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Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: April 27, 2006
Publication Date: 1989-
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Want to buy
your own home?
A free homebuyer educa-
tion workshop will be present-
ed in English and Spanish at
Centro Campesino on Satur-
day May 13, from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Lunch will be provided.
Those interested in attending
must register in advance by
calling (561)996-3988. This
workshop is for adults only.
No children will be allowed.

Let's Clean Up
Pahokee
Churches, clubs, schools,
youth groups, volunteers, we
need you! Join the Great
American Cleanup, Keep
Palm Beach County Beautiful,
Inc., the Solid Waste Authority,
the City of Pahokee, Lakeside
Community Renewal and the
Pahokee Chamber of Com-
merce on April 29 from 8 a.m.
to noon. Meet at the Pahokee
Chamber of Commerce, 115
E. Main St. to register and get
your free T-shirt and pick up
your supplies. Hot dogs and
drinks will be provided. Let's
clean up Pahokee. For more
details, call (561)924-5579.

Gospel concert
Come out and get your
blessings, come out and get
your soul lifted with some
good old gospel singing on
Saturday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at
Mt. Calvary First Baptist
Church in South Bay with Rev-
erend Roosevelt Cooper. For
more information contact Sis-
ter. Loretta Sandiford at
(561)992-8512.

Lending
seminar planned
Centro Campesino is hav-
ing a free Predatory Lending
Seminar on Saturday, May 6,
from 10 a.m. to noon at their
Villa Lago Office (516 Avenida
del Maiz, South Bay,
Fla. 33493). Please call 561-
996-3988 to Register and
reserve your seat. Space limit-
ed for adults only, no children
allowed.

Support our
troops
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade will be sending pack-
ages of much needed items to
our military men in Iraq. If you
have a friend or a loved one,
serving in Iraq and would like
us to send them a package of
supplies, give us their contact
information in Iraq. We want
to make sure our troops from
the Glades are receiving sup-
port from their community.
For more information please
contact Elizabeth Cayson,
Support-Our-Troops Wish List
Chairperson at (561)996-0129.


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Classifieds ...... .18-22
Obituaries ...........2
Opinion ......... 4

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Developer has one last chance


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

BELLE GLADE After giving
a developer interested in build-
ing a Howard Johnson Hotel in
Belle Glade several opportuni-
ties to make good on his con-
tract, and each time being let
down, the city has given the
company one final chance to
build.
Belle Glade commissioners
voted at last week's city meeting


to give Five Star one more
opportunity to close on the
armory property on Main Street,
upping the cost of the property
by another $20,000 to offset
what city officials argued was
lost revenue..Additionally, the
commission voted to enter into
negotiations with a second party
as a backup should Five Star not
follow through with the agree-
ment.
City Manager Houston Tate


explained the arrangement.
"This far it's been three to
four breaches," the manager
said. The backup contract serves
as a guarantee, hie said, that,
"The moment Plan A doesn't
work, we move directly to Plan
B."
Andrae Givans, who initially
approached the city of Belle
Glade with his proposal to build
a multi-million dollar hotel in
the city, has, under various


ACS fundraiser: Relay for Life


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Many enteredbut only one was destined to be crowned "Sexiest Legs" at this year's
Relay for Life. Brent, center, and his legs wowed the crowd at the American Cancer
Society-sponsored event at Glades Day School in Belle Glade.


forms and appellatives negotiat- that bounced, forcing the city
ed with the city beginning and Mr. Givans' to continue their
November of last year. financial dealings through an


According to the city attor-
ney, Mr. Givans operated under a
number of different companies
after negotiations with the city
stalled time and again. Several
closing dates came and went,
the attorney said, without Mr.
Givans able to close the deal. In
one instance, Mr. Givans' com-
pany handed the city a check


escrow agent.
When Mr. Givans' company
failed to meet the latest closing
date of March 31, the next logi-
cal course of action for the city
was to terminate its involvement
with Mr. Givans or any of his
companies, the attorney said.
See Developer Page 12


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE It doesn't
always pay to be a good Samari-
tan.
Robert Mitchell learned that
the hard way.
According to police, Mr.
Mitchell offered an old acquain-
tance a ride recently, surprised
when the man turned on him
and held a knife to his neck,
stabbed him and then stole his
rented vehicle.
The incident happened April
15.
Mr. Mitchell, 27, of Belle
Glade, was on the phone with


his uncle, driving along Fifth
Street when he spotted a person
he said he recognized from high
school waiting for a ride. The
man could be seen waving
down passing motorists and ask-
ing for a ride.
Mr. Mitchell pulled over and
told the man he could get in.
After driving away from the
location, the man told Mr.
Mitchell to pull over and let him
out. When Mr. Mitchell com-
plied with the request, the sus-
pect reportedly pulled out a knife
and held it to his neck.
See Error-Page 12


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Even the small ones participated in the Relay for Life event, walking the stretch of track
as the Friday night waned slowly into the morning. The fund-raising event is one of the
biggest in the nation, organized by ACS to raise money for cancer research.


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY The South
Bay commission tabled a
motion to reconsider its previ-
ous action regarding the sale
of its business park to a devel-
oper last week to allow an
absent member the opportu-
nity to vote. It is the second
time the commission tabled
the item due to an absence on
the board.
While the city commission


had enough members to con-
stitute a quorum, giving it full
power to act on the motion,
the commissioners agreed to
involve every member in the
decision in what is becoming
an emerging issue in the city.
"I would like to take a look
at this and reconsider again,"
said Commissioner Joe Kyles
at the April 18 city meeting.
Commissioner Kyles said he
See City- Page 12


Pahokee drops FPL lawsuit


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Although origi-
nally expecting that the city
would receive thousands of dol-
lars back from possible over-
charges from FPL, the City of
Pahokee has since dropped its
lawsuit against the company
after discovering that the
amount totaled just over $100.
The company, A Net,
approached the city several
years ago with the concept. By
researching the city's billing his-
tory with FP&L, A Net argued, it
hoped to find billing issues it felt
could impact the city in a big
way. Having experienced some
success with the concept else-
where, A Net believed the city
was entitled to overcharges -
possibly significant overcharges
- that had accumulated
through the years.
According to city officials,
when the city.and its lawyer
approached FPL, and were
shown how much the billing


inconsistencies were with
FPL using A Net's own formula
for determining the amount -
the total figure'came to approxi-
mately $120.
Mayor J.P. Sasser called the
meeting, "the most embarrass-
ing thing I had ever attended in
my life."
According to the mayor, the
city believed, "We were going
to sue them and make mil-
lions." Instead, the research
yielded nothing, he said. "True,
there were mistakes ... a third
of a cent here, a third of a cent
there," Mayor Sasser said.
The concept can be com-
pared to that of a telephone
company rounding up phone
call minutes to the nearest
whole figure in time, that
amount is a considerable one.
In this case, however, the effort
was not worth it, the mayor
said. According to him, the city
has not recently had any adci-
tional contact with A Net.
To put the inatter behind


them, and continue discussing
improvement projects with the
utility company in the wake of
last year's hurricanes, Pahokee
staff asked the city's former
attorney who continued to
handle the case as a contin-
gency after leaving the city to
draft a document formally drop-
ping the lawsuit against FP&L.
In the voluntary dismissal docu-
ment, both parties agree to end
the dispute.
At a recent meeting in Paho-
kee, Commissioner Keith Babb
expressed his concern at being
asked to ratify a decision to
which the commission never
officially agreed. The document
drafted to drop the lawsuit refer-
enced the city as a whole having
agreed to release FP&L from the
suit, something that commis-
sioners never did. Although he
said he would have voted in
favor of dropping the suit, it was
still staff's duty to bring it before
See Lawsuit -Page 12


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Pahokee's Operation Clean Sweep is planned for Satur-
day, April 29 in conjunction with the Great American
Clean Up. (For more information, see story on page 4)


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Engagement


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Juanita Morris of Moore
Haven would like to announce
the engagement of her daughter
Christina Fay Morris to Michael
John Mulligan both of Fort Myers.
Christina is the daughter of
Juanita Morris and the late Clear-


ance Ronald Morris. Chrislina is
currently employed at Source
Interlink Compan ies as a Catego-
ry Manager.
Michael is the son of John and
Rose Mulligan of Mandeville, La,
He is a graduate of Louisiana
State University with a degree in
Business. He is currently
employed at Shaw industries as a
Territory Manager in Fort Myers.
The wedding date is set for
Dec. 30, 2006 in New Orleans, La.


Anniversary


Mr. and Mrs.

Charles

Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edwards,
of Pahokee celebrated their 65th
anniversary on April 26, 2006.
They were wed April 26,
1941.
Back in 1941 in Columbus
Ohio an auspicious occasion
took place the marriage of a
young Margaret Evans and
Charles B. "Chuck" Edwards.
This young couple met in 1925
when they where 9 years old but
they really began dating when
they were 14 years old .They
would meet at the Farmers
Grange meetings which were
always followed by a dance.
Margaret and Chuck would
dance to songs such as "Pig in a
Parlor" and "Skip to my Lou".
"Things really got serious July 4,
1939.
"We went on a picnic that day


and from that lim-e on, I knew
we were getting serious," stated
Cluck Edwards.
"We moved here to Pahokee
back in 1975. We owned and
operated the Western Auto here
in town (Pahokee). Our son
(Bud Edwards) moved here
about six months after we did
with his wife, Barbara, and their
son, Lewis Charles. Then their
second son was born in the
Pahokee Hospital, David
Franklin. David Franklin still lives
locally with his wife, Jennifer
and Son Sebastian," he said.
Margaret fell ill a few months
back and is now living at Glades
Health Care Center but not a day
passes by when Mr. Edwards
does not visit his wife at GHCC
"We have been together 65 years
how can I go through a day with-
out seeing her. We have always
been together. I am lonesome
without her at home. 1 visit her
every day because she is every-
thing to me," he said.
Rev. Broadbent from the
Methodist Church in Canal Point
,Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, Barbara
and Bud Edwards Linda Brown


were in attendance for the inti-
mate 65th Anniversary celebra-
tion of this extraordinary and
dedicated couple.
The couple's children include
Bud and Barbara Edwards.
Grandsons are Lewis Charles
and David Franklin Edwards.
They have one great-grandson,
Sebastian Edwards.


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Support Groups
Mending Steps is adult grief
support in Clewiston for those
who have experienced the loss of
a loved one. For more informa-
tion, please call (239)489-9149 or
toll-free (866)983-7771.
Help for the needy
The community prayer wor-
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Obituaries


Charline
Carson Smith
Charline Carson Smith, 81, of
Rockledge, Florida died Saturday,
April 15,2006
Charline was a 40 year resident
of Belle Glade. She was a school-
teacher at Gove Elementary School
for 23 years.
Charline wad proceeded in
death by her husband, Marvin M.
Smith and a sin Jeff Smith.
Surviving are a son Ned Smith
of Viera, Florida and a daughter
Beth Clemmer of Leesburg, Indi-
ana, 13 grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. Services were
held Wednesday, April 19 at Port
Mayaca Cemetery.
Linda Rose Barton
Linda Rose Barton, 63, of
Greenville, S.C. passed away on
April 20, 2006, surrounded by her
loving family.
Lindawas born on June 8,1942,
in Pahokee, Fla., but grew up and


lived most of her life in Clewiston,
Fla. Linda moved to Greenville in
1993, and was currently employed
at Greenville. Hospital. She owned
and operated The Clothes Line for
several years and also established
Barton Reality where she was a
licensed real estate broker.
She is survived by her mother
and father, Dorothy Herring of
South Carolina, Walter T. Bembry
Jr., of LaBelle; her daughters and
sons-in-law, Dr. Rodni Cruz and
Robert Cruz of Florida, Natalie Her-
nandez and Robert Parker of South
Carolina, grandchildren, Roberto
Cruz, Mallory Cruz, Max Cruz,
Charlie Cruz, Jake Hernandez, Gus
Parker, and Georgia Parker, all of
South Carolina; sister and brother-
in-law, Gale Clark and Ray Clark of
Clewiston, brother and sister-in-
law, Walter T. Bembry, III and
Hildegard of Kansas; sister, Theresa
Hamilton of Naples; aunt, Jean
Sprouse of Jacksonville, Fla.; niece
Shawn Grooms and nephews
Steve and Carson Clark, all of
Clewiston; and her many friends in


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Brownell-Kellet Administration.


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Projects restore part of Kissimmee


By MaryAnn Morris

By the 1940s, Central Florida
was well-populated. The primary
industry was cattle. In 1946 and
1947, storms and hurricanes
dumped record rainfall on South
Florida. The Kissimmee River
swelled out over its floodplain
and thousands of cattle were
drowned. South of Orlando, most
of the state was under water with
flooding responsible for exten-
sive property damage throughout
South Florida.
A group of concerned citizens
met in Okeechobee, formed the
Central and Southern Flood Con-
trol District (which later became
South Florida Water Management
District) and ultimately petitioned
the government to help control
the flooding.
To protect developing areas
around Kissimmee and control
flooding in the Kissimmee River
Valley, the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers straightened 103 miles
of the meandering Kissimmee
River and its 35,000 acre flood-
plain into a 56-mile-long, 30 foot
deep, 300 foot wide channel,
draining 21,000 acres of flood-
plain in the process. This is the C-
38 Canal.
The wading birds left. The
sandy river bottom where fish
spawned became covered with
silt brought down by rushing
water from the northern reaches
of the watershed and the fish left.
The marshes dried up and ducks
no longer made their nests along
the Kissimmee.
The region that drains into
lakes or rivers is called a water-
shed. The Kissimmee River
watershed forms the headwa-
ters of the Kissimmee-Okee-
chobee-Everglades System. It is
all inter-related. It feeds Lake
Okeechobee and the Everglades.
Water matters in this region are
handled by the South Florida
Water Management (SFWMD),
one of a number of such state
agencies in Florida. Flood con-
trol, water supply, water quality
and maintenance of the natural
areas of the watershed are all
responsibilities of SFWMD. This
includes many different wetland
and aquatic ecosystems, more
than two dozen lakes, their trib-
utary streams, and the Kissim-
mee River.
The restoration of the Kissim-
mee River is not a single project.
The Kissimmee Basin Modeling
and Operations Study. Kissim-
mee River Restoration Project
(KRRP), Kissin-imee Riter Head-
waters Revitalization Project
(KRHRP), and Kissimmee Chain
of Lakes, (KCOL) Long-Term
Management Plan (LTMP) are
major projects in the watershed.
These projects include ecosystem
restoration, evaluation of the


work, aquatic plant manage-
ment, land management, water
quality improvement, water sup-
ply planning and how better to
balance them all, while also con-
sidering the impacts across
ecosystems including Lake Okee-
chobee and the Caloosahatchee
and St. Lucie estuaries.
The Kissimmee River Restora-
tion and the Kissimmee River
Headwaters Revitalization proj-
ects were jointly authorized in the
1992 Water Resources Develop-
ment Act. The two projects have
an estimated combined cost of
$578 million and will be complet-
ed in several phases, with the
final phase of construction sched-
uled for completion in 2012.
The primary goal of the
Kissimmee River Restoration Pro-
ject is to re-establish the river-
floodplain system. The project
will restore over 40 square miles
of river/floodplain ecosystem
including 43 miles of meandering
river channel and 27,000 acres of
wetlands. The restoration project
is a joint partnership with the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) and US Army
Corps of Engineers (USACE).
This requires reconstruction
of the river closer to its natural
form, i.e., backfilling canals and
ditches, removing water control
structures, and eliminating added
levees and roads and reestablish-
ment of historic flows. Basically,
it means un-straightening the
river. A key element of the project
is the program for tracking eco-
logical responses to restoration:
to see what doesn't work, what
works and how well it works.
This will give environmental sci-
entists the ability to judge the suc-
cess of the restoration, and, in
addition will provide scientific
information for fine-tuning future
project phases. Everything was
documented before work was
started, so that scientists can
judge the changes that take
place.
Phase I of the KRRP was com-
pleted in February 2001. Phase I
filled approximately 7.5 miles of
the C-38 canal (the straightened
Kissimmee River), re-carved
approximately 1.25 miles of river
channel, and demolished the S-
65B structure to reconnect 15
miles of continuous river chan-
nel. The most recent surveys
showed that the water quality
was improved and that popula-
tions of wading birds and ducks


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had increased along with signifi-
cantly more fish.
Much of the water flowing to
the KCOL and Kissimmee River
originates in four headwaters
basins north of the KCOL. This
area is one of the most rapidly
urbanizing areas in Florida. The
quality and quantity of water
flowing through these basins
influence the health of all down-
stream systems. The SFWMD
works with local governments
throughout the Upper Basin to
fund water resource projects to
improve water quality, water sup-
ply, natural resources, and flood
control levels of service.
The KICCO Wildlife Manage-
ment Area is an approximate
7,400-acre property in Polk
County, managed by the Dis-
trict's Land Stewardship Division
and was purchased under the
Save Our Rivers Program in 1985
as part of the KRRP. The area is
located on the west side of the C-
38 canal in Pool A of the Kissim-
mee River. The north border is
State Highway 60, and the south
border lies south of the S-65A
water control structure.
Since the C-38 canal will not
be backfilled north of S-65A,
flow will not be restored to the
remnant Kissimmee River in
Pool A. Although restoration of
the river will not take place in
Pool A, there are smaller proj-
ects within the pool that will
serve to increase water storage,
improve water quality, mitigate
flooding, and restore the wet-
land community in parts of the
floodplain associated with the
river's tributaries. This will
restore historic (pre-C&SF Pro-
ject) floodplain to Packingham
and Buttermilk sloughs.
Increased wetland habitat for
wildlife and creation of a "wet-
land corridor" between Lake
Kissimmee and the restored por-
tion of the Kissimmee River will
result. The main features of the
restoration plan are the creation
of two containment levees, back-
filling of drainage ditches, and
installation of gated water control
structures that will manage water
levels to mimic the historic sur-
face water levels in the basin
according to a model developed
from historic data at nearby Fort
Kissimmee.
This modeling was completed
in March 2005. Detailed design is
under way and is scheduled for
completion this fiscal year.
Rolling Meadows Ranch lies
on the south shore of Lake
Hatchineha. The 2,260-acre prop-
erty was purchased by the
SFWMD and the FDEP as part of
the KRRP. Currently, this property
is leased back to the previous
owner and operated as a sod
farm.
The restoration plan shows


Caloosahatchee River 'endangered'


FORT MYERS The
Caloosahatchee River received a
dubious honor April 19 it was
listed as the seventh most
endangered river in the U.S. by
the American Rivers Association.
The Conservancy of South-
west Florida joined with the
Caloosahatchee River Citizens
Association/Riverwatch and
endorsed the nomination of the
river to this annual list in the
hopes that the disturbing desig-
nation would increase aware-
ness of the dire state of the river
and accelerate restoration
efforts.
"We hope this designation
will provide a means to expedite
improved public policies and
increased funding from govern-
mental agencies to save the
Caloosahatchee from further
decline and aid in its restora-
tion," said Jennifer Hecker, Con-
servancy natural resource policy
manager, in a letter endorsing
the nomination of the river.
The Caloosahatchee River
Watershed earned a grade of C-
for both water quality and
wildlife in the Conservancy's
landmark Estuaries Report Card
for Southwest Florida, released
in December 2005. (To view the
full report, go to www.conser-
vancy.org.) The report presents a
detailed review and grading of
10 Southwest Florida estuaries,
and offers science-based recom-
mendations for each estuary,
written in a format designed to
help policy-makers make
informed decisions concerning
Southwest Florida's environ-
ment.
According to the report, the
river suffers from a radically
altered water flow, with massive
dumps of freshwater from Lake
Okeechobee during the wet sea-
son, and not enough water flow
during the dry season. The
resulting spikes in salinity, com-
bined with the nutrient-laden
water from Lake Okeechobee,
have severely impacted the
watershed.
Recommendations in the
report for the Caloosahatchee
include:' increasing stormwater
treatment standards in the per-


mitting of new developments
and retrofitting older areas to
reduce stormwater runoff vol-
ume and pollution, reducing
dependency on septic systems,
increasing the capacity for
municipal wastewater treat-
ment, restoring natural flow-
ways for water storage, and pro-
tecting the aquifer recharge
areas.
The Conservancy is actively
involved in improving water
quality in both the Caloosa-
hatchee and throughout the
southwest Florida region, and in
2003 filed a legal challenge
against the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD),
calling for more stringent water
quality certification standards for
stormwater runoff systems in
new developments. The Conser-
vancy is now working with the
SFWMD and the development
community to develop new cri-


teria that would provide incen-
tives for stormwater runoff pre-
vention, and incorporate more
effective treatment approaches
in the design and construction of
new developments in southwest
Florida.
"The South Florida Water
Management District acknowl-
edges that over-half of the nutri-
ent pollution in the Caloosa-
hatchee comes from stormwater
runoff from the watershed itself,
rather than from Lake Okee-
chobee. To address this issue,
the District needs to impose
standards in their permitting of
new development that requires
them to take care of their own
pollution on-site, and not con-
tribute to the cumulative degra-
dation of our water resources,"
said Ms. Hecker.
The Conservancy and other
environmental groups also
recently intervened on behalf of


the State of Florida to uphold the
Water Resource Implementation
Rule, which allows for water to
be reserved for fish and wildlife
protection and Everglades
restoration, instead of being
siphoned off for human use, to
the detriment of environment.
The rule would give rivers such
as the Caloosahatchee a legal
source of water to maintain its
ecological health.
"Water is clearly the lifeblood
of our region," said Andrew
McElwaine, president and CEO
of the Conservancy of Southwest
Florida. "The health of our rivers
and bays directly impacts both
our tourism-based economy and
our quality of life. That's why the
Caloosahatchee's designation as
one of the top 10 most endan-
gered rivers is so important. It's a
wake up call for our region. The
time to act is now."


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the construction of a 1,670-acre
impounded wetland, possibly fed
by water from Lake Hatchineha
and from Catfish Creek. The wet-
land will be managed to mimic
the natural lake and will provide
habitat for wildlife. The area out-
side the impounded wetland may
be incorporated into the Lake
Kissimmee State Park. To assess
how water will be delivered to
the impoundment, hydrologic
modeling of Catfish Creek was
completed in March 2004. The
report outlines three options for
providing water to the impound-
ment. A final decision has not
been made.
Currently, a statement of work
to develop a conceptual restora-
tion plan for the property is under
review. This contract will include
creating a conceptual restoration
plan for the Rolling
Meadows/Catfish Creek property.
Historical (pre-C&SF Project)
data such as aerial photography,
vegetation and soil maps, and
stage data, shall be used to delin-
eate natural communities and the
historical route of Catfish Creek.
The primary purpose of the
Kissimmee River Headwaters
Revitalization Project is to pro-
vide the water storage and regula-
tion schedule modifications
needed to. restore the historical
flow characteristics of the Kissim-
mee River system. The secondary
purpose is to increase the size
and quality of lake littoral zone
habitat in lakes Kissimmee,
Hatchineha, Tiger, and Cypress to
benefit fish and wildlife.
The Long-Term Management
Plan for the Kissimmee Chain of
Lakes was begun by SFWMD in
April 2003. The project's purpose
is to improve and sustain the
ecosystem health of the KCOL
regulated lakes while minimizing
adverse impacts to downstream
ecosystems.
Over the last year, an annotated
bibliography of KCOL literature
has been assembled, (2) a stake-
holder value survey of users of the
KCOL was taken to see what citi-
zens feel is most important and
other-scientific studies. Surveys of
people in the KCOL area were col-
lected. The responses showed
that people wanted recreation
such as fishing, swimming and
boating and quiet places where
they could enjoy nature. Project
goals will be changed to reflect
those preferences. A need for
more information was also shown
and two brochures will be
brought out to keep people updat-
ed on the progress of projects,
another will be more general, out-
lining jurisdictions and the agency
responsible.
Information for this article
came from the South Florida
Water Management District Web
site.


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as you would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks
or profanities, please). Comments will be published in the newspaper
as space permits.
IN DEFENSE OF ENGLISH: In your publication of Thursday, April
13, there is an article about Kubota gift to FFA by Rachel Hancock,
who, I am sure, did not write the caption for the photo. I hope your edi-
tors do not allow the annoying redundancy 'FREE gift' to make any
more appearances. It has become so popular in the past few years that
gift seldom is seen without the unnecessary FREE before it. (Editor's
note: We apologize for the redundancy.}

IMMIGRATION REFORM: I believe that this country needs immigra-
tion reform. We need to enforce the existing laws and stop people
from entering this country without a visa or work permit. Other coun-
tries do not have open borders. I have traveled overseas and I know
firsthand that if you don't have your papers in order in most countries,
you go straight to jail. The immigrants who founded this country came
here legally. My great-grandparents were immigrants. At Ellis Island,
they had to show they had a sponsor who would vouch for them and
take care of them until they could find jobs. They were also required to
learn English. If we need workers, I am not opposed to a legal guest
worker program. But just letting people sneak over the border is
wrong. The borders must be controlled and those who wish to enter
should meet certain requirements, such as speaking English.

JUST WANT TO WORK: I think this country does need immigration
reform. The migrants are doing work that American citizens do not
want to do. They aren't taking jobs away from anyone. They are filling
the jobs that no one else wants. Without this labor force, how would
Americans survive? Who would pick the crops? A guest worker sys-
tem, which would allow the work to be done legally, would benefit
everyone. It would provide the farmers with the labor they need, and
also protect the migrants from those who take advantage of them.


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Stop 'junk food clutter'


Believe it or not, there is such a
thing as food clutter. This is the stuff
that truly does not qualify as food,
but instead is an artificial coloring,
flavoring or some kind of chemical
additive that will preserve or influ-
ence the manufactured food. This
food clutter is also known as junk
food, but I prefer to call it food clut-
ter because clutter is like litter: you
just want to get rid.of it.
Now more than ever, nutrition-
al nightmares abound on grocery
store shelves. Products that are
manipulated to hook us into food
addictions take us hostage daily. It
simply does not have to be like
that. I tell you what, you imple-
ment these simple rules, and you
will no longer be victimized by the
food industry again: read the food
labels of each and every product
you buy.
SKIP anything'with an additive
you can't pronounce or don't
know what it is. Watch too, for
food dyes. Did you know that Red
No.3 (a dye allowed in foods) is
also used as a pesticide for spray-
ing on manure piles to kill mag-
gots? (Source: EPA) Think about it:
why would you want your child
drinking an electrolyte replace-
ment drink that looks like toilet
cleaner? Do you REALLY want that
kind of dangerous clutter in your
food? These additives, fake color-
ings and flavorings are the food
industry's weapons of mass
destruction true chemical war-
fare. Say NO to this "food" because
it is not food!
Keep it simple: eat real food,
skip the icky mixes that you consti-
tute with water, partially hydro-
genated and hydrogenated oils,
and all that garbage. You know
what food looks like. You'll find it
in the produce section, the meat


The Dinner
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by
L Leanne
V 3 Ely


counter, and some fairly inexpen-
sive dried beans, whole grains and
breads on your grocer's shelves.
Read the labels, strap on a whole
new mindset of awareness and get
rid of the junk. The results will
astound you. You will see your
children's behavior improve, your
own moods even out and your
grocery bill decrease junk food is
expensive.
We need to be reminded that
we are feeding souls not filling
holes. Your children's tummies
can't be filled like a hole in the
plaster. They need honest nutrition
that will help them grow, learn and
become all that God intends them
to be. They can't begin to reach
their potential if they are under
nourished (with real nutrients)
and over fed (with junk). Think
about your car. You'd NEVER
intentionally put less than decent
fuel in it or you might damage the
engine. Why would you do that to
yourself or your family? You can
always replace your car, but those
faces across the dinner table are
irreplaceable.
For more help putting dinner
on your table check out her Web
site. www.SavingDinner.com or
her Saving Dinner Book series
published by Ballantine; Copy-
right 2006; Leanne Ely; Used by
permission in this publication.


Operation Clean Sweep this weekend


PAHOKEE Operation
Clean Sweep will take place this
Saturday, April 29 in conjunction
with the Great American Clean
Up and Beautiful Palm Beaches
campaign which has already
begun in other communities.
According to Chairman Bar-
bara Branch, volunteers are
asked to report to the Chamber
of Commerce, 115 East Main
Street, between the hours of 8
a.m. and noon where registra-


tion will take place. T-shirts and
garbage bags will be provided.
Volunteers will be assigned to a
group and led by an adult volun-
teer.
Volunteers are asked to wear
sturdy shoes a hat, and bring a
pair of work gloves and plenty of
water. Hot dogs and drinks will
be provided to volunteers at the
Fire Department.
City Manager Lillie Latimore
reports that the city will have


three trash trucks to support the
clean-up effort. In addition, three
large trash containers will be
located across from the Cham-
ber of Commerce. Dumping fees
have been waived thanks to the
Solid Waste Authority in support
of this effort.
The clean up event is spon-
sored by Lakeside Community
Renewal, in cooperation with
the City of Pahokee, Great Amer-
ican Clean Up, Beautiful Palm


Beaches, the Solid Waste
Authority, Florida Recycling and
the Pahokee Chamber of Com-
merce.
Lakeside Community Renew-
al, Inc., a non-profit community
redevelopment agency, is com-
prised of a group of concerned
citizens and business profession-
als in Pahokee. For further infor-
mation about LCR or the Satur-
day clean up, call 924-5579 or
924-5633.


Angry words can



hurt the family


Resident Myrtis Oliver, Director of Therapeutic Recreatio
Drew Shimkus and Bright Ideas Student Brucie Elkins
enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt on April 11.


Children visit


Glades Health Care


PAHOKEE On Tuesday
April 11, 15 Pahokee Children
from local daycare, Bright
Ideas visited the residents of
Glades Health Care Center.
"These children brighten
the lives of their adoptive
Grandparents," stated Drew
Shimkus, Director of Thera-
peutic Recreation.
"This is a chance for my
nephew Brucie to give to the
community" said Jim Ladd.
"Even at three, it is important
to teach our children the
importance of community
service."
Happy voices resonated
throughout the facility as the
children led a sing-a-long


through the halls. Other activi-
ties included an Easter Egg
Hunt and music and dancing
in the activities room.
The residents were sorry to
see the children leave
"It felt good to see these
kids. We enjoyed seeing them.
I am a daddy, but my kids are
grown. I like little kids, having
them around," said Carl
Greenwich, vice president of
the Resident Council.
The Residents look forward
to their next visit with the chil-
dren from Bright Ideas. This is
a continuing partnership
between both facilities to
enrich the lives of both the
children and the elders.


Golf outing to benefit


student intern program


The 2006 Golf Outing benefit-
ing Palm Beach County high
school students is scheduled for
Saturday, June 3, 2006, at the
PGA National Golf and Spa
Resort in Palm Beach Gardens.
The cost for individual golfers is
$150; early registration for a
foursome is $600. Proceeds from
the outing will fund paid sum-
mer internships for high school
students. The student interns
will work in various departments
of the Facilities Management
Division where they will receive


hands on training in areas such
as document imaging, construc-
tion inspections, carpentry, air
conditioning and real estate pur-
chasing.
Check in and registration for
the event starts at 7 a.m. The first
tee time is 8:30 a.m. and golf is
followed by a luncheon with
award presentations and raffle
prizes. For additional informa-
tion or reservation forms, pleas-
es contact Sandra
Bridges at (561)386-1350.


What is it about out busy lives
that cause us to spout angry
words like a geyser? At the drop of
a hat we can spew nastiness all
over our loved ones, friends and
even total strangers.
I have heard every excuse in
the world for the angry words that
come from our mouths. They
start with, I had a bad day, I didn't
get much sleep and the worst is
you made me do it. This excuse is
no different from the abusive hus-
band who blames his wife
because he hit her.
I will never forget a testimonial
we received from a mother who
sent her child out into the world
with angry words ringing in his
ears. Those angry words were the
last words he ever heard from his
mother because he was killed
when a car ran over him. There is
no excuse for ever allowing abu-
sive language to hurt anyone.
Think back to when you were
a child. Can you remember some
hurtful words that were yelled at
you in anger? When a room full of
people of all ages was asked this
question they could recount the
event as if it were yesterday. Angry
words linger and fester! They can-
not be taken back. They leave
your lips and scare people for life!
I want to get to the basis of this
ILL behavior. This is just what it is!
I think it is because you are not
getting your nap out. We all know
how our babies act when they
have not had their naps. Lack of
sleep makes us cranky, angry, fat,
sick, sidetracked and unable to
concentrate. These are some of
the symptoms we experience
from our inability to go to bed,
shut our brains off and get the rest
that our bodies need.
There a lots of reason we do
not get enough sleep. It could be
that you don't go to bed at a
decent hour or when you do go to
bed your mind will not shut off.
You may need to see your doctor
for some help. Another reason is
that you have sleep apnea. Your
doctor can help you with this too.


The
Flylady

by Marla A P .
Cilley


I am a light sleeper and have dis-
covered that wearing earplugs
has helped me to get a good
night's sleep.
These earplugs keep me from
hearing every little noise in the
house. Not only have I had more
energy but I think this is one of the
reasons I have reduced my Body
Clutter. I have started to dream
again and feel refreshed when I
get up in the morning. Not every-
one can do this because of being
alone in the house or having
babies. A white noise machine
can also help you to sleep better.
Now let's look at what hap-
pens around you when you have
this ILL attitude: Your children run
for cover, your husband has
learned to ignore you and your co
workers give you a wide berth.
Then you compound the lack of
good sleep with the stress that we
place on ourselves with perfec-
tionism. It's a wonder we can
stand ourselves. You know that
may be real problem.
When we don't like ourselves,
we don't do what we need to do
to stop this vicious cycle of NO
SLEEP, STRESS and SOUR Atti-
tudes.
I want you to find peace. We
can't have this peace if we are
lashing out at our family in anger.
For more help getting rid of
your CHAOS; check out her Web
site and join her free mentoring
group at www.FlyLady.net or
her book, Sink Reflections pub-
lished by Bantam and her new
book, "Body Clutter." Copyright
2006 Marla Cilley; Used by per-
mission in this publication.


Community Briefs


H.O.PE meetings
Citizens of the city of South
Bay haverecently 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 atten-
dance will make a difference.

Hospice needs
volunteers
Volunteers are needed in the


Western communities to visit
with patients in their homes, nurs-
ing homes, assisted living facilities
and transport patients for errands
and appointments. Other oppor-
tunities 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 con-
venient 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.


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Lakeport man accused of child pornography PBSO observes National


By Eric Kopp

MOORE H-AVEN A Lakeport
man has been booked into the
Glades County Jail under a bond of
$915,000 after being arrested on
numerous child pornography
charges.
Michael James Tyler, 34, was
arrested and charged with: 157
counts of possession of photo-
graphs of the sexual performance
of a child, six counts of transmis-
sion of child pornography; two
counts of distributing obscene
material; and, one count of
obscene communication via the
computer.
The investigation began April 16
when the Glades County Sheriff's
Office (GCSO) received a com-
plaint from a concerned parent in
the Lakeport area. The parent said


that children had viewed sexually
explicit material at Tyler's home.
Shortly after this, GCSO detec-
tives Mike Pepitone and Steve Har-
ris arrested
Tyler on the dis-
tribution and
obscene com- -.
munications "
charges.
"Detective .
Pepitone
worked nearly
24 hours a day
on this," said Michael
GCSO Captain James Tyler
Daryl Lewis.
Then, as more victims were
identified and hidden computers
files were retrieved by the United
States Secret Service and the Feder-
al Bureau of Investigation, Tyler
was charged with the 157 counts of
possession of photographs and the


transmission of child pornography.
The captain said one picture equals
one count.
According to Capt. Lewis, the
Secret Service retrieved photos
reportedly taken by Tyler with the
children from the hard drive of his
computer. He went on to say that
the Secret Service is currently trying
to ascertain where the photos were
sent.
Capt. Lewis said the apparent
victims were all from the Lakeport
area and were boys between the
ages of 14 and 17. The alleged
crimes were all committed in
Tyler's home, the captain added.
None of the victims were physi-
cally injured, said Capt. Lewis.
Tyler, said Capt. Lewis, had only
lived in Lakeport for a little over a
year and he's had no prior arrests.
"He's clean," said Capt. Lewis.
"He bounces around, that's why


he's stayed under the radar. He's
lived in Broward and Dade coun-
ties, as well as in Melbourne."
Glades County Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon said the investigation is
continuing at both the state and
federal levels. He said the FBI is cur-
rently seeking federal indictments
against Tyler.
At the federal level, Capt. Lewis
said if convicted of one count of
production of child pornography
Tyler could be sentenced to life in
prison,
He went on to state that the
investigation will be continuing
because "we're sure there are
more victims out there."
Sheriff Whiddon said anyone
having additional information
regarding this case should contact
Detective Pepitone at (863) 946-
1600.


Trigger man sought in Belle Glade shooting


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

BELLE GLADE Detectives
with the Belle Glade -Police
Department are looking for the
suspect behind a shooting that
happened in Belle Glade early
Sunday. The shooting was direct-
ed at two people, one of whom
is now suffering from life-threat-
ening injuries he received in the
attack.
According to detectives han-
dling the case, the shooting hap-
pened April 23 at approximately


4a.m.
The two victims were walking
along the 900 Block of Avenue A,
walking in front of a residence,
when shots were fired in their
direction.
At this point, police believe
the shooting may have been the
result of a drive-by attack.
When they heard the shoot-
ing, the two victims tried to run
away from the source of the
attack, but one was hit by the
gunfire.
The victim, whose name is


being withheld by police, suf-
fered a serious gunshot wound
to his back. He was transported
to St. Mary's Hospital for further
treatment, but on Monday was
listed in critical condition.
Discussing the condition of
the victim, Detective A. Willis
said, "We're hoping he'll make it
through."
In the meantime, police have
identified a "person of interest"
in the case and will be following
up the investigation of the case.
According to police, the


attack may have been the culmi-
nation of a feud between the vic-
tim and the suspect.
"The suspect definitely knew
who he was shooting at," said
Sgt. Calipto Gonzalez, who said
that witnesses have suggested
the shooting was over a girl.
Police officials said they
would like to make arrest by the
end of the week and urge the
public to contact them if they
have any information on the
case. Detectives can be reached
at 996-7251.


Free amateur radio training now available


LABELLE Free amateur
radio classes are planned in
Hendry County. Technician "no-
code" License will be offered in
cooperation with the Hendry
County Emergency Management
Office to people of all ages. The
classes run three Saturday morn-
ings; May 6, 13 and 20 from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The classes
meet at the Hendry County Emer-
gency Management Office
(North-east entrance to the "old"
Hendry County court house on
the third Floor.} The instructor is
Norman Dillman. For more infor-
mation and reservations call him
at (863)674-9016,
The Riley and Glade County


Emergency Management Plans
call for several "Ham" radio oper-
ators to provide backup commu-
nication between the operation
centers and shelters.
Reliable communication is crit-
ical in emergency situations and is
often a problem. For many years
Ham radio operators have often
provided backup communication
for floods, fires, hurricanes, earth-
quakes, tornadoes, etc. Often tele-
phones and cell phones become
overloaded and are not useable.
Also, public safety radios are busy
with other activities. RACES
(Radio Amateur Civil Emergency
Service)is the official group
authorized to communicate dur-


ing declared emergencies. Jim
Sparks, (863)983-8348 of Clewis-
ton is the Hendry County RACES
Coordinator.
The course includes over 7
hours of video material produced
by the American Radio Relay
League plus demonstrations and
practice exams. Arrangements will
be made for participants to take
the FCC examination for the tech-
nician license. There is a $10 fee
for the exam but the class and the
10-year license are free. Texts are
available at book stores or on-line
but are not required for the course:
*"Now You're Talking! All You
Need to Get Your First Ham Radio
License," American Radio Relay


League, paperback, 5th edition.
*"Technician Class Element 2
FCC License Preparation," by Gor-
don West, paperback.
The course DVD, text and study
material will be on reserve for use
in the Barron Library in LaBelle for
anyone who misses a class or
needs to review. A good way to
review the material is to take prac-
tice examinations on the Internet.
http://www.hamtestonline.com/st
udy.jsp.
Ham radio: Talk around town,
talk around the world, learn about
digital communications, satellites,
antennas, propagation and be a
service to your community.


New law require airboats to have mufflers


Florida airboat owners have a
few more months to ensure their
crafts have automotive-style muf-
flers installed on the boats' engine
exhausts.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
approved the enforcement proto-
col last year, effective June 30,
2006.
An education campaign for air-
boat owners will continue through
June 30. After that date, FWC offi-
cers have the option to issue writ-
ten warnings or citations for failure
to use the appropriate muffling
devices.
Registered airboat owners in


Florida should have received a let-
ter and brochure explaining in
detail the law enforcement proto-
col airboats must have automo-
tive-style mufflers or a muffling sys-
tem designed and installed to abate
exhaust sounds and gases emitted
from an internal .combustion
engine. Anyone who has yet to
receive a letter and brochure, or
who needs additional copies,
should call Brian Rehwinkel at
(850) 488-5600 or e-mail him at
bricn.rehwinkel@MyFWC.com.
State law requires vessels'
engine exhaust to be muffled effec-
tively in a reasonable manner. Indi-
vidual counties may enact addi-


tional ordinances to restrict vessel
sound to 90 decibels at 50 feet.
Researchers examined sound
levels from different styles of muf-
flers including exhaust and
intake manifold mufflers and differ-
ing propeller designs at various
operating speeds and distances
from an observer. They deter-
mined that several components,
when used together, could provide
the needed incremental improve-
ments to reduce airboat sound lev-
els significantly. They include muf-
flers, wide-blade propellers and
prop-speed reduction.
Historically, "flex-pipe" (flexible
tubing that diverts engine exhaust


behind the boat) has been widely
accepted as a reasonable device
for muffling sound. Newly released
scientific research reveals flex-pipe
does not meet Florida's muffling
requirements.
"Your Guide to Safe and Courte-
ous Airboat Operation," a
brochure included with the letter,
discusses additional methods to
further reduce sound levels and
includes the Airboater Code of
Ethics, tips on courtesy and proper
outdoor stewardship.
For more information about air-
boat muffling requirements, go to
MyFWC.com/Boating/AirboatMuf-
flingRequirements.htm.


Victims Rights week


WEST PALM BEACH On
Thursday, April 27, from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. the Crime Awareness
and Prevention Fair will be pre-
sented at the Palm Beach Mall,
in West Palm Beach. The fair is
a multi-faceted community
effort to educate the public
about crime prevention and
programs available to assist vic-


tims of crime.
It also includes a children's
art exhibit.
On Friday, April 28, from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the 26th
Annual Awards Luncheon will
be held at the Presidential
Country Club, 2300 Presidential
Way, West Palm Beach.


Crimestoppers


Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office officials are asking for
help in locating fugitive Christine
Smith.
Smith, 18, a black female, is 5
feet 5 inches tall and weighs
approximately 192 pounds. She
has black hair and brown eyes.
She has a scar on her right arm.
Her last known address is Shirley
Drive in Pahokee. She is wanted
on felony charges of violation of
supervised release, aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon,
aggravated assault on a law
enforcement officer with a dead-


ly weapon
and domestic
battery. A
warrant for
her arrest was
issued April .- -
21, 2006. Any
one who has
information ; .
about this ,
person is Christine
asked to call Smith
1-800-458
TIPS (8477). For more informa-
tion online, go to
www.crimestoppers.com.


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Glades gets peek at area economic entity


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE History will
show that the best-laid plans of
mice and men often go awry.
The statement can be evi-
denced in the myriad projects in
the area that, due to a lack of
financial or professional follow-
through, often did not make it
past the conceptual stage.
Looking to provide an avenue
through which the plans of local
cities and residents may actually
have a chance, officials in Palm
Beach County are hoping that
the Glades will embrace a
regional economic development
entity.
Though the idea is still at a
very early stage, and the board
does not yet exist, the plans have
already caught the attention of
local leaders some of whom
are excited with the plans, oth-
ers who feel that they should
tread more carefully, worried
that they may be losing the
power to shape the future of
their own communities.
"I think it will be a benefit to
the Glades if it can be an entity
that doesn't dictate to the cities,


but will partner with the cities,"
said Pahokee Mayor.l.P. Sasser.
The idea behind the concept
resulted from a study in 2002,
completed by Dr. Herb Marlowe
of Arrington-Marlowe, called the
Business Plan for the Glades.
This study looked at many eco-
nomic efforts currently under-
way in the Glades, and asked
residents and business leaders in
the area to identify how best to
put the plans into place. The
consensus was the suggestion to
establish a "regional economic
development entity governed by
the economic interests of the
region."
Now, the Palm Beach County
Office of Economic Develop-
ment, along with Dr. Marlowe, is
introducing the concept to the
local cities. A presentation of the
concept was provided at the
Monday Tri-Cities Meeting in
Belle Glade.
The role of the regional eco-
nomic development entity has
been the topic of much debate
in recent weeks, with one of the
comments being that the new
agency would usurp powers that
each municipality now has in


the development of their cities
and towns.
Dr. Marlowe said that the plan
for the economic development
entity was never based on taking
powers away from municipali-
ties, but had been planned from
the start as playing more of a
complementary role, aiding the
cities in some of their more
ambitious projects.
"If you guys say we don't
want to do it [a project], then we
don't want to do it," explained
Dr. Marlowe. "It's not trying to
make policy, that's your job," he
told commissioners. "This is not
a governmental bureaucracy."
The idea is in shaping rough
concepts to the point where
cities then have the ability to
look at them from a more pre-
cise and more logically thought-
out perspective. The profession-
al expertise would fill in those
gaps such as design and plan-
ning that the local cities with
their budgetary constraints
sometimes cannot afford to pay.
The entity would take referrals
from the cities, or the unincor-
porated areas, and, depending
on staff, could concentrate on


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by First Bank, last Thursday in Clewiston.. Left to right are Miller Couse, President/CEO
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about a handful of projects from
year to year.
The entity would be funded
by a combination of public
funds, grants, foundations and
university support.
"If there is a project that you
can't put your arms around, this
team can do it," said Pam Nolan
with the county's office of eco-
nomic development. According
to Ms. Nolan, the entity would
also relieve her staff from having
to concentrate simply on the
most important projects going
on in the Glades at any given
time. "In my office we're
swamped with projects from the
Glades."
The actual entity may have
approximately three people on
staff, including an executive
director, an architect and a per-
son with project development
experience, or perhaps a slight
variation, depending on the
focus of the entity.
South Bay Commissioner
Shirley Walker-Turner expressed
concern at the "regionalization"
of the area. With more and more
services being turned over to the
county including fire, police
and the regional water plant that
is now under construction -
she asked when the regionaliza-
tion would end, or if the county
had eventual plans to create a
single, large area made up of the
three cities in the Glades.
While local cities have a limit-
ed say on whether or not the
board is created, the request
from the group for the appoint-
ment of members to the board
may just be the trigger to get the
agency up and running.
At the moment, the board is
to be made up of over 21 mem-
bers, which will be appointed by
each of the cities and the unin-
corporated lands, the area
chambers of commerce, the
local college, and representa-
tives from the agricultural com-
munity, as well as the Workforce
Alliance and other associations.
The make-up of the board
also represents the desire to add
more political weight to the enti-
ty. "I stress that it needs to be
regional," Dr. Marlowe said.
"Out here, everyone wins
together or everyone fails
together."


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11/Z5/s 4/11/06
SJoseph Michael was born November 25, 1951 at
SHendry General Hospital in Clewiston, Florida to
r Dorothy and Fred Postell. "Joe" was the youngest sibling.
His older brothers were Wilbur Postell of Clewiston,
S'T Dennis Postell of Punta Gorda, Florida and one sister,
Anna Postell Clinard of Clewiston. He was preceded in
A/ .. death by a brother, Melvin, a niece, Connie Clinard and his
SDad, Fred Postell. Joey died April 11, 2006 at Lee
Memorial Hospital.
Joe was born healthy but with a defect in his bladder
that was difficult to diagnose. Before his first birthday he had suffered permanent dam-
age due to high fevers resulting in his mental retardation.
Even though Joe was deficient in his mental abilities, he was a most unique and
special creation of God. His life was colorful with his own exceptional personality and
his love for people was unsurpassed. Joe's love and respect for God was commendable
and genuine.
Our Dad became very ill. Due to the intense care of Daddy we had to make a
decision in Joe's behalf and admit him to Gulf Coast Facility in East Ft. Myers, Florida.
Joe spent 13 years at the facility but frequented his home town with visits until his
health no longer permitted home visits.
Joe will long be remembered as the self employed, self appointed "inspector" of
all building sites, including City Hall, Post Office, Banks, Department Stores, Grocery
Stores, Churches or whatever may .be under construction including sidewalks,
Sugarland Highway, W.C. Owen, Aztec, drainage canals/ditches. Joe never missed a
happening when it involved his sweet home town of Clewiston. His enthusiasm to
"assist" often turned into havoc, but none the less he could be counted on to "be on the


job."


Joe had an admiration for the Fire Department that ran a close first to his job


as Inspector. He never missed a meeting and he would be available to direct the trucks
to and from the calls whenever the sun was up or had not set beyond dusk. Our home
was across the street from the Fire Station. Our parents owned and operated Clewiston
Seafood and Poultry Market for many years. It was located across the street from the
Fire Department also. Availability to the entire community was convenient whether he
was on his bicycle or walking.
Our family was comforted, at the service for Joe, when various friends would
share about their good times with him down through the years. Michael Baldree was in
the states for a few days (he's a Missionary overseas) and spoke of his families times
growing up around Joe. Bo Pelham, Fire Marshall, gave accurate data pertaining to
Joe's activity around the Fire Department. The united messages by Pastor Corley and
his son, Gary, gave a fresh insight on God having a purpose for each of His creations -
fulfilling purpose is not always the picture perfect definition we may be prone to place
on God's plan. So it was with our son and brother, Joe.
It would not be complete if Joe's love and care for all fellowmen were not
included. Many will remember Doc's Taxi Service from Harlem. You may also remem-
ber Doc had a most individualized method of conducting his business of transporting his
passengers in and out of the various streets, alleys and roads of our area. Basically, you
rode at your own risk. Although, Joe would hitch a (free) ride with Doc on any given
day and never think twice about Doc's driving skills. In fact, more often than not, he
drummed up ample business for Doc from his reserved front passenger seat.
Having the biggest and newest fire truck leading the procession for Joe as he
was being taken to his burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery was a tribute, in his behalf, we
will always remember. As Joe's family, we will hold Joe's friends in our community close
to our hearts. Thank you for loving him and caring for him through the years. God bless
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KEH Elementary
Kathryn E.
Cunningham/Canal Point Ele-
mentary is holding its annual
Kindergarten Roundup on
Wednesday, May 3, 9 a.m. to
10:30 a.m. Students and their par-
ents may come tour the school,
visit Kindergarten classrooms, lis-
ten to a story and enjoy a deli-
cious snack. In order for students
to attend Kindergarten during the
2006-07 school year, they must be
5 years old on or before Septem-
ber 1. Parents will also be able to
register their students at this time.
The following is needed: 1) birth
certificate, 2) updated physical,
3) updated shot records, 4) proof
of residency. Please call Mrs. Pot-
ter at 924-6460 if you have any
questions.

District SCIENCE FAIR WIN-
NERS
Mrs. Cullum's Kindergarten
class' science fair project won
2nd place in the district competi-
tion! Way to Go Little Whales!

Honors Assembly
The honors assembly will be
held on Thursday, April 27. Stu-
dents who are receiving awards
will be bringing home invitations!
Grades K-2, 8:45-9:30 a.m.,
Grades 3-6, 9:45-10:30 a.m.

Dates To Note:
April 27: Professional Devel-
opment Day (1/2 day students)
April 27: Awards Ceremony
May 2: Kindergarten to Butter-
fly World
May 3: Kindergarten Roundup
9:00-10:30
May 12: Spring Holiday
May 16: SAC Meeting 6:00
May 31: Last Day of School

Glade View Elementary
Employee of the Month
On Monday, April 3, Mrs. Mary
O. Evans, principal of Glade View
Elementary announced Mr. Brian
Monico as the Employee of the
Month for April. Mr. Monico has
been a speech-language patholo-
gist at Glade View for two years,
and he works with students in
grades Pre-K through 5. He is the
Pre-K/Speech-Language
Impaired Grade Chairman and
has participated in the school's
FCAT tutorial and Summer
Extravaganza programs. Mr.
Monico's main goal is to help stu-
dents acquire adequate speech
and language skills necessary for
academic achievement. He
enjoys working with the staff and
students here at Glade View.
Glade View Elementary would
like to thank Mr. Monico for his
dedication and hard work.
School Effectiveness Ques-
tionnaire
The Florida Department of
Education requires schools to
administer climate surveys and to


Submitted to The Sun
Glade View Principal Mary O. Evans is shown with the Qual-
ity Assurance Review (QAR) Team, who visited the school to
verify the school's compliance with SACS standards. The
school received exemplary reviews from the QAR team.


use the results in the develop-
ment of school improvement
plans. Our district complies with
this requirement through the
School Effectiveness Question-
naire (SEQ), available in
teacher/staff and parent versions.
Glade View Elementary School
will send home the SEQ surveys
to parents and asks that they be
returned to your child's teacher
no later than Thursday, April 27,
2006. If you have any questions,
please contact the school at 561-
993-4035.

Title I Migrant Student Recog-
nition
On Saturday, April 22, 2006,
Rose Amilcar received one of the
Migrant Student Education
Awards at the Title I Migrant
Recognition Luncheon. Rose is a
5th grader at Glade View Elemen-
tary School. She has received the
Principal's Award in Reading
Counts each trimester. The prin-
cipal's award is given to students
who receive grades of all A's and
all 3's in conduct. She is a mem-
ber of the Reading & Writing club
and a Safety Patrol. Rose always
conducts herself as a well man-
nered young lady. She has a good
heart and is always willing to help
others when needed. She is an
outstanding student that truly
deserves this recognition.

Katydid Sale
Glade View Elementary staff
and students began selling Katy-
dids on Friday, March 31, 2006.
Katydids are being sold for $10 a
can. All participating students
were asked to sell a minimum of
two tins of Katydids. As always,
students are not permitted to sell
door-to-door. We ask that parents
help their child by selling the
candy to friends, neighbors and
relatives. This fundraiser will con-
tinue through Thursday, April
28th. All proceeds from the
fundraiser will be used for educa-
tional materials, equipment and


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v- Dr. Manuel L. Soto III
^ Chiropractic Physician

FREE CONSULTATION & EXAM
(a $190 value)
Glades Chiropractic Center is a subluxation-based,
wellness healthcare facility.
We provide Chriopractic, Physical Therapy, Massage
Therapy, Spinal Decompression, Permanent Hair
Removal, Wrinkle & Acne Treatments. X-ray on site.
We treat a wide variety of conditions including auto
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Most insurance accepted. Affordable payment plans for the uninsured.
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Submitted to The Sun
Glade View Elementary is
pleased that student Jordan
Hooper is a Character
Counts Recipient.
projects to benefit all of our stu-
dents. If you are interested in pur-
chasing a tin of Katydids, please
contact any staff member or stu-
dent at Glade View Elementary
School.

Special Recognitions
Glade View staff and student
would like to thank our Commu-
nity Business Partners: U-Save,
Do-nut Connection, Winn Dixie,
South Bay Correctional Facility,
Glades Correctional Institution,
Potter's Garden, Area Agency on
Aging/Foster Grandparent Pro-
gram, The Sun Newspaper, Girls
and Boys Town, WSWN Radio
Station, Florida Atlantic Universi-
ty College of Nursing/Community
Based Nursing Project and all of
our community support person-
nel for all donations, services and
support rendered to us. We are
extremely grateful and hope that
you will continue your mission of
giving.

Character Counts Award
Mrs. Mary O. Evans, Principal
of Glade View Elementary
School, is proud to announce Jor-
dan Hooper a Kindergarten stu-
dent at Glade View Elementary
School, for the Sun Sentinel Char-


acter Counts Award for her excel-
lent academic achievement. Jor-
dan is a Kindergarten student
who reads and writes on a 1st
grade level. She is polite, helpful
to classmates and just a delightful
student to her teacher, Ms. Mar-
shall. Jordan's parents are very
involved with the school and her
academics.

Gove Elementary
School

Wellness Team Update
Wellness Week will kick-off
the French Field Day for Gove Ele-
mentary:
May 1: Wellness Fair with Soc-
cer and/or Tennis Clinic for stu-
dents from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There
will be more than 20 Stations
where families can learn about
their own health and wellness.
Plus information about health
opportunities in our community!
These academic and wellness
projects are funded by the PEW
Foundation and the Coordinated
School Health Department grants.
May 3: Walk to School Day for
K-6 from 7:10 to 7:55 a.m.

French Field Day:
May 3: Kindergarten 8:30 to
9:50 a.m.; first grade 10:20 to
11:40 a.m.; fourth grade 12:40 to
2p.m.
May 4: Second grade --8:30
to 9:50 a.m.; third grade 10:20 to
11:40 a.m.; fifth grade 12:40 to 2
p.m.
Sign Up and volunteer to enjoy
a fun day for all!
Sixth grade will be doing a
track meet on the May 11 with a
Faculty Kickball game at the end
of the day!!
All monies earned will be for
the PTO fund for next year!!

Wellness Fair
On May 1, come to learn well-
ness levels, accessibility to health
care, safety and wellness man-
agement techniques for yourself,
family and friends. Wellness Sta-
tions will include: Heart Rates,
Blood Pressure, 02 Blood level,
Vision, Blood Sugar and Asthma
Screenings, BMI's, Flexibility,
Hand Strength, and other Fitness
and Health Evaluations offered by
Palm Beach Health District and
Palm Beach County Health
Department. These academic
and wellness projects are funded
by the PEW Foundation and the
Coordinated School Health
Department grants.
Door Prizes will be given to
the first 50 participants!

Pahokee Elementary
Glades Mathematics and Sci-
ence Showcase will be held
Thursday, May 11, in the Pahokee
Elementary School Cafeteria.
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This information is 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 County. This
is the fourth article in the series.
For the past few weeks we
have been discussing Avian Flu
and steps that can be to taken to
prepare in the event of a pandem-
ic flu. Dr. Fernandez, Director for
Hendry and Glades Health
Department, has encouraged citi-
zens of Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties to prepare a disaster kit. The
supplies can also be used to be
prepared for hurricane season.
Dr. Fernandez has recommended
stocking up on prescription med-
icines, preparing a family emer-
gency plan, and purchasing sev-
eral non perishable food items
each week.
What is Avian Influenza?
Bird Flu is a virus that affects
birds. Avian Influenza does not
usually infect people, but infec-
tions with these viruses have


occurred in humans. The possi-
bility of a human being infected is
rare and usually involves touch-
ing a sick or dead bird that carried
the virus, handling infected birds,
or touching surfaces contaminat-
ed by sick birds or their drop-
pings.
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 pan-
demic flu.
What causes a pandemic?
A pandemic starts when three
things happen:
*A new influenza virus sub-
type emerges
elt infects humans, causing
them to be seriously ill
*It spreads easily and rapidly
from human to human.


Experts are concerned
because the first two conditions
have already been met. The
H5N1 is a new virus for which
humans have no immunity. It has
infected over 194 people in which
half died, which means it is a par-
ticularly virulent (potent) disease.
As the disease spreads, there are
more opportunities for the virus
to mutate (change) into a strain
that is easily transmissible
between people.
What happens in a pandemic?
What could I expect to see?
There would be warning
signs. Possible signs might
include:
eClusters of patients with
avian flu symptoms in different
parts of the country.
*Health workers caring for
these patients would start to
show the same symptoms, indi-
cating that the third criteria for a
pandemic had been met: person
to person transmission was tak-
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*Because the flu can be trans-
mitted by coughing or sneezing
even before a person knows they
are sick, avian influenza would


spread rapidly because of travel
and transmission due to close
proximity.
eHospitals could be over-
whelmed by the number of peo-
ple seeking care, and there may
be high rates of worker absen-
teeism which could interrupt the
flow of services such as police,
fire, and rescue.
eTransportation and commu-
nications could suffer if there was
a quarantine order; and leisure
activities would be discouraged
thereby affecting the economy.
*Medicine and medical equip-
ment might be in short supply.
oPandemics can last 6-24
months.

More information will be pro-
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that the best defense against any
infection is proper hand-washing.
Dr. Fernandez states, "Our com-
munity should use this time to
prepare, not panic, and remem-
ber that the goal of the Hendry
and Glades County Health
Departments is to keep our com-
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Officials Association (SGFOA),
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time. According to Mr. Smith
who is a LaBelle resident and
veteran high school official, a
very severe shortage of officials
for all sports at all levels exists
nationwide. The demand for
officials in Florida has outgrown
the growth of the officiating
ranks. Mr. Smith said the SGFOA
will train, assign games and pay
you for officiating high school
games. Youth (Pop Warner) offi-
ciating can also be scheduled
through SGFOA membership.
The spring recruiting meeting of
the SGFOA will be held Monday
May 8, beginning at 7 p.m. in the


cafeteria at Fort Myers Senior
High School. All persons inter-
ested are invited to attend the
meeting and/or call Nick Smith
at (863)675-3502 for more infor-
mation.


Lifeguards needed
CLEWISTON The city of
Clewiston Recreation Depart-
ment is hiring Red Cross Certi-
fied lifeguards for the 2006 sum-
mer term. Starting pay is $9 per
hour. Applications are available
at Clewiston City Hall.


Big Bucks tourna-
ments are coming
CLEWISTON Fishing tour-
naments will be held May 6-7,
and June 10-11. The Big Bucks
Tournaments allow for larger
paybacks and more prizes.
These are two-day events with


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


Coast Guard makes
house calls
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Did
you know the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary makes house calls?
They will come to your home to
discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your


boat. This service is free. You
will receive a cordial, informa-
tive and confidential boat
inspection. A vessel safety check
decal will be placed on boats
that meet all the requirements.
Call 467-3085 to arrange a boat
check.


Christian Athletes
Banquet and Silent
Auction
CLEWISTON Everyone is
cordially invited to attend the
2006 Fellowship of Christian
Athletes Banquet and Silent
Auction on Thursday, April 27 at
Sonny BBQ, dinner at 6:30 p.m.
There will be a special guest
speaker and a silent auction
with many incredible items.
Please RSVP to Jimmy or Paula
Pittman at: days 983-5450 or
evenings at 983-2373.


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Mr. Mitchell told police he and
the suspect struggled with each
other while parked outside the
Marathon store located at 356
Northwest 16th St., until the sus-
pect managed to momentarily free


himself from Mr. Mitchell's grip and
stab him in the middle of his chest.
Mr. Mitchell then managed to get
out of the car and ran away from
the suspect, who sped away from
the scene in the victim's rental car.
Mr. Mitchell was airlifted to St.
Mary's Hospital in West Palm
Beach, where he was listed to be in
stable condition last week.
Officers have since recovered


the vehicle, a 2006 Ford Focus. The
police recovered fingerprint and
DNA samples from the car after it
was recovered and are now
searching for the person. The
weapon believed to have been
used was not found.
If you have any information on
this case, contact the Belle Glade
Police Department, 996-7251.


Boating accident statistics released


Monroe County has the dubi-
ous distinction of being the most
accident-prone area in Florida
when it comes to boating. It even
surpasses 42 states in boating acci-
dents.
The county, which encompass-
es the Florida Keys, a prime fishing
and boating area, recorded 120
reportable accidents resulting in
49 injuries and six deaths, accord-
ing to the newly released Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) 2005 Florida
Boating Accident Statistical Report.
Only Pinellas County had more
fatalities, seven, but has nearly
twice the number of registered ves-
sels.
"We are very concerned about
the upward trend in boating fatali-
ties, "said FWC Capt. Richard
Moore, Florida's boating law
administrator. Especially given the
fact the vast majority of them are
easily preventable. Paying attention
to what's going on around your
boat is very important, since many
accidents are the result of a colli-


sion with another vessel or fixed
object."
Monroe County's accident fig-
ures are more than double those of
the No. 2 finisher, Palm Beach
County, which had 51 reported
accidents. Palm Beach County also
has nearly twice as many regis-
tered vessels. Ironically, Monroe
County is not in the top 10 in boat-
ing education cards issued. Palm
Beach County leads the state in
boating education cards issued,
followed by Pinellas County.
The primary cause of accidents
in Monroe County was careless
operation or inattentiveness, with
collision with another vessel the
leading accident.
Overall, Florida once again saw
an increase in the number of boat-
ing fatalities, the majority of which
were falls overboard, according to
boating accident reports.
Eighty people lost their lives in
69 incidents last year, a 15 percent
increase from 2004. In 2005, falls
overboard increased 53 percent
over the previous year, resulting in.


29 incidents with 30 victims. Seven-
ty-nine percent of fatal falls over-
board involved an open motorboat
or some other small, unstable craft.
Additionally, 69 percent of fatal falls
overboard occurred on calm,
inland waters; 93 percent resulted
in the person drowning (63 per-
cent of them could swim); none of
the victims were wearing or using a
life jacket; 53 percent were at least
51 years old.
"As for the deaths," Moore said,
"the simple act of wearing a life
jacket is your best insurance on the
water. Our stats show it's mostly
swimmers who are drowning
when they unexpectedly end up in
the water."
Sandy Morone and Gay Kite of
Ocala outlived their sons, who
drowned in a boating accident
Dec. 19,2004 on Half Moon Lake in
the Ocala National Forest. Their
sons, Allan Michael Morone, 22,
and John Edward Ray, 23, failed to
wear life vests. Their bodies were
not recovered for more than a
week.


School News in Brief


Glades Mathematics
and Science Showcase
The Glades Mathematics and
Science Showcase will be held on
Thursday, May 11 in the Pahokee
Elementary School cafeteria. The
showcase will display the talents of
our local community. Students and
teachers will be engaged in hands
on activities, singing, dancing, and
integrating reading into mathemat-
ics and science. All elementary
schools are invited to participate in
the community event. For more
information please feel free to call
Altoria Henley, 924-6460 or Lawan-
da Harper, 924-6466. Thankyou for
your support!
Kindergarten
Round-Ups
Kindergarten Round-Ups are
orientation meetings for parents
and their incoming kindergarten-
ers. These meetings provide infor-
mation about registration require-
ments, dress code, kindergarten
curriculum, and is some cases, a
tour of the facilities. Parents will
also receive information on sum-
mer activities to help prepare stu-
dents for kindergarten, including
Voluntary Pre-Kinder program.
Parents will receive a registra-
tion packet, including registration
schedule.
Items needed to register stu-
dents: original Birth certificate
(child must be age 5 on or before
Sept. 1, 2006), two forms of proof
of residence location such as utility
bills, lease, or contract. A driver's
license is NOT proof of residence,
proof of physical examination
within the year on form 3040, proof
of up-to-date immunizations on
original 680 form.
Gove Elementary School
Kindergarten Round Up: May 8-11,
at the school, 900 S.W. Ave. G.,
Belle Glade; phone (561)993-4042;
Monday and Tuesday: noon to 5:30
p.m. and Wednesday and Thurs-
day: noon to 3 p.m.
Rosenwald Elementary Pre-K
and Kinder Round Up will be May 9
through August 15, during regular
office hours.
Kathryn E.
Cunningham/Canal Point Elemen-
tary will hold Kindergarten
Roundup on Wednesday, May 3, 9
to 10:30 a.m.
For more information, contact
the elementary school in your area.
Mentor Center
program
We are currently recruiting
mentors for our children in the
after-school program. Lend a
hand, become a mentor. Just two
hours a week, a one-year commit-
ment. Center Director: Tina
McNutt; Program Coordinator:
Cynthia McMillan, Mentor Center at


Pahokee Elementary School, 560
East Main .Street, Pahokee
(561)924-6544 or (561)924-2070.

Apply 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.
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 need-
ing 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 (561)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 stu-
dents for the FCAT test and will be

held Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. elementary and middle
school students are invited to par-
ticipate. The Weed and Seed Pro-
gram also offers parenting classes
and a youth mentoring program.


For more information, please con-
tact Carleen Downing, (561)996-
4220.
ECMHSP accepts
enrollment
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is now accepting
enrollment applications. ECMHSP
is a federally funded non-profit
organization that serves migrant
workers' children ages six weeks to
five years. For more information or
for an aJump front stories, photos,
and briefs as needed. ESOL classes
Through a grant from the J.P.
Morgan Foundation, GCDC is offer-
ing ESOL Classes for Haitian and
Hispanic residents in the Glades
community. These classes will be
held in the following locations. St.
Mary's Catholic Church-1200 E.
Main Street, Pahokee, Father John
Maricante; 1st Haitian Baptist
Church, 200 S.W. Avenue B. Belle
Glade, Rev. Morales; St. Hiliare,
Pastor Mary Ann Rogers-Bell is the
instructor for these classes. Resi-
dents interested in attending
should contact Carmen Canales,
Elisabeth Joseph or Hilaria Cama-
cho at GCDC, (561)992-9500.
ECMHSP looking
for volunteers
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is looking for vol-
unteers. If you can donate a few
hours of your time, the perfect
opportunity might exist for you.
Opportunities to serve are endless
and include office support, kitchen
assistance, classroom assistance
and much more. Volunteers are
needed Mon-Fri from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Please call Erica at (561)996-2232
for more information about being
a part of this excellent and mean-
ingful experience.
Migrant Head
Start opens
East Coast Migrant Head Start is
looking for children ages five and
under. East Coast Migrant Head
Start believes that all children can
benefit from the educational,
health, and social services that the
program provides. Families with
children who have disabilities are
encouraged to apply. For more
information regarding eligibility,
call Cindy Guerra at (561)996-2939:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday Friday.
Wee Care has meals
Wee Care Child Development
Center is a participant in the Child
Care Food Program. Children
enrolled in the center are eligible to
receive free and reduced cost
meals at no cost to the parent. Wee
Care is located at 209 SW 10 Street
in Belle Glade. For more informa-
tion, please call (561)996-6196.


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After listening to the other mem-
bers of Five Star, of which Mr.
Givans is believed to play a small
part, city officials brought the
issue up once more with com-
missioners.
Representatives of Five Star
told the commission that it
would close on the property by
May 22. They explained that Mr.
Givans' involvement with them
was limited to the exclusive
rights he holds to the Howard
Johnson franchise license in
Belle Glade. Without him, they
said, they would be unable to
build the hotel.
Two more interested parties
made their pleas before the
commission. One, the owner of
a local chain of gas stations,
expressed interest in securing $5
million to build a Holiday Inn
Express at the site of the armory.
A third company in Palm Beach
County proposed a similar con-
cept.
Though the city attorney sug-
gested the city take a look at all
the proposals and study the feasi-
bility of perhaps selling the land
for even more than had been
originally decided, based on the
interest it has attracted, the com-
mission voted to give Five Star the
opportunity to close the sale in
three weeks. It also voted to work
with the second interest party in
drafting a backup contract.
"I am still concerned that I
will go with the gentlemen who
have put their money where their
mouth is," Commissioner Gwen
Asia-Williams said of Five Star's
investment so far.
If Five Star is unable to close
the deal, the city stands to keep
the initial $55,000 the company
offered previously, as well as an
additional $20,000 in nonrefund-
able deposits.


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the commission.
"We didn't get the opportunity
to make that decision," Commis-
sioner Babb said. "I have a prob-
lem ratifying when I didn't vote."
After listening to the city manag-
er's explanation that the language
was a simple mistake in commu-
nication, he urged her to be more
cautious with future documents.
The ratification was approved
unanimously.


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Continued From Page 1
preferred to have Mayor
Clarence Anthony present when
the commission makes its final
determination on the motion.
The issue stems from a for-
mal protest that Structural Sys-
tems filed against the city days
after losing its bid for property
on the business park to winning
developer Milani.
While the city maintained
that the company had the
opportunity to work with Milani
itself in securing necessary land,
Structural Systems' John
Ambrose argued that the city's
decision to award the bid to
another developer had effective-
ly put it out of business. On
numerous occasions he told the
commission he would do what-
ever was necessary to save his
company, including involving
his attorneys in the matter. Since
then, employees of the company
have appeared before the com-
mission to ask that the city
reconsider its award to Milani.
The protest seemed to have
an effect.
On April 4, Commissioner
John Wilson made a motion to
reconsider the city's bid award
to Milani. Under advice by the
city's attorney, the commission
voted to table the motion to a
future meeting to allow, out of
courtesy, Commissioner Joe
Kyles the chance to vote. Com-
missioner Kyles was one of the
commissioner's who voted to
award the bid to Milani.
During the discussion at that
meeting, the city attorney
brushed over the legal ramifica-
tions the reconsideration may
have on the city, especially in
light of Mr. Ambrose's remarks


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over the course of recent
months.
The companies involved will
now have to wait until the next
city meeting before there is any
closure to the motion to recon-
sider.
Commissioner John Wilson
agreed when Commissioner
Kyles offered a motion to table
the vote, adding that he will be
reevaluating his own position in
the issue prior to voting.
Commissioner Wilson was
the commissioner who pro-
posed the reconsideration in the
first place giving Structural
Systems a possible opportunity
of securing land in the business
park but at last week's meet-
ing displayed what appeared to
be a change of heart.
"My main concern here is
that I don't want to lose any jobs
in South Bay," said Commission-
er Wilson, who offered the
motion on the grounds that los-
ing the company meant losing
valuable jobs for South Bay's
residents. "From what I've been
told in the last week, we don't
have many jobs (at Structural
Systems)," he said.
After the commission voted
to table the item again at last
week's meeting, John Gary, who
is representing Milani, said his
clients should have ownership
of the property. "We've made
what we think is an excellent
offer to develop a park that will
create a lot of jobs," said Mr.
Gary. "We're still interested and
we're absolutely hopeful that
theywon't (reconsider)."
Commissioner Shirley Walk-
er-Turner removed herself from
voting in all discussions regard-
ing the issue, because her sister
had been one of the initial enti-
ties to respond to the city's
advertisement of the property.


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Area alligator farmers cashing in on fashion trends


GAINESVILLE, Fla. While
some agricultural producers are
facing tough times, Florida alli-
gator farmers are cashing in on
reptile chic the growing
worldwide demand for alligator
skins on everything from belts
and boots to $10,000 designer
handbags.
"The market for high-end alli-
gator leather products is very
strong right now, and farmers
are getting top dollar for their
gator skins," said Perran Ross, a
wildlife ecologist with the Uni-
versity of Florida's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"Florida alligator farming has
had its ups and downs in recent
years, but it's definitely a good
time for those who are already
established in the business."
He said Louisiana is the
nation's leading producer, har-
vesting about 300,000 alligators
every year compared to 60,000
in Florida, but Hurricanes Katri-
na and Rita damaged alligator
egg production in Louisiana. As
a result, luxury-goods manufac-
turers in the United States and
Europe need to secure future
supplies of alligator skins, which
is helping Florida farmers who
can provide high quality prod-
ucts.
He said the value of finished
alligator skin products may be
anywhere from five to ten times
the raw-product value.
Alien Register, owner of
Gatorama in Palmdale, Fla., one
of 60 licensed alligator farms in
the state, said prices for alligator
bellies range from $40 to $50 per
foot, which is up by almost 50
percent from a few years ago.
He said that belly skins are more
valuable because they are soft


AP Photo/Marisol Amador/UF/IFAS
Perran Ross, a wildlife ecolo-
gist with the University of
Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences,
holds an alligator being
raised for its meat and skin -
Monday, March 27, 2006. He
said that demand is high and
prices are good for Florida
alligator skins, particularly
smaller skins of high quality
used in fashion accessories.
In Louisiana, the nation's
largest producer, the 2005
hurricanes reduced the har-
vest of wild alligators and
damaged egg nests, boost-
ing demand for Florida alli-
gator products.
and flat, compared to horn-back
skins that have bumpy ridges
and are often used in western-
wear market."
Like other Florida alligator
farmers, Register harvests gators
when they reach four or five feet
in length, which requires about


two years of growth. He said
Louisiana farmers typically har-
vest three- or four-foot long alli-
gators after one year to save on
the space needed to raise such
large numbers.
"In the past, buyers have
been a lot more fussy about
scars and scratches on hides,
but we are seeing less emphasis
on those imperfections, proba-
bly because of the increased
demand from U.S. and foreign
luxury-goods manufacturers,"
he said. "After some slow times
during the past eight or nine
years, the market is definitely on
the upswing."
In addition to the strong inter-
national demand for alligator
hides, the domestic appetite for
alligator meat is growing, com-
manding prices of $4.50 to $4.75
per pound at the wholesale level
and $7.50 to $10 per pound at
retail, Register said.
Christy Plott Redd, marketing
director for American Tanning
and Leather Company in Griffin,
Ga., buys skins from producers
all over the world but prefers
American alligator skins
because of their high quality.
"Florida is key to our busi-
ness because we need those
grade-one skins to sell to hand-
bag manufacturers and fashion
designers," she said. "As the
demand for better quality, faster
delivery and larger sizes contin-
ues to grow, the farmers in Flori-
da will play a bigger role in the
luxury market."
She said some skins are com-
mercially harvested, while oth-
ers are taken in cooperation
with a state's nuisance alligator
program. "From our experience,
the percentage of grade-one


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skins or handbag-quality skins
- is about 8 percent from those
taken from the wild. That num-
ber jumps to 90 percent or more
when we buy farm-raised
skins."
Ms. Redd said there will
always be a demand for good
quality skins, and farmers who
are good can stay in business
during difficult times. "We have
all seen the hard times in this
business, and it's not pretty," she
said. "It's sad to see people
who've been around for years
and years suddenly go out of
business, but it happens in every
industry."
She said farmers should
focus on growing the best alliga-
tors they can rather than grow-
ing the most alligators they can.
"When demand slacks off,
that's when we start getting
more picky," Redd said. "We
can always sell good skins, but
we can hardly give the poor
ones away. In this industry, we
need more research on how to
grow the best quality skins."
Ross, an alligator and croco-
dile expert in UF's wildlife ecolo-
gy and conservation depart-
ment, said alligator farming has
about a $25 million impact on
Florida's economy. He said it is


not a "get rich quick scheme"
but one that requires large capi-
tal investments over a three- or
four-year period when little or
no income is being generated.
To protect this renewable
resource in Florida, alligator
farms are licensed and regulated
by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
He said the vast majority of
alligator skins are produced
from eggs purchased and col-
lected from wild alligators in the
state.
"These eggs are hatched and
raised in farms to produce a fast
growing and better quality prod-
uct," he said. "Therefore, there
is a direct link between these
valuable reptiles and maintain-
ing wetland habitats for them."
Ross said the commercial
harvest of alligators actually
helps conserve the species and
their habitats because the eco-
nomic incentives from egg pro-
duction and legal harvesting
encourage landowners to main-
tain wetlands. In addition,
license fees from the program
help support research, monitor-
ing and wildlife management
programs that conserve alliga-
tors.
"In other words, alligators


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servation," he said. "Florida has
a model program that is emulat-
ed all over the world for manag-
ing alligators and their habitat
for sustainable economic gain."
Another advantage of alliga-
tor farming is that farmers can
produce high-value products
year-round for national and
international markets, he said.
"Alligator farms do not require
large tracts of land or water, and
farm operations do not have
adverse effects on the environ-
ment. Land that may have been
a nonproductive or marginal
wetland can be used for alligator
farming," he said.
Alligator farming is also an
efficient way to utilize meat and
meat products that are not suit-
able for human consumption.
Aged or freezer-burned meat,
unused fish from commercial
trawlers and offal from poultry
processing plants are good
sources of food for farms, Ross
said.
He said American crocodiles,
whose hides are similar to alliga-
tor skins, are making a come-
back in South Florida, but these
endangered reptiles cannot be
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By Patty Brant
LAIBELLE The 2005 hurri-
(caiI( season made believers out of
a lot of Hendry and ( .1 I. ,. County
residents. Many are still trying to
piece their lives back together after
Wilma's catastrophic strike last
October. With the start of the 2006
hurricane season only about six
weeks away, preparations are in
full swing for what is being fore-
casted as another year of numer-
ous and potentially deadly storms.
'his year Hendry and Glades
ale trying something new to serve
son ie of its "most fragile residents."
Persons with Special Needs (PSNs)
-- those with chronic medical con-
ditions requiring special accom-
modations are provided with a
special shelter during times of
extreme emergency. Special Needs
Shelters offer basic life preserving
accommodations only. There is a
public health nurse on site, but
Director of Nursing for the
Hendry/Glades Health Department
Pat Dobbins warns their function is
to "get you through the crisis" only.
As with all shelters, people must
bring their own necessities includ-
ing food, bedding, toiletries, water
and other comforts as well as their
medications and other health care
needs, including oxygen and dia-
betic paraphernalia. In addition,
those at PSN shelters must have a
caregiver stay with them.
During Wilma, local PSNs were
open for 96 hours. Keep in mind
that shelters are not comfortable
places. They are simply large struc-
tures built to withstand high winds,
intended to keep people safe
through the storm. So, any com-
forts you may have, you will have to
bring with you.
In the past few years, there have
been a total of three PSN shelters in
Hendry/Glades. This year the two
Emergency Management offices
and the Hendry-Glades Health
Department have partnered to con-
solidate them into just one the
Muse Community Center. Built to
withstand a Category Four storm,
the Muse center is a compromise.
Hendry's Emergency Management
Director Tom Kochheiser said the
state wanted local PSNs to be shel-
tered at Sarasota. After Wilma last
year, the state recommended the
area regionalize Emergency Man-
agement functions. The joint PSN is
one way the two counties are
cooperating through team work to
achieve a "high level of service and
safety efficiency," Glades EM Direc-
tor Angela Osceola agrees.
PSN procedures remain the
same. You must register in advance
with your Emergency Management


INI/Patty Brant
A joint Hendry/Glades pilot project has consolidated the area's shelters for Persons with Spe-
cial needs. Members of the bi-county team are, pictured from left: Hendry/Glades Health Depart-
ment Planning Consultant loannis Gountas, Hendry County EM Director Tom Kochheiser, Health
Department Director of Nursing Pat Dobbins and Glades County EM Director Angela Osceola.


office as a PSN. Currently, there are
some 35 people on the PSN registry
in LaBelle, 12 in Clewiston and ten in
Moore Haven. As a storm approach-
es and the shelter opens, emergency
management personnel will still call
those on the register to coordinate
their plan. As previously, Good
Wheels will still pick up people reg-
istered for the PSN shelter or they
may be transported there by family
or friends. Remember, you must be
ready to go when the Good Wheels
bus arrives it will not wait and it
will not return foryou.
Health department nurse Susan
Holland said staff stationed at the
PSN will check patients in, along
with their caregiver and supplies.
They will go over their registration
form and verify their information.
Health department staff is there to
support caregivers, not take their
place in any way, and to provide a
calming effect with a little extra TLC.
The Glades County EMS will
also be using the Muse Community
Center as a staging area, so during
the storm there will be the added
advantage of having EMT/para-
medics on hand if needed. Howev-
er,, once the storm passes and
ambulances can again be on the
road, they will be responding to the
many emergency calls that will
inevitably be coming in.
Residents should remember that
all public shelters are "refuges of last
resort" only. No comforts and no
pets (so make sure to have a plan
for your animals before the storm
hits). Public shelters are crowded
and noisy, with none of the relative
comforts you would have at home,
even with a loss ofpower. Emer-
gency personnel advise that, if you


have anywhere else to go during the
storm, that's your best bet. Stay
home, if possible, shelter with fami-
ly or friends in a substantial struc-
ture or leave the area.
Ms. Osceola and Mr. Kochheiser
remind all residents to start putting
their hurricane supplies together
now. Include necessary medica-
tions (or at least a list of them),
nonperishable foods, water, flash-
lights, radios, batteries, extra


clothes and things to keep you
occupied (books, magazines,
games). If you have a baby, don't
forget baby food, formula, diapers
- all the everyday supplies that
babies need.
To register as a PSN or for more
information, call the Hendry Coun-
ty Emergency Management at 612-
4700 or Glades County Emergency
Management at 941-6020.


Doc Savvy's Pet Corner


Question: Dear Doc Savvy. My
name is Ivan and so is my cat's!
Although we have similar names,
we do not have similar problems.
Ivan is an indoor/outdoor cat with
usually very little wrong going on.
However just yesterday I noticed
he had little white worms crawling
out of his butt! It was very disgust-
ing to say the least. I bought him a
de-wormer at the feed store but
those darn things won't go away.
What do I do, and where did he get
those things from anyway?
Ivan in Canal Point.
Answer: Hey Ivan and Ivan!
Sounds like Ivan the cat has tape-
worms. Tapeworms are a type of
intestinal parasite which are trans-
mitted by fleas! Not by a flea bite,
but by eating a flea. More, than like-
ly Ivan the cat accidentally ate a flea
while grooming himself. Tape-
worms are gotten rid of by a veteri-
nary cesticidal de-wormer. In other
words you have to go to the vet for
help. This de-wormer comes in
both pill and injection form, and
has to be repeated two weeks later.


Doc Savvy
Also Ivan, consider buying some
advantage for your cat for monthly
flea control?
Hope that helps Ivan the person!
Take care,
Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSawy@aol.com and check out
your pet answers weekly in The Pet
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I noticed at the grocery store this
week that papaya is in season.
Papaya is one of Nature's
"superfoods." Papayas are good
sources of carotenes, vitamin C and
flavonoids; the 13 vitamins, folate
and pantothenic acid; and the min-
erals, potassium and magnesium.
The fruit is also a good source of
dietary fiber. A ripe papaya will be
mostly yellow to yellow-orange
and will give slightly between your
palms, but not be mushy.
Papaya is also good for your
digestion. It has long been used as
the "health food" remedy for
ulcers. Papaya enzyme helps break
down foods. For this reason,
papaya enzyme is often an ingredi-
ent in meat tenderizers.
Papayas are a tropical fruit. In
the United States, they are grown in
Hawaii, California and Florida.
The following information
about papayas came from the Uni-
versity of Florida Institute of Food
and Agricultural Services.
The papaya was first described
by the Spanish chronicler Oviedo in
1526 from the Caribbean coast of
Panama and Colombia. It was
soon grown throughout the trop-
ics, its distribution undoubtedly
being aided by an abundance of
seed of relatively long viability (up
to 3 years under cool, dry condi-
tions). It has become naturalized in
many tropical regions, particularly
in areas with fertile soils and abun-
dant rainfall.
Papayas are giant herbaceous,
dicotyledonous plants which may
produce fruit for more than 20
years. When cultivated, plants usu-
ally have a single trunk, but several


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branches may develop as the plants
become older. Trees growing in fer-
tile, well drained soils with sufficient
moisture may reach a height of 30
feet or more. The grayish trunk is
marked by characteristic large leaf
scars and has soft, pulpy wood. The
large, deeply lobed leaves, some-
times reaching 3 feet across, have
hollow, soft petioles 2 feet or more
in length. The melon-like fruit varies
considerably in size and shape, and
hangs from short, thick peduncles
at the leaf axils.
The papaya thrives best under
warm conditions with abundant
rainfall or irrigation. It cannot toler-
ate strong winds, flooding, or
frosts, and it recuperates very slow-
ly if it has sustained considerable
leaf or root injury. Temperatures of
30F or lower usually cause severe
damage or death.
Seeds are produced abundantly
and germinate readily (in 10 to 15
days) and uniformly. Under suitable
growing conditions fruit can be har-
vested in 8 to 10 months. Seeds
should be obtained from ripe fruit,
washed to remove the gelatinous
aril, planted in small pots, and ger-
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pots are ideally suited for this, since
they can be set directly in the field
without removing the plants from
individual containers. Two to three
seeds are sown per pot to compen-
sate for low germinations, damage
by insects, and removal of male
plants. Planting distance depends
on soil fertility, irrigation facilities,
and location. The home owner
should space his plants 8 to 10 feet
apart. The use of machinery in com-
mercial operations requires rows to
be 12 to 15 feet apart, but plants
should be 6 to 8 feet apart in the
row. Seedlings are set in the field
when 6 to 8 inches tall. They begin
flowering after 5 months, and only
one vigorous bisexual or female
plant is allowed to grow, in each site
all others being removed.
In south Florida, if plants are set
in the field in February or March, it
is possible, with good care, to har-
vest fruit in October or November.
This requires starting seedlings in a
greenhouse or under plastic, and
protecting them against frosts by
heating or sprinkler irrigation. In
cooler areas of the state, May and
.June are better months for field
planting, and good yields cannot
be expected before the following
April or May.
The soil should have good
drainage. Papayas are very sensi-
tive to even short periods of flood-
ing. If not killed, they lose their vigor
and regain it very slowly.
Irrigation should be provided
during dry spells because a fluctu-
ating water supply may cause
growth retardation, flower abor-
tion, and dropping of young fruits.
Papayas are fast growing plants


which require an abundant supply
of nutrients if they are to be highly
productive. Supplemental fertiliza-
tion is particularly important in infer-
tile soils. Nitrogen and phosphorus
are especially important. In Florida,
young plants should be started with
l Ib of a 10-10-10-5 mixture (with
30 percent of the nitrogen from nat-
ural organic sources) at planting
time or shortly after. This amount of
fertilizer is applied every 2 weeks
and should be increased gradually
to 1l'/ lb until the plants are 7 to 8
months old. Thereafter, monthly
applications should be sufficient,
unless unusually hard rains occur.
Fertilizer should be reapplied under
these conditions.
Green papaya ripens at room
temperature in about three to five
days. Ripe papaya can be refrigerat-
ed for a week.

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egg shell. These holes are too tiny
to see, but large enough to allow
bacteria to get into the egg.
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NEW YORK, N.Y. The Gilder
Lehrman Institute of American
History is seeking nominations
for the annual Florida History
Teacher of the Year Award. The
Institute, in partnership with Pre-
serve America, inaugurated the
award in 2004.
The History Teacher of the


ry for at least three years; a deep
career commitment to teaching
American history; evidence of
creativity and imagination in the
classroom; and close attention to
documents, artifacts, historic
sites, and the other primary mate-
rials of history.
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The 2005 Florida History
Teacher of the Year was Alan Kay
of East Lake High School in Tar-
pon Springs.
Founded in 1994, the Gilder
Lehrman Institute of American
History promotes the study and


implement Teaching American
History grants, produces print and
electronic publications and travel-
ing exhibitions, and sponsors lec-
tures by eminent historians. The
Institute also funds awards
including the Lincoln, Frederick
Douglass and George Washington
Book Prizes and offers fellow-


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TALLAHASSEE Attorney uen-
eral Charlie Crist commended the
Florida Legislature for final pas-
sage of the "False Witness" bill,
which will make it a criminal
offense for anyone to knowingly
provide false or misleading infor-
mation to law enforcement offi-
cers as they conduct felony or
missing person investigations.
The Senate today voted unani-
mously to send the measure to
Governor Bush, just one day after


tlle House apptrUVc It unanui-
mously.
The legislation, sponsored by
Senator Jeff Atwater and Repre-
sentatives Michael Grant and
Charlie Dean, was prompted by
the investigation into the disap-
pearance of Jessica Lunsford,
whose body was found not far
from her home. As law enforce-
ment officers investigated, rela-
tives of the man eventually
charged with the brutal murder


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authorities regarding his where-
abouts. Prosecutors concluded
they had no avenue to charge the
relatives under existing Florida
law. The bill would change that
and subject violators to up to a
year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
"In the last 24 hours, the Flori-
da Senate and House have taken a
major step to ensure that investi-
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ment receiving accurate informa-
tion quickly, and the False
Witness bill will help make sure
this happens. I commend the
sponsors for guiding the bill to
speedy approval and look for-
ward to Governor Bush signing it
into law.
The bill was approved 36-0 by
the Senate, less than 24 hours
after the House approved it 116-0.


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Ossie Raulerson recalled


outlaws and shysters


By Twila Valentine,
Edited by MaryAnin Morris
EDITOR'S NOTE: From 1977
until her death in ,' I. Indepen-
dent Newospapers of Florida was
privileged to ha/ie on staff a
superb ivriter and historian, Twila
Valentine. Mrs. Valentine wrote
much about the history of the peo-
ple and places around Lake Okee-
chobee and about the lake itself
Together with Okeechobee's Betty
Williamson, President of the Okee-
chobee Historical Society, she co-
authored a book, now in its sec-
ond printing, "Strolling down
Country Roads in Okeechobee."
The following story comes from an
interview Mrs. Valentine conduct-
ed with Ossie Raulerson.
Ossie Raulerson remembered
South Florida "outlaws":
"There was a man named Mort
Manning and he was the first to live
on that ridge section of the lake. He
always cussed a lot. He had an old
parrot and he taught that old parrot
to cuss just like he did. It would, say,
"By God, honey old fella," He was a
tough old man. The rumor was
that he got into a fight with a man,
took a pocket knife and cut him to
death. The man had a moustache
and when the wind blew his mous-
tache the old man thought he was
still alive, so he cut him some more
and that's why he was down here.
He was an outlaw and all the out-
laws came in to the ridge of the lake
because no one could get to them.
"The only way you could get to
the lake was by the Kissimmee
River or Taylor's Creek or if you
wanted to go on the lake, you
could co me in on the Caloosa-
hatchee River. All around the lake
where people live now, they had
old houses made of tar paper with
a little lumber. Law enforcement
men would not go there and if they
got in there, they couldn't find any-
body. You didn't even have a
wagon road, just a little path
through the elderberries.
"Basinger was big enough to
support two hotels then. I asked a
friend who lived there why in the
world they would come there. In
the 1880s they would come. My
daddy told me there was a feller
named Hunter and he bought all
that old prairie land north of
Basinger. There was miles and
miles of it and he built a little old
house up there and' called it
Hunter's Camp about a mile north
of Zetta Durrance's north line up
there. But the people from up
North have always wanted a piece
of land in Florida. They'd come by
steamboat down the Kissimmee to
Basinger. Hunter's people had a
horse and wagon and they'd meet
them at the landing and bring them
up to the hotels at Basinger, about
two or three miles from the river.
The people would stay in the hotel


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William Hardy Walker's store in Basinger was there when lots
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until the nest day. Then they'd carry
them out to this camp, some three,
four, five miles up, I guess on the
old Peavine Trail.
"One day this feller, Hunter, he
knew when there was a bunch
coming down and he'd go out
there and dig up that old prairie
land and plow up a bed and he'd
bury big potatoesthere. Then he'd
go out there with the potato rake
and dig them up and show the
folks what fine big potatoes the
land would grow out there. Those
people were so vulnerable; they
didn't know there was supposed to
be a stem or a vine or anything to
go with them. He'd just dig this
potato up. He got some fruit trees
and he'd put them in and keep


them alive long enough while the
people were here. He sold acres
and acres of that old land out in
there. You couldn't grow anything
on it, but there was lots of people
who bought five, ten and twenty
acre plots.
"There was a fella named Fergu-
son out there at Seven Mile Gully.
He built himself a two-story house
along old Peavine out there and
stayed there for a while. I never did
see him, but I've been up there
quail hunting many a time and
we'd sleep on the porch of that
house when it would be raining or
something. We didn't go inside the
house for fear it would fall down.
"Of all the land sold out there,
there was only two houses ever
built there. Those people would
pay the taxes on that land for
awhile, and then they would just
give it up.There was a lot of hunters
here at that time, and they'd pay
the taxes on it ten acres here and
ten acres there to come to hunt.
But there was a woman named
Bass who lived in Avon Park who
tried to keep them from hunting in
there, but I used to hunt quail all
over that place out there on that
prairie land."


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Payroll, Accounts Payable &
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Must be self-motivated and able to mulit-task.

Position offers a competitive wage.
To apply send resume with current salary to:
Hilliard Brothers of Florida
5500 Flaghole Rd.
Clewiston, Florida 33440.
or Fax 863-983-5116


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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

FARMWORKER COUNSELOR (Employment
Counselor/Job Trainer, West Palm Beach),
$15.29/hr. Must travel to Belle Glade as needed.
Recruits potential participants and determines
eligibility. Teaches employability skills and coun-
sels participants on educational, financial or per-
sonal problems, assists with job placement.
Performs field work and makes home visits. Re-
quires BS/BA and 1 yr. exp. in employment
counseling or related social services/job training
(i.e., unemployment counseling); or AS/AA and 3
yrs. related exp. Prefer exp.: Wrkin with the
migrant farmworkers populafti ~fl (splfr'Pfint. of
time); teaching.adults,,Bilingual (English/Span-
ish) strongly preferred.

LIBRARY ASSOCIATE II (Floater for West Area
Branches, Circulation), $12.80/hr. Paraprofes-
sional public library work at six branches in
western Palm Beach County. Based at Library
Headquarters in WPB, requires travel to branches
in Greenacres, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach,
Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay using
County vehicle (may receive reimbursement for
travel to branch libraries in person vehicle).
HS/eq. & 2 yrs. college crswrk (must specify
60-sem./90-qtr. hrs. or an AS/AA) OR 1 yr. col-
lege crswrk (30-sem./45-qtr. hrs.) and 2 yrs.
exp. working in a library.

CLERICAL SPECIALIST (Senior Services, Belle
Glade), $11.04/hr. HS/eq. & 2 yrs. exp. perform-
ing general office and clerical work. Prefer 1 yr.
exp.: Interacting with the public in person and
over the telephone; typing correspondence,
maintaining files; verifying accuracy of data en-
tered into a database; using Word/Excel,
STARS/CIRTS/other tracking system. Visit
www.pbcgov.com for detailed job descriptions &
employment applications; submit appl./resume
with any Vet. Pref. doc. for receipt by 5 pm
5/5/06 to Palm Beach County HR, 50 S. Military
Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415. Fax 461-616-6893
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BUS MONITOR

Seminole
Brighton
Reservation


Good attendance record. Prior
exp. working with children.
Background check req'd. HS
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negotiable with benefits.
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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


Lykes Bros., Inc. Ranch Division
Has the following positions available:
Ranch Hand
Must have own tack and saddle,
experience helpful.
Equipment Operator:
Applicants must have one (1) year prior
experience with farm equipment and
a valid Florida drivers license.
Applications accepted Mon-Fri 8am to 2pm
at North Island Ranch-
15440 N. Island Rd. / Hwy 29, Palmdale, Fl.
Lykes offers competitive wages,
benefit package and paid holidays.
Affirmative Action Employer, Drug Free Work Place,
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V



Day & night shift positions available. Use lab
instrumentation to conduct tests & inspections
of manufacturing product. Collect, handle, store
and retrieve samples. Input data into computer.
Strong English speaking &reading skills.
Medical/dental/vision, 401K, holidays, vacation,
sick leave, other benefits available. Apply in per-
son at 6007 South Highway 29, LaBelle, FL. (863)
675-0336 ext. 3512


CRANE OPERATOR
in Hendry County
for 40 ton hydraulic crane.
Approx. $21 / hour, based on experience.
(561)993-3333

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


NOW HIRING FOR 2006
POSTAL JOBS $18/hour
Starting, Avg. Pay $57K/year
Federal Benefits, Paid Train-
ing and Vacations No Exped-
ence Needed!
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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.
OFFICE HELP/SECRETARY
NEEDED: For busy Sod &
Landscaping Business in
LaBelle. Good Communication
& Computer skills a must.
Bi-Lingual a plus, but not
required. Send resume to:
2696 Howard Road,
LaBelle FL 33935
0/0 Driver FFE, The F/S is
higher here! $1.11 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 Re-
ferral Bonus. Base Plate pro-
vided. No truck no problem.
Low payment with short
lease. (800)569-9298.
THERAPISTS WANTED- LI-
CENSED SLPS in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus. Per diem &
F/T. Bilinguals Inc. Child &
Parent Services,
(866)696-0999 x103
www.bilingualsinc.com.
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N. Nurse
The Seminole Tribe of Florida hcas an
opening for an LPN at our Health
Clinic at our Big Cypress Reservation.
Provide ambulatory Nursing services,
Phone triage, Administer meds,
therapeutic treatments & diagnostic
testing. Assist w/ transport. Home
visits. Active FL LPN lic. required.
Current BLS certification.
Resume to:
galtman(asemtribe.com
or fax to: (954)967-3477

Details at: www.semtribe.com





The GEO Group, Inc.
LPN'S & RN's
NEEDED

The GEO Group a worldwide leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a challenging and exciting
opportunity. WE OFFER Top Pay. Medical, Dental,
Short term disability, 401K, Paid vacation &
Holidays and Life Insurance.
THE GEO GROUP
South Rav Correctional Facility
600 US Hlglvjl' 07 South
South Bay, FL 334so
Phone: 561-992-9505, Fax: 561-829-1902
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KINDERGARTEN
TEACHER
(Temp. P/T)

(Brighton Reservation)

The Seminole Tribe of FL is looking for
Kindergarten Teachers (PT Summer)
FL certified for Kindergarten, BS Early
Childhood Ed. Valid FL Dr. License.
Fax resume to:
(954)893-8856 or call
(954)989-6840 Ext. 1314


Join us as we re-open
our long term care/
skilled nursing facility.
Position available in
the admission office for
Nurse/Community
Liaison. Experience
preferred. Fax resume
to Karen Mappin at:
863-983-6698.
PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT:
Needed for New Doctor's
Office in Pahokee.
Fax resume to: 561-924-3689
or call George Vivanco @
786-443-0611 (Cell)

Time to clean out the
attic, basment and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fleds and make your
dean un a breeze



PART-TIME HELP NEEDED
Flagers/Check-ln
20 hrs per week. $8.00 per hr
Seniors Welcome
No Benefits. Call:
Seminole Tribe Motocross
863-983-1908 or 1894


Sales: $400,000 +/yr How
Good Are You? Retiring Mil-
lion Marketer seeks TWO
sales professionals to teach
my business to. Top produc-
ers currently averaging
$30-$40K per month.
PLEASE, serious inquiries
only. Goji Intl, LLC. Commis-
sion/Bonuses
(800)605-8675.


WANTED- responsible lawn
service to mow large yard in
Indian Hills area
(651)592-6968


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lendere 310
Tax Preparation 315




A COOL TRAVEL Job. Now hir-
ing (18-24 positions).
Guys/Gals to work and travel
entire USA. Paid training,
transportation, lodging fur-
nished. Call today, Start to-
day. (877)646-5050.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
802000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
VENDING ROUTE! All Cash
Biz. Water, Juice, Energy
Drinks, Soda, Snacks, Can-
dy. Great Equipment & Sup-
port. Complete Financing
Available w/$7500 Down.
877)843-8726.
B0#2002-037
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered1 5
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




DO YOU NEED.....?

* Land Clearing
* Bush Hogging
* Dirt Hauling
* House Pads
Hendry & Lee County"
Call Dave #239-633-3649




ALL PERSONAL INJURY AC-
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AUTO.. MOTORCYCLE..
TRUCK.. PREMISE.. PROD-
UCT SLIP & FALL..PEDES-
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A ATTORNEY Referral Ser-
vice (800)733-5342. 24 Hrs
100's of Lawyers Statewide.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x1 5, 10x15,
10x30, 12x30,15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


Cage Cashier
Cocktail Server
Dining Room Hostess
Dining Room Server
Dishwasher/Steward
Housekeeper
Maintenance Worker
Prep Cook
Security Officer
Sous Chef
TAD Floor Clerk


ROOF SHINGLES- 10 packs,
$150. will separate.
(863)467-1120
SCREEN ROOM MATERIAL- W
assembled walls & 4x8x10
roof panels. $500.
(772)579-1322 Okee.
WINDOWS (6) aluminum
crank outs 29.5W x 52"L
with screen, $25
(863)763-1997



STEPS, w/rail 3 risers, $30.
(772)201-8932


BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
mattress. $40.
(863)675-7105


We are also seeking candidates
for these professional positions:
Financial Analyst Housekeeping Supervisor
Human Resources Manager Security Supervisor
Benefits available for all employees
www.theseminolecasino.com
Apply in person at: 506 S. 1st St., Immokalee, FL
Phone: 1-800-218-0007
The Seminole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace


I- HEALTHCAREDISTRICT
OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

SCHOOL RN NURSE
Position #153-7084

The Health Care District is seeking dependable and
motivated individuals to join our School Health De-
partment. Candidates should be currently licensed
as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida, with
preference for B.S. in Nursing and experience in
the school setting, pediatric nursing and/or com-
munity health. We have openings in the Belle
Glade/Pahokee area schools. Functions will in-
clude providing nursing assessments, counseling,
and referrals; developing student health plans;
monitoring prescribed medications; ensuring com-
pliance with immunization and health assessment
requirements; following--up on screening out-
comes; identifying high-risk students; and provid-
ing in-services for school personnel.

Applications/resumes must be received by 5PM,
7/07/06. Send to: HCDPBC, 324 Datura St., #401
WPB, FL 33401, Fax (561)671-4670 or e-mail
employment(chcdpbc.org, EOE, DFWP Vet. Pref.
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Merchandise

II

Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 5?0'
Beauty Supplies 5.5
Bicycles 53-
Books & Magazines 52'5
Building MaterialsS-lO
Business Equipment 545a
Carpets Rugs 550'
Children's Items 555
China. Glaissare. Etc. 56W.
Clothing 565
CoinsStamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.Video 500
Crafts Supplies 5:51
Cruises 590
Drape,, Liners & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 61o
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps. Lights 6140
Luggage 615
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies
Equipment 665
Pets. Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C WALL UNITS- 2, 5000
BTU's, Works well, $130. or
will separate.
(863)612-0992
AIR CONDITIONER 5 ton,
hardly used. As is. $800 Call
Steve (239)564-2173 La-
Belle
AIR CONDITIONER Large
room, $175.
(863)763-8548.


AMERICAN OAK DRESSER-
1800's, Excellent condition,
$500. or best offer.
(863)675-4201
BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $800 (863)697-0328
ROCKER- Solid, Walnut, Fold-
ing. Seat 14/2", Back 19",
Padded seat & back $50.
(863)946-1896
WHISKEY BARRELS (2) -
About 100 years old. $1200
or best offer for both or will
sep.(863)634-5821


DISHWASHER- Kenmore,
$50, (863)675-2404 after
4:30pm
REFRIGERATOR- bottom
freezer, white, exc cond,
$250 cash (863)357-3026
REFRIGERATOR, GE, Side By
Side, 25 cu. ft. 3 years old.
Excellent condition. $300.
(863)675-1929
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore 14
cf, Frost free. glass sliding
shelves, 18 mo old, $200.
863)635-5826 Frostproof
SMALL FREEZER- Kenmore, 5
cu ft, $100 (863)946-3822
WASHER & DRYER- 6 mos
old, like new, $400
(863)467-6030



COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20
(863)467-8681



BUILDING SALE! "Plus Free
Bonus!" 20x32 Now $4100.
25x42 $6200. 30x52 $9800.
40x82 $18,400. Extensive
range of sizes and models.
Ends/accessories optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
21" Marble, w/sink & faucet.
$30. (863)763-8548.
KITCH. CAB DOORS- oak
w/handles & hinges, 1 pr
24x20, 5pr 32x20, lpr
32x28,$45 (863)763-1997
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


Here's the perfect do-it-yourself project to kick-off
the warm-weather season. This hammock frame will
make a great retreat on the patio, next to the pool, in
the yard or wherever it's used.
Straightforward construction and mostly straight
cuts make building the frame a breeze. Simply mea-
sure, cut, assemble, add a hammock and relax.
Designed to fit a standard-size hammock, the
completed hammock frame measures 16 feet long by
4 feet wide.
The plan includes complete step-by-step instruc-
tions with photos, construction diagrams and a mate-
rials list and cutting schedule.

Hammock Frame plan (No. 868) ... $9.95
Outdoor Furniture Package (No. C94)
Four other projects $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


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M.I. HUMMEL FIGURINES -
Merry Wanderer, Apple Tree
Boy, Just Resting (handle
broke) $225 (863)801-3344
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
(1041 Sets) asking S2500
(863)801-4949



COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, 75 (863)902-02-57


BR SUITE- 5pc, Golden Har-
vest, Simmons bedding, bed,
2 dressers, stands, mirror,
chest, $800 (863)467-8481
CAPTAINS BED- with 6 draw-
ers, $250 (863)261-1117
COMPUTER DESK- New, Tall,
$60. (863)763-0486 After
6pm
DINING ROOM SET- Pecan ta-
ble w/3 leafs, seats 4-10, 6
chairs, buffet & hutch. $600.
(239)822-5955 LaBelle
DINING TABLE Drop leaf sol-
id wood, circa 1950's. $100
(863) 467-7676
DRESSER Large, 9 drawers.
Antique handles, exc. cond.
Hard wood. $30
(863)763-3830/697-6507
D/RM TABLE- Claw foot, leaf,
4 chairs, China cab. hutch
$175. 863-635-0843 or
803-417-7959
ENTER CENTER- Rattan, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0963
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Bush, for 32" tv. Like new.
$125. (863)697-6077
ETAGERE- China 4 shelf, ask-
ing $150, very nice
(863)674-0963
FUTON BUNK BED, w/match-
ing desk. Full sz bottom &
single sz on top. 8" mattress.
$225. (863)357-3863
MEXICAN BAR Light green
wood w/ overhead stem
glass holder. $150.
(561)704-3690
QUEEN BED- light wood,.Sea-
ly Post matt, dresser w/mir-
ror, chest, 2 nite stands
$1300 (863)763-9410
SHELVING UNITS 2 match-
ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
5'x2', $100 for both.
(863)674-0098.
SOFA & 2 CHAIRS- cream col-
or, dark'oakwood trim, good
cond. Need cleaning, you
move, $125 (863)467-8112
SOFA & LOVESEAT 6 mths.
old. Pd. $2000, asking
$1500 or best offer.
(863)634-5821 call any-
time.
TODDLER SLEIGH BED -
w/mattress Wiii,- $40 or
best offer. (863)467-8723
Okeechobee
WALL UNIT Cherry wood,
has curved glass doors, paid
$1500 sell $350 or best of-
fer (954)448-8253


38 CAL Stainless steel, 5
shot revolver, 2" barrel, cus-
tomer grips, like new, $395
(863)467-6696



BOWFLEX ULTIMATE Like
new, has leg extension, paid
over $2000, will sell for
$800. (863) 467-7676


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made in Hong
Kong 24K, 100yr old. $450
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee


BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
$39.99(863)467-1120
LIFT CHAIR- Pride. Great con-
dition $375. Firm
(863)635-3540
POWER CHAIR- Jet 3, Fairly
new, Works great. Excellent
condition $400.
(863)467-8094


ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial aid if qualified.
(866)858-2121 www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
DE-HUMIDIFIER- '99, Used
very little. Like new $100.
(863)467-1110
PENS & PENCILS (2) asking
$15 (863)634-1374
UNRUST.COM Stop irrigation
rust stains. Tired of chemi-
cals that do not work? UN-
RUST beats them all!
Guaranteed! Save money &
eliminate rust stains!
www.UNRUST.com.



ENGLEHARDT BASS- stand,
ig bag and electric hook up,
1200 or best offer
(863)635-5826
GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $250. (863)673-3860


CAT- Cute, gray with white
markings. 3yrs old Neutered
& declawed. To Good Home
Only! $50.: 863)634;3841
CHINCHILLAS 2 males, 2 fe-
males. $75 each.
(863)634-8118
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES,
AKC, 8 wks. old. Ready to go
w/health certificates. 1 Female,
5 Males. $625. 863-674-0474


GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, home must
have fenced yard $50
(863)357-3026.
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS:
AKC, 4 male, 1 fem., 1st shots
& wormed, blk/tan, parents on
prem., $600. (863)447-6619
PARROT CAGE- White w/
playpen on top. Good condi-
tion $85. (863)357-0037
Okeechobee



DEMO HOMESITES WANTED
NOW! For the NEW Kayak
Pool! The Above Ground
Pool with In-Ground Fea-
tures! Unique Opportunity.
SAVE Up to $4,000. Call
(866)348-7560 FREE ESTI-
MATES! Financing.


POOL TABLE- 8', Full size pool
table, great cond. Burgundy
felt, Pool sticks, Many ac-
cess. $675.neg. 634-2094



CAR AMPLIFIER Kenwood,
900 watt max. $120
(863)824-0776
SUBWOOFER 15" MA Audio
in sealed or ported box.
$120(863)824-0776



FLAT SCREEN TV 32" JVC
Model AV-32F475, 1 yr old,
perfect condition. $325 Must
Sell. (863)697-6077
TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote
$200. neg. (863)634-9620
Okee area
TRUSSED ANTENNA- 70 ft, 10
ft sections, with base, mast
& hardware. $400. or best
offer (863)675-4201


COMBO SET Ryobi 18v, drill,
-circular saw, recip. saw, 2
batts, chrgr, & more. Like
new. $100 (863)467-0668
GEii~RAiOR Homelite LRX
4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450
(863)763-5613
GENERATORS- Honda,
1-3100w & 1-1500w $525.
Firm. 863-763-7950 or
863-634-8474
VARIOUS ASSORTMENT OF
TOOLS- Hand tools, Ladder,
Yard tools & more! Take all
for $150.(863)635-0474


ALUMINUM CLAMSHELL
AWNINGS, will remove,
(863)824-2-248 ask for Kurt
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing ftoadd to my collection
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WANTED- Used trailer for 20ft
Pontoon boat, in good cond.
reasonably priced
(863)697-2936


Hammock Frame


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, April 27, 2006


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Agriculture

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm F.ed/P; ducts 810
Farm Miscellaneous B15
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn I Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plante/
Flowers 865



Farm
IND. PARTS TRACTOR- John
Deere 440, w/shuttle, $200
(863)357-3981
TRACTOR- Ferguson, 1951,
exc cond., w/new bush hog,
$4500 or best offer,
(863)763-3679/697-3108



BAY MARE 8 yrs. old. Thor-
oughbred, rides good, up to
date on shots, loads, clips.
$2500 neg. (863)509-3446
PAINT MARE- 4-5yr old, green
broke. Sweet disposition.
$1000 or best offer.
(863)763-2379
QUARTER HORSE REG PINTO
GELDING- 14yrs old, 15.2,
great disposition, gentle, kid
safe $1800 (863)763-4257
Its never too late to find
th perfect gift. Look lor
It n the dPansaIips.



CHAIN LINK FENCING 265'
of 5' fencing, (2) 6' gates,
some poles. $100 Must take
all. (863)357-6315
CHAIN LINK FENCING 75ft.
of 4ft. w/ (2) 3ft. gates and
approx. 12 poles. $100 must
take all. (863)634-0465



MTD CLASSIC- 46" cut, needs
lower deck & battery, $100
(863)763-4982
PUSH MOWER- Briggs &
Stratton, 5.0 HP, Gold Se-
res, $50 (863)675-2404 af-
ter 4:30 pm.
RIDING MOWER- 6 mos old,
asking $800 (863)467-6030
RIDING MOWER, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
(863)612-1018
RIDING MOWER- Yardman,
42", with 15HP Kohler mtr,
$225 (863)675-0548
SNAPPER 30"- rear engine,
$600 (863)517-2077 La-
Belle
TURF ROLLER- 4ft, asking
$100 (863)357-3981


Lad- Sl. 04


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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Properly 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property .
Rent 925
House Rent C30
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 050
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960




TAYLOR CREEK CONDO Avail.
Immediately, Newly furnished,
New carpet. Pool, Tennis &
Boat dock. 1 r ba, $800
+ util. Annual lease
215-359-7779. Really Nice!



Pioneer Plantation,
looking for peace
and quiet? 3BR/2BA
home situated on
approx. 5 ac.
Screened porch, and
open deck. New
paint and tile floors.
Large workshop and
private pond.
$900/m. Call Eric at
Century 21 Sunbelt
Realty, Inc.
863/675-1616

LABELLE- Belmont Subdivi-
sion, 3br, 2ba, furnished, on
canal, new tile, windows &
landscape, $1150/mo, +
sec dep, refs req.
(863)673-5282
lchapman1985@yahoo.com
ORTONA- Near river, Unfurn,
3br, 2ba, garage, AC, heat.
canal, oaks, orange trees,
Quiet! 15 mins to La Belle
$950/mo, Lst/sec
(248)939-1447
jnagel932Waol.com


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Belle Glade Area







Real Estate



Business Places
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale1O015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 10301
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, WOW, Water-
front 3br, 2ba, /4 ac, Fenced,
new roof/dock. 5 min from
Walmart. See & make offer!
$169,500. Possible owner fi-
nance of down payment.
(WAC) (863)805-0272
J & S ESTATES- 11 yr old
frame house 2BR/2BA, w/gar.
500 sq ft. Rec. room, Pool,
Steam cabinet, Sauna cabinet
Treadmill & Weight equip
$155,000. Broker protected.
(772)597-6158 or
(954)801-6158
LOCATION: This house has it
all! 2144 StCroixAve, Ft
Myers, $461,900, dock
w/boat lift, direct access to
River and Gulf, 3br, 2ba, Solar
heated pool, ard much more
Call AI, Keller Williams World
Class Realtors (239)839-9368
MONTURA RANCH, Beautiful
1.25 ac on.dead end street.,
community w/club house &
pool $39,000 786-553-5317
j.echevarria@yahoo.com
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, 4/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $175,000.
Call owner: 863-673-5071.

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Eagle's Nest


Estates

A secluded, private
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offering beautiful
vistas of pristine
natural habitat.

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



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PlVll !:lllll t(I[0 ill!
MOORE HAVEN 33471
TOP LOCATION -
Will Divide
City block nextto court-
house, government center,
high school, 500 feet on US
#27, Ideal for Bank, Fast
Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
Realtor, Insurance, etc.
Call owner- Pat





HUNT ELK, Red Stag, Buffalo,
Whitetail, Fallow-Guaranteed
hunting license $5.00; Sea-
son 8/25/06-3/31/07. We
have a No-Game-No Pay
policy. Book now! Days
(314)209-9800; Evenings
(314)293-0610.



ADIRONDACK LAND SALE! 20
acres -was 39,900 NOW
$29,900 Escape to the Adi-
rondack Mtns of NY State!
Woods, Black River access,
beautiful bldg site! Town rd,
survey, great terms! Call now
(800)890-7927.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
FREE COLOR BROCHURE &
INFORMATION. MOUNTAIN
PROPERTIES WITH SPEC-
TACULAR VIEWS HOMES,
CABINS, CREEKS & INVEST-
MENT ACREAGE. Cherokee
Mountain GMAC Real Estate.
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com (800)841-5868
BEAUTIFUL TEXAS LAND! 20
Acres. Only 8 Miles East of
Pecos and 3 Miles North of
1-20. Roads, References,
Surveyed. $13,500. $500.
Down-$135. Per Month. No
Credit Check!
(800)887-3006 Hurry! Limit-
ed Quantity.
COASTAL GEORGIA. Land for
sale by owner. Private golf
community designed by Fred
Couples / Davis Love. Mari-
na/Tennis/Pool/Fitness.
Jeckyll/ St Simons Island
$119,900 Call
(315)529-1277.
FL LAND BARGAINS. Opportu-
nities to own your own farm,
ranch woodland or lakefront
homestead. Old Florida at its
best! Still affordable! Call
(866)352-2249 or
www.filandbargains.com.
Lakefront and Lakeview Prop-
erties Nestled in the hills of
Tennessee on the shores of
pristine Norris Lake. Call
Lakeside Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
LAKEFRONT PROPERTY IN TN
Waterfront, view & estate
homesites. 1 to 40 acres'
from the $40s. Situated
around a 45,000 acre lake.
Just 90 min to Nashville.
New building sites just re-
leased. Call owner
(866)339-4966.
Large Mtn. Land Bargains,
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris-
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
Views, Streams, www.live-
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monthly for responsible
couple to target shoot. Have
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Mobile Homes



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




LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba
In Great shape. New Kit.
cabinets & floor.$10,000
(863)675-3665
MOBILE HOME: '91 4/2 Wind
Zone. Fixer upper. Must be
moved. For more info. $5500
or best offer. (863)228-6822


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/.ATVs 3035



FIBERGLASS BOAT- 16', older
Challenger exc shape
needs motor & seats. $800.
ask for Nick 863-697-8108
Lower Unit for older Mercury
Motor, good shape, $200 or
best offer (863)675-6738
PONTOON, 24', 90hp John-
son, bimini top, no trailer,
ready to fish or cruise, $3000
or best offer. (863)634-3107
or (863)634-5471
email: rman605@aol.com
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, trlr
ineld, 60HP Yamaha, new
CD, ready to fish, $5000 neg
(863)467-7073



CAMPER/TRAILER, Mallard,
1986,', exc. cond., $900.
(305)853-0298
CAMPER/TRAVEL TRAILER,
22 Ft., Dual Axel w/Air Condi-
tioning. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-8828
TRAVEL TRAILER TIRES (3)
ST225-75R15 D Rated. Good
tread. Look new. $150 for all,
will sep. (863)467-6696




TROLLING MOTOR: MINKOTA
2002, 55 Ibs. thrust. Excellent
shape. $300. or best offer.
(863)801-1620
TROLLING MOTOR- Minnkota,
651b thrust, w/foot controls,
never used still in box, $350
neg (561)744-9031


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Sale


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

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


HONDA 400R '00, 4 cycle Dirt
Bike, Never raced. Excellent
shape. Many extra's! $3100 or
best offer. 863-801-1620
HONDA CMX 250, 2003, ex-
cellent condition $1800
(863)517-2077 La Belle
MINI CHOPPER- really good
cond, paid $800 asking
$500 (863)673-1877
SCOOTER- '04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition. 1300 mi.
Red, $1700 (863)763-6646
YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off
road, excel, cond. $1300
(863)763-4982



KAZUMA 250 E, '03- asking
$1200 or best offer
(863)357-4744 after 6pm
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER
2005, Under warrantee.
$1700 or best offer.
(863)801-1620



SKYLINE, Nice, Sleeps 6,
$2500. (772)579-1322
Okeechobee


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars .1015
Commercial Trucks 402j
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 40j30
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40-l0
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK SKYLARK '87 $750
or best offer. (863)467-1484
Ask for Linda or leave mess.
CADILLAC '92- high miles,
very good cond, $20.00
(772)284-1194
CHEVY CAVALIER 1997, 2
Door, Good, 153K miles. Runs
reat. Cold A/C. Stereo system
2500. (239)243-3697
CHEVY CELEBRITY '89- 4dr,
runs good, needs body work,
$1000 or best offer
(863)983-9780
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '98, 62K mis. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
Asking $5800. 863-467-1301
JAGUAR '02 X-type, great
condition, 33,200k, loaded,
w/rims. Needs tires. $18,000
neg. (239)462-2678 Felda
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $400.
(239)657-4348
MERCURY COUGAR, '92, cold
a/c, V6, auto, nice in & out,
good tires, $3000 neg.
(863)610-1239
NISSAN 300TX 1990, Asking
$4000 or best offer.
(863)673-1877



NISSAN STANZA 1985, Cherry
condition: Runs good for 20
year old car. $1200 cash.
(561)358-6307
OLDS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000,
Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All
power, Prem. wheels, Spoil-
er $9500. (863)697-2906
PONT GRAND MARQUIS '92-
runs good, needs brakes,
$1000 or best offer
(863)697-6384 after 5pm
PT CRUISER- '02, 5 spd, CD,
Tape, Radio, fog lamps,
cruise, AC, Silver, $8400
(863)599-2556
TOYOTA CAMRY '87 Body
and int. in good cond. Engine
needs work. Good for parts.
$300 (863)673-0645
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, needs
work or good for parts, body
in good cond., $300 or best
offer. (863)673-0645



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



CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 1959,
New mufflers, Battery, Tune
Up. Exc. cond. Beautiful car.
$8500 863-357-7214 after 5p



BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig.
owner, $2495
(863)612-1018



GOLF CART- Club car, electric,
green w/ top no charger,
1095 (863)675-1472


GOLF CART- Club Car, lights,
curtains, hi speed, $1600
(772)332-6623
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CAR DOLLY, '04, like new,
used 2 times, $875 or best
offer (863)697-9704
ENGINE & TRANS- '97 Toyota
Corrola 1.8, runs good cond.
low miles, $600
(772)216-9002
FORD F150 '79- 351 Windsor,
engine good for rebuild,
ood trans, body rough,
300 (863)675-2759
MITSUBISHI EXPO '94 -
Blown trans. New tires, cold
a/c, new exhaust, p/w,
cruise. $500 (239)368-6771
PONTIAC SUNBIRD '92 For
parts. You tow. $300 firm.
(863)467-1484 Ask for
Linda or leave mess.
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call
(863)467-8856.
TIRES- (4) brand new
7.00-15LT. Power Kings
Mud Tires, $200 firm
(863)634-1545
TOW BAR & BASE PLATE: For
a Geo Metro. $150 or best
offer. (863)735-1753
TOW BAR- Stowmaster, Used
on a Saturn, Can be adapted
to any vehicle. $150.
(863)763-6757
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856



CAMPER TOP- For a Ford
F-150. In Great cond. It is
not the aluminum type.
$250. (863)674-0825 LaBelle
DODGE RAM 25001997, Ext.
Cab w/Cummins diesel. Long
bed w/goose neck hitch.
$5995 (863)673-0648
FORD F150 '87 Runs good.
Need to sell! $900 or best
offer. Call Deanne anytime.
(863)634-5143
FORD PU '90- 302 eng, needs
minor work, $700 or best of-
fer (863)673-1625 LaBelle
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, in-
terior,$1,500 772)519-3979
GMC SONOMA PU, '92, 6 cyl.,
auto, cold a/c, economical &
well maintained, $2450.
863-484-0110.
TOYOTA- '87, 2WD, 4 cyl, Au-
to, A/C, Excellent condition
$2500. (863)632-9166



JEEP CHEROKEE PIONEER '86
Runs good, cold a/c. $2000
or best offer. (863)467-8723
Okeechobee



CAR HAULER TRAILER- 16',
w/3' dove tail, tandem axle,
electric brakes. $1500.
(863)673-0920
EQUIP TRLR- 20ft, 5th wheel,
ramps, tool box, 8 x 14.5
tires, 2 axle, $2200
(863)697-9704



DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
99 Some damage/mech.
probs., am/fm/cd, p/l, p/w,
a/c. $600 (863)763-0920


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTORIANO VAZQUEZ
and AMARILIS VAZQUEZ
Plaintiff
vs. CaseNo.: 06-194-CA
JUAN F.MOLINA and NUBIA MOLINA,
his wife and MARIA M. QUINONES and
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
Quiet Title on the following property in
Hendry County, Florida:
Lots 12 and 13, Block 26 of Montura
Ranch Estates First Subdivision ac-
cording to the Plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 3. Pages 37, 38, and 39 of
the Public Records Hendry County.
Florida.
Has filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of yor written
defenses, if asy, to it on Elizabeth A.
Merceret, Esq., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address s s 1800 West 49th
Street, Suite 332, Hialeah, Florida
33012 on or before 30 days from the
date of first publication of this notice
and file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
Answer due April 15, 2006.
DATED on the 9th day of March, 2006.
As Clerk of the Court
By/S/R.DeLaCruz
As Deputy Clerk
128456 CGS 4/20,27;5/4,11/06
LEGAL NOTICE
The Empowerment Alliance of Southwest
Forida is applying for a USDA grant to
repair 15 substandard, owner-occu-
pied homes in Immokalee and eastern


hendry County. The program narrative
for this grant is available for review at
the Harem Library. Comments on the
narrative are due by May 12 to Ana
Salazar at 750 South FifthStreet, Im-
mokalee, FL 34142 (239-658-3318).
129974 CN 4/27/06


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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is herby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Disston Is-
land Conservancy District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Flonda Statutes
1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Dis-
ston Island Conservancy District for the year 2005, will be held at United States
Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida on
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at 10:00 A M. for the purpose of:
1 Electing one (1) Supervisorfor term of three (3) years.
2 Reci.vlng annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may property come before the meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
BY: Jason Langdale, President
129889 CGS 4/27/06 5/4/06

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is herby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Bolles
Drainage District,, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941,
and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Bolles
Drainage District for the year 2005, will be held at United States Sugar Corpora-
tion, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, May 9,
2006 at 11:45 A.M. forthe purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respectthereto as the
landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may propedy come before the meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BY: Jason Langdale, President
129901 CGS 4/27/06 5/4/06


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday April 27 2006 at500 RM.
at The Greentree South Community
Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County.
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Prolit
Housing, Inc."
129608 CB/CGS 4/27/06
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Hendry County Construction Lcens-
ing Board will hold a regulady sched-
uled meeting on April 27, 2006 at 6:30
p.m. to conduct routine business. The
meeting will be held at 25 Hickpooch-
ee Ave., Hendry County Courthouse
Complex, LaBelle, Florida, in the
County Commissioners Chambers.
129701 CB/CGS 4/27/06
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The School Board of Hendry County will
be accepting sealed bids until May 5,
2006 for Bid #006-0009,
Repairs of Aluminum pan canopies,
gutters downspouts, tim, vinyl siding
w/associated trim and replacement of
skirting system at various portables
from the damaged caused by Hurri-
cane ilma at vaous Clewiston
locations, Specifications will be
available at the board's finance office at
111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call
863) 674 4100 to have the specs
axed ormailed.
Hendry County School Board
John Perry Jr., Chairman
129888 CB/CN 4/26/06
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The School Board of Hendry County will
be accepting sealed bids until May 5,
2006 for Proposal #006-0008,
Mowing School sites Clewiston &
LaBelle,
Specifications will be available at the
board's finance office at 111 Curry
Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674 4100
to have the specs faed or mailed.
Hendry CountySchool Board
John Perry Jr., Chairman
129819 CB/CGS 4/26/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public ,f ,t,- i h ,.-h i r Visn th-, Fr.-ui
son -, m"i .rll 1 il j h j u, h,..'r
free ")Vin, fA ,. -i: n hl,],,.,'j
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438.
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Vin#1FAPPI4J2MW397285
Sale Date: May 1, 2006 @9:00 AM
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Karen Sandelli Lic. Real Estate Sales Associate 228-0627
Marshall Berner Lie. Real Estate Sales Associate 228-3265
Teresa Runkles Lie. Real Estate Sales Associate 885-2187
Buffie Chapman Lie. Real Estate Sales Associate 228-7185
HOMES
3/2 OVER 2000 SQ.FT ALMOST A % ACRE ASK
275K
4/2 NEWLY REMODELED ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR
TOOTH BRUSH ASK 389K
3/3+1/2 THAT LOOKS LIKE NEWW/ DETACHED
OFFICE & PRIVATELY FENCED YARD
2/1 NEWLYREMODELED AND PRICED TO PLEASE
ASK 89,9
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Luan B.
Walker
Lic. Real Estate
Broker

( f 863-677-1010
Why Wait To Build? Get It Now! CBS
Home, 1,670 sqft. 3bd/2ba/1 car garage,
located on Texas Ave. Appliance package
included, city water and sewage. Ready to
Move In! $160,000.00
CusPo A't fll:lli ted in
(-.nr r W: a-U B
Sweetwater Ave. This property has
many beautiful trees that include wild
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is an
abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres $74.9K
Read,. ',i Nt,' ,'ia tr
E: rj r a BL ILIn '

Why buy old? When you can get brand new!
New Construction homes built by Toby Uoyd
Construction Co. Only One Available $219,900
As Cute as a Button Adorable & in perfect
condition! Entrance has beautiful hard-
wood floors & fireplace. The knockdown &
paint on walls are excellent including
crown oldim Pecferr kitrhel dining
roon i t i ianr.,
w/ ,ur":'a ,r
m u s : d i u r t ] n na,
or Cu .I.:.:,r I',r .n a i n.all g rd r, Ielling.
Are you a hobbyist there's a house out
back 14' x 21' w/ AC. In one of the best
locations in Clewiston on Royal Palm Av.
Please note the brand new roof will be
installed within the next 30 days so make
this your top priority to see today!
$164,900.00





Cathy S.
Garcia

863-228-4798
Se Habla Espanol
Very spacious 2001 manufactured
home on the lake, has all the room you
are looking for. This 3bd 2ba home has
several walk-in closets and a very large liv-
ing/dining area. This home is being
offered at $124,900.

Oak Trees Line The Driveway! 3bd/2ba
MH w/ full open deck on front to sit in you
rocker. Home sits on 1 acre of land in
Flaghole. 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

Come See This Little Piece Of Heaven In
The Country! CBS House on 5 acres in
Flaghole 3 bedrooms and 2 baths,
screened Lanai, 960 sq. ft. garage, loaded
with Oak trees $415,000

Gone Country! 2bd/1 ba CBS home with a
large family room on a very nice corner lot
available on W. Obispo. The roof is brand
new! Home is being offered at $165K

JUST REDUCED!!! Absolutely Gorgeous
2004 Homes of Merit DW is brand new
condition. This 4bd 2ba home with fami-
ly room has a total of 1860 sq ft. and has
a great view of the lake. This home is
being offered for $132,500.


1 863-983-3508

1)Home Improvement Business!
Established Home improvement business
and convenience store on 2.5 acres. Fully
equipped and permitted caf4 ready to be
opened. Located near the Clubhouse in
Montura Ranch. All furniture, fixtures, equip-
ment and inventory included. Be your own
boss!! Call for Glenn @ 677-1441 for more
information. MLS# 200530488
2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home
Oversize Living Room with Cathedral
Ceilings. Large open kitchen and formal din-
ing room. Large rear deck with built in bbq
and gazebo. Must see at $124,900 MLS#
200540984
3) Reduced!! 4 bedroom/2 bath-over 2400
sq.ft-mobile ho r".M.. le Haven. Home
was new in '04~IUJfl.i plan. Cathedral
ceilings, large bel,. ,en with island.
Beautiful home reduced for quick sale. Must
see @ $129,900 MLS# 200521690
4) Investment opportunity 13 Acres of
Producing Orange Grove!! High and dry with
irrigation from bordering canal. Additional
acreage available. Call Glenn @ (863) 677-
1441 for appointment
5)Lake View! 3 br/2 ba mobile home ('05
Fleetwood) in Sunshine Lake Estates. 15 x 15
screen porch overlooking the lake. Open
kitchen with large pantry and breakfast bar.
Must see @$129,900 MLS# 200630432
6) Montura Ranch 1.25 acres ready for your
new home. I can help you with the entire
homebuilding process. Call me at 677-1441
for details.


SAshley
P. Wood

863-228-1132

Montura RAr. states 680
S. Jinete S l dllt lot 1.25
acres Grea lJl n' 5 39.9K
Great starter home or investment
property in Montura Ranch. This
'94 MBH, 4/ ~L itlt room plan
may be just j : |.i're looking
for. Start vo UUUlear off right
with country ~T.1' u a ts best. 1.25
ac., priced to sell at only $89,900.
Check this out! 3bd/2ba MH
in pnd is
clea r jl' Ul .llliline s.

great- .'- -0"*. a.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!


Sarah A.
Williams

863-228-6867

1) Montura Ranch Estates Large
Hom V M11.25
" Sr-,AVE dNDING club
acr club
house on Hacienda. Needs some
work but will not last long at
$199,900 MLS# 200528863

2) Moore Haven River Gardens
2 Home lots ready for your new
home. Corner lot for $55,000,
Inside Lot for $50,000 or both
for $100,000!

3) Ridgdill Subdivision 2 Water
Front Mobile Home Lots available
immediately!! Cleared and ready
for your new home. Will not last
long at $55,000 each!!

4) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 acs. on
Riviera St. Reduced for Quick
Sale!! $74,900 MLS#: 200604536

The SMITH/WILLIAMS TEAM
As life long residents of
Clewiston, we know the area.
Allow us to help you with any
real estate needs that you may
have. We MARKET properties
daily to over 6 million potential
buyers. Call us today and get
your FREE comparable market
analysis on your home or land.


Ii t Se Habla Espanol
Just Reduced! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C,
Horseshoe Ac. @ $139.9k
Don't Let This One Slip Away!
2bd/1 ba on huge lots in
Horseshoe Acres. Bring all offers.
Seller Motivated $1651<
New Listing! Montura Ranch
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Get it while you can! Won't Last
Long! $107.7K
Got Land? Looking for develop-
ment land? 28 acs. in LaBelle
Ranchettes! Priced to sell fast @
$34K per acre
Need Some Space? Spacious
4bd/2ba doublewide MH in
Montura. Split floor plan, living
room, family room, too many
extras! Hurry, won't last!
Motivated Seller! Only $1591<
Looking for a weekend get away
or starter home? 2bd/2ba single
wide MH in Montura RanchEstates
fenced and on paved road. Only
$84.91<
New Listing! Secluded well main-
tain 1995 doublewide 3bd 2ba,
split floor plan, master bathroom
includes garden tub w/ separate
shower, property fenced and has
horse fenced area, also next to a
canal. $124,900.00


Charmaine A.
S Montgomery

863-697-0189
S'Se Habla Espanol
1) Muse 20 Acres
Absolutely Perfect for your
dream home. 20 Fenced Acres
w/ pond. Lots of 10 year old
pines w/ some oaks. Priced
below recent sales. Will Go
Fast! Only $409,900.00

2) US 27 5 Acres
Looking for the impossible?
Opportunity seldom knocks
twice! 5 acres on US 27 on
the Palm Beach/ Hendry
County line. Over 937 feet on
US 27 for easy access priced
right for a quick sale @ $275K
Don't let this one get away!

3) Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New
Construction in Growing Area.
Build Your Dream Home Here!
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #1 5, on
thepond @$62K
SThatcher Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
@$60K(
4) Montura Ranch Estates
125 N. Kennel $42,995.00
735 S. Palm $49,000.00
530 S. Shetland $52,500.00
770 S. Shetland $44,900.00


Jerry W.
Smith


.", 561-261-3444

5 wooded acres in Ladeca.
$150K
Montura Ranch Estates
2.5 Acres in Montura $85K
2.5 Acres in Montura $90K
5 Acres in Pioneer $179.9K
2.5 acres in Montura, fenced
$92.5K
Bring the kids & dog! This is
a big lot. 3bd/2ba brick home,
pool & fenced $319,000.00
New Development! Call me
for sky valley lots.
5 wooded acres in Pioneer
Plantation on paved road ask-
ing $1491<
Ready to move in! 3bd/2ba
manufactured home in Moore
haven $79.9K
30 Acres of pasture and
woods $7551<
New Listing! Moore Haven
3bd/2ba, CBS house
$220,000.00

Call me for vacant
land. Lots or acreage.


Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Habla Espanol
The Summer of '06 will be a fun-time
with the sparkling pool that comes
with this 4BR, 2-bath set amidst flow-
ering shrubs and colorful plantings in
enviable North Side of Clewiston. With
its spacious rooms, bar area, and
oversize lot you will vacation every
day for the price of an ordinary home:
$305,000.00
Good 01' Country Lvin' will be yours as
the owner of this 3BR 2Bath set on 1.25 of
the prettiest acres you will ever see in
Montura Ranch Estates. There's even a
Jacuzzi tub in master bath, and a fireplace
in family room. It's just waiting @
$154,900
Definitely Not Nice, In fact it's a 2
Bd disaster' F(A!ftild it may just
be livable. "n~li *.:an buy this
doublewide ni V i-e in Seminole
Manor for not much more than the lot
value at $39.9K
The Great Escape Off a country lane
in Montura Ranch Estates on 1.25
acres sits a doublewide mobile home
on a corner lot with bedrooms 2
bath, There's a jacuzzi tub in master
bath and a fireplace in family room. It
can be your family's haven for just
$152,000.
Why Pay high space rents when you
can own the land with a 3BR, 2-bath
double-wide with room for a double
carport, patio, and shed in Easy Life
subdivision It's going to sell fast at
$79,900.


--- Charles
H. Kehm
III

305-968-2242
plant to Own a Business? Check
his Out! Established commer-
ial upholstery business and
property $250K

)wn a Piece of Paradise!
beautiful building lot/invest-
nent property in Port LaBelle
49.9K Reduced for Quick
ale

lew Listir Acre Lot
located I nillW)lra Ranch
states goj LIj45K Seller
financing A IU
lew Residential Listing on
exclusive Ridgewood Ave.
bd/2ba on half an acre.
possible owner financing avail-
ble. Contact me for details &
showing.

ack On The Market! 3 ed-

arty ,_ .,- r .. n ,. ..- r _
f shopping $139.9K

lew Listing! Ranch Lake
states Moore Haven 2
building Lots Side by Side
30,000.00 each


Sam J.
Walker


o t, 863-677-1013

Montura Tracts, I List, Show and Sell
1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For Information or
Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12,500sq.ft: Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K

Country Living at its Best!
Home sits on 7.5 acres. Home is
completely made of 100% cedar.
Separate building 10 ft. away
from home is CBS constructed
and trim matches the main
house. Separate building could
be use as an office or guest
house. Call for more information!

5 Acres on Highway 27 going @
$275K
Just Outside of Town!
Fleetwood Home on a beautiful Y
acre: The property has a 24x30
shop with office listed at
$164.9K Call for an appointment
today!
You Won't Want To Miss Out On
A Deal Like This! 2003 4/2
Doublewide on 2.16 acres.
Property features a second
mobile home, large steel build-
ing and storage sheds and has
substantial potential $245,000


FEATU


775 County Rd.
721 Loop 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


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ATTENTION MONTURA RESIDENTS
NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS' 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 im at tie Montura Ranch Estates Clubhouse. 255 N. Hacienda Street in Monlu-
ra. Florida The purpose of Ihe landowners' meeting is to conduct business of the
Disltrcl and hold ite Annual Election for the Board of Supervisors. If you need
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interested persons are invited to attend and by heard
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT.

ATENCION RESIDENTS DE MONTURA:
NOTICIA DE REUNION PARA DUENOS DE TERRENOS
(HACENDADOS)Y
ELECTION ANNUAL PARA EL CONDADO CENTRAL DEL
DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUA
For lo present se esta dando la noticia de que la Junta de Supervisores para el
Condado Central del Distrito de Control de Agua, tendra su reunion annual para los
duenos de terrenos (hacendados) y las elecciones anuales para la Junta de Su-
pervisores el Sabado 29 de Abnl, 2006. desde las 8:00 a.m. hasta las 6:00 p.m.
en el Centro de recreation de Montura Ranch Estaes,255 N. Hacienda Street en
Montura, Florida El motive de la reunion es para conducir los asuntos del distrio
y hacer la eleccion annual de la Junta de Supervisores. Si necesita instrucciones
especificas para Ilegar al centro de Recreacion a mas Informacion per favor lame
alas oficnas del district as 863-983-5797 de las 7:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m Todos
los interesados estan invitados asistir y ser escuchados.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTINCT
117386 CGS 3/1,9,16,30:4/6,13,20,27/06


April 18, 2006
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
05-06-05
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and place they will be opened and read aloud.
The bids submitted are for
oxma 26412 are ds ne nc 1" Tpe I sphlt Ove la n
pe onrs ihe o n. speciicatnons may e otained at ity
Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewislton, FL 33440.
Each bid mstben aseaed envelope and clrl ,ya d a "PAVING BID. Bids
may b m or and ere to enur enue, s-
ton, FL 33440. No responsibility shall be attached to any officers for the prema-
ture opening of a bid not properly addressed and identified.
The Cit of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids Pr .60 days sandt rect
any ald all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and or-
malities, orto accept the bid that in its judgment best serves the City.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA


Iva Pittman
Deputy Clerk


129337 CN 4/27;5/4/06


PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2006
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of Pelican Lake Water Control District, a drain-
age district organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing
lands within Palm Beach County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing
the requirements of the District for maintenance, operation and administration
during the year beginning on the first day of October, 2006, and ending on the
thirtieth day of September, 2007. Said Budget, among other things, shows the
amount of Maintenance Assessments per acre necessary to be levied upon the
lands within said District for the year 2006.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District at Belle Glade, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of Pelican Lake
Water Control Distnct will meet at 10:45 A.M., Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at the
office of the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, Florida, for the purpose of
hearing objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget, and for the
purpose of transacting such other business as may properly come before said
meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY: /s/Paul Allen
President
129710 SUN 4/27/06


LANDOWNERS OF
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is herby given that pursuantto call of the Board of Supervisors of Ritta'Draln-
age District,, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, andlaw
amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Rilta Drainage Dis-
trict for the year 2005, will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses
Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, May 9. 2006 at 11:00
A.M. forthe purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisorfor term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY: Steve Stiles, President
129894 CGS 4/27/06 5/4/06




Agriculture

GAINESVILLE --The number of Agricul
of Florida agriculture industry vices organ
partners who read in honor of "Agric
Agriculture Literacy Day this year wouldn't
grew 18 percent to nearly 1,300, cessful n
Ag Literacy Day sponsor Florida industry
Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. Nedley, c
estimates.. the Clas
About 40 percent of this year's director
Ag Literacy Day readers were FFA Bureau.
students; 23 percent were Univer- grass-rool
sity of Florida/IFAS Extension and and appre
4-H agents, master gardeners and for us."
students; 13 percent were Florida Florida
Farm Bureau and county Farm sioner '(
Bureau members; and 4 percent applauded
were Florida Cattlemen and Cat- tion.
tlewomen. The remaining num- "The
ber of readers identified them- Florida a
selves simply as educators or who earr
volunteers without an industry Bronson s
affiliation, dents fir
They read to more than 75,000 their agric
Florida school children as part of help exp
Florida's third annual Agriculture where fo
Literacy Day, Thursday, March 16, scape mal
which Florida Ag in the Class- Florida
room and the Florida Department received


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R Scott Cooper DATE 5/9/06
SUBJECT AREA 203 Part-Time Adjunct Educators, Non-Certified and Substitute
Teachers Instructional Personnel
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
part-ltime adjunct educators, non-certified and substitute teachers instructional
personnel
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY 6A-1.502 S 8 R., 23 17(2) (a)-(f), 1001.42,
1001.43, 1012,22, 1012 32 and 1012.35 FS
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 6A-1.502 S.B R, 23.17(2) (a)-(l),
1001.42,1001,43, 1012.22, 1012,32, and 1012.35 FS.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without a
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The proposed rule establishes the policy for part-time ad-
junct educators, non-certified and substitute teachers instructional personnel.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in exceed of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on May 9, 2006.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal lor a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days alter publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: II requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by tie Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be heard at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a heanng. The request shall be submitted to tie Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give allect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Superintendent a Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), FS.
128212 CGS 4/20,27;5/4 CB 5/4/06



EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2006
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of East Shore Water Control District, a drainage
district organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing lands
within Palm Beach County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing the re-
quirements of the District for maintenance, operation and administration during
the year beginning on the first day of October, 2006, and ending on the thirtieth
day of September, 2007. Said Budget, among other things, shows the amount of
Maintenance Assessments per acre necessary to be levied upon the lands within
said District forth year 2006.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District at Belle Glade, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of East Shore Wa-
ter Control District will meet at 9:45 A.M., Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at the of-
fice of the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, Florida, for the purposes of
hearing objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget and for the
purpose of transacting such other business as may properly come before said
meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY:/s/ Gene Dodgen
President
129716 SUN 4/27/06


PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2006
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of Pahokee Water Control District, a drainage
district organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing lands
within Palm Beach County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing the re-
quirementspof the District for maintenance, operation and administration during
the year beginning on the first day of October, 2006, and ending on the thirtieth
day of September, 2007. Said Budget, among other-things, shows the amount of
Maintenance ;Assessment per acre necessary to be levied upon the lands within
said Distrcoi he year 2006,.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District at Belle Glade, Florida, The Board of Supervisors of Pahokee Water
Control District will meet at 9:15 o'clock A.M., Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at the
office of the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, Florida, for the purposes of
hearing objections and complaints with respect to the Budget and for the purpose
of transacting such other business as may properly come before said meeting.
BY ORDER OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY: /s/ Kenneth McDuffie
President
129712SUN 4/27/06


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R. Scott Cooper DATE: 5/9/06
SUBJECT AREA. 543 Prequalification of Contractors
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy or
procedures whereby certitled general and rooting contractors may prequalify, an-
nually to submit competitive bids on projects.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY. 1001.41 and 1001.42 F.S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 255 05, 287.0585, 489.125, AND
1013.451.s.
FULL TEXT A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without a
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for procedures
whereby certified general and roofing contractors may prequalify, annually, to
submit competitive bids on projects.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in exceed of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on May 9, 2006.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing withllin 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be heard at a time and date to be advertised in
tile future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: I you needan accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop
Notice: IIf the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of.the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), FS.
128212 CGS 4/20,27;5/4 CB 5/4/06




EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2006
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of East Beach Water Control District, a water
control district, organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing
lands within Palm Beach County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing
the requirements of the District for maintenance, operations and administration
during year beginning on the first day of October, 2006, and ending on the thirti-
eth day of September, 2007. Said Budget, among other things, shows the amount
of Maintenance Assessments per acre necessary to be levied upon the lands
within said Districtforthe'year 2006.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District in Belle Glade, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of East Beach Wa-
ter Control District will meet at 1:15 o'clock RM., Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at
the office of the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, Florida, for the purpose of
hearing objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget, and for the
purpose of transacting such other business as may properly come before said
meeting.
BY ORDER OF
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY: /s/ Roger Hatton
President
129718 SUN 4/27/06


CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2006
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of Clewiston Drainage District, a drainage district
organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing lands within
Hendry County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing the requirements of
the District for maintenance, operation and administration during the year beginning
on the first day of October, 2008, and ending on the thirtieth day of September,
2007. Said Budget, among other things, shows the amount of Maintenance As-
sessment per acre necessary to be levied upon the lands within said District for the
year 2006.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary of
the District at Clewiston, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of Clewiston Drainage
District will meet at 1:45 RM., Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at the office of the Secretary
of the District in Clewiston, Florida, for the purposes of hearing objections and
complaints with respect to the Budget and for the purpose of transacting such oth-
er business as may properly come before said meeting.
BY ORDER OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY: /s/Dwight R. Graydon
General Manager/Sec. Treasurer
129720 SUN 4/27/06


leaders read to children


iture and Consumer Ser-
anize.
culture Literacy Day
have been nearly as suc-
vithout the help of our
volunteers," said Heather
chairman of Florida Ag in
sroom and executive
of Polk County Farm
"We depend on our
ts network of volunteers,
eciate everything they do

a Agriculture Commis-
Charles H. Bronson
d industry's participa-

best ambassadors of
agriculture are the folks
n their living from it,"
said. "They can give stu-
st-hand knowledge of
cultural operations and
lain to these students
od, clothing and land-
terials come from."
a Ag in the Classroom
a grant from Monsanto


for Florida Agriculture Literacy
Day this year. The grant money
allowed it to buy more books, and
develop lessons for each book.
Volunteers either read "Til the
Cows Come Home," a story
about a cowboy who uses and
reuses a beautiful piece of leather
and sees it as a sign of unending
possibilities, or "Pig and Crow," a
story about how a lonely pig who
loves to bake learns the value of
hard work and patience in a mod-
ern day fable. A panel of 12 Flori-
da teachers selected the books,
which they said would reach pre-
kindergarten through fifth grade.
Florida Ag in the Classroom -
a Gainesville-based, non-profit
organization funded by the agri-
culture specialty license tag or the
"Ag Tag" provided the books
free to volunteers who donated
them to the school library after-
ward. Each teacher received a les-
son developed for the book. Each
elementary school student
received a bookmark summing


up the economic and environ-
mental contributions Florida
farmers make to the state.
Commissioner Bronson host-
ed a press conference in Tallahas-
see to kick off Ag Literacy Day and
sponsored a resolution that Gov.
Jeb Bush and other Florida Cabi-
net members adopted declaring
March 16 as Florida Agriculture
Literacy Day. National Agriculture
Week was March 19-25 this year.
Florida Ag in the Classroom is
charged with educating students
and teachers unfamiliar with agri-
culture about the industry's
importance. It provides curricula,
materials, grant money and pro-
grams that help kindergarten
through 12th grade teachers
incorporate agricultural concepts
in their language arts, math, sci-'
ence and social studies classes,
among other activities. Its
resource materials are correlated
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BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


TALLAHASSEE Saving
money on utility bills is as easy as
a trip to the Internet.
The Florida Public Service
Commission has unveiled the PSC
Conservation House Web page,
an interactive tool for helping to
educate consumers about ways
to reduce monthly utility charges.
Recent utility bill increases,
caused by the escalating cost of
fossil fuels used to produce elec-
tricity, have customers seeking
ways to conserve energy and save
on their natural gas and electric
bills. The Conservation House, is
accessible through the Commis-
sion's website.
Visitors to the Conservation
House website can pick up


Bartow, Florida
April 18,2006
Advertisement No. 1


CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time on Thursday, May
18, 2006 at the District Office, State of Florida Department of Transportation, 801
North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida 33830 for the following work. Bids received
will be opened and publicly read aloud in the Multi-Purpose Conference Room.
Sealed bids may be mailed and must be received prior to bid opening to State of
Florida Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway Ave., Attn: District
Contracts MS 1-18, Bartow, Florida 33830. If the bid amount is greater than
$250,000.00 on construction projects, the Contractor must be pre-qualified as re-
quired by Florida Statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter 14-22.
---NOTE-----
Proposal Forms will not be issued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednes-
day May M17,2006. Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday,
May 12, 2006.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: YOU MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS AND/OR
BID DOCUMENTS BY FAXING A FAX ORDER FORM TO (863) 534-7172. THIS
FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT WWW DOTSTATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMI-
NISTRATIONDISTRICT1 NEW BIDDERS ORIENTATION MEETING HAS BEEN
SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MAY 9,2006 AT 2:00 RM.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F55-RO COUNTIES Highlands and Okeechobee: FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO 421126-1-72-01 Work consists of clearing and grubbing, tree trim-
ming and removal. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER:
Gary Burnet, (8 386-6104 oary.6 utburentdot state fI us BUDGET AMOUNT
$100,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F56-RO) COUNTY Okeechobee: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
421127-1-72-01 Work consists of spot shoulder repair, seed and sod. (Approx
365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Gary Burnett,
(863) 386-6104 ary.burnettdot state f us BUDGET AMOUNT $90,000.00.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS
(CONTRACT NO. E1F57-RO) COUNTIES Manatee and Sarasota: FINANCIAL PRO-
JECT NO 421124-1-72-01 & 421123-1-72-01 Work consists of herbicide strip
application on the primary system. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PRO-
JECT MANAGER: Art Hall, (863) 359-7312 arthurhalldot state f us BUDGET
AMOUNT $135,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F58-RO) COUNTY District Wide: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
421144-1-72-01 Work consists of install/repair fencing fro storm water retention
ponds. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Rob Dwyer,
(863) 519-2762 robert dwyertdot state fl us MAXIMUM BUDGET AMOUNT
150,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F60-RO) COUNTIES Desoto & Hardee: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
414933-1-72-01 & 414934-1-72-01 Work consists of tree trimming and stump
removal. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Bobby Car-
roll, (663)993-4634 bobby carroll(adot state fl us BUDGET AMOUNT
$100.000.00 NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO Box 1249, Bartow,
Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the
State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will be made. The right
is reserved to reject any or all bids.
Cheryl Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
128466 ON/CGS 4/27;5/4/06


SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2006
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of South Florida Conservancy District, a drain-
age district organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing
lands within Palm Beach County and Hendry County, has caused to be prepared a
Budget showing the requirements of the District for maintenance, operation and
administration during the year beginning on the first day of October, 2006, and
ending on the thirtieth day of September, 2007. Said Budget, among other things,
shows the amount of Maintenance Assessments per acre necessary to be levied
upon the lands within said District forthe year 2006.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District in Belle Glade, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of South Florida
Conservancy District will meet at 11:!5 o'clock A.M,, Wednesday, May 10, 2006,
at the office of the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, Florida, for the purpose
of hearing objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget and for the
purpose of transacting such other business as may properly come before said
meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OFSUPERVISORS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
BY:/s/ Fritz Stein, Jr
Chairman
129706 SUN 4/27/06


SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2006
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of South Shore Drainage District, a drainage dis-
trict organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing lands within
Palm Beach County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing the require-
ments of the District for maintenance, operation and administration during the
year beginning on the first day of October, 2006, ,,J .,-".i;,'in., rie rf.i, ml i,
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The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District at Belle Glade, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of South Shore
Drainage District will meet at 10:45 A.M., Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at the office
of the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, Florida, for the purposes of hearing
objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget and for the purpose of
transacting such other business as may properly come before said meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY:/s/ BazilK. Anderson
President
129705 SUN 4/27/06


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money saving tips such as
improving insulation, using com-
pact fluorescent light bulbs, and
installing a programmable ther-
mostat.
"It has never been more
important for Florida utility cus-
tomers to take control of their-
energy use," Chairman Lisa Polak
Edgar said. "The Conservation
House gives customers informa-
tion they can use to make the
most of every dollar they spend
on utility service."
For additional information on
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TALLAHASSEE Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
advises all Floridians to be sure
family vaccinations are up to
date for the measles, mumps,
rubella (MMR) vaccine in light of
the recent mumps outbreak in
the Midwest.
"We encourage everyone to
know the status of their vacci-
nations in order to ensure safe-
ty and resistance against many
diseases, including mumps,"
said DOH Secretary M. Rony
Francois, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D.
"Proper routine vaccinations
help protect individuals and
raise their levels of immunity.
While vaccines are not 100 per-
cent effective, they do offer the
highest form of protection
against harmful infections and
diseases."
Mumps is a contagious dis-
ease spread by mucus or
droplets from the nose or throat
of an infected person, usually
when such a person coughs or
sneezes. Transmission can also
occur if an infected individual
touches an object with unclean
hands and someone else touch-
es the same surface and then


rubs their eyes, mouth or nose.
Transmission of this type rein-
forces the importance of healthy
habits, including proper hand
washing, keeping fingers away
from one's eyes, nose or mouth,
and sneezing and coughing into
a tissue or one's sleeve.
Anyone who experiences
the following symptoms: fever,
headache, muscle aches, tired-
ness and loss of appetite fol-
lowed by the onset of parotitis
swollen and tender salivary
glands under the ears, on one
or both sides), should immedi-
ately contact their primary
health care physician by phone
and explain their symptoms in
order to receive proper instruc-
tions. Those individuals should
also avoid contact with others
until the cause of their symp-
toms is certain.
For additional information,
visit DOH's Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us, click on the
diseases and conditions tab on
the left-hand side and select
mumps from the list. To check
on a vaccination status, contact
your primary health care physi-
cian or your local CHD.


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