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Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
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Creation Date: February 9, 2006
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Sun Spots

Talent

showcase
You're invited to come see
the local talent. Area rhythm
and blues singers, local rap
groups, hot dance groups and
much more, come out and
support your local talent on
Thursday, Feb. 23 from 7-9
p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultur-
al Art Center. Don't miss out.
For more information call
(561)993-1169.

Free English

and Spanish
Free English and Spanish
workshop at Centro
Campesino on Saturday, Feb.
11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Must
call to register at (561) 996-
3988. Lunch will be provided.
Sorry, no kids allowed.

Mentor Center

program
We are currently recruiting
mentors for our children in
the after-school program.
Lend a hand, become a men-
tor. Just two hours a week a
one-year commitment. Center
Director: Tina McNutt Pro-
gram Coordinator: Cynthia
McMillan, Mentor Center at
Pahokee Elementary School,
560 East Main Street, Pahokee
(561) 924-6544 or (561) 924-
2070.

The 2006 Har-

vest Queen Page
Sponsored by The Belle
Glade LIONS Club & The
Glades Campus of Palm Beach
Community College will take
place April 1, at the Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center. The
Application Deadline for the
entry form, sponsor form and
sponsor fee is March 3 at
Fidelity Federal Bank and Trust
800 S. Main Street, Belle Glade
(561) 996-8000.
For written information,
please pick up an application
at the Belle Glade Chamber of
Commerce 540 South Main
Street Belle Glade, FL, (561)
996-2745 Tickets for the pag-
eant will go on sale March 15
at Fidelity Federal Bank and
Trust. 800 S. Main Street, Belle
Glade (561) 996-8000.

Black Gold

Festival
The annual Black Gold Fes-
tival in Belle Glade will take
place April 8. Festivities will
begin with the 10 a.m. parade
down Main Street. Entries in
the parade must show up by
8:30 a.m. For more informa-
tion, call (561) 996-2298.
Applications are available at
the Belle Glade Chamber of
Commerce.



Lake Level


Sheriff's office responding


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

SOUTH BAY Samuel McK-
ensie had left his home after a
heated discussion with his wife
to try to find peace somewhere
else when, by his account, a
sheriff's deputy sprayed pepper
spray in his face and charged
him with resisting arrest with-
out violence though he
claims he didn't resist at all.
The deputy reportedly


ignored that McKensie was not
disobeying his orders and
apprehended him even as
South Bay City Commissioner
John Wilson looked on.
With an opportunity to air
their stories at a town hall
meeting, the two said that
something has to change
before someone else is hurt
more seriously.
"They need to go," Commis-
sioner Wilson said in an excited


display of emotion at the meet-
ing. "We don't need not one of
them. They're abusing our
young people."
The meeting was held to a
standing-room-only crowd that
lined up against the back walls
of the meeting area at city hall,
many of them young adults
who had something to say
about the escalating problem.
The complaints of the resi-
dents, though citing different


cases, had currents of much of
the same basic issues running
through each of them: Harass-
ment, disrespect and deceit.
Many of the residents
claimed that the officers who
had been employed by the city
prior to the city transferring its
policing services to the sheriff's
office were causing the trouble.
Those officers became sheriff's
deputies after the switch and
started work earlier this year,


around the time that the citi-
zens began to complain.
For the young adults, the
biggest problem seems to be
the issue over loitering near
businesses something they
said had never been a problem
until now. To enforce the law,
the deputies break up groups of
people congregating at local
businesses, but the targeted
See Concerns Page 12


Annexation of



MHP approved


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The
boundaries of the city of Belle
Glade are now larger following
a special election held Tuesday
in which the annexation of 715
Mobile Home Park and Glades
Glen were approved.
According to the Palm
Beach County Supervisor of
Elections, the vast majority of
the voters said yes to the ques-
tion of whether the two
parcels of land should be
annexed into the city limits.
Of the 53 votes cast, only
one was opposed, with 98 per-
cent of the ballots in favor of
the annexation. Only regis-
tered voters living inside both
properties were able to vote.
The approval of the annex-
ation means that the city of
Belle Glade will now hold
jurisdiction over the area in all
aspects of government and


policing. The new residents in
both locations will see a
decrease in their water bill.
Residents connected to the
city's water services pay a 50-
percent surcharge over city
residents.
Work on annexing the two
properties began several years
ago, at the request of some of
the city commissioners, while
at least one commissioner on
the board, Commissioner Don
Garrett, vehemently opposed
the proposal. Under a former
administration at city hall, the
commissioners had been told
that the annexation would
cost the city $1.5 million, a fig-
ure Commissioner Garrett said
the city simply could not sup-
port. Much of that cost a fig-
ure which is disputed -by the
rest of the city commission -
was in providing the additional
SeeAnnexation-Page 12


Elections to



cross the area


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

March is shaping up to be a
very busy season for the Glades
this year, with each city prepar-
ing for the upcoming elections.
Eight out of 15 seats held by
current city commissioners in
the area are the subject of con-
tention in the elections.
Each city faces no less than
two seats that will be featured
on the ballot come March. Most
of the seats that are up are held
by commissioners who have
served more than two terms on
their city councils. The majority
of the candidates in these seats
have not yet officially
announced their decision to
run for re-election.
In South Bay, long-time
Mayor Clarence Anthony, per-


haps the candidate with the
longest political history, a com-
missioner since the 1980s, sees
his term ending in March.
Mayor Anthony is joined by
Commissioner Joe Kyles,
whose-term is also ending.
Three city commission seat
terms are ending in Pahokee
this year also. One of the seats
in the election will be Commis-
sioner Gary McEntire's. Com-
missioner McEntire has submit-
ted his application to
participate in the election.
Commissioner Allie Biggs' seat
will be another of the seats in
the election, as well as Mayor
J.P. Sasser's seat.
Mayor Steve Wilson, Com-
missioner Gwen Asia-Williams
See Elections Page 12


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Even a few of
his closest friends looked on in
amazement as Gary Bur-
roughs, moments after being
named Pahokee's Citizen of
the Year by the Chamber of
Commerce, fought back tears.
It was a rare sight to those who
know him as the incredibly
affable and always joking head
of the fire department.
"It warms my heart to know
that his many people appreci-
ate What you do," Chief Bur-
roughs said, glancing at
moments at the ground
beneath him. "I don't do this to
get a pat on the back. I do it
because I love this communi-
ty."
Chief Burroughs received
his award humbly at this year's
Pahokee Chamber of Com-
merce Banquet in Pahokee.
His friends and his family
joined him as last year s
award recipient, Coach Don
Thompson, recognized him.
"It's a wonderful thing for us to
know this man,"' the coach
said.
Gary Burroughs, the fire
chief for many years in Paho-


kee, was cited for his excel-
lence on the job, for his dedi-
cation to his community and
for his love for his family. Most
recently, Chief Burroughs
served as the main figure
behind the emergency opera-
tions center set up in Pahokee
following Hurricane Wilma.
He oversaw the day-to-day
operation of the city in general
while coordinating the many
services that were coming in


from other cities and through-
out the state.
"Basically, we turned the
operation of the city over to
him and he did a tremendous
job," said Mayor J.P. Sasser.
The chief was one of many
award recipients of the ban-
quet, which honors outstand-
ing achievement in several cat-
egories each year.

See Awards Page 12


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above sea
level


Glades General and


PBCC train nurses


Index
Police ..... .. .. .5
Classifieds ......19-23
Obituaries .......... 2
Opinion ........... 4

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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

BELLE GLADE The
shortages of nurses is evident
in any hospital and the Glades
certainly is not immune to that
reality, Glades General officials
said but it does not have to
be that way. Recruiting local
candidates to work as nurses
at the hospital ensures that
those employees will develop
a long-term commitment and
serve many years of service at
the facility.
So what is the problem?
Finding them.
That may change with the
inauguration of a program
between Glades General Hos-
pital and Palm Beach Commu-
nity College, hospital adminis-
trators said. The program


specifically targets members of
the community and introduces
therri to the area health care
delivery facilities, where they
get a hands-on learning
approach while they work
toward their degrees.
As the health care industry
diversifies, the term nursing
ceases to apply to a person
who works strictly in a hospital
setting, explained Glades Gen-
eral's Chief Nursing Officer
Mary Weeks. There are jobs in
the insurance field, as well as
other fields that occupy indi-
viduals as nurses. Working
longer hours for pay that many
times is greater, the draw away
from hospitals is attractive.
That is where the college's
See Nurses Page 12


INI/Jose Zaragosa
Nurses at Glades General Hospital have a heavy burden to bear as the national trend of nurs-
ing shortage is apparent everywhere, but help may be on the way for the Glades.


Awards: City honors its own


INA/Joso Zaragoza
Fire Chief Gary Burroughs, left, accepts the Citizen of the Year award, presented by
Coach Don Thompsor, last year's winner.

Chief Burroughs Citizen of the Year


Dot Vanlandingham, right, received the President's Award
during the Pahokee Chamber of Commerce Banquet.


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Obituaries


Rebecca Parker Dunn
Rebecca Parker Dunn, age 80,
passed away Feb. 6, 2006, after a
long illness. She was born in
Athens, Ky., on March 27, 1925,
and came to Florida in the 1970s.
She lived in Clewiston. While in
Florida she won the Chef Tails
cooking contest and was known
in Clewiston for donating quilts
to help remodel the Clewiston
Library.
Mrs. Dunn is survived by her
husband of 62 years, Talton;
three sons: Talton Dunn of Ten-
nessee, Brad "Joe" Dunn of
Clewiston and Bucky of Annapo-
lis, Md.; two daughters: Joan
Powers of Peterboro, Ontario,
Canada and Jackie Ellis of
Rochester Hill, Mich.; 15 grand-
children and eight great-grand-
children. Services will be in Lex-
ington; Ky. Akin-Davis Funeral
Home was in charge of local
arrangements.
Bobby Fry Paige
Bobby Fry Paige, age 79, of
Clewiston, passed away Feb. 3,
2006 in Clewiston. He was born
April, 9, 1926 in Okeechobee to
Stephen Cranford Paige and Kato
(Fry) Paige. He served during
World War II in the Navy. He was
a member of Okeechobee Lodge
237 F & AM, Lake Worth Scottish
Rite Valley of Lake Worth Scot-
tish Rite Bodies, Bahia Shriners-
Orlando, Okeechobee Chapter
128 Order of the Eastern Star and
Hendry County Cattleman's
Association, Lodge 1853 B.P.O.E,
in Clewiston and the American
Legion. He was instrumental and
active with the formation of the
Clewiston Athletic Association.
Survivors include his wife: Mar-
jorie Christine (Snell) Paige, son:
William Stephen and Kathy Paige
of Clewiston, and grandchildren
Matthew Paige and Cassi Paige,
all of Clewiston. A graveside
funeral service took place Mon-
day, Feb 6., 2006 at 11 a.m. at
SOrtona Cemetery in Ortona with
Chaplain Bob Moore officiating.
The family suggests Memori-
als to the Hope Hospice in
Clewiston.
All arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home -Clewiston.
Wayne Wilkins
Wayne Wilkens, age 75, of
Clewiston, passed away Jan. 11,
2006 in Cape Coral.
He was born Sept. 5, 1930 in
Alex, OK, to the late Rufus Amar.
Wilkins married Betty Jean
Keechl. He served during WWII
in the Navy and was a Member,
Past Master, and current Secre-
tary of Sugarland Lodge, 281 F &
AM, former instructor West Tech
at Belle Glade, former member
B.P.O.E. at Belle Glade, member
of Lake Okeechobee Scottish
Rite Club, member Valley of Ft.
Myers Scottish Rite Bodies, U.S.
Navy Ret. He was a sailor.
Survivors include his wife
Betty Jean (Keechl) Wilkins, two
sisters: Noelia Haynes of Hous-


ton, TX, Wanzell Shipman of
Abeliene, TX and one brother:
Jerry Wilkins of Chickasha, OK;
step-son Robert Todd of Tampa,
FL; step-son Paul Todd of Ger-
many; step-daughter Stephanie
L. Parker of Gainesville, FL; step-
daughter Shirley Prince of Loris,
SC; grandson, Wayne Wilkins of
Chickasha, OK; grandson Jermy
Wilkins of Chickasha, OK; grand-
daughter Charity E. Brown of
Gainesville, FL; great- grandchild,
Jahanna Wilkins of Chickasha,
OK. He was preceded in death by
his son, Steve Wilkins.
Memorial services were held
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 at 10 a.m.
at Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
Clewiston. Interment took place
Monday, Jan. 16, 2006 in Ft.
Myers Crematory Service. All
arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral-Home-Clewiston.
Elmer G. Close
Elmer G. Close, 82, died
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 in Bear
Beach. The service was held at
Presbyterian Church in Tallahas-
see, with burial at Roselawn
Cemetery. Family received
friends at Bevis Funeral Home.
A native of Bear Beach, he
served in the WWII as a lieu-
tenant in the U.S. Army Air
Corps. He met and married the
love of his life, Leola McCul-
lough, in 1949 and went to grad-
uate from the University of Flori-
da with a doctorate degree in
economics. He was a member of
the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity
and the Grand Guard of the Uni-
versity of Florida Department of
Agricultural where he worked to
establish farmer's markets
throughout Florida. He was an
adjunct professor at Auburn Uni-
versity, where he worked to
establish farmer's markets and
programs for marketing the agri-
cultural products of northeast
Alabama. He retired from Flori-
da's Department of Agricultural
as the assistant director of the
division of marketing, where he
worked to establish markets for
Florida's agricultural products in
Europe and the Caribbean.
Upon retiring, he and his wife
returned to his family home in
Glades County. He served 12
years on the Glades County,
School Board including serving
as its chairman. while e living in
Glades County hre ainjo: d partic-
ipating in the county sheriff's citi-
zen patrol program with his wife.
Survivors include a sister Mil-
dred Reynolds of Covington, LA;
a brother, Boyd W. Close of
Crawfordville; two daughters,
Sarah Close of Tallahassee and
Holly Foote of Sanford, N.C.;
three sons, George, Dennis and
Raleigh Close, all.of Tallahassee;
and three grandchildren, Jacque-
line, Rachel, and Madison Close,
all of Tallahassee. He was pre-
ceded in death by his loving wife
of 56 years, Leola; a daughter,
Sharon and his parents, Charles
and Lela Close.


Pet of the Week winner
Belle Glade's Michael Mock is the proud owner of, left to
right, Vorlon, Okuma, Icarus, Arrakis, and Ghanima. And
more so than anything else, maybe it's time to give Doc
Savvy and her staff at Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital a full
challenge, so we present all five dogs as this week's
Pet(s) of the Week winner. Good luck Doc! If you have
any interesting photos of your pet, or apparently pets,
submit them to me at myoung@newszap.com for a
chance to win your pet a day at the spa, sponsored by
Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital in Belle Glade. Doc Savvy
can be reached at (561) 996-5500.


Engagements


Denault -
Cestona
Mrs. Diane Denault of Clewis-
ton, Florida, announces the
engagement of her daughter,
Debra Ann, to Edward Cestona,
son of Eduardo and Hollie Ces-
tona of Sunrise, Florida. The bride
to be graduated from Clewiston
High School in 2001. She received
her Bachelor's degree in Business
from the University of Central
Florida in December of 2005. She
presently is an administrative
assistant with Dream Find in
Orlando. Debra is also the daugh-
ter of the late John Denault of
Clewiston, Florida. The prospec-
tive groom is a 1999 graduate of
Clewiston High School, and he
received his Bachelor's degree in
Computer Science from the Uni-
versity of Central Florida in
December of 2003. He is a soft-
ware engineer with Lockheed
Martin in Orlando, Florida. A Feb.
11 wedding is planned at Hope
Lutheran Church in Orlando.
Frederick-
Arnett
Oswald Amos and Annie
Arnett of Belle Glade would like to
announce the engagement of
their grandchild Ronelda Freder-
ick to Tyron Arnett. Ronelda is the
daughter of the late Cecilia Freder-
ick and Ronald Frederick.
Tyron is the son of Larry Den-
nard and the late Inez Arnett.
Ms. Frederick is a 1995 gradu-
ate of Glades Central High School.
She has a Bachelor's degree in
Org. Management and MBA.
Ronelda is employed with the
Department of Children and Fami-
lies as an Economic Self-Sufficien-


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Letters to the Editor


Growers must let
pollution go south
Lake Okeechobee must flow
south into Sugarland. Not east, not
west, but south. A Jan. 12 news
story quoted Big Sugars Malcolm
"Bubba" Wade saying, "Flooding
sugar fields not an option."
Come on, guys, we could say,
"killing our estuary is not an
option." We aren't fighting major
pollution here. Shouldn't there be
some shared pain on sugar's side?
You have miles and miles of sugar
and we don't even need sugar.
Can't you take some of this Okee-
chobee water on some of your
land to help us out here? We are
losing money and jobs now.
John Ostler
Stuart
Editor's note: The following let-
ter was printed in another publica-
tion, however, it is important to
allow our readers the mentality of
the upcoming battle. Even the edi-
torial staff of newspapers repre-
senting areas west of the lake
have jumped on the bandwagon
of accusing our agricultural com-
munities for their current crisis,
which has been well reported in
our own publications. We report,
you decide

Send growers packing
now and save our rivers
Big Sugar is the demon of Lake
Okeechobee, the St. Lucie River
and now the Caloosahatchee River
on the west coast. While I believe
sugar to be a major source of the
problem plaguing our local water-
ways and fisheries, a recent letter
complained about tariffs on
imported sugar from Brazil.
Tariffs on imported sugar are
how our constitution (which was
recently misquoted by a local attor-
ney says our government should
be funded) you see our founding
fathers didn't think foreigners
deserved the same benefits as the
citizens of this country. A byprod-


uct was that it saved our jobs here
at home. I know this is not very
popular now, since our govern-
ment seems to know the constitu-
tion about as good as our local
attorney.
Big Sugar should get out of
South Florida, but not because of
tariffs on imported sugar. It should
be kicked out because it is the only
reasonable policy to restore the
Everglades Agricultural Area and
our local waterways and fisheries.
The editors of Florida Sportsman
have been doing a great job of
explaining the environmental
issues in their magazine and at
times, the editorial pages of this
paper.
JeffGuertin
Port St. Lucie
Editor's note: The following let-
ter was printed in another publica-
tion, however, it is important to
allow our readers the mentality of
the upcoming battle. Even the edi-
torial staff of newspapers repre-
senting areas west of the lake
have jumped on the bandwagon
of accusing our agricultural com-
munities for their current crisis,
which has been well reported in
our own publications. We report,
you decide.

What about me
To the editor:
This letter is in reference to the
front-page article written on Jan.
12, 2006 entitled, "Marina Recov-
ery Progressing But Will Take More
Time," written by Mark Young. You
have quoted Charles Corbin as
OWNER of Slim's Fish Camp, Inc.
This is to inform you that Mr.
Corbin is a co-owner, not SOLE
owner of the Fish Camp. I have
inherited 50-percent ownership of
the fish camp, due to my hus-
band's (Gordon Corbin) death on
Nov. 13, 2004. Please make note of
this information in any future arti-
cles written concerning the fish
camp. Thank you in advance.
Karen L. Corbin


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Last week
was Groundhog Day, and it seems
that we are having six more weeks
of winter. Why is the groundhog
the choice animal to celebrate this
day? Does the groundhog have a
special intuitive
sense to deter-
mine weather
predictions?
Just Curious
Doc, Jim in
Belle Glade.
A: Oh Jim
your going
make me do
some research! Doc
And, it got me Savvy
thinking. Why
is it not Chihuahua Day? I'm sure
my Luigi could cast an impressive
shadow! Okay, so here is what I
found out:
If Punxsutawney Phil sees his
shadow on Feb. 2 each year, we
are in for a long winter. Not that


meaningful here in sunny Florida,
but up north it's cause for either
sighs or cheers. Groundhog Day is
an example of predicting the
weather based on folklore. The
roots of Groundhog Day goes
back to 6th century Germany.
Feb. 2 is 40 days after Christmas,
and is known as Candlemas Day.
On this day, candles were blessed
by local clergy and distributed to
use for the rest of the year. This
tradition marked the mid-point of
winter, and was the day to also
predict how much longer it would
last. One way to estimate winter's
length was to see how many can-
dles you needed to get you from
Candlemas day to spring. Another
way was to depend on a local
wildlife favorite the Hedgehog!
If the hedgehog saw his shadow
on Candlemas Day, it would
mean 40 more days of winter.
When German settlers came to
Pennsylvania, they switched to


the much more prevalent
Groundhog! Cool story huh?
So, Punxsutawney Phil is a
beloved symbol of this tradition,
and happily lives in Punxsutawney
Pa. He is said to be correct at least
90 percent of the time. Is he intu-
itive? Well maybe, 90 percent is
pretty good guessing in my book!
Not only have I learned about
Groundhog Day, but now can spell
Punxsutawney too! Thanks for the
challenge! Best wishes, Doc Savvy
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello my
name is Ian, and I want to buy a
teacup poodle for my wife this
Valentine's Day. I have heard
countless stories of how much
money is spent on a teacup breed,
and the end result is a lot bigger
than what is expected. How do I
know for sure I will be getting a
teacup?
A: Ian I think I am about to ruin
your day. I don't think there is a
way to guarantee a teacup. Even if


both parents are teacups, there is a
one-in-four chance yours will be
full grown. Teacup breeds are in
high demand and are very expen-
sive. Teacups are a genetic roll of
the dice. What you are paying for is
the high probability of getting one
- about 75 percent. Some breed-
ers offer a puppy exchange if you
are not happy with your puppy. By
the time you figure out teacup or
not, your hooked and an exchange
is out of the question.
So, consider this lan. Take your
wife to the pound to adopt the pup
of her choice. This way shots and
neutering are a package deal. You
will save anywhere from $500 to
$800, and will be giving a homeless
pet a second chance. Either way,
hope it all works out! Keep me
posted! Doc Savvy
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check out
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What in the world would Jesus drive?


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
What would Jesus drive?
Hardly a theological question that
comes to mind for most of us, but
a Christian environmentalist
group has dedicated a whole
Web site to it (WhatWouldJesus-
Drive.org).
They have
bumper stick-
ers and every- .- .
thing.
It is true
that if you
check the :
Bible, you will
find a number S
of references John
to drivers and Hicks
cars. For exam-
ple, we're told that the apostles
were all in one Accord, and that
Joshua's Triumph was heard
throughout the land. (Must've
needed a new muffler!) Adam
and Eve were driven out of the
Garden of Eden in a Fury. Moses,
warning the people not to go up
to the mountain, got Dodge Ram


tough, sounding the "ram's
horn," thereby keeping the peo-
ple away.
So, what would Jesus drive?
Would it be a cross-country SUV
or a more fuel-friendly compact?
The Christian environmentalists
go throughout the country pos-
ing that question to anyone who
will listen. I actually think it's a
moot point, because I found out
this week that Jesus Christ can't
get a driver's license.
I know this because he
applied for one in West Virginia,
and the Department of Motor
Vehicles flatly turned him down.
There's no sovereignty for Jesus
Christ if he lives in the sovereign
state of West Virginia.
The West Virginia Jesus Christ
was born Peter Robert Phillips Jr.
Currently living in Washington,
D.C., he changed his name to
Jesus Christ some 15 years ago.
He claims that the name change
was made to honor the Jesus of
the Bible in whom he has person-
al faith.
So now Jesus Christ has a U.S.


passport, a Social Security num-
ber, but no license in West Vir-
ginia. The 35th state would not
grant Jesus Christ a state identifi-
cation because Phillips had not


ists of His day, and He drives cir-
cles around His enemies. And
Jesus drives into new territory -
challenging His disciples to fol-
low.


been able to legally change his He is Jed into the desert to be
name from that written on his tempted, but resists the devil and
Florida birth certificate. A District is unscathed by the lure of sin. He
of Columbia judge denied the bids simple fishermen come fol-
legal change several years ago, low Him, and on the shoulders of
citing Scriptures and suggesting these unlikely individuals He
that adopting the name "Jesus establishes His kingdom, which
Christ" might be blasphemous, still endures today. Jesus bests
potentially resulting in significant the religious authoritarians of His
offense to people or even violent day with His teachings arid dis-
reactions. misses demonic powers with
So in response to the more mere words. Jesus brings healing
familiar WWJD question to the sick, hope to the
"What Would Jesus Do?" depressed, and peace in the
apparently one answer is, Jesus midst of storms.
wouldn't drive. At least not in And these aren't just past
West Virginia. But the Jesus accounts of the historical Jesus.
Christ of Nazareth had something What He did then, He does now.
that the JC of DC does not. Jesus still drives and still drives
JC of DC might not be able to with divine power and authority.
drive in West Virginia, but Jesus What does Jesus drive? He drives
Christ of Nazareth can drive, and your heart and life if you let Him.
drive with power and authority- Give Him the steering wheel t6
divine power and divine authori- your life and the keys to your
ty! He drives past the traditional- heart!


Spa menu makes less fat a lot of fun


Local resident to play


at the Grammys


Charles Moorer, Jr. a member of
the Florida A&M University's
Marching 100 Band in Tallahassee,
Florida, will perform in Los Ange-
les at this year's Grammys. He was
among 20 band members that
auditioned and was chosen to per-
form with rapper Kanye West and
comedian Jamie Foxx.
Charles is a 2004 graduate of
Glades Central Community High
School. He has accepted many
awards for his musical talents. In
2003 he received the 1st Place
William P. Foster award for the
Most Outstanding Camper during
Band Summer Camp at Florida
A&M University. In 2004, he
received the John Phillip Susa
Award from Glades Central Com-
munity High School.
In 2005, he received an Out-
standing Bandsman Award for the
Most Outstanding Freshman
Marching 100 Band Member.
Charles is the son of Evangelist
Charles and Shirley Moorer of Belle
Glade. They are very proud of him
and "Give all the Glory of the Lord."
The Grammys will have aired Feb. 8.


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Charles Moorer will perform at
this year's Grammys, joining
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Apricot Chicken Breasts
Poached Pears in Blackberry
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This gorgeous shrimp cock-
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al and delicious way to enjoy a
high protein, low-fat appetizer.
Shrimp Cocktail with Wasabi
Lime Ginger Sauce
Serves 6
1 tablespoon chopped root
ginger
2 tablespoons wasabi pow-
der
1 clove garlic pressed
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons low sodium
soysauce
1. tablespoon water
1. tablespoon lime juice
24 jumbo shrimp cooked
and peeled
6 cups red cabbage finely
shredded
12 chives
Place sauce ingredients in a
food processor or blender and
mix well. Refrigerate.
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and top with 6 shrimp each.
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cross two chives like an "x" over
the top; serve.
Per Serving: 271 Calories;
trace Fat (0.1% calories from fat);
4g Protein; 90g Carbohydrate; 4g
Dietary Fiber; Omg Cholesterol;
315mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0
Grain(Starch); 0 Vegetable; 6
Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Arugula with Toasted Pine
nuts and Parmigiano-Reggiano
Serves 6
1 large bunch arugula-
washed and ready
1/2 cup shaved Parmigiano-
Reggiano cheese
2 tablespoons toasted pine
nuts
1/4 cup balsamic salad dress-
ing (Paul Newmans' Balsamic
Vinaigrette is a good choice or
make your own)
In a large bowl, combine
arugula, cheese and pine nuts.
Toss gently with balsamic dress-
ing to coat completely. Serve
immediately on individual
chilled salad plates.
Per Serving: 93 Calories; 9g
Fat (81.7% calories from fat); 3g
Protein; Ig Carbohydrate; trace
Dietary Fiber; 5mg Cholesterol;
124mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0
Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0
Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat.

Apricot Chicken Breasts
Serves 6
6 boneless skinless chicken
breast halves pounded to 1/4"
thickness
2 tablespoons butter divid-
ed
1/4 cup apricot jam
2 green onions sliced
1/4 teaspoon balsamic vine-
gar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
Place chicken breasts in a
large, freezer zipper topped bag
and use a rolling pin to flatten to
desired thickness. (it helps to
have chicken partially frozen). In
a skillet over medium high heat,
melt one tablespoon of butter
and brown chicken, about 2
minutes on each side.
Add remaining ingredients to
skillet with remaining table-
spoon of butter. Cover and sim-
mer for 3-4 minutes or when
chicken is fully cooked. Remove
to dinner plates and serve with
chopped parsley over the top.


Serve with steamed broccoli gar-
nished with lemon zest to com-
plete the plate.
Per Serving: 201 Calories; 5g
Fat (24.3% calories from fat) 27g
Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; trace
Dietary Fiber; 79mg Cholesterol;
122mg Sodium. Exchanges: 4
Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1
Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
Pears with Blackberry Sauce
Serves 6
FOR PEARS
2 cups water
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 one-inch piece vanilla bean
6 fresh pears
FOR SAUCE
6 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup water
1 pint blackberries (fresh or
frozen)
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
(optional)
6 mint leaves
6 fresh strawberries
To Poach Pears: Combine
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sugar has dissolved. Add vanilla
bean and lower heat, simmering
for about 5 minutes. In the
meantime, peel, halve and core
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Thursday, February 9, 2006






Thursday, February 9, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Residents speak out about crime Crime
Stoppers


By Jose Jesus Zaxagoza
BELLE GLADE Residents in
Belle Glade say they are tired of
the rise in criminal activities in
their neighborhoods. With sud-
den spikes in robberies affecting
them, a number of the home-
owners presented their issue to
the Belle Glade City Commission
at Monday night's meeting and
asked that something be done to
remedy the problem.
Citing the fact that the depart-
ment has had to contend with
numerous vacancies over the
course of the last few months, the
speakers said that the city should
begin to invest more in its polic-
ing services or contract with the
sheriff's office for the services.
"No one is here to bash Chief


Dowdell, we're here to say he
needs help," said Sherrie Dulany,
a former city commissioner and
resident of the northeast section
of town one of the sections hit
by the recent rash of burglaries.
According to Ms. Dulany, most of
her neighbors had been directly
affected by the robberies, with
the crimes taking hold of much of
the northeast section.
"There are not enough offi-
cers," said Ms. Dulany. "That's
not his (Chief Dowdell's) fault."
In complaining about the cur-
rent condition of the police
department and the lack of offi-
cers there with the department
struggling to hire back a fully-
staffed force the residents
placed blame on the city for not
offering officers the kind of pay
that can keep them in the Glades.


Illegal alien investigation continues


Sheriff Ronnie Lee has
announced that on Feb. 3 the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Investigations Division
was notified by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office Investigation Divi-
sion of a transportation/trafficking
illegal aliens investigation that
was being conducted in Glades
County.
The subject was holding illegal
aliens and was going to exchange
the illegal aliens for $1,000 a


piece. The delivery of the illegal
aliens was to occur at the La Fies-
ta located on State Road 29,
Hendry County.
The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Criminal Investigations
Division and HCSO Road Patrol
Division, Glades County Sheriff's
Office Criminal Investigations
Division with Glades County Road
Patrol Division conducted surveil-
lance at the La Fiesta.
At approximately 2:40 a.m., a


vehicle that contained four illegal
aliens and a driver and a passen-
ger arrived at the La Fiesta. One of
the illegal aliens was able to get
out of the vehicle when the vehi-
cle was approached by law
enforcement officers from
Hendry and Glades County Sher-
iff's Offices. The vehicle contain-
ing two subjects and the three ille-
gal aliens left the scene. Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations Division and Road


Patrol Division conducted a car
pursuit and vehicle was stopped
at County Road 78 and State Road
29. The driver, Jeovanie Garcia,
age 22, and the passenger Fernan-
do Perez, 25, were taken into.cus-
tody without incident.
The FBI and Border Patrol
were notified and responded to
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office. The federal authorities
detained all illegal aliens. Investi-
gation continues.


Most agreed that the troubles
could not be placed squarely on
the shoulders of the chief. Frank
Mayo, who is running in the
March elections for a seat on the
city commission, said, "I don't
blame Chief Dowdell. Why has
that gentleman not been given
the money," to hire qualified offi-
cers?
As the city looked the next day
at possibly annexing several
heavily populated areas of land
into the city, the residents won-
dered whether it would have the
police force to patrol the new
areas sufficiently.
"Crime does not discrimi-
nate," said Mayor Steve Wilson.
"We are going to do anything and
everything possible to resolve
this."
The mayor proposed the cre-


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ation of a task force to specialize
in addressing policing issues,
including acting as an advisory
board to the council on remedy-
ing the current situation of the
police department. The commit-
tee, the mayor said, would be ide-
ally made up of a mixture of the
city's population,
"You're saying some good
things," said Mayor Wilson, who
added that his own home had
also been broken into at least
three times. "If you want to enter-
tain the thought of sheriff, put
that in there. I think we can get
through this as a community."
The commissioners voted
unanimously for the creation of
the board, and will return at a
future meeting with recommen-
dations on appointments to that
board.


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County needs the help of the
community to help locate a want-
ed fugitive as of Feb. 2, 2006.
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Jr. he is
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D.O.B: May 29,
1965. He is 5
feet 9 inches
tall and weighs .. -
155 pounds -
he has black
hair and
brown eyes. Antonio
His last Antono,
known Morgan, Jr.
address is
Annona Ave., Pahokee. He is
wanted for felony violation of
probation, possession of cocaine
with intent to sell; resisting officer
with violence. If you should have
any information or know the
whereabouts of Antonio Morgan,
Jr., please call Crime Stoppers at
(800) 458-TIPS (8477). You may
remain anonymous and could be
eligible for a cash reward.


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CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton Sugar Festival Committee,
busy planning for the 20th Annu-
al Sugar Festival on April 22, has
announced that Sugar Realty will
now be the major sponsor of the
Miss Sugar Pageant.
"We are ecstatic about our
ability to partner with the Miss
Sugar Pageant and to help offer
our contestants the opportunity
to participate in such an impor-


tant lifetime event," said Luan
Walker, owner of Sugar Realty.
"We at Sugar Realty are totally
committed to investing in our
future leaders and the Miss Sugar
Pageant is a great opportunity for
learning self-confidence and in
building self-esteem," she added.
Through the major sponsor-
ship agreement reached with
Sugar Realty, the 2006 Sugar Fes-
tival Queen will receive a $1,000


cash prize and a $3,000 scholar-
ship. There will also be funds
allocated for the first three run-
ner-ups. Miss Sugar Festival
Pageant Director Pam Kelley
said, "The Sugar Realty decision
to partner with us and provide
major sponsorship will allow us
to take this event to the next
level. We will have an improved
program for the contestants lead-
ing up to the final night of judg-


ing and we'll also have major
improvements in our Miss Sugar
Festival Pageant Booklet."
Ms. Kelley also indicated that
the support from Sugar Realty
would even allow for more
improvements in the future
years. She added, "How wonder-
ful it is to have Sugar Realty spon-
soring the Miss Sugar Pageant.
Their participation will allow us
to make significant improve-


ments in our pageant and, of
course, the contestants reap the
benefits."
This year's Miss Sugar
Pageant will take place Saturday,
April 8 at John Boy Auditorium
and hopeful contestants have
until Feb. 16 to sign up for the
event.


Entry forms are available at
Clewiston High School, Clewis-
ton Public Library and the
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce. Contestants and their par-
ents must bring the completed
form to a mandatory parent
meeting at the Clewiston Inn at 7
p.m. on Feb. 16.


Assistance with big money for college


BELLE GLADE One hour
can mean big money for college-
bound students when they attend
Florida's first College Goal Sunday,
Feb. 19 from 2-4 p.m. at the Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center at Palm
Beach Community College's Belle
Glade location.
College Goal Sunday is a free
event to assist college-bound stu-
dents and their families in filling
out the Free Application for Feder-
al Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FAFSA can be intimidating,
and research shows this is espe-
cially true for first-generation and
minority students who are college
bound. Financial aid experts will
be available to assist students in
English, Creole and Spanish.


"Research shows that many
families feel they can't afford a col-
lege education for their children,
even though millions of dollars in
financial aid are available," said
Division of Community Colleges
and Workforce Education Chan-
cellor David Armstrong. "The Col-
lege Goal Sunday program was
designed to show families that
higher education is within their
reach."
Often, students do not apply
for financial aid because they
think they are ineligible, or they
do not understand student finan-
cial assistance regulations and
procedures. The best way to
determine eligibility is to apply
using the FAFSA. At the very least,


this application can qualify the
student for a low-interest loan but
they may also be eligible for
grants, scholarships and work-
study.
"Many students and their par-
ents have difficulty applying for
funds," Dr. Beverly Sermons,
director of outreach and access
for the Division of Community
Colleges and Workforce Educa-
tion, said. "With College Goal
Sunday we're going to make it
easier by giving them two things.
The first is more information
about the availability of millions of
dollars in financial aid and second,
expert assistance with filling out
the FAFSA to get this money for
college."


Deadlines for submitting the
FAFSA, which is required for any
student seeking federal and state
financial aid, can be as early as
March 1. Students who attend Col-
lege Goal Sunday should bring
their 2005 tax return, W-2 and
other 2005 income documents as
well as their parents' tax docu-
ments to complete the application
for submission that day. Students
who complete their FAFSA at the
event will be automatically
entered in a drawing for a scholar-
ship award.
For more information visit
www.floridacollegegoal.com.
om/> or call PBCC at (561) 868-
3330.


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Impending growth brings the
prospect of good jobs an ele-
ment that has traditionally been
lacking in this area. Good jobs,
however, require training that
has largely not been available.
The Hendry County Economic
Development Council and Work-
force Council believe this nega-
tive cycle may be broken before
long.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement/Corps of Engineers C-


43 reservoir project, proposed
for the old Berry property west
of LaBelle, is ready to start gear-
ing up. Part of the Everglades
Restoration Acceler8 program,
this project is the C-43 reservoir
test cell construction. It is
expected to be a 180-day project
leading into the full reservoir
project.
The project will need con-
struction workers and equip-
ment operators and will be hir-
ing right away.
The Education Center of


Southwest Florida (ECSWF) is
setting up a curriculum for
SFWMD for the C-43 board of
directors to ensure that workers
will have some minimum basic
training, such as Occupational
Safety and Hazard Administra-
tion (OSHA) safety classes.
Those interested in seeking
construction jobs with the proj-
ect are invited to the EDC office,
located at the Greater LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce building
at SR 80 and Bridge Street in
LaBelle, on Saturday, Feb. 11,


from 9 a.m. till noon.
Workforce Development will
be conducting the interviews.
Although this is only a 180-
day project, EDC Director Jan
Groves said those hired may
have the opportunity to continue
their employment on the major
project to follow. In any case
skills and experience acquired
on this important job will last a
lifetime
Spanish speakers will be
available at the sign up and will
be welcome on the jobsite.


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BELLE GLADE On Presi-
dent's Weekend, Feb. 18 Nova
Southeastern University's Health
Profession's Division along with
130 community partners will
once again provide it's Weekend
of Rural Community Health
Fairs. The Fifth Annual Glades
REACH Fair will take place at
Belle Glade Elementary School
between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. A
second community heath fair
will take place the following day
at Clewiston Middle School.
Last year the Glade's REACH
Fair had 960 residents attend and
well over 1,500 medical services
were performed and document-
ed. One hundred and fifteen
community agencies and
providers partnered in the event.
NSU Faculty and students along
side local community providers
worked together to offer quality
care and easy access throughout
the day. Translators were made
available for non-English speak-
ing residents in Spanish and Cre-
ole. Posters and Brochures were
bi-lingual as well.
Throughout the day, the Lake
Okeechobee Rural Health Net-
work (LORHN) provided local
provider follow-up for the resi-
dents of Belle Glade, Pahokee
and South Bay.
Dr. Steven B. Zucker, D.M.D.,
M.Ed., along side Dr. Camille
Bentley D.O. and a former AMSA
(American Medical Students
Association) Student President
had the vision to imagine the
enormous contribution NSU


would be able to offer in these
rural, underserved communi-
ties. With the blessing of Dr.
Anthony Silvagni, Dean of the
College of Osteopathic Medicine
and faculty and students from
every one of the eleven colleges
of Health at Nova Southeastern
University, they joined Glades
PATCH, and numerous local
providers to create a day of
much needed free medical serv-
ices for the people of the Glades.
Today, five years later, thanks
to their vision, the REACH Week-
end of Health Fairs is an impor-
tant, anticipated community
event. Numerous other NSU
HPD faculties, students, AHEC
Staff & AMSA members have
worked hard to make this
dream, a reality. Side by side
NSU partnered with Glades
PATCH (Planned Approach to
Community Health) Planning
Committee members and their
respective agencies, including:
Lake Okeechobee Rural
Health Network (LORHN),
Healthy Communities Access
Program (HCAP), PBC Health
Care District, Western Office, CL
Brumback Community Health
Center, Glades General Hospital,
Glades Health Initiative, Glades
Initiative Management Board,
American Lung / Glades Asthma
Project, The Heart Project, East
Coast Migrant Head Start, Red-
lands Christian Migrant Associa-
tion, Quantum Foundation,
Belle Glade Elementary School
and The Everglades AHEC (Area


Health Education Center).
On site health services
include, Medical Examinations,
Pediatric through Geriatric, Den-
tal Screenings, Optometric
Screenings, Occupation and
Physical Therapy, HIV Testing
and Bi-lingual HIV Education,
Asthma, Diabetes and Tubercu-
losis testing, Audio logy Screen-
ings and hearing tests, Distribu-
tion of Amplified Phones, to
qualified residents, Mammo-
gram Screenings, Women's
Health issues, Immunizations,
Flu shots, Pneumonia Shots,
Osteoporosis Screenings, Glades
Prescription Assistance Pro-
gram, My Medicare Matters and
Health Education and Counsel-
ing, and numerous other health
related services.
Additional points of interest
include:
In 2005, there were 18 Col-
leges of Health that participated,
including 11 from Nova South-
eastern University. Other Col-
leges and Universities included
Palm Beach Community Col-
lege, Florida Atlantic University,
and South University. There
were 40 to 50 volunteers includ-
ing at least 10 to 12 that were bi-
lingual. In 2006, 130 agencies,
facilities and businesses are
already registered. There are
also 11 groups and agencies that
are sending volunteers, totaling
well over 100 for the day. At least
half of these individuals are bi-
lingual.
Lunch will be provided for


everyone. We will be distribut-
ing several thousand medically
related giveaways. We will also
have a clown, music, and a local
radio station that will be broad-
casting all day. Additionally,
Avon Corporation will be attend-
ing and offering makeovers for
female residents and job oppor-
tunities. The fair promises
prizes, raffles, face painting and
great time for all.
This is the best example of a
grassroots, rural and urban com-
munity collaboration of effort
and services, anyone could hope
to imagine. Please join us Presi-
dent's Weekend, Feb. 18, in
Belle Glade for this amazing
community event! For more
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School Happenings


Canal Point
Elementary School
Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal
Point Elementary will host its Fami-
ly Math Night on Thursday, Feb. 9th
from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We will cele-
brate the 100th Day of school with
many fun and educational activi-
ties.
Door prizes will be awarded.
Come out and enjoy this exciting
activity! Fourth grade students have
been busy preparing for the FCAT
Writes. The fourth graders are
eager to put their skills to the test
this week!
The Kindergarten classes would
like Thank the Parent family of
West Palm Beach for the donation
of books and activity booklets.
These items are much appreciated!
The Kathryn E.
Cunningham/Canal Point Elemen-
tary faculty and staff would like to
welcome Ms. Nadia Alfaro to our
educational family. She is our new
language facilitator who will be
working in the ESOL Department.
Dates to note:
Feb. 9- Family Math Night
Feb. 10- Progress reports go
home
Feb. 20- President's Day Holiday
Feb. 21- SAC meeting 6 p.m.
Feb. 23- Professional Develop-
ment Day (1/2 day for students)
Gove
Elementary School

Go Red For Women
On Friday, Feb. 3, women and
men across the country celebrated
"Go Red for Women Day" bywear-
ing red in order to raise awareness
of the seriousness of heart disease
in women and to promote
women's health. The Gove Ele-
mentary Wellness Team in con-
junction with the American Heart
Association held a breakfast in the
Media Center as a way of promot-
ing this campaign and to celebrate
women's health in the Glades. We
thank Karen Schultz (teacher), the
Wellness Team, Cafeteria Staff, and
PTO for coordinating this event.
Oops!
We apologize for omitting Jack-
son Smith, 2nd grader, from the
list of students that represented
Gove Elementary in the recent
Martin Luther King Oratorical
Contest held at Rosenwald Ele-
mentary in South Bay. Jackson
placed third in the contest among


'Prof. Gibson: Challenging students to succeed'


the primary students. Our belated By: Nina G. Wills
congratulations to him! Student at PBCC/Glades Campus


A celebration walk
On a cool and very windy
morning (50 mph winds), over 80
Glades and Palm Beach Health
Care District Professionals and
their families showed their
courage by walking from Belle
Glade to South Bay as a kick-off
event for the Glades Celebration
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The
beautiful scenery from the Lake
Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)
gave them the motivation to
make the trek. Trophies were
awarded to groups having the
most participants. The following
groups received the "Heart of
Champions" trophy for coming in
first place in their respective cate-
gories: City of Belle Glade (Munic-
ipality), Gove Elementary and
Palm Beach Community College
(Primary / Secondary Schools),
NAACP (Organization), and Bair's
Electronics (Business). A special
award was given to the Belle
Glade Fire Department for their
dedication to wellness and safety
provided to the community. All of
the participants received
pedometers, exercise bands, and
t-shirts for taking the time to rep-
resent their city, school, organiza-
tion and business. A big thank
you to the following volunteers
who braved the tough conditions
to make this event possible: Gove
Wellness Team, Health Care Dis-
trict, Dr. Esther Berry (South Bay
City Commissioner) for providing
the welcome and to Barbara
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Box tops for education
A special THANK YOU to all
who contributed Box Tops for
Education labels to our school
during the month of December.
Because of your support, we
received a check in the amount of
$77.80. The money is used in the
Family Center to help sponsor
many family events. We hope we
can continue to count on you for
this simple fundraising initiative.

Upcoming events
Feb. 9- District PLC meeting at
6p.m.
Feb. 11- Saturday Tutorial Pro-
gram at 8:30 a.m.
Feb. 16- SAC at 5:30 p.m. / PTO
at 6:30 p.m.


Ask any student on
PBCC/Glades Campus about Pro-
fessor Stephen Gibson and one will
get a multitude
of responses.
The common
denominator in
each student's
response '"
though is: Mr.
Gibson is a
challenging
professor who
wants his stu-
dents to suc- Professor
ceed. Stephen
Stephen Gibson
Gibson is an
associate professor of English at
PBCC/Glades Campus. He attend-
ed Syracuse University in New York
and studied in the creative writing
program. He teaches Composition
I and II, American Literature before
and after 1865, and an online cre-
ative writing class. Mr. Gibson's


love of writing is a direct result of
his avid reading. He did not have a
television in his house until he was
10 years old, so he read incessantly.
He has written numerous short sto-
ries and poems for magazines. In
2001, Professor Gibson published
his first full-length collection of
poetry in his book entitled
Rorschach Art. Currently, Mr. Gib-
son is working on his second book
entitled Masacio's Expulsion. The
book is based on Masacio's paint-
ing called "The Expulsion from the
Garden of Eden" and examines the
collapse of idealism.
Professor Gibson will be on
sabbatical leave for the Spring
Term 2006 and will be traveling to
Italy. He believes this is his opportu-
nity to reverse roles and become
the student. "There are still a lot of
things I do not know. Fifteen years
ago, I took my first sabbatical leave
and was introduced to the micro
short story fiction. It is something
that I incorporated into my creative
writing class. On this sabbatical


Crist: Texas man arrested for

sexually soliciting 'child'


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the arrest of a Texas man for solic-
iting a minor online after investi-
gators with the Attorney General's
Cyber Crime Unit were
approached by the man through
an Internet chat room. Acting on
a tip from the Florida investiga-
tors, agents with the Dallas Police
Department's Internet Crimes
Against Children Task Force
arrested Scott Daniel Allred.
Crist's investigators estab-
lished contact with Allred, a 34-
year-old Richardson, Texas, resi-
dent in an online chat room as
part of their ongoing efforts to
uncover Internet crimes against
children. Allred, using the screen
name "Cubmaster4boys,"
believed he was befriending a 15-
year-old Florida boy, when in fact
he was chatting with an under-
cover law enforcement officer.
The communication continued
over a 14-day period, during
which Allred tried to talk the
"boy" into performing sexual acts
with him and also exposed him-
self in a lewd-manner while on
live web-cam during their conver-
sations. Allred then made several
statements to the "boy" indicating
there may be an actual child in
Texas that was in imminent dan-


ger of sexual abuse. The investi-
gator immediately alerted Texas
authorities, who took Allred into
custody after executing search
warrants at his home and work-
place.
"This case shows just how
easy it can be for predators to use
the Internet to reach across huge
distances to threaten innocent
children," said Crist. "Fortunately,
we can reach just as far to pursue
these predators and make sure
they end up behind bars."
Texas authorities are charging
Allred with two counts of online
solicitation of a minor. If convict-
ed of all charges, he will face up to
two years in Texas prison and a
fine of up to $10,000. He will also
be required to register as a sexual
offender in the state of Texas.
The CyberCrime Unit's mis-
sion statement directs it to protect
children from computer-facilitat-
ed sexual exploitation by working
cooperatively on a statewide basis
with law enforcement and prose-
cution agencies to provide
resources and expertise, while
preventing the spread of these
crimes through education and
community awareness. This
arrest is the sixth that the unit has
facilitated since its inception in
November 2005.


Sun School Briefs


Applications for free
or reduced price meals
Family Applications for Free
and Reduced Price Meals may be
submitted at any time throughout
the school year. The previously
mentioned deadline of July 15
was given to ensure the applica-
tions would be processed by the
first day of school. Applications
are processed on a first come, first
served basis, and notification of
benefits will be mailed home.
To request an additional appli-
cation, please call (888) 383-2025.
Parents may also pick up an appli-
cation in English, Spanish, Por-
tuguese, or Creole at any Palm
Beach County School.
Free charter school
Lakeside Academy, a free Kg-6
elementary charter school, is reg-
istering now for 2005-2006. For
information, please call (561)
993-5000, or pick up registration
forms at 710 S. Main Street, in
Belle Glade.
Children of promise
Christians reaching out to soci-
ety introduces their new C.O.P.
program, Children of Promise, to
provide mentors for children hav-
ing a parent in the prison system.
Both children and mentors are
needed for the program. Please
call Lee Washington to refer a
child needing a mentor or a vol-
unteer to be a mentor at (561)
602-6146 (Glades area). Back-


ground screening and training are
required.

PEPPI accepting
applications
PEPPI Head Start is now
accepting applications for three-
and four-year-olds for free/full day
childcare. PEPPI is located at 301
Southwest 8th St. in Belle Glade.
For more information, please call
996-1718.

Childcare
program opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open until
6 p.m. to better serve the commu-
nity. The program serves children
aged 10-18 and space is still avail-
able. Call for more information or
stop in to pick up an application.
Location: 7450 State Road 15,
Pahokee (behind RCMA). Tele-
phone: (561) 924-7947.

FCAT tutoring
The Urban League is hosting a
Weekend Warriors program at
the Weed and Seed Building, 224
Southwest 5th Street in Belle
Glade. The tutoring program pays
special attention to preparing stu-
dents for the FCAT test and will be
held Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. elementary and middle
school students are invited to par-
ticipate. The Weed and Seed Pro-
gram also offers parenting classes
and a youth mentoring program.


For more information, please
contact Carleen Downing, 996-
4220.
ECMHSP accepts
enrollment
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is now accept-
ing enrollment applications.
ECMHSP is a federally funded
non-profit organization that
serves migrant workers' children
ages six weeks to five years. For
more information or for an
aJump front stories, photos, and
briefs as neededESOL classes
Through a grant from the J.P.
Morgan Foundation, GCDC is
offering ESOL Classes for Haitian
and Hispanic residents in the
Glades community. These classes
will be held in the following loca-
tions. St. Mary's Catholic Church-
1200 E. Main Street, Pahokee-
Father John Marricante, Priest; 1st
Haitian Baptist Church-200 S.W.
Avenue B. Belle Glade-Rev.
Morales St. Hiliare, Pastor. Mary
Ann Rogers-Bell is the instructor
for these classes. Residents inter-
ested in attending should contact
Carmen Canales, Elisabeth
Joseph or Hilaria Camacho at
GCDC, (561) 992-9500.
ECMHSP looking
for volunteers
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is looking for
volunteers. If you can donate a
few hours of your time, the per-


feet opportunity might exist for
you. Opportunities to serve are
endless and include office sup-
port, kitchen assistance, class-
room assistance and much more.
Volunteers are needed Mon-Fri
from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Please call
Erica at (561) 996-2232 for more
information on how to be a part
of this excellent and meaningful
experience.

Migrant Head
Start opens
East Coast Migrant Head Start
is looking for children ages five
and under. East Coast Migrant
Head Start believes that all chil-
dren can benefit from the educa-
tional, health, and social services
that the program provides. Fami-
lies with children who have dis-
abilities are encouraged to apply.
For more information regarding
eligibility, call Cindy Guerra at
(561) 996-2939: 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Monday-Friday.

Wee Care has meals

Wee Care Child Development
Center is a participant in the Child
Care Food Program. Children
enrolled in the center are eligible
to receive free and reduced cost
meals at no cost to the parent.
Wee Care is located at 209 SW 10
Street in Belle Glade. For more
information, please call (561)
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leave, I am expecting to be sur-
prised."
Professor Gibson has been at
the Glades Campus for over 25
years. He said he chose to stay at
the Glades Campus for so many
years because of the students.
"This campus is a small, friendly
campus. It allows professors to get
to know each of their students indi-
vidually and on a first-name basis.
The students here are just terrific."
A student in his class will learn
more than the "fundamentals of
expository writing, rhetorical pat-
terns, and reviews of mechanics,
syntax, and grammar; or skills and
techniques for critical, persuasive,
and research writing (2005-2006
PBCC College Catalog Course
Description)." Each of these com-
ponents has a definite place in
learning to write efficiently at a col-
lege level. But Mr. Gibson's lessons
go beyond PBCC's Course Catalog
Description of each of his classes.
As a student in Mr. Gibson's class, I
learned to challenge myself in the


things I am most passionate about.
Complacency is not the road to
take if one expects to grow as an
individual. This is the lesson silently
taught in Mr. Gibson's classes all
semester. This is the lesson that stu-
dents will carry with them through-
out their college days and the rest
of their lives.
When asked to give advice to
his students, Professor Gibson
could not help but include a refer-
ence to a piece of literature. In
James Baldwin's short story
"Sonny's Blues," the main charac-
ter Sonny is discussing his future
with his brother. Sonny believes
that one is placed here on this earth
to do what you love and to live out
your dream. In Professor Gibson's
opinion, the best advice he can
give to each of his students is to
simply "live out your dream." A stu-
dent could not ask for a more dedi-
cated or passionate professor. The
Glades Campus is definitely
blessed to have Stephen Gibson as
a professor.


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At a summit held on Jan. 13,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) discussed the decline in
the fish population of Lake
Okeechobee with anglers, busi-
ness owners and biologists.
According to the press
release, the lack of aquatic vege-
tation, forage fish and sport fish
production spells big trouble for
the Lake Okeechobee fishery.
The FWC took 66 electrofish-
ing samples of largemouth bass
at different areas around the lake
in areas such as Harney Pond,
Fisheating Bay, Tin House Cove,
Indian Prairie Canal, Horse
Island, King's Bar, Cody's Cove
and J&S Fish Camp.
They took a lake-wide trawl
in 27 primarily open-water areas
such as Taylor Creek, Nubbin
Slough, the open water south of
the Pass, the shiner traps and the
open water out from Horse
Island for other species of fish
during the month of October.
Their findings are far from posi-
tive.
"We picked up the lowest
number of black crappie since
the program started in 1973,"
said Jon Fury, FWC South
Region freshwater fisheries
administrator, about their recent
trawl samples on the lake. "Our
capture rate of black crappie
larger than 8 inches was 25
times lower than average."
Recent electrofishing sam-
ples done around the lake in
October 2005 also show a lack
of baby -- or, "young-of-the-
year" bass which indicates a
poor reproduction rate for bass.
"We collected one young-of-
the-year bass in 16 hours of elec-
trofishing, which is startling,"
Mr. Fury said. "Following the
lake recession and drought in
2000, we collected 163 young-
of-the-year bass."
When asked what could be
done to save the lake, local FWC
biologist Don Fox stated, "There
is no short term solution. There
is too much water and too much
damage to the habitat for a short
term fix.
"What we need is several
years of ideal conditions such as
lower lake levels; good weather
conditions; and, the political
wheel to operate. in such a way.
as to help the lake. We're going
to have to become extremely
restrictive on crappie limits. As
for the bass, they are not cur-
rently in as much danger as
crappies, but should still be
monitored closely," he added.
Information presented by Mr.
Fox included notable trawl
totals. In trawls. performed
between 1988 and 1991 the dom-
inant species in the lake includ-
ed threadfin shad, bluegill, black
crappie, Florida gar, gizzard
shad, white catfish and redear
sunfish. The average number of
fish collected was 6,052 with an
average of 11.21 fish per minute
collected. The average number
of threadfin shad was 2,992 and
the average number of black
crappie being 2,037. The aver-
age weight of the crappies was
80.39(g).
In the trawl performed in
October 2005 the samples
changed dramatically. The dom-
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Lake Okeechobee is popular with area residents and visitors. It has the reputation as being
among some of the best fishing spots in the nation. But, reports from the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission's Freshwater Fisheries Summit on Jan. 13 are casting a
dark shadow over the future of the lake.


threadfin shad. The total num-
ber of fish collected was 1,145
with an average number of fish
collected per minute of 2.12.
The number of threadfin shad
had dropped to 80 and the aver-
age number of black crappie
had dropped to 482. Their aver-
age weight had plummeted to
9.589(g). The drop in shad is
particularly alarming as they are
an important part of the crap-
pie's food chain.
According to the recent press
release, based on biologists'
experience from the past, they
expect the recovery of aquatic
vegetation and sport fish popula-
tions to be a multi-year process.
Because of this, the FWC Divi-
.sion of Freshwater Fisheries
Management experts are dis-
cussing possible changes to bag
limits on sport fish including
crappie and bass in Lake Okee-
chobee.
Those who deal with the lake
have known there were prob-
lems with Lake Okeechobee for
several years, especially follow-
ing the past two hurricane sea-
sons. Some tournament direc-
tors such as HT3 Outdoors have
already voluntarily taken steps to
help the bass population. HT3
president Pat Malone recently
dropped the amount of bass that
could be brought to the weigh-in
scale from five to three.
Bubba Helton who, along
with his wife Margaret, own Gar-
rard's Bait and Tackle Shop, has
seen a significant drop in the
number of crappie fishermen.
He is worried about the future of
the lake because it directly
affects his business.
"We need to have the lake
dropped to 10 feet and have it
done now. Then it needs to be
kept. that low so that we get
some grass to grow on the bot-
tom," said Mr. Helton. "Crappie
need grass to spawn and there is
none. The lake has become a
pure mud hole. I've even seen a
drop in bass, and you can see by
the weights that are being
brought in at the bass tourna-
ments that there is a problem.
"You can thank South Florida
Water Management and the
Corps of Engineers for this mess.
We tried to tell them even before
the hurricanes that we had a
problem with the lake level, but
they wouldn't listen to us locals.
It's going to take help from those
who come here to fish and
spend money to get their atten-
tion, and we need the help as
soon as possible," he continued.


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Shrimp are a vital part of the natural food chain in Lake Okee-
chobee and a favorite for largemouth bass. A few years ago
it was almost impossible to spot them in the open waters of
the lake. Now, they are in abundance which tells scientists
that there are fewer fish to eat them. These shrimp were
among those brought in during the FWC trawl in October.


Attempts to reach a represen-
tative of SFWMD were unsuc-
cessful as of press time.
Local angler and professional
guide Larry Wright felt that even
though the lake has some prob-
lems, there are still plenty of
bass to be caught. Mr. Wright
also said most bass anglers are
policing themselves with the
"catch and release" program.
He did state, however, that he


has seen a drop off in bass over
the last several months. But, he
attributes that to the normal
slow down in fishing this time of
year.
"If we don't take care of the
habitat, there will be no fish,"
stated Mr. Fox. "The lake is so
muddy that plants won't grow,
People have to.get united and
become, involved, if.they want
this turned around."


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trict (SFWMD) is inviting engi-
neers, consultants and landown-
ers in the Lake Okeechobee
watershed to attend a technical
workshop from 1:30 p.m. until
4:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, at the
Okeechobee Service Center to
learn about permitting require-
ments for budgeting phospho-
rus as a result of land use
changes.


Under the requirements of
the Lake Okeechobee Protection
Act, a pre- and post-phosphorus
analysis is required when there
is a change in land use in order
to receive an Environmental
Resource Permit. Training will
be provided on the Budget
Methodology that the SFWMD
has developed, in addition to
discussion concerning supple-
mental methods of budget
determination such as computer


modeling.
Seating is limited, so firms are
asked to limit participation to one
representative and place an RSVP
by telephone to Will Salters at
(863) 462-5260 or (800) 250-
4200, extension 3029. The
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center is located on the second
floor of the Bank of America
building in downtown Okee-
chobee, which is at 205 N. Parrott
Ave., Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.


Garlic provides healthful benefits


As a volunteer instructor for
the Trident Sea Cadet Program, I
try to make "KP" assignments a
more interesting by teaching the
cadets a little about nutrition. On
Saturday, I made homemade
chili for 36 teenage cadets plus
their adult instructors. I left two
crock pots filled with chili to
simmer while I ran some
errands. When I came back, I
noticed someone had disturbed
the pots.
"We added more garlic," a
cadet admitted.
I was so proud.
Garlic is one nature's won-
ders. Garlic contains substances
that can help lower "bad" cho-
lesterol levels and help reduce
blood pressure. Garlic contains
natural antibiotics that help fight
bacteria and fungal infections.
The healthful properties of
garlic have been known and
used for thousands of years And
medical studies have documents
substances in garlic plant that
have medicinal value.
According to the American
Medical Association, more than
1,000 scientific studies have
proven the beneficial properties
of garlic.


A
Healthier
Life -.


with Katrina Elsken

Garlic also contains a sub-
stance that is a natural blood
thinner which can help prevent
blood clots.
Garlic helps boost the
immune system, helping the
body's natural defenses fight
disease. Studies have indicated
that garlic consumption may
help reduce the risk of stomach
cancer and breast cancer.
If you are fond of the flavor of
garlic, it is easy to add flavor and
nutritional value to many foods.
I prefer fresh garlic, which I
saut6 in extra virgin olive oil
(EVOO for those who watch the
Food Network) and add to
soups, stews, Italian sauces and
chili. For convenience, garlic can
be purchased powdered (in the
spice aisle) or minced garlic in


olive oil (that is in the produce
section). You can also purchase
minced garlic in water, but
frankly, I don't think that variety
has as much flavor.
Those who don't like the
taste or smell of garlic can take it
in supplement form.
The four-legged members of
your family can also benefit
from garlic. Mix garlic in canned
dog and cat food to help control
fleas. Mixing garlic into horse
feed can help protect them from
mosquitoes. Before adding gar-
lic to your animal's diet, consult
your veterinarian. Some animals
have special health problems or
react badly to changes in diet.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, con-
sult your doctor. This is especial-
ly important if you are on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy." For example,
since garlic is a natural blood
thinner, those who are on pre-
scription blood thinners should
talk to their doctors before
increasing garlic consumption.


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The Rice Family, whose many members continue to live in the
Glades after 90 years, was named the Pioneer Family of the
Year, accepting it from presenter Wayne Boynton.


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Maria Reed was honored for her performance on the job at
city hall with the City of the Year award. She thanked her fel-
low employees for working just as hard. Mayor J.P. Sasser
presents the award.


Awards
Continued From Page 1
Other winners
included
The Pioneer Family of the Year
Award went to the Rice Family,
with Kathryn Rice Fountain and
Edwin Rice on-hand to accept
the citation. Both graduates of
the Glades, their family came to
Pahokee in 1916. Kathryn still
lives at the home built by her
father in 1919. It is the oldest
standing home in Pahokee,
according to presenter Wayne
Boynton.
The Distinguished Service


Nurses
Continued From Page 1
nursing program steps in.
The program is a two-year
program that will see students
working toward their Associate
Degree in Nursing. Students in
the program meet prerequisites
that include holding a 2.5 GPA.
Once in the program they con-
centrate on completing their clin-
icals which consists of hands-
on learning exercises in which
hospital employees also take
part.
The prospective nurses visited


Concerns
Continued From Page 1
groups said they are not doing
anything wrong to deserve so
much attention.
I "Let me do what an adult
does and leave me alone," one
woman said at the meeting.
But the meeting had also
been called to dispel several
rumors that had recently
gripped the citizens of South
Bay, rumors that authorities
were quick to dispel. "One was


Elections
Continued From Page 1
and Commissioner Mary Kendall
in Belle Glade see their terms end-
ing. While it is expected that all
three would seek re-election, offi-
cial confirmation was not avail-
able as of press time.
As municipal elections under
the Palm Beach County Supervi-
sor of Elections, all three contests
will adhere to the same schedule.
The election is March 14. The
qualifying period for the March
election will end Feb. 14 at noon
and a run-off date, if necessary, is
slated for March 28.


Annexation
Continued From Page 1
fire and police coverage. Tradi-
tionally, the Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office has handled
policing in that area, with the
Belle Glade Police Department
now in charge.
According to city commis-
sioners and the current adminis-
tration at city hall, annexation is
leading the charge forward for
the city, as Belle Glade looks to
grow. The jagged edges of the
city limits also required that the
city work on squaring off the
boundaries of the city, they said.


Award was given this year to Rev.
Danny Moore, whose church of
the Nazarene helped after Hurri-
cane Wilma. Pitching in to the
recovery effort, the church and
its members selflessly helped the
distressed after the storm an
occurrence laid plainly in fate,
the founding members of the
church having come years
before to help after the Hurri-
cane of 1928.
Maria Reed, who works at the
city, received the Employee of
the Year award for her years of
dedication to her job. As the face
of the city, she helps residents
with questions about their water
service.
The Business of the Year


the hospital last month in antici-
pation of the start of the pro-
gram. The 23 women met with
hospital staff last month and
received their orientation at the
hospital, met by the hospital
administration with open arms.
According to Ms. Weeks,
Glades General is indeed looking
forward to the ladies graduating
from the class so they can begin
work at Glades General. The hos-
pital administration was involved
in early planning discussions
regarding the program.
The importance of hiring
locally cannot be underestimat-
ed, said Ms. Weeks. With some
of the young women in the pro-


that the sheriff's office took
some guy behind Valero's [gas
station] and beat him up," said
Mayor Clarence Anthony. That is
not true, said the mayor, who
directed city staff to look into the
rumor and found that it had
never happened.
Captain John Russ, com-
mander at District 5, which
encompasses South Bay, offered
his pledge to reach the bottom
of the issue and take corrective
action if necessary. He said his
department will not tolerate any-
thing less than full professional-
ism among the members of his
staff.
"I would like the citizens to
view us in a different window


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Derek Ackerly was named the Fire Fighter of the Year for his
work at the fire department over the years.


Police Chief James Blackford, right, takes pride in congratu-
lating Officer Stephen Maxwell as the Police Officer of the
Year.


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Rev. Danny Moore of the Nazarene Church accepted the Dis-
tinguished Service award on behalf of his church. Chief Bur-
roughs presents the award.


award went to Buddy's Home
Furnishings, another group that
responded after the hurricane
and continues to support the
community through different
efforts.
Dot Vanlandingham received
the President's Award for her
many contributions to the com-
munity through her unwavering
service to various events and
undertakings.
Officer Stephen Maxwell was
honored by Chief James Black-
ford as the Officer of the Year for
Pahokee.
Firefighter Derek Ackerly got
the nod for Firefighter of the Year.
The last award of the night
went to Chief Burroughs, who


gram living in the area, being
able to work at Glades General
Hospital is quite convenient. In
addition, the women sometimes
form strong bonds to their com-
munity in serving their friends
and neighbors and take pride in
working at the hospital.
Ms. Weeks herself has spent
the majority of her career at
Glades General Hospital. Born
here, she has served in various
capacities at the facility, and said
that her desire to continue to
serve the community has kept
her motivated.
Ms. Weeks hopes that many
of the girls will choose to stay
and work locally, rather than


than always law enforcement,"
he told residents at the meeting.
"We want to be equal-handed,
not heavy-handed."
Captain Russ responded to
Mr. McKensie's complaint, while
Rick Jenkins, Regional Major at
the sheriff's office, urged citi-
zens to properly file their com-
plaints in order to see results.
"I'm very concerned about
some of the things I hear -
what appears to be the pattern
of conduct (of the deputies)," he
said.
Major Jenkins said he will be
making several recommenda-
tions to Captain Russ in light of
the information from the meet-
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thanked everyone for nominat-
ing him for citizen of the year. He
took time out to thank his family,
above all, for understanding the
sometimes heavy requirements
of the job.
Of course, the jokester could
not let the moment go by with-
out exhibiting his trademark
humor.
He remembered the first day
he and his family arrived in Paho-
kee. His father, a patrolman who
had been transferred to Pahokee,
drove over Port Mayaca to see the
town for the first time, his young
son, Gary, staring ahead as his
father said, "Where the hell have
they sent us?"


moving out of the area. Of the 23
students, most will complete
their clinical at Glades General,
with the remaining group to trav-
el to Hendry Regional Medical
Center in Clewiston. Before the
program ends, the group will
rotate so that everyone has a
chance to work in both facilities.
For their part, officials at Palm
Beach Community College are
ready to work in achieving the
recruitment goal. "This was a
Glades initiative to recruit more
nurses in the area," said PBCC
Nursing Program Specialist
Rhonda Bowles. "We're so
happy with the partnership."


handling of the complaints from
simple internal reviews to full
internal affairs investigations. He
also said there was a strong pos-
sibility that several of the officers
would be rotated and re-direct-
ed elsewhere in the county.
NAACP Glades Area President
Linda Johnson offered residents
an alternative in the meantime.
"We got to know our rights
first," she told the audience,
which at times asked if officers
were right in their actions as
they related to proper law and
policy. "It is our responsibility to
educate ourselves. We need to
carry it (a copy of state law) like
American Express: You don't
leave home without it."


Buddy's Home Furnishings, represented by Mr. Katz, left,
was named Business of the Year. Ken Law hands Mr. Katz the
award.

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Tigers tame Gators; both teams enter playoffs


By Bill Fabian

('LEWISTON The Clewis-
lon' Tigers are playing basketball
at a red hot pace right now as
thliey enter the 4A District 11 play-
oils on an 11-game winning
steak, having won its final three
regular season games against
rivals LaBelle, Pahokee, and
Glades Day.
On Jan. 26, Head Coach
Willie Lee and the Tigers trav-
eled to LaBelle High School to
avenge an early season loss in
December to the Cowboys. The
Tigers battled to overtime
against the resilient Cowboys,
and dominated the extra min-
utes on an 11-4 run to seal the
game.
The Tigers later hosted the
P;ahokee Blue Devils, who have
struggled to keep players and
maintain a .500 winning per-
centage this season. The Tigers
trailed the Blue Devils 23-18 at
halftime, but overcame the
deficit with an impressive third
quarter run that put the Tigers
up by one point. Clewiston held


INI/Bill Fabian
Senior cheerleaders cheered their final game during the
Tigers vs. Gators basketball game on Saturday. (L-R) Keaton
Perry, Brooke Beatty, Bianca Sandoval, Jessica Rosen, Alex-
is Rodriguez, Brittany Pelham, Kadie Vita, Misty Garcia, and
Jennifer Bridgman. Not pictured: Courtney Ensor.
on to win 44-42. Glades Day. Led by Head Coach
The final regular season game Dick Schmidt, the Gators have
was a home match up against struggled as well, especially in its


own district, having lost to the
Tigers 60-43 earlier this year.
The Tigers opened the game
with explosive performances by
Johnny Jones and Aundra
Williams, both of whom scored
10 points each in the first half.
The Tiger big men (Jones is list-
ed at 6'5", Williams at 6'8") were
not without a strong supporting
cast, with Richard Pope also
scoring 10 points, Omar Smith
scoring eight, and Jamal Hubert,
Reggie Gray, and Jasper Hunter
with six points each.
Tied at halftime with 26
apiece, both teams continued to
fight into the second half.
That's when the Tigers began
to make their move.
After a dominant first half,
Jones and Williams stepped
aside to allow the speedy shoot-
ers to begin stockpiling buckets,
which resulted in a 19-6 third
cluarter scoring effort led by
Pope. Gator scorers suffered
many turnovers, with the Tigers
stealing the ball seemingly every
other play.
Leading by 13 into the final


quarter, the Tigers coasted into
their eleventh straight victory
after scoring 15 and shutting
down the Gator offense.
The Tigers now enter the dis-
trict tournament and will face
South Ft. Myers. Coach Willie
Lee stressed to his players that
the playoffs are a whole new
ballgame.
"We can't forget that this is
no longer the regular season,
because now everybody's even
and it's do or die," said Coach
Lee. "I think we are good
enough, we know how to get the
job done, and all we have left to
do is execute," he said.
Gators enter
playoffs
The Gators put up a hard
fight, and had the Tigers on their
heels before halftime. Josh
McGregor led the Gator scoring
with 14 points, followed by
Justin Grogan with 12 points and
Andrew Joseph with seven. Point
guard McGregor was getting
pressured by the Clewiston
press, but eventually began to


Clewiston's Kris Smith wins Lake Area Varsity


District 12 1A Championship


CLEWISTON Kris Smith was
the only district champion from
this year's small Tiger squad, but
with only seven total grapplers
wrestling in the Districts, six
came home placing for the
regional competition this week
at Golden Gate.
It was very competitive for
the Tiger wrestlers with every-
one in the- District having full
man squads, with the exception
of the Tigers whose seven-man
squad made up the team. The
following action took place at
last weekend's district champi-
onship tournament:
112-weight class Byron
Holmes defeated by Palmetto
Ridge in the championship
round leaving Holmes with a
2nd place effort while qualifying
for regional competition.
119-weight class Jared
Bacallao was also defeated by
Palmetto Ridge with a 12-7 deci-
sion leaving him with a 2nd
place in the districts while assur-
ing a place at regionals.
125-weight class Brandon
Caulkins was defeated by Gold-
en Gate and finished fourth in
the district tournament, qualify-


Clewiston's
claimed the
onship title


INI/File Photo
Kris Smith
district champi-
and now pre-


pares to conquer regional
competition. Smith the was
only Tiger grappler to claim
the top spot at last week-
end's district tournament,
most qualified for regionals.
ing him for the regional tourna-
ment.
135-weight class Joey Cordo-
va defeats G. Bone from LaBelle
to finish third and guaranteeing
further post season action at


regionals.
140-weight class Kris Smith,
seeded number one at districts,
went head to head with C.
Hadley of Palmetto Ridge who
was the number two seed, and
Smith wins with an 11-4 deci-
sion and was crowned District
Champion.
160-weight class Alton
Edmonds is defeated by Palmet-
to Ridge, but brought home 2nd
place and a secure trip to region-
als.
Overall, Palmetto Ridge won
the team district championship,
followed by a remarkable full
squad of LaBelle Cowboys who
secured the number two spot.
LaBelle put on an outstanding
performance en route to taking
second.
These six Clewiston Tiger
grapplers will head to Golden
Gate Friday for Regionals to see
who will remain and who will
go onto the State Finals in Lake-
land the following week.
Regionals is a two-day event
starting at 10 a.m. Friday and fin-
ishing with championship
rounds at 7 p.m. on Saturday.


Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The spring sports
season is upon us. To have your
school's schedule published, e-
mail them to myoung@newszap.
com. To help us provide lake-area
coverage, request a sports infor-
mation sheet or please send game
stats to myoung@newszap.com. If
you don't see your school's sports
schedule listed, please contact the
schools directly and ask them to
cooperate in submitting this infor-
mation to us.
Winter Sports
Schedules

Wrestling
Feb. 10-11: Regionals
Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lakeland

Spring Sports
Schedules

Glades Day
Baseball
Feb. 14: At Clewistun 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 16: At Seminole Ridge 7 p.m.
Feb. 17: Hosts Jupiter Christian 3:30
p.m.
Feb. 21: At King's Academy 4 p.m.
Feb. 23: Hosts Benjamin 3:30 p.m.
March 1: Hosts American Heritage


(Delray) 3:30 p.m.
March 7: At Jupiter Christian 7 p.m.
March 9: At Summit Christian 3:30 p.m.
March 11: Hosts St. Edwards 1 p.m.
March 13: At Dwyer 7 p.m.
March 16: Hosts King's Academy 4
p.m.
March 17: At St. Edwards 7 p.m.
March 28: At American Heritage (Del-
ray) 7 p.m.
March 30: At Benjamin 4 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Summit Christian 4p.m.
April 6: At John Carroll 6 p.m.
April 11: Hosts Clewiston 4 p.m.
April 12: Hosts Moore Haven 4 p.m.
April 15: At Palm Beach Lakes 1 p.m.
April 19: At Pahokee 4 p.m.
April 20: Hosts Seminole Ridge 4 p.m.
April 21: At Glades Central 7 p.m.
Softball
Feb. 9: At Clewiston 7 p.m.
Feb. 14: At LaBelle 7 p.m.
Feb. 15: At Moore Haven 7 p.m.
Feb. 17: At Okeechobee 7 p.m.
Feb. 21: Hosts King's Academy 4 p.m.
Feb. 24-25: At Park Vista tourney
Feb. 27: At Summit Christian 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 28: At Benjamin 4 p.m.
March 2: At Jupiter Christian 4 p.m.
March 7: Hosts Summit Christian 4 p.m.
March 9: At King's Academy 4:30 p.m.
March 17-18: At South Florida Slam
Fest 2006
March 28: Hosts Jupiter Christian 4 p.m.
March 30: Hosts Benjamin 4 p.m.
April 6: Hosts Clewiston 5 p.m.
April 14-15: Bill Longshore tournament
April 18-21: District championship tour-
nament


find lanes through the defenders.
Grogan, a formidable three-point
shooter, shot three buckets from
outside the three-point line.
The Gators also enter district
playoffs this week, and will face
King's Academy.
"We split the season series
against King's Academy, and I
think we can have a good game
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Schmidt. "We beat them, and
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.a.rB Boccanfuso signs letter with Tusculum


Submitted to INI
William Griffin, pictured here with his father, John, proudly
displays a poster of his new collegiate home, Colgate Col-
lege, after signing his letter of intent Feb. 1.


Griffin inks deal


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

BELLE GLADE Andrew Boc-
canfuso looked intently at the col-
lege papers spread out before him
in the Glades Day High School
library, reading and re-reading the
material with his parents before
signing his name to the docu-
ments.
He was getting ready to make
perhaps the biggest decision of his
life and he wanted to make sure
that it was everything he had hoped
for.
It was. With his parents looking
on, Andrew signed the papers. As a
result, he will be traveling in the fall
to Tusculum College in Tennessee
on an academic and football schol-
arship.
"I'm excited," he said last
Wednesday while preparing for the
next step. "It's a nice campus."
Karen, his mother, was just as
excited. "He made a decision and
I'm happy," she said.
According to his coaches,
Andrew has worked hard to get to
where he is, named the captain of
the football team for his dedication
and ability to work well with other
players throughout the years. He's
been faithful in his drive to succeed,
and his coaches are glad to have
known him and are happier that he
will be moving on to bigger and
better things.


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Andrew Boccanfuso, center, is joined by his parents and
coaches as he signs a letter of intent with Tusculum College
in Tennessee.


"He's very respectful, we've
never had a problem with, him,"
said Eric Pitts, one of Andrew's
coaches. "Every time you send a
kid like him out there, you're
proud."
His father, John, is humble in
taking credit for introducing
Andrew to the sport and playing
with him. "He had a drive of his
own to play," he said of his son,
who has played football since the
age of six.


When asked about this grades,
Andrew said shyly, "They're pretty
good, all As and Bs." Of all the sub-
jects in school, he favors math
more so than any other class in
school, a fact that pleasantly
shocked his mother. Andrew's GPA
is3.37.
Manny Perez, principal of
Glades Day, noted how nice it is to
have students excel in athletics as
well as academics. "It's a great feel-
ing knowing that one of your stu-


dents will go on to the next level,"
said Mr. Perez. "Each year, you're
hoping that his happens."
According to the principal, the
school averages about two sign-
ings a year. For a small program, it
is a remarkable feat, he said. While
he hopes that the school will be
successful in getting at least one
more student to sign with a college
this year, he remains satisfied with
the achievement of his students.
"It's a proud moment for the
school and me," Mr. Perez said.
Boccanfuso proved himself to
be a viable asset on the gridiron,
emerging as an all-around threat
for the Gator's passing game.
While the Gator air campaign suf-
fered somewhat this year due to
key injuries at the quarterback posi-
tion, Boccanfuso remained a viable
threat from this tight end position.
The tight end position has blos-
somed over recent years from
more of an extra lineman who gets
an occasional toss, to a more viable
receiver position and Boccanfuso
certainly fits the modern day image
even though his downfield block-
ing skills were not something any
defensive back would look forward
to. But Boccanfuso's deep threat
ability made him a viable offensive
weapon for the Gators over the last
few years and his overall hands,
skills, and attitude will be sorely
missed on the Gator gridiron.


to Colgate


CLEWISTON William Grif-
fin, son of local engineer and
builder (and 1974 CHS gradu-
ate), John Griffin, has signed a
letter of intent to play defensive
cornerback for Colgate College
in New York State.
Colgate College, a member of
the academically prestigious
Patriot League, is nationally rec-
ognized for outstanding acade-
mia as well as physical prowess
on the football field. Their foot-
ball team has won their confer-
ence nearly every year and the
Division Championship four out
of the five last years.
William's 3.5 grade point
average, combined with endur-
ing athletic ability such as his 50-
second mile, helped him earn a
full educational and athletic
scholarship for Fall 2006.
William is thrilled for an oppor-
tunity to advance his caliber of
play to the collegiate level, espe-


cially in a position that requires
such extraordinary athletic
defensive skills.
"Of all the personal and pro-
fessional accomplishments I've
achieved in my life, from gradu-
ating from the University of Flori-
da to designing and patenting
one of the most energy efficient
methods of construction in the
United States they all fail to
compare with the indescribable
feeling of pride I feel for my son
and his accomplishments, both
mentally and physically. He's a
self-driven young man who has
already achieved many of his
long-time dreams and there's
nothing more rewarding than
seeing all his hard work and cul-
tivated ability pay off for him,"
said John.
"There are no words to
express just how proud our
entire family is of him," he con-
tinued.


Sports in Brief


Youth baseball and
softball sign ups
MOORE HAVEN The Glades
County Youth Association is
announcing sign ups for this year's
youth baseball and softball sea-
sons. Sign ups will be Feb. 11 and
Feb. 18 at the city ball fields from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. A registration fee
of $35 is required for the first child
and the fee is $25 for each child
thereafter. For more information,
call (863) 227-1201.

Youth baseball and
softball try outs
CLEWISTON Clewiston
Youth Baseball and Softball tryouts
will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11 at
the Big Quad.'
Tryouts for the boys are as fol-
lows:
7-8 Pitching Machine 9-10:30
a.m.


9-10 year olds -


11 a.m.-12:30


11-12year olds- 1-2:30 p.m.
13-15year olds -3-4:30 p.m.
Tryouts for girls are as follows:
7-9 year old Pitching Machine
-9-10:30 a.m.
10-12 year olds 11:00 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.
13-15 year olds -1-2:30 p.m.

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By Bill Fabian

MOORE HAVEN Moore
Haven Junior-Senior High School
senior Rod Huggins signed a let-
ter of intent to attend and play
football for the Florida Atlantic
University on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
The senior played quarterback
for the Terriers, and hopes to
make an impact on the college
level as a safety.
"I'm very proud to represent
this community at FAU," said
Huggins. "I'm going to play hard,
wherever they need me to play."
He plans to study sports man-
agement at the university, and
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home.
"It's a privilege for him, and
for the family to watch him play,"
said Huggins' father, Felton. "He
will also represent the communi-
ty, and he'll be a lot closer to us
here being in Boca Raton," he
said.
Huggins had also been recruit-
ed by Southern Illinois, and the
family had visited the school
before National Signing Day,
when Huggins signed with FAU.
Huggins also will receive a full
scholarship to play at FAU, with
an athletic scholarship award of
$12,178.
Coach Andy Ringstaff praised
the talented young athlete.
"He knows how to do the


INI/Bill Fabian
Moore Haven Junior-Senior High School senior Rod Huggins
signed a letter of intent to attend and play football for the
Florida Atlantic University on Wednesday, Feb. 1, alongside
his father Felton (left) and mother Wanda (right).


right things, and he's heard me
say that many times before," said
Coach Ringstaff. "Even 'when
nobody's looking, Rod knows
how to do the right thing, and
I'm awfully proud of him."
Huggins has been a standout
players since he donned a Terrier
uniform and his overall athletic
prowess launched him into the
lead position as Moore Haven's
quarterback. The Terriers strug-
gled overall behind an offensive
line that.kept Huggins running
for his life for a good part of the
season, but Huggins sheer ath-
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Okaloacoochee Slough State For-
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25, starting at 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
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vices Commissioner Charles H.
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his department, along with the
assistance of other state and fed-
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The bait attracts raccoons, which
are the primary carriers of rabies
in Florida.
"Our goal is to control rac-
coon rabies in this highly popu-
lated area," Mr. Bronson said.
"We are attempting to establish a
zone of immunized raccoons."
The six counties in which bait
will be dropped are Hernando,
Hillsborough, Lake, Pasco, Polk
and Sumter. Officials in those
counties, as well as those from
the Florida Department of Health
and the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture's Wildlife Service, will
assist Bronson's department in
the program. The 1-4 corridor
program is being funded by a


opportunity to learn about our
land management practices and
recreation sites. It will also be a
great opportunity for birders of all
levels to see first hand some of the
great southwest Florida raptors
and wading birds. Okaloacoochee
Slough State Forest, located in


grant from USDA.
This will be the fourth year of
distributing oral rabies vaccine
from the west coast of the 1-4 cor-
ridor to U.S. Highway 27. In all,
some 2,957 square miles will be
treated.
Residents are asked to leave
bait packs alone and to keep pets
confined as much as possible
during the baiting period. While
the bait is not harmful to pets,
officials want to make sure that
there are a sufficient number of
them to treat the raccoons. The
bait poses no particular hazard to
humans either, but officials sug-
gest that anyone who handles
the material, especially the red
liquid vaccine portion in the mid-
dle of the bait, wash their hands
thoroughly with soap and water.
The bait will come in two
forms: The traditional version is a
matchbook-size fish meal block
containing a liquid oral rabies
vaccine inside. A new type of bait
is a small'sachet similar in size to
a ketchup condiment packet that
will have an attractant applied to
its exterior to encourage rac-
coons to bite into the vaccine.
For more information, resi-
dents are encouraged to call their
local Health Departments or a
toll-hotline at 1-866-4USDA WS
(1-866-487-3297).


western Hendry and northeastern
C( Illi, Counties, comprised
32,039 acres.
Many of the natural communi-
ties located in south Florida can be
found on the forest. There are
eight distinct natural communities
currently identified with mesic flat-


woods and swale making up
approximately 82 percent of the
habitat. This unique natural sys-
tem provides a large roaming area
of contiguous habitat for a variety
of wildlife. The Okaloacoochee
Slough includes a 13,381-acre
swale that carries water through


the forest to the north and south,
and provides a haven for wading
birds.
Visitors of all ages are invited to
experience the Okaloacoochee
Slough State Forest and learn
about birds and other wildlife. The
group will meet Saturday at 2 p.m.


Crist endorsed by Broward Republican


TALLAHASSEE Charlie Crist,
attorney general and candidate for
Governor, graciously received the
endorsement of the Broward
Republican Executive Committee.
Broward County has the second
largest population of Republican
voters in the state and more than
1.5 million residents.
"I am honored and humbled by
the endorsement of the Broward
Republican Executive Committee
which represents such an impor-
tant part of our great state," said


Crist. "Broward County has seen
extraordinary growth over the
years and as Florida's next Gover-
nor I look forward to working with
local officials to ensure Broward's
prosperity continues."
Shane Strum, Chairman of the
Broward Republican Executive
Committee added, "The member-
ship overwhelming voted to
endorse Charlie Crist for Governor.
The Broward Republican Party will
do all we can to ensure Charlie
Crist becomes this state's next


Republican Governor."
This unprecedented endorse-
ment by the Broward Republican
Executive Committee follows the
endorsements of the Pasco and
Pinellas Republican Executive Com-
mittees. In addition, the Charlie Crist
for Governor Campaign has been
endorsed by the Police Benevolent
Association, the Fraternal Order of
Police, the Florida Nurses Associa-
tion and the Associated Builders and
Contractors as well as 36 members
of the Florida Legislature.


February is the American heart month


TALLAHASSEE -- In efforts to
support American Heart Month,
the Florida Department of Health
(DOH) joins the American Heart
Association (AHA) and National
Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
(NHLBI) in recognizing National
Wear Red Day on February 3.
"National Wear Red Day is a
great opportunity to educate
women in Florida and inform
them about prevention of heart
disease and heart attacks," said
DOH Deputy Secretary for Health
and State Public Health Nursing
Director Nancy Humbert, M.S.N.,
A.R.N.P. "We urge Floridians to
join us in promoting healthy
hearts."
Heart disease is the number
one cause of death for women
over the age of 25. For many


people, the first symptom of
heart disease is a heart attack.
Therefore, every woman should
know how to identify the symp-
toms of a heart attack and how
to get immediate medical help.
In 2004, heart attacks were the
leading cause of death for
women, claiming 10,151
women in Florida.
Many heart attacks start slow-
ly as mild pain or discomfort. The
most common warning signs for
men and women are:
Chest discomfort Uncom-
fortable pressure, squeezing, full-
ness or pain in the center of the
chest. The discomfort may be
mild or severe, may last a few min-
utes or may come and go.
Upper body discomfort -
Pain or discomfort in one or both


arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of breath This
may occur along with or without
chest discomfort.
Other symptoms Nausea,
light-headedness or cold sweats.
Women are somewhat more
likely than men to experience
some of the other common
symptoms, particularly shortness
of breath, vomiting, nausea and
back or jaw pain. Please follow
the tips below if you think you or
someone else may be having a
heart attack:
It's crucial to act quickly to
prevent disability or death.
Call 911 immediately to get
help right away. Emergency per-
sonnel can begin treatment to
help stop a heart attack before
you even get to the hospital.


in the field office located in 6265
CR 832 Felda, Fl 33930. For further
information or directions, please
call Recreation Coordinator Carlos
Bustos (239) 690-3500x123.

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Art Darling, executive direc-
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although methane technology is
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The anaerobic digester also
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Coalition Chair for the Bush-
Cheney re-election campaign. Co-
Chairman 6 Laurie S. Cohen,
Councilwoman, Village of Welling-
ton Co-Chairman, Ernie Cox, Attor-
ney, Served on Committee for Sus-
tainable Treasure Coast Rural
Lands Sub-Committee Co-Chair-
man Peter Feaman Palm
Beach County State Committee-
man Co-Chairman, Tom Rooney,


Domestic Security Public Awareness Campaign


"Informed, Prepared, Protect-
ed" Florida launches Domestic
Security Public Awareness Cam-
paign Florida Department of Law
Enforcement special agent in
charge E.J. Picolo and Collier
County Sheriff Don Hunter the
Chairpersons for the Southwest
Florida Domestic Security Task
Force, and Lee County Sheriff Mike
Scott today joined state and local
public safety agencies in Fort Myers
to unveil "Informed, Prepared, Pro-
tected," a new statewide, research-
based public awareness campaign
designed to help citizens better pro-
lect themselves and their families in
the event of a terrorist incident.
The announcement was made
on the same day that Gov. Jeb
Bush, Florida's Cabinet officers,
agency heads and law enforce-
ment officials conducted the fourth
annual emergency management
"tabletop" exercise at the State
Emergency Operations Center in
Tallahassee. The exercise includes


a simulated disaster scenario.
"Florida's Domestic Security
Task Forces are working everyday
to prevent a terrorist attack from
occurring," Special Agent in
Charge Picolo said.
"Although there are no specific
threats to Florida, the overall threat
of terrorism is real and Floridians
must work together to ensure we
are prepared in the event some-
thing does occur."
The multimedia Informed, Pre-
pared, Protected campaign's
design is based on research that
included focus groups and a tele-
phone survey of 400 Floridians.
The research found that most peo-
ple feel there is nothing they can do
to prepare for a terrorist attack. But
once they learn the steps they can
take, they are more likely to create
their own disaster plan.
Those steps include:
Having a disaster supply kit on
hand year round. The kit should
include food and water for seven


days, and medical supplies.
*Deciding ahead of time where
family members will meet should
they be separated when disaster
strikes.
Choosing a single, out-of-
state point of contact for family
and friends in case communica-
tions systems are disrupted.
The Informed, Prepared, Pro-
tected campaign's outreach com-
ponents include:
A web site at www.MySafe
Florida.org
Television public service
announcements in English and
Spanish
Radio public service
announcements in English, Span-
ish and Creole
Outdoor advertising includ-
ing billboards, shopping mall
boards, and bus shelter boards
Printed brochures in English
and Spanish.
"The citizens of Lee County
are well aware of the destruction


and hardships that fall upon us
after enduring the past two hurri-
cane seasons. We need to pre-
pare for the possibility of a terror
attack much like we do for hurri-
cane season. I ask everyone in
Lee County to become informed
through this campaign so we will
all be better prepared and protect-
ed," said Lee County Sheriff Mike
Scott.
Since the events of Sept. 11,
2001, FDLE has been deeply
engaged in the coordination of
domestic security issues and
responses in our state as well as
working to foster a positive and
functional relationship with feder-
al offices responsible for safe
guarding our nation. Under the
direction of Gov. Bush, FDLE cre-
ated seven Regional Domestic
Security Task Forces (RDSTF).
The statewide domestic security
strategy of the RDSTFs is organ-
ized around five key goals and
objectives.


President of JTJG Republican Club,
Trustee for Republican Party of
Palm Beach County, Governor
Bush Appointee to the Children
Services Council of Palm Beach
County, former Captain, U.S. Army
Co-Chairman, Tom Sliney, Past
Chairman of the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Republican Party Co-Chairman
- Lisa Trepepi, Commissioner City


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of Palm Beach Shores, Board Mem-
ber Florida League of Cities Co-
Chairman Elizabeth Wade, Coun-
cilwoman and Chairman, City of
Riviera Beach Chairman Beth Kigel
added, "Charlie Crist's strong con-
sistent leadership and advocacy of
the citizens of the state of Florida
represents the strongest qualities of
our next Governor."




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$550,000 PRICE REDUCED! 4BD/3BA
home on I+/- acre. Home has vaulted and coffer
ceilings, a sound proof studio, moveable island in
kitchen and an above ground pool just to name a
few of the luxuries that this beautiful home
offers. There is also a 1+/- acre adjoining lot avail-
able.
* $155,000 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a
completely fenced in yard and an above ground
pool.
MOBILE HOMES:
* REDUCED TO $850,000 Mini ranch in Alva.
This 3BD/2BA mobile home sits on 10+/- acres and
includes barns, ponds & much more!
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in
Muse sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home fea-
tures an addition with it's own entrance and much
more. The property 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
located in the Moore Haven Yacht Club. This
home is brand new and under construction! This


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* Genuine Country Feel! It's relaxing just being
at this beautiful 3BR/2B home on 5 acres. Cedar
wood. walls and ceilings, stone fireplace, new
roof, super large workshop with RV parking.
Majestic Live Oaks make the acreage feel like a
park. you owe it to yourself to see! $749,900.
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* Genuine Country Feel! It's relating just being
at this beautiful 3BR/2B home on 5 acres. Cedar
wood walls and ceilings, stone fireplace, new
roof, super large workshop with RV parking.
Majestic Live Oaks make the acreage feel like a
park. you owe it to yourself to see! $749,900.
* SELLER MOTIVATEDI Enjoy gentle country
mornings sitting in the screened lanai of this
4BR/2B cedar home. This magnificent 3+/-
acresfld i d a ors t gitfes a
40x40wcvv PN W I RR h^i !o more.
Located in Alva, you're only minutes away from
city shopping or small town dining. Only
$299,900.
* NO COMPROMISE NEW HOME! Extra
effort to design and build a lasting quality home
makes this NEW Home totally eclipse the oth-
ers! Don't buy until ov examined this beau-
tiful 3/ -'lfftT ila l 9nTmr clPt g,3ry in
the master suite featuring his and her closets,
his and her sinks, walk-in shower plus separate
tub w/shower. Relax and sip your iced tea out
on the lanai while enjoying a refreshing breeze.
$229,900.
* Cute remodeled home on a 1/2 lot! This little
home is being currently used as a rental. Future zon-
ing plan is commercial. Live in or use as a rental.
Convert home into an office for future use. $99,000.


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* Kids driving you crazy? More space can help!
Escape to a private master bedroom with
retreat room and garden tub! Features 4 bed-
rooms, laundry room and a large Family room
with fireplace. Located on 1.25 acres. Get some
peace in this 2300 sq. ft. family friendly home!
Home is a 2005 and a bargain at $154,900.
* Tired of the Circus? No clowning around
about the calm you'll enjoy in this spacious
3BR/2B MH on cleared 2.5 +/- acres. WOW! Be
sure to check out the huge horse barn and
workshop. Box stalls, feed room, large work-
shop. Lower your blood pressure! $189,900.
* STOP DREAMING AND START LIVING! This
2.5+/- acre mini estate makes relaxing easy with a
3BR/2B manufactured home. Featuring ceramic tile,
textured walls & 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-
ner lot. Listed at only $155,900.
* 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.
* 2BR/2B manufactured home on .25+/- acres
of land in North LaBelle. Perfect for a first time
buyer or investor. Only $54,900.

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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
construction! 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 completion date!
* $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona.
The mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is
surrounded in beautiful palm and oak trees.
* JUST REDUCED $64,900 3BD/2BA manu-
factured home on .20+/- acres.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto
Salvage yard.
* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of
trees, fronts on two roads, owner will divide.
* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/-
acre. One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized
with clean bill of health.


well-traveled location of this 8+/- acres on SR 80
in Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road frontage and 3 exist-
ing entrances off of SR 80. Cleared with well and
electric. Time's on your side in this investment!
$2,750,000.
* 20+/- acres in Muse on CR720. Partially cleared
& ready for your dream home. This property has
a well, septic, electric & an older mobile home for
Rental income. Priced at only $40,000 per acre.
* The opportunities are endless! Bri your invest-
ment dl$M WRk bG99 MlMWf, 27
fhoionge. Next to water plant. Property was cleared
except for the majestic Live Oaks. Bring your ideas
and see! $750,000.
* 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 h i oerty
Enjoy c".i"toy*lvtg oni' fiinuttes 1onown.
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
at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are
back! Relive the best on this private and seclud-
ed 2+/- acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in
Montura. Great for investment or homesite. Only
$46,000.
* 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900.


* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER!
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 ...i........ If you're looking for
the dream lot tor your new home look no fur-
ther. Located in the sought after Belmont S/D
in LaBelle. This .37+/- acre is truly a dream
come true. Only $84,900.


* PRICE REDUCED $949,000 -100+/- Hard to
find acres adjjnj ng Babdock property in Muse.
Paved road aces.
* $650,000 -2,+/- acre in it..: ,.,i .:. i i,, .:.n
busy SR 80.
* PRICE REDUCED $450,000 Build your
dream country home on these 4.4+/- acres. Great
location! Close to LaBelle, Alva & 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.
* $165,000 1.2 l.WBy, Ii oak filled lot
on a cul-de-sac ste. M ef nalya few lots left
in this quiet neighborhood.
* $135,000 REDUCED! 4.70+/- acres. The
perfect p AM j9Rdd tRt- 'perty
is secluded, yet close to town.
* $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 informa-
tion about 3 available lots in Fordson Park. The
lots have been nicely maintained and are close to
everything in LaBelle
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots avail-
able in 55 and older Community located in Moore
Haven Yacht Club. Call for more information.
CALL FOR AVAILABLE HOMESITE
IN PORT LABELLE. MONTURA
AND LEHIGH ACRES


* .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
* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for
your new home. $64,900.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 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
town! Just off E Road. Don't miss owning
acreage close to LaBelle. $46,900.

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* 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-
ing to Business. $119,900.


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BOXER, Brown w/white mark-
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CAT name Alex, Black w/white
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DRILL- Walt portable 14 volt.
Jan. 26th Okee. RV park.
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LOST PEACOCKS assorted
colors, last seen on 64th
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(863)610-1964
LOST Ring in Buckhead Ridge
area, antique, spoon handle
ring, Reward if found
(863)447-5263
SHELTIE- Male, lyr old,
Looks Lassie, Long hair. Vic.
Four Seasons 1/26/06
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w/papers. Don't have enough
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(863)634-6601
DWARF RABBIT- white, to
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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

CITY OF CLEWISTON
has the following openings:
Groundsman Electric
Department Provides func-
tional support for construct-
ing & maintaining electric
distribution system. Must
live within one mile of city
limits. Class B CDL w/air
brakes and experience pre-
ferred.
Maintenance Worker 1 -
Street Department Semi-
skilled, directed manual la-
bor involving construction
and maintenance of streets
and sidewalks. Must have a
valid FL Drivers License and
good driving record. Carpen-
try, concrete and/or comput-
er skills would be definite
asset for position.
Applications are available
at Clewiston City Hall, 115
W. Ventura Ave.
EOE/DFWP
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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CITY OF PAHOKEE IS ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS FOR THE
FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

COMMUNITY/ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Applicant needed to lead its residential and indus-
trial efforts. Candidates must have a Bachelor's
Degree in Business or Public Administration -
Master's preferred, and has at least three years of
municipal experience in Community/Economic De-
veloDment. Salary negotiable.
EXPItHENCED GRANT COORDINATOR

Must be able to ir#ntifv, prepare and submit grant
applications and proviuu .''ow-up reporting re-
quirements. Must be a Self-startei, ~nprgetic pro-
fessional with excellent technical writing skills,
budget forecasting, attention to detail, and must
have the ability to meet deadlines. Have knowl-
edge of infrastructure and government programs.
Administrative abilities and effective oral and writ-
ten communication skills to deal with grant com-
pliance issues and public agencies. Applicant
must have a Bachelor's degree in Business/Public
Administration.

UTILITY CLERK

Primary duties include billing and collection of City
Utility Bills. Application must have knowledge of
office methods, procedures and equipment, basic
computer skills, good communication skills and
good customers service relation. Previous cashier
or cash handling experience preferred. Possess a
high school diploma. Bi-lingual a plus.

DISTRIBUTION AND COLLECTIONS

Applicant must be able to operate moderately
heavy equipment with controls requiring skill and
manipulative ability. Must have working knowledge
of tools, methods, and material used in general
mechanical maintenance and be able to lift heavy
objects. Must possess a valid Florida Driver's Li-
cense.

MAINTENANCE LABORER

Applicant must be able to operate lawn mowers
equipment and tractors pulling assorted mowing
equipment. Must possess a valid FL Driver's Li-
cense and pass drug screen.

Applications are available at the Human Resources
Office, 171 N. Lake Ave., Pahokee, FL 33476
Mon. thru Fri., 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Please submit
resume with application. All positions will require
applicants to pass a drug screen and background
check. Open until filled. EOE.


PROGRAM MANAGER/ CASEWORKER
For a non-profit organization experienced in program
development and implementation in the areas of hous-
ing, education, direct assistance casework based in
Clewiston. A college degree or equivalent, experience
in social services or related field is preferred. Must be
organized, self-motivated and able to work indepen-
dently, with excellent written and verbal communica-
tion skills. Grant writing experience is preferred. Send
resume to:
Catholic Charities
Guadalupe Social Services
PO BOX 5034
Immokalee, Florida 34142
Attn: Director of Rural Services
or Fax to 239-657-7761


Class A-CDL Drivers. Great
Benefits & Pay. Home Most
Weekends. 95% No Touch
Freight. 70% Drop & Hook.
Earn up to $1.21/mile. Inter-
ested? Call Daryl
(800)274-4110.
CSR
Needed for Clewiston
Insurance Agency. Bi-lingual
is a plus. FL Insurance 220
or 214 Licenses needed.
(863)233-3099
Find itfaster. Sell t sooner
in the classified


DENTAL ASSISTANTS
with receptionist skills,
experience 3 years and up,
traveling must not be a
problem. $10 per hour and up.
Offices in Belle Glade and
West Palm
Call 561-689-5028
Exp'd Plumbers & Helpers
Needed, commercial/resi-
dential, full time starting im-
mediately. Paid Holidays and
vacation. (561)996-1159
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


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Assistant Chemist

$15.87 per hour (plus benefits)
Primary Function: Collect, deliver, prepare and perform labora-
tory analysis to control the refinery process such as but not
limited to Brix, pH, Color, Sediment, etc.
Responsibilities:
:Perform simple analysis and operate laboratory equipment.
*Maintain equipment and work area in accordance with CGMR
* Participate in training sessions related to the position.
* Capable of working with minimum supervision.
Production/Maintenance Technician
(Environmental & Safety)

$15.87 per hour (plus benefits)
Primary Function: Ensures the safe and proper disposal of haz-
ardous and solid waste.
Responsibilities:
*Inspects chemical and fuel containment areas, fire extin-
guishers, petroleum and chemical spill kits, signage, etc.
SOperates powered industrial truck.
* Performs routine environmental and safety and inspections.
Capable of working with minimum supervision.
Note: in order to be considered for the above opportunities,
you must complete the Trades Operator Selection Test (TOST).
Test preparation materials are available in the Clewiston, Paho-
kee, Belle Glade and South Bay public libraries.
Please stop in at our employment office and schedule a test
date after completing an application. We are located on W C
Owen Ave. in the last building on the left prior to entering the
plant.
Administrative Assistant
(accounting skills).
If you are analytical and enjoy a variety of challenging duties,
please explore US Sugar. We are seeking a candidate that can
analyze and compile statistical data while working in a dynamic
team environment. For immediate consideration, please email
you resume to mnelson@ussugar.com
FAX 863-902-3186
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.


Central County Water Control District is
now accepting applications for a Club-
house Maintenance Person. This is a full
time position with full benefits. Must be
able to work flexible hours, nights and
weekends, some holidays. This is a drug
free workplace. Apply in person at the
Montura Clubhouse, located at 255 N.
Hacienda Street, Montura Ranch Estates,
Wednesday thru Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.

HELP WANTED
HENDRY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Building Inspector One forth Labelle office and one for the
Clewiston office. Must have graduated from accredited two-
year college in building construction; five years responsible ex-
perience in building activities; or an equivalent
combination of training and experience.
Field Service for Pt LaBelle Utilities. A valid.drivers license
is required.
All positions are full-time with medical benefits, retirement, sick
and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled.
Job descriptions and applications can be obtained in the
Satellite Office in Clewiston and the Courthouse in LaBelle in
the HR Department.
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug free.
Applicants needing assistance in the application process
should contact HR.



Competitive pay, 401 K, medical, dental.
Walk in to apply at ACE Hardware,
310 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston.
Please ask for Nevin or Jordan.


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.


FLORIDA WATER
TREATMENT
Needs outside sales person.
Some office work & clean-
ing. Commission, car
allowance and more.
Call (863)983-1341 or
599-5900.

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Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
February 1,2006
Mechanic Class B
SALARY RANGE: $9.00- $12.70 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Repair and routine maintenance on all
county equipment including the shop facility. Applicant must
be able to clean and organize the shop facility. Applicant must
be able to prepare legible daily work tickets, recording time,
equipment and inventory used. Applicant must be able to work
with road crews doing various jobs when necessary. Applicant
may be required to perform labor duties such as shovel, rake,
trim trees orlay sod. Applicant must provide safe conditions
for employees and the general public and perform any work
necessary to protect Glades County's interest

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must be ca-
pable of safely and efficiently operating any county equipment.
Applicant must have the ability to lift up to 100 Ibs. and have
the ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, crawl and work out-
side for long periods of time in various weather conditions.
Applicant must possess knowledge and skill in the operation of
automotive repair tools, and must be capable of learning to use
diagnostic equipment. Applicant must be able to work flexible
hours and overtime when necessary. Applicant must possess
a minimum of one year experience in automotive repair.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or equiva-
lent. Applicant must possess a valid Class A Florida Commer-
cial Drivers License with an acceptable driving record.
Applicant must be able to pass a screening test for illegal
drugs.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Monday- Friday

CLOSING DATE: February 13, 2006 at 5:00 p.m...
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
RO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Moore Haven & Okeechobee
Temporary Utility Person
Two art time positions, flexible working hours.
Preferred skills or talents in Customer Communication,
Computers, and General Office work. High school
diploma or GED is required and bi-lingual is a plus.
Employee Application can be picked up at the
Moore Haven Office, 1190 US Hwy 27 E,
or the Okeechobee Office, 111 SW Park Street.
GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action
Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
Big Cypress Reservation
Work with Family Services and Education
Departments to provide counseling services
to students at home and school. Develop and
follow a Truancy plan. Bachelor's degree in
Education or Psychology. Masters in Mental
Health/Social Work, MS Word, Access, Excel,
Outlook. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477

Seminole Tribe of Florida Health Department
has opening for a Medical Social Worker at our
Big Cypress Reservation. Coord. medical care
with clinic & outside providers. Provide assess-
ment & prevention services. Provide counseling
to patients regarding medical care. MS degree in
Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health, or
Family Therapy or Bachelors degree with min. 2
years exp. Min. 1 yr. clinical exp. w/dual diagno-
sis patients (Chemical Dep./Mental Health). Valid
FL Drivers Lic. req.
Resumes to galtman@semtribe.com or fax:
954-967-3477. www.semtribe.com

How fast can your car When doing those chores is
go? It can go even doing you in, its time to
faster when you sell it look for a helper in the
in the classified. classified.


Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!


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inventory sheets!

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Apply in person or download application from
www.theseminolecasino.com
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


MANAGEMENT

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


Empoymnt
Medical


Licensed

SPractical

Nurse
'[The Semiorle Tribe of Florida has an
opening for an LPN at our Health
Clinic at 0our Big Cypress Reservation
Provide ambulatory Nursing services
& phone triage. Administer meds,
therapeutic treatments & diagnostic
testing. Assist w/ transport. Home
visits. Active FL LPN lie. required.
Current BLS certification.
Email resume to:
galtman()semtribe.com
or fax to: (954)967-3477

For more details visit us online at:
www.semtribe.com



NURSE
Nursing Lab Specialist, P/T
Belle Glade Campus
To coordinate clinical and technical activities in the nursing
skills lab. Duties include instructing & testing students in an
individual & group setting within the lab, advising & scheduling
lab students, coordination lab materials, and assisting with
distance learning. Requires a Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years
related experience in include 2 years clinical practice as a
RN required. Learn more o apply on-line atwww.pbcc.edu
or submit your completed application package to the Office of
Human Resources no latter than 02/28/06.
Palm Beach Community College,
4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461,
fax 561-868-3131. EOE/AA/VP/ADA.


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terminology, B-92, 1500 claim forms Appliance Parts 520
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to:863-983-0805 Beauty Supplies 525
Drug Free Workplace EOE Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Mace Welding is now i Building Materials540
accepting applications for Business Equipment 545
WELDERS O tCarpets/Rugs 550
S Apply within at: Children's Items 555
90 Evans Rd, LaBelle Start Your Own Business: China, Glassware, Etc. 560
(863)675-6683 Choose your hours & income. Clothing 565
"NOW HIRING 2006" AVER- Medical insurance now avail! Coins,'Stamps 570
AGE POSTAL EMPLOYEE Choose Avon! 863-677-0025 Collectibles 575
t EARN $57,000/YR Mink Computer"Vide.u bSO
S 7,00/Y Want to make money? Like Crafts/Supplies 585
mum Starting Pay $18.00/hr. easy research? Travel to Cruises 590
Benefits/Paid Training and your local courthouse prop- Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Vacations No Experience erty records office to look Fireplace Fixture 600
Needed (800)584-1775 Ref things up & make copies. Firewood 605
#5600.. Will Train! Call Stephen or Furniture 610
PLUMBERS & HELPERS Laura (877)571-7900. Furs 615
Commercial Work Health 8 Reducing
Full & Part Time u Equipment 620
Overtime Available Heating Equipment/
Excellent Wages, Benefits Supplies 625
Metro Mechanical ERASE DEBT at last! Stop col- Household Items 630
(239)275-5325 elections and finally get Jewelry 635
ahead. Proven successful Lamps/.Lights 640
Wanted: Plumbers/Plumber program. Slash monthly Luggage 645
Helpers/Service Tech. Call bills. Call now for a FREE Medical Items 650
for appointment C o n s u I t a t i o n. Miscellaneous 655
(863)675-1155 (800)781-0830. Musical Instruments 660
Employmoffice Supplies/
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Pets/Supplies/
services 670
Medicare Home Health Agen- .T: Services 675
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*RN-PerDiem Pools 8 Supplies 685
*C.N.A. -Full Time / Part Time Restaurant
*PT, OT, ST, MSW -Per Diem Babysitting 4105 Equipment 690
For immediate consideration Child Care Needed 410 Satellite 695
fax resume to 863-983-9883 Child Care Offered415 Sewing Machines 700
License #HHA299991018 Instruction 420 Sporting Goods 705
EOE. Services Offered425 Stereo Equipment 710
1 Insurance 430 Television;Radio 715
Financial Medical Services435 Tickets 720
Tools 725
'IaIwesToys & Games 730
eVCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740
ACCIDENT INJURED All Per-
Business sonal Injury *WRONGFUL
Opportunities 305 DEATH *AUTO *MOTORCY-
Money Lenders 310 CLE *TRUCK *PREM-
Tax Preparation 315 ISE/PRODUCT *ANIMAL DISHES- 8pc setting, w/sq
BITES *SLIP AND FALL *PE- bread plates, rose pattern,
DESTRIAN A-A-A Attorney made in England/Sheraton
Referral Service Johnson Bros. $300
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you earn $800/day? 30 Ma- children, etc. Only one sig- w/surround. Painted Unique
chines, Free Candy All for nature required! *Excludes Excellent condition. $150.
$9,995. (888)629-9968 govt. fees! Call weekdays (863)763-4982
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NOTICE NORITAKE CHINA- Pattern:
Independent Newspapers will Buying a car? Look in Mystery #198 Really Beau-
never accept any advertise- the classified. Selling tiful i!, 58 pieces, w/2 large
ment that is illegal or con- a car? Look in the serving platters, sugar bowl,
sidered fraudulent. In all classified. & gravy boat. Will ship.
cases of questionable val- Great buy at $450 I!!
ue, such as promises of .l (302)674-4149 Delaware
guaranteed income from ROLLTOP DESK- Oak, Child's,
work-at-home programs- if PROFESSIONAL RESUMES Excellent condition. $125.
it sounds too good to be Cover Letter, Resume& Call for more info.
true, chances are that it is. References Provided. (863)763-4982
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Business Bureau at 46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
772-878-2010for previous 10x30, 12x30,15x25. Full MICROWAVE- PANASONIC,
complaints, electric, secure on Commereio 1300 watts, with turntable
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston $50 (863)467-0493
Some 800 and 900 telephone Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
numbers may require an 863-983-2808, after hrs. :ok&
extra charge, as well as 863-983-8979
long distance toll costs. We
wildo our besttoalert our GOING OUT OF BUSINESS-
reader of these charges in Used book store, all books
the ads, but occasionally $1.00 each. 412 NE Park St.
we may not be aware of the Okeechobee.(863)467-2210
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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MONITOR- 17" Flat screen Wooden Toys Package (No. C125)
CRT, Color. $50.
(863)635-3465 Frostproof Three other projects ... $19.95
SCHOOL COMPUTER Win- (i poet $.
dows XP, Microsoft Works & Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
games. Complete system.
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le springs & frame $99. GOLF CLUBS- full set, metal Duty. Excellent condition.
S-(863)675-4076 Leave mes- fairways, 1,3,5, excellent $650. or best offer
(863)467-9892 LIFT CHAIR- $100.
Available Secure Bedroom set- white, dresser, ( 7-92 L CHA- $ .
nightstand chest of drawers LADIES CALLAWAY- Woods RAMP "Moving On Mobility".
SkyTalk Queen mattress & boxspring D-2, 3, 4,5 & 7, Putter, PW Aluminum, 5 Ft. w/cover. For
kyTa $400 (863)467-9048 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 & 3 Irons All Hover-Round Wheel chair
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Revo SE63, 3 Whl. Like new. brown, good cond., $80 will
STEEL BUILDINGS, Factory DINETTE SET- table, 4 capt. Used indoors only. Pd. $1995, sell separately.
Clearance. New, never erect- chairs, mauve, good condi- now, $800. (863)517-1708 (863)763-5011
ed 30x40, 40x60, 50x100 tion, $150 (863)467-9054 Complete Screen room, 30'x9'
and 60x100. Will Sell for bal- $1000 (83) 97
ance Call Frank GLASS TOP DINING TABLE w/ $1000 (863)697-2434
(800)803-7982. 6 chairs, $525 CRUISE- 7 NIGHTS, EASTERN
i(239)537-4253 FUEL TANK- On stand, 260 CARIBBEAN. Brand new ship
Ig S beie, be, m e allon with 110 V pump, fil- sailing r/t from Ft, Lauderdale
SSOFA- beige, blue, mauve, ter,$250. (863)675-3357 November 2006- March
less than 1 yr old, new $500 2007. From $499 (port taxes
FENCING: Heavy Duty, New. asking $250 (863)635-3918 WOOD BURNING STOVES (2), included) with FREE BUS!
All parts enough for at least (863)528-0825 Frostproof one uese & one oin crate, (800)741-1770, www.alla-
400 ft. $2500 T$400. (863)763-7727 boardtravel.com.
(863)673-4787 TABLE & CHAIRS- custom
(83)67-47 made 42" sq oak table, 4 EARN DEGREE online from
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ Windsor chairs, very good home. *Medical, *Business,
Buy Direct From Manufactur- cond$350 (863)763-2458 LADIES GOLD ANIIQUE *Paralegal, *Computers
er. 20 colors in stock with allCriminal Justice. Job Place-
Accessories. Quick turn Tan cloth 3 pc Sectional sofa, POCKET WATCH- over 10 *Cimina Justce. Job Place-
around! Delivery Available matching over stuffed swivel yrs old, $300 neg. meant Assistance. Computer
Toll Free (888)393-0335. chair, 2 end and 1 coffee ta- (863)6349620 Okeechobee qualify. (866)858-2121
MOBILE HOME STAIRS-Fiber ble$1500(239)537-4253 www.oninetidewater-
MOBILE HOME STAIRS Fiber tech.com.
glass with rails $250/neg. TWIN BED- White head board,
(863)763-6369 New mattress & box springs. LAMPS (3) $10 for all. LOG SPLITTER- Electric, Used
r$50. (863)357-6922 (863)357-4831. 20hrs $90. (863)675-3032

COWHIDE RUGS (2) asking DoItYourself Ideas
$250 for both will sell
separate (863)675-3888 after-It-YourselfIdeas
7pm


BABY CRIB- no mattress, Like
new Cost $400. sell $100.
CRIB MATTRESS- Renais-
sance, Never used. $50. or
best offer. (863)467-5616


PAGEANT DRESS- Little girls
Pastel green w/sequins. Size
4 $45. Call (863)763-5918
after5:30pm
PURSES (6) Dooney, Guci,
Summer leather bag, silver
evening bag w/other leather
bags $75 firm (863)675-3888 r .


BEER CAN COLLECTION:
From 1970's, 199 cans. Good
condition. Most are unusual.
$50. for all. (863)673-4787 _
DUKES OF HAZARD '80-Radio
Controlled Gen. Lee car. In
box. Mint cond in box, 1/24th
scale, $45 (856)358-8625
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
bestoffer.. 863-824-3358
OLD RECORDS-(45 records)
78's Joni James, Sarah Wooden Puzzles
Vaughn, Bill HaleyDoris
Day,GuyNat LKombardol, FrMli If you're handy with a jigsaw or scrollsaw, here are
Lainfor $200. 302)674-4149 three easy puzzle projects to please any child. The
Delaware. Wllship puzzle pieces are traced from full-size patterns, so

I the projects require just five steps: trace the patterns
onto wood, saw, sand, stain or paint and assemble.
COMPUTER, good working The map of the U.S. is 28 inches by 19 inches. The
computer $100 internet
ready (863)357-2271 T-Rex stands 11 inches tall, and the Pentaceratops
DELL NETWORK COMPUTER- measures 10 inches long by 5 inches tall.
Pentium III Win. XP Word,


Thursday, February 9, 2006


Employmentm


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FLEA MARKET ITEMS New
& used. Large inventory.
Bring lots of boxes. $350 foi
all, (863)357-0037
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 HOTOOG CART -
$500 (863)697-2434
PAINTING -Framed 28x40
Couch sized painting, Moun-
tain water, trees scene, Must
sell! $85 (863)824-0801
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad in
over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reaching
over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
vertising Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.
SCOOTER Electric, Red, in
good cond. W/battery charg-
er. Paid $800 asking $400
(863) 610-1363 after 3pm
T-CLOTHES POLES- (2) heavy
duty, steel. excellent cond no
rust, $40 (863)675-0550


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$50 each. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
BEAGLE PUPPIES- 3 males,
CKC reg., born 11/18/05,
$400 ea., (863)763-2755
PARROT CAGE- White w/
24x24x27, playpen on top
shelf under cage detachable
seed $100. (863)357-0037
PIT BULLS, 2, Male, White,
Red Nose. Less than 1 year
old. $150 each or both for
$250. (863)673-2354
PUG- Male approx 8 mo. old
Has papers, (Pug Lovers On-
ly), $500. or best otfer.
(239)645-9155
ROTTWEILERS- 4 weeks old,
Available Now! $100. ea
(863)675-6254
TOY POODLES, Registered, 1
Male, 4 Females. All shots &
wormed w/health certificates.
$800. (863)467-4327
Toy White Poodles (2) for sale
to right person $1000
(863)612-0147



REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM-
Microline, for under sink, ap-
prox 1 yr old, $75
(863)763-2692



DEMO HOMESITES WANTED
NOW! For the NEW Kayak
Pool! The On-Ground Pool
with In-ground Features!
Unique Opportunity. SAVE
$$. Call (866)348-7560
FREE ESTIMATES! Financ-
ing.


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Eagle's Nest

Estates

A secluded, private
ranch subdivision ,
offering beautiful -
vistas of pristine '
natural habitat.

Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts.
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.



SWALTERS-SCHRADER 772-468-8306
772,468-8306
5d.(BH l< i.


PAINT BALL GUN- with 2
tanks, mask, Tipman Pro
Lite, $80 (863)697-1443
PITCHING MACHINE- Louis-
ville Slugger, like new, $50
firm! (863)467-1574
RIFLE, 22 cal., Single shot.
$100. (863)467-9892




READING A
NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

(P o wonder newspaper
readers aore more popular!



AIR COMPRESSOR- upright,
220 V w/pressure regulator,
filter & long hoses, $200
(863)675-3357
BAND SAW- 1 hp, Sears,
stand, tilt head, 12", $140
(863)674-0467
BENCH DRILL PRESS w/bits,
10" table saw, 4" belt disc
sander, 6" grinder w/stand,
Bench band saw w/ cabinet,
36" wood lathe w/tools, 6"
joiner planer, assorted
clamps, wood chisels, router
and table, air compressor, 4
dr tools chest on wheels,
box of tools & misc. also
rough cut wood.
(863)674-5770 after 4pm
GENERATOR 10,000 watts,
will power a large house,
16hp twin cylinder $1000
(863)763-2349
NEW GENERATOR- 8550 watt





chanical vertical Japanese
startinball, 5550good condo $70 orhp,
Briggs & Stratton cart &(863)357-7406
cord $600. (863)675-0349


PACHINKO MACHINE- me-
chanical vertical Japanese
pinball, good cond $70 or
best offer (863)357-7406


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies..'
Services Wanted 8'0
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry. Supplies 860
Seeds 'Plants.'
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA PONY, 14 yrs.
old, 13.1 hands, $700 or
best offer, delivery available.
(239)340-8373
GooseNeck Horse Trailer, '89,
Steel Sundance, 4 horse
slant load w/dividers, $2500
neg. (863)673-1354
HORSE- 5yr old, Gelding,
Palomino, Rides good. $800
or best offer. (863)697-2412
HORSE TRAILER- 27' Goose
Neck. Holds up to 4 horses.
Tack room $2400. neg.
(863)697-2412
HORSE TRAILER, two, needs
a little work, $600.
(239)340-8373 Fort Myers
area.



LAWN MOWER- CraftSman
6.5 hp, 22" Self propelled
mulching mower. $75.
(863)763-7854
LAWN TRACTOR- Craftsman
#DLT3000, 18.5 hp, 42"
cut, elec start, auto trans,
$1050 (863)599-0887
RIDING LAWN TRACTOR-
2001, 16.5 HP, 42" cut,
$300 or best offer
(863)763-5137


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RESIDENTIAL
Bring the horses!
5.15/- prime open residential acres in Western Hendry County
Centrally located just off Highway 80 in south western Florida offering easy access to both the
East and West coasts of Florida.
Offered at $185,000

DEVELOPMENT / COMMERCIAL PROPERTY


15
Offered


SR 80 LaBelle, Florida
LaBelle, Florida is a rapidly developing area 20 minutes East of Ft. Myers.
Multiple development possibilities from multi-family to commercial.
Prime intersection and road frontage available along SR 80
+/- Acres 6.85- /-Acres 2.38 /-Ac
d at $7,950,000 Offered at $3,879,000 Offered at $1,:


res
348,000


SR 80 & Hwy 31, Lee County, Florida
Busy intersection in one of the fastest growing areas in Florida. .808+/- acres
offer development potential that includes retail gas station professional.
Offered at $1,056,000


DIRECTIONAL
PROPERTIES, INC.


RIDING MOWER- Murray,
17.5 HP, 42" cut, 2yrs old
exc cond. $700 firm
(863)763-0625
TILLER- MTD 5hp, rear tine,
reverse rotation, self pro-
pelled, $100 (863)674-0360


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127


Rentals



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


Ofe- S






-Build To Suit-

Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.
Belle Glade Area







Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



CLEWISTON, 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. Brand new on a large
lot. $326,900.
(786)326-3502
DUPLEX 3/1 & 1/1, on 2
lots, new roof, Great income
property $160,000/neg.
(863)599-0611
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
MONTURA, 3br, 2ba, New
Home. 1+ ac. Owner financ-
ing. (863)675-6129
MOTIVATED SELLER. Lake
Port Mobile Home, 1.1
acres, detached garage, 2
sheds, Sunsetter awning,
wood deck, Ig alum car port,
on public water, near fish
eating creek. $139,900,
Call Frank (954)347-5604
PORT LaBELLE 3br, 2ba. 1
car garage. On Greenbelt. Nice
condition. For more info,
(863)675-3699/673-4828
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, Modern
3/2, Newly renovated, Large
lot. $1400 mo. +sec. dep. &
ref. Call 863-673-5071.
REMODELED 2BR/2BA house,
$135,000 537 E. Ventura
Owner/Realtor (863)228-0221
or(863)805-0066
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


IrII


Steven B. Royal
(561) 996-8080
sbroyal@theroyalcompanies.com


Mobl Home-
Sale


CALOOSA MOBILE

HOMES


Beautiful 1/2 acre lot w/home in
Horseshoe Acres, 4 Bdrm 2 Bath
28'x60' on cul-de-sac, large
open kitchen, ceramic tile floors,
central a/c. Plenty of room on lot
for garden or workshop. Very
convenient location off Hwy 80
between Clewiston & LaBelle
$94,900

Call or come by:
600 E. Cowboy Way
In LaBelle. 863-675-4300 or
toll free 866-368-4300


_






CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

Modular/Models. From $79,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355


IJ l H i: llJ illel1illi(

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.
Call owner- Pat




BEAUTIFUL MONTURA
1.25 acres, with all improve-
ments. Ready for MH or
build your dream home,
a steal at $65,000
Call (863)673-2532


Port LaBelle Off RT 80, Ranch
area. Location: Aspen Blvd. &
March Ln. Block 68, Lot 73.
$71,500. (561)790-0053



A LOT OF LOTS AVAILABLE IN
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.
Cape Coral, Lehigh and Lake
Placid. Waterfront, Multi-
family, single family and
commercial, www.hmpprop-
erties.com or call
(239)707-0888.
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA HOME-
SITES Own a private moun-
tain retreat. Gated riverfront
community. Stunning moun-
tain views. 1 to 8 acres from
the $60s. Four-season cli-
mate. Call (866)292-5762.
Bear River Lodge.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC MOUNTAINS. Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & Invest-
ments. Cherokee Mountain
Realty GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy www.cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.
COASTAL NC DEEPWATER!
Off- season Special- Save
Big! 10 acres- $139,900.
Beautifully wooded, deep
beatable water, long pristine
shoreline. Access to ICW,
Atlantic, Sounds. Power,
phone, perked. Excellent fi-
nancing. Call now
(800)732-6601 x1458.
E Tennessee Lake Properties
Homes from $200,000 to
$1,000,000. Lakefront lots
from $100,000 Lakeview
lots from $35,000 Call Lake-
side Realty (423)626-5820
or visit www.lakesiderealty-
tn.com.
EASTERN TENNESSEE MOUN-
TAIN HOMESITES Gated
lakeside community. 1 to 5
acre wooded and lake view
sites from the $40s. Planned
amenities. Minutes from
Chattanooga. Call today
866)292-5769 Gates of the
River.


GOV'T HOMES! $0 DOWN!
BANK REPO'S & FORECLO-
SURES! NO CREDIT OK! $0 /
LOW DOWN! Call for Listings
(800)498-8619.
HORSE FARM LIQUIDATION
20 acres- $59,900 Lush
pastures, beautiful trout
stream, spectacular upstate
NY setting! Ideal summer
home site! Terms avail! Call
now! (877)909-5263
www.upstateNYland.com
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS! Wa-
terfront Properties from
$99,900 Lake Guntersville,
Alabama Exclusive Goose
Pond Island Premier bass
fishing destination ONE DAY
ONLY LAND SALE!
-Saturday, February 11th-
90 minutes from Atlanta, 1
hour or less from Birming-
ham, Huntsville, Chattanoo-
ga. Call NOW for early
appointment! (888)LAKE-
SALE x 914.
Large Mtn. Land Bargains,
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris-
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
Views, Streams. www.live-
inwv.com.
MOUNTAINS OF NORTH GA.
The Very Best of Riverfront,
Lakefront, Acreage Tracts,
Building Parcels From 1 to
195 Acres Direct From Own-
ers (706)276-7773.
MOVE TO TENNESSEE! Look-
ing for Lake Lots, Lake
Homes, Land, Farms, Victo-
rians, Investment or Mari-
nas? We have it all at
affordable prices. EXECU-
TIVE CHOICE REAL ESTATE
in Tennessee
(865)717-7775 CHARLOTTE
RANSON Agent or visit my
website: WWW.EXECUTIVE-
CHOICEREALESTATE.COM
or WWW.CHARLOTTEBRAN-
SON.COM.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
77)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
OUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.
NC MOUNTAINS 10.51 acres
on mountain top in gated
community, view, trees, wa-
terfall & large public lake
nearby, paved private ac-
cess, $119,500 owner
( 8 6 6 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
(866)789-8535
www.NC77.com.
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
cashforanything@earthlink.net
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT RE-
TREATS Newly released
lakefront, wooded and
mountain view sites. 1 to 6
acres from the 40s. 90 min-
utes to Nashville. Don't miss
the sunsets over the lake!
Call (866)339-4966. Eagles
Ridge.
Tired of Hurricanes? Buy the
last of Georgia Coast. Water-
front, low 300's; Marshfront,
200's; Golf Course, Mid -
150's. Great investment
property. Call Charlie & Part-
ners, (912)258-4561.
Waterfront Land Sale! Direct
Waterfront Parcels from only
$9,900! 2 acres dockable
with Log Cabin Pkg. from
$89,900! 4.5 acres dockable
waterfront only $99,900! All
properties are new to the
market! Call toll-free
(866)770-5263 ext. 8.
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins
& Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.



NEED TO BUY LAND
To build Housing for
Disabled and Housing for
the Elderly in Glades or
Hendry County.
Needs properzothing
j -il u hlllle :.
Buyer is National
Organization that serves
the community.
Please Call 1-888-298-3737
or email rondat@reator.com
ask of Ronda or Edna



HANDYMAN SPECIAL
Deep Waterfront -
Great Investment
239-823-2587


Mobile Homes



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



CATALINA- '85, 2BR, 1BA
Very clean, No hurricane
damage. $2500. Firm. You
move (863)983-5364
FRANKLIN Park Model $7500
or best offer. (863)357-2979
Mas de 40 trails san-
clas in envertario. Listas
para ser sentadas en su
propidad. Bajo encunche
y baja pago de Mensu-
aledad. Llamme para
mas information.
(863)234-9804.
MOBILE HOME- '75, 1br, Fully
Furnished $1500. or best of-
fer. (863)675-1891
OKEE., 35' Tara, FI rm, Shed, 2
slides, 25" TV, Chest Freezer
Completely furnished.
$10,000. (863)467-5472

Recreation i



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


AIR BOAT- 160hp, Lycoming
Eng, brand new carbin fibre
prop, Apache deep hull,
13x7, mint cond., asking
$8500 (315)534-1490
ALUM WOLVERINE'57- 35hp
Mere, elec start, steering
wheel, full windshield $1650
(863)214-1286
BASS BOAT- 16', 1 Owner,
Evinrude 115hp, Trolling mo-
tor, Depth finder. $3000.
(863)824-0197


BASS BOAT: 18' 1987 Ranger
373, 150 hp Merc. XR2, Com-
plete Over Haul. New trolling
motor. $6000.859-250-5902
BOAT, TRAILER & MOTOR-
15 HP Johnson, Crest Liner
$500 neg. (863)634-4818
CAMPER ENCLOSURE for a
boat, canvas, 20', cost
$2500, sell for $700.
(863)763-5011
CAROLINA SKIFF 16'- '97
Evinrude, 30H w/stainless
prop, trolling mtr, fish finder,
trlr, $2250 (863)612-9200
DECK BOAT- '93 Sea Nymph,
19' w/120 hp Evinrude, trail-
er, good cond, $5000 firm
(863)634-9100
FIBER GLASS BOAT 14ft,
15hp Sears Motor, $500/
neg (863)763-6369
JOHN BOAT- 14' alum. flat
bottom, 7.5 mere. w/trailer &
trolling motor, 2 seats
$1000. (863)634-6862
KAYAK- sil inside, 17' Pursuit
Rotomolded Sea kayak,
good condition $600.
(863)357-7406
Pontoon Boat 24ft Party Barge,
hard top, new battery, new gas
tanks, 70hp Evinrude, excel.
cond. $3500 (561)214-2633
PONTOON BOAT, '99, 20 ft.,
50hp plus trolling motor, very
good condition, $8000.
(863)357-0028
RINKER '83, 16'- Wilma dam-
aged, 90hp Merc, controls,
trlr, as is $450
(863)946-1728
Don't Miss

This One
SEA NYMPH 17', Aluminum,
Trolling motor, 40 hp mercury,
trim & tilt. D/F & Trlr. $1850
863-634-5609/357-4837


CAMPER, '76, Skamper, 29',
5th wheel, sleeps 6, $2450
or best offer. (863)675-4578
or 863-673-5655
FIFTH WHEEL- 30', w/screen
room, in Lake Port, $3500,
lot rent $140 (863)465-5944
FORD VAN / CAMPER 1987,
Exc. cond. Sips 4. Sink, stove,
toilet, shower, etc. Good on
gas. $4,750. (863)635-7552


Carriage Fifth Wheel, '93, 40',
new awning, carpet, micro-
wave, fridge, w/d, walk
around queen bed, all oak
wood, lots of storage, $6000
or best offer. (561)845-7934


POLARIS 750 WAVE RUNNER
'94- asking $600 no trailer
(863)674-0467



BOAT MOTOR-15hp, John-
son, Long shaft, Runs good
$400 neg 1863)634-4818
YAMAHA '99, 15hp, 4 stroke,
long shaft, elec. start, low
hrs. $1900.
(863)824-6799/697-3944


BMW R1200C '00, 15k mi.,
bags, windshields, running
lights, exc. cond., $8000.
(863)824-6799/697-3944
HARLEY DAVIDSON, '97, WG,
low mileage, Voyager Trike
Kit, $9500. (863)227-0336
MOTORCYCLE HELMETS- 3,
2-Shortys, 1-Full face. $70.
Will separate.
(863)763-7854
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HONDA RECON- '02, Low
hours, Senior ridden, Electric
shift $2400. (863)675-0349
LeBelle area



MINI CHOPPER- '04, Electric
start; Runs perfect. $250.
(863)697-2724
YAMAHA 400 4WD- $2000. or
best offer. (863)675-2318 or
673-2108 Caloosa Belle area


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC FLEETWOOD
BROUGHAM DE-ELEGANCE
'87- outstanding good cond.
$2995 (863)599-0887
CHEVY CAVALIER Z24- '96, 4
cyl., auto, green, cold a/c, cd
player, looks good, $1250
neg. (239)657-4348
CHEVY VAN '85- New paint,
runs good, good tires,
$1500 or best offer
(863)467-5725
DODGE INTREPID -'93, 69k,
Runs good. Good shape
$2500 (863)467-1046
FORD ESCORT '95- 2dr, new
clutch, excellent condition,
$1500 or best offer
(863)357-6377/801-1200
FORD TAURUS SHO '96- V8,
black, 2dr, tan interior, runs
good $4250 (561)358-2628
JEEP 2004, 4x4, 6 cyl., 9,800
miles. Willys Military Edition.
Limited Edition. $14,400.
Call (863)675-3278


KIA SPORTAGE- '2000, Con-
vertible, Auto, Cold A/C,
49K, Great cond. S4000. or
best offer (863)763-9329
Mercury Cougar 1999- Silver,
ac, pwr windows, may need
starter $4000/neg.
(863)634-0779
MUSTANG '02- V6, auto, PW,
PL, white w/tan inter. 39K
mi, exc cond., $9200
(302)245-0401 Dover
PONTIAC GRAND AM. '00-
82k miles $5800
(863)673-3900
SATURN 1991- Stick shift
$1200 (863)675-2388
around 6 p.m.
TOYOTA MR2, '88, hard to
find, dependable, 5spd, SR,
needs compressor for AC
$1500 neg. (561)924-2208

INFrff111T -l117
Ford Model T 1926 touring
car, 600 miles on restoration,
runs out well, $10,500
(863)467-0423 Quinn
MGB 1973 Convertible 4cyl., 4
sp. $4200 or trade Make
someone a real deal, Nice car
423-502-2214 FLorida .



FORD EXPLORER '93- V6, AT
limited edition w/leather. all
power, good paint, 104K,
$2500 neg (561)248-8100
ISUZU TROOPER, '93, 44, 6
cyl., a/c, cloth seats, 123k
mi., exc. cond., $4000 firm.
(863)763-5011


GOLF CART- 94 Easy Go, top
2 seats, elec, no charger,
$950 neg (863)675-1472





CARBURETOR 750 CFM- Hol-
ley, Double pump $100.
(863)697-2724


DRAW TITE HITCH w/Receiver
& 2" ball. Fits '91-'94 Ford
Explorers. Pd. $150, Now
$75. (863)517-1708
Tires & Chrome Rims, (4), 20"
for '05 Dodge 1500 Ram
Pickup, P275/R20's, $900
neg. (863)673-1354
TOYOTA CRESSIDA '84- good
body, tires, trans motor has
rod knocking $50.00 u pull
(863)357-0555


CHEVY S10 '86 -ext. cab, runs
but needs a motor $300
(863)634-7394
DODGE RAM- '97, New tires,
shocks, ball joints, floor mat,
dash cover, A/C & bed liner,
$7500. (863)467-6175
FORD F-150 XLT 1998- New
brakes& tires, Mag rims & no
rust, Crew Cab 3dr, Asking
$7500/neg (937)215-0307
LEER TOPPER- For 8' Chevy
bed. Like new. $875.
(239)872-7793
NERF BARS- Black, Excellent
condition. $200. Call
(850)251-8817


JEEP CHEROKEE '86- 4x2, 4
cyl., auto, nice body & int.,m
needs eng work $450
(863)675-1855
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UTILITY TRAILER- 5x11, sin-
gle axle, dropped axle, has
ramp, $300 (863)674-0360


CHEV VAN '85- 15 passenger,
$2500 (863)634-5965
CHEVY MINI BUS 1984, Load-
er & Transmission in good
condition. Asking $2000.
(239)823-2851


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943 Gerace Ct, Moore I laven, $172.900
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O, Moore 1 I:ven. $224,900
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Vacant land I Acre. Moore Haven, $52.900


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Brand new CBS 3/2 837 Gerace Ct,
Moore I Iaven $168,375
SingleFamily Home, 669 Park Avenue,
Moore I-laven $245,000
Singlewide Mobile Home, 400 Pine
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Doublewide Mobile Home, 921 Yacht
Club Way, Moore I aven $132,750
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able. 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage Texas Ave.,
Harlem S/D 1673 sq ft. Special Loan
Pkges. LUTZ BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy
old when you can get Brand New?
No Other Listing compares to this North
Side on Avenida Del Rio 3bd/2ba home, 2
car garage, Tile through out, New alu-
minum roof, Hurricane shutters, Irrigation
System, Move in turn key Pristine Clean
going @ $264.9K
Lorida Ranches, Highlands County, 10ac
deed restricted tracts starting at
$209,000. $10,000.00 to reserve your
tract today.Up to 90% Financing for
Qualified Buyers. Out of 31 tracts, Only 3
Lots Left. Back up contracts accepted.
Acreage in Pioneer Plantation (4) 2.5
Acre Tracts
1. Tampa Ave This property is fenced
and has many mature native trees, which
include FL Pine, Oak and several 35-40 ft.
tall treasured Sable Palms.
2. 155 Union Ave. This property is
secluded, heavily wooded w/ native Pine,
Oak and Palms. Wildlife wanders freely
and the quietness of these woods is awe-
some.
3. Sweetwater Ave. This property has
many beautiful trees that include wild
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is an
abundant of wildlife.
4.195 Union Ave. This property is
untouched and very private. Heavily wood-
ed with paths throughout created by
Florida's native wildlife.


improvement and convenience store on 2.5
acres in Montura Ranch. Great location, near the
clubhouse. Fully equipped cafeteria ready to
open. All furniture, fixtures, equipment and
inventory included. Great business opportunity.
$800K MLS#: 200530488
2) Moore Haven. 3 bedroom/2 bath mobile
home with large rear deck, built in bbq, Oversize
Uving Room with cathedral ceilings, beautiful
kitchen and formal dining room. Won't last at
$124,900 MLS# 200540984
3) New in '04! 4 Bedroom/2 Bath (over 2400
sq.ft) Mobile Home in Moore Haven. Large open
kitchen w/island. Must See! $134,900 MLS#:
200521690
4) Reced!! 2.5 contiguous acres in Montura
Randc. Ioc&9b n cPJW9J A Quoed to
$7000. MLS# 200521640
5) Montura Ranch Estates 4 bedroom/2 Bath
CBS home on 2/5 acres. In ground pool! Tile
throughout, stainless appliances. Great Home at
$379,900. MLS# 200525558
6)'05 Homes of Merit 3 bedroom/2 bath home
on man rl J si e iances,
Fire Place l&dl LsLai=losets.
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 parcel on Al
Don Farming Rd. Located just % 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 Lsting!! 8 acres in Montura Ranch.
7 buildagAc BlTE; N JJl 3@ 1
acre) Great investment wiY-' rontage on
Pine Cone and Hacienda. Listed at
$299,900
3) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath CBS
home oi-r c"rrfp m the
marinas ad"lRe 'CKe o1 Call for
appointment. $259,900 MLS#: 200520398
4) Montura Ranch Estates Large

?ced: Hms. .Is rat
$174-,900 lr.-1 200528863
5) Montura Ranch Estates 3
bedrooom/2 bath on 1.25 acres. New
tile in Kitchen. Great location-just off
of Pine Cone. Priced to sell at
$119,900 MLS#: 200520638
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bedroom/2
bath oi'02.4esjE, Alt -- with
many dsr pirl'e-lvst 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


Charmaine A.
Montgomery

863-697-0189
Se Hable 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 @ $275K 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
bedroom 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. Only $79K
Moore Haven 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
MUSE Absolutely Perfect for your
dream home. 20 Fenced Acres w/
pond. Lots of 10 year old pines w/
some oaks. Priced below recent sales.
Will Go Fast! Only $409,900.00


F Marshall
R. Berner

863-228-3265

11 Gr "Qa i 'M a CBS
Hom riUf oland
Martnall l ri iM1 U Back
Yard, Tiled Through-oul.
Potential for 4th Bedroom.
$209,9K.
2) W.Ventura 2bd/1 ba. in Brand
New Condition Ready to Move in.
Hard wood Floors, New
Appliances, 8ft. Privacy Fence,
Big Back Yard. Don't Miss On This
Great Deal! $97K.
3) Re C :c46: 1.09
Acres .1'| f 2YR !111A-' MRE.
Walk lk iM tik II /IU 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 furnished & Squeaky
Clean! 55 & older community.
Reduced to $129,900 for quick
sale.


Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Habla Espanol
REDUCED! YOU MUST SEE
TODAY! Tell your wife to quit
looking around because you have
found the perfect place located
on a quiet street in Country Side
Meadows, Moore Haven. Double-
Wide 3 bedroom 2 bathroom
mobile home features a garden
tub in master bath, formal living
room, and family room, and it
even has a fenced yard with lots
of trees.
MOO! There's room for a contented
coyv, pirifV wW N*I IYR this
1.25 a lo l fi3es
3.2 Diof l Ji noro a
.houpiace out a place tor living.
Available for only $105,000.00
QUESTION Is it possible to find a 2.5
acre parcel zoned rural.residential for
those little animals of yours for less
than $100,000.00??? ANSWER If you
hurry, such a site is available. Call me
today!
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
LOTS OF LOTS! I currently have lots
of 1.25 acre lots available in Montura
Ranch Estates. Prices Vary so give me
a call today!


S- Sam J. Cathy S. ,o, Ashley Enrique Jerry W. Charles
SWalker Garcia P. Wood Acosta Smith H. Kehm
III
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Montura Tracts, I List, Show and Sell Very Nice 3 bedroom 2 1/2 MO3REHA3/2fily New Listing! 3BD/2BA 30 acres of pasture and New Listing! Established
1.25AcreT cts. CallForlnformationor bathroom home with large ftished 1 l9i f of rMeitdc Nice Kept,Many Fruit woods in Ladeca. $25,000.00 commercial upholstery
Appointment! Florida room. This home bbietit_ t r cilydfeed Trees,New A/C, /acre. Rare combination of business and property
Need a Building? We have a also has an efficiency and is @$174,900 Horseshoe Ac. @ $145k seclusion in a natural setting! $250K
12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel located very close to our local
Building on 5 Ac.Offered@$215K elementary schools. Give me Great starter home or invest- Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba 5 wooded acres in Ladeca. New Listing! Beautiful
Tower Lake! D D 3/ 17 and call I would love to show ment property in Montura MH looks like a log $150K Call me for vacant building lot/investment
STower Lakes! D E 32 12 this.home to you. This home Ran4/2 cabin, on paved road, land. Lots or acreage. property in Port LaBelle
,SAL ENDlR Lare is being offered at split T be tenant occupied,fenced, $55K
Lakefront $94.91($149,900. Jt for new septic @ $124,900 2.5 acres in Montura,
kefront. @ $4.Start'l ght cleared and fenced As a new home owner
Mobile Home on 1.25 acres in Cathy S. Garcia is a life- with country living at its best. 1.25 ac IMPROVED FREE $92K and full time resident of
Montura at $75.5K long resident of Clewiston 1.25 ac., priced to sell at only home with purchase of Clewiston it will be my
Pioneer Beautiful Cabin on 2.5 and $89,900. appt, today!! land, single-wide MH 2.5 Acres in Montura pleasure to assist you
acres @ $249.9 newest member of our offered @ $68,900 going @ $85K with your commercial
0 A D F R. team. I have the time to list, show and residential real
10 Acres A Don Farming Rd. @ and sell your property. I Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 Acres in Montura estate needs. With over
$299K pledge to you the most cus- .2.5 acres wow! @ going @ $90K 30 years of land, home
5 Acres on Highway 27 going @ tomer service any Realtor can $89,900 & commercial property
$275K offer. Just ask my past cus- 5 Acres in Pioneer going sales experience I am
Just Outside of Town! tomers! (References avail- New Listing! 2bd/1ba @ $179.9K looking forward to serv-
Fleetwood Home on a beautiful able) Call Today!!!! on huge lots in ing the business and
acre. The property has a 24x30 Horseshoe Acres. Bring residential community.
shop with office listed at all offers. Seller
$1 74.0K Call for an appointment Motivated $1 65K
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
STANFORD W. FREEDMAN, TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff
v Case No.: 06-58 CA
JOYCE A. JAUHOLA, as petitioner of the
Estate of MILTON c. JAUHOLA and in-
dividually as the sole beneficiary of the
Estate of MILTON C. JAUHOLA, de-
ceased, and MUSSETTE L. JAUHOLA,
her devisees, heirs, grantees, creditors
and other parties claiming by, through,
under or against her and all unknown
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their unknown spouses, heirs, devi-
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NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants JOYCE A. JAUHOLA, as
petitioner of the Estate of MILTON C.
JAUHOLA and individually as the sole
beneficiary of the Estate of MILTON C.
JAUHOLA, deceased, and MUSSETTE
L. JAUHOLA, her devisees, heirs,
grantees, creditors and other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
her and all unknown natural persons, if
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south to have title quieted, AND ALL
OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following real property
in Hendry County, Florida:
Lot 16 and 17, Block 2329, Port LaBelle
Unit 9, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page(s) 159, Public Records of Hend-
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required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Alison C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before March 6, 2006, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on the plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a Default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
Dated on this the 30th day of January,
2006.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/S/S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
112455 CGS 2/2,9,16,23/06


TORRY ISLAND

NATURE CENTER


The City of Belle Glade's Utilities Department
will conduct a public meeting regarding
capital improvement for the Torry Island
Nature Center. The sole purpose of the
meeting will be to discuss a $200,000
application for a Recreation Trail Program
Grant that will finance public outdoor
recreation trails on Torry Island. The
meeting will be conducted on the following
day and date, and at the following time and
location:
Day: Monday
Date: February 13, 2006
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Belle Glade City Hall
Commission Chambers
110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West
Belle Glade, Florida

Publish: The Sun, February 9, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE
U-Lock-lt Storage
500S San Gabriel
Clewiston, FL 33440
863-673-062
Contents of the following units will be sold on February 11,2006.
Unit #11 Jennifer Stanton
122 S. WC Owens Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #16 Anna Benitez
612 Jupiter Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852
Unit #30 & 31 Amanda Cypress
736 Bond Street, Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #35 Anna Figueroa
PR. Box 682, Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit#58 Richard Barber
PO. Box 1111, Clewiston, FL 33440
111649 CGS 2/2,9/06


LEGAL NOTICE
The Hendry County Fair & Livestock
Show are taking sealed bids on a
John Deere Gator
Yr: 2005
Model HPX 4x4 Gas
ID# MOHP4GX032937
Min. bid starting at $6,000.00.
Deadline for bids must be post marked
by Feb. 17th, 2006. Please send
sealed bids to Attn: John McCallum
c/o HCFL, PO Box 265, Clewiston, FL
33440.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 06-03 CP
IN RE. The Estate of;
ROBERT B. TILLITT, Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administratlon)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered
in the estate of Robert B. Tillit, deceased, File Number 06-03 CF by the Circuit
Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is RO.
Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975; that the decedent's date of death was April 18,
2000; that the total value of the estate is $41,000.00 and that the names and ad-
dresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are:
Name Address
Barbara T. Phillips 6830 Darlington Ct., Cumming, GA 30040
Donna Marie Smith 3494 Navigator Point, Knoxville, TN 37922


Albert Hill Smith


3494 Navigator Point, Knoxville, TN 37922


Robert Bruce Tillitt 1470 Goshawk Lane, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Patricia T Wnght 18 Wright Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598


Scot W Tillitt
Jean T Rosile


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10095 Hounsdale Dive, Pickenngton, OH 43147


Gretchen M. Tillitt 1844 West North St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Anne Williams Tillitt 3670 Rivendell Lane, Cumming, GA 30083
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 February 9, 2006.
Person Giving Notice:
Barbara T. Phillips
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Alison C. Hussey
Florida Bar No. 0116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
PO. Drawer 2280
461 South Main Street
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone No.: (863 675-5800
Fax: (863) 675-4998
113529 CGS 2/9,16/06


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 .m. on Monday, February 13, 2006 in the City Hall Commission Chambers,
115 West Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be the following requests:
1)A request from Adriana Jones for a variance from the restrictions of City Code
Section 110-124 in order to build a carport on the south side of her home. A re-
duction of the side yard setback standard for accessory structures of 7 /2 feet to
3 V2 feet is requested. The home is located on Lot 15, Block 205, A.K.A. 408 W.
Circle Drive, General Plan of Clewiston. Zoning is R1-B.
2)A request for a variance from Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc. on behalf of
Lennar Homes, Inc. to reduce minimum lot standards required within the R1-C
zoning district for a 76-unit residential subdivision located on the 26.2 acre parcel
south of the railroad tracks; north of Seminole Manor S/0; west of Francisco St.
and east of Central Elementary School, General Plan of Clewiston.
3) A request for a preliminary plat/development order approval from Johnson-Pre-
wit & Associates, Inc. on behalf of Lennar Homes, Inc. for a proposed 76-unit
residential subdivision located on the 26.2 acre parcel south of the railroad tracks;
north of Seminole Manor S/D; west of Francisco St. and east of Central Elemen-
tary School, General Plan of Clewiston. This land is zoned R1-C.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
February 20, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physical
impairment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the Building
Official's office at least three days prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official
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CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR BIDS
Bid No. 2006-1
Furnish and Install two pumps, #1 & #2 on Hunting Club Avenue
Sealed bids for the manufacture and installation of two complete pumps will be re-
ceived by the Board of Supervisors for Central District Water Control District,
hereinafter referred to as "DITRICT" at:
475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates Clewiston, Florida
Until t10; am local time on February 20, 2006 for furnishing labor and materials
and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders,
Bid Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Specifications and Drawings which
comprise the Bidding Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing
time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in ac-
cordance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and
any Addenda, if any, issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and
read aloud, Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after
the specified day and time will not be opened. The Work to be bid upon is de-
scribed as the manufacture and installation of two diesel powered engines with
vertical lift pumps capable of pumping 25,000 gpm each as specified in the de-
tailed drawings and specifications prepared by Rock Aboujaoude, PE. A pre-bid
meeting shall be held on February 9, 2006 at the Clubhouse at 10.00 am. Con-
struction drawings and specifications may be obtained from Rock Abougaoude,
RE. (contact person) at 180 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, FL 33935 or from CCWCD
office at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. Rock's telephone is (863) 612-0011.
CCWCO phone no. is (863) 983-5795.
Each bid must be submitted, in duplicates, on the prescribed bid form and accom-
panied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the District, in an
amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bid amount. All subcontractors shall
be declared on the prescribed Subcontractors Declaration Form.
Al bids shall be opened and read aloud on February 20, 2006. at 10:00 am in the
Club House located on 255 N. Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidders
are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the nec-
essary additional bonds) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as pre-
scribed in the Contract Documents.
The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall re-
main open and subject to acceptance for a period of thirty (30) calendar days af-
ter the date of bid opening but the District at its sole discretion may release and
Bid and Bid security, No bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of thirty (30)
calendar days after the date of Bid opening. In order to perform public work, the
successful Bidder shall have all licenses and permits required by Federal, State,
and local statutes, regulations and ordinances.
Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will
conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance
record and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work
specified under this Contract. Upon request, the bidder shall submit such informa-
tion as deemed necessary by the district to evaluate the bidders qualifications.
The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s) not conforming with the in-
tent and purpose of the Contract Documents, and may postpone the award of the
Contract for a period of time which, however, shall not extend beyond thirty (30)
calendar days from the bid opening date.
DATED this 26 day of January, 2006.
ATTEST: Central District Water Control District
By: Carolyn Hester
112027 CGS 2/2,9,16/06



INVITATION TO BID
Sealed BIDS will be received by CITY/COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS AUTHORITY (here-
inafter referred to as Owner), AT THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE U.S. HIGHWAY 27
AT 5TH STREET, MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA 33471 until 2:00 PM on MARCH
LTH 2006 at which time they will be publicly opened by the County Clerk or de-
signee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time specified will not be ac-
cepted.
The BIDS shall be based on providing all materials, equipment and labor for the con-
struction of the Moore Haven Yacht Club Lift Station Rehabilitation. The Con-
tractor shall be responsible for providing all materials, equipment and labor
necessary for the rehabilitation of an existing lift station as necessary to com-
plete the project per the plans and specifications. Drawings, specifications and
other Contract Documents may be examined and purchased at the offices of
Craig A. Smith & Associates, 1000 W. McNab Road, Suite 200, Pompano Beach,
Floda 33069, (954) 782-8222 for the non-refundable amount of One Hundred
and Seventy Five and 00/100 Dollars ($175.00). Checks shall be made payable
to Craig A. Smith & Associates.
BIODERS shall confine their BIDS to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS will not
be considered. Each BIDDER shall submit with this BID evidence that he is li-
censed to perform the work and services or qualified by examination to be so li-
censed.
Each BIO shall be accompanied by a certified check or by an acceptable BID BOND
in an amount equal to at least five (5) percent of the amount of the BID payable to
City-County Public Works Authority, as a guarantee that if the BID is accepted
the BIDDER will execute the CONTRACT and file acceptable PERFORMANCE AND
PAYMENT SURETY BONDS equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract
drce within ten (10) days after written notice of the AWARD OF CONTRACT. No
bdder may withdraw his BID for a period of ninety (90) days after date set for
opening of the BIDS.
City-County Public Works Authority reserves the right to: waive informalities in any
BD, delete any portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of the
work involved. The Owner has the rightto accept or reject any or all bids.
BIDS must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: "BID -
MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB LIFT STATION REHABILITATION ICAS Prelect No.


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
PROFESSIONAL PLANNING SERVICES
Statements of Oual ificstons from planning Bemso l w received by t hae City on-
Sof Moore Haven at Moore Haven iy Hall o ivers e Moor Have
Florida 33471, through 10: a.m. on March 13,2006, to provide PROFESSIONAL
PLANNING SERVICES to the City of Moore Haven.
As bm r mus deli et sevecoplesft sat e pac o oC
o te orementione e m qualcaons w e et purs
provisions of Section 287.055, Florida Statues.
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call 863-946-0711.
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'the Reno Rodeo Parade, Barstow, Calif. the Bureau of Land Management.


Special to INI/Bureau of Land Management
Wild burros are also part of the BLM adoption program.


Wild horse adoption in Okeechobee February 18


By Katrina Elsken

OKEECHOBEE Wild hors-
es are coming to Okeechobee
County on Feb. 18-19.
The Bureau of Land Manage-
ment Wild Horse and Burro
Adoption Program will host an
adoption event at the Okee-
chobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200
East State Road 70 in Okee-
chobee, on Feb. 18-19.
Approximately 85 horses and
15 burros will be available for
adoption, said Wild Horse Spe-
cialist James Hood. The horses
will arrive on Feb. 17, and will be
available for viewing by the pub-
lic from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and
from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Satur-
day. The auction will start at
10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18.
Horses that receive no bids at
the auction will be available for
adoption on a "first come" basis
until 5 p.m. on Saturday and
from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday.
Any horses not adopted will be
taken back to a BLM facility.
Mr. Hood said about half of
the horses will be yearlings; the
rest will be age two or older. It's
easier to find homes for the
younger horses, he explained,
because they are easier to work
with.
All of the wild horses avail-
able for adoption have been in
captivity for about a year, so
some of the younger horses
were born in captivity, he contin-
ued.
The price for each horse will
be set in an auction. Each horse
will go through the sale ring and
those who wish to adopt it may
bid. Only those who have
already qualified for the horse
adoption program will be
allowed to bid.


INI/Katrina Elsken
Taylor Lowe, a 4-Her from Okeechobee County, rides her
mustang, Spirit, in local events. Spirit's brand shows he was
born in the wild and adopted through the BLM program.


He said the minimum adop-
tion fee is $125. The average fee,
according to the BML Web site is
around $160. Some people will
bid higher for "flashy" horses,
Mr. Hood said, such as paints
and palominos. "A paint might
go as high as $400," he said.
Mr. Hood said all of the hors-
es and burros are current on all
vaccinations.
If no one bids on a horse dur-
ing the auction, it will be put up
for adoption following the auc-
tion. These "left over" horses
may be adopted on a "first
come" basis at the standard
adoption fee of $125. Mr. Hood
said they have a special "buddy"
price for anyone who adopts
one of these horses: the first


horse is $125 and the second is
only $25. Generally these horses
are sorrels and bays, he said.
Mr. Hood said these "plainer
Jane" bays and sorrels may well
wind up more valuable than
their flashier cousins. He said he
knows of one horse that was
adopted as a "buddy" for $25,
which has gone on to be trained
as a cutting horse and win many
thousands of dollars.
The adopted horses remain
the property of the government
for one year. During that time,
BLM volunteers check on the
horses to make sure they are
being treated properly. After a
year, the person who adopted
the horse may petition for own-
ership. If all of the requirements

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have been met, at that time the
wild horse becomes the proper-
ty of the adopter and he or she
has title to the horse.
Those who wish to adopt a
wild horse or burro must have a
fenced (no wire or mesh) corral
with a minimum of 400 square
feet (20 feet x 20 feet) for each
animal adopted. Horses less
than 18 months of age should be
kept in corrals with fences 5 feet
high and 6 feet high for ungen-
tied horses more than 18
months of age. Covered stock
trailers are required to transport
the animals home from the auc-
tion.
Mustangs are popular for trail
riding, but they have been used
for all kinds of equestrian activi-
ties. The BLM Web site features
photos.and stories about mus-
tangs used for barrel racing,
jumping, dressage, trick riding
and endurance riding. The U.S.
Army has adopted mustangs for
use in formal ceremonies. Mr.
Hood said he recently talked to a
woman in South Carolina who
rides her mustang on fox hunts.
Mustangs live on grass and
brush in the West, so many tend
to be "easy keepers," said Mr.
Hood. These horses are not used
to eating grain. In captivity since
being rounded up by the BLM,
they horses have been fed good
quality hay.
"Their feet are awesome," he
continued. Because the horses
come from a rocky environ-
ment, their feet have thick hoof
walls.
The BLM uses the adoption
program to thin the herds of
wild horses and burros on feder-
al lands. If these herds were
allowed to overpopulate, many
would starve. For more informa-
tion about adoption horses and


the requirements for housing
and transporting adopted horses
and burros, see the BLM Web


site at www.wildhorseandbur-
ro.blm.gov/index.php or contact
the BLM at (888) 274-2133.


Freeze mark identifies


all the wild horses


The Bureau of Land Manage-
ment Wild Horse Adoption Pro-
gram uses freeze marking to
identify captured wild horses
and burros. Freeze marking is a
permanent, unalterable and
painless way to identify each
horse as an individual. It is
applied on the left side of the
neck. It utilizes the International
Alpha Angle System which uses
a series of angles and alpha-sym-
bols that cannot be altered. The
mark contains the Registering
Organization (U.S. Govern-
ment), year of birth, and registra-
tion number.
The technique is simple and
completely painless to the ani-
mal. The left side of the neck is
shaved and washed with alcohol,
and the mark is applied with an
iron that is chilled in liquid nitro-
gen. The hair at the site of the
mark will grow back white and
show the identification number.
In addition to the freeze mark
on the left side of the neck, sanc-
tuary wild horses are marked on
the left croup with 4 inch high
Arabic numerals that corre-
spond with the last four digits of
the freeze mark on the neck.
Although every effort is made
to apply freeze marks which are
legible, occasionally freeze
marks do get blurred. This hap-
pens when the iron is applied,
the animal moves and all or


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Freeze mark brands use
symbols to stand for num-
bers which indicate a wild
horses birth year and his
origin.

some of the identification num-
ber cannot be read.
Registration numbers are indi-
vidual to each animal, and are
assigned according to the area
the horse was captured. Num-
bers are assigned as follows:
Oregon: 0-800000;
Arizona: 80001-160000;
California: 160001-240000;
Colorado: 240001-320000;
Idaho: 320001-400000;
Montana: 400001480000;
Nevada: 480001-640000;
New Mexico: 640001-720000;
Utah: 720001-800000;
Wyoming: 800001-880000;
Eastern States: 880001-
880100.


February 3, 2006
NOTICE
BBC 2006-01
Notice is ery given that the Bard of Building Cmmissignrs of tBC r' .f Cle-
v,ison, Flona, willhol a pubic hearing on Maonay, F.sruary 27, 2006, at
10:00 a.m., at the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue,
Clewiston, Flonda.
The purpose of this hearing is to consider the disposition of the following proper-

Eugene P Austin
340 West El Paso Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Kermit Blair
526 South Central Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Donald and Ruth Kelley
841 East Sugadand Highway
Clewiston, FL 33440
Kenneth and Jessie Lenning, Sr.
344 West Ventura Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Smith Properties City Walk
321 South Deane Duff Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Darren Smith
310 North Francisco Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Darren Smith
606 South Bento Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
Walter G. Smith
525 East Ventura Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Jesus L. Vazquez
805 East Concordia Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
This heanng will be conducted pursuant to Section 6-178, Clewiston Code of Ordi-
nances.
All persons interested may appear and be heard.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Iva Pittman, Deputy City Clerk
113830 CGS 2/9/06

I
REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN060699
L-8 EAST LEVEE REPAIR, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, fr L-8 East Levee Repair, Palm Beach County, FL on
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local tme, at which timely submitted bids
will be opened and publicly read. Construction of approx. 47,100 linear ft, 14 ft-
wide shellrock base road. Work includes grading & compacting of road base,
constructing a 6-inch thick shellrock base road. SR 80 W N on Seminole Pratt
Whitney Rd, left on 59 Ln. N to L-8 Levee Rd. An OPTIONAL pr-bid conference
will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. SFWMD S-5A Pump
Station Conference Room, S.R. 80, WPB, FL, 33411 For directions call
(561) 791-4100. A site visit willimmediately follow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading It for
free from our webslte www.sfwmd.ov by obtaining a set for $42.00 at the
above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOT-
LINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information
on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
www.sfwmd.gov.
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