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Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: March 2, 2006
Publication Date: 1989-
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At a Glance

Harvest Queen
application
The deadline for applica-
tions is fast approaching for the
2006 Harvest Queen Pageant to
be held in conjunction with the
2006 Black Gold Jubilee. Appli-
cations are available in area
schools as well as at the Belle
Glade Chamber. Please submit
your applications by March 3.
Basic qualifications for this year
are: The contestant will be a
female at least 16 years old but
no older than 21 on the date of
the Black Gold Jubilee. She will
not have ever been married,
have no children and not preg-
nant at this time. She will have
conducted and will conduct
herself with good citizenship
and good moral character. She
will be a female resident of or
attend school in the Belle
Glade, Pahokee or South Bay
*area. The Harvest Queen
Pageant is sponsored by the
Belle Glade Lions Club and
PBCC at Belle Glade.

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: Inspirational Church of
God Mass Choir, Minister Willie
Lawrence and many, many
more. Come and join in on this
worship and praise experi-
ence. Don't miss out on an
awesome move of God! For
more information, contact
Kevin Wright at (561) 261-0717
Rev. R.,F. Hairston, III, Pastor.
This event is being brought to
you b\ the men of-New Bethel.

Eboney observes
Founders Day
The Eboney Elite Ladies
Society will observe its Annual
Founder's Day Sunday, March
19 at 3:30 p.m. St. James A.M:E
Church Pahokee, Rev. Isaac
F. Mitchell II, Pastor. The guest
speaker is Rev. David George.
For more information you may
contact president Elise L. Sin-
gletary at (561) 924-9237.

Need interested
board members
The Pahokee Beacon Center
is looking for dedicated individ-
uals to sen e as board members
on their community advisory
council group. Individuals will
give their input on ho\\ the Bea-
con Center program is going.
Meetings will be held once a
month, :,ab\ silting \\ill be avail-
able for those needing assis-
tance with childcare. Refresh-
ments will also be served. If
interested please call the Paho-
kee Beacon Center to RSVP or
contact Ms. Anita Davis at (561)
924-6544. Next meeting is
scheduled for March 21 at 6
p.m. in the Pahokee Elemen-
tary Cafeteria. Let's come out
and make a difference in our
kid's lives.


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Annexation process goes on


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Despite
criticisms from members of the
community in opposition of the
annexation of Glades Glen and
715 Mobile Home Park, City
Manager Houston Tate says the
future will dictate exactly how
shrewd it really was for the city
to move to square off its bound-
aries.
Focused on the short-term
negatives mainly the cost of
annexation residents are
missing the bigger picture of
welcoming additional sources
of revenue into the city, he said.
Jumping now that the city has a


chance to do so, he said, is an
overwhelmingly good move.
According to Mr. Tate, the
city approached annexation
while keeping its eyes focused
squarely on the future. By wel-
coming the areas immediately
adjacent to the city limits, main-
ly Glades Glen and 715 Mobile
Home Park, the city positions
itself to catch areas it previously
did not have access to in the
past.
With more agricultural com-
panies looking at making use of
their land for development, the
city is poised to reap the bene-
fits of such development, Mr.
Tate said. There are reportedly


talks with Florida Crystals to
introduce approximately 1,300
acres into the city.
The city is also discussing the
possibility of annexing the area
behind the hospital, which
promises to bring hundreds of
new homes to the area and an
influx of new residents with it.
That means more ad valorem
taxes and hundreds of addition-
al water and trash customers
providing for the city, the city
manager said. As the city grows,
financial burden of supporting a
city then shifts somewhat from
existing residents to include
additional citizens.
"In the long run, the reason


Black History Month: Celebrating history


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The children at PEPPI Head Start in Belle Glade acknowledged their forefathers with a
presentation for Black History Month that was very well attended last week.


you annex is to increase ad val-
orem taxes," said the manager.
"Obviously, we're going to
annex those parcels of land that
will be economic generators."
One of the loudest criticisms
of the annexation was leveled at
city officials. Residents, and
Commissioner Don Garrett him-
self, argued that the commis-
sion, which is predominately
black, seized the opportunity to
welcome the new areas, which
are also predominately black, to
ensure their re-election bids in
March.
It isn't as simple as that, Mr.
Tate said. Having worked on the
annexation for two years


already, it was sheer coinci-
dence that the annexation elec-
tion happened a few short
weeks prior to the March gener-
al election, he said. "The prob-
lem is that it took too long to get
completed," he said.
Mr. Tate knows, however,
that residents are interested in
the near future, and whether or
not the city will be able to sup-
port the additional load the new
annexations will prove to be. He
offered an assurance that the
city will manage and said that
the process is moving along as
well as the city expected it to.

See City Page 10


Candidates




speak out



for elections


The following are candi-
dates running in the Pahokee
municipal elections, to be held
March 14. Names listed in
alphabetical order.
Name: Allie Howard Biggs
(Incumbent)
-, O,:.u_-.li,:n. Pleseri:..city
commissioner for. the city of
Pal-hokee, retired from roy foi-
mer job, which *was senior
coordinator for Palm Beach
County Transportation in the
Glades ai ea tor .322 years.


Running for Seat: City Com-
missioner- Group 2
Clubs and Organizations:.
I'm a member of the Democrat-
ic Club. A member of the
NAACP. I am a member of the
Black Caucus and a member of
the Florida League of Cities as
an .elected official. Ba3icall'.' in
mv city, I volunteer at Fahl:rk:ee
High Schiool andl help ,\ ith the
rren:toring program [here.
Political Expe-rience. This is
See Election -Page 10


Milani wins



South Bay



development


The bright children wore shirts with the images of history's leading civil rights figures
while reciting stories of important events in America's struggle for equality.


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY Hoping to
revive its industrial park, the city
of South Bay has agreed to move
forward with negotiations with
Milani, a company that is pro-
posing to build a mix of residen-
tial and commercial develop-
ment in the 100-acre parcel of
land.
Because of the site's location


bffoff Hwy. 27, a n-imajr bih.:louhi-
fare in South Florida, a number
of companies competed f:or por-
tions of the land, making their
final presentations at the city
commission meeting last \eek
Meembers on ire cornmmihsinc
ranked the proposals individual-
ly before voting to begin talks
with Milani. Vice-Mayor Esther
See Milani Page 10


PalmTran bus


stalls, is hit by train


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE A group of
residents heading to work on a
PalmTran bus received a rude
surprise Monday morning when
a train came to a stop on the bus
they rode in. Fortunately all of
the passengers had exited.the
bus before the impact,
moments after its engine stalled
and came to a stop on the rail-
way.
Police were called to the
scene at approximately 10:20
a.m., finding a train plowed into
a bus at the railroad crossing on
NW Ave. D. in Belle Glade. The
bus was pinned between the
train and the railroad's gate
device on the other side.
Apparently, the driver of the
bus, Jake Lamar, was heading to
his next scheduled stop at 3rd St.
and Ave. A, driving east, when
he felt something hit against the


floorboard.
"It was a clickity-clack, click-
clack sound," Lamar said.
The engine then shut off
while several of his passengers
noticed the smell of oil coming
from the transmission fluid that
was spilling under them. The
bus came to a stop on top of the
railroad.
That's when Lamar ordered
the passengers to get out of the
vehicle and onto the side of the
road, facing the remote possibil-
ity that a train might come bar-
reling down the railway.
As he spoke to his supervi-
sors at PalmTran requesting that
they send a tow truck to move
the bus from the road, Lamar
heard the sound of the train as it
came around the corner on its
way north, in a path headed
See Collision- Page 10


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The train carrying agricultural products collided against the PalmTran bus, which had
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Joseph Edward Wolfe
Joseph Edwaid Wolfe, age 89,
of Cle'wiston, surrounded by his
family, passed away peacefully at
home on Sun-
day morning, ii
Feb. 19, 2006,
after a long ill -
ness. He was
Mississippi,
and, at an early
age, lie and his .
farnily relocated
to tile Cleve- Joseph
land, Mississip- Edward Wolfe
pi, area. He was
the son of the late William Edward
Wolfe and Daisy Musselwhite
Wolfe. He was predeceased by his
seven siblings.
Mr. Wolfe was a pioneer in the
cable television industry, in 1957,
he and William F. (Bud) Cress built
the Cleveland Television Cable Sys-
tem, subsequently expanding it
into surrounding areas. He retired
in 1969 and, with his wife, wintered
on Lake Okeechobee in Florida
prior to making Clewiston, their
permanent residence in 1985.
He was a Mason of the 32nd
Degree of the Scottish Rite. He was
politically active in Mississippi and
was appointed Colonel and Aide-
de-Camp on the Governor's Staffs
of Governor John Bell Williams in
January 1968 and Governor Cliff
Finch in January 1976. Fulfilling a
life long love for wildlife, hunting
and fishing, he was appointed a
member of the Mississippi State
Game and Fish Commission by
Governors John Bell Williams and
William F Waller.
Mr. Wolfe is survived by his wife
of 68 years, Marguerite Cress
Wolfe; daughters, Juanita Wolfe
Dunn, of Bastrop, LA, Beverly M.
Wolfe, of Clewiston, FL, and Jo Ann
Wolfe Smith of Greer, SC; grand-
children, GiGi Dunn, Jerry Craw-


ford, Anne Claire Dunn Stephen-
son, Jay Crawford, Walt Peden,
Megan Dunn Meador, and Mary Jo
Ann Peden Grisham; and 12 great-
grandchildren.
Akin-Davis Funeral Home of
Clewiston, Florida, handled the
arrangements for cremation. A
memorial service will be held in
Cleveland, Mississippi, at a
future date.
Daisy Pauline Whidden
Daisy Pauline Whidden, 67, of
Lake Placid and Clewiston, passed
away Thursday Feb. 16, 2006 at the
George C. Forsythe Center in
Auburndale, FL. She was born in
LaBelle to her parents, Kelly and
Daisy Jennings. She had been a resi-
dent of Lake Placid for the past four
months coming from Cross City.
She is survived by her loving hus-
band, John E. Whidden, Jr.; daugh-
ter, Mary Ann Andrews; son, John E.
Whidden, I; three granddaughters;
three sisters, Fran Schafer, Edna
Dana, and Nancy Mason.
A celebration of her life took
place Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 at the
Chapel of Scoot Funeral Home,
Rev. James Langham officiated.
David A. Glisson, Sr.
David A. Glisson, Sr. also known
Lon Grison, passed away Saturday,
Feb. 18, 2006 at the age of 74. Lon
started his career in produce as a
U.S.D.A. inspector, and later went
to work for South Bay Growers
were he worked on the sales desk.
Lon also worked with other com-
panies including Datten Brothers
and Grans & Utters. At the time of
his death he was working with
Mack Farms in Lake Wales, Florida.
Lon was married to Audrey Eloise
Haggins until her death in 1998.
He leaves behind two daugh-
ters, Glenda Gaye Clay, of
Lawrence, GA and Gloria Gayle
Suggs, of Altha, FL; sons, David A.


Glisson, Jr. ofValdosta, GA, Greg G.
Glisson, of Clewiston, FL; brothers,
S.T. Glisson of Bartow, FL, Thomas
J. Glisson, of Bainbridge, GA; sister,
Lela Jean Moore, of Stark, FL;
grandchildren, Shawn, Beth, Doug,
David Il1, Sarah, .osh, Heather, and
a great grandson, Carson.
Funeral services took place
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 at Glades
Funeral Chapel in Belle Glade with
Rev. Danny More officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Port Mayaca
Cemetery with U.S. Air Force hon-
ors. All arrangements by Glades
Funeral Chapel--Belle Glade.
Annie Lee Oliver
Annie Lee Oliver, age 85, born in
Soperton, GA, left for heaven Satur-
day, Feb. 18, 2006, leaving behind
her only child, daughter Mary (Oliv-
er-Barnes) Williams, wife of Joe
Lee Williams of Melbourne and
Belle Glade. Mary is employed at
Harris Corp. in Melbourne and trav-
els extensively for Harris. Other rel-
atives include her grandchildren
Michael R. Harvey (deceased),
Christopher L. Harvey (Jun) of
Houston, TX, LTC Mark O. Harvey
(Alisa) of Tracy, CA; great grand-
children Christopher L. Harvey,
who has one daughter Tricah,
Mark O. Harvey and his four daugh-
ters Shannon, Brandy, Savani
and Cheyenne; stepson Bobby
(Ines) Williams of Belle Glade and
step granddaughter, Donna Wil-
son, of Royal Palm Beach; step
great grandchild, Bobby and his
two daughters, Erica and Stephanie
and one son, Jonathan; Donna and
her two sons Billy Grssinger, Jr. and
Ryan Whitman. Annie was preced-
ed in death by seven brothers and
one sister and lived longer than
anyone else in her family. She
resided in Belle Glade since 1948
and retired from Glades Co-op in
the late 80s. Funeral services took
place Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 at


Glades Funeral Chapel in Belle
Glade and interment followed at
Sylvan Abbey Cemetery in Clear-
water, Florida.
Ronald Eugene Crosby
Ronald Eugene Crosby, age 63,
of Clewiston, passed away Feb.
24, 2006 in Clewiston. He was
born Dec. 13, 1942 in Daytona
Beach, FL to the late John Eric and
the late Mamie Rose (Teston)
Crosby Patterson. He was a veter-
an of the U.S. Army, retiring to
Clewiston in 1981 as Master
Sergeant. He was a member of
Lodge 25 F. & A.M., Richmond, KY,
Richmond Commandery of
Knights Templar, Richmond, KY,
Royal Arch Chapter 16, Rich-
mond, KY, B.P.O.E, Lodge 1853,
Clewiston and St. Martin's Episco-
pal Church, Clewiston. Survivors
include his wife Nan Nell (Clark)
Crosby; one daughter Mary (Beth)
Elizabeth Griffin (Mrs. Dennis) of
Moore Haven; and three sons,
Ronald E. Crosby II (Blythe) of
West Palm Beach, Jeffrey Crosby
(Grace), both of Henderson, NV;
brothers A.J. Patterson of Georgia
and Gerald Patterson (Linda) of
Cape Coral and six grandchildren.
Funeral services took place
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at
Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston with Reverend Samuel
Thomas, Ph.D. officiating. Military
honors were rendered by the U.S.
Army. All arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.

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Patterson
Jeffrey and Tiffany Patterson of
Clewiston are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Blake Edward
Patterson. He was born Feb. 17,
2006 at Health Park in Ft. Myers. He
weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces
and was 19 inches long at birth.
Blake was welcomed home by
his sister Rylie Roxanne.
Maternal grandparents are Steve
and Teresa Rudd of Clewiston.
Paternal grandparents are Jerry and
Kathy Beck of Lakeport and Steve
and Elaine Patterson of Muse, Flori-
da. Great grandparents are Emily
Rudd of Clewiston, Wilfred and
Betty Pelham of Sebring, George
and Barbara Kelleher of Lake Placid.
Great-great grandmother Clara
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at the Belle Glade/South Bay issues forum at http://www.newszapfo-
rums.com/forum51. It is a hometown forum so visit the page as often
as you would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks
or profanities, please). Comments will be published in the newspaper
as space permits.

HERE'S AN EXAMPLE: In reference to the article on Feb. 16 about
the Sheriff's Office handling the B.G.P.D., doesn't Chief Dowdell know
that if he only has 12 officers then he definitely has a personal prob-
lem? And also, the city certainly must have financial problems since
they cannot meet their obligations to pay those who are still owed
their longevity pay. These are two fine examples uf the city of Belle
Glade.

TIME FORA CHANGE: Just in case you don't know, the City of Belle
Glade is in serious trouble. We do not have enough police protection.
for one thing. There are not enough officers and the ones we have are
stretched so thin they have got to be exhausted all the time. A while
back Mr. Dowdell said in an article in this paper that there was nothing
to worry about and everything was going to be fine. Well, we are sill
waiting. In the meantime, the robbers are going on and the speeding is
going on and nothing is being done. No one is saying there will not be
robbers, because the police cannot be everywhere just waiting for a
crime to happen even if we had a full police force, but it is worse now
than it has ever been. Last week at the commission meeting the state-
ment was made that we would have several more officers soon. I am
told that we lost more officers after that. So is everything still going to
be all right Mr. Dowdell? I doubt it if you don't get busy and do your job
the best of your ability or is this the best you can do?
What about the old police station being robbed of all those guns
and evidence? Why was all of that left there to start with? It is no won-
der that Belle Glade is a laughing stock when things like that are hap-
pening. Last night on the news, Mr. Dowdell said the city is safe and
has been safe. Wake up and smell the rose if you think this is safe.
Commissioners, you are not there just to have a position. Not one
good thing has been done by this commission in a very long time. It
does not matter if you are black or white if your concern is the city of
Belle Glade the whole city. Some of you cannot say that. Do your
job or get out. Stop allowing this city to be a joke.
I believe the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department should be
brought in to take over the law enforcement. It is clear that it will not
get done openly under the present administration.


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Getting Lake Okeechobee back on track


By Paul N. Gray, Ph.D.,
Science Coordinator for
Audubon of Florida's
Lake Okeechobee Program
This essay is written to help
people understand ways they can
help restore Lake Okeechobee.
Despite the present mess the
lake is in, there actually are some
positive signs and real reasons for
hope. We have little control over
the hurricanes, but much of the
lake s problems are from
human activities, which we have
considerable control over.
As most people know, the lake
has suffered the die-off of some
75 square miles of plant commu-
nities that have been replaced
with deep, dirty water. The fish
and wildlife that depended on
these plant communities have
declined severely too. The lake
s deep water caused massive
releases to the estuaries, with
severe damage to them as well.
This is similar to the condition
the lake was in, in the year 2000.
In response to that crisis, the
agencies conducted a draw down
of the lake to allow plant recov-
ery. This draw down, aided by a
drought, did indeed rejuvenate
the lake and by 2004 we had re-
grown the lost plant communi-
ties, regained water clarity in the
marshes and fish and wildlife
populations were booming.
The hurricanes reversed the
recovery and we now need
another draw down. The agen-
cies had planned to draw Lake
Okeechobee down this spring,
but Hurricane Wilma made the
lake so deep it was not possible.
We hope that they can keep the


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lake lower this summer bar-
ring more storms and if so,
conduct the draw down next
spring.
We can get recovery if we can
get a good draw down.
Another reason for hope is
present management of the lake.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers and the South Florida
Water Management District are
intentionally trying to lower the
lake this spring, as much as rea-
sonably possible. As recently as
2003, these same agencies did
not try to lower the lake in the
spring. The result in the following
summer was harmfully high lake
levels, and harmful estuary
releases.
People around the lake and on
both coasts hollered at the agen-
cies, and they listened. Since then,
they have deviated from their orig-
inal water management plans
and instead of letting the lake
remain deep in the spring, they
have tried to lower it. The releases
are going slowly, because they are
being sensitive to estuary condi-
tions, but over time considerable
lowering can be accomplished.
Most importantly, the agencies
have realized that the present


water management schedule for
Lake Okeechobee does not work
well enough, and they are revising
it.
Audubon s recommen-
dation is a schedule that goes no
higher than 15.5 feet at the end of
summer, and 13 feet at the end of
the dry season. These lower levels
should significantly improve the
overall health of the lake and
reduce harmful estuary releases.
Although trying to keep the
lake lower will help some, it is
only the first step. Drainage in the
watershed allows too much
water to rush into the lake during
storms, which apparently are
more common in the present
weather pattern. In the long term,
two ways to help prevent this are
to get farms and cities to slow
down their outflows after storms,
and for the agencies to build stor-
age facilities, like reservoirs,
upstream of the lake.
Toward these goals, Governor
Bush came to Okeechobee last
October and announced plans to
spend about $200 million on Lake
Okeechobee restoration pro-
grams in the next four years.
These include working with
landowners and cities to help


contain their runoff and pollu-
tion as much as possible.
Senator Ken Pruitt had a rally
on the lake the previous March to
support most of these same pro-
grams, and as always, has
pledged to help the governor get
the funds for these programs. We
need to support these efforts in
the legislature.
Everglades Restoration also
has a Lake Okeechobee compo-
nent that plans to build reservoirs
and filter marshes. When the final
designs are unveiled, possibly
later this summer, we must
ensure enough water is being
stored and treated, and then sup-
port funding for these projects.
Another key to the future will
be dealing with the polluted,
mud-bottomed center. We 11
probably need to dredge the mud
from the lake, which requires fur-
ther investigation.
Audubon hired me to help find
ways to restore the lake. In this
work, I get assistance from many
"ordinary" citizens, who have
helped make a real difference. For
example, the "Friends of Okee-
chobee" and the "Lake Okee-
chobee Business Owners"
worked for, and helped get, the
lake-restoring draw down in
2000. They helped get the Corps
to lower the lake the past couple
years, and they helped get $25
million from the legislature last
year that is helping build the first
reservoirs and filter marshes, right
now.
You can make a difference for
our spectacular lake. Please tell
the Corps of Engineers and your
elected officials that you support
lower lake levels.


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I was sitting at Cindy's the
other day, get-
ting my hair
cut, and listen-
ing to several
women talk-
ing about the
after effects of
Hurricane
Wilma. One
commented,
"I don't think John
I'll ever get Hicks
back to nor-
mal." The other one agreed.
I realized that there was a lot
of truth in those thoughts. We
were all affected by what hap-
pened in one-way or another.
The reality is that we will most
likely never get back to the nor-
mal way we used to do things
before the storm. For many of
us, we are facing a new normal -
and that isn't necessarily a bad
thing.
I'm reminded of the story of a
man who decided to have a
garage sale to clear out his
garage. One of the items for sale
was a hot air popcorn popper. It
was still in the original box and
still had the warranty. A woman
offered $3.00 for it and the man
let her have it.
The day after the sale, the
woman was at his door
demanding a refund because,
"The popper didn't work". She
had tried it, and the popcorn
had taken 30 minutes to pop.
The man was a nice guy and
gave the woman her three bucks
back. Out of curiosity, the man
plugged the popper in and test-
ed it. The hot air popper worked


fine for him.
It was then he noticed some
small print on the instructions:
"Please note: If the popcorn you
use is old and dry, it will take an
excessive amount of time to
pop. For best results, use only
fresh popcorn."
In many ways, this is kind of a
parable for us. Old kernels
work, but sometimes the best
results come from using fresh
kernels and fresh ideas in the
popper we call life. This is also
true about.ministry....
The ministry that we have
been called to is not one person.
It is not ten people, and it is not
a hundred people. It is all of us
growing and fellowshipping in
the love of Him who called us to
be family. This is the new nor-
mal. It is all of us sharing togeth-
er, praying together, being
together, giving together, grow-
ing together, working together,
and worshipping together.
The journey, of further explo-
ration of the ministry that God
has .called us to is now ours to
share. We are all on an adven-
ture together as we work to
grasp the width, the length, the
height, and the depth of God's
love in Jesus Christ and our min-
istry in and out of that love.
May God continue to bless
you fully in your journey. Keep
on popping' for His glory!
"Now to Him who is able to
do immeasurably more than all
we ask or imagine, according to
His power that is at work within
us, to Him be glory in the
church and in Christ Jesus
throughout all generations, for
ever and ever! Amen." (Eph-
esians 3:20)


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We are part
of the community too
Dear Editor:
Please allow me to comment
on the two articles that appeared
in your newspaper on Feb. 16.
Muslims feel strongly regarding
the offensive cartoons published
in some European newspapers
regarding the blessed Prophet
Mohammad of Islam.
But the issue is also very impor-
tant to this society, which is com-
prised of many ethnic and reli-
gious backgrounds, and to the
whole world as a whole.
We all need to avoid a destruc-
tive war of civilizations and an
increased sense of hatred toward
those who are different or have dif-
ferent beliefs.
Let me start by thanking the
Reverend Dr. Samuel Thomas. He
illustrates that knowledgeable
people can be open to how others
think even if they do not agree with
them. His position and under-
standing are the basis for bridging
gaps between societies and peo-
ple. It is people of reason and
understanding that can help us
move forward rather than set us
back as a human race.


The Danish newspaper that
started the problem claimed it
wanted to challenge Islamic prohi-
bition on impersonalising the
blessed prophet.
What purpose does this chal-
lenge serve? Who really benefits
from insulting a figure so highly
esteemed by more than a quarter
of the world's population? Was it
mere antagonism towards a peo-
ple and a religion that Westerners
do not know much about?
Making things worse was the
refusal of the newspaper, and then
the government of Denmark, to lis-
ten to concerns of Muslims
expressed quietly.
Muslim leaders and scholars in
Denmark requested a discussion
of the issue and the government
refused, demonstrating their
inability to respect and allow Mus-
lims to voice their concerns. The
prime minister refused to meet
representatives from the Muslim
community until forced to do so
by boycotts and protests. Muslims
wanted an apology but that also
seemed too much to ask.
This rude disrespect of the
sacred would result in a protest
from any believer; as it did in New
York City in the year 2000 when the
Brooklyn Museum of the art


included inappropriate portraits of
the blessed Mary the virgin and
Jesus. The mayor himself Rudolph
Guilliani, protested and cut the
funding to the Museum.
We have to mention that
among the global protests there
was occasional violence, which is
completely condemned, all Islam-
ic leaders have worked to prevent
it.
. The editorial by Christian Been-
feldt and Onkar Ghate included
gross misrepresentations, unless
you live under a stone you know
that Islam has received more than
its fair share of criticism. The anti-
Islamic rhetoric in the media is
endless, equating Islam with ter-
rorism, fundamentalism, and
extremism. There is no one trying
to ban freedom of speech, but
there is a demand for respect of
people's religious beliefs, some-
thing both Christians and Jews can
understand?
The comment that freedom of
speech is absolute is absolutely
wrong, even in America there is no
such absolution. How many news-
papers would publish anti-Semitic
cartoons or disrespectful images
of Jesus or Abraham?
Some things are sacred and the
Prophets of God are sacred. It like


spitting in the face of someone
because you do not like them, it's
just wrong. You may be able to do
it but it is still wrong.
The freedom of expression this
article claimed to defend is never
absolute, right now David Irving a
British historian, is being tried in
Austria for questioning the real
numbers in the holocaust. Den-
mark itself has laws regarding pub-
lishing of the queen's news, and
the, same newspaper had rightly
refused to publish similar cartoons
whei A deemed them insulting to
Christians and Jews.
I do not hope to convince oth-
ers of my opinion, but I believe
education is the only way we can
avoid inflaming other's feelings.
Having differences of opinion and
disagreeing can be done in a civi-
lized way that is respectful and dig-
nified, after all we are all human
beings who deserve respect and
dignity and above all our Prophets
deserve it more so.
The Prophet Mohammad
taught us to be diplomatic, kind,
open-minded, and just. May we all
follow in the footsteps of the
Prophets Abraham, Moses, Jesus,
and Mohammad and be more
compassionate.
Mohammad Kabbesh


Free expression or disrespect, what I've learned about it


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Paul writes that his mission is,
"to win as many as possible (1
Corinthians 9:19)." He goes on to
say, "To the Jews, I became like a
Jew, to win the Jews. To those
under the law I became like one
under the law (though I myself am
not under the law) so as to win
those under the law. To those not
having the law I became like one
not having the law (though I am
not free from God's law but am
under Christ's law) so as to win
those not having the law. To the
weak, I became weak to win the
weak. I have become all things to
all men...(ibid, verses 20-22)."
As I reread these words, it
made me mindful of a part of my
life as a missionary. For 12 years I
served in a missionary Church out-
side of the U.S. I had a lot to learn
about becoming "all things to all
men..." and the changes I needed
to make in order to serve as a min-
ister and missionary. It meant
another language and another cli-
mate. It meant other laws differ-
ent rules and different customs. It
meant facing obstacles but also
finding pathways opened for me. It
meant adapting to a new life.
Some of the challenges would
have been serious enough if I was
where I grew up (going to a hospi-
tal with a major illness in another
language and other philosophies
of treatment, arguing in court with
the tax collector in another lan-
guage and winning! Being invit-
ed into a service club and elected
to its directorate in another cul-
ture and language, starting a
church in another part of the
world.) I had to remember always
though I was not there to insist
on having things my way, but
hopefully God's way.
I think I have some under-


standing of what Paul meant
when he tells the Corinthians you
have to become all things to all
people in order to minister to
them. I also thought of the vio-
lence in the world where people
had migrated from the Mid-East to
the western world. In my "migra-
tion" I found people warm and
welcoming for the most part and
tried to return their kindness. It
was not my place to criticize their
way of life, their institutions, their
expressions even if some of the
things might have been taken as
offensive, and some things were
certainly different.
Today I read about riots and
demonstrations when there is a
clash of values between what
some hold as sacred and others
regard as their rights to free
speech. I reserve the right to do
things my way in my own home,
but I must respect the rights of oth-
ers to do the same in their homes
- or cities, or countries. When I
travel and visit foreign museums, I
ask permission before snapping
photographs and have always
received it. When I have had to ask
for directions, I try to wait until an
officer seems to have a second to
himself before interrupting what
he is doing.
By showing respect, I have
found myself respected. It seems
curious to me to see people who
have left a part of the world to go
somewhere else and be wel-
comed there, only to forget that
there would be differences and
other ways of understanding,
behaving, responding, reacting,
expressing themselves. I noted the
call for the release of the reporter
for the Christian Science Monitor
to be released in Iraq the call
coming from many within the
country itself. No doubt, it was
because her witness was one of
caring for the people where she
worked and respecting their cus-


toms and traditions. She bears
resemblance to what Paul must
have meant.
I imagine the difficulties that
many of our ancestors had when
they came to this country learning
new ways, undertaking new chal-
lenges, building a nation and
rebuilding their lives. God blessed


them when they made good use of
their opportunities. I hope that we
continue to welcome others in our
midst and hope when they find a
new life in another country, what-
ever one it is, a new chance to
learn new ways and learn to share
in traditions of freedom, justice,
liberty and peace.


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Alexander Acosta, United States
Attorney for the Southern District
of Florida, and Jesoes Torres, Spe-
cial Agent in Charge, U.S. Immi-
gration and Customs Enforce-
ment, announced that a federal
grand jury today returned a three
(3) count Indictment charging
defendant, Jimmy I. Oliver, of
West Palm Beach, with enticing a
minor child to engage in sexually
explicit conduct for the purpose of
producing child pornography for
internet distribution, distribution
of that child pornography, and
possession of child pornography.
Oliver was arrested on Jan. 20,
2006, on a warrant issued by the
U.S. District Court for the District
of Montana. According to the
Criminal Complaint filed in Mon-
tana, a search warrant was exe-
cuted on the home of a Montana
resident, Jimmy Dean Carpenter,
in Aug. 2005. The search of Car-
penter's home computer equip-
ment and CD-Roms resulted in the
discovery of multiple images of
child pornography, including sev-
eral digital films of Carpenter's
minor children. Other images of
adult males engaged in sexually
explicit conduct with children
were also discovered on Carpen-
ter's computer equipment and
CD-Roms. Chat room logs
revealed that Carpenter had dis-
cussed sexual activity with chil-
dren with a person who claimed
to be a 54-year-old male resident
of Florida.
According to the Criminal
Complaint, on Jan. 13, 2006, Car-
penter identified the person with
whom he had been exchanging
child pornography over the Inter-
net as James Oliver. Carpenter
stated that he had images on his
computer of Oliver engaged in
sexually explicit acts with a child.
Based upon additional investi-
gation, including a review of child
pornography on Carpenter's com-


puter, Oliver was positively identi-
fied as the person on Carpenter's
computer images. As a result, an
arrest warrant issued on Jan. 19,
2006. Special Agents with the
West Palm Beach division of U.S.
Immigration and Customs
Enforcement, in conjunction with
the Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office, arrested Oliver in West
Palm Beach on Jan. 20, 2006, on
the charges listed in the Montana
complaint.
Subsequently, the U.S. Attor-
ney's Office in West Palm Beach
obtained a federal search warrant
for Oliver's West Palm Beach
home, which was executed on
Jan. 20, 2006. The Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office Computer
Crimes Unit forensically examined
Oliver's home computer equip-
ment and found images of child
pornography.
This morning, a West Palm
Beach federal grand jury returned
an Indictment against Oliver. The
Florida Indictment charges Oliver
with one count of sexual exploita-
tion of a minor for the purpose of
creating child pornography, which
carries a mandatory minimum
term of imprisonment of fifteen
(15) years and a maximum of thir-
ty (30) years. Count 2 charges
Oliver with distribution of child
pornography, which carries a
mandatory minimum term of
imprisonment of five (5) years and
a maximum of twenty (20) years.
Count 3 charges Oliver with pos-
session of child pornography,
which carries a statutory maxi-
mum term of imprisonment of ten
(10) years. All three charges also
carry a mandatory term of super-
vised release of up to life and a fine
of up to $250,000.
Oliver is scheduled to make his
initial appearance on these
charges on Monday, Feb. 6, 2006,
at 10 a.m. in Fort Pierce federal
court before U.S. Magistrate Judge
James M. Hopkins.


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Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
report, do not indicate guilt. Any-
one wishing to contact the
newspaper upon final disposi-
tion of their case may do so for
publication.
Feb. 18
Harold Harper, 47, of South
Carolina, was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on the charges of
failure to register vehicle and
attaching tag not assigned. He
was later released on a $500
surety bond.
Sara Jane Clark, 40, of South
Carolina, was arrested by deputy
Jason Griner on an active Geor-
gia warrant. She remains in cus-
tody with no privilege of bond.
Leon Micco, 23, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by SPD
officer Morgan on the charges of
DUI and possession of Marijuana
under 20 grams. He was later
released on a $2,000 surety
bond.
Feb. 19
Juan Robles, 23, of West Palm
Beach, was arrested by deputy
Jason Griner on the charge of
NVDL. He remains in custody
with bond set at $1,000.
Jacinto Vasquez, 32, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by deputy
Tito Nieves on the charge of
operating vehicle without valid
DL and Highlands County war-
rant. He was later released on a
$3,000 cash bond.
Carl Jason Osceola, 33, of
Okeechobee, was arrested by
SPD Officer Jackson on the
charges of DWLS, fleeing to


elude law enforcement officer,
DUI, no vehicle registration and
refused to submit to breath test.
He was later released on $5,000
surety bond.
Steven Watford, 35, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by SPD
Officer Morgan on the charges of
DWLS and possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams. He was
later released on a $2,500 surety
bond.
Feb. 21
Johnnie Carswell, Jr., 33, of
Moore Haven, was arrested by
Sgt. Dewayne McQuaid on an
active warrant for FTA. He
remains in custody without privi-
lege of bond.
Feb.22
Adrian Cardenas, 27, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by deputy
Tito Nieves on the charges of
aggravated assault (domestic
violence). He was later released
on a $7,500 surety bond.
Feb.25
James Rourks, 24, of Clewis-
ton, was arrested by deputy
Richard Ermeri on the charges of
possession of marijuana under
20 grams, possession of drug
paraphernalia and resisting offi-
cer without violence. He was
later released on a $2,000 surety
bond.
Scotty Wiggins, 22, of
LaBelle, was arrested by deputy
Tito Nieves on the charges of dis-
orderly intoxication. He was
later released on a $500 surety
bond.


Crime Stoppers


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County needs the help of the
community to help locate a want-
ed fugitive as of Feb. 24, 2006.
His name is Oscar Bush. He is
described as a black male, D.O.B:
Sept. 21, 1959. He is 6 feet and 3
inches tall and weighs 180
pounds he has black hair and
brown eyes. He has a scar on the
bridge of his nose, and multiple
scars on his arms and face.
His last known address is Palm
Way, Belle Glade. His last known
occupation is laborer.
He is want-d for Felony vio-
lation of supervised ovvw -'cogni-
zance: Domestic battery; crinli-


nal mischief;
battery on a
police officer;
battery on
emergency .
medical care
provider.
If you ;
should have
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the where- Bush
about of
Oscar Bush, please call Crime
Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS
(8477). You may remain anony-
mous and could be eligible for
cash reward.


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Winners of the PBC Art Teachers Association Contest


The Palm Beach Art Teachers
Association held its annual Stu-
dent's Artwork Exhibit and Con-
test at the South Florida Fair. The
exhibit displayed approximately
300 pieces of student artwork
between kindergarten and twelve
grades, representing dozens of
schools in the district. There were
three sets of winners as follows:
Winners of the School Art Ball
Contest at the 2006 South Florida
Fair are as follows:
Sponsors: South Florida Fair
and Wachovia Bank
Elementary School winners:
$300 Best of Show (Overall
Winner) C.O. Taylor Kirklane


Elementary
$200 1st Place C.O. Tay-
lor Kirklane Elementary
$100 2nd Place Gove Ele-
mentary
$50 3rd Place H.L. John-
son Elementary
Middle School winners:
$200 1st Place Palm
Springs Middle
$100 2nd Place Polo Park
Middle
$50 3rd Place Poinciana
Day School
High School winners
$200 1st Place Welling-
ton High
$100 2nd Place John I.


Leonard High
$50 3rd Place Boynton
Beach High
Winners of the School K-12
Student Art Exhibit Having a Ball
Contest at the 2006 South Florida
Fair are as follows:
Sponsors: South Florida Fair
and the Palm Beach County Art
Teachers Association
Superintendent's
award
Elementary School winners:
1st Place Melissa Posner -
Panther Run Elementary
2nd Place Dequalle Sama


- Rolling Green Elementary
3rd Place- Jessica Castillo -
Palmetto Elemnentary
Middle School winners:
1st Place Keisha Jones -
Bear Lakes Middle
2nd Place Madison Whar-
ton-Watson B. Duncan Middle
3rd Place Macey Collavec
cio- Watson B. Duncan Middle
High School winners:
1st Place Lacreasha Ander-
son Pahokee Md/Sr High
2nd Place Leilanny Sierra -
Palm Beach Central High
3rd Place Stephanie Kirch-
man Pahokee Md/Sr High


Kathryn E.
Cunningham/Canal Point Ele-
mentary held an FCAT Pep Rally,
Feb. 23. Grades PREK-6th grade
got into the spirit by playing vari-
ous "strategy games", chanting
and dancing! Mr. Ronald Boldin,
former Canal Point student and
currently a professional football
player motivated the students
with an uplifting message. He
told the students to always do
their best and they could be suc-
cessful in the future! Mr. Jerry
Curtiss was the D.J. for the
event, spinning an invigorating
array of "pumped up" music!
Our students are ready to tackle
the FCAT! We would like to
thank Mr. Boldin and Mr. Curtiss
for taking the time to help with
this special event!
Yearbooks
Yearbooks are on sale until
March 3. Get yours now!
Dr. Suess' reading celebra-
tion
We will celebrate READ
ACROSS AMERICA March 9,
6:30-7:30 p.m. in the school
cafeteria. We will have exciting
literacy activities and delicious
birthday treats! Come out and
enjoy this fun event with your
student!
Spring fling
Our annual Spring Fling/Field
Day will be held March 17. Tick-
ets go on sale March 1. March 1-
3 six tickets for $1., March 6-10
five tickets for $1. Day of the car-
nival four for $1.
There will be carnival booths,
games, music, food treats and
prizes! Parents are invited to
attend! Volunteers are also
needed. If you would like to vol-
unteer, please call 924-6460 and
ask for Mrs. Mawhinney or Mrs.
Henley.
Dates to note
Marchl-3 Yearbooks are
on sale
March 9 Dr. Suess' Read-
ing Celebration
March 16 4th grade to Ani-
mal Kingdom
March 17 Spring Fling
March 20 27 Spring
Break


F.C.A.T. cheerleaders at the Pep Rally on Friday, Feb. 23 in the
Pahokee S.A.C.S. review


Elementary School

Monthly SAC meeting
Pahokee Elementary School
monthly SAC meeting will be
held March 15 beginning at 6
p.m. in the media center. All par-
ents, volunteers, business part-
ners and community members
are encouraged to attend. If you
have any questions, please con-
tact the Assistant Principal Mrs.
Gaugler (561) 924-6466.

Parent, teacher
organization
Pahokee Elementary School,
along with the support of the
Pahokee Beacon Center, is
working to establish a Parent,
Teacher Organization at the
school. Our monthly P.T.O.
meeting will be held March 15
beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the
media center. This is a perfect
time to share new ideas to help
increase parental involvement.
Should you have any questions,
please contact the school at
(561) 924-6466.


team visit
The Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools, Council of
Accreditation and School Improve-
ment will visit Pahokee Elementary
School April 10-11. To earn accredi-
tation, a school must meet SACS
CASI quality standards; implement
a school improvement plan that
focuses on increasing student per-
formance; and be regularly evaluat-
ed by an outside group of profes-
sional educators. Accreditation
assures parents, the business com-
munity and the public that the
school is committed to raising stu-
dent achievement, providing a safe
and enriching learning environ-
ment and maintaining an efficient
and effective operation. More infor-
mation will be shared with the par-
ents and community at our Octo-
ber S.A.C. Meeting.
Book fair
The Scholastic Book Fair is com-
ing to Pahokee Elementary School
beginning March 7 in the media
center. Students, staff and parents
will have the opportunity to pur-
chase books, computer software,
posters and games from the book
fair. The book fair will be open daily


Submitted to INI/Lawanda Harper
cafeteria.
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. If you have any
questions, please contact Mrs.
Everett at (561) 924-6466.
Spring Kathryn
Beich Fundraiser
Parents and students are cordial-
ly invited to attend a Spring Kathryn
Beich Fundraiser Kick Off March 3
in the cafeteria beginning at 1:05
p.m. The deadline for submitting
orders for the Kathryn Beich
Fundraiser is Thursday, March 16.
Any student selling at least one item
will receive the smile train colorful
bracelet. Any class having at least
50 percent of their students partici-
pate in the fundraiser, their teacher
will receive a special treat. Students
who sell at least 15 items will be
invited to a school party. If you need
more order forms or a fundraising
packet, please contact Mrs. Harper
at (561) 924-6466.

FCAT T-shirt sale
Pahokee Elementary School has
FCAT t-shirts for sale in the main
office. The cost of the T-shirt is $6,
for all sizes. If you are interested in
purchasing a t-shirt or need more
information, please contact Mrs.
Ferguson or Mrs. Negron at (561)
924-6466.


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BELLE GLADE Hospice of
Palm Beach County (HPBC) will
hold an Open House on
Wednesday, March 15, from
noon to 6p.m. to celebrate the
opening of their office in Belle
Glade located at 327 SE Second
Street. The public is invited to
meet the staff and enjoy light
refreshments.
The new office will house
members of the Gardenia Team
who are caring for patients and
their families in Belle Glade,
Canal Point, Pahokee and South
Bay. Directing the team are
HPBC team physicians Rahat
Abbas, MD and Antonio Mendez,
MD of Metcare Everglades.
"For more than 27 years,
HPBC has cared for the residents
of Palm Beach County. We
remain fully committed to pro-
viding hospice care for those
who reside in these important
communities." said Dave Field-
ing, President and CEO. "This
office will provide easier access
to that care for patients, their
families and the community-at-
large."
For more information, call
(561) 992-7949 or visit the Web
site atwww.hpbc.com.
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Palm Beach County (HPBC)
offers a wide range of services
and educational programs
designed to meet the special
needs of patients and families


"This office will pro-
vide easier access to
that care for patients,
their families and the
community-at-large."
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President and CEO

faced with serious illness. Expert
physical, emotional and spiritual
care is provided wherever the
patient is the home, skilled
nursing or assisted living facility,
hospital or hospice inpatient
unit, including the C.W. Gersten-
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The organization also offers
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community in need. HPBC's
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LOT IN Lake Placid. $29,000.
BUILDABLE CANAL FRONT LOT in Lake Placid. Asking
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BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue with old blk building
sold "As Is" Asking $40,000.
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LOT IN UNIT 1 on Herclues Rd. Asking $51,000.
LOT IN UNIT 7. Asking $47,000.
LOT IN UNIT 7. Asking $45,000.
LOT ON Sandelwood. Asking $42,000 each.
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By Audrey Blackwell

OKEECHOBEE The status of
Lake Okeechobee is on nearly
everybody's mind these days, and
there is some comfort in knowing
that groups of interested parties
meet regularly to keep abreast of
the steps being taken by South
Florida Water Management
(SFWMD) and the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers (COE).
Twenty-eight members of the
Lake Okeechobee Committee
(LOC) met Feb. 22 at the Okee-
chobee Civic Center from 9 a.m.
until about 3 p.m. This committee
is a subcommittee of SFWMD's
Water Resources Advisory Com-
mission (WRAC). Later in the day,
COE held a meeting at the same
location.
Malcolm "Bubba" Wade, LOC
chairman, gave a brief overview of
member issues and SFWMD staff
provided new information to the
group.
Other speakers included Susan
Sylvester, SFWMD deputy director
of operations control; Calvin Nei-
drauer, SFWMD chief consulting
engineer, operations control; Susan
Gray, PH.D., SFWMD director of
Lake Okeechobee division; and
David Unsell, SFWMD project man-


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ager of the Lake Okeechobee
watershed project.
A report was made to the com-
mittee on the current water condi-
tions of the lake, based on a sum-
mary prepared by Bob Howard,
director of operations control in the
SFWMD's engineering and vegeta-
tion management department.
Highlights of that report showed
significantly high rainfall in the lake
tributaries for the past five years as
follows:
Wet season rainfall over the
Upper Kissimmee Basin was above
average for the years spanning
2001 through 2005. These five sea-
sons yielded more than 41 inches
of extra rainfall, and the return peri-
od for 2004's wet season was 50
years.
The Lake Okeechobee water-
shed is about three times larger
than the lake, so excess rainfall
over the watershed can result in a
three-fold increase in the Lake
Okeechobee stage. For example,
an extra 5 inches in the watershed
could produce 15 inches of extra
water in the lake.
About 20 people from across
south-central Florida attended the
meeting, and a few spoke to the
committee.
Jennifer Hecker, natural


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HOMES:
* $595,900 3BD/2BA home on 2.34+/- acres in
Naples. Home features a pole barn, screen lanai, securi-
ty system, dual fireplace, eat-in kitchen and a Murphy
Bed just to name a few of the many extras this home has
to offer! Owner/Agent bring any serious offer.
* $550,000 PRICE REDUCED! 4BD/3BA home on
1+/- acre. Home has vaulted and coffer ceilings, a sound
proof studio, moveable island in kitchen and an above
ground pool just to name a few of the luxuries that this
beautiful home offers.
* $259,900 3BD/1BA home with a lot of extras! The
home features new paint on the interior and exterior, a
paved driveway, well kept lawn with a fenced in back yard
and much more!
* $155,000 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a com-
pletely fenced in yard and an above ground pool.
MOBILE HOMES:
* REDUCED TO $850,000 Mini ranch in Alva. This
3BD/2BA mobile home sits on 10+/- acres and includes
barns, ponds & much more!
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse sits
on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features an addition
with it's own entrance and much more. The property has a
pond with an island and bridge, an above ground pool, 2
barns and more.
* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse which
rests on 5+/- acres features a new well and roof.
Property is also fenced with a shed and pond,


resource policy manager with the
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
in Naples, said she sees dedication
and persistence in each committee
member.
"What we want to see are solu-
tions to preserve and restore the
health of both Lake Okeechobee
and the estuaries, and not one at
the expense of the other," she said.
Ms. Gray gave a report on the
background and history of sedi-
ment dredging of Lake Okee-
chobee and shared a list of fast
track projects for the lake. Some
items to be completed by May 31
include:
complete design for Nubbin
Slough expansion;
issue work order to prepare
basis of design review (BODR) over
the Lakeside Ranch stormwater
treatment area (STA); and,
develop the fast track project
plan and schedule.
Some items to be started by May
31 include:
permitting for Nubbin Slough
STA expansion;
prepare to re-route water
from the S-154 basin;
geotechnical investigation
program for Taylor Creek Reservoir
and Lakeside Ranch STA;
o survey Taylor Creek Reservoir


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* $139,400 to $151,900 There are (4) available
3BD/2BA manufactured homes and (1) available
4BD/2BA manufactured home available in the El Rio
Subdivision. All homes are on .50+/- acre. New and still
under construction! Call fro completion date.
*.$120,500 3BD/2BA manufactured home located in
the Moore Haven Yacht Club. This home is brand new
and under construction! This is the time to invest! Call
now for completion date.
* $115,000 2BD/1BAmobile home on 2.5+/- acres in
as a weekend getaway!
* $113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under construc-
tion! i .. ., ... ..- ', i *, ,: ,
Yacht ,,,n ,- .',,,1 ,
home. Call now for completion date,
* $112,500 2BD/2BA New Construction in the Moore
Haven Yacht Club. The Moore Haven Yacht Club is a
55+/- "ownership" park. Call today for completion date!
* $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The
mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is surround-
ed in beautiful palm and oak trees.
* JUST REDUCED $64,900 3BD/2BA manufactured
home on .20+/- acres.
ACREAGE:
$1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto
Salvage yard.
$1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of trees,
fronts on two roads, owner will divide.


and Lakeside Ranch STA; and,
BODR for permanent forward
pumps.
On revising the Lake Okee-
chobee Regulation Schedule, with
the COE taking the lead, the follow-
ing are slated for completion by
May31:
temporary forward pumps
bid process;
governing board authoriza-
tion for development of revisions to
water shortage plan; and,
alternative regulation sched-
ules developed and under review.
Two items are planned to begin
May 31 revising the supply side
management and water shortage
rules, and purchasing temporary
forward pumps and preparing the
installation sites.
More items are on the fast track
and relate to developing a phos-
phorus loading methodology for
assessing land use changes and for
dealing with alternative storage/dis-
posal of surface water.
Information on planning and
activities related to the lake is
updated regularly on the SFWMD
website atwww.sfwmd.gov.
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issues online at httpV/www.news
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* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre. One
A. i. jI i..... i. : yard. Organized with dean bill of
health.
* PRICE REDUCED $949,000 100+/- Hard to find
acres adjoining Babcock property in Muse. Paved road
access.
* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart of Alva on busy SR
80.
* PRICE REDUCED $450,000 Build your dream
country home on these 4.4+/- acres. Great location!
Close to LaBelle, Alva & Fort Myers!
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in
Moore Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic fruit
trees and plants. Pole barn and 1930's home are located
on the property,. Home is to be sold "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and shed.
* $135,000 REDUCEDI 4.70+/- acres. The perfect
place for your dreI; ,3S lB ~Lir erty is secluded,
yet cose to town.
* $98,900 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura. There is a
single wide mobile home included with the property. The
mobile home is to be sold "as is."
HOMESITES:
* $25,500 $72,900 Call for more information about
3 available lots in Fordson Park. The lots have been nice-
Iv maintained and are close to everything in LaBelle.
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in 55
and older Community located in Moore Haven Yacht
Club. Call for more information.
CALL FOR AVAILABLE HOMESITE
IN PORT LABELLE MONTURA
AND LEHIGH ACRES
RENTALS:
* $950/Monthly Large 3/2 home in quiet neighbor-
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workshop with RV parking. Majestic Live
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,i owe it to yourself to see! $749,900.


* '. :nuine Country Feel! It's relating just
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.' I i. i, Sale may happen here. 3BR/1B
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Construction in Lehigh Acres. You can clean up
in more ways than one. Fast action wins!
$114,900.
* Cute remodeled home on a 1/2 lot! This little
I, r is being currently used as a rental. Future
-.',.,g plan is commercial. Live in or use as a
I.i i Convert home into an office for future
II.,. ,99,000.


* You can hear the birds chirp...the crick-
ets crick, from this, the nicest, most well
kept 2.5 acre "get-a-way' in all of Pioneer
Plantation. Seller's motivated....don't let
this opportunity pass you by $134,900.
* Tired of the Circus? No clowning around
about the calm you'll enjoy in this spacious
3BR/2B MH on cleared 2.5 +/- acres. WOW!
Be sure to check out the huge horse barn
and workshop. Box stalls, feed room, large
workshop. Lower your blood pressure!
$189,900.
* STOP DREAMING AND START
LIVING This 2.5+/- acre mini estate makes
relaxing easy with a 3BR/2B manufactured home.
Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls & spacious
kitchen. Only $179,900.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/-
acl iit i .a tes a
huge master suite, ceramic.'tire:b ilt in cab-
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* 3BR/2B manufactured home in
Immokalee. Features new carpet and vin I
and fenced corner lot. Listed at only
$155,900.
* Kids driving you crazy? More space can
help! Escape to a private master bedroom
with retreat room and garden tub! Features
4 bedrooms, laundry room and a large
Family room with fireplace. Located on 1.25


acres. Get some peace in this 2300 sq. ft.
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* You can hear the birds chirp...the crickets
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* 2BR/2B manufactured home on .25+/-
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* Location of a Lifetime! Generations will file
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frnntirce nrl 3 existing entrances off of SR 80.
S1i-. ...I oiii, well and electric. Time's on your
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* The opportunities are endless! Bring your
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was cleared except for the majestic Live Oaks.
Bring your ideas and see! $750,000.
* 2+/- acres on Ft. Center Ave. in LaBelle.
Alre2 DOggg 4ll Htri BR teProp-
crt:y Enjoy country living oniy minutes from
town. Only $119,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd.
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* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are
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$93,900.
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sell @ only $72,900. Possible seller
financing.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great
investment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready
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located near West Glades Elementary in Muse
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$3.50 per square foot.
1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South
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Election

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my fourth year as a commissioner
ii the city of Pahokee.
What motivated you.to run:
The motivation was that I'm yet
committed, I'm very concerned
about the city and I'm determined
to continue to help make a differ-
ence. I see a vast difference in the
four years I've been here, haven't
done it by myself, but with those
of us working together, I've seen a
big difference made.
Why are you the best candi-
date: I feel I'm the best candidate
because as I told you before, I'm
committed, I'm very honest, I'm
sincere in what I do and I'm deter-
mined to see Pahokee a happier,
safer, more joyful place to live. I
just want to see Pahokee bloom-
ing like I know it can be.
What changes would you like
to see in the city: I would like to
see in the city of Pahokee, people
concerned about themselves as a
whole. What I'm saying is that I
would like to see people con-
cerned enough to really want to
know the truth of the matter, get
out and seek the right things and
do the right things. A lot of times
we're led by what people say, but I
would like to see Pahokee, the
entire community, come together
as a unit and really work to make
Pahokee a better place.

Name: Alvis Davis
Occupation: Landlord and
General Contractor
Running for Seat: Mayor
Clubs and Organizations: Elks
Lodge 1638
Political Experience: Council-
man and acting Mayor 1986-1987;
Mayor/Commissioner 1998-2000
What motivated you to run: I
have a desire to help Pahokee
grow and prosper, for everyone to
have an opportunity to reach their
God-given potential and realize
their hopes and dreams.
Why are you the best candi-
date: I believe that God has given
me a vision, a dream and a plan
for the future of our community. I
know we can all work together to
realize a better Pahokee that
makes us proud.
What changes would you like
to see in the city: Chart our future
growth and development with a
10-year plan with community
meetings; encourage coordina-
tion between farming and
planned growth/development
plans; grow and keep our small
laid-back community; seek grants
to fund our water/sewer repair
and expansion; review code
enforcement and permit fairness;
review contracts, proposed con-
struction program and the finan-
cial situations at the marina and
campground; review the city's
cost efficiency budget and expen-
ditures to possibly lower taxes,
water rates and improve services;
improve recreational programs
for our children; produce
methanol, bio-diesel, candy or ice
cream using farming products,
and support alternative uses for


City

Continued From Page 1
The Belle Glade Police
Department started patrolling
the new areas Feb. 17, according
to Mr. Tate, 10 days after resi-
dents of those areas voted to
enter the city. To ensure proper
coverage, and to improve on the
response times that residents of
those areas traditionally have
received, the police department
has assigned an officer solely to
patrol the new areas.
There are talks right now
about having the officer live at
Glades Glen and have him take a
marked patrol vehicle home so
that the department will have a
continuous presence in those
areas.


farming prod-
ucts to create
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Name: J.P. Sasser
Sasser (Incum-
bent)
Occupation: Automotive Body
Repair
Running for Seat: Mayor
Clubs and Organizations:
Pahokee Rotary Club, Glades Area
NAACP, Fidelity Federal Advisory
Board.
Political Experience: Served as
mayor of the city of Pahokee for
four years.
What motivated you to run:
Since I was first elected I have
worked very hard to rid the city of
graft and corruption and to build a
reputation that the entire commu-
nity can be proud of. As far as the
Glades is concerned, Pahokee has
led the way with the regional
water plant, which will bring safe
drinking water. By combining our
fire department and law enforce-
ment with the county not only will
our community have a higher
level of protection and profession-
alism but the money the city will
save can be put to use in areas that
have been neglected in the past -
pay raises for our employees,
street and sidewalk improve-
ments, the list goes on and on.
Sadly, there are people who
would like to put a stop to this.
Why are you the best candi-
date: I have spent the last four
years building a strong working
relationship with the county, state
and federal governments. Most
recently this paid off with the
donation of 21 FEMA trailers to the
city from the federal government
and a pledge of $105,000 from
Palm Beach County to help set
them up. You don't get this type of
help without a certain level of
credibility. I am very proud that
Pahokee has that and it would be
embarrassing if we lost it.
What changes would you like
to see in the city: Continue on with
our economic improvements,
speed up the demotion of aban-
doned properties and the imple-
mentation of the downtown reno-
vation plan.

Name: Camella M. Slydell
Running for Seat: City Commis-
sioner- Group 1
Clubs and Organizations: New
Zion's Holiness Church of God,
U.S. Army Veteran
Political Experience: First time
candidate.
What motivated you to run:
"Pahokee is Grand!" Being a resi-
dent of this community for more
than 30 years, a top-10 graduate of
Pahokee Jr./Sr. High School and
currently raising my own children
here, I want them to have a sense
of pride about where they came'
from and where they will one day
return to raise their families.
Why are you the best candi-


In the few days since the
police has taken over, Mr. Tate
said there have been no major
problems. That is in direct con-
trast to concerns that the police
department would not be able to
properly handle all of the calls
that the sheriff's office tradition-
ally handled.
"There has been a lot of
attention on whether this
[annexation] will bankrupt the
city," said Mr. Tate. "This myste-
rious 1,500 calls, that's not the
case," he said, referring to a con-
cern previously brought during a
city meeting recently.
Discussions with Onyx, the
trash hauler at the annexed
areas, have also gone well, he
said. According to the city man-
ager, the company has agreed to
relinquish its servicing of the
areas to the city of Belle Glade,


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Allie Camella
Biggs Slydell
date: I'm driven by purpose, to
create a community that
embraces edifying ALL youths and
one that promotes prosperity, eco-
nomic growth and healthy living
of ALL citizens. I've envisioned
this town as one that is overflow-
ing with businesses and people of
all races and nationalities that are
networking for the enrichment of
the community. Empowerment is
the key.
What changes would you like
to see in the city: Connect com-
munity to life and work, improve
quality of living, develop a partner-
ship with schools to create on-the-
job experiences (pre-graduation),
mentoring programs for at-risk
children, workshops on self-
improvement and last but certain-
ly not least programs that engages
our youths mind and occupies
their time for example: City-wide
chess competitions, spelling bees,
scrabble, etc.

Name: Diane Harris Walker
Occupation: Correction Sup-
port Personnel/Community Devel-
opment Specialist
Running for Seat: City Commis-
sioner Group 2
Clubs and Organizations:
Member of Saint James African
Methodist Episcopal Church Lay
Organization; President, Centro
Cam pension Advisory Board;
Vice Chair, City of Pahokee's Com-
munity Relations Board; Chair,
Concerned Citizens for Communi-
ty Improvement, Inc.; President,
Sago Palm Academy Advisory
Board; Storm Restoration 2005.
Political Experience: Florida
House of Representative (6 years)
Secretary/Aide to the Honorable
Addie L. Green. 2004 Campaign
Manager to current Commission-
er Allie H. Biggs. Efforts success-
fully got her elected.
What motivated you to run:
We need a new and improved
Pahokee. Pahokee needs to be a
city for all citizens with an
improved image. And this is what
the citizens want. My experience
working the city of Pahokee for
five-in-years and the house of Rep-
resentative for six years as the Sec-
retary/Aide for the Honorable
Addie L. Greene. These positions
prepared me of this challenge.
Why are you the best candi-
date: I am the best candidate
because I am a qualified candi-
date. I have had a lot of experience
working for government agencies
at the local, county and state level.
I have served and continue to
serve on city's board, as well as
many community organizations.
Each has prepared me to be capa-
ble of fulfilling the duties of a com-
missioner. I have been advocating


which means that the city will
soon begin providing the serv-
ice. Mr. Tate explains that the
service extension to the new
areas will be happening two
years before the city expected to,
which means that the city will
begin to collect revenue, with lit-
tle to no impact to personnel.
All customer water accounts
have also been adjusted to reflect
the reduction in the surcharge
the city previously charged non-
residents. That alone should
reflect a 50-percent reduction for
most water account holders.
Mr. Tate said that the city is
actively involved in finding
resources to offset the cost of the
annexation, even before larger
annexations come into the city.
"We're going to sit down and
look at how the city can recov-
er," the city manager said.


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for the city of Pahokee and its
interest for nlanyyears.
What changes would you like
to see in the city: I would like to
see the following changes in
Pahokee:
Additional health care services
available to the citizens; we need a
business park, this will attract new
businesses and opportunity for
entrepreneurs; Community revi-
talization for the business district
(Bacom Point Road, East Main
Street, Rardin Avenue and South
Lake Avenue.) These initiatives
will provide jobs and an increased
tax base for the city.
Continue to work in collabora-
tion with the school district to
complete the construction of the
new middle school in Pahokee.
This was part of our campaign
platform in 2002.
Education initiatives to assure
that all our students are provided
and receive a quality education.
The creation of recreational,
social and culture activates for all
youth and adults. There is no
social activities nor is there a place
to really host these activities. We
have a very diverse community.
Therefore, cultural awareness is
very important.
The improvement of the city's
infrastructure: Roads, sidewalk,
sewer and water system. The
focus will be to work to improve
the state of the city by implement-
ing the changes that I have indicat-
ed.
If elected, I will not view the
commissioner position as a posi-
tion of prestige, but a position of
service.
Additional municipal experi-
ence: Previous responsibility with
the city of Pahokee.
Secretary to the community
development Director & Code
Enforcement Officer
This included: Board of Adjust-
ment Board, Planning and Zoning
Board, Occupational clerk. Addi-
tional City Board Served on and
Community organization:
Cemetery Board, City of Paho-
kee, Code Enforcement Board
(10 years); Pahokee Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors
(10years); Pahokee Housing
Authority Board of Commission-
ers (10 years) Participated in
Pahokee Charettes Steering Com-
mittee; Served on the Juvenile
Youth Facility Task Force.
(Editor's Note: Candidates
Henrietta Johnson and Gary
McEntire did not respond to our
requests for information, as of
press time.)


Collision

Continued From Page 1
straight for the bus.
In a group, the passengers and
the driver of the bus signaled the
engineer of the train, waving their
arms to warn him of the danger.
The engineer hit the brakes with
the hope of avoiding the bus. The
train was unable to come to a full
stop, pushing the bus onto the
opposite end of the road an
action that was deceptively gentle
with the train traveling only a few
miles per hour when it collided.
One of the sides of the bus caved
in slightly from the impact.
It was later revealed that the
transmission inside the bus had
crumbled to pieces for reasons
that are still unknown. Debris from
the transmission littered the road a
few short feet from where the train


Milani

Continued From Page 1
Berry gave Milani the top position
for that company's commitment to
training locals for jobs as its devel-
opment go forward.
Commissioner John Wilson
agreed with placing Milani at the
top. "I like Milani because they are
an individual (company)," he said.
"When you get a lot of people
involved, it's not going to work out."
Structural Systems, a company
operating in the city of South Bay
since 1998, was one of several
companies vying for a spot in the
industrial park. Employing dozens
of residents, most members on the
commission seemed to agree that
the company should be allowed to
continue operating in the city.
Rather than grant a portion of the
land to Structural Systems, howev-
er, the commission chose to award
one company the land, with the
hope that the winning bidder will
work with Structural Systems and
provide land for them.
Another business with an inter-
est in land, albeit a much smaller
portion of it, is Terry's Restaurant.
The restaurant has operated in
South Bay for many years and its
management is planning on an
expansion to the current site. The
proposal from the restaurant was
for 3.5 acres of land in the industrial
park.
Mayor Clarence Anthony gave
Citrus the highest ranking, mostly
because of that company's willing-


came to a rest, with steel pieces
strewn on the pavement. The case
remains under investigation.
When asked what might have
caused the engine to break into
pieces, the driver said he did not
know, adding that that particular
bus was older than other buses in
use by PalmTran.
For the most part, the passen-
gers were thankful they were not
inside the bus when the train hit it.
"Some of the people were say-
ing, 'I wonder if the train knows
we're here.' That's when we
heard the horn (of the train),"
said Danny Soriano, one of the
passengers. Danny, in only his
second time on a PalmTran bus,
quickly got away from the site.
"I'm not sticking around for that,"
he remembers saying, playfully
wondering later if the accident
would be enough of an excuse for
being a few minutes late to work.


ness tq work with existing busi-
nesses if it were given the full
acreage in the industrial park.
According to Structural Systems'
CEO Dr. John Ambrose, an agree-
ment was all but signed with Citrus
for space in the industrial park. The
possibility of Structural Systems
future in South Bay is in doubt, Dr.
Ambrose said after the meeting.
Representatives with Milani said
they would not be opposed to
reserving space in the industrial
park for other companies, so long
as the plans of the other companies
do not clash with their own.
After the decision, Dr. Richard
Orman, who worked closely with
the city before and after the request
for proposals, was accused by one
of the parties of influencing the
decision, having worked with
Milani as a consultant years before.
"I don't like being accused of
anything," said Dr. Orman, as he
explained that he did not have a
position in voting or in affecting the
decision in one way or another. "I
was strictly at arm's length with
them."
In addition, because he is an
active consultant for most of the
cities in the Glades area, he knew
most of the applicants before they
submitted proposals.
The city, along with Dr. Orman,
will continue negotiations with
Milani to finalize the details of the
arrangement. City staff is expected
to present an update on those nego-
tiations in the near future, giving the
commission the chance to go with
the second-highest ranking compa-
ny, should talks with Milani fail.


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Lake Area Varsity Sports Schedules


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

Spring Sports
Schedules

Glades Day
Baseball
March 7: At Jupiter Christian 7
p.m.
March 9: At Summit Christian
3:30 p.m.
March 11: Hosts St. Edwards 1
p.m.
March 13: At Dwyer 7 p.m.
March 16: Hosts King's Acade-
my4 p.m.
March 17: At St. Edwards 7
p.m.
March 28: At American Her-
itage (Delray) 7 p.m.
March 30: At Benjamin 4 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Summit Christ-
ian 4 p.m.
April: At John Carroll 6 p.m.
April 11: Hosts Clewiston 4
p.m.
April 12: Hosts Moore Haven 4
p.m.
April 15: At Palm Beach Lakes
1 p.m.
April 19: At Pahokee 4 p.m.
April 20: Hosts Seminole Ridge
4p.m.
April 21: At Glades Central 7
p.m.
Softball
March 2: At Jupiter Christian 4
p.m.
March 7: Hosts Summit Christ-
ian 4 p.m.
March 9: At King's Academy


4:30 p.m.
March 17-18: At South Florida
Slam Fest 2006
March 28: Hosts Jupiter Christ-
ian 4 p.m.
March 30: Hosts Benjamin 4
p.m.
April 6: Hosts Clewiston 5 p.m.
April 14-15: Bill Longshore
tournament
April 18-21: District champi-
onship tournament
Track and Field
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
March 31: At Clewiston Invita-
tional 3:30 p.m.

Clewiston High School
Varsity Baseball
March 3: At Estero 7 p.m.
March 10: Hosts Dunbar 6
p.m.
March 14: Hosts Evangelical
Christian 6:30 p.m.
March 17: At South Ft. Myers 7
p.m.
March 21: Hosts Cypress Lakes
7p.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 Christ-
ian 7 p.m.
April 7: Hosts American Her-
itage 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
March 3: At Estero 7 p.m.
March 6: Hosts SWFC 5 p.m.
March 10: Hosts Dunbar 6


p.m.
March 13: Hosts Cypress Lakes
7p.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 Acade-
my 7 p.m.
April 11: Host Immokalee 7
p.m.
April 13: At Moore Haven 7
p.m.
Tennis
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
Okeechobee 4 p.m.
Track
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 Invi-
tational TBA
March 31: Hosts Clewiston
Invitational 3:30 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Charlotte/Moore
Haven 5 p.m.
April 7: At LaBelle Invitational
4p.m.
April 11: Districts at Golden
Gate 1 p.m.


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Tigers off to strong start;



down Glades Day 11-7


By Bill Fabian

CLEWISTON Senior catcher
Kyle Kirstein opened his final high
school season with a bang, hitting
a home run and driving in five runs
for the Clewiston Tigers (3-0), who
defeated the Glades Day Gators 11-
7 in the season opener.
The Clewiston High School
baseball team has opened its sea-
son with three wins, including a 5-4
win against Lemon Bay on Feb. 24,
a 6-5 win against Moore Haven on
Feb. 21, and the victory over Glades
Day on Valentine's Day.
Kirstein batted three-for-three
with one run scored and one run
batted in against Lemon Bay. He
also walked once. Junior Jared
Combass scored twice, and senior
outfielder Stephan Du Plooy hit
two doubles and drove in one.
Junior Kale Mitchell threw a
complete game for the win, strik-
ing out six and walking two as the
Tigers defeated the Manta Rays in
the first division game of the sea-
son.
The visiting Moore Haven Terri-
ers challenged the undefeated
Tigers, hitting for two runs in the
first inning. The Terriers led 5-3 at
the end of four innings, before the
Tigers tied the score on a two-run
rally in the fifth. The game went
into extra innings, and the Tigers
put one more across the plate in
the bottom of the tenth to win 6-5.
Sophomore Nick Raiola batted
two-for-three with a double and
one run scored, as well as one RBI.
Senior second baseman Brett
Cameron drove in one with two
hits and two more runs scored.
Raiola pitched 6 and 1/3
innings, holding the Terriers to five
runs, and freshman Isandro Mar-
quez came on in relief, and earned
the win in extras.
In the season opener against
Glades Day, Combass batted two-
for-four with a double, and with
two runs scored and an RBI. Senior
Eric Mergott batted two-for-three
with one RBI and a run scored.
Kirstein also had a double and
scored two runs of his own. He
leads the team in home runs (1),
slugging percentage (1.333) and
on base percentage (.846).
Combass provided the starting
pitching for the Tigers, allowing
just three earned runs and striking
out five. He walked four as the
Gators scored four additional


Sports Briefs


Umpire clinic
CLEWISTON -The Clewiston
Dixie Baseball and Softball League
will be hosting an umpire clinic for
anyone 16 years or older who is
interested in umpiring for the
upcoming baseball and softball
season. The clinic will be held at
the Dixie Baseball equipment
room on Monday, March 6, at 7
p.m. Please call Jesus Rivera at 228-
3959 for more information.

Black Gold
tennis tournament
BELLE GLADE Black Gold
tennis tournament beginners to
advanced. Singles play April 1, dou-
bles play April 9. You can expect
three to four hours of fun each day
starting at 9 a.m. No entry fee. Con-
tact Ken Buchanan (561) 996-6107.

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. Applica-
tions 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.


INI/Bill Fabian
Senior second baseman Brett Cameron drove in one run with
two hits and two more runs scored against the Moore Haven
Terriers.


unearned runs, but Combass and
the Tigers held on to win on the
strong hitting performances of the
Tiger sluggers ensured the victory.
Head Coach Vance Johnston
will now lead the Clewiston base-


ball team in upcoming division
games on the road. The Tigers
begin a road series of games Feb.
28, playing American Heritage and
later playing a league game at
Estero on Mar. 3.


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FT. MYERS County officials,
project developers The Richard E.
Jacobs Group and CBL & Associ-
ates Properties, Inc., and Bass Pro
Shops repi.c;ntaiti ea held .a.
groundbreaking ceremony. Tues-
day, Feb. 21st to mark the official
beginning of construction on the
new Bass Pro Shops retail store in
Ft. Myers.
The 123,000 square-foot out-
door store will feature an over
8,000 square-foot Islamorada
Fish Company Restaurant. The
store, tentatively scheduled to
open in October, will anchor
the new 1.7 million square-foot
Gulf Coast Town Center devel-
opment located at 1-75 and
Alico Road in the rapidly grow-
ing Ft. Myers/Naples corridor.
Regarded as part museum,
part art gallery, part education,
conservation and entertain-
ment center the store in Ft.
Myers will offer some of the
same signature features of
other Bass Pro Shops Outdoor
World stores. However, as typi-
cal in stores in other geographic
locations, this newest Florida
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
will be uniquely designed to
pick up the local flavor of the
area's outdoor heritage and
include state record fish and
wildlife exhibits and historical
pictures and artifacts from local
hunters and fishermen.
The store will feature a his-
torical detailing of southwest
Florida throughout the interior
and exterior. A focal showpiece
will be the over 19,000 gallon
freshwater aquarium that will
display a colorful array of native
fish. Elevators with glass panels
will move visitors from floor-to-
floor allowing them full store
views. Located abutting a 24-
acre retention lake, which will
be ideal for boat testing, the
landscaping will represent the
Florida fauna including a rain


garden.
The 8,227 square-foot Islam-
orada Fish Company Restaurant
(pronounced 'eye-lah-mah-rah-
dah') will serve up a wide yari-
ety of fresh seafood entrees
sure to tempt any taste bud. A
concept born in the late forties
in the Keys as a marina snack
bar, it has grown over time into
a first-class restaurant offering
fresh fish, shellfish and other
Crustaceans, smoked meats
and wild game, rotisserie
broiled fowl, great steaks,
sharable appetizers and daring
desserts. Diners can enjoy
recipes and a relaxing way of
life normally found only in the
Florida Keys.
"We are excited about bring-
ing both our Bass Pro Shops
retail store and our Islamorada
Fish Company Restaurant to
Southwest Florida," said Bass
Pro Shops President Jim
Hagale. "Local residents and
visitors to this area of Florida
will enjoy the shopping and din-
ing experience we offer."
"Bass Pro Shops is a major
feature of Gulf Coast Town Cen-
ter and brings a unique shop-
ping and entertainment aspect
to the project," said Geoff
Smith, CBL & Associates Prop-
erties, Inc., director of commu-
nity center development. "Bass
Pro Shops is one of 15 anchor
stores at Gulf Coast Town Cen-
ter and complements the open-
air shopping destination with
it's retail, dining and experien-
tial components. This is the first
Bass Pro Shops in CBL's portfo-
lio and the first in Southwest
Florida and we look forward to
working with them on this and
other successful projects."
Other Florida Bass Pro Shops
retail stores include locations in
Destin, Dania Beach near Ft.
Lauderdale, Orlando and Islam-
orada in the Keys.


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Officials attending the
groundbreaking included CBL
& Associates Properties, Inc.,
director of community center
.development Geoff Smith and
Bass Pro Shops Director of Con-
servation Martin Mac Donald
among others.
Bass Pro Shops visitors will
be able to purchase most every-
thing they need while visiting
and enjoying the outdoor
opportunities in the Ft.
Myers/Naples area by shopping
selections of fishing, hunting,
camping and marine items, vis-
iting clothing, gift and footwear
departments, or dining at the
Islamorada Fish Company
Restaurant. The store will also
feature an expansive boat
showroom featuring Tracker,
Nitro, Mako and SeaCraft boats
all built by Tracker Marine
Group-the world's largest man-
ufacturer of fishing boats.
Recognized for their conser-
vation efforts and outdoor edu-
cation programs, Bass Pro
Shops will staff approximately
250-300 associates from the
area that have a passion for the
outdoors so customers will be
assured of getting local skilled,
knowledgeable assistance with
product selections and ques-
tions. The store will also offer
Outdoor Skills Workshops for
adults, kids and families that
will help maximize outdoor fun
by teaching new skills and
improving existing ones.
"Our company has won
more awards for our conserva-
tion'efforts than any other out-
door retailer in America," com-
mented Director of Conservation
for Bass Pro Shops Martin Mac
Donald. "We look forward to
being involved with local conser-
vation efforts to help preserve
our outdoor traditions for future
generations."


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'Best Available for Technologies' Bass Busters results


The South Florida Water Man-
agement District will hold a pub-
lic meeting on Wednesday,
March 8 at 6 p.m. in Okeechobee
to discuss BATs Best Available
Technologies (BATs) for dairies
in the Lake Okeechobee water-
shed.
In accordance with the Lake
Okeechobee Protection Act
(Sec. 373.4595, F.S.), passed by
the Florida Legislature in 2000,
the South Florida Water Manage-


ment District (SFWMD) is inves-
tigating all types of available
technologies that are able to
help dairies reduce phosphorus
loading in the Lake Okeechobee
watershed. We invite the public
to join in the discussion and
bring new ideas to the table.
The meeting will be held in
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center Auditorium on the
second floor of the Bank of
America Building in downtown


Okeechobee. The address is 205
N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201, Okee-
chobee, FL 34972. For more
information about the meeting,
or to get directions, please
phone the SFWMD Okeechobee
Service Center at (800) 250-4200
or (863) 462-5260. We look for-
ward to your participation in this
important meeting.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional,
governmental agency that over-


sees the water resources in the
southern half of the state 16
counties from Orlando to the
Keys. It is the oldest and largest
of the state's five water manage-
ment districts. The agency mis-
sion is to manage and protect
water resources of the region by
balancing and improving water
quality, flood control, natural
systems and water supply. A key
initiative is cleanup and restora-
tion of the Everglades.


New development plans announced


BONITA SPRINGS The
Bonita Bay Group has announced
plans to develop a new, 187-acre,
master-planned community, the
company's first in Hendry County,
according to Mitch Hjtchcraft,
regional vice president of The
Bonita Bay Group.
Murphy's Landing, located off
S.R. 80, approximately 15 miles
east of 1-75 (exit 141) in Hendry
County, will be a gated, river-ori-
ented community with approxi-
mately one mile of frontage on
the Caloosahatchee River. The
first phase is planned with 403
homes by preferred builders and
priced from the mid-$300,000s to
over $1 million. Custom and tradi-
tional single-family homes and
coach homes will be offered.
The architecture at Murphy's
Landing will reinforce the
unique nature of the community
with historical references and
styles that are reminiscent of
Florida's coastal towns and river-
front villages. Homes will feature
front porches, and many will


have rear garage accesses, creat-
ing a neighborhood streetscape
typical of hometown America.
"We are very excited about
the Murphy's Landing commu-
nity," said Hutchcraft. "It is an
excellent location, on a beautiful
piece of land along on the
Caloosahatchee River. We
believe that the amenities and
outdoor areas will be the foun-
dation of a lifestyle experience
that our customers will find very
attractive."
From 1-75, exit 141, Southwest
Florida International Airport is 15
minutes away, and Florida Gulf
Coast University is 20 minutes.
Murphy's Landing will be easily
accessible to Southwest Florida's
coastal communities and down-
town Fort Myers, and is located
just minutes from LaBelle, histo-
ry-rich, riverfront community
with a hometown charm.
Planned community features
may include trails, sidewalks, and
a sunset park with pavilion, a
riverfront promenade, and com-


munity pool, fitness facility locat-
ed in the River House, and a
canoe and kayak launch.
Sweetwater Landing, The
Bonita Bay Group's public marina
on the Caloosahatchee River, is 10
minutes from Murphy's Landing.
Renovations and improvements
to the marina are currently under
way. In addition to a waterfront
restaurant, shower facilities and a
ship's store, the marina will pro-
vide 70 wet and 245 dry slips. Ser-
vices offered will include power
and water hookups, gas and
diesel fuel, as well as boat repairs
and detailing service.
Future water access is currently
being planned for those desiring
membership in a water-oriented
amenity. The Caloosahatchee is
part of the Intracoastal Waterway
allowing boaters passage from
Florida's Gulf of Mexico, crossing
the peninsula through Lake Okee-
chobee and along the state's east-
ern coastline.
Murphy's Landing will reflect
the same commitment to meticu-


lous planning, environmental
stewardship, integrity and atten-
tion to detail that is evident in The
Bonita Bay Group's flagship com-
munity, Bonita Bay.
The Bonita Bay Group is a
diversified company involved in
the planning, development, sales
and management of master-
planned communities, freestand-
ing recreational amenities and
commercial facilities throughout
Southwest Florida. The company
is respected for its commitment to
meticulous planning, environ-
mental stewardship, integrity and
attention to detail. The Bonita Bay
Group employs more than 1,500
individuals and is currently devel-
oping eight master-planned com-
munities Bonita Bay, The
Brooks, Shadow Wood Preserve,
Mediterra, TwinEagles, Verandah,
Sandoval and Murphy's Landing
- along with 12 golf courses and
two marinas. For more informa-
tion about Murphy's landing, visit
www.murphys-landing.com.


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Re-designation will
reaffirm commitment
for development

OKEECHOBEE Governor
Jeb Bush announced the re-desig-
nation of the south central region,
which includes the counties of
DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry,
Highlands and Okeechobee, the
cities of Pahokee, Belle Glade, and
South Bay and the community of
Immokalee, as a Rural Area of
Critical Economic Concern.
"This re-designation continues
our strong commitment to ensure
all Floridians benefit from the
state's expanding economy and
prosperity, no matter where they
live," said Governor Bush.
"Although much progress has
been made in this region over the
past five years as a result of the
original designation, many chal-
lenges are still ahead. Today's re-
designation recognizes those chal-
lenges and renews our
commitment as a partner with the
region as they work to realize their
economic objectives."
An area designated a Rural
Area of Critical Economic Con-


"We are hard working and good people, but our
lack of infrastructure and the pressures on agri-
culture, along with two devastating hurricane
years have created challenges that could bend
even the strongest economies. We look forward to
becoming a region with high-skill, high-wage jobs
and this designation will assist in that process."
Butch Jones,
Glades County Commissioner


cern receives priority attention
from state agencies to ensure
communities receive the techni-
cal assistance and other resources
needed to further economic
development initiatives and local
projects. The Rural Area of Critical
Economic Concern initiative also
allows the Governor, through his
Rural Economic Development Ini-
tiative (REDI), more flexibility in
applying or waiving criteria
requirements, local match or sim-
ilar provisions considered by eco-
nomic development incentives
programs. Local governments
and regional organizations work
closely with REDI, a multi-agency


initiative, to identify and pursue
economic development opportu-
nities. The Governor's Office of
Tourism, Trade, and Economic
Development provides additional
assistance to rural communities
to solve problems affecting their
fiscal, economic or community
viability.
"Everyone in the region is very
appreciative of the re-designation
as a Rural Area of Critical Econom-
ic Concern," said K.S. "Butch"
Jones, Glades County Commis-
sioner and Chairman of Florida's
Heartland REDI, Inc. "The people
of this region have struggled to
catch up to the state in economic


'Florida Prepares' conveyed message


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
Secretary M. Rony Frangois led a
distinguished panel of guest
speakers including Governor Jeb
Bush, U.S. Health and Human
Services Secretary Michael Leav-
itt, Centers for Disease Control
Director Julie Gerberding and
others in "Florida Prepares,"
informing Floridians about the
effects of an eventual pandemic.
"It is necessary to bring pan-
demic awareness into Florida
communities," said Dr. Fran ois.
"It is crucial for Floridians to
understand that a pandemic will
affect all facets of the community.
Preparation is most important


throughout these events and we
were able to promote this at our
gathering. We encourage those
who attended to carry the infor-
mation they were given back to'
their homes and businesses and
share our message."
With more than 700 people
attending the event at the Talla-
hassee-Leon County Civic Center,
the focus remained on the impor-
tance of informing and preparing
communities, businesses and
families. Dr. Fran ois challenged
everyone to stay informed and
involved by reaching out to local
elected officials and institutions.
The event allowed attendees to
voice questions and concerns to


the panel and receive answers in
return through discussion. Com-
munication was encouraged at
the summit in order to ensure
that those in attendance fully
understood the importance of the
issues presented.
Dr. Francois assured those
present that Florida has been
preparing for a pandemic event
for many years with a strong sur-
veillance system and help from
partners. He said the state contin-
ues to refine this network to
ensure its viability. He also
emphasized that all disasters are
local and that each Floridian
must be responsible in doing
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First place overall weight
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Second place overall and
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Lake Okeechobee regulation schedule under revision


By Pete Gawda
OKEECHOBEE As part of an
effort to better manage Lake Okee-
chobee water levels (revise the
Lake Okeechobee regulation
schedule), the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers (COE) held a public
workshop Wednesday night, Feb.
22, at the Okeechobee Civic Center.
This meeting was one of several
community meetings that will be
held around the lake in conjunc-
tion with analysis and environmen-
tal evaluations before a revised reg-
ulation schedule is finalized and
put into effect in Jan. 2007.
"The communities that are
most affected by regulations gov-
erning water levels in Lake Okee-
chobee are an integral part of this
process," said Colonel Robert M.
Carpenter, Jacksonville District
COE commander, in a press
release. "This is a time for the pub-
lic to stay engaged. We must look
for a fix to the problems plaguing
Lake Okeechobee. The Corps is
committed to finding a solution
and implementing it by January
2007."
About 60 people attended the
meeting, which was opened by
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Goetz
of the Jacksonville District, COE.
He said use of the current lake
level regulation schedule known as
Water Supply and Environment
Schedule (WSE) began in a
drought.
"When the rains came, it didn't
do what we wanted it to do," he
added.
Lt. Col. Goetz asserted that the
current WSE is not working and
that the COE is working under a
"deviation" right now because the
WSE itself does not call for releas-
ing water at this time.
Lt. Col. Goetz stated that the
goal of the new schedule would be
to manage the lake at a lower level
and give more importance to the
environment.
He said the new schedule
would be in effect from 2007 until
2010. By 2010, other projects such
as reservoirs and stormw ater treat-
ment areas would be in place.


Those will change the way the lake
is managed.
Lt. Col. Goetz noted that while
three alternatives have been pro-
posed, the effects of each alterna-
tive would not be known until after
extensive testing, called modeling,
is done. He stated that the new
schedule would rely more on
human decision making rather
than strictly following a chart, as is
done now.
The proposed environmental
report, known as the Draft Supple-
mental Environmental Impact
Statement (DSEIS), will analyze
reasonable alternatives to the WSE.
This study will only consider opera-
tional changes to the current water
management system. This study
will not be looking at structural
modifications, like changing the
locks.
The current WSE, which went
into effect in July of 2000, was
designed to provide flood protec-
tion and balance the needs of
water supply, navigation and pro-
tection of natural habitat and
downstream ecosystems. This
schedule has four zones A
through E. Zones A through C are
used for flood control release. Zone
D allows for conditional releases
based on a number of conditions
and utilizing a complicated deci-
sion tree. These conditional releas-
es have sometimes caused exces-
sive freshwater discharges to the
Caloosahatchee River and the St.
Lucie Estuary. In Zone E, there are
no regulatory releases.
The objectives of the revised
regulation schedule will include
managing the lake level for the best
benefit of the environment and
reducing large regulatory releases
to the Caloosahatchee and St.
Lucie estuaries while continuing to
provide flood control, water supply,
navigation and recreation needs.
Agencies involved in this study
in addition to the COE include
South Florida Water Management
District, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice, National Marine Fisheries Ser-
vice, U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency and the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-


INI/Pete Gawda
Lt. Col. Andrew Goetz of the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, listens to a question from the audience
at a public meeting held Wednesday night, Feb. 22, at the
Okeechobee Civic Center. These meetings are to obtain pub-
lic input about the issues involving water levels in Lake
Okeechobee and to inform people about progress to date on


proposed changes.
sion.
The on-going study includes the
years between 1965 and 2000, the
existing systems conveyance
capacity, stormwater treatment
areas and existing regulation
schedule for water control areas
and the Kissimmee River Chain of
Lakes.
Pete Milam, project manager for
COE, explained the alternatives
under consideration.
Preliminary parameters in the
new study call for the lake elevation
to range from 12.5 feet in June and
July to a high of 15.5 feet from
November through January, with
emphasis on reducing the times
the lake is below that level and
reducing the number of times
releases would have to be made to
the estuaries because the water is


above that level.
The goal of the current WSE is
to hold the lake between 13.5 and
15.2 feet.
Other preliminary performance
measures call for maximum and
minimum levels in the water con-
servation areas.
Preliminary Alternative #1 will
allow for quicker response in the
fall and winter months to allow for
the large inflow that often occurs
during hurricane season. It also
calls for minimum or no risk to
water supply at low lake levels with
temporary forward pumps in place
and adjustments to supply side
management.
Preliminary Alternative #2 does
away with the zones. It has two
lake stage limits. One limit sets the
high elevation of the lake at 17.5


Reservoir may help slow lake water releases


By Patty Brant

Too much water is a problem;
not enough water is a problem. It
depends on the time of year in
Florida just which is the case. A
state-federal partnership known as
Everglades Restoration is back-
tracking to undo the effects of flood
control. The C-43 Reservoir under
construction at Berry Groves just
west of LaBelle may help control
the flow of water.
At least part of the solution, the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) believes, will be
a 170,000 acre-feet (enough water
to cover 170,000 acres one foot
deep) reservoir on an 11,000-acre
parcel just west of LaBelle off State
Road 80. The C-43 Reservoir is one
of the Everglades Restoration
Acceler8 projects eight projects
intended to restore 100,000 acres of
wetlands, expand water treatment
areas by close to 29,000 acres and
provide 428,000 acre-feet of addi-
tional water storage for Everglades
Restoration.
At a cost of $338 million, the
reservoir will be 12-16 feet deep
and should be in operation by
2011. The Acceler8 projects stretch
from south Orange County to Flori-
da Bay.
On Friday, Feb. 24, the SFWMD
celebrated the construction start of
two 4-acre test cells for the project.
Each will hold 42 million gallons of
water from Lake Okeechobee.
These test cells are intended to pro-
vide answers to two hotly debated
community issues: will the water
the reservoir is intended to hold
seep through the berm; and what
will be the quality of the water in
the reservoir?
The completed reservoir is to
protect the downstream environ-
ment from high volume water


releases that have been blamed for
lowering salinity levels in the estu-
ary which destroys fish and oyster
habitats.
Flushing an overabundance of
fresh water from Lake Okeechobee
through the Caloosahatchee River
has come under fire recently as
detrimental to the Caloosahatchee
Estuary ecosystem. The problem
has ignited tempers and prompted
such extreme proposals as flood-
ing the area south of Lake Okee-
chobee to store excess fresh water.
In her statement at the ground-
breaking, Department of Environ-
mental Protection Secretary
Colleen Castille said "huge environ-
mental damage" has been done by
fresh water discharges from Lake
Okeechobee both to the Atlantic
on the east and the Gulf of Mexico
on the west. She added that the
overall project's goal is to restore
the traditional Everglades ecosys-
tem. In addition, the project should
help create an economic boom
through jobs in building a sustain-
able environment. The secretary
said she hopes Hendry County can
continue its 150-year agricultural
history while transitioning to a
"healthy development."
SFWMD Board Member Alice
Carlson could not be present for
the event, but sent a prepared state-
ment which pointed to the C-43
Reservoir and other Everglades
projects as implementing solutions
to previous environmental wrongs.
Her comments gave credit to
Moore Haven High School students
who gave awell-received presenta-
tion at a Feb. 8 SFWMD Governing
Board meeting in Fort Myers. The
students reminded the adults that a
spirit of cooperation is the key to
success.
County Administrator Lester
Baird explained Hendry County's
objection to the state's land acqui-


sition program, of which the C-43
Reservoir is a part. He pointed out
that such acquisition erodes the
county's already-minimal tax base.
In addition, he said the county is
concerned about the health of the
Caloosahatchee River. He was
pleased to say that SFWMD has lis-
tened to the county's problems and
offered solutions. For instance,
although land like the Berry's site,
where the C-43 Reservoir will be
located, will no longer generate
taxes for the county, the reservoir
itself will stimulate much needed
jobs for residents. This will be a par-
ticularly important benefit for a
county that's unemployment rate
averages 13 percent, he said.
"We look forward to the posi-
tive effects on the river," he con-
cluded, adding that much of the
pollution running into the river is
actually generated from north of
Lake Okeechobee.
LaBelle residents had protested
loud and clear last year at several
workshops to sound out public
opinion on the C-43 Reservoir pro-
posal. Seepage into the surround-
ing area was one of the top con-
cerns.
According to Ken Ammon,
deputy executive director of the
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan, SFWMD is aware
that previous blasting in the area
has caused fractures in the under-
ground rock above the clay layer.
The test cells now being construct-
ed will show any seepage. He said
SFWMD does not believe the reser-
voir will need to be lined since the
natural clay layer combined with
high-density concrete core berms
tied into the clay should prevent
seepage.
If everything goes as expected at
the test cells, they will have outlived
their usefulness in May of 2007.
Then construction on the final


INI/Patty Brant
From left, Deputy Executive Director of Everglades Restoration at SFWMD Ken Ammon, Hendry
County Administrator Lester Baird, DEP Secretary Colleen Castille and SFWMD Executive
Director Carol Wehle helped kick off the C-43 Reservoir test project on Friday near LaBelle.


reservoir will begin in June 2007,
with completion scheduled for
2010.
A section of land along SR 80 on
the north side of the reservoir will
remain outside the footprint of the
cell. During construction it will be
used for borrow material, con-
structing staging, processing mate-
rial. Eventually, it may provide
some recreational uses for the pub-
lic.


feet for flood control purposes.
Another limit identifies the low ele-
vation of the lake for water supply
purposes. Between these two lim-
its, the optimal lake elevation will
be established. All water releases
will be based on an effort to main-
tain the optimal lake elevation.
COE's Andrew Geller stated that
under Alternative #1 there would
be small releases in the dry season
and more releases in the wet sea-
son.
Alternative #3 would allow
low-level releases to the water con-
servation areas when the lake was
between 13.75 and 15.60. This
alternative calls for a re-evaluation
of Run 22aze, a regulation schedule
that was considered before the
present regulation schedule was
adopted. Pulse releases to the estu-
aries would be made for extended
periods of time when the lake is ris-
ing to avoid larger releases.
In response to question on the
safety of the dike, Lt. Col. Goetz said
that at 18 feet .the dike is watched
very closely and that 18.5 is the dan-
ger level. As the lake rises inspec-
tion of the dike is more frequent. At
17.5 feet, crews check the dike
every day.
In response to another ques-
tion, he said the COE is pushing as
hard as it can on the Kissimmee
River Restoration. Restoring the
curves in the river will slow down
the flow of water into the lake and
actually store water. They hope to
start the next section soon.
Dr. Paul Gray of the Audubon
Society called the options offered
by COE "very promising." He said


COE was looking at every option
they were asked to examine.
Carroll Head of Friends of Lake
Okeechobee called for a balance
between water supply, flood con-
trol and ecology. He asked about
making water releases as needed
for the ecology of the lake.
Barbara Jean Powell of the Ever-
glades Coordinating Council ques-
tioned the validity of the perform-
ance measurements being used to
evaluate the proposed regulation
schedules.
Lt. Col. Goetz replied that per-
formance standards are based on
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Program (CERP)
measurements, and said "we can't
redo CERP."
She replied that if the perform-
ance measures are flawed, maybe
the COE should develop their own
performance standards.
Local sportsman Frank Marsoc-
ci noted that WSE is not responsive
enough to rainfall.
Mark Perry of the Florida
Oceanographic Society remarked
that Alternative #2 is the most flexi-
ble plan he has seen. He felt that
the new regulation schedule
should address water supply and
flood control, but there should be a
major emphasis on preserving the
environment.
Another workshop will be held
May 31 in Clewiston, and four
regional meetings will be held in
August.
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initiative targets Fla. residents


GAINESVILLE If you've
eaten a tomato this winter,
chances are it was grown in Flori-
da. And those plants decorating
your home and office probably
started life at one of Florida's nurs-
eries. For those who work in the
agriculture "field," these facts are
recognized. But when you ask
Florida citizens about the value of
the state's agriculture industry,
most don't have a carrot of an idea
that Florida ranks second national-
ly in the production of fresh veg-
etables and horticultural products.
Starting this spring, the Univer-
sity of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences is
launching a multifaceted Agricul-
ture Awareness Initiative aimed at
educating Florida's 16 million resi-
dents about the importance of the
state's agriculture and natural
resource industries.
"Our goal is to work with the
agriculture community and media
to raise the visibility and awareness
of Florida's diverse agriculture and
natural resource industry," said
Joan Dusky, UF assistant dean for
extension. "Most Florida citizens
don't realize how these industries
impact their everyday life."
"We want them to understand
that the Florida ag industry not
only puts safe, affordable food on
their table, but also provides a
large and stable economic base
and environmental benefits,"
Dusky said.
As part of the initiative, David
Mulkey, a professor and associate


"Our goal is to work with the agriculture com-
munity and media to raise the visibility and
awareness of Florida's diverse agriculture and
natural resource industry."
Joan Dusky,
UF assistant dean for extension


chair of UF's food and resource
economics department, and Alan
Hodges, an associate in the depart-
ment, are conducting research to
demonstrate the total economic
impact that agriculture and natural
resources have on the state.
"We are looking at all industry
sectors and how they relate to
agriculture and natural
resources," Hodges said. "Our
model also includes economic
multipliers for 'spin off' economic
benefits. For example, with every
ag dollar generated, there can be
up to a $2.50 return in regional
economic activity."
Hodges said that no market
benefits such as green space,
watersheds, wildlife habitats and
tourism will also be evaluated.
"About 60 percent of Florida's land
includes forests," he said. "One
thing we are looking at is how
nature-related tourism helps sup-
port the overall economy."
According to the Florida Agri-
cultural Statistics Service, 43,000
commercial farms cover 10.1 mil-
lion acres, approximately one-
third of the state's land mass. Flori-


da leads national production in cit-
rus, snap beans, fresh-market
tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and
sugarcane. The state ranks second
in the production of greenhouse
and nursery products, sweet corn,
peppers and strawberries.
To help UF get the message
out, Scott Emerson, former edi-
tor/associate publisher of Citrus &
Vegetable Magazine, has been
hired to help develop and deliver
the initiative's outreach efforts.
Emerson said he plans to work
closely with media, growers, com-
modity associations, extension
agents and other industry organi-
zations.
"There are several ongoing
efforts by the ag community that
are successfully reaching the
media with positive messages
about Florida agriculture," Emer-
son said. "We want to comple-
ment and expand these aware-
ness programs."
To learn more about the
Florida Agriculture Awareness
Initiative, contact Emerson at
semerson@ufl.edu or call (352)
392-1588.


Florida Farm Bureau to 'spring'


into action with March promotions


Springtime is a great time to cel-
ebrate agriculture, and during
March Florida Farm Bureau will be
doing its part to increase public
awareness of the contributions
agriculture makes to the economy
of the state and the well being of its
residents.
"March is rich in events that
commemorate American agricul-
ture. As the state's largest general
agricultural organization, Florida
Farm Bureau supports these
events, which raise public aware-
ness of our industry," said Florida
Farm Bureau President Carl B.
Loop Jr.
Florida Farm Bureau and the
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services will be
taking agriculture's messages to
the public through their joint agri-
culture awareness campaign.
Since 2002 the campaign has been
working to increase awareness of
and appreciation for the state's
second-largest industry, centering
around the theme, "Safe, Afford-
able and Abundant: Food for
Thought, from Florida's Farmers."
"We have aired hundreds of
thousands of public service
announcements on cable televi-
sion systems and radio stations
across the state," Loop said. "This
campaign, paired with grass-roots
efforts by Farm Bureau volunteers,
has succeeded in increasing
awareness of Florida Agriculture."
During the month of March,
Floridians will continue to see the
campaign's 30-second Public Ser-
vice Announcements on cable tel-


A tiny insect with a big appetite is a nuisance


UF researchers say
scale insects attacks
more than 300

FORT LAUDERDALE Wel-
come to the bug-of-the-month
club. Thanks to Florida's balmy
climate and popularity as a tourist
destination, at least one new and
unwanted insect pest hitchhikes
its way into the state every month,
according to University of Florida
researchers.
One of the most menacing
newcomers is the lobate lac scale
(Paratachardina lobata), an insect
native to India and Sri Lanka that
attacks more than 300 types of
woody plants, says Forrest
Howard, an associate professor of
entomology with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"No bigger than a pinhead, the
insect could become the most dif-
ficult problem yet for trees and
shrubs grown as ornamentals in
urban areas and native plants in
natural areas in South Florida," he
said. "Lobate lac scale is especial-
ly serious because it attacks a
wide range of host plants, build-
ing up extremely dense popula-
tions, weakening and in many
cases killing the plant."
Howard said lobate lac scale,
like other scale insects that are
spread one from country to
another, probably arrived on a liv-
ing plant. The scales are very tiny
and colored to blend with the
plant, thereby escaping the eyes


Special to INI/
Forrest Howard, University of Florida
More than 300 species of
plants, including some native
species are attached by
Lobate Lac Scale. Scientists
think the insect came into
Florida on a living plant
brought into the state. It can
be identified by their unusual
four-lobed appearance.


"No bigger than a pinhead, the insect could
become the most difficult problem yet for trees
and shrubs grown as ornamentals in urban
areas and native plants in natural areas in
South Florida."
Forrest Howard,
an associate professor of entomology with UF's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences


of agricultural inspectors at a port
of entry.
"In 1999 when we first identi-
fied the insect in Broward County,
we found it on about 10 different
kinds of plants in a small area," he
said. "As it continued to spread
across South Florida, we have
now identified more than 300
species of woody plants that the
lobate lac scale attacks."
These include native species
such as wax myrtle, cocoplum,
red bay, wild coffee and strangler
fig as well as commercial fruit
trees such as mango, lychee and
star fruit.
"Wax-myrtles are obviously
the most susceptible to the scale,
and these are important berry-
producing trees for birds in South
Florida," he said.
Hong Liu, a plant ecologist
who works with Howard at UF's
Fort Lauderdale Research and
Education Center, is studying the
effects of lobate lac scale on the
ecology of natural woodlands.
"The wide range of hosts
makes lobate lac scale especially
troubling," Liu said. "Evidence of
their sap-sucking destruction
includes blackened leaves and
branches, branch dieback and
even death for susceptible shrubs
and trees."
Worse yet, the lobate lac scale
may eventually spread to other
areas of Florida. "Our laboratory
experiments have shown that the
scale insects survive beldw freez-
ing temperatures, indicating a
potential spread of the pest into
cooler areas of the state," Howard
said.
Howard and his co-workers
recently reported several highly
effective insecticide treatments
that protect plants from this scale.
However, for long-term manage-
ment of the pest, biological con-
trol with natural predators is the
most viable option.
In an effort to develop a bio-
logical control for this pest,
Howard is working with Bob
Pemberton, an entomologist at
the USDA Agricultural Research
Service's Invasive Plant Research
Facility in Fort Lauderdale, and
Nguyen Ru, an entomologist at
the Florida Department of Agricul-


ture and Consumer Services Divi-
sion of Plant Industry in
Gainesville.
Howard is studying the biology
of the scale insect and developing
chemical controls for it; Pember-
ton found several kinds of tiny
non-stinging wasps during explo-
rations in Asia and is testing them
as biological control agents.
Sibyle Schoer, a post-doctoral
fellow from Germany, is working
with Howard and Pemberton to
clarify the relationships between


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the wasps and the scale insects,
while Nguyen is developing mass-
rearing techniques for the biocon-
trol agents.
"Since lobate lac scale is a rela-
tively new pest, there is an urgent
need for ways to control it,"
Howard said. "Certain insecti-
cides are effective on ornamental
plants, but they are not approved
for use on fruit trees." He said bio-
logical control offers the best
long-term solution to the scale
problem, but the host range of the
beneficial predators must be
determined to make sure they will
attack nothing but the lobate lac
scale.
SResidents who want to treat
lobate lac scale should contract
their local UF county extension
service office for advice, Howard
said.


vision systems across the state.
Information about agriculture and
Farm Bureau will also tag traffic
reports in major and medium mar-
kets. The campaign will receive
underwriting credits during drive-
time news blocks and other spe-
cial programming on the 11 affili-
ates of the Florida Public Radio
Network. Similar credits will run
on Tallahassee's public broadcast-
ing affiliates throughout the 2006
session of the Florida Legislature.
The mass media campaign
coincides with opportunities for
members of the state's ag commu-
nity to reach out to the public on
an individual basis.
Florida Agriculture in the Class-
room, Inc. and the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer
Services have scheduled Thursday,
March 16 as the third annual Flori-
da Agriculture Literacy Day, when
members of the agricultural com-
munity visit elementary schools to


read to students about agriculture.
Farm Bureau encourages volun-
teers around the state participate.
For more information call (352)
846-1381.
March 16 also marks the kick-
off for National Agriculture Day,
designated by the Agriculture
Council of America as a time to cel-
ebrate American agriculture and
honor the people who work to
meet our everyday needs. Associa-
tions, corporations, universities
and government agencies will
gather in our nation's capital to
educate Americans about how
food, fuel and fiber products are
produced and about the essential
role of agriculture in maintaining a
strong economy. National Ag
Week is March 19-25.
March 21 is Farm Bureau Day in
Tallahassee and Farm Bureau
members will visit the state capitol
to meet and greet their elected offi-
cials.


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Fla. Farm Bureau supports renewable energy initiative


GAINESVILLE Florida Farm
Bureau Federation President Carl
B. Loop Jr. said the state's largest
general agricultural organization
strongly supports development of
renewable energy sources that can
be produced in the Sunshine State.
"I believe Florida agriculture has
vast potential to support the nation-
al goal of increasing renewable
energy from domestic sources to
reduce our dependence on import-
ed oil and strengthen our econo-
my," Loop said. "We support
increasing renewable energy from
domestic sources. We are particu-
larly interested in renewable bio-


mass that can be produced by
Florida's agriculture industry."
Loop has appointed a staff
task force that will work in con-
cert with the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices, University of Florida/IFAS
and other agencies and groups to
investigate the potential for using
non-food based biomass to pro-
duce fuels for transportation,
generating electricity and other
energy needs. Biomass sources
can include agricultural waste,
trees, forest residues, perennial
grasses and other crops.
"I have had conversations with


Commissioner of Agriculture
Charles Bronson and share his
belief in Florida agriculture's poten-
tial to contribute substantially to
efforts to reduce dependence on
foreign petroleum for our energy,"
Loop said.
In his State of the Union
address, President Bush
announced the Advanced Ener-
gy Initiative, which requests $2.1
billion to develop new technolo-
gies and alternative sources of
energy to help diversify and
strengthen our nation's energy
mix. "By applying the talent and
technology of America," Presi-


dent Bush said during the State
of the Union, "this country can
dramatically improve our envi-
ronment, move beyond a petro-
leum-based economy and make
our dependence on Middle East-
ern oil a thing of the past."
U.S. Agriculture Secretary
Mike Johanns announced this
week the availability of $176.5
million in loan guarantees and
almost $11.4 million in grants to
support investments in renew-
able energy and energy efficien-
cy improvements by agricultural
producers and small businesses.
Applications for grants must be


completed and submitted to the
appropriate USDA Rural Devel-
opment state office postmarked
no later than May 12, 2006. For
more information refer to the
announcement in the Feb. 13,
2006 Federal Register or contact
any state Rural Development
office. Information is also avail-
able on the Web at:
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/
farmbill/index.html.
U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel
W. Bodman also announced $160
million in cost-shared funding over
three years to construct up to three
biorefineries in the United States.


The President's FY 2007 budget
proposal for USDA includes more
than $250 million each year in fis-
cal years 2006 and 2007 for renew-
able energy and energy efficiency
projects through Rural Develop-
ment's loan and grants programs,
as well as a core investment of $85
million for USDA's energy-related
projects.
"Florida supports production of
more than 280 commercial agricul-
tural commodities," Loop said. "I
have no doubt that Florida agricul-
ture can be a major player in the
production of energy from renew-
able sources."


Archer named associate dean at UF 2006 AARP bet employers for workers,


GAINESVILLE Douglas
Archer, a University of Florida
professor of food science and
human nutrition and former
deputy director of the Center for
Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
of the U.S. Food and Drug Admin-
istration, has been named associ-
ate dean for research at UF's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences.
In announcing the Feb. 1
appointment, Mark McLellan,
dean for research, said Archer is
an internationally recognized
food safety expert with experi-
ence in research, public policy
and administration.
"Dr. Archer has made many
important contributions to the
nation's food safety program, and
we are fortunate to have him join
our research administration,"
McLellan said. "He will help pro-
vide greater support to our faculty
and strengthen our statewide
research programs."
In his new assignment, Archer
will focus on the impact of agri-
cultural research on society,
including human behavior issues
related to food, natural


resources, environment and agri-
culture. He will help increase
research funding through inter-
disciplinary grants, both within
UF and with other institutions
worldwide.
"Florida's subtropical climate
makes UF an ideal research part-
ner for other institutions that
study agricultural systems in
diverse climates," he said. "Many
large federal funding opportuni-
ties require interdisciplinary and
inter-institutional cooperation.
There are also private funding
sources that we can take advan-
tage of more effectively."
Archer's experience includes
research on emerging pathogens,
rapid methods of pathogen detec-
tion, the effects of food process-
ing on bacteria and government
regulations on food safety.
He is currently chairman of
the Florida Food Safety and Food
Security Advisory Council, a
member of the World Health
Organization's Expert Advisory
Panel on Food Safety and UF's
lead scientist in the Food Safety
Institute of the Americas.
Archer joined the UF faculty


in 1994, serving as chairman of
the food science and human
nutrition department until 2001.
Prior to that appointment, he
was deputy director of the FDA's
Center for Food Safety and
Applied Nutrition. While at FDA,
he was also a commissioned
officer with the U.S. Public
Health Service and U.S. assistant
surgeon general.
He has a bachelor's degree in
zoology and a master's degree in
bacteriology from the University
of Maine, and a doctoral degree in
microbiology from the University
of Maryland.
Archer is the second of three
associate deans named by McLel-
lan. In December 2005, Mary
Duryea, a professor in UF's School
of Forest Resources and Conserva-
tion, was appointed to a similar
post, with emphasis on natural
resource systems. A search is pro-
ceeding for a third associate dean,
whose assignment will involve
agricultural systems.
The new positions were creat-
ed to help UF keep pace with
changes in science and agribusi-
ness, McLellan said.


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ers if they wish to be competitive,"
said AARP Florida State Director
Bentley Lipscomb. "It will not be
long before the baby boomers start
to retire. When companies main-
tain strong and positive relation-
ships with older workers, they
spend less money on recruiting,
training and monitoring new
employees. Obviously, this has a
strong impact on a business's bot-
tom line."
The 2004 Bureau of Labor Sta-
tistics Current Population Survey
reported 1,089,000 Florida employ-
ees were between 55 and 64 years
old. There were also 332,000
employees who were 65 plus.
AARP invites employers to
apply for the Best Employer desig-
nation by submitting an applica-
tion describing their exemplary
practices for 50+ workers. A con-
sulting firm provides a preliminary
ranking of the applicants, then a
panel of nine outside judges evalu-
ates the applications. The judges'
rankings, along with the consul-


tant's evaluations, lead to the final
rankings. The awardees will be
honored at a prestigious recogni-
tion dinner in Chicago on Sept. 21
followed by a "Best Practices and
Solutions" forum on Sept. 22.
Companies, nonprofit organi-
zations and educational institu-
tions with 50 or more employees
are eligible to apply. Winners range
from well-known corporations
such as Principal Financial Group,
to smaller companies such as Stan-
ley Consultants, Inc., and universi-
ties such as Massachusetts Institute
ofTechnology.
Applications are now on-line
for the 2006 Best Employer compe-
tition. Employers are invited to visit
www.aarp.org/bestemployers.
ployers.l> the 2006 application
will seek to determine employers
of choice by, among other things,
highlighting those who provide
flexible work options, operate cre-
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TALLAHASSEE Florida agri-
cultural producers will soon have a
tool to help them expand into new
markets following the recent adop-
tion of the Central American Free
Trade Agreement, or CAFTA-DR.
The agreement relaxes trade barri-
ers between the United States and
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras and Nicaragua, and the
Dominican Republic.
"Our marketing staff recently
completed an extensive research
project in the CAFTA-DR countries
to help gauge consumer prefer-
ences for various Florida products,"
Florida Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson said. "This
information will be used to assist
growers as they develop plans for
exporting to these markets."
Results from the research proj-
ect which included more than
2,400 individual consumer ques-
tionnaires will be included in an
in-depth analysis report set for pub-
lication in May. The report will pro-


vide background information on
the economies of the countries in
the region, examine the export
potential of various Florida agricul-
tural products, and include business
contacts and other vital statistics.
"Florida's agricultural producers
have for some time enjoyed posi-
tive trade relations with countries in
this region," Mr. Bronson said. "In
fact, the Dominican Republic has
been among the top ten destina-
tions for Florida agricultural prod-
ucts for many years. With the pas-
sage of CAFTA-DR, we look
forward to increasing the variety
and amount of Florida exports."
Last year, the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer
Services launched a joint market-
ing program with PriceSmart, Inc.,
which operates U.S. style, mem-
bership-only warehouse buying
clubs in 11 countries and one U.S.
territory in Central America and
the Caribbean. The pilot retail pro-
motion in November 2005 fea-


tured Florida Natural Juices; that
initiative was followed up this
month with a promotion featuring
Florida strawberries.
"By researching markets and
initiating contacts, we can help our
state's growers unlock the potential
for increased sales in CAFTA-DR
countries," Mr. Bronson said. "We
are committed to helping our
state's growers understand these
markets and increase their exports.
This will help Florida secure its
place as a major supplier to the
large-scale commercial buyers in
this region."
Mr. Bronson said it is important
for Florida's agriculture industry to
be vigorous in its marketing initia-
tives to help avoid adverse conse-
quences similar to the North Ameri-
can Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
which was adopted in 1994.
"Some of our agricultural prod-
uct sectors were hit hard by the
effects NAFTA and are still suffering
a decade later," Mr. Bronson said.


"We want this latest trade agree-
ment to yield positive results for
Florida, and we will work with our
growers toward that end."
This international marketing ini-
tiative is part of the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer
Services' ongoing "Fresh from
Florida" campaign, an identifica-
tion and promotional program
designed to boost the image of
Florida agriculture and increase
sales by helping consumers to easi-
ly identify Florida products at retail
stores. The "Fresh from Florida"
program also helps increase public
awareness of the importance of
Florida's agriculture industry,
which generates $7 billion in farm
receipts yearly and has an annual
overall economic impact estimated
at $62 billion.
For more information about
Florida agriculture, visit http://
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Arthritis sometimes responds to supplements


In a news release Feb. 22, the
National Institute of Health (NIH)
reported that although the popular
dietary supplement combination
of glucosamine plus chondroitin
sulfate did not provide significant
relief from osteoarthritis pain
among all participants in a study
published in the "New England
Journal of Medicine, a smaller sub-
group of study participants with
moderate-to-severe pain did show
significant relief with the combined
supplements. This research was
funded by the National Center for
Complementary and Alternative
Medicine (NCCAM) and the
National Institute of Arthritis and
Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
(NIAMS), componentsof the NIH.
A four-year study as coridjLctt d ,t
I 6 sites across the United States.
-"This study is another example
of NIH's commitment to exploring
the potential of complementary
and alternative medicine to prevent
and treat disease in a manner that is
fair, unbiased, and scientifically rig-
orous," said Elias A. Zerhouni,
M.D., NIH Director.
The study enrolled nearly 1,600
participants with documented
osteoarthritis of the knee. Partici-


pants were randomly assigned to
receive one of five treatments daily
for 24 weeks: glucosamine alone
(1500 mg), chondroitin sulfate
alone (1200 mg), glucosamine and
chondroitin sulfate combined
(same doses), a placebo, or cele-
coxib (200 mg).
Celecoxib is an FDA-approved
drug for the management of
osteoarthritis pain and served as a
positive control for the study. (A
positive control is a treatment that
investigators expect participants to
respond to in a predictable way; it
helps validate study results.)
The researchers found that par-
ticipants taking celecoxib experi-
enced significant pain relief, as
expected. For all participants, there
.were .,no,,.significant. differences,
between the other treatments test-
ed and placebo.
But, for participants in the mod-
erate-to-severe pain subgroup, glu-
cosamine combined with chon-
droitin sulfate provided significant
pain relief compared to placebo. In
the subgroup of participants with
mild pain, glucosamine and chon-
droitin sulfate together or alone did
not provide statistically significant
relief compared to placebo.


"This rigorous, large-scale study
showed that the combination of
glucosamine and chondroitin sul-
fate appeared to help people with
moderate-to-severe pain from knee
osteoarthritis, but not those with
mild pain," said Stephen E. Straus,
M.D., NCCAM Director. "It is impor-
tant to study dietary supplements
with well-designed research in
order to find out what works and
what does not."
"Because of the small size of the
moderate-to-severe pain subgroup,
the findings in this group for glu-
cosamine plus chondroitin sulfate
should be considered preliminary
and need to Le confirmed in a study
designed for this purpose," said Dr.
Clegg, Professor of Medicine and
Chief -of Rheumatoiuoy t the Uni-
versity of Utah, School of Medicii n.
"More than 20 million Ameri-
cans have osteoarthritis, making it
a frequent cause of physical disabil-
ity among adults," said Stephen I.
Katz, M.D., Ph.D., NIAMS Director.
"We are excited to support studies
looking at new treatment options
that could improve the symptoms
and quality of life of people with
osteoarthritis."
"I urge people with osteoarthri-


tis to follow a comprehensive plan
for managing their arthritis pain -
eat right, exercise, lose excess
weight, and talk to your physician
about appropriate treatment
options," said Dr. Clegg.
The study team continues their
research with a smaller study to see
whether glucosamine and chon-
droitin sulfate can slow the devel-
opment of osteoarthritis, such as
delaying the narrowing of the joint
spaces. About one-half of the par-
ticipants in the larger study were
eligible to enroll in this ancillary
study. The results are expected in
about a year.
The National Center for Com-
plementary and Alternative Medi-
cine's mission is to explore comple-
mentary and alternative medical
practices in the context of rigorous
science, train CAM researchers, and
disseminate authoritative informa-
tion to the public and professionals.
For additional information, call
NCCAM's Clearinghouse toll free at
1-888-644-6226, or visit the NCCAM
Web site at nccam.nih.gov. NCCAM
is 1 of 27 institutes and centers at
the National Institutes of Health, the
Federal focal point for medical
research in the United States.


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Await You At
Glades General
Hospital...
NURSING OPPORTUNITIES-
Generous New Salary Structure
RN CHARGE NURSE
FT, Med/Surg pt care skills,
1-2 yrs. exp in acute hospital.
Leadership charge exp, preferred.
SHIFT SUPERVISORS
10 & 12 HR. SHIFTS
FT, Prey. exp in supervision, ER
& Critical Care. Leadership
abilities & be a real team player.
RN'S-.12 HR SHIFTS
OB Days/Nights
ER- Nights
Telemetry -Days/Nights
MONITOR TECH
FT, Must be CNA, 1-2 yrs. exp
w/basic EKG interpretation skills
and Unit Secretary exp.
ALLIED HEALTH
OPPORTUNITIES:
* MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST
T, Fla. lie. in 4-5 lab areas
Prev. hospital/lab exp.
* RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
New Grads Welcomel $26/hr.
PRN, requires a CRTT, ACLS,
NRP & BLS, ability to work all
areas, Neonate thru Adult &
ventilator RRT pref'd.
RADIOLOGY TECH.
PRN, Must have FL li. & ARRT lic.
MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
FT, Must have 1-2 years exp. in
interior/exterior renovation. Skills
required: electrical, carpentry,
masonry, painting. Certifications
a plus.
PHYSICIAN OFFICE SPECIALIST
FT, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM, Mon Fri.
Must possess exc. customer serve ,
organizational & interpersonal
sldlls. Proficient with PC applica-
tons. Atleast 2 rs of exp. a
hospital or physician office
setting. Knowledge of Florida
Medicae/Medicaid guidelines &
third party payers.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
FT, 9:00 AM 5l00 PM, Mon- Fri.
Current LPN or Medical Assistant
lic, exc. customer service skills,
bilingual pref'd but not req'd. At
least 2 yrs. exp. in previous office
setting. Responsibilities to
inc. office assistance as needed.
ADMITTING SPECIALIST
PRN, excellent customer
service & communication
skills, knowledge of 3rd party
payers. Previous registration,
billing; collections exp. in
hospital setting.
Competitive Salary
& Excellent Benefits
Package.
Fax Resume to:
561-993-5627
DFWP/EOE/M/F
1 201 S. Main St
Belle Glade, FL
(561)996-6571
SI.A Ext.222
,I, rI i ,[ Fax (561)993-5627
Managers Position
,available at local
produce company.
Mechanical experience
needed. Please call
(561)992-7768.
"NOW HIRING 2006" AVER-
AGE POSTAL EMPLOYEE
EARNS $57,000/YR Mini-
mum Starting Pay $18.00/hr.
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Needed (800)584-1775 Ref
#5600.
"NOW HIRING 2006" AVER-
AGE POSTAL EMPLOYEE
EARNS $57,000/YR Mini-
mum Starting Pay $18.00/hr.
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Needed (800)584-1775 Ref
#5600.
SCALE OPERATOR &
PLANT PERSONNEL
Now being hired at
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454
WANTED: Needed, an experi-
enced person to install skirt-
ing under a new doublewide.
(863)763-5081
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UNITED STATES

SUGAR
CORPORATION

Equipment Serviceman

$15.06 Per Hour
POSITION PURPOSE
Responsible for safely and efficiently inspecting and perform-
ing maintenance on all USSC equipment.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Accurately perform maintenance on equipment fleet according
to preventive maintenance standards in an expedient and cost
effective manner
Accurately generate and maintain all required documentation
Visually inspect equipment for potential failure.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
* Ability to read, speak and write English, have good commu-
nication skills, including mathematical, reasoning, written and
verbal skills
* Ability to perform job functions such as:
m Maintain accurate fuel and lube inventories
m Fueling and servicing of all related equipment
* Must possess a valid Florida driver's license Class B with
hazardous endorsement
* Capable of obtaining forklift certification within 30 days
* Capable of obtaining boom truck certification
* Must be able to lift a minimum of fifty pounds
* Must complete TOST test
Contact Info
Jdooley@usugar.com
Fax: 863-902-3168
Please stop by US Sugar's Employment Office
on WC Owen Ave. in Clewiston.
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest di-
versified, privately held agribusiness firms. We are employee
owned and have excellent benefits including outstanding Medi-
cal & Dental plans.
All successful applicants will be drug tested and a background
check will be given US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer committed to a diverse workforce Women and Mi-
norities are encouraged to apply.



Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

ACCOUNT CLERK I
HOURLY RANGE: $10.68- $16.02
EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Healthcare, State Retirement, annual
leave, sick leave, holidays and educational incentives.
MAJOR DUTIES: Answer phones,handle public inquiries,
data entry, process accounts payable and payroll.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must have
good typing skills with special emphasis on office organization
and file management. Applicant must be capable of operating
customary office machines and be knowledgeable in Microsoft
Works, Word and Excel. Applicant must present a neat and
professional appearance and possess good communication
skills. Applicant must be able to handle difficult situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equiva-
lent, and one year clerical experience.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Courthouse
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Monday Friday
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application, and
valid Florida Driver's License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Clerk of Circuit Court
500 Avenue J Suite 102
RO. Box 10
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6010
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


Perfect opportunity for civic
minded individuals and volunteers.
Become a Local Coordinator
* Find host families and supervise international high
school students.
* Work with high schools and community groups.
* Earn companion for each student placed.
International travel rewards, work from home
and make your own hours.*
Support and training are provided.
Call Kelly at 800-322-4678, ext. 5164 or
e-mail cover letter and resume to
kquigley@aifs.com or fax to 203-399-5463
Visit www.academicyear.org to learn more.


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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
February 20, 2006
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I
SALARY RANGE: $7.25 -$11.25 Per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Operation and routine maintenance of single
axle dump trucks, mowing tractors and associated imple-
ments. Preparing legible daily work tickets, recording time,
equipment and inventory used. Provide safe conditions for
employees and the general public. Working with road crews
doing various jobs when necessary. Will be required to per-
form labor duties such as shovel, rake, or lay sod. Any other
related and assigned duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be capable of
safely and efficiently operating a variety of light and medium
maintenance and construction equipment. Must have the
ability to lift up to 100 Ibs. and have the ability to sit, stand,
walk, stoop, bend, crawl, and work outside for long periods in
various weather conditions. Requires knowledge and skill in
operation and maintenance of dump trucks and tractors.
Ability to read and write effectively. Requires a minimum of 6
months of directly related experience. Ability to work flexible
hours and overtime under emergency situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equiva-
lent. Must have a valid Class B Florida Commercial Drivers Li-
cense with acceptable driving record. Screening test for illegal
drugs.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven, Work is county wide.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Monday Friday

CLOSING DATE: REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Driver's License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
RO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace



HELP WANTED
HENDRY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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 forthe 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.


EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

The Pahokee Housing Authority is accepting appli-
cation for an Executive Secretary Position until
4:00 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2006. Must be 18
years or older; high school diploma; at least
three years of secretarial/clerical experience;
education in secretarial science; certifications in
office and computer skills. Must have ability to
follow oral/written instructions; type 50 CWPM;
excellent written/oral communication skills;
working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Power-
point, & Excel programs; ability to perform com-
plex administrative tasks; reasoning ability;
ability to work well independently. Prefer Bi-Lin-
gual. Good benefits. Background check will be
performed. Applicant must complete application
even if submitting resume. Submit resume/ap-
plication to: Julia Hale, Executive Director, 465
Friend Terrace, Pahokee, FL 33476. Pahokee
Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
Promotes a Drug Free Workplace.


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UNITED STATES

SUGAR
CORPORATION

JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC
TEMP

$19.67 per hour
Responsible for safely operating and maintaining equipment
Responsibilities
* Diagnoses and performs repairs, maintenance and inspec-
tions on heavy machinery.
* Operates hydraulic excavators.
* Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel
equipment.
* Ability to speak, read and write English.
* Successfully complete all training and orientation courses.
Email your resume or brief summary of experience to
Jdooley@ussugar.com
Fax: 863-902-3168
Please stop by US Sugar's Employment Office
on WC Owen Ave. in Clewiston.
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest
diversified, privately held agribusiness firms. We are employee
owned and have excellent benefits including outstanding Medi-
cal & Dental plans.
All successful applicants will be drug tested and a background
check will be given US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer committed to a diverse workforce Women and
Minorities are encouraged to apply.


HVAC TECHNICIAN

Pahokee Housing Authority is accepting
applications for a highly responsible po-
sition, HVAC technician, until 4:00 p.m.,
Friday, March 10, 2006. Must be 18
years of age or older; high school diplo-
ma or equivalent; EPA refrigerant certifi-
cations; ability to lift 50+ Ibs; Valid
Florida's Driver's License, Class E; good
driving record; at least three years expe-
rience in maintenance, servicing, and re-
pairing of appliances containing Freon;
experience in operating recovery systems
and proper disposal of refrigerants or
Freon. Credential, certifications, etc.,
must be presented at interview. Good
benefits. Must be bondable. Back-
ground check will be performed. Appli-
cant must complete application even if
submitting resume. Submit resume/ap-
plication to: Julia Hale, Executive Direc-
tor, 465 Friend Terrace, Pahokee, FL
33476. Pahokee Housing Authority is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and pro-
motes a Drug Free Workplace.


RECEPTIONIST


The Seminole Tribe of Florida
Utilities Department has an immediate
opening for a Receptionist at our
Big Cypress Reservation Office.

Provide general office & admin. duties
for dept. Answer phones, maintain files,
process documents for payment and
services, prep. Pos & payroll. HS
dip/GED req. Good typing & computer
skills (MS Office). Exp. with clerical
duties and customer services.

Applications at www.semtribe.com
or send resume to:
galtman(5semtribe.com
or fax 954-967-3477.


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Fl. IIN I.c & IV Cerii Willing ,o woik llexiblce sdldulc.
Support & Full Time- REGISTERED NURSE
F! he. with r. Iw ep. will tram net v grai.
Radlologlc Technologlst/Mammographer
ARRT reg. ith .a Fl. I skcnc Familiar with MQSA stamiards &
Mairniographic QA procedures.
Full time/Part time/At Home- TRANSCRIPTIONIST
3+ yrs c\p. in hospital trans, f. .1 I '11 ....... ,1 ,11
ability to understand muliple i. ii. ... i .
per minutes.
Full time- CT/Radlologic Tech
(8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
AART reg. with a valid F Li. ic 2 ears exp. pref. Must possess
excellent cust svc skills, work independently, proficient in CT and
General .I.' 1I i
Full time-Medical Technologist
BS in Mcd. Tech)y. Fl. Lic in iM.ii i i .. ........hemaloloy, Chemistry.
Microbiology, i,, ,i ... P) Reg.
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Prev exp. in patic I. i ...5i. :.ilu i. tIi i i .. & walk long
hour: .. .. .
Part time- Floor Tech
I yr exp in an environ svcs related setting. Ability to perform cleaning
functions to maintain a sanitary, safe, & orderly environment.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to, 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workpbcc EOE

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The GEO Group, lifrc.
The GEO Group a worldwide leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a challenging and exciting
opportunity. We offer full benefits.
CORRECTIONAL
OFFICERS
Starting Salary $28,300.
The GEO Group a worldwide leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a challenging and exciting
opportunity. We offer full benefits.
LPN'S NEEDED
ACADEMIC INSTRUCTOR
Full time position Educating inmates in a prison
setting. Must have 4 year degree.
ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN
Volunteer Coordinator. Must be Ordained.
LIFE SKILLS INSTRUCTOR
High School or GED. Bachelor's degree or experience
in a related field.
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone:561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H



9 MANAGEMENT


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

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


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
or fax (561) 650-9147.
EOE-DFWP



Competitive pay, 401K, Medical, Store Discounts,
Sick Pay & More.
Apply Within.
310 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston.
Located inside Ace Hardware.



Competitive pay, 401K, medical, store discounts,
sick pay & more.
Apply Within. ACE Hardware,
310 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston.
Please ask for Nevin or Jordan.


RECEPTIONIST
Job opening for an upbeat
receptionist who must be
great with people and pays
attention to detail. Our com-
pany is offering a full-time
position located in Moore
aven, Fl. In this position
you will be responsible for
reception, customer service
and general office duties.
Send your resume and sala-
ry requirement as a Word
Attachment to
lisa@acleartitleco.com or
fax your resume to
863-675-6744.
PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS

Wanted: Plumbers/Plumber
Helpers/Service Tech. Call
for appointment
(863)675-1155
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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The GEO Group, Inc.

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

OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.

FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
COOK SUPERVISOR
LPN
RN
MIS SPECIALIST

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

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

Equal Opportunity Employer


RECREATION COORDINATOR

The Seminole Tribe of Florida Recreation Depart-
ment has an immediate opening for a Recreation
Coordinator at our Big Cypress Reservation.

Organize and run community-wide recreation
events for all ages. Coach youth sports. Supervise
personnel at activities. Assist w/publicity & regis-
tration for activities, Prior supervisory exp. pre-
ferred. 2-3 yrs. in recreation field & w/multiple
sports. HS dip/GED req. but degree preferred. Able
to become CPR certified.

Applications at www.semtribe.com or send re-
sume to galtmanc(semtribe.com or fax
954-967-3477.

MAINTENANCE WORKER II
(Glades District Park, Pahokee)

$11.37/hr. Reports to Glades Pioneer Park. Per-
forms general park landscape/athletic field mainte-
nance, custodial duties, refuse collections or other
duties related to the maintenance of parks and
their amenities. Requires 1 yr. exp. in laboring
work providing a familiarity with any (or a combi-
nation) of the following: Landscape/natural
area/athletic field maintenance, refuse collection,
custodial work. Preference for exp.: Performing la-
boring work in a park system; operating a tractor
with bush hog or flail mower attachments, gar-
bage packer, brush chipper stump grinder, reel
mower or chainsaws. Also desirable: Current FL
Class B CDL, Air Brakes; HS/eq. Visit
www.pbcgov.com for job description & employ-
ment appl.; submit with any Vet. Pref. doc. for re-
ceipt by 5pm 3/10/06 to Palm Beach County HR,
50 S. Military Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415 Fax
561-616-6893 EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)


BRAND NAME Soda/Candy
Route Earn BIG $$. $0 down
financing. (800)367-6709
x3177(24/7)BO0#2510.

I am looking for Employees
or Independent Workers.
We do maintenance on
vehicles (No Heavy Lifting,
Outdoors, Fun!)
Pay:$100-$200 aday
Commission.
No criminal record. Reliable
vehicle. Experience a plus.
Excellent work history.
Good appearance.
Part Time & Full Time.
DO NOT CALL.
Fax or E-mail resume.
Nothing to invest.
Fax # 954-252-2156.
Email speedsource@
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Subject: Resume.

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Services



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




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fense Felonies...Misdemean-
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Charges, Parole...Probation,
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DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
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PROFESSIONAL RESUMES
Cover Letter, Resume &
References Provided.
Contact Diane at
(863)677-0908


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30,12x30,15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials5-10
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/.Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
PetsSupplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND.- SPT portable,
7500 btu, vent kit, $250
(918-914-0908 OR
918)914-0979
AIR CONDITIONER, 240 V,
$50. (863)467-1777
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


AMERICAN OAK DRESSER-
1800's, Excellent condition,
$500. or best offer.
(863)675-4201


NORITAKE CHINA- Pattern:
Mystery #198 Really Beau-
tiful I!, 58 pieces, w/2 large
serving platters, sugar bowl,
& gravy boat. Will ship.
Great buy at $450 !!
(302)674-4149 Delaware
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.


CONVECTION OVEN w/stand.
Brand new. Never been used.
$999 or best offer.
(561)992-4838
RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self cleaning, $125
(863)675-0969
WASHER/DRYER- HotPoint,
Excellent condition. $300.
(863)763-3451

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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


TANNING BED- 28 bulb,
Standing booth, Tanning Hut,
Good cond. $1200 or best
offer 863-467-1788 Eves
TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $600.
(863)467-1788 / 634-9119


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BUILDING SALE! "Go Di-
rect/Savel" 20x26 Now
$5100. 25x30 $6800. 30x40
$10,600. 40x60 $16,600.
Extensive range of sizes and
models. Doors/accessories
optional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.
SCREENED ROOM- 30'X10'
complete w/roof panels &
roof pans. $1000.
(863)697-2434



ALUM WINDOWS- new, 53
1/8 x 50 5/8, asking $350
(239)770-6855
CONCRETE BLOCKS over
400, 8x8x16, mostly split-
ters, $200 for all
(239)770-6855
DOOR, Exterior, 3'X6'9". $10.
(863)467-1777
FENCING: Heavy Duty, New.
All parts enough for at least
400 ft. $2000
(863)673-4787
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
SOFFITT- 27 pieces, 12' long
$99. (863)357-1657
WINDOW, Aluminum, Rough
Opening. 14"x40", Double
hung. Frosted glass. $8. Buck
Head Ridge. (863)763-1997


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


PAGEANT DRESS- Little girls
Pastel green w/sequins. Size
4 $45. Call (863)763-591'8
leave message
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 HaleyDoris
Day,Guy Lombardo, Mills
Bros, Nat King Cole, Frankie
Laine & more. In albums. All
for $175 (302)674-4149
Delaware. Will ship
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



COMPUTER DESK Good
condition. $50.
(863)467-0436
COMPUTER- Gateway, com-
plete all books, disks & print-
er. $300 or trade for a pistol
(772)461-8822
DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Pentium III Win. XP, Word,
Games, $150.
(866)855-0158
WEB TV- computer w/2
keybrd, cordless ph & ans
mach, $125 (863)902-0257


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
CD RACK, Wooden. Very nice.
25"Wx42"Hx6/2"D. 5 shelves.
holds a lot of CD's. $15. Buck
Head Ridge. (863)763-1997
COUCH & LOVE SEAT- Like
new & 2-power massage re-
cliners. $950. Will sell separ-
ate (863)467-5207
DINETTE SET- table, leaf & 4
capt. chairs, mauve, good
condition, $100
(863)467-9054 Okeechobee
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
black & white 6' tall, 3' wide,


glass shelves, lighted two
pieces. $150 (863)763-0625
LEATHER COUCH- Ivory, 7',
Excellent condition $550.
(863)357-6660 Leave mes-
sage


LIFT CHAIR RECLINER- dark
blue, mint condition, orig
$1200 asking $350
(863)824-0739
MATTRESSES- 2, New, Mag-
netic power mattresses, 1
King & 1 Reg. Cost $2200.
asking $1500 863-357-5754
RECLINER- green, like new,
asking $150 or best offer
(863)824-0739
ROCKER RECLINER- bur-
gundy, good cond., $60
(863)467-5477
SOFA Tan 7ft long and
brown, & blue pin stripe
queen sleeper sofa, $150
(239)822-3134
TABLE with four chairs, very
good cond., maple wood and
iron, $500 or best offer.
(561)449-6410



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
GOLF TRAVEL BAG, hard vi-
nyl, by Flight Master, for car-
rying golf clubs on planes,
trains, $100 neg.
(863)357-3294


COLT .45- Double Eagle,
Stainless, With box, Real
nice. $875. (863)946-1226
or (863)227-1603
RIFLE- Marlin, 22 mag, bolt
action, SS, lamanated stock,
w/Simmons 4-12x40 scope,
$350 (863)763-4961
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, Pump Flite-
King Deluxe Rib. $300 or trade
for pistol, (772)461-8822
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28/2. 357
mag, 4" bbl. Reblued, pitting
under. $400.937-215-0307
SPORTIZED .303- British #4

cond. $175. .A.i4j6,,.



HOME GYM- DP, complete
workout system. Arm pull,
leg lift & more, exc cond.
$100(863)467-1308
NORDIC TRAC- Ski machine,
With digital read out $100.
(863)697-1431



PATIO FURNITURE- Set of 6
chairs w/cushions. $25. You
pick up. (863)675-8141


ACTION SCOOTER, Heavy
Duty. Excellent condition.
$875. or best offer
(863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. Also reclines $425. or
best offer (863)467-4328
MOBILITY 3 Wheel Scooter,
like new, perfect cond., very
nice, less than 1 yr. old,
$650. (863)675-3251
WHEELCHAIRS, good shape
oversized, new, $250.
863-357-8788, leave phone

WHEELCHAIRS, regular adult
size $175. 863-357-8788,
leave phone #.


MEDIA CONCRETE BUGGY
2000- Honda powered, 32001b
hydraulic dump, excel. cond.
$1650 (561)281-6642
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.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
ment. Computer provided. Fi-
nancial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
netidewatertech.com.
LEATHER JACKET- New,
Black Mustang racing jacket.
Size 2XL, $100.
(863)675-0550
MEAT SAW, Hobart: In good
condition. $950 or best offer.
(561)992-4838



Electric organ, Lowry &
bench. Excellent cond. Estate
sale Must sell $50
(239)822-3134
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


TYPEWRITER- IBM Selectric
II, good condition, $99
(863)673-4787


WIZARD RIDING MOWER-
14hp, 40" cut, 4 wheel steer-
ng. $400. (863)467-7151
Evenings.


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

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CANARY- red frosted female,
$80 (863)357-3639
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, great dis-
position. $100
(863)357-3026.
GOOULDIAN FINCHES- yel-
lows, delutes, normals, $50
ea. selling due to allergy's
(863)634-3357
SHEPHERD MIX- female,
1 1/2, asking $50 or best
offer (863)697-6618



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



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


DIVING OUTFITS (2) as is, 2
reg. w/octopus & gauges,
BC's, tanks, masks, fins,
knives $500 (863)983-5599
HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123



TRUSSED ANTENNA- 70 ft, 10
ft sections, with base, mast
& hardware. $400. or best
offer. (863)675-4201


HONDA GENERATOR 18hp, 8k
continuous watt, new never
used, $2000 (863)467-5756
HONDA MIXER ENGINE 8hp,
for concrete mixer. $450
(863)228-3483
JIG SAWS (2) Black & Decker,
both for $25 or will sell sep-
-arate. (863)467-7953



DIRT DEVIL- Vision upright,
bagless, w/attachments
12am, $50 (918)914-0908
or(918)914-0979


ENCLOSED CAR HAULER-
8 1/2 x 20 or 24 ft.
(863)675-0358
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
Wanted to Buy: Paper Money
and Old Coins. Single coins,
notes, accumulations, entire
collections. Littleton Coin
Company Since 1945. Call
,00 ..,1 F-, P.m 3il rnin
'uyay'll rll,:i'hi'i,' i:ll i; OITI
-Mention code B8K520.
WANTING TO BUY Cedar or
Cypress logs. Will pick up.
Please call Larry
(518)469-0990

Agriculture



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



APPALOOSA PONY- 7 YRS
OLD $750. (561)718-1113
BAY COLT- 2yrs old, 13.3
hands Good youth English
prospect. $800.
(863)675-2106 aft 8pm
HORSE- Palomino gelding
10yr old, 15.2 hands $1000.
863-763-3253
QUARTER HORSE-
Mare,13yrs old $1500 firm.
(863)675-0058
SADDLE- Fabtron #7104, 15"
seat, SQH bars. Looks brand
new!!! Great for trails. $300.
neg. (772)873-1611



GRAZER 1800ck 18hp Briggs
& Stratton, 52" deck, Zero
turn $1200 (863)6736738 or
(239)225-8391
RIDING MOWER, 14hp, 38
inch cut, hydrostatic drive
(auto) transmission, $495.
(863)674-0360
RIDING MOWER- new Crafts-
man, 42" cut, 2 hours, ask-
ing $1000 or trade for golf
cart (863)467-4735


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
$39,900 (941)924-5120 or
email rabj64@yahoo.com

SELLER FINANCING
Port LaBelle, Pioneer and
Montura Lots
UNDER MARKET PRICING
Starting at:
$27,750.
10% Down, 9.9% Interest
20 Years, No Credit Check
Call Bryan Keane,
Lic. FL. Realtor
(239)410-0809 Real Estate
Corp. of America


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 9'S0




TAYLOR CREEK CONDO Avail.
Now, Fully furnished, pool,
tennis. 2 BR, $1000 + until.
Also avail 1 br, 1 ba, $800 +
util. Annual lease
215-598-3515/359-7779


ORTONA- Near river, Unfurn,
3br, 2ba, garage, AC, heat
canal, oaks, orange trees,
$950/mo, Lst/sec
(248)939-1447
(772)559-7840
jnagel932(aol.com








-Build To Suit-

Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.

Belle Glade Area






Rel Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1061
Real Estate Wanted 1C65
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


MONTURA LOT- 1.25 acre,
$38,000, Carolyn Thomas Re-
alty (863)946-0505
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4,4/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $175,000.
Call owner: 863-673-5071.


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





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
1, l 9" -0610


Adult Communities and Other
Properties For Sale Ocala /
Marion County Team Real
Estate of Ocala, Inc. Realtor -
Multiple Listing Service
(888)391-6658.
PIONEER PLANTATION
2.5 Acres. Fenced, Clear Land
w/Culvert. Flood Zone C.
$99,000. neg. (786)326-4812

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(863) 983-8979 (863)228-2744 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215 ;I1111 LAKEPORT $100.000.
RESIDENTIAL New Construction 3BR/2BA MONTURA- 1 .00acre
2BR, 1BA w/ detached Sugarland Circle 3BR, 2BA, 1.25 ac. $160,000 '. 9 il000 ,.si .
24'x30' metal buidling 2BR 2BA home, detached PIONEER .,r, \'N Caflt, lWe 7nave isfiijs/!!
$162,000 garage w guest suite on 2BA&Gl900 li S;i m pt a e3BR, 2BA MHwaboveground Pool, O: Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
12801a1/ BAlando1.80Bc."CMoalfr.:r-dtetlals starter Home, 2/1w/Ncarport. ,.
3BR, 1 1/2 BA and 8VACANT LAND mal Amusts 2.storageshedswlelectic, ntely Landscaped, ',, ,,Ann Donohue 228-0221 DavidRister 634-2157
CBS 'fi-Plex Unitl 4BR, I. ( t C\'(iOF $38,500 Readyto movein. Offered at S140,000
efficiency $131,000BR, BA it 2.5 acres Pioneer $749,00 A -
4BR, 3BA Del Monte MonutraLotsAvailable ,ii hli; ,:!., ,,of \ ni Monn.l $50,001 RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON ACREAGE, LND &LOTS
B2BR, 1 BA $279,000 ouLAarm Load Availble Call for Dotails
$295,00 ndo ac. Ladeca $169,900 on 5.s ." '.'i" 4BDRA 2BA MH., Sh .woo, d i0 A ofHnd lle Bil/v 7 (y
2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (8) Cano a,,,.eigh ,S/D. Nely Rr.... elo d $2SOOprae e
4BR, 2BA New Home $150K Canopy LaneR0 00 MOTURA 25l00 Ap$c.e \/0 $ / / 0,r
$345,000 COMMERCIAL Lrg. 3BR,2BA, M on WrFrt
4BR 3t dgewood MOBILE HOMES Building 2476 sq. ft. on US "- Ir 69 950 Shds wb/Ele trici, Cleared & Surveyer Lot THERESA "TERI" LEE RANGEL
3BR, 2BA 1990 Mobile 27 '1c) $ 5 'i0,l, 0 it Landisc e 0.00 Jinete- $48,000 Licensed Real Estate Broker
$410,000 R, 2 0 27 100'x100' $550,000 9,o50 A Must See $140,000 S. Palm St. Reduced to $35,000 700 W Sugarland Hwy.
3BR, 2BA with study and Commeridal Building 75'x120' I lio,, +A,, t Wterfront3BR,2BA, MH, EstriboooHorse b0 OFFICE # 863-983-0075
on US 27 Call For Details l'.I, o ].l,!lic".I,- bi d- (;Vn,, rl .,t l',,,it Spacio s Interior $125,000 s50,000 OF IC # 9 90
pool. New Subdivision MOORE IHAVEN oi ,nu.sln.d ,: lPo onlieiMdr lfi. B $75000 M 3 Iedrooims, 2 Baths, Semnole Manor MoreMntur Lots starting at AFTER HRS # 863-228-1142
$375,000 3BR, 1BA CBS 3 lots Indqd)Mpl NfVGR + i.*0 Ltuini, 1 $399 ,900 P A c ir ,ling'" $38000 HOMES
3B. t $16200010 Ert z. 5i $79,900 Ma ORHAVEN (;ad> Nn REDUCED! Drop Dead Gorgeous (Big, Beautiful &
"BM $162,000 In,_ li : 1 2AI(,in! MOORE HAVEN HIGHLANDS COUNTY Like New) 4/2 over 3,000 sq. ft. Northside, Cornerlolt
$190 2B pF7'Wver Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft. i ,, p Yacht Club 3BR. 2BA, 80 Acres great development remodel reaed& remained asn 9
$2 & Apt. $200,000 ModulrHomew/ot $119000 potential, $23,500 per acre remodeled, repaired epa te asking .9K
r$ 2512 2 r 2 '2 Duplexes 2BR IBA each unit 10 Acres w/ DblWd Mobile Home, Cute As A Button with beautiful hardwood floors 3/2
22 000 $29,000 per acre CBS home in immaculate condition asking $219,900
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h 2 (d i,-d G,11E I. ,t Styled home sits on almost a 1/2 acre corner lot on 1 of
Brand New isator,:, ao oh.. c lstig$95,000 Clewiston's finest avenues! Asking $289.9K
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O, Moore Haven. $224,900 Sinle Family Home, 669 Park Avenue. :
Large Lot. 1 city Limits, Moore Haven, Moore Haven $245,000 T I'T T i \
Just reduced from $93,000 to $87,000 Singlewide Mobile Home, 400 Pine i iH H H .---
New Model Home. 3/2, Yacht Club, crest, Moore Haven $55,000 L
Moore Haven, $152,750 Doublewide Mobile Home, 921 Yacht
.S 4-4.,P f .'DITG.I! I Club Way, Moore Haven $132,750
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Lot for sale, 1/4 acre tract, Moore Haven, ",,inOg at $38 ,000 RIVERS EDGE 1/3 ace F *: "
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$25,000 tracts, River view quiet community close -- w ,
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S Luan B.
Walker

863-677-1010

CBS New Construction Only '6 9 avail-
able. 3 bd/2 ba/I 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
Custom Home, 2bd/2ba home locat-
ed in Pioneer Plantation sits on 7.5
acres. It has a front porch and beauti-
ful oak tress. Call Luan for more infor-
mation!
1. Tampa Ave This property is fenced
and ha ,ryli nt r which
include TLPmine,Ua an" set"eral 5-40 ft.
tall treasured Sable Palms.
2. 155 Union Ave. This property is
secluded Ivjw e e Pine,
Oak anw rk Uls mmvfwF 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
untouch wood-
ed witl, .tl b r. med by
Florida's native wildlife.


Montura Tracts, I List, Show and Sell 1.25
Acre Tracts. Call For Information or
Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
1 2,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $94.9K
Mobil- Al, ~ res in
Mron t d 7dilr f 9
Pioneer Beautiful Cabin on 2.5
acres @ $249.9
10 Acres Al Don Farming Rd. @
$299K
5 Acres on Highway 27 going @
$275K
Just Outside of Town! Fleetwood
Home on a beautiful Yz acre. The
property has a 24x30 shop with
office listed at $1 74.OK Call for an
appointment today!
New Listing! 2003 4/2 Doublewide
on 2.16 acres. Property features a
second mobile home, large steel
building and storage sheds and has
substantial potential


i. 863-983-3508

1) Home Improvement Business! Established
Home improvement business and convenience store
on 2.5 acres. Fullyequipped and permitted cafreadyto
be opened. Located near the Clubhouse in Montura
Ranch. All fumiture, fixtures, equipment and inventory
induded. Beyour own boss!! Call for Glenn @ 677-1441
for more infomaion. 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 bathover 2400 sq.ft-
mobile home in Moore Haven. Home was new in '04.
Split floor plan. Cathedral ceilings, large open ktdhen
wih island. Beautiful home reduced forquick sale. Must
see@ $129,900 MLS#200521690
4) Reduced!! 2.5 jtuo s 'in Montura
Ranch. Movated selllt J / d for a qud< sale.
Must see @ $70,000 MLS# 200521640
5)'05 Homes of Merit 3 Bedroom/2 Bath home on
a man m l e.iairvrpgrade.
Firepac, W a4 "~vtM C gSi d Wahy buyi
newwhenthisoneisonly$134,900 MLS#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 /2 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!! 2.5 acres in Pioneer
l7r.1 u rBlock
.:.u ; Pr f ln Blvd.
Sr,4,r""148.1,900
MLS# 200614840


W Se Habla Espanol
Very Nice 3 bedroom 2 1/2
bathroom home with large
Flori me
also is
loca )cal
ele me
and call I would love to show
this home to you. This home
is being offered at
$149,900.

Cathy S. Garcia is a life-
long resident of Clewiston
and
newest member of our
team.


1) New Listing!! 8 Acres in Montura
Ranch7 buildablpe lot.-4 @1 ?5 acres

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200602389
2) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
CPS home on o.'r I'- acr? W3al-inac
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3) Montura Ranch Estates Large
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200528863
4) Pioneer Plantation 3 bedroom/2
bath Mobile H,^rtn. acres. Very
nice proper-,. and Pines.
Must see t.:. I UL I $139,900
MLS# 2005 14 -9
5) Pio e aided
acres 4, iLider Uf atl84,900
MLS# 200604536
6) Pioneer Plantation 5 acres priced
for qLtSAL PiMNDIIIN-d and
listed at $124,900 MLS# 200603592
7) Pioneer Plantation Two 2.5 acre
parcels Seller Financing available with
20% down payment. Located just off
of Tampa Avenue. $89,500 each, or
both for $175,000


863-228-1132

Great starter home or invest-
ment ertv tura
Ranch lill 4/2
split IIo ll be
just i jollllbi for.
Start your New Year off right
with country living at its best.
1.25 ac., priced to sell at only
$89,900.

I have the time to list, show
and sell your property. I
pledge to you the most cus-
tomer service any Realtor can
offer. Just ask my past cus-
tomers! (References avail-
able) Call Today!!!!

Sugar Realty is proud
to announce our spon-
sorship of the 2006
Miss Sugar Pageant

Call for more
information!


,S W' Se Habla Espanol
1) 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
2) US 27
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!
3) 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
4) Montura Ranch Estates
125 N. Kennel $42,995.00
735 S. Palm $49,000.00
530 S. Shetland $52,500.00
770 S. Shetland $44,900.00


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol
New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C,
Horseshoe Ac. @ $145k
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
looks -, 3.pijnr j
road, ks V;.. ,. .j, r',.v
septic @ $124,900
1.25 a Il PRr '.E' F E.E- '-. ,= with
Fur.:- r t E ,- MH
offered $68,900
Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres
wow! @ $89,900
New Listing! 2bd/1ba on huge
lots in Horseshoe Acres. Bring all
offers. Seller Motivated $165K
Montura Lots many to choose
from starting @ $39.9K

New Listing! Montura Ranch
Estate 2bd/2ba Mobile Home.
Located on paved road. Very clean,
Fenced, All appliances included.
Get it while you can! Won't Last
Long! 5107.7K


SMarshall
R. Berner

863-228-3265

1) Gre c olEl' Home
Cne hls marina.
Fr:, Ul.. J 1A a'i U out.
P.:.[e.r.si l.',r -llh (r.,r.:,.:.-_m I -)_ ,:n t,
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 Fpi lje: 1.09 Acres.
2bd/2ba MH i kJ(/ king Distance
From Mary Lo i Ctilce Reduced to
$60K.
4) New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE on
1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With Beautiful
Pines. Home is Very Spacious With Great
Floor Plan. Place is Immaculate! $108,5K.
5) Moore Haven Yacht Club 2bd/2ba MH
w/ extra lot, *Included in Purchase Price*
Partially furnished & Squeaky Clean! 55 &
older community. Reduced to $129,900
for quick sale.

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


561-261-3444

30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca. $25,000.00 /acre. Rare
combination of seclusion in a natural
setting!
5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150K
Call me for vacant land. Lots or
acreage.
2.5 acres in Montura, cleared and
fenced $92K
2.5 Acres in Montura going @ $85K
2.5 Acres in Montura going @ $90K
5 Acres in Pioneer going @ $179.9K
Bring the kids & dog! This is a
big lot. 3bd/2ba brick home,
pool & fenced $319,000.00
New Development! Call me for
sky valley lots.
Handy man's special! Bring your
tools. Located in Moore Haven
an As Is frame house going for
$65K


Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Habla Espanol
LOTS OF LOTS! I currently have
lots of lots available that are
1.25 acres and 2.5 acres in size
located in Montura Ranch
Estates. Prices Vary so give me
a call today!
MOO! There's room for a contented cow,
pigs, t .. 1
acres MH LJfi B AUX Nl
DWMH uL~rJ NJ~J lj
but a 7 3.". frcr ii.irl n.,c e .r .:.nl,
$105,000.00
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 fea-
tures formal living room and sepa-
rate family room with a fireplace.
Garden tub in master bedroom only
$152K
New Listing! 2bd/2ba dbwide
mobile home walking distance to

't a'. ri ur r n. o r !
t hro HERZ% 1Unl1ron
Loc.a `_, 7:. n,7i o,..u ... r, ,'u
can't pass this up @ only $79.9K!


Charles
H. Kehm
III

305-968-2262
New Listing! Established
commercial upholstery busi-
ness and property $250K

New Listing! Beautiful
building lot/investment
property in Port LaBelle
$55K

New Listing! 1.25 Acre Lot
located in Montura Ranch
Estates going @ $45K Seller
Financing Available!

As a new home owner and
full time resident of
Clewiston it will be my
pleasure to assist you with
your commercial and resi-
dential real estate needs.
With over 30 years of land,
home & commercial proper-
ty sales experience I am
looking forward to serving
the business and residential
community.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Eagle's Nest ...


Estates

A secluded, private <. -
ranch subdivision CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
offering beautiful '
vist of pristine Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up,
natural habitat 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing
Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning available. 863-673-6417 or 561-721-5299
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts.
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.

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TRAIL LITE '00- 5th Wheel, IN THECIRCUITCOURT OF THE
,i -..Pi2,.,7 :... : ,'. 27'6", slideout, very clean, TWENTIETHJUICIALCIRCUIT
M R 17721 468' 8 6 pull w/1/2 ton trk, $8500 IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
W ONTM ONMt c1. 77246 U8 3 (706)416-0110 OKee. CIVIL DIVISION
YELLOWSTONE 5TH WHEEL UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
85- 30', $3900 or best offer through Rural Development, formerly
'85- 30 $3900 or best offer, Farmers Home Administration (FmHAi,
excellent condition United States Department of Agricu -
PrI o pry -Sae15I (863)234-1888 lure (USDA),
PiaintVf,
S0vs. CASE NO.2005-495CA
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA HOME- Waterfront Land Sale! Direct iELLA RENAE WOODARD a/k/a ELLA RE-
SITES Own a private moun- Waterfront Parcels from only NAE CALDWELL, beneficiary of HER-
tain retreat. Gated riverfront $9,900! 2 acres dockable DOE AND JANE DOE, epresedting aln
community. Stunning moun- with Log Cabin Pkg. from BOAT MOTOR: 2005 MERCU- unknown minors, heirs, devisees,
tain views. 1 to 8 acres from $89,900! 4.5 acres dockable RY O/B, 2 Stroke, 15 hp. grantees, assignees, Ienors, creditors,
the $60s. Four-season cli- waterfront only $99,900! All $1500. (239)225-3282 throughout err otr goraiimants ERMN
mate. Call (866)292-5762. properties are new to the SHAW, deceased, and all parties hav-
Bear River Lodge market! Call toll-free BOAT MOTOR- 6 Mercury. ng a claim, right, title or nterestin the
(866)770-5263 ext. 8. 150 with all controls to trade properly "herein; and HENDRY
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI- for a P/U Truck of equal val- Defenas.RIDA,
NA. WINTER SEASON IS Western New Mexico- 20 ue. (863)357-2773
HERE! MUST SEE THE Acres Starting at $39,990 NTICE OFSALE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL Scenic region, Views, trees, OUTBOARD MOTOR- 20hp
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN rolling hills, wildlife Family Evinrude, zero hours, just re- Noti summary ebgivent anteredsn tthe
NC MOUNTAINS. Homes, retreat, hunting property or built, 20 shaft, $1 000 above entitled in the Circuit Court of
abins, Acreage & Inves year round home. Power, (863)228-3483 Hendry County. Florida, I will sell the
property located in Hendry County,
ments. Cherokee Mountain 100% financing. NALC OUTBOARD MOTOR- '92 8HP lod, being specifically described as
Realty GMAC Real Estate, (866)365-2825. Johnson, lon shaft, $450 fol2 lo of Port LAELLE
Murphy www.cherokee f(863)447-213. Lot 20, Block 2172. of Port LABELLE
Murphy www.cherokee- R l (863)447213. UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof
mountainrealty.com Call for i recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 08,
Free Brochure Wanted 1 065 otorycl0 Public Records of Hendry County,
(800) 841-5868. Brochure Florida.
(800)841-5868. TODAY TURN YOUR HONDA MOTORCYCLE at public sale to the highest and best bid-
EASTERN TENNESSEE VACANTLAND CM400, '81 needs work, der, for cash n Front of the Office of
MOUNTAIN HOMESITES INTO BIG $$$$ brnd new lih & e te the Clerk of Court, Double Doors, Sec-
MOUNTAIN HOMESITES INTbrand new light & tire to be ond Floor hallway, Administration
Gated lakeside community. 1 I will buy your vacant lot or put on $200. (863)983-7457 Building, of the Hendry County Court-
to 5 acre wooded and lake land for cash. Close in week. house at the corner of Highway 80 and
view sites from the $40s. Hendry? Glades? Anywhere? HONDA REBEL 2003, Excel- S.R. 29 LaBelle Flerida, at 11:00a.m.
Planned amenities. Minutes Call Randy 863-673-5071 or lent. $2000 (863)517-2077 onthe 15th day of March, 2006.
from Chattanooga. Call today 561-441-2800 LaBelie. If you are a person with a disability who
86 292-5769 Gats f the needs any accommodation in orderto
.66) -7 ats o e HONDA SHADOW, Shaft drive, participate inthis proceeding, you are
Hiver. 1 needs TLC. rust on chrome, entitled, atnocosttoyou, totheprovi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
Lakefront and Lakeview some pitting, Nice paint. Good tactthe DeputyCourt Administrator
Properties Nestled in the -AS IS, STORM DAMAGE project. $350 (561)924-2208 whose office is located atthe Charlotte
County Courthouse, E. Marion Avenue,
hills of Tennessee on the Deep waterfront sailboat KAWASAKI '98, VULCAN VN PuntaGorda, FL 33950 and whose
shores of pristine Norris access. Easy out to Gulf or 800A, Belt ridden, Gar. kept, tephoe number is (941)637-2281,
Lake. Call Lakeside Realty at Atlantic. $325K 239-823-2587 30K, Windshield & saddle receiptofthisNtceofSale; fi oare
(423)626-5820 Or visit bags.$3500. 863-634-2730 hearing orvoice impaired call Forida
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. i. Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
* LAND AUCTION 200 W i 0Dated Fedb. 15.2006 of irit ou
Props Must be Sold! Low By:S. Hammond
Down E-Z Financing Fre I GO-CART, 6.5hp, Silver Fox 2 116110CGS2/23;3/206s Deputy lerk
WWW.LANDAUCTION.COM sweater, lyr old. Paid $1600,. ,,r as e 4
Like new condition. $750.
Large Mtn. Land Bargains, Mobile Home Lots 2005 (863)381-3521
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris- Mobile Home Parts 2010 GOLF CART- 98 ClubCar, gas,
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to Mobile Homes Rent 2015 YAMAHA KODIAK, 01401 cc, top, new seat, low hrs,
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn. Mobile Homes Sale 2020 auto, 4 whl. dr., like new less $1995 (863)675-1472
Views, Streams. www.live- than 200 hrs., garage kept,
iew Streams. www.live- | $3900 neg. (863)634-2582 I

LOOKING TO OWN LAND? In- I BEDLINER for full size Ford
vest in rural acreage Pick up Truck, excel. $200
throughout America; coastal, MOBILE HOME LOTS TERRY- '80, 30ft, Need lots of o besT offer (863)763-6747
mountain, waterfront proper- ForSale work. Good hunting trailer. oresoer(863
ties. 20 to 200 acres. FREE, Shiv island& Pahokee $1000. or best offer CARBURETOR & HEAD- 350,
monthly Special Land Re- (561)996-4524 (863)634-2915 with 202 valve $300.
ports: www.land-want- (863)763-5067
ed.com/sw. DIESEL ENGINE, Completely
MONTANA MOUNTAIN PARA- 11Atm I UI rebuilt. Includes transmis-
DISE Great mountain views! MOBILE HOME STEPS- 5 sion. Steel. $1000.
2.29 acres just $59,990. steps, fiberglass w/rails, 40" (561)992-8692/449-1355
Ride out your back door to height$250 (863)763-7460 OODGE440BLOCKS (4),
millions of acres of national 4-383 big blocks for Dodge.
forest. Close to Canyon Ferry ,"UU" Automobiles 4005 Heads & intakes, Dana 60 rear
Lake, minutes to Helena. Autos Wanted 4010 end $200. 862-357-2773
Soils tested, utilities; ready Classic Cars 4015
to build. Call owner PIONEER PLANTATIONS- 3/2 Commercal Trucks 4020 DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
(866)365-6103. dbl wide, Ig porch, 40 acres, Construction remove and haul $175
MOUNTAINS OF NORTH GA. $800/mo, 1st. Lst & Equipment 4025 (863)467-4328
The Best of Riverfront sec,(954)437-3044 Foreign Cars 4030 HITCH, Class Ill-IV with ball
The Very Best of Riverfront, Four Wheel Drive 4035 ft 91 94 F E
Lakefront, Acreage Tracts, l Four Wheel Drive 4035 mount, fits '91-'94 Ford Ex-
Building Parcels From 1 to Heavy Duty Trucks 4040 plorer, $50. (863)675-3251
Building ParceParts- Repairs 4045
195 Acres Direct From Own- Parts epairs 4
15ers (706)276-7773. Pickup Trucks 4050 SOFT TOP- complete for a
ers(706)276-7773. Mas de 40 trails an- Sport Utility 4055 Jeep Wrangler, all doors &
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA clasin envertario Listas Tractor Tallers 4060 windows, $200
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD Utility Trailers 4065 (863)763-9592/634-0399
WINTERS Affordable Homes ara se sentadan 4070 TOPPER- white fiberglass, fits
& Mountain Cabins Land propidad. Bajo encunche '01-'03 F150 Super Crew PU,
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE y baja pago de Mensu- I E n -1,I like new, $900
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL- aledad. Llamme para (863)465-1706 Bill
Y MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP- as information. CADILLAC '83- new tires, AC, TRUCK BED COVER- White fi-
www.exitmurphy.com. (863)234-9804. 18 mpg, runs exc., $1200 or berglass, Tonneau Cover Fits
best offer (863)467-1229 or Ford F250 Super Duty Reg.
NC MOUNTAINS 10.51 acres Redman MH,'90, 28x70, (863)634-4256 Bed $300 (239)462-3312
on mountain top in gated 4BR/2BA, 100x101 lot in
community, view, trees w- Lakeport, new windows & CADILLAC DEVILLE'89- load- mI
terfall &arge blic lake appl's., decks buit on front & ed, good cond., $1500
nearby, paved private ac- back, $99,000. (863)467-8268 CHEVY S10- '91,'4.3 Auto,
cess, $119,500 owner (863)983-9428 v. msg. CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 5 Motor & Transmission is
( 8 6 6 7 8 9 8 5 e e i spd., looks good, runs good, fine. Has front end damage.
www.N77.com. many new parts, $1700. Asking $600. 863-357-1974
North Carolina Gated Lake- (863)763-5178 DODGE RAM-'84, 6 cyl, Auto,
front Community 1.5 acres .IIT_ KIA SPORTAGE- '2000, Con- Great gas, Cold air. 75k org
plus, 90 miles of shoreline. I j. vertible, Auto, Cold A/C, miles. $1800 863-763-3451
Never before offered with -- --..--..-.. 49K, Great cond. $4000. or FORD F15- 87, For parts.
20% pre-development dis- Boats 3005 best offer (863)763-9329 Good 302 engine & trans-
counts, 90% financing. Call Campers/RVs 3010 OLDS CUTLASS SUP '91- mission. $400. Call
(800)709-5253. Jet Skls 3015 85K, run & looks great, (863)763-2044
OPEN HOUSE THOROUGH- Marine Accessories 3020 $2500 or best offer FORD F250 2000 Club cab
BRED HORSE FARM ESTATE Marine Miscellaneous 3025 (863)697-8731 Diesel. 55k miles. Cold AbC.
LIQUIDATION! Saturd Motorcycles 3030
LIQUIDATION! Saturday Sport Vehiles/ATVs 3035 PONTIAC FIERO, '88, good 1 Owner. Well maintained.
March 11th 9am-3pm 67 tires, 4 cyl., 5spd., good on $14,000 (863)763-8415
acres -$689,000 Historic gas,$1500.(863)214-1286
stone home, huge barns, in- 1 as, $1500. (863)2141286 HONDA ACURA 4 LUG RIMS-
door riding arena, acres & Satun SL2 '95,5 spd, ac, cd, (4) with new tires, $300
acres of quality fenced pas- BASS BOAT: Dynatrak 19 8, new clutch, pw, moon roof, (863)675-2627
tore w/more avail! Awesome 15 Ft., 50 hp Yamaha 0/B runs & looks good, $1400 Call JEEP COMANCHE PICK UP
views, gorgeous setting on Tennessee Trailer. $3200. (863)824-0561 /447-5171 '86, 6 cyl., 79 K mis. Runs

quiet country lane near State (217)825-8229 TOYOTA MR2 '88, 2 dr., 4 cyl, great. Well maintained. $1000
Forest & more riding oppor-
tunties! Less than 3 1/2 hrs BAYLINER CAPRI- '86, 85hp, 5spd. manual, power, win/dr firm. 863-675-3539
NY City! Call (877)909-5263 $2300. or best offer. Great mileage. Dependable. NERF BARS, Westin, Black,
NOW or go to http://horse- (863)634-2582 $1500 neg. (561)924-2208 came off Dodge, will fit long
farm.upstatenyland.com for CAPE CRAFT '93, 18 Ft. Flats ii or short wheel base, exc.
photos & directions! Brokers Boat w/'93 Evinrude, 115 hp,
welcome. Tandem galvanized trailer. AUTO WANTED: PICKUP BED- 2003 GMC/Che-
ST. PETERSBURG CONDOS Fresh Water Boat w/ platform Looking to buy Antique Car/ vy long bed Never used. Like
Resident Owned, 55+, No & pole. 194 hrs. $6100 Convertible/Truck. Pleasecall new. W/tailgate & bumper
Rentals or Pets, Many Ac- 862-268-0817/ 268-1941 (954)561-2776 $1150.561-386-7329
tivities/Amenities. 1 Bed- CHEENOE, 15 Ft. on Trailer. 1m TOYOTA- '85, 2WD, 4 cyl,
room from $65,900; 2 7.5 Merc. Like new. $1800. 5spd, A/C, Stereo, Bedliner,
Bedroom from $89,900. Call (863)517-2077 LaBelle. Tnnl hnC Sxtr Blian rnn
Trirl ho Pvro s 0on 52$n


Elaine King, Panache Realty, AT n FORD T-BIRD 1963, 2 Door, (863)632-9166
(727)5 2 5 9018, FIBERGLASS BOAT, V-nose, All original. Runs good. Body
(727)321-5028. 15 hp engine, trailer, anchor, in good shape. Asking $1500
TENNESSEE LAKEFRONTFE- incl. $500. (863)763-7460 or best offer. (863)763-7209
TREATS Newly released KAYAK- Sit inside, 17' North- FIo rW l111 o01't Mli s
lakefront, wooded and West Pursuit, good condition
mountain view sites. 5 to 50 $600 (863)357-7406 v1th Ili O lne
estate acres from the LIGHTNING-16'.9" w/trolling BRONCO II '89 4x4, new re- FORD ESCAPE 2001, 4cyl,
$39,990. 90 minutes to motor 110 Evinrude, Rebuilt built trans, under total warran- 5spd., 70K miles. Excellent
Nashville. Don't miss the '05, less than 15hrs. Ready ty, $1750 firm. Can see in condition. Gets 27+ mpg.
sunsets over the lake! Call to gol $4000.765-617-7861 Orig. Equipment Parking-Clew. $8750. Call 863-634-7021
66)339-4966. Eagles SEA KAYAK- 19' Kevlar Seda CHEVY SILVERAO,'94, 4 daysor863-763-6796 eves.
Glider, light weight, Race wheel drive, 3/4 ton, runs JEEP CJ-5, '1977, Has new
WATERFRONTI 2 acres +/- winner. $1470. good, $3800. motor. $750.
$159,900. Gorgeous (863)357-7406 (863)381-0432 (863)763-7072
acreage, great views, pristine JEEP WRANGLER,'92, good
shoreline & deep boatable JEEP WRANGLER, '92, good
water Near Bath NC. Enjoy condition, 4x4, $3500.
access to ICW, Sound, At- ALUMASCAPE '04- 34ft, 2 (863)634-1381 CAR HAULER: $2000.
lantic. Paved road, under- slides, 3 awnings, 2 TV's, ~I (863)697-2434
ground utilities, well water, furnace, AC, day/hight (b 974
septic approved. Excellent fi- shades, Queen bed, W/D, CAR HAULER- 80" X 15', all
nancing. By appointment on- chest freezer, fold out bay GOLF CART- 94 Easy Go, top steel, alum ramps, shock re-
ly. Call now (800)732-6601 window, dinette, $26,000 2 seats, elec, no charger, sistant lights, $800
x 1497. (863)983-7907 $1995 neg (863)675-1472 (863)675-0358
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR EXHIBIT B
GLADES COUNTY NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIEN AND PROPOSED SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLE
CASE NO.: 05-CA-286 Dale: 02/07/06
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., TO REGISTERED OWNER LIENHOLDER
Plaintiff Gordon B. Sims George Sandiford
vs 11114 Pine Valley Dnve 150 S W. 1Oth Ave.
THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, Wellington 334 South ay FL 334 South ay, FL33493
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ANY OTHER PERSONS, INCLUDING ANY OTHER
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING LIENHOLDERS OR PERSONS LEAVING MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND NOT
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH UNDER THE OWNER CLAIMING INTEREST IN VEHICLE
OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF BEN HSBC Auto Finance, 941 Corporate CenterDr. Pomonla, CA91768
GADSON ANK/A BEN LEE GADSON,
DECEASED. FORD MOTOR CREDIT LIENOR (REPAIR SHOP) DESCRIPTION OF MOTOR VEHICLE
COMPANY; DOROTHY J. MACK AK/A Fix-it-Right '99 Ford VIN1FTZX1727XNA6861
DOROTHY H. MACK; JANIE G. SHEP- 150 S.W 10th Ave. Location of Vehicle 150 S.W 10th Ave.
PARD; WARREN J. HOBBS, JR.; ETH- South Bay, FL 33493 South Bay, Flonda 33493
EL LEE HOBBS; STATES OF AMERICA 561-261-6132
DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY; STATE
OF FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT EACH OF YOU IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED LIENOR CLAIMS A
Defendant. LIEN PURSUANT TO SECTION 713.585, FLORIDA STATUTES ON THE ABOVE DE-
SCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE CHARGES ACCRUED IN
NOTICE OF ACTION THE AMOUNT OF $5,416.50. THESE STORAGE CHARGES WILL CONTINUE TO
ACCRUE AT THE RATE OF S20.00 PER DAY.
TO: THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES,
HEIRS, OEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS- THE LIEN CLAIMED BY THE ABOVE NAMED LIENOR IS SUBJECT TO ENFORCE-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS MENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 713.586, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND UNLESS
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES SAID MOTOR VEHICLE IS REDEEMED FROM THE SAID LIENOR BY PAYMENT AS
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY ALLOWED BY LAW, THE ABOVE DESCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD TO
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE SATISFY THE LIEN. IF THE MOTOR VEHICLE IS NOT REDEEMED AND REMAINS
ESTATE OF BEN GADSON AK/A BEN UNCLAIMED OR CHARGES FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE REMAIN UNPAID, THE
LEE GADSON, DECEASED. VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD AFTER 60 DAYS FREE OF ALL PRIOR LIENS WHAT-
Last known address: UNKNOWN SOEVER, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY COURT ORDER. THE ABOVE DES-
If alive, and if dead, all parties, claiming IGNATED LIENOR PROPOSES TO SELL THE MOTOR VEHICLE AS FOLLOWS.
interest by, through, under or against
THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES PUBLIC AUCTION TO E HELD AT 349 N.W. 16th, #108 Belle Glade, FL 33440
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS- COMMENCING AT 8:00am ON THE 271h DAY OF MARCH, 2006.
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES STATEMENT OF OWNER RIGHTS
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY.
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE OR ANY PERSON CLAIMING
ESTATE OF BEN GADSON A/K/A BEN INTEREST IN OR LIEN THEREON HAS A RIGHT TO A HEARING AT ANY TIME
LEE GADSON, DECEASED and all par- PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DATE OF SALE BY FILING A DEMAND FOR A HEAR-
ties having or claiming to have any ING WITH THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE
right, tte or Interest in the property de- MOTOR VEHICLE IS HELD BY THE LIENOR AND BY MAILING COPIES OF THE DE-
scribed herein. MANO FOR HEARING TO ALL OTHER OWNERS AND LIENORS AS REFLECTED IN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for THE NOTICE.
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
Iogdescribed property: e NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF 1HE MOTOR VEHICLE HAS A RIGHT TO RECOVER
12 AND N 1/2 OF 31/3 OF LOT 2 LOT POSSESSION OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT INSTITUTING JUDICIAL PRO-
AND S 1/2 OF SE 1/2 OF MIDDLES 1/3 CEEDINGS BY POSTING A BOND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
OF BLOCK F (3 SITES) ACCORDING FLORIDA STATUTE 559.917.
TO THE MAP OF GLADES COUNTY
CEMETERY AS THE SAME IS RE- NOTICE THAT ANY PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE RE-
CORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE MINING AFTER PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE AND OWN-
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ING TO THE LIENOR WILL BE DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA. COURT FOR DISPOSITION UPON COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
has been filed against you and you are (6) OF FLORIDA STATUTE 713.585.
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Dina NOTE: THE 60 DAY TIME FRAME THAT THE MOTOR VEHICLE MUST BE HELD
Kswass, Attorney for Plaintiff whose DOES NOT INCLUDE THE DAY THE WORK WAS COMPLETED OR THE DAY OF
address is 951 Northeast 167th Street, SALE. THE NEWSPAPER AD MUST BE PLACED 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHED-
Suite 204, North Miami Beach, Florida ULED DATE OF SALE, BUT THE 15 DAYS DO NOT INCLUDE THE DATE NOTICE
33162 either on or before March 24, WAS PLACED IN THE NEWSPAPER OR THE DATE OF SALE.
2006, and file the original with the George Sandiford, Lienor
Clerk of this Court either before service 117279 CGS 3/2/06
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de- NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
manded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court this 15th day of Feb., 2006. Court of Broward County, Floida, on the 15th day of October 1991, in the cause
wherein First Union National Bank of Florida was plaintiff and Jorge Mercado
JOE FLINT )a, Mi rl1.,i Nieves are defendants, being Case Number 91-01899COS (62),
As Clerk of the Court .I .,,I i, I.1, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have lev-
BY:Jennifer Bevis led upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant Jorge Mercado and Mig-
As Deputy Clerk dalia Nieves, in and to the following described property, to-wit:
A copy of this Notice of Action, Com- SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 6 Block 54 of Montura Ranch Estates
plaint and Lis Penens were sent to the First Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at
defendant and address named above. Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, l-,ndi 1.i,.....,
only such Oil, Gas and r.li..,1 ,,.j ,. the Grantor may pos .ir ,. .i i
In accordance with the Americans with conditions, restriction -., ai. ,, ., and canal rights-of-way, enforceable
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea- easements of assessments. Subject to real estate taxes for 2005 and subsequent
sonable accommodation to participate years.
in this proceeding should, not later a//a 230 N. Mayoral Street, Montura Ranches
than seven (7) days prior, contact the
Clerk of the Courrs disability coordina- And on the 6th day of April, 2006, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
tor at 863-946-2140, PO Box 1018, house, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible,
Moore Haven, FL 33471. If hearing im- I will offer for sale all the said defendants Jorge Mercado and Migdalia Nieves,
paired, contact (TOD) via Florida Re- right, title and interest in the aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell
lay System. 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
This is an attempt to collect a debt Any e to the payment of costs and the sasaction of the above-described execution.
information obtained will be used for
that purpose. Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
11807 CGS3/2,9/06 Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOFTHE By: C eputany Sheri
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN ANO FOR 114892 CGS 2/23;3/2,9,16/06
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING PUBLIC HEARING
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
vs. CASENO. 05-992-CA PUBLIC HEARING on March 20, 2006, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical
CARLOS M. CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Cle-
SPOUSE OF CARLOS M. CRUZ; JA- wiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to en-
OUELINE CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN actfinalpassageoftheordinancewhich issetforthasfollows:
SPOUSE OF JAQUELINE CRUZ; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN ORDINANCE NO. 2006-01
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIES, AND IF DECEASED, THE AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI- FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 110 ENTITLED ZONING
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES OF THE CITY CODE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ARTICLE IV, ENTITLED NON-
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS- CONFORMING USES AND STRUCTURES IN ITS ENTIRETY; PROVIDING FOR
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS ENACTMENT OF A NEW ARTICLE IV, ENTITLED, NONCONFORMING USES AND
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR RELATED MATTERS; PROVIDING FOR INTENT; PROVIDING FOR USES OF
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN- LAND; PROVIDING FOR USES OF LAND AND STRUCTURES IN COMBINATION;
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1 PROVIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE;
UNKNOWNTENANT#2, PROVIDING PROVISION FOR HARDSHIP CASES; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
Defendantss. CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
NOTICE OF SALE
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Managers Office, City Hall,
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a 115 Ventur Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested par-
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo- ties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
sure entered in the above-styled the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
County, Florida, I will sell the property may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
situate in Hendry County, Florida, de- record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
scribed as: asked.
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST Wendell Johnson
1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE City Manner
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 117325 CGS 3/2/06
1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44
SOUTH RANGE 32 EAST, HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN
EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD ATTENTION MONTURA RESIDENTS
OVER THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS' MEETING AND
ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 2799, ANNUAL ELECTION FOR CENTRAL COUNTY
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
To include a: Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
Control District, will hold their annual landowners' meeting and annual election for
1998 MERIHS; VIN# FLHMLCB1185 the Board of Supervisors on Saturday April 29, 2006 for 8;00 a.m. through 6:00
17742A; TITLE# 74071354 p.m. at the Montura Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 255 N. Hacienda Street in Montu-
ra, Florida. The purpose of the landowners' meeting is to conduct business of the
1998 MERI HS;VIN# FLHMLCB1185 Distirct, and hold the Annual Election for the Board of Supervisors. If you need
177428; TTLE# 74071355 ecic section t'h Ch e oa l infoat ai you y ntact
Dtnct oce at B63-93-5797 between dhe ours o0 :bda.m. to .:00 p.m.
NK/A interested persons are invited to attend and by heard.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
625 NORTH JINETE STREET CONTROL DISTRICT.
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock A.M., or ATENCION RESIDENTES BE MONTURA:
as soon thereafter as same can be NOTICIA DE REUNION PARA OUENOS DE TERRENOS
done, to the highest bidder, or bidders, (HACENDADOS) Y
for cash, in the frontoffice of the Clerk ELECCIONANNUAL PARA ELCONDADO CENTRAL OEL
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry DISTRITO DE CONTROL DEAGUA
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the endry County Ad- Por o presented se esta dando la noticia de que la Junta de Supervisores para el
ministration Building), LaBelle, FL Condado Central del Distrito de Control de Agua, tendra su reunion annual para los
33935, on Wednesday, the 22nd day duenos de terrenos (hacendados) y las elecciones anuales para la Junta de Su-
of March, 2006. pervisores el Sabado 29 de Abril, 2006, desde las 8:00 a.m. hasta las 6:00 p.m.
DATED THIS 24th day of Feb., 2006. en el Centro de recreaclon de Montura Ranch Estates,255 N. Hacienda Street en
Monntura, Florida. El mntivo de la reunion es para conducir los asuntos del distelto
CLERKOF CIRCUIT COURT y hacer la election annual de la Junta de Supervisores. Si necesila instrucciones
By:/S/ Hammond especificas para liegar al centro de Recreacion a mas information por favor Ilame
DeputyClerk a las oficinas del distrito as 863-983-5797 de las 7:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Todos
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: los Inleresados estan invilados asistiry ser escuchados.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
9204 King Palm Drive CONTROL DISTIRCT
Tampa, FL 33619-1328 117386 CGS 3/1,9,16,30; 4/6.13,20,27/06
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with
Disabilltles Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
partiIpate n this proceeding should NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
contact the ASA Coordinator no later PUBLIC HEARING
than seven (7) days prior tn the pro-
ceedlngs If hearing Impaired, please NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or PUBLIC HEARING on March 20, 2006, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical
800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Cle-
Relay Service. wiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to en-
117881 CGS 3/2,9/06 act final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO., 2006-03
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
EQUIP TRAILER- 24', 3 axle FLORIDA, RELATING TO WATER UTILITIES SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR
EUIP TILR- 2 3 axle AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 74, ARTICLE V, (WATER AND SEWER DEVELOP-
w/ramps, goose neck, good MENT FEES); AMENDING SECTION 74-144 (SCHEDULE OF FEES); PROVID-
tires (8x14.5) lights, good NG FOR REPEAL OF LAWS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
floor $2500 (863)697-9704 AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Office, City Hall,
115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested par-
TRAILER- 5'x8', With ramp. ties nd interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
New, $550. (863)357-5754 the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
Need a few more bucks record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
to purchase something base


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extra bucks when you w11" CGS3/2/06
sell your used items in
the classifeids.

r NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6 F.S. United American Lien & Recovery as agent with
CHEVY ASTRO VAN '96 7 pas- power of attorney will se the following vehicles) to the highest bidder subject to
singer, 195K. All power. Out- any liens; net proceeds deposited with the clerk of court: owner/lienholder has
senget to hearing and post bond; owner may redeem vehicle for cash sum of lien;
standing maintenance. Top allaucionsheld in reserve
cond. $4795. (863)675-7350
condo. $4795. (863)675-7350 nspect 1 week prior @ lienor facility; cash or cashier check; 15% buyer prem; any
person interested ph (954) 563-1999
GE-84, 15 Passenger 1 0 1 ale date March 24, 2006 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
ton, Nice seats $1800 33309
(863)673-0782
(863)673-15801 1998 Dodge SW Vin#: 2B6HB11Y9WK161613 R/O Brazil Auto Sales, 3711
i iN tiPalm Bch Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL cust: Marcos Ventura C/O 3711 Palm Bch Blvd., Ft.
Myers, FL lienor: Quality 1 Auto Care, 19 Hardee St., LaBelle, FL 863-675-6106
lien amt $2616.00.
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday, Sale date March 31, 2006 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave. #707, Ft. Lauderdale,
March 10, 2006 FL 33309
at 9:00 a.m, at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Bele Glade, Florida 15820 1990 Ford Tempo 4dr Vin#: 2FAPP36X4LB164182 R/O Omar Villan, Wolf
Dr., Sebring, FL lienor: Pro Auto Repair, 49 N. Industrial Loop, LaBelle, FL
Property of Latonla Jackson: 863-675-1109 lien amt $2488.33.
mattress set, computer desk and chair,
mirror, artifc'alplants, and misc. Licensed & bonded auctioneers Flab 422 Rau 765 & 1911
household items.. 117762 CGS 3/2/06
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NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE AUCTION
AUCTION on Friday,
March 3, 2006 RIde Market & Sel Storage
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L, # Buckhead Ridge Road
Belle Glade, odda Okeechobee, A 37974
(863) 357-4884
Propertyof April Healer- mattress set,
bookself,small child V,glasstable, The following unit wll be sold for non-
chairs, lamps, artificial plants, micro- ae rent on March 17, 2006 at
wave, misc. household items.. 3:0 M.
Property of Natasha Johnson: computer SteveLea"tt
desk, shelving, bedframe, nightstand, 118033 CGS 3/2,9/06
and misc. items.
116492 CGS 2/23;3/2/06



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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a per-
mit to Kevin McCarthy, Utilities Director of the City of Clewiston to construct a
new 3.0 MGD Low Pressure Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to
serve the residential communities and commercial areas n the City of Clewiston
and South Shore Water Association, in Hendry County, Florida (255819).
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments proposed
permitting decision has a right, pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Forida
Statutes, to petition for an administrative hearing on it. The Petition must contain
the information set forth below and must be filed (received) at the Departments
Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS-35 Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000, within 14 days of publication of this notice. A copy of the
Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the South District Office of the
Department. Failure to file a petition within the 14 days constitutes a waiver of
any right such person has to an administrative heanng pursuant to Sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes.
The petition shall contain the following Information; (a) The name, address, and tele-
phone number of each petitioner; and the county In which the subject matter or
activity is located; (b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received no-
tice of the Departments action or proposed action (c) A statement of how each
petitioners substantial interests are affected by the Department's action or pro-
posed action; (d) A statement of the material facts disputed by the petitioner, if
any; (el A statement of facts which petitioner contends warrant reversal or modifi-
cation of the Departments action or proposed action; () A statement of which
rules or statutes petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the Depart.
ment's action or proposed action; and (9) A statement of the relief caught by peti-
tioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wants the Department to ae with
respect to the Departments action or proposed action.
If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate
agency action. Accordingly, the Departments final action may be different from
the position taken by 'it in this notice. Persons whose substantial Interests will he
affected by any decision of the Department with regard to this action has the right
to petition to become a party to the proceeding. The petition must conform to the
requirements specified above and be filed (received) within 21 days of publication
of this notice in the Office of General Counsel at the above address of te Depart-
ment. Failure to petition within the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any
right such person has to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57
Florida Statutes, and to participate as a party to this proceeding. Any subsequent
intervention will only be at the approval of the presiding officer upon motion filed
pursuantto Rule 60Q-2.010, Florida Administrative Code.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments proposed
permitting decision may choose to pursue mediation as an altemative remedy un-
der Section 120.573 before the deadline for filing a petition. Choosing mediation
will not adversely affect the right to a hearing if mediation does result in a settle
ment. If you are not familiar with the procedures for pursuing mediation, they are
available from the Department upon request
The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection, South District, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Fort
Myers, Florida, 33901.
117186 CGS 3/2/06


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
"1 11, ll i l1n l -1 "1 ;ITi-7 'I', l i nIfl 'l'll'lf l
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.43, 1012.22, 1012.23, 1012.27,
1012.42 ES., 6A-1.0503(3) S.B.A. and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, RL.
107.110
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.43,1012.22, 1012.23,
1012.27, 1012.42 ES., 6A-1.0503(3) S.B.A. and No Child Left Behind Act of
2001, RL. 107.110.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, atthe Office of the Superintendentof Schools.
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 $10000 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 altemative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be 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 to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notic. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Boad, upon appropriate request, shall ge 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 to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by, request, in writ-
ing, tothe Superintendentof Schools.
Notice: The.School Board may recognize any.mateial which may be (udically no-
ticed and to corporate 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 orderto participate in this process, pease
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent ol Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meetingorworkshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy ofthe pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of e Superintendent of Schools pursuantto
120.54(3(e), F.S.
116308 GS 2/23;3/2,9 C 3/9/06


NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on March 20, 2006, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical
thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Cle-
wiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to en-
actfinal passage of the ordinance which Is set forthas follows:
ORDINANCENO 2006-02
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON LAND
DEVELOPMENT CODE, CHAPTER 110, ZONING, ARTICLE V, DISTRICT REGULAR.
TIONS, PROVIDING FOR ENACTMENT OF A NEW DIVISION 12, PUD (PLANNED
UNIT DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT); PROVIDING FOR PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR
PERMITTED USES; PROVIDING FOR PRE-APPUCATION CONFERENCE; PRO-
VIDING FOR APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING FOR APPLICATION
REVIEW; PROVIDING FOR DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS PROVIDING FOR RE.
PEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available In the City Manaer's Office, City Hal,
115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any Interested par-
ties and interested parties may appear atthe meeting andbeheard with respectto
the proposed ordinance., If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
WendellJohnson
City Manager
117350 CGS 3/2/06

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Rates and services apply to residential customers ony. Service may not be available
in all areas. For customers receiving service through commercial accounts or bulk
rate arrangements, some of the pricing and other Information contained herein
may not apply. Please refer to the terms and conditions of the separate agree-
ment. Where terms are inconsistent with the Information this notice, the terms
and conditions of such separate arrangements wig apply. Additional charges may
apply for the following services: Installation, digital programming service tee,
equipment rental upgrade/dowagrade charges and other charges. All prices are
exclusive of taxes and other fees. Other mstrioons may apply.
118054 O/CGS 3/2/06


MEETING NOTICE
of the
Southwest Rodda
Workhorcea O Ioapmnt Board

Date: March8,2006
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Career and Service Centers of Southwest Florida
4150 Ford Street Extension
Fort Myers, Florida
Information: Benita Richards
11752 / 992-8000 Ext240
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