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Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: May 4, 2006
Publication Date: 1989-
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Sun Spots

Free prom
gift bags
Free prom gifts bags for
boys and girls(including
designer perfume/cologne,
lip gloss, mints, saftey kits
and much more)will be
available May 9 to 12 from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Glades
Health Initiative, Inc. in Belle
Glade.(Main Street next door
to Laundromat). For more
information call (561)996-
0500. The prom gift bags are
free to all Glades schools
Juniors and Seniors.

Girl Scouts host
blood drive
Local Girl Scout Troops
are sponsoring a Blood Drive
on May 27th, 2006, at Cum-
munity United Methodist
Church in Belle Glade (401
SW 1st St), from 10a.m. to
3p.m.
All donors receive a free
T-shirt, free mini physical,
iron and cholesterol screen-
ing, blood typing, blood
pressure testing, and Sickle
Cell testing on request. If you
have any questions contact
Dianna Compton 561-512-
2610.

Want to buy
your own home?
A free homebuyer educa-
tion workshop will be pre-
sented in English and Span-
ish at Centro Campesino on
Saturday 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.

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
Reverend Roosevelt Cooper.
For more information con-
tact Sister Loretta Sandiford
at (561)992-8512.

Child safety
seats inspected
The Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office will host a
special presentation by the
Auto Theft, Crime Prevention
and Traffic Division Precious
Cargo Units on May 9, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Citi-
zen's Patrol Office, 95th St.
(east of U.S. 441, South off
Glades Road.) The program
will include free child safety
seat inspections and VIN
etching.


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Inland port plan proposed


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

BELLE GLADE The Port of
Palm Beach presented local lead-
ers with an overview of an ambi-
tious plan to alleviate the deep
congestion of commercial traffic
on the eastern coast of Florida
with the construction of an
inland port cargo complex that
will run through the Glades itself.
Still in its conceptual phase,
the project represents one of the


biggest opportunities yet for the
local cities to position themselves
for a possible economic boom.
Leaders expressed their excite-
ment for the concept at a recent
meeting of the Glades cities.
The idea behind an inland
port is grounded in the fact that
many commercial transportation
corridors along the east coast are
being slowly pushed to, literally,
a grinding halt in favor of the
growing developments sprouting


up throughout the county.
According to the Port of Palm
Beach, it currently takes four
hours for a commercial ship-
ment to make its way through
the gates in Miami with the traffic
disruption that trucks see on 1-95
and the Florida Turnpike.
Railways are no different.
There are 200 rail crossings on
the southeastern-FEC Railway
between the Port of Palm Beach
and Port of Miami alone.


Pahokee plays its part: Great Clean Up


INI/Jose Zaragoza
The city of Pahokee's Great American Clean Up event this year saw the participation of
over 120 of its residents who came early in the morning Saturday to help clear the
streets of all trash and debris. Grown-up and child, the young and the young-at-heart,
pitched in and took part in the event, which was sponsored by Lakeside Community
Renewal, in cooperation with the city, the Great American Clean Up, Beautiful Palm
Beaches, the Solid Waste Authority, Florida Recycling and the Chamber of Commerce.


Kimberly Vickers was one of
many volunteers Saturday at
"Operation Clean Sweep," a Chairperson Barbara Branch, center, spurred her many
,beautification effort that took volunteers into action Saturday. Terry Reed, left, and
place in Pahokee April 29. husband Hugh Branch gladly obliged.


"We are being squeezed for
additional space and we see
international trade doubling in
the next 15 years," said Lori Baer,
Director of the Port of Palm
Beach.
Ms. Baer and Belle Glade
Commissioner Gwen Asia-
Williams, on a recent trade mis-
sion trip to Trinidad, saw how
successful an inland port could
be in Florida and the Port of Palm
Beach decided to move forward


on the conceptual planning.
"We can do this in our own
backyard,'" Ms. Baer remem-
bered Ms. Asia-Williams saying.
The inland port cargo com-
plex would re-route the traffic to
areas where the roadways are
still able to conduct the heavy
activity without much of the
issues now plaguing port activity
in other areas.
See Port -Page 12


Storm debris




still left




in Pahokee


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

PAHOKEE With only a
months before the start of a
new hurricane season, it does-
n't seem likely that debris from
a previous hurricane season
would still be lingering around,
lying on the sides of roads wait-
ing to be picked up.
But it is.
Last year's hurricane did its
share of damage in the city of
Pahokee, and seemed to hit its,
trailer parks hardest of all.
Though FEMA has since come
to pick up debris from the hur-
ricane, many did not follow
through with the agency's pick


up schedule and are now in the
position to pay to haul the trash
away.
The problem, city officials
say, is getting the private
landowners to pay.
Last week, the city put three
trucks on the road to pick up all
debris left from the hurricane.
Over the course of two days,
the trucks hauled away tons of
debris that had become a safety
issue since being put out by pri-
vate owners for pick up.
The city estimates the cost
to be approximately $50,000
for the collection,.though offi-
See Debris Page 12


City replaces



water meters


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE The. city of
Pahokee has approved the
replacement of all of its water
meter systems with new, state-
of-the-art meters aimed at
reducing the amount of errors
registered by the older system.
The million-dollar imple-
mentation, officials hope, will
provide a new system that will
be nearly free of computational
errors and will help the city keep
track of its water accounts with
best efficiency.
Ultimately, leaders say the
system will help the city realize
large savings. ',
The system is scheduled to
be on-line by Sept. 30 of this


year.
Beginning immediately and
until the final completion date,
the company contracted to the
work and the city will be going
door-to-door to residential and
commercial properties while
the replacements are made to
ensure as little disruption as pos-
sible. Extra efforts will be taken
with larger commercial proper-
ties so that they are not without
service for long periods of time.
All of the meters currently
installed within the city limits
will be replaced, or retrofitted
with the new equipment. In
total, this represents 2,941
accounts across Pahokee.
See Water Page 12


Police make drug busts


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The Belle
Glade police took to the streets
in a two-day operation to bust
alleged drug dealers in the act
last month, capturing several
suspects in the process.
According to Sgt. Detective
Calipto Gonzalez,' the five-
member squad concentrated
on the downtown Belle Glade
area, including the areas
around the loading ramp a
neighborhood block known
by the department in the past
as the site of late-night drug
deals and other illegal activi-
ties.
The group rode in squad
cars over the course of the two
days, April 20 and 21, scanning
the area for a few well-known
suspects and responding
when witnesses nearby report-
ed drug deals in progress or a
suspicious person walking the
streets. The police got lucky


and found what they were
looking for, arresting seven
individuals in connection with
illegal narcotic activity.
Surprisingly, a large num-
ber of the suspects taken off
the streets during the opera-
tion were juveniles. According
to the detective, the juveniles
were carrying large enough
amounts of narcotics and
paraphernalia to be charged
with possession with intent to
sell. After confiscating multiple
bags of drugs from most sus-
pects, it was evident that the
individuals were not intending
to use the drugs for personal
use, detectives said.
One of the juvenile sus-
pects carried $900 in cash.
When asked by the officers
where he had gotten the
money, he said he earned it
from a paper route. The juve-
nile was unable to provide
proof of his job.
One of the few adults


arrested was Frank Anthony
Smith, III, of Belle Glade.
According to police, Smith
was found carrying 13 bags of
marijuana. Officers charged
him with possession with
intent to sell.
Six juveniles were found
with an array of narcotics on
them. Officers recovered bags
of crack cocaine, powder
cocaine, marijuana and a vari-
ety of drug paraphernalia from
the suspects arrested.
Detectives say they are
focusing on stepping up their
efforts on the large narcotics
trafficking network in Belle
Glade and plan to continue
similar operations in the
future. They say more arrests
are expected soon.
"This police department is
not going to tolerate these
people on the corners selling
narcotics," said Sgt. Detective
Gonzalez.


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State budget includes courthouse funding


TALLAHASSEE The 60-day
legislative session is nearing its
close and funding has been
secured for courthouse facilities
in several rural counties in Flori-
da according to State Senator
Rod Smith (D-Alachua).
Budget conferees met
throughout the weekend in Talla-
hassee and reached a final agree-


ment on several issues, including
funding levels for several small
county courthouse projects, on
Monday evening.
Senator Smith announced
that several rural counties have
secured funding for courthouse
facility improvements. "We've
been fortunate in the past four
years in that we've been able to


secure funds for the facility needs
of public courthouses in many
rural counties in the state," said
the Senator. "Having personally
tried cases as a prosecutor in
many rural courthouses, I know
that we have some very real facil-
ity needs and recognize that it is
difficult for many rural counties
to foot the bill," he continued.


The bill includes $550,000 for
Glades County Courthouse Safe
Record Area and $200,000 for the
Hendry County Courthouse.
Senator Smith serves as Vice-
Chairman of the Senate Justice
Appropriations Committee and
chaired the committee during
the 2003 and 2004 Legislative
Sessions.


Obituaries


William
Thomas Aspey
William (Bill) T. Aspey, 75, of
Belle Glade died April 29, 2006.
He was born on Jan. 14, 1931 in
Titusville, Penn., son of Donald
T. and Josephine Gardner Aspey
The family moved to Belle Glade
in 1936 and Bill graduated from
Belle Glade High School in 1949.
He graduated from Florida State
University in 1953 and was a
member of Lambda Chi Alpha
Fraternity. He was an active
member of Seminole Boosters.
After graduation from FSU, he
served in the US Marine Corps.
He retired from Sugar Cane
Growers Cooperative in 1993,
after 28 years as payroll supervi-
sor.
Survivors include his loving
wife, Helen Folds Aspey of Belle
Glade; son Robert Wester Jr.
(Nancy) of Royal Palm Beach;
daughters, Sheryl Wester Shaw
of Gainesville, Fla; Keith Shaw,
Gainesville, Fla.; Robbie and
Krystel Wester, Royal Palm
Beach; Allie and Jarret Morgan,
Naples, Fla.; and his brother-in-
law, Allison E. Folds (Jackie) of
Gainesville, Fla. He was preced-
ed in death by his son, Steve
Wester in 1976.
He was a member of Masons
for over 50 years and past master
and treasurer of Belle Glade
#273 and a member of Okee-
chobee Lodge #237. He was
District Deputy of the Grand
Lodge of Florida in 1983. He was
a member of Scottish Rite/Valley
of Lake Worth and a 33 Degree
Mason. He was a former mem-
ber of Maki Shrine Temple,
Miami and a charter member of
Amara Remple, Palm Beach Gar-
dens, serving as marshall and
captain of the guard. He also
served as president and treasur-
er of Amara Ambassadors. He
dedicated many hours, serving
on the Shrine Children's Hospital
committee. He served as worthy
patron of Belle Glade Chapter
#196 Order of Eastern Star and a
member of Clewiston Chapter
O.E.S. He was a member of


B.P.O.E. 1716 Order of Elks. He
was a member of Community
United Methodist Church of
Belle Glade. Visitation was Tues-'
day, May 2, 2006 at Glades Funer-
al chapel 1040 N. Main St., Belle
Glade with Masonic service at 7
p.m., Funeral Services were held
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at
Glades Funeral Chapel at 10
a.m., Entoumbment followed at
Foreverglades Funeral Mau-
soleum.
Donations may be made to:
Shriners Hospital for Children
Transportation fund, Amara
Shrine Temple, P.O. Box 30335,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420-
30335.
Willard William Lix
Willard Lix, 74, of Buckhead
Ridge, died April 29, 2006 at
home. Mr. Lix was born July 15,
1931 in Patton, Missouri to Cecil-
ia and William Lix. He had lived
in Buckhead Ridge since 1983
previously residing in Hidden
Valley Missouri. Mr. Lix proudly
served our country in the US
Army and retired from the Army
corps of Engineers in 1979.
Mr. Lix was preceded in death
by his wife Geraldene in 1998
and his granddaughter, Molly in
2004. He is survived by sons,
William Lix of Scott City, Mo.,
DeWayne Lix of Benton, Mo.;
daughters Linda Shank of Buck-
head Ridge and Jeannenne San-
born of Buckhead Ridge; 10
grandchildren; 6 great-grandchil-
dren; and, one brother Geroid
Lix of Jackson, Mo.
Funeral services will be held
at Amick-Bennett funeral Home
in Scott City, Missouri, Interment
will be at Cape Girardeau Memo-
rial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to:
Make a Wish Foundation, 3550
N. Central Avenue, Suite 300,
Phoenix, Arizona 85012-2127 or
Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark
Circle, Fort'Myers, Florida 33908.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


Dean A. Manor
A memorial service for Dean
Allan Manor, 42, of 309
Lawrence Street, Roxboro, N.C.,
who died on Monday, April 24,
2006 at Person Memeorial Hos-
pital, was conducted on Satur-
day, April 29.
Mr. Manor was a former resi-
dent of Clewiston. He was the
son of John and Shirley Manor,
Cooksburg, Penn., who survive.
Surviving, in addition to his
parents, are his wife, Denise
Manor: a son, Damian Manor, of
Roxboro; and two brothers, Dar-
rell Manor of Asheville and John
Manor of Clarion, PA.
Memorials may be made to
Home Health & Hopice of Per-
son County, 325 S. Morgan St.,
Roxboro, N.C. 27573.
Robert L. Schultz, Sr.
Robert L. Schultz, Sr., 75, of
Lake Placid died Thursday
evening, April 20, 2006 at his res-
idence. He was born in Detroit,
Mich. to parents Brenton Sr. and
Brenda Schultz. He played on
the Dexter Michigan High School
football team that was un-scored
upon one year and undefeated
another, receiving personal con-
gratulations from University of
Michigan football coach Bo
Schemblecher at a house party.
He served his country in the U.S.
Army for six years, stationed in
Alaska, Virginia, and Washing-
ton. A charter member of the
Dexter Lions Club and a mem-
ber of the Washtenaw County
Sheriffs skin diving recovery
team. Before moving to Belle
Glade he was the owner of the
Mill Creek Sporting Goods Store
in Dexter and continued repair-
ing Evinrude motors and golf
course grounds maintenance in
Florida. He is survived by his lov-
ing wife of 55 years Betty, daugh-
ters; Pamela Tasker (Jay), Susan
Davenport (Ross), sons; Bobby
Schultz, Jr. (Debbie), grandchil-
dren; Britt Tasker (Julie), Karra
Dettling (Andy), Joshua, Jacob,
Jesse Schultz Rebecca, Sarah,
Zachary Davenport, twin great


grandchildren, mother, Bertha, a
twin brother; Brenton, Jr. (Mar-
cie), sister: Marlelayne Newell
(Raymond). Services will be
held at a later date in Michigan.
Family suggest memorial dona-
tions to Good Shepherd Hos-
pice, 4418 Sun "N" Lake Blvd,
Sebring, Florida 33852. All
arrangements entrusted to Scott
Funeral Home, Lake Placid, Fla.
George L. Towell
George L. Towell, 59 of Lake
City died early Thursday morn-
ing, April 27, 2006 at the Lake
City Medical Center. A native of
Litchfield, Illinois, Mr. Towell had
lived in Lake City for the past
twelve years having moving
there from Belle Glade, Florida
where he had been a long time
resident. Mr. Towell was very
active in the Belle Glade Elks
Lodge #1716, American Legion
Everglades Post #20, Okee-
chobee Masonic Lodge #237,
the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
in Lake Worth, Amara Shriners
in Palm Beach Gardens, Order of
the Eastern Star Sugarland Chap-
ter 220 in Clewiston and he most
recently became a member of
the Lake City Board of Realtors.
In his spare time he enjoyed trav-
eling, spending time with family
and friends and was an avid
Florida Gator fan.
Mr. Towell is survived by his
wife, Gail Towell, Lake City, two
sons, William Towell, Titusville
and Ralph Towell (Nichole),
Royal Palm Beach, two daugh-
ters, Terri Weeks (Matt) and
Janet Towell both of Belle Glade,
one brother Ray Towell (Jen-
nifer), Stuart and three sisters,
Maxine Parson (Tony), Ponce De
Leon, Jeanne Woodard (Bobby),
Belle Glade, and Mary Frances
Alford (Tony) Branford. Two
grandchildren, Kathryn and Lau-
ren Weeks of Belle Glade and a
host of nieces and nephews also
survive.
Memorial services for Mr.
Towell were conducted Tuesday,
May 2, 2006 at Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home in Clewiston.


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Could the dike fail? Leaders to


State panel
finds problems
with the dike
By MaryAnn Moris

In a 78-page report released to
Gov. Bush on April 27, an inde-
pendent panel of engineers,
brought in by South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
reported problems with the Her-
bert Hoover Dike. The dike encir-
cles Lake Okeechobee and pro-
tects the communities some
60,000 people who live there -
from flooding. It also holds the
fresh water supplies for much of
South Florida.
Gov. Bush, upon review of the
report, wrote to Principal Deputy
Assistant Secretary of the Army in
charge of civil works, John Paul
Woodley, listing nine points of con-
cern about the 70-year-old dike.
The Corps of Engineers has posted
a response to the nine points of
concern made by Gov. Bush and
the news release and Gov. Bush's
letter on their Web site at:
www.saj.usace.army.miV pao/hot-
Topics/ninepoints.htm.
"There are no surprises here,"
said COE Chief of Engineering
Steve Duba in a teleconference May
2. "We have been dealing with
these issues for manyyears."
The US Army Corps of Engi-
neers (COE), which Secretary
Woodley heads, responded with a
news release stating among other
points:
"The U.S. Army corps of Engi-
neers holds public safety as its high-
est priority," said Woodley in the
news release. "We have always
taken, and will continue to take,
actions that put protection of the
public above all other considera-
tions. That is why we have a com-
prehensive program to ensure the
integrity of the Herbert Hoover Dike
is always maintained and Lake
Okeechobee water levels are man-
aged to minimize risks as we enter
hurricane season."
"The report, prepared by an
independent review panel of engi-
neers confirms and validates con-
cerns that the Corps has expressed
for some time now, and which we
have already begun to address,"
said Woodley. "The Corps provided
all information requested by the
independent panel to conduct their
analysis."
The report itself quotes a 1986
COE document:


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"The major concern is not with
the costs required to make minor
repairs to the levees... but with the
consequence of a complete levee
failure. The costs associated with
such an occurrence would be
astronomical."
The report raises question
about danger to the dike while the
current repairs are ongoing and
also questions the nature of the
repairs as a whole. The COE will re-
evaluate the design of the repair to
ensure that the best repair will be
made under the level of protection
authorized by congress.
In 2005 Congress authorized the
Herbert Hoover Dike be placed on
the National Inventory of Dams.
This increases the standards by
which the dike is maintained.
The report discusses the fact
that problems with the dike are
more and more likely the higher
the water is maintained and recom-
mends changes in the regulating
rules that govern the lake.
"The risk of piping (leaks) is
directly related with the water level
in Lake Okeechobee, said Steve
Duba, Chief COE Engineer.
Also, as the report points out, a
serious breach of the dike would
cause a loss of life, cities, crops and
a loss of water supplies to the
coastal communities and lake
communities.
The report goes on saying that
the quick response, knowledge
and care of the COE personnel in
watching and repairing problems
as they happen has been the one
this that has kept South Florida
from a tragic and expensive catas-
trophe, but that the structure itself
must prevail.
The COE's goal was to have the
lake at elevation 14.0 by May 1 and
that was exceeded when the lake
reached 13.83. The amount of
water allowed into Lake Okee-
chobee is indeed an issue.
"Construction of the Stormwa-
ter Treatment Areas (STA's) and
impoundment areas being built
with the Accesser8 projects func-
tion as storage for excess stormwa-
ter," said Randy Smith Lead Media
Specialist for South Florida Water
Management District.


Hendry Regional has free

diabetes education class


Diabetes affects your heart and
blood vessels. Complications
include heart attack, coronary
artery disease, stroke and poor
circulation to the feet. Heart dis-
ease affects 75 percent of those
with diabetes.
People with Type 2 diabetes
have an even great risk of cardiac
complications because damage to
blood vessels starts many years
before blood sugar levels elevate.
Insulin resistance, the cause of the
Type 2 diabetes, leads to high
blood pressure, high cholesterol,
and fat deposits 20-30 years before
the blood sugars start to rise.
Diabetes causes changes in the
way fats are used in the body. Cho-
lesterol and triglycerides elevate
and the good cholesterol (HDL)
level falls. The cholesterol becomes
small, dense, and sticky, causing it
to stick to the sides of blood vessels.
This leads to atherosclerosis, fatty
plaques that form on the sides of


blood vessels and shrink the open-
ing that carries blood to organs,
arms and legs. The red blood cells
become sticky and clump together,
increasing the risk for high blood
pressure, heart attack, and stroke.
Hypertension, or high blood
pressure, affects more than half of
all people with diabetes and plays a
major part in the progress of eye
and kidney problems. Blood pres-
sure in people with diabetes
increases with age and weight and
is twice as likely in African- Ameri-
cans as Caucasians. It adds to the
higher risk of stroke. Hypertension
worsens hardening of the arteries,
where the walls of the arteries
become thick and hard, leading to
poor circulation.
Prevention of heart complica-
tions is possible with daily exercise,
low fat diet and medications for
hypertension and cholesterol.
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Pahokee city
leaders are expected to review a
proposal from U.S. Sugar for the
operation of a rock pit near 20-
Mile Bend.
While officials have no say
over whether or not the plans
are approved by the county,
leaders say they would like to
know more about the plans
before giving them the city's
stamp of approval.
At this point, U.S. Sugar repre-
sentatives say the proposal
would allow it to lease a piece of
property near 20-Mile Bend as a
rock pit, west of an aggregate
rock company near West Palm
Beach.
At least initially, the rock-min-
ing operation is expected to cre-
ate a number of new jobs,
though an exact figure is not yet
known. According to Judy
Sanchez, director of corporate
communications for U.S. Sugar,
said the mining company is
expected to grow through the
years with the potential to
encompass 4,000 acres of land.
U.S. Sugar has signed a lease
agreement with Stuart Mining,
the company that will manage
and operate the mining site.


Unlike companies like Palm
Beach Aggregates near West
Palm Beach whose constant
stream of heavy truck traffic
bogs down Southern Blvd.
the product dug at the site will be
transported from the area via
rail. Residents near the area and
drivers who use the road to
Canal Point often, U.S. Sugar
representatives said, should not
expect to see the commercial
vehicles on the highway.
The next step for U.S. Sugar
will come in the form of a
request to Palm Beach County. It
is expected that the mining oper-
ation will pass through the coun-
ty's planning and zoning depart-
ment for approval.
Pahokee city officials at a
recent meeting seemed unop-
posed to the idea of supporting
the concept, but ordered staff to
get more information before
they vote either way.
"The administration hasn't
had the opportunity;" to review
the material, said City Manager
Lillie Latimore. "We're going to
write them a nice, neutral letter
and have them explain it to us."
At least one commissioner
agreed.
"Give us time to look at this,"
said Commissioner Keith Babb.


By Patty Brant
Homelessness can be fairly
easy to hide. It's not only scruffy
people living on the streets or in
wooded areas. The homeless
includes people who drift from
relatives to friends to other rela-
tives because they cannot
afford a place of their own.
Being homeless in Hendry
County is a particular problem
because there are so few servic-
es here.
The official homeless count,
conducted January 27, was
417; however, coalition mem-
bers are sure that's just the tip
of the iceberg. Of the 417
homeless counted, 95 were in
Clewiston, the rest in LaBelle.
With only a handful of volun-
teers to canvas and almost all
of those centered in the imme-
diate LaBelle area most of the
county was not involved at all in
the process.
Of course, Hurricane Wilma
added to the number of home-
less left in this area, with 645
homes destroyed.
The big dream is to open a
shelter for the homeless, how-
ever finding an appropriate site
is a big issue as is the funding
it would take. A possible site at
the Freedom Fellowship
Church has not panned out, but
coalition members are continu-
ing to search for the most


appropriate means to serve the
homeless, whether it be a soup
kitchen, an emergency shelter
or transitional housing, which
offers shelter for three months
to two years and seeks to help
solve the issues that cause
homelessness, including drug
abuse, a lack of job skills, tem-
porary disability or just bad cir-
cumstances. They are also con-
sidering partnering with other
entities, such as Habitat for
Humanity and local govern-
ment.
Last year the six-county
coalition received $249,000 for
local services. This year, the
local coalition hopes to receive
$450,000 for services. A new
system to document the home-
less is to be in place by the next
official count, which will take
place in January 2007. A system
using electronic service points
- inputting homeless informa-
tion into a data base is com-
ing into play. Three local groups
will initially be licensed as take-
in points: Freedom Fellowship
Ministries, United Way and Sal-
vation Army.
The next homeless coalition
meeting will be at the United
Way House at 10 a.m. Thursday,
May 18. The public is encour-
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Volunteers are needed in the
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children from birth through age
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family counseling at no cost to
families in Pafn Beach C:,ount. As
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City of Pahokee
finances questioned
I have tried to stay out Paho-
kee's business since I left the
City's employ.
However, there are a few
recent events that need to be
brought to light as I feel they will
greatly affect the finances of the
City and especially the residents in
a couple of years.
The first is the way the City
seems to be spending the savings
from the police department. The
City, as I understand it, has a two
year contract with the County for
police service. This will save con-
siderable money over the next
two years. The City has advertised
for an economic development
director and a financial analyst.
Recent articles indicate they will
also be looking for an assistant
city manager.
Pahokee is a small community
with limited resources and adding
three high priced administrators
to an already top heavy adminis-
trative staff is fiscally irresponsi-
ble. The City definitely needs eco-
nomic development. However,
since the City essentially gave
away the only industrial park we
had, which is now under 15 feet
of brush and weeds, the farmers
will have to sell some property to
enable economic development.
This has always been a stum-
bling block in the past. Therefore,
I'm not sure what a full time eco-
nomic developer will have to
work with to offer an incoming
industry. The job description for
the fiscal analyst is very vague so
I'm not sure what this position is
expected to accomplish. I can't
think of any analysis that couldn't
and shouldn't be done by the City
Manager or the Finance Director.
Specialty studies are done by con-
sultants. Existing staff should be
able to any day to day studies.
I know the City Manager does-
n't need an assistant. The posi-
tion, if handled properly, can and
always has been easily handled
by one person. The major prob-
lem with all of this administrative
staff is it's being paid for with the
savings from the police depart-
ment. What happens in two years
when the County doubles the cost
of the police service? Every cost
they gave me previously was
twice what the City is paying now
and you can be sure the new con-
tract will be also. Will you then
fire. all of the people you hired,
because you certainly won't have
the funds to keep them? The sav-
ings should be prudently spent on
needed items with nonrecurring
costs so that the funds will be
there when the contract is
renewed. The City can forget
about going back to its own
police department because if you
couldn't afford to keep it you'll
never be able to start it up again.
The other major concern that
nobody seems to be addressing is
the water leakage in the City's
present distribution system. In
reviewing the water produced at
the water plant over the past year
and the water billed by the City
there is a very serious discrepan-
cy. With the exception of two
months, the plant distributed
approximately 80% more water
than was billed. This has always


been a problem although I don't
recall it being this bad. Regard-
less, when the City produces the
water, the fiscal impact on the res-
idents is mitigated.
However, when the County
starts billing for every gallon
entering the City the only way to
pay for this is to raise the water
rates to the residents by 80%. This
increase doesn't include the cost
of the capital facilities that will be
passed on to the customers.
There will be a savings by elimi-
nating the City's water plant but
that won't come near the increase
needed to pay for the new system
and the present leakage. The citi-
zens can't afford this type of
increase. Instead of addressing
this serious issue, the City wants
to spend about $100,000 to lock
the manhole covers. If a grant
pays for all of this, that's one
thing, but it's still a waste of grant
funds that could be better spent
elsewhere. The City has also stat-
ed they want to spend about
$1,000,000 to install electronic
water meters. This would be a
nice luxury but is not cost effec-
tive and it is a waste of funds. The
leak problem will take a lot of
money and depending on the
funding, a long time to correct. It
must be started immediately, not
when the high water bills start
and the City residents can't afford
to pay their bills.
I hope the City Commission
takes these concerns seriously
because they are real. The resi-
dents you are sworn to protect
will be the real losers. The Com-
mission needs to make the City
Manager accountable to seriously
address these problems and not
rubber stamp administrative
desires for unnecessary programs
and personnel that need to take a
back seat to the problems that
will adversely affect our citizen's
pocketbook.
Ken Schenck


'How we do it
in Pahokee?'
Well, according to our mayor,
"that's the way we do it in Paho-
kee". And did they ever do it.
We all know for sure that this
past run-off will never be
described as gentle, neighborly,
honest or full of integrity.
These same people have con-
trolled Pahokee for too many
years. If this had truly been a fair
election, I am certain that we
would have had a much-needed
change at city hall. As it stands
now, we will have two more years
to suffer and watch our town be
dragged deeper into the econom-
ic abyss it currently resides in. If
there is one person out there who
can show us ONE positive thing
our current "dictatorship" has
accomplished, then publish it in
this paper.
This election was orchestrated
from the very beginning and it
was nasty, but the negative, nasty,
hateful things that happened dur-
ing this campaign did not come
from the mayor's opponent, but
from the mayor and his "regime."
The first surprise was dropped
on us the morning of the first elec-
tion when an ordinance which
had been on the books since the
1950s was suddenly enforced. It


stated there would be no political
advertising on city property. We
called the Supervisor of Elections
office in West Palm and were told
we could hold the signs, but not
attach them to buildings or plant
them in the ground as long as we
stayed outside the 100 foot line of
the polls.
Following the election, our city
clerk informed the candidates
who would be in the run-off that
no political advertising would
even be allowed on the property.
The candidates agreed to that.
Imagine our surprise on Election
day when we approached the
polling place and saw our incum-
bent mayor's tent and signs on
city property. I know this may
seem petty and confusing, but
they stopped at nothing to con-
fuse and disorient. This amounted
to three interpretations of the
same ordinance within the range
if two weeks.
The most despicable thing
happened on the day of the runoff
when our mayor and his "regime"
of supporters wore T-shirts which
said "campaign on your accom-
plishments, not your hatred".
How dare them to claim inno-
cence: That is just like Mr. Sasser
after all, he loves to "rub our
noses in it" all the time. I know
from a very personal view that the
mayor's opponent ran a very
clean race. I was one of his sup-
porters and campaign managers
and we always stressed in our
campaign meetings that we
would refrain from using "nega-
tive" tactics. I personally insisted
on this approach.
I wonder how many of you out
there did not like the intimidation
of having someone watching you
come to vote through their binoc-
ulars. That tactic is disgusting and
truthfully "un-neighborly". We
live in a small town, we all know
each other, do we really need to
resort to spying in order to dis-
courage people from voting?
Every item on Mr. Davis's flyer
was truthful while Mr. Sasser, Mr.
McEntire and Ms. Biggs passed
out their flyers claiming they per-
sonally made everything happen
for Pahokee like the resurfacing of
441, the new water plant (in Belle
Glade), the new hospital (in Belle
Glade), and many more accord-
ing to their "propaganda". While
it may not fall under the heading
of "Lies," it certainly was grand-
standing and claiming responsi-
bility for something that would
have happened anyway. Do you
not remember that our mayor
stormed out of a tri-city meeting
concerning the water plant?
If Mr. Sasser truly wanted to be
doing something positive for all of
Pahokee, then why does he not
include all of Pahokee in his
plans?
I can hold my head up high
knowing that Mr. Davis and those
neighbors we worked closely
with during this campaign
refrained from the negatives. We
urged those who supported us to
do the same. To quote the mar-
quee on our beloved Pahokee
Church of the Nazarene, "He who
throws dirt, loses ground".
(Thank you Danny.)
Mr. Sasser, just when I thought
you had lost all the respectable
"ground" you had, you lose some
more. You may have scored a


"victory" for you and your
"regime" and your benefactors,
but the majority of the people liv-
ing in and around Pahokee lost so
much. We lost our sense of identi-
ty as a community.
I promise to work with the city
in every way. I have always
weighed the negatives and have
been able to work for the people
of this community even if it meant
going into the "lion's den" so to
speak. I just wish our mayor, his
commissioners and his misguid-
ed benefactors and supporters
could do the same.
The one thing this election
helped us to prove was this: The
people who hold the power will
stoop lower as the pressure builds
against their stranglehold on our
city and in so doing, more
citizens have come to realize
what I and many others have
known for a very long time...
In Pahokee, you have no free-
dom of speech (unless it is pro-
fanity), and when you do state
your own political views, you are
vilified, blackballed, and lied to
and about by so many people
who actually think they are doing
the right thing.
I will be here whenever you
need a friend or whenever you
may need some help or even if all
you need is a smiling face at the
intersection of Bacom Point Road
and S. Lake Avenue after a hurri-
cane. We all are neighbors. It is
such a shame that greed and lies
prevail in Pahokee. The only way
to move forward is to continue to
monitor city hall by attending
meetings, working on boards and
committees within our communi-
ty. Of course, this is all my person-
al opinion.
If any of you out there wish to
help us in our quest, join us every
second and fourth Tuesdays of
the month for commission meet-
ings, go to www.Newszap.com
(operated by this paper) and join
other citizens in our very own
forum. Voice your opinion anony-
mously. If you want to get
involved even more, we are start-
ing a Political Action Committee
of concerned citizens to address
the situation and correct it. Just
give me a call.
LanyWright
Proud Citizen of Pahokee
Editor's note: According to the
city clerk's office, the candidates
were told not to post any political
signs in or around the polling
places because the mania candi-
dates u.'1g.Qoming ouer to pitch
tents on the city property and
were attracting a large crowd.
The city has an ordinance forbid-
ding campaigning in the polling
areas on Election Day. After con-
sulting with the city attorney, the
acting city manager gave the
okay for the chief of police to tell
the candidates that they could
not be in the area during the elec-
tion. At the run-off election,
because only two candidates
remained, there seemed to be
more leniency because the
crowd was not as large. The
mayor participated in the run-off
election. According to the clerk, in.
future elections, the city candi-
date packets will include the ban
on campaigning in the polling
areas so that the issue won't crop
up again.


Zaragoza is named new S. Lake editor


Jose Zaragoza, longtime
reporter for The Sun, has been
named as the news editor for
The Sun, The Clewiston News
and the Glades County Democ-
rat newspapers.
"Jose has proven his abilities
as a community journalist and
his dedication to the values of
the Independent Newspapers
group," said INI Florida Execu-
tive Editor Katrina Elsken. "As
we take advantage of new tech-
nology, he'll work to improve
the papers and their service to
the communities around the
south side of Lake Okee-
chobee."
The three weekly newspa-
pers are part of the Independent
Newspapers Florida group. They
share office space in Clewiston.
Originally a Texas native and
beginning his journalism career
with a small daily in Texas at the
age of 19, Mr. Zaragoza has been
in South Florida for the past five
years and has been rooted in
community journalism for The
Sun. He began his career with
INI as a news clerk, became a
part time reporter and has
evolved into a well respected
journalist within the Glades
communities.
"Jose has a natural instinct
for news," said Mr. Young. "His
instincts and nose for news is
among the best that I have
worked with across the country
and I take pride in the fact that I
have worked with some of the
best. Jose brings a lot of youth-
ful energy into this position, but
at the same time brings a solid
foundation of news experience
that will serve our communities


well."
Mr. Zaragoza's journalistic
progress has been steadfast
thanks largely to his unyielding
commitment to the communi-
ties in which he serves.
"Since starting work here, I
have developed a strong con-
nection with the community
and I look forward to the many
exciting prospects the future
holds for the cities and towns
around the lake," he said.
"There's no doubt about it,
change is coming to our area
and it will be up to our residents
to decide whether it is ultimately
good or ultimately bad. Our job
is to provide the unbiased infor-
mation necessary for our citi-
zens to make their own determi-
nation."
Mr. Zaragoza is intent on
maintaining the high quality of
standards that is INI's commit-
ment.
"Our newspaper will contin-
ue to serve in the role of the
hometown paper, and my goal
is to embrace all of the things
that our residents would like our
paper to be," he said. "The
newspaper has become an
important 'bulletin,' a weekly
catch-all document, that our
readership has come to rely
upon. My aim is to continue that
tradition."
Mr. Zaragoza may be reached
by email at
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ton News -
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Former News Editor Mark
Young resigned as of April 28.


Mr. Young said he will be the
general manager of new Florida
sports publication and that he
proudly turns over the reigns of
the news editor position to the
former senior reporter.


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Intelligence leads developed
by the HCSO Criminal Investiga-
tions Division led to the 11th bust
of an illegal marijuana grow-
house since February 2005.
According to Sheriff Ronnie Lee,
a search conducted at approxi-
mately 10:20 a.m. April 10 at 320
Kilpatrick Loop in Flaghole
found marijuana plants from 2 /2
to three feet tall.
The plants were being cultivat-


ed with elaborate electronic-aided
equipment in two rooms of the res-
idence. The seizure occurred just
prior to harvest. Estimated value of
the plants is $45,000-$50,000. The
two people arrested were both
from Dade County. Yajaire Irizarry,
age 53, a Venezuelan citizen in the
US on a work visa and Rafael
Suarez-Perez, age 30, were trans-
ported and booked into the
Hendry County Jail.


Varnum faces 31


counts of grand theft


By Eric Kopp
OKEECHOBEE A former
mobile home dealer in Okee-
chobee has once again been
placed behind bars when he
was arrested last week at a
mobile home dealership in
Sebastian.
Michael A. Varnum, 55, of
Clewiston, has been charged
with 30 counts of grand theft
and one count of organized
scheme to defraud. He was
booked into the Indian River
County Jail Friday, April 28,
under a bond of $1,239,500. He
was booked into the Okee-
chobee County Jail Monday
afternoon, May. 1.
Varnum was arrested by
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper
Lieutenant Michael E. Sheehan.
Varnum was working as a sales-
man at Whispering Palms Manu-
factured Home Community on
U.S. 1 in Sebastian. Accompany-
ing Lt. Sheehan was Detective
John Zeigler of the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD).
Varnum is the former sales
manager for Taylor Creek Mobile
Homes in Okeechobee. Prior to
that, he owned Central Homes
of Okeechobee, Inc., which filed
for bankruptcy in May of 2004.
He was arrested in March of
'05 by the FHP on warrants from
Okeechobee County that
charged him with grand theft
and tax fraud of over $20,000 but
less than $100,000. He was also
arrested in June of 2004 on a
charge of uttering a forged
instrument. He went to trial and
was acquitted of that charge by
Judge Robert Makemson.
Since Varnum's latest arrest,
a weary Detective Zeigler has
been in the process of contact-
ing the 30 victims to tell them
that Varnum's been arrested and
now they need to set a date to
meet with the state attorney.
"It's been exhausting," said
the detective of the two-year
investigation. "I haven't been
able to find him in the last two
years. We heard he was in Vero
Beach, Punta Gorda, Sebastian
and a couple of other places.
FHP finally got a break and
found him."


According to State Attorney
Ryan Butler, FHP was the origi-
nal investigating agency when
the initial complaint was filed in
2003. FHP has jurisdiction since
mobile home licenses are regu-
lated by the Department of
Motor Vehicles.
Simply put, the OCPD detec-
tive indicated complaints were
filed against Varnum alleging
fraud and grand theft. Detective
Zeigler said Varnum would, at
the time of purchase, accept
multiple deposits from cus-
tomers without ordering or
delivering their mobile or modu-
lar home.
He said the losses sustained
by the 30 victims are over
$940,000. And to some, the
money they lost was everything
they had.
"Some of the victims have
had to move in with their sons or
daughters to survive financially,"
said Detective Zeigler.
He went on to say if anything
comes of this case, he hopes it is
better regulation in the mobile
home industry. One regulation
he hopes to see is that when
someone orders a home, their
money is placed into an escrow
account.
"There's no provision by law
to keep customers' funds in
escrow accounts. The industry
doesn't require that," he contin-
ued. "Many of the victims
thought their money was pro-
tected.
"There have been a lot of
tears cried in this office," added
Detective Zeigler as he recalled
talking to victims in his OCPD
office, where boxes upon boxes
marked "Varnum" are stacked
on his desk.
By Monday afternoon, Detec-
tive Zeigler said he had contact-
ed about half of the victims and
told them that Varnum was
under arrest.
"A lot of them are ecstatic. I
had one lady tell me she loved
me," he said with a smile.
"They're looking for closure in
all of this. They want to put this
behind them."
Neither Detective Zeigler nor
Mr. Butler knew if Varnum has
an attorney.


The Palm Beach County Sher- and neglect of
iff's Office seeks the public's a child.
help in locating Gregory Lee, 39. If you have
Lee is a white male, about 6 information
feet tall with black hair and on this person
or about any
green eyes. He has a scar on his crime, contact
left leg. His last known address is the Palm"
Old U.S. 27 in Clewiston. He is a Beach County
heavy equipment operator. He is Sheriff's Office
wanted on a felony warrant for at 1-800-458- Gregory
violation of probation assault 8477. Lee


Glades County Arrest List


The following individuals were
arrested by the Glades County Sher-
iffs Office.
This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone who is listed here and
who is later found not guilty or has
the charges against them dropped,
is welcome to inform the newspa-
per. We will confirm the informa-
tion and print it. Information for this
column was provided by the
Glades County Sheriffs Office.
*Shawn Moore 45 of Ft. Laud-
erdale was arrested April 22 by
Bryan Enderle on charges of Pos-
session of Cocaine, Possession of
Cocaine with intent to sell, Posses-
sion of a weapon by a convicted
felon and Display of a weapon dur-
ing a felony. He was later released
on a $40,000 surety bond.
*Rickie Cook 45 of Lakeland
was arrested April 23 by Sgt.
Dewayne McQuiad on charges of
Possession of controlled substance
without prescription and posses-
sion of marijuana under 20 grams.
He remains in custody with bond
set at $5,000.
eDavid Mitchell 26 of Lakeland
was arrested April 23 by Sgt.
Dewayn McQuiad on charges of
Possession of cocaine Possession
of a controlled substance without
prescription, Possession of Marijua-
na under 20 grams, and Possession
of drug paraphernalia. He remains
in custody with bond set at $7,500.


*Clayton Wetherington 25 of
Moore Haven was arrested April 25
by Deputy Jason Griner on the
charge of Battery (domestic vio-
lence). He was later released on his
own recognizance.
*Jose Olivarez 30 of Okee-
chobee was arrested April 26 by
Deputy Deputy Leslie Fuce on an
active warrant for violation of pro-
bation. He was later released on a
$10,000 surety bond.
eTarina Williams 30 of Clewis-
ton was arrested April 27 by Sgt.
Ronnie Baker on an active Hendry
County warrant. She was later
released on $3,000 surety bond.
eSamuel Allison 29 of Clewis-
ton was arrested by FHP Officer
McGrede on the charge of driving
while license suspended. He was
later released on his own recogni-
zance.
*Jamie Smith 58 of Okee-
chobee was arrested April 29 by
SPD Officer Goodman on charges
of Driving under the influence, driv-
ing while license suspended, reck-
less driving and open container. He
was later released on a $750 surety
bond.
eDonnie Thomas 51 of Arcadia
was arrested by Deputy Wayne
Stripling on charge of reckless driv-
ing, driving under the influence and
driving while license suspended.
He remains in custody with bond
set at $750.


Deputy injured in adult


melee at softball game


OKEECHOBEE Thomas Gre-
gory Barnes, 21, Moore Haven,
was charged with felony battery
and booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $5,000.
Barnes was arrested after he
allegedly knocked an off-duty
Okeechobee Lou,., Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) unconsci ,u
According to a report by OCSO
Deputy Corporal Jack Nash, OCSO
Deputy Tim Higgins was transport-
ed to Raulerson Hospital by Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue per-
sonnel with facial injuries.
Cpl. Nash's report states that
shortly before 8 p.m. on Saturday,
April 29, he was summoned to the
softball fields on N.W. Ninth Ave. in
Okeechobee in regard to an argu-
ment that was getting out of con-
trol.
Barnes said he thought he was
being attacked so he struck the
man until he let go, wrote the cor-
poral.
According to the OCSO report,


Cpl. Nash spoke with several other
'witnesses. Statements from those
witnesses indicate that Deputy Hig-
gins was trying to calm everyone
and was trying to separate Barnes
from the crowd.


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Thursday, Mav 4, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


EDUCATION


School Happenings


Haitian celebration
The Department of Multicul-
tural Education has planned mul-
tiple events to commemorate
Haitian Heritage Month during
May, 2006. The events which
include a proclamation from the
Board and the announcement of
the winners of a student essay
contest- are intended to
improve student academic
achievement, enhance pride in
Haitian culture, and facilitate
career planning for students.
A Haitian Heritage and Career
Expo is set for May 4, from 9 a.m. -
1:30 p.m. at The Kravis Center.
Students will hear from represen-
tatives of local businesses and col-
leges about academic and work
opportunities for their future.
Dieudonne Larose, an interna-
tional Haitian singing star, will
perform and speak to students.
A Parent Night will be held
May 4, 2006 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at
the Fulton-Holland Educational


Services Center. Parents will hear
about district services, available
academic assistance, and strate-
gies to plan for their children's
future.
For more information, contact
Nuncia Francois-Lowery at (561)
434-7348.
Gove Elementary
'Cat Talk'

Dwyer Winner
On Tuesday, April 25, Mrs.
Smith, Wellness Coordinator, was
chosen as winner of the presti-
gious Dwyer Award in the Physi-
cal Education Category. Mrs.
Smith was chosen from a select
group of physical education
teachers in Palm Beach County
competing for this coveted
award. We are very proud of Mrs.
Smith for all of her accomplish-
ments and for keeping our stu-
dents, faculty and community


physically fit. On behalf of Mrs.
Smith, we invite you to join the
Gove Elementary Wellness Team
on Monday and Thursdays from
3 4 p.m. for an hour of fun, nutri-
tion awareness and fitness.
Relay for Life
Special thanks to the students,
faculty and staff who participated
in the recent Relay for Life held at
Glades Day School last Friday,
April 21, 2006. The Gove Team
raised $1,055.37 for cancer
research. It was an evening filled
with fun, little sleep and great
friends. We hope we can count
on your continued support next
year, as we will try to reach a new
goal of $1,500.0.
Spanish Spelling Bee
The Fourth Annual Spanish
Spelling Bee was held on
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 in the
Media Center. Thirty -two stu-
dents from grades 4-6 participated


in the competition. After eleven
rounds of very difficult words
such as "latinoamericano" Kristi-
na Posey (6th grader) was
declared the winner. Yvonne Cas-
tro (6th grader) was the second
place winner. We are very proud
of all of the students for their hard
work and commend their teach-
ers for preparing them for this dif-
ficult challenge. Special thanks to
the judges, Vivian Ross, Maria
Silva, Elizabeth Cayson, Connie
Berry, and Clarice Davis for their
time and for judging the contest.
KUDOS go to Mrs. M. Aguirre,
Guidance Counselor, for sponsor-
ing and overseeing the event.
Upcoming Events....
May 1: APRENDA Testing
Grades 2, 3, & 5
May 4: Wellness Program
6th Gr. to Kravis Center
May5: 4th Gr. to Universal
May 8-11: Pre-Registration


Glades day gets official FFA charter

Last year Glades Day School
instituted its ag-science program
with the goal of earning an FFA..
Charter. This year, under the lead- I "
ership of teacher Mike Miller,
Glades Day is now officially FFA
Charter FL1352 having received its
state and national charters. On
April 6th in a ceremony conducted
at Glades Day School, the FFA stu-
dents were awarded the Green-
hand Degree which is the first level
attained by high school students in
FFA programs. The students are
now working on the next level, the
Chapter Farmer Degree.
The students are currently
focusing on animal husbandry I
with plans for showing livestock
competitively in next year's South
Florida Fair. In addition, a func-
tional greenhouse is planned for
the new school year as a result of
the donation of a 90 foot by 40
foot greenhouse by U.S. Sugar. The Glades Day FFA is now officially chartered. Pictured (left to right) are Ms. Kiley Harper,
The greenhouse will be placed on Community Relations Coordinator for Palm Beach County Farm Bureau, Brent Alen, Katie
the recently acquired land that is
adjacent to the existing school Miller, Stevie Courson, Kalyn Rayburn, Joe Bueno, Apryl Lee, Tyler Duda, and Teacher Mike
property. Miller.


School News In Brief


Glades Mathematics
and Science Showcase
The Glades Mlatheliatli 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, danc-
ing, and integrating reading into
mathematics and science. All ele-
mentary schools are invited to
participate in the community
event. Please feel free to contact
Altoria Henley (924-6460) or
Lawanda Harper (924-6466)
Thank you for your support!


Kindergarten
Round-Ups
Kindergarten Round-Ups are
orientation meetings for parents
and their incoming kindergarten-
ers. The meetings will provide
information on registration
requirements, dress code, kinder-
garten curriculum, and is some
cases, a tour of the facilities. Par-
ents will also receive information
on summer activities to help pre-
pare students 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 con-
tract; driver 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 will be
May 8-11, at the school, 900 S.W.
Ave. G., Belle Glade; phone (561)
993-4042; Monday and, Tuesday
from noon to 5:30 p.m. and
Wednesday and Thursday from
noon to 3 p.m.
Rosenwald Elementary Pre-
K and Kinder Round Up will be
May 9 through August 15, during


regular office hours..
For more information, contact
the elementary school in your
area.


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walls & spacious kitchen. Only $179,900.
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ft of living space and sits on 2.34 fenced acres in the
quiet rural community of Double J Acres. Country
living just a hop-skip away from LaBelle or Ft. Myers
makes this a perfect location! $269,900.
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$169,900.
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Features new caer P'lJTii fenced corner lot.
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ing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufactured
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In The
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400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida



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* $589,000 PRICE REDUCEDI 3BD/2BA home on
2.34+/- acres in Naples. Home.features a pole barn,
screen lanai, security system, dual fireplace, eat-in
kitchen and a Murphy Bed just to name a few of the
many extras this home has to offer! Owner/Agent
bring any serious offer.
* $526,000 PRICE REDUCEDI 4BD/3BA home on
1+/- acre. Home has vaulted and coffer ceilings, a
sound proof studio, moveable island in kitchen and an
above ground pool just to name a few of the luxuries
that this beautiful home offers.
* $374,900 3BD/2BA Beautiful well maintained home
on manicured 1 +/- acres in LaBelle's first gated
Riverfront Community
* $179,900 2BD/2BA Excellent vacation or starter
home on a corner lot in Port LaBelle. Spacious living
room and separate dining room. Screen enclosed front
and back lanai. Lot has a separate workshop and small
tree house great for kids.
* $149,999 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a com-
pletely fenced in yard and an above ground pool.
* $94,900 3BD/1BA Newly remodeled home in
LaBelle. ATi# t nqw t piilbinets,
hot wate~ffi atd a oira Prt transfer-
able warranty. Great investment potential or first time
home buyer.
MOBILE HOMES:
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse
sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features an addi-
tion with it's own entrance and much more. The proper-
ty has a pond with an island and bridge, an above ground
pool, 2 barns and more.


* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse which
rests on 5+/- acres features a new well and roof.
Property is also fenced with a shed and pond.
* $197,900 4BD/2BA Gorgeous upgraded manufac-
tured home in LaBelle. This home features a split floor
plan and all crown moldings in the living and dining
room.
* $139,400 to $151,900 There are (4) available
3BD/2BA manufactured homes and (1) available
4BD/2BA manufactured home available in the El Rio
Subdivision. All homes are on .50+/- acre. New and
still under construction! Call fro completion date.
* $147,700 3BD/2Ba New Manufactured home with
pantry, dual sinks, garden tub, separate shower and
skylight in the guest bathroom.
* $112,500 $120,500 Manufactured Homes New
and under construction in the Moore Haven Yacht
Club. The Moore Haven Yacht Club is a 55+ "owner-
ship" park. Call today for completion date!
* PRICE REDUCED $110,000 2BD/1BA mobile
home on 2.5+/- acres in Clewiston. Enjoy peaceful
country living year round or as a weekend getaway!
* $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The
mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is sur-
rounded in beautiful palm and oak trees,
* $55,000 PRICE REDUCED!- 3BD/2BA Nice cor-
ner lot in LaBelle with a manufactured home located
close to schools, shopping and restaurants.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto
Salvage yard.
* $1,250,000 16.04+/- Acres Great Development
Opportunity! Close to schools, recreational park, town


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at 415 W. Hwy 80
Call for an appointment
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AND FIREFIGHTERS


shops and much more!
* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre.
One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with clean
bill of health.
* PRICE REDUCED $900,000 45+/- Hard to find
acres adjoining Babcock property in Muse. Paved road
access.
* $850,000 40+/- acres beautifully secluded with
pasture, ponds, cabbage palms and oaks. ,
* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart of Alva on busy
SR 80.
* PRICE REDUCED $450,000 Build your dream
country home on these 4.4+/- acres. Great location!
Close to LaBelle, Alva & Fort Myers!
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in
Moore Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic fruit
trees and plants. Pole barn and 1930's home are locat-
ed on the property,. Home is to be sold "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and
shed.
* $149,900 9.87+/-Acres adjoining with 9.88+/- Acres
that is aUBllBE lB NTRACT
* $98,900 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura. There is a
single \wt J [lRle 6B ( W lBgrty. The
mobile home is to be sold "as is."
HOMESITES:
* $25,500 $72,900 Call for more information
about 3 available lots in Fordson Park. The lots have
been nicely maintained and are close to everything in
LaBelle.
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in
55 and older Community located in Moore Haven
Yacht Club. Call for more information.
CALL FOR AVAILABLE HOMESITE
IN PORT LABELLE, MONTURA
AND LEHIGH ACRES
RENT $950/Monthly 3BD/2Ba home in Ortona.
* (950/Monthly 3BD/2Ba home in Onona.


ment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/arge oak. Beautiful lot
for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites! Outside
LaBelle limits but only minutes from town! Just off E
Road. Don't miss owning acreage close to LaBelle.
146.900.


* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
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Port

Continued From Page 1
The complex, in its early con-
cept, will consist of approximate-
ly 3,500 acres located in or around
South Bay, with added rail con-
nectivity and access to S.R. 80 and
S.R. 27. The idea will allow trucks
to utilize S.R. 27, which is just
west of heavily populated areas
and seaport rail connections
extending through the region will
allow for vast quantities of cargo
to be moved through newly creat-
ed corridors, with a centralized
complex near the Glades.
The inland port complex near
the South Bay area would central-


Debris

Continued From Page 1
cials in Pahokee say they have no
intention of paying for the
expense with city money.
In a memo to commissioners
dated April 21, City Manager Lillie
Latimore explains the problem.
"Following the storm, instructions
were provided to citizens regard-
ing the disposal of debris," she
writes. "Several extensions in
time were provided to citizens.
The debris was not placed at
curbside in compliance with
FEMA's requests." In short, resi-
dents had the opportunity to col-
lect the debris and have FEMA
pick it up, but failed to do so.
Last month, violators were
given notice that the city, along
with Waste Management, was to
pick up the debris and haul it
from the locations where they
had sat for many months after the
storm. The next step is charging
the private owners for the hauling
service.
The city can now opt for one of
several recommendations provid-
ed by the manager, including join-
ing the expense of the debris col-
lection with individual water
accounts, allowing for the discon-
nection of water service for non-
complying customers. Another
alternative is simply to bill owners
and file a lien on their property if
they fail to pay.
Officials said the city retains
the right to hear from each owner
and determine whether it can
afford to be more flexible in cer-
tain cases and not others. One


ize cargo distribution systems,
including rail and truck, into one
complex that would be located
far outside the congested areas on
the eastern coast. The complex
itself could create many new jobs.
The plan calls for several new
railways to connect counties like
Broward, Miami and Palm Beach
to existing rails stretching to the
west coast in a more direct path
than the present rail system
allows.
"We're not the first to figure
out an inland port is the way to
go, we're the first to figure out
how to apply it in Florida," Ms.
Baer explained.
Among the industries poised
to take advantage of such an
inland port is the building materi-


als industry, including steel- and
lumber-producing companies.
According to the Port, the market
for the supply of construction
materials, including cement, is
steadily rising and ports are strug-
gling to keep up with the demand.
As an unintentional, yet much-
welcomed addition, the inland
port could be used in times of
emergencies to deliver vast
amounts of necessary supplies
and aid. In the case of an
approaching hurricane, the sys-
tem could be used to transport
people from the area and provide
for quick response afterward.
The next step in the process is
a feasibility study carried out by
the Florida Department of Trans-
portation. The project will require


significant investment and engi-
neering as it moves forward in the
next few months. The completion
itself, if everything moves forward
successfully, is still years ahead.
Local leaders expressed their
interest in the plan.
"Regardless of which city [the
complex is built on]," said Com-
missioner Asia-Williams, "it will
benefit the entire community.
Pahokee Mayor J.P. Sasser
agreed, but is concerned that the
project will encounter opposition
from environmental groups. "It's
going to take all of us to pull a rab-
bit out of the hat on this."
Addressing representatives of the
Port of Palm Beach, he said, "I
think you just got some extra play-
ers on your team."


Water

Continued From Page 1
The city has awarded the con-
tract to Triton Water Technologies
at a cost of just over $1 million.
Officials say the new systems
will virtually eliminate human
error, with equipment now able to
scan entire streets at a time and
have information for every house-
hold and property accessible all at
once. The system will also address
residents' concerns that meter
readers in the past did not properly
check all meters and turned in esti-
mates when overgrown debris
kept them from reading the actual
numbers on the meters.
According to the city manager,
another reason the city is replacing
its meters is to keep up with the
upcoming regional water treat-


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ment plant. When the plant
becomes fully operational, officials
say the new meters will help the
water department keep a closer
watch on issues that can result.
The cities in the Glades will pur-
chase the water in bulk, so if the
piping going to the residential and
commercial properties is leaking,
the city will ultimately foot the bill
for the wasted water. With a better-
designed system of monitoring
such events, City Manager Lillie
Latimore said the city stands to
minimize losses.
Part of the cost of the replace-
ment is expected to be offset
through Community Development
Block Grant money. Earlier this
year, the city manager asked com-
missioners to request that the
county re-designate approximately
$400,000 in CDBG money to help
pay for the new system.


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idea talked about was setting up a
payment schedule that would
allow residents anywhere from a
few months to as much as a year
to pay off the debt.
"We wouldn't realize a profit,"
said Ms. Latimore, "property
owners will pay for the expense
incurred [by the city]."
There is one exception. One of
the private landowners, Richard
Keen of Keen's Trailer Park in
Pahokee, will not be charged for


his pick up. According to Mayor
J.P. Sasser, Mr. Keen complied
with orders from the city to have
his debris hauled away a mis-
understanding with FEMA but
was then told the debris would
not be picked up. It has left him
with a mound of hurricane debris
on the side of the road.
Mayor Sasser recommended
that the pick up the debris and
then approach FEMA with the
suggestion that they pay for it. He


placed himself personally in
charge of the matter.
The rest of the landowners,
though, will be facing charges
associated with their debris col-
lection.
The city and its attorney will
draft a document that will detail
exactly how the city will approach
the issue and how to best to get
compliance from the private own-
ers with regard to the issue.


School Briefs


Mentor Center
program
Local schools 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. 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 needing
a mentor or a volunteer to be a
mentor at (561) 602-6146 (Glades
area). Background screening and
training are required.
PEPPI accepting
applications
PEPPI Head Start is now accept-
ing applications for three- and four-
year-olds for free/full day childcare.
PEPPI is located at 301 Southwest
8th St. in Belle Glade. For more
information, please call 996-1718.


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Jac Marzi and Lelah Marzi made it a family affair Satur-
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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 neededESOL classes
Through a grant from the J.P.
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Location: 7450 State Road 15,
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phone: (561) 924-7947.

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needed Mon-Fri from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Please call Erica at (561) 996-2232
for more information on how to be
a part of this excellent and mean-
ingful experience.


The Glades County School Board Regular
Meeting Scheduled For May 25, 2006 Has
Been Re-Scheduled To Begin At 10:00 a.m.

In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida

The Agenda Will Include A Public Hearing
Scheduled For 1:00 p.m. To Approve
Proposed Changes To The Moore Haven
Jr.-Sr. High School Student Handbook
Copies of the Proposed Changes Are Available By
Contacting: Mrs. Jean Prowant, Principal
Moore Haven Jr.-Sr. High School
700 Terrier Pride Drive, SW
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CHS Tigers compete

for track and field title


By Bill Fabian
JACKSONVILLE Clewiston
track and field participants com-
peted at the State Championships
in Jacksonville this past weekend,
resulting in some good finishes
and impressive showings by the
Clewiston men and women.
Sim Putmon finished eleventh
in the boys 400 meter dash, run-
ning a preliminary round time of
50.76 and final round 52.19.
Richard Pope, who ran 110
meter hurdles, finished but was
eliminated with a DQ for running
around a hurdle.
Warren Wood ran 300 meter


hurdles, finishing 12th.
For the boys 4x400 relay,
Clewiston runners finished ninth
with a final round time of 3:28.39.
The four participants in the relay
were senior Daniel Collins, soph-
omore Brian Lindsey, junior John
Melton, and junior Sim Putmon.
Junior David Pope threw shot
put for the Tigers, finishing 15th
with a total distance of 13.91
meters.
Total team rankings for the
women resulted with Clewiston
women finishing in 30th place
with six points from 17 events
scored. The Clewiston Men fin-
ished 25th with eight points from
17 events scored.


FWC lists top catfishing destinations


By Bob Wattendorf
Kim Bonvechio and
Phil Chapman
Florida's freshwater catfish,
including bullheads, are among
the most popular for the table, and
they are relatively simple and fun to
catch. Many anglers bag them with
a basic cane pole, bobber, sinker
and small hook baited with earth-
worms, just fishing along the bank
for a good ole whisker-mouth.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) biol-
ogists have compiled this list of
great catfish destinations and tips.
Escambia River: Battle some
big channel catfish from mid-April
through June and early October
into November if the water stays


Sports in Brief


Wanted: High school
football officials
CLEWISTON Have you ever
thought about becoming a foot-
ball official? Well, according to Nick
Smith, Game Assigner for the South
Gulf Football Officials Association
(SGFOA), there has never been a
better time. According to Mr. Smith
who is a LaBelle resident and veter-
an high school official, a very
severe shortage of officials for all
sports at all levels exists nation-
wide. 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)
officiating 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 interested are invited to
attend the meeting and/or call Nick
Smith at (863)675-3502 for more
information.
Lifeguards needed
CLEWISTON The city of
Clewiston Recreation Department
is hiring Red Cross Certified life-
guards for the 2006 summer term.
Starting pay is $9 per hour. Appli-
cations are available at Clewiston
City Hall.
Big Bucks tournaments
are coming
CLEWISTON Fishing tour-
naments will be held May 6-7, and
June 10-11. The Big Bucks Tourna-
ments 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 tourna-
ments run from Safelight 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, informative
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.


warm. Catch small catfish year-
round, but expect the action to
slow when it is cold.
Apalachicola River Wear
yourself out, hauling in big channel
cats here from late May into early
July. Flatheads pick up in April, and
action runs into the summer. Small
catfish bite pretty much year-
round, but spring and summer
months are best. Fish river bends
and snags from Jim Woodruff Dam
south, old creek channels, Lake
Seminole backwaters and around
mouths of tributaries.
Choctawhatchee River: This
baby has 30-pound flatheads all
over the place, and several years
ago, biologists collected and
released a 46'/2-pound channel cat-
fish that would have been a new
state record if they'd caught it on a
hook and line. There's plenty of big
channel catfish from May through
early July and October into Novem-
ber if the water stays warm. You
find most of the big catfish in the
northern half of the river. Small cats
keep biting year-round but slower
when it's cold.
St. Johns River and Dunn's
Creek: Early May through June is
the best time to go after big chan-
nel catfish here. Small catfish
always are around, but spring and
fall seem to be the best times to
land them. Fish Dunn's Creek to
Lake Crescent, Murphy's Creek
from the St. Johns River to Dunn's
Creek and the river from Palatka to
Little Lake George. Try the hole on
the north side of Buffalo Bluff
Bridge, but bring plenty of hooks
and weights, since lots of snags will
cost you some tackle.
Ocklawaha River: Keep your
fish fryer ready, and go after big
channel catfish May through June
and October until mid-November.
Small catfish stay hungry year-
round here. Fish from Rodman
Dam to the St. Johns River and the
west end of Rodman Reservoir to


Moss Bluff lock and dam. Catfish
hang out below Rodman Dam in
the spring. Put soy cake around fall-
en trees the day before fishing to
attract catfish. When the water is
clear, night-fishing is the way to go.
Ochlockonee River: April is
when flathead catfish start biting,
and mid-May into early summer,
channel catfish join in, and the
action stays hot until October or
November. Small catfish bite year-
round, but slow down in cold
months. The Talquin tailrace area
is a honeyhole.
Suwannee/Santa Fe Rivers: Big
channel catfish just beg to get
caught here from late April through
June. Small catfish bite pretty
much year-round. Try the lime
rock areas throughout the river,
particularly the upper and middle
reaches; deadfalls are best in the
lower river.
Clermont Chain of Lakes: You
can catch cats here all year, but
spring and fall are best. Offshore,
open-water areas, particularly near
drop-offs or around bottom struc-
ture are the hotspots. Canals and
channels that connect the lakes are
good too when the water is flow-
ing. Commercial trotliners catch
catfish with chunks of freshly
caught gar in bigger channels and
with honey bees in smaller chan-
nels.
Haines Creek: This is a good
place to bag big channel catfish
from mid-April through June and
October and November as water
temperatures begin to drop. Small
cats bite year-round here, especial-
ly where water is flowing. Try the
creek between lakes Eustis and
Griffin, especially below the lock
and dam.
Upper Kissimmee Chain of
Lakes: Big channel catfish spawn-
ing peaks between April and June.
Bullheads primarily spawn from
October into November but can
spawn year-round. Look for mov-


ing water. That's where catfish
gather. Try the drop-offs in the
canals and below the Kissimmee
River structure. In and around the
mouth of Shingle Creek is another
good spot, and so are the fish
attractors.
Southwest Florida Lakes -
There are lots of them Tenoroc
Fish Management Area, Mosaic
Fish Management Area, Hardee
Lakes Park, Lake Manatee, Medard
Park, Dover District Park and
Stephen J. Wortham Park. Catfish
angling is best during the warmer
months, but these fish bite in win-
tertime too. Catfish are usually
most active in the morning and
evening. Night-fishing can be out-
standing sometimes. Fish on the
bottom with a wide variety of baits
from chicken livers to commercial
stink baits. Larger catfish go for
small shiners and minnows. Cat-
fish concentrate around automatic
fish feeders in lakes and ponds that
have them. Around the feeders,
use small pieces of dog food, bread
and hot dogs for bait. Channel cat-
fish typically school where the bot-
tom drops off and also hang
around the deeper, outside edges
ofweed beds.
One more thing: The first 3,000
resident anglers to buy a five-year
freshwater fishing license after
March 1, 2006 will receive a pack-
age of free fishing equipment in the
mail automatically. This will likely
continue to be available until
around the beginning of June, but
to be certain, visit
MyFWC.com/Fishing/5yr-
2006.html. The license cost is only
$61.50 and remains valid even if
license prices go up, or you move
out of state.
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Florida Citrus growers this
week applauded the efforts of
U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)
in working to bring about com-
prehensive immigration reform.
Florida citrus growers are
encouraging congressional
leaders to take action on the
Hagel/Martinez bill when Con-
gress returns to Washington
next week.
The Hagel/Martinez bill
shows a clear understanding of
the special needs of
"Florida's citrus growers,"
said Florida Citrus Mutual Interim
Executive Vice President/CEO
Jay Clark. "We applaud Senator
Martinez for ensuring that the bill
recognizes and meets the unique
challenges faced by citrus grow-
ers and other labor intensive agri-
culture industries."
Ag labor has always been
viewed as a special case and the
Martinez/Hagel Compromise
continues to recognize the differ-
ences and challenges that labor-
intensive agriculture industries
face. The compromise includes
the reforms of the 50 year old H2-
A agriculture worker program to


make it more user friendly and
affordable for all growers. The
current H2-A program is badly
outdated and only encompasses
about 2 to 3 percent of the entire
agriculture labor force.
Further, the Hagel/Martinez
bill includes a one-time opportu-
nity for trained and experienced
agriculture workers who lack
proper immigration status to
undergo a background check,
pay a substantial fine, a required
commitment to stay in the agri-
culture workforce for at least 3
years to eventually earn the right
to apply for legalized status. In
addition, the prevailing wage
employers must pay agriculture
workers will be frozen for the
next three years to allow employ-
ers to adjust to the new program.
These are all substantial
improvements over the current
out-dated and badly broken agri-
cultural worker program.
"Comprehensive immigration
reform is vital to Florida's citrus
industry. As a group we are
proud Senator Martinez has
taken the lead on this issue," Mr.
Clark concluded.


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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Executive Secretaries &
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excellent secretarial/administrative skills;
must have ability to multi-task & use a
variety of computer software (i.e., word,
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Must have advanced knowledge to troubleshoot,
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trical components, panels and equipment and PM
throughout various departments in the plant. Basic
math and reading skills. Available to work extended
shift and days. Medical/dental/vision, 401K, holi-
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and retrieve samples. Input data into computer.
Strong English speaking & reading skills.
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sick leave, other benefits available. Apply in per-
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675-0336 ext. 3512


ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
BRIGHTON RESERVATION
High School Diploma or GED
minimum one (1) year exp.
Accounting exp., invoices/
purchase orders, knowledge
of MS Excel & Word. Excellent
phone & Customer service skills.
Data entry exp. Fax resume
or application to:
(954)967-3477

PROJECT MANAGER
Okeechobee Waterways with Excellent Benefits, is needed to
plan, organize, supervise, and review the maintenance and
care of levees, riverbanks, campgrounds and other land-
scaped areas on public properties. Requires 5 years of in-
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including supervisory capacity, and specialized training in
landscape maintenance experience with modern methods,
practices, materials, equipment, and tools used in grounds
maintenance. Preference will be given to candidates with
Herbicide Certifications. Associates of Arts degree and/or
college coursework in horticulture or a related field is highly
desirable. Fax resume:
Attn: Rhonda C.
(561)848-1475
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A. Duda & Sons, Inc.
Cane operation in Moore Haven has job opening
for a General Office Clerk, must be organized,
proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Payroll
and H.R. experience a plus. The work schedule is
from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, M/F. This position
offers an attractive benefits package. To apply
send orfax resume to Frank Diaz,
Employee Relations Director; PO. Box 2015,
Belle Glade, FL 33430,
Phone # 561-996-7621 ext. 5222,
Fax # 561-992-7444, EOE.


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215-B South Francisco Street
Clewiston, FL

We Offer:
Competitive Wages ,
Flexible Hours
Health/Dental Benefits
401K
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If you are unable to attend call 800-888-2980 or email
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To learn more about The Budd Group visit us
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DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER SYSTEM ANALYST
Network & Computer Systems
Administrators- L2
(#64031030)
Information Technology position working with
LAN & WAN; self starter; responsible for
trouble shooting, assisting all level of users,
ability to maintain variety of complex computer
systems, ability to use a variety of computer
software (i.e., Microsoft Office, organizational
applications, etc.); MCSA/MCP/A+
certifications preferred. Background screening/
fingerprinting required. EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https:llpeoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Lynn @ 863-6744041x 115
for more details


BOOKKEEPER
Full Charge, F/T Position for
agribusiness in Clewiston area.
Payroll, Accounts Payable &
experience using Excel a must.
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


CLERK SPECIALIST
(Office Clerks, General L1)
(#64081579)
Front desk clerical position at Glades
County Health Department in Moore Haven;
medical records & computer work experience
helpful; Bilingual English & Spanish required;
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
CallAlina @863-946-0707x208
for more details


PLUMBER
Brighton Reservation

HS diploma/GED. Valid FL
Drivers License. 3-5 yrs.
plumbing experience. Able to
lift 50+ lbs. Fax resume to:
(954)967-3477.


HELP WANTED
BUILDING INSPECTOR- Must have 8 yrs experience with a li-
censed contractor.
MECHANIC I- Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as an
automotive service worker or mechanic's helper preferred.
MECHANIC II- Graduate from an approved course in heavy &
diesel mechanics, three years experience.
Both Mechanic positions require class B drivers's license.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED. Both located in
Clewiston.
SIDEWALK & BRIDGE FOREMAN- For Hendry County Road &
Bridge. Clean driving record. Must have class D or higher
drivers license, High School Diploma/GED or 2 years experi-
ence in concrete construction to include knowledge of con-
struction plans, measurements, forming, pouring finishing,
supervision and other related experience. Pay range $30,
160 and $36,400 annually depending upon experience.

GIS COORDINATOR- For the LaBelle Office. Must have Bache-
lor of Science from an accredited college or university in
computer science, geography, or related field with consid-
erable experience in the use of geographic information sys-
terns or 8 yrs equivalent experience.
The positions are full time with medical benefits, retirement,
sick and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled.
Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board is accepting applications for
employment for a six week Summer Youth Program. Posi-
tions available are for one Program Director, one Assistant
Program Director, and several Group Leaders. Applications
must be submitted by Friday, May 12, 2006.
Job description & applications can be obtained in the Satellite
Office in Clewiston and the Courthouse in LaBelle in the HR
Department.
Vet. PRef. EEO. Drug Free. Applicants needing assistance in
the application process should contact the Hendry County
Commissioners HR Department

MAINTENANCE WORKER II
(Glades District Park, Pahokee)

$11.37/hr. Reports to Glades Pioneer Park. Per-
forms general park landscape/athletic field mainte-
nance, custodial duties, refuse collections or other
duties related to the maintenance of parks and
their amenities. Requires 1 yr. exp. in laboring
work providing a familiarity with any (or a combi-
nation) of the following: Landscape/natural
area/athletic field maintenance, refuse collection,
custodial work. Preference for exp.: Performing la-
boring work in a park system; operating a tractor
with bush hog or flail mower attachments, gar-
bage packer, brush chipper stump grinder, reel
mower or chainsaws. Also desirable: Current FL
Class B CDL, Air Brakes; HS/eq. Visit
www.pbcgov.com for job description & employ-
ment appl.; submit with any Vet. Pref. doc. for re-
ceipt by 5pm 5/12/06 to Palm Beach County HR,
50 S. Military Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415 Fax
561-616-6893 EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)


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A worldwide leader in privatized corrections

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION,LIFE, DEPENDENT
LIFE INSURANCE & 401K RETIREMENT

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$1,000.00
(call for details)

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR
(Web Design).
SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR
LIFE SKILLS INSTRUCTOR

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

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

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$12.50 per hour


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Needed, commercial/resi-
dential, full time starting im-
mediately, Paid Holidays and
vacation. (561)996-1159
E-Z! CASH! $500-$1,000 per
week and more! Simply re-
turning phone calls part time
from home. No Selling, Not a
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(888)248-4544.

FAMILY HOME CARE
RN OPPORTUNITIES:
Directory of Nursing
Clinical/Management
Experiences.
Field Staff RN: FT/PT
Benefits Package.
Sign on Bonus.
Fax resume:
(863)983-9883
Tel.: (863)983-3700
License #299991018



Automotive Parts

F/T DRIVER NEEDED
Must have a Class B
Drivers License and a
Clean Driving Record.
Apply in Person at:
Original Equipment
1348 South
Main Street
Belle Glade

HELP NEEDED:
Deli & Delivery. Bi-lingual
preferred 786-380-2614 or
863-983-0333
HELP WANTED Earn Extra in-
come assembling CD cases
from any location. Start Im-
mediately No experience
necessary. (800)405-7619
Ext 425 www.easywork-
greatpay.com.
In-Store Demonstrators,
Product Samplers, and Coor-
dinators Needed! Experience
Preferred. $9-$11 per hour.
info@facetimepromo.com.
Download an Application
from: http://www.facetime-
promo.com.
Job Crafters, Inc. NOW HIR-
ING!!! First Class Shipyard
Trades: Pipe Fitters, Structu-
ral Fitters, Structural Weld-
ers. Work in FL, AL Over
Time + Per Diem UP TO
$23./hour. Toll-Free:
800)371-7504 Phone:
251433-1270 Fax:
251)433-0018.
NOW HIRING FOR 2006
POSTAL JOBS $18/hour
Starting, Avg. Pay $57K/year
Federal Benefits, Paid Train-
ing and Vacations No Experi-
ence Needed!
(800)584-1775 Ref #P4901
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

PIPE LAYERS
EXPERIENCED LABORERS
& FORM CARPENTERS
Familiar w/pump stations.
Mechanically inclined.
Construction knowledge.
Must Be Dependable
& willing to work.
Drug Free Work Place
Site Location:
1200 S. Olympia Street
in Clewiston
Call Scott Lucius
(954)296-6216

TELLER SUPERVISOR
Experienced teller needed to
supervise teller line to en-
sure prompt, efficient, and
friendly service. Duties
include assisting tellers in
processing all banking and
general ledger transac-
tions, instructing tellers in
their responsibilities and
coordinating employee
scheduling..
Apply in person at:
205 W.C. Owen Ave.
Clewiston
or send or fax resume to:
Sheila
RO. Box 1779
Clewiston, FL 33440.
FAX (863)983-5860.
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openillg tfor an LPN at :Aiur Health-
Clinic at ,our Bit Cypress Reservatin.
Provide ambulatory Nursing ~se.vi es\ .
PhoII:ne tciage, Administer rmeds.
the-rapeut ic: t treatment s & diagno,:>tiLc
testing. Assist \w transport. H:.nie
visits. Active FL LPN lie. required
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galtman(isemtribe.com
or fax to: (954)967-3477

Details at: www.semtribe.com


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Position #153-7084
The Health Care D0ib in ,;, :. king dependable ar, j ii.:II, 'c !
individuals to join our School Hea,,. "onartment C: ,ii iij,-
should be currently licensed as a Registereu i rse 11 : '.iiii '
of Florida, with preference for B.S. in Nursing and : .iin,- ,- ,-,
the school setting, pediatric nursing and/or comlmunil, r,)Inir
We have openings in the Belle Glade/Pahokee area schools.
Functions will include providing nursing assessments, counsel-
ing, and referrals; developing student health plans; monitoring
prescribed medications; ensuring compliance with immuniza-
tion and health assessment requirements; following--up on
screening outcomes; 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 to Emplovment(hcdpbc.oro. EOE,
FWP, Vet. Pref.


CRISIS SUPPORT SCREENER

Needed to perform preliminary assessment
for triage of Glades residents seeking or in
need of behavioral health services. Requires
a bachelors degree in psychology, social work
or related field or must be a registered nurse.
Also requires 2 yrs. of experience working
with co-occurring disorders. Competitive
salary ad excellent benefits. Fax resume to:
(561)514-1987. You may e-mail your resume
to: bsears(oakwoodcenter.org

Oakwood Center of the Palm
Beaches, Inc. Glades Services
149 SE Avenue D
Belle Glade, FL 33430

EOE; M/F/D/V


THERAPISTS WANTED- LI-
CENSED SLPS in Miami-.
Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus. Per diem &
F/T. Bilinguals Inc. Child &
Parent S.ervices,
(866)696-0999 x122
www.bilingualsinc.com.
WELDERS,
FABRICATORS
AND ERECTORS
851 S. Elm Street
LaBelle, FL
DFWP




NURSING
Not An Average
Nurse?
Well neither is the rest of the
Nursing staff at Prison
Health Services. When you
join our team, you will
quickly find that correctional
healthcare is a step above
the rest. Join us at the
Glades Correctional Institu-
tion in these immediate
openings:
RNs & LPNs
FT, days & nights; 12
hour shifts (7a-7p &
7p-7a)
PRN, all shifts
We offer excellent rates and
benefits. Contact Laverne
Jones at (561)829-1451;
ax (561)996-8995. EEO/AA
www.prisonhealth.com


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



WANTED- responsible lawn
service to mow large yard in
Indian Hills area
(651)592-6968
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it In the clas-
sifleds."


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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!
GREYHOUND RACING DOG
OWNERSHIP. Minimum 20%
Profit Guaranteed. We Do the
Work, You Have the FUN!
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Since 1989. (888)988-9199.
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rails. $50 (561)704-3690
WHISKEY BARRELS (2) -
About 100 years old. $1200
or best offer for both or will
sep.(863)634-5821


REFRIGERATOR, 15 cu. ft.,
$100. (863)357-1517 aft
6pm
REFRIGERATOR- bottom
freezer, white, exc cond,
$250 cash (863)357-3026
REFRIGERATOR, KENMORE,
2 Door, Upright, Gold. $100.
or best offer. (863)983-2872
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
pool, matching set, great for
shop/mud room, $100/both.
(863)675-2404 after 5pm.
WASHER & DRYER- 6 mos
old, like new, $400
(863)467-6030


( MANAGEMENT

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

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


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VENDING ROUTE! Gas-Saver
Special! Collect More per
Stop. Electronic Snack/Soda.
Great Equipment/Support! Fi-
nancing Available w/$6,000
Down. (877)843-8726.
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Babysitting -45
Child Care NeededI 41
Child Care OfferedJ 15
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Services Offered -25
Insurance I30
Medical Services4-35



$$CASH NOW$$ AS SEEN ON
TV. Prosperity Partners pays
you the most for your future
payments from settlements,
lawsuits, annuities, and lot-
teries. (800)509-0685
www.prosperitypart-
ners.com.



ALL PERSONAL INJURY. AC-
CIDENT WRONGFUL DEATH
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.


ROOFING
REPLACE/REPAIR
Licensed#CCC1326662
/Insured
Call (561)255-6192


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 515
Co.rpeis.Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 5'65
Coins. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps 'Lights 610
Luggage 645
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 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER 5 ton,
hardly used. As is. $800 Call
Steve (239)564-2173 La-
Belle



AMERICAN OAK DRESSER-
1800's, Excellent condition,
$500. or best offer.
(863)675-4201
BED FRAME, Antique, Oak
w/High Headboard & Foot-
board & Side rails. 1800's.
$600. (863)612-0992
Headboard & footboard with


Washer/Dryer, stack set,
S150. (863)357-1517 aft
6pm



COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20
(863)467-8681
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Ken-
more, used very littel ,great
condition, $100
(863)763-7437



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 -
31" Marble, shell shaped,
w/sink & faucet. $30.
(863)763-8548.
KITCH. CAB DOORS- oak
w/handles & hinges, 1 pr
24x20, 5pr 32x20, 1pr
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.
ROOF SHINGLES- 10 packs,
$150. will separate.
(863)467-1120
STORM WINDOW PANELS,
24 gage: (4) 33", (6) 34",
(12) 40", (1) 69". Like new.
100 for all. (863)946-1692
WINDOWS (6) aluminum
crank outs 29.5W x 52"L
with screen, $25
(863)763-1997


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


SCRUBS- 15 top, Some pants
Size small $50.
(863)697-8084


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
bestoffer. 863-824-3358



HP Compaq Presario Win.
XP, 17" monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. Exc.
cond. $375 (863)763-6342


BEDROOM SET: 6 pc. Head-
board only. $300. Call
(863)675-8302
CAPTAINS BED- with 6 draw-
ers, $250 (863)261-1117.


DINING ROOM SET- Pecan ta-
ble w/3 leafs, seats 4-10, 6
chairs, buffet & hutch. $600.
(239)822-5955 LaBelle
DINING TABLE, Glass top w/6
chairs. $575. (239)537-4253
DRESSER Large, 9 drawers.
Antique handles, exc. cond.
Hard wood. $30
(863)763-3830/697-6507
ENTER CENTER- Rattan, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0963
ETAGERE- China 4 shelf, ask-
ing $150, very nice
(863)674-0963
MEXICAN BAR Light green
wood w/ overhead stem
glass holder. $150.
(561)704-3690
RECLINER LOVESEAT- Like
new, Leather, Pd $1500 Will
trade for nice Dbl. Bed & Gold
Chain. 863-357-2233 Okee.
SHELVING UNITS 2 match-
ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
5'x2', $100 for both.
(863)674-0098.
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.'
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SOFA & LOVESEAT 6 mths.
old. Pd. $2000, asking
$1500 or best offer.
t(863)634-5821 call any-
time.
SOFA, Sectional, 3 pc. Tan,
Sofa + Oversized swivel chair,
Round Coffee & 2 End Tables.
$1800. (239)537-4253
YOUTH BED $40
(863)674-1727


SATURDAY MAY 6th 10 a.m.
Hendry County Speedway
1002 US Hwy 27, Clewiston, FL
SURPLUS HEAVY EQUIPMENT
'98 Caterpillar D8K bulldozer
'96 Case 1450 bulldozer, new tracks
S'96 Bobcat 863, bucket, rake & grapple
SHuber F1700 grader
S'90 Kato 1880 SE excavator
'90 John Deere 444E front end loader
'89 John Deere 444E front end loader
S'84 Kobelco 907 excavator
'83 Caterpillar 930 front end loader
Koehring Bantam 366 excavator J*
'81 Caterpillar 950 front end loader v
S'78 Caterpillar 920 front end loader M
TRUCKS: '90 Ford L8000 dump truck
* '89 Peterbuilt road tractor '88 Mack MH600 road
tractor '84 International dump truck
TRAILERS: '86 27' Phelan Trailer
* '64 27' Birmingham trailer '95 16' custom trailer
Everything sells
REGARDLESS OF PRICE!
TERMS: Cash to bid 10% B.P. "AS IS"
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& Assoc.. Inc.


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38 CAL Stainless steel, 5
shot revolver, 2" barrel, cus-
tomer grips, like new, $395
(863)467-6696
SIG SAUER P226 9MM- case
with 3 clips, $550
(863)697-9060



BOWFLEX EXTREME, mint
cond., w/all accessories,
$800. (239)324-2335
TREADMILL, VitaMaster,
Runs good. 1.5 hp motor, up
to 8 mnh. Incline. $250.
(G53)u/5-0104
WEIGHT BENCH, like new. 2
people can work out at same
time. Used 3 times. $600
(863)674-1727


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
LOOP EARRINGS: 14 Kt., Sol-
id Gold. Custom made. Paid
over $400, Sell for $175
(863)612-0992
NECKLACE, KINGMAN Tur-
quoise, Squash Blossom
w/Bear Claws. Very unique.
$2400 neg. (863)467-8161


BED FRAME, Mattress &
Spring. Full size. Great con-
dition $75. (863)467-4649


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Thursday, May 4, 2006


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LIFT CHAIR- Pride. Great con-
dition $375. Firm
(863)635-3540
SCOOTER, Electric, Rally, Ex-
cellent condition. Brand new
batteries. $1000 or best offer.
(863)674-1823



ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. *Medical, *Busi-
ness, *Paralegal, *Comput-
ers *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Com-
puter provided. Financial Aid
if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
BEER KEG FRIDGE, $50
(863)763-8548
PENS & PENCILS (2) asking
$15 (863)634-1374




GUITAR- Bentley, 6 string,
With hard case. A-1 condi-
tion. $150 (863)635-3382




DESK, Large, oak. $100 or
best offer (863)467-6943
OFFICE CHAIR, $75 or best
offer. (863)467-6943



BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle area
$40 will separate.
(863)675-4981
CAT- Cute, gray with white
markings. 3yrs old Neutered
& declawed. To Good Home
Only! $50. (863)634-3841
DOBERMAN PUPPIES- AKC,
Parents on premised.
$650.-$750. (863)467-5400
DOBERMAN PUPS- AKC,
Health Cert., Shots, Tails, De-
clawed. Parents on premises.
Free Family Tree. $650.-$750.
(863)467-5400
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
(561)644-5418 or
954)465-6614
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, home must
have fenced yard $50
(863)357-3026.
PITBULL PUPPIES, UKC Reg.,
4 wks. Ready to go! Large,
Red Nosed. 863-634-5364 af-
ter 4pm for details.
RED NOSE PIT PUPS- With
papers 8wks old. Ready to
go to good homes. $400.
(863)801-1236
SOCIETY FINCH- Brown &
white Good foster parents.
$18(863)357-3639




SOLAR PANELS- 7, large,
Make your own heating pool
system $175. or will separ-
ate (239)394-7005



REEL- Penn 4400 SS Open
face reel. Like new. $40.
(863)635-3382




CAR AMPLIFIER Kenwood,
900 watt max. $120
(863)824-0776
JL AUDIO 5.25 COMPONENT
SYSTEM, Brand new, Model
VR525CS. $225
(239)340-1369
SUBWOOFER 15" MA Audio
in sealed or ported box.
$120(863)824-0776



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



COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
DRILL, Cordless, Black &
Decker, 18 volt. New in box.
Paid $89, Asking $49.
(863)675-0104


Eagle's Nest


Estates

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

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



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GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate., 2500w, 5hp Briggs
& Straton eng. New condi-
tion $200. (863)763-1501
GENERATORS- Honda,
1-3100w & 1-1500w $525.
Firm. 863-763-7950 or
863-634-8474
JACK To pull engines, good
condition. $80
(239)657-4348 Immokalee
VARIOUS ASSORTMENT OF
TOOLS- Hand tools, Ladder,
Yard tools & more! Take all
. for $150.(863)635-0474



NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
Wanted: Slide In Pickup
Camper, (863)234-9595


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants,
Flowers 865





TRACTOR- Ferguson, 1951,
exc cond., w/new bush hog,
$4500 or best offer,
(863)763-3679/697-3108



APHA PAINT MARE 6 yrs.
Experienced rider only.
Sweet & pretty. $1500
(863)258-3838
BAY MARE 8 yrs. old. Thor-
oughbred, rides good, up to
date on shots, loads, clips.
$2500 neg. (863)509-3446
HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Gelding
Good horse, great w/kids.
Moving must sell. $2000 or
best offer. (239)633-3649
QUARTER HORSE REG PINTO
GELDING- 14yrs old, 15.2,
great disposition, gentle, kid
safe $1800 (863)763-4257
REG. APP. GELDING 14yrs.
Kid safe but also a good ride
for beginner to adv. adult.
$1500 (863)638-4006
SADDLE, 15", tan roughout,
new rawhide stirrups & new
WeaverSmartCinch. $200
(772)263-1178




CHAIN LINK FENCING 265'
of 5' fencing, (2) 6' gates,
some poles. $100 Must take
all. (863)357-6315


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Cupola
Inexpensive and easy to build, cupolas not only
improve the appearance of a home but can improve
ventilation, too.
This project is excellent for do-it-yourselfers who
want the aesthetic qualities of a cupola, as well as for
those willing to do the extra work for ventilation. (It
is, however, a good idea to consult with a profes-
sional before cutting a hole in the roof.) The finished
cupola measures 25 inches square by about 36 inch-
es tall and adjusts to fit any roof pitch.
Cupola plan (No. 348)... $9.95
Patio Projects Package (No. C99)
Three other projects ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


CHAIN LINK FENCING 75ft.
of 4ft. w/ (2) 3ft. gates and
approx. 12 poles. $100 must
take all. (863)634-0465




RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
$750. (863)697-3212
RIDING MOWER- 6 mos old,
asking $800 (863)467-6030
SNAPPER 30"- rear engine,
$600 (863)517-2077 La-
Belle


Real Estalte



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 115
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 10I;5
Hunting Property 103)
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1015
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectionl1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




Well Established Bridal/Eve-
,..ing Wear. Central Florida:
Local & International clients.
Growing 17-20% year.
$595,000 -+--Inventory. Nets
$300K. Financing available.
See pictures at www.florida-
capital.com Agent
(941)924-2378.



CLEWISTON, WOW, Water-
front 3br, 2ba, 1/4 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
r.1,jiTiilil & Weight equip
$155,000. Broker protected.
(772)597-6158 or
954)801-6158
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
~ Move In Today! -
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Large yards, New S/S Appl.
4/2 @$175,000. or
3/1 @ $142,000.
Call owner: 863-673-5071
cshdzO4@earthlink.net




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. Free Video
and Brochure.



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.fllandbargains.com.
"Location, Location, Loca-
tion" Time to Buy. INVES-
TORS & BUILDERS, Great
Buildable Lots For Sale in
one of Florida's Fastest
Growing Areas Fort Myers.
(888)558-0032.
MONTURA RANCH ESTATE
1.25 ac For Sale By Owner
412 Bald Cypress Ave.
$55,000 (561)993-5886



LOTS FOR SALE
Starting at $35,000.
Quiet .63 + acres on private
2+ acres Deep lake.
Near Lake Okeechobee
access Lakeport, FL
863-946-0307




COASTAL GEORGIA. Land for
sale by owner. Private golf
community designed by Fred
Couples / Davis Love. Mari-
na/Tennis/Pool/Fitness.
jeiyll' St Simons Island
$119,900 Call
(315)529-1277.


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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


ASHEVILLE, NC AREA HOME-
SITES Sneak preview of
Phase II on now. Just 25
miles from Asheville. Over 4
miles of crystal clear river-
front. Incredible mountain
views. Riverwalk, custom
lodge, nature trails. Call
(866)292-5762.
BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,000! 1-3
bedroom available! HUD, Re-
pos, REO, etc. These homes
must sell! For listings call
(800)425-1620 ext.4237.
GEORGIA BLAIRSVILLE IN
THE NORTH GEORGIA
MOUNTAINS. Land, Homes,
Commercial & Investment.
Lakefront and Lakeview
Properties Nestled in the
hills of Tennessee on the
shores of pristine Norris
Lake. Call Lakeside Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
Large Mtn. Land Bargains,
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris-
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
Views, Streams. www.live-
inwv.com.
Mountain Property! Interested
in buying property in the Blue
Ridge Mountains of NC? Call
Active Realty today at
(800)979-5556 or visit our
website at www.ActiveReal-
tyNC.com.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins, Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
Y MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.
NC Mountain Property for
Less! Breathtaking Blue
Ridge Parkway, New River,
Stone Mountain, Golf Cours-
es and quaint shops of Spar-
ta. www.scenicrealty.com
(877)372-7211 or
877)363-5550.
NEW! ALABAMA WATER-
FRONT 2 hours to Atlanta &
the Coast. Waterfront com-
munity with incredible moss-
draped hardwoods. Planned
clubhouse, docks, & more.
1/2 to 3 acres from the
$50's. Minutes to historic
Eufaula. Call owner
(866)882-1107.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
North Georgia Gated Mountain
Community. New Homes
close to Infrastructure. One
Hour North of Atlanta. Golf,
Tennis, Lake, Pools. For
more info (678)232-8415 or
www.benttreegeorgia.com.
TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY
LAKEFRONT Private lake-
front or view retreats. Rolling
hills, mild climate. 1 to over
40 acre sites from $40K. On
the border 90 min to Nash-
ville. Phase II selling now!
Owner (866)339-4966.
TN Mountain Acreage Lake-
side 1/2 to 5 acre homesites
nestled around a scenic lake.
Direct lake access, boat
ramp, pavilion and more.
Gated, near Chattanooga.
Ready for your mountain
dream home! Call
(866)292-5769.
UPSTATE SACRIFICE 20
acres- was $39,900 NOW
$29,900 Nice Adirondack
woodland! Walk to public
land! EZ access to major
lakes & rivers! Bldg site
guaranteed! Town rd, terms
avail, won't last!
(800)890-7927.
VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
frontage on very large pris-
tine creek, very private, ex-
cellent fishing, canoeing,
good access, near New Riv-
er Trail State Park, $39,500.
Owner (866)789-8535
www.mountainsofVA.com.
Western New Mexico Private
74 Acre Ranch $129,990
Mt. views, trees, rolling hills,
pasture land, wildlife, bor-
ders BLM. Picturesque
homesite at 6,700' elevation.
Horseback riding, hiking,
hunting. Perfect family
ranchh, electricity. 100% fi-
nancing. NALC
(866)365-2825.
When you want something
sold, advertise in the
classifleds.




MOTIVATED SELLER ~
Deep water. Sailboat access.
Lot with reparable home.
Details 239-823-2587
Waterfront Land Sale! 3
Acres Dockable Waterfront


Property Build Up to 3
homes Only $99,900! Ask
About Our Investor Pkg. 7
Waterfront Lots for Only
$79,900! Call toll-free
(866)770-5263 ext8.


Mobile Homes




Mobile Home Lots i)005
Mobile Home Parts 20111
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale i2020




GRANDMA'S GROVE in
LaBelle. 5th Wheel RV Mobile
Home w/Florida room at-
tached. $7500 (239)303-0741
or email dwill98(@earthlink.net
Mobile Home, '93, need some
inside work, $3500.
(239)657-4122
SELLSTATE PRIORITY REAL-
TY NETWORK, INC, LAKE-
FRONT 3br, 1.5ba, Cover
carport & porch. New carpet,
flooring & fresh paint $85,000.
585 Tammy Rd. Clewiston.
Owner will consider financing
with qualifying terms. Natacha
Lugo (239)410-0331.
fax#239-573-3438 Se Habia
Espafol


Recreation



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




AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500. 863-673-1963
HOUSE BOAT
56ft, Paddle Wheel,
Repo, sacrifice $8000.
(406)628-2181 in LaBelle.
JOHN BOAT- 14', Complete
with 9.8hp Evinrude out-
board. motor $700.
(863)675-0129
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- 28', 50hp John-
son, New deck/carpet. Great
cond. $3200. (863)467-1720
mattmcdan(ahotmail.com
Smoker Craft, 16', tilt trailer,
trolling motor, 35hp Merc.,
ready to fish, $1800.
(863)467-7428
Sprint Bass Boat, '93, 18' 3"
long, fiberglass, 175 Mariner
'94 model, 3 pedestal seats
& 1 bench, 401b. thrust troll.
mtr., runs perfect, $5500.
(863)357-2219



CAMPER/TRAVEL TRAILER,
22 Ft., Dual Axel w/Air Condi-
tioning. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-8828
COLEMAN SUNVALLEY 1982,
A/C & Awning (Both New '04),
propane stove, pressure water
pump. $1400. (863)467-7905
Toyota Motorhome, '81, 4
cyl., new tires, only 44k orig.
mi., $2500 firm.
(863)763-2034
TRAVEL TRAILER, 16 Ft.,
Shasta 1959, Show Condi-
tion. Very cute! $2500 or
best offer.(863)467-8161
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, Salem,
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean, $5000 863-763-7727
or 772-263-1803
TRAVEL TRAILER TIRES (3)
ST225-75R15 D Rated. Good
tread. Look new. $150 for all,
will sep. (863)467-6696
WINNEBAGO '85- Motor
home, 26', V8, sips 8, very
good cond, 62K, $10,000 or
best offer (772)284-1194



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 1000 VIRAGO, '84,
$3000 firm. (863)357-3773
YAMAHA ROADSTAR 1600
2002, 26K mis., Excellent con-
dition w/extra's. $5,500 or
best offer. Call 863-763-1380
or 863-447-0127 or email
carlzachsam@hotmail.com
YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off
road, excel, cond. $1300
(863)763-4982
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER


2005, Under warrantee.
$1700 or best offer.
(863)801-1620


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. ScottCooper 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-time adjunct educators, non-certified and substitute teachers instructional
personnel
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 6A-1.502 S.B.R., 23.17(2) (a)-(f), 1001.42,
1001.43, 1012,22,1012.32 and 1012.35 F.S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 6A-1.502 S.B.R., 23.17(2) (a)-(f),
1001.42,1001,43, 1012.22,1012,32, and 1012.35 F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without a
cost, at the Office of the Superintendentof 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 for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be 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 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: 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), F.S.
128212 CGS 4/20,27;5/4 CB 5/4/06



April 18,2006
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
05-06-05
T oity le io irn' sealed bids 'u013:00 I IOrf alab81 Ipc'd
eo t il e vtIsera venue,uiewistoon ai a i, m
and place they will be opened and read aloud.
The bids submitted are for:
Approximately 26412 suare yards of one inch") Type ill Aspha Oyedlan
ce on streets ih se c of ewiston. speccan tnmay oe tined ar L2
Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440.
E ." -r ]. N I .'d .Ih',, ., T O Bitis
I ,, T," ,., 1 I 'I I- .. t '% i`,, e i ,r, H, I I .,'4i i ,i ,' tI i i,u 1 lewBis
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 Cityof.Clewiston reserves the right to hold al bids for.60 days and to reject
any and all bids, with or wilout cause, to waive ecnicale an ors inor-
malities, or to accept the bid that in its judgment best serves the City.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Iva Pttman
Deputy Clerk
129337 CN 4/27;5/4/06


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
GO KART Scorpion, 2 sweater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
KAZUMA 250 E, '03- asking
$1200 or best offer
(863)357-4744 after 6pm


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




$500 Police Impounds, Cars
from $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's and morel
For listings Call
(800)425-1730 ext.2384.
CADILLAC '92- high miles,
very good cond, $2000
(772)284-1194
CHEVY CAPRICE WAGON '89,
Immaculate & Runs Wonder-
ful. $2250. (865)963-9683
CHEVY CELEBRITY '89- 4dr,
runs good, needs body work,
$1000 or best offer
(863)983-9780
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs a paint job. $2500.
Call Ramon (239)503-5131
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER '87,
318 engine. Real good running
condition. Only asking $500.
(863)612-0657/612-5413
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




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
TOYOTA CAMRY '87 Body
and int. in good cond. Engine
needs work. Good for parts.
$300 (863)673-0645



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


BRONCO 11 '89 New trans. 4
good tires & battery. 60k since,
rebuilt engine. $1750
(863)805-8789
CHEVY TRUCK '96- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer
(863)467-2139
FORD BRONCO '95- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer
(863)467-2139



GOLF CART- Club Car, lights,
curtains, hi speed, $1600
(772)332-6623



BED RAILS NASTA Stainless
polished, fit Chevy Silverado
short bed 99-current New in
box. $100 (863)697-0328
BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $100
or best offer (863)763-6747
CAR DOLLY, '04, like new,
used 2 times, $875 or best
offer (863)697-9704
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
(863)467-4328.
ENGINE & TRANS- '97 Toyota
Corrola 1.8, runs good cond.
low miles, $600
(772)216-9002
TIRES- 275/45/20" 20 64 Ea-
gle/Chrome rims/spinners
paid $2500 asking $1500
firm (863)634-8511 eve only



DODGE RAM 1500 '95, Needs
some work, has new tires &
front body work. $2000
(239)872-0295
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 F-250 '84 Diesel.
Manual trans. Good work
truck. Needs minor work.
$800 neg. (863)228-0580
FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1700.
(863)763-6747.
FORD XLT F150 '92- 2 wh
drive, long bed, AC works,
$2500 (863)634-7574
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, in-
terior,$1,500 772)519-3979
ISUZU HOMBRE, '96, 4 cyl., 5
spd., very good cond., a/c,
anti-lock brakes, $2500 firm.
(239)324-2335



EQUIP TRLR- 20ft, Goose
Neck, ramps, tool box, 8 x
14.5 tires, 2 axle, $2200
(863)697-9704
MAKO 224 '81
YAMAHA 200'90
Rite-On Trailer '81
$7500 (239)823-2587



CHEVY 2500- '87, cold air, 1
owner. Runs good $1150.
863)674-0837 or
63-673-0782 LeBelle


BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Bartow, Florida
April 18, 2006
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 M. (Bartow Local Time)on Thursday, May
18, 2006 at tie District Office, State of Flonda Department of Transportaton, 801
North Broadway Ave., Bartow, onrida 33830 for the following work. Bids received
will be opened and publicly read aloud in the Mult-Purpose Conference Room.
Sealed bids may be mailed and must be received pdor 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 pro ects, 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 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednes-
day, May 17,2006. 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 WWWDOTSTATE 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 Bumet, (863) 386-6104 gary.bumeftn dot state us BUDGET AMOUNT
$100,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PANS 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 Burnott,
(863) 366-6104 ary.bumettOdot 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 arthurhall@dot statsfe 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 installVrepair fencing fro storm water retention
ponds. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOT: PROJECT MANAGER: Rob Dwyer,
(863) 519-2762 robert dwyerodot state fl us MAXIMUM BUDGET AMOUNT
$150,010.00. 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, (863W)93-4634 bobby carrolldot u itte lus 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 ONCGS 4/27;5/4/06 .


AVISO DE ELECTION GENERAL
Yp Sue M. Cobb Se(ceaiio..de.E q..dpR l,.Esado de. l Rodda,pqr el p rene
dy aiso de quehara una en el on o en
do de a Florida, el dia Slete de Noviembre, D.C,, 2006, para lHenar o mantener las
sigulentes posiciones oficiales:
Senadorde los Estados Unidos
Represenante enel Congreso poelDistrito(s):16y23
Gobemadory Teniente Gobemador
Fiscal General
Contralor Etatal
ComisionadodeAgricultura
Procurador Estatal, Circulto 20
DefensorPdblico, Circuito 20
Mlembro a la Camara de Representantes Estatal, Distrito 77
Retencidn de tres Magistado de la Corte Suprema
Retencin de cinco Jueces de la Corte de Apelacones del Distrito Segundo
Jueces delay Corte del Circuito Vigesimo, Grpos 2,5,8,9,11,14,1 y 18
Distrito de Desarrollo de la Comunidad de Port LaBelle, Escarios 1,3 y 5
Jueces de la Corte del Condado: Grupo 1
Junta de los Comislonados del Condado, Dlstritos 2 y 4
Miembros de laJunta Escolar, Distdtos 1,3 y 5
Distto de Conservaci6n de Terreno y Ayua de Hendry, Grupos1,3 y 5
Autoridad de Hositales del Condado de Hendry: Dstritos 2 y 4
Distrito de Controlde las Aguas del Este Condaddee endry: Escaoss 2 y 4
En Testimonio de to cul, Yo he asentado mi firm a esto y Gran Sello del Estado de
la Florida, en Tallahassee, La Capital, en 2 de April, D.C., 2006
Sue M. Cobb
Secretaria de Estada
128395 CB/CGS 4/20; 5/4/06

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is herby given thatpursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Disston Is-
land Conservancy Distrct, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Forida Statutes
1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Dis-
ston Island Conservanc District for.they, r 2005, will be held at United States
Sugar Corporation, Moasses Sales Ofice, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida on
Tuesday, May 9,2006 at 10:00 A.M. forth purpose of
1. Electing one (1) Supervisorforafermof there (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respectthreto asthe
landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come beforethemeeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
BY: Jason Langdale, President
129889 CS 4/27/06 5/4/06


CHEVY LUMINA 1990 VAN,
Runs good. Needs body work.
$900 or best offer.
(863)357-1430
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
99 Some damage/mech.
probs., am/fm/cd, p/l, p/w,
a/c. $600 (863)763-0920


:Public Notices

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2006-CP-34
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DAVID MORRIS KELLER,
a/ka DAVID M. KELLER,
Deceased
NOTICETO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DAVID
MORRIS KELLER, a/k/a DAVID M.
KELLER, deceased, whose date of
death was February 15, 2006, and
whose Social Security Number is
400-22-5918, is pending In the Circuit
Court for Glades County, Florda, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which Is
PO. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida
33471. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBUCATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with tis court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice Is May 4, 2006.
Ruby Altman
Personal Representate
.O.Box 843
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
CONELY &CONELY, A.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, orida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By:TomW. Cane y, I
Rorida Bar #096482
Attome for Personal Representative
130745 CGS 5/4,11/06
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IN THECIRCUITOFTHE
20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTORIANOVAZQUEZ
and AMAILIS VAZQUEZ
Plaintiff
vs. Case No.: 06-194-CA
JUAN F. MOLINA and NUBIA MOLINA,
his wife and MARIA M. QUINONES and
FERNANDOE. ZAMORANO,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
Quiet Titl 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 RecBrds Hendry County,
Florida.
Has filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Elizabeth A.
Merceret, Esq., Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 1800 West 49th
Street, Suite 332, Hialeah, Florida
33012 on or before 30 days from the
date of first publication of this notice
and file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
threter, otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
Answer due Apr 15, 2006.
DATED on the 9th day of March, 2006.
As Clerk ofrthe Court
By/S/R. DeLaCruz
As Deputy Clerk
128456 CGS 4/20,27;5/4,11/06
MEETING NOTICE
Program Planning Committee
Of the
SouthwesLtFlorida
Worforce Dseelopment Board
Region 24
Date: Wednesday, May10,2006
Time: 2:00p.m.
Place: Career and ServiceCenters
of SouthwestFlorida
4150 Ford StreetExtension
FortMyers,FL
Info: Mar AnneZumn
239-992-8000 Ext.229
130964 CGS 5/4/06

MEETING NOTICE
Soutrest Florida
Werdorce ODevelemnt Board
Region 24
Date: Wednesday, May 10,2006
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Career and Service Centers
of Southwest Flrida
4150 FordStreet Extension
Fort Myers, FL
Info: BenitaRichards
239-992-8000 Ex.240
130963 CGS 5/4/06
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Barron Water Control District Board
of Supervisors wi conduct a PUBUC
HEARING and meeting at 10:00 a.m.,
Tuesday, May 23 2006, at the office
of the District. 3293 Dellwood Terrace,
Port LaBelle.
The purpose of the public hearing and
meeting will e to adopt a final opera-
tion budget for fiscal year 10/1/06 -
9/30/07, levy a per acre maintenance
tax for 2006, a capital projects tax for
2006 for lands within the Port LaBelle
Agricultural Project and conduct other
business requiring action by the
Board.
This meeting s open to the public.
Mark Colbert. Chairman
130576 CB/CGS 5/4,11/06

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863- 6771010 863-983-3508 863-228-6867
863b-6077-10
Why Wait To Build? Get .t Now! CBS 1) Home Improvement Business! 1) Montura Ranch Estates Large 1) Muse 20 A
Home, 1.670 sqft. 3bd/2ba/l car garage, Established Home improvement business Homnii f 1.25 Absolutel
located on Texas Ave. Appliance package and convenience store on 2.5 acres. Fully ac I fclub dream ho
included, city water and sewage. Ready to equipped and permitted cafe ready to be acre N ub w/ pond.
Move In! $160,000.00 opened. Located near the Clubhouse in house on Hacienda. Needs some pines w/s
Custom -5-j bfllft l.td in Montura Ranch. All furniture, fixtures, equip- work but will not last long at below rec
Plon ifl a I ha a ment and inventory induded. Be your own $199,900 MLS# 200528863 Fast! Only
'rc.nc pr:IIMQ- A I 1 boss!! Call for Glenn @ 677-1441 for more
Sweetwater Ave. This property has information. MLS:200530488 2) Moore Haven River Gardens 21 us 27- Ac
ma be and oakstreeal thma made lake 2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home 2 Home lots ready for your new Looking fc
hidden in thicktrees &brush. There is an Oversize Living Room with Cathedral home. Corner lot for $55,000, Opportun
abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres. 74.9K Ceilings. Large open kitchen and formal din- nsde Lot for $50000 or both twice! 5 a
Ra 'ing room. Large rear deck with built in bbq Inside Lot for $50,000 or both twice! 5
fA, ro orooooI the Palm t
ea and gazebo. Must see at $124,900 MLS# or 1 ,County in
:rae adIn 20054098 US 27 for t
3) Ridgdill Subdivision 2 Water eightt for a
Wh b d new Seminole Manor 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Mobile Front Mobile Home Lots available Don't let t
SlT Wls l Home. Walking distance from lewiston immediately!! Cleared and ready
_onsnrr, a ,,i-,r l IJ :i High School and Clewiston Elementary for your new home. Will not last 3y~re Have
As Cute as a Button Adorable & in perfect ony 1 a ld G rilong at $55,000 each!! 7 Lots Ava
condition! Entrance has beautiful hard- only year Great price in a g Construct
wood floors & fireplace. The knockdown & tion. MIS# 200636722
into floors & frepace. The knockdon 204) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 acs. on Build Your
paint on walls are excellent including Mchi
(r,,,ain ,:,L P ,,ldL, PJiii'u 4) Investment opportunity!! 13 Acres of Riviera St. Reduced for Quick Meyerchick
ro.:;,rr, /ll =T ldj Iand.J' Produdng Orange Grove!! High and dry with Sale!! $74,900 MLS#: 200604536 thepond @
wv A Iu Nbir.idei"rrgec Irrigation from bordering canal. Additional Thatcher
ilrrn- A l f r ,oiriu-rain acreage available. Call Glenn @ (863) 677- 5 Need Space? Over acres @68,000
or ou),doorr tire in a sn,3ll a.rden :errlng 1441 forappointment ) ee aThatcher B
Are ,ou a ho.bb,,ii tire : i h ouvse Our in the desirable Flaghole $58,500.0
back 14' x 21' w/ AC. In one of the best 5)Lake View! 3 br/2 ba mobile home ('05 Community. Mobile Home needs Thatcher B
locations in Clewiston on Royal Palm Av. Fleetwood) in Sunshine Lake Estates. 15 x 15 w du t hurrian60K
Please note the brand new roof will be screen porch overlooking the lake. Open some work due to hurricane @$60K
installed within the next 30 days so make kitchen with targe pantry and breakfast bar. damage so it is being sold as is. 4~fMlrcura .a
this your top priority to see today! Mustsee@$129,900 MLS# 200630432 Great location, and very nice 125N.Keni
$164,900,00 property MLS# 200636527 735 S. Pai
6) Montura Ranch 1.25 acres ready for your pr y 530 S. She
new home. I can help you with the entire 770 5. She
homebuilding process. Call me at 677-1441
for details.


Cathy S Ashley Enrique Jerry W. Charles FE2I
Garcia P. Wood Acosta Smith H. Kehm

863-228-4798 863228132 305-5065876 5612613444 III
Se ablaEspa.mIl Se Haba asp01 305-968-2242
Very spacious 2001 manufactured Montura Ra Etates 680 Just Reduced! 3BD/28A Nice 5 wooded acres in Ladeca. Want to Own a Business? Check
home on the lake, has all the room you S. Jinete 5f1(t lot 1.25 Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C, $1 50K this Out! Established commer- "'.. i'"
are looking for. This 3bd 2ba home has acres Grean! $39.9K Horeshoe Ac@ $139.9 cial upholstery business and
several walk-in closets and a very large llv- Don't Let This One Slip Away! Montura Ranch Estates property $250K
ing/dining area. This home is being Greatstarter homeor investment 2bd/1 ba on huge lots in 2.5 Acres in Montura $85K
offered at $124,900 rom or n tnt Horseshoe Acres. Bring all offers. Own a Piece of Paradise!
property in Montura Ranch. This Seller Motivated $165K 2.5 Acres in Montura $90K Beautiful building lot/invest-
Oak Trees Line The Driveway! 3bd/2ba 94 MBH. 4,'ffFlrdroom plan New Listin Montura Panch 5 Acres in Pioneer $179.91 ment property in Port LaBelle
MH w/ full open deck on front to sit In you may be just irJ're looking i at f I NG m $49.9K Reduced for Quick
rocker. Home sits on 1 acre of land in for. Start yoUlllear off right L -::a l jI an 2.5 acres in Montura, fenced Sale
Flaghole. Home has tile & hardwood floors with country Ty at lsbest 1.25 Fc d.r:1 $92.5K New Listing! 3bd/2ba CBS 775 County Rd.
throughout. Recently remodeled, 5ft ac., priced to sell at only $89,900. Long $1l077K ct L Bring the kids & dog! This is home on W. Crescent Dr. This
fence around property, and pole barn in L a bi lot. 3bd/ba brick home, well maintained & landscaped L NE
back yard. et you handson this beauty Check this ut! 3bd/2ba met land? 28 acs. in LaBelle poo & fenced $319,000.00 home will sell fast Don't Miss
for $169,500.00 in M RE Pf 1 0 1arild is Ranchettes! Priced to sell fast @ New Development! Call me Out! $225,000.00 A little piece of Heaven!
clear nla lines $34K per acre for sky valley lots. New Residential Listing on Beautiful two story home with
Come See This Little Piece Of Heaven In Hom Need Some Space? Spacious 5 wooded acres in Pioneer exclusive Ridgewood Ave. spiral staircase and wood
Flaghoe mount bedrooms ad bhs eae is ba ewdlantation n paved road ask- 3bd/2ba doon half an acre. floors. Big backyard with boat
Flaghole 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, financing Montura. Split floor plan, living
screenedLana, 960 sq. ft. garage, loaded immaculate! $108,500.0 room, family room, too many ing $149K Possible owner financing avall- access to the Gulf and direct
with Oak trees 415,000 What a Deal! 2bd/2ba MH w/ extras! Hurry, won't last! Ready to move in! 3bd/2ba able. Contact me for details & access to Lake Okeechobee.
extra lot, *Included in Motivated Seller! Only $159K manufactured home in Moore showing. Home on one acre among oak
Gone Country! 2bd/ba CBS home with a chase Price* Partially fur Looking for a weekend get away haven $79.9K Back On The Market! 3 bed- hammocks. Kitchen feature
large family room on a very nice corner lot Purchase Price* Partially fur- or starter home? 2bd/2ba single Itl' n > u s i
available on W. Obispo, The roof is brand nished & squeaky clean! 55 & wide MH in Montura RanchEstates 30 Acres of pasture and room a on granite counter tops. Property
newly Home Is being offered at $165K older community. Reduced fenced and on paved road. Only woods $755K Coro n J ofp could be used as a Bed &
again to $19,900. $84.91< New Listing! Moore Haven Breakfast. Detached workshop
JUST REDUCED!Il Absolutely Gorgeous New Listing! Secluded well main- 3bd/2ba, CBS house pp can easily be converted for an
tainw 995 doubeewide 3bd 2ba $220,000.00
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con tion. Thistl d 2ba home with faml Further! 50+ acres located in includes garden tub w/ separate Estates Moore Haven 2 & Breakfast.
a roomt view of the lake. This hs Highlands Co. Call for details! shower, property fenced and has Call me for vacant Building Lots Side by Side
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.,,: I. :;7 4BR, 3BA Del Monte $150K ACREAGE
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863-697-0189 561-722-7347 863-677-1013
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acress The Summer of '06 will be a fun-time just Outside of Townl A Fleetwood
y Perfect for your with the sparkling pool that comes home w/ a 24'x30' shop on a beautl-
me. 20 Fenced Acres with this 4BR, 2-bath set amidst flow- ful 1/2 acre. Make an Offer
Lots of 10 year old ering shrubs and colorful plantings in
some oaks. Priced enviable North Side of Clewiston. With Flaghole!!!! Oak trees, paved drive-
ent sales. Will Go its spacious rooms, bar area, and way, 5' fence, & pole barn on I acre
$409,900.00 oversize lot you will vacation every lot. Almost forgot the beautiful
day for the price of an ordinary home: remodeled mobile home! Listed @
:res $305,000.00 $169,900.00
or the impossible? Good 01' Country Livin' will be yours as You won't want to miss out on a
ity seldom knocks to his 3Ratheonerofthis BRBahseton 1.25 of deal like this! 2003 4bd/2ba dou-
res on US 27 on the prettiest acres you will ever see in blewide on 2.16 acres. Property fea-
each/ Hendry Montura Ranch Estates. There's even a tures a second mobile home, large
e. Over 937 feet on Jacuzzitubinmasterbath,andafireplace steel building and storage sheds.
easy access priced in family room. It's just waiting @ $24500000
quick sale @ S275K $1 54900 $245,000.00
his one get away! Definitely Not Nice, in fact It's a 2 Country living at its Bestl Home sits
Bd disaster' Ffl if d it mayJust O r' .APldP.n rfBl@re'
n River Gardens be livable. AnAcl |,f| car. buy this made j, l u for
ailable. New doublewide mU~VJMIJe in Seminole Inforrratinn
ion in Growing Area. Manor for not much more than the lot
io D mnvalue at $39.9K The Best 1.41 acre lake front lot in
r Dream Home Here! Montura 105 Pinelake Ave. Call for
k Drive, Lot #1 5, on The Great Escape Off a country lane showing $77,900.00
$62K n Montura Ranch Estates on 1.25
31vd., near the river acres sits a doublewide mobile home Now must be the time to buy your
.00 on a corner lot with bedrooms 2 Montura Tract. I list, show and sell
3lvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8 bath, There's a jacuzzi tub in master them. Call for Information or an
0 each bath and a fireplace in family room. It appointment.
31vd., Lots 11 or 12, can be your family's haven for just
$152,000. 5 Acres in Pioneer w/ steel building
.ohEistyateS $215,000.00
nel- Reduced $39,995 Why Pay high space rents when you New Listing and it is going fast!l
m $49,000.00 can own the land with a 3BR, 2-bath
double-wide with room for a double 2,246sqft. Home on .6 acres located
land $52,500.00 carport, patio, and shed in Easy Life In Clewiston's beautiful Ridgeview
:tland $44,900.00 subdivision It's going to sell fast at Estates. Offered @ $269,900.00 Call
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NOTICE
SHAWANO WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT NOTICE OF
CHANGE OF MEETING DATE
REGULAR BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all own-
ers of lands located within the
boundaries of the SHAWANO WA-
TER CONTROL DISTRICT, that the
Regular Meeting of the Board of Su-
pervisors of the SHAWANO WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT which was

lowing the Gladeview Board of Su-
pervisors Meeting) has been
rescheduled for Friday, May 12,
2005 at 8:30 am at the Sugar
Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill
Read Belie Glade, Florida
f any person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board of Su-
pervisors with respect to any matte
considered at this meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceed-
,h ,, ,,1 I h I" ,1

the appeal is to be based

person requiring special accommo-
dations to participate in this meet-
ing because of a disability or
physical impairment should contact
the District's Attorney, Charles F
Schoech, at (561)655-0620 at least
five (5) calendar days priorto the
meeting.
DATED this 1st day of May, 2006.
By Charles F Schoech, Esq.
131954 CGS 5/4/2006
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Tee Port LaBelle Community Develop-
ment District will hold a Board of Su-
pervisors' Meeting on Thursday, May
11, 2006, at 6.30 pm at the office of
the District located at 3293 Dellwood
Terrace. The purpose of this meeting
is to conduct routine business which
may require action by the Board.
This meeting is open to the public,
Patrck B. Whidden, Chairman
130575 CB & CGS 5/4/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
i I I II Ih I I i .IIII pursuant
,, i,.v ,, ii,,,. l :: ,, the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt, FL 33438.
1988 GMC (Red) Pick-Up
Vin#1GDHR34J1JJ518266
1998 CHEVROLET (WHI)4 DOOR
Vin# 1G1JF52T7W7110298
1997 CADILLAC(GRN) 200OR
Vin# 1G6EL12Y8VU615260
2003 FORD (RED) UTILITY
Vin# 1FMRU17W43LA23209
Sale Date: May 15, 2006 @9:D AM
131986 CGS 5/4,11/2006
PUBLIC NOTICE
U-Lock-lt Storage
500 South San Gabriel
Clewiston, FL 33440
863-673-0662
Contents oi the following units
will be sold on May 22006
9:00 AM
Unit #30, 31
Amanda Cypress
736 Bond Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
130844 CGS 5/4,11/06

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HENRY 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 for
procedures whereby certified general and roofing contractors may prequalify, an-
nually, to submit competitive bids on projects.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY 1001.41 and 1001.42 ES.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 255.05, 287.0585, 489.125, AND
1013.45 f.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 within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice,
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be 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 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: 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), F.S.
128212 CGS 4/20,27;5/4 CB 5/4/06


NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice
that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in HENDRY County, State of Florida, on
the SEVENTH day of NOVEMBER, A.D., 2006, to ill or retain the following offic-
es:
United States Senator
Representative In Congress: Districts 16 and 23
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General
Chief Financial Officer
Commissioner of Agriculture
State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 20
Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 20
State Representative: District 77
Supreme Court, Retention of Three Justices
Second District Court of Appeal, Retention of Five Judges
Circuit Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit: Groups 2,5,8,9,11,14,17 and 18
Port LaBelle Community Development District: Seats 1,3 and 5
County Court Judge: Group 1
School Board: Districts 1,3 and5
County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4
Hendry County Hospital Authority: Districts 2, 3 and 4
Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1,3 and 5
East County Water Control District: Seats 2 and 4
IN Testimony Whereof, I Hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the
State of Florida, at Tallahassee, The Capital, this Second day of April, AD., 2006.
Sue M. Cobb
Secretary of State
128391 CGS/CB 4/20:5/4/06

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby iven lial tile C i ,, , I et at
530 pm. on Monday, May 8, ,, ,,., 115
West Ventura Avenue Included in ite agenda will be the following request
1)A request from Michael & Carol Fagan in accordance with City Code Section
110-60 tiled "Required findlngs: Variance" for a variance from the restrictions of
the area and lot requirements standard of City Code Section 110-341 in order to
replace a trailer in a mobile home and recreational vehicle park district. The prop-
erty is located at 819-825 E Ventura Avenue, A.K.A. Lots 6 9 exl, Block 384,
GPOC. Zoning is RM-1.
2)A request from Mornson Engineering, Inc. in accordance with City Code Section
110-61 titled "Special Exception" to allow construction of a self-storage unit fa-
cility on a commercial lot. The property is located on lots 1 5 & 12 16, Block
379,GPOC The property iszonedC
3) A request from Timothy Crane in accordance with City Code Section 110-60 ti-
tled "Required findings. Variance" for a variance from the restrictions of the per-
mitted uses standard of City Code Section 110-267 in order to allow a triplex to
remain at 612 E. Trinidad Avenue, A.K.A. Lots 14+15, Block 374, GPOC. The
property is zoned R-2.
4) A request from William & Kelly Dyess in accordance with City Code Section
110-60 titled "Required findings: Variance" for a variance to construct a 1,000 sq.
ft.metal shop building at 316 Trocadero Avenue, A.KA. Lots 10 & S % Lot 11,
Block E, Golfview S/D. The property is zoned R-1B where City Code Section
110-438 (lb) standards allow 00 sq. ft maximum for an accessory structure.
5) An "Appeal of Administrative Decision" from Asnaldo Sanchez from the parking
restrictions in accordance with City Code Section 102-47 (23). The applicant is
also seeking use of city owned parking. The property is zoned C.
6)A request from Ruben Rifa in accordance with City Code Section 110-60 titled
"Required findings: Variance" for a variance to construct an 840 sq. ft.metal
shop building at 779 E. Del Monte Avenue, A.K.A. Lots 1+2 & Lots 23+24,
Block 11, GPOC. The property is zoned R-1A where City Code Section 110-438
(1b) standards allow 600 sq. ft. maximum for an accessory structure.
7)A request from Kenneth Hartless in accordance with City Code Section 110-60
titled "RequIred findings: Variance" for a variance of the side and rear setback
standards to replace a shed at 534 E. Del Monte Avenue, A.K.A. Lot 21 & W V2 of
Lot 22, Block 16, GPOC. The property is zoned R-1A where City Code Section
110-203 (8b+c) standards require a 15ft, rear and 10 ft. side setback for an ac-
cessory structure,
8)An "Appeal of Administrative Decision" from Martin Vallejo from the parking re-
strictions In accordance with City Code Section 102-47(23). The property is
zoned C.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
May 15, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing, Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physical
impairment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the Building
Official's office at least tllee days prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official
131573 CGS5/4/2006




NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT/AMEND RULES OF
THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
AFFECTED RULES: 40E-1.021, 40E-1.5095, 40D1.511, 40E-1.603, 40E-1.6058,
40E-1.6065, 40E-1.6105, 40E-1.6107, 40E-1.615, 40E-4.021, 40E-4.091,
40E-4.101, 40E-4.321, 40E-4.381, 40E-61.020, 40E-61 031. 40E-61.042,
40E-61.321,40E-61.381,040E-400.211,40E-400.475
SUMMARY: The proposed rule amendments will accommodate notice, delivery and
receipt of documents through electronic media.
TIME AND DATE OF HEARINGS. 9:00 a.m., June 14, 2006
LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District Headquarters, B-1 Auditori-
um, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. For further informa-
tion please contact Ronda Wise, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6500, or
561) 682-6500, e-mail: rwise@sfwmd.gov, or for procedural issues, Jan Sluth,
-,, ,-,i I ann 432-2045, extension 6299, or (561) 682-6299, e-mail:
n ,ni ., Appeals of any South Florida Water Management District
Board decision require a record of the proceedings. Affected persons are advised
that it may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceeding is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may
contact the South Florida Water Management District Clerk's Office at
(561) 682-2087 at least two business days in advance to make appropriate ar-
rangements.
130403 ON/CGS 5/4/06




NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT


Noo e Notice Is herby given that pursuant to call of the Bard of Supervisors of Rta ran-
Notice Is herby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of olles a district and In accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law
Drainage Dsnroyt,, and I ccordance nu-( it.ner 298, FloridoSat SutIes 1941, amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Ritt Oraenage.Dis-
Rand felawantry thereto, the Annu IngofhLandownersof Bolles trict for the year 2005 will beheld at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses
ralnage District for the year 2005, wil be old at United States Sugr Corpora- Sales Offico, North US 27, Clwlsto, Florida on ilTuesday, May 9, 2006 at 11:00
tion, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27, Cewlston, Florida on Tuesday, May 9, A.M. for the purposeof:
2006 at 11:45 AM. forth purpose of: Wt o


1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for aterm ofthree (3) years,
. Recevng annual reports and tang such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine.
3. tansactIng such other business as may properly come before the meeting,
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BY: Jason Langdale, President
129901l CGS 4/27/06 5/4/06


1. Electln one (1) Supervisorforaterm 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 5/4/00


2005 Annual DoriUng Was.r uet Re port
Suli Shore W.Ila Auecallon.. Inc
frse intou cnoinine Iomacn miy mporiae sore el agua eb i er Teaduzco o nabale con algun oq lo entlenda On St lene proegutas ri.i, a Omaen
it'1-liSol Bl3)983,2323
We are pleased o presnr lo you tels year Anrnu Water OuaBy leporI This report is dsined tno inorm ivauoo tne i uaely or water we der t you every day
... .. d tand Iteeorts we mnea 1. confa nually Lmmr e ide -or
Ths report s provided pursuit to Federi and StaIe drankng wat, requiemenIt We a pleased to report ht our dtho dng watar maeIa ll ntefel and sat
requirements

dental health or fme commune
Our suplIeors source wae sseassmras hae been oerIfored and the reus are posted on e FDESWP webslte There ar many aotentml sources o contain,
naton widened n me assessment These ran.e from Iocal D Ceaners to all or the Gas Staions around Mte Lake There ae at ta s mi e mn drect sources of o;luion
ta we now of inluencin our intakes The assessment results are avlable on the FDEP Souce Water Assessment and Proection Program weesle at
II you have any queIons about ths report or other questons concerning your water quality, please contact Darnene Trelo-Soud at (3) 983-2323 between the hours
o 7 30 am antd 4 30 m eluding the noon hour We value our members and encourage them to be formed about tr, water
Sout Shno Water Assocalion routinely monitos lor contaminant In your inng after according to Federal and Stale law rules and roula tons Except where
indicated others. ts report is based on the result ofur meotong lor me period ol January 1 to Dce er 31 2005
n tihe tal below, you may find unamlar terms and abreelalTons To hl you better understand Ithese terms we provdleda te lolowng d finitons
Action ea (AL). The concenra on o o aontarnnant that, II ceede Ltgers treatment or oher elements Sa a water system must sllo
MBolmum Contaminani Levelor MCL The highest level e o a contamlnanlt at Is allowed In ddnkng r water MCLS ae seel as lose Ito h, MCLGS as ieasIOle using the bet
available trealmen technology
Mamum Colamlnani L GoalorMCLG The lovel of a contaminant In dunnng water below, which here iso no nown or expected r skto hea MCLGs allow for a
marin ofl alfely
Maxmum resiual dl nfeclan levi or MRDL Thehighest level ol a disinfectant allowed In drinlng water There is convning eidencethat addion oadisinfectantis
,. Thelevel of a dning water disinfecant be low wn hre Is no kno or ected sk to healt MR DLGs do not
reflect the benefits of se use of denslinctan o control mrcmblal contaminants
ND means noe detected a In mdIats tht ate sublance was not found by ratoraye anraysis
naphnomeelioi Turidityo Unii r ) measure of the cl y of waer Turidlty In exess of 5 NTU Is Just notable to th average person
Parts par million opm or Mlligrams pear rter mdg)/ one part by weight ol analyze to 1 m iion parts by weight of the waIer snample
Parts perbillon (PpO) or Micrograms paer r g/ one part by weigh o analyle to 1 bIllion parts byweight oel ue water sample
Picoouler p erer pC/L) measure of the radioactivty In water
atmen Techniue T)o A required process Intended to reduce the level of a contaminant In drnng water
WATER QUALITY TESTING EBULTS
Cnhmnannt and Danote M m Thuwaes nashia oaao Su 6b
anemdnlae and O ale*o a CL TMh.ge sieh T The LowaIt Monthly MCOL MCL Likely Sourcae l
Unllol ampllen Vioalalion el8ncl Paercntage le Samplt e Contamination
MoaaurmenteI (moyrl Y/NW Ma.aurmen Malse ROuilatoay Lmnilt
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which promotes strong
eloah; discharge from
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factonds
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(ppm) Dec 05 1 20 leaching from septi anks
sewage, erosion of natural
deposits
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pm) leaching Irom sept tanks,
sewage, erosion of natural
deposits
23 Sodium (pm) June 05 N 283 23- WA 160 Sa water Intrusion,
Dec 05 28 3 leaching from soil
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Contaminnt and sampling Violailln Result litae LG Leol) Likely Source of
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plumbing systems erosion
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preservalives
85 Leadi (ap water (ppb) Oct 2003 N 2 0 15 Cormrosion l household
iplmbing systems, erosion
1 natural deposits
ersMs and Stuage 1 tllnecoa/DIinfeeallon By-Product (oD/m P) Paramolen
Contaminant and Dales oa MCL Range MCLT
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Meautemaen (mIoJYr on Y/N DteOlaed Resulet MARLG MRDL Cobntamlnaan
77 Chlranes(ppm) Jan. 05 Dec. 05 N 26 1.3- 3 2 MRDLG 4 MRDL 0 tr addve used to
control microbes
79. Haace Acids Jan. 05 O- Dec 05 N 395 28. 53.9 NA MCL = 60 By-product of drdnn
(ive) (HAA5 (ppb) water disinfection
80 TTHM otal Jan 05-Dec 05 N 65.6 22.9-973 A MCL 80 By-product of dnnIng
uhtaomethates] (ppU) waser Dlslnfeecon


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(ppm) emvlonmnent
Lead Inants and young children are typically more vulnerable to lead In dnnting water than he general populaUon I1 Is possible that lead levels at your iome may be
ghrer than at olher homes In the commune as a result o materials used In your home's lumbinog II you are concerned about elevated lead levels in your home's waste
you may wish to have your waler tested and flush your tap for 30 seconds ,o 2 minutes before usin ltap water Additonal Informalon is available from the Sae DOnaing
Water Hol(ne -1 "00426-4791)
Lead In dnnin water is rarely the sole cause ol lead poisoning. but t can add to a person's total lead exposure. All potenal sources ol lead in the household should
e identified and removed, replaced or reduced.
The sources of drinklng water (both tap water and boaned ware) Include nvers, laes, streams. nds. reservoirs, spdngs, and wells As waer travels over the sur-
face of the land or lmuh e ground. it dissolves naturaoly occurin minerals and. In some cases., radioactive material, and can pick up substances Irsulng noIm the
presence of animals or from human activity
Contaminants that may be present in source water Include.
(A) Microbal contaminants, such as vruses and bacteria which may come from sewage treatme plant ants septic systems, agcultudal vesock operation, and
widlile,
(B) Inorganic contarinant, suc as sats and metals, which can be naturally occurrin or result from urban storm-water runoff, Indusal or domeac wastewater dis-
charges, oil and gas production, mining, or farmn
(C) Pesticides and nerbicides, which may come Irom a variety of sources such as agriculture, uOman stormwaler runofl. and residential uses
() Organic chemical conotamnant, n inludg synthetic and volatie organic chemicals, which are by-products ol Industrial processes ard petroleum prooucon, can
also come from gas staons, urban sorm-water runof. and septic systems.
(E) RadioasWe onaminants which can be satrally occur ring or be the result o oil and gas production and minng acbtidtes
In order to ensure that tap water is sale to ddnk, the EPA presci es regulations, which lim tame amount ol certain corbaminants n water provided by pubol water sys-
tems. The Food and Drug Administraion DA) regulations establish limits lor contaminant in bolted water, which must provide he same protection for public heaetl.
Donlng water Includinno bottled water may reasonably be expected o contain at leas small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contamonants does not
necessarily Indicate al me water poses a health r. More Information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental
Protection Agency's Sale Drinkng Water Hone at 1-800-426-4791.
Some people may be mo vulnerable to contaminate In dining water han the general population Immuno-compromsed persons such as persons with cancer
undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone o trn trannspt, people wlrn HIV/AIOS or other immune system disorders, som ealdery, and infants can be
paruculady a nsk from infections. These people should seek advice about dining water fom taeir health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to
lessen the dsk of Infection by Cryptospotlum and other mrobiolnaogicai contaeminants areo available from the Sao Drning Water Hodine (800-426-4791).
South Shore Water AssoiaiOn In would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually Improve Woe water cement process and protet our water
resources We are committed to nsuring the quality of your water. II you have any question oa, concerns about the information provided, please leel free to call (853)
983-2323 or any other numoera r listed In this report.
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at In today's clsSIfleds. classlfleds, fleds.


Doc Savvy's Pet Corner


Earth Talk


Question" Dear Doc Savvy. My
name is John, and I enjoy reading
your column tremendously! Here is
my question:
Do pets go to
Heaven?
John and Liz
S.
Answer:
Hello there
John and Liz.
Yes, this is a
tough one to try
to answer! .Doc
Actually there Savvy
isn't really one
answer, but there are plenty of
opinions. So, here goes mine. I
believe they do.
The best way for me to describe
n my view of what pet Heaven is like,
is a poem called, The Rainbow
Bridge ".
Just this side of heaven is a place
called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has
been especially close to someone


here, that pet goes to.Rainbow
Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for
all of our special friends so they can
run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water
and sunshine, and our friends are
warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill
and old are restored to health and
vigor; those who were hurt or
maimed are made whole and
strong again, just as we remember
them in our dreams of days and
times gone by.
The animals are happy and con-
tent, except for one small thing;
they each miss someone very spe-
cial to them, who had to be left
behind.
They all run and play together,
but the day comes when one sud-
denly stops and looks into the dis-
tance. His bright eyes are intent. His
eager body quivers. Suddenly he
begins to run from the group, flying
over the green grass, his legs carry-


ing him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and
when you and your special friend
finally meet, you cling together in
joyous reunion, never to be parted
again. The happy kisses rain upon
your face; your hands again caress
the beloved head, and you look
once more into the trusting eyes of
your pet, so long gone from your
life but never absent from your
heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge
together...
Author unknown...
And if there is anything else I
could add John and Liz, it would be
this:
Anyone I've shared this poem
with; no matter what their personal
take on this may be, they all seem
to smile when they read it.
Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavy@aol.com, and check
outyour pet answers weekly in The
PetComer!


Manage Yard Pests Responsibly


By Ed Ayen, Florida Yards &
Neighborhood

This is another in a series of arti-
cles written about the new area
urban conservation program
called Florida Yards & Neighbor-
hoods.
Populations here in south cen-
tral Florida will probably double in
the next twenty years. This means
the number of homes will also
double bringing more yards to care
for and more pest management.
Due to the concerns about health,
the environment, and pesticide
resistance, pest control practices
once taken for granted are now
under scrutiny. Regular preventive
insecticide spraying is still com-
mon for some pests but may be
unnecessary. Healthy plants can
usually defend against or tolerate
pest attacks, while beneficial
insects, birds and other natural
controls often suppress undesir-
able insects.
Here are some ways to avoid
pest problems in your yard.
Choose insect and disease resistant
plants that can tolerate conditions
in your yard; native plants are best.
Once plants are established, go
easy on fertilizer and water. Too


much can cause excessive growth
making plants vulnerable to some
insects and diseases.
Mowing grass too short and
severely pruning trees and shrubs
weakens them, inviting pests.
Leave 3-4 inches when mowing
your lawn and prune shrubs selec-
tively.
Encourage beneficial insects by
minimizing the use of broad spec-
trum pesticides and spot spraying
the affected area only and not the
whole yard.
Try to identify pest problems
before they get 'out of hand by
walking through your yard twice a
week or more and look at plants.
Common plant pests in Florida
include aphids, mealybugs, scale,
whiteflies, thrips, mites and cater-
pillars. If you see curled, rolled or
deformed leaves, mold on leaves
or stems, you are likely to find a
pest lurking somewhere. Sooty
mold on leaves is a telltale clue to
an infestation by what are known
as piercing-sucking insects such as
aphids. These insects secrete a sug-
ary substance called honeydew, on
which the black-colored sooty
mold fungus feeds and grows. The
sooty mold does not injure a plant
directly, but if excessive, can block
sunlight from leaves, reducing pho-


tosynthesis.
Tolerate some insect damage
and leaf disease as no one can
maintain .a pest and disease free
yard. Should you need to treat a
badly infested plant, first try to
simply remove the infested plant
part; or if they are large, slow mov-
ing caterpillars,' try picking them
off by hand. Should you need to
use a chemical pesticide, use one
that is selective to your problem or
better yet, use insecticidal soaps
or horticultural oils, both of which
work to reduce populations of
sucking insects.
The Florida Yards and Neigh-
borhoods program is being imple-
mented through your local County
Extension Service in Highlands,
Okeechobee and Glades County
and is partially funded from Clean
Water Act Section 319 funding
from the U. S. EPA through the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection.
Ed Ayen is available to address
interested groups such as home-
owners associations, voluntary
organizations and clubs. For fur-
ther information he can be
reached by calling the Highlands
County Extension Service office.
Phone: (863)402-6540.


From the Editors of E/The
Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I've heard that it
is now safe to throw away com-
mon household batteries and that
only rechargeable batteries can
now be recycled. Is this true?-
Doug Reynolds, Martinsville, Ind.
Today's common household
batteries those ubiquitous AAs,
AAAs, Cs, Ds and 9-volts from
Duracell, Energizer and others -
are not thought to pose as great a
threat to properly-equipped mod-
ern landfills as they used to
because they contain much less
mercury than their predecessors.
As such most municipalities now
recommend simply throwing such
batteries away with your trash.
Nevertheless, environmentally
concerned consumers might feel
better recycling such batteries any-
way, as they still do contain trace
amounts of mercury and other
potentially toxic stuff. Some
municipalities will accept these
batteries (as well as older, more
toxic ones) at household haz-
ardous waste facilities, from
where they will most likely be sent
elsewhere to be processed and
recycled as components in new
batteries.
Other options abound, such as
the mail-order service, Battery
Solutions, which will recycle your
spent batteries at a cost of 85 cents
per pound. To find a company near
you where you can drop off your
old batteries for recycling, check
out the comprehensive national
database at the Earth911.org web-
site. Meanwhile, the national
chain, Batteries Plus,.is happy to
take back disposable batteries for
recycling at any of its 255 retail
stores from coast-to-coast.
Consumers should note that
any old batteries they may find
buried in their closets that were
made before 1997-when Con-
gress mandated a widespread
mercury phase-out in batteries of
all types-should most surely be
recycled and not discarded with
the trash, as they may contain as
much as 10 times the mercury of
newer versions.
Perhaps of greater concern
nowadays is what's happening to
spent rechargeable batteries from
cell phones, MP3 players and lap-


tops. Such items contain potential-
ly toxic heavy metals sealed up
inside, and if thrown out with the
regular garbage can jeopardize the
environmental integrity of both
landfills and incinerator emissions.
Luckily, the battery industry spon-
sors the operations of the
Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corporation (RBRC), which facili-
tates the collection of used
rechargeable batteries collected in
an industry-wide "take back" pro-
gram for recycling.
Consumers can help by limiting
their electronics purchases to
items that carry the RBRC logo on
their packaging. Furthermore, they
can find out where to drop off old
rechargeable batteries (and even
old cell phones) by calling RBRC's
hotline at 1-800-8BATTERY or by
visiting the online drop location
finder at RBRC.org. Also, most
Radio Shack stores will take back


rechargeable batteries and deliver
them to RBRC free-of-charge.
RBRC then processes the batteries
via a thermal recovery technology
that reclaims metals such as nick-
el, iron, cadmium, lead and cobalt,
repurposing them for use in new
batteries.
CONTACTS: Battery Solutions,
www.batteryrecycling.com;
Earth911, www.earth911.org; Bat-
teries Plus, www.batteriesplus.
com; Rechargeable Battery Recy-
cling Corporation (RBRC),
www.rbrc.org.
GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL
QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk,
c/o E/The Environmental Maga-
zine, P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT
06881; submit it at:
www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/th
isweek/, or e-mail: earthtalk@
emagazine.com. Read past
columns at: www.emagazine.
com/earthtalk/archives.php.


'Simplee' pet of the week

Here is Simplee, a 19-plus pound hunk of love that Rose-
mary Buchanan of Belle Glade adopted after she was res-
cued by Doc Savvy. She expects a daily brushing, but isn't
bothered by much else except the vacuum cleaner. Her
much younger "catmates," Ty and Di, give her wide berth
because, her owners think, she considers them "silly."







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Contact lens



wearers at risk


Submitted to INI/Martha L. Sullivan
Veterans remembered
In recognition of Governor Jeb Bush's proclamation
establishing April as Florida Confederate Month, the Ft.
Myers United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter 2614
and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans of Ft. Myers
Chapter 1950 held memorial service April 15 to honor
those who defended the Confederate States of America in
the Civil War. They also celebrated the life of Brad Stanford
of St. James City, who died March 29 at the age of 95. He
was he last son of a Confederate veteran. Among those
members attending the ceremony were Louise Sullivan,
her daughter, Mary Ann Sullivan and granddaughter
Heather Tharpe, whose grandfather William Charles
Hawkins was honored. He served with the First Florida Cal-
vary from 1862 until he was paroled at the surrender in
Greensboro, North Carolina IN 1865. He was one of only 20
in his unit to survive after serving in all the major battles for
the duration of the war. Pictured are from left to right: Mary
Ann Sullivan Louise Sullivan and Heather Tharpe.


Should you be vaccinated

for the mumps again?


The mumps are back.
A childhood disease we thought
was just an unpleasant memory is
back in the news as cases of
mumps turn up in the Midwest.
I was among the last of my gen-
eration to have suffered through the
mumps. The vaccine was not yet
available when I entered school.
Mumps, as I remember it, came
with fever, nausea and difficulty
swallowing. I also remember hav-
ing the mumps on both sides of my
face. This not only accounted for
the difficulty swallowing, but also
made it difficult to talk.
I also recall that because I
caught mumps during the sum-
mer, I didn't even have the benefit
of missing school!
It is possible to have mumps on
only one side of your face, and if
you only have it on one side, it is
possible to have it again, on the
other side.
Recently in the news doctors
confirmed that it is possible to have
the mumps twice, making the
announcement as if this was a new
discovery. When I was a child, this
was common knowledge. We all
knew people who had the mumps
twice. So while it was more painful
- and miserable to have it on
both sides at the same time, at least
those who had the "double" ver-
sion knew they only had to suffer
through it once.
The new cases of mumps indi-
cate that vaccines might not be
completely effective, or perhaps
not effective in all people.. More
boosters might be needed to main-
tain protection.
Since most of the new cases are
among young adults, there is a the-
ory that an additional booster shot
should be given to college students.
College students apparently are
more at risk because they live in


A '"
Healthier -
Life 1 .


with Katrina Elsken

close quarters.
What does this mean to you?
Talk to your doctor. If you never
had the mumps, or if you only had
it on one side, your doctor might
recommend a booster shot.
Of course the immunization
shots themselves carry some risk.
Mumps can be more serious for
adults than for children. There is a
particular risk for adult men -
mumps can cause sterility. The eld-
erly and those persons whose
immunize systems are already
weakened, may also be more at risk.
Of course, the immunization
shots also carry some risks and
possible side effects. Talk to your
doctor about your own risk so you
can make an informed decision
based onyour own health history.
If mumps is back, will other
childhood diseases also return? I
also vividly recall surviving chicken
pox, "three day" measles, German
measles and whooping cough. I
hope my children will never have
to suffer through these illnesses
that we used to consider "normal"
childhood diseases."
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
Scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badlywith foods that might oth-
erwise be considered "healthy."


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Board of Optometry commends
the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) and the
Florida Department of Health for
their quick response and current
investigation into potential cases
of Fusarium Keratitis. Without
the proper eye drop treatment,
this eye disease can cause scar-
ring of the cornea and result in
permanent blurry vision or even
blindness.
The board strongly recom-
mends that consumers immedi-
ately discontinue use of Bausch
& Lomb Renu with Moisture Loc
solution until CDC's investiga-
tion is completed. The board
also strongly encourages anyone
who has used the solution and is
having eye problems to see an


eye professional immediately.
The board would like to
remind all contact lens wearers
to follow their eye doctors'
instructions on hygiene and
proper wear of their contact
lenses, and to follow these six
recommendations for clear and
safe contact lens wear:
Always wash your hands
before handling contact lenses.
Carefully and regularly
clean contact lenses.
Store lenses in a clean and
proper case, replacing the case
every three months.
Use only cleaning products
recommended by your eye pro-
fessional.
Never re-use old solution.
Replace contact lenses as
prescribed by your eye doctor.


By Barbara Oehlbeck
This is not a new book, yet it is
new to all those who have never
read it."The Last Cracker Barrel," by
Ernet Lyons, is the essence of
"country journalism", the real rea-
son, and maybe the only one, for
existing for thousands of small
newspapers across this country.
People, their births, parties, engage-
ments, weddings, hopes, accom-
plishments, victories, defeats, trou-
bles and deaths, are all important,
but as one editor said, the home
town paper is the only one' on earth
to whom these happenings are
important enough to print.
This small book is about the real
Florida, albeit an older Florida, and
a quieter style of life, when people
took time to notice the ways of fish
and flowers, birds and the river,
ponds and pastures, and especially
their fellow man. Ernest Lyons'
way among these mysteries is a
gentle, earthly path of plain-spoken
words that guides the reader to a
new understanding of the country-
side and people around him. The
older world of nature and small
towns and settlements can still be
seen by those who know how to
look for it.
About his book, a colleague
remarked: It is earthy, elemental,
and reminiscent of those informa-
tional, wide-ranging and mostly
inconsequential discussions which
went on in country stores when
America was a simpler land. Folks
would gather around the cracker
barrel to discuss the weather, gos-
sip, politics, whether Halley's
Comet was going to burn up the
atmosphere and mess up the crops
or what ought to be done about the
town idiot if anything, whether the
preacher was planning to run off
with the choir leader and when this
interesting diversion could be
expected to occur if at all. They
talked about whose dog could
whip everybody else's dogs, and
startling medical breakthroughs
like a gob of fresh-chewed tobacco
was guaranteed to cure a catfish
finning, and hanging a Bull
Durham sack of asafetida around
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the flue.
And some tall tales and out-
landish theories that originated
there were dismissed as "just
cracker barrel talk", but no less
enjoyable.
"Ernie" Lyons lived in Stuart
since 1915, and worked as a writer
and editor for 44 years. He and his
weekly editorial page writings have
won nearly every prize that Florida
can give for writing and conserva-
tion. In 1965 he was among the
winners of the National Edward
Meeman Contest for conservation


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and more information, call, write,
tax, or e-mail Barbara Oehlbeck,
25075 Grassy Run-Muse, LaBelle,
Fl.; Phone/fax: (863)675-2771; e-
mail: doco@strato.net.


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