<%BANNER%>
The Clewiston news
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS MAP IT! PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028415/00129
 Material Information
Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: August 30, 2007
Publication Date: 1928-
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
Coordinates: 26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000366793
oclc - 33429955
notis - ACA5652
lccn - sn 95047264
System ID: UF00028415:00129
 Related Items
Preceded by: Clewiston progress

Full Text



















At a Glance

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

Disagree with
property appraisal?
If you feel the market value
of your property as stated on
your trim notice is inaccurate
or does not reflect fair market
value, contact the office of Kris-
tina A. Kulpa, Hendry County
Property Appraiser at (863)
675-5270. The office hours are
Monday through Friday, 8:30
am to 5 p.m... If after conferring
with an appraiser, a property
owner still feels their valuation
is in error they will have until
Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. to file a pe-
tition with the Hendry County
Clerk of Circuit Court challeng-
ing the assessment.

Ready to
quit smoking?
Are you ready to quit smok-
ing? Freedom from Smoking
Classes will being on Oct. 1,
at the Hendry County Public
Health Department from 5:15
to 6:30 p.m. Classes are free.
For additional support, call Flor-
ida Quit-For-Life Tobacco Use
Cessation Hotline (toll free) at
(877) U-CAN-NOW or (877)
822-6669. To pre-register and
for more information contact:
Hendry County Tobacco Pre-
vention Specialist Valarie James,
at (863) 674-4056 ext 128.

KidCare sign up
sessions announced
Florida Kid Care information
and sign .up sessions will be
held at the following locations
throughout Hendry and Glades
Counties:
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 Blvd - 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 &
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 Barbecue
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.

Lake Level

9.57
feet
above sea
7 level

Index


Classifieds . . . . .
Opinion...... . .
School ....... .
Sports.........


. 17-21
. . . 4. . 4
. . . . . . 9
. . . . .13


See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

nOwszap.com
Community Links. Individual Voices.



8 l I11111 0 0 7
8 16510 00020 7


5 - k00,11,


Cost of living
increase unaffected

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
HENDRY COUNTY - Hendry
County commissioners faced a
daunting task this year and stud-
ied the proposed budget line
item by line item to shave off
any excess costs for the upcom-
ing fiscal year.
Most departments saw be-
tween a 10 and 20 percent re-


duction in their budgets this
year, but the county managed
to work the numbers so that
no one would be laid off. If the
budget is approved, all county
employees will also see a slight
increase in their pay.
The board will review the
proposed budget again later this
year and will open the discus-
sion up to the public for com-
ment before approving its final,
form.
According to Kevin McCarthy,
Hendry County chairman, the
county fared much better overall


than many other counties in the
state. Before the state legislature
voted to provide property tax
relief to homeowners, Hendry
County had lowered its property
tax rate.
"We have lowered our mill-
age every year for the last five
years," said Mr. McCarthy, whose
board voted to lower its millage
rate to 6.75, down from 8.75 the
previous year. "Last year was the
biggest jump."
The switch to the state's tax
rate was handled much easier
by the county, but commission-


Playful playtime: Students back in school


INI.'Elizabeth Hiriart
Friends play together during recess on the second week of school at Central Elemen-
tary in Clewiston on Monday.


- . ...........i :

Students at Central Elementary savor Monday recess, and take advantage of the time
outside before classes resumed indoors.






A student from
Central Elemen-
- ';tary enjoys him.
:. self while sliding.
V I 4


ers say that it was still necessary
to cut costs without significantly
affecting operations.
The budget revolves mostly
around the single-largest item:
the Hendry County Sheriff's Of-
fice - which accounts for over
half the county's expense from
year to year. It accounts for 65
percent of the county's total ad
valorem money.
"The sheriff's office is our
hardest budget," said the chair-
man. "That's a tough issue, when
you talk about public safety."
Approximately 95 percent of


that budget item is taken up by
personnel costs.
While Sheriff Ronnie Lee had
said he wanted to hire more per-
sonnel, at least Commissioner
McCarthy did not see that as a
feasible option given current fi-
nancial constraints.
"This is the first time in four
years that he's had no additional
deputies," said Mr. McCarthy.
"We didn't add any employees,
we didn't fire any. He (Sheriff
Lee) wasn't happy. We weren't
See Look - Page 12


Teacher slots



almost filled


By Patty Brant
INI
HENDRY COUNTY - As of
Aug. 14, only nine of the Hen-
dry County School District's
525 allowed teacher positions
for the 2007-08 term remain
to be filled. There are some
78 new teachers in Hendry
County classrooms - that's ap-
proximately 15 percent - about
average for a new school year,
according to Steve Stinnett,
Hendry County School board
Director of Human Resources.
About one to two percent of
the district's teacher positions
are not filled as yet.
Hendry County historically
has'a'problem retaining teach-
ers because of its proximity
to larger, better paying school
districts such as Collier, Palm
Beach, Lee and Charlotte.
LaBelle High School still has


an English teacher and a sci-
ence teacher to hire. As of last
Friday, there were 1,180 stu-
dents at LHS.
Clewiston High School has
positions for two teachers:
band and life skills; and as of
last Friday had 946 students. Be-
cause of difficulty finding "high-
ly qualified" teachers, Clewis-
ton Middle School has three
permanent substitute teachers
teaching Eighth grade read-
ing, Seventh grade language
arts and Eighth grade intensive
reading. There are 748 students
in the school at this time.
Central Elementary School,
Eastside and Westside El-
emenrit\ school- all have full
teacher rosters with students
numbering 601, 590 and 581,
respectively.
Any newly hired teachers
See Teacher - Page 12


New supplies



for elementary



students


Elementary
kids receive
backpacks

By Elizabeth Hiriart
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - This school
year Elementary school stu-
dents from different schools
received backpacks and school
supplies from an organization
that has spent most of its time
over the past decade provid-
ing scholarships to graduating
seniors.
" Ramon Iglesias, whose
scholarship foundation has


provided more than $76,000 to
seniors through the Manuel V
Iglesias Memorial Scholarship
program, thought he should
take one step further in helping
local students do well in school
this year.
One day while he was shop-
ping, noticing how relatively
inexpensive it was to purchase
school supplies from one of
the local retailers, Mr. Iglesias
.decided he would purchase
school supplies and provide
them to deserving students
throughout Clewiston.
"I wanted to give back to the
younger kids in our communi-
See Supplies - Page 12


Prison system struggles


without expansion plans


Prisoners sleeping
on floor of
worn facility

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
LABELLE - The inmates
sleep on beds called "boats,"
because when the men lie in-
side resembles an upturned
boat or canoe.
In the men's wards, either
below the stairway or just out-
side the individual cells, some
prisoners wrap themselves in
blankets inside the boats and


fall asleep.
When on occasion another
inmate accidentally or pur-
posely kicks at the men on the
floor, a fight may erupt and the
guards then rush inside the
barred rooms to stop the beat-
ings.
It is the situation that Sheriff
Ronnie Lee has presented to the
Hendry County commissioners
on numerous occasions, but a
solution to the issue does not
seem to be in sight.
The jail isn't filled wall-to-
wall with inmates suffering in
their search for some private
nook in the facility -- there is


plenty of space - but the jail
has exhausted the number of
beds available.
If nothing is done soon; the
number of inmates is expected
to continue increasing, law en-
forcement officials said.
Major Susan English has
worked her way to the top of
the jail system, having started
years before with the sheriff's
office. Today, her most pressing
concern has to do with how
much she believes the jail is
shrinking in the face of a grow-
ing inmate population.
See System - Page 12


INI/Jose Zaragoza
The inmates in the jails find themselves crowded into 'boats,'
instead of beds.


*********ALL FOR ADC 320

PO BOX 117007
G AIS GA V I FL 32611 007



Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928
Volume 83, Number 10 Thursday, August 30, 2007 5 0





Co. takes hard look at budget








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, August 30, 2007


Growing orchids in Florida is fun


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to Glades
County Democrat
Although this small volume is
not among the newest in the book
world, or in your home garden,
it's among the most cherished for
those who take kindly to, that is,
those who love orchids.
It was the late Albert P. Hol-
lingsworth who wrote, "Growing
Orchids Is Fun," and it was he
who proved his point for years
and years, and is still doing so
with the twenty fifth edition of his
small book on selecting, growing
and enjoying orchids.
The book was written for be-
ginners, hobbyists and everyone
who admires and takes joy in the
adventures of growing these ex-
otic flowers. The thrill of walking
into your room or yard and seeing
the beauty, brilliance and gran-
deur of orchids in full bloom can
bring great happiness and that
with minimal work and care.
This small book was written
in everyday terms of easy and-
practical ways that you can use to
grow your own orchids.
One spray - an arch - of or-
chids, several blooming at one
time on one stem, often stays
fresh and beautiful for months.
Orchids are successfully grown
on windowsills, patios, in shade
under trees, and actually in trees,
and, of course, porches. They
also excel in shade houses.


INI/Barbara Oehlbeck
Growing Orchids is Fun.
As to the secrets of successful
orchid growing - there are none,
except perhaps for the secret of
love for the flower itself. The five
simple rules are: proper watering,
air, light, and fertilizer.
Regarding the first rule of wa-
tering, the answer is simple: Let
your orchids drink water like you
do. When they're thirsty (dry) wa-
ter them, when the growing me-
dium is wet, leave them alone.
As to the water itself, if you can
drink it, it's fine for your orchids.
However, if your water source
goes through a softener, flush
pots thoroughly with pure water
once a week to avoid salt build-


up. This is also a good practice if
you fertilize your plants regularly.
Pure water can be rainwater, dis-
tilled water, or well water.
The question is often asked:
Can I grow orchids in my home?
The answer is yes. A house that
is healthy for you is healthy for
orchids.
Phalaenopsis is one of the
most popular "home grown"
orchids and has become a most
popular houseplant. A multitude
of flowers is a spectacle to behold
and more importantly, the flowers
last longer than any other orchid.
From five to 10 flowers open at
one time with buds that con-
tinue to bloom for three months.
When the flowers are gone and
the stem is still green, cut off the
stem above a joint usually where
the first flower bloomed. Another
branching stem will grow and
like magic, flowers will continue
to bloom - some for the entire
year.
Like thoroughbred horses, in
a little over 30 years, hybridizers
are producing highly.prized Pha-
laenopsis plants of startling bril-
liant blooms. Varied new hybrids
constantly thrill growers with six-
inch blooms - a triangle of petals
with a spade lip. Most have long
stem spikes with multitudes of
dazzling flowers. This spectrum
of colors includes white, light and
deep pinks, yellows, newly cre-
ated reds, deep stripes, spotted,
colored lips and many autumn


color combinations.
Some orchid-lovers compare
growing Phalaenopsis to African
Violets as the care is similar. How-
ever, take care with watering to
see that the plant is not kept satu-
rated. These handsome plants are
known as "low light" orchids and
will grow in about any situation
with bright indirect sunlight. Pha-
laenopsis will tolerate heavy sun-
light but if sunlight is too intense
it will burn the leaves. So move
it. They grow well throughout
the year by bright windows, in
the basement or anywhere there
is adequate light, moisture, heat
and movement of air. Where air
is dry, plants will benefit by rub-
bing a wet cloth over the leaves
or misting frequently. This is an
ideal houseplant to grow as it will
grow and bloom in more shade
than most other orchids.
"Growing Orchids Is Fun" is
beautifully illustrated with ex-
traordinary color photos, as well
as many how-drawings. The lan-
guage is clear, to the point, and
easy to understand - even for be-
ginners. A beautiful book you'll
cherish for your own, or to give
as a gift to someone who loves
the beauty of orchids.
For more information please
contact Barbara Oehlbeck, phone
or fax same number at (863) 675-
2771, or e-mail doco@strato.net.
Mailing address is 25075 Grassy
Run - Muse, LaBelle, Fl. 33935


Obituaries


Ida Belle Bryan
Ida Belle Bryan, age 79 of
Clewiston died August 24, 2007
in LaBelle. She was born in Holly
Hill. She was a home maker.
She is survived by her son Char-
lie W. Corbitt and her daughters
Virginia Rudd, Annie Smith and
Connie Martinez. Also surviving
are 13 grandchildren and 17 great
grandchildren. Funeral services
were held Aug. 25, Graveside at
Baptist Cemetery with burial at
the Baptist Cemetery. Brister Fu-
neral Home in Immokalee was in
charge of the arrangements.

Mary Frances Cooper
Mary Frances Cooper died Au-
gust 20, 2007 in the Hospice Unit
at Bethesda Memorial Hospital
in Boynton Beach, after a coura-
geous battle with cancer.
She was born in Nashville,
Tennessee on Nov. 21, 1927 to
Burton and Mattie Lou Rawls.
She moved to the Glades as a
young child and had resided in
Clewiston, Fla. since 1972. She
became the Media Clerk at Gove
Elementary School after numer-
ous years of volunteering. Noth-
ing delighted her more than the
look on a child's face when they
realized they were actually read-
ing the words on the page.
She was preceded in death by
her son, Craig Cooper; and broth-
ers, William and Burton Rawls.
She will be greatly missed by
her loving husband Hoch, son
Ron Cooper (Donna) of Haines
City, daughter Kim Clark of Lake
Worth and three grandchildren;
Kris Clark, Rebecca Cooper and
Stephanie Suggs (Anthony), a
special sister-in-law, Jackie Rawls
of Hattiesburg, Mississippi along
with numerous nieces, nephews,


loving friends and her two best
buddies, Dutchess and Mozart.
Funeral Services were held Fri-
day August 24 at the Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, Clewiston, with
burial in the Ridgelawn Cem-
etery, Clewiston.
Memorials may be made to
Hospice of Palm Beach Coun-
ty, Bethesda Unit, 2815 South
Seacrest Boulevard, Boynton
Beach, 33435.

Talmadge L. Corbett
Talmadge L. Corbett (Tal), 86,
died Aug. 20, 2007. He was born
April 2, 1921 in Pearson Ga. to
the late Tinner and Edna Corbett.
They moved to Canal Point in
1923. Tal's father died at the age
of 44. Edna remarried to Mr. W.J.
White and lived in Canal Point
with the family. Tal met Ann Che-
zem, the love of his life and they
married in Okeechobee May 25,
1942. He is survived by his wife
Ann Corbett, son Randy Corbett,
daughter Carol Herick (Jeff Heri-
ck), granddaughter Brittany Her-
ick,,brother Bobby White (Sandy
White), brother in law Woody
Chezem and longtime compan-
ion Janelle Brewor, sisters-in-law
Nora Corbett, Thelma Corbett,
Marsha Corbett and lots of nieces
and nephews.
Tal Attended Canal Point
Schools with life long school
mates. He was supervisor of
heavy equipment with Hercules
Construction Co. for five years.
Tal and his wife owned and op-
erated the Glades Bargain Store
for 19 years in South Bay. He
also owned La Mont Quick Stop
Store. He was a proud veteran of
the United States Navy and CBS
from 1942-1946, under enemy ac-
tion in Japan. Tal was prepared to
give his life for our freedom. He


I Save money on your favorite grocery items. q' ". I
I Go to newszap.com to download and print coupons online! ,) I
I - - -'- -' / I
I newszap.COm Community Links. Individual Voices.
L-------------------------------j


was honorably discharged. He
was a member of the South Bay
Baptist Church. Tal had a heart
of gold and loved animals. He al-
ways had a dog or a cat. On Aug.
20 God put his hand on Tal's head
and whispered "My son it's time
to rest."
Funeral Services were held
Aug. 23 at the Glades Funeral
Chapel in Belle Glade.

Lazaro Delgado, Jr.
Lazaro Delgado, Jr., age 25, of
Clewiston, died Aug. 19, 2007 in
Belle Glade.
He was born July 8, 1982 in
Fort Myers, the son of Barbara M.
Vazquez.
Survivors include his mother,
Barbara M. Vazquez, one sister:
Tabitha Bryant, grandmothers
Cyprian Vazquez and Hilda Del-
gado; uncles, Jesus Vazquez; Sil-
via Vazquez and Jesus Delgado;
aunts, Angie Bauer, Mary Quesa-
da and Oxalis Burke; cousins, Er-
ika Vazquez; Mercedes Vazquez;
Kasha Vazquez; Sashay Vazquez;
Hannah Vazquez; . Cheyenne
Vazquez; Silvia Vazquez, Cathy
Garcia, Angelica Garcia, Ryan
Garcia, Emanuel Quesada, Timo-
thy Burke, Vanessa Cruz, Diana
Delgado and Elizabeth Delgado.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Akin-Da-
vis Funeral Home, Clewiston with
Father Juan Lorenzo and Rever-
end George Bryant officiating.
Arrangements were by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home of Clewis-
ton.

Dorothy Jean Jones
Dorothy Jean Jones, age 69, of
Immokalee died Aug. 23, 2007 at
George son Hospice House in Na-
ples. Dorothy was born in Hunts-


ville Ala. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by two brothers:
Derek Howell and Kenneth
Howell; Daughters: Lisa Corbitt
(Charles) and Teresa Thomas;
three sons: Carlton Jones (Fran-
nie), Tommy Jones (Christine)
and Kenneth Jones and seven
grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held
Aug. 25 graveside at Baptist Cem-
etery with burial following. Bris-
ter Funeral Home in Immokalee
was in charge of arrangements

Laurene H. Worth
Laurene H. Worth, 82, of
Clewiston, died Aug. 14, 2007 in
Clewiston.
She was born July 13, 1925 in
Tiflon, the daughter of the, late
James A. and the late Mlaymie
Opal (Carter) Henderson.
She was a Supervisor, em-
ployed by U. S. Sugar-Clewiston
Survivors include two sons:
Lawrence D. Worth (Don-
na) of Lake Placid,, Jerry L.
Worth(Heather) of Clewiston
and two sisters: Ruth McReynolds
of Lantana and Odelle Broaderick
(Harold) of Bartow; four grand-
children; and four great-grand-
children.
She was preceded in death by
her brothers, Eugene Henderson,
Vernon Henderson, Vinson Hen-
derson and sisters, Edna Myrle
Smith and Jessie Mae Morss
Funeral services were held Fri-
day, August 17, 2007 at 11 a.m. at
First Baptist Church of Clewiston,
102 East Ventura Avenue, Clewis-
ton with Rev. Brian Hamrick of-
ficiating.
Interment was Monday, Aug.
20, 2007 in Ridgelawn Cemetery,
Clewiston.
Arrangements were by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.


Community Links Individual Voices. c


FosanmiaOx has been linked to a very serious hone disease known as
osteonecrosis of the the jaw (ONJ) or "dead jaw."
Symptoms of ( ' .1 include:
* Exposed Bone * Loosening of Teeth * Severe Infections
If you or a loved one has , ai. .. any of the serious side 1.h..-.
listed above, call Fleming & Associates at 1-800-940-3365.

IHouston, T 77056-3019 he i ing of a lowy is on important decision tht should no be based
Andres Peeiro is licensed i FL an d IX solely upon advertisements. Before ydo deride, ask us to send you free
with principal offices in louston, TX. whiten information about our quolifioio s and exspurieoe.


' &aes 1et1 h Cire Ceter

S* Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility

Healthcare Services Include:
*Specialized Wound Care *Resident & Family Council Groups
*Full Time Medical Director 'Specialized HIV Care
*Dialysis Support *Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
*Alzheimer's Support Groups *24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing
* Intravenous Therapy -Therapeutic Activities
230 South Barfield Highway
Pahokee, Florida 33476-1834
PHONE: 561-924-5561
FAX: 561-924-9466
Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton * Visit our website at www.floridacare.net


Remember a lo'd'' one who hlias ,lepiarted ' itli
st;ciid Alemorial Tilbute i i/ethis InestaPipe'r.
'our trt-.ut cat be publHi-lhd follo> u-,_ their memorial -er. ices or
to commemorate an anruver-ar, of , our I., d 'oner - birth or pa.i-
ing, 'iou c.an add a phutor iph of' ,,,, I ..-.','. o lne I [L ne r ,mrn a
prn or -criphtre and special i rt or border_: -- and %e II rn ak� Ure '
it all come- together .a-tra.icr. el, A,ard ta.itful',
Visit wvw3.newsvzap.com/memorials for sample ads and an
online order form or call 1-866-379-6397 toll free


- - -











Lie Preschool and Child Care


Now Enrolling
ABeka Curriculum
Preschool and Child Care
Ages 2,- 3 3
Classes Monday-:Friday,
7:15-5:30
for info and enrollment call:
Tel: 863.983.3181
529 E El Paso





Ted Schiff, M.D. and the professional staff at
Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all the
care and expertise you expect.
* Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
* Diseases of the Shin, Hair and Nails
* Surgery of the Shin, Shin Cancer Treatment
* MOHS Shin Cancer Surgery
New patients are welcome
Medicare and most
insurance accepted.



CLEWITON -866-59-283


S1IO AB

'ADD COLOR.

ADD SIZE

ADVERTISE OFTEN.



Research shows that color ads, large ads, and frequency, really do sell.

Speak to an advertising representative today, and put your


Business in the black with effective advertising.



Call Brenda at 863-983-9148


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 30, 2007







TI I rlctyl , giiniiOtf cu 0mf


Bass Busters host local tournaments


In the Bass Busters Silver Di-
vision tournament on Saturday,
Aug. 18, first Place went to the
team of Jimmy and Brandon
McMillian with a total weight of
16.77 pounds. Second place Big
Bass weighing in at 6.40 pounds
went to the team of Simmonds
and Simmonds with a total
weight of 13.30 pounds. They
also had the first place Big Bass,
which weighed in at 8.32 pounds.
Third place went to the team of
Larry Payne with a total weight of
13.15 pounds.
The next Silver Division tour-
nament will be held in Clewiston
on Sept. 15, 2007.
The Bass Busters Gold Divi-


sion tournament was held on
Aug. 19. First place went to the
team of Jimmy Wrabel and Lou
Liptak with a total weight of 15.86
pounds. They also had the second
place Big Bass weighing in at 6.10
pounds. The second place team
was the team of Kelly Autrey and
Garry Long with a total weight of
15.81 pounds. They had the first
place Big Bass, weighing in at
6.95 pounds. Third place overall
went to the team of Jimmy Mc-
Millian and Jared, McMillian with
a total weight of 12.31 pounds.
The next Gold Division tourna-
ment in Clewiston will be held on
Sept. 16.


Suominea pnoto
(Left to right) Brandon McMillian, Jimmy McMillian, Skip and
Beth Simmonds, Larry Payne were the Silver Division Win-
ners on Aug, 18).


Stormwater treatment system protection


Little more than a week before
Tropical Storm Barry dumped a
much-needed four inches of rain
on Hendry County in late May,
Bobby McDaniel and his fam-
ily completed the majority of the
work on one of the largest private
agricultural stormwater manage-
ment systems in Florida.
Under design and construc-
tion for more than a decade, the
system was determined to be
functionally complete on June
30. Since July 9, an automatic
water /quality sampling device
has been ready to test its first
sample of water leaving the sys-
tem -- once water levels rise high
enough to cascade out of the de-
tention area.
In the 1990s, Everglades For-
ever legislation and the require-
ments of the McDaniel Ranch's
southern neighbor, the Semi-
noles, combined to drastically
change life on the approximately
20,000-acre Hendry County ranch
where three generations of the
McDaniel family have lived and
worked since the 1930s. Brothers
Bobby, John, David and Jeff were
brought up handling cattle and
managing citrus groves.
"The Seminole leadership
came to us about improving the
water quality of the run-off com-
ing onto their property," said
Bobby McDaniel, eldest brother
and president of the McDaniel
Ranch Partnership. "Our land
drains onto Seminole lands and,
as a sovereign nation, the Semi-
nriles car set their own at dtek.
quialit\ , aindards "
The fartnli hired an engi-
neer to design a master drainage
plan. They also worked with the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD), the regional
state agency that has regulatory
authority over water quality and
water supply projects.
'Thus began a seven-year
building project for a system that
has just under 3,000 acres of wa-
ter pre-treatment and detention
areas and more than 44 miles of
levees.
"These levees are not the typi-
cal agricultural earth berms often
found in Florida, the engineer-
designed and SFWMD-approved
levees are a major construction
undertaking," said Paul Whalen,
a water resources consultant and
the architect and former director
of the SFWMD's agricultural Best
Management Practices (BMP)
program. "Not only are the height
and size of the levees impressive,
in some places over 12 feet tall,
but the meticulous manner in
which the McDaniels have con-
structed these levees makes it evi-
dent that they are intended to be
a permanent, enduring fixture for
the ranch's future," he added.
"Not all landowners so aggres-
sively pursue their responsibility.
The McDaniels have embraced


the water quality goals instead
of trying to fight them. Respon-
sible environmental stewardship
is very important to the family,"
said Mr. Whalen.
Excess phosphorus can create
harmful algae blooms and lower
the critical oxygen content in
water. "Rainfall has 30 to 50 parts
per billion (ppb) of phosphorus
and the goal is that all water leav-
ing the McDaniel's property be at
50 ppb or lower," explained Mr.
Whalen. "Because of the low
rainfall, the system, hasn't been
able to be fully tested, but, look-
ing at upstream water quality,
early indications are good," he
added.
The McDaniels approached
reducing phosphorus levels in
their stormwater run-off through
a three-step process,. according
to Mr. Whalen. First, by using in-
dividual farm field best manage-
ment practices (or BMPs) which
assist in the proper management
of nutrients on each farm field.
Second, the farm field rainfall
run-off is pumped into a series
of ten cascading flow-through
wetland water quality treatment
areas. Lastly, the water flows
through a large detention area
where the water is further cleaned
before leaving the ranch.
To achieve these results, the
family employed a team of equip-
ment operators running full-
time on the water management
project. The brothers all pitched
in as well. Theyhad to rent heavy
equipment, engage consultants
and purchase .materials and
equipment. The family will also
be responsible for continual, per-
petual maintenance on the sys-
tem and levees. The investment
in the system by the McDaniel
family runs into the millions of
dollars, McDaniel said.
"McDaniel Ranch has made
significant progress over the past
year in completing construction
of its stormwater management
system," said Robert Brown,
Regulation Department Director
of the South Florida Water Man-
agement District.
Ron Bergeron, Sr., a contractor
who has constructed numerous
stormwater treatment area levees
for the SFWMD's Everglades Res-
toration Program recently toured
the McDaniel Ranch project. "I've
toured McDaniel Ranch from one
end to the other and have ob-
served all the improvements and
reservoirs. I'm very impressed,"
said Bergeron. "I don't think
I've ever seen any ranch go to
that degree of pre-treatment for
their water - and they are doing
it themselves, and paying for it
themselves," he added.
The family also had to make
significant changes in their core
business.
"We had to convert from an
all-cattle operation to farming be-


cause when you have to put in an
expensive system and pump wa-
ter rather than letting gravity take
care of drainage naturally, it's very
costly," said Mr: McDaniel. "The,
pumps use diesel fuel and every-
one knows what's happened to
fuel costs. Plus we laser-leveled
the fields, added wells and rock
roads." McDaniel explained that
these best management practices
are designed to address and man-
Sage the nutrients that can create
water quality problems, before
they even enter the wetland pre-
treatment and detention areas.
Sugar cane was their initial
crop (other than the family's
citrus groves), but by 2005 they
began phasing out the sugar
cane in favor of leasing land to
farmers to grow beans, water-
melon, peppers, tomatoes and
cantaloupe. Using the land to
grow row crops meant an in-
creased need to manage fertiliza-
tion processes to minimize phos-
phorus levels.
"The McDaniels have also
developed best management
practices for the specific crops
they are farming," explained
Whalen. "For example, they go
out and take soil samples to find,
out the phosphorus levels in each
field, then they choose the ap-
propriate fertilizer based on that
information. They also use soil
traps and plant windbreaks be-
tween the rows of crops to mini-
mize soil erosion."
It's a comprehensive approach
that commands" meticulous .re-
cord-keeping. "Since about year
ago, each of our leaseholder farm-
ers gets a big notebook with best
management practices that spe-
cifically address their fields. They
turn in soil samples and get fer-
tilizer analysis," said McDaniel,
explaining that the books also
cover information about crops,
aerial photos, pesticide informa-
tion and more. "It cost a lot to put
this information together, but.it's
been well worth it," he added.
Following heavy rains, ex-
cess stormwater is pumped off
the agricultural fields into one of
the ten pre-treatment areas on
the farm. "The wetland pre-treat-
ment and detention areas the Mc-
Daniels have designed and built
will hold back 150 percent more
water than the SFWMD rules re-
quire," said Mr. Whalen. "In ad-
dition, to the pre-treatment areas,
they hold back water in hundreds
of culverts and gates upstream
within individual farm fields," he
added.
The ability to retain water
is important because it allows
sediment to settle and wetlands
plants to remove phosphorus
before the water enters environ-
mentally sensitive areas such as
the Big Cypress Swamp, accord-
ing to Whalen.
The new cascading wetland


pre-treatment areas trace the
natural wetlands footprint on the
ranch property. While the water
remains in the staging area, sedi-
ments settle and aquatic plants
remove phosphorus and pesti-
cide residues. When the water
levels rise high enough to reach
and flow through a discharge
pipe, it cascades to the next
stage where more impurities are
removed. Water is then released
into a large detention area for final
water quality treatment, before it
is discharged off-site. When that
water rises high enough, it will
flow into the North Feeder Canal,
then into Big Cypress Swamp and,
finally, out into the Everglades.
"Even though the entire 3000-
acre water management system
has just become functionally
complete, the pre-treatment ar-
eas have been built in pieces,"
said Mr. Whalen. "Between the
different pieces and the use of
best management practices, the
pounds of phosphorus in the wa-
ter have already been reduced by
50 to 75 percent."
The system will also provide
environmental benefits. "A great
thing is that the land we reconfig-
ured for the pre-treatment areas
will also serve to re-hydrate our
large stands of cypress heads," said
McDaniel. "And, we've designed
our detention area levees to carve
out the oak hammocks. The oaks
in these hammocks would be
killed withthe high water levels
within the'detention areas. These
hammocks 'maintain the natural
beauty of the land, as well as pro-
vide habitat for wildlife."
The McDaniels regard the
land as .a part of their heritage,
and that reverence drives their
proactive approach to environ-
mental stewardship practices.
"The McDaniels haven't been
sitting back just hoping their
water quality will be okay," said
Mr. Whalen. "They've done ev-
erything required by permit and
more. They are doing it because
it is the right thing to do. The
family doesn't have to do many
of the things they've implement-
ed-like self-testing and paying
consultants to come out to do
audits, but they do it so they can
monitor and improve water qual-
ity," he added.
Though the stormwater man-
agement system is now func-
tional, there is still much to be
done, said McDaniel. A number
of months will be spent putting
the final touches on the existing
wetland treatment and detention
area dikes, water control gates
and weirs. And, with the future
of McDaniel Ranch ever-evolving,
plans are in place to begin design
work on an additional 300-acre
wetland detention area west of.
County Road 833.


PAHOKEE BEACON/PROSPERITY CENTER
Open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Starting September 7th

FREE LEGAL SERVICES

Civil Matters Only By Appointment
Every Friday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Notary on Staff
Call For More Information on Services
Telephone: 924-6306
Portable 6


Agency Independently
Owned and Operated


*Medicare Supplements
*Prescription Savings
-Hospitalization
*Life Insurance
*Universal Life
*Home Healthcare
*Major Medical
*Long-Term Care
*Annuities


AMERI-LIFE AND HEALTH SERVICES

OF LEE COUNTY, L.L.C.

1943 Colonial Boulevard
Regency Square Shopping Center
Ft. Myers, Florida 33907

(239)936-8667


(239)936-8678

General Manager

Don Halstead


1 6 - S 063 1


BREAKFAST SPECIALS
MONDAY - FRIDAY
TOUHDWN..... ... $4.69
'" large r. ,coal. ,''2 large'eggs','' ''"
2 strips of Bacon & 2 link sausages
FRENCH TOAST COMBO...$4.69
2 wedges of golden french toast, 2
large eggs, 2 strips of bacon &
2 link sausages
BREAKFAST CROISSANT.....$4.69
2 scrambled eggs topped with
cheese & 2 slices of bacon & served
with home fries, hashbrowns or grits
BREAKFAST SKILLET..........$4.69
Scrambled eggs with bacon,sausage,
onions, tomatoes, pepper, & potatoes,
topped with cheddar cheese. Severed
with hashbrowns, home fries or grits,
toast & jellies
WEEKEND SPECIALS
ANY OMELETTE FROM OUR
MENU OR COUNTRY FRIED
STEAK & EGGS.............$6.19
Served with home fries, hash
browns or grits & toast with jellies


LUNCH SPECIALS
SI MONDAY - FRIDAY -'
HAMBURGER PLATTER.......$4.99
' -'.:Prbro,�J�lId b i ,f poat, c:..ed io-
order and layered with swiss cheese
and sauteed onions & mushrooms.
Served with french fries, cole slaw or
onion rings
SLIM & TRIM.................$4.99
Charbroiled beef patty cooked to
order and served with cottage
cheese & sliced peaches
RoAST BEEF FRENCH DIPs..$5.99
Tender slices of roast beef on a
hoagie roll. Served with french fries
and au jaus sauce
TACO SALAD...............$6.59
Crisp salad greens in edible tortilla
bowl, topped with delicious chilli,
shredded cheese & diced tomatoes
and sour cream & chucky salsa
CORN BEEF REUBEN....... $6.89
Sliced Corn Beef topped with swiss
cheese and sauerkraut on grilled rye
bread. Served with french fries, coleslaw
or onion rings.


DINNER SPECIALS
2 SENIOR DINNERS FROM OUR SENIOR MENU INCLUDING SCOOP OF
ICE CREAM OR PUDDING........$11.59
ALL You CAN EAT FISH OR SHRIMP
4-11 P.M. FRIDAY & SATURDAY
SERVED WITH FRENCH FRIES & COLE SLAW ..........$10.99
r ---------------- -- - ---- q
,'1 0 Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
oI f Must Present Coupon Not Valid w/any other offer I
I 0 * Expiration Date 9/30/07 I
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


Now Accepting New Patients




Dr. James Bentley,




MD


General Practice & Pediactrics

Same Day Appointments Available


Please call


(863) 675-3427
For more information or to schedule an
appointment
Located in the heart of Labelle at 45 Bryan Ave.


Treasure Coat Dermatology

Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer


' a "





Jonathan S. Sanders, M.D., J.D.


Jonathan S. Sanders, M.D., J.D.



Tim loannides, M.D.


Mohs Surgery * Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails


Fellows of the
American Society for
Mohs Surgery


Board Certified by the
American Board of
Dermatology


-"' See a Board Certified Dermatologist - Everytime

Med^^ icar, Hmaa, ndEmpoyes utul ccete
I^^VEROB BEACHOEISECHOBEE
772-77-7782863-47-955


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday Au ust 30 2 7







Thursday, August 30, 2007


A OPINION


Speak Out
Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it
anytime at the Clewiston issues forum at http://www.newsza-
pforums.com/forum52. It is a hometown forum so visit the
page as often as you would like and share your comments
(but no personal attacks or profanities, please). You can also
make a comment by calling our Speak Out 24-hour opinion
line at (863) 983-9140. Comments will be published in the
newspaper as space permits.

Public issues forums
*Join the discussion of important issues at newszap.com. Topics include:
*Belle Glade/South Bay Issues: http://www.newszapforums.com/forum51
*Clewiston issues: http://www.newszapforums.com/forum52
*Hendry County issues: http://www.newszapforums.com/forum54
*Moore Haven/Glades issues: http://www.newszapforums.com/forum57
*Okeechobee city/county Issues: http://www.newszapforums.com/forum58
*Pahokee issues: http://www.newszapforums.com/forum59
Go to newszap.com, click on your community and then on "community
forums and links."


Roadwatch


Roadwatch is prepared by
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation, District One Office, Bartow.
For more information call (863)
519-2362. Motorists are remind-
ed to wear safety belts and drive
with caution, courtesy, common
sense, and patience as they travel
through work zones. Remember,
speeding fines are doubled in
work zones.

Glades County
U.S. 29: At Pollywog Cross-
over Road (north of the City of
LaBelle): Construction project
-This project will add a turn
lane, make drainage improve-
ments and install signs and pave-
ment markings. Motorists 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.
S.R. 78/Lakeport Road:
From C.R. 721/Loop Road to
C.R. 721: Maintenance contract
project - Crews will be removing
trees from the right of way. Motor-
ists should expect intermittent
lane closures, slow moving traffic
and possible delays. Flagmen will
be on site to assist with traffic.

Hendry County
U.S. 27: Between CR 720
and Stitt Ranch: Maintenance
permit project -, Crews are con-
structing a right turn lane into the
development. Motorists should
expect right lane closures for the
next few weeks, as well as slow


moving traffic and possible de-
lays.
U.S. 27: At Lewis Boule-
vard: Maintenance contract proj-
ect - Crews are replacing and
repairing street lights. Motorists
should expect intermittent south-
bound lane closures, as well as
slow moving traffic and possible
delays.
U.S. 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 pos-
sible delays.
U.S. 27: At approximately
I mile east of S.R. 80: Mainte-
nance contract project - Crews
will be placing weigh-in-motion
(WIM) sensors in the outside
lanes and loops in the inside lanes
through Aug. 31. Motorists should
expect daytime north and south-
bound lane closures, as well as
slow moving traffic and possible
delays. Motorists are reminded
to use caution while traveling
through this work zone.
S.R. 80: From east of the
Lee County line to west of
Grandma's Grove RV Park:
Construction project - Work
is under way 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.


Local Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National
Weather Service for Clewiston and surrounding area:
Thursday Partly cloudy, with a high near 91. There will be calm
winds. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely after
noon. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm
winds becoming east around 5 mph. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms are likely before., midnight. The chance of rain is
50 percent.
Extended forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 90. Calm winds becoming
south around 5 mph. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are
likely. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind
around 5 mph becoming calm. Scattered showers and thunder-
storms are likely. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 90. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms are likely. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms are likely. The chance of rain is 40
percent.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 91. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms are likely. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Scattered'
showers and thunderstorms are likely. The chance of rain is 40
percent.
Labor Day: Partly cloudy, with a high near 91. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms are likely. The chance of rain is 40 percent.






^Clewiston News


Our Purpose...
The Clewiston News is published by Independent Ne.'.spapers of Florida.
Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables thi- newspaper to
pursue a mission of journalistic service to the cluzens of the community.
Since no dividends are paid, the company iN able to thrive on profit
margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in
Independent's mission ofjournalistic service, commrutment to the ideals of
the First Amendment of the U.S. Consttution, and support of the
community's deliberation of public issues


We Pledge...
* To operate this newspaper as a public trust.
' To help our community become a better
place to live and work, through our dedication
to conscientious journalism.
* To provide the information citizens need to
make their own intelligent decisions about
public issues.
* . I.ri- . Th� r- with hone-y. accuracy,
,t,:'.dVi) I. Iri- r,-- i.rj compassion
T r, u.. .|:.In .'pmion page-i t co .tadbtare
.,nir-nrupjr, dbilc not Lo dominate it with
.ur . .: , . rj :
1 T U,, , : . , T ..WTI,.,rr. i:.ri vl. .I i-',,ri f
potential conflicts to our readers.
* To correct our errors and to give each correction
to the prominence it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those we write
about.
* To treat people with courtesy, respect and
compassion.


Editorial:
E.I N.... j o.:. , .a
F r,,,m,. N,-.l B.Itll
p-..n-i ElIAwth H-nan


Advertisin

N,,'D . ,, Aul...'. ..,, F..T'.,
A.I ,:,i'ian Sar-, : MiL .i A|,".

Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Chairman: Joe Smyth
President: Ed Dulin
Vice President of Florida Operations: Tom Byrd
Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken

Member of:

Florida Press
Assocancton


Guest Commentary


Reform - don't eliminate - No Fault insurance


By Alex Sink
Florida Chief Financial Officer
For 36 years, Floridians have
taken for granted that if they suf-
fer from injuries in a car accident,
the first $10,000 in medical and
related benefits are automati-
cally covered by the No-Fault law,
commonly referred to by the
medical benefits portion called
PIP, Personal Injury Protection. In
a few weeks when the law is set
to expire, Florida will enter a new
world.
I support the intent of the No-
Fault law, which is to ensure that
Floridians receive medical treat-
ment for injuries they suffer in an
auto accident without delay and
without the need to file a lawsuit
to recover costs relating to these
medical benefits. However, the
law, and especially the PIP provi-
sion of the law, has major flaws.
A culture of fraud and abuse has
grown around PIP, one that my
fraud investigators fight every day.
Medical costs are not managed
well in the PIP system. Claims for
PIP medical benefits should not
be used to support unnecessary
and costly lawsuits.
But the idea behind the law -
- the protection of -Floridians and
their assets -- is the centerpiece of


my role as your Chief Financial
Officer. Although I want to make
the No-Fault law and PIP work,
there is no indication that the leg-
islature will address this issue in
the upcoming special legislative
session. Therefore, with the im-
pending sunset of the law, I have
been working to increase Florid-
ians' awareness about life after
No-Fault.
Several important aspects of
auto insurance will be different
when the law goes away. I have
established an informative Web
site as an educational resource at
www.myfloridacfo.com/nofault/.
On the Web page, you will find
answers to questions about how
drivers can protect themselves in
a fault-based system and more.
Much has been reported about
changes in. auto insurance rates
when No-Fault expires. However
I encourage you to look beyond
the cost savings and consider
what you and your family need.
In particular, you may decide to
buy medical payments coverage
or increase your existing Unin-
sured Motorist or other coverage
to better protect you, which will
add some cost to your auto insur-
ance premium, even if PIP costs
are reduced.


I understand that the Legisla-
ture has been studying this issue
for years, and well-intentioned
members in the Senate and House
of Representatives have proposed
various No-Fault reform ideas.
The issue is complicated and the
parties - hospitals, doctors, attor-
neys and insurance companies
- rarely agree on reforms that
Floridians need. The reality is that
all interested parties will have to
change the way they do business
in order to fix PIP.
Whether or not we reform No-
Fault or PIP, I believe the following
components should be included
in any system of medical benefits
for Floridians:
* Florida should require man-
datory medical,benefits insurance
for owners and operators of mo-
tor vehicles regardless of who is at
fault in the accident. This would
particularly help the 20 percent
of Floridians that currently lack
health insurance.
*' Medical benefits insurance
should include mandatory cost
containment provisions. For ex-
ample, fee schedules, which set
reimbursement rates for medi-
cal services and are common in
Medicare, Medicaid and workers'
compensation, have proven suc-


cessful for containing costs.
* Florida must continue to
combat all forms of insurance
fraud and any insurance program
must include aggressive anti-fraud
measures. Critics of the No-Fault
system point to fraud as a reason
to allow it to sunset. Experience
in other states has shown us that
fraud happens in any system and
we must remain vigilant against
it.
* One thing is clear - before
No-Fault sunsets on October 1, all
Floridians should examine their
automobile insurance policies to
ensure they have adequate cov-
erage to protect themselves and'
their assets. I encourage Florid-
ians to contact their insurance
agents or companies in the next
six weeks to discuss what chang-
es will best suit their needs.
I call on the Governor and Leg-
islature to expand the call for the
upcoming Special Legislative Ses-
sion to include No-Fault and urge
the parties to work together with
the best interests of Floridians in'
mind. PIP can work. Compromise
is needed. A reformed No-Fault
law or a suitable replacement will
benefit Floridians directly by pro-
tecting families. Who can argue
with that?


Ronald McDonald
Rodeo planned
Ronald McDonald Rod
ets are now on sale for $1
LaBelle and Clewiston Cl
of Commerce and LaBell(
Glade and Clewiston McDc
The rodeo is Saturday, SE
at the LaBelle Rodeo C
on Hwy. 29 S. The gate o
3 p.m. The main event sta
p.m.
For more information
call Amanda Nisbet (86;
1538.

City awards
seek candidates
"City seeks nominate
the prestigious Outstandin
munity Service Award.
know someone 'who d
recognition in the Clewistc
forms are available from
tmanat City Hall,' 115 W
tura Avenue, Clewiston, FL
or go to the City's website
clewiston-fl.gov and do
the form.

Scout pack
to meet
Cub Scout Pack 922 m
Thursday from 7-8 p.m.
Parish Hall of St. Margaret
lic Church'(208 North Dea
Avenue). We welcome AJ
from first through fifth
We're what scouting is al
Call (561) 723-6753 witl
tions. Applications can
found at the Clewiston CI
of Commerce.

We want
your news!
The Clewiston New
comes news from the c
nity. Post your news even
tos and opinions online a
newszap.com. To cont,
email to clewnews@ne
comn or call (863) 983-91
more information, see the
Service Box on page 4.

Property Appraisq
Office closed Sept
Kristina A. Kulpa would
announce that the Hendr)
ty Property Appraiser's Of
be closed on Monday Se
observance of Labor Day.
fice will resume its regular
ule on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Scout meetings
announced
Pack 667 meets every
day evening from 7 until 8
the First United Methodist
on West Arcade Avenue
from Woodworks Park
Scouts and returning Scc
always welcome.

Newszap keeps
friends connected
Are you in touch with a
service person currently st
abroad? Newszap.com c
them stay connected with
friends and loved ones in t
community. Anyone can l
Newszap.com community'
go to your local commur
and click on "post your op
Encourage those in the se
put a note on this forum
ers in the community can I
to it. The "forum" will al
, played servicemen and


eo tick-
0 at the
chamber
e, Belle
onald's.
ept. 29,
rounds
pens at
.nrIt. nt '7


to stay in touch with hometown
issues; read local happenings on
the Newszap Web site; and, also
comment on current issues.
Newszap.com also hosts a
"post your photos page." Pho-
tos can be uploaded and seen
by family and friends at home or
overseas.

Alzheimer's


7 group meets
please The Alzheimer's support group
3) 885- will meet regularly on the first and
third Tuesday of each month.
For more information, please
call Palm Terrace of Clewiston at
(863) 983-5123.

ons for Emotions
If youm- Anonymous meets
deserves Emotions Anonymous meets
on area, at Palm Terrace Nursing Home,
Iva Pit- 01 South Gloria Stree, fiom 4 lo'
est Ven- 5 p.m. each Thurjdad .. 5 ,,
L33440,
,www. Are you a blogger?
wnload *
Get a newszap link!

The Clewiston News is look-
ing to broaden its listing of "Col-
umnists & Bloggers" at www.
newszap.com.
.eets on More and more people are
in the starting blogs - including busi-
t Catho- ness people, support groups, and
ne Duff individuals with an opinion on
LL boys the day's news or culture.
grades. If you are a local blogger who
1 about! would like to be listed, please
h ques- visit http://www2.newszap.com/
also be blogs/request.htm and fill in the
chamber form.
In addition to the link, the
newspaper will consider publish-
ing timely postings as news or
commentaries on its pages.

s wel- Free finance,
ommu- housing advice
ts, pho-
twphow Free finance and housing as-
act us distance information is available
ewszap. to assist the citizens of the com-
48. For munity in getting practical and
At Your helpful information on Credit
Restoration, How to raise your
CREDIT SCORE, Shopping for the
S right Mortgage, Minority Grants,
er'S Grant Writing, Housing Assistance
L 3 Programs, Free Credit Report
*first time homebuyers. Spanish
d like to translation is available. For more
y Coun- information, please contact CW
fice will Baxter (863) 983-6554 or Teresa
pt. 3 in Sanders (863) 233-1350
The of-
rsched- Homeowners

association meets
Pioneer Homeowners Asso-
ciation and Neighborhood Watch
meeting will be held every second
Thurs- Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at
p.m. at the Pioneer Community Center.
Church Everyone is welcome and invited
across to attend.
. New
)uts are Guardian Ad Litem

volunteers needed
Are you flexible, open-minded
and interested in advocating for
a child? Only 60 percent of Lee,
military Collier, Charlotte, Glades and
stationed Hendry County children taken
an help from their homes due to allega-
h family, tions of abuse or neglect have'
he local a volunteer Guardian ad Litem
og onto (GAL) to protect their interests.
y pages, A GAL volunteer has the oppor-
nity link tunity to be a champion for an
inions." abused, neglected or abandoned
'rvice to child in court and within the com-
and oth- munity, strongly supported by
respond program staff. For information,
low de- to apply, or to ask how your busi-
women ness or organization can help, call


of Hendry and Glades Counties
is seeking volunteers to assist
residents with continued repairs
in the aftermath of Hurricane
Wilma.
Carpenters, Electricians,
Plumbers, drywall installers and
other trade skills are needed, as
well as anyone willing to lend a
hand!
We are also looking for dona-
tions of furniture, bedding, and
appliances for our clients who
are still in need of these every day
items.
For more information or to
donate please contact CREW at
(863)983-2390 or come by our
office located at Harlem Acad-
emy Daycare Center, (944 Harlem
Academy Ave.) Room #12. You
can also email us at crewhead-
quarters@hotmail.com.

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

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


Clewiston News
Published by Independent Newspaper, Inc.
Serving Eastern Hendry County Since 1923


To Reach Us
Address: EO. Box 1236
Clewiston, Fla. 33440
Website: www.newszap.com
To Submit News
The Clewiston News welcomes sub-
missions from its readers. Opinions,
calendar items, stories, ideas and pho-
tographs are welcome. Call (863)983-
9148 to reach our newsroom. Items
may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed.
The deadline for all news items is 12
p.m. Monday prior to the following
Thursday's publication.
E-mail: clewnews(newszap.com
To Place A Display Ad
Call (863)983-9148, deadline for all
advertising is 12 p.m. Monday for the
follov.rig Thursday's publication
Fax: 1 .86.3.983-7537
E-mail *...uhl keads. 'newszap.c.:m

To Place A Classified Ad
Call 87 71353-2424 to place a classi-
fied ad. ertierment from home. The
deadline lor all ddertising is 12 pm.
MonJd,. I.�r th.e foll':.lwng Thursday's
publicauon.
Fax: 1-877-354-2424.
E-mail: classads(@)newszap.com
Advertising Billing
Department
E-mail: billteam@newszap.com


To Start or Stop A Paper
Phone: (8001282-8586
E-mail: readers , i.:st'nl ,s :ap ,:,.m
Th. Ck','ision i.s.. i~ dehlre�d by mail i...
.u..:nt.r.-s~ n Thuriday and is ..IJ in 3.:
and 't.l:.r I..:atiorn i t Lhe Clem n.,.r, snay
CA ll i11 l.:1"2.858f ri..reponi a nra ed
nerwpjpcr ...r pcmir dliwery.
Cl'''i.i :r fki i
USPS 117'-20
Pull..I.l]d *weeklv byv nde-:ndeni
'E,..'..p ers. In.:
Cle Ion, FL 33440
I., v 4 61 pr yeri mncludiig tax S..:.nd
Clasl pF,',age paid at Clumit.':r, Flonda
POSTMASTER Serd added ch angE: i:' il
Cle 'i'.l'r, N-
Circulation Administration
PO Box 7011
Dover, DE 19903


Newszap!
Online News & Information
Get the latest news at
www.newszap.com


News in Brief


94


Serving the communities south of Lake Ok6echobee


Jackie at (239) 533-1425 or (866)
341-1 GAL.
The next Guardian Ad Litem
training class starts in Fort Myers
on Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18). In
addition to 28 hours of classroom
instruction, volunteers must put
in two hours of courtroom obser-
vation.

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

Diabetes
classes offered
. Free Diabetes Education class-,
es are being offoeed.at Hendry Re-
giopal Medical Cefiter' Call To riat
(863) 983-1123 for more informa-',
tion.

Stop the violence
Services available
The Hendryand Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety
by providing services, referrals
and education relating to the af-
fects of domestic/sexual violence
in our community. The meetings
rotate between LaBelle,. Clewis-
ton and Moore Haven. To get in-
volved in the council or for infor-
mation about meeting dates and
limes, please call Abuse Council
and Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Exten-
sion (REACT): (863) 674-1811,
8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. to speak
with an advocate.

CREW seeks help
and donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)


L







Sprvino the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


I IuIsUday, AUgU~t W, ZU �JI I -...II - -I


Arrest Report


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

Belle Glade
* Tequista Harden, 31, of
Southwest Avenue E, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Aug. 20, by PBSO
and charged with grand theft. No
bond was set
* Vanessa Miles, 41, of South-
west C Place, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug.20, by PBSO on
a warrant charging her with petit
theft. No bond was set.
* Anthony Williams, 30, of
Prewitt Village, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug.20, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with two
counts of larceny $300-5,000,
forgery and two counts of fraud.
No bond was set.
* Ruben Perez, 42, of North-
east, 28th Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug.21, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with failure
to appear-child neglect and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
No bond was set.
* Duane Blake, 34, of South-
west Avenue MLK Boulevard,
Belle Glade, was arrested on
Aug.21, by PBSO and charged
with possession of marijuana,
possession of cocaine with in-
tent and driving while license is
suspended. He was released on a
surety bond.
* Taquarena Wilson, 22, of
Davis Street, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Aug. 21, by PBSO and
charged with battery. She was re-
leased under supervision.
* Zitavious Strawder, 23, of
Belle Glade, was arrested on Aug.
22, by PBSO on a warrant charg-
ing him with probation violation-


battery. He was released on a
surety bond.
* James Samuels, 19, of South-
west Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug.22, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with pro-
bation violation-possession of co-
caine and dealing in stolen prop-
erty. He was later released.
* Anthony Bosquett, 28, of
Southwest E Avenue, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Aug.23, by PBSO
and charged with possession of
cocaine and possession of a fire-
arm by a felon. No bond was set.
* Gerald Hodges, 26, of South-
west Avenue A, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug. 24, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
probation violation-burglary. No
bond was set.
* Kenneth Baker, 36, of South-
west Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug. 24, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with pos-
session of marijuana. No bond
was set.
* Gerald Hodges, 26, of South-
west Avenue A, Belle Gladewas
arrested on Aug.24, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation-burglary. No
bond was set.
* Nicole Elliott, 26, of Davis
Street, Belle Glade, was arrested
on Aug.24, by PBSO and charged
with contempt of court. No bond
was set.
* Aaron Johnson, 24, of South-
west C Avenue, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug. 24, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with bat-
tery, two counts of battery on an
officer and resisting an officer. No
bond was set.
* Aaron Glee,. 36, of Glades
Glen Drive, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Aug. 24, by PBSO and
charged with robbery and larce-
ny. No bond was set.
* Andres Roa, 17, of Southeast
Fourth Street, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Aug. 25, by PBSO and
charged with possession of mari-
juana.
* Tameria Johnson, 32, of
Palm Glades Drive, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Aug. 225, by
PBSO on a warrant charging her
with violation-possession of co-


caine. No bond was set.
* Berkell Baldwin, 27, of South-
west 12th Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Aug. 26, by PBSO and
charged with fleeing and eluding
the police, trespassing and failure
to register a motor vehicle. He
was released on a cash bond.
* Andres Roa, 18, of Southeast
Fourth Street, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Aug. 25, by PBSO and
charged with possession of mari-
juana. No bond was set.

Pahokee
* Lorenzo Green, 35, of Bet-
hune Street, Pahokee, was arrest-
ed on Aug. 20, by PBSO on a war-
rant charging him with burglary
and larceny. No bond was set.
* Joe Young, 39, of Tyson
Court Pahokee, was arrested on
Aug. 21, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with battery. He
was released under supervision.
No bond was set.
* Paul Erilas, 26, of Shirley
Drive Court, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Aug. 21, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with failure
to appear-burglary andnd indecent
exposure and violation of proba-
tion-aggravated battery. No bond
was set.
* Willis Buxton, 40, of Shive
Drive Pahokee, was arrested on
Aug. 24, by PBSO and charged
with violation of probation-bur-
glary. No bond was set.
* Liz Lawrence, 30, of Padgett
Circle, Pahokee, was arrested onrt
Aug. 25, by PBSO on a warrant
charging her with burglary and
larceny $300-5,000. No bond was
set.
* Rikina Jones, 23,of North
Coconut Road, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Aug. 25, by PBSO on a
warrant charging her with two
counts aggravated battery wit a
deadly weapon. She was released
on a surety bond.
* Tavares Fulton, 22,- of Rardin
Avenue, Pahokee, was arrested
on Aug. 26, by PBSO on a war-
rant charging him with aggravat-
ed battery. No bond was set. ,


South Bay
* Tracy Davis, 36, of Palm
Beach Road, South Bay, was ar-
rested on Aug. 24, by the West
Palm Beach Police Department
on a warrant charging him with
possession of cocaine and fleeing
and eluding the police. He was re-
leased on a surety b6nd.
* Florence Macceus, 22, of
Virginia Lane, South Bay, was ar-
rested on Aug.24, by PBSO on a
warrant charging her with fraud.
No bond was set.
* Ray Dawson, 44, of Jimmy
Lou Court, South Bay, was ar-
rested on Aug. 27, by PBSO and
charged with probation violation-
battery. No bond was set.
* Rodney Smith, 38, of South
U.S. 27, South Bay, was arrested
on Aug. 27, by PBSO and charged
with battery and aggravated bat-
tery, no bond was set.
Hendry County

Clewiston
* Joey Allen Gann, 33, was ar-
rested Aug. 25 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Cpl. Jesus Olvera was arrest-
ing officer.
* Miracle Baxter, 32, was ar-
rested on a warrant Aug. 22 and
charged with VOP: felony or
community control. DS Jonathan
Reyes was the arresting officer.
. * Dialys Enid Duprey, 25, was
arrested Aug. 19 and charged
with hit/run- leaving the scene of
a crash with-property damage,
traffic offense DUI and 'property
damage, failure to register a vehi-
cle, attaching a tag not assigned,
no valid driver's license and ne-
glect of a child without great
harm. D/S Larry Preece was the
arresting officer.
* Robert Allen Guzman, 37,
was arrested Aug. 20 on a war-
rant and charged with FTA: felony
offense. Marqueen Taretha Powell
was the arresting officer.
* Douglas Scott Perkins, 29,
was arrested on a warrant Aug. 20
and charged with VOP: felony or
community control. Teresa Helm-
linger was the-arresting officer.


Law related to accident injuries to change


Florida insurance law is chang-
ing, and the changes will affect
everyone who drives or rides in
a car.
Under the current law, all.
Florida mrotr \erhicle owners are
required to purchase personal
injury insurance (called PIP),
which pays up to $10,000 for
your injuries in an auto accident.
Under the current "No Fault" law,
your insurance pays for your in-
juries, no matter who causes the
accident.
If the Legislature does not
make any changes before Oct.
1, then on Oct. 1, the "No Fault"
Law will expire.
For more information on just
how that will affect Floridians, I
went to online to the Web page
set up by Chief Financial Officer
Alex Sink at http://www.myflori-
dacfo.com/nofault/NoFault.asp.
This provided the following "fre-
quently asked questions."
Is No-Fault going away?
If the Legislature does not
make any changes, the Florida
Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law will
expire on Oct. 1. The requirement
to purchase PIP coverage will
also expire on Oct. 1. Beginning
Oct. 1, whether you are at fault or
not in an accident could make all
the difference .as to which driver
is liable to pay for damages from
an automobile accident.
How do I protect myself as
a driver in a fault-based sys-
tem?
To make sure that you have
coverage in case you sustain any
injuries, you should consider
purchasing optional medical pay-
ments coverage from your auto
insurance company. Optional
medical payments coverage will
pay for medical bills incurred by
you, your family, and passengers


Healthier "
Life .

with Katrina Elsken
in your car who are injured in an
auto accident. You may also wish
to increase your bodily injury lia-
bility coverage (in case you injure
another person and are at fault)
and uninsured motorist cover-
age.
I bought an auto insurance
policy that doesn't expire un-
til January. What happens to
my auto insurance policy on
October 1.?
Regardless of when your auto
insurance policy is up for renew-
al, any accident occurring on or
after Oct. 1, will be handled un-
der a fault-based system. Your in-
surance company may continue
to provide your PIP benefits or
may consider your PIP coverage
to be a form of optional medical
payments coverage for the re-
mainder of your 6-month policy.
It is .important to note, how-
ever, that all damages from acci-
dents on or after October 1 will
be paid by the at-fault driver. If
your insurer initially pays your
damages and you are not at fault,
you may be expected to recover
these damages from the at-fault
driver.
What happens if I am at
fault in an accident, and my
medical expenses exceed the
limits of my medical pay-
ments? coverage?
Under an at-fault-based sys-
tem, the negligent party is respon-


sible for damages. Either you or
your health insurance will pay
for your medical expenses that
exceed the limrils on any medical
payments coverage under your
auto insurance policy.
What happens if I am in-
jured by a negligent driver?
Do I have to go to court to get
my claims paid?
Possibly. Many times, auto
insurance companies will settle
based on an acknowledgement,
of the at-fault driver in a particular
accident and benefits are paid ac-
cordingly. In some cases, there is
a dispute about who is at-fault or
to the extent of the damages and
court action may be necessary.
What happens if I am in-
jured by an at-fault driver
who does not have auto in-
surance?
Hopefully, you have pur-
chased optional medical pay-
ments coverage or uninsured
motorist coverage from your auto
insurance company. If you have,
your insurance company will
cover your medical expenses. If
you have not purchased any auto
insurance, however, you or your
health insurance will likely pay
for your medical bills. You may
of course sue the at-fault driver,
but uninsured motorists may not
have sufficient assets from which
to recover damages.
If I have health insurance
coverage, do I really need
auto insurance coverage as
well?
Yes. Purchasing auto insur-
ance coverage will help you pro-
tect yourself if you are at fault
and liable for an accident. Keep
in mind that your health insur-
ance may pay for your medical
treatments after an automobile


gQOdeg u cademA ot LAgicufftuAe & 9 coogica Studten

1200 8. Aaii gAeet. cPohokee 9U 33476
ChO teh/cPub1c gScood
grade g-sth
phone (5610924-9402

Dear Parents,
We are currently excepting registration forms for the 2007-2008 school year.
Spots will fill up quickly so please register at your earliest convenience.
Summer office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm. We would also
like to invite parents to visit the school and meet the principal Mr. Zumpano.
If you have any questions please call us, we will be happy to answer any)
questions you may have.

* Experienced Certified Teachers * Breakfast and Lunch provided
* Strong Academic Education * Free Transportation
* Wholesome. Disciplined Atmosphere * Free Uniform Shirts
* Small class sizes
i�.


accident, but co-pays, deduct-
ibles and coverage limits may
apply. Additionally, your health
insurance will not cover medical
claims of other persons injured in
an accddeirt if you are at fault'.


LABOR DAY
SA -

August 30 - September 3, 2007




Off



IO our exceptional
paints & stains*









gallon
SAVE SAWOff
Duration Home� Interior & All EasyChangeTM Wallpaper
Duration Exterior Coatings Books



I 'l -. ..




GIVE SAVE


CONNECT


LaBelle
301 South Main St.
863-612-9839
Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:00pm
Sat 8:00am-3:00pm
Sun CLOSED


Ask Sherwin-Williams?
Visit us at sherwin-williams.com.
*Retail sales only, All savings are off the regular price. Excludes Color To Go� paint samples, fan decks and
Gift Card purchases. Not responsible for typographical or artwork errors. Sherwin-Williams reserves the right to
correct errors at the point of purchase. '20070The Sherwin-Williams Company.


Everglades Dental Associates, PA.

Philip L. Provenzale, D.D.S.
Teryl Collier. RDH Rebecca Dy_-_ CD\ T'i:r: Rivas. CD'\ Nicole Luevano, Receptionisi.
Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry In A Relaxed Setting
Welcoming New Patients


Office Hours by Appointment,
417 NWV 16th St. SLe 8 Belle Glade FL

561-996-3700
Se Habla Espanol
Serving The Gli


Interest .Free Financing Available
Through Care Credit
\We Accept Mastercard. Visa. Discover. and
American Express
Find us at Iwww.americasImiles.cOIlo
ades Since 1976


rlocub


SHERVW]H-[ |
l rLUAMSr AI
I-t Fod


PUBLIC NOTICE
ATTENTION BELLE GLADE RESIDENTS
RESCHEDULED COMMISSION MEETING

THE REGULAR CITY OF BELLE GLADE
COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULED FOR
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2007
HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2007,
AT BELLE GLADE CITY HALL,
110 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BLVD, WEST,
BELLE GLADE, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THIS MEETING WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY
FOLLOWING THE ADJOURNMENT OF THE
SPECIAL CITY COMMISSION MEETING
SCHEDULED TO BEGIN AT 6:00 P.M.
ON THIS SAME DATE.

Should any interested party seek to appeal any decision made by the City
Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meetings or hearings, such
person will need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
(Reference: Florida Statutes 286.0105)

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing spe-
cial accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk at
561-996-0100 no later than 48 hours prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired,
telephone the Florida Relay Service Numbers, 800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 800-955-8770 (Voice), for assistance. (Reference: Florida Statutes 286.26)


Arires. t.. A....� on nnnrt7


f -
N








Servinci the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, August 30, 2007
U
-------------- -----------


Pilot walks away from plane crash

Suffers only [


lacerations after
accident

By Patty Brant
INI
Thursday, Aug. 23, was a
lucky day for 21-year-old pilot Ela
Bansal. She walked away from a
crash site, located just north of
Collins Slough, on Alico property
about a mile north of Keri Road.
Located in a rough area in the
south portion of Hendry County,
Ms. Bansal reportedly ran out of
fuel, causing the crash.
The crash ripped off the air-
plane's wheels, broke glass and
kicked up dirt into the cockpit,
but the pilot suffered only lacera-
tions to the forehead and a cut to
her nose.
She reportedly walked to an Al-
ico facility where emergency was
called in. She was initially.being
taken to Hendry Regional Medical
Center, but was then diverted to
Lee Memorial Hospital, according
to Hendry County Director of EMS
Randy Bengston.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said the pi-
lot, who is reportedly a citizen of
Afghanistan, told deputies at the
scene that she was the only oc-
cupant of the 1979 Cessna 152
airplane and flew from Kemper
Aviation, which is located in Palm


The pilot walked away from this 1979 Cessna
August 23.


Beach County. The registered
owner of the plane is in Falwell
Aviation in Lynchburg, Virginia.
LaBelle, Felda and Montura


Submitted photo/Hendry County Sheriff's Office
152 after it crashed off Keri Road Thursday,


fire departments all responded
to the call, which came in about
1:31 p.m. that day.
The National Transportation


Safety Board was notified of the
crash and advised HCSO to leave
the plane at the crash site until if
could be investigated.


Palm Beach County Sheriff',s
Office seeks information on this
wanted fugitive,'Shara Brown, 26,
a black female, wanted on charg-
es of aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
and criminal -
mischief. Brown
has black hair
and brown
eyes. Her last .:.
known address
is Ilex Street in Shara
South Bay. If you Brown
have informa-
tion about Brown, or about any
crime, you can help solve a crime
by calling 1-800-458-Tips (1-800-
458-8477.) For more information'
online go to www.crimestopper-
spbc.com.


raises $817,000 for schools


TALLAHASSEE - Florida
Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink
announced earlier this month that
the state Property Bureau broke
previous unclaimed property auc-
tion records, raising more money
than previous auctions and break-
ing last year's attendance record.
"I am thankful to the Floridians
who bid on the wonderful items
up for auction and the members
of our Bureau who worked so
hard to make this event a suc-
cess," said CFO Sink, who over-
sees the Bureau. "Not only did we
raise a record-breaking $800,000
for Florida school children, we
also raised awareness about the
Bureau's mission of reuniting
Floridians with their unclaimed
property."
During the auction, the Bu-
reau raised over $817,000 for the
State School Trust Fund from the
selling of 534 lots, or groups, of
items. The top selling item was a
3.3 ct. pear-shaped diamond that
sold for $22,000, $12,500 over the
reserve price. The highest-per-
centage performing lot contained
a Royal belt buckle and spurs be-
lieved to be from the last Empress
of France, Empress Eugenie, the
wife of Napoleon III. It sold for
$5,000, compared to the reserve
price of $400.
Among the other top selling
items at Saturday's auction were
autographed Hank Aaron and
Don Larsen baseballs that sold
for $450, an un-circulated 1896
$1 silver certificate that sold for
$3,100, a 1934 $500 bill that sold


for $2,800, a five ct. blue-green
diamond that sold for $14,000
and a 17 ct. natural sapphire ring
that sold for $10,700. The auction
had approximately 450 registered
bidders -- a record number -- with
bidders from 15 states and one
from the United Kingdom.
The public interest in the auc-
tion also led thousands of Florid-
ians to the Unclaimed Property
Web site, www.fltreasurehunt.
org, to see if the. state was hold-
ing their assets. While on a typi-
cal day, the Bureau's Web site
receives approximately 4,000 visi-
tors, more than 48,800 Floridians
visited the site the day before the
auction (Aug.3). In the first four
days of August, the Bureau re-
ceived claims from approximately
30,000 Floridians for over $13 mil-
lion in unclaimed property.
Floridians . are encouraged
to search not only for their own
names, but also for the names of
their family members and ances-
tors. Many of the accounts held
by the state are in the name of
deceased relatives and it can be
difficult for the state to locate the
heirs of these accounts.
The Bureau receives items that
have been abandoned in safe
deposit boxes for at least three
years and spends up to two years
searching for the rightful owners
or heirs. The Bureau has had tre-
mendous success in finding own-
ers. In the past year alone, the
Bureau returned a record 255,000
accounts valued at more than
$171 million. But when owners or


heirs cannot be found, the items
are auctioned. While the pro-
ceeds from the auctioned items
are transferred to the state's Pub-
lic School Trust Fund, the money
is held in the original owners'
name and can be claimed for free
at any time.
Since the program's inception
46 years ago, the Bureau has suc-
cessfully reunited owners with
more than $1 billion in unclaimed
property. Over the past five years,
the program has returned, more
than $546 million-- more than
half of all the money returned
since the beginning of the pro-
gram-- due largely to aggressive
effi:'its1 b l\ lh: prtgra.' in :, contact
owners.
The Bureau is currently hold-
ing 7.8 million accounts, mostly
from dormant accounts in finan-
cial institutions, unclaimed utility
deposits, insurance benefits, pre-
mium refunds, un-casfied checks
and trust accounts, as well as
watches, jewelry, coins, stamps
and historical items from aban-
doned safe deposit boxes.
Unclaimed property can be
claimed for free at any time by
the rightful owners or heirs by
logging on to www.flreasurehunt.
org or by calling the Bureau at 1-
88-VALUABLE. Until claimed, the
unclaimed funds are transferred
to the state's School Trust Fund
to benefit public schools. Since
the program's inception in 1961,
more than $1.5 billion has been
transferred to the fund.


Save money on your favorite grocery items.
I Go to newszap.com to download and print coupons online!
I >>>>>> > I

newszap.Cim Community Links. Individual Voices.
L---..---------.---------- J





Mobile Home, Home Supplies & Hardware
Doors * Windows * Vanities * Siding * Skirting * Shutters
Tools * Building Supplies * Plumbing * Electrical


Jack N. Estes - Owner
111 S. San Benito St, Clewiston


863-983-3000
Cell: 228-6916


5gew glasses Top Back-To-Sciool List


"Poor vision can delay a child's
ability to learn to read. 80% of
learning is through sight"


"The Optical Center"
at Please stop by and take advantage
Family Eye Care of our Back-To-School Special.
100 N Mainl Sireet
LBi3l3e EL 33935 Call for Details!
675-0761'





A/C & Heating Services LLC
Do you need a part to repair
Sales your own A/C system?
Inslan Ifso we have all the parts you'll need to do it yourself!
Pool Heaters 741 S. Bridge St * LaBelle 24/7 Emergency Service
Refrigeration * Financing Available to Qualified 863-675-2878
Lic. Customers * All Major Credit Cards The Service company that others are
CAC1815266 Accepted Ask about our The Service Company that others are
scratch and dent A/CMEASURD BY!









REICW KIMANCINI
Se Habla Espaiol - Offices in Port St. Lucle.
The hiring of an attorney is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertisements.
Before you decide, ask us to provide you with written information about our qualification and experience.


ga$
wa n ttos. ...,










GLADES
GENERAL
F.0SPITAL


Candlelighters plan benefit event


Candlelighters of Southwest
Florida, Inc. will host the 13th An-
nual Candlelighters Gold Ribbon
Classic Golf Tournament spon-
sored by Dispense-Rite at one of
Bonita Bay Groups most exclu-
sive and prestigious Southwest
Florida golf courses.
Join us on Saturday, Sept. 29
at The Bonita Bay Club in Bonita
Springs as we tee up and cele-
brate the 25th anniversary of Can-
dlelighters of Southwest Florida, a
local charity whose dedication to
children with cancer or blood dis-
orders has continued to brighten
the lives and hearts of Southwest
Florida's most precious gems.
Sponsorship opportunities
range from $100 to $5,000 with
some including player positions
and signage. An individual player
is $150. In addition, you can help
by furnishing the charity with gift


certificates, gift items to be used
for a raffle or you can gather up
items for the golfers goodie bags,
a great way for your business to
receive some advertisement and
let the community know you care
about children living in South-
west Florida.
. The Candlelighters have been
in the community for over 23
years offering support, education
and activities to families in Lee,
Collier, Hendry, Glades and Char-
lotte Counties all at no cost.
"Candlelighters is a unique
charity, we are all about helping
families throughout the child's ill-
ness, even when a child receives
treatment outside of the com-
munity, Candlelighters is able to
offer our services to them," said
Klair Snellbaker, Executive Direc-
tor and Founder of the Southwest
Florida affiliate group.


For more information, spon-
sorship packages or player regis-
tration call Candlelighters at 432-
2223 or 1-800-738-3588 or visit
their Web site at WWW.Candle-
lightersSWFL.org/ Donations are
.tax deducible.







Public Issues
Forum
An open forum in which issues
of the day are debated - some-
times vigorously.
V


Same Day Service * Lab On Premises * Repairs While You Wait


$ 10_5
_5
Senior Special (55+)
5 275'
55+)
Porcelain Crown $500 2751
1 20
Single $390 - 5110-5120

1 20
$ 00 j
Full Set $720 - 5110-5120
Partial $365 - 5211-5212


Spike and Doc


MERCER DENTAL CLINIC FREE CONSULTATIONS
6I On US41, South Fort Myers 1-866-226-9400
General Anesthesia Available For Extractions Toll Free
The paliet! and any other poison responsible for payments has a right lo refuse to pay. cancel payment or be reimbursed for paymrent tlran othr ser et'ice, examination or
trsatmeni that is performed as a reaull of ard within 72 hours of responding to the adveroiRne nl lor the Iree, discounted fee or rfrductid 1P6 s lo r e examination or lCtcalmen


94 SW.IsFSret Bll Gad










(bhid eWedys on ainStreet)
For an apoinmntla secl


Unclaimed property auction Crime
Stoppers


Thursday, August 30, 2007


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee








Thursday. Auaust 30. 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Keynote speaker will


provide wake-up call


By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida
Rufus E. Rose was the original
owner of what later became the
Disston St. Cloud Sugar Planta-
tion. In 1887, Hamilton Disston
bought one half interest in the
project that also included a large
peach orchard.
Later Mr. Rose worked with
was involved with the develop-
ment of Florida from the very be-
ginning, 1850, when the federal
government granted the fledgling
State of Florida title to 15 million
acres of "swamp and overflowed
lands "for drainage and reclama-
tion."
In 1881, a few days after Wil-
liam Bloxham's inauguration as
governor, Hamilton Disston (son.
of the Philadelphia saw maker)
purchased' four million acres
from the State for $1 million, 24
cents an acre.
It was described as "everything
south of Township 28 South and
east of Pease Creek" -- roughly ev-
erything south of Orlando!
Mr. Rose wrote a, short his-
tory of that development, not on
a whim, but by request. He was
there and he knew.
The document, written in 1916,
was titled, The Swamp and Over-
flow Lands of Florida, the Disston
Drainage Company and the Diss-
ton Purchase, a Reminiscence by
R.E. Rose, State Chemist.
Mr. Rose wrote about four
governors who piloted Florida
through this monumental project:
William D. Bloxham (two terms:,
1881-1885 and 1897-1901), Wil-
liam S. Jennings (1901-1905), Na-
poleon B. Broward (1905-1909),
and Albert W Gilchrist (1909-
1913).
"Having often been asked to
prepare a short history of, and
the reasons...for, the organization
of the Disston Drainage Company.
on January 25, 188 I, t10 drain and
reclaim some 15 million acres of
'Swamp and Overflowed Lands'
in Florida and the subsequent pur-
chase by Hamilton Disston and
his associates of Philadelphia, of
four million acres of 'Swamp and
Overflowed Lands' for $1 million
on June 1, 1881, the conditions
existing at the time and the rea-
sons for undertaking these great
projects ... having been closely
allied with various Disston enter-
prises, particularly the Drainage
Company, from their incipiency,"
wrote Mr. Rose in 1913.
" .. there were few railroads"
and roadways except " the old
Fernandina to Cedar Key road, no
railroad to Ocala, none to Tampa;
the mail went to Tamps by stage,
no railroads south of Jackson-
ville," wrote Mr. Rose.
Mr. Rose wrote that Gov. Blox-
ham interested Hamilton Disston,
son of the saw maker in purchas-
ing four million acres for $1 mil-
lion, or 25 cents an acre. That
money pulled the state back from
insolvency. Immediately, railroad
construction began and "extrava-
gant legislative grants were made
to various proposed railroads
... far in excess of that provided
by General Law ... 3,849 acres
for each mile of railroad built."
Subsequent legislatures granted
so much land to the proposed
railroads it was "far in excess of
the acreage owned by the State,"
wrote Mr. Rose. The State was,
naturally sued by the angry claim-
ants. The effect? The Internal Im-




STAHTON
MOBILE HOMES



Quality Homes at Discounted Prices!
Homes From the Low $50's.
Turn Key Packages Available.
Family Owned Since 1981.
- . JACOBSEN
FLEEOW ' HOMES

HOMES. INC lu nnIm


Clewiston LaBelle
1312W.S ugailandHwy. 231W.H poocheeAw.
863-983.8106 863-675-6266
Okeechobee 4925 Hwy 441 S, * 863-467-6622


provement Fund was bankrupt
again.
Gov. Bloxham again tried to
contract to have the reclamation
and drainage work completed,
but because of all the claims
against the land, no contractor
would start the work.
Governor Bloxham's succes-
sor, WS. Jennings, took office in
1901 and he found, "the fund still
intact, though involved in litiga-
tion and hampered by injunctions
tying up all of their resources,
both land and money," wrote Mr.
Rose. Gov. Jennings continued
the legal battles successfully and
largely prevented the fund's col-
lapse.
Napoleon B. Broward (for
whom Broward County is
named) succeeded Jennings in
1905 with a strong "drainage of
'the Everglades" and "release to
the people... of Lands covered by
various claims... generally legisla-
tive grants to railroads," Mr. Rose
wrote.
Gov Broward created the
"Board of Drainage Commission-
ers," comprised of the same state
officers composing the "Trust-
ees of the Internal Improvement
Fund" these were the members
of the new Drainage Commis-
sion, the document explains.
Two huge dredges were built;
the Okeechobee and the Ever-
glades, powerful enough to cut
through the rocky barrier that
"was an insurmountable ob-
struction to the drainage of the
Everglades," Mr. Rose wrote. The
rock formed a "lip" that kept wa-
ter from completely draining out
into the ocean and the Gulf of
Mexico. Their logs prove that at
no time has such work been ac-
complished so economically or
so fast.
.. The land that was being
drained had no value at all at the
time. But the experts of that time
estimated that the warm weath-
er, rainfall and fertile soil the
land would be worth $4 an acre
when the work was complete. As
the dredges worked deeper and
deeper into the Everglades, "the
lands behind the dredges were
freed of accumulated water and
thus fitted for habitation and cul-
tivation," Mr. Rose wrote.
The large land owners fought
the drainage tax levied by the state
"and refused to pay their just pro-
portion of reclaiming their own
and other lands of the district.
By every known means the work
was delayed and hampered, the
surveys, levels and estimates of
the cost of the work exaggerated
and the worthlessness of the soil
argued.by powerful interests, as-
sisted by the press," Mr. Rose ex-
plained.
But Gov. Broward persisted
and, aided by ex- governor Jen-
nings and attorney general W.H.
Ellis, reached settlement of the
law suits, which relieved the fund
of that burden.
For more on Mr. Rose's histo-
ry, see next week's Recollections
column in this newspaper.
Editor's note: Sources for this
article included the Everglades
Digital Library and Http://dhr.
dos.state.fl.us.museum collec-
tions/governors.
MaryAnn Morris may be contacted
at mmorris@newzap.com.


Silic" 19-'()

Roval's


FURNITURE
APPLI, BEDDI/VG


Author, speaker and TV per-
sonality Larry Winget, known as
the "Pit Bull of Personal Devel-
opment," will serve as keynote
speaker for this year's Florida Fruit
and Vegetable Assn.'s Cracker
Breakfast at their 64th Annual
Convention. And it promises to
be a real wake-up call.
Mr. Winget has written two
well-received books, "Shut Up,
Stop Whining & Get a Life",
which teaches universal princi-
ples that can work for anyone and


"It's Called Work for a Reason!",
which drives home the point that
"your success is your own damn
fault." Mr. Winget also hosts an in-
your-face A&E network TV reality
show, Big Spender. The Cracker
Breakfast takes place Tuesday,
Sept. 18, at 7:30 a.m.
The convention will be held
Sept. 16-18 at the Boca Raton Re-
sort and Club in Boca Raton.
To register, call Martha Tucker
at (321) 214-5200.


Submitted photo
Henry Spang (pictured with Janice Groves, Executive Direc-
tor of Hendry County Economic Development Council and
District 7 Director for Florida Economic Development Coun-
cil) was honored recently for his dedication to the Hendry
Regional Medical Center.

Henry Spang receives


volunteer recognition


During this year's Annual
Florida Economic Development
Conference local resident, Henry
Spang, received honors for his
volunteer work in Southwest
Florida FEDC District 7. Mr. Spang
received his award for his dedi-
cation to the Hendry Regional
Medical Center and participation
in obtaining the new Urgent Care
Center in LaBelle as well as his
appointment to and participation
on the Hendry County Planning
Board.
District 7 includes 10 counties
including Charlotte, Collier, DeSo-


Alexander


nominated


to board
LABELLE - Alico, Inc., a
land management company, an-
nounced that it has considered a
request from Atlantic Blue Group,
Inc. (Atlanticblue), which owns
50.6 percent of the Company's
outstanding voting shares, that JD
Alexander be included as one of
Alico's nominees for its Board of
Directors at the next Annual Meet-
ing of Shareholders. Atlanticblue
did not request that the size of the
Company's Board of Directors or
the number of Atlanticblue-relat-
ed directors be increased.
The Company noted that J.D.
Alexander has previously served
on the Company's Board, was a
Vice President of the Company
and the manager of its citrus divi-
sion for 10 years. He then became
a Florida State Representative and
later a Florida State Senator and
has extensive business, agricultur-
al and governmental experience.
Mr. Alexander is the current
Chairman and Chief Executive Of-
ficer of Atlanticblue and is the son
of John R. Alexander, the Chair-
man and Chief Executive Officer
of Alico.


Iukyaklaa


I "Peyton Burgandy"
With a rich vibrant color
and an exciting contemporary
design, the "Peyton Burgundy"
Upholstery collection adds a
Refreshing style with a hinl of
sophistication to any home decor
7- Piece Room Package 1 19 .'95
I Sicft. L ovearat. Cofr-* Table' and 2- ind Tablei,
Belle Glade 5619967646 ne
CleWISIOn 863-9832 -4 & mYHre
Immokalee 239-457-6138 oeeenobee
% aSt^S" % o. PO 1W")


to, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, High-
lands, Lee, Manatee and Sarasota
and a population of nearly 2 mil-
lion people.
CLC AND SAVE-



I Go to newszap.com to
download and print
coupons online!
L ........ nI


The Family of Elgin D. Watts
Gratefully expresses appreciation for your prayers,
visits, telephone calls, floral arrangements, gifts of
food and other sympathetic gestures of love shown
during this time. Your acts of kindness have been
extremely comforting.

May God Bless you abundantly,
The Watts, Monroe and Family


Aquatan
Pools

Resurfacing, Remodeling,
Replastering and Building the
Finest Pools
www.aquatanpools.net
Henry Bauer 561-722-8160
Hu I' l.ll ir ~ l I'. ~~iil~ .|'ill~ill " t -' . .__________


SHADOW MOUNTAIN RANCH
[A 35-t acre estate with grand svews of Pike's Peak � Larkspur, Colorado]
* Maj.stic log & stone estate - Open living area with exposed log trusses &windows
offering expansive views * Chet's kitchen * Gated & fenced with large barn suitable
for equestrian use * Ideal location between Denver and Colorado Springs


t il I , ..... , .l .I


- . --
IS?-./'
,I|."


f i- --, ,- ,tI i, ,--AI ' 1 1 11


..jo ..flj ,?,1r.1 fd .10 I e1 01 ~.ln ?~i ~
F, li p 1,' u j I 'i' i lt ,'I-t Jren e / s
F o. C onplefv Eei j1,13C 311800-323-8388
RowLell Auctions, Inc. t


Registe fo.O Ln.Act- Udaes .welcio e


ty Air Duct Cleaning


Chris Musgrave & Sons


Electrostatic Filters & Sanitizing
Call Today and Reduce Ih or Air Polluntants


sucn as .,, . .
Dust Mites, Mold, Mihll, t.-lnal.d Dander & Cigarette Sijoke[
Phone: 863-983-8536 Cell: 863-228-2902


UOMEff TUE ORIGWALr


r (LA$i^^ P

rtf~rfJ AS~r(


.* , , ,.r *' " " ' ,., ,s ~ s
,, * ......... . y " "

-S" ."" ,',..,"1 BBB
"r,,,"' ' "'' ",-� � I' B v-* ,
."(B. * S.



.� * f


: il .- '1 1 " - ,


^~ '" * ' " * .. �.. ' ,;,._-" *


Make up to $2,500

by filling in the space above!


SeUl your personal vaLuables if
they're $2,500 or less for
absolutely free!
No fee, no catch, no problems!


A4Clewiston News
-. . .


* 4 lines for 2 weeks

* Price must be
included in ad

* Private parties
only

* 2 items per house-
hold per issue


* 1 used item or
grouping per ad
priced at $2,500
or less

* Independent
Newspapers
reserves the right to
disqualify any ad.


OLADES COUNTY
i DEMOCRAT

The Sun


Toll Free 877-353-2424
classads@newszap.com


Gov. Napoleon Gov. William
Broward Bloxham


Gov. Albert Gov. William
Gilchrist S. Jennings


Hamilton Disston bought

4 million acres of Florida


II


I


I r


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 30, 2007


I � I





Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, August 30, 2007


71l


AMPTON


IRYLI I


ODGE IEEP


^,-----_------- - ----------*---'---- ----"

Automatic
Transmission Tune-UP


$79.95
Brain/Replace
INCLUDES:
*Dra. fluid 'remove filter
* New Mopar transmission filter
* Installation of new fluid
* Necessary adjustments
* Road-test vehicle
* Some Jecep vehicles require an extra charge due to
special filter
* Vehicles with special fluids may be higher. Imports may be
higli -- Additional charge for fluid disposal
Expires 9/5/07 /


Wheel Balance &

Tire Rotation


$24.095.
INCLUDES: .
*Remove four wheels
from vehicle; balance
and rotate
Special wheels, specialty
vehicles slightly higher.


Cooling'

System Service


S89.95,
INCLUDES.
* Inspection of hoses and belts I
* Mopar antifreeze replacement
(2-gal max) I
* Pressure test system
* Diesel engines and additional parts/labor extra
*Vehicles requiring longer-life antifreeze are higher
*additional charge for fluid disposal
-- Expires 9/5/07 .:


Lube, Oil &

Filter Change


$21.95
INCLUDES:
*Engine oil replacement up to 5 quarts
* Complete chassis lube
* New Mopar oil filter
* Fluid level inspection
* Inspect CV joints and front
suspension components


-I
-- I
I

I
I
I
I


.... Additional charges may be applied for diesel,
/ i ' V-1Os, Hemi! V-8s, fluid disposal, semi-synthetic
Expires 9/5/07 and synthetic oils. Expires 9/5/07 /
Present this ad when order is written. Check with Service Advisor to see if vehicle may require additional parts and/or labor at extra charge. Cannot be used with other specials or like service. Customer is responsible for tax. Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge,
Jeep and Eagle vehicles only 2004 Daimler Chrysler Motors Company, LLC. Chrysler, Jeep Dodge and Mopar are registered trademarks of Daimler Chrysler. Good Year is a registered trademark of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
HAMPTON CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP
Iwo I o 11�3 *I XffW**Io V *3 WWWV IW i I MAIIa ** *W aT I a a 0 1 tOA


a f 0 0 aAF


C


It really does make a
I--II RCYA DG .E.. E R
u-u E'Y^ Eei)
r~/*�r- *=c


difference?!
Jeep
ra �~ ~JK ~ Ua = h ,.)e


--- ""--i'--li


4,
I

I





I'


0,


I B-BV^K- <�-�2^T^^X C-�


Serving the community ies south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 30, 2007


IL7


-----------------------------------


I


^-J







Thi,,ro-lv\ Aiit1ii ' 20A 7 9f)r7


Submitted photo

Clewiston Christian School
On Family Fun Day, held on Saturday, Aug. 11, the winner of the full tuition scholarship for
the Clewiston Christian School Francis Spry, donated the scholarship to Diana and Sean
Stowe. Daughter Hannah Stowe, will now attend kindergarten at the Clewiston Christian
School. Left to right are Diana Stowe, Hannah Stowe, Brenda Braddock.


Suncoast For Kids presents awards


TAMPA - Suncoast for Kids
Foundation, the Foundation fund-
ed by Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union, awarded 17 high
school seniors, one from each
public school in Glades, Hendry
and Lee Counties, scholarships of
$1,000 each.
The student receiving this hon-
or from Glades County is Jalessa
Johnson (Moore Haven High
School). From Hendry County
are Robert Pass (Clewiston High
School) and Shayla Wilson (La-
Belle High School). From Lee
County are Christopher Huff-
man (Cape Coral High School),
Luisa Buitrago (Cypress Lake
High School), Kyle Aryn Black
(Dunbar High School), Nicole
Reyes (Estero High School), Na-
thaniel Modglin (Fort Myers High
School), Robert Edward Ebbert
(Ida Baker High School), Brittany
Guilford (LAMP), Whitney Stew-
art (Lehigh High School), Mon-
tanna Lynn Honc (Mariner High
School), Emily Teachout (North
Fort Myers High School), Hannah
Paladini (Riverdale High School),
Zachary Brindise (South Ft. Myers
High School), David Pearce (High
Tech Central), and Chrysan Lap-


pano (High Tech North).
"We are proud of the achieve-
ments of the students in our lo-
cal communities. They are being
rewarded for their commitment
and hard work in the classroom
and now have the opportunity to
pursue higher education through
our Suncoast for Kids Foundation
scholarship program," said Greg
Pasanan, regional vice president
of Lee County.
The Suncoast for Kids Schol-
arship program awards a $1,000
scholarship annually to one stu-
dent in each public high school
in the 15 counties served. Since
2006, the Foundation has pro-
vided $220,000 to this program
to assist 220 students pursuing a
higher education.
"The Suncoast for Kids Foun-
dation is dedicated to helping
students in our community," said
Tom Dorety, president and CEO of
Suncoast Schools FCU. "Our mis-
sion is to promote the education,
health and emotional well being
of children -in our communities
through scholarships and con-
tributions to public schools, and
this is just one way we do that,"
he adds.


Scholarship funds come from
Suncoast for Kids Foundation.
Monies for the Foundation are se-
cured in two ways; anytime a non-
member uses a Suncoast ATM
and five cents is donated from the
merchant's fees when members
use the Suncoast check card in
a signature transaction. Suncoast
for Kids, is sponsored entirely by
the credit union, and 100 percent
of funds are contributed to orga-
nizations and initiatives that assist
children in the communities Sun-
coast Schools FCU serves.
Suncoast began providing an-
nual scholarships in 1990 and in
2005 selected the Consortium of
Education Foundations to admin-
ister the scholarship program. The
scholarship criteria established
by Suncoast for Kids are based
on scholastic .achievement, extra
curricular activities and financial
need. A strong emphasis is placed
on financial need so that an op-
portunity can be given deserving
students who may not otherwise
be able to attend college. The
selection is based on the recom-
mendations of school guidance
counselors and other education
administrators.


Boyd is new teacher at CHS


Shyla Boyd is a new teacher at
Clewiston High School. She teach-
es 11th and 12th grade Reading.
For her undergraduate work, she
attended Florida International
University in Miami. She did her
graduate work at Towson Uni-


versity in Baltimore, Maryland.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Women Studies with
a minor in Psychology and
Master of Science in Women
Studies with concentration in
Women's Health and Sexuality


She grew up


in Clewiston at-


tended school in Moore Haven
Her hobbiles include danc-
ing,, singing and modeling
"It never to late to learn. It's a life
long process," she said.


Suomiueo pnoto
Cub Scout packs 977 and 667 enjoyed summer activities.

Cub Scouts enjoy summer activities


This summer has been a lot of
fun for Cub Scout packs 977 and
667. They started off with a June
trip to a marlins game sleepover
in Ft. Lauderdale; it was quite an
experience for all that were able
to attend.
They have also had several
fundraisers that helped the boys
earn money for activities for the
coming year. One of these was
a carwash held at McDonalds in
Clewiston; we would like to thank
the managers for the use of their
facilities for this. The children
earned money that allowed them
to go to butterfly world in July and


experience the different changes
that a caterpillar goes through to
become a butterfly. While they
were there they learned about
other insects that are native to
Florida and many that are not. It
was an exciting time they will not
soon forget.
Another fundraiser that was
very successful was the lock-in
sleep-a-thon. The goal was to
get as many pledges as possible
for every hour the boys stayed
awake. Most did not go to sleep
at all. Packs 667 and 977 have
joined together and have elected
the following officers: Committee
Chairman: Cynthia Potter, Cub


master: Jake Pearson, Treasurer:
Lanie Doucette, Secretary: Denise
McGlothlin, Pack Trainer: Susan
Griffith Committee Members:
Eileen. Pearson, Jose Santiago,
Sabrina Gadson, and
Marie Johnson Tiger Den
Leader: Lannie Doucette, Wolf
Den Leader: Denise McGlothlin,
Bear: Tonya Hernandez, Webelos
1- Fidel Hernandez, Webelos 2:
Susan Griffith, and Hilda Ruiz
There will be a Scout Round-
up at EES and WES cafeterias on
Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Exciting activities
and events are planned for the
Scouting program.


SAVE MONEy ON yOUR-FAVORITE GROCERy ITEMS. , I
I ". . Go to newszap.com to download and print coupons online!
i " neWSZ|1ap.Com Community Links. Individual Voices.
L ---- ----------------


School News in Brief


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 SalIn
de Conferencias del Edificio de la
Direcci6n. Todos interesados son
bienvenidos para asistir.

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

Immunization
shots available
Free immunizations are avail-
able at the Hendry County Health
Department, 1100 S. Olympia,
Clewiston, or the LaBelle office
located at 1140 Pratt Blvd., La-
Belle. The hours are Monday-Fri-
day from 8:30 until 11 a.m. and 1
until 3:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion, please call (863) 983-1408
in Clewiston or (863) 674-4041.
Please bring available shot re-
cords.

School Lunch
prices increase
Due to inflation of food and
labor cost, the Hendry County
School Board has had to increase


lunch prices for all Hendry Coun-
ty Schools. The price increase is
as follows: Elementary School
Lunch $1.50, Middle and High
School Lunch $1.75 and Adult
Lunch $2.50.

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

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

Literacy program
offered at library
The Clewiston Library, in con-
junction with the Harlem Library,
has completed training volunteers
to serve as tutors to local adults
who need assistance in reading
and writing literacy. Trainers from
Palm Beach County presented
two intensive training workshops
in order to certify these volun-
teers. These services are offered
to adults 18 and over who recog-
nize the need to read and write
with more proficiency. The ses-
sions are free to participants and
the hours are flexible, scheduled
around the needs of the individu-
als who sign up for the program.
Each person will be assessed by


the program director and paired
with a certified tutor. In an effort
to meet the needs of the commu-
nity, the sessions will take place
at the Clewiston Library, as well
as in Harlem. For additional in-
formation, please drop by the
Clewiston Library or the Harlem
Library for an application. You
may also contact the Program Di-
rector, Sue Vaughn, at the Clew-
iston Library, (863) 983-1493 or
at home at (863) 983-1365. The
paperwork is also available from
Barbara Oeffner, Clewiston Li-
brary Director (863) 983-1947 or
Florida Thomas, Harlem Library
Director (863) 902-3322.

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

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


ifDEMoCR
City looks-afwI


Ne�w ce;;eiFry u


'-- The Sun
;"Cll apPIovU3 pln y lot OtMlerta



�:,. . *' 'l. ''*


We are pledged to operate our newspaper as a public trust. Fairness is
extremely important to us.

We admit our errors promptly and we don't "bury" the corrections. (If
error appears on the front page, that's where we print the correction.)

Sometimes people don't like what has been written about them. In those
cases, we offer a "right to reply" and allow them to tell their own side of
the story.

How are we doing?

Let us know by mailing feedback@newszap.com or call your editor.



Clewiston News


GLADES COUNTY



DtEMOCRAT



TheSun
Communiiity Service Through Journalism


Your right




to reply.


1 nursudy, /August ou, euvi


I


EDUCATION


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee





Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, August 30, 2007


AB
AT;


Palm Beach


/
I4f


I


Al :


UIkll
MONT


Brand New 2007 Dodge RAM 15 Regular Cabs
a mif� ~ gAM trCb


em-


2007n . CALIBER , M7 nd DAKOTA CLUB CAB irde. CARAVAN 'Brand RAM 1500 QUAD CAB
2 TO E 0/U 2 TO STK, 7332
CHOOSE! CHOOSE' CHOOSE!


) i & f lj


Brand New t rDIIICrD Brand New TAWI UT
2007 Chrysler CIRUISER o 2007 Olri TOWN & COUNTRY
25 TO S T1 2793
CHOOSE'
Sa ^.*.^^^^^u^jij^ ^^Ky~t^B~


Brand New L E Y
2007 jeep LIBERTY
STK .(7546 ,


9 i-3 i --od ' 0311
Brand NewATRIOT
STK#8008 eepPATRIOT
STK#80088


1 iflJOj
oo COMPASS
ST 2825
/ astaL- - ,, i "! _


7/"
/011)
lalw
vl


Brand New Brand New WRANGLR DR. Brand New
2007eep GRAND CHEROKEE 2eepWRANGLER 4 DR2008 Jeep COMMANDER
STK A,7006 STK/@ 30n4 573051'
r __p


I j, 40


V.&r
A-1
,/Ctt.


I 1


n 7on n min -1


I ~1 I
Ii *: 'I'


I1 1


St
.i'ir Mi


N


Palm B6each


, . '. .-.1 .I. " ,. . r, ..L " ' , * , .I-, , II F ."i, l 1 'l~~,~C ' ,1 I :1 I I1'ir ' Ii",i ' . , .', '. C'LLE.. RI'2-L.11,'.i :.i1. - P.L. EEE. TAG.l LU L'1, '. . ' . , l ' , ' . , '' , I " .'Ll i. " :,l" , LlC TlId T 4 ,UL it TLtI [
, Pi . T':, .;,,.', ,Al f! .iL, I 61.'.l . h 'ii l'" i,,:r'",,II, Li ' L.'FA H Il,).'61 tEr, IC.' E R I.B ' , , SHE,,. t l Xr ' i:" ' ,,T '','E !L1II , I , r i.r"; ,f, i .:, ; . "'. I' .' , ir. i: ! ' LI " :'D ". ,W' * L ERISA 27 MCO TH LELS Rl I MILES PER YEAR, SP f S35 0 CASH OR TRA E 1 YDUE A I EPfION PLUS T AX AG TITLE ,EE S, LER INSTALLED
" ' . i , i, ,,i,.i ',.i R r.i. PILUSiTA;iT',,iT' .,i, ,E i,',;T rii,. El ,," .: ,l ' -. l , r li .: l .; .'-,il"Di E . ,E",'i :"" ",' ;' ' 'i: , ' "i L ,'-ST. i'TAGI E '.EESI..A T ES A lERINSTAT LE OPi S'ISDEPOSITAilDFIRSTMONTISPAYMENTIDUEEATSIGINGTOOAIFSPflEDCUS1OMETlSWiHAPPROV EDCREDIT


VfIV Mi


-m


45


ogi


fil


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 30, 2007
0 -


--41�
k� ddm-�Z�-
Of .,


P(W






-rk...i.ou A...i....e-on A nn 7


I [ursUay, I�UgUSL U, U fAlVlIj& u�l11


Rervina the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


rII~1'fi f/fin Ull! I


tiI


W.Vi.


00.


IN PRE-I


~Z~II ow n.-
.-a~ too"~


ONLY


'95 FORD TAURUS S3990
STK#73259A............. ......
'99 SATURN SL2 .5990
PSTr 71 8 V .,
'99ACURA TL S9980
ST;.', 7 294 _ 1
'05 DODGE NEON -7990
'01 CHEVY IMPALA 7990
ST,72R266 9p
'04 FORD FOCUS 59090
STK#7738A ,9,30'
'05 DODGE NEON SXT !! 4 90
ST P ..... . v02
'04 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONV. s13990
STK# 8044A ............... .......
'06 FORD FUSION '1s4.990
S T K . -, ; ' 2 6 ".A
'05 HYUNDAI TIBURON GT 1590
STK#7787A ....... .................................
'05 BUICK LACROSSE 515 990
'07 DODGE CHARGER 1 S 9990
STK#PL8021........................................
'06 CHRYSLER 300 s21 990
STK#7728A.......... ........ .................
'04 LEXUS IS 30022 99
STK#72652C.................. ....... .. . 9 0
'06 PONTIAX G6 CONV. 123.990
STK#7460A.................................
'06 FORD MUSTANG GT 524, 990

'06 MERCEDES C230 2oc r 9
STK#73140A............ ......... ..............
'07 SATURN SKY s ,2599.
S TKI , 3 47 _A ,....................... �..... .... .....
'05 VOLVO XC90 S ,C 990
STK#71029A .. ............................
'07 VOLKSWAGEN EOS CONV. S
STK,732FjO ,0


'03 DODGE DURANGO s 0
STK#PL7093A......................... .................... 9 0
'03 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 1 0
STK#71243A........................................ 0 ,
'04 FORD EXPLORER SPORT
STK#71921A.... 1 4,990
'04 FORD EXPEDITION 15,990
STK#70951A....... ...............................
'03 JEEP WRANGLER 1 5,990
STK#72893A.... ............... ...........
'05 GMC ENVOY SLT 15,990 ,
S. 745 A
'07 JEEP COMPASS '1 ,"0
SITKI -PL . 4- .............. ..................... , 9
'05 JEEP WRANGLER 1 ,"""
STK#73484A. ............................... 1 7 ,
'06 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 1 9 9 00
STK#73345A........................... ........ U
'06 NISSAN XTERRA 8990

'06 JEEP COMMANDER
STK#71267A ......................................... 1 8 ,9 90
'07 DODGE NITRO
STK#PL7091................. - ..................... 1 9 ,9 9 0
'07 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE ,
sT,-7.l5B �20,9908
'04 BMW X5
STK"- 2637A 2 .......................... ...... 27 ,9 B0
'05 CHEVY TAHOE Z71 4X4 129 990
T 702 7B .........................................
'07 CHEVY SUBURBAN s-.On990
STK#70208A .........................................


s15,990


STK#71810A


'03 DODGE DAKOTA
STK#7843A .. ............................. f
'02 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT

'03 DODGE RAM 1500 12.990
STK#72077A... ...................... .
'04 FORD F250 DIESEL
STK#73482A........................... .......... I
'06 NISSAN FRONTIER 1
STK#73429A.............................., 0
'05 FORD F150 17990
STK#70096B.... ........... ......
'07 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT ,18,990
STK.7743B
'07 DODGE RAM 1500 4X4 �18990
STKii3, 1?7-1,0A
'06 DODGE RAM 1500 18.990

'06 NISSAN TITAN s1ia9 90
STK#7535A............ ................
'04 FORD F-150 EXT CAB XLT 4X4 S20990
STK#70227A... 9...............................
'05 TOYOTA TUNDRA
. ....................................... 2 1 .9 9 0
'04 FORD F150 XLT 4X4 p22.990
S TK72513A 2990
'06 RAM 2500 SLT HEMI ,
ST ..719'6A 24.8 , 0
'05 FORD F250 DIESEL
STK#73406A................................ 9 9
'06 NISSAN TITAN 25890
STK#73013A............................... .- 25 ,8 0
'06 DODGE 1500 4X4 LARAMIE
STK#73125A..... ........................ . ,99
'06 FORD F350 DIESEL
STK#7685A........................................ ,O9 U


2006 NISSAN
TITAN


ST#73AONL Y


ONLY d g W


'04 DODGE CARAVAN
STK#72784A........................................... 1 9 9 0

'05 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
STK#72704A ...9.............9......................... 3 , 0


'05 FORD FREESTAR
STKe'70D'3A


1~990


'05 DODGE CARAVAN
STK#7274A ............0............................. 9 9 0


'05 GMC SAVANA
STK-72713A .

'04 TOYOTA SIENNA
5TK.=802OB


'06 FORD E150
STKT-'JF,75A


.15990


117,990


'07 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY
STK'079uA 1 7,990

'06 DODGE CARAVAN
STK#73334A....................................... 1 8 9 0

'07 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
STK'.PL71iUJ . 19,790

'05 DODGE SPRINTER DIESEL
sT A;- 'A...9..........9............ .... 121. 9 9 0


'06 DODGE SPRINTER
STK '7'997A ............-...........


29,990


2007 CHRYSLER
TOWN & COaMRY I


11SK7091 OL 1 fIVIVU


-I-*


H 1I


t RESTRICTIONS APPLY TO CHECKED, INSPECTED
WITH APPROVED CREDIT. DEALER NOT RESPONSIVE


AND GUARANTEED", SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. OFFERS EXPIRE DATE OF PUBLICATION. MUST PRESENT THIS AD AT"
BLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE & FEES. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT T(
PLEASE SEE DEALER FOR SPECIFIC CERTIFICATIONS. ART FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSE


SI MIh~1


203IECUY
A L I ii MIS


STK#PL7080A


'URCHASE TO RECEIVE ADVERTISED OFFERS. ALL OFFERS TO QUALIFIED BUYERS.
3ALE, VEHICLES ADVERTISED MAY NOT ALL BE CERTIFIED PREOWNED VEHICLES,


I


L ' LtT &-A-11 'JI I I f &A


:11i'm I M I'


:I IN 13 11 MMV I m 19!1;11


"�Ll


Al








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, August 30, 2007


Teacher
Continued From Page 1
will be put on tentatively, pending
fingerprinting and background
check results.
According to Mr. Stinnett, sub-
stitute teachers, including some
retired teachers and some certi-
fied substitutes, are filling open
positions.
According to the No Child Left
Behind act, teachers are required
to be "highly qualified" in the field
they teach. A teacher can hold a
Florida teaching certificate and
not be considered "highly quali-
fied" in a particular field.


About 12 teachers are work-
ing to achieve "highly qualified"
status at this time. Once. they
do, they will be eligible for an
increase in pay. Mr. Stinnett said
the school district is working with
these teachers to get it done.
According to Jodi Bell of the
federal programs office, teachers
must demonstrate competency
by passing a subject area test
- teachers may have a teaching
degree in a particular field but
they still are required to pass the
subject area test to be considered
"highly qualified."
Ms. Bell encourages parents
to take advantage of the many
parent involvement opportuni-


ties that will be at the schools this
year. For instance, elementary
schools are planning workshops
for parents along with many other
activities to get parents involved
with their students - an indicator
of each student's success.
Supplementary Education Ser-
vices will again offer free tutoring
at COES and at all three of the
Clewiston elementary schools.
Parents should check with your
child's school or call Jodi Bell at
674-4108 to find out if their child
is eligible.
The district can expect to see
more students coming over the
next few months, with Novem-
ber through February historically


peak months.
Mr. Worth said the district is
currently working with an archi-
tectural firm on plans for a new
elementary school at Rainbow
Blvd. and Cowboy Way. It is tenta-
tively planned to open in August
2009 to accommodate 801 stu-
dents - if the Department of Edu-
cation approves. The addition of
this school should do away with
a number of portables and use of
relocatables somewhere else.
Mr. Worth said that, according
to DOE's figures, Hendry County
School student figures are actu-
ally down, due to the opening of
West Glades Elementary School
in Muse.


Supplies
Continued From Page 1
ty," Mr. Iglesias said.
So he purchased approximate-
ly 300 backpacks, filled them with
important school supplies like
folders, crayons and pencils and
donated them to Adriana Soto,
whose organization works with
the large Hispanic population in


the area.
Mr. Iglesias felt itwas necessary
to help children whose parents
might otherwise not be able to af-
ford sending them to school with
all of the supplies they need to
get their work done, so he chose
Ms. Soto's group, Hendry County
School Federal Program, but said
the backpacks were intefided for
anyone who needed them.
"I purchased the bags and
school supplies, but I didn't know


how to distribute them, if I should
go to the schools or neighbor-
hoods, so that's when I contacted
Adriana Soto," Mr. Iglesias said.
Ms. Soto offered the backpacks
to students registering for school.
"If they werein need of aback-
pack and supplies, I would give
them a backpack," said Ms. Soto.
As of Monday, the group had
distributed approximately 150 of
the backpacks to students, and
were expecting to give out more


to new students enrolling. The
backpacks were passed out at
Eastside, Westside and Central
Elementaries.
"I couldn't have done it with-
out the help of my employer,
Martin's Marina," said Mr. lgle-
sias. "They have helped me out
a lot and they have always been
understanding."
News Reporter Elizabeth Hiriart
can be reached at
ehiriart@newszap.com


United Way announces 2007 Campaign Chair


Scott A. Edmonds, President
and CEO of Chico's FAS, Inc, was
announced as Chairperson of the
2007-08 United Way of Lee, Hen-
dry and Glades
campaign. As
volunteer Cam-
paign Chair, Ed-
monds will over-
see the efforts
of more than
1,500 volunteers
as they work to
meet this year's Scott A.
fundraising goal, Edwards
of $7.2 million.
"I am honored to be the 2007-:
2008 Campaign Chair for United
Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades,"
said Mr. Edwards. "My wife and I
have lived in Lee County for over
22 years, and are proud to call
this wonderful community our
home."


Mr. Edmond's affiliation with
United Way of Lee, Hendry and
Glades goes back eight years
when he first ran the first United
Way workplace campaign at Chi-
co's. Each year he's gotten a little
more involved with United Way
until this year when he agreed to
take on the lead role for the 2007
campaign.
"It's a big job and a huge re-
sponsibility," he says, "but I'm
very proud to have been given
the opportunity. United Way is the
collective power of people work-.
ing toward long-term solutions
affecting our community. Just as
we focus on results in our work
here at Chico's, United Way is fo-
cusing on achieving measurable,
long-lasting results here in our
community."
Mr. Edmonds began with
Chico's in 1993 as the Operations


manager, moved to Chief Operat-
ing Officer in 1999, President in
2001 and in 2003 became Presi-
dent and CEO. When asked what
was the most important message
he could send to the community
Edmonds replied, "Many people
within our community have been
"adversely affected by the slow-.
down in the economy. This slow-
down has caused a dramatic in-
crease in the number of families
seeking assistance from United
Way supported programs and ini-
tiatives. For those companies and
individuals who have generously
contributed to United Way in the
past, we need. your help now
more than ever. For those who
have not contributed in the past,
you could be an integral part of
this very important endeavor. By
supporting United Way inhelp-
ing our neighbors receive the


assistance they need, to
we can make a difference
communirty"I
All money raised in the
X\\. carnpaign stays in th
comrnunitrrv t' help supp
local human service net\
partner agencies. In add
raising funds, United W
motes partnerships and c
rations among agencies,
them to work together ft
on issues and solutions th
tinue to improve lives.
This year is the organic
50th anniversary. The Unit
of Lee, Hendry and Gla
been "the way the com
cares" since it was establi
1957.
For more information
call United Way, of Lee,
and Glades at (239) 433-
visit www.unitedwaylee.o


Community News


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

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


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

CREW needs
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
dents with repairs and continued


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

Cancer Society kicks
off Relay for Life
2007-2008 Relay For Life Kick-
off is almost here! Don't be the
one to miss out on all of the ex-
citement. This year's event will be
held at Clewiston Middle School
cafeteria on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. There
will be music, light food, refresh-
ments, and even prizes. Kick-off
is where families, caregivers, can-
cer survivors, schools, and com-
panies get together to kick off the
Relay For Life season. At the event
you will also be able to sign up
your team for a discounted price
of $75. A team can be from any-


where between ten to 15
and consist of anyone wh
to fight back against can
will also be given informal
training to this year's Relay
is on March seventh and
This year's relay theme
inn fn IVV I .7 . / '. 1tmi- j '.


t ol win o... l FUns or . a ,ULI.
Come and help us kick this year's
Relay off to a great start.

Cantero appointed
to regional board
The Secretary of State Kurt
Browning has appointed Hendry
County Planning Director, Vince
Cantero, to serve on the South
Florida Regional . Preservation
Advisory Board. The duty of the
advisory board is to provide assis-
tance, advice, and recommenda-
tions to the Department's historic
preservation regional office serv-
ing South Florida. Mr. Cautero's
commitment to the preservation
of historical resources has earned
him this honor. His term runs
through June, 2010.


gether,
in our,

; United
he local
h'*.- 1--/


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Sheriff Ronnie Lee is hoping that the county commission will
support plans to expand or build an all new jail facility in
LaBelle.


System
Continued From Page 1


,uI: Iof Although the men and wom-
vtil. of en inside have been detained for
ition to criminal misdeeds, Major English
ay pro- still considers them a part of the
ohelpinglao- "mini-city" inside the jail walls.
helping - they become her "children"
focusing that she nevertheless must treat
humanely.
nation's So she pleads to the commis-
ed Way sion for some reprieve from the
des has current situation
imunity One arns xer can be found
ishedi in partnering with the .U.S. Mar-
shalls, who according to Major
Please English, pay dearly when jail fa-
Hendry cilities keep one of their inmates.
2000 or By simply calculating a.number
rg. of extra beds in any equation to
build up new, the county can al-
- most expect the new building to
pay for itself if it partners with law
Enforcement agency.
people So why is the jail becoming
o wants overcrowded? What is the cause?
cer. You According to Ms. English, re-
ion per- habilitation from the criminal life
i which is something that most inmates
eighth. don't experience at home. There
is. p are some signs that the youth in
isay- the area are becoming increas-


Look
Continued From Page 1
happy - we just didn't have an
answer for how to come up with
more money."
Part of the reason that the
sheriff's office did not get an in-
crease is the county's belief that
its employees deserve a raise. The
need to, address employee pay is
one that cannot be understated,.
according to officials.
Each one of the county's em-
ployees received a three percent


ingly adjusted to crime early on
- the sergeant notes how much
younger the faces of the inmates
in the lacilihi are becoming each
year.
The veteran official's voice
breaks in recounting the stories of
some of her past inmates.
And there are also the court
systems that some officials point
to as having an effect on the in-
crease.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee cites the
court system as having something
to do with the rise in the number
.of inmates. When inmates are
stuck in jail waiting to be pro-
cessed, the number of them be-
comes larger exponentially.
According to Sheriff Lee, the
Hendry 'County commissioners
are still undecided about what
exactly to do with the jail system,
whether to upgrade it, renovate
it, expand it or build completely
new again.
The cost of any option can
easily number in the millions of
dollars.
"At this point, I don't care, as
long as they do something," said
Major English.;, ; - ' ",
News Editor Jose Zaragoza
can be reached at
jzaragoza@i'neuws.ap.com.


cost of living increase. Accord-
ing to Mr. McCarthy, given the
fact that insurance rates and the
price of gasoline has gone up -
among other costs - the average
employee would be taking home
less pay than in the past. To deny
employees an increase would be
"poor management."
"We' think it's important that
you take care of employees," said
Mr. McCarthy.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza
can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


Three basics of cats: catnip, hairballs, claws r


COLLEGE STATION - Know-
ing the three basics of the cat
world can make life happier for
you and your cat: catnip, hairballs
and claws.
"The first thing to know is
that not all cats react to catnip,"
said Dr. John August, a veterinar-
ian at the College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
at Texas A&M University. "While
some cats may go. crazy, others
will not respond at all."
If the .cat does not respond,
do not worry. Try givifig it toys
or playing games with it to keep
it entertained. Some cats may not
want to play at all and just like to
lie around the house.
If your cat does respond to
catnip, you can also try other
products that have the same ef-
fect. When cats rub their head on
your leg or a piece of furniture, it
produces a facial pheromone that
has a calming effect.
"There is a product called Fe-
liway that we use at the animal
hospital quite often," said'Dr. Au-


gust. "It is a synthetic version of
that pheromone. Just one squirt
of the spray on the cat's bed-
ding and the cat often becomes
calmer."
Feliway also comes as a wall
plug-in. Dr. August recommends
using this ifthe cat is stressed or
wild. When used, the product
constantly releases the synthetic
pheromone providing a calming
effect.
Hairballs are another basic
cat issue that owners. need to
know about. Although hairballs
are seen more frequently in long-
haired breeds, short- haired cats
will get theri occasionally as
well.
Insufficient grooming of the
cat is the main cause of hairballs.
If the cat is not brushed, excess
hair is digested during grooming
time. Once digested, these hairs
are churned around in the cat's
stomach into one big ball. .
"Also, if cats'have itchy skin,
they will continuously lick them-
selves," said Dr. August. "When


they lick obsessively, too much
hair is digested and a hairball is
coughed up."
Dr. August recommends
changing the cat's diet if it repeat-
edly coughs up hairballs after
regular combing. Ask a veterinar-
ian for the best option, and make
sure to purchase a hairball for-
mula food, he adds. These special.
formulas contain extra fiber to
help move the hairballs through
the cat's body.
Home remedies are also com-
mon among pet owners. A vari-
ety of lubricants help to ease di-
gestion and passage of hairballs.
But again, ask your veterinarian
which is the safest and most ef-
fective.
As for cat claws, it is not nec-
essary for all cats to be declawed.
For example, outside cats should
definitely keep their claws for
protection.
"When pet owners ask how
old the cat should be before un-
dergoing a declawing procedure,
I like to tell them the younger the


better," said Dr. August. "I recom-
mend between 3 and 4 months
old. The recovery for younger cats
is a lot shorter than older cats."
With the proper pain control,
recovery should only be about
three to five days. If the cat is not
back to normal by then, it is a
good idea to visit the veterinarian
again.
Risks associated with declaw-
ing are minimal. Occasionally
there is infection or nerve dam-
age, but only in rare cases, Dr.
August said..


Save money on your
I favorite grocery items.
Go to newszap.com to
download and " r .
print coupons r , 1
online!
newszap.com
Community Links.
Individual Voices.
L. ----------.J


I L.'''~f'b.

- -~ T~
~.-.-.


rn


PL. I L2'4...l


STOP LEG CRAMPS
BEFORE THEY STOP YOU. l
TI Tnple Calcium
, , ,, i , ; i, , i , . .
; I,: , *5 i , . . ,, I , 1 i


69 Re 106 20'


II


iI I D mDental Care, P.A.
..- .. Jackie C. Johns, DA ID
-.,.. "; ,. U'Lt'ti Pr,-Lnt.lhta :- L'-ICihI D tmiitsr ,

* Cosmetic Dentistry * Invisalign * Teeth Whitening
* Dentures, Partials Start smiling more! Root Canals
* Crowns, Bridges * (Periodental) Gum Therapy * Implants
* Porcelain & Veneers * Sedation Dentistry
561-996-1010 24 Hr. Emergency Service I

1417 NV Ave. L, Suite I, BeVe Glade 561-506-4449
Dental Care Financing Available * Se habla espafiol * www.Iakeside-dentalcare.com


-------


I"


L-


Thursday, August 30, 2007


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


m


-63stolly PAM
i%.Itcf F " Itorv.,
i ILk ktill'


5










Sports News in Brief


Submitted photo


The Moore Haven High School Terriers football team are off to a good start.


Terriers defeated Miami NW Christian


The Moore Haven Terriers de-
feated Miami Northwest Christian
40-6 last Friday in the Kickoff Clas-
sic in Miami.
Running back Jerrell Smith
rushed five times for 131 yards
and scored three rushing touch-
downs. Smith also scored a
touchdown on a kickoff return.
Terriers' senior quarterback
Antwonne McCloud rushed for 58


yards and a touchdown and com-
pleted three passes for 30 yards.
Junior Dalton Britt, who plays
several positions for Moore Ha-
ven, also scored a touchdown
and contributed several tackles
on defense.
Offensively, Moore Haven
scored on every drive but one and
never punted in the game. The
defense held Miami Northwest


Christian to under 100-yards.
"I was very pleased with the
way our kids competed on Fri-
day," said Head Coach Jason
Bond. "Northwest Christian had
some good athletes but the dif-
ference in the game was our con-
ditioning. We were able to play
hard for 48 minutes and never let
up."


be on Sept. 7 at Ft. Myers Gateway
Charter. Last May, the Terriers lost
to Gateway Charter in the spring
game, but Coach Bond thinks the
rematch will be different. "I think
our kids are in better shape than
they were in the spring and hope-
fully we can show that we are a
much improved team," Coach


Moore Haven's next game will Bond said.


The Tigers' Kickoff Classic
against the reigning Class 2B
state champions, the Pahokee
Blue Devils was knocked out by
a lightning storm Friday night
at Cane Field The contest was
halted with 1:39 remaining in the
first quarter with the Blue Devils
on top 6-0. The field had been
soaked by a 2 inch downpour
just before kickoff, followed by a
steady drizzle.
Pahokee appears to be fully
prepared to compete for what
would be their fourth consecu-
tive state title. On their first pos-


session, the Blue Devils scored on
a 21-yard post pattern with quar-
terback Anthony Sheppard con-
necting with flanker Antavious
Wilson. Sheppard completed 3
passes on 5 attempts for a total
of 70 yards. The Blue Devils had
driven deep into Clewiston. terri-
tory on their next offensive series,
when officials sent the squads
to the locker rooms due to the
weather. The contest was called
after a one-hour delay.
Tiger Head Coach Larry An-
tonacci was optimistic about
what he saw during the short-


ened event.
"We're young and we've got
some work to do. Our kids made
some mental mistake and we
expected that. We've got a lot of
work ahead of us with our defen-
sive secondary," Coach Antonac-
ci said. "We just didn't want to
take a chance-tonight on getting
any of the kids hurt on a wet and
slippery field."
Clewiston, Class 2A runner-ups
last season with a 13-1 record, is
in a rebuilding year having lost 19
seniors. This year, the 28 player


squad has 16 seniors. However,
five of the seniors are playing their
first season of varsity ball.
The Tigers open their regular
season this Friday at Cane Field
as they host the Plantation Ameri-
can Heritage Patriots. Coach By-
ron Walker always fields a well-
coached squad in this non-district
rivalry.
The Blue Devils will get a huge
early season test as they host
Class 6A Palm Beach Gardens at
Lair Field. Game time for both
contests is 7:30 p.m.


Big bucks fishing
tourney announced
The Bass Busters "Super-
Bucks" 2 - Day Open Team Tour-
nament 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 jackpot. Order of entry
will determine starting position
for the tournament.
Tournament will run safelight
to 3 p.m. each day with weigh-ins
each day being held 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 Headquarters
is Roland & Mary Ann Martin's
Marina. Call (863) 983-3151 to
make your room reservations to-
day.
For more information or to
register for this event visit the offi-
cial website at www.bassbusters-
florida.com or Call Chris Fickeyat
(941) 232-9539.

Coast Guard
makes house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.

Fishing club
seeks volunteers
Big 0 Bassmasters is a fish-
ing club that also strives to be of


service to its community through
donations with the help of many
sponsors and volunteers. Do you
like to fish and help out? Call the
club at (863) 227-0315 or (863)
946-3100 and inquire about mem-
bership. We meet once a month
on a Monday night at the library
meeting room in Moore Haven
with an inter club fishing tourna-
ment on the following Sunday.
For more information, please
contact David at: (863) 946-3100.

HT3 Outdoors returns
to Clewiston in '07
The Wave Worms HT3 Profes-
sional Bass Tour will be returning
to Roland and Mary Ann Martin's
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.

Bass Busters
announces tourney
Bass Busters has announced
its dates scheduled for the 2007
fishing tournament season in-
cluding the Elite Tournament Se-
ries- Silver and Gold Divisions; a
Championship Tournament; Su-
perbucks Tournament, an end of
the year tournament that guaran-
tees $10,000 to the first prize win-
ner and the annual Toys for Kids
fishing tourney event-to be held in
December 2007. All Bass Busters
tournaments are held in Clewis-
ton, with tournament times from
safelight until 3 p.m.
For more information about
registration and exact dates,
please visit the Bass Busters Web
site at: www.bassbustersflorida.
com or email: chris@bassbusters-
florida.com.


Ranger Boats honors Northlake marine


FLIPPIN, Ark. - Northlake Ma- The 5-Star Award, awarded to
rine in Moore Haven., along with select dealerships throughout the
owner Ellis Cole, was recognized nation each year, is the highest
for being part of an elite group of ranking bestowed on any Ranger
Ranger Boats dealers to receive dealership. The award, which
the coveted 5-Star Service Award strives to recognize dealers who
in each of the first five years of the provide outstanding customer
award's existence. To mark the oc- provide outstanding customer
casion, Cole accepted the award service, takes many factors into
on Northlake Marine's behalf from consideration. Among those are
Ranger Boats founder Forrest Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI)
Wood, Ranger President Randy scores of over 90 percent, as well
Hopper and Vice President Keith as a minimum 30 percent market
Daffron during the recent dealer share within their trade area.
conference in Branson, Mo. "When a dealership is award-


ed the 5-Star Service Award, it's
more lhan just a way for us to pat
them on the back," said Ranger
Boats President Randy Hopper.
"The 5-Star Service .Award is
something that customers can
look to, knowing that the dealer-
ship has been recognized for its
strong commitment to Ranger
owners. It's a symbol of excel-'
lence and we're proud of the way
Northlake Marine continues to
represent themselves, their cus-
tomers and Ranger Boats."


Farm Bill Sodsaver provision needed now


BISMARCK, N.D. - News
in the Dakotas is mixed for wa-
terfowl hunters. Late-summer
!habitat conditions look good in
many breeding areas in the Dako-
tas. The bad news is many areas
'face imminent destruction. Ducks
'Unlimited is asking duck hunters
across the country for help.
"We've seen good brood num-
bers throughout the Missouri Co-
teau in North Dakota, but we also
see native grasslands converted
to cropland. This is bad news for
future duck production," said Dr.
Scott Stephens, director of con-
servation planning for Ducks Un-
limited's (DU) Great Plains Office.
Increased crop prices driven
by demand for corn for ethanol
production put even greater pres-
sure on native grasslands, which
produce millions of the conti-
nent's ducks.
"We have a chance to protect
these native grasslands through
the farm bill," said Scott McLeod,
DU's farm bill lead for the Great
Plains Regional Office. "The Sen-
ate will draft its version of the
farm bill in September.
Mr. McLeod says DU and many


other conservation groups want a
strong Sodsaver provision in the
farm bill to prevent further loss of
native grasslands."
Sodsaver would eliminate all
federal payments for crops plant-
ed on land with no previous crop-
ping history. Landowners could
still farm native grasslands, but at
their own risk with no federal as-
sistance.
Sodsaver would also level the
economic playing field between
ranchers and crop producers and
provide substantial savings to U.S.
taxpayers by reducing subsidy
and disaster payments.
"Given the strong waterfowl-
ing tradition in the South, it's
important that all southern duck
hunters understand what's at
stake with Sodsaver. Now.is the
time to be heard loud and clear,"
Mr. McLeod said.
During August, senators are
back in their respective states,
giving constituents a great oppor-
tunity to voice their support for
Sodsaver.
The Prairie Pothole Region an-
nually produces nearly three out
of every four ducks harvested


in -the South. If Sodsaver is not
included in the 2007 farm bill,
it could have dire effects on the
continent's duck populations and
hunting in the South.
"We are very concerned that
without a Sodsaver provision,
30-day seasons may become the
norm and closed seasons a real
possibility over the next decade,
which is something none of us
are interested in seeing," Mr. Ste-
phens said.
To find your Senator's state
offices go to: http://wwvw.senate.
gov/general/contactinformation/
senators_cfm.cfm
For more information about
Sodsaver go to: www.ducks.org/
sodsaver
With more than a million sup-
porters, Ducks Unlimited is the
world's largest and most effective
-wetland and waterfowl conser-
vation organization with almost
12 million acres conserved. The
United States alone has lost more
than half of its original wetlands
- nature's most productive eco-
system - and continues to lose
more than 80,000 wetland acres
each year.


- newszap.com

I ..'. ,.. P-.


I Or iental ... : .J .C
SWe've Remodeled < . .. ,.,./,,, , *

Come Celebrate Our A better futuire....
Fresh New Look What will be youi reason
I 10% offEverything!! i for choosing Edison College?

I Acrylic * Sculpture , ,
I Curve * GelNails
* Pink& White,
* Manicure * Pedicure
* Nail Art-* Airbrush '



| N-;,-
I .... I.n I
86,02 501 ....
I Expires 9/6/07
L ------ -- -- -- -- -- - - --------


$3Co,35"
*3^ as 4If" ?Xs I@ i a1


A


Southern Turf & Tractor
SAVINGS PRICE


Full Factory
Parts and Service!
We Service All Makes.
We make hydraulic hoses.


L3830 GST
With Quick Attach
Front End Loader
^ and Backhoe
with Thumb
Attachment




$31,356


EVERYTHING YOU VALUE


T uor* f & 549 East Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440
Tr actor 863-983-4484


WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL!
Financing is available through Kubota Credit Corporation, U.S.A., subject to credit approval. Some exceptions apply.
See your local Kubota dealer for details on these and other low-rate options or go to
www.kubota.com for moreinformation.


Lightning short circuits Clewiston's Kickoff Classic


Flag football league season starts
i MOORE HAVEN - The GCY- plication with the $25 entry fee contact league coordinator, Son-
AA Flag Football season will be- ($15 for additional players in the ny Hughes, at (863) 946-0635
gin Tuesday Sept. 4 at the 10th same family) to the first practice. or (863) 675-6800. The'league
Street Sports Complex'in Moore Practice and games are from 5 to would like to thank the follow-
Haven at 5 p.m. Applications to 6 p.m. Monday through Thurs- ing for sponsoring the teams this
participate are located at Moore day, September and October. season: Glades Youth Livestock,
Haven and West Glades Elemen- Players must be 9 years of age Everglades Realty, U-Save Super-
tary Schools. Do not return ap- and cannot be 13 before Sept. 1. market and the local American
plications to the schools. Players If you would like to sponsor the Legion. Support our local youth,
should bring a completed ap- awards tropies, referee or coach, the leaders of tomorrow.


SPORTS 13


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 30, 2007











The word 'Homophobia' - What is in a name?


By Jackie Miller
Minister, First Christian Church
When logical thinking breaks
down or is non-existent many
will resort to "name-calling." Our
society has coined a word that it
uses to describe those who be-
lieve homosexuality to be wrong
and sinful. The word is "ho-
mophobia."
The word "homophobia"
does not appear in most standard
English dictionaries. However,
"hom" means "alike or the same"
and "phobia" is an "exaggerated
illogical fear." Taking those word
parts to form a definition, those


who suffer from "homophobia"
must have an exaggerated, illogi-
cal, or irrational fear of those who
practice homosexuality...that is
those who engage in sexual prac-
tices with members of the same
sex.
"Homophobia" is a "buzz
word"... a "label" attached to
members of our society who be-
lieve homosexual practices to be
sinful. Hence, the very word "ho-
mophobia" declares that those
who oppose this sinful practice
have a "mental disorder"... . a
phobia ... an irrational fear ... a.
problem!
Actually, Christians oppose


homosexual practices because
they are sinful. "If a man also lie
with mankind, as he lieth with a
woman, both of them have com-
mitted an abomination..." (Leviti-
cus 20:13). "For this cause God
gave them up unto vile affections:
for even their women did change
the natural use into that which
is against nature: and likewise
also the men leaving the natural
use of the woman, burned in
their lust one toward another ..."
(Romans 1:26-27). "They which
commit such things are worthy of
death..." (Romans 1:32).
The Christian does not oppose
sin because he is irrational in his


thinking. The truth is that thinking
based on scripture is the most ra-
tional kind!
Those who oppose sin are not
manifesting some kind of "pho-
bia." Those who oppose drinking
are not suffering from "bar-pho-
bia!" Those who oppose illicit
sexual activity are not victims
of "massage parlor phobia".. .or
"x-rated movie phobia." Society
is wrong on this matter...it is not
some kind of "phobia" when
people choose to stay away from
sin... or to not practice sin...to not
get involved in it...to want no part
of it!
People are not "homopho-


bic" when they oppose our pub-
lic schools adopting the new
"multi-cultural curriculum," a
curriculum that teaches first grad-
ers to view perverted lifestyles as
normal. A Newsweek article dis-
closes book titles being used now
in first grade classrooms in New
York City. "Daddy's Roommate,"
'Heather Has Two Mommies,",
and "Gloria Goes to Gay Pride."
The last one is about a little girl
named Gloria who faces bigotry
for marching in a parade with her
lesbian-mothers!
Larry Kramer (a strong gay ac-
tivist) has said, "I don't care what
someone's version of the Bible


says. You can't say we're against
God's will. There are too many of
us ... 25 million!"
Despite voices to the con-
trary, ridicule and name calling
... homosexual practices are con-
demned under both the old and
new laws. The Bible is too clear
on this matter for any one to be
mistaken.
It is not now or never hias been
homophobiad" (or irrational fear)
to present the Bible's teaching
that homosexual practices are
sinful. Nor is it "homophobia"
to encourage those engaging in
such practices to repent!


What we learn shows up in the most unexpected of places


By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
When I walk our dog in the-
morning, the yellow school bus-
es have returned to the roads that
used to be less si
traveled. There '
are also cars
with students . ,,z .
now on the . -
way to school, -
and one of my ...- f
neighbors and I
pass as she ac- Samuel S.
companies her ThoSamuel S.
youngster to Thomas
school as the year has begun.
Some of the students I've en-
countered are happy to return
to school, others would like to
continue with their summer va-
cations, all are back in the school
routines. The school year is under
way and it is time once more to


learn "all of that stuff" that is re-
quired even if the need isn't obvi-
ous at the moment. Lots of learn-
ing takes place when there is no
test or grade; sportsmanship, or
social skills, or getting along with
difficult people.
When I hear students asking
"Why do we have to learn that?"
my answer is that "You never
know when you're going to need
it!" Aside from the things that I
have learned to apply directly,
there is also transfer of learning
that happens along the way. We
put to work what we learn in
one setting and make it serve us
somewhere else.
One summer I had a job in a
pianostore. I learned that a piano
is really a system of 88 levers,
learned to take them apart in se-
quence, learned to lay the pieces
in the order in which they came
off so that I would know how to
re-assemble them, learned about


observing what the pedals did to
change the sound. Later I found
that my knowledge about pianos
helped me when I was working
on a motor, or putting together
a church service, or listening to
someone who really didn't know
what was bothering them in a
chaotic life; and trying to see or-
der and sequences.
I learned from a sea captain
that when the boat was in port,
you did maintenance and repairs
that seemed small, so that when
you were at sea and depended
on machinery and equipment, it
didn't break down. It was a lesson
in self-discipline and "redeeming
the time" that transferred into
making use of spare moments to
plan for a sermon, or scan a mag-
azine when there was no time to
read all of it, or to bring some-
thing to work on while waiting
for an appointment. In fact, I'm
sure that anything learned can be


put to use in some way, at some
time and for some purpose.
Jesus took what people knew
about the weather; seeing clouds
and knowing it is going to rain or
feeling the south wind and know-
ing it is going to be hot(Luke
12:54ff) and then told them to read
the signs of their current time and
getting their life in order. Parables
were used to teach about new
things by things already known;
Jesus talked about farmers and
bushes growing, about sheep
and watching to protect one's
house, and then applying what
was known to greater truths.
I remember one visit to a fam-
ily, walking in as their washing
machine fwas in pieces on the
floor. The father, a lawyer, and I


spent part of the afternoon reas-
sembling it and getting it to work
once more. A year went by, and I
returned to the office late one af-,
ternoon to find an "urgent" mes-
sage to contact that family. I knew
they had a daughter living out of
town; perhaps something had
happened. There was a middle
child who was.always in trouble
-- perhaps he had done some-
thing serious this time. The par-
ents used to have their moments;
could it be that something major
had come between them?
Instead of calling, I drove over,
knocked on the door, and asked
"What is it, Marge?" when the
mother of the family answered.
She answered simply "The wash-
ing machine broke again!"


Relief came.
Of all of the emergencies that
might have come, something I
had learned at another time and
in another place was what had
been called for. I learned about at-
tacking problems systematically,
about putting things in a right or-
der, about being disciplined in my
approach to seeing why things
didn't work, about helping peo-
ple in unexpected ways. I "min-
istered" by helping with an unex-
pected crisis that came by using
something learned in other ways,
in other places, at other times, for
other reasons. Nothing is wasted
in God's plans for us; He was do-
ing ecology in all sorts of ways
long before we ever noticed!


I V^^ SAVE MONEy ON yOUR FAVORITE GROCERY ITEMS. ? I
I ': _ Go to newszap.corn to download and print coupons online! . '..--' I
I newszap.com Community Links. Individual Voices.
L----- ----------------- -------------


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE
STARTING AS LITTLE AS
$12.50 PER WEEK
CALL
(863) 983-9148
OF.R EMAIL southlakeadsr,'newszap.conl


I ci vr I. CAC..18 506o W E' 134 ......


y� i; &~dw OJin & O H~LEDDEEP PLATTNER'S Vertical 8HorzontalBiaind3


1-800-DODGE NOW
1.561483-1511
6500 Okeechobee Blvd.
West� Okeechobee & The Ti npike
www,arrigodci,coni


Air Conditioning & Electric, Inc.
All tSConIrnI & ILICtla
SAUESI CSIIVIIOIUU (lANHI
IiW, lEAR FHIAUNKSI


8163.675.0022


515 KW AvE 1, BELLE hiAlE

88O473,7983i
www~gladegmotors.com i


W Hyenou need a seMr e, caI l a professional'


starting as low as $12.50 per week, per block,

If you would like a Call A Pro ad please call us at 863-983-9148

or email us at southlakeads@newszap.com to place your adl


* ! � !: -. ** ;. * * �



v AC& Hatin Services

(863) 675-2878
*. a ' SQ& i5if -


Reich&
Manci

1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation * .Pr.,-il Injurn
sici;] Scunli Pi ,.'igli, * t'r,'nn til Pr lih
PalmlCiv, * I 11 I'ni 1nc
I' \\

TI UEBLO0OD,
LAW GCPLIP
Travis W. TruebloodLL.M.
6911 Ilwy 27 NX Suite 2
M O. Bonx 12 711
Moore Haven, Fli'tl, i ' , r- I
PH. (863)'146-91-60
F.ix (8(3) 946-9162
W , . v, Itt iehk M'x| aw iWir p. '>i�


ADVER s ISOUtK
BUSINESS HERE
STARTING AS LITTLE AS
$12.50 PER WEEK
CALL '
(863) 983-9148
OR EM.iL Siuthlll ud. lla


Clew~iston
863 1 98.3-3181


Clewiston
(866) 549-2830
Okeechobee: (863) 467-6767
Ft, Piercet (772) 595-5995
Port St Lucte: (772)1 335350
Stuart: (772) 219-2777


1.,,11 Itf T OI D 'l wO, Vill **
g1AV -g Y u'irMed SUPEIRSTORE
igag - 602 Sugarland Hwy.,
m A L-nC ., Clewiston


m W, uegaiolan., 4evwsien


863-983- 1759
wwvvplattnersclewistoo.com


(863)228-3434


COCET EVIE DVRIE EE OSRUTO DNUESDRMTLGYDRATLG


ATTENTION CONTRACTORS & OWNERS:

ILKflAToINP
II ENtouOTIttNa
"CONCRETE BLOCK MANUFACTURING PLANT'
NQMLQWMO


Material delivery or pickup (on site)
Block accessories also offered -
Try us for your small concretejobs!
1477 Forestry division Rd. LaBelle


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE
STARTING AS LITTLE AS
$12.5 PER WEEK
CALL 0
(863) 983-9148
OR F '.I srna a thlal.kel-4ii npw<7.i rnm


DAVE TALI"~
.'Il 1! 11IlN.'N% M'IAN.Nk'i s
LANDI) II 'IIN6 & SUE
Vt .\IU~ II I PIC N I ' & N%,%L ) ~\Cl.
[l'I \TK 1is
863-675-4017 - CU l230-635-3649
1.AI3ELE, F'L 33935


DR. MERCER'S DENTURE CLINIC

*BEST PRICES * SAME DAY

US 41 SouTH *FT. MYERS


1-866-226-9400


Lcasurc Coast Dennatoloqy

Tim loannides, M.D.
Rick Romagosa, M.D.
Robert S. Kirsiner, M.D. PhD

1924 US Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee
863-467-9555


I Phne(63)75-233~ ~"-i ~ - - alm Beachs Gardens.- (661

Mantura Ranch QUALITY SERVICE "
Developers, LLC Over 20yrs Electrical Experience LABOv 10FIDERt 140s11th
ARR 0BLF IND S ,&"'l


E "Z build"



"I A -



ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE
STARTING AS LITTLE AS
$12.50 PER WEEK
CALL
(863) 983-9148
OR EMAIL southlakeads@newszap.com


I. I I 'h ' . I
S... ; eReiide Qote or imen
, . ', , ,, " i , ' , f ,
9-5CA 3-98-4101 r
863-2284138 - Z EtMERGENCYSEVis'CE
Licensed & Insured #E0000(661


iTOWN COUNTRY
1, � f *. , - n / - ! M - ;- C 6NTO
Mobile Home, Home Supplies & Hardware
Doors * Windows * Vanities
Siding * Hurricane Shutters
I11 S. San Benito St, Clewiston
863-983-3000
Cell: 228-6916


DAILY WORK-. DALY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE
2O2 E, Sugrland Hwy. (Across from (lewiston Inn)
(863) 902-9494


D,,T.C'
LAND SER'VilCES
* Light Land
Clearing
* Brush Removal
* Debris Removal
* Tree Trimming
* Stump Grinding
(863) 634-6982
(863) 634-6721


FURNITURE


Ad Presutre Cloniq
Ies1uIIIII I Couuerciul
FrIe.ESliuetes
lMtiiag & Edliri 'Tree Seryie.
'loiscqifi Affilionsilleovslions
'i~sh Hogfifil Pressure (Ieiaiol& MORE
i 632212I4777


I Care Center
230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, FL 33476-1834
Phone: (561) 924-5561
Fax. (561) 924-9466
Email:
GladesCare@FloridaCare.net

ADVERTISE YOUR

BUSINESS HERE


MEDICAL CENTER

500 W. S0IaMB HwY, CW�ISTON

863-983-9121


Quality Homes at Discounted Prices!
Homes From the Low $50's.
Turn Key Packages Available.
Familv Owned eince19 It1.


STARTING AS LITTLE AS ..... JACOBSEN -
$12.50 PER WEEK Scomit
CALL AMNW


(863) 983-9148
EMAIL southlakeads@newszap.com


I


I


Clewiston La Belle


hIr


I r


N


M-1- I I m I


Thursday, August 30, 2007


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


11


-1


wwwswumtcn


I









Thursday, August 30, 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Are Mondays



always a drag?


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Monday: The word itself
evokes feelings of trepidation
within the hearts of many, and
for good reason.
Monday is the
first day of the
work week for
most of us -- the i
day we go back
on the clock -
- the day when -; -
the project we ... .
so joyfully left on John
Friday is waiting Hicks
for us -- along
with other things that have seem
to mysteriously appeared while
we were away. With Monday,
reality hits us and the weekend
memory fades quickly away.
Do a web search on Mondays
and you'll get everything from
Black Monday to things like,
"Monday, The Day That Sunday
Threw Up." It's not just that Mon-
days can be depressing, although
there's certainly evidence for that.
Monday can be deadly. A study
showed that more strokes take
place on Monday than on any
other day of the week - it's a high
stress day. Add to this Monday
madness that chirpy person in
your office that greets you with
that annoyingly chipper voice.
No one should be that happy on
Monday morning.
Monday can be a drag, but not
if we try something so simple, it's
brilliant. In the midst of the deep
dark abyss of Mondays, comes
a crusade to reclaim Mondays.
Check out "DoOneNiceThing.
Com." It is a website that was
founded in 2005 by Debbie Tenzer
who started looking for nice things
to do every Monday to counter
the "Monday Blues", and became
hooked. DoOneNiceThing.com
began sending out e-mails twice
a month to subscribers detailing
opportunities for them to make
nice. In just a couple of years, the
response has been overwhelming
with subscribers residing in 43 dif-
ferent countries. According to the
site, some of the results of D.O.N.T
include donations of school sup-


plies for children in Afghanistan,
care packages sent to U.S. sol-
diers, subscribers registering as
organ donors, donations made to
homeless shelters and letters of
encouragement sent to hospital-
ized children around the world.
Here is how they introduce
themselves: "Are Mondays tough?
Sure. Feel better by doing at least
one nice thing for someone to
start the new week right. One nice
thing every Monday. Join us. Be-
come a Nice-oholic. We'll tell you
how, and who else is doing nice
things. Helping feels good. You
could get hooked! A uniter, not
a divider, we embrace everyone.
Working together, it's amazing
what we can achieve!"
"Do One Nice Thing" (or
D.O.N.T for short) was designed
to help people feel better by en-
couraging them to do at least one
nice thing for someone to start
the week out right. It's really a
simple concept if you think about
it. Replace the Monday doldrums
with a Monday mission to do
something completely selfless for
someone else.
People who embrace the
concept become "Nice-oholics"
- people for whom doing nice
things becomes a weekly habit.
Some even D.O.N.T more than
once a week. Like their web site
states: "warning: doing one nice
thing can be habit-forming. Pro-
ceed at your own risk!"
Of course, D.O.N.T isn't a new
concept. It has been around for
thousands of year. We've always
been called to look out for others,
even on Mondays when our en-
ergy and outlook. can be at a low
ebb. Check the Scriptures. "Do to
others as you would have them
do to you." (Matt. 7:12) "Look not
only to your own interests, but
also the interests of others" (Phil.
2:3-4) The writer of Hebrews lays
it out like this: "Do not neglect to
do good and to share what you
have, for such sacrifices are pleas-
ing to God" (Hebrews 13:16).
I invite you to join me next
Monday in D.O.N.T for someone.
Who knows, it might be habit
forming! It certainly is scriptural!


Church News in Brief


Rally day at First
Christian Church
On Sept. 9 First Christian
Church, 201 N. Francisco St., will
host Rally Day according to Min-
ister Jackie Miller. Attendance
Goals have been set for Sunday
School at 10 a.m. and Morning
Worship at 11 a.m. At 5:30 p.m.
the church will kick-off its Fall
Youth Program. There will be
Free School Supplies and Games
for those who attend. The menu
will include Hungry Howey's
Pizza, Chocolate Pizza and Soft
Drinks. The Youth Staff consists
of: Juanita Sauls, Director; Julius
& Lisa Castellanos, Crafts; Patrick
Lucey, Movies; Stan Giddens, Les-
sons; Lisa Castellanos, Special
Activities; and, Heather Giddens,
Special Programs. Movie Night
will be at 7 p.m. and Adult Choir
Practice will resume at 8 p.m.

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 and is located
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

Cowboy Church
plans fellowship
Cowboy Church in Palmdale
will offer food and fellowship
at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13,
with Gospel Music and the Word
at 7 p.m. Bringing the word this
month will be Pastor Paul Har-
ris of Moore Haven. Services will
be at the Palmdale Community
Building at the'corner of Fifth and
Main in Palmdale.

Guest speaker at
First Christian
Jackie Miller, Minister of First
Christian Church will be attend-
ing and speaking at the 2nd an-
nual Men's Round-Up at RocK
Haven Christian Camp, Freedom,
Indiana, August 30 and,31. His
wife, Pattie, and Bible School
Supt., Steve Brinn will also be


going to this event. There will
be several speakers, including,
Shawn McMullin, Editor of "The
Lookout" an international journal
published by Standard Publishing
Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. Following
the Men's Round-Up there will
be a "Hallelujah Hoedown" at the
Sports Complex in Spencer, Indi-
ana on Sept. 2nd and 3rd. J. D.
Miller and band will be in charge
of the music with special groups,
Homestead Gospel Singers, The
Miller Trio, The Kentucky Hillbil-
lies, plus others. Humorist Kenny
Speakes will be featured as the
speaker for.this event. First Chris-
tian has sponsored a "Hallelujah
Hoedown" the last 3 years here in
Clewiston and is planning a fourth
the last of January in '08.
In Mr. Miller's absence Carl
Paschal, former Minister of Mi-
ami-Dade Christian Church and
now retired to Lakeport, will be
the speaker for both Sunday Ser-
vices on Sept. 2nd at First Chris-
tian Church. First Christian is lo-
cated at 201 N. Francisco St.

Gospel Sing planned'
A Gospel Sing is planned on
Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Freedom
Fellowship Ministries in LaBelle.
Come and bring your music and
sing with us. All are welcome.

Honor Society
to host Gospel Fest
Phi Theta Kappa International
Honors Society Alpha Gamma Sig-
ma Chapter will host "Gospel Fest
- A Celebration of Worship and
Praise" featuring Sharon Chest-
nut Thompson. Musical artists
include Sevan Campbell, Ingrid
Tracy, Annointed Voices, Minister
Antwan Brown and Judea Flame
and many more!
The event is planned for Sat-
urday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at Palm
Beach Community College Eissey
Campus Theatre 11051 Cam-
pus Drive (off of 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 W.C. 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 are Sunday School, 10
a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.,
Youth Meeting, 6 p.m., Evening
Worship 7 p.m., Adult Choir Prac-
tice 8 p.m., Fifth Sunday Dinners,
12:15 p.m., Wednesday, Pot Luck
Dinner, 6 p.m., Prayer Meeting/Bi-
ble Study 7 p.m. Office: (863) 983-
6704, Parsonage (863) 983-1804.


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 Se-
nior High, don't miss Youth Fel-
lowship Sundays at 5 p.m. Also,
everyone is invited to join us each
Wednesday night at 6 p.m. for
good food and great fellowship!
Wednesday Fellowship Dinners
are $5 per person or $12 per fam-
ily. 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 oifBetty Calderon at (561)
924-7284 or (561) 924-9129 or by
email at heccal@bellsouth.net.

C *S O
I Go to newszap.com to I
I download and print I
I coupons online!
L- - - - - -------- - !--


It q... .


'Wen you need a service, call a professional'



starting as low as $12.50 per week, per block.


If you would like a Call A Pro ad please call us at 863-983-9148


or email us at southlakeads@newszap.com to place your adl


-" I"PLAY PAIN TALLA T I .... -IC..B...


O.i... OPTIC\ CENTER FRIDAY 8 P PC Il SCUITO T THE N Expect something extra." CONSTRUCTION
SCTC1 'd 1 1. (UNrDiT Iu1r )u 330oW.SugarlondHwySte#121B 1-800-SHOP CVS
F x\lu E ,'u CARELSATURDAY 1 0.AA TO DUSK PLUSIIING
N.1 E1 N iE CARE 5 UNDAY 10 A.M. TO DUSK 863-805-2896 or visit cvs.com
. . L'%, N. MNlin St. ANY DAY BY APPOINTMENT o V SETI. INTLI.TION
Li Flo I-,J , FL, B l F . s , 16169 Southem Blvd. Mon.Fri 9a m.-5p m. . , OPEN 8am-10pm
S"*863-?65-076/ 1 Lox6hathee, F33470. Sa 100 m `2 p- OR LONGER! 7
' 3 / ** 7 OR LONGER! .6.-11
561-798-4717 7 Days AWeek
'II, holsl, 01-/7 n- /1/ n. ,: , 7DaysA Week . . l... *. l,,;!
.,,, M


Veal/in TL''


'The Gla tfes

Golf& Grill 8am-5pm
Scramble M-W-F Skins Sat.
Tee off 8:30 am & 10:00 am
$10 for 9 holes $16 for 18 holes
All The Golf You Can Play After 3 p.m. $16
For More Information
Please Call 863-983-8464
4382 Indian Hills Drive (HWY 80) Moore Haven, Florida


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 30, 2007













Miniature horses on the road to gaining popularity

By MaryAnn Morris support the breed as a derivative as 1950. The American Miniature
INI Florida Backyard of many sources. In pre-historic horse, as documented in the ped-
"I h 0 ... 90 iaihre s.t . . . . times , small horse breeds were igrees of some Miniatures today,
hI I20I I .n.iaI-tI-re horses . - ::


I In Ve a -U e Imlllt ol L- l u ollb
here. How did it start? I have al-
ways ridden and loved horses.
Ten or 12 years ago, I broke my
leg in a fall off the back porch step
and one year later, almost to the
day, I broke same leg again! I de-
cided then that the kind of riding
I was used to doing wasn't such
a good idea any more, yet I didn't
want to give up horses. My hus-
band, Durwin gave me my first
mini as a birthday present. That
was ten or twelve years ago. I've
had miniature horses ever since,"
said Pat Tyner, owner of Twelve
Oaks Minis in Basinger.
There, tucked in among huge
oak trees is a full-scale horse
farm, complete with a hot walker


TALLAHASSEE - Secretary
of State Kurt S. Browning an-
nounced last week the release of
the Florida Native American Heri-
tage Trail guidebook. The 36 page
booklet is the newest addition to
the Florida Heritage Trail series,
which includes the Florida World
War II Heritage Trail, the Florida
Cuban Heritage Trail and the Flor-
ida Black Heritage Trail, the Flori-
da Jewish Heritage Trail, and the
Florida Women's Heritage Trail.
"We are pleased and proud to
present the Florida Native Ameri-
can Heritage Trail, a booklet that
highlights the heritage and culture
of Florida's Native Americans,"
said Secretary Browning. "The
information contained in this
booklet is a valuable educational
resource that will enhance our
knowledge and understanding of


Grazing management is the
manipulation of livestock grazing
to obtain defined outputs of live-
stock products. It involves careful
management of both pasture and
livestock resources to meet de-
sired objectives. The South Flor-
ida Beef-Forage Program will be
holding the Second Annual Graz-
ing Management School Sept. 5
and 6, beginning with classroom
work in Arcadia thefirst day. This
course is offered: in two day ses-
sions. The theories of grazing
management concepts and meth-
ods are discussed in a classroom
setting during the first day, and
concepts taught are supported by


iarnyard
-- all in scale to the 20 little horses
who live there -- right down to a
horse trailer built to hold five min-
iature horses. Signs on the yard
fence tell you to "Look out for the
dog that patrols three days a week
-- guess which days", "Mini cross-
ing", "Grandchildren crossing"
and others along the same vein.
Miniature horses have in-
creased in popularity and now
the American Miniature Horse
Association,(AMHA), founded in
1978, has registered 114,000 min-
iature horses.
"Colorful myths abound about
the origin of the miniature horse.
Contemporary historians tend to


Florida's earliest people and their
legacy."
The Florida Native American
Heritage Trail booklet honors
Florida's Native American cul-
tures, both past and present,
by providing in-depth informa-
tion for residents and visitors. In
text and photos, the booklet de-
scribes over 100 sites throughout
the state where ancient Florida
Native Americans left evidence
of their cultures and where con-
temporary Native Americans
thrive and exhibit their cultures.
The booklet .includes a synopsis
of the more than 10,000 years of
Native American presence and
significance in Florida. Sidebars
of special interest topics and bi-
ographies of individuals impor-
tant to Florida's Native American
heritage are included.


practical applications in the field
during the second day tour to se-
lected ranches in the area and the
Ona Range Cattle Research and
Education Center.
This course is sponsored
by The South Florida Beef-For-
age Program of the University
of Florida, Cooperative Exten-
sion Service. It is conducted with
the volunteer assistance of area
livestock producers and Allied
Industries. It represents separa-
tion of the original Forage and
Pasture Management School into
subject components that can be
taught in a couple of days, and is
a more advanced course than the


likely the products of surviving
harsh natural climates and lim-
ited feed. In addition to the pre-
historic evidence of small equids,
it is speculated that the miniature
horse is a result of nearly 400
years of selective breeding of
many extracts.
"The first mention of a small
horse being imported to the
United States was in 1888; and
it appears, there was'little public
awareness of true miniatures dur-
ing the year preceding 1960. It is
believed that the American Min-
iature horse utilized the blood of
the English and Dutch mine hors-
es brought to this country in the
19th century and used in some
Appalachian coal mines as late


,The Trail of Florida's Indian
Heritage, Inc. (formerly Trail of
the Lost Tribes), a non-profit or-
ganization promoting awareness
and preservation of Florida's an-
cient cultures, produced the Flori-
da Native American Heritage Trail
booklet with a grant from the Divi-
sion of Historical Resources. The
Florida Department of State will
make copies of the booklet avail-
able to public libraries through-
out the state and regional offices
of the Florida Public Archaeology
Network. Additional funding from
the Frank E. Duckwall Fotinda-
tion will allow each of Florida's
approximately 3,500 public and
private elementary schools to re-
ceive a copy of the publication.
Copies of the publication may be
purchased online at www.flori-
dashistoryshop.com.


recently offered Grazing Manage-
ment 101. It is part of a continu-
ing multi-County education effort
to help South-Central Florida pro-
ducers raise and market higher
quality beef cattle, per cow, per
acre, profitably.
This is the second annual
"Grazing Management School,"
Registration fee for this school is
$80. Registration forms and pro-
gram brochures can be obtained
at the UF/IFAS/Hendry County'
Extension Service by contacting
Sonja Crawford or Glenn Schaibly
at (863) 674-4092 or (863) 983-
1598.


S3 . BigeS.. aeleS F 395-86-7586
Lisa Andrews Lc. Rel Etat Brke
Associates: sSanr. lxneLnaDkeDvs
RoanaCsers KvnNesn Rs Msn LryS pece
Dwgh Htfel, ritay iney Sac Pte Dst Pt
-,wwsothesfotd-t alyrop~om- eHalaEsafo


* $295,000 -JUSTCO MERCIrA L: RES OF INDUSTRIAL
ZONED PROPERTY . M tR to 1 acre tracts for
$160,000 per acre. Please call for more info.
* $79,900 - JUST REDUCED- This 2BD/1BA home is located
in a peaceful rural community and would be a great place to get-
a-way from the hectic city life.
* $155,000 -JUST REDUCED. Excellent vacation or starter
home! This 2BD/2BA home features a spacious living room as
well as a separate dining room. Lot has beautiful trees and a sep-
arate workshop.
* $159,900 - Price Reduced New 3BD/2BA home. This home
features a split floor plan and the kitchen has a morning room.
* $162,900 -JUST REDUCED- Looking for a 3BD/2BA home.
This home features new paint inside and out, new carpet, new
roof, new a/c and more. Home also has a 34x12 screened lanai.
Backyard has fruit trees galore. C ,11 ..- r ,..... 1 ;i..n .1
* $184,900 -JUST REDUCED' - i . . i,. .,. I., .
V, , . .... ..
* $189,000 - JUST REDUCED! Immaculate 2005 CBS
3BD/2BA home with many upgrades, This is a great starter or
retirement home. Call today for your viewing appointment.
S$189,000 - 3BD/2BA Well constructed CBS home on a corner
lot, screened in front and back porches. Don't miss this one a
new house without the new price. Call today for your showing.


sink and more. Don let this one slip by!
* $199,000 -JUST REDUCED! Like new 3BD/2BA home on


. ... .'.. �. |I."I . 'l [ ..... . .... ' , . 11



ii ' i kitchen cabinets w/solid surface
counter tops & new fixtures,, ,, h i r. , .. , . . i. ... i .- i
lanai & many more upgrades. 1 I, . . ..i1 1 I
home on manicured 1+- acres in LaBelle's first gated riverfront
subdivision.
* . 2' r*S n 1 , I , � * ,, -. ' I ' .1 h . .*,,, ',, ,, , , * i- , * ,










$, 997 i.. ....... ,l , ,,
S * . ri , , I ,,j kitch-resn cabid sunsets w romd your


Club models available and ready to move in.
* $124,900 -JUST REDUCED! Beautiful brand new manufac-
tured home w o ith 3 spacious iedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A must
see at this price in .... quiet North elle area.
* 140,000 Looking to get away from n the hustleand b ustle of
city living. Come see this 3BD/2BA mobile home on 1.86+/-
acres,


* $144,900 JUST REDUCEDI - Price Reduced 3BD/2BA
Manufactured home on 1.88+/- acres in Muse. Home features a
split floor plan. The living area has a fire place. Well and septic
tank are new.
* $165,000 -Just Reduced! 3BD/2BA Homes of Merit w/many
upgrades, including ceiling fans, carpet, 60 ft concrete drive, car-
port, covered porch ad landscaping. Sits on 1.34 acs close to
downtown LaBelle.
* $187,900 - Immaculate 4BD/2BA manufactured home across
irrigation. Call for info.
* $188,000 -JUST REDUCED! 4BD/2BA manufactured home on
1.07+/- acs. Property completely fenced in w/palm line driveway.
* $295,000 Just Reduced! - Mini Horse Farm on 10+/- acres,
4BD/3Ba mobile home, 9 stall barn with concrete pass thru, tack
room, roping arena and a pond. Motivated seller!
* $300,000. 3BD/2BA mobile home on 5+/- gorgeous acres in
Muse, roof replaced in 2004, well replaced in 2006, partially
cleared with a pond.
. $775,000 - Commercial zoned! 5+/ acre property features a
3BD/3Ba mobile home, pool, 2 barns, 2 sheds and much more.
* Port LaBelle lots starting at $17,600
* Lehigh Lots starting at $46,900
* Montua Lots starting at $32,000
* Moore Haven Lots starting at $20,000
* Clewiston Iot $ 21,500
RENTALS
* Riverfront: 2 master suites with a pool. $1,200/month.
* 3BD/2BA, 2 car garage. Newer Port LaBelle home with tile and
wood flooring throughout & washer/dryer.e $1,200/month.
* 3BD/1BA Pt. LaBelle home. $950/month.
* 2BD/1BA Duplex $700/month.
* 3BD/2BA Manufactured home $675/month,


also drew upon the blood of the
Shetland pony," states the AMHA
Web site at www.amha.com.
"People who show minis are
people who love horses, but
don't ride anymore, maybe due
to injury. Retired people often get
into minis," said Mrs. Tyner. "We
are blessed that our grandchil-
dren are showing now and my
daughter, Cindy Pearce, is leader
of the 4-H miniature horse club in
Okeechobee.
"To be registered, a miniature
horse can't be any taller than 34
inches at the shoulder, but many
are smaller," she said. "Some
of these little horses are only 25
inches tall. Foals are about 13
inches and weigh 20 to 25 pounds
at birth."
"I keep miniature donkeys for
protection. I lost one of my minis
when he was attacked by a big
dog -- and he and the dog had
grown up together. A miniature
donkey will not tolerate anything
like that is his pasture, said Mrs.
Tyner. "They are the best protec-
tion you can have for livestock.".
Prices for minis vary, but you
might pay little for a pet or up to


INI Florida/MaryAnn Morris
This full-grown mare from Twelve Oaks Ranch in Basinger
found a new owner. She rode in style to her new home.


the $100,000 paid for Boogie Man
five years ago, she said.
Pat's Twelve Oaks Miniature
horses are .showing and breeding
some lovely examples of these
seemingly delicate animals. Min-


WWW.OAKREALTYINC.COM * PROPERTY MANAGE

ASS




wwREA

J NC


RENTALS AVAILABLE (NO PETS)
2/1 DUPLEX - Moore Haven - $550/M
1/1/1 MARINER or PROW- $600/M
2/2/1+DEN (DUPLIEO - Lehigh - $795/M
3/1 MLK R.. BLVD. - For Sale Also - $800/M
3/2 BLUEBERRY LN. - Muse - $800/M
3/2.5/1 SHOWBOAT PLZ. - $850/M
3/2 DUPE - 3rd Ave. - $850/M
3/2 MOBILE - Ft. Adams - $895/M
3/3/1 E. FT. MYERS - For Sale Also - $900/M
3/2/2 PENNY CIR. -. New! - $950/M
3/2/2 N. RIVERVIEW ST.- $1,000/M
3/2/2 BUTTERCUP CIR. - $1,100/M
3/2/2 GAULEO - Lehigh Acres - $1,100/M
5 ACRES - 3/2 Mobile - 3 stall barn - $1,200/M
COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE - 800 sq. ft.


HOME
ON PROW TERRAC
ON N. COLLEGE S
ON M. L. K.. IR. Bi
ON TEAK LN - 2/2 -
ON E. SUNFLOWE)
ON E. PALOMAR -
ON HENDRY ISLI
Reduced! $165,000
ON GIBSON ST
Reduced! $165,00
ON BRITTANY LN-
ON E. SUNFLOWE)
ON SE 21ST LN - C
ON 6TH AVE. - 3/2-


CEMENT * RENTALS * SALES
NDY L. ALEXANDER
C. REAL ESTATE BROKER
OCIATES: EDITH HACKMANN
AND DON BURDICK
675-0500


LTY
233 N. BRIDGE ST
On the comer of
BRIDGE ST & WASHINGTO

ES FOR SALE
CE - 1/1/1 - $99,900
T- 2/1- $125,000
LVD- 3/1- $129,900
$139,900
R- 3/2/1- $159,000
3/2/1 - $159,900
ES BLVD. - 3/2 Mobile -

- 3/3/1 - E. Ft. Myers -
0
- 3/2 Mobile- $179,900
S- 3/2/1- $189,900
ape Coral -3/2 - $210,000
- Pending - $169,900 ,


iature horses make good pets for
small children, companions for
the elderly and ill and livelong
hobbies for people who just love
horses. Her Web site is www.
amazingminis.com.















FOR

SALE


Heritage Trail guidebook published


Grazing management school scheduled


Montura Ranch Developers, LLC







More House For The Money!
S - 39'


BEDROOM PORCH ' The Bonaire

10'4" x 11'0" x " -- q-i
DINING $9i
-- ROOM MASTER only
118" x 90" BEDROOM O
,o. 1-- $171 o

1l.-x. ". "-.O Buy A Lot
BEDROOM
5 THREE p or
04" TLYH DEN) Build On Your Lot
10'4" x 13'O" UTILI
\ OFFICE
- 10'4" x 11'0"
...I.JO E] " ~-
HALF
RATH H

GARAGE GREAT Call
.' .: 20"0" x 22'4 " ROOM
FOYE 148 1"4 561-536-0538


E Se Habla Espanol



















We Make It Easy For You To Share

The American Dream!

.iMany models from whih to ch1 c se l i,.Nrting .at $14'1.i i
Our prctCrred builder for lontula Ranchi Estateu -. alit.'r C iistnlucticn i l ive.pniiient, Inc.
L( ;C(. C 161511


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 30, 2007








Thuir dav. Acniist '. 92007


iisi U


Toll Free


1


53-2424


Announcements Merchandise Mobile Homes





Employment I Agriculture Recreation

pjiI'U l [:1. iiiEgIr iiciu


Financial ' rentals Automobiles





Services Real Estate Public Notices


I


I


Announcements


Important Information: Please
read your ad carefully the first
day it appears. In case of an
inadvertent error, please noti-
fy us prior to the deadline list.
ed. We will not be responsible
for more than I incorrect
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
ueless by such errors,
Advertiser assumes responsi-
bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
. :, ,,iir to accept or
-j,'' :"c ' ,iil copy, and to
insert above the copy the word
"advertisement". All ads
accepted are subject to credit
approval. All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
require advance payment.
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Independent Newspapers will
never knowing accept any
ii. ,, 3
cases of questionable value.
such as promises of guaran-
teed income from work-at-
to send money in advance for
a product or service - we
advise you to check with the
Attorney General's Consumer
Fraud Line at 1-800-220-5424,
and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 for pre-
vious complaints.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140O
Garage/Yard Sale 115
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



GIGANTIC 3-DAY AUCTION
September 5, 6, 7, 2007 -
Montgomery, Alabama. Sin-
gle, tandem & tri-axle
dumps, roll off trucks, truck
tractors, crawler loaders &
tractors, excavators, motor
graders & scrapers, back-
hoes, rubber tired loaders,
forklifts, paving, skidders,
feller bunchers, log loaders,
farm tractors. J.M. Wood
Auction Co., Inc.
(334)264-3265, Bryant
Wood AL LIC #1137.
*Land Auction* 350 Props
Must be Sold! Low Down /
E-Z Financing Free Catalog
(866)554-3852 www.LAND-
UCTION.com.


FEMALE CURR DOG- Brown,
found at 700A store at the
prairie. Call to identify
(863)801-4872


BIG REWARD! Lost little par-
rot, green & gray, missing
one'toe, lost Aug. 18th.
(863)675-7926. LaBelle
CHARM BRACELET- gold,
sentimental value, $1000 re-
ward. (863)634-8345
CHIHUAHUA- female, 5 lbs,
white w/orange on side of
face, black spot on back. Vic
of Lake Port near Becks
Store. $200 reward
(863)946-0371 or
863)227-1244
DOG: Big, Brown, Brindle, Fe-
male in Ft. Denaud area. Re-
ward. (863)674-0321


triiii-


Ill AA~


UGaag .


Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!


Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


Pajarito Perdido, verde y gris,
falta un dedito. Perdido
Agosto 18 en vecinidad de
Port Labelle. Llama a
863-675-7926 . El dueno del
pajarito no habla espanol.
YORKIE, Trimmed like
Schnauzer, last seen Okee-
chobee Little Farms on 8/23.
(863)467-3030 if found.


AMERICAN PIT BULL- All
black, female, 3yrs old,
needs a loving home, spayed
& shots. (863)673-2190
BABY HAMSTERS- Okeecho-
bee area. (863)801-1302
BLACK LAB/MIX PUPPIES-
Mother is purebred, father
unknown, 6 wks old, M's & F
avail. (863)697-0186
BUTTERFLY KOI- Free, call
(904)298-5865
KITTENS- 2 females & 1 male.
10 wks old. Wormed. To
Good Home Only!
(863)634-3029
KITTENS (3)- Approx 4 1/2
mos old, all M, 2 orange
striped & one bl/wh. To good
homes only. (863)697-0186
PUG MIXED, Neutered, male,
very loving, to good home
only. (863)635-2680
RED NOSE PIT BULL- Male, 6
months old. (863)801-4872
STAR FRUIT- you pick.
In La Belle (863)675-1929
TOY DOG TO SENIOR HOME-
call (863)983-6537


ALL OCCASION DISK
JOCKEY. (863)673-0066



AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADE-
MY!! Start your driving ca-
reer today! Offering courses
in CDL A! Low tuition fee!
Many payment options! No
registration fee!
(888)899-5910 info@ameri-
casdrivingacademy.com.

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items 'In
the classlfelds.


Employment -
Full.Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




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

POST
OFFICE , "
NOW
HIRING




Paid Training, Vacations., PTIFT.
866-749-1420
USWA
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-
tion skills. Competitive com-
pensation, excellent benefits.
Send cover letter and resume
to bberry@flpress.com.
Driver: DON'T JUST START
YOUR CAREER, START IT
RIGHT! Company Sponsored
CDL training in 3 weeks.
Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui-
tion reimbursement! CRST
(866)917-2778.
DRIVERS: CALL TODAY! Great
Bonus Opportunity!
36-43cpm/$1.20pm $0
Lease NEW Trucks CDL-A +
3 mos OTR (800)635-8669.
Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY
Helping the government PT
No Experience. Call Today!!
(800)488-2921 Ask for De-
partment L5.


More Papers Mean More Readers!

-Reach more readers when you run
Your ad in several papers in 4
.,,. ..our newspaper network. l


Our newspaper network
consists of eight papers - one
daily and seven weeklies. An ad run in all these newspapers will
reach more than 164,000 readers*!

Call Today For Details!
* Sources: Pulse Research Market Survey; Simmons Market Research; INI Market Research Center

AsISS Rules for placing FREE ads!
iTn m To nu, a: l.E. r c, a


qu yo yvur au
Must be for a personal item. (No commercial items, pets or animals) .
" Must fit into 1 2 inch
(that's 4 lines, approximately 23 characters per line)
* Must include only one item and its price - -.
(remember it must be S2.500 or less) , .


Call us!
No Fee, No Catch, No Problem!


Banking

Bank of
America
"At Bank of America, I'm
recognized for my individual
performance, and my
contributions to the team."
We believe that success
is something that should
be shared and celebrated;
and that with the collective
talents of thousands of
skilled people like you,
there's nothing we can't
accomplish.

Tellers
We are now hiring Part Time
Tellers with FULL BENEFITS
package throughout the
Moore Haven area. Bilingual
applicants, Spanish/English,
are encouraged to apply.
Saturday morning availability
required. Selected candi-
dates will process a variety
of basic customer service
transactions by providing
prompt, courteous and
friendly service, as well as
suggesting other bank ser-
vices, as appropriate. Cash
handling experience, excel-
lent customer service skills,
accuracy and attention to
detail skills required. Candi-
dates will attend paid Teller
training.
Reward yourself with an ex-
ceptional opportunity. Join
the financial leader whose
commitment to performance
is changing the face of
banking. To learn more
about our exciting opportu-
nities, visit www.bankofa-
merica.com/careers or see a
Banking Center Leader for
details on enhancing your
career at Bank of America.
EOE, M/F/D/V. Member
FDIC.
Bankof America

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Structure Maintenance
Tech - Field
Clewiston, FL
Performs major refinishing,
including sandblasting and
painting of structure gates
and ancillary parts. Knowl-
edge of sandblasting meth-
ods and techniques that use
abrasive-laden compressed
air to remove adhering parti-
'cles to prepare gate and
parts for refurbishing. Must
know paints, primers and
their air quality require-
ments. Aerosol painting,
spray painting and spray
gun operations. Must be
able to lift tools and parts
weighing 10-50 Ibs. High
School graduate or GED.
Two - four years experience
in sandblasting, corrosion
removal and painting of sur-
faces using abrasive-laden
compressed air, water or
other compounds. Must
have a valid Florida Driver's
License. For more informa-
tion and to apply, visit our
website at www.sfwmd.qov.
Job Reference 50033093.
EOE.


TRUCK DRIVERS: CDL train-
ing. Up to $20,000 bonus.
Accelerate your career as a
soldier. Drive out terrorism
by keeping the Army National
Guard supplied. 1-800-GO-
GUARD.com/truck.
One man's trash is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
fieds.


Emlymn
Full Time


Empoyen
FullTime 020


1*


Emlymn


IMMOKALEE
Catch the Excitement
THIS WE-E K * OSTNOP IG


POSITION"


SHIFT


Full/Part Time


Cage Cashier ................ . . . .... . Swing ....... .Full Time
Dishwasher ..................... . . .Evenings . . . . . .Full Time
Public Space-Floor Attendant ......... .Grave ........ Full Time
Sous Chef .................. . . . .... . Flexible ...... .Full Tim e
Prep Cook (2) ............... . . . . . . All ....... . Full Tim e
Line Cook (4) ................... . . . . All ........ .Full Tim e
Host/Hostess . . . . . .............. . . Evenings .. ....Part Time
TAD Machine Technician ............ . Grave . .. . . .Full Time
TAD Customer Service Representative (3) . .Evenings ...... Part Time
Restaurant Server .................. . Nights ....... Part Time
TAD Floor Supervisor ................ Flexible .......Full Time
Computer Operations Manager ........ Flexible ....... Full Time
AP Clerk .................... . . . . . Days ....... .Full Tim e
Security Officer (2) .. .................Grave . . . . . . . .Full Time
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an
Application and bring it to the HR Office. Your qualifications for the desired
position will be reviewed and you may be given an opportunity to interview
for the position. As with all applicants, hiring decisions will be made
by the department to which you are applying.
The Seminole Casino is a Drug-Free Workplace


INTERNATIONAL PAPER
AUBURNDALE CONTAINER
FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

International Paper, a Fortune 500 Company is seeking
a Field Service Mechanic. Qualified applicants should
have experience with case erecting/packaging equip-
ment, live in the Immokalee, Southwest Florida area, be
18 years of age, and possess a one-year stable work his-
tory, good mechanical and some electrical skills and
have a good driving record. Must be willing to travel, be
on call 24/7 and willing to work overtime, provide own
hand tools, power tools & electrical meters.

Pre-employment health assessment, drug screen and
background check required. Benefits include savings
investments, retirement, medical, dental, life and dis-
ability insurance. Pay ranges from $17.33 to $19.59.

Resumes can be mailed to:

International Paper
Human Resources
525 Recker Hwy
Auburndale, FL 33823

EOE/MFDV


We're raising pay for Florida
regional drivers! Home every
weekend! Home during the
week! Solid weekly miles!
95% no touch! Preplanned
freight! $.43 per mile, home-
time, money & more! Heart-
land Express (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.



HHA/CNA
5-7 days per week, PT/FT
Immediate work. Please call
(877)408-9173
Shop here first
The classified ads


NURSES & THERAPISTS
Immediate need. Visits for
private home care agency.
Please call Matrix Home Care
at (877)408-9173

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fileds and make your
clean no ,a breeze
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


NURSING
RNs
Looking for a Change?
MHM Services, has Full
Time opportunities available
at the Glades Correctional
Institution in Belle Glade.
We offer excellent compen-
sation and a comprehensive
and generous benefits pack-
age! Contact Mindy Halpern
at 866-931-5544 or email
mhalpern@mhm-services.com;
MHM is an EOE


issif leds
. " - . * - .. S








ABSOLUTELY Rf
for any personal items for sale under $2,500


/ 1.877-353-2424 (Troll Free

O/ 1-877.354-242 Tol Fr)


/ For Legal Ads:
legalads@newszap.com
/ For All Other Classified
Advertising:
classads@newszap.com


Empoyen
FullTim


Empoyen
Ful Tie 005


UNITED STATES
SUGAR
CORPORATION

(3)- Facility Maintenance Mechanic
$20.06 per hour

Responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Sugar
Manufacturing Buildings, Exterior Structures, Grounds and re-
lated Fixtures and Utilities through the use of a variety of skills
consisting of Carpentry, Masonry, Plumbing, Concrete and oth-
er related trades.

*Identifies and corrects building and equipment problems by
performing carpentry, electrical, plumbing and painting to.
maintain buildings and equipment in safe condition.
*Replaces or updates inoperable or old building materials and
appliance (e.g. window glass, doors, sinks, motors, pumps,
smoke alarms, cabinets, tile, filter systems, etc.) to provide a
safe, comfortable working environment for employees using
various tools and materials (e.g. power saws, ladders, drills,
hammers)
*Plans and schedules corrective action and preventive mainte-
nhnce to repair or modify defects and maintain operating con-
dition of facilities and equipment using a computer and
appropriate forms; provides job completion notification using
various communication formats, including computer.
* Operates a variety of maintenance equipment including, but
not limited to power hand tools, forklift, snorkel lift, and electri-
cal diagnostic testing instruments.

Skill and Ability Requirements.
* Journeyman level experience in facilities maintenance and
repair, with at least two years experience in an additional build-
ing maintenance field (e.g. electrical, carpentry, plumbing).
* Must have the ability to use parts books and service
manuals

United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest di-
versified, privately held agribusiness firms. We are employee
owned and have world class benefits including outstanding
medical, 401K, retirement income and employee stock owner-
ship. The Company is headquartered on the southern shore of
Florida's Lake Okeechobee between Fort Myers and West
Palm.

Email your resume to JJcervera@ussugar.com
FAX 863-902-2889

Stop in the Employment Center on WC Owen Drive
and ask for John



kS^ENHENDRY REGIONAL
JQMMEDICAL CENTER
" '"Were It'sI.AC6out getting (Setter"
LPN I or l (Ff,PT, Perdlem)
FL LPN Lic. & IV Certi. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Full time - ERRN 111 Staff/Supervsor
Valid FL lic. Min 3 yrs exp., ACLS, PALS reo.
Perdlem - RN Nursing Supervisor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge or superviso-
ry status. ACLS PALS reoq
Per Diem- C.NA or C.NA 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 Blller
3 plusyrs 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, ned-
ical terminology, and UB-92 and I 500 claim forms.
Full time - Medical Assistant (HFCC)
Must have a medical assistant certification and medical/ clinical
background to assist physician practice.
Full time - Food Service Cook
2 years experience as a healthcare cook pref. Must be able to
follow age appropriate specific criteria and therapeutic diets
and menus as ordered by physician.
ivimhendTyregional.org
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace * EOE


I I IUI OUCLY� rUUUQL %.AJy �VV I


'E'
- ..o m-,


ME


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


- - - - -- r


I Garage/
Yard Sales


r' #
/*.' -"' .t,-










Emlymn
Full Tim


The GEO Group, Inc.


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

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


* CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
* SERGEANTS
* RN
* LIBRARIAN
* DENTIST


MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY


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


Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
@ Pioneer Park Beacon Center in
Belle Glade. HS/GED with 1 year admin.
experience and computer skills required.
Two years of college is preferred. Must be
able to work flexible hours; possess
excellent communication skills; be detail
oriented; and have the ability to
multi-task. Bilingual preferred.
Call (561)993-8660. EOE/DFWP


Notice: Post Office Positions
Now Available. Avg. Pay
$20/hour or $57K annually
including Federal Benefits
and OT. Get your exam guide
materials now.
(866)713-4492 USWA Fee
eq.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY.
Fastest growing Tax Service
. looking for 10 new Franchi-
sees in Florida.
(800)790-3863 or visit liber-
tytaxtranchise.com.

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It In the
classifieds.


'U


Emlymn


Empoyen


SENIOR COMMUNITY
HEALTH NURSE

Registered Nurses - L2
(#64063796)

Hendry County School Health Program
Coordinator; two years nursing
experience; self starter with ability to
travel & multi-task;bilingual a plus.
Pre-employment Drug Testing,
Background screening/fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA. Apply on line:

https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
Call Patti @ 863-674-4041
ext. 135 for more details.


NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs - if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these'charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.



LOANS FOR GOOD/BAD
CREDIT Purchase, refinance,
cashout, stop foreclosure.
Lower your payments, save
thousands. Quick approvals,
close fast. Call
( 8 0 0 ) 3 6 6 - 5 8 5 9
(lic#CL0703058) www.kis-
lending.com.

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


- -------- -


Empoyen


DELIVER OUR
PRECIOUS CARGO:
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.kl2.fl.us


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer./Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AC WINDOW UNIT- 24K BTU's
cools 4 br house, good con-
dition, $300 (239)292-2819
AIR CONDITIONER- Central
package unit, 3 ton York, 07
model, never installed,
$1650 (561)447-2122


PRINTERS DRAWER: Antique,
$25. (863)612-9233 LaBelle


DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $50
(863)946-3822
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $195
(863)946-3822
REFRIGERATOR- Side by
side, 25cu ft, Kenmore,
almd, water/ice in door, runs
great. $300 (863)467-5616
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, Heavy duty, Large ca-
pacity. $250.
(863)675-4443 LaBelle area
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, Up to 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778


BICYCLE- Huffy 26" Men's
Mountain Bike. $40
'(561)254-7458 Clewiston.



All Steel Buildings. National
Manufacturer. 40x60 to
100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
buildmg.com.



BIFOLD DOORS- 2 sets with
louvers. Good condition.
Asking $25. for both.
(863)357-6315 Okee area


r mlomn


RUG RUNNERS (3) Large,
Wool, Very color full. $10 for
all. (863)467-7659


BABY ITEMS- Bassinet, bath-
tubs, portable bassinet, play
mat, bouncers & more. $100
will sep (863)697-8881
CONVERTIBLE CRIB- With
mattress. High Chair, good
condition. $115 will separate
863-673-2726
CRIB, Oak wood. Excellent
condition. $100.
(863)673-5704


MATERNITY CLOTHES- ap-
prox 20 pieces, sizes large-
XL, nice for work, $20 for all
(863)634-1916
WEDDING GOWN, White, tra-
ditional with cathedral train,
size 14. $100
(863)697-3436


GOLD COIN COLLECTION- 4
pc American Eagle set.
$1600 cash (863)532-8201
leave message
Find it faster. Sell it soon-
er hi the classifleds


BASEBALL CARD COLLEC-
TION- 4000 + assorted
cards, 1970-today. $500
(863)467-8272
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items', items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $300
neg. (863)467-0627
FLAGS- collection, (153) 10"
to 132", includes seasonal,
holiday, flowers etc., $750
NEG (863)675-6556



DELL ALL IN ONE PRINTER,
FAX, SCANNER & COPIER,
20 pg. per min., color, $100
neg. (561)996-5921
DELL P4 - Complete. Window
XP, Etc. $175. neg.
(863)517-2782 Tony



BED SPREAD, Blanket & Bed
Pad, - Queen size. $35.
(863)763-7355


ANTIQUE LANE CEDAR
CHESTS (2) old good cond.
Your choice $100 firm
(863)467-6805
BEDROOM CLOSET, Wall unit,
cost $4,000 new, almond
formica, asking $600
(863)517-1569
BEDROOM SET - twin bed, 1
armoire, 1 smaller dresser,
baseball theme, good cond.
$500. (863)357-1683.
BEDROOM SET- 4 post qn
size, complete, dresser
w/mirror, armoire, etc. $600
or best offer (863)467-7415
BUNK BEDS, Top is twin, built
in desk, bottom bed is separ-
ate queen size, complete.
$250 (863)610-2531
CHAIR- Oversized, leather,
Screen, excellent condition.
250 or best offer.
(863)763-7443 leave msg
CORNER CURIO CABINET,
Beautiful solid wood,
washed oak, glass shelves,
lights. $225 (863)634-5038
COUCH & LOVESEAT: Rattan
w/Matching Tables, 2 End &
1 coffee. Cream w/peach.
$200 863-467-7659
COUCH- Multi colored, w/light
beige background, 78"L,
very good condition. $250
(863)467-2639
DESK- 4 drawer, white with
separate bookcase topper.
$200 (863)634-9280
DESK- L shaped, over all
length 6', Top width 29", 3
drawers. Exc. cond. $40.
(863)763-6665 Okee.
DINING ROOM TABLE- 4
chairs, light wood w/tile top,
exc condition. $100 or best
offer. (863)447-9391
DINING ROOM TABLE- With
china cabinet, 4 chairs. $500
negotiable. (863)528-0901
Frostproof
END TABLE, with drawer, dark
wood. $25 (863)763-0215
HEADBOARD- king or queen,
solid light wood, excellent
condition $25
(863)763-3286
KING SIZE BED- Split box, 1
pc mattress, excellent condi-
tion. $500 or best offer
(863)517-0664
LIVING ROOM SET- Couch,
loveseat, coffee table & 2
end tables, new, exc cond.
Asking $500 (863)447-9391
MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT-
antique, w/fold down desk,
pigeon holes, lots of storage
$400 neg (863)467-6805
NEW THERAPEUTIC MAG-
NETIC KING MATTRESS-


RABBIT LIONHEAD- With
cage. $30 (863)763-3631
TOY AFFENPINSCHER PUPS-
$300 males, $350 females,
Toy Fox Male, $300
(863)983-6537


Job


Job


SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) & HAS-
SOCK- matching, fawn color,
great cond., $150 for all
(863)675-3813
TABLE- Oak & 4 chairs. Good
Condition. $75. or best offer.
(863)467-4124
TWIN SOFTSIDE WATERBED-
With 3 drawers. $350
(863)634-9280
TWIN/FULL/QUEEN/KING- All
new factory direct from
$139. (561)351-9085 for
appointment.
WALL UNIT, 5pc., glass with
lights, formica, almond col-
or, pd $6,000, asking $800.
(863)517-1569
WOOD TOP TABLE- Round,
42" w/4 matching chairs, in-
cludes glass for top. $45
(863)528-3235



EZ-GO GOLF CART '96- Elec-
tric, for parts. $350
(863)763-3551



SHOTGUN- El Faisan, Eligoibar
4-10 double barrel made in
Spain. Wildlife engraving on
metal. $275. (863)675-3878



TREADMILL- Like new. $200.
(863)675-6644 LaBelle area.



ICE MACHINE, 140 quart ca-
pacity. $200 (863)412-2504


OIL LAMPS- Large collection,
all sizes, TivI are antiques.
$500 for )1, will separate.
(863)610-4204



PATIO SET-4pc wicker, 2
loveseats, 1 arm chair, cof-
fee table, inclds cush., nice
$75 Neg (863)467-6886


POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1000. (863)763-6907
SCOOTERS (2), Electric, $400
for both, will sep.
(863)675-0122 LaBelle
WHEEL CHAIR- Merits Elec
Power, like new, $600
(863)983-4940


AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
AXELS, 10 wheels, 14x70.
$500 or best offer.
(727)858-3677
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
FRESHAIR AIR PURIFIER- By
Ecoquest. Used approx 1 yr.
All access. $300. Call
(863)447-5195 for more into
MISC. ITEMS, VHS, DVDs, T-
shirts, 8 tracks & player. All
new. $300 for all, will separ-
ate. (863)467-8731
MOBILITY CHAIR- Sundancer,
new batteries. $500
(863)675-6214
SUNQUEST 2000S10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $150. or best
offer. 863-634-5888


BLUE TICK BEAGLES- full
blooded, 13", M/F, $300
each (863)675-3988
DOG KENNEL- large
. 24x36x26, like brand new,
black, asking $20 or best of-
fer (863)763-7983
FISH TANK- 240 gallon with
accessories. You move.
$300 (863)675-6214
FISH TANK- 50 gallon w/wood
cabinet & accessories. $225
or best offer. (239)657-8493
FRENCH BULL DOG PUPS-
AKC, show quality, shots,
wormed, (573)776-4321
leave msg will call back.
FRONTLINE PLUS, For cats.
10 vials. $90
(863)674-5753 Labelle area
GREAT DANE PUPPIES, 4
mos. old, shots, $500 ea.
(863)228-6299


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


YORKIE PUPPY- AKC, black &
tan, heavy coat. $850 Call
(772)464-1471 Ft Pierce
YORKIE PUPS- Teacup & Toy
born 7/11, parents on prem-
ises, ACA & CKC reg. $800
(863)983-3740 Clewiston



WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM-
almost new, went to city wa-
ter $300 neg (863)467-6886
/ 561-723-0257



ABOVE GROUND POOL,
18x33, complete package.
$1500 (863)673-4618
HOT TUB- LA brand, Seats 6,
Cedar, Runs good. $500.
(863)357-0037
JACUZZI- runs good, seats
5-6 people, $200
(239)340-8503



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



SEWING MACHINE, Viking De-
signer 1, Lots of extra's.
$1,900. (863)801-6134
SEWING MACHINE, Viking
Mega Quilter w/ Frame.
$2,200. (863)801-6134



CAMO BOW CASE- $30
(863)763-3631
HUNTING BOW- With 6 ar-
rows & extra accessories,
good condition. $70 or best
offer. (863)697-9014



STEREO SYSTEM- Fisher, in
cabinet. Dual cass., 5 disc
CD player (plays 45's & 33's
also). $100. (863)357-6315
SUBWOOFER, 15" in box with
600 watt amp. $450 or best
offer. (863)697-8676 Leave
message


FLAT PANEL, 38", color, Dell,
$500 or best offer.
(561)996-5921
TELEVISION- Toshiba 48", re-
built, great picture. $600 or
best offer. (863)261-2167
after 7pm.


GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
INDUSTRIAL DRILL PRESS-
Old and very heavy. $100
(863)484-0267
RYOBI MITER SAW- Electric,
good condition. $50
(863)610-4674
TOOL BOX: On Wheels w/vice
& some tools. $175. or best
offer. (863)467-4124

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 B40
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
HORSE TRAILER: Colt '96, 2
hp, Slant, Bumper pull w/
dress/tack room. Good
cond. $1200. 239-340-6308
SADDLE, Dakota, 14" $250.
(239)878-4078



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


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$19,900! 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
mis 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
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.








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






I U - I , I

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



HOUSEMATE NEEDED, $500
mo. + $500 sec. dep., 1/3
utilities, clean, drug free.
(863)990-9958
OKEECHOBEE- 4br home to
share full hse priv, W/D,
pool, gar, $600/mo + $50
until. 6 mo Ise (561)254-9326



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


Emlymn
Full Tie 0105


LAWN TRACTOR, Yanmar,
Diesel, Bush Hog & Box
Blade. $2500 or best offer.
(863)634-2582
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
ROTOR TILLER- Sears, Good
condition. Runs good. $300.
(561)790-3681
YARD' KING- 38" cut, new
13.5 engine. $250
(863)763-1079



Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127
SANTA GERTRUDIS BULL, 10
mos. old, asking $1,000 or
best offer. (863)983-2872
ask for Harvey


Rentals I



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/Mol For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5669.



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
1-- -- * - B * U


After School Program Group Leader
@ Pioneer Park Beacon Center in Belle
Glade - PT - $10/hr. Need 1 year
experience and 40 hours Child Care
training. Call (561)993-8660.
EOE/DFWP


DAILY WORK - DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE

LABOR< FINDERS
202 E. Sugarland Hwy. (Across from Clewiston Inn)
(863) 902-9494


LANDS CREEK LOG CABIN-
Bryson City, NC, vacation
rental, open year round. Call
and ask for Mudd Waller
Holler Log Cabin. Call toll
free 1-888-346-9793


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses - Sale1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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 ~


'L'L- L L'U LL0 eLLLC'eULLLLLk
























I '










I l - , ,
-- ^












neigho o. 1 a I..










ne ghbor oo or around the world...


pick up a newspaper today


and be inspired.


It all starts with newspapers.

This message is brought to you by this newspaper, Miroma Films and TheNewspaper Association America.
and b insired



Ita7 sat it e saes

Lhsmsaei ruh oyub hsnwppr irmxFlsadTeNwpprAsdfo JA eia


Harlem Academy Drive
Appliances, New carpet,
C/Air, 1 Car Garage,
Landscaped. $164,500.
Low Down payment
Call Owner: 863-673-5071
or 561-996-8010
HUGE 3BR/2BA w/bonus
room, huge yard, huge
screened patio & huge pool.
Nnwly renovated. Must see.
(863)983-2841
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
National Home Builder Homes
starting at $58 sq ft Call to-
day to schedule a FREE Con-
struction center tour and to
view over 20 Completely fur-
nished model homes.
(800)622-2832.
Riverfront Home
LaBelle
3/2 on 1 acre,
Gated Community
*Boat House
* -Lift
Owner Financing
Will trade
863-234-1814



GLADES COUNTY, 1 acre,
with Ig. oaks, Indian Hill Sub-
division, fenced, cleared,
ready to build, $75,000.
(863)228-0127



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.
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 Liquida-
tion! 20 to 40+ acres from
$99,900 to $169,900. Beau-
tiful timber, potential to sub-
divide. Pay no closing costs
for limited time. Excellent fi-
nancing. Call Now!
(800)898-4409, x 1333.
For Sale. Fairfield, S.C., 85 to
200+ acres. QDMA guide-
lines. Join several thousand
acres trophy management.
Each comes with member-
ship to sporting clays, 3-D
archery, dove field, rifle
range. (803)960-0393,
(803)960-1319.


New $1100 asking $600
(863)357-5754.
PILLOWTOP MATTRESS-
Twin size. $20
(863)528-3235
STEREO/TV SHELF, Taupe
metal, 3 glass shelves, about
4 ft. high, exc. cond. $45
(863)634-5038


Thursday, August 30, 2007


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee










Thursday, Auqust 30, 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
House/Turn Key. From $79,000 & up, 3/4/5BR,
2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use your land
as down payment. Financing available.

*1 * *S I *


GATED 10 ACRE ESTATES -
homes only, underground
utilities, $89,900 Owner fi-
nancing, no closing costs.
www.1800flaland.com Flori-
da Woodland Group, Inc.
(800)352-5263 Lic RE Bro-
ker
LIMITED TIME OFFER 100%
FINANCING- Gated Lakefront
Community of the NC Blue
Ridge Mtns. 90 miles of
Shoreline start $99,000. Call
Now (800)709-LAKE.
$$ LOW DOWNPAYMENT $$
FLORIDA SPECIALISTS Pur-
chase or REFI Hardship
Credit OK Prequalify to Re-
ceive Bahama Cruise Certifi-
cate! www.Wholesale-
Rate.com Call Shane FL
Lic # 5 2 9 2 3 4
(239)592-SAVE (7283).
Move to the Smoky Mountains
3/4-3 acre tracts starting at
$79,900. 15 min from Pi-
geon Forge Gatlinburg. Low
taxes Low crime. Majestic
Mountain Views
(888)215-5611 x101
www.mountainhightn.com.
NC: Best buy in mountains!
Two acres with spectacular
view, paved road, gated,
housesite in, owner financ-
ing. Bryson City. $65,000,
$13,000 down. Call owner!
(800)810-1590. www.wild-
catknob.com.
NC MOUNTAINS 2 acres with
great view, very private, big
trees, waterfalls & large pub-
lic lake nearby, $69,500. Call
now (866)789-8535.
SOUTHERN COLORADO 5
Acre Homesites $59,900
GRAND OPENING SALE
SEPTEMBER 15TH &16TH.
Gated community, under-
ground utilities 1,100 acres
of open space, spectacular
mountain views. Great pri-
mary/ secondary home.
Recreation galore! Call To-
day for appointment!
(866)696-5263 X 2563.
Waterfront Condominiums on
Beautiful Lake of the Ozarks,
Missouri. 1,200 miles of
shoreline. Low taxes, insu-
rance and fees. Fishing, golf,
fun. From $99,900. The-
LakeCondoSource.corm
(573)346-1188.


Unbelievable LAND SALE!
Saturday, September 15th.
20 acres only $29,900.
SAVE $10,000. Plus, NO
closing costs. Subdivision
potential! Big mountain
acreage, spectacular views.
1 mile to Nicklaus designed
golf course. Near Tennessee
River & recreation lake. Ex-
cellent financing. Call now
(866)999-2290, x1426.


Mobile Homes




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





LABELLE- Furn., 3br, 2ba lac,
country, water treatment, no
contract, garden tub, screen
porch 239-200-4007
LAKE PORT,
Doublewide, 4br, 2ba,
Central air. $400. deposit.
$200. weekly 86-3-673-5704
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




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
(863)677-2002
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
CASA MANUFACTURADOS 3
Cuartos \ 2 Banos. Empe-
sando' de $39,900. sencia
14x70 Double Empesando a
$49,900. Llamee para mas
information 863-612-6511


Houses - Sale 1025


SDo-It-Yourself Ideas


Wooden Toys

Wooden toys are timeless classics, probably because
they're as much fun to make and give as they are to
play with. This trio of wooden toys-an old-fash-
ioned car, a biplane and a steamboat-will become
the pride of any child.
Made primarily of scrap lumber, do-it-yourselfers
simply trace the pattern onto wood, cut out and
assemble. The largest of the toys, the steamboat, is
12 inches long. The plan includes complete step-by-
step instructions with photos, full-size traceable pat-
terns and more.

Wooden Toys plan (No. 632) ... $8.95

Wooden Toys Package (No. C125)

Three projects incl. 632 ... $19.95

Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects). .. $2.00

Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


To order, circle item(s),

clip & send w/ check to:


Please be sure to

include your name,


U-Bild Features address and the name of
3800 Oceanic Dr., Ste. 107 this newspaper. Allow
Oceanside, CA 92056 1-2 weeks for delivery.


Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


10


I Houses - Sale


ATV, Yamaha Blaster '04,
Great condition. Many ex-
tra's. $2500 or best offer.
(863)983-2287 Clewiston
FOUR WHEELER, Polaris 500
Turbo, almost new, Must
See! $2,050. (863)885-1226
FOUR WHEELER, Suzuki 250,
'04, almost new, still under
warranty, $2,000.
(863)885-1226
GO-CART, Nice shape. 6.5hp
Tecumseh, New clutch,
$450. or best offer.
(863)467-5052
GO-CART, Walmirt brand,
paid $1300, asking $500
(863)673-4618


CASA MODULAR Y TERENO
Lista Para Ser Suya Solo
Llamee Para Mas Informacion
Finacamento Desponible...
863)675-4848
863)612-6511
CENTRAL MOBILE HOMES
Lowest Prices on Mobile
Homes in Southwest Florida
0% Down When you own your
own land. Call for your early
credit approval. 863-675-888
or 863-612+6544.
We also offer land home
packages & owner financ-
DISTRESS SALE: All Double-
wides must go! Take a look
and make an offer. Lowest
prices in years. Call Kenny
@ (863)673-4325



IE TODAY!
INDIANTOWN- 1988 Dbl
Wide, 2/2, great cond., new
roof, AC, all apple, laminate
flooring, upgraded drywall
walls, w/California knock
down. New house is fin-
ished, dbl wide must be
moved off property. $15,000
or best offer (772)260-1754
Danny
LAND / HOME PACKAGE. Re-
duced to the lowest prices
available in South West,
Florida. All offer will be con-
siders. Call (863)673-4325
MOBILE HOME, 3 Cuartos
2 Banos, Lista Para Ser
Ovicada En Su Propidad
0% De Enganche
Para Mas Informacion Llamee
(863)675-4848
Pregunte Por Lorena
MONTURA, Super Clean, Late
model DW, 1 1/4 acre corner
lot on paved rd. New apple ,
Titled fir., Priced to sell,
won't last long. $99,500.
Owner 863-673-5071
NEW 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile Home
in the low $30's. Lowest
prices in 5 years. Take ad-
vantage. Low Down Pay-
ment, Low Monthly
Payments. Call Kenny @
(863)673-4325
No Money Down w/ your land
equity included. New 3 and 4
BR Doublewides for low
monthly payments. Call
(863)673-4325
SCOTTBILT, '06, 2,432 sq. ft.,
8' ceilings, 4BR/2BA, water
treatment system, 12x24'
shed, on 1/2 acre, Reduced
to $154,900.
(863)517-1868 after 5pm
SINGLEWIDE, 3 BR, 2 BA on
1 acres lot. Home is in very
good condition. $5000
down. Owner financing.
Good credit or Bad credit ac-
cepted. Call Kenny @
(863)673-4325
TRADE in your old Mobile
Home for a NEW
Manufactured Wind Zone III.
No money needed & low
monthly payments.
Call (863)612-6511 or
(863)675-8888 Ask for Lorena
for more information.


TIRES & WHEELS, Hankook
Optimo Plus 225/50R16 on
chrome 5 spoke whis. Like
newJ $700 (863)467-9936


TRAILER SENCIO 3 Cuartos 2
Banos 14x70 (Nuevo) Presios
Mas Resonables En El Sur De
La Florida Pakete Completo
Llamee (863)675-4442
WHY RENT... When you can
own your OWN home. Call
for more info. Easy financ-
ing. Call Lorena for your ap-
proval. 863-612-6511 or
863-675-4848


Recreation



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




ALUMAWELD JON BOAT- 17ft
x 8ft, 31 hp, Briggs Go-Devil.
$5000. D (772)216-5541 or
N (863)467-2404
BAYLINER CAPRI, runs great,
$4,000. (863)885-1226
BOAT TRAILER- Magic tilt,
single axle, alum., 4 bunk,
winch, jack stand, never
used $2000 (863)357-6229
MAST- 30', Spreaders & wire
fits medium size sail boat.
$200. (305)394-4906



EW TODAY
PONTOON BOAT '92- Riviera
Cruiser, 24', 48 hp Evinrude
motor, trailer, many extras.
$4900 (863)467-0031
QUANTUM '90, 16ft, Fish &
pleasure boat w/trailer, trol-
ling motor, exc. cond. $1895
(863)673-5947 or 673-4660
RAVEN CUDDY CABIN I/O
BOAT- 23', 3.0 Mercruiser,
needs work. $1000 or best
offer. (863)801-9394 after 5
SHADOW HIPO BASS BOAT-
21', 200 merc, new
block/hydro steering, trailer.
$2450 (863)801-4555
STARFLIGHT '73- 85 hp John-
son engine, 16 ft. Runs
good. $700 (239)455-5442
WATER TANK- Poly, V
shaped, 45 gal for boat. $45.
(305)394-4906



GMC CAMPER VAN '86- me-
chanically restored, have re-
ceipts, needs paint $2500
neg. (561)254-7458 Clewist.
NOMAD '76, 34ft., Park model,
good condition, hurricane
roof & awnings. $3000
(618)781-0763
NOMAD '86, 23ft, everything
in nice condition. $2000
(618)781-0763
PROWLER '84- 22 ft, dual ax-
les, self contained. $1000
(863)357-6185



CEDAR CREEK CUSTOM 5TH
WHEEL '02- 3 slides, 37ft,
$16,000 .(321)403-6622
FIFTH WHEEL HITCH- 16k
Reese, includes rails. Asking
$400 (863)801-1348




BOAT MOTOR- Evinrude 25hp,
asking $200 or best of-
fer(863)763-0812
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '02
Yamaha, 15hp, 4 stroke,
$1250 (863)610-1126




OUTBOARD MOTOR- 14.1 HP,
Runs good. $300.
(561)790-3681



DIRT BIKE- KX 85 2003, low
hours, never raced, great
condition. $1700
(863)357-9972
EXHAUST SYSTEM- For '04
Harley Davidson FXD. $25
863)357-0344 or
863)610-0754
FXD STOCK SEAT- Fits '04 &
'05 Harley Davidson. $50.
(863)357-0344/610-0754
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $700.
(863)634-5421
KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR
2005, Low mileage. Asking
$2000. (863)675-8356 La-
Belle.
KAWASKI ZX9R '94- 15k mi,
new parts, needs clutch han-
dle/plastic, plus extras.
$1500 neg. (863)634-3055
MOTOR SCOOTER- Off the
road. Runs perfect $150.
(863)610-4674
TRIUMPH MC PARTS- Motor,
Carbs. & more. $800. or will
separate. (863)467-2609


HONDA BIG RED 3 WHEELER
'86- Carb needs adjustment.
$950 (863)675-7708
HONDA SPORT TRACK- 450R,
'05, 4 Wheeler. Like new.
$3500. (863)801-1581
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. Neg. (863)261-4633
or (863)357-2271
YAMAHA BLASTER '95- 4
wheeler, 2 stroke, runs good,
$700 or best of-
fer(863)763-2476



NOMAD 3720- '04, 38FT, Like
new, 2 Qu. Bdrms. 2 slide-
outs. Loaded! Immaculate.
On beautiful Lake Istokpoga.
$19,900. 239-948-2298
TRAVEL TRAILER- 30 ft, off
construction site, refr, stove,
ac, microwave, heater, fan &
extras. $750 (863)675-4981


Automobiles




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




BMW 325i '92, 114K, 4 dr,
Red, Nice. Many new parts.
$5800 neg. (863)763-7017
(561)436-3730
CHEVY NOVA '76, 4 drs $600
In Immokalee call Bobby
(239)503-7653 or Ramon
239)503-5131 after 5:30pm
DATSUN WAGON '89, 5 spd,
good on gas. $500
(863)763-8381 as for Susan
or Billy "
DODGE SHADOW '92- runs
good. $600 or best offer.
(863)673-0467
FORD TAURUS '01- GOOD
CONDITION. $3000
(239)455-5442
HYUNDAI ELANTRA '95, 18"
rims, needs work, call for in-
fo. $1400 or best offer.
(863)675-1647 Leave msg.
NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl.,
auto, great air, like new tires,
new battery, exc..in & out,
$2300. (863)357-0037 Okee
OLDS CUTLAS '97- 6cyl, auto,
4dr, cold AC, 118K, runs
great $1800 (863)801-5028
OLDS NINETY EIGHT '92, Re-
gency Elite, 113k, no a/c,
new tires, leather, all power.
$1200 (239)229-5166.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME, '88, 2 dr., 350 mo-
tor, custom int., 4" body lift,
$2500. (863)673-5663
Police Impounds for Sale! 95
Honda Civic $699! 92 Nis-
san Maxima $600! For list-
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271.




CJ5 1975- Factory V8, all new
suspension, radial mud tires,
$2200 or best offer
(561)743-0192
FORD F250 '97, 4x4, 7.3L
Turbo diesel, ext. cab, long
bed, p/w, p/l, c/d, 33" tires,
Sooseneck & Reese hitch.
9800 (863)381-9353
PLATFORM BUGGY- V8, 38.5
Super Swampers, $1300
(863)634-5421



ALUMINUM RUNNING
BOARDS- For a 'Ford Van,
102". $50 (863)484-0267
CAR TOW DOLLY- Good
shape, mounted spare tire &
tool chest. $700 or best offer
(863)634-4291/763-6903
CHEVY ENGINE- 305, asking
$75, runs good
(863)673-5883
CHEVY ENGINE: 350, 4 Bolt
Main w/Holly 750 dual pump
carb. Race trans. $1500 or
best offer. (239)878-4078
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $800. 863-634-5888
DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW-
From a '91 Corvette. $50
(727)858-3677
NERF BARS- fits F150 pickup
truck, $100 or best of-
fer(863)675-1816
PICK UP TRUCK CAP- White
aluminum from 6 1/2 ft Da-
kota. $150 (863)675-5929
Ortona
RIMS- 24", 5 lug, Universal,
tires are 50%, asking $1500
(863)673-5663


oerin nurnyger, Mvianagey - www.yglU et-yunga;t.Luu' |
863763-6434
S 315 S. Parrott Avenue *Okeechobee, FL 34974


blood, LL.M. of Trueblood Law Group,
PA., RO. Box 1270, 691 U.S. Hwy 27
N., Suite 2, Moore Haven, Florida
33471, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file
the original with the Clerk of the Court
of the above styled court on or before
this 14th day of Sept., 2007, otherwise
a judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on thelOth day of August, 2007.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
231951 CGS 8/23,30:9/6,13/07

Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classifleds.

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
fieds.


I Pb ic No ice


Pbic Noice


TIRES- (4) Goodyear Jeep,
245/75/R16, $100
(863)467-1835
TIRES- 4, Goodyear' Wran-
glers, 225x75x16". Good
tread. $50. (863)467-7415
TRUCK BED, '00-'03 Ford
F250 or F350, Long bed,
couple dings. $350 firm.
(863)447-5985
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $200. (863)634-7706

How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifleds



CHEVY '89 Flatbed, Brand new
trans w/less that 500 mls.
Brand new heads. 350 small
block. $1500 863-697-6644
CHEVY- '90, 3/4 ton, Runs
great. $600. Firm.
(863)801-4519 *
CHEVY PICK UP '72- $2000 or
best offer. (863)763-2100
FORD F150, 1989- Looks and
runs great, new tires,
$1,600. Call 863-234-9901.
FORD F150- '86, Side bins,
new tires. Runs excellent.
$800. (863)467-2609
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)634-2582
FORD RANGER XLT, '96, ext.
cab, 4 cyl., 5 spd., exc.
cond., $3,000.
(863)228-0127 for details
RIMS: 4, Slotted aluminum,
Mag, Bead lockers. 16.5 x
12.50 w/tires. For F250.
$350. neg. (239)340-6308
TOYOTA PICKUP '95, 4x4,
Good body & running gear.
Motor blown. $2500.
(863)824-0970


I Golf Carts


I Golf Carts


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 06-105-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANDREW POLLOCK
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of AN-
DREW POLLOCK, deceased, whose
date of death was December 26,
2005, is pending in the Circuit Court
for HENDRY County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
Office Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33977,
The names and addresses ,of the per-
sonal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEOENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is August 23rd & 30th, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Gloria H. Pollock
3770 Fort Adams Avenue
LaBelle, FL 33935
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Osterhout, McKinney & Prather, PA.
Lance M. McKinney, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 882992

Telephone: (239) 939-4888
Fax: (239) 277-0601
231741 CGS 8/23,30/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 07 CA 129
GAMALIEL ESPINOSA,
and
ANNIE R ESPINOSA
Plaintiffs
RONALD SMITH, ANNIE ESPINOSA, and
RITA M. HERRINGTON, as co-trustees
of New Hope Baptist Church, an unin-
corporated religious body,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION-
PROPERTY AMENDEDI
TO: Ronald Smith
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to quiet title on the following prop-
erty in Glades Couonty, Florida:
A TWO ACRE PARCEL OF LAND IN
TRACT 7 OF THE SUBDIVISION OF
SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH,
RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY
FLORlDIA, ACCORDING TO-THE SUR-
VEY AND MAP MADE BY TE. FREDE-
RICK, C.E., AND FILED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF. THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO
COUNTY PRIORTO TO THE CREATION
OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, BE-
ING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP
42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 05
SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH
LINE.OF SAID SECTION 12, A DIS-
TANCE OF 2,087.37 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 0 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 36
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
47.40 FEET TO A POINT ON THE
NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A.
COUNTY ROAD (YAUN ROAD) ALSO
BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF
THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE CON-
TINUING NORTH 0 DEGREES 02 MIN-
UTES 36 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 399.32 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 56
SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SAID
RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF
218.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.
has been biled against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to Travis W, True-
blood, LL.M. of Truebiood Law Group,
PA., RO. Box 1270, 691 US. Hwy 27
N., Suite 2, Moore Haven, -Florida
33471, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file
the original with the Clerk of the Court
of the above styled court on or before
this 14th day of Sept., 2007, otherwise
a judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on thielOth day of August, 2007.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
231938 CGS 8/23,30;9/6,13/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 07 CA 93
LORENZO SANCHEZ.
and
GRACIELA MARTINEZ,
Plaintiffs
vs.
H.E. WILSON,
MARY DANA WILSON VAN HORNE,
and
All known or unknown persons claiming
under or through them, unknown
spouses, heirs devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against any known
or unknown person who Is known to
be dead or is not known to be dead or
alive,
Defendants.
NOTICEOFACTION-
PROPERTY (AMENDED)
TO: H.E. WILSON and MARY DANA WIL-
SONVAN HORNE
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to quiet title on the following prop-
erty in Glades County, Florida:
Lots 3 and 4, Block 161, City of Msoore
Haven, as described in the revised
map of the townsite of Moore Haven,
according to Plat Book 3, Page 72,
Public Records of DeSoto County,
Florida and being in Glades County,
Florida,
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy ol your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to Travis W. True-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR .
HENDRY 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 HENDRY 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 owner as of the date
of the lis pendens mustafile a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
BARBARA 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
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should, no later than
seven 17) days prior, contact the Clerk
of the Court's disability coordinator at
(863) 675-5217, 0O. Box 1760, La-
elle, 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
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 07CA09
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY,
INC., Plaintiff .
VS.
ROBERT G. TUCKER, et al.,
Defendant.
NOTICE FORECLOSURE Ma
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated August 14, 2007 entered in
Case No.: 07CA09 in the Circuit Court
in and for Glades County, Florida,
wherein, ROBERT G. TUCKER, et al,,
are Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
FRONT DOOR STEPS, SOUTH DOOR
OF COURTHOUSE, GLADES COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 500 AVENUE J.
MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 at 11:00
a.m., on the 13th day of September,
2007, the following described property
as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit:
LOT 40, SON RISE LAKE SUBDIVISION,
PHASE 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, AT PAGE 111 AND 112, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
If you a person claiming a right to funds
remaining after the sale, you must file
a claim with the clerk no later than 60
days after the sale. If you fail to file a
claim you will not be entitled to any re-
maining.funds. After 60 days, only the
owner of record as of the date of the
lis pendens may claim the surplus.
Dated this 16th day of August, 2007.
As Clerk, Circuit Clerk
By: /S/ Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
233859 CGS 8/30;9/6/07
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
September 7,2007
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Rommie Lane:
Clothes, headboard, lamp,
misc, household items
Property olf Astrld Esllnfil:
Living room set, queen size mattress,
twin size mattress, 3 big rugs,
headboard w/foot board & big dresser
ProperI y of Matthew Laldler:
Boxes of clothes, twin size mattress.
baby swing, table lamp, living room
set & misc. household items.
Property of Shalerrica Jean:
Dining room table w/chairs, lamp,
misc. hImousehold items
234288 CGS 8/30;9/6/07

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classifleds.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2007-226-CA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.
Plaintihl
vs.
JOHN PORCELLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN PORCELLO, and any unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown
spouses, claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, will on the 19lh day of September, 2007, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at
the Front or the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court'in the Hendry County Court-
house, being the 2nd Floor Hallway of the Hendry County Courthouse Building,
LaBelle, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bid-
der for cash, the following-described property situate in Hendry County, Florida:
Lot 14, Block 2292, PORT LABELLE, Unit 9, according to the plat thereof, record-
ed in Plat Book 3, Page 144, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the
foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens,
must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclo-
sure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 20th day of August, 2007.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipation in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose office is
located at Hendry County Courthouse, 125 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, Florida 33935 and
whose phone number is (941) 675-5217, within 2 working days of your receipt of
this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
Barbara S. Butler
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: A. Holsbeke
Deputy Clerk
233018 CN 8/30:9/6/07

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
City of Clewiston
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on September 17, 2007, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical
thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue, Cle-
wiston, Florida, During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to en-
act final passage of the Ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-09
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON LAND
DEVELOPMENT CODE, CHAPTER 110 (ZONING), ARTICLE V, (DISTRICTS AND
DISTRICT REGULATIONS); PROVIDING FOR ENACTMENT OF DIVISION 13, EN-
TITLED COMMERCE PARK INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT (CPID); PROVIDING FOR
PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR LAND ACQUISITION; PROVIDING FOR PERMITTED
USES AND PROHIBITED USES; PROVIDING FOR NUISANCES; PROVIDING FOR
DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS; PROVIDING FOR DEVELOPMENT REVIEW; PRO-
VIDING FOR EFFECT OF APPROVAL; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICT-
ING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Office, City Hall,
115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested par-
ties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
233538 CN 8/30/07


r~1


U)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY. COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A.,
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 2007-5410-CA
OLGA DEFILLO, etal,
Defendants)
. NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: OLGA DEFILLO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
18400 SW 129th Ave.
Miami, FL 33177
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN,
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in HENDRY County, Florida:
LOT 5, BLOCK 2165, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, AT PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS' OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a . ,,.
ten defenses within . ', 'a ,,
- i.,i.i ji,.., ,i p.y, on Echevarria,
'.,', . '.,. .. in, Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this
Court either before service on Plain-
Stiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Clewiston News
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 8th day of August, 2007.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Court
By:/S/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
231377 CN 8/23,30/07
PUBLIC NOTICE
Pahokee Housing Authority will reopen
its Public Housing (only) Wait List on
Wednesday, September 5, 2007. Ap
plicants will be seen only on Wednes-
days of each week and by
ippnintm-n'- only. Persons with
'. s, . ,,,ay request special appli-
cation assistance. For appointments,
you may contact Ms. Dorothy Johnson
at 561-924-5565 or Ms. Jacqueline
Baker at 561-924-5565, Both may be
reached at extension ten.
Pahokee Housing Authority is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and Promotes a
Drug-Free Workplace.
234393 CGS 8/30/07


- --I


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 30, 2007


CHEVY TRAIL BLAZER, 2002
Auto, AC, CD cass., new
tires, 77,900 mi., exc. cond.
car facts report. $9,750.
Call Bill at 863-634-4194.
FORD BRONCO '91- 351, 5.8
motor, runs greafl, Must sell,
Great for mud truck $1000
neg (302)697-9075
JEEP WRANGLER, '98, very
good cond., runs good, blue
book $6,000, sell for
$4,500. (863)885-1226



BOX TRAILER- 6x6x10,
w/shelving, Top ladder rack.
Excellent condition. $2100,
(863)357-5754
CAR TRAILER- '05, dual axle,
electric brakes, electric
wench toolboxes, used
once. $2500 (863)610-1811
Factory Direct Trailers: 125 in
stock; ' Enclosed
6 x 12 = $ 1'8 95,
7x1 6 = $ 3 1 95,
8 x 2 0 $ 4 4 9 5
8x28=$5395; 10-Ton
Gooseneck Equipment
8 x 2 5 = $ 5 8 9 5 ,
8 x 3 0= $ 6 4 9 5,
8x40=$8995; Dumps
6 x 1 0 = $ 3 2 9 5 ,
7x14=$4995, All types trail-
ers available, Full Service, EZ
Financing. Call
(866)687-4322.
UTILITY TRAILER: 6 Ft. 6 In. x
14 Ft. 2 Ft. High sides. Ex-
cellent cond. Asking $850.
(863)673-4660/673-5947

Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
ing them In the classl-
fleds.



CHEVY VAN, 1991 - Cold A/C,
new tires, runs & looks
great, $2,500. Call
863-234-9901
FORD AEROSTAR '93- Rough
looking but runs, good work
vehicle. $500
(863)610-4204 anytime.


P5











U)









Lu


properties


Teresa Sullivan





Your Realtoror forl






I561-795-8533 TeeSilo00l
561-795m8533 TeesauhnRemaxcom


,o^ 6-9366


ar %% %mN O am


*FOR RENT available now,
townhouse 2/2, furnitured/unfur-
S I[ I] , d 'I, 0(, j n,, i,,nrid I
*Tangelo Ave. beautiful 5 acs


*Main Everhig Rd. Ac + new
CBS hii.,: F ';'EDUCED
$278,000
*20 Acres Palm tree nursery with

*Hunting Club paved $43K


I44 4W~. v #.'.


*Clewiston 2 DUPLEX, 2/1 each,
REDUCED $260,000,
SDea, 10acres ORANGE grove
$245,000,
*Everhigh Acres Rd, 5 acres, mn/h
ban, beautiful $225,000,
OWERFIANCEGOODTERMS
'5 Acres Fish Farm, 18 pools,
1MiH $.,,ii1111
'5 Beautiful Acres and MIH
$160,000


STANTON MOBILE HOMES
Quality Homes at Discounted Prices!
Homes From the Low $50's.
Turn Key Packages Available,
Family Owned Since 1981.

- SACOBSENH .c


ScotBilt TIO ...
Py-a^- nI


,V1 (863) -983.8%~





Clewiito Tn, i7 ~ i~l~ I


H.mi I,.rAj in jk,.jfii.tn ai rtr' ,-.trin^ i Flu .'v",'
H ir.,,. t ur, - a F.I' l fl-.'..r pujr, ..jtih ilr i .eiIlitr, .
large master bedroom and many more extras
Just Reduced, Owner anious $229,000


CLEWISTON
*3/2.5 Ridgewood Subdivison, 4 car
garage, large pool, & more. $439,000
-4/3 Custom Home over 3200 sq.ft $399K
*4/2.5 CBS w/brick, Irg lot.$249,900
S3/2 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
'Bring All Offers!! 3/2 CBS on
Northside $220,000
*Rancho Palmas, Unique 7.5 acre
Hacienda w/Stables, Party Pavillion, &
Palm Tree Nursery $675,000
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*3/2'05 CBS Home SHIP Elighble$159,000
S2/2 Palm Harbor, 55d+ Community,
upgrades & extras galore! $142,500
*Like New 2/2 MH wi'lr4 unr-.,:,m.
* MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K
*2 I MH. LateI-p:.r with direct Lake
"0" Access. Reduced to $109,000
Owner Motivated


New listing, Golfview Sub. 3/2 Newly
Remodeled Large Spacious Kitchen. Ceramic
& Pergo style floors throughout.
A Must See! $170,000


*3/2 MH, fireplae, completely fend $92,500
*Spacious 2/2 in Lakeport. Completely
Remodeled. Lake "0" Access $279,000
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
S3/2 MH on 5 acres ready for nursery
or livestock. $220,000
*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. $149,900
Owner Financing Available
*.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $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
* 1.25Lots available. Startingat $25,000
S3/2 MH on Bald Cypress on 1.25 AC $89K


I ftowo..HsinsSt


Estate Broker
8636771010


Sam J.
Walker
r m


Single Family Homes
I)Moore Haret: l'


',,. New home
2007 3/2, 1 car garage,
circular driveway on
paved road in Montura
(il, W4'i.

',) ,I l,, i ri h , M arina
2/2 Unit at a Lake "0"
resort. You won't want to
go to work with a pool,
fishing pier, tennis, and
clubhouse -. ii'nIll) at
your doorstep. Only
$175K Call Luan

4) 2.5 acres Pioneer week-
end get away, Reduced
to $188.9K Call Enrique
)ir,,' FnN Likeprt 25
acres Free CBS IHomne .
6) Hand)iNlla Special
FitEr upper located on 2.5
acres i Fih,,i,. Very
"uIllid.J ~'iNl.E. aII Lia,

7)1Vfitura Ave. New in
everyday, hardwood
floors $109,900.00 Call
Enrique


9) C omple tel y
rI .iti.i . 4/2w v split
l,,,i. 'l ,,-i, h h.,. ,.hlsets,
great yard- .'ii .rtli side
only . pi''.lllu Iill Liiin
liv 1 CBS tile, shed.
Della Tobias Well
Maintained, large yard
- ,I l ) ;.11 .
11) Rental Income
Northside Good condi-
tion 4/2 frame home
S140K 5 apartment effi-
ciencies most currently
rented S160K. Botlh
properties are together
and can be purchased as
I V ... L ..l .1, 1 lI# ! f .I" ,.
Call Luan
Waterfront Homes
1) Caloosahatchtce River
3/2,-boat lift & dock,
basement,iinmaculate
and pristine for $540K
MLS #200712337

2)Bass Capitol, Condo
Hardly lived in Canal
front $145,000
Mobile Homes
1) ,Uhl-'-iq.,, the low-
est $$ 1992 MH, 1/3
acre, nice fenced yard,
16x20-carport shed,
Reduced from $79.9K


Many amenities

Call Ashley ,
3) Ladeca-home on 10
ac with pond, only
$289.9K, Call Samt
4)Back on the Market &
Reduced Your Dreamn
Yard!! 3/2 DWMH on


only $ 100K
S iL id,..:' 5 ac. zoned
A-2, prop. incl. 1990
2/1 MH secured - ask-
ing $135K Call Samt
- 6) A Big Fat Fish swamn
by as we put out the For
.'i1.. ., ]., ., . l ? r l: I
xv/ circular driveway in a
great neighlx)lmhood w/
view of a lake. Includes a
f , ,I l l 1 2 1 l l. , .1 1 1 1 ,
-trench doors, and 2
storage slheds. Seller
Contributions $5,0X)0.
( ,l, , I li : Call tan.
7:l In,. -2 t)WMHlin
Moore iHaven, tons of
1-,i.id'. PP.I It only
f 1 4:. il l .l II ..

8) Mini Ranch on 10
+/- Acres in Palm
Harbor Al Don
Farmine Road Owner
] I fmLL '._4s,' q,


'1: Il. New MH on
Man Made Lake Asking
$114.7K CallCathy
Ili I.1ir i Weekend
Retreat- Corner lot
Melissa Rd. Needs a
little TLC- 1 miles
from Lake "O' and on
man made lake.
$110K Call Sam
Vacant Land
1)2 Ac. Cleared on
Davidson Rd. $140K
MLS# , ii"
2)Buy 5 or 20ac .5ac
parcels in Ladeca, ask-
I- L J, I I CallSam
3) "l ble commercial $89K
4) Great Deals in
Montura! Call Satn
5)10 ac in Ladeca with
,.., l .1"'P 4t . lll \ lli
6)brt LaBelle Lots start-

7)Lorida & Scbring 10
Acre tracts. Only 2 left
Come to Office for
your plot.
For Rent Call Luan
1)203 'Jlaji:cit t
2bd/lba tDuplex -"11
rent per monfl! $700
security deposit


Ashley P.
Wood, GRI
863m228132


2) 5271 ... i,. .- tiled
l l1 t., l I, .. 1 i 1 I:." i
S I .. r i i,r ll ih'$7X).00
security deposit
3)324 ' i,. ,i... Ave.
2bd/lba hardwood
floors aid fire place
$825.00 rent per
month/ $825.00 secu-
rity deposit
4)503- .- .. a ' ,.. i
1 .I '1, . ,41 111 All .
new inside 1. I.., i. iT


per month ' I I ,111111
security deposit

' iC condos 2/11/2
.lIl I.j In id i [lir,
6)Secure ",II ' ,,,,' -
units available. Call
for more information.
Commerical
1) Ittvesltetit OpporttuNit'
3 Duplexes oni
T1....1,I1 Ave only
$385K


Have You Ever
Considered Stealing?
No one wants to be considered a,
thief, but someone will benefit
by buying this 5bd/3ba .on,.520
acre in Ridgeview Estates'.
STEAL THIS HOME at the
STEAL OF A DEAL
'Call Enrique


_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ,_ _ __,_ __,_, n__ _ _ _ _ I


'I Pb ic o ice


'I Pb ic o ice


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE


SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper


DATE: 9/25/07


SUBJECT AREA: 142 Parental Involvement
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
parental involvement.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: No Child Left Behind Act 2001, Sections 1112,
1114, 1116 and 118
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: No Child Left Behind Act 2001, Sec-
tions 112, 1114,1116 and 1118.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for parental in-
volvement.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
the matter may be heard on September 25, 2007.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advised in the
future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration,
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written constitubng public records submitted to
the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Su-
perintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Nptice: If you need an accommodation In order to participate in this process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Rorida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.5 .)(/13/07 S.
232363 C 0/:09/6,13 CB 9/13/07


Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Time to clean out the
attic, basement andlor
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
clean uu a breeze


'I Pb ic No ice


*Iubi Noice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2007-257-CA
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
Plaintiff
vs.
RALPH PERTERIA A/K/A RAFAEL A. PERTIERRA A/K/A RAFAEL PERTIERRA;
SUSANA PERTIERRA; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICES CORPORA-
TION, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown
persons or unknown spouses, claiming by, through and under'any of the above-
named Defendants,
Defendants
- NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, will on the 19th day of September, 2007, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at
the Front or the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Hendry County Court-
house, being the 2nd Floor Hallway of the Hendry County Courthouse Building,
LaBelle, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bid-
der for cash, the following-described property situate in Hendry County, Florida:
A 2.55 acre parcel of land in Government Lot 1, Section 6, Township 43 South,
Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows:
commence at the Northeast corner of Government Lot 1 in Section 6, Township
43 South, Range 29 East and run N 89�36'10" W, along the North line of Govern-
ment Lot 1, a distance of 914.22 feet; thence run S 00'25'19" W, 35.00 feet to
the South Right-of-Way line of State Road No. S-78, and Point-of-Beginning of
the parcel of land herein described-, thence S 00�25'19" W, 866.72 feet to the
North Right-of-Way line of the Caloosahatchee River Canal; thence Southwest-
westerly, along the arc of the curved canal Right-of-Way line (said Right-of-Way
line being concave to the Southeast with a radius of 3600 feet, a central angle of
02�04'08", and a chord bearing of S 6509'11" W), 130.00 feet; thence N
16�47'41" W 102.53 feet; thence N 09�55'30" E 169.00 feet; thence N 00�25'19"
E 657.54 feet to the South Right-of-Way line of State Road No. S-78 thence S
,89�36'10" E, along said Right-of-Way line, 120.00 feet to the Point of Beginning."
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered In a case pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the
foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens,
must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclo-
sure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 20th day of August, 2007.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipation in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose office is
located at Hendry County Courthouse, 125 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, Florida 33935 and
whose phone number is (941) 675-5217, within 2 working days of your receipt of
this Notice; if you are hearing or voice Impaired, call -800-955-8771.


232973 CN 8/30;9/6/07


Barbara S. Butler
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: A. Holsbeke
Deputy Clerk


'I Pb ic Noice


Pbic Noice


RD Instruction 1924-A
Guide 1, Attachment 1
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
DOVELAND, INCORPORATED
Owner
601 Covenant Drive
Belle Glade, Florida 33430
'Address
Separate SEALED BIDS for the Reanir and replacement of Dortions of Amarvillls
Gardens. a one story farm worker housing development, consisting of 44 units
In 13 buildin, comprised of one, two and three bedroom apartments, plus an
offi e/laundry building, associated oarkino. fencing and landscapolng,. Amrvil-
Its Gardens Is located at 201 J..Malone Drive. Pahokee. Florida 33476. on 5,67
acres. A uortian of the repoirs and reolaoement wore caused by hurricane
damage. A seNarate Dortion of the Work will Include canllal Imorovements to
the slte. exterior and interior of the bulldinos will be received by ICeg ,Kll-
sler. Residential Housin Services Director, at the office of NOAH Devetoument
Corporation. 01 Covenant Drive. Belle Glade. Florida 33430. until 4lOjIn nI.,
(Local Time) September 11. 2007, and then at said office, publicly opened and
read aloud.
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of NOAH Development
Corporation, located at 601 Covenant Drive. Belle Glade. Florida 33430.
Payment of $175,0 will be assessed for each set, payable to Doveland, Incorpo-
. rated.
Any BIDDER, upon returning the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS promptly and in good
condition will be refunded the payment and any non-bidder upon so returning the
CONTRACT DOCUMENTS will be refunded $A4MI.Q.
All contracts exceeding $10,000 shall contain a provision requiring compliance with
Executive Order 11246, entitled, "Equal Employment Opportunity," as amended by
Executive Order 11375 and as supplemented in the Department of Labor regula-
tions (41CFR Part 60).
Addendum to the ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
This project is funded from two separate sources. One is a Loan/Grant from the
USDA Rural Development Administration (USDA) and the other is from Insurance
Proceeds (I). The bid documents define which items are to be funded by USDA
and the Insurance Proceeds.
The Contract must provide separate bid amounts for each portion of the work i.e.,
the Insurance work and the USDA work. The Work will be administered under a
single contract with two (01) sections. The Contractor will prepare separate
Schedules of Values defining the Work for each funding entity. Bonds (one for
each portion of the Work) shall be provided for the total contract amount and
completion will be based on 100% of the Contract.


DATE: August 20, 2007
233914 SUN 8/30/07


Thomas A. Roberts, II, Executive Director


READING A
NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD
AROUND YOU. -

S
dl

,


'I Pb ic o ice


11 Pb ic o ice


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 OF
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 PM. (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 of 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
c/o Darlene Green
3829 Morning Star Court
Kissimmee, Florida 34744


Jennifer Lynn Townsend
316 North Street
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114


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


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST BEACH
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of EAST
BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, thie 2007 Annual Meeting will be held at the
office of said District, at Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday,
September 12, 2007, at 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon for the purposes of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three years,
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Roger Hatton, President
233354 CGS 8/30;9/6/07


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Teahouse
Featuring built-in benches
with a comer table and an
open, airy design, this tea-
house project is within the
scope of most do-it-your-
selfers. It measures about 7
feet square and stands about
11 feet tall.
Teahouse plan
(No. 710)... $9.95
Patio Projects Package
3 other plans
(No. C99) ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $4,00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild�
3800 Oceanic Dr., Ste. 107
Oceanside, CA 92056.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


tatnlly .
Garcia
S,. HbA 1 i l p .,
8632284798












Enrique
Acosta
Se Habla Espanol
305506:5876


Open
Saturday
10-3p.m.


READING A NEWSPAPER...
Slods you to the best
produces and sairvIcos.


I Houses - Sale 1025 1


I Houses - Sale


I Houses - Sale


a


I Houses - Sale


I Houses - Sale


Houses - Sale 10251


I Houses - Sale


. Ak



'd . ima ..


W777771�


I Houses - Sale


I Houses - Sale 1025 1


-r


Thursday, August 30, 2007


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


ign


L,


-.03 --- -








Servina the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


I Hose Sl 12


Properties.


Service. Excellence. Results
Phone 863 946 3900
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven EVERC
ieffrey A. Davis i fi ia i ir REALI
E3 , wv w. ve r gla desre al ty. n t


MI I,,, IA I'


m t't 1K Iinai



v, .I l'I I I

ghby I E . ii' Ic
~Ca'l~ IP t art) IC i '.1 I I liT'{
______ 1, .:.,. Ti.


.- . . #

GLADES
TY, INC.


' IIIIA I I(II ' ) N Ol ; Im-i2% 2L A Nl) tuh t. i ,
T I , ,' I', *,, j "Ii. ?It, has




Th. ~ m. t It lIA'o

I l 'a'Ii- lonwI. & t~w du

Li . h, n -,UIII.....11 '
projeylx ,i. I,.:'


in,



5-'!


'.4


~1
Z~E~


9 1, -


0 LS


WEBarrE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM


ANN DYESS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
EMAIL ANN @DYESSREALESTATE.COM
OUR7S7:


AF*TERU


ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL .*,or .iBR 1 I 2BA i\ H r, 'i~ 'l VACANT LAND
Condo Bass Capital $159,000 $239,000 or rent for $1,200 p.m, MH Lot in Sherwood $24,900
2/2.5 Townhomes from $199,900 3BR, 2BA Brick, fenced back Montura 1.25 acre lots available
4BR, 2BA New Home Reduced yard $240.000 Call for Listings.
to $295 000 Very large 3BR with mother-in- Flaghole 2.41 ac $110,000


3BR, 2BA Royal Palm $249,000
3BR, 2BA 2006 Modular in.
Montura Reduced $169,900
3BR, 2BA with pool $289,000
2BR, 2BA Really Cute $125K
3BR, 2BA with den $299,000
2BR, 1BA with fireplace $140K
4BR, 3BA w/pool Reduced to $246K
3BR, 2BA 2 acres FlIgl,.l.


law apt. north side $395,000
4BR, 2BA with pool $184,900
3BR, 2BA New Home $310,000
4BR, 3BA New Home $325,000
MOBILE HOMES
4BR, 2BA, DWMH $134,900
Pioneer SWMH on 2.5 acres
$135,000
3BR, 2BA 'bwer Lakes $119,900
3BR, 2BA DWMH Sherwood


$24U0,000 eller wants All uOers $79,000
3BR, 2BA pool Ridgeview #1 3BR, 2BA DWMH screened
$349,900 porch .i,,,ikdl Rd. $120,000
4BR., 2BA Fully Furnished 3BR, 2BA SWMH Montura 1.25
North-side $359,000 acres furnished $98,000
4BR, 2BA with pool R.ig,-,. -..- SWlMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in
#2 $279.900 Woodland S/D $275 'I110
3/4BR 2 1/2BA on lake $428,000 3BR,2BADWMH H.1 - i ,-IS,900


Woodlands S/D 2 lots reduced to
$32,500 each
Pioneer 7 lots $56,500 each
Pioneer 11 lots together
$45,000 each
Mobile Home Lot $19,500
11 Montura lots must be sold
together $22,000 each

COMMERCIAL
Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
$200,000

FOR RENT
2/2.5 T' .rihornn., near marina
$1,500 per month includes
utilities.


k cN of c cwI i









New Block Homes
Three -Pedroom Tcwo a.ih lone including Lot.
Price starting at $135,500
F;ur B,-:-ro..m Tw"o aoth Home including Lot.
Price Starling at 5168,500
* ... '. ; ,. " . "s ..." ... .. , .'.'-...-. <


oell N, 3)4-l, -20'2


CalUsT Avrise: ClewI IistnNw, ldsConyDm c , anThSu


863g83~l4


Trees suffer during prolonged drought


Drought continues to straddle
much of the nation, especially in
the Southeast. The U.S. Seasonal
Drought Outlook calls for some
improvement to the severe to ex-
treme drought affecting the Gulf
Coast and parts of the Southeast,
though drought conditions may
expand into the lower Midwest.
What can homeowners do to
keep their trees healthy during
hotter, drier summer months?
"While it's impossible to keep
every tree in good health in times
of severe drought, taking a proac-
tive approach for a prized or sen-
timental tree can support its good
health," recommended Tchukki
Andersen, staff arborist with the
Tree Care Industry Association. "A
plan that is supported with good
cultural practices, proactive moni-
toring for pests and disease, and
response to warning signs is more
likely to survive," she said.
Silent Suffering
A tree's first damage from
drought occurs beneath the soil
line in the. form of root damage,
long before any outward signs of
trouble. After a tree's unsuccess-
ful attempts to conserve water by
closing stomates, feeder roots die
back, sometimes so drastically
that the tree is unable to take up
enough water to support itself. In
the worst case, a healthy looking
tree collapses without much warn-
ing. More often, though, the signs
of stress are much less dramatic.
"Radial growth slows," ex-





Public Issues
Forum
An open forum in which issues
of the day are debated - some-
times vigorously.


plained Mr. Andersen. "Leaves
are undersized and wilt, yellow,
curl, or crinkle, will be marginally
scorched, or even turn brown and
fall. Emergent shoots are short. In
an effort to right the imbalance
caused by root-loss, crown die-
back or a general thinning of the
canopy occurs."
Opportunistic pests
and diseases
That's when "opportunistic"
pests make their move. Boring in-
sects are thought to be drawn by
the odors and acoustic signals of
stressed trees. The sound of water
columns breaking cues the borer
to invade the tree and lay eggs.
Andersen recommends taking
preventative action by applying
treatment by spray or injection to
protect prized or important trees
from borers because, "by the time
we realize the tree is stressed, it's
been.heavily riddled and girdled."
Another danger to stressed
trees is fungus, which makes ini-
tial contact with surface roots.
Andersen notes that when a
chemical change in the tree sig-
nals a weakened state, the fungus
penetrates the bark, wood, and
cambial zone with fan-like, leath-
ery clumps, cutting off the water
supply to the tree.
While all trees are at risk dur-
ing long period of drought, some
are more prone to its effects. New
transplants are highly vulnerable
to drought stress, and supplemen-


tal watering for the first few years
of establishment is necessary, to
the extent that it's allowed. But
even mature trees are suffering.
Watering trees deeply with
soaker hoses or irrigation systems,
-- as opposed to brief, surface wa-
tering - helps sustain' trees. But
it's very difficult to do much for
a large tree because of the mas-
sive amounts of water it needs.
With so many trees affected, Mr.
Andersen recommends water-
ing only those trees that you can
help. How much water a home
landscape needs' depends upon
its soil, sun and shade exposure,
plant types, irrigation system and
local climate. How much water
trees 'require depends upon the
type of .tree. Applying the right
amount of water, based on the lo-
cal weather and the tree's actual
need, is the key to using water ef-
ficiently. But homeowners often
over-water their lawns, which in,
turn surpasses a tree's real needs.
Drought exacerbates matters
for trees already under stress, like
those on dry slopes, surrounded
by pavement, or improperly plant-
ed. In landscape situations, con-
sider taking action, like moving
smaller trees to a better location,
alleviating compaction, or replac-
ing moisture-draining lawn with a
layer of mulch. Pine needles or a
two- to three- inch layer of com-
post will help trees in maintaining
moisture.
The aftereffects of the current.
drought will likely ripple for the


next three to five years, with the
strongest" trees surviving. Trees
have developed their own mecha-.
nisms for coping with these cycles,
but some trees are on the brink of
survival and could go either way.
If it means the difference between
keeping a tree around for your
lifetime or losing it in the next five
years," Mr. Andersen said, "it's
worth doing something about."
What can you do?
If you would like some pro-
fessional help in creating a safer,
more fire-resistant landscape,
consult a professional arborist.
Contact the Tree Care Industry
Association (TCIA), a 69-year-old
public and professional resource
on trees and arboriculture. It has
more than 2,000 member com-
panies who recognize stringent
safety and performance standards
and who are required to carry li-
ability insurance. TCIA has the na-
tion's only Accreditation program
that helps consumers find tree
care companies that have been
inspected and accredited based
on: adherence to industry stan-
dards for quality and safety; main-
tenance of trained, professional
staff; and dedication to ethics and
quality in business practices. An
easy way to find a tree care service
provider in your area is to use the
"Locate Your Local TCIA Member
Companies" program. You can
use this service by calling (800)
733-2622 or by doing a ZIP code
search at www.treecaretips.org.


L - - m - -- - IV':1L:.~iUUIII ':'' :':': 'zILY .lga. 'Il/- - -U - - - .in


New rules for


waterfowl season


Waterfowl hunters in South
Florida's storm water treatment
areas will encounter new rules
for the 2007-08 hunting season,
according to the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC). Area 2, a 9,195-acre
tract in Palm Beach County, will
open for, the first time this year.
Only a morning hunt will be al-
lowed there, for which the FWC
will issue 25 permits. The FWC
will use a random-selection pro-*
cess to distribute un-issued and
forfeited permits. Walk-ins will
not be allowed to replace hunt'
ers as they leave.
As usual, areas 1, 3/4 and
5 will be open for the special
September duck season, both
phases of the waterfowl and
coot seasons, and the youth wa-
terfowl hunt.
Area 1W is a 6,670-acre con-
structed wetland in Western
Palm Beach County. Area 3/4
is a 16,772-acre constructed
wetland at the Palm Beach/Bro-
ward County line and Area 5 is a
5,120-acre constructed wetland
in eastern Hendry County
The number of permits per
hunt increased this year from 25
to 40 on Area 5 and from 50 to


60 on Area 3/4.
Last year, more than 4,500
hunters participated in water-
fowl season on those areas.
Check-in and check-out
times and shooting hours are
different this year, as are check
station procedures.ln addition,
only one vehicle per permit is al-
lowed, except during the youth
hunt, when two vehicles per
permit are allowed.
There will be a morning hunt
and an afternoon hunt on all ar-
eas except Area 2.
Permits will become avail-
able at 10 a.m. Aug. 28. Prospec-
tive hunters, who must com-
plete the storm water, treatment
area worksheets prior to the
application, can apply at any tax
collector's office, call (888) 247-
4356 toll-free, or apply online
at www.wildlifelicense.crm/fl.
Worksheets are available at this
link: MyFWC.com/hunting/wa-
terfowlWrkshts.html.
The rules are explained in
brochures about each 'area,
which are available online un-
der the individual WMA regula-
tions and maps link at MyFWC.
com/hunting/.


Communion Links Individual Voices.


i tiuIruciy, tAUyUTU~L.J., .UU/


'I


orchard Park f Clewls o ,

YOU ARE INVITED!!!!
TO OUR





ON SOUTH FRANCISCO STREET IN
CLEWISTON NORTH OF HIGH SCHOOL
SA TURDA Y SEPTEMBER 1
I ou ,. 1 1o. 0 1 t.1. TIL 4.-:W.l I .
C ),li: AND ( I' ('K OUT OI ? .NEW'
.P *WfVIS~ION AN) (.) 'h NIA''Ell" HI:l.(A
Ulvl:l CONS IlR i (TION S7A I? TING AT
ONLY $135.500.00 INCLUDIDNG._LOT
FiFFE BUIRGTlS, HOT DOGS, S'N.A h'S. t.I'D i//.I'l lVA � ll I/I
I II/- Y iAST!!!!!!.
99.5 COUNTRY LIVE REMO7'E HA.4IWAST
FOR MORE INFO CALL (86J) 465-1371 or VISIT OUR
WEBSITE , It It'.,,rchaordparkofclewiston.corm
(CO.PVRIG1lT , 00 7 Al,1 HI HT T RMHS. HViED
PRICES Si '3lJCl' 7()> CII"AN(Z WITHOUT NOTICE


C', nt nnPf1~qI7;fl ('Am tA dnwn~lnA;;1 qnunrint ('alinonnqonlinpiI".VLI LYJU,.'IIIVUYIIILULIIUJ1lL'J1'JI.)JIl . .-


flPWS79fl.CflM Cn mmi initv I inks-7 Individua t-l Vnicps.


I Houses - Sale


I Houses - Sale


I Houses - Sale


I Houses - Sale


T-,.. .rx. . A.ii.... on qnn-7


I Houses - Sale


I Houses - Sale


I Houses - Sale


I Houses - Sale


i


{^-",
. ...


.< ..






Serving he cmmuitis soth f Lke Oeecobe Thusda, Agust30,200


A et An Additional


- ~CASH BACK ON 2007 TRUCKS & SUV'S


BRAND NEW 2007 FORD m-150


POWER BRAKES, A/C, POWER STEERING, AM/FM
STEREO, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
*DEALER RETAINS ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES

BRAND NEW 2007 FORD F-250 SUPERCAB




Am


POWER BRAKES, A/C, POWER STEERING, AM/FM
STEREO, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
*DEALER RETAINS ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES


BRAND NEW


2007 FORD
FUSION SE
LEASE FOR ONLY
S A MO.'
PLUS
- $ 8 5-TAX*
DISCOUNT:
7OFF**
4:fff U MSRP


*LEASE FOR 39 MONTHS, 10,500 MILES/YR. $1400 TOTAL DOLlARS OUT OF POCKET WiHt APPROVED CREDIT **AFIER REBATES AND DISCOUNTS. W.A.C. MusT FI iIFMCC


4.


BRAND NEW 2007 FORD
5 PLORER XLT
LEASE FOR ONL
PLUS
299TAX*
DISCOUNT:

2 ,4t99
*LEASE FOR 39 MONTHS, 10,500 MI /YR.with $1500 cASH Du tE sm u u , N S'T AN swm FEWmPPmO AmrT **AAFTER REBATES AND DISCOUNT WAC a ftaf IMC


BRAND NEW 2007 FORD
ESCAPE XLT
LEASE FOR ONLY.

2619[TAX*
DISCOUNT:

o25
*LEASE FOR 39 MONTHS, 10,500 MILESNiR. with $1200 uLs aE Als i. reM IA CAND s,, i tr~ WIt. W MI t D G g rL ""AFTER REBATES AND DISCOUNTS. VACM a F.i

- / ~ ~,410


B


BRAND


NEW 2007 FORD


ASE FOR ONL~


LEASE FOR ONLY


DISCOUNT:


70 FF
SVMSRP


*LEASE FOR 39 MONTHS, 10,500 MILES/YR. $0 TOTAL DOLLARS OUT OF POCKET WITH APPROVED CREDIT "**AFTER REBATES AND DISCOUNTS. WA.C. MusrT Imu FMC(


BRAND NEW 2007 FORD EDGE SE
'! ' D* G I^l -- f * E^i


LEASE FOR ONLY,


--O V PLUS
TAX'
DISCOUNT:
Ji OFF
1'300MSRP


I LEASE FOR 39 MONUIK, 10,00 MES/YR. wih $1500 camsgDUE90N LSU ATwwoi jjG MD SWE FEE�W pgfl Z am 0A~rRUREBATES AND DtSONSWA.C~kgfwtmEMl


BRAND NEW 2007 FORD
EXPEDITION


600I OFF,
MSRP
*LEASE FOR 39 MONTHS, 10,500 MILES/YR. wilh $2250 CAs DUE a SIGNGt P US ,tsw AND E m wFE w iPR am E**AFIER REBATES AND DISCOUNT WACRM WIMCC
AIfA iT ED
Team Players
SALESMAN ,
Service Advisors .
S Admin P rsonnel
.... Benefits
Blue Cross. 401 K, Schools,
Dental, Life Insurance
for illustration purposes only. 0$ and 2007 Cashback WAC must Finance FMCC. Dealer retains rebates plus tax, tags and title. Program ends 8/31/07


A MO.
PLUS
TAX*


A MO.


Thursday, August 30, 2007


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee