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Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
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Creation Date: February 23, 2006
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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 sup-
port your local talent on Thurs-
day, Feb. 23 from 7-9 p.m. at the
Dolly Hand Cultural Art Center.
Don't miss out. For more infor-
mation call (561) 993-1169.

Episcopal
services
The Diocese of Southeast
Florida Episcopal Church has
appointed The Reverend (Dea-
con) Fred. H. Beebe to officiate
at Holy Nativity, Pahokee, and
St. John the Apostle, Belle
Glade, Florida. The services on
Sunday at Holy Nativity will be
at 9 a.m. and St. John the Apos-
tle will have services at 1 a.m.
They welcome everyone and
hope to have you come to wor-
ship with them.

Gospel singers
at New Bethel
In need of a blessing or your
soul needs to lifted? Then come
and hear some good ole gospel
singing on Sunday, March 12 at
3 p.m., New Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church, 1101 West
Avenue A Belle Glade. Featured
Participants will be: Inspira-
tional Church of God Mass
Choir, Minister Willie Lawrence
and many, many more. Come
and join in on this worship and
praise experience. Don't miss
out on an awesome move of
God! For more information,
contact Kevin Wright at (561)
261-0717 Rev. R. E Hairston, III,
Pastor. This event is being
brought to you by the men of
NewBethel.

Sales tax
workshop
Learn all you need to know
about Florida sales tax laws in
this small business workshop
for new and existing business
owners. No experience neces-
sary! (Two-hour workshop.)
Theworkshop will be held at
the Belle Glade Library, 530 S.
Main St. Belle Glade. All pro-
grams are free no registra-
tion necessary.

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

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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Belle Glade
Police arrested two men in con-
nection with a robbery at the
old police station, which result-
ed in dozens of stolen guns and
missing narcotics.
Working off of several tips,
the police department linked
the two men to the robbery.
According to officials, the two
suspects had since gotten rid of
the guns by selling them on the
streets to earn quick cash.


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE They say
that a child's first years are per-
haps the most influential in
shaping the kind of person he
or she will be as an adult. It is
in these formative years that
kids first take a close look at
the world around them and
begin forming the opinions
that will last them a lifetime.
A partnership between the
local library, Glades General
Hospital and the Anti-Defama-
tion League hopes to use that
to its advantage in teaching
young children the importance
of accepting each other, no
matter how they look, where
they come from, or in whom
they believe.
Starting immediately, the
group is distributing books
that highlight the importance
of tolerance to the mothers of
newborns at the hospital.
The Belle Glade Branch
Library has distributed bun-


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE City Manager
Lillie Latimore was beginning
to lose hope in the theatre.
With not enough money to
completely renovate the the-
atre and return it to peak condi-
tion, she was nearing the end
of the road as far as the historic
Prince Theatre was concerned
- until Hurricane Wilma hit.
Struck directly by the storm,
its roof caving in on itself in
some places and the inside of
the building affected, the the-
atre is now eligible for monies
from the federal government to
not only make necessary
repairs, but to completely ren-
ovate the entire building.
The additional money has
opened up many doors for the
city, which hopes to see the


Detectives are now working to
retrieve the stolen goods.
According to Chief Dowdell,
the robberies took place Feb. 11
and 12. Police say the suspects
gained entry to the old police
station and fire department
facility on Canal St. and broke
into the evidence room, which
contained recovered items from
old cases. The suspects then
helped themselves to numerous
firearms and narcotics, stealing
away without a trace.
Several witnesses have since


dies to the new mothers for 12
years now in an effort to instill
a love for reading in children.
Called "Babies Love Books"
the bundles include informa-
tional items for new mothers,
along with books to read the
new infants, according to Phyl-
lis Lilley, who supervises all
three libraries in the Glades.
Each year, the service pass-
es out approximately 600 of
these bundles to the mothers
of the newborns. Packed with
books by Dr. Seuss and other
authors is reading material for'
everyone.
Over the years, the nurses at
the hospital have told library
staff that oftentimes the older
brothers and sisters of the
newborns read the material,
which led staff to finding addi-
tional books to include the
older children also.
That's where the Anti-
Defamation League steps in.
Under the A World of Differ-
ence Institute, one of several


theatre a thriving part of the
community once again. "This
has opened up a new area for
me," said Ms. Latimore. "With
that revenue, we're looking to
hire the right architect and do
the right thing."
The city has approximately
$500,000 from various grants
and funding sources offered by
the county and through a bond
issue. Working with FEMA in
the post-hurricane disaster
recovery effort, the city has rea-
son to believe it will qualify for
much more funding, enough to
completely rehabilitate the
aging structure.
Much of the emphasis, and
where the majority of the
money will be concentrated
on, will be the inside of the the-
See Theatre Page 12


stepped forward with informa-
tion on the robbery, leading
police to 52-year-old Gary
Bernard Rolle and 47-year-old
John Kenneth Morris, both of
Belle Glade. The two were
arrested Feb. 17 and now face
charges of grand theft and deal-
ing in stolen property for their
alleged involvement in the rob-
bery.
The suspects, police say,
acted together on the robberies,
though it is believed others may
have also been involved. The


programs offered by the
league, the library system will
now be receiving a third book
to offer in the bundles: A book
that teaches children toler-
ance.
The book features many
cultures and exposes children
to the differences and similari-
ties of all human beings.
According to Marcie Shaugh-
nessy, Project Director with the
institute, her group had been
looking for an on-going part-
nership like this through which
to distribute their book.
"We really need for the very
youngest of children to be
accepting of differences," said
Ms. Shaughnessy, whose
organization is based in West
Palm Beach. "In order to stop
hatred, we've got to start
young."
The institute has committed
to providing the books to the
library program free of charge.


chief said there were instances
in which the suspects broke into
the building separately. Officials
with the police department say
more arrests are coming.
While rumors that the station
had lost over 100 guns in the
robbery quickly swirled
throughout the community, the
chief maintains that that num-
ber is closer to 20 or 30 an
inventory check this week
should reveal the actual num-
ber.
Ten of the guns have been


recovered so far, and the chief is
asking those who purchased the
illegal weapons to turn them in
without fear of being arrested.
The entreaty has worked to
an extent. To his surprise, the
chief has recovered four of the
missing firearms from the trash
bin outside his home after per-
sons in possession of the
weapons turned them in. "I put
the word out: No questions
asked," the chief said.
See Police -Page 12


Ag Unit busts



two more for



fuel theft


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office
Ag Crimes Unit arrested two
more suspects for stealing fuel
from the local agricultural
companies. According to
members of that unit, the two
suspects arrested last week
are likely responsible for a
series of burglaries in the area
over the past few weeks.
The two were caught red-
handed trespassing on U.S.
Sugar property in a truck that
was custom-fitted to hide hun-
dreds of gallons of fuel.
According to authorities, the
suspects have been arrested


Idelfonso Luis Pablo
Alfonso Herrera
before for stealing fuel. One of
the suspects was employed by
U.S. Sugar.
According to Detective Fin-
cannon, the way the arrest
was made was by accident.
See Theft Page 12


Pahokee studies



water meter


replacement


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
.PAHOKEE As the Lake
Region Water Treatment Plant
continues with its construction
schedule, city officials in Paho-
kee are anticipating the addi-
tion by planning a number of
replacements on their end.
At a recent city meeting,
City Manager Lillie Latimore
asked commissioners to con-
sider the replacement of all of
the water meters currently in
use by the water department
and located at every residential


and commercial building in
Pahokee. By replacing the
meters, the city stands to accu-
rately track the usage of its cus-
tomers and bill appropriately
and with less chance for error.
The new system being com-
puterized, there will be a lower
chance of discrepancies in the
bills customers receive from
month to month. As it stands,
the city receives many com-
plaints from water customers
who say that their meter is not
See Water- Page 12


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City Manager Lillie Latimore has big plans for the Prince Theatre, which she hopes to reno-
vate using new revenue sources made available as a result of the recent hurricane.


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Education: A tool against hate


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Irma Lerma holds her newborn child as she accepts a package, which includes a book
about tolerance. The Anti-Defamation League, the local library branch and Glades Gen-
eral Hospital are partnering in the effort to distribute the book to all new mothers free
of charge. Pictured: Dawn AI-Buhaisi, center, and Phyllis Lilley.

Book program goal, to educate


Prince Theatre to


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Obituaries


Jolm Carlton Dorman
John Carlton Dorman, age 86,
of Lake Placid died Saturday, Feb
18, 2006 at his residence. He was
born in lHomeland, FL moving to
Lake Placid in 1967 from Glades
County. He was a graduate of Lake-
land High School, Class of 1939,
veteran of WWII serving in the
Army Air Corps, 396th fighter
squadron, stationed in England
and Germany. He received his air-
craft maintenance training at
Embry Riddle School of Aviation
and Hendricks Field and attained
the rank of Master Sergeant. John
had great knowledge in farming,
mechanical expertise, in heavy
equipment and was a licensed
electrician and plumber in High-
lands County.
In his early days he enjoyed
singing bass with the original
"Rebels Quartet" and enjoyed serv-
ing as a church music director and
Sunday school teacher. He was a
member of Crewsville Baptist
Church. He was preceded in death
by his parents John Henry and Sally
Estelle (Curiton) Dorman of Medul-
la, FL; sisters Meda Stephens, Lois
Stidham, Eunice Jackson, Verna
Rentz, Edith and Dorthy Therrien;
brother James Dorman, numerous
nieces, nephews and friends. He is
survived by his loving family, which


include his children, Dr. John C.
Dorman and wife Barbara of
Gainesville, FL, Charles Dorman,
Ida Jackson and husband Andrew
all of Sebring, Evelyn Sapp and hus-
band Gator, of Palmdale, FL, Sherry
McCollum and husband Pat Mur-
phy of NC; sister-in-law Lilly
Dossey, of Mulberry, FL; grandchil-
dren Lisa Lucas, Ginger Whitehurst
and husband Trey, Alison Hatch
and husband Joey, Alan Strickland,
Crystal Jackson, Amber Jackson,
Michael Dorman, Christa Dorman
and Breannen Dorman; great
grandchildren Devon Strickland ,
Jordan Hatch, Miles Hatch, and
Hadley Kate Whitehurst. The fami-
ly received friends on Tuesday, Feb.
21, 2006 at Morris Funeral Chapel
with Rev. Tom Heath officiating.
Burial followed at Oak Hill Ceme-
tery in Lake Placid with Military
honors by VFW Post #4300 honor
guard. Memorials are requested to
Crewsville Bethel Baptist Church,
8251 Crewsville Road, Zolfo Spring,
FL 33890.
Lucille M. Langdale
Lucille M. Langdale, 92, passed
away Feb. 13, 2006 in Pahokee. She
was born Dec. 17, 1913 in Winder,
GA. The family moved to Moore
Haven in the early 1920's.
Survivors included her son and
daughter-in-law Edward and Mary


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Termite Johnston will turn 12 years old this July and as
July baby, I can't help feeling a little biased in choosing a
fellow July child as this week's Pet of the Week winner.
But it was easy choice with an expression like this one, as
Termite was on a ride with his beloved mother, Bev John-
ston, who says Termite, "is the love of my life." She also
said Termite always wanted to be a star, so Termite will get
the full star treatment at Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital in
Belle Glade. As the Pet of the Week winner, Termite will be
treated to a day of pampering and grooming, compli-
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Langdale of Belle Glade; one sister,
Gaynell Strickland of Moore Haven;
two grandchildren, Susan Forrester
(James, Jr.) of Okeechobee and
Michael Langdale (Mercy) of Loxa-
hatchee; two great-grandchildren,
Patricia Hendrick of Okeechobee
and James Forrester III (Julie) of
Jupiter; three great-great grandchil-
dren, Bailey and Hannah Hedrick
of Okeechobee and Katelyn For-
rester of Jupiter.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Oscar Langdale; par-
ents Joe and Leavy Morris; and a
sister Eunice Simmons and brother
Ronnie Morris.
Graveside funeral services were
held Feb. 17, 2006 at 11 a.m. at
Ortona Cemetery with Chaplin Bob
Moore officiating. All arrangements
by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.
GwenVera
Chandler Collins
Gwen Vera Collins, age 57, of
Casselberry, formerly of Basinger,
died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at Sun
Belt Health Care Facility in Orlando.
Mrs. Collins was born Dec. 7, 1948
in Sebring to Henry Otis and Nancy
Chandler. She was a mortgage bro-
ker in the real estate industry. Mrs.
Collins was a member of the Bren-
thren Church in Basinger. She was
well loved and respected by the
class of 1966.
Mrs. Collins was preceded in
death by her father, Otis Chandler.
She is survived by her husband of
29 years, Brain J. Collins of Cassel-
berry; children Ryan (Karon)
Etherton of Okeechobee and Bran-


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Jessica and Ray.
Smith Burgis
Richard and Theresa Smith of
Ft. Myers are proud to announce


di Collins of Orlando; mother
Nancy Raulerson Chandler of
Okeechobee; brother, Monrad
(Gwen) Chandler of Okeechobee;
sister, Henrietta Chandler of Okee-
chobee; grandchildren, Alyssa
Shortt of Casselberry, Logan and
Tyler Etherton; and Erica and Kayla
Cherry of Okeechobee; and several
loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Sunday Feb.
19, 2006 at First Baptist Church,
funeral services followed. Burial
was at Basinger Cemetery with
Pastor Noah Taylor officiating.
All arrangements were entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.
Jimmy Ray Jones
Jimmy Ray Jones, 51, of Belle
Glade died Wednesday, Feb. 15,
2006 in Belle Glade. Mr. Jones was
born in Pahokee and had been a
lifetime resident of the Glades area.
He worked in the construction
business operating heavy equip-
ment his hobbies were ATV'S,
mudding, and fishing.
Survivors include his loving
wife, Debra Jones, of Belle Glade;
sons Michael Jones, of Belle Glade,
David Jones of West Palm Beach;
daughters, Angela Jones, of West
Palm Beach, Nicole Jones of Belle
Glade and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Fri-
day, Feb. 17, 2006 at Glades Funeral
Chapel in Belle Glade with Pastor
Johnny Abercrombie officiating -
interment followed at Port Maoca
Cemetery. All arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel, Belle Glade.


the engagement of their daugh-
ter Jessica L. Smith to Raymond
S. Burgis of Lakeport.
The prospective groom is the
son of Stafford and Cheryl Burgis
of Lakeport. The wedding is
planned for July 8, 2006 at Maple
Grove Baptist Church.
The bride-to-be is a 2001
graduate of Moore Haven High
School. She attends Lloyd L. Gre-
gory School of Pharmacy at
Palm Beach Atlantic University.
The groom is a 2001 graduate
of Moore Haven High School. He
is self-employed as a Maser bar-
ber. After the wedding, the cou-
ple will reside in West Palm
Beach.


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MOORE HAVEN Local
artist Debra Conley, a native
Floridian, self-taught artist was
exhibiting her paintings at the
Moore Haven Library on Satur-
day, Feb. 11.
Born in Key West, Florida,
Deborah Conely's art depicts the
relaxed and carefree spirit of a
true Floridian. Whether it's a
sunset beach an exciting chair
under a palm tree or an old barn,
her paintings will have you step-
ping into the canvas for a "jour-
ney through paradise," said Ms.
Conely.
She has been a resident of
Clewiston for the past 29 years.
She is a teacher at Eastside Ele-
mentary School.
"I dedicate my time painting
when am not teaching", said Ms.
Conley. I am married and have
three grown children and five
grandchildren all living in Flori-
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published in the newspaper as space permits.


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I have been
noticing that my dog's eyes are
getting a bit cloudy in the center.
She is only seven years old. Is this
a sign of cataracts? Thanks, Jessie
in South Bay.
A: Hello Jessie! Yes, the cloudi-
ness you are noticing may be a sign
of cataracts. Also, it may be a sign
of something else. The best thing to
do is to consult with your veterinari-
an and see if they want to recom-
mend sending you to a veterinary
eye specialist to diagnose the con-
dition. If it is cataracts, then there
could be a possibility that your dog
may be a candidate for surgical cor-
rection. Good luck, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy I've noticed
that my old cat Jay gets a little con-
stipated every once in a while. We
feed him mostly dry food, and
some can. He is 12 years old now,
and other than a few bathroom
issues, he's doing just fine! Is there
something I can do to help him stay
more regular? George in Clewiston.
A: Well hey there George, there


just may be something you can do.
As long as Jay is healthy, eating
well, and at least trying to be regu-
lar, then you can try a few things.
Laxatone is a very common oral
laxative hairball remedy for cats.
You can pick it up at your vet's
office. It is a palatable petroleum
product that is given orally. It helps
to pass hard stools along the way as
well as minimize problems with
hairballs. Another suggestion is giv-
ing your pet a few drops of mineral
oil in their food daily for about three
days. Careful, too much may cause
diarrhea. In either case, make sure
you check with your vet if this is
going on more than a few days. It
may be something more serious,
or there may be a better and easier
solution to the problem.
Hope that helps. Take care, Doc
Savvy.
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Looking for the opening


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
U.S. Snowboarding's Seth
Wescott made Olympic history
last week by winning the first ever
Olympic Snowboard Cross gold
medal, as the event debuted in
Bardonecchia. Wescott was fol-
lowed by silver medal winner
Radoslav Zidek of Slovakia, and
Paul-Henri Delerue of France,
who took bronze.
In the final run, Zidek jumped
out to a quick lead and held it
through most of the race. Wescott
said he stayed alert and watched
until an opening occurred, and
then made an amazing heel side
pass in a tight right-hand corner to
take the lead. He held the lead all
the way to the finish line by speed
blocking his opponent and won by
about a half a board length. Like all
good snowboarders, Seth knew
what he to do to get ahead: Spot an
opening and go through it as fast as
he could!
Mark 2:2-4 tells of four men with
a friend who needed to get to Jesus.
They did something similar to what
Seth did. They looked for an open-
Sing and went for it. Here's what hap-
pened. "So many gathered (to hear
Jesus) that there was no room left,
not even outside the door. Four men
came bringing to Jesus a paralytic.
Since they could not get the man to
Jesus because of the crowd, they
Made an opening in the roof above
'Jesus and, after digging through it,
lowered the paralyzed man on the
mat hewas lying on."
When Jesus saw their faith, Jesus
healed the man and gave him the
power to walk. These four "find an
opening" men scored the gold
medal: They got their friend to Jesus.
In our lives, there is probably


someone we know whom we
would like to get to Jesus. We prob-
ably all know someone who needs
what only Christ can do for them.
The stakes are a lot higher than any
snowboard competition they
are eternal. They are life and death.
But like a snowboarder trying to get
to the front, we have to be deter-
mined to find an opening. We need
to watch for some natural opportu-
nity to bring up Jesus. Most of us
miss these openings because we're
not consciously looking for them
and hoping for them and praying
for them.
In life, we need to look to find
openings to share.with our friends
about Jesus. We need to be ready
to share the difference Jesus makes
in our life. We need to share the dif-
ference having a Savior makes for
us in our lonely times, our depress-
ing times, and in times of being a
parent or a husband or a wife.
We need to share what it means
to hold onto faith when there's not
enough money and when there's
too much tragedy and pain. We
need to share how Jesus has made
a difference in our lives about
His promise of presence with us in
good times and in bad, about His
promise of peace and wholeness in
our everyday life, and about His
promise of life to come after this
one is over.
If you have someone you want
to take to heaven with you, pray for
an opening to bring up Jesus. Look
for an opening or like the deter-
mined friends tearing up the roof
- make an opening! Then, follow-
ing the speed blocking of the Holy
Spirit, go for the gold. Go through
that opening with the life-saving
news of a relationship with the Son
of God.


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New Regional Hospital approved


WEST PALM BEACH The
Health Care District of Palm
Beach County unanimously
approved plans for a new $52 mil-
lion state-of-the art hospital in the
Glades area. As the District Board
prepared to vote on the measure
at its Feb. 8 meeting, Chair C.
David Goodlett deferred the
motion to Commissioner Randee
S. Schatz, Esq., who served as
Board Chair when the District pur-
chased Glades General Hospital
in 2004. Since that time there has
been a push to develop plans to
construct a regional hospital
designed to improve the overall
delivery of health care services in
the region.
"It's my honor," said Commis-
sioner Schatz as she made the
motion to approve construction
of the proposed 135,000-square
foot facility. "I think it's something
for which we should all be really
proud."
The proposed hospital fea-
tures the latest medical technolo-
gy and 60 private rooms with a
capacity for 70 beds. The facility is
seen by the Health Care District,
community leaders and medical
professionals as a means of pro-
viding more progressive and inte-
grated health care in Western
Palm Beach County. It is hoped a
more centrally located campus
near State Road 80 and U.S. 441
will provide more comprehensive
coverage in the region. The shift
north will move the facility closer
to Pahokee, which lost its hospital
eight years ago.
"Everybody I've talked to out
here is looking forward to seeing
it happen," said Pahokee Mayor
J.P. Sasser. "We're excited about
it."

The Process
Behind the Plan
In its 215-page report, the Dis-
trict's Hospital Construction Advi-
sory Committee took a conserva-
tive approach in analyzing,
among other topics: The region's
population growth, the current
physical facility and financial sta-
tus of Glades General Hospital
and community health needs.
After a comprehensive review, the
committee recommended to the
District's Board that a plan for
building a new 70-bed facility
would be, "the most operational-
ly and fiscally prudent option for
constructing a new hospital in the
Glades."
Before approving the facility,
the District Board entered'into a
broad discussion about when
anticipated economic develop-
ment will occur in the Glades and
the role that the health infrastruc-
ture will play. Since May 2004,
when the District bought back
Glades General Hospital from for-
profit Province Healthcare Corpo-
ration, the District has invested
$3.5 million dollars in new tech-
nology that has improved the
quality of care there. But the hos-
pital is in constant need of repair.
Built in 1944, with the main build-
ing completed in 1965, "Glades
General was not designed to with-
stand major hurricanes or
floods," according to the advisory
committee's report.
The report says Hurricane
Wilma so severely damaged the
hospital's Memorial Wing it will


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Glades area residents can look forward to a new state-of-the
art hospital, as the budget was recently approved to build a
new $52 million facility in the Glades.


have to be demolished. In all,
Hurricane Wilma caused more
than $1.5 million of damage to the
hospital.
While the deteriorating facility
continues to provide appropriate
health care, the physical plant is
outdated. Its rooms with two
beds are smaller than industry
standards for private rooms.
Those factors, combined with a
patient-base of low-income resi-
dents who often suffer from
chronic, costly-to-treat condi-
tions, makes recruiting physicians
difficult. Those factors also hinder
the ability to attract insured
patients who can afford to pay for
health care services.
"It's the Health Care District's
mission to provide quality health
care to Palm Beach County resi-
dents and maintaining a hospital
in the Glades is critical to the
health of our community," said
Dr. Effie C. Grear, Health Care Dis-
trict Commissioner and retired
Glades Central High School Prin-
cipal. "With this new hospital we
hope to excel in our mission."
Glades General Hospital lost
more than $3 million in its fiscal
year that ended Sept. 30, 2005 and
forecasts losing at least that much
for the next several years. Howev-
er, the District committed $40 mil-
lion toward the total $51.6 million
cost.of building a new hospital so
the facility will not be saddled
with future debt. The $40 million
investment is the single largest
one-time expense the taxpayer-
funded District has ever made.
"We can't afford not to do
this," said District Board Chair C.
David Goodlett, who also serves
as Vice President of Government
and Community Relations for the
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative
of Florida.

Hospital Funding
The District Board, which had
already earmarked $30 million for
the project, made an additional
$10 million commitment at its
Feb. 8 meeting. District Commis- .
sioner Dr. Stanley Pierce stressed
that the Health Care District has
no intentions of raising taxes to
help pay for the project, which is
expected to take three to five
years to complete. Instead, plans
call for the remaining $12 million


to come from state and federal
grants and private donations.
State Sen. Dave Aronberg (D-
Greenacres,) who serves Glades
County residents, has submitted a
funding request that awaits leg-
islative approval. The request is
also supported by State Rep.
Priscilla Taylor (D-Riviera Beach,)
whose district also includes South
Bay, Pahokee and Belle Glade.
"This hospital project will ben-
efit the residents of the western
Palm Beach County community
in so many ways," said State Rep.
Taylor. "Quality and timely health
care in the Glades should be a pri-
ority for all of us."
In addition to the $31 million
construction costs, the total $51.6
million price tag includes site
development costs, professional
fees, fixed and movable equip-
ment and information technology
as well as land remediation. The
projected cost is based on the
assumption 50 acres of land will
be donated for the hospital.

Location
While the exact site of the new
hospital has not been located, the
Health Care District is in talks with
the state of Florida and several
other landowners over donating a
50-acre tract near the intersection
of State Road 80 and U.S. 441, in
close proximity to the C.L. Brum-
back Center. The location would
be close to the funnel of traffic
leading into the Glades area
between Belle Glade and Paho-
kee, just north of Glades General
Hospital.
"We are actively negotiating
for land that will afford a more
central location for everyone in
the Lake Okeechobee region,"
said Health Care District Chief
Executive Officer Dwight D.
Chenette. "We hope a more
accessible hospital campus that
features progressive emergency
and outpatient services will
attract not only physicians but
patients who may now be travel-
ing to hospitals further east."
Tri-City Support
The Health Care District has
received proclamations and let-
ters of support for the new hospi-
tal from the cities of Pahokee,
Belle Glade and South Bay. In his
letter to the District, Pahokee
Mayor J.P. Sasser wrote the 1998
"closure of Everglades Memorial
Hospital was devastating to our
city in terms of access to,health
care and business development.
The city recognizes the effort
made by the District to put history
behind and proactively plan for
the future health care delivery sys-


tem in the Glades."
Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wil-
son is also pleased with the Dis-
trict's decision to build a new hos-
pital.
"A good environment in a hos-
pital has a lot to do with a
patient's speedy recovery," Wil-
son said. "We're grateful that the
Health Care District has decided
to do this for the citizens of the
Glades.
South Bay Vice-Mayor Esther
E. Berry said she's elated about
the project and called for it to be
carried out responsibly.

"The community must moni-
tor the process to ensure the
expectations of high quality
health care and accountability be
maintained in this endeavor,
Berry said.
Physician Support
One of the District's main
goals in building a new hospital is
to support existing physicians to
practice locally while attracting
new doctors to the market. Martin
Harland, D.O. has been practicing
in the Glades since 1988 and is on
staff at Glades General Hospital.
Dr. Harland said a new hospital
has been on his wish list for a long
time.
"It's been a dream for all of us
out here for years and years and
years," he said.
Now that the dream is closer
to reality, he said, "It will make it
easier to recruit other doctors and
sub-specialists. We're already
hearing from other doctors inter-
ested in coming out and working
in the Glades at the new hospital."
"It's a very exciting develop-
ment towards the advancement
of health care in the Glades area,"
said David B. Dean, M.D., Chief of
Medicine at Glades General Hos-
pital. "It's one more, sign of
improving resources for the peo-
ple living out in the Glades.
Cesar Orduna, M.D. has prac-
ticed as a general surgeon in the
Glades region since 1974. His
office is based in Pahokee and he
is on staff at Glades General Hos-
pital. Dr. Orduna said the need for
a new hospital is dire.
"I'll be ecstatic to have a new
hospital. Instead of going to the
coast, patients will stay here. And
the many people in the Glades
who can't afford to travel will get
the quality health care they
deserve close to home."
Charles N. Azan, M.D. began
his medical practice in the-Glades
in 1988. New the pediatric neona-
tologist serves as Chief of Staff at
Glades General Hospital.
"We provide a tremendous
service to the community," Dr.
Azan said of the medical team at
Glades General Hospital. "A new
hospital would just improve it. I
think it would encourage more
people to visit the facility and
encourage doctors to practice
here. A new hospital would
strengthen those ties to the com-
munity."

What Comes Next
Within the next 60 to 90 days,
the Health Care District hopes to
secure a commitment on a dona-
tion of the 50 acres of land. The
District Board also called for the
creation of a, hospital construc-
tion oversight committee.
"As a businessperson, I'm
always conscious of spending tax
dollars in an expeditious and
responsible manner," said District
Commissioner Jonathan R. Satter,
who served as Chair of the Dis-
trict's Hospital Construction Advi-
sory Committee. "Oversight is
critical. This project is God's
work."


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Over the years, I've encoun-
tered a number of people who
have done self-destructive things.
Their acts come out of despera-
tion. I've hearing about a man
who fled to England accused of
killing his wife and child and the
supposed reason given was due
to business failure. I've known
people who have told me that
they've gotten out of bad rela-
tionships only to enter into a new
one and discovered they've com-
mitted to the same problems
with another face and this time
the frustration is worse.
A Spanish philosopher once
said. that, "those who don't learn
the lessons of history are doomed
to repeat them," and it applies to
individuals as well as nations. Des-
perate people do desperate things
if nothing is changed or learned.
Many sick people are among
those whosuffer day by day and
have to go on with life even if it is
a thousand times harder than
before an accident or illness. We
hear daily about those who com-
mit crimes to support addictions
and live in fear that perhaps we
will be victims of desperate peo-
ple doing desperate things to
support a habit they hate.
As I was reading about the
paralytic who was supported by
his friends, the desperation of ill-
ness and frustration jumped out
at me. The biblical account
(Mark 2:1-12) is about a man
who is paralyzed and carried
about by four of his friends. They


seek to find Jesus but the crowds
at his door are too great for them
to get near. Instead, they climb
up on the roof of his house, dig
through it and let the paralyzed
man down on the mat, which
was holding him. That's despera-
tion! Anyone who wants to see
someone so badly that he will
chop a hole in his roof to get in
certainly has a serious concern. I
imagine that most of us would
react very differently if it hap-
pened to us with a response
like, "tell him to give me a call" or
we'd call the police, or we'd be
shocked and say something like,
"You want a favor from me and
you've gone around tearing up
my roof?"
In fact, desperate people do
break into houses or lie or steal
or kill because their priorities are
so great that they see no way out
of their failure or sickness or
addiction.
The biblical account tells us
that the Lord sees their desperate
act as a sign of faith. Accordingly,
he provides the means for a cure
- in this case, forgiveness of
sins. I have seldom met someone
who has done something des-
perate who has explored all of
the choices available to him or
her and I believe that a lot of
tragedy could be prevented if
those who think they are at their
wits end would ask, "What else
is open to me?" Some of the
great victories that have been
accomplished have come
through "reframing" a problem
or difficulty that seemed insur-
mountable into a more manage-
able way.


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Arrest Reports


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
report is not a determination of
guilt. Anyone wishing to contact
the newspaper upon the final dis-
position of their case, may do so
for publication.
Hendry County
Sheriff Department

Arrest made in child
sex offense case
PORT LABELLE Hendry
County Sheriff Ronnie Lee reports
the arrest of Mitzi Ann Holland, age
22, of 4016 North Edgewater in Port
LaBelle. Acting on a complaint
from the mother of a minor,
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Investigators determined


that Holland had sex with a 14-year
old on three different occasions at
his home. Holland was charged
with Lewd and Lascivious Battery
and booked into the Hendry Coun-
ty Jail with a i.--. 11 bond.
Traffic stop nets
drugs and weapon
CLEWISTON A traffic stop
for speeding on Lewis Boulevard at
approximately 8:54 p.m. on Feb. 13
resulted in the arrest of 26-year-old
Laart Ronjik Gary of 929 Arkansas
Avenue, Clewiston. According to
Sheriff Ronnie Lee, when Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Road Patrol
Deputies stopped Gary for exces-
sive speed and asked him to step
out of his brown in color Oldsmo-
bile they noticed a bulging object
under his sweatshirt.


When asked if he had any
weapons on him he replied yes, at
which time he was placed in hand-
cuffs and a silver .380-caliber pistol
was removed from his person. An
inventory was made on Gary's
vehicle resulting in the discovery of
approximately 26 grams of
cocaine. Gary was charged with
Possession of Cocaine with intent
to sell and carrying a Concealed
Firearm and booked into the
Hendry County Jail with a bond set
at $18,500.
Belle Glade police
Department

Old school policing
The Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment announced the initiation of its
"positive old school policing proj-
ect". This program started on
Thursday, Feb. 16, and requires
trained police officers to STOP,
WALK, and TALK. This effort is a
community policing strategy
designed to improve relations with
the public, thus breaking down
many of the barriers that hinder
effective communications between
police and the public, especially
when communicating across cul-
tural barriers.
The effort will start with the
downtown Belle Glade area and
will eventually progress into each
of the Belle Glade communities.


This is a regular routine of officers
daily patrolling.
The public is urged to get to
know the police officers that are
there to serve and protect.
For further information, contact
either Albert Dowdell 11l, chief of
police, or Kenneth Holley, public
safety director, at (561) 996-7270.
Robbery suspect
arrested
The Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment has filed probable cause affi-
davits with the State Attorney's
Office for the arrest of David Walk-
er for three of the robberies that
were committed in the city the
weekend of Feb 10, 2006. Investi-
gators have indicated that two
additional charges will be filed
when statements and identifica-
tions are completed.
Walkerwas wounded during the
commission of one the crimes and
officers immediately notified sur-
rounding medical facilities of the
possibility of the suspect seeking
medical treatment. Walker was
arrested in Hendry County on other
charges, but was subsequently
identified as the culprit in the string
of crimes committed in Belle Glade.
Walker was recently released
from the Department of Correc-
tions and is currently being held in
the Palm Beach County Jail with no
bond.


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Deandre Johnson, 3, was fascinated by a a blue tongued
skink at the wildlife exhibit at Brighton Seminole Reserva-
tion in Glades County on Friday. Deandre was one of the
children who attended the festival as a school field trip.


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County needs the help of the
community to help locate a want-
ed fugitive as of Feb. 17, 2006.
His name is Lincoln Wallace.
He is described as a black male,
D.O.B: March 16, 1968. He is 5
feet and 6 inches tall and weighs
145 pounds he has black hair
and brown eyes. He last known
address is Runnyon Village, Belle
Glade his last known occupa-
tion is laborer.
He is wanted for Felony failure
to appear: Battery on a police offi-
cer, violation of probation: Pos-


session of mar-
ijuana, viola-
tion of proba-
tion: Petit theft.
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should have
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the where-
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CLEWISTON Nineteen
young ladies of Latin heritage will
be competing for the title of Miss &
Miss Teen Latina of the Glades 2006
on March 25 during Latin Party
Night at the Hendry County Fair.
Part of the, Organization, Miss
America Latin Pageant System, the
winners, in.both theMjis (ages 18
to 27) and Teen (ages 14 to 17) Lati-
na of Glades Pageant automatically
advance to the state of Florida finals
for Miss Florida Latina 2006. The
Miss Florida Latina winner
advances to represent the state in
the Miss Latina U.S. Pageant this fall
and the Miss Teen Latina U.S.
Pageant this summer. The Miss
Latina U.S. winner advances, repre-
senting the United States, to the
worldwide Miss America Latina
Pageant in June of 2007.
The Miss and Teen Latina of the
Glades Pageant are supported by
local merchants. The winners
receive a scholarship and also go
on to represent the area at the state
competition. Milagros Navarro, in
her fourth year as. pageant director
said, "The pageant helps keep the
Latin culture alive in our communi-
ty. The girls learn from each other. It
gives them an opportunity to show
that Latin women are not only
beautiful, but also smart individuals
wanting to succeed in today's
world. The opportunity to show-
case who they are and where they
come from, helps them to grow as
an individual, teaching self respect
for themselves and others."
The Glades area and Clewiston,
known as "America's Sweetest
Town" has a long history of pro-
ducing Latin Pageant winners. In
2004, Lissette Martinez was named
Miss Teen Florida Latina and repre-
sented the state at the Miss Teen


Latina U.S. Pageant in the Domini-
can Republic.
Last year, 21-year-old Monica
Herrera and 18-year-old Alexis
Rodriguez were named Miss Flori-
da Latina and Miss Teen Florida
Latina respectively. They represent-
ed the state of Florida at the Miss
Latina U.S. Pageant held in Cancun
Mexico last September.
Navarro said she was extremely
pleased to be holding her 2006
Pageant as part of the Hendry
County Fair. "This is one of the
largest public events in our area
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S By Twila Valentine
Edited by MaryAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers
of Florida was privileged to have
on staff a superb writer and his-
torian, Twila Valentine. Mrs.
Valentine wrote much about the
S history of the people and places
around Lake Okeechobee and
about the lake itself. Together
with Okeechobee's Betty
Williamson, President of the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
she co-authored a book, now in
its second printing, "Strolling
down Country Roads in Okee-
chobee."
The following story comes
from an article she wrote about
Father Michael Beerhalter.
Michael Beerhalter, a young
German priest, arrived in Ft.
Pierce in 1927; within weeks, he
was making regular trips to
Okeechobee. In those days, his
"parish" covered not only Saint
Anastasia's in Ft. pierce, but
Vero Beach, Cocoa, Rockledge,
Palm Bay, Fellsmere, and
Titusville as well as Okee-
chobee, Moore Haven and Canal
Point. He covered nearly 400
miles each week. Once a month
he came to Okeechobee to min-
ister to the Catholic congrega-
tion there once a month. He also
collected a treasure trove of
tales:
"1 liked to drive to Okee-
chobee, especially early in the
morning. When I was going to
say Mass, you would see all
kinds of snakes on the road.
Once, here came a bunch of
skunks! It looked like a litter of
about 10 or 12, you see. They
took their time going across the
road top and wait for them to get
across."
On one of his first trips to
Okeechobee in 1927, he


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recalled:
"The first time I stayed over,
there were a bunch of cows
around there. The church was
right on the edge of the prairie."
(The first Catholic Church in
Okeechobee was constructed
on "I had opened the window to
get some air. The next morning I
woke up to the head of one of
those cows sticking its head
right into mine right through the
window!"
"Oh, such a noise!" he
laughed.
And another tale follows:
"It's all together different
now. There's no comparison I
used to watch the crackers
come in and on Saturday night,
the town was busy. They used to
buy sugar 100 pounds at a
time. Those guys kept coming in
buying sugar, sugar, sugar. I
couldn't figure it out and
McCarthy (Dave) told me what
they were using all that sugar
for. They all had stills during pro-
hibition and they were making
moonshine. I had some of that
'shine," he recalled with a twin-
kle in his eye.
"Okeechobee was always
one of my favorite missions.
Okeechobee was different in
spirit and different in culture out
there. It was a relaxation to be
out there. They had their own
law, too," he said.
"The road from Ft. Pierce to


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The first Catholic Church in Okeechobee, where Father Beer-
halter had a rude awakening by a cow!


Okeechobee was paved, but
there was a railroad track; a nar-
row track down the middle of
the road. Sherman's Sawmill
was there and they took down
all the pine trees along there and
took them by rail to the
sawmill."
One date in those early years,
Father Beerhalter will never for-
get: September 16, 1928. Many
people still shudder to relive that
day. It was t he clay the ii, .11,
hurricane hit the Lake Okee-
chobee area and killed and esti-
mated 2,500 people. Many were
simply lost and never found
again.
"I started a mission in Canal
Point. I would go down there
and say Mass in a house there. A
family, a large family named
Thibedeaux lived there. They
had a large house for them
selves and some 12 children.
They were working on Connors
Highway. (Conners Highway
was a toll road built from West
Palm Beach to Okeechobee in
the 1920s.) It was like a wash-
board from Okeechobee to
Canal Point."
"The toll was higher than my
collection. So, I contacted the


man, Conners, a wealthy man, a
big shot. 1 told him what I was
up against and asked him if I
could get a pass and he said he
couldn't afford it and if he gave
me a pass he would have to give
passes to all the preachers."
"He was a good Catholic,"
said Father Beerhalter sarcasti-
cally. "He had offered to give
them (the Catholic Church)
$25,000 to build a church on
Palm Beach St. Edwards. Then
he wanted to back out of it and
when it was ready, the Jesuit
monks threatened to go to all
the newspapers all over the
country. He couldn't afford that
kind of publicity and came
across (with the money)."
"I started the mission there in
Canal Point," he said, returning
to his previous story. "They built
me a chapel, but I never got to
see it; the hurricane took it all
south. There was nothing left
but the floor."
"I came at a time to try a
man's soul," he said one time.
"First the hurricane in 1928, with
over 2,000 lives lost, then the
Stock Market crashed in 1929
and the parish was too poor to
pay its street assessment."


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day, Feb. 22 through Sunday,
March 5, representatives from the
Christian Reformed World Relief
Committee (CRWRC) will be
doing a door-to-door Hurricane
Wilma damage assessment
around Clewiston, Hendry and
Glades County. Often called
"Green Shirts" for the green shirts
they wear, these dedicated individ-
uals go door to door to document
present and possibly future needs
of individuals in a community.
This information is then
processed and given to case man-
agers, who work to help those indi-
viduals in need connect to people
and resources that might help
meet that need.
Assisting the CRWRC will be
members from Project Hope, a.k.a.
"yellowshirts".
"We are blessed to have them
help us," shared John Hicks, Pastor
of First United Methodist Church of
Clewiston and member of the
Community Rebuilding Ecumeni-
cal Workforce (C.R.E.W.) who
invited CRWRC to come. "They
will help give us a more accurate


"We just found out about a 72-year-old lady in
Montura who still had holes in her trailer. We
were able to patch those holes and more, but I
am sure there are still many more like her that
we have no knowledge of. This door-to-door
assessment will help us find and help them."
',hn Hicks,
Pastor of First United Methodist Church of C('h:c -,..


picture of the unmet and future
needs of those in our community
who took a hit from Hurricane
Wilma. We can then start taking
actions to help these people help
themselves get resituated and re-
established."
C.R.E.W, a community group
of civic, social, service, and faith
based agencies and organizations,
along with concerned individuals
and businesses formed to address
the physical, emotional, and spiri-
tual needs of the community in the
restoration and rebuilding of their
homes, has been meeting regularly
and has already done work around


the community.
"We just found out about a 72-
year-old lady in Montura who still
had holes in her trailer," Hicks said.
"We were able to patch those
holes and more, but I am sure
there are still many more like her
that we have no knowledge of.
This door-to-door assessment will
help us find and help them."
In addition to the door-to-door
assessment, there will be an
opportunity for people who are still
in need of Hurricane Wilma relief
assistance to register at a walk-in
center on Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.
until 3 p.m. at the Harlem Civic


Center in Harlem or the Montura
Ranch Club House in Montura.
Walk-in centers will also be open
on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m.
until 3 p.m., at First- United
Methodist Church in Clewiston or
First United Methodist Church in
Moore Haven.
"I've been told that we had
about 468 homes declared un-
inhabitable, and that our county
had over 5,050 FEMA applica-
tions," stated. Hicks. "We still have
a lot of needs, and we are still hir-
ing caseworkers to help us be
ready for the many needs expected
to surface in this assessment. The
main individuals we will be work-
ing with are those who are still in
dire need and assistance even after
assistance from FEMA, insurance,
and other available resources. Our
heart is to help the people help
themselves, not just do things for
them to give them a hand up,
not just a hand out. Our goal is to
help them become self-sufficient
and productive again."
For more information, people
can call (863) 983-4316 or e-mail
CREWheadquarters@aol.com.


IN COMPLIANCE WITH CHAPTER
193.122,(2), FLORIDA STATUTES,
HENDRY COUNTY PROPERTY
OWNERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED
THAT THE 2005 HENDRY COUNTY
TAX ROLLS, INCLUDING PROPER-
TIES REVIEWED BY THE VALUE
ADJUSTMENT BOARD, WERE CER-
TIFIED FOR COLLECTION TO THE
COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR ON
FEBRUARY 14, 2006

KRISTINA A. KULPA, CFA, ASA
HENDRY COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER


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Employee
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On Thursday, Feb. 1, Mrs. Mary
0. Evans, principal of Glade View
Elementary announced Ms. Tamar
Wisdom as the employee of the
month for February. Ms. Wisdom
has worked at Glade View Elemen-
tary for six years and currently
serves as a fourth grade teacher.
Ms. Wisdom is a dedicated, patient,
caring and concerned teacher. She
always encourages her students to
give their best efforts in everything
they strive to achieve. Ms. Wisdom
states, "God is the source of her
success in the classroom." She also
credits her success to the support
from the administration and staff.
Ms. Wisdom established the GVE
Princess Cruise Line, a program to
help students make real world con-
nections with having students com-
plete job applications and learn
about business management.
Glade View Elementary thanks Ms.
Tamar Wisdom for her commit-
ment and dedication to Glade View
Elementary School.
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Submitted to INI/Jessie Terry
Student of the month, Rotasha
Hill.

Character Counts
Award to student
Mrs. Mary O. Evans, Principal of
Glade View Elementary School is
proud to announce Rotasha Hill,
student at Glade View Elementary
School, for the Palm Beach Post
Character Counts Award for her
extraordinary distinguished per-
sonality. Rotasha is very dedicated
to her academics and is extremely
committed to her schoolwork.
She is a well-rounded student
who exemplifies character educa-
tion through her work ethics and
her personality towards all students
at Glade View Elementary School.
She has demonstrated through her
demeanor that success, goals, and
dreams are not impossible.
Rotasha Hill is worthy of this
Palm Beach Post Character Counts
Award because of all her special
efforts that she has manifested.
Spelling Bee
competition
Glade View Elementary School
sponsored its Annual Spelling Bee
Competition on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at
9 a.m. in the media center. Parents,
community members and special
guests were in attendance. We are
happy to announce our First Place
Winner was Marken Vilson from
Ms. Robertson's fourth grade class
and Rosa Almicar from Ms. Hill's
fifth grade class. Mrs. Teresa Bled-
soe, SAI teacher and spelling bee
sponsor, went along with Marken
Vilson to represent Glade View Ele-
mentary at the Palm Beach County
Spelling Bee Competition at the
Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.
FCAT Writing Rally
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held a FCAT Writing Rally for their


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fourth grade students on Monday,
Feb. 6. The fourth grade team,
along with reading coach Ms. Hes-
ter, reviewed writing strategies as
a last minute reminder to prepare
students for the FCAT Writing Plus
Exam. They shared strategies to
help students with their planning,
story starters, and using appropri-
ate transition words. At the con-
clusion of the program, Mrs.
Evans shared with the parents and
students words of encouragement
and ways to help them come to
school ready to write for the next
day. The school administered the
FCAT Writing Exam Feb. 7 and
Feb. 8.
Canal Point
Elementary School

School Family Math
Night Celebration
Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal
Point Elementary School hosted
its 100th Day of School Family
Math Night Celebration on Thurs-
day, Feb. 9. One hundred fifty stu-
dents and their parents participat-
ed in fun filled activities while
enjoying pizza and soda. Students
also received 100-Day glasses,
pins and many other prizes!
Thank you to the students, parents
and staff who made this fun night
possible!
Yearbooks are on sale
Our yearbook is on sale for $12.
Get yours now! It is a great way to
remember an exciting school year!
Please put payment in an envelope
with your student /teacher's name
and grade level. You may pay by
cash or check/money order. The
check or money order needs to be
made out to Kathryn E. Cunning-
ham/Canal Point Elementary
School.
Students visited Glades Health-
care on Valentines Day to deliver
cards made by students in PREK-
6th grade. They also handed out
goodies and special paper flowers
to the residents. The student body-
realizes how important it is to give
to others in our community.
Bbti

FCAT pep rally
Our FCAT PEP Rally will be
held on Thursday Feb. 23 at 10
a.m. Students in grades 3-6 will
attend a "Tailgating Party" as we
get pumped up for the FCAT!
Parents who would like to come
out and support their students
are welcome to attend!
Dates to note
Feb. 23 Professional Devel-
opment Day (1/2 Day students)
Feb. 23 FCAT PEP RALLY
Feb. 27 FCAT testing
begins
March 2 Dr. Suess' Reading
Celebration 6 p.m.
March 16 fourth grade to
Animal Kingdom
March 17 spring fling
March 20-24 spring break


Pahokee
Middle/Senior
High School

SAC meeting to be
held February 27
To parents, community and
friends the Pahokee Middle/Senior
High School monthly SAC meeting
will be held on Monday, Feb. 27 at
6:30 p.m. in the school multi pur-
pose room. We look forward to
seeing you at the meeting
FCAT is here!
Students will be taking the test
starting Feb. 27 through March 10.
Parents please make sure your
child attends school during this
time. Thankyou!


Submitted to INI/Jill Sconyers
Vice president's list
Ramsey G. Baughman, son of Jill Sconyers and the late
Denny Baughman of Belle Glade, is on the vice president's
list at Lake City Community College for the 2005 Fall
Semester. Ramsey will graduate as a Commercial/Resi-
dential Irrigation Technician from Lake City IN 2006.


Submitted to INI
Students from Glades Day returned from poetry competition where they competed to have
their individual pieces of work published.

A new generation of poets: Glades Day

students excel in communication


Of the many forms that com-
position can take, some would
argue that poetry is the hardest.
It is a portrayal of thought, emo-
tion or belief expressed with
special attention to the sound
and rhythm, the flow of the
words. An exceptional poem
might be a lengthy ballad full of
exposition, or it might be some-
thing much briefer: A flash or
imagery in a handful of words.
Regardless of the length or
content, however, there is one
crucial aspect, which ties all
poetry together. That aspect is
the response of the reader, the
enjoyment received when the
writer chooses to share his or
her art with others.
That being said, Glades Day
School would like to whole-
heartedly congratulate those
students who were chosen to be
published in this year's Creative
Communication contest. This
poetry contest was open to high


school students, and those win-
ners chosen will have their
poems published in a anthology
titled A Celebration of Young
Poets.
No less than 16 students from
Miss Riccio's English classes at
Glades Day were selected for the
honor! In the 7-9th grade divi-
sion, the winners were: Savanah
Benham (8), Ashely Causey (8),
Charles Garcia (8), David Jack-
son (8), Uriah Johnson (8) and
Anna Roa (8). In the 10-12th
grade division, the winners
were: Jennifer Alexander (10),
Brooke Allen (10), Jessica Bair
(10), Natalie Harville (10),
Shirley Holley (11), Chris LeCroy
(10), Haley McMillan (11), Han-
nah Sloan (10), Keith Tracy (10)
and Tamara Villatoro (10).
The high member of students
chosen to be published has also
placed Glades Day School into
the top 10 percent of schools
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SOUTH BAY Scientists and
biologists were at the South Bay
marina last week trying to repair
the damage that Hurricane
Wilma caused in the Glades area
- one plan tat a time.
One of the plants affected by
the torrential conditions of the
hurricane was the Okeechobee
Gourd, a hard-to-find plant that is
known to grow only in Lake
Okeechobee area and a few scat-
tered sites throughout Florida.
Last week, a team of scientists
and biologists with the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict and the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers traveled to the South
Bay marina to transport the
plants, which had been blown
clear off the water, to a safer loca-
tion in Belle Glade. With a mas-
sive clean up effort at the lake
about to get underway, the team
hoped to rescue the plants before
they are hauled away with the
debris.
Mike Bodle, with the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, happened upon the plants
while visiting the South Bay mari-
na after the storm. Taking a
glance at the debris on the sides
of the dike, he figured that the
Okeechobee Gourds would be
among the plants in the heavy
vegetation. His hunch proved
right when he immediately found
bunches of them hidden in the
weeds.
"I thought they would be
here," he said last week, holding a
perfect specimen of the plant in


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Richard Moyroud was one of several volunteers last week
helping to transport the endangered Okeechobee Gourd to
an alternative site after the damage they suffered from the
recent hurricane.


his hand. "To be responsible, we
are going to take them (to anoth-
er site). We should give it a sec-
ond look."
The gourds have grown in
recent months atop tons of debris
that has been collected on the
edges of the dike. There, where
the mangled dirt and vegetation
piled up in heaps, the gourds
sprouted effortlessly.
The team gathered them care-
fully in plastic containers and
hauled as many as they could find
to a site on Torry Island in Belle
Glade, working through the cold


morning until well into the day.
The plant itself is unremark-
able, members of the rescue team
said during the operation. Its
main distinguishing features
include heart-shaped leaves that
grow from it and small, circular
gourds it releases from its vines
once it has reached maturity.
At the time of the rescue mis-
sion, the scientists estimated the
plants were approximately two
months old, yet had long, flowing
vines reaching deep into the
debris. The soft ground around
the plants, an almost perfect com-


The Okeechobee Gourd is listed as one of the few endangered plants in Florida.


post, made it easy enough for the
biologists and scientists to gently
pull the plants from the dirt.
Like an old magician pulling
an endless string of napkins from
his pocket, the scientists dug up
the plants, taking careful note of
the gentle stems, and talking
botany as they worked through
the soil and muck.
"The timing is perfect. If they
were any bigger, they would be
impossible to manage," said
Richard Moyroud, a member of
the Florida Endangered Plant
Council, one of the volunteers of


the mission. Mr. Moyroud, who
grows the Okeechobee Gourd at
his private nursery in Delray, said
it is necessary to preserve the
plant for future generations
though they are not of any proven
ecological importance. Feasted
on by early Mastodons and sloth,
the gourd is occasionally eaten
today by wild rabbits.
The plant is listed on the
endangered species list, a quality
that is relatively uncommon for a
Florida plant. Growing around the
lake, its habitat is the pond apple
population found in and around


the lake, though the plant also
favors alligator nests where little
other plant competition exists.
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resilient plant finds itself quite at
home on the beaches of Lake
Okeechobee, where the constant
sway in the water's fluctuation
actually encourages its rapid
growth along the shores and
marshlands. The exposed dirt
when water levels are low prove
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plants, which then grow at a rate
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Community Briefs


2006 Harvest
Queen Pageant
The pageant is open to female
residents of (or those that attend
school in) Belle Glade, Pahokee, or
South Bay Area. She must be at
least 16 years old but no older than
21 on the date of the pageant. She
must have never been married,
have no children and not pregnant
at this time. She will have conduct-
ed and will conduct herself with
good citizenship and good moral
character. Contestant's sponsor
may be from anywhere but must
be of good character. The Belle
Glade Lions Club and the Glades
Campus of Palm Beach Communi-
ty College sponsor the Pageant.
Applications can be picked up at
the Belle Glade Chamber of Com-
merce 540 South Main Street Belle
Glade, (561) 996-2745. The Appli-
cation Deadline for the entry form,
sponsor form and sponsor fee is
March 3 at Fidelity Federal Bank
and Trust 800 S. Main Street, Feder-
al Bank and Trust..The Pageant will
take place April 1, at the Dolly Hand
Cultural Arts Center.
Black Gold welcomes
entertainers
This year's Black Gold Jubilee
Committee welcomes entertainers
to the annual festival. Singers,
dancers, musicians, comedians
and other interested entertainers
who want to participate in the festi-
val are asked to stop by the Belle
Glade Chamber of Commerce to
pick up an application to become a
part of the festival. If you are inter-


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Bernard Kenneth
Rolle Morris


Water
Continued From Page 1
being read, or that it is being read
incorrectly. The new system will
virtually eliminate that, the man-
ager said.
The new water meters will be
easier to keep track of, Ms. Lati-
more said. Instead of going to
every home in the city and check-
ing individual water meters, the
new system will allow the city to
-download the information of a


Theatre
Continued From Page 1
atre, where city officials said the
most work is required. "What is
of historic value is the exterior,"
said Ms. Latimore. "If you look at
the interior, it's totally gone."
The commission reviewed
early design plans at last week's
city meeting, viewing the differ-
ent configurations available for
the interior, including fixed and


Theft
Continued From Page 1
Detective Alderman had been
patrolling the area late Wednes-
day night, early Thursday last
week, when he spotted a light
coming from one of the nearby
fields. As he drove toward the
light, located approximately four
miles west of 20-mile-bend, the
lights went out completely.
The detective lost sight of the
light momentarily and continued
to drive in the general direction
when he saw a flash of a vehi-
cle's brake lights come on. He
soon found a 1995 Ford F-250 on
Boy Plantation, property owned
by U.S. Sugar that houses several
portable fuel tanks each with


ested in learning more, please call
Barbara Milligan, 996-6429, or the
chamber of commerce, 996-2745.
Black Gold Jubilee
photo contest
The Black Gold Jubilee photog-
raphy contest will take place April
8. for more information or details
on rules, entry guidelines and cate-
gories please call Karen Corbin
(561) 996-6851 or Sara Phillips
(561) 996-2745. Deadline for entry
is March 24 at 5 p.m.
Black Gold Festival
The annual Black Gold Festival
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 information,
call (561) 996-2298. Applications
are available at the Belle Glade
Chamber of Commerce.
Manager needed
for elderly project
City of South Bay is looking for a
volunteer site manger for its hot
meals for the elderly project in the
city of South Bay, if you are interest-
ed in serving as the volunteer site
manger for the city of South Bay,
please contact Ms. Erika Dennard
at (561) 996-6751 Monday-Friday
from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free nursing
assistant course
The Community Prayer Wor-
ship Center is giving back to our
local community. To help pro-
mote job growth by providing


Police
Continued From Page 1
The building had previously
been staffed by members of the
police department until recent
hurricanes damaged the roof,
forcing the department to a tem-
porary facility miles away from its
old quarters. The building and the
evidence room were unsuper-
vised at the time of the robbery.


specific block, for example, and
have the information ready for
review at the city. The system
reduces the possibility of human
error.
In her initial report to commis-
sioners, Ms. Latimore said the
approximate''ost of the replace-
ment of the water meters is just
above $1 million when using the
proposed system. She urged
commissioners to consider
requesting the county to re-desig-
nate approximately $400,000 in
Community Development Block


flexible designs for the seating
area. The design team showed
off a number of options like a
stage that can be stowed away
and seating rows that can be
hidden for large gatherings.
Dances and banquets, as well as
the possibility of using the the-
atre as a reception can be
accommodated.
The commission seemed to
agree that designing with flexi-
bility in mind would best suit the
use of the building as a commu-


1,000-gallon capacities. They
were parked near one of the fuel
tanks when they jumped in their
truck and fled from the scene.
The detective and the sus-
pects made their way through
about seven miles of rough field
with the suspects driving with
their front and rear lights off.
The detective caught up with
them on the highway and appre-
hended the two suspects.
Detectives found the truck
outfitted with fuel tanks that
looked like a part of the body
itself, custom-built to hide hun-
dreds of gallons of fuel from
sight. In the past, the suspects
had used a van and a battery-
operated pump to steal fuel, but
were found using a much more
sophisticated pump built into


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free nursing assistant courses as a
part to help after the storm. The
C.N.A. course has already gained
25 young women and men who
were eager to enroll in this
course. Many are single parents
or have suffered job loss related
to Hurricane Wilma. Classes
started Dec. 5 and is twice a week
from 5-9 p.m. Monday and
Thursday. If you are interested in
this free course, call (561) 996-
7276 for more information.
Support our troops
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade will be sending packages
of much needed items to our
military men in Iraq. If you have
a friend or a loved one serving in
Iraq and would like us to send
them a package of supplies, give
us their contact information in
Iraq. We want to make sure our
troops from the Glades are
receiving support from their
community. For more informa-
tion please contact Elizabeth
Cayson, Support-Our-Troops
Wish List Chairperson at 996-
0129.
H.O.EE Meetings
Citizens of the city of South
Bay have recently formed a
group called H.O.P.E. "Helping
Others Pursue Equality." This is
due to the monthly increase in
our water and sewer bills and
will decide our course of action.
Meetings are scheduled the first
Wednesday of every month in
the Miracle by Faith Fellowship
Hall, 1035 N.W. 1 Street, South
Bay. Your attendance will make a
difference.


Police have been heavily
focused on finding all the sus-
pects involved and recovering
the weapons taken from the evi-
dence room. It is the only way
that the police department will
make up for lowering its guard,
the chief said.
Chief Dowdell takes responsi-
bility for not being aware of the
threat posed by keeping the evi-
dence at the old station unsuper-
vised. "It's an embarrassment to


Grant money toward the pur-
chase and installation of the sys-
tem.
Ms. Latimore said she expect-
ed the system to help the city to
keep track of its water supply,
especially now, less than two
years before the regional water
plant is in operation and commit-
ted to finding additional sources
of funding to help pay for the
water meters.
The regional water plant
promises to provide citizens in
the Glades with clean drinking


nity center, as well as a theatre.
"That building is a cash cow,"
said Mayor J.P. Sasser. "And we
do need a community center in
the community. We kill two
birds with one stone."
The city is reaching out to the
community as it looks to estab-
lish a task force comprised of
locals in the arts to oversee
some aspects of the project. Sev-
eral meetings organized recently
by the city have been set to hear
the recommendations of the


the truck that ran off of the
engine itself. The system fea-
tured quick-release valves and
75 feet of additional hose.
Detectives say they have no
doubt that the truck was built for
the purpose of stealing fuel. At
first glance, Detective Alderman
believed the truck belonged to
U.S. Sugar because of its strong
resemblance to the trucks used
by the company.
They arrested Idelfonso
Alfonso, 47, of Belle Glade and
Luis Pablo Herrera, 40, also of
Belle Glade on the charges of
grand theft and trespassing.
Alfonso and Herrera are both on
probation on unrelated charges,
for operating a chop shop and
driving under the influence,
respectively. Alfonso at the time


Family counseling
available
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless and
out of control, especially if you
are the family member or friend
of an addict. Narconon Arrow-
head can help. Narconon offers
free counseling, assessments
and referrals to rehabilitation
centers nationwide by calling
(800) 468-6933 or log onto
www.stopaddiction.com. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call Nar-
conon now.
Post-hurricane
counseling
The Youth Service Bureau, a
program of Palm Beach County
Division of Youth Affairs, serves
children from birth through age
17 and provides individual and
family counseling at no cost to
families in Palm Beach County.
As hurricane Frances and its after-
math has heightened the prob-
lems and stress level for families
in Palm Beach County, the Youth
Service Bureau wants to reach
out to those families and offer the
help of licensed therapists who
will listen to their experience and
help them cope. Any parent or
adolescent needing help should
call the Youth Service Bureau
office at 992-1233 (Glades) to
obtain an appointment.
Weight Watchers meet
Weight Watchers of the
Glades meet Thursdays 5-6 p.m.
at the Sugar Cane Growers Coop-
erative, on the fourth floor.


the police department," the chief
said earlier this week in a tele-
phone interview. "There is noth-
ing that can make me feel good
because I dropped the ball."
Recovering-the guns from the
streets is the department's high-
est priority at the moment.
"I want to make sure that my
mistakes are not maximized by
someone getting hurt," Chief
Dowdell said.


water and will be supplied in bulk
amounts to municipalities. The
problem arises, Ms. Latimore
argued, if errors are made in the
billing versus the actual supply
and it will be the city that will foot
the bill.
By maintaining an accurate
view of the usage of its cus-
tomers, the city will then be able
to measure leaks that will show
up as sudden surges in the sys-
tem and avoid having to pay for a
much larger portion of unused
water.


community in regards to the the-
atre.
The theatre had been run
most recently by a private man-
ager before talks of him pur-
chasing the building as part of
his lease agreement broke
down. The theatre was host to
dances and movie screenings,
among other events, but also
became a source of contention
after a number of the events
grew out of control and required
police intervention.


of his arrest was employed by
U.S. Sugar as an equipment
operator and was assigned to the
general area where he was spot-
ted stealing the fuel.
"We think they are responsi-
ble for a lot of the thefts, but they
were trying to make it through
stealth this time," said Detective
Fincannon. According to the
detective, the fuel the suspects
target is a special red fuel that is
used in tractors and other agri-
culture equipment. Because
there is no tax involved in the
sale of the fuel, it is illegal to use
it in commercial vehicles.
Both suspects remain in jail
on $100,000 bond. Idelfonso
Alfonso celebrates his 48th birth-
day on Monday.


We would like to express our
sincere gratitude for all of the
love and support during the loss
of our father, son and brother.
We thank you for every act of
Kindness that was shown to us
during this most stressful time in
our lives. The calls, cards, flowers
,. \ and food were so helpful. We are
especially grateful for all of your
prayers. To the Good Shepherd
Church of God Church Family,
for everything you did, we offer a
special thank you. We also thank
the First United Methodist in
Pahokee for the use of their
fellowship hall. We will treasure
these acts of kindness sin our
hearts.
i ^The Family of
Joe Harry Usher, Jr.


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Tigers' (15-3) season
ends after regional
loss to Lely

By Bill Fabian

CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton Tigers' boys' basketball team
wrapped up its nearly perfect
season after ascending to the
regional quarterfinal game
against Lely Feb. 16.
Tiger Head Coach Willie Lee
led the Tigers at home after win-
ning the district championship,
with victories against South Fort
Myers, Cypress Lake, and Lemon
Bay during the District 4A-11
tournament at Estero.
The regional quarterfinal
game started off with a quick
scoring drive by Clewiston. After
giving up six straight points, the
Lely Trojans finally settled in
defensively and began to show
an ability to anticipate the Tiger
offensive schemes.
Jasper Hunter and David Hol-
ligan provided the majority of
points for the Tigers in the first


half. Hunter scored nine points,
and Holligan put up another
seven, including a three-pointer
that dropped true with seconds
remaining, putting the Tigers in
the lead at halftime 22-20.
Consistent defensive play on
both sides kept the game close,
but the Trojans began to make
their move in the third quarter.
The Trojans pressed for 15
points in the third, as the Tigers
tried to adjust to a deep and
well-disciplined Lely roster. Tiger
sophomore Aundra Williams
was good for five points and a
solid rebounding performance
in the third, but the Trojans led
35-33 going into the final quar-
ter.
The Trojans began to make
crucial shots from the outside,
including a three-point bucket
by senior guard Evan Taylor that
gave Lely the two-point advan-
tage with 11 seconds left to play.
The Tigers could not capital-
ize on three foul shots that could
have closed the two-point
deficit, and Lely won the game
45-43.


INI/Bill Fabian
Tiger Head Coach Willie Lee led the Tigers at home after win-
ning the district championship, with victories against South
Fort Myers, Cypress Lake, and Lemon Bay during the District
4A-11 tournament at Estero.


Lake Area Varsity 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 cover-
age, request a sports information
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 submit-
ting this information to us.

Winter Sports
Schedules
Wrestling
Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lakeland

Spring Sports
Schedules

Glades Day
Baseball
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-
IJI 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 7p.m.
Softball
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
Fest2006
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 touma-
ment
April 18-21: District championship
tournament
Track and Field
Feb. 28: At Clewiston 5 p.m.
March 7: At American Heritage
(Plantation) 3:30 p.m.
March 16: At Moore Haven 3:30
p.m.
March 30: At Palm Beach Qualifier
TBA


SMatch 11: Hosts St. Edwards 1 March 31: At Clewiston Invitational
p.m. 3:30 p.m.
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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
(Delray) 7 p.m.
March 30: At Benjamin 4 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Summit Christian 4
p.m.
April 6: At John Carroll 6 p.m.


Clewiston High School
Varsity Baseball
Feb. 24: Hosts Lemon Bay 7 p.m.
Feb. 28: At American Heritage 4
p.m.
March 3: At Estero 7 p.m.
March 10: Hosts Dunbar 6 p.m.
March 14: Hosts Evangelical Christ-
ian 6:30 p.m.


Sports in Brief


Lifeguards needed
CLEWISTON The city of
Clewiston Recreation Department
is hiring Red Cross Certified life-
guards for the 2006 summer term.
Starting pay is $9 per hour. Appli-
cations are available at Clewiston
City Hall.

Lifeguard training
CLEWISTON Red Cross life-
guard training first meeting will
be at 5 p.m. at the Youth Center
March 28. Must be 16 years of age.
Classes are $150 per person. Call
the Youth Center at 983-1492 to
sign up.

Tournaments
are coming
CLEWISTON Starting
March 4-5, Bass Busters will be
kicking off their Big Bucks tourna-
ments in Clewiston, on Lake
Okeechobee. There will be addi-
tional tournaments held April 8- 9,
May 6- 7, and June 10-11. The Big
Bucks Tournaments allow for
larger paybacks and more prizes.
These are two-day events with


total two-day weight winning the
tournaments. Multiple places will
be paid based on the number of
participants. Entries may be
picked up at local bait and tackle
shops, on the Bass Busters Web
site at
www.bassbustersflorida.com or
by calling Chris Fickey at (941)
232-9539. The Team entry is $200
and includes the Big Bass Jackpot
and all tournaments run from
Safelight to 3 p.m. Sign-ups are
also accepted up until tourna-
ment start time at the city ramp in
Clewiston.

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


ilrs.,,s who o e the
Taxpayers who owe the IRS


must read-this
If you owe $10,000 or more in past
due taxes, there are four solutions:
(1) You can pay it in )ll, This is, of
course. %,ur h si oplimn.
(2) You can pay it off with a credit
card. This is not a good solution-
unless you can pay off your credit
card in full quickly. Besides, the IRS
charges you a hetty "convenience"
fee.
(3) You can borrow from a friend or
relative. You already know this is not
a good idea.
(4) You can use the equity in your
home to pay off your debts,
This is your best option and we
have the best program.
ONE, we guarantee the lowest rate
in writing. We will beat all offers-or
we'll pay you $250.
TWO, we will not increase your
rate even if you have a low credit
score.


before April 15
We don't let our computer tell us
what to do. We can give you a loan
when others say no even if you have
a "low" crdii .cotre
TI IREE. there's an excellent chance
your loan will be approved. We
app1ro e 6 out of 7 applicants.
And some of these people have
credit scores below 540. You have an
86% chance of getting a loan-no
matter your situation.
Why must you call before April
15? Because you don't know what
the IRS may do after April 15. They
may garnish your wages, seize your
car or ec.n lforec'loe o,,ur house.
There's no reason to owe the IRS if
you have equity in your home. We
can tell you-free of charge-and
over the phone if you qualify. Open 7
days,
Call 1-800-700-1242, ext. 304


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March 17: At South Ft. Myers 7 p.m.
March 21: Hosts Cypress Lakes 7
p.m.
March 28: At Riverdale 7 p.m.
March 29: Hosts Sebring 7 p.m.
March 31: At LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 4: Hosts LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 6: At Evangelical Christian 7
p.m.
April 7: Hosts American Heritage 6
p.m.
April 11: At Glades Day 4 p.m.
April 14: Hosts Lake Placid 7 p.m.
April 18: At Moore Haven 7 p.m.
April 20: Hosts Bishop Verot 6 p.m.
April 25-26, 28: Districts at Lemon
Bay
Softball
Feb. 24: Hosts Lemon Bay 7 p.m.
Feb. 28: At Lake Placid 7:30 p.m.
March 1: Hosts Bishop Verot 7 p.m.
March 3: At Estero 7 p.m.
March 6: Hosts SWFC 5 p.m.
March 10: Hosts Dunbar6 p.m.
March 13: Hosts Cypress Lakes 7
p.m.
March 14: At Immokalee 7 p.m.
March 17: At South Ft. Myers 7 p.m.
March 28: At Riverdale 7 p.m.
March 30: Hosts Avon Park 7 p.m.
March 31: At LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 4: Hosts LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 6: At Glades Day 5 p.m.
April 10: Hosts King's Academy 7
p.m.
April 11: Host Immokalee7 p.m.
April 13: At Moore Haven 7 p.m.
Tennis


Feb. 28: Boys and girls Hosts
Riverdale 3:30 p.m.
March 7: Boys Hosts Sebring 4
p.m.
March 16: Girls at LaBelle, boys
host LaBelle 4 p.m.
March 28: Girls host Sebring 4 p.m.
March 30: Boys and girls at
Immokalee 4 p.m.
April 3: Girls at Lake Placid, boys
host Lake Placid 4 p.m.
April 6: Boys and girls host
Immokalee
April 13: Boys and girls at Okee-
chobee4 p.m.
Track
Feb. 24: At Riverdale TBA
Feb. 28: Hosts LaBelle/Immokalee
5p.m.
March 2: At Sebring Relays 4:30
p.m.
March 7: At American Heritage 3:30
p.m.
March 9: Girls at Palmetto Ridge
TBA
March 10: Boys at Edison Relays 3
p.m.
March 14: At LaBelle 4 p.m.
March 17: At Bishop Verot Invita-
tional TBA
March 31: Hosts Clewiston Invita-
tional 3:30 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Charlotte/Moore
Haven 5 p.m.
April 7: At LaBelle Invitational 4 p.m.
April 11: Districts at Golden Gate 1


snow well at state


By Mark Young

LAKELAND While South
Lake's athletic prowess generally
leans towards the gridiron, the
area's schools made several
impressive statements at this past
weekend's state wrestling finals.
Clewiston High School's Kris
Smith turned many a head dur-
ing his stellar sophomore sea-
son last year and Smith would
back it up with a district cham-
pionship, a regional runner-up
championship, and a fourth
place showing in the 1A
wrestling finals held at the
Lakeland Civic Center from
Feb. 16-18.
The 140-pound Tiger grap-
pler entered day one of the tour-
nament against Hernando's
Jesse Graham and emerged
with a commanding 9-4 deci-
sion victory in key first round
action. The victory put Smith in
a good position as the day-tWo
action heated up with Smith tak-
ing the mat against the returning
state champion from Jupiter
Christian, Andre Johnson.
It would be the champ's
most grueling and challenging
match of the tournament, but
Johnson did manage to take a
9-5 decision against Smith.
Johnson cruised through the
remainder of the competition
to claim his second straight
state title while Smith was
forced into the loser's bracket.
Smith came ready to dig
himself out of the hole on the
final day of competition and
found himself staring into the
face of his greatest wish for the
tournament and that was to
face off against Palmetto
Ridge's Clynt Hadley who had
defeated Smith for the regional
championship in a controver-
sial match where Hadley
scored the winning move with
two seconds left in the match
that left Smith settling for sec-
ond place.
Smith came into the match
after picking up another victory
as he downed Joe Santiago in a
9-8 decision victory.
Even more than a shot at the
state title, Smith was hoping for
a rematch along the way and
was granted "sweet revenge"
with an 11-4 victory over
Hadley, knocking his regional
competition out of the state


tournament.
Smith took the momentum
into the championship bracket
and knocked off Dusty Fellow
in a 2-1 decision before drop-
ping a 3-2 decision to Clay's
Andy Milburn who would go on
to finish third.
All three grapplers who
placed over Smith are graduat-
ing seniors, giving Smith the
nod as the state favorite when
he returns for his final year of
competition next season.
Smith's success, as well as
the overall success of a young
Tiger squad can be credited to
what some people are calling
the best coaching staff in the
state led by former All-Ameri-
can Jess Alford who has sur-
rounded himself with a group
of 20-somethings, all former
All-Americans as well.
But one coach who proba-
bly stands out the most is the
mother/coach of Moore
Haven's Trey Toms who has
taken her son the distance as
Moore Haven's one-man
wrestling team.
Toms concluded 1A
wrestling action in the 135-
pound weight class division
with a sixth place finish. Toms
opened up the tournament with
a 3-1 decision in first round
action and concluded second
round action with an 8-6 deci-
sion before dropping his final
two matches against the even-
tual state champion who hand-
ed Toms a 10-6 loss. Toms went
up against the eventual fourth
place finisher who managed to
squeak out a 3-0 victory to end
Toms' hunt for state glory.
Glades Central also sent one
wrestler onto state and the 125-
pound Dolphilio Success
would also claim sixth place.
Success opened up the tourna-
ment in a similar fashion after
claiming back to back close
decisions, with Success win-
ning his first round action with
a 2-1 victory and went on to
claim a 3-1 decision in the sec-
ond round.
Success launched himself
into the championship bracket
with an impressive 10-5 deci-
sion in round three before hav-
ing to default his next two
matches, one of which went to
LaBell's Colin Sparks who
ended the tournament in fifth
place.


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Dealership shares tips for saving fuel


CLEWISTON With Flori-
da's average gasoline prices hov-
ering right around $2.42 per gal-
lon, Hampton Chrysler Dodge
Jeep has some tips to help cus-
loniers maximize the fuel econ-
omy of their vehicles.
"The pressure at the pump
can be particularly difficult for
drivers, but there are some easy
ways to cut down the amount of
fuel you're using without cutting
,down on the time you spend
behind the wheel," says Dennis
Hampton with Hampton
Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Clewis-
ton.
Hampton Chrysler Dodge
Jeep offers a range of Chrysler
Group products, several which
include fuel-saving technologies
such as Multi-Displacement Sys-
tem (MDS), which can improve


fuel savings by up to 20 percent.
In addition, there are additional
measures drivers can irmmedi-
ately take to enhance fuel econo-
my:
Modifying
Driving Habits
Slow down. Every five mph
over 65 mph can decrease fuel
economy by as much as seven
percent.
Use modest acceleration
when possible, minimizing "jack
rabbit" starts.
Prudent use of air condi-
tioning and other accessories
such as interior lighting and
heated seats.
Use cruise control to help
maintain a steady speed.
Limit extended idles and


warm up periods. Don't leave
vehicles idle while running in for
the cup of coffee in the morning.
If you can, plan your trip to
avoid rush hour to prevent fuel-
burning idling in traffic.
Check Vehicle
Condition
Replace dirty air filters. A
clogged air filter can reduce fuel
economy as much as 10 percent.
Check tire pressures. Tires
under inflated by just two psi can
reduce fuel economy as much as
one percent.
Remove extra weight from
vehicles. An extra 100 pounds in
the trunk or pick up box can
lower fuel economy one to two
percent.
Reduce aerodynamic drag


on vehicle by taking empty cargo
carriers, bike racks, ski racks, etc
off. At highway speed, 50 per-
cent of the engine power is used
to overcome aerodynamic drag.
Remove unused items from
roof racks. A loaded roof rack
can reduce fuel economy at
highway speeds by as much as
five percent.
Keep vehicle engine tuned
up. A noticeably out of tune
engine can reduce fuel economy
as much as four percent.
If vehicle engine light is on,
have the vehicle serviced. Faulty
components such as an oxygen
sensor can reduce fuel economy
as much as 40 percent. Additional
information and news from Daim-
ler Chrysler is available on the
Internet at: www.media.daimler
chrysler.com


SFWMD to fund job training program


As a state partner in the Ever-
glades Restoration program, the
South Florida Water Management
District is reaching out and help-
ing the unemployed learn new
skills that will equip them to
become part of the restoration
workforce.
Through a cooperative agree-
ment with the Education Center
of Southwest Florida, Inc., the Dis-
trict will provide up to $550,000 in
job training funding, which was
approved at the District Govern-
ing Board meeting, which took
place Feb. 8.
The Education Center of
Southwest Florida, Inc. is the


umbrella agency for a variety of
local partners, including the
Hendry-Glades Career and Ser-
vices Center, Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development Council,
Florida s Heartland REDI,
Hendry Board of County Com-
missioners, Southwest Florida
Workforce Development Alliance,
and Eckerd and South Florida
Community Colleges.
The training program, target-
ing Hendry County area resi-
dents and small businesses, will
prepare people for immediate
work on the construction of the
C-43 West Reservoir to be built
along the Caloosahatchee River.


As part of the Acceler8 initiative,
this project will reduce the num-
ber and volume of fresh water
discharges from Lake Okee-
chobee to the Caloosahatchee
Estuary and provide additional
water supply.
Incentives and partial or full
scholarships will be pursued for
those qualifying under the pro-
gram, plus all training opportuni-
ties will be offered at the lowest
possible cost to participants. Stu-
dents will have a choice of train-
ing to be a construction site work-
er or a heavy equipment operator.
"There is a shortage of heavy
equipment operators in South


Florida, and this training program
will provide a whole new pool of
qualified workers that contractors
bidding on Acceler8 projects can
hire," said District Executive
Director Carol Ann Wehle.
The SFWMD has already
implemented job training pro-
grams in Belle Glade, Pahokee
and South Bay. The effort in
Hendry County reaffirms the
agency's commitment to assist
firms to be technically positioned
for maximum participation in
prime and subcontract opportuni-
ties, increase workforce aware-
ness and promote workforce
training.


Lagoon photos sought for 2007 calendar


PALM BAY It's that time
again. Submit your photos to the
2006 Indian River Lagoon photo
contest and your artwork may
be featured in the 2007 Indian
River Lagoon calendar.
Photos must have been takeri
within the Indian River Lagoon
watershed, which extends from
Ponce De Leon Inlet in Volusia
County to Jupiter Inlet in Palm
Beach County. Judges are look-
ing for creativity. Popular sub-
jects include wildlife, plants and


habitats indigenous to the
lagoon, however, past winners
focused their lenses on recre-
ational and commercial activi-
ties, children's activities, scenic
vistas, underwater photos and
lagoon landmarks.
Entrants may submit up to
three photographs for consider-
ation. Images must be in land-
scape format only. Submission
must be in the form of 5-by-7-
inch or 8-by-10-inch quality
prints. Many images will be


selected for inclusion in the cal-
endar to be available in the fall
of2006.
In addition, the top three win-
ners will receive $300, $200 and
$100 for first, second and third
place respectively. The remain-
ing nine will each receive $25.
Prize money will be sponsored
by Environmental Consulting
and Technology Inc. All entries
must be postmarked by July 31,
2006, and accompanied by a
signed application, which details


entry requirements and limita-
tions.
Applications can be obtained
at the St. Johns River Water Man-
agement District's Palm Bay Ser-
vice Center, 525 Community Col-
lege Parkway, S.E., or at the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's Martin/St. Lucie
Service Center in Stuart, 210
Atlanta Ave. A printable applica-
tion form is also available online
at http://irl.sjrwmd.com. For
additional information, call the
St. Johns District's Palm Bay Ser-
vice Center at (800) 226-3747 or
the South Florida District at
(800) 250-4100, Ext. 3605.


Brighton Recreation Mens Softball Tournament

2 Home Run Limit


Where: Brighton Reservation

Entry Deadline: February 28, 2006


Date: March 4,2006

Entry Fee: $200


Home Run Derby
For more information contact Brighton Recreation at 863.763-3866


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Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
has established a citrus canker quarantine in Glades County. NO citrus or citrus
plants may be moved from a quarantine zone. NO citrus trees may be planted in a
quarantine zone without Department approval. All citrus debris in residential quarantines
must be double bagged and disposed of with household garbage or in a Class 1
Landfill in accordance with provisions of the Citrus Canker Program. All businesses
engaged in citrus production, handling, or sales within a quarantine zone MUST sign
and abide by compliance agreements with the Department and follow mandatory
decontamination procedures. Further information and more detailed maps are available
by calling the toll-free citrus canker helpline at (800) 282-5153 or visiting the Department's
Web site at:

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new acquisition


LABELLE Alico, Inc. (NAS-
DAQ:ALCO), one of the South's
best-known agribusiness compa-
nies operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, announced the
purchase of the assets of Bowen
Brothers Fruit Company, Inc., a cit-
rus harvester and marketer, by its
newly formed and wholly owned
subsidiary Bowen Brothers Fruit,
LLC for $1.9 million.
John R. Alexander, chairman
and chief executive officer of Alico
said, "We are very pleased to
acquire the assets of Bowen Broth-
ers Fruit Company, Inc., including
the use of the name "Bowen Broth-
ers". Bowen Brothers has earned
the reputation as one of the pre-
mier fruit marketing and harvesting
companies in Florida.
"This acquisition should allow
us to harvest our citrus crops in a
timely manner and to expand this


new capability. The purchase will
assist Alico, through its subsidiary
Bowen Brothers Fruit, LLC, to fur-
ther diversify its operations through
vertical integration within the citrus
industry. I am also happy to report
that Mr. Jim Shuford, longtime presi-
dent of Bowen Brothers, has signed
an employment agreement with
Bowen Brothers Fruit, LLC, and will
serve as the president of this new
subsidiary. The assets purchased
include a prime office location at a
key intersection in downtown Win-
ter Haven Florida. The operations of
Bowen Brothers Fruit, LLC will con-
tinue to be headquartered at the
Winter Haven facility."
Bowen Brothers will continue
to provide harvesting, marketing
and risk mitigation services for the
citrus operations of Alico, Inc., its
subsidiaries, and other citrus grow-
ers statewide.


Insects showcase at


Olustee re-enactment


LAKE CITY, Fla. When Civil
War buffs commemorate the strug-
gle between North and South at the
Battle of Olustee re-enactment this
weekend, a University of Florida
expert will be on hand to demon-
strate how Rebs and Yanks faced a
common foe insects.
Participants and spectators
gathering Feb. 17-19 at the Olustee
Battlefield Historic Site near Lake
City can get an up-close look at
weevils and lice and learn how
pests affected soldiers, courtesy of
Thomas Fasulo, an extension ento-
mologist with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences.
Fasulo, who develops instruc-
tional materials on entomology for
UF, said pests played a significant
- and deadly role in the Civil
War. Diseases, often spread by
insects, claimed twice as many
lives as combat injuries.
"People have a fairly sanitized
idea of what a soldier's life was like
during the Civil War," he said.
"Every soldier at the Battle of Olus-
tee 5,500 men on each side -
was infested with body lice."
Even dedicated re-enactors
might balk at hosting the blood-
sucking insects for the sake of his-
torical accuracy, so Fasulo a re-
enactor with 12 years' experience
- will present a one-man show of
sorts. Portraying a Union officer, he
will wander the park displaying vials
of lice and their eggs, known as nits,
and tell visitors about the pests.
Soldiers inadvertently spread
lice by sharing equipment particu-
larly blankets to lighten their
loads for long marches, he said.
The pests did not pose a serious
health threat during the Civil War,
but they made life uncomfortable
- one man could host more than
100 lice, each raising small, itchy
bites on the soldier's skin.
Men would temporarily rid
themselves of lice by boiling their
uniforms and bathing, or by kick-
ing up anthills and dropping their
clothes on top, letting the swarm-
ing ants pick out lice and nits, Fasu-
lo said. But in the close quarters of
camp, no soldier was ever louse-
free for long. The pests were so
common that soldiers bet on louse
races for entertainment.
"Soldiers would each pick a
louse off their uniform and drop it
onto an army-issue tin plate," he
said. "The soldier whose louse
reached the edge first would wvin
tobacco, or food or a night off from
guard duty."
Union Army rations provided
breeding grounds for another
prevalent pest, a tiny brown beetle
called the granary weevil, Fasulo
said. At the Olustee re-enactment,
he will spend part of his time in a


simulated Union encampment,
Displaying weevils in hardtack, a
cracker made from flour and water
that was a staple of the Union sol-
dier's diet.
"In the war, men given moldy
hardtack could usually redeem it
the next time rations were doled
out but they weren't allowed to
trade in the weevil-infested variety,"
he said.
Weevils could be removed from
hardtack by dropping it in a cup of
boiling water or coffee and skim-
ming the insects off the surface,
Fasulo said.
Re-enactment spectators may
not be familiar with lice and weevils,
but they'll probably recognize the
insects that posed the greatest threat
to soldiers flies and mosquitoes.
Common houseflies spread
dysentery and diarrhea, which
claimed as many as 100,000 lives
during the four-year conflict, he
said. Malaria, spread by mosqui-
toes, infected 1 million soldiers dur-
ing the first two years of the war
and claimed thousands of lives.
"It's hard to imagine now, but
doctors did not make the connection
between mosquitoes and malaria
until more than 30 years after the Bat-
tle of Olustee," Fasulo said.
The vast numbers of men and
animals involved in the war made
insect problems inevitable, said
Gary Miller, a research entomolo-
gist at the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture's Systematic Entomology
Laboratory in Beltsville, Md.
"Army camps were giant breed-
ing and feeding grounds for
insects," Miller said. "For example,
the Union Army of the Potomac
began the Overland Campaign in
spring of 1864 with more than
100,000 men, 8,000 to 10,000 head
of cattle and over 56,000 horses
and mules. There is little doubt the
soldiers were surrounded by both
animal and human refuse."
The Battle of Olustee, fought
Feb. 20, 1864, was the largest Civil
War battle in Florida, Fasulo said.
The Union Army, which entered
the state through the port of Jack-
sonville, was sent to establish a
government loyal to the Union and
cut off supplies of beef and salt to
the Confederate Army. The Union
Army was forced to retreat after
four hours of fighting, ending with
almost 2,000 of 5,500 Union sol-
diers killed, wounded or captured.
More information about this year's
re-enactment can be found at Fasu-
lo's Battle of Olustee Web site,
http://extlab7.entnem.ufl.edu/olus-
tee/. Miller has a Web page on
insects and the Civil War, at
http://scarab.msu.montana.edu/hi
storybug/civilwar2/civilwar.htm.


Author to have book signing


BELLE GLADE Dr. Effie C.
Grear, retired principal of Glades
Central High School in Belle
Glade, will sign books at Palm
Beach Community College in
Belle Glade Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. in the
Classroom Building.
"Up from the Muck" reviews the
historical background of education
in the Glades area during Dr. Grear's
four decades as an educator there.


She also presents stories of individu-
als who were educated in the
Glades and had successful profes-
sional careers. It was published by
His Purpose Publishing Company.
"The book is a venture of love
which I hope will unveil the fact
that the Glades has produced peo-
ple who have made it in their
career paths without being ath-
letes," said Dr. Grear.


Farmers encouraged to improve bird habitat


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) is encouraging north
Florida farmers to improve quail
habitat and providing compen-
sation for those farmers who do
so, under a federal program ini-
tiated last year.
The program, CP33 Habi-
tat Buffers for Upland Birds,
pays farmers to not mow or har-
row the native grasses and
brush that border their fields
and instead allow it to remain
natural. These bobwhitee
buffers" provide much-needed
habitat for quail, songbirds and
other small animals.
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture (USDA), working
through local Farm Service
Agency (FSA) offices, will enroll


up to 250,000 acres nationwide
for the Northern Bobwhite
Quail Habitat Initiative. Florida
has been designated for 2,800
acres.
The initiative is part of the
USDA's Conservation Reserve
Program, which compensates
farmers who set aside sensitive
areas to protect water quality
and other environmental assets.
Landowners may plant these
buffers or may allow natural
vegetation to become estab-
lished. In either case, they must
agree to manage the enrolled
acres periodically to prevent
tree encroachment.
Bobwhite quail, once prolific
in the Southeast and Midwest,
have declined in the past several
decades. Since 1980, quail pop-


ulations have declined 70 per-
cent nationwide, according to
federal data.
The cause appears to be loss
of habitat the weeds, shrubs,
briers, goldenrod and wildflow-
ers that spring up after a natural
or planned disturbance such as
a prescribed fire. These types of
vegetation provide the neces-
sary food, cover and nesting
habitat for quail and other birds,
but this habitat has declined due
to modern farming techniques,
urbanization and lack of pre-
scribed fire.
If a landowner wants to
enroll in the program and meets
basic land eligibility require-
ments, he may establish a natu-
ral border from 30-120 feet in
width around one or more sides


of an agricultural field. Compen-
sation includes a one-time sign-
ing bonus of up to $100 per acre
enrolled. Landowners will
receive annual payments for the
length of the 10-year term of the
agreement based upon soil fer-
tility and local established rental
rates plus an annual maintc
nance payment of $5 per acre.
The FWC is reaching out in
particular to landowners in 21
counties in northern Florida,
where this initiative has the
most potential to benefit bob
white quail.
Interested landowners
should contact their county FSA
office and ask for enrollment
applications for Practice CP33
- Habitat for Upland Birds.


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TALLAHASSEE Senator
Dave Aronberg's (D-Greenacres)
bill to require employers to grant
leave to victims of domestic vio-
lence unanimously passed its first
Senate committee.
U.S. employers lose between
$3 billion and $13 billion each
year as a result of domestic vio-
lence through lost productivity
and the cost of training replace-
ment employees.


Senate Bill 498 moves Florida
one step closer to joining six other
states that have laws giving
domestic violence victims specific
job protections. Within a 12-
month period, the bill grants
employees who are victims of
domestic violence three days of
leave to deal with issues surround-
ing their personal situation. This
includes making court appear-
ances, receiving medical treat-


ment and attending counseling.
"According to a national bar jour-
nal, as many as half of all domestic
violence victims report losing a
job due at least in part to their per-
sonal situation. It is critical that we
do our part to help these victims
get the services they need, while
being able to stay employed," said
Senator Aronberg.
The bill has two more commit-
tee stops before it goes to the Sen-


ate floor for a final vote.
"My personal experience rep-
resenting victims of domestic vio-
lence in court motivates me to
push this bill through the Legisla-
ture this session," said Senator
Aronberg. "This bill provides a
reasonable, common sense solu-
tion to an ongoing problem that
jeopardizes the safety of employ-
ees and the productivity of
employers."


Williams and Aronberg to close loophole


FORT MYERS Senator Dave
Aronberg (D-Greenacres) and Rep-
resentative Trudi Williams (R-Fort
Myers) announced that they have
re-filed bills to close the controver-
sial write-in loophole that has been
used to manipulate the electoral
process since the year 2000.
Even though similar bills filed by
these legislators last year failed to
make it to the floor of the House or
the Senate, SJR 106 and HJR 875
will once again force legislators to
deal with this important issue.
In 1998, the voters overwhelm-
ingly passed a constitutional amend-
ment that opens primary elections
to all voters so long as all candidates
in the race come from the same
political party. The constitutional


amendment forced candidates to
reach out to all voters-not just those
who think only like themselves.
But in 2000, the will of the voters
was thwarted by a State Division of
Elections opinion, which said that
write-in candidates close primary
elections because they are consid-
ered a general election candidate,
even though they pay no filing fee,
collect no petition signatures and
their names never appear on the
ballot. Thus, the "write-in loop-
hole" was born-and the politicians
have taken full advantage of it.
"With all the talk over butterfly
ballots, hanging chads and the vot-
ing rights of ex-felons, the write-in
loophole has disenfranchised more
Floridians than any of these other


things combined. The write-in
loophole has been exploited by
politicians of both major parties
and has kept thousands, and possi-
bly millions, of people from vot-
ing," Senator Aronberg stated. "In a
state infamous for its voting prob-
lems, the write-in loophole is the
worst of them all."
-In Lee County during the 2004
elections, a majority of voters-more
than 161,000 people-were unable
to vote in the races for sheriff and
county commission, district three.
Because they are used to disen-
franchise voters by their mere pres-
ence, write-in candidates seldom
campaign. Since the loophole was
discovered in 2000, 33% of all write-
in candidates in these legislative


races received 3 or fewer votes, and
20% actually received ZERO votes.
"Everyone in Florida should be
troubled by this threat to our
democracy." Aronberg said. "Even
if Senate and House leaders contin-
ue to ignore this problem, Repre-
sentative Williams and I will not sit
idly by and let them push this issue
to the back burner."
"This legislation works to right a
major injustice in our voting sys-
tem," Rep. Williams said. "This is
an issue of statewide importance,
but it is especially significant to me
because my constituents in Lee
County have dealt first-hand with
the effects of allowing this loophole
to stay in place. Everyone should
have the right to vote."


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attire to the Brighton Seminole Field Day and Festival on
Friday. The festival and rodeo continued over the week-
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FAR's increase scholarships Crist, ABA announce initiative


The Florida Association of Real-
tors (FAR) 2005-2005 Scholar-
ship/Essay Contest for High School
Seniors is accepting entries. This
year, FAR has raised the total
awards to be given out to $106,000.
By entering the essay contest, a stu-
dent could win up to $10,000 to
help pay college costs.
This is the sixth year for FAR's
scholarship program. Students
winning first place in each of the
Association's 13 districts in the state
each will receive a $5,000 award,


and second-place winners each
will each receive a $1,500 scholar-
ship award. But new in this year's
contest, students will also be recog-
nized for winning third in each dis-
trict with a $500 scholarship award.
The 13 top district-winning essays
will then go on to compete to win
three $5,000 FAR scholarships on
the statewide level, for a total of
$106,000 in scholarship awards.
Entering the contest is easy. Stu-
dents write a typed, double-spaced
essay 500 words or less on


the topic, "How Does a Realtor(r)
Professional Benefit the Communi-
ty?" Students can check with their
high school to obtain an applica-
tion kit, or go to the media section
of FAR's Media Center Web site at
http://media.living.net to download
the application kit. All essays, along
with an official Essay Cover Form,
must be postmarked no later than
March 17, and mailed to the Florida
Association of Realtors, 7025
Augusta National Drive, P.O. Box
725025, Orlando, Fla., 32872-5025.


INI Florida/Katrina Elsken
Brighton Seminole festival
Officers from the Brighton Seminole Police Department were on hand to talk to visitors
at the Brighton Seminole Festival and Field Day on Friday. They distributed coloring
books for the children and key chains that snap together like seat belts, with a reminder
to always "buckle up."


to prevent teen dating violence


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
National Teen Dating Violence
Awareness and Prevention Week
would begin Feb. 6 and continue
through February 10. Crist's office
joined the American Bar Associa-
tion (ABA) in promoting aware-
ness of teen dating violence and
sponsoring a week of activities for
schools to help them address the
issue.
Earlier this week, Crist spon-
sored a Cabinet resolution recog-
nizing the week and the preventa-
tive measures it advocates.
As part of the nationwide effort
to reach out to high school stu-
dents, the ABA created a Teen Dat-
ing Violence Awareness and Pre-
vention Toolkit, produced with
input from teens throughout the
country, including Florida teens
serving as Ambassadors for the
ABA Prevention Initiative. The
peer-directed kit offers a list of
warning signs of an abusive rela-
tionship and prevention tips in
order to help parents, school per-
sonnel, lawyers, court personnel,
law enforcement and medical pro-
fessionals assist teens who may be
in a violent relationship. Fifteen
schools in Florida received compli-
mentary copies of the toolkit to
use next week. Some of these
schools plan to include the pro-
gram in their ongoing curriculum
through the assistance of school
resource officers and classroom
teachers.
"A personal relationship should
create feelings of happiness and
safety, not fear and pain," said
Crist. "Domestic violence can tar-
get teens just as easily as it can tar-
get adults and children. If these
toolkits save even one teenager
from a dangerous relationship,
this week will be a success."


"A personal relationship should create feelings
of happiness and safety, not fear and pain.
Domestic violence can target teens just as eas-
ily as it can target adults and children. If these
toolkits save even one teenager from a danger-
ous relationship, this week will be a success."
Charlie Crist,
Attorney General


The American Bar Association
is pleased with the response
received from Florida and other
states across the nation that have
enthusiastically embraced the mis-
sion of the ABAs National Teen
Dating Violence Prevention Initia-
tive," said Martin Olsen, chairman
of the ABA Steering Committee on
the Unmet Legal Needs of Chil-
dren. "By calling upon Florida's
high schools to participate in the
first ever National Teen Dating Vio-
lence Awareness and Prevention
Week, Florida is doing its part to
ensure that our nation's teenagers
are protected from the harms of
teen dating violence, and that they
will have opportunities to enjoy
healthier and happier future adult
relationships."
Teen dating violence is an
ongoing crisis that receives little
public attention despite the num-
ber of people it affects. A 2003
study conducted by the Center for
Disease Control revealed that
approximately one in five female
high school students report being
physically and/or sexually abused
by the person they date. Approxi-
mately 39 percent of all students
surveyed reported that they had
been the victim of dating violence.
Teens who are part of an abusive
relationship are also more likely to


experience violence in their adult
relationships.
School personnel can help by
paying attention to student rela-
tionships that form in school and
looking for students who request
sudden schedule changes or
whose grades suddenly drop.
Friends, parents, teachers and oth-
ers can work together to ensure
that teens feel they have enough
support to report the abuse and
remove themselves from danger.
The ABA toolkit includes a
guide for teachers that features
potential classroom activities for
raising awareness of the issue and
starting dialogues about the prob-
lem, wallet-sized cards with the
National Domestic Violence Hot-
line number listed and a DVD
where teens share their personal
accounts of abusive relationships.
The kit and more information
about Teen Dating Violence
Awareness and Prevention Week
is available online at http://. For
help, call the National Domestic
Violence Hotline at (800) 799-
SAFE (800) 799-7233 or (80)-787-
3224 (TY).
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825 Cowboy Way, Suite 110
LaBelle, FL 33935
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Port St. Lucie: (772) 335-3550
Stuart: (772) 219-2777
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INI Florida/Katrina Elsken
Baby alligator
Alfredo Vargas shows holds a baby alligator so visitors can see it up close, during the
Brighton Seminole Field Day and Festival on Friday. The festival, off SR721 in Glades
County, continues today. The festival rodeo starts at 3 p.m.


INI Florida/Katrina Elsken
Alligator wrestling
Paul Simmons demonstrated alligator wrestling at the Brighton Seminole Field Day and
Festival on Friday. The festival and rodeo continued Saturday and Sunday.


Spring is in the air, but watch out for changing temps


OKEECHOBEE A tropical
paradise can be the ultimate in a
landscape desire for Floridians.
Enjoying the sunny skies and
warm temperatures while Yankees
shiver and shovel their driveways
seems a fulfilling reward for mak-
ing the decision to live in the South,
despite an occasional hurricane or
two.
But, every 10 years or so, we get
chilling temperatures so cold that
we wonder if we really do live in
the Sunshine State. According to
Central Florida FYN Agent Teresa
Watkins, Florida does not have dra-
matic seasonal temperature drops,
which allows plants to go into dor-
mancy slowly like they do up
north.
We can see the thermometer
read 80 degrees one day and 30
degrees the next morning. So far
this winter, we have experienced
several frosts, and a drive through
Okeechobee reflects these visits by


Jack Frost. It does not bode well for
many landscapes. Damaged tropi-
cal vegetation on large specimens
of bananas, hibiscus, jasmine
hedges, taro plants, and garden
perennials can be seen all over.
You can use tropical and sub-
tropical plants in your landscape,
but if they are not protected during
critical cold weather, they will suf-
fer. Using plastic or leaving cloth
directly on the leaves will still leave
your landscape vulnerable to
freezes, and, is not recommended.
Insulating with frost blankets made
just for that reason will ensure your
investment will survive the occa-
sional cold snaps.
But spring will soon be in the air
and ugly brown leaves look terri-
ble! What should you do? When
can you being to clean up your
yard?
The urge to take your shears
and chop all the dead vegetation
off is almost impossible to resist.


But the best management practice
is to leave .the damaged leaves on
until the danger of frost has passed,
usually late February mid March.
Pruning off the dead foliage and
stems stimulates new growth and
could possibly subject the reviving
plant to even more stress if we
have another cold snap.
If you must take the damaged
leaves off, do not cut into the green
stems. That will encourage the
plant to remain dormant until the
warm weather has arrived. Leave
green leaves on the plant to assure
adequate photosynthesis during
the recovery state.
Tropical shrubs and plants may
take months to show signs of life
again. Be patient and allow the
plant to recuperate. To help revive
your landscape after the threat of
frost is over, focus on proper water-
ing and pruning!
Watering more often is not a
good way to revive your landscape,


and can actually promote root rot
and other plant diseases to an
already stressed Florida yard.
Depending on your soil and plant
type, watering once a week in the.
wintertime and every three to four
days in the summertime is usually
adequate.
As for pruning, it may be diffi-
cult for you to cut back severely on
your damaged plants, but it's the
best way to remove dead wood
and promote healthy new growth.
Most plants will recover much
more quickly and grow bushier
and more compact.
To know if your plant survived
the frost, check it by scraping a
small area of tissue. If you see
greenish or moist light colored tis-
sue, your plant is still alive. Cold
injury may appear as a lack of
spring bud break on a portion or
all of the plant, or as an overall
weak appearance. If it has not
sprouted new growth by April,


chances are it did not survive. Cold
injured wood under the bark
would show black or brown.
Prune these branches below the
point of discoloration.
Palm trees are very often dam-
aged in the wintertime, but some-
times take months to show the full
effect. Queen palms and pygmy
date palms are often affected by
cold temperatures. Cold weather
slows down the growth of palms,
reducing root activity. Low tem-
peratures weaken tropical plants
to the point where a disease can
kill them. Severe cold damage
from frost or freezing tempera-
tures destroys plant tissues and
may severely reduce water con-
duction in the trunk for years.
Considering a new tropical
plant? Be sure to ask your nursery
owner what the hardiness zone is
for your new plant; our zone is 9b,
which means we get temperatures
as low as 25 degrees each winter.


You can't fool Mother Nature forev-
er, so choose the right plant for the
right place.
Try our state tree, the Cabbage
palm. Cabbage palms are hardy all
the way up to North Carolina, so
small dips in the freezing temps
should not be an issue. Providing
nutrients in the form of fertilizers
should be done in the springtime
when temperatures warm up.
A general 16-4-8 fertilizer for
your lawns and ornamentals
should be applied late in February
or early March. Citrus palms and
acid-loving orn- nitals will
respond to appropriate applica-
tions of specialty fertilizers after the
danger of frost has passed.
Taking care of plants and lawn
affected by our sudden winters
doesn't have to be a lot of work. If
you prepare them properly in
advance, you will give your land-
scape a greater chance to survive.


Fresh Florida cabbage is now in season; is good for you


These are heady days at Flori-
da's farmers' markets. Cabbage
season is here, and the markets are
brimming with it cool, crisp,
and fresh. If you've never tried field-
fresh cabbage, now is your chance
to taste the noticeable difference.
Picked just hours before you buy it,
it is remarkably crunchy and sweet.
Florida's cabbage season runs
from November through April,
with production peaking around
St. Patrick's Day. The season is
essentially over as soon as the heat
kicks in, usually in early May.


Nearly all the cabbage grown in
Florida consists of hybrid varieties
of green cabbage, with red vari-
eties making up less than 1 percent
of production. According to Dr.
Chad Hutchinson of the University
of Florida Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences Research
Farm in Hastings, the most com-
mon cabbage variety grown in
Florida is a standard green cabbage
*called Bravo. Dr. Hutchinson
describes the flavor as "peppery,"
not too hot but not too mild.
"Bravo can handle the ups and


downs in temperature that Florida
experiences at this time of year,"
Dr. Hutchinson saia. o.,'zvrs like
it because of its consistency in pi,
duction. It's an older variety that
has stood the test of time."
The Hastings area, near St.
Augustine, is Florida's principal
cabbage-producing region, with
4,000 acres currently in produc-
tion. Substantial commercial
acreage is also found in Manatee
County, in west-central Florida, and
small cabbage farms are sprinkled
throughout the state. In 2003, Flori-


da was the fourth-largest producer
of fresh-market cabbage in the
nation.
"The Hastings area produces
two of our most beloved staple
foods, the cabbage and the pota-
to," said Florida Agriculture Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson.
"Cabbage is mildly flavored, inex-
pensive, and satisfying, so it's no
wonder it's been a favorite for gen-
erations. It's an old standby that's
only becoming more popular as
people begin to learn how nutri-
tious it is."


Cabbage is low in calories, free
of sodium and fat, and rich in fiber
and vitamin C. It contains iron, cal-
cium, and potassium, along with
beneficial phytochemicals that
may inhibit the growth of breast,
stomach, and colon cancers. Cab-
bage soothes ulcers and improves
digestion.
"When selecting cabbage," Dr.
Hutchinson said, "look for a nice,
firm head. Size isn't important, but
the outer wrapper leaves should be
green and not wilted. This shows
the cabbage is fresh and hasn't


been sitting around for too long."
Whole heads are preferable to
bags of pre-shredded product sincf
cabbage begins to lose vitamin C
as soon as it's cut. Keeping cab-
bage cold and uncut is the best
way to help it retain its flavor and
healthy vitamins. When storing
cabbage, place it whole and
unwashed in a plastic bag in the
refrigerator. Don't wash cabbage
until you're ready to use it. Then,
remove the tough outer leaves, cut
the head into pieces, and rinse
them under running water.


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STUFFED TOY- Found on
1/4/06 on the Lake Okeecho-
bee Scenic trail. Taylor Creek
/Jaycee Park 863-357-0448


BOSTON Terrier, female,
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name Pop-eyes,
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Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
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Needed, commercial/resi-
dential, full time starting im-
mediately. Paid Holidays and
vacation. (561)996-1159
Mace Welding is now
accepting applications for
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Apply within at:
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Needs outside'sales person.
Some office work & clean-
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allowance and more.
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LABELLE COMPANY
NEEDS A DRIVER
We have a position in our
small company that requires
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dorsement. We offer good
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Mechanical experience
needed. Please call
(561)992-7768.
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We offer:
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(#64082772) ARNP working in
HIV/AIDS outpatient primary care with
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have valid Florida Driver's License,
ability to travel & flex schedule.
Pre-employment Drug Testing,
Background screening/fingerprinting
required. Bi-lingual English/Spanish
helpful; EEO/AA

Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Glenn @ 863-674-4041 x133
for more details.


CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Seeks office help for project in Clewiston. Must be
proficient with Excel, multi-tasker, organizational & phone
skills. Payroll/timesheet exp. preferred. Drug screen req'd.
Fax: 210-662-1662,
email: recruiting@cccgroupinc.com
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Mechanic I. Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as an au-
tomotive service worker or mechanic's helper preferred.
Mechanic II. Graduate from an approved course in heavy &
diesel mechanics, three years experience.
Both Mechanic positions require class B drivers license. Must
have a High School Diploma or GED. Both located in Clewiston.
GSI Coordinator for the LaBelle office. Must have Bachelor of
Science from an accredited college or university in computer
science, geography, or related field with considerable experi-
ence in the use of geographic information systems or 8yrs
equivalent experience.
All positions are full time with medical benefits, retirement, sick
and vacation leave.
These positions will'be open until filled. Job descriptions &
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.



Duda Farm Fresh Foods. has several job openings
with different levels of experience: fuel truck driver,
welder, mechanic and mechanic helper. Will train
right individual. Drug Free Work Place. Pay com-
mensurate with experience. Medical/dental/vision
plans, 401K, vacation, holiday pay, plus other bene-
fits. Apply in person or call for appointment (863)
675-0545 ext; 3135 EOE


Duda Farm Fresh Foods busca un camionero,
soldador, mecinico y ayudante mecinico con various
niveles de experiencia. Entrenamiento esta disponible. Sitio
libre de drogas. Pago a segin experiencia. Planes
medico/dental/visi6n, 401K plan de retire, pago de vaca-
ciones y dias feriados, mis otros beneficios.
Aplique en persona op lUame por una cita a (863) 675-
0545 ext. 3135.
Empleador de Oportunidades por Igual.

FARMWORKER COUNSELOR (Employment
Counselor/Job Trainer), $15.29/hr. Belle Glade Of-
fice; must travel to WPB as needed. Provides di-
rect client services and counseling in a
farmworker educational training program. Re-
quires BS/BA and 1 yr. exp. in employment coun-
seling or related social services/job training (i.e.,
unemployment counseling) OR AS/AA and3 yrs.
related exp. Prefer exp. working with the migrant
farmworker population (specify amt. of time)
teaching adults. Visit www.pbcgov.com for de-
tailed job description and employment appl. Sub-
mit appl./resume with any Vet. Pref. doc. for
receipt by 5 pm 3/3/06 to Palm Beach County HR,
50 S. Military Trail #210, West Palm Beach, FL
33415 Fax 561-616-6893 EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
(Social & Human Service Assistants L1)

Two Positions (#64082236 &
#64081974) home visitor position with
Healthy Families Program at Hendry
County Health Department in
Clewistion; must have ability to travel &
flex work schedule when needed;
Bi-lingual English/Spanish helpful;
Background screening/;fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA
Applyon line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Jeannie @ 863-983-1408 x532
for more details.

BRANCH SPECIALIST-GLADES AREA
The American Red Cross has an opening for a Branch Special-
ist in our Glades Area branch. This position is responsible
for the daily operations of branch office and community out-
reach. Should be comfortable speaking to community
groups, become a certified CPR Instructor and assist with
disaster emergency response. Bi-lingual a plus.
Excellent benefits package.
Please email cover letter and resume with salary history to
boothel@redcross-pbc.org
orfax (561) 650-9147.
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Has the following immediate opportunities at our
outdoor therapeutic program in Clewiston.
Full time, excellent benefits that start day onel
Camp night Watch/Security
Monitor campsites to ensure safety/security during
nighttime hrs. H.S. diploma or equivalent preferred.
Previous exp. and ability to work over night shift
required.
Nurse Technician "
Provide administrative support to R.N. with heath
services to include sick call, record review, monitor-
rig health screening and health education. Requires
H.S. Diploma and 1-2 yrs supervised exp in child
and/or adolescent services. Should be familiar with .
the psychrlogical/physical needs of youth. Medical
oirce experience or medical terminology preferred
Fax resume to 863-983-1405 or call 863-983-1400 for
more information .
EOE/DFWP .


Case managersneeded
Community Rebuilding Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) is seek-
ing full time case managers to assist familiesin Glades and
Hendry Counties affected by Hurricane Wilma. Applicant
must be a high school graduate/GED. Strong verbal and writ-
ing skills, reliable transportation required. Bilingual preferred.
Applications can be picked up at 352 W. Arcade, Clewiston.
For more information phone (863) 983-5269.
Executive Director
Community Rebuilding Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) is seek-
ing a full time executive director to coordinate long term re-
.covery activities to assist families in Glades and Hendry
Counties affected by Hurricane Wilma.
The director will coordinate rebuilding, case management and
volunteer efforts, prepare materials for monthly meetings,
seek grant funds, donations and volunteers. Ability to com-
municate effectively both orally and in writing Bilingual a
plus.
Successful candidate should have a bachelor's degree and at
least two years in an administrative management capacity.
Long term recovery experience a plus. Salary range $40,000
to $60,000 plus benefits, contingent on experience. Re-
sumes may be submitted at 352 W. Arcade, Clewiston. For
more information phone (863) 983-5269.

FOAM INSULATION Company based out of Clewiston now hir-
ing installers, South Florida travel required. Company vehicle
provided; Monday through Friday. Piece work. Guaranteed
minimum $550 a week during training period. Benefits, bo-
nus, and travel cost paid. Must be 21 years or older with
clean drivers license. We are a drug free workplace. Inter-
views will be conducted every Monday morning from
8-10 a.m. at our Clewiston Facility. Call 800-683-3155 to
line up an interview time. Directions to our facility will be giv-
en to you at that time.



Competitive pay, 401K, medical, dental.
Walk in to apply at ACE Hardware,
310 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston.
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Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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Cover Letter, Resume &
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Contact Diane at
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NEW SELF STORAGE
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Secretary Recreation Dept. (Youth
Center) Various and routine secretarial
work. Supervise activities at Youth Cen-
ter. Good typing and telephone skills re-
quired. High School diploma or GED
required. Requires working Saturday af-
ternoons. Applications may be picked up
from Marilyn McCorvey, City Hall, 115
W. Ventura Ave. Position is open till
filled. EOE/DFWE

Dispatcher Police Dept. Receive
complaints and dispatch police, animal
control and/or fire units as needed. Main-
tain various logs and reports; provide as-
sistance in records as necessary.
Experience preferred, but will train. High
school diploma or GED required. Must be
willing and able to work shift work, week-
ends ad holidays. EOE DFWP


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Community Health Rep: Provide home
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Antiques 510
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Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 515
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins'Stamps 570
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Computer Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
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Furniture 610
Furs 1315
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AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
CENTRAL AIR & HEAT for Mo-
bile Home 3.5 ton, 5y/o, In-
nertherm, $350
(863)447-2130
SHARP ROOM AIR COND-
with remote control, uses
110V, asking $100
(863)675-0104


FARM-ALL CUB Circa 1948.
Good shape. $2150
(863)673-9200


NORITAKE CHINA- Pattern:
Mystery #198 Really Beau-
tiful !!, 58 pieces, w/2 large
serving platters, sugar bowl,
& gravy boat. Will ship.
Great buy at $450 !!
(302)674-4149 Delaware


CONVECTION OVEN w/stand.
Brand new. Never been used.
$999 or best offer.
(561)992-4838
ELECTRIC STOVE, Whirlpool,
2 yrs. old, white, asking $75
or best offer.
(863)675-0107/675-2234
STOVE- self cleaning, good
condition, $125
(863)675-2627



MICROWAVE- Tappan, with
clock works good, $25 or
best offer (863)675-0104



SHED- 12'x8', Vinyl side. Good
shape Only $325.
(863)675-8937
STORAGE SHED- Rubbermaid,
Large.$75. (863)674-0963


BICYCLES- 1 mens like new
cond. $60 (863)357-3779


OLD RECORDS-(45 records)
78's Joni James, Sarah
Vaughn, Bill Haley,Doris
Day,Guy Lombardo, Mills
Bros, Nat King Cole, Frankie
Laine & more. In albums. All
for $175 (302)674-4149
Delaware: Will ship



DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Pentium Ill Win. XP, Word,
Games, $150.
(866)855-0158
LASER PRINTER, Xerox, $50.
(863)467-5400
PRINTER- Brand new, Used
less than a week, Canon PIX-
MA ip1600 w/ c/d & info,
$25 (863)674-0564


DRAFTING TABLE & CHAIR-
30x42 w/slide, like new $60
(863)824-0835


BED, Little Tykes Country Cot-
tage Dollhouse, girls, twin,
incl. mattress & boxspring,
$250. (863)902-3311 x525
BED, Little Tykes Red Racing
Nascar, boys, twin, w/built in
toybox under "hood", $250.
(863)902-3311, ext. 525
Captains Bed, twin, Solid
wood, 6 drawers under-
neath. W/mattress. Like new.
$225 (863)634-2582
CHINA- Mahogany, 34" glass
shelves, lights inside $300
(561)704-3690
COUCH & LOVESEAT, black,
leather, exc. cond., like new,
$550. (954)931-9946
CRAFTMATIC BED 4 years
old, rarely used, massage
unit, $500. 863-467-5800.
DINING TABLE & 4 CHAIRS-
wicker, glass, $50
(561)704-3690
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
black & white 6' tall, 3' wide,
glass shelves, lighted two
pieces. $150 (863)763-0625
FULL SIZED BED, mattress
and box spring with rails,
$75(304)582-2116
RECLINER large, leather,
hunter green, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)763-6346


LIFT CHAIR RECLINER- dark
blue, mint condition, orig
$1200 asking $350
(863)824-0739
LIVING ROOM TABLES, 2 end
and 1 coffee, glass top, ex-
cel. cond. $100 neg.
(863)467-5400
RECLINER- green, like new,
asking $150 or best offer
(863)824-0739
SOFA Tan 7ft long and
brown, & blue pin stripe
queen sleeper sofa, $150
(239)822-3134
SOFA- 2yrs old, wine colored,
with recliners at each end.
$300 (863)675-0777
SOFAS (2) like new76" long,
firm support, $500 will sell
separate (863)467-0670



GOLF CLUBS (22) comes with
golf bag, good cond., all
that's missing is putter $30
neg (863)763-4849
GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter, $135.
(863)946-3123
YAMAHA GOLF CART, Batter-
ies new 6/05, $1400 or best
offer (863)357-2709 Iv mes-
sage


COLT COMBAT COMMAND-
ER- 80 series, 45 cal, 4 1/2
bbl, never fired, $1250
(937)215-0307
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, Pump Flite-
King Deluxe Rib. $300 or trade
for pistol, (772)461-8822



DUMB BELL SET- with rack,
$40 (863)467-5299
WEIGHT BENCH- $10
(863)467-5299'



PATIO BAR- with 6 chairs,
pewter color wrought iron
frame, ceramic tile top, exc
cond. $500 (863)467-4253
PATIO SET, white with glass
top & 4 chairs. Wrought Iron.
$125 or best offer
(304)582-2116
PICNIC TABLE custom built,
seats 8, 2" lumber was $850
now $450 slight hurricane
damage (863)467-6875
PICNIC TABLE custom built,
seats 8, was $850 now
$450 slight hurricane dam-
age (863)467-6875


ACTION SCOOTER, Heavy
Duty. Excellent condition.
$875. or best offer
(863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$100. (863)467-2267
WHEEL CHAIR- Extra large, up
to 5001bs, asking $100
(239)657-2427 Angel
WHEELCHAIR- Folds, Good
condition. $100.
(863)467-2267
WHEELCHAIRS, good shape
oversized, new, $250.
863-357-8788, leave phone
#.
WHEELCHAIRS, regular adult
size $175. 863-357-8788,
leave phone #.


CRUISE- 7 NIGHTS, EASTERN
CARIBBEAN. Brand new ship
sailing r/t from Ft. Lauderdale
November 2006- March
2007. From $499 (port taxes
included) with FREE BUS!
(800)741-1770, www.alla-
boardtravel.com.


Registered Nurses
* Emergency Room -
Full-Time, Part-Time & PRN
* ICU Full-Time, Part-Time
& PRN
* Med/Surg Full-Time,
Part-Time & PRN
* Outpatient Full-Time
PCAs
Full-Time, Part-Time & PRN
Administrative
Assistant
Full-Time
Must be proficient in MS Office prod-
ucts and have excellent written and ver-
bal communication skills.

Ultrasound
Technologist
Full-Time
Must have 3 years of hospital experience.


hands Good youth English
prospect. $800.
(863)675-2106 aft 8pm
Tennessee Walker/Appaloosa
Gelding, red roan, gaited,
15.2 hands, 15 yrs. old,
$1100. (239)353-7517



LAWN CART- Pull behind, tilt-
ing, $50 (954)629-3257
LAWN EDGER- Briggs & Strat-
ton, gas engine, $40
(954)629-3257
MURRAY Riding mower 18hp
automatic drive Needs some
work belt $200 or best offer,
runs (863)357-2709
RIDING MOWER- Murray, 42"
cut, hydrostatic transmission
$600 (863)763-8548


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home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
ment. Computer provided: Fi-
nancial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
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MEAT SAW, Hobart: In good
condition. $950 or best offer.
(561)992-4838
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
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ELECTRIC PIANO- Korg P80,
LIKE NEW, a steal at $800
or best offer (863)763-3229.
GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $275. (863)673-3860
GUITAR, Harmony Stella, Par-
lor style late 40s- 50s. Excel-
lent condition. Asking $250.
(863)467-0627
IBANEZ AK85 GUITAR- like
new, $500 or best offer1
(863)763-3229.
ORGAN- Freedom II with all
instruments and stool, exc
cond. $1500 or best offer
(863)467-4253


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$50 each. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
CHIHUAHUA, Toy puppy,
Shots current, Health Cert.
$350. (863)675-3729 or
(863)675-2541
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, great dis-
position. $100
(863)357-3026.
JACK RUSSELL PUPS- color-
ful, shots, wormed, $250
(239)340-8503
SHEPHERD MIX- female,
1 1/2, asking $50 or best
offer (863)697-6618
YORKSHIRE TERRIER, 11
wks. old. Sweet & Lovable.
ACA Registered. $500. Good
home only. (863)467-6984
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $15 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.



WATER SOFTENER- Atlantic,
Used approx. 5 yrs, $300
(863)467-5601 ask for Paul



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.
HOT TUB- Eclipse, Chemicals
& cover included. $1000.
(863)674-0963


HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123
PITCHING MACHINE- digital
read out, for softballs or
baseballs, good cond $500
(863)697-1341


GENERATOR- new, $375 firm,
(772)201-8932
HONDA GENERATOR 18hp, 8k
continuous watt, new never
used, $2000 (863)467-5756
Wheelbarrow & 2hp Air com-
pressor $75 will separate
(863)467-7792


DAEWOO VCR- like new $25
or best offer (863)467-0670


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

Agriculture

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



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BUILDING SALE! "Beat Next
Increase!" 20x26 Now
$4200. 25x30 $5800. 30x40
$9200. 40x60 $14,900. Ex-
tensive range of sizes and
models. Front end optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
ROOF OVER PANS-(54) alum,
13ft, $200 firm for all
(863)467-7953


TOYBOX, Little Tykes Black
Tire, matches Nascar theme,
new in box, $50.
(863)902-3311 ext. 525


WEDDING GOWN- w/veil &
headpiece, pearls/sequins,
long train, size 11-12, $300
(561)985-8145


ASSORTED BASEBALL/FOOT-
BALL & BASKETBALL
CARDS- Approx 400-500
$400. (863)357-0125
ELVIS COLLECTIBLES- Many
items, Mint condition, Will
sacrifice $300.
(863)467-0627
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS Racing & Comic.
late 80s early 90s Exc. cond.
$400 neg. 863)763-8943
HOCKEY CARDS, (50), Wayne
Gretzky, inserts incl., book
value $150, asking $25
(863)674-0564
OIL PAINTING- 16x20 "Sinking
Boat", damaged by Hurricane
Erin, sunk by Hurricane Opal
$100(863)763-0634
OLD RECORDS-(45 records)
78's Joni James, Sarah
Vaughn, Bill Haley,Doris
Day,Guy Lombardo, Mills
Bros, Nat King Cole, Frankie
Laine & more. In albums. All
for $175 (302)674-4149
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S4BR, 2BA. MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
SLrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electrc,
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must Sec $140,000
Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
Spacious Interior $125,000
MOORE HAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
'2 Duplexes 2BR. IBA each unit
$229.,000
Yacht Club 2/2, large sunroom
addition, great views $130,000
ACREAGE LAND & LOTS
SFarm Land Available Call for Details
160 Acres offHendry IslesBlvd
$25,000 per acre


large 3BR,2 BA MH wiaboveground Pool,
2 storage sheds w/electric, nicely Landscaped,
Ready to move in. Oeied at $140,000
MONTURA
' Wooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Jinete $48,000
Bald Cypress w/improvements
Reduced to $59,000
Estribo off of Horse Club
$50,000
* More Montura Lots starting at
$38,000
* 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92,000
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CBS New Construction Only I' 9 avail-
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
Now Reduced $259,900
New Listing! 2bd/2ba home located in
Pioneer Plantation sits on 7.5 acres. It
has a front porch and beautiful oak
tress. Call Luan for more information!
Acreage in Pioneer Plantation (4) 2.5
Acre Tracts
1. Tampa Ave This property is fenced
and has uinn Mat9i-etBe which
include F-ikl ,M---,i- rri5 -40 ft.
tall treasured Sable Palms.
2. 155 Union Ave. This property is
secluded, heavily wooded w/ native Pine,
Oak anlS laE WI~AIWN 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 wit8jtWRf~Fi;G edb by
Florida's native wildlife.


SllI Glenn A.
Smith

863-983-3508

1) Home Improvement Business! Established
Home improvement business and comnenien store
on 2.5 aces.Fullyequipped and permitted cf readyto
be opened. Locaed near the Cubhouse in Montura
Randh. All fumiture, fixtures, equipment and irventy
induded.Beyourown boss!! CallforGlenn @677-1441
formore information. MLS# 200530488
2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home
Oversize Living Room with Cathedral Ceilings.
Large open kitchen and formal dining room.
Large rear deck with built in bbq and gazebo.
Must see at $124,900 MLS# 200540984
3) Reduced" 4 bedroom/2 bathor 2400 sq.ft-
mobile home in Moore Haen. Home was n in '04.
Split floor pan. Cathedral ailings, large open kiden.
with island. Beautiful home reduced forquli sale. Must
see @ $129,900 MLS#200521690
4) Reduced" 2.5niaJMorm
Ra4ns. MdMbB W sa
Mustsee@$70,000)MI.S#200521640
5)'05 Homes of Merit 3 Bedroom/2 Bath homeon
a man nire t. n ttei iijy-pgrade.
newwhenthisoneisonly $134,900MLS#200514068
6) Port Labelle Build able Lot ready for your new
home $59,900 MLS# 200512627
7) Land Ho! Beautiful 10 acre parcel located on
Al Don Farming Rd. Just Yi mile off of Highway
80. Just a short ride from Labelle and Ft. Myers.
High and dry and waiting for your new home.
$299,900 MLS# 200533528
8) New Listing!l 2.5 acres in Pioneer
Plantation. Great location-just 1 Block
south of Tampa on Hendry Isles Blvd.
Property will not last long at $74,900
MLS# 200614840


Sarah A.
Williams

863-228-6867

1) New Listing!! 8 Acres in Montura
Ranch' buildjble lot-.4 ,'1 '25 3cre
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MLS# 2005144-39
5) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 wooded
acres on Riviera. Listed at $84,900
MLS# 200604536
6) Piork 4 tiyAJ priced,
for quick sale. Partially cleared and
listed at $124,900 MLS# 200603592
7)Your Home Here!! Call the
Smith/Williams team!! Let us show
you how we can market your home to
over 6 million potential buyers a
month!!


Charmaine A.
Montgomery
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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.
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


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R. Berner

863.228-3265
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2) W.Ventura 2bd/1ba. 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) Reduced Fciri'~SOle: 1.09 Acres.
2bd/2ba MH rIlllI Illngi Distance
From Mary Lo ,V ftf. .-- educed 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.

6) New Listing in Flaghole!
3bd/2ba MH on 1 ac. home hass tile &
hard wood floors throughout. Recently
remodeled 5ft. fence around property with
pole barn in backyard. Get your hands on
this beauty for $169.5K


Maribel
S"Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Hdbl, Espanol
REDUCED! YOU MUST SEE TODA'r!
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 iteven has a fenced
yard with lots of trees.
MOO! There's room for a contented cow,
oias. ao ?fA0l1ofl1JftJN' acres
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rnlude, 11 p'lm:e
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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

Looking for peace & quiet? Step into
this 4bd/2ba dbwide mobile home
located in MRE. Home features formal
living room and separate family room
with a fireplace. Garden tub in master
bedroom only $152K
New Listing! 2bd/2ba dbwide mobile

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$79.9K!


Sam J. Cathy S. Ashley Enrique Jerry W. Charles
Walker Garcia P. Wood AcostaSmithH. Kehm

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MonturaTracts, list, ShowandSell1.25 Very Nice 3 bedroom 2 1/2 Great starter home or invest- New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice 30 acres of pasture and woods in New 'Listing! Established
Acre Tracts. Call For Information or bathroom home with large meant poe tura Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C, Ladeca. $25,000.00 /acre. Rare commercial upholstery
Appointment! Flori afi me Ran r 1i llhi 4/2 Horseshoe Ac. @ $145k combination of seclusion in a natural business and property
Need a Building? We have a also l" l fl i split ~ l be Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH setting! $250K
1B2,i5sq.ft. Engineered Steel Ioc IJli cal just fl for. looks like a log cabin, on paved 5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150K
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K I oca ca JU loo New
Tower Lakes! DB E 32 2 ele me Start your New Year off right road, tenant occupied,fenced, new Call me for vacant land. Lots or New Listing Beautiful
ST.Ft. Liberty Home. On2 aLarge and call I would love to show with country living at its best. septic @ $124,900 acreage. building lot/investment
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront. this home to you. This home 1.25 ac., to sell at property in Port LaBelle
@ $94.9K is being offered at $89,900.E home with 2.5 acres in Montura, cleared and $55
Mobile Home on 1.25 acres in $149,900. purchase of land, single-wide MH fenced $92K
Montur n .5 I have the time to list, show offered @ $68,900 2.5 Acres in Montura going @ 85K New Listing! 1.25 Acre Lot
Pi:onreeSl ND 2.5 Cathy S. Garcia is a life- and sell your property. I Pioneer Plantation.!!! 2.5 acres located in Montura Ranch
acres @ $249.9 long resident of Clewiston pledge to you the most cus- wow! @ 589,900 2.5 Acres in Montura going @ S90K Estates going @ $45K
S CSAf ENDIfGa d.I @ and tomer service any Realtor can New Listing! 2bd/1ba on huge 5 Acres in Pioneer going @ $179.9K
5 newest member of our offer. Just ask my past cus- lots in Horseshoe Acres. Bring all Bring the kids & dog! This is a full time resident of
5 Acres on Highway 27 going @ team. tomers! (References avail- offers. Seller Motivated $165K big lot. 3bd/2ba brick home, Clewiston it will be my
$275K able) Call Today!!!! big lot. 3bd/2ba brick home, Cewiston it will be my
Just Outside of Town! Fleetwood Montura Lots many to choose pool & fenced $319,000.00 pleasure to assist you with
Home on a beautiful K acre. The Sugar Realty is proud from starting @ $39.9K New Development Call me for your commercial and resi-
property has a 24x30 shop with ann e ur sk valle lots dental real estate needs.
office listed at$174.0K Call for an to anno e spon New Listing! Montura Ranch sky valley lotsWith over 30 years of land,
appointment today! worship of the 2006 Estate 2bd/2ba Mobile Home. Handy man's special! Bring your home & commercial prop-
New Listing! 2003 4/2 Doublewide Miss Sugar Pageant Located on paved road. ery clean, tools. Located in Moore Haven erty sales experience I am
on 2.16 acres. Property features a Fenced, All appliances included, an As Is frame house going for looking forward to serving
second mobile home, large steel Call for more Get it while you can! Won't Last $65K the business and residen-
building and storage sheds and has information! Long! $107.7K tial community.
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TRACTOR restored Gilson.
11(h/p, 4spd. New tires, tubes,
battery & seat. Rebuilt eng.
$350 (863)467-6696


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pi & every
Tues. 11an. 763-3127


Rentals




Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos'
Townhouses Rent920i
Farm Property -
Rent 9125
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 9610










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Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.

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Business Places -
Sale 1(005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




Belle Glade, Muti-Unit
CBS Apartments. 1 & 2 Bdrm.
Call Thompson-Broker
(561)996-5264


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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.



WALMIMS-SCRIAER 77 H-Q
SIN.772-468-8306
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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: 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

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


Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds



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.



Port LaBelle, 2 vacant bldg.
or investment lots- 80x125,
Moss Circle or Hob Court.
New homes on street, phone,
elec., water. Owner may con-
sider financing. Your choice
.:s900 (941)'92-5120 or
email rabj64@yahoo.com
Port LaBelle Off RT 80, Ranch
area. Location: Aspen Blvd. &
March Ln. Block 68, Lot 73.
$71,500. (561)790-0053


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
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
66)292-5769 Gates of the
river
Grand Opening! Wright's
Creek, located in the Florida
panhandle. 3 acres, from
$27,900. Waterfront lots
from $49,900.
(866)888-7332, ext. 12.
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
* LAND AUCTION 200 Props
Must be Sold! Low Down /
E-Z Financing Free Catalog
(800) 937-1603
WW.LANDAUCTION.COM
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.


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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


MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
Y MOUNTAIN 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
(866)789-8535
www.NC77.com.
NEW TO MARKET! DEEP WA-
TER LOTS Beautifully situat-
ed on 50 acres with 2,800
feet of magnificent frontage
on Battery Creek in Beaufort,
SC. Offering deep waterfront
dockable, tidal creek and pri-
vacy wooded lots starting
from $59,900 Call
(877)929-2837.
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.
OCALA/ ORLANDO, FLORIDA
AREA. $15,000 DISCOUNT.
1.7- 21 Acres from
$149,900. Rolling hills,
views, trails. Only 2 miles-
1-75. Discount ends 2/28.
Broker/Owner.
(352)330-0022.
TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT RE-
TREATS Newly released
lakefront, wooded and
mountain view sites. 5 to 50
estate acres from the
$39,990. 90 minutes to
Nashville. Don't miss the
sunsets over the lake! Call
866)339-4966. Eagles
idge.
The Perfect Recreational / In-
vestment Tract 851 Acres in
Beautiful South Georgia Of-
fering Divided or As a Whole
Contact PeachState at
(866)300-7653 Visit
www.rubuyingreales-
tate.com GAL 2550
WATERFRONT! 2 acres +/-
$159,900. Gorgeous
acreage, great views, pristine
shoreline & deep boatable
water! Near Bath NC. Enjoy
access to ICW, Sound, At-
lantic. Paved road, under-
ground utilities, well water,
septic approved. Excellent fi-
nancing. By appointment on-
ly. Call now (800)732-6601
x1497.
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.
WE BUY HOUSES FAST! NO
EQUITY! NO PROBLEM! Call
Toll Free 24 Hrs.
1-877-7BUY-FAST.
www.8777buyfast.com
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.
Western New Mexico- 20
Acres Starting at $39,990
Scenic region, Views, trees,
rolling hills, wildlife. Family
retreat, hunting property or
year round home. Power,
100% financing. NALC
(866)365-2825.



RIVERFRONT -
Just East of Ortona Locks
239-823-2587


Mobile Homes




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




MOBILE HOME LOTS
For Sale
Shiv Island & Pahokee
(561)996-4524



MOBILE HOME STEPS- 5
steps, fiberglass w/rails, 40"
height $250 (863)763-7460




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 & LAND '93
Homes of Merit 2BR/2BA
w/detached garaged,
on.3 acre 863-983-6002


Recreation 1



Boats 3005
CampersR,'Vs 3010
Jet Skiis 31)15
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT, Aluminum hull, 220
GPU, Top job with rod bear-
ing carb intake. $10,500
(863)227-3687
BASS BOAT- 16'9" Challenger,
140 Evinrude, w/trlr, trolling
mtr, too much to list $2500
firm (863)467-4646
BASS BOAT, 17 Ft., Dynatrak,
Made by Ebb-Tide, Good
shape. EP 150 hp Evinrude.
$5500. (863)467-2253
BASS BOAT: Dynatrak 1988,
15 Ft., 50 hp Yamaha 0/B.
Tennessee Trailer. $3200.
(217)825-8229
CHEENOE, 15 Ft. on Trailer.
7.5 Merc. Like new. $1800.
(863)517-2077 LaBelle.
FORCE OB 85- 125hp, LOW-
ER UNIT, 20", $250
(863)467-5736
JON BOAT- 12ft, V bottom, w/
trailer $300 (863)763-8415
Lowes 1991 Boat & Trailer,
2002 Merc. 75hp 4 stroke,
$7,000 16 Linda Road Buck
Head Ridge.
Sports Boat, 10'5", Mercury
WaterMouth & trailer,
$2,500. (863)612-0159
STARTER- for Force OB mo-
tor $75 (863)467-5736
THUNDERBIRD BOWRIDER-
65hp Evinrude & trailer.
Runs Excellent $1800.
(863)763-3451
WANTED BOAT TRAILER for
20ft Pontoon (863)467-8567


FIFTH WHEEL- 30', w/screen
room, in Lake Port, $3500,
lot rent $140 (863)465-5944
HUNTER or FISHERMAN'S
dream, travel trailer w/Florida
room, you move $2500 neg.
(863)467-6604
How fast can your car
gO? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classified.



ROAD RANGER FIFTH WHEEL,
'90, 28/2 ft., asking $2500.
(863)763-6888
TRAIL LITE '00- 27'6", slide-
out, very clean, pull w/1/2
ton trk, $8500
(706)416-0110 OKee.
YELLOWSTONE 5TH WHEEL
'85- 30', $3900 or best offer,
excellent condition
(863)234-1888



BOAT MOTOR: 2005 MERCU-
RY 0/B, 2 Stroke, 15 hp.
$1500. (239)225-3282
BOAT MOTOR, Johnson, 15
hp., Electric Start. $550.
Firm. (863)674-1065
MOTOR GUIDE Trolling Motor,
12/24 volt, 67 lb. trust, hand
controlled, good cond. $175.
Call 863-467-1381.
OUTBOARD MOTOR- '92 8HP
Johnson, long shaft, $450
(863)447-2130.



HONDA REBEL 2003, Excel-
lent. $2000 (863)517-2077
LaBelle.
HONDA SHADOW, Shaft drive,
needs TLC. rust on chrome,
some pitting, Nice paint. Good
project. $350 (561)924-2208
HONDA SHADOW VT 750- '05
Silver, Brand new, 243 mi.
Accessories included.
$7800. (863)675-3469
HONDA VALKYRIE 2001 V6,
14k miles, great cond. Lake
Port, $8,000 (706)338-0653
VULCAN 750, '03, 4,202 mi.,
windshield & saddlebags,
$4000. (863)673-4314 after
5pm
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.




FOUR WHEELERS (2) w/hel-
met, 50cc, & 70cc, 2
months old. $1900/all
(863)697-8831
POLARIS PREDATOR '03
500cc, has motor work,
$4000(561)798-3674


TERRY- '80, 30ft, Need lots of
work. Good hunting trailer.
$1000. or best offer
(863)634-2915


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 41020
Construction
Equipment -4.5
Foreign Cars 4 0i,:
Four Wheel Drive -Ji'i5
Heavy Duty Trucks 4.10'
Parts Repairs 4-10t5
Pickup Trucks 11ii'i:
Sport Utility 4uj
Tractor Trailers 40l60
Utility Trailers 4".1r5
Vans W,



CADILLAC DEVILLE '89- load-
ed, good cond., $1500
(863)467-8268
CAMARO Z28 80- auto, all
original, nice restoration pro-
ject, $2000 neg.
(863)634-6601 Ive msg.
FORD ESCORT LX 1995 4dr
sedan, cold air, pwr steering
& brakes, 56k miles, excel.
cond. $2500 (863)635-1139
KIA SPORTAGE- '2000, Con-
vertible, Auto, Cold A/C,
49K, Great cond. $4000. or
best offer (863)763-9329
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '91,
Cartier, silver, 126k miles,
sun roof, well kept, $800.
needs trans work drive able
(863)467-6060
MERCURY SABLE WAGON, in
Montura, engine needs work,
$900 neg. (863)805-8786
MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE
1999 94K mis. $6500. Looks
& Runs great! Call
(812)272-0439 See in LaBelle
PONTIAC FIERO, '88, good
tires, 4 cyl., 5spd., good on
gas, $1500. (863)467-0030
TOYOTA MR2 '88, 2 dr, 4 cyl,
5spd. manual, power, win/dr.
Great mileage. Dependable.
$1500 neg. (561)924-2208


AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible / Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776



CHEVY SILVERADO, '94, 4
wheel drive, 3/4 ton, runs
good, $3800.
(863)381-0432
JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA
1999, 4wd, hard and soft
tops loaded $10,750
(863)467-4001


BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $200
or best offer (863)763-6747
CAR DOLLY, '03, like new,
used 4 times, good tires,
straps lights $925 neg or
trade (863)697-9704
CARBURETOR & HEAD- 350,
with 202 valve $300.
(863)763-5067
POS TRAC UNIT- 8.5 w/gears,
342 & 373, $250 or best of-
fer (863)467-8856
SOFT TOP- complete for a
Jeep Wrangler, all doors &
windows, $200
(863)763-9592/634-0399
TRANSMISSION- 4L60E,
$300 or best offer
(863)467-8856
TRUCK BED COVER- White fi-
berglass, Tonneau Cover Fits
Ford F250 Super Duty Reg.
Bed $300 (239)462-3312


CHEVY S10- '91, 4.3 Auto,
Motor & Transmission is
fine. Has front end damage.
Asking $600.863-357-1974
CHEVY SILVERADO 1986, V8
Diesel no ac, $1300
(863)357-7214 after 5pm
DODGE PU '95- Laramie,
$3500, Cummins diesel, air-
bag, very good cond. $5900
(863)357-7214 after 5pm
FORD F150 "92- ext cab, new
tires, battery & master cyl.,
70K, like new, $3500
(863)824-0739'
JEEP COMANCHE PICK UP
'86, 6 cyl., 79 K mis. Runs
great. Well maintained. $1000
firm. 863-675-3539
PICKUP BED- 2003 GMC/Che-
vy long bed Never used. Like
new. W/tailgate & bumper
$1150. 561-386-7329
TOYOTA- '87, Ext. cab, 5 spd,
AC, Sunroof, Bedliner, Row
bar, $1500 or best offer.
(863)632-9166
TRUCK CAP- 8ft, sliding win-
dows all around, $300
(772)201-8932 leave mes-
sage



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This One


FORD ESCAPE 2001, 4cyl,
5spd., 70K miles. Excellent
condition. Gets 27+ mpg.
$8750. Call 863-634-7021
days or 863-763-6796 eves.



AXLES- (2) #5200 Torsion,
off 102" trlr w/4 wh/tires, 6
lug w/brakes, very good
cond. $500 (561)676-7846
CAR DOLLY, excel cond. $950
(863)946-2313 or
218) 340-5296 Moore
Haven
EQUIP TRAILER- 24', 3 axle
w/ramps, goose neck, good
tires (8x14.5) lights, good
floor $2500 (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER, 19', HD,
dual axle, 1 yr. old, holds 1
car & 2 motorbikes, $1750.
(561)909-7367


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FORD AEROSTAR 1989, Red,
V6, Auto., A/C. Looks &
Runs good. $2500 or best
offer (772)291-3206


Public Notices




Public Notice ,Cr
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 05-992-CA
CARLOS M. CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARLOS M. CRUZ; JAC-
QUELINE CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JACQUELINE CRUZ; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Hendry County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44
SOUTH RANGE 32 EAST, HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN
EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD
OVER THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF.
ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 2799,
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
To include a:
1998 MERI HS;
VIN#FLHMLCB118517742A;
TITLE #74071354
1998 MERI HS;
VIN# FLHMLCB118517742B;
TITLE #74071355
A//A
625 NORTH JINETE STREET
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock, A.M., or
as soon thereafter as same can be
done, to the highest bidder, or bidders,
for cash, in the front office of the Clerk
of Circuit Court in the Hendry County
Courthouse (being the second floor
hallway of the Hendry County Courts
Building), LaBelle, FL 33935, on
March 8.2006.
DATED THIS 10th DAYOF Feb.., 2006.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: R. DeLa Cruz
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
,ifi hearing impaired, please
ili I, ii 9559771 (TDD) or
[800) 55-8770 i .;. ,

iN IEC lR[Cui1 .OURTOF TnE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
ihrninqh Rural Development formerly
Im.hl,, IH.. ,hOF ,, m I I ,i-iA
ture (USDA),
Plaintiff,
vs. CASE NO.2005-495CA
ELLA RENAE WOODARD a/k/a ELLA RE-
NAE CALDWELL, beneficiary of HER-
MAN L. SHAW, Deceased; and JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE, representing all
unknown minors, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, Hinors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants by,
through, under, or against HERMAN L
SHAW, deceased, and all parties hav-
ing a claim, eight, title or interest in the
property herein; and HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary Judgment entered in the
above entitled in the Circuit Court of
Hendry County, Florida, I will sell the
property located in Hendry County,
Flonda, being specifically described as
follows:
Lot 20, Block 2172, of Port LABELLE
UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86,
Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash in Front of the Office of
the Clerk of Court, Double Doors, Sec-
ond Floor hallway, Administration
Building, of the Hendry County Court-
house at the corner of Highway 80 and
S.R. 29, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.

Syou are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at the Charlotte
County Courthouse, E. Marion Avenue,
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose
telephone number is (941) 637-2281,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this Notice of Sale; fi you are
hearing or voice impaired call Florida
Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
Dated Feb. 15, 2006
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:S. Hammond
As Deputy Cledrk
116110 CGS 2/23; 3/2/06
LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Bibiana &Salva Gonzalez
212 S. Lopez Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with S & E Properties,
Inc. Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
Block of East Obispo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 Block of
East Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on
February 25, 2006. At the hour of
1000OAM to satisfy rental in the
amount of $668.75
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids.
114504 CGS 2/16,23/06


LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Maria Llorea
215 Avonida Del Centro
Clewiston, FL 33440
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with S & E Properties,
Inc. Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
Block of East Obispo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 Block of
East Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on
February 25, 2006. At the hour of
10:OOAM to satisfy rental in the
amount of $428.00
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids.
114498 CGS 2/16,23/06
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 3/14/06
SUBJECT AREA, 254 Instructional Highly Qualified HOUSSE
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
highly qualified instructional personnel.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.43, 1012.22, 1012.23, 1012.27,
1012.42 FS., 6A-1.0503(3) S.B.A. and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, PL.
107.110
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.43, 1012.22. 1012.23,
1012 27, 1012.42 F.S., 6A-1.0503(3) S.B.A. and No Child Left Behind Act of
2001,PL 107.110.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent ofSchools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for highly qualified
instructional personnel.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on March 14,2006.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alemative must do so in writing wi in 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted tothe Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted t the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School'Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be fled in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), F.S.
116308 CGS2/23;3/2,9 CB 3/9/06


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
C E Bone Jr (B & S Farms) PO Box 84, Felda, FL 33930, has submitted Application
060103-10 for a Water Use Permitto irrigate 40 acres of agricultural lands. The
water will be withdrawn from Lake Okeechobee and the project is located in Sec-
tions 34,35, Township 45 South, Range 29 East.
Huey P and Dorcas F Howard (Howard Ranch) PO Box 154, Immokalee, FL 34143,
has submitted Application 060105-6 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 129 acres
of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and
the project is located in Section 31, Township 45 South, Range 28 East
Alico Inc (Felda Grove) PO Box 338, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Application
060117-6 for renewal of Water Use Permit 11-00119-W to irrigate 1640 acres of
agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer
and the project is located in Sections 1-12,16,17,20,21, Townships 45,46 South,
Ranges 29-31 East.
Wingate Mills Partnership (Wingate Farms) c/o Johnson-Prewitt & Associates Inc,
PO Box 1029, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 060130-9 for re-
newal of Water Use Permit 26-00626-W to irrigate 3940 acres of agricultural
lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the pro-
ject is located in Sections 5-8,17,18, Township 48 South, Range 32 East
Collier Land Holdings Ltd (Gum Swamp Farms) 975 New Harvest Rd, Immokalee,
FL 34143, has submitted Application 060110-2 for modification of Environmental
Resource Permit 26-00440-S for 2807.5 acres of agricultural lands. The water
will be discharged to the Okaloachoochee Slough and the project is located In
Sections 19-21,27-30, Township 47 South, Range 31 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for after
reviewing the staff report.
116258 CGS 2/23/06

NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court of Broward County, Florida, on the 15th day of October 1991, in the cause
wherein First Union National Bank of Florida was plaintiff and Jorge Mercado
and MIgdalla Nieves are defendants, being Case Number 91-01899COSO (62),
in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have lev-
led upon all the right, tile and interest of the defendant Jorge Mrcado and Mig-
dalla Neves, in and to the following described property, to-wit
SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 6 Block 54 of Montura Ranch Estates
First Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at
Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including
only such Oil, Gas and Mineral rights as the Grantor may possess. Subject to
conditions, restriction reservations, road and canal rights-of-way, enforceable
easements of assessments. Subject to real estate taxes for 2005 and subsequent
years.
a/k/a 230 N. Mayoral Street, Montum Ranches
And on the 6th day of April, 2006, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
house,,LaBelle, Florida,atthe hour of 11:00am, or as soonthereafter as possible,
I will offer for sale all the said defendants Jorge Mercado and Mlgdalla Nievas,
right, titleand interest in the aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell
the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to
the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may
be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff
114892 GGS 2/23;3/2,9,16/06


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 peitioner 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 al unknown
natural persons, if living, or if dead,
their unknown spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees and creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through or under
these unknown natural persons, and
all parties having or claiming to have,
any right, We or interest in and to the
real property herein sought to have tle
quieted
Defendants
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
living, or it dead, their unknown spous-
es, heirs, devisees, grantees and
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through or under these unknown natu-
ral persons, and all parties having or
claiming to have, any right, We or in-
terest in and to the real property herein
south to have title quieted, AND ALL
OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiettte on t he 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-
ry County, Florida. Less and except
Gas, Oil, and Mineral rights not owned
by prior owner. Subject to existing
easements and right of ways of
record.
has been filed against you and you are
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 plaintiffs
attomey 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

NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, March 2, at 8:30 a.m. in the
Commission Chambers at the LaBelle
City Hall, 481 W. Hickpoochee Ave-
nue, LaBelle, Florida.
109524 CGS 2/23/06


NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
March3,2006
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Rorida
Property of April Hester mattress set,
book self, small child TV, glass table,
chairs, lamps, artificial plants, micro-
wave, misc. household items..
Property of Natasha Johnson: computer
desk, shelving, bed frame, night stand,
and misc. items.
116492 CGS 2/23:3/206
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of Rorida Rural
LegalServices, willhold ts next regu-
lar meeting on Saturday, February 25,
2006atthe Offices of daRurar Le-
gal Services, Inc., at 3210 Cleveland
Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida The meet-
ingwill begin at approximately 10:30
A.M. For additional information, please
call 1-800-476-8937. The public is in-
vited to attend.
116420 IB/CGS 2/23/06
WFLX/WFTX Legal Notice Ad
Adelphia Cable Communications pro-
aides the following Information regard-
ing an upcoming channel change:
Effective March 14, 2006, customers in
Moore Haven will no longer receive
WFLX (FOX 29 West Palm Beach),
channel 9, on their channel lineup.
FOX programming is available and can
be viewed on WFX (FOX 36 Cape
Coral), channel 9.
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