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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: August 2, 2007
Publication Date: 1928-
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Clewiston.
Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928


Thursday, Aug


ust 2, 2007


At a Glance

Benefit car wash
planned
There will be a car wash,
Saturday, Aug. 4, at 9 a.m. to I
p.m. at Seacoast National Bank,
located at 300 N. Berner Road.
All proceeds will be used to
purchase school supplies and
uniforms for needy children.
The event is sponsored by Sea-
coast National Bank and Hen-
dry-Glades Behavioral Health
Center. If you have any ques-
tions, call (863)-983-9113.

Rodeo Association
to host event
The Hendry Country Rodeo
Association and Youth Live-
stock will host a "members
only" Team Penning practice
on Saturday, Aug. 4.
The event will start at 5 p.m.
at the Hendry-Glades Arena at
the Glades Resort (formally
known as Hendry Isles).
The fee is $30 for each per-
son for unlimited runs..
For those interested in, par-
ticipating and have not signed
up for membership, they may
do so the day of the event.
For more information, go to
our Web site at: http://www.
geocities.com/hcra_youthlive-
.stock.

City awards
seek candidates
The City of Clewiston is
seeking nominations for the
prestigious Outstanding Com-
munity Service Award. If you
know someone who deserves
recognition in the Clewiston
area, forms are available from
Iva Pittman at City Hall, 115
West Ventura Avenue, Clewis-
ton, FL 334-49, -.r go to the City's
website, www.clewiston-fl.gov
and download the form.

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.

We want your news!
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comes news from the com-
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page 4.

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 Av-
enue across from Woodworks
Park. New Scouts and returning
Scouts are always welcome.

Lake Level

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Index


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Opinion ....
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Missing woman is identified


Body recovered
at Hendry-Lee
County line
By Patty Brant
Independent Newspapers
HENDRY COUNTY - The
body of a woman found partial-
ly buried in a wooded area just


inside the Hendry-Lee County
line has now been identified by
the Medical Examiner's Office.
Officials with the medical
examiner's office have identi-
fied the woman as 31-year-old
Melissa Shook. Shook's body
was found Sunday, July 29.
Law enforcement authori-
ties said Ms. Shook had been
reported missing earlier in the


month.
Her body was discovered
by two citizens in a wooded
area just outside LeHigh Acres,
at 23rd Terrace and Wheeler
Street, at about 10 a.m. Sunday.
The site is located just one
block into Southwestern Hen-
dry County. Hendry and Lee
county officers conducted foot
searches throughout the area


looking for evidence after the
discovery of the body.
The Lee County Sheriff's Of-
fice reports that the victim was
identified using dental records.
The cause of death is still
under investigation and little
information is being released
although reports state that Lee
County Sheriff's Office has ex-
ecuted a search warrant at the


home of Ms. Shook's estranged
husband, Joseph Shook in
Alva.
Ms. Shook lived in Estero
and was the mother of three
children. She had been in the
midst of divorce proceedings.
Hendry County deputies se-
cured the scene for two days
before clearing the area about 1
p.m. Monday.


EOC site at



Port LaBelle


Commissioners
reconsider ATVs
By Patty Brant
Independent Newspapers
HENDRY COUNTY - At
their July 24 meeting, Hendry
County commissioners voted
unanimously to finalize the
location for the county's new
Emergency Operations Center.
Commissioner Darrell Harris
kicked the discussion off, won-
dering why, after months of
looking, the site was still being
discussed. Commissioner Har-
ris said he had understood that
property owned by the school
board in Port LaBelle was the
best site. Funding has been se-
cured but the process must get
under way or the county will


lose it.
Commissioner Bill Maddox
agreed, and further wondered
why there remains a discrep-
ancy as to the size of the facil-
ity: the original 3,500 sq. feet or
7,500 sq. feet.
New County Administrator
Wayne O'Neal said he met with
the school board and architect
and was continuing to look at
sites with a minimum of 10
acres. He also said the 7,500
sq. foot size was the only one
he had been apprised of.
Assistant County Adminis-
trator Judi Kennington-Korf ex-
plained that use of the school
property .had been tied to the
school board's continued use
of the old Courthouse and that
there were issues of shared
See Site- Page 12


CPD offers free


home drug test



kits to parents


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - Parents sus-
pecting that their children are
abusing drugs or alcohol now
have another tool for preven-
tion.
The Clewiston Police De-
partment is providing free
home drug testing kits to par-
ents through the Law Enforce-
ment Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.)
program.
The kits contain tests that
detect the trace of substances
such as alcohol, marijuana, ec-
stacy and cocaine.
"It gives parents the ability
to have peace of mind," said


Assistant Chief Kristine Pe-
tersen. "There are drug issues
in our community we need to
deal with. I look at this-as an-
other tool parents can use to try
and stop this before drug use
becomes a problem," Assistant
Chief Petersen added.
According to the police de-
partment, the kit will help par-
ents, together with the support
of schools, law enforcement
and the community to' come
together to end the silent epi-
demic.
Even in smaller commu-
nities like Clewiston, law en-
forcement officials say that the
See Testing - Page 12


INI/Ideybis Gonzalez
Bike riding
This Clewiston resident travels around the neighborhood enjoying an afternoon
bike ride.
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Training includes
WMD incident
By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
HENDRY COUNTY - Last
week Hendry County's top lead-
ers, businesses and schools at-
tended an important course on
planning and responding to ter-
rorism and Weapons of Mass
Destruction (WMD) incidents.
As the class ended on the
third day, Hendry County Sheriff
Ronnie Lee thanked all of the lo-
cal law enforcement, healthcare,


and emergency management
representatives at the workshop
and took the opportunity to give
additional information in the
event such a thing were to hap-
pen locally.
The three-day training course
was conducted by Homeland
Security and held at the Hendry
County shooting and training
range.
"Now more than ever, it is
critically important for every
chief executive dealing with
emergency services to under-
stand what each of us can and
See Prepare - Page 12


Volume 83, Number 6


Glades Swim Meet: Montura wins event


INI/Naji Tobias
The Montura swim team, with swimming coaches Rolando Carreno, left and Victor
Bartlett, right, won the majority of their events, resulting in their team victory in the
Lake Shore swimming meet over the teams of .Belle Glade and Harlem. According to
Wanda Melton, one of the organizers of the meet, about 60 children participated in the:
event, which featured races such as the 100 and 200 meter freestyle and backstroke,
as well as the 4x100 relay freestyle.


. ..- .


At the Lake Shore swim meet in Belle Glade on Wednesday, July 25, Taylor Baker, 12,
of Montura, was one of many swimmers from the Montura swimming team to win. Here,
Taylor emerges victorious in the 100-meter freestyle race.


Local officials


prepare for worst


case scenario


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Thursday, August 2, 2007


Area relay radio operators attend regional forum


By Samuel S. Thomas
W3ALE PIO Big Lake
Amateur Radio Club
On Saturday, July 21, a region-
al meeting of the Amateur Radio
Emergency Service was held at
the Emergency Operations Center
in West Palm Beach. This secure
"nerve center" for Palm Beach
County hosted the radio com-
munity from Brevard to Monroe
Counties and included Hendry
and Glades County Emergency
Coordinators and staff.
Representing Hendry County
was Jim Sparks, AA4BN, the Emer-
gency Coordinator for the county;
and Sam Thomas, W3ALE, Assis-
tant Emergency Coordinator and
Public Information Officer for the


local radio group at the southern
end of Lake Okeechobee. Both of
these persons are also designated
as "Official Emergency Stations"
by the American Radio Relay
League; indicating that they have
a capacity to stay "on the air" in
the event of major disasters, hur-
ricanes, power outages, or other
situations where the usual power
and communications sources
would not be in service.
Attending from Glades County
was their Emergency Coordinator,
Thom Street, N5KFR, who over-
sees emergency communications
in the Glades County area.
The meeting included approxi-
mately 50 persons who received
updates on communications pro-


tocols and techniques, reports of
regional activities throughout the
southern Florida region, establish-
ing information-sharing networks,
and our place in the larger, state-
wide and national emergency
preparedness efforts. During the
past several years, requirements
for becoming a licensed radio
amateur operator have been sig-
nificantly relaxed.
The Federal Communications
Commission, which regulates all
radio transmissions in the U.S.
(including amateur radio licens-
ing), has eliminated Morse Code
requirements from the licensure
testing. The examination ques-
tions are now in the public do-
main and materials have been


prepared to assist persons in get-
ting ready for licensure tests with-
out the same broad-spectrum
knowledge requirements that
were needed in the past.
Additionally, the testing for li-
censure today is provided through
a national program of volunteer
examiners rather than having to
travel to a local FCC administrative
site for testing. As a result, it is now
possible to take licensing tests in
almost any area of the country.
Hendry and Glades County have
sufficient volunteer examiners
available to make it easy for per-
sons interested in preparing for
radio licenses to be tested.
Persons who are interested
in learning more or preparing to


share in this means of contribut-
ing to their county emergency
preparedness are invited to get in
touch with the local EC's or Assis-
tants. Perhaps more importantly
- entering into an exciting way of
making friends around the world,
enjoying a new and fascinating
pastime, and learning about a


science at the roots of our society
- is also something to be gained.
For more information, contact the
Big Lake Amateur Radio Club,
through Sam Thomas at (863)
983-7960 or one of the local Emer-
gency Coordinators. They will be
happy to answer questions and
provide additional information.


Engagements


Kendall Miller and Gary Moore


Miller-Moore
Deborah Miller and Charles
Miller of Clewiston are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Kendall Miller, to
Gary Moore, of Clewiston. The
prospective groom is the son of
Gary Lee Moore and Linda Joyce
Moore.
The prospective groom is sta-
tioned at Ft. Campbell, Ky., in the


OUUII


5th Special Forces Group (Air-
borne) Unit. He will have another
tour in Iraq this coming October.
The bride-to-be is currently
enrolled at UNA, in AL., where
she is playing softball on a schol-
arship and working toward a
double major in Criminology and
Sociology.
Both' are Clewiston High
School graduates.


INI/Katrina Elsken

Stagecoach
The Seminole Tribe of Florida's historic stage coach was
featured in the National Day of the Cowboy celebrations in
Okeechobee on July 28.


Obituaries


Cristino Perez
Cristino Perez, age 87, of Clew-
iston, passed away July 23, 2007
in Clewiston.
He was born Aug. 6, 1919 in
Agua Buenas Sumidero, Puerto


Rico to Jose and Maria (Fontanez)
Perez.
He is survived by his wife, Ma-
ria (Santana) Perez of Clewiston;
his daughter, Rosa Maria Perez of
Clewiston; two brothers, Artemio


Perez and Juan Perez, both of
Puerto Rico.
Funeral services were held
Thursday, July 26, at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home in Clewiston with
Reverend Tranquilino Hernandez


officiating. Interment followed at
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.


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Cowboy Day cattle drive
The Seminole Tribe of Florida provided Spanish-type cat-
tle for a ceremonial cattle drive in Okeechobee on Satur-
day, to honor National Cowboy Day. Representatives from
the tribe also rode in the cattle drive, which traveled ap-
proximately 3.5 miles from Flagler Park to the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center.


INI/Katrina Elsken

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The Seminole Tribe of Florida's historic jail wagon was
featured in the National Day of the Cowboy celebrations
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INI/Katrina Elsken

Cattle drive: Move 'em out
The Seminole Tribe of Florida provided the cattle for
the National Day of the Cowboy cattle drive and cele-
bration in. Okeechobee County on July 28. The celebra-
tion started with a 3.5 mile cattle drive from downtown
Okeechobee to the Agri-Civic Center on State Road 70.
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LIFESTYLES









Summit demonstrates challenges of water control


By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida
On Monday July 30, South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) called together
representatives of stakeholders:
agriculture, representatives from
the east and west coasts of the
state, environmental interests,
recreation and government inter-
ests to engage in a Water Summit.
The 2007 Water Summit hopes to
explain the challenges faced any
given year to manage the system,
heighten stakeholders' awareness
of water management's decision-
making process and demonstrate
the tools they have available to
manage the system.
"Pre-drainage (no canals, no
dike, etc.) when the wet season
came, the lake spread out in all di-
rections and drained mainly south
then east through the Everglades
and the Florida Keys," said Carol
Wehle, executive director of SF-
WMD. "In those days, water qual-
ity was not even on the table." .
"Then drainage canals were
dug and the Herbert Hoover Dike
was built," she continued. "The
dike reduced the size of the lake
by two thirds. Much of the Ev-
erglades had been drained for
farms. The Everglades that is left
was much smaller than before.
The Kissimmee River was chan-
nelized which brought more wa-
ter to Lake Okeechobee faster.
The river had been 103 miles of
twists and turns that slowed the
water which drained all the way
south from Orlando. The chan-
nel however, let the water rush
straight down a distance of just
56 miles. The effect: more water
coming into a smaller lake and


smaller Everglades has changed
things. Who would have though
we would ever have had record
hurricanes followed by record
drought?"
But the area has had similar
periods of wet and dry seasons,
she continued.
"During the 1930s there was
a severe drought. That was fol-
lowed by the two disastrous hur-
ricanes of the 1940s," said George
Home, Deputy Executive Director
of Operations and' Maintenance
for SFWMD. "After this, in 1949,
the Central Florida Flood Control
Project was authorized by the leg-
islature and it was built.. Then in
1972, the legislature authorized
the forming of five water man-
agement districts, theirvboundar-
ies based on the hydrology (how
the water behaved) in each area,
each district to be governed by a
nine to 11 member board."
Today, salinity in the estuaries
can be judged by where certain
aquatic grasses grow: some like
fresh water, some like salty, he
continued. Too much phospho-
rus and many native plants die
out and less desirable plants take-
over.
Birds and wildlife depend on
certain plants for food and nest-
ing sites, he said.
But, water managers pointed
out, the water management sys-
tem, which was designed when
there were about 2 million people
living here, now had to operate
with over 7 million people living
in Florida.
"Florida is a climate of ex-
tremes - either very wet or very
dry," said Mr. Home. "I've heard it
called a wet desert."
The water management's


regulation schedule that water
managers talk about can be com-
pared to driving a car, says Cal
Niedrauer, an engineer with SF-
WMD. The speed limit on 1-95 will
vary from 50 mph in some areas
to 70 mph in other, safer areas. In
school zones, don't be caught ex-
ceeding the 15 mph limit during
school hours!
The regulation schedule pro-
vides water managers with guide-
lines for how much water to hold
or release from Lake Okeechobee.
When water levels in the lake are
in the normal range, the lake
serves as water supply and little, if
any water will be released. When
the lake rises too much, water is
discharged for flood control. -
However, said Mr. Niedrauer,
rivers and canals can be filled to
capacity by local rains without
any discharge from the lake. That
can impede releases from the
lake.
Because of the range of vari-
ables modern developments
have made, water managers have
developed a computer simula-
tor with input, from scientists of
various disciplines into its devel-
opment. That way, the effect of,
many variables on the system can
be tested very quickly. Mr. Nie-'
drauer demonstrated the model
for the panel.
"For instance, the model
shows here, that discharge from
rains over the City of Stuart and
the north fork of the St. Lucie Riv-
er took the model over the safety
envelope. Water managers get
penalized for that, at least in the
press," he joked.
Ray Judah commented that
more water should go south. Mr.
Niedrauer commented that the


summit was about today's sys-
tem, not the future system.
"The purpose of today's meet-
ing is to really, really understand
the tools water management
has available, not what might be
available later on," said modera-
tor Janice Fleischer.
There are constraints to the
south. The operating guidelines
require that there be room in the
water management areas and in
the canals to the south. Earlier in
the summit, the point was made
that only 14 percent of the drain-
age capacity is to the south, while
86 percent goes east and west.
Then the panel members had
the opportunity to make decisions
in a hypothetical situation shown
on the computer model and to
actually see how decisions affect
the parts of the water manage-
ment system "I wondered where
you guys keep the dice," cracked
J.P. Sasser, mayor of Pahokee,
representing the lakeside towns.
"When the crystal ball is out
being polished, we get out the
dice," joked back Mr. Neidrauer.
It went around the table, one
member at a time, decision upon
decision. Each decision affecting
the next and compared with the
regulation schedule, right there
on an ever-changing colored
:graph..
This group will continue to
meet to give a heightened aware-
ness of where the area is, how de-
cisions are being made and how
one small decision may affect a
huge portion of the region.
Each panel member gave
comments about the summit and
future meetings.
"I think we will bring this pan-
el together a minimum of once


Back-to-school tax holiday to begin


TALLAHASSEE - The Florida
Retail Federation (FRF) is predict-
ing strong sales during Florida's
eighth back-to-school sales tax
holiday from Aug. 4-13, an annual
tradition that helps save Florida
families millions of dollars a year.
State and local sales tax will not be
collected on clothing and related
items with a sales price of $50 or
less, 'books with a sales, price of
$50 or less and school supplies


with a sales price of $10 or less.
According to the Federation of
Tax Administrators (FTA), a non-
profit organization representing
state tax agencies, Florida is one
of only 14 states and the District
of Columbia that observe a back-
to-school sales tax holiday and the
only state whose holiday spans two
weekends.
"FRF encourages all Floridians
to take advantage of the savings
available during the sales tax holi-


day. Families looking for a way
to make their dollars go further
should make the most of this op-
portunity," said Rick McAllister,
FRF president and CEO.
Nationwide, spending on elec-
tronics is expected to be one of the
fastest growing categories of back-
to-school sales. Rep. Mlarti Coley,
R-Marianna, a sponsor of previous
sales tax holiday bills, said she
would like to see the Legislature
consider adding some computers


and accessories to future sales tax
holidays as a way to help lower in-
come families purchase computers
for their children and bridge the
"digital divide."
If the Florida Legislature were
to expand the lax exemption dur-
ing the 2008" Legislative Session,
Florida would follow eight other
states that already exempt comput-
ers and related, supplies during the
back-to-school sales tax holiday.


a year to see where we are and
what we have learned," said Ms.
Wehle. "Soon we will be looking
for input into a year-round water
conservation rule. This will be
vastly different from water restric-
tions. This rule will let us report


to Governor Crist that we met his
challenge successfully."
The information presented at
the 2007 Water Summit is avail-
able at www.sfwmd.gov.
MaryAnn Morris can be contacted
at mmorris@newszap.com.


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Dr. Masse began her education at Palm


Community College, followed by Florida Atlantic
University and Ross University School of Medicine. She
did her General Surgery Residency at Louisiana State
University Health Sciences Center and has been in pri-
vate practice since 2003. She is Board Eligible and will be
taking her General Surgery Boards in October.


Dr. Bufo began his education at the Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York followed by the
St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada,
West Indies. Dr. Bufo continued his education at the
State University of New York at Buffalo and his General
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in 1993. Dr. Bufo specializes in Pediatric Surgery and was
the Chief Resident, Pediatric Surgery, at Lebonheur
Children's Medical Center and St. Jude's Research
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INI/Ideybis Gonzalez

Going fishing
This young fellow spends some alone time by the lake tak-
ing a rest after catching fish.


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Good old Tiki Bar
For many years the old car has advertised the Tiki Bar.
Many have seen the familiar sight.


Community Events


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

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 local


students obtain scholarship op-
portunities. Early birds start at 6:30
p.m. with regular games starting
at 7:30 p.m. Help us to help others
because "Elks care-Elks share."

Addiction
recovery help
Narconon reminds parents
that during the summer months,
children are more apt to let bore-
dom set in and drugs and alcohol
can work into their lives. To help
your child this summer, learn to
recognize the signs of drug and
alcohol addiction and get the help
they need.
If you or someone you know is
struggling with an addiction, call
Narconon. NARCONON offers
free addiction counseling, assess-
ments, and referrals to rehabilita-
tion centers nationwide by calling
1-(800) 468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com.


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Deputy 'Woody' Clark promoted


CLEWISTON - Sheriff Ron-
nie Lee and other members of
the Hendry County Sheriff's Of-
fice would like to congratulate
Deputy James "Woody" Clark
on his recent accomplishment of
becoming a school resource of-
ficer practitioner with the Florida
association of school resource
officers. Deputy Clark received
this award July 16, at the recent
Florida Association of School Re-
source Officers Conference' held
in St. Petersburg Beach.
This program was established
to recognize school resource of-
ficers who have excelled in the
area of school resource. In order
for a school resource officer to re-
ceive this award they meet certain
requirements, they must have
completed the 40-hour school
resource officer basic training
course and completed a mini-
mum of 120 hours of advanced
training along with another 24
hours of management or instruc-
tional education.
Deputy Clark has completed
over 500 hours of juvenile-based
training, which qualified him for
this award. In July of 2003 Deputy
Clark was awarded the Florida
attorney general's office school
resource officer practioner certifi-
cate by Charlie Crist, who was the
attorney general for the state of


' Submitted photo
James "Woody" Clark and Florida Association of School Resource Officers President, Robert
Trilguet as Deputy Clark is recognized for his accomplishment in obtaining his School Re-
source Officer certification.


Florida at that time.
During the conference, Dep-
uty Clark received training on
new and current drug trends


along with a gang update. The
main subject covered during this
year's conference was terrorism.
Deputy Clark took classes on de-


tecting suicides bombers, Islam
militant and a review of the 2004
Beslan Middle School massacre
in Chechnya, Russia.


Community News in Brief


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
Email: karabsweeney@com-
cast.net
RRC website: www.flmnh.ufl.
edu/rrc/index.htm
FPAN/Southwest Florida web-
site: http://www.flpublicarchaeol-
ogy.org/pineland.cfm


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


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

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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 Res-
toration, How to raise your CRED-
IT SCORE, Shopping for the right
Mortgage, Minority Grants, Grant
Writing, Housing Assistance Pro-
grams, Free Credit Report *first
time homebuyers. Spanish trans-
lation is available. For more infor-
mation, 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, Col-


lier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry
County children taken from their
homes due to allegations of abuse
or neglect have a volunteer Guard-
ian ad Litem (GAL) to protect their
interests. A GAL volunteer has the
opportunity to be a champion for
an abused, neglected or aban-
doned child in court and within
the community, strongly sup-
ported by program staff. For in-
formation, to apply, or to ask how
your business or organization can
help, call Jackie at (239) 533-1425
or (866) 341-1GAL.
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
Regional Medical Center. Call Toni
at (863) 983-1123 for more infor-
mation.

Stop the violence
services
The Hendry and Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety
by providing services, referrals
and education relating to the af-
fects of dpmestic/sexual violence
in our community. The meetings
rotate between LaBelle, Clewis-
ton and Moore Haven. To get in-


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mation about meeting dates and
times, please call Abuse Council
and Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Exten-
sion (REACT): (863) 674-1811,
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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 monetary
contributions, are tax deductible.
For more information, come by
our office at 121 Central Avenue
rear entrance or email CREW-
headquarters@aol.com or phone
(863) 983-2390.

New times set for
AA meetings
Alcoholic Anonymous meet-
ings are now held at Cdmmunity
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.

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.


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Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service for Clewiston and surrounding areas:
Thursday: Partly cloudy and hot, with a high near 95. South
winds will be between 5 and 7 mph. There is a slight chance of
showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8 a.m.
The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. South
winds will be between 3 and 5 mph. There is a chance of showers
and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m. The chance of rain is 50
percent.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy and hot, with a high near 95. South winds
will be around 6 mph. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are
likely. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. South winds
will be between 3 and 6 mph. Scattered showers and thunder-
storms are likely. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and hot, with a high near 95. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms are likely. The chance of rain is 50
percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms are likely. The chance of rain is 50
percent.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 92. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms are likely. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms are likely. The chance of rain is 40
percent.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 92. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms are likely. The chance of rain is 40 percent.


Thursday, August 2, 2007


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


OPINION








Thursday, August 2, 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Breastfeeding advocacy embraced by Wellington Regional


PALM BEACH COUNTY - Im-
mediate initiation of breastfeed-
ing following delivery and exclu-
sive breastfeeding for the next six
months can save more than one
million babies annually world-
wide. This is the theme chosen by
the World Alliance for Breastfeed-
ing Action (WABA) in recognition
of 2007 World Breastfeeding Week.
The theme highlights the impor-
tance of promoting conditions
conducive to breastfeeding begin-
ning with the first hour of birth.


"In a world where more than
10 million children die before
their first birthday due to prevent-
able causes and where malnutri-
tion is still rampant and associat-
ed with over half of all childhood
deaths, there is simply no time
to waste. Let's start with the first
hour," said Dr. Margaret Chan,
Director General of World Health
Organization.
Immediate skin-to-skin con-
tact of mother and baby is an
important factor for successful


initiation of breastfeeding, as it re-
stores their connection following
birth. This keeps the baby appro-
priately warm, induces maternal
oxytocin release and ensures that
baby receives colostrum during
the first feedings.
"We are proud to support
World Breastfeeding Week at Wel-
lington Regional Medical Center,"
said Barbara Nash-Glassman, RN,
Director of the Centre for Fam-
ily Beginnings. We believe in the
healthy advantages that breast-


feeding offers to mothers as well
as babies. This is an opportunity
to continue educating the com-
munity and staff about the impor-
tance of breastfeeding".
Wellington Regional Medi-
cal Center will celebrate World
Breastfeeding Week with educa-
tional exhibits placed throughout
the hospital. Special gift bags will
be presented to moms delivering
this week along with the chance
to win a breast pump for one
mom each day.


The Centre for Family Begin-
nings provides encouragement
and support to help new moms
reach their breastfeeding goals.
The Lactation Center at Wel-
lington is staffed by three Inter-
national Board Certified Lacta-
tion Consultants (IBCLCs) who
visit mothers during their hospital
stay. They also provide outpatient
consultation and offer a variety
of manual and electric breast
pumps for purchase or rent and
will gladly assist in choosing a
pump suitable for your needs. In


addition, the Lactation Center of-
fers an array of information and
breastfeeding supplies.
A monthly group meeting at
the hospital, The Lactation Tea
and Support Group, provides on-
going support to breastfeeding
moms. Another support group,
La Leche League of Palm Beach
County also meets at the facility.
For an appointment or more
information, please call (561)
798-8664 or visit our website at
www.wellingtonregional.com/
p2217.html.


Is aging affecting


your memory?


A common problem asso-
ciated with getting older is the
memory loss most of seem to
encounter. Forget a couple'
of names or misplace those
car keys again and we begin
to think it's a first sign of Al-
zheimer's and that we'll soon
be forgetting everything.
While Alzheimer's and other
types of dementia are certainly
very real problems, the reality
is that gradual, mild memory
loss is usually just a part of the
normal aging process, although
not one that we have to simply
sit back and accept. In reality,
there are many things that can
be done to maintain and im-
prove your memory. It's simply
untrue that every elderly person
is going to have a poor mem-
ory, or that it's impossible for
an older person to learn new
things.
For most of us, memory
decline is usually very gradual,
generally not even noticeable
before the age of 70. And it
doesn't occur in the same way
for everyone, since loss of
memory can be affected by our
physical health, lifestyle habits
and even level of education.
Most importantly, there are
things we can do to help over-
come the natural weakening of
memory that may occur as we
age.
One important step is to keep
an active mind. Just because-
you are older does not mean
you can't learn something new,
like playing chess, how to cook,
or any of dozens of other new
activities that get you actively
using your mind.
Activities that engage your
mind and make you think all


The

Counseling

Corner
From the American
Counseling Association

help improve memory. When
you read a book or go to a mov-
ie, and then discuss with friends
its details, themes and what did
or didn't work, you're keeping
your mind active and forcing
your memory to work.
If memory loss is worrying
you, check your library or book-
store for books with suggestions
for improving memory. Some
provide tips on how to organize
materials, and information to
make remembering easier. Oth-
ers offer strategies, training sug-
gestions and practice sessions
to help improve memory skills.
The bottom line is a that some
memory loss as we age is per-
fectly normal, not necessarily a
sign of serious mental deterio-
ration.
But if you are worried
that your memory problems
seem more serious, talk to
a counseling professional or
your family physician. They
can offer tests to help pin-
point any possible problems.
"The Counseling Corner" is
provided as a public service by
the American Counseling As-
sociation, the nation's largest
organization of counseling pro-
fessionals. Learn more about
the counseling profession at the
ACA web site, www.counsel-
ing.org.


Grant to help build detoxification center


The Claiborne and Ned Foulds
Foundation has awarded a
$50,000 grant to Southwest Flori-
da Addiction Services (SWFAS) in
support of its capital campaign to
build a new Detoxification Center
and Outpatient Treatment Facility
that will serve Glades, Hendry,
Lee and Charlotte counties.
The grant will be used to help
equip the facility's new kitchen,
which will be named in honor of
Claiborne and Ned Foulds.
"We are very grateful to the
Advisory Board of the Foulds
Foundation for recognizing the
importance of providing treat-
ment for residents with the
chronic disease of addiction,
which impacts one in five people
in our community," said SWFAS
CEO Kevin B. Lewis.
SWFAS now has raised more
than $5.3 million toward the $9.5
million cost of the new facil-
ity. Other major gifts have been
received from the Lee County
Commission, State Housing Ini-
tiatives Program (SHIP), U. S.
Department of Health & Human
Services, Southwest Florida Com-
munity Foundation, Lee Memo-
rial Health System, and Gannett
Foundation.
"There isn't a day that passes
that we aren't forced to turn away
people in need of immediate de-
toxification because there are no
beds available," Mr. Lewis said.
"Each day the headlines tell the
stories of tragedies associated
with untreated substance use dis-
orders, and these consequences
will continue until we can re-
spond to this unmet need."


While the population at risk
has nearly tripled in the past 20
years, Mr. Lewis said the number
of detox beds has decreased from
28 beds in 1984 to 25 beds in
2007, due to the lack of resources
to treat this chronic disease.
"Families need a place to turn
in times of crisis," Mr. Lewis said.
"The Board of Directors is acutely
aware of this need and is commit-
ted to raising the money needed
to build a new facility."
The new 40-bed Detoxification
Center will be built on land in Fort
Myers on Evans Avenue donated
by the City of Fort Myers under
a long-term lease. The four-acre
parcel formerly was the home of
the Fort Myers Recreation Center
adjacent to Southwest Regional
Medical Center.
The planned 44,000 square
foot facility also will include room
for outpatient counseling and
prevention offices now located
on McGregor Boulevard as well
as administrative staff.
The SWFAS Board of Directors
and Capital Campaign Cabinet
currently are requesting funding
from local individuals, business-
es, and foundations to help with
the project.
SWFAS hopes to break ground
later this year with completion
one year later.
SWFAS is the largest and old-
est comprehensive substance
abuse treatment and prevention
program in Southwest Florida,
serving 6,000 people per year
from ages 9 to 90 in Glades, Hen-
dry, Lee and Charlotte counties.
SWFAS offers outpatient and resi-


dential programs for both adults
and youngsters from eight loca-
tions in Southwest Florida. Fees
are charged on a sliding scale,
based on family income. In many
cases, private insurance is ac-
cepted. SWFAS is a United Way
agency.


For more information about
the SWFAS capital campaign or to
make a gift to SWFAS, call Lewis
at 278-7595, ext. 700. For more
information about the Claiborne
and Ned Foulds Foundation, call
433-6255.


Safe sitters
On Friday, July 13, David McClusky and Annabelle Ro-
driguez (R.N.), from Hendry Regional Medical Center,
instructed a Safe Sitter Class in the hospital conference
room. A total of 15 students, ranging in age from 11-13,
joined the class. The comprehensive, educational session
included topics such as clearing obstructed airways of
children (and other emergency situations), learning toi-
letry skills, stranger/outside intruder awareness, dealing
with unruly kids, babysitting professionalism, conducting
interviews with parents/guardians, and more. Thanks to
David and Annabelle, the students left with new perspec-
tives of babysitting.


Tomatoes inspire recipes


Once upon a time, I was quite
the gardener, living on a lovely
little farm in the foothills in North
Carolina. I started to feel sorry for
myself back in April-missing out
on all the homegrown veggies.
But rebound back with an idea
to start a little container garden
out on my deck this year. I am
one happy camper with all my to-
matoes and basil growing in their
containers.
I am also the lucky recipient
of neighbors with gardens! Now
is the time to give away the over
abundance of what you just can't
use! We are on the receiving
end of that this year and yester-
day evening picked and snapped
two huge baskets of green beans
at my neighbor Connie's house.
Our reward? Green beans of
course, some squash and a few
tomatoes.
If there is one thing I know
about tomatoes, it is they are pro-
lific. Right after the first few get
ripe, the rest start to get ripe and
before you know it, you're trying
to survive the attack of the killer
tomatoes!
Try this one out today!
Fresh Tomato Soup
Serves 4
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
5 medium very ripe tomatoes,
cored and cut into chunks
2 cloves garlic, pressed


1 handful fresh basil leaves,
chopped
pinch of sugar
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup whole milk (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
4 sprigs flat leaf Italian parsley
In a saucepan, heat the oil over
medium heat. Add the onions
and cook till onions are translu-
cent. Add the tomatoes, garlic,
basil and sugar.
Simmer for 10 minutes or so.
Stir in the broth, bring to a boil
and simmer for a couple of min-
utes. Remove from the heat and
let cool. If you prefer creamier
soup, blend in a blender in batch-
es otherwise, serve it up, top with
a sprig of parsley and enjoy!
For more help putting dinner
on your table check out her Web
site www.SavingDinner.com or
her "Saving Dinner" book se-
ries published by Ballantine and
her New York Times Best Selling
book "Body Clutter," published
by Fireside. Copyright 2007; Le-
anne Ely; Used by permission in
this publication.


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Christian School


Classes for Pre-K 4
Monday-Friday 7:30-2:30
ABeka Curriculum
classes held at New Harvest Church
360 Holiday Isle Blvd + Clewiston
"A school preparing today's child for tomorrow's world."
call 863.983.3181


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 2, 2007


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Thursday, August 2, 2007


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TALLHASSEE - Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is urging horse owners to
remember to vaccinate their ani-
mals against Eastern Equine En-
cephalitis and West Nile Virus in
the wake of Centers for Disease
Control warnings about a poten-
tial West Nile epidemic. He is also
reminding people to take precau-
tions against mosquito bites.
The Centers for Disease Con-
trol says the number of human
West Nile Virus (WNV) cases .in
the United States is nearly four
times higher than what it was this
time last year. The virus, carried
by mosquitoes, can cause flu-like
symptoms in people and in hors-
es and can be fatal in the equine


population. Eastern Equine En-
cephalitis (EEE) is also often fatal
in horses.
So far, Florida has not been im-
pacted by the rise in arbovirus ac-
tivity seen elsewhere. In fact, there
have been no reported cases of
West Nile Virus in horses and only
13 Eastern Equine Encephalitis
cases in horses. No people have
been infected at all in Florida.
Commissioner Bronson wants
that trend to continue.
"I believe people are heeding
the warnings to protect them-
selves from mosquito bites and
that diligence among horse own-
ers to get their animals vaccinated
has resulted in Florida's low num-
bers," Mr. Bronson said. "Florida
also has some very effective mos-


quito control districts to keep the
mosquito populations down. But
it's important that people not get
complacent considering what we
are seeing elsewhere in the na-
tion."
Horse owners are urged to
check with their veterinarian to
make sure their animals- have re-
ceived current vaccinations and
booster shots against WNV and
EEE, and that these shots are kept
up to date.
Mr. Bronson says Floridians
and visitors can protect them-
selves against mosquito-borne
disease by following a few simple
steps:
* Limit time outside during
dusk and dawn when mosquitoes
are most active.


* Wear light-colored, long-
sleeved shirts and long pants to
cover skin and reduce the chance
of being bitten when outside be-
tween dusk and dawn;
* Eliminate standing water in
yards, such as in birdbaths, kid-
die pools, old tires and other re-
ceptacles, as stagnant water is
an excellent breeding ground for
mosquitoes;
* Use insect repellent that con-'
tains DEET, which is an effective
repellent;
* Keep window screens in
good repair; and,
* Clean out rain gutters and
keep them unclogged to avoid
pockets of standing water.


Quarter Horse event to be held in Okeechobee


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Submitted photo/Sonia Crawford
Hendry County 4-H member, Carter Butler went a long way to
take his shooting skills to the top. He and his dad, Steve But-
ler attended the National 4-H Shooting Sports Competition in
South Dakota. Carter represented Hendry County competing
in a number of events along with other Florida 4-H members.


Straight-shooter goes


to national event


HENDRY COUNTY - Hendry
County Shooting Sports 4-H Club
member, Carter Butler of Felda,
attended the National 4-H Shoot-
ing Sports Competition in Rapid
City, S.D., accompanied by his
dad, Steve Butler. He was among
many members from Florida to
attend the event. Florida had in-
dividuals/teams competing in the
disciplines of air rifle, shotgun,
archery (recurve and compound),
.22 rifle, and hunting. Carter com-
peted on Florida's 4-H Air Rifle
team consisting of four 4-H mem-
bers across the state. Each indi-
vidual had to qualify to attend the
national event at the state compe-
tition held in March and April.
The team competed in the
National Standard Three-Position
Sporter Air Rifle Division consist-
ing of the prone, standing, and
kneeling positions. Each of the
team members were given 60
pellets shooting 20 pellets in each
position in a given time allotment.
The 'time limit was one minute
pre record shot prone, two min-
utes per record shot standing,
and 1.5 minutes per record shot
kneeling. The team placed eighth


out of 21 states.
Furthermore, the team com-
peted in the National Sporter Air
Rifle Silhouette Division consist-
ing of shooting at a 1/10 scale,
metallic silhouette: rams, turkeys,
pigs and chickens. Each silhou-
ette was shot at a different course
of fire: 10 chickens at 20 yards,
10 pigs at 30 yards, 10 turkeys at
36 yards, 10 rams at 45 yards in
banks of 5 targets and shooting
from left to right on the bank of
targets with a 15 second ready
time and 2.5 minutes firing time
for each bank of 5 targets. The
team took 16th out of 21 states.
Congratulations Carter for
your achievement at the National
Competition. Carter made many
new friends from many states,
and was proud to represent Hen-
dry County 4-H and Florida 4-H
at this event. Carter states "that
he is grateful for all the support
received from the Hendry County
Shooting Sports 4-H Club, family
and friends." Carter has already
begun planning for next year's
state competition to win a spot at
the 2008 National Competition to
be held in Nebraska.


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OKEECHOBEE - The Sun
N Fun summer show, an Ameri-
can Quarter Horse Association
- approved special event will
be held August 3 through 5 at
the Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center on State Road 70 in
Okeechobee.
American Quarter Horse
shows test horses abilities in
dozens of different classes. This
special event is just for barrel rac-
ing, pole bending and stake race


Sports Brie


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
membership. We meet once a
month on a Monday night at the
library meeting room in Moore
Haven with an inter club fishing
tournament on the following Sun-
day. For more information, please
contact David at: (863) 946-3100.

HT3 Outdoors returns
to Clewiston in '07
The Wave Worms HT3 Profes-
sional Bass Tour will be returning
to Roland and Mary Ann Martins
Mairria ai d Resoi tl ir 2007. Among
.,n- d,:ie '. >..-raes _-cnt_ and lhtI
Executive Tour Two-Day events,
Clewiston has been awarded the
HT3 2007 Bass Classic Champion-
ship Dec. 2 and 3.


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enthusiasts.
People who exhibit at an
American Quarter Horse Show
earn points that turn into awards
or cash at the end of the year.
By competing at a AQHA Show,
exhibitors and horses also can
qualify for the AQHA or American
Quarter Horse Youth Associa-
tion world championship shows,
the premier events in the entire


Equine industry.
"We welcome all American
Quarter Horse owners as well
as anyone who has a passion for
horses," said Bill Brewer, AQHA
executive Vice President. "AQHA
Shows are fun, and anybody who
has ever wanted to get involved
with horses or compete at an
AQHA show is encouraged to at-
tend."


Each year, AQHA approves
more than 2,700 shows and spe-
cial events across the globe. For
more information please contact
Renee Burks, 863-634-7385
For additional information
about AQHA, including show-
ing, racing or recreational riding
programs, contact AQHA at 806-
376-4811 or visit AQHA's website
at www.aqha.com


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Thursday, August 2, 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Airlift helps to restore Everglades


SOUTH FLORIDA -- During a
three-day airlift, the South Florida
Water Management District this
week began transplanting 23 tons
of water-loving plants to revitalize
Florida's stormwater treatment
areas (STAs). The constructed
treatment wetlands use 'green
technology' to absorb harmful
nutrients and improve the quality
of water flowing into America's
Everglades.
The large-scale transplant-
ing is revitalizing specific areas
within the 6,700-acre STA 1-west,
the 9,000-acre STA 2 and STA 3/4,
which at nearly 17,000 acres is the
largest constructed wetland in the
world. As part of the $30,000 op-


eration, water managers are har-
vesting healthy batches of South-
ern Naiad, commonly referred to
as pondweed, from within the
STAs and moving the plants to ar-
eas where old plant life has died,
or construction and maintenance
work was recently finished.
After the pondweed is harvest-
ed, it is loaded into a large cargo
net and carried by helicopter to
a drop spot targeted with global
positioning system technology.
Hovering at about 500 feet, the
helicopter pilot releases the load
into very shallow waters. Known
as submerged aquatic vegeta-
tion because it grows at or below
the water's surface, pondweed


quickly re-establishes itself and
begins removing phosphorus
from water flowing into the treat-
ment areas.
District scientists and engi-
neers work constantly to main-
tain the appropriate balance of
plant life in the STAs, so the sys-
tems can continue removing ex-
cess nutrients from water found
in stormwater runoff. These nutri-
ents, including phosphorus, flow
from farms, lawns, roadways and
other developed areas. STAs help
remove these nutrients by chan-
neling water through a system of
treatment cells filled with wetland
vegetation.
As part of its intensive sched--


ule to improve water quality in the
Everglades, the State of Florida is
operating more than 41,000 acres
of constructed wetlands. Last
year, the STAs combined treated
nearly 1.5 million acre-feet of wa-
ter and prevented 176 metric tons
of phosphorus from reaching the
Everglades.
Stormwater treatment areas
have also become prime loca-
tions for native wildlife. Their vast,
shallow waters and rich plant life
attract a wide variety of birds and
fish, as well as alligators, wild
hogs and deer. For more informa-
tion on Everglades' restoration,
visit www.evergladesnow.org.


County to hold youth resource fair


PALM BEACH COUNTY-The
public is invited to attend the 10th
Annual Resource Fair hosted by
the Palm Beach County Division
of Youth Affairs. This free event
will be held Monday, Aug. 6, from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Highridge
Family Center, 4200 North Austra-
lian Ave., West Palm Beach.
This year's theme is "Stop Vio-
lence Before It Stops You: Con-
nect Our Youth to Community
Resources." Participants' opportu-
nities include engaging in on-site
family activities and working with
others as "Action Plan Designers"
to find solutions to youth violence
(such as sharing information on
existing community resources, vi-
sions of needed services, how to


enhance the utilization of existing
services and removing obstacles
to reach those who need the ser-
vice).
Keynote Speakers - 9:05 to
9:55 a.m.
State Rep. Priscilla Taylor, Dis-
trict 84, will speak at 9:05 a.m.
and State Rep. Maria Sachs, Dis-
trict 86, will speak 9:35 a.m.
Action Plan
Designers Groups
Groups will have participants
from the community (organiza-
tions, leaders, citizens, families,
etc.) meet to design Action Plans
related to connecting Palm Beach
County youth to existing resourc-


es in an effort to reduce gang
membership, school drop-out,
violence, etc.
Morning Action Plan Design-
ers - 10 until 11:30 a.m.
Topics include: bullying, rac-
ism and discrimination, develop-
ing social skills and addressing
emotional problems, addressing
behavioral problems, female vio-
lence and drug/ETOH/prevention
and intervention programs.
Evening Action Plan Designers
- 1 until 2:30 p.m.
Topics include: faith-based
programs, academic enrichment
programs, development of self
and respect (authority/discipline),
out-of-school activities (work,
sports, etc), basic needs organiza-


tions and mentoring and coach-
ing programs.
Reports/Implementation - 2:45
until 4 p.m.
Participants will receive Action
Plan reports from each group.
There will also be many exhib-
its and displays presented by com-
munity organizations and family
activities such as face painting,
fingerprinting for children and vis-
its by McGruff the Crime Dog and
Sparky the Fire Dog. Break-fast
and lunch will be provided. The
Palm Beach County Health De-
partment will provide free immu-
nizations for children ages 18 and
under from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.


Renewable development encouraged by PSC


TALLAHASSEE - The Florida
Public Service Commission (PSC)
recently hosted an informational
workshop to gain more informa-
tion about establishing a renew-
able portfolio standard (RPS).
Government, utility and industry
representatives also identified
some of the likely impacts on
Florida's economy and consum-
ers from implementing an RPS.
A renewable portfolio stan-
dard is a public policy approach
aimed at encouraging renewable
development through the gen-


eration of a certain amount of
power from renewable sources.
Currently, Florida uses renewable
resources like solar, municipal
waste, biomass and landfill gas
for two to three percent of its total
energy supply.
"Increasing the use of renew-
able sources will further diversify
Florida's generation mix," said
PSC Chairman Lisa Polak Edgar.
"Establishing a renewable port-
folio standard will help advance
the development of alternative
energy sources in Florida."


Discussion revolved around
defining a renewable portfo-
lio standard and the renewable
generation resources that should
qualify toward meeting a state
RPS. Several speakers also ad-
dressed possible impacts on Flor-
ida's economy and consumers
from an RPS.
In his recent executive order,
Governor Crist requested that the
PSC initiate rulemaking, by Sept.
1, to require utilities to produce at
least 20 percent of their electric-
ity from renewable sources. The


governor's order placed an em-
phasis on solar and wind energy.
The PSC is committed to mak-
ing sure that Florida's consumers
receive their electric, natural gas,
telephone, water, and wastewa-
ter services in a safe, affordable,
and reliable manner. The PSC ex-
ercises regulatory authority over
utilities in the areas of rate base/
economic regulation; competitive
market oversight; and monitoring
of safety, reliability and service.


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South Florida Water Manage-
ment District governing board
will host a public workshop on
water supply back-pumping.
The workshop will bring to-
gether environmentalists, the ag-
ricultural community and other
stakeholders to seek input and
openly address concerns about
the practice.
The staff of SFWMD will


present information concerning
the economic reasons for back-
pumping, potential environmen-
tal affects and parameters that
would guide the decision mak-
ing process.
The workshop will be held
on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m.
at the SFWMD Office, Building
1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club
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Rare century-old $20 gold coin returned


TALLAHASSEE - Florida
Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink
announced today the return of a
1907 gold coin with an estimat-
ed value between $25,000 and
$90,000 to the daughter of the
late Tere Claiborne. Representa-
tives of the state's Unclaimed
Property program presented the
coin Thursday to Phyllis Childers
of Palm Beach County.
"I am pleased to be able to re-
unite this family with this beauti-
ful historical heirloom," said CFO
Sink who oversees the Depart-
ment of Financial Services and
the Bureau of Unclaimed Prop-
erty (Bureau).
The early twentieth century
collectible is a 1907 Saint Gaud-
ens Double Eagle "High-Relief"
$20 gold coin. The term "High-Re-
lief" refers to the extreme height'
that images are raised above the
background of .the coin, and only
12,367 coins were made due to
the extreme difficulty of produc-
tion, One of the five most sought-
after coins in America, President
Theodore RooseVelt commis-
sioned sculptor Augustus Saint-
Gaudens for the design in 1906.
The gold coin belonged to
Phyllis Childers' mother, Tere Clai-
borne, who passed away in 2000.
The family searched for years,
but was unable to find the coin,
which Mrs. Claiborne had placed
in a safe deposit box on her way
to a bridge game. Phyllis Childers
called the coin the "cornerstone
of the family," as it is believed that
President Theodore Roosevelt
personally gave the coin to Phyl-
lis' great-great-grandfather, Man-
uel Amador Guerrero, who was


the first president of Panama from
February 1904 to October 1908.
The Bureau of Unclaimed Prop-
erty currently holds unclaimed
property accounts valued at more
than $1 billion, mostly from dor-
mant accounts in financial in-
stitutions, insurance and utility
companies, securities and trust
holdings. Since the program's in-
ception 46 years ago, the Bureau
has successfully reunited owners
with more than $1 billion in un-
claimed property.
Currently there are 405,415
Unclaimed Property accounts
in Palm Beach County totaling
$72,060,579.80 Unclaimed prop-
erty can be claimed for free at
any time by the rightful owners
or heirs by logging on to www.
fltreasurehunt.org or by calling
the Bureau at 1-88-VALUABLE.
Until claimed, the unclaimed
funds are transferred to the state's
School Trust Fund to benefit pub-
lic schools. Since the program's
inception in 1961, more than $1.5
billion has been transferred to the
fund.
The Bureau also receives items
that have been abandoned in safe
deposit boxes for at least three
years and spends up to two years
searching for the rightful ,own-
ers or heirs. The Bureau has had
tremendous success in finding
owners. In the past year alone,
the Bureau returned a record
255,000 accounts valued at more
than $171 million. But when
owners or heirs cannot be found,
the safe deposit box contents are
auctioned While the proceeds
from the auctioned items are
transferred to the state's Public


School Trust Fund, the money is
held in the original owner's name
and can be claimed for free at any
time.
CFO Sink announced that the
Bureau will hold an auction this
year in Orlando on Saturday, Au-
gust 4, in the Florida Hotel and
Conference Center at the Florida
Mall. The auction will offer more
than 40,000 items including col-
lectibles, jewelry, and historic
coins. A preview of auction items
will be held on Friday, August 3,
2007, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The auction will be held on Satur-
day, August 4, from 10 a.m. until
all items are sold. Specific items
up for sale include an un-circu-
lated 1882 silver dollar, baseballs
autographed by Hank Aaron and
Don Larsen, diamond jewelry,
Spanish colonial silver coins, a
$500 bill and a platinum ring with
a 17 ct. natural sapphire.
Participation is open to all Flo-
ridians. To participate in the pre-
view and auction, potential bid-
ers will be required to register
With the auctioneer and provide a
valid ID with current address and
refundable $100 cash deposit that
can also be applied to any pur-
chases. Most bank debit cards are
permitted for payment of the $100
deposit. Payments for purchases
must be made wiih cash, travel-
er's check, most bank debit cards,
or cashiers check made payable
to Fisher Auction Co. For addition-
al information orn terms for par-
ticipating, please visit http://www.
fltreasurehunt.org/ and click on
"upcoming auction."


Orders issued to combat climate change


ALTAMONTE SPRINGS - Gov. ciency standards set forth in the
Crist has signed three executive governor's executive orders are
orders to combat the threat of welcome for the long term and
global climate change. The or- must be combined with the pro-
ders call for actions to reduce tection of natural areas we cur-
greenhouse gas emissions within rently have, which Florida has a
Florida, reduce emissions within great history of doing through the
Florida state government and to Florida Forever program." said
appoint a governor's action team Jeff Danter, director of the Nature
on energy and climate change. Conservancy's Florida Chapter.
Gov. Crist signed the orders at the "We look forward to helping
conclusion of the Serve to Pre- implement the actions set forth in
serve Florida Summit on Global the governor's executive orders
Climate Change held in Miami and to developing a successor
July 12-13. The Nature Conser- program to Florida Forever to'pro-
vancy helped sponsor the summit tect natural areas, our water sup-
which brought together policy ply and our Florida way of life."
makers, scientists and business The Serve to Preserve Flor-
leaders to help Florida develop ida Summit on Global Climate
policies to reduce carbon emis- Change brought together policy
sions. Speaker after speaker at the makers, academics, scientists, en-
summit emphasized that we have vironmentalists and the business
to save nature to save ourselves. . community to discuss the im-
"The emission cuts and effi- pact of climate change in Florida.


These experts will help develop
best practices related to alterna-
tive fuels and emission standards.
The group's strongest recom-
mendations will help shape pro-
cedures for state agencies and.
future legislation. For more infor-
mation, visit http://www.myflori-
daclimate.com/ or http://www.
flgov.com/.
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Arrest Report


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

Western Palm
Beach County
Belle Glade
* Kevin Smith, 29, of South-
west Third Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 24, by PBSO
and charged with resisting an of-
ficer without violence and pos-
session of marijuana. He was
later released.
* Marvin Thomas, 56, of
Southwest Eleventh Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on July 24, by
PBSO on an active Madison coun-
ty warrant. No bond was set.
* Michael Young, 35, of South-
east Second Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 25, by PBSO
and charged with nine counts of
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon and two counts of weap-
on offense missile into an occu-
pied vehicle with a firearm. No
bond was set.
* Antonio Washington, 29,.
of Southwest Fifth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on July 25, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with battery. He was released un-
der supervision.
* David Pace, 31, of Northwest
Eleventh Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on July 25, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with bat-
tery. No bond was set.
* Tom Kinney, 28, of North-
west 14 Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on July 26, by,PBSO on
a warrant charging him with ag-
gravated battery on a pregnant
person. No bond was set.
*'Adrian Davis, 18, of South-
west Avenue C Place, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 26, by PBSO
and charged with burglary with
assault or battery, battery and ag-
gravated stalking. No bond was
set.


* Michael, Key, 19, of South-
west Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on July 26, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with rob-
bery with a firearm, possession
of a weapon or ammo by a felon
and felony act could cause death.
No bond was set.
* Nathaniel Lawrence, 33, of
Northwest 15 Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 26 on a war-
rant charging him with battery.
No bond was set.
* Dernisha Brown, 18, of
Southwest Avenue E, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 27, by PBSO
and charged with aggravated bat-
tery with a deadly weapon, carry-
ing a concealed firearm, resisting
an officer and disorderly conduct.
No bond was set.
* Gabriel Hernandez, 25, of
Runyon Village, Belle Glade, was
arrested on July 27, by PBSO and
charged with two counts of fraud
and operating a vehicle without a
valid license. No bond was set.
SJimmy Lamar, 55, 55, of South
D Street, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on July 28, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with grand
vehicular theft and dealing in sto-
len property. No bond was set.
* Orlando Vallejo, 56, of
Southwest Avenue E, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 29, by PBSO
and charged with hit and run and
two counts of aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon. He was
released on a surety bond.
* Orbelin Gomez, 25, of South-
east, Third Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on July 29, by PBSO
and charged with battery. No
bond was set.
Pahokee
* Jonathan Anderson, 20, of
Glades Drive, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on July 24, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with rob-
bery w/o a firearm or weapon.
No bond was set.
* Loni Powell, 21, of Pope
Court Pahokee, was arrested on
July 24, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with aggravated as-
sault with a deadly weapon. No
bond was set.
* Dante Thompson,' 25, of
Doveland Drive, Pahokee, was


arrested on July 24, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with two
counts of resisting an officer and
battery on a police officer. No
' bond was set.
* Rashadd, Bell, of Pelican
Lake, Pahokee, was arrested on
July 25, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with probation vio-
lation-burglary possession of co-
caine with intent to sell and grand
theft. No bond was set.
* Jesse Smith, 24, of Padgett
Circle, Pahokee, was arrested
on July 25, by PBSO and charges
with battery, contempt of court,
aggravated stalking and proba-
tion violation-burglary. No bond
was set.
* Terry Jones, 43, of Dobrow
Court, Pahokee, was arrested on
July 27, by PBSO and charged
with possession of cocaine and
paraphernalia. No bond was set.
* Nathaniel Allen, 22, of Cy-
press Avenue, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on July 27, by PBSO and
charged with contempt of court
and probation violation-posses-
sion of cocaine, marijuana and
resisting an officer. No bond was
set.
* Terry Jones, 43, of Dobrow
Court, Pahokee, was arrested on
July 27, by PBSO and charged
with possession of' cocaine and
possession of paraphernalia. No
Bond was set.
* Nathaniel Allen, 22, of Cy-
press Avenue, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on July 27, by PBSO and
charged with contempt of court-
possession of marijuana and co-
caine and resisting arrest.
South Bay
* Lavinski Johnson, 19, of
Northwest Third Street, South
Bay, was arrested on July 26, by
PBSO and charged with aggravat-
ed assault with a deadly weapon
and possession of weapon or
ammo by a convicted felon, pro-
bation violation-burglary and bat-
tery. No bond was set.
* Terrance Davis, 30, of Jimmy
Lou Court, South Bay, was arrest-
ed on July 27, by PBSO on a war-
rant charging him with larceny
$300-$5,000 and fraud. He was
released on a surety bond.
* Jerry Logan, 28, of South-


west Twelfth Avenue, South Bay,
was arrested on July 29, by PBSO
and charged battery, resisting an
officer with violence and assault
on an officer. No bond was set.
* Robnesha Williams, 19, of
Southwest Fifth Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on July 31, by
PBSO and charged with larceny
over $1,000, fleeing and elud-
ing the police, driving without a
license and resisting an officer
without violence.
Clewiston
Garrett Marshall Hilb, 28, of
Clewiston, was arrested July 25
and charged with possession of
cocaine and possession of drugs
with intent to sell etc. other sched-
ule III or IV Steven Robertson of
the Hendry County Sheriff's Of-
fice was the arresting officer.
Pablo Moise Blanco, 27, of
Clewiston, was arrested July
25 and charged with probation
violation. Pamela Capling of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
Zitavious Demikious Strawder,
23, of Belle Glade, was arrested
July 25 and charged with failure
to appear. Pamela Capling of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
James Ramie Walker, 18, of
Lake Placid, was arrested July
24 and charged with burglary-
dwelling structure or conveyance
armed and larceny grand of fire-
arm. Greg Henderson of the Hen-
dry County Sheriff's Office was
the arresting officer.
Rafael P. Sanchez, 57, of Clew-
iston, was arrested July 24 and
charged with possession of co-
caine. Detective M. Short of the
Seminole Police Department was,
the arresting officer.
Francisco Olvera, 36, of Clew-
iston, was arrested July 27 and
charged with resisting an officer-
flee attempt to elude law enforce-
ment. Timothy Neidert of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
was the arresting officer.
Jared Franklin Woodward, 28,
of Moore Haven, was arrested July
26 and charged with public order
crimes-criminal attempt solicit
conspire, aggravated assault with
intent to commit a felony, second


Roadwatch Crime

Prepared by Florida Depart-nance project -- For the next few forming sod and shoulder work Stoppers
ment of Transportation, District I weeks, crews will be spraying along the side of the roadway. No
Office, Bartow. behind guardrail in the area. Mo- lane closures are anticipated, but The Palm Beach County Sher-
For additional information call tourists should expect intermittent motorists should expect possible iff's Department is seeking assis-
(863) 519-2362. lane closures, slow moving traffic, slow moving traffic and delays. tance from the public in locating
Motorists are reminded to wear and possible delays. Flagmen will S.R. 80: From east of the Lee the following wanted fugitive.
safety belts and drive with caution, be on site to assist with traffic. County line to west of Grandma's Bridgette Neal, age 28, is a
courtesy, common sense, and pa- Grove RV Park: Construction proj- black female
tience as they travel through work Hendry County ect -- Work is underway to make with black hair
zones. Remember, speeding fines drainage improvements at the and brown eyes.
are doubled in work zones. U.S. 27: Between C.R. 720 and edge of the roadway. Crews are She is 5 feet,
Stitt Ranch: Maintenance permit excavating, placing concrete, and 6 inches tall
lades County project -- Crews are constructing working in the shoulders. No lane and weighs ap-
a right turn lane into the devel- closures are anticipated, but mo- proximately 300
U.S. 29: Pollywog Crossover opment. Motorists should expect tourists should use caution and ex- pounds. Her last
Road: Construction project -- right lane closures for the next pect truck traffic entering and exit- known address
This project will add a turn lane, few weeks, as well as slow mov- ing the work zone. The contractor was on South-
make drainage improvements, ing traffic and possible delays. is Community Asphalt Corp. west Fifth Str Brdgette
and install signs and pavement U.S. 27: At Lewis Boulevard: S.R. 29: From Greentree South in Belle Gladt Ne al
markings. Motorist should ex- Maintenance contract project -- to G Road: Maintenance contract She is wanted for felony grand
pect intermittent lane closures, Crews are replacing and repairing project -- Crews will be perform- theft. is wanted for felony grand
slow moving traffic, and possible street lights. Motorists should ex- ing sod and shoulder work along A with information on
delays, as well as workers on the pect intermittent southbound lane the side of the roadway. No lane w hereabouts of this wanted
side of the roadway. The contrac- closures, as well as slow moving closures are anticipated, but mo- fugitive iwhereabs asked to contact thed
tor is Better Roads, Inc. traffic and possible delays. tourists should expect possible fugitive is asked to contact the 1-80058-
S.R. 78/Lakeport Road: U.S. 27: At the intersection slow moving traffic and delays. "TIPS" (477e ort nnea-8t
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721: Maintenance contract project project -- Crews are replacing and area of Citrus Belle: Maintenance crimestopperspbc.com
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Bond was set at $50,000 surety.
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EDUCATION 9


School News in Brief


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Free immunizations
offered
Make sure your child has all re-
quired shots before school starts.
Students entering daycare
or pre-school, kindergarten, or
seventh grade may need addi-
tional shots before the first day of
school.
Free immunizations are avail-
able at the Hendry County Health
Department, 1100 S. Olympia,
Clewiston, or the LaBelle office
located at 1140 Pratt Blvd., La-
Belle. The hours are Monday-Fri-
day from 8:30 until 11 a.m. and 1
until 3:30 p.m.
For more information, please
call (863) 983-1408 in Clewiston
or (863) 674-4041. Please bring
available shot records.

Breakfast
available at schools
Hendry County Schools offer
Breakfast at no charge to all of
their students, every school day.
Breakfast times may vary from
school to school, so check with
your child's school office for the
time schedule. Breakfast is the
most important meal and needs
to be a part if your child's educa-
tional day. The National School
Breakfast Program was enacted
to ensure that school children are
being served a nutritious break-
fast daily. Studies have proven
that higher academic and social
achievement occur when break-
fast is consumed. Make sure that
your child starts off his day right
with breakfast at Hendry County
Schools.

School Lunch
prices increase
Due to inflation of food and
labor cost, the Hendry County
School Board has had to increase
lunch prices for all Hendry Coun-
ty Schools. The price increase is
as follows: Elementary School
Lunch $1.50, Middle and High
School Lunch $1.75 and Adult
Lunch $2.50.

CMS to host
Open House
Clewiston Middle School will
be having an Open House on
Thursday, Aug. 16, from 5 until 7
p.m. All parents are invited to at-
tend and meet the teachers.
CMS tendrA una "Casa Abier-
to" para los padres de familiar de
Jueves, 16 de Agosto de 5-7 p.m.

Back to School
celebration
Palm Terrace of Clewiston
invites you to a Back to School
celebration on Aug. 13, from 6-
7 p.m. Arts and crafts for all the
children and refreshments will
be served for all. The first 25 chil-
dren accompanied by a parent or
grandparent will receive a Back
to School gift bag. Please RSVP
by Aug. 5, at (863) 983-5123.

Free tutoring
available
If your child attends Eastside
Elementary School, Central El-
ementary School, or Westside
Elementary School, they may be
eligible for free tutoring through
the Hendry County School District
Federal Programs Office. There
will be a provider fair on Monday,
Aug. 6, from 6 until 8 p.m., in the
Central Elementary cafeteria for
any families that would like to
meet the providers and see the
options that are available for the
tutoring. If you have any ques-
tions, or would like information
regarding your child's eligibility,
please contact Jodi Bell at (863)
983-1508.

Scholarship
applicants wanted
If you know of a young person
pursuing a college degree with the
goal of working in Florida's fruit
and vegetable industry, please
'let that student know about the
Syngenta Crop Protection Schol-
arship. The $1,000 scholarship
will be awarded at FFVA's 63rd
Annual Convention. To learn how
to apply, contact Martha Tucker
at (321) 214-5200 or via email at


martha.tucker@ffva.com.

Hammock joins
Edison College
Ardis Hammock is now work-
ing for Edison College at the
Clewiston office at 475 E. Osceola
Ave. The office is on the second
floor of the red brick building.
Office hours are every Thursday
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Call her
at (863) 983-6240.
Ms. Hammock is in Moore Ha-
ven the first and third Tuesday of
each month at Moore Haven High
School from 9 a.m. until noon.
The Moore Haven phone number
is (863) 946-1991.
Edison College looks forward
to helping with your college
needs. Please call or stop by our
offices.

Scout Pack meeting
times announced
Cub Scout Pack 922 meets on
Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in the
Parish Hall of St. Margaret Catho-
lic 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 ques-
tions. Applications can also be
found at the Clewiston Chamber
of Commerce.

Literacy program
The Clewiston Library, in con-
junction with the Harlem Library,
has completed training volunteers
to serve as tutors to local adults
who need assistance in reading
and writing literacy. Trainers from
Palm Beach County presented
two intensive training workshops
in order to certify these volun-
teers. These services 'are offered
to adults 18 and over who recog-
nize the need to read and write
with more proficiency. The ses-
sions are free to participants and
the hours are flexible, scheduled
around the needs of the individu-
als who sign up for the program.
Each person will be assessed by
the program director and paired
with a certified tutor. In an effort
to meet the needs of the commu-
nity, the sessions will take place
at the Clewiston Library, as well
as in Harlem. For additional in-
formation, please drop by the
Clewiston Library or the Harlem
Library for an application. You
may also contact the Program Di-
rector, Sue Vaughn, at the Clew-
iston Library, (863) 983-1493 or
at home at (863) 983-1365. The
paperwork is also available from
Barbara Oeffner, Clewiston Li-
brary Director (863) 983-1947 or
. Florida Thomas, Harlem Library
Director (863) 902-3322.

Youth training
program open
TechBride Youth training ser-
vices a program that is dedicated
to enhancing the employability
and work readiness skills of out
of school youth between the ages
of 16 and 21, living in the Hendry/
Glades area, is presently accept-
ing applications for enrollment
and is ready to assist young adults
who are ready to start on the road
to success. In association with
the Clewiston Adult School and
the Clewiston Career and Devel-
opment Services Center, we offer
students the opportunity to ob-
tain their GED as well as conduct
job searches and assistance with
continuance of their educational
goals. For more information con-
tact Patrick Coleman at (863) 983-
1300 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Monday-Friday.

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


Community Events


CREW needs
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
'Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
dents with repairs and continued
clean up efforts in the aftermath


of Hurricane Wilma.
Carpenters, Electricians,
Plumbers, drywall installers and
other trade skills are needed, as
well as, anyone willing to lend
a hand! For more information,
come by our office at 121 Cen-
tral Ave. rear entrance or email
CREWheadquarters@aol.com or
phone (863) 983-2390.


FORT MYERS - Edison
College's program for dental as-
sistants and dental hygienists re-
cently received accreditation with
commendation by the American
Dental Association, Commission
on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
with no recommendations for
improvements. The review was
voluntarily requested by the col-
lege three years prior to its regular
accreditation visit in 2009.
"The report by the CODA vis-
iting committee commended the
leadership and faculty as being
exemplary," said Dr. Mary Lewis,
associate dean of health profes-
sions at Edison College in Fort My-
ers. "This is something the dental
program has worked very hard to
achieve together - the leadership
team, faculty, and students."
A relatively new program, the
first students graduated in 1995.
And now, each year local stu-
dents and those from as far away
as Marco Island, Sarasota and Ar-
cadia make up a maximum of 36
freshmen and sophomores in the
dental hygiene program and 12
in the'dental assistant program.
They receive instruction at Edison
from six full-time faculty mem-
bers each with a master's or doc-
torate degree. The faculty mem-
bers work hand in hand with the
students to guide them through
the rigorous program.
The college's dental hygiene
students have boasted a 100 per-


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$13.8 million to its customers.
The Commission determined the
utility company that serves more
than 1.5 million Florida consum-
ers paid excessive fuel costs from
2003 to 2005.
Following a careful analysis of
the evidence presented and much
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cent pass rate on national board
exams since the program's incep-
tion 12 years ago with student
scores putting them in the top
15 percent of similar schools in
the country. From the beginning,
97 percent of the students have
scored a remarkable A or B on the
national board exams.
"It has been a professional
and personal goal of mine to play
a hand in bringing this program
to the very top," said Karen Mo-
lumby, director of the dental pro-
gram. "I am mostly pleased for
the citizens in the community that
these well-trained students serve
or will soon serve in area dental
offices."
"I can attest to the quality of
the students in the Edison College
program," said Dr. Mark Kraver, a
Cape Coral dentist. "The hygienist
employed in, my office is an Edi-
son graduate, and we are all very
pleased with the training she has
had. She is knowledgeable, gentle
.and people really like her."
The dental program instruc-
tion takes place in the classroom
and in the Edison College Dental
Clinic. The dental clinic, housed
in the new Health Sciences build-
ing on the Fort Myers campus,
served 2,330 patients in the last
12 months and still has a wait-
ing list. The clinic offers the com-
munity $15 cleaning, x-rays and
sealants; children under age 17
receive these same services free.


The clinic looks like any fine
area dental office or clinic with a
nicely appointed waiting room,
exam rooms and treatment bays
equipped with all the latest dental
tools.
However, this dental clinic is
staffed by students from the front
office to the dental chair with
the oversight and guidance of a
resident dentist and other fac-
ulty, each student honing skills
for work in the "real world," the
dentist's office. Students learn
about patient relations, computer
software and office management
at the clinic along with their tech-
nical training in dental care.
Dental Clinic Supervisor Rich-
ard Olitsky, DDS, a retired perio-
dontist (a specialist in treating
gum disease), is among the fac-
ulty and one of few periodontists
teaching in a dental assistant
/dental hygiene program in the
country.
"Working with the students is
most rewarding,' said Dr. Olitsky.
"In addition, patients get good
care and good service .that they
probably wouldn't get other-
wise."
Dental program graduate Ali-
cia Jarvis Carbonell, 23, of Fort
Myers, has been working in a
,dentist's office since high, school.
She then continued her education
to become a dental hygienist and
graduated nearly two years ago.
"Edison did a lot for me," said


Ms. Carbonell, whose son, now
age six, was able to stay in the
Edison day care center while she
attended school. "Our program at
Edison is tops in the nation, and I
left there very well prepared."
Ms. Carbonell plans to con-
tinue her education and earn a
bachelor's degree at Edison, and
she hopes to someday teach or
even do research.
"What they are doing at Edi-
son College makes me very proud
to be associated," said Charlotte
County Dentist Carol Stevens,
DDS, a member of the advisory
board for the Edison College
dental assistant and hygiene pro-
grams. "What Karen (Molumby)
and Dr. Olitsky and the others are
doing for that program - making
it the best in Florida and one of
the best in the country - it's cer-
tainly worthy of the commenda-
tion they have received."
The Edison College Dental
Clinic is open for appointments.
Summer hours are Tuesday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Please call (239) 985-8334 to
schedule an appointment.
Edison College offers a 10-
month certificate program for
a career in dental assisting and
a two-year Associate in Science
degree for dental hygiene. For in-
formation on applying to the pro-
gram, please call (239) 489-9054.


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down on the loan when the first
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the loan payment will be reduced
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remaining period of the loan."


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A Cracker History-more than one-third century ago


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to the
Glades County Democrat
Lawrence Will has gone down
in Florida history for his writings
on the state's history in various
areas.
It could be up for bets as to
which book of his has garnered
the most attention and admira-
tion, The "Cracker History" of
Okeechobee or Okeechobee
"Hurricane."
For those who care about Flor-
ida, both these books are a must.
Cracker History was first pub-
lished a third of a century ago, or
in 1964, and still there are those
who are hungry for his "cracker"
style of writing and the fact that
he "lived" what he has written
about.
In his acknowledgements, Mr.
Will wrote: "Much of the infor-
mation in this book was obtained
from the people themselves who


lived around the lake.
For a considerable period of
time, the author operated freight,
passenger and tow boats, as well
as floating dredges, in all parts of
the lake and the Everglades, thus
enabling him to gain a first hand
knowledge of the people and the
development during those early
days."
His first chapter is titled "A
Heck Of A Frontier," in which
he writes, "If you can pull your-
self away from that dad blamed
television, maybe I can spin you
some yarns as good as what you
are seeing between commer-
cials, except that what I'm fixing
to tell you really happened. Folks
have said that the Everglades and
Lake Okeechobee were the last
frontier in the United States, and
I reckon that may be true, but it
was the dad blamdest frontier
you ever heard tell of. It was a
heap different from what my old


grand daddy ran into out west.
Instead of mountains and prai-
ries it was a water frontier with
boats and dredges, gator hunting
and catfishing. Instead of prairie
schooners we had steam boats,
and in place of herds of cattle we
had schools of catfish. But we
had our share of wild Indians and
outlaws, eastern city dudes and
squatters, too. Our pony express
was a six-mile-an-hour mail boat
and our buffalo looked a heap
like scaly backed alligators. This
Glades country now is mostly
one big farm and cattle ranch and
cane field, with towns and cities
and all the discomforts of civiliza-
tion, such as traffic cops and tax
collectors and other modern in-
conveniences. But it wasn't many
years ago when it was about the
wildest and most inaccessible re-
gion in the whole United States of
America!"
If you've ever wondered where


Enjoy 'the good ole summ


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to the
Glades County Democrat
The first full month of sum-
mer is July. It is a bold and bril-
liant slice of summertime when
the sun is highest in the Northern
Hemisphere.
When Julius Caesar readjust-
ed the calendar, moving the first
of the year from March 1 to Jan.
1, he named this seventh month
(Julius) for himself and gave it 31
days.
Although July is considered
one of the hottest months in the
year, it is also one of the most col-
orful, from extraordinary splashes
of glamorous color in saucer-size
hibiscus to the shining golden
shower trees whose graceful lac-
ey limbs shimmer all about even
without a breeze.
And crape myrtle, both va-
rieties - the one that's simply
known as the old-fashioned kind
(Lagersroemia indica) and the
exotic Queen Crape Myrtle (La-
gerstroemia speciosa) whose
clusters of blooms are enormous.
While both plants belong to the
family of Lythraceae they hale
from different parts of the world.
Lagersroemia indica, in striking
shades of red, pink, purple and
+ white, is native to Southern Asia
-- and Australia, while Lagerstro-
emia speciosa calls India and the
East Indies home and boasts all
sorts of shades of pink to purple
and red and white.
Both varieties stay in bloom
for weeks and weeks requiring
no care whatsoever once they
become established in the land-
scape. While the Queen Myrtle
has by far the biggest clusters of
curly blossoms, it is somewhat
tender as regards cold tempera-
tures, consequently as a safety
precaution, try to find a spot
that's protected for the Queen.
Almost any location that won't be
subjected to harsh cold winds in
case of a freeze will do.
Generally the south side of
a building or the south side of
a hedge row is good. In other
words, almost anything that will
serve as a blocking agent to pre-
vent cold winds from getting to


the plant can save as a cold pro-
tector or at least minimize cold
damage. And, in case the limbs
do fall prey to a freeze, wait until'
new growth begins to show on
lower parts, then prune back to
healthy, green wood. The older
the plant, that is, the more es-
tablished it is, the less likely it is
to freeze. Although crape myrtle
(both varieties) is not generally
listed as a Xeric plant, there are
those who believe it should be
and I agree. This' high summer
bloomer is highly drought toler-
ant, it's happy in a wide variety of
soils, however its salt tolerance is
considered low, it has no environ-
mental problems, and its rate of
growth is medium thus the plants
will not outgrow their allotted
space quickly. Zones 7-10 OB are
recommended for Lagerstroemia
indica, while Zones 10B-11 are
recommended for Lagerstroemia
speciosa.
There's another extraordinary
beauty this time of year that just
happens to be the chosen flower
of Muse in Glades County. One
upward look along many roads in
the'land' of flowers, will instantly
reveal that the loblolly bay is now
heralding this warm, sunny sev-
enth month with glistening white
blooms nestled in waxy evergreen
leaves on trees as tall as forty-five
feet. This regal, handsome mem-
ber of the Theaceae family, a na-
tive of Southeastern United States,
grows most happily in acid soils
near wet areas.
Since the loblolly's light re-
quirement is high, if planted in
shade it will bloom only spar-
ingly if at all. Because their toler-
ance to drought is low, the most
specimen loblolly bays are found
growing alongside wetlands
and swamps, almost as a frame,
where they have ample water
but do not actually grow in wa-
ter. And being on the perimeter
of these naturally wet areas they
get the bright light they must have
to thrive and bloom. Loblolly
bays are medium to slow grow-
ing, thus fully mature trees, some
35 to 45 feet in height are usually
of considerable age. Their nutri-
tional requirements are medium


or average. With no human or
environmental hazards, loblolly
bays are highly desirable for wet
areas in zones 8-1 OA. However, to
plant them away from wet areas
is usually an exercise in futility as
well as the waste of a prized na-
tive tree. Not only do these trees
take to wet conditions, to grow
and thrive, they must have the
nutrients, etc. from layers and lay-
ers of leaf mold and natural com-
post to sustain a desirable state of
health.
Probably the most satisfac-
tory way of acquiring a loblolly
bay for your own landscape is to
find a nursery that has small seed-
lings as these trees are difficult to
move. Even when sold as B&B
plant material or even in contain-
ers, unless they are planted in an
ideal location, they probably will
not live very long.
From the ground looking up,
the pristine white loblolly flow-
ers are a striking contrast to the
waxy, leather-like leaves that
grow so thick that sky cannot be
seen through them. The petals
are slightly fringed with broadly
rounded tips turned up; the clus-
tered stamens are golden yellow.
Seldom are loblolly bays seen
growing singly, yet again, maybe
it's the exception that makes the
rule. Only this week, alongside'
a young citrus grove, which of
course is framed with a retention
ditch, which is actually too big to
rightly be called a ditch, yet too
little to be called a canal, there
is one purely lovely, lone loblolly
bay, perfectly symmetrical with
its arms reaching high above the
grove within arm's length of the
orange trees.
It seemed as though the shin-
ing star-like blossoms all opened
at one time which, of course,
is not the case. And upon lean-
ing over the fence, since I could
hardly straddle the ditch-canal, I
could see as many buds, perfectly
round like miniature golf balls, as
blossoms.
But then, as I kept looking,
there was something else or was
I seeing things. In the top two or
three feet the blossoms were as
big as saucers! They were gleam-


towns or small settlements are
- or were - around the lake, you
have only to turn to the inside
cover and first page of
Cracker History where there
is an excellent and easy-to-read
map. In the opening pages there
is also a full page of Cracker Dia-
lect Translations.
For instance: "heap" means a
great deal," tote" to carry, "rile"
means to anger, "ary" means
ever, "plumb" means all the way,
and "passel" means a group, or a
collection.
And so goes Lawrence Wills'
Cracker History, a book about
America's last frontier, its people,
their hopes and frustrations, carv-
ing out a civilization on the shore
of the largest lake within the bor-
ders of the United States. It's his-
tory, true and authentic, written
in Okeechobee dialect by a man
who lived through half a century
of taming the wilderness - and


ertime'

ing, shimmering white in the early
hours just after first light.
After several minutes of lean-
ing even farther over the fence
and straining my eyes, I "came to
the party!" Those huge blossoms
were moonflowers, the vines hav-
ing climbed and wound around
the trunk of the tree to find the
light at the top.
What a grand sight at first light!
Plus a fragrance we'd give a lot to
bottle: Moonflowers and loblolly
bay blossoms on one tree at the
same time.
Sometimes the line is fine
between various zone maps for
Florida, much more so for this
southern most state than others.
Therefore, at times there is what
seems to be conflicting informa-
tion regarding where zones begin
and end.
The most finely detailed zone
and climate map I have seen is in
Xeric Landscaping with Florida
Native Plants, edited by Michael
Jameson and Richard Moyroud,
published by Betrock Information
Systems, Inc., in cooperation with
the Association of Florida Native
Nurseries, Inc. The two maps are
in full color with generalized ren-
dering of plant associations over
the entire state as well as eigh-
teen geographical areas ranging
from Coastal Uplands to Scrub
Forests to Prairies, to Fresh Water
Marshes to Wet and Dry Prairie-
Marshes on Marl and Rockland
plus thirteen others. It is a highly
informative General Map of Natu-
ral Vegetation of Florida. The cli-
mate map is based on the last 40
years of USDA weather data.
According to Trees of Central
Florida by Olga Lakela and Rich-
ard P. Wunderlin/Banyan Books,
Miami, Florida/1980, Loblolly
Bays grow from Glades County
northward, Florida to Louisiana
and North Carolina. According
to Betrock's Reference Guide
to Florida Landscape Plants by
Timothy K. Broschat and Alan
W. Meerow/Betrock Information
Systems, Inc./ 991, Loblolly Bays
grow over all of Florida except
zone 10b, which is considerably
farther south than Glades County.


who at the time of the writing
could recall most of the pioneers
of that time.
Then men came in ever-in-
creasing numbers and gradually
the lake was subdued, but not
without momentous battles. Na-
ture fought back, and one
natural event cost over 2,000
lives, a stunning upset for the
forces of man, one of many vio-
lent battles. The white man won
this war eventually and set up his


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cities as monuments of victory.
How all this was accomplished
is fabulous reading.
"Cracker History" is over 325
pages, "antique" pictures, soft-
back.
For more information and
availability, call, write, or e-mail
Barbara Oehlbeck. Address:
25075 Grassy Run, LaBelle, Fla.
33935, phone/fax same: at 863-
675-2771, e-mail: doco@strato.
net.


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Many owners of a patch of ru-
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thing you can do is educate your-
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INI/MaryAnn Morris
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spray with a herbicide that won't
harm your animal."
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ber of acres per animal. Remem-
ber, supplemental feeding with
purchased feed and hay will be
necessary on most small places.
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INI/Katrina Elsken

Setting up the Chuck Wagon
Cowboys set up the Chuck Wagon as part of the displays at the celebration honoring the
National Day of the Cowboy on July 28 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The Seminole
Tribe of Florida provided the covered wagon, as well as the cattle for the cattle drive.


Harlem swim team
The Harlem swim team, with lifeguards John Melton, left and O'Bryan White, right, at the
Lake Shore swim meet in Belle Glade on Wednesday, July 25.


Cowboy Day Cattle Drive
The Seminole Tribe of Florida provided cattle for a cattle drive in honor of the National Day
of the Cowboy on July 28. The ceremonial cattle drive was held in Okeechobee county,
from Flagler Drive to the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, a distance of 3.5 miles.


Site
Continued From Page 1
data lines and parking; land clear-
ing at the site.
Commissioner Harris said the
site had been agreed upon with
the school board - that its use as
an EOC would not be tied to the
Courthouse and 'moved to use
the Port LaBelle site. The motion


Testing
Continued From Page 1
lure of drugs can be too much for
some kids.
Peer pressure is a huge part of
teens trying drugs and alcohol,
Mrs. Peterson said. But with par-
ents in possession of these drug
tests, teens can now escape peer
pressure, perhaps by simply ex-
plaining that their parents are test-
ing them for drugs and alcohol.
Above all, communicating and


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should do when responding to
this type of incident," said Sheriff
Lee.
The class of 30 attendees con-
sisted of Sheriff Lee, police and
fire chiefs, hospital administra-
tors, city commissioners, EMS,
school board officials and emer-
gency management executives,,
participants from United States
Sugar Cooperation, as well as the
Glades County Sheriff's Office..
As part of the training course,
instructors Karen Turtle and Mike
Hartmann focused on prepar-
ing and educating the class to
respond effectively to terrorist at-
tacks. The major topic of discus-
sion was weapons of mass de-


passed unanimously. The actual
square footage of the facility will
be decided later.
ATV question
' Commissioner Bo Pelham
asked if the county can opt out of
the 2006 Legislative rules on all-
terrain vehicles. He said he has
been receiving a lot of complaints
from residents about ATV activity,
especially in Pioneer and LaDeca
on the weekends. The board vot-


having an open relationship with
your children is the key to pre-
venting drug and alcohol abuse,
Mrs. Peterson explained. Like oth-
er communities in the country,
Clewiston deals with its fair share
of drug related crimes.
With the police department fo-
cusing on busting large drug op-
erations in the area, the kits could
help to stop the problem where it
usually begins: in younger, easily
impressionable teenagers.
The department currently
has approximately 50 testing kits


struction (WMD), which consists
of nuclear, chemical, biological
and conventional weapons de-
signed to inflict maximum human
casualties.
"In the event of such an inci-
dent, our local sheriff's depart-'
ment, Clewiston City police and
emergency management coor-
dinators as well as local school
board may be called upon to
function as primary responders,"
explained Sheriff Lee.
"It is our sincere hope that ev-
eryone in attendance takes away
the significance of planning, pre-
paring and continual training
when faced with the potential for
weapons of mass destruction,"
said Instructor Turtle.
"Effective training and the con-
tinuous sharpening of job-skills
are among the most important


ed to disallow ATV riding in the
county, except in management
areas.
Commissioner Janet Taylor
passed along a suggestion from
a Pioneer resident that the county
put in an ATV course at the old Pi-
oneer Landfill. The site could also
present, opportunities for fishing
and other recreational pastimes.
The board said it would consider
the proposal.


available, but if the distribution
is a success and the demand is
strong enough for it, the depart-
ment is interested in offering
more of them in the community.
According to Mrs. Petersen, she
will assist parents regarding drug
testing and various programs on
drug prevention if necessary.
For information on the home
drug testing kits, call the Clew-
iston Police Department at 983-
1474.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez can be
reached at igonzalez@newszap.com.


aspects of the law enforcement
profession," said Investigator
Myra Quesada, who encourages
preparedness. "We need more
training class like this one," she
said.
Sheriff Lee also thanked Nick
Smith with the Hendry County
Sheriff Office for his role in coor-
dinating the event.
According to Mrs. Turtle, the 30
attendees will have to finish the
course with an online test, and if
passed, they will receive a certifi-
cate of completion.
"In someone of the classes I
have taught I have had some that
are outstanding, and this one has
been one of them," Ms. Turtle said.
"You all are a very well prepared
group," she told participants.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez can be
reached at lgonzalez@newszap.com.


INI/Najil Tobias

Double winner
Delendlo Watson III, 13, of the Montura swimming team, won both the 100-meter back-
stroke and freestyle races at the Lake Shore swimming meet in Belle Glade on Wednes-
day, July 25.


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Announces its policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals for students under the"
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS.
Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting
CHARLES D. DAVIS
Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. These criteria can be found listed below. Children from families whose income is at or below
the levels shown may be eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals. An application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once
approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need not notify thE organization of changes in income and household size.
Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals, households must complete the applica-
tion and return it to school. Additional copies are available at the principal's office in each school. The information provided on the application will be used for the
purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.
Households that receive Food Stamps or TANF (Temporary Assistance, to Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child's name, Food
Stamp/fANF case number, and signature of adult household member.
Foster children may receive benefits based on the child's personal income regardless of the income of the household,
Household with children who are considered migrants, homeless or runway should contact the district liaison, Jodi Bell at 863-6744108.
For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed
service members on their application. Report only the portion of the deployed service member's income made available to them or on their behalf to the family
Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income.
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* Names of all household members;
* Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and
* Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word "NONE" for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number.
If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unem-
ployed should also contact the school.
Such changes may make the student eligible for reduced price or free meals if the household income falls at or below the levels show below.
Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced Price meal policy, Charles D. Davis, will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dis-
satisfied with the ruling of the official, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a for-
mal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing to:
SCOTT COOPER
PA Office Box 1980 * LaBelle, Florida 33975 * 863-674-4113
Unless indicated otherwise on the % plication, the information on the Free and Reduced Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eli-
gibility for other educational programs.
FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS
Effective from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008
Free Meal Scale is 130% of Federal Poverty Level
Household Annual Monthly Twice Per Every Two Weekly
size Month Weeks
1 13,273 1,107 554 511 256
2 17,797 1,484 742 685 343
3 22,321 1,861 931 859 430
4 26,845 2,238 1,119 1,033 517
5 31,369 2,615 1,308 1,207 604
6 35,893 2,992 1,496 1,381 691
7 40,417 3,369 1,685 1,555 778
8 44,941 3,746 1,873 1,729 865
Each additional 4,524 377 189 174 87
family member,
add
Reduced Meal Scale is 185% of Federal Poverty Level
Household Annual Monthly Twice Per Every Two Weekly
size Month Weeks
1 18,889 1,575 788 727 364
2 25,327 2,111 1,056 975 , 488
3 31,765 2,648 1,324 1,222 611
4 38,203 3,184 1,592 1,470 735
5 44,641 3,721 1,861 1,717 859
6 511,079 4,257 2,129 1,965 983
7 57,517 4,794 2,397 2,213 1,107
8 63,955 5,330 2,665 2,460 1,230
Each additional 6,438 537 269 248 124
family member,

To determine monthly income:
* If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52.
* If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26.
* If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24.
* If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12.
Remember: The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or other deductions must be reported.

In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited form discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call
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By Dan Culbert
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Horticulture Agent
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Director Pat Miller recently called
me while I was on vacation. He's
good about helping folks practice
a balance between work and fam-
ily, so I was a bit concerned when
he reported that a lady had called
desperate for help and he wasn't
sure what was going on.
The caller claimed that her en-
tire yard was crawling with ants --
millions of them. They had invad-
ed her place about a year ago and
had driven off all the imported fire
ants and "bull ants". And nothing
that she had tried seemed to be
working. (I said to myself, no way
those numbers are right - and to
drive off fire ants? Right....)
Mr. Miller drove Livestock
Agent, Pat Hogue, our FYN Pro-
gram Assistant Angela and I to
the home near the Okeechobee
Civic Center. And sure enough,
the homeowner was right - here
were ants EVERYWHERE!
The Earth was moving
I had never seen a massive in-
festation of ants like this in the US,
although I saw something close to
it in Costa Rica last spring. There
were trails leading everywhere:
across the lawn, under potted
plants, up into laurel oaks, along
side the house foundation, under
building slabs and even up into
the rafters of the pole barns.
Ants were moving very quickly
along trails. Standing still in any
spot on the property, if you looked
carefully, you would soon see the


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ants moving along the ground. In
some cases the workers were car-
rying the whitish pupa from one
place to another. Their movement
was not the random motion that
is seen with typical crazy ants.
These creatures are golden to
reddish brown in color and are
about the size of the typical fire
ant. If they are disturbed, they
may bite, but it's a pinch - they
do not sting. After feeding on
sweet sugar water, the ant's rear
portion of the abdomen will ap-
pear to be striped because it is
stretched out and full of food. (I
didn't know that ants could have
beer bellies!)
The homeowner had estab-
lished a daily routine of ants
spraying around porches and the
perimeter of the house every day.
The result was massive piles of
dead ants along the nooks and
crannies outside her home. These
piles would need sweeping from
sidewalks and patios. Calking
and replacing the weather-strip-
ping around doors and windows
seemed to help keep them out of
the house.
We asked the homeowner
when this problem seemed to
have started. She recalled that it
had been about a year. This was
about the same time that a nearby
construction project was started.
She reported that the neighboring


yard was also seriously infested.
After we left her property, we
drove down the street to the old
Okeechobee Civic Center, and
inspected that building and its
grounds. It was also crawling
with similar huge numbers of
ants in the same kinds of places
that were infested in our caller's
property. The day camp program
there was also under attack by
these creatures
Identification -
key to management
We scooped up several sam-
ples of this mystery menace. They
were put into alcohol for delivery
to the UF/IFAS Insect Identifica-
tion Lab in Gainesville the follow-
ing day. I showed the sample to
Dr. Phil Koehler and his associ-
ates and described its behaviors
and history. A peek at the ant's
anatomy and a comparison with
some of the colonies they main-
tain there at the Department of
Entomology, and we had our an-
swer.
The Caribbean Crazy Ant is
the proposed common name for
Paratrechina pubens, a non-na-
tive ant that has been seen in the
Miami area for 50 years. Recent
colonies in the port of Palm Beach
have appeared to have spread
into Martin and St. Lucie counties.
A question that we can not an-
swer is if construction equipment
from the coast brought some soil
residues with some of these ants
to Okeechobee.
What makes this ant so prolific
is that their colonies have several
hundred thousand individuals.


They appear to nest in several lo-
cations (called polydomous) and
have multiple queens (called po-
lygamous). These ants create one
big ant society, and drive off any
and all others. So that explains
why the homeowner has not seen
fire or bull ants for the past year -
but it's still not a desirable way to
get rid of those pesky fire ants!
Management options
We do not have any magic
silver bullets to use against the
Caribbean Crazy Ant. Until more
research is done we recommend
the use of contact residual insec-
ticides sprayed along active trails
and nest sites to reduce ant popu-
lations, followed a few days later
by sweet ant baits placed at nu-
merous locations along trails and
frequently replaced with fresh
bait. Dr. Koehler suggests the use
of granular insecticide baits la-
beled for general landscape use
with the active ingredient fipronil
[e.g. Over 'n Out Fire Ant Killer
Granules] or cyfluthrin [many
products have this ingredient].
Up near but still outside the
house, products with cyfluthrin,
bifenthrin, or permethrin may
give you relief from invasions of
these Crazies. Be careful not to
use products designed for out-
door use in indoor locations - it's
just not safe to do so. And as with
the use of any pesticide, read and
follow all label directions first. So
remember, even when you are
desperately seeking relief from
such pesky critters, the label is
the law.


Ag commissioner praises farm bill


TALLAHASSEE - Florida Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles Bronson
and state agriculture industry
leaders are praising Florida's con-
gressional delegation for their
hard work on the 2007 Farm Bill,
which they say will benefit Flori-
da's agriculture industry and con-
sumers alike.
The U.S. House of Represen-
tatives passed the Farm, Nutri-
tion and Bioenergy Act of 2007,
referred to as the Farm Bill after
several days of debate. Commis-
sioner Bronson says the bill in-
cludes provisions that will help
ensure Florida agriculture has the
tools it needs to remain a vibrant
contributor to the state's economy
and provides school children with
healthy, nutritious fruits and veg-
etables. The bill will be taken up
by the U.S. Senate in September.
"Congress has recognized the
importance to our economy of
specialty crops which make up 50
percent of all cash receipts," Mr.
Bronson said. "Given that Florida
is the second largest producer of
specialty crops in the country,
clearly we are extremely pleased
with the results."
Representatives of Florida's
agriculture industry joined Bron-
son in expressing support for the
bill.
"We're very pleased that the
House of Representative has rec-
ognized the importance of spe-
cialty crops and have designated
$1.7 billion in mandatory fund-
ing for important nutrition and
other programs that will benefit
not only our producers, but the
health and well-being of Ameri-
cans," said Mike Stuart, President
of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable
Association.
Michael W Sparks, Executive
Vice President/CEO of Florida
Citrus Mutual said, "Florida citrus
growers salute the U.S. House
of Representatives for passing
the 2007 Farm Bill. The funding
boost this Farm Bill will give cit-
rus greening research programs


:'This is a great day for Florida agriculture. Never
before has a farm bill been as beneficial to our
state. Not only does the House passed farm bill
maintain a safety net for program crops but
includes an unprecedented amount of support for
fruit, vegetable and specialty crop production. I am
pleased the bill also strengthens our commitment to
conservation programs and encourages renewable
energy initiatives."
- John Hoblick,
President of the Florida Farm Bureau


offers hope that we can unearth
a scientific solution to the insidi-
ous disease which is threatening
the very foundation of our $9 bil-
lion industry. Research is already
in the pipeline and it is essential
that it continues unabated. We
will continue to work hard in the
coming months to ensure the
U.S. Senate passes a similar ver-
sion of this bill."
"This is a great day for Florida
agriculture. Never before has a
farm bill been as beneficial to our
state. Not only does the House
passed farm bill maintain a safety
net for program crops but in-
cludes an unprecedented amount
of support for fruit, vegetable and
specialty crop production. I am
pleased the bill also strengthens
our commitment to conservation
programs and encourages renew-
able energy initiatives," said John
Hoblick, President of the Florida
Farm Bureau.
Executive Vice President of
The Florida Nursery, Growers and
Landscape Association (FNGLA),
Ben Bolusky, also praised the bill
saying, "We applaud the U.S.
House of Representatives for its
passage of the Farm Bill. It gives
long overdue recognition to the
major economic role played by
nursery and other leading spe-
cialty crops in American agricul-
ture. What is most meaningful to
Florida's nursery industry is the
Farm Bill's landmark and wel-


come emphasis on specialty crop
research, pests and diseases, risk
management and conservation.
FNGLA looks forward to working
with the U.S. Senate to ensure the
very best Farm Bill for Florida's
specialty crop industries."
Executive Vice President of
the Florida Sugar Cane League,
Dalton Yancey remarked, "Flori-
da's citizens will benefit from the
passage of this Farm Bill which
creates billions of dollars of eco-
nomic impact to the State from
the sale of agricultural products.
Agriculture is an important con-
tributor to Florida's economy.
Now, onto the Senate for the
completion of a good bill."
Unlike the 2002 Farm Bill, this
bill for the first time provides sub-
stantial funding for the fruit and
vegetable industry. These spe-
cialty crops make up a significant
portion of Florida's agriculture
industry. The bill provides $1.6
billion for specialty crops com-
pared with $200 million dollars
allocated in the 2002 Farm bill,
not in the form of subsidies but
for research, marketing and pest
management. This includes fund-
ing for research to develop more
resilient crops and combat pests
and diseases which constantly
threaten Florida farmers. The bill
also helps U.S. farmers compete
more effectively in the global
marketplace.
"Florida knows all too well the


costs associated with a devastat-
ing agricultural pest or disease,"
Mr. Bronson said, "From MedFly
to Citrus Canker, our experience
showed us that there were statu-
tory roadblocks that prevented
federal and state agencies from
effectively reducing pest and dis-
ease threats. That includes sur-
veying for pests and diseases to
catch outbreaks early and quickly
accessing federal funds to deal
with outbreaks when they do
occur. This bill removes those
roadblocks and creates a system
to more efficiently protect agri-
culture."
The Farm Bill also expands the
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack
Program which provides a variety
of fresh produce for schools and
increases purchasing of fruits and
vegetables for all federal nutrition
programs. It expands popular
conservation and environmental
protection programs including
the nation's forest resources. The
bill also makes new investments
in renewable energy research,
development and production. in
rural America.


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workplace. Contact 1-800-683-3155.


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Candidate should have a minimum of 3 yrs medical office manage-
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and maintaining effective relationships with medical and administrative
staff, patients, and public.
Full time - Outpatient Registration Clerk
2 yrs exp in a healthcare related field pref. Must have strong customer
service and computer skills.
Part time - Insurance Biller
3 plus yrs in a hospital or medical office setting pref with at least I yr
each of electronic billing and collections. Must be knowledgeable of
third party re-imbursements, co-pays, medical terminology, and UB-
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board, salary, Refs req.
(863)467-7173 for interview


$10 IS ALL THAT STANDS
BETWEEN YOU AND A GREAT
JOB WITH AVON!!
Call Gwen (863)228-5099
BELLE GLADE BEACON
DIRECTOR
Responsible for develop-
ment and coordination of
youth, family & community
programming. Bachelors
degree, 2 yrs supervisory
exp, knowledge of commu-
nity resources & strong or-
ganizational/management
skills required. Submit
resume to:
obremekamop@ocpQ.org
or fax 561-841-3555.
CERTIFIED WELDERS &
PIPE FITTERS
Needed for a project in Belle
Glade. Work starts in mid
August. Call Altman A/C
(561)863-8663 DFWP


DREDGE OPERATOR
Now being hired at
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454


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:
1099W. Ventura Ave.,
Clewiston, FL 33440,
Attn: Marta
or e-mail resume to:
morales2@earthlink.net


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for a Community Health Rep.:
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transport, assist in clinic, vitals,
draw blood. HS dip. & previous
health care experience required.

Valid FL Driver's Lic. required.
Resume to:
galtman(@semtribe.com or
fax 954-967-3477. Details @
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Home visitor position with Healthy
Families Program at Hendry County
Health Department in Clewiston;
knowledge of child development &
cultural diversity; must have valid Florida
driver's license, reliable transportation,
& ability to travel; Background screening
& fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Jeannie @ 863-983-1408
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Assists managers, supervisors, Safety, and Human Resourc-
es with day to day issues. Resolves hourly personnel sen-
ority, vacation, and payroll issues. Processes shift rosters,
ob postings, and job changes. Greets and coordinates visi-
ors, vendors, and other customers to Sugar Manufacturing.
ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION

United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest
diversified, privately held agribusiness firms. We are em-
ployee owned and have great benefits including outstanding
medical, 401K, retirement income and employee stock own-
ership. The Company is headquartered on the southern
shore of Florida's Lake Okeechobee between Fort Myers and
West Palm.
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repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, tur-
bines, steel structures, chutes, fans, pipelines, valves, vessels,
pressure vessels. *
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with great benefits including outstanding medical, 401K, and
retirement income and employee stock ownership. Headquar-
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Fax. 863-902-2889
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Driver Wanted!
We are looking for a minimum CDL
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a better opportunity. Our starting
pay is a minimum of $13.50 per King Ranch
hour and we guarantee a minimum corporate
:of 45 hours per week, plus quarterly: hasoan
cash bonuses. In addition, we offer overseeir
a benefit package that includes : maintena
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matching employer contributions. maintena
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For Clewiston apartment complex.
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$119.9- Bring All Offers!
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end get away. Reduced
to $188,9K :all Enrique
1() 1 " 3/2 1+ , ,W U. $110K
MLS# 200718617
I I)RE L;C.ED . AGAIN
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CBS (201)05) Tiled
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w/ oak trees. Perfect
for nursery
13) IHandyman Special
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(Call Enrique
15) NLIWNEWNEW
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large yard only $119.9K
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us today!
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3/2, boat lift & dock,
basenment,immnaculate
and pristine for $540K
MLS #200712337
Mobile Homes
1) Art Lawrence 3/2
MH on 3.13 Acres just
outside out of town,
MLS # 200M8788
2)'i)Fabuhls 55+
Community in Moonv
Haver. Many amenities
Furnished only $145K
(Cll Ashley
3) Ladeca-horne on 10
ac with pond. only
$289.9K, Call Sams
4)Rerlie'd 3BR, 2 BAI
on a 1/3 acre very nice
and clean fenced yard.
, Kf$74.9K


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1.25 acres, lots Oak
Tree next to Canal
only $I1)OK
6)Ladeca! 5 ac. zoned
A-2. prop. incl. 1990
2/1 MIl - asking
$135K Call Sam
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8)W1Il Maintainedl
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sheds, irrigation, pool,
too many extras @
$120.9K
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in More aI Lvens, tons of
upgrades, 1)BL Lot only
$145K Call Ashley
10) Mini Ranch on 10
+/- Acres with
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on A] Don Fanning
Road $489K
SI)Beautiful 3/2 MII
on Mani Made tak
name $89.9k


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1)Buy 5 or 20ac .5ac
parcels in I.adec., asking
$95K each Call Sant
2) Mointura Lots starting
at $23.500 Call Enriqiue
3)2 Ac. Cleared on
Davidson Rd. $140K.
MLS# 200693222
4) CR833 2.5 acrs
possible commercial
$89K
5) Great Deals in
Montura! Call Sam
6) 10 ac in Ladeca with
pond $239.9K, call Sam


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1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
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The Barron Water Control District, a government independent Opportunities 305
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Qualifications: (1) Experienced in Excel and Word, (2) Good
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since, including purchase, repair and
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NEW SELF STORAGE CHEST FREEZER, Like new.
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15, $150(863)675-1113
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full HOT WATER HEATER- 40 gal.
electric, secure on Commereio with pan. Electric. Brand new
St. 350ft. from Clewiston $150. (863)467-4497
Police Dept. 863-983-6663, 1
863-983-2808, after hrs. KENMORE MICROHOOD-
863-983-8979 Brand new in box, white.
$100 or best offer.
(863)634-6396
Merchandise MINI FRIDGE- $50.
(863)447-5882
iSTOVE, Kenmore, electric,
________ _ ~with new circuit board &
burners. $100
Air Conditioners 505 (863)467-2507
Antiques 510 ___________(
Appliances 515 WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore
Appliance Parts 520 70/80 Series 1 year old. Like
Beauty Supplies 525 New with 2 year warranty
Bicycles 530 $600. 720-284-4018
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540 WASHERS & DRYERS
Business Equipment 545 STACK UNITS
Carpets/Rugs 550 $95 & up, Up to 1 yr warranty
Children's Items 555 REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
China, Glassware, Etc. 560 (239)694-0778
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570 ars , - Sh
Collectibles 575 i -,
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590 SHEDS (2)- 10X16, Very
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595 clean. $1600 will separate
Fireplace Fixture 600 (863)228-2933
Firewood 605
Furniture 610 "lg s &"
Furs 6150
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620 All Steel Buildings. National,
Heating Equipment/ Manufacturer. 40x60 to
Supplies 625 100x250 Factory direct to
Household Items 630 contractor or customer.
Jewelry 635 (800)658-2885 www.rigid-
Lamps/Lights 640 building.com.
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660 -M It'LI
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665 GLASS LAMINATED DOOR
Pets/Supplies/ WINDOWS (2) 34x76, asking
Services 670. $50 (863)6 -3627
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680 METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
Pools & Supplies 685 buy direct from manufactur-
Restaurant er. 20 colors in stock with all
Equipment 690 accessories. Quick turn
Satellite 695 around! Delivery Available..
Sewing Machines 700 (352)498-0778 Toll free
Sporting Goods 705 (888)393-0335 code 24.
Stereo Equipment 710 www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720 PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300
Tools 725 for all. Call (561)762-4620
Toys & Games 730 Jupiter area.
0V tRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740 TEMPORARY SEPTIC TANK-
Plastic, 18"Hx41"Wx 72"L.
$125. (863)288-8884

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PLAY PEN- Fold N Go, like
new, blue, used twice. $40
(863)528-3235



MEN'S CLOTHING- 12 pairs
Brand Name shorts 38 to 42.
clean & good cond. $40. Will
sep (863)634-7765 Okee
RAIN COAT- mens or wom-
ens, 2X, black, 3/4 length,
washable, with pop out lin-
ing. $25 (863)357-1560



COLOR STAMP IMAGES-
US1-1943 in 68 frames. One
of a kind! $320 for all/will
separate. (863)763-8729
FLAGS- collection, 10" to
132", includes seasonal,
holiday, flowers etc., $750
NEG (863)675-6556



COMPUTER: DELL, Great for
school. Pentium 4, Com-
plete. Window XR Etc. $150.
(863)517-2782 Tony
COMPUTER XP Complete,
with all in one printer, cus-
tom built. $150
(863)763-7950
LAPTOP- Dell, Windows XP,
many programs, Good
shape, loaded, $350
(863)674-0212
LAPTOP- Windows XP 150
gb., brand new, never
opened. Extra memory pckg
Asking $450 (863)214-4475
MONITOR- 19" Gateway,
beige, good picture. $50
(863)697-2033
PRINTER, Epson Stylus 740 &
Visioneer 1 Touch Scan-
ner/Fax/Copier. $40/both,
will sep. (863)763-5280
SONY LAPTOP, 512 ram, all
XP & program disks &
books, $500 or trade for
gun. (772)461-8822
SONY LAPTOP- With all origi-
nal disks-trade for pistol or
$600 (772)461-8822
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2/2.5 T,.uwnhlmii.
4BR, 2BA New
to $295,000
3BR, 2BA Royal
3BR, 2BA 200
Mofntura RMduce
3BR, 2BA with p
2BR, 2BA Reall
3BR, 2BA with d
3BR, 2BA abo%
$184,900
2BR, 1BA with f
4BR, 3BAw/pool
4BR, 2BA Reduc
3BR, 2BA 2
Reduced $240.00
3BR, 2BA pool
$349,900
4BR, 2BA F
Nortli-side $359,
4BR, 2BA with
#2 $279.900


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UC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
*^* mi. s (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
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AFTER I-OURS:
LAURA SMITH TRAVISDYESS ANGELlCAGONZALEZ
Broker Associate ( 863)228-2215 HE H-ABLA ESP.A;iL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
DNTIAL 4BR, 3BA 2-car par,,:. pool 3BR, 2BA w/ extras on lake
tal $159,000 $375,000 $120K
s from $199,900 3/4BR 2 1/2BA on lake $428,000 3BP, 2EA SWMH MoN'Iiur 1.25
Home Reduced 4BR, 2BA nSi&.Dde $290,000 acres furnished $98,000
2 or 3BR, 1 1/2BA Huge rear SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in
Palm $249,000 yard $239.000 or rent for Woodland S/D $275,000
S in$1,200 p.m. 3BR, 2BA MH Harlem $80,000
SModular 3BR, 2BA Brick, fenced back VACANT LAND
d S 169 900 yard $240,000 MH Lot in Sherwood $24,900
pool $289,000 2BR, 1BA Corkscrew Blvd. 1.37 Montura 1.25 acre lots avail. Call
y Cute $125K , acre S 175,000 for Listings,
ten $299,000 3BR, 2BA w/ mother-in-law F.i. ,l-. 2.41 ac $110,000
ve ground pool quarters (IBR, 1BA kitchen) Woodlands S/D 2 lots reduced to
$395,000 $32,500 each
irepla.:e $140K MOBILE HOMES Pioneer 7 lots $56,500
Reduced to $246K 4BR, 2BA, DWMH $134,9d0 Pioneer 11otsgether$45K each
ced to $299K Pioneer SWMH on 2.5 acres Mobile Home Lot $19,500
$135,000 4.70 acres Pioneer $109,900
acres Flaghole Pioneer 4BR, 3BA DWMH 10
)0 acres $325,000 COMMERCIAL
Ridgeview #1 3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
SI 19.900 $200,000
'lly Furnished 3BR, 2BA DWMH Sherwood FOR RENT
000 $79,000 2/2.5 Townhomes near marina
pool Ridgeview 3BR, 2BA DWMH screened $1,500 per month includes
porch Ridgdill Rd. $120,000 utilities














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VERTICAL BLINDS- custom . .-
made, cream color, 110x62
for triple width window, $40 -.-
(863)357-1560



FIREPLACE- Brand new $200 CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
or best offer. (863)763-6747 House/Turn Key. From $79,000 & up, 3/4/5BR,
Furnir 2/3BA, acre & 1/4' available or use your land

3 IN 1 GRACO BED- Converts as down payment. Financing available.
from crib to toddler bed ..,
Comes w/Dora sheets & ac- * I
cess. $130 (863)675-0273
BED, Queen size, clean, Select F-ulI ;rI 01. 0I1
Comfort, sleep on air with
control. $350 DOUBLE FUTON- Wooden SOFA, Leather, Like New &
(772)370-0047 w/roll out drawer. Perfect Kitchen Island, Stainless steel
BEDROOM SET, 5 pc., King condition. $450. and solid wood. Great cond.
sz. Includes mattress & 7pc. (863)675-1936 LaBelle $370. Will sep. 720-284-4018
quilt set. $500 for all. DR TABLE- with 4 chairs, met-
(561)755-0910 al and wood, $60 TABLE- Oak & 4 chairs. Good
BEDROOM SET- Ash color, 863)763-4220 Condition. $125. or best of-
BEDROOM SET- Ash color, (863)763-4220 __ fer. (863)467-4124
Chest of drawers, dresser, DRESSER, 3 drawer & night-
Armoire & night stand. $250. stand Good condition. $80. WATERBED King Sz, 12 draw-
or best offer (863)634-5891 Will separate. ers/storage w/bkcase hdbrd,
BR SET Queen headboard, (863)467-4095 nt. stand & mirrored Ar-
triple dresser, chest, 2 nite ENTERTAINMENT CTR- Hutch moire. $200. (863)763-5876
stands, $250 style, Oak, hold up to 36" TV, WHAT NOT SHELF- Corner;
(863)763-2601 Like new. $250. or best of- Can hang or placed on floor.
BUNKBED- Twin size, top & fer. (863)634-5891 Approx. 4' to 5' Exc cond.
bottom, 2 x 4 frame w/one FUTON- Full size, Good condi- $15. (863)467-7659
mattress. $65 tion. $40. (863)634-8758
(863)528-3235 - IHelh&Rdcn
GLIDER ROCKER & OTTO- - li,,0
CHAIR, Leather, Burgundy, 6 MAN, Beige & peach, excel-
months old, excellent condi- lent condition $50
tion, paid $600, asking $400 (863)675-5737 EXERCISE 'BIKE-Weslo cardio
(863)763-0583 glide, slightly used. $40
(863)7 KITCHEN TABLE, Round w/ 4 (863)467-6060
CHAIRS- wooden with cush- chairs & matching hutch.
ion, for dining room, $40 Real nice shape. $150. , l d
(863)763-4220 (863)357-1859
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end table MAPLE HUTCH- Large,
set. Wood/oak. Asking $120. 72"-80" W x 7.5' H $150 or MICROWAVE, OVEN: Large,
or best offer. (863)675-4098 best offer. (863)467-8161 ideal for workplace or home.
Evenings (LaBelle)
ens 8ff SECTIONAL- New, dark Only $25! (863)357-6303.
COUCHES- (2), 1 is 8ft, brown, Bassett, w/2'reclin-
(green) 1 is sofa bed, plaid ers, asking $1000 ROOM AIR PURIFIER Ken-
multi colors) $700 or will sell (863)763-3660 more, Breath clean air Ex-
separate (863)675-2463 3()63- cellent condition. $75.
- SECTIONAL SOFA- 3pc, great 863-357-6303
ble trimmed in hunter green. shape, $175 (863)697-8507 WATER COOLER, Sunbeam, 5
Like new $75. SLEEP NUMBER BED- Queen gallon, cold, hot & room
(863)634-8758 size. $800 (863)675-0273 temperature water, great
DINING ROOM SUITE- Cherry SOFA & LOVESEAT- Hunter cond. $40 (863)697-1443
wood, 8 padded chairs, 2 green leather. Excellent
leafs. Paid 2k, asking $350 quality. $750.
(573)281-9007 LaBelle (863)763-4088
DINING SET, Bassett, beautiful SOFA & LOVESEAT- White, RING- Mans, yellow gold, w/
cherry wood, table, 6 chairs good condition. $300 Solitaire diamond (.15pt.)
& hutch. $500 (863)261-7069 leave -mes- white gold setting exc cond
(863)675-5737 sage. $225 neg(863)763-2458

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$10. Call Dawn at
(863)634-3783



PATIO SET- 5 chairs, awning,
glass top table, $60
(863)763-0039 Maxine


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BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CALCULATOR- TI-84, All
manuals & attachments for
download. Used 3 times.
$100. (772)708-3645
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
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Thursday, August 2, 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


MOBILITY CHAIR- Sundancer,
new batteries. $500
(863)675-6214
SLOT MACHINE- Coin operat-
ed, great condition. $175 or
best offer. (863)467-8161



DRUM SET, 13 pc., Pearl Ex-
port Sedes, emerald green
w/accessodes. $800
(863)467-5906
PIANO- Spinet, excellent con-
dition, $400 (863)517-0489



AMAZON PARROT- 3 mos old,
yellow naped, $900 firm
(863)673-4716
AQUARIUM, 90 GALLON,
wood stand, filter, gravel,
volcano's, etc., $325. or best
offer. (863)357-3092
BULLDOG/CATAHOULA MIX-
F, 4 yrs old, to exc home
ONLY, blue eyes, house
broken. (863)467-0380
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY: Female,
4 months old. Sweet dispo-
sition. Long legged. Must
see! $100. (863)801-1302
CHIHUAHUA- tan, male, 2 1/2
month old., $250.
(863)675-2541 (days) Barb
LaBelle area.
DOBERMANS: AKC, Lg. Bred.
Shots/Wormed. Docked &
Dewclaws done. $550 & up.
Ready 8/30. (863)763-6703
DOG PENS, (4), Large chain
link dog pens , $500 will sell
sep. (863)612-0992
FISH TANK- 240 gallon with
accessories. You move.
$300 (863)675-6214
LOVEBIRDS, Mated, with large
,cage & nesting box. $100
(863)697-8731
MALTESE DOG: 1 year old
adult, female, small size,
$350. Call (863) 983-1970.
MALTESE PUPPIES, AKC, Fe-
male & Male, Shots &
Wormed. (863)983-1970
MALTESE/POODLE MIX-
white, 2 yrs old male, friend-
ly, has vaccinations & vet
record $400 (863)697-0465
MIN DASCHUND PUPS, Long
haired, black & tan, dapple,
red. $400 w/shots & papers.
(863)634-5943 or 634-7883
PEKINGESE PUP, CKC, 10
weeks, male, to good home
only. $250. (863)599-8074
PIT BULL- Blue, 4 weeks old.
Purebred, $350.
(863)673-5513
Stamp Out ITCHAMACALLITS!
Shampoo with Happy
Jack(R) 'Paracide II(TM) .&
ItchNOMore(R. Apply Skin
Balm(R). At Tractor Supply.
www.happyjackinc.com.'
WHOOPS! German Shepherd /
Chesapeake Bay Puppies: 7
wks. old. Adorable, must
see. $200. (239)246-6739


RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT
Stainless Steel Tables,
Triple Sinks, 6 & 8 Burner
Stoves, 3 Door Freezer,
Walk in Cooler w/Freezer,
2 Door Cooler, Meat Display
Case, Icemaker, Meat Slicer
& more. (305)322-2056
Clewiston area



SKI, O'Brien Graphite Slalom
w/ custom case & tow rope.
Like new. $75 for all.
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
TABLE- For boat or motor
home, rectangular, re-
movable, two legs, like new.
$50 (863)697-2033



BOOM BOX- Sanyo,
AM/FM/CD/Cassette player.
24"L x 9"W, $30
(863)763-0625 ,
PIONEER STEREO, York &
Bose speakers. Oldies but,
still plays good. $150.
(863)634-3659



MAGNAVOX TV- 36", color,
like new, used a few times,
$300 (863)697-8507
TELEVISION- Toshiba 48", re-
built, great picture. $600 or
best offer. (863)467-0171
TV- 27", Works good, Nothing
wrong with it. $50.
(863)610-4674



CEMENT MIXER: Electric.
$135. (863)675-8937
DRILL PRESS: Bench Top,
$75. (863)234-1344
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
GENERATOR- Coleman 6250
surge 5500 run watts.
W/220 volt ext. cord. Hardly
used. $400. (863)467-6372
GENERATOR- McCullouch,
FG5700AK, Brand new, Never
used. Have Manuals & re-
ceipts. $500. (863)763-8691
PRESSURE WASHER, Electric,
1300 psi. $75.
(863)234-1344-
WELDER, Portable & Air com-
pressor. Mounted on trailer.
$1500. neg. 561-758-4337



VACUUM CLEANER- Rainbow,
All attachments, Great cond.
$500. or best offer.
(863)261-7069 Leave msg


VCR HIFI stereo, Sharp, Al-
most new, 35 movies & ex-
tra tapes, $100 or trade.
(772)461-8822



ADULT DVD'S (5)- New, $40
for all. Call Dawn at
(863)634-3783
XXX MOVIE COLLECTION- 75
DVO's for $100 or best offer.
(352)317-1928


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




TRACTOR- Case 255, runs
good. $1200 (863)517-1107


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BUSH HOG- Howse 4ft, like
new. $500 or best offer-will
trade up or down for 3 pt fin-
ish mower. (305)299-1203
GARDEN TILLER- Honda
GX160, 5.5 HP rear tine,
heavy duty. $300 or best of-
fer. (863)674-0098
HUSKY LAWN TRACTOR- like
new, 18hp, 42" cut, $600 or
best offer (863)612-5676
LAWN MOWERS, 1 Scag, 48"
'cut, $5000 & 50" cut Dixie
Chopper, $4500.
(863)227-0533
MOWER- Craftsman, self pro-
pelled, 6.75hp, 21", mulch-
ing, exc cond. $200
(863)634-1479
MOWER PAN: 64" Cut,.Belly
for Kobota Tractor Like new.
$400. (863)612-9233 La-
Belle.
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 B&S, runs
great, $400 or trade for a 4'
bush hog. 863-675-1816
RIDING LAWN MOWER- Yard
machine, 42" mulcher, runs
& cuts great. $500
(239)850-3639/229-1287
RIDING MOWER- Sna upper
8hp, 30" cut, runs/cuts
good, just needs rear axle
bearing. $80 (863)763-7875

Livetock 085


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses - Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House - Rent 930
Land - Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



$234/Mo! 3BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5669
EFFICIENCY, Moorehaven,
Incl. W/D, util's & appls, 2 per-
son max. Can be used for of-
fice. $1050 mo 863-946-3333
MOORE HAVEN- furn. w/util.,
efficiency $150/wk, lbr apt
$200/wk. (863)946-3636 or
(863)509-0096

NOW RENTING
Collingswood Apartments
Units Available
with rental assistance.
OFFICE HOURS:
Mon. & Thurs. - 8am-4pm
863-675-7650

Equal Housing Oppor-
tunity





3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$19,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $302/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
BETWEEN LeBelle & Clewis-
ton, 3br, 2ba home in Horse-
shoe Acres. Lg fenced lot
w/sm kennel. No indoor
pets. $850. mo., + 1st, last
& Sec. dep. Must pass rental
credit appl. for apprvl. Yrly
rebate for timely rental pay-
ments. Contact Nakita
(407)399-9291


CLEWISTON, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
gar., 2.5 ac. New '06, $1800
mo. + sec. w/option to buy.
305-423-5334/561-719-6207
CLEWISTON- Ridge area,
newly renovated. 3br/2ba,
Double gar., fully equipped kit.,
Screen lani. $1200/mo, 1st,
last & 1 mo sec. Must have
exc. cr/refs. (239)353-0396
HOUSE-3br/2ba, 1730 sqft. All
apple, W/D, w/laminate floors,
garage, handicap access.
1550/mo. (863)946-3333
*Houses*Trailer Lots*
*Horse Stalls* Pet Boarding*
Clewiston/Dr. LE Thompson,
Jr. (754)224-0364 .
MOORE HAVEN- 3 bedroom,
$700/month Call
(772)589-0794 or
(772)633-9719
Never Rent Again! Buy,
4BR/2BA $15,400! Only
$199/Mo! 3/BR $11,000! 5%
down 20years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
PAHOKEE, 3BR/1BA, Avail
9/1. Call Elizabeth
(561)441-4397
PAHOKEE, 3BR/2BA, c/a, vinyl
tile throughout, Available 8/1,
Call Elizabeth
(561)441-4397
RENT or Rent w/Option to buy,
5 acres, 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Pond, Zoned Ag. w/fencing.
$1100 mo. 239-297-5864








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



Call 56122


FREE ROOM, In large house,
with some light conditions.
Se habla Espaflol.
(786)499-9701



MOORE HAVEN- New '07,
55+ Comm., D/W, 2br/2ba
on river. Bring boat/yacht!
Beautifully landscaped. Wa-
ter & Electric at dock.
$1200. mo. (786)290-1542


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses - Sale1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$19,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $302/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
3BR/2BA Foreclosurel
$19,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $302/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5760.
BELLE GLADE: 1785 sq. ft., 6
Bdrm., 3 Ba., 1 Car Garage.
Corner of S.W. 10th St. &
S.W. Ave. C. $200,000.
Realty International, Sandy
Weiser (561)329-1408

CANAL POINT Quiet country
home with many large cy-
press shade trees. 3 BR 1
bath, CBS const. on 2/3
acre. Liv. Rm with fire pl.,
dining rm, kitch. appl. in-
cluded. Detached garage
with 1/2 bath that could be
an apartment. Brick/mas.
BBQ 1720 sq. ft. New cen-
tral a/c-heat. $125,000 by
appointment. (561)924-7702
CBS HOME, 3/2, in Clewiston,
newly remodeled, w/ceramic
tile firs., brand new kit., met-
al roof, a/c, carport,
screened-in back porch &
fenced in yard, nice neigh-
borhood just on the outside
of town. Great Area!
$196,000. 863-902-0808 or
561-261-7747.
CLEWISTON, Montura Ranch,
Single Family Home, on 1 &
1/4 acres of land. 3 Bdrm., 2
Ba., 2 Living area's & 1
Large Family Rm. $130,000.
(863)228-2933
HOME FOR SALE- 3/2/2,
Screened in back porch,
shed, brick fire pit in back-
yard, home built in 2000.
$260,000 (561)261-2554
Belle Glade
LaBelle: MOVE IN TODAY!
3/3 Down Town, Near Court-
house. Large rooms. Top
Area $194,500. or Annual
Lease $1800 mo. Owner.
863-675-1107


HARLEM 3/2
- Brand New -
Harlem Academy Drive
Appliances, New carpet,
C/Air, 1 Car Garage,
Landscaped. $164,500.
Low Down payment
Call Owner: 863-673-5071
or 561-996-8010
LEHIGH, 1900 sq ft. 4BR/2BA,
+ Den $149K. or Rent.
ACREAGE, 5 acres, Zoned AG.
$145K (239)368-7164
MOOREHAVEN, 3br/2ba on
1/3 acre, everything new in-
side & out, a must see.
(863)946-3212 or 265-0248



AFFORDABLE LAKE PROPER-
TIES On pristine 34,000 acre
Norris Lake Over 800 miles
of wooded shoreline Four
Seasons- Call
(888)291-5253 Or visit
Lakeside Realty www.lake-
siderealty-tn.com.
Developer's Closeout Now-
September 29th- save on al-
ready low pre-construction
pricing starting at 70k. Lots
& condos available w/ water,
marsh, golf, nature views.
lyr. no payment options.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
So/ Central Florida. Lake Lots
Reduced $100,000 Owner
says "SELL'! 1 to 3 acre
lakefront and lake access
properties in a gated com-
munity with city water and
sewer, paved roads and un-
derground utilities. Priced
from $79,900 w/ excellent fi-
nancing available. Call
(866)352-2249 ext 2051.



BELLE GLADE- Residential-
mobile home/buildable lot.
Please call (561)792-0203
leave msg.


ARIZONA LAND LIQUIDATION!
Near Tucson, Football Field
Sized Lots. $0 Down/$0 In-
terest, $159/Month ($18,995
total). FREE INFORMATION.
Money Back Guarantee!
(800)682-6103 Op#10.
ASHEVILLE NC AREA MOUN-
TAIN LAND Pristine moun-
tain property with over 4
miles of river frontage. 1 to 8
acre! homesites from the
$80's! Custom owner's
lodge, river walk & more.
Adjacent to the Pisgah Na-
tional Forest. Call owner:
(866)800-4561
BATTERY CREEK, SC - WA-
TERFRONT at drastically re-
duced prices! Marshfront
lots from $179,900.
Dockable Waterfront lots
from $249,900. Located in
Beaufort, SC. Premier loca-
tion & neighborhood. All lots
have central water, sewer &
underground utilities. Call:
(888)279-4741.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & Information
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment acreage. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
Coastal Georgia Land Liquida-
tion Sale 20 to 40+ acre
home sites from $109,900
to $169,900, beautiful timber
with potential to subdivide.
Save $10,000 on your pur-
chase and pay no closing
costs for a limited time.
*Some restrictions apply*
Up to 100% financing with
approved credit. Call Now!
(800)898-4409 ext1319.
COASTAL GEORGIA PROPER-
TY Beautiful marsh view and
creekside homesites, ' min-
utes to the Golden Isles.
Creekside homesite with
woodstork rookery, 2.1
acres at $99,990. Long
range marshview homesite,
2.8 acres at $149,990. Call
owner: (866)799-5903.
Mid-Summer Sale! Dockable
Lakefront NOW $59,900.
SAVE $20,000. Lake Access
with FREE Boat Slips NOW
$19,900. SAVE $10,000. 1
Day- Aug. 11th Only! Gor-
geous private lake. Wooded
park-like setting. Easy ac-
cess 1-40. Gated lake com-
munity w/ paved rds, utils,
more. Excellent financing.
Call now (888)792-5253, x
1382.
Move to the Smoky Mountains
3/4-3 acre tracts starting at
$79,900. 15 min from Pi-
geon Forge Gatlinburg. Low
taxes Low crime. Majestic
Mountain Views
(888)215-5611 x101
www.mountainhightn.com.
NC: Best buy in mountains!
Two acres with spectacular
view, paved road, gated.
housesite in, owner financ-
ing. Bryson City. $65,000,
$13,000 down. Call owner!
(800)810-1590. www.wild-
catknob.com.
NC MOUNTAINS - New Log
Home- 3.2 Acres - Only
$79,900. New 2,500 sq.ft.
log home package with 3.2
acres with a mountain
stream! (800)455-1981,
ext.103.
ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARK-
WAY - Beautiful North Caroli-
na Mountain Estates. Huge
Views - Mountain Streams.
Prices starting at Only
$69,900! Call Now!
(800)230-6380, ext. 2378


I Houses - Sale


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$19,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $302/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5853.
-BANK REPO'S-
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
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
M.H. STEPS- Wood
w/wrought iron
30"Hx36"Wx36" long. $50.
(863)288-8884
MONTURA, Super Clean, Late
model DW, 1 1/4 acre corner
lot on paved rd. New appl.,
Titled fir., Priced to sell,
won't last long. $99,500.
Owner 863-673-5071
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
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


NORRIS LAKEFRONT, LAFOL-
LETTE, TENNESSEE, New
Gated Development, Fantas-
tic Views, Deep Water,
Utilities, Boat Launch, Near
Golf Course, One Hour North
of Knoxville, www.hidden-
springsonnorrislake.com,
(800)362-4225.
Private Island - Fox Island, NY
263+/- acre island in Lake
Ontario. 5,000+/- s.f. reno-
vated 8 bedroom 5 bath
lodge (c 1905), plus 1/2
acre mainland lot with boat
dock and parking. 3,000 foot
grass landing strip. Includes
rare ownership of 27+/-
acres of duck marsh. In-
credible fishing and duck
hunting retreat. Minutes by
boat from Cape Vincent, NY
Selling at Absolute Auction
on August 24. Gustav Stick-
ley Antiques sold separately.
Woltz & Associates, Inc.
S800)551-3588, Schrader
eal Estate & Auction Co.,
Inc. NY #32SC1115028.
Visit schraderauction.com or
woltz.com.
So. Colorado Ranch Sale 35
Acres- $36,900 Spectacular
Rocky Mountain Views Year
round access, elec/ tele in-
cluded. Come for the week-
end, stay for a lifetime.
Excellent financing available
w/ low down payment. Call
Red Creek Land Co. today!
(866)696-5263 x 2682.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS my
dream rustic 2- story log
cabin on 13 acres with barn,
pastures, woods, creek, ad-
joins Jefferson National For-
est with miles and miles of
trails, have to sell $389,500
owner (866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes



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




BRAND NEW 3BR, 2BA, Dou-
blewide, in S. Clewiston, Avail
Now! $850/mo.
(863)228-9138
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, Good cred-
it, $1100 (239)910-5115
LAKE PORT,
Doublewide, 4br, 2ba,
Central air. $400. deposit.
$200. weekly 863-673-5704
MOORE HAVEN- (For Sale or
Rent) Remodeled 3BR,. 2BA
on 1 acre, fenced, $850/mo.
4BR, 2BA w/FR & LR, on 1/2
acre, $950/mo, (For Rent
Only) 1BR, 1BA $475/mo.
2BR, 2BA, 14x60, $600/mo.,
2BR 1BA, $550/mo,
(863509-0096 or
863)946-3636
NEW 2 BR / 2 BA Double wide
in the Moore Haven Yacht
Club. Pool, Club House, Riv-
er Access. Maintenance in-
cluded. 55 add older
community. $725 monthly.
Call Loraine (863)946-2790.
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.


CAMEO-CARRIAGE, '99, 32',
all fiberglass, Ir, dr, elec.
slide, Ig. a/c exc. cond.,
$12,900. (561)346-4692

DODGE '89, Motor home, high
top, stove, fridge, shower,
ood motor, body, tires.
2500 1 . ifr- ..0-,0r '

DODGE VAN CAMPER- '74,
Roof A/C, Runs good.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)634-2684

TRAVEL TRAILER '92- Road
Ranger, sleeps 4-6, great
cond, new tires. $3600 or
best offer. (863)467-8161




JOHNSON GT200- boat motor,
asking $250 or best offer
(863)763-4643

OUTBOARD MOTOR '06- Su-
zuki 2.5hp, 6 year warranty,
exc. cond. $700 or best of-
fer. (561)389-3441

i^otrcyles 303


HARLEY BUELL '01- 500 cc,
black, jet kit, new tires, runs
great, V & H exhaust. $1800
(863)946-0850/227-1595

HARLEY DAVIDSON ROAD
KING '92- exc cond., Blue,
$5900 (863)357-6530 or
(863)697-3954

HONDA CRF50 '05- great con-
dition, $900 (863)634-6265

HONDA SHADOW VT700 '85-
very clean, exc cond., $1750
(239)745-5817

KAWASAKI KZ1000 '82-
Runs and looks real good.
Asking $1800. or best offer
(863)634-3344

LOW RIDER BIKE: Black w/ all
gold. $500 or best offer.
(863)675-1275 LaBelle

.MOTOR SCOOTER- Off the
road. Runs perfect $175.
(863)610-4674

YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $400.
Lost title. (863)467-2609 af-
ter 3pm




SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. Neg. (863)261-4633
or (863)357-2271

YAMAHA YFZ 450- '04 & '05
Suzuki Z400. Excellent con-
dition. $6500. or will separ-
ate (863)824-6175



NOMAD 3720- '04, 38ft, like
new, 2 queen BR 2 slide-
outs,loaded, immaculate
NADA value $28,900. Best
offer located on beautiful
Lake Istokpoga
(239)948-2298

TRAVEL TRAILER- 20', Could
be used for a hunting cabin,
needs work. Asking $500.
Neg (863)675-4098 (Eves)


SUNSHINE LAKE ESTATES:
'05 Mobile Home w/Land: 4
Br, 2 Ba. w/2 sheds & Lake.
$128,000. (863)228-3921


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035




ALUMINUM BOAT- 12', &
Trailer w/7hp engine. $550.
or best offer. (863)946-3377

BACKWATER BOAT '90- 14',
Shallow water boat. 95
Johnson 15hp w/ galvanized
trailer $1750 (561)389-3441

BASS BOAT- 18', Live well,
Bait well, Depth finder, Trol-
ling motor. 90 hp Mariner.
$800. Neg. (863)467-4566

BOAT- 14' Flat bottom, alum
w/trailer. Mariner 2.5 HP,
motor & Minnkota 65 trolling
motor. $650 (863)674-0098

BOAT: 151/2 FT., Aluminum, V-
Haul, 20 hp Johnson, Trlr.,
Brand new Minkota Trolling
Motor. $600. 863-357-4837

BOAT TRAILER- Magic tilt,
single axle, alum., 4 bunk,
winch, jack stand, never
used $2000 (863)357-6229

FISHING BOAT- Aluminum,
'1977 Lone Star, with trailer.
Good condition. $450.
(863)763-0410

GHEENOE: 15'4", new seats &
trolling motor, trailer, 5hp
Nissan 4 stroke outboard.
$1450 (863)697-9704

PONTOON BOAT, 20 ft., 48hp
Evenrude, $2250 or best of-
fer. (863)467-2712 or
(863)634-3580

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

CampersM 3010


AUDIO SPEAKERS (2)- 10"
Memphis Audio w/1000 watt
amp in a custom truck box.
$250 (863)763-4849
CHEV 350 HEADS- asking $50
or best offer (863)634-7318
CHEVY 3/4 TON P/U '54,'with
6 cyl & 4 spd trans., runs
good. $800 (863)763-1370
CHROME BUMPERS, front &
rear, from a '99 Chevy Ta-
hoe, $300 or best offer.
(863)634-6235
FORD 351 HEADS- asking $50
(863)634-7318
MUD TIRES- 17x40x16.5, on
rims, good shape, set of 4,
$500 or best offer
(561)644-4840
PICK UP BED: 2001 Dodge w/
Bumper, Tail lights, Tail Gate
& Goose neck hitch. $400.
Good cond. (863)675-1862
RIMS & TIRES, 24", 6 lug, fits
Chevy & Nissan Titan,
$2500 (863)673-2314
TAIL GATE- '84 F250, exc
condition, $185 or best offer
(863)763-4643
TIRES & RIMS (2),
33/12.50/15, like new. $150
, firm. (863)801-4519
TRUCK ENGINE & TRANS: 2.2
liter Chevy, 30k miles, w/5
spd trans, hd clutch, & rear
end $1300 (863)675-2557
WHEEL: From 2007 Dodge
Ram, 8 lug, polished alumi-
num. $400. or best offer.
(863)697-0424
WHEELS & TIRES- 15x10"
Universal 5-4 3/4 x 5-4 1/2,
good cond. $300 firm
(239)503-7653 or 657-2754

l^icup Tucks405


CHEVY- '90, Shortbed, Auto.,
NC, Runs great. $800.
(863)261-3358
CHEVY PICK UP 1500 '95-
Runs well, transmission may
need tune up. $1500
(863)228-2933
DODGE DAKOTA 1997, V6,
A/C, Good work truck.
$1500. (863)763-1370
DODGE RAM 1500- '03, 4x4,
Quad cab, Hemi. Excellent
condition. $16,900.
(863)675-1493
FORD F100 '82, 3.8L, V6, 3
spd man. trans., camper
cap, toolbox, newer tires.
$1000 neg. (863)763-8335
FORD F250 '95- Power Stroke,
runs great. Selling truck or
just motor, trans, rear end,
cab. $2500. 863-763-8801
FORD fRANGER, '85, reg. cab,
V8 302, 17" alum. rims,
needs gas tank finished,
$1200. (863)467-4497
GMC SIERRA- '05, 4x4, With
ext. cab. Excellent condition.
$21,500. (863)675-1493
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE La-
redo 1993, Not pretty, but
runs, runs, runs! $600 or
best offer. (863)357-5867
ROOF RACK- For '05 Dodge
Durango, Like new. $100.
(863)801-4283


Of Carts 4037
Vilber<
GOLF CARE


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 LESABRE 1989, Me-
chanically Al, A/C not work-
ing. $900. (239)728-6629
Alva
CADILLAC DEVILLE 98- White
w/beige carriage top, Ither,
beautiful auto, well maint,
NorthStar, V8, 24 mpg hwy,
92K, $4600 (863)674-0481
CADILLAC SEVILLE '93- Pearl
white, great cond, leather in-
terior, good on gas. $1700
or best offer (863)357-3639
CHEVY NOVA '76- Good
cond., needs minor paint &
body work. $800 firm
(239)657-2754/503-7653
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY- '06, 11K mi., Like new.
With Extended Warranty
$16K. (863)763-8953
FORD EXPLORER XL '92-
Runs good, green, a/c & cd
stereo, needs muffler & tires.
$1500 firm. (863)357-8265
Hondas From $500! Cars and
Trucks Available Now! Many
Makes and Models! For list-
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext.
9275.
MERCURY TOPAZ '93- runs
ood, new front end parts,
900 (863)612-5676
NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl.,
auto, great air, like new tires,
new battery, exc. in & out,
$2300. (863)357-0037 Okee
TOYOTA TERCEL '89- Needs a
transmission. $200
(863)261-2511



ANTIQUE FOR SALE: 1925
Dodge Sedan, 4 Door.
$9,000 or best offer. Call
(863)673-1803 LaBelle
CHEVY 1959, 1 Ton, $1500
(863)234-9564 LaBelle
DODGE CLASSIC '68- 30k
original miles, needs some
work. $2000 (863)467-6036

Pat/Rpis 404


I Pbic Notice


TOOL BOX- For full size truck,
Diamond plated w/top rail.
72" Good condition. $150.
(863)697-2704

UTILITY TRAILER- 16ft,
w/tandem axles, elec brakes,
new lights & 4 new tires
$1500 (863)675-3628



CHEVY TAHOE '01, 88k miles,
tan leather int., fully loaded,
4wd, exc. cond. Must see.
$15,500 (863)467-9902

JEEP CJ7 '79- Excellent condi-
tion, must sell. $2500 firm.
352)392-1921 7-4,
352)318-8165 after 4pm



UTILITY TRAILER- 4' x 8',
good shape, factory made,
low miles, orig tires w/spare.
$180 (863)763-7875



CHEVY CONVERSION VAN,
'95, $800. (863)612-0992 .

MITSUBISHI VAN '87- Low
miles, dependable, seats 8
or can move seats. $700 or
best offer..(863)357-3639


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-000241-CA
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC,
Plaintiff
vs.
KIMBERLY YANG, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF KIMBERLY YANG, RICKY LYTLE,
AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KIMBERLY YANG
Unknown Spouse Of KIMBERLY YANG
430 N. Olivio Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
And all parties claiming interest by,
through, under or against
KIMBERLYYANG
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
KIMBERLY YANG ,
and all parties having or claiming to have
any night, title, or interest in the proper-
ty herein described: CURRENT RESI-
ENCE UNKNOWN/LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS:
430 N. Olivio Street, Clewiston, FL 33440
EXHIBIT "A"
9810251 B 575 P 129
ANDRY ST:FL
Lot 6 in Block 64, of Morntura Ranch Es-
tates First Subdivision, according to
the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book
3, Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose mortgage on the following
described property in Hendry County,
Florida:
All of the p ery located at 430 N. OLI-
VIO STREET, in the City/Town/village
of CLEWISTON, County of Hendry,
State of FL, in which the Borrower has
an ownership, leasehold or other legal
interest. This property is more particu-
larly described on the scheduled ted
"Additional Property Description"
which is attached hereto as Exhibit A.
Together with a security interest in that
certain 1998 60 X 28 CREST POIN
home, serial number FLA14613730.
and having a commonly known address
as:
430 N. Olivio Street, Clewiston, FL 33440
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve an original of your
written defenses, if an , with the
Hendry County Clerk o this Court
.within 30 days from the first date of
Spublication, and to serve a copy on
Plaintiffs Attorney, Michael G. Snytkin,
of the Law Firm of Saxon, Gilmore,
Carraway, Gibbons, Lash & Wilcox,
HA., 201 E Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600,
Tampa, FL 33602, within 30 days
from the first date of publication; oth-
erwise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
DATED:July 16,2007
Barbara S. Butler
As Clerk of the Court
By:/S/S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should court Administration at
telephone number (863) 763-2131,
not later than seven (7) days prior to
the proceeding. It hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V)
-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
226200 CN 7/26:8/2/07


I Pbic Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-251-CA
HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION USA,
Plaintiff,
vs..
PEDRO TRUIZ, etux., etal.,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered in this case
now pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder -
for cash in front of the office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of Fr,,. ,,' t ,',,Cunty
Courts building) _uaij ,h ri'i,"',ji, on
the 15th day of August, 2007, at 11:00.
a.m., the following described property
as set forth in said Order or Final Judg-
ment, to-wit
LOTS 22 AND 23, IN BLOCK 431 OF
THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER
7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
2, PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
ULIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
ENTERED at HENDRY County, Florida,
this 17th day of July, 2007.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By: IS/S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
226073 CGS 7/26;8/2/07
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that, aon
08/11/2007 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1025
Jennifer Doak #209
Refg., water cooler, heater,
speakers & misc. items
Wallace Pitts #L-8
Sofa, TV, misc. items
Rachel Puente #L-38
Copying machines, washer,
table saw & misc. items
228282 CGS 8/2,9/07
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday, '
August 102007
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Don Simllen:
Bedroom suite (full), loveseat & big sofa,
dresser, microwave, TV & misc. bags.
Property of Annie Pringle:
Small dryer, bed frame & big box of
clothes
228081 CGS 8/2,9/2007
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
The Barron Water Control District Board
of Supervisors will meet at 4:00 PM on
Thursday, August 9, 2007 at the office
of the District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace,
Port LaBelle, Florida.
The purpose of the workshop is for the
Board to consider a candidate for the
position of General Manager of the
istrict
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark Colbert, Chairman
228322 CB/CGS 8/2/07


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NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on August 20 2007, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical
thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue, Cle-
wiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to en-
act final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-08
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA PROVIDING FOR REZONING OF AN APPROXIMATE 120 ACRE PAR-
CEL OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF U.S. HIGHWAY 27
ALONG THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON TO PLANNED
UNIT DEVELOPMENT ZONING DISTRICT (PUD) AFTER COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
APPROVAL BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS; PROVIDING FOR
UPDATE OF THE CLEWISTON EXISTING LAND USE MAP: AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Office, City Hall,
11 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested par-
ties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
228232 CM 8/2/07


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
THE LAKEPORT WATER ASSOCIATION WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM HAS A
LEVEL OF TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES WHICH EXCEEDS STANDARDS

The Department of Environmental Protection requires disinfection of dining water
to inactivate possible pathogens, because the health benefits of disinfection far
outweigh its' nsks. However, when used in the treatment of drinking water, some
disinfectants combine with organic and inorganic matter present in the water to
form chemicals called disinfection byproducts (DBF's), A number of DBP's such
as Total Tnhalomethanes (TTHM's) and Haloaceic Acids (HAA5's) may be a
health concern at certain levels of exposure.
The laboratory analysis results for the TTHM sample collected in January 2007,
April 2007, July 2007, and November 2006, now indicate a running annual aver-
age TTHM concentration of 89.3 micrograms per liter (ug/L). Therefore, The De-
partment has determined that this water system has generated a Maximum
Contaminant Level (MCL) violation for TTHM's, since Table 3 of Rule 62-550,
Flionda Administrative Code (FA.C.), identifies the MCL for TTHM's as 80 (ug/L).
HEALTH EFFECTS
Some people who drink water containing Tihalomethanes in excess of the Maxi-
mum Contaminant Level (MCL) over many years may experience problems with
their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased chance
of getting cancer.
WHAT SHOULD CUSTOMERS 00?
This is not an immediate risk, however, until the problem is corrected, any custom-
ers who are concerned about their exposure to TTHM's may wish to us alternative
sources of water for ingestion, such as commercial bottled water, or water treat-
ed by an appropriate home wteher treatment device. Appropriate home water treat-
ment devices are those certified by the National Sanitaon Foundation (NSF) for
reducing TTHM's in drinking water.
WHAT IS BEING DONE?
The problem will be corrected when the Seminole Tribe builds their new water treat-
ment plant on the Brighton Reservation. Construction is expected to be completed
in late 2007.
For more information, please contact Jeff Ussery at (863) 940-1300, or write to:
Lakeprt Water Association, Inc., 10055 Red Barn Rad, Moore Haven, FL
33471. You may also contact the Dept. of Environmental Protection Potable Water
Compliance/Enforcement SecHon at (239) 332-6975. Please share this informa-
ion with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not
have received this notice directly (for example those in apartments, nursing home,
school and businesses.
228275 GD 8/2/07

FAIR HOUSING MEANS:
NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF
RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN,
FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP STATUS.
THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF ITS
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
PROGRAM
CITY OF CLEWISTON
IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR
HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR HOUSING LOGO IS
PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT
TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM
DISCRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION OF BROKERAGE
SERVICES, AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANCING OF
HOUSING.
IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED
AGAINST OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING
DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL 1-800-669-9777 OR TDD 1-
800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION AND
REFERRAL.




EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applicaion(s) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
Hoyt Holbrooks (Church Road Borrow Pit) P Box 280, Felda, FL 33930, has sub-
mitted Application 070620-8 for a Water Use Permit for an industrial use. The
water will be withdrawn from groundwater and the project is located in Section
33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East.
Jerry Chafton (Riverbend Motorcoach Resort) 5800 SR 80, LaBelle, FL 33935, has
submitted Applicaton 070621-27 for a Water Use Permit for a public water sup-
ply. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is
located in Sections 21,28, Township 43 South, Range 28 East.
Diaz Farm Inc, 21331 SW 216th St, Miami, FL 33170, and Frank & Vivian Sabillon-
Gil, 19860 L-1 Dike Rd, Clewiston, FL 33440 (Diaz Farm-Gil Farm) has submitted
Application 070618-8 for renewal of Everglades Agricultural Area Works of the
-,--FrTii , ,i " Ti ,,. ,, i, in Section 16, Township 46
i,n ,, ] i. I i . . ,.,,Ti.', . ,,i . , , ; of vegetables with discharg-
ii'-,.,.. ,i, I;,r,.,. 1. .1,. i,-1,,,. f,, i i. ,,, ,,, , i, i PO Box 70, Clew iston, FL
a. a,, ii, ,,ji,,i.,ri. , :,h,. i.,,'i (',,r, ". 1 i_., , ,,-,ew al of Everglades Agricul-
.ii, ,,. ,' d I,, i , W. i I fi ,, i . n The project is located in Sec-
tions 16,21, Township 46 South, Range 34 East and is comprised of 767.7
acres of sugarcane and vegetables with discharges to the Miami Canal:
Hilliard Mistletoe Inc (Hilliard Brothers Farm No. 8) 5500 Flaghole Rd, Clewiston, FL
33440, has submitted Application 070626-3 for renewal of Everglades Agricultu-
ral Area Works of the District Permit 26-00003-E. The project is located in Sec-
tion 28, Township 45 South, Range 34 East and is comprised of 599.20 acres of
agricultural lands with discharges to the Miami Canal.
Triple A Enterprises LLC (J & J Ag Products Farm 19) PO Box 70, Clewiston, FL
33440, has submitted Application 070627-17 for renewal of Everglades Agricul-
tural Area Works of the District Permit 26-00007-E. The project is located in Sec-
tion 13, Township 46 South, Range 34 East and is comprised of 653.25 acres of
sugarcane and vegetables with discharges to the Miami Canal.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report.
228115 CGS 08/02/07

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY COMMISSION
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Public notice is hereby given that the City Commission of the City of Clewiston,
Florida (the "City"), will hold a public hearing in the City Hall Commission Cham-
bers,115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, during a meeting com-
mencing at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2007, or as soon thereafter as
possible, on the proposed issuance by the City of its industrial revenue bonds (the
Bonds"), in a principal amount not to exceed $6,000,000, for the purpose of pro-
viding a loan to PranaSleep, LLC (the "Company") to construct, furnish and equip
a facility of approximately 70,000 square feet to be located at 1175 South Olym-
pic Street in the City of Clewiston Commerce Park, Clewiston, Florida, for the
manufacturing of mattresses, bedsprings and related bedding accessories. All fa-
cilities financed with the Bonds will initially be owned and operated by the Com-
pany. All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing, which will be
the only public hearing held concerning the issuance of the Bonds. Any such in-
terested persons may at their option submit written comments to the City Manag-
er, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, prior to the hearing. Written
comments should be received by the City on or before 5:00 p.m. on August 20,
2007. Any person desiring to present oral comments should appear at the hear-
ing. If a person dees to appeal any decision made by the City with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he or she will need to have a
record of the proceedings and for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim of record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
DATED this 24th day of July, 2007.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
2208104 CGSB/02/07 y: Charles F. Schoech, City Attorney


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court of Hendry County, Florida, on the 17th day of May, 2007, in the cause
wherein MLH Financial Services, Inc. is plaintiff and Marsha Bussell (A/K/A
Marsha Darlene Edgar) is defendant, being Case number 91-240, in said Court,
I, Ronald E Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the
right, tie and interest of othe defendant Marsha Bussel (A/K/A Marsha Darlene
Edgar), in and to the following descdbed property, to-wit:
One (1)2003 Mitsubishi, VIN #4A3AC44GX3E121746
And on the 16th day of August, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Courthouse,
LaBele, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereatter as possible, I will
offer for sale all the said defendant's, Marsha Bussetll (A/K/A Marsha Darlene
Edgar), nght, 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 lor 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
S Hendry County, Floridda
By: Captain Andy Lewis
223596 CN 7/12,19,27;8/2/07

PUBLIC NOTICE
Nogce is hereby given that the Clewiston Plannin and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2007 in the City Hall Commission Chambers,
115 West Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be the following request:


Everglades settlement plans were questioned


Edited By
MaryAnn Morris
Some may know of Thomas
Will, father of Lawrence Will.
Lawrence Will wrote such
books as 'A Cracker History of
Okeechobee," "Okeechobee
Boats and Skippers" and others
on the history of the lake area.
Today the Lawrence Will
Museum is housed in the Belle
Glade Public Library..
Thomas Will was one of the
first settlers in the Everglades:
quite involved with seeing civi-
lization grow and prosper for
residents of the Glades. The
Belle Glade county branch li-
brary bears his name.
Here are sooome exerpts
'from Mr. Will's pamphlet, "Ev-
erglades Settlement and Devel-
opment, Its Present Status and
Why":
"Over 20 years ago, a vast
Everglades selling campaign
was launched over much of
the United States. It sprang
from the effort of Governor
Broward to reclaim that region,
as agreed by Florida in accept-
ing the land from the U.S.
Government. To relaim, funds
were essential. These were
sought by Glades land sales.
Buyers were assured the land
was rich and would be speed-
ily reclaimed by the State and
that they might soon occupy
and use their lands.
"In the Nation's capital, the
interest ran high. In this, the
writer led. He was especially
active in organizing the buyers
and decisions plans to make
speedy, successful settlement


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This photo from around 1920 shows an automobile transported by ferry near Okeelanta.


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and development possible.
"In this effort, he came to
Florida in 1910, to inspect; and,
in 1914, to stay and work. He
has lived here continuously
since. "He helped start the first
settlement, namely at Davie,
in the Lower Glades in 1911;
and at Okeelanta, in the Upper
Glades, in 1913. But Everglades
settlement and development
do not go forward. Barring re-
sults from a few millionaires,
they go backward. The ques-


tion is WHY?
"I have said that, 'Everglades
settlements were compelled to
fail.' Why say this? Because I
can prove it and court opportu-
nity to do so.
"The first Everglades settle-
ment was at Zona (Davie). In
1911, I organized the first Ev-
erglades Farming Association
and sent its representatives
from Washington, D.C. and
New Jersey there. I know the
tragic history of early Davie.
"On October 24, 1913, I
founded the first planned set-
tlement in the Upper Glades at
Okeelanta. Its history I certain-
ly know. The other sawgrass
settlements - suggesting the
wrecked French villages in No
Man's Land - -1 have watched
with eagle eye and I challenge
the enemies of Everglades set-
tlement and development to
permit me to get before a court


or a competent Investigating
committee with my facts and
show how these settlement
were killed.
"In 1913, for use in connec-
tion with Okeelenta, I devised
the first planned, organized,
supervised settlement in the
U.S. of which I ever heard.
However, it did not include
Government aid.
"In 1917, California adopted
the Mead plan, which included
State aid. I championed it for
use in the Everglades. In 1918,
when the soldiers were about
to return (from World War I),
Secretary -Franklin K. Land,
of the U.S. Department of the
Interior, sought to induce Con-
gress to provide such a plan for
their use. But the bill was killed
and soldiers given, instead the
wretched 'bonus'."
The full document is found


EVERGLADES
SETTLEMENT
and
DEVELOPMENT

ITS
PRESENT STATUS
AND WHY.
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Belle Glade Public Library�,
Thomas E. Will, the fa-
ther of Lawrence E. Will,
was an active proponent'
of settlement of the Ever-'
glades area and is credited-
with settling Okeelanta,
on the south end of Lake,,
Okeechobee. .
at: http://fulltextl0.fcla.edu/cgi.
MaryAnn Morrisi
may be contacted at ',
mmorris@newszap.com. ,


Where did the arsenic in the lake come from?


Reports of high concen-
trations of arsenic in the
muck removed from Lake
Okeechobee's shores have
some area residents con-
cerned. Arsenic consumption
or exposure can be dangerous
- even fatal.
Where did the arsenic in
Lake Okeechobee come from?
There were probably a lot of
sources. Arsenic is occurs nat-
urally in the soil and in some
kinds of rock. When rock ores
are put in a smelter, the arsenic
can be released and go up the
smokestack and is spread by
the wind. Arsenic has been
used in fertilizers and pesti-
cides. It is pumped into the
air by volcanoes and by coal-
burning power plants. Arsenic
is also released if you sand or
burn wood that was treated
with arsenic as a preservative.
According to'a University of
Florida study, arsenic-treated
lumber debris in landfills could
also leach arsenic into the
groundwater.
Arsenic has been used in rat
poisons and in some kinds of
medicines.
In the early 1900s, Florida
ranchers used dipping vats to
control cattle disease spread
by ticks. The pesticide in those
dipping vats was arsenic. When
they were no longer needed,
the vats were buried along with
their toxic residue. Rain fall, in
the areas of these vats - the lo-
cations of most are unknown
-- can spread the arsenic into
the soil.
Until just a few years ago, a
popular brand of lawn fertilizer
sold in Florida contained high
levels of arsenic. Well-mean-
ing gardeners had no idea their
lush, green lawns were sources
of arsenic, which washed into
sales and drainage ditches
with each rain.
Should Floridians be con-
cerned that the soil and water
near their homes might also be


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Life


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contaminated?
I found the following Fre-
quently Asked Questions (FAQ)
about arsenic on the Center for
Disease Control's Web site.
What is arsenic?
Arsenic is a naturally occur-
ring element widely distributed
in the earth's crust. In the envi-
ronment, arsenic is combined
with oxygen, chlorine, and
sulfur to form inorganic arse-
nic compounds. Arsenic in ani-
mals and plants combines with
carbon and hydrogen to form
organic arsenic compounds.
Inorganic arsenic com-
pounds are mainly used to
preserve wood. Copper chro-
mated arsenic (CCA) is used to
make "pressure-treated" lum-
ber. CCA is no longer used in
the U.S. for residential uses; it
is still used in industrial appli-
cations. Organic arsenic com-
pounds are used as pesticides,
primarily on cotton plants.
What happens to arsenic
when it enters the environ-
ment?
Arsenic occurs naturally in
soil and minerals and it there-
fore may enter the air, water,
.and land from wind-blown
dust and may get into water
from runoff and leaching.
Arsenic cannot be destroyed
in the environment. It can only
change its form.
Rain and snow remove arse-
nic dust particles from the air.
Many common arsenic
compounds can dissolve in
water. Most of the arsenic in
water will ultimately end up in


soil or sediment.
Fish and shellfish can ac-
cumulate arsenic; most of this
arsenic is in an organic form
called arsenobetaine that is
much less harmful.
How might I be exposed
to arsenic?
* Ingesting small amounts
present in your food and wa-
ter or breathing air containing
arsenic.
* Breathing sawdust or
burning smoke from wood
treated with arsenic.
* Living in areas with un-'
usually high natural levels of
arsenic in rock.
* Working in a job that in-
volves arsenic production or
use, such as copper or lead
smelting, wood treating, or
pesticide application.
How can arsenic affect
my health?
Breathing high levels of in-
organic arsenic can give you a
sore throat or irritated lungs.
Ingesting very high levels
of arsenic can result in death.
Exposure to lower levels can
cause nausea and vomiting,
decreased production of red
and white blood cells, abnor-
mal heart rhythm, damage to
blood vessels, and a sensation
of "pins and needles" in hands
and feet.
Ingesting or breathing low
levels of inorganic arsenic for
a long time can cause a dark-
ening of the skin and the ap-
pearance of small "corns" or
"warts" on the palms, soles,
and torso.
Skin contact with inorganic
arsenic may cause redness and
swelling.
Organic arsenic compounds
are less toxic than inorganic ar-
senic compounds. Exposure
to high levels of some organic
arsenic compounds may cause
similar effects as inorganic ar-
senic.
How likely is arsenic to
cause cancer?


Several studies have shown
that ingestion of inorganic arse-
nic can increase the risk of skin
cancer and cancer in the lungs,
bladder, liver, kidney and pros-
tate. Inhalation of inorganic ar-
senic can cause increase risk of
lung cancer. The Department
of Health and Human Services
(DHHS) has determined that
inorganic arsenic is a known
carcinogen. The International
Agency for Research on Cancer
(IARC), and the EPA have de-
termined that inorganic arsenic
is carcinogenic to humans.
How does arsenic affect
children?
SThere is also some evidence
that suggests that long-term
exposure to arsenic in children
may result in lower IQ scores.
There is some information
suggesting that children may
be less efficient at converting
inorganic arsenic to the less
harmful organic forms. For this
reason, children may be more
susceptible to health effects
from inorganic arsenic than
adults.
There is some evidence that
inhaled or ingested arsenic can
injure pregnant women or their
unborn babies, although the
studies are not definitive. Stud-
ies in animals show that large
doses of arsenic that cause ill-
ness, pregnant females can
also cause low birth weight, fe-
tal malformations, and even fe-
tal death. Arsenic can cross the
placenta and has been found in
fetal tissues. Arsenic is found at
low levels in breast milk.
How can families reduce
their risk for exposure to
arsenic?
* If you use arsenic-treat-
ed wood in home projects,
you should wear dust masks,
gloves, and protective clothing
to decrease exposure to saw-
dust.
* If you live in an area with
high levels of arsenic in water
or soil, you should use cleaner


Paper clutter continues to be a major


If we didn't have paper clut-
ter our homes would be clean!
Oh yes I knowyou will all agree
with me on this one! Paper has
multiplied like rabbits and is
hopping from one flat surface
to the next. How can we stop
this invasion from taking over
our homes?
Have you ever gotten the
call that your mother was com-
ing to visit and you catch your-
self raking all the piles of paper
into bags and stuffing them
into the bottom of your clos-
ets? Out of sight out of mind;
we don't remember they are
hiding in the closet till we have
searched all over the house for
the phone bill to pay because
you just picked up your phone
to make a call and your phone
has been disconnected. We all
hate that feeling.
I have known people who
have moved across country
and put those garbage bags of
paper in the moving van be-
cause they didn't have time to
sort through fgur huge bags of
paper clutter. Those bags alone


are enough to overwhelm us at
the thought of opening up the
guilt and fear that is associated
with that paper clutter!
Let's look at what happens
when we get that call from
our mother. Our brains shut
down and we can't think! All
we know is that we have to
stash and dash! We don't think
about what is going to happen
when we hide things from our-
selves. We just know that it has
to be done and we will deal
with the consequences later.
What problems could stuffing
all those piles into a bag cause
us anyway? We know that
answer too; lost utility bills,
checks and other important
things we might need.


Many years ago I listened
to a story by Rita Davenport.
She had been on vacation for
a couple of weeks. While she
was gone all the mail was just
piled on her desk. When she
got back to work; could not
function for the piles on her
desk. She took a garbage bag
and raked all the mail into it
and place it on the credenza
across the room. All day she
was busy returning phone
calls and forgot about the bag
of mail. That night the cleaning
service came in and disposed
of the bag. The next morning
she went into a panic. What
was she going to do! What
had she missed? Over the next
few weeks and months she
realized that there were only
three items of importance in
that bag of mail: One check
that needed to be replaced, an
invitation that needed an RSVP
and they called her to ask why
she had not responded and a
letter that needed a reply.
So I dare you to throw those
bags away or just happily shred


them! I also know that you will
not take my dare! The fear still
has you held hostage! I am go-
ing to set you free once and for
all time!
I want you to think about
how long those bags have
been hiding while you gather
up what you need to only han-
dle these bags one last time!
Do you want to know how to
keep this from ever .happen-
ing again? Develop the simple
habit of dealing with the mail
when it comes in the door.
Open up your bills and throw
away the advertising; only
keep the bill and the envelope.
Put the magazines where you
will read them; by your chair
or in the bathroom. If you put
one in a magazine rack; get
rid of one that is there. Put it
in your recycle bin. This paper
clutter has to earn the right to
come into your home. DON'T
PILE IT ON A TABLE TO DEAL
WITH LATER! That is why you
have that big bag now! This
will save you a lot of heartache
later.


sources of water and limit con-;
tact with soil.
Is there a medical test to
show whether I've been ex-
posed to arsenic?
There are tests available to "
measure arsenic in your blood,."
urine, hair, and fingernails. The
urine test is the most reliable
test for arsenic exposure within
the last few days. Tests on hair'-
and fingernails can measure'
exposure to high levels of arse-'"
nic over the past 6-12 months.'
These tests can determine if
you have been exposed to-
above-average levels of arse-
nic. They cannot predict how'-
the arsenic'levels in your body"
will affect your health.
Has the federal govern-
ment made recommenda-
tions to protect human
health?
The EPA has set limits on the '
amount of arsenic that indus-
trial sources can release to the
environment and has restricted
or cancelled many of the uses,,
of arsenic in pesticides. EPA
has set a limit of 0.01 parts per
million (ppm) for arsenic in-
drinking water.
The Occupational Safety and '
Health Administration (OSHA) .
has set a permissible exposure
limit (PEL) of 10 micrograms.
of arsenic per cubic meter of "
workplace air (10 g/m3) for.
8 hour shifts and 40 hour work
weeks.
For more information, call,
the ATSDR Information Center."
at 1-888-422-8737.

Before making any.-
change in your diet or exer-
cilse program, consult your
doctor. This is especially:,
important if you are on any
prescription medications.
Some drugs interact bad-
ly with foods that would,
otherwise be considered
"healthy."


problem'

One friend put an industrial
shredder in her garage. She
would cull through her mail
as she got out of the car. She
shredded the credit card appli-
cations and other ID sensitive
mail and recycled the rest. It
was all in the garage and not
piled on a table cluttering up '
her home!
Stop yourself the next time
you feel the need to put some-
thing down on a flat surface in
your home. You are creating a
hotspot! Nip it in the bud be- .
fore it gets started by using the
DO IT NOW principle! It will':
only take a few seconds to take
care of it now! We all know
that later never comes!
For more help getting rid
of your CHAOS; check out her
Web site and join her free men- -
toring group at www.FlyLady.
net or her book, "Sink Reflec-
tions," published by Bantam
and her New York Times Best.
Selling book, "Body Clutter,"'
published by Fireside. Copyright
2007; Maria Cilley; Used by per-
mission in this publication.


Ic Noi e


1)A request from R. Nigel Miller, Jr. Irrevocable Trust in accordance with City
Code Section 110-60 titled "Required findings: Variance" for a variance to re-
duce the minimum lot area requirement at Royal Palm Trailer Park, A.K.A. Lots 1 -
6 In Block 378; Lots 6 - 11 in Block 379 & Lots 1 - 11 in Block 380, GPOC. The
properties are zoned RM-1.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on this request on Au-
gust 20, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physical
impairment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the Building
Official's office at least three days prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official
228338 CGS 08/02/07


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Thursday. Auaust 2. 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee RELIGION 21


Action figure Jesus now available


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church, Clewiston
I was in the office of my as-
sistant, when all of the sudden
my eyes focused on something
that caused me
to do a double-
take. There on
the shelf was
a Jesus action
figure. It was a
freebie that she
received from
some promo-
tion. I found out John
that there are a Hicks
series of Bible action figures that
are now available in stores.
Just think, we can hold our
Noah action figure and ride the
waves in an ark. We can lift the
hands of our Moses action figure
and divide the waters. But the
crime de la crime is the Jesus
action figure.
With the Jesus action figure,


we can act as if the Spirit of the
Lord is upon us, and pretend to
be anointed and sent to proclaim
freedom for the prisoners and
release for the oppressed and to
proclaim the year of the Lord's
favor.
With the Jesus action fig-
ure, we can work to set things
straight. Imagine the joy of turn-
ing over the tables of the money
changers who were more con-
cerned with making a buck than
sharing a blessing., imagine the
gratification that comes when we
can help the blind receive sight,
the lame walk, cure those who
have leprosy, enable the deaf to
hear, raise the dead, and preach
the good news to the poor - even
if we do it through the imaginary
action of our Jesus action figure.
Who would you have Jesus heal
or help?
Whether we actually have a
Jesus action figure in hand or not,
there is a tendency for many of us


to live our spiritual lives as if we
are directing a Jesus action fig-
ure. We know that Jesus healed
the sick and helped the blind to
see, and we can imagine and di-
rect our action figure Jesus to do
these things, but we sometimes
miss the realization that we can
do these things ourselves. In John
14:12, Jesus states, "I tell you the
truth, anyone who has faith in me
will do what I have been doing.
He will do even greater things
than these, because I am going to
the Father."
Do you realize what this
means for us? Jesus' promise and
challenge for us is not only to do
the things He did, but to do even
greater things. Does this mean
I will be able to walk on water
or raise the dead? I don't know
about you, but the last time this
big boy tried to walk on water, he
sank. I can, however, walk across
seemingly impossible places to
minister to those in need because


my God is with me. And I know
that there are many spiritually
dead around me that I can help
raise up with God's help.
If we think about it, we realize
that the heart of Christ was and
is to bring people into a deeper
relationship with God. Today
more than ever, there are people
that need to have this relationship
- even more than there was at the
time of Jesus. The field is ripe for
harvest, but the harvesters are
few.
We don't need an action figure.
We need to be the action figure.
We can't be His salt in the world
if we don't get out of the shaker.
We can't be His light in the dark-
ness if we don't shine for people
who are walking or struggling in
the darkness. Our call is to action,
remembering that it's not about
us and just what we can do, but
about God and all that God in us
can do - for we are the temple of
the living God!


Area Church News in Brief


Church meeting
time announced
Cowboy Church Hand and
Hand Ministries of Palmdale will
meet at the community club
house on the corner of Fifth and
Main Streets on Aug. 9, at 6 p.m.
for food and fellowship. At 7
p.m., we will enjoy Gospel mu-
sic and the word. Come and join
us. All are welcome. Speaking
the word will be our own, Kim
from Palmdale.

Announce your
church event
Have your Sunday school
and service times, along with


church events including music
programs and potluck gather-
ings posted in the area church
news column each week. Just
forward your church informa-
tion to clewnews@newszap.
com

Church announces
service times
Clewiston Church of Christ,
336 Central Ave., would like to
announce its church services:
Sunday - Bible study at 10 a.m.,
worship at 11 a.m., evening
worship at 6 p.m.; Wednesday
- Bible study at 7 p.m. Minister
Gordon Smith. For more infor-
mation, call (863) 902-8822.


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Finding happiness is around the corner


By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Following a hurricane, some-
one told me about a woman in
the street holding her family al-
bum and a Bible. She was smiling
and saying "I have all that I need!"
After all of the loss, that's quite an
outlook. Others who have lost
homes or properties didn't look
at it in quite the same way.
I remember a woman who
was robbed and who told me
that was the worst thing that
could happen to someone. I
didn't agree with her; she had
her health, friends; her home
was relatively intact and she had
enough insurance to cover her
losses. When we talked further
about her "tragedy" it seems she
was upset because someone had
invaded her private world. No,
nobody likes losing a home or
being robbed, but sometimes we
need to see what happens from
another view. I
I have had occasions to meet
those who have lost worldly pos-
sessions or had them taken away
from them and they were any-
thing but unhappy. People have


Are you o

By Jackie Miller, minister
First Christian Church, Clewiston
This study of wisdom. is re-
vealed in the book of Proverbs.
However, Scriptures found else-
where in the Bible are used also.
As, an introduction to the subject
of wisdom; please read Proverbs
3:13, 26, 35; 4:5-13, I1 Corinthians
3:19-20; James 3:15; II Corinthi-
ans 1:12.
Marks of wisdom will be point-
ed out in this study. The questions
of who is wise, according to Solo-
mon are:
1. The lowly are wise. "When
pride cometh, then cometh
shame, but with the lowly is wis-
dom." Prov. 11:2
2. He that winneth souls is
wise. "The fruit of the righteous
is a tree of life; and he that win-
neth souls is wise." Prov. 11:30
3. A son who hears his father's
instruction is wise. "A wise son
heareth his father's instruciton.
Prov. 13:1
4. He at that hearkeneth unto
counsel is wise." The way of a
fool is right in his own eyes: but
he that hearkeneth unto a coun-


had to restart their lives after fi-
nancial disasters or fires; people
have had their freedom taken
away from them, others have
devoted their entire life to a reli-
gious cause; all finding happiness
without tangible ,
things or mate- .
rial goods. I cam
remember times
when I look
back and say,
"Those were -
happy times."
These were dif-
ferent than the Samuel S.
moments of ela- Thomas
tion like getting a driver's license,
getting out of school, or finding
someone special. The elation of
the moment fades and a more
mature, deeper, longer-lasting
happiness is different from the
emotional "high" of the mo-
ment.
Likewise, some of the disap-
pointments or "downers" were
short-lived and the sadness of
the moment was overcome by
what was gained in the long run.
I remember losing a scholarship
as a real "downer" and wonder-
ing what would happen in my
life afterward. I went to work for


ne among

sel is wise" Prov. 12:15. "...with
the well advised is wisdom."
Prov. 13:10
5. "He that walketh with wise
men shall be wise: but a compan-
ion of fools shall be destroyed."
Prov. 13:20. "Be not deceived: evil
companionships corrupt good
morals." I Cor. 15:33
6. "He that feareth and depar-
teth from evil is wise: but the fool
rageth and is confident." Prov.
14:16
7. "He that is slow to wrath is
wise: but he that is hasty of spirit
exalteth folly." Prov. 14:29; James
1:10
8. " He that speaks knowledge
is wise: but the mouth of fools
poureth our foolishness." Prov.
15:2 "The lips of the wise disperse
knowledge, but the heart of the
foolish doeth not so." Prov. 15;7
9. "He that fears the lord is
wise..." Prov. 15:33 "The fear of
the Lord is the beginning of wis-
dom: and the knowledge of the
holy is understanding." Prov. 9:10
10. He that hears reproof is
wise."
"A reproof entereth more into a


13 months, went to night school
while working, saved some mon-
ey and went back to resume my
studies. Things improved when I
returned to school.
I now knew that: (1) Losing a
scholarship wasn't the end of the
world; (2) dropping out didn't
have to be forever; (3) I had to
really work at school if I wanted
to stay there; (4) I was the one
who had some say in whether
or not I would finish. Looking
back, these were times that were
happy times. They were times of
accomplishment, learning about
myself, having a goal and work-
ing toward it.
Some of those around us who
are regarded as "successes" are
also happy; they have goals and
work towards them. They are in-
wardly fulfilled and have values
other than gathering up or wor-
rying about material things, they
devote themselves to something
beyond themselves. Their lives
are filled with an all-consuming
direction that gets them up each
morning ready to go. They do
not worry about whether or not
they are "happy" and usually are
involved in some way to make
life better for others. I see these


the wise?

wise man than a hundred stripes
into a fool." Prov. 17:10 "The rod
and reproof give wisdom: but a
child left to himself bringeth ...
shame" Prov. 29:15
11. He that is not deceived by
wine is wise. "Wine is a mock-
er, strong drink is raging, and
whosover is deceived thereby is
not wise." Prov. 20:1
12. "He that keepeth the law
is wise" Prov. 28:7. "The wise
in heart will receive command-
ments: but a prating fool shall
fall" Prov. 10:8.
13. "He that will hear is wise."
Prov. 1:5
Review the marks of wisdom
and then ask yourself: "Am I wise
or foolish?" How many of these
marks of wisdom is found in you?
Also read what Jesus said in Mat-
thew 7:24-27.



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people as happy and doing some-
thing with a religious dimension
at the same time. They share
the learning of the Psalmist who
wrote, "I will thank you because
I am marvelously made, your
works are wonderful and I know
it well (Psalm 139, v13)."
The purposes, the reasons for
our existence and our happiness
come ultimately from the Lord.
They have to do with our being
fulfilled and our instinctive know-
ing we are fulfilled when we find
them. They have to do with real-
izing the powers within us that
are put there by God and they
are formidable when we tap into
them. They have to do with tak-
ing what is set before us as seri-
ous, but never letting them over-
come us. The woman who lost
her house did not lose her home.
Those who love worldly posses-
sions and who are lost when
something happens to them are
missing something in life more
than the things that surround
them. The Lord who told us that,
"the Kingdom of God is within us
(Luke 17:21)," also placed our
happiness there, too. Seeking
happiness within is the route to
finding the Kingdom of God.


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