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Creation Date: May 11, 2006
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Girl Scouts
host blood drive
Local Girl Scout Troops are
sponsoring a Blood Drive on
May 27, at Community United
Methodist Church in Belle
Glade (401 SW 1st St), from
10a.m. to3p.m.
All donors receive a free T-
shirt, free mini physical, iron
and cholesterol screening,
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-
lion \ workshop lill be present-
ed in English and Spanish at
Cenlto Campesino on Satur-
day Ma\ 13, from 10 a m o .3
p.m. Lunch will be provided.
Those interested in attending
must register in advance by
calling i561)996-3988. This
workshopp is for adults only.
No children will be allowed.

Gospel concert
planned
Come out and get your
blessings, come out and get
your soul lifted with some
good old gospel singing on Sat-
urday, May 20 at 6 p m. at Mt.
Calvary First Baptist Church in
South Bay with Reverend Roo-
sevell Cooper. For more infor-
mation contact Sister L6retta
SSandifordat (561'1992-8512.

Adult Role
A Models needed
S Are you interested in becom-
ing an Adult Role Model?
The Glades Community
Development Corporation
S(GCDC) in collaboration with
SPlanned Parenthood of Palm
S Beach and the Treasure Coast
are recruiting parents for the
; Adult Role Models (ARMs) pro-
gram. Through the ARMs pro-
gram, parents are trained to
Conduct workshops for other
parents on how to talk to their
Children about sexuality. Parents
participating in the program will
be paid a stipend for completing
the ARMs training and for each
.w workshop that they conduct
there after.They are looking for
parents who live in the Belle
Glade, South Bay or Pahokee
areas Fathers and bilingual
applicants are strongly encour-
aged to apply. If you have any
questions or need further infor-
mation, please feel free to con-
tact Roselyne Flor\il or Autrie
I Moore-Williams at the Glades
Community Development Cor-
poration 1561) 992-9500. Come
learn how to help your commu-
nity and its youth! Thursday,
SMay 18,2006, Pioneer Terrace-
200 Dorothy Vilford Circle-
Belle Glade, 6 to 8 p.m. Refresh-
ments will be served.


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Obituaries .......... .2
Opinion ............ .4
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Two die in U.S. 27 crashes


Smoke and
fog blamed

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

SOUTH BAY Two fatalities
were reported Monday in one of
the busiest traffic mornings in
recent memory in the Glades.
Dense fog and smoke clouded
visibility along busy U.S. 27, the
conditions directly responsible
for the deadly accidents.


Traffic was shut down for
hours on State Road 80 and U.S.
27 while emergency workers
tried feverishly to rescue the
occupants .in the vehicles
involved in the accidents.
Four wrecks were called in,
with the Florida Highway Patrol
and the Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office responding through-
out the morning.
Patrol officials say motorists
were calling in to report the zero-
visibility conditions, moments
before the first crash report came


in. Officials said almost none of
the cars on the highway were
traveling at the speed limit
because of the fog and the
smoke that had crept to the area
from brush fires near Broward.
Some cars, however, were travel-
ing at higher speeds than others.
The first report came shortly
before 8 a.m., about three miles
south of South Bay, after a tanker
truck struck the rear of a small-
sized vehicle described as a Geo
or Metro. Officials say the driver
of the car, a Hispanic female, had


come to a near stop when the
truck hit it from behind. "The
tanker driver did not identify the
car until it was on top of her,"
said Lt. Tim Frith with the Florida
Highway Patrol. The woman
died at the scene.
The second of the fatal wrecks
happened just a few hundred
yards from the site of the first. A
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District SUV had prepared
to stop because of the fog, and
had engaged its emergency lights
when a tractor trailer struck it.


Righting wrongs: Kids involved in panel discussion


.'-. "'. '" ... INI 'Jose Zaragoza
Adults and kids took part in a panel discussiOn at Pahokee Middle/Senior High School
about the broader use of slang words in everyday speech.


Local students discuss "N" Word


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE How often do
you use the "N" word? Some-
times, very frequently, some
students in Pahokee said during
a panel discussion at Pahokee
Middle Senior High School.
As concepts over what is
socially acceptable and w\hat is
not continue to be studied by
society in general, a growing
segment of Amrerica's youth are
identifying themselves with
\vords that normally would be
considered insults b\ anyone
else, but to them are terms of a
social norm.
One of the words recently
scrutinized by local teens in
Pahokee is the n word a
word rooted deep in one of the
country's darkest periods, a
word that has slowly become a
commonly used term among
some African-Americans today.
"I think we as adults, we


have to raise those tough issues
with our kids," said Inger
Cheves, one of the organizers of
the panel discussion. "They did
not know the history oi the
\word because they had 'urban-
ized' it." According to hei, many
of the students exposed to the
origin of the word have since
decided to stop using it
The unique study \\as the
result of a partnership between
Toward a More Perfect Union,
the Center for Art and Media Lit-
eracy, the Pahokee
Middle Senior High Beacon
Center and the HEART Project.
The agencies reached out to
students in Pahokee, West Palm
Beach and Riviera Beach to
engage them in a thoughtful dis-
cussion about the issues they
face in their daily lives.
Students put aside four-hour
sessions of work once a week
for eight weeks and put their tal-
ent and energy to good use by


producing a number of public
service announce merits tack
ling tough issues such as HIV
and violence .
The short scenes were pro-
duced entirely b\ the students
themselves, who relied on
\Villiam King of the Center for
Art and Media Literacy only for
technical input According to
him, he contributed perhaps
about five percent to the overall
creative product.
"These are very talented
kids," Mr. King said last Thurs-
day. Through the program,
"They realize who they are,
\ here the\ 're coring from and
\\here they're going"
On May 4. the students
debuted their work. They also
had a discussion about lhe actu-
al meaning of the \w\:rd after
watching a short documentary
written for kids, b\ kids.
See Words- Page 12


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

SOUTH BAY City officials
here rejected a motion to
reconsider a previous decision
to award a 100-acre parcel of
land at the park of commerce
to Milani, a developer that is
interested in developing a mix
of residential and commercial
property at the site.
Mounting pressure from
one of the companies who was
.not awarded the bid and
subsequently filed a protest
against the city did not con-
\ince a majority of the commis-
sioners to go back on their
prior agreement.
Structural Systems claimed


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Police
arrested a man accused of car-
rying tens of thousands of dol-
lars in illegal narcotics recently.
In a broader sense, police
officials are not happy with
what they are seeing: what
could possibly be the begin-
ning of a much bigger scale of
heroin sales in the area.
According to Sgt. Detective
Calipto Gonzalez, police in the
area are farniliar with the regu-


The driver of the SUV, longtime
district employee Harold Camp-
bell, 55, of Port St. Lucie, was
killed in the wreck.
While the fog remains a fre-
quent occurrence in the area, the
smoke from nearby brush fires
seemed to have exacerbated the
problem.
According to Lt. Frith, an acci-
dent involving a PalmTran bus
carrying 34 passengers was
See Crashes Page 12


that the city did not do enough
to help it purchase property at
the park of commerce. After
advertising a request for bids,
the city voted to begin negotia-
lions with Milani for the proper-
ty, which essentially\ put Struc-
tural Systems out of business,
representatives \ith the com-
pany argued.
Over the course of the com-
pany's existence in South Bay,
the city and the company failed
to come to terms with Structur-
al's plans to purchase land at
the site. Company officials said
the city ignored their requests
for the sale of the land; while
See Ciy Page 12


By Jose Jesus Zargoza
. SOUTH BAY The Pahokee
city commission entered into
an agreement with Sanchez
Brothers for the sale of land in
the South Bay Park of Com-
merce.
The deal brings several
years of planning and commu-
nication between the cit\ and
Sanchez Brothers and officials
now look forward to seeing the
property flourish in the hands
of the company.
According to back up mate-
rial provided to commissioners
at last week's city meeting,
Sanchez Brothers has been
interested acquiring the prop-
erty for some time now.
In 1998, the company asked
to purchase approximately 12
acres in the park of commerce
to expand their operations and
wrote to the city officially
requesting the land at $8,000
an acre, for a total of $95,776.


Because of issues with the
Slate Department ol Environ-
mental Protection, South Bay
w\as unable to sell the land to
the company
After working on the issue
trom 1998 through 200-4, the
city was finally given the go-
ahead to begin the land sale
process with Sanchez Broth-
ers.
Sanchez Brothers operates
South Bay Pallets, a local com-
pany that specializes in provid-
ing pallets to agricultural com-
panies in the area.
The company has made
South Bay and the surrounding
areas its home since the 1990s
and has steadily grown
through the years. In the past,
Jorge Sanchez has cited his
company's commitment to
quality as being one of the
major factors driving its
growth.
See Property Page 12


Suomittne to I e sun
Wellness Week
Gove Elementary School students, teachers, staff, parents and other community
members recently completed Wellness Week. The week included a health fair and a
Walk to School Day. For more on Wellness Week, see page 9.


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Thursday, May 11, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Goodlet honored by Medical Society newszapcom
Conan/nity Links. ndidu Voices


The Palm Beach County Med-
ical Society has recognized C. David
Goodlett as the Volunteer Hero in
Medicine for
2006. The
award was pre-
sented on Fri-
day, April 28. ..
Mr. Goodlett
was recognized
for his dedica-
tion and com-
mitment to the
advancement of health care in
Palm Beach County. During the
award presentation, numerous
projects were highlighted where
Mr. Goodlett has contributed to the
improvement of health care in the
Glades region.
Mr. Goodlett has served on the
Board of the Health Care District of
Palm Beach County since he was
appointed by Governor Jeb Bush in
2000. In 2004, Governor Jeb Bush
appointed Mr. Goodlett for a sec-
ond term. During Mr. Goodlett's
tenure on the Health Care District
Board he served for three years as
Vice Chairman before becoming
Chairman in May 2005. Mr.
Goodlett works as the Vice Presi-
dent of Governmental and Com-
munity Relations for the Sugar
Cane Growers Cooperative of Flori-
da.
"I have been fortunate to serve
with David on the Health Care Dis-
trict Board during an exciting time
when the District has been able to
advance a number of initiatives to
benefit the residents of the Glades,"
says Dr. Effie C. Grear, Health Care
District Board Commissioner and


Glades General Hospital Board
Member. "David is thoughtful and
works to reduce the health dispari-
ties that exist in the Glades."
Under Mr. Goodlett's leader-
ship, the Health Care District creat-
ed a Western County Health Advi-
sory Committee to assist with
defining health needs in the Glades
area. Through a series of public
forums and a competitive grant
process, the District awarded 22
grants to area agencies. Grant
recipients included Alzheimer's
Community Care, American Lung
Association, Belle Glade Fire Res-
cue, Belle Glade Public Safety, Boys
and Girls Club, C. L. Brumback
Health Center, Glades Area Associ-
ation for Retarded Citizens, Glades
General Hospital, Glades- Health
Initiative, Healthy Solutions
Resource Center, New Hope Chari-
ties, NOAH Development Corp.,
Pahokee Fire Rescue, and Sickle
Cell Foundation.
"The District's assistance to
commit funds necessary to com-
plete our Alzheimer's Community
Care Facility in Pahokee was very
much appreciated, says Mary
Barnes, Alzheimer's Community
Care President and CEO. "David
coordinated not only with the
Health Care District but other local
foundations to provide funding.
David is a caring individual who
places the health needs of Palm
Beach County residents as a top
priority. We are deeply appreciative
and our sincerest heartfelt thanks."
In' 2003 when the District
became concerned with the cur-
rent operator of Glades General


Hospital and their unfulfilled obli-
gations in the community, Mr.
Goodlett served as the Board's liai-
son with Province Healthcare Cor-
poration. Ultimately, a separation
was necessary in order to advance
health care in the Glades. In May
2004, Glades General Hospital
became a public hospital owned
and operated by the Health Care
District.
The transition of Glades General
Hospital required substantial
investment in working capital,
equipment and physician recruit-
ment. Over the last two years, the
facility has undergone numerous
improvements. One of the first pri-
orities was to upgrade the hospi-
tal's 6,400 square foot emergency
room. Doctors and nurses now
document medical records by uti-
lizing below-the-counter computer
screens which ensure patient confi-
dentiality. A "Fast Track" program
also allows patients to move more
quickly through the ER by enabling
physicians to concentrate on more
critically ill or injured patients while
less critical patients are treated by a
physician assistant or a nurse prac-
titioner. Glades General Hospital
also features a team of highly-cre-
dentialed physicians known as hos-
pitalists. They are providing quality
on-site care 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. These physicians
work closely with a patient's pri-
mary care doctor to coordinate that
patient's care.
The Health Care District has pur-
chased state-of-the-art equipment
for the hospital including a 16-slice
CT scanner, ventilators, an ultra-


Obituaries


Clayton Dean MeKinney
Clayton Dean (Mac) McKinney,
age 80, died May 2, 2006 at his resi-
dence in Lakeport, Fla. He was
born on August 27,1925 in Mt. Ver-
non, I11. and had been a resident of
Lakeport, for the past five years. He
was a member of the VFW and
enjoyed fishing.
Clayton was a loving husband
and devoted brother. He worked
hard, but took time to play and
enjoy life. His heart was huge and
generous.
He is survived by his wife of 20
years, Evelyn G. McKinney of Lake-
port; and his brother, Donald R.
(Iva) McKinney, also of Lakeport.
The family has decided not to
have visitation or services at this


time.
In lieu of flowers, Clayton's fam-
ily would prefer donations be
made to the Hope Hospice organi-
zation.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Katheryn Theresa
Strickland
Katheryn Theresa Strickland,
75, of Clewiston did on May 1,
2006.
She was born on Jan. 12, 1935
in Rochelle, Illinois, daughter of
George and Nina Manning.
Survivors include her husband,
Lester C. Strickland of Clewiston,


son David Manning of Illinois, sis-
ters Doreen of Wisconsin and Betty
White of Illinois and two grandchil-
dren. Services for Mrs. Strickland
were held on Thursday May4, 2006
at the Akin- Davis Funeral Home in
Clewiston.
Renee EWainz
Renee P. Wainz, 79, of Belle
Glade passed away April 20, 2006.
She was born of Belgium descent
and dedicated their life to helping
others by working at the Pahokee
Hospital for over twenty-five years.
Renee is survived by her loving
family, daughter Betty Bernnett of
Belle Glade, son John (Maria)
Wainz of Belle Glade, grandson
Richard (Linsey) Bennett of Bow-


ing Green, granddaughter Nicole
(Rafael) Romero of Honolulu,
Hawaii, grandson Shawn Wainz of
Belle Glade, granddaughter Geno-
va (Ernesto) Canales of Pahokee,
great-grandson, Keagan Romero of
Honolulu, Hawaii, great-grand-
daughter, Gabriella Garcia of Paho-
kee, along with her best friend and
companion (Dog) Peewee, in addi-
tion to a large extended family
from Belguim and many, many
friends and loved ones.,
The family has entrusted the
care of their loved one to Dorsey E.
Earl Smith Memory Gardens Funer-
al Home in Lake Worth. In leiu of
flowers, donations may be made
on behalf of Renee P. Wainz to
Hospice of Palm Beach County.


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toring system, an electronic med-
ication administration record sys-
tem (EMAR), an electronic
medication dispensing and charg-
ing system and a centralized sched-
uling system that gives physicians'
offices a one-call system for sched-
uling radiology, surgery respiratory
and lab services. In addition, the
radiology picture archiving com-
munication system, called PAC, has
been upgraded to allow doctors to
review all radiology procedures in
real time from their offices or
homes. The hospital has also added
ProMed, an electronic physician
and nursing ordering system to dis-
pense and track pharmaceuticals.
While Glades General Hospital
continues to serve the public utiliz-
ing the latest in technology, it is
showing its age. The hospital,
which was first built in 1944, is
deteriorating. Last season's hurri-
canes hit the community very hard
and the hospital was no exception.
In February, the Health Care Dis-
trict unanimously approved plans
for a new regional hospital in the
Glades. The proposed hospital will
feature the latest medical technolo-
gy and 60 private rooms with a
capacity for 70 beds. The facility is
seen by the Health Care District,
community leaders and medical
professionals as a means of provid-
ing more progressive and integrat-
ed health care in Western Palm
Beach County. The centrally locat-
ed campus proposed near State
SRoad 80 and U.S. 441 would pro-
vide more comprehensive cover-
age in the region..


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Volunteers to help rebuild wetland'

LAKE OKEECHOBEE The with the City of Belle Glade to vation and restoration to as many shoes, sunscreen and a hat. This
Arthur R. Marshall Foundation is restore the forest and help create a people as possible through com- event is a great way for schools, nwz o
s ieekin volunteers to help plant nature center on Torry Island. Vol- prehensive public outreach pro- churches and scout groups to get Community Links. Individual Voices.. M


trees on Saturday, May 13 on Torry
Island in Belle Glade.
The volunteers will help restore
a pond apple forest that once exist-
ed on the 700-acre island at the
southern tip of Lake Okeechobee.
At one time, these native Florida
trees made up a swamp-like wet-
land that helped filter water and
provide homes to fish, reptiles and
birds. The area was an important
part of the Everglades ecosystem.
Now, the non-profit Arthur R.
Marshall Foundation is working


unteers who take part in the proj-
ect will be contributing to the his-
tory of one of Palm Beach
County's most unique areas. This
is a wonderful opportunity for fun
and exercise for the whole family!
Founded in 1998, the Marshall
Foundation has three goals; restor-
ing original plant life and water
flow patterns to the greater Ever-
glades ecosystem, educating
young people and the public
about Everglades ecology, and
delivering the message of preser-


grams. In recent years, the Mar-
shall Foundation has planted over
71,000 native Florida trees in wet-
land areas, awarded over $250,000
in scholarships and internships,
and involved more than 4,000 vol-
unteers in hands-on restoration
projects.
The tree-planting event will
take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. on May 13. Water, gloves,
equipment and lunch will be pro-
vided. Participants are encouraged
to wear long pants, closed-toe


volunteer hours!
Those wishing to take part are
asked to RSVP to 561-805-8733 or
PlantCypress@aol.com.
Directions: Take Southern Blvd
west for approximately 40 miles,
turn left onto N. Main Street (also
called FL 80 W), turn right onto
West Canal Street, stay on that
road, you will pass the Belle Glade
Municipal Golf Course on your
right. Go over the bridge to Torry
Island. The picnic pavilion will be
on your right. Park there.


New Hospital Foundation established


CLEWISTON Hendry Region-
al Medical Center has recently
established a new Foundation
Board, comprised of 16 men and
women who are community lead-
ers and who will bring diversified
talents, interests, and strengths to
the program.
The board is made up of: Carl
Berner, Tom Conner, Miller Couse,
Dr. James Forbes, Christine How-
ell, Sylvester Humphrey, Wendell
Johnson, Karl Larsen, Melisa Mar-
tinez, Tommy Perry, Morris
Ridgdill, Chris Shupe, Dr. Martha
Valiant, Sassy Whitehead, Sandy


Woodall, Chairman Robbie Castel-
lanos and Executive Director Glen-
da Wilson.
This Board of Directors will
identify special needs of the hospi-
tal, and with the assistance of local
philanthropists, will provide sup-
port in raising funds to assist the
hospital in various projects that
would directly impact the quality
of patient care. To promote public
awareness, they will keep the
community informed of the Foun-
dation's progress and advise them
of new services, programs, educa-
tional opportunities, and future


goals of the hospital.
Enhancing community health
is a main objective of the Founda-
tion. The board members have
made a commitment to identify
and recruit supporters of HRMC
and will solicit and encourage con-
tributions from these supporters
through various fund-raising activi-
ties throughout the year. They have
already started their first project a
Remembrance Giving Program,
where a gift to the Foundation can
be used to remember or memori-
alize a friend or family member
after death or honor them on spe-


cial occasions during their lifetime.
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enhance the legacy of individuals
at Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter.
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Regional Medical Center wants to
make our community a healthier
place to live. Hendry County lead-
ers have recognized that the hospi-
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our community the Foundation
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one an opportunity to participate
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Edited by MaryAnn Morris

From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers of
Florida was privileged to have on
staff a superb writer and historian,
Twila Valentine. Mrs. Valentine
wrote much about the history of
the people and places around Lake
Okeechobee and about the lake
itself. Together with Okeechobee's
Betty Williamson, president of the
Okeechobee Historical Society, she
co-authored a book, nowin its sec-
ond printing, "Strolling down
Country Roads in Okeechobee."
The following stozy comes from
an interview Mrs. Valentine con-
ducted with Ossie Raulerson. Ossie
said he was born in Ft. Drum in
1906, but later his family moved to
Okeechobee where his uncle,
Lewis Raulerson had the first store
in town and the first car, according
to Ossie.
"I' uncle had a Model T deli -
ery truck with a flat top.on it and it
had all these button things on it
and it has glass roll up on it for
when it rained.
"One day, we went down to the
lake. There was Mother and her sis-
ter, (Faith Raulerson Meserve,
Lewis Meserve's wife) and another
sister and we went to the lake to
take a swim. At that time, there was
a beautiful sand bottom and you
could go a long ways out there and
bathe.
"The road that went down by
the beach was just wagon road. My
cousin Hiram, the oldest one of the
boys, he was driving this delivery
truck and there was 11 of us kids in
there and behind that his mother
was driving a Model T car. She had
two of the younger kids in there.
We got down there and he was
showing off and driving too fast
and a dog run out there in front to
miss the dog. His wheels got
jammed in the old ruts in there and
he turned over. I was riding on the
running board on the left-hand
side and that's the way the thing
turned over on its left side. I was
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one of those buttons they used to
fasten the top on struck me and
broke three ribs. I had a wide
shape up there and one of them
cut through the skin of my throat. It
almost cut my throat all the way
through.
"They brought me home,
unconscious, laid in a horse drawn
wagon. I guess for a couple of
weeks off and on, I couldn't
breathe, Just gasp. Our doctor was
Dr. Anna, but we couldn't get her
that night. She was over to a little
place at a restaurant that they had
over there that had caught.on fire
and she was over there helping
fight the fire. We had another doc-


tor, named Tolson and they.had to
get him. He took a little piece of
adhesive tape and where the gash
had split me open, put the tape on
it.
"But I wasn't getting any better
and Doc Anna wouldn't come as
long as Dr. Tolson was there. So the
third day, when he come my moth-
er told him we wouldn't need him
any more and they got Dr. Anna.
"That was during World War I
and her son Dick was home on fur-
lough. So she came in there and
she put a piece of plaster, adhesive
all around me and she cut holes in
it. We didn't have a piece of string
to pull it together and her son was
there. They leggings with strings
that wrapped around in the army
in World War I, so he took one of
those strings off his boot and
strapped meup and pulled it pretty
tight on there.
"A few minutes after that, I was
breathing normal again. There's a
lot of talk
they tell about Dr. Anna. She
was a wonderful person. I have
many memories of her. I was
always sick.


'When I was 5, we moved to
the house in Old Dixie. I had the
whooping cough and then I got the
measles. Back in those times, if
measles didn't break out on you,
they'd kill you. Of course, my
mother was about as near as a doc-
tor as there was without being a
doctor. We didn't even have patent
drugs (over the counter) back in
those days, so she used to go out in
the woods and pick weeds. Back in
those days they called it tennerole. I
haven't seen any of it in years, but it
was a bush about so high and it
had a purple bloom. She would
take that and strip those leaves off
that and put it in a pot and boil it.
"Back in those days, we didn't have
sugar, so she would put home-
made syrup in there and she'd
make.me drink that just as hotas.....
could stand it. I drank enough of
that stuff to float a boat, I reckon.
We used to have the Sears cata-
logue and Montgomery Ward's;
everybody got them. Finally she
ordered some tea ginger tea and
that took the place of it."


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Water conservation important in dry season


A below-average dry season
has continued the trend in the
final stretch, recording no rainfall
throughout the 16-county District
so far in May. Even though the last
wet season produced a surplus of
nearly 9 inches, the lack of rainfall
since November has erased any
surplus and is causing concerns
about groundwater levels. So far,
rainfall from November to present
is documented as the 13th driest
in the last 75 years.
Although District meteorolo-
gists are forecasting the onset of
wet season rain patterns in the
near future, residents and busi-
nesses are being asked to reduce
water use.
The greatest culprit for individ-


uals? Watering your lawn. More
than 50 percent of the water we
use goes for irrigation purposes
such as lawns and landscaping.
The District asks residents to
put these water-saving tips into
action:
Be sure your irrigation sys-
tem operates properly. Repair
faulty sprinkler heads, adjust
spray patterns, inspect for leaks,
etc...
Water only when
necessary such as the lawn is
showing signs of wilt. Be sure to
thoroughly water each
time. Thorough watering pro-
motes deep root growth and pro-
vides drought resistance.
Calibrate your sprinkler sys-


tem to perform at optimum lev-
els; otherwise, you could have a
lawn that's overwatered in some
sections and parched in others.
Avoid heavy fertilization,
which requires more frequent
watering during hot months to
stave off burning.
Water only during evening or
very early morning hours, as
water is wasted to heat and evap-
oration during peak daylight
hours. Many municipalities pro-
hibit watering between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Be sure to check the
regulations in your community.
When the seasonal rains
begin, be sure to cut back on your
watering schedule and make sure
to turn your sprinklers off just


before, during and/or after
a healthy rainfall!
Take care not to "scalp" the
lawn when mowing. Cutting
more than 1/3 of the grass blade's
length will cause lawn stress and
require more watering.
Total rainfall for the dry sea-
son, which began Nov. 2, is 15.68
inches District-wide (see data
below) 8.79 inches less than
normal. Based on historical aver-
ages, the rainy season usually
begins at the end of May.
"It's always the driest right
before the rainy season kicks in,"
said District Meteorologist Eric
Swartz. "But hold tight and do
your part to conserve water. Rain
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School News In Brief


Summer PreK
programs consolidated
The School District is consoli-
dating Summer Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK) sites due
to low enrollment and budget
constraints. Enrollments for the
free summer program have been
low around the State and Palm
Beach County is no exception.
Even with the consolidations,
the District will continue to offer
Summer VPK in elementary
school sites geographically
located around the county.
Schools that will offer Sum-
mer VPK are: Calusa Elemen-
tary, CO Taylor/Kirklane Elemen-
tary, Delray Full Service Center,
Diamond View Elementary
(full), Equestrian Trails Elemen-
tary (full), Grove Park Elemen-
tary, Jupiter Elementary, Paho-
kee Elementary, Royal Palm
Beach Elementary, Starlight
Cove Elementary, West Riviera
Elementary, and Wynnebrook
Elementary.
Summer VPK will be offered
from June 6, 2006 through
August 4, 2006 from
8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Breakfast,
lunch and a snack will be provid-
ed. Enrollment is a two-step
process. Parents must. first
obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligi-
bility from the Early Learning
Coalition and then take that cer-
tificate to their school of choice
and register. All children who
will turn 5 on or before Septem-
ber 1, 2006, will be entering
kindergarten in the fall and did
not attend VPK during the school
year are eligible for Summer
VPK.
Voluntary Prekindergarten is
a free prekindergarten program
created through a constitutional
amendment passed in 2002 and
implementing legislation passed
in 2005. To obtain a VPK Certifi-
cate of Eligibility, parents should
meet with a representative of
Family Central, Inc. and present
proof a their child's birth and
Florida residency. Family Central
is holding round-ups around the
county in addition to issuing cer-
tificates at their office. For infor-
mation on obtaining a VPK Cer-
tificate of Eligibility, call (561)
514-3300 or visit Family Central's
website at
www.familycentral.org After
obtaining a VPK Certificate, par-
ents may then go to their school
of choice and register. Registra-
tion at a school site requires a
birth certificate, immunization
records, and a health exam
form. For information about
school sites, call the District's
VPK Hotline at (561) 432-6377 or


visit the website at www.palm-
beachschools,org/prek.htms

Glades Mathematics
and Science Showcase
The Glades Mathematics and
Science Showcase will be held
on Thursday, May 11 in the Paho-
kee Elementary School cafeteria
The showcase will display the
talents of our local community.
Students and teachers wll be
engaged in hands on activities,
singing, dancing, and integrating
reading into mathematics and
science. All elementary 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!

Mentor Center
program
Local schools are currently
recruiting mentors for our chil-
dren in the after-school pro-
gram. Lend a hand, become a
mentor. Just two hours week, a
one-year commitment. Center
Director: Tina McNutt; Program
Coordinator: Cynthia McMillan,
Mentor Center at Pahokee Ele-
mentary School, 560 East Main
Street, Pahokee (561) 924-6544
or (561) 924-2070.

Children of promise
Christians reaching out to
society introduces their new
C.O.P. program, Children of
Promise, to provide mentors for
children having a parent in the
prison system. Both children and
mentors are needed for the pro-
gram. Please call Lee Washing-
ton to refer a child needing a
mentor or a volunteer to be a
mentor at (561) 602-6146
(Glades area). Background
screening and training are
required.

CMHSP looking
for volunteers
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is looking for
volunteers. If you can donate a
few hours of your time, the per-
fect opportunity might exist for
you. Opportunities to serve are
endless and include office sup-
port, kitchen assistance, class-
room assistance and much
more. Volunteers are needed
Mon-Fri from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Please call Erica at (561) 996-
2232 for more information on
how to be a part of this excellent
and meaningful experience.


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Guest Commentary



Prepare now for hurricane season


By Scott R. Morris
Director, Florida
Long-Term Recovery
Federal Emergency
Management Agency
Last year, our nation experi-
enced one of the most destructive
hurricane seasons ever as hurri-
canes ripped through the Gulf
Coast states, forcing the evacuation
of millions, and leaving thousands
without power, many without
homes, and causing billions upon
billions of dollars in damage. Flori-
da was no exception. In fact, the
effect of the 2005 storms was great-
ly magnified as Floridians still work
to recover from the devastation of
the 2004 hurricane season.
The serious level of destruction
from the 2004 and 2005 storms is a
clear signal for all of us to take


action to prepare for the quickly
approaching 2006 hurricane sea-
son. No matter where in this great
state you may reside be it the
Keys, the Panhandle, the First Coast
or Central Florida-" all those who
live, work and play in the Sunshine
State must understand that each
one of us has a stake in our respec-
tive communities and must
assume our individual responsibili-
ty to prepare for disaster.
I urge everyone to take the ini-
tiative now. Prepare yourself and
your family for the next hurricane.
It could be just around the corner.
Practice the three steps of disaster
preparedness make a plan,
make a kit and get informed.
Make an emergency plan so
you know exactly what steps to
take if you need to evacuate:
where to go, what to do with pets
and how to meet up with family


members if you need to leave
quickly. Every home should have
a disaster supply kit with a battery-
powered radio, new batteries,
enough food and water to supply
your family for 72 hours, and any
necessary medications. (The Web
sites www.Ready.gov and
www.FloridaDisaster.org are
wonderful sources of information
for disaster planning and prepar-
ing your supply kit.)
It is also vital to stay informed
during a storm. Listen to the radio
or TV newscasts before and dur-
ing an evacuation and follow
reports on the weather conditions
in your area. In the coming weeks,
look for further information and
reminders regarding all aspects of
hurricane and disaster prepared-
ness from FEMA, state and local
disaster officials.
As individuals do their part to


prepare for the upcoming hurri-
cane season, FEMA is also doing its
part by hitting the Florida roads.
Disaster recovery program man-
agers from FEMA's Long-term
Recovery Office in Florida are cur-
rently crisscrossing the state, meet-
ing with local officials in all 67 Flori-
da counties, answering questions
and strengthening the relationships
that will facilitate a speedier recov-
ery from future disasters in Florida.
I cannot overemphasize the
incredible importance of preparing
now. The precautions you take
today may save your life tomorrow:
Careful preparation can also possi-
bly save the lives of others, such as
first responders. Please take time to
prepare yourself and your family
today. It is your civic duty and
responsibility as a resident of the
great state of Florida.


Hispanic Teachers nominated for award


The 2006 Hispanic Teacher of
the Year Award (HTOY), given by
the Hispanic Human Resources
Council, Inc. (HHRC) in partner-
ship with the School District, recog-
nizes the efforts that classroom
teachers of Hispanic descent make
to benefit the students they serve.
The finalists for this year's
award include: Elizabeth Gonza-
lez-Phillips of
Forest Hill High School; Marlyn
F. Henriquez, Ph.D.of Suncoast
High School; Edwin A. Morales of
Boca Raton Community High
School; Aleida Trinidad of Palm
Beach Central High School; and
Gayle Solis-Zavala, of Gove Ele-
mentary School.
Ms. Zavala is a special educa-
tion teacher.
Born into a Mexican American
home, it was her parent's desire
that their two children would pur-


sue a good education and grow up
learning to respect their culture
and the cultures of others. Her
mother worked
in the fields and
her father grew
up in a large
family and
learned the h
need to work
early in life. Her
mother was an
avid reader and
encouraged the Gayle
importance of Solis-Zavala
literacy in the
home. Her father was a natural
born artist and filled their home
with beautiful paintings and color-
ful projects, which instilled great
creativity in her daughter.
Her relationship with her
severely hearing impaired uncle
led to her involvement in educa-


tion, as she found ways to commu-
nicate with him through gestures
and a mixture of English and Span-
ish. "Every time I visited my
abuela's (grandmother) home
where Uncle Jos6 lived, I was
intrigued in finding ways to com-
municate with him and discover
what a kind and gentle person he
was despite his handicap.", said
Ms. Zavala.
Ms. Zavala believes that being a
teacher is about bringing out the
best in each child. Teaching is
about creating the best environ-
ment in order to fulfill that vision.
For her students with cognitive
impairments, she advocates con-
ducting instruction within the natu-

ral context of functional activities
such as gardening, recycling or
other prevocational projects. "I
have seen my students make
remarkable gains. This not only


prepares them for future commu-
nity based roles, it also enlightens
the non-disabled population of the
achievement of students who are
mentally and physically chal-
lenged", added Ms: Zavala.
The name of the final winner
will be revealed during the HTOY
Awards Luncheon to be held
Thursday, May 18, 2006 at the
Uruguayan Cultural Association
facilities from 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 pm.
Following lunch, the five finalists
will be introduced. Immediately
afterwards the winner of the
Fourth Annual Hispanic Teacher of
the Year Award will be announced.
The Uruguayan Cultural Associa-
tion is located in Lake Worth, at the
intersection of Florida Mango and
10th Avenue North (Waterside.
Plaza). The address is 2425 10th
Avenue North.


Question: Dear Doc Savvy. I
have a 6-year-old English Bulldog
named Kara. With much assis-
tance, she has had four liters of
puppies. She had her last liter two
weeks ago, but this time, she has a
problem. One of her breasts is very
swollen and painful, and now she
will not let the puppies nurse from
her. Was she too old to breed? Is
this a problem I have to take her to
the vet for?
Thanks, Josie in West Palm
Beach.

Answer: Hello Josie. The prob-
lem you are seeing with Kara's
breast probably has nothing to do
with age. However, I usually advise
my clients, "If you want to breed
your pet, do so between ages 2 and
4. After that, have them spayed."
Most likely Kara is experiencing a
problem called mastitis. Mastitis is
a painful swelling, infection and
inflammation of the breast com-
monly seen during nursing. When
a female is nursing, the teat canal
opens up a bit to allow for regular
flow of milk while the puppies


suckle. This makes the teat canal
more susceptible to bacterial inva-
sion. If this does occur, then the
breast becomes hard, swollen,
infected and painful. The mother
then will prevent the pup from
nursing for at least two reasons:
Because the milk may have infec-
tion in it, and it hurts her.-As serious
as this is, it is treatable with imme-
diate care. I strongly recommend
you take Kara to your veterinarian
ASAP. Treatment usually includes
antibiotics, warm compresses and
pain medications. Sometimes hos-
pitalization, and IV therapy is
required. During this time, nursing
is not advisable, as the medications
to treat the mother may be passed
in the milk. Also the milk probably
contains infection, and the action
of suckling may be too painful.
With prompt attention all is usually
resolved.
Hope that helps Josie, Doc
Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavy@aol.com, and check
outyour answers weekly in The Pet
Comer.


Doc Savvy


Power outages cause food safety concerns


What's in your freezer? With
hurricane season rapidly
approaching, many Floridians
have started cutting back on pur-
chase of frozen foods, in order to
"use up" what is already in the
freezer before a hurricane heads
theirway.
The hurricanes of 2004 and
2005 meant thousands of people
found out what it was like to live
without electricity. Many home-
owners, fearing the predictions
that we will have to weather more
storms in near future, invested in
home generators. However, recent
gasoline price hikes have some
folks wondering if they can afford
to run a generator.
A medium-size generator,
which would be powerful enough
to run a freezer and some other
household appliances (but not an
air conditioner) takes about a gal-
''lon of gasoline an hour to operate.
With gas near $3 a gallon, that
makes the electricity produced
expensive. The homeowner then
has to consider if the food in the
freezer is worth running the gener-
ator.
If the power is only off for a
short time 24 hours or less a full
unopened freezer may keep food
at a safe temperature even with a
generator. If the freezer is not com-
pletely full, it will not stay cold as
long.
The USDA offers the following
tips for keeping food at safe tem-
peratures following a power out-
age:
During a power outage
NEVER open the freezer door.
Always keep frozen food at or
below 0 oF. This may be difficult
when the power is out.
Keep the refrigerator and
freezer doors closed as much as
possible to maintain the cold tem-
perature. The refrigerator will keep


food safely cold for about 4 hours
if it is unopened. A full freezer will
hold the temperature for approxi-
mately 48 hours (24 hours if it is
half full) if the door remains
closed. Obtain dry or block ice to
keep your refrigerator as cold as
possible if the power is going to be
out for a prolonged period of time.
Fifty pounds of dry ice should hold
an 18-cubic foot full freezer for 2
days. Plan ahead and know where
dry ice and block ice can be pur-
chased.
Be prepared for an emer-
gency by having items on hand
that don't require refrigeration and
can be eaten cold or-heated on the
outdoor grill. Shelf-stable food,
boxed or canned milk, water, and
canned goods should be part of a
planned emergency food supply.
Make sure you have ready-to-use
baby formula for infants and pet
food. Remember to use these
items and replace them from time
to time. Be sure to keep a hand-
held can opener for an emergency.
Consider what you can do
ahead of time to store your food
safely in an emergency. If you live
in a location that could be affected
by a flood, plan your food storage
on shelves that will be safely out of
the way of contaminated water.
Coolers are a great help for keep-
ing food cold if the power will be
out for more than four hours-
have a couple on hand along with
frozen gel packs. When your freez-
er is not full, keep items close
together-this helps the food stay
cold longer.
Digital, dial, or instant-read
food thermometers and appliance
thermometers will help you know
if the food is at safe temperatures.
Keep appliance thermometers in
the refrigerator and freezer at all
times. When the power is out, an
appliance thermometer will


always indicate the temperature in
the refrigerator and freezer no mat-
ter how long the power has been
out. The refrigerator temperature
should be 40 OF or below; the
freezer, 0 F or lower. If you're not
sure a particular food is cold
enough, take its temperature with
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Chispi's Restaurant opens in Clewiston


CLEWISTON There is a new
restaurant in town, Chispi's
Restaurant and Ballroom.
Chispi's is located right on U.S.
Highway 27, next to Colonial
Liquors.
For the hungry food connois-
seur, Chispi's offers lunch and
dinner specials. Chispi's chef spe-
cializes in seafood and Latin cui-
sine.
The restaurant also has a wine
and beer bar.
Restaurant owners Loyda
Alvarado and Jose Sanchez have
four years of restaurant business
administration experience.
"We are very excited to serve
the community, we encourage
everyone to stop by and have a
taste of our many variety specialty
food prepared by our very own
chef Khader Benjerman," said Ms.
Alvarado. "Our goal is to have a
great deal of all types of cultural
clientele, create VIP rooms for
special gathering, meetings and
reunions."
The restaurant and ballroom is
open Mondays to Fridays 11 a.m.
to 11 p.m. and Saturdays from 11
a.m. to 2 a.m.
For more information, call
(863) 983-2548.


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Chispi's staff (from left to right) includes owners Loyda Alvarado and Jose Sanchez (not pic-
tured), assistant chef Marita Byrne, chef Rhader Benjerman, hostesses, Angel Sariol and
Reynaldo Lopez.


First National Bank announces name change


STUART First National Bank
and Trust Company of the Treasure
Coast, the banking subsidiary of
Seacoast Banking Corporation of
Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF)
announced today that it will
change its name to Seacoast
National Bank effective immediate-
ly.
"Our expansion into northern
Palm Beach and Brevard counties,
combined with our mergers with
Century National Bank in Orlando
and Big Lake National Bank in six
counties in south central Florida
signaled a need for the change."
said Dennis S. Hudson, III Chair-
man and CEO. With our expan-
sions beyond the Treasure Coast,
First National Bank and Trust Com-
pany of the Treasure Coast no
longer reflects the markets we
serve. Tying the bank's name clos-
er to the holding company simply
makes good sense."
"First National Bank is one of, if


not the most common name in
banking and our franchise is any-
thing but common. We pride our-
selves in offering consumers and
businesses the third alternative in
banking: A unique combination of
the sophisticated financial services
expected at the large mega banks,
delivered with the personal service
you expect from a community
bank."
This is not the first name change
the Bank has made in its eighty
year history.
The Bank was originally char-
tered in Sebastian, Florida as Indian
River CountyBankin 1926
When it was moved to Okee-
chobee in 1930 the name was
changed to Citizens Bank of Okee-
chobee,
*After moving to Stuart in 1933,
the name changed to Citizens Bank
of Stuart.
In 1958, after establishing a
trust department and changing its


charter from state to national, the
Bank changed its name to First
National Bank of Stuart with trust
powers.
In 1970, the name was
changed to First National Bank and
Trust Company of Stuart.
The holding company, Sea-
coast Banking Corporation of Flori-
dawas established in 1983.
With the bank's expansion
beyond Stuart, the name changed
to First National Bank and Trust
Company of the Treasure Coast in
1988.
With the evolution to Seacoast
National Bank, expect to see new
signs over the next several months,
but the "sails in the wind" logo will
remain. Adopted as the bank's
logo in 1981, the sails are a graphic
interpretation of a poem by Ella
Wheeler Wilcox that reads:
"One ships drives east,
another drives west
with the selfsame winds that


blow.
'Tis the set of the sails
and not the gales
that tells us the way to go".
"I do not believe there is a better
way of describing the culture of our
bank than this poem." said Jean
Strickland, President of Seacoast
National Bank. We strive every day
to do what is right for our cus-
tomers and shareholders over the
long term and not participate in
fads that come and go in our indus-
try. We see this as a natural evolu-
tion in our history that will serve us
well into the future. We are very
proud of our team of professional
bankers and the new name fits the
dynamic nature of the bank and
the people who work here."
With 30 branches and $2.5 bil-
lion in assets, Seacoast National
Bank is one of the largest inde-
pendent banks headquartered in
Florida.


Wal-Mart honors teachers


Submitted to INI
Pets of the Week
These little kittens were found last week and are now in
the kitten adoption program. They will be ready to go to
new homes in about two weeks. They are all de-wormed
and have tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV
tested. Before they are adopted out, the kittens will have
their first set of shots. The adoption includes a certifi-
cate to have the kittens spayed or neutered when they
are old enough. For more information on these kittens,
or other felines available in the adoption program, email
Doc Savvy at DocSavvy@aol.com.


Crimestoppers


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office
seeks the pub-
lic's help in
obtaining infor-
mation on the
whereabouts of
wanted fugi-
tive, Leslie,
Straker.
Straker, 26,
is a black man, Leslie Straker
approximately
5 feet 10 inches tall, 190 pounds,


with black hair and brown eyes.
His last known address is Glades
Glen Drive in Belle Glade. He is
wanted on a felony warrant with
charges of aggravated battery. The
warrant was issued May 4, 2006.
Anyone who has information
on this person or about any crime,
is asked to contact the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office. Help solve
a crime. Call 1-800-458-TIPS
(8477). For more information
online, go to www.crimestopper-
spbc.com.


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -
Teachers have a unique opportu-
nity to enrich the lives of young
people, challenge their thinking
and instill in them a passion for
learning. Wal-Mart is recognizing
those contributions by honoring
local teachers in their 11th annual
Teacher of the Year program. The
recognition came in honor of
National Teacher's Day, which
was Tuesday, May 9.
Teachers were nominated by
members of the community dur-
ing February and selected by a
committee of store or club associ-
ates.
Honored local teachers and
their schools include:
Belle Glade Angelita Nervis,
Gove Elementary School;
Clewiston Cheryl Stein, East-
side Elementary School of Clewis-
ton;
Okeechobee Vicki Kennedy,
Okeechobee Central Elementary
School; and, .
Pahokee Renae Samuels,
Pahokee Elementary School.


"Teachers help shape the lives
of all of their students," said Bob
McAdam, vice president of corpo-
rate affairs, Wal-Mart Stores. "This
award is a tribute to all teachers
whose exceptional knowledge
and skill and true passion for edu-
cation inspire learning everyday
in the classroom."
Since the Wal-Mart Teacher of
the Year program began in 1995,
Wal-Mart has honored more than
26,000 teachers nationwide and
donated more than $23.4 million
to local schools.
"Educators need to be recog-
nized now more than ever as they
face the current challenges of
improving student achievement,"
said Dr. William Bushaw, execu-
tive director of Phi Delta Kappa.
"The recognition that this pro-
gram brings, as well as the dollars
it provides to schools, is a very
tangible contribution by corpo-
rate America toward school
improvement across the coun-
try."


BASS BUSTERS
plans tournaments
CLEWISTON BASS
BUSTERS Tournament Trail will
hold the Silver Division Open
Tournament on Saturday May
20, in Clewiston Florida the team
entry is only $70.
Bass Busters tournament trail
will hold the Gold Division Open


Tournament on Sunday May 21
in Clewiston Florida the team
entry is only $100.00
Both weigh-ins will be Held
At Roland and Maryann Martin's
Marina at 3 p.m. on Saturday and
Sunday May 20 and 21.
For More Information Contact
Chris Fickey at 941-232-9539 or
visit the official BASS BUSTERS
website at www.bassbusters-
florida.com


Moonlight Gator Cruises opens


CLEWISTON Captain Jim
Taylor of JT Adventures in
Clewiston is offering a new type
of airboat cruise which he calls
a "Moonlight Gator Cruise",
featuring a fascinating look at
the mysterious world of night-


time on Lake Okeechobee as
gators, raccoons, frogs, roost-
ing birds, and other nocturnal
creatures hunt and move about
in the eerie stillness of the dark.
For more information call (863)
228-6704.


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Will Hold A Special Meeting On
May 16, 2006 at 10:00 a.'t.
In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida


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School News Happenings


Pahokee
Elementary School
Yearbook Pre-Sale
Pahokee Elementary School's
2005-2006 Yearbook will go on
sale on Monday, May 15 through
Wednesday, May 24. The cost of
the yearbook is $20. We have a
limited number of books
ordered, so we are asking each
family that is interested in pur-
chasing a yearbook to do so
before the deadline. The Year-
books will be delivered to the
school on Friday, May 26 and dis-
tributed to students, who have
paid on Tuesday, May, 30, 2006. If
you have any questions, please
contact Mrs. Ferguson or Mrs.
Harper.
SAC Meeting
Our monthly School Advisory
Council meeting will be held on
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 begin-
ning at 6:00 pm in the media cen-
ter. All parents, volunteers, com-
munity members and business
partners are encouraged to
attend. Please plan to attend and
if you have any questions, please
call 924-6466.
FY07 School Registration
Pahokee Elementary School
will begin registration for next
school term on Monday, May 15
through Friday, May 19, 2006.
Registration will be held daily in
the media center from 1:00 pm
to 3:30 pm. Parents of returning
students need proof of residency.
All parents of new students to
Pahokee Elementary will need
the child's physical and shot
record, proof of residency (a utili-
ty bill with your name and street
address or rental agreement in
your name) and child's birth cer-
tificate. If you have any questions
you are encouraged to call 924-
6466 and speak with Mrs. San-
tibanez, Data Processor for more
information.
Author's Tea
Pahokee Elementary School is
having their Spring Author's Tea
for students in Kindergarten
through 3rd Grade, 5th Grade
and 6th Grade on Thursday, May
11, 2006. The tea will begin at
1:00 pm in your child's class-
room. Because of a field trip our
4th graders will have their Spring
Author's Tea on Wednesday, May
10, 2006 beginning at 1:00 pm.
Students will share their pub-
lished books with family and
friends ti\ho come to \ isit.
Uniform Dress Codefor 2006
2007 School Year
Please be aware that Pahokee
Elementary School Advisory
Committee agreed that ALL stu-
dents, Pre-Kindergarten through
6th grade, should follow a uni-
formed dress code for the 2006-
2007 school year. A.sample flyer
has been published by the
school for specific information.


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Submitted to The Sun
Lakeside Academy students enjoyed setting up displays at
the Book Fair.


Submitted to The Sun
Gove Elementary School students, teachers, staff, parents
and other community members learned more about exercise
and improving their health during the annual wellness week.


Boys and girls can wear any color
shirt with sleeves and a collar.
They may wear uniform shorts,
skirts or skorts in khaki, blue or
black. Tennis shoes and closed in
shoes are appropriate. No slides,
sandals or clear slippers will be
permitted. Every Friday is desig-
nated as school spirit day. On Fri-
days students will be able to
wear a school t-shirt and plain
jeans. Please refrain from pur-
chasing jeans with adornments,
tears or advertisements. A copy
of this plan will be sent home
with the student's report card on
the last day of school. Should you
have any questions or concerns,
please contact Mrs. La.\\ sn at
561-924-6466.
Glades Mathematics and Sci-
ence Showcase
On Thursday, May 11 from 4
p.m. to 6 p.m., The Glades Math-
ematics & Science Teachers
Committee will be hosting a
showcase to display the mathe-
matical and science talents of
our community. Students and


Teachers will be engaged in
hands on activities, singing,
dancing, and integrating reading
into mathematics and science.
All area elementary schools are
invited to participate in the com-
munity event. All parents, com-
munity members, business part-
ners and volunteers are
encouraged to attend. Please feel
free to contact Altoria Henley
(924-6460) or Lawanda Harper
(924-6466). Thanks for your sup-
port.
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Highest reading score gains
Lakeside Academy Third
Graders achieved,.the greatest
improvement in Reading Scores
of any public school in Palm
Beach County.
Principal Barbara Litinski and
her staffare are to be congratulat-
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in this high level of performance.
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The FCAT writing scores have
been released for the Glades area
schools and other schools
statewide. The combined writing
scores for the State of Florida and
the School District of Palm Beach
County and the individual schools
are given for comparison. These
are the combined scores for
Grades four, eight and ten:
Grade 4,
Elementary Schools
SState of Florida: 3.9 Palm
Beach County Overall: 4.0
Belle Glade: 3.8
Glade View: 4.0
Gove: 3.8
KEC Canal Point: 4.0


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Pahokee: 3.9
Pioneer Park: 3.8
Rosenwald: 3.8
Grade 8,
Middle Schools
State of Florida:, 4.0 Palm
Beach County Overall: 4.0
Lake shore: 3.6
Pahokee: 3.7
Lake Shore Annex: 3.5
Grade 10,
High School
State of Florida: 3.9 Palm
Beach County Overall: 3.9
Glades Central: 3.5
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and kept their children focused
on their primary task that of
learning.
Register for school
K-6 applications for the coming
school year are now being accept-
ed. Please stop by at the school
office, 716 S. Main in Belle Glade,
to pick up the registration forms.
Because of our commitment
to small classes, seat assign-
ments will be allocated on a first-
come, first-served basis. Please
register early to secure your
child's enrollment at Lakeside
Academy.
Graduation Bash
Lakeside Academy's Gradua-
tion Bash 2006 will be held on
Friday, May 26. Festivities will
begin at 6 p.m. with a Pot-Luck
Dinner prepared by Lakeside
parents. The partying will start
right after dinner, with DJ music,
dance contests and our Big
Screen Picture Show. Snacks and
soft drinks will be available and
all parents and friends of our stu-
dents are invited for what will be
an evening of fun for all.
Gove Elementary
Cat Talk
Migrant Student Recognition
Luncheon
Each spring the Palm Beach
County Migrant Education Pro-
gram staff honors selected
migrant students and their par-
ents at a very special recognition
event. Principals select one stu-
dent to represent his/her school
at this special event. The follow-
ing factors are used as selection
criteria for this event: education-
al obstacles, school involve-
ment, most improved, success
story, achievements, etc. This
year, Sacramento Mercado, 6th
grader, represented Gove Ele-
mentary at this recognition
luncheon. Sacramento was rec-
ommended by his teachers for
his superior performance in all
subject areas; he is an "Honor
Roll" student, making As and Bs
each grading period. In addi-
tion, Sacramento also displays
excellent citizenship qualities
and was recently selected as
"Student of the Month" by the
Sun Sentinel. Sacramento is flu-
ent in both English and Spanish
and has participated in our Dual
Language Program since Kinder-
garten. We are very proud of
Sacramento and wish him the
very best in all of his future
endeavors.
Science Fair Results
Congratulations to Mrs. Col-
lier / Mrs. Malbog and Mrs. Don-
avon / Ms. De Leon first grade
classes for placing first and sec-
ond, in the recent Palm Beach


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County Math and Science Fair
Competition held at the Fair-
grounds in West Palm Beach.
Mrs. Collier and Mrs. Mailbog's
project "Speedy Wheels" placed
first in the math category and
was awarded a blue ribbon.
Mrs. Donavon and Ms. De Leon's
project "Coin Lift" received a red
ribbon for placing second in the
math competition as well.
Golden School Award
The Volunteers in Public
Schools (VIPS) Program hosted
a breakfast in celebration of the
"Golden and Silver School
Awards" on Wednesday, May 3,
2006 at the Kravis Center in West
Palm Beach. The purpose of the
ceremony is to recognize
schools meeting the criteria of
having a total number of hours
in volunteer service equal twice
the number of students enrolled
in the school. During the cere-
mony, our school received a spe-
cial recognition for meeting this
year's criteria (6,643 hours) and
for maintaining an active Volun-
teer Program for the last 25
years. On behalf of our students
and staff, we thank all of our vol-
unteers; we could not have done
it without your time and support.
Upcoming Events
May 12: Holiday
May 18: SAC at 5:30; Spanish
Honor Society Ceremony; PTO
at 6:30
Wellness Week
Gove Elementary has suc-
cessfully ended their third bi-
annual wellness week. It started
with the Wellness Fair on May 1
and ended with our Walk to
School Day with over 1,000 par-


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Thursday, May 11, 2006


ents, students, teachers, com-
munity and staff walking for
wellness for all!
These events to provide
health evaluations and opportu-
nities for wellness activities
could not be possible without
our partnerships. Gove's Well-
ness Team would like to thank
the Belle Glade Fire Department
and Doug Manger; Sharon
Greene of the Palm Beach
Health Department; Richard
Young of the Glades General Car-
diopulmonary Department;
Gove's HCD School Nurse Helen
Murray; Glades General Physical
Therapy; Belle Glade Public
Health District, Eye Centers of
Florida's Dr. Nichole Tyrelle;
Dairy Council of Florida, Ameri-
can Red Cross, Health Care Dis-
trict of Palm Beach County and
the Palm Beach Puma Soccer
Program.
Board members Ellen Smith,
Helen Murray and Michele Kals-
beck would like to personally
thank the Gove Elementary Well-
ness team members and Gove
staff for all their dedication to
their school and community this
past year to provided wellness
initiatives and activities.
Special thanks go to our
Event Team Members: Mandy
Alderman, Mandy Bedsole, Vic-
tor Carril, Paul Emilicar, Sherry
Berard, Marcy Bueno, Tammy
Cano, Lanie Dixon, Sharon
Greene, Johanna. Jacks, Doug
Manger, Shelly Miller, Bridget
Lutz, Melba Pearce, Mickey Pen-
der, Amie Pitts, Karen Schultz,
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Engagements


Wedding


Crystal Lenae Hair and Billy Joe Rawls plan to marry in July.

Smith


Charlestin
Mr. and Mrs. James Smith, Jr.,
of Wellington, announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Yolanda D. Smith, of Belle Glade,
to Charles Chalestin, Jr. of Belle
Glade. The bride is also the daugh-
ter of the late Pauline Foster Smith.
The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Willio Francois of Belle
Glade and of the late Charles
Charlestin.
The bride attended Florida
A&M University and Florida State
University. She is currently pursu-
ing a doctorate degree in Educa-
tional Leadership at Nova South-
eastern University. She is
employed as a Guidance Coun-
selor at Glades Central Communi-
ty High School and a former
Adjunct Professor at Palm Beach
Community College.
The groom is a graduate of

Tolbert -

Ellison
Shannon Tolbert and Frank S.
Ellison Jr. plan to be married on
June 10.
The bride is the daughter of the
late Hoover and Winifred Tolbert.
The groom is the son of the
late Mary James Rowley and
Frank S. Elisson Sr.
The wedding is planned for Mt.
Zion AME Church, 249 SW 10th
Street in Belle.
Miss Tolbert is a 1995 graduate
of Glades' Central Community
High School.
Mr. Ellison is a 992 graduate of
Glades Central Community High
School 1992.
The bride-to-be is a Data Entry
Operator at Glades Correctional


Hair-

Rawls
Ronnie and Renee Hair of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Crystal Lenae
Hair to Billy Joe Rawls of Belle
Glade. The prospective groom
is the son of James and Barbara
Smith of Okeechobee.
The wedding is planned for
Saturday, July 22, 2006 at the
Gathering.
The bride to be is a 2002
graduate of Okeechobee High
School. She attends IRCC. She is
employed as a substitute
teacher with the Okeechobee
County School System.
The groom is a 1991 gradu-
ate of Okeechobee High School.
He is employed as a water plant
lead operator with the City of
Pahokee. After the wedding, the
couple will reside in Okee-
chobee.


Submitted to INI
Yolanda D. Smith & Charles Charlestin, Jr. plan to be married
May 27.


Glades Central Community High
School. He is a Sergeant First Class
Recruiter in the United States
Army.
The wedding is planned May


27, 2006, at Saint John First Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in Belle
Glade. A reception will follow
immediately after the marriage
ceremony.


Submitted to INI
Shannon Tolbert and Frank Ellison plan to wed on June 10.
Institution. Glade.
The prospective groom is Field The couple plans to make their
Representative for the City of Belle home in Belle Glade.


Introducing the newest member of our
General Surgery Team.
Harold L. Martin, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Dr. Mardn received his bachelor's
degree in Pharnnacy irom Florid:,
A&M Uiver-ir in Tallaha see and
"" his Medical Degree from Hov-ad
Universiwr, School ofr Mediciine
in lWashirngton, D.C.
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Lovetta "Lovey" Marie Liv-
ingston, of Dover, Penn. (formerly
of Clewiston), and Corey Rupp of
Dover, Penn., were joined in mar-
riage on April 29,2006.
The bride is the daughter of Carl
Livingston and Barb Boyd, and
Robin Stewart.
Both Mr. Livingston and Ms.
Stewart are former residents of
Clewiston.
The groom is the son of Ann
and Jeff Nixdorf. His father was the
late George Rupp.
Justice of the Peace Shawn
Hughes presided at the wedding in
Dover, Penn.


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The ring bearers were Bradley
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Rupp.
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RUSKIN, Fla. The Asian
swamp eel has been described
as a voracious predator of fish
that could threaten Florida's $60
million aquarium fish industry,
but the exotic eel is not a major
problem after all, according to a
new University of Florida study.
"When we started this
research about two years ago, we
were concerned that these eels
might affect the state's ornamen-
tal fish industry, especially if they
invaded outdoor ponds and
began feeding on fish produced
for the aquarium trade," said Jeff
Hill, an assistant professor with
UF's Institute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences. "These small
ponds are densely stocked with
valuable fish, so we need to pro-
tect them."
An extensive analysis of the
eels' diet at UF's Tropical Aqua-
culture Laboratory in Ruskin
shows that they ate a few orna-
mental fish being raised in
ponds, but they preferred to con-
sume a mix of insects, small
crustaceans, tadpoles and
worms, Hill said.
Results of the study, which
was funded by the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture's Coopera-
tive State Research, Education
and Extension Service, will be
published later this year in the
North American Journal of
Aquaculture.
For the study on the feeding
habits of the swamp eels, Hill
and Craig Watson, director of the
Ruskin laboratory, collected eels
from seven tropical fish farms in
Hillsborough County and one in
Polk County. Then the stomachs
and intestinal tracts of all the eels
were examined to find out what
they were eating.
"We can now say that the non-
indigenous Asian swamp eel
(Monopterus albus) compared
to other predators represents a
low threat to the Florida orna-
mental aquaculture industry, and
*it represents less of a predation
risk than we anticipated," Hill
said. "We recommend that pro-
ducers continue to employ best
management practices, but


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from the suspect.
When he was caught last
week, Derrick Beckford, 22, was
reportedly found with 71 grams of
heroin. More specifically referred
by officers as brown tar heroin,
the drugs represented thousands
of dollars in street value, accord-
ing to detectives with the police
department.
Police found the man in the
general vicinity of Southwest Fifth
Street April 28. Though police say
he looked suspicious, the first
sign that something was truly
wrong with the scene came when
the man took off running from the


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was found to be vastly different,
depending on the situation
behind its use everyone includ-
ing adults seemed to agree. One is
used as a derogatory term and the
other is used in casual settings to
address a friend, perhaps, or an



City
Continued From Page 1
city officials say the company did
not extend a reasonable offer for
the land. The price the company
offered, according to City Manag-
er Tony Smith, was simply too
low for the property.
John Ambrose, who manages
the facility, disagreed. Instead of
working with city officials for the
purchase of the land, he said that
he and his partners, "Were treat-
ed like lepers, quite frankly."
South Bay Commissioner John
Wilson one of the original com-
missioners who voted to award
the land to Milani explained his
Position in reconsidering his for-
mer action.
"For the time he has been
here," Commissioner Wilson said
of Mr. Ambrose, "he should be


aggressive control and eradica-
tion of the Asian swamp eel is not
warranted."
Jeff Carter, who operates
Carter's Fish Hatchery in Wimau-
ma, Fla., said the UF research has
helped answer a worrisome
question.
"When we found a swamp
eel at our tropical fish farm
about three years ago, we had
no idea what was going to hap-
pen if they were they were
going to eat our fish, mass repro-
duce and take over our farm,"
Carter said. "Now we know that
they do not eat enough fish to
hurt our crop or mass repro-
duce. We have been able to con-
tinue business without concern
about our future being jeopard-
ized by this aquatic animal."
Hill, who is often asked what
to do if someone comes across a
swamp eel, said they are not
dangerous to people, and the
best course of action is probably
simply to leave the eels alone.
He said it is illegal to release
swamp eels, or any other non-
native fish, from one body of
water to another.
"Because they are not pro-
tected by law, you could collect
them if you wanted to," Hill said..
"They are a food fish and consid-
ered a delicacy in various Asian
cultures I have eaten Asian
swamp eels, and they are OK."
He said Asian swamp eels are
not true eels, but relatively
advanced fishes with eel-like
characteristics. Unlike swamp
eels, the American eel, which is a
true eel, has fins. Florida also has
two groups of native amphibians


Property
Continued From Page 1
Because of that, growth, it
became necessary for South Bay
Pallets to look at expansion pos-
sibilities. The land sale gives the
company the opportunity to do
just that.
According to Mr. Smith, the
city will be receiving half of the


location.
For the next few minutes,
police say they followed the sus-
pect on foot, chasing him as he
looked for a hiding place.
Police caught up with the man
after jumping over a fence to
reach him.. ,,
While; chasing him, police
noticed the suspect had thrown
something on the ground a few
feet away from where they finally
apprehended him. They later
found a clear bag containing
heroin. Officers also recovered 15
small bags of marijuana. Field
tests performed on both sub-
stances came back positive.
Beckford was arrested and
placed in jail. His bond was set at
$15,000.


acquaintance. In almost every
case, the word is taken only at
face value, with its deeper mean-
ing shrouded, program facilitators
said.
It is not until they realize that
the N word is a terrible insult that
students take a step back and see
what exactly they have been
propagating for so long without
having given it so much as a sec-
ond thought.


given preference."
The commissioner's com-
ments were a direct contrast to
those he made recently. Just two
weeks ago, Commissioner Wil-
son said the company did not
employ as many South Bay resi-
dents as he previously thought.
Citing the message such a
motion would send future busi-
nesses and developers,. Mayor
Clarence Anthony argued against
the reconsideration.
"It's unfair to the businesspeo-
ple who want to do business with
the City of South Bay," Mayor
Anlhony said.
Commissioner Joe Kyles also
urged his fellow commissioners
to stand by their decision to
award the land to the Milani
group.
"We are not the ones.Structur-
al Systems should be dealing
with," Commissioner Kyles said


that may be confused with
swamp eels amphiumas and
sirens. The amphiumas have four
tiny legs and the sirens have two
small front legs and prominent,
bushy gills. Asian swamp eels do
not have legs or external gills.
Common throughout Asia
from India to China, the eels are
now in Florida, Hawaii and Geor-
gia, where there is a small popula-
tion north of Atlanta. Hill said
researchers are not sure how the
eels entered Florida, but the fish is
now established in at least three
areas of the state waterways in
Homestead, Miami and the
Tampa Bay area.
"Swamp eels breathe air, can
live in shallow bodies of fresh
water such as canals and ditches
and often follow floodwaters after
heavy rains," he said. "During
drought periods, the animals bur-
row into mud. Given their ability
to survive cold winters in north-
ern Georgia, it's likely that the
Florida population will spread
even further."
Mr. Hill said scientists are par-
ticularly concerned about their
probable invasion of Everglades
National Park, where some
believe they would have a nega-
tive impact on native fish in the
protected ecosystem.
"The biggest problem swamp
eels pose for park managers is the
National Park Service's legal man-
date to remove exotic species
from parks," he said. "Given the
unique biology of swamp eels,
they can be difficult to eradicate
or control once they are estab-
lished."


$95,000, while the state will get
the other half for the jointly-held
land.
City officials at last week's
meeting were happy that they
were finally able to sell the land
to the company. "After many
years, we now have closure on
the properties," City Manager
Tony Smith told commissioners.
"This is a good thing for the
city."


According to Sgt. Detective
Gonzalez, the department is plac-
ing a high priority on tracking
down the source of the narcotics.
The administration is seeking to
strike hard at any channel or
source responsible for introduc-
ing the drug to the area.
According to the detective, the
Chief of Police Albert Dowdell has
told his officers to concentrate on.
reaching the source of the nar-
cotics before it becomes a bigger
problem. "Chief Dowdell is very
concerned," said Detective Gon-
zalez.
"I want to make sure that we
fully prosecute this case," the
detective said. "Heroin is very
dangerous. It's the last thing I
want on our streets.".


One adult in the audience,
Pahokee City CommissionerAllie
Biggs, urged students to stop
using the word.
"By all means, if you don't
want someone to be saying
something to you, then why are
you going to be saying it to some-
body else?" the commissioner
asked.
Facilitators with the program
are hoping that the lesson will last


as he explained that the company
could approach Milani with a
request for land at the property.
According to Milani's lawyer,
Structural. Systems had not
approached it with such a
request.
Commissioner Kyles remained
steadfast in his opinion. "We have
made a decision," he said. "And
my decision stands."
According to City Attorney
'Thomas Montgomery, the motion
to reconsider required a vote of 3-
to-1 to be approved. Responding
to concerns that the commis-
sion's decision could have
unwanted legal repercussions,
Mr. Montgomery said, "There's a
degree of liability either way you
vote."
The motion died with a vote of
2-to-2.
City commissioners gave their
attorney permission to ask an out-


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Expert panel review states Hoover Dike could fail


By MaryAnn Morris

Editor's note: The following is
a synopsis of the "Report of
Expert Review Panel Technical
Evaluation of Herbert Hoover
Dike, Lake Okeechobee, Florida"
including both quotes and sum-
maries. The complete report is
available on line on the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers (COE) Web
site under "Hot Topics" at:
www.saj.usace.army.mil.htm.
Whywas the report built?
"The report is the result on an
independent technical review of
the stability and safety of the Her-
bert Hoover Dike (HHD) around
Lake Okeechobee ... Concerns
regarding the safety of the dike
during high water have been
expressed for many years," the
report stated. After the hurricanes
of 2004 and 2005, and the dam-
age caused by Hurricane Katrina,
South Florida Water Management
District, in partnership with the
city governments around the lake
decided that an independent
study and review of the dike's sta-
bility and safety should be done.
An independent panel of engi-
neers was formed to review 50
years of documents about the
design and construction of the
dike, the results of years of moni-
toring its performance, the main-
tenance that has been done,
recent damage from hurricane
storm surges and a proposed
major rehabilitation by the COE.
The review also involved meet-
ings and discussions with
SFWMD and COE staff and visits
to the dike to see completed
repairs and maintenance, recent
damage and rehabilitation work,
now under way.
Why is the report so impor-
tant?
What is in the report? Is that
information most important to
dike safety? Was it reasonable?
Was the information used suffi-
cient to make the decision? Where
the panel did not find that ade-
quate investigation had taken
place, they said so. They said that
the COE and SFWMD were very
open and helpful. Two things
struck these experienced engi-
neers: "the depth and extent of its
technical evaluations," and "how
few outside a small circle of spe-
cialists understand its importance."
"...The report seeks to put the
HHD (Herbert Hoover Dike) into
its proper context as the corner
stone of the water management
" system," it states. Reanms'ofteclini-
cal data discourage reading, plus,
as the report points out, the dike's
familiarity makes it fade into the
background of daily life.
Why are there these problems?
The HHD has a long history of
problems. But, the fact that it has
been there for 70 years makes it
hard to understand that most peo-
ple are not aware how close it has
come to failure, or the "heroic
measures it has taken to save it."
Lake Okeechobee is about 730
square miles in area, but before
drainage and dike construction
during the past 100 years the lake
was closer to 970 square miles.
It's shallow averaging about 10
feet deep. The HHD was con-
structed bit by bit around the lake
to act as a levee and give flood
protection to surrounding land. It
is 140 miles long ("the distance
from Orlando to Jacksonville" if
you went straight!)
The dike was originally intend-
ed to be a levee with water levels
at or near the level of the adjacent
natural ground, except during
periods of heavy rains. It was built
from local materials excavated by
dredges or draglines without con-
cern for their stability or the kind
of soil on which it was built ("pri-
marily muck and porous lime-
stone"). Since it was built, the
peat soils on the south side of the
lake have subsided several feet, so
the now lake level is well above
the ground level outside the dike
on the south side. Increasing
demand for fresh water from
South Florida from Palm Beach
County to the Keys and the towns
around the lake has resulted in.
the lake being kept at higher lev-
els.
Environmental concerns over
discharges of lake water to the
coastal estuaries and to the Ever-
glades also make for greater
demands to store water in the
lake. The lake also provides a bar-
rier to salt water intrusion into the
aquifers.
"Rainfall from as far north as
Orlando flows overland into
streams that empty into the lake,"
the report stated. "Because the
dike was built with a limited
capacity to discharge excess


water, large rainfall events over
the watershed can cause fairly
rapid increases in water level -
up to several feet within the lake,
even if maximum discharges are
being made." That is different
From more typical reservoirs.
Because of this inability to control
lake levels; concerns over seep-
age and dike stability problems
exist when the water is high.
When the HHD was built, it was
built as a "navigation project," as
a levee.
"A common theme in the doc-
uments we have reviewed it a
continuing conflict between


HHD's original development as a
levee and its current use as a
water-retaining dam."
The porous soil and limestone
allows water to seep through, car-
rying dike soil with it. The higher
the lake level, the worse it is.
There is legitimate concern that
this cause the dike to "fail," mean-
ing "a catastrophic breaching of
some portion of the HHD sys-
tem," the report stated. "This situ-
ation would result in flooding, as
waters from Lake Okeechobee
passed through the breach and
onto adjacent lands." This state-
ment comes from a 1999 report
from the Army Corps of Engi-
neers, COE 1999, quoted by the
review panel.
Federal Law
The repairs being made by the
Army Corps of Engineers (COE),
authorized as they must be by an
act of congress, allow repairs to
be made to known structural defi-
ciencies (seepage, internal ero-
sion and slope instability) and to
the level of protection authorized
by Congress. Nothing more.
In 2005 the HHD was officially
classified as a dam by Congress.
The development of new, higher
standards of maintenance and
repair and approval by Congress
can take many years.,
"Seven years is the quickest
I've seen," said Richard Bonner,
Deputy District Engineer for the
Jacksonville COE in a telephone
interview. "It can take 15 to 20
years to accomplish authorization
and study. It's not what we need
to be doing now."
"Federal law requires that the
Corps of Engineers continue to
operate within a tangled web of
authorizations, policies, criteria,
and procedures that limits the
degree of public safety that HHD
is allowed to provide and pur-
posefully restricts the effective-
ness that repairs are permitted to
achieve. We acknowledge the
extent to which the Corps' hands
are tied by these requirements of
government process. At the same
time, it needs to be made clear
that our review in not constrained
by these requirements. From an
engineering standpoint, HHD is a
dam and this review considers it
as such-along with the require-
ments for public protection this
imposes." ..."There is no more
important lesson to arise from
Hurricane Katrina than that the
protection of public safety provid-
ed by levees as currently author-
ized and designed is patently
unacceptable."
Dike is an earthen levee
Lake Okeechobee is so vast
and so shallow that it is subject to
an unusual danger wind. These
are the hurricane winds so
destructive in Florida and else-
where and on Lake Okeechobee
their effects are little short of
bizarre. A large flow of water into
an ordinary reservoir can cause it
to overflow, but wind can push
water even higher up onto the
HHD. "With a force usually seen
only on the open ocean, wind
surge can elevate water levels
against the HHD by as much as 15
feet depending on the speed of
the wind and its direction, which
varies according to the path of a
hurricane and directional rotation
as it passes over the lake," the
report stated. "Stranger still, are
the directional wind effects as the
hurricane passes, which produce
a sloshing effect and swirling
around the perimeter like water in'
a teacup."
Storm surge and wave action
produces erosion of the dike, as
was seen last year behind the
Pahokee airport. Depending on
the type of soil dredged to build
the dike in various areas, some
places are more erosion-prone
than others. If storm surges "over-
top" the dike, erosion can occur
on the land side of the dike as well
as the lake side.
What is the dike made of?
The materials of which the
dike is made sand, silt and clay
and weak porous limestone, plus
a surface layer of organic peat -
are in various areas in and under
the dike and have much to do
with its present condition.
Depending on the lake level,
these materials can allow large
seepage flows that encourage
sand particles into and through
them. Because the areas sur-


rounding the lake were then
marsh, dike fill could only be
obtained by underwater dredging
or dragline operation within the
lake itself. This resulted in an
underwater "canal" equal in vol-
ume to the dike. This exposes
foundation materials to lake
water and allows seepage restrict-
ed only by a thin layer of lake sedi-
ment on its surface. The rim canal
on the outside of the dike, exca-
vated as low as elevation minus
ten, can allow these particles to
flow through into deep water of
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This photo from 1965 shows construction of the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee. The dike is named for Pres-
ident Hoover, who was instrumental in obtaining funding for the project, after the 1928 hurricane left thousands drowned


south of Lake Okeechobee.
visual inspection.
What has happened?
In late summer and early fall of
1995, Lake Okeechobee rose to
18.8 feet, water seeped through
("internal erosion"), causing
near-failure of the dike at nine
separate areas along the south
and southeast shores: near Lake
Harbor, Pahokee and Belle Glade
ranging in length from 100 feet to
over a mile. Emergency repairs
were immediate mainly sand-
bagging -which helped save the
dike. "In documented case-histo-
ries of internal erosion, it is all but
unknown for a dam to sustain
that kind of damage ... and sur-
vive," the report stated.
In 1998 the lake again rose
above 18, with similar effects and
similar responses at both former
and new locations. "... a well-
organized inspection campaign
was mounted to monitor up to 94
separate problem locations," the
report curairnuies. There were
more problems: near South Bay
in 2003 when the lake was at 15.3,
again in 2004 at four places from
Belle Glade to north of Canal
Point at 18.04 and in 2005 near
Pahokee Airport at 17.01.
It was noted in a COE report
for 2003-2004 that: "Over the past
8 years the stage at which seep-
age occurs in this area is lower
that previously experienced. This
indicates a worsening condition."
The report goes on to quote


another report, that of a panel of
geotechnical experts. This report
concurred that the seepage,
which in this case occurs in
streams which come through the
dike, taking dike material with
them could cause a catastrophic
failure and loss of the reservoir.
The COE personnel has always
fixed them, whether it be internal
erosion or erosion of the slopes of
the dike.
Why is that a problem?
The report expresses concern
that these occurrences can
become accepted as normal and
they should not be. "In the end,
public protection must rely on the
integrity of the structure, not on
the emergency response of its
engineers," the panel wrote.
Dike has deteriorated
The dike was built, starting in
the 1930s to completion in the
1960s of materials dredged either
from the lake or the land beside it:
sand, clay, porous limestone and
clay. These materials do not hold
back water for long periods very
well.
The dike has taken a beating
because of heavy storms: erosion
inside and outside. That has been
repaired, but federal authoriza-
tion only allows a "known defect"
to be repaired and only to levee
standards.
"There is reason to believe that
the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD)
may be experiencing cumulative


Expert panel


reviews dike data


The "dike report" was
authorized by the Governing
Board of SFWMD oh Jan.11,
2006. Members of the panel
were:
Les Bromwell,ScD (Doctor
of Science), PE (state licensed
professional engineer) and
principal engineer of BCI Engi-
neers & Scientists, Inc, an
expert on earth structures and
foundations
Robert Dean, ScD, PE and
graduate research professor
(emeritus) at the University of
Florida, an expert on hydraulics
and water wave monitoring
Steven Vick, PE and consult-


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ing engineer, Bailey Colorado,
a specialist in dam safety,
risk analysis and geotechnical
engineering
Mark Schwartz assisted the
panel on hydraulic and hydro-
logic aspects.
"The conclusions reached
and recommendations con-
tained in this report are solely
those of the panel. Although
both SFWMD and COE staff
provided vital information and
assistance in locating various
materials and sources, they did
not have a role in the prepara-
tion of the report," the introduc-
tion of the report states.


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report prepared by a panel of
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forth flushing action in much the
same way that a toilet plunger
removes a clog."
Earthen structures like the dike
are not subjected to this kind of
wear and tear. The seepage that
has weakened the dike is taking
place at lower and lower lake
water levels; 18.8 feet in 1995,
17.01 feet in 2005 and 15.3 feet in
2003, wind and condition of the
dike being a factor at each time
and location. Because there is no
"spillway" the water in the lake
can rise quickly. The engineers
recommend that the lake be kept
2 feet lower that it has been.
In 1999 a US Army Corps of
Engineers (COE) report calculat-
ed the chance of "failure" (mean-
ing "a catastrophic breaching of
some portion of the HHD sys-
tem." "This situation would result
in flooding, as waters from Lake
Okeechobee passed through the
breach and onto adjacent lands,"
according to COE 1999 docu-
ment, quoted by the panel.
The calculations show that the
higher the lake level, the greater
chance it will fail.


"At elevation 21 feet failure is
certain (100 percent chance) with
nearly a 50/50 chance at elevation
18 feet(46 percent chance) with
about a 15 percent chance of fail-
ure for lake levels at or below ele-
vation 17 feet. These probabilities
reflect the condition of the dike in
1999, with no attempt to adjust
them for recent occurrences."
The report concludes that:
"This said that in any given year,
absent intervention, there is
roughly a one-in-six chance (16
percent) that failure will occur
somewhere around HHD." This
takes into account various lake
levels from 13 to 26 and half the
peak storm surge, according to
the report. Historically there have
been six occurrences in 33 years
(1974 through 1998); an average
of 18 percent.
The report, in comparing HHD
to all earth dams in the eastern
United Stated said that with a 16
percent chance of failure, "The
HHD, in its existing (1999) condi-
tion is 4,000 times more likely to
fail in any given year from these
causes (internal erosion and
washing away of side slopes)
than dams of its kind as a whole."
Using potential loss of life, at
one life lost for each failure, a


prospect the panel believes is cer-
tain, the chance of failure of the
dike gives justification for "expe-
dited action to reduce risk" that is
"literally off the scale of the chart,"
the panel stated.
Internal weakening of the dike
cannot be seen. During a hurri-
cane, maintenance personnel
cannot be on the dike to see what
is happening. If there is a flood
condition because of heavy rains,
sandbagging the dike may not be
possible. Consider this, "every
one foot drop in lake level would
release 500,000 acre-feet" of
water (enough water to cover an
acre of land one foot deep)
...that's half million acres under a
foot of water. At 640 acres to the
square mile, that's 781 square
miles one foot deep in lake water
for every one foot drop caused by
a breach in the dike.
The report stated that the engi-
neers found problems with the
on-going rehabilitation. They also
found that the rehabilitation, due
to the limitations placed by feder-
al regulations, will not make very
much difference in the safety of
the dike. The repairs are to levee
standards. A "levee" is only meant
to hold back water for a short
time, not to hold a large amount


feet above the nearby ground per-
manently. The 2005 change to
classify the dike as a dam will
change that- eventually.
The engineers made a techni-
cal assessment of risk and report,
"In light of this assessment,
should a failure occur we have no
doubt that the dike repairs cur-
rently proposed would be widely
viewed in retrospect as having
been too little, too late."
"The overreaching conclusion
from our work is that the current
condition of HHD poses a grave
and imminent danger to the peo-
ple and the environment of South
Florida. In this we join many other
investigators, from grassroots
engineers to eminent specialists,
who for 20 years have warned
that HHD needs to be fixed. We
can add only that it needs to be
fixed now, and it needs to be fixed
right. We firmly believe that the
region's future depends on it," the
report stated.
The report contains the engi-
neers; recommendations:
Comprehensively review
and update the Emergency Action
Plan and include "dry-run" exer-
cises with local authorities.
Install a remote sensing sys-
tem to quickly and accurately iden-


Dike work approval may take ten years


By MaryAnn Morris
The Herbert Hoover Dike,
which encircles Lake Okeechobee
was built as a levee. A report
released last week stated that to
ensure the safety of the communi-
ties around the lake, the dike
should be brought up to the stan-
dards of a dam.
How long will it take?
"It will take two to five years,
after congressional authorization
to proceed, to do the studies to
assure the impacts on the environ-


ment, water supply, potential for
salt water intrusion and the struc-
ture itself," said Richard Donner,
Deputy District Engineer for the US
Army Corps of Engineers (COE).
"So up to ten years before you can
start turning dirt is likely."
According to the US Army
Corps of Engineers (COE), who are
responsible for the maintenance of
the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD)
around Lake Okeechobee, the
dike's classification was, in fact
changed to a dam in April of 2005.
According to Brent Trauger with
the COE, the re-classification


placed the HHD on the National
Inventory of Dams as
NID#FL36001.
With its new classification, the
dike is eligible for federal funds to
increase its strength or rebuild it as
a dam. That will take time and
money.
"The structure (the dike), if the
ongoing rehabilitation is complet-
ed, will bring the dike up to what
we call Standard Project Flood
(SPF) (levee standard)," said Mr.
Donner, "The cost to bring the dike
up to dam standards Probable
Maximum Flood (PMF) (dam stan-


dard), with 31 flood-control struc-
tures to replace or modify; my
engineers tell me would be around
$2 billion. I think that it will cost
closer to four times that much;
about $8 billion."
"The report, which reviewed
only available materials, suggested
putting the cutoff wall, now being
built, deeper to strengthen the
dike," said Mr. Donner, "but I have
concerns that putting the wall
deeper would interfere with the
flow of ground water that replen-
ishes our aquifers and affect water
supplies. It is not simple."


tify breach locations so that evac-
uees are not sent into harm's way.
Modify the lake level rules to
lower the lake by two feet through
the full range of scheduled levels.
Include specific measures
into the plans and specifications
of work on the dike to assure that
stability of the dike is maintained
during construction of any
improvements."


And finally,
Because of the "disappointing
progress of recovery efforts in
New Orleans" the report said,
"planning for post-disaster recov-
ery needs to be a pre-disaster
activity. We correspondingly sug-
gest that regional-scale studies be
initiated to evaluate scenarios
associated with loss of confine-
ment of Lake Okeechobee."


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Dike report describes 'grave and imminent danger'


By Audrey Blackwell
Rep. Mark Foley said he was
appalled when he heard the recent
information that the Herbert
Hoover dike surrounding Lake
Okeechobee now poses a "grave
and imminent danger," according
to a report recently released by an
independent panel of engineers.
The 78-page report addresses
only the integrity of the dike and
not environmental concerns. In the
report, the engineers call for a
three-step intervention to include
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respond with personnel; and,
provide materials, equipment
and mitigation to stabilize condi-
tions.
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process call for modifications,


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ment with South Florida Water
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neers had told the Florida con-
gressman that the lake and dike
were fine.
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prise," Rep. Foley said during a tele-
phone interview on Wednesday,
May3.
He added that he had been talk-
ing with pioneer families in the
south Lake Okeechobee area who
are concerned with the upcoming
hurricane season.
"They look at the dike in their
backyards and ask, 'Can we have a
Katrina on our hands?' Now, inde-
pendent experts say we could have
a complete failure of the dike and


that tells me one of two things.
Either we have not been provided
with adequate data or we haven't
been receiving warnings about the
structural integrity of the dike. Both
options are unacceptable," he said.
Rep. Foley said he thinks
SFWMD asked for the independent
study because of its own concerns
about the dike. He said it is a very
comprehensive report.
"We have provided money in
the budget to maintain the dike,
but more is needed to do more
extensive work," he said.
One option the congressman
supports is lowering the lake level
to about 11 feet. By so doing, he
said it would not only be a safer sit-
uation during hurricane season,
but it would also create a better
environment for fishing stock.
"It benefits tourism and the
ecology if we clean up the lake,


and it will cause less leakage to the
estuaries that can benefit coastal
residents," he said.
While the report addresses the
entire 143-mile length of the dike
that stretches around the lake, Rep.
Foley said it is pretty conclusive that
the most problematic part of the
dike is a 68-plus mile area largely in
the south part of the lake. Water
crested to about 19 feet after last
hurricane season and there was
structural damage to the dike south
of the lake.
"There is a stronger concern at
the south end of the lake, but I
would not give any assurance to
people living anywhere around the
lake. There could be a problem at
either end. It depends on which
way the winds blow and how
much water is involved. That is
why Governor Bush is asking for an
emergency preparedness model,"


he said.
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storms that have crossed the state
in the last two years, the governor
is very concerned and is asking
communities to develop an evacu-
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would evacuate people if they


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By Pete Gawda
OKEECHOBEE A recent
report issued by the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) stated that the Herbert
Hoover Dike has a 50/50 chance of
failing within the next fouryears.
In spite of talk of plans to evacu-
ate residents of Palm Beach County
living near the lake, Okeechobee
and the area on the northern end of
the lake is relatively safe.
"No question about it," said Luis
Ruiz, chief of geotechnical branch
of the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers (COE) Jacksonville district,
"the south end of the lake faces the
biggest risk."
He noted that the land is lower
at the southern end of the lake.
The SFWMD report is based on
COE data concerning the condition
of the Herbert Hoover Dike. The
140-mile earthen dike that encircles
Lake Okeechobee was built in
stages. President Herbert Hoover
signed legislation to begin the proj-
ect in 1930 and it was completed in
the 1960s.
A 1993 COE report divides the
levee into eight numbered sections
designated as Reaches. They are
not numbered consecutively.
According to Mr. Ruiz, each
Reach is 15 to 20 miles long. The
boundaries of a Reach are deter-
mined by natural barriers that
would contain the water if the dike
were breached at that Reach.
Beginning at the top of the lake
and going, clockwise, Reach 5
extends frorh the Kissimmee River
to Nubbin Slough and covers most
of Okeechobee County. Reach 7
extends from Nubbin Slough to the
St. Lucie Canal, while Reach 1 goes
from the St. Lucie Canal to Belle
Glade and includes Canal Point.
The southern end of the lake
around South Bay makes up Reach
3. Clewiston is included in Reach 2
that extends northwesterly to
Moore Haven. Reach 4 covers the


This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) map shows the
segments of the Herbert Hoover Dike that COE designates as
"Reaches." The City of Okeechobee is at the top or northern
end of the lake. Canal Point is about two-thirds of the way
down on the right side of the lake. Belle Glade and South Bay
are at the bottom of the, graphic. On the left side of the graph-
ic are the cities of Clewiston and Moore Haven.


area between Moore Haven and a
point near themouth of Fisheating
Creek. The lakeshore between
Reach 4 and the mouth of the C-40
canal make up Reach 6. Reach 8
extends from there to the mouth of
the Kissimmee River.
"We will repair the whole
thing," Mr. Ruiz said of the entire
dike. That work is pending avail-
ability of finds.
The most concern, he said is
expressed about Reach 3. Histori-
cally, before the dike was built,
Lake Okeechobee flowed into the
Everglades through Reach 3 and
parts of Reach 2 and Reach 1.


Mr. Ruiz said the emphasis is on
Reach 1 because of the risk to pop-
ulation and property. A levee failure
there would have the largest
impact, he said. -,
He said Reaches 1, 2, 3 and 7
were priorities because they offer
the biggest risk.
He noted that in the 1928 hurri-
cane when there were only small
muck dikes around the lake, there
was extensive flooding from over-
topping of the dike in the area of
Reach 1. However, the water did
not overtop the dike at the northern
end of the lake.


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BRIDGE ST & WASHINGTON
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RENaTIS COMING AVAll.Ai 3BEDROOM/2BATH 1 CAR GARAGE in Port LaBelle. Tile
3/1 ON MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD. $750/M. NO through out house, updated appliances and new kitchen d
PETS cabinets. REDUCED $179,900.
3/2 DUPLEX IN TOWN. $750/M NO PETS OFF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD. 3BedroonlBath
BRAND NEW HOUSE IN PORT LABELLE 3/2/2
1 N H CBS home with carport. New Upgrades! Priced at $129,900.
HOMES FOR SiA LOCATED IN LEHIGH ACRES 3Bedroom/2Bath, 2 car
IN COUNVTY Bath, 1 car garage, new garage built in 2001 and in excellent condition. Home over
roof. Asking $125,1 looks canal and located in a great area dose to Ft. Myers but
IN PORT LABEL 3Blr Bath, 2 car garage off out enough for peace and quiet. Asking $230,000.
School Circe. Incluanced in backyard and 2BEDROOM/1BATH HOUSE in LaBelle. Being sold "As
a large shed. Asking 189,900.Is" Asking 125,000.
OFF COWBOY W l ath is currently used asesnewroof,
a residential pro commercial. Asking IN CAPE CORAL Duplex 3/2 on both sides, new roof,
$145,000. new plumbing and tile throughout units. Asking $325,000.
IN LEHIGH ACRES This 4Bedroon/2Bath home has 2,288 ACREAGE FOR SA
sq. ft. on a large comer lot that is fenced in. Home has many IN PIONEERI 3Bedroom/2Bath, large doublewide mobile
extras. Call for an appointment today. Asking $288,900. home on fenced in 2.5 acres. Dualfireplace, walk-in closets,
REDUCEDI outside buildings. Asking $199,900.
IN LEHIGH ACRES. Home has 1,900 sq ft with 2 master 2.5 ACRES in Pioneer Plantation. $79,000.
bedrooms. Home is currently used as a 4/2. Has many
upgrades and a fenced in backyard. This home is a must see. tBSMS R
$210,000. WE HAVE LOTS FOR SALE IN LABELLE, PORT
IN PORT LABELLE. Large 3Bedroom/2Bath, 1 car garage LABEL, MOORE HAVEN AND LAKE PLACID. CALL
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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 spadous home, features a com-
pletely fenced in yard and an above ground pool.
* $94,900 3BD/1BA Newly remodeled home in,
LaBelle. A1fti n i binets,
hot watei1neroit laransfer.
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 aqd much more. The proper-
ty has a pond with an island and bridge, an above ground
pool, 2 bams and more.


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* $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


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 aU F I Ml TRACT
* $98,900 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura. There is a
single woNg aitlet"ML g ty. 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.
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enjoy the sunset over the lake in Lehigh Acres. Only
$219,900.
REDUCED! PERFECT STARTER HOME! 2BR/1BA
CBS home located in LaBelle on a quiet oak filled
street. Features new flooring and a fenced back yard.
Priced @ $159,900.


S Just like NEW! 3BR/1.5B CBS home within walking
f distance from shopping. Features include new berber
REDUCED this livable, loveable 3BR/1B CBS carpet, ceramic tile, all new cabinets and much more.
home with 4th bedroom/office in LaBelle limits. Priced to sell at only $119,900.
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beiinstalled. Call today for this worry free home! of living space and sits on 2.34 fenced acres in the
$247,500. quiet rural community of DoubleJ Acres. Country liv-
* REDUCED this livable, loveable 3BR/1B CBS home ing just a hop-skip away from LaBelle or Ft. Myers
with 4th bedroom/office in LaBelle limits. Features makes this a perfect location! $269,900.
include walk-in closet, newer air conditioner, fenced Back on tie market! This 2.5+/- acre mini estate
backyard, irrigation and a front deck to die for. Only makes relaxing easy with a 3BR/2B manufactured
$239,900. home. Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls & spa-
* HOP, SKIP &A JUMP! Only minutes separate you cious kitchen. Only $179,900.
from banking, shopping, schools and much more. Tired of the Circus? No clowning around about the
This 3B R2B home has it all. From it's fenced back calm 0o'i i i"on
yard, spacious rooms, wood burning fireplace, new clear ..7-"fcrt!esWO-wi sure t To neou the


huge horse barn and workshop. Box stalls, feed room
large workshop. Lower your blood pressure!
$169,900.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 ac ingrowing
Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufactured home
with over 1100 sq ft of living area ready for occupan-
cy. SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $149,900


* Location of a Lifetime! Generations will file past
well-traveled location of this 8+/- acres on SR 80 in
Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road frontage and 3 existing
entrances off of SR 80. Cleared with well and electric.
Time's on your side in this investment! $2,750,000.
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your invest-
mert mvSl ltefli,!"e 27
fronag."e. t to water plant. Property was cleared
except for the majestic Live Oaks. Bring your ideas
and see! $650,000.
* 5+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation. Suitable for site
biilt home or manufactured. Only $170,000.
* Uncramp yourself on this spacious 2.5+/- acres on
Evans Rd. with a pond andfenced for livestock. So say
goodbye to city pressure and enjoy the country
130,000.
* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in Muse.
This property has lots of oaks, pines and palm trees.
Perfect for the nature lover. Priced at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back!
Rbli ,: Ith e bsi :t i:r" f. nvnT & '.i.d.1 1 2I'+/- acs.
Fr.,h ,r i. i' 593,900.
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* Hard to find double lot in growing Port LaBelle Unit
102. $119,800.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for the dream
lot for your new home look no further. Located in the
sought after Belmont S/D in LaBelle. This .37+/- acre is


truly a dream come true. Only $79,900.
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell @
only $67,900. Possible seller financing.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great invest-
ment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful lot for
your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites! Outside
LaBelle limits but only minutes from town! Just off E
Road. Don't miss owning acreage close to LaBelle.
$46,900.





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Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings with
over 5,800 sq ft of work area on 1+/- acre. Zoned
for Heavy Industrial use. Currently is fully rented
out to 3 businesses. Listed at only $525,000.
Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel locat-
ed near West Glades Elementary in Muse and just
minutes away from downtown LaBelle. $3.50 per
square foot.
Sable Palm RV Campground truly a 50 acre gold
mine!! This beautiful property features a 10 acre 70
site R/V campground located off US27 in the peaceful
country side of Palmdale. The park even has its own
fishing lake and grass landing strip. The remaining 40
acres could accommodate several hundred additional
WR sites. $2,800,000
* Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings with
over 5,800 sq ft of work area on 1+/- acre. Zoned for
Heavy Industrial use. Currently is fully rented out to 3
businesses. Listed at only $525,000.
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel locat-
ed .near West Glades Elementary in Muse and just
minutes away from downtown LaBelle. $3.50 per
square foot.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking$450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this commercial
corn ; eal
inco c ys site
now! $165,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for duplex
or single family w/a possibility of rezoning to
Business. $119,900.


THIS CHARMING CEDAR HOME sits on an
oversized corner lot in the city, The 2BR/2BA
home has vaulted ceilings and tile in the living
area. French doors provide views to the outside.
Fenced back yard and 8' x 10' shed for extra stor-
age. $199,900






MOVE IN READY Newly remodeled 3BR/2BA
home located on large lot in the city. New carpet,
flooring and interior paint and spacious master
bedroom. Price reduced to sell $179,900


4BR/2BA SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME features
large kitchen, new a/c, upgraded appliances, jet
tub and above ground pool. $174,900
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THIS IMMACULATE MANUFACTURED HOME
is situated on shaded oversized lot in town and
completely fenced. Home features vaulted ceil-
ings, split floor plan, kitchen with pantry and
breakfast island. Front and back porches are great
for outdoor entertaining and enjoyment.
REDUCED $134,900


WATERFRONT HOMES/LOTS in place. Homesite is located approx. 75 ft, from
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATIONIII This 3 the main river in an area of nice homes. Permits
+/- acre peninsula has over 700' of are in place to re-dredge oxbow to 6-8 ft. depth.
Caloosahatchee River frontage with Hwy. 29 $499,000.
access. Zoned C-2 your possibilities are endless! HOMES IN LABELLE
$3,900,000 WELL MAINTAINED 3BR/2BA MANUFAC-
ONE Ofli TiE FEW RIVERFRONT PARCPESI.o nn TURED HOME w/ office or possible 4th bed-


the market. This stunning 10.7 Acres is very
unique with 600 +/- feet fronting on the beautiful
Caloosahatchee River. Look to the East and West
and enjoy endless views from the raised riverbank.
The waterfront piece features lakefront on the
South side and riverfront on the North. Build your
dream home and enjoy the peace and tranquility
that LaBelle's Caloosahatchee has to offer.
$1,950,000
SPECTACULAR RIVERFRONT ESTATE SITE
with over 200 feet of waterfront and already sepa-
rated into 2 lots. The fabulous view is naturally
pristine across and up the river from this "Point"
on both the main river and the "Old River", which
features 60 feet of protected dockage. Rip Rap of
riverbank is in progress. There is NO "Corps
Setback" on either lot, which may allow houses
and/or pools unusually close to River. Beautiful
area of upscale homes within blocks of central
LaBelle. $1,500,000
GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT This 1.04 acre lot is
wooded and located on County Road 78. Build
your dream home on this parcel and enjoy endless
views of the Caloosahatchee River. Price Reduced
$499,900
SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR NATURE
LOVERS. This 2/2 CBS Home & Guest mobile is
on Jacks Branch with river access. This Unique
one of a kind property also has it's own private
ISLAND. Gorgeous property is covered with large
oaks. Call for more details. This is a MUST SEE.
$475,000
EXCELLENT BUYl! This .84 +/- Acre creek front
homesite is located on Pollywog Creek in beauti-
ful river front 'community. Build your dream
home on this oversized Creekfront lot which pro-
vides beautiful oaks, access to the Caloosahatchee
River and some river views. Price Reduced
$149,900 Possible Owner Financing Available!
BEAUTIFUL RIVERVIEWS from this waterfront
homesite on dredged river oxbow w/ private dock


room. Located within city limits, completely
fenced and priced to sell! $99,900
HOMES
LIKE NEW THIS 3 BEDROOM. 2 BATH FEA-
TURES A LARGE BONUS ROOM. The home
offers a split floor plan, upgraded appliances,
pantry, laundry room, custom floors, and a large
open patio. The landscaping is done and the cus-
tom driveway adds a nice touch to this one of a
kind must see. $185,000.
SELLER RELOCATING Ready to move in and a
must see to believe! Located in a private country
setting in Horseshoe Acres Subdivision. This 2
bedroom, 1 bath manufactured home is situated
on over a half acre lot, shaded screened deck, with
many fruit trees and partially fenced yard. Dog on
premises. Call ahead. $129,500.
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY This 2 bedroom
1.5 bath mobile home is located in quiet River
Oaks Subdivision, Ortona Fl. Great investment for
the part-time Floridian, or a great get-away. The
home is being sold partially furnished, and offers
a split floor plan with vaulted ceilings. $58,500
HOMES ON ACREAGE
UNIQUE. DESIRABLE AND SECLUDED! Less
than a mile from the new West Glades Elementary.
This property is 14.5 acres in one of the fastest
growing areas of Glades County. Surrounded by
large acreage, this parcel has been cleared and
fenced. This custom built home is spacious and
very well kept. Over 3,400 sq.ft. split floor plan
features ceramic tile, 3 large bedrooms, walk-in
closets, and 2.5 spacious baths. The island kitchen
has walk-in pantry, breakfast area, and is open to
the large family room. The master bedroom and
bath offer his and hers walk-in closets, garden tub,
separate shower, dual sinks and access to the
pool. Too many improvement to mention, call for
your private showing! $1,450,000.
3BR/1BA CBS HOME ON 8.8+/- ACRES
fronting on paved road approx. 3 miles from town.
Property is fenced & cross fenced w/ gorgeous
oaks and horse stable. $490,000.


3.18 +/. ACRES W/1BRi1.5BA COTTAGE style home
located in Port LaBelle Ranchettes, one of LaBelle's most
desirable communities. Situated at the end of a cul de
sac provides a peaceful & private setting. Cathedral ceil-
ings, ceramic tile throughout, open floor plan and wrap
around porch. $469,900
3BR/2BA LIKE NEW 2003 PALM HARBOR manufa-
cutured home on 2.5 acres located west of LaBelle. Split
floor plan, spacious kitchen, breakfast bar and walk in
closets. $219,900.
QUIET COUNTRY TRET ATI Like new manufactured
home on 2.82 acres in quiet Ft. Denaud. This immaci-
late home offers vaulted ceilings, entertainment pack-
age includes a large screen television w/stereo and sur-
round sound, split floor plan, built in computer center
large master bedroom and bath w/ garden tub and sep-
arate shower. Upgraded appliances add a nice touch, to
the large open kitchen w/ eat-in breakfast bar and for-
mal dining. $212,500
ACREAGE/lOTS
40 ACRE- Gerber Grove $660,000
2.5 +/. ACRES, stocked pond, partially fenced, unique
oak grove and ready to build. Great location on CR78
approx. 2 miles from town. Seller motivated! $199,000
10 ACRE PARCELlocated offHwy 74 (Bermont Road)
in Charlotte County. Property zoned agricultural. Price
Reduced $100,000
BEAUTIFUL OAK COVERED CITY OF IABEILE
LOT. Located in established neighborhood. Build your
home on this .45 acre lot. Price Reduced $79,900
BEAUTIFUL 100' X 185' RESIDENTIAL HOMESITE
w/beautiful oaks located in the city of LaBelle and ready
to build! $89,900
OVERSIZED .64 ACRE WOODED residential home-
site located in the city. $89,000
1.25 ACRES LOT in growing Montura Ranch Estate
more lots available $49,500
RESIDE I 31rlotw/well, septic &
2 culverts i Ii UJ home or mobile
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COMMERCIMJBUSINESS
PRIME IOCAIIONI Business zoned property located
in Downtown LaBelle. Perfectly situated on the comer
of (Hwy 29) Bridge Street and Park Avenue thi property
has endless possibilities. "Old Historical Florida-Style"
two story building, 1,846 sq. ft. w/ 122' frontage on
Bridge Street and a "Quaint Old-Florida Cracker-Style"
office fronting on Park Avenue. $1,200,000


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Yvonne Doll, Consuelo Tarin Lopez, Suzanne Sherrod
Judy Cross McClure and Receptionist Emily Curtis


WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY Historic commer-
cial building w/ 3 completely renovated rental units.
Renovations include new roof, 2 new a/c units, stucco,
paint, resurfaced parking and more. Located in a high
traffic area surrounded by offices, restaurants and busi-
nesses. $550,000
REDUCED PRICE $350.000111 RENOVATED
BUIIDINGIII READYFOR YOUR BUSINESSIII Need
a place to locate your business. This is it! Highly visable,
only 180 ft. East of Bridge Street. Totally remodeled
building situated on .31 acre lot fronting on Washington
Ave. across from bank drive thru. Property is 175' deep
which leaves room for future expansion. Renovations
include all new crown molding, ceramic tile, siding,
plumbing, electric and A/C.
BUSINESS ZONEDI This 2BR/1BA home is situated
on a high traffic road in the city. Just 2 blocks north of
Hwy 80 and 1 block east of Bridge Street and surround-
ed by local banks and businesses. Price reduced
$215,000
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ESTABLISHED IN 1984
THE GATOR BAIT PUB has been a thriving business in
the Pioneer Community for many years. If you've ever


wanted to run your own Restaurant and Lounge here's
your chance. This quaint establishment comes fully fur-
nished with a completely equipped kitchen, and offers a
great start for any entrepreneur. Priced at $174,500
INDUSTRY
INDUSTRIAL-INDUSTRAL-INDUSTRIALI This 1.12
acre parcel features easy access offoftwo paved roads &
a currently occupied steel building w/over 5,400 sq. ft.
PRICED TO SELL AT $525,000. UNDER CONTRACT
4,14 ACRES ZONED INDUSTRIAL Property features
80' x 100' hangar plus 1998 3BR/2BA 2,200 sq. ft. dou-
blewide mobile home. Great investment... Great
Location! $1,500,000 UNDER CONTRACT
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY Excellent investment
opportunity w/ 277' frontage on Hwy 29. 1.59+/- acres
on corner of Hwy 29 and N. Industrial Loop Road, 3
steel buildings- (warehouse-3,800 sq. ft.; shop 1,600
sq. ft.; office building 2,520 sq. ft.) all currently leased.
$1,300,000

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715 ACRES overlooking Lake
Guntersville, AL. Subdivided
into 28 tracts, offered separ-
ately & as a whole. Absolute
Auction. May 20. Furrow
Auction Co., 1-800-4FUR-
ROW, www.furrow.com. AL
Lic. #0872.
Estate Auction, 173+/- acres-
divided; Homesites, river
frontage, timber cruise. Col-
quitt County, GA. Saturday,
May 20, 10:00 a.m. 10%
buyer's premium. Rowell
Auctions, Inc.
(800)323-8388 www.rowel-
lauctions.com GAL AU-
C002594.
Executive Estate Auction on
the St. John's River Mort-
gage Foreclosure 4BR/4.5BA
Home On 2 ac Boat house
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BABYSITTER NEEDED to care
for 2.young children. 4- ':
days per week. Ref. required.
Call Valerie 863-697-2181


DACHSHUND, small brown
male, near US 98, in Bass-
wood, Sun., May 7th.. Call to
identify. (863)467-2600.
DOG- Found on Drive In Rd.
Wk/end of 4/28th Small Ter-.
rier. Please
call(863)357-1350


BULL MASTIFF- Male
130-1401bs. Missing bottom
K-9. Vic. E. Palomar & S. Edge
Water 863-673-2113 Reward
DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80.
REWARD. (407)718-0958
DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80. RE-
WARD $1000 (407)718-0958
DOGS, Neutered male chihua-
hua & female beagle In Muse
area. (863)674-0874 or
(239)425-7016.
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1066 AC.
Offered in 18 Parcels
Ranging from
27 to 118 Acres
Great Development Potential *
at Auction Prices
Close to State Road 70 & US 17T'
Less than I Hour from Ft. Myers & Sarasota


BASSET HOUND, Mile 2
years o)'l Frie tI0 .1 od
none 863;76j-4052
CAT- 12yrs old, blk, w/whi
Markings, F, spayed, very
friendly, prefer adults w/no
pets (863)675-6205
CURR & PIT MIX- 7 weeks.
Give away to good homes.
(863)675-2844
FREE GERMAN SHEPHERD
PUPPIES great watchdogs,
all shots. (863)983-5597
KITTENS- 3, Tabby Calico,
Avail. 05/26/06. Not good
for mall children.
(863)467-2474
KITTENS- FREE Lovable.
Ready on 5/23/06.
(863)467-8464



HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERA-
TOR TRAINING FOR EM-
PLOYMENT: Bulldozers,
Backhoes, Loaders, Dump
Trucks, Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators; National Certifi-
cation, Job Placement Assis-
tance; Associated Training
Services (800)251-3274
www.atsn-schools.com.
Teachers Wanted! Over 50
South Carolina school dis-
tricts interviewing at the an-
nual SC EXPO for Teacher
eciruiimenl in Columbia,
.C, June 12. FREE regisirj-
tion-onl nre 3at ww i.er-
ra.org. Sialeide online
teaching application available
at: www.win-
throp.edu/scteach.


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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
Exp'd Plumbers & Helpers
Needed, comnriercial/resi-
'dential, full time starting im-
mediately. Paid Holidays and
vacation. (561)996-1159

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

HEAVY
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
With valid'CDL drivers license.
Please call 863-983-9941
or apply at
2954 Airglades Blvd,
C lewist)rn.
Job Crafters, Inc. NOW HIR-
ING!!! First Class Shipyard
Trades: Pipe Fitters, Struc-
tural Fitters, Structural
Welders. Work in FL, AL
Over Time + Per Diem UP
TO $23./hour. Toll-Free:
800)371-7504 Phone:
251)433-1270 :Fax:
(251)433-0018.
TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDEDIII
Must have Class A CDL.
We have Benefits, Paid
Vacation, Paid Insurance &
Bonuses. Home every night.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street, Okee


Emipo yime
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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

CENTRAL COUNTY
WAIEf 1 r"'IROL DISTRICT
... ... .. is now accepting applications for a
Clubhouse Maintenance Person.
This is a full time position with full benefits.
Must be able to work flexible hours, nights and
weekends, some holidays.
This is a drug free workplace.
Apply in person at the Montura Clubhouse
Located at 255 N. Hacienda Street.
Montura Ranch Estates
Wednesday thru Sunday, 10 am to 4pm


POSITION AVATILARE
CITY OF SOUTH BAY

City Clerk's Department
Administrative Assistant
$12.62 hourly with benefits
Apply at South Bay City Hall
335 SW 2nd Avenue
South Bay, FL 33493
Email Resumes to:
parchmenta@southbaycity.com
Deadline May 12, 2006
at 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Annette Parchment
Human Resources
Director/Deputy City Clerk at
561-996-6751, ext. 14
for more information.

POSITION AVAILABLE
CITY OF SOUTH BAY

Community Development
Department
Office Assistant II
$9.50 hourly with benefits
Apply at South Bay City Hall
335 SW 2nd Avenue
South Bay, FL 33493
Email Resumes to:
parchmenta@southbaycity.com
Deadline May 12, 2006
at 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Annette Parchment
Human Resources
Director/Deputy City Clerk at
561-996-6751, ext. 14
for more information.




Hendry LaBelle Recreation Board is
accepting applications for employment for a six week
Summer Youth Program. Positions available are for
one Program Director, one Assistant Program
Director & several Group Leaders.
Applications must be submitted by
Friday, May 19, 2006.
Job description & applications can be obtained in
the Satellite Office in Clewiston and the Courthouse
in LaBelle in the HR Department.
Veterans preference as outlined in the
Florida Statutes. Hendry County is an equal
opportunity employer. Drug Free Workplace.


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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
May 3,2006
PROBATION OFFICER
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $28,000 $30,000
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIRE-
MENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Probation Officer will be in charge of the Pro-
bation Office and supervise one employee. Serves as a Proba-
tion Officer and Community Services Director, Selectee must
be self-motivated and will be required to work with confidential,
personal information. Must work closely with the Sheriff, Judi-
cial System and Clerk of Court. Must have knowledge of legal
system and some law.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Selectee must have
excellent computer skills and be capable ofopratingofotgfice
machines and be knowledgeable in Microsoft Works, Word and
Excel. Must present a neat and well-mannered appearance and
possess excellent writing and communication skills. Excellent
recordkeeping is essential. Bi-lingual skills are a plus. Must be
able to work effectively with an array of clients. Patience and
steadfastness are a must.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent and a valid Florida Driver's License with an acceptable driv-
ing record.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
CLOSING DATE: June 5,2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann 0i :n
County Managers Office
500 Avenue J
PO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, Fl33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace



Duda Farm Fresh Foods. has several job openings with dif-
ferent levels of experience: fuel truck driver, welder,
mechanic and mechanic' i d-l,"r .' ill i.ur .,h l rl-iljdui
Drug Free Work Place. iy .:o:,riinrinur.r r ilh e..penLen:e
Medical/dental/vision plans, 401K, vacation, holiday pay,
plus other benefits. Apply in at 12255 Hwy 29 N in Felda
person or call for appointment (863) 675-0545 ext.
3135 EOE


Duda Farm Fresh Foods busca un camionero, sol-
dador, mecanico y ayudante mechnico con various niveles
de experiencia. Entrenaniento esta disponible. Sitio iibre
de drogas. Pago a segin experiencia. Planes medico/den-
tal/visi6n, 401K plan de retire, pago de vacaciones y dfas
feriados, mas otros beneficios.
Aplique en persona 12255 Hwy 29 N in Felda, Florida o
llame por una cita a (863) 675-0545 ext. 3135.
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Must have advanced knowledge to troubleshoot,
make minor & major repairs to wiring, motors, elec-
trical components, panels and equipment and PM I
throughout various departments in the plant. Basic
math and reading skills. Available to work extended
shift and days. Medical/dental/vision, company
matched 401K, holidays, vacation, sick, other bene-
fits available. Apply in person at 6007 S. Hwy 29,
LaBelle, FL (863-675-0336 ext/ 3538
A. Duda & Sons, Inc.- Citrus Belle is EOE/Drug
Free Workplace compliant _


Utility Operator / Mechanic
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation has
immediate opening for a utility operator/mechanic with
3 to 5 years experience working with utility systems
including portable water, steam, compressed air,
ammonia refrigeration, and waste water systems.
Ability to pass PFT fit test and respiratory physical.
Also need Mechanic with experience in pneumatics,
hydraulics, screw conveyors, pump repair and welding.
High school or equivalent, shift work and weekends
required. Good pay, bonus, 401 K, benefits, and over-
time.
Contact HR Dep. @ 863-902-4133, fax 863-902-4315
or dmeltonrsoutherngardens.com


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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
May 8, 2006
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $7.25 $11.25 PER HOUR
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIRE-
MENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Operation and routine maintenance of single
axle dump trucks, mowing tractors and associated imple-
ments. Preparing legible daily work tickets, recording time,
equipment and inventory used. Provide safe conditions for em-
ployees and the general public, working with road crews, do-
ing various jobs when necessary. will be required to perform
I )onr 1aurr- u,: ri a.; ~rsov, ran' r lay sod. any other related
and assigned duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be capable of
safely and efficiently operating a variety of light and medium
mjinlerinaiie )rd :orislruclujn equipment. Must have the
jbiliry 10 tir up ic 1i00 IDb. jri have the ability to sit, stand,
walk, stoop, bend; crawl and work outside for long periods in
various weaiher condition Requires knowledge and skill in op-
trjaion and maiTieriance of dump trucks and tractors. Ability
to read and write effectively. Requires a minimum of 6 months
oi oirecily r eljid e-peritere Atbiiir to work flexible hours and
overtime under emergen' y ilualloron
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent Must have a valid Class B Florida Commercial Drivers Li-
cense with acceptable driving record. Screening test for illegal
drugs.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven. Work is county wide.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 am 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday
CLOSING DATE: May 22, at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
County Manager's Office
500 AvenueJ
P.O. Box1018
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


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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


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Apply in person at: 506 S. 1st St., Immokalee, FL
Phone: 1-800-218-0007
The Seminole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace


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The Okeechobee News
is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
Be enthusiastic
Be inquisitive
Be service oriented
Be highly motivated
Be a self-managed individual
Be well organized
Preferably have previous sales experience
Be a good team player
Be able to handle pressure
Have computer skills
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer






OKEELANTA CORPORATION
ACCOUNTANT

Immediate need for an Accountant with a
BA/BS in Business preferred or AA degree
in Business. Must have advanced Excel
abilities. Responsibilities include prepar-
ing monthly and weekly department bud-
gets, monitoring budget control points,
and generating reports.

Must be able to meet deadlines and work
overtime when required, in preparing
budget trends, and provide graph/report-
ing information.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits
package. Qualified applicants should re-
spond to: Okeelanda resume@florida-
crystals.com or fax a resume to
561-993-1605.
An EEO/AA Employee MFVD


POSITION AVAITTARTLE
CITY OF SOUTH BAY

Finance Department
Accounting Specialist I
$12.98 hourly with benefits
Apply at South Bay City Hall
335 SW 2nd Avenue
South Bay, FL 33493
Email Resumes to:
parchmenta@southbaycity.com
Deadline May 12, 2006
at 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Annette Parchment
Human Resources
Director/Deputy City Clerk at
561-996-6751, ext. 14
for more information.






Boom Pump Operators
Moffet Drivers
Dump Truck Drivers
Dirvers Class A & B
Salary commensurate with experience & benefits
including health insurance, paid vacation/sick
time & holidays.
Se hablamos Espanol!

Please apply in person at either location:
K.A. Wallace, Inc., 5610 Division Dr., Ft. Mvers
The Wallace Group, 825 E. Cowboy Way,
Suite 106, 4LaB .EE
orfax resume to 863-674-1164. EEO/DFWP


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


HELP WANTED
ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR- Must have 8 yrs experience with a
licensed contractor.
ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR & LIFEGUARD openings at East
Recreation in Harlem for summer Program. $9-$12 hour.
Applications available & accepted at Sub-Office, Civic Center
and Harlem Office in Clewiston and Personnel Office in La-
Belle. Lifeguard must be Certified/1 st Aid/CPR prior to em-
ployment.
MECHANIC I- Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as an
automotive service worker or mechanic's helper preferred.
MECHANIC I1- 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.
GIS COORDINATOR- for the LaBelle office. Must have Bachelor
of Science from an accredited college or university in com-
puter science, geography, or related field with considerable
experience in the use of Geographic information systems or
8yrs equivalent experience.
The positions are full time with medical benefits, retirement,
sick and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled.
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 Com-
missiopers hR Department.


REDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT
ASSOCIATION

The Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)
is a unique, well established, non-profit organization
that provides quality child care and education for
migrantand rural low income children in 20 counties.
within the State of Florida.
RCMA seeks highly motivated individuals who
possess a BA in Early Childhood Education or Special
Education or Nursing with an emphasis in pediatrics
and child development to be responsible for a full
range of education and health services for infant/tod-
dler, and preschool children. Bilingual in Eng-
lish/Spanish a plus. RCMA offers an excellent benefit
package that usually surpasses other child care insti-
tutions. Competitive pay range between $13.00 up to
$19.50 an hour depending on experience. ,
Send resume to: Lynn Bowen at Lynnb@rcma.org
or to the LaBelle Area Office
551 W. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Deadline: May 15, 2006


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Be Home Every Night!
Big Sign-on Bonuses
All Late Model Tractors
Paid Life Insurance
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Paid Vacatiih & 401(k)
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
(2 Positions, Facilities Mgmt., Belle Glade)

$12.42/hr. Requires HS/eq and 4 yrs. exp. in
building, facilities maintenance, mechanical /
electrical/ plumbing repairs at the semi-skilled
level (1 additional yr. of related work experience
may substitute for HS/eq.) Prefer exp. repairing
maintaining or installing carpentry, plumbing,
electrical orA/C equipment; maintaining, repairing
and/or building in a commercial, institutional or
correctional facility.
Visit www.pbcgov.com for detailed job
description & employment application.
Submit applications/resumes with any Vet.
Pref. doc. for receipt by 5 pm 5/19/06 to:
Palm Beach County HR, 50 S. Military Trail #210,
West Palm Beach, FL 33415. Fax 561-616-6893.
EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)


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Experienced teller needed to
supervise teller line to en-
sure prompt, efficient, and
irii:luliji i, iv:l-J CuIO: ] !
pe smil' a..lA iri i1 III.1 0
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 orfax resume to:
Sheila
PO. Box 1779
Clewiston, FL 33440.
FAX (863)983-5860..

WELDERS,
FABRICATORS
AND ERECTORS
851 S. Elm Street
LaBelle, FL
DFWP

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The good loo ks and space-
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As a sofa, the unit mea-
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As a bed, it measures 86
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Futon Sofabed plan
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Glades General
Hospital,
where rewarding
careers and a bright
future await you...
NURSING
OPPORTUNITIES:
Generous New Salary Structure
* RUN'S -12 HR. SHIFTS
8a-8p/8p-8a
OB-FT&PRN
Med/Surg- PRN
ER FT,will train, new grads
welcome
OR 7a-3p / 8a-4p F will train,
new grads welcome!
RN CHARGE NURSE
FT, Med/Surg, 1-2 yrs. exp in acute
hospital. Leadership charge exp.
preferred.
SHIFT SUPERVISORS
10 & 12 HR. SHIFTS
FT, Prev. exp in supervision, ER
& Critical Care. Leadership
abilities & be a real team player
CNA'S
PRN, Must be currently certified,
one yr. acute care, CNA exp., exc.
customer service skills.
MONITOR TECH
FT, Must be CNA, 1-2 yrs. exp
w/basic EKG interpretation skiUs
and Unit Secretary exp.
ALLIED HEALTH
OPPORTUNITIES:
CENTRALIZE SCHEDULER
Temporary, 2 mos, Requires exp.
working in a hospital/dinic,
familiar with Medical Term.,
Radiology & Respiratory procedures
dealing with admitting, registration,
scheduling, ins. verification &
coding. Must possess exc. comm.
& customer service skills.
SA/P SPECIALIST
FF, 2 yrs. acctg. exp. in hospital/
healthcare exp. Excellent computer
skills (Excel). Duties include:
coding to G/L, watching, data entry,
working with vendors, processing
weekly check ran, monthly A/.
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST
PT & PRN, Must have current Fla.
license in 4-5 lab areas. Previous
hospital/ lab exp.
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
New Grads Welcomel $26/hr.
PRN, requires a CRT, ACLS, NRP,
S& BLS, ability to work all areas,
Neonate thruAdult & ventilator.
RRTpref.
RADIOLOGY TECH
PRN, Must have a FL & ARRT lic.
MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
FT, Must have 1-2 years exp. in
interior/exterior renovation.
Knowledge of electrical, carpen-
try, masonry, painting, plumbing
and tile setting. Cert. a plus.
COLLECTOR
Fr, Excellent customer service and
computer skills. Bilingual
required. At least 2 years hospital
experience preferred. Knowledge
of third party collections and
HMO.
Competitive Salary
& Excellent Benefits Pkg.
Fax Resume to:
561-993-5627
DFWP/EOE/M/F
1201 S. Main St
Belle Glade, L
(561) 996-6571
Li; I. AA 'DI Ext. 222
1. L ,r .
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HOUSEKEEPER: Needed P/T.
In the Bassinger Area to help
Cleaning Windows & Screens,
etc. Call 863-467-4823
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



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Child Care eeded410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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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.
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M/F/D/V


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or fax to: (954)967-3477

Details at: www.semtribe.com


HEALTH CAREDISTRICT
OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
SCHOOL RN NURSE
Position #153-7084
The Health Care District is seeking dependable and motivated
individuals to join our School Health Department. Candidates
should be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State
of Florida, with preference for B.S. in Nursing and experience in
the school setting, pediatric nursing and/or community health.
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 Employmentahhcdpbc.org. EOE,
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Employmen


Employment


PRESCHOOL
TEACHER
S : "- Immokalee Indian
Reservation

HS Diploma & C.D.A. credential, 15
hours DCF training. Ability to meet the
County's licensing agent requirement.
Ability to secure and maintain a FL
Class D License with a "P" (passenger)
endorsement. Fax resume to:
(954)967-3477


Merchandise


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Blcydce- 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Gtasare, Etc. 560
Clothing" 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Lines & Fablos 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furnituve. 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
SuppliHes 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry ; 635
Lamps/Ughts 640
Luggage. 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Suppikes/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 69
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Ielevislonl/adao 715
Tica tsl 720
Toolh 725
TR & Qame ..730
V sRs. 735
Wanted to Buy 740




BED FRAME, Antique, Oak
w/High Headboard & Foot-
board & Side rails. 1800's.
$600. (863)612-0992
Headboard & footboard with
rails. $50 (561)704-3690
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(863)467-1322
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
(863)467-1322


ELECTRIC/PROPANE
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft.,
new. Get ready for hurri-
canes. $750 (239)297-4006
REFRIGERATOR, 15 cu. ft.,
.100 1863)357-1517 aft
6pm
REFRIGERATOR, KENMORE,
2 Door, Upright, Gold. $100.
or r:el oler. (863)983-2872
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
po'ol. matching set, great for
rihop,'mud room, $100/both.
18631675-2404 after 5pm.
WASHER- needs belt $50
12391292-7509
Washer/Dryer, stack set,
$150 i863)357-1517 aft
6pm
Appiances-

COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware. like new, $20
1863)467-8681
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Ken-
more used very littel great
condition, $100
(863)763-7437



BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
31 Marble, shell shaped,
w/sinl & faucet. $30.
(863)763-8548.
CHAIN LINK GATE, 15ft. with
posl & hanging hardware.
$100(239)810-2821
MEDICINE CABINETS (2),
While 3 shelves, towel bar,
mirroed door. 30" x 16".
i10'oul:. (863)763-4098
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.
SHUTTERS- Decorators, Vinyl.
1-pr 12"x24" 2 pr 12"x48", 2
pr 14"x49", Needs paint $25.
for all (863)763-1997
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, All for $25
(863)763-1997


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


The Seminole Tribe of Floridia has .li
opening tl-o an LPN at our Health
Clinic at our Big Cypress Reservation.
Provide ambulatory Nutring services,
Phone triage, Administer meds,
therapeutic treatments & diagnostic
testing. Assist w/transport. Home
visits. Active FL LPN lie. required.
Current BLS certification.
Resume to:
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ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR LOOP EARRINGS: 14 Kt., Sol- CAT- Cute, gray with white
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs. id Gold. Custom made. Paid markings. 3yrs old Neutered N s-
old. Rare items. $1000 all or over $400, Sell for $175 & declawed. To Good Home -3 REUEMST FOR BDE S (
P(863)612UMPSTATION HARDENING, UT
best offer.. 863-824-3358 863)612-0992 Only! $50. (863)634-3841 E a le s N e stM :TIN O
PLATES 12, '94 Betty Boop, NECKLACE, KINGMAN Tur- CORGI PUPPIES, AKC, 8 wks. Procurement Depart ent of the South Fl
Danberry Mint, America's quoise, Squash Blossom Champion Bloodlines. $500. E ta tld3i 0 Gu ubRo est
Sweetheart, mint cond., w/Bear Claws. Very unique. Call (336)909-0740 or email: st tes SFWMDpumpstation2S-135,P toPinclude,inbi
$300. (772)342-1967 $2400 neg. (863)467-8161 michellebell@yadtel.net / ton hardening, pump bearing replacement
A secluded, private office control panel, and to furnish and inst
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS I I NANDAY CONURE PARROT, As ddpi t 'nicatons tower and pre-manufactured con.
1041 Sets) asking $2500 Male w/cage. $160 ranch subdivision CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRESw iplannandp ion ectwi
863)801-4949BED FRAME, Mattress & (863)673-4716 offering beautiful Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & upaing
a Li.sSpring. Full size. Great con- PITBULL PUPPIES, UKC Reg., vistas of pristine An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be heir
edition $75. (863)467-4649 4 wks. Ready to go! Large, natural habitat 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use a.m. at Okeechob eeFL Service Center34972.
I- IRed Nosed. 863-634-5364 af- your land as down payment. Financing bids must on form to the insuctions in
BED SET- Queen, Comforter. trpm for details. Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning available. 863-673-6417 or 561-721-5299 bta a opy Tf ute complete RFB by don
Matching pair shams. Beige RED NOSE PIT PUPS-With homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts. (-w 3mmdxo by purchasing a set for $
background w/florag ELEC MOTORIZED CHAIR- RED NOSE PIT P it (561) 082-6391, or by calling the 24-hoi
backg(863)46 1 Alante', 3s old, cost $5000 papers 8wks old. Ready to Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available. public is invited to attend the bid opbending.
(863)467-8681background Alanfdoral. forst $ g goodhomes. $400 obtained atoure si
new will sell for $1400 go to good homes. $400.13332 CGS 5/11/06
S(863)4472130 (863)801-1236 4i0Bt FfMlto 133O2f3611
rit0 (83)447-210 ( 1 130( )Smoker Craft, 16', tilt trailer,
ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel SHIH TZU PUPPIES, male & trolling motor, 35hp Merc., FORD BRONCO '95- 4x4, GLAESCOUN, FLOR
BEDROOM SET Daybed Sonic Pride Mobility, elec. lift. female, small, ready 5/12, lWALTERS-SCHRADER 77 ready to fish, $1800. $2500 or best offer PROBATEDIVISION
chest drawers, drese Excellent cond., hardly used. $300.(863)7638028PA NC 772-468-8306 (863)467-7428 (863)467-2139 CASENO.2006-CP-34
chest of drawers dresser ..........
hutch & mirror. $300 $1150neg. (863)675-2596 SOCIETY FINCH- Brown & DAVBREIS KELLERO
(863)447-1136 SCOOTER, Electric, Rally, Ex- white Good foster parents. R a 0 DA VIDM .KELLER,
cellent condition. Brand new $18 (863)357-3639 IEtt Deceased R,
BEDROOM SET, 5-piece, baby batteries. $1000 or best offer. ALLEGRO MOTORHOME, BEDLINER for Ford F150 NOTICETOC
girl. Solid wood, white & pink. 863)74-1823 RILL, Cordless, BlackOnan, Generator, ice cold air, shrtbed, exc. cond., $200. NOTCETORE RS
Good condition. $650 email: RILL, for camping or live-in. (863)634-1772 Theadministrationof theestateof DAVID
audreykylie@yahoo.com WINCH LIFT power operated mDecker, 18 volt. New in box. i for camping or live-in. he MORRIS KELLER, a/k/a DAVID M.
for mobility chair. Like new, Paid $89, Asking $49. (863)824-87465900 Chevy truck bare cab and KELLER, deceased, whose date of
DINING ROOM SET- Pecan ta- $400/best offer. SOLAR PANELS (12), for hot (863)675-0104 COACHMAN CATALINA 1995, short bed. 1985 with title, death was February 15, 2D6, and
ble w/3 leaf's, seats 4-10, 6 (772)342-1967. water heater. $600 orwill PRESS: $150. Business Places 26 Ft., Like ne Low mileage. $150 72)359-2923 or social ecuit Number i
chairs, buffet & hutch. $550. water 0 DRILL PRESS: $150. Business Places -new. i 86346 400-22-5918, is pending in the CircuitL
(3)9chairs, buffet & hutch. $550. 'separate. (239)810-2821 S 1005 $16,000. or best offer. Call (863)476-5401 Court for Glades County, Florida, Pro-
(239)822-5955 LaBelle (863)763-9527Sale 1005 $16,000. or best oer. bate Division, the address aof which is
(239)822-5955 LaBele Commercial 863-634-5914. DRIVE ON RAMP- you must P.O. Box 10 Moore Haven, Florida
DINING TABLE, Glass top w/6 -- GENERATOR- Coleman Pow- Property Sale 1010 COLEMAN SUNVALLEY 1982, remove and haul $125 33471. Thenames and address of
chairs. $575. (239)537-4253 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE S ermate., 2500w, 5hp Briggs Condos,. A/C & Awning (Both New'04), (863)467-4328. thepersonal representatives attorney are
ENTERTAIfrom home. *Medical, *Busi- & Straton eng. New condi- Townhouses Sale1015 propane stove, pressure water ENGINE 3208 Caterpillar set forthbelow.
Armoire style. $400 ness, *Paralegal, *Comput- SOLAR PANELS- 7, large, tion $200.(863)763-1501 Farms Sale 1020 pump.$1400.(863)4677905 Remanuactured. Like new. erss having claims or demand
(863)447-1136 ers criminall Justice. Job Make your own heating pool PRESSURE WASHER- Sears, Hues Pr erty 10 DODGE'78, Working gas stove $2500.(863)673-5852 orf ts
placement assistance. system $175. or will separ- 2000PSI, 6HP engine, $100 Investment and refrigerator, inside lights (863)612-5413 three months after the date of the first
greenseon aft is notice mont file their
MEXICAN BAR Light green ter provided. Financial i te239)394-7005 (863)763-7989 oeer Sale 035 work. Good o on. $2000 Heads and four barrel intake t is et ir
wood w/ overhead stem if qualified. Call Property Sale 1035 work. Good condition. $2000 Heads an-d four barrel intake ,laims with this Court WTHIN THE
I holerd $ 0 ( f2121 www. nli- -Land Sale 100 irm.(863)675-6511 for small block Chevy. $150 LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
(561)704-3690 neTidewaterTech.com. Lots Sale 1045 WINNEBAGO '85- Motor (863)467-7415 THENOATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA
SOpen House 1050 home, 26', V8, sips 8, very HYUNDAI EXCEL 1990, For DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
RECLINER LOVESEAT- Like BEER KEG FRIDGE, $50 Out of State good cond, 62K, $10,000 or ts. No title. Ask $200 NOTICEORTHIRTYDAYSAFTER
new, Leather, Pd $1500 Will (863)763-8548 SEWING MACHINE- $25 Property Sale 1055 best offer (772)284-1194 (863)675-2598v.msg. THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
trade for nice Day Bed & Gold TARP- Roll up for Motorhome (239)292-7509 Property Inspection1060 All other creditors of the decedent and
Chain. 863-357-2233 Okee. or RV. 19', Very good cond. READING A Real Estate Wanted 1065 -RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" x persons having claims or demands
ROCKER, Bone, $20. $125863-697-2724 Resort Property 7 1/2", brand new, never on agint the estate of the ecedent
must file their claims with this court
bROCKER, DBone, ^$20-. $125.863-697-2724 m II NEWAPERMAKE Sale 1070 truck, asking $950. WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
(863)467-4095 THERAPISTS WANTED- LI- YOU A MORE INFORMED Warehouse Space 1075 YAMAHA 550 '87, Wave Run- (863)697-3865 DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION O
CENSED SLPS in Miami- Job Crafters, Inc. NOW HIR- D Waterfront Property 1080 ner w/trailer, runs good. $575 THIS NOTICE A
ROCKER RECLINE, Blue, Dade and Broward counties. INGIII First Class Shipyard AND INTE~STIN6 (863)674-0874 or TIRES & RIMS (4) 8 Lug Alu- ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
god condition. $25 Bilingual a plus. Per diem & Trades: Pipe Fitters, ruc- PERSON. 25-7016 minum w/19.5-44-16.5. TSL FEDWILLBEFOREVERBARRED.
(863)467-4095P Bilingual a lu Prce & Trad Fitters, Ttruc- PERSON. 239)425-70116 NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOO
(863)467-4095 T. Bilinguals Inc. Child & ural Fitters, Structural Boggers. $1700 or best offer. SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
Sleeper-Sofa-Queen, Castro Parent Services, Welders. Work in FL, AL CL(863)990-5544 cE NTS) AR TE MOR AFTER
Convertible &7-ftcouch. (866)696-0999 x122 Over Time + Per Diem UP jowondernewspoper CLEWISTON, WOW, Water- .TIRES-275/45/20" 20 64 Ea- BAREDe firstpub n
$250.Willseparate. www.bilingualsinc.com. TO $23./hour. Toll-Free:more front 3br, 2ba, ac, Fenced, HONDA AGNA 1985,700 gle/hrome rims/spinners 4,200
LaBelle239-822-5955 WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy 800)371-7504 Phone: new roof/dock. 5 min from GC's, 6 Spd., Runs great! paid $2500 asking $1500
SOFA, Sectional, 3 pc. Tan Direct and Save! Full Body 251)433-270 FaxWalmart. See & make offer! $2000. or best offer. firm (863)634-8511 eveonly person byAtman
Sofa + Oversized swivel chair units from $22 a month! 251)433-0018. $169,500. Possible owner fi- (863)675-0596/673-2025 UTILITY BED, lift gate, '82 Okeehoee, Foa 43
Round Coffee & 2 End Tables. FREE Color Catalog CALL POOL TABLE, American Heri- I e nance of down payment. YAMAHA ROADSTAR 1600 Chevy truck, all apart. $400 or CONELY&CON beeoA.
$1800. (239)537-4253 TODAY! (800)8421305 tage, Blue Felt Top. $1200. (WAC) (863)8050272 2002,26Kmls., Excellentcon- best offer or trade. PostOficeDrawer1367
www.np.etstan.com. 786-229-8822 or J & S ESTATES- 11 yr old edition w/extra's. $5,500 or (863)674-0375 Okeechobee, 5rida 34973-1367
YOUTH BED $40 ,, 863-674-4050 I .= S TE 1 od6 36
(863)674-1727 863-674-4050 frame house 2BR/2BA, w/gar best offer. Call 863-763-1380 y:TomW. Conely, Ill
(863)674-1727 REEL- Penn 4400 SS Open 500 sq ft. Rec. room, Pool, or 863-447-0127 or email One man's trash ls anoth- FloridaBar#096482
in face reel. Like new. $40. Christmas Trees 745 Steam cabinet, Sauna cabinet carlzachsam@hotmail.com er mans tPeOs5'e.Tn Tii 130745CGS5/4,11/06
GUITAR- Bentley, 6 string, (863)635-3382 Farm Equipment 805 Treadmill & Weight equip your trash to ieasMe
With hard case. A-i condi- Farm Feed.Products 810 $155,000. Broker protected. with an ad i e cass- IN THE CIROUIT COURT OF THE
BOWFLEX EX mint d. $ 5-Farm Miscellaneous 815 (772)597-6158 or sds. TWENTIETHJUDICIAL CIRCUITOF
BOWFLEX EXTREME, mint lton. $150 (863635-3382 iFarm Produce 820 (954)801-6158 FLOIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY
cond., w/al accessories, RTLaBelleUnit ATV TIRES & RIMS, Blackwa- DIVISION
$800. (239)324-2335 m Farm Services PORT LaBelle: Unit 4 CIVIL DISION
$800.L AUDIO 55 COMPONENT Offered 825 Move In Tody! ter, Yamaha, rear, mounted. CASE NO: 2006-274 DR
TREADMILL, VitaMaster, JL AUDIO 5.25 COMPONENT Farm Supplies/ Newly r dnearschis. Great for mud! $150 for both. DODGE RAM 1500 '95, Needs INRE:THE MARRIAGEOF
R od p tr SYSTEM, Brand new, Model Services Wanted 830 Large yards, New S/S App Call Rick. (239)410-3784 some work, has new tires & MICHARTWICK,
Runs good. 1.5 hp motor, up C Rfront body worke $2000 CaPlcner/Husband
to 8 mph. Incline. $250. COPIER-Konica 7033, comm. VR525CS. $225 Fertilizer 835 4/2 @$175,000.or ATV TIRES & RIMS, Sand body work $000 Peiiner/Hand
(863)675-0104 with 3 drawers, duplicator, (239)340-1369 Horses 840 3/@ $142,000. Shark, Yamaha, rear, mounted. ELIZABETHLEEHARTWICK
sorter, collates, little used, Landscaping Call owner: 863-673-5071 Great for sand! $150 for both. FORD F100, '83, auto, air, Plai'ntiWife
WEIGHT BENCH, like new. 2 $2500 neg.(863)763-1550 ev m Supplies 845 cshdz 04@earthlink.net Call Rick. (239)410-3784 300ci, new tires, two-tone AMENDED NOTICE OF SUIT
people can work out at same DESK Large, oak. $100 or Lawn & Garden 850 blue, $1500. (863)697-3306
time. Used 3 times. $600 TOKLrivestock 855:bue
(ti Used 3 t7 best offer. (863)467-6943 TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote Pd Livestock 855 FOUR WHEELER, 110 Rocketa TO:Ellzabeth LeeHarlwick
(863)674-1727 or best$1000. Asking $175. or trade Poultry/Supplies 860 BMX. $1300 or best offer. FORD F250 1989, 6 cyl, 4 Resdencenknown
SrOFFICE CHAIR, $75 or best f r1000. Ary tiia l Seeds'/Plants.' (863)634-5176 sp, needs' dJir lribulr, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Pei-
.n i6r -,3;, .F-J694J3 (f 3)6J4-92 T r 'ua Flowers 865 MONTURA RANCH ESTATE GO KART er. tion for Dissolution of Marriage has
fte(8636-03~0 01.25 ia Fora al By6 Owner, 2 s (863)634-3055 Okee. been iled against you and you are re-
S I :WIDESCREEN HDTV 51" Mag- 1wner roll bars, great shape, $600 'uired to serve a copy of your written
SWIDESCREEN HODTV 51" Mag- ~ .$55,13) ( ,56 993588 firm. (863)634-8828 days or FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp, defenses, if any, to it on Thomas
CERAMIC DISHES Like new, navox, only 18 mos. old and m"055,40 i99358 (863) 63-4132eve's. runs & looks good, $1700. MoroomeEsquire, Ane forP-
worserfct..iioner,wose address Is .0. Box
5-piece place settings for 9 ARIFICAN GRAY- 1 yr old, works perfect. $600 firm. (863)763-6747. 1510, Bele Glade, FL 33430, and file
matching glasses. Blue earning to talk. an be ha- 863)528-3211 5pm to HORSE, 8 yr old. Gelding ISUU HOMBRE in le te
&white. $35 (863)763-8149 died. $500. (863)634-9228 upm Good horse, great w/kidsin Mobl H spd., very good cylond,.,a, c5 a tyerCou, Rtida o lbufoe Magin
Moving must sell. $2000 or anti-lock brakes, $2500 firm. 2oos oerwise, a judgment against
b 2you may be entered for te relief de-
best offer. (239)633-3649 !' (239)324-2335 mandedinthe Petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
SADDLE, 15", tan roughout NISSAN- '94, Red, Chrom Law Rules of Procedure, requires
new rawhide stirrups & new -....... ....- wheels, Bed liner, hitch. certain automatic disclosure of docu-
WeaverSmartCinch. $200 Mobile Home- Lots 2005 Automobiles 4005 Needstransmission. $500. m andormaton. Failure to
(772)263-1178 Mobile Home Parts 2010 Autos Wanted 4010 (863)675-1490 celuIng dismissal or striking of
Mobile Homes Rent 2015 pleadings.
SADDLE, Bob Marshall, 15.5" Mobile H s Rent 2 Classic Ciears 4015 1 WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
treeless barrel. Chocolate Mobile Homes Sale 2020 Commercial Trucks 4020 S i l iy 4CourtonApil 19,2006.
suede. 2 mos. old. $750 neg. Construction CLERKOFTHECOURT
(772)263-1178 lI f'? Equipment 4025 FORD EXPLORER '01, 5 spd., B:s.Hammond
oileH eForeign Cars .4030 Pioneer CD/radio, p/w, p/l. Ex- PUTYC133504 CLERS 5/K,18,25K/6
S ale2 0lFour Wheel Drive 405 cellent condition. $5500 or133504GS5/11,18,25;61/06
nGRANDMA'S GROVE in heavy Duty Trucks4040 best offer. (863)467-4680
GRANDMA'S GROVE in Parts Repairs 4045 IN TE CIRCUITCOURTOFTHE20TH
.111EAD ILaBelle. 5th Wheel RV Mobile Pickup Trucks 4050 iit HUDIL CU IN AND FLORID
HENRY COUNW FLORIDA
JOHN DEERE GATOR- 6x4, Home w/Florida room at- Sport Utility 4055 GENERALJURISDICTIONDIVISION
elec dump bed, motor just tached. $7500 (239)303-0741 Tractor Trailers 4060 CaseNo.200)6-73-CADivGKC
tuned and serviced $1995 or email dwill98(earthlink.net Utility Trailers 4065 ARMY CARGO TRAILER- 5 ton
(863)673-1042 Vans 4070 M105 single axle. 900x20 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Mobile Home,'93, need some tires. $700. (863)675-1490 THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE
MOWER, 5t. Bush Hog finish, inside work, $3500. FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF
Excellent condition. Side dis- (239)657-4122 I STE 2006, 7x16, En- COUNTRYWIDE MORTGAGE B4ACKED
charge. $1100 or best offer Autom obiles 4005 closed, Rear Ramp, Dual Axel, SECURIES SERIES 2003.R4,
(863 697-3008 SELLSTATE PRIORITY REAL- 4 brakes. As New. $4800. .Paintiff
TY NETWORK, INC, LAKE- $500 Police Impounds, Cars (863)675-4565 JOSsEJ.OVALLE, eta.,
H^ Ifl FRONT 3br, 1.5ba, Cover from $500! Tax Repos, US SEMI TRAILER For storage, D
Li5 carport & porch. New carpet, Marshal and IRS sales lCars, 45'. You mve. $300 NOTICESHEREBYGIVEN pursuant a
flooring & fresh paint $85,000. Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, (863)467-7415 Summary Final Judgment of Foreco-
CALVES: Shots, Wormed 585 Tammy Rd. Clewiston. Honda's, Chevy's and more! sure Including Award of Attorneys'
$200 &up.AlsoCows:Young Owner will consider financing For listings Call TRAILER, 16 ft. long, 14 ft. Fees and Costs dated May 006,
S&Healthy. $400&Up. with qualifying terms. Natacha (800)425-1730 ext.2384. loading space, 7 1/2 ft. wide, GKC of the circuit Court of the 20th
.: ii Will Deliver. 863-235-0838 Lug o (239)410-0331. r 2 toolboxes, loading ramp. J Circuit i and for Hendry
St E Kfax#239-573-3438 Se Habla CHEVY BELAIR-, drHard $600(863 ouy, R)675-4706 odds where THE BANK OF
REspanol Great. $7500. or best offer. TRAILER, plywood deck 4x8, WDE MFCORTGAGE BACKED SNTRE-
Se ais 863-634-9368 tires 4.80 x 8,1 7/8 coupler. GCURITES SERIES 2003-R4 is the
$80 (239)357-5984 Plaintlff and JOSE J. OVALLE and
"'." -ecreaiion 'CHEVY BELAIR- '60, 2 dr Hard $80 (239)357-5984 NANSi OtVALLE his wife; SOHERWOOD
Top, 283 eng. Runs & Looks HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC. a
'''.Great. $7500. or best offer -.T E LOTPEZ and JANE DOE,
863-634-9368 N/K/A MARIA CARBAJAL is/are Defen-
'> 'r 905 CHEVY LUMINA 1990 VAN dants,iwillselltothehighestandbest
Apartments 905 CHEVY CAPRICE WAGON '89, Needsbody bidder for cash, at the second floor
Business Places 910 Boats 3005 Immaculate & Runs Wonder- $O oor N ey es a dwa rto s
commercial C /RV 3010 ful. $220. (865)963-9683 (863)357-1430 Labele, Fonda in the City of LaBeile,
_r. Property Jet 3015 Florida at 11:00 A.M., on Wednesday,
I_ __* -. '' "Condos/ Marine Accessores 3020 CHEVY NOVA76, Runs go50od. DODGE GRAND CARAVAN nhe 31st day of May, 2006, thetfolow-
9'1 Townhouses Rent920 Marine M ellaneous 3025 Needs a paint239)503-5131 '97- wheelchair ramp auto, sadmmary R dment of Fore-
--..- / *,^l oFarm Property Motorcycles 3030 amon fullyy equipped closure Including Awar of Attorneys'
Rent 925 Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER '87, $7500(239)292-7509 ees and Cots, to o i-
S .. House Rent 930 318 engine. Real good running VISION, according to the Map or Plat
i '\ Land-Rent 935 condition. Only asking $500. i tIl thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5,
S. Resort Property (863)612-0657/61 2-54 13 Page 127, in the Public Records of
R-. '; ^ 5.... Rent 945 [95 lSUN Mb ev Home havingPuvii t
Roommate 950 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 Identificaton Numbers of
Rooms to Rent 955 AIR BOAT HAULLS- 2, Fiber- V6, auto, good shape, needs I FLFLS33A16819SU31 and
Storage Space glass. 1 comes with trailer, transmission, $400. IFL LS33168198U31 and dTde Num-
Rnt $1000. All offers considered. 2396574348 hers of 71638732 and 71638733,
Rent (863)824-0505 which is permanently affixed to real
(6 ')24055LINCOLN TOWN CAR '95, GAPEtt A ntdaar May 200.
RetAIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull, Super deal, great gas mile- BARBARASTLbC
"r 65hp Contenental + 2 extra age. $2500 (863)763-8149 eg N e 5 BR TR en
Motors & hub Like new Wood or(863)610-0270 DeputyCerk
3rOD $3500. 863-673-1963 0035$... DENIS M. ROSENTHAL ESQ.


NISSAN ZI0USX'Yb, 5 spd. in ADORNO&YOSSLLP
BASS BOAT- '85, 17'.7", 150 good shape, clean inside, runs i II c2525 Ponce e Leon Blvd.
OFFCE PAC E Evinrude, Rebuilt approx 1 yr great, only needs a starter. SoeMiami orida33134
ago, 30hrs. All orig. $2500. $1800 (863)673-4736 Jeff. NOTICE (305)460-1100
L (863)634-4818 PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93, Notice is hereby given that on In accordance with the Americans with
., HOUSE BOAT New paint job. Needs trans- 05/27/2006 at 11:00 AM at FORT Disabilities Act, persons needing a
Build To Suit- 66ft, Paddle Wheel, mission. $300. KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com- special accommodation to participate
Rope,-Bui ToSut- scic $8 ( 6 -29 merce Drive, LaBelle, FL, In this proceeding should contact the
Repo, sacrifice $8000. (863)467-2894 863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT Senior Deputy court Administrator
(406)628-2181 in LaBelle. KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub- whose office is located at the Lee
Up To 10,000 SQ. FT. (406)628-2181 PONTIAC SUNFIRE- '99, 4 cyl, lic Sale by competitive bidding, the County Justice Center, m 3112,
Jet Boat, Project, 22ft., Bies- Auto,Clean, Runs Excellent, personal property heretofore stored 1700 Monroe StreetFort Myers, Fled-
Belle Glade Area meyer, 454 engine, recondi- First $1600 withtheundersigned: 863-675-1025 da 33901, telephone number
Belle GladeArea meyer, 454 engine, recondi- rst $113 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
tioned. Matching galvanized (863)532-9700 467-1547 Nuben Anna Cuggin A-5 D) or 1 (800) 955-8770 (V), via
trailer. $9700 (863)674-0898 TV,washer, dryer, misc.item Florida Relay Service, not later than
(863)64-089mmpo rtmnI.I Joyce Nucamendl 12 seven i days lplsrtohw proceeding.
IMAKO 224 '81 Cabinet, chair & misc. items 133374 CGS 5/11,18/06
The most5i1mportant 82MA 4 '81 Rhonda Smith K-27 & K-28
20 md ay w/YAMAHA 200'90 engine TV, misc. items
20 m inutes of your day A & -On Trailer'81 AUTOWANTED: Chance LamidnJ-0IICE
S m in y r y $7500 (239)823-2587 Looking to buyAntique Car/ Washer, misc. items .LocketStorae
Convertible / Truck. Please call Martina Perez 738 500 South Sag Gabl
PLtee r d ASTCBATn v(954)561Mattresesses, Boxspng, misc. items Clewiston, FL33440
is th e tim e sp en t re ad ing T, ft., 2-man, (954)561-2776 S LorliSnyder 39 863-673-0662
swivel seats, live well, bat- Sofa,table&chairs, mattresses
tery box & galvanized trailer.ll Shirley Mason J-62 Contents of the following units
ELDERLY PROFESSIONAL &$galvanized5traiWeelSh items will be sold n MaU 20, 2006
w ith yo u r c h ild fro m GENTLE MAN:Oishes to rent 5 (863)635-5550rJohnne Bkwot M-3 9 000 AM
room In Clewiston area w/quiet PONTOON- 28', 50hp John- suzanne Ralston 707 Unit 30,31
b ir h to a e n ine family. Does not drink or son, New deck/carpet. Great CHEVY TRUCK '96- 4x4, Misc.iems Amanda CYress
b irth to a g e n ine smoke. Call (239)443-6765 or cond.$3200. (863)467-1720 $2500 or best offer B'""a sNelso K-2C 73 ndistFL
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PGRADES AND MAINTENANCE,
Y, Florida
orida Water Management District, B-1
m Beach, Florida 33406, will receive
e on Thursday, June 8, 2006 for the
ut not necessarily limited to, pump sta-
and pump reconditioning, supervisory
all a 185 foot self supporting commu-
crete equipment shelter in accordance
includes site work, concrete, structural
rical work, electronics, controls and
d on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:00
North Parrott Avenue, Fish Eating Bay
For directions call (863) 462-5260.
the RFB. Interested respondents may
loading It for free from our website -
$52.00 at the above address, by calling
ur BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
Information on the status of this so-
www.sfwmd.gov.

IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
IICTORIANO VAZQUEZ
nd AMARILIS VAZQUEZ
Plaintiff
is. Case No.: 06-194-CA
IUAN F.MOLINA and NUBIA MOLINA,
is wife and MARIA M. QUINONES and
FERNANDO E. ZAMORANO,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
Quiet Tile on the following property in
Hendry County, Florida:
Lots 12 and 13, Block 26 of Montura
Ranch Estates First Subdivision ac-
cording to the Plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39 of
the Public Records Hendry County,
Forida.
Has filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of our written
defenses, if any, to it on Elizabeth A.
Merceret, Esq., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 1800 West 49th
Street, Suite 332, Hialeah, Florida
33012 on or before 30 days from the
date of first publication of this notice
and file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
Answerdue April 15,2006.
DATED on the 9h day of March, 2006.
As Clerk of the Court
By/S/R. DeLaCruz
As Deputy Clerk
128456 CGS 4/20,27;5/4,11/06
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Barron Water Control District Board
of Supervisors will conduct a PUBLIC
HEARING and meeting at 10:00 a.m.,
Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at the office
of the Distrct, 3293 Dellwood Terrace,
PortLaBelle.
The purpose of the public hearing and
meeting will be to adopt a final opera-
tion budget for fiscal year 10/1/06 -
9/30/0A 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 is open to the public.
Mark Colbert, Chairman
130576 CB/CGS 5/4,11/06
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
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to 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 (ORN) DOOR
Vin#1G6EL12Y8VU615260
2003 FORD (RED) UTILITY
Vin#1FMRU17W43LA23209
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Glenn A.
Smith
863-983-3508

1)Home Improvement Business!
Established Home improvement business
and convenience store on 2.5 acres. Fully
equipped and permitted cafe ready to be
opened. Located near the Clubhouse in
Montura Ranch. All fumiture, fixtures, equip-
ment and inventory included. Be your own
boss!!l Call for Glenn @ 677-1441 for more
information. MLS# 200530488
2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home
Oversize Living Room with Cathedral
Ceilings. Large open kitchen and formal din-
ing room. Large rear deck with built in bbq
and gazebo. Must see at $124,900 ML5#
200540984
Seminole Manor 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Mobile
Home. Walking distance from Clewiston
High School and Clewiston Elementary
Schools. Home has been remodeled, roof is
only 1 year old. Great price in a great loca-
tion. MLS# 200636722
4) Investment opportunity" 13 Acres of
Producing Orange Grvel High and dry with
Irrigation from ordering canal. Additional
acreage available. Call Glenn @ (863) 677-
1441 for appointment
5)Lake Viewl 3 br/2 ba mobile home ('05
Fleetwood) in Sunshine Lake Estates. 15 x 15
screen porch overlooking the lake Open
kitchen with large pantry and breakfast bar.
Must see @$129900 MLS# 200630432
6) Montura Ranch 1.25 acres reid for your
new home. 1 can help you with the entire
homebuild;ng process Call me at 677-1441
for details.


Sarah A. CharmaineA.
Williams Montgomery
863-2286867 863-697-0189
83266se Habl Eqal

1) Montura Ranch Estates Larg-' 11_ use 20 Acres
Hom ,-lrw fr1tI 25 Absolutely Perfect for your
acreIL~jti~,fLNG club dream home. 20 Fenced Acres
hase on Haciend./ pond. Lots of 10 year old
house on Hacienda. Need-, .aoie pines w/ some oaks. Priced
work but will not last long at below recent sales. Will Go
$199,900 MLS# 200528863 Fast! Only $409,900.00
2) Moore Haven River Gardens 2) US 27 5 Acres
2 Home lots ready for your new Looking for the impossible?
home. Corner lot for $55,000, Opportunity seldom knocks
Inside Lot for $50,000 or both twice 5 acres on US 27 on
for $1,000! the Palm Beach/ Hendry
for 100,0001 County line Over 937 feet on
US 27 for easy access priced
3) Ridgdill Subdivision 2 Water right for a quick sale @ $275K
Front Mobile Home Lots available Don't let this one get away!
immediately! Cleared and ready
for your new home. Will not last 3)Moore Haven River Gardens
long at $55,000 eachil 7 Lots Available. New
Construction In Growing Area.
4) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 acs. on Build Your Dream Home Here!
Riviera St. Reduced for Quick Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
Riviera St. Reduced for Qthepond 0'$62K
Salell $74,900 MLS#: 200604536 their Blvd. near the river
@$68,000.00
5) Need Space? Over 2 acres Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8
in the desirable Flaghole $58,500.00 each
Community. Mobile Home needs Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
some work due to hurricane @$60K
damage so it is being sold as is. 41.Ma..9.trBa ch. Ese.
Great location, and very nice 125 N.Kennel Reduced $39,995
property MLS# 200636527 735 S. Palm $49,000,00
property LS 200636527 30 S. Shetland $52,500.00
770 S, Shetland $44,900.00


Maribel W Sam J.
Gonzalez W Walker

561-722-7347 863-677-1013
Se Habh Eynol
The Summer of '06 will be a fun- tire Just Outside of Town' FlIee*c ood
with the sparkling pool that comes home w/ a 24'x30' shop on a beauti-
with this 4BR, 2-bath set amidst flow- ful 1/2 acre. Make an Offer
ering shrubs and colorful plantings in
enviable North Side of Clewiston. With Flaghole!!!! Oak trees, paved drive-
its spacious rooms, bar area, and way, 5' fence, & pole baron 1 acre
oversize lot you will vacation every lot. Almost forgot the beautiful
day for the price of an ordinary home: re modeled mobile home! Listed @
$305,000.00 $169,900.00
Good O1' Country Livin' will be yours as You won't want to miss out on a
theownerofthis3BR2Bathseton 1.25of deal like this! 2003 4bd/2ba dou-
the prettiest acres you will ever see in blewide on 2.16 acres. Property fea-
Montura Ranch Estates. There's even a tures a second mobile home, large
Jacuzz tub in master bath, and afireplace steel building and storage sheds.
in family room. it's just waiting @ $245,000.00
$1S4,900
Definitely Not Nice, In fact it's a 2 Country living at its Best! Home sits
Bd disaster F lr'd it may just on 35 aIflf/-nrletl ef
be livable. Ar, l l can buy this "'" ma i de on l l .i nr
doublewide mn le in Seminole Ilrfnrmalticll
Manor for not nmuch more thanl the lot
value at $e the lot The Best 1.41 acre lake front lot in
Montura 105 Pinelake Ave. Call for
The Great Escape Off a country lane showing $77,900.00
In Montura Ranch Estates on 1.25
acres sits a doublewide mobile home Now must be the time to buy your
on a corner lot with bedrooms 2 Montura Tract. I list, show and sell
bath, There's ajacuzzi tub in master them. Call for information or an
bath and a fireplace in family room. It appointment.
can, be your family's haven for just
152,000s have for just 5 Acres in Pioneer w/ steel building
1 5 000 $215,000.00
Why Pay high space rents when you New Listing and it is going fast!
calln inr bt llll' b tath 'u 2,246sqft. Home on .6 acres located
pdruubljaJi lfj(.1i:e in Clewiston's beautiful Ridgeview
S ,a.. .. lt a Estates. Offered @ 5279,900.00 Call
$ 900, for showing.
$79,900.


Cathy S. Ashley Enrique 3 Jerry W. Charles
Garcia P. Wood Acosta Smith H. Kehm

863228498 863-228-1132 305 586 561-261-3444 305-968-2242
Se Habll Espanol Se Hbl Espanol
ver% spacious2001 manufactured Hidden Tranquility! This Just Reduced! 3BE 2RP. rNice 5 wooded acres in Ladeca. Want to Own a Business? Check
home on he lake, a all theromKept,Many Frut Trees New ..- $1 50K this Out! Established commer- ,
are lookingfor. Monura home is a must see Horseshoe Ac, @ $139.9k cial upholstery business and
several walk-in closes and vba v re lav for the nature lover seeking Don't Let This One Slip Away! Montura Ranch Estates property $250K
ing/dining area. This home is being peace and quiet. Beautiful lot 2bd/ba on huge lots in 2.5 Acres in Montura $85Kof Paradise!
offered at $124,900. filled with fruit trees is fenced Horseshoe Acres. Bring all offers. Own a Piece of Paradise!
filled with fruit trees is fenced Seller Motivated $165K 2.5 Acres in Montura $90K Beautiful building lot/invest-
Oak Trees Line The Driveway! 3bd/2b and ready fdryour enjoyment. New Listing! Mlontura Ranr,. 5 Acres in Pioneer $179.9K ment property in Port LaBelle
Oak Trees Oine The Driveway! 3bd/2ba A^F Ired O "Esrt Flb FnTI^^ $4g.9K Reduced for Quick
MH w/ full open deck on front to sit in yu Offered at $139,900.00. Call Esa 2.5 acres Montura, fenced Sale
rocker. Home sits on 1 acre of land In Today! LFenc de 9n2.5 acres in Montura, fenced Sale775 C Rd.
ncNew Listing 3bd/2ba CBS92.5K
Flaghole. Home has tile & hardwood floors Get ir wh.le you can Won'[ La c ri the kids & dotinThis i g 3bd/2b CB Co t
throughout. Recently remodeled, 5ft What a Deal! 2bd/2ba MH w/ Long! 107.7K Briglot.e kids & dogri homes i In 72 Lo NE
fence around property, and pole barn In lexta ot, *Included in Got Land? Looking for develop- aoo & fenced $319,000.00 i b h ss
back yard. Get you hands on this beauty extra t land 28 ac in LaBelle pool & ence A little piece of Heaven!
for$16g,500.00 Purchase Price* Partially fur- ment land? 28 acs., in LaBelle Aolittlecpie1e,0f.0ea1en!
for 169,500.0 Purchase Price* Partially fur- Ranchettesl Priced to sell fast @ New Development! Call me Out! $225,000.00 Beautiful two story home with
nished & squeaky clean! 55 & $34K per acre for sky valley lots. New Residential Listing on aicasean
Come See This Little Piece Of Heaven in older community. Reduced Need Some Space? Spacious 5 wooded acres in Pioneer exclusive Ridewood Ave spiral staircase and wood
The Country! CBS House on 5 acres In again to $119,900. 4bd/2ba doub wide MH in Plantation on paved road ask- 3bd/2ba on half an acre. floors. Big backyard with boat
Flaghole 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, Montura. Split floor plan, living 49K Possible owner financing avail- access to the ulf ad direct
screened Lanai, 960 sq. ft. garage, loadedroom, family room, too many ing $1 49K Possible owner financing avail- access to the Gulf and direct
with Oak trees 415,000 d Looking for Land? Look No extras! Hury, won't last Ready to move in! 3bd/2ba able. Contact me for details & accesstoLakeOkeechobee.
wFurther! 50+ acres located in Motivated Seller! Only 5159K manufactured home in Moore showing. Home on one acre among oak
Gone Countryl 2bd/ ba CBS home with a Highlands Co. Call for details! 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 orstarter home? 2bd/basingle 30 Acres f pasture and room, n aa.l... r. on granite counter tops. Property
available on W, Obispo The roof Is brand wide MH in Montura RanchEstates 30 Acres of pasture and roo a-on
available on W. bspo. The roof s brand Check this out! 3bd/2ba MH fenced and on paved road. Only woods $755K Coi .A 'f p could be used as a Bed &
new! Home Is being offered at $165K in Md is $84.9KH ert ,'II1 Breakfast. Detached workshop
cie lnes. New Listing! lNew ting! Core Haven of shno ppr ine Ouse can easily be converted for an
JUST REDIUCED!!' absoluiely Care Hom i w/ tain 1995 doublewide 3bd 2ba, $220,000.00 New Listin I Ranch Lake additional living area for a Bed
.r i. ''.l>B lIT HfiI ne New Lingl Ranci Ldkenea n
.J,,n 4, h faI. great tloor plan. Place is split floor plan, master bathroom Estates oore Haven 2 & Breakfast.
.... i nd has immaculate!$108,500.00CaEmincludes garden tub w/ separate Building
nd as immaculate! 108,shower property fenced and has Call me for vacant Building Lots Side by Side
a,1e ..... i-ra-e P..ome is horse fenced area, also next to a land Lots or acreage. $30,0000. each $SS ,000 O0
bir, g offtri.ld fo S3l .500 canal. $124 900.00 _lan_________.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDING THE CITY OF CLEWISTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Notice Is herby given that the City of Clewiston shall hold a public hearing before the Planning and Zoning
Board acting as the Local Planning Agency on Monday the 22nd day of Mal, 2006 commencing at 5:30 p.m., at the
City of Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Ave., Clewislon, Florida 33440. The purpose of this public rearing is
to consider changes to the Evaluation and Appraisal Report-based Comprehensive Plan Amendments of Clewiston,
Florida and to transmit the amended Comprehensive Plan to the City Commission. These revisions and updates are
for the following Ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-05
AN ORDINANCE OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA BASED ON ITS EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT
INCLUDING AMENDMENTS TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP, THE TEXT OF THE FUTURE LAND USE,
TRAFFIC CIRCULATION, HOUSING, SANITARY SEWER, SOLID WASTE, DRAINAGE, POTABLE WATER
AND NATURAL GROUNDWATER AQUIFER RECHARGE, CONSERVATION, RECREATION AND OPEN
SPACE, INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION, AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND CONCURREN-
CY ELEMENTS; TO REVISE AND UPDATE THE EXISTING GOALS, OBJECTIVES, POLICIES, AND DATA
AND ANALYSIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANDATES SET FORTH IN CHAPTER 163, FLORIDA
STATUTES; ADOPTING AN OPTIONAL ECONOMIC ELEMENT; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMITTAL TO THE
STATE LAND PLANNING AGENCY; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE AND SEVERABILITY CLAUSE,
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Furthermore, revisions have been made to the map series, particularly the Future Land Use Map in order to
respond to the recommendations of the City's Evaluation and Appraisal Report of the Comprehensive Plan. These
revisions may affect property values.
A copy of the proposed Amendments and the Adoption Ordinance shall be available for inspection on week-
days between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Deputy Clerk, City of Clewiston City Hall, 115
West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed amendments.
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISIONS MADE BY THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS, AND HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH
RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
The proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments shall apply to all property within the incorporated areas of
the City of Clewiston as depicted on the map.


The City of Clewiston


Mall Chamness, Mayor
Clewiston, Florida


HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
READING A REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ANNUAL FINANCIAL AUDIT SERVICES
Sealed proposals for Annual Financial Audit Services will be received by Highland
IN EiSPAPR Glades Water Control District, 324 Royal Palm Way, Suite 300, Palm Beach, FL
33480, on or by: JUNE 2. 2006 No Later Than 4:00 RM,
IHL YOU All sealed proposals that are timely received will be publicly opened. Proposals re-
HELS Y ceived after the cut-off date and time will not be considered. The District is not re-
sponsible for the U.S. Mail or private couriers in read to mail being delivered by
GET INVOLVED I a specified time so that proposal canbe considered.
SCOPE OF SERVICES' Highland Glades Water Control District Is soliciting the
services of an independent certified accounting firm to provide annual exter-
THE CO UNITY nal Independent financial auditing services to the District beginning with an
audit of the financial statements of the District for the fiscal year ending Sep-
tember 30, 2005. The District desires the auditor to express an opinion on the
fair presentation of Its basic financial statements in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles.
i The Request for Oualifications is available for pick-up or will be mailed or transmit-
S' lted electronically to your office upon request.
Contact: HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
324 Royal Palm Way, Suite 300
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Telephone: (561) 655-0620
Fax: (561) 65-775
Attention: Charles F.Schoech, District Counsel
Swonderf The District reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals, to waive Informalities,
land to readvertise.
newspaper BY ORDER OF HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
iedf Shae 133448 BELLE GLADE SUN 5/11/06
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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida
Statutes, the following applications) for permit have been re-
ceived for projects) in Hendry County:
Vic Prevatt Construction Inc (Borrow Pit) 5791 Staley Rd, Ft
Myers, FL 33905, has submitted Application 060322-15 for
modification of Water Use Permit 26-00760-W to dewater on
50 acres of undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn
from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in
Section 15, Township 45 South, Range 28 East.
Cotton Brothers (Cotton Citrus) 261 S Taft Blvd, Clewiston, FL
33440, has submitted Application 060327-18 for renewal of
Water Use Permit 26-00383-W to irrigate 172 acres of agd-
cultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from Lake Okee-
chobee and the project is located in Section 12, Township 44
South, Range 32 East.
Ascot Development LLC (Caloosa Lakes) 10175 Six Mile Cy-
press Pkwy, Ste 2, Ft Myers, FL 33912, has submitted Appli-
cation 060323-12 for an Environmental Resource Permit for
507.2 acres of residential lands. The water will be dis-
charged to the Caloosahatchee River and the project is locat-
ed in Section 1, Township 43 South, Range 28 East.
Resource Conservation Properties Inc (Murphy's Landing)
9990 Coconut Rd, Ste 200, Bonita Springs, FL 34135, has
submitted Application 060328-4 for an Environmental Re-
source Permit for 130.74 acres of residential lands. The wa-
ter will be discharged to the Caloosahatchee River and the
project is located in Sections 29,30, Township 43 South,
ange 28 East.
Moreno Farms Inc (Felda Grove) 3605 SW 149th Ave, Ste 8,
Miami, FL 33196, has submitted Application 060403-13 for a
Water Use Permit to Irrigate 97.5 acres of agricultural lands.
The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and
the project is located in Section 17, Township 45 South,
Range 29 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or sub-
mit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing
proposed agency action regarding the application by writing
to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm
Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests
must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of
publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this applica-
tion. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to
remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected
persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed. agency action by submitting a written
request there for after reviewing the staff report.
132341 CGS 5/11/2006

SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ANNUAL FINANCIAL AUDIT SERVICES
Sealed proposals for Annual Financial Audit Services will be received by Shawano
Water Control District, 324 Royal Palm Way, Suite 300, Palm Beach, FL 33480,
onorby:JUNE9 2006 No Later Than 4:00 RM,
All sealed proposals that are timely received will be publicly opened. Proposals re-
ceived after the cut-off date and time will not be considered. The District is not re-
sponsible for the .S. Mail or private couriers in regard to mall being delivered by
a specified time so that a proposal can be considered.
SCOPF OF SERVICES: Shawano Water Control District s soliciting the services
of an Independent certified accounting firm to provide annual external Inde-
pendent financial auditing services to the Distrlct beginning with an audit of
the financial statements of the District for the fiscal year ending September
30, 2005. The District desires the auditor to express an opinion n the fair
presentation of Its basic financial statements In conformity with generally ac-
cepted accounting principles.
The Request for Qualiications is available for pick-up or will be mailed or transmit-
ted electronically to your office upon request.
Contact: SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
324 Royal Palm Way, Suite 300
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Telephone: (561) 655-0620
Fax: (561) 655-3775
Attention: Charles F Schoech, District Counsel
The District reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals, to waive informalities,
andtoreadvertise.
BY ORDEROF SHAWANO WATERCONTRQL DISTRICT .
133448 BellesGlade Sun 5/11/06


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hg.r 0an at on Yome En hne ommoun el a a esutl of Ia d use in yo r homeS pomtg. If You asu olnceme IaOut eleva ed lead leves a Your horms ms e
you may wish to have your watoe tasoeLd a sh your tap lor 30 seconds to 2 misofes before using tap wcteB Addsar Intormaton is e-aJla fl rom te Safe Drislnn
0be den1fi0d and removed. replaced or aduced 0
Tme souroas ol 0onisno water (both tap wated ble Pgisd wctor) Includb ryers, hlas, steamas ponds, reervois, springs, and wells As wator tavels over 5he sur-
presence of anmls or hom human acty.
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(A) 6r0oba0 coofatats, suc0 h s viruses and baCta0, wI.ch may come reom sewage 0tameon poant0 spg systems, ag0nc00 ural Bvetc ope(o0 ns, and
(8) tIoorga0oi ortam0nants, s 0c as salt and met0ls, wt0ch can be nItray occuwa. ng or resul. from urban atorm-wat" O nod Indesral or omespc wa00ewate0 01 is-
charge. oil and gas poduton, mimni, or rarmg.
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t order to ensure toa tap w0ae Is easae to 0 r.,0 tm e E0 prsrbs rglat00 ., ws e e 0,o0 00 n c ta n e p e Ch0 l -
ta (Sn T he Food ad1 Drg An s n (FA) resulsions estapbosh m8lt0s for ntm lnants I O ar080 whnteh muA t p0rovde tnia san0 Pi a bltoe from c healf ng
Drndng wte, iuntld wat, m reaonly be eecsd tocontain la srll mount s of sio eita s Teucofotanas doe
n acssalIndic thae water a haalo risk. More In omaan ar coctia n daihsamlta tra oaY gmen et
rotcich n Atheenmy Suafe DMangrtnnt Hoine t n1-8w00-426bpub479s1.
Some peoplemay be more vnera to conr anin In dng water than teneralpopson. Imm -comp isedpersons such aspersonsth
und0roIng chemoheapay, persons whroave e0one o 0an tr pn, pole w HW/AIDS oroherImrune systemnaooe. some eld0riy.W an fa.nbe
patUcty at risk from in cns. Tse people shuds advice about d og waer from their cre peM EPACDC guidelines on appropmas
lessnm a e rsk ol inecsan by Cryptosporirn and other rclof ga cfa .0 are ava VS1abl from the sae Drkng Wate Hoine (80-426-4791).
Sauth Shorn Water Assocaron En wools lka you to demarstand he eforts we make to contonauY Improve nhe war trealmnnt process arid Pr our wateo
resources. We are committed to In in t quit of your water, you have any utnons or concern bout Lth nintoin vd, please feel rei to ll ( 863)
983-2323 or any other numbers listed In tns report.
Pirem Rtou r ol Water Hl a un D o?
If during rrian or unoreseen cs, our water sytem loses power a wter essur, we issue a rcaunary wate no to our cuomes. Wa
pressure keeps unhenally pollutants 1rm entedng tha underground pIpes that bring donking wamte to your house or business. Wn hen pressed Is lost contminants can
see into the ppe. Tismlt alowpatogeMs (dsease-cauelng ers) Inothe watetihat cancauseinss Ion dnks orprepas tood or berages wt l So, as
Sprbcauton. ll Importat o disolnfect lap water tm o nl y bace or ruses that may av ethe wat.
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of (. shaks 0t. 0nd let i0 stand for 00 rninut0s. There should 0 be a slgt choindne Pod Use common household b10ch 0ma has 6to a6 active 0 ngred0en0s. Use food grade
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Sare Is taken not lo swasw or 0l0lw water In eyes or nose or mouth. C0ld0r8 and dlbd Idvdlals should ha t1r a010 s0pris0d to ens water is n Ines-
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meris from fmelr eguatory age.r.
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Citrus farmers help reduce nutrients in runoff


By Patty Brant

"A day without orange juice is
like a day without sunshine."
We've all heard that. It's one of
Florida citrus' most famous adver-
tising slogans. Perhaps the only liq-
uid more important to Florida is
water. But how do citrus and water
affect each other? Are these two liq-
uid powerhouses compatible?
They are competitors for the
state's water supplies to be sure -
supplies that are becoming more
stressed by pollutants and demand-
ing populations everyyear.
The citrus industry has been a
major factor in Florida's economy,
along with other agricultural crops.
Perhaps citrus, though, says "Flori-
da" louder and clearer than any
other agricultural commodity.
Although there were groves
deep in South Florida as early as the
1890s, the citrus industry really
became established in the Lake.
Placid area in the 1940-50s.
In the five-county Gulf Citrus
Region, including Hendry, Glades,
Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties,
citrus accounts for a total of
169,386 acres. The vast majority
(93,155 acres) are in Hendry Coun-
ty. Collier has the next largest
acreage in citrus, with 34,878; fol-
lowed by Charlotte with 20,183,
Lee with 11,067 and Glades with
10,103 acres. The number of citrus
trees planted in each county is stag-'
gering: (1,000 trees) Hendry has
14,298.1; Collier has 5,101.1; Char-
lotte has 2,998.9; Lee has 1,640.9
and Glades has 1,549.2. The region
accounts for about 25 percent of
the state's citrus production,
according to the Gulf Citrus Grow-
ersAssociation.
As Florida's #1 cash crop, citrus
generates about $1.5 billion in rev-
enue statewide on approximately
800,000 commercial acres.
Citrus is just one of the many
competing interests stressing the
state's limited water resources. As
two of the area's top experts in
water, Dr. Sanjay Shukla andDr.
Edward A. Hanlon of the University
of Florida Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Services (IFAS) Southwest
Florida Research Center in
Immokalee agree that everyone
who uses water in Florida must
share in the "pain" to solve the
problem. That "pain" will undoubt-
edly include costs as well as
changes in lifestyle.
In this part of the state, the
Caloosahatchee Watershed keeps
the water flowing.
A watershed is an area of land


that water flows across as it moves
toward a common body of water,
such as a stream, river, lake or
coast. From central Florida, water
flows southward, moving through
the watershed to the Caloosahatch-
ee River and from there to the Gulf
of Mexico, providing life giving
water to the land, animals and
humans alike.
All groundwater in Caloosa-
hatchee Basin drains to the river
eventually if not evaporated or used
by plants. It carries with it nutrients
and pollutants that eventually also
end up in the river if not removed
beforehand.
Dr. Hanlon is a professor of Soil
and Water Science at the IFAS Cen-
ter. He's been involved in the study
for 22 years. Dr. Sanjay Shukla has
been an Assistant Professor in Agri-
cultural and Biological Engineering
there for six years.
The two men agree that the
problem of supplying fresh clean
water for all of this area's needs can
be solved, but the answer will
come only if we all change the way
we think about water and are will-
ing to pay the cost to protect it.
For citrus growers, that cost
now includes implementing Best
Management Practices (BMPs).
Just a few months ago, a system of
BMPs for the Gulf Citrus area was
established. It is the third citrus
BMP area to be set up, following
Indian River and Peace River. A
cooperative effort of multiple cit-
rus-related groups including Gulf
Citrus Growers Assoc., IFAS, South
Florida Water Management District,
Charlotte Harbor, Farm Bureau,
Florida Citrus Mutual Fresh from
Florida and National Resources
Conservation Services came
together to forge the system of vol-
untary procedures. These BMPs are
a set of scientifically-scrutinized
methods aimed at improved water
quality, which are economical for
the grower and produce practical
results, Dr. Shukla explained.
Growers' operations were visit-
ed by a BMP committee of IFAS, the
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services and the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection.
They explained the options avail-


Special to INI/Florida Archives
This photo from 1916 shows oranges being transported to
market by water. Boats traveled the Caloosahatchee River to
collect the orange crop from area groves.


able to each and made suggestions
to customize BMPs for their individ-
ual operation.
These BMPs look at four areas:
Water Management
Erosion Control and Sediment
Management
Pest Management
Nutrient Management
Once a grower signs off on the
document, they are presumed to
be in compliance with regulations..
Therefore, if a problem exists with
water quality, growers who have
not yet signed off on it will be
looked at first as the possible
source of pollution. The burden
will be on them to show that their
runoff is not harmful to the environ-
ment. This monitoring is costly and
time consuming, making it much
more attractive to growers to sign
on to these environmentally sound
practices.
BMPs handle water quality by
keeping water on the farm or grove
for an extended period where it is
filtered through the soil several
times. It then can be used again by
agriculture or be diverted for urban
uses.
The integration of BMPs into the
citrus industry is an important step
forward. "BMPs are "useful com-
mon sense techniques that are
directed at enhancing and protect-
ing water quality," according to
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services Commis-
sioner, Charles H. Bronson.
Although agriculture gets much
of the blame for pollution, Dr.
Shukla said Florida's farmers actu-
ally do a very good job of cleaning
up the nutrients they add to the
land. BMPs are just the newest part
of that.
Agriculture also gets tagged as


being a heavy water user, possibly
because citrus and cattle are the
largest land area in Southwest Flori-
da. However, according to Dr.
Shukla, about 40 percent of the
total water used to irrigate citrus
returns to recharge the aquifer a
similar percentage as irrigation
water from row crops. He points
out that it's an important way that
agriculture serves society.
Irrigation water filters into the
soil, and is purified as it makes its
way to the ground water, ultimately
to supply water for everyone. In
fact, open areas of all types, known
as critical groundwater recharge
areas, help water return to the
aquifer. That doesn't happen in
urban areas, where the land is
"protected" by concrete and
human structures and water runs
off.
Most citrus operations in the
Caloosahatchee Basin use
impoundment areas (storm water
impoundments, reservoirs and
farm ponds), a requirement of
South Florida Water Management
District that helps prevent down-
stream flooding.
Dr. Shukla is putting forth his
idea that water from these
impoundments could be used to
irrigate crops and sold to water util-
:ities, reimbursing the landowner
for costs incurred. In that way, they
would become integral parts of the
water utility system.
These impoundment ponds are
a maximum of two feet deep, stor-
ing an inch of stormwater, and are
situated all over the watershed.
They are effective in cleaning our
water, Dr. Shukla explained. Hold-
ing water on the land is a benefit
because it stays in the watershed
longer and results in better quality


water through natural filtration.
Known as the distributed reservoir
concept, it adds no cost to society.
They are already there so growers
don't have to invest funding to put
them in or take more land out of
productive use, and local govern-
ments won't lose land from their
tax roles.
Currently, test cells for the C-43
Reservoir just west of LaBelle, are
under construction. This reservoir
is not intended as a water source,
but is to hold water to minimize
discharges, overflow and surges
downriver to the estuary. Such
reservoirs have a high construction
cost to the taxpayer and take land
off tax roles.
Runoff which is stored in
impoundments before being even-
tually discharged into a swale,
ditch, then a canal and the river has
environmental benefits similar to a
wetland, eventually discharged into
the river. By the time it gets to the
river, most of the sediment has
been retained in the impound-
ment. Dr. Shukla admits he has no
data on water quality going to the
river from impoundments at this
time, but a large percentage of the
nitrogen and phosphorous it car-
ried has been filtered out by that
time. Water that still contains phos-
phorous and other nutrients can be
reused on crops.
Dr. Hanlon's idea is not to divide
agriculturists, urbanites and envi-
ronmentalists. We all need to learn
what is best for the entire system,
he points out, adding that discharg-
ing runoff down the river is not only
a waste, but can be harmful to the
environment. Instead, that water
could be sold for urban use, utiliz-
ing Dr. Shukla's research and
changing the way we think about
water.
Dr. Hanlon's concept involves a
closed cycle, much like the rain
cycle water falls from clouds as
rain, is absorbed into the ground
and eventually ends up in the
ocean where it evaporates back
into the atmosphere.
In Dr. Hanlon's cycle, runoff is
stored in agricultural impound-
ments for an alternative water sup-
ply program. The runoff is filtered
naturally through a series of
impoundments. It would then be
collected at a water purification
facility. From there some will be
returned to the impoundments for
agricultural use or go through addi-
tional treatment for urban use. (See
graphic of Dr. Hanlon's concept.)
Detention/retention ponds may
also be used for mitigation of


endangered species.
A pilot study is under way now
for the Okeechobee Basin, Dr.
Shukla said, in which will pay
ranchers to save water.
Dr. Hanlon sees pitfalls in some
other proposals for water manage-
ment. He cautions that we need to
make sure short term answers
don't cause a problem in the long
run. By 2050, he said, water supply
plants are expected to draw from
the Floridan aquifer, which is
brackish/saline and requires the
use of expensive reverse osmosis
to clean. Instead, he reasons, we
should think ahead and use water
filtered naturally through a system
of ponds that would make its way
over time down to the west coast,
or could be pushed along faster
through a pipeline. Dr. Hanlon is
sure that 'water harvesting for agri-
cultural lands is the ticket." "It's
cheaper. It's natural. It makes
sense," he points out, adding that
such a system might need pumps
and a filter system to actually work
as utility company infrastructure.
Using water as a commodity,
providing an additional capital
source for farmers, could drive the
system, he feels.
Dr. Shukla believes everyone in
the watershed area is part of the
problem, and therefore needs to be
part of the solution. He believes we
should "keep agriculture in agricul-
ture" the more of the Caloosa-
hatchee Watershed that becomes
urban, the less is in agriculture and
wildlife which can actually improve
the state's water situation. He feels
growers should be helped to meet
the challenge of a clean environ-
ment using changing regulations
while remaining competitive.
Ron Hamil, Executive Director
of Gulf Citrus Growers Association,
points out that the citrus industry
has survived hurricanes, droughts,
freezes, diseases and financial
downturns. The industry is facing
increasing pressures to practice
ever more environmentally friendly
conservation methods and is tak-
ing positive actions at a more
sophisticated level of environmen-
tal leadership. BMPs, he said, can
save costs to growers and result in
higher productivity.
Drs. Hanlon and Shukla point
out that development exacerbates
water problems, saying everybody
relies on groundwater but not
everybody recharges the ground-
water the way agriculture does.


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