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Place of Publication: Clewiston, Fla.
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Publication Date: June 26, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Volume 82


Clubs and
meetings


Meet the Candidates
Night
Pioneer Homeowners Asso-
ciation will sponsor a "Meet the
Candidate Night" on Monday,
July 14, at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer
Community Center, 900 Pana-
ma Ave.
Each candidate will be al-
lowed to speak for a few min-
utes and then answer questions
from the audience.
There will be tables available
for campaign literature. Re-
freshment will also be served.
For more information please
call 863-983-9544.
Pioneer Commu-
nity News
After many months of wait-
ing Pioneer has finally received
the new Pioneer Community
News sign. The original sign
was knocked down by hurri-
cane Wilma in 2005.
The Pioneer community
would like to thank County
Commissioner Bo Pelham and
LaBelle Recreation Director
Phillip Pellitier for all their hard
work in making the sign a real-
ity.
If you live in Pioneer and
have an announcement, notice
or news that you would like
posted on the sign please call
Fred at 863-983-9544.

Summer Social to be
held at Palm Terrace
in Clewiston
Palm Terrace of Clewiston
invites you to A Summer Social
celebrating our sizzling rehab
team.
S Of-Thursday, June 26, from
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Palm
Terrace of Clewiston.
Join us for an evening of
food, fun, and prizes while you
meet our new therapy team!
Please RSVP by Friday, June
20. For more information please
call 863-983-5123.

Ladies Auxiliary
VFW Wednesday
Night Dinners
The Ladies Auxiliary to the
VFW 4185. has Wednesday
Night Dinners to eat in or take
out, open to the public.
The menu is different each
week and dinners are available
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a $7
donation.
You can call the Post at 863-
983-9748 to get the menu and
to place your order.
The Post is located at 501 S.
Francisco St., Clewiston.


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Serving America's Sweetest iown since 1928 50i
, Number 01 Thursday, June 26, 2008


U.S. Sugar to close its doors


Titan of industry to
cease operations
in six years
CLEWISTON -- Sugarland
Highway. Sugar Realty. Sugar
Festival.
America's Sweetest Town.
The monikers reflect the local
pride of people in Clewiston.
Most, however, never thought
they'd see the day that U.S. Sugar
would close its doors.
The nearly 80-year-old compa-


ny has supported and sustained
an overall healthy economy in
this small town beneath the lake.
Where neighboring towns have
been forced to cut back in the
wake of agricultural firms clos-
ing, U.S. Sugar remained a large
employer.
And even as recent cost-cut-
ting measures by the company
seemed to suggest an aggressive
streamlining effort, the company
promoted itself as an entity go-
ing through shifting changes, not
quite ready to call it quits yet.


After Tuesday's announce-
ment by Gov. Charlie Crist to pur-
chase the bulk of the company
and its land, America's Sweetest
Town will no longer refer to the
vast sugar cane fields that cur-
rently surround the city, but to
its inhabitants -- residents who
may be on the cusp of one of
the largest changes to the town's
economy.
Flanked by the governor, U.S.
Sugar officials made it clear:,the
company will cease operations
in six year's time.


The discussion revolving
around what this means for the
Everglades is clear: the state will
now have the opportunity to
create a more eco-friendly con-
duit in the freed-up land in and
around Clewiston and have wa-
ter freely flowing to the south.
Environmentalists have pub-
licly lauded the move, hoping
that the news will shine a fo-
cused light on the issues of the
Everglades and the surrounding
environment.
"This is a bittersweet mo-


The end of an era?: U.S. Sugar announces sale


INI/Ashley Smith
On Tuesday, Governor Charlie Crist announced the deal to purchase U.S. Sugar for the benefit of the South Florida
ecosystem and the Everglades. The sale may be the last marker In the history of the U.S. Sugar company in Clewis-
ton. -- . -- ...


U.S. Sugar to sell all of its land


Coker: 'There are
no losers in this
deal'
By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
WESTERN PALM BEACH
COUNTY A major shift is
about to take place in the his-
tory of the Lake Okeechobee
region.
On Tuesday, June 24, Gov.
Charlie Crist announced a pro-
posed land acquisition that will
have a monumental impact on
the future of agriculture in the
area.
The news came on the even


of the 2008 Serve to Preserve
Florida Summit on Global Cli-
mate, which h began yesterday
(June 25) and is set to conclude
today (June 26) in Miami.
In a short but memorable
news conference on Tuesday,
U.S. Sugar agreed to be bought
outby the state of Florida. The
news conference took place
near the Arthur R. Marshall
Loxahatchee National Wildlife
Refuge, just a few miles west of
Wellington.
A statement of principles
was signed between the sugar
company and the water district
and witnessed by the governor.
The deal between the na-
tion's largest sugar cane produc-


er and the water management
district involves approximately
187,000 acres of land for a to-
tal of $1.75 billion. The vast
majority of the land, owned by
the sugar company, is located
in the Everglades Agricultural
Area (EAA), which includes the
counties of Hendry, Glades and
Palm Beach.
It must be noted, however,
that a final acquisition price
has not yet been established,
according to both parties in-
volved. The aforementioned
amount is basically an estimate
based on what the district says
is their knowledge of the EAA
See Sale Page 20


ment for all of us," said U.S. Sug-
ar spokesperson Judy Sanchez
"On the one hand, we've been irn
the farming business for a very
long time and it will be certainJ
ly sad to see a business of this
magnitude go out of the farming
business. On the other hand, it'd
a tremendous opportunity to be
a part of something historic an
monumental." a
What is less clear, and, like
the Everglades marshes remains

See Closing Page 20


Mahoney

weighs in

on Sugar


Land Deal
Clewiston Following the
announcement that the State of
Florida and South Florida Wa-
ter Management District have
reached a $1.7 billion deal to
buy 187,000 acres of U.S. Sugar
Corp.'s lands, Congressman Tim
Mahoney issued this statement:
"The State of Florida's deci-
sion to have South Florida Water
Management purchase 187,000
acres of land owned by U.S.
Sugar Corp. holds the promise
of taking a major step towards
Everglades restoration. -
"Converting this farmland
into filter marshes will mean a
greater and cleaner flow of water
into the Everglades, lessening the
need to use the Caloosahatchee
and St Lucie Rivers as runoff. It
will improve our estuaries and
help our coastal communities.
"Today's decision provides an
important complement to Con-
gress' recent passage of the. Wa-
ter Resources Development Act
(WRDA), which has finally po-
sitioned the Federal Government
to live up to its promise to help
fund Everglades restoration.
"While all Floridians applaud
this bold move to restore the Ev.-
erglades, we must recognize ouK
responsibility to the tens of thou,
sands of people of Hendry, Palrq
Beach and Glades Counties.
"A comprehensive economic
development plan must be de
veloped immediately to ensure
that these communities do not
suffer. I call on Governor Christ
to lay out his transition plan and I
commit to working with the Gov-
ernor to secure a bright future
for the affected families living ili
some of our most economically
challenged communities."


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tree outside of Roland Martin's Marina. The branch dam-
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Seirvinci the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, June 26, 2008


Alligator attacks Okee man

18-year-old loses left You know how teenage boys are. animal to be trifling with." mouth that they have to monitor
to llI don't know if he was trying to The OCSO report stated that the wound carefully for infec-
arlH to alligator impress the girls or what." Kasey was about half way across tion," explained Mr. Edwards.
The OCSO report indicated the canal when the gator ap- He said his son is in good spir-
Sunday morning that Kasev had been drinking,. proached him and grabbed his He said his son is in goo spir


By Eric Kopp

INI Florida
, An 18-year-old Okeecho-
bee man was hospitalized early
Sunday morning after he was
attacked by an 11-foot alligator
while he was swimming at Nub-
bin Slough.
Kasey Edwards was airlifted to
Holmes Regional Medical Center
in Melbourne by Aeromed, stated
a report by Deputy Corporal Chris
Hans of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
The teenager was attacked
around 2:21 a.m. while he was
trying to swim across Nubbin
Slough.
Cpl. Hans' report said he found
Kasey on the east end of the ca-
nal, just south of the locks.
The young man was "hanging
out" in the area with friends, said
the report.
"It was kind of late," said Mark
Edwards, Kasey's father.
"They had some girls there.


An 11-foot alligator was found
Sunday, June 22, and Kasey's
left arm was found in the gator's
stomach.
According to Gary Morris, a
spokesman for the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC), an Okeechobee
trapper was called to the scene.
He said the trapper, Rickey Light-
sey, had to take a total of five al-
ligators until they found the right
one.
Mr. Morris said necropsies
were performed at the scene.
"Once we have a gator that ex-
hibits aggressive behavior toward
people, then we have to get that
one," he explained in a phone in-
terview from his Lakeland office.
"We really don't have a choice.
We have to, by agreement with
the coroners' offices across the
state, that we have to harvest the
gator.
"There were a number of fairly
aggressive gators in the area," he
added. "When you get an alliga-
tor that's 11 to 12 feet, it's not an


left arm.
The attack pulled the young
man under the water.
Upon surfacing, the report
went on to say that Kasey was
able to grab the buoys strung on
steel cable in front of the locks
which kept the large gator from
pulling him under again.
He was able to make it to the
other side of the canal where he
was pulled to safety.
"They didn't see the gator at
first," said Mr. Edwards Monday
morning.
"After Kasey got in the water
the boys said the gator came out
of nowhere. They started yelling
'big gator! big gator!' but then it
had him by the left arm. It bit his
left arm off up past the elbow."
Mark. Edwards said his son
managed to pull himself out of
the water by using his right arm.
He said doctors will not close
the wound to Kasey's arm until
Tuesday.
"They explained that because
of bacteria in the alligator's


"He's still alive and we're
thankful for that," he said.
Mr. Edwards said because of
the economy, his son has had dif-
ficulty in finding work but had just
started a job with a lawn mainte-
nance company last week.
Mr. Morris said even though
Kasey's arm was recovered it
could not be re-attached.
According to FWC statistics,
there were a total of 18 docu-
mented alligator attacks in Florida
in 2007.
The most attacks ever record-
ed came in 2001 when there were
25 documented attacks.
Those statistics indicate that
there was one fatality in 2007.
That came when Justo Antonio
Padron, 36, was trying to swim
across a pond in west Miami as
he was attempting to escape po-


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Gwendolyn Jones Tate
Gwendolyn Jones Tate of


Submitted to INI


Pointe Royale in Ft. Myers, en-
tered into eternal rest on Friday,
June 20, after a long illness.


Mrs. Tate was born in Okeecho-
bee, on Oct. 27, 1931 and was a
third generation native of Florida.
She was preceded in death
by her mother, Gladys T. Jones;
her father, Conrad J. Jones, Sr.; a
brother, Jerry Jones, and her hus-
band, George H. Tate.
She is survived by her broth-
er, Conrad J. Jones, Jr., of Lake
Charles, La. and two step-sons,
Peter Tale of Princeton, N.J. and
Savannah, Ga., and Michael Tate
of Durham, N.C., and their fami-
lies.
Mrs. Tate attended Brenau
Academy for Girls in Gainesville,
Ga., and graduated from Ft. My-
ers High School, before attending
Florida State University.
.,Mrs. Tate was a proud mpmber
of First Ui'ted& Methodist' Church
of downtown Ft. Myers, where
she served on the Church Board,
the Alter Guild, and a number of
other committees.
She was also a regular attend-
ee at Highlands First United Meth-
odist Church of Highlands, North
Carolina.
Born into the Jones Lum-
ber Family of South Florida, she
owned and operated Alderman
Lumber Company, then Hare
Lumber and Ready Mix Co., Inc.,
both of Clewiston and Naples,
Florida.
She served as an officer and
member of the Board of Directors
for Jerome Lumber and Supply
Co., Inc. of Ft. Myers, Immoka-
lee Supply and Ready Mix, Inc.
of Immokalee, C.J. Jones Lum-
ber Company of Jerome and
Immokalee and other building
materials businesses in Florida.
Mrs. Tate was a founding mem-
ber of Beach First National Bank,
where she served as head cashier
and Secretary to the Board of Di-
rectors for a number of years.
For many years she spent her
winters in Ft. Myers, at Whiskey
Creek and later at Pointe Royale,
and summers at VZTop at the
Highlands Country Club in High-
lands, N.C.
She fondly wished to thank
the many members of her aide
and household staff, her doctors,


and the management and staff of
Hope Hospice who assisted her
in her later years.
A viewing will take place Tues-
day, June 24, from 5-7 p.m., at
Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral
Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Ft,
Myers, with a funeral service to be
held Wednesday, June 25, at 11
a.m., at Ft. Myers Memorial Gar-
dens, Chapel of Memories, 1589
Colonial Blvd, Ft. Myers.
Pastor Jim Rosenberg of First
United Methodist Church will be
officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memo-
rial donations may be made in
Gwen's name to Edison College
of Ft. Myers or Hope Hospice.
All arrangements are under the
direction of Harvey-Engelhardt-
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This column lists arrests, demeanor offense, operating a
not convictions, unless oth- vehicle while driver license sus-
erwise stated. Anyone who pended, cancelled, or revoked.
is listed here and who is She was released on a surety
later found not guilty, or has bond of $1,000.
the charges against them Orinetre Legros, age 27, was
dropped, is welcome to in- arrested April 19 and charged
form the newspaper. We will with failure to appear for misde-
confirm the information and meanor offense. He was released
print it. on a surety bond of $1,000.
Giancarlos Jimenez, age 25,
Western Palm Beach was arrested April 19 and charged
County with out of county warrant and
County booked for Glades County Sher-
iff's Office. he was released on a
Belle Glade surety bond of $1,000.
Lewishena L. Browing, age 18,
Torrence A. Harden, age 33, was arrested April 20 and charged
was arrested April 17 and charged with aggravated stalking. She was
with resisting an officer without released on a surety bond of
violence. He was released under $3,000.
his own recognizance. Chanrika Jackson, age 25, was
Claymore Fields, age 19, was arrested April 20 and charged
arrested April 17 and charged with arrestedggravate stalking. She
stolen property and fraud, false was released on a surety bond of
owner information on pawned $3,000.
items $300 or more. No bond has Willie Johnson, age 19, was
been set for his release. arrested April 21 and charged
Refugio Lopez, age 47, was ar- with aggravated battery. Offender
rested April 18 and charged with knew or should have known vic-
nonmoving traffic violation, driv- tu as pregnant. No bond has
n turn was pregnant. No bond has
ing while license suspended ha- been set for his release.
bitual offender. He was released Shervin Singleton, age 39, was
on a surety bond of $3,000. arrested April 21 and charged
Lawrence F. Baker, age 21, was with failure to appear with writ-
arrested April 18 and charged with ten promises to appear for charg-
violation of probation, aggravated es on possession of marijuana.
battery. No bond has been set for He was released on a surety bond
his release. of $1,000.
Herson Octavius, age 45, was Johnnie C. Smith, age 31, was
arrested April 18 and charged arrested April 23 and charged
with sexual assault of victim 12 with possession of cocaine with
to 15 years of age, sexual activity intent to sell and public order
with a child. He was released on crimes, possession of a field box
a surety bond of $15,000. with registered mark. Bond for his
Charles I. Seabrooks, age 35, release has been set for $5,000.
was arrested April 18 and charged Willie Lightburn, age 27, was
with larceny theft of $300 or more arrested April 23 and charged
but less than $5,000. And posses- with possession of cocaine and
sion or use of narcotic equipment. grand theft. No bond has been set
Bond for his release has been set for his release.


for $6,000.
Giancarlos Jimenez, age 25,
was arrested April 19 and charged
with failure to appear with writ-
ten promise to appear. He was re-
leased on a surety bond of $500.
Roderick D. Jones, age 21, was
arrested April 19 and charged
with violation of probation pos-
session of marijuana with intent
to sell. Bond for his release has
been set for $3,000.
Julius C. Jones, age 27, was
arrested April 19 and charged
with possession of marijuana not
more than 20 grams and non-
moving traffic violation, driving
while license suspended- 1st of-.
tense. He was released under his
own recognizance.
Antonio J. Ferguson, age 27,
was arrested April 19 and charged
with violation of probation, driv-
ing while license revoked habitu-
al offender possession of cocaine.
He was released on probation.
Lafetta L. Gibson, age 27, was
arrested April 19 and charged
with failure to appear for mis-


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is
seeking assis-
tance from the
public in locat-
ing the follow-
ing wanted fugi-
tive as of June
19.
Loni Powell,
Loni Powell


Pahokee
William Scarlett, age 54, was
arrested April 17 and charged with
trespassing on school grounds.
He was released under his own
recognizance.
Carris T. Williams, age 24, was
arrested April 17 and charged
with nonmoving traffic violation,
operating a vehicle without a valid
driver's license. He was released
under his own recognizance.
Jose L. Corona, age 34, was ar-
rested April 17 and charged with
possession of cocaine. Bond was
set for. $3,000. He was released
under supervision.
Minor male, age 16, was ar-
rested April 18 and charged with
robbery with a weapon and bat-
tery. Bond for his release has
been set for $24,000.
Minor male, age 17, was ar-
rested April 18 and charged with
robbery with a deadly weapon.
Bond for his release has been set
for $25,000.


age 21, is a black female with
black hair and brown eyes. She
is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs
approximately 160 pounds. She
also has a tattoo on her right
arm.
Powell's last known address
is Pelican Lake Dr., Pahokee. Her
last known occupation was a
stock person.


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Tamera Evans, age 31, was ar-
rested April 18 and charged with
failure to appear for felony of-
fense. No bond has been set for
her release.
Leonard Pitts, age 23, was ar-
rested April 19 and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill. He
was released under supervision
and on a surety bond of $5,000.
Latarie A. Kinsler, age 25, was
arrested April 20 and charged
with operating a vehicle while lii
cense is revoked for habitual of-
fense. No bond has been set for
his release.
Cynthia Vaillancourt, age 53,
was arrested April 20 and charged
with violation of probation, pos-
session and or use of cocaine.
No bond has been set for her re-
lease.
Anthony L. Way, age 42, was
arrested April 21 and charged
with battery. No bond has been
set for his release.
Dewayne L. Fray, age 26, was
arrested April 22 and charged
with DUI alcohol or drugs on 1st
offense. He was released under
his own recognizance.
Calvin L. Devol, age 26, was ar-
rested April 23 and charged with
aggravated battery, offender knew
or should have known victim is
pregnant. No bond has been set
for his release.
Marquvis D. Strickland, age 25,
was arrested April 23 and charged
with burglary of unoccupied
dwelling. No bond has been set
for his release.
Shacora J. Miller, age 26, was
arrested April 23 and charged
with damage to property crimi-
nal mischeif over $200 but under
$1,000. No bond has been set for
her release.

South Bay
Howard L. Thompson, age 38,
was arrested April 19 and charged
with failure to comply with regis-
tration laws for sex offenders.
Bond for his release has been set
for $6,000.
Jermaine A. Vilson, age 24,
was arrested April 19 and charged
with out of county warrantant and
was booked for Highlands Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office on charges of
possession or use of drug parapa-
nilia. He was released to another
county. Bond for his release has
been set for $18,000.
...Tracy T.Davis, age 37, was ar-
rested April 21 and charged with
nonmoving traffic violation, driv-
ing while license suspended ha-
bitual offender, fraud, and failure
to appear for misdemeanor of-
fense. Bond for her release has
been set for $3,000.
Angie Yancy, age 43, was ar-
rested April 22 and charged with
battery. She was released'under
her own recognizance.


She is wanted a felony charg-
es violation of probation: ag-
gravated assault with a deadly
weapon.
Anyone with information on
the whereabouts of this wanted
fugitive is asked to contact the
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS .(8477) or online at www.
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Sex and the City, the Biblical version differs from today's


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
It's racy. It's titillating. It's,
frankly, more than we wanted
to know. It's Sex and the City -
the wildly popular HBO creation
chronicling the sexual misadven-
tures of fictional newspaper col-
umnist Carrie Bradshaw played
by Sarah Jessica Parker and
her pals. Carrie hangs out with
a group of attractive but lonely,
thirty-something year old women
looking for satisfaction, women
who explore their sexuality in the
fast lane of New York City.
Even those of us who have
not seen the show can't help
but know of some of what it is
about we are inundated with
the publicity around the opening
of the Sex and the City movie, and
episodes of the show can now


be seen on regular TV. What was
once limited seeing is now com-
mon view. Even the youngest can
tu'n on the television and get an
eye full.
And yet, for all the casual en-
counters and wild forays into "lib-
eration," a glimpse of traditional
values peeks through occasional-
ly. At least one episode deals with
a subject familiar to all whether
you live in New York City or Peo-
ria, in the 21st century or in the
10th century B.C. The Ten Com-
mandments call it Number Seven.
Sex and the City covered it in Epi-
sode Six.
The question is raised, "Is sex-
ual cheating like the proverbial
tree in the forest? Does it exist if
there's no one to catch you?" Af-
ter all, presidents do it. Business
moguls do it. Christians do it.
Second Samuel includes its


own Episode Six of Sex and the
City. The city is Jerusalem. The
cheater is. David. But there the
similarities end. Carrie's sexual
adventures are a lifestyle choice;
David's sexual misadventure is a
once-in-a-lifetime disaster. Car-
rie's guilt-free; David's guilt-laden.
Carrie brags; David begs. Sex and
the City attempts to link sexual
promiscuity with social responsi-
bility. Second Samuel links sexual
infidelity 'with truth and conse-
quences.
Let's review the story. It was
springtime in Jerusalem, "the
time when kings go out to battle."
But not all kings. The king of Is-
rael sent the troops out to battle
while he lounged about high atop
the palace, which afforded him a
spectacular view of the city below.
And the view was, shall we say,
breathtaking especially when


the panoramic vista included the
sight of a gorgeous and quite na-
ked woman taking a bath.
Bathsheba was a fetching
woman and Sex and the City was
the reason she was fetched. And
we quickly learn that it was not
safe Sex and the City. Bathsheba,
married to a Hittite mercenary
named Uriah, conceived a child
that day. Since Uriah was off at
war and she ventured directly
from her bath to David's bed-
room, Uriah could not possibly
be the father of her baby. And you
thought only HBO and television
required parental discretion!
David, hoping to cover the
indiscretion, commanded Uriah
to come home, take a load off,
spend a little time with Bathsheba
... wink, wink. But Uriah was a
man of honor, and as long as his
fellow soldiers were out in the


field, he would abstain from the
pleasures of civilian life, including
relations with his wife.
So David opted for Plan B. He
sent Uriah to the front lines, com-
manded the troops to back off
and set up Uriah for inevitable
slaughter. No more Uriah. No
more adultery. No more prob-
lems, right? Not hardly.
Look at David. Chosen by God,
blessed with looks and talent and
charm. He knew himself to be a
man of faith. And yet this favored
one was not immune to the temp-
tations of real life. Can we blame
it on his surroundings?
In ancient times as well as cur-
rent times, the city has had the
reputation for luring otherwise
wholesome souls into a life of raw
corruption and manifold sin. But
it's not merely an urban thing. It's
a human thing. And our human


sin yields painful consequences
no matter where it occurs. The.
Bible knows it and speaks of it.
We know it, too, if we rerun in
our minds the darker episodes of
our lives. One sin leads to another:
sin and another and another.
Adultery is sin. A sin against:
God, a sin against the person with:
whom we live in a covenant rela-'
tionship, a sin against the person
with whom we are cheating and,
a sin against ourselves.
One would think that this
message is not one we would
need to explain to an audience of:
God-fearing, faith-filled followers,
of Christ. But in this age of sex-,
in-the-city culture which tends,
to wink at sexual infidelity, even
Christians can begin to believe.
that covenantal unfaithfulness or
promiscuity is no big deal.
It is a big deal.


Baptism: 'Let the children come to me: Do not hinder them'


By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.
St. Martin's Church,
Clewiston
Someone recently cited Eze-
kiel 18:20 as supporting the idea
that children don't need to be
baptized because the haven't
inherited sin from their parents.
The verse, read in context, talks
about being responsible for our
own deeds; both good and bad.
An example cited by the author
of Ezekiel speaks about sons not
suffering for the "iniquity" (sic-
RSV) of the fathers and vice versa.
The passage talks about individu-
al responsibility for our acts, not
whether children are innocent.
Check Psalms 51:5, "I was
born in iniquity and in sin did my
mother conceive me" which says
otherwise. It tells more clearly
how we got here, and what is not
so pristine and pure about our
coming into this world. Likewise,
Psalm 14:2-3, "The Lord looks
down from Heaven upon the chil-
dren of men to see if there are any
that act wisely-they have all gone
astray, they are all alike corrupt,
there is not one that does good,


no not one." Chldren are not left
out!
John (14:6) tells us that "Man
born of a woman is of a few days
and full of trouble...who can bring
a clean thing out of an unclean?
There is not one." Lest we think
that infants come into the world
"pure and sinless" we need to
look at children. They can be self-
ish, jealous, violent and do all sorts
of things that they are not taught
by parents, or anybody else. "Sin"
is also the common nature that
humanity inherits, that nature of
us all just by being human...and
being less than God calls us to be
from the beginning.
Baptism is the point from
which the Christian grows, no
matter at what age they share in
this special service that responds
to the Lord's call to, "Go therefore
and make disciples of all nations,
baptising them in the name of
the Father and of the Son and the
Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19)."
There is no distinction that bap-
tism is just for some, or that they
have to know a certain amount,
or make some kind of profession,
or that others have some right to
say just who and who is not eli-


gible for baptism.
There are many who are bap-
tized in adolescence, a devel-
opmental period when children
frequently change their minds,
frequently are still in the throes of
growing, choose to follow what
seems to be the going thing one
day and changing their minds en-
tirely the next day.
They are no less mature or im-
matuare than younger children,
older children, some adults, the
rest of humanity. Professions
made one day are changed the
next.
For some, it would seem that
they must somehow understand
faith before they can be a part
of God's family. That eliminates
many persons whom God loves.
I had a relative who was retarded,
and have baptized other retarded
persons; each with their own lim-
its and with the understanding
that they knew God in their own
way and at their own level. They
loved the Lord where they were
at; just as those who come newly
from Him and even if we don't
see it or understand it, or even if
they have defects of character.
The Christian response is to set


persons on the right track, take
them where they are; Jesus is the
prime example of this for us.
Actually, the Bible doesn't
directly address the question
of infant baptism. There are no
verses saying "Do it!" or "Don't
do it!" What is in place, though,
are the indications that it would
have happened. Paul and Silas
were imprisoned (Acts 16L23ff)
and there was an earthquake that
damaged the prison. The jailor
was worried that his prisoners
might have escaped but Paul and
Silas remain, much to his relief.
He asks "Men, what must I do to
be saved?" and is told simply "Be-
lieve in the Lord Jesus" (v.20). No
demands, just believe. Then "...
he was baptized at once, with all
of his family." That would include
the children of the family too, if it
was all of his family.
This happens again, in an
earlier part of Acts. A woman
named Lydia, "a seller of purple
goods (Acts 16:14) who was a
worshipper of God." Acts tells us
"and she was baptized, with her
household..." again speaking of
an entire family and that would
also include children.


People have sought answers
to questions when they don't find
an answer in the Bible by looking
to the sources that are from Bib-
lical times. People who lived in
the times of the aposltes and who
would have known the mind and
practices of the early believers
often provide answers where the
Bible may be silent. Those who
were closer to Biblical times have
better insights into what the early
Church taught and practiced.
An answer comes from the
Roman catacombs of the Biblical
era. Tombs have been found that
read "Verina received batpism at
the age of ten months, Florina
at the age of twelve months."
Another tomb inscription reads
"Here rests Achilla, a newly bap-
tized infant; she was one year and
five months old."
It was obvious that the chil-
dren were loved by their parents.
They were a part of a human
household from the moment they
arrived and fully acknowledged as
such, just as our own children are
a part of our households today.
They grow and take their right-
ful place in the hamily from birth,
and parents protect and help


them grow; but they are never-.
theless full members of the family:
from their coming to us.
Baptism is membership into.
God's family, full membership,',
wherever we are, what ever;
place we are beginning, from,
whatever state we have come.'
We don't wait until the child:
understands the need for vac-,
cinations before he is given the:
means for healing those diseases'
that can be prevented, nor do.
we wait until he is old enough to:
decide on a name for himself; we'
start our children on the best road'
we can. They are full members;
of our earthly families; and they,
should likewise be full members
of the Lord's family too. Baptism'
is that acknowledgement of that:
membership and a responsibil-'
ity. Happy, faithful families have'
done so from the beginnings of
the Christian era. I'm blessed to,
be numbered among them and'
have a part in welcoming them'
into God's family.


Be careful around alligators


From the Florida
Fish and Wildlife
Conservation
Commission
Alligators have inhabited Flori-
da's marshes, swamps, rivers and
lakes for many centuries, and are
found in all 67 counties. In recent
years, Florida has experienced
tremendous human population
growth.
Many residents seekwaterfront
homes, and increasingly partici-
pate in water-related activities.
This can result in more fre-
quent alligator-human interac-
tions, and a greater potential for
conflict.
Although many Floridians
have learned to coexist with al-
ligators, the potential for conflict
always exists.
Because of their predatory
nature and large size (up to 14
feet in length and weighing as
much as 1,000 pounds), alliga-
tors sometimes attack pets and
livestock. Unfortunately, humans
are occasionally attacked, and in
rare instances, killed by large al-
ligators. Since 1948, more than
275 unprovoked attacks on hu-
mans have been documented in
Florida, with at least 17 resulting
in deaths.
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) annually receives more
than 18,000 alligator-related com-
plaints.
Most of these complaints deal
with alligators occurring in places
such as backyard ponds, canals,


ditches and streams, but other
conflicts occur in garages, pools
and in golf course ponds.
In many cases, if left alone,
alligators will eventually retreat
to more-preferred, isolated areas
away from people.
Safety Tips

If you encounter an alliga-
tor over four feet in length and
that poses a threat to humans or
property, call 1-866-FWC-GATOR
(392-4286).
The FWC will evaluate your
complaint, and if necessary send
a registered trapper to remove the
alligator.

Be aware of the possibility of
alligator attacks when in or near
fresh or brackish waterbodies.
Attacks may occur when
people do not pay close enough
attention to their surroundings
when working or recreating near
water.

Closely supervise children
when they are playing in or
around water.
Never allow small children to
play unsupervised near water.

Do not swim outside of post-
ed swimming areas or in waters
that might be inhabited by large
alligators.

Alligators are most active be-
tween dusk and dawn.
Therefore, swim only during
daylight hours.


Leave alligators alone. State
law prohibits killing, harassing or
possession of alligators.

Never feed or entice alliga-
tors -- it's dangerous and illegal.
When fed, alligators overcome
their natural wariness and learn
to associate people with food.

Inform others that feeding
alligators is illegal and creates
problems for others who want
to use the water for recreational
purposes.

Dispose of fish scraps in gar-
bage cans at boat ramps and fish
camps -- do not throw them in the
water.
Although you are not inten-
tionally feeding alligators when
you do this, the end result can be
the same.
Don't allow pets to swim,
exercise or drink in or near wa-
ters that may contain alligators
or in designated swimming areas
with humans.
Dogs are more susceptible to
being attacked than humans, be-
cause dogs resemble the natural
prey of alligators.

Never remove an alligator
from its natural habitat or accept
one as a pet.
It is illegal and dangerous to
do so. Handling even small alliga-
tors can result in injury.
Observe and photograph


alligators only from a distance.
Remember, they're an important
part of Florida's natural history as
well as an integral component of
freshwater ecosystems.

Seek immediate medical at-
tention if bitten by an alligator. Al-
ligator bites often result in serious
infection.

In Florida, increasing numbers
of people living and recreating
near water have led to a steady
rise in the number of alligator-
related complaints. Although the
majority of these complaints re-
late to alligators occurring in lo-
cations where they simply aren't
wanted, a small number tragi-
cally involve attacks on humans.
The FWC removes more than
7,000 nuisance alligators per year.
Through removal of these alliga-
tors and increased public aware-
ness, the rate of alligator attacks
has remained constant despite
the increased potential for alliga-
tor-human interaction.
Alligators are an important
part of Florida's heritage and play
an important role in the ecology
of our state's wetlands. A better
understanding of these facts and
a broader knowledge of alligator
behavior will help ensure that hu-
mans and alligators can continue
to coexist.


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Princess for a Day
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida presented a "Princess for
a Day" event for girls in Clewiston this month and 28 girls
attended. The girls made crowns and magic wands then
designed puppets and a puppet stage and presented pup-
pet shows. At the Princess Tea Party the girls discussed
and practiced good manners. The girls watched the movie,
"Little Mermaid," and made bracelets in the afternoon.


Local Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast
L Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service.
Clewiston and surrounding area
Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 92. East wind around 9 mph.
Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunder-
storms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East wind
around 11 mph.
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly
cloudy, with a high near 88. Southeast wind between 10 and 14 mph,
with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. East wind
around 10 mph.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a high near 87. East wind around 15 mph, with
gusts as high as 23 mph.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunder-
storms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Sunday: A 30 percent
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near
88.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunder-
storms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77.


Clubs and organizations


Glades County Gun
Club
The Glades County Gun Club
will hold an open range shoot-
ing event on Sunday June 29.
The range is located at the Glades
County Sheriff's Gun Range on
Gun Club Rd on SR 78, 4.2 mi
NE of highway 27. Glades Coun-
ty residents are welcome at no
charge for the summer months.
Insurance requires all guests to
register, attend a short range safe-
ty briefing and sign a waiver. Eye
and ear protection is mandatory
and will available by the GCGC.
The gate will open at 1 p.m.,
registration from 1:15 p.m. to
1:45 p.m., briefing at 1:45 p.m.
and shooting to begin at 2 p.m.
till 4 p.m. Guests will be accom-
panied by a club member to the
firing line. For more information
call 863-946-2566.
The GCGC was formed at the
request of Sheriff Stuart Whid-
don a couple of years ago so that
the residents of Glades County
would have some place to shoot
their guns under supervision and
controlled conditions instead of
shooting from a canal bank, river


bank, dump, dirt road and empty
lot. Further information about the
club may be had by calling Chair-
man Sgt David Hardin of the GC-
SDor the Secretary John Ottino at
863- 946-2566.

Leadership Hendry
and Glades accepting
applications
Leadership Hendry & Glades
Counties will be accepting appli-
cations for next year's program
until June 30. Tuition is $500 for
the 9 month program designed
to introduce and educate leaders
and up and coming leaders about
the counties in which they live and
work. The goal of the program is
to help prepare the participants
for their future in our counties
by introducing issues facing our
counties in a non-polictical for-
mat. Full and partial scholarships
may be available if the applicant
shows need. All interested parties
may contact Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development Council at
863-675-6007 or e-mail Janice at
janicegroves@hendrycountyedc.
com for an online application.


Happiest baby
classes planned
The Child Care of Southwest
Florida Inc., a United Way Agency
in Lee, Hendry, Glades and Collier
Counties, announces that Darline
Pinheiro has received certification
to teach The Happiest Baby on
the Block class.
Darline Pinheiro, an educa-
tional consultant, with 16 years
of experience at CCSWFL will
teach the Happiest Baby on the
Block class which was created
by Dr. Harvey Karp, whose land-
mark work discovered the calm-
ing reflex that helps parents learn
to soothe babies, usually within
minutes.
Hands on topics and video
presentations cover such topics
as: The Missing Trimester, The
Calming Reflex, and The Five S's-
the five simple techniques that
activate the calming reflex.
Parents will receive Dr. Karp's
CD's of The Happiest Baby on the
Block and Super soothing sounds.
Child care centers and family
child care providers will receive
a CD for their facility. The cost of
the class is being underwritten in
part by GA Foods Inc. The regis-
tration fee is $10 per person and


pre-registration is required. Call
Darline at 863-425-1050 at Child
Care of Southwest for informa-
tion and to register.

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General News and Information


New Exemptions for
2008 and alternative
tax payment plan
Kristina Kulpa, Property Ap-
praiser would like to point out to
everyone that is on the Alterna-
tive Tax Payment Plan how the
new exemptions apply to the pro-
gram.
Any new exemption for 2008
will not be reflected on payments
one and two of your Plan. Those
two payments are based on the
prior year (2007) tax bill.
Any new tax exemption that
you have applied for through the
property appraiser's office be-
came effective on January 1, 2008
and will be pro-rated for your third
and fourth installments. If you
have questions concerning any of
your exemptions please contact
the Property Appraiser's office on
the third floor of the courthouse
or by phone at 863-675-5270. Of-
fice hours are Monday through
Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Empowerment
Alliance offering help
The Empowerment Alliance of
SWFL is now assisting the com-
munity with free credit counsel-
ing, budgeting, and home buyer
education. Also in June we will
begin building nine green block
homes in Harlem. These homes
will be affordable. There are also
grants available to those who
qualify. If you are interested in
purchasing your first home please
contact Amanda Pacheco at 863-
983-2432.
Green Block Homes, what
they can do for you:
Greenblock walls offer pro-
tection from extreme weather
events like hurricanes and tor-
nadoes. They resist cracking and
buckling because they are built
with steel reinforced concrete,
the strongest building materials
you can use. They also provide
a 2-hour fire rating, compared to
only a 15-minute rating for homes
built from wood.
For more information on
green block housing you can go
to www.greenblock.com.


Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Don't Loose Your Ag
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Partly cloudy, with a high near 88.


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Classification
If you record any deed associ-
ated with your agricultural prop-
erty you need to contact Karen
Robinson in our Agriculture De-
partment to be sure that your ag
classification is still in place.
If you have made any changes
take advantage of our Early File.
Go to our website today (www.
hendryprop.org) and download
the Ag classification form. This
way you will be sure not to risk
loosing your classification.
When your application is com-
plete you can mail it to our office
at P.O. Box 1840, Labelle 33975-
1840.
Please check your paperwork
to be sure you have all requested
documents and you have signed
in all the required places. You can
call Karen if you have any ques-
tions regarding completing your
application at 863-675-5270.
You can also bring your docu-
ments and application to our of-
fice in Labelle on the third floor of
the courthouse Monday Friday
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and in
Clewiston at 939 W Sugarland
Highway, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.

Notice to
professionals that
deal with Real Estate
Taxes
The Hon. Kristina Kulpa, Hen-
dry County Property Appraiser,
would like to announce that she


is available to meet with any local
real estate office, Title Company,
lending institution, law office or
any professional group whose cli-
ents would benefit from a better
understanding of amendment 1
and how it affects each of you.
Ms. Kulpa has had prepared
a presentation to help you bet-
ter understand these exemptions
plus a tax estimate calculator to
help you estimate the new tax.
Anyone interested in having
Ms. Kulpa meet with your office
please call her office in Labelle at
863-675-5270 or from Clewiston
call toll free at 863-983-1591 to
set up an appointment. You can
also go to our website www.hen-
dryprop.org under contact us and
send her an e-mail.

Pre-file now for 2009
The Hon. Kristina Kulpa, Prop-
erty Appraiser, would like to re-
mind you that you can pre-file for
your 2009 tax exemptions now.
You do not have to wait until Jan-
uary 2, 2009 to file.
If you file early you can avoid
the rush, the waiting in line and
perhaps even forgetting to file and
missing out on the exemption.
Both of our office locations
maintain the same hours 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Please stop by during
those hours and put your filing for
tax exemptions behind you.
If you have any questions
on pre-filing for 2009 you can
call our office in LaBelle at
863-675-5270 or toll free in
Clewiston at 863-983-3178.

Don't loose your Home-
stead
The Hon Kristina Kulpa, Hen-
dry County Property Appraiser
wants everyone to remember
that if you relinquished your
Florida Homesteaded property in
2007 and are applying for or have
already applied for homestead in
2008 you may be eligible for the
new "portability exemption."
The same applies to your
property relinquished in 2008 and
you are now pre-filing for 2009 on
a new homestead.
If you qualify for portability it
will allow you to carry your cap
(Save Our Homes) with you to
your new Florida property.
If you are upsizing, meaning
the market value of your new
homestead property is greater
than your old homestead prop-
erty you will be able to carry your
"Save Our Homes" benefit for-
ward up to $500,000.
If you are downsizing, mean-
ing the market value of the new
homestead property is less than
the old homestead property you
will carry the SOH benefit for-
ward based on a percentage
of old to new homestead up to
$500,000.
You can go to our website
www.hendrypa.org and down-
load the information for What
you need to bring with you to
pre-file for 2009 homestead plus
an application for portability.
If you have relinquished your
Florida homesteaded home in
2007 or 2008 but have not yet
purchased another home you
can also download a "Request
For Removal of Tax Exemption".
If you have additional ques-
tions please call our office and
my staff will be able to assist you.
In Labelle call 863-675-5270 and
in Clewiston 863-983-3178.

Plan now for
November
It is time to organize your
schedule so that you can take
the time off during Thanksgiving
week to attend the Big "0" Hike
around Lake Okeechobee.
The Hike will begin in Paho-
kee on November 22, and end at


Pahokee on November 30. That's
nine days of walking from 9 to 14
miles a day to make it all the way
around the lake. There is a little
bit of a challenge to this walk.
Hundreds of people have tried
over the years and only about 20
to 30 percent of the walkers man-
age to finish the 9 days.
For further information please
call Paul at 561-963-9906.

Real Estate Taxes
The Hon. Kristina Kulpa, Hen-
dry County Property Appraiser,
would like to announce that she
is available to meet with any local
real estate office, Title Company,
lending institution, law office or
any professional group whose cli-
ents would benefit from a better
understanding of amendment 1
and how it affects each of you.
Ms. Kulpa has had prepared
a presentation to help you bet-
ter understand these exemptions
plus a tax estimate calculator to
help you estimate the new tax.
Anyone interested in having
Ms. Kulpa meet with your office
please call her office in Labelle at
863-675-5270 or from Clewiston
call toll free at 863-983-1591 to
set up an appointment. You can
also go to our website www.hen-
dryprop.org under contact us and
send her an e-mail.

Sponsor a pet
People who love pets but can-
not adopt one for one reason or
another now have another way
to help. Caloosa Humane Society
has just added a feature to its pet
list on Petfinder.com called Spon-
sor a Pet.
With a simple click of a but-
ton, a visitor can make a do-
nation to a pet's care. To see
pets available to sponsor, visit
www.dogncat.petfinder.com.
Free services to help
elders
Center for Independent Liv-
ing will be doing outreach on a
regular basis at the Moore Ha-
ven, Clewiston, and LaBelle sites
between the hours of noon until
2:30 p.m.
You can contact Tera or Linda
at the Center for Independent Liv-
ing at 941-766-8333 in Charlotte


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

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

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Bunting drill
Daniel Moss, the baseball coach for the Clewiston All-Stars 12 and under group, initiates
a bunting drill with his players at practice as he puts the ball into play to see if a defender
could make an out. The practice session took place on Wednesday, June 18, at the Sug-
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Stretched out
Before the Clewiston All-Stars baseball team began their June 18, practice at Sugarland
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Workout on the dike
Bryant Watson, Markevious Rumph and Anthony Norton, best friends since early child-
hood, had an intense workout at the Herbert Hoover Dike near Rardin Park on Thursday,
June 19; The three college-bound athletes, who are all leaving the Glades area in August,
backpedaled up the dike as they battled a host of swarming gnats in the heat of the day.
Bryant and Anthony are going to play college football at Dean College in Massacheusetts,
while Markevious will be doing the same at Ohio Northern University.

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The Clewiston All-Stars 12 and under baseball team worked on a fielding sequence during
a June 18, practice at Sugarland Park.


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Tim Hardaway in Pahokee
Former NBA superstar Tim Hardaway, best known for displaying the trademarked 'Killer
Crossover' on the basketball court, worked his way into Pahokee on Wednesday, June
18, as he gave a signed book autograph to Angela Pope, the branch manager of National
Bank. Mr. Hardaway, who enjoyed his first visit to the close-knit community, hopes that he
could form a basketball program at Everglades Preparatory Academy in the near future.


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MOORE HAVEN-B.J.'s foot-
ball camp is coming to town this
weekend and it couldn't come at a
much better time.
In a town where outside athletic
activities are relatively scarce year-
round, it serves as a refreshing op-
portunity for the area's youth.
Bobby Hallback, a 1998 gradu-
ate from Moore Haven Junior-Se-
nior High School, hopes that the
camp will get the kids interested in
playing football. Not only that, the
camp coordinator would like for
the participants to learn a series
of agility drills basic fundamentals
from the quarterback, running
back and wide receiver positions.
"I'm kid oriented, so I'll do
whatever I can to reach out to the


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kids around here," Mr. Hallback
said. "I would like for all of our
kids to have more things to do out
here in Moore Haven."
Participants should feel at ease
this weekend as the function will
be assisted by the likes of Moore
Haven's own Antwonne McCloud,
as well as Clewiston's Willie Brin-
kley and Hurley Johnson.
There will be three time blocks
for the camp, to be held on Satur-
day, June 28, at Moore Haven Ju-
nior-Senior High School. Each ses-
sion will last for two hours, with
the first one to convene from 8 to
10 a.m. The second block will be
from 10 a.m. until noon, while the
final session will be taking place
from 1 to 3 p.m.
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courage to bring a pair of football
cleats, shorts and tee shirts to the
camp.
Mr. Hallback said that there is a
limit of 25 kids who could sign up
for each section, making it a total
of 75 overall. But realistically, since
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tems, read electrical schematics, perform layout work, cali-
brate various measuring instruments and perform load
calculations for sizing of wire and breakers.

Experience with Electro-Hydraulic Systems(PLC,HMI,OEM)

Control Loops and Transmitters

Variable Frequency Drives

Email your resume to Jdooley@ussugar.com
Fax 863-902-2889

ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest di-
versified, privately-held agribusiness firms. Located on the
southern shore of Florida's Lake Okeechobee between Fort
Myers and West Palm Beach. US Sugar is an Equal Opportu-
nity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women and
Minorities are encouraged to apply.


CENTRAL AIR UNIT RHEEM,
3 Ton. 2004 model. Excellent
condition in storage. $800
(863)675-3939 LaBelle
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k BTU, serviced
every year, like new, $1150
or best offer. (863)763-3932



ART PIECE Metal w/ an In-
dian in front & a Buffalo in the
back. Dated 1842. Good cond.
$200 neg. 863-763-2965


WALL MIRROR antique,
29"x36", 3 sz. gold leaf de-
sign, $65. (863)674-0482


APPLIANCES (White) Refrig-
erator; Stove, Microwave,
Washer & Dryer. $500 for
all, will sep. (863)517-0244
CAMPING STOVE TOP -
New,3 burner, for RV or pro-
pane stove top, asking $47
(863)946-3822
GAS STOVE, apt size. $150
LaBelle (863) 673-8944


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HM NHENDRY REGIONAL
i MEDICAL CENTER
-%Iihere It'sA'lfIbout getting (Better"
Full time ERRN Ill StalfSupervisor
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'
supervisory status. ACLS PALS reqc
Full Ume Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license wv/ at least I yr. exp in area of
expertise.
Full time HIM Supervisor
RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp or RHIT with three+ yrs sup exp.
Must demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-CM
Classification system and DRG methodology. Must have the ability
to use computerized medical record abstract and encoder, and
possess good technical skills.
Full time Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
(ARNP) (HRCCC LaBelle)
Must possess excellent communication skills to interact with
patients, staff, and the community. The center presently operates
during the hours of 8am- 8pm Monday Fridayand 8 am -12 Noon on
Saturday This position requires flexible scheduling.
Full time Respiratory Therapist (Day shift)
CRT or RRT. Must possess a valid FL license, BLS required.
Full time Outpatient Registration Clerk
2yrs exp in a health care related field pref. Prior exp in registration
or business office functions. Knowledge of medical terminology is a
plus. Must possess excellent customer relations skills.
Per diem ER Registration Clerk
2 yrs exp in a healthcare related field preferred.
Full time Inpatenv/Outpatient'Coder
Must possess knowledge and ability to apply inpatient coding
guidelines. Must possess knowledge of medical terminology and
proficiency in ICD-9 Coding. Must be able to communicate, both
written and orally and maintain confidentiality of all patient
information. Acute care hospital experience preferred.
Full time Mammographer/Radlographer
Must be ARRT registered with a valid FL License to practice
Radiologic Technology
Full time- Housekeeping Supervisor
Threeyears exp. in a hospital or related field preferred. Will perform
daily functions of the housekeeping department to ensure cleanliness
and infection control. Will require work on days and weekends.
Full time Food Service Director/Clinical Dietitian
Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or related field
required; Master's Degree preferred. Either registry eligible
or a Registered Dietitian (RD) of the American Dietetic
Association (ADA). Previous clinical dietetic experience in
acute care with multiple ageogroups and previous hospital
experience performing clinical nutrition therapy, assessments
and education of patients required. At least two years food
service management experience preferred. Must possess
highly effective interpersonal, written and verbal
communications skills.
mmhendiicrreqional.org
Phone: 863-902-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE





Maintenance Mechanic position
available at Pahokee Housing Au-
thority, Inc. For further written de-
tails, interested parties may contact:

Julia Hale
Executive Director
561-924-5565; fax
(561)924-1952; or visit
465 Friend Terrace Pahokee, FL
PHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and promotes a Dryg-Free Workplace

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Self-starter responsible for various program
activities. Requirements include: experience in
facilitating meetings, networking, 2-4 yrs. in health
and human services, intermediate computer skills,
knowledge of Glades communities.
Preferred but not required: B.A. degree, bilingual.

Please submit resumes to Glades Initiative, Inc.
141 S.E. Ave. C, Belle Glade, FL 33430, fax:
561.996.3349 or
email: kenqle(S)qladesinitiative.ora.


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

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

CHAPLAIN

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


CUSTODIAN
MAINTENANCE
PERSON
The First Baptist Church of Clewiston at 102 East
Ventura is looking for a full time Custodian-Main-
tenance person. The pay of $9.75 per hour.
Health insurance is provided. This is a 40 hour
per week position, but the hours will include eve-
ning and weekend work. Some overtime is
available. Work includes: facility cleaning, set-
up and take-down of classrooms and seating, as
well as minor maintenance and repair. Prior
maintenance skills are a plus and applicants
must have their own transportation. Applications
may be picked up at the church office 9-5 Mon.
thru Friday. This is of course a Drug Free Work-
place.

NOTICE

Central County Water Control District has an
opening for a LIFEGUARD. Salary competitive
with area. Will work 40 hours weeks until
November, with possibility of full time
employment. Apply in person to Javier at 255 N.
Hacienda, Montura Ranch Estates, Wednesday
thru Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. We are an equal
opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.



DEEP FREEZER Rheem,
works good, 14'x8", $35. BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "BEAT
(863)675-8760 NEXT INCREASE!" 20x30x12
$4300. 25x40x14 $6890.
GE Gas stove, like new, center 30x50x14 $7900. 35x56x16
burner on top for eggs or $11,500. 40x60x16
bacon, asking $200 $14,900. 50x140x19
(863)763-2965 $41,600. 60x100x18
$32,800. Pioneer since
MICROWAVE Stainless Steel, 1980...(800)668-5422.
Large, turn table, inside light
Like new $75 or best offer SHED 6 month old, 10x16.
(863)763-2763 leave msg Roll Up Door & Side Door.
-$2900 Buyer must move.
REFRIGERATOR side by side (863)677-0977
beige, $200 or best offer.
(863)634-3783B n
REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool,M r I0
top & bottom, excellent con-
edition. $200 (954)675-4814 SLIDING GLASS DOOR Has
frame & screen, good condi-
,STOVE Gas, apt size, $85. tion. $75 (863)228-0467
all 863-674-1355 WINDOWS (6) Certified, will
* STOVE Magic Chef, white, pass code. $75 for all, will
fair condition, w/raised metal sell separately.
flat top burners, digital read (863)763-1521
South. $70 (863)634-4137
WASHER & DRYER Frigi-
daire, white, exc. dond.,
$300 for both BABY ITEMS Crib, stroller,
(863)517-0244 infant car seat, security gate
& walker, $150 will sell sep.
WASHER & DRYER Full size, (863)673-5704
Frigidaire, excellent condi-
tion, white. $299 for both BOOSTER CAR SEATb- asking
S(954)675-4814 $20 (863)675-7306 /
WASHER & DRYER Large Bouncer activity bar, Jum-
capacity. Heavy duty. Like
new. Excellent condition. peroo, Stroller travel system,
$250. Neg. (863)763-3932 all items like new $200 will
25 eg86)76-3932 separate (863)634-2720
WASHER Roper. $75 CAR SEAT & Stroller Evenflo,
(561)9831507 Matching. Asking $60
WASHERS & DRYERS (863)697-6618
STACK UNITS PACK N PLAY GRACO w/
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty Mobile & Changing Pad. $40
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES (863)697-6618
(239)694-0778


10 VCR Tapes of the original
BRAND NEW 3 Wheel Bicy- Star Trek series some have
cle. Never ridden. Silver & never been opened.
Red. $350 (863)983-7449 $25 863-675-6214
DISH COLLECTION Avon
MOUNTAIN BIKE mens, 27", Ruby Red Cape Cod collec-
$40. (863)634-8880 tion. $500 (863)674-0502


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LAPTOP Apple, Power Book
G4 w/WiFi. 450 or trade on
Pistol (772)461-8822 Ft.
Pierce.
Lexmark 231 Color Jetprinter
and Astra 600P Scanner
$40 or will separate Call for
details (863)467-8681
PRINTER/SCANNER/COPIER-
Lexmark 1200 series, new
ink included. $30
(863)675-0957

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5 piece dinette set, by Ashley,
oak wood, iron base, Paid
$1400 will sell for $300
(863)357-7265
BEDROOM SET Babcock, 3
pc set, wood. $250
(727)599-3007
Chest, dresser, canopy bed set
up with frame, no mattress
or box spring, good cond.
$300 neg. (863)763-6296
CORNER COMPUTER DESK -
large, $100 or best offer.
(863)634-3783
DESK Antique, wood.
w/chair. $100
(863)634-0779
DINING TABLE Large, wood,
6 chairs. $250
727-599-3007
DR SET marble top, 2 leafs,
6 chairs, intricate wood,
earthy brownish tone, $1400
neg. (239)462-8121
DRESSER White, 6 drawer
w/mirror, good condition.
$35 (863)634-4137
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Maghony, 6'x40", perfect
cond., incl. 19" TV, $200.
Call 863-675-0410
FAN SET has baseball
theme, also 2 tables includ-
ed, $35 (863)612-0647
Full size bed on rollers, like
new, One owner $325
(863)763-5843 after 2 pm
FUTON oak, great condition,
w/extra thick matress, $100
or best offer. (863)673-3076
LaBelle area
FUTON oak, with black mat-
tress $100 (863)674-0502
HUTCH Old Early American,
72" H x 45" W, top shelf 11"
D, bottom 211/2" D, 4 drs.
$899 neg (239)657-4569
LIVING ROOM SET Brown,
Microfiber, 2 pc. sofa & love
seat. Excellent condition.
$350 (863)517-0244
LR SUITE microfiber, brown,
excellent condition, $400 ne-
gotiable (863)517-0244
MATTRESS TOPPER- King
size, 4" feather mattress top-
per with cover, $95
(561)386-0414
ROCKER RECLINER pale
green, good condition, $20
(863)675-0269
ROLL AWAY BED Excellent
condition, on wheels, folds
up. $150 (863)946-3822
Moore Haven
ROLL TOP DESK oak, asking
$50 (863)675-0269
ROUND TABLE, Lazy Susan
center and 6 chairs $600
LaBelle (863) 612-9898
Sectional couch, end tables,
coffee table, 2 night stands,
solid wood $1000 neg., will
separate (863)532-1327
Sierra Nevada Pine solid din-
ing table, 6 chairs, rod iron
accents and upholstery on
chairs $450(863)763-3055
SLEEPER SOFA double, ask-
ing $65 (863)214-3850
What-not-shelf, all glass
trimmed in Oak wood, top
and bottom lights, $100
(863)634-0888
WICKER COUCH White,
chair, 2 end tables & coffee
table, excellent condition.
$400 (863)467-4871
WOOD DESK 33x65, top le-
gal, letter, 2 pull out drawers,
very good shape, $75
(863)675-0186


ACP (2) $240 will sell separ-
ately. (863)674-0613


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IMMOKALEE

The Seminole Casino Immokalee is
seeking fun, energetic 8 enthusiastic
individuals to join one of Collier
County's 2008 Best Places to Work.


Quality individuals seeking CAREER
OPPORTUNITY and ADVANCEMENT are
encouraged to apply TODAY!


Please stop by the Human Resources
office to pick up an application and learn
about specific opportunities available.


Casio Priva keyboard, brown,
has instruction and music
book, rarely used, $150
(863)763-5843 after 2 pm


CHIHUAHUA- white, long leg
deer type, 8 mo. $120. Call
Barb (863) 675-2541 days
LaBelle area


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FREE ESr
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Office (86:
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BELGIAN BROWNING light 12.
Never fired, excellent condi-
tion $1750.00 LaBelle
(863)612-9898
GUN COLLECTION 7, Win-
chester, Remington, Moss-
berg, 3 single shot, 1650/will
sep. 863-532-9881
MAGTECH 22 Long Rifle -
$165. (863)674-0613
MATCH TARGET Colt AR15
Will Trade 24" Bull Barrel
never fired 2x10 Scope
$2000/neg. (772)461-8822



AB LOUNGE By Tony Little,
with workout DVD, brand
new, as seen on HSN. $100
(863)763-0625
EXERCISE BIKE Life Styler,
upright, wind resistant, rarely
used. $110 (863)675-3451
TOTAL GYM 3000 like new
condition, $500.
(863)763-4493
TREADMILL Image 16.0,
power incline, 5 program,
pulse sensor for heart, folds
up. $200 (863)634-0779


HEARING AIDS Behind ear
by Widex, digital, re pro-
grammable. $1000 or trade
on pistols (772)461-8822
HOSPITAL BED goes up &
down on both sides of bed,
$100. (863)612-0647
WHEELCHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition.
$750 863-983-4940


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,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.
Bodybuilding Mass System
by Nx care, anavol, aminovol
& t3,increase size & strength
$50 Call 863-634-4202
Bully Dog Downloader for
03-04 Dodge Cummins
Truck, like new, $200
(863)763-8014
CARPORT Frame & Canvas.
Big enough for a pickup.
$150 (863)677-1742
Church Pews- 15 in all, wood-
en with top and bottom
cushions, 12 ft. $2,250 or
will separate (863)610-0165
Fat Burner Methyl Ripped,
rapid fat loss! strongest fat
burner. 1 month supply. $35
Call 863-634-4202
FENCE POSTS treated, 4",
80+, good condition, $250
will sell separately.
(863)467-4328
FORKLIFT 1952 Clark, runs,
needs hydraulic work. $1500
or best offer (863)675-3741
GARAGE DOOR OPENER -
Craftsman,' 1/2 hp, screw-
ddrive, new, in original box.
$150 (863)675-3451
Generator- Brand new,
4500 Watt, 8 plug, $400
(561)339-8039 or
(561)718-9265'
Golf Cart Club Car, good con-
dition, double seats and top,
white, $1300 or best offer
(812)989-3022 anytime
Golf Cart Club Car- White,
Single seat
$800 (863)697-3299
Call For details
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.
Pop-Up Canopy- meets fire
codes, white, 10x10, $150
(561)339-8039 or
(561)718-9265
Propane Deep Fryer- double
basket $650 (561)339-8039
or (561)718-9265
Propane Grill- stainless steel,
5 ft, $1400 (561)339-8039
or (561)718-9265
STOCK TRAILER 28 FT
STOCK TRAILER, GOOSE
NECK, GOOD CONDITION
$3,500 CALL 863-357-6642
ANYTIME. $3500/firm.
(863)357-6642
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SADDLE 14" Bob Mar- ed on Berner Rd., Call (888)792-5253, x1892.
SADDLE 14/2" Bob Mar- 863-673-2907 for more info.,
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral How about TENNESSEE? For a
pattern, With silver. Asking list of available lake & moun-
$1250 (863)697-6470 tain homes & properties call
SADDLE Bob Marshall endu- Lakeside Realty toll free @
rance saddle, very good con- Getaway to Paradise Now www.lakesiderealty-t.co
dition. $800 (863)697-1330 Make It an island resort va-
SADDLE Western youth size, cation. Save gas & 50% on LAKE HOMESITES from
all leather Bighorn saddle, Suites & Gulffront Parlors $24,900 Clarks Hill Lake on
like new cond, perfect for $135. Limited time offer de- GA/SC Border. Excellent fl-
trail. $235 (863)763-2692 tails (888)791-0066. Jus- nancing available. Call To-
tLetGo.com/NP dayl (877)426-2326 x 4352
RV sites from $199/wk and www.sekethurmond.com.
rental units from $750/wk on NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
private island resort in the with great view, very private,
BUSH HOG MOWER 6', Florida Keys. Call Sunshine big trees, waterfalls & large
$1800. (239)357-5111 or Key at (305)872-2217 or public lake nearby, $49,500
(863)234-1230 visit www.RVontheGo.com. call now (866)789-8535.


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Murray Riding Lawn Mower BUILDING AND LAND
R 141/2 42" cut, good BUILDING AND LAND
pi $500 neg. (863)261-2177 Approximatel'
after 6pm or (561)308-5338 40 x 140 M(
RIDING MOWER 11HP, 36" Has 2nd story inside
nC. cut, needs some belt work, Approx. 1200 sq. ft. of
TIM ATES $200. Call 863-946-3622. Lots of ware
SRIDING MOWER Scag, 52" Approx. 1.acre of Ic
& Colmm 'cial Cut, Zero Turn. 3000 3 phase electric-
of the BBB (863)517-2077 (LaBelle) Lots of parking are
Zool's, Roof Repairs ROTOTILLER older Troybilt, Asking $600,000. i
1 owner, 6hp, runs good, 99 N. Industrial Loo
3) 675-7045 $250 (863)467-7415 Call 863-675-00
' I I .".'" WEEDEATER Battery, new. or 863-673-08
$60 (863)467-7589


CHIHUAHUA'S males, Apple Okeechobee Livestock Real Istat
head, very tiny, 8 weeks, pa- Market Sales
pers & shots, Every Monday-12pm & every
(863)599-9156 Tuesday-11am. 763-3127
DWARF RABBIT Netherland, B,,usln
blue eyed, white. $20 Business Places -
(863)824-0512 Sale 1005
LABRADORS 8 wks old, Property-Sale 1010
black, AKC papers, shots, Condos/
big heads, $400 Townhouses Sale1015
(863)599-9156 Farms Sale 1020
YORKIES females & males, READING A Houses Sale 1025
Baby doll face, very small: NEWSPAPER... Hunting Property1030
shots & papers, makes you a more informed Investment
(863)599-916 p and Intreosting peraon. No Property Sale 1035
863) 56 wonder nOwspaOpo. reader Land Sale 1040
aroe s &I aremor .allI Lots Sale 1045
_________0685___ Open House 1050
R t s Out of State-
Property- Sale 1055
HOT TUB Duet by Vita Spa, 2 Rentals Property Inspection1060
person, self contained, grey Real Estate Wanted1065
granite finish w/10 jets, exc EN Resort Property -
cond. $500 (863)763-7875 Sale 1070
SWIM-SPA Loaded, Never .. .. Warehouse Space 1075
Used. LCD TV. & Stereo. Apartments 905 Waterfront Property 1080
Cost $16,900 Will Sacrifice Business Places 910
$8,900. Can Deliver. Call Commercial
(813)900-7794. Property 915
-- Condos/ Sale 1005
i sionTownhouses Rent920
Farm Property Restaurant for Sale incl.
COLOR TV 32". $30 Rent 925 everything to run a small
(561)983-1507 House Rent 930 seafood restaurant, great lo-
.. ... .. Land -Rent 935 cation, formerly Mr. Shrimp,
Television- 57" Sony rear pro- Resort Property make offer, 880 W. Sugar-
jection, Good condition w/re- Rent 945 land Hwy., behind Wendy's.
mote, Silver, Reduced $500 Roommate 950 Was $45,000. Now asking
(863)763-2763 leave msg Rooms to Rent 955 $25,000. Call 863-983-9993
stad. Storage Space or 561-449-6410.
TV, SONY 27", with stand. Rent 960-
Paid $700 in 2000, selling ____________
for $150. Call 863-467-7139 H l
o s7I25 BELLE GLADE 2/1, on cul-de
I sac, completely renovated,
DRILL BIT concrete for Ig. BY OWNER 2 br, 2 ba new kitch, tile firs, quiet area.
Bosch hammer drill, 7/8", furnished condo at Bass & $99,000. (561)985-7570
brand new, pd $52, sell $20. Sun next to Lake BUCKHEAD RIDGE
(561)573-3499 Okeechobee in Clewiston, Ready to move in!
GENERATOR 5000 watt, very nice. (765)969-2855 Spacious 3/2 w/lake access.
Generac, 11 hp, runs good, CLEWISTON, 2BRI2BiA, Lake Owner financing avail.
$250 (863)467-7415 view. 2nd Fir. Fully furnished. $145,000. (863)634-5236
GENERATOR Briggs & Strat- Beautiful Wall To Wall Tile CLEWISTON 2 br, 2ba, fully
ton, 5250 continuous watt- floors. All appl's including renovated in '05, all stainless
age cap, 7350 max surge W&D. Pool. Lake access. steel appls, fenced in yard, tile
watts. $300 (239)826-8469 $1500/mo. (305)360-2236 throughout. $180,000
GENERATOR Diesel, 5 kw, LEHIGH ACRES Country Club (863)228-3265
120/240. $2500. Est., Joel Blvd, Condo, 2br, FORECLOSED HOME AUC-
(239)357-5111 1ba, Fla room, screen porch, TION FLORIDA STATEWIDE
GENE TOR -New, pool, Adult 55+, $650/mo 1000+ Homes Must Be
dGENERATdR New, K Marigold Real Estate, Donna Sold! Free Catalog
delivered $3450 Cavender, Realtor, (800)616-6716 USHo-
(239)218-5096 (239368-3200 or meAuction.com.
PAINT SPRAYER Spraytech (239)369-4890 eves.
Apex Model 1270, used TOWNHOUSE 2 br, 2 ba Shop from a gift catalog
twice, works perfectly, ex- brand new inSweet Lake' that's updated regulaly:
tras. $350 (863)599-8286 Villasagatedcommunity, the classifleds.
ROUTER BIT SET 35 pc, clubhouse, pool & gym
new. $60 (863)467-7589 privileges on site, convenient Lj jS 1
location, nicely furnished.
11 IT M7 I I1(863)228-2064 FOR SALE BY OWNER
Port LaBelle Ranchettes!
TOWNHOUSE 3 BR, 2 BA, 3ort 27 Acres
Playstation 2 console- 2 con- brand new in Sweet Lake Priced to sell now $109,500
trollers, 1 game, like new, Villas, a gated community, Call 863-675-3330
$100 (863)447-0646 clubhouse, pool & gym
privileges on site, convenient LaBelle 2290 Phillips Rd. 6
location, nicely furnished, acres, 3 septic tanks, 2 mo-
(863)228-2060 bile homes (ready for in-
32 MOVIES + More Sharp come). Can build 3 houses
Hi-Fi Stereo 4 Head VCR 3 uI I $360,000 786-278-0123,
years old $50. or 954-297-3482 or
(772)461-8822 BELLE GLADE, 2 BR/1 BA, 305-542-3090
Newly remodeled, new carpet
& paint. Stove/oven & fridge. 'o j-jl j5
Big Ivng. rm. Sect. 8 OK. Avail.
WANTED: OLD GUITARS- now. Nice area. 401 SE 4th St. PORT LABELLE LOTS -
$100-$50,000 Paid!! Collec- FREE Utilites 1 stmo. $750 mo $1000 down, $155 per month,
tor/Musician wanting $750 dep (818)917-0444 Owner financed
1930s-1970s Fender, Gib- BUCKHEAD RIDGE: (305)481-1316
son, Martin and Gretsch. LAKE ACCESS: .
These Brands Only. Free Call Waterfront, LG. 3 BR, 2 BA
(866)759-3585. w/Sea Wall. $900/month. -
863-634-5236
Arcu131+/- Acres of property in
CLEWISTON 2 br, 1 ba. Worth County, GA. Mix of
A(423)836-4953 woods and open land...
TRAILE LO For rent or sale $2000 per acre. Owner Fi-
(r 423)836-4953 nancing Available. Norris
......... CLEWISTON 316 E Obispo, Bishop Realty, LLC
C-hri Tmas Trees V 4br, 2ba, $800/mo, $600 (229)890-1186.
Fahrm Eum pment 805 sec. Ig living area No inside Coastal Georgia- ated Golf/
Farm Feed/Products 810 Pets. 863-805-2872 Tricia Waterfront Community locat-
Farm Miscellaneous 815 CLEWISTON- 402 E. Ventura, ed between Savannah and
Farm Produce 820 3/1, Ig. encl. porch, St. Simons Island, Fitness
Farm Services $800 + $600 sec., Center, nature trails, tennis,
SOffered 825 no inside pets. Call Tricia boat docks, SPECIAL PRIC-
Farm Supplies' 863-805-2872/223-6664 ING starting at $65k.
Services Wanted 830 --- (877)266-7376.
Fertilizer 835 CLEWISTON 327 W. Trinidad, oastalGeorgia- ed
Landscaping dep. no inside pets. Call Tr Waterfront Community locat-
Supplies 845 cia863-805-2872/223-6664 edSt. Simons Island. Fitness
Lawn & Garden 850 Para el Alquiler, 2 dormitorio, Center, nature trails, tennis,
PouLivestockr/Sulies 85560 1 casa del bato, Nuevamente boat docks, SPECIAL PRIG-
SPou lty'upP 860 modelado de nuevo, nuevo ING starting at $65k.
Seeds Plant/ alfombrando y pinta. Incluye (877)266-7376.
Flow ere 65 las utilidades, el estufa/horno .C .lo a R F...... .....
-----------.. .. y el refrig. Sala de recibo Colorado Ranch Foreclosures
grande! Disponible ahora. 100 Acres just $59,900 0th-
G $750/month. $750 Depdsito. er ranches available Year-
401 sudeste4S. Claro de round roads, access to
HORSE TRAILER 2002, 20 ft, beldad. Sect 8 OK Llame utilities. Excellent Financing
4 horse slant. LaBelle 561-843-5999 espanol. Available. (866)696-526
X.4289 www.FLloves-
(863) 673-8944 PIONEER PLANTATION AREA CO.com.
QUARTER HORSE 8 yr. old. 3 Bdrm 2 Ba on 10 fenced
mare. Great companion or acres $900 mo. First Last & DOCKABLE TENNESSEE
trail horse. $1000 or best of- Sec. Cathy 954-815-6363 LAKEFRONT! 3.5 acres
fer (863)484-0504 $49,900. Nicely wooded,
QUARTER HORSE, very gentle r lent fishing. Perfect for retire-
4 yrs. Halter broke round ment/ weekend getaway.
pen, loveable, sweet $600. Lowest financing in 25+
Call Sharon 239-707-5423 MERCHANT SQUARE Locat- years. Must see. Call


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Airboat 300 Ford 6 cylinder,
runs, with trailer, $600
(863)697-3246 anytime
ALUMINUM BOAT 18ft, trail-
er, 55hp engine, everything
runs, works good. $2000 P0
(863)675-2614
ALUMINUM BOAT 22" wide,
9' long, $100.
(863)675-8760 $10.
BASS BOAT Nautique, 1
owner, loaded, orig. title,
mint cond., $5,000.
(561)262-1390


GHEENOE 2001, 13' 9"
OR SALE BY OWNER Excellent condition, with 2
seats. $350. LaBelle
7,000 Sq. ft. (863)673-5987
al building GHEENOE CLASSIC '04 Hon-
ibove office areas. da 15hp power tilt, galv trlr,
office area-downstairs trolling motor, other extras
house area. $4100 (863)634-0815
d -Zoned Industrial GLASTRON 17.5FT 140 HP
loom to expand Evinrude & trailer, $900 or
. Close to town. trade for Ganoe
(561)261-0766
ice is negotiable.
, LaBelle,F. 33935 KAYAK Eddlyline Wind Danc-
er 17', w/rudder. Good con-
2 (8am to 5pm) edition, New over $2500 sell
39 (After 5pm) for $400 (863)467-0085


SKEECHOBEE 38' RV w/Irg
FL room, many improve-
NEW ARIZONA LAND RUSH! 1 ments, in RV park. $4999
or 2-1/2 "Football Field" (561)459-0708
Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 In-
terest. $159-$208 per Need a few more bucks to
month! Money Back Guaran- pupchase something
tee! (866)745-3329 or ? Picks e someu
www.sunsiteslandrush.com. deer? Pi ck up somey
extra bucks when you
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(800)200-7458. $2000 or best offer
(863)634-0830 or
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WAREHOUSES AVAILABLE -A eI3
10x30, $125/mo. 600 block
of East Obispo. BIMINI TOP For boat, 3 bow,
(863)983-9480 80 1/2" wide, green. $100
(863)873-3939
M il H mes BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp
Mobil Ho e w/ 3 propellers, gas tank,
runs good $300
F (561)790-3681
POST GUIDE ONS 48" for
boat trailer. $15
Mobile Home Lots 2005 (863)873-3939
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015 'Mtryles
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
Continental motorcycle trailer
S galvanized, 2 bike capacity
Pa ts201with ramp, $500
(863)763-8980
STEPS Fiberglass, for trailer, HARLEY DAVIDSON '03 Su-
with handrail, $75. per Glide, 1450cc, 100th An-
(239)645-9596 niversary Edition, 5000
miles, like new. $8,900 or
,best offer (863)946-6639
HARLEY DAVIDSON 883
Sportster 1995 Less than
CLEWISTON 1.5 BR, 10x42 18K w/extra's. $3700 Call
MH 1/4 acre. New apple's in- (863)675-7622 after 3pm
cluding W&D. Recently reno- HOND 1977 Gold Wing, low
vated. No pets. $625 mo. + HOND 1977 Gold Wing, low
sec. dep. Immed. Occupan- miles, great cond. Asking
cy. (863) 805-2869 or $3000 or best offer.
(954)649-9095. (863)673-2284
Mobile Homes For Rent SEAT Harley Sportster '04-
2 and 3 Bedrooms '06, leather, used only two
Easy Payments months, new condition. $60
863-983-3554 (863)634-8007
SUZUKI 250 OZARK, '04 -
Mob i Hm$1500. (863)634-3049
YAMAHA BANSHEE '03 Lots
of upgrades. $3500
BANK REPO'S (863)228-4861
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels Sot h
561-721-2230 A s305
CASA MOVIL 3/2 banos,
14x70 sensia empesando de HONDA DIRTBIKE, '05 CRF
36,900. Dobles empesando 250R, been in storage less
de 45,900 (863)675-4848 than 10 hrs., mint cond.,
CLEWISTON Immaculate $3500 neg. (863)697-8056
3br, 2ba, 2000 Homes of KAWASAKI BAYOU 250 -
Merit MH, 32x64, Fireplace, ATV, needs battery, Best of-
Handicap Master Bath, New fer over $700.
metal roof, Must be moved. (305)299-1203 LaBelle area
$60,000 (863)983-5609
$60,000 (863)983-5609 MINI HARLEY SCOOTER 2004
Mobile Home For Sale 49 cc's. 800 mis. Approx.
On Large Lot 85mpg. $1000
Owner Financing (863)763-7267
863-983-8107
863-983-POLARIS 4 WHEELER 4x4,
Mobile Home liquidation sale. '2000, New tires, Green,
All inventory must go. Low New winch. $1500 neg.
down payment, low monthly (863)801-1666
payments (863) 675-8888
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 400
MONTURA, Super Clean, Late 00 2 stroke racer. Needs
model DW, 1 1/4 acre comer engine only. $325
lot on paved rd. New appl., (863)634-8007
Titled fir., Priced to sell,
won't last long. $94,200. YAMAHA 4WHEELER '04 -
Owner 863-673-5071 Kodiak 450, 4x4 w/diff lock,
only 300 mi, like new. $3500
NEW 3br/2ba DW $44,900 or best offer'(863)673-2529
ind setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down YAMAHA SCOOTER 1990 -
with trade-in (863)675-8888 $200 (863)677-1742 or
-----------(863)677-1063
NEW 4br/2ba DW $59,900 in- (863)67-10
cludes setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing with low down
payment (863) 675-8888
TRADE IN your old mobile
home for a new wind zone III
home. No money needed
and low monthly payments
Call (863) 612-6511 or
(863) 675-8888
TROPICAL VILLAGE #83 -
2/2 MH, completely remod-
eled, furnished, screen
room, carport, new a/c &
1997 Chevy Cavalier, good
a/c, must see, asking
$30,000. (863)228-3852 king
Used 3/2Zone Ill DW $39,900 1
on your lot or ours. Very low i
down payment, easy credit
approval 863-675-8888





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CLEWISTON HOMES
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
-3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
-3/2 CBS on Northside $220,000
* 3/2 MH in Sunshine Lakes only $129,000
*4 Brand new 3BR/2.5 BA Lennar
Town Homes, Call For More Details!
*MH in Tower Lakes, Very Spacious
with Above-Ground Pool and Lake
View. $135,000!
*Holiday Isles 3/2 MH Excellent
Condition. Large Corner Lot with
Circular Drive- Reduced $106,900
*3/2 MH, Sunshine Lakes, Excellent
Condition, Many Extras, w/Large
Screen Porch and Shed. Reduced $119,900
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*2/1 MH, Lakeport w/ direct Lake"O"
Access. Reduced to $109K
*Waterfrnt 2BD/2BA w/2-Bay Boat Houso
in Lakeport on Lowry Lane. Completely
Remodeled, Lake "O" Access, asking $259K
*Sportsman Paradise! 2/2 w/!large sun
room addition in Moore Haven Yacht
Club. Just reduced to $ 99.500
SLike new 3/2 CBS Thatcher Blvd in
Moore Haven. SHIP Eligible. $164,900


ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot 100x115. Great
location Bond St. Only $49,900
S3/2 MH on 5 acres ready for nursery
or livestock. $220,000
* Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave.
$129,900, Owner Financing Available
*.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
*2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
Owner Financing Available
*Just listed corner lot in Lake Placid,
very close to golf course, $99,900
S5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $89,900
MONTURA
*3.75 Acres, Ideal for Big Family with
Horses Only $89,500
* 1.25 acre Lots avail. Starting at $25K
S3/2 MH on Riverside St. 1.88 acre. $105K
*Montura lot 2.5 Acres $50,000 or can
be divided $25,000 each.
*Just Listed- 3/2 MH in Lindero St.
1.09 Acre, only $112,500
COMMERCIAI/INVESTMENT
* Operating medical office w/retail space,
great location only $475,000
* Mobile Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Home with
Hwy 27 frontage


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FOR SALE BY OWNER Near Ridgeview on FORD F150 1994 4x4, Ext.
West Avenida del Rio. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Cab, Small V8. Good condi-
2690 sq.ft. Close to Florida's best fishing on Lake tion. $3500 or best offer.
Okeechobee. Extras include two full-sized (863)675-1816 after 5pm.
adjoining rooms (once used as office and waiting RAM CHARGER '86 Camo,
room). Possible office/den or mother-in-law suite. 3" lift, rebuilt motor, big tires,
Native trees. Tradional Florida room, oak 2 sweater, no carpet, exc buy.
Native trees. Traditional Florida room, oak $2200 (863)233-9631
hardwood floors in main part of house, large
corner lot (.43 ac.). Nice yard. Full of potential. iGI
$223,900. Call 386-935-2306 (h) or
828-342-7415 (c) for CLUB CAR gas, golf, utility
complete information packet. Shown only by cart, aluminum carry all II Lift
appointment. Please, No brokers or bed, 320good cond., $1200
Real Estate Agents. (941)320-400
EZ GO Used, Good condition,
-. charger, $700 or best offer.
(863)697-1350



FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78
S'-- .. 3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
gas, 5 speed, single ax-
CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES Feo(2 )95-28
House/Turn Key. From $79,000 & up, 3/4/5BR,
2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use your land s i4
as down payment. Financing available.
ALUM TRUCK FUEL TANK -
75 gallon, w/filter, meter &
elec pump, new cost $950,
selling $550 (941)320-4600
I CAMPER TOP White, fiber-
glass, fits '01-'03 F150 Su-
percrew pick up 5.8 bed, exc
cond. $500 (863)357-4698
CHEVY MOTOR '98 5.7 Liter
Boat Storae Vortec, fits '96-'99 w/out
R. Boa modification, only 50k miles.
g& Consignment $900 (863)801-3885
Recreational Depot I CHEVY PICK UP '94 Parting
4300Hwy 441 S.* Okeechobee su e ot.com out truck, motor 5.7L $975
(863)357-8279
MAG RIMS for Chevy,
A8to6bl es chrome, 15", $150 or best
CAMERO RS '86 V8, needs offer. (863)763-1358
fuel pump, $500 or best of--
fer (863)801-9394 after 5pm MOTOR for '78 Jeep 250,
new carb, $200 or best offer.
CHEVY CAPRICE CLASSIC '92 (863)357-3633
Automobiles 4005 all power, cold AC, new paint,-
Autos Wanted 4010 runs great, $2500 NERF BARS Westin, black,
Classic Cars 4015 (863)634-0399 fits 04-08 Toyota Tacoma
Commercial Trucks 4020 CHEVY IMPALA, '00 4 dr, db cab. $200
Construction fully loaded, cobalt blue, low (863)697-0328
Equipment 4025 miles, financing avail., RIMS 17" Moma, Labeile
Foreign Cars 43 $8,900. (561)924-3520 area. $200 (239)210-1475
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040 CHEVY MONTE CARLO '96 6 TIRES (4) Pirelli 225/6018,
Parts Repairs 4045 cyl, auto, $2500 asking $50 (863)763-8980
Pickup Trucks 4050 (863)763-9064
Sport Utility 4055 HYUNDAI ELANTRA '03- TONNEAU COVER- fiberglass,
Tractor Trailers 4060 g o- fits 99-up Ford Superduty
Utility Trailers 4065 good condition, well main- F250/350 PU, shortbe,
Vans 4070 ta a, good g9 saver, $450 neg (863)227-1698
LINCOLN TOWNCAR, 1996 -TONNEAU COVER Locking,
Good shape, good tires hard, brand new, fits '05 &
$2,500/best offer. Call up Toyota Tacoma 6 ft bed.
1991 Chevy S-10 Pick-up, V6, 863-763-6358 $500 neg (863)697-0328
5 speed, black, good condi- MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93 TOOL BOX for full size truck
tion, $1,100 or best offer 1.8 engine, 5 speed, a/c. bed, $100 or best offer.
(812)989-3022 anytime $2000 (863)763-1079 (863)763-4493
1998 Chevy Pick-up, automat- MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE RS '00 TRANSMISSION '05 4L60E,
ic, Cold A/C, white, good 105k mi, white, 18 rims. 4x4, overhauled, $800 or
condition, $2,200 $3400 or best offer best offer. (863)467-8856
(812)989-3022 anytime (863)634-8735 TRUCK BED 12' utility bed,
BUICK LESABRE '96 asking MUSTANG GT '88 5.0h.o., Reading, $1,500 or best of-
$3000 (239)324-3313 head work done, fiomaster fer. Call 863-673-5891
-- exhaust, cold a/c, ps, pb.
BUICK LESABRE '98 needs $3500 (863)675-1433 Iv mg TRUCK TIRES 7-10:00-20
body work, runs good, AC and 2-12:00-20, all mount-
not working but fixable $700 'FourWh eled, 90% rubber. $900 will
as is (863)357-2413 D sell sep (239)657-4569
BUICK REATTA '90 Sports WHEELS Chevy Silverado,
car,2 seater, black, new CHEVY SILVERADO, '93 4x4, new, slotted gray steel, 16",
tires, brakes & struts, needs needs work, $1500. 8 lug, center caps & lug
TLC $950 (863)763-7931 (863)634-3049 nuts, $200. (561)573-3499


I Public notices == =fi _i j
CHEV 3500 PU '92 2 wheel NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
drive, 110K, asking $2500 or
best offer (863)673-5891 l I I Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petitions on July 9, 2008 at 6:00
DODGE 1500 99 ad cab, p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the application is consistent
DODGE 1500 '99 Quad cab, N ..with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code.
5.9 motor, 2wd, auto, 124K, Public Notice 5005
needs AC work, chrome tool State Public mThe recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for final consideration at a public hearing. This
box $3000 (863)801-5801 Legal Notice 5500 hearing will be held on July 22, 2008, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida.
FORD 150 PU '93 crew cab, Copies of the files and information regarding the petitions are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South
runs exc. & looks good, 3 I Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
tool boxes, 5sp. 4wd, a/c, 31 I a E I
S6, $1800 (863)763-6216 All advertised public hearings are subject to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, which states that anyone desiring to appeal decisions made by the Local
Planning Agency and/or the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County may be required to furnish a verbatim (word for word) record of the
FORD F150 '01 V6, Ext cab, INTHE CIRCUITCOURT FOR proceedings that includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
stick, greatcond., 79K, good CIVIL DIVISION Peltition Number: RZ07-0015
AC, all power, $5000 CASENO. 26207CA000973Xx)cxx
(239)289-7637 Must Selll! CITIBANK NA AS TRUSTEE FOR THE Applicant: Ms. Cindy Rodriguez, represented by H.L. Bennett,
FORD RANGER 1988, Did run. MLMI RUST SERIES 2006-HES. PL.S.RE.
Needs starter, or great for vs. Ordinance title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY .
parts. Selling due to health JULIO A. CASOLA; ANGELA CASOLA; COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
$300 Firm. (N63)467-8114 N ANT NO 2; AND ALL UN- FLORIDA, GRANTING A BOUNDARY CHANGE -
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTER- FROM THE RESIDENTIAL, RURAL .
FORD RANGER PU '88 4 cyl, ESTS BY THROUGH, UNDER OR DEVELOPMENT FARM (RRF) ZONING DISTRICT
5 speed, 4x4, good shape, AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO TO THE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) 1 1t
$1000 (863)763-9064 THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIM- ZONING DISTRICT TO ALLOW A RESIDENCE AND
ING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR A VEHICLE REPAIR FACILITY ON 2.24 ACRES:
MAZDA B3000 PICK UP '94 DESCRIBED PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT OF LAW, '
V6, manual trans, extended Defendants SEVERABILITY, SCRIVENER'S ERRORS, AND AN -
cab. $500 or best offer P R EFFECTIVE DATE. -
(239)369-4.235 NOTICE OF SALE i 7' .
(239)369235RSUANTTOHAPTER45 Location: 360 South Arboleda Street, Montura Ranches- -
Join all tie people who NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
say, "I sold It Intha an Order or Summary Final Judgment of Property size: 2.24 acres +/-
floreclosure dated June 9, 2008, and en-, T : .,
Bl ds." ltered in Case No. Request: The applicant is requesting a rezone to allow a residence -
Cor in and r Hendry County, ida, and operate a vehicle repair facility on site.
SprUtliy 4055 S wherein CITIBANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE + .
FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES Legal description of subject property:
RON C 190 C 2006-HE5 is Plaintiff and JULIO A. CA- -
FORD BRONCO II 1990, Cold SOLA; ANGELA CASOLA; UNKNOWN THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE -
best offer. (239)324-2148 2, and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM- AWEST ONE-UARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE- .. .. -
AC. Runs good. $1200 or ANTAL ;UNKUNO ENSAANTMO SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE- L.
besNG INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 27, ... .... S ITE
HONDA PASSPORT '94 4wd OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENRY COUNTY, -, 1 '
THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD .. -
runs good, 5 new tires, bat- TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER- OF THE EAST 30 FEET THEREOF. LESS THE RIGHT OF WAY FOR -
tery, sunroof & much more. THDefendans, I will sell to COUNTY ROAD NO. 833 AS EXISTING. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT -
$2000 neg (863)467-8184 the highest and best bidder for cash at NO.A-15-16 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED ..... .
Sn the Second Floor in front of Ihe Main SUBDIVISION. '
JEEP CHEROKEE '91 3 1/2 Clerk's Office at the Hendry County
lift, manual trans, '05 4.0 en- Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, @ H. L. BENNETT ELOCATIr MAP
n nt in fair nditin LaBelle, FL 33935 at Hendry County, Fo, ,R
Ine not in, fair condition. t T Pie. 0.yA AIA2 1EROR uIOUEZA
not0 condition Florda, at 11:00 a.m. on the 9Ih day ofat BEER..ORIDA33975 coHNDR
800 (239)369-4235 July, 2008, the following described prop-
N ER r as set forth in sad Order or Final
MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, J oment, to-wit:
'99 w/sunroof, leather int., LOT P6 IN BLOCK 203 OF THE GENER- Petition Number: RZ7-0016
new tires & ice cold a/c AL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, Applicant: AEJ Properties, represented by H.L. Bennett, -
$3500 neg. (863)697-8319 AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, PLS., RE.
ACCORDING TO THE PLT THEREOF i RE",
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES AI
!Utlity TrB iBe" 4'065 I 71-78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC Ordinance title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY, COMMISSIONERS OF HENRY COUNTY,- i
FLORIDA, AND, FLORIDA, GRANTING A BOUNDARY CHANGE -
Flat bed, 24' w/19' deck, 5' FROM THE GENERAL AGRICULTURE (A-2) N -
beaver tall, new radial tires, R ELF T 7, ZONING DISTRICT TO THE HIGHWAY AA OF L N
BLOCK 203 OF THE GENERAL PLAN ZONING DISTRICT TO THE HIGHWAY .'
electric over hydraulic brakes OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS RE- COMMERCIAL (C-2) ZONING DISTRICT ON -=: ,.z
$4800 neg. (863)763-8014 VISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, AC- 1.07 ACRES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, Ii:
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF SEVERABILITY, SCRIVENER'S ERRORS, AND -
UTILITY TRAILER 7x12 dbl RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
axle, solid steel, t75 71-78, INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC "
axle, RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
(239)986-0296 FLORIDA AND DESCRIBED AS FOL- Location: 971 West Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL .
LOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7 RUN Property size: 1.07 acres +/-
WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH
UN128 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AND Request: The applicant is requesting a rezone to allow I
CHEVY ASTRO VAN '83 6 PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARDI development of highway commercial uses.
lind $500 OF SAID LOT 7 A DISTANCE OF 18
i e -3071 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY AND PAR- Legal description of subject property: .
-3071 ALLEL TO THE FIRST COURSE HERE-
------------IN A DISTANCE OF 128 FEET TO THE T ---
CHEVY VAN '86 white, short, PLACE BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 7; BEARINGS ARE BASED ON THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 17 .
V6, Auto Zone rebuilt trans, THENCE NORTHERLY TOTHE SAID BEARING N 8e955'22" E (ASSUMED). '
POINT-OF-BEGINNING A DISTANCE OF 7 -
good tires, good work van, 18 FEET DESCRIPTION: THE EAST 148 FEET OF THE NORTH 314 FEET IT i .. -
$900 (863)253-1777 OF THE WEST 248 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE -' -
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST 17 -15=7
CHEVY VAN G20, '90 runs IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE IF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 17, 'ir 7, .. I ", ':.
good, seats 12-14 passen- ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY TOWNSHIP 43S, RANGE 29E, HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA., i lI-- '
good, seats 12-14 passen- OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE LESS THE NORTH 7 FEET THEREOF. .....
gers, $1250 or best offer. LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM .. -
(863)763-1358 WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.". ...
KIA SEDONA 2002 Green In accordance with the Americans willth _
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i t 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Ser- Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
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$249,000 $79,000 Port LaBelle unit 102 $35K o.b.o.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2008-023-CP
IN RE, ESTATE OF
MARY M. GRANT
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mary
M. Grant, deceased, whose date of
death was January 17, 2008, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Hendry
County, Florinda Probate Division, the
address of which is PO. Box 1760,
LaBelle, Rorida 33975. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against deceaent s estate on vhom 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
RRST 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 OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of first publication of this notice
is June 19th, 2008
Personal Representative:
Barbara Grant Ellis
4220 County Road 78
LaBelle, Florida 33935
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Richard D. Cimino, Esquire
Attorney for Barbara Grant Ellis
Florida Bar No. 0996361
4501 Tamiami Trail North
Suite 204
Naples, FL 34103
Telephone: (239 262-1202
Fax: (239) 262-5219
278159 CN 6/19,26/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
'FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-CA-144
ROBIN FEDAS,
Plaintiff
Vs.
CABARET TROPICANA UNDER THE
STARS CORP, a Florida Corporatlin,
SUNTRUST BANK, A Georgia Banking
Corporation
Defendant
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
dated May 6, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 07-CA 144 of the Circuit
Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit
in and for Glades County, Florida
wherein ROBIN FEDAS is the Plaintiff
and CABARET TROPICANA UNDER
THE STARS CORP., a Florida corpo-
ration and SUNTRUST BANK, a Gecr-
gla Banking Corporation are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the front
lobby of the Glades County Court-
house, 500 Avenue J SW, Moore
Haven, FL 33471 at 11 o'clock A.M.
O on the 23rd day of July, 2008, the fol-
towing described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure, to wit
Lot 17 in Block 139, OF THE CITY OR
TOWNSITE OF MOORE HAVEN,
GLADES COUNTY, per recorded
maps or Plats thereof.
Lot 16 in Block 139, OF THE CITY OR
TOWNSITE OF MOORE HAVEN,
GLADES COUNTY, per recorded
maps or Plats thereof.
Dated at Moore Haven, Glades County,
Florida this 4th day of June, 2008.
Joe Flint
As Clerk, Circuit and County Court

As Deputy Clerk
277796 GCD 06/19,26/08


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
OF
EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors of the
Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District will be held on Fri-
day July 11, 2008 at 10.00 a.m. in Commission Chambers, Belle Glade City Hall,
110 S W. Avenue E, Belle Glade, Florida 33430.
The purpose of this public heanng is to hear all objections to the budget as pro-
posed, to make such changes to the proposed budget as the Board of Supervis-
ors deems necessary and to adopt the budget as finally approved by the Board of
Supervisors for the District.
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the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/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 to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability
or physical impairment, should contact the District's Attorney, Charles F
Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting
DATED this 2nd day of June 2008
BY Charles F Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District
276805 BGS 6/19,26/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 08-583 DR
Lianna Chabrier
Petitioner
and
Andres Cristobal Granados
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Andres Cristobal Granados
1550 Old US27 #148
Clewiston, FL 33440
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Lianna
Chabrier, whose address is 740 N. Co-
ral Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 on or
before July 14, 2008, and file the origi-
nal with the Hendry County Clerk of the
Circuit Court at RO. Box 1760, La-
Belle, FL 33935 before service on Peti-
tioner or immediately thereafter If you
fail to do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit's Court's office.
You may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit's
Court's office notified of your current
address, (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
clerk's office
WARNING Rule 12285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleadings.
DATED: June 5, 2008
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ Hammond
Deputy Clerk
277356 CN 6/12,19,26;7/3/08


NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
06/28/2008 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelte, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned by.
Martha Dull & David Carlson K-2
Tables, chair, misc items
Jerlcoe Phillips J-6
Tires, washer, misc. items
Vicki McGinnis E-18
Furniture, TV, misc. items
Kurt Webster E-1
Furniture, misc. household items
Donna Nicholls Unit 515
Furniture, misc. household items
Sylvia Garcia Unit K-3
Microwave, misc. items
Aracely Rodqiquez Unit 45
Washer, dryer, table, chairs,
sofa, barbecue qrill
Esmerelda Gallegos -Unit J-59
Furniture, TV misc items
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278606 CN 6/19,26/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through the United States Department
of Agriculture, Rural Development,
f/K/a Farmers Home Administration,
Plautiff
vs.
AL. NEWELL, heir and lineal descendant
of EDDIE DOBBS and heir of SALLY
HANES, both Deceased; HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA; Any and all un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees, as-
signees, trustees, or other claimants
claiming by through, under or against
the Estate of EDDIE DOBBS, De-
ceased; Any and all unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, or other claimants
claiming by through, under or against
the Estate of SALLY HAYES, De-
ceased, and STATE OF FLORIDA, DE-
PARTMENT OF REVENUE,
Defendants
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure entered on May 27, 2008, and
this Court's Order Setting Foreclosure
Sale entered on June 18, 2008, by the
above entitled Court in the above
styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of
Court or any of his duly authorized
deputies, will sell the property situated
in Orange County, Florida, described
as
Lot 24, Block 2171, Unit 4, PORT LA-
BELLE, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 86
through 102, inclusive, Public Records
of Hendry County Florida.
at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash on July 16, 2008, at
1100 A.M., at the Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida (take thire
elevator by the Tax Collector's Office to
the 2nd Floor), subject to all ad valo-
rem taxes and assessments for the
real property described above.
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 MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE,
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PER-
SONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, 1700
MONROE STREET, 3RD FLOOR, FORT
MYERS, FLORIDA 33901, TELEPHONE
(941) 335-2299, WITHIN TWO (2)
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE. IF HEARING IM-
PAIRED, JTDD) 1-800-955-8771, OR
VOICE V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE.
DATED on June 19, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Office Box 1760
LaBelle, FL 33975
BY./s/ S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
279533 CGS 6/26;7/3/08
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
S h. I i, I. 1 1. ,1 i n m 1 11
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
ThuaJau neb26. i at 5:00 PM.
at Tihe Greenlre South Community
Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County.
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person or persons wishing to -vp'Il
any decision made at such us i",i
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based,
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Prolit
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING
OF DEVILS GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
DEVILS GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a
Meeting of the Landowners' of DEVILS GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
be held on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at the office of Alico, Inc., 640
South Main Street, La Belle, Fionda, for the purpose of:
1. Electing Supervisors:
2. Receiving Annual Reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
Landowners may determine: and
3 Transacting such other business as may property 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 public meeting herein referred, he or she may need
to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
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DATED this 2nd day of June 2008.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
DEVILS GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
276826 CN 6/19.26/08



NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS
OF CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of the Cle-
wiston Drainage District, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of the Clewiston
Drainage Oistnct, for the year 2008, will be held in the office of the Distnct, 350
West Arroyo Avenue. Hendry County, Clewiston, Rorida, on Tuesday, July 15,
2008 at 1:30 RM, for the purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action there to as the landowners
may determine
3. Transacting such other business that may come before the landowners.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
James Pittman
Supervisor
279397 CN 6/26;7/3/08


NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES OF
THE BARRON-HILLIARD-ALICO COOPERATIVE DRAINAGE PLAN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Meeting of the Trustees of THE BARRON-HIL-
LIARD-ALICO COOPERATIVE PLAN will be held on Monday, June 30, 2008 at
12:00 RM. at the office of Alico, Inc., 640 South Main Street, La Belle, Flonda.
The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come be-
fore the Trustees.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Trustees with respect to any matter
considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the
District Administrator at (863) 675-2966 at least five (5) days prior to the date of
the proceeding,
DATED this 4th ay of June 2008.
TRUSTEES OF THE BARRON-HILLIARD-ALICO
COOPERATIVE DRAINAGE PLAN
277169 CN 6/26/08
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NOTICE OF MEE
SUPERVISORS OF DEVILS I
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that th
ILS GARDEN WATER CONTROL DIST
t1110:30 A.M. at the office of Alice, Inc
The purpose of this meeting is to t
before the Board.
If a person decides to appeal the de
to any matter considered at the public
to ensure that a verbatim record of th
the testimony and evidence upon which
Pursuant to the provisions of the I
quiring special accommodation to pa
District Administrator at (863) 675-2
the proceeding.
DATED this 2nd day of June 2008.


6N C8 28672 /26/08


NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hand County osital Authori
Board of irectoswlcndtth


monthly business meeting on Thursday,
July 3rd at 2:00 p.m. In the Conference
Room of Hendry Regional Convenient
Care Center located at 450 S. Main
Street, LaBelle, Florida.
279152 CN 6/26/08
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Finance
Committee will conduct their monthly
business meeting on Thursday, July 3rd
at 1pm in thie Conference Room of Hend-
I convenient Care Center lo-
,,.i S. Main Street, LaBelle,
Florida.
279153 CN 06/26/08
PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and Intent to sell these ve-
hicles on 07/11/2008, 10:00 anm at 4
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78
ol irs Florida Slatules. TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY reserves the right to ac-
cept or reject any and/or all bids.
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3VWSA29M2XM079800
279118 CN 6/26/08

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go? It can go even faster
when you sell It In the
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GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ie Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of DEV-
TRICT will hbe held nn Mondavy June 30. 2008


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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court of Hendry County, lorida, on the 23rd day of June 2006, in the cause
wherein Hector Roque de Escobar is plaintiff and Gilberto Cendelas and Condo-
jas Enterprises, Inc is defendant, being case number 2002-965CA. in said court,
I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the
right, title and interest of the defendant Gllberto Cendejas and Cendejas Enter-
prises, Inc, in and to the following described property, to-wit:
A 40,07 acre tract of land in Sections 21 and 22, Township 43 South, Range 31
East, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence
at the Southwest comer of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East and
run N 03 53'53" W, along the West line of said Section 22, distance of 249.13
feet to the Point of Beginning of the tract of land herein described; thence N 88
01' 10' E a distance of 789.58 feet; thence N 0 05'13" E a distance of 1,160.00
feel: thence S 88 01'10" We a distance of 1,455.32 feet; thence S 07 09'36" W
a distance of 1,174.16 feet: thence N 88 01'10" E a distance of 810.42 feet to
the point of Beginning.
Subject to a 40 foot Roadway Easement along the South side and a 60 foot Road-
way Easement along the East side thereof
More commonly referred to as; 3350 15th Street, Pioneer Plantatbon, Hendry
County. Florida.
And on the 241h day of July, 2008. in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
house. LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible,
I will offer for sale all the said defendant. Gilberto Cendejas and Cendejas Enter-
prises, Inc, right, title and interest in the aforesaid real property, at public auction
and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judg-
ments, it any, to the highest bidder, with the proceeds to be applied as far as may
be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
Captain Andy Lewis
278074 CN 6/19,26;7/3,10/08



SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
Oryx Crude Trading and Transportation (TB-32) PO Box 1330, Huston, TX 77251,
has submitted Application 080515-13 for renewal of Water Use Permit
26-00715-W for an industrial water supply for aquifer remediation. The water will
be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 32,
Township 45 South, Range 29 East.
Lee County Solid Waste Division (Lee/Hendry County Regional Solid Waste Disposal
Facility) 10500 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers, FL 33905, has submitted Applica-
tion 080529-10 for a Water Use Permit to dowater on undeveloped lands. The
water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in
Section 4,9,16, Township 45 South, Range 28 East
Morris E and Betty L Ridgdill (Sunshine Lake Estates No 2) PO Box 448, Clewiston,
FL 33440, has submitted Application 080513-9 for modification of Environmental
Resource Permit 26-00595-P for 114 acres of residential lands. The water will be
discharged to the Industrial Canal via an onsite lake and the project is located in
Section 23, Township 43 South, Range 34 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
stalt report must be requestedtn order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report.
279385 CGS 6/26/08


c. 640 South Maln Street La Belle, Florida. NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING
ransact any and all business which may come OF COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
cision of the Board of Supervisors with respect NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
c meeting herein referred, lie or she may need COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a
ie proceedings is made, which record Includes Meeting of the Landowners' of COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
ch the appeal is based. be held on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 11:00 A.M, at the office of Alico, Inc., 640
Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re- South Main Street, La Belle, Florida, for the purpose of:
participate in this proceeding should contact the
2966 at least five (5) days prior to the date of 1, Electing Supervisors;
2. Receiving Annual Reports and taking such action witil respect thereto as the
Landowners may determine; and
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
DEVILS GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 3, Transacting sich other business as may properly come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of thie Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, Ithe or she may need
i c Ii I to Insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
hie testimony and evidence upon wiiclh toe appea Is based,
Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person re qlr-
ing special accommodation to participate In this proceeding should contact the Ds-
ri SUBCONTRACTOR WORKSHOP trict at (863) 675-2966 at least live (5) days prior to the date of proceeding,
hlr .. DATE this 2nd day ol June 2008.


eor othe Construction of Hendi y County
Emergency Operations Center, La-
Belle, FL, Matiews Construction as
Construction Manager in conjunc-
tion with BSSW Architects will hold
a SubContractor workshop June
30th, 10am at Dallas Townsend Ag
Building 1085 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle,
FL 33935 to solicit skilled Commer-
cial Construction trades and provide
Information to potential bidders.
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276820 CN 6/19,26/08


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT


NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS OF COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that tire Meeting of the Board of Supervisors ol COL-
LINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held on Monday, June 30, 2008
at 11:30 A.M. at the office ol Alico, Inc., 640 South Main Street, La Belle, Florida.
Tlte purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come
before there Board.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public meeting tlerein referred, lie or she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record Includes
the testimony and evidence upon which thie appeal is based,
Pursuan ito lihe provisions of tie Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
quiring special accommodation to participate In tirs proceeding should contact tOile
District Administrator at (863) 675-2966 at least live (5) days prior to the date of
tile proceeding.
DATED tits 2nd day of June 2008.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
By: Robert M, Bogart, Secretary
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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court of Hendry County, Florida, on the 23rd day of June 2006, in the cause
wherein Anals Hernandez is plaintiff and Gilberto Cendejas and Cendejas Enter-
prises, Inc is defendant, being case number 2002-965CA. in said court, I, Ronald
Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title
and interest of the defendant GIlberto Cendejas and Cendejas Enterprises, Inc,
in and to the following described property, to-wit
A 40.07 acre tract of land in Sections 21 and 22, Township 43 South, Range 31
East, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence
at the Southwest comer of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East and
run N 03 53'53" W, along the West line of said Section 22, distance of 249.13
feet to the Point of Beginning of the tract of land herein described; thence N 88
01' 10' E a distance of 789.58 feet; thence N 0 05'13' E a distance of 1,160.00
feet; thence S 88 01'10' W a distance of 1,455.32 feet thence S 07 09'36" W
a distance of 1,174.16 feet thence N 88 01'10" E a distance of 810.42 feet to
the point of Beginning.
Subject to a 40 foot Roadway Easement along the South side and a 60 foot Road-
way Easement along the East side thereof.
More commonly referred to as ,3350 15th Street, Pioneer Plantation, -Hendry
County, Florida.
And on the 24th day of July, 2008, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
house, LaBelle, Forida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible,
I will offer for sale all the said defendant, Gilberto Cendejas and Cendejas Enter-
prises, Inc, right, title and interest in the aforesaid real property, at public auction
and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judg-
ments, if any, to the highest bidder, with the proceeds to be applied as far as may
be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
Captain Andy Lewis
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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
CITY OF SOUTH BAY
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES
The City of South Bay is seeking qualification submissions for Professional Engi-
needng Services. South Bay is a small municipality in Palm Beach County Florida.
The scope of engineering service will include, but not be limited to water, sewer,
having and drainage. Deadline for submission is July 25, 2008 at 3:00 O'clock
RM. to the City clerk at 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Forida 33493.
Qualification submittals should include the following information:
Name, address, phone number, fax number and contact information for the firm. Re-
sume and qualifications of principals and any professional staff anticipated to be
assigned to a project,
Description of projects completed in similar communities.
List of References with contact name and phone number.
Summary of the mission and business philosophy of the firm. (In a paragraph or
two, tell us about yourselves) Include a description of the corporate structure, if
the firm is local regional or nationals.
Note previous work done with CCRT and/or CDBG funds. Note experience with ob-
taining and managing grants.
The City of South Bay reserves the rights, in the City's sole and absolute discretion,
to reject any and all proposals, to wave any irregularities, or to accept that propo-
sal or combination of proposals that in the City's sole and absolute judgment, will
under all circumstances, best serve the City,
279520 CGS 6/26;7/3/08



SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Glades County:
City Of Moore Haven (Moore Haven Stormwater Improvements fe/a Ranch Lake Es-
tates) 299 Riverside Drive, Moore Haven, FL 33471, has submitted Application
060822-14 for an Environmental Resource Permit for 248,55 acres of residential
lands. The water will be discharged to the Caloosahatchee River and the project is
located in Section 11, Township 42 South, Range 32 East.
J H Peeples Ranch LLC and Emma L Peoples Trust Dated Nov 6, 1991 (C & R Mo-
tor Sports Park LLC) 45 JHP Road Venus, FL 33960, has submitted Application
080430-15 for an Environmental Resource Permit for 663 acres of commercial
lands, The water will be discharged onsite and the project is located in Section 4,
Township 40 South, Range 30 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, AttnEnviron-
nmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised ofl further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report.
279391 CGS 6/26/08I



EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING
&
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIS-
TRICT that ursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the EVER-
GLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT will be
held on Friday, July 11, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in Commission Chambers, Belle Glade
City Hall, 110 S.W. Avenue E, Belle Glade, Florida 33430, for the following purpos-
1. Receiving annual reports, reviewing the budget and taking such action with
respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and
2. Transaction such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
The Board o Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2008-2009 and to trans-
act aiy and all business that may come before the Board. *
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will need a record of
lie proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a ver-
ballm record of the proceedings Is made, which record Includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based.
Pursuant to tirhe provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
quiring special accommodations to participate In this meeting, because of a
disabiity or physical imtpairment, should contact the District's Attorney, Charles F
Schooch, at 561-655-020 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this 2nd day of June 2008.
BY: Charles F Schoech, Asst, Secretary and Counsel to the District
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Wetter weather brings unwanted visitors


By Roxanne Connelly,
Extension Service
Entomologist and Dan
Culbert, Extension
Horticultural Agent
UF/IFAS Extension
Service
You don't "see 'em, but you
sure feel 'em!"
Anyone who spends time out
of doors fondly remembers the
dry weather of a few weeks ago.
Ranchers, gardeners, fisher-
men and anyone who spends
time in the great outdoors has
probably noticed that those un-
welcome seasonal visitors have
finally arrived.
When soils become moist and
temperatures rise, these small
mosquito relatives fly out of the
wetlands, looking for a little sip of
blood.
They can't be seen, but they
sure can be felt, with sharp biting
pain whenever folks are' outside,
especially at dawn and dusk.
Locals call them no-see-ems,
but University of Florida Entomol-
ogists are likely to identify these
as biting midges.
Biting midges can be a nui-
sance to. anyone who spends
time outdoors during early morn-
ing and evenings.
Even during the daytime on
still, cloudy days they will readily
inflict irritating, painful, bites.
For some, their feeding can
cause long-lasting painful lesions
on exposed skin.

The invisible life
Biting midges are sometimes
incorrectly referred to as sand
flies, but true sand flies are a dif-
ferent group on insects.
Besides mosquitos, another
group of flies that can appear
under current weather condi-
tions are non-biting blind mos-
quitos that go by the local name
of "chizzywinks". (I wrote about
these critters a few years ago -
contact us if you want to see that
article.)
There are over 4,000 species
of biting midges. One genus, Cu-
licoides, has over a thousand dif-
ferent species world-wide, with
47 species known in Florida.
Some are commonly fond of cer-
tain habitats; any visit to Florida
salt marshes will produce welts


from many different kinds of no-
see-ems.
The eggs are very small about
0.25 mm long and laid on moist
soil. Some species can lay up to
450 eggs per batch and as many
as seven batches in a lifespan.
Eggs typically hatch within two to
10 days of being laid, depending
on the species and temperature.
Larvae are worm-like, creamy
white, and 1/16" to 1/8" [2-5 mm]
long.
Some of the larva of tropical
species lives in rotting fruit, bro-
meliads, and other water-holding
plants.
Other larval habitats include
mud, sand, and debris at edges
of ponds, lakes and springs, tree
holes, and slime-covered bark.
Local species typically feed on
small organisms close to the wa-
ter's surface.
The larval stage can last from
two weeks to a year, depending
on the species, temperatures, and
geographic area.
The resting pupa of these
midges is pale yellow to light or
dark brown.
During this 2-3 day resting pe-
riod, these insects change into air-
borne biting midges.
As they emerge, the new adult
males and females both feed on
nectar.
But the females will be looking
for blood primarily around dawn
and dusk required for her eggs
to mature..
Adult no-see-ums are gray and
less than 1/8 inch long.
Their two wings are hairy and
have color patterns that help to
identify species.
If you are able to see one up
close, their large compound eyes
more or less cover the entire front
of their head above their anten-
nae.
The mouthparts have cutting
teeth for blood-sucking in fe-
males, but not in males.
Biting midges are primarily a
nuisance.
The major medical issue asso-
ciated with them is allergic reac-
tions to the bites.
However, like other blood
feeding flies, some Culicoides
species carry pathogens that can
cause disease in humans and ani-
mals.
One species [C. sonorensis]
can transmit the bluetongue vi-


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Unwanted pests like mosquitoes begin breeding when the right conditions, such as standing water, and temperatures rise.


rus, a serious disease of sheep
and cattle. (Request the new UF
fact sheet on Bluetongue: http://
edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN768)

Living with these
Invisible pests
On a large scale basis, efforts to
reduce no-see-ums involve either
flooding or draining wetlands and
the use of chemical pesticides.
Currently, larval habitats of
biting midges are not targeted in
public control efforts because lots
of area would need to be drained
or flooded to result in reduced
no-see-ems.
Likewise some negative envi-
ronmental impacts would also be
the result.
Using pesticides against adult
no-see-ems is not efficient. It
would mean daily insecticide ap-


plications, and this will be expen-
sive and may harm the environ-
ment.
Bite prevention is the preferred
way of dealing with these pests.
Around the home, if you can't
(or don't want to) stay indoors at
dawn or dusk, try using special
screening to exclude these flies
from porches and homes.
Most biting midges can pass
through 16-mesh insect wire
screen and netting, so a smaller
mesh size is required (i.e., choose
a screen with a larger mesh num-
ber to get smaller holes to keep
out no-see-ums.)
Since smaller mesh screens
limit air flow, an alternative is to
treat screens with a long-lasting
insecticide that will be fatal to
the no-see-ums that land on the
screen. Another option is to use
fans to keep them away.


Removal traps for limited no-
see-em relief in isolated areas use
C02 as an'attractant; they lure the
biting midges to an insecticide-
treated target.
Research from the UF/IFAS
Florida Medical Entomology Lab-
oratory showed no-see-em popu-
lations were reduced for short
periods of time.
However this method is ex-
pensive and best used by where
pest control personnel
So if you are going to be out
with the bugs, wear protective
clothing and use insect repel-
lents.
Choose lighter colored gar-
ments and those with long
sleeved pants and shirts. Consider
hats with fine meshed netting.
Insect repellents containing
DEET typically are also labeled for
use against no-see-ums.


There are some new repellents
that may be tried please request
the UF bulletin on mosquito re-
pellents http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/
IN419 for the latest research on
these products.
Use them before exposure to
the biting midges, and apply ac-
cording to the label.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu.
If you need additional infor-
mation on biting midges (a.k.a.
no-see-ums), please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at 863-763-6469.
Local residents can stop by
our office at 458 Hwy 98 North
in Okeechobee, and visit our
Okeechobee County Master Gar-
deners from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tues-
day afternoons.


A useful and informative top ten list for the summer


If there is one thing I love, it's
a good top ten list, especially one
that involves food. And when it's
a list that gets me salivating and
helps me lose a few at the same
time, what's not to LOVE about
that? Here then are the top ten
skinny foods for summer. This is
the stuff you'll want to buy, eat,
keep in your pantry or fridge and
make sure you return to often.
Let this be your healthiest (and
skinniest!) summer ever!
1) Life is a Bowl of Cherries.
Cherries boast an alphabetical
punch of vitamins A, C, and E as
well as phytochemicals that help
block the formation of breast,
lung, liver, stomach and skin can-
cers. Add the fiber factor and the
medicinal properties that help
fight gout, and you can't say no
to cherries!
2) Melon Mania. Cantaloupe,
AKA Muskmelon, is chocked full
of potassium, vitamin C and beta
carotene. If that weren't enough,
how about some disease fighting
properties that help you control
blood pressure, protect against
cancer and lower your choles-
terol? Cool sliced cantaloupe is a
terrific way to start your day!
3) Beet It. Another colorful
entry into the top skinny foods
from summer is, believe it or not,
BEETS. Yes, beets. Not the icky
pickled kind found on salad bars
that no one touches, the fresh
variety. They're at their peak in
summer months and both the
greens and the bulb can be eat-
en. Yes, they can stave off cancer
and are folate-rich, an essential
nutrient for fighting birth defects.
Grate the purple part into your
salad and chop the tops, saut6
in olive and garlic for a satisfying
side dish.
4) Big on Basil. Who can say
no to fresh basil, sliced tomatoes
and fresh mozzarella drizzled
with olive oil in the middle of
summer? Not me! But basil is
more than a fabulous summer
flavor; it too, helps prevent can-
cerous changes in cells. Add to
that the digestive benefit of help-


ing to quell gaseous spasms (you
know what I'm trying to discreet-
ly suggest), you have one of na-
ture's most powerful herbs.
5) Provocative Avocados.
Don't freak out -- I know they
have a lot of fat. But a little goes
a long way and the monounsatu-
rated fats that are in there help
improve triglyceride levels and
bring down cholesterol. Bring
on the guacamole -- I make mine
with minced red onion, chopped
cilantro, lime juice and a dash of
chipotle salsa -- viva los avoca-
dos!
6) Okra-at-home-a. In the


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South, we deep-fry it, but don't
you do that if you want the health
and nutrition benefits of lovely
okra. Try sauteing it in a little ol-
ive oil with some garlic for a taste
treat. Okra is full of glutathione,
a compound that attacks cancer.
Additionally, the vitamin C con-
tent is nothing to sneeze at, nor is
the magnesium or fiber!
7) Onion rings. Not the kind
you're thinking. I'm talking fresh
-- the kind you chop, cook, saut6
or eat raw in rings. Onions may
help lower blood pressure, relieve
congestion and reduce inflam-
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risk of cancer. And when you add
to that the fact that they are both
cheap and low in calories, let's
eat onions on everything. Got
Tic-Tacs?
8) Pick Parsley. Yes, plain or-
dinary parsley makes the list.
You can chop this up, keep it in
the fridge and scatter it atop any-
thing. Did you know parsley can
help relieve a urinary tract infec-
tion as well as help with PMS?
Oh yes, but wait there's more. It's
also full of vitamin C, folate and
can help you freshen your breath
(that's kinda important if you're
eating lots of number 7!).


9) Pine for Pineapple. This
wonderful tropical fruit is known
for its digestive improvement ca-
pabilities -- supplement compa-
nies even sell pineapple enzymes.


It's also helpful for keeping bones
strong (lots of manganese), fight-
ing colds (tons of vitamin C) and
lowering the risk of cancer and
heart disease.


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Central Elementary School Honor Roll


"A" Honor Roll
KG: (E Honor Roll)
Ms. Berner: Alfredo Aviles Jr,
,Michael Crum, Aracely Hurtado,
'Jylia Jackson, Yajaira Negrete,
Kayla Nieto, John Paul Vann. Ms.
Crawford: Cooper Bodie, Eliza-
beth Chavero, Thomas Darden,
.Caleb Frey, Orion Haneboutta,
,Victor Leon, Jazmin Oliva-Garcia,
'Rey Paniagua, Roberto Perez,
Jada Pope, Alex Samerdyke,
Betty Sanchez, Hector Serrano,
Dawnya Washington. Ms. A.


Jones: Cesar DePaz, hJuan Galvan,
Roberto Vega, Emily Vergez, Dl)a-
vid Warren, Aylin Xenes. Ms. M.
Jones: Keiler Bonilla, Duarick Bry-
ant, Crystal Carmona, Ruby Her-
nandez, Noah McCray, Gustavo
Morales, Daniela Sierra, Harlee
Whitehead
Ms. Owens: Taleria Allen,
Haile Barraza, Henry Coreano,
James Davis, John Flores, Nicole
Roth, Kylie Tarter, Juan Vera. Ms.
Shelton: Taiyla Mozoul, Thania
Olvera.


First grade
Ms. Brown: Hector Chavez,
Kevin Noel, Francisco Pardo, Su-
san Rodriguez. Ms. Burkhlour: Do-
navon Taylor
Ms. Campbell: Martin Paredes.
Mr. Co: Cristobal Antonio, Norma
Chairez, Marcelina Mendoza, Nao-
mi Millan, Alejandro Rodriguez,
Dania Toledo, Juvenal Velazques.
Ms. Morrell: Jon Basquin, Gray-
son Brooks, Camryn Curry, Han-
nah Hayes, Kale Knaack, Kytrina
Lawson. Ms. Pearson: Aileen Val-


dez, Cassandra. Whitehead. Ms.
Scruggs: Michael Ison.
Second grade
Mr. Canmmann: Selena Gon-
zalez, Jordan Hatton, Soraya
Martinez. Ms. Gooch: Adamali
Delacruz, Esperanza DeSantiago.
Mr. Mountain: Shaige Brissett,
Jade Bryan, Ramiro DeSantiago,
Guadalupe Lopez, Casey Wrisley.
Ms. Thebolt: Dhalia Alanis, Salena
Carreno, Martha Horta, Edgar Lo-
pez. Ms. Walendzik: Mary Crum,
Anthony Lawson Jr, Amanda


Pereiro.
Third grade
Ms. Butler: Hannah Barraza,
Noah Lawson, Tylyn Tarter. Ms.
Meadows: Joel McCray.
Fourth grade
Ms. Cammann: Alyssa Avant,
Stannira Butler, Katherine Chang,
Kyle Mann, Savannah Martinez,
Samuel Rivera, Rosicela Villatoro,
Davis Witt. Ms. Carlson: Yobani
Maldonado. Ms. Carter: Jahmalie
Bess, Ankit Patel, Maria Sierra,
Guadalupe Trevina, Julio Valdez.


Fifth grade
Mr. Burlison: Daniel Martinez,
Rachel Morrell, Jesus Ramirez,
Kimberly Zamora. Ms. Burroughs/
Ms. Mahoney: Kimberly Mesa,
Ced'Kerria Millner, Leticia Rico.
Ms. Gary: Valeria Cerda, Belkis
Mejia, Amado Perez, Kayla Rosen.
Mr. Walker: Frederick Brooks, Eric
Delatorre, Ana Rangel, Vanessa C.
Rodriguez.


School Happenings


New Fundraiser
PTO has a new fundraiser,
Recycle for Education! Please
encourage your students to col-
lect phones and empty inkjet
and toner cartridges. A collection


box has been placed in the front
office. Unfortunately we have
started this fundraiser a bit late in
the school year, but hope to get
this really going next school year
and plan to have a contest for the


class that collects the most.
This is an easy fund raising
program (like Boxtops). It's easy
because there is absolutely no in-
vestment. To raise funds through
this program we just collect empty


printer Inkjet and Toner cartridges
and used cell phones. They pay
us cash for all listed cartridges
and cell phones we collect. They
have sent us collection boxes and
shipping supplies free so there


are no costs. They accept most
printer ink and toner cartridges,
Laser fax cartridges and desktop
copier cartridges including the
Canon PC line of copiers. You can
look up exactly which are accept-


ed on the web site: http://www.
recycle4charity.com.
Every year over 400 million cell
phones, inkjet and toner cartridg-
es are thrown away, lets recycle
and earn money for Westside.


Submitted photo
Field Trip
36 Ahfachkee School students from the Seminole Tribe and their teachers took a field trip
to the Clewiston Library.


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Princesses perform
The girls choreographed a dance presentation and learned new songs. All the beautiful
princesses presented the dance and a song for their parents at the conclusion of the day.
For more information on Girl Scouts in Clewiston, call Barbara Van Essen at the Girl Scout
Service Center at 1-800-586-3186 ext. 404.

"Whn ounee asevic. uf *a roes ioa!


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are cordially invited to
"The Republican Hoedown",
Barron Park, LaBelle
June 28. 2008 from 11 a.m to 2 n.m.
Meet Republican candidates and enjoy music
with a FREE lunch and prize drawings!


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History Lesson
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NAPLES, FL., June 12, 2008 -
The Southwest Florida Economic
Development Partners, a new ini-
tiative of economic development
executives and other key stake-
holders working on regional mar-
keting and branding opportunities
for Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Saraso-
ta, Glades and Hendry counties,
is seeking responses to a Request
for Qualifications (RFQ) for firms
that possess an expertise in devel-
oping new regional branding and
marketing campaigns.
"The focus of the regional
economic development initiative
is the recruitment, retention and


creation of high-wage jobs in tar-
geted high technology industry
clusters, such as health, life and
environmental sciences, infor-
mation technology, and specialty
manufacturing," said Tammie
Nemecek, President of the Eco-
nomic Development Council of
Collier County.
The firm selected for this RFQ
will have the ability to understand
the various communities in the
region, along with the unique as-
sets and infrastructure and join
these together into an image that
effectively demonstrates the re-
gional ability to attract and grow


the select business clusters that
will produce high-wage jobs and
diversify the region's economy.
"There is a need to attract high-
paying industries to diversify the
regional economy," said Dr. Rich-
ard Pegnetter, Founding Dean of
the Lugert College of Business at
Florida Gulf Coast University.
The Southwest Florida Eco-
nomic Development Partners is
seeking firms to provide a scope
of services that will include facili-
tating a half day or full day meet-
ing with representatives from the
economic development organiza-
tions throughout the region and a


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Creation
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Development
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region. The plan will include a@
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All proposals must be submit'
ogo art- ted electronically to the Southweslt
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Progress in Bee Branch Bridge replacement


Glades County
The Bee Branch River Bridge
on C.R. 720 in Muse is closed for
demolition and replacement by a
new wider bridge scheduled to
open on or before Monday,
Ano 18 Durinu the coming


infrastructure for the new bridge.
The detour route for motorists
traveling west on C.R. 720 is Fern-
wood Road (1 mile) to Crescent
Acres Road (3.5 miles) to State
Road 78 (4.8 miles) to Kirby Road
(0.2 miles) to Kirby Thompson
Roadr (5 mrilsc) and hackrl tro weCt-


720 can cross the river by taking
Kirby Thompson Road to Kirby
Road to State Road 78 to Cres-
cent Acres Road to Fernwood
Road and back to C.R. 720 east-
bound. Motorists are reminded
to drive with caution and to obey
th e noted sneed limits along the


Road. In addition to a new bridge,
the project includes paved shpul-
ders and sodding on roadway
approaches to the bridge,. new
guardrails, new signs and pave-
ment markings.


week crews will continue to de- bound C.R. 720. detour route that includes an un- Pittsfield Construction, Inc. is .. Glades Metro Connection TietrO
molish the old bridge and install Motorists traveling east on C.R. paved section of Crescent Acres the contractor. la 1 i .s. MarhCI a FL3340 unimit Yourself.
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Florida drivers are now running on empty ?:&-'.^ ..................


The number of Sunshine State
Drivers running out of gas on the
highway skyrocketed nearly 35
percent in the first five months
of 2008 compared to the same
time last year -- according to the
Allstate Motor Club.
From January through May of
2008, Florida drivers called the
motor club for fuel delivery 253
times.
Nationwide, calls to Allstate
Motor Club for running out of
gas are up by 52 percent for the
first months of 2008 over the
same time last year.
"We can't directly correlate
this rise in the number of people
running out of gas to the rise in


prices at the pump, but anecdot-
ally we know that consumers are
trying hard to stretch their dol-
lar and sometimes that means
stretching fuel into fumes," said
Phil Lawson, Field Vice Presi-
dent Florida Region.
"Drivers should remember
running out of gas on the high-
way can be a lot more than an
inconvenience; it can be hazard-
ous."
The average wait time for a
can of gas is half an hour, but
more troublesome than the has-
sle is the danger of being stuck
on the road.
According to the roadside as-
sistance experts at Allstate Motor


Club, running out of gas increas-
es the risk of much more serious
accidents for the driver with the
empty tank and other motorists
that suddenly have to maneuver
around the mistake.
If you find yourself out of
gas, Allstate Motor Club recom-
mends remembering your own
safety first.
If you feel your car running
out of gas, get off the road.
Pulling your car to the curb
will help keep you, your passen-
gers and your vehicle from be-
coming traffic hazards and help
keep you safe.
If you run out of gas in traf-
fic, stay in your vehicle until you


are absolutely certain it is safe to
get out of the vehicle.
Push your vehicle to the side
of the road only after you are
clear of other cars and you are
sure it is safe.
Call for help after you and
your passengers are in a secure
location.
If you do not have a roadside,
assistance membership, many
states and municipalities have
emergency roadside assistance
services that may help get you
and your car out of harm's way.


Lunch and Learn on Breast Cancer at HRMC


If you knew that spending one free "Listen and Learn Luncheon"
hour out of your busy day might to educate women on breast can-
prolong your life, would you sac- cer.
rifice the time if not for yourself, That's right - a free luncheon
how about for your family? for you ladies to learn more about
Take some a few moments to breast cancer.
learn about your health. Hendry ..Everyone knows that breast
-- Regional Medical Center, along-.eancer isserious, and the best de-
with Dr. Dan Mobed, one of its fense against the disease is early
General Surgeons, is hosting a detection.


This year, an estimated 183,000
women will be diagnosed with
breast cancer, and approximately
41,000 of those women will die of
the disease.
Taking the time to educate
yo i.s.lf might keep you from be-
coming a statistic.
Plan to join Dr. Dan Mobed on
Wednesday, July 16th from 12:15


to 1:15 at Hendry Regional Medi-
cal Center's conference room.
Spend your lunch hour learn-
ing more about breast cancer,
as Dr. Mobed discusses self-
exam tips, mammograms, and
the symptoms and treatments of
breast cancer.
Seating is limited; call 863-983-
2721 to reserve your seat.


Officials say Lake wildfire finally 'dead out'


Fires on the lake
finally out, after two
months

GLADES COUNTY After
burning for nearly two months,
wildfire inside Lake Okeechobee
is controlled or "dead out," ac-
cording to the Florida Division of
Forestry.
On Tuesday, the DOF reported
the Myakka Cut Wildfire inside
Lake Okeechobee was controlled
at 38,000 acres.


The wildfire was first reported
2 miles inside the lake on May 2,
2008 at 10:20 a.m.
The fire was controlled on
Monday, June 23, 2008 at 10 a.m.
The DOF's fixed wing aircraft
flew the entire area and reported
that there was no visible smoke
or activity inside the lake.
The Florida Division of Forestry
would like to thank the following
agencies for their tireless efforts in
actively fighting and continuously
monitoring this wildfire: Glades
County Fire/Rescue, South Flor-


ida Water Management District,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Clewiston Fire Rescue, Florida
Department of Agriculture, Flor-
ida Department of Transporta-
tion, Florida Highway Patrol and
Glades County Sheriff. Without
everyone's collaboration and co-
operation this wildfire could have
been more of a threat to the com-
munities that border the lake.
The fire proved a pest to the
neighboring communities of the
lake, filling the early morning
skies with thick fog -- which was


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"What Impressed me the most was the staff's friendliness and willingness to help."
patient survey response J


We invite you to take a closer look at G lades General
Hospital. We continue to provide quality healthcare, courteous
and attentive staff right here at home, but to serve you even better,


we have made a few changes:

* In our newly renovated
Endoscopic Suite within
our surgery department,
endoscopic procedures are
performed with state-of-the-
art equipment. Glades General
HoFspital's Surgery Department
is designed and r.tkl to
handle procedures i.ingiii-
fi-om minor outpatient surgery
to major, same-day-admit
surgery in our three, filly-,
equipped surgical suites.

Glades General Hospital has
recently purchased new
diagnostic equipment which
plays a vital role in diagnosing
and treating illnesses and
managing patients' care
from door to discharge.
These state-of-ithe-art
tehnol,,gy updates include:
electronic medication
dispensing system
electronic nursing/physician
documentation system
GE light-speed CT scanner


electronic patient
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fihuless radiology system
wireless, bedside registration
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in mind to make Glades
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a murkier proposition, is what
this means for Clewiston.
Can a town that has relied on
agriculture survive with the de-
parture of its largest employer?
"I think that, like most people,
I was pretty shocked," said Miller
Couse, president of First Bank in
Clewiston. "Not shocked as much
by U.S. Sugar selling, but I think a
sale to the state of Florida really
left many, many questions unan-
swered."
Among those questions: Will
the state lease the mill to another
company? Will the state use the
entirety of the land, or simply a
portion of it?
The self-named amateur econ-
omist Mr. Couse, who has per-
sonally grown sugar cane since
the 1970s, wondered exactly how


the news would affect the com-
munity.
"If they sold to XYZ company,
obviously the sugar industry con-
tinues on, it might change and
we go through a few things, but
here with the state of Florida, the
future is unknown -- which I think
scares everybody in the commu-
nity," said Mr. Couse. "It has the
potential of shutting down the
industry in Clewiston as we've
known it for the past 80 years."
News of the sale, and the pos-
sibility of sugar operations ceas-
ing in Clewiston drew quick com-
parisons to the closing of South
Bay Growers in South Bay, just
15 miles east of Clewiston. When
that facility closed years ago, lay-
ing off hundreds of workers, the
town went through a period of
uncertainty and instability from
which it still hasn't quite recov-
ered.
Will the same be true for


Clewiston, with the fate of 1,700
employees in question?
Will it become a forgotten
town?
Ann Postell doesn't believe so.
Ms. Postell, a U.S. Sugar em-
ployee who has been with the
company for nearly four decades,
isn't as worried as she was on
Monday, before company officials
met to reassure employees that
their jobs were secure -- at least
for the next six years.
"We have a really great refin-
ery, a great mill, and somebody's
going to take that over," she said
Tuesday, after attending the com-
pany meeting at the John Boy
Auditorium in Clewiston. "I think
there are still going to be jobs
here. We can produce. That was
the thing, to get us to where we
could produce sugar at the low-
est amount. I think the governor
may even make some money off
of this."


She can't fathom the state
tearing down the facilities that
received a heavy investment esti-
mated well into the nine figures.
So why was an immediate
sale necessary, executives were
asked?
Company officials told her and
other employees that there wasn't
much they could do to impede
the state from buying them out.
"What do you tell the gover-
nor?" Ms. Postell asked. "What
Mr. Buker (U.S. Sugar President
Robert Buker) basically did is he
made sure he could make the best
deal for us, the shareholders."
And while Mr. Couse is cau-
tious, he remains optimistic, as
well.
"U.S. Sugar has an obligation
to the city. The state has an obli-
gation. They have an obligation
for economic impact into our
community," he said. "I just don't
go there of, 'Is it just going away


in the next six years?"'
The importance of sugar can-
not be understated, he said.
"This is a company town,"
explained Mr. Couse. "Obvious-
ly, U.S. Sugar means everything
to this community. When they
prosper, we prosper. Right now,
that leaves a certain uncertainty
in people to only imagine the
worst."
Perhaps, he said, if U.S. Sugar
simply vanished, the South Florida
Water Management District might
decide to make use of the corpo-
ration's headquarters and bring a
local presence to Clewiston.
A resident curious to see what
was happening inside the John
Boy Auditorium on Tuesday was
also baffled.
"We have all of this construc-
tion going on, all these busi-
nesses opening now, and it just
seems like they've gone ahead
and pulled the carpet out on all of


Sale
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lands and recent appraisals of
the land and assets made by U.S.
Sugar Corporation.
Officials said the acquisition
and final price is subject to inde-
pendent appraisals, which will be
performed by appraisers hired by
the water district.
Negotiations on the contract
are set to begin on July 1 and
the agreement is expected to be
signed within 75 days of the an-
nouncement, U.S. Sugar officials
said.
The final closing of the deal
will likely occur towards the end
of the year, most likely in Novem-
ber.
According to Robert Coker, the
sugar company's senior vice pres-
ident, the acquisition will involve
a six-year transition period, which
will obviously have a major effect
on all of U.S. Sugar's 1,700 em-
ployees.
Jobs affected include those in
the farming, factory, administra-
tive and professional sectors.
"It's going to' take some time
for our employees and our com-
munities to understand the size of
this decision." Mr. Coker said.
"It will have a long-term im-
pact on all of our employees and
we believe there are a number of
opportunities with this project."
Whatthe purchase does
+ for the environment
Gov. Crist said in the news con-
ference that the strategy brings
one of the largest environmental
land acquisitions in the nation's
history.
The governor believes this plan
would provide what's needed to
connect Lake Okeechobee to the
Everglades.
"Sixty years ago, President
Harry Truman came to South
Florida to dedicate the Everglades
National Park," Gov. Crist said.
"Today, we follow in the great
footsteps and in the tradition of


the great conservationist Presi-
dent Teddy Roosevelt.
"We continue their legacy of
permanent preservation of the
one of the most unique land-
scapes of our country and on the
planet," Gov. Crist continued.
"We have an opportunity to
provide the critical missing link
in our restoration activities. I can
envision no better gift to the Ever-
glades, or to the people of Florida,
or to our country than to place in
public ownership this missing
link that represents the key to true
restoration."
Water district officials say that
the land purchase will offer its
managers the opportunity and
flexibility to store and clean water
on a scale never before contem-
plated.
The district continued, say-
ing that this action is expected to
build upon and enhance the 30-
year state/federal Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan and
the state's Northern Everglades
program to restore and protect
Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lu-
cie and Caloosahatchee rivers, as
well as their respective estuaries.
"The significance of this mo-
ment will forever be recorded in
Florida's environmental history,"
said Shannon Estenoz, the water
management district's vice chair-
person of its governing board.
"Today, we offer the Everglades
Restoration opportunities once
thought impossible, environmen-
tal progress once considered un-
achievable and protections just
a decade ago believed unattain-
able. History will mark today as
a watershed event for restoring
our beloved national treasure, the
Everglades, and generations will
thank the governor for his leader-
ship in making it happen."
According to the district, major
benefits of the land acquisition in-
clude huge increases in the avail-
ability of water storage, which will
significantly reduce the potential
for harmful discharges from Lake
Okeechobee to the state's coastal
rivers and estuaries when the lake
levels are high.


Also, the decision is expected
to prevent phosphorus from en-
tering into the Everglades every
year a concern that environmen-
talists had..
Most importantly, perhaps, the
need for 'back-pumping' water
into Lake Okeechobee from the
EAA will be forever eliminated,
district officials claim.
To protect water quality, the
district voted this year not to back-
pump into the lake during the on-
going water shortage period.
"The opportunity to secure
such a monumental agreement
to benefit the Everglades presents
itself just once in a lifetime," said
Eric Buermann, the governing
board chairperson of the water
management district.
"Until today, managing the
treatment and delivery of water
from Lake Okeechobee directly
south to the Everglades has re-
mained a distant dream for those
committed to the preservation
of this unique ecosystem. I am
grateful to the governor for his
bold vision in making this dream
a reality."
John Adornato, the regional
director of the National Parks
Conservation Association, agreed
with the :sentiment, but added
that federal support and funding is
needed to revitalize the plan that
will restore the health and natural
sheet flow of the Everglades.
He hopes that not only it will
lead to increased capacity for
cleaning polluted water, but assist
in storing excess rainwater and
improve the water delivery from
Lake Okeechobee to the Ever-
glades.
"Our federally elected officials
must stay focused on those basic
principles originally outlined to re-
store the Everglades and provide
the necessary funding to support
ongoing restoration activities,"
Mr. Adornato said.
"We must leave a legacy for
our children and grandchildren
by saving one of the great special
places in the world, America's Ev-
erglades."


The decision's effect
on the South Lake area
Michael Martin, a Belle Glade
commissioner and the owner of
MCM Paints Inc., which has lo-
cations in Clewiston and Belle
Glade, understands the concern
being expressed by citizens and
business owners throughout the
area.
While many locals fear that
unemployment will make a no-
ticeable increase due to the fateful
decision, Mr. Martin preferred to
think on a positive front as it will
give everyone involved enough
time to prepare for the inevitable
changes that will take place in
about six years.
"As a business owner, I think
Clewiston will be fine," Mr. Martin
said.
"It will survive because of tour-
ism and we do have things to rely
on other than U.S. Sugar. Bass
fishing may come back soon, so I
think Clewiston will survive."
Assets involved other than'the
land include the sugar mills and
refineries, the citrus plants and
nurseries, rock mines, railroads,
railcars and all of the sugar com-
pany's equipment.
Two subsidiaries that will be
greatly include the South Cen-
tral Florida Express railroad op-
eration and Southern Citrus Gar-
dens, which owns land in Hendry
County and 80 more acres in Gil-
christ County.
It is not known at this time
what the water district will do
with all of these various compo-
nents.
Just prior to meeting with the
sugar company's employees on
Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Coker
said that there's no short-term in-
tention of laying off any workers
as a result of this decision.
"We're going to need all of
our employees to help us run our
business for the next six years,"
Mr. Coker said.
"We'll be providing incentives
for all of our employees to stay
with us."
Mr. Coker briefly outlined the


proposed benefits, which will
include an undisclosed compen-
sation package for each full-time
employee.
The hourly package is set to
be negotiated by the company's
union, while the salaried retention
will be determined in conjunction
with the negotiations, according
to the senior vice-president.
Some sources are reporting
that hourly workers will receive
one year's severance pay, and
salary workers will receive two
year's severance pay.
"We're fortunate that we have
a six-year transition period," Mr.
Coker said.
"In most cases like this, com-
munities and companies have
only months, not years, to pro-
vide for such a transition."
The senior vice-president said
that though U.S. Sugar plans to
sell all of its land and assets to
the water district, approximately
400,000 acres in farmland will re-
main in the EAA.
In fact, according to Mr. Coker,
the remaining farmers in the area
will have improvements in their
businesses due to the decision
made by U.S. Sugar.
U.S. Sugar representatives are
expecting that as a result, housing
and recreational opportunities, as
well as the possibility of environ-
ment-enhancing opportunities,
will come to the area.
"This project allows for all of
those other agribusinesses in our
area to be sustainable," Mr. Coker
said..
"This is a win for the State of
Florida, a win for the Everglades
environment and a win for our
employees and shareholders.
There are no losers in this deal."
Esther Berry, the vice-mayor of
South Bay, doesn't see the deci-
sion exactly the same way as she's
concerned about job placement
for all of the U.S. Sugar workers
in the future.
Also, though many of the sugar
company's employees live in the
Lake Okeechobee region (Canal
Point, Pahokee, Belle Glade, South
Bay, Clewiston, Moore Haven, Or-


tona, Lakeport, Buckhead Ridge
and Okeechobee), there are quite
a few who live anywhere from
Fort Myers to the. west and West
Palm Beach to the east. I
"We need a strategic planning
approach to address the economy.
ic transition of these principles,
signed by the governor and the
impact on the area," the South
Bay vice-mayor said.
"This refers to job training'
displaced workers, the impact oj
small businesses and its families
and the future of our area."
"I would hope that the state
would step in and help train the
displaced workers at U.S. Sugar,'.
Mr. Martin added.
According to the knowledge
of U.S. Sugar representativesi
Governor Crist has ordered state
agencies to assist with economic
development and job creation
in the region. U.S. Sugar officials
hope that local leaders will see
the decision as an opportunity tQ
help determine their future and
take advantage of any opportuni-
ties that could be made possible
by the partnership with the state.,
Judy Sanchez, a representative
for U.S. Sugar Corporation, be-
lieves that overall, new economic
and lifestyle opportunities as the
transition period will take the
Lake Okeechobee communities
in a new direction.
"This is a bittersweet moment
for a company that has been
farming this land for more than
four generations," Ms. Sanche,
said.
"However, we believe thi
cause is good and U.S. Sugar is
proud to be part of this historic
opportunity with Governor Crist
to make extraordinary progress
in Everglades Restoration 'and
restore much of the natural foot
print of South Florida." J
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us," he said.
Ms. Postell did admit she was
caught by surprise by the news.'
"I was shocked, too. I've been
working for Sugar since '58 and
I started when I was 18. I'll be
there 40 years this year," she said,
changing her tone to a slightly
more melancholic one. "My
dream was I wanted to retire. 'Let
me be 70. Let me be as much.'
And I wanted my kids to come
back and do this."
To people like her, directly em-
ployed by the corporation, every
bit of information was essential
earlier this week.
She didn't hold her breath dur-
ing the 3 p.m. meeting, and had
scribbled laborious notes on 'a
yellow pad while she held execdi-
tives accountable for what was
happening.
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