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Title: The sun
Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: March 23, 2006
Publication Date: 1989-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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Free Predatory
Lending Seminar
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process? Centro Campesino
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Absolutely no children allowed.

Black Gold Parade
The Black Gold Jubilee
Parade will take place April 8, at
10 a.m. Applications for entry
to the parade are still available
at the Belle Glade Chamber of
Commerce. All entries in the
parade must begin lining up on
Ave. L, between 8:30-9 a.m. the
morning of the parade. Your
cooperation in this matter is
appreciated.

Black Gold
welcomes
entertainers
This year's Black Gold
Jubilee Committee welcomes
entertainers to the annual festi-
val. Singers, dancers, musi-
cians, comedians and other
interested entertainers who
want to participate in the festi-
val are asked to stop by the
Belle Glade Chamber of Com-
merce to pick up an application
to become a part of the festival.
If you are interested in learning
more, please call Barbara Milli-
gan, 996-6429, or the chamber
of commerce, 996-2745.

Black Gold
Jubilee photo
contest
The Black Gold Jubilee pho-
tography contest will take place
April 8. For more information
or details on rules, entry guide-
lines and categories please call
Karen Corbin (561) 996-6851
or Sara Phillips (561) 996-2745.
Deadline for entry is March 24
at 5 p.m.

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


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Index
School page .........9
Classifieds ...... 19-23
Opinion ............. 4

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Police find children neglected


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The daugh-
ter wore dresses three sizes too
big to school. The youngest son
had his teeth busted in, most of
them rotting from neglect. All of
them were a few pounds under-
weight.
According to detectives with
the Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment, a family of eight were
found recently living like
vagabonds, inside of a car parked
in front of a hotel which they


Ruben
Perez


sometimes stayed
ents had enough
night.


Investigators are calling the
case child abuse and have
charged both parents with neg-
lect. Ruben Perez, 51, and Lupe
H Villanueva, 28, were arrested
March 9 for failure to properly
care for their children.
According to investigators, the
six children two boys and four
Lupe girls, ages two to eight -
Villanueva endured harsh living conditions
while their parents stood by. The
d at if the par- children were malnourished,
money for the dirty and lost.
The Belle Glade Police Depart-


Afro Arts 2006: Celebrating a culture


INl Jose Zaragoza
The annual Afro Arts Festival came to town again last week, held Saturday across the
Bill Bailey Gymnasium on Martin Luther King Blvd. in Belle Glade. Many came for the
food and the games and the entertainment.


Right, the field at the Afro
Arts Festival was filled with
people who came last week
to enjoy an afternoon of fun
in Belle Glade.



Perhaps the largest draw each year for the
festival is the food. Hundreds come simply
for that reason alone, festival organizers
say. Here Linda Jones and Kendrick grill
up the next dish.


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Mom, Angel, brought out her little boy,
Zack, during the festival, the child spying
all the things to do there.


ment received the call from the
child abuse hotline at approxi-
mately 11 a.m. on the day of the
arrest, and worked with the
Department of Children and Fam-
ilies to take custody of the chil-
dren before the day was done.
After visiting the school where
the children were enrolled, it
became evident that something
needed to be done, investigators
said. Detective Tyler, who han-
dled the case, got a first-hand
view of the neglect the children
had been suffering.


"The little kid had busted
teeth. They were rotting," Detec-
tive Tyler said.
According to investigators, the
family moved to South Bay
sometime in February, moving to
the spot outside the hotel in Belle
Glade later. Since moving to the
area from Lake Worth, the chil-
dren had missed 40 days of
school, before an anonymous
tipster directed police to the
problem.

See Neglect Page 12


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Ms. Alice
Gay, a pre-kindergarten teacher
at Glades Day School, is one of
five finalists for the Jefferson
Award out of a total of 150
entries.
The award celebrates local
heroes who have shown a clear
arid pronounced determination
to contribute to their communi-
ties, be it through public or
community service. Ms. Gay,
though, humble that her efforts
in the classroom and in her
community inspired someone
to nominate her, last week said
a card would have been enough
thanks for her.
And such is the attitude of
the teacher who went from
being "scared to death" her first
day on the job 13 years ago to
sculpting her young students


into capable learners, ready for
tomorrow. Facing a row of 18,
four-year-olds every day in
class, she relishes the fact that
her children, "Haven't lost that
imagination."
Sherry Carlson discovered
Ms. Gay's brighter side through
her daughter. Ms. Carlson said
her child had a difficult time
adjusting to school, to her home
and to.her surroundings. A fos-
ter child, the little girl struggled
in school and it seemed it was
going to be a difficult year for
her and her family.
SMs. Gay made it a personal
priority to reach the little girl,
and still fondly remembers the
countless times the two of them
worked together and how the
child learned to listen to her
new teacher. "Ms. Gay took her
under her wing," Ms. Carlson
said. "She has a lot of patience


with her."
The time came, according to
Ms. Gay, when the little girl was
no longer that sometimes shy,
reserved or rambunctious stu-
dent she first met at the start of
the school year. She is now one
the most active students,
regarded by the teacher as one
of her best. "She was head-
strong and stubborn," Ms. Gay
recalled. "She realized Ms. Gay
was also headstrong and stub-
born."
Ms. Carlson decided that Ms.
Gay should be recognized for all
the things she does in the com-
munity. Ms. Carlson and Karen
Orsenigo sent in the submis-
sion, surprised a few weeks
later when they learned Ms. Gay
was chosen as one of the final-
ists. "I thought she deserved it,"
See Teacher Page 12


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Editor's note: Reports in last
week's edition of The Sun
were incorrect in reporting that
some elections had been offi-
cially settled. The Pahokee
mayor election has not yet
been settled and there will be
a runoff between the incum-
bent, Mayor J.P Sasser and for-
mer Pahokee mayor, Alvis
Davis.
PAHOKEE Voters will
decide Tues.day-who -wil be
Pahokee's next mayor. Resi-
dents are expected to head to
the polls once more, this year in
a runoff election to decide if
Mayor J.P. Sasser will keep his


seat, or if challenger Alvis Davis
will be elected to serve the next
term.
Mayor Sasser did not secure
a majority vote during the
March 14 election, with 48 per-
cent of the vote in his favor. Mr.
Davis came in second with
almost 150 votes less than Sass-
er, and Henrietta Johnson, the
third person in the race, came
in last.
Both candidates in the
runoff have experience serving
on the city's commission.
Mayor Sasser has served on
the commission for two terms,
a total of four years, and played
See Election Page 12


Two local men


arrested in


shooting case

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Two Belle
Glade men were arrested last
week in connection with a
Tampa attempted murder case.
The two men were reportedly
involved in a physical alterca-
tion at a Tampa bar, where
police say they went in search Marquel Millner
of a friend's ex-boyfriend, firing Brown Felton
a handgun several times and
injuring three patrons who 32, of Belle Glade for their role
came to breakup the fight. in the shooting finding
Police arrested Marquel Brown lounging in the front
Brown, 30, and Millner Felton, See Shooting Page 12


Submitted to INI
Alice Gay was nominated for the Jefferson Award based on
her dedication to her classroom and students.


Vol. 79 No. 41


Runoff will



decide Pahokee



mayor Tuesday


Glades Day teacher


Jefferson Award finalist


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wearer of a necktie as part of a longtime Thomas family
tradition. Chevy enjoys fried catfish and friendly (usually)
fights with his brother Shadow and nephew Brady. He also
really enjoys a great pair of slacks. Chevy is the friendly
feline of Mitchell and Mary Thomas of Clewiston. And
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as this week's Pet of the Week winner. Chevy has earned a
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Canal Point are proud to
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Sergent, son of Steve and Wanda
Sergent of Moore Haven. Ashly
received a Marketing degree in


2001 from Florida State University
and a Masters in Business Admin-
istration from F.A.U. in 2005. She
is currently employed at Hugh H.
Branch, Inc., in Belle Glade. Derek
received a degree in Agriculture
Operations Management from
the University of Florida in 1998.
He co-owns and manages A-I
Used Parts in Moore Haven. An
October wedding is planned and
after the wedding the couple will
reside in Moore Haven.


Dry conditions increase

wildfire danger


November 2005 was that last
time the local area experienced
any significant regular rainfall.
Other than approximately two
inches the area received on Feb.
4, rainfall has been scarce. This
lack of rainfall has left the district
- comprised of Lee, Collier and
Hendry County with the high-
est average drought index
(KBDI) readings in the state.
"Once our drought index
readings rise above normal, we
know that wildfires will start
more easily; become intense
and spread more rapidly; and
will be more difficult for our
crews to control," said Gerry J.
LaCavera, local Wildfire Mitiga-
tion Specialist. "We are seeing
an increase in wildfire activity
this year and our forecasters see
this trend continuing until sum-
mer rains arrive," said LaCavera.
"Almost 100 percent of wild-
fires are human caused this time
of year and our leading cause is
escaped debris fires," continued
LaCavera, "up rather than
burned illegally in the back yard.
If someone must burn and has
the required authorizations from
their local fire department and
the Division of Forestry they
should know and follow the out-


door burning rules."
All the regulations can be
found in the wildfire section on
the DOF Web site at: www.fl-
dof.com/wildfire/index.html
http://www.fl-
dof.com/wildfire/index.html.
In general, open fires need to
be at least 25 feet away from for-
est, brush or combustible struc-
tures, 150 feet from occupied
buildings, 50 feet from highways
and 25 feet from your home.
Burning should be done in a
screened steel barrel or pit.
Homeowners should protect
their homes by following simple
Firewise principles. They should
keep roofs and gutters free of
leaves, pine needles and palm
fronds. Yards should be trimmed
and watered. Most importantly,
homeowners should make sure
that nothing in their landscape
invites a wildfire to their home.
Vines, highly flammable plants
and trees and tall dry grass pro-
vide some of the easiest ways for
a wildfire to move from the
woods to your home.
For additional suggestions for
ways to make your home Fire-
wise, visit the Division of
Forestry Web site.


Obituary


David Alien Twiddy
David Allen Twiddy, 73, devot-
ed husband, father, and grand-
daddy went home to be with
Jesus his Lord and Savior on
March 15. He was a humble,
generous, kind, unselfish, hon-
est, hardworking man with a ser-
vant's heart.
David was born in 1932 in
Daytona Beach, Florida to the
late Allen and Thelma Twiddy.
He grew up in Clewiston, Florida
and was a long-time Florida resi-
dent. David attended Clemson
on a football scholarship, gradu-
ated from the University of Flori-
da with a degree in Civil Engi-
neering, and was a U.S. Army
Korean War Veteran.
A gifted athlete, David com-
peted in the Olympic trails for
javelin and loved to play golf. He
retired from the engineering firm
PBS&J where he was a leader
and a mentor. David was a Dea-
con and leader at First Baptist
Church of Winter Park. He faith-
fully taught Sunday school, min-
istered to children through
AWANAS, and started a Young
Life Club for teens.
He loved fly-fishing out West
with his son David Jr. Granddad-
dy was famous for his banana
pancakes and "waffles". David
was preceded in death by his sis-
ter Bobbie Cato. He dearly loved
and will be greatly missed by
family and friends including:
Dee, his wife of 53 years; daugh-
ter Tina von Guerard (Paul) of


Grand Junction, Colorado; son
David Twiddy Jr. (Kimberly) of
Bartow, Florida; brothers
Richard Twiddy (Ellen) of San-
ford, Florida, and Charles Twiddy
(Shirley) of Fort Pierce, Florida;
and grandchildren Joy Kohlman
(Ryan), Andy, and David Allen
III.
Visitations were on Saturday,
March 18 at First Baptist Church
of Winter Park. A memorial serv-
ice followed. Graveside services
were held Monday, March 20 at
the cemetery in Ortona, Florida
(State Road 78). In lieu of flow-
ers the family requests that gifts
in David's memory be designat-
ed to the AWANA program at
First Baptist Church of Winter
Park, 1021 North New York Ave.,
Winter Park, Florida, 32789.
"Well done my good and faithful
servant."


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Ed and Jim Upthegrove settled along the east shore of Lake
Okeechobee to fish around the time Raulersons were mak-
ing their mark in Tantie, which soon came to be known as
Okeechobee.


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When Upthegrove's learned that Raulerson's Store had
opened in Okeechobee, they walked to sell their fish and
pick up supplies. It took a full day each way.


The Upthegroves were fishermen


Edited by MaryAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers of
Florida was privileged to have on
staff a superb writer and historian,
Twila Valentine. Mrs. Valentine
wrote much about the history of
the people and places around
Lake Okeechobee and about the
lake itself. Together with Okee-
chobee's Betty Williamson, Presi-
dent of the Okeechobee Historical
Society, she co-authored a book,
now in its second printing,
"Strolling down Country Roads in
Okeechobee. The following story
is from an interview Mrs. Valentine
conducted with Lola Upthegrove
Williams in 1984. She was 94 at the
time.
As the Raulersons came to
Okeechobee to raise cattle, others
came to fish. One early fishing fam-
ily is the Upthegroves. Brothers and
sons came and made a settlement
on the east shore of Lake Okee-
chobee, just south of Nubbin
Slough along U.S. 441 South. Ed
Upthegrove had moved north
along the shore of the lake to join
his brothers. His original encamp-
ment and the house he built were
located at Sand Cut. It was there
that another brother arrived from
Mr. Myers in 1914. This was John
Upthegrove who came with his
wife, Emma and their eight chil-
dren. Lola Upthegrove (Williams)
was just ten years old when they
moved to Sand Cut.


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Activity on Taylor Creek at the time when the Upthegroves
fished is hard to imagine.


"We lived at Sand Cut, between
the St. Lucie Canal and the Palm
Beach Canal. There was a little sub-
division that was there because we
had a good haul gourd. For a long
item, the boats from Ft. Lauderdale
would pick up our fish and bring
our groceries. They would make a
round trip in about a week. Of
course, you didn't buy much," Mrs.
Williams recalled.
"When we knew there was a
store in Okeechobee, we started
buying our groceries there. There
wasn't nothing but a footpath from
Taylor creek where Poppa put his
boat to the Raulerson Store. We
would walk that footpath to the
store and that was the town. It was


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a two day trip. You could not make
it in one day. We brought the fish in
time for the train. It only ran once a
day and it would be too late to get
back that same day so we'd spend
the night.
"Every fisherman had his haul


ground. They had to work hard to
clean them up and to get the rocks
and things out to the water. On the
south side of us, past the Palm
Beach Canal, there were some
sand beaches, but north of Canal
Point, it was all rocky."
Mrs. Williams remembered the
custard apple forests which cov-
ered the eastern and southeastern
shore of the lake.
"The roots of the custard apple
were what the fishermen used for
floats on their trot lines. They're
light. They would cut those roots
and those trees made some big
roots! The roots would keep the
lines from laying on the bottom
and you didn't hurt the tree to get
the roots.
Where we lived (Sand Cut) was
in the custard apple swamp. That's
what they called it ... a swamp.
There was lots of water. At t times
of the year, the water would come
up. Our house was up on a ridge
and if you had a garden, it would
drown it out. But, you know, okra
will grow in the water. Our okra
would be high and my brother
would take his boar and go out and
cut the okra. The water would be
four foot deep and he would cut
the okra from his boar. We always
had a bid garden. We had to with
all us kids. But most of that garden
would get drowned out. That's
mostly what we ate. We had the
fish and vegetables. The stuff you
had to buy, sugar, flour and such
was always a problem."


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You have no way to know how
long those eggs were left out in the
heat.
An added bonus to using plastic
eggs for egg hunts is that plastic
eggs do not start to smell if you
don't happen to find all the Easter
eggs that were hidden.
The USDA offers the following
tips for the safe handling of eggs:
Only buy refrigerated eggs
with clean, unbroken shells.
It is best not to wash eggs
before storing or using them.
Washing is a routine part of com-
mercial egg processing and the
eggs do not need to be rewashed.
At home, keep raw eggs in
their original carton on an inside
shelf in the refrigerator (40 degrees
Fahrenheit). For best quality, use
within five weeks after bringing
them home.
Keep hard-cooked eggs (in
the shell or peeled) in the refrigera-
tor (40 F). Use within one week
after cooking.
Most eggs sold today are infer-
tile; roosters are not housed with
the laying hens. Shell color
depends on the breed of the hen.
Yolk color depends on the feed the
hen consumes. There is no nutri-
tional difference between fertile
and infertile eggs, brown- and


white-shelled eggs, or pale or dark
eggyolks.
Wash hands, utensils, equip-
ment, and work areas with hot,
soapy water before and after they
come in contact with eggs and egg-
containing foods.
Remove only the number of
eggs needed from the carton and
return the carton to the refrigerator.
Cook eggs until the white is
completely firm and the yolk
begins to thicken but is not hard.
Scrambled eggs should be cooked
until no visible liquid remains. Fried
eggs should be cooked on both
sides or in a covered pan.
Take care when preparing
egg-containing foods that are not
cooked or are only lightly cooked
before serving, such as ice cream,
eggnog, mayonnaise, caesar salad,
hollandaise sauce or b6arnaise
sauce. Only use recipes that start
with a stirred egg custard base that
is first cooked to 160 degrees
Fahrenheit.
If a recipe calls for adding raw
eggs to a previously cooked dish,
the dish must be cooked further
until it reaches 160 degrees Fahren-
heit.
When preparing any recipe
that contains eggs, resist the temp-
tation to taste-test the mixture dur-
ing preparation. Egg-containing
foods should be thoroughly
cooked before eating.


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Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, West of
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Permits will be issued for two hog control time periods,
April 7 9, 2006 and April 14 16, 2006. Twenty-five
permits will be issued for each hog control period.
Permits will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis
to individuals 16 years of age or older. Permits will
only be distributed at the Fisheating creek WMA
check-station at the FEC Campground located on US
Highway 27 in Palmdale, on Saturday, April 1, 2006 begin-
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Permitees will be allowed to take wild hogs with no
size or bag limit. The use of dogs for capturing or tak-
ing hogs is prohibited. Firearms will be limited to a
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Disappointments,



betrayals, lessons


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
From my earliest moments of
considering ministry, I found
support in places I didn't expect
it and often a lack of support
from where I believed it should
be coming. I remember asking
for letters of recommendation
from friends some immedi-
ately wrote them and others said
"Wait a minute! The ministry?
You?"
When personal tragedies
struck, there were those who
came out of the woodwork and
helped others who were
expected to be supportive fell by
the wayside. What I learned is
that (1) the Lord has worked in
mysterious ways, His wonders
to perform, and. (2) you have to
be self-reliant, keeping your eye
on your goals rather than
accepting defeat or letting the
disappointments get you down.
There, among the earliest dis-
ciples, is Peter whom the Lord
takes as part of His inner circle,
teaches, travels with him, invites
him to be present on the moun-
tain when He is transfigured,
shares His last meal with him
and then Peter affirms that he
will always be there for Jesus;
"Even if all fall away on account
of you (Jesus), I never will
(Matthew 26:33)."
The Lord then predicts that,
"this very night, before the roos-
ter crows, you will disown me
three times, but Peter declared,
"Even if I have to die with you, I
will never disown you (verse
35)."
All of the other disciples were
reported to having said the same
thing! We all share something of
the disappoinlrtnenl jrld betrayal
that comes when those, we
count on prove themselves
unreliable. A young lady drove a
wedge in her family by "betray-
ing" her grandmother who had
done many, many things for this
child raised in a single-family
environment.
She told about what her
grandmother had shared with
her in confidence, and told
younger children "the facts of
life" much to the anger and dis-
appointment of their parents -
her aunts and uncles.
I asked myself what would
make this person be such a
"troublemaker" and disappoint-
ment and could only imagine


that she was somehow craving
attention and a place when she
was afraid of being neglected or
ignored in the family group.
Children will
work to gain
attention, even
if it is in nega-
tive ways, and "
will act out in
ways that are
painful to
those who
want to help.
Jesus saw SamuelS.
Peter in all of Thomas
his complexi-
ties and with all of the pressures
he was to bear. It was not a good
thing to go against the Roman
government when one of your
friends is arrested not a good
thing to be an associate of some-
one accused of seditious crimes
and who brought down the
establishment on Himself. Jesus
foresaw what Peter would have
to face and predicts that Peter
will deny Him with 100-percent
accuracy.
The kind of love witnessed is
a kind of love that transcends the
betrayal and disappointment
that goes with it. That seems to
be a very un-human quality -
we remember those who betray
us or who disappoint us when
we want to count on them.
Jesus forgave even those who
betrayed Him the ones
where he was most vulnerable
and who could hurt Him the
most.
The hurt is played out every
day in marriages, with children,
with friends of a lifetime, with
those who are supposed to
respect our confidence. The Bib-
lical account is of a confidant
who is among the inner circle
and among, the nridst intimate of
the friends and disciples, who
assures and then-betrays Jesus,
and then who goes on to be
among the greatest of His fol-
lowers.
No guilt trips or recrimina-
tions followed only a wel-
come. The restoration that came
after the betrayal healed and
moved Peter to help change the
world. I never really got angry at
some of those who disappointed
me I moved on and they
moved on too. I learned a cer-
tain kind of self-reliance out of it
all and learned that the Lord car-
ried me through a kind of cer-
tainty that came with some
doors closing and others open-
ing God was there, too!


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Let's all live out loud, listen to God!


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
On Feb. 23-25 of this year,
somewhere near 18,000 women
came together in Ft. Lauderdale
for the 2006 Women of Faith
National Conference. Billed as the
ultimate girlfriend trip, these
women shared three days of wor-
ship, humor, friendship, and
praise. Special guests included
Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chap-
man, Avalon, Max Lucado, and
Robin McGraw (Dr. Phil's wife).
Many of the women who went
had life changing experiences.
One woman I know had a life
changing experience while stay-
ing home. Ardis was scheduled to
go to the Women of Faith Confer-
ence, but felt she needed to back
out at the last minute. Some
might call it coincidence I call it
"Godsidence."
On the day she would have
been at the opening of the confer-
ence, Ardis got sick and fainted at
work. Dr. Forbes discovered a
tumor on her brain. We were


worried. Ardis was at peace. Even
in the midst of her illness, this spe-
cial woman of faith proclaimed
and shared her faith in our Lord.
In her contin-
ued recovery,
Ardis shared
with me some-
thing I would
like to share
with you. They
are words of
God from this
woman of
God. John
"He told me Hicks
not to go to Ft.
Lauderdale. He told me not to
drive home. He answered my
prayer, 'Dear Lord, I can't You
can please do!' He gave me
peace.
"He gave Alan the strength and
wisdom to get help. He made Dr.
Forbes available. He opened the
door for the right doctor to do the
surgery. He sent the ambulance
girls to witness to. I talked and
shared God's message of hope
with one of them. My mistake was


I didn't ask her if I could pray with
her. I should have. Every room,
every place I needed to be there
was a Christian involved. God sur-
rounded me with angels to lift
me, hold me, watch over me.
"Be sure you've told someone
today you love them not a
quick 'I love you', but the real deal
'I love you!' You never know
when it could be the last time.
Accept a gift from someone. We
tend to want to give or 'pay back'.
We need to realize that in accept-
ing we are allowing God to grow
in both of us.
"When you realize you are at
the bottom of the pit or at the end
of your rope, then you need to
stop trying to dig out or hold on,
because God can't lift you up and
glide you away until you let go
and let God. He needs you to sur-
render so He can hold you com-
pletely.
"Wherever you are, it is holy
ground. However, you need to
visit God's house. Just like with
friends, you can talk with them on
the phone, but it's not the same as


when you see them at your/their
house, give hugs, and feel their
presence. We need to soak up
Holy Ground in person.
"When you think you know
why or how things are going to
happen think again. Be open
to God changing, making, stop-
ping, moving you. God has a plan
for us. We have to listen to Him.
We have to talk to Him all the time
to recognize His voice and not
ours to live by. Every day God
places someone in our life who
needs His light shone on them.
It's so easy to be caught up in life
that we neglect to pamper some-
one. God pampers us every day
with His mercy and grace. We
should be giving mercy and grace
to others," she said.
At the Women of Faith confer-
ence, Steven Curtis Chapman
sang, "Wake the neighbors get
the word out! Crank up the music,
climb a mountain and shout,
"Let's all live out loud!" Ardis may
have missed the song, but she's
living the lyrics. We can too! Let's
all live out loud!


Healthcare Center expansion budget


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

PAHOKEE City officials are
hoping to spur residents to take
part in a meeting next week that
will decide if the healthcare cen-
ter at St. Mary's Church will be
expanded to serve more people
or if it will continue to serve in its
current capacity.
The center has found its place
at the church, but officials are
hoping that additional funding
will be allocated to move a por-
tion of the operations at the site to
an alternative, more centrally
located site.
For months now the medical


center, a partnership between the
C.L. Brumback Health Center and
the Palm Beach County Health
Care District, has served hundreds
of patients at its location at St.
Mary's Hospital in Pahokee. As
word that the center served peo-
ple without access to much cost-
lier healthcare options spread,
more and more have visited the
site for their healthcare needs.
The medical services offered at
the site, including dental services,
are provided at no- or low-cost to
residents.
Fortunately, or perhaps unfor-
tunately, the success of the facility
at the church now requires that a


larger site be found to accommo-
date the growing needs of the
center. The Palm Beach County
Health Care District will review
the feasibility of making that fund-
ing available.
City leaders, including City
Manager Lillie Latimore, are
expected to attend a meeting at
the offices of the Health Care Dis-
trict, at 324 Datura Street, Suite
401, West Palm Beach, March 28
at which time the funding will be
considered. Ms. Latimore encour-
ages residents to attend that meet-
ing and help the city secure the
money to keep the operation
going.


Ms. Latimore said the center
has filled a definite need, support-
ed by the number of patients seen
at St. Mary's to date. That number
is set to increase if the money for
the expansion is approved, she
said.
One of the few problems fac-
ing the facility, leaders said, is the
perception that the center only
serves migrant farm workers.
Though based at the Catholic hos-
pital, the facility serves everyone
in need of medical help, accord-
ing to Ms. Latimore.
"It needs the support of the
community," the city manager
said.


City to organize meal program at Tanner


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

SOUTH BAY Senior citizens
need something to do, but there
isn't anything for them to do.
That was the underlying
theme last week at the South Bay
City Commission meeting,
where city leaders discussed the
possibility of starting a program
geared specifically for seniors -
a recreational outlet to keep its
people occupied in a productive
program during the week.
Taking a first step in produc-
ing a more comprehensive pro-
gram in the future, the city com-
mission voted to begin a
process, which will see seniors
served at least one hot meal five
days out of the week, at the Tan-
ner Park building in South Bay.


Though the meals program
has been in existence for quite
some time in the area, and the
agency that supervises it is able
to deliver meals to residents'
own homes, the city hopes to
involve its elderly population in
worthwhile activities at a central-
ized location.
The congregate meal site pro-
vides for such an idea, with resi-
dents being transported to Tan-
ner Park together to spend time
with each other while enjoying
their hot meal. Residents living
in the general vicinity ages 60
and older can take advantage of
the program, city officials said.
City Manager Tony Smith
asked the commission to
approve the recommendation to
begin work on the program


immediately.
The commission generally
liked the idea, but some on the
board expressed concern with
how the program is now being
planned. Calling for seniors and
the youth to intermingle in a sin-
gle setting during the summer
months, officials are hoping that
the two groups can be separated
so that each has their own time
to themselves.
According to the city manag-
er, the city is discussing the pos-
sibility of utilizing space at one
or more of the churches located
within the city as a possible alter-
native.
Commissioner Esther Berry
reminded commissioners of the
city's plan to focus more on its
elderly population. "This is


Phase I of a more comprehen-
sive plan for seniors," the com-
missioner said, tossing the idea
of a community building as
housing the future program.
The city of South Bay is cur-
rently in the process of securing
funding to _pay for the
design/build of a community
center to be used by the commu-
nity, especially for uses such as
the planned senior citizen pro-
gram. City officials hope that will
alleviate its current scheduling
conflict.
In organizing the senior pro-
gram, the city of South Bay is
hoping that the county can pro-
vide support, as residents from
surrounding areas such as Lake
Harbor are also expected to take
part in the program..


Shucks -- the oysters know it all, don't they?


Ever wonder how animal
species can help us learn more
about an ecosystem? In the case
of oysters, their shell accumula-
tions can give us a heap of infor-
mation about the physical, chem-
ical and biological conditions that
allow them to flourish. And this is
just the information scientists
need to help them set baseline
data for evaluating the success of
efforts to restore the greater Ever-
glades ecosystem.
Through a cooperative agree-
ment, the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
approved $350,000 in funding to
Florida Gulf Coast University for a
three-year study of the past and
present distribution of oysters in
Whitewater Bay, Oyster Bay and
Shark and Robert's Rivers in
South Florida's coastal areas.
Historically, these areas were a
distinct estuarine mix, with fresh-
water discharges through natural
channels, sheet flow across
coastal wetlands, and ground
water flow all blending with the
salty sea water. These conditions
favored the growth of small to
extensive oyster bars and banks.
"With the disruption of natural
water flows over time due to
South Florida's managed water
control system, along with
changes to coastal wetlands,
many of these historical oyster
bank populations have been
depleted," says SFWMD Environ-
mental Scientist, Patti Sime.
"Their shells are mostly pre-
served, though, and can provide
vital data for evaluating the suc-
cess of the Comprehensive Ever-


glades Restoration Plan in
reestablishing freshwater flows."
Oysters are a key indicator
species, meaning their presence
conveys essential information
about the ecological condition of
a water body. Oyster shells are
like mini data chips, with histori-
cal records imbedded in chemical
elements of the shell. "Stable iso-
topes in the shells contain infor-
mation we can use for making
projections of how and where
suitable habitat could be reestab-
lished under different fresh water
flow conditions," Sime says.
Immature, free-swimming
oysters colonize by attaching
themselves to a solid substrate,
with a preference for "setting" on
beds of oyster shells. Adult oysters
and even the shells of dead oys-
ters, emit a chemical that attracts
juveniles. Once attached, oyster
larvae cannot relocate. Oysters
lead an enviable life, as they don't
have to hunt for food they sim-
ply remain snug in their bed and
feed all day on small organisms
that float by. And it's just this
lifestyle that is beneficial to water
quality, as they filter up to eight
gallons of salt water per hour.
The South Florida ecosystem
no longer exhibits the function
and richness of the pre-drained
system. Discharges are often too
much, too little or at the wrong
times of the year. And overland
sheetflow has been altered. As
everglades restoration projects
progress, one of the District's key
missions is to apply the science to
evaluate and assess system-wide
ecosystem recovery. This is being


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accomplished by an interagency,
interdisciplinary RECOVER
(Restoration Coordination Verifi-
cation) team sponsored by the US
Army Corps of Engineers and the
District.
"Through this joint study with
FGCU, data will be gathered and
used by the RECOVER team to
monitor, measure and interpret
responses as CERP projects are
brought online," says Chief Envi-
ronmental Scientist for RECOV-
ER, John Ogden. First, GIS maps
of oyster buildup will be pro-
duced using historical and current
aerial photos, field observation,


and sampling through probing
and coring. Many other factors
will be studied, including histori-
cal and current oyster buildup,
local distribution, topographic
relief, and relationships to histori-
cal or current water channels.
"We'll be able to develop an
assessment index that will convey
critical information for environ-
mental decision making," says
Mr. Ogden. "Then we're given the
opportunity to refine and improve
CERP implementation by using
collective scientific .and technical
expertise to restore an ecosystem
in peril."


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Thursday, March 23, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Hendry County Sheriff's Office Arrest Activity


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in any and ail
arrest activity reports do not indi-
cate guilt. Anyone listed in the
arrest reports can contact the
newspaper upon final disposi-
tion of their case for publication.

Armed robbery
leads to two arrests
LABELLE On March 6,
2006, Henry Godwin reported to
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office that a man armed with a
pistol attempted to rob him on
Kissimmee Avenue in Labelle.
Mr. Godwin said as he ran
from the scene, the suspect threw
a brick, striking him in the back of
his head. While deputies were
attempting to locate the suspect
involved in the attempted rob-
bery, they observed a gray Lin-
coln Town car, reportedly at the
scene of the attempted robbery,
on Suwannee Avenue in Labelle.
Deputies attempted to stop
the car, however, the driver
ignored the siren and emergency
lights and refused to stop until he
was forced to stop on Withla-
coochee Avenue. The driver of
the car, Mark Diez Brown, age 31,
was searched, as well at the car
he was driving and deputies
located crack cocaine, hashish,
marijuana and drug parapherna-
lia.
Johnnie Johnson, age 29,
identified by the victim as the sus-
pect in the attempted armed rob-
bery, was located on Kissimmee
Avenue and taken into custody by
deputies.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said Mark
Diez Brown was charged with


possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of marijuana and possession
of narcotic paraphernalia. John-
nie Johnson was charged with
aggravated battery, criminal mis-
chief and robbery with a firearm.

Juvenile shoplifters
apprehended
LABELLE Two Juveniles
were observed by Winn Dixie
employee-putting store merchan-
dise in their Book Bags and pro-
ceeded outside the store without
paying for them. According to
Sheriff Ronnie Lee, a Winn Dixie
employee followed the juveniles
into the parking lot and detained
them while the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office was being called.
The juveniles were transported to
the Hendry County Jail for pro-
cessing by Juvenile Authorities.

Auxiliary Deputies
Course dates set
LABELLE Sheriff Ronnie
Lee reports that April 18, at 6 p.m.
will be the beginning date and
time for the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office Auxiliary Deputy
Course. The course will run for
six weeks with sessions on Tues-
days and Thursdays from 6-10
p.m. and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Satur-
days. Each session will be at the
HCSO Training Facility located at
the Hendry County Gun Range
near Pioneer Plantation. Sheriff
Lee stated that the Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office is picking up
the cost for HCSO applicants and
that there is still time for interest-
ed persons to enroll. Auxiliary
law enforcement officers play an


important roll for law enforce-
ment agencies in many locations
throughout Florida and the
nation. Many law enforcement
professionals started their careers
as auxiliary officers. For more
information or to enroll for the
course, please call Nick Smith at
(863) 674-4060 ext. 102.

Skipping school
leads to arrests
LABELLE A Hendry County
Sheriff's Office School Resource
Officer and a LaBelle High School
Administrator discovered a stu-
dent skipping school in the park-
ing lot of LaBelle High School.
According to a report by Sheriff
Ronnie Lee, the student was hid-
ing in a white in color vehicle,
which also contained some
tobacco products, which are not
allowed on school property. The
owner of the vehicle was sum-
moned and when asked if there
was anything else that should not
be on school property responded
there was nothing and gave per-
mission to search the vehicle.
The ensuing search produced a
quantity of marijuana. The owner
of the vehicle was arrested for
possession of marijuana, while
the other student was arrested for
disruption of a school function.
Both juveniles were transported
to the Hendry County Jail for pro-
cessing by juvenile authorities.

Traffic stop leads
to drug arrests
CLEWISTON A traffic stop
for an expired tag led to the arrest
of two people on drug charges.


According to Sheriff Ronnie Lee,
on March 15, at approximately 3
a.m., a Hendry County Sheriff's
Office deputy stopped a vehicle at
the intersection of Francisco
Street and U.S. Highway 27 for an
expired state of Mississippi
license tag. As the deputy inter-
viewed the driver, he detected a
strong smell of marijuana com-
ing from the vehicle. Further
investigation of the vehicle and its
passengers led to the arrest of
Joel Anthony Sotore, age 19, of
500 Del Sur Avenue, Clewiston,
for possession of marijuana
under 20 grams and Conrad Dar-
ren Mueller, age 38, for posses-
sion of marijuana under 20 grams
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Both men were booked
into the Hendry County Jail.

Prostitution
operation raided
LABELLE Using an under-
cover operative, the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigative Division infiltrated a
House of Prostitution located at
879 West Cowboy Way Lot #9, in
LaBelle and arrested two people
in connection with its operation.
According to a report by Sheriff
Ronnie Lee, Manuel Huerta, age
35, of 879 West Cowboy Way Lot
#9, in LaBelle was charged with
Receiving Monies of Prostitution
Taking Place in his Presence and
Prostitution; Fabiola Santiago
Perez, age 34, of 879 West Cow-
boy Way Lot #9 was charged'
with Prostitution. Huerta and
Santiago were both booked into
the Hendry County Jail.


Glades County Sheriff's Office arrest report Crime


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
reports are not an indication of
guilt. Anyone wishing to contact
the newspaper upon final dis-
position of their case, may do so
for publication.

March 11
Santiago Jimenez, 23, Muse,
was arrested by Deputy Bilinda
Pottorff on the charge of aggra-
vated assault with deadly
weapon. He remains in custody
with bond set at $20,000.

March 12
Edward Randolph, 19, of
Mimi, was arrested by Sgt.
Dwayne McQuaid on the charge
of possession of marijuana
under 20 grams. He was later
released on a $2,000 surety
bond.
Allan Orient, 30, of Miami,
was arrested b Sgt. Dwayne
McQuaid on the charge of pos-
session of marijuana under 20
grams. He was later released o a
$1,500 surety bond.
Monoar Falmer, 33, of Miami,
was arrested by Sgt. Dwayne
McQuaid on the charge of pos-
session of marijuana under 20
grams. He was later released on
$1,500 surety bond.
Thomas Pedro, 22, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by deputy
Richard Ermeri on the charge of


trespassing and disorderly intox-
ication. He was later released on
a $350 cash bond.
Alejandro Flores, 19, of Cres-
cent Acres, was arrested by
detective Richard Jones on the
charges of aggravated assault
with deadly weapon, battery
robbery and petit theft. He
remains in custody with bond
set at $175,000.
Martin Nevares, 39, of Cres-
cent Acres, was arrested by
detective Richard Jones on the
charges of aggravated assault
with deadly weapon, battery,
robbery, and petit theft. He
remains in custody with bond
set at $175,000.
Abel Martinez, 27, of LaBelle,
was arrested by detective
Richard Jones on the charges of
aggravated assault with deadly
weapon, robbery. He remains in
custody with bond set at
$150,000.
Amado Ramirez, 29, of Cres-
cent Acres, was arrested by
detective Richard Jones on the
charges of aggravated assault
with deadly weapon, robbery
and petit theft. He remains in
custody with bond set at
$150,000.

March 13
Herman Ford, 53, of Orlando,
was arrested by deputy Brian
Enderle on an active warrant for
VOP. He was later ROR'ed.


Daniel Merced, 36, of Kissim-
mee, was arrested by deputy
Queenie Bell on an active Polk
County warrant. He remains in
custody with no privilege of
bond.
Paul lezzi, 42, of LaBelle, was
arrested by detective Richard
Jones on the charge of battery
(domestic violence). He was
later ROR'ed.

March 14
Donald Mason, 44, of Ohio,
was arrested by' Deputy Tito
Nieves on the charge of battery
(domestic violence). He ,was
later released on a $1,500 surety
bond.

March 16
April Derry was arrested by
deputy Leslie Fuce on two active
warrants for VOP. She remains in
custody with no privilege of
bond.

March 17
'Michael Harvey, 22, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by deputy
Steven McKinley on an active
warrant for VOP. He was later
ROR'ed.
Carlos Tobias, 38, of Sarasota,
was arrested by deputy Steven
McKinley on an active warrant
for VOP. He remains in custody
without privilege of bond.


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Stoppers
Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County needs the help of the com-
munity to help locate a wanted
fugitive as of
March 17.2006.
His name is
Dario Garcia,
alias Benji Gar-
cia; Dimas
Rodriguez. He
is described as
a white male, .
D.O.B: Jan. 31,

feet 2 inches tall Dario
and weighs 150 Garcia
pounds he
has black hair and brown eyes. He
has a crippled right hand and tat-
toos on both arms. His last known
address is Farm PI., Pahokee. His
last known occupation is welder.
He is wanted for Felony Failure
to appear, driving while license
revoked habitual, Failure to
appear aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon causing bodily
harm; aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon and Failure to
appear, possession of cocaine.
If you should have any informa-
tion or know the whereabouts of
Dario Garcia, please call Crime
Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS (8477).
You may remain anonymous and
could be eligible for cash reward.


Sexual offender;


predator notification


On March 15, the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office and the
Department of Corrections coor-
dinated a Sexual
Offender/Predator Sweep. This
sweep took place in the western
region of Palm Beach County.
(Belle Glade, South Bay & Paho-
kee). Thirty six (36) registered
sexual offenders and predators
were targeted in the sweep. The
purpose of the sweep was to
ensure registered sexual offend-
ers were complying with Florida
State statutes, offender registra-
tion laws, and conditions set


forth by courts for those current-
ly under supervision (Probation)
with Department of Corrections.
36 Registered sexual
offenders reside in the targeted
areas
29 Contacts made by Law
Enforcement, no violations
found
3 No contact made with
offender, not home at the time of
the sweep
4 Suspected Violations-Fol-
low up to be conducted by Law
Enforcement
0 Arrests


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Coalition hears students A Lake Okeechobee weed


By Pete Gawda

OKEECHOBEE Recently dis-
cussions about the condition of
Lake Okeechobee and the
Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estu-
aries have evoked emotional out-
bursts and threats of lawsuits. For-
tunately, cooler heads prevailed
Thursday, March 16 when Moore
Haven High School seniors Kayla
Davila and Whitney Ball addressed
the County Coalition for Responsi-
ble Management of Lake Okee-
chobee, St. Lucie and Caloosa-
hatchee Estuaries and the Lake
Worth Lagoon. The teenagers
urged all sides to work together for
a common solution.
Opposing opinions were
voiced as coalition members also
heard reports from the member
counties, an update on Lake Okee-
chobee and Everglades projects
from the South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD) and a
presentation from Lee County
Commissioner Ray Judah.
The coalition, which meets
quarterly at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, is made up of
one commissioner each from
Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin,
Lee, Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades,
Highlands and Osceola counties.
The high school students, who
had obviously done their home-
work, started their presentation
with a history of the area from the
time of the Indians to the time
Hamilton Diston bought thou-
sands of acres of Florida land in the
late 1800s for 25 cents an acre to
be drained. They went on to
explain the economic ramifica-
tions of draining the land. They
stated that it would be impossible
to return Florida to its original con-
dition, noting that Florida receives
1,000 new residents a day.
They urged all citizens, urban
and rural, to work together to cre-
ate a solution. The perfect solution
would be for everyone to leave,
but the students acknowledged
that that is not feasible.
The students stated that South
Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) tries to balance the
needs all Floridians.
Three alternatives were pre-
sented that would not work flood
certain areas, sue people involved
or cast blame.
They stated that experiments
were ongoing to create a variety of
sugar cane that could withstand
flooding.
The problem, the students said,
is what to do with excess water.
They said the original flow was
mostly to the south.
They asserted that a large per-
centage of pollution in the
Caloosahatchee River comes from
urban runoff and they urged work-
ing together and realizing that one
community's needs are not superi-
or to another community's needs.
One solution they offered was
clean up the bottom of the lake
when the lake is drawn down.
They also called for better tech-
nology to filter and redirect urban
runoff. Other options offered
include using water to produce
power and tax incentives to
reduce runoff. They also suggested
manual harvesting of exotic plants
rather than using herbicides and
using grant money to install
sewage systems.
"We are all part of the problem.
We must all agree to be part of the
solution," they said.
"I applaud them on their effort"
was the response of coalition
chairman, Lee County Commis-
sioner Ray Judah.
He called the presentation a
"settling influence" that called for
meaningful discussion.
St. Lucie County Commisioner
Joe Smith said the presentation
was very informative and he said
he was encouraged by seeing
young people doing in-depth
research. In addition, he said that
some of the options they offered
did not require immediate fund-


ing.
Commissioner Alvin Ward
noted that the coalition members
would not be here in 20 or 30 years
but those students would be.
Okeechobee County Commis-
sioner Clif Betts passed out copies
of a report from the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission on trends in fish popula-
tion and what the health of the
lake is doing to the fish population.
"If fish can't live, then I don't
know how safe it is for humans,"
he said.
Coalition members followed
the lead of St. Lucie County Com-
missioner Joe Smith and adopted
a resolution supporting legislation
limiting offshore drilling.
Martin County Commissioner
Sarah Heard noted that excessive
algal blooms on the St. Lucie Canal
and asserted that this is not sup-
posed to be happening on March
15. She said that foretold of a very
disruptive spring and summer
because of pollution from Lake
Okeechobee.
She informed the coalition that
the Rivers Coalition in Martin
County is pursuing a legal remedy
to preserve the estuary. She said
they had collected $200,000 in a
legal fund.
The organization has been dis-
cussing a lawsuit against water
managers because of the condi-
tion of the St. Lucie Estuary.
The Martin County commis-
sioner informed the coalition that
her county had instituted a tax to
preserve environmentally sensitive
areas.
Hendry County Commissioner
Kevin McCarthy expressed his
hopes that a drought would cause
a drawdown of the lake.
Glades County Commissioner
Alvin Ward noted that businesses
in his county would suffer during a
drawdown and they would like to
see a definite plan for lake restora-
tion during the drawdown. He
advocated scraping the lake bot-
tom once the water has receded
and doing away with unwanted
exotic plants.
The coalition passed a motion
Mr. Ward made calling for SFWMD
to present a plan for lake restora-
tion after the drawdown. The plan
was to be submitted within six
months, include a timeline and
permit allowances.
SOsceola County Commissioner
Ken Smith said he would like to
see land bought in his county to
stop developments. He urged that
drawdowns would have to be reg-
ulated.
Commissioners Betts echoed
Mr. Wards view about cleaning the
lake bottom during a drawdown.
Commissioner Lee complained
of green algae growing on the sea
grass and turbidity in the water.
Agnes Ramsey, assistant to the
Acceler8 program director, gave
the coalition an update on Accel-
er8 and other lake projects. The
acceller8 program seeks to expe-
dite eight critical Everglades
restoration projects by a decade.
She stated that the Taylor Creek
Stormwater Treatment Area (STA)
in Okeechobee County is com-
plete and construction in nearing
completion on the Nubbin Slough
STA.
She said that more than half of
the land needed to implement the
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Program is in public
ownership while 92 percent of the
land needed for Acceler8 is pub-
licly owned.
Commissioner Ward suggested
that SFWMD does not have to buy
land for STAs. He said some farm-
ers would be willing to store water
on their private lands. This would
keep the land on the tax rolls.
Osceola County Commissioner
Ken Smith noted that population is
the problem and that city
stormwater is not treated. He
advocated working together and
not pointing fingers. He also sug-
gested storing water on private


land.
Commissioner Judah used a
PowerPoint presentation to advo-
cate once again his idea of sending
excess water through the Ever-
glades Agriculture Area (EAA).
He displayed figures to show
that there are not enough STAs or
reservoirs to store excess water
during periods of heavy rain. The
commissioner said that water has
to be dumped, quickly at the
expense of the estuaries while a
minimum amount of water goes
south.
He claimed that the historical
information SFWMD used to justi-
fy lake regulation levels is flawed
and does not take into account
wet years in the past.
He said that without sufficient
storage, a choice has to be made
between sea grass or sugar cane -
between sending water east and
west through the estuaries or
south through the EAA.
Commissioner Judah stated
that seagrass was more important
to the economy than sugar cane
and that the growing of sugar cane
is subsidized. He said that tourists
cancel reservation because of
degradation of water quality. He
said that Lee County's tourism,
real estate and quality of life are all
dependent on sea grass.
The commissioner said he was
not advocating flooding towns on
the south end of the lake but creat-
ing a storage flow way through the
EAA to the Everglades utilizing
lands that were not productive for
agriculture.
He noted that the historic flow
of the water was through the area
now encompassing the EAA.
Commissioner Ward stated that
the estuaries only get the water
that comes into the lake from the
north and that as a safety issue
water has to be released to protect
the dike.
He said that one inch of rain in
the Kissimmee River basin results
in three inches increase in Lake
Okeechobee. He said that original-
ly with the marsh and the mean-
dering Kissimmee River it took
three months for the water to
reach the lake, now because of the
canalization of the Kissimmee
River, it takes week.
He said that if the water coming
into the lake could be regulated,
the water going to the estuaries
could be regulated. He noted that
the Caioosahatchee needs some
fresh water to offset the salt water.
"The big issue we ia-ze to
worry about is population," stated
Commissioner Joe Smith. He said
St. Lucie County had also instituted
a tax for environmentally sensitive
land and was involved in the Rural
Land Stewardship Program.
"I believe there is enough intel-
ligence in the state of Florida to
solve the problem," stated Com-
missioner Ward. "It's an issue of
money."
He noted that SFWMD has not
had a tax increase in 30 years.
"The coast has a responsibility,
the farmer has a responsibility, Dis-
ney has a responsibility," the com-
missioner asserted. "Let's every-
body pay."
Noting the special assessment
districts that counties create to
fund capital projects, he suggested
an additional tax for all counties
south for I 4 that would be used
only for lake restoration, not new
projects.
"I think it's a very responsible
and appropriate approach to
take," responded Commissioner
Judah.
Lee County support staff mem-
ber Roland Ottilini informed the
coalition of pending legislation
that Lee County is supporting. The
proposed legislation would create
a 17 member appointed commit-
tee to address high-level dis-
charges to the estuaries. The com-
mittee would be staffed the Florida
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection.


spraying discussion held


By Pete Gawda

OKEECHOBEE The public
got a chance to ask questions
and learn about aquatic plant
management at the Lake Okee-
chobee Aquatic Plant Manage-
ment Interagency Task Force
meeting held Wednesday,
March 15, at the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) auditorium in Okee-
chobee.
John Welch, an interested cit-
izen, stressed the importance of
communications and public
involvement in these meetings.
He suggested that the public
meetings be advertised in the
newspaper.
Another interested citizen,
Letha Stewart, expressed con-
cern about spraying herbicides
on plants where fish are trying
to spawn. She also expressed
concern about the types of
chemicals being used and that
spraying is being done when it is
too windy.
John Lane of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers (COE) told
those attending the public meet-
ing that the type of chemicals
being used and the time of
spraying are posted at boat
ramps. In some cases the bul-
letins boards have been blown
down by storms, but the notice
is still posted somewhere at the
landing. He said that new bul-
letin boards have been ordered
where they are needed.
Jackie Smith of the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) noted that
none of the herbicides currently
used have any' restrictions
against eating fish caught in the
waters or swimming in sprayed
waters.
P.J. Myers, of Applied Aquatic
Management Inc., the contrac-
tor that sprays the lake,
explained that Reward and


Weedar 64 are the herbicides
being used. He gave the concen-
trations that are used and added
that these herbicides cause no
damage to submerged plants.
In response to another ques-
tion about wind, he said that
each applicator has a wind
gauge. They are required to
check the wind every hour and
stop applying 2-4D when sus-
tained winds reach 10 miles per
hour and diquat when sustained
winds reach 15 miles per hour.
He said they use drift control
agents to keep the mist down.
Mr. Myers added that if the
public is concerned about
spraying conditions, they should
call COE at (863) 983-8101.
Mr. Welch noted that applica-
tors are required by law to log
wind speed. In addition, the
company spraying would be
hurt by not keeping to guide-
lines.
Dick Stewart expressed con-
cern about aquatic spraying
killing the emergent plant bul-
rush.
Mr. Welch asserted that the
bulrush was killed by high
water. He said the murky condi-
tion of the water prevented pen-
etration of the sunlight. He
added that a lot of hydrilla was
also lost due to the murky water.
"Stay open-minded," he said,
"the problem is a lot bigger than
you realize."
Both he and Ms. Smith con-
curred that wind action was part
of the problem with vegetation
on Lake Okeechobee.
Mr. Myers stated that his
company sprays for water
hyacinths and water lettuce but
that the spray does not control
hydrilla. Since the last meeting
on Jan. 18, 411 acres had been
sprayed.
Jeremy Crossland, a biologist
with COE, stated that his organi-
zation now has the money to


clean up storm debris against
the dike between Clewiston and
Port Mayaca. He said that work
would begin in a week or two.
Mike Bodle of SFWMD
reported on removal of torpedo
grass. He said DEP provides
funds for the removal of the
grass and that because of high
water they have had to use heli-
copters for spraying. However,
he said they would, like to spot
treat small areas.
Mr. Bodle said that native
plants show a tendency to come
back after torpedo grass is gone.
He was concerned at first about
the effects of spraying on but-
tonbush adjacent to torpedo
grass, but he added that the but-
tonbush seems to be recovering
all right from the spraying.
He said that about $2 million
has been allocated for the
aquatic plant program for the
fiscal year.
All of the representatives
from the various agencies
involved agreed to a uniform
posting of all herbicides being
used on the lake. Mr. Crossland
said posters would be printed
three days in advance of spray-
ing and would include a two-
week period, and that a dead-
line for getting information from
the various agencies would have
to be established.
Mr. Bodle said the Okee-
chobee gourd is an endangered
species and his organization
was making an effort to restock
them by transplanting.
There was no representative
from the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) to report on their
aerial treatment of cattails.
The next meeting date for the
aquatic plant management
group has been tentatively set
for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May
17, at the COE's South Florida
Operations Office in Clewiston.


Financial Assistance Available

CCS is committed to financial assistance.
Special meetings specifically designed to
discuss financial assistance will be held at
the school on:
* Tuesday, March 28, 7:00PM
* Wednesday, March 29, 11:00AM

CCS intends to participate in the Florida
Pride Corporate Scholarship Program.


For more information on financial
assistance check our website:
www.clewistonchristian.org


Tel: 863-983-5388


The South Florida Water Management District will hold a WRAC Issues Workshop
meeting on Thursday March 30. 2006 The purpose of this meeting will be to
discuss the preliminary design of the Everglades Agricultural Area Storage
Reservoir A- 1 project, (a component of the Acceler8 Program) and encourage
and provide an opportunity for public participation.

When: Thursday, March 30, 2006
SOpen House: 5:30-6:00 PM
Meeting: 6:00-7:30 PM
Where: The South Florida Water Management District
B-1 Auditorium
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

The EAA Storage Reservoir A-1 project is an above-ground reservoir for water
storage, with a capacity of 16,700 acre-feet at a maximum depth of 12 feet. The
purpose of this project is to capture, move and store regulatory releases from Lake
Okeechobee, reducing the number/volume of harmful discharges to coastal
estuaries; capture, move and store agricultural stormwater runoff, reducing the need
for emergency flood control backpumping into Lake Okeechobee; improve
operational flexibility to move water within the EAA, including flow equalization and
optimization of Stormwater Treatment Area performance to further reduce
phosphorus inflows to the Everglades improve flood protection for lands adjacent to
Bolles and Cross canals

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Sun School Briefs


School Happenings


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

Applications for free
or reduced price meals
Family Applications for Free
and Reduced Price Meals may be
submitted at any time throughout
the school year. The previously
mentioned deadline of July 15
was given to ensure the applica-
tions would be processed by the
first day of school. Applications
are processed on a first come, first
served basis, and notification of
benefits will be mailed home.
To request an additional appli-
cation, please call (888) 383-2025.
Parents may also pick up an appli-
cation in English, Spanish, Por-
tuguese, or Creole at any Palm
Beach County School.

Free charter school
Lakeside Academy, a free Kg-6
elementary charter school, is reg-
istering now for 2005-2006. For
information, please call (561)
993-5000, or pick up registration
forms at 710 S. Main Street, in
Belle Glade.

Children of promise
Christians reaching out to soci-
ety introduces their new C.O.P.
program, Children of Promise, to
provide mentors for children hav-
ing a parent in the prison system.
Both children and mentors are
needed for the program. Please
call Lee Washington to refer a
child needing a mentor or a vol-
unteer to be a mentor at (561)
602-6146 (Glades area). Back-
ground screening and training are
required.

PEPPI accepting
applications
PEPPI Head Start is now
accepting applications for three-
and four-year-olds for free/full day
childcare. PEPPI is located at 301


Southwest 8th St. in Belle Glade.
For more information, please call
996-1718.

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

FCAT tutoring
The Urban League is hosting
a Weekend Warriors program at
the Weed and Seed Building, 224
Southwest 5th Street in Belle
Glade. The tutoring program
pays special attention to prepar-
ing students for the FCAT test
and will be held Saturdays, from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. elementary and
middle school students are invit-
ed to participate. The Weed and
Seed Program also offers parent-
ing classes and a youth mentor-
ing program. For more informa-
tion, please contact Carleen
Downing, 996-4220.

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


March billed as a



nutritional month


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH) and
the Florida Department of Educa-
tion (DOE) join to celebrate Nation-
al Nutrition Month. March has
been designated to promote
healthy eating and physical activity
not only throughout the month, but
over the entire year and beyond.
"We must be proactive with our
health," said DOH Secretary M.
Rony Frangois, M.D., M.S.P.H.,
Ph.D. "Healthy eating habits and
daily physical activity can help
improve and reduce the risks of
obesity, heart disease and stroke."
National Nutrition Month
begins immediately following Flori-
da's statewide physical activity ini-
tiative, Step Up, Florida! The third-
annual fitness project was
showcased throughout Florida's 67
counties to help Floridians take
action on their health.
According to the 2004 Behav-
ioral Risk Factor Surveillance Sur-
vey (BRFSS), a total of 59.6 per-
cent of Florida adults were
overweight (36.8 percent) or
obese (22.8 percent), which is a
69 percent increase since 1986. In
addition, the 2005 Florida Youth
Physical Activity and Nutrition Sur-
vey (YPANS) indicated only 22 per-
cent of middle school students
reported eating five or more serv-
ings of fruits or vegetables per day.
The 2005 Youth Risk Behavior Sur-
vey (YRBS) also indicated that
only 22 percent of Florida high
school students ate five or more


servings of fruits or vegetable each
day during a seven-day period.
"It is critical that we educate our
students about the value of good
nutrition," said Education Commis-
sioner John L. Winn. "Maintaining
a healthy lifestyle and eating the
right foods will give them the stami-
na they need to succeed in school
and in life."
DOH and DOE encourage
Floridians to follow the tips below
in order to monitor their health and
weight:
*Make smart choices from
every food group;
*Be sure to stay within daily
caloric needs;
*Get the most nutrition out of
calories;
*Participate in regular physical
activities (which is important for
overall health and fitness); and,
ePlay it safe with foods.
DOH promotes and protects.
the health and safety of all peo-
ple in Florida through the deliv-
ery of quality public health serv-
ices and the promotion of health
care standards. For more infor-
mation about nutrition, please
visit DOH's Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us and select
obesity prevention or Five a Day
from the drop down box. To
access nutrition in schools,
please visit DOE's Web site at
www.fldoe.org and select site
index from the shortcut drop
down box and highlight food
and nutrition.


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Canal Point
Elementary School
Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal
Point Elementary held it's annual
Spring Fling and Field Day on Fri-
day, March 17. Students, staff,
guests and volunteers enjoyed car-
nival games and delicious food!
Thank you to all of the volunteers
that made this fun event happen!
SACS review
Our school will be visited by the
Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools' Council of Accredita-
tion and School Improvement dur-
ing the first week of April. The SACS
Team will visit with students, par-
ents and staff to ensure that our
school meets the SACS/CASI quali-
ty standards. Schools that are
accredited assure all stakeholders
that the school is committed to
providing a safe and developmen-
tally appropriate learning environ-
ment that promotes student
achievement.
Dates to note
3/27 Teacher Work Day (no
school for students)

Gove Elementary
South Florida FairArt Contest
Congratulations to the Gove
Elementary Art Club for winning
second place in the "I'm Having a
Ball at the 2006 South Florida Fair"
Art Project Contest. A check in the
amount of $100 was awarded to
the Art Department for their giant
4'x4' sports ball. It was truly a won-
derful experience for the students
to have participated in the contest.
The project is now on display in
our Media Center. Two other stu-
dents, Javaris Carrigan and Israel
Perez, also displayed their artwork
at the fair. Their sports-themed
paintings were exhibited in the K-
12 show sponsored by the Palm


TALLAHASSEE-The Florida
Department of Health (DOH) and
the Florida State
Health Online Tracking System
(SHOTS, announced March 14
that over 1 million immunization
records have been added to the
state system that tracks the immu-
nization history of Florida's chil-
dren. The newly added files con-
tain the records for children who
receive vaccinations from the
United States Air Force (Florida
Air Force bases), Pediatric Assoc.
of Orlando and the Pediatric
Assoc. Professional Assn. in South
Florida. This brings the doses
administered in the system to 45
million for over five million indi-
vidual patient records.
"This ongoing electronic file
upload process is just the begin-
ning of data-sharing partnerships
that will help Florida meet the
Healthy People 2010 goal of
enrolling 95 percent of children
age six and under in the registry
with at least two vaccinations
recorded in the system," said
Florida SHOTS Director Susan
Lincicome. "Our entire team has
worked very hard in reaching out
to communities in terms of the
importance of updating our sys-
tem. This more efficient process
of updating data ultimately bene-
fits children, parents and
providers by making these
records available to any health
care provider who is enrolled in
Florida SHOTS."
Florida SHOTS is a statewide,
computerized immunization reg-
istry that makes it easier for physi-
cians and parents to keep track of
a child's immunization history.
This centralized database not only
allows health care providers to
view a child's records, but also
allows them to provide updates,


Beach County Art Teachers Associ-
ation. Both students received free
passes to attend the Fair. We thank
Jill Schmidt, Art Teacher, for her
untiring support of the Art Club and
for entering the students' artwork.
Family Center update
We thank all of the parents for
participating and returning the
recent Parent Involvement Surveys.
Your comments and suggestions
are greatly appreciated! The Center
is also asking parents to help us
"recycle uniforms" by sending
them to school once the children
have outgrown them; the uniforms
are then given to needy students.
Sun Sentinel Award
Congratulations to Sacramento
Mercado, sixth grader, for being
selected by the Sun Sentinel as
"Student of the Month" for January.
Sacramento received a plaque dur-
ing a sixth grade assembly pro-
gram. Other students nominated
for this award were: Kara Roberts,
Jonkeria Hankerson, Claudia Gar-
cia, and Kristina Posey. Kudos to
all!
Explorer Program
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Department invites all six-
grade students wishing to partici-
pate in the "Explorer Program" to
attend an informational meeting at
the Sheriff's Office in Belle Glade.
The meetings are held every Mon-
day at 6:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion, contact Deputy Sutterfield at
(561) 261-2527.
Florida Council for Exceptional
Children
We commend Mrs. Gayle
Zavala, ESE teacher, for being
selected as winner of the Nancy
Givens Grant. Mrs. Zavala received
a check in the amount of $300 for
her project "Kozy Korner for Kids".
She will present her project at the
upcoming Florida Leadership Con-


ensuring that the most compre-
hensive immunization histories
exist in one location. Florida
SHOTS also helps doctors keep
children's immunizations on
schedule by providing reminders
that shots are due, helps prevent
unnecessary duplication of shots
that children may already have,
and provides automatic forecast-
ing of immunizations due based
on a child's immunization history
and age.
For additional information,
visit www.doh.state.fl.us For
more information oh
Florida SHOTS, call 1-877-888-
SHOT (3768) or visit
www.flshots.com.


ference in St. Augustine on Friday,
June 9. Mrs. Zavala was recently
selected as Gove Elementary "His-
panic Teacher of the Year". We are
very proud of Mrs. Zavala for all of
her hard work and dedication and
wish her much success in the Palm
Beach County "Hispanic Teacher
of the Year" competition.
In the news
The American School Board
Journal (March, 2006) recently
published an article entitled, "Mind
and Body" citing Gove Elementary
as one of the schools in the nation
where teachers use physical exer-
cise and activities to help boost
academic achievement. We thank
Mrs. Ellen Smith, P.E. teacher, for
implementing Brain-Gym strate-
gies in our school for the purpose


of connecting physical activity and
fitness to academic success. Mrs.
Smith is also to be commended for
being selected as winner of the
USTA Florida Grant in the amount
of $600. The grant will help fund
"ReCharge", an after-school pro-
gram designed to help students in
grades three to six learn about and
practice good nutrition and physi-
cal activity habits through fun,
team-based strategies. "ReCharge"
is being offered on Thursdays at 3
p.m.. For more information, please
contact Mrs. Smith at (561) 993-
4042.
Upcoming events
03/27/06: Teachers' Work Day
03/30/06: ReCharge Program at
3p.m.


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U.S. Sugar honors annual award winners


CLEWISTON Five highly
motivated employees were hon-
ored at U.S. Sugar's Annual Awards
ceremonies March 9 with a lunch-
eon hosted by the senior manage-
ment team at the Clewiston Coun-
try Club.
"Since its inception in February
2004, the Rewards and Recognition
Program has been designed to pro-
mote teamwork, communication,
innovation, excellence and respect
through the recognition of extraor-
dinary efforts, contributions and
excellent performance," said Ann
Marie Pilling, Human Resource
Manager.
Four annual awards were pre-
sented to employees who have
shown exemplary efforts, contribu-
tions and innovative ideas.
The President's Award was pre-
sented to Andy Esposito from the
Sugarcane Operations team. This
top award is presented to an
employee who has demonstrated
company values and a professional
approach to performance excel-
lence recognized throughout the
company. Requirements:
Live the Values and show
unquestionable character;
Show exemplary contribu-
tions and efforts on a special proj-
ect or major accomplishment;
Be recognized as an individual
who is an ideal co-worker;
Model superior leadership
skills and ability;
Demonstrate a willingness to
"go above and beyond" their job to
assist others.
In earning the President's
Award, Esposito also received a
U.S. Sugar MasterCard valued at
$2,500 and a personalized crystal
statue.
While the Labor Auditor for U.S.
Sugar, Esposito was instrumental
in the set up and administration of
the seasonal labor program for Cit-
rus and Sugar Cane Operations. He
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has been tireless in his pursuit of
not only regulatory but also safety
excellence.
Esposito has been an excellent
representative of the company to
industry, academic and govern-
ment organizations. As a result of
his participation:
The company is recognized in
academic, government and indus-
try circles as a progressive leader in
seasonal worker programs.
Esposito is consulted regularly
by industry trade associations and
government labor entities on mat-
ter of policy, enforcement and
worker health programs.
The company has garnered
national recognition because our
participation in an innovative pro-
gram to reduce eye injuries to citrus
pickers. He co-authored a paper at
the National Registry of Environ-
mental Professionals Annual Tech-
nical Conference. Excerpts of
paper were reported in the Nation-
al Agriculture/Horticulture newslet-
ter published by Gempler's in Janu-
ary 2005.
Three additional annual awards
were granted focusing on safety,
process improvement and working
well as a team. Each of these Annu-
al Award recipients receives a gen-
erous U.S. Sugar MasterCard val-
ued between $500 and $1,000 plus
a personalized crystal statue.
The Excellence in Team Playing
Award was earned by Charles
Palmer from Bryant Sugar House.
This award has been designed to
recognize an employee who:
Promotes the recognition of
teamwork;
Recognizes the unique contri-
butions of a team that has demon-
strated excellence and innovation;
Rewards superior ability to
work with employees.
Palmer volunteered to take on
the added responsibility of being a
co-chair of the Safety Team. He is


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also an active observer for the
Behavioral Safety Training initiative
and a trainer for powered plat-
forms. By providing training to
workers on the floor, (Bargaining
Unit), supervisors and safety com-
mittee members, Palmer is break-
ing down barriers and paving a
way for those he trains or works
with to follow his example and ini-
tiatives. This type of behavior can
be contagious, and can directly
affect the future success of U. S.
Sugar.
Charles Palmer's efforts
include:
Completely redesigning a cat-
walk and entrance into the "B"
mixer and having the new catwalk
and entrance built in less than three
days;
A lighting plan is being devel-
oped for the repair season.
Two employees shared the
honor of receiving the Excellence
in Continuous Process Improve-
ment Award. Scott Manning and
John Larsen of the Sugarcane
Operations team were recognized
for developing a process creating a
more efficient and cost effective


method of cane delivery. From con-
ception to implementation, this
duo diligently planned and brought
this project to fruition. By building
new ramps as well as streamlining
cane wagons, the efficiency of cane
delivery has greatly improved.
The Excellence in Continuous
Work Process Improvement Award
recognizes an employee and/or
team whose actions and ideas have
resulted in significant cost savings
for U.S. Sugar by:
Directly increasing efficiency
or effectiveness;
Conserving time, supplies or
equipment;
Directly contributing to the
increase in productivity, decreased
cost or better service to cus-
tomers/employees.
Finally, but certainly very impor-
tant, is the Excellence in Safety
Award, which recognizes an
employee or team who have
demonstrated outstanding efforts
to prevent accidents, injuries and
damage to property.
The Farming Area 3 team led by
Don Sellers, Jr., was recognized for
their outstanding safety perform-
ance in fiscal year 2005 which
resulted in zero OSHA recordable
incidents. Not an easy feat by any
means especially working in an
industrial, agricultural environ-
ment.
"We are extremely proud to
have extraordinary employees like
these whose individual excellence
and teamwork led these initiatives
to improve our operations and
make U.S. Sugar a stronger compa-
ny and a better place to work," said
Robert H, Buker, Jr., President and
CEO.


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Election
Continued From Page 1
a role in the city's transfer of its
police and fire services to the
county. Mr. Sasser plans to contin-
ue cultivating his strong contacts
with the county, state and federal
officials, evidenced perhaps by his
trip to the nation's capitol to
secure FEMA housing following
Hurricane Wilma, and is interest-
ed in developing a downtown
renovation plan.
"I think the margins (of the
March 14 election results) show
the majority of the people of
Pahokee approve the job I'm


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist today
announced that Florida and 8
other states have reached a
nationwide settlement for $171.7
million with Zurich American
Insurance Company. The settle-
ment resolves bid-rigging and
price fixing allegations in the
insurance market.
Zurich allegedly conspired
with certain insurance brokers in
a "pay-to-play" scheme which
resulted in higher insurance pre-
miums being paid by commercial
customers and governmental
entities. As part of the scheme,
Zurich submitted fake bids to cre-
ate the illusion of a competitive
bidding process, even though the
broker had pre-determined the
winner. Zurich was rewarded by
having other lucrative business
steered to it and in turn paid con-
tingent commissions to the bro-
kers, which the brokers then did
not disclose to customers.
"This is another victory in our
efforts to restore integrity and
accountability to insurance mar-
kets," said Mr. Crist. "All business-
es, large and small, as well as their
customers, lose when unneces-
sarily high premiums and hidden
commissions are paid."
Under the agreement, Zurich
will repay policyholders across
the nation approximately $151.7
million and will pay $20 million to
the investigating states. Affected


doing," Mayor Sasser said last
week.
Alvis Davis, himself a former
mayor of the city, served his first
term as commissioner and acting
mayor in the 1980s, later winning
a second term as mayor in 1998.
Mr. Davis said he wants to focus
on planning the future growth
and development of the city
through a 10-year plan. He has
said he will also review the city's
expenditures to possibly lower
taxes.
"Pahokee needs to move for-
ward," Mr. Davis said. "We all
have to join in and pull ourselves
by our bootstraps and do it."
The runoff is March 28.


Florida policyholders will receive
approximately $8 million under
the settlement. The direct victims
of the bid-rigging scheme were
companies, non-profit organiza-
tions and governmental entities
that purchased commercial lines
of insurance from Zurich. In addi-
tion to making restitution, Zurich
has agreed to disclose contingent
commission payments in the
future and reform the company's
business practices. The amount
to be reimbursed to Florida for its
investigative costs is yet to be
determined.
The Attorney General's Office
continues to investigate other bro-
kers and insurers who are
believed to have engaged in these
schemes. On March 14, the Attor-
ney General filed a racketeering
and antitrust lawsuit against the
broker Marsh & MacLennan
Companies, Inc.
Florida acted as a lead state in
the investigation and settlement
process. The settlement- with
Zurich is subject to court
approval. In addition to Florida,
participating states include Texas,
California, Pennsylvania, Massa-
chusetts, Hawaii, Maryland, Ore-
gon, and West Virginia.
A copy of the settlement with
Zurich is available at:
http://myfloridalegal.com/web-
files.nsf/WF/KGRG-6N3PXN
file/ZurichSettlement.pdf


Briefs

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


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


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

H.O.RE Meetings
Citizens of the city of South Bay have recently formed a group
called H.O.P.E. "Helping Others Pursue Equality." This is due to the
monthly increase in our water and sewer bills and will decide our
course of action. Meetings are scheduled the first Wednesday of
every month in the Miracle by Faith Fellowship Hall, 1035 N.W 1
Street, South Bay. Your attendance will make a difference.

Family counseling available
Drug addiction can leave an individual feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead can help. Narconon offers free coun-
seling, assessments and referrals to rehabilitation centers nation-
wide by calling (800) 468-6933 or log onto www.stopaddiction.com.
Don't wait until it's too late. Call Narconon now.


Neglect
Continued Firom Page 1
The children are largely uned-
ucated, police say.
Detective Tyler asked one of
the girls at school if she had eaten
recently. She had. "She said she
had Cheetos and donuts for
breakfast."
When she was asked what she
had eaten the night before, the lit-
tle girl said she had gone to bed
without a meal which was not
entirely foreign to the little girl.
Employees of the hotel where
the family stayed said the family
mostly lived inside their white
late-model SUV, coming into the
hotel on occasion to stay for the
night. Most days, the children
went without bathing, something
that became painfully obvious on
the off chance that they went to
school.
Police arrested the two parents


Shooting

Continued From Page 1
porch of his house and Felton
holed up at a Laundromat.
Detectives in Belle Glade were
notified by Tampa Police Depart-
ment, and took to the streets one
afternoon in search of the sus-
pects. Both suspects were appre-
hended March 3 without incident
and are now waiting to be picked
up by the Tampa Police Depart-
ment for further prosecution.
Detectives say the two sus-
pects displayed a certain level of
surprise when they were found,
neither expecting to be arrested
for the shooting.


Teacher

Continued From Page 1
Ms. Carlson remembers. "She
does everything."
Ms. Gay and her husband,
Randy, volunteer as coaches for
the Glades Youth Baseball League
and Ms. Gay offers her advice to
young boy scouts a job she
sees continuing to do even after
her own boys become certified
Eagles. "You won't find me at
home," she jokes.
Ms. Gay isn't used to accolades
and rather enjoys the quiet life of
a teacher. Pre-K a precursor to all
of the years ahead for a student,
Ms. Gay strives to instill a love of
learning in her children and


when they went to the local DCF
office in search of their children.
After being placed in custody,
neither of the two parents
responded directly to the accusa-
tions of child abuse, with only the
father admitting to not being able
to find a job. Though both parents
were offered jobs recently, the
father had not accepted, accord-
ing to the detective, because his
job offer did not meet his require-
ments: A job in which, "He did
not have to walk a lot and not
have to sit a lot."
A court date earlier this week
came and went without any sign
of the father, according to investi-
gators. Police say he has a past
record of drug and domestic
offenses. The mother, mean-
while, faces a worthless check
case with the county.
Apparently, the only means of
support the family had was in
going church to church asking for
money. Even when there was
enough with which to buy food,


"I don't think they knew," said
Sergeant Detective Calipto Gonza-
lez. "I don't think they were wor-
ried."
According to Tampa Police,
the two Belle Glade suspects,
along with a third suspect, were
called by Betty Jean Johnson, a
special education teacher at near-
by Cahoon Elementary, who
investigators said ordered them to
ambush her former boyfriend,
Tommy Mathis, at a bar.
The four gathered at Gene's
Bar in Tampa Jan. 7 and confront-
ed Mathis in the parking lot. After
the confrontation grew out of
control, several patrons from
inside the bar came to the aid of
Mathis. They helped Mathis by
rushing at the suspects.


watches after they move on to
higher-grade levels, hoping from
a distance that she made a differ-
ence in the students. Her first stu-
dents are now in their first year of
college, she said.
When asked what else she
could see herself doing, Ms. Gay
hurriedly answers that she could
not, would not, do anything else.
Except everything isn't rosy
and cheery all of the time.
Every year it comes, as it is
now fast approaching: The end of
the school year, when a teacher
has to compose herself enough to
say goodbye to the kids she's
worked with all year. "I get to
spend more time with the kids
than the parents do. It's hard to
give them back. I cry the entire
day," she said.


the children were limited.
"The little boy said if he ate too
much, they would spank him,"
said Detective Tyler.
Though having arrested them
as husband and wife, police later
learned a surprising fact about
Perez and Villanueva. Detectives
say Villanueva herself, the mother
of the children, is Perez's own
daughter. All six children are his.
Police are investigating the possi-
bility that Perez abducted Vil-
lanueva from her mother years
ago, according to Sgt. Detective
Calipto Gonzalez.
In the meantime, the children
have been handed over to family
members.
Police are glad to have closed
the case.
"Cases like these, they just kill
me," said Detective Gonzalez,
who heads the department's
investigation department. "I can
deal with anything, but I can't see
somebody mistreating a child -
that's the worst part of the job."


During the fight, one of the sus-
pects pulled out a handgun and
started firing into the crowd, hit-
ting three of the patrons and firing
at Mathis. Mathis fell to the floor,
pretending he had been shot.
The suspects then sped away
in a Buick. Johnson was arrested
shortly after the incident for her
role in the shooting. Police contin-
ue to look for the third suspect:
After the shooting, the three vic-
tims were rushed to the hospital.
The suspects managed to hit one
of the victims on the leg, though he
was expected to recover.
The two other victims did not
fare so well. They were treated for
gunshot wounds to the torso and
head.


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Sports Briefs

Tiger Tennis Tournament
CLEWISTON The Clewiston Recreation Department will be
sponsoring: Tiger Spring Break Tennis Tournament March 24 and 25.
The event will include Men's and women's singles and doubles. Entry
Fee is $10 per person. For registration or more information call Steve
Gwyn at 983-3294 Or Angie Kelley at 983-1492.
Black Gold tennis tournament
BELLE GLADE Black Gold tennis tournament beginners to
advanced. Singles play April 1, doubles play April 8. You can expect
three to four hours of fun each day starting at 9 a.m. No entry fee.
Contact Ken Buchanan (561) 996-6107.
Lifeguards needed
CLEWISTON The city of Clewiston Recreation Department is
hiring Red Cross Certified lifeguards for the 2006 summer term. Start-
ing pay is $9 per hour. Applications are available at Clewiston City
Hall.
Lifeguard training
CLEWISTON Red Cross lifeguard 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.
Big Bucks tournaments are coming
CLEWISTON There will be additional tournaments held April 8-
9, May 6-7, and June 10-11. The Big Bucks Tournaments allow for
larger paybacks and more prizes. These are two-day events with total
two-day weight winning the tournaments. Multiple places will be
paid based on the number of participants. Entries may be picked up
at local bait and tackle shops, on the Bass Busters Web site at
www.bassbustersflorida.com or by calling Chris Fickey at (941) 232-
9539. The Team entry is $200 and includes the Big Bass Jackpot and
all tournaments run from Safelight to 3 p.m. Sign-ups are also accept-
ed up until tournament start time at the city ramp in Clewiston.
Coast Guard makes house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you know the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
makes house calls? They will come to your home to discuss the
required safety equipment needed on your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, informative and confidential boat inspec-
tion. A vessel safety check decal will be placed on boats that meet all
the requirements. Call 467-3085 to arrange a boat check.


'Adopt' a friendly manatee for Easter


Now, here's a fresh new look at
Easter gifts, which does not
include rabbits or Easter plants, as
you might otherwise think.
Whiskers and Lily are two real,
wild manatees up for adoption in
Save the Manatee Club's Adopt-A-
Manatee program at Blue Spring
State Park, Florida. A manatee
adoption is a delightful gift to
receive, and it's also a socially
responsible gift to give. It's helping
an endangered species survive.
For $25, the Club will send a
Manatee Easter Buddy package to
whomever you wish. This includes
an adoption certificate, a photo of
the manatee you choose, a biogra-
phy, and a membership handbook
loaded with information and pic-
tures. A one-year subscription to
the Manatee Zone, the Club's
quarterly newsletter, is also part of


the package. Or for $35, each new
member who adopts a manatee
will also receive a cute plush man-
atee, while supplies last.
"Many people have told us they
prefer to give gifts that carry real
meaning," said Judith Vallee, Save
the Manatee Club's Executive
Director. "That's why manatee
adoptions make such popular gifts
at Easter and other special occa-
sions throughout the year. There
are concerned individuals across
the nation and around the world
who really care about what hap-
pens to the gentle, curious mana-
tees who live dangerous exis-
tences in Florida's busy
waterways."
Save the Manatee Club features
adoption programs at Blue Spring
State Park, Homosassa Springs
Wildlife State Park and Tampa Bay,


with a total of 30 manatees to
choose from. Easter Buddies,
Whiskers and Lily, from the Blue
Spring adoption program are both
very popular manatees who enjoy
spending time in the warmer
waters of the spring during the
cooler winter months.
Whiskers, an adventurous and
playful male, seems to have a real
zest for life. As a youngster, he was
a real handful for his mom. He
loved to play with the other young
manatees in the spring, and his
mother, Dana, would often have
quite the time trying to get him to
leave when she was ready to head
out into the St .Johns River.
Whiskers fun ways have contin-
ued into his adulthood, and you
can still see him forging up the
spring run with much enthusiasm.
Lily is a sociable female mana-


tee, who is often seen in the com-
pany of her many calves and grand
calves. She has, from time to time,
acted as a surrogate mother for
other manatee babies. Female
manatees will often nurse the
calves of other mothers in addition
to their own. Lily is often spotted
playing and relaxing with Save the
Manatee Club adoptees such as
Philip, Phyllis, Lucille, and Floyd.
To adopt an Easter Buddy for
someone dear to you, contact
Save the Manatee Club at 500 N.
Maitland Ave., Maitland, Fla.
32751, call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646),
or visit their web site
atwww.savethemanatee.org. Sign
up for the Club's new free E-
Newsletter, too, and also find out
how you can have a manatee baby
named after you at Blue Spring
State Park.


Yes, chocolate milk is a sports drink


Researchers at Indiana Universi-
ty found that athletes who drank
chocolate milk after an intense
bout of exercise were able to work
out longer during a second work-
out when compared to athletes
who drank certain sports bever-
ages.
The new study, published in the
February issue of International
Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exer-
cise Metabolism, suggests that
chocolate milk is an effective recov-
ery aid after strenuous exercise by
helping refresh fatigued muscles,
which may lead to enhanced per-
formance in future workouts.


Researchers had nine cyclists
bike until their muscles were
depleted of energy, rest four hours,
then bike again until exhaustion,
three separate times. During the
rest period, the cyclists sipped one
of three beverages: Low fat choco-
late milk, a common fluid replace-
ment drink or a carbohydrate
replacement drink.
During the second round of


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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 28: At American Heritage (Del-
ray) 7 p.m.
March 30: At Benjamin 4 p.m.
April 4: H.:. t--r.: ii,;i Christian 4 p.m.
April 6: At John Carroll 6 p,m.
April 11: Hosts Clewiston 4 p.m.
April 12: Hosts Moore Haven 4 p.m.
April 15: At Palm Beach Lakes 1 p.m.
April 19: At Pahokee 4 p.m.
April 20: Hosts Seminole Ridge 4 p.m.


April 21: At Glades Central 7 p.m.
SOFTBALL:
March 28: Hosts Jupiter Christian 4
p.m.
March 30: Hosts Benjamin 4 p.m.
April 6: Hosts Clewiston 5 p.m.
April 14-15: Bill Longshore tourna-
ment
April 18-21: District championship
tournament
TRACK AND FIELD:
March 30: At Palm Beach Qualifier
TBA
March 31: At Clewiston Invitational
3:30 p.m.
Clewiston High School
Varsity Baseball
March 28: At Riverdale 7 p.m.
March 29: Hosts Sebring 7 p.m.
March 31: AtLaBelle 7 p.m.
April 4: Hosts LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 6: At Evangelical Christian 7p.m.
April 7: Hosts American Heritage 6
p.m.
April 11: At Glades Day 4 p.m.
April 14: Hosts Lake Placid 7 p.m.
April 18: At Moore Haven 7 p.m.
April 20: Hosts Bishop Verot 6 p.m.
April 25-26,28: Districts at Lemon Bay


Softball
March 28: At Riverdale 7 p.m.
March 30: Hosts Avon Park 7 p.m.
March 31: At LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 4: Hosts LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 6: At Glades Day 5 p.m.
April 10: Hosts King's Academy 7
p.m.
April 11: Host Immokalee 7p.m.
April 13: At Moore Haven 7 p.m.
Tennis
March 28: Girls host Sebring 4 p.m.
March 30: Boys and girls at
Immokalee 4 p.m.
April 3: Girls at Lake Placid, boys host
Lake Placid 4 p.m.
April 6: Boys and girls host
Immokalee
April 13: Boys and girls at Okee-
chobee 4 p.m.
Track
March 31: Hosts Clewiston Invitation-
al 3:30 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Charlotte/Moore Haven
5p.m.
April 7: At LaBelle Invitational 4 p.m.
April 11: Districts at Golden Gate 1
p.m.


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the cyclists who drank chocolate
milk during the rest period were
able to bike nearly twice as long
before reaching exhaustion than
those who consumed the carbohy-
drate replacement drink and as
long as those who consumed the
fluid replacement drink.
Researchers theorize that the
combination of carbohydrates and


protein found in chocolate milk is
what helped enhance the cyclists'
performance and suggest that fla-
vored milk may be an optimal bev-
erage for refueling muscles after
exercise. The researchers also note
that chocolate milk is a great tasting
and cost effective alternative to cer-
tain sports drinks.
For more information contact:
www.floridadairycouncil.org.


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Miss Latina of the Glades Pageant at the fair, March 25


('CL.AISTO(N -The Miss Lati-
in, of tihe ladeses is a part of the
orgaiiization: Miss America Latin
I'1Paeal t Sy\steml anld ihe local win-
ners inl both the Miss (ages 18-27)
and Teen' (ages 14-17) Latina of
ilaldes Pageant automatically
advance to the state of Floridla
finals for Miss Florida Latina 200(6.
The Miss Florida Latina winner
advances to represent the state in
the Miss Latina U.S. Pageant this
fall and the Miss Teen Latina U.S.
pageantt this summer. The Miss
I.alina IU.S. winner advances, rep-
icseniting the United States,
advancess to the worldwide Miss
\Am eriica Latina Pageant in June of
:! )7.
The Miss and Teen Latina of the
Glades Pageant are supported by
local merchants. Milagros Navar-
ro, in hter fourth year as pageant
director said, "The Pageant helps
keep the Latin culture alive in our
community. The girls learn from
each other. It gives them an oppor-
tunity to show that Latin women
are not only beautiful, but also
smart individuals wanting to suc-
ceed in today's world. The oppor-
tunity to showcase who they are
and where they come from, helps
them to grow as an individual,
teaching self respect for them-
selves and others."
This year the Miss Latina
Pageant will be held at the Hendry
County Fair & Livestock Show
2006 on Saturday March 25 at 7:30
p.m. The performers featured on
the stage of the Miss Latina
Pageant will be JenCarlos, DDR,
Seein Definate, Marc Anthony, &
Sadie D.Gomez. Organizacion


Submitted to INI
Miss Dinorah Ramos
Miss America Latina, Inc., head-
quartered in Miami, Florida, pro-
duces the Miss Latina U.S.iand
Miss Teen U.S. Latinal national
pageants annually, as well as the
Miss Latina America international
pageant.
This years contestants in the
Miss Latina of the Glades are:
1. Miss Dinorah Ramos,
Moore Haven.
Age 23, Nationality, Puerto
Rican, Parents Maria & Juan
Rodriguez
"I wish to compete in the Miss
Latina Pageant because I like new
experiences, meeting new people
and to just have fun," she said.
Sponsored by Dr. Edwards.
2. Teen Miss Rachelle Spry,
Clewiston.
Age 14, Nationality Span-
ish/Australian, Parents Frances
& Jim Spry. "I am competing in the
Miss Latina Pageant because I


think this will be a good experi-
ence for me and will also help me
learn more Spanish," she said.
Sponsor Sugarland Harvesting.
3. Teen Miss Faustina
Rodriguez, Clewiston.
Age 15, Nationality Puerto
Rican, Parents Sara & Nat Y ing in the Miss Latina Pageant is to
have fun, get to know other girls in
the community, and to be a part of
the Latin community," she said.
Sponsor Big Lake National
Bank.
4. Teen Miss Jessica Molina,
Clewiston.
Age 15, Nationality -
Cuban/Ecuadorian, Parents -
Maritza & Javier Motiwala. "I wish
to compete in the Miss Latina
Pageant because I think it will be a
fun experience for me," she said.
Sponsor Motiwala Service.
5. Teen Miss Yamilet Orta,
Clewiston.
Age 16, Nationality -
Cuban/Puerto Rico, Parents -
Annabelle & Jayquan Feliciano.
"The reason I wish to compete in
the Miss Latina Pageant is because
I know I can represent the Latin
community with pride and it will
be a wonderful lifetime experi-
ence," she said.
Sponsor 6 Hilliard Brothers of
Florida.
6. Teen Miss Arelis Hernan-
dez, Clewiston.
Age 17, Parents Candida &
Victor Hernandez. "I wish to com-
pete in the Miss Latina Pageant
because I like meeting new people
and to have the chance to be more
involved with others I do not know


well," she said. Sponsor Sugar
Realty.
7. Teen Miss Amelia Gutier-
rez, Clewiston.
Age 15, Nationality Mexican,
Parents Amelia & Jose Gutier-
rez. "I wish to compete in the Miss
Latina Pageant because it is an
opportunity for me to represent
my Mexican Hispanic race and to
enjoy the experience," she said.
Sponsor Glades Ford.
8. Miss Adriana Moya,
Clewiston.
Age 17, Nationality Cuban,
Parents Ana & Roberto Moya. "I
wish to be in the Miss Latina
Pageant because I have had lots of
fun being apart of the pageant for
the past two years, I love making
new friends and really enjoy just
being in the Miss Latina Pageant,"
she said. Sponsor Hungry
Howies.
9. Miss-Andrea Leon, Clewis-
ton.
Age 20 Nationality Mexi-
can, Parents Teresa & Martin
Leon. "The reason I wish to be in
the Miss Latina Pageant is because
I think it is a wonderful program
giving us a chance as Latinas are
not only beautiful but also smart
individuals, and to also have a
chance at an education," she said.
Sponsor The Budds Group.
10. Miss Liliana Carrizalez,
Clewiston.
Age 17, Nationality Mexican,
Parents Blancae Gonzalez &
Jose I. Carrizalez. "I wish to be in
the Miss Latina Pageant to just
have a lot of fun and to possible
meet new people. My experience
in Miss Latina has been very help-


ful and great," she said. Sponsor
- Badcock Home Furniture.
11. Teen Miss Iris Sanchez,
Clewiston,
Age 15, Nationality -
Cuban/American, Parents Joy
Hughes & Juan Sanchez. "I wish to
compete in the Miss Latina
Pageant for the personal experi-
ence and to fulfill the idea," she
said. Sponsor D&D Hauling.
12. Teen Miss Raguel Came-
jo, Clewiston.
Age 15, Nationality -
Cuban/Salvadorian, Parents -
Bertila & Jose Camejo. "Miss Lati-


na gives us the opportunity to con-
tinue to grow in our culture and
learn from each other. I feel that I
can represent all Latinas with
pride," she said. Sponsor Berti-
la & Jose Camejo.
13. Miss Christina Morton,
Clewiston.
Age 18, Parents Ivette Mar-
tinez Morton & Dr. Patrick Morton.
"I am competing in the Miss Latina
Pageant so I can be representative
for my Hispanic Community and
to make new friends from other
Latin Cultures," she said. Sponsor -
Dr. & Mrs. Morton.


SUITES SUITES
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LIVINGROOM ODDS
SUITES 6 ENDS


Teen Miss -
Faustina Rodriguez


Savannah sez...



,i "You called who?


Teen Miss -
Jessica Molina


Call my


A Daddy...

Ask for

Buuud!"


Teen Miss -
Yamilet Orta


Teen Miss -
Arelis Hernandez


Teen Miss -
Amelia Gutierrez


See more MISS LATINA CONTESTANTS, Page 15


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THE LAKEPORT WATER ASSOCIATION WATER TREATMENT
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SITUATION
The Department of Environmental Protection requires disinfection of drinking water to inac-
tivate possible pathogens, because the health benefits of disinfection far outweigh its risks.
However, when used in the treatment of drinking water, some disinfectants combine with
organic and inorganic matter present in the water to form chemicals called disinfection
byproducts (DBP's). A number of DBP's such as Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM's) and
Haloacetic Acids (HAA5's) may be a health concern at certain levels of exposure.
The Department has reveiwed the laboratory analysis results for the seventh consecutive
quarterly set of samples for TTHM's collected on January 24, 2006, as well as the fourth,
fifth and sixth quarterly sets of TTHM sample results from the Lakeport Water Association
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on May 9, 2005; August 24, 2005; October 13, 2005; and January 24, 2006 now indicate a
running annual average TTHM concentration of 99.68 micorgrams per liter (ug/L).
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Florida Administrative Code (EA.C.), identifies the MCL for TTHM's as 80 ug/L.
HEALTH EFFECTS
Some people who drink water containing Trihalomethanes in excess of the Maximum
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WHAT SHOULD CUSTOMERS DO?
This is not an immediate risk, however, until the problem is corrected, any customers who
are concerned about their exposure to TTHM's may wish to use alternative sources of water
for ingestion, such as commercial bottled water, or water treated by an appropriate home
watei treatment device. Appropriate home water treatment devises are those certified by the
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with cuLontruction schedule indicating completion in March of 2007.

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Sniffle and Snuffle

Gerardo Rangel Jr., age 12 and Brandon Lee Villalobos, age 9, the sons of
Gerardo Rangel Sr. and Ten Rangel would like to proudly share with the
community their hogs Sniffle and Snuffle along with a good deed made.
Gerardo and Brandon have been raising and caring for their hogs daily for
exactly 116 days today. The boys had planned and intended to participate
in this years Hendry County Fair and Live Stock Show. Due to the pre-
mature death of their grandfather Dale Walden the boys were unable to
carry out their obligations and commitment that they intended and
looked so forward to. Gerardo and Brandon have decided that instead of
selling their Grand Champion quality hogs that they would like to trade
them for an unforgettable deed. The boys are in the process of planning
a benefit dinner with the help of their family, in honor of their late grand-
father, Dale Walden. The boys are equally committed to this project just
as they were in raising these hogs. This is a decision that Gerardo and
Brandon decided on their own. The intentions of the boys are to help
their family with the cost of burial expenses. Please look for upcoming
flyers for this benefit dinner and come out to support these boys in the
good deed that they are so passionate about.


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Thursday, March 23, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake OkeeChobee


Miss Latina contestants Continued from Page 13


A


Miss -
Adriana Moya


Teen Miss -
Iris Sanchez


Submitted to INI


Miss Miss -
Andrea Leon Liliana Carrizalez


Teen Miss -
Raguel Camejo


Christina Morton


Submitted to INI

At the fair!
JenCarlos has a contract in South Florida with Ford Motor
Company, for their new campaign as the image of Ford
Motor. In this campaign, he has created the lyrics and the
music for the "Ride it like a Ford" commercial, which has
won 2nd place as the best commercial in South Florida.
JenCarlos was born in Miami April 21, 1988. Since his
early years, he liked singing and dancing. He is very rest-
less and seems never to be tired. His enthusiasm for
singing is reflected in his face and in his performances.
JenCarlos is working at the present time on a musical
record. The majority of the songs, lyrics and music are
composed by JenCarlos. You can see JenCarlos at the fair
performing live at the Miss & Miss Teen Latina of the
Glades Pageant, Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show.


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walk way completely around the home under
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$1,500,000 H 27 frontage. Currently Auto
Salvage yard.
S$988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre.
One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with clean
bill of health.
$900,000 45+/- acres of beautiful pasture land in
Muse.
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HOMES: pool, 2 barns and more.
* $595,900 3BD/2BA home on 2.34+/- acres in $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse which
Naples. Home features a pnle barn, screen lanai, secu- rests on 5+/- acres features a new well and roof.
rity system, dual fireplace, eat-in kitchen and a Murphy Property is also fenced with a shed and pond.
Bed just to name a few of the many extras this home $197,900 4BD/2BA Gorgeous upgraded manufac-
has to offer! Owner/Agent bring any serious offer tured home in LaBelle. This home features a split floor
* $550,000 PRICE REDUCEDI -4BD/3BA home on plan and all crown moldings in the living and dining
1+/- acre. Home has vaulted and coffer ceilings, a room.
sound proof studio, moveable island in kitchen and an $139,400 to $151,900 There are (4) available
above ground pool just to name a few of the luxuries 3BD/2BA manufactured homes and (1) available
that this beautiful home offers. 4BD/2BA manufactured home available in the El Rio
* $374,900 3BD/2BA Beautiful well maintained home Subdivision. All homes are on .50+/- acre. New and
on manicured 1 +/- acres in LaBelle's first gated still under construction! Call fro completion date.
Riverfront Subdivision. This home features a nice 495 sq. $120,500 3BD/2BA manufactured home located
ft. enclosed Florida room over looking a breathtaking in the Moore Haven Yacht Club. This home is brand
I. .i rI,.... 1 -, .I. 11.1 htl-.l ,I1, 1 1. ,' I t,.. new and under construction! This is the time to invest!
trees, garden and barbeque area. This is a must see Call now for completion date.
home! $113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under con-
* $155,000 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a com- structioI-" lg I'?g liMoore
pletely fenced in yard and an above ground pool. Haven Yacht Club. lie perTect wee en getaway or
* $94,900 3BD/1BA Newly remodeled home in winter home. Call now for completion date.
LaBelle. This home has new tile, carpet, paint, cabinets, $112,500 2BD/2BA New Construction in the
hot water heater, bathroom and new roof with a transfer- Moore Haven Yacht Club. Tie Moore Haven Yacht
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home buyer. pletion date!
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3BD/2BA mobile home sits on 10+/- acres and includes country living year round or as a weekend getaway!
barns, ponds & much more! $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is sur-
sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features an addi- rounded in beautiful palm and oak trees.
tion with it's own entrance and much more. The proper- JUST REDUCED $64,900 3BD/2BA manufac-
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Features include new berber carpet, ceram-
ic tile, all new cabinets and much more.
Priced to sell at only $119,900.


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* PERFECT STARTER HOME! 2BR/1BA CBS
home located in LaBelle on a quiet oak filled
street. Features new flooring and a fenced
back yard. Priced @ $175,900.
* Just like NEW! 3BR/1.5B CBS home within
walking distance from shopping. Features
include new berber carpet, ceramic tile, all
new cabinets and much more. Priced to sell at
only $119,900.
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3BR/2B manufactured home in
Immokalee. Features new carpet and
vinyl and fenced corner lot. Listed at only
$155,900.
Tired of the Circus? No clowning around
about the calm you'll enjoy in this spacious
3BR/2B MH on cleared 2.5 +/- acres. WOW!
Be sure to check out the huge horse barn and
workshop. Box stalls, feed room, large work-
shop. Lower your blood pressure! $189,900.
* STOP DREAMING AND START LIVING! This
2.5+/- acre mini estate makes relaxing casy with a
3BR/2B manufactured home. Featiuring ceraic
tile, textured walls & spacious kitchen. Oniiy
$179,900.
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huge master suite, ceramic tile, built in cabi-
nets and much more. Only $175,000.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home in
Immokalee. Features new carpet and vinyl
and fenced corner lot. Listed at only
$155,900.
* You can hear the birds chirp...the crickets
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.
* 2BR/2B manufactured home on .25+/-
acresUHlIRDE oBI lM IeR'A Tor a
first time buyer or investor. Only $54,900.


SL.ocation of a Lifetime! Generations will file
past well-traveled location of this 8+./- acres on
SR 80 in Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road frontage and
3 existing entrances offf SR 80. Cleared with
well and electric. Time's on your sidle in this
investment! $2,750,000.
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your
investment dollars here. 25 beautiful acres with
HIm, -', .. I- *. I .- water plant. Property was
cleared except for the majestic Live Oaks. Bring
your ideas and see! $650,000.
* 5+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation. Suitable for site
built home or manufactured. Only $179,900.
* 2+/- acres on Ft. Center Ave. in LaBelle.
AlrelLadldRN4iDnatbpTHlABTer-
ty. Enjoy country living only minutes from
town. Only $119,900.
* 1.8,i+/- acre located offJacks Branch Rd. in
Muse. This property has lots of oaks, pines
and pal trees, Perfect for the nature lover.
IPriced at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! D','" nne h' 'ire
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SYttCi KuuLU C U $ U0,000 45+/'- ard to find
acres adjoining Babcock property in Muse. Paved road
access.
* $850,000 40+/- acres beautifully secluded with
pasture, ponds, cabbage palms and oaks.
* $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 locat-
ed on the property,. Home is to be sold "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and
shed.
* $98,900 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura. There is a
single wide mobile home included with the property. The
mobile home is to be sold "as is."
HOMESITES:
* $25,500 $72,900 Call for more information
about 3 available lots in Fordson Park. The lots have
been nicely maintained and are 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
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RENTALS:
* $950/Monthly 3BD/2Ba home in Ortona.:


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* Hard to find double lot in growing Port
LaBelle Unit 102. $119,800.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for
the dream lot for your new home look no fur-
ther. Located in the sought after Belmont S/D
in LaBelle. This .37+/- acre is truly a dream
come true. Only $84,900.
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to
sell @ only $72,900. Possible seller
financing.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great
investment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for
your new home. $64,900.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak.
Beautiful lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites!
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town! Just off E Road. Don't miss owning
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Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings
with over 5,800 sq ft of work area on I+/- acre.
Zoned for Heavy Industrail use. Currently is
fully rented out to 3 businesses. Listed at only
$525,000.
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glades Elementary in Muse and
just minutes away from downtown LaBelle. $3.50
per square foot.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South
of LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this com-
merci vi 1 ne
for rem ntl~trft,'* i 1!^ t!es-
ment! Grab this site now! $165,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in down-
town LaBelle w/great potential. Currently
united for duplex or single family w/a possi-
bility of rezoning to BUuiustcs. $119,900.


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grouper is


in season

TALLAHASSEE Now is a
good time for Florida grouper fans
to experience the many culinary
possibilities with this versatile fish
while it is in season.
Grouper is a flaky and moist
lean fish that can be prepared sim-
ply or, for the more adventurous
cook, gourmet style. Although this
may not be the main goal of
grouper lovers, the nutritional and
dietetic attributes are many. A four-
ounce serving of grouper contains
110 calories, 2g fat, 23g protein,
65mg sodium and .29g Omega 3.
Here are some buying and
preparation tips:

Buying, storage
and handling
Remember to purchase
seafood last and keep it cold during
the trip home. Fresh whole fish
should have a shiny surface with
tightly adhering scales. Gills should
be deep red or pink, free of mucus
and off-odor. The belly cavity
should have no cuts or protruding
bones. Fresh steaks, fillets and loins
should have a translucent look with
flesh that is firm and not separating
and no discoloration. The packag-
ing should not require the filets to
bend into an unnatural position.
The aroma of the fish should be
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Citrus health plan drafted Program helps protect children from snakes


On March 8, the first draft of the
Citrus Health Response Plan
(CHRP) was released by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
and the Florida Department of Agri-
culture & Consumer Services
(FDACS). This draft plan is a start-
ing point to determine how Florida
citrus growers will produce fruit
with canker present.
"Citrus canker and other dis-
ease threats have jeopardized a
vital portion of Florida's economy,
and the Citrus Health Response
Plan provides an encouraging first
step to ensure the future viability of
the citrus industry," stated Repre-
sentative Adam H. Putnam.
"We appreciate the effort that
the USDA and FDACS have made
to generate a first draft of the Citrus
Health Response Plan, which pro-
vides a framework for the neces-


sary state legislative process," said
Florida Citrus Mutual's Interim
Executive Vice President/CEO Jay
Clark. "The draft CHRP is now
open for public comment, and I
encourage participation in this
process."
Florida Citrus Mutual will be
hosting grower meetings in order
to further discuss the CHRP draft
and receive industry comments.
Florida Citrus Mutual, founded
in 1948, is the state's largest citrus
grower organization with more
than 10,000 members. The Florida
citrus industry provides a $9.1 bil-
lion annual economic impact to
the state, employs nearly 90,000
people and provides 650,000 acres
of green space. For more informa-
tion, please visit, www.flcitrusmu-
tual.com.


Citrus conference is in June


Florida Citrus Mutual is host-
ing the second Florida Citrus
Industry Annual Conference
June 7-10, which will be held at
the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs
(www.coconutpoint.hyatt.com).
Once again, this event will bring
the entire industry together to
address industry-wide concerns.
The conference, spearheaded
by Florida Citrus Mutual s
Allied Committee, begins on
June 7 with the 2006 Florida Cit-
rus Mutual Annual Board of
Directors Business Meeting, Past
Presidents Reception and Leg-
islative Forum.
On June 8, educational
opportunities for growers regard-
ing invasive pests and diseases,
insurance and water issues will
be held. That evening, an Indus-
try Banquet will feature the
industry political allies, a Silent
and Live Auction and recognition
of active leaders in the citrus
community.


Fishing and golf tournaments
and a family Luau Dinner will
conclude the conference on June
9.
Additional conference activi-
ties include other citrus associa-
tion meetings, spouse and family
activities and opportunities to
interact with fellow industry
members and elected officials.
"Last year's conference was a
huge success and we are already
looking forward to this industry-
wide event," said Jay Clark, Flori-
da Citrus Mutual's interim execu-
tive vice president/CEO. "Space
is limited, so we encourage
growers and industry representa-
tives to register soon."
For more information regard-
ing registration or sponsorship
opportunities, please visit Mutu-
al's Web site at www.flcitrusmu-
tual.com or contact Heather
Russo, Florida Citrus Mutual's
membership coordinator, at
(863) 682-1111 ext. 212 or
heatherr@flcitrusmutual.com.


By Tom Nordlie
University of Florida
PLANT CITY, Fla. Spring is
in the air and snakes may be
underfoot, so two University of
Florida experts have developed
a free program to protect chil-
dren from potentially dangerous
encounters with the reptiles.
"Snakes become more active
this time of year, and children
need to know what to do if they
see one," said Steve Johnson, an
assistant professor with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences. "With Florida's rapid
growth there are many areas
where homes and schools are
close to snake habitat."
The program, "Dealing with
Venomous Snakes in Florida
School Yards," helps teachers,
parents and other concerned
adults teach children to avoid
snakes. Consisting of four docu-
ments and a CD-ROM, it also
explains how to identify ven-
omous species, handle
snakebite emergencies and dis-
courage snakes from approach-
ing homes and schools.
Mr. Johnson, who is sta-


tioned at UF's Gulf Coast
Research and Education Center
campus in Plant City, developed
the program with Martin Main, a
UF associate professor at UF's
Southwest Florida Research and
Education Center in Immokalee.
Released in February, the
program was created in
response to concerns voiced by
several Florida schools about
snakes entering school yards,
particularly during spring, John-
son said.
Florida has 45 native snake
species, but only six are consid-
ered dangerous the Eastern
diamondback rattlesnake, tim-
ber rattlesnake, pygmy rat-
tlesnake, cottonmouth, copper-
head and coral snake.
"Fortunately, people seldom
encounter three of those species
in Florida," Mr. Johnson said.
"Coral snakes live primarily
underground; timber rat-
tlesnakes and copperheads are
found only in limited parts of
North Florida, though they're
common in surrounding states."
Adults don't need to be snake
experts to help children stay


safe, he said. All youngsters real-
ly need to be taught is to respect
snakes and be aware that some
species are dangerous. The pro-
gram emphasizes that children
should leave snakes alone and if
they see a snake they should tell
an adult immediately.
"There's no need to make
children fear snakes, but you
want to instill caution," Mr.
Johnson said. "Most bite inci-
dents happen when people
approach snakes deliberately."
About 6,000 snakebite cases
are reported to U.S. poison-con-
trol centers each year, one-third
of them involving venomous
species, according to a 2002 arti-
cle in the New England Journal
of Medicine. Less than 10
snakebite fatalities occur in the
United States each year.
Adults can reduce the chance
of snake encounters around
homes and schools by mowing
frequently and removing brush
piles and other debris that can
shelter snakes. They should also
supervise children at play out-
doors.
"This is a great time of year to


enjoy Florida's natural beauty,"
Mr. Johnson said. "We're not
discouraging anyone from being
active, we're just saying a few
precautions can ensure that
everybody goes home happy."
The four documents used in
the program may be useful to
anyone interested in outdoor
activities, child care or emer-
gency medical treatment. They
are available through UF's Elec-
tronic Data Information Source
(EDIS) system:
"Dealing with Venomous
Snakes in Florida School Yards" -
- http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW225;
"Emergency Snakebite
Action Plan"
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW226;
"Preventing Encounters
Between Children and Snakes" -
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW227;
"Recognizing Florida's Ven-
omous Snakes" -
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW229.
The CD-ROM, "Venomous
Snakes of Florida" is available
from Johnson at
johnsons@wec.ufl.edu. Please
include the words "snake pres-
entation" in the subject line.


Alico hires president and chief operating officer


LABELLE Alico Inc., a leading
landholder and one of the South's
best known agribusiness compa-
nies, is pleased to announce it has
hired Dr. Dan L. Gunter as its pres-
ident and chief operating officer.
Dr. Gunter has extensive sen-
ior leadership experience in the
citrus industry, including his most
recent position as executive direc-
tor of the Florida Department of
Citrus. From 1992 through 2000,
Dr. Gunter served as an officer in
various executive positions for
Vitality Beverages, Inc., with a
focus on sales. and marketing
management, as well as specific


operating P&L responsibilities.
He has also held the positions of
assistant and associate professor
in the Food and Resource Eco-
nomics department at the Univer-
sity of Florida. He holds a Masters
degree in Business Management
from the University of Arkansas,
as well as a Ph.D. in Agricultural
Economics from the University of
Tennessee.
Dr. Gunter will join the compa-
ny effective April 17, 2006 and will
report to John R. Alexander,
Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer. According to Mr. Alexan-
der, "We are pleased with the


knowledge, leadership and man-
agement experience of Dr.
Gunter, who we believe will help
Alico strategically fulfill its evolv-
ing mission and vision. Perhaps
more importantly, his manage-
ment and oversight of our
agribusiness operations will
enable me to better focus on
managing Alico's real estate
assets and building our internal
real estate expertise."

About Alico, Inc.
Alico, Inc., an agribusiness
company operating in Central


and Southwest Florida, owns
approximately 136,000 acres of
land located in Collier, Hendry,
Lee and Polk Counties. Alico is
involved in various operations
and activities including citrus fruit
production, cattle ranching, sug-
arcane, sod production, and
forestry. Alico also leases land for
farming, cattle grazing, recreation
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Grant funds available for auto service tech certification


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
today announced today that Work-
force Florida, Inc., will work with
his department to connect employ-
ers to worker training funds for
auto repair shops, one of the many
businesses that the department
regulates.
"I would encourage any busi-
ness that is seeking financial assis-
tance in the training of its workers
to contact Workforce Florida,"
Bronson said. "From our point of
view, increased training of workers
provides better service to con-


sumers of this state, fewer cus-
tomer service disputes and fewer
consumer complaints to our
department."
According to the independent,
non-profit National Institute for
Automotive Service Excellence
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sumers had no way to distinguish
between incompetent and compe-
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improve the quality of vehicle
repair and service through the test-
ing and certification of repair and
service professionals.
At present, there are about
420,000 professionals nationally


that hold current certifications.
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franchises, and more.
According to Florida's Agency
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individuals employed in 2004 as
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mechanics. The average hourly
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wages averaging $10.23 and work-
ers with experience averaging
$19.99 an hour.
"It is a wonderful opportunity


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auto repair industry who can bene-
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Weekly road construction report


Motorists are reminded to drive
with care through road construc-
tion zones. Road construction in
your county continues through
the remainder of this week.
Glades County
U.S. 27: From CSX railroad
crossing to north of SR 29 (5.7
miles): Construction project -
The roadway improvements con-
sist of resurfacing the existing
pavement and modifying the U.S.
27/SR 29 intersection median.
Motorists should expect one lane
to be closed for paving operations.
The speed limit has been reduced
in the work zone. The contractor
is Better Roads, Inc.
U.S. 27: At Moore Haven


Bridge: Maintenance project -
No lane closures are anticipated at
this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving traf-
fic while crews repair and replace
street lighting on the bridge.
Hendry County
SR 80: From Ford Street to
Cowboy Way: Maintenance proj-
ect Motorists should expect
intermittent lane closures in the
eastbound and westbound lanes
with possible slow moving traffic
while crews work on cleaning the
pipes in the roadway. Flagmen
will be on site to assist with traffic.
SR 29: From Collier County line
to F Road: Maintenance project -
No lane closures are anticipated at


this time, but motorists should
expect slow moving traffic while
crews clean the roadside ditches.
U.S. 27: North of Clewiston to
SR 80: Maintenance project No
lane closures are anticipated at
this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving traf-
fic while crews work on guardrail
replacement.
U.S. 27: At Lewis Boulevard
and the intersection of U.S. 27 and
SR 80: Maintenance project No
lane closures are anticipated at
this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving traf-
fic while crews repair and replace


street lighting.

Okeechobee
SR 70: From W. of U.S. 98 to W
of 7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles): Con-
struction project Work contin-
ues to widen and reconstruct the
existing two-lane roadway to four
lanes with a center dual left turn
lane. The work includes drainage
improvements, signals, and street
lighting. Work currently includes
storm drainage and roadway con-
struction at various locations
throughout the project. The con-
tractor is Russell Engineering.


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

Equal Opportunity Employer


Leaf Harvest Supervisor
Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc., a major agricultural
firm has an entry-level, year-round, salaried position
opening in western Palm Beach County. This is an
outdoor position supervising crews harvesting bulk
process leaf, and leaf hand cut/pack to orders. Addi-
tional duties include processing payrolls, computing
pack-outs, and other harvest reports. Minimum re-
quirements includes 2 years of college, a current
valid driver's license, and requires some out-of-state
travel. Ability to speak Spanish and familiarity with
Microsoft Word and Excel strongly encouraged with
prior experience supervising agricultural labor a plus.
Competitive wage and benefits package including a
company vehicle, bonus, retirement, and 401 K. Send
resume to Al Loret de Mola, Human Resources Man-
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address: alberto@duda.com or call 561-996-7621
ext. 5264 M-F 8:00am 5:00pm to be considered for
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are: a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
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For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440

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HELP WANTED
Sidewalk & Bridge Foreman for Hendry County Road &
Bridge. Clean driving record. Must have Class D or higher
drivers license, High School Diploma/GED or 2 years experi-
ence in concrete construction to include knowledge or con-
struction plans, measurements, forming, pouring finishing,
supervision and other related experience. Pay range $30,160
and $36,400 annually depending upon experience.
Forklift Operator/Assistant at the Recycling & Hazardous
Waste Collection Center in LaBelle. CDL license preferred.
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 Clewis-
ton.
GIS Coordinator for the LaBelle office. Must have Bachelor of
Science from an accredited college or university in computer
science, geography, or related field with considerable experi-
ence in the use of geographic information systems or 8 yrs
equivalent experience.
The positions are full time with medical benefits, retirement,
sick and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled. Job description & ap-
plications 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'sliduld contact Hendry County Commis-
sioner HR Department


FAMILY HOME CARE
A Medicare Certified
Home Health Agency has immediate openings
for experienced professionals.
DIRECTOR OF NURSING
FL RN License
Clinical & Management experience.
REGISTERED NURSE: Full Time/ Part Time
(Per Diem positions also available).
MARKETER/ INTAKE COORDINATOR
PHYSICAL THERAPY Full Time / Part Time
(Per Diem also available).
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: Per Diem
SPEECH THERAPY: Per Diem
CNA / HOME HEALTH AIDE:
Full Time / Part Time. Offers excellent benefits.
(Per Diem positions also available).
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GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
Bachelor's or higher in the area of
Guidance and Counseling. Appropriate
licensure, training and certification
in the area of Guidance and Counseling.
Knowledge of the educational system
and in particular special ed. & the
individual ed. plan process.

SPEECH THERAPIST
Master's in Speech & Language
Pathology. FL License. Min. 3 yrs. exp.
with children from birth to high school.

INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE:
Assist with all aspects of classroom
teaching. AS degree or higher.

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Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Moore Haven -
System Operator
Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking applicants for the
position of System Operator. This is a position requiring the
constant exercise of discretion and independent judgment with
respectto load management, outage management, switching
orders, clearances, and power quality including the
assignment and direction of employees in safe and efficient
operating procedures in their responsibility. The applicant
must be able to work shifts and extended outages. We offer
an excellent salary commensurate with experience and an
outstanding benefit package.
Employee Applications may be obtained at any GEC Office.
Resumes may be e-mailed to ybradley@gladesec.com
or faxed to (863)946-3028.
GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
and a Drug Free Workplace.


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TEACHER
(Brighton Reservation)

BA in Early Childhood Education. FL
Teachers Cert. for Kindergarten. Min.
5 years Kindergarten teaching
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Knowledge of Kindergarten curriculum.
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5+ years of experience as a journeyman level mechan-
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repair industrial equipment such as pumps, motors,
conveying systems, hydraulics, turbines, gear boxes
and related equipment.

Welders
Perform welding on various types of steel structures,
pressurized vessels and pressurized piping. Able to
weld with mig and tig. Ability to use a plasma cutter, air
arc and acetylene torch.
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Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com
Employment Office on WC Owen in Clewiston
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed
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couraged to apply. We maintain a drug-free workplace
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CURRICULUM COORDINATOR
Pahokee Pals "out-of-school childcare program"
has immediate need for a curriculum coordina-
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social, emotional, and physical enhancement.
Also researches and coordinates all aspects of
community events for the children. Degree in
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years experience working with children and ado-
lescents in a structured environment preferred.
Fax resumes to Cassandra Osborne,
561-924-3595 or call 561-924-5677. Catholic
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CORRECTION OFFICERS
The Glades County Sheriff's
Office is accepting appli-
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cers. Certified and not
certified must complete a
tabe test. Starting salary is
$10.00 per hour.
Benefits include health and
life insurance, dental insu-
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Applications may be picked
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nue J, Moore Haven, Flori-
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tors, compressors, cars,
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heavy equipment and com-
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declared emergencies. High
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equivalency diploma. Four
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New Grads Welcome $26/hr.
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knowledge of 3rd party payers.
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merican Assoc. of Labor
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RECEPTIONIST
Job opening for an upbeat
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great with people and pays
attention to detail. Our com-
pany is offering a full-time
position located in Moore
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you will be responsible for
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Books Magazines535
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Musical Instruments 660
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Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
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cond. $1000 (863)763-5881
FIREPLACE MANTEL- Oak
w/surround. Painted Unique
Excellent condition. $300.
(863)763-4982
Wood Burning Cook Stove,
antique, exc. cond., $300.
(863)675-4858


CHEST FREEZER Frigidaire,
brand new, paid $350 selling
$150 must move
(863)946-0642









Thursday, March 23, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


WASHER Frigidaire, Super
Capacity 16 cycles, Heavy
duty $50 (863)697-2173



BUILDING SALE! "Go Di-
rect/Save!" 20x26 Now
$5100. 25x30 $6800. 30x40
$10,600. 40x60 $16,600.
Extensive range of sizes and
models. Extensive range of
sizes and models. Doors/ac-
cessories optional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.



LUMBER: 14 Treated 2x6x10
Ft. $70 for all, will sep.
(772)201-8932 OKEECHOBEE
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.
SCREEN ROOM MATERIALS:
Walls, Roof Panels & Doors.
$1000. (772)201-8932 OKEE-
CHOBEE
SHELVES 5/4 solid oak, Rout-
ed edges. Finished. Steel
arms Worth $2000. Now
$500 (863)674-0429



GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal. New, never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2813
Natl. Pagent Dress 5/6 Beauti-
ful custom-made by Nancy
Landers $450
(863)467-2952



PRECIOUS MOMENTS- (10) 1
Signed. Asking $150 for all
or will sell separate
(863)357-1560




COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158
Laptop Computer, Windows
XP, Microsoft Office, Modem
& DSL card. Complete, just
$325(863)843-0158
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257



COFFEE TABLES (3) 1
round, black. 1 glass top. 1
w/ 2 end tables. $150 for all,
will separate. (863)467-1325
COUCH- Earth, Multi color, 7',
Primarily blue, Over stuffed,
3 cushion. Less than 2yrs
old $125 neg 863-634-3866
DRESSERS- 2, Sm Entertain-
nTiri, ii Cri' Le table, Arm
ena ir 1 50. r g
(863)634-3866
OFFICE DESK- Modern &
Oak 2 drawer Filing Cabinet
$100. Will separate
(863)763-4658
RECLINER LOVESEAT- Like
new, Leather, Pastel green,
Pd $1500 Asking $500.
(863)357-2233 Okee.
RECLINER- olive green, like
new, asking $125 or best of-
fer (863)824-0739
SOFA & CHAISE LOUNGE-
Lge, modern, full back cush-
ions, pale green/beige, 2yrs
old $500 (863)467-2435
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- maple,
good condition, $50
(863)763-8146
TABLE- Round, Solid wood,
w/leaf. 4 Matching Captains
chairs on wheels. Cream,
$100. (863)634-3866




GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter, $135.
(863)946-3123



HAWKINS- .50 Caliber. Cap
block muzzle loader. Beautiful
wood stock & recoil pad Exc
cond $185. 863-467-8578
ROTTWELL MODEL 650 TRAP
made in Belgium, never im-
ported, brought over. 12ga,
30" f/m, $1500
(937)215-0307




PATIO SET- in good cond.
blue and white $50
(863)763-8146 t



ACTION SCOOTER, 3 Wheeler
Heavy Duty. Excellent condi-
tion. $650. or best offer
(863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. Also reclines $425. or
best offer (863)467-4328.


WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
heavy duty batteries. Good
cond. $550. (863)675-0104



AIR BRUSH VAC- Taasche
Good condition. $15.
(863)675-2596
Fixed Wing Ultra Light Air-
Plane, partly finished, $1800
or best offer. (906)281-2127
MOVING SALE!!!
Household items & Garage
Items. Includes tools, furniture
and more! (772)201-8932
RIVER SLOT MACHINE w/ 200
coins $225 or best offer
(863)824-6799 or
863)697-3944
WELDER TRAILER, single ax-
le, capable of holding gas
powered welder, $150 or
est offer. (954)520-6707


MUSIC EQUIPMENT- to much
to list, Everything needed for
concert and home recording
Call (863)697-3345



ADBA REG RED NOSE PIT
BULL PUPS- $350 each,
Please call (863)634-0119
BIRDS- Aviary for small birds,
8x10, movable, 50 or more
birds, $1000 cash
(863)675-3032
DOG BOX, decent shape, 2
kennel, $150 or best offer.
(954)520-6707
KOI
Colorful Pond Fish
2"-18", $3.00- $100.
239-289-7511
LOP EARED BUCK RABBIT-
$5 (863)675-4981 LaBelle
area
PEKINGESE PUPS- all shots,
CKC, beautiful, all colors/sizes,
$300-400 will deliver.
(863)983-5597
POT BELLY PIG BABY- pure-
bred, $25 (863)675-4981
LaBelle area
YEARLING BEEFMASTER
BULL- $800
(863)675-0218 La Belle



HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123



PROJECTION TV 48" great
cond. $500 or best offer
(863)763-3327



AIR COMPRESSOR- 11hp
Honda, 250 gal. Good condi-
tion. $500. (772)342-7304
AIR COMPRESSOR- 3 phase
power, 10 hp Westinghouse,
175 psi, $1000
(863)528-3332
CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9", Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75. Or best
offer. 410-228-7137
GENERATOR-'05, 15KW, 100
amp transfer switch 4 yr ex-
tended warr. Never used
$3600. (863)634-2342
GENERATOR- 25 KW self con-
tained/Propane. Excellent
condition. $2500.
(772)342-7304



ADULT OVD'S- (12) new for
$100 firm. No call after 8pm
please (863)634-3783



Trailer for 18' to 20' Pontoon
. i Bp. ,(863)763-8872
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 Hay Bailer, used,
(863)763-2936
Wanted to Buy: Morgan Silver
Dollars and Old US Coins.
Single coins, accumulations,
entire collections. Littleton
Coin Company Since 1945.
Call (800)581-2646, e-mail
.coinbuy@littletoncoin.com.
Mention code B8K920.


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 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn t Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds,' Plants/
Flowers 865




HORSE TRAILER- Good condi-
tion. $1500. Firm
(239)694-5611
PAINT MARE- 4-5yr old, green
broke. Sweet disposition.
$1000 or best offer.
(863)763-2379

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Hum
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
fieds.



LAWN CART: 3x4, Good con-
dition. $200. (863)357-5754


Murray lawn Mower, 4.5 hp,
22", Irg whls, Black & Decker
leaf blower & Crftsmn edger
$200 neg. (863)763-7613
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
25 hp, 45" cut. Like new
$1850 or best offer.
(863)634-2342
RIDING MOWER for parts,
42", for parts only! motor,
tires, battery good, deck shot
$20 (931)337-1053 or
(863)3571236



CALVES all kinds, healthy,
shots, wormed, will deliver,
$200 & up. Cows avail.
$350 & up, (863)235-0829.
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent ,345
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



ORTONA- Near river, Unfurn,
3br, 2ba, garage, AC, heat
canal, oaks, orange trees,
Quiet! 15 mins to La Belle
$950/mo, Lst/sec
(248)939-1447
inaQel932(@aol.com









-Build To Suit-

Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.

Belle Glade Area







Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,
Townhouses Sale10l15
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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



MONTURA, 3br, 2ba, New
Home. 1 + ac. Owner financ-
ing. (863)675-6129
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, 4/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $175,000.
Call owner: 863-673-5071.

Riverfront Home
LaBelle
Dock/Lift Boathouse
2BR/2BA
Appraised $675,000
Quick Sale Price
$599,000
Owner financing,
Will trade for
acreage.
305-481-1316 or
863-234-1814.


|rfl q i:tltllilInlll
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





LOOKING TO OWN LAND? In-
vest in rural acreage
throughout America; coastal,
mountain, waterfront proper-
ties. 20 to 200 acres. FREE,
monthly Special Land Re-
ports: www:land-want-
ed.com/sw.



Large Corner Lot, improved.
Trees: orange, grape fruit,
palm, rosewood, bottle
brush, 500ft. to Caloosa-
hatchee River. Just west of
Lake Okeechobee. Boat &


river view, trailer and shed
will be moved by owner.
$49,000 (262)994-1677
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES,
1.25 ac. Near Clewiston in
growing Hendry County, FL.
Good location on Datil St.
Community with Recreation
Center & swimming pool.
Asking $45,000.00 E-mail:
Neidajim@comast.net
732-656-0214



GOLF LOT SALE! Blue Ridge
Mountains! Near Asheville,
NC. Beautifully wooded
homesites on 18-hole Dye
designed golf course. Unbe-
lievable incentives. Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 X 1047
cherokeevalleysc.com.


bile Hom
sale'., I


Eagle's Nest


Estates

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

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



n WALTERS-SCHRADER 7 6 306
AR UCTIO COMPANY IN 772 "468"8306


ASHEVILLE, NC AREA
ACREAGE Private, gated
mountain community with
over 4 miles of riverfront. 1
to 8+ acres from the $60s.
Incredible views! Custom
community lodge with
mountain spas, riverwalk.
Call (866)292-5762. Bear
River Lodge.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC MOUNTAINS. Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & Invest-
ments. Cherokee Mountain
Realty GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy www.cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.
COASTAL NC WATERFRONT!
1.5 Acres- $99,900. Beauti-
fully wooded, great views,
pristine shoreline, deep
boatable water! Enjoy access
to ICW, Sound Atlantic.
Paved road, underground
utilities. Excellent financing.
Call now (800)732-6601 x
1510.
FINAL CLOSEOUT- Lake Bar-
gains! April 8/ 9. Water ac-
cess from $34,900 with
FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO
CLOSING COSTS! Huge
$5,000 savings on beautiful-
ly wooded parcels at 34,000
acre lake Tennessee. Enjoy
unlimited water recreation.
Surrounded by state forest.
Excellent financing! Call
(800)704-3154, x 722 TN
Land Partners, LLC.
Lakefront and Lakeview Prop-
erties Nestled in the hills of
Tennessee on the shores of
pristine Norris Lake. Call
Lakeside Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit
www. lakesiderealty-tn.com.
Large Mtn. Land Bargains,
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris-
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
Views, Streams. www.live-
inwv.com.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
.www.exitmurphy.com.
NC MOUNTAINS 10.51 acres
on mountain top in gated
community, view, trees, wa-
terfall & large public lake
nearby, paved private ac-
cess, $119,500 owner
( 8 6 6 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
(866)789-8535
www.NC77.com.
Near Baxley, GA. 6,200 sqft
cypress house/lodge on 95
acres with 3 acre pond. Ex-
cellent location, beautiful
home. Hunting & Fishing
Paradise. $650,000.
(912)632-8916.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAIN/LAKE LOTS. Deep wa-
ter dockable lots from

$134,900. New Properties
Now Available! NClake-
front.com Realty
800)659-6017 or
(828) 2 2 8 6 1 9 9
www.nclakefront.com.
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN
ACREAGE Gated mountain
community bordering a large
lake. Spectacular views.
Community boat ramp, pri-
vate boat slips. Between
Chattanooga & Knoxville.
Call today (866)292-5769.
Gates of the River.
TN WATERFRONT MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY Scenic home-
sites surrounding Lake Bark-
ley. 1 to 6 acre view sites &
5 to 40 acre privacy sites
from the 40's. 90 min to
Nashville. Grand opening of
Phase II on now! Call
(866)339-4966.
WATERFRONT BARGAINS!
Lake Access from
$202/month!* Direct Lake-
front starting at $99,900!
ONE DAY ONLY LAND SALE!
SATURDAY, MARCH 25,
2006 Just 20 minutes from
Augusta, GA Excellent fi-
nancing available Call today
for an early appointment!
(888)LAKE-SALE x 1030
*Based on purchase price of
$39,900 w/10% down, fixed
rate of 6.75% for 5 yrs,
15-year term w/balloon pay-
ment due at the end of 5 yrs.
Terms and rates subject to
change without notice. Void
where prohibited by law.


Western New Mexico Private
62 Acre Ranch $110,990
Mt. views, trees, rolling hills,
pastureland, borders BLM.
1930's stone homestead
with 2 barns. Horseback rid-
ing, hiking, hunting. Perfect
family ranch, electricity.
100% financing. NALC.,
(866)365-2825.



TODAY TURN YOUR
VACANT LAND
INTO BIG $$$$
I will buy your vacant lot or
land for cash. Close in week.
Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
561-441-2800



Motivated Investor wants to
Liquidate 2 Units in Jade
Beach, Sunny Isle, FL. 38th
Floor Unit "E" and 28th Floor
Unit "C". email:
RMW@ROCKLANDFINAN-
CIAL.COM Call Robert
(818)224-4555.



DESTIN, FLORIDA. Directly on
the Water, NEW Boutique
Hotel. Harbor Beach, Pool.
Steps to Finest Restaurants.
Minutes to Gulf, Golf, Shop-
ping. Introductory Rate.
www.innondestinharbor.com
(800)874-0470.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2])05
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent l015
Mobile Homes Sale 2h20




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



PIONEER PLANTATIONS- 3/2
dbl wide, Ig porch, 40 acres,
$800/mo, 1st. Lst &
sec,(954)649-6641



HENDRY COUNTY- 1995
Palm Harbor Masterpiece,
28x52, 3/2, open floor plan,
Zone 3 wind storm,16x16
deck, appliance, exc cond,
orig owner, buyer pays mov-
ing. $32,900 (863)675-1490
or (239)728-2484
MOBILE HOME 50x12, fur-
nished, 36x10 Fl Room, patio,
deck, 157 Meadow Lot camp-
ground Ortona, $14,000 neg.


Recreation

R1111100

Boats 3205
Campers., RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



14' BOAT- unsinkable, fiber-
glass, fish finder, trir, used
twice, Call for information
(863)675-2941
BAYLINER-'77, Outboard, 16',
Runs good. $2500. or best
offer.(863)634-7108
BOAT, 20 Ft., Center Console
w/T-Top, V4 115 Evinrude mo-
tor. Dbl. axle Brake Away trail-
er. $2500 (863)467-8580
PONTOON BOAT, 20' LOWES,
40 hp Honda, 4 stroke, like
new w/trailer, awnings & ex-
tra's. $5800. (863)467-6696
PONTOON BOAT- 26', 50HP
Evinrude, needs work, gobd
project, $1400 neg
(863)467-5725 for more info
RANGER BASS BOAT- 16'6",
115hp Mariner engine. Low
hrs, very clean. $8200.
(561)662-4504
RENKIN, 19', w/85hp John-
son, troll, mtr., nice trlr, wa-
ter test, runs strong, $1800.
(937)336-2855
TIDECRAFT PRO BASS BOAT;
on trailer, runs great, $2500
or best offer (561)281-5429



CHEVY HERIT MOTORHOME-
'84, Runs great. Needs some
work on the inside. $2500.
Or best offer
(863)634-7108


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-721-5299


HRC, '86 Class C, 24', Ford
350, 68k mi., generator, 7
new tires, awning, sleeps 6,
Will Deliver. $6500.
(239)262-3024
JAYCO 1991 21/2 Ft., Eagle
5th wheel. Everything works.
5th wheel or Goose neck hitch
incl. $5500 (863)467-6696
RV- '1991, 35', with 30'x10'
screen porch. $5500 Call
863)763-9135 for more in-
ormation.
RV SHELTER: 12 Ft. x 24Ft. x
13Ft. H. Like new. Commercial
15 yr. top. Easy to move. No
permit. $1000 863-467-6696
SLIDE IN CAMPER- 8ft, self
contained, air, for 1/2 ton
truck $700 (863)357-1052




FISHING TROLLING MOTORS
(2) wall controls, 12 & 24
volt, new never used, $450
(561)622-0736
KAYAKS- 2, 14', Like new,
$750. (863)763-4982



HARLEY DAVIDSON FXRT '84-
collectors item, $8000
(863)763-6016 MUST SEE!
YAMAHA 400 DIRT BIKE, '85,
good cond., shows 793 mi.,
runs good, $850.
(561)718-8580.




GO CART & SUZUKI 185cc
4-wheeler, both run! $600 or
best offer, will separate
863-697-9598



FRANKLIN, '06, 33', 2 slide-
outs, fully loaded, sleeps 6,
w/d, $19,000.
(302)983-8125 cell


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 405
Foreign Cars 4(03
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4-10
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 40loj
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CHEVY CAMARO Z-28 1982,
runs great! Must sell $1200
or best offer 863-697-9598
FORD MUSTANG 5.0 LX 1990
Convertible. 39K Fully auto-
matic. Updated A/C System. 1
Owner $6500 (863)467-8522
FORD TEMPO GL, '93, for
parts, car does run, $250.
(863)675-7878
HONDA ACCORD DX 1987,
auto, 57k actual miles,
$1200 (863)824-6799 or
(863)697-3944
Mercury Marquis LS, '90, 5.0,
V8, low mi., good body &
int., cold a/c, great trans.,
$2500. (863)467-6805

D)on1t Miss

This One
MUSTANG '02- V6, auto, PW,
PL, white w/tan inter. 39K
mi, exc cond., $9200
(302)245-0401 Dover
OLDS CUTLASS CIERA '94-
4dr, auto, PW/PL/PS, cold
AC, AM/FM stereo/cass
$1400(863)673-4151
OLDS DELTA 88- '84, 68k
orig. mi. New tires, 2 owner
car. Good cond. $2800.
(863)763-4576



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




CHEVY TRUCK FRAME- With
axles. Good for a buggy.
$200. (863)228-2351
JEEP RENEGADE 1991, 4x4,
Auto., Mint condition. New en-
gine & brakes. 400 mis. on en-
gine. $7800 (863)467-6696



GOLF CART, '89 Club Car,
36v, with charger, new seat
& tires, $900 or best offer.
(863)467-5616
GOLF CART- Club Car, 48V
elec, w/batt charger, also
roof, $1300 (863)763-8714


GOLF CART- Easy Go, 36
volts, w/charger, looks &
runs good, well worth price
$600 (423)502-2214 Lorida


CARBURETED HEAD- 350,
with 202 valve $200.
(863)763-5067
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $175
(863)467-4328.
MUSTANG WHEELS, for '93,
w/center caps, fair cond., 4
P205/65R15 Regent Sigma
tires, $200. (561)718-8580
TIRES on rims, from Jeep
Wrangler, brand new
30/9.50/R15 Lt, Goodyear
$450 (863)634-3261
TONNEAU COVER- off 8ft bed,
Ford, $450 or best offer
(863)467-7428
TOYOTA STOCK RIMS- 15",
For a pickup, asking $20 for
all 4 (863)467-1308
Truck Bed, Lights, Bumper Tail
Gate for '99-'01 Ford F150,
white in color, $350 or best
offer. (863)946-1138



Chevy S10 1990, runs great
good work truck $900 firm
(863)228-0031
DODGE DAKOTA '94- no title,
$500 (863)763-3451
ISUZU PU '91- AC, runs good,
4 cyl, $1000 (772)618-0607
LEER FIBERGLASS TOPPER-
Off Ranger step side. Snug
up to the cab type. $300.
(863)763-2379
PICKUP 1973 GMC for parts,
rebuild able 350 engine,
good tires, mirrors etc. $200
(239)357-5984



CHEVY BLAZER, 4 Door, V6
motor, Runs & Drives good.
$2500 (863)673-4470



TRAILER- 5'x8', With ramp.
Excellent condition. $550.
(863)357-5754



CHEVY- 3'4 Tc;ir Vi '' 7
or13 :i 11, hi.] 1I- rliltS
i '- .".y o J -,

DODGE-'84, 15 Passenger, 1
ton, Nice seats, $1490
(863)673-0782 or
863)674-0837


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La~d --Sal


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


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Public Notices



Public Notice 51)05
State Public
Legal Notice 55uSS




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
PRIDE PROPERTIES, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs. CASENO.05-CA-224
PRINCE G. DIXON and
BEVERLY A.M. DIXON,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is given Lnat pursuant to Summary
Final Judgment dated the 14th day of
March, 2006 in Case No. 05-CA-224
of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for Glades County, Florida, in
which PRIDE PROPERTIES, INC., is
the Plaintiff and PRINCE G. DIXON and
BEVERLY A.M. DIXON are the Defen-
dants, and I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the Glades
County Courthouse in Moorehaven,
Glades County, Florida at 11:00 A.M.
on April 6, 2006 the following de-
scribed property set forth in Exhibit
"A" and set forth in the Order of Sum-
mary Final Judgment.
The South one-half (1/2) of the Northeast
quarter (NE 1/4) of the Northeast quar-
ter (NE /4) cf Section 1, Township 42
South, Range 28 East, Glades County,
Florida. Together with and including
easement described as and being: The
South 30.00 feet of the West 691.84
feet of the South one-half (S 1/2) of
the Northeast quarter (NE 1/4) of the
Northeast quarter (NE 1/4) of Section
1, Township 42 South, Range 28 East,
Glades County, Flonda.
DATED: 3/15/06
JOE FLINT
GLADES COUNTY CLERK OFCOURT
BY: JENNIFER BEVIS
Deputy Clerk
122314 CGS 3/23,30/06
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTORIANO VAZQUEZ
and AMARILIS VAZQUEZ
Plaintiff
vs.
JUAN F. MOLINA and NUBIA MOLINA,
his wife and MARIA M. QUINONES and
FERNANDO E. ZAMORANO,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
Quiet Title on the following property in
Hendry County, Florida:
Lots 11 and 12, Block 26 of Montura
Ranch Estates First Subdivision ac-
cording to the Plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 3 Fi,. -. .ir And 39 of
the Public i;. ... i n C..:, County,
Florida.
Has filed against you, and you are re-
ired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Elizabeth A.
Merceret, Esq., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 1800 West 49th
Street, Suite 332, Hialeah, Florida
33012 on or before 30 days from the
date of first publication of this notice
and file the original with the clerk of
'this court either before service on
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
DATED on the 9t day of March, 2006.
As Clerk of the Court
By/S/R. DeLaCruz
As Deputy Clerk
120989 CGS 3/16,23,30; 4/6/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CONRAD SPURLOCK and BARBARA
SPURLOCK, husband and wife,
Plaintiff
v CaseNo.: 06-196-CA
The Unknown heirs, spouses, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants claiming
by, through, under or against JAMES
CROOKE, DECEASED and CAROL
CROOKE, DECEASED, and any and all
unknown parties claiming by. through,
under and against the herein named in-
dividual Defendant who are not known
to be dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties may claim an interest
as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees.
or other claimants,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, The Unknown heirs,
spouses, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or oth-
er claimants claiming by, through,
under, or against JAMES CROOKE ,
DECEASED and CAROL CROOKE, DE-
CEASED: and any and all unknown

al Defendant who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties may claim an interest as
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, or
other claimants; AND ALL OTHERS
WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet tile on the following real property
in Hendry County, Florida:
LOT 13, BLOCK J: The Southwest 1/4 of
the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
of the Southeast 1/4, in Section 27,
Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida
LOT 14, BLOCK J: The Southeastl/4 of
the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
of theSoutheast 1/4, in Section 27,
Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida
LOT 15, BLOCK J: The Southwest 1/4 of
the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
of the Southeast 1/4, in Section 27,
Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida
LOT 16, BLOCK J: The Southeast 1/4 of
the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
of the Southeast 1/4, in Section 27,
Township 43 South, Range 31 East.
Hendry County, Florida
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Alison C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before April 23, 2006, and file
rT ,H, j' lll I l ir1 IIl Iih- i:, Irl. I ,', ii
attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a Default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
Dated on this the 8th day of March,
2006.
BARBARABUTLER
Clerk ofCircuit Court
/S/R. DeLaCruz
Deputy Clerk
122029 CGS 3/23,30;4/6,13/06
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
03/25/2006 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1025
Cute V. Stokes J-42
Furniture, mattresses and misc. items
Farah, Semexant 6
Bikes, baby swing and misc. items
Tammy Pierce X-2
Bikes, refg., dressers
Pastor Darryl Joyner 804
Computers, misc. items
120676 CGS 3/16,23/06
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Robbie Roland
1271 Sherwood, Clewiston,FL
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with Randy Coyle &
: *,',i I, i ih,,, =i I,:,,-: 0I.i] ai 1801
S i The

.. .. r ,-d i. i : r ; ''l i
11:00 a.m, along with the advertising
costs in the amount of $245.60. We
reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids.
120093 CGS 3/16.23/06






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Fully Landscaped Lot 943 Yacht Club Moore Haven $245,000 Paln1 Trecs &
Way, Moore Haven $30,000 Excellent Oaks
Buy. Doublewide Mobile Home, 921 Yacht
US Highway 27 5.91 acres, Zoned Club Way, Moore Haven $132,750
Commerical, $775,000 Moore Haven River Gardens lots
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Just reduced from $87,000 to $76,390 Appreciate!
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Haven, $63,000 view quiet community close to lake call
, f 1/4 ace tt, or details. Homes by Brian Sullivan NO
Lot for sale 1/4 acre tract, Moore REALTORS PLEASE!!
Haven, $25,000
Over 1/4 Acre Lot in Lakeport on REALTOR'S WANTED
11260 Click Drive, $24,000 ToJoin Our Fast Growing leaint
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CBS Construction Starter Home,
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Price Reduced $170,000
RESIDENTIAL
CLEWISTON
S4R, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D. Newly Remodeled
$84,000
SLr,. 3BR.2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Stornge Sheds w/Electric,
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$295,00 VACANT LAND
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Walker ^ smith Williams

863-677-1010 863-983-3508 .: 863-228-6867

CBS New Construction Only6 8 avail- 1)Home Improvement Business! Established 1) Montura Ranch Estates
able. 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage Texas Ave., Homeimprtuementbusinessandconveniencestore Lr i- [ Ir- TIM, s .ft-
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Pkges. LUTZ BUILDERS $151,300 Why to be opened. Loted near ihe Clubhouse in n I r L near
buy old when you can get Brand New? MnturaRanch.Alfuminurefixtures,equipmentad the club house on Hacienda.
Price Will Increase to $158.8K March i uded. Bero bossCallforGlenn Needs some work but will not
@ 677-1441 for more information. MLS# eedssomework but will not
31, 2006 Due To Hendry County 200530488 last long at $1-99,900 MLS#
Impact Fees. 2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home 200528863
No Other Listing compares to this Oversize Living Room with Cathedral
North Side on Avenida Del Rio 3bd/2ba Ceilings. Large open kitchen and formal din- 2) Pioneer Plantation 2.5
home. ar aeTi ih ou t ing room. Large rear deck with built in bbq
New aliilJrI illihrou t and gazebo. Must see at $124,900 MLS# wooded l Riviera.
ters, r turr 200540984 Listed at, 00 MLS#
key W TM Jiced 3) Reduced" 4 bedroom/2 batter 2400sq.ft- 2006045 3
$259,900 vtre ,w.i, r,.
Custom Home, 2bd/2ba home 'L4f1,1 3) Pioneer Plantation 5 acres
located in Pioneer Plantation sits on Mustsee@$129,900MLS#200521690 priced for quick sale. Partially
7.5 acres. It has a front porch and 4)'05HomesofMerit3Bedroom/2Balhhome cleared and listed at
beautiful oak tress. Call Luan for on a man mVade lil-tI Steel appliance $1 24,900 MLS# 200603592
more information! upgrade. Fin3ms with walking
dsets.Wbuy ,e eisonly$134,900
Sweetwater Ave. This property has MIS#200514068 The SMITH/WILLIAMS TEAM
many beautiful trees that include wild 5) Port Labelle Build able Lot ready for your As life long residents of
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake new home $59,900 MLS# 200512627 Clewiston, e know the area
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is 6) Land Ho!! Beautiful 10 acre parcel located ewston we know theatre
an abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres cr, AI _lj r .np 0|0 B f off of Allow us to help you with any
$74.9K Hirgh~vll IJ YIeVflJiI lle real estate needs that you
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in Sugarland Estates $219.9K 7) New Listing!! 2.5 acres in Pioneer potential buyers. .Call us
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Harlem S/D $160K PropeyrX W",,_t ,":'.hl'l .-74,900 parable market analysis on
MLS# 200614840


Sam J.
Walker

863-677-1013

Montura Tracts, I Ust, Show and Sell 1.25
Acre Tracts. Call For Information or
Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $94.9K
Mobil .r1 = .N' es in
Month
Pione ,A'tilt n 2.5
acres E DING 2
10 T Rd. @
$2..9IM mm L PENDING
5 Acres on Highway 27 going @
$275K
Just Outside of Town! Fleetwood
Home on a beautiful- V acre. The
property has a 24x30 shop with
office listed at $1 74.0K 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


bathroom- home with large
Flori also
has ted
very Ilen-
tary schools. Give 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.

Sugar Realty is proud to
announce our sponsor-
ship of the 2006 Miss
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Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132,

Mon 680
S. Jir ON~I Ilyil0 .25
acre 'femt )".', .9K

Great starter home or invest-
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RancM ij 4/2
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just +P,, ioW2,L~ 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
customers! (References
Avaiable) Call Today!!!


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1) Muse 1) Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS Home Get the moving van ready
Absolutely Perfect for your dream One Block Fro Ai farrins lMarina. because you have found your pot
home. 20 Fenced Acres w/pond. Lots Fenced Bac< ~ Trooh-.out. of gold! This 4bd/2ba home w/ an
of 10 year old pines w/ some oaks. Potential for 1 .IIl. 1209,'9K in ground swimming pool w/ an
oversize lot on the North side of
Priced below recent sales. Will Go oversize lot on the North side of
Fast! Only $409,900.00 2) W.Ventura 2bd/lba. in Brand New Clewison ust what you've been
2) US 27 Condition Readyto Move in. Hard wood looking for! Priced @ $315,000.00
Looking for the impossible? Floors, New Appliances, 8ft. Privacy MOO!T~ r n f ti cow.
Opportunity seldom knocks Fence, Big Back Yard. Don't Miss On P igs,1 p.25
twice! 5 acres on US 27 on This Great Deal! $97K. DWH Icrs c3uoed 2 noi place
the Palm Beach/ Hendry 3) New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE on but a place for living. Available for only
County line. Over 937 feeton 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With Beautiful $105,000.00
US 27 for easy access priced Pines. Home is Very Spacious With Definiel t e. IL' a 2
right for a quick sale @$275K Great Floor Plan. Place is Immaculate! Bd di Jfmay
Don't let this one get away! $108,5K. Jius Ut I1 can
3) Moore Haven River Gardens buy i". .ome
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INVITATION TO BID

Notice is hereby given that the District School Board of Hendry
County, Florida, will receive bids until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April
7, 2006 at the Hendry County School Board's Finance Office, at
which time they will be opened and tabulated.


Project Title:


Project Location:

Name of Owner:


Project Scope:





Site Examination:



Place for Receipt of Bids:







Obtaining Bid Documents:


Exterior Wall Repair Project at:
ESE Building
Clewiston, Fl
ESE Building
Clewiston, Fl 33440

Hendry County School Board
25 E. Hickpochee Ave.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Furnish all labor and materials
required to replace and repair the
designated exterior wall
components of the ESE Building.
Estimated construction budget is
$150,000.00.

A voluntary prebid meeting will be
held in the ESE Building on
Thursday, Mirch 30, 2006 at
11:30 am.

All bids shall be delivered to:
Hendry County School Board's
Finance & Purchasing Office, 111
Curry Street, LaBelle, FL, or
Mailed to: Hendry County School
Board's Finance & Purchasing
Office, RO. Box 1980, LaBelle, FL
33975.

Bidders may obtain documents,
including drawings and
specifications, by contacting the
office of Jay Ammon Architect,
Inc., 3246 Lakeview Oaks Drive,
Longwood, Florida, 32779,
telephone number (407) 333-
1977. Documents will be
distributed at no cost to the
bidders at the prebid meeting and
will be mailed to the bidders at
their request.


All bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope plainly marked
on the outside Q06-0005 Exterior Wall Repair Project at: The
ESE Building, Bid Due Date: April 7, 2006. The School Board of
Hendry County reserves the right to reject any and all bids
received, and to waive any and all Irregularities in regard thereto.
No bids may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for
receipt for bids for a period of sixty (60) calendar days without
consent of the Board.

Hendry County School Board
Sally Berg, Chairman

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of EasI
Shore Water Control District, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of East Shore
Water Control District for the year 2006 will be held at their office located at 2832
N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday, April
12th, 2006, at 9:30 A.M., in the forenoon forthe purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine, and;
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the.proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal made.
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INVITATION TO BID
Notice is hereby given that the District School Board of Hendry County,
Florida, will receive bids until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2006 at the
Hendry County School Board's Finance Office, at which time they will be
opened and tabulated
Project Title: Roofing Repair Prolect at:
Clewiston High School
Clewiston Middle School
LaBelle Middle School


Project Location:


Name of Owner:


Project Scope:




Site Examination:




Place for Receipt of Bids:




Obtaining Bid Documents:


Clewiston High School
1501 S. Francisco St.
Clewiston, Fl 33440
Clewiston Middle School
601 W. Osceola Ave.
Clewiston, FL 33440
LaBelle Middle School
8000 E. Cowboy Way
LaBelle, FL 33935


Hendry County School Board
25 E. Hickpochee Ave.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Furnish all labor and materials required to
replace and repair the designated roofing
components of Clewiston High School,
Clewiston Middle School, and. LaBelle
Middle School. Estimated construction
budget is $400,000.00.
A voluntary prebid meeting will be held in
the cafeteria of Clewlston High School on
Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 12:00 noon.
The other two sites will be examined after
this meeting.
All bids shall be delivered to: Hendry County
School Board's Finance & Purchasing
Office, 111 Curry Street, LaBelle, FL, or
Mailed to: Hendry County School Board's
Finance & Purchasing Office, RO. Box 1980,
LaBelle, FL 33975.
Bidders may obtain documents, including
drawings and specifications, by contacting
the office of Jay Ammon Architect, Inc.,
3246 Lakeview Oaks Drive, Longwood,
Florida, 32779, telephone number (407)
333-1977. Documents will be distributed at
no cost to the bidders at the prebid meeting
and will be mailed to the bidders at their
request.


INVITATION TO BID
1.01 Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners, Glades
County, Florida, is accepting DesignBuild proposals for the following project:
Project Name: ORTONA CEMETERY PAVILION
Project description: Cemetery Pavilion
1.02 Sealed bids must be submitted to'
Wendell Taylor, County Manager
Glades County Courthouse
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven FL 33471
1.03 Sealed bids will be received on:
Date: April 7, 2006
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Glades County Courthouse
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
1.04 Contractor(s) will be responsible for providing full and complete signed and
sealed set of plans.
1.05 Contractor(s) will pay $50.00 plus shipping for each set of bid plans
1.06 Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check, cashiers check, trust
company treasurers check, bank draft of any national or State bank, or bid bond
in the sum of five (5) percent of the base bid, made payable to the Glades County
Board of County Commissioners. All bids must be submitted in duplicate and re-
ceived in a seaed envelope, plainly marked on the outside with the project name,
bid number, date and name of Bidder, The Owner reserves the rightto waive mi-
nor formalizes in any bid and to accept any bid which they consider to be in their
best interest and to reject any part of, or any and all bids; however, awards will be
made to the lowest and best Bidder in the opinion and at the option of the Owner,
and their decision shall be final and conclusive. No bids shall be withdrawn for a
period of sixty (60) calendar days subsequent to the opening of bids without the
consentofthe Owner
1.07 Bid documents may be obtained or reviewed at the office of
County Manager
Glades County Courthouse
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
1.08 Questions concerning the bid may be directed n writing to the following:
Robert Jones, EMS Director
Post Office Box 365
1905 EST78 NW
Moore Have, FL 33471
863-946-0566
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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuil
Court of Broward County, Florida, on the 15th day of October 1991, in the cause
wherein First Union National Bank of Florida was plaintiff and Jorge Mercado
and MIgdalla Nieves are defendants, being Case Number 91-01899COSO (62),
in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr, as Shenif of Hendry County, Florida, have lev-
led upon all the right, title and Interest of the defendant Jorge Mercado and Mig.
dalla Nieves, In and to the following described property, to-wit:


All bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside
Q06-0007 Roofing Repair Project at: Clewiston High School, Clewiston
Middle School, and LaBelle Middle School, Bid Due Date: April 7, 2006. The
School Board of Hendry County reserves the right to reject any and all bids
received, and to waive any and all Irregularities in regard thereto. No bids
may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt for bids for a
period of sixty (60) calendar days without consent of the Board.
Hendry County School Board
Saly Berg, Chairman


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Pelican
Lake Water Control District, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Pelican
Lake Water Control District for the year 2006 will be held at their office located at
2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday,
April 12th, 2006, at 10:00 A.M., In the forenoon for the purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine, and;
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY:/s/Paul Alien, President
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March 14,2006
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
05-06-03
The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids until 3:00 p.m., on Apil 10, 2006, at
Clewston Uilities Department, 141 Central Avenue, Clewiston, Forida, at which
time and place they will be opened and read aloud.
The bids are to be submitted for:
CONTRACT FOR DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE RESIDUALS
Your bid must be in strict compliance with the Citys specifications and offer the
same or equal equipment. Any deviations from the specifications are to be ex-
plained in full detail and listed separately in a letter which will become a part of
your proposal.
A copy of the specifications may be obtained from the Clewiston Uilities Depart-
ment, 141 Central Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m.
Each bid must be in a sealed envelope and cleary marked SEWAGE RESIDUALS
DISPOSAL BID. Bids may be mailed to Kevin McCarthy, Utilities Director, 141
Central Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, 33440, or hand delivered to the same ad-
dress. No responsibility will be attached to any officers for the premature opening
of a bid not property addressed and identified.
The City of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty days and to reject
any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and intor-
malities, or to accept the bid that In its judgment best serves the City.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Iva Pittman, Deputy City Clerk
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March 14,2006
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
05-06-04
Notice s here enthat th of Cleist Foda, I renlesat sealed bids
tor te lease o approxmae acres ouan tb~e used or agnc a crops.
Bids may be mailed or hand delivered to the City of Clewiston, 115 West Ventura
Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, through April 10, 2006, until 3:00 p.m. No re-
sponsibility shall be attached to any officers for the premature opening of a bid
not properly addressed and identified. The bids will be opened immediately fol-
lowing the bid submission deadline at city hall. Bids received after 3:00 p.m. on
said date will not be considered.
The ad lease Is u to b e termI cndiats and SCicatis hichare
availaie, along wt ng cunP mme s, rom m i H, ay l I enra Ave-
nue, Clewiston, Florida. Inquiries regarding the lease should be directed to
Utilities Director Kevin McCarthy at 863-983-1454 or Waste Water Treatment
Plant Supervisor Joe Collier at 863-983-1468.
The CIty.of.,Cewisto reserve.the.riht to hold all bids fpr.60 dys and to reject
any and all s, w or whou cause, o waive ecmcal errors an or-
malites, or to accept the bid that In its judgment best serves theCity.
CITY OFCLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Iva Pittman
Deputy City Clerk
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READING A
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HELPS YOU
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Florida has zero tolerance for insurance scams
/


TALLAHASSEE Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida s chief finan-
cial officer, has permanently
revoked the license of a south
Florida insurance agent for mis-
leading five senior citizens into
purchasing annuities and life
insurance policies that caused
them to lose more than $150,000
in surrender fees and benefits.
While his clients lost money, Eric
James Brown, 36, of Delray
Beach, collected nearly $200,000
in commissions for selling the
policies. Mr. Gallagher has
ordered Brown to pay restitution
to the victims.
"We have zero tolerance for
insurance agents who deceive
our seniors and cheat them out
of their hard-earned retirement
funds," said Mr. Gallagher,
whose Division of Agent and
Agency Services conducted the
investigation on Brown. "Most
insurance agents are good cor-
porate citizens small- busi-
ness men and women who
serve our communities. Insur-
ance agents who engage in theft
and fraud give good agents a bad


name and drive up insurance
costs for all Floridians. Our mis-
sion is to bring the full force of
the law against unscrupulous
agents and to aggressively edu-
cate our seniors against these
scams."
In the last three years, Mr.
Gallagher has taken action
against 110 agents for theft and
fraud involving the elderly. Flori-
da is home to more than 2.9-mil-
lion Floridians over the age of 65
and, Gallagher said, the state's
senior population is projected to
grow by as much as 30 percent
over the next several years.
Gallagher has launched
numerous public education
campaigns, including an on-line
Senior Resource Center, at
http://www.flseniors.net/, that
provides important information
and resources on a variety of
topics from long-term-care
options to financial scams.
This month, Mr. Gallagher is
providing, at no cost, a 30-
minute video program that
offers personal stories from
actual victims of senior scams,


inside tips from a former scam
artist, and advice from investiga-
tors and senior advocates.
Senior scams can vary widely,
from misrepresentation of the
risks involved in a purchase to
outright fraud and theft. The fol-
lowing are recent cases resulting
from department investigations:
Mr. Gallagher has suspended
the license of a Pensacola agent
who forged a customer's signa-
ture on a new annuity applica-
tion and a withdrawal form on
the customer's existing annuity
policy. Wallace Lee Campbell,
Jr., 58, pocketed a $2,800 com-
mission and caused his cus-
tomer to lose $7,500 in early-
withdrawal penalties.
A former insurance agent
was sentenced to two-and-one-
half years in prison and ordered
to pay restitution for systemati-
cally defrauding South Florida
seniors between the ages of 75
and 94. Brian Shechtman, 38,
organized a scheme to get senior
citizens to switch their health
insurance to lower-cost policies,
over billed them and then


applied the money to additional
life insurance policies without
the victims' knowledge. The
scheme resulted in $2 million in
commissions.
Ronald S. Rogart, 60, was
arrested in Gilchrist County on
charges of elder exploitation and
insurance fraud. The former
insurance agent is accused of
defrauding several seniors
between the ages of 72 and 86
by running newspaper advertise-
ments offering "Long Term and
Home Health Care Programs."
Detectives said the price he
quoted was less than the actual
cost of the policy, so Mr. Rogart
would submit an application
reflecting a lower level of cover-
age to match the quote he gave.
When he received the policy, he
would forge the documents so
the clients wouldn't know they
had been sold less coverage
than what they had asked to buy.
Mr. Gallagher said seniors
must be extra vigilant because
their life savings make them
attractive targets for scam artists.
He urged these precautions to


avoid becoming a victim:
Do an assessment of your
financial means and investment
objectives.
Understand that all invest-
ments involve risk: generally, the
higher the return, the higher the
risk.
Ask the sales agent (bro-
ker) about commissions, fees,
penalties, sales charges and any
other costs.
Ask as many questions as
you want and take notes. Walk
away if they avoid your ques-
tions.
Take your time. High-pres-
sure sales tactics will rush you
into an unwise decision. A
sound investment will be just as
good tomorrow or next week.
Document all transactions.
Carefully read and under-
stand documents before you
sign them.
Ignore "inside informa-
tion," "hot tips" and "rumors."
Hang up on "cold calls"
from strangers.
Beware of "bonus" interest
rates as they are usually limited


in duration and have strings
attached.
Be cautious of sales pitches
that claim you will "recoup" all
penalties with the higher returns
of a new policy.
Remember: If it sounds too
good to be true, it probably is.
Responding to calls and let-
ters from hundreds of seniors
robbed of access to their savings
because they were convinced to
liquidate CDs, stocks and sav-
ings accounts to fund annuities,
Mr. Gallagher pushed for legisla-
tion that passed in 2004 requir-
ing agents to document the basis
for selling annuities to seniors
and also gave the department
authority to take corrective
action if a company or agent vio-
lates the law.
To report fraud, call the
department's Fraud Fighter's
Hotline at (800) 378-0445 or log
on to www.fldfs.com/fraud. A
reward of up to $25,000 may be
offered for Mr. Gallagher also
serves as the State Fire Marshal.


Charlie Crist, legislators push public safety measures


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist joined leg-
islative sponsors on March 8, in
calling for passage of Anti-Mur-
der legislation to protect inno-
cent Floridians from violent
offenders who violate the terms
of their probation.
Crist and the lawmakers also
urged the passage of other
important public safety legisla-
tion, including a measure to
safeguard abuse victims residing
at domestic violence shelters
and another making it illegal for
citizens to provide misleading
information to law enforcement
officers investigating certain
crimes.
Mr. Crist and the legislators
said these commonsense pro-
posals would make law-abiding
Floridians safer, and urged the
Legislature to give the measures
speedy approval.
Joining Mr. Crist were Sena-
tors Paula Dockery and Mike
Fasano, Representatives Joe
Negron, Jennifer Carroll and
Michael Grant, Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement Com-


missioner Guy Tunnell and State
Attorney Willie Meggs represent-
ing the Florida Prosecuting
Attorneys Association, as well as
representatives from the Florida
Sheriffs Association, the Florida
Police Chiefs Association, the
International Union of Police
Associations, the Police Benevo-
lent Association, the Fraternal
Order of Police and the Florida
Coalition Against Domestic Vio-
lence.
"Our government was
formed, first and foremost, to
ensure the safety of its citizens,
and public safety must be our
highest priority," said Mr. Crist.
"We cannot accept anything less
than an unyielding stand against
those who would tear apart
innocent lives, families and com-
munities by their criminal
actions."
The "Anti-Murder" legislation,
sponsored by Sen. Dockery and
Rep. Negron, would make cer-
tain that violent offenders who
violate probation are returned to
jail until a judge finds that they
do not pose a danger to the com-


munity. The bill creates a list of
crimes that qualify a person as a
"Violent Felony Offender of Spe-
cial Concern," ensuring closer
scrutiny under the new law. Mr.
Crist praised last year's Jessica
Lunsford Act as an important
first step toward protecting Flori-
da's children, but said the addi-
tional provisions of the Anti-Mur-
der legislation would make
children even safer from sex
offenders and predators.
Another priority piece of leg-
islation emerged from the inves-
tigation into Jessica Lunsford's
disappearance, which tragically
ended in the discovery of the
young girl's body not far from
her home. As law enforcement
investigated, relatives of the man
eventually charged with Jessi-
ca's brutal murder were not
forthcoming with authorities
regarding his whereabouts.
Prosecutors concluded they had
no avenue to charge the relatives
under existing Florida law. Mr.
Crist is now pursuing legislation
that would make it a criminal
offense to knowingly provide


false or misleading information
to law enforcement officers as
they conduct felony or missing
person investigations. Violators
would face up to a year in jail
and a $1,000 fine. The "False
Witness" measure is sponsored
by Sen. Jeff Atwater and Rep.
Grant.
The third measure, the "Safe
Shelter" initiative, would
increase penalties for anyone
who trespasses at a domestic
violence shelter. The goal of the
bill is to keep abusers away from
those they have victimized by
making the shelters more secure
for their inhabitants. Under the
new legislation, violators would
face up to five years in jail and a
$5,000 fine, a significant
enhancement from the previous
penalty of no more than a $1,000
fine. The bill has been endorsed
by the Florida Coalition Against
Domestic Violence, and is spon-
sored by Sen. Fasano and Rep.
Jennifer Carroll.
The sponsors had the follow-
ing comments on the public
safety legislation:


Anti-Murder
"We are often able to recog-
nize the signs that characterize a
repeat offender and the Anti-
Murder legislation would enable
us to put that to positive use,"
said Sen. Dockery. "These peo-
ple should not be given the
chance to abuse their privilege
of parole and commit additional
crimes."
"This bill ends the revolving
door of justice for violent felony
offenders," said Rep. Negron.
"Violent predators must be kept
in prison, not released back into
our communities."

False Witness
"Law enforcement officers
must be able to rely on those
they question for information,
particularly when lives could be
at stake," said Sen. Atwater. "We
want to emphasize how impor-
tant it is that people are coopera-
tive and honest with authorities.
I applaud the Attorney General's
efforts in this regard."
"This bill provides a new


arrow in the law enforcement
quiver," said Rep. Grant. "Lying
to investigators will finally have a
penalty."

Safe Shelter
"The victims of domestic vio-
lence deserve as much protec-
tion as the law can provide.
Those who commit the .most
heinous of crimes deserve the
toughest penalties the law can
provide," said Sen. Fasano. "I
applaud Attorney General Char-
lie Crist for his strong stance in
favor of victims and against the
criminal and look forward to
working with my legislative col-
leagues to support the Attorney
General's criminal justice priori-
ties."
"Government's role is to pro-
tect its citizens. When opportu-
nity arises to do just that, we
should act," said Rep. Carroll. "It
is incumbent upon the elected
official to fulfill that obligation.
Therefore, I took the opportunity
to bring about public policy that
will further protect some of our
most vulnerable citizens."


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ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, STK#5F212484............... 1,992
'03 CHEVROLET S-10 REG CAB
4/3 LITER, V6, AUTO, 27K MILES, STK#38150598 ........... 12,881
'02 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER LT
LEATHER, SUNROOF, ONSTAR, GM CERTIFIED, STK#22111897 ..15,981
'05 CHEVROLET ASTRO LS
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REAR A/C, ONSTAR, 3RD ROW SEATING, STK#5G203493..... 126,771
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Between Military Trail and Jog Road Greenacres

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days/150 miles whichever comes first. Some restrictions may apply. See dealers for details. With approved credit. All prices include rebate in lieu of factory finance rate. You must present this ad at time of purchase or lease to receive these
special prices. Advertised prices not applicable to exporters. Offers good on date of publication only. Not responsible for typographical errors. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. @1996-2006 AutoNation Inc.


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