being
Case number 97-23506 FC, in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, S., as Sheriff of
Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, fttie and interest of the pemt-
tioner Juo C. Alvarez, in and to the following described property, to-wit:
Red 2004 Joep-Grand Cherokee 4 r. Wagon Sport Utility
license plate: JOOFZlI Vin 1J4GX48S74C237168
And on ti e 26th day of July 2007, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
house, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 1t :00am, or as soon thinereafter as possible,
I will offer for sale iall the said petitioner's, Julio C. Alvarez, right, tite and interest
in the aforesaid property, at public auction and will aell the same, subject to taxes,
all prior liens, encumbrances and tudgments, if any, to the highest bidder for

Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
SHendry County, Florida

By: Captain Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff
218685 C00 6/21,2087/5,12/07

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court o Hendry County, Florida on the 17th day of May, 2007, in the cause
wherein MLH FInancial Services, Inc. is plaintiff and Marsha Bussell (A/Kit/
Marsha Darlene Edgar) is defendant, being Case number 91-240, in said Court,
I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff at Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the
right, title and interest of the defendant Marsha Bussell (A/K/A Marsha Darlene
Edgar), in and to the following described property, to-wit:
One (1) 2003 Mitsubishi, VIN # 4A3AC44GX3E121746
And on the 16th day of August, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Courthouse,
LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible, I will
offer for sole all the said defendant's, Marsha Bussell (AlK/A Marsha Darlene
Edgar), right, title and interest in the aforesaid property, at public auction and will
sell the same, subject to taxes, 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 costs and the satisfaction of the above-described
execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
223596 CN 7/12,19,27;8/2/07


fault will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint.
Dated on July 3, 2007
Barbara S. Butler
As Clerk of the Court
D Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
223879 CGS/Clewiston 7/12,19/2007

NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
July 13, 2007
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Thelma Smith:
Bed mattress w/rails, small window unit,
2 TV's, stereo w/speakers, clothes,
computer w/printer, TV stand, small
portable CD player, suitcase, misc.
boxes & household items
Property of Dorma Brown:
Small motor scooter, gas tank, fan, out-
side sitting chairs, suitcase, generator
& misc. household items & boxes
221581 SUN 7/5,12/07


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SFWMD repairs hurricane-damaged canals


WEST PALM BEACH - The
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) recently
announced that four major proj-
ects are underway as part of a
multi-million dollar effort to re-
pair more than 30 miles of canal
damaged by Hurricane Wilma
in October 2005. The large-scale
infrastructure work is intended to
repair and restore canals in Palm
Beach, St Lucie, Highlands and
Glades counties and reinforce ca-
nal banks to help mitigate the po-
tential for future storm damage.
The SFWMD Governing Board
awarded four canal repair con-
tracts totaling more than $6.5


million at its February meeting,
including close to $1.25 million
to install turf reinforcement mats,
rubble riprap and sod along
20,300 linear feet of the C-24 ca-
nal bank in St Lucie County; more
than $1.97 million to install turf
reinforcement mats, berm drains,
rubble riprap and sod along
55,070 linear feet of the C-39A
and C-40 canals in Highlands and
Glades counties; more than $1.9
million to install turf reinforce-
ment mats, berm drains, rubble
riprap and sod along 74,180 lin-
ear feet of the C-41 canal bank in
Highlands and Glades counties
and nearly $1.4 million to install


INI/Pete uawda

Exposed ground
The exposed beach and boats sitting on the bottom at
Scott Driver Park show how low the Kissimmee River is.
Water managers say that it has been eight months since
any water from the Kissimmee River Basin was released
to Lake Okeechobee.


gabions and sod along 7,800 lin-
ear feet of the L-12 canal bank in
Palm Beach County. The U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture's Natural
Resources Conservation Service
is funding 75 percent of the cost
to repair the L-12 Canal.
"Our water infrastructure must
remain in good operating condi-
tion, and in light of new projec-
tions for an active hurricane sea-
son, it was critical that our agency
get these projects in motion as
quickly as possible," said SFWMD
Governing Board Chairman Eric
Buermann. "A speedy implemen-
tation of the prescribed repairs
will optimize the performance
of these canals and make them
more resilient in the face of future
storm events."
The SFWMD approved nearly
$1.5 million in fiscal year 2006
for canal repairs relating to Hur-
ricane Wilma. Including the four
repair projects announced recent-
ly, the District has also approved
more than $12.1 million to repair
hurricane-damaged canals this
year. The four repair projects are
scheduled for completion this
summer.
South Florida's intricate wa-
ter management system was de-
signed more than 60 years ago
on the premise that its popula-
tion would not exceed 1.4 million
people by the new millennium.


Today, following sound construc-
tion by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers ahd decades of respon-
sible preventive maintenance by
the SFWMD, this system provides
flood protection for nearly 7 mil-
lion residents.
'In addition, the SFWMD con-
tinuously clears and maintains all
lands 40 feet from the top of Dis-
trict canal banks. This preventa-
tive maintenance ensures that de-
bris and obstructions do not enter
the primary drainage system and
mitigates the potentially devastat-
. ing impacts of hurricanes on the
canal system. Keeping these ca-
nals open and free of blockages
is paramount to making sure the
drainage system works for the cit-
izens who live in and around the
basins served by these canals.
Today, the District invests close
to $6 million annually on auto-
mation and telemetry systems
to manage more than 60 major
pump stations; double the num-
ber of stations operated with the
same number of staff a decade
ago. Additionally, the District in-
vests more than $14 million each
year to maintain water structures
at strict operating standards,
maintain more than 2,000 miles
of canals and levees and support
a sophisticated communication
systems.


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Just as plants can make for an
inviting space outdoors, so, too,
can they revitalize the inside of a
home. House plants 'have several
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cozy feel to a home, filling in bare
areas of rooms where furniture or
other furnishings would be too
much. Plants are also good for the
environment. They use the carbon
dioxide people and animals respire
and give off the oxygen we need.
This makes them an environmen-
tally friendly addition to the home
and one that can help promote,
healthy indoor air. Plants can also
be mood boosters. Caring for them
can be a relaxing hobby, one that
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They're generally easy to care for,
provided you begin with some of
the hardier varieties. Here are
some to consider.
1. Philodendron: This plant is
easily identified by its glossy,
heart-shaped leaves. There are
many different species and these
plants -are some of the most toler-
ant as house plants. Philodendrons
grow naturally in tropical jungles
and prefer medium light. Direct
sunlight can scorch the leaves.
Even if you forget about it for a
few days, simply watering the plant
can revive it.
2. Wandering jew: This plant
quickly produces a large amount
of foliage. However, in containers
leaves tend to grow toward the end
of the stems, creating a sparse
look. The plant comes with dark or
iarieg ated leaves' It'prefers ,shady
areas.


3. Spider plant: Also known as
the airplane plant, this is another
easy-to-care-for variety. Spider
plants prefer bright natural light,
but will burn in direct sunlight.
Keep the soil evenly moist, but not
soggy. And if leaves tend to brown,
it could be due to the water you
use. Chemicals in municipal water
supplies can damage the plant.
4. Ficus: This plant loves a fil-
tered sunny spot, so place it in a
bright area of the home, but not
one that gets sunlight all day. Its
leaves will fall off if left in the
shade all the time or if it is over-
watered. It also cares for high
humidity, so mist the plant twice
daily.
5. Pothos: With variegated
leaves, this. plant is both attractive
and simple to niairnt.:it. It leads the,
',aiv as orient ot the most popular
house plants. Natural, bright, indi-


rect light is best. The leaves and,,
stems will get smaller gradually if
not enough light is present. A plant
that is underwatered will eventual-
ly feature leaves that turn yellow,
then fall off.
General House Plant Care
Correct light and water is gener
ally all that is needed to keep house.
plants healthy, particularly these!
hardy varieties. In terms of water-
ing, place your finger one inch into,
the soil. If the soil sticks to your
finger upon removal, it's not yet
time to water. If the soil is dry and'
falls off, it's time to water. House,
plants do not need much in the',
terms of fertilization. Fertilizing"
once or twice a year is sufficient,
.,nd nsiio. enriched potting miies
.sill provide enough nrutrient- 't'6
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691 Hwy. 27 N.W PH. (863) 946-9160
Ste. 2 Fax (863) 946-9162
PO. Box 1270
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
Real Estate - Criminal Law - Civil Litigation
www.truebloodlawgroup.com
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STK#71712A.................................................... 2 ,9 9 0
'95 JEEP CHEROKEE 299
STK#71 ,49B.......... ...................................... 2 ,9 9 0
'98 DODGE INTREPID
STK#7739A ............................ .......................... , 9 0
'97 NISSAN MAXIMA ,
STK#PL7085A .................... ................... 2 ,9 9 0
'00 HYUNDAI ACCENT
STK#PL7088B........................................... 13 , 9 0u


'97 INFINITI 130
STK#T72745... ...................................., ......... 3 .9 9 0
'99 FORD TAURUS
STK# 71105A........ ............... ............... 3 ,9 9 0
'99 CHEVY S10
STK#7777A.......... ............. .................... 4 ,9 9 0
'98 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 4
STK# 70500A................................................... 4 ,9 9 0
'04 DODGE CARAVAN
STK#71242A ...... ..................... ........... 5 ,9 9 0


'02 TOYOTA COROLLA
STK#72266A ................................................ .. 5 ,9 9 0
'01 FORD EXPEDITION
STKO 72861B......................... .................... $6 ,9 9 0
'02 NISSAN PATHFINDER $. . nn7
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'02 NISSAN QUEST 7 990
STK#70132A ............................ ................. . 9 9 0
'02 TOYOTA CAMRY
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CHRYSLER PT CRUISER STK#7597A ...
SATURN ION STK47382A . .. . . ..... ....
TOYOTA TUNDRA STK# 71754B .........
VOLVO S40 STK#71589A .. . . . .. .. ..........
CHEVY SILVERADO STK#70108A ..... ..
TOYOTA TUNDRA SRS QUAD CAB STK#71754B .......
M AZDA 3 STK#72411A .............. ... ....
CHRYSLER PACIFICA STK#72470A
BUICK LACROSSE STK.7616A ......... .........
FORD SPORT TRAC XLS STK,7712A ............
HYUNDAI SANTA FE STK#7613A ......... .. .......
GM C SAVANA STK#72713A . . . ..................... .... ... . ...


JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA STK#72662A
DODGE DAKOTA STK#72291A ............. .........
CHEVY EQUINOX LS STK061169B........... .......
FORD MUSTANG GT STK#72871A ..... ............ ............
NISSAN FRONTIER SE 4X4 STK#72655A...........
NISSAN FRONTIER LE STK#I1538A.......
F150 EXT CAB XLT 4X4 STK,#70227A.... ... .....
FORD F250 4X4 STK*71997A ....... .
CHEVY SILVERADO SS ST71209A ...........
DODGE RAM 3500 DIESEL STK#72118A............
TOYOTA 4RUNNER STK#71199A .......... ........
FORD F150 LARIAT QUAD 4X4 STK#72736A ........
CHEVY AVALANCHE LS STK#63573A......... ....
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MSRP. $24,450
.MSRP. $21,405
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.MSRP: $23,710
.MSRP $21,650
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PRICE: $10,990 .................YOU SAVE: $4,320
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PRICE: $11,990 .................. YOU SAVE: $9,420
PRICE: $12,890 ................... YOU SAVE: $2,035
PRICE: $12,990 ...............YOU SAVE: $5,640
PRICE: $13,690 ...............YOU SAVE: $10,760


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MSRP: $21,765 .............. ARRIGO
MSRP. $21,955 .............. ARRIGO
MSRP- $29,370 .............. ARRIGO
MSRP. $23,950 .............. ARRIGO
MSRP' $24,250 .............. ARRIGO
MSRP. $29,760 .............. ARRIGO
MSRP $34,185............ ARRIGO
MSRP $39,205 .............. ARRIGO
MSRP $35,390 ................ARRIGO
MSRP: $29,910 .............. ARRIGO
MSRP $32,990 .............. ARRIGO
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SAVE: $5,660
SAVE: $9,410
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PRICE: $20,990 ............... YOU SAVE: $3,260
PRICE: $21,690 .................. YOU SAVE: $8,070
PRICE: $21,990..............YOU SAVE: $12,195
PRICE: $23,790 .................YOU SAVE: $15,415
PRICE: $23,990................YOU SAVE: $11,400
PRICE: $24,990 ..................YOU SAVE: $5,000
PRICE: $26,490........ .......YOU SAVE: $6,500
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