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Gospel Spring
concert
The Fort Pierce District Choir
cordially invites you to attend
their 17th Annual Spring Con-
cert on Saturday, April 1 at 7
p.m. at the Greater Saint Paul
COGIC, 915 West Avenue A,
Belle Glade, Eld. Clarence
Brown, pastor. Come and enjoy
an evening of hand-clapping,
feet-stomping, anointed gospel
singing.

Town Hall meeting
The Palm Beach County
Substance Abuse Coalition,
joins hundreds of communi-
ties nationwide that will hold
an Underage Drinking Pre-
vention: National Town Hall
Meeting on March 28, to raise
awareness about the issue of
underage drinking. The Dis-
trict's Prevention Center-as
part of The Palm Beach
County Substance Abuse
Coalition, in collaboration
with the federal govern-
ment's Interagency Coordi-
nating Committee for the Pre-
vention of Underage Drinking
is sponsoring the event. New
data show that approximately
29 percent of youth ages 12 to
20 have used alcohol illegally.
By the time they reach eighth
grade, 41 percent of adoles-
cents have had at least one
drink, and almost 20 percent
report having been "drunk."
The meeting is scheduled for
12-1:30 p.m. at the Hanley
Hazeldon Center, 5200 East
Avenue-(between Australian
Avenue and 45th Street in
West Palm Beach.) For more
infor nation, contact Doris
Carroll, coalition director,
(561) 689-2535 or go to
www.pbcsac.org.

Hospice needs
volunteers
Volunteers are needed in
the Western communities to
visit with patients in their
homes, nursing homes, assist-
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patients for errands and
appointments. Other opportu-
nities include serving as an
ambassador at fairs and events
in educating the community
about HPBC services and pro-
grams. Training is provided.
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Commis-
sioner Don Garrett is confident
that a regular schedule of super-
vision could have avoided the
break-in last month that resulted
in dozens of weapons being
stolen from a police depart-
ment's abandoned evidence
room.
Reflecting on it, he said the
case was an embarrassment to
him both as a commissioner and


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE After an
especially active day of rain,
some residents in Belle Glade
may walk outside their homes
to find a backyard flooded one-
third of the way through.
It has been that way for
years, but city officials say that
work is set to begin soon to rid
the city of its flooding problem
by concentrating on repairing
its storm-water system.
The simple fact, officials
say, is that the muck in the city
has caused uneven streets that
dip in areas and sometimes
push up parts of the road just
enough so that water does not
drain through the gutters.
When the water collects itself
on the roads, the muck contin-
ues to degrade underneath, in
time forming bigger pools of
water.
The situation is slightly dif-
ferent for the homeowners
whose backyards disappear
into a nearby canal. Water
from the canal, which strange-
ly enough should serve as a
drainage for the collected
storm water; is riddled by the


as a concerned citizen. He wrote
to Governor Jeb Bush asking that
an investigation be carried out by
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement and urged the state
to take a closer look at the man-
agement of the police depart-
ment.
"It was a slap on the face,"
Commissioner Garrett said of the
recent robbery of the old police
department. "You don't go off
and leave evidence like that that
can taint a murder case," he


effects that plague an old sys-
tem. The canal drainage has
collapsed on itself in some
places and serves as an unin-
tentional dam that pushes
water back onto nearby prop-
erties.
The city is now working
closely with the county to fix
the problem, entering into an
agreement for funding in the
amount of $652,000 to repair
the roads and drainages. The
governor's office maintained
close contact with the city
through the city's funding
request and played a part in
awarding that funding.
The money will be spent on
improvements to SW Ave. I
and J and SW 10th St. and 12th
St., according to Belle Glade
City Manager Houston Tate. In
some of these areas the city
will remove the existing side-
walks and install new curbs
and gutters.
At this point, it is unlikely
that the money will be enough
to completely fix the storm
water issue, but city officials
won't know for certain until a


added, emphasizing the possibili-
ty that some of the weapons
might have been critical to pend-
ing criminal cases.
Mr. Garrett wrote to the gover-
nor just days after the break-in
was made public. The response
came swiftly.
The governor's office asked
FDLE to work with the city in
solving the crime what they
didn't do was delve deeper into
Mr. Garrett's other concerns.
"The governor asked the Flori-


more precise cost estimate is
done once the engineering
aspect is carried out.
The next step is to advertise
the engineering work. Once
that work is carried out and
plans are in place, the city will
seek contractors to do the con-
struction work.
Mr. Tate said the nature of
the funding requires that the
money be used in all four
areas. The result will be a
planned approach to the proj-
ect. "We'll have to design in a
way that we can do a piece (in
each area)," he said. It will be
left up to the city and the com-
mission to pursue finding addi-
tional funding to see the proj-
ect completely through.
The funding given to the city
carries the stipulation that all
work be completed by 2007.
The city manager sees the
funding as an opportunity to
address the constant problem
of flooding. "We're finally able
to correct a very deficient
storm water system," he said.
"Right now, the water doesn't
have anywhere to go."


da Department of Law Enforce-
ment to look into the break-in at
the Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment," wrote Nathan A. Adams,
Deputy General Counsel in a let-
ter to Mr. Garrett dated March 14.
"FDLE is assisting with the inves-
tigation, which has reportedly led
to the arrest of suspects."
Last week, Commissioner
Garrett said he was satisfied with
the results of the FDLE's involve-
ment, but is not satisfied with
how the department continues to


be managed. He calls the break-
in incident an event that could
have easily been avoided had the
police department maintained a
closer watch on the evidence
room, which was left abandoned
and without supervision while
the police department operated
out of a temporary facility else-
where in the city.
"That building should have
been secured," Commissioner
See Theft Page 12


Sasser wins




mayor's seat


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Two-time
Mayor J.P. Sasser secured his
third term on Tuesday, defeating
challenger Alvis Davis in a runoff
election in Pahokee.
A total of 658 voters came out
to the polls on Tuesday to decide
who would be mayor, with 57
percent of the voters in favor of
giving Mayor Sasser the chance
to serve another term on the city
commission board.
In running for re-election,
Mayor Sasser said he wanted to
continue forming close bonds
with the county and state and
federal governments to attract
additional money and business
to the area. His plan includes
renovating Pahokee's down-
town area to bring in more busi-
nesses to the city.
Alvis Davis, himself a former.
commissioner and mayor in the
city of Pahokee, disagreed with


the direction his opponent and
the commission is headed in,
and promised to carefully review
city hall's overall operations, if
elected.
The i
runoff elec-
tion was set f
up by the
general
municipal
election held
just a few
weeks ago.
Sasser, facing J.P.
Davis and a Sasser
third chal-
lenger, Henrietta Johnson, failed
to capture the majority of the
voteS during that eletior. n Iraung
.the second place candidate,
which proved to be Mr. Davis,
Sasser remained confident in his
ability to defeat him in the
runoff. The oftentimes outspo-
ken mayor won by a margin of
close to 90 votes.


Police continue



investigating


Postal Service offers
$10,000 reward for
information

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Weeks
after a shooting left a local
postal worker wounded, the
postal inspector and the Belle
Glade Police Department con-
tinue to canvass the crime
area in search of clues that
might lead to an arrest in the
case.
Postal worker, Patty
McCleod, was making her
rounds at the Glades Glen
apartment complex earlier
this month, on her way to a


delivery when a bullet pierced
her wrist. Ms. McCleod was
rushed to the hospital for
treatment of her injuries and is
now reportedly recovering
from the injury. "She's going
to be fine," said Jeff Esser,
with the Postal Inspection Ser-
vice.
While no witnesses have
stepped forward to reveal
who might have shot the
firearm that hit the postal
worker, some in the develop-
ment have told police that a
group of juveniles there can
be seen on occasion carrying
BB guns and pellet guns and
firing them.
Investigators in the case
See Shooting-Page 12
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City renews Tate's contract


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

BELLE GLADE The city of
Belle Glade voted to renew City
Manager Houston Tate's. con-
tract, extending the terms of the
document for an additional two
years.
Mr. Tate's employment with
the city was set to expire in
October, and commissioners
were faced with extending or
eliminating it this month. City
leaders reviewed the contract at
the March 21 city meeting and
agreed to approve it.
Mr. Tate asked for a six-per-
cent increase in salary over the
next two years. The commis-
sion voted to award him a three-
percent increase in salary under
the terms of the new contract.
The decision to extend the
contract was a,majority deci-
sion, with only Commissioner
Don Garrett in opposition. Mr.


Garrett has previously been crit-
ical of the current administra-
tion, including claiming that the
city's finances
are not kept
in order -
despite the
city's previ-
ous finance
director being
awarded a
citation for
excellence in
financial Houston
reporting. Tate
Mr. Tate
served as acting city manager
for several months after the for-
mer acting city manager, Jimmy
Beno, left the city. The commis-
sion agreed to allow Mr. Tate to
assume the position for a peri-
od of one year. He had previ-
ously been a department head.
Throughout his time as city
manager, Mr. Tate has focused
his energy on revamping the


city's code enforcement depart-
ment, promoting the city's busi-
ness park and securing afford-
able housing projects which
are still underway. He has also
had to contend with a busy hur-
ricane season, which left the
police department without a
permanent location, criticisms
of the police department, and
the departure of several key city
administrators.
Mr. Tate said he is anxious to
continue the work still ahead.
He is encouraged by the com-
mission's support.
"I think, like anything, it says
that our commission is aware
of the performance that our
team has done," said Mr. Tate.
Working at filling the vacant city
positions, including that of
finance director, Mr. Tate adds,
"When we fill these gaps, we
will do so much better as a
team. I'm excited to be able to
continue."


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anything that Saturday and enjoy the festivities at this
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fun and exciting year with games, food and entertain-
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Flooding: City addresses issues


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The city is hoping that drainage canals throughout the city serve their purpose and has
gotten funding to address storm-water drainage canals that sometimes overflow after
heavy rain events.


City to begin work on drainage










Obituaries


Ola-Vee Mimbs Platt
Ola-Vee l,,, I. Platt, age 84, of
Lakeport, died Saturday, Feb. 18,
2006, at Okeechobee Health Care.
She was born Sept. 29, 1921, in
Lake Wales to George W. Sr. and
Mary Lillian Minmbs. Mrs. Platt was
a homemaker who came to Lake-
port from Lake Wales in 1953. She
was a member of Maple Grove
Baptist Church in Lakeport.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Nathan Platt and son,
Lewis Collins.
Survivors include three daugh-
ters, Helen Platt of Lakeport, Linda
(., .II -, Palmer of New Mexico and
Annette Collins DeRoche of Lake
Wales; four sons, Roger (Alice)
Collins and Ronald (Jennie)
Collins, both of Lake Wales, Buddy
(Mary) Platt of South Carolina and
Dale (Tammy) Platt of Lakeport;
step-daughter, Lelia Prescott; four
stepsons, Nathan F Platt and Wes-
ley F. Platt of Blountstown, Charles
Platt of Naples and Richard I. Platt
of Lakeport; 16 grandchildren; and,
12 great grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 21,
2006, from 5-7 p.m., at the Maple
Grove Baptist Church in Lakeport.
Funeral services were held Tues-
day, Feb. 21, 2006, at 7 p.m., at
Maple Grove Baptist Church in


Lakeport. Graveside services were
held Wednesday Feb. 22, 2006, at I
p.m., at Lake Wales Memorial
cemeteryy in Lake Wales. All
arrangements were entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home & Cremato-
ry.

John H. Holbrook, Jr.
John H. Holbrook, Jr., age 77, of
Moore Haven, passed away March
16, 2006 in Lehigh Acres. He was
born Oct. 10, 1928 in Thornton, KY,
TO John Henry Holbrook and Fan-
nie Dene (Minton) Holbrook. John
graduated from Eastern Kentucky
University with a master's degree
in Education. He moved to Moore
Haven in 1961. He worked for the
Glades County School District, first
hired as supervising principal, later
principal for several years and then
in Administration/Transportation
until his retirement. John enjoyed
spending time with his family, fish-
ing, music, and travel.
Survivors include his wife Etta
Mae (Neal) Holbrook and sons
Roger (Cricket Ann) Holbrook,
Rodney (Denise) Holbrook and
Randal (Kim) Holbrook; grandchil-
dren, Heather, Angela Tiffany,
Devin and Nicolas, great-grandchil-
dren, Mason, Landon and Amy,


brother Howell Holbrook and sis-
ter Charlotte Griffith.
Funeral services were held
Monday, March 20, 2006 at 10 a.m.
at First Baptist Church of More
Haven with Reverend Sherrill
Tillery officiating. All arrangements
by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-
LaBelle.

John (Jack)
Telfer Towell
John (Jack) Telfer Towell, age
49, of West Palm Beach, Fla. for-
merly of Belle Glade, Florida. Died
at his home on Sunday March 19,
200C. John was born April 23, 1956
in Sanford, Florida to the late Lester
and Mary Elizabeth Towell. The
family moved to Belle Glade in
1958.
He graduated from Glades Cen-
tral High School followed by Palm
Beach Community College.
John was a registered nurse,
certified in psychiatric and mental
health and advanced cardiovascu-
lar life support. With a Certificate of
Completion in Domestic Violence,
Prevention of Medical Errors, Drug
Abuse and Osteoporosis.
John was preceded in death by
his parents Lester and Mary Eliza-
beth Towell in 1986 and his brother


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Denise Robbins of Lake Worth, Florida, and Roger Spring of Hyde Park, Massachusetts,
announce the engagement of their daughter, Cristi Lee Spring, to Israel 'Boo' Baez, III,
son of Israel and Cindy Baez of Belle Glade. Cristi is a 1996 graduate of Wellington High
School. She is currently employed by Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches. Boo
is a 1999 graduate of Glades Day School. He is currently employed by the Belle Glade
Police Department. The wedding ceremony is planned for April 22, 2006, and will be held
at the Belle Glade Alliance Church. The couple will reside in Palm Springs, Florida.


Fred Towell in 1993. John is sur-
vived by George L. Towell (Gail)
Lake City, Fla.; Maxine Parson
(Tony), Ponce de Leon, Fla.; Ray
W. Towell (Jennifer) Stuart, Fla.;
Jeanne Woodard (Bobby), Belle
Glade; Mary Frances Alford (Tony),
Branford, Fl.
Also, aunts, uncles, nephews,
nieces, cousins, co-workers and
friends who will truly miss him.
Services were held Friday March
25, 2006 at Glades Funeral Chapel
Belle Glade.

Christopher
Wayne Carden
Christopher Wayne Carden, 46,
of Belle Glade, died Saturday,
March 18,2006 at his home in Belle
Glade. Chris was born in Albany,
Georgia in 1959. He owned and
operated a home improvement
and computer business. Chris was
also veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his loving
mother, Grace Eberle of Belle
Glade; father, Willie Carden, Jr;
son, Christopher Shane Carden;
brother Greg Carden; sister-in-law,
Jerry Carden, and beloved friends,
Jetson Morgan, of Belle Glade;
David Baker, Joanie St. John.
Funeral services were held Fri-
day, March 24, 2006 in Albany,
Georgia. All arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel-Belle Glade.

John Billie, Sr.
John Billie, Sr., age 67, died
March 24, 2006 at the Big Cypress
Seminole Indian Reservation. He
was born Feb. 5, 1939 in Dade
County, Florida. He was a resident
of the Big Cypress Seminole Indian
Reservation for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 40
years, Louise Billie; his children,
Irene Jimmie, Almira (Ronnie) Bil-
lie, Sr., Loraine Billie, John (Esther
Gropher) Billie Jr., and Carol
(Raleigh) Osceola. In addition, he
is survived by 18 grandchildren,
Wendy Jimmie Patricia Osceola,
Jessie Jimmie, Byron Billie, Kather-
ine Billie, Klaressa Osceola,
Heather Billie, Chelsea Mountain,
Tiffany Billie, Ronnie Billie, Jr,
Alfred Billie, Natasha Billie, Kristin
Billie, Shawna Billie, Dannee Billie,
Bradley Osceola, Caitlin Osceola,
and Brandi Osceola. E is also sur-
vived by 10 great-grandchildren,
Monique Jimmie, Michelle Jimmie,
Jazmine Billie, Precious Jimmie,
Barbara Jimmie, Ramona Jimmie,
Andrew Bowers, Jr. Maria Villar-
real, Avery Bowers and Rickela
Rodriguez.
Graveside services took place


Sunday, March 26, 2006 at the Big
Cypress Cemetery on the Big
Cypress Indian Reservation Pastor
Vincent Micco officiated.
All arrangements were under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Crematory.

Mavis JoAnn Alley
Mavis JoAnn Alley, age 53, of
Clewiston, passed away March 20,
2006 in Clewiston. She was born
Nov. 10, 1952 in Miami, the daugh-
ter of the late Loran Jay and the late
Mavis Bell (Jones) Fleming. She
was a bookkeeper, employed by


Stanton Mobile Homes and a "pag-
eant mom" with the Miss Hendry
County Pageant.
Survivors include three daugh-
ters, Melissa Gail Alley, of Clewis-
ton, Andrea Lynn Hoyer, of Angola,
IL, Dana Jo Alley of Clewiston and
one sister Judy (Maurice) Langston
of Crawfordville, FL, grandsons
Zackary Ronquillo and Kaleb Jay
Hoyer.
Funeral services were held Fri-
day, March 24, 2006 at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home -Clewiston with
Reverend Maurice Langston offici-
ating. All arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.


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Belle Glade nursery cared for children of ag workers


Edited by MaryAnn Morris
This material was sent to
Independent Newspapers of
Florida by Nellie Ruth Woodruff
of Belle Glade. Ms. Woodruff said
that when the Belle Glade Library
was remodeled, many of the
boxes of historical materials
found were stored by Ruth Irv-
ing, also of Belle Glade. Accord-
ing to Ms. Woodruff, at this time
the author is unknown, although
a page from the Belle Glade Her-
ald, now defunct, dated Dec. 9,
1965, showing photos of some of
the people who worked day in
and day out to care for the chil-
dren of migrant farm workers,
was also found. The story of the
Belle Glade Community Center
and the good done by so many
citizens is told here. If anyone
knows who the writer is, please
let us know.
"The material from which
these stories were taken was
found preserved in the Belle
Glade City Library. The scrap-
books are titled, "Report of the
Belle Glade Community Center,
Inc." Information from the scrap-
books has been confirmed by
interviews with people who initi-
ated and worked in this pioneer
project. This is a tribute to the cit-
izens of Belle Glade who cared
enough about deprived children
to become personally involved.


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"The year 1939 in the small
agricultural community of Belle
Glade marked an important
event in the history of child care
for the young children of agricul-
tural workers in this area. In that
year the first nursery, established
and sponsored by the Belle
Glade Community Center, Inc.
first opened its doors in the
American Legion Hall for twenty-
four hour care of the infants and
children whose parents worked
in the packing houses.
"Mrs. Edith E. Lowery, execu-
tive secretary of the Council of
Women for Home Missions visit-
ed Belle Glade to find a space for
a nursery center for children of
migrant workers like those
which already operating in 14
other states. This non-profit
organization was formed for the
sole purpose of establishing and
maintaining the child care center.
Its membership was made up


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es. Either Ringo enjoys getting a better look while riding
around in his mom's car, or he is on his way to officiate
Superbowl 40 and is about to make some horrible calls
against the Seattle Seahawks. It all depends on when this
photo was taken. But either way, Ringo is this week's Pet
of the Week winner,- unT'le it turns out that he was part of
the Superbowl officiating crew, in which case, I will have
to disqualify him. But in the meantime, Ringo, owned by
Bev Johnston, will enjoy a full day of pampering at Doc
Savvy's Animal Hospital, at Doc Savvy's pet spa. Doc
Savvy can be reached at (561) 996-5500. If you have any
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from all civic clubs, all churches,
all packing houses, business
houses and many individuals in
Belle Glade.
"By the year 1939 the Glades
area was rapidly becoming one
of the most important winter
vegetable producing centers in
our.country. Increasing numbers
of agricultural migrants were
flocking in to work in the packing
houses during the season.
Thoughtful people in Belle Glade
were becoming concerned and
alarmed over the indifferent care
that the babies and young chil-
dren of the agricultural migrant
families received. Many of the
children and babies were left in
locked cars while parents were at
work. Young children were often
left to care for themselves while
their parents struggled to make a
living in the packinghouses or
fields.
"So, the Belle Glade commu-
nity Center, Inc. was formed. The
late Arthur Wells, mayor of Belle
Glade, Marie Bregger and Luther
Jones were the officers. This
non-profit organization was
formed for no purpose other
than starting and maintaining the
child care center. All civic clubs,
all churches, all packing houses,
all businesses and many individ-
uals were members. The center
operated 24 hours a day, seven
days a week from March 15 to
May 20, 1939. Fifty children were
enrolled with an average atten-
dance of thirty. Most of the chil-
dren stayed all night and received
care 24 hours a day, seven days a
week.
"Ralph Freeman, another
Belle Glade citizen was project
manager. Miss Alicia Fisher, a
kindergarten primary teacher,
was sent by the Home Missions
to be head of the project. Miss
Fisher was assisted by a staff:
Barbara Blakely, a registered
nurse, Mabel Rashley and Doris
Read, nursery assistants, Maude
Royals, cook and Mary Luther,
cleaning girl. These staff member
worked seven days a week with
only one day off every two
weeks.
"It was a heavy schedule but
they did it. Volunteer service to
the nursery by the people of
Belle Glade was monumental.
Dr. William Buck, the late bene-
factor of Belle Glade, examined
the children on admittance and
visited them every day. County
health officials also assisted.
The late Mrs. Mary J. White,
volunteer assistant who was 76
years old then, appeared on
opening day and offered her
services. She helped prepare and
serve noon day and evening
meals and would not leave at
night until the dishes were done.


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She gave of her services because
she firmly believed in the nursery
and she had a sincere desire to
serve others.
"It would have been impossi-
ble to open the nursery without
the services and equipment
donated by local organizations
and individuals.
"The packing houses sent
fresh vegetables as well as a
monthly check. Civic organiza-
tions and businesses helped with
money, supplies and equipment
as did many caring individuals.
Various Women's' Missionary
Societies in Florida and else-
where soon began to make con-
tributions.
"The children were given
three good meals a day and fruits
and more vegetables from indi-
viduals. Vegetables came from
the packing houses, milk from
local dairies and the Agricultural
Experiment Station, meat from
local markets and fruits and veg-
etables by individuals, food sur-
plus from the Works Progress
Administration (WPA, a federal
program begun during the
administration of President
Franklin D. Roosevelt).
"The nursery staff took great
prided in improving the health of
the children. With the help of
their nurse and local doctors,
good food and tender loving
care, the children were soon
glowing with health and well-
being.
"The story is related of baby
Carl. When he was brought to
the nursery he had the cry of a
six week-old baby, no facial
expression and no strength to
kick and react as a baby his age
should. His mother had been
feeding him a formula of one
ounce of mild to seven ounces of
water. After a few weeks of a
good baby diet at the center he
was reacting, kicking vigorously
and trying to sit up.
"There was a kindergarten
program for the older children
during each day while the
younger children had their own
program of supervised activities
and play. The children's parents,
who worked so long and hard,
were very grateful for the care
lavished on their babies and chil-
dren. Word of the good works for
migrant worker's children in
Belle Glade spread.
"Soon, a steady stream of visi-
tors, both local and out of town,
came to visit the nursery. Then
they left greatly impressed, they
knew without a doubt that the
people of Belle Glade were effec-
tively meeting a great need.
Every business proudly displayed
orange posters which
announced, "We support the
Belle Glade Community Center."


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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Is it true that
animals only see in black and
white? Thanks, Moe in Pahokee.
A: Hey Moe! No it is not all the
way true. There are a few excep-
tions, and certain species are more
prone to black and white sight than
others. Many animals see different
variations or shades of gray, which
is related to blue and shades there-
of. Also, there are many different
hues of white, for example, ivory,
off-white, and even cream. So, no,
it's not all black and white, but
many shades in between. Hope
that answers your question Moe.
Take care, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I have avery
long hair dog named Rex. I was
thinking of shaving him down for
the summer. He does spend a lot of
time outside. Do I have to worry
about sunburn? Thank you, Sara in
The Acreage.
Hello Sara! Yes you may have to
worry about Rex getting a sun-
burn. A thick coat can protect from
the heat, sun or cold a sort of
insulation. If your dog's coat is


thick and matted or if he has a skin
problem, a shave down just may
be the thing to do. Make sure, how-
ever, that he does not spend too
much time in the sun, or he will get
burned. This is a painful and
uncomfortable problem for dogs
too! White dogs may not feel as
much heat as a black dog, because
black attracts the sun, while white
reflects it. Nevertheless, a white
dog is more prone to skin condi-
tions such as skin cancers, so do be
careful. As always in the summer,
make sure your dog does not
spend too much time in the sum-
mer heat. Heat stroke is a big issue
and can result in a horrible death.
Make sure your dog has plenty of
shade, ventilation, and water if
spending time outside in the hot
sun. Try to avoid sun times
between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. -
that's the strongest sun! Hope that
helps Sara. Best wishes, Doc Savvy.
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What is God like?


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
There's a story about a young
child who was vigorously coloring
a picture. His brother noticed the
boy's concentration and asked
what he was drawing. Without
losing a moment's momentum,
the boy replied, "A picture of
God!".
In perfect brotherly fashion,
the brother replied, "Nobody
knows what God looks like!" The
younger boy responded as he was
working on his drawing, "They
will shortly!"
What does God look like? If
asked, how would you describe
God? One person I know
describes God as a 2x4 in his life:
"When I get too haughty, He puts
,me down in my place. When I get
too low, He props me up. When I
get weary, He's there to lean on."
Another friend used a little
more personal description: "The
saying, 'Put your big girl panties
on and deal with it' is over my
desk and had new meaning for
me today. I looked at that and
thought it should really say, 'Put
you God panties on and deal with
it.' That's a thought. He's up close
and personal and doesn't mind
being places other people would
not want to be. He's colorful, fits
all sizes. He's there in 'tight cracks'
and He moves with you no matter
where you go. He doesn't want us
to go around naked so He clothes
us in His panties of love and He
would never approve of a thong
because He never wants anything
to put a wedge between us and
Him."


How would you describe God?
At first I wasn't sure I related fully
to the previous descriptions, but in
further thought, both speak of a
personal interactive relationship
with God on a very real everyday
way. In my heart, I believe that our
God wants an up close and per-
sonal relationship with us. That
means a relationship on a level we
can embrace and communicate
with even on an earthy level.
How would you describe your
relationship with God? Many
times we can help express our
relationship through relating to
everyday things with which are
familiar. One of my favorite illus-
trations of this compares God with
commercials. You can probably
tell how dated this illustration is by
the commercials, but in my dated
life, they still connect with me!
God is like Bayer Aspirin He
works miracles! God is like Ford
- He's gofe' better idea. God is
like Coke He's the real thing.
God is like Hallmark Cards He
cares enough to send His very
best.
And it continues! God is like
Tide He gets the stains out that
others leave behind. God is like
General Electric He brings
good things to life. God is like
Alka-Seltzer try him, you'll like
Him. God is like Scotch Tape -
you can't see Him, but you know
He's there. God is like Allstate -
you're in good hands with Him.
Let me close with one of my all
time favorites: God is like Dial
Soap. Aren't you glad you have
Him? Don't you wish everybody
did?
Think about it!


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Finding satisfaction and happiness


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
One young man I knew had an
excellent job and a bright future.
He was a graduate in computer
sciences and worked for a major
employer in his field bright,
personable, with a sense of
humor and a good manager of
money. I would see him with his
girlfriend from time to time.
The problem was that she was
married to someone else. He was
willing to accept never having a
Christmas with her or having to
see her when it was possible for
her to get out. She was having
problems with her marriage, but
did not want to leave it. "George"
was willing to live with the situa-
tion until, after ultimatums and
trying to "hang in there" he com-
mitted suicide one day. His par-
ents were doubly affected the
rest of the family suffered from ill-
nesses that did not affect
"George" and they hoped that he
would be the one to carry on the
family name one day.
I regarded this loss as a tragic
waste something that was


affected by a I .I a
relationship
that was
doomed from r
the beginning. '
It was a simple
problem about
a Biblical inter-
diction "Thou
shalt not covet
(Exodus Rev. Samuel
20:17). "The S.Thomas
root of the
problem was perhaps something
else I think that "George" like
many people believe that they are
somehow powerless when it
comes to "love." They feel smit-
ten by someone and assume that
they cannot say no to this over-
whelming emotion that keeps all
of their attention, affects their
appetites, drives them to steal
time away from obligations,
spend long hours on the phone
and generally disrupts their lives.
There are songs about "Can't
help myself" and all sorts of folk
stories about unlikely couples that
seem to be drawn together
beyond their control. There are
also songs and sayings about
"two feet on the ground" and rec-


ognizing that emotions must have
limits. For many years, I kept a
saying on my desk, "Love is devo-
tion, not emotion."
It was attributed to someone
who spent her life being commit-
ted to her faith. I'm not sure
whether she was talking about
worldly love or religious devotion,
but my experience let me know
that it applied to both. The cou-
ples that make their lives a suc-
cess together can quickly tell you
about the emotional highs and
lows, the temptations and the
times when they might have been
ready to throw in the towel, but
they will add "we stuck it out" and
that brought the kind of satisfac-
tion possibly only when two peo-
ple dre devoted to each other.
When devotion is not possible,
for whatever reason, I cannot
look for emotions to smooth
things over and make a relation-
ship lasting and satisfying. The
emotions that bring about temp-
tations, doubts, flirtations and
start people on slippery slopes
can lead to anger, frustration, and
tragedy.
When love is viewed as devo-
tion, and is devotion, there comes


with it the "insulation" needed to
see what attracts in another per-
spective. Attractions are attractive,
yes, but maybe they won't lead
anywhere and maybe they'll
cause more problems than
they're worth.
The Christian story that "God
so loved the world" is about a
God that was devoted to his peo-
ple sticking with them through
thick and thin, sharing their joys,
picking them up when they were
down, helping, forgiving, enjoy-
ing watching them grow but
never going off and saying, "I can
only give you half" or "there is a
limit to what I will share."
That's what it is about ulti-
mately and the example set for us.
I have only a little knowledge of
the person that said, "Love is
devotion, not emotion."
I have an image of someone
who spent her life quietly, living
with solitude, spending a lot of
time praying and helping others,
but she sure seemed to know
something about people. I believe
she got her insights from her faith
- she shared it and it spoke to
me and I think speaks to count-
less others too.


Water ruling protects fish and wildlife


NAPLES An administrative
judge has ruled in favor of the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection's efforts to
reserve water for fish and wildlife
protection and Everglades
restoration under Florida Water
Law. The March 24 ruling is avic-
tory for the environment in South-
west Florida because it upholds
the intent of Florida Water Law
that water flows, in the Caloosa-
hatchee River for instance, can be
reserved for restoration of natural
systems from use by new devel-
opment or agricultural irrigation.
Two years ago, the Association
of Florida Community Developers
(AFCD) filed a challenge to a pro-
posed rule by the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion (FDEP), which was an effort
to apply the provision in Florida
Water Law allowing water man-


agement districts to reserve water
from consumptive use permits for
protection of fish and wildlife and
public health. AFCD and its mem-
bers, which include many of the
largest Southwest Florida devel-
opers, first tried to amend the
statute in the legislature over the
course of two legislative sessions
to make fundamental changes to
Florida Water Law. The chal-
lenged portions of the Water
Reservations Rule were upheld by
the administrative judge and by
final order of FDEP.
The rule elaborates on the pur-
poses for which the Water Man-
agement Districts may reserve
water from consumptive use per-
mits, including to protect state
parks and public lands and Out-
standing Florida Waters, and to
prevent sinkhole formation and
saltwater intrusion. It also allows


for water officials to reserve water
that will be made available by
future resource restoration proj-
ects, including Everglades
Restoration.
"This is an important win for
southwest Florida. The environ-
ment and development are not
mutually exclusive. If too much
water is siphoned from our rivers
during the dry season for human
use, then our bays and estuaries
suffer, which impacts our
tourism-based economy, as well
as our sport fishing businesses."
stated Andrew McElwaine, Presi-
dent and CEO of the Conservancy
of Southwest Florida. "Water is
clearly the lifeblood of our region,
and we, along with our'partners
in this case, are pleased that the
judge has reaffirmed the impor-
tance of protecting natural sys-
tems in Florida Water Law."


Four environmental groups
and two water management dis-
tricts intervened in the hearing in
support of the FDEP and provided
legal counsel and other support to
the defense of the Water Reserva-
tions Rule: Conservancy of South-
west Florida, The National and
Florida Audubon Societies, the
Everglades Foundation, and the
St. John's River and South Florida
Water Management Districts. The
groups are hopeful that the AFDC
will not appeal the decision and
will continue to work toward the
adoption of an effective water
resources rule.
The Conservancy of South-
west Florida is based in Naples.
Its mission is to preserve
Southwest Florida's natural envi-
ronment now and forever.


Conservancy buys land for Everglades


ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -
The Nature Conservancy
announced March 22, 2006 that it
has purchased 1,646 acres of land
along the old Kissimmee River,
including a prime section of Par-
adise Run, to advance important
goals of the Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Plan (CERP).
Paradise Run is prime habitat and
a top priority for protection under
the Lake Okeechobee Watershed
Project of the CERP. The site is
part of the original Kissimmee
River floodplain and presents a
unique opportunity for habitat
restoration. The Conservancy
bought the land on behalf of the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) for transfer at a
later date.


The property is located across
Route 78 northwest of Lake Okee-
chobee, the largest freshwater
lake in the southeastern United
States and a central component of
the vast interconnected aquatic
ecosystem in south Florida. The
Nature Conservancy will eventu-
ally sell the land to the SFWMD
when funds become available.
"This land came on the market
at an unplanned moment, but
one very timely for restoration of
these important Everglades sys-
tems. We appreciate The Nature
Conservancy providing assistance
in acquiring this priority tract at
this critical time," said Ruth
Clements, director of the SFWMD
Land Acquisition Department.
"The conservation value of


this acquisition is not only the
protection of top priority habitat
for the CERP but the enormous
contribution to restoration of
related aquatic sites and abating
threats to them," said Victoria
Tschinkel, Florida director of The
Nature Conservancy.
"The site supports several fed-
erally listed threatened or endan-
gered species, such as bald eagle,
snail kite, crested caracara and
wood stork, and supports 20 state
listed species, including many
wading birds. This is a golden
opportunity for ecosystem
restoration," said Steve Schubert
of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice.
"Paradise Run appears to have
earned its name through abun-


dant wildlife resources,"' said Paul
Gray, Audubon's Lake Okee-
chob'e( Watershed Program coor-
dinator. "A number of significant
wading birds and ducks have
been found there, as well as vigor-
ous fish populations."
The Nature Conservancy is a
leading international, nonprofit
organization that preserves
plants, animals and natural com-
munities representing the diversi-
ty of life on Earth by protecting the
lands and waters they need to sur-
vive. With funding from the voter
approved Florida Forever pro-
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tect more than 1.1 million acres in
Florida since 1961.


$1.5 million in grants awarded by Quantum


WEST PALM BEACH Health
care for all residents of Palm
Beach County is at the forefront
of the Quantum Foundation's
Grant funding with the foun-
dation placing over $2 million
into health care related programs
this quarter.
Bethesda Memorial Hospital
in Boynton Beach, Florida will
receive $200,000 to establish a
Rapid Response Team (RRT).
Rapid Response Teams, devel-
oped by the Institute for Health-
care Improvement in Boston,
empower nurses and other per-
sonnel to expedite care for
patients who appear to be in
some distress. Thus, RRTs (con-
sisting of an intensive care physi-
cian and nurse) may be contact-
ed and dispatched in just a few
minutes, rather than the hours
that customary hospital proce-
dures may require and lives
are saved.
Where RRTs have been imple-
mented, there have been dramat-
ic decreases in post-surgical car-
diac arrest rates, mortality and
post-cardiac arrest bed days.
Bethesda's RRT would represent
one of only a handful to such
models in south Florida and
compliments well its Driskill Cen-
ter for Nursing Excellence, which
focuses on patient-centered care.
The Institute for Healthcare
Improvement implemented its
two-year "Saving 100,000 lives


Campaign" in 2004, with RRTs as
its centerpiece for improving hos-
pital care. Some of the other
components of the program,
including surgical infection
reduction and prevention of
adverse drug events, are also
being systematically implement-
ed at Bethesda Memorial Hospi-
tal.
Florida Atlantic University will
receive $850,000 for their four
School-Based Community Well-
ness Centers located in medically
underserved communities. The
centers provide diagnosis, treat-
ment and care for: Persons with
chronic disease such as hyperten-
sion and asthma; as well as
immunizations; health screen-
ings for vision and hearing; sickle
cell, sexually transmitted dis-
eases, diabetes tuberculosis and
nutritional problems.
Palm Beach County Commu-
nity Health Alliance will
receive $260,000 to support staff,
purchase equipment and sup-
plies and to fund a part-time posi-
tion to coordinate the execution
of the Welligent System at all the
county's free clinics. Welligent is
the health information system
which will allow free clinics to
share data with the county's
other health care providers such
as hospitals, health department
etc.
Planned Parenthood of the
Palm Beaches and Treasure


Coast will receive $225,000 for
the La Promesa Outreach Pro-
gram a program that provides
culturally competent health edu-
cation to the varied Latino popu-
lation of Palm Beach County.
Funds will be used for staffing,
equipment, educational materi-
als, program supplies, and pro-
fessional development.


The Quantum Foundation is
Palm Beach County's leading
health foundation granting funds
to charitable and governmental
entities within the county. The
foundation strives to improve
health care through access to and
changes within the health deliv-
ery system as well as education
reform initiatives.


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Sheriff's Office arrests Glades County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report


robbery suspect
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza


PAHOKEE While investi-
gating a robbery at a home in
Pahokee, police found their way
to a juvenile suspect, arresting
him on charges of theft. Police
recovered the stolen property
from the suspect, including
property stolen from six other
homes throughout the city.
Deputy Michael Farley with
the Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office made the arrest Saturday
after investigating the most
recent break in. A rash of burgla-
ries through the course of two
weeks had been reported lead-
ing up to the arrest.
According to law enforce-
ment officials, the suspects'
M.O. consisted of daytime bur-
glaries of homes. Detectives say
residents sometimes left for
short periods of time in one
case as little as 30 minutes -
and returned to find their homes
broken into and their property
stolen in the daring heists.
The robbers were able to
make away with a variety of
items, including Playstation con-
soles, CD players, stereo equip-
ment and various other pieces of
high-priced electronics.
The suspects' luck ran out
Saturday, when police arrested
him and got him to confess to
the rest of the burglaries on
Apple Ave. and Cyprus Ave., to
name a few locations. The sus-
pect took police to a residence
where the stolen goods were


"People shouldn't take
for granted the fact
that it is daytime and
their homes won't be
broken into."
- Sergeant Duncan Kinlaw


being stored and told police that
he had not acted alone in the
burglaries.
Police are now looking for his
partners in crime three indi-
viduals who also participated in
the burglaries. The investigation
is on going, with more arrests
and further charges to be pur-
sued, according to Sergeant
Duncan Kinlaw.
The sergeant asks residents in
the meantime to be wary and
vigilant while leaving their hous-
es during the day. He urges
homeowners to be careful,
given the nature of the crimes
and the fact that they have
occurred in the daytime, as
opposed to at night.
"People shouldn't take for
granted the fact that it is daytime
and their homes won't be bro-
ken into," Sergeant Kinlaw said.
If you have any information
on the robberies, you are asked
to contact the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office at 996-1670 or
Crimestoppers at (800) 458-
TIPS.


Editor's note: Any individual
listed in the arrest reports, do not
indicate guilt. Any one wishing to
contact the newspaper upon
final disposition of their case,
may do so forpublication.
March 18
Carlos DeLeon, 36, of Clewis-
ton, was arrested by deputy Jason
Griner on an active warrant for
Hendry County and active war-
rant from Dade County. He
remains in custody without privi-
lege of bond.
March 19
Ricardo Romoa, 18, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Sgt. Don
Salo on the charge of aggravated
battery (domestic violence). He
was later ROR'ed.
Carlos DeLeon, 36, of Clewis-
ton was arrested by Deputy
Steven McKinley on an active war-


rant from Dade County. He
remains in custody without privi-
lege of bond.
March 20
Michael Brown, 52, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by Deputy
Belinda Pottorff on an active war-
rant for vehicular homicide. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $25,000.
March 21
Robert Niles, 42, of Punta
Gorda was arrested by deputy
Richard Ermeri on the charges of
resisting officer without violence,
possession of meth and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $10,000.
Robert Niles, 42, of Punta
Gorda, was arrested by Sgt.
Dwayne McQuaid on two Char-
lotte County warrants, a Levy


Crime Stoppers


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County needs the help of the
community to help locate a want-
ed fugitive as of March 24, 2006.
His name is Corey Harris, alias:
Corey Slydell; "Rawheen". He is
described as a black male, D.O.B:
April 21, 1969 He is six-feet tall
and weighs 170 pounds he has
black hair and brown eyes. He
has scar on upper right arm. His
last known address is Padgett Ct.,
Pahokee his last known occupa-
tion is laborer.
He is wanted for Felony Fail-
ure to appear domestic bat-
tery; possession of marijuana;
possession of cocaine; violation
of probation; possession of


cocaine. Failure to appear rob-
bery and burglary with
assault/battery.
Failure to
appear -
resisting officer
without vio- .
lence.
If you
should have ..
any informa- .
tion or know
the where- Corey
about of, Harris
please call
Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS
(8477). You may remain anony-
mous and could be eligible for
cash reward.


Dealers accused of selling dangerous cars


ORLANDO Tom Gallagher,
Florida's chief financial officer,
last week announced the arrests
of two Central Florida men
accused of defrauding auto
insurers and reselling dangerous
cars to unsuspecting buyers. Mr.
Gallagher is seeking more than
$1 million in restitution.
"This is a growing and trou-
bling problem in Florida-we
saw similar scams like this
appear in the wake of recent
hurricanes, as flooded and hurri-
cane-damaged vehicles..began
appearing on used ca, lots," said
Mr. Gallagher, who oversees,the
Department of Financial Ser-
vices' Division of Insurance
Fraud (DIF), which led the inves-
tigation. "These schemes endan-
ger the lives of the unsuspecting
citizens who buy these cars, put
dangerous and unsafe vehicles
on our roads and highways, and
cause increases in the auto
insurance premiums Floridians
pay."
Hanford Andrew Sutter,
owner and operator of Orlando-
based Total Fleet Solution (TFS),
along with Andrew Dinda, a TFS
employee, are charged with
engaging in a scheme to defraud


in addition to numerous counts
of filing false and fraudulent
insurance claims, grand theft,
and uttering forged documents.
TFS was operating as an unli-
censed third-party administrator
and was contracted to appraise
damage on some rental cars and
file claims for the damage with
auto insurance companies.
Sutter and Dinda billed auto
insurers nearly $800,000 in inflat-
ed damage estimates on
wrecked rental car vehicles that
they billed as a total loss to col-
lect higher payments .from the
insurance companies. Then, to
avoid the branding of "salvage"
or "rebuilt" on the cars' titles, the
men sold the damaged cars to
car dealers who resold the cars
to unsuspecting buyers. Detec-
tives found that most of the
appraisals of the wrecked rental
vehicles were completed by
viewing photographs of the
damaged vehicles, with no on-
site inspections by TFS adjusters.
The charges stem from a
joint investigation by DIF, the
National Insurance Crime
Bureau: (NICB), and the Depart-
ment of Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). The


charges are being prosecuted by
the Ninth Judicial Circuit's Office
of the State Attorney. Additional
arrests are anticipated.
Mr. Gallagher is urging Florid-
ians to check if the Vehicle Iden-
tification Number (VIN) on their
vehicle matches any of the esti-
mated 120 vehicles re-sold as
part of this scheme. The VIN, a
multi-digit, 17-character alpha-
numeric identifier that establish-
es a vehicle's unique identifica-
tion, is usually located on the
driver's side of the dashboard,
visible through the windshield as
well.as on the inside door panel,
and included in title or loan doc-
uments. To check the VIN, visit
www.fldfs.com and click on
"Fleet vehicle resell scheme VIN
CHECK." If a match is indicated,
the consumer will be directed to
call their local DHSMV office.
In addition to the web site for
consumers who may have pur-
chased one of these damaged
vehicles, Gallagher last year cre-
ated "Car Check,"
http://www.fldfs.com/CarCheck/
CarCheck.asp, to help all Florida
auto buyers check vehicle histo-
ries before making a purchase.
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in the aftermath of the 2004 and
2005 hurricane seasons.
The Department of Financial
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custody without privilege of
bond.
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Shaun Osceola, 24, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by SPD offi-
cer Morgan on an active Okee-
chobee County warrant. He was


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bond.
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chobee was arrested by SPD offi-
cer Vanessia Koloske on an active
Okeechobee County warrant. He
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1909 The Calooshatchee River
mas dredged for navigation.


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state's early
days, waterways
were the main
means of "
iransportation.- .
Oranges were
shipped by !
boal by packing
houses on the
Caloosahalchee
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1932 -
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purchased 4 million acres
of South Florida land
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1845 Florida becomes a state. Congress later grants EnI,i,"il r1 i .I. ,I I. l(I I,, I 1 r- I i "u!l-u. I l,
im nprovemlents."
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the state of Florida through an act that transferred all ".ind1 unlit ,II < ilt n ..I[. I dmI- t t1 ..tiir, .iIl
overflowed condition."
1881 -To save the state from bankruptcy, the Board ofTTi lr.:,-i- ,,t rl,.c IIta ill. In 11.1] linp1 tcllt- II It u l
Fund sells 4 million acres in central and south Florida to I 1.tniIr ln- I[,ii, !, I'lhinl.id-clph lla Ir i I iiiill ..
The nnrditions nf the sale require that Mr. Disston drain l.i, rI IIr I. i I .,.-i iI.iII. 11 l ', i cl opi: .C liiit
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1947 I...; ,illi'ii iC- s alre dediu.ated l t (hi- acigelai-:s Nai.inait! Park. bi Prcsidentii II uI aini making it
ihr il- -i natii:I n.l pa. k e'r.iblshI ld lbeca.isei i.t 11t bii; logi,.,l no indf rs.
1947 Reiiid i.ni t.ill i 111.1 inch l- ut lb.etieen Marci a lnd N i,,ac iti-e iiniiiitnird 111 ton huii rilanes and
, trI I i-iail .N1111 il ul t u i in the (_,eat FI ida Fl- id" uilich c.)\er. .3 nlillioii acrei i% h .i ate. .tnd leaves
e.si ent .i t iti a ili l ri'-d.t i)leadling ,ith :tare and tan d eial! 1948 ( g n -rcs: pa-s tdie Fl -,. (.i'CUllil Ai t 11id Ied.it [i: tle C intli JLl nd ',inL uile rn Florid
(,lltnil Proijett (_.SFi. This -tein i:xtlends ioirn O()rla dc in thie ni th to the E\icrlades in
1the s iti li Id li ude: il li Ist in -floii s alt d oitili o an to i ld i fi,,in Lake i .)kect h hbee as \,ell -1s
p ulat (ol the upper St. Jthnr Ri\ei The si-ste f- i ,lu be Ide-iLlned ani t d :01on1 uited b\ the LI.S
Armnii C.orps ot Eninigcrn and operand ii nd iin taiined hi the h[aie. A (.Ctizen's Comumttee
in Water Control is apIpointed bi\ Gi\- Millard F. CatldwIcll [,: detintrmine the most appropri-
itae ltate organizationn [o meet the Londlion ,,of the Central and S outhetn Project.
1949 The Legisilatt[re createW the Centrral anld Southiern Florida Flood Control )District to
assume iespon- ihlit\ tf'-r the C(SF. The group takes ori the duites -It the Okeechobee Flood
(.l-ntrol Disi tricr and. hb\ 1955. tihel alk i take meri aset and liabLlities of the Everglade
D.' [)rainha.:c Di[striit.
S:1950 In lepori-se t lh_,ding alung tlhei CJ alosahatichee Ri\kr, work begins on plans to
.. .. r :tr ai'chten and deepen thel r\er to b. Icet.
1961 The -E ain theCE ai ge tCaloosahat hee Ricr. tn control floodig in the ri\er
.. area. I he dredtinmg leaves the ri'er a 65 mile lung. 425 foot wide, 25 loot deep channel. The
Cal'. ahatchee Riner is no)% knoL\n as C-43i canal.
6 I: 1962 In response to ite demand itr flood control in the developed areas around the
K issininee Chain i of Lakes and in tile Kissinimer River ba'in, the Kissinlmee River is chan-
nelized. Between 19629 and 19 1, thle U)nited States Arnmy Corps of Engineers L(USA\CE) cJhan-
nelim.-ld the Kisiimmee Ri\ er and iieated a 3(1 tootu deep. l'100 toot '. ide. 56 mile ling drainage
canal (C-S). Ills project ci,n\erts 44 peicerit of the tlotdplain to pasture, draining appri.Ix-
imnatcJ h 1.0lJ acres of wetlands.
1963 he iEerglades is divided into Lthree Water Consernation Areais upon the completion
c01 a system of canals and levees.
1963 The Franklin Lock is completed on the Calooshatchee Riier.
1966-67 A drop in the water table results in 15 new sinkholes in central Florida.
1970 The Friends of the Everglades is established by Marjory Sroneiman Douglas.
1971 T-he COE completes the chaninelization of the Kissimmee River. Before the work is
exen compIleted, environmentalist and residents of the Kissimmee River basin see the envi-
roiiuent(at damage and call for the river's restoration.
S1976 The Kissinuuee Riler Restoration Act is signed bi the Florida State Legislature.
1980s-Algae blooms in Lake Okeechobee are blamed on high levels of mntrients entering the
;lake. T.Ial lr Creek. Nubbin Slough is identified as onee the main sources ofexcess phospho-
ruls.
S, 1987 The Department of Environmental Regulation initiates the Dair; Rule, accompanied
with a Dairv Budout progr am. The\ require dairv operators to eirber build tbe capacity to
S treat cow waste on site or take the cows out die watei shed area. This results in a downsizing
of the industry \,ith many dairies in the watershed leaving the area. The "buyout" costs
Okeechobee County hundreds of jobs.
1988 A lawsuiiilit is filed against South Fo ida Manaigement District. b, the federal govern-
menit. The charges are for polluting the Everglades with large amounts of phosphorus.
1988 Construction for the Everglades Nutrient Removal Project begins, making it. the first
manmade wedand for phosphorus removal.
i I. '. 1992 Hurricane A-ndrew dama es southern Dade Countv causing extreme damage to the
S. Everglades legion and to National Park Service structures.
1992 Congress authorizes the US Armxl Corps of Engineers to uiplement the Kissimmee
ni .' Rie i Restoration Project. Part of the old rier will be restored by the removal of two water
1 ) control structures and the killing in of 22 miles of canal.
S1994 The Everglades Forever Act is enacted by the Florida Legislature. In order to improve
water quality in the E\erglades, it is mantdatecd by the act that Stormwater Treatment Water
Areas (S.TAsi were to be constructed. hOer 20 years the sugar industry agrees to pay $320
million, while the taxpayers s are to pa\ the rest.
2000-2001 Drought forces South Florida to restrict water use. For 194 consecutive days,
Lake Okeechobee's water level drops below 11! feet. On May 24, the lake is recorded at 8.97
feet NG\ D the lowest level ever recorded for Lake Okeechobee. The drought creates prob-
lems for water managers who deal with demands for drinking water antd irrig-auon as well as
thie threat of salt water intrusion into waternal\s normally fed bhv the big lake, but the drought
helps the lake's ecosystems. As the linttoral Iones around the lake dry out. invasive vegetation
is burned off or cleared, and native vegetation replanted. Volunteers help state workers
replait the islands and lakeshore with native eegetatiion. \\ hen the rains finally come and the
water returns, the replenished littoral zones provide spa nmg.; areas for fish and habitat for
adding g birds.
2002 Pre-ident George W. Bush and Florida Governor Jeb Buslih sign an agreement provid-
.it ig .$7.s billion for the Everglades restoration project. The federal anid state governments will
': share the cost.
'" 2004 Hurricanes Chiarley. Frances, Ivan ,tnd Jeanne dump record rainfall on the state of
..' ..... .r Florida. lea\ ing widespread flooding in their wake and raising the le\el of Lake Okeechobee.
.:.:. ..:.. The high winds foin the hurricane churn the lake water, ripping out vegetationm.
%-- 2005 Hurricane Wilma furthers the damage left by the 21104 hurricanes and dumps more
-- water into a system that had not vet recovered roni the flooding of thie previous year. The
.:.... flooded lake is left a muddy mess. Discharges ot the Inudd wv ater to thle Caloosahaichee and
St. Lucie Canlal threaten estuaries on both coasts.


Sources: South Florida Water Management District. U.S. Geological Surge\, U.S. Army Corps
..... of Engineers. Audubon Society. "Histor; of Okeechobee C(ouwnitv" by Kfe \ailandingham.


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'Dredging, ditching and diking' changed South Florida's watershed


By Katrina Elsken
South Florida suffers from
water woes. Some areas have
too little and face water restric-
tions. Other areas have too
much freshwater threatening to
flood homes or damage saltwa-
ter estuaries.
The state's history is filled
with "the three Ds" ditching,
dredging and diking all well-
intentioned changes to the natu-
ral systems, which often had
unintended results.
In 1880, the fledgling State of
Florida was bankrupt. The Civil
War had taken its toll. The Flori-
da Internal Improvement Fund
was obligated to the bondhold-
ers of the railroad and canal
companies, who had been
ruined by the devaluation of the
Confederate currency. But Flori-
da had assets.
When Florida was given
statehood in 1845, Congress
deeded the state 500,000 acres.
Five years later, the federal gov-
ernment gave the state of Florida
20 million acres of swampy land
deemed "unfit for cultivation
due to its swamp and over-
flowed condition."
The State of Florida had
swampland for sale and state
officials found a buyer.
In 1881, the state sold 4 mil-
lion acres of South Florida land
at 25 cents an acre to Hamilton
Disston of Pennsylvania. The
sale came with a catch: Mr. Dis-
ston agreed to dig canals and
drain the land for development
and farming.
Overland transportation was
impractical and in some
places impossible so Mr. Dis-
ston's first task was to open up
waterways for steam boat traffic.
His plan included a steamboat
highway from Lake Tohopekali-
ga to Fort Myers.
Included in Mr. Disston's pur-
chase was the trading post of
Allendalc. Allendale, which
would later be renamed Kissim-
mee, would become Mr. Dis-
ston's headquarters. Steam
boats built in Kissimmee carried
dredges and workers to the
remote areas being drained. The
boats also carried settlers and
their belongings into the remote
Florida wilderness.
Mr. Disston's companies
dredged connections between
lakes in the Kissimmee area
(what would be known the
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes) and
Lake Kissimmee, which flows
into the Kissimmee Rive,
Accounts vary about the rapid
drop of the lakes after the com-
pletion of the canals, but records
from the time show that within
30 days the water levels around
Lake Toho went down approxi-
mately three feet.
As another part of the river
highway, Mr. Disston's compa-
nies dredged a connection
between Lake Okeechobee and
the Caloosahatchee River.
Before the dredging project,
the Caloosahatchee River was
not directly connected to Lake
Okeechobee. The river started at
Lake Flirt, which was about two
miles east of LaBelle, and flowed
west to the ocean. The area
between Lake Flirt and Lake
Hipochee was made up of
marshy wetlands and two other
small lakes.
To make a path for boat traffic
from Fort Myers to Lake Okee-
chobee and then north on the
river to Kissimmee, dredges
started at the ocean and worked
their way inland, deepening the
channel as necessary and blast-
ing a waterfall out of the way
near Fort Thompson. The dredge
continued through Lake Lettuce,
Lake Bonnet and Lake
Hipochee. At the western end of
Lake Hipochee, the dredge fol-
lowed a small existing canal,
which was believed to have
been originally dug by the Paleo
or Mayaimi Indians, and finally
connected the waterway to Lake
Okeechobee.
Connecting Lake Okee-
chobee to the Caloosahatchee
River changed both the lake and
the river. The smaller lakes that
had been connected by the
dredging would eventually be
lost in the river. Water that had
once flowed slowly from the big
lake, through marshlands, to
smaller lakes and then to more
marshlands, now had a faster
channel to travel to the sea.
By 1883 steamboats were
making regular runs between
Fort Myers and Kissimmee.
While boat traffic opened up
the Caloosahatchee River area to


settlements, connecting the river
to the lake had unexpected con-
sequences. Heavy rainfall during
the hurricane seasons in the
1920s brought flooding all along
the river. In response, the state
approved projects to dredge the
channel deeper and straighter. A
system of locks was added to
control the flow of water.
Alvah Burke, who was inter-
viewed in 1985 in LaBelle, cap-
tained a steam boat on the
Caloosahatchee River from 1914
until he joined the Army during
World War I. "It was a beautiful
river, but it was crooked as a
black snake," said "Captain"


The paddle steamer Thomas A. Edison docked on the
Caloosahatchee River near Alva in 1910.


Special to 1NI/Florida Archives
The Steamship Roseada travels the Kissimmee River in this
photo from the 1890s. The steamship is loaded with passen-
gers and supplies headed for Okeechobee.


This photo taken in 1914 shows the connection between
Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River.


Burke, who was 90 at the time of
the interview.
The river had twists so sharp
and narrow that boat traffic was
tricky, he said. At one bend, nick-
named "four rope bend," they
had to put men on the shore
with ropes to help guide the boat
through the turns.
He said during the dry season
the Caloosahatchee River was so
shallow that a man could easily
wade across it. It would be
about 18 inches deep at the
LaBelle bridge, he said.
The river was so crooked, he
continued, that the bridge at
LaBelle ran east to west. It was a
turnstile bridge, he explained,
with a pedestal in the middle.
The bridge tender's station was
in the middle of the bridge, and
he would turn the bridge side-
ways to allow large boats to
pass. When they dredged and
straightened the river, they didn't
move the bridge. They just
turned the bridge north to south.
Before the end of the 20th
century, the Calooshatchee
would be dredged five times,
turning a slow-moving, shallow,
winding river into a fast-moving,
deep channel.
Hamilton Disston's compa-
nies, the Okeechobee Land
Company and Atlantic and the
Gulf Coast Canal Company, also
undertook the first attempt to
drain the Everglades. They exca-
vated 11 miles of canals south of
Lake Okeechobee in the direc-
tion of Miami. As land was
drained, Mr. Disston sold it to
farmers. But dredging was costly
and he couldn't drain land fast
enough to keep up with his
expenses.
In the end, Mr. Disston could
not tame the Everglades. Freezes
in 1894 and 1895 devastated the
citrus farms in the Kissimmee
area. Unsound bank debt and
speculation left the country in a
depression. Mr. Disston was
ruined financially and returned
to Philadelphia.
Florida officials did not give
up on their hope to "drain the
swamp" and tame the wild Ever-
glades. With Mr. Disston gone,
others would take up the chal-
lenge.
In 1902, the Kissimmee River
Navigation Project was author-
ized by Congress. The project,
which was completed in 1909,
created a channel 3 feet deep by
30 feet wide following the wind-
ing Kissimmee River for 109
miles.
In 1906 Governor Napoleon
Bonaparte Broward promoted a
$250,000 tax-supported plan to
create the Everglades Drainage
District. In his 1905 campaign,
the governor had promised to
create an "Empire of the Ever-
glades," by draining that "pesti-
lence-ridden swamp." The first
project began in 1906 with the
construction of the New River
canal that reached from Lake
Okeechobee to Fort Lauderdale.
By 1917, four canals dissected
the Everglades. These canals ran
southeast end of Lake Okee-
chobee towards Boca
Raton, Ft. Lauderdale and
Miami.
Not to be left out, the citizens
of Stuart led a campaign to
improve waterways for boat traf-
fic in their area. Between 1916
and 1924, the St. Lucie Canal
was dug, connecting the St.
Lucie River to Lake Okeechobee.
This made it possible for boats to
travel from the east coast to the
west coast by way of Lake Okee-
chobee.
Between 1907 and 1929, the
state spent $18 million and built.
440 miles of canals and levees,
including a small earthen levee
on the south side of Lake Okee-


River was taken in the 1950s.


Everglades drainage project dredge Culebra is at work in the
St. Lucie Canal in this photo from 1921. The St. Lucie Canal
was originally dug for navigation, connecting Lake Okee-
chobee to the St. Lucie River.


This "crying cow" drawing by Warren Church was on the
cover of the "Tentative Report of Flood Damage," document-
ing the damages from the Great Florida Flood.


chobee.
The "reclaimed" land was
rich farmland, but new prob-
lems arose. When exposed to
air, the peat soils south of Lake
Okeechobee oxidized, turned to
dust and blew away. The dry soil
could also catch fire.
In the late 1920s, lake area
residents and farmworkers
found that their system of canals
and small levees was no match
for Mother Nature. In 1926, a
hurricane flooded South Florida,
killing approximately 300 peo-
ple. The town of Moore Haven
was especially hard hit when it
was flooded by a storm surge in
Lake Okeechobee.
In 1928, an even deadlier hur-
ricane drowned thousands of
farmworkers when a storm
surge breached the lake's south-
ern levee.
Residents of South Florida
begged their elected officials for
help. They found a champion in
Herbert Hoover, who had been
an engineer before becoming
involved in politics.
Mr. Hoover, as Secretary of
Commerce, visited the hurri-
cane-stricken area in 1926. After
the hurricane of 1928, Mr.
Hoover, then a presidential nom-
inee, returned to Florida to see
the hurricane damage first hand.
His concern for the people of
Florida helped Mr. Hoover win
votes in the 1928 election. As
president, he convinced Con-
gress to approve millions of dol-
lars for flood control in Florida.
The River and Harbor Act of
1930 authorized the construc-
tion of 67.8 miles of levee along
the south shore of the lake and
15.7 miles of levee along the
north shore.
In the 1930s, work continued
on efforts to control the flow of
water in South Florida. Canals
were dug or deepened to deal
with flooding; dikes were built to
hold water in.


Prior to 1940, few people
lived in the Kissimmee basin.
Land use in the basin was prima-
rily farming and cattle ranching.
Rapid growth and development
after World War II changed the
Kissimmee Basin, and. left it
more vulnerable to damage
from flooding.
Between 1943 and 1946,
instead of too much water,
Floridians faced a severe
drought. Decades of drainage
left the natural systems unable to
function. Wildfires spread
through the Everglades, feeding
on the organic soil.
In 1947, the drought ended as
rain began to fall but Floridi-
ans' relief turned to despair
when it continued to fall without
end in sight. In what would be
later known as the Great Florida
Flood, 100 inches of rainfall
flooded the state. North of Lake
Okeechobee, the Kissimmee
River Valley was underwater.
South of the big lake, the system
of levees and canals had
landowners threatening vio-
lence, as some tried to dynamite
dikes to relieve flooding, and
others, whose property the dikes
were protecting, tried to stop
them.
Livestock and wildlife strug-
gled to find any high ground. An
estimated 25,0000 cattle were
drowned.
"Ninety percent of eastern
Florida, from Orlando to Flamin-
go, was under water," wrote Stu-
art B. McIver in"The South Flori-
da Sea," published on the
www.langfordfamilyties.com
Web site.
"In Davie, with its vast
acreage in citrus groves and cat-
tle lands, the water was waist
deep; in Fort Lauderdale, waves
were washing across Las Olas
Boulevard," Mr. Stuart wrote.
"Weary horses and cattle stood
forlornly on levees in western
Broward and Palm Beach coun-


ties, sharing what little high
ground remained with deer,
wildcats, raccoons and rat-
tlesnakes. People whose proper-
ty was threatened by water
backed up by dams and locks
attempted to dynamite them but
were faced down by people
packing guns to guard the dams
that were holding back the
waters from their homes and
farms. In a primitive struggle for
survival, neighbor confronted
neighbor."
Adding to Floridians' misery,
the state was hit by tropical
storms. In September 1947, 17
people were killed when a hurri-
cane made landfall near Fort
Lauderdale, with sustained
winds of 121 mph.
South Florida residents peti-
tioned elected officials for flood
control.
According to Kyle VanLand-
ingham's "History of Okee-
chobee," area ranchers took the
lead in lobbying for flood con-
trol.
"On Oct. 6, 1947, about 300
persons assembled at the (Okee-
chobee) county courthouse and
authorized Irlo Bronson, presi-
dent of the Florida Cattlemen's
Association, who presided over
the meeting, to name a commit-
tee that would help push a flood
control program through Con-
gress," Mr. Vanlandingham
wrote. "Senator Claude Pepper
flew in for the meeting and
announced that he would be
meeting with President Truman
within a week and would urge
him to move ahead with emer-
gency fund allotments for the
construction of the water control
program. Also on hand at the
meeting were representatives of
the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers."
Congress passed the Flood
Control Act and created the Cen-
tral and Southern Flood Control
Project (CSF). This system
extended from Orlando to the
Everglades. The system was to
be designed and constructed by
the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers and operated and main-
tained by the state.
The CSF project also included
expansion of the dike around
Lake Okeechobee. Lake Okee-
chobee was completely encir-
cled by 143 miles of levee, with
an average height of about 35
feet.
In 1949, the Legislature creat-
ed the Central and Southern
Florida Flood Control District to
assume responsibility for the
CSF. The group took over the
duties of the Okeechobee Flood
Control District and, by 1955,
they also took over assets and
liabilities of the Everglades
Drainage District. The organiza-
tion was the forerunner of the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, which would be
established in 1961.
The hurricane season of 1961
brought Hurricane Donna. The
resulting flooding inspired new
calls for help with flood control.
In 1962, in response to the
demand for flood control in the
developed areas around the
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and
in the Kissimmee River basin,
the Kissimmee River was chan-
nelized. Between 1962 and 1971,
the United States Army Corps of
Engineers (USACE) dredged the
Kissimmee River and created a
30 foot deep, 300 foot wide, 56
mile long drainage canal (C-38).
This project converted 44 per-
cent of the Kissimmee River's
floodplain to pasture, draining
approximately 31,000 acres of
wetlands.
The channelization of the
river created controversy in the


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cials sought solutions that
looked at the whole system.
Saving the Everglades and the
coastal estuaries will require
addressing the health of the
Kissimmee River and Lake Okee-
chobee.
(Some information for this
article came from: Broward
County Historical Commission,
the Audubon Society, the
National Geographic Survey, the
Army Corps of Engineers, South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, and Fish Florida Maga-
zine.)


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river basin, with protests from
environmentalists and local resi-
dents who opposed changing
the winding, slow-moving river
into a fast-running canal. The
channelization work was barely
completed when plans were
under way to restore the river. In
1971, the COE completed the
channelization of the Kissimmee
River. Five years later the Kissim-
mee River Restoration Act was
signed by the Florida State Legis-
lature.
In the 1980s, Lake Okee-
chobee showed signs of degra-
dation. Algae blooms covered
square miles of the big lake.
When the blooms died, the
resulting fish kills had anglers
and environmentalists asking
government officials for help.
The blooms were blamed on
high levels of nutrients entering
the lake. Taylor Creek/Nubbin
Slough was identified as one of
the main sources of excess
phosphorus, with runoff from
area dairies contributing to the
problem.
The Department of Environ-
mental Regulation initiated the
Dairy Rule, accompanied with a
Dairy Buyout program. They
required dairy operators to
either build the capacity to treat
cow waste on site or take the
cows out the watershed area.
This resulted in a downsizing of
the industry with many dairies in
the watershed leaving the area.
The "buyout" cost Okeechobee
County hundreds of jobs.
The work to reduce phospho-
rus levels had little effect on the
lake's overall health. Hurricanes
and tropical storms continued to
cause the water levels in Lake
Okeechobee to rise. The marshy
areas around the lake disap-
peared under high water. These
marshy areas act as "kidneys" to
help clean nutrirn from the
water. They also provide spawn-
ing areas for fish and habitat for
wading birds. As the water rose,
the lake's ecosystem was threat-
ened.
Friends of Lake Okeechobee
was formed, and lobbied the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District and the Army
Corps of Engineers to lower the
lake levels and keep them lower,
to allow the lake's littoral zones
to recover.
The new lake level schedule
was only in place a few months
when Mother Nature took care
of getting the water lower than
anyone anticipated. In 2000 and
2001 drought forced South Flori-
da to restrict water use. For 194
consecutive days, the Lake
Okeechobee's water level
dropped below 11 feet. On May
24, the lake level was 8.97 feet -
the lowest level ever recorded
for Lake Okeechobee.
The drought created prob-
lems for water managers who
dealt with demands for drinking
water and irrigation as well as
the threat of salt water intrusion
into waterways normally fed by
the big lake, but the drought
helped the lake's ecosystems. As
the littoral zones around the lake
dried out, invasive vegetation
was burned off or cleared, and
native vegetation replanted.
When the rains finally came
and the water returned, the
replenished littoral zones provid-
ed spawning areas for fish and
habitat for wading birds.
The lake was showing signs
of recovery, but it wasn't to last.
In 2004 Hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne
dumped record rainfall on the
state of Florida, leaving wide-
spread flooding in their wake
and raising the level of Lake
Okeechobee. The high winds
from the hurricanes churned the
lake water, ripping out vegeta-
tion. All of the progress made
during the drought was lost to
power of the hurricane-force
winds.
In 2005 Hurricane Wilma fur-
thered the damage left by the
2004 Hurricanes and dumped
more water into a system that
had not yet recovered from the
flooding of the previous year.
.High winds pushed the lake
water south, revealing the lake's
muddy bottom. When the winds
shifted and the water rushed
back, it churned up all the sedi-
ment from the lake bottom.
The flooded lake was left a
muddy mess. Discharges of the
muddy water to the Caloosa-
hatchee and St. Lucie Canal
threatened the fragile ecosys-
tems of estuaries on both coasts.
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area sought attention for their
particular concerns, state offi-







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Join the fun April 8
The Black Gold Jubilee Committee is fired up for yet another successful outing this
year and invites the community to take part in the annual tradition. The jubilee, which
normally draws crowds in the thousands, is expecting another good turnout at this
year's event.


"Cat Talk"
Gove Elementary
School


Results of foreign
language fair
Forty-one students from
grades fourth sixth epresent-
ed Gove Elementary in the recent
Palm Beach County Forgein Lan-
guage Fair held at Park Vista High
School in Lake Worth on Satur-
day, March 11. The students
competed, in both English and
Spanish against other students in
Palm Beach County in the follow-
ing categories: Declamation,
reading comprehension,
impromptu speech, oral vocabu-
lary, and art. In the Spanish com-
petition, the students received
the following awards: Thirty-five
first place "superior" blue rib-
bons, 10 second place "excel-
lent" red ribbons and on honor-
able mention certificate. In the
French competition, four stu-
dents received "superior" blue
ribbons. In the art category, stu-
dents also received superior and
excellent ribbons for their art
projects. Special thanks to the
following teachers for preparing
the students for the competition:
Ms. Blandon, Ms. Aguirre, 'Ms.
Torres, Ms Quintanilla, Ms. M.
Lopez, Mr. Jutniano, Mr. Lar-
regui, Ms. Carrasco, Ms. Lanuza,
Ms. Schmidt, Mr. Emilcar and Ms.
Long.


Canal Point
Elementary School
Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal
Point Elementary held it's annual
Spring Fling on Friday, March 17.
Students, parents and visitors
enjoyed delicious food and an
array of fun carnival games. We
would like to thank all of our par-
ent and community volunteers. We
would also like to thank Ms. Bass
and the following students from
Pahokee Middle/Senior High
School that helped make our day a
success! The students who volun-
teered were Rickeria Lindale,
Joshua Brown, April Golphin,
Michael Lawler, Ronnisha Hall,
Jakeshia Gilmore, Dineshia Dortch,
Doral Willis, Myica Cecembre and
Montrell Miller. Thankyou!
We will begin our School Mall
fundraiser on Monday, April 3.
Parents, please help your student
fill out the postcards and return
them to school. This fundraiser
offers a variety of items to order
by mail or online. Students who
return all of their filled postcards
receive a small prize.
Dates to note:
April 10 SACS/CASI Visit
April 18 SAC Meeting

Math and Science fair
The Gove Elementary Math
and Science Fair was held Tues-
day, March 15 in the school media
center. WE thank all of the Kinder-
garten second grade students
and teachers for their participation
in this annual event. Congratula-


tions to the following winners -
kindergarten: first place: "Speedy
Germinator" (Mrs. Russell's class;
second place: "Will plants grow?"
Mrs. Abiega's class; third place:
"What Happens if you mix raisins
and 7-Up?" Mrs. Velasco's class, "A
chip off the potato" Mrs. Banks'
class, "Paper magic" Mrs. Lar-
regui's class, and "Celery Sur-
prise" Mrs. Martinez's class. First
grade first place: "What juice
cleans pennies best?" Mrs. Spotts
and Mrs. Smith 's Class, "Speedy
wheels" Mrs. Malbog and Mrs.
Collier's class; second place:
"Water flow" Mrs. Charron and
Ms. Rodriguez' class, "Coin lift"
Mrs. Mendez' class, "What does a
better job of cleaning your teeth?
Mrs. Lopez' class, and "Soil forma-
tion" Mr. Figueroa's class. Second
grade first place: "Shine penny
shine" Mrs. Bustillo's class.

Muchas gracias
A check in the amount of $550
was received from Target Depart-
ment Stores on behalf of faculty,
staff, parents and community
members who have designated
Gove Elementary School to
receive one percent of their Target
charge card purchases. The
money is used in the family center
to fund special programs for the
students and families. We appre-
ciate your continued support.

Upcoming events
April 6 ReCharge Program
at 3 p.m.


Sun school briefs


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


To request an additional
application, please call (888)
383-2025. Parents may also pick
up an application in English,
Spanish, Portuguese, or Creole
at any Palm Beach County
School.

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


Applications for free Children of promise
r .j pChildren of promise
or .reducedrice| mealS


Family Applications for Free
and Reduced Price Meals may be
submitted at any time through-
out the school year. The previ-
ously mentioned deadline of July
15 was given to ensure the appli-
cations would be processed by
the first day of school. Applica-
tions are processed on a first
come, first served basis, and
notification of benefits will be
mailed home.


Christians reaching out to
society introduces their new
C.O.P. program, Children of
Promise, to provide mentors for
children having a parent in the
prison system. Both children and
mentors are needed for the pro-
gram. Please call Lee Washing-
ton to refer a child needing a
mentor or a volunteer to be a
mentor at (561) 602-6146
(Glades area). Background
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
community. The program serves
children aged 10-18 and space is
still available. Call for more infor-
mation or stop in to pick up an
application. Location: 7450 State
Road 15, Pahokee (behind
RCMA). Telephone: (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 class-
es will be held in the following
locations. 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 interested in attending
should contact Carmen Canales,
Elisabeth Joseph or Hilaria
Camacho at GCDC, (561) 992-
9500.
ECMHSP looking for
volunteers
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP)s looking for
volunteers. If you can donate a
few hours of your time, the per-
fect opportunity might exist for
you. Opportunities to serve are
endless and include office sup-
port, kitchen assistance, class-
room assistance and much
more. Volunteers are needed
Mon-Fri from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Please call Erica at (561) 996-
2232 for more information on


how to be a part of this excellent
and meaningful experience.

Migrant Head Start
opens
East Coast Migrant Head Start
is looking for children ages five
and under. East Coast Migrant
Head Start believes that all chil-
dren can benefit from the educa-
tional, health, and social services
that the program provides. Fami-
lies with children who have dis-
abilities are encouraged to apply.
For more information regarding
eligibility, call Cindy Guerra at
(561) 996-2939: 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Monday-Friday.
Wee Care has meals
Wee Care Child Development
Center is a participant in the
Child Care Food Program. Chil-
dren enrolled in the center are
eligible to receive free and
reduced cost meals at no cost to
the parent. Wee Care is located
at 209 SW 10 Street in Belle
Glade. For more information,
please call (561) 996-6196.


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Counties embrace for bird flu Accerler8 Toreadmorenews, visitwww.newszap.com


Avian Influenza:
Also known as H5N1,
Influenza A, Bird Flu
Editors note: This information
is part of a series on Pandemic
Influenza provided by The Hendry
and Glades County Health Depart-
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information and actions to be
taken if Pandemic Flu becomes a
realistic threat to the citizens of
Hendry and Glades County.
What is Avian Influenza?
Bird Flu is the common name
for avian influenza, an infection
caused by avian (bird) influenza
(flu) viruses. Avian Flu is caused
by the H5N1 virus. Avian Flu


occurs naturally among birds. It is
contagious among birds and may
cause death. Avian Influenza
does not infect people unless
there is direct contact with birds
infected with the virus. Most of
these cases have been caused
from people having direct or
close contact with birds infected
with the H5N1 virus or contami-
nated surfaces. Bird Flu has not
occurred in the United States.
Because all influenza viruses
have the ability to change, scientists
are concerned that H5N1 virus one
day could be able to infect humans
and spread easily from one person
to another. If H5N1 virus were to
gain the ability to easily spread
from person to person, an influen-
za pandemic, or worldwide out-
break of disease, could begin.


According to health officials,
"No one can predict when a pan-
demic might occur." Experts from
around the world are watching the
H5N 1 situation in Asia and Europe
very closely and are preparing for
the possibility that the virus may
begin to spread more easily from
person to person.
In the event Bird Flu were to
reach the United States, protective
measures such as hand washing,
cleaning surfaces, and assuring
safe food practices would need to
be followed. John Gountas,
Hendry and Glades County Plan-
ning Consultant, says this is not
the time to panic, but to stay
informed. "This is a bird flu, not a
human flu," he said.
Information on Avian Flu will
continue next week.


Susan Andrews appointed chair


TAMPA After becoming the
first candidate for governor to visit
every county in Florida, Democrat
Jim Davis announced he has
appointed county chairs in each of
the state's 67 counties. In Hendry
County, Davis tapped Susan
Andrews to spearhead his local
organizing efforts.
"I am honored that Susan has
agreed to donate her talent to build
our campaign organization in
Hendry County. It's because of the
commitment and hard work of
people like Susan that we'll win this
race and bring the kind of change
that's desperately needed in Talla-
hassee," said Jim Davis.
The slate of elected officials,
teachers, seniors, small business
owners, nurses, veterans and
even some Republicans sends a
strong signal about Davis's deep
and diverse support across Florida.
Davis's robust statewide organiza-
tion is an important part of his strat-
egy for winning, not just the Demo-
cratic Primary, but also the general
election.
Davis said that his statewide
organization represents his com-
mitment to competing for votes in
every community in Florida and
that he will be a governor who
everyone in Florida can be proud of.
"When I launched my cam-
paign, I set a goal of visiting every
county because I want to be a gov-
ernor for all Floridians," said
Davis. "I've met and talked with
voters all across Florida. From
rural counties to urban counties,


from small counties to large,
Floridians want a governor who
will listen to them and respect
them. I will be that governor."
Two weeks ago at a town hall
meeting, Davis unveiled his vision
for "Keeping Florida's Promise" to
our children, our seniors, our fam-
ilies, and our communities.
Among his ideas, Davis proposed
investing $1 billion from this
year's budget surplus to create a


Teacher Endowment Fund that
would give Florida's teachers a
permanent salary increase.
Davis also discussed his spe-
cific ideas for overhauling the
FCAT, reducing the cost of pre-
scription drugs, helping small
businesses afford health insur-
ance for their employees, pro-
tecting Florida's precious quality
of life, and bringing broadband
Internet to every community.


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Royal beauty
From left: Miss Jr. Hendry County 2006, Kylie Pencarinha,
takes the stage with Miss Teen Latina of the Glades 2006,
Yamilet Orta; and Miss Latina of the Glades 2006, Arelis Her-
nandez. Joining the newly crowned Latina queens along with
Miss Jr. Hendry County is 2006 Miss Hendry County Jade
Weiss. Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Orta will continue competi-
tion in the Miss Florida Latina 2006 pageant. The two lovely
young Latina queens follow last year's winners, which were
Alexis Rodriguez and Monica Herrera, both of Clewiston.


meeting

now set
The South Florida Water
Management District will hold
a Water Resource Advisory
Commission (WRAC) Issues
Workshop meeting on Thurs-
day, March 30. 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.
The meeting will be Thurs-
day, March 30, from 6 to 7:30
p.m. at the South Florida Water
Management District B-l Audi-
torium, 3301 Gun Club Road in
West Palm Beach. An open
house will be held from 5:30 to
6 p.m., before the meeting.
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 proj-
ect is to capture, move and
store regulatory releases from
Lake Okeechobee, reducing
the number/volume of harm-
ful discharges to coastal estuar-
ies; capture, move and store
agricultural stormwater runoff,
reducing the need for emer-
gency flood control back
pumping into Lake Okee-
chobee; improve operational
flexibility to move water within
the EAA, including flow equal-
ization and optimization of
Stormwater Treatment Area
performance to further reduce
phosphorus inflows to the
Everglades; improve flood pro-
tection for lands adjacent to
Bolles and Cross canals.
For additional information
regarding this meeting, please
contact Renee DeSantis (561)
682-6844 or 242-5520 x 4075 or
rdesanti@sfwmd.gov.
For more information on
the Acceler8 program and
review the Basis of Design
Report (BODR) on the Ever-
glades Agricultural Area A-1
project please visit the Acceler8
website at www.ever-
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to know that we will not be returning to the 626
W. Sugarland Highway (US 27) location, and
are now seeking an alternate office space in
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Plant Jatropha for dependable color Theft


"What's killing my plant?" he
asked. "Actually there is hardly any-
thing that can bother your plant", I
responded, and gave him a few
pointers on the finer art of soaping
up mealybugs. Last week's office
visitor and a recent plant profile
from Yard Doc Carol Bailey helped
to suggest that I put together a
summary about a great plant for
local Florida Yards, Jatropha.
Jatropha is an evergreen shrub
that has lots of butterfly-attracting
red flowers, yet it requires little
care once established in the land-
scape. However, this poinsettia-
relative does have the potential
for a bit of trouble if a child or pet
were to eat the foliage or seed-
pods that it produces.
Peregrina, Spanish for a
female pilgrim, is sometimes
given as a common name for this
plant, while Fire-Cracker and
Spicy Jatropha are also used to
refer to this attractive ornamental.
Most of the nurseries where I have
seen it in stock call this plant Jat-
ropha [ja-TROE-fuh] when they


are referring to Jatropha integerri-
ma. UF Horticultural taxonomist
Dr. Bejan Dehgan notes that there
is a variety "hastata" and a cultivar
"Compacta", which will be small-
er is size.
Another related ornamental
plant is known as Coral Plant (Jat-
ropha multifida) that has deeply
divided leaves that look a bit like
the infamous Cannabis plant, but
the Jatropha has red flowers.
There are over a hundred other
Jatropha species.
However it is called, this Cuban
native can grow to about 10 feet tall
and can be equally wide, but it is
likely to be smaller around here
when frost nips it back. It retains its
dark-green foliage all year. The fid-
dle-shaped leaves are vaguely rem-
iniscent of the colorful bracts of the
poinsettia plant because they
sometimes show small lobes or
points on the leaf margins.
The flower clusters of this Jat-
ropha are a brilliant scarlet red, or
sometimes pink in color. Each indi-
vidual flower has star-shaped (5


pointed) petals with small yellow
flower parts. But there's something
unusual about this plant the male
and female flowers grow in sepa-
rate bloom clusters, either at differ-
ent times or on different parts of
the same plant. It is strongly attrac-
tive to hummingbirds and butter-
flies, especially to monarchs, swal-
lowtails and zebras.
Female flowers that are visited
by bees or caterpillars produce a
seed capsule that is filled with three
smooth speckled seed. While all
parts of this plant contain toxic sub-
stances, the rounded seed contain
more of these poisons. I'd suggest
that the small developing seedpods
be trimmed off before they mature
to reduce the chances that some-
body or something would eat
them. Please don't plant it if there is
a chance that it would be eaten by
unsuspecting garden visitors.
This medium fast-growing plant
grows and blooms best in hot,
sunny, dry locations. The soil must
be well drained. It is avery drought
tolerant plant once established,


and will not require watering in
your Florida Yard. It tends to thin if
over-watered, and does not have
any tolerance for salts.
According to "Yard Doc Carol",
Jatropha should be used where the
constant bloom can be enjoyed
up-close. It is superb as a patio or
container tree, and does well in
buffer strips and in small-scale
urban landscapes where larger
trees would overwhelm the plant-
ing. The natural shape is often
open, so prune while young to
encourage strong branches and a
good structure for wind resistance.
The Peregrina plant is not a
plant for formal hedges, does not
like to be sheared. Use it as an
accent plant. Use of a balanced
slow-release fertilizer two to four
times per year may improve the
plant's appearance, and don't for-
get to mulch underneath to reduce
weeds. There are few insect pests
that cool bother Jatropha, and the
few mealy bugs that our office visi-
tor had on his plant would not slow
it down in a Florida Yard.


Continued From iPage 1
Garrett said. "It's neglect on
somebody's part."
He remains concerned that the
current situation at the police
department is not sufficient
enough to meet the needs of resi-
dents and the city, Commissioner
Garrett stops short of saying the
blame lies on its chief ol police. "I
support the chief," he said.
Commissioner Garrett main-
tains that the only solution left for
Belle Glade is to dissolve its city-
run police department and allow
the sheriff's office to take over the
policing duties much like it did
in the neighboring cities of Paho-
kee and South Bay. HIe contends
that the city cannot afford to man
a full department to police the
growing city. The situation is only
aggravated, the commissioner
said, with the recent annexation
of Glades Glen and Mobile Home
Park 715.
Belle Glade Police Chief Albert
Dowdell, meanwhile, reports that


his department is slowly but sure-
ly getting back in shape, as the
department fills its vacancies,
which at one point numbered in
the double digits.
"I beg to differ (with Mr. Gar-
rett's assertions)," said Chief
Dowdell. "We've been meeting
our payroll and we've met the
functions of a police depart-
ment." Sudden spikes in crime
indicate a more serious problem
than what exists, Chief Dowdell
said. When taken as a whole, he
insists, the problems that surge
are the exception. "It seems to
come in spurts and it looks out of
hand."
Commissioner Garrett doesn't
agree.
Mr. Garrett said he is consider-
ing making an official proposal
before the commission asking
that it consider switching its
police force to the sheriff's office,
but said he is not hopeful that the
other commissioners on the
board will go along with his idea.
"We've got no other alterna-
tive," Commissioner Garrett said.
"It's the only way Belle Glade is
going to survive."


Briefs


Free Predatory
Lending Seminar
Are you thinking about buying a
home but fear the loan process?
Centro Campesino invites you to
attend our Predatory Lending Sem-
inar on Saturday, April 1 from 10
a.m.-12 noon located at Centro
Campesino Villa Lago Office, 516
Avenida del Maiz, South Bay. Pre-
sented by Consumer Credit Coun-
seling Service of South Florida,
South Florida's only United Way
approved credit-counseling agency
hosted by Centro Campesino. Call
(561) 996-3988 to register and
reserve your seat. Free refresh-
ments will be provided. 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 Comrrnerce. All entries
in the parade must begin lining up
on Ave. L, between 8:30-9 a.m. the
morning of the parade: Your coop-
eration in this matter is appreciat-
ed.

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

Black Gold Jubilee
photo contest
The Black Gold Jubilee photog-
raphy contest will take place April
8. For more information or details
on rules, entry guidelines and cate-
gories please call Karen Corbin
(561) 996-6851 or Sara Phillips
(561) 996-2745. Deadline for entry


is March 24 at5 p.m.

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

Let's Clean Up Pahokee
Churches, clubs, schools, youth
groups, volunteers, we need you!
Join the Great American Cleanup,
SKeep Palm Beach County Beauti-
ful, Inc., the Solid Waste Authority,
the city of Pahokee, Lakeside Com-
munity Renewal and the Pahokee
Chamber of Commerce on April 29
from 8 a.m. to noon. Meet at the
Pahokee Chamber of Commerce,
115 E. Main St. to register and get
your free T-shirt and pick up your
supplies. Hot dogs and drinks will
be provided. Let's clean up Paho-
kee. For more details, call 924-5579.

Free nursing
assistant course
The Community Prayer Wor-
ship Center is giving back to our
local community. To help promote
job growth by providing free nurs-.
ing 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. Mon-
days and Thursdays. If you are
interested in this free course, call
(561) 996-7276 for more informa-
tion.

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 con-


tact information in Iraq. We want
to make sure our troops from the
Glades are receiving support from
their community. For more infor-
mation please contact Elizabeth
Cayson, Support-Our-Troops Wish
List Chairperson at 996-0129.

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

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 Nar-
conon now.

Post-hurricane
counseling
The Youth Service Bureau, a
program of Palm Beach County
Division of Youth Affairs, serves
children from birth through age 17
and provides individual and family
counseling at no cost to families in
Palm Beach County. As hurricane
Frances and its aftermath has
heightened the problems and
stress level for families in Palm
Beach County, the Youth Service
Bureau wants to reach out to
those families and offer the help of
licensed therapists who will listen
to their experience and help them
cope. Any parent or adolescent
needing help should call the Youth
Service Bureau office at 992-1233


(Glades) to obtain an appoint-
ment.

Weight Watchers meet
Weight Watchers of the Glades
meet Thursdays 5-6 p.m. at the
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative,
on the fourth floor.

Bingo nights
American Legion Post 20 will
begin Bingo nights and will con-
tinue every Thursday at 7 p.m.
thereafter. For more information,
please call (561) 996-6444 after 3
p.m.


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Continued From Page 1
have recovered a gun from one
of those suspects, and will be
comparing the pellet to an X-ray
taken of the woman's wrist. The
gun was taken from a juvenile
who lives in the apartment com-
plex.
"We're working closely with
the police department to con-
duct additional interviews," said
Mr. Esser. According to Mr. Esser,
mail at Glades Glen had been
suspended some time before the
shooting occurred. The broken
mailboxes and constant vandal-
ism prevented workers from


delivering the mail to individu-
als, and the post office had been
handing the mail in bulk to the
apartment complex office. A
meeting between the post office
and the apartment management
will have to happen before the
mail is delivered to its rightful
place, Mr. Esser said.
In the meantime, the postal
inspector is offering a $10,000
reward for information leading
to an arrest. Residents of the
development are encouraged to
come forward with information
that may help to solve the case. If
you have information, you are
asked to contact the Postal
Inspection Service's Palm Beach
branch office at (561) 659-0261.


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14 SPORTS Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, March 30, 2006


Dunn and Adams win Bass Busters


'The Bass Buters Silver Divi-
sion Tournament was held in
('lewiston, on Lake Okee-
cholee, on March 18.


"' ",'lilThe first place team, and the
s' 'ise ond place big bass winners
o'-, I tle day was Bradley Dunn
l and his grandson Tom Adams,
both of Clewiston, with a total
weight of 16.44 pounds. Their
second place big bass fish
weighed in at 6.7 pounds.
The second place team, who
also won the first place big bass
prize, was the team of Celesti
and McGuire, of Ft. Lauderdale,
with a total weight of 13.32
INI/Bill Fabian pounds. Their big bass winning
school have fish weighed in at 7.07 pounds.
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Walls, of Pompano Beach and
Boca Raton, with an overall
weight of 12.81 pounds.
This was a tough fishing day
on Lake Okeechobee, however,
once again the Bass Busters
anglers did a great job bringing
the fish to the scales. Congratu-
lations to all the winners. The
next Silver Division Bass Buster-
sTournament is scheduled for
April 22, in Clewiston, on Lake
Okeechobee. The team entry
fee is $70 and includes the Big
Bass jackpot.
The Bass Busters Gold Divi-
sion also fished this past week-
end on lake Okeechobee out of
Clewiston, on Sunday March 19.


The first place team was the
Team of Mark Baldel and Antho-
ny Valachovic, of Lake Worth,
with a total overall weight of
18.80 pounds.
The second place team and
first place big bass winners was
the Bass Busters team of H.B.
and W. B. Chambliss, of LaBelle
and Palm Bay. Their overall
weight on the day was 14.45
pounds with the first place big
bass topping the scales at 8.23
pounds.
The third place team and tak-
ing second place big bass of the
tournament was the team of
Garry Long and Kelly Autrey, of
LaBelle and Clewiston. Their
overall weight was 13.20


CHS softball tops



district standings


By Bill Fabian

CLEWISTON With the
help of area-leading batting per-
formances by Desiree Lopez and
Miranda Waddell, the varsity
Lady Tigers of Clewiston High
School have played their way to
the top of the District 4A-11
standings more than halfway
through the season.
The Lady Tigers are undefeat-
ed in the district, but still face
three more games against sec-
ond-place Riverdale and two
games against rivals LaBelle
before the end of the season.
Going into Spring Break, the
Lady Tigers were 12-3 overall
with a perfect 5-0-district record,
led by head coach Melissa
Whitehead.
Team batting leader and CHS
freshman Desiree Lopez put up
an average of .537 going into the
break, and posts the third-best
average in the district. She has
hit a stunning total of five triples


on the season, In..I ., I ; two
during one game against Dun-
bar.
Senior Miranda Waddell leads
the team with 21 RBIs, a total
that ranks third best in the dis-
trict. She also leads the team in
home runs with two on the sea-
son.
CHS pitcher Nikki Nelson
posts a 1.15 ERA to lead the team
and rank third in the district. The
junior has thrown 61 innings for
the Lady Tigers, striking out 35
batters and chalking up eight
, wins for the team.
Freshman Courtney Moore
has provided an added pitching
boost, having worked 17 innings
and giving up just three earned
runs with 19 strikeouts for the
Lady Tigers. She racked up nine
strikeouts during a win against
Dunbar.
The Lady Tigers will face dis-
trict foe LaBelle twice in the
coming week at LaBelle on
Friday, March 31 and later in
Clewiston on April 4.


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INI/Bill Fabian
After the ball
Donnie Creagh, 5, fields a grounder at first base.


Trying it out for size
Hannah Hayes, 4, gets ready to step up to bat for one of
Clewiston's T-Ball teams.


Sports Brief


Seeking volunteers
The Clewiston Cougar organi-
zation is seeking hard working
volunteers and coaches to help
the Clewiston Cougar football
and cheerleading organization.
Applications for head coaching
positions are due by April 14, at
which time the board of direc-
tors will make the final selection.
To volunteer, or pick up an appli-
cation, call Richard Benjamin at
(863) 256-6033, or Charlene Ford
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Dr. Ellis Webster, ENT
5 Dr. Webster has joined Glades General
Hospital's team of physicians. Dr. Webster
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Nose and Throat care to our community.


Lake area varsity sports schedules:


Editor's note: The spring
sports season is upon us. To have
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SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULES:
GLADES DAY:
BASEBALL:
March 30: At Benjamin 4 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Summit 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 30: Hosts Benjamin 4 p.m.
April 6: Hosts Clewiston 5 p.m.
April 14-15: Bill Longshore tour-
nament
April 18-21: District champi-
onship tournament
TRACKAND FIELD:
March 30: At Palm Beach Qualifi-
erTBA
March 31: At Clewiston Invitation-
al 3:30 p.m.
Clewiston High School
Varsity Baseball
March 31: At LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 4: Hosts LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 6: At Evangelical Christian 7
p.m.
April 7: Hosts American Heritage
6p.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 V.-rot 6
p.m.
April 25-26, 28: Districts at Lemon
Bay


Softball
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 7 p.m.
April 13: At Moore Haven 7 p.m.
Tennis
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 Invita-
tional 3:30 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Charlotte/Moore
Haven 5 p.m.
April 7: At LaBelle Invitational 4
p.m.
April 11: Districts at Golden Gate 1
p.m.


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14 SPORTS


pounds, with the second largest
bass of the tournament weigh-
ing in at 7.92 pounds.
Congratulations to all the
winners and thanks to all the
sponsors that make these tour-
naments happen. The next Gold
Division tournament will take
place in Clewiston, on Lake
Okeechobee, on Sunday April
23. The team entry fee is $100
and includes the big bass jack-
pot.
For more information about
the Bass Busters tournament
schedule, visit their Web site, at
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Bananas are America's favorite fruit


I tend to shop for fresh fruit by.
season, but bananas,- which are
harvested year round are always
on my shopping list.
Bananas are good sources of
potassium, fiber and vitamin C. as
well as vitamin B6. Vitamin B6
helps the immune system function
properly. It is also needed for prop-
er function of the central nervous
system.
One banana has about 15 per-
cent of the recommended daily
allowance of vitamin C, 11 percent
of the potassium, 20 percent of the
B6 and 16 percent of the dietary
fiber.
Bananas are easily portable and
make a great snack to take with
you. You don't even have to bother
to wrap them. Is it any surprise that
bananas are the most popular fruit
in the United States? The average
American eats 28 pounds of
bananas a year. Since there are
about three bananas in a pound,
that means, the average American
eats about'84 bananas a year.
Here are some facts fror the
International Banana Association:
Bananas are great for athletic
and fitness activity because they
replenish necessary carbohydrates,
glycogen and body fluids burned
during exercise.
There is no such thing as a
banana tree. Bananas grow on
plants.
Bananas are not grown com-
mercially in the continental United
States. They are grown in Latin and
South America from countries like
Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia,
Honduras, .Panama and
Guatemala.
Research suggests that a diet
high in potassium may reduce the
risk of hypertension and stroke.
Because bananas are sodium-free
and very rich in potassium, they
can be eaten as part of a diet to
reduce the risk of high blood pres-
sure.
The origin of bananas is
traced back to the Malaysian jun-
gles of Southeast Asia, where so
many varieties and names for the
banana are in that area.
Some horticulturists suspect
that the banana was the earth's first
fruit. Banana plants have been in
cultivation since the time of record-
ed history. One of the first records
of bananas dates back to Alexan-
der the Great's conquest of India
where he first discovered bananas
in 327 B.C.
In some lands bananas were
considered the principal food. Early


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travelers and settlers would carry
the roots of the plant as they migrat-
ed to the Middle East and Africa.
From there Portuguese traders car-
ried banana roots to the Canary.
Islands, where bananas are still
grown commercially.
Bananas were officially intro-
duced to the American public at the
1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhi-
bition. Each banana was wrapped
in foil and sold for 10 cents. Before
that time, bananas came to Ameri-
ca on the decks of sailing ships as
sailors took afew stems home after
traveling in the Caribbean.
As bananas ripen, the starch
in the fruit turns to sugar. There-
fore, the riper the banana the
sweeter it will taste.
Refrigeration slows down the
ripening process. Warmer temper-
atures speed up the ripening of
bananas.
Ripe bananas can be
wrapped in newspaper and stored
in the refrigerator. Although the
skin may turn dark, the fruit inside
will be fresh and ripe.
e Bananas can be frozen once
the banana is peeled and stored in
a freezer bag. A touch of fresh
lemon juice may help to reduce
browning.
If you want to ripen a banana
quickly, put it in a brown paper bag
with an apple or tomato overnight
(out of direct sunlight). The two
will work together to speed the
ripening of each other.
Dropping or squeezing
bananas can cause bruising.
Bananas are one of the few
fruits that ripen best off the plant. If
left on the plant, the fruit splits open
and the pulp has a "cottony" tex-
ture and flavor. Even in tropical
growing areas, bananas for domes-
tic. consumption are cut green and
stored in moist, shady places to
ripen slowly.
The following recipes are from
www.vegparadise.com:
FROZEN CAROB BANANAS
For a delightful raw banana
dessert, prepare ahead.
4 ripe, firm bananas


1/2 C. (118 ml) water
3/4 C. (177 ml) raw carob pow-
der
1/4 C. (59 ml) maple syrup
2T.canolaoil
1/4 t. imitation maple extract
1/4t. imitation rum extract
2 C. (480 ml) crushed raw nuts
of your choice or even a combina-
tion (walnuts, pecans,
macadamias)
Peel firm ripe bananas, cut
them in half crosswise, insert a
heavy skewer into the base of each
banana half and freeze them.
Prepare a carob sauce by pro-
cessing water, carob powder,
maple syrup, canola oil and flavor
extracts in the blender until the tex-
ture resembles a thin flowing
sauce. Put this sauce into a deep,
wide-mouth glass.
. Spread crushed raw nuts out
onto a large dish.
Assemble by dipping each
frozen banana into the carob
sauce, then rolling in crushed nuts.
Makes eight servings. Sauce recipe
makes about 1 cup (237 ml.)
BANANA PECAN PANCAKES
1 lb. (453 g) extra firm tofu
3 medium size, medium-ripe
bananas
2 pinches of salt
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
2 T. evaporated cane juice
1/3 C. (79 ml) whole wheat pas-
try flour
3/4 t. vanilla extract
1/4 t. maple extract
1 T. lemon juice
1/3 C. (79 ml) soy milk
2/3 C. (158 ml) raw pecan
pieces
Lightly oil three baking sheets.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (Gas
Mark 6).
Break up tofu into pieces and
put into the food processor. Add
bananas, salt, cinnamon, evaporat-
ed cane juice, pastry flour, vanilla
and maple extracts, lemon juice
and soy milk. Process until all ingre-
dients are completely blended and
bananas are thoroughly pureed.
Drop by heaping tablespoon
onto baking sheets, putting about
12 pancakes on each sheet. Keep
pancakes small, no larger then 2"
(5 cm) in diameter, for ease in turn-
ing them.
Sprinkle pecans over the tops of
each pancake and lightly press
them into the batter.
Bake 12 minutes. Turn pan-
cakes with a spatula, and bake 5 to
7 minutes longer. Serve with maple
syrup. Makes about 36 to 40 small
pancakes, or about four servings.


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UF economic forecasts future of Florida's citrus industry


LAKELAND, FLA Citrus
canker and greening will reduce
the volume of fruit produced in
Florida over the next 15 years, and
the state may never return to the
level of fruit harvested in 2003
before hurricanes spread canker
around the state, according to a
new University of Florida report.
"In addition to these disease
problems, rising land values will
affect the willingness of investors
to commit capital to citrus produc-
tion in Florida, and we expect that
orange and grapefruit production
will decline before it begins to
rebound," said Tom Spreen, a pro-
fessor with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences.
"However, growing world
demand for Florida's high quality
citrus is expected to help boost
prices at all levels ranging from
growers to juice processors and
consumers. In other words, higher
prices should offset lower produc-
tion volume," he said.
These are some of the forecasts
in the report "An Economic
Assessment of the Future of the
Florida Citrus Industry" pre-
pared by UF's food and resource
economics department. Spreen,
chairman of the department,-pre-
sented the 166-page report to the
Florida Department of Citrus
March 23.
He said canker and greening
will affect citrus producers in dif-
ferent ways so the economic
impacts of the two diseases must
be measured separately.
"Industry response to suppress
citrus canker and greening will


increase production costs in the
near term," he said. "These dis-
eases will also affect revenues
through decreased fruit yields and
pack-out in fresh-fruit operations
- eroding the overall profitability
of the industry."
Because of canker, 62 percent
of the nursery trees in the state
have been destroyed, severely lim-
iting the acreage in groves that can
be replanted over the next three
years, Spreen said. The presence
of canker and greening will also
require new greenhouse invest-
ments and management systems
to ensure disease-free nursery
trees.
Citrus canker attacks the fruit
and leaves of a citrus tree, resulting
in increased premature fruit drop.
The bacterial disease affects the
external appearance of fruit grown
for the fresh market, and the dis-
ease may open pathways for other
pest problems, resulting in
increased tree mortality. Spreen
said it is likely that citrus canker
will have more profound effects
on fresh fruit producers compared
to the processing segment of the
industry.
Citrus greening, a more worri-
some threat than canker, is already
widespread in Asia, where little cit-
rus is now produced. Considering
the fact that the Asian citrus psyllid,
which spreads the disease, is
already present throughout Flori-
da, it is likely that greening will
eventually affect many commer-
cial citrus production areas of the
state, Spreen said.
Greening results in increased


tree mortality. It is more likely to
attack young trees than older trees,
and there are many questions
regarding economically sound
management practices with
respect to greening, he said.
"It is crucial that answers be
found to these questions because
increased tree mortality rates have
a detrimental effect on the ability
of a business to survive and com-
pete in the global market," Spreen
said. "We need to identify prac-
tices that suppress greening for the
most economical production of
citrus in Florida."
Because of Florida's impor-
tance as a citrus producer, dis-
eases that adversely affect produc-
tion of various citrus varieties in
the state will also affect prices.
With the strong competition
between Brazil and Florida in the
world orange juice market, it is
important to assess the supply
response in both regions as they
begin the process of managing cit-
rus canker and citrus greening,
Spreen said.


Analyses of the world market
for orange juice and fresh and
processed grapefruit were con-
ducted to quantify the price effects
of these diseases. This work was
combined with grove-level analy-
ses to assess the future profitability
of citrus production in the state.
According to a separate agricul-
tural land values report released in
January by John Reynolds, a pro-
fessor emeritus in the UF food and
resource economics department,
the price of Florida farmland
increased by more than 80 percent
between 2004 and 2005.
Spreen said increasing land
prices have implications for all
commodities grown in Florida,
particularly citrus. Higher land
prices mean higher investment
costs for new grove development,
he said.
"This factor combined with
increased costs of grove mainte-
nance, lower yields and higher tree
mortality associated with citrus
canker and greening will likely
significantly increase the fruit price


required to justify new grove
development," Spreen said.
"With the large number of
bearing acres affected by the hurri-
canes in 2004 and 2005, along with
groves that have been eradicated
because of citrus canker, bearing
citrus acreage in the state is down,
pointing the way to smaller citrus
crops in the future," he said.
The new economic study also
incorporated the effects of green-
ing in Brazil, Florida's main com-
petitor in the world orange juice
market. Citrus greening has been
present in the state of Sao Paulo for
two years and has spread to most
of its commercial citrus produc-
tion area.
Spreen said citrus production
continues to be an important part
of Florida agriculture and the
state's overall economy. A study
based upon the 1999-2000 season
provided an estimate that the total
economic impact of citrus in Flori-
da was nearly $9.3 billion, and this
study was updated to reflect the
2003-04 season. The study also


includes detailed projections (,;
the future economic outlook il,
the industry as it begins an aicggrL
sive program to manage (,mak,
and greening.

Other economists who \orkeI
with Spreen on the project arl
Alan Hodges, an extension associ
ate in the department; David
Mulkey, a professor in the depart
ment; Ron Muraro, a professor at
UF's Citrus Research and Educa-
tion Center in Lake Alfred; Fritz
Roka, an associate professor at
UF's Southwest Florida Research
and Education Center iii
Immokalee; Mark Brown, senior
research economist at the Florida
Department of Citrus in Lakeland;
Bob Norberg, economic and mar-
ket research director at DOC; and
Robert Barber, director of eco
nomics at Florida Citrus Mutual in
Lakeland. Robert Rouse, an asso-
ciate professor of horticultural sci-
ences at UF's Immokalee center,
also contributed to the report.


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* $595,900 3BD/2BA home on 2.34+/- acres in
Naples. Home features a pole barn, screen lanai, secu-
rity system, dual fireplace, eat-in kitchen and a Murphy
Bed just to name a few of the many extras this home
has to offer! Owner/Agent bring any serious offer.
* $550,000 PRICE REDUCEDI -4BD/3BAhome on
I+/- acre. Home has vaulted and coffer ceilings, a
sound proof studio, moveable island in kitchen and an
above ground pool just to name a few of the luxuries
that this beautiful home offers.
* $374,900 3BD/2BA Beautiful well maintained home
on manicured 1 +/- acres in LaBelle's first gated
Riverfront Subdivision. This home features a nice 495 sq.
ft. enclosed Florida room over looking a breathtaking
view of the huge backyard filled with majestic oaks, fruit
trees, garden and barbeque area. This is a must see
home!
* $155,000 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a com-
pletely fenced in yard and an above ground pool.
* $94,900 3BD/1BA Newly remodeled home in
LaBelle. Ao",t ti g inets,
hot water M8? t tfflonalM dt tf1a Tansfer-
able warranty Great investment potential or first time
home buyer.
MOBILE HOMES:
REDUCED TO $850,000 Mini ranch in Alva. This
3BD/2BA mobile home sits on 10+/- acres and includes
barns, ponds & much more!
$475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse
sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features an addi-
tion with it's own entrance and much more. The proper-
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pool, 2 barns and more.
* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse which
rests on 5+/- acres features a new well and roof.
Property is also fenced with a shed and pond.
* $197,900 4BD/2BA Gorgeous upgraded manufac-
tured home in LaBelle. This home features a split floor
plan and all crown moldings in the living and dining
room.
* $139,400 to $151,900 There are (4) available
3BD/2BA manufactured homes and (1) available
4BD/2BA manufactured home available in the El Rio
Subdivision. All homes are on .50+/- acre. New and
still under construction! Call fro completion date.
* $120,500 3BD/2BA manufactured home located
in the Moore Haven Yacht Club. This home is brand
new and under construction! This is the time to invest!
Call now for completion date.
* $113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under con-
structio e h twe ,Moore
Haven Yac t Cu.The perfect weeenu getaway or
winter home. Call now for completion date.
* $112,500 2BD/2BA New Construction in the
Moore Haven Yacht Club. The Moore Haven Yacht
Club is a 55+/- "ownership" park. Call today for com-
pletion date!
* PRICE REDUCED $110,000 2BD/1BA mobile
home on 2.5+-/- acres in Clewiston, Enjoy peaceful
country living year round or as a weekend getaway!
* $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The
mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is sur-
rounded in beautiful palm and oak trees.
* JUST REDUCED $64,900 3BD/2BA manufac-
tured home on .20+/- acres.


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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.
* Worlds Fastest Sale may happen here. 3BR/1B
Handym ) ( rre A o tion
in Lehig "cYes du c an cl up in more ways than
one. Fast action wins! $114,900.







Tired of the Circus? No clowning around
about the calm you'll enjoy in this spacious
3BR/2B MH on cleared 2.5 +/- acres.
WOW! Be sure to check out the huge horse
barn and workshop. Box stalls, feed room,
large workshop. Lower your blood pres-
sure! $189,900.
STOP DREAMING AND START LIVING! This
2.5+/- acre mini estate makes relaxing easy with a
3BR/2B manufactured home. Featuring ceramic
tile, textured walls & spacious kitchen. Only
$179,900.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/-
acres fenced s iljl~Ogt ligs. Features a
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,ftMij We IB MtT- 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+/-
acreor a
first time buyer or investor. Iny ,$54900.


* Location 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 off of SR 80. Cleared with
well and electric. Time's on your side in this
investment! $2,750,000.
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your
investment dollars here. 25 beautiful acres with
Y,, .--, '. Next to water plant. Propertywas
cleared except tor 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.
Alreab kFa E ttl l qli rRf' t'cer-
ty. Enjoy country liking only minutes from
town. Only $119,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in
Muse. This property has lots of oaks, pines
and palm trees. Perfect for the nature lover.
Priced at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are
back! Relive the best on this private & secluded
2+/- acs. Fresh air special! $93,900.
* Call for prices on all our loitunr Listings!


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ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto
Salvage yard.
* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre.
One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with clean
bill of health.
* PRICE REDUCED $900,000 454-/-H rd to find
acres adjoining Babcock property in Muse. Paved mrad
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 solt "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and
shed.
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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.
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* Hard to find double lot in growing Port
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* 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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$525,000.
* Prime 204+/- acre potential commercial piarrcl
located near West Glades Elementary in Musir am
just minutes away from downtown IaBelc'. $3.50
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* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 coiiinercaii ijus Southl
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Popular beef value cuts

program gaining ground


A program that identifies and
improves the value of certain beef
cuts is gaining momentum across
America, according to Florida beef
producers. The cuts take advan-
tage of tender and flavorful mus-
cles from the chuck and round,
turning them into steak and other
desirable products.
Previously many of these cuts
had been combined with less ten-
der cuts and made into ground
beef or sold as pot roast or other
inexpensive items. New cuts iden-
tified include the Ranch Steak, Sir-
loin Tip Side and Center Steaks,
Petite Tender, Flat Iron Steak,
Western Griller and Western Tip
Steaks.
The research leading to these
items was conducted through the
Beef Checkoff Program in partner-
ship with the University of Florida
and the University of Nebraska.
The study analyzed 39 different
muscles from the chuck and
round from 144 carcasses (over
5,600 muscles in total) for palata-
bility and functionality. It also high-
lighted a handful of individual
muscles that have unique qualities
such as a high degree of tender-
ness and/or flavor.
This resulted in the Beef Value
Cuts program, funded through the
national Beef Checkoff Program,
beginning about five years ago.
Today more than 20,000 restau-
rants and 4,000 supermarkets in
the U.S. are featuring the products.
Each of the new cuts is helping
revolutionize beef fabrication and
marketing in this country, accord-
ing to Jim Handley, chief executive
officer, Florida Beef Council. Partly
as a result, the value of beef car-
casses has increased. In addition,
beef producers are enjoying
greater stability and profitability in
their operations.
"For too long the industry has


sold products in traditional ways,
which has included grinding beef
items into ground beef or selling
chuck and round roasts at low
prices," says Handley. "Today
we're becoming more sophisticat-
ed about how we cut up and mar-
ket what we have to sell. By refin-
ing our cutting and marketing
operations we can provide con-
sumers more of what they want
while addressing the needs of beef
processors and marketers to more
effectively utilize every part of the
carcass."
The Beef Checkoff Program,
funded by a national $1-per-head
assessment on domestically sold
bovine animals and imported cat-
tle and beef, is responsible for both
the research that led to Beef Value
Cuts and the education of packers,
processors, marketers and con-
sumers of the resulting items.
Efforts to gain greater visibility for
these cuts and better train those
who process and market the items
are continuing, Handley says.
Materials for processors and mar-
keters are more targeted, and
include how the cuts are created,
their nutritional content and the
specific benefits of each item.
"As beef producers we're proud
of the work we're doing to give
consumers what they want," says
Handley, "That means meals that
not only taste great, but are con-
venient and nutritious. These new
cuts offer these benefits."
At the same time, those who
are responsible for creating these
items are seeing how beneficial it
can be to meet those consumers
needs, even if it means doing a lit-
tle additional work. Beef produc-
ers are using their Beef Checkoff
Program as a catalyst to make a
difference in the demand for our
animals and products and meet
consumer needs.


Are you legal in your pesticide use?


Spring begins this week, and
with it, comes warmer tempera-
tures, greener grass, beautiful
flowers, and... pests! And pests
often lead people to use pesti-
cides. These wonderful prod-
ucts sometimes require licens-
es, the subject of this week's
column.
And since I am preparing to
train some local folks this week
in the art and science of pesti-
cide application, it's a good time
to see if you are legally using
and not abusing these neces-
sary products in and around our
Florida Yards. And if training is
needed, this week's classes can
help get you legal.
Pesticides are not the only
tool available to keep creeping,
crawling, rotting, stinging and
biting plants and animals from,
causing us harm. Simple actions
like not over-fertilizing the lawn
or choosing the right plant for
the right place are also good
ways to reduce the need for pes-
ticides in Florida Yards. Using a
variety of correct practices is the
key to Integrated Pest Manage-
ment -IPM!
A recent report from the
CropLife Foundation indicates
that the total amount of fungi-
cides and herbicides pesticides
used on U.S. croplands over the
past five years has decreased.
However, the information on
the amount of pesticide prod-
ucts used in landscapes is not as
clearly known.
IPM does not mean don't use
any pesticides. Instead, it means
use them correctly and only
when necessary. And it also
means use them according to
the label because that's the law.
Besides federal law, we also
have state laws that guide us on
the proper use of these neces-
sary tools.


Are you confused yet? For most folks that wish
to manage their own pests, remember the most
important rule of pesticide use: THE LABEL IS
THE LAW For all other questions bout pest
management, feel free to contact our office for
more information.


Florida has three laws that
govern pesticide applicators. At
best they are confusing, and at
worst, they can get those that
use pesticides improperly in
trouble with the law.
For most Florida homeown-
ers, if you can buy it at the gar-
den center, and use these prod-
ucts according to the label, you
are following the law. But for
those in the business, for agri-
cultural producers, or for those
employees that need to use pes-
ticides as part of their job, a pes-
ticide license is usually needed.
And if you hire someone to help
you keep pests away, please be
sure that the person has the
right license to do the job legal-
ly.
One kind of pesticide license
is actually a business license.
Known with a Pest Control
Operator's (PCO) license, the
operator-in-charge trains and
supervises his or her employ-
ees. Their technicians have an
Identification card and will to go
from place to place, and use
many different tools to reduce
pests. Their license can be spe-
cific for landscapes, buildings,
termite management and/or-
fumigation. Generally the busi-
ness owner has to have a col-
lege degree or have worked
with another PCO, and they
have to renew their license each
year.
Commercial. Landscapers


have a very specific kind of certi-
fication that allows them to use
a limited number of pesticide
products and equipment, but
only in residential landscapes.
This is called limited because
they are not allowed to use
power equipment, they may not
use anything that has a signal
word of WARNING or DANGER,
and they may not make any
application to lawn grass areas.
So if your landscaper is putting a
weed and feed product on your
lawn this week, they better have
a license or they are breaking
the law.
A third kind of license is
known as the Limited Lawn and
Ornamental Certificate. For
those that work in the land-
scape for a governmental organ-
ization, such as for the county,
the city or the school district,
this is the right stuff. It also
applies to persons that wish to
apply pesticides to their own
business property, and can also
be used by an employee that
works exclusively for the prop-
erty owner. Each applicator
must have a license and renew
it every four years.
A similar kind of Limited Cer-
tificate also applies to public
and private employees that
need to apply pesticide products
inside buildings. The Limited
Structural Certificate is also a
four-year license, and does not
allow for any supervision of


other applicators.
Agricultural producers have
another whole law that deals
with the application of pesticide
in Florida's croplands and natu-
ral areas. Those with these
Restricted-use Pesticide licenses
are not permitted to use these
products in Florida Yards or
around buildings. Contact me if
you need help getting one of
these kinds of licenses.
For those that need a pub-
lic/private limited certificate, call
our Extension office immediate-
ly.
If you need a pesticide
license in another category, our
office can set up training classes
for other kinds of applicators if
there is enough interest. The
University of Florida is also the
official Florida source for most
applicator training manuals,
and we are responsible for giv-
ing most of the tests to applica-
tors.
Are you confused yet? For
most folks that wish to manage
their own pests, remember the
most important rule of pesticide
use: THE LABEL IS THE LAW.
For all other questions bout pest
management, feel free to con-
tact our office for more informa-
tion.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu/P
esticide%20Information.htm. If
you need additional information
on Pest management or licens-
ing, please e-mail us at okee-
chobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call us
at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesday
afternoons. Happy Ag Aware-
ness Week!


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iti Cattle placings at Hendry steer show


Submitted to INI
Rachel Morrell displays her Reserve Champion hog, which
weighed in at 270 pounds during the Hendry County Fair
Swine Show, March 22.


Hendry County


Fair Swine Show


By Sonja Crawford

On Wednesday, March 22,
the 4-H/FFA Market Swine
Show was sponsored by Glades
Electric Cooperative.
The official judge of the
evening was Franke Hall of
Gainesville. The hogs were
judged on muscling, size,
design, productive type, cor-
rectness of finish, and expected
carcass desirability.
The Grand Champion Swine
was shown by Hog Wild 4-H
Club member Kim Fielder.
Kim's hog weighed 248
pounds. The Hog Wild' 4-H
Club leader is Sandy Fielder.
Rachel Morrell of Raisin Pork
Pride led by Jim and Teressa
Carr exhibited the Reserve
Champion Hog. Rachel's hog
weighed in at 270 pounds.
After the placing of the
swine came the Showmanship
category. Showmanship is
judged on the ability to exhibit
an animal to its best advantage,


as well as the overall care and
training of the animal. The
exhibitors are judged on con-
trol, presentation to the judge,
awareness of the judge, and
knowledge of the species. Plan-
ning, practicing, and neat
appearance will assist the
exhibitor in being successful.
In the Senior Swine Show-
manship division, Kim Fielder
took first place receiving a belt
buckle. Dalton Rayburn cap-
tured the second place trophy
with Allison Barnes taking the
third place trophy. Dalton is a
member of the Raisin Pork
Pride 4-H Club and Allison is
member of Clewiston FFA led
by Michael Swindle.
In the Junior Swine Show-
manship category, Clayton Blair
captured the first place belt
buckle with Kyle Waldon in sec-
ond place and Vinny Llosas in
third place. Clayton, Kyle and
Vinny are members of the
Southern Bacon 4-H Club
under the leadership of George
Kline and Tammy Waldon.


By Sonja Crawford
The Beef Breeding and Mar-
ket Steer Show, sponsored by
Clewiston Animal Clinic and
Paige Farms took place Tuesday,
March 21, at the Hlendry County
Fairgrounds. The show consisted
of pee-wees, 4-1-1 and FFA mem-
bers showing their heifers,
cows, calves and steers. The
steers exhibited at the show
ranged in weight from 1,093
pounds to 1,350 pounds.
Pat Hogue, of Okeechobee,
was the official judge for the
evening. The steers were judged
on muscling, correctness of fin-
ish, balance, capacity, size, as
well as carcass desirability. The
beef breeding critters were
judged on size, growth potential,
muscle, balance, structural cor-
rectness, capacity, and sex char-
acteristics.
Showmanship was judged on
the ability to exhibit an animal to
its best advantage, as well as the
overall care and training of the
animal. The exhibitors are
judged on control, presentation
to the judge, awareness of the
judge, and knowledge of the
species. Planning, practicing,
and neat appearance will assist
the exhibitor in being successful.
Savannah Beckett, Bradley
Bellew, Alex Mata and Joshua
Santiago received blue ribbons
for their participation in the Pee
Wee Heifer division.
Clewiston FFA member Kim
Fielder captured Grand Champi-
on with her cow named Spunky
with Kelsie Hansen, Hendry
County Cattle 4-H Club, taking
the Reserve Champion award
with her heifer named Hannah.
Kim is also a member of the
Hendry County Cattle 4-H Club.
In the Beef Breeding Show-
manship, Fitting and Grooming
Junior division, Kelsie Hansen
took first place. In the Senior
Showmanship division, Hendry


County Cattle 4-H Club member
Jamar Boykin captured first
place receiving a belt buckle
with Kim Fielder in second place
and David Hughes, Clewiston
FFA, in third place. In the Senior
Fitting and Grooming division,
Jamar Boykin took first place
with Kim Fielder in second place
and Clewiston FFA member
Morgan Musgrave in third place.
Rachel Fries captured Grand
Champion with her 1,215-pound
steer. Rachel is a member of the
A-I Steer 4-H Club. Receiving the
Reserve Champion award was
Abby Peacock who is a member
of the Hendry County Cattle 4-H
Club. Abby's steer weighed in at
1,093 pounds. Rachel and Abby
also received the Hendry County
Bred Grand and Reserve Cham-
pion Awards, respectively.
Alico Ranch was the produc-
er of Rachel's calf and Dr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Keen were the pro-
ducer of Abby's calf. In order to
achieve the honor of receiving


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Taking the title of Reserve Champion
was Kelsie Hansen's prize-winning
Heifer at the Hendry County Beef
Breeding and Steer Show.


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Submitted todNI
Rachel Fries works her steer during the 2006 Hendry Coun-
ty Beef Breeding and Steer Show. Ms. Fries' steer was
named Grand Champion.


the Hendry County Bred Grand
and Reserve Champion Steer,
the steer had to be born in
Hendry County.
In the Junior Showmanship
division, Cullen Jenkins cap-
tured first place receiving a belt
buckle.
In the Senior Showmanship
division, Hendry County Cattle 4-
H Club member Josie Boykin
achieved first place receiving a
belt buckle. Rachel Fries took
the second place trophy with
Abby Peacock in third place.
The Hendry County Cattle 4-H
Club is led by Dr. and Mrs. Ken-
neth Keen and Eileen Raulerson
and Renee Pratt provide leader-
ship to the A-1 Steer Club. Mike
Swindle is the Clewiston FFA
Advisor.


Abby Peacock's steer was named Reserve Champi-
on at the Hendry County Beef Breeding and Steer
Show.


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Case Manager
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for family-centered
approach home visitation.
Belle Glade.
Working with pregnant &
parenting families.
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related field required.
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561-996-3653 or e-mail to:
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Computer
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seeking a self-motivated, en-
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3 years experience with cer-
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strong communication skills
with the ability to develop re-
lationshops with the com-
munity. Must be able to
relate with a diverse multi-
cultural population. Fax re-
sumes with salary require-
ments to 863-519-4507
attention Nilda Blanco. EOE
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CORRECTION OFFICERS
The Glades County Sheriff's
Office is accepting appli-
cations for Correction Offi-
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-
rance may be purchased.
Applications may be picked
up at the Glades County
Sheriff's Office 599 Ave-
nue J, Moore Haven, Flori-
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Clewiston, FL 33440


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 401K. Send
resume to Al Loret de Mola, Human Resources Man-
ager, RO. Box 2015, Belle Glade, FL 33430, email
address: alberto@duda.com.or call 561-996-7621
ext. 5264 M-F 8:00am 5:00pm to be considered for
an interview. EOE.



MECHANIC WANTED
Hampton Chrysler is looking for an
experienced Technician. A.S.E. Certifications
preferred. Valid FL drivers license required.
Benefits/Vacation.

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WANTED
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Or Experienced Medical Assistant
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People skills necessary
Send Resume to
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Clewiston, FL. 33440
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

COMMUNITY CENTER MANAGER (Belle Glade),
$32,762/hr. Administrative and supervisory work
managing a community center for the senior
population. Supervises and trains staff and volun-
teers; recruits volunteers and new programs.
Monitors and maintains the physical maintenance
of the center Addresses social and civic groups
regarding services at the center. Requires high
school/equivalent and 2 yrs. college course work
(60-sem./90-qtr. hrs.) in Social Work, Recreation,
Public/Business Administration, Education, Behav-
ioral Science/related and 2 yrs. exp. in institutional
or building management (or HS/eq. and 4 yrs. re-
lated exp.). Prefer: 6 months of exp. working with
seniors; bilingual (Eng./Sp.).

CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASST. (Preschoolers, Pa-
hokee), $10.72/hr. Assists in caring for, monitor-
ing and carrying out program activities for children
enrolled in the Head Start Program. Attends agen-
cy training sessions. Requires high school/equiva-
lent and 1 yr. exp. working with preschoolers
(must specify) AND 40 hrs. of DCF child care
training at time of application (attach copies of
documentation). Must obtain a National CDA cre-
dential within 1 yr. of hire. Also desirable: Former
or present Head Start parent (primary caregiv-
er)/Head Start volunteer experience.

Visit www.pbc.gov.com for detailed job descrip-
tions and employment applications. Submit appli-
cations/resumes with any Vet. Pref. doc. for
receipt by 5 pm 4/7/06 to Palm Beach County HR,
50 S. Military Trail, #210, WPB, FL 33415 Fax
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INTERVIEWING CLERK
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L-1) (#64036628)

Front Desk Position responsible for inter-
viewing clients for service eligibility;
computer experience helpful. Bi-lingual
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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
CITY ATTORNEY
The City Commission of the City of Clewiston is accepting ap-
plications for the position of city attorney. This is a part-time
position that reports directly to the City Commission. Florida
Bar membership is required for the position and municipal
experience is highly desired. Requirements and duties of the
position include: Attending all regular City Commission meet-
ings and attending all special meetings and work sessions,
and when requested by City Commission, responding to any
item on agenda needing a legal opinion. The attorney will at-
tend meetings of any city board or committee when so re-
quested by the city manager or City Commission in order to
advise the members thereof on any legal matter which con-
fronts the board. The attorney also will provide legal counsel-
ing and guidance, including the rendering of legal opinions to
the City Commission in reference to all matters that pertain to
the official duties of the City Commission, and also provide
legal counseling and guidance and opinions to the city man-
ager and the department heads in reference to the operations
of the city as necessary; prepare and/or review charter revi-
sions, ordinances, resolutions, referendum questions; con-
tracts, surety/performance/payment bonds, insurance
policies, deeds, bills of sale, waivers, subordinations and
other legal instruments, contracts, agreements, documents
and papers that are pertaining to city matters upon request by
City Commission. The City is open to a varety of compensa-
tion approaches for these legal services butencourages a
monthly contract service (retainer) fee and hourly rate for le-
gal services outside of the traditional scope of work. Please
submit proposal for monthly retainer fee and proposed hourly
rates for "other" legal services along with brief resume (pro-
vide Florida Bar number with resume) with references no lat-
er than April 7, 2006, to: Wendell Johnson, City Manager,
115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. Resumes are
public records under applicable Florida law. Detailed specifi-
cations of "traditional" contract services and responsibilities
are available by request at (863) 983-1484. The City Com-
mission will conduct interviews and make a selection no later
than April 17,2006.


ADULT/CHILD THERAPIST

Needed to provide individual, couple, and
family therapy in a behavioral health setting
to Blades residents. Requires a master's
degree in a relevant field, professional license
or license eligible. Preferred candidate will be
bilingual with HIV population experience.
Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to (561)514-1987. You may e-mail
your resume to bsears@oakwoodcenter.org
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Emergency Management Planner for the La Belle office.
Must have computer skills, experience with Microsoft pro-
grams and Excel. Must be able to work independently, be
self motivated & organized. A High School Diploma or GED
required
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-
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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 driver's 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 should cdntS6fferidry County Commis-
sioner HR Department


RECEPTIONIST

Needed to perform typical receptionist duties
in an outpatient behavioral health setting for
an organization serving Glades residents.
Bilingual candidate preferred. Competitive
salary and excellent benefits. Fax resume to:
(561)514-1987. You may email your resume to:
bsears@oakwoodcenter.org.

Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
Glades Services (AKA Health Solutions Resource Center)
EOE: M/F/D/V


SHOP INVENTORY CLERK

King Ranch currently has a position available for a
Shop Inventory Clerk. Main duties include working
with vendors to order and track shop parts and
computerized entry of inventory receipts and dis-
tributions. Prior experience with computerized
shop inventory system preferred. Must have a val-
id driver's license. Full benefits package including
medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement,
401(k), paid vacations and holidays. Interested
candidates please call (561)996-7257. EOE,
Drug-Free Workplace

Labelle Company needs Warehouse Supervisor
The Dumont Company seeks a successful candidate with at
least 2 years of supervisory experience, good administrative
skills, solid leadership skills and holding a current CDL "B" with
Hazmat endorsement. The candidate will be responsible for
supervising a warehouse, organizing shipping papers,
controlling the inventory and supervising the activities of the
drivers. They will also be required to act as the back up driver
when necessary. It is important that the candidate be a hands
on team player. We are a small company where the Supervis-
or wears many hats and must be willing to do whatever is nec-
essary to support the effort. We offer an exciting opportunity
with good starting wages, a comprehensive benefits package
(including Health care, 401K with company matching, Life
and Disability insurance and a Profit Sharing plan).
If you are ambitious, and are looking for a job with a future,
please Fax your resume today to 800-524-9315.

FISCAL ASSISTANT I
(Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks L-1)
(#64085152)

Third party billing & patient accounts
receivable; detail oriented & computer
experience helpful. Background
screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on Jine:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Lynn @ 863-674-4041 x115
for more details


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NOW HIRING!
Iron Workers, Steel Workers
Welders, Carpenters and Laborers

SPlease apply in person at:
1816 Red Road
Clewiston, FL 33440


Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

DATA ENTRY/FILE CLERK
SALARY RANGE: $7.00 $10.75 PER HOUR
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIRE-
MENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Must be able to enter all daily time tickets re-
cording labor, equipment and materials relating to projects.
Must be able to prepare accurate monthly equipment, job and
inventory reports. Must be able to process and balance all
landfill weight tickets pertaining to GCRD Parks and Cemetery.
Must be able to assistthe Office Manager when necessary.
Must be able to monitorthe radio and telephones, do all office
filing and any other duties as may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must have
the people skills to communicate with the public. This position
requires knowledge of common office procedures, computer
skills and programming knowledge regarding office software.
This position requires skill in the operation of all office ma-
chines
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High'School Diploma or Equiva-
lent. Valid Class E Florida Drivers License with acceptable
driving record. Minimum of two (2) years experience working
with computers.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m., 5 days per week
CLOSING DATE: April 7, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
PO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


Drivers:
Great Pay!
Safety Bonuses!
Life/ Health / 401 K!
Great Home Time!
CDL-A 2yrs. Exp.
Domino's Pizza Distribution
800-540-3474
Equipment Operators, Exca-
vator, Dozer, Loader. Top
Pay, 60 hrs. a wk.
(561)309-7817
Experienced
Bookkeeper
needed in Clewiston.
Primary skills:
Microsoft Word/
Excel and Quickbooks.
Please call
(863)599-0460
FULL CHARGE BOOKKEEPER
Minimum 5 yrs exp. in the
workplace. Knowledge of
Quickbooks Pro and MS Of-
fice, Exc pers refs & must be
bondable. E-mail resume to:
firstappraisal0l @earthlink.net
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATORS & CLASS A/B
DRIVERS
For Labelle & Ft. Myers loca-
tions. Apply in Person at 825
E. Cowboy Way, Suite 106,
LaBelle (Ph 863-674-1174)
or fax resume to
#863-674-1164.
EEO/DFWP
LABELLE COMPANY NEEDS
DRIVER-The Dumont Com-
pany has a position in our
small company that requires
a driver with minimum of a
CDL "B" with Hazmat en-
dorsement. We offer good
starting wages, benefits and
a secure future. If you are
ambitious, and are looking
for a job with a future please
call today at 800-330-1369.
Mace Welding is now
accepting applications for
WELDERS
Apply within at:
90 Evans Rd, LaBelle
(863)675-6683
NEEDED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Experience preferred
but not required.
Please contact 863-983-7361
for an application or send
resume to: 205 South Gloria
St. Clewiston, FL 33440
"NOW HIRING-2006" AVER-
AGE POSTAL EMPLOYEE
EARNS $57,000/YR Mini-
mum Starting Pay $18.00/hr.
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Needed (800)584-1775 Ref
#P4901.
0/0 Driver FFE, The F/S is
higher here! $1.11 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 Re-
ferral Bonus. Base Plate pro-
vided. No truck no problem.
Low payment with short
lease. (800)569-9298.


PIPEFITTERS, STRUCTURAL
WELDERS & HELPERS
NEEDED
Pro Serv Sanders is taking
applications for experienced
Pipefitters & Structural
Welders. Competitive wages
E.O.E. Drug Free Workplace
For details call:
Joel Hagler
407-324-5666, Ext. 246
or email:
jhaglernpssanders.com
PLUMBER: Experienced
in service work. Call for an
interview. (863)675-1155
POSTAL JOBS
$16.46 $22.97/hr, Now Hir-
ing. For application & free
government job info., call
American Assoc. of Labor
1-913-599-8226, 24hr.
emp. serve.
SCALE OPERATOR
Now being hired at
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454
VAN DRIVER NEEDED
P/T Split shift. Call Labor Find-
ers (863)902-9494 or Apply
in person at: 202 East Sug-
arland Hwy, Clewiston, FL
33440.




Family Advocate
Position #177-3168
Glades Area
Motivated and energetic in-
dividuals needed to provide
services to families with
young children. Will work as
part of team with nurses and ,
social workers. High School
Diploma required (AA or
CDA preferred). Minimum
one (1) year experience in
social services, community
based or childcare field.
Knowledge of quality child-
care and parenting preferred.
Min Salary $24,079/yr.
All applications & resumes
must be received by %:00
PM 4/7/06. Send to:
HCDPBC, 324 Datura St.,
#401, WPB, FL 33401, fax
(561)671-4670 or e-mail to
Semployment@hcdpbc.org.
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 5051
Antiques 5lu
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines 5
Building MaterialsS4O
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 55'0
Children's Items 555
China, Cliassuare, Etc. 560)
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Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer 'Video 5P0j
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
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Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment C-O
Heating Equipment
Supplie, 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry C35
Lamps 'Lights 610
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 365
Pets Supplies
Services 670
Photography o75
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 6185
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 7)5
Stereo Equipment 710
Television, Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659



BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $1000 (863)763-5881
CLOCKS, Antique (3) $750 for
all, will sep. (863)763-5870
Wood Burning Cook Stove,
antique, exc. cond., $300.
(863)675-4858



DISHWASHER-top of the line
Haler, portable, RV size,
18"W, used less than 10
times, $250 (502)644-2018
WASHER & DRYER- $100 For
both (863)675-3038
WASHER & DRYER Maytag,
Stackable, heavy duty, good
working cond. $200
(863)634-1492
WASHER Frigidaire, Super
Capacity 16 cycles, Heavy
duty $50 (863)697-2173



BICYCLE, Fold Up. $30
(863)763-5870



STEEL BUILDING SOLUTIONS.
"Manufacturer Direct!" Priced
to sell Built to Last. Featur-
ing clear span design. Exten-
sive range of sizes and
models. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.



DOOR- Outside, Aluminum,
Glass. 32"x74", Fits Mobil
Homes $30. (863)357-6660
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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.
MH STEPS (2) 35" Fiber
glass steps, w/3'x3' platform,
metal handrails $600 or will
sep. (863)357-0615
SCREEN ROOM MATERIALS:
Walls, 4x10 Roof Panels &
one Door $950.
(772)201-8932 OKEECHOBEE
SCREEN ROOM- permanent or
portable, 8x20, roof system,
28x8, 2 doors, exc cond.
$1800 (502)644-2018
SHELVES 5/4 solid oak, Rout-
ed edges. Finished. Steel
arms Worth $2000. Now
$500 (863)674-0429
SHUTTERS- 1-pr. 12"x24",
2-pr 12"x48", &2-pr 14"x39"
All need to be painted. $25.
Will sep. (863)763-1997


CARPET & PAD- brand new,
blue approx 12x13, $175'
(772)201-8932 Okeechobef


BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
mattress. $40.
(863)675-7105
TODDLER BED- Race Car,
with mattress & bedding,
$50 (863)675-6829


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


FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 80s early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
863)763-8943
Stadium Club '92 & '06, Topps
Series, 1 CC card $2
(863)467-1484



ALL IN ONE PRINTER- Print
Trio/Photo, Lexmark P3150,
4 photo card slots, new car-
tridges $75 (863)357-1082
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158
LAPTOP Windows XRP lots of
software, internet ready, 1.5
gig, 2 months old, $950 firm
(863)261-4633
LAPTOP- 15", Absolute the top
of the line Durabook. Military
spec's Modem, rotor Leather
case. $1399.863-983-7751
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257

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Bureau- Dresser Double, very
good cond. $80 or best offer
(863)467-9877
CORNER CABINETS (2) beau-
tiful, cherry wood, must see,
$2500 or best of-
fer(863)763-0072
DAY BED- light pine $150
(863)357-1517
DINETTE SET, wood, with for-
mica top & 4 captain's
chairs, green, $125.
(863)467-2557
DINING TABLE- Oval, 2-leaf's,
6-chairs w/cushions All hard
wood. Traditional style $300.
(863)467-6543
DINING TABLE W/ 6CHAIRS-
blond rattan, glass top, $275
(863)763-9410
DRESSER SET, 1 long w/mir-
ror, 1 narrow tall, 1 night
stand $60 (863)467-6984
FOAM MATTRESS: King Size,
New. $350. (863)675-5737
LIVING ROOM RECLINER- ex-
cel. cond. only $80 or best
offer (863)467-9877


Dining Room Bus Person
Dining Room Host(ess)
Dining Room Server
Housekeeper
Maintenance Worker
Poker Brush
Security Officer
Sous Chef
TAD Floor Clerk


QUEEN BED- light wood, Sea-
ly Post matt, dresser w/mir-
ror, chest, 2 nite stands
$1500 (863)763-9410
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
SOFA- full size, Like new,
Light blue, beige, white & grey
striped. Reduce to $225.
(863)467-0670
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- maple,
good condition, $50
(863)763-8146
TABLE, w/butcher block top, 2
stools, w/white legs on table
& stools, $75 or best offer.
(863)983-6319



GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter, 30 misc.,
clubs, $130. (863)946-3123


ROTTWELL MODEL 650 TRAP
made in Belgium, never im-
ported, brought over. 12ga,
30" f/m, $1500
(937)215-0307



EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin Air
Dyme, like brand new, $150
(863)983-2255



WATER HEATER- 40 gal, 1 yr
old, $75. or best offer.
(863)467-1958



FLOOR LAMP- With.matching
glass top coffee table $125.
(863)357-6315



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



ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec lift,
$1200 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



CRUISE- 7 NIGHTS, EASTERN
CARIBBEAN. Brand new ship
sailing r/t from Ft. Lauderdale
November 2006- March
2007. From $499 (port taxes
included) with FREE BUS!
(800)741-1770, www.alla-
boardtravel.com. ARC Ex-
empt.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
ment. Computer provided. Fi-
nancial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
netidewatertech.com:
Fixed Wing Ultra Light Air-
Plane, partly finished, $1800
or best offer. (906)281-2127
For sale Household items,
tools, sporting goods, furni-
ture & appliances Call Paul
(561)924-8292
GREEN SAND IRON FILTER-
Like new,
$100.(863)610-7588
Horse Liniment Eases Arthritis
Pain. Now Available for hu-
mans. Arth-Rx has been
helping arthritis pain suffer-
ers for over 10 years. Con-
venient Roll On.
(800)634-2348; www.arth-
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RELAX & ENJOY, theoutdoors
in this 2 seated swing $100.
(863)675-6556


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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 j..l.tl lei .
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).
For consideration,
please fax your resume to (863)983-9883
ATTN: Human Resources
Tel.# (863) 983-3700
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FENDER ULTRA CHORUS
AMP & Drum & Bass ma-
chine, $525 will sell separate
(863)763-0072


ADBA REG RED NOSE PIT
BULL PUPS- $250 each,
Please call (863)634-0119
BIRDS- Aviary for small birds,
8x10, movable, 50 or more
birds, $1000 cash
(863)675-3032
BLACK LAB PUPPIES, born on
2/6/06, 4 males, 3 females,
$125. (863)467-1574
CHIHUAHUA, puppy, female,
Shots current, Health Cert.
$300. (863)675-3729 or
(863)675-2541
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES,
$400 each. (863)634-4076
KOI
Colorful Pond Fish
2" -18", $3.00- $100.
239-289-7511
PEKINGESE PUPS- all shots,
CKC, beautiful, all colors/sizes,
$300-400 will deliver.
(863)983-5597
YEARLING BEEFMASTER
BULL- $800
(863)675-0218 La Belle



SPA HOT TUB- Vita, 6 person,
works great $1200
(863)763-6834



SEWING MACHINE, Commer-
cial. Used for upholstery.
$800. (863)675-5737


HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White-
tail, Buffalo, Wild Boar. Our
season: now-3/31/06, Guar-
anteed license, $5.00 tro-
phy in two days. No-
Game/No-Pay policy. Days
314)209-9800; evenings
314)293-0610.



FISHER STEREO SYSTEM-
With 2-4' speakers. $200.
(863)357-6315
SONY CASSETTE TO CAS-
SETTE- plays, records, syn-
chronized motors, new cond
$80 (863)675-2596



CABINET STYLE- 52", Color
does not work. $200.
(863)675-7105


CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9", Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75. Or best
offer. 410-228-7137
EXTENSION LADDER, 18' fi-
berglass, new, $90 cash
(863)675-4970 leave mes-
sage
MECHANICS CREEPER- plas-
tic, exc cond., half price, $17
cash (863)675-4970 leave
message


VCR, DAEWOO like new $20
(863)467-0670


Trailer for 18' to 20' Pontoon
Boat. (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

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 & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds Plants/
Flowers 865


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HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Good
horse, great w/kids. Moving
must sell. $2500 or best offer.
(239)633-3649
HORSE TRAILER- Good condi-
tion. $1500. Firm
(239)694-5611
HORSES, 3-Gelding, 1-Barrel
horse, 1-Roping horse for
kids, 1-Gelding for Intermedi-
ate riders. Call
863-675-5739
SADDLES (3) Western, 2 Adult
& 1 Child. $650 for all or
best offer, will sep.
(863)697-8731



RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
$900. (863)697-3212


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, March 30, 2006







22 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


RIDING MOWER for parts,
42", for parts only! motor,
tires, battery good, deck shot
$20 (931)337-1053 or
(863)3571236
RIDING MOWER, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
(863)612-1018



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


Rentals




Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 91 5
Condos,'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



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-Build To Suit-

Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.

Belle Glade Area









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.


Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
'Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1G45
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080





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

READING A
NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
GET INVOLVED IN
THE COMMUNITY


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.


|VJll:llllli|i(l illk^
MOORE HAVEN 33471
~ TOP LOCATION
Will Divide
City block nextto 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





PIONEER, 2,5 ac., Lots of pine
trees. High land. Accessible
Very Peaceful & Private.
$66,000.863-674-1008


Eagle's Nest


Estates Vl `

A secluded, private -
ranch subdivision CLEWISTON C
offering beautiful .'
vistas of pristine Modular/Floor Plans.
natural habitat 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre
your land as down
Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning y
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts, available. 863-673-64
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.


:-.'i :R ,;" TRAVEL TRAILER, 8x34 w/ 4
W3L6ERS-SCft. extension. $6000 invested.
AUCTION EOMPAS INC 772-468-8306 Older. Some Hurricane Dam-
Sage. $2500. (863)675-6105

Find it faster. Sel it soon-
er in the classified



CM400, '81, needs work,
-- brand new light & tire to be
put on$200. (863)983-7457
RESIDENTIAL LOTS (5) Suzuki '06 Model C-50 Low
miles loaded w/extras $8000
in LaBelle (863)801-1744
Water/Sewer, Cleared Yamaha Roadstar 2005 -
Midnight Silverado, 1700cc,
READY TO BUILD hard bags, windshield, chrome
Asking Price $250,000 front end, white wall, back
A ing rest, full wrnty, show room
Contact:BillReeve@ cond. Must sell $9,500
Coastal Engineering Consultants (239)691-0657
863 675-2707 7s i

MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FOUR WHEELER, 50cc, for
1.25 ac. Near Clewiston in kids, $200 or best offer.
growing Hendry County, FL. (954)520-6707
Good location on Datil St.
Community with Recreation North Georgia Gated Mountain
Center & swimming pool. Community. New Homes Automobiles
Asking $45,000.00 E-mail: close to Infrastructure. One utII ui
Neidajim@comast.net Hour North of Atlanta. Golf,
732-656-0214 Tennis, Lake, Pools, Info
OKEECHOBEE. 1.19 ac Locat- www.benttreegeorgia.com. I I
ed 7 mi N of Okee. City. On Rural Hunting Timber Land
dead end black top road. For Sale 222.2 acres, Automobiles 4iol0
Many mature Oak trees. $2500/acre. Atkinson Adtos Wanted 4010
Zoned for house or mobile County, Georgia. Call for info Classic Cars 4015
home. Not in Viking area. (334)393-5036 or Commercial Trucks 4020C
$75,000 863-467-5867 or 334)464-4004. Construction
863-697-9047 Equipment -41025
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN Foreign Cars 40301
ACREAGE Gated mountain Four Wheel Drive 4035
community bordering a large Heavy Duty Trucks -1.1
lake. Spectacular views. Parts Repairs 4045
ASHE E AREA Community boat ramp, pri- Pickup Trucks 4050
ASHEVLLE, NC AREA vate boat slips. Between Sport Utility -1055
ACREAGE Private, gated Chattanooga & Knoxville. Tractor Trailers 40(i
mountain community with Call today (866)292-5769. Utility Trailers 4065
over 4 miles of riverfront. 1 Gates of the River. Vans 407
to 8+ acres from the $60s.as
Incredible views! Custom TN WATERFRONT MOUNTAIN
community lodge with PROPERTY Scenic home- i1 1 i HB =1l
mountain spas, riverwalk. sites surrounding Lake Bark-
Call (866)292-5762. Bear ley. 1 to 6 acre view sites &
River odge. 5 to 40 acre privacy sites A DONATED VEHICLE- may
from the 40's. 90 min to provide vocational training
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI- Nashville. Grand opening of for someone in a recovery
NA. WINTER SEASON IS Phase II on now! Call program or transportation for
HERE! MUST SEETHE (866)339-4966. a single parent family.
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL (866)855-0902
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC MOUNTAINS. Homes, bie HA m Buick Skylark Limited 1997-
Cabins, Acreage & Invest-.. l4dr sedan/6cyl, excel cond.
ments. Cherokee Mountain can be financed, $4100
Realty GMAC Real Estate, (863)467-9877
Murphy www.cherokee- II CHEVY CAMARO Z-28 1982,
mountainrealty.com Call for runs great! Must sell $1200
Free Brochure orbestofferR863-697-9598
(800)841-5868. Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010 FORD TAURUS '89- Runs
COASTAL NC WATERFRONT! Mobile Homes Rent 2015 needs front & rear bumper
1.5 Acres- $99,900. Beauti- Mobile Homes Sale 2020 $800 (863)612-5255.
fully wooded, great views,
pristine shoreline, deep FORD TEMPO GL, '93, for
boatable water! Enjoy access parts, car does run, $250.
to ICW, Sound Atlantic. (863)675-7878
Paved road, underground LGRAND MARQUIS- '92, Runs
utilities. Excellent financing, good, Needs brakes. $1000;
Call-now (800)732-6601 x MOBILE HOME LOTS or best offer. (863)763-2307
1510. For Sale
Shiv Island & Pahokee Honda Accord LXI '87- 2 dr.
FINAL CLOSEOUT- Lake Bar- (561)996-4524 hatch, 4 cyl., manual, $1200
gains! April 8/9. Water ac- 863-467-5401 or
cess from $34,900 with l/772-359-2923
FREE Boat Slips..PAY NO HNDA CIVIC 1992 4 D 5
CLOSING COSTS! HugeCIVIC 1992, 4 Dr., 5
$5,000 savings on beautiful- spd. manual. Good condi-
ly wooded parcels at 34,000 PIONEER PLANTATIONS- 3/2 tion. A/C. Runs great. $2500
acre lake Tennessee. Enjoy dbl wide, Ig porch, 40 acres, (863)357-2891
unlimited water recreation. $800/mo, 1st. Lst & Mercury Marquis LS, '90, 5.0,
Surrounded by state forest. sec,(954)649-6641 V8, low mi., good body &
Excellent financing! Call int., cold a/c, great trans.,
(800)704-3154, x 724 TN H.$2500. (863)467-6805
Land Partners, LLC. S
GOLF LOT SALE! Blue Ridge o t li
Mountains! Near Asheville, BEAUTIFUL 50X12 MH-
NC. Beautifully wooded 30x10 Fla Rm, fully furn, deck, Tv I. Os ne
homesites on 18-hole Dye patio, beautiful gardens, Must MUSTANG '02- V6, uil. PiW,
designed lull :liurSe. Unbe- See! 157 Meadowlark RV PL, white w/tan inter..39K
lievable incentives. Call toll- Park, Ortona, $12,000 or best mi, exc cond., $9200
free (866)334-3253 X 1047 offer (302)245-0401 Dover
therokeevalleysc.com. HENDRY COUNTY- 1995 OLD'S CUTLASS CIERA-'95,
Lakefront and Lakeview Prop- Palm Harbor Masterpiece, Some front end damage.
erties Nestled in the hills of 28x52, 3/2, open floor plan, Runs great. $500.
Tennessee on the shores of Zone 3 wind storm,16x16 (863)261-1117
pristine Norris Lake. Call deck, appliance, exc cond, PLYM BREEZE '99- 55k, 4dr,
Lakeside Realty at orig owner, buyerpays mov- rn good, $2500
(423)626-5820 Or visit ing. $29,900 (863)675-1490 nso763-od, $2500
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. or (239)728-248,4 (863)763-2990
Large Mtq. Land Bargains, MOBILE 3br/2ba Manufactured m i I I
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris- home, driveway, car port,
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to porch, front yard w/gardens AUTO WANTED:
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn. $168,500 (863)675-3539 Looking to buy Antique Car/
Views, Streams. www.live- MOBILE HOME xi fur- Convertible/Truck. Please call
inwv.com. MOBILE HOME 50x12, fur- (954)561-2776
nished, 36x10 Fl Room, patio, (954)561-2776
"Location, Location, Location" deck, 157 Meadow Lot camp- l. ..
Time to buy. INVESTORS &. ground Ortona, $14,000 neg.
BUILDERS, Great Buildable ,
Lots For Sale in one of Flori- i
day's Fastest Growing Areas APi'AA 1 BRONCO,.4x4, 1978, orig.
Fort Myers. (888)558-0032. IlUtI lUI owner, $2495
MONTANA MOUNTAIN PARA- TT (863)612-1018
DISE Great mountain views!t l JI IBRONCO II 89 perfect en-
2.29 acres just $59,990. o gine, rebuilt trans, 0 miles,
Ride out your back door to Boats 3005 needs paint but no rust, $1750
millions of acres of national Campers/RVs 3010 firm. (863)805-8789
forest. Close to Canyon Ferry Jet Skiis 3015 Chevy Blazer, '94, 4x4, 4 dr.,
Lake, minutes to Helena. Marine Accessories 3020 w/very low miles & impec-
Soils tested, utilities, ready Marine Miscellaneous 3025 cably maintained, $4200.
to build. Call owner" Motorcycles 3030 (863)228-3087 or e-mail
(866)365-6103. Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035 stumphilll@hotmail.com


MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA JEEP RENEGADE 1991, 4x4,
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD H Auto., Mint condition. New en-
WINTERS Affordable Homes gine & brakes. 400 mls. on en-
&. Mountain Cabins Land gine. $7800 (863)467-6696
CALL FOR'FREE BROCHURE 14' BOAT- unsinkable, fiber-
(877)837'2288 EXIT REAL- glass, fish finder, trir, used
Y MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP- twice, Call for information
E R T I E S (863)675-2941 GOLF ART ar
www.exitmurphy.com. GOLF CART- 1999 Club car,
BAYLINER- '77, Outboard, 16', gas, reconditioned 1995,
NC MOUNTAINS 3 acres on Runs good. $2500. or best $1995. (863)675-1472.
mountain top in gated com- offer.(863)634-7108 GOLF CART- Club car, green,
munity, view, trees, waterfall c
& large public lake nearby, PONTOON BOAT, 20' LOWIS, electric, with charger,
paved private access, 40 hp Honda, 4 stroke, like $1295. (863)675-1472.
$58,500 .owner new w/trailer, awnings & ex- I i
(866)7 8 9 8 5 35 tra's.$5800. (863)467-6696
www.NC77.com.
North Carolina Gated Lake- D* l I 00 CAR TOW DOLLY: Great
front Community 1.5 acres shape. Purchased in '04,
plus, 90 miles of shoreline. CHEVY HERIT MOTORHOME- (239)303-9283
Never before offered with '84, Runs great. Needs some
20% pre-development dis- work on the inside. $2500. DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
counts,-90% financing. Call Or best offer remove and haul $175
(800)709-5253. '(863)634-7108 (863)467-4328.


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COUNTRY ACRES

From $79,900 & up,
& 1/4 available or use
payment. Financing
417 or 561-721-5299


GMC Sonom
$400 or
(863)697-1
MUSTANG W
w/center ca
P205/65R1
tires, $200.
SUPERCHIP-
sel Truck,
$350. ol
(863)634-3
TIRES- (4), 2
8 lug, 16",
covers Exc.
best offer. (8
TONNEAU CO
Ford, $45
(863)467-7

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The cla



CHEVY PIC
Diesel. Very
$1350 (863:
5pm
DODGE RAM
good, new
work body
$600 (863)
GMC 2500 '8
runs good i
or trade fo
(954)520-6
ISUZU PU '91
4 cyl, $100(
LEER FIBER(
Off Ranger
up to the (
(863)763-2
PICKUP 1973
rebuild ab
good tires,
(239)357-5
TONNEAU C(
For full siz
best offer.
772-519-2a



TRAILER- 5'
Excellent c
(863)357-5
UTILITY TF
Very gooc
(863)610-7







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NEWS
makei you It'
amd Iinfrer
wander .e
are Mro



CHEVY- 3/4
passenger,
good on
(863)673-0
CHEVY '92 B
sel, 5spd, r
cosmetic
(863)357-3
DODGE- '84,
ton, Nice
(863)67;
863)674-0
DODGE CARI
TRANSPOF
or m
(863)467-5
PLYMOUTH
4dr, seats 8
& looks g
$3000 (863


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INTHECIRCI
TWENTIETH J
AND FOR GLAD

PRIDE PROPERTY
Plaintiff
vs. CASENO.
PRINCE G. DIXON
BEVERLY A.M. D
Defendants
NOTI
Notice is given thi
Final Judgmenl
March, 2006 i
of the TWENTI
and for Glade
which PRIDE
the Plaintiff and
BEVERLY A.M.
dants, and I wil
best bidder f(
County Courtl
Glades County,
on April 6, 2[
scribed proper
"A" and set for
mary Final Judg
The South one-ha
quarter (NE 1/4
ter (NE 1/4) of
South, Range;
Florida. Togeti
easement desc
South 30.00 f(
feet of the Sol
the Northeast
Northeast quar
1, Township 42
Glades County,
DATED: 3/15/06
GLADES CO

122314 CGS 3/23


LEGAL
If payment is not
2006 for
VIN#1G6CD11
Earl's Storage,
erty will be torh
owner's of Eadrl'
tile of said proe
124127 CGS 3/3


la, lots of parts
best offer
367
IHEELS, for '93,
ips, fair cond., 4
5 Regent Sigma
(561)718-8580
For 6.0 Ford Die-
'04-'05. Asking
r best offer.
296 Cody
50 '99 & up Ford
Alum. rims w/Ctr.
cond. $150. or
863)763-6216
IVER- off 8ft bed,
0 or best offer
428

ere first!
ssified ads



K UP 1983, V8
good condition.
)357-7214 after

1,250, '90- runs
parts, fiberglass
w/ladder rack.
655-0030.
83- 6.2L diesel,
w/flat bed, $2000
r swamp buggy
707
- AC, runs good,
0 (772)618-0607
GLASS TOPPER-
step side. Snug
cab type. $300.
379
3 GMC for parts,
le 350 engine,
mirrors etc. $200
984
1VER- Fiberglass,
e truck $600 or
863)357-2111 or
56



'x8', With ramp.
condition. $550.
754
RAILER- 4'x11',
1 shape, $375.
588


ING A
SPAPER...
a more Ifowed
taing person. o
rrspiper readers
3M succCesfult



Ton Van '88; 7
good tires, rides
-hwy, $990
782
OX VAN- 6.2 die-
uns, needs some
work, $1600
981
15 Passenger, 1
seats, $1490
3-0782 or
837
AVAN '94- GOOD
STATION, $1200
ake offer
401
VOYAGER '96,
8, everything runs
ood new.tires,
i)357-2346


Notices
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atioe 5005
blic -
ice 5500


UIT COURTOF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
ES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION


ES, INC.,
05-CA-224
Sand
XON,

ICE OF SALE
at pursuant to Summary
t dated the 14th day of
n Case No. 05-CA-224
ETH Judicial Circuit in
is County, Florida, in
PROPERTIES, INC., is
PRINCE G. OIXON and
DIXON are the Defen-
II sell to the highest and
ir cash at the Glades
rouse in Moorehaven,
, Florida at 11:00 A.M.
106 the following de-
rty set forth in Exhibit
th in the Order of Sum-
gment.
Itf (1/2) of the Northeast
I of the Northeast quar-
Sectioni, Township 42
28 East, Glades County,
her with and including
ribed as and being: The
eet of the West 691.84
uth one-half (S 1/2) of
quarter (NE1/4) ofthe
ter (NE 1/4) of Section
2 South, Range 28 East,
Florida.

JOE FLINT
UNTY CLERK OF COURT
BY: JENNIFER BEVIS
Deputy Clerk
1,30/06
AL NOTICE
made in full by April 7,
1989 Cadillac
58K4290097 located at
Belle Glade, said prop-
feited, at which time the
's Storage will apply for
; erty
1;4/6/06


INVITATION
101 Notice is hereby given that the Board of
County, Florida, s accepting Desgn/Build
Project Name: ORTONA
Project description: C
1.02 Sealed bids must be submitted to:
Wendell Taylor, Co
Glades County
500 Avern
Moore Haven
1.03 Sealed bids will be received on:
Date Aprl 7,2006
Time: 4:00 pm
Place. Glades County Courthouse
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
1.04 Contractors) will be responsible for pro
sealed set o plans.
1.05 Contractor(s) will pay $50.00 plus ship
1.06 Each bid must be accompanied by a ce
company treasurers check, bank draft of a
in the sum of five (5) percentof the base bi
Board of County Commissioners. All bids e
ceived in a sealed envelope, plainly marked
bid number, date and name of Bidder The
nor formalities in any bid and to accept any
best interest and to reject any part of, or an
made to the lowest and best Bidder in the o
and their decision shall be final and conclus
period of sixty (60) calendar days subsequ
consent of the Owner
1.07 Bid documents may be obtained or review
County Ma
Glades County I
500 Aver
Moore Haven,
(863)946
1.08 Questions concerning the bid may be di
RobertJones, E
Post Olfice I
1905EST
Moore Have,
863-946-
121808 CGS 3/23,30/2006

ATTENTION MONTU
NOTICE OF LANDDOWN
ANNUAL ELECTION FOR
WATER CONTROL
Notice is hereby given that the Board of S
Control District, will hold their annual land
the Board of Supervisors on Saturday Ap
p.m. at the MOntura Ranch Estates Clubh
ra, Florida. The purpose of the landowner!
Distinct, and hold the Annual Election for
secific dreclonsnto IeCubhol se or ad
rict office at863-983-579beatween
interested persons are invited to attend and
CENTRAL COUI
CONTROL

ATENCION RESIDENT
NOTICIADE REUNION PARA
HACIENDAA
ELECTION ANNUAL PARA EL
DISTRITO DE CONT
Por o present se esta dando la noticia d
Condado Central del Distrito de Control di
duenos de terrenos (hacendados)y las e
pervisores el Sabado 29 de Abril, 2006,
en el Centro de recreation de Montura R
Montura, Florida. El motivo de la reunion
y hacer la election annual de la Junta de
especificas para Ilegar al centro de Recre;
a las oficinas del distrito as 863-983-57
los interesados estan invitados asistir y se
CENTRAL COTU
CONTROL D
117386 CGS 3/1,9,16,30; 4/6,13,20,27/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CONRAD SPURLOCK and BARBARA
SPURLOCK, husband and wife,
Plaintiff
v Case No.: 06-196-CA
The Unknown heirs, spouses, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lianors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants claiming
by, through, under, or against JAMES
CROOKE, DECEASED and CAROL
CROOKE, OECEASED; and any and all
unknown parties claiming by, through,
under and against the herein named in-
dividual Defendant who are not known
to he dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties may claim an interest
as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
or otherclaimants,
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
J: J1,1;-. ll;T,;,',ij t,' iin. j:,,i |, ,'ld,
al Defendant who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties may claim an interest as
spouses, heirs, devisees .) ,ni ,. ..,
other claimants; AND ,zI. I liHI':
WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiette th e following real property
n 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 the Southeast 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 rile
the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on the plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a Default will be entered against'
you for the relief demanded in the
ComplailnLt
Dated on this the 8th day of March,
2006.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/S/R. DeLaCruz
Deputy Clerk
122029 CGS 3/23,30;4/6,13/06
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTORIANO VAZQUEZ
and AMARILIS VAZQUEZ
Plaintiff
vs. Case No.: 06-194-CA
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 12 and 13, Block 26 of Montura
Ranch Estates First Subdivision ac-
cording to the Plat thereof, recorded In
Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39 of
the Public Records Hendry County,
Florida.
Has filed against you, and you are re-
uired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, it 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'fil 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.
Answer due April 15, 2006.
DATED on the th 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
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
April 7, 2006
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Sophia Prince:
Hotpoint stove
Property of Carolyn Rolle:
Refrigerator, stove, glass table, cloth
chairs, kid dresser, fireplace, vases
w/artificial flowers, throw pillows and
clothes.
123868 CGS 3/30;4/6/06


Peaders are more saC- 1 Electing one (1)Supervisorforatermof three (3) years.
cessd people! 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
Time to clean out the ensure that a verbam record of e proceedings is made, which record includes
atti, basement and/or the testimony and evidence uponwhich the appeal is made.
garage? Advetise your BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
yard sale I the classi- PELICAN LAKEWATER CONTROL DISTRICT
fleds and make your BY: /s/PaulAlien, President
clean un a Ireezel 122258 CGS 3/23,30/06


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TO BID March 14,2006
County Commissioners, Glades INVITATION TO BIDDERS
proposals for the following project: 00-
EMETERY PAVILION 05-6-03
emery Pavilion The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids until 3:00 p.m., on April 10, 2006, at
Clewston Utilities Department, 141 Central Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, at which
time and place they will be opened and read aloud.
untry Manager
Courthouse The bids are to be submitted for:
nue J
FL 33471 CONTRACT FOR DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE RESIDUALS
Your bid must be in strict compliance with the Cty's 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 Utilities Depart-
ment, 141 Central Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m.
hiding lull and complete signed and
oviding fullandcompletesignedand Each bid must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked SEWAGE RESIDUALS
DISPOSAL BID. Bids may be mailed to Kevin McCarthy, Utilities Director, 141
ping lor each set of bid plans 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
ratified check, cashiers check, trust of a bid not propey addressed and identified.
ny national or State bank, or bid bond
d, made payable to he Glades County The City of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty days and to reject
must be submitted in duplicate and re- any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and infor-
on the outside with the project name, malies, orto accept the bid that in its judgment best serves the City.
Owner reserves the right to waive ml-
Sbid which they considerto be in their CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
y and all bids; however, awards will be
pinion and at the opton of the Owner, Iva Pitman, deputy City Clerk
sive. No bids shall be withdrawn for a 121822 CGS 3/23,30/06
ent to the opening of bids without the

ewed attheoffice of
aunageru NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
Courthouse PUBLIC HEARING
lueJ
FL 33471 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUB-
-6000 LIC HEARING (Continued from March 20, 2006) on April 17, 2006, at 6:00 p.m.,
or as soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115
reacted in wrtng to the following: Wet Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. during the Public Hearing, the City
MS Director Commission proposes to enact final passage of the ordinance which is set forth
ox 365 as follows:.
78 NW
FL 33471 ORDINANCE NO. 2006-01
0566
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 110 ENTITLED ZONING
OF THE CITY CODE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ARTICLE IV, ENTITLED NON-
CONFORMING USES AND STRUCTURES IN ITS ENTIRETY; PROVIDING FOR
RARESIDENTSENACTMENT OF A NEW ARTICLE IV, ENTITLED NONCONFORMING USES AND
RAMRESIDENTSINGAND RELATED MATTERS; PROVIDING FOR INTENT; PROVIDING FOR USES OF
CENTRAL COUNTY LAND; PROVIDING FOR USES OF LAND AND STRUCTURES IN COMBINATION;
IL DISTRICT PROVIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE;
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR
supervisors for the Central County Water SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
owners' me tinor and an. etionh 6r00 A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Managers Office, City Hall,
ouss, 255 N. Hacienda Street in Montu- 11Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested par-
s' meeting i to conduct business of the tes and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the Board of Supervisors. If you need the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
Se ior respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
e80aodursonf lY:Sa. H ( may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
by heard. record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal Is to be
NTY WATER based.
DISTRICT. WendellJohnson
City Manager
ESDEMONTURA: 123509 C0S 3/30/06
DUENOSDETERRENOS
DOS)Y
CONDADO CENTRAL DEL
TROL DE AGUA NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
e que la Junta de Supervisores para el Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
e Agua, tendra su reunion annual para los Court of Broward County, lorida, on the 15th day of October 1991, in the cause
ilecciones anuales para la Junta de Su- wherein First Union National Bank of Florida was plaintiff and Jorge Mercado
desde las 8:00 a.m. hasta las 6:00 p.m. and MIgdalla Nieves are defendants, being Case Number 91-01899COSO (62),
anch Estates,255 N. Hacienda Street en in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have lev-
es para conducir los asuntos del distrito led upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant Jorge Mercado and MIg-
Supervisores. Si necesita-instrucciones dalla Nieves, in and to the following described property, to-wit:
action a mas information por favor llame
97 de las 7:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Todos SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 6 Block 54 of Montura Ranch Estates
rescuchados. First Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at
NTY WATER Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including
ISTIRCT only such Oil, Gas and Mineral rights as the Grantor may possess. Subject to
conditions, restriction reservations, road and canal rights-of-way, enforceable
easements of assessments. Subject to real estate taxes for 2005 and subsequent
years.
NOTICE a/k/a 230 N. Mayoral Street, Montura Ranches
SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DIS- And on the 20th day of Aprl, 2006, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
TRICT has declared the following house, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible,
personal property to be surplus I will offer for sale all te said defendants Jorge Mercado and Mlgdalla Nleves,
property y an no bger necessary ght title and interest in the aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell
fpoperu y the Dis rect sa the same, subject to taxes,all pror liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to
the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may
1 ne) 2001 Ford Ranger Pickup beto te payment of costsandthesatisfaction ofthe above-described execution.
ruck Serial Number Sheriff
1FTYR10U11PB48589, short bed, Hendry Count Floida
130,000 miles, 3.0L V6, Automatic, By: Captain Andy Lewis
2WD, XL Model. Deputy Sheriff
Anyone desiring to bid on the pur- 114892 CGS 2/23;3/2,9,16,23,30/06
chase of this property must submit
a bid to the Shawano Water Control
District, c/o Caldwell & Pacetti, 324
Royal Palm Way, Suite 300, Palm March 14,2006
Beach, Florida 33480, no later than INVITATIONTOBIDDERS
Friday, April 21, 2006 at-12:00 INVITATION TO BIDDERS
noon. The motor vehicle will be sold
to the highest bidder at or above 0.zf 04
blue book value. The District re-
serves the rightto reject any and all r,,,r ,, e' lt l
bids. The property may be inspect-C _,',,- p y jJl,:i T -o .), A 'ul .
ed by contacting the Shawano Wa:
ter Control Distct, c/Cadwell Bids may be mailed or hand delivered to the City of-Clewiston, 115 West Ventura
Pacet at (561) 655-0620. 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
123886 CGS 3/30/06 not properly addressed and identified. Te bids will be opened immediately fol-
lowing he bid submission deadline at city hall. Bids received after 3:00 p.m. on
said date will not be considered.
NOTICE FOR BIDS Te leseis u to e terms, condo sa d C which are
Port LaBele Communy Developmnt avai g ng ocumes fi city Hal a tWestVeirar Ave
Port Lauelle iommuni ve lpment nue Clewiston, Florida. inquiries regarding the lease should be directed to
[,, Tr,:,"l wii ail "jl 'd r,,d pro- Utilities Director Kevin McCarthy at 863-983-1454 or Waste Water Treatment
20 for the chase of ne nw3 Plant SupervisorJoe Collier at86-983-1468.
Batwing Mower similar or equal to a
Rhino FR-15 Mower with: 15 t. e o sto veeTh .to Iold all bis fr.60days and street
cutiog Width, Cat5 C.V.front drive- any-arof all Dis, ws aorwinhos tause, to waive ecnnical errors ano inor-
cuttng width, at5 C.Vd front drive malities, orto acceptthe bidthatin its judgment best serves the City.
rings, front and rear chains, 6-15" CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
rims and fires and all other standard
equipment. Iva Pitman
Anyone interested may submit a pro- 121817CGS3/23,30/06Cle
posal to the Distrct office at 3293
Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, or
mail to PO. Box 1605, LaBelle,
Florida 33935. For additional Infor-
mation call 863-675-5770 between PUBLIC NOTICE
the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Comprehensive Planning Workshop
Monday-Friday.
The Clewlston City Commission and Local Planning Agency (P&Z Board) will hold
The District reserves the right to reject a joint workshop at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2008 in the City Hall Commis-
any or all bids with or without slon Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. The purpose of this workshop Is to
cause and to accept the bid that, in review, discuss, and accept public Input on proposed TEXT and Future Land Use
its judgment, will be in the best in- Map amendments to the Citys 1991 Comprehensive Plan. These amendments
terest of the District. are prompted by the Local Govemment Comprehensive Planning Act of 1985 and
will serve to complete the city's Comprehensive Plan Evaluation and Appraisal Re-
Ralph W. Nidholson port process.
General Manager
123872 CGS/CB 3/30/06 All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the workshop. Any per-
son requiring a special accommodation to participate in these meetings because
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO of a disability or physical impairment, including speech or hearing impairments,
REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME should contact theCity Managers Office at least three calendar days prior to the
scheduled meeting. *
The undersigned does hereby certify that
Farmers Mkt. Loop conducting a Pro- WendellJohnson
duce business at LaBelle, Florida, un- City Manager
der the fictitious name of Farm Fresh
Charities and that said firm is corm- 123246GGS 3/30/06
posed of the following persons whose
names and places of residence are as I
ows TonTolar NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
LaBelle, FL 33935 EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Ownership of Farm Fresh Charities is as Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of East
follows: Shore Water Control District, the Annual Meefing of the Landowners of East Shore
Farmer's Mkt Loop 100% Water Control District for the year 2006 will be held at their office located at 2832
LaBelle, FLA N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday, April
12th, 2006, at 9:30A.M., in theforenoon forth purpose of:
It is my intentions to apply to the florida
Department of State, Division of Cor- 1. acting one (1) Supervisorfor term of three (3) years.
portions to register the said natne of 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
Farm Fresh Charities under the previ- owners may determine, and;
sons of Chapter 90-267, laws of nri- 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
da, Acts of 1991.
Tony Tolar If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
PO Box 2828 to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she.may need to
LaBelle, FLA 33975' ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
124220 CGS 3/30/06 thetestimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. ,
PL)BLIC BID REPOSSESS BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
BLCf EAST SHORE WATER CONTROLDISTRICT
1995 VOLVO Truck Tractor BY:/s/Gene Dodgen, President
WIA64TES 122251 CGS 3/23,30/06
South Dixie Truck Sales, Inc.
863-674-1008
124173 CGS 3/30/06 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT

Reading a newspaper Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Pelican
helps you understand Lake Water Control Distuct, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Pelican
helps you understand Lake Water Control District for the year 2006 will be held at their office located at
the world around yu. 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday,
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24'x30' metal buidling 2BR 2BA home, detached acres $99,900
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3BR, 1 1/2 BA and 12.80 ac. Call for details $82,500 adj. lot available
efficiency $131,000 CB R, PIONEER
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Storage Sheds w/Electric, Jinete- 48000 ".
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able. 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage Texas Ave., Homeimprementbusinessarndonaneniecestore L ar ~ sq.ft- Absolutely Perfect for your dream because you have found your pot Acre Tracts. Call For Information or
Harlem S/D 1673 sq ft. Special Loan on2.5aces.Fullyequippedandpermittedalready home. 20Fenced Acresw/pond.Lots of gold! This 4bd/2ba home w/ an Appointmentl
Pkges. LUTZ BUILDERS $151,300 Why to be opened. Located near the Clubhouse in on l *i A r T I near of 10 eroldinesw/someoaks in ground swimming pool w/ an
buy old when you can get Brand New? MonturaRanch.Allfumiture, fixtures,equipmentand the club house on Hacienda. oversize lot on the North side of Need a Building? We have a
Price Will Increase to $158.8K March iveo induded. Beyourn bo Cal forGlenn eed m wo w Priced below recent sales. Will Go w oVersize i t atNorthsideof e1 2,500sq.ft. Engineered steel
Price Will Increase to $158.8K March @671Needs some work but will not Clewiston is just what you've been 2,SO0sq.ft. Engineered Steel
31, 2006 Due To Hendry county 677-1441 for more information. MLS WFast! Only $409,900.00 looking for! Priced @ $315,000.00 Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Impact Fees. ty 200530488 last long at $199,900 M 2)US27 Tower Lakes DBLWDE 3/2 1782
2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home 200528863 Looking for the impossible? MOO! f, cow Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
No Other Listing compares to this Oversize Living Room with Cathedral pOpportunity seldom knocks gs, gi ll II 1 Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
North Side on AvenidaDel Rio 3bd/2ba Ceilings. Largeopen kitchen andformaldin- 2) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 twice! 5 acres Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
2) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 twice! 5 acres on US 27 on DWMH rci 'uu @$94.9K
hom I ng room. Large rear deck with built in bbq DWMH ,. rcuuoe .t 1|ri _ta m 0,17-13$E
New i Ar lr iie b lr hu, 'and gazebo. Must see at $124,900 MLS# wooded a f in Riviera. the Palm Beach/ Hendry but a place for living. Available for only Mobil ,l l.~ a l'E.JN res in
terms, irlnl PlrfVII1 turn 200540984 Listed at |, 100 MLS# County line. Over 937 feet on $105,000.00 Mont A L nGL l
key- S tAUlWW U d 3) Reduced!! 4 bedroom/2 bathoer2400 sq.ft- 200604 3 I US 27 for easy access priced Define a 2 Pione Ft n 2.5
$259,900 moble iw in'04 right fora quick sale @ $275K Bd di Fmi acre: N N
SDon't let this one get away' js t
Custom HQme,. 2bd/2ba home -.h, :, .- r 3) Pioneer Plantation 5 acres D l ti o gt @Kd
for sale.:-3) Moore Haven River Gardens buin or not y tmu
located in Pioneer Plantation sits on 7LotsAvailabl NewConstruction in Seminole Manor for not muc
7.5 acres. It has a front porch and 4)NewListin!13acesofProdudngOrangeGrove cleared and listed at in Growing Area. Build Your more than the lot value at $39.9K 5 Acres on Highway 27 going @
beautiful oak tress. Call Luan for High and dry with iigation from borden canal $124,900 MLS# 200603592 Dream Home Here! $275K
more information! optional peits also available. Call Genn at Looking for peace & quiet? Step
677-1441 forrtherinfimnatior The SMITH/WILLIAMS TEAM Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on the into this 4bd/2ba dbwide mobile Just Outside of Town! Fleetwood
Sweetwater Ave. This property has 5) Port Labelle Build able Lot ready for your As life lon residents of pond @$62K home located in MRE. Home fea- Home on a beautiful 2 acre. The
many beautiful trees that include wild new home $59,900 MLS#200512627 le ongThatcher Blvd., near the river tures formal living room and sepa- property has a 24x30 shop with
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake ifl 0 lewiston, we know the area. @$68,000.00 rate family room with a fireplace. office listedat $1 74.0K Call for an
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is 6on H! Bautr i cre ce of Allow us to help you with any Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8 Garden tub in master bedroom only appointment today!
an abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres HI qh, l rl I Labelle real estate needs that you $58,500.00 each $152K NewListing!20034/2Doublewide
$74.9K atrt l J.J sthn, for Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or
your new home. $299,900 MLS# may have. We MARKET prop- 12, @$60K New Listing! 2bd/2ba dbwide on 2.16 acres. Property features a
Ready To Go! New Construction 200533528 erties daily to over 6 million 4)omobile hom e distance to second mobie home, large seel
3br/2ba Home one car garage located N ars in Pioneer 4) Montura Ranch Estates local element' ls and high building and storage sheds and has
in Sugarland Estates $214.9K iin!! re i potential buyers. Call us 125 N. Kennel -$42,995.00 school. Ho rl 4l" |ew carpet substantial potential
Bra,,an lNpie B 1M ,I I: Blvd. today and get you FREE com- 735 .Palm- $49,000.00 throughout a'anln' w flooring.
Brand New CBS 3/2/1 Texas Ave. Pri.p,,,i..n.r i: lug a 4,900 parable market analysis on 530 S. Shetland -$52,500.00 Located in Seminole Manor you
Harlem S/D $160K MLS# 200614840your home or land. 770 S. Shetland $44,900.00 can't pass this up @ only $79.9K!
your home or land.


Cathy S.
Garcia

863-228-4798
Be Habla Espanol
Very Nice 3 bedroom 2 1/2
bathroom home with large
Florida room. This home also
has :tWed

tary 3LL all I
would love to show this home to
you. This home is being
offered at $149,900.

Just As Sweet As A Slice Of Pie!
3bd/2ba MH on 1 acre. Home
has tile & hardwood floors
throughout. Recently remod-
eled. 5ft. fence around property
with pole barn in backyard. Get
your hands on this beauty for
$169,500.00

To Die For! CBS House on 5
acres in Flaghole 3 bedrooms
and 2 baths, screened Lanai,
960 sq. ft. garage, loaded with
Oak trees $415,000


Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132

Mon Mi iMtes
680 tjjlO lot
1.25# L 40 l ll Ion
$39..K
Great starter home or invest-
ment property in Montura
Ranc fllit
bedrc rw h1at
you're Ul your
New Year off right with country
living at its best. 1.25 ac., priced
to sell at only $89,900.
Check this out! 3bd/2ba
MH ii tIW i..cres.
Land s lir JI titul
Pine ~f ilJ spa.
cious w, yredt lioor plan.
Place is immaculate!
$108,500.00
What a great catch!
2bd/2ba MH w/ extra lot,
*Included in Purchase Price*
Partially furnished &
squeaky clean! 55 & older
community. Reduced to
$129,900.00 for quick sale.


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol
New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C,
Horseshoe Ac. @ $145k
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
looks 0 itlrIW ie ,' FIj d
road, ri,,j. n,.,
septic 1 4,4 u
1.25 t- I with
pur 2e MH
oUffe r P ,

Pioneer Plantation!!! 2.5 acres
wow! @'$89,900
New Listing! 2bd/lba on huge
lots in Horseshoe Acres. Bring all
offers. Seller Motivated $165K
Montura Lots many to choose
from starting @ $39.9K
New Listing! Montura Ranch
Estate 2bd/2ba Mobile Home.
Located on paved road. Very clean,
Fenced, All appliances included.
Get it while you can! Won't Last
Long! $107.7K
NewListing! 28 Acres in LaBelle.
Priced at $34,000 per acre.


Jerry W.
Smith

A 561-261-3444

30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca. $25,000.00 /acre. Rare
combination of seclusion in a natural
setting!
5 wooded acres in Ladeca. 1 50K
2.5 acres in Montura, cleared and
fenced $92K
2.5 Acres in Montura asking $85K
2.5 Acres in Montura asking $90K
5 Acres in Pioneer asking $179.9K
Bring the kids & dog! This is a big
lot. 3bd/2ba brick home, pool &
fenced $319,000.00
New Development! Call me for sky
valley lots.
Handy man's special! Bring your
tools. Located in Moore Haven an As
Is frame house going for $65K
5 wooded acres in Pioneer
Plantation on paved road asking
$149K
Ready to move in! 3bd/2ba manu-
factured home in Moore haven
$79.9K

Call me for vacant land.
Lots or acreage.


Charles
H. Kehm
III

305-968-2262
Want to Own a Business? Check
this Out! Established commercial
upholstery business and proper-
ty $250K
Own a Piece of Paradise!
Beautiful building lot/invest-
ment property in Port LaBelle
$49.9K Reduced for Quick Sale
New Lot
local Cnch
Estt t elle r
Finan
New Residential Listing on
exclusive Ridgewood Ave.
3bd/2ba on half an acre.
Possible owner financing avail-
able. Contact me for details &
showing.
Back On The Market! 3 bed-
room, 1 bath located on Corona
St., 1378 sq. ft. property is with
in walking distance of shopping
$139.9K


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A little piece of Heaven!
Beautiful two story home with
spiral staircase and wood
floors. Big backyard with boat
access to the Gulf and direct
access to Lake Okeechobee.
Home on one acre among oak
hammocks. Kitchen feature
granite counter tops. Property
could be used as a Bed &
Breakfast. Detached workshop
can easily be converted for an
additional living area for a Bed
& Breakfast.

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