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Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: January 26, 2006
Publication Date: 1989-
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Bingo nights
American Legion Post 20
will begin Bingo nights on
Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. and
will continue every Thursday at
7 p.m. thereafter. Steak night is
Friday Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. For
more information, please call
(561) 996-6444 after 3 p.m.

Class reunion
The class of 1977 is planning
for a 30th year class reunion. A
class meeting will be held Sat-
urday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. at the
Boys and Girls Club Recreation-
al facility on S.W 10th Street in
Belle Glade. The class meeting
will held on the fourth Sunday
of each month thereafter. All
classmates are welcome.

Family first night
Bring your whole family to
hear bilingual stories from our
greatest storyteller Carrie Sue.
Then enjoy activities, a book
giveaway, and refreshments on
Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6-8 p.m.
at the public library Clarence E.
Anthony Branch, 375 S.W 2nd
Ave, South Bay.

Volunteer site
manager needed
City of South Bay is looking
for a volunteer site manager for
its hot meals for the elderly proj-
ect in the city of South Bay, if
you are interested in serving as
the volunteer site manger for
the city of South Bay, please
contact Ms. Erika Dennard at
(561) 996-6751 Monday-Friday
from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free nursing
assistant course
The Community Prayer
Worship Center is giving back
to our local community. To help
promote job growth by provid-
ing free nursing assistant cours-
es as a part to help after the
storm. The C.N.A. course has
already gained 25 young
women and men who were
eager to enroll in this course.
Many are single parents or have
suffered job loss related to Hur-
ricane Wilma. Classes started
Dec. 5 and is twice a week from
5-9 p.m. Monday and Thurs-
days. If you are interested in this
free course, call (561) 996-7276
for more information.

Support our troops
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade will be sending packages
of much needed items to our,
military men in Iraq. If you have
a friend or a loved one serving
in Iraq and would like us to
send them a package of sup-
plies, give us their contact infor-
mation in Iraq. We want to
make sure our troops from the
Glades are receiving support
from their community. For
more information please con-
tact Elizabeth Cayson, Support-
Our-Troops Wish List Chairper-
son at 996-0129.


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Legislative body hears issues


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The Palm
Beach County Legislative Delega-
tion, a body of senators and rep-
resentatives of the local area,
came last week to Belle Glade to
listen to the issues the local cities
hope it will address in the coming
year.
Each of the cities, reeling from
the effect of Hurricane Wilma on
their towns, asked for a number
of appropriations to resolve ongo-
ing problems plaguing them.


While in previous years the
city took advantage of the audi-
ence of senators and representa-
tives to highlight the need for a
regional water treatment plant,
with construction on that project
taking place, and facing much
less of a funding shortfall to pay
for it, the cities focused on other
initiatives.
According to officials with the
city of South Bay, its wastewater
treatment plant has suffered
major setbacks in the wake of the
storm, though officials say the


system had experienced many
problems even before the hurri-
cane. The entire system is
deemed irreparable and leaders
search for ways to replace it.
"It is antiquated and deterio-
rated," South Bay City Manager
Tony Smitl told the visiting dele-
gation, as he asked them to con-
sider funding its replacement.
"We face health and safety
issues."
. The cost for such a plant was
estimated at $4.5 million.
The wastewater system is one


Bring on summer: Cooling off in Pahokee


INI photos/Jose Zaragoza
Palm Beach Commissioner Tony Masilotti, left, joins officials with the city of Pahokee
for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the city's new spray
pad. The recreational attraction offers local kids a new outlet to pass the summer. Com-
missioner Masilotti was instrumental in providing funding to pay for the park.


Kids were on-hand Monday afternoon to be the first to see the new spray pad during
the ribbon-cutting ceremony.


Right, Mayor J.P Sasser
and others work the con-
trols to the new spray pad
at the ribbon-cutting Mon-
day.


-of two burdens afflicting the city.
Litter and debris tossed into
the lake clogged the water intake
and forced officials to work
quickly in finding a solution. Cou-
pled with an aging water plant,
the city must find ways of keeping
the system operational at least
until the regional'plant comes on-
line in a few years. The request
for that project was $350,000.
Representatives with the city
of Pahokee asked the delegation
to support the replacement of
sidewalks throughout the city.


Much like South Bay, the city of
Pahokee grapples with the aging
infrastructure, with sidewalks
proving to be an especially diffi-
cult issue.
"They're in terrible condition,"
Pahokee City Manager Lillie Lati-
more said. "Some of our neigh-
borhoods don't have sidewalks at
all."
Ms. Latimore again presented
the issue of Shive Island, a com-
munity in Pahokee that watches
See Visit Page 14


South Bay




youth voice




concerns


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY- To most resi-
dents, including city officials,
South Bay's plans to hand over
its policing services to the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office
was a positive move one
meant to provide better cover-
age, at the same time ridding
the city of excess cost.
To the youth in the commu-
nity that has traditionally spent
their nighttime commiserating
with one another on the local
sidewalks and in front of some
local businesses, the move has
only brought problems. The


new sheriff's force has taken a
hard-line approach to dealing
with crowd control, they said,
leaving them without another
outlet.
A few of them appeared at
the city meeting last week to
discuss the situation.
One young lady stood up to
speak to the commissioners
directly. The young woman
said after, a hard day's work,
and after coming from school,
.she likes to spend time.outside..
with friends. Lately, though,
that has been an issue with the
See Youth-Page 14


City pays back



overcharges


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY In the eyes of
Some residents, the city of South
Bay has for the last 18 or 19 years
overcharged them for a service
they never received and now
owes hundreds in overcharge
payments that it is not willing to
make.
City officials, though, say the
overcharge payments, and the
extent to which residents were
wrongly charged for is much
less. The city has paid two years
worth of overcharges, 'and
expects to pay an additional two
years which it said will com-
plete its legal obligation to pay.
Residents, though, are
angered.
"You all took our money for
18 years or more and when we
didn't pay you cut off our water.
We had to pay the city. Why
can't the city pay us?" Vivian
Wade, a residents of the devel-
opment asked.
The city assumed its respon-
sibility in the matter, but dis-
agreed with some of the resi-


dents who claimed that the over-
charge had accumulated over a
span of two decades. According
to city staff, the mix-up began in
the early 1990s, when it
switched to charging individual
residents of that complex. From
that point, each resident was
charged approximately $2 or $3
each month.
Until the issue was brought
up by the residents and man-
agers of the development itself,
the city claimed it had been
unaware of the problem. It has
made an effort to repay resi-
dents.
According to the city attor-
ney, the city is only legally obli-
gated to pay for four years of the
overcharges under Florida
Statute. With two years having
been paid out to residents
already, and the second part of
those payments.to arrive soon,
city staff felt the issue had been
cleared up.
Residents' affected by the
overcharges have received a

See Fees- Page 14


Stewardship bill presented


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE A bill pro-
posed by Representative Priscilla
Taylor to collect additional
assessments through the cre-
ation of a new governmental
board within the region has
spurred criticisms from local offi-
cials and residents who fear that
the board will have overriding
powers over established boards.
Some residents fear, because
the bill as it is being presented
now depends on appointments
by the governor, that they will
lose their ability to vote new


members to that board a
move they said would place the
future of the region in the hands
of politicians in Tallahassee.
"There's been a lot of talk
about this bill," Ms. Taylor said at
an open forum last week in front
of an audience of residents and
community leaders. "It's misun-
derstood. (My goal) is to make
this area more viable, competi-
tive."
Ms. Taylor said the bill is the
result of years of studying the
weaknesses in the area, and
coming up with a solution that
will address those problems.


From a business perspective, the
creation of a regional board is
based on providing the area with
another source of income with
which to tackle issues that
involve rehabilitating the aging
infrastructure in each of the three
cities, among other priorities.
The money could be used in a
.wide range of ways, she said.
"Now, neither of the three
cities are equipped to make this
area better," she said. "There is a
lot that needs to be done, a lot
that needs to be addressed."
See Meeting Page 14


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Representative Priscilla Taylor, left, Attorney Terry Lewis,
center, and David Goodlett discuss the points raised by the
proposition of the stewardship bill.


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Obituaries


JeSiS 1 "Chuy"
Martiniez
wJesus M. "C'inty" Martinez
was l)otiI Nov. 6, 1979, in West
Palm Beach, Florida, to Jose L.
Mlartinezt and Maria Martinez of
West Palm BIeach.
Survivors include his wife
Belinda Medrano; children Amy
Martinez 5, Jesus M. Martinez Jr.
3, Kassandra Martinez 2, Alyssa
Vlartilez 10 months; siblings,
Ludiviia I lernadez of West Palm.
Beach, Amelia Cardenas of
Clewiston, Jose Martinez of
Belle Glade, Jaime Martinez of
Texas; brothers In law, Cain Her-
nadez of West Palm Beach,
Nicolas Cardenas of Clewiston,
.lohn Medrano of Clewiston,
Seth Medrano; sister In law
Maria Medrano also of Clewis-
ton; nieces, Isamar Hernadez
and Genesis Hernadez of West
Palm Beach; nephews, Ruben
Gonzalez Ill and Javier N. Carde-
nas of Clewiston, Jose L Mar-
tinez III and Ashley Martinez of
Belle Glade.
Chuy was very loved by
everyone. A former resident of
Clewiston where he attended
Clewiston High School, before
moving to West Palm Beach. A
hard working devoted husband
and father. He also enjoyed great
popularity at Clewiston's local
"Hot Spot", Castaways, where
Chuy fulfilled his passion of
being a D.J. He loved his music
and loved to make people
dance. He was a great son,
brother, husband and father. He
will be missed.


Eloise Olive Stokes
Eloise Olive Stokes, age 86, of
Clewiston, passed away Jan. 12,
2006 in Clewiston. She was born
Sept. 21, 1919 in Georgia.
Survivors include three
daughters: Helen Yarbrough of
Alexander City, AL, Billie Nell
(Dan) Mullis of Birmingham, AL
and Donna (Mike) Dyal of
Clewiston; eight grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren and
son-in-law Lee Massengale. She
was preceded in death by her
husband: Willie Stokes; her
father Leonard Geiger; brothers,
Roy Spooner Geiger and
Leonard Russell "Buck" Geiger;
daughter, Charlotte Massengale
and son-in-law, Leonard
Yarbrough.
Funeral services were held
Monday, Jan. 16, 2006 at First
Baptist Church Clewiston, with
Reverend Tim Bidges officiating.
Interment followed at
Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewis-
ton. All arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home-Clewiston.


Gene Tunney Murphy
Gene Tunney Murphy, age 78,
a long time resident of Pahokee,
passed away at Columbia Hospi-


tal, in West Palm Beach, on Jan.
14, 2006. Hle was born Feb. 7,
1927, in Meklrim, (;A. Tunney
caine to Pahokee as a teenager,
attended Pahokee High School,
and left to enter the U.S. Army.
He served in Japan during
WWII. He was well known in his
cabinet shop business, operat-
ing his shop from 1957 until his
retirement.
Survivors include his wife of
54 years, Betty Jean Murphy; his
daughters Jill (Jimmy) Sconyers
of Belle Glade and Julie (Darrel)
Douglas of Martin County. He is
also survived by three grandchil-
dren, Dennis W. (Amanda)
Baughman, Jr., of Okeechobee,
Ramsey G. Baughman of Lake
City, and Ashely J. Baughman of
Belle Glade. In addition is his
first great-grandchild, Dennis W.
Baughman III, of Okeechobee
and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006 at the
Pahokee Church of the
Nazarene. Reverend Danny
Moore officiated. Interment fol-
lowed at Port Mayaca Cemetery
in Port Mayaca, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to the Pahokee
Church of Nazarene Building
Fund. All arrangements were
under the direction and care of
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


Paul Essley (Paully)
Watson
Watson, Essley Paul (Paully),
Sr., age 37, of 366 W. Toomey
Lane, Madisonville, TN, formerly
of Clewiston, passed away Tues-
day, Jan. 17, 2006 at Sweetwater
Hospital, Sweetwater, TN.
Attended First Assembly of God,
Sweetwater, TN, and was an
avid scuba diver. He attended
Clewiston High School and was
president of the FFA.
Survivors wife Lachelle
Johnson Watson; daughter
Lacey Watson; sons Essley Paul
(Lee) Watson, Jr., Taylor J. Wat-
son all of Madisonville, TN; his
mother Opal Andrews Watson
- Chattanooga, TN; brothers,
Royce T. Watson, Jr., Roger Wat-
son both of Madisonville, TN,
Hoyt I. Watson Cape Coral;
Rev. Murich Watson Chat-
tanooga, TN; Mickey Watson -
Clewiston, as well as several
nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death by his father
Royce T. Watson, Sr.
Funeral services were held at
Hiwassee Church of God, Madis-
onville, TN, with Rev. Murich
Watson and Pastor Larry Orr
officiating. Interment church
cemetery. Family received
friends at Hiwassee Church of
God. All arrangements by Biere-
ley-Hale Funeral Home, Madis-
onville, TN.


Amelia Augusta
Streich
Amelia Augusta "Molly" Stre-
ich, (nee Gollenberg)., age 100,
of Clewiston, passed away Jan.
18, 2006 in
LaBelle. She
was born

to William
Gollenberg
and Alvina
Dregar Gollen-
berg. Molly
resided in Amelia Augusta
Bridgeport, CT Streich
87 years
before moving to Florida. She
was a faithful member of Faith
Lutheran Church in Clewiston,
Holy Cross Lutheran Church in
Trumbull, CT and for many years
belonged to Dorcas Women's
Society of Zion Lutheran Church
in Bridgeport, where she was
baptized and confirmed.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters: Helen S. Mead (Tom) of
Clewiston with whom she
resided, Edith Laflin (John) of
Trumbull, CT and one son:
Robert Streich (Heddy) of
Bridgeport, CT and Barefoot Bay,
FL; grandchildren, Joan, Carl,
Karen, Kelly, Russ And Tim;
great-grandchildren, Hannah,
Lisa And Annette; great-great
grandchildren, Aidan And Caris-
sa; sister-in-law, Mary Gollen-
berg of Fairfield, CT and several
nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by her hus-
band Carl Streich and daughter:
Doris May Streich, sister: Helen
Weber, brothers: Albert, William
and Ernest Gollenberg. Memori-
al services will be held Sunday,
Jan. 29, 2006, 2 p.m. at Faith
Lutheran Church in Clewiston
with Rev. David Meyer officiat-
ing. The family wishes to thank
the staff at Oakbrook of LaBelle
for the wonderful care given to
Molly during her last days at
Oakbrook.
Cremation Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
LaBelle.


Douglas Scott
Garrett, Sr.
Douglas Scott Garrett, Sr., age
39, of Clewiston, passed away
Jan. 16, 2006 in Lake Placid, FL.
He was born March 17, 1966
in Belle Glade, the son of the late
Bobby and Marcella (Sweet)
Garrett.
He was a heavy equipment
operator, employed by Globe-
tect in Miami, FL.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Shelby Mlynn Garrett of
Moore Haven; and two sons,
Matthew Charles Sutton of
LaBelle, Douglas Scott Garrett,
Jr. of Moore Haven, son of Mar-
cella (Sweet) Garrett and one
sister, Sandy Simms of Okee-
chobee, and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held
Friday, Jan. 20, 2006 at Evangel
Assembly of God in Clewiston
with Reverend Ed Corley officiat-
ing. Interment followed at


Ridgelawn Cemetery, in Clewis-
ton. Visitation will be on Thurs-
day, Jan. 26, from 2-4 p.m. and
6-8 p.m. All arrangements were
by Akin Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.


James Terry Shannon
James Terry Shannon, age 50,
of Clewiston, passed away Jan.
11,2006 in Clewiston.
He was born Dec. 26, 1955 in
Elkhart, IN, to the late James
Clinton and Mattie Lee (Hedges)
Shannon. Mr. Shannon married
Jackline C. Erdman at Clewiston.
He was a long distance trucker.
Survivors include his wife
Jackline C. (Erdman) Shannon;
three daughters, Amanda
Janelle Hall of Clewiston, Fla.,
Hayley Shannon of Clewiston,
Shelbi Shannon of Trenton, Fla.;
and one son, Tony Murphy of
Trenton, FL. son of Mattie Lee
(Hedges) Shannon. Brother of
three brothers, Rodger Shannon
of Clewiston, Kenny Ray Shan-
non of Sparta, TN, and Benny
Jay Shannon of Sparta, TN. Spe-
cial Friend Peggy Stringer of
Chattanooga, TN; friend,
William Stringer of Chat-
tanooga, TN; grandchildren,
Sadie, Shaina, Zachary, Harleigh
and Hunter.
He was preceded in death a
wife Linda Susan Shannon.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, with Rev-
erend Ed Corley officiating.
Interment followed in at
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
All arrangements by Akin Davis
Funeral Home Clewiston.


Jeannie Gainey
Jeannie Gainey, 51, of Haines
City, died Saturday Jan. 7, 2006.
Born in Pahokee on May 13,
1954, she came to Haines City
from Belle Glade 12 years ago.
She was a homemaker she
Swas a member of the Church of
God.
Mrs. Gainey is survived by her
husband, Devon Gainey; son
Jason Michael Lee Thomas, of
Winter Haven; brothers, Henry
Thomas, of Belle Glade, Danny
Thomas, of Hawkinsville, GA;
sister, Virginia Lamb of Belle
Glade; one grandchild. All
arrangement by Oak Ridge
Funeral Care,in Haines City..


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Lessons from the fishermen


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Named after the legendary
founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L.
Wood, FLW Outdoors administers
eight national fishing tournament
circuits. Unless you boycotted
Clewiston last weekend, you know
that the FLW was here with 200 pro
fishing teams.
Each pro has his or her special
techniques and multiple rods for
multiple ways of fishing. Some
were more successful than others.
Mike Hawkes took the lead on day
one, but didn't make the final top
10 by day two. The pros who
caught the largest bass each day
also did not make the final top 10.
Flipping artist Tommy Biffle
jumped into the overall lead by day
two, and Mark Hardin jumped
from 102 to fourth place.
You can flip, plop, spin, or drop
to catch fish, depending on how
they are biting and what you can
entice them to take. Not all of the
fish stay caught. One of the pros
stated that you are successful if you
get 70 percent in the boat when
you are flipping the lily pads. And
then, water conditions change, as
do the areas where fish are biting.
The very first words of Jesus
when He and Peter met at the
waters were, "Follow me, and I will
make you a fisher of men." His very
last words to Peter, again down at
the waters of the Sea of Galilee, and
after His resurrection, were, "Feed
my sheep, follow me." From begin-
ning to end this is the mission of the
Church.
So, what are some of the tips we
need to remember as we fish for
disciples and follow Christ?
Remember five lessons from the
FLW tournament. First, you have to
go where the fish are. Be with peo-
ple on their own turf. Second, be
creative. We don't have to do things
the same old way. Be willing to try


Pet Corner


Question: Dear Doc Savvy. Is it
true that burnt motor oil is a reme-
dy for mange? Joe in Canal Point.
Answer: Thanks for bringing
that up Joe! It is something I hear
every now and then, and the
answer is NO! That may have been
an old-rumored remedy, but it is
something that causes severe poi-
soning to the dog! Today, there are
wonderful and safe treatments for
all types of mange. Thank you Joe.
That was an important one to get
out there and get cleared! Take
care, Doc Savvy.
Question: Dear Doc Savvy.
What is the gestation period for a
cow? Thanks, Amanda in Clewis-
ton.
Answer Hey Amanda! The time
it takes for a cow's pregnancy or
gestation is about 280 days. Hope
that answers the question!


different techniques under different
conditions. Not every technique
will work every time. Third, be
patient and persistent. The overall
winner is not necessarily the one
who is leading at the beginning or
the one who lands the biggest fish.
Fourth, enjoy the experience.
The most content are those who
believe a bad day of fishing is better
than a good day doing nothing. Cel-
ebrate with those who do well.
One day it will be your turn. Fifth,
regardless of the size of your catch,
do everything in your power to
keep them alive. Afterwards,
release them that they might con-
tinue to grow.
If you've ever seen pelicans in
action, you know they're great fish-
ermen (or fisher-birds, I suppose!) I
read about some pelicans in Cali-
fornia, which made their home
near a fleet of fishing boats. When
the boats came in, the crew would
clean their catch and throw the
heads and scraps into the water.
The pelicans picked up on this, and
began eating the leftovers without
having to go out "fishing". For
weeks on end these pelicans
enjoyed their effortless bounty.
They just sat by the harbor and
waited for the fishing boats to
come in.
After a while, the boats found
out they could sell the fish waste, so
they stopped chucking it into the
water. The pelicans were caught
unprepared. They continued to sit
and wait for the fishing boats to
come in and throw free food in the
water, but none came. The peli-
cans grew thinner and thinner, until
worried wildlife officials came to
check out what was going on. The
officials concluded that the peli-
cans had forgotten how to fish. To
solve the problem, tley brought in
pelicans from another area to join
the flock and teach the starving
birds how to fish again.
Go thou and do likewise.


Doc Savvy.
Belle Glade Veterinarian Noelle
Savedoff, owner of Doc Savvy's
Animal Hospital offers free advice
in her weekly Pet Corner column.
Have a question? Contact Doc
Savvy at docsavy@aol.com and
see your answers weekly. Be sure
to tune into the Savvy Vet Show
each and every Thursday at 10:30
a.m. on 93.5's the Big Dawg!


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Letter to the Editor


Dear Editor:

As an elected commissioner of
the city of Belle Glade, I believe that
I have a duty to the citizens who
supported me to make sure that
the truth be told of the cost that the
city is going to incur as a result of
the illegal annexation of county
properties proposed by your city
commission, which has called a
special vote only by the people
who live in the proposed areas
instead of all the people who are
going to be affected by this very
irresponsible proposal.
The truth of the matter is that
annexing the proposed properties
will cost the city an estimated $1.5
million per year. The city will also
lose the 50-percent surcharge that
it ri Irrentlv is naid nn the water andr


sewage on these properties.
I am requesting that the Palm
Beach County Commission and
the state of Florida withdraw all
funds and grants awarded to the
city of Belle Glade because of poor
management by city officials. It is
obvious to all just by riding through
our neighborhoods the disrepair
and neglect of our city.
Furthermore, the citizens need
to demand an explanation of our
director of public safety of how he
plans to protect these new areas
that according to the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's complaint logs
calls coming from Glades Glen and
715 Mobile Home Park are in the
hundreds each year. There is also a
concern that many sexual preda-
tors residing in one proposed area
wornulrl have tn he mnnitnrepr hv an


already heavily burdened police
department.
The people of Belle Glade
should demand that City Manager
Houston Tate and City Attorney
Glen Torcivia begin telling the truth
of our declining economic status,
instead of pandering to the wishes
of their bosses on the commission.
Also, the people who reside at
Glades Glen and 715 Mobile Home
Park need to consider that by voting
themselves into the city they will be
losing in the quality of services at a
greater expense to them. If you
don't believe it, look at the trash
and street condition around Belle
Glade. That's what you would be
getting. Don't be fooled by all the
false rhetoric coming from city hall.
All they want is your vote to retain
their seats on the rnmmissinn


Your welfare is the least of their
concern.
In closing I would like to tell my
fellow citizens that I will always tell
you the truth and try my best to do
right by all of you. It sickens me to
watch this commission waste your
hard-earned money in excessive
legal bills and attorneys. Maybe you
need to start asking why such a
small community needs so many
attorneys in its payroll. Demand to
see all the legal bills we have paid in
the last three years and finally
demand accountability.
Sincerely,
Donald D. Garrett
City Commissioner
PS. Remember that public ser-
vants work for you, not the other
way around. You have the right to
bnowt


Joint housing venture celebrated


BELLE GLADE On Jan. 27,
NOAH and its partners will cele-
brate a significant milestone in the
economic development of Belle
Glade the ribbon-cutting for the
Belle Glade Renaissance/Covenant
Gardens housing development.
The event was postponed from last
November due to Hurricane
Wilma.
Phase One of the Belle Glade
Renaissance/Covenant Gardens
development includes 22 owner-
occupied, single-family homes,
nine of which are under construc-
tion. Under this initiative, an addi-
tional 50 single-family homes are
planned over the next three years.
As its developer, NOAH has
been involved with the project
since its inception in 2003 and has
coordinated many elements of the
development, such as financing
construction, acquiring building
sites, recruiting buyers and super-
vising builders. Other key agencies
that were instrumental in the proj-
ect and worked in partnership with


NOAH were the city of Belle Glade,
Palm Beach County Housing and
Community Development, The
Local Initiatives Support Corpora-
tion, The Community Financing
Consortium and Wachovia Bank.
Belle Glade
Renaissance/Covenant Gardens
ribbon cutting is a major step
toward realizing NOAH's mission
of bringing economic self-sufficien-
cy to the Glades.
"With this achievement, NOAH
gains the development of new
homes for area residents, which
moves families into property own-
ership, which eventually gives
them financial assets and therefore
the ability to operate with more
independence in society," said
Thomas Roberts, NOAH executive
director. "NOAH also gains some
income, but it will not be equiva-
lent to the approximately $300,000
already invested in the Covenant
Gardens site. NOAH views that as
an investment in the Glades as a
whole."


Barbara Bell-Spence, communi-
ty development manager for the
city of Belle Glade, sees the ribbon
cutting as one step toward the real-
ization of the area's potential.
"This is the beginning of the
Belle Glade renaissance. This is
phase one; hopefully, we will have
phase two, three and four," Bell-
Spence said. "These homes will be
built throughout the inner city and
will help beautify the city and
increase revenue with ad valorem
taxes."
Bell-Spence said long-range
plans include building town homes
as well. She points to the success of
the first phase of Covenant Gardens
as a reason to expect more soon. At
the ribbon cutting, four homes will
have owners; 18 others are
assigned to potential buyers, and
there is awaiting list.
"As long as we are building, we
have interest from potential own-
ers," she said. "Most interested buy-
ers are currently renting. We're
working on improving our own


inner city we want to keep our
residents here."
Individuals interested in owning
one of these properties can apply at
the NOAH office. Special Assistant
Cheryl Tomlin can help individuals
with the application and instruc-
tions on how to prepare homebuy-
ers for the buying process.
The average cost for one of the
town homes at Covenant Gardens
ranges from $135,000-$160,000.
Established in 1983 to address
the need for adequate, safe hous-
ing in the Glades, NOAH provides
residential, social and family and
child development services for
local residents. NOAH's mission is
to improve housing in the Glades
area of Palm Beach County, which
includes Belle Glade, Pahokee and
South Bay; to empower disadvan-
taged individuals toward self-help
and self-sufficiency; and to build
bridges among the diverse racial,
ethnic and economic groups. Its
main offices are located at 601
Covenant Drive in Belle Glade.


Historic reenactment set for Feb. 3


The Seminole Tribe of Florida
will present a reenactment of the
Second Seminole War at the
Kissimmee Slough Shootout &
Rendezvous, at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki
Museum located between Fort
Lauderdale and Naples, on the Big
Cypress Reservation just north of I-
75 (Alligator Alley) Exit 49. The bat-
tle reenactments will honor the
Seminoles' struggle and sacrifice to
remain in their homeland and will
feature authentic weapons, soldier
and warrior attire and tactics typical
of the Second Seminole War.
The three-day event will include
traditional music, Southeastern
native dancing, archery, Seminole
food and storytelling and Seminole
and pioneer artisans at work on
their crafts and wares. "Period set-
tlers" from around the country will


hew wood, iron and silver and
depict trading techniques from the
Seminole war era.
"I urge everyone who is interest-
ed in learning about Florida's Semi-
nole heritage to come to the muse-
um for the Kissimmee Slough
Shootout," said Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki
Museum Executive Director Tina
Osceola. "This event is the ultimate
opportunity to have a little fun
while gaining an education!"
The event will take place from
Friday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb.
5. The event is scheduled each day
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The battle
reenactments will take place at 11
a.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. on Sat-
urday and Sunday.
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is locat-
ed between Fort Lauderdale and
Naples, on the Big Cypress Reser-


vation just north of 1-75 (Alligator
Alley) Exit 49.
In the 1830s, the United States
was attempting to enforce its policy
of Indian removal. The Seminoles
were facing loss of their homeland
and their freedom. After broken
treaties and failed peace parleys,
the Seminoles took up arms
against removal. The U.S. President
and his generals thought they could
quickly overpower the Seminoles.
They tburn-ri settlements and cap-
tured, killed and scattered many
Seminole families. But the U.S. mil-
itary could not conquer the Semi-
noles, who fought with courage,
determination and a unique
knowledge of the land. A total of
three wars were fought by the U.S.
military against the Seminoles in
the 1800s.


These campaigns were the
longest, costliest, and bloodiest
of all the Indian wars. Although
many Seminoles were killed or
removed to present-day Okla-
homa, they were never defeated,
and to this day, their 3,000
descendants are known as "The
Unconquered" Seminole Tribe
of Florida.
All activities are free with
admission to Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki
Museum. Admission is free for
museum members. The price
for adults is $6, and $4 for sen-
iors and students. Children
under six are admitted free.
For more information, con-
tact Alina Viera, Bitner Good-
man, at (954) 730-7730, ext. 133
or Gary Bitner (954) 849-7730
(cellular).


Guest Commentary


Assisted suicide is a moral right


w i Ai ,'


.In upholding Oregon's physi-
cian-assisted suicide law, the
Supreme Court reached the right
result for the wrong reasons.
Since 1997 Oregon physicians
have been permitted by statute to
help their patients commit suicide.
On Tuesday the Supreme Court
upheld this controversial law, reach-
ing the right result for the wrong rea-
sons. By basing its decision on legal
technicalities, the Court managed to
avoid addressing the real issue: an
individual's unconditional right to
commit suicide.
The Oregon law permits a doc-
tor to prescribe a lethal dose of
drugs to a mentally competent, ter-
minally ill patient who makes writ-
ten and oral requests, consults two
physicians, and endures a manda-
tory waiting period. The patient's
relatives and doctors are powerless
to engage in legalized "mercy
killing," as they cannot apply on the
patient's behalf, and the patient
himself administers the lethal dose.
In 2001 Attorney General John
Ashcroft decreed that any doctor
prescribing such a dose would vio-
late federal law against dispensing
controlled dangerous substances
without a "legitimate medical pur-
pose." Consequently, the case
reached the Supreme Court as a
technical debate between federal
and state governments over which
one should regulate the practice of
medicine. On Tuesday the Court
ruled that the state of Oregon could
permit assisted suicide, despite the
federal law.
But who was missing from that
debate? The individual patients
whose lives were at stake.
What the Supreme Court
should have done was bypass legal
technicalities and revisit its 1997
decision in Washington v. Glucks-
berg, which held that individuals
have no constitutionally protected
right of suicide, and hence no right
to obtain assistance in that act.
What the courts must grasp, if
they are ever to resolve the battle
over assisted suicide once and for


all, is that there is no rational, secu-
lar basis upon which the govern-
ment can properly prevent any indi-
vidual from choosing to end his
own life. When religious conserva-
tives use secular laws to enforce
their idea of God's will, they threat-
en the central principle on which
America was founded.
The Declaration of Indepen-
dence proclaimed, for the first time
in the history of nations, that each
person exists as an end in himself.
This basic truth-which finds polit-
ical expression in the right to life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happi-
ness-means, in practical terms,
that you need no one's permission
to live, and that no one may forcibly
obstruct your efforts to achieve
your own personal happiness.
But what if happiness becomes
impossible to attain? What if a
dread disease, or some other
calamity, drains all joy from life,
leaving only misery and suffering?
The right to life includes and
implies the right to commit suicide.
To hold otherwise-to declare that
society must give you permission
to kill yourself- is to contradict the
right to life at its root. If you have a
duty to go on living, despite your
better judgment, then your life does
not belong to you, and you exist by
permission, not by right.
For these reasons, each individ-
ual has the right to decide the hour
of his death and to implement that
solemn decision as best he can.
The choice is his because the life is
his. And if a doctor is willing to
assist in the suicide, based on an
objective assessment of his
patient's mental and physical state,
the law should not stand in his way.
Religious conservatives' out-
rage at the Oregon law stems from
the belief that human life is a gift
from the Lord, who puts us here on
earth to carry out His will. Thus, the
very idea of suicide is anathema,
because one who "plays God" by
causing his own death, or assisting
in the death of another, insults his
Maker and invites eternal damna-
tion, not to mention divine retribu-
tion against the decadent society


that permits such sinful behavior.
If George W Bush were to con-
tract a terminal disease, he would
have a legal right to regard his own
God's will as paramount, and to
instruct his doctor to stand by and
let him suffer, just as long as his
body and mind could endure the
agony, until the last bitter paroxysm
carried him to the grave. But the
Bush administration has no right to
force such mindless, medieval mis-
ery upon doctors and patients who
refuse to regard their precious lives
as playthings of a cruel God.
Conservatives crave to inject
religion into the bloodstream of
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Promoted


Jack A. Buell, Senior Vice President of Olde Cypress
Community Bank is pleased to announce the appoint-
ment of Ellen Bain to the staff as Loan Officer. Ellen, a
life-long resident of Clewiston, holds a state of Florida
Mortgage Broker License and a Bachelors Degree in
Accounting from Valdosta State. Ellen is enthusiastic
about helping area residents obtain financing for their
home and invites you to stop by Olde Cypress.


Shakira Hamilton-Adams,

to speak at celebration


BELLE GLADE The Glades
Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma
Sorority, Incorporated will cele-
brate their annual Founders Day
Jan. 29. The
activities will
be held at
Mount Zion
A.M.E. Church
in Belle Glade.
Delta Sigma
founded Jan.
13, 1913 and ,
now has a Shakira
membership
of over Hamilton-
250,000. Delta Adams
is an organiza-
tion of college-educated women
committed to public. The local
chapter President is Dorothy
Rhodes. The guest speaker for
founders' days is a member of


the Glades Alumnae Chapter.
She joined the sorority in the
year of the millennium, 2000
during her matriculation at
Bethune-Cookman College in
Daytona Beach. Upon gradua-
tion in 2002, Shakira Hamilton-
Adams returned home and
became employed by the Palm
Beach County School District
where she works as an Excep-
tional Student Education instruc-
tor for 4th and 5th grade stu-
dents. She became and remains
an active part of the Glades
Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Her reputation as a motiva-
tional speaker, rhetoric and
informative speaker precedes
her. She had a broad experience
as a public speaker in her com-
munity, around the United States
and Canada.


Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office is working a suspicious
death of a black female found
partially submerged in a canal at
the 20-mile bend, Western Palm
Beach County.
On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006
the Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office, Violent Crimes Division
responded to the 20-mile bend,.
two miles west of the green
bridge off of CR 98 between old
and new 98 and found a
deceased black female partially
submerged in the canal north of
the pump station 45. The victim
was found at 6:45 a.m. by a
worker measuring water levels.
The victim is described as a
black female approximately


5'8", 183 pounds, with a left
glass eye she was wearing a
black shirt, brown pants and
black socks.
This investigation is being
treated as a homicide. An
attempt to identify the victim is
being done through fingerprints
and an autopsy is scheduled for
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006.
If anyone knows anything
about this crime they are
encouraged to contact the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office,
Detective Ada Tyz at 688-4037 or
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS. You can remain anony-
mous and be eligible for up to a
$1,000 REWARD. Help Solve a
Crime (800) 458-"TIPS" (8477).


Crime Stoppers


Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County needs the help of
the community to locate a want-
ed fugitive as of Jan. 20, 2006.
His name is Isaac Fulton. He is
described as a black male:
D.O.B. Sept. 10, 1983. He is six
feet tall and weighs 160 pounds
- he has black hair and brown
eyes. He has a tattoo on his right
arm a cross with his grand-
mother's name. His last known
address is Rardin Avenue in
Pahokee. He is wanted for
Felony: Violation of probation;
possession of cocaine; failure to
appear and possession of
cocaine.
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Burglary Arrest in
Port LaBelle
Jose Luis LaBoy, age 33, has
been arrested for burglary of a
residence at 4057 E. Sunflower
Circle in Port LaBelle. Sheriff
Ronnie Lee reported that LaBoy
entered the residence through a
window at approximately 3 a.m.
on Jan. 15. When one of the resi-


dents awoke and spotted him,
he fled the scene. The subse-
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Hendry County Sheriff's Office
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A Candidate Workshop will be held Saturday, January 28,
2006, at 10:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at City
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Rouse increased as family grew


By Harry Hulsey
Intriodlc(tion by' MaryAnn Morris
'/ha Hu ':lhad Ridge and her cousin
I'lo idu W4orth Hall, now living in
,irusota, a ie hauve heard from
(iiothl'r "Okeechobeean"from the
aist. l'aiir cousin, Harry Hulsey,
nowu h years old, remembers
aroui .a up in East Okeechobee in
the '_ .' and 1930s.
There were four siblings in our
family during growing up years in
East (keechobee on Hancock
Street. We lived only two blocks
from Judge H.H. Hancock and his
wife. I believe all their children
were adults in 1925 when my dad
'uilt the first portion of our house. I
,vas then two years old. My brother,
Bill, was born in 1925. A sister,
Vivian, was born in 1928, and Sally,
he last child, was born in 1930.
The house grew as the -family
increased in size. Usually, Daddy
found a house somewhere that
was to be moved or torn down,
purchased it and took it apart as
material for the next addition. From
the time I was old enough to swing
a hammer, I remember pulling
nails from the boards and straight-
ening the nails on the top end of a
pine chopping block, to be reused.
Nothing was wasted. But indoor
plumbing, we had not. The toilet
was out behind the house. I
remember that once, Bill swal-
lowed a quarter. Back then, as the
saying goes, "money didn't grow
on trees." In fact it was downright
scarce. The county hired a man
who ran a route among all the out-
door toilets and emptied all the
"catch" buckets into a tank he car-
ried on his Model T Ford truck. My
mother was not about to let that
quarter be carried to the dump
without due effort, but she was
more concerned about having pos-
itive knowledge that the coin was
r: I lodged somewhere in Bill's
.~. *'"'. tra c'; with possible inter-
nal damage. The search became a
family project, and indeed, the
quarter was found, readily recog-
r.zable, .ut lacking its former shiny
surfaces.
Recently I received an Email that
I have been unable to discover an
author for. But whoever that per-
son is, he or she dated themselves
with it. No one could write with
such clarity on a subject from just
hearsay. I attach it here for your
judgment:

The House
Behind The House
One of myfondest memories
As I recall the days of yore
Was the little house, behind the
house,
With the crescent o'er the door.

'TV, as a place to sit and ponder
With your head all bowed
down low;
Knowing that you wouldn't be
there,
If you didn't have to go.

Ours was a multi-holer, three,
With a size for every one.
You left there feeling better,
After your job was done.


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You had to make those frequent
trips
In snow, rain, sleet, or fog -
To that little house where you
usually
Found the Sears-Roebuck cata-
log.

Oft times in dead of winter,
The seat was spread with snow.
Twas then with much reluc-
tance,
To that little house you'd go.

With a swish you'd clear that
wooden seat,
Bend low, with dreadful fear


You'd shut your eyes and grit
your teeth
As you settled on your rear.

I recall the day ol' Granddad,
Who stayed with us one sum-
mer,
Made a trip out to that little
house
Which proved to be a bummer.

'Twas the same day that my Dad
had
Finished painting the kitchen
green.
He'd just cleaned up the mess
he'd made
With rags and gasoline,

He tossed the rags down in the
hole
Went on his usual way
Not knowing that by doing so
He'd eventually rue the day.
Now Granddad had an urgent
call,
I never will forget!
This trip he made to the little
house
Stays in my memoryyet.


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as an abused dog to relishing corn on the cob by her
now owners Dave and Ellie Schlager of Clewiston. Maya
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Animal Shelter. Maya spent her first two mn-ths with the
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF ANNEXATION REFERENDUM

In accordance with City of Belle Glade Ordinance No. 05-24 and Sec. 171.0413, Florida
Statutes, notice is hereby given that the City of Belle Glade, Florida, will hold a Special
Election on February 7, 2006, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Calvary
First Baptist Church, 180 SW 10th Avenue, South Bay, Florida, for the purpose of allowing a
referendum of those registered electors residing in the proposed annexation area which totals
172.31 acres, more or less, of contiguous, compact, unincorporated real property comprised
of thirteen (13) parcels developed for urban purposes, more commonly known as Glades Glen
Apartments, Glades Central High School (the School District of Palm Beach County) and 715
Mobile Home Park, located on the north side of State Road 80 and east of State Road 715.
The area to be annexed is reflected in the map below. A complete legal description by metes
and bounds of the area to be annexed and a copy of Ordinance No. 05-24 may be obtained
from the office of the City Clerk between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday Friday,
at City Hall, located at 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., West, Belle Glade, Florida,
33430.


SUBJECT. \
PROPERTY'/

GLADES REGIONAL
PIONEER PARE GLADES CENTRAL
ATHLETIC COMPLEX HIGHSCHOOL

PALM GLADES


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Registered voters of the area to be annexed, as noted above, are qualified to vote in this spe-
cial election.

The form of the question for this Special Election ballot shall read as follows:

ANNEXATION REFERENDUM QUESTION

For annexation of property described in Ordinance Number 05-24 of the City of Belle
Glade, Florida.

Against annexation of the property described in Ordinance Number 05-24 of the City
of Belle Glade, Florida.

CITY OF BELLE GLADE
DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS


He sat down on the wooden
seat,
With both feet on the floor.
He filled his pipe and tapped it
down
And struck a match on the out-
house door.

He lit the pipe and sure enough,
it soon began to glow.
He slowly raised his rear a bit
And tossed the flaming match
below.

The blast that followed, I am
told
Was heard for miles around;
And there was poor ol' Grand-
dad
Sprawled out there on the
ground.

The smoldering pipe still in his
mouth,
His eyes were shut real tight;
The celebrated three-holer
Was blown clear out of sight.

We asked him what had hap-
pened,
What he said I'll ne'er forget.
He said he thought it must have
been
The pinto beans he et!

Next daywe had a new one
Dad put it up with ease.
But this one had a door sign
that read: "No Smoking,
Please!"

Now that's the story's end my
friend,
Of memories long ago,
When we went to the house
behind the house,
because we had to go.
For those who never had to trot
out in the Cold.....
Just Give Thanks!


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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION


Notice is hereby given that the City of Belle Glade, Florida,
General Election will be held on March 14, 2006, between

the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7':00 p.m. for the purpose of
electing three commissioners, each for a term of three (3)
years. There will be one commissioner elected representing
electing three commissioners, each for a term of three (3)

Seat "C", one commissioner elected representing Seat "D"
and one commissioner elected representing Seat "E".
Candidates must be a qualified elector of the City of Belle
Glade.

The first day for filing as a candidate for commissioner will
be January 31, 2006, beginning at noon, and the final day
for filing will be February 14, 2006, at noon. Candidates
must file in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 110 Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West, Belle Glade, Florida,
during regular office hours until said date and time. Each
candidate shall be voted upon by the electorate at large.

Registered voters in Precincts 6016, 6018, 6020, 6026,
6028 and 6030 are qualified to vote in this election. To
qualify as a registered voter for this General Election, you
must register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of
Elections by February 13, 2006.

In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the
votes cast for the particular office that such candidate seeks
in this particular election, a Run-Off Election shall be held
on March 28, 2006, between the two candidates who
receive the largest number of votes for that particular seat.

CITY OF BELLE GLADE

DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS


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Clewiston native featured in Ebony Magazine


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Tekoa Summers, a Clewiston native, is featured with two other
Ebony Magazine honorees in their upcoming feature, "30
Leaders Under 30" to appear in the February edition of Ebony.


CLEWISTON Tekoa Sum-
mers was recently recognized
for her leadership ability and
community service in the
upcoming February issue of
Ebony Magazine. Ms. Summers
was selected among thousands
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Leaders Under 30".
A native of Clewiston, Tekoa
attended Clewiston High School
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utive years and was voted as
runner up for Homecoming
Queen.
Upon graduation Tekoa was
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degree in Criminal Justice and a
minor in Legal Studies from the
University of Central Florida
(UCF). While at the university
she led the UCF Mock Trial Team
to 3rd place at nationals, as well
as established UCF's Women's
Prayer .Band. Women's Prayer
Band is a Christian organization
at UCF whose mission is to
encourage students to live
moral and healthy lifestyles.
Professionally, Tekoa is the
director of operations for a
Sprint-Nextel franchise and the
CEO and Founder of H.O.P.E.
(Helping Others Pursue Excel-
lence). H.O.P.E. is a self empow-
erment and motivational speak-
ing establishment. Through this
company, she travels the world
impacting thousands of lives.


Ms. Summers' audience
includes high schools, colleges,
juvenile centers, prisons, com-
munity and social organizations.
In addition, her company has
provided professional develop-
ment workshops and seminars
for several corporations. She has
delivered speeches for FedEx
headquarters, Exit Realty Inc.,
Tech Solutions Inc. and various
Sprint-Nextel franchises.
Although ambition drives
her, it has been her past that
compels her to help others. Dur-
ing her youth she suffered great
tragedies. At the tender age of
14, her mother died unexpect-
edly, leaving five kids to mourn.
However, her misfortune didn't
end there, less than two years
after the loss of her mother, her


father passed away. At the age of
16 years old, Tekoa had to cope
with feelings of abandonment,
depression, loneliness and low
self-esteem.
Despite the obstacles she
faced, she chose the road less
taken, she persevered. She
vowed not to give up on her
dreams, and promised that she
would strive to make her belat-
ed parents proud.
She has kept that promise by
motivating people of all ages to
persevere in the face of adversi-
ty. With her recent accomplish-
ment, Tekoa Summers is a living
testament that you can turn your
stumbling blocks into stepping
stones, your misery into motiva-
tion and your dreams into reali-
ty.


Local leaders vote against EAA flood plan


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
And Mark Young
Lake Okeechobee The Tri-
Cities Board, a board that con-
sists of the elected officials of the
cities of Belle Glade, South Bay
and Pahokee, on Monday reject-
ed a proposal to flood the Ever-
glades Agricultural Area. Making
the argument that the flooding
could essentially tie up hundreds
of thousands of acres at a time,
the leaders were adamant in
their opposition to the plan.
"The bottom line is that we
are in the EAA. The proposal
made by folks in Lee County,"
South Bay Mayor Clarence
Anthony said, "is to flood that
area- including our cities."
The vote came moments after
a presentation by the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, who covered the positive
and negative effects of the meas-
ure. By their account, the plan is
set to create more problems
than it sets out to solve.
"No, it doesn't make the estu-
aries any better," Chip Merriam
with the SFMWD said at the
meeting. "The restudy analysis
could not justify the cost of buy-
ing land and building a huge
reservoir that is underutilized in
most years."
The plan as it calls for now
would essentially turn many


acres of land in the Everglades
Agricultural Area into storage
areas for water from Lake Okee-
chobee when it becomes neces-
sary, with the idea that the water
will not further damage local
estuaries.
The plan costs, by SFWMD's
estimation, is $4 billion, an
amount representatives of the
district said can be used to find
other less invasive alternatives
that may provide a permanent
solution. "There is one job lost
for every 20 acres of land," said
Mr. Merriam. "This is something
we need to be mindful of. This
creates new problems for us to
deal with."
Directly affected by the pro-
posal, residents at the meeting
expressed concern.
Mary Ross Wilkerson, a resi-
dent of Belle Glade, asked, "If it
rains, what are we going to do?
Swim? I don't think we the peo-
ple should be suffering."
Leaders said they will work
together in fighting the proposal.
The tri-cities board voted unani-
mously to oppose any plan that
proposes to flood the EAA.
"The folks in Lee County are
saying, 'Why don't we flood this
entire area?'" Mayor Anthony
said. "Even if you do that, it does-
n't work. And you take out a big
economic area." The mayor
called his neighboring elected


officials to oppose the measure.
"We need to become as active as
other counties. The cities yelling
the loudest will be heard."
Mayor J.P. Sasser from Paho-
kee agreed with Mayor Anthony.
"To me, we're being asked to
correct a problem we didn't cre-
ate, once again. Why don't they
put some of the water on their
property?"
A question even Congress-
man Mark Foley once asked offi-
cials of Lee County as well. Areas
affected by the Lee County pro-
posal include Western Palm
Beach County, Hendry County,
and Glades County. Every repre-
sentative in all three regions have
been adamantly opposed to the
suggestion that their very liveli-
hood be destroyed for the sake of
Lee County property prices.
Research conducted by a
group of Moore Haven High
School students show that pollu-
tants coming out of Lake Okee-
chobee and running into the
Caloosahatchee River, is far less
than pollutants coming from
urban development in the Cape
Coral and Tampa areas.
The city of Sanibel sparked
this controversy a few weeks ago
by threatening litigation against
the SFWMD to halt water releas-
es, alleging Lake Okeechobee
pollutants were causing algae
blooms and destroying estuaries.


Lee County Commissioner Ray
Judah then implied that the sug-
arcane fields surrounding the
lake should be flooded with the
excess water and virtual finger
pointing began with accusations
leveled at lake area communi-
ties.
Glades County has already
stated that Lee County needs to
do more research as to who is
really to blame and is calling for
everyone involved to work
together to solve a common
problem. And while Glades
County clearly puts the onus on
other areas, admits that, "We are
all polluters and we are all
responsible, so we all should
work together."
It has also been reported that
Hendry County has donated
$25,000 to the Army Corps of
Engineers to help in the pending
legal battle, although the city of
Sanibel is claiming they have
already raised $1 million towards
the upcoming litigation, without
having to pass a referendum
onto the voters.
All three regions are preparing
for a battle they did not choose
and all three regions agree on
one common item: No one will
win in litigation and the ultimate
loser will be the taxpayer who
has to flip the bill for government
vs. government litigation.


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Gove Elementary
School

Principal's
challenge
ceremony
Kindergarten through sixth
grade students meeting the first
reading challenge of the 2005-06
school year were recognized in a
special ceremony held Thursday,
Jan. 19 in the school's Media
Center. All of the students
received medallions and were
challenged to continue to read
outside of school. We congratu-
late all 393 students for meeting
reading goals for their respective
grades. We also commend the
parents for their continued sup-
port of this reading initiative and
for taking the time to attend the
Principal's Challenge Ceremony.
The next reading challenge ends
Feb. 24. Hope to have many
more participants!
Christmas gifts
Our sincere gratitude to our
faculty, staff and business part-
ners for making wishes come
true for many of our students
and their families. Because of
their generosity, 182 families
received assistance (food, cloth-
ing, items for the home, etc.)
and over 700 students received
toys during our December Holi-
day Drive Program. Special
thanks to Binks Forest Elemen-
tary School PTA and Leo Club,
Glades Day School Jr./Sr. Honor
Society, Migrant Back to Basic
Angel Program, Adopt a Family
Holiday Day Drive Program,
Mary and Robert Pew Education-
al Foundation, and FHESC. With-
out their support, wish lists
could not have been filled.
Results of


Spelling Bee
The Annual Spelling Bee Con-
test, under the direction of
Clarice Davis, was held on Fri-
day, Jan. 13 in the school's
Media Center. After 17 rounds of
very difficult words, Davina Fer-
guson was pronounced winner;
Chevalier Ford came in second
place. Both students will repre-
sent Gove Elementary in the
upcoming County Spelling Bee
to be held in West Palm Beach
during the month of February.
We are proud of all of the partici-
pants for taking the time to pre-
pare for the competition. A great
big THANK YOU to the judges
Mr. A. Alejo, Mrs. E. Johnson, Mr.
R. Wilson, and Mrs. K. McCarthy.
Your time was appreciated!
Art news
The following sixth grade
artists represented Gove Ele-
mentary in the School District of
Palm Beach County K-12 Student
Art Exhibit: Guadalupe Gonzales
submitted a three dimensional
replica of King Tut's sarcopha-
gus. Karina Rodriguez created a
Coat of Arms. Courtney Snipe,
Jazmine Diaz, and Stephanie
Leon all did paintings of people
in action (roller skating, ice skat-
ing, and water sliding). Their
work represented the artistic tal-
ents of many of our students.
The students will be honored at
a reception at the Center for Cre-
ative Education in West Palm
Beach Thursday, Jan. 19. The
exhibit is open for public view-
ing from Jan. 17-25 from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Upcoming
events...
Jan. 26 PDD/early release
at 11:30 a.m.

Pahokee Elementary


oratorical contest School


The following students repre-
sented Gove Elementary in the
21st Annual Oratorical Contest
sponsored by the City of South
Bay in honor of Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr.: Piper Stamm, Lenah
Sa'ad and Anghm Asalieh. We
applaud them for their effort and
congratulate them for placing
second and third respectively.


Picture Day
Picture Retake Day has been
scheduled to Friday, Jan. 27.
Families, who were unhappy
with their child's picture, may
have their picture taken for no
charge. If this is your first time
having your picture taken, you


must pre-pay. Should you have
any questions, please contact
Mrs. Ferguson at 924-6466.

FCAT parent
curriculum nights
Pahokee Elementary School
will sponsor a FCAT Parent Cur-
riculum Night. Parents of stu-
dents in 3rd and 4th grade will
meet Wednesday, Jan. 25 from
5-6 p.m., in your child's class-
room. Parents of students in 5th
and 6th grade will meet Thurs-
day, Jan. 26 from 5- 6 p.m., in
your child's classroom. Teachers
will share information on the
upcoming FCAT Assessment,
Winter Diagnostic Results, and
tips for student success. If you
are unable to attend the training,
please contact your child's
teacher to receive these helpful
tips.

FCAT evening
computer class
Pahokee Elementary School
and the Pahokee Beacon Center
will offer an FCAT Evening Com-
puter Class beginning Tuesday,
Jan. 31. The class will meet Tues-
day and Thursday evenings only.
Parents of students in 3rd
through 6th grade will have the
opportunity to bring their child
to the school and work on FCAT
preparation software. In an
effort to serve 50 families per
session, families are only
allowed to work a 55-minute
session either 6-6:55 pm or 7-
7:55 pm. Families will not be per-
mitted to work more than one
session per night. Please contact
Ms. S. Smith to register for either
to 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. session at
(561) 924-6544.

Early release day
Thursday, Jan. 26 is an early
release day. Dismissals for stu-
dents will begin at 11:45 a.m.
please make arrangements to
pick up your child at the early
release time.


Canal Point
Elementary School
Kathryn E.
Cunningham/Canal Point Ele-
mentary held an FCAT "PLAY


THE GAME" Pep Rally Wednes-
day, Jan. 18. Staff dressed in
sports attire as the students were
taught the finer points of how to
"win" on the FCAT. Students and
staff were pumped up as the stu-
dents examined scores, chanted
and competed for the class with
the most spirit. Students in
grades 3-6 will continue to "Play
the Game" as we prepare for
FCAT. Each Wednesday the top
54 grade writers will receive a
special DVD. Each Friday there
will be a drawing for students in
grades 3-6 for special plug in
games. Those who have demon-
strated a hardworking attitude
and have worn their uniform will
be eligible for this drawing!

100th DAY MATH
CELEBRATION:
We will celebrate the 100th
Day of school on Thursday, Feb.
9, 6-7 p.m. There will be activi-
ties games and prizes! Plan to
attend this fun event!

Academic focus
1st grade is learning all about
animals. This week they catego-
rized living and non-living things.
Dates to note:
Jan. 26 Professional Devel-
opment Day (1/2 day for stu-
dents)
Feb. 9 100th Day of School
Feb. 10 Progress reports go
home


Glades View
Elementary School

S.A.C. & P.T.O.
meeting
Glade View Elementary
S.A.C. and P.T.O. Meeting will be
held Tuesday, Feb. 16. The SAC
Meeting began at 6 p.m. in the
media center. Parents, volun-
teers, community supporters
and community business part-
ners are always welcome and
invited. Please plan to attend our
monthly meetings and be a part
of the decision making process.
Door prizes were given and
refreshments were served.


Bank of Belle Glade promotes two officers


Submitted to INI
Anita Kirch was recently pro-
moted to Assistant Opera-
tions Officer for the Bank of
Belle Glade.


BELLE GLADE At the Janu-
ary meeting of the Bank of Belle
Glade Board of Directors, two
employees were promoted to
officer status. Rachael K. Chancy
was promoted to Banking Offi-
cer and Anita M. Kirch was pro-
moted to Assistant Operations
Officer.
Ms. Chancy has been an
employee of the bank since June
of 1994. She has served the bank
as a new accounts representa-
tive, loan secretary, head teller,
auditor, and is currently in the
loan administration area.
Ms. Chancy is.a native of Belle
Glade and graduated from Chris-


tian Day School. She is married
to J.D. Chancy and has three
children, Ashley (12), Jason (5),
and Travis (4).
Ms. Kirch has been with the
bank since August of 2002. She
came to the bank with more
than 13 years of experience in
teller and operations areas.
Ms. Kirch also grew up in the
Glades. She graduated in 1981
from Glades Central High School
and received her Associates
Degree in General Education
from Palm Beach Community
College in 1983. She is married
to Darren Kirch and they reside
in Loxahatchee.


Rachael Chancy was recent-
ly promoted to Banking Offi-
cer for the Bank of Belle
Glade.


Companies vie for land in South Bay


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

SOUTH BAY According to
city officials in the area, the
Glades is preparing for an eco-
nomic boom. With speculators
and developers more closely
eyeing the land surrounding the
lake as future destinations, more
and more companies are look-
ing to purchase land in the area.,
The fact is closely mirrored in
the responses the city recently
received by companies on the
possibility of land acquisitions at
the South Bay Park of Com-
merce. Located on a stretch of
Hwy. 27, one of the main corri-
dors of South Florida, the loca-
tion is proving an attractive
option to some.
The Park of Commerce is
made up of three main parcels,


comprising a total of about 112
acres.
According to City Manager
Tony Smith, the city has worked
at aggressively marketing and
selling property on the Park of
Commerce, advertising a
request for proposals that yield-
ed 14 responses from through-
out the state. When contacted to
provide more information as to
their plans for the land, six of the
companies continued to demon-
strate interest in moving to the
location.
The companies, most of
them, are no strangers to the
area, with a number of them
seeking either to expand their
current presence in the Glades
or build up new. The companies
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opment project in that city cur-
rently and Structural Systems,
which has operated in South Bay
for a number of years, to name a
few.
The companies placed bids
on some of the property, with a
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112 acres available. The city
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Before that happens, officials
said they want to ensure that
whichever company is sold the
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respective projects will not sit
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According to some on the city
commission, it would be in the


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out reputable companies with
proven track records on building
successful businesses. With
commissioners considering pos-
sibility of land sale agreements
providing a stipulation that the
new landowners must build
within a certain time frame, they
said it is more important to have
businesses to establish long-
term goals rather than make a
quick profit off of reselling the
land.

"We need to talk about this in
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Spelling Bee
Competition
Glade View Elementary
School sponsored its Annual
Spelling Bee Competition Tues-
day, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m. in the
media center. Parents, commu-
nity members and special guest
were in attendance. Winners
will be announced in the
upcoming week.
After school
tutorial
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achievement at Glade View Ele-
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in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. We are
encouraging students to attend
tutorial sessions daily. Parents
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 26, 2006


Fukae wins FLW season opener


By Mark Young
And Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON What a dif-
ference a year makes. That old
adage has now become a battle
cry for Shinichi Fukae, a native
of Japan, but a resident of Mine-
loa, Texas. Fukae, a FLW touring
pro finished last year's season
opening tournament in a disap-
pointing 140th place, but one
year later, Fukae wrapped up the
tournament title with a $100,000
payday.
Despite sometimes strug-
gling with the English language,
Fukae's charming manner and
big smile has made him a crowd
favorite over the last few years
and with his ever present smile
beaming as wide as ever, his
wife Miyuki was happy t wins
Wal-Mart FLW Tour openerhis
year to devote his time to prac-
tice fishing Lake Okeechobee
and despite fishing a lake that
can change from day to day, his
efforts paid off in a big time
way.
The 2004 Angler of the Year
actually proved the point that
just because you see fish in one
spot, doesn't mean they will be
there the next day. While bass
can be very territorial,.they also
have a challenge of a lake that
has seen some major changes
with record breaking storm sea-
sons and will move to where
they need to be.
Fukae spent much of his
practice fishing in Moonshine
Bay, an area of the lake that was
expected to pay off for many
anglers this tournament due to
its water clarity. But Fukae
moved off out of the bay after
the area was inundated with-
anglers and found his way to the
shallow waters in South Bay
where he would find the bulk of
his fish.
Fukae overcame Keith Pace
who led the field going into the
final day of fishing and last
year's FLW Lake Okeechobee
champion Kelly Jordan who had
been hot on the heels of Pace
after trailing the leader by 1.3
pounds. Fukae was behind them
both and had the 2001 FLW


Lake Okeechobee champion
David Fritts right behind him.
Fukae's 28-plus pounds vault-
ed him over the competition to
take the first place grand prize.
Chip Harrison also had a better
final day, climbing from the bot-
tom five after day one of the
finals to claim second place and
a payday worth $36,000.
Pace would settle on third
place and a $25,000 check while
Jordan dropped to fourth to
earn $20,000. Fritts dropped to
fifth to take home $18,000.
The tournament paid out 75
places on both the professional
and co-angler sides. Clewiston's
own Scott Martin ended the
tournament in 42nd to earn
$10,000 and Florida favorite
Bobby Lane, from Lakeland, fin-
ished right behind Martin to
earn the same amount.
It would be a Georgia angler
by the name of Tim Johnson to
take the top co-angler prize
worth $20,000 after tournament
favorite Darrel Stevens, who led
the field after the first day, strug-
gled to drop to tenth place over-
all.
Johnson earned a $20,000
victory with five bass weighing 8
pounds, 9 ounces. He caught
the bass casting a Rat-L-Trap to
an open-water ditch while fish-
ing with Fritts. The ditch
dropped from one to five feet
and, according to Johnson,
appeared to be a spawning area.
"This feels great," said John-
son, who has earned two top-
10s in Wal-Mart Bass Fishing
League competition since 2003.
"This is the first tournament that
I've ever fished as a co-angler. I
normally fish as a boater, and I
thought that it would be hard
fishing in the back of the boat,
but I had three terrific partners
this week."
Rounding out the top five co-
anglers were Fred Martin of
North Little Rock, Ark. (four
bass, 6 pounds, 9 ounces,
$10,000); Ron Chapman of Lake
Quivira, Kan. (three bass, 6
pounds, 8 ounces, $9,000);
Randy Clark of Mobile, Ala. (five
bass, 5 pounds, 13 ounces,
$8,000) and James Fredieu of


Shinichi Fukae, 2006 FLW Tour Lake Okeechobee Champion,
vaulted into first place on day four after a staggering day's
catch on Lake Okeechobee. Fukae, originally from Japan,
now lives in Mineola, TX with his wife Miyuki.

Clewiston's Judy Israel gave her hometown a
great showing by placing 26th overall on the
co-angler division.


Saint Martinville, La. (three bass,
5 pounds, 3 ounces, $7,000).
Overall, 48 bass weighing 100
pounds, 8 ounces, including
eight five-bass limits, were
caught Saturday by the 10 pro
finalists.
The next FLW Tour stop will
be the $1.25 million Chevy Open
on Lake Murray in Columbia,
S.C., February 8-11 followed by
a stop presented by A&W Root
Beer on Pickwick Lake in Flo-
rence, Ala., March 1-4. The $1.25
million Wal-Mart Open powered
by Tyson will visit Beaver Lake in
Rogers, Ark., April 5-8, then it's
off to Kentucky Lake May 10-13
for a tournament presented by
Pedigree. The final regular-sea-
son stop, presented by Kel-
logg's, runs June 21-24 on Lake
Champlain in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Each tournament takes the
world's best anglers a step clos-
er to the $1.5 million Wal-Mart
FLW Tour Championship and
Outdoor Show presented by
Castrol, which will be held Aug.
2-5 on Logan Martin Lake in


Birmingham, Ala. The presti-
gious championship hosted by
Birmingham, Pell City and St.
Clair County features 48 pros, 48
co-anglers and bass fishing's
largest guaranteed cash award -
a $500,000 first-place prize for
the winning pro. Held in con-
junction with the tournament is
a world-class outdoor show fea-
turing more than 140 exhibits.
Coverage of the Lake Okee-
chobee tournament will be
broadcast to 78 million FSN (Fox
Sports Net) subscribers in the
United States as part of the
"FLW Outdoors" television pro-
grams airing Feb. 19 and Feb. 26.
"FLW Outdoors" airs Sunday
mornings at 11 Eastern time.
"FLW Outdoors" is also broad-
cast internationally to more than
300 million households in such
countries as Germany, China,
South Africa, Australia,
Malaysia, Russia, Hungary and
the United Kingdom, making it
the most widely distributed
weekly outdoor-sports televi-
sion show in the world. Addi-


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Professional Angler Mike Surman, champion of the inau-
gural FLW Lake Okeechobee Tournament in 1996, hoists
one of Okeechobee's largemouth big boys. Local resi-
dents participated in the tournament, including Scott Mar-
tin, who came in 42nd in the field of 200 with winnings of
$10,000. Asa Godsey (123rd) and Mark Fann (184th) are


also Clewiston residents.
tionally, FLW Outdoors is proud
to provide tournament coverage
to more than 800,000 service
members stationed around the
world in 177 countries and
aboard naval ships through
broadcasts on the American
Forces Network.
Clewiston's Judy Israel gave
her hometown a great showing
by placing 26th overall on the
co-angler division.
You have to drop down into
the 50s before finding any other
Florida anglers that knows Lake
Okeechobee well enough to call
it a home lake. Dererk Savage,
from West Palm. finished 57th,
and Wellington's Jimmey Shel-
ton ended up 59th with both
angler collecting $600 for their
efforts.


The top anglers will be look-
ing to protect the points they
gained in this year's season
opener as the tournament trail
heads to South Carolina to fish
Lake Murray in the second of
seven tournaments on Feb. 8.
Those anglers who found Okee-
chobee's version of the "The
Lady in Black" or the lake "Too
Tough to Tame" will be looking
to Lake Murray for some kind of
resurgence in keeping their
hopes alive for the grand title of
2006 FLW overall champion.
That honor will be bestowed in
early August when the trail
wraps up with the FLW champi-
onship in Birmingham, Alaba-
ma.
Castrol will be sponsoring
the end of season event.


Clewiston gals win the '06 state soccer championship


By Mark Young

CLEWISTON Coach Jairo
Sanchez was born in Columbia,
South America and played soc-
cer in the streets while teaching
himself all the skills necessary to
not only play the game, but
eventually to pass on his knowl-
edge to the youth of Clewiston.
Sanches arrived in Clewiston
from Canada in July of 2001 and
that's when an unexpected jour-
ney first began.
Sanchez didn't come to
Clewiston to teach soccer to this
city's young girls, but coinci-
dence and fate would prove
that to be the case when Mr. and
Mrs. Sanchez enrolled their two
young twin daughters into the
U-10 American Youth Soccer
Organization (AYSO) program.
Despite their father's back-
ground, the young girls were
equally new to the sport as most
of their teammates, but showed
their father's flair for the game.
Sanchez coached his first year
for the U-10 squad and didn't get
his squad past the semi-finals in
2003, but having received the
taste for state competition, set
out to create his version of a
"dream team."
He implemented the philoso-
phies of a championship dream,
which meant putting in the
hours of hard work that past
state champions were notorious
for and the following year, in
2004, accomplished what no
other Clewiston squad had been
able to do making it to the
semi-finals and winning a
thrilling overtime victory against
Ocala to finish third in the state.
In 2005, he repeated his
team's semi-final appearance,
this time with the U-12 team and
under extreme weather condi-
tions, Clewiston once again
added a third place finish to
their city's growing list of youth
soccer accolades.
Understanding what it would
take to surpass their earlier
achievements, Sanchez upped
the anti by squeezing in grueling
practice games against proven
programs from West Palm
Beach and Miami and put more
of an emphasis on conditioning.
Equally important is the willing-
ness of his young team mem-
bers who devoted themselves to
the ideals of training hard and
sacrificing playtime for the
demands of practicing for one
single goal to bring home a
state title.
This month, in Ocala, that
dream became a stark reality as
Clewiston's U-12 squad made
their hometown proud by bring-
ing home state championship
glory, a historic sports accom-


plishment for America's Sweet-
est Town.
With the squad's spiritual
leader and calming presence by
their side in assistant coach Irma
Sanchez, 12 Clewiston gals
competing in the U12 state com-
petition embarked on a champi-
onship journey that began in
November and culminated this
month with the ultimate prize.
It was one of five Clewiston
teams who made the trip, but
only one local squad would
make the finals and win it all.
The state championship tourna-
ment kicked off Jan. 14 as,
Clewiston took the field against
an unknown opponent in
Homestead. Homestead didn't
know anything about Clewiston
either, but soon would, as the
trio of Brenda Prudencio, Fanay
Sanchez-Riveros, and Ileana
Sanchez-Riveros took over the
action to spark Clewiston to a 6-
0 victory with the twins, Brooke
Flynn and Leslie Almanza
accounting for the bulk of the
scoring.
The victory swept Clewiston
into competition with Weston, a
team Clewiston knew well from
several pre-season scrimmages.
While Weston always proved to
be a tough opponent, they had
not defeated Clewiston in play
and would not get the victory
this time around as well.
It was a scoreless battle
through much of the action, but
young IIeana broke the dead-
lock with two minutes left in
regulation to give Clewiston a 1-
0 victory, which would pit them
against one of the host teams
from Ocala in third round
action.
Ocala, with more experience
at this level, was favored to
knock off the young Clewiston
team, but with Ocala already
having suffered a 4-3 loss to Key
Largo earlier in the tournament,
Clewiston was primed to knock
the host squad out of the tourna-
ment. Leslie opened up the
scoring early and Ileana sealed
the win late in the game as
Clewiston put together their
third straight shut out victory.
On a cold Monday morning,
Clewiston took the field against
another Homestead team who
played the now tournament
favorite squad from Key Largo
to a 1-1 tie. Homestead would
score the first goal of the tourna-
ment against Clewiston to take
an early lead and held onto it
until late in the game.
Coach Sanchez opted for a
quicker midfield and turned to
Leslie, the twins, Maryly Rico
and Diana Hernandez to turn up
the heat. It only took a couple of
minutes for the move to pay off


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Submitted to INI
Clewiston's AYSO state soccer champions brought home Clewiston's first ever AYSO
state title and did it with three shutout victories, one overtime victory, and a pair of to the
end dog fights.


with the tying goal and Kelsie
Moore coming in as Clewiston's
new goaltender proved to be
valuable as Moore fended off
several tough shots to keep
Homestead out of the net to
send the game into overtime.
Clewiston's defense stepped
up their intensity behind the
play of Olivia Rivera, Brooke,
and others, as.Clewiston's for-
wards wore down Homestead's
defense to score the winning
goal in the first overtime period.
Clewiston extended their advan-
tage in the second overtime
period and held on to win a 3-2
ball game.
The victory sent Clewiston
into their first ever state champi-
onship finals, already guarantee-
ing to set a new Clewiston stan-
dard in AYSO soccer. A mere
two hours after their grueling
semi-final match with Home-
stead, the girls took the field
against Boynton Beach.
After a first half battle that
ended with goose eggs on the
scoreboard for both squads, it
would be Boynton whlo would
take the lead early in the second
half. Coach Sanchez made some
key adjustments, which led to
Diana putting Clewiston back in
the mix with the tying goal just
minutes after Boynton's go
ahead score.
The very next trip down the
field for Clewiston saw some
great passing that found Fanya
wide open for the shot and she
made good on the opportunity


to score what would prove to be
the winning goal. The game fea-
tured national referees, one of
which would later compliment
the young Clewiston gals for
their talent and sportsmanship
on the field.
All the teams that Clewiston
played against in these state
games have soccer year round,
whereas Clewiston does not.
Brooke Flynn was asked if the
state games were the hardest
she ever played. Her comment
that those games were nothing
compared to a regular practice
day with coached by Jairo and
Irma Sanchez.
When asked why she stated
that, "Before practice even
begins we have to run for 15
minutes. And I mean run! Not
jog! Then practice starts for two
hours and after ball handling
and skills are practiced we
scrimmage against coach Jairo
and coach Irma. The whole
team against just the two coach-
es and they always beat the
pants off of us at 10 or 12 to 0!
Now those were tough games!"
In the words of coaches Jairo
and Irma, "This was not only a
victory for the girls and the
coaches; this was not only a vic-
tory for the parents and the
small town of Clewiston, but a
lesson to all of us that hard
work, dedication and persever-
ance pay off big time. Without
the commitment made by all the
player's parents there would be
no victory. Teamwork includes


parent's dedication and support,
players' hard work and willing-
ness to go the extra mile and the
coaches' determination. This is
what defines a victory. This
teams hard work and dedication
is an honorable example to the
city of Clewiston. It is with great
pride and joy that we dedicate
this state championship to our
12 special girls. I would like to
share with you what makes
each player special to us and a
valuable member of this cham-
pionship team.
"Jersey #2 Brooke Flynn:
At only 49" tall she is a pack of
dynamite. Great at defense, she
is not afraid of other players
who are three times her size.
Brooke is an indispensable
strong defender. She has the
heart of a lion. And since she
always smiles her pretty smile,
even while playing her hardest,
makes her a joy to have on any
team.
Jersey #3 Kelsie Moore:
One or our goalkeepers who is
only a couple of inches taller
than Brooke. No ball can pass
our very skilled Kelsie. With her

pretty Barbie doll face who
would think that she was as
tough as a linebacker.
Jersey #4 Olivia Rivera:
Another fighter who is very
strong and quick on defense.
Who would think that this quiet
shy little girl can put on such a
fight on the field?
Jersey #5 Ileana Sanchez-
Riveros: She knows how to


organize the team and where to
puitt'Me ball!!'fie'mind, game
and skills.are amazing. Her pret-
ty face and her timidity give her
a special charm.
Jersey #6 Fanya Sanchez-
Riveros: Her quick thinking and
strong skills make her a good
player in every single position.
Her slim body and pretty face
make her a little Mia Hamm
look-a-like.
Jersey #7 Angela Foun-
tain: Amazing! This is Angela's
first year playing soccer and she
is an awesome goalkeeper and
very strong as a defensive play-
er. Angela's good sense of
humor was a definite bonus to
our team.
Jersey #8 Elizabeth
Minero: A very strong defender
and one of the best fighters. Eliz-
abeth couldn't make it to state
due to an injury but remained a
part of the team until the end.
Jersey #9 Brenda Pruden-
cio: Couldn't practice with the
team during pre-season due to a
broken wrist, but was ready for
the state tournament as a very
strong forward with a never-
ending smile.
Jersey #10 Leslie Alman-
.za: Leslie is a synonym for
speed, with her long legs she
makes any opponent tremble in
their shin guards. Any opposing
coach is sure to worry when
Leslie takes off down the field.
Jersey #11 Diana Hernan-
dez: One of the strongest and
fastest defenders Diana's confi-
dence and skills make her a very
good forward and the team's
hidden weapon.
Jersey #12 Cassandra
Paniagua: With her height and
her enthusiasm she gave every-
thing she had. She is a joy to
have on the team with her smile
and her good attitude.
Jersey #13 Maryly Rico:
What a fighter! She has come a
long way and has become an
indispensable, strong mid-field-
er. With her calm and quiet per-
sonality she is also a joy to have
on our team.
Parents and players wanted
to thank coaches Jairo and Irma
Sanchez and Team Manager
Arnold Moore for all the hard
work and encouragement
through the past few months.
And a very special thank you to
the outstanding and very special
12 little girls from Clewiston
who brought home a state
championship and will live for-
ever in this small city's hearts
and minds.
Editor's note: Congratula-
tions to the Clewiston gals. You
have made all of us very proud!


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Tiger grapplers are wrestling well
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SUWANEE This weekend
at the Suwannee Invitational the
Tigers faced off against some of
the best wrestlers, from not only
Florida, but also from Georgia,
Tennessee, Alabama, and
Texas.
Both of the top two teams in
Florida 1A attended, which are
Suwannee and Clay, but the
tournament also saw Bradley
Central, from Tennessee, return
as a three-time state champion.
Also wrestling was a third-
ranked team from Texas,
Copell, and lastly Valdosta High
School from Georgia, which
boasts several state champs.
"This is by far a tougher tour-
nament than the state tourna-
ment and is a good chance to
see where we are at. If we can
place here we can place at
state," said Tiger head coach
Jess Alford.
Clewiston ended the tourna-
ment with two fourth place fin-
ishers in Byron Holmes
wrestling at 112 pounds and Kris
Smith who takes the mat at 140.
Byron Holmes by no means
did it the easy way in the first
round he took out the number
four seed a state qualifier


Submitted to INI/Sandy Smith
Byron Holmes (far right) ended a very tough tournament with
a fourth place showing for the Tigers.
from Prattsville, AL, and won the Byron Then lost to a Lincoln
match decisively with a 15-3 wrestler in a close match in the
decision. second round. In the consola-


tion rounds, Byron had his most
credentialed wrestler of a trans-
fer in from Clay who won sever-
al matches at slate last year and
was seeded third at this tourna-
ment. Byron won 8-3 to move
on to the consolation finals
where he lost to the same Lin-
coln wrestler, which he had lost
to earlier that day.
Kris Smith had a weekend
full of serious matches. Win-
ning in the first round against
Lincoln and moving on to the
semi finals against a two-time
placer from Clay. Kris wrestled a
great-match and ended the third
period with the Clay wrestler on
his back, but still lost a thriller
by a final score of 11-13.
Kris battled back through the
consolation rounds defeating a
University Christian wrestler 7-
6. In the consolation finals Kris
also faced a wrestler that he had
previously won against from
Lincoln. This match was much
closer with Smith on top at the
end by one point, 6-5.
Several other Tiger competi-
tors put out solid efforts within
a very tough tournament and
walked away with a positive
showing for Clewiston's young


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The Tigers' primary 140-pounder Kris Smith wrapped
another tournament with a medal finish after placing fourth
at the Suwannee Invitational Jan. 14.


mat squad. They include:
112-byron holmes 2-2
119-jared bacollao 1-2
125-Brandon Caulkins 1-2
135-Joey Cordova 0-1
140-Kris Smith 2-2
160-Alton Edmond 1-2


189-Jamar Boykin 0-2
"We got what we came for,
competition and the best in the
state. This is a reality check for
some of us and a realization of
talent for others," said coach
Alford.


Ichi the deer is environmental mascot


The South Florida Water
Management District named
Ichi the Deer as official mascot
of Environmental Education
and Wildlife Conservation
Awareness at the Jan, 11, 2006
Governing Board meeting in
West Palm Beach.
"As a board member, and
also as a parent, I believe that it
is imperative that we make a
special effort to promote
awareness, appreciation,
knowledge and stewardship of
our natural resources, especial-
ly with our youngest residents,"
said Governing Board Vice-
Chair Irela Bagua. "Ichi the
deer is a delightful character
that children of all ages can
relate to and learn from."
Ichi's story is told in a book
about the rescue and adven-
tures of this lone baby deer
from the Big Cypress Swamp.
Ichi was raised and cared for
until old enough to be released
back into the wild. The book
teaches that.nall of nature's
creatures are special and per-
sonify the importance of life.
"EE-Chee" is the Seminole
word for deer. The spelling in
Japanese "Ichi" means number
one. So Ichi became the num-
ber one baby deer.
Ichi's tale was written by
Robert Edward Wallace and is
based on a true story. The ani-
mal was first cared for by a
local zoo in Hollywood, Fla.
and then by Mr. Wallace and his
wife until its release. In August
2005 the author received the
Best Florida Book Award from


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left are Miami-Dade Service Center Director Jos Fuentes, Governing Board
Bagu and author Robert Edward Wallace.


the Florida Publishers Associa-
tion, Inc.
"The District strives to edu-
cate residents about how the
Everglades is important to us
all, what problems need to be
solved, what governments and
businesses are already doing,
and why everyone needs to
help," said Ms. Bagua. "Togeth-
er with Freddy the Friendly Alli-
gator, Ichi will help encourage
interest and involvement in
issues that are important to
South Florida."


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Sports Briefs


Cheer and Dance.
sign-ups
LABELLE If you are inter-
ested in competitive cheerlead-
ing or competitive dance,
Southwest Universe All-Stars
would like to welcome you to
come and sign-up. We are locat-
ed on Jaycee/Lyons Blvd. in
LaBelle. We have team spots
open from ages three and up.
There are a few spots left on our
6th grade and under team. We
encourage any child with a
good attitude and determina-
tion to come on over and check
us out. If you have any ques-
tions you can contact Tammy


Watkins at (863) 673-1197.


Coast Guard
makes house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you
know the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary makes house calls? They
will come to your home to dis-
cuss the required safety equip-
ment needed on your boat. This
service is free. You will receive a
cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all
the requirements. Call 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.


Varsity Sports Schedules:


Editor's note: The fall high
school sports season is upon
us. To have your school's sched-
ule published, e-mail them to
myoung@newszap.com. To
help us provide lake-area cov-
erage, request a sports informa-
tion sheet or please send game
stats to
myoung@newszap. com.


WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULES
Clewiston High School
Girls Basketball:
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Boys Basketball:
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 28: Pahokee, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Feb. 4: Glades Day, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Wrestling:
'Jan. 28: Grinder Invitational at
Lemon Bay


Feb. 10- 1: Regionals
Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lake-
land

Glades Day School
Boys Basketball:
Jan. 27: Community Christian,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28:'St. Edward's, Away, 2
p.m.
Feb. 1: Inlet Grove, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Feb. 3: Royal Palm Beach, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Clewiston, Away, 7:45
p.m.
Girls Basketball:
Jan. 19: Summit Christian,
Away, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: St. Edwards, Home,
4:30 p.m.
Jan. 24: Cardinal Newman,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: American Heritage
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Klein to seek direct election of insurance commissioner


State Senator Ron Klein (D-
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will pursue legislation to crea'l a
directly elected insurance com-l
missioner. This legislation would
put the question of amenlding
the Constitution to create the
new post in the hands of Flori-
da's voters.
Klein said that the move was
motivated in part by his recent
efforts to seek accountability of
insurance companies for alleged
acts of mismanagement and
negligence. Last month, Klein


called on the Office of Insurance
Regulation to freeze rate hikes
pending an investigation of near-
ly $200 million that was paid out
in the wake of the 2004 hurri-
cane season to areas far
removed from the path of hurri-
cane destruction. The OIR
responded by stating that the
office did not have the authority
to act on this call. Klein said that
such responses underscore the
fundamental lack of authority
and oversight of the current sys-
tem.


"What this state needs is one
individual, elected by the people
of the state of Florida, vested
with the authority and power to
hold insurance companies
accountable for their actions,"
Klein said.
Klein said that his legislation
will,give voters the opportunity
to return the authority for the
regulation of. the insurance
industry to one elected cabinet
post. To guard against political
influence, Klein said that his leg-
islation will bar persons running


for the office from taking politi-
cal contributions from insurance
companies or those affiliated
with the insurance industry.
Additionally, Klein said this indi-
vidual will be vested with "real
authority to regulate the insur-
ance industry."
"When the voters of this state
chose to shrink the size of the
cabinet in 1998, they were never
asked if they wanted to do away
-with the direct election of the
individual in charge of regulating
insurance," Klein said. "After


three years of skyrocketing pre-
miums, policy cancellations,
fraud, neglect and mismanage-
ment it's time we give the people
of this state the opportunity to
decide if they are happy with the
current system."
Klein said the current system
has diluted the authority of the
insurance commissioner and
created confusion as to who is
responsible for specific oversight
of the industry. Klein said that
this greatly favors the insurance
industry.


"We have to put a stop to the
buck passing and finger pointing
going on between the office of
the Chief Financial Officer and
the Office of Insurance Regula-
tion," Klein said. "This can only
be accomplished by putting the
responsibility for insurance regu-
lation into the hands of one
directly elected person who is
willing to accept the responsibil-
ity and use the authority given
them to protect the homeown-
ers of the state."


Meeting

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The board is planned as an
entity separate from other local
government entities. It would
have the power to levy non ad val-
orem assessments, which means
that it will not directly affect the
revenue of any of the three cities.'
To stretch from Canal Point, to
South Bay and include all three
cities between it, the area is
approximately 90,000 acres.
By levying an assessment of
$10 per acres, for example, the
total annual yield would be close
to $1 million, at least initially.
According to Terry Lewis, who
with Representative Taylor draft-
ed the bill, small landowners will
pay perhaps $10 per year, with
agricultural companies and other
large businesses footing a larger
part of the bill.
A referendum would be
required in order to pass the bill
by voters registered to vote in the


Youth

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local police force.
"I want to know, where can I
hang? Where can I walk? Where
can I talk?" she asked commis-
sioners at the meeting. "When I
get out from work, what can I
do?"
The issue is a recent one, offi-
cials said.
Former Police Chief Mike Mor-
ris, now lieutenant as a result of
the city's transfer to the sheriff's


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as a nearby canal sinks the proper-
ty behind their homes. In the past,
the city had been unable to get any
agency to lay claim to the canal to
remedy the issue, but have found
that it belongs to the state.
The city of Belle Glade, which is
planning a major expansion of its
existing business park, asked for
the delegation's help in that
endeavor. According to Belle Glade
City Manager Houston Tate, the city
wants to expand its business park
by 500 to 800 additional acres.
This, he said, is meant to spur
the type of economic develop-
ment that the city needs, to pro-
vide the jobs that the local work-
force presently does not have and
to welcome additional businesses


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check for $72 to cover the undue
payments. According to city staff,
that amount covers the last two
years, at $3 a month. A second
check for $60 will soon be mailed
to the same residents to cover the
two years prior to that, which will
cover the amount of $2.50 a month
accumulated over two years.
SIt is still uncertain whether or
not the city may be able to provide
some credit to residents to cover
the overcharges going back before
the last four years.


county and living within the
boundaries of the proposed dis-
trict.
At such an early juncture sev-
eral community leaders wanted
time to disseminate the informa-
tion, but others were more con-
cerned with a section of the bill
that called for appointments to
the board by the governor.
Residents argued against the
measure.
Kenneth Holley said he was
most bothered by the prospect of
a governor-appointed board.
Though the members of that
board would be required to live in
the three cities, though landown-
ers outside the city limits could
live outside of the district, he
wanted the option to "pull the
lever on someone who I think can
represent me best."
David Goodlett, representing
the Sugar Co-op believes the pro-
posal can perhaps open up other
avenues that may be pursued in
the future and congratulated Ms.
Taylor for presenting a bill that
would begin that dialogue. "I see


office, said that the cause of the
confusion can be traced to police
officers who sometimes enforced
loitering, open container and lit-
tering laws, while another group
of officers took a more lax
approach to its enforcement. "In
the past, we have made conces-
sions," he said. "What the sher-
iff's office did in our absence was
enforce 100 percent."
The sheriff's office took over
for a brief period in December
while police officers underwent
training to become sheriff's
deputies as a result of the switch.
Deputies assigned temporarily to


to the county.
"This is important to the region
..and it is important to the county,"
Mr. Tate said. "This'is one of those
things that will really stimulate"
growth, he said.
Belle,Glade also presented its
plan to renovate the present city
hall complex to accommodate a
building to house the public safety
departments. Under that plan, the
city is to construct an additional
building at the corner of Martin
Luther King Blvd. and Main St.
The city also presented its plan
to construct boat locks at the local
marina. With a similar approach
to economic development as its
business park, city officials said
the locks would help to create a
residential boom with properties
located around the lake. Engineer-
ing costs are estimated at $1.8 mil-
lion.


"The state is saying we can only
go back four years when we owe
them more," said Commissioner
John Wilson. "We should pay the
individuals their money regardless
of what the statute says."
Mayor Clarence Anthony
pledged to work directly with the
community and staff in sorting
through the issue and helping to
resolve the complaints, but more
importantly to review the facts sur-
rounding the confusion.
"We know what we have to
do," he said before addressing resi-
dents. "You may not be entirely
happy before the next meeting
we will have a resolution on this."


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some things I really like," he said,
explaining that his greatest fear
was in the future expansion of the
district to encompass much of the
agricultural area. With sugar
companies struggling to find
ways to evolve their businesses
will be only further affected by
any new assessments on them,
he said.
Dr. Dorothy Walker, a resident
of the area, argued whether the
cities could, through their own
power, create a board similar in
scope to accomplish the tasks laid
out by the bill.
Mr. Lewis responded, "You
could do something through an
interlocal agreement. It hasn't
happened. I don't see it on the
horizon. That's the reason for
this."
Representative Taylor agreed.
"The cities have been here for
years, but I just don't see where
they have advanced to where they
need to be today," Ms. Taylor said,
as she pledged to work with the
three communities in addressing
their concerns, perhaps in some


the area took to the streets to
enforce the laws that had, for
many years, been largely ignored.
But not everyone agrees with
the new approach.
"Everybody that stands on that
corner is not a drug addict," said
Commissioner John Wilson.
While the youth complains
about the increased enforcement
measures, some officials say they
are hearing a balance of com-
plaints from the youth them-
selves, to the citizens who com-
plain about the youth's loitering.
The commission urged the city
to organize a public meeting to


changes to the bill. "I'm just taken
aback by some of the things I
see."
At a Glades Tri-Cities meeting
held Monday, leaders of the three
cities voted to oppose the bill in its
entirety. According those leaders,
the bill aims to provide powers to
a new governmental board that
are too broad and strong.
"Representative Taylor, we
need to thank her, at least she
tried," said Pahokee Mayor J.P.
Sasser. "This is not the way to do
this, We are certainly capable of
controlling our own destiny."
South Bay Commissioner
Shirley Walker-Turner felt the cre-
ation of the board was not neces-
sary. "My feeling is that great
things are going to happen in the
Glades anyway. Now it's about
who will control everything," she
said.
Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wil-
son's recommendation to oppose
the bill passed unanimously
among the members of the Tri-
Cities Board.


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nity members in organizing activi-
ties that the youth can get
involved in.

"We need to find options for
people who want to be lawful,"
said Mayor Clarence Anthony.
"We have parks that are not being
used. We need somewhere
where you can do things actively
and constructively. There's got to
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children from birth through age
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family counseling at no cost to
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Alico, Inc. reports first quarter earnings


LABELLE Alico, Inc., (NAS-
DAQ: ALCO) one of the south's
best known agribusiness compa-
nies operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, announced net
earnings for the first quarter of fis-
cal year 2006 of $1.2 million, or
$0.16 per share, compared with
net earnings of $1.0 million, or
$0.13 per share, during the first
quarter of fiscal year 2005.
Operating revenues during the
first quarter of fiscal year 2006
totaled $6.7 million, compared
with $7.6 million for the first quar-
ter of fiscal year 2005. The
decrease in operating revenues
was primarily due to decreased
revenues from the sale of rock and
sand products.
John R. Alexander, chairman
andcChief executive officer, noted,
"Hurricane Wilma, a category
three hurricane, swept through
southwest Florida on Oct. 24,
2005, causing extensive damage to
the company's crops and infra-
structure in Collier and Hendry
Counties. The company recorded


a casualty loss of $5.7 million of
damages to crop inventories and
infrastructure from the hurricane.
However, increased income from
bulk real estate sales ($4.4 million
compared with $0.0 million for the
three months ended Nov. 30, 2005
and Nov. 30, 2004, respectively)
and interest and investment
income ($5.0 million for the three
months ended Nov. 30, 2005 com-
pared with $1.3 million for the
three months ended Nov. 30,
2004) offset the casualty loss and
loss from operations ($1.0 million
loss compared with $1.1 million
income for the three months
ended Nov. 30, 2005 and 2004,
respectively)."
Addressing the divisional
results, Mr. Alexander noted that:
The Citrus Division reported
operating profits of $0.6 million
during the first quarter of fiscal
2006, compared with $0.8 million
for the first quarter of fiscal year
2005. Hurricanes, citrus canker
finds and increased real estate
development in the central and


southern portions of Florida where
the majority of citrus is produced
within the state have combined to
reduce the supply of citrus for the
past two years, resulting in price
increases for citrus products
across the industry. However, crop
losses in the current fiscal year due
to hurricane Wilma are expected
to continue to offset the increased
prices for citrus products.
Sugarcane and sod generated
a loss of $0.6 million for the three
months ended Nov. 30, 2005 com-
pared with earnings of $0.4 million
for the three months ended Nov.
30, 2004. Fertilizer is the largest
component of production costs
for the Company's sugarcane
crop. Due to price increases in the
cost of fuel used to produce fertiliz-
er, fertilizer prices increased 23
percent over their prior year levels.
The increased price of fertilizer
caused the Company's production
costs per ton to rise above the
expected net realizable value. As a
result, the Company adjusted its
inventoried sugarcane crop by


$834 thousand in the first quarter
of fiscal 2005, charging it to cost of
sales. This adjustment, caused by
the price increase in fertilizer
described above, was the primary
cause of the loss.
Ranch earnings increased
during the three months ended
Nov. 30, 2005 when compared to
the same period a year ago ($0.5
million compared to $0.2 million
for the quarters ended Nov. 30,
2005 and 2004, respectively).
Prices for Alico's beef products
have improved during the current
year compared to the prior year
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Tree farmer course begins February 7


GAINESVILLE The 2006
"Advanced Master Tree Farmer
Level II" Satellite Shortcourse,
organized by a committee of
extension foresters at various
forestry schools in the southern
United States, will be offered
from Feb. 7 through March 21.
Chris Demers, forest steward-
ship coordinator at the Universi-
ty of Florida's School of Forest
Resources and Conservation,
said the advanced short course is
designed for landowners, exten-
sion agents and others who have
participated in the "Master Tree
Farmer" basic course or who
have a working knowledge of
basic forest management con-
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design and development has also
been provided by the U.S. Depart-
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vice and state forestry agencies
and associations in the South.
Agenda topics will include:
Managing the forest site
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Tools for controlling
unwanted vegetation
Forest health
Water quality and best
management practices for your
forestland
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market opportunities,
Advanced wildlife manage-
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(forest certification, support
tools for forest owners, etc.)


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"Advanced Master Tree Farmer -
Level II" will be Tuesday
evenings, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. East-
ern time, Feb. 7 through March
21 at participating downlink
sites. Several Florida sites will be
participating on a tape-delay
schedule two or three weeks
after the live broadcast. Twenty-
four sites in Florida will partici-
pate. A listing of these sites and
tentative schedules is available
on the Web at http://
www.sfrc.ufl.edu/Extension/ffw
s/ffwshome.htm
Registration in Florida willbe
handled by the Florida Forestry
Association. Fees will be
announced in the registration
brochure and are also available


on-line at
mastertreefarmer2florida.com.
Fees will include access to the
satellite program, notebook and
speaker note materials, and
other local costs associated with
hosting the program.
County extension agents with
UF's Institute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences, Florida Division of
Forestry foresters and others inter-
ested in working at the local level
to host a site, or those who have
any related questions should con-
tact Chris Demers,at (352) 846-
2375 for more details. The region-
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will contain valuable information
as it becomes available. This Web
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UF researchers say citrus greening can be managed


GAINESVILLE Canker
topped the list of worries for the
Florida citrus industry until citrus
greening described as the
world's most serious citrus dis-
ease was found in groves last
year.
"In the long term, the industry
can live with and manage the
canker problem, but citrus
greening is a fatal disease that's
an even larger threat to the
state's signature crop," said
Harold Browning, director of the
University of Florida's Citrus
Research and Education Center
in Lake Alfred. "In other areas of
the world where greening is a
problem, it has never been suc-
cessfully eradicated."
The disease, which slowly
weakens and kills all types of cit-
rus trees, causes fruit to become
lopsided and taste bitter, making
it unusable. Fruit does not devel-
op the desired color, hence the
greening name. There is no
known cure for the disease,
which is on the U.S. Department
of Agriculture's select list of
threats to plants and wildlife reg-
ulated by the Agricultural Bioter-
rorism Protection Act. Greening
does not harm people
Browning said the fatal bacte-
rial disease is transmitted by the
Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina
citri), a tiny insect that is now
widely distributed throughout
Florida, and the disease has been
found in more than 440 different
locations in 11 counties. He said
it's not practical to eradicate cit-
rus greening, but the spread of
the disease can be slowed with
an effective integrated pest man-
agement program (IPM) that
includes limited use of systemic
insecticides and beneficial
insects that attack the psyllid.
The introduction of a benefi-
cial wasp was the first step in an
expanded research program by
UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences to develop a
wide range of best management
practices to prevent greening
from destroying the state's $9.1
billion citrus industry, Browning
said. UF researchers are also
developing management pro-
grams to combat canker.
Marjorie Hoy, a UF professor
of entomology and biological


control expert, said the psyllid
was first detected in two South
Florida counties in June 1998. At
the time, the psyllid was consid-
ered to be a significant pest, and
although it did not appear to
carry the deadly bacterial disease
that causes citrus greening, it
made establishment of greening
more likely if the disease were
introduced. Damage caused by
the psyllid included stunting of
new growth and sooty mold for-
mation on the honeydew pro-
duced by the psyllids.
"When citrus greening started
showing up in citrus trees across
the state in September 2005, we
knew that that we had a potential
disaster on our hands, and that
the psyllid was carrying and
transmitting the deadly disease,"
she said. In an attempt to reduce
populations of the Asian citrus
psyllid, Hoy and Ru Nguyen, an
entomologist with the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, imported
two natural enemies of the psyl-
lid from Taiwan and Thailand.
After evaluating the parasitic
wasps under quarantine condi-
tions to make sure they would be
effective against the psyllid and
not harm the environment, they
began releasing the biological
controls about six years ago.
"One of the beneficial wasps
(Tamarixia radiata) is now wide-
ly established throughout Flori-
da, feeding on the psyllids and
reducing their population by as
much as 80 percent in some
locations between August and
November," Hoy said. "We're
also relying on naturally occur-
ring predacious insects such lady
beetles, lacewings and spiders
that consume more than 90 per-
cent of psyllid eggs and
nymphs."
Unfortunately, even one psyl-
lid can transmit the deadly green-
ing disease, so biological control
cannot be the only tool in man-
aging greening. Any control will
require a holistic approach, Hoy
said.
"Management tools that are
developed should be compatible
with these and other natural ene-
mies that suppress citrus pests
such as mites, whiteflies, scale
insects, leafminers and mealy-


bugs," Hoy said. "Indiscriminate
killing of their natural enemies
could produce serious pest out-
breaks."
What complicates control of
citrus greening is the fact that
symptoms begin to show up in
trees several years after the trees
are infected by the psyllid insects,
said Ron Brlansky, a professor of
plant pathology at UF's Lake
Alfred center.
"Lack of early detection of the
systemic bacterial disease is a
major problem for the citrus
industry," he said. "Once the
symptoms show up, it's too late
to save the tree."
Brlansky said early symptoms
such as leaf mottling and yellow
discoloration may be mistaken
for other problems such as nutri-
tional deficiencies, and laborato-
ry tests are needed to determine
if greening is the problem. The
disease can also be identified by
cutting open small and poorly
colored fruit and looking for
aborted seeds.
He said the UF research pro-
gram will attack the citrus green-
ing problem in three ways by
developing best management
practices for the bacterial dis-
ease, improving diagnostic meth-
ods and testing the effectiveness
of systemic insecticides to stop
transmission of the disease by the
psyllids.
Brlansky is working with
Michael Rogers, an assistant pro-
fessor of entomology at the Lake
Alfred center, and Vern
Damsteegt, an entomologist at
USDA's Foreign Disease and
Weed.Science Research Unit in
Fort Detrick, Md., to evaluate the
ability of systemic insecticides to
reduce transmission of the dis-
ease by psyllids. The Maryland
quarantine facility was selected
because it is far from commercial
citrus in Florida.
Unlike broad-spectrum insec-
ticides that are applied to the
foliage of citrus trees, soil-applied
systemic insecticides may not dis-
rupt the effectiveness of other
beneficial insects that control cit-
rus pests in existing biological
control programs, Rogers said.
"Recent results in our field tri-
als have demonstrated that soil-
applied systemic insecticides


such as Aldicarb can reduce psyl-
lid populations on mature citrus
trees and provide a significantly
longer period of control than
foliar applications," he said.
"These research projects will
allow us to manage psyllids with
fewer pesticide applications than
growers use in other regions of
the world where greening is a
problem."
Rogers said they are looking at
the ability of psyllids to transmit
the bacterium between diseased
and healthy plants that have been
treated with systemic insecti-
cides. "We know the psyllids are
killed when they feed on trees
treated with systemic insecti-
cides, but we do not know if
acquisition and transmission of
the disease will occur," he said.
The effectiveness of the bene-
ficial wasp in controlling the
Asian citrus psyllid is being evalu-
ated by Rogers in cooperation
with Phil Stansly, a professor of
entomology at UF's Southwest
Florida Research and Education
Center in Immokalee, and David
Hall, an entomologist at USDA's
Horticultural Research Laborato-
ry in Fort Pierce.
With the help of participating
growers, the study will identify
citrus production areas where the
beneficial wasp is established
and determine when it is provid-
ing effective biological control of
the psyllid and when broad-spec-
trum foliar insecticide sprays
should not be used. The wasp
will be released in groves where
the biological control is not yet
established.
"Until we can develop citrus
cultivars that are resistant to
greening, the disease will have to
be actively managed," Brlansky
said. "These management strate-
gies include the use of certified
disease-free nursery trees, fre-
quent inspections for the disease
and removal of infected trees that
serve as a source for new infec-
tions."
He said the management pro-
gram also includes educating
growers about identifying symp-
toms that are difficult to diagnose
because they often, occur in con-
junction with mineral deficiency
symptoms.
. To improve diagnostic meth-



ods, Brlansky is working with
Michael Davis, a professor of
plant pathology at UF's Tropical
Research and Education Center
in Homestead, and John Har-
tung, a plant pathologist at
USDA's Fruit Laboratory in
Beltsville, Maryland.
"If we can culture the citrus
greening bacterium in the labora-




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tory, then we would have another
valuable tool for diagnosing the
disease," Brlansky said. "Having
the bacterium in a culture would
enable other diagnostics such as
antibodies for serological detec-
tion to be developed. We are also
looking at the presence of the
bacterium in non-symptomatic
tissues."


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Florida employment rate dropped for December 2005


Florida's unemployment rate
once again hit a record low io
December.2005 dropping to 3.3
percent. The number of unem-
ployed Floridians is down nearly
26 percent from a year ago.
Strong job growth continues
as the state added 248,100 jobs
over the year in December,
growing at 3.3 percent, more
than twice the national rate. The
national rate of growth was 1.5
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Based on the latest available
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The state's seasonally adjust-
ed December 2005 unemploy-


ment rate was 3.3 percent, down
from the revised rate of 3.6 per-
cent in November and down by
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percent a year ago.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for Decem-
ber 2005 of 3.3 percent was 1.6
percentage points lower than
the national rate of 4.9 percent.
Florida continues to see the
rate of job growth exceed other
comparable states. Based on
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latest month for which compara-
ble data are available from other
states, Florida led all states in the
number of new jobs created and
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growth among the 10 most pop-
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ment manufacturing (+3,400
jobs, +8.1 percent). Durable
Goods employment, which
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2004.
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Crist endorsed by


Florida Nurses Assoc.


TALLAHASSEE Charlie
Crist, attorney general and
candidate for governor,
announced that the Florida
Nurses Association, the largest
statewide organization of reg-
istered nurses representing
more than 11,000 nurses
across Florida, endorsed his
candidacy to become Flori-
da's next governor. The
announcement was made at a
news conference at the Flori-
da Nurses Association, where
a number of nurses gathered
with Crist.'
"Nurses are critical in deliv-
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caring for those in need, "said
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campaign to become Florida's
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TALLAH-ASSEE Susan
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of the Citizen Soldier Program that
allows private employers to apply
for grants to help them supplement
pay for their employees who are
called to active duty.
Federal law requires that
employers retain the same or simi-
lar jobs, pay and benefits waiting
for employees who are away on
military duty. The Citizen Soldier
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wages to employees while they are
serving in the United States Armed
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National Guard on federal active
duty.
The Citizen Soldier Program
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one-half of the difference between
the amount of monthly wages paid
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of the employee's active duty com-
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"Florida's citizen soldiers and
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* Genuine Country Feel! It's relating just being
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on the lanai while enjoying a refreshing breeze.
$229,900.


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MOBILE HOMES:
* REDUCED TO $900,000 Mini ranch in Alva. This
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* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse
sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features an addi-
tion with it's own entrance and much more. The prop-
erty has a pond with an island and bridge, an above
ground pool, 2 barns and more.
* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse
which rests on 5+/- acres features a new well and
roof. Property is also fenced with a shed and pond.
* $120,500 3BD/2BA manufactured home locat-


* Cute remodeled home on a 1/2 lot! This little
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* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/- acres
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* Tired of the Circus? No clowning around
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shop. Lower your blood pressure! $189,900.
* STOP DREAMING AND START LIVING! This
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textured walls, and spacious kitchen. Only
$179,900.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/- acres
fenced with outbuildings. Features a huge mas-
ter suite, ceramic tile, built in cabinets and
much more. Only $175,000.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home in Immokalee.
Features new carpet and vinyl and fenced cor-
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* 2.5 acres in southern Pioneer. A great week-
end get-a-way or country home. Bring all offers,
to this motivated seller. $149,900.
* No handy man needed here! Immaculate
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Bonuses included .ytmaI appliances and
fresh coat of paint. Priced to sell at only


ed in the Moore Haven Yacht Club. This home is
brand new and under construction! This is the time
to invest! Call now for completion date.
* $115,000 2BD/1BA mobile home on 2.5+/,
acres in Clewiston. Enjoy peaceful country living
year round or as a weekend getaway!
* $113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under con-
struction! This mobile home is located in the Moore
Haven Yacht Club. The perfect weekend getaway or
winter home. Call now for completion date.
* $112,500 2BD/2BA New Construction in the
Moore Haven Yacht Club. The Moore Haven Yacht
Club is a 55+/- "ownership" park. Call today for com-
pletion date!
* $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The
mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is sur-
rounded in beautiful palm and oak trees.
* $69,900 3BD/2BA manufactured home on
.20+/- acres.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto
Salvage yard.
* $1,500,000 -100+/- Hard to find acres adjoining
Badcock property in Muse. Paved road access.
* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of
trees, fronts on two roads, owner will divide.
* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre.


$59,900.


* Location of a Lifetime! Generations will file past
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electric. Time's on your side in this investment!
$2,750,000.
* 20+/- acres in Muse on CR720. Partially cleared
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* The opportunities are endless! Bring your invest-
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* BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres.
Just minutes from LaBelle on Case Rd. $219,900.

* 2+/- acres on Ft. Center Ave. in LaBelle.
Already has a well and electric on the property.
Enjoy country living only minutes from town.
Only $119,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in
Muse. This property has lots of oaks, pines and
palm trees. Perfect for the nature lover. Priced
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* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are
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* 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura.
$85,000.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in
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* 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900.

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* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart ofAlva on busy
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* $499,000 Build your dream country home on
these 4.4+/- acres. Great location! Close to LaBelle,
Alva and Fort Myers!
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in
Moore Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic
fruit trees and plants. Pole barn and 1930's home are
located on the property,. Home is to be sold "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and
shed.
* $165, t-,rft t on
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* $135,'"B#c2ij per-
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* $98,900 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura. There is
a single wide mobile home included with the property.
The mobile home is to be sold "as is."
HOMESITES:
* $25,500 $72,900 Call for more information
about 3 available lots in Fordson Park. The lots have
been nicely maintained and are dose to everything
in LaBelle
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available
in 55 and older Community located in Moore Haven
Yacht Club. Call for more information.
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AND LEHIGH ACRES


1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $124,900.
* Hard to find double lot in growing Port
LaBelle Unit 102. $119,800.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for
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ther. ote t S/D
in LaBelle. This .37+/- acre is truly a dream
come true. Only $84,900.
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell
@ only $72,900. Possible seller financing.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great
investment property! Only $67,000 each
* Comer lot in Port-LaBelle Unit 102 ready for
your new home. $64,900.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful
lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites!
Outside LaBelle. limits but only minutes from
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acreage close to LaBelle. $46,900.


* Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings with
over 5,800 sq ft of work area on 1+/- acre. Zoned for
Heavy Industrail use. Currently is fully rented out to
3 businesses. Listed at only $525,000.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-l commercial just South of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this com-
mercial corner lot with 3BR/2B mobile home
for rental income could multiply your invest-
ment! Grab this site now! $165,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezon-
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TALLAHASSEE Florida's
Agency for Workforce Innovation
and Workforce Florida, Inc. in
partnership with the Human
Resources (HR) Florida State
Council, has urged Florida
employers to help their employ-
ees take advantage of the Federal
Earned Income Tax Credit
(EITC). The EITC is a refundable
federal income tax credit for low
to moderate income working
individuals and families. Taxpay-
ers who qualify and claim the
credit can pay less federal tax,
pay no tax or even get a tax
refund of up to $4,400.
Based on information from
the IRS it is projected that as
much as $635 million goes
unclaimed by the estimated
350,000+ working families/indi-
viduals in Florida who are not tak-
ing advantage of the EITC. Local
workforce and HR professionals,
in partnership with other key
community organizations around
the state will work together to
help working Floridians apply for
available tax credits. Employers
can learn how the EITC can help
their employees boost their
wages at no additional cost to the
business. With the tax refund, an
individual with a $7 hourly wage
can realize the equivalent of
about $9 an hour. The impact
goes beyond the individual and
their family as local communities
benefit from additional consumer
activity.
"The Earned Income Tax
Credit not only increases net pay
to qualified Florida workers, it
also positively impacts the com-
munities where they spend their
extra take-horre pay," said Susan
Pareigis, Director of the Agency
for Workforce Innovation. "We
want to assist businesses in help-
ing their employees to learn more
about and benefit from the
EITC."
Congress originally approved
the tax credit legislation in 1975.
The maximum benefit at that
time was $400 per year and has
grown to $4,400 for tax year 2005.
Income and family size deter-
mine the amount of the EITC.
Allowable earnings cap also
varies with family size, but can be
as high as $37 K. When the EITC
exceeds the amount of taxes
owed, it results in a tax refund to
those who claim and qualify for


"The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child
Tax Credit provide a substantial incentive for
low to moderate income families to participate
in the workforce. At the same time it gives
these families the dignity of work and self-suf-
ficiency."
Curtis Austin, President of Workforce Florida


the credit.
To qualify, taxpayers must
meet certain requirements and
file a tax return. According to the
Center on Budget and Policy Pri-
orities 1.4 million Florida workers
received the EITC in 2003 (the
most recent year with complete
data) bringing into the.state econ-
omy an additional $2.7 billion.
Many working families will quali-
fy for both the EITC and the Child
Tax Credit (CTC). The EITC will
be larger, but the CTC can also
provide a significant income
boost.
"This is a program that literally
makes work pay," said Curtis
Austin, President of Workforce
Florida. "The Earned Income Tax
Credit and the Child Tax Credit
provide a substantial incentive for
low to moderate income families
to participate in the workforce. At
the same time it gives these fami-
lies the dignity of work and self-
sufficiency."
In addition to an end-of-year
lump sum refund, most individu-
als who qualify for the EITC can
also get a weekly/periodic pay
supplement at no.cost to their
employers by filing a W-5 "EIC
Advance Payment Certificate"
with HR/payroll, thereby increas-
ing net pay and usually job reten-
tion/satisfaction.
"Imagine the impact on your
employees' morale and loyalty
when you help them increase
their net income," said Sherell
Hendrickson, PHR, President of
HR Florida State Council, Inc.,
"It's a win-win situation all the
way around for the individual,
the employer and the community
who benefits from additional dol-
lars circulating in the economy."
Some Florida employers pro-
vide a W-5 to all their new hires
enabling those who qualify to
take home a bigger paycheck
right from the start of their


employment. Other employers
go one step further and, during
tax season, bring in tax prepara-
tion volunteers during the work-
day, at lunchtime, during shift
changes, or after work to help
their employees fill out their
taxes.
To learn more about the EITC
and how you can help your
employees take advantage of it,
go online to
http://www.irs.gov/eitc,
http://www.cbpp.org/eic2006/ or
http://www.floridajobs.org/eitc/i
ndex.html.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation is the lead state work-
force agency and directly admin-
isters the state's Labor Market
Statistics program, Unemploy-
ment Compensation, Early
Learning and various workforce
development programs.
For more information online,
go to www.FloridaJobs.org.
Workforce Florida Inc. is the
state workforce policy and over-
sight board. Workforce Florida
and the Agency for Workforce
Innovation are partners in the
Employ Florida network along
with the 24 Regional Workforce
Boards who deliver services
through nearly 100 One-Stop
Centers around the state. For
more information online, go to
www.WorkforceFlorida.com.
The HR Florida State Council,
Inc., the state affiliate of the Soci-
ety of Human Resource Manage-
ment (SHRM), is a volunteer enti-
ty whose primary objective is to
support the mission and initia-
tives of SHRM through education.
In addition to representing over
11,000 individual members, the
Council acts as a resource for 27
SHRM affiliated chapters and pro-
vides on-going general informa-
tion and guidance. For informa-
tion online, go to
www.HRFlorida.org.


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LABELLE
* 1/2 +/- acre creekfront lot with frontage on
CR 78 would make an ideal site for a spec
home! $89,900
* Immaculate 3/2 DWMH w/ sunroom addition
located on a lake! It sparkles inside w/ new
carpet & paint! $116,900
* Unique 3/2 multi-level home located on a 1/2
+/- acre in town lot with beautiful oaks!
$199,000
PORT LABELLE
* Reduced to Sell! 4/2 home located on an
oversized corner lot boasts a new roof & a
fresh coat of paint inside & out! $168,000
CLEWISTON
* Super affordable 2/1 bungalow located with-
in walking distance of shopping, dining &
banking. $74,900
* Cute-as-a-button 3/1 CBS in-town home w/
detached BBQ area & workshop & beautifully
landscaped yard. $169,900
MUSE
* 2/2 MH on '/ +/- acre in a rapidly growing
area. Ideal for investment! $59,000
* 4/2 DWMH located on a manageable 2 +/-
acre. $79,900
* 2/2 MH located on a beautiful 1 +/- acre
homesite. $154,000
MONTURA RANCH
* 2/1 MH located on 2.5 +/- fenced & gated
acres just off a main thoroughfare. $124,900
FLAGHOLE
* Tear down home located on 2.5 +/- acres w/
six stall horse barn! Bring all offers! $199,000
PIONEER PLANTATION
* 5 +/- acre vacant land tracts starting at
$149,900! Call for more information!
* Brand spanking new 3/2 DWMH located on
2.5 +/- acres on the main thoroughfare.
$170,000
* 3/2 DWMH in "as is" condition located on 5
+/- private & pristine acres. $175,000



LABELLE
* Must see 2/2 home, located in Quail Run S/D,
boasts unbelievable upgrades around every
corner! It's a "Must See!" $214,900
* 1940's home receives an extreme makeoverto
transform into a 3/2 beauty with a loft!
$234,900
* 3/2 CBS in town home, located on a +/-
acre fenced & landscaped lot, is within walking
distance of downtown dining & shopping
attractions. $239,000
* River accessible '/ +/- acre Bee Branch
Creek front homesite. Quiet & scenic!
$239,000
* /2 +/- acre, located in Indian Hills, on a deep
water canal w/ access to the intracoastal!
$249,000
* 3/2 CBS home, located in Laurel Oaks S/D,
boasts spacious rooms & a great floorplan!
$249,900
* Contemporary 3/2 split floor plan home
offers informal & formal living areas, a fenced
back yard & much, much more. Located in
Laurel Oaks S/D! $259,900
* Recently reduced & well maintained 3/2 CBS
house, located in town, offers great location &
a detached enclosed workshop. $259,000
* Beautifully maintained 3/2 DWMH boasts
many luxury upgrades & is situated on 3.5 +/-
fenced & gated acres. $285,000
* Renovated & centrally located office build-
ing w/ room to expand! $299,900
PORT LABELLE
Brand new 3/2 CBS home, located close to
schools & parks, boasts fantastic upgrades at
an economical price! $225,000
CLEWISTON
* Income producing duplex offers (2) 2/1 apts,
an almost new roof & a central location close to
schools. $215,000
MOORE HAVEN
* Cheapest Riverfront Available! 2/2 DWMH
offers phenomenal upgrades, two storage sheds
and a place to clean your fish! Located on a 'z
+/- acre w/ an astonishing 200' +/- of river-
front less that mile from Lake Okeechobee!
$289,900
FLAGHOLE
Completely renovated 3/2 DWMH boasts
phenomenal upgrades you'll have to see to


700 S. Main Street
LaBelle, FL. 33975
863.675.4500
Realtors: Gregory Bone
Lisa Cleghorn
Bonnie M. Denning, CPA
Ward Dickinson
Art Fry Joyce Gerstman
* Yvonne Hallman Lisa
Herrero* Wayne .
McQuaig *Paul Meador
Jesse Wallace
Phyllis-Kelley Miller
Tracey L. Williams


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Motivated Sellers! $219,900

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LABELLE
* Custom built 3/2 two story, locatedl ,ni ,n.
immaculately maintained homesite in thl li i-
tigious Caloosa Harbor S/D. $359,900
* Beautiful 3/2 two story home, located n I.
+/- acres just outside of town. Bring ,iour
horses to this one-of-a-kind country re rt;.
$399,900
* Brand new 4/2 luxury home, located i it( jie
of LaBelle's best neighborhoods, is nest led uin a
beautifully landscaped 1/ +/- acre homesit!
$430,000
CLEWISTON
* Quadriplex CBS apt building, located close ii
to schools, offers (3) 2/1 apts & (1) 3/1 apts.
Annual income exceeds $27,500! .Make an
offer! $319,900
* 2,000 +/- sq. ft. CBS commercial builina xi
US 27 frontage, located at a busy traffic light
intersection! $380,000
* Nine unit rental unit, in need of TLC, loc:at-
ed on an oversized corner lot across the silreel
from a park & within walking distance of sihop-
ping, banking & dining, is a money maker as
annual income exceeds $47K! $419,900
ORTONA
2/1 handicapped accessible DWMH located
on a beautiful homesite overlooking the famed
Caloosahatchee River! $425,000
FLAGHOLE
* Bring your horses! Modern 4/2 pool home w/
detached 26'x 26' workshop, 4 horse stalls, pri-
vate pond w/ dock & countless extras!
$385,000
* Astounding 5.32 +/- acres, backs up ihe Girl
Scout camp, and includes a 3/2 mobile home
with addition. Bring all offers! $385,000
PIONEER PLANTATION
* Custom built 2/2 home, located on 6.25 +/-
private & pristine acres, offers country solace
beyond compare! $399,900



LABELLE
z + acre riverfront acre located in the pres-
tigious Riverbend S/D. $515,000
1 +/- acre w/ 100' +/- of intracoastal frontage
located in LaBelle's only gated community!
$529,000
1 +/- riverfront acre located on one of the
most scenic roads in Hendry Co.! $585,000
Fairy tale 3/2 two story home, located 5 +/-
fenced & gated oak-graced acres minutes out-
side of LaBelle. Additional acreage available!
$585,000
3/2 CBS home offers a smart family-friendly
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GAINESVILLE -- The 55th
Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short
Course at the University of Florida
will be held on May 3-5, 2006, at
the Hilton University of Florida
Conference Center in Gainesville,
Florida. Beef cattle production in
Florida is a dynamic and chal-
lenging industry. Every producer
faces challenges regarding eco-
nomics and marketing, resource
utilization, and management
decisions. These challenges are
on-going processes that necessi-
tate current information for deci-
sion making. The 55th Annual
Florida Beef Cattle Short Course
addresses these challenges that
the beef cattle producers face on
an everyday basis.
*On Wednesday, the after-
noon program will begin at 1
p.m. with the focus on marketing
and land resource utilization
challenges. As the cattle cycle
evolves, knowing where we are
and where the market may be
headed is always pertinent. In
addition, this session will focus
on a timely and important topic
for the sustainability of the beef
cattle industry. The beef cattle
enterprise's land resources and
the continuing issue of land use
and value in Florida will be
approached on a number of dif-
ferent fronts. The day will con-
clude with a reception and Allied
Industry Trade Show, a great
chance for cattlemen and allied
industry representatives to inter-
act and share information.
*On Thursday the course will
addresses some of the manage-
ment issues of beef cattle produc-
tion. Nutrition, cow herd man-
agement, beef products, and beef
product procurement systems
will all be addressed. These basic
issues of beef production will be
approached with improved pro-


duction efficiency in mind. Lunch
will be generously sponsored by
Farm Credit of North Florida. The
afternoon program moves out-
side to utilize the UF/IFAS, Beef
Teaching Unit to demonstrate calf
processing, cattle evaluation, and
hay production techniques.
Thursday evening is capped by
the annual Cattlemen's Steak-
Out, an opportunity to enjoy a
prime rib dinner and time for
conversation.
*Friday morning the program
highlights the University of Flori-
da's ongoing dedication to beef
cattle production. Two concur-
rent sessions will showcase some
of the current research efforts in
the Animal Sciences and Agrono-
my departments that relate
directly to the Florida beef cattle
producer. Alternatively, that
morning will be an opportunity
for interested producers to attend
a Florida Beef Quality Producer
training session. Securing the
ability and the resources to main-
tain the beef industry in Florida
will continue to be a challenge.
Utilizing new and innovative pro-
duction practices to profitably
produce quality beef cattle and
beef products will be an impor-
tant key to maintaining the
opportunity we have to enjoy a
profession and lifestyle in the
beef industry.
Registration cost is $90 per
participant before April 21, and
includes a copy of the Beef Cattle
Short Course proceedings, trade
show, refreshments, and Steak-
Out ticket. Complete informa-
tion, schedules, and registration
can be found online at
http://www.animal.ufl.edu/exten
sion/beef/bcsclndex.shtml, or
contact the University of Florida,
Department of Animal Sciences
at (352)392-1916.


News Briefs


Crist to post financial
information
TALLAHASSEE Charlie Crist,
attorney general and candidate for
governor, released his tax returns for
the past five years, from the time he
served as Commissioner of Educa-
tion to the present. Crist posted the
tax returns on his campaign Web
site, www.CharlieCrist.com/trans-
parency.asp
http://e2ma.net/go/185674113/1541
28/4301968/goto:http://www.Char-
lieCrist.com/transparency.asp.
"I am happy to post these forms
on my Web site in response to a call
for all candidates for governor to do
so," said Crist. "The public has a
right to know about the financial
dealings of the candidates seeking
Florida's highest office."
While serving in public office,
Crist has routinely filed and offered
for public review his tax returns and
financial disclosure forms as
required by the Florida law.
For more information about the
Charlie Crist for Governor Campaign
and additional endorsements,
please visit www.CharlieCrist.com
http://e2ma.net/go/185674113/1541
28/4301969/goto:http://www.Char-
lieCrist.com.
FEMA help deadline
extended to Jan. 31
ORLANDO The deadline for
Florida residents affected by Hurri-
cane Wilma to apply for
federal/state disaster assistance has
been extended to Tuesday, Jan. 31,
say officials from the Department of
Homeland Security's Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA) and Florida's State Emer-
gency Response Team (SERT).
The first step in applying for aid
is to register with FEMA. There are
two ways to register: Log on to
www.fema.gov
http://www.fema.gov/, or call 1-
800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-
462-7585 for those with speech or


hearing impairments. Both lines
are available 24/7. Residents are
urged to register for assistance only
once. Registering multiple times
may cause delays in the assistance
process.
Those who suffered losses from
the hurricane have a variety of assis-
tance programs available to them
as they seek to recover in the
storm's aftermath. Individual assis-
tance can include grants to help
pay for temporary housing, home
repairs and other disaster-related
expenses not covered by insurance
or other aid programs. Low-interest
disaster loans from the U.S. Small
Business Administration (SBA) are
also available to cover losses sus-
tained by renters, homeowners
and businesses.
STo be considered for such aid,
individuals must have sustained
losses or damage from Hurricane
Wilma and reside in a county that
has been designated eligible for
individual assistance programs.
The following counties have been
designated: Brevard, Broward, Col-
lier, Glades, Hendry, Indian River,
Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe,
Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St.
Lucie.
Kissimmee River Valley
recreation discussed
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY If
you are interested in recreation
opportunities in the Kissimmee
River Valley you will want to attend
the public meeting on Saturday,
Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the
Pearce-Lockett Estate on U.S. High-
way 98, just north of the Kissimmee
River. If the weather is bad, the
meeting will be moved to the
Basinger Community Center, also
on Highway 98, between County
Rd. 700-A and the Kissimmee River.
Are you interested in recreation-
al opportunities in the Kissimmee
River Valley? The meeting will pro-
vide an opportunity for SFWMD to
meet community members inter-


ested in public use and recreation
in the restored Kissimmee River Val-
ley. Learn about the Kissimmee
River Restoration Project and the
recreational opportunities available


to you on SFWMD lands.
If you have any questions please
contact Kelli Stickrath at 863-447-
1998. Information is also available
at http://riverwoods.ces.fau.edu.


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Hurricane Straps, Joist
Hangers, Nails, Buckets &
Household Items


MAN (62 yrs. old) Seeks Lady
who enjoys fishing, traveling,
Gospel music & the Florida
Lifestyle. (614)395-2317


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SEEKING COMPANION: for 46
year old male. No'Drugs, No
Alcohol. (863)261-7046 Okee-
chobee area.


Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call (813)872-0722
or send $7.99 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
pa FL 33607.
LIQUOR LICENSE 7COP
Covers All of Hendry County.
$75K down, Owner financing.
Keller Williams Realty
of Palm Beaches.
(561)676-7490

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Em loyment -
Employment -
Funll-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230











AVERAGE POSTAL EMPLOYEE
EARNS $57,000/YR Mini-
mum Starting Pay $18.00/hr.
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations. No Experience
Needed (800)584-1775 Ref
#5600.
BANKCARD SALES $49.
Lease= $1440./$59.=
1791 Lifetime Vested Re-
siduals 1.65% + 19.5C
-100% above.
(888)637-2426 X 226 Exp
eq.
BECOME A Mystery Shopper!
GAPbuster is currently re-
cruiting mystery shoppers.
Get paid to shop and im-
prove customer service. Ap-
ply now at:
www.gapbuster.com/xec.
CDL DRIVER NEEDED
Must have had CDL 2yrs.
Good Pay. Call Greg.
(863)673-6132


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BEST WESTERN
of Clewiston
Is accepting
applications for:
housekeeping,
front desk, and
maintenance.
Apply within.
BOOKKEEPER
For Belle Glade Insurance
Agency Minimum 1 year
bookkeeping experience,
must have computer skills -
MS Office, Pleasant working
conditions. Fax resume to
561-996-7682.
Company and 0/0 Needed 87
cents per mile all Dead head
paid + fsc. Call Don Salts-
man CTC Trucking Inc.
(321)639-1522.
CSR
Needed for Clewiston
Insurance Agency. Bi-lingual
is a plus. FL Insurance 220
or 214 Licenses needed.
(863)233-3099
DRILLER/ HELPER- will train.
South of South Bay, $11 per hr.
& up. Drug Free Workplace.
(239)595-5388.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
fits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Gradu-
ate Students. Bonuses
Available. Refrigerated Now
Available. (888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
Drivers:
Plenty of Freight for
Team Players!
Local: CDL-A, no exp. req.
OTR: 2 yrs. exp.$.35 cpm -
all miles! 866-330-7256
DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
w/CDL License
Work in Hendry and
LaBelle Counties.
Must pass drug test and have
transportation to job site.
Pay based on experience.
Call Dacks: 321-452-3190
or
E-mail: scci@
santacruzconstruction.com
Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY
Working through the govern-
ment. PT No Experience. Call
Today!! (800)488-2921 Ask
for Department i.


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HEALTH EDUCATOR
(Health Educators L2)
Two Positions
(#64002106 & #64002107)
Positions in LaBelle & Clewiston to
provide education & teach curriculum
with new Community Based Abstinence
Program, Hendry County Health
Department; Bachelors Degree or
equivalent; experience in human services,
abstinence or teen pregnancy prevention;
ability to travel & flex work schedule
when needed; Bilingual English &
Spanish helpful; Background screening/
fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Apply on line
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Tony @ 863-674-4041 x167
for more details


HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST
(Community & Social Service
Specialists, all Other- L-3)
Two Positions (#64002104 & #64002105)

Positions in LaBelle & Clewiston to develop &
implement curriculum with new Community
Based Abstinence Program, Hendry County
Health Department; Bachelors Degree or
equivalent; experience working with teens
preferred; ability to travel & flex work schedule
when needed; Bilingual English & Spanish
helpful; Background screening/fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Tony @ 863-674-4041x 167
for more details


FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
Social & Human ,
Service Assistants L
(#64081971)
Home visitor position with Healthy
Families Program at Hendry County
Health Department in LaBelle;
knowledge of child development &
cultural diversity; must have valid
Florida driver's license, reliable
transportation & ability to travel;
Background screening & fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Janet @ 863-674-4041 x 104
for more details.


Mechanics and Welders
$19.67 per HR
Mechanics
3+ years of experience as a journeyman level mechanic with
the ability to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair industrial
equipment such as pumps, motors, conveying systems, hy-
draulics, turbines, gear boxes and related equipment.
Welders
Perform welding on various types of steel structures, pressur-
ized vessels and pressurized piping. Able to weld with mig and
tig. Ability to use a plasma cutter, air arc and acetylene torch
Fax 863-902-3168
Call 863-228-0208
Email Jdooley@ussugar.com
United States Sugar Processing is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to a diverse workforce. Women and minorities are en-
couraged to apply. We maintain a drug-free workplace and per-
form pre-employment substance abuse testing.


CLERK SPECIALIST
(Office Clerks, General L1)
(#64081579)
Front desk clerical position at Glades
County Health Department in Moore Haven;
medical records & computer work experience
helpful; Bilingual English & Spanish required;
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
CallAlina @863-946-0707x 208
for more details


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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983.4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440



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Support & Full Time- REGISTERED NURSE
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3 4 -' '' i s Cl ,, 1 di h ,:ll,.,I. h ,- I ,,:l
Knowledgeable of 3rd party reimbursements, co-pays, med
terminology. UB-92. 1500 claim forms.
Phone 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE

SENIOR CLERK
(Office Clerks, General L2)
(#64002108)

Clerical position with new Community
Based Abstinence Program at Hendry
County Health Department in LaBelle;
must have good secretarial & computer
skills & ability to travel & flex work
schedule when needed; Bilingual English
& Spanish helpful; Background
screening/printing required. EEO/AA
Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Tony @ 863-674-4041 x167
for more details


BRANCH SPECIALIST GLADES AREA
The Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter of the American Red
Cross has an opening for a Branch Specialist in our Glades
Area branch. This position is responsible for the daily opera-
tions of branch office by performing administrative and secre-
tarial functions, input of departmental data and all assigned
records and reports. Bi-lingual a plus.
Excellent benefits package.
Please email cover letter and resume with salary history to
boothel@redcross-pbc,ogor fax (561) 650-9147
EOE-DFWP


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SCHOOL POSITIONS

The Seminole Tribe of Florida
is hiring at our Ahfachkee School
on our Big Cypress Reservation.

Varying Exceptionalities
Teacher
Teach basic elementary subjects
to exceptional students. BS
in education. FL cert. in
exceptional ed.

Music Teacher
Teach music appreciation. Offer
instruction on individual &
small group basis. BS in
elementary ed. FL cert. in
appropriate area.

Custodian
Basic cleaning of school building
and facility and general ground-
keeping. HS Diploma/GED req.

Resumes to:
Seminole Tribe of Florida, HR
6300 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33024
Fax 954-967-3477
Email galtman(@semtribe.com
Additional details at:
www.seminoletribe.com


PROCESS LEADER
* Requires the ability to thrive in a team atmosphere
* Manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
* General knowledge of food processing
We are seeking a candidate that enjoys making decisions in a
dynamic environment. Budget management and computer
skills are preferred. Knowledge of HACCP, ISO AND TPM is a
huge plus.
LAB ANALYST
Individual will be responsible for performing quality activities
for the supplies and incoming quality group. This includes
chemistry assay testing and documentation work. .
This is a great starter position for those with analytical skills
and the desire to learn the food processing business.
ABOUT SOUTHERN GARDENS CITRUS
Southern Gardens is the world's largest supplier of 100 percent
pure Florida not-from-concentrate (NFC) orange juice to the
private label industry and major brands. The Company offers
highly efficient, fully integrated operation featuring home-grown
oranges and state of the art processing and packaging. The
Company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida's
Lake Okeechobee between Fort Myers and West Palm.
For Immediate consideration please
Email your resume to mnelson@ussugar.com
FAX 863-902-3168

All successful applicants will be drug tested and a background
check will be given ? Southern Gardens is an Equal Opportunity
Employer committed to a diverse workforce ? Women and Mi-
norities are encouraged to apply.

LYONS PRINTING &
OFFICE SUPPLIES, INC.
THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS ARE
AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYMENT
*BENEFITS AND IRA*

-IN CLEWISTON-
*BINDERY TECHNICIAN at the
East Obispo Printing Facility
*PARTIME to work at
Office Supply & Sign Shop

IN LABELLE-
*STORE MANAGER responsible for:
Trophies & Awards, Engraving Dept.
*Custom Framing & Sales & Construction
ALL APPLICANTS APPLY
IN PERSON AT EACH LOCATION


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Begin The Brand New Year

With A Brand New Career.
Enjoy OUTSTANDING benefits, EXCELLENT pay,
and a FUN place to work!


Bartender
Server
Cocktail Server
Tad Clerk
Dining Room Host
Poker Brush
Housekeeper
Players Club
Cashier
Vault Cashier
Security Officer
Line Cook
Prep Cook
Dishwasher


$9.00 plus grats
$5.50 plus grats
$5.50 plus grats
$21 avg. w/grats
$8.00
$8.00
$9.00
$10.00
$9.50
$9.50
$10.00
$10.00
$8.00
$7.50


Apply in person or mail or fax resume to:
Seminole Casino, HR Dept., 506 S. 1st St., Immokalee, FL 34142
Phone: 1-800-218-0007 Fax (239) 658-8289

Seminole Casino, the most exciting attraction in SW Florida!
The Seminole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace



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

OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.

FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS

*CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471

Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487

Equal Opportunity Employer


The Beacon Center at Pioneer Park Elementary
has the following positions available:
Please call 561-993-4481 to come & complete application
or fax resume to-561-993-4005, Attn: Karis Engle at
Beacon Center or email to kengle@gocpg.org.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Requires Computer Skills, High School Diploma, 2 year
college preferred. Communication skills, Multi Tasking &
1 year experience in an administrative capacity.
Bi-lingual preferred.
YOUTH ENRICHMENT ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR
Required: High School Diploma or equiv., CDA, Exp. working
with children, ability to prepare & implement activities with
elem. age students. Bi-lingual pref.
SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVER
Valid CDL license. Able to work flexible, on-call hrs. when
needed. Occasional field trips. Work hrs. generally between 3
& 8:30pm.
LOOKING FOR EVENING INSTRUCTORS FOR
Aerobics
ESOL
Computer


The City of Moore Haven is ac-
cepting applications for a Sewer
Plant Trainee and Mainte-
nance Worker. Applications and
job descriptions can be picked
up at City Hall at 299 Riverside
Drive, Moore Haven, Florida,
33471, Monday thru Friday
from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 PM.


FFE, The F/S is higher here!
$1.11 Avg. $2,000 sign-on
$2,600 Referral Bonus. Base
Plate provided. No truck no
problem. Low payment with
short lease. (800)569-9298.

GLADES COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
Is seeking Transporta-
tion Foreman to main-
tain bus fleet, support
vehicles, supervise
student transportation
and bus drivers.
QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma
or equivalent, Valid
Florida license, Class
B or higher with pas-
senger and air brakes
endorsement and Mini-
mum of two years ex-
perience in the field.
All interested individu-
als should contact
Scott Bass at
863-946-0202 ext. 13.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED
Live-In, Full time or Part time.
References required.
Please call (863)675-3232
Local Doctor's Office looking
for a Receptionist. Computer
& Medical knowledge pre-
ferred, for more information
call 863-983-5453
MECHANIC NEEDED
For large farming operation in
Clewiston Area. Must have
experience in repairing
John Deere equip. Call
561-248-4912 7:00am-9pm
SECRETARY NEEDED
For Busy Dental Office
Please contact 863-983-7361
for an application


MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PT!
(800)714-7564.











Wanted Class 8,7,6 Diesel
Mechanics with Certification
in CATS, Cummins or De-
troit. Must have 5 years ex-
perience. Excellent pay and
continued training.
(863)668-9525.


READING A
NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more informed
and intetresfng person. No
wonder newspaper reader
om more sIucessfull




Medicare Home Health Agen-
cy has the following openings:
*RN -Per Diem
*C.N.A.-Full Time /Part Time
*PT, OT, ST, MSW -Per Diem
For immediate consideration
fax resume to 863-983-9883
License #HHA299991018
EOE.


HEALTHCARE

YOU'LL HAVE MORE
FREEDOM WITH US!
If you're a talented health-
care professional who's
tired of the daily routine,
there's never been a better
time to explore a whole
world of new challenges
with Prison Health services
at the Glade Correctional
Institution
RNs
FT days & PRN all shifts
LPNs/Medical
Assistants
FT & PRN all shifts
Lab Tech
FT At least 1 year exp. re-
quired. Computer knowl-
edge and corrections
experience preferred.
Great rates and benefits
offered. Contact Marilyn
Burns at (561)829-1441;
fax (561)996-8995.
EEO/AA
www.prisonhealth.com




DRIVER, Part-Time
Home Deliver Meals to
Seniors. Background check &
Clean driving record required.
Fax: 863-675-6485
SENIOR CONNECTIONS
OF S.W.FL, INC.

Volunteer Coordinator
Elder services program
seeks experienced person
in recruitment and training
of volunteers. Requires
mature, independent worker
to develop volunteer
program.
Salary $26-$30K (DOE).

Fax resume to:
863-675-6485



HOME FIX UP AND REPAIR
Reasonable, Free Estimates
Mbl. 239-896-4363
OLDER LPN, With 43 yrs exp.
P/T private patient in home,
nursing home or hospital Ref
Avail. (863)634-8343

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




Stay Home and Enjoy Life!
Work a Little and Get Paid a
Full Time Income. I Do and
I'll Show You How.
(800)311-9365 24 hours.


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

Professional Vending Route:
Snacks, Soda, Water, Juice,
Healthy Snacks. All Brands,
Excellent Equipment/Service.
Financing Available w/$7500
Down. (877)843-8726.
AIN#2002-037.
Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours & income.
Medical insurance now avail!
Choose Avon! 863-677-0025


IMMEDIATE CASH!!! US Pen-
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pension payments. Call
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Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


Services

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Babysitting -105
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered- 15
Instruction 4-20
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.k12.fl.us



Do-It-Yourself Ideas


A-Frame Cabin
The whole family will enjoy
this do-it-yourself A-frame
cabin. It has 700 square feet
of living space, including a
kitchen, bathroom, living
room, bedroom and deck on
the first floor and two bed-
rooms and a balcony on the
second. A central fireplace
warms both floors, and the
simplicity of the A-frame
makes it fairly easy to build.
A-Frame Cabin plan
(No.381)... $9.95
Cabins Package
3 plans incl. 381
(No. C81)...$22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-ouly orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


ARRESTED? All Criminal De-
fense Felonies...Misdemean-
ors, State or Federal
Charges...Parole...Proba-
tion...DUI...Traffic Tick-
ets...Bond Reduction
PRIVATE ATTORNEYS
STATEWIDE 24 HOURS A-A-
A ATTORNEY REFERRAL
SERVICE (800)733-5342.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


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




Merchandise

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassiare. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 57O
Collectibles 575
Computer.Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies -m
Householoa erns o.Z-0
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies,
Services 670
Photography 7s;5
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 8 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 7410




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1075 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER 3 -Ton, 10
Ceer 10kw heat strip, $1200
(863)697-0206.
AIR CONDITIONER UNIT -
Window or wall, works great,
$25. Call 772-971-9474.
Air conditioner wall unit,
15,500 BTU w/110 wall
adapter $200
(863)610-1818
WINDOW OR WALL Air condi-
tioner unit w/heat 220 volt,
good cond. $75
(772)971-9474


ART PIECE Solid copper w/
an Indian in front & a Buffalo in
the back. Dtd 1842. Gd. cond.
$250 cash 863-763-2965
FARM-ALL CUB Circa 1948.
Good shape. $2150
(863)673-9200


DRYER- Whirlpool, Guaran-
teed, Great shape. Will deliv-
er. $65. (863)675-8937
LaBelle area
FRIG- Whirlpool, 25 cu ft, Side
by side, Water /ice on door.
Ivory, Works/perfect
$175 863-824-0042
HOME ICE MAKER- Kenmore,
50 Ib, just bought, never
used, New $1100, asking
$800 (863)763-8872
WASHER/DRYER Amana.
Great shape. $300 for both.
(863)634-3931


COSMETOLOGY KIT- Hair
dryer scissors, curling iron,
etc, $250 or best offer
(863)801-1591


BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO-


Crestline Tandem, Excellent
condition. $250 or best offer.
(863)357-7406


Emlymn
Ful~l Tim


DESK- 30"x60", Beige with
light wood color top. $75.
(863)824-0042
DINING ROOM SET- Table,
hutch and 6 chairs, pur-
chased at $2000 selling
$950(863)983-5515
Dinner Dinette set- 50 style
Red & Chrome w/3 stools,
great condition. $125
(863)697-0014
D.R. SET Wood, table w/ 6
padded chairs, lighted hutch,
$450 neg. (863)634-9620
Okee area.
GLASS TOP TABLE- 3x5, $85
(863)635-3824 Frostproof
KING SIZE BED, Sealy Luxury
Pillow Top (Mattress 13"
Thick). Very good condition.
$200. (863)983-8943
KING SIZED double pillow top
Mattress and box spring
$250 (863)634-2582


PIANO- Upright, antique, very
good condition, $800
(863)946-2700.
TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
Asking $450. (863)675-4098
evenings


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$50 each. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
BOSTON TERRIER MALE
PUP- $400 (863)946-1279
CANARY'S- 2, With cage,
$200. will separate.
(863)467-4498
Chihuahua Male, 9 weeks old
$150/neg. (863)673-1877
CHIHUAHUA, Male puppy,
Tan, Shots current, Health
Cert. $250. (863)675-3729
or (863)675-2541


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RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
28" cut, 12.5HP, OHV eng.
Elec./pull.start. Looks & runs
like new $650. (863)697-9884
STRING TRIMMER- Troybilt,
heavy duty, on wheel, cuts
heavy duty weeds, $300
(863)763-8872


LLAMAS Young Males and
Female, variety of Colors, Very
Friendly $475 and up
(941)473-9636
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market?- In the
employment section
of the classified


Busy Home Health Agency
has immediate openings for:

Per diem RN's, LPN's, Physical Therapist,
Occupational Therapist and HHA's
in LaBelle & Clewiston area.

Excellent pay rates and mileage reimbursement.
Partial benefits offered to Core staff.

Please fax your resume to Dona at
239-332-8477 or call 239-332-8444

HHA#299991373


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SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.
(863)467-5756.




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BUILDING SALE! "Beat Next
Increase!" 20x26 Now
$3340. 25x30 $4790. 30x40
$7340. 40x60 $11,490. Fac-
tory Direct, 26 Years. Many
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.
METAL BUILDING FRAME-
24x24, gurts and perlings,
$800 (772)342-7304



KITCHEN CABINETS, appli-
ances, stackable W/D, hot
water heater, AC unit, doors,
windows, etc.
(863)467-0676.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
PIPE TRUSSES- 9, For a car-
port, 2.5"x14', $270.
(863)634-3040
SHINGLES- 9 bundles, 25 yr
antique silver, 23 bundles 30
yr antique silver, $453 for all
(239)464-1987
WINDOWS- (9) 63x53 1/4, full
panel crankout, dk tint, xtra
handles w/venetian blinds
$575 will sep
(863)763-2634


CRIB/DRESSER SET- Child-
craft, matching set, brand
new $600, (863)673-5167
HIGH CHAIRS- 2, Wood play-
pen, Rocking tiger & a bag of
children clothes. $100.
(863)675-8472
STROLLER- Kolcraft Sport
Tech, lightweight, one hand
easy fold, sun visor $20
(863)824-0981



GOLDEN WHEAT CHINA -circa
'50's. A2 piece set. $30
(863)635-0474


DRESS for pageant or com-
munion. Size 6, pink &
white. $50 (863)697-0817
NIKE AIR SNEAKERS, 9V2 W,
Worn once. Asking $25.
(863)635-0474


FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS Racing & Comic.
late 80s early 90s Exc. cond.
$400 neg. 863)763-8943
PRO-MOLD snap tight col-
lectible card holders Archival
Safe 50C each
(863)467-1484
RADIO ELECON REMOTE
PANTERA GT SS die cast, in
box. B/O. SHINSEI. Excellent
cond. $75 (856)358-8625
SLOT COIN MACHINE 16"
tall, Japan made. Hand crank.
Good condition. $60
(856)358-8625



GATEWAY includes desk &
printer. Runs Windows XP.
$200 or best offer
(863)673-1877
Laptop Computer, Windows
XP, Microsoft Office, Modem
& DSL card. Complete, just
$325 (863)843-0158
WEB TV- computer w/keybrd,
printer, phone, fax/copy
mach, cordless ph & ans
mach, $250 (863)902-0257


CRAFTERS & Card making
supplies,wooden stamps,
tools, trims, to much to list
$200/neg(863)675-0410



HANDMADE QUILT Various
sizes to choose from. $250
(863)357-0784


3pc TABLE GROUP- end ta-
bles, lg. coffee table, solid
oak, round shape, $250 neg.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
BR SET 4 pc, mattress &
boxspring & computer desk.
$300 or will separate.
(863)697-8784/763-0323


KING SIZE PILLOWS- 2, 1
King sized Blanket & 2 com-
fort tops $96.
(863)763-9135
KITCHEN TABLE- w/4chairs,
oval, Antique Ethan Allen,
solid maple & birch, $75 or
best offer (863)634-0663
PORTABLE BAR- 2x3, $55 and
Small Commercial Display
cabinet $55 (863)635-3824
Frostproof
SINGLE BED- With nightstand
& dresser, like new $175
(863)635-3824 Frostproof
SOFA- 2yrs old, wine colored,
with recliners at each end. 2
Reclining chairs, $400 will
sep (863)675-0777
SOFA, LS, CHAIR, LA-Z-BOY
REC- good condition, take all
for $150 ()863)467-7664 af-
ter 5pm.
TABLE & CHAIRS, 2 Leaf's &
Computer Desk $120. Will
separate (561)248-7327
TWIN BEDS- 2, White head
board, Mattress & box
springs, All bedding access.
$350. (863)675-4778



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
863)697-1350 or
863)763-2063.
GOLF CART, '02 Club Car, 48
volt system, top, lights, mir-
rors, spinner hub caps. Exc.
shape. $2350. (317)902-9827


MAC MODEL 1935 S, Cal 7.65
Long. WW II issue to Italian
Police.,Semi-auto 4" barrel,
Blued. $450. (937)215-0307
SHOT GUN- Remington, semi
auto., Sportsman 48, 20
gauge, $365.
(863)467-7838
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28-2. 357
mag, 4" bbl. Reblued, pitting
under. $400.937-215-0307



BOW FLEX: Less than 1 year
old. Great shape...Like new.
$850. (863)697-6652
HEXAGON DUMB BELLS -
5-50 Ibs, with rack, $300
(863)357-2829
PROFORM ELLIPTICAL
TRAINER- Very good condi-
tion. $150. (561)248-7327



PATIO FURNITURE- 7pc set,
Glass top table, 6 padded
chairs, good cond., $100
(863)467-2011


LIFT CHAIR good condition,
$350 (863)801-5353
LIFT CHAIR- Toupe, Large, Ex-
cellent condition $375.
Treasure Island Okeechobee
(309)212-4453
POWER WHEEL CHAIR- Bat-
tery oper., Joy stick control-
ler, Complete, $600.
863-357-7810 For more info
RAMP "Moving On Mobility".
Aluminum, 5 Ft. w/cover.
Like new condition. $225 or
best offer. (863)675-2596
WALKER with seat. Excellent
condition. $125
(863)801-4949
WHEEL CHAIR, Heavy Duty.
Excellent condition. $650.
Firm. (863)675-2596


CORELLE DISHES, Service for
8 w/glasses, 3pc canister,
counter protector and serving
tray $30 863-634-5038
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers,
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
ment. Computer provided. Fi-
nancial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
netidewatertech.com.
HOME INTERIOR 27x23 Floral
Garden, Wall Picture, Valued
at $65 asking
$25 863-634-5038
HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White-
tail, Buffalo, Wild Boar. Our
season: now-3/31/06. Guar-
anteed license, $5.00 tro-
phy in two days. No-
Game/No-Pay policy. Days
(314)209-9800; evenings
(314)293-0610.
MOBILE HOME STEPS- New,
fiberglass, 4 steps w/3ft plat-
form at top. Alum. rails
$400. (863)467-6019
SHOWCASE GLASS 6ft. $75
(863)697-0014



GUITAR, Harmony Stella, Par-
lor style late 40s-50s. Excel-
lent condition. Asking $200.
(863)467-0627
ORGAN KIMBALL the enter-
tainer model, with seat and
music book, like new
$189/neg (239)810-3312


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, Januiarv 26, 2006


DOBBIE ROTTWEILER- 2yrs,
female, spayed, all shots,
$150(863)697-8731.
DOG CRATE- Metal, like new,
for small to med dog. $35
neg. (561)632-6497
DOG PEN-Chain link. Portable.
8x6x4 w// people dr. Grt 4
backyard, camping etc. You
move. $150 (863)441-0530
FISH TANK- 10 gal., with
pump, filter, plants, rocks,
needs fish $25
(863)763-4098
JACK RUSSELL- female, 1 yr
old, $100 (863)675-8864
PARROT- Double Yellowhead,
talks some. $150
(772)597-5387
SHELTIE- Found after the Hur-
ricane. Please call to identify.
(863)228-7230


COMPOUND BOW: "Bear Mag-
num". Sights, Scabbard &
Case. $175. (502)931-8101
PITCHING MACHINE Jugs,
combination. $500
(863)983-7205
RODS & REELS- 3, Tenn &
Shimano, Very good condi-
tion. $45. Will separate.
(502)931-8101



TV- Sylvania, "32 table model,
Like new, Used 8 months
$150. (863)357-2424


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
HONDA GENERATOR 18hp, 8k
continuous watt, new never
used, $2000 (863)467-5756
SETTLING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527
TABLE SAW Sears. 10" w/
stand, extensions & dial:guard.
$75 (863)763-5373
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.



UPRIGHT VACUUM- Kenmore,
Excellent condition. $50.
Treasure Island Okeechobee
(309)212-4453


VCR TAPES- 156, $78.
(863)763-9135


WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H.'Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7-15
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed, Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds, Plants
Flowers 865




TRACTOR restored Gilson.
11h/p, 4spd. New tires, tubes,
battery & seat. Rebuilt eng.
$350 (863)467-6696


APHA SORREL & WHITE TO-
VERO COLT '04- Canadian
Moon & Night Train breed-
ing. $1200 (863)990-7907
BAY GELDING, 10 yrs. old,
13.3 14 hands high. Rides
well. $500. (863)467-5726
REGISTERED 5y/o
Black/White Walker Mare,
loves trails, very friendly
$2500 863-843-2495
THOROUGHBRED MARE- 12
yr old, needs shoed, needs
TLC, good for beginner $400
(863)634-2094



NEW DUMP LAWN CART-
$200 (863)357-5754
PRESSURE WASHER: Camp-
bell Hausfield Clean Power 37,
Briggs gas eng. 1500 psi/2.0
gpm. $140 (317)902-9827


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places l10
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


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Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.

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Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



FOR SALE
3500 sq.ft. Big CBS Tri Plex,
on 2 city lots. One 4 bdrm.,
two 2 bdrm. $2000 a month
potential rent. Very good cond.
Brand new roof, new car port,
fenced, ceramic tile french
doors, castle doors, Great in-
vestment $279,000. Own-
er/Agent Call (863)228-2761
PORT LaBELLE 3br, 2ba. 1
car garage. On Greenbelt. Nice
condition. For more info,
(863)675-3699/673-4828
PORT LaBelle: Unit4, 3/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $185,200.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.

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MOORE HAVEN 33471
~ TOP LOCATION -
Will Divide
City block next to court-
house, government center,
high school, 500 feet on US
#27,Ideal for Bank, Fast
Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
Realtor, Insurance, etc.
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MLS


t Sooner W ith Clewiston's First Realtor


Luan B. Glenn A.
S Walker '?--. Smith

L 863.677-1010 -' 863-983-3508

CBS New Construction Only.-169 1) Business Opportunity! Established
available. 3 bd/2 bath/i garage home improvement and convenience
Texas Avenue, Harlem S/D 1673 sq store on 2.5 acres in Montura Ranch.
ft. Special Loan Pkges. LUTZ Great location, near theclubhouse. Fully
BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy old equipped cafeteria ready to open. All fur-
when you can get Brand New? nature, fixtures, equipment and invento-
ry included. Great business opportunity.
North Side On Avenida Del Rio $800K MLS#: 200530488
3bd/2ba home, tile through out, 2) Moore Haven. 3 bedroom/2 bath
new aluminum roof, 2 car garage. A mobile home with large rear deck, built
Mustegoing 4.9K in bbq, Oversize Living Room with cathe-
Lorida Ranches, Highlands dral ceilings, beautiful kitchen and for-
County, 10ac deed restricted tracts mal diningroom. Won'tlastat $124,900
starting at $209,000. $10,000.00 to MLS# 200540984
reserve your tract today.Up to 90% 3) New in '04! 4 Bedroom/2 Bath (over
Financing for Qualified Buyers. Out 2400 sq.ft) Mobile Home in Moore
of 31 tracts, Only..24 11 available. Haven. Large open kitchen w/island.
Back up contracts accepted. Must See! $134,900 MLS#: 200521690


Nice 2bd/1 1/2ba house w/ florida room
that can be used as a 3rd bedroom. Also
has 1 bd/1 ba efficiency. Located close to
our elementary schools. $149.9K
Give me a call; I would love to show it to
you.
Cathy S. Garcia is a lifelong resident
of Clewiston and
newest member of our team.


4) Reduced! 2.5 contiguous acres in

5) Montura Ranch Estates 4 bed-

appliances. Great Home at $379,900.
MLS# 200525558
6) '05 Homes of Merit 3 bedroom/2
bath home on man made lake. Stainless
steel appliances, Fire Place! Large bed-
rooms w/walkin closets. Why buy New
when this one is only $134,900 MLS#
200514068
7) Port Labelle Buildable Lot ready for
your new home. $59,900 MLS#:
200512627
8) Land Ho!! Beautiful 10 acre par-
cel on Al Don Farming Rd. Located
just 'Y mile from Highway 80.
Partially cleared, high and dry and
waiting for your new home. Won't
last long at $299,900


Sarah A.
Williams


863-228-6867

1) Looking for land? 400 acres with
an abundance of wild life, (Deer,
turkey, hogs and the occasional bear)
Perfect for Hunting, fishing, etc.
Property is currently being use for
cattle. Located just minutes from
Immokalee. Call for Details.
(863) 677-1441 MLS#: 200520411
2) New Listingu 8 acres in Montura
Ranch. 7 buildable lots (4@ 1.25
acres and 3@ 1 acre) Great invest-
ment with frontage on Pine Cone and
Hacienda. Listed at $299,900
3) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
CBS home on over Y acre. Only Y2
mile from the marinas and Lake
Okeechobee. Call for appointment.
$259,900 MLS#: 200520398
4) Montura Ranch Estates



$174,900 MLS#: 200528863
5) Montura Ranch Estates 3
bedrooom/2 bath on 1.25 acres.
New tile in Kitchen. Great loca-
tion-just off of Pine Cone. Priced
to sell at $119,900 MLS#:
200520638
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bed-
room/2 bath on 2.5 acres. Very
private with many oaks and pine
trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 MLS#: 200514439
7) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 acres
on Riviera. Listed at $84,900
8) Pioneer Plantation 5 acres
priced to sell. Partially cleared.
Listed at $124,900


si M Se Habla Espanol
Looking for the impossible?
Opportunity seldom knocks twice! 5
acres on US 27 on the Palm Beach/
Hendry County line. Over 937 feet on
US 27 for easy access priced right for
a quick sale @ $2751< Don't let this
one get away!
One of a kind!!! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath
home on Del Monte. Almost 3500
sq. ft. under air. Caged pool & Spa
with poolside kitchen. Separate
office building with half bath. Could
easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed-
room home. Too many extras to list.
Photos & info on realtor.com
MLS#200521924.

Pioneer Plantation
Owner says make an offer!
2.5 Acres on 11th Street.
Secluded lot with lots of trees.
Ornl, 1 -91
Moore Ha.en River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New
Construction in Growing Area.
Build Your Dream Home Here!-
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
the pond @$62K
Thatcher Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8,
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
@$60K each


Marshall
R. Berner

S 863-228-3265

1)Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS
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2)W.Ventura 2bd/1ba. in Brand
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$97K.
3)Reduced For Quick Sale: 1.09
Acres. 2bd/2ba MH in MRE. Walking
Distance From Mary Lou's Store.
Price Reduced to $60K.
4)New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE
on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With
Beautiful Pines. Home is Very
Spacious With Great Floor Plan.
Place is Immaculate! $108,5K.
5)Moore Haven Yacht Club!
2bd/2ba MH w/ extra lot, 'Included
In Purchase Price*. Partially fur-
nished & Squeaky Clean! $139,9K


Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Habla Espanol
NEW YEAR'S PARTY w/ all your
friends can be in this 3/2 DWMH on
a quiet street in Country Side
Meadows, Moore Haven. Decorator
perfect all it needs is a moving van.
Start celebrating because the price is
only $119,900.00
MOO! There's room for a contented
cow, pigs, goats, and horses on this
1.25 acres in Montura Ranch Estates.
3/2 DWMH is included. It's not a
showplace but a place for living.
Available for only $105,000.00
Lots of Lots I have various lots avail-
able in MRE. Some are partially
cleared, some are wooded. Prices
start at $40K
Definitely Not Nice, In fact it's a 2
Bd disaster! Fix It Up and it may just
be livable. Anyway, you can buy this
doublewide mobile home in
Seminole Manor for not much more
than the lot value at $39.9K


30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca. $25,000.00/acre. Rarecom-
bination ofseclusion in a natural setting!
5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150K
Call meforvacantland. Lotsoracreage
25 acres in Montura, feared and
fenced. $92K


Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
sq.FISALE PENrawY NGarge
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $94.91
Mobile Home on 1.25 acres in
Montura at $75K


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol

New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C ,
Horseshoe Acres @ $145k
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
looks like a log cabin, on paved
road, tenant occupied,fenced,
new septic @ $124,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered @ $68,900
Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres
wow! @ $89,900
New Listing! 2bd/1ba on huge
lots in Horseshoe Acres. Bring
all offers. Seller Motivated.
$165K


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3Bedmis,22 BA4mibd& Msw,
AMUSTSEE $133,900


RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
' 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
* Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric,
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See $140,000
Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
Spacious Interior $125,000
MOORE HAVEN
.*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*2 Duplexes 2BR, 1BA each unit
$229,000
Yacht Club 2/2, large sunroom
addition, great views $130,000
ACREAGE, UND & LOTS
Farm Iand Available Call for Details
*160 AcresoffHendryIsleBlvd
$25,000 per acre


large 3 B 2 BA0MHAwI above grtstd Pod,
2storgeshedssleletiiricely Landscaped,
Readytosmveiin Oferedatl$14,00I


*260 Acrs oHwy.80 w/ river frotage
$35,000 per acre.
MONTISRA
SWooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Jinete $48,000
Appaloosa 2 1/2 acres $75,000
Bald Cypress w/improvements
Reduced to $59,000
Estribo offof Horse Club
$50,000
* More Montura Lots starting at
$38,000
* 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92,000
MIOHLANS COUNTY
*80 Acres w/ great development
potential, $23,500 per acre
* 10 Acres w/ DblWd Mobile Home,
$29,000 per acre


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Phone: 863-946-3900 Fax: 863-946-3902
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven r .,

COMMECIAL PROPERTY EVE RGLADES
LOCATED ONHIGHWAYUS 27, MOORE HAVEN. RE
5.91AcREs$W6t0,0t l (K EA TYp INC.
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40 acres zoned agricultural, LaBelle. Call For More Information
Beautiful 4 Lot pkg., water, sewer, next to a park, river & more, Moore Haven $155K
Brand new CBS 3/2 837 Gerace Ct, Moore Haven $168,375.00
Brand new CBS 3/2 most appliances incl. 943 Gerace Ct, Moore Haven, $172,900.00
Lovely 3/2 Home on 3 Lots, 414 Avenue O, Moore Haven. $224,900
Lot for sale, Oleta Drive, Moore Haven 2 M/II'S on site $86,500
Vacant land 1 Acre, Moore Haven, $ 52.900
Beautiful Lot Avenue B, Moore Haven, Just Reduced from $15,000.00 to $ 13,700.00
Moore Haven River Gardens lots starting at $38,000.00
"Coming Soon" RIVERS EDGE 1/3 acre tracts, River view quiet community close to
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Drop Dead Gorgeous
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3,000 sq. ft. Northside,
Comediot been remodeled,
repaired & repainted asking
420K
Cute As A Button with
beautiful hardwood floors to
die for 3/2 CBS home in
immaculate condition asking
$219,900 located on the
North Side
What a Deal!!! 4/2 on
Commercial Lot, ONLY
$169.9K
New Listing! No Handy
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an Inumaculate 3BDRM & 2
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here's your change to warm
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24'x30' metal buidling 2BR 2BA home, detached
$162,000 garage w/ guest suite on
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$ 1 ,l"e' CBS Tri-Plex Unitl 4BR,
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA
$314,000 Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA
3B ry $279,000
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$11 Wy,'u


4B
$4
3B
poc
$37
3B
$19


3BR, 2BA, 1.25 ac. $160,000

PIONEER
2BR, 2BA MH 2.5 acre
$89,900

VACANT LAND
5 acres Pioneer $125,000
Monutra Lots Available


lAlbpod $150K COMMERCIAL
MOBILE HOMES Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
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1.2 New Subdivision $1A r Commeriial Building 75'x120'
on US 27 Call For Details
75,000 3BR, 2BA Easy ife $82,000 Ind~lfi J +
R, 2 1/2BA Comer Lot.4BR/2BA 2003 DWMH 10f tw
98,500 with 30'x50' metal building Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
2.16 acres $259,900 & Apt. $200,000

JUST REDUCED
3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath with a split floor


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COASTAL NC DEEPWATER!
Off- season Special- Save
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Atlantic, Sounds. Power,
phone, perked. Excellent fi-
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(800)732-6601 x 1458.


East Alabama Mountain Prop-
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of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Beautiful View 48 acres
$144,000 14,400 down
1,087 per month owner fi-
nanced. Call Glenn
(850)545-4928.


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No credit OK! Bank & Gov't
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(800)749-2750.
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2007. ONLY 10% Investment
For Qualified Buyers. JACK
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REALTY. (877)468-5687.
Large Mtn. Land Bargains,
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris-
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350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
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NC MOUNTAINS 10.51 acres
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(866)789-8535
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NC MOUNTAINS-Log cabin
$89,900. Easy to finish cab-
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$$$ Views Available on 1-7
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$29,900-$79,900. Free Info
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NO QUALIFYING
OWNER FINANCING
Ohio County, KY acreage
on Hwy 69
5.1 acres- $20,900
$1000 down/ $204.69 mo.
5.2 acres- $20,900
$1000 down/ $204.69 mo.
6.2 acres- $23,900
$1000 down- $235.55 mo.
11.2 acres $39,900
$1500 down-$395 mo.
17.9 acres-$54,900
$2500 down- $539 mo.
Call (863)228-2761 or E-mail
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PROPERTY SALES
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Murphy, N.C. 28906.
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BASS BOAT, 17' '87 Glastream
90 hp Yamaha w/new lower
drive. '99 Pro Craft Trailer, Ex-
tra's. $3500. (863)763-4495
BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, 16',
85 hp Force, Stereo & Fish-
finder. $1500 or best offer.
(863)632-9166
BOAT, 29 Ft. House Boat, Mer-
cury In/Out Board w/trailer.
Structural damage. $50 Call
(863)357-7214 after 5pm.
DECK BOAT 23ft 130h/p
Yamaha, new lower unit. Dbl
Bimini. Dual axle trir. Good
cond. $9000 (863)675-7777
DECK BOAT, 24', "Ozark" w/
Alum. dual trlr, 150hp Even-
rude, canvas/radios/compass,
$5700 (239)498-3136 Bonita
FIBERGLASS BOAT- 16' 40hp
Merc. w/trailer. Will demon-
strate $750. (863)467-4035
JOHN BOAT- 14' aluminum flat
bottom, 7.5 mercury, eng.
$1100. (863)634-6862 be-
fore 2pm daily
LOW BOAT '89- 17.5ft, 90HP
Evinrude, Trailmaster trir,
trolling motor, 2 elec an-
chors, fish finder, bait well,
very good cond, $4500
(239)481-4901 or
(815)866-3729.


PIPESTIN '70- 17ft in/out V6,
with trailer, needs work $300
or best offer (863)467-8496
evenings
PONTOON 25ft. w/50hp John-
son, looks and runs great
$2400/neg in water on canal
no trailer (863)634-8343
SEA EAGLE 2001- 12.5 ft
boat, w/2002 15hp Mere mo-
tor, used very little includes
equip $1595 (863)467-0187
SEA KAYAK- 17', Top design,
Good condition. $600.
(863)357-7406
YAMAHA 8HP '04 2 stroke
$1000 (239)225-3282.


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528 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, FL
(863) 983-85 59
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CAMPER- Coleman Carmel
'03, refrig, stove, ac, spare
tire, and more $7000/neg
(863)946-3560
HOLIDAY RAMBLER 1994, 34'
motor home; 6 new tires,
banks exhaust system, c/c,
AC/heating microwave, am/fmn
/cd stereo & 19" TV. $27,000.
863-983-9290 561-755-1814
HOLIDAY RAMBLER- 40FT
Alumilite, 5th wheel, full
bath, clean room, W/D, sips
10, $6000 (239)243-6313




Bimini Top for Pontoon 1 inch
frame w/cover top and lights
7 ft wide $200
(863)635-9612
JOHNSON 0/B Motor, 140 hp,
4 cyl. $975. Call 467-6875
for more info.
TROLLING MOTOR- Minkota
65, 5 speed hand control,
like e w, $65
(863)763-0016



DIRT BIKE 2 stroke, 47cc
gas. New, $499
(863)675-0310
DIRT BIKES (2) 49cc, 3 spd
trans, 1 running, 1 not. $499
(863)675-0310
HONDA MOTOR SCOOTER '86
Elite 150. Great condition.
75mpg. Cruises at 60 mph.
(239)503-0339



BOMADIER 660 '98- excellent
running condition with trailer
$1500 (772)342-7304
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
GO CART- Yerf Dog, needs
chain, $400 or best offer
(863)990-4293
HONDA 2002 FORMAN RUBI-
CON 500 4x4, excel. cond.
adult owned $4800
(863)357-1441


HONDA TRX 90 '04- well
maintained, excellent shape,
$1500 (772)260-1097 leave
message.


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars -:1t115
Commercial Trucks 4020u
Construction
Equipment 4Jij2
Foreign Cars 41030
Four Wheel Drive -J5il
Heavy Duty Trucks-040l)
Parts Repairs 10-415
Pickup Trucks 4Wil.
Sport Utility 41055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 40665
Vans 14070



BUICK CENTURY 1981, Clean
Interior. Leaks power steer-
ing fluid. $750 or best offer.
(863)763-5501
CADILLAC DeVILLE '95
Sedan. Excellent condition.
Low miles. Must see! $5000
(863)467-9931 Iv msg
CHEVY VAN '85- New paint,
runs good, good tires,
$2000 or best offer
(863)467-5725
FORD FALCON '62 2dr, 6cyl,
auto, mag wheels, runs, extra
parts. Gd 4 parts/restore. $800
neg/trade (863)634-3055
FORD TAURUS Runs & looks
good $400 (863)612-5255
FORD TAURUS WAGON 1991-
Needs battery & CV joint
$400 or best offer
(863)612-5255
GEO TRACKER- '93, 92K, Hard
top, 4spd, 2WD Excellent
condition $2500.
(863)467-6609
HONDA CIVIC '86 In good
shape, needs timing belt.
Clear title, $300 AS-IS
(863)357-3773


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LINCOLN TOWN CAR '88, inl
Jensen Beach, needs work,
Iuns good, body in mint cond.
$2000/neg 772-260-4919
OLDS 88 ROYALE '91- 4dr,
runs good, good tires, AC, all
power, S2040 or best offer
(863)9,6-3560.
OLDSMOBILE- '91, '98 Elite,
Runs good S1900
(863)946-0869
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
SATURN 1991- Stick shift
$1500 (863)675-2388
around 6 p.m.
SEABRING JXI'99
Convert. 70K mi. New top
Excel. cond. Blue Book $8300
Asking $7900 863-357-3830
VOLVO 1986, Good shape. 4
cyl. Good on gas.
$1300/neg. (863)634-2582



MGB 1973 Convertible 4cyl., 4
sp. Sell or trade Make some-
one a real deal, Nice car
423-502-2214 FLorida




CONCRETE MIXER- Kushlan,
5 cu ft, Electric, Brand new
$400. (863)763-4257




BRONCO II '89 w/ rebuilt
trans under warranty. Runs gd.
Nds paint. No rust $1750 se
habla espanol (863)805-8789
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1986,
4X4, Removable Top. Great
hunting truck. $750. or best
offer. (863)675-1981



CLUB CAR, '94, green, recon-
ditioned, with top, $1595.
(863)675-1472
CLUB CAR GAS, '98, recondi-
tioned, beige, with top,
$2250. (863)675-1472
EZ-GO GOLF CART- nice 36
volt, electric, batteries in
good cond., charger, $750
neg (863)227-0162



AUX, FUEL TANK- L shape,
for back of PU, black, good
cond. $200 (863)673-0648
CAR TOP CARRIER- X-CAR-
GO, needs seal repair, $50
or best offer, new cost $189
(863)467-2255
FIBERGLASS LID tri-wing
(opens three ways) for small
bed truck. $300
(863)697-1491 .
MOTORS & TRANS. (8) 8 cyl.
Ford, GMC & Mopar. $2400
will sep. (863)467-1932 or
(954)445-0749
TIRES (4) Goodyear Eagle
VR50. 225/50R15. Never
mounted. $150
(863)357-3773
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856



DODGE SLT RAM '99 Clean,
4x4, auto. Quad cab. Grey.
Step/push bars, cap. Lift kit.
$7500 neg. (863)467-7049
FORD 250- '93, 4x4, 7.3 die-
sel, Runs great $1800.
(863)675-0077
FORD F150 XLT 1994- 8ft
bed, Visor, running boards,
good tires, bedliner $3200
(863)763-0894
TRUCK CAP- 8ft, good condi-
tion, $425 (772)713-6822



FORD EXPLORER XLT '03-
blk, leather, 3rd row, looks
great, $13,000,
(863)983-5515



TRAILER, ALUMINUM, 4'x8'
$500. (863)675-4493



DODGE RAM '89- 3/4 ton,
Good work van, runs great
Cold AC!! $1500
(863)234-6040.
FORD AEROSTAR '93- new
tires & battery. Trans. seal
leaks but van is still useable
$750 (863)990-7907
FORD ECONOLINE '89 Needs
minor work. Comfortable in-
terior. $1000 (863)634-9645
OLD'S SILHOUETTE- '97,
102K, Excellent condition,
Great gas mileage $3500.
Neg. (863)763-3451


VAN Runs. $500. Call for
details. (863)674-1239

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Public Notices




Public Notice '.i),:.
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Legal Notice sr)




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2005-194-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EDWARD EMIL PETERSEN,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Ed-
ward Emil Petersen, deceased, whose
date of death was October 3, 2005
and whose Social Security Number is
358-28-2395, is pending in the Circuit
Court of Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
Ms. Barbara S. Butler, PO Box 1760,
LaBelle, FL 33935. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below,
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All otller 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 January 26, 2006.
Personal Representative:
Lela Annette Goldwyn
3745 2nd Avenue
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Leigh M. Fisher, Attorney
Florida Bar No, 224227
4403 SE 16th Place, Suite 2
PO Drawer 101465
Cape Coral, FL 33910
Telephone: 239-549-3933
110731 CGS 1/26;2/2/06

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.:05-CA-148
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
THOMAS LOCKER A/K/A THOMAS H.
LOCKER, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LI-
ENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THOMAS LOCKER A/K/A
THOMAS H. LOCKER; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF THOMAS LOCKER
A/K/A THOMAS H. LOCKER, IF ANY;
JAMES LOCKER A/K/A JAMES A.
LOCKER, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEE, LI-
ENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST JAMES LOCKER A/K/A
JAMES A. LOCKER; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAMES LOCKER A/K/A
JAMES A. LOCKER, IF ANY; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated 1/17/2006 entered in Civil
Cast No. 05-CA-148 of the Circuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and
for GLADES County, Moore Haven,
Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the front steps
at the GLADES County Courthouse lo-
cated at 500 Avenue J in Moore
Haven, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
9th day of Feb., 2006 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 13, FIRST REPLAT IN PORT VILLAS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
112, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Dated this 19th day of Jan., 2006.
JOE FLINT
S CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Offices of David J. Stern
Attorney for Plaintiff
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
05-42523(FM)NATB
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT AD-
MINISTRATION, at the GLADES County
Courthouse at 941-335-2299,
1-800-955-8771 TOD) or
1-800-955-8770, via F orida Relay
Service
110724 CGS 1/26:2/2/06

NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
January 27, 2006
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Storage Property ol Kenltorla Wright
3 dressers, 1 child dresser, box of
clothing, couch, loveseat, fridge, dryer
and corner shelving bookcase.
108367 CGS 1/19,26/06

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classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
tirouih Rural Development, formerly
Farmers Home Administration (FIHA.
United States Department of Agnc-

vs. CASENO.2005-4953CA
ELLA RENAE WOODARD a/k/a ELLA RE-
NAE CALDWELL, beneficiary of HER-
MAN L. SHAW, Deceased; and JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE, representing all
unknown minors, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants by,
through, under or against HERMAN L.
SHAW, deceased, and all parties hav-
ing a claim, right, title or interest in the
property herein; and HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary Judgment entered in the
above entitled in the Circuit Court of
Hendry County, Florida, I will sell the
property located in Hendry County,
Florida, being specifically described as
follows:
Lot 20, Block 2172, of Port LABELLE
UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86,
Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash in Front of the Office of
the Clerk of Court, Double Doors, Sec-
ond Floor hallway, Administration
Building, of the Hendry County Court-
house at the corner of Highway 80 and
S.R. 29, LaBelie, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 1st day of February, 2006.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
110916 CGS 1/26:2/2/06

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 03CA199
A.AA. SELF STORAGE, INC.,
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff
vs.
GINA F.NAVARRETTE,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in
the above entitled cause in the Circuit
Court of Glades County, Florida, I will
sell the property situate in Glades
County, Florida, described as:
Lot 4, Block 17 RANCH LAKE ESTATES,
as per Plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 37, of the Public
Records of Glades County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at the Front steps of
the Glades County Courthouse located
500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida
33471, at 11:00 A.M. on the 2nd day
of February, 2006.
JOE FLINT
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Glade County, Florida
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
108489 CGS 1/19,26/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC.,
Plaintiff
vs. Case No.05-1087-CA
MICHAEL R. BAKST, TRUSTEE IN
BANKRUPTCY CASE NUMBER
04-32599-BKC-SHF FOR DAVID H.
KARLSON AND PATRICIA G. KARL-
SON AND NOT INDIVIDUALLY, el al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF
THE MICHAEL R. BAKST, TRUSTEE IN
BANKRUPTCY CASE NUMBER
04-32599-BKC-SHF FOR DAVID H.
KARLSON AND PATRICIA G. KARL-
SON AND NOT INDIVIDUALLY
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE
DAVID H. KARLSON, JR. AND PATRI-
CIA C. KARLSON INTERVISOS DEC-
LARATION OF TRUST DATED MAY 2,
2003
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in HENDRY County, Florida:
LOT 35, RIDGDILL SUBDIVISION, ADDI-
TION NO. ONE, IN A PORTION OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH,
RANGE 34 EAST, HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO-THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES
125 AND 126, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LO-
CATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT
FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 1986
STON DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
WITH SERIAL NUMBERS
FLFL2AF407906416 AND
FLFL2BF407906416 AND TITLE NUM-
BERS 42369836 AND 42376083.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30 days after the
first publication, if any, on Echevarria,
Codilis & Stawlarski, Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Clewiston News..
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 3rd day of January,
2006.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Court
By: /S/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
109586 CGS 1/19,26/06


BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Bartow, Florida
January 17,2006
Advertsement No 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday Feb-
ruary 16, 2006 at the District Office, State of Flonda Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida 33830 for the following work.
Bids received will be opened and publicly read aloud in the Multi-Purpose Confer-
ence Room. Sealed bids may be mailed and must be received prior to bid open-
ing to State of Florida Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway Ave.,
Attn. Distnct Contracts MS 1-18, Bartow, Florida 33830. If the bid amount is
I,, i, ii,,, 1 ^'n inn n .. ..,, ;,, pro ects, the Contractor must be pre-
i , 1, 1,, *,,, :4(1) and Rule Chapter 14-22.
-----NOTE---
Proposal Forms will not be issued after 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednes-
day, February 15, 2006. Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Fri-
day, February 10,2006
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: YOU MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS AND/OR
BID DOCUMENTS BY FAXING A FAX ORDER FORM TO (863) 534-7172. THIS
FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT WWW.OOTSTATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMI-
NISTRATIONDISTRICT1 YOU MAY ALSO REVIEW DETAILED INFO REGARDING
EACH PROJECT.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F40-RO) COUNTIES: GLADES & HENRY (D FUNDS): FINAN-
CIAL PROJECT NO 41240-1-72-01 & 412936-1-72-01 Work consists of Re-
working shoulders, Sodding, Fertilizer, and Watering on the Primary System. (
Approx. 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: John Anderson
(863) 674-4072 iohn andersonm dot state flus BUDGET AMOUNT $298,000.00.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F41-RO) COUNTY: MANATEE: (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO-
JECT NO 420898-1-72-01 Work consists of Roadside Mowing, Slope Mowing,
Litter Removal and Chemical Vegetation Control Using Inside Mower Deck Appli-
cation. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Art Hall
(941) 359-7312 flt.halldot.state .us. BUDGET AMOUNT $425,000.00. NO
CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F42-RO) COUNTY: LEE: (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
414914-1-72-01; Work Consists of Mowing, Lier Removal, Edging and Sweep-
ing from Roadsides, Stormwater ponds, Dry Ditches, and Watercourse Banks,
Along Primary State Roads in Lee County, Florida (Approx 365 Calendar Days)
NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Jenene Eversole, (239) 656-7824 ieee.ee-
soleUtdot.stae.fl.us. BUDGET AMOUNT $380,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS
AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E143-RO) COUNTIES GLADES & HENRY: (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO 414878-1-72-01 & 412939-1-72-01; Work consists of mowing
and liter removal. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER:
John Anderson (863) 674-4027, iohn andersonedot state fl us BUDGET
AMOUNT $356,000. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E144-RO) COUNTY DESOTO & HARDEE : (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO 418554-1-72-01 & 418555-1-72-01: Work consists of Cleaning
and Reshaping Ouffall Ditches. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT
MANAGER: Bobby Carroll, (863) 993-4634 bobbvcarroll(odot state fl us BUD-
GET AMOUNT $140,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Staton 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO Box 1249, Bartow,
Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the
State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will be made. The right
is reserved to reject any or all bids.
Cheryl Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
109436 CGS/ON 1/26;2/2/06


HENRY COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
LABELLE, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Proposals will be received by the Hendry County Clerk of Courts Office, 25 East
Hickpochee Ave., Post Office Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida, until 10:00 a.m.,
Wednesday February 01, 2006, for "CODE ENFORCEMENT DEMOLITION OF A
UNSAFE STRUCTURE 1500 Ridgdill Rd Clewiston, FL. Proposals will be
opened on Wednesday, February 01, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. or shorty thereafter, at
the Hendry County Building, Licensing and Code Enforcement Office located at 88
South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida.
A copy of the Proposal Documents and Instructions can be obtained from the offic-
es of the Hendry County Building, Licensing and Code Enforcement Departments,
located at 88 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33975, Post Office Box 836, LaBelle,
Florida 33975-0836, or by calling (863) 675-52451; OR from the office of Hendry
County Purchasing Department, located at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Flori-
da, Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, Phone (863) 675-5220 or
(863) 983-1585.
Any questions regarding the Proposal can be addressed by Ken Bennett, Building
Director, located at 88 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935, Post Office Box
836, LaBelle, Florida 33975-0836, or by calling (863) 675-5245.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all Propo-
sals, with or without cause and/or accept the Proposal that, in its judgment, will
be in the best interest of the County.
Darrell R. Harris, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Hendry County Florida
109307 CGS 1/19,26/06


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT )
Notce is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Sugariand
Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Flonda Statutes 1941, and
law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of Sugarland Drain-
age District, for the year 2005, will be held at the office of Hilliard Brothers of
Florida, Ltd., 5500 Sugarland Road, Clewiston, Florida on Monday, January 30,
2006 at 4:30 RM., forth purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) supervisorfor a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Sugarand Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting. He will need a record of the proceedings
and that, for such purpose. He may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeals is to be based.
Board of Supervisors
Sugartand Drainage District
By: Joe Marlin Hilliard
President
109577 CGS 1/19,26/06


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:
A Duda and Sons (Duda Mine Number 1) PO Box 620257, Oviedo, FL 32765, has
submitted Application 051216-2 for a Water Use Permit to dewater on undevel-
oped lands. The water will be withdrawn front, in,.- a.ilI r.' l,i Ai.I, ind the
project is located in Sections 13,18, Township'. z .o nirj 1I : i. ni I
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staffreport 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,
Sbut such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for after
reviewing the staff report.
110793 CGS 1/26/06

NOTICE
THE ANNUAL REPORT OF KELLY FOUNDATION, INC. for the calendar year ended
December 31, 2005, is available at its office located at 801 E. Sugadiand High-
way, Clewiston, Florida 33440, for inspection during regular business hours by
any citizen who requests it within 60 days hereof.
(Phone No. 863-983-8177)
Principal Manager of the Foundation is Mr. Loyd G. Kelly.
110317 CGS 1/26/06

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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applicaton(s) for permit have been received for prolect(s) in Hendry County:
Everglades Farms Inc (Felda) 808 East Main Street, Immokalee, FL 34142, has sub-
mitted Application 051228-7 tor a Water Use Permit to irrigate 42 acres of agn-
cultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and
the project is located in Section 29, Township 45 South, Range 33 East.
Cornerstone Grove LLC (Cornerstone Grove) PO Box 512116, Punta Gorda, FL
33951, has submitted Application 051229-1 for renewal of Water Use Permit
26-00161-W lo irrigate 487 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with-
drawn from Lake Okeechobee and the project is located in Section 7, Township
45 South, Range 28 East.
Mark L Lindner Trustee (G Road Land Trust) 4989 N Tamiami Trail, Ste 200, Naples,
FL 34103, has submitted Application 051229-5 for renewal of Water Use Permit
26-00273-W to irrigate 80 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with-
drawn from the Sandstone and Water Table Aquifers and the project is located in
Section 10, Tcwnship 44 South, Range 29 East.
McClure Properies Inc (West Coast Farms Sears Road) PO Box 936, Palmetto, FL
34220, has submitted Application 051229-6 for renewal of Water Use Permit
26-00151-W to irrigate 1160 acres of agricultural lands. The water ill be with-
drawn from the Sandstone and Water Table Aquifers and the project is located in
Sections 13-16, Township 44 South, Range 29 East.
Nobles Farms Inc (Barfield Grove) PO Drawer 2310, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submit-
ted Applicaton 060103-18 for a Water Use Permit to irrgate 230 acres of agricul-
tural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the
project is located in Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 29 East.
Interested persons may comment pon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for after
reviewing the staff report.
110790 CGS 1/26/06

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Flaghole
Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and
law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of Flaghole Drainage
District, for the year 2005, will be held at the office of Hilliard Brothers of Florida,
Ltd., 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida on Monday, January 30, 2006 at
4:00 RM., for the purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) supervisor foraterm of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Flaghole Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting. He will need a record of the proceedings and
that, for such purposes. He may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Board of Supervisors
Flaghole Drainage District
By: Joe Martin Hilliard
President
109573 CGS 1/19,26/06


NOTICE OF ELECTION

The City of South Bay, Florida will hold an election on Tuesday,
March 14, 2006 for the purpose of electing two Candidates
for the office of City Commission. The election will be held in
the Commission Chambers at 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South
Bay, Florida. Candidate qualifying begins Tuesday, January
31, 2006 at 12:00 noon. Registration books will close Mon-
day, February 13, 2006, Qualifying ends Tuesday, February
14, 2006 at 12:00 noon. Run-Off Election if needed will be
held Tuesday, March 28, 2006. Books will be closed Tues-
day, February 27, 2006 for a Run-Off election. Polls will open
at 7:00 A.M. and close at 7:00 RM. for both elections.
107824 CGS 1/19,26/06


IN THE COUNTY COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILACTION
CASE NO. 05-1017 CA
DWIGHT HATFIELD and
JANET HATFIELD
Plaintiffs
-vs-
,,JACOB JOHNSON and
BRENDA'D JOHNSON,and
GENERAL MOTORS ACCEPTANCE
CORPORATION, a New York corporation,
"'Dfendants,
AMENDED NOTICE FACTION
TO: GENERAL MOTORS ACCEPTANCE
CORPORATION, a New York corpora-
ton
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a Mortgage has been filed
and/commenced in this Court regard-
ing the following-described real prop-
erty:
Lot 11, Block A of Harlem Addition No. 8,
a subdivision in the City of Clewiston,
: anI ,,,.i A i .-.. the Plat thereof
,.,: ,; -, i' f .fl 6, Pages 136
and 137 of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
Parcel ID No.:
R-1-34-43-21-040-OOOA-011.0
You are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any,to it on Mela-
nie A. McGahee, Esq., whose address
is 417 West Sugarland Highway, Cle-
wiston, FL 33440, on or before Febru-
ary 22, 2006 (not less than 28 days)
and to file the original wth Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition.
DATED on Jan.11th, 2006.
BarbaraS.Butler
As Clerk of Court of Hendry County
By. S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
109463 CGS 1/19,26;2/2,9/06
NOTICE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY
FOR SALE BY COMPETITIVE BID
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that the sale
of the following-described personal
property, to-wit: Orange Daewoo
oader, MG 200-V, Serial Number
1028 previously owned by New River
Construction, New Smyrna Beach, FL
is offered for sale by competitive bid
at: 802 NW 1st Street, South Bay,
Florida on Monday February 6, 2006.
Property may be subject to ownership
rights, liens and security interests
which may have priity by law.
110625 CB/CGS 1/26:2/2/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
The regularly scheduled monthly meeting
of the Board of Supervisors of the
Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District
has been scheduled for Monday, Janu-
ar 30, 2006, 5:00 PM. The meeting
wibe held at Hilliard Brothers Office
on 5500 Flaghole Road, Hendry
County, Florida.
Joe Martin Hilliard
Supervisor
Hendry-Hilliard Water Contro District
110370 CGS 1/26/06


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Tuesday January 26 2006 at 500
PM. at The Greentree South Commu-
niy Center at LaBelle, lorida, Hendry
County.
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n..h v, i r r,,n,,. u, n. :
ll:II r HIl, I- ,.: i,,',gIi iT||7 1 .II, II AI'I '
person or.persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
110747 CB/CGS 1/26/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
The monthly meeting of the Board of Su-
pervisors of the aghole Drainage Dis-
trict has been scheduled for Monday,
January 30, 2006 at 4:15 PM. The
meeting will be held at Hilliard Brothers
Office on 5500 Flaghole Road, Hendry
County, Florida.
Joe Marin Hilliard
Supervisor
Flaghole Drainage District
110373 CGS 1/26/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
The regularly scheduled monthly meeting
of the Board of Supervisors of the
Sugadand Drainage District has been
scheduled for Monday, January 30,
2006, 4:45 PM. The meeting will be
held at Hilliard Brothers Office on 5500
Raghole Road, Hendry County, Florida.
Joe Martin Hilliard
Supervisor
Sugariand Drainage Distrct
110371 CGS 1/26/06


THE W-2'S FOR
BARNETT FARMS, INC.
Will be available beginning
January 31, 2006.
Please pick up the W-2's @
1400 C.R.830A,
Felda, FL 33930
or call us @
(863)674-1778
107832 CGS/CB/IB 1/26;2/2


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Do you hate the chaos that your mornings bring?


Do you hate your mornings?
Do you wake up in a bad mood?
Do you feel like you got up on the
wrong side of the bed? Your
mornings do not have to be like
this. All it takes is a little thought
to change the CHAOS you have
been living in.
That little thought is as simple
as knowing what clothes you are
wearing when you get up. If you
will think about your morning
before you actually have to face
it; your mornings will run
smoother. It all starts with a little
before bed routine.
Half the battle with your
morning has to do with you not
being prepared to start your day.
You run around in a tizzy trying to
do all those last minute things
you procrastinated about the
night before. Here is what hap-
pens when we put something off.
Let's start with our before bed
routines.
1. We go to bed at 1 or 2 a.m.


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and have to get up at 7 a.m. We
procrastinated by not going to
bed at a decent hour. Then we
can't get up on time.
2. After you hit the snooze but-
ton a few times and it is 7:30 a.m.
and to get to work on time we
have to leave at 7:45 a.m. Now
you have 15 minutes to get
dressed and out the door and you
have no clean clothes.
3. Not only did you go to bed
late, but you did not lay out your
clothes for tomorrow. So there
again you have procrastinated


and you are rushing around.
4. Now you are feeling the
time crunch and the pressure of
being late to work or an appoint-
ment again. Then the guilt starts
to pile on.
5. With the guilt comes blam-
ing others and not looking at
what our role was in our perpetu-
al tardiness. Then we have mar-
tyrdom and the loud yelling voic-
es that just add to the stress along
with the guilt.
6. Now we are half dressed,
jumping in a car trying to put on
makeup while driving and not
paying attention to what we are
doing. Not to mention that you
have skipped breakfast and there
is not even time for a quick drive
through the golden arches. Well
that could be the only positive
thing about rushing; not time for
negative nutrition with fast food.
7. Next thing we know the
blue lights are flashing in our
rearview mirror and we have yet


another speeding ticket to have to
explain and pay for.
8. That is, if we are lucky and
we haven't had a car accident
with our babies in the car.
9. More money wasted all
because we procrastinated and
didn't go to bed in a decent hour
to get up and start our day on the
right foot instead of behind the
eight ball.
Just writing this makes me
nauseated. I could not live this
way anymore. The constant
surge of adrenalin is hard on our
bodies. We have to find a way to
relieve the stress that our procras-
tination causes in our lives. Are
you listening to me! Procrastina-
tion can kill us and maim our
children. It can be a slow painful
death of our bodies turning on us
because of the constant surge of
adrenalin with immune dysfunc-
tion or it can be a quick one with
a car accident. You have a choice
to stop this right now!


If I can ever get you to make
peace with your mornings by
establishing a few simple habits
in your life; you will never go
back to living this way. The calm-
ness of the mornings will start
you out on a firm and steady pace
for your whole day.
Before you go to bed:
1. Gather up the items you will
need for tomorrow and put them
by your front door.
2. Check your calendar for
tomorrow's appointments
3. Lay out your clothes for
tomorrow
4. Brush and floss your teeth
and wash your face.
5. Go to bed at a decent hour,
this way you will feel like getting
up!
When you get up in the morn-
ing:
1. Get dressed as soon as your
feet hit the floor
2. Swish and Swipe the bath-
room while you are getting


dressed.
3. Eat Breakfast, drink water
and. take your supplements and
medications
4. Gather up the items to take
with you.
5. Do not wait till the last
moment to leave your home. It is
OK to be early.
These simple habits will
change your life. The main thing
you have to do is go to bed at a
decent hour so you will have the
energy to get started on your day.
You can do this.
Are you ready to FLY though
your day with a simple Before
Bed Routine and Morning routine
starting you off on a calm note?
For more help getting rid of
your CHAOS; check out her web-
site and join her free mentoring
group at www.FlyLady.net or
her book, "Sink Reflections" pub-
lished by Bantam. Copyright
2006 Maria Cilley; Used by per-
mission in this publication.


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