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Hospice needs
volunteers
Volunteers are needed in
the Western communities to
visit with patients in their
homes, nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and
transport patients for errands
and appointments. Other
opportunities include serving
as an ambassador at fairs
and events in educating the
community about HPBC
services and programs.
Training is provided. Choose
your hours and the locations
most convenient for you:
Belle Glade, Pahokee, Canal
Point or South Bay. HPBC -
Over 28 years as Palm Beach
County's leading provider of
Hospice Care. Call Beth at
(561) 273-2204 or visit
www.hpbc.

Free homebuyer
workshop
Free homebuyer educa-
tion workshop in English and
Spanish at Centro Campesino
Saturday April 8 from 10a.m.-
3 p.m. Lunch provided must
register at (561) 996-3988. No
kids allowed.

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

Entertainers
welcomed
This year's Black Gold
Jubilee Committee wel-
comes entertainers to the
annual festival. Singers,
dancers, musicians, comedi-
ans and other interested
entertainers who want to
participate in the festival are
asked to stop by the Belle
Glade Chamber of Com-
merce to pick up an applica-
tion to become a part of the
festival. If you are interested
in learning more, please call
Barbara Milligan, 996-6429,
or the chamber of com-
merce, 996-2745.

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


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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Police are
searching for a suspect in con-
nection with a shooting in down-
town Belle Glade last week.
Investigators say the suspect,
angry that his victim had attacked
him earlier in the day, tracked
him down to take revenge into
his own hands.
Police are investigating the
details of the case and are work-
ing toward making an arrest


soon. Detectives are hoping that
someone will step forward with
information on where the sus-
pect, who reportedly fled the
area following the shooting, may
be hiding.
The shooting happened
March 29, at approximately 7:30
p.m., detectives said.
While the reason for the
shooting is unclear, it appears
that the shooting developed from
an earlier confrontation between
the suspect and William Walker,


Jr., 33, of Belle Glade.
According to witnesses, dur-
ing an argument Walker report-
edly struck the defendant in the
face with a stick. With his face
bloodied, the suspect called out
to a friend of his for a gun, at
which point Walker fled from the
scene.
The suspect then jumped in
his car and followed Walker as he
ran toward SW 5th St. in Belle
Glade. While tracking him, the
suspect fired numerous shots at


Family Fun Day: Celebrating at Hand Park


INI/Jose Zaragoza
A number of organizations came together last week, for the Family Fun Day at Hand
Park, a day for parents adl' kids to relax and have an entertaining time at the park. The
event was sponsored by the Family and Community Partnership, Weed and Seed, Pio-
neer Park Beacon Center and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.


Walker, endangering a number
of people who were near the
scene at the time.
Bystanders say a total of nine
shots were fired by the defendant
while his car was in motion.
At one point in the chase,
Walker grabbed a woman near-
by and used her as a human
shield. The suspect got out of his
car and ordered him to come out
from behind her, yelling, "Let the
girl go so I can kill you." The sus-
pect eventually caught up with


Walker and managed to shoot
him on his left forearm.
Walker pushed the woman to
the ground and ran to a nearby
building to phone police after he
had been shot. He was treated at
Glades General Hospital in Belle
Glade, where doctors used 12
staples to close the wound shut.
Police are now looking for
Bolman Slater, 30, also known as
Big Bo, for his possible involve-
See Shooting Page 10


Black Gold



Jubilee



this weekend


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Belle
Glade's biggest annual festival
is finally here. Thousands of
residents and visitors from
throughout the state will be
making a trip to the jubilee
grounds on Torry Island this
weekend for a day chock full
of fun and entertainment for
the entire family.
Though a hurricane last
year seemed to erase the pos-
sibility of the festival return-
ing, while the city worked to'
rehabilitate Torry Island from
the damages caused in the
storm, festival organizers say
the show must, and will, go


on. The festival committee
and the city of Belle Glade
have been working closely as
of late, making sure togeth-
er that the event is carried
out without a hitch.
Sponsored by the city of
Belle Glade, the Belle Glade
Chamber of Commerce and
the Black Gold Jubilee Com-
mittee, the annual,festival cel-
ebrating the end of harvest
each season never fails to cap-
ture the -attention of Glades
residents in April. Through
;,the years, the festival has
come to serve as the city's
most attended event.
See Festival Page 10


Howard Johnson


Hotel to begin


construction?


Food and refreshments were served throughout the day Saturday, which was in high
demand after so many games and activities for the kids to do.




Belle Glade selects


an assistant city manager


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The city
of Belle Glade has announced
the selection of Oscar Alvarez
as its new assistant city manag-
er. Mr. Alvarez, who worked as
an attorney at the code
enforcement department and
the mayor's office in New York
City, started work here last
week.
Looking for a challenge at
this stage in his career, and not
entirely opposed to the eco-
nomics of it, Mr. Alvarez came
to Belle Glade with an open
mind. The prospect of the city
growing considerably in the
future, as development from
the east begins heading west
convinced Mr. Alvarez to
accept the position.
The youngest child in a fam-


ily of seven children, Mr.
Alvarez came to the United
States from his native Costa
Rica. After his father died
when he was only a child, Mr.
Alvarez and his family moved
to New York City in search of a
better life.
After finishing college, he
went to work for the city of
New York, where he headed a
code enforcement department
that oversaw violations in the
five major boroughs of the city.
At the helm of an agency with
29 employees, including nine
attorneys, Mr. Alvarez spent
several years in his manage-
ment position.
Mr. Alvarez said he enjoyed
his supervisory role, but 9/11
seemed to change everything
for him. Mr. Alvarez, who
worked close to the site of the


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The clos-
ing date for the sale and pur-
chase of the armory site for
the construction of a Howard
Johnson Hotel has come and
gone without the purchaser
closing the deal. For reasons
that are still unknown, the
developer has let slip a sec-
ond closing date without
informing the city as to why it
has not yet purchased the
land.
While city officials say the
project is far from dead, the


World Trade Center buildings,
decided after the attack that it
was time for him and his fami-
ly to leave the rush of city life in
search of something different.
Sept. 11 continued haunting
him many months after it had
happened and grew almost
unbearable. "You could ride in
the subways and still smell the
burning," he said.
The family agreed to leave
and came to Palm Beach
County last year. Mr. Alvarez
now lives in Wellington, with
his wife and two children, a
four-year-old and a 10-year-
old.
Adjusting from the fast pace
of city life working for the
largest city in the country to
now working for a small city in
See Alvarez Page 10 Oscar Alvarez.


commission will be faced
with deciding whether or not
to grant the company a sec-
ond extension for the much-
anticipated project.
City officials expected to
hear back from the developer,
Givans and Associates, March
31, the closing date laid out in
previous agreements between
officials and the company.
"At this point, the closing
did not occur," said Attorney
Glen Torcivia. According to
Mr. Torcivia, the company did
See Hotel-Page 10


INI/Jose Zaragoza


. ......... .












Obituaries


Lester Gene
"Pops" Lewis
Lester Gene "Pops" Lewis, 63
of Valdosta, GA died suddenly Fri-
(lay, March 24, 2006 in Home-
stead, FL. He was born on Febru-
ary 19, 1943 in Nashville, GA. He
went to school in Clewiston and
then joined the United States
Navy. During this time he met his
wife, in California. He worked as
a millwright for more than 30
years, having worked as a super-
visor for Allison Metal Fabrication
and Foster Wheeler. He loved
fishing and spending time with
his boys. He was greatly loved by
his wife and family.
He is survived by his wife of
43 years, Carrol Lewis of Valdos-
ta; sons and daughters-in-law,
Mike and Teresa Lewis, Allan and
Kim Lewis, Kenny "Pookie"
Lewis all of Lake Park; grandchil-
dren, David and Corey Lewis,
Brooke and Heather Lewis all of
Lake Park, Zack and Jordan
Lewis of Atlanta, Tyler Lewis of
Hahira; his mother, Oral Lee
Lewis of Lake City, SC; brothers
and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and
Sue Lewis, Ronnie and Terry
Lewis of Charleston, SC, Donnie
and Kathy Lewis of Lake City, SC
of Clewiston, FL; sister and
brother-in-law, Ona Lee and Jack
Herring of Clewiston, FL; his par-
ents-in-law, Elmer and Evelyn
Bradley and numerous nieces
and nephews. He was preceded
in death by his father, W. L. Lewis
and a brother, Garth L. Lewis.
Funeral services were held at
4 p.m. on Thursday, March 30,
2006 in the chapel of the Carson
McLane Funeral Home with Rev-
erend Keith Stith officiating. The
family received friends at the
funeral home on Wednesday,
March 29, 2006. In lieu of flow-
ers, donations may be made to
the American Heart Association,
1512 Gillionville Rd., Albany, GA,
31707. Condolences may be con-
veyed on the Obituary page at
www.mclanefuneralservices.co
m alservices.com/> All arrange-
ments by Carson McLane Funeral
Home.

Mary Lou
Moyer Siewert
Mary Lou Moyer Siewert, 87,
passed away peacefully in the
Hurricane Rehabilitation and
Care Center March 31, 2006.
Mary was born on June 1, 1918
in Decatur, Alabama to John
Barnabus and Emma Lee St.
John Moyer.
At the age of 6, her family
moved to Melbourne, Florida.
Mary graduated from Melbourne
High School. She married the
love of her life, Walter Augustus
Siewert, on April 3, 1937. They
enjoyed life side-by-side for 61
years. Walter and Mary lived their
married years in Fellsmere,
Clewiston and Fort Pierce before
moving to Freedom Square


Retirement (enter in Seminole,
Florida in I!91. Mary moved to
The Meadows in St. George, Utah
in 2002 to be closer to her daugh-
ters.
Mary was a wife and mother
first, but was very active in her
community, starting Girl Scouts
in her area, so her daughters
could have that experience. She
was an active member of the
Methodist Church and served
many selfless years in the
Methodist women's organiza-
tion. She was a gifted seamstress
and enjoyed sewing, quilting,
knitting, embroidering and cro-
cheting. Mary also enjoyed trav-
eling with her husband in the
U.S. and abroad. She enjoyed
beautiful music and could often
be found cooking or crocheting
while listening to classical or
popular music. She will be
remembered as a talented, gen-
erous, kind and loving Christ-like
person. All who knew and loved
Mary are better people for hav-
ing her in their lives.
Mary is survived by her
daughters Elaine Hecker (Peter)
of Lodi, California, and Janet
Morgan (Pat) of Hurricane,
Utah; and grandchildren Eric
Falk (Eleanor) and Wade Falk of
Edina, Minnesota, Lauren War-
ren (David) of Pleasanton, Cali-
fornia, Chet Morgan (Liz) of
Spanish Fork and Miles Morgan
(Debbie) of Hurricane; and nine
great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her parents
and dear husband; brothers J.B.
and Earl Moyer; half-brothers
Roy and Howard Seitz; and half-
sister Mildred Adams.
Her family would like to
thank all of the wonderful peo-
ple at The Meadows, IHC Acute
Rehab, Hurricane Rehabilitation
and Care Center, Southern Utah
Hospice, and Dr. McDonald's
office, who'gave Mary such pro-
fessional and tender care during
the last few months of her life.
Funeral were on Tuesday, April 4,
2006, at 11 a.m. at the Hurricane
Valley Mortuary in Utah. Visita-
tion was on Tuesday, April 4,
2006 at the same location. Inter-
ment was at the Hurricane City
Cemetery.
All arrangements were made
under the direction of Hurricane
Valley Mortuary, (435) 635-2454.
Funeral Director Tony Whitney.
Friends and family are invited to
offer their condolences and view
obituaries at ww.spilsburymor-
tuary.com.
Charles B. Webb, Jr.
Charles Blanton Webb, Jr.,
peacefully went to meet his
redeemer on Sunday, March 26,
2006. He was born in Birming-
ham, Alabama, on Sept. 4, 1924,
to Charles Blanton and Julia May
Drennen Webb DeBardeleben.
He lived in Birmingham all his
life, with the exception of six
years in Pensacola, Florida, and
the time spent in his second
home in Highlands, North Car-


Wedding Announcement


Submitted to INI
Eric and Lahandra

Brantley -

Burrs
Eric L. Brantley pledged his
eternal love to Lahandra C. Burrs
during an outdoors paradise set-


ting ceremony over looking the
beautiful intercostals in Ft. Laud-
erdale at the International Swim-
ming Hall of Fame. He bride is a
graduate of Florida Metropolitan
University and The Beauty Insti-
tute of Cosmetology and Barber-
ing. She is the Administrative
Manager for Houston Reality and
Investment, CO. The groom is a
graduate of DeVry University. He
is also an Internet Advertising
Consultant for Auto Trader.
Mr. And Mrs. Eric Brantley will
like to thank all of their family and
friends for sharing in their special
day as they united as one. The
couple would also like to take this
time to give a special thanks to
their wedding party for being so
supportive and to everyone who
worked so hard in making this
day such a wonderful day. The
loving twosome has made their
home in Plantation, Florida.


olina. He attended Phillips High
School in Birmingham, then
Lawrenceville School in New
Jersey. He graduated from Yale
University in 1947, in the class of
1945W, with a BS Degree in
Industrial Administration. He
had an honorary Doctor of Law
Degree from the University of
Alabama in Birmingham. He
was called from Yale to duty for
his country in 1944,and served
-as a Lieutenant in the US Navy.
He was awarded The Bronze
Star for his meritorious service
aboard the USS Stanton, destroy-
er escort, for sinking two Ger-
man submarines in one night.
After the war, he began his
career with Alabama Metal
Industries Corp as a salesman.
He remained with the company
his entire career (with the excep-
tion of six years in the construc-
tion business in Pensacola, FL).
He eventually became Chairman
and CEO, and the company's
majority stockholder. Under his
management, AMICO became
the U.S. and Canadian market
leader in the manufacturing of
metal bar grating, expanded
metal with 14 facilities in 12
states. He was a former senior
warden at the Cathedral Church
of the Advent, as well as chalice
bearer.
He served on numerous cor-
porate and charitable boards,
having held leading positions
with The Boy Scouts of America,
University of Alabama in Birm-
ingham, United Way, Compass
Bank, Associated Industries of
Alabama, The National Associa-
tion of Manufacturers, The Birm-
ingham Area Chamber of Com-
merce, Continental Water
Company, US Sugar Corporation
and The Susan Mott Webb Chari-
table Trust. He was one of the
founders of Birmingham's first
Big Brothers/Big Sisters pro-
gram. He was co-chairman of
UAB's first statewide capital
campaign in the 1980s. He was
also a member of the UAB Presi-
dent's Council, and an original
member of the Board of Trustees
of the UAB -Research Founda-
tion, as well as on the board of
the Health Services Foundation.
He was past president of The
Associated Industries of Alaba-
ma, Birmingham Rotary Club,
The Horizons School and Birm-
ingham Area Council, Boy
Scouts of America. One of the
things of' which he was most
proud was being an Eagle
Scout.. Of primary interest to
him was promoting a healthy
lifestyle for boys in the Boy
Scouts. He, himself; received the
"Silver Beaver Award" and the
"Distinguished Eagle Award". He
was preceded in death by his
daughter, Julie Webb Poole
(Scott). He is survived by his
wife, Jane Skinner Webb,
daughter, Elizabeth Webb Col-
lier (Billy), son, Kenneth Blanton
Webb (Deanna), and Stewart
Mott Dansby, of Birmingham,
AL; Jane Fontaine Crist, Eliza-
beth Crist Rodgers (Lance), and
Suzanne Danzy Phelps of
Atlanta. He is survived by his sis-
ter, Julia May Webb Hoke
(Felix), of Birmingham, and by
niece, Julia May Hoke Luna
(Jay), of Franklin. TN; nephews,
Felix Tarrant Hoke, Jr. (Lee) and
Charles Blanton Webb Hoke
(Lisa), of Birmingham. Surviving
grandchildren are Knox Poole, of
Boca Raton, Florida; Katherine
and Blanton DePalma, Julie
Webb, Susan and Stewart Dans-
by, Jr., of Birmingham; Joshua,
Jonathan, Stephen, and Andrew
Malone, Elizabeth and William
Phelps, of Atlanta. Funeral serv-
ices were held Wednesday,
March 29, 2006 at The Cathedral
Church of the Advent, Reverend
Canon Joseph P. Warren officiat-
ing. The family received friends
in The Clingman Commons of
the cathedral preceding the serv-
ice. Honorary Pallbearers:
William Baird, W. Pete Cox,


Joseph Gordon, Philip Jackson,
Roland Short, Birmingham, AL;
Thomas Banks, Hendersonville,
TN; Willie Hoffman, Nashville,
TN; W.A. Williamson, Mont-
gomery, AL; John Keitt, James
Whitehurst, Highlands, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to UAB Center for
Palliative Care, 933 Nineteenth
Street South, Suite 219U, Birm-
ingham, AL, 35294; New Beacon
Hospice, 2145 Highland Ave.
South, Birmingham, AL 35205;
The Cathedral Church of the
Advent (outreach program),
2017 Sixth Ave. North, Birming-
ham, AL 35203; The Boy Scouts
of America, 516 Liberty Parkway,
Birmingham, AL 35242; or the
charity of your choice. Services
were under the direction of Val-
ley Chapel 205 879-3401 in
Homewood.
Shadrach
Emmanuel Phillips
Shadrach Emmanuel Phillips,
was born Feb. 18, 1989 at Ft.
Lauderdale to Sheladine
Samuels and Cedric Emmanuel
Phillips. In November of 1995
the family moved to Moore
Haven, where Shadrach attend-
ed the first-third grade at Moore
Haven Elementary School. In the
summer of 1998, Shadrach went
to live with his father in Badcox,
Anguilla, where he attended
Stony Ground Primary Elemen-
tary School for the next three
years. He then returned to Moore
Haven in the fall of 2001 where
he attended school up until the
ninth grade. After attending the
ninth grade, Shadrach decided
to complete his education at
Clewiston Adult Education Cen-
ter, where he was studying to get
his GED. Shadrach had a love for
basketball, track and field, peo-
ple and food. He had a strong
desire to become an auto
mechanic. Shadrach accepted
Christ early in his life and attend-
ed the True Tabernacle of God
under the leadership of Elder
Robert Bell.
On Monday, March 20, 2006,
Shadrach went on to be with the
Lord.
He leaves to cherish his pre-
cious memories: A loving and
devoted mother Shemadine
Sampson of Moore Haven;
father Caedric Phillips of Bad-
cox, Anguilla, stepfather Lonnie
Sampson, Jr. of Moore Haven,
four sisters: Kia Samuels of
Moore Haven, Alia and Farah
Phillips of Anguilla, Maria Samp-
son of Brooksville, Florida, six
brothers: Sedric Haynes (Deau-
tra) of San Diego, Ca, Chauncey
Haynes, Kevin Bryant, Cameron
Samuels, Lonnie Sampson III all
of Moore Haven and Jahele
Phillips of Anguilla. Two devoted
grandmothers: Estella Moultry of
Brundidge, AL and Edris Phillips
of Anguilla. Three nieces: Dajae
Haynes of San Diego, CA, Alissia
Haynes of Moore Haven, Mariah
Sampson of Palm Beach. Five
nephews: Preston Haynes, Lon-
nie Sampson IV, Lorenzo Samp-
son of Moore Have, Morgan and
Theo Sampson of Brooksville,
Florida. Aunts: Annie Margaret
Brown of Moore Haven, Mary
Alice Walker (Theo) of Brun-
didge, AL, Bettye McGuire of
Ashville, NC, Patricia Brown
(Marvin) Of Moore Haven,
Blondelle Davis and Eudene
DeSilva US Virgin Islands, Donah
Hodge, Cutelyn Phillips, Sherri-
anne Hodge of Anguilla, Mollie
Sampson and Bertha Mae Samp-
son of Clewiston, Marline Smith
(Robert) of Atlanta, GA. Uncles;
Sllen Haynes of Pembroke Pines,
Larry Haynes of Ft. Lauderdale,
Maurice Haynes of Sarasota,
Diesdric Phillips of Ft. Laud-
erdale, Dartus Phillips of Boca
Raton, Vernon Phillips of Ft.
Lauderdale, Uriel Phillips of
Anguilla Hurbert Snipes Ft.
Meade, and many cousins, fami-
ly and friends.
Celia R. Davis
Celia R. Davis, age 84, of


Clewiston, passed away March
31, 2006 in Clewiston.
She was born June 1, 1921 in
Pine Island, MN, the daughter of
the late Knute 0. and the late
Marie Sophia (Dybvad) Ronnin-
gen.
After graduating Valedictorian
of Zumbrota High School, she
attended Shattuck-St. Mary's
College and graduated from
Kahler School of Nursing. She
was a Registered Nurse,
employed by Mayo Clinic-
Rochester, MN.
Survivors include daughters:


Lenora D. Cappola of West Palm
Beach, Anita D. Revell of
Franklin, TN, Melroy Ronningen
of Pine Island, MN, Sidney Ron-
ningen, Zumbrota, MN, and
seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Monday, April 3, 2006 at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home in Clewis-
ton with Rev. Roy P. Carter offici-
ating. Interment followed in
Evergreen Cemetery in Okee-
chobee. All arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.


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acres, bought from the State to develop as farms. He called
it the Everglades Agricultural Area. He advertised as far away
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By MaryAnn Morris
South Florida's watershed is
in crisis. While some communi-
ties are struggling with drought,
other areas face flooding. Envi-
ronmental concerns are raised
throughout the area, with lakes,
rivers and coastal estuaries all
suffering. State officials say solv-
ing South Florida's water woes
requires understanding how the
system works, and why it is in its
current condition.
Florida became a state in
1845. To develop a tax base and
bring people to the state, the leg-
islature passed the Internal
Improvement Act in 1855. This
piece of legislation gave or sold
land at low prices to those who
would drain it or build roads and
railroads to bring in goods,
tourists and settlers.
As white settlers migrated
into Florida after the Civil War in
the late 1800s, timber was cut to
build homes and towns. Lumber
became big business. Wes
Raulerson and the Sherman
family had sawmills in Okee-
chobee. Throughout Florida,
sawmills sprang up, feeding the
building of towns, homes and
farms throughout the state and
the nation. According to Lyn
Rider of LaBelle, Sears Roebuck
had a mill located south of pres-
ent day LaBelle. Sears shipped
lumber'north to provide lumber
for their precut homes, sold
through their catalogue and
shipped, down to the last nail,
by railroad to buyers around the
country.
Newspapers acr,:-ss the coun.
try carried reports of the lush
vegetation, rich soil and year-
round warm climate of Florida.
These reports caught the eyes
of northern and Midwestern
industrialists like Henry Flagler,
Baron Collier and Richard Bolles
who bought huge tracts of land
from the state to drain and sell.
.Railroads, built by Henry Fla-
gler and Henry B. Plant connect-
ed new towns and brought
tourists and settlers alike. They
built huge luxury hotels for
tourists near their railroads. The
rush for land began. Tampa was
the site of a growing cigar indus-
try, citrus groves sprang up and
sugar cane and rice were grown
experimentally.
The prairie land north of
Basinger (in Okeechobee Coun-
ty) attracted land developers
during the first two decades of
the 20th century even as other
speculators followed the rail-
roads to the east and west. Prior
to 1910, the Southern Coloniza-
tion Company, organized by
Midwestern businessmen, pur-
chased large tract of land, 36
square miles, in the belief that
the prairie lands would be per-
fect for farming.
A hotel and demonstration
farm was built at Hunter's
Camp, about seven miles north
of Basinger. Prospective buyers
came down the Kissimmee River
on Captain Johnson's steamer,
were picked up in wagons to go
look over the land. The standard
tract sold was 10 acres, as the
project was planned for small
farmers. The buyers were prom-
ised that a railroad would soon
be built into the area.
In 1916, the South Florida and


Gult Railroad reacnecd traine
Ridge, a point about 12 miles
north of Basinger, according to
Kyle Van Landingham's "History
of Okeechobee," just above the
area now known as the Viking, a
further subdivision of The South-
ern Colonization Company's
original 1912 plat. Of course, the
land wasn't really good for farm-
ing. Nathan Hazeleiff, of Okee-
chobee, remembers his grandfa-
ther's selling orange trees to
those developers. They would
plant them, then drive the city
folk around and around, passing
the same group of trees from dif-
ferent angles.
Following World War I, large
numbers of Americans finally
had the time and money to trav-
el to Florida to vacation and to
invest in real estate. Educated
and skilled workers were receiv-
ing paid vacations, pensions,
and fringe benefits, which made
it easier for them to travel and to
purchase real estate. The auto-
mobile was also becoming an
indispensable way for families
to travel, and Florida was the
perfect destination. Many of the
people who migrated into Flori-
da were middle class Americans
with families.
By 1920, Florida had a popu-
lation of 968,470 people. Just
five years later, the population
had grown to 1,263,540. The
state was so eager to drain the
land that they awarded thou-
sands of acres per mile of chan-
nel dug. As the land dried, crops
were planted, livestock grazed
and people moved in. Florida
was billed as a land of plenty,
where crops sprung out of the
ground almost as soon as they
were planted.
Towns were built in just a few
years: Moore Haven, Clewiston,
Okeechobee, Lakeport, Pahokee
and Belle Glade were all found-
ed between 1915 and 1925.
Baron Collier was building to the
west and Okeechobee was
advertised as the "Chicago of the
south."
Small farmers, forced from
the Midwest by drought, heard
of Florida riches and came south
to the rich muck lands of South
Florida.
Roads and railroads were
built to bring in potential buyers.
Wealthy capitalists like Barron
Collier, Henry Flagler, Richard
"Dickey" Bolles and many oth-
ers purchased thousands of
acres for development. A.L.
Matthews Gladeview
Farms was started in the Ever-
glades east of Belle Glade.
William J. Conners bought
17,000 acres to develop as farm-
land along the newly completed
Palm Beach Canal (1917) and
built a toll road (the present-day
State Road 70) to access it. He
named his development the
"Everglades Agricultural Area".
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sold land in Florida at that time
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state. They hired young, ambi-
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for the land instead they had
just enough money for the
binder. They were depending on
the prices to keep going up.
To help spur growth, the
Florida Legislature passed laws
that prohibited state income and
inheritance taxes. During this
time, horse and dog racing also
grew in Florida as a way to
attract rich gamblers. The rail-
roads continued to grow. Land
was sold and resold, inflating
prices and eventually leading to
bank failures in Florida and
Georgia even before the stock
market crash of 1929. The boom
went bust.
The development of air con-
ditioning would help draw new
residents to Florida. In 1902,
young engineer named Willis
Carrier was asked to resolve a
humidity problem for a publish-
ing company in Brooklyn N.Y.
Their paper would expand or
shrink with temperature and
humidity and it was impossible
to line up their type.
Mr. Carrier developed a
method to chill, clean and de-
humidify air in a building. Soon,
other office buildings were air-
conditioned. After WWI, movie
theaters were air conditioned,
then government buildings and,
in 1938, Philco marketed the first
window air conditioning unit.
World War II sidelined private air
conditioning in support of the
war effort, but in 1955, Levitt
Homes in New Jersey sold the
first air-conditioned home.
Florida had always been a
tourist Mecca, but with air con-
ditioning, three of Florida's most
objectionable features were
overcome: Heat, humidity and
mosquitoes. The U.S. space pro-
gram came to Cape Canaveral,
now Cape Kennedy, bringing
thousands of workers and their
families to Florida.
The Mackle Brothers, under
various corporations bought
hundreds of thousands of acres
of land in the late 1940s into the
1980s, developing Biscayne Bay,
Marco Island, Deltona, Port
Charlotte, Port St. Lucie, Palm
Bay and Port LaBelle; hundreds
of thousands of acres, selling
lots for $10 down, $10 a month
for 10 years, advertising nation-


wide to buyers who again, often
had never set foot in Florida.
Little thought was given to
anything but selling, selling, sell-
ing,.and platting more and more
lots, building more and more
houses. Little thought was given
to the result. The size of these
lots was sometimes too small for
septic tanks; drainage was often
poor; some lots were underwa-
ter; and some were a problem
because no physical improve-
ments were made by the pro-
moter and were just "paper sub-
divisions."
"Widespread growth contin-
ued until the 1973, when the
industry encountered several
problems: An economic reces-
sion, increased development
costs, more rigorous consumer
and environmental regulations,
an over-saturated market, nega-
tive publicity and an energy cri-
sis," said Hubert B. Stroud and
William M. Spikowski in "Plan-
ning in the Wake of Florida Land
Scams. The subdivision of wet-
lands often caused the greatest
conflict between private rights
and public needs. The continued
subdivision of fragile ecosys-
tems, the scale of development
and the in ability or unwilling-
ness of local governments to
control large developments
resulted in state action to protect
Florida's land and water. Florida
has enacted some of the most
stringent land development reg-
ulations in the nation."
Beginning in 1970, local com-
prehensive plans became
mandatory and in 1985 this sys-
tem was overhauled according
to Stroud and Spikowski.
"Believing that many growth
issues are too complex to be
managed at the local level, the
legislature created a top-down
system of growth management.
It added the concept that
became know as 'concurrency.'
A requirement that infrastruc-
ture such as roads, sewer, and
water must be available before
developers can obtain the neces-
sary permits to continue devel-
opment."
The platted lots left behind by
eagerness for settlement and
zeal for quick money created a
legacy of problems like leaky
septic tanks, drainage problems,
traffic gridlock, overcrowded
schools and the need for
increased taxes because devel-
opment did not pay its own way.
As state officials look for
ways to solve the problems fac-
ing the South Florida environ-
ment, continued developments
put even more pressure on the
watershed.
(Sources for this article
included: "Florida in the Mak-
ing," by Frank Parker Stock-
bridge and John Holliday Perry;
"Exploring Florida: A Social
Studies Resource for Students
and Teachers," produced by the
Florida Center for Instructional
Technology, College of Educa-
tion, University of South Florida;
and, "Planning in the Wake of
Florida Land Scams", by Hubert
B. Stroud, Arkansas State Univer-
sity and William M. Spikowski of
Spikowski Planning Associates,
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Pet of the Week winner
Diesel is his name, eating is his game. Fortunately for
Diesel, he is completely unaware that the cheese spread
he is devouring is bacon/cheddar flavor. We'll discount is
apparent cannibalistic urges and call Diesel this week's
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Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I read your
"Pet Corner" each week. I
haven't seen any questions
about Guinea Pigs. After the
recent loss of our beloved Sher-
man, I would like to inform
other Guinea Pig owners of how
common, and dangerous kidney
and urinary bladder stones are to
their pets. We didn't learn until it
was too late for Sherman, but
maybe you can help inform oth-
ers. Thank you and your staff for
all that you did for Sherman and
for us. Billy, Trudie, and Bunny
(Suggie).
A: Hello Billy, Trudie and Sug-
gie. I know you miss Sherman
very much. He was very much
loved and in the greatest care
with your family!
I'm going to provide a little
bac:groiund information about
Sherman's case so our readers
will understand a bit more.
Sherman the Guinea Pig, at
about five years of age, recently
presented with a urinary prob-
lem. At first, he had darker more
concentrated urine and seemed
to have a need to urinate more
frequently. Sherman was treated
for a urinary infection with
antibiotics. The color of his urine
got a bit better, but he did not.
He started to have more severe
signs of a urinary problem.
When he would try to urinate it
hurt him, and only a small
amount of urine would come
out at a time. At this point we
suspected stones in his bladder.
When we took an X-ray of Sher-
man, it was very clear that he
had a large urinary bladder stone
caught in the upper portion of
his urethra. This is why he had a
hard time urinating, and this was
also why he was in pain. The
stone needed to come out, and
we preformed a cystotomy.
Sherman survived the surgery,
but so sadly died very shortly
afterwards. The stone removed
from Sherman's urinary bladder
was nearly the size of a kidney


Doc Savvy
bean. It is hard to estimate how
long it took for it to grow that
large. Unfortunately, this is a
common problem for Guinea
Pigs.
Urinary luculi Q9,.stones are
generally something, which any
species can get. Kidney stones
are less common and even more
serious. Stones can be caused by
a combination of things. Genetic
predisposition may be one rea-
son for it, and also diet can be
another. It takes a while for a
stone to form. Usually it begins
at what is called a nydus. A
nydus is simply something,
which is a medium for some-
thing else to attach itself. As
microscopic as a nydus can be,
with time a large stone can form.
For Guinea Pigs, these stones are
usually composed of calcium or
phosphors. Both of these miner-
als are essential for a Guinea
Pigs' nutrition. A ratio of 2:1 cal-
cium to phosphorous is best.
Even with the best of care and
excellent nutrition, like Sherman
had, stones can still form.
Billy, Trudie and Suggie, I
hope that gets the message
across to other Guinea Pig own-
ers.
Best Wishes always, Doc
Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check
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Europeans are all too
well acquainted
Dear editor:
To cite just a few of depressing-
ly many examples: A painter,
Rashid Ben Ali, is forced into hid-
ing after one of his shows "fea-
tured satirical work critical of
Islamic militant's violence"; a
politician, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, must
go underground after it becomes
known that she has renounced
her Islamic faith; and a film direc-
tor, Theo van Gogh, is savagely
stabbed to death for making a
film critical of Islamic oppression
of women. And most recently, of
course, there were the Danish
cartoons. When the Jyllands-
Posten, in order to expose and
challenge this climate of intimida-
tion, printed an article and
accompanying cartoons, some of
which portrayed Mohammed in a
negative light, the response was
torched embassies, cries for gov-
ernment censorship, and death
threats.
It appears that we should now
begin to get used to a similar cli-
mate in America.
Borders and Waldenbooks
stores have just announced that
they will not stock the April-May
issue of Free Inquiry magazine
because the issue reprints some
of the cartoons. Is the decision
based on disagreement with the
content of the magazine? No, not
according to Borders Group Inc.
spokeswoman Beth Bingham.
"For us, the safety and security of
our customers and employees is a
top priority, and we believe that
carrying this issue could chal-
lenge that priority."
Borders Group's capitulation
to Islamic thugs is understandable
given the pathetic response of our
and other Western governments.
Has any Western government
declared that an individual's free-
dom of speech is sacrosanct, no
matter who screams offense at
his ideas? No. Has any Western
government proclaimed each
individual's right to life and
pledged to hunt down anyone,
anywhere, who abets the murder
of one of its citizens for having
had the effrontery to speak? No-
as they did not when the fatwa
against Rushdie was issued,
American bookstores were fire-
bombed, and Rushdie's transla-
tors were attacked and murdered.
On the contrary, our govern-
ment went out of its way to say
that it shares "the offence that
Muslims have taken at these
images," and even hinted that


they should not be published. The
British police, Douglas Murray
reports, told the editor of a Lon-
don magazine that they could not
protect him, his staff, or his offices
from attack-so the magazine
removed the cartoons from its
website. (A few days' later, Mur-
ray notes, "the police provided
500 officers to protect a 'peaceful'
Muslim protest in Trafalgar
Square.")
In the face of such outrages,
we must demand that the U.S.
government reverse its disgrace-
ful stand and fulfill is obligation to
protect our right to free speech.
Freedom of speech means the
right to express one's ideas with-
out danger of physical coercion
from anyone. This freedom
includes the right to make
movies, write books, draw pic-
tures, voice political opinions -
and satirize religion. This right
flows from the right to think: the
right to observe, to follow the evi-
dence, to reach the conclusions
you judge the facts warrant -
and then to convey your thoughts
to others.
In a free society, anyone
angered by someone else's ideas
has a simple and powerful
recourse: Don't buy his books,
watch his movies, or read his
newspapers. If one judges his
ideas dangerous, argue against
them. The purveyor of evil ideas is
no threat to those who remain
free to counter them with rational
ones.
But the moment someone
decides to answer those he finds
offensive with a knife or a home-
made explosive, not an argu-
ment, he removes himself from
civilized society.
Against such a threat to our
rights, our government must
respond with force. If it fails to do
so, it fails to fulfill its reason for
being: "to secure these rights,"
Jefferson wrote, "Governments
are instituted among Men." And if
it fails to do so, we the people
must hold it to account.
We must vociferously demand
that our government declare pub-
licly that, from this day forward, it
will defend by force any American
who receives death threats for
criticizing Islam-or religion-or
any other idea. We must demand
that the government protect the
stores and employees of Borders,
of Waldenbooks, and of any other
organization that reprints the car-
toons. j
We must demand this,
because nothing less will prevent
America's climate of freedom


from disintegrating into Europe's
climate of fear.
Dr. Onkar Ghate
Senior Fellow at the Ayn Rand
Institute

Prescription drug
protection act
Dear editor:
In February 2003, a Statewide
Grand Jury issued an important
report after conducting a detailed
examination of illegal activity
involving prescription drugs. In
order to combat drug counterfeit-
ing or adulteration, the grand jury
recommended that the Florida
Legislature establish a require-
ment "... that pedigree papers be
provided in sales transactions all
the way from the manufacturer to
the dispenser (hospital/pharma-
cy/clinic)." "Pedigree papers"
refers to a system that provides
proof that drugs are authentic,
each time they change hands. If a
major retailer buys a large ship-
ment of pharmaceuticals from a
distributor, for example, the pedi-
gree papers would show the
retailer that these drugs have not
been tampered with along the
way by an unscrupulous individ-
ual.
Heartbreaking reports have
surfaced of shady characters who
improperly obtain large quantities
of AIDS or cancer drugs, then
water down the medication or
repackage it to sell again. The
possibility of these drugs finding
their way to patients represents a
very real threat to the health and
quality of life of people who rely
on these medications. The grand
jury's recommendation was truly
a call to action.
Within a month of the grand
jury report, we began to work
with the Legislature to implement
this outstanding suggestion. The
Attorney General's Office drafted
legislation and asked Senator Dur-
rell Peaden and Representative Ed
Homan to sponsor what became
the Prescription Drug Protection
Act of 2003. Among its provisions,
the Act establishes a pedigree
paper requirement, to take effect
on July 1,2006.
The bill, which was signed into
law by Governor Bush, gave the
industry a full three years to com-
ply with the pedigree papers
requirement, thereby enhancing
the safety of our drug supply and
the patients who depend upon it.
o\\, \with the implementation
date approaching, many in the
industry want to have the dead-
line moved back.
We should stay the course for


a number of reasons. One of the
arguments for pushing back the
deadline is that the technology is
not available to implement pedi-
gree papers on time. This is sim-
ply incorrect, and the means to
carry out the law's requirements
are available.
One of the country's largest
pharmaceutical distributors, H.D.
Smith of Springfield, Illinois, has
announced that its pedigree sys-
tem will be fully implemented in
April, approximately three
months ahead of Florida's dead-
line. Another company that dis-
tributes to Florida clients, FFF
Enterprises, Inc., is using the
same technology to meet our
state's safety requirements.
To its great credit, Walgreens
- the nation's second-largest
drug store chain has already
made the commitment to have its
pedigree paper system in place.
Attempts by the drug wholesale
community to weaken this law
should be repelled. The people of
Florida were represented by the
statewide grand jury and by elect-
ed members of the Legislature,
and the important public safety
law they produced should be left
alone.
The Prescription Drug Safety
Act was the culmination of hard
work by members of both parties.
It was considered then, and
remains, a national model for
other states to follow.
For proof of the need for the
pedigree papers requirement, we
need look no further than a real-
life event that occurred in late
March in Broward County. A jury
returned a guilty verdict against
an individual for his role in selling
adulterated prescription drugs to
wholesalers medications that
were intended for HIV and cancer
patients, as well as those being
treated for high cholesterol.
Those who saw the wisdom of
requiring pedigree papers weren't
trying to paralyze the public with
fears that the drugs in their medi-
cine cabinet or medical clinic
might be tainted or counterfeit.
The vast majority of Floridians will
never encounter an altered med-
ication. Our objective was, and
continues to be, public safety and
problem prevention. Is it worth
the risk to not do all that we can?
The Prescription Drug Protec-
tion Act was a good law in 2003,
and it is still a good law in 2006.
Now is not the time to go back on
our comrtm itment to the citizens of
Florida.
Charlie Crist
Attorney General


Don't miss the passion! Community Briefs


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Next Sunday is Palm Sunday.
Growing up, I remember going to
church on Palm Sunday to wave
palms in the Sunday school proces-
sion and then returning on Easter a
week later to sing, "Christ the Lord
has Risen Today". There wasn't
much in between. From parade to
resurrection is the experience of
many Christians as we race toward
Easter. When that happens, we
miss something. We miss passion.
Something big happened
between Palm Sunday and Easter.
Passion Week happened a week
like none other.
Jesus sets His face to Jerusalem.
"No, Jesus, don't want to go there!
It's dangerous. A messiah could get
killed there, not to mention a disci-
ple!" But Jesus insists, so we go,
with Jesus riding on the back of a
donkey. And we must admit it's
exciting! The crowd has. gathered
and they are cheering, "Hosanna!
Blessed is he who comes in the
name of the Lord! Hosanna in the
highest!" "Hey," we think to our-
selves, "this disciple stuff isn't so
bad!"
But after the hosannas die out,
after the parade and the palms, after
the donkey goes home to rest, the
real work of Passion Week begins.
On Monday, Jesus is in the tem-
ple courts cracking a whip and
overturning tables, challenging the
way people connect with God.
That's not the way we see him, is it?
Jesus, standing in opposition to the
authorities, challenging commonly
held assumptions, denouncing the
government, associating with the
"least of these my brethren."
With Jesus, we learn, it's not all
celebration and worship! There
comes a time when we must stand
for something. We are called to
right the wrongs of the world, to
fight the injustices around us, to do
battle with demons. On Tuesday
and Wednesday, those who have
stayed with Jesus find themselves
surrounded by the lame and the
hungry, the wounded and the


dying. We are there with him,
binding the wounds, feeding the
hungry, carrying the lame, weep-
ing with the dying, and taking care
of the bedpans. This following
Jesus stuff can be hard work. The
needs never seem to stop. When
we are out there in the world, we
learn to ask, "What does my faith
say about this?"
On Thursday, it is Passover, a
high holy day, and everyone is cel-
ebrating. "Here's the bread.
Here's the wine. What do you
mean by this 'broken for you and
poured out for you' stuff? We
don't want you broken and
poured out! We want you strong
and mighty! We want you in beau-
tiful stained glass and comfortable
pews! What do you mean, deny
you? We'd never do that, Jesus.
We are your faithful disciples."'
Late on Thursday, they arrest
Jesus in the Garden of Gethse-
mane. It was his own disciple who
betrayed him with a kiss, "Surely
not Lord!"
Friday is too hard to watch.
From shouts of hosanna, now
came shouts of "crucify him!" He
hangs on the cross. What should
we do now? Take him down, lay
him in the tomb. Maybe this will all
begin to make sense in time if we
justwait. Just wait.
Messiah and Royal King of Sun-
day, rebellious reformer of Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday's healer
of human hearts, breaker of Thurs-
day bread, crucified criminal of Fri-
day, un-breathing corpse of Satur-
day. We move from the highs to the
lows, from the "Hosannas" to the
"crucify hims," from broken palms
to broken bread to broken bodies
to broken tombs. We would be
faithful, but we are weak. We
would pray, but we are tired. We
would witness, but we are afraid.
We would heal, but we ourselves
are wounded.
But we know there is more to
the story, and so we wait for the
revealing of God's glory. It may be
Friday, but Sunday's coming. The
passion is here, but Easter resurrec-
tion is coming.


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Music concert
St. John First Missionary Bap-
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Belle Glade, will be sponsoring a
Gospel Music Concert on Sun-
day, April 9 at 5 p.m. The admis-


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Free nursing
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The Community Prayer Wor-
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local community. To help pro-
mote job growth by providing
free nursing assistant courses as a
part to help after the storm. The
C.N.A. course has already gained
25 young women and men who
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have suffered job loss related to
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Thursday, April 6, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Hendry County Sheriff's Office


Clewiston Police Department


Editor's note: An) individu-
als listed in the arrest activity
report s (re not an indication of
guilt. Anyone wishing to con-
tact the newspaper upon final
disposition of their case, may
do so or publication

Deputies catch
burglars in the act

CLEWISTON Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Deputies
responded to a "burglary in
progress" call on March 24, at
1050 Davidson Road in Twin
Lakes Mobile Home Park. As the
Deputies arrived to investigate,
two persons exited the mobile
home from a window and fled.
According to Sheriff Ronnie
Lee, Deputies pursued the two
and followed them through a
canal to a residence at 531 Mag-
nolia Lane. A juvenile was locat-
ed hiding in a closet inside the
house and a second suspect,
Fernando Marquez Loya, age
25, of 531 Magnolia Lane,
Clewiston, was located in a trav-
el trailer behind the house. Loya
was arrested and charged with
Burglary to an unoccupied
structure, Entering a residence
without permission and with
intent to commit an offense
within and booked into the
Hendry County Jail. The juve-
nile was arrested with the same
charges plus, having stolen
property from the burglarized
residence in his possession and
turned over to Juvenile Authori-
ties.


Marijuana grow
house busted
MONTURA The County
Sheriff Office Criminal Investiga-
tions Division executed a search
warrant on a marijuana grow
house, in Montura Estates, Tues-
day, March 28. According to Sher-
iff Ronnie Lee this was an elabo-
rated system set up for the
purpose of growing marijuana
plants. He estimated the plants to
be approximately three feet tall
and valued at more than
$100,000. A Columbian was taken
into custody, other arrests are
pending. The group in charge of
this operation are from the
Broward/Dade County area. Ron-
nie Lee said this is the sixth mari-
juana grow house operation
located and destroyed within the
past year in Hendry County.
Road bust
CLEWISTON Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's Deputies stopped a car
on Davidson Road in Clewiston
on the night of March 28, at about
9:15 p.m. According to Sheriff
Ronnie Lee, Deputies Nathan Kirk
and Larry Preece located powder
cocaine, rock cocaine, approxi-
mately one half pound of marijua-
na and drug paraphernalia inside
the vehicle. The driver Ismael
Silva, age 31, of 1181 Davidson
Road Clewiston and a passenger
Katrina Silva, age 39, of Clewis-
ton, were charged with posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to sell,
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell and possession of
narcotic equipment. Six hundred
and eighteen dollars U.S. curren-


cy was also seized. Bond for
Ismael was set at $69,500 and
$31,000 for Katrina.

Gang activity
LABELLE On Saturday
March 26, Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office Deputies conducted an
operation designed to, investi-
gate, suppress and deter gang
activity in Hendry County. Sheriff
Ronnie Lee reports the operation
led to arrests ranging from felony
drug charges to traffic offenses.
The following with drug related
charges were arrested and
booked into the Hendry County
Jail. Angel A. Hildalgo, age 21, of
4020 North Edgewater Circle,
LaBelle was charged with posses-
sion of a controlled substance
with intent to sell. Humberto Her-
nandez, age 27, of 1424 Sea Oaks
Street, LaBelle was charged with
possession of marijuana under 20
grams. Joshua Glenn Lockmiller,
age 21, of 982 Nobles Road,
LaBelle,. was charged with pos-
session of cocaine, possession of
.marijuana under 20 grams and
two counts of possession of drug
paraphernalia.

HC SO brings down
second pot house
PIONEER According to
Sheriff Ronnie Le, this is the 10th
marijuana grow house discov-
ered in Hendry County during the
past 13 months. This one was
located at 2150 Tampa Avenue in
the community of Pioneer Planta-
tion. A search warrant was exe-
cuted by Sheriff's Investigators on
March 30, at approximately 4


p.m. The grow house was an
elaborated unique operation as it
consisted of two semi-trailers.
One of the semi-trailers was used
for growing the plants, and the
other used for drying the harvest-
ed plants. Numerous marijuana
plants as well as the two semi-
trailers were seized as a result of
the search warrant. Investigators,
so far, have been unable to locate
the owner of the property and
arrests are pending. Street value
of the plants is unknown at this
time.

Humanity award
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Elks Lodge held their annual offi-
cer of the year awards Friday night
March 31. Awards were presented
for Clewiston Police Department
Officer of the year. Clewiston Fire-
man of the year, EMT and EMS
employee of the year and Hendry
County Sheriff's Offices of the
year. Sheriff Ronnie Lee said the
Hendry County Sheriff's office
criminal Investigation division as
well as the uniformed division did
an outstanding job the past year.
With this in mind, he chose three
members of the Sheriff's office
who, in addition to their normal
duties, assisted in distributing
food and supplies to the victims of
Hurricane Wilma. Captain Susan
English, Inspector Mayra Quesa-
da, and Sergeant Shawn Reed
worked many hours, seven days a
week, for approximately three
months in Hendry County, and
the Immokalee area of Collier
County, delivering and passing
out food, ice, water, and infant
supplies to people in need.


Community
partnership
Chief Don Gutshall and the
Clewiston Police Department
are committed to continuing
their partnership with the com-
munity. This partnership is high-
ly defendant on the involvement
of the citizens of Clewiston. Criti-
cal to the success of this partner-
ship are well-informed citizens
who have an awareness of the
mission, resources and services
their police department has to
offer. To help facilitate this, the
Clewiston police Department is
offering a 40-hour Citizen Police
Academy that will start the first
week of May. This.academy was
developed for citizen's ad mem-
bers of local civic and govern-
ment organizations within our
city.
Community involvement is


the most powerful, efficient and
practical tool any local law
enforcement agency has in the
fight against crime. We want to
encourage our citizens to
become active partners with
their police department by
working together to identify
solutions to problems facing our
community. In a small commu-
nity as ours we need the assis-
tance of the citizens to affective-
ly control possible crime
increase.
If you are interested in being
a part of his partnership please
contact officer Curtis Clay or Sgt.
John Tedder of the Clewiston
Police Department or any of the
existing members of the Citizens
on Patrol (COP) as you see them
out volunteering their time.
There will also be applications
available during the Sugar Festi-
val. We hope to hear from you.


Glades County Arrest Report


March 26
Howard Jimmie, 24, of Okee-
rhohpP ~'^a, arrested by Deputy
Queenie Bell on an active High-
lands county warrant. He
remains in custody without privi-
lege of bond.
Ryan Osceola, 29, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Deputy
Robert Davis on an active war-
rant for VOP. He was later
released on a $5,000 surety
bond.


Haven was arrested by Deputy
Bran Enderle on an active war-
rant for.FTA. He remains in cus-
tody with bond set at $2,500.
March 28
Larry Williams, 45, of Lakeport
was arrested by Detective Mike
Pepitone on the charges of viola-
tion of injunction, criminal mis-
chief, burglary, grand theft and
passing forged/altered bank note.
He was later released on a $11, 500
ci irucho hndn


Jason Griner on three active war-
rants for VOP. He remains in cus-
todywithout privilege of bond.
March29
Frank De Luca, 67, of LaBelle
was arrested by Deputy Robert
Davis on the charge of battery on
person 65 years of age or older. He
was later released on a $1,000 sure-
ty bond.
Ann Marie Dersa, 24, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Deputy
Rilinrda Pottorff on an active war-


Vernon Baker, 28, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by SPD Offi-
cer Jackson on the charge of
DWLS with knowledge. He was
later released on a $4,999 surety
bond.
March 30
Jared Haws, 19, of Okeechobee
was arrested by Deputy Bilinda Pot-
torff on an active Okeechobee
County warrant. He was later
released on a $1,000 surety bond.
Patricia Moeland, 43, of Muse
was arrested by deputy Bilinda Pot-
torff on the charge of resisting
arrest without violence. She was
later released on a $500 surety
:'bond. .
' Shaun Cody Osceola, 24, of
Okeechobee was arrested by SPD
Officer Jackson on two active war-
rants for VOP. He remains in cus-
tody without privilege of bond.
March 31
Ramsey Osceola, 33, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by SPD Offi-
cer Garrison on the charges of DUI,
DWLS, possession of cocaine and
open container. He was later
released on a $12,500 surety bond.
Robert Saucier, 18, of Lakeport
was arrested by Detective Mike
Pepitone on an active warrant for
burglary of conveyance and petit
theft. He remains in custody with
bond set at $10,000.


This information is the second
part of a series on Pandemic
Influenza provided by the Hendry
and Glades County Health Depart-
ments. The series will cover basic
information and actions to be
taken if Pandemic Flu becomes a
realistic threat to the citizens of
Hendry and Glades Counties.
The most current information
on Avian Flu is available at:
http://www.pandemicflu.gov
What is Avian
Influenza?
Bird Flu is a virus that affects
birds. Avian Influenza does not
usually infect people, but infections
with these viruses have occurred in
humans, The possibility of a
human being infected is rare and
usually involves touching a sick or
dead bird that carried the virus,
handling infected birds, or touch-
ing surfaces contaminated by sick
birds or their droppings.
Avian Flu is also referred to as
H5N1. Influenza viruses are
grouped into three types: Type A,
type B, and type C. The subtypes
are further divided into different
strains. Each specific strain can be
dangerous to specific hosts such as
humans, birds, or pigs.


Pathogenic is defined as "capa-
ble of causing disease". While
some Avian Influenza viruses are
known to cause a minor effect in
the health of poultry, some can
evolve and change into highly path-
ogenic strains or those capable of
producing serious health prob-
lems. Since viruses need a living
host to survive, they mutate or
change to ensure their continued
existence. This change in the virus
makeup forms new strains that
allows easier spread and can be
harder to control.
As we become more familiar
with the concept of this emerging
event, we will be more aware of
potential threats and what we can
do to prepare.
What is an
epidemic?
An epidemic is a widespread
outbreak of disease.
What is a
pandemic?
A pandemic is an epidemic
(widespread outbreak) that affects
the world. Pandemic flu is a global
disease outbreak that occurs when
a new influenza virus appears that


causes serious illness. People have
little or no immunity to the new
virus and it can spread easily from
person to person. Currently there is
no pandemic flu.

Pandemic Flu
Planning
You can prepare for an influen-
za pandemic now. You should
know what can happen during a
pandemic outbreak and what
actions you can take to help lessen
the impact of an influenza pan-
demic on you and your family. This
checklist will help you gather the
information and resources you
may need in case of a flu pandem-
ic. According to Dr. Fernandez of
the Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments, "residents
should start purchasing a few items
each week" in case of an extended
stay at home.
Store a supply of water and
food. During a pandemic, if you
cannot get to a store, or if stores are
out of supplies, it will be important
for you to have extra supplies on
hand. This can be useful in other
types of emergencies, such as
power outages, hurricanes or other
disasters.


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Glade View
Elementary School

SECME Olympiad
On Saturday, March 11, the
Glade View SECME Club, direct-
ed by Mrs. Lewis and Mrs.
Robertson, competed in the Dis-
trict SECME Olympiad at Free-
dom Shores Elementary in Boyn-
ton Beach. The students worked
very hard on their projects,
which included mousetrap cars,
water bottle rockets, and a balsa
wood bridge. They also created a
banner, poster, and a poem and
participated in the Brainbowl.
Congratulations to Kamilyah
Collins, Tiamanna Divinard,
Marken Vilson, Frantz Roseme,
Brenda Lozius, Rebecca David,
Doneisha Burgess, Breanna
Clarke, Lindsey Estinfort, Jacoby
Blackmon, Taylor Allen, Rashad
Carrington, Shameka Dort and
Alexandra Carter for doing an
outstanding job.
SAC S/CASI visit
The Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools, Council of
Accreditation and School
Improvement is visiting Glade
View Elementary School on April
10-11. To earn accreditation, a
school must meet SACS CASI
quality standards; implement a
school improvement plan that
focuses on increasing student
performance; and be regularly
evaluated by an outside group of
professional educators. Principal
Mary O. Evans and the Leader-
ship Team are working hard to
prepare for the visit. If you are
interested in assisting the school
with the SACS/CASI visit, please
contact Mrs. Evans at (561) 993-
4035.
Reading counts
principal's challenge
Principal Mary O. Evans
began Reading Counts Princi-
pal's Challenge on Nov. 20, 2005
through March 10, 2006. All
Glade View students Kinder-
garten through Fifth Grade
earned points, which qualified
them for the Awards ceremony.
The Awards Ceremony was held
on Tuesday, March 14 in the cafe-
torium. Students who met the
principal's challenge received a


formal invitation for their parents
to attend the ceremony.
The Mistress of Ceremony
was Mrs. Teresa Bledsoe. The
guest speaker- was Dr. Mary
Dupont. Dr. Dupont spoke to the
audience about the importance
of reading. She shared with stu-
dents and parents the impact that
literacy has on your life. At the
conclusion, she questioned the
audience and the three students
who gave response received a
monetary donation.
Each student received a
medallion, CD player, trophy,
flash camera and a certificate.
The Second Principal's Chal-
lenge Awards recipient's
acknowledgments and closing
remarks were made by the prin-
cipal. Refreshments were served.
Parents enjoyed refreshments
with their children.
Katydid sale
Glade View Elementary staff
and students began selling Katy-
dids on Friday, March 31. Katy-
dids are being sold for $10 a can.
All participating students were
asked to sell a minimum of two
tins of Katydids. As always, stu-
dents are not permitted to sell
door-to-door. We ask that par-
ents help their child by selling
the candy to friends, neighbors
and relatives. This fundraiser will
continue through Thursday,
April 28. All proceeds from the
fundraiser will be used for edu-
cational materials, equipment
and projects to benefit all of our
students. If you are interested in
purchasing a tin of Katydids,
please contact any staff member
or student at Glade View Ele-
mentary School.
S.A.C. & IT.0. meeting,
parent training
Glade View Elementary
S.A.C. and P.T.O. meeting will be
held on Tuesday, April 11. The
SAC Meeting began at 6 p.m. in
the media center. Parents, volun-
teers, community supporters
and community business part-
ners are always welcome and
invited. Please plan to attend our
monthly meetings and be a part
of the decision making process.
1st Grade Parent Training will
begin at 7 p.m., immediately fol-
lowing the SAC & PTO meeting.


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Dr. Seuss' birthday
Mrs. Kent's 1st Grade Class celebrates Dr. Seuss' birth-
day with green eggs and ham. Throughout the day, they
read several Dr. Seuss books.

Sun Sentinel Character Student Teachers


Counts awarded

Ms. Mary O. Evans, Principal of
Glade View Elementary School, is
proud to select Latasha Browning
a 5th grade student at Glade View
Elementary School, for the Sun
Sentinel Character Counts Award
for her extraordinary distin-
guished personality. Latasha is
very dedicated to her academics
and is extremely committed to
her schoolwork.
Latasha is an absolute joy to
have in class. She is an excellent
math student. She is always will-
ing to help others out when they
are having difficulty solving prob-
lems. She is an excellent role
model to other students. Her posi-
tive attitude, creativity and kind-
ness toward others is what makes
her deserving of this award.
Pahokee
Elementary School

S.A.C. meeting
Our monthly School Advisory
Council meeting will be held on
Wednesday, April 19, beginning at
6 p.m. in the media center. All par-
ents, volunteers, community
members and business partners
are encouraged to attend. Please
plan to attend and if you have any
questions, please call 924-6466.


from Pennsylvania
We are excited to have had
three students from Seton Hill
University, a college in Pennsylva-
nia known for its teacher prepara-
tion program, volunteering at
Pahokee Elementary. These stu-
dents were involved in a graduate
practicum class. They observed
best teaching practices, worked
with small groups of students,
and taught reading and language
arts lessons. Our goals are to give
them some experience working
in a rural area with a diverse pop-
ulation, discuss the challenges we
face and how we work to over-
come them, and have them real-
ize how rewarding it is to work in
a place where you can make a big
difference. These students spent
their time in the 4th Grade Classes
of Mrs. Donna Cohick, Mrs. Car-
olyn Mawali and Ms. Jennifer Wil-
son. We'd like to thank Dr. Audrey
Quinlan and Seton Hill University
for continuing to partner with
Pahokee Elementary School.
Kathryn Beich
fundraiser
Pahokee Elementary School
would like to thank all parents,
family and community members
for your support on the fundraiser.
Congratulations to our top three


Submitted to INI/Lawanda Harper
Sixth graders from Ms. Williams & Ms. Wells classes who met
their Reading Counts Goal of 40 points with 80 percent accu-
racy for the month of March, along with Reading Coach Mrs.
G. Boldin.


sellers: Jason Paniagua- Mr. Mar-
tin's 3rd Grade Class, Taliyah Maid-
en Mrs. Spino's Pre-K Class and
Wilkeonte Bens Mrs. Samuels
1st Grade Class. The orders will be
delivered to the school on
Wednesday, April 12. Parents are
encouraged to come and pick up
student orders on Thursday, April
13 between 2:45 and 3:30 p.m. any
order not picked up will be sent
home with the student on Monday,
April 17. Should you have any
questions, please contact Mrs.
Harper at 924-6466.
SACS/CASI
review team visit
Pahokee Elementary School
staff, students and parents will
have a team of educators repre-
senting the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools, Council
of Accreditation and School
Improvement visit the school on
April 10 and 11. The team will
assure the parents, the business
community and the public that
the school is committed to raising
student achievement, providing a
safe and enriching learning envi-
ronment and maintaining an effi-
cient and effective operation. The
team will spend the two days
reviewing school files and inter-
viewing staff, students, parents
and community members. They
will share the results with the staff
on Tuesday, April 11 at 2:45 pm in
the media center. If you'd like
more information, please contact
Assistant Principal Tracy Gaugler
at (561) 924-6466.!


Canal Pont Elementary
Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal
Point Elementary will hold it's
Kindergarten Round-up on
Wednesday, May 3, 9-10:30 a.m.
Parents and students are invited to
take a school tour and to enjoy a
snack. Students who are entering
Kindergarten for the school year
2006-07 must be five by September
1.Parents may register their student

on this day. Parents will be required
to submit the following informa-
tion when registering their student
1) birth certificate 2) proof of resi-
dency 3) an updated school physi-
cal and up dated shot records.
Free tutoring
If you signed up for free tutor-
ing, and have not heard from a
tutoring provider, please call 924-
6460 and ask to speak to Mr. Han-
lon. Help your child get a head start
on next year!
Science/ Math fair
Students have been busy
preparing Science and Math Fair
projects in Grades
K-6. The winners will compete
at the county competition the week
ofApril 17.
Dates to note
April 5-4th Grade to Dolly Hand
April 5-6th Grade to Animal
Kingdom
April 11-1st Grade to Science
Museum
April 12-2nd Grade to Sea-
world
Glade View Elementary School
News


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; Pro-
gram Coordinator: Cynthia McMil-
lan, Mentor Center at Pahokee Ele-
mentary School, 560 East Main
Street, Pahokee (561) 924-6544 or
(561) 924-2070.
Applications for free or
reduced price meals
Family Applications for Free and
Reduced Price Meals may be sub-
mitted at any time throughout the
school year. The previously men-
tioned deadline of July 15 was
given to ensure the applications
would be processed by the first day
of school. Applications are
processed on a first come, first
served basis, and notification of
benefits will be mailed home.
To request an additional appli-
cation, please call (888) 383-2025.
Parents may also pick up an appli-
cation in English, Spanish, Por-
tuguese, or Creole at any Palm


Beach County School.
Free charter school
Lakeside Academy, a free Kg-6
elementary charter school, is regis-
tering now for 2005-2006. For infor-
mation, please call (561) 993-5000,
or pick up registration forms at 710
S. Main Street, in Belle Glade.
Children of promise
Christians reaching out to socie-
ty introduces their new C.O.P. pro-
gram, Children of Promise, to pro-
vide mentors for children having a
parent in the prison system. Both
children and mentors are needed
for the program. Please call Lee
Washington to refer a child needing
a mentor or a 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 accept-
ing applications for three- and four-
year-olds for free/full day childcare.
PEPPI is located at 301 Southwest
8th St. in Belle Glade. For more


information, please call 996-1718.
Childcare
program opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open until
6 p.m. to better serve the commu-
nity. The program serves children
aged 10-18 and space is still avail-
able. Call for more information or
stop in to pick up an application.
Location: 7450 State Road 15,
Pahokee (behind RCMA). Tele-
phone: (561) 924-7947.
FCAT tutoring
The Urban League is hosting a
Weekend Warriors program at the
Weed and Seed Building, 224
Southwest 5th Street in Belle Glade.
The tutoring program pays special
attention to preparing students for
the FCAT test and will be held Sat-
urdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ele-
mentary and middle school stu-
dents are invited to participate. The
Weed and Seed Program also
offers parenting classes and a youth
mentoring program. For more
information, please contact Car-
leen Downing, 996-4220.


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The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office also came out Saturday to show off one of their
prized horses.


Festival
Continued From Page 1
The fun starts early in the day,
the first sign of it the 5K
Walk/Run at the marina at 7:30
a.m. for the early birds. The
parade down Main Street fol-
lows a little later that morning at
10 a.m. The crowds lined up on
Main Street to watch the parade
will then travel to the marina to
enjoy the rest of the day under
the sun.
Once again, vendor booths
will fill the festival grounds with
delicious food sure to please
everyone. There will also be
booths with plenty of participa-


Alvarez
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a rural setting will be different,
but in many cases the same, he
said. Once he is entrenched in
the role of code enforcement, he
will have gone from supervising
approximately 40,000 code
enforcement violations in New
York City annually, to perhaps 20
a month in Belle Glade. He
pledges to assume a large role in
code enforcement and cleaning
up the city.
Mr. Alvarez.will spend the first
six months of his employment
surveying the city for more
insight into its operation, he
said.
"It's early, but already I'm see-
ing some areas that need to be
improved rapidly," said the new
assistant city manager. "I do feel
I can contribute."
Gerald Adams, who occupied
the position most recently, had
experienced a long period of


tion from the city's local busi-
nesses.
Of course adults won't be the
only ones having fun Saturday.
The rides and games for the
children, which are always the
most anticipated part of the festi-
val for children, will be available
to keep the younger fairgoers
happy. All of the children's rides
will be offered for free to the
lucky children accompanying
their parents to the jubilee.
.A host of entertainers are set
to take center stage throughout
the day that Saturday, with acts
like the Celebration Singers,
Street Beat, Brian Woofter,
Gabby Gold, Dave "Gator"
Bressmer and Jerry and the Fire-


works, to name a few. The enter-
tainment promises to keep festi-
val attendees happy and dancing
well into the night.
To cap off the festival each
year, a fireworks display over the
reflective pond nearby finishes
things off with a true bang. The
show is sponsored by Palm
Beach County Commissioner
Tony Masilotti.
Black Gold Jubilee Commit-
tee Chairman Brenda. Bunting
urges residents to come out this
weekend and enjoy the festivi-
ties at the marina.
"Black Gold Jubilee is good
clean fun for the family that's not
going to cost an arm and a leg,"
she said.


"I'm not looking for money. It's nice to have a job
that's challenging. I stay in jobs a long time. Two
years, three years, four years, it's fine with me.
I'm excited."
Oscar Alvarez,
new assistant city manager


absence in light of health prob-
lems, according to Mr. Tate. Mr.
Adams' position was made
vacant approximately two
months ago, after which the city
searched for his replacement.
Mr. Alvarez was one of eight
applicants for the job. A board
comprised of community repre-
sentatives narrowed the selec-
tion down to two. The city man-
ager made the final decision,
choosing Mr. Alvarez for his
experience in code enforce-
ment, he said, as well as his
strong critical thinking skills.
"I absolutely feel confident
(in his abilities)," said Mr. Tate.
"He worked for a city that experi-


enced growth. Belle .Glade is
ready to move forward and (Mr.
Alvarez) appears to be willing
and ready to commit."
In his spare time, Mr. Alvarez
studies for his bar exam. An
attorney in New York, he is inter-
ested in pursuing the same goal
in Florida. He promised the
selection committee he would
stay on as assistant city manager
even after passing that exam.
"I'm not looking for money,"
said Mr. Alvarez, "It's nice to
have a job that's challenging. I
stay in jobs a long time. Two
years, three years, four years, it's
fine with me. I'm excited."


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.
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.PE 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 counsel-
ing, assessments and referrals to
rehabilitation centers nationwide
by calling (800) 468-6933 or log
onto www.stopaddiction.com.
Don't wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon 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 appointment.
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 contin-
ue every Thursday at 7 p.m. there-
after. For more information, please
call (561) 996-6444 after 3 p.m.


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ment in the case. Witness state-
ments place him as the main fig-
ure in the shooting. If arrested for
the crime, the suspect may face
charges of attempted murder.
According to police, Walker
himself has a prior criminal
record. Detective Larry Holborow
said Walker had been imprisoned
recently on the charge of attempt-
ed murder.
If you have any information on
this case, you are asked to contact
the Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment at 996-7251. '


Department of Health


Florida SHOTS Program


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH) and
the Florida State Health Online
Tracking System (SHOTS), is
proud to announce that over
1,000,000 immunization records
have been added to the state sys-
tem that tracks the immunization
history of Florida s children. The
newly uploaded files contain the
records for children who receive
vaccinations from the United
States Air Force (Florida Air Force
bases), Pediatric Associates of
Orlando and the Pediatric Associ-
ates Professional Association in
South Florida. This brings the
doses administered in the system
to 45,000,000 for over five million
individual patient records.
"This ongoing electronic file
upload process is just the begin-
ning of data-sharing partnerships
that will help Florida meet the
Healthy People 2010 goal of
enrolling 95 percent of children
age six and under in the registry
with at least two vaccinations
recorded in the system," said Flori-
da SHOTS Director Susan Linci-
come. "Our entire team has
worked very hard in reaching out
to communities in terms of the
importance of updating our sys-
tem. This more efficient process of
updating data ultimately benefits
children, parents and providers by
making these records available to
any health care provider who is
enrolled in Florida SHOTS."
Florida SHOTS is a statewide,
computerized immunization reg-
istry that makes it easier for physi-
cians and parents to keep track of
a child's immunization history.
This centralized database not only
allows health care providers to
view a child's records, but also
allows them to provide updates,
ensuring that the most compre-
hensive immunization histories
exist in one location. Florida


SHOTS also helps doctors keep
children's immunizations on
schedule by providing reminders
of when shots are due, helps pre-
vent unnecessary duplication of
shots that children may already
have, and provides automatic
forecasting of immunizations due
based on a child's immunization
history and age.
Another step toward updating
the data in the system is attrib-
uted to the Suwannee River Area
Health Education Center (SRA-
HEC), which has taken on a proj-
ect of utilizing graduate students
in the University of Florida (UF)
Masters in Public Health (MPH)
Program to help doctors in rural
counties in the Suwannee River
region enter data into Florida
SHOTS.
"Our thanks go out to the SRA-
HEC for participating in this initia-
tive and to the Florida Rural
Health Association for facilitating
communication about the reg-
istry," said FDOH Deputy State
Health Officer Bonita Sorensen,
M.D., M.B.A.
DOH promotes and protects
the health and safety of all people
in Florida through the delivery of
quality public health services and
the promotion of health care stan-
dards. For additional information,
visit DOH's Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us For more
information on Florida SHOTS,
call (877) 888-SHOT (7468) or visit
www.flshots.com.




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not contact the city with any
changes to the contract and had
not communicated its intention
even after the closing date.
The issue will now be turned
over to the commission, who
will vote at a future meeting if
they will extend the closing date
and continue to work with the
company. If granted, it will be
the third closing date in the
negotiations, however, all indi-
cations signal that the commis-
sion will grant the request.
"We're moving forward,"
said City Manager Houston Tate.
"If they want to request a
change to the contract, it's up to
(Givans and Associates). The
city wants a commitment, a
dosing --- but we're not suggest-
ing theywon't."
The hotel represents one of
the city's most anticipated proj-
ects, both for the economic
advantages that a hotel in the city
may afford and for the number of
jobs that are expected to be gen-


rated by the new business.
The city has been working in
recent months at getting the site
ready for construction.
Crews at the site recently
demolished the old armory
building that sat at the location
for many years, clearing the site
to begin the construction of the
hotel. The demolition resulted
from a partnership between the
city and the county to ease some
of the financial burden off of the
developers. By tearing down the
old building,. the developers
now have a clear site on which
to begin work.
Plans as presented to the city
commission last year called for a
full-featured hotel with a swim-
ming pool, Jacuzzi, valet park-
ing, concierge suite, game
room, gymnasium, penthouse
suites and a domed solar system
display.
The company had previously
approached the city of South Bay
with the idea. After a stall in
negotiations there ended, Givans
and Associates, a Connecticut-
based company, announced it
would be purchasing the armory


property in Belle Glade for their
multi-million dollar project. With
the city's location close to U.S. 27
and its access to the eastern
coast and Lake Okeechobee, the
company is hoping the hotel will
be a successful venture. With a
lack of large hotels in the imme-
diate area, the city itself antici-
pates the opening of the new
business.
The city of Belle Glade had
the armory property in limbo for
years, facing a decision every
few months whether to sell to
local bidders or wait until some-
thing better came along. In
encouraging commissioners to
consider the sale to Givans and
Associates, City Manager Hous-
ton Tate said the project repre-
sented an opportunity for the
city to welcome a number of
new jobs, as well as a chance to
realize an overall positive eco-
nomic benefit to the area.
The city received a proposal
from the company for the pur-
chase of the property for
$450,000. The cost of the hotel
project itself is estimated to be
approximately $6.5 million.


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monetary and tangible gifts to our
effort.
To find out how you can be a part of the
vision for CCS contact us at
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Lake Area Varsity

Sports Schedules


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

Glades Day
Baseball
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
4p.m.
April 21: At Glades Central 7
p.m.
Softball
April 6: Hosts Clewiston 5 p.m.
April 14-15: Bill Longshore


tournament
April 18-21: District champi-
onship tournament
Clewiston High School
Varsity Baseball
April 6: At Evangelical Christ-
ian 7 p.m.
April 7: Hosts American Her-
itage 6 p.m.
April 11: At Glades Day 4 p.m.
April 14: Hosts Lake Placid 7
p.m.
April 18: At Moore Haven 7
p.m.
April 20: Hosts Bishop Verot 6
p.m.
April 25-26, 28: Districts at
Lemon Bay
Softball
April 6: At Glades Day 5 p.m.
April 10: Hosts King's Acade-
my 7 p.m.
April 11: Host Immokalee 7
p.m.
April 13: At Moore Haven 7
p.m.
Tennis
April 6: Boys and girls host
Immokalee
April 13: Boys and girls at
Okeechobee 4 p.m.
Track
April 7: At LaBelle Invitational
4p.m.
April 11: Districts at Golden
Gate 1 p.m.


Sports in Brief


Locks to be closed
April 11-12


which time the board of direc-
tors will make the final selec-
tion. To volunteer, or pick up an
nn1nflonfinn o.nil D;ohnrri n B


LAKE OKEECHOBEE Four appl'cdLaui, call IXnldaiu Dn-
navigation locks along the north jamin at (863) 256-6033, or
shore of Lake Okeechobee will Charlene Ford at (863) 983-3973.
receive routine inspections April Black Gold tennis
11 and 12. Due to the need to
perform underwater inspec- tournament
tions, as well as surface inspec- BELLE GLADE Black Gold
tions, locks will be closed whiletE GAE-Beinr
divers are in the water. The tennis tournament beginners
divers are in the water. The to advanced. Singles play April 1,
anticipated lock closures will be doubles play April 8. You can1
between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. expect three to four hours of fun
Inspections at the J&S Fish each day starting at 9 a.m. No
Camp (S-135) and Henry Creek entry fee. Contact Ken
(G-36) navigation locks will take Buchanan (561) 996-6107.
place on April 11. Inspections at
Buckhead Ridge (S-127) and Lifeguards needed
Lakeport (S-131) will take place CLEWISTON The city of
on April 12. CLEWISTON The city of
The South Florida Water Man- Clewiston Recreation Depart-
agement District regrets any ment is hiring Red Cross Certi-
inconvenience this necessary fied lifeguards for the 2006 sum-
saifety measure -may -case: ,erterm... tarting.pay is..$9 per
Boaters are strongly urged to hour. Applications are available
check in with the locktender at Clewiston City Hall.
when traveling onto Lake Okee- Big Bucks tournaments
chobee and to take notice of the
hours of operation at the naviga- are coming
tion lock before making plans to CLEWISTON There will be
stay out late on the lake. For additional tournaments held April
more information, please con- 8-9, May 6-7, and June 10-11. The
tact the SFWMD Okeechobee Big Bucks Tournaments allow for
Service Center at (863) 462-5260 larger paybacks and more prizes.
or (800) 250-4200. You may also These are two-day events with total
ask the locktenders for operating two-day weight winning the tour-
information when locking naments. Multiple places will be
through or contact them on VHF paid based on the number of par-
Marine Band Radio on Channel ticipants. Entries may be picked up
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Seeking volunteers
The Clewiston Cougar organ-
ization 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


at loUc- Ua L 1a U LCanML J OlJoS, O11
the Bass Busters Web site at
www.bassbustersflorida.com or
by calling Chris Fickey at (941) 232-
9539. The Team entry is $200 and
includes the Big Bass Jackpot and
all tournaments run from Safelight
to 3 p.m. Sign-ups are also accept-
ed up until tournament start time at
the city ramp in Clewiston.


Steroid prevention program announced


Florida high school
athletes to benefit

WEST PALM BEACH Steroid
use by young athletes has become
a serious health concern in Flori-
da. As the first line of contact with
teens in sports, coaches can help
prevent the abuse of steroids
among young athletes if educated
regarding the warning signs and
proper treatment methods.
The Florida High School Athlet-
ic Association (FHSAA), in partner-
ship with Hanley Center, Inc. is
one of four state athletic associa-
tions that has received a grant from
Sports Illustrated and the Center
for Health Promotion Research at
the Oregon Health and Science
University (OHSU) to inform edu-
cators and coaches about the per-
sisting problem of drugs and
steroid abuse in sports, and to
implement the landmark ATLAS
and ATHENA steroid and drug pre-
vention/health promotion pro-
grams in schools throughout the
state.
West Palm Beach's Hanley
Center, a forefront player in Florida
in the prevention of steroid abuse,
will host the Sports Illustrated
ATLAS & ATHENA Conference, a
coaches' conference on
steroid/drug prevention and health
promotion in sports on Monday,
May 8 at the Palm Beach County
Convention Center in West Palm
Beach in conjunction with the
FHSAA.
Athletic directors, coaches and
school officials from across the
state will be invited to learn more
about drug abuse among young
athletes and the ATLAS and
ATHENA programs. Speakers will
include experts on drug preven-
tion education, Sports Illustrated
staff and Drug Enforcement
Administration officials. The
FHSAA is the governing body of
interscholastic athletic competi-
tion in Florida while the nationally
recognized Hanley Center is the
premier substance abuse treat-
ment and prevention organization
in Florida.
The grant announcement was
made Wednesday by Art Berke,
vice president of communications
at Sports Illustrated, and OHSU's
Drs. Linn Goldberg and Diane
Elliot, co-creators of the ATLAS
and ATHENA programs. Oregon,
Michigan and Virginia are the
other state recipients. The four
states were chosen based on geo-
graphic representation, the com-
mitment of its high school associa-
tions and its capacity to recruit
high schools of varying sizes, loca-
tions and diverse student popula-
tions.
The FHSAA and Hanley Center
will assist with the selection of at
least four high schools in Florida to
be part of the model SI Schools ini-
tiative. Each SI School chosen will
receive program training, includ-
ing all ATLAS and ATHENA pro-
gram components for the 2006-07,
academic year at no cost to the
school, and national recognition
from SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.
Schools from all over Florida
will have the opportunity to apply
to become an SI School and the
chosen schools will be announced
at the Sports Illustrated ATLAS and
ATHENA Conference. The initia-
tive was created as a result of
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED awarding
the Center for Health Promotion


Research at OHSU the inaugural SI
Champion Award, presented to a
non-profit that has done exempla-
ry work in the sports arena.
"I join with Sports Illustrated in
expressing how excited we are
about this opportunity to provide
young athletes with the tools to
succeed without drugs," said Dr.
Goldberg. "The SI Schools initia-
tive will go a long way toward
combating a nationwide prob-
lem."
"This event is a monumental
step in educating coaches, high
schools, parents and the public
about the issues of steroids and
drugs in sports," said Jan Cairnes,
manager of Prevention Programs
for the Hanley Center. "Florida is
the leader in prevention program-
ming and it's an incredible oppor-
tunity for the Hanley Center to
partner with the FHSAA in hosting
a statewide steroid prevention
conference."
ATLAS (Athletes Training and
Learning to Avoid Steroids), a
multi-part program for male high
school athletes, first instituted in
1993, is scientifically shown to
reduce risk factors and use of ana-
bolic steroids, alcohol and other
illicit drugs while promoting
healthy nutrition and exercise
behaviors. Proven results include:
new substance use decreased 50
percent; new anabolic steroid use
decreased 50 percent; occur-
rences of drinking and driving
declined 24 percent; a lower index
of alcohol and drug use; reduced
use of performance-enhancing
supplements; and improved nutri-
tion and exercise behaviors.
ATHENA (Athletes Targeting
Healthy Exercise and Nutrition
Alternatives), which began reach-
ing high schools for female ath-
letes in 1997, features the promo-
tion of healthy nutrition and
effective exercise training as alter-
natives to harmful behaviors. The
objectives are: Reduce young
women athletes' disordered eating
habits; deter use of body-shaping
substances; improve sport per-
formance, with guidelines target-
ing the specific needs of young
women. Proven results include:
Less use of athletic enhancing sub-
stances; less use of diet pills; less
riding in a car with a drinking driv-
er; greater seatbelt use; less new
sexual activity; improved nutrition
behaviors and reduced long-term
use of alcohol, marijuana and
tobacco.
About Hanley
Center
Established in 1986, the Hanley
Center is one of the first treatment
facilities in the country to develop
a program designed to address the
specific recovery care needs of the
older adult. Nationally recognized
and acclaimed, the Hanley Center
offers a wide range of Education,
Prevention and Treatment services
for alcoholism and substance
abuse. The Hanley Center is also
well known for its Center for Men's
Recovery and the Center for
Women's Recovery that offers
gender specific treatment
designed to meet the unique
needs of men and women built


upon the proven 12 Step philoso-
phy. The Hanley Center is located
at 5200 East Avenue in West Palm
Beach. For more information
about the Hanley Center, please
call (561) 841-1000.
About the FHSAA
Headquartered in Gainesville,
the Florida High School Athletic
Association is the governing body
for interscholastic athletic compe-
tition in Florida. It has a member-
ship of more than 720 middle and
senior public and private high
schools. More than 175,000 stu-
dent athletes annually participate
in one or more of the FHSAA's 28
championship sports programs.
More information is available at
www.fhsaa.org.
About Si
SI is a multimedia sports
brand that takes the consumer


into the heart and soul of sports.
The SI franchise is anchored by
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, the
most respected voice in sports
journalism which reaches a
weekly audience of more than
20 million adults, and SI.COM,
the magazine's 24/7 sports news
website that delivers more than
150 original stories to its users
each week. The SI franchise also
includes SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
FOR KIDS (sikids.com), a
monthly magazine targeted to
kids age eight and up; SI PRE-
SENTS, the magazine's specialty
publishing division; as well as SI
DIGITAL, SI BOOKS, SI PIC-
TURES, SI PRODUCTIONS and
Sl EVENTS. Founded in 1954, SI
is a division of Time Inc., the
world's leading magazine pub-
lishing company and a sub-
sidiary of Time Warner.


Lady Tigers take


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The Clewiston girls track
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teams at the Bishop Verot invi-
tational.
Nicole Pope -1st Shot Put
37'9", 1st Discus 97'1"
Mary Hegley 3 rd 400
meters 63.28


Tequilla Weston 3rd 100
meters 12.51, 2nd 200 meters
27.02
Alma Vasquez 3rd 1600-
meter relay 4:34
Curtiesa Franklin
Tequilla Weston
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Miss Sugar to be crowned April 8


CLEWISTON Thirteen
young beauties will gather on
stage at the John Boy Auditorium
on April 8, at 7:30 p.m. to vie for,
arguably, the most coveted crown
of the pageant season Miss
Sugar 2006.
As Clewis-
ton prepares
for the annual
Sugar Festival,
an annual gala .
that is perhaps
one of the
most popular
events in the
state, with it's Tara
big name
entertainment
and a mega gathering of people,
events, food, and craft tents, the
Miss Sugar crown becomes the
representation of Clewiston's
pride and joy, which is its annual
festival.
Come out April 8 to help sup-
port these brave, young girls on
their journey to becoming Miss
Sugar 2006.


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Ashely
Smith


Brianna
Weeks


Brittani Brittany
McNeal Yates


Devin
Sutton


Kayla
Spears


Emily Sutton


Kimberly Kristen
Victory Clark


Krystal Marilyn
Walker Garcia


Are pets safe from West Nile?


The number of reported cases
of the West Nile virus has
decreased, but are our pets really
safe from the disease?
According to Michael Ward, a
professor of epidemiology at the
College of Veterinary Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences at Texas
A&M University, the West Nile
virus still poses a threat, especially
to horses.
"The virus was first identified
in 1937 in the West Nile district of
Uganda, Africa, said Mr. Ward.
"The virus then continued to
spread across the world," he said.
"The first case identified in the
United States was in 1999 in New
York, but the virus didn't appear in
Texas until 2002."
The virus is considered an
arbovirus because mosquitoes,
which are arthropods, spread it.
"In most cases, mosquitoes bite
infected birds and transmit it to
other animals," said Ward.
"There have been experiments
where one infected bird spreads
the disease to another bird, but
that usually doesn't happen natu-
rally."
The virus affects mammals
and even reptiles, said Ward, but
only some of the species show


signs of the disease. "The virus
can cause encephalitis, which is
the inflammation of the brain," he
said. "The encephalitis can cause
weakness, wobbling, dragging of
the feet and paralysis.
"Horses are probably the most
susceptible mammals to the West
Nile virus. "There have been
cases of humans becoming
infected, but horses usually show-
ings signs of the disease more
often than humans do," said
Ward. "There have been very few
cases of the disease in dogs
and cats."
"The most important thing
horse owners can do to prevent
their animal from contracting this
virus is to vaccinate," he said.
"Horses need to be vaccinated
about two months before the start
of the mosquito season for maxi-
mum protection."
There are two licensed vac-
cines currently available for hors-
es.
"These vaccines usually
require a series of two to three
shots and are 90-95 percent effec-
tive," said Mr. Ward. "Both vac-
cines are usually administered by
a veterinarian."
Other methods of prevention


include removing mosquito-
breeding sites such as standing
water and litter from places
where animals are housed, said
Ward. "I suggest owners use
water troughs that can be drained
about every week to prevent mos-
quito breeding."
There is currently no cure for
West Nile virus, said Mr. Ward.
"Generally veterinarians use
supportive treatment to make the
animal feel better," he said. "They
give the animal antibiotics or anti-
inflammatory medicine to help
treat the symptoms of the virus."
There has been evidence that
the vaccines help reduce some of
the symptoms if the animal is vac-
cinated early, he adds.
The West Nile virus caused a
scare with its outbreak in 1999,
but the presence of vaccinations
has caused the number of report-
ed cases to decrease. However,
Mr. Ward suggests not to be
fooled by the lack of outbreaks.
"The risk now is that people
will think the virus has disap-
peared and stop vaccinating their
horses, which could cause anoth-
er outbreak," he said.


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GAINESVILLE The 2004
Cottonseed Payment Program
(CPP) sign-up period has been
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announced Kevin Kelley, SED of
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tangy little berries are packed with
antioxidants to neutralize free radi-
cals-unstable oxygen molecules
associated with cancer, heart dis-
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"Blueberries are one of the most
healthful foods you can eat," said
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tion. "Per cup, they are the highest
antioxidant fruit or vegetable avail-
able. They are fat and sodium free
and are a good source of fiber,
potassium, and vitamins A and C."
Studies show that eating blue-
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the risk of certain cancers. In addi-
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"The word is out about the
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demand," said Florida Agriculture
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dieters can enjoy them."
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Columbia, Alachua, Marion, Lake,
Polk, Hillsborough, and Highlands
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Southern Highbush and Rabbit-
eye. Southern Highbush blueber-
ries are early-season blueberries,
ripening, on average, about four to
six weeks before Rabbiteyes
grown in the same location.
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the spring, the only fresh blueber-
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soon as possible and into a cool,
shady place.
If you're shopping for blueber-
ries at the supermarket, Miller offers
these tips: "When you're selecting
blueberries, make sure they have
their natural white, powdery
bloom. It's a natural food starch and
protects the berry. Some people
think it's a spray and try to wash it
off, but it's a good thing and helps
the blueberry stay fresher longer."
Blueberries don't ripen once
they've been harvested, so make
sure the berries you choose are
deep blue-gray without any hint of
red. Shake the container gently to
check that the berries move freely;
if they don't, they might be mushy
or moldy.
"Make sure the berries are dry,"
Miller said, "and that they look so
good you can hardly wait to have
one. You can really tell if the berries
have aged. They shouldn't be wrin-
kled or shriveled."
Ripe blueberries should be
stored in a covered container in the
refrigerator, where they will keep
for up to a week. Before refrigerat-
ing, sort through the berries and
remove any that are moldy or dam-
aged. Berries shouldn't be washed
until just prior to use.
Blueberries are a health food
that is also a convenience food.
They don't require peeling or cor-
ing, and they're bite-sized, so you
can eat them on the go. Snack on
them plain or sprinkle them over
cereal. Add them to pancake batter
and smoothies, or try one of these
simple, tasty recipes. For more
"Fresh from Florida" cooking ideas,


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Salad
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 ounces fresh Florida spinach
4 ounces blue cheese
1 cup fresh Florida blueberries
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
In a jar with a tight lid, combine
first five ingredients and shake well.
In a large salad bowl, toss the
spinach, blue cheese, blueberries,
and pecans. Add dressing and toss
gently; serve immediately. Serves 2.

Blueberry Syrup
4 cups Florida blueberries,
stemmed, rinsed, and drained
3 cups water
2 strips lemon peel
3 cups sugar
1 vanilla bean
Florida orange juice or limejuice
to taste
Pour the blueberries into a
saucepan and crush them with a
wooden spoon until most of the
skins are broken. Add 1 cup of
water and strips of lemon peel and
bring to a simmer. Turn heat down
to low and cook the berries for 5
minutes until just under a simmer.
Pour the hot berries into a
strainer lined with two layers of
cheesecloth and let the blueberry
juice drip through. Twist the cloth
to extract all the juice. There will be


approximately 2 cups. Discard the
berry pulp.
Combine the remaining 2 cups
of water with the sugar and vanilla
bean in a small saucepan. Bring the
mixture to a boil, stirring until the


sugar is dissolved and the mixture
is clear. Wipe the insides of the pan
with a wet pastry brush. Then boil
the mixture, without stirring, until it
reaches 260 degrees F on a candy
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By Chuck Woods
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IAKI.A\NID, Fla. Citrus
canklerli alid greening will reduce
tlie volume of fruit produced in
I:lorida over the next 15 years, and
the state inay never return to the
level of fruit harvested in 2003
before hurricanes spread canker
aiOlund the state, according to a
lnew In iversity of Florida report.
"In addition to these disease
problems, rising land values will
. i. n. i tle willingness of investors to
col nmlit capital to citrus production
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 Floridas 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. Mr.
Spreen, chairman of the depart-
ment, presented the 166-page
report to the Florida Department of
Citrus March 23.
He said canker and greening
will affect citrus producers in differ-
ent ways so the economic impacts
of the two diseases must be meas-
ured 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


Submitted to INI/Thomas Wright, UF/IFAS
Ron Muraro, left, and Tom Spreen, professors with the Uni-
versity of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences, review data for the comprehensive economic analysis
of Florida's $9.3 billion citrus industry. Spreen presented the
166-page report March 23 to industry officials during a meet-
ing at the Florida Department of Citrus in Lakeland.


of the industry."
Because of canker, 62 percent of
the nursery trees in the state have
been destroyed, severely limiting
the acreage in groves that can be
replanted over the next three years,
Mr. 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 disease
may open pathways for other pest


problems, resulting in increased
tree mortality. Mr. Spreen said it is
likely that citrus canker will have
more profound effects on fresh fruit
producers compared to the pro-
cessing 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 Florida,
it is likely that greening will eventu-
ally affect many commercial citrus
production areas of the state, Mr.
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 compete
in the global market," Mr. Spreen
said. "We need to identify practices
that suppress greening for the most
economical production of citrus in
Florida."
Because of Florida's importance
as a citrus producer, diseases that
adversely affect production of vari-
ous 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 manag-
ing citrus canker and citrus green-
ing, Mr. 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.
Mr. Spreen said increasing land
prices have implications for all
commodities grown in Florida, par-
ticularly 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 devel-
opment," Mr. Spreen said.
"With the large number of bear-
ing acres affected by the hurricanes
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 greening
in Brazil, Florida's main competitor
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 com-
mercial citrus production area.
Mr. 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 Florida was nearly
$9.3 billion, and this study was
updated to reflect the 2003-04 sea-
son. The study also includes detailed


projections on the future economic
outlook for the industry as it begins
an aggressive program to manage
canker and greening.
Other economists who worked
with Mr. Spreen on the project are
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 in
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 econom-
ics at Florida Citrus Mutual in Lake-
land. Robert Rouse, an associate
professor of horticultural sciences
at UF's Immokalee center, also
contributed to the report.
The complete report is available
on the UF food and resource eco-
nomics department Web site:
http://www.fred.ifas.ufl.edu.


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Chill out with healthy watermelon snack


Who says something that
tastes good can't be good for you?
Sweet, cool, crunchy watermelon
is packed with vitamins, minerals,
and health-enhancing phyto-
chemicals. In fact, this popular
treat contains more cancer-fight-
ing lycopene than any other fresh
produce item, even tomatoes.
"Watermelon is the lycopene
leader among fresh fruits and veg-
etables," said Leslie Coleman of
the National Watermelon Promo-
tion Board. "Watermelon con-
tains 15 to 20 milligrams of
lycopene per two-cup serving."
Lycopene provides the natural
pigment that makes watermelon
red, and it has potent antioxidant
capabilities. Antioxidants are
important for good health
because they neutralize free radi-
cals-highly reactive, imbalanced
molecules that can damage tissue
cells and cause disease. Emerging
science suggests that the
lycopene found in watermelon
may help reduce the risk of
prostate cancer and heart disease.
In addition to lycopene, water-
melon has plenty of vitamin A,
which promotes eye and skin
health, and vitamin C, which
boosts the immune system and
protects the body against the
effects of aging. It is high in potas-
sium and fiber, and the standard
two-cup serving contains just 80
calories and virtually no fat.
"Watermelon is a very whole-
some and inviting alternative to
processed snacks and desserts,"
said Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson. "Since


it is 92-percent water, it's also a
great way to keep the body
hydrated following physical activi-
ty. Thankfully, you don't have to
wait until summer to get your fill
of this healthful food. You can find
fresh Florida watermelons in your
supermarket from April through
July and in November and
December."
Florida is one of the top pro-
ducers of watermelon in the Unit-
ed States, along with California,
Texas, and Georgia. Watermelon
is grown throughout the state. In
2004, Florida's cash receipts for
watermelon totaled over $67 mil-
lion.
Native to Africa, watermelon is
an edible gourd belonging to the
same botanical family as squash
and cucumbers. Ancestors of the
modern watermelon grew wild in
the Kalahari Desert and were val-
ued by the local people as an
important source of food and
water. Archeological evidence
suggests that watermelon was
cultivated in ancient Egypt more
than 5,000 years ago, but it is not
believed to have reached Europe
until the Moors conquered Spain.
By the late 1500s, the Spanish
were growing watermelons in
Florida.
In 2004, Florida farmers plant-
ed 27,000 acres of watermelon.
Large "picnic" melons are still the
most common type grown, but
increasingly, producers are
switching to the smaller "icebox"
varieties; their name refers to the
fact that they fit easily in most
refrigerators. Seedless watermel-


on varieties are also gaining
ground because they are easy to
eat and even sweeter than tradi-
tional types; they also have a
longer shelf life. The latest trend at
gourmet markets is the softball-
sized, seedless "personal" water-
melon, which can be eaten in a
single sitting.
Ms. Coleman offers this advice
to shoppers: "Look the watermel-
on over carefully before buying,"
she said. "Choose a firm, symmet-
rical watermelon that is free of
bruises, cuts, and dents."
Choosing a ripe watermelon is
very important, since melons
won't continue to ripen much
after they've been picked. Select-
ing a ripe watermelon is easy if
you know what to look for. Before
buying, lift the melon. If it's ripe, it
should feel heavy for its size. Next,
turn it over. On the underbelly you
should see a creamy yellow
splotch. If the splotch is white or
green, the watermelon was har-
vested too soon.
"Store watermelon on the
warm side," Ms. Coleman said. "A
thermometer reading of 55
degrees F is ideal. However,
whole melons will keep for seven
to 10 days at room temperature.
Store them too long, and they'll
lose flavor and texture."
Before cutting, wash your
watermelon with soap and water.
If the melon is a big one, you
probably won't be able to fit it
under the faucet and would be
best off washing it with a damp
cloth.
Every part of the watermelon


is edible, including the rind and
the seeds. The fiber-rich rind can
be pickled, candied, or turned
into jam or jelly. The seeds are
highly nutritious, packed with
protein, vitamin E, and potassi-
um, and make a healthy, tasty
snack if roasted in a low oven and
salted.
Watermelon can be eaten
plain, or with a light sprinkling of
salt to accentuate its sweetness.
It's a natural choice for fruit salads,
smoothies, and ices, and it's also
great in savory dishes, as demon-
strated by the recipes below. For
more "Fresh from Florida" cook-
ing ideas, visit http://www.Florida-
Agriculture.com.
Oriental Watermelon
Chicken Salad
1 Florida red watermelon,
three pounds
12 ounces oriental noodles,
uncooked
1 pound grilled chicken
breasts, boneless, sliced
10 ounces Florida seedless
cucumbers, thinly sliced, with
peel
2 ounces Florida green onion,
thinly sliced
2 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ginger root,
minced
4 ounces soy oil
1 ounce sesame oil
Remove rind from watermel-
on and cut flesh into one-inch
cubes. Cover and refrigerate.
Cook and drain noodles; set


aside.
Divide noodles into 4 equal
portions. Top each portion with
1 sliced chicken breast
(arranged on a spiral), 3/4 cup
cubed watermelon, and 1/3 cup
sliced cucumbers. Sprinkle with
green onions.
Combine vinegar, soy sauce,
and gingerroot and mix well; set
aside.
Combine soy and sesame oils
in salad dressing shaker; gradu-
ally add vinegar mixture until
blended. Shake well and pour
over salads. Serves four.
(For more news from the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services, see
the link at http://www2.news
zap.com/local.links/florida/inde
x.htm.)
Watermelon and
Seared Tuna
4 ounces tuna, seared and cut
into small slices
1/4 cup seedless Florida
watermelon, diced
1 ounce pickled ginger,
minced
1 tablespoon Florida cilantro,
chopped
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Sear tuna in a medium saut6
pan to taste. Place all the ingredi-
ents in a medium-sized bowl
and mix well. Serve chilled in a
martini glass. Serves 1.


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SECRETARY I- For the Hendry County Engineering/Road &
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basic computer knowledge. Bookkeeping knowledge is a
plus. Must be independent and able to multitask. A High
School Diploma or GED required
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT For Hendry County Recy-
cling/Special District. Must have good communication skills
& basic computer knowledge. Bookkeeping knowledge is a
plus. Must be independent and able to multitask. A High
School Diploma or GED required.
TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR- For Pt I.- -lle- I. 11i11-:. Must
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required. Possession of a Class A,B, or C Water Treatment
Plant Operator's License as issued by the State of Florida.
FIELD SERVICE/METER READER- For Pt. La Belle Utilities. A
valid drivers license is required. The job consist of installing
meters, reading water meters, laying water lines & operating
equipment in the field. On the job training & possible job ad-
vancement.
MECHANIC I Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as an
automotive 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.
SIDEWALK & BRIDGE FOREMAN For Hendry County Road
& Bridge. Clean driving record. Must have a Class D or
higher driver's license, High School Diploma/GED or 2 years
experience in concrete construction to include knowledge of
construction plans, measurements, forming, pouring, finish-
ing, supervision and other related experience. Pay range
$30,160 and $36,400 annually depending upon 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 contact Hendry County Commis-
sioner HR Department


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and related equipment.
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pressurized vessels and pressurized piping. Able to
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arc and acetylene torch.
Fax: 863-902-3168
Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com
Employment Office on WC Owen in Clewiston
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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 -
P.O. Box 1018
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
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Two Positions (#64002106 &
#64002107) positions in LaBelle &
Clewiston to provide education & teach
curriculum with new Community Based
Abstinence Program, Hendry County
Health Department; Bachelors Degree
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services, abstinence or teen pregnancy
prevention; ability to travel & flex work
schedule when needed; Bilingual English
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Needed to provide individual, couple, and family
therapy in a behavioral health setting to Glades
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relevant field, professional license or license
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Completive salary and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to (561)514-1987. You may e-mail
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If you are ambitious, and are looking for a job with a future,
please Fax your resume today to 800-524-9315.


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We offer:
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For an interview please call:
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or mail your resume in confidence to:
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Maintenance Worker $10.00 + D.O.E.
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I The Seminole Tribe of Florida
I Water Resources Dept. has openings
I at our Big Cypress Reservation
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IWATER MASTER: Operate entire Wa-
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I Cleaning & clearing as needed. Mech. I
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LPN
Or Experienced Medical Assistant
'Family Medicine Practice
Newborns to Seniors Friendly/Family Environment
People skills necessary
Send Resume to
Sunshine Family Medicine Inc.
115 S. Gloria St.
Clewiston, FL. 33440
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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.
NEEDED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Experience preferred
but not required.
Please contact 863-983-7361
for an application or send
resume to: 205 South Gloria
SSt. 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
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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. serv.
PRESS OPERATOR News-
King experience preferred.
Benefits group health, va-
cation/sick time and holi-
days. E-mail
belderton@nsb-observ-
ercom, fax (386)424-9858,
Publisher, Observer News-
papers, P.O. Box 10, New
Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.
SUMMER JOBS
Attention college students:
Looking for a summer job? In-
.ternships are available at the
Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers. Learn about the
journalism business while
gaining work experience. Writ-
ing and photography skills re-
quired. Computer skills a plus.
Email resume and references
to inipayroll@newszap.com.
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.

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amirnographic QA proccdurs.
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(8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
AART reg. with a valid FL ic. 2 years exp. pref. Must possess excellent
cust svc skills, work independently, proficient in CT and General
Radiography.
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opening for an LPN at our Health
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Provide ambulatory Nursing services,
Phone triage, Administer meds,
therapeutic treatments & diagnostic
testing. Assist w/transport. Home
visits. Active FL LPN lie. required.
Current BLS certification.

Resume to:
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or fax to: (954)967-3477

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WRITERS AND
PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers are looking for
writers and photographers,
part or full time, to cover local
events. If you are enjoy attend-
ing community events and
aren't shy about asking ques-
tions, this could be the job for
you. Interested applicants
should e-mail resume, writing
samples and references to
inipayroll@newszap.com.




DENTAL HYGIENIST NEEDED.
for LaBelle Office,
(863)674-0799 or fax re-
sume to (863)-674-0899



ATTENTION: TEACHERS
Attention teachers: Looking for
a part-time workor a summer
job? The Glades County
Democrat, Clewiston News
and The Sun newspapers are
looking for part-time writers
and photographers. Interested
applicants please email re-
sume, writing samples and ref-
erences to:
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HAMAN RANCH
13 miles E of LaBelle Hwy 80.
F/T- P/T Exp. Computer
Tech capable of maintaining
a fully wireless computer
network system. Please con-
tact J. Wells 863-983-6003.
Compensation is negotiable.
STRINGERS
The Glades County Democrat,
The, Sun, and the Clewiston
News newspapers have open-
ings for stringers to cover local
events. Stringers are paid per
assignment for stories and
photos. Work hours are ex-
tremely flexible. Interested ap-
plicants should email resume,
writing samples and referenc-
esto:
inipayroll@newszap.com.



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Available. Call (863)467-5657
References available
on request


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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered4l 5
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Antiques 510
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Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
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Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
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Furs 615
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Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 640
Luggage 645
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Musical Instruments 660
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Pets Supplies.
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Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
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AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER Large
room, $175.
(863)763-8548.
AIR CONDITIONER- For RV
13,000 BTU. Brand new
$500 (514)710-0094 be-
tween 5pm-9pm



BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $1000 (863)697-0328
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD -
Antique, 3/4. $50.
(954)629-3257.



DISHWASHER-top of the line
Haler, portable, RV size,
18"W, used less than 10
times, $250 (502)644-2018
DRYER, Kenmore, Excellent
shape w/warranty. Free de-
liver. $65 (863)675-8937
GLASS TOP STOVE- Kenmore,
White, Good condition.
$100. (863)675-3356
RANGE- 30" Whirlpool, self
cleaning $100
(863)675-2627
REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER -
GE, $50. (863)467-1120.
REFRIGERATOR, 18.8 cu. ft.,
Brand new, includes ice
maker, $500 or best offer
(863)467-4735
SMALL REFRIGERATOR-self
defrosting, for a camper, al-
most new, $100
(772)201-8932 OKEE
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more, white, $150 for the
pair. (863)467-1120.
WASHER & DRYER- $100 For
both (863)675-3038
WASHER & DRYER Maytag,
Stackable, heavy duty, good
working cond. $200
(863)634-1492



BICYCLES- his & hers mon-
goose bikes w/access, $50
for both will sell separate
(863)675-3944



BATHROOM SINK Marble,
w/faucet. $30.
(863)763-8548.
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- permanent or
portable, 8x20, roof system,
28x8, 2 doors, exc cond.
$1800 (502)644-2018


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, $75
(772)201-8932 Okeechobee


BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
mattress. $40.
(863)675-7105
PETER RABBIT Baby Carriage,
Cosco, Never used $50 or
best offer (863)467-2474
TODDLER BED- Race Car,
with mattress & bedding,
$50 (863)675-6829



WHEAT DISHES- Service for
8, Complete set incl. plat-
ters etc. Like new. $750.
(863)467-0277



HOMECOMING/Pageant Dress,
Black dress white trim size 3-4
$50 & Small Navy/Royal Blue
$50 (863)675-3659



ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer..863-824-3358
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 80s early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
863)763-8943
Stadium Club'92 & '06, Topps
Series I Baseball Cards, card
$750 (863)467-1484



ALL IN ONE PRINTER- Print
Trio/Photo, Lexmark P3150,
4 photo card slots, new car-
tridges $75 (863)357-1082



BAKERS RACK- wrought iron
with wood counterery sol-
id, $35 (863)675-3944
BEDROOM SUITE, white dbl,
w/1 6-drawer dresser and 1
w/3drawer night stand, $100
or best offer (863)675-3659
CHINA CABINET cherry,
lighted. $150.
(561)704-3690.
COMPUTER DESK W/CHAIR-
excellent condition, asking
$20 (863)357-6922
CORNER CABINETS (2) beau-
tiful, cherry wood, must see,
$2500 or best of-
fer(863)763-0072
DINETTE TABLE w/2 chairs,
excellent condition, $20
(863)357-6922
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood. 4 chairs & 1 bench.
Seats 6, $100. or best offer.
(863)467-2474
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
Entertainment Center, 2 pc.
Lighted w/ secretaries desk,
shelves, etc. Must see to ap-
preciate. $250 863)763-3423
FOAM MATTRESS: King Size,
New. $350. (863)675-5737
SECTIONAL- 2 recliners, L
shaped, black w/pin strips.
Great cond., $750 or best of-
fer (863)634-2094
SOFA- full size, Like new,
Light blue, beige, white & grey
striped. Reduce to $225.
(863)467-0670
TABLE wicker, glass top,
with 4 chairs. $35.
(561)704-3690.
TABLE, w/butcher block top, 2
stools, w/white legs on table
& stools, $75 or best offer.
(863)983-6319



GOLF CART- E-Z-GO, 4
Wheeler, Lights, Horn, Mir-
rors,Charger, Blue. $850.
(863)697-2033
GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter. $95.
(863)946-3123



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

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ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec lift,
$1200 or best offer
(863)675-2596
WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
heavy duty batteries. Good
cond. $550. (863)675-0104


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COCA-COLA Comforter set,
1dbl comforter, flat & fitted
sheets, pillow, cases, shams
& 1 dbl bed skrt $50
(863)675-3659
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.
GAS GRILL- With cover & ex-
tra burner. Good condition.
$25. (863)763-0557
GREEN SAND IRON FILTER-
Like new,
$100.(863)610-7588
Pond and Lake Fountains and
Aerators (888)776-3159.
Complete pond information
online: Algae control, fish,
aeration, pond bubblers.
Online store www.absolu-
teaquatics.com.
RELAX & ENJOY, the outdoors
in this 2 seated swing $100.
(863)675-6556



FENDER ULTRA CHORUS
AMP & Drum & Bass ma-
chine, $525 will sell separate
(863)763-0072


AQUARIUM- 55 gal w/stand,
$175 (863)467-9298 or
(863)697-0377
BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle area
$40 will separate.
(863)675-4981
BEARDED DRAGON- adult
male, complete w/tank,
stand & access. $250
(863)467-9298/697-0377
BLACK LAB PUPPIES, born on
2/6/06, 4 males, 3 females,
$125. (863)467-1574
CHIHUAHUA, puppy, female,
Shots current, Health Cert.
$260. (863)675-3729 or
(863)675-2541
DOG BOX (2) door, in good
shape. $300 or best offer
(954)520-6707
DOVES 1 pair, LaBelle area
(863)675-4981
KOI
Colorful Pond Fish
2"-18", $3.00- $100.
239-289-7511
MATED PAIR CONURES- one
black headed, one red head-
ed, + lyr old baby in Ig
cage $550 (863)843-2495
SEVERE MACAW- 6 mo old.
Hand fed & very loving. Incls
cage & 2 perches. $800. or
best offer. (863)357-1992



JUCUZZI- Large, Seats 6, with
matching isolated top,.
$250. (863)675-0104
SPA HOT TUB- Vita, 6 person,
works great $1200
(863)763-6834



CONSOLE SEWING MACHINE-
With attachments $25.
(863)763-0557
SEWING MACHINE, Commer-
cial. Used for upholstery.
$800. (863)675-5737


KARATE PADS- approx. 10,
Great shape. $150.
(863)675-3356
TRAMPOLINE- asking $75
(863)675-2627



SONY CASSETTE TO CAS-
SETTE- plays, records, syn-
chronized motors, new cond
$80 (863)675-2596
XM SATELLITE. RADIO- Used 2
wks. Excellent condition $50.
(863)697-1846



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


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Curio Cabinet
A good project for anyone who wishes to display fine
crystal, china, or other collectibles, this curio cabinet
features height-adjustable glass shelves behind ele-
gant glass doors. Measuring 72 inches tall by 35
inches wide by 15 inches deep, the cabinet calls only
for straight cuts and basic assembly.
Curio Cabinet plan (No. 709) $9.95
Curio Cabinets Package (No. C78)
Four projects incl. 709 ... $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
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COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
COMPRESSOR- Small, $25.
as is. (863)843-0079
CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9", Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75. Or best
offer 410-228-7137
GENERATOR, 2 1350 watts,
gas, B/S engine, Onan 6.3 two
cylinder, propane. $500 for
both, will sep. (863)697-9704
GENERATOR- Craftsman,
3600 watt, 4 gal., 7.0hp,
5300 surge watts. Still in
box. $500. (863)763-9527



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

One man's trash is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your as to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.


WANTED:
Small Garden Rototiller.
(863)763-2053
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Wanted to Buy: OLD US
COINS. Single coins, accu-
mulations, and entire col-
lections. Littleton Coin
Company in business since
1945. Call (800)581-2646,
e-mail coinbuy@littleton-
coin.com. Mention code
B8K320.


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



HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Good
horse, great w/kids. Moving
must sell. $2500 or best offer.
(239)633-3649
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



FERTILIZER SPREADER -
$10. (954)629-3257.
NEW CRAFTSMAN LAWN
MOWER 42 inch cut $900 or
trade for golf cart.
(863)467-4735
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
$900. (863)697-3212
RIDING MOWER, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
(863)612-1018



CALVES all kinds, healthy,
shots, wormed, will deliver,
$200 & up. Spring Sale, buy
10 get 1 free (863)235-0829.

Buying a car? Look in the
classifieds. Selling a
car? Look In the classi-
Reds.


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Beautiful Lot kg-, water, sewer, Brand New Listing, Over 30 lots for
next to a park, river & more, Moore Haven sale, Palmdale area, Call for further
$320K details.
Fully Landscaped Lot. 943 Yacht Club RIVERS EDGE 1/3 acre tracts, River
Way, Moore HIaven $30,000 Excellent view quiet community close to lake call
Buy. for details. Homes by Brian Sullivan NO
GREAT BUY, 2 M/H's on 1.165 acres, REALTORS PLEASE!!
86 Oleta Drive, Moore Haven, $86,500 GREAT STARTER HOME. Single
Large Lot. 1 city Limits, Moore Haven, Wide M/H, 400 Pine Crest, Moore
Just reduced from $87,000 to $76,390 Haven, $55,000
Centrally located 3 lot special, Moore US Highway 27 5.91 acres, Zoned
Haven, $63,000 Commerical, $775,000 Owner Will
Just Placed On The Market, Subdivide
2BR/1BA MH, 290 Florida Ave., Moore REALTOR'S WANTED
Haven, $40,00(L To Join Our Fast Growing Team
_ /AckrAve o4, in Lakeport on Please Call Jeffery Davis, Broker
at 863-946-228-2666
New Model Home, Fabulous, Must See,
3/2, Yacht Club, Moore Haven, $152,375
Single Famil Home, 669 Park Waterfront Proert
2B3it/V22BA RECENTLY UPI)ATEi) MOBILE
Avenue, Moore Haven $245 ,000 Palmn 2m/2 E CN AL U i [OD
Trees & Oaks $410,000I
Moore Haven River Gardens, lots $41000
iri it1 000 LOT-CLEAR VIEW OF CALOOSAI IATCI iEE
C lered L LQL .220 Acres, IN MOORE I AVEN YACllT CLUB $26,000
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RGLADES Phone: 863M 46390 Fax: 863.96,32
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WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM
ANN DYESS Luke Mazzina
(863) 983-8979 (863)228-2744


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LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663
1 Mas (863) 983-9770
E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
.IOURS.:
LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS
(863)599-1209 (863)228-2215


RESIDENTIAL Ne ARBA MONTURA
2BR, 1BA w/ detached Sugar anfrcfe 2BR, 2BA 1994 SWM 1.25
24'x30' metal buidling 2BR 2BAJ n detached acres $99,900
$150,000 garage w /Pis suite on 2BR, 2BA SWMIH 1.25 acres
3BR, 1 1/2 BA and 12.80 ac. Call for details $82,500 adj. lot available
3BR, 1 1/2 BA and
efficiency $131,000 CB-M M R, VACANT LAND
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 2BR, 1 BA5 ac. Ladeca $169,900 on
$29500 2BR, 1 BA $279,000 Canopy Lane
$295,00 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (8) Motura 1.25 acre lots avail-
4W ft q-e $150K able. Call for Listings.

2 or 3 SinMA Neat MOBILE HOMES COMMERCIAL
2 or 3 .5 A N 3B11i !bj0i0le Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
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2 bedroom, 2 bath with Intracoastal
Waterway Access. Call For More Info.
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(863) 983-8559
After Hours Phone: Cheryl Eby (863) 228.1562
Sa Miguel A. Santana (863) 2284314 Epanil
'. real estate HMagie Santaia (863)228-4314
M Elsie Sellrs Espa l1 (239)832-7490






Great Fishing Retreat! 3/2 w/ large Close to Schools and Shopping Won't
detached garage. Clean and neat.
A Must See! last long, 210n O0in er lot. 1410,000
RSIDAENTIAL ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
CLEWISTON Fa Land Available Call for Details
S160 Ares offlHendry Isles Brlvd
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood Price Rduced $20,000 per acre
S/D, Newly Remodeled Goret Development Polential
$84,000
* Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt MONTURA
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2 Woded Lots:
Storage Sheds w/Electric, Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Nicely Landscaped, jiet $48,000
S3 Beroo 2 Baths Senlo 000e Manor S Pal St. Reduced to $35,000
S, 1 B ..1i, nE r" Estribo off ofHorse Club
S ,, i i ,.1 $50,000
* 2/1 w/ carport. CBS construction More Montura Lots starting at
$170,000 $38.000


MOORE HAVEN
-Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*2 Duplexes 2BR, 1BA each unit
$229,000
* Yacht Club 2/2, large sunroom


HIGHLANDS COUNTY
*80 Acres w/great development
potential, $23,500 per acre
* 10 Acres w/ DblWd Mobile Home,
$29,000 per acre


addition great views $128,500



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ALTY, INC Sales ssociales:
SAlberto Rumirez 863-228-1973
Gabriel Ros 786-281-3003
CLEWISTON
HOME ON 2.27
\ACRiES, CITY AND
COUNTRY LIVING
$280,000
MAKE OFFERS.

* Brick Home, 5 acres, orange grove. $220,000
* 2 V2 Beautiful acres, clear, pond, fenced ready
to build. $105,000


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MARSHALL THERESA LEE KAREN
BERNER "TERI" RANGEL SANDELLI
Sales Associate Licensed RE Broker Sales Associate
HOMES
404 W VENTURA AVE, 2/1 $89,900
315 5 S,4EDMWNaNA7irG0, 000
150 W. DEL MONTE, 4/2 $389,900
102 W. CIRCLE DR., 3/2 $275,000
428 W. VENTURA AVE. 2/1, $149,900
4#6 S. 57'WE3BJhEM33EW /99,900
MANUFACTURED HOMES
350 S. KENNEL ST 3/2 WITH DEN
$149,900
1642 JOSHUA BLVD. 3/2 COULD BE 4,
$132,000
HOME & LAND
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415 N. QUEBRADA 1.25 AC. $47,000
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Luan B. Glenn A. Sarah A.
iWalker Smith Williams

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

CBS New Construction Only.., 4 avail- 1) Home Improvement Business! Established 1) Montura Ranch Estates
able. 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage Texas Ave., Homeimprmentbusinessandoeniencstore Lar a LT Tft-
Harlem S/D 1673 sq ft. Special Loan on2.5aes.Fullyequippedandpenmittedcaf ready r srdV VP
Pkges. LUTZ BUILDERS $151,300 Why to be opened. Located near the Clubhouse in on I.w. near
buy old when you can get Brand New? MonturaRanch.Allfumnilurefixtues,equipmentand the club house on Hacienda.
Price is Now $158.8k e d Beyouro safore Needs some work but will not
@ 677-1441 for more information.MLS#le eds some work but willnotN
No Other Listing compares to this 200530488 last long at $199,900 MLS#
North Side on Avenida Del Rio 3bd/2ba 2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home 200528863
home, 2 car garage, Tile through out, Oversize Living Room with Cathedral
New aluminum roof, Hurricane shut- Ceilings. Large open kitchen and formal din- 2) Pioneer Plantation 2.5
ters Ir-atir, ,I-err Move ir, turn ing room. Large rear deck with built in bbq ioneerP lantation2 .5
ke, -l rll nste m iue d and gazebo. Must see at $124,900 MLS# wooded a,'f ,n Riviera.
'iu 1 JI$25 f 9',lJ 2 200540984 Listed at.lN 0Joo MLS#
l 1 3L 0 3) Reducedc 4 bedroom/2 bathlcr 2400 sq.ft- 20060453V V 'C
Custom Home, 2bd/2ba home mTobSleC ltl.in'04.
located in Pioneer Plantation sits on s .t is- l 3) Pioneer Plantation 5 acres
7.5 acres. It has a front porch and3 wh is ."ale.3 )P ioneerP plantation ascresb
beautiful oaktress. Call Luan for Mustsee@$129,900MLS#200521690 priced for quick sale. Partially
more information! 4)NewLishting13acresofProdudgrangeC G re. cleared and listed at
ighand dy wth igaion fromborderingcanal. $124,900 MLS# 200603592
Sweetwater Ave. This property has Adtional prperties also available. Call Glenn at
many beautiful trees that include wild 677-1441 f r f'xther m infxmaon The SMITH/WILLIAMS TEAM
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake 5) Port Labelle Build able Lot ready for your As life long residents of
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is new home $59,900 MLS# 200512627
an abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres 6) Land Hol Beautiful l0 acre parcel located Clewiston, we know the area.
$74.9K on Al Don F3arrnr,li 1,1Xi / mile off of Allow us to help you with any
ready To GHighway 8o!0. ew construction tay nd from Labelle real estate needs that you
Ready To Go! New Construction and Ft. Myers M rP1 and waiting for
3br/2ba Home one car garage located your new home. $299,900 MLS# may have. We MARKET prop-
in Sugarland Estates $214.9K 200533528 erties daily to over 6 million
)NBrand New CBS 3/2/1 Texas Ave. ewListing!! 2.5 acres in Pioneer potential buyers. Call us
Brand New CBS 3/2/1 Texas Ave. Plantation. re~i j -just1 B lockp otentib us
Harlem S/D $160K south of Tamt ~n dry Isles Blvd. today and get your FREE
Property will n'rTa st iong at $74,900 comparable market analysis
MLS# 200614840
on your home or land.


Charmaine A. Maribel Sam J.
T11 Walker
Montgomery Gonzalez
863-697-0189 561-722-7347
Be Habla Espanol Be &bla Espanol 863-677-1013
1) Muse Sgring Into Spring! This Montura Tracts I List Shovv and
Absolutely Perfect for your dream 4 d/2ba home w/ an in ground Sell 1.25 Acre 'Fracts. Call For
home. 20 Fenced Acres wl pond. Lots swimming pool w/ an oversize Information or Appointment!
of 10 year old pines w/ some oaks. lot on the North side of
Priced below recent sales. Will Go Clewiston is just what you've Need a Building? We have a
Fast! Only $409,900.00 been looking for! Priced 9 12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
$315,000.00 Building on 5 Ac. Offered @
2) US 27 $21 SK
Looking for the impossible7 MOO' There's room for a contented
Opportunity seldom knocks cow, p5i -P r this
1.25 YNGtatez. Mobile HcORD1 1 -5 acres
twice! 5 acres on US 27 on 3/2 D lot a in Nl0r1WrJJV J.', K
the Palm Beach/ Hendry showplace but a place for living. Pioneer 130AD
County line. Over 937 feet on Available for only $105,000.00 alf, Cabin on
US 27 for easy access priced 2.5 acres (OW #9
right for a quick sale @ $275K Definitely No Nice, In fact it's a 10 Acres arnim.-i Rd.
Bd e I 1800 11
Don't let this one get away' 2 ,p 9 $299K
3) Moore Haven River Gardens rn a, 9 9,1 11)bile 5 Acres on Highway 27 going
home in ,e lk @ $275K
Lots Available. New Construction mintp 910or Tor riot
in Growing Area. Build Your much more than the lot value at ust Outside of Town!
Dream Home Here! $39.9K Ileetwood Home on a beauti-
Meyerchick Drive, Lot *15, on the ful Yz acre. The property has a
Looking for peace & quiet? Step 24x3O shop with office listed
pond @$62K into this 4bd/2ba dbwide mobile $174.OK Call for an
Thatcher Blvd., near the river home located in MRE. Home fea- intment today!
@$68,000.00 tures formal living room and sep- appo
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8 arate family room with a fire- New Listing! 2003 4/2
$58,500.00 each place. Garden tub in master bed- Doublewide on 2.16 acres.
Thatcher Blvd., Lots I I or room only $152K Property features a second
12, 9$60K Make This Yours Toda mobile home, large steel
4) Montura Ranch Estates o b i rl building and storage sheds
125 N. Kennel $42,995.00 3bd/2ba cloublevvide M and has substantial potential
home located in Easy Life.
735 S. Palm $49,000.00 Possible Owner Financing. Priced
530 S, Shetland $52,500.00 Co) $79,900
770 5, Shetland $44,900.00


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Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
'71 Se Habla Espanol
New Listing! 3BD/2BA
Nice KeptMany Fruit
TreesNew A/C, Horseshoe
Ac. 9 $145k
Pioneer PlantationM! 2.5
acres wow! 9 $89,900
New Listing! 2bd/I ba 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!
$1 07.7K
Newl-isting! 28 Acres in
LaBelle. Priced at $34,000
per acre.


H. Kehm

Charles
III

305-968-2262
Want to Own a Business?
Check this Out' Established
commercial upholstery busi-
ness and property $250K
Own a Piece of Paradise!
Beautiful building lot/invest-
ment property 'in Port
LaBelle $49.9K Reduced for
Quick Sale
New Lot
locat0 ,' ich
Esta ji, Ybff ae'l I t-- r
Financing Nvailablel
New Residential Listing on
exclusive Ridgewood Ave.
3bd/2ba on half an acre.
Possible owner financing
available. 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


Jerry W.
Smith

561-261-3444

5 wooded acres in Ladeca.
$150K
2.5 Acres in Montura asking
$85K
2.5 Acres in Montura asking
$90K
5 Acres in Pioneer asking
$1 79.9K
Bring the kids & dog! This is
a bi lot. 3bd/2ba brick home,
Poo? & 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 $6SK
5 wooded acre in Pioneer
Plantation on paved road ask-
ing $1 49K
Ready to move in! 3bd/2ba
manufactured home in Moore
haven $79.9K

Call me for
vacantland.
Lots or acreage.


775 County Rd.
721 Loo- NE
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.

$575,000-00


k Habla Espanol
Very Nice 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath-
room home with large Florida room.
This c and
is loc ele
ment 2 1,11, call I
would love to show this home to
you. This home is being offerred at
$149,900.

Oak Trees Line The Driveway!
3bd/2ba MH w/ full open deck on
front to sit in you rocker. Home sits
on I acre of land. Home has tile &
hardwood floors throughout.
Recently remodeled, 5ft fence
around property, and pole barn in
back yard. Get you 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


Montura S,80LJ1,.tateJs 680
S. Jine.e 0 t 1.25
acres Crea n' $39.9K
Great starter home or investment
property in Montura Ranch. This
'94 MBH, 4.,' t droom plan
may be just j're looking
for. Start Vo ear off right
with country iiy .,
.0 4'i.,Ls best. 1.25
ac., priced to sell at, only $89,900.
Check this out! 3bd/2ba MH
in "' nd is
c I ea ines.
w
g rea _e is
immaculate! $108,500.00
What a great catch! 2bd/2ba
MH w/ extra lot, *Included in
Purchase Price* Partially fur-
nished & squeaky clean! 55 &
older community. Reduced to
$129,900.00 for quick sale.
Looking for Land? Look No
Further! 50+ acres located in
Highlands Co. Call for details!








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Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.
Townhouses Rent9270
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property
Rent 9-15
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



MOORE HAVEN, 2br, 2ba Fur-
nished, On waterfront $800.
mo. $500 Sec. dep. + Ref.
(863)946-1946
ORTONA- Near river, Unfurn,
3br, 2ba, garage, AC, heat
canal, oaks, orange trees,
Quiet! 15 mins to La Belle
$950/mo, Lst/sec
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Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouises Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



CLEWISTON- Great location!,
Great price! 1018 W. Alver-
dez Ave. Call
(561)261-0432


MOBILE HOME LOTS
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offering beautiful Z 5^
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Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning available. 863-673-64
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front 3br, 2ba, / ac, Fenced, BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI- vest in rural acreage
new roof/dock. 5 min from NA. ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL throughout America; coastal,
Walmart. See & make offer! WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS. mountain, waterfront proper-
$169,500. Possible owner fi- FREE COLOR BROCHURE & ties. 20 to 200 acres. FREE,
nance of down payment. INFORMATION. MOUNTAIN monthly Special Land Re-
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provide vocational training FLATBED TRUCK BODY- 9'x7', 3783 Seago Lane
for someone in a recovery M e on si ne axl. FL tMyers, Florida 33901
program or transportation for Mounted on single axle. Teleone 239) 939-4888
a single parent family. Manual engine hoist, 2 5/16 124765C 4/13/06 .
(866)855-0902 ball. $1000. (863)697-9704 NOTICE
BUICK SKYLARK CUSTOM- UTILITY TRAILER- 4'x11', AUCTIONonrl Fda
'95, 2 dr, New tires Nice in- Very good shape, $375. April7,233 Aenue
at 9:00 am. at 1233 NW. Avenue L,
side & out. Well maintained. (863)610-7588 Belle Glade, Florida
$1500. firm (863)214-1286 UTILITY TRAILER- 6x8, Property of SophlaPrince:
Buick Skylark Limited 1997- dumps, $300 Hatpointstove
4dr sedan/6cyl, excel cond. (863)843-2495 Property of Carolyn Rolle:
can be financed, $4100 Refgerator, stove, glasstable, cloth
(863)467-9877chairs, id dresser, fireplace, vases
(863)467-9877 w rtuff adrsrsae .s
w/artificial flowers, throw pillows and
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN- clothes123868CGS/30;4/06
TRY '98, 62K mis. Good con- CHEVY- 3/4 Ton Van '88, 7
edition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850 passenger, good tires, rides LEGAL NOTICE
Asking $5800. 863-467-1301 good on hwy, $690 If payment Is not ade n full by Api 7,
FORD TAURUS '89- Runs (863)673-0782/674-0837 VIN#1GD1158K4290097 located at
earl's Storage, Belle Glade, said prop-
needs front & rear bumper DODGE GRAND CARAVAN- erty willbe rfeited,atwhichI1me Oe
$800 (863)612-5255 '96, Seats 7, NA/C, New tires, owners of Ear's Storage will apply for
FORD TAURUS WAGON-'89, Runs Great. $2500. e2i7t S of si% 06d
Good running car. $400. (863)357-6501
(863)675-1907 DODGE RAM '89, 250, Con- Looig fop a place to
GRAND MARQUIS- '92, Runs version Van High top, $6000 Mg.Vyo LotL k m
good, Needs brakes. $1000. firm (863)763-0214 or Itn3237Il9theLood
or best offer. (863)763-2307 697-0317 rief.


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SalePublic Notices
Honda Accord LXI '87- 2 dr.
hatch, 4 cyl., manual, $1200
7 863-467-5401 or -f i A A
/772-359-2923
HONDA CIVIC 1992, 4 Dr., 5 Public Notice 5005
spd. manual. Good condi- State Public -
Mtion. A/C. Runs great. $2500 Legal Notice 5500
(863)357-2891
OLD'S CUTLASS CIERA- '95,
UNTRY ACRES Some front end damage. b li t
Runs great. $500.
-um $79,900 & u, (863)261-1117
rom $79,900 & up, (863)2611117IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
1/4 available or use SATURN STATION WAGON- HENDRYCOUNTY,FLORIDA
'96, SW2, Good cond. Look PROBATE DIVISION
payment. Financing excellent. Great gas mi. Fle No.:06-CP-020
7 or 561-721-5299 $1600. (863)228-2185 IN RE:ESTATEOF
DOROTHY ANNE LOMAGO
Deceased.
NOTICEaTOCREDITORS
Recreation AUTO WANTED: The administration of the estate of Doro-
Looking to buy Antique Car! thy Anne Lomago, deceased, whose
date of death was September 13,
Convertible/ Truck. Please call 2005, is pending in the Circuit Court
(954)561-2776 for endry County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is RPO.
Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The
Boats ,3005 'names and addresses of the personal
Campers RVs 3010 representative and the personal repre-
Jet Ekis 3015 sentative's attorney are set forth be-
Marine Accessories 3020 All creditors of the decedent and other
Marine Miscellaneous 3025 BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig. persons having claims or demands
Motorcycles 3030 owner, $2495 against the decedents estate on whom
otVehicles, ATV (863)612-1018 a copy of this notice is required to be
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 3035 servedd must file their claims with this
BRONCO 11'89 perfect en- court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
BRONCO II 89 perfect en- MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
Sgine, rebuilt trans, 0 miles, FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
L needs paint but no rust, $1750 OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
firm. (863)805-8789 SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
Airm. (863)805-8789 ONTHEM.
AIR BOAT 12ft fiber glass, All other creditors of the decent and other
everything but prop & motor. persons having claims or demands
$750 or best offer against decedent's estate must file
$750 or best offer their claims with this court WITHIN 3
(954)520-6707 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
GOLF CART- 1987 Gas Yama- FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE.
AIR BOAT HULL 14ft, ha G1, 2 cycle, needs minor ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
Apache hull, and metal work, elec work. Asking $400 TIME PERIOS SET FORTH INSEC-
0470g$1200r(863)697-3865 TION733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
rigged for 0470 $1200 (863)697-3865 BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
(863)697-1443 BARRED.
GOLF CART- 1999 Club car NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
AQUASPORT- '99, Center con- gas, reconditioned 1995 SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
le 4h dYamaha Brand ona TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
sole, 40hp Yamaa rand 1995. (863)675-1472. THE DEEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
new, Only used once BARRED.
$3000. 863-634-7780 GOLF CART- Club car, green, The date of first publicationofthis notice
CANOE, 17 Ft., Fiberglass. electric, with charger, isApil 6, 200 .
$50. Call (863)675-0369 a- $1295. (863)675-1472. Personal Representative
$50. Charles Lomago, Jr.
ter 5:15 pm or on weekends. 147 Sugar Run Road
CAROLINA SKIFF 17 Ft., 70 PAstarn4 Eighty Four,'PA 15330
A ttrn eforFPersonal Representative:
hp Suzuki 4 stroke. Lots of oex- Allson C. Hussey
tra's & trailer. $6500. or best CAR TOW DOLLY: Great AtteornChads agoJr.
offer. (863)634-2342 shape. Purchased in '04, PAVESELAW FIRM
used 1 time. $500. PRO.Drawer2280
PONTOON, 24', 90hp John- (239)303-9283 461 s. Main Street
son, bimini top, no trailer, LaBelle,FFL33975
ready to fish or cruise, $4000 Glasstek Topper, w/sliding TelephonNo.: 063675-5800
or best offer. (863)634-3107 glass window on front and 125428 CGS 4/13/06
or (863)634-5471 email: sides fits, 8ft bed on Ford INTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR
rman605@aol.com truck $300 (863)697-8906 HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
PONTOON- 28', 50hp, New GMC Sonoma, lots of parts FileNo.:2006-039-CP
deck & carpet. Very good $400 or best offer Division
condition, On water, $3500. (863)697-1367 ESTATE OF:
(863)467-1720 DAVID LENEAL ALLEN
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or Deceased
PONTOON TRAILER 20FT- best offer. Call NOTICETOCREDITORS
galvanized tandem axle, (863)467-8856.
$850 (561)723-1690 The administration of the estate of David
SEA KAYAK- 17' Prijon Kodiak SUPERCHIP- For 6.0 Ford Die- Leneal Allen, deceased, File Number
red, with paddle, $535. sel Truck, '04-05. Asking Court for Hendry County, Florida, Pro.
(863)357-7406 $350. or best offer. bate Division, the address of which Is
(863)634-3296 Cody P.O. Box 1760, Labelle, Florida
V-Hull 12ft, aluminum boat 33975-1760. The name and address-
w/trailer & 1948 Johnson TIRES- (4), 250 '99 & up Ford t he personal representatives andttoey
motor, motor needs Water 8 lug, 16", Alum. rims w/Ctr. are setforth below. All creditors of the
pump $600 (863)467-0436 covers Exc. cond. $150. or decedent and other persons having
best offer. (863)763-6216 claims or demands against decedents
( )estate, including unmatured, contin-
i II TRANSMISSION Rebuilt gent or unliquidated claims, on whom
j TRANSMISSION Rebuilt a copy of this notice is served must
7004R, $300 or best offer. filetheir claims with this court WITHIN
TRAVEL TRAILER, 8x34 w/ 4 Call (863) 467-8856 THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
ft extension. $60 DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
ft. extension. $6000 invested. THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
Older. Some Hurricane Dam- Icu T ,4 I DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
age. $2500(863)675-61 05 THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
age.$250.(O3)O5-65 All other creditors of the d.ecedentand
ST 0 other persons having claims or de-
SCHEVY 1/2 TON PU '83- 350 mands against the-laceuent' estate,
auto, 40K miles, needs some including unmatured, co eggant or un-
work $1500 or best offer llquidaterilalms, must sir claims
(863)697-3804 with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
EVINRUDE 28 SPL Elec rt 97-3804 TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
EVINRUDE 28 SPL Elec start, CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
all controls, exc runner, CHEVY PICK UP 1983, V8 ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
$600 or best offer Diesel. Very good condition. FOREVER BARRED.
(863)6n10-1674 NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
(863)610-1674 $1350 (863)357-7214 after SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FDLED
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Sears, 5pm TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Sears, THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
15hp, very clean, low hours CHEVY S-10 '94- V6, auto, BARRED.
$450 or best offer power windows & locks, The dale of ttublicationatthis
(863)236-0100 good tires, runs great $1800 Personal Representative:
-_(863)634-4291 Blundell Allen Atleyne
(863)634-4291 1044 MssissipAvenue
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs AClewisme for toa, t33440
ONDA 45 2 Penut good, new parts, fiberglass ThePage Law Firm
HONOA 450 1982, Peanut work body w/ladder rack. 349 N.W.16th Street
tank. Good starter bike Tran- $600 (863)655-0030. quite 108
ny has overdrive. $900. Belle Glade, Florida33430
(863)675-0556 LaBelle. FORD F150- '02, 4x4, Auto. By:D.RlccardoPage,Sr.
HONDA MOTORCYCLE A/C, 80K, Runs excellent Fla.Oar#0O53940
CM400, '81, needs work, $9000.239-243-4630 124624CGS4/6,t3/06
brand new light & tire to be FORD F150- '78, Slant 6, Re- INTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR
put on $200. (863)983-7457 HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
put on $200. (863)983-7457 built Trans & Motor. Needs PROBATElIVISION
TRIUMPH CLASSIC '1968- TLC $400. or best offer. FileNo.: 05-144-CP
$2500, call for details (561)346-4646 INRE:ESTATEOF
SARAH BEA ROWELL
(863)674-0898 GMC 70 TRUCKS 1985 & Deceased
YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off 1986. $4500 each or both for
road, excel. cond. $1300 $8000. neg. (239)657-2114 NOTICETOCREDITORS
(863)763-4982 or (239)-229-5796 (Summary Adminilstration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
-pVhicl MITSUBISHI "88 2x4, mighty DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
Max, pick up, 30 mpg, need TATE:
head and battery, rest k You are hereby notified that an Order of
head and batteryrest ok. Summary Administration has been en-
$800 (863)805-8789 tered In the estate of SARAH DEA
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand ROWELL, deceased, File Number
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere TONNEAU COVER- Fiberglass, 5-144-CP, by the Circuit Court for
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never For full size truck $600 or slonte address of which Post Of-
ran. $900. (863)692-2229. best offer. (863)357-2111 or ice Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975;
772-519-2256 that the decedents date of death was
Cm l TrkFebruary 11, 2005; that the totai value
Auto~mobiles I E. .ll l homestead real property, and that the
foI il names and addresses of those to
*-m~ii--iH^^ITRAVEL TRAILER 33ft Impa- orer are: Joian Gaittnulr, a minor,
b I 5 I n y his parent and natural guardian,
S| |la, 1983, needs some work. James D. Hull, 451 Hendry Isles
$1850 (401)625-5223 NBoulevard, CTowison, Florida 33440
Automobiles ? 4 --"--. ny Road, LaBelle, Flarida 33935.
Aut wo WN IaE 1r I N ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
Autos Wanted 4010 P i:,O', FIEDTHAT:
Classic Cars 4015 All creditors of the estate of the decedent
CAmmercIal Trucks 4020 ^other than those for whnm provision
Commercial Trucks 4020 ^>for full payment was made in the Order
Construction READING A 1 of Summary Administratiun must file
rment 4025 NE PAER M>C their claims with this court WITHIN
cEquip Tru5 N PAARMAKBS THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
Foreign Cars 4030 YOU A MORE INFORMED SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
Four Wheel Drive 4035 An DINeEESTiNs PROBATE CODE.
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040 NDIN ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
Parts Repir 404 RSON. FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Parts Repairs 4045 NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
Pickup Trucks I050 CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
Sport Utility 4055 e wonder fewapeper FILED TWO (21 YEARS OR MORE AF-
Tractor Trailers 4050 ten, p .r. TCR THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
Utility Trailers 4065 The date of first publication of thIs Natice

JAMES 0. HULL
I451 Hendry Isles Boulevard
L CiJIL- II CARGO TRAILER: 6x12, En- Civo wueh lonodda33440
closed w/ramp door. Like OSTEROUT&MCKINNPA
A DONATED VEHICLE- may new. $1800 (863)763-4982 LANCEM.MCKINN ,Ateomey


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2005-571 -CA
JACQUEUNE REDISH,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO:: 2005-571-CA
SThe Unknown'helrs,'spouses, devisees,
grantees, assignees, flienors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants claiming
by, through, under or against CHERYL
COLLETT DECEASED; DAWN STOVER,
as an heir to the Estate of CHERYL
COLLETT, DECEASED; and any and all
unknown parties claiming by, through,
under and against the herein named In-
dividual Defendants who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties may claim an In-
terest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, or other claimants; and
OHN DOE and JANE DOE, as un-
knowntenants in possession, if any,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, I will sell the property
situated In Hendry County, Florida,
more particularly described as follows:
Lot 15, TWIN LAKES MOBILE HOME ES-
TATES CONDOMINIUM, according to
the Declaration of Condominium there-
of recorded in Official Records Book
388, Page 676, et. Seq., Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida, to-
gether with an undivided 1/89th Inter-
est in the common elements
appurtenant to each condominium unit
as more fully described In. said dec-
laraion.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, In front of the office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court In the
Hendry County Courthouse (being 2nd
floor hallway of the Hendry County
Courts Judicial Building), at LaBelle,
Hendry County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.,
on the 27th day of April, 2006.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on the 29th day of March.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
125152 CGS 4/6,13/06


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PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planningand Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2006 in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115
WestVentura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be the following requests:
1)A request from Angel Mesa in accordance with City Code Section 110-61 tited
*Special exception" for a special exception from the restrictions of the permitted
uses standard of City Code Section 110-338 in order to build a CBS home in a
mobile home and recreational vehicle park district. The property is located at 724
E. VenturaAvenue, A.K. Lots 15+16, Block380, GPOC. Zoning is RM-1.
2)A request from Betty Murphy in accordance with City Code Section 110-60 tiled
*Required findings: Variance' for use of an accessory structure as an additional
dwelling unit. The garage is 20' x 36' and is located at 528 S. Bond SL, A.K.A.
Lots 7 10, Block 416, OPOC. The property is zoned R-3 and is non-conforming
by City Code Section 110-313.
3) A request from Charles Messano in accordance with City Code Section 110-60
iled "Required findings: Variance' to construct a 13 unit townhouse community
at 825 835 Concordia Avenue, A.K.A. Lots 1 5, Block 151, GPOC. The proper-
ty is zoned R-3 where City Code Section 110-270 allows for 10 units maximum.
4) A request from DARRK, LLC in accordance with City Code Section 110-60 tied
'Required findings: Variance, to construct a 4 unit townhouse community at
214 S. San Benito St., A.K.A. Lots 10 12 & W 12 ft. of Lot 9, Block 368,
GPOC. The property is zoned R-2 where City Code Section 110-270 density
standards allow 3 units.
5)A request from U.S. Sugar Corporation in accordance with City Code Section
11 0-1 tled "Spucial exception" for a special exception from the restrictions of
the permitted uses standard of City Code Section 110-387 In order tIn start a pri-
vate school In a commercial district. The parcels are located on Blocks 211, +
97 -101, A.K.A. 601 Caribbean Ave., GPOC. Zoning Is C.
The City Commission wil hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
April17, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. n the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and Interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any Inquidries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physical
impairment, Including speech or hearing Impairments, should contact the Building
Official's office at least three days priorto the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official
124863 CGS 4/6/0


ATTENTION MONTURA RESIDENTS
NOTICE OFLANDDOWNERS' MEETING AND
ANNUAL ELECTION FOR CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
Control District, will hold their annual landowners' meeting and annual election for
the Board of Supervisors on Saturday April 29, 2006 for 8;00 a.m. through 6:00
p.m. at the Montura Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 255 N. Hacienda Street in Montu-
raFlorida. The purpose of the landowners' meeting isto conduct business of the
Distirct, and hold the Annual Election for the Board of Supervisors. If you need
ecfi section s eor aditonal Informati you ntct
istuctodice atu -s8l29 ,etween m sours f a s.m. so a:us p.m.l
interested persons are invited to attend and by heard.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT.

ATENCION RESIDENTS DE MONTURA:
NOTICIA DE REUNION PARA DUENOS DETERRENOS
(HACENDADOS)Y
ELECTION ANNUAL PARA EL CONDADO CENTRAL DEL
DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUA
Por lo present se esta dando la noticia de que la Junta de Supervisores para el
Condado Central del Dlstrito de Control de Agua, tendra su reunion annual pare los
duenos de terrenos (hacendados) y las elecclones anuales par a la Junta de Su-
pervisores ofel Sabado 29 de Abril, 2006, desde las 8:00 a.m. hasta las 6:00 p.m.
en el Centro de recreation de Montura Ranch Estates,255 N. Hacienda Street an
Montura, Florida. El mtivoe de la reunion es pare conduct los asuntos del distrito
y hacer la election annual de Ia Junta d Supervisores. Si necesita Instrucclones
eapecficas para llega at centro de Recreacion a mas informaclon por favor lame
a las ofcinas del distrito as 863-983-5797 de las 7:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Todos
los interesadsestan invitados asisiry serescuchados.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTINCT
117386 CGS 3/1,9,16,30; 4/6,13,20,27/06


REQUEST FOR BIDS 06-004
HORIZONTAL SUBMERGED PUMPING EQUIPMENT
(AXIAL FLOW PUMPS)
The Procurement Department of the South Florodda Water Management District will
receive sealed bids at the 2nd Floor, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West
Palm Beach, Florida, 33406, at 2:00 p.m., May 10,2006 to acquire axial flow
pumps manufactured to fit In existing water control structures. SolIcitation docu-
ments will be available April 6, 2006 in the SFWMO Procurement Office, at the
above address, by downloading a free copy from the District's website at
www.sfwrmd.Bgnov, or by calling 561-682-6459. Interested bidders may also call
the 24- hour BID HOTUNE, 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the
RFB open /.
125664 CGS 4/6/06


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 CaseNo.: 06-196-CA
The Unknown heirs, spouses, deviseeas,
grantees, assignees, Ilenors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants claiming
by, through, under, or against JAMES
CROOKED, DECEASED and CAROL
CROOKE, DECEASED; and any and all
unknown parties claindng by, through,
under and against the herein named In-
dividual Defendant who are not known
to be dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties may claim an Interest
as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
r other claimants,
Defendants

CON C EVCE
To Defendants, The Unknown heirs,
spouses, devises, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or oth-
er claimants claiming by, through,
under, or against JAMES CROOKE,
DECEASED and CAROL CROOKE, DE-
CEASED; andan and all unknown
parties claiming by, through, under
and against the herein hned indmidu-
at Defendant who are not known to be
dead or aBive, whether said unknown
parties may claim an Interest as
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, or
other claimants; AND ALL OTHERS
WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following real property
in Hendry County, Florida:
LOT 13, BLOCK J: The Southwest 1/4 of
the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
of the Southeast 1/4, In Section 27,
Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida
LOT 14, BLOCK J: The Southeastl/4 of
the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
of 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, Flodad ,
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 Polntff, whose address Is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before April 2$, 2006, and fife
the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on the plaintiffs
attorney or Immediately thereafter;, oth-
erwise a Default wi be entered against
ou for thie relief demanded in the
CocplaiinL
Dated on this the 8th day of March,
2006.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/S/R. DeLaCruz
Deputy Cleerk
122029 CGS 3/23,30;4/6,13/06
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTORIANO VAZQUEZ
and AMARILUS VAZOUEZ
Plaintiff
vs.- Case No.:06-194-CA
JUAN F. MOUNA and NUBIA MOUNA,
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, FlRorida:
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-
quired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, If any, toIt on Elizabeth A.
Mercerel, Esq., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 1800 West 49th
Street, Suite 332, Hialeah, Florida
33012 on or before 30 days from the
date of first publication of this notice
and file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on
plaintiff's attorney or Immediately
hereafter; otherwise a default wil be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded In the comptalant or petition.
Answer due Apri 15, 2006.
DATED on the 98th day of March, 2006.
As Cle tof the Court
By/S/R. DeLaCruz
As Deputly Clerk
120989 CGS 3/16,23,30; 46/06


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