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Title: The Clewiston news
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Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: August 23, 2007
Publication Date: 1928-
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Number 9 Thursday, August 23, 2007


At a Glance

Performing
Arts Center open
Registration for the Clewis-
ton Performing Arts Center is
Aug. 27 and 28 at the Clewiston
Middle School cafeteria from 5
to 7 p.m. Classes that will be
offered include: ballet, tap/jazz
for ages 3 and up, tumbling for
kindergarten and up, cheer-
leading classes second to fifth
grades, guitar for sixth grade
and up. Classes start Sept. 10.
Call the youth center for
more information 983-1492.

No trash pick up
on Labor Day
There will be no trash pick-
up for the Labor Day Holiday
on Sept. 3. Normal trash pick
up will resume on Tuesday,
Sept. 4.

KidCare sign up
sessions announced
Florida Kid Care informa-
tion and sign up sessions will
be held at the following loca-
tions throughout Hendry and
Glades Counties:
Aug. 24, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at
Harlem Academy- 944 Harlem
Academy Ave - Clewiston;
Aug. 31 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at
Booker T. Washington, RCMA
- 1230 Gamble St., Moore Ha-
ven;
Sept. 6, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at
Health Department Clinic 1140
Pratt Blyd - Labelle.
Please feel free to drop by
and receive information and
assistance with the application
process for Florida Kid Care.
Sessions will be in English and
Spanish.
Applications are also avail-
able at any of the three County
Health Departments
1140 Pratt Blvd Labelle - 956
U.S. 27 S.W. Moore Haven -
1100 S. Olympia, Clewiston.

Labor Day
barbecue at Legion
American Legion Post 20
is hosting a Labor Day Bar-
becue on Sept. 1. There will
be ribs, chicken, corn on the
cob, baked beans, coleslaw
and rolls. The barbecue will
be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
across the street from the Bank
of Belle Glade, 108 S.E. Ave. D.
Donations will be accepted at
the barbecue. You can eat in or
take out.
For more information, call
996-6444.

Relay for Life
benefit planned
The Relay for Life benefit is
sponsored my VFW Men's Aux-
iliary post 4185. It will be held
on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 12 to
5 p.m. at VFW post 4185 501
S. Francisco, Clewiston. There
will be barbecued chicken,
beans, coleslaw and rolls. Do-
nations will be accepted and
all proceeds will go to Relay for
Life. There will be raffle tickets
and prizes galore.

Lake Level

9.56
feet
above sea
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Index
...Classifieds . 17-21
Opinion............ 4
School .............. 9
Sports............... 8
See Page 4for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


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H CSO stops cock fighting


Chickens raised
on steroids
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
MONTURA - The chickens
were thin, muscular and bit at ev-
erything in sight. Some of them
showed deep scarring from pre-
vious battles.
Deputies later learned that
their owners had conditioned the
roosters through a strict training
regimen, including feeding them


with steroids to build them up
enough to survive fights against
other similarly raised animals.
Razor-sharp spurs on the
animals' feet were fashioned for
cutting.
Approximately 40 to 50 fight-
ing roosters were seized by of-
ficials at the property on North
Brida Street in Montura on Aug.
14. Unfortunately, given the na-
ture of the animals, all had to be
euthanized.
. According to investigators, the
animals were unsuitable for any-
thing but fighting.


A circular cage/fighting ring
was also found in the south-
west corner of the property. En-
hancement drugs, syringes and
a notebook containing records
of breeding times were found
on-site.
Officials say that the operation
had managed to operate in secret
until tips led police to the site.
The deputies made the find
while conducting a search war-
rant at the. home.
Apart from the animal fight-
ing, investigators also found a
marijuana growing operation in-


side the home.
In one room, secured by two
deadbolt locks, officials found
a fairly sophisticated marijuana
growing operation, along with
27 plants, grow lights, liquid fer-
tilizer and a heat pump, among
other items.
According to the police report,
the owners of the home said that
they had no idea that the room
contained the drugs and claimed
that it had been rented out to
someone, but could not give dep-
uties the name of the renter or
proof of that room being rented.


Officers also found a shot-
gun in the master bedroom and
tied the charges to the property
owner.
Manuel Gonzalez, 41, faces
charges of operating an animal
fighting and/or baiting facility,
possession of paraphernalia, pos-
session of marijuana, possession
of marijuana with intent to sell,
cultivation of marijuana, operat-
ing a drug house and possession
of a firearm by a convicted felon.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza
can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


Clewiston



man dies in



accident


Vehicle impacts.
with concrete pole
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
A Clewiston man died in
Palm Beach County when the
vehicle in which he was riding
collided into a concrete pole.
The accident happened Sun-
day, Aug. 19, lat apIpr.iimatel.1
4:55 a.m. as Ryan Parantha and
Lazaro Delgado were driving
home from West Palm Beach.
According to a report from
the Florida Highway Patrol, Mr.
Parantha, 26, of Moore Haven,


was driving west on Hooker
Highway, just west of S.R. 15,
when his car, 'a 2007 Chrysler
300, veered off the highway.
The vehicle traveled past the
north shoulder of the road and
struck a large concrete power
pole.
The force of the impact
caused the vehicle's motor to
break loose from the car and
become strewn along the edge
of the road.
Emergency workers arrived
to airlift Mr. Parantha, to St.
Mary's Hospital in West Palm
Beach.
See Crash - Page 12


A fresh start



on school


Schools looking
forward to a
new school year
By Elizabeth Hiriart
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - With the
new school year here and
classes starting back up this
week, the general focus of lo-
cal schools is improving from
last year.
Although some schools are
focused on academics, others
are focused on wellness and
fitness.
Eastside Elementary School
has a new theme this year -
they're promoting wellness and
fitness throughout the school.
Principal Mara Duke and Lori


Duckstein, assistant principal,
decorated the hallways and
classrooms with a wilderness
theme.
"Every classroom has a
different wild life animal that
they will learn about," said Ms.
Duke.
The school, which is rated
an "N'A" school, is pushing the
students to be more involved in
outdoor activities.
"We bought all new equip-
ment for all the classrooms,"
said Ms. Duckstein.
Aside from fitness, the stu-
dents are learning in the class-
room about wellness. Accord-
ing to the administrators, the
children are being educated
about obesity, how to eat prop-
erly and teachers are stressing
See School - Page 12


INI/Elizabeth Hiriart
The Clewiston Adult School continues providing G.E.D., ESOL
and other classes to individuals looking to better themselves.
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Adult school offers
G.E.D. and ESOL
classes at no charge
By Elizabeth Hiriart
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - In 1997, Jim
Way, coordinator of the Clewis-
ton Adult School, had an idea
to start up a G.E.D. program in
Clewiston. Mr. Way figured that
there were enough people in
need of daytime classes to jus-
tify opening a new school.
The school, located at 475 E.


Osceola Ave., now has a staff of
10 and has two state-of-the-art
computer labs.
They teach G.E.D., ESOL,
and are looking forward to add-
ing new classes in the future.
To attend the school, stu-
dents have to want to learn, ac-
cording to administrators.
And age is not an issue.
"We have students that are
as young as 16 and that are as
old as 68," said Mr. Way.
Although the age of the stu-
dents runs the gamut, most stu-
dents are in their mid-20s.
There are stories, however,
of older residents going back to


the school, as is the case with
65-year-old'Esma Clarke. Ms.
Clarke decided that she was
going back to school to get the
education she always longed
for.
She found what she was
looking for in the adult school.
"My parents didn't have
money to send me to a second-
ary school, so I now bought
a computer and I take classes.
every Monday night at the
school," said Ms. Clarke, who is
working on getting her G.E.D.
Teachers from the school
See Classes - Page 12


Cooling off: Kids at Harlem Daycare soak up the fun


INI/Elizabeth Hiriart
On a hot Friday at the Harlem Daycare, friends take turns cooling each other off.


Toddlers enjoy playing with the hose on water day with their friends in the afternoon.


Adult School reaches out


to the community


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, August 23, 2007


Obituaries

Anita Louise 'Bobbi'


Compton
Anita Louise "Bobbi" Comp-
ton, 63, of Stillwater, Okla., died
on Wednesday,
Aug. 15, 2007 in
Stillwater.
She was born
on Jan. 18, 1944 ,
in Brownsville,
Pa., to Anthony .
"Tony" Scal- 1
ise and Alice E.
(McLaughlin) Anita Louise
Scalise. She Compton
married Windell
W. Compton on Oct. 2,1961 in
Brantley County, Ga. Her husband
died April 19, 1985.
She attended New Covenant
Fellowship church. She worked
as a waitress and hostess for
many years.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, Anthony Scalise and
Alice Wriska and her husband,
Windell W Compton, Sr.
She is survived by one son,
Windell (Trenia) Compton, Jr. of
Ellijay, Ga.; two daughters, Belinda
Compton (Jeff) Avilez of Stillwater,
Okla. and Elizabeth (Tim) Sherrell
of Clewiston; 12 grandchildren,
Tasha (Edwin) Cornelius, of Still-
water, Okla., Matt (Tara) Avilez
of Aviano, Italy, Joshua Sherrell
of Orlando, Rachel Avilez of Still-
water, Okla., Stephanie Sherrell
of Clewiston, Jared Avilez of Still-
water, Okla., Alexandra Compton
of Ellijay, Ga., Andrew Sherrell of
Clewiston, Destiny *Compton of
Ellijay, Ga., Tanya Sherrell of Clew-
iston, Duncan Avilez of Stillwater,
Okla. and Levi Compton of Ellijay,
Ga.; five great-grandchildren, An-
alicia Sanchez of Stillwater, Okla.,
A'amayah Sanchez of Stillwater,
Okla., Kera Avilez of Aviano, Italy,
T'Aviana Cornelius of Stillwater,
Okla. and Christian Higgins of
Stillwater, Okla; one brother, An-
thony Scalise, Jr. of Pennsylvania
and one sister, Patricia Easley of
Alabama.
Visitation was held on Friday,
Aug. 17, at Strode Funeral Home
in Stillwater, Okla.
Funeral services were held on
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at Strode
Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor
Stephen Burke officiating. Inter-
ment was held in Sunset Memo-
rial Gardens, Stillwater.
Active pallbearers will be Win-
dell Compton, Jr., Edwin Corne-
lius, Jeff Avilez, Jared Avilez, Dun-
can Avilez, Levi Compton, and
Arie Brown.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Strode Funeral
Home, Stillwater, Okla.

James Vilous Courson
James V. Courson, 21, of Belle
Glade, died Aug. 16, 2007, as the
result of a tragic accident.
James was doing what he
loved most, working on a hunt-
ing buggy he had dreamed of
building.
James entered this world on
Sept. 10, 1985, to the proudest
parents in the world. He was the
answer to their prayers. James


Engagement


lived by his own set of rules. He
was thoughtful and courteous to
all he knew. When his little broth-
er Stevie came along, James took
the role of big brother as an hon-
or. James' life was cut short but
he spent the years he did have
enjoying life to the fullest, always
testing the limits, showing his
love to his family, working in the
family business, making friends,
riding his four-wheelers, running
the airboat and riding around in
the tallest and loudest truck he
could get away with.
He will be missed greatly by
all who knew him, but no more
than his mother, father and little
brother. There was still more they
had hoped and dreamed for.
James is survived by his loving
parents, Carl and Anita Courson,
his brother, Steven Courson, his
loving girlfriend Cherri Ander-
son and his grandfather Robert
Eggers. He is also survived by
many aunts, uncles, cousins and
friends.
He was preceded in death by
grandparents Vilous and Mary
Courson and Maryjane and Hil-
ton Jones.
* Visitation for family and friends
was Aug. 20 at Glades Funeral
Home Chapel. A celebration of
James' life was held on Tuesday,
Aug. 21, at First Baptist Church
of Belle Glade. Arrangements
were entrusted to Glades Funeral
Home Chapel of Belle Glade.

Natalie Agnes
Dettmar
Natalie Agnes Dettmar, 74, of
Clewiston, died August 15, 2007
in Clewiston.
She was born Sep. 27, 1932 in
Philadelphia, Penn. to late Charles
J. Giordan and the late Katheran
(Banids) Giordan.
Mrs. Dettmar was a resident
of Clewiston for the past 15 years
and was a former resident of
Hollywood. She was a devoted
mother and grandmother. She
was an active environmentalist
and animal Welfare advocate.:
Survivors include her sons:
Steven Dettmar of Clewiston, Ter-
ry Dettmar of Fort Myers, five
grandchildren and five great-
grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her son, Christopher
Dettmar.
Both of her surviving sons are
planning a private family memo-
rial to be held on a later date.
Cremation arrangements were
by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-
Clewiston.

Richard Arthur Nath
Richard Arthur Nath, 66, of
Clewiston and Sandusky, Ohio,
died Aug. 16, 2007 in the Fisher
Titus Memorial Center in Nor-
walk, Ohio.
He was born Jan. 8, 1941 in
Sandusky, Ohio, to Elizabeth
(Claus) and Harold Joseph Nath.
He attended St. Mary's Catholic
School.
Mr. Nath was employed by
Mark's Pick-n-Pay, Scott Paper,


Galloway Brothers, American
Quality Shopping, and retired
from Hoppers Home Center MHD
Corp in January 2000.
He attended St. Margaret's
Catholic Church in Clewiston
and Sts. Peter and Paul Catho-
lic Church in Sandusky, Ohio.
He was a member and very ac-
tive in the Men's Auxiliary of
the VFW Post 4185 in Clewis-
ton and was a past member of
the Oriole's Club in Sandusky.
He bowled in the Late Comers'
League and also played dart ball
in many leagues in the Sandusky
area. He was an avid racing fan
and drag raced at the Norwalk
Speedway, drove stock cars on
dirt and asphalt racing at the Fre-
mont and Sandusky race tracks.
He drove NASCAR at North Car-
olina's Lowe's Charlotte Speed-
way at the Richard Petty School
with a top speed of 148 mph.,
He is survived by his wife of
16 years, Ida Mae (Herberger)
Ruggles Nath; his daughter, Jen-
nifer Lynn Nath of Clyde, Ohio;
his mother, Elizabeth Nath of
Sandusky; two sisters, Mary Ann
(Kenny) Petz and Darlene Koehler,
both of Sandusky; brother, Don-
ald (Rose) Nath of Sandusky; his
first wife, Susan Bilbrey of Clyde;
stepdaughter, Loretta Ann (Rick)
Sharp of Castalia, Ohio; stepson,
George Allen (Beth) Ruggles of
Sandusky; two granddaughters:
Samantha Sharp of Castalia and
Jessica Ruggles of Sandusky;
three grandsons, George Allen
Ruggles Jr. and Zachary Ruggles,
both of Sandusky, and Austin
Sharp of Castalia, and three great-
grandsons, Samuel, Allen and Ty-
ler Ruggles, all of Sandusky.
His father, Harold Joseph Nath,
preceded him in death in 1974.
Friends may call on Friday from
7 to 9 p.m. at the Groff Funeral
Home in Sandusky, Ohio. Prayers
will be recited at 1 p.m. in the fu-
neral home, followed by a Mass
of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. in
the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic
Church in Sandusky. Rev. Marty
Nassr will officiate. Burial will fol-
low in Meadow Green Memorial
Park, Huron.
Memorial contributions may
be sent to North Coast Cancer
Center, 417 Quarry Lakes Drive,
Sandusky, Ohio, 44870.

Paul Cordell Roberts
Paul Cordell Roberts, 59,.of
Immokalee, died unexpectedly
on Friday, Aug. 17, 2007.*
He was the son of R.A. "Bob-
by" Roberts and Sarah M. Rob-
erts.
He is survived by his dear
friend and companion, Mary
Murphy; his father, .Bobby Rob-
erts; sister, Karen E. Howell;
brother-in-law Pat Howell; niece
and nephew Heather and Randall
Cleckler; great-nephew Colton
James Cleckler, and numerous
family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by
his mother, Sarah Roberts and his
niece, Sherri A. Howell.


Paul was a lifetime resident of
Immokalee. He attended Texas
Christian University. He was a
charter member of the Florida
Cracker Horse Association, a cat-
tle rancher and an avid fisherman
and boat captain.
Funeral services were held
Monday, Aug. 20, at First Baptist
Church in Immokalee, followed
by burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Big Cypress
First Baptist Church, 34850 First
Baptist Drive, Clewiston, Fla.
33440.
Funeral arrangements were
under the direction of the Brister
Funeral Home of Immokalee.

Megan Brook Shade
Megan B. Shade, 21, died
Tuesday, Aug. 13 at her home in
Lakeland. She was born April 18,
1986 in West Palm Beach and
grew up in Clewiston until her
family moved to Texas. She came
to, Lakeland from Williamsburg,
Va. in 2004. Megan graduated
from Jamestown High School in
Williamsburg, Va., in 2004. She
enjoyed spending time with her
animals and life
in general. ,
She is sur-
vived by her par-
ents, Brian and
TrinaLynn Shade
of Lakeland; her
paternal grand-
parents, James
and Anita Shade Megan Brook
of Hastings and Shade
many aunts,
uncles, and cousins. Donations
may be made to Good Shepherd
Hospice; 105 Arneson Ave.; Au-
burndale, FL 33823 or Make A
Wish Foundation; 2901 Stirling
Rd. Suite 208; Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33312
Visitation was held on Thurs-
day, Aug. 16, at Lanier Funeral
Home in Lakeland.

Andrew Robert
Sherman
Andrew Robert Sherman, 39,
of Clewiston, died June 30, 2007
in Fort Myers, under the care of
Hope Hospice.
He was born Dec. 14, 1967 in
West Palm Beach. He was a self
employed computer technician.
He was a member at First Baptist
Church,-Clewiston.
I i He, is survived by his.mother
and stepfather, Margaret (Gam-
ble),and Keith Stiles of Clewiston;
his father, Howard M. Sherman,
Venice; a brother, Howard Em-
erson "Bucky" (Alina) Sherman
of Clewiston; step-sisters, Molly
(John) McQuaid, Winter Park,
Elise (Thomas) FredericksWake
Forest, N.C. and a niece, Morgan
Sherman of Clewiston.
Graveside services were held
July 10, 2007, at Ridgelawn Cem-
etery with Chaplain Don Good-
win of Hope Hospice officiating.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.


E-Duck Stamp available Sept. 1


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will be making it easier for hunt-
ers, bird watchers, stamp collec-
tors and others who want to con-
serve the nation's wetlands to buy
Federal Migratory Bird Hunting
and Conservation Stamps, com-
monly known as Duck Stamps.
Beginning Sept. 1, the FWC,
in partnership with the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service (USFWS),
will launch a new E-Duck Stamp
program to enable the agency to
sell stamps electronically through


its automated licensing system.
Customers will receive a Duck
Stamp privilege printed on. their
license that will be valid nation-
wide for 45 days. They will then
receive, through the mail, a pa-
per stamp by Amplex Corporate,
a company on contract with the
USFWS to fulfill the paper stamp
requirement. After the 45 days,
the E-Duck Stamp will expire and
purchasers must possess the pa-
per stamp to receive its full ben-
efit.
The E-Duck Stamp will fulfill


the license requirement for water-
fowl hunters and also allow free
entry into any national wildlife
refuge in the United States. The
Federal Duck Stamp is available at
most major sporting goods stores
selling hunting and fishing licens-
es, select post offices and online
through the U.S. Postal Service
and Amplex Corporate.
The Duck Stamp also will
be available at license agents,
tax collectors, by telephone, or
through www.wildlifelicense.
com/fl. Hunters 16 years or old-


er are required to buy a Federal
Duck Stamp to hunt waterfowl.
The cost of the Duck Stamp will
be $17.50.




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Submitted photo
Claudia Martinez and Gelacio Paniagua Jr. plan to marry.


Martinez -

Paniagua
Jose and Teresa Martinez of
Clewiston are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter,
Claudia, to Gelacio Paniagua Jr.,
of Clewiston.
The prospective groom is the
son of Gelacio and Roxanna Pani-
agua of Clewiston.


The groom is a 2005 gradu-
ate of Clewiston High School. He
attended Edison College and is
employed as an Assistant Man-
ager with Hibett Sports. After the
wedding, the couple will reside in
Clewiston.
The bride-to-be is a senior at
Clewiston High School.
The wedding is planned for
Dec. 14, at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church.


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U.S. Army Corps unveils new lake schedule


By Pete Gawda
INI Florida
Lake Okeechobee may soon
be maintained at a lower level
with reduced discharges of fresh-
water to the St. Lucie Canal and
the Caloosahatchee River.
Some environmentalists have
claimed that freshwater discharg-
es from Lake Okeechobee have
upset the balance of salinity in the
estuaries.
At a public meeting held Tues-
day, Aug. 14, at the Okeechobee
Civic Center, the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers (COE) unveiled a
proposed new program of lake
regulation.
Kim Taplan, south Florida pro-
gram manger for-restoration for
COE, presented the tentatively
selected plan (TSP). Computer
simulation models, using actual
conditions over the past 36 years,
were used to demonstrate the
outcome of various proposed
schedules.
"Public safety is our main con-
cern," she said.
Ms. Taplan said the proposed
plan was designed to balance
all lake management objectives
including ecology, the estuaries,
navigation, the Everglades and
flood control.
The TSP represents a compro-
mise to balance all these compet-
ing objectives. It is based on sea-
sonally varying lake levels divided
into three bands -- high lake man-
agement band, 16 to 17.25 feet;
operational band, 9.7 feet to 17.25
feet; and water shortage manage-
ment band, 9.7 to 12.2 feet.
There is an overlap of the lake
levels because each band width
varies with the seasons. The high
lake level is designed for maxi-
mum releases. The .operational
band provides for a lake stage
to balance all authorized project


purposes. The water shortage
band calls for water rationing.
The lake regulation schedule
now in effect is the water supply
environment (WSE). Since the
WSE was instituted in 2000, wa-
ter managers have found it to be
inflexible to address extreme wet
weather conditions. The WSE
caused delay in releasing water
from the lake causing high lake
levels and requiring larger volume
discharges to the St. Lucie and
Caloosahatchee estuaries. Re-
cent high lake levels have caused
concern about the stability of the
Herbert Hoover Dike. There has
also been public concern over the
health of the lake and estuaries.
In 2005 plans were set in mo-
tion to develop a new regulation
schedule.
In July of this year, the TSP was
unveiled for public view.
The TSP maintains the lake at
safer water levels, than WSE and
allows for quicker response and
operational flexibility to lake con-
ditions and tributary inflows.
While higher lake levels tend
to benefit water supply, they may
increase risk to public health and
safety and the. ecology of the lake.
Lower lake levels may improve
lake ecology and reduce flood
damage but may reduce water
supplies and harm downstream
estuaries.
"This plan actually lowers the
lake level overall," Ms. Taplan
said. "We are working to rehabili-
tate the dike so that we can oper-
ate at higher levels in the future."
As soon the Herbert Hoover
Dike is repaired, she said the
team is going back to look at new
schedule.
"This is really designed to be
an interim schedule," she said.
"We have been able to reduce
those damaging high volume re-


leases to the Caloosahatchee. We
looked at more low flows to the
estuaries to reduce salinity."
Ms. Taplan added that being
able to release more water to the
south and an increased number
of stormwater treatment areas are
part of the long range plan.
"This plan gives us a lot more
flexibility," she said. "This allows
us to incorporate a lot more infor-
mation into making decisions."
The plan includes releasing
water at low volumes more often
to the estuaries and there is some
operational flexibility that may
reduce the impact of discharges.
Water managers will use a deci-
sion tree similar to the one used
with the current lake regulation
schedule.
Changes will be made weekly,
or more often if necessary.
"We feel lik e have done
the best we could at optimizing
the plan and balancing all the
purposes of the lake" she said in
conclusion.
"We appreciate that you are
trying to share adversity," stated
Charles Shinn of the Florida Farm
Bureau Federation. "I feel that it is
imperative agriculture is involved
somehow in the decision making
process."
He noted that some agricultur-
al interests are ih dire straits.
David Brent, a private citizen
stated that he felt a lot of the prob-
lems are upstream of the lake. He
advocated more work in the Kis-
simmee basin to lessen environ-
mental impacts on the lake.
"We think you guys have done
about as good a job as you could
do," was the opinion of Dr. Paul
Gray, staff scientist with Audubon
of Florida. "We think that this is a
reasonable schedule."
He noted that a lot of.the lake's
problems can't be fixed right


Ranchlands used to store water


WEST PALM BEACH - De-
spite the current water shortage,
water managers are planning for.
wetter conditions by expanding
partnerships that will allow wa-
ter storage on private land north
of Lake Okeechobee, helping to
reduce inflows to the lake and the
frequency of discharges to coast-
al estuaries. As part of the Florida
Ranchlands Environmental Ser-
vices Program, four additional pi-
lot projects were approved earlier
this month,by the South Florida
Water Management District (SF-
WMD) Governing Board. These
agreements double the number
of landowners ready to take on
and store excess water on private
land when lake levels are unusu-
ally high.
"Storing water is so vital to
lake and estuary improvements,
but building large-scale reservoirs
takes time," said SFWMD Govern-
ing Board Chairman Eric Buer-
mann. "I applaud the willingness
of private landowners to partici-


pate in environmental restoration
by providing immediate relief to
our water storage needs."
Four ranches added to the pro-
gram are: Lightsey Cattle Com-
pany; Rafter T Ranch; C.M. Payne
& Son, Inc.; and Syfrett Ranch
West. All are within the Lake
Okeechobee, Caloosahatchee
and St. Lucie estuary watersheds.
Together the. lands will provide
some 2,200 acre-feet of additional
water storage capability.
Launched in October 2005, the
Florida Ranchlands Environmen-
tal Services Project is developing
a program in which ranchers in
the Northern Everglades provide
environmental services of water
retention, phosphorus load re-
duction and wetland habitat ex-
pansion to agencies of the state
and other willing buyers. These
ranches can bring services on line
quickly as compared to other op-
tions and will complement public
investment in regional water stor-
age and water treatment facilities,


such as reservoirs and treatment
wetlands.
The Florida Ranchlands En-
vironmental Services Project is
being implemented through col-
laboration between the World
Wildlife Fund, eight participat-
ing ranchers, USDA's Natural
Resources Conservation Service
and several state agencies: Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, South Florida
Water Management District and
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection. Technical sup-
port is being provided by scientists
from the MacArthur Agro-Ecology
Research Center and the Univer-
sity of Florida.
Total funding from federal,
state and private sources for the
Florida Ranchlands Environmen-
tal Services Project exceeds $5
million for phase one, which en-
compasses pilot project imple-
mentation and program design.


Red Cross helps residents prepare


WEST PALM BEACH - The
Glades Area Branch of the Ameri-
can Red Cross Greater Palm
Beach Area Chapter joined Hen-
dry County Emergency Manage-
ment and the Fire Departments in
LaBelle, Clewiston and Western
Palm Beach County to hand out
preparedness information bags at
Nisbet Enterprise, Inc. owned Mc-
Donald's locations. Information
bags were stuffed with brochures
including a checklist of supplies
that should be included in a disas-
ter supply kit, how to purify water
in the event of water contamina-
tion and tips on preparing a family
disaster plan.
Nearly 600 bags we handed
out over the course of three days.


at three different McDonald's lo-
cations in Belle Glade, Clewiston
and LaBelle. Debbie McDuffie,
Glades Area Branch Manager said
"Partnering with Nisbet Enterpris-
es has allowed us the opportunity
to provide the community of Belle
Glade, Clewiston and LaBelle with
timely hurricane preparedness in-
formation."
In addition to allowing the Red
Cross to hand-out information
to customers, Nisbet Enterprises
also donated 5% of net proceeds
for the day to the Red Cross, a to-
tal of $1,223. The money raised
will go to help the Glades Area in.
the event of a hurricane or other
disaster.
Steve Nisbet, Sr., Owner of Nis-


bet Enterprises said "It is always
wonderful to give back to the
community, the information the
Red Cross provides is critical and
we are glad to be able to help."
The Red Cross recommends
three actions that everyone should
take to be prepared for disasters:
Get a Kit - Including water
(one gallon per person per day),
food, flashlights, first aid kits,
medications, radio, tools, cloth-
ing, personal items, sanitary sup-
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two places to meet, know how to
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now. Dr. Gray said that instead of
being too high, as it was in the re-
cent past, the lake is going to be
too low too often. However, he
said that the flow to the Caloosa-
hatchee River would be better.
If the dike is repaired, he said
the lake level could go up which
would give increased flexibility to
water mangers. He said comple-
tion of Everglades Agriculture
Area reservoirs would help the


situation by giving more storage
areas to the south. He added that
the Kissimmee River restoration
project would held in maintaining
lake levels.
After a series of public hear-
ings, the TSP should be in place
by January of 2008.
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Letter to the Editor


Gun club or
no gun club?
Since the county commis-
sioners gave the Sheriff complete
control of the gun range, several
things have happened. I don't
know who is at fault; the problem
is the range is losing shooters.
For four years the Caloosa
Sports Shooters paid most of the
upkeep at the range. We mowed
and weed-eated the ranges (sher-
iffs and civilians). We had 80+
family memberships. There was
never a complaint voiced to us
as a Gun Club. The cost of gas
and mower repairs was paid by
our club. The Sheriffs office fur-
nished a tractor, brush hog, and
diesel to mow with and did the
upkeep of the mower. This was


used to mow the tall grass not on
the ranges and also mow the 400
yard Range, since then we no lon-
ger have a 400 yard range.
The hours are limited to the
extent that the number of people
the range can handle is limited.
People don't want to drive 30 or
40 miles to shoot and have to wait
in line. I know the heat this time
of year hurts the attendance also.
We were supposed to get lights
to shoot at night but that has not
happened. The skeet houses still
have hurricane damage. The
Sheriffs office is trying to work
with us but the limited funds the
commissioners give them don't
reach the needs.
We now have problems with
the trap in the high house. At one
time money for two new ma-
chines was requested. A county


program to improve the range not
used by the Sheriff would be one
solution. I am sure a gun club set
up according to NRA rules could
provide volunteer mowing and im-
provements for camping, hiking,
youth shooting programs, etc.
Of the 80 acres, approximately
8 to 10 are used by the sheriff for
their training on a regular basis.
That leaves a large area to make a
park or camping area as well as a
civilian gun range.
I spent five years out at the
range volunteering time and
equipment. We can once again
have a good shooting area open
to the public. All it takes is for the
general public to let the commis-
sioners know they want it.
We could get volunteers to
help run youth programs and
business men to donate supplies


and money for the programs.
I feel there is a need for provid-
ing families and youth opportuni-
ties to learn Gun Safety. I also feel
we need to provide a safe place to
shoot as well as camp. A shelter
could be built for Scouts and 4H
or any organized group to use for
overnight camp outs.
' The commissioners seem to
avoid committing to this idea. The
sheriff has limited money as well
as man power to do more than he
already is.
Hopefully the community will
voice an opinion on this. It could
be accomplished at no cost the
county.
Thank you for your time,
Ed Kuntz
President HCSS


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forms are available from Iva Pit-
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tura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440,
or go to the City's website, www.
clewiston-fl.gov and download
the form.

Scout meetings
announced
Pack 667 meets every Thursday
evening from 7 until 8 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church on
West Arcade Avenue across from
Woodworks Park. New Scouts
and returning Scouts are always
welcome.

Scout pack
to meet
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-
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found at the Clewiston Chamber
of Commerce.

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Homeowners
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Pioneer Homeowners Asso-
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meeting will be held every second
Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at
the Pioneer Community Center.
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Guest Commentary


Mental health programs, no room for cuts


By Maggie Labarta, Ph.D.
The news is bad, but not un-
expected. The $71 billion budget
state passed in May no longer
appears realistic and Florida law-
makers are now faced with the
daunting task of cutting around
$1 billion from the expense side
of the budget to match the feared
- and now almost certain - rev-
enue shortfall.
A special session will be-
gin Sept. 18 and could run up
through Oct. 5 and according to
Senate President Ken Pruitt, their
task will be "difficult, but achieV-
able." Since most of the budget is
allocated to education and social
services, programs in those areas
have been told to expect potential
cuts between 4 and 10 percent.
But which programs to cut? No
one wants to decrease the num-
ber of police officers, firefighters
or teachers who are so essential
to our safety and well-being. But
how does an area such as mental
health services fit into the picture?
Should a budget item that some
might argue does not affect as,
many people really be considered
as vital as one for those entrusted
with our lives and our future?
You may find the answer to
that question rather surprising.
Mental illnesses directly affect
far more people than most would
suspect. In fact, the. majority.of
Floridians will, at some point in
their lifetimes meet the diagnostic


criteria for one or more mental
disorders. About one-quarter (26
percent) of the general popula-
tion reported symptoms sufficient
for diagnosing such a disorder
during the past year.
Mental illnesses also have
a tremendous impact on us at
school and work. More than half
of our youth with an emotional
disturbance drop out of school
and approximately 20 percent of
youth with an emotional distur-
bance are arrested before they
can even finish their education.
And the problems may even be
worse at the workplace as clini-
cal depression has become one
of America's most costly illnesses
in terms of loss of business pro-
ductivity. Left untreated, depres-
sion is as costly as heart disease
or AIDS to the U.S. economy,
costing more than $43.7 billion
in employee absenteeism alone.
Mental illnesses are the second
leading cause of premature death
and disability.
Over time, untreated mental
illnesses have taken their toll on
our communities as well, as years
of under-funding community
programs has contributed to in-
creased homelessness and higher
crime rates. As' a result, far too
many individuals with mental ill-
nesses remain in jails across our
state because there are no avail-
able beds in our limited, hospi-
tal facilities. And too many who
serve their time and are released


from those prisons are doomed
to return because there are insuf-
ficient funds for follow-up treat-
ments.
With budgets tight across the
country, how does Florida com-
pare with other states for funding
mental health programs? Again,
the news is not good. Florida ranks
48th in the nation in per-capita
mental health spending 37th in
Medicaid per-capita spending for
enrolled disabled beneficiaries
and 47th in Medicaid per-capita
spending for enrolled children.
At the same time, Florida
ranks second in the number of
homeless, first in the number
of substantiated reports of child
abuse and neglect, second in the
number of children in juvenile
detention facilities and third in
the number of prison inmates. A
significant portion of these prob-
lems can be traced directly to the
lack of mental health care.
If this is what happens when
community mental health pro-
grams are left to languish without
even moderate budget increases,
what in the world can we expect
if budgets are actually cut? How
much more can we neglect some
of our state's most vulnerable citi-
zens? We certainly can't afford to
find out.
Mental health services should
be treated as essential not only
because - like fire and police ser-
vices - they save lives, but also
because of the impact not fund-


ing them adequately will have for
years to come. A failure to invest
in the mental health system leads
directly to increased costs for
hospital inpatient services, emer-
gency-room care, shelters, foster
care, juvenile detention facilities,
jails and prisons. That is poor in-
vestment by any standard.
We fully understand that the
harsh reality of our fiscal situa-
tion will call for tough decisions,
and good programs will have .to
be cut. But how much lower are
we willing to sink in our funding
of mental health services? We are
already at the bottom! Cutting
back on funding for the essential
services that community mental
health programs provide would
be disastrous for the individuals
who so desperately need help
and the communities in which
they live - not to mention that
cutting these programs today will
cost us exponentially more in the
future.
Yes, cutting the state budget
will be 'tough, but justifying the
decision to cut essential commu-
nity mental health services will be
even tougher.
Editor's note: Maggie Labarta,
Ph.D., is the past chair of the Flor-
ida Council for Community Men-
tal Health and the CEO of Me-
ridian, Behavioral. Healthcare in
Gainesville. She can, be. reached
at maggielabarta@mbhci.org.


Roadwatch


Roadwatch is prepared by
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation, District One Office, Bar-
tow. Remember wear safety belts
and drive with caution, courtesy,
common sense, and patience as
they travel through work zones,
Remember, speeding fines are
doubled in work zones. For more
information, online, go to http://
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Glades County
US 29: At Pollywog Cross-
over Road (north of the City
of LaBelle ): Construction proj-
ect --- This project will add a turn
lane, make drainage improve-
ments, and install signs-and pave-
ment markings. Motorist should
expect intermittent lane closures,
slow moving traffic, and possible
delays, as well as workers on the


side of the roadway. The contrac-
tor is Better Roads, Inc.
SR 78/Lakeport Road: From
CR 721/Loop Road to CR 721:
Maintenance contract project -
-- Crews will be removing trees
from the right of way. Motorists
should expect intermittent lane
closures, slow moving traffic,
and possible delays. Flagmen will
be on site to assist with traffic.

Hendry County
US 27: Between CR 720 and
Stitt Ranch: Maintenance permit
project --- Crews are constructing
a right turn lane into the develop-
ment. Motorists should expect
right lane closures for the next
few weeks, as well as slow mov-
ing traffic and possible delays.
US 27: At Lewis Boulevard:'
Maintenance contract project ---
Crews are replacing and repairing
street lights. Motorists should ex-


pect intermittent southbound lane
closures, as well as slow moving
traffic and possible delays.
US 27: At the intersection
of SR 80: Maintenance contract
project --- Crews are replacing
and 'repairing street lights. Mo-
torists should .expect intermittent
southbound lane closures, as
well as slow moving traffic and
possible delays. .
US 27: Just 1 mile east of
SR 80: Maintenance contract
project --- Continuing through Fri-
day, August 31, 2007, crews will be
placing weigh-in-motion (WIM)
sensors in the outside lanes and
loops in the inside lanes. Motor-
ists should expect daytime north
and southbound lane closures, as
well as slow moving traffic and
possible delays. Motorists are re-
minded to use caution while trav-
eling through this work zone.
SR 80: From east of the Lee


County line to west of Grandma's
Grove RV Park: Construction
project ---Work'is underway to
make drainage improvements at
the edge of the roadway. Crews
are excavating, placing concrete,
and working in the shoulders.
� No lane closures are anticipated,
but motorists should use caution
and expect truck traffic entering
and exiting the work zone. The
contractor is Community Asphalt
Corp.





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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.
Glades County
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DtSA) charges
by the Glades County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO), the Seminole Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the De-
partment of Corrections (DOC).
* Regina Cora, 21, Moore
Haven, was arrested Aug. 6 on
charges of aggravated battery,
displaying a firearm, burglary
and robbery. Her bond was set at
$100,000.
* Jessie Norton, 43, Palmdale,
was arrested Aug. 9 on charges
of burglary and grand theft. His
bond was set at $15,000.
* Maria Alvarado, 44, LaBelle,
was arrested Aug. 9 on charges
of battery and obstructing justice.
Her bond was set at $6,000.

Clewiston
* Richard Garcia, 28, was ar-
rested and charged with VOP: on
Aug. 20. Teresa Helmlinger was
arresting officer.
* Manuel Garcia, 41, was ar-
rested Aug. 14 after a search war-
rant was served at this 630 N.
Brida St. residence in Montura for
cultivation of marijuana. He was
charged with operating an animal
fighting/baiting facility. Officers
found circular cages, a fighting
arena, 40-50 game fighting roost-
ers, wire cages, fighting spurs,
bottles of injectables including
fowl performance and enhance-
ment medications, syringes, a
scale and sling, notebooks with
records of breeding times, wing
bands, an electronic stop watch
and trimming shears.
* Adrian Valencia Martinez, 22,
was arrested Aug. 15 and charged


with DUI first offense and fleeing/
eluding a law enforcement of-
ficer, driving without a valid driv-
er's license, carrying a concealed
weapon and resisting/interfering
with an officer without violence.
D/S Nathan Kirk was the arresting
officer.
Western Palm
Beach County

Belle Glade
* Darrell Roberts, 18, of South-
west First Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug. 14, .by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
contempt of court-carrying a con-
cealed firearm. No bond was set.
* Kenneth Baker, 36, of South-
west Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug.14, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with pro-
bation violation-battery. No bond
was set.
* Noe Margarito, 19, of North-
east 32n" Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug. 14, by PBSO on a
warrant charging her with proba-
tion violation-burglary and grand
theft. No bond was set.
* Delphone Lucas, 18, of
Northwest Twelfth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Aug. 14,
by PBSO and charged with proba-
tion violation-aggravated assault
with a firearm. No bond was set.
* Frankie Day, 24, of South-
west Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug. 16, by PBSO and
charged with battery. No bond
was set.
* Cassandra Johnson, 22, of
Northwest Eleventh Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Aug. 16,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
her with possession of narcotic
equipment and, probation viola-
tion aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon and resisting an
officer. No bond was set.
* Rafael, Cisneros, 25, of West
Canal South Street, Belle. Glade,
was arrested on Aug. 16 by PBSO
and charged with battery and bur-
glary. No bond was set.
* Antonio Kinsler, 27, of South-
east M Avenue, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug. 17, by PBSO and
charged with contempt of court-
burglary and grand theft. No bond


was set.
* Charles Foster, 22, of South-
east Second Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Aug. 18, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
trespassing and failure to appear-
possession of marijuana. No bond
was set.
* Bobby Stokes, 27, of South-
-west Sixth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug. 18, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with simple
assault. No bond was set.
* Juan Singleton, 23, of North-
west 18th Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug, 19, b PBSO and
charged with burglary and bat-
tery. No bond was set.
* Kenneth Hammond, 22, of
Southeast E Avenue, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Aug. 19, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
violation of supervised released-
battery. No bond was set.

Pahokee
* Rodolfo Rivera, 31, of Carrisa
Drive, Pahokee, was arrested on
Aug. 13, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with fraud giving
false identification to a law en-
forcement officer and on an out
of county warrant-possession of
cocaine. No bond was set.
* Michael Hale, 25, of Eisen-
hower Drive, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Aug. 14, by PBSO and
charged with possession of co-
caine, possession of marijuana,
. resisting an officer and possession
of narcotic equipment. He was re-
leased on a surety bond.
* Stanquita Russ, 20, of Farm
Place Pahokee, was arrested on
Aug. 15, by PBSO and charged
with battery. No bond was set.
* Genove Canales, 27, of South
Barfield Highway, Pahokee, was
arrested on Aug. 15, by PBSO and
charged with larceny. No bond
was set,
* Erick Abrams, 34, of Eisen-
hower, Drive, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Aug. 17, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with failure
to appear-possession of mari-
juana and contempt of court. No
bond was set.

South Bay
* Leroy Mackey, 17, of Harrell


Florida Citrus Mutual optimistic for 2008


LAj(ELAND - Florida Citrus
Mutual said Thursday, Aug. 16, it
is optimistic the 2007-2008 citrus
season will. be a good one for the
state's growers.
The announcement comes on
the heels of an early private esti-
mate issued this week that pegged
Florida's orange crop at 198 mil-
lion boxes - 98.6 million boxes
of Early/Mids, 3.3 million boxes
Navels and 96.1 million boxes of
Valencias. If realized, that would
be a 55 percent increase over last
year's orange crop.
"We need to rebuild orange
juice inventories which are at ex-
tremely low levels," said Michael
W. Sparks, executive vice presi-
dent/CEO of Florida Citrus Mu-
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able, however, we'll be surprised
if it hits'198 million boxes."
, Mr. Sparks said an upcom-
ing citrus, tree census could sig-
nificantly alter perceptions of the
orange production landscape. He
also noted that most growers are
reporting very high fruit counts
per tree and there has been a lot
of concern about size.
The United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) is sched-
uled to issue a 2007 Tree Census
Update based on seven citrus
producing counties on Sept. 14,
at 1:30 pm. The census will cover
DeSoto, Polk, Collier, Hendry, Lee,
Indian River and Martin counties.
Sparks said even with a larger
crop he still expects growers to get
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not reach the levels of '06-'07.
"Last year we had historic
highs and I don't think we'll see
two seasons in a row with those
numbers," he said. "But returns
will still be good and will help
growers offset the increased pro-
duction costs associated with fuel
prices, scouting and pest and dis-
ease .control."
The USDA's initial citrus crop
estimate is scheduled for Oct. 12.
Florida Citrus Mutual, founded
in 1948 and based in Lakeland,
is the state's largest citrus grow-
ers organization with more than
8,000 grower members. The Flor-
ida citrus industry employs 90,000
people and has a $9 billion eco-
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Drive, South Bay, was arrested on
Aug. 13, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with homecide-first
degree murder and probation vio-
lation-burglary. No bond was set.
* King Kindred, of Eleventh
Avenue, South Bay, was arrested
on Aug. 14, by PBSO and charged
with indecent exposure in public.
No bond was set.
* Mackie West, 28, of North-
west Third Street, South Bay, was
arrested on Aug. 16, by PBSO and
charged with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon. No bond
was set.
* Toyothia Wallace, 21, of Eldo-
rado Drive, Pahokee, was arrested
on Aug.17, by PBSO and charged
with probation violation-violation
of injunction for protection. No
bond was set.
* Michael Bailey, 22, of Kings-
ton Avenue B, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Aug. 17, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with bat-
tery and contempt of court. No
bond was set.
* Terry Mccloud, 34, of Apple
Avenue, Pahokee, was arrested
on Aug. 19 by PBSO and charged
with fleeing and eluding police
and driving while license is sus-
pended. No bond was set.
* Antwyane Osby, 31, of South-
west Eleventh Avenue, South Bay,
was arrested on Aug. 18, by PBSO
and charged with carrying a con-
cealed weapon. He was released
on a surety bond.


Crime

Stoppers,

The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the fol-
lowing wanted fugitive.
Antonio Ban-
nister, age 32,
is a black male
with black hair
and brown eyes.
He is 5 feet,
10 inches tall
and weighs ap-
proximately 110
pounds. He has Antonio
tattoos on his Bannister
right arm and
shoulder. He has formerly resided
on S.W Avenue E, Belle Glade.
He is wanted on felony failure
to appear: possession of cocaine.
Anyone with information on
the whereabouts of this wanted
fugitive is asked to contact the
Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 458-
TIPS '(8477) or online at: www.
crimestopperspbc.com.


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Sheriff and churches help victims of violent crime


The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office, Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, El Faro Assembly
of God and the State Attorney's
office sponsored a public meeting
for victims of violent crimes on
Aug. 11. This meeting was hosted
for the Migrant Community 'and
the families living within Hendry
County to encourage reporting to
law enforcement all crimes they
have been made a victim of and
explain to them their legal rights.
Investigator Fernando Herrera
of the Sheriff's Office introduced
himself and began the meeting by
asking Fr. Jioboni Batista of Our
Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic
Church to open with a prayer.
Sally Kreuscher of the Child,
Protective Investigations Depart-
ment of the Department of Chil-
dren and Families spoke on child


abuse. With Sally was Maureen
Herrera of the 20th Judicial Cir-
cuit Court who interpreted Sally's
words into Spanish. She stated
there were five investigators in her
department which covers Hendry
and Glades counties.
Ms. Kreuscher gave a few do's
and don't so that you can make a
difference to a child who tells you
about his/her abuse.

Do
* Listen to the child and be-
lieve them
* Be someone special for that
child and be there for them
* Offer support to the parents
* Encourage the usage of law
enforcement resources (Sheriff's
Office or Department of Children
and Families) to the parents. If
they are afraid to call any law en-


forcement resource, encourage
the usage of their local physician
. or pastor.

Don't
* Make promises that you
can't keep
* Promise secrecy
* Push child to give details of
abuse.
At the meeting, they discussed
general indicators of child abuse
and neglect that you may observe
in children or young people. The
presence of one or more of these
factors does not by itself prove
that abuse is happening. How-
ever, it can alert you to the pos-
sibility of abuse.
An abused child or young per-
son might be one who:
* tells you that he or she is be-
ing abused or hurt;


* has sudden or unexplained
changes in mood or behavior;
* has frequent or unexplained
bruises or injuries;
* has low self-esteem:
* has poor hygiene;
* becomes withdrawn or un-
responsive;,
* has many exaggerated fears:
* seems to lack trust in famil-
iar adults:
* has serious difficulties relat-
ing to peers and/or adults:
* is always angry or aggres-
sive:
* has difficulty sleeping and
experiences nightmares; or
* talks about suicide.
Yolanda Santiago, a 10-year
veteran of the Victim Advocate
Office, explained her office's
functions. She spoke about the
first case she was given to work


Jacob Summerlin King of the Crackers


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to
Glades County Democrat
Dressed in range clothes with a
large bandana and a turned-back
Stetson, he clutched a bullwhip
in one hand and had a corncob
pipe in his mouth, the epitome of
a cracker cattleman.
Jacob Summerlin was in many
ways the essence of the "True
American," one who survived the
American frontier.
The authors Joe A. Ackerman,
Jr. and J. Mack Ackerman ex-
pound on his strong philanthrop-
ic spirit, his sturdy moral tenacity
and incredible modesty. They also
wrote that he had a keen wit, a
true sense of reality, never took
himself too seriously and never
"put on airs."
He dearly loved to be called
King of the Crackers and loved all
that it implied, that is, one who
was close to the earth 'and care-
less of comfort.
The King of Crackers was a
highly successful merchant, hos-
teller and exporter, a veteran of
three wars and an effective peace-
maker.
One of the King's earliest an-
cestors was a Scottish merchant
named John Somervaille - a name


that's had numerous spellings
down through the years including
Summerell, Somerell, Somerwell,
Summerland, Summerale and Su-
merian. In 1845 this name was le-
gally changed to Summerlin - the
name that's been in use for over
150 years and which, naturally, is
used in this biography.
Back in those days, boots and
shoes were often homemade from
home-tanned cowhides, which
were either cured by stretching
or by using lime and tannic acid.
The lime was used to remove the
hair from the skins and the hides
were prepared or tanned in tannic
acid.
Although the region around
Knights' Station was not cotton
country, Jake and most other set-
tiers had small cotton patches.
The harvested cotton was con-
verted into a tough cloth known as
osnaburg. (A fabric that is called
"osnaburg" can still be had today
and is used for table cloths, place
mats, napkins, draperies and cur-
tains. Reminiscent of olden days
it's often referred to as rustic or
antique cotton.)
Finer woven material known
as muslin could be smoothed
out and was sometimes used for
underwear. One of Jake's sons,


Samuel Summerlin, would later
recall seeing his mother, Frances,
carding cotton - a tiresome but
necessary part of the process. He
also remembered seeing his sis-
ter, Martha, spin it.
There are almost countless
stories in this 150-some page
book that not only entertain but
enlighten the reader about Florida
in days long gone. One of those
occurred when Jake and his son,
Sam, were hunting near old Fort
Cummings.
One evening after they had
turned in to sleep, they were
awakened by the frightful screams
of two panthers that were' fighting
and that too close for comfort to
their camp. Jake grabbed a light-'
wood knot from their, campfire
and threw it in the direction of the
big cats. They both scampered
off into the blackness of a nearby
swamp and were not heard from
again.
This highly illustrated history
includes a detailed map of Florida
(of that era) plus a Summerlin
family tree and extensive explana-
tory footnotes that clarify and
define many of the stories from
one generation to another. An
Epilogue as well as an extensive
Index is also included.


For more information and
availability, phone/fax or e-mail
Barbara Oehlbeck, 25075 Grassy
Run-Muse, LaBelle, Florida.
Phone-fax is the same: 863-675-
2771. E-mail: doco@strato.net.


and how it turned out. She also
introduced two of her co-work-
ers, Dan Cavanaugh and Julia
Howard.
Investigator Herrera spoke
about robbery, sex crimes, do-
mestic violence, battery and hu-
man trafficking. He stated that
he had been assigned to the task
force on human trafficking in
Southwest Florida. His advice to
everyone was to stick with the


process and report to law en-
forcement all crimes in which
they have been made a victim.
"We (Hendry County Sheriff's
Office) are not the border patrol
or INS," said Sheriff Ronnie Lee.
"If you don't report the crime,
you'll become the victim again,
again and again."
Reverend Isabel Valentin of El
Faro Assembly of God closed the
meeting with prayer.


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is changing, disappearing even as
the new
DVD "Cowboys of Florida"
was being filmed, even as this is
being written.
For disbelievers, yes, there are
cowboys in Florida, albeit not
quite like it "usta" be. There are
still real live rootin' tootin' ropin'
and ridin' cowboys who've been
on the scene in Florida for over
250 years. The fact is Florida vies
with Texas as the number one
cattle producing state in the USA.
This highly colorful DVD film
began as an "ode" to the cow-
boy's way of life. However, it has


developed over a period of three
years during which time the film-
makers realized that the lives of
the Florida Cowboys were chang-
ing right before their eyes and
cameras.
The combination of unprec-
edented widespread hurricane
destruction, along with the dra-
matic explosion of land values all
over the state precludes an end
to heretofore enormous-scale
ranching in Florida.
One example that's now gone
with the wind is the Babcock
Ranch.
And there are others already


ranches. Some of these have not
changed for hundreds of years,
and some few still exist in Glades,
Okeechobee, Hendry, Highlands,
DeSoto and Hardee plus others in
counties over the state. A magnifi-
cent and highly notable example
of an on-going ranch today is
Adams Ranch Inc., located in St.
Lucie County. Adams Ranch also
has ranching interests in Lake
Marion and Okeechobee. Signifi-
cant parts of this documentary
were filmed in these locations.
With this film, you may own a
"last look" at a way of life that will
soon be forever gone. Victor Milt,


national Film Festival Finalist, Ole
Muddy Film Festival Silver Award,
and the Blue Cross Film Festival's
Directors Choice.
"Cowboys of Florida" is a non-
fiction historical work produced
by Cowboys of Florida LLC with
Executive Producers Kim Bretton
Milt and Dr. Barbara Carlton. Pro-
ducers include George Pratt and
Mac Martin.
For more information and
availability please contact Barba-
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The Web site of the National
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The donkeys are easy keepers.
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school year. Pursuant to Fonda Statute 100825(8) the School Board of Glades County reports the following:
Students Scoring at Level I and Level 2 on the Reading Portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) 2007


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Students Retained (not Promoted) in Grades 3 through 10 - 2006-2007


Number of Students Promoted for Good Cause, by Category of Exemption - 2006-2007
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Revisions to the district school board's policy on student retention and promotion for 2007 - 2008
Intensive Reading
For each year in which a student scores at Level 1 on the FCAT Reading, the student must be enrolled in and complete
an intensive reading course the following year. Placement of Level 2 readers in either an Intensive reading course or a
content area course in which reading strategies are delivered shall be determined by diagnosis of reading needs.
Physical Education Requirement
Students participating in interscholastic sports at the junior varsity or varsity level for 2 years who pass the Florida
Department of Education developed test in personal fitness are exempt from the one-credit PE requirement Students
completing one semester of marching band, physical activity class with marching band activities, or dance shall satisfy
the personal fitness requirement or adaptive PE under an IEP or 504 plan.
Major Area of Interest
Beginning with students entering high school in the 2007-2008 school year, graduation requirements include enrollment
in a major area of interest, comprised of four (4) credits (Section 1003.428, Florida Statutes).
Performance Based Credit
Grading procedure: All students taking a Performance Based Credit (PBC) class will be issued progress updates, final
grades, and credit as follows:
*Interim reports will reflect progress update, indicating the number of modules completed, and the number of modules
available in the specific course assigned.
-Final grades will be submitted to the guidance counselor, using the PBC completion form, upon the successful 'comple-
tion of all modules with mastery assessment grades of at least 70% or higher.
Special Diploma Option 2
The intent of Special Diploma Option 2 is to provide graduation incentives to those ESE students who have not been
successful in a traditional school/academic setting and /or are considered "at risk" of dropping out of school. Historically,
this population of ESE students has not been successful in earning high school credits for either a Standard Diploma or
a Special Diploma Option 1. Option 2 is designed for ESE students who would benefit from an individually designed,
community-based job preparatory program. Option 2 is also designed to increase the value of school attendance with
age appropriate students. The intent of Option 2 is to prepare the ESE student for the transition from school to work and
independent living that will continue after graduation. To be considered for Option 2 an ESE student would typically have
attended a minimum of four semesters in a high school level program.
An ESE student may choose Option 2 at any time after the completion their ninth grade year. Graduation will only be
possible for students from ages 16-22. The transition IEP team members must verify that the student has met all the
community and employment competencies documented on the Individual Graduation Plan prior to awarding a Special
Diploma under Option 2. The student/parent/guardian must provide transportation to and from the job site. The District
shall not provide transportation to and from the job site for a Special Diploma Option 2 student.
The Florida Student Performance Standards that have been developed for various exceptionalities and established by
the Glades County School District are replaced in Option 2 by community and employment competencies.
1. Both sets of competencies are developed and documented during the transition IEP. The ESE student must
demonstrate mastery of the following:
*Student performance standards for the ESE vocational course in which the student is enrolled
-Community and employment competencies developed and documented during the transition IEP
2. Community and employment competencies specified in the Individual Graduation Plan
The Individual Graduation Plan will be developed and signed by the student, parent/guardian, ESE teacher, and employ-
er prior to placement in employment and implementation of Option/2. The plan will Identify the following:
*Expected community and employment competencies;
.Criteria for determining and certifying mastery of the competencies;
*Work schedule and minimum number of hours to be worked per week;
*Description of the supervision to be provided by School District staff.
3. The student must be employed In a community-based job where the employer:
*Has a Federal Employer Identification number
-Provides the student opportunities to interact with non-disabled co-workers
-Adheres to the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Child Labor Laws
*Offers opportunities for advancement ' ,
The number of hours of work per week must be specified on the Individual Graduation Plan. The minimum length of time
for employment prior to receiving a Special Diploma under Option 2 shall be one full semester.
A graduation exit meeting will occur when the student has demonstrated mastery of the community and employment
competencies that were documented on the Individual Graduation Plan. Mastery of the community and employment
competencies outlined on the Individual Graduation Plan and any other related information must be verified before'an
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Thursday, August 23, 2007


Clewiston Tigers hope to have a statement season


By Naji Tobias
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - Clewiston Ti-
gers head coach Larry Antonacci
knew that the majority of the play-
ers from last season's Class 2A
state runner up team have gradu-
ated and moved on to college. He
has now implemented a unique


approach for this season: teach-
ing his players to be mentally in-
corporated in games.
"The mentality of the game is
important," said Coach Antonac-
� ci. "The players must learn the
fundamentals of the games and
must know their assignments, as
well as the what-ifs and whys of
the game of football."


INI/Naji Tobias
On Thursday, Aug. 9, after Clewiston Tigers' players finished
the seven-minute run, their head coach Larry Antonacci had
them walk across the field non-stop for several more minutes
to cool down. Here is Clewiston Tigers lineman Alex Rubio
cooling down after the run.














In the words of Clewiston Tigers head coach Larry Antonacci
during the players' seven minute run: "Don't stop!"


The head coach realizes that
many of his players are physically
gifted; including the likes of junior
running back Darris Hughes and
senior tight end/defensive end
Delvin Hughes. But the coach
added, the physical aspect of the
game is easier to grasp than the
mental part of it because the play-
ers need to know what to do and
how to do it.
"Too many people tell the kids
what to do without explaining to
them why," said the head coach.
Coach Antonacci wants his
players to show confidence on the
football field during practices and
games. If Coach Antonacci sees if
the player is displaying confidence
and understanding what the play
or formation is, he knows.
"Too many kids play with their
bodies and not their minds," said
Coach Antonacci. "Put them to-
gether, then you'll have some-
thing."
According to him, accountabil-
ity comes into play through this
joining.
"It teaches players not to make
excuses for their mistakes," said
Coach Antonacci. "You must get
beyond your mind and get to. the
reality of the situation. If they're
able to get their minds right, then
that's half the battle right there."
The coach is adamant that this
way of thinking will reduce mis-
takes during practices and espe-
cially in games.
"A lot of mistakes are made be-
cause the kids don't know what
to do or what they're assignments
are and that's critical," said Coach
Antonacci. "I want my coaches
to break down anything that they
teach, all the way down to. the
basics. I want the players to learn
from the ground up."
When it ,comes to winning
games this season, Coach An-
tonacci wants the players to un-
derstand that if they take pride in
what they have, they will want to
be the best at what they do.
Here is the 2007 season sched-


Fastpitch softball team takes honors


CLEWISTON - The Clewis-
ton Fastpitch softball team won
First place in the silver division in
the Ft. Myers ISA fun and fastpitch
travel softball tournament. This
was the girls' first travel tourna-
ment together as a team, for most
of the girls, their first travel soft-
,ball tournament ever.
On the first day of the event
the girls won their first game and
after a long rain delay, the team
finished the last game of the day
at nearly 11:15 p.m. On Sunday,
the girls were back on the field at
7:30 a.m. warming up for the first
game at 8:30 a.m.
After winning the first game
6-to-5 they played in the cham-,
pionship game at 1 p.m. winning
this game 5-to-2. The team played
and practiced very hard for the
event, Clewiston> was very well
represented.


Sports Briefs

Big bucks fishing
tourney announced
The Bass Busters "Super-
Bucks" 2 - Day Open Team Tour-
.nanent will be held in Clewis-
ton, on Sept. 22 and 23, on Lake
Okeechobee. The entry fee is only
$200 per team and includes the
big bass jack-pot. Order of entry
will determine starting position
for the tournament.
Tournament will run safe-
light to 3 p.m. each day with
daily weigh-ins at Roland &
Mary Ann Martin's Marina.
Last year this event had 103
teams participating so, sign-up
now and reserve your team's
spot in the line-up.
Official Housing Headquar-
ters is Roland & Mary Ann
Martin's Marina. Call (863) 983-
3151 to make your room reser-
vations today.
For more information or
to register for this event visit
the official website at www.
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Chris Fickey at (941) 232-9539

HT3 Outdoors returns
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The Wave Worms HT3 Profes-
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to Roland and Mary Ann Martins
Marina and Resort in 2007. Among
one day series events and the
Executive Tour Two-Day events,
Clewiston has been awarded the
HT3 2007 Bass Classic Champion-
ship Dec. 2 and 3.




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The Clewiston Fastpitch Softball team is enjoying its partici-
pation in tournaments. Front row: Kiana Hardy, Brook Flynn,
Gennifer Raulerson, Sydney Duckstein; Middle row: Courtney
Bain, Brenda Reyna, Kavien Robinson, Mandi Perry, Olivia Ri-
vera, Kelsie Moore, Whitney Irey; Back row: coaches George
Duckstein, Arnold Moore, Al Perry and Jesus Rivera.


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ule - ALL games are played on Fri-
days at 7:30 p.m. unless noted.
* Aug. 24 vs. Pahokee (Kick-off
Classic)
* Aug. 31 vs. American Heri-
tage - Plantation
* Sep. 7 at La Belle
* Sep. 14 at Glades Day
* Sep. 21 at Glades Central
* Sep. 28 vs. American Heri-


tage - Delray
* Oct. 5 vs. Cardinal Newman
* Oct. 12- OPEN
* Oct. 19 at Pope John Paul- 7
p.m.
* Oct. 26 at Inlet Grove - 4
p.m.
* Nov. 2 vs. St. Andrews
(Homecoming Game)
* Nov. 9 at Okeechobee


With the schedule at hand,
Coach Antonacci is adamant that
he has laid down the team's reci-
pe for a successful season
"If the players are disciplined
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Clewiston Middle School welcomes new teachers


New teachers at Clewiston Middle School include (back row from left to right) Antonio Thom-
as, Lane Sterenberg, Marc Waddell, J. S. Holsclaw, (front row) Summer Miller and Christie
Piper.


Submitted photos

Church hosts luncheon for teachers
First United Methodist Church of Clewiston hosted a luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 16,
honoring new teachers coming into the community. Mayor Mali Chamoess shared the
opening welcome with school administrators introducing the new teachers at their school.
The theme this year was "A Teddy Bear Picnic", with each teacher receiving a "Teachers
Are Beary Special People" bear keepsake, along with a package of "Teacher Vitamins"
(M&M's) to thank them for their investment in the future of our youth and children. Local
merchants also provided door prizes for the teachers.


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cheon honoring the new teachers coming into our community. Each "beary special" new
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community on Aug.
16 by the First United
Methodist Church with
a "Teddy Bear Picnic"
in their honor. Teach-
ers start to gather for
the new teacher ap-
preciation luncheon at
First United Methodist
Church. Each Teach-
er received a keep-
sake bear and a pack
of Teacher Vitamins
(m&m's) as a token
of appreciation for
'their investment in our
youth and children.


Clewiston Middle School wel-
comes six new teachers this year.
Summer Miller
Summer Miller, sixth grade
Language Arts teacher is a gradu-
ate of Florida State University,
where she earned a Bachelor of
Arts degree in English.
Mrs. Miller grew up in Belle
Glade.
Her hobbies include: scrap-
booking, crafts, watching college
football and being in the sun.
"My goal as a teacher is to
make a difference in the future
of children," she stated. "I hope
to teach children something they
will be able to use for the rest of
their lives."
Mrs. Miller has a 5-month-old
baby daughter, Sydney Lynn.
J. Scott Holsclaw
J. Scott Holsclaw teaches sev-
enth grade Language Arts.
His college career included
Otterbein College in Westerville,
Ohio, Ohio State University in Co-
lumbus, Ohio and North Central
University in Phoenix, Ariz. He
has a Bachelor of Science in Edu-
cation and is pursuing graduate
work in Educational Leadership.
Mr.. Holsclaw grew up 'in
Charlestown, W.Va., Racine, Wis.,
Chillicothe, Ohio and Columbus,
Ohio.
His hobbies include going to
the theatre and directing plays.
He is stock car demolition derby
fan, which he calls "a different
type of drama."
"One of our best teaching
experiences is the mistakes we
make," he said. "If we learn from
our mistakes, life will enrich us
with endless possibilities to use
our knowledge."
Mr. Holsclaw has a basset
hound named Tony.
"He was a gift from my theatre
students in Ohio (9 years ago),"
he explained." TonS becomes
a part of my classroom and will
visit quite often. Though he is
quite friendly, I employ his snuff-
er to detect candy, gum and other
contraband that students should
not bring into the classroom. My
students love it when Tony comes
for,a visit. He is. the only 'person'
allowed to sleep in my class!"
This is his 26th year of teach-
ing.
Lane Sterenberg
Lane Sterenberg teaches
eighth grade Science.
He attended Grand Valley State
University/Aquinas in Michigan,
where he earned a Bachelor of
Business Administration degree
in Finance, and a Masters in Edu-
cation.
He grew up in Grand Haven,
Mich.
His hobbies include sailing,
woodworking and raising chil-
dren.
"There is a great need for
teaching basic concepts in a way
kids can understand," he said.
Dr. Marc E. Wadell
Dr.. Marc E. Waddell teaches
eighth grade Language Arts.
He earned a Bachelor of Sci-
ence degree in Education and
English from Millersville Univer-
sity of Pennsylvania, a Master of
Arts degree in English Literature
from Shippensburg University of
Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Eng-
lish Literature from Indiana Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania.
He was born in Tennessee,
lived for six years in Chicago, 15
years in Hollywood, Calif., 12
years in South Carolina and three


School News

CMS to hold advisory
council meeting
Clewiston Middle School will
hold a meeting of the School Ad-
visory Council on Monday, Aug.
27, at 5:15 p.m. in the Confer-
ence Room in the Administration
Building. All interested are invited
and encouraged to attend. This
committee meets monthly and is
involved in School Improvement.
Please call (863) 983-1530 for
more information.
La pr6xima reunion del Con-
sejo Escolar sera el Lunes 27 de
Agosto alas 5:15 p.m. en el Sal6n
de Conferencias del Edificio de la
Direcci6n. Tod6s interesados son
bienvenidos para asistir.


hank you to the following businesses who made it possible
40 families to receive school supplies for this new school year.
The amount of 55 backpacks and 25 binders were given
between Hendry and Glades Counties. Thanks to Seacoast
National Bank who even held a car wash fund raiser to help buy
supplies. 3AW Wejding & Fabrication along with La Frontera
Grocery made money donations that made it possible to
purchase much. needed school supplies also. And Southern
Gardens Citrus also donated school supplies to Hendry
County's needy families. A special thank you to Clewiston
residents who dropped off supplies at the clinic.
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years Florida.
His hobbies include writing,
amateur filmmaking, motorcy-
cles and classic jaguar cars.
"I believe I must bring my best
self to the classroom every day
and be committed to the ongo-
ing and serious task of providing
students with a meaningful edu-
cation with which they can be
happy, productive citizens of our
country," he said.
He has two grown sons, one
a professional musician in Nash-
ville, Tenn. and the other in col-
lege in South Carolina.
"Right now, it's just me and
the cat at home," he said. "But
there is always hope."
Christie Piper
Christie Piper is the Band
teacher and teaches sixth, sev-
enth and eighth grades.
She attended Michigan State
University and Oklahoma Pan-
handle State University and holds
a Bachelor of Arts Education, Mu-
sic Education.
She grew up in Eaton Rapids,
Mich. .


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Her hobbies include music
and crafts.
She said her teaching philoso-
phy is "to help each person be
better tomorrow than they are
today."
She has five children, two
grandchildren and two cats.
Antonio Thomas
Antonio Thomas teaches sev-
enth grade Math.
He is a graduate of Western
Michigan University and holds a
Bachelor of Arts degree.
He grew up in South Bay.
Hobbies include coaching and
playing sports.
His teaching philosophy is
"trying is half the battle.".
"I'm very happy to be back
where it all started," he said. "I
was born here in Clewiston. I
have a beautiful wife, Tia, and
two wonderful daughters, An-
dria and Aalia. I coach football
at Clewiston High School and
I'm looking forward to winning
one more game than we did last
year."


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Public Input Meeting

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The City of Belle Glade's Recreation Department
will conduct a public meeting to discuss and receive
citizen input on a $200,000 Floridai Recreation
Development Assistance Program Grant application
for funding improvements to Airport Park. The
meeting will be conducted on the following day,
date, time and location:

Thursday, August 30, 2007, 5:30 p.m.
Belle Glade City Hall , Commission Chambers
110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West
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exercise.
Clewiston Middle is also gear-
ing up for the new school year.
Their main focus is improving
FCAT scores. Last year, the school
was rated a "C" school.
Gary Ensor, principal of the
middle school, hopes to improve
the FCAT scores by having the stu-
dents get more involved in math
and reading through specialized
curriculums targeting the two
subjects.
Meanwhile, Dr. Robert Eg-
ley, Clewiston High principal, is


Classes
Continued From Page 1
said that her story is typical of the
students who attend the school.
Dennis Bolan, the school's
G.E.D. instructor, explains that the
environment at the adult school
is much different from the high
school where he worked previ-
ously.
"It's like night and day," said
Mr. Bolan. "Ninety five percent of
the students who attend the adult
school are here because they
want to learn."


hoping that students take up the
school's reading, writing, science,
and math challenge - making
these subjects the core lessons
for this school year.
Dr. Egley says that the students
have improved from the previous
school year and is looking for-
ward to a fresh start and higher
FCAT scores.
"Every school year we redi-
rect our focus based on the new
incoming students, we find their
weak point and improve it wheth-
er they are high achievers, low
achievers, or average achievers,"
said Dr. Egley.
Clewiston High also hired two
new reading teachers to empha-


According to both Mr. Bolan
and Mr. Way, the school does
not have a discipline policy. Most
students, they find, police them-
selves and encourage each other
to stay out of trouble.
"The students have taught
themselves discipline," said Mr.
Bolan.
Administrators say the students
will need that discipline.
According to them, the G.E.D.
exam is made up of a variety of
subjects, including math, reading
and writing, and passing the test
is becoming increasingly difficult.
"It's no give-away," Mr. Way


size the importance of reading.
Mary Thomas, who has been
working there for 20 years, is
transferring from occupational
health to be the full time reading
coach, according to Dr. Egley.
Dr. Egley, his assistant prin-
cipal and some of the teachers
went to reading workshops over
the summer and learned different
strategies for students who read
at different levels. The administra-
tors' hope is that the school will
meet the standards for the No
Child Left Behind Act.
Hendry County schools began
classes began Aug. 20.
News Reporter Elizabeth Hiriart
can be reached at
ehiriart@newszap.com.


said. "People have the misunder-
standing that a G.E.D. isn't equiva-
lent to a high school diploma but
they're wrong."
According to the administrator,
there are some employers who
would rather hire someone who
had to work toward obtaining
their G.E.D. over someone with a
diploma because it demonstrates
persistence.
Last year, the school had, 60
graduates to complete the G.E.D.
program.
But it's the individual stories
that affect teachers more.
Mr. Bolan remembers ,one


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Riding away
Brothers J.D. and Jude Mass ride bikes with friend Aaron Congelton on a hot summer day
in Clewiston. ..


student in particular. A rowdy stu-
dent, the boy rarely listened to his
teacher.
"I would look forward to the
days he was absent. He was just
a handful," said Mr. Bolan. "But
when I had him as a student I told
him, 'One day, I will be a part of
your life. I don't know how, but
some day, I will."'
Then one day the student
showed up at the adult school.
"He was my worst student
there and he became my best stu-
dent here," said Mr. Bolan.
News Reporter Elizabeth Hiriart
can be reached at
ehiriart@newszap.com.

School News


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., inf the
Central Elementary cafeteria for
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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.:


Crash
Continued From Page 1
The passenger, Lazaro Delga-
do Jr., 25, of Clewiston, was pro-
nounced dead at the scene.
The accident is under investi-
gation, according to Lt. Tim Frith
of FHP.
Neither of the men was wear-
ing a seatbelt during the time of
the crash.
According to the lieutenant,
the concrete pole that the vehicle
struck was also involved in anoth-
er fatal accident in 2004.
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Breakfast available 8:30 until 11 a.m. and 1 until 3:30
p.m. For more information, please
at Hendry schools call (863) 983-1408 in Clewiston
Hendry County Schools offer or (863) 674-4041. Please bring
Breakfast at no charge to all of available shot records.
their students, every school day.
Breakfast times may vary 'from School Lunch
school to school, so check with
your child's school office for the prices increase
time schedule. Breakfast is the Due to inflation of food and
most important meal and needs labor cost,, the Hendry County
to be a part if your child's educa- School Board has had to increase
tional day. The National School lunch prices for all Hendry Coun-
Breakfast Program was enacted ty Schools. The price increase is
to ensure that school children are as follows: Elementary School
being served a nutritious break- Lunch $1.50,. Middle and High
fast daily. Studies have proven. School Lunch $1.75 and Adult
that higher academic and social Lunch $2.50.
achievement occur when break-.
fast is consumed. Make sure that Scout Pack
your child starts off his day right
with breakfast at Hendry County to meet
Schools. Cub Scout Pack 922 meets on
Thursday from 7-8 p.m.' in- the
Immunization Parish Hall of St. Margaret Cath,-
lic Church (20. [',North Deane Duff
shots available Atjenuje. We welcomee ALL bo s
Free. immunizations are avail- from first through fifth grades
able at tje Hendry County Health We're what scouting is all about'
Department, 1100 S. Olympia, Call (561) 723-6753 with ques-
Clewiston, or the LaBelle office lo- tions. Applications can also be
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Hospital Auxiliary members (left to right) Jeanette Nicholson
and Nancy Powers serve the community and they are looking
for more volunteers to join them

Hospital Auxiliary


seeks volunteers


CLEWISTON - Bored - too
much time on your hands? Tired
of Soap Operas or TV Sports? Get
Involved -- volunteer as a Hendry
Regional Medical Center Auxiliary
Member!
You can get a break from the
hum-drum of your daily routine
by getting out of the house for at
least four hours a week and giving
some time to your con-mniin
Hendry Regional Medical Center
is looking for men and women
who would like to volunteer their
services to the hospital Auxiliary.
Although most of volunteer's
time is spent in the gift shop, the
Auxiliary provides assistance in


other-departments as well. They
may be seen putting patient charts
together, offering directions, de-
livering flowers or making copies.
The Auxiliary uses the proceeds
from the gift shop to make pur-
chases for the hospital. In prior
years, purchases have included
surgical blood pressure monitors,
bed-chairs for family members,
hospital and laboratory equip-
ment, lobby furniture, and more.
For more information, stop
by the hospital gift shop for an
application or call Sheila Whitt,
the HRMC Auxiliary President, at
(863) 509-0118.


He's just arrived from the
frontline of leading child abuse
investigators. He speaks two lan-
guages.
He's on a mission to double
child advocate volunteers in Lee,
Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and
Glades counties to enable 100
percent of abused children to
have their voices heard in court
and the community.
Frank Prado has smoothly
moved into the Twentieth Guard-
ian ad Litem Circuit's Director
chair leading the local 5-county
Guardian Ad Litem Program and
he's already begun program-
matic changes designed to sup-
port current Guardian ad Litem
volunteers' advocacy for abused
children.
"Every day our Guardian ad
Litem volunteers and Program
staff work to provide competent
and proactive representation for
abused children with the goal of
moving a child out of a kind of
'personal limbo' in foster care
and into a permanent family -- as
quickly as possible."
The Guardian ad Litem Pro-
gram advocates for the best inter-
est of children who are alleged tc
be abused, neglected, or aban-
doned and who are involved in
court proceedings. Program rep-
resentatives, including Prograrr
staff, certified lay volunteers and
pro bono attorneys, work as a
team becoming familiar with the
child and the child's case and
making recommendations to the
court to help ensure a safe, car-
ing, stable and permanent eni-
ronment for the child. Guardian
ad Litem volunteers work with
various community partners to
ensure that the child is receiving
the assistance and support need-
ed to succeed.
"During the -past year, we've


doubled our Lee County volun-
teer child advocates," said Mr.
Prado, married and father of two,
"it's a start, but it's not enough.
We still need to once again dou-
ble our current volunteer num-
bers to serve 100% of abused
children. But, while we're getting
the word out that we need many
volunteers, I am working to build
an even stronger support staff
for volunteers and better tools to
help them be more effective."
This week, Alicia Guerra be-
came the Managing Attorney for
the Guardian ad Litem Program.
Ms. Guerra, known for her ag-
gressive representation of chil-
dren with the Guardian ad Litem
Program in Charlotte and Volusia
Counties, reflects the Statewide
Guardian ad Litem Program's
call within its own attorney ranks
to take an even more proactive
stance in representing children --
and to begin recruiting pro bono
attorneys to join the team.
It's a BIG job! In June, 18 kids
came into care in Hendry Coun-


Submitted photo
Frank Prado is the new direc-
tor for the five county Guard-
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ty -- with 95 entering from Lee.
Without a Guardian ad Litem
volunteer to represent their best
interests, half of these children
won't have their voice heard in
court or the community.
Mr. Prado invites anyone inter-
ested in volunteering, or more in-
formation, to call toll-free, state-


wide 1-866-341-1GAL to reach
their local Guardian ad Litem
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Glades Area Red Cross and Nisbet Enterprises teamed up to
help prepare the communities for emergencies. Left to right
are Steve Nisbet, Jr., Debbie McDuftie, Steve Nisbet, Sr.


McDonald's and Red

Cross form partnership


WEST PALM BEACH - The
Glades Area Branch of the Ameri-
can Red Cross Greater Palm
Beach Area Chapter joined Hen-
dry County Emergency Manage-
ment and the Fire Departments in
LaBelle, Clewiston and Western
Palm Beach County to hand out
preparedness information bags at
Nisbet Enterprise, Inc. owned Mc-
Donald's locations. Information
bags were stuffed with brochures
including a checklist of supplies
that should be included in a disas-
ter supply kit, how to purify water
in the event of water contamina-
tion and tips on preparing a fam-
ily disaster plan. Nearly 600 bags
we handed out over the course of
three days at three different Mc-
Donald's locations in Belle Glade,
Clewiston and LaBelle.
Debbie McDuffie, Glades Area
Branch Manager, said "Partner-
ing with Nisbet Enterprises has
allowed us the opportunity to
provide the community of Belle
Glade, Clewiston and LaBelle
with timely hurricane prepared-
ness information."
In addition to allowing the
Red Cross to hand-out informa-
tion to customers, Nisbet Enter-
prises also donated 5 percent of
net proceeds for the day to the
Red Cross, a total of $1,223. The


money raised will go to help the
Glades Area in the event of a hur-
ricane or other disaster.
Steve Nisbet, Sr., Owner of Nis-
bet Enterprises said "It is always
wonderful to give back to the
community, the information the
Red Cross provides is critical and
we are glad to be able to help."
The Red Cross recommends
three actions that everyone should
take to be prepared for disasters:
Get a Kit -- Including water
(one gallon per person per day),
food, flashlights, first aid kits,
medications, radio, tools, cloth-
ing, personal items, sanitary sup-
plies, money, contact information
and pet supplies.
Make a Plan -- Discuss a disas-
-ter plan with your family, choose
two places to meet, know how to
turn off your utilities and practice
your plan.
Be Informed -- Learn what di-
sasters or emergencies may occur
in your community, identify how
you will receive your information,
and contact the Red Cross about
disaster and CPR/First Aid train-
ing.
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preparing in the event of a hurri-
cane or other disaster, please call
(888) 237-7408 or visit www.red-
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Applications are still open,
through Aug.31, for the Leader-
ship Program for Hendry and
Glades Counties. The program
begins on Sept. 22 with a new
team building activity. Orienta-
tion is on Oct. 4 and the first of
six learning sessions on Oct. 24
starts this year's exciting Leader-
ship Program.
The class is limited to 20 and
members will be selected by
committee to participate in Civic
& Cultural, Government & Judi-
cial, Agri-business, Health & Edu-
cation, Growth Management, and
Water & Environment. One day
per month starting in October,
excluding December, and fin-
ishing in April will be dedicated
to one of the above mentioned
subjects. Participants will receive
a comprehensive education as
they learn all about the amenities
in Hendry and Glades Counties.


They'll be introduced to some of
the needs and challenges as well.
A few comments from last
year's class include:
"The class overall was a won-
derful experience. Can't wait to
be a part of future classes."
"A really great day: very in-
formative and interesting. Well
done,"
"Great presentation,"
"A very good program,"
"Outstanding. Very engaging
and full of great info."
Tuition is $500 to cover the
cost of the program including
transportation, insurance, food
and supplies. Contact Janice at
the Hendry County Economic
Development Council office,
(863)675-6007 or email her at
janicegroves@hendrycountyedc.
corn to arrange for an application
or to answer any questions about
the program.


Church hosts outreach event


The Wesleyan Community
Holiness Church in partnership
with Palm Beach Gardens' Christ
Fellowship, its primary outreach
supporter, conducted a major
event on Saturday, Aug. 11 from
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event
featured a cook out, which in-
cluded food, drinks, jump rope,
face painting and more. This was
followed by the school supplies
giveaway. Thanks to Palm Beach
Gardens Christ Fellowship there


were about 50 volunteers who
distributed school supplies and
cooked and served the food as
well. More than 300 people ben-
efited from this event. On behalf
of our community's recipients,
Reverend Davis thanks God and
P.B.G.C.F. for their generosity and
compassion. Thanks to Sher-
iff Rick Bradshaw, for the many
deputies that were there to help
control the crowd.


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Alligator hatching season
It's alligator hatching time at Gatorama in Palmdale. The
park expects to welcome a more than a thousand of the
chirping, grunting and snapping baby gators eager to es-
cape the confines of the eggs in which they have spent the
last two months. The babies will be emerging over the next
two weeks according to Allen Register owner of Gatorama in
Palmdale. Visitors to the park can watch the baby alligators
emerge from their eggs. Gatorama is located at 6180 US Hwy
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BEAGLE MIX- Female, On Rt
441, across from hospital,
next to rodeo grounds. Call
to identify (863)634-9017


CAT-Light yellow, long time
family member, female, thin
& spayed, skittish, .,,p'r,,,:
is missed, last seen in BHR.
Call (863)532-9224
CHARM BRACELET- gold,
sentimental value, $1000 re-
ward. (863)634-8345
DOG: Big, Brown, Brindle, Fe-
male in Ft. Denaud area. Re-
ward. (863)674-0321
PARROT, Small Quaker, in
Port LaBelle, call
'(863)675-7926 REWARD
SET OF KEYS- lost near 441
and the Lake, Has a "K" on
the key ring Call
(954)792-9292


BABY HAMSTERS- Okeecho-
bee area. (863)801-1302
BUTTERFLY KOI- Free, call
(904)298-5865
KITTENS- 2 females & 1 male.
10 wks old. Wormed. To
Good Home Only!
(863)634-3029
KITTENS- Orphan, approx 4
wks. Female. 1 black &
white & 1 orange & white.
(863)261-4166
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Job Information 225
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Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT-
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Transport Service Co.
Administrative
Position
Full Time Day Shift
Competitive Pay
Package & Benefits
Apply in Person or Fax
Resume to
740 South Industry Rd
Cocoa, FL 32926
Fax: 321-635-9023
City of Clewiston-Florida
Certified Police Officer
High School Diploma or GED
required. Valid Florida
Drivers License required.
Essential duties include field
work in the prevention,
detection and
investigation of crimes. A
valid State LEO Certificate is
required. Benefits include
State Retirement, health,
accident and life insurance,
generous vacation and sick
leave policy. Applications
and job description
available at
Human Resource Dept.,
115W. Ventura Ave.
Clewiston, FL.
Open t ill ed.
EOE. DFWRP
Driver: DON'T JUST START
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Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui-
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Drivers - Regional Auto Trans-
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Paid Benefits. Paid Training!
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needed for industrial projects
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ACCOUNTANT
Duda Farm Fresh Foods is currently seeking an Accoun-
tant. Will prepare monthly close activities, process
payables, analyze financial and report financial infor-
mation. Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in
Accounting, 1 year experience and be proficient in Mi-
crosoft Excel and Word. Minimal travel. Background
and physical required. Established company with ex-
cellent benefits and pay. Apply via email to:
HRBG@duda.com or mail resume to: HR Manager,
PO. Box 2015, Belle Glade, FL 33430. M/F/H/D/V.
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International Cultural Ex-
change Representative:
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placing and supervising high
school exchange students.
Volunteer host families also
needed. Promote world
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www.afice.org.
Online Advertising Account
Executive wanted for leading
newspaper advertising firm.
Must have 3+ yrs online
sales experience, knowledge
of metrics and technologies,
be a creative and .strategic
thinker, and have excellent
computer and communica-
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pensation, excellent benefits.
Send cover letter and resume
to bberry@flpress.com.
Our top driver made $54,780
in 2006 running our Florida
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Paid Training, Vacations, PT/FT.
866-749-1420
USWA
Small doctors office looking
for Medical Receptionist.
Must be detailed oriented
with clerical and computer
skills, responsible and re-
liable. 5 days fax resume to
(863)946-1110 or call
(863)946-1000.
TREE CLIMBER/TRIMMER
Experienced, Clean driving
record. Bi-Lingual a +.
Excellent pay & vacation.
Job location: Big Cypress
Seminole Indian Reservation.
Call Jessica 863-983-3028
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market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
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NURSES & THERAPISTS
Immediate need. Visits for
private home care agency.
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HEALTH CENTERS
IN PAHOKEE, FL
Has the following
positions available:
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2 yrs supervisory exp.
needed and current FL
LPN lic.
Front Office
Computer and medical
records exp. needed.
Bilingual pref'd. Competi-
tive salary and excellent
benefits.
Apply at: FCHC, 170S
Barfield Hwy, Ste 103,
Pahokee, FL, or fax resume
to (561)844-1013,
hr@fchcinc.orq.
EOE/DFWP

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WANTED: Reliable person to
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week, Belle Glade area. Call
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
Position Available

Grounds Keeper I- Assist in making the mainte-
nance operation more effective & more efficient.
Cut lawns, trim & edge walks, sprays lawn, rakes
& bags leaves, cleans grounds & removes litter,
minor repairs, etc. Must have the ability to per-
form manual labor. Must have a valid Florida driv-
er's license.
Library Assistant- Assists patrons in locating &
obtaining materials. Searches files, reference
shelves, & computerized information systems to
locate requested information. Assembles & ar-
ranges displays of books & other library materials.
Helps organize & nintaini reference nilaefials.
This position is a part time position wilh vacation
I & sick leave accrual.


Highway Maintenance Technician I- Maintains
highways, municipal and rural roads, and rights-
of-ways in safe condition. Knowledge in use of
standard equipment and hand tools used in field.
Must have a clean, valid Florida Commercial Driv-
er's license, Class B or higher with air brake en-
dorsement.

Heavy Equipment Operator I- This is skilled work
in the operation of public works equipment. Must
have two years experience in the operation of
highway construction and maintenance equipment
similar to that of assignment or any equivalent
combination of training and experience. Must have
a clean, valid Florida Commercial Driver's license,
Class B or higher with air brake endorsement.
Engineer in Trainina or Professional Engineer-
Hendry County is seeking an entry level engineer
with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering or a
related degree, to assist the Hendry County Engi-
neer in the design and planning of roadways, hy-
draulic systems, water and sewage systems,
storm water and drainage facilities, irrigation and
water conservation projects and other engineering
projects. The minimum requirements include a
Bachelor's Degree in civil, agricultural, rural, or re-
lated field of engineering; knowledge of CAD and
GIS software. Call 863- 675-5222 for a complete
position announcement. Salary range between
$36,920 - $60,000 depending on qualifications.
The positions are full time with medical benefits,
retirement, sick and vacation leave unless state
otherwise.

These positions will be open until filled.

Job description & applications can be obtained in
the Satellite Office in Clewiston & the Courthouse
Square in LaBelle in the HR Department.

Vet Pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing as-
sistance in the application process should contact
the Hendry County Commissioners HR department
(863) 612-4782.

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Driver Wanted!
We are looking for a minimum CDL
"B" with Hazmat who is looking for
a better opportunity. Our starting
pay is a minimum of $13.50 per
hour and we guarantee a minimum
:of 45 hours per week, plus quarterly:
cash bonuses. In addition, we offer
a benefit package that includes
Health Care, fully paid short and
long term disability, life insurance
and a 401 K retirement program with:
matching employer contributions.
Cut out the long commutes and :
call this LaBelle company today.
800-330-1369.
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F - UNITED STATES
SUGAR
CORPORATION

(20) Plant Mechanics
$20.06-$21.09 per Hour

US Sugar in Clewiston, Florida has several openings for
those with mechanical skills. We need Journeyman level
mechanics and those with multi-craft skills(Welding &Me-
chanical)
If you have five plus years of industrial plant experience,
please explore this unique situation.
MECHANICAL SKILLS

*Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and
repair either in part or in whole, facilities equipment such as
conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines,
steel structures, chutes, fans, pipelines, valves, vessels, pres-
sure vessels, etc.
WELDING SKILLS

* Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and process-
es such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plas-
ma methods to perform welding functions.
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 in Clewiston on the
southern shore of Florida's Lake Okeechobee between Fort
Myers and West Palm. This location is ideal for those inter-
ested in bass fishing, hunting, rodeos and mudders.
Email JJcervera@ussugar. com
Resume or brief paragraph of experience
Fax 863-902-2889
Stop In at the Employment Center on WC Owen Drive

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


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MEDICAL CENTER
.tW'iere It's.e jil oet gettinhzg Better'
LPN I or 1 (FT,PT, Perdiem)
FL LPN Lic. & IV Certi. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Full time - ER RN Ill Staff/Supervisor
Valid FL lic, Min 3yrs exp.. ACLS, PALS reo,
Perdiem - RN Nursing Supervisor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge or superviso-
ry status. ACLS PALS req,
Per Diem- C.NA or C.N.A Monitor Tech
Must possess a valid C.N.A Cert. and exp. monitoring rhythm recognition.
Full time - Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in area of
expertise.
Full time- CT/Radiologic Technologist
Attended a IRCERT school, must be ARRT registered with a valid
FL License to practice Radiologic Technology. Must have at least
2 years CT exp.
Full time - Office Manager (LaBelle Clinic)
Candidate should have a minimum of 3 yrs medical office man-
agement exp in a physician's office. Position requires skill in
developing and maintaining effective relationships with medical
and administrative staff, patients, and public.
Part time - Insurance Biller
3 plus yrs in a hospital or medical office setting pref
w/ at least I yr each of electronic billing and collections. Must
be knowledgeable ofthird party re-imbursements, co-pays, med-
ical terminology, and UB-92 and 1500 claim forms.
Full time - Medical Assistant (HFCC)
Must have a medical assistant certification and medical/ clinical
background to assist physician practice.
Fu time - Food Service Cook
2 cars experience as a healthcare cook pref. Must be able to
fow age appropriate specific criteria and therapeutic diets
and menus as ordered by physician.
mil .hendeiiclreional.org
Phone: 863-902-3079 or F-ri resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace * EOE


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The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE, DEPENDENT
LIFE INSURANCE & 401 K RETIREMENT


NOW HIRING
For Facility Expansion
Correctional Officers
Sergeants
Lieutenants
Assistant Business Manager
Dentist
RNs

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CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487

Equal Opportunity Employer
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MillWorker Needed Full-Time
Benefits Available
High School Diploma Req.
Apply in Person:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th St
Okeechobee, FL


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townhouse 2/2, furnitured/unafr-
nitured $1,200.00 a month.
*Tangelo Ave. beautiful 5 acs
$115K
*Main Everhigh Rd. SAc + new
CBS home, 3/2 REDUCED
$278.000
*20 Are Palm treenursery with
'Hunting Club paved $43K


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REDUCED $260,000.
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$245,000.
*Everhigh Acres Rd. 5 acres, mih
barn, beautiful $225,000,
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5*S Acres Fish Farm, 18 pools,
M/H $250.000
'5 Beautiful Acres and M/H
S$160.000


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Quality Homes at Discounted Prices!
Homes From the Low $50's.
Turn Key Packages Available,
F' F l Owned Since 1981

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ealFishingRetreat, WaterFront wLake"" access. Pancbo Palmai,
o bay boat house, Home completely remodeled Immaculate Retreat off Hwy 27 with
w/custom tile & professional landscaping Palm Tree Nursery, Stables and guest
SToday on one of Lakeprt's Finest Propertiese ! house. Call for Details


CLEWISTON
*3/2.5 Ridgewood Subdivison, 4 car
garage, large.pool, & more. $439,000
*4/3 Custom Home over 3200 sq.ft.
$399,000
"4/2.5 CBS w/brick. Irg lot $249,900
*3/2 CBS, New Constr. Harlem Academy,
two to choose from only $169,500
*3/2 CBS Home on Sugarland Circle.
Great Starter Home only $165,000!
.2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
*3/3 MH w/Lrg Screened Porch.
Seminole Manor. $120K Make Offer
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
"3/2 '05 CBS Home SHIP Etigible$159.000
*2/2 Palm Harbor, 55+ Community,
upgrades & extras galore! $142,500
*Like New 2/2 MH w/lrg sunroom.
MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118,5K
*2/1 MH-Lakeport with direct Lake
"0" Access. Reduced to $109,000
Owner Motivated
*3/2 MH, fireplace, completely tenced.
$92,500


PIONEER / LADECA / FLAGHOLE
"3 or 4 BD, 2 BA, Custom Log Home
on +/- 5 acres. Spanish tile, planted
palms and more. Call for details
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*3/2 MH aon 5 across ready for nursery
or livestock. $220,000
-Buildable lot ont Del Mopte Ave, $149,900W
Owner e ....... Available
*.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle Reduced to
$59,000
*2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
*A Rare Find in Lakeport Community!
10 acs. Oak filled lots. $55K per
ac. Owner Will Divide
*Highlands Co. 10, 28. & 80 AC
parcels starting at $23.500 per ac.
Owner Financing Available
*.22 ac MH lot in Clewiston $20,900
*Buildable lot located in Harlem. $15,000
*Mobile Home lot in Harlem $10,000
MONTURA
*1.88 AC with MH for only $105,000
* ,25Lots available. Starting at $25,000
*3/2 MH on Bald Cypress on 1.25 AC


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Remodeled! 4/2 w/ split
' toorpltn, hugr closets,
great yard-on NOrth'
side only $199.(900 Call
Luan
11)31 CBS tile, shed.
Della Tlobias W\dl
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only Sil4.9K
Waterfront Homes
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acre. itiicc enced vird,
16x20-carport shed,
Reduced from $79.9K
2)1.lndoins 55+
(.C'omiituai' ill Moore
I-avrt. Many iaeClm-
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$145K Call Ashley
3) Lad.co-lihomei on 10
ac with pond, only
$289.9K, Call Sam


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only $100)K
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A-2, prop. incl. 1990
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$1 0K Call Sam
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parcels in Ladeea. ask-
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3) CR833 2.5 a'res
possible commercial
$89K

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Moiturn'! Call Sam

5) t1 ac in Ladeca with
pond $239.9K, call
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Duda Farm Fresh Foods is currently seeking an experi-
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farm. Applicants should have 4 years experience
working with diesel & gasoline units, HS diploma (or
-E equivalent), dependable transportation, a drivers li-
: iten t cease and have own tools. This is an hourly position
ite m e n t paid weekly, year round, 5-6 days per week during the
season. Competitive wage and benefits package in-
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Grave ....... Full Time medical, dental, 401 (k), life and disability insurance,
Evenings Part Time as well as generous Paid Days Off and CEU's.
veins ...... lime OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT - CLEWISTON
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these positions complete an Creole a plus, premium paid for Bilingual.
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Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
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NEW SELF STORAGE DISHWASHER Kenmore: RUG RUNNERS (3) Large, BUNK BED, with matching NEW THERAPEUTIC MAG- ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR-
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x1 , 5 Works well. $50 Wool, Very color full. $10 for desk & chair. $250 NETIC KING MATTRESS- Quickie, Like new. Pd over ORGAN, $100 (863)517-1935
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full (863)946-3822 all. (863)467-7659 (561)449-6543 New $1100 asking $600 $5000. asking $750. or best LaBelle
electric, secure on Commereio (863)357-5754 offer. (863)634-0164
from Clewiston ir conditioner EFRIGERATORLa $25. BUNK BEDS,Top is twin, built 5754 offer. (863)634-0164
St. Dept. 86350 83-6663, Air Conditioners 505 (863)517-1935 LaBellef. in desk, bottom bed is separ- PILLOWTOP MATTRESS-
Police Dept. 863-983-6663, Antiques 510 (863) ate queen size, complete. Twin size. $20 MI
863-983-2808, afterhrs. Appliances 515 REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, BABY ITEMS- Bassinet, bath- $250 (863)610-2531 (863)528-3235 BIRD CAGE, With playground,
863-983-8979 Appliance Parts 520 side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice tubs, portable bassinet, play CHAIR, Leather, Burgundy, 6 ROCKING CHAIR- Slider Gild- ADULT MOVIES (150+), VHS, used, good condition, $100.
Beauty Supplies 525 maker, works well. $195 mat, bouncers & more. $100 mob. old, Very soft, over- er. Wooden with cushions. Adult, X(, $575. or best of- (863)673-0066
Looking for a place to Bicycles 530 (863)946-3822 will sep (863)697-8881 sized. Exc. cond., aid $600, Asking $50 or best offer fr. (561)633-1371 BLUE TICK BEAGLES- full
hang your hat? Look no Books & Magazines535k b fblooE T M
further than the classi- Building Materials540 REFRIGERATOR, washer & CONVERTIBLE CRIB- With asking $350 (863)763-0583 (863)697-2168 AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train blooded, 13", M/F, $300
fields. Business Equipment 545 dryer, microwave, 2 desks & mattress. Graco Bounce, High CHAIR- Oversized, leather, SECTIONAL SOFA- 3pc, great for high paying Aviation each (863)675-3988
Carpets. Rugs 550 couch, $600 for all or will Chair Good cond. $185. Will green, excellent condition, shape, 7 feet long, $175 Maintenance Career. FAA ap- CHIHUAHUA: 1 year old fe-
Children's Items 555 sell sep (863)983-7575 sep. 863-673-2726 $250 or best offer. (863)697-8507 proved program. Financial male. $150. (863)983-1970
China, Glassware, Etc. 560 (83)6-743lavmaid if qualified - Job place-
Clothing 565 REFRIGERATOR- Whirlpool, CRIB, Oak wood. Excellent (863)763-7443 leave msg STEREO/TV SHELF, Taupe ment assistance. CALL Avia- CHIHUAHUA PUPS- Champ
Coins Stamps 570 18 cu ft, ice maker, runs condition. $100. COFFEE & END TABLE, Cherry metal, 3 glass shelves, about tion Institute of Maintenance bloodline, CKC reg, $450
Collectibles 575 good, good condition. $150 (863)673-5704 wood & glass top, like new. 4 ft. high, exc. cond. $45 (888)349-5387. (863)674-4771
Computer/Video 580 (863)484-0267 $175 (863)675-2804 (863)634-5038 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE DOG CAGE- Steel, 8 x 8. $100
Crafts.Supplies 585 REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool, COMPUTER DESK & ENTER TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- Good from home. Medical, busi- (863)230-0031
Cruises 590 Side By Side, 22 cu ft. Ice CENTER- asking $150 for condition. $25. or best offer ness, paralegal, computers, FISH TANK- 240 aln with
Fireplace Fixture600 maker needs repair. $150. BASEBALL CARD COLLEC- both or will sep (863)610-1823 criminal justice. Job place- FISH TANK- 240 gallon mwitve.
Firelwood Fxture 605 (863)983-4940 TION- 4000 +. assorted (863)467-5756 TWIN/FULL/QUEEN/KING- All ment assistance. Financial accessories.You move.
Furniture 610 REFRIGERATOR- White, used cards, 1970-today. $500 CORNER CURIO CABINET new factory direct from aid and computer provided if $300(863)6756214
Fursitu 615 FRIERATOd ito, u (863)467-8272 CORNE CU id woodCABNE, fa$139. (561)351-9085fro qualified. Call FISH TANK- 50 gallon w/wood
Health & Reducing (863)673-0066 ELVIS COLLECTION: Many washed oak, glass shelves, appointment. neTewaterTech.comorn cabinet & offer . (239)657-8493
Equipment 620 items, Rare items, items from lights. $225 (863)634-5038 WOOD TOP TABLE- Round,
Heating Equipment/ WASHERS & DRYERS Graceland, memorabilia. $300 COUCH & LOVESEAT: Rattan 42" w/4 matching chairs, in- DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS GREAT DANE PUPPIES, 4
Supplies 625 STACK UNITS neg. (863)467-0627 w/Matching Tables, 2 End & cludes glass for top. $45 children, etc. Only one signa- mos. old, shots, $500 ea.
Household Items 630 $95 & up, Up to 1 yr warranty ture required! *Excludes (863)228-6299
Jewelry 635 REFRIGERATORS & STOVES FLAGS- collection, (153) 10" 1 coffee. Cream w/peach. (863)528-3235 govt. fees! Call weekdays
Lamps/Lights 640 (239)694-0778 to 132", includes seasonal, $200 863-467-7659' 800)462-2000, ext.600. LOVEBIRDS- $30
*' Luggage 645 holiday, flowers etc., $750 COUCH- Light tan/beige tapes- f8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, (863)697-8731
Medical Items 650 NEG (863)675-6556 try w/a recliner on each end. LLC. Established 1977. PARAKEETS, $10
Miscellaneounts 655 SHIP COLLECTION, Wooden: $350 (863)467-8942 Iv msg CART '96- Elec- FRESHAIR AIR PURIFIER- By (863)697-8731
Office Supplies/ $75 for all. (863)228-7230 COUCH- Multi colored, w/light tric, for parts. $350 Ecoquest. Used approx 1 yr. POODLE, White, 2 yr. old,
Equipment 665 MIX MASTER- Sunbeam, with beige background, 78"L, (863)763-3551 All access. $300. Call Male w/papers. All shots.
Pets -Supplies/ dough hooks, food slicer & ' very good condition. $250 (863)447-5195 for more info $450. (863)697-0465
PServices 670 shredder. Never used. $50. (863)467-2639 MISC. ITEMS, VHS, DVDs, T- SHIH TZU- male, 12 wks old,
Photography 675 (863)763-7355 DESK- L shaped, over all shirts, 8 tracks & player. All black w/white markings, all
Plumbing Supplies 680 DELL P4 - Complete. Window length 6', Top width 29", 3 SHOTGUN- El Faisan, Eligoibar new. $300 for all, will separ- shots & wormed, $500
Pools Suppes 685 X Etc. $200 neg. drawers. Exc. cond. $40. 4-10 double barrel made in ate.(863)467-8731 (863)228-7230 Must See!l
Equipment 690- (863)517-2782 Tony (863)763-6665 Okee. Spain. Wildlife engraving on
Satellite 695 BIKES- 2", 1- /gears 1 LAPTOP- Dell, Windows XP, DINING ROOM TABLE- 4 metal. $275. (863)675-3878 new batteries. $unda500 old, Males. Adorable,3 must
Sewing Machines 700 w/t 1-Bys, 1-Girs. many programs, Good chairs, light wood w/tile top, n (863)675-6214 see! $400. Now taking de-
Sporting Goods 705 for both or will separate. shape, loaded, $350 exc condition. $100 or best 8367-24see!t$400. Now(takingdo-
Stereo Equipment 710 (863)6979704 (863)674-0212 offer. (863)447-9391 EWANTED: 10 HOMES To pos (863)675-7105
Television'Radio 715 Show Off Our New Lifetime Stamp Out ITCHAMACALLITS!
Tickets a 720d 0 5 i dingMONITOR- 19" Gateway, DRESSERS (2)- 1 white, 1 BOWFLEX EXTREME- You Exterior Paint. Call Nowt to Shampoo with Happy Jack'
Tools 725 !a rl 04 beige, good picture. $30 brown, asking $40 for both
Toys ol Games 730 (863)697-2033 or will sell separate pick it up. $700 or best offer, see if your home qualifies. Paracide II & ItchNOMore".
(863)467Toys & Games 730 (863)697-2033 or -5756 separate (772)538-0328 Okeechobee 8 0 0 ) 9 6 1 - 8 5 4 7. Apply Skin Balm ". At farm
VCRs 735 BIFOLD OORS- 2 sets with ((863)4675756() Lic.#CBC010111) & feed stores, www.happy-
Wanted to Buy 740 louvers. Good condition. DRESSERS (2), 9 drawers TREADMILL- Like new . j$200. ackinc.com.
(863)357-6315 Okee area ANTIQUE LANE CEDAR of drawers, has 5 drawers.
CHESTS (2) old good cond. -u
AMETAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$ Your choice $100 firm END TABLE, with drawer, dark CLARINET: Wooden, Late
buy direct from manufactur- (863)467-6805 wood. $25 (863)763-0215 RING- Mans, 10 kt gold pinky 1930's Buffet Crampon Ar- ABOVE GROUN POOL,
er. 20 colors in stock with all ring w/small diamonds, exc ticulated G sharp, All org. w/ 18x33, complete package.
S AIR COND 3 ton pkg AC with accessories. Quick turn BEDROOM SET - twin bed, 1 LIVING ROOM SET- Couch, cond $200 or. best offer case. $1000 863-634-4030 $1500(863)673-4618
t an around. Delivery Available.. armoire, 1 smaller dresser, loveseat, coffee table & 2 (863)763-2458
heat, can install, $400 352)498-0778 Toll free baseball theme, good cond. end tables, new, exc cond. FLUTE, like new, $250 FILTER, Haywood, 3/4 motoi
(8b3)675-8937 888)393-0335 code 24. $500. (863)357-1683. Asking $500 (863)447-9391 - ' - IT (863)675-2804 - & Perflex filter. $80
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.'(863)467-4994
f ^ 3 AIR CONDITIONER UNIT- BEDROOM SET- 5 pc, exc MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT- GUITAR CABINET: Custom (863)467-4994h
3 1/2 ton Payne, brand new, PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300 cond, 2 nightstands, 1 antique, w/fold down desk, SCOOTERS (2), Electric, $400 Built 77"Tx42"W, 2 solid JACUZZI- runs good, seats
W nitfor house. $1000 or best for all. Call (561)762-4620 dresser w/mirror & 1 ar- pigeon holes, lots of storage for both, will sep. doors & shelf, Reduced to 5-6 people, $200
offer. (863)228-5038 Jupiter area. moire. $350 (850)758-7103 $400 neg (863)467-6805 (863)675-0122 LaBelle $299. neg. (561)633-1371 (239)340-8503

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Optional 1 Car Garage ($178,000)
Selling Below Appraisal Value
Seller To Pay Closing Costs up to $6,000
Call for Appointment 983-5781
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ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023.
RESIDENTIAL 4BR, 3BA 2-car garage, pool 3BR, 2BA w/ extras on lake
Condo Bass Capital $159,000 $375,000 $120K
2/2.5 Townhomes from $199,900 3/4BR 2 1 2RA on lake $428,000 3BR, 2BA SWI'H Muntura 1.25
4BR, 2BA New Home Reduced 4BR, 2BA nSilfdde $290,000 acres furnished $98,000
to $295,000 2 or 3BR, 1 1 2EB.A Huge rear SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in
3BR. 2BA Royal Palm $249,000 yard $239,000 or rent for Woodland S/D .27 S,000
3BR1,200 p.m 3BR, 2BA MH Harlem $80,000
3BR. 2BA 2006 Modular in 3BR, 2BA Brick. fenced back VACANT LAND
,1,.r iAr, Reduced $169,900 yard $240,000 N.IH Lot in Sherwood $24,900
3BR, 2BA with pool $289,000 2BR, 1BA Corkscrew Blvd. 1.37 Montura 1.25 acre lots avail. Call
2BR, 2BA Really Cute $125K acre $175,000 for Listings.
i,-F, 2BA with den $299,000 3BR, 2BA w/ mother-in-law F 1 .,,,1- 41 ac $110,000
3BR, 2EA. above ground pool quarters (1BR, 1BA kitchen) Woodlands S/D 2 lots reduced to
$184,900 $395,000 $32,500 each,
2BR, 1BA with fireplace -.14L i: MOBILE HOMES Pioneer 7 lots :'56,.5ii0
., E. ' R.\w *... I I,.l., , .I ,, ; 4RR' 2BA, D'V.'fIlH $134,900 Pioneer 1 i ,, ricr,-_t,'. -45K e. ch
4BR, 'PA l., d,.. , to ""'K Pioneer SWMH on 2.5 acres ,,,t, ,: Home Lot -1.0 l500
3BR, .,2BA 2 acres F ,. BR 3BA DWM 470 acres Pioneer $1 3 ,R r
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.:',E. 2BA pool Ridgeview #1 3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
�. 4, , 'i 1$119900 $200,000
4BR, 2BA Fully Furnished 3BR, 2BA DWMH Sherwood FOR RENT
North-side $359.000 $79,000 2/2.5 Townhomes near marina
4BR, 2BA with pool RIl,.,- .r. 3BR, 2BA DWMH screened $1,500 per month includes
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RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT
20 Quart Steam Kettle, 36"
Char Broiler, 6 Burner Stove,
Triple Sink, Hand Sink,
3 Door Freezer, Walk in
Cooler, Meat Slicer & Bar
Tables. (305)322-2056
Clewiston area



HUNTING BOW- With 6 ar-
rows & extra accessories,
good condition. $70 or best
offer. (863)697-9014
TABLE- For boat or motor
home, rectangular, re-
movable, two legs, like new.
$30 (863)697-2033



MEMPHIS 210- Box, and flip
out TV/Radio, & amp, $500
(863)634-7157
STEREO SYSTEM- Fisher, in
cabinet. Dual cass., 5 disc
CD player (plays 45's & 33's
also). $100. (863)357-6315
SUBWOOFERS- 112 Mem-
phis, M3 Series, 800 watts
rms. $125. (863)763-8797
SUBWOOFERS- 2, MMATS
Pearl Audio, 215, Brand
new. Still in box $350.
(863)763-8797



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)261-2167
after 7pm.

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CIRCULAR SAW: Dewalt, 7
1/4", Professional grade.
Like new w/case. $125.
(863)467-1958
DRILL MACHINE, 1" floor
stand, $150 (863)467-4994
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
HAMMER DRILL: Milwaukee,
1/2", 18 volt. Good condition
w/case. $90.
(863)467-1958
PAINT SPRAYER- Magnum by
Graco XR7, Airless, Like
new, used 1 time. Power
piston $475. (863)697-9704
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
RYOBI MITER SAW- Electric,
good condition. $50
(863)610-4674
TORCH- hoses & regulators,
owner tanks. $325 or .best
offer (863)763-4643

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REMOTE CONTROL TRUCK T-
MAX- 1 complete, extra
parts, $650 (863)634-0018



Wanted- Corn/Potato Roaster,
used, in good condition.
239)495-7513 Bonita
springs


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



BAY PHILLY, 5 months old,
leads, loads, ties & good
manners. $400
(863)381-9353
HAY FOR SALE
1100 lb. Large Alfalfa bales
$210.
50 Ib Alfalfa mix bales, $11.
Fresh Canadian Hay
Delivery Available
(863)528-6758 '



BUSHHOG, Howse, 4', very
good shape, $350 or trade
for finish mower.
(305)299-1203 Clewiston
DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500. or
best offer. 863-634-7706
GAS LAWN EDGER- K & S,
2hp Briggs, new bearings on
shaft, runs good. $75
(863)467-8629
JOHN DEERE 260, 46" cut,
runs good. $400
(239)691-0657
LAWN TRACTOR, Yanmar,
Diesel, Bush Hog & Box
Blade. $2500 or best offer.
(863)634-2582
MOWER- DR Whisper Lite
cordless electric mower.
New battery, $150.
(863)467-2482
PICNIC TABLE/GLIDER- Cano-
py & cushions. Brand new.
$700. or best offer.
(863)610-1823
PUSH MOWER- 4.5 hp, Briggs
& Stratton. $50
(863)230-0031


PUSH MOWER- Murray, self
propelled, 6hp, electric start,
20" cut, high wheeler. $250
(863)763-3551
RIDING LAWNMOWERS (2)-
42", 12 1/2 hp & 14 1/2 hp,
both need work or for parts.
$75 both (863)467-8856



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



$302/Mo! 5BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo!
For listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5669.
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-
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CLEWISTON- Condo, furn,
2br, 2ba, corner unit w/open
view, kitch, porch tiled &
screened. Exc cond. Parking
- space, community pool.
Great location, adjacent to
Lake 0 & ramp.
(352)256-9325

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3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$19,9001 Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $302/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
Affordable 4BR/2BA $16,900!
Only $199/Mo! HUD Homes
5% down 20 years @ 8%
apr! For local listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5853.
CLEWISTON
2br/1ba, $700. Security
deposit req. No pets.
561-996-3744
GLADES, 1/2 A, 3BR, 2BA, 12
mls E. of LaBelle, Rt 80. W/D
& central AC (305)299-5675
or (954)270-0192
*Houses*Trailer Lots*
*Horse Stalls* Brangus Bull*
Clewiston/Dr. LE Thompson,
Jr. (754)224-0364
MOORE HAVEN: 3 Bdrm., 2
Ba., $900 mo., 1st., last &
sec. dep. Call 863-227-0020
or 863-983-9480
Never Rent Again! Buy,
5BR/2BA $38,000! Only
$302/Mo! 3/BR $11,000! 5%
down 20 years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
RIVER HOME: 2 Bdrm., 2 Bath
w/Florida room & 2 car gar-
age in LaBelle area. Large
yard. (727)599-3007








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








TENNESSEE- 4 ac with beauti-
ful Lake view in Claiborne
County Tenn. Call Marta
423-489-5626



MOORE HAVEN- Furn. rm,
A/C, Dish Satellite, Movie
channels, Util incl $125. wk.
$125. Sec dep (863)946-0355
OKEE., 1 room with private
restroom. Drug Free. Back-
ground check. $350. mo.
(863)261-2246
OKEECHOBEE- 4br house, full
hse priv, W/D, pool, garage,
$600/mo + $50 util. 6 mos
lease. (561)254-9326


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses - Sale 1015
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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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
BELLE GLADE, 2BR, 2BA CBS
home for sale. 700 SE Ave F.
New roof in '06. Home needs
only minor work. Owner moti-
vated to sell! Serious inquiries
only. Asking $169,000. Call
(561)261-3924


HARLEM 3/2
- Brand New -
Harlem Academy Drive
Appliances, New carpet,
C/Air, 1 Car Garage,
Landscaped. $1:64,500, .
Low Down payment
Call Owner: 863-673-5071
or 561-996-8010
HOME FOR SALE- 3/2/2,
Screened in back porch,
shed, brick fire pit in back-
ard, home built in 2000.
$260,000 (561)261-2554
Belle Glade
Investors Palm Harbor
Modular Homes From $53
sq ft finished on your lot.
Free color brochures Call
John Lyons (863)860-3062.
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
LEHIGH, 1900 sq ft. '83 4BR,
2BA, + Den $148K. or Rent.
ACREAGE, 5 acres, Zoned AG.
$140K (239)368-7164

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1ST TIME OFFERED Colorado
Mountain Ranch. 35 ACRES
- $39,900. Priced for Quick
Sale. Overlooking a majestic
lake, beautifully treed, 360
degree mountain views, ad-
jacent to national forest. EZ
Terms. (866)353-4807.
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.
ARIZONA LAND LIQUIDA-
TION! Near Tucson, Football
Field Sized Lots. $0
Down/$0 Interest,
$159/Month ($18,995 total).
FREE INFORMATION. Money
Back Guarantee!
(800)682-6103 Op#10.
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.
Chattanooga Mountains
Spectacular River views
800+/- Acres Trade for in-
come producing Real Estate
or $3,500/ acre Higgenbot-
ham Auct. Intl. Ltd Inc. FL
Lic #AU305/AB158
(800)257-4161 higgenbot-
ham.com.
Coastal Georgia Land Liqui-
dation! 20 to 40+ acres
from $99,900 to $169,900.
Beautiful timber, potential to
subdivide. Pay no closing
costs for limited time. Excel-
lent financing. Call Now!
(800)898-4409, x 1333.


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




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,
863)509-0096 or
863)946-3636
NEW 2 BR / 2 BA Double wide
in the Moore Haven Yacht
Club 55 and older commu-
nity. Very secure w/ use of
swimming pool and club
house. $650 mo. Call Lo-
raine (863)946-2790.
NEW 2 BR / 2 BA Double wide
in the Moore Haven Yacht
Club. Pool, Club House, Riv-
er Access. Maintenance in-
cluded. 55 and older
community. $725 monthly.
Call Loraine (863)946-2790.
WATERFRONT, Moore Haven
w/ River access. 2 Bdrm., 1
Ba., Completely furnished.
All appl's. W & D. $650. mo.
For info, call 954-914-8162
or 863-634-0791


863 610-0754
FXD STOCK SEAT- Fits '04 &
'05 'Harley Davidson. $50
(863)357-0344/610-0754
HARLEY '07- Sportster
XL1200L, Cobalt. blue, 900
mi, always garaged,
$11,000 neg (863)612-0550
KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR
2005, Low mileage. Asking
$2000. (863)675-8356 La-
Belle.
MOTOR SCOOTER- Off the
road. Runs perfect $150.
(863)610-4674
SUZUKIE GS1000 1982, Little
over 10K mls. Garage kept.
$1400 (863)253-1777



ATV, Yamaha Blaster '04,
Great condition. Many ex-
tra's. $2500 or best offer,
(863)983-2287 Clewiston
BEAR TRACKER- '02, 2 WD,
Looks & runs great. $1800.
or best offer. 239-657-8372
or 229-7457 Immokalee
FOUR WHEELER 2006, 150
CC, Like new. Asking $900
or best offer. (863)673-2314
GO-CART, Nice shape. 6.5hp
Tecumseh, New clutch,
$450. or best offer.
(863)467-5052
GO-CART, Walmart brand,
paid $1300, asking $500
(863)673-4618
POLARIS TRAILBOSS 330,
'04, 'exc. cond., $2500.
(863)467-5299


Adult section of Tropical
.-* *. ., * "- Mobile Home Village, #23,
- - - 12x56, 2BR, 1 1/2BA, screen
porch, carport, new appls.
- - _-Asking $15,500 negotiable
w/furniture. Extras included.
(863)983-7915 or
2 (863)677-2002
BANK REPO'S
COUNTRY ACRES MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
n $79,000 & up, 3/4/5BR, 561-385-4694
ailable or use your land DISTRESS SALE: All Double-
nancing available. wides must go! Take a look
and make an offer. Lowest
prices in years. Call Kenny
, @ (863)673-4325
i LAND / HOME PACKAGE. Re-
O oSt duced to the lowest prices
Prp y- Savailable in South West,
Florida. All offer will be con-
LIMITED TIME OFFER 100% sides. Call (863)673-4325
FINANCING- Gated Lakefront MONTURA, Super Clean, Late
Com nt of t u NTURA, Super Clean, Late
Community of the N Blu model DW, 1 1/4 acre corner
Ridge Mtns. 90 miles of lot on paved rd. New apple ,
Shoreline start $99,000. Call Titled fir., Priced to sell,
Now (800)709-LAKE. won't last long. $99,500.
Move to the Smoky Mdun- Owner 863-673-5071
tains 3/4-3 acre tracts start- NEW 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile Home
ing at $79,900. 15 mmn from in the low $30's. Lowest
Pigeon Forge Gatlinburg. prices in 5 years. Take ad-
Low taxes Low crime. Ma- vantage. Low Down Pay-
jestic Mountain Views ment, Low Monthly
(888)215-5611 x101 Payments. Call Kenny @
www.mountainhighti.com. (863)673-4325
NC: Best buy in mountains! No Money Down w/your land
Two acres with spectacular equity included. New 3 and 4
view, paved road, gated, BR Doublewides for low
housesite in, owner financ- monthly payments. Call
ing. Bryson City. $65,000, (863)673-4325
$13,000 down. Call owner!
(800)810-1590. www.wild- SINGLEWIDE, 3 BR, 2 BA on
catknob.com. 1 acres lot. Home is in very
good condition. $5000
Near the Blue Ridge Parkway down. Owner financing.
in VA, 5 ac tracts w/views Good credit or Bad credit ac-
and creek frontage. $49,000 cepted. Call Kenny.- --
Larger tracts available. (863)673-4325
Chances Creek Realty,
www. chancescreekreal-
tycomRecreation
NORRIS LAKEFRONT, LAFOL-
LETTE, TENNESSEE, New
Gated Development, Fantas-
tic Views, Deep Water,
Utilities, Boat Launch, Near
Golf Course, One Hour North Boats 3005
of Knoxville, www.hidden- Campers/RVs 3010
springsonnorrislake.com, Jet Skiis 3015
(800)362-4225. Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
North Carolina Cool Mountain Motorcycles 3030
.Air, Views & Streams, Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906. AIR BOAT - Alum, 11it, w/150
www.realtyofmurphy.com. GPU, dual mags, $4500
OWN WESTERN NC MOUN- AIR, BOAT- 13ft deep alum
TAIN LAND Spectacular hull, 0540 angle valve
property with panoramic $9500 neg (863)634-5959
views, minutes to Asheville! MAST- 30', Spreaders & wire
40+ acres of conservation fits medium size sail boat.
area, miles of nature trails. $200. (305)394-4906
10 minutes to hospital,
shopping & dining. Acreage QUANTUM '90, 16ft, Fish &
from $129,990. Owner: pleasure boat w/trailer trol-
(866)800-4561. ling motor, exc. cond. $1895
(863)673-5947 or 673-4660
So. Colorado Ranch Sale 35 (863)673-5947 or 673-4660
Acres- $39,900 Spectacular RAVEN CUDDY CABIN I/0
Rocky Mountain Views Year BOAT- 23', 3.0 Mercruiser,
round access, elec/ tele in- needs work. $1000 or best
cluded. Come for the week- offer.,(863)801-9394 after 5
end, 'stay oiin heiim ' SPORTSCRAFT- 'Tri hull- walk
Excellent financing available thru windshield, 60hp Mar-
w/ low down payment. Call ner outboard, galv trailer,
Red Creek Land Co. today! ner outboard, galv trailer,8038
(866)696-5263 x 2682. t $650. (863)467-8038
SOUTHERN COL O WATER TANK- Poly, V
SOUTHERN COLORADO 5 shaped, 45 gal for boat. $45.
Acre Homesites $59,900 (305)394-4906
GRAND OPENING SALE _ _ _ _ _ _ _
SEPTEMBER 15TH &16TH. _ , ,
Gated community, under- jam jjjr/V 300
ground utilities, 1,100 acres
of open space, spectacular RI TRAVEL TRAILER '78-
mountain views. Great pri- started reconstruction, 31ft,
mary/ secondary home. great hunting camper, $500
Recreation galore! Call To- or best offer (863)634-7598
day for appointment!
(866)696-5263 X 2563. Le
Unbelievable LAND SALE!-
Saturday, September 15th. CEDAR CREEK CUSTOM 5TH
20 acres only $29,900. WHEEL '02- 3 slides, 37ft,
SAVE $10,000. Plus, NO $16,000 (321)403-6622
closing costs. Subdivision
potential! Big mountain Join all the people who
acreage, spectacular views, say, "I solar it In the clas-
1 mile to'Nicklaus designed .slleds.
golf course. Near Tennessee
River & recreation lake. Ex- -
cellent financing. Call now Acesr I30
(866)999-2290, x1426.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS my BOAT MOTOR- Evinrude 25hp,
dream rustic 2- story log asking $200 or best of-
cabin on 13 acres with barn, fer(863)763-0812
pastures, woods, creek, ad-, STAINLESS PROP- Johnson
joins Jefferson National For- 200, excellent cond., $135
est with miles and miles of or best offer (863)763-4643
trails, have to sell $389,500
owner (866)789-8535.

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200. (863)634-7706 All other creditors of the decedent and This meeting is open to the public LOT 5, BLOCK 2165, PORT LABELLE
0. (863)634-7706 other persons having claims or de- Ma ri UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
mands against decedent's estate must Mark Colbert, Chairman THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
file their claims with this court WITHIN 232657 CRB/CG /23/07 BOOK 3, AT PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC
J j 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY.
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, FLORIDA
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
truck, no title. $750 or TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO- required to serve a copy of your writ-
offer. (863)467-1670 BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER ' ten defenses within 30 days after the
S BARRED. . first publication, if any, on Echevarria,
'89 Flatbed, Brand new NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS Codlis & Stawiarki, Plaintiff's attor
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED ney, whose address is 9119 Corporate
w/less that 500 mls. TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
I new heads. 350 small DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS 33634, and file the original / with this
$1500 863-697-6644 BARRED Court either before service on Plain-
The date of first publication of this notice I tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
SILVERADO '04, Ext is August 23rd & 30th, 2007. - otherwise a default will be entered
1k, undr warran- r n against you for the relief demanded in
x4, 13k, underwarran- Personal Representative: A the Complaint or petition.
xtras, excellent cond. Gloria H. Pollock RA DIN G A This notice shall be published once each
,00 (863)763-4596 3770 Fort Adams Avenue week for two consecutive weeks in the
___ [_O IO ____LaBetle, FL 33935 NEtWSPA ETRf Clewiston News.
4X4 '95- 78K orig Attorney for Personal Representative: WITNESS my hand andthe seal of this
Osr , McKt ney rater, PA. Courtont is 8th day of August, 2007 .
Granny's truck, $5500 Lance M. McKinney, Attorney makes you a more informed
772)283-1699 Florida Bar No. 882992 Barbara S. Butler
723783 Seago Lane and interesting person. No Clerk of the Court
RANGER '92, 4 cyl., Fort Myers, FL33901 wonder newspaper readers
0 or best offer Telephone: (239)939-4888 By Is! Hammond
or best offer. Fax: (239) 277-1601 are more successfull As Deputy Clerk
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF ISSUANCE OF PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its issuance of a permit
S. \ (Permmit No. SI 50-0129049-015 ) to Everglades Adventures RV and Sailing Resort
pertaining to the development of 6.25 acres of upland at the City of Pahokee Mari-
I LF A RS na enailing construction of paring facilities, restaurant, restrooms, swimming
SEZ-50 pool and related appurtenances and the construction and operation of a surface
water management system to serve the proposed marina development..
The permit is for activity located at the end of North Lake Road West of Dike, Paho-
kee, Palm Beach County, 33476, Section 18, Township 42 South, Range 37 East,
Lat: 26o 49' 29.7385: and Lon: -80' 40' 2.3762".
The permit is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00
Sherri Enfinger, Manager * www.gilbert-golfcars.com a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the rosda
Department of Environmental Protection, Southeast Distrct Office, 400 North
8O 763-E434 Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida.
3 . P Av L This permit is granted unless a timely petition for an administrative proceeding
315 S. ParrottAvenue* Okeechobee, FL 34974 heang) is filed pursuant to the provisions of 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida
____________________L_ Statutes, before the deadline for filing a petition. The procedures for petitioning
for a hearing are set forth below.
m mobiles T k I A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed
permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under
sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain
I DODGE PICK UP '90- 4x4 the information set forth below and must be filed received by the Clerk) in theqf
folce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard,
. (works), 150 ram, runs Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Forida 32399-3000.
I I I good, tool box. $1700 or - Petitions by the applicant or any of the parties listed below must be filed within 21
best offer (863)634-0564 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than
. _ _ _ _ _these entitled to witten notice under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes
tomobiles 4005 FORD F250 '85- 4wd, 6.9 die- tomust b filed within 21 days of publication of the notice or within 21 days o re-
itornobiles 4005 FORD F250 '85- 4Wd, 6.9 die- ceipt ofthe written notice, whichever occurs first. ,
tos Wanted 4010 sel with 4 spd. $800 In accordance with rule 62-110.106(3), Florida Administrative Code, petitions for an
issic Cars 4015 863)531-0072 or administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 21 days of receipt of
commercial Trucks 4020 (863)227-4400 such notice, regardless of the date of publication.
mmercial Trucks 020 863227-4400he petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicat-
nstruction ed above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition or request
uipment 4025 FORD RANGER 1989 w/ for mediation within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that
reign Cars 4030 Camper Top. Excellent con- person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections
r Wheel Drive 4035 edition. $1800 or best offer. 120.569 and 120.57 of Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a pro-
ur Wheel Drive 4035 dion. $.0or r . ....,,,,, another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding
avy Duty Trucks 4040 (863)610-8691 unruei upon trie i1ing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Flori-
da Administrative Code.
rts - Repairs 4045 TOYOTA PICKUP '95, 4x4, A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is
.kup Trucks 4050 Good body & running gear based must contain the following information:
a.rt Utility 055 The name, address, address, d telephone number of each petitioner; the Department
Tort Utiltyers 406055 Motor blown. $2500. permitidentification number and the county in which the subject matter or activity
ctor Trailers 4060 (863)824-0970 is located;
lity Trailers 4065 b. A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the
ns 4070 Department action;
READING A c. A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests is affected by the
Department action;
EWSPAPER S E d. A statement of the material facts disputed by the petitioner, if any:
iI iT NEWSPAPER SA ES e. A statement of facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or
TIME BY H IN YU modification of the Department action:
TIME BY HELPING YOU f. A statement of which rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal
S325i '92, 114K, 4 dr, PAN YOUR TIME or modification of the Department action; and
S i Mann rt AN YOUR TIME g. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action
d, Nice. Many new parts. that the petifoner wants the Department to take.
800 neg. (863)763-7017 WISELY A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action
61)436-3730 is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain
VY CAMARO Z28 HO '85, ,\. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
t 0 b Z H action, the filing of a petition means that he Department's final action may be dif-
oject car. $1500 or best ferent from the position taken by it in this notice, Persons whose substantial in-
er. (863)467-2674 , terests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right
VYC-- to petition to become a party to the proceeding,'in accordance with the require-
VY CAPRICE '89- New menrts set forth above.
nt, new A/C, exc condi- In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may elect to pur-
S nsue mediation. The election may be accomplished by filing with the Department a
n. $3800 or best offer. mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i.e. the applicant, the De-
33)228-5038 . apartment, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hear-
ing). The agreement must contain all the information required by rule
VY NOVA '76, 4 drs $600. 28-106.404: The agreement must be received by the clerk in the Office of Gener-
Immokalee call Bobby I al Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35,
SK Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 within ten days after the deadline for filing a pe-
9)503-7653 or .'Ramon tition, as set forth above. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the right to
9)503-5131 after 5:30pm a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement.
S As provided in section-120.573 of the Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all
SUN WAGON '89, 5 spd, parties to mediate will toll the time limitations imposed by sections 120.569 and
d on gas. $500 ' 120.57 for holding an administrative hearing and issuing a final order. Unless
3 o76 n g1as. fo S 0 q otherwise agreed by the parties, the mediation must be concluded within sixty
33)763-8381 as for Susan I , .. I .1 11" " .. ii ' .. ,ii, ,. . u,,,o, , ,, ,, ,, . ,,, ,,n ,. ,,

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ow ner, very dependable, . r,','' ''', ', .. ,,, ,,,r . , .. i, ,n,,.. 1-r - 1. hi , .. n.. ,
d a/c, $3700 or best of- minatei without settlement of the dispute, the Department shall notify all parties in
(239)503-7690 o wonder newspaper writing that the administrative hearing processes under sections 120.569 and
120.57 remain available for disposition of the dispute, and the notice will specify
D EXPLORER XL '92- readers enjoy life more the deadlines that then will apply for challenging the agency action and electing
ns good, green, a/c & cd 1 remedies under those two statutes.
This action is final and effective on the date filed with the Clerk of the Department
eo, needs muffler & tires. unless a petition (or request for mediation) is filed in accordance with the above.
250 firm. (863)357-8265 pon the timely filing of a petition (or request for mediation) this order will not be
Sport,_ Utility 4055 effective untilfurther order of the Department.
JDAI ELANTRA '95, 18" Any party to the order has the right to seek judicial review of the order under section
, needs work, call for in- C 10.68 of the Florida Statutes, by the filing of a notice of appeal under rule 9.110
s, wne , ca or i- CHEVY TRAIL BLAZER, 2002 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in
$1400 or best offer. Auto, AC, CD Cass., new the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boule-
3)675-1647 Leave msg., vtir , 77A0 mi c. cnd. vard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Ronda 32399-3000; and by filing a copy of
3)675tires, 77,900 mi., exc. con. the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the'approprate
AN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl., car facts report. $9,750. district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days from
o, great air, like new tires, Call Bill at 863-634-4194. the date when the inal orders filed with the Clerk of the Department.
i battery, exc. in & out, 2 C 02/
00. (863)357-0037 Okee JEEP CJ2- Lifted & rebuilt,
snorkel, excellent for hunt-
e: Post Office Positions ing. $3000 (561)459-0530 u l i i - 5 5
/hou r Available. Avg. Pally IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
hour or $i57K annually li Tr THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
uding Federal Benefits IINTHE CIRCUITCCOURT OF IN AND FOR
T THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
OT. Get your exam guide BIN AND FOR Case No.: 07 CA 93
erials now. BOX TRAILER- 6x6x10, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
6)713-4492 "USWA" Fee w/shelving, Top ladder rack. case No.: 07 CA 129 L. virii 'H .
�;. ;, , : ,,, ..,:, . Excellent condition. $2100. GAMALIELESPINOSA, "" i 'i:
(863)357-5754 GAMALIEL ESPINOSAnd. "
e Impounds for Sale! 95 ANNIE P ESPINOSA vs.
da Civic $6991 92 Nis- Factory Direct Trailers: Plaintiffs H.E.WILSON,
Maxima $6001 For list- 125 in stock; vs. MARYDANAWILSONVAN.HORNE,
call (800)366-9813 Ext Enclosed RONALD SMITH, ANNIE ESPINOSA, and and
RITA M. HERRINGTON, as co-trustees All known or I,,,,i,,, n , i
1. 6x12=$1895, 7x16=$3195, of New Hope Baptist Church, an unin- under or i ,
IAC GP SJ '79- 8x 2 0 = $ 4 4 9 5 , crporated religious body, spouses, heirs devisees, grantees,
IA P J 9 W/301 8x28=$5395; Defendants. creditors, or other parties claiming. by,
bucket seats, needs 10-Ton NOTICE OF ACTIN- through, under or against any known
y work, still runs. $2000 - PROPERTYAME or unknown person who is known to
est offrr stl ru63s$204 Gooseneck Equipment PROPERTY (AMENDED) be dead or is not known to be dead or
8 x 2 5 = $ 5 8 9 5 TO: Ronald Smith alive,
TA TERCEL '88-4 cyl, 5 8 x 3 0 = $ 6 4 9 5 Defendants.
cold air, gas saver, 8x40=$8995; YOU ARCHRE HRY NOTiFIED that an ac- OTpICEOFAATION
S0 tDu ion to quiet title on the following prop-' PROPERTY AMENDED
00 neg. 863)632-9166 Dumps erty in Glades County Florida:
r 5 or (863)533-0435 6x1 0=$3295, 7x14=$4995, ery lades Count LAND IN TO HEi WILSON and MARY DANA WIL-
All types trailers available, . A TWO ACRE PARCEL OF LAND IN SON VAN HORNE
Full Seri 7 Financing TRACT 7 OF THE SUBDIVISION OF
Full Service, EZ Financing. ECTIN 12, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH YOU ARE HEEBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
te 4 35 1 Call (866)687-4322. RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, tion to quiet title on the following prop-
SFLORDIA, ACCORDING TO THE SUR- erty in Glades County, Florida:
D o n't I VEY AND MAP MADE BY T.E. FREDE-
BRONCO - full size, HOi . ISS RICK, CE., AND FILED INTHEOFFICE Lots 3 and 4, Block 161; City of Moore
Power Kings, 900x165, OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT Haven, as described in the revised
COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO map of the townsite of Moore Haven,
good, needs clutch, TlW S O ll e COUNTY, PRIOR TO THE CREATION according to Plat Book 3, Page 72,
0 neg (863)634-0018 TRAILER '06- Continental, gal- OF GLADES COUNT FLORIDA. BE- Public Records of DeSto County,
f0ng(836R I 6- 1 oatg ING MORE PARTICULARLY DE- Florida and being in Glades County,
F250 '97, 4x4, 7.3L vanized, fits 16-18' boat SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: Florida.
o diesel, ext. cab, long been in water twice, incl. '86 COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST
p/w, p/, c/d, 33" CORNER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP has been filed against you and you are
p/w, p/I, 6/d, 33"t res, Sportcraft 16' boat, good 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, THENCE required to serve a copy of your wnt-
seneck & Reese hitch, shape. $800 (772)260-6580 SOUTH 89 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 05 ten defenses, if any, to Travis W. True-
)0 (863)381-9353 Askfor Kenny. SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH b d LL.M. of Trueibloo Law Group,
LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, A DIS lA., PO, Boxa 1270, 691 U.S. Hwy 27
Public9 $i0es TANCE OF 2,087.37 FEET; THENCE N., Suite 2, Moore Haven, F onda
TI U NORTH 0 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 36 33471 the Plaintiff's attorney, and file
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF the original with the Clerk of theCourt
L u Notice NORTH RIGHT OF-WAY LINE OF A this 14th day oSept., 2007,otherwise
LAC 85- Motor/transCOUNTY ROAD AUN ROAD) ALSO a judgmet may be entered against
bo. Extras! $400 BEING THE POIN OF BEGINING OF you for the relief demanded in the
)1468-6589 . A I THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE. CON- comp the reli ef demanded in thent
SF TINUING NORTH 0 DEGREES 02 MIN- WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
TOW DOLLY- Good m /UftD- A P LC dTES 36 SECONDS EAST, A on thelsOrt day of August, 2007.
mounted spTCETOare tire& Public oti S W DISTANCE OF 399.32 FEET; THENCE
e, mounted spare tire & Public Notice 5005 NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 56 JOE1FLINT
chest. $700 or best offer State Public - SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SAID CLERKTOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT

sON HITCH- 1 Ton-- --GINNING. Deputy Clerk
avy duty Pintle hook fro o10L llF has been filed against you and you are 231951 CGS 8/23,30;,9/6,13/07
size trucks w/cowboy a-n required to serve a copy of your writ- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
3. $425 (863) 76)763-8801 ten defenses, if any, to Travis W. True- TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
blood, LL.M. of Trueblood Law Group, AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
BARS- fits FI50 pickup IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FA,, RO. Box 1270, 691 U.S. Hwy 27 CIRVILACTION
$100 or best of- HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA N., Suite 2, Moore Haven, Florida
6)675-1i PROBATE DIVISION 33471, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NA.,
63)675-1816 File No, 06-105-CP the original with the Clerk of the Court Plaintiff
p oof the above styled court on or before vs. Case No 2007-5410-CA
UP TRUCK CAP- White IN RE: ESTATE OF this 14th day of Sept., 2007, otherwise OLGADEFILLO, etal,
inum from 6 1/ fo ft Da- ANDREW POLLOCK a judgment may be entered against Delendant(s)
$200 (863)675-5929 Deceased, you tor the relief demanded in the
complaint. NOTICE bF ACTION
na NOTICE TO CREDITORS WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court 1
on thel Oth day of August, 2007. TO: OLGA DEFILLO
P TIRES The administration of the estate of AN- LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
125/65R22.5, 80% rub- DREW POLLOCK, deceased, whose JOE FLINT 18400 SW129th Ave.
$175forboth orwill sll date of deash was December 26, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Miami, FL33177
(1 75 for 2005, is pending in the Circuit Court CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
561)676-0427 tor HENDRY County, Florida, Probate -' By: Jennifer Bevis
Division, the address of which is Post Deputy Clerk ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
& TIRES- off Ford150 Office Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33977. 231938 CGS 8/23,30;9/6,13/07 CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
16" with tires, asking The names and addresses of the per- AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
2863)763-0812 sonal representative and the personal N INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO
8 0 81 representative's attorney are set forth NOTICE OF MEETING ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
20", Chrome, good All creditors of the decedent and other TIre Barron Waler Contral District Board ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
fit any 5 lug car $700 persons having claims or demands at Supervisors will meet at 1000 am SPOTUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
1634-7157 against decedent's estate on whom a n T s A s 320 u GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
copy of this notice is required to be office of the Distric, 3293 Dllwood
TIRES (7)- Yokohama osered must file their claims with this Terrace, Part Laeelle, Flodda. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
5R/225Steer tire - MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE The purpose of this meeting is to appoint CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
$500 for all-will separ- FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE a new District Manager and conduct YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
863)634-0564 OR 3 DAYS AFTER HElATE F routine business that may require te n g









Thursday. AuQust 23, 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Pbic Noice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CASE NO. 07-93-CA
HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE CORP,
Plaintiff
vs.
LOUISA MCLYMONT et. al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 2, 2007, and entered in Case No.
07-93 CA, of the Circuit Court of the
Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Florida, wherein HOME
EQUITY MORTGAGE CORR is a Plain-
tiff and LOUISA MCLYMONT, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
LOUISA MCLYMONT; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LOUISA MCLYMONT;
PORT LA BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPER-
TY HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION,
INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT; are the De-
fendants. I will sell to the highest and
. best bidder for cash at 2ND FLOOR IN
FRONT OF MAIN CLERK OFFICE, BE-
ING ON THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY
AT THE' HENRY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVE-
NUE, LABELLE, FL 33935, at 11:00
A.M. on September 5, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK 2169, OF PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86 THROUGH
102, 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 property owners of the-date
of the ]is pendens mustlfile' a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
BARBA RA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court


By: /S/Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 5th day of July, 2007.
In accordance with the Americans with

in this proceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk
of the Courts disability coordinator at
(863) 675-5217, RO. Box 1760, La-
Belle,FL 33975. If hearing impaired,
contact (TDD) via Florida Relay Sys-
tem.
232728 CGS 8/23,30/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
Case No. 07-473-CA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
JEAN DEESE,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JEAN DEESE, residence unknown, if
alive, and if dead, to all parties claim-
ing interests by, through, under or
against the said JEAN DEESE, and all
other parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the
property herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED, that an action to
foreclose a mortgage On the following
property in Hendry County, Florida:
The South 111.25 feet of the North
333.75 feet of the North 445.00 feet of
the West 280 feet of the Northeast
one-quarter of Section 24, Township
43 South, Range 34 East, Hendry
County, Florida, together with a 1990
GLEN double-wide mobile home.hav-
ing Identification Nos. 57620119AZ
and 57620119BZ, and Title Nos.
4811407 and 48141410, which is per-
manently affixed to real property.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
-, ,J, - i i,, . ;1 on ADORNDO
9: Lu. i.i:. i,,inn attorneys,
whose address is2525 Ponce De
Leon Blvd., Suite 400, Miami, Florida
??rq, nn nr hpforn rPPt 3, 2007, or
, ,n, irnr, i i ,jj .n, r firstpubli-
cation of this Notice and file the origi-
nal withthe Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorneys
or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated on the 23rd day of July, 2007,
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of the Court
By:/S/S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
231137 CN 8/16,23/07
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday, Auos 23. 200 at 520
.M. at The G trenee South Commu-
nity Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County.
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profft
Housing, Inc."
232655 CB/CGS 8/23/07
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Sabrina Perryman
. 540 Bond Street
Clewiston, FL
You are hereby notified that the prop-
erty stored by you with Randy Coyle &
Rena Blissett, located at 1801 Red
Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. The items
are believed to be household and mis-
cellaneous items and will be sold to
the highest bidder for cash at the
above address on August 24th, 2007
at 11:00 A.M., along with advertising
costs. We reserve the right to refuse
any and all bids.
2231358 CN 8/16,23/07

Buying a car? Look In the
classlfleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classi-
fleds.


I PbiNo ice 50


I Pb ic No ic


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 2004-08-CP
Confirmation No. 7926-4
IN RE: ESTATE QF
REEDER ANTHONY TOWNSEND,
Deceased
NOTICE OF HEARING
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the undersigned will call up for hearing before the Judge
set forth below at the location stated and at the time and date stated, or as soon
thereafter as counsel may be heard, the following matters:
MATTER: Petition to Determine Amount of Lien on Protected Homestead Property
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, September 27, 2007, at 1:30 PRM. (20 minutes re-
served)
JUDGE: The Honorable Bruce Kyle
LOCATION: Hendry County Courthouse
Highway 80 & 29
LaBelle, Florida 33935
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy ot the foregoing has been furnished
by U.S. Mail to those parties listed on the attached Schedule "A, this 6th day of
August, 2007.
Kenneth K. Thompson, PA.
Attorney for Personal Representative
1150 Lee Boulevard, Suite 1
Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936
(239) 369-5664 - phone
(239) 369-8763-fax
FLA. BAR NO. 344044
SCHEDULE"'A"


Jennifer Lynn Townsend
316 North Street
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114


Jennifer Lynn Townsend
c/o Darlene Green
3829 Morning Star Court
Kissimmee, Florida 34744


Big Lake National Bank
c/o Cassels & McCall
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
232736 CGS 8/23,30/07

August 15,2007
NOTICE
BBC 2O07-06
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Buiding Commissioners of the City of Cle-
wiston, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 6, 2007, at
1:30 p.m., at the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Cle-
wiston, Florida.
The purpose of this special hearing is to consider the disposition of the following
property located in the City of Clewiston:
702 South Bond Street
This hearing will be conducted pursuant to Section 18-526, Clewiston Code of Ordi-
nances.
All persons interested may appear and be heard.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Travis Reese, Building Official
232806 CN 8/23/07


IN THE FAMILY COURT
CASE NO. 07-DR-42-1390
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA -
COUNTY OF SPARTANBURG
- I11 ih n.ifijh
vs
Elizabeth Tilman Wright,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF FILING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Sum-
mons and Complaint in the captioned
matter were duly filed in the Office of
the Clerk of Court for Spartanburg
County, South Carolina on or about
May 24, 2007, and this matter is now
pending before the Court.
SUMMONS
TO: THE DEFENDANT HEREIN:
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and re-
quired to answer the Complaint in this
action, a copy of which is herewith
served upon you, and to serve a copy
of your answer to the said Complaint
on the Plaintiff's attorneys at their of-
fice at 221 E. Floyd Baker Blvd., Post
Office Box 1937, Gaffney, South Caro-
lina 29342, within thirty (30) days (or
thirty-five (35) days if service is by
certified mail) after service hereof, ex-
clusive of the day of such service; and
if you fail to answer the Complaint
within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff
will apply to the Court for a judgment
by default of the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WINTER & RHOOEN
William E. Winter, Jr.
Attorney for Plaintiff
PO. Box 1937
Gaffney, South Carolina 29342
Phone: (864)489-8128
Fax: (864) 489-8806
229513 CN 8/9,16,23/07


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The religious rights of students


PUBLIC NOTICE
Glades County Announces Fund Availability of
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (SHIP) PROGRAM
FY 2007-2008
The State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program has awarded to Glades County $350, 000. Thirty percent (30%) of funds
will be distributed in each income category of very low, low and moderate income. Ten percent (10%) will be distributed for
program administration. The SHIP Program is designed to create affordable site-built housing for eligible Glades County residents
of yery low, low or moderate income.
SHIP FUNDS MAY BE USED ONLY TO ASSIST AN OWNER-OCCUPIED SITE BUILT UNIT.
Strategy #1: SHIP may assist with Down Payment & Closing Cost to purchase an existing home or a home of new construction.
Strategy #2: SHIP may assist with Repair/ Rehabilitabon of an owner/occupied site built unit.
SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED TO PURCHASE, REHABILITATE OR REPAIR MOBILE HOMES.
Eligible households must qualify under specifically mandated State Criteria for "Anticipated Gross Household Income Limits
Adjusted to Family Size" for Glades County as established by H.U D. and distributed by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation
for Glades County in accordance with the specific guidelines created for each strategy in the Glades County Local Housing Plan
(LHAP).
THE APPLICABLE INCOME LIMITS FOR GLADES COUNTY HOUSEHOLDS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
State Criteria for 'Anticipated Gross Household Income Limits Adjusted to Family Size" for Glades County 03/27/2007
INCOME NUMBER of PERSONS IN HOUSEHOLD
CATEGORY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
EXTREMELY LOW 9,300 10,600 11,950 13,250 14,300 15,350 16,450 17,500
VERY-LOW 15,450 17,650 19,850 22,050 23,800 25,600 27,350 29,100
LOW 24,700 28,250 31,750 35,300 38,100 40,950 43,750 46,600
MODERATE 37,080 42,360 47,640 52,920 57,120 61,440 65,640 69,840
Contact the SHIP Administration office located at the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471 or
telephone 863-946-6004.
Applications will be available between the hours of'9:00am and 4:00pm. SHIP will move forward with your application on a first
ready, first served basis until available funds are encumbered. All SHIP assisted recipients must agree to comply with the Glades
County SHIP criteria and requirements.
The SHIP program will continue to receive applications on a continuous basis for affordable housing assistance for eligible
residents of Glades County until all available funds have been encumbered,
The SHIP program is established in accordance with Section 420.907-420.9079 Florida Statute: Florida Administrative Code
Chapter 67-37.
In accordance with the provisions of ss. 760.20-760.37, it is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color,
age, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, or handicap in the award application process for eligible housing.
Signed: Erica Villafuerte, SHIP Administrator, 863-946-6004, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Ave J, Moore Haven, FL 33471.


including Bible verses.
* Christian messages on T-
shirts, other clothing, or jewelry
may be worn unless there is a
school uniform requirement that
applies equally to everyone. For
example, it is a'violation of a stu-
dent's free-speech for a principal
to require that a student turn his
pro-life T-shirt inside out while at
school.
* Students may write book re-
ports, present speeches, prepare
show-and-tell displays, or do art-
work using religious themes, pro-
vided such assignments closely
follow the teacher's instruction.
For example, when an assign-
ment calls for students to bring
in their favorite book to read to
the class, a teacher must permit


a Christian student to read from
the Christian book they describe
as their favorite.
* Religious viewpoints may
be shared as part of general class
discussions when appropriate to
the topic.
* Equal access to school news-
papers must be given to Christian
students on the same basis as
is given to students with a non-
Christian point of view.
* Students may sing religious
music in a general concert pro-
gram; such music is not devotion-
al in a concert setting but has gen-
eral historical and cultural value.
* Students may gather on their
own time for devotions before or
after the school day.
* Students may distribute


Christian literature to fellow
students or teachers on school
grounds outside class hours.
* Voluntary, student-initiated
Bible clubs meet on public sec-
ondary school premises during
non-instructional time if other
non-curriculum related student
groups are also permitted to
meet.
* In Louisiana, Mississippi,
Texas and Utah a student volun-
teer may deliver nonsectarian
and non-proselytizing invocations
and benedictions at public high
school graduation ceremonies.
* All over this country, a stu-
dent may speak of God and may
offer a prayer in an nonsectarian
and non-proselytizing way in a
student address at graduation.


Claiming forward progress in life


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Football season is upon us!
Growing up, I loved to play the
game! One of my favorite nick-
names during my football days
as a lineman was "Stonewall".
Someone once commented that
running into me was like run-
ning into a stone wall. The name
stuck.
I know that some of you are
avid football fans and some of
you don't really understand the
fascination of the sport. I read an
article a while back that reported
that a lot of women and some
men wished they could share
their spouse's enthusiasm for
football, but they couldn't under-
stand the game. Well, I'm going to
try to help save some marriages
by explaining one of the more im-
portant rules of football, the rule
of "forward progress."
In football, the object of the
game is to get the ball from one
end of the field to the other, thus


scoring a goal. Imagine a football
player running up the field with'
the ball, heading toward his goal.
He has only gone a few yards
when he runs
into "Stonewall
Hicks". Instead .
of tackling the .
football player
right there,
Stonewall sort
of lifts him up
off the ground
and pushes him John
back beyond the Hicks
place where he
started. It might look like a terrible
loss, but because of a rule called
"forward progress", the referee
places the ball at the point where
the football player first met Stone-
wall. So, instead of being a loss,
it's actually a gain.
You might be wondering what
all this has to do with us. Well,
in life, as in football, we strive to
attain a goal. Both life and foot-
ball have rules and we have to
play by those- rules. The rules of


football may seem complicated,
but the rules of life are infinitely
more complex. Still, life has a rule
very similar to the rule of forward
progress in football. Many times
we work hard, we develop a
game plan, and we start to carry
the ball up the field. We see the
goal posts in sight, then blam!
Something happens. We run into
a brick wall or an obstacle that
sets us back. Things don't go the
way we had planned, the way we
had hoped. We get pushed back,
shaken down and roughed up by
the opposition. It may even ap-
pear that we are thrown for a loss.
But actually, we are not. The Ref-
eree is watching the game closely
and He's going to give us credit
for the progress we made. That's
forward progress in life!
Just like in football and life, the
church has goals. Jesus outlined
one of our major goals when He
instructed His followers to, "Go,
make disciples of all nations, bap-
tizing them in the name of the Fa-
ther and of the Son and of the Holy


Spirit and teach them to obey ev-
erything that I have commanded
you." That's what we are about.
In the end, everything we do must
to be held up to that goal - making
disciples for Jesus Christ.
The thing to remember in all
of this is not to get discouraged.
Things maybe tough. We may not
have the growth we envisioned,
but we need to remember that we
are still in the game. For a time we
may need to rely on forward prog-
ress: gaining a few yards, being
pushed back, gaining a few more
and being pushed back again. For
a time, we may even be thrown
for a temporary loss - but we
have the promise that all things
will work for the good of them
that love the Lord, for those who
are called according to His name.
(Romans 8:28)
Therefore, we are still contend-
ers! Let us not loose sight of the
game plan or He that is in control
of the game! In all things, let us
press on to goal of our high call-
ing in Christ Jesus!


Does size matter? Big churches and little churches


By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D. +
St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
As I was seeking informa-
tion about a bill I received, I was
asked for an identifying number.
After giving a ., I


telephone num-
ber, an account
number, there
still was an-
other number
needed before
the person at
the company of-
fice would talk


Samuel S.


to me about my Thomas
account. There
was a time when my name would
have been sufficient, but things
have gotten much more imper-
sonal and numbers-oriented. I
went by my name in high school,
but had my first student number
when I enrolled in college. When
I enrolled in seminary, my name
was sufficient. Later, in graduate
school, I was given another stu-
dent number. One school used
social security numbers; that was
before there were identity theft
problems that are common now.
After graduations, I'd need to
write for transcripts from time to
time and schools would ask for my


student number - if I remembered
it after all of those years. Not so
with the seminary; my name and
date of graduation was sufficient.
The difference was that the semi-
nary was a small school and the
universities were big ones.
For a long time, I would be
able to call the seminary and-,be
remembered; could ask about an
old professor and learn what was
going on. It was something per-
sonal, something special; some-
thing possible because we were
small in numbers and not as "insti-
tutionalized." I finished an article
on the tendency today toward big
churches; some call them "mega-
churches" with membership in
the thousands. It seems that no
sooner do people get involved in
such churches, than they're intro-
duced to a smaller group within
the large one, or become part of
a small fellowship, or a church-
within-a-church.
My seminary had about 25
students in our graduating class.
My high school had around 600
and the universities numbered in
the thousands. The small school
experience was different; it in-
volved being part of a community
as well as gathering up credits. It
involved working together rather
than competing with other stu-


dents. We-would study as a group
and if we had a problem the night
before the test, we could call the
professor for some pointers or
clarifications.
Small numbers brought an
appreciation for the gifts of each
member, the ud il-m i:-, .I-,lla ,:,-
ilate without coRmp-0iIrl, shairin
a common joy of victory when
we accomplished something to-
gether.
Over the years, I've served both
large and small congregations;
the largest being around fourteen
hundred persons and the small-
est numbering about fifty mem-
bers. One had more resources;
the other had greater intimacy,
family feeling; the capacity to be
personal.
One church was good at ac-
complishing tasks; the other at
helping people in their daily lives.
My big-church experiences were
often devoted to groups and orga-
nizations, dealing with problems
having time constraints, putting
out "brush fires" and being more
of an administrator than pastor.
One day, I found myself in
a small church. People would
come and visit and I didn't have to
worry about their "interruptions"
if we went on a long time,- or I
could visit and not worry about


pushing things out of my sched-
ule to get back to a meeting or to
share in a group.
Looking back, I've spent most
of my time in smaller churches
and I thank God for them. I've
learned that "bigger isn't always
bl, .ter" and numbers don't auto-
.matically r-ar, haprtr,':-,s or-sai
vation.
One writer told about the ex-
perience people had with early
aircraft sitting outside at airports.
There were problems with hu-
midity and moisture and static
electricity. The solution was to
build hangers. Soon the hangers
got bigger and bigger. Soon they
were so big that clouds formed
in them; and with the clouds
came moisture and humidity and
static electricity! There must have
been something special about
Jesus calling only twelve dis-
ciples. He didn't seem to worry
about numbers or large buildings
or an achievement orientation.
Rather, the disciples went out and
touched lives, and things grew be-
yond' their wildest imaginations.
There is something very spe-
cial about a small Church or small
community or small group or
class. Part of it is the very personal
nature of it all; to me, that can be
down right "religious."


Church News in Brief


First United Methodist
Church services.
Service time for First United
Methodist Church of Moore Ha-
ven is Sunday at 10 a.m. with Rev.
Thom Street. The church is locat-
ed at 300 Avenue L. in Moore Ha-
ven at the corner of Third Street.
The church telephone number is
(863) 946-1457 and email address
is oneuncmh@aol.com

Harvest Fest
Revival planned
The members of the Greater
Union Missionary Baptist Church
will host their annual Harvest Fest
Revival through Friday, Aug. 24,
beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Come join us and enjoy this soul-
winning occasion. The Church is
located at 249 N.W 9 Ave. South
Bay. Dr. Charlie E. Reese is the
Pastor.

Honor Society
to host Gospel Fest
Phi Theta Kappa International
Honors Society Alpha Gamma
Sigma Chapter will host "Gospel
Fest - A Celebration of Worship
and Praise" featuring Sharon
Chestnut Thompson. Musical art-
ists include Sevan Campbell, In-
grid Tracy, Anointed Voices, Min-
ister Antwan Brown, Judea Flame
and many more!
The event is planned for
Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at
Palm Beach Community College


Eissey Campus 'Theatre 11051
Campus Drive (off PGA Blvd.) in
Palm Beach Gardens. For more
information, please contact Idell
McLaughlin at: (561) 207-5021 or
by email at mclaughi@pacc.edu.'
Tickets for the program are $20 in
advance, $25 at the door.
Other Information: Contact the
Eissey Campus Theatre box office
at (561) 207-5900 for, tickets.
A portion of the proceeds will
benefit service projects by Phi
Theta Kappa International Hon-
ors Society.

Community
United Methodist
Community United Methodist
Church, 401 S.W. First St., Belle
Glade, would like to announce its
church services: Sunday: Sunday
school at 10 a.m., Worship at 11
a.m. with Minister, Pat Beckum.
For more information call (561)
996-5568.

St. Martin's announces
service times
Saint Martin's Episcopal
Church in Clewiston and Rev
Samuel S. Thomas would like to
invite everyone to join them for
Sunday services at 9 a.m. and on
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., Holi-
days and other services will be as
announced. The church is located
at 207 North WC. Owen Avenue,
Clewiston. For information about
office hours and programs, please
call (863) 983-7960.


First Christian
Church of Clewiston
Service times for First Chris-
tian Church, 201 N. Francisco St.,
Clewiston (863) 983-6704, Office
- (863) 983-1804, Parsonage) are
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m., Youth Meet-
ing, 6 p.m., Evening Worship 7
p.m., Adult Choir Practice 8 p.m.,
Fifth Sunday Dinners, 12:15 p:m.,
Wednesday, Pot Luck Dinner, 6
p.m., Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
7 p.m.

First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston
Services for First United Meth-
odist Church of Clewiston are
Sunday Worship, 8:30 and 11 a.m.,
Sunday School and Adult Bible
Study - 9:45 a.m., Sunday Youth
Fellowship - 5 p.m., Wednesday
Fellowship Dinner - 6 p.m.
The church family of First Unit-
ed Methodist Church of Clewiston
would love to have you join us
for weekly worship on Sundays
at 8:30 and 11 a.m. We also have
Sunday school for children and
youth of all ages as well as Adult
Bible Study at 9:45 a.m. And for all
of the Middle School and Senior
High, don't miss Youth Fellowship
Sunday at 5 p.m. Also, everyone
is invited to join us each Wednes-
day night at 6 p.m. for good food
and great fellowship! Wednesday
Fellowship Dinners are $5 per per-
son or $12 per family. First time
visitors eat free!


Church to host

theatre program
The Good Shepherd Church
of God will host a Dessert Com-
edy Theatre program, "Death by
Chocolate" featuring, Justin N.
Fennell. Good Christian Comedy
and lots of fun for the whole fam-
ily. After the show, there will be a
smorgasbord of chocolate delights
for everyone. For more informa-
tion, please contact Pastor James
Brewer or Betty Calderon at (561)
924-7284 or (561) 924-9129 or by
email at heccal@bellsouth.net.

First Christian opens

recycling program
First Christian Church, 210 N.
Francisco Street, has begun a re-
cycling program to benefit their
Building Fund. They are collect-
ing empty laser and inkjet car-
tridges and used cell phones from
the community and shipping the
waste products to a service pro-
vider in exchange for cash. In
addition to the needed funding
the church and its supporters are
helping to protect the environ-
ment by keeping toxic inks, toner,
etc, out of our landfills. If you
have items for recycling you may
call the parsonage (863) 983-1804
for pick up or you may bring the
items to the church during service
hours or to the parsonage at 730
E. Concordia Ave. at other times.
Jackie Miller is minister of First
Christian Church.


By Jackie Miller, minister
First Christian
Church, Clewiston
As a new School Year begins
there is something that parents,
school officials and students need
to know. The following is a list
of activities that today are legally
permissible for Christian students
in public schools.
* Students in every state are
free to personally express them-
selves in prayer, such as before a
meal, a sporting event, or a test.
* Students may read the Bible
or other devotional material dur-
ing free-reading times or study
halls.
* Students may use note-
books, pencils and other material
with religious logos or sayings,


READING A
NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD
AROUND YOU.


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