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National Night
on Crime
National Night on Crime
Committee will be meeting
on Monday May 22, 2006 at
noon, at the Belle Glade City
Hall Conference Room B.
Organizers are asking all
interested persons please
come and join us during the
planning. The event will be
held on August 4, 2006.

GART meeting
set for May 19
The Glades Area Recovery
Team (GART) will hold their
monthly meeting on May 19,
from noon to 2 p.m. at the
Workforce Development
Center, .1085 South Main
Street, Belle Glade.
Items on the agenda
include an update of the
Long Term Recovery
Activites: Case Management
update, CRWRC In Belle
Glade status, Tri-City Meeting
(April 24, 2006), PBCLTR
Meetings update and FEMA
Update.
At 12:45 p.m. the agenda
calls for a discussion on the
Hoover Dike situation. The
team will also discuss fund-
ing issues.

Adult Role
Models needed
.Are you interested--in-.
becoming an Adult Role
Model?
The Glades Community
Development Corporation
(GCDC) in collaboration
with Planned Parenthood of
Palm Beach and the Treasure
Coast are recruiting parents
for the Adult Role Models
(ARMs) program. Through
the ARMs program, parents
are trained to conduct work-
shops for other parents onr
how to talk to their children
about sexuality. Parents par-
ticipating in the program will
be paid a stipend for com-
pleting the ARMs training
and for each 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 appli-
cants, are strongly encour-
aged to apply. If you have any
questions or need further
information, please feel free
to contact Roselyne Florvil or
Autrie Moore-Williams at the
Glades Community Develop-
ment Corporation (561) 992-
9500. Come learn how to
help your community and its
youth! Thursday, May 18,
2006, Pioneer Terrace-200
Dorothy Wilford Circle-
Belle Glade, 6 to 8 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.


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Classifieds ......19-23
Obituaries 2 .........2
Opinion . . .4

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Pahokee studies water issue


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
PAHOKEE "We know we
have lousy plumbing, what are
we doing to fix it?" asked Mayor
J.P. Sasser.
At the May 9 city commission
meeting, city officials discussed
the increasingly problematic
water system.
When Public Works Director
Jim Vaughn got up to retrieve
something from his office near-
by an old, weathered pipe,


rusted and oxidized and held
it high so that everyone could
see, the commission realized
exactly what they was up
against.
According to City Manager
Lillie Latimore, a number of
years ago, the city estimated that
the cost to repair and modernize
its aging infrastructure was $80
million, a figure that seems
quickly headed toward the $100
million mark and that amount
is for only 50 percent of the total
infrastructure.


With the regional water plant
coming online in a few months,
city officials are now interested
in correcting the issues with the
system.
Several projects have focused
on the more necessary repairs
throughout different sections of
Pahokee, but Ms. Latimore still
believes that 80 percent of the
city's infrastructure is in poor
condition and requires immedi-
ate attention.
To fully understand the con-
dition of the water system, city


officials say there are plenty of
areas where the piping is as old
as the city itself. The pipes are
bright orange from the deep
oxidation.
The City of Pahokee ordered
the installation of new water
meters to be placed at all resi-
dential and commercial proper-
ties within the city, a million-dol-
lar project, but the
implementations do not address
the rusty piping running under-
neath much of Pahokee.
The meters can identify leaks


in specific areas, but not all of
them, and then when leaks are
identified, there is only so much
that city staff can do to perma-
nently address the problem.
A study two years ago,
revealed a loss of about $75,000
primarily from leaks, without tak-
ing into account the water that is
not regulated by meter such as
water used by the fire depart-
ment. The figure serves to under-
score the extent of the leaks.
See Water Page 12


Juvenile dies




in shooting


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
BELLE GLADE A juvenile
was shot in the head and killed
after a heated argument in
Belle Glade May 7. Police are
investigating the details of the
case and are looking for the
suspect believed to have been
the trigger man.
According to police, the
juvenile, a Hispanic male, had
been arguing with an unknown
black male late Sunday night
just before the shooting, the
incident which seems to have
triggered the deadly results
moments later.
Witnesses say the victim got
into.his car as though he was
leaving West Avenue A. When
he made a u-turn to get back
onto Fifth Street, the suspect,
who was standing next to a
light pole on one of the street


corners, opened fire.
Police say the suspect fired
his weapon four times. The
suspect shot once, and when
the car came closer to him,
kept firing, according to Sgt.
Detective Calipto Gonzalez.
One of the bullets struck the
victim in the head. After the
suspect had fired the last of the
shots, the victim's car contin-
ued rolling ahead, coming to a
stop after hitting a nearby
building.
Emergency workers called
in to respond tried to revive the
victim, but later learned that
the bullet that hit him had
apparently killed him instantly.
After scouring the area for
evidence, police found another
bullet lodged on the side of a
building across the street, and a
See Shooting-Page 12


Chamber director


says goodbye


The children in the Street Beat program displayed their
talents in front of a full crowd last week.


When he had the opportu-
nity to, help the community,
Mr. Jackson took up the cause,
leaving the school system in
1996 to start Street Beat. Mr.
Jackson was the band director
at Lake Shore Middle School
when he made the decision to
establish the program.


"What we try to do is fill
that need in the after-school
time," said Mr. Jackson,
adding that the program
reaches approximately 100
students.
The showcase has become,
See Street Page 12


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
PAHOKEE After 13 years
serving as the Pahokee Cham-
ber of Commerce executive
director, Alice Thompson says
simply, "It's time."
The director, who
announced her plans to retire
last year, will be finishing up
her job May 31, ending a career
that has seen her grow to
become one of the most recog-
nizable faces in Pahokee.
When asked why she is
leaving, Ms. Thompson is hon-
est in her answer: to spend
time with her husband and her
grandchildren.
Ms. Thompson will stay on


in the role of treasurer of the
chamber board,, but she
expects that the appointment
will only be a temporary one.
Alice is confident that the
board will find somebody to
replace her with the drive and
the energy she says the job
requires. With tourism in the
area seemingly on the verge of
taking off in a big way, she says
there needs to be somebody in
the role of executive director
with all of the right qualifica-
tions to help the city move for-
ward.
"I feel it's time for some-
body younger," she said last
week in her office in Pahokee.
See Director Page 12


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
BELLE GLADE For the
0oung men and women partic-
ipating in the Street Beat pro-
gram in South Bay, Thursday
night was the opportunity to
demonstrate exactly how
much they had learned under
the guidance of their mentors.
The dances were impres-
sive, the steps at times mirror-
ing those of a professional
dance groups, and the effort
and determination was there.
intermixed with the music and
the display.
On the eve of the program's
ten-year anniversary, the annu-
al showcase was especially
important to program founder
Ken Jackson, who stood close
by to spur his students on.
The program, based in
South Bay, has grown to expe-
rience much success. Serving
the youth of Belle Glade and
South Bay, was the simple
dream of its founder.


Corps works to


address worries


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
PAHOKEE Representa-
tives with the Army Corps of
Engineers on Friday told resi-
dents that the dike bordering
Lake Okeechobee, which
serves to hold back one of the
country's largest inland lakes, is
not as imperiled as some have
been led to believe.
Citing a report released
recently that caught the atten-
tion of Governor Jeb Bush for its
directness, prompting a rapid
response from the state and call-
ing attention to the possibility
that the levee can fail during a
storm event, officials with the
corps said the matter was "in
hand."
Col. Robert Carpenter, visibly
vexed by what he said were


poor choice in words in the
report, admonished its authors
for the panic that may have
resulted. He insisted that the
Corps is moving forward on
making repairs to the dike and
said he is confident that the dike
will not fail.
"This dike is safe," said Col:
Carpenter at a press conference
in Pahokee "It is not going to fail
anytime soon," he said. Though
the dike has its share of prob-
lems, the corps has been hard at
work addressing those prob-
lems.
"Should we be concerned?"
he asked, "Absolutely."
With one of the authors of
the report sitting a few feet from
him, Col Carpenter said he was
most disturbed by the report's
See Dike -Page 12


INI/Jose Zaragoza
In a Friday visit, Col. Robert Carpenter with the Army Corps of Engineers and Represen-
tative Mark Foley tried to ease residents' worries over the safety and health of the dike
around Lake Okeechobee.


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Street Beat: Demonstrating their best


The Sun/Jose Zaragoza
Local students performed a variety of artistic routines at Street Beat's annual showcase,
held last Thursday at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in Belle Glade.

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work that nurses in the area do. The luncheon was sponsored by Hendry Regional Medical Center and the Hendry Coun-
ty Health Department.


Obituaries Graduation


Charles Weaver Potts
Charles Weaver Potts, 67 of
Belle Glade, Fla, formerly of
Cashiers, NC died Thursday, May
11,2006.
A native of Cashiers, NC, he
was the son of the late William
Nicklos Potts and Elsie Evitte
Potts. In addition to his parents
he was preceded in death by a
sister, Stacy Obear Potts and
seven brothers, Bob, Marvin,
Wade, Arthur, Gene, Don and
Doyle.
Mr. Potts was a retired broker
in agriculture.
He is survived by two sons,
Nicky Potts of Franklin, N.C. and
Timothy Potts of Clewiston, Fla.;
three daughters, Vicki Rhodes of
Franklin, N.C., Lisa Rudd of
Clewiston, Fla. and Trisha Johns
of Bonifay, Fla.; one brother,
Davis Potts of Greenville, S.C.; 12
grandchildren; four great-grand-
children and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral service was held at 2
p.m. Monday, May 15, at Yellow
Mountain Baptist Church. Rev.
John Rogers and Rev. Keith Ashe
officiated. Burial was in the Potts
Cemetery.
The family received friends
from 1 2 p.m. Monday at the
church.


Pallbearers were Roy Potts,
Curly Potts, Robbie Potts, Smoky
Buchanan, Elson Jamison and
Harley Evitte.
Memorial donations may be
made to the Yellow Mountain
Baptist Church, c/o Warren
Evitte, 34 Mill Creek Road, Cul-
lowhee, NC 28723 or the Ameri-
can Lung Association, P.O. Box
27985, Raleigh, NC 27611.
Macon Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences available
at
www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Margaret Wilkerson
Margaret Wilkerson, 74, of
Moore Haven, died at her home
May 8, 2006.
She was a loving mother and
wife, and will be sadly missed by
her husband Jack; sons: Lavanda
(Brenda), Leroy (Sue Ann)
White, daughters Mary (Terry)
Blount, Janice (Bill) Peterson,
Brenda (Grady) Sullivan; thirteen
grandchildren and several great
grandchildren. She was preced-
ed in death by her grandsons
Jackie Lynn Peterson and Aaron
Lee White. Pastor Bill Peterson
and Pastor Joe Web officiated.
All arrangements were by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home of
Clewiston.


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Sanchez graduates UF
with honors
Matthew Clay Sanchez gradu-
ated "Summa Cum Laude" from
the University of Florida's College
of Journalism and Communica-
tions Saturday, May 6, 2006. Dur-
ing graduation ceremonies held
in the Stephen C. O'Connell Cen-
ter in Gainesville, Matt was one
of eleven students who received
their B.S. in Journalism to gradu-
ate with highest honors. He also
earned the "Magazine Writing"
award at the College of Journal-
ism's annual awards dinner.
Sanchez served as editorial page
editor and as a columnist for the
"Florida Independent Alligator"
in Gainesville and is a free-lance
writer for "Bass Player" maga-
zine in San Mateo, California. He
was also named to the UF Presi-
dent's Honor Roll, given to those
receiving a perfect 4.0 for the
grading period.
Mr. Sanchez, a 2002 valedicto-
rian/graduate of Glades Day
School, plans to spend the sum-
mer in Gainesville before leaving
to further his education at Har-
vard Law School in Cambridge,
Massachusetts. He is the son of
Julio and Judy Sanchez and
grandson of Joe and Mert Clay-


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INI/Jose Zaragoza
The horizon on U.S. 27 in South Bay Monday morning was dense with smoke and ash from
a fire nearby that burned at the 29,000-acre Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area in south-
west Palm Beach County.


Submitted to INI/Division of Forestry
Division of Forestry planes dumped 7,200 gallons of fire retardant on a 45-acre wildfire Sun-
day afternoon in Indian River County. Smoke closed down a portion of 1-95 from Highway 60
to County Road 512 in Sebastian as firefighters battled the blaze.


Wildfires rage throughout Florida's natural parks


By Lorna Jablonski

A thick haze hung over much
of the Lake Okeechobee area
Sunday as smoke from various
wildfires blew into the area.
As firefighters battled to bring
a 45-acre wildfire under control in
Indian River County, another ignit-
ed in the Kissimmee Prairie Pre-
serve State Park just north of the
Viking properties in northern
Okeechobee County. That blaze
burned nearly 1,300 acres of Flori-
da dry prairie before being extin-
guished Sunday evening, only to
flare up again Monday morning.
The fire raged in a remote north-
western area of the park inacces-
sible by road, which made it even
more difficult to battle.
The fire northeast of the lake
took place in Indian River County.
Forty acres burned in an area
from Highway 60 to County Road
512 in Sebastian, and closed Inter-
state 95 for three hours. The road
was closed due to smoke issues
which created visibility problems
along the busy highway. Accord-
ing to a press release from the
Division of Forestry, several spot
fires jumped into the median of
the highway, but were quickly


extinguished. Crews battled the
fire for four hours, building eight-
foot wide fire breaks along the
road to contain the fire. Eight
homes were saved due to the col-
laborate effort of several-fire
crews.
On the southern side of the
lake, Palm Beach County firefight-
ers had their hands full in at least
two different areas. They contin-
ued to battle the wildfires at the
Rotenberger Wildlife Manage-
ment Area in southwest Palm
Beach County and another further
south off U.S. Hwy. 27 in an area
known as the Holy Lands, near
the Broward/Palm Beach County
line.
"There is zero visibility along
U.S. Hwy. 27 near South Bay and
south to Broward County," stated
Lt. Doug Manger of the Belle
Glade Fire Department. "We're
fortunate that most of the land is
in crops. It's really bad out there
right now. Every morning we
know we will be out there battling
wildfires." He went on to explain
that the fires are causing more
than just fire damage. "We are
receiving a lot of asthmatic and
respiratory calls and many traffic
accidents due to low visibility,"


stated Lt. Manger. "Between these
fires down here and the ones
burning in Indian River and north
of Okeechobee, it is no surprise
that the smoke reached into
Okeechobee County," said Lt.
Manger.
Melissa Eunice,.wildfire miti-
gation specialist with the state
Division of Forestry in Stuart, stat-
ed that a cold front coming into
the area Friday would bring dry
air and strong, gusty winds,
increasing the fire danger.
"Hopefully, we will get heavy
rainfall that can help mitigate the
fire danger. However, heavy rain-
fall comes with heavy lightning
that adds to the risk of fire caused
by lightning strikes," she said.
The skies darkened early Mon-
day afternoon and the wind
picked up at the state park caus-
ing concern to those in the area. A
state law enforcement officer told
an 'Okeechobee News' reporter
that it was not safe to be in the
park area with the weather
changing. Jose Zaragoza, editor
of the South Lake division of Inde-
pendent News was also turned
away from the fires at the south of
the lake due to safety issues. Rain
is expected within the next 24-28


hours and should help in extin-
guishing the fires.
By 3:15 p.m. Monday after-
noon, Division of Forestry officials
stated that the fire in the Kissim-
mee Prairie Preserve State Park
was 90 percent under control as
rain began to sprinkle the area.
"Residents should be aware
that a wildfire can occur at any
time. Florida's wildfire season is
12-months long," said Florida
Division of Forestry supervisor
Joe Spataro. "Residents living in
or near areas close to flammable
vegetation should make their
homes as safe as possible from
the threat of wildfires by following
FIREWISE guidelines. FIREWISE
guidelines suggest that structures
should be surrounded by a buffer
.zone extending at least 30 feet.
This area should be free of highly
flammable vegetation and well-
maintained. Leaves, pine needles
and twigs should be removed
from roofs and gutters. Flamma-
ble materials including wood,
vehicles and propane tanks
should not be stored next to the
house."
In the Friday news article, Ms.
Eunice also suggested, "Be on the
lookout and watch for lightning


Vanishing muck lowers land elevation


strikes. The way you protect your
property for a fire is the same as
for a hurricane. Clean debris off
the roof, prune trees and limbs
and make sure you have a water
source."
Currently Okeechobee is not


on burn restrictions. The Division
of Forestry is currently, however,
restricting burn authorizations to
citrus piles only. For information
on burn authorizations contact
the Division of Forestry at (863)
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The effects of
subsidence are clear.
At the Everglades Research and
Education Center in Belle Glade, a
graduated pole juts out of the dirt to
reach nine feet into the air. Roman
numerals mark the depth of the
pole at every foot. The remarkable
thing about the pole isn't the
weathered condition of it, or even
that it has stood at the site for many
decades, but that at one point in
time, the top of it was level with the
ground.
Fifty years ago, some of the top
soil scientists in the area famously
predicted the demise of farming as
we know it in our area. Pointing to
the rapid decline of the condition of
the soils in the Everglades Agricul-
ture Area, they said farming would
not be able to sustain itself past the
year 2000.
The agriculture industry that
year posted sales upwards of $1 bil-.
lion.
Farming in the area has been
able to adapt to rapidly worsening
conditions, partly by growing sug-
arcane and implementing new
techniques to stanch the effects of
subsidence.
But scientists say agricultural
companies can only stop time for
so long.
Subsidence occurs when
organisms feeding on the organic
material convert that material into
water and carbon dioxide. Slowly,
the dirt made up mostly of organic
material fades away. The danger
now rests on how much the soil
will continue to disappear in our
area, With a hard limestone rock
foundation just inches beneath the
soil in the Everglades Agricultural
Area (EAA), farming in shallow
land continues to be a quarrelsome
issue.


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The graduated post at the Everglades Research and Educa-
tion Center in Belle Glade shows the effects that subsidence
has on the soil in the Everglades Agriculture Area.


Dr. George Snyder, a retired sci-
entist who worked at the University
of Florida research station for
much of his career, beginning in
1967, understands the problem
well. He has seen first-hand how
new techniques have been able to
slow down the rate of subsidence
from an inch a year decades ago to
half an inch today. The land contin-
ues to slowly wither away, but
much slower than originally pre-
dicted. Improved water control
measures are among the primary
reasons why the subsidence has
slowed,
"What you're doing is holding
back time," Dr. Snyder said,
SNear the subsidence post, living
facilities originally built for staff at
the research station can be seen
propped up on pillars rising many
feet into the air, According to staff,
the buildings also had once sat
cleanly on the ground, resting on
the dirt. Now, it seems as though
the person who ordered the homes


built wanted them high above the
land in case of a flood.
It is an indication of how badly
the lands that were once complete-
ly flooded have adapted to their
drier condition. When the soil is
underwater, the organisms that
feed on it are not able to capture
the oxygen necessary for them to
live, so the result is dirt unaffected
by subsidence.
But not all of the land is sensitive
to subsidence.
Torry Muck, the name given to
the rich soil extending a mile or fur-
ther from the lake is in no danger of
disappearing anytime soon. The
fertile ground there, If you ask Dr.
Snyder, is the richest in the country.
The subsidence threat only exists in
about 80 percent of the EAA, on
which most farming companies
presently operate.
1 Today the predictions are not as
dire or filled with the promise of fire
and brimstone. While researchers
say that it is safe to assume that 50


years from now farming as we now
know it would no longer be possi-
ble in the area, they also say that
history has taught us that agricul-
tural companies have adapted to
surging problems, and may very
well continue to adapt in the future.
"As a scientist, you can make
predictions about the soil depths,
but it's actually a matter of socio-
economics," Dr. Snyder said.
According to the doctor, the.
farming lands in the EAA face a big-
ger threat in the development that
seems slowly to be heading west
from coastal communities; as well
as increasingly challenging govern-
ment policy that is proving a grow-
ing concern for the sugar industry
in general.
Though the farming practices
that are currently in use are certain
to no longer be able to sustain the.
kind of harvest in the future, if a
market continues to exist for sugar,
and there is a large enough
demand for it here, Dr. Snyder is
confident that scientists and tech-
nological advancements can
extend the EAA's life cycle to well
beyond 50 years into the future.
"If the price of sugarcane were
good enough, you could grow it on
that linoleum floor," Dr. Snyder said
,at the research station's library last
week.
Work at the present time, else-
where in the area is concentrating
on perhaps formulating an
enhanced sugar crop that can sur-
vive larger amounts of water. Theo-
retically, if a crop can be grown in
conditions with high water tables,
subsidence concerns are erased.
But Dr. Snyder and others agree
that only time will tell how exactly
agriculture will adapt to subsidence
in the area, or whether factors that
have nothing to do with agriculture
will ultimately be the deciding fac-
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FIGHTING FOR YOUR FISHING: Private property and streamlining the
state constitution takes on new meaning for anglers as they struggle against
ever growing threats to public access to fishing including declining habi-
tat, invasive species, and vegetation management, the loss of access to
what used to be public waters is becoming the most ominous! In South
Florida, property owners in conjunction with Corps of Engineers,
SWWMD, agriculture, and the officials operating Florida's disastrous
"Drainage Machine" are building gates so anglers can't get to the backwa-
ter for fishing. Statewide, recreational anglers are being squeezed onto less
and less water! Big Ag's political influence and deep pockets influence
shows at every juncture in an official determination to protect the sugar
fields at any cost, and the latest stonewall calls for creation of a new council
to conduct hearings for another year. A small number of people are creat-
ing a huge problem for a large number of fishermen. Money talks and you
know what walks. The reason nothing changes is quite clear; there are
wealthy, powerful interests who believe they stand to lose if they are forced
to do the right thing. The people responsible for building gates and the cur-
rent dysfunctional system should take heed! Now is the time to contact offi-
cials CPBSO Rick Bradslaon, Gov. Jeb Bush, Federal Sugar Subsidy pro-
gram, Congress, Bass Federation Nation Conservation, National Assembly
of Sportsman's Caucuses and the trust for public (and) get active!

KNOW THE SIGNS: Do you know the signs of a stroke? A neurologist
says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally
reverse the effects ofa stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke
recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for
within three hours, which is tough. Thank God for the sense to remember
the "3" steps, STR. Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to.kdenti-
fy. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke t'iciin
may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the
symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a
stroke by asking three simple questions:
S -Ask the individual to SMILE.
T-Ask the person to TALK, coherently in simple sentences.
R -Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their
tongue... if the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is
also an indication of a stroke. If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of
these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dis-
patcher.

COMMENT ONLINE: Can you comment in Speak Out online? (Edi-
tor's note: Yes. You can put Speak Out comments in our online forum at
www.newszap.com. Click on your community name, then click on the
'public issues forum' option. Or you can e-mail Speak Out comments to
sunnews@newszap.com.)

IF THE DIKE BREAKS: Last year when I commented about the prob-
lems with the dike and how it was leaking, people said I was just trying to
scare them. Well now the state's only expert panel is saying the'exact
same thing I said last year. Check the elevation for your home. Sout4 Bay
is about 12 feet above sea level. If the lake is higher than 12 feet, and the
dike breaks, we will be flooded. If the lake is at 18 feet as it was last year
- think about the damage that could do. We have got to keep lobbying to
have the lake level lowered and kept below 12 feet until the dike is
repaired or replaced.


School News in Brief


Head start program
Harlem ACADEMY Day Care
will be accepting applications for
the Head Start Program May 16,
17, 24, 25, 30 and 31 from 9 a.m.
to noon and 2-3 p.m. For more


information

Class of
planned
The Clem
Class of '76
reunion on
p.m. Pleas
7903 to mak

Safe and
Futures


call 983-7335.

'76 reunion


wiston High School
will hold their 30 year
Saturday, June 24 at 7
e call Lorina at 983-
e reservations.

SSmart


The Safe and Smart Futures
and Title I Supplement Education-
al Services Programs are continu-
ing to operate after school at
Clewiston Middle School through
mid- May. Please call 983-1530 for
additional information. (Los pro-
gramas de Title I despues de
escuela continuan operar hasta a
mediados de Mayo. Llame por
favor a CMS al 983-1530 para mas
information).

C.H.S. Class of 1996
reunion
Clewiston High School's Class
of 1996 will be having their 10-
year reunion May 26-27. Class-
mates interested in receiving addi-
tional information can contact
Renee Hernandez-Moll at
(813)841-1466 or
reneemoll@hotmail.com, or
Stephanie Schneider-Busin at
(239)229-6385 or
stephanie@thesignatureofser-
vice.com.

Literacy program
The Clewiston Library, in con-
junction with the Harlem Library,
has recently completed training
volunteers to serve as tutors to
local adults who need assistance
in reading and writing literacy.
Trainers from Palm Beach County
presented two intensive training
workshops in order to certify
these volunteers. These services
are offered to adults 18 and over
who recognize the need to read
and write with more proficiency.
The sessions are free to partici-
pants and the hours are flexible,
scheduled around the needs of
the individuals who sign up for
the program. Each person.\\ill be
assessed by the program director
and paired with a certified tutor.
In an effort to meet the needs of


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Replanting a forest
Representatives with the Arthur Marshall Foundation
stopped by Torry Island in Belle Glade on Saturday to con-
tinue their efforts to restore the Pond Apple population
near the marina. In the last three years, the foundation has
planted approximately 25,000 of the trees in the area, with
hundreds of participants helping along the way. Pictured:
Susanna Laurenti, Josette Kaufman, David Meeks, Robby
Astrove, Julia Vogelsang and Harriet Voggi.


the community, the sessions will
take place at the Clewiston
Library, as well as in Harlem. For
additional information, please
drop by the Clewiston Library or
the Harlem Library for an applica-
tion. You may also contact the
Program Director, Sue Vaughn, at
the Clewiston Library, (863)983-
1493 or at home at (863)983-
1365. The paperwork is also avail-
able from Barbara Oeffner,
Clewiston Library Director (863)
983-1947 or Florida Thomas,
Harlem Library Director
(863)902-3322.

TechBridge Youth
training program
TechBride Youth training serv-
ices, a program dedicated to
enhancing the employability and
work readiness skills of Out of
School Youth between the ages of
16 and 21 who live in the
Hendry/Glades area, is presently
accepting applications for enroll-
ment and is ready to assist young
adults who are ready to get on the
road to success. In association
with the Clewiston Adult School
and the Clewiston Career and
Development Services Center, we
offer students the opportunity to
obtain their GED and we also con-
duct job searches and assist stu-
dents to continue their education-
al goals For more rinfcrnmitilon
contact Palirck C'ole.rnar,
i.63)9C3-1300 from 8:30 a.m. to 4
p.m., Monday-Friday.


Voluntary program
at pre-Kindergarten
In 2002, Florida voters passed
an amendment providing for free,
voluntary pre-kindergarten
opportunities for all children who
turned four on or before Sept. 1
and reside in the state of Florida.
The school district will offer a 300-
hour program during summer,
2006. The program will run from
May 31 through July 28 from 7:50
a.m. 3:10 p.m. The summer pro-
grams will be offered at Eastside
Elementary in Clewiston, and at
Country Oaks Elementary in
LaBelle. There will not be any
transportation provided by the
district. This is a free program for
Florida families. Research
demonstrates that high-quality
preschool education can substan-
tially increase children's chances
of succeeding both in school and
in life. Children who attend high
quality pre-kindergarten pro-
grams are less likely to be held
back a grade, less likely to need
special education and more likely
to graduate high school. If you are
interested in signing up your child
for the VPK program please go to
the United Way House at 17 Ft.
Thompson Street, LaBelle.
(863)675-8383.

Fun project
The CI ,' isllocn Public Librar\ is
proud to announce a fun project
for school age students. We are


trying to reconstruct the World
Trade Center, using approximate-
ly 50,000 pennies. All school age
children are invited to help with
this project on Tuesdays and
Thursday at 3 p.m. any dona-
tions are very welcome.

H.E.R.E. meeting
The Clewiston Home School
Group. H.E.R.E., holds their regu-
lar meetings every first Thursday
of each month at the Youth Center
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please
bring a sack lunch, something
interesting to share, and join us if
you home school or are thinking
of home schooling. The parent-
only home school meetings are
the third Monday of each month
at various homes. We discuss
education issues, programs and
upcoming events. Please call 983-
8710 or 983-6161 for more infor-
mation. We would love to have
you join us.

Fiftieth reunion
planned
Clewiston High School's Class
of 1956 is planning their 50th year
class reunion in June. Tentative
plans call for a brunch at Roland
Martin's Saturday morning, June
17, at 9:30 a.m. There will be
activities during the day at the
Clewiston Country Club from
noon until 4 p.m. and a dinner at
the Country Club that night. The
Classes of 1955-1957 are also
invited to join the celebration,
however anyone interested in
attending may do so. For more
information and ticket prices,
contact David Clark at (954)428-
1792.

Kindergarten accepts
early registration
Registration requirements for
students enrolling into Kinder-
garten: Students must be 5 years
old on or before September 1st,
2006 and parents must bring the
child's: 1. Birth certificate issued
by the Vital Statistics Office from
the state in which the child was
born, 2. Current Florida physical
which must not be more than 12
months old at the time the child
enters school, 3. Florida Certifi-
cate of Immunization which must
be on the original blue card 4.
Proof of Residence. Acceptable
forms of proof are rent receipts,
utility bills, cable bills, etc. The
registration office is at 475_E.
Osceola Avenue, Clewiston.. For
more information call Peggy
Rudd, registrar at (863)902-4344.


Life in the kitchen News in Brief


can be fun


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Inspecting the trees
The main goal of the Arthur Marshall Foundation is to
restore the native tree population near the Belle Glade Mari-
na that has also been affected in recent years by hurri-
canes. Robby Astrove and David Meeks make sure that the
trees are in good condition before the planting Saturday.


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Garlic Lime
Chicken
Serves 6
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
(can eliminate if too spicy for you)
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon thyme
6 boneless skinless chicken
breast halves
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 tablespoons lime juice
In a bowl, mix together first 7
ingredients; Sprinkle mixture on
both sides of chicken breasts.
In a skillet heat butter and olive
oil together over medium high heat.
Saute chicken until golden brown,
about 5 minutes on each side.
Remove chicken and add lime juice
and chicken broth to the pan,
whisking up the browned bits off
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the monthly increase in our water
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our course of action. Meetings are
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every month in the Miracle by
Faith Fellowship Hall, 1035 N.W. 1
Street, South Bay. Your atten-
dance will make a difference.

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Boaters warned to obey speed markers


LAKE OKEECHOBEE News
flash for boaters who use the
Okeechobee Waterway within
Hendry and Glades counties: It's
time to slow down and obey the
signs or possibly receive a speed-
ing ticket.
Boaters on the Okeechobee
Waterway during the upcoming
week should notice newly
installed boating safety signage at


the Moore Haven city docks,
Clewiston lock structure and state
Road 29 in LaBelle.
Those uniform waterway
markers are the culmination of a
two-year project by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) to replace
and install markers in the two
newly configured boating safety
zones. The FWC worked closely


with the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers and the South Florida Water
Management District, and con-
sulted with city and county offi-
cials to ensure boating safety con-
cerns were properly addressed.
"The signs should all be up by
mid-June," FWC Capt. David Ster-
men said. "FWC officers will con-
centrate on an educational
enforcement approach to allow


boaters a chance to reacquaint
themselves with the reported
zones. But after that, those who
ignore the speed regulations will
risk being cited."
As an added educational tool,
brochures are in development that
show these areas. They will be
available at local fish camps and
from FWC officers after June 1.


Sheriff Bradshaw joins 'Take Stock' board


WEST PALM BEACH The
Leadership Council of Take Stock
in Children of Palm Beach County
voted at their April 7 meeting to
invite Palm Beach County Sheriff
Ric Bradshaw to become a mem-
ber of their Board of Governors.
Sheriff Bradshaw has accepted.
"I am honored to be selected
to be on the Take Stock in Chil-
dren of Palm Beach County Board
of Governors", said Sheriff Brad-
shaw. "This is part of my commit-
ment to give back to the commu-
nity."
The Sheriff's office and Take
Stock in Children have had a long
standing alliance based on mutu-
al interest in helping disadvan-


taged students stay in school, go
on to post graduate education,
and become productive citizens.
Sheriff Bradshaw went on to
say "The employees of the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office are
currently acting as mentors, par-
ticipating in a payroll deduction
program and through our Law
Enforcement Trust Fund we are
actively supporting the TSIC pro-
gram. Education is the key to
progress and these college schol-
arships provided by TSIC to disad-
vantaged Palm Beach County stu-
dents eventually benefit all our
citizens."
Bettee Collister, Leadership
Council Chair, said "We are


thrilled to have the Sheriff on
board, we look forward to a long,
productive relationship. We are
building an incredible board of
community leaders so that this
program will continue to grow
and serve as many children as
possible through mentoring and
college scholarships"
Take Stock in Children is a
non-profit program that has been
serving Palm Beach County since
1996. Take Stock in Children of
Palm Beach County has placed
540 students in the program since
its inception, and has an 87% suc-
cess rate of keeping students on
track to graduate high school and
attend college. Since 1995, the


program has impacted the lives of
over 10,000 students living in the
State of Florida. Its mission is to
passionately promote personal
growth, self-responsibility, and
academic success for deserving,
low-income children by providing
a unique set of resources includ-
ing mentors, scholarships, long-
term support, student advocacy,
and a guaranteed educational
opportunity. To contribute to Take
Stock in Children of Palm Beach
County, or to receive more infor-
mation please call Rosanne
Sanchez at (561) 582-3765, or visit
their web site at www.takestock-
inchildren.org.


Crimestoppers


The Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office is asking for the
public's help in locating a want-
ed fugitive. Fernando Yanez, 24,
a white male, approximately 5
feet 4 inches tall, weighing
approximately 150 pounds.
His last known address is
West Main Street in Pahokee.
He is sought on a warrant
charging him with violation of
probation/aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon.
If you have any information
about this wanted fugitive or
about any crime, you can help
solve a crime by calling 1-800-
458-TIPS (8477). For more


information online, go to
www.crimestopperspbc.com.


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Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office. This column lists
arrests, not convictions, unless
otherwise stated. Anyone who is
listed here and who is later found
not guilty or has the charges
against them dropped is welcome
to inform the newspaper. The fol-
lowing information was provided
by the Glades County Sheriff's
Office.

May6
Mario S. Jelks, 25, of Spring
Hill was arrested by FHP Trooper
Wilcox on an active Hernando
County warrant, possession of
marijuana over 2o grams and
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell. He was later
released on a $92,000 surety
bond.
Martinez Simmons, 27, of
Tampa was arrested by FHP
Trooper McLeod on an active
Desoto County Warrant. He was
later released on a $1,500 surety
bond.
Chad Garner, 18, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on the charges of
possession of cocaine and pos-
session of marijuana under 20
grams. He was later released on a
$6,000 surety bond.
Norman Davis, 39, of Mount
Dora was arrested by Detective
Steve Harris on the charges of
DWLS, false ID given to law
enforcement officer and active
warrant from Orange County. He
remains in custody with bond


set at $2,000.
James Carter, 34, of Eustis was
arrested by Detective Mike Pepi-
tone on the charges of Possession
of cocaine, possession of cocaine
with intent to sell, possession of
marijuana over 20 grams, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and
active Lake County warrant. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $150,000.
Andrew Brown, 27, of Avon
Park was arrested by Deputy
Richard Ermeri on the charge of
DWLS. He was later released on a
$750 cash bond.
Arnold Brathwaite, 33, of Win-
ter Haven was arrested by Deputy
Joe Sapuppo on the charge of
possession of marijuana under 20
grams. He was later released on a
$1,000 cash bond.
Tony Cherenfant, 22, of Miami
was arrested by Deputy Richards
Ermeri on the charges of DWLS,
possession of cocaine and destroy-
ing/tamper with or fabricates phys-
ical evidence. He was later
released on a $12,500 surety bond.
May 7
Michael Smith, 24, of Ft. Myers
was arrested by Deputy Don
Crosswell on the charge of grand
theft. He was later released on a
$5,000 surety-bond.
Reynaldo Villareal, 39, of Frost-
proof was arrested by Deputy Tito
Nieves on the charges of DUI and
NVDL. He remains in custody
with bond set at $1,100.
Joseph Alexander, 42, of
Lehigh Acres was arrested by
Deputy Tito Nieves on the charge


of DWLS and active Palm Beach
County warrant. He remains in
custody with bond set at $4,999.
May 10
Jessie Grace, 50, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Sgt. Ron-
nie Baker on the charge of DUI.
He wad later released on a $750
surety bond.
Gumario Moreno, 18, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Deputy
Bilinda Pottorff on an active war-
rant for Armed Burglary and
active warrant for failure to
appear. He remains in custody
with bond set at $37,500.
SJeffery Glaub, 45, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Wayne Stripling on an active Polk
County warrant. He was later
released on a $500 surety bond.

May 11
Nicole Murphy, 39, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Sgt. Ron-
nie Baker on the charge of pos-
session of cocaine. She was later
released on. a $10,000- surety.
bond.
Norman Bowers, 39, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by SPD
Officer Koloske on an active
Okeechobee County warrant. He
was later released on a $2,500
surety bond.
Charlene Hunsinger, 33, of
Okeechobee was arrested by
Sgt. Ronnie Baker on an active
Okeechobee County Warrant.
She was later turned over to
Okeechobee County.


May 12
Lazaro Caballero, 50, of
Miami was arrested by Deputy
Joe Sapuppo on an active war-
rant for VOP. He remains inn
custody without privilege of
bond.
Felix Reyes, 24, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Richard Ermeri on the charge of
aggravated battery. (domestic
violence). He remains in custody
with bond set at $35,000.


Road Watch


The Florida Department of
Transportation warns motorists
about road projects which may
delay traffic.

Glades County.
SR 29: In the area of Chap-
pell Slough: Maintenance con-
tract project No lane closures
are anticipated at this time, but
motorists should expect possible
slow moving traffic while crews
clean roadside ditches.
SR 78: From Indian Prairie
Canal to Buckhead Ridge: Main-
tenance contract project -
Crews will be clearing,trees in
the roadside right-of way.
Motorists should expect east-
bound lane closures, slow mov-
ing traffic, and possible delays.
Flagmen will be on site to assist.


with traffic.

Hendry County
US 27: North of Clewiston
to SR 80: Maintenance project -
No lane closures are anticipated
at this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving
traffic while crews work on
guardrail replacement.'
SR 29: From CR 832/Duda
Drive to CR 830A: Maintenance
contract project No lane clo-
sures are anticipated at this time,
but motorists should expect
slow moving traffic while crews
dig a ditch.
SR 80: From Ford Street to
Cowboy Way: Maintenance con-
'tract project Motoi ists should
expect intermittent lane closures
in the eastbound and west-


bound lanes with possible slow
moving traffic while crews work
on cleaning the pipes in the
roadway. Flagmen will be on site
to assist with traffic.

Okeechobee County
SR 70: From west of US 98
to west of 7th Avenue NW: Con-
struction project Work con-
tinues to widen and reconstruct
the existing 2-lane roadway to 4
lanes with a center dual left turn
lane. The work includes
drainage improvements, signals,
and street lighting. Work cur-
rently includes storm drainage
and roadway construction at var-
ious. locations throughout the
project. The contractor is Russell
Engineering.


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Baseball and football
camps open
BELLE GLADE Glades Day
School Baseball Camp, June 5 to
9, is open to boys and girls, ages 4
to 8 in the morning and ages 9 to
15 afternoons.
Glades Day School Football
Camp will be open June 12 to 16,
for boys, ages 4 to 8 in the morn-
ings and ages 9 to 15 in the after-
noons.
Space is limited. Please call
Glades Day School for details at
(561)996-6769.
Clewiston Cougars
registration open
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Cougars registration will be held
Saturday, May 20 from noon to 2
p.m. in the Clewiston Cougars
Locker Room. Registration fee for
the first 100 Participants to regis-
ter is $65. Regular Registration fee
is $75. Fees are due at time of reg-
istration, and are not refundable.
Also due at time of registration is a
copy of your child's birth certifi-
cate and a recent wallet size
photo.
Parents will be given extra
time to bring in a copy of the
child's year-ending report card
and current year physical. Those
who already have these items are
asked please bring them.
For more information, log on
to the Cougars website at:
www.leaguelineup.com/clewis-
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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. Both weigh-ins will
be Held At Roland and Maryann
Martin's Marina at 3 p.m. on Sat-
urday 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.bassbustersflori-
da.com

Wanted: football
officials
CLEWISTON Have you ever
thought about becoming a foot-
ball official? Well, according to
Nick Smith, Game Assigner for
the South Gulf Football Officials
Association (SGFOA), there has
never been a better time. Accord-
ing to Mr. Smith, a LaBelle resi-
dent and veteran high school offi-
cial, a very severe shortage of
officials for all sports at all levels
exists nationwide. The demand
for officials in Florida has out-
grown the growth of the officiat-
ing ranks. Mr. Smith said the
SGFOA will train, assign games
and pay you for officiating high
school games. Youth (Pop Warn-
er) officiating can also be sched-
uled through SGFOA member-
ship. The spring recruiting
meeting of the SGFOA will be
held Monday May 8, beginning at
7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Fort
Myers Senior High School. All per-
sons interested are invited to
attend the meeting and/or call
Nick Smith at (863)675-3502 for
more information.


Ten Star All Star
Basketball camp
Final Registration is now being
held for The Ten Star All Star Sum-
mer Basketball Camp. The Camp
is by Invitation Only. Boys and
Girls ages 10-19 are eligible to
apply. Past participants include:
Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan,
Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse,
Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison.
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Camp. College Basketball Schol-
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a free brochure, call (704)373-
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Lifeguards needed
CLEWISTON The city of
Clewiston Recreation Department
is hiring' Red Cross Certified life-
guards for the 2006 summer term.
Starting pay is $9 per hour. Appli-
cations are available at Clewiston
City Hall.

Big Bucks
tournaments planned
CLEWISTON A fishing tour-
nament will be held June 10-11.
This Big Bucks Tournament
allows for larger paybacks and
more prizes. Multiple places will
be paid based on the number of


participants. Entries may be
picked up at local bait and tack-
le shops, on the Bass Busters
Web site at www.bassbusters-
florida.com or by calling Chris
Fickly at (941)232-9539. The
Team entry is $200 and includes
the Big Bass Jackpot. All tourna-
ments run from Safelight to 3
p.m. Sign-ups are accepted up
until tournament start time at
the city ramp in Clewiston.

Coast Guard
makes house calls
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Did
you know the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary makes house calls?
They will come to your home to
discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You
will receive a cordial, informa-
tive and confidential boat
inspection. A vessel safety
check decal will be placed on
boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863)467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.

Contractors plan
fishing tourney
LAKE OKEECHOBEE The
Okeechobee Contractors Asso-
ciation will sponsor a bass fish-
ing tournament on May 20 at
the Okee-Tantie Marina with all
proceeds going toward youth
oriented projects. The registra-
tion fee is $120 per boat (teams
of two). There will be over
$3,000 in cash and prizes paid
to the top six places. There will
also be a big fish award. For
information contact John at
(863)634-7446, or Lisa at
(863)697-6541.


May is skin cancer awareness month


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of ,Health (DOH)
reminds all Floridians that although
skin cancer is the most common of
all cancers, it is also one of the most
preventable cancers.
"The number of those who suf-
fer from skin cancer is rising in
Florida as well as in the nation
everyday," said DOH Deputy
Health Officer Bonita Sorensen,
M.D., M.B.A. "According to the
2004 DOH Annual Report, there
were a total of 626 melanoma and
179 other skin cancer-related
deaths in Florida. The Department
recommends less direct contact
with the sun's UV Rays."
According to the American Can-
cer Society (ACS), most of the more
than one million cases of non-
melanoma skin cancer diagnosed
yearly in the United States are con-
sidered to be sun-related. The ACS
estimates there will be 4,870 new
melanoma cases in Florida and
62,190 in the United States;


melanoma is the most serious type
of skin cancer. The American
Melanoma Foundation's Web site,
www.melanomafoundation.org,
states that one person dies of
melanoma every 68 minutes in
America.
Florida's statewide central can-
cer registry, the Florida Cancer Data
System (FCDS), reported that there
were a total of 15,769 new
melanoma cases for the five-year
period of 2000 to 2004. According
to FCDS' most recent data, in 2004
there were a total of 2,773 new
melanoma cases.
Individuals should carefully
examine all of their moles and
birthmarks, looking for the ABCs of
possible melanoma: Asymmetry,
Border irregularity, Color variation,
Diameter greater than a pencil eras-
er and Enlargement.
Exposure to the sun's ultraviolet
(UV) rays appears to be the most
important environmental factor in
the progression of skin cancer. This


makes skin cancer a largely pre-
ventable disease when sun protec-
tion measures against UV rays are
used consistently. People can take
many simple steps to plan ahead
and protect themselves from the
sun's UV rays. These options are
important to use all year round and
during all outdoor activities. The
main objective is to prevent sun-
burn.
DOH recommends all Floridi-
ans protect themselves by follow-
ing the safety tips below:
*Seek shade under a tree,
umbrella or shelter
*Cover up with light-weight
clothing
*Wear a hat to protect your
face, scalp, ears and neck
*Apply (and reapply) sun-
screen liberally with at least a sun
protection factor (SPF) of 15
*Wear sunglasses that deter UV
rays
*Avoid the sun between 10
a.m. and 4 p.m., even on cloudy


days
The Florida Department of
Health encourages everyone to not
only protect their skin, but also get
screened for skin cancer. For more
information, call the National Can-
cer Institute at (800) 4-CANCER
(422-6237) or visit the CDC's Web
site at: www.cdc.gov/ChooseYour-
Cover
ourCover > DOH promotes and
protects the health and safety of all
people in Florida through the deliv-
ery of quality public health services
and the prn-r:ilior of health care
standards. For more information
about skin cancer, please visit
DOH's Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us.


Test your boating knowledge


A lot of boaters have years of
practical experience spent on the
water. But are you sure you know
everything there is to know about
staying safe while boating? In
conjunction with National Safe
Boating Week from May 20 to
May 26, the B6atU.S. Foundation
for Boating Safety and Clean
Water challenges all boaters to
test their boating knowledge with
a free, online safety course at
http://www.BoatUS.org/onlineco
urse
The course covers a broad
range of topics for both power
and sailboaters; Accepted by
many states as a certified boating
safety course, completion can
bring possible insurance dis-
counts.
"The best part of this course is
that it's free and can be done any
time of the day or night," said


BoatU.S. Foundation Boating
Safety Director, Chris Edmonston.
"While it's great for less-experi-
enced boaters, we get feedback
from older salts who tell us they
have benefited from it as well.
They thank us for learning some-
thing new or reminding them of
something they learned long ago.
This is a great way for all boaters
to start fresh for the season."
The course is recognized by
the U.S. Coast Guard and the
National Association of State
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tool, background material on
question topics are available
throughout the exam and correc-
tions and explanations are given
when a question is answered
incorrectly. Any unfamiliar topics
can be reviewed with a "study


topics" button. Those with 80% or
more correct answers are given a
certificate of completion. The
course can also be started and
stopped at anytime you don't
need to complete it all at once.
The BoatU.S Foundation for
Boating Safety and Clean Water is
a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit
education and research organiza-
tion primarily funded by the vol-
untary contributions of 640,000
members of BoatU.S. The Foun-
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dozen programs including a low-
cost EPIRB rental program, the
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kid's Life Jacket Loaner program,
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ects.


All of your hard work has finally
paid off. May you continue to
achieve great success in
everything you choose to
undertake.
Good luck to all our grads!

Hendry County Supervisor of Elections

Lucretia
Strickland
and Staff


Agri-women's
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The Florida Agri-women have
announced that their inaugural
skeet shoot event will take place
May 13 at Quail Creek Plantation,
1907 N.E. 224th St.
Station sponsorships and sin-
gle shooter tickets are available.
For information, call Dianne
Spann at (863)634-3327.
FWC quota permit
applications accepted
The Florida and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
will be accepting applications
June 1-11 for quota permits to
hunt on wildlife management
areas next season.
On many wildlife manage-
ment areas, quota permits are
required for hunters wishing to
hunt during the first nine days of
the general gun season as well as
those participating in other hunts
including the archery and muzzle


loading gun seasons.
Worksheets are available at
MyFWC.com/hunting. They also
will be available from county tax
collectors' offices, license agents
and FWC regional offices begin-
ning May 23.
Applying for these permits is
automated through FWC's Total

Licensing System. To apply, take a
worksheet to any license agent or
tax collector's office or submit an
application at MyFWC.com begin-
ning 10 a.m. (EDT) June 1 through
midnight June 11.
Worksheets for recreational use
permits will be available at
MyFWC.com and at FWC regional
offices June 15. Recreational use
permits are issued on a first-come,
first-served basis beginning July 15.
Also, worksheets will be available
July 1 for hunts involving airboats,
track vehicles, quail, youths, fami-
lies and mobility-impaired persons.
Click MyFWC.com/hunting for
more information on how to apply
for permits and application peri-
ods and deadlines.


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EDUCATION


School Happenings


Gove Elementary
School

Cat Talk
Gove Elementary School suc-
cessfully completed the Third Bi-
Annual Wellness Week. It started
with the Wellness Fair on May 1st
and ended with our Walk to
School Day with over 1000 partici-
pants. Students, teachers, staff,
parents and community all walk-
ing towards a common goal,
WELLNESS FOR ALL! The events
held during the "Wellness Week"
could not have been possible
without the support of the follow-
ing organizations / agencies / indi-
viduals: Belle Glade Fire Depart-
ment, Doug Manger, Sharon
Greene (Palm Beach County
Health Dept.), Richard Young
(Glades General Hospital Car-
diopulmonary Dept.), Helen Mur-
ray (Gove's HCD School Nurse),
Glades General Physical Therapy,
Belle Glade Public Health District,
Dr. Nichole Tyrell (Eye Centers of
Florida), Dairy Council of Florida,
American Red Cross, Health Care
District of Palm Beach County and
the Palm Beach Puma Soccer Pro-
gram. On behalf of the Gove
Wellness Team, we thank them
for their support. Ellen Smith,
Helen Murray, and Michele Kals-
beck (Wellness Team Board
Members). would also like to
thank the following staff mem-
bers for all of their hard work and
dedication to the school and com-
munity during all of the wellness
initiatives and activities held this
school year: Mandy Alderman,
Mandy Bedsole, Victor Carril, Paul
Emilcar, Sherry Berard, Marcy
Bueno, Tammy Cano, Lanie
Dixon, Johanna Jacks, Shelly
Miller, Bridget Lutz, Mickey Pen-
der, Amie Pitts, Karen Schultz,
Jayna Smith, Anne Turner, Sebre-
na Winn and Gayle Zavala.
Parents are A+
Special congratulations to all of
the parents who participated in
the Parents are A+ Program this
school year. The purpose of the
program is to promote parental
involvement by training the par-
ents in all aspects of the school.
An added component this year
was the training provided by sev-
eral of our business partners on
the following topics: fire safety,
nutrition and wellness, and sexual
predators. We thank the Paopkee
Middle 'Senior High School Multi-
cultural Departmentfor providing
the entertaining with their Hispan-
ic Dance Performance Group. It
was a wonderful celebration and
a memorable end to our program.
We also thank Glades Tri-City for
their involvement in our Parents
are A+ Program.
Upcoming Events
May 18: SAC at 5:30 p.m.; His-
panic Honor Society Induction
Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.
May 19: Sixth Grade Prom.
Pahokee
Elementary School

Yearbook sale
Pahokee Elementary SchoolFs
2005-2006 Yearbook has arrived
and will go on sale beginning
Tuesday, May 16. The cost of the
yearbook is $21. We have a limit-
ed number of books ordered, so
we are asking each family that is
interested in purchasing a year-
book to do so quickly. If you have
any questions, please contact
Mrs. Ferguson or Mrs. Harper.
FY07 school
registration
Pahokee Elementary School
will begin registration for next
school term on Monday, May 15
through Friday, May 19. Registra-
tion will be held daily in the media
center from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Parents of returning students
need proof of residency. All par-
ents of new students to Pahokee
Elementary will need the child's
physical and shot record, proof of
residency (a utility bill with your


Submitted to The Sun
Mr. Napier, 4th Grade Teacher from Canal Point Elementary,
performed a chemistry experiment with students at the
Glades Mathematics and Science Showcase on Thursday,
May 11 at Pahokee Elementary School.


Submitted to The Sun
Mrs. Renaee Samuels, first Grade Teacher at Pahokee Ele-
mentary School, receives Sam's Club Teacher of the Year
Award for Palm Beach County. She was nominated by one of
her former students, Vantavia Jackson who described her
Kindergarten teacher as a caring individual who went above
and beyond to provide experiences for Pahokee children that
they may not have had before. Mrs. Samuels received sev-
eral gifts from Sam's Club as a a result of receiving this pres-
tigious award.


Submitted to The Sun
The third Grade Glade View Elementary Team was honored in
May. The team includes Ms. Peacock, Ms. Blackman, Ms.
Barron, Ms. Shurney, Mrs. Page, Mrs. Stewart and Ms. May-
bin (not pictured Mrs. Bledsoe & Mrs. Enriquez)


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Submitted to The Sun
The Glade View Elementary Fourth Grade Team includes
Mrs. Robertson, Ms. Brown, Mrs. Baker, and Ms. Medina (Not
pictured, Mrs. Wisdom and Mrs. James)


name and street address or rental
agreement in your name) and
child's birth certificate. If you have
any questions you are encour-
aged to call 924-6466 and speak
with Mrs. Santibanez, Data
Processor for more information.
Uniform Dress Code
Please be aware that Pahokee
Elementary School Advisory Com-
mittee agreed that ALL students,
Pre-Kindergarten through 6th
grade, should follow a uniformed
dress code for the 2006-2007
school year. A sample flyer has
been published by the school for


specific information. Boys and
girls can wear any color shirt with
sleeves and a collar. They may
wear uniform shorts, skirts or sko-
rts 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 designated as
school spirit day. On Fridays stu-
dents will be able to wear a school
t-shirt and plain jeans. Please
refrain from purchasing jeans with
adornments, tears or advertise-
ments. A copy of this plan will be
sent home with the students report
card on the last day of school.


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Glades Mathematics
and Science Showcase
The Glades Mathematics and
Science Showcase was a success.
There were approximately 75
math and science fair projects on
display from Belle Glade Elemen-
tary, Glade View Elementary, KEC
Canal Point Elementary and
Pahokee Elementary School. Stu-
dents from the PYEA Praise Team
and Step Team performed, show-
ing integration between music
and mathematics. Showcase
chairpersons, Altoria Henley,
Lawanda Harper and Carla Lewis
would like to thank the following
sponsors: Fidelity Federal of Paho-
kee, SDPBC Department of Ele-
mentary Education, The Pahokee
Beacon Center and Pahokee
Youth Enrichment Academy for
your support.
Mega Fest Party 2006
Pahokee Elementary School is
proud to announce our annual
field day, Mega Fest Party 2006, on
Tuesday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. The school will have the fol-
lowing items for students to
enjoy: Accelerator" Giant Slide,
Adrenaline Rush Obstacle
Course, Inflate-a-Hoops Mini
Hoops, Speed Cage, Bounce
House, First N' Goal" Interactive
Game, Flush Tank, Face Painting,
Tattoos, CJ the DJ with Hoola
hoop contests, dance contests,
line dances, etc.(extra micro-
phones for kids to sing along),
Snowcone Machine and Supplies
(ice by Allamanda), Popcorn
Machine and Supplies. We are
going to have a blast! Make sure
you get your tickets early. All pro-
ceeds to benefit lost textbooks at
Pahokee Elementary School.
KEC/Canal Point
Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal
Point Elementary wishes to thank
the Glades area schools, students
and parents who supported and
,participated in The Glades Math
and Science Showcase that was
held on Thursday, May 11 at Paho-
kee Elementary School. The
schools that participated were
Gladeview Elementary, Pahokee
Elementary, The Beacon Center
Program, and Kathryn E. Cun-
ningham/Canal Point Elementary.
A great time was had by all, as stu-
dents and parents checked out
math and science projects, played
games and enjoyed refreshments.
We look forward to next year's
event!
End of the year
Blast Off
We will be having an End of
the Year Summer Blast Off on
Tuesday, May 30. Tickets for this
exciting and (wet) event will go
on sale Wednesday, May 17 The
tickets will be four for $1.00. Car-
nival games, wet events and deli-
cious food will be featured! Vol-
unteers are needed! If you would
like to volunteer for this exciting
event, please contact Mrs.
Angram at 924-6460.
Early Registration
SEarly registration will be the
week of May 22-26, 8:30-10:30
each morning. In order to register
your child for the 2006-07 school
year, you must bring: 1) copy of
birth certificate, 2) updated physi-
cal, 3) updated shot records, and
4) proof of residency. New and
returning students must register
for the new school year.
Dates to Note:
May 23: PreK Program
May 24: 6thGradeGraduation
May 30: SUMMER BLAST OFF
May 31: AWARDS CEREMONY
Glade View Elementary
Employee of the Month
On Monday, May 1, 2006 Mrs.
Mary O. Evans, Principal of Glade
View Elementary announced 3rd
& 4th Grade Teams as the
Employee of the Month for May.
The 3rd and 4th Grade Teams


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continued effort to raise academ-
ic achievement at Glade View
Elementary School. As measured
by the FCAT results, the 3rd
Graders at Glade View has 64% of
students on level in reading and
75% on level in mathematics.
The 4th grade writing scores
revealed that 88% of the 4th grade
students wrote at a 3.5 level or
higher. Glade View Elementary
School would like to thank the
3rd and 4th Grade Teams for their
dedication and hard work.
Kindergarten
Round-Up
Glade View Elementary
School held their Kindergarten
Round-Up on Thursday, May 25,
2006 beginning at 9 am in the
media center. All parents of new


students to Glade View Elemen-
tary will need the child's physical
and shot record, proof of resi-
dency (a utility bill with your
name and street address or
rental agreement in your name)
and child's birth certificate. If
you have a child whose 5 years
old, or will be 5 years old before
September 1, 2006 you are
encouraged to call 993-4035 and
speak with Mrs. Singletary, Data
Processor for more information.
Upcoming Events
May 18: GVES Math & Science
Fair Judging
May 18: K-5th Grade Awards
Presentation, 6 pm
May 23: Community Breakfast,
9AM
May 24: 3rd Trimester Princi-
pal's Reading Counts Ceremony.


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May 16, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.

In The
Glades County School Board
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400 10th Street, SW
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Youth participate in 4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest It turns out mother was


LABELLE The 19th Annual
4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest
was held May 12 at the LaBelle
High School Auditorium. There
were nine sixth grade speakers
and 20 fourth and fifth grade
speakers.
In the fourth and fifth grade
division, first place was awarded
to Julia Woods from Eastside Ele-
mentary School for her speech
titled "Short But Sweet."
second place went to Country
Oaks Elementary School's Dylan
Awbrey for his speech titled
"Awbrey for President."
The speech titled "Hair, Hair,
More Hair" presented by Tabitha
Parker of Community Christian
School received third place. Hon-
orable mention went to Mariah
Molina of Community Christian
School for her speech titled "Dou-
ble Trouble."
The Judges Choice Awards in
the fourth and fifth grade division
were awarded to the following
speakers: Most Humorous Award
went to Shamarria Morrison
(WES), Lauren Rice (ESE)
received the Most Educational
Award, Best Presentation of a
Serious Issue was awarded to
Cecilia Luna (CES) and Matthew
Johnson (WES) was honored
with the Most Original Award.
In the sixth grade division,
Clewiston Middle School's Erica
Hegley captured first place with
her speech titled "My Least
Favorite Season." Second place
was awarded to Evan Ghidella of
Clewiston Middle School for his
speech titled "I Spend Time in an
Australian Prison." Placing third
was Dennis Torres of Clewiston
Middle School with his speech
titled "Money is Good Some-
times." Honorable mention went
to LaBelle Middle School's
Kendall Marotti with her speech
titled "There She Goes."
The Judges Choice Awards in
the sixth grade division were
awarded.to the following speak-
ers: Cody Fry (CCS) for the Most
Humorous Award, the Most Edu-
cational Award went to Andy
McAvoy (LMS), Shamus
Samerdyke (LMS) captured the
Most Original Award and Dennis
Torres (CMS) with the Best Pre-


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Eating breakfast helps regulate
your blood sugar level and your
metabolism.
Don't stay up too late. Ade-
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health.


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Sixth graders taking honors in the Tropicana Speech contest included: (left to right) Erica Heg-
ley, Evan Ghidella, Dennis Torres, Kendall Marotti, Cody Fry, Andy McAvoy, Shamus Samerdyke


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Fourth and fifth grader winners in the Tropicana speech contest incluaea (lett to rignt): Juia
Woods, Dylan Awbrey, Tabitha Parker, Mariah Molina, Shamariia Morrison, Lauren Rice,
Matthew Johnson, Cecilia Luna


sentation of a Serious Issue.
The winners of the speech
contest each received a wooden
plaque containing the Tropicana
Speech emblem. In addition to
the plaques, first through third
place winners will be awarded
savings bond certificates in the
amounts of $100, $75, and $50,
respectively. The first place win-


ners also received a scholarship to
attend 4-H Camp Cloverleaf in
Lake Placid, June 19-23. The win-
ners of the Judges Choice Awards
received trophies.
All of the 29 speakers did a
wonderful job presenting speech-
es. The school teachers involved
in the 4-H/Tropicana Speech Con-
test did an outstanding job


preparing students for both the
school contest and the county
contest.
Thanks go to Ms. Andrea Bur-
son, Mr. Jeremy Grigsby, and Ms.
Shelley Humphries for taking on
the difficult task of official judges.
Thanks also.go to the sponsor,
Tropicana Products, Inc., for mak-
ing this event possible.


Students encouraged to make positive choices


On April 20 and 21, 2006, the
Clewiston and LaBelle High
Schools, in partnership with the
Hendry County
,Health Depart-
ment 'and,
Hendry County
School Board,
initiated a new
program called
"I'm N Charge"
which pro-
motes absti- Doug
nence. It is a Herman
,federally fund-
ed program that started in Novem-
ber, 2005 but didn't become fully
operational until January, 2006
due to Hurricane Wilma. The fore-


runner of the program was to
have a motivational speaker come
annually and speak at both high
schools in Hendry County.
The speaker chosen was Doug
Herman; who is one of the
nation's premiere speakers on
sexual choices and conse-
quences. He spoke at Clewiston
High School on April 20 and at
LaBelle High School on April 21,
about abstinence and making
positive life choices. Mr. Herman
is a unique speaker and kept the
students captivated and spell-
bound with his humor and true
life stories. At one point during the
assembly several students were
moved to tears. Mr. Herman


shared his life story about the loss
of his wife and daughter to
HIV/AIDS due to an infected blood
transfusion.
Doug Herman has been speak-
ing internationally since 1991. In
his message, he stresses the
importance of self-worth and
respect for oneself. He points out
that the youth must value each
other's individuality not for
what they look like or what they
can do physically. He gave some
startling statistics on sexually
transmitted diseases (STD's) that
are widely spreading among the
youth; even in Hendry County.
In the upcoming school year
(2006-2007) the abstinence mes-


sage will be taught in the high
schools to ninth- eleventh graders.
There will be parent permission
slips and surveys sent prior to the
curriculum being implemented. A
strong portion of the grant
requires parental participation.
I'm N Charge Abstinence Only
Program (INC) would like to
thank the principals, assistant
principals, staff, and students of
Clewiston and LaBelle High
School for their accommodations
and hospitality extended to Mr.
Herman and the staff of Hendry
County Health Department. We
are looking forward to serving the
students and families of the
Hendry County School system.


Florida tuna prized for its unmistakable flavor and taste


As a member of the very large
mackerel (Scombridae) family, the
yellowfin tuna (Thunnus
albacares) is one of the world's
most important food fish. The tor-
pedo-shaped yellowfin tuna gets its
name from its bright yellow dorsal
and anal fins on a streamlined blue-
black body that turns to a silvery
white at its belly. It is built for speed
with a rounded body, sharply point-
ed nose, tapering tail and crescent-
:shaped fins, all contributing to its
reputation as a rapid swimmer.
Yellowfin tuna is found in most
of the world ocean's temperate
(warmer) waters, including the
eastern and western Pacific Ocean
and in the Atlantic Ocean as far
north as the Bay of Biscay. It is pelag-
ic (living in open oceans or seas
rather than waters adjacent to land
,or inland waters) and restlessly
roams the deeper offshore waters of
'Florida's Gulf and Atlantic Coasts.
Traveling in schools, this tuna feeds
:primarily on fish, squid, crab larvae
and shrimp. Yellowfin tuna can
.weigh up to 300 pounds but aver-
:age weights in commercial catches
are between twenty and one hun-
Idred pounds. In Florida, yellowfin is
commercially harvested exclusively
with hook-and-line which makes
the fishery "dolphin-safe."
Yellowfin tuna is a versatile fish
which is consumed raw, cooked,
smoked and canned. It is widely
used in raw fish dishes and is a
prized species for the sashimi mar-
ket. Unlike most fish species which
have white flesh, yellowfin tuna has
flesh coloration that varies from
pink in smaller fish to deeper red in
larger fish but becomes ivorywhite
to tan when cooked. Larger fish
typically have a higher fat content
than smaller fish, and this is a desir-
able attribute for raw and broiled
fish products, as well as for broil-
ing. Fresh yellowfin undergoes oxi-
dation of pigmented protein when
exposed to air changing the meat
from a red to a brown color in a
matter of days. For this reason, yel-
lowfin is usually not loined or fillet-
ed until shortly before use.
Yellowfin tuna is also excellent
for grilling with its firm, dense tex-
ture and has become very popular
.in "blackened" fish preparations


featured in Cajun cuisine. It is also a
rich source of protein, vitamins and
minerals. A four ounce raw serving
has only 130 calories (20 calories
from fat) with 26g protein, 2g of fat,
0.5g saturated fat, 50mg choles-
terol, 70mg sodium, Og carbohy-
drate and 0.36g Omega 3 fatty acid
making it a perfect choice for those
health conscious eaters out there.
With its mild flavor and year-
round availability, yellowfin adapts
well to a myriad of recipes from a
simple grilled filet with herb butter
to that spicy blackened Cajun
entr6e complete with red beans
and rice. lTy these yellowfin tuna
recipes for a savory introduction to
the great taste and versatility of this
Florida favorite.
Far East Florida Pan-Seared Yel-
lowfin Tuna
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons wasabi mustard
2 tablespoons ginger
2 cloves Florida garlic, minced
2 1-inch Florida Yellowfin tuna
steaks, approximately 1 1/4 pound
each
2 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt to taste
coarse black pepper to taste
sesame seeds
wasabi for dip
soy sauce for dip
Combine soy sauce, wasabi
mustard, fresh ginger and garlic
and pour over tuna steaks in a shal-


low pan. Marinate filets in the
refrigerator for 1 hour, turning
once. To cook, remove filets from
marinade and season filets with salt
and pepper. Sprinkle each side
with sesame seeds. Heat olive oil in
pan and brown tuna steaks for 1-2
minutes on both sides, being care-
ful to not overcook. Filets can also
be grilled over hot coals or oven
grilled for 5 minutes per side. Serve
with additional wasabi mustard
and soy sauce on the side as dip-
ping sauces.
Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 378, Calories from Fat
88, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 2g,
Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol
32mg, Total Carbohydrates 12g,
Protein 24g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid
0.72g
Broiled Yellowfin Tuna with
Sauce Dijon
2 pounds Florida yellowfin
tuna steaks
1 cups olive oil
1 cups tarragon vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoon paprika
1 clove Florida garlic, sliced
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
paprika for garnish
Florida parsley, chopped for
garnish
Sauce Dijon (recipe follows)
Place fish in shallow dish.
Combine oil, vinegar, salt, papri-


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ka, garlic and cayenne; remove
1/4 cup marinade, set aside. Pour
remaining marinade over fish.
Cover and marinate in the refrig-
erator at least 2 hours, turn fish
several times. Remove steaks
from marinade, discarding mari-
nade. Place steaks on a lightly-
oiled broiler pan. Baste top of
steaks with reserved marinade
and broil about 3 inches from
source of heat for 6-8 minutes.
Turn steaks and baste. Broil an
additional 6-8 minutes or until
fish flakes easily with a fork.
Sprinkle with paprika and
chopped parsley. Serve with
Sauce Dijon.
Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 270, Calories from fat
140, Total fat 15g, Saturated fat
3g, Cholesterol 60mg, Total car-
bohydrate Ig, Protein 30g.
Sauce Dijon
2 Florida egg yolks, beaten
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2 tablespoons tarragon vine-
gar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Florida sugar
3 teaspoons salt
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vinegar, mustard, sugar and salt;
mix well. Cook over low heat stir-
ring constantly until thick. Stir in
sour cream. Serve warm.


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Briefs


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. to
3p.m.
All donors receive a free T-
shirt, free mini physical, iron and
cholesterol screening, blood typ-
ing, blood pressure testing, and
Sickle Cell testing on request. If
you have any questions contact
Dianna Compton 561-512-2610.

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


Post-hurricane
counseling
The Youth Service Bureau, a
program of Palm Beach County
Division of Youth Affairs, serves
children from birth through age
17 and provides individual and
family counseling at no cost to
families in Palm Beach County.
As hurricane Frances and its
aftermath has heightened the
problems and stress level for
families in Palm Beach County,
the Youth Service Bureau wants
to reach out to those families and
offer the help of licensed thera-
pists who will listen to their expe-
rience and help them cope. Any
parent or adolescent needing
help should call the Youth Ser-
vice Bureau office at (561)992-
1233 (Glades) to obtain an
appointment.

Weight Watchers
plan meetings
Weight Watchers of the
Glades meet Thursdays 5-6 p.m.
at the Sugar Cane Growers Coop-
erative, on the fourth floor.
Bingo nights set
American Legion Post 20 will
host Bingo nights every Thurs-
day at 7 p.m. For more informa-


tion, please call (561)996-6444
after 3 p.m.
Hospital has
support groups
Wellington Regional Medical
Center has the following support
groups:
Bariatric Education Seminar
meets the first Thursday of the
month.
Bariatric Support Group
meets the first Thursday of each
month from 1 to 2 p.m. and the
third Thursday of each month
from 6 to 7 p.m. Call (561) 798-
8587 for details,
Head & Neck Cancer Sup-
port group meets the fourth Tues-
day of the month, at 6:30 p.m. in
the hospital conference roo,.
Lactation Tea & Support
Group, meets the third Thursday
of each month at 9 a.m. For more
information, call (561) 586-BABY
La Leche League of Palm
Beach County, meets the first
Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Call (561) 798-0922 for more info.
Prostate Cancer Support,
meets the first Friday of the month
at 7 p.m. in the conference room.
Your Bosom Buddies II
Breast Cancer Support, meets
the second Thursday of the
month at 7 p.m. in the confer-
ence room.


Water
Continued From Page 1
The city has contracted with
technical experts to help it to
secure grants in the future. Part
of that focus will be the infra-
structure needs of the city, with
the water system a high priority
on that list.
Ms. Latimore is hopeful that
the assistance will go far in help-
ing the city get to its feet.
"The pipes aren't going to get
any better," said Ms. Latimore.
"We've got big, big infrastruc-
ture problems, but they didn't
start yesterday," she said.


Shooting

Continued From Page 1
last bullet that had pierced one of
the doors of the vehicle.
According to detectives, it is
believed the suspect may have
fled to Riviera Beach after the
shooting and may still be hiding
there.
While the reason for the shoot-
ing remains unclear, police
believe it may be linked to an inci-
dent last year in which the suspect
in question was shot himself.
Police are continuing to inves-
tigate the incident and will be
interviewing more witnesses.


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Street

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in its nine-year history, one of
the staple events of the program.
It's a chance for locals to see
exactly\ what talent exists in the
Glades. "We examine where
that bright spot is in our young
people," Mr. Jackson said last
.week.
The children work with pro-


Director

Continued From Page 1
As for herself, Ms. Thompson
is looking forward to her retire-
ment. Alice said she will be
spending a lot more of her time
now working with the youth in
the community as a piano
teacher, something she had done
before joining the chamber.
On occasion Ms. Thompson
has to turn down requests of rest-
dents who wanted her to teach
their children how to play; it's
Ssimpi ltoo difficult too manage
witlh the full schedule she now


Dike

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: "sensationalism." He added, "To
create panic at the current situa-
lion, it is not right."
The meeting was attended by
Representati e Mark F-oley, who
sought to ease concerns associat-
ed \v ih the dike, and Representa-
live Richard Machek, who offered
his support in appealing to the
government to fast track improve-
ments to the dike
Confronted with the possibility
that the dike could fail. very likely'
during a hurricane, representa-
tives stood to ease concerns and
announce plans to address the
issue.
George Dunlop, assistant sec-
retary of the army for civil works,
said the plan now is to strengthen
the dike so that it can withstand
the force of a storm event that is
likely to happen only once every
935 years In New Orleans, the
plan there is to strengthen the
defenses to survive a 100-.year
storm e% ent
Mr Dunlop reiterated the need
for the dike to be rebuilt. "These
works must be rebuilt to modern


fessional artists and teachers in
the year-round program. The
program focuses on the arts,
catering to the needs of the chil-
dren through a number of
music, dance and other artistic
programs.
The young people concen-
trate on learning their step
dance routines, work with the
artists on their vocal talents, and
play percussion. The children
develop skills that can last them


has.
"I love teaching piano," she
said. "It gives me a good feeling to
know I can help a child."
When she joined the chamber,
Alice would do most of her work
on a typewriter. Now, she easily
spreads the chamber's message
through the Internet. It is simply
one example of how much has
changed since she first decided
she would assume the role of
executive director.
According to her, the chamber
then needed somebody to be the
figure head, the representative at
meetings and the person who
community members and others
could go to if they needed infor-


standards," he said. He said he
was confident that the corps can
do it.
"I take a sense of pride in that
the Army Corps can build any-
thing," he said.
The problem is that any proj-
ect likely to eliminate all of the
issues currently associated with
the dike is many years, and per-
haps several decades into the
future. While legislators ponder
their next move, and whether it is
possible to expedite the project.
residents in the area continue to
fear the worst.
A failure in the levee could
mean vast flooding foi man\ of
the communities located around
the lake Residents familiar with
the Hurricane of 1928 that result-
ed in the death of thousands
when Lake Okeechobee flooded
the area find all-too familiar paral-
lels between then and today.
In the meantime, the Corps is
doing all it can to remove the risk
of entering the fast-approaching
hurricane season at a high lake
level. Efforts are currently focus-
ing on lowering the le\el as much
as possible and the level of the
lake is already a quarter ot a lool
lower than it was in 200-1.


a lifetime, something Mr. Jack-
son is keenly aware of. Through
the years some of the children in
the program have gone on to
focus on their musical and artis-
tic talents.
When the end of the school
year approaches, the program
directors identify a few of the
outstanding routines and organ-
ize the showcase for the benefit
of the community.
Ken Jackson said he would


mation about the city.
"I thought, 'I could do this,'"
Ms. Thompson recalls.
Though the job has always
been officially a part-time job,
many residents never realized that
from seeing her attend most of
the major meetings in the area, or
by how much she makes time to
participate in many other com-
munity events and activities.
Oftentimes, she has had to
wake early in the morning and
come home late at night, more
work than most full-time workers
do.
Dot Vanlandingham, who also
joined the chamber at around the
same time Alice did, was with her


But there is only so much that
the Corps can do. According to
Col. Carptenter, on a good week,
one without heavy rain activity,
the lake can be lowered perhaps
a tenth of a foot. As a counter-
measure, the corps reportedly has
65,000 tons of rock placed at
strategic locations in the event of
a breach in thedike.
Having, residents worry is not
the right way to solve the prob-
lems, Corps officials insisted
"This is a topic too important
to be dictated by panic," he said.
Citing the findings of the report,
he said, "W\Ve have disagreements
in the English, but \ue don't have
disagreements \vith the math and
the engineering."
Les Brom\vell, who with two
other authors wrote the no\ infa-
mous report, said that it was not
meant to be a technical docu-
ment strictly for engineers. The
hope of the team was in prepar-
ing a document that anyone
could read and understand.
It also served to underscore
the importance of the issue,
rather than have the dangers
buried in technical jargon. The
report is based on much of the
information previously released


have appreciated such a pro-
gram in his own youth. There
were very many young students
then, as there are now, with vari-
ous talents and gifts. Some were
intelligent, while others were
athletic, and some were even
outright geniuses, but they did
not have an outlet for their ener-
gy, Mr. Jackson said.
"I only wish we had some-
thing like Street Beat when I was
in school," Mr. Jackson said.


most of the way. Dot also retired
last year and Ms. Thompson has
truly missed her old partner.
But it's been a sweet journey,
she said.
Now, she looks forward to all
of the time she will now have with
her husband and grandchildren.
Maybe the two will take up resi-
dence in their boat and sail the
time away like they used to do, or
maybe she'll just relax.
"The truth is I deserve it after
all these years," Ms. Thompson
joked. "I've had some really good
years, I'll say that. It's been a privi-
lege. I feel privileged."


in a report by the Corps in the late
1990s, which itself failed to cap-
ture the attention of this latest
report.
"People need to be prepared
for the worst circumstance," said
Mr. Bromwell. "Until it's [the
dike] is fixed, we need to realize
there is a danger."
Of the choice of words, Mr.
Bromwell said, "I have to say they
seem to have gotten the desired
effect."


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Miss Annie Raulerson survived the hurricane of 1928


By Twila Valentine
Edited by MaryAnn Morris
OKEECHOBEE From 1977
until her death in 2003, Indepen-
dent 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 Okee-
chobee's Betty Williamson, Presi-
dent of the Okeechobee Historical
Society, she co-authored a book,
now in its second printing,
"Strolling down Country Roads in
Okeechobee."
Mrs. Valentine conducted the
following interview with "Miss
Annie" Raulerson in September
1988.
Annie Raulerson, the wife of
Hiram Raulerson, had been mar-
ried about two years and a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the same
length of time, when the 1928 hur-
ricane arrived in Okeechobee on
Sept. 16. She recalled her memo-
ries of that devastating storm and
its aftermath."
"My father-in-law (Lewis
Raulerson) made us all go down
to the store because he felt like
that it was the strongest building
in town (the brick store still stands
at the corner of WS. Park Street
and S.W. 5th Avenue. It currently
(1988) houses the Uh-Oh Outlet).
We weren't the only ones there.
There were just so many people
you could hardly walk in there.
The other people had the same
idea. At one point, the Northern
Hotel, which was on the corner
south of the store, had the canopy
blow off and it hit the back of the
store. Some of these women had
been in the hurricane in Miami in
1926, and they were yelling and
screaming and they thought the
store was going down. That part
of it was kind of bad," "Miss
Annie" said.
"One of my brothers was visit-
ing and all of the men would have
to hold hands as they went down
the west side of the store and
coming around the south side, the
wind was so strong you couldn't
stand up. One time, they went
around the store and when they
came back, they said that
Meserve's store was not there any-


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more. It was lying flat. We figured
they had had a fire," she contin-
ued.
Okeechobee Hardware had
been built by Ellis Meserve as a
two-story building in 1915.
Meserve and his wife, Faith Rauler-
son Meserve, lived in an apart-
ment on the second floor. When
the store was destroyed in the
storm, it was re -built as a single
story and the Meserves built a
new home on S. Parrott.
"There was no flooding to the
middle of town. There was water,
but no flooding up here in the
middle of town. It ended really
where the boats started at about
where the city limits are and the
water came up to that point. It
was about where the water tower
is. (?? Near City Hall???) People
were going in boats from there
down to the lake. It had washed
out the Eagle Bay bridge and peo-
ple like the Lightseys who had
been hanging up in the trees
couldn't get off. Pogy Bill was the
sheriff then and he took boats
over there and kept bringing those
people in. He brought them to the
store. It was awful. Those people
were scared to death and wet. All
they had were the clothes on their
backs," said "Miss Annie."
In the book, "Lake Okee-
chobee: Wellspring of the Ever-
glades" by Alfred J. and Kathryn A.
Hanna, the authors said that fol-
lowing the storm in 1928, Pogy
Bill's services were invaluable
because in addition to directing
rescue operations, he know every-
body on the lake and could identi-
fy the dead far better than the
relief workers.
"Miss Annie" said that during
the long cleanup following the
storm, she had her first involve-
ment with the Red Cross, a part-
nership that has lasted for 60


years.
"The Red Cross had a hall
where they opened up a soup
kitchen. A friend of mine asked
me if I would come down and
help and I've been involved with
the Red Cross ever since then,"
she said.
"After the storm was over, I
happened to be one on a commit-
tee and the Red Cross came in. I
wish I knew how much money
they spent on the storm, but it was
thousands and thousands of dol-
lars. They rebuilt homes and busi-
nesses. There was a businesses.
There was a business out of S.W
Park Street, Fordham and Kirk-
man, and it (the building) was
made of cement blocks. They
used so much more sand then
and was made of cement blocks.
They used so much more sand
then and they just weren't very
stable. It just blew that building
down. Anyway, they had a com-
mittee that would go around, they
didn't have any names, but they
got a history of the house, the kind
of house they had and what it was
worth and the Red Cross put the
houses back in the same condi-
tion they were before the storm.
Of course, there wasn't a lot of
real fancy houses, but they spent
for them and the businesses, too,"
she continued.
"I remember down there at
their (Red Cross) soup kitchen,
they were giving people tetanus
shots, because they were afraid
after the flood and so many had
been in the water. I remember
there was this one great big old
boy, he just keeled over. You
would have thought he could
have done almost anything."
"They were scared about
typhoid, too. You had to boil all
the water you used."
"For about a year after all that
was over, there was a social work-
er who came and she'd go all out
in the country. I used to go with
her and she was appalled at the
amount of hookworm there was.
She'd go out to the schools, there
were a lot of them then," she said.
(Ossie Raulerson, who was
born in Ft. Drum in 1906, said
about the time he started there
were five or six schools: Fort
Drum, Basinger, Mosquito Creek,
the main school in town and one
other that he remembered.)


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Sometime after the Hurricane of 1928, this aerial photo was marked to show how far toward
the center of downtown Okeechobee the flood water rose. The bridge over Taylor Creek is
Park St. (SR 70).


During the hurricane of 1928, many people took refuge in the brick Okeechobee Hardware
building. Photographs taken after the storm show the building, without the two-story porch,
which was wooden.


Dry conditions increase wildfire danger


TALLAHASSEE Wildfires
fueled by extra-dry conditions
have burned nearly 61,000 acres
and several homes in Florida so
far this year, prompting State Fire
Marshal Tom Gallagher to warn
that anyone who intentionally
causes a fire will face aggressive
action. Mr. Gallagher also is urg-
ing Floridians to take steps to pro-
tect their families and property.
"It is critical that we not only
protect our homes and property,
but that we make sure we do
nothing that could put anyone
else's home or property at risk,"
Mr. Gallagher said. "Anyone
who starts a wildfire can expect
aggressive action from the State
Fire Marshal's Office."
Governor Jeb Bush has
issued an executive order declar-
ing a state of emergency and
called in the National Guard to
assist with firefighting. The State
SFire Marshal's Office is assisting
the Division of Forestry in coor-
dinating heavy equipment to
protect homes and is assisting in
the investigation to determine if
the fires were the result of arson.
Last week was Arson Aware-
ness Week in Florida, and Mr.
Gallagher said parents must
Teach children to never play with
matches or lighters, as juveniles
Shave been charged in some of
this year's wildfires, including a
large one that destroyed numer-


"It is critical that we not only protect our homes
and property, but that we make sure we do noth-
ing that could put anyone else's home or prop-
erty at risk."
Tom Gallagher,
State Fire Marshal


ous homes in Lee County. He is
urging anyone who suspects
arson to call 1-877-662-7766 (1-
877-NOARSON).
Topography, fuel sources,
and weather all influence the
spread of wildfire, but statistics
show that trimming and clean-
ing vegetation around your
home can profoundly improve a
home's chances of surviving a
wildfire. Mr. Gallagher said the
first step is to fire-proof your
home and the area around it.
Remove limbs, leaves, and
pine needles from the roof.
Trim tree limbs away from
each other and from roof eaves.
Remove dead and diseased
trees and prune lower branches
away from shrubs or grass.
Clear pine needles, leaves
and debris from the ground in-
between brush and trees.
Keep grass mowed to less
than four inches.
Do not use the area under
decks for storage.
Install smoke alarms and


make sure they are working.
Establish a home escape
plan and practice it. Designate a
meeting place outside.
Plan several escape routes
away from your property..
Gallagher also advised gath-
ering important insurance and
financial documents in a water-
proof container. He also said it
is a good idea to videotape your
home and property, and docu-
ment your recording by holding
up a newspaper, then keep the
videotape in the same container
with your important documents.
Also create a disaster kit in
case you have to evacuate and
include:
Flashlight with extra batter-
ies
Portable, battery-operated
radio with extra batteries
First-aid kit
Non-perishable food and
water
Non-electric can opener
Medications
Cash and credit cards


Sturdy shoes and extra
clothing
Food and supplies for pets
If a fire is threatening your
home or nearby area, Mr. Gal-
lagher said:
Keep a radio on for
updates.
Remove combustible items
from around your home, includ-
ing lawn and poolside furniture,
umbrellas, fabric awnings, tarp
coverings, firewood, fuel tanks,
and fuel-powered equipment.
Place valuables that will not
be damaged by water in a pool
or pond.
Close all doors and win-
dows inside to prevent draft.
Take down flammable
drapes, curtains, and close
Venetian blinds.
Close gas valves and turn
off all pilot lights.
Turn on a light in each
room for visibility in case of
heavy smoke.
e Leave sprinklers on roofs or
anything that might-be damaged
by fire, including fuel tanks.
Be ready to evacuate family
and pets when fire nears or
when instructed to do so by
local officials.
"Wildfire is a very real threat
for many Floridians right now,
and we need to do all we can to
protect our homes and commu-
nities," Mr. Gallagher said.


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Department of Agriculture es in contiguous
(USDA) announced on May 1 that of eligible county
sign-ups would begin May 17 for at www.usda.g
four crop and livestock assistance fo.xml.
programs providing aid to pro-, The Hurricane
ducers affected by the destructive gram.(HIP) will p
2005 hurricane season. These to eligible prod
programs are funded by $250 mil- fered crop losses
lion in Section 32 funds author- either a Federal
ized immediately following these Corporation c
storms, indemnity or a I
USDA authorized the used of Crop Disaster Ass
these funds in October 2005 for (NAP) payment.
crop disaster, livestock, tree and benefits will equ
aquaculture assistance. The four the cropinsuran
programs are, the Livestock 30 percent of th
Indemnity Program, Feed Indem- More information
nity Program, Hurricane Indemni- able in the online
ty Program and Tree Indemnity http://www.fs;
Program. ublications/facts/l
"Florida Citrus Mutual com- The Tree Inde
mends the USDA and Secretary (TIP)will provide
Johanns for their continued efforts gible owners o
to provide assistance to those grown fruit trees,
growers impacted by the 2005 es and vines tt
hurricane season," said Jay Clark, annual crop an
Florida Citrus Mutual's interim damaged due to
executive vice president/CEO. FSA will base T]
To be eligible for this assis- the crop's proxir
tance, a producer's loss must canes based on
have occurred in one of 261 which reflect the
counties receiving a primary age from least
presidential or secretarial disas- More information
ter designation due to 2005 Hur- able in the onlii
ricanes Dennis, Katrina, Ophelia, http://www.fsa.u;
Rita or Wilma. Assistance is lications/facts/htr


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ucers who suf-
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Crop Insurance
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distance Program
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ce indemnity or
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Payments to eli-
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iat produce an
id were lost or
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IP payments on
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severity of dam-
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Drug use starting Seminole Museum offers free admission


at earlier age


The Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Admin-
istration (SAMHSA) recently
released a report from ongoing
monitoring of the Treatment
Episode Data Set (TEDS) show-
ing an increase in the number
of people in treatment for drug
addiction who started at an ear-
lier age.
The report tracked treat-
ment admissions from 1993 to
2003 and the percentage of
people in treatment who start-
ed using drugs before the age
of 13 had increased from 12
percent to 14 percent during
that time span. The total num-
ber of people jumped from
about 114,000 to more than
162,000.
In a SAMHSA release, Admin-
istrator Charles Curie
exclaimed, "Age at first use is an
important predictor of the
potential for serious substance
abuse problems later in life. The
increase in the proportion of the
admissions for drug use before
age 13 should be awake-up call
to parents to speak with their
children early and often about
the dangers of drug use."
Education and prevention
efforts must start at earlier
ages, and must start at home.


Our children need to know
everything about drugs and the
damage they cause and this
can be done without building
their curiosity or using scare
tactics. Simple communication
with the truth is what works.
Narconon Arrowhead's
drug education and prevention
program works with kids, par-
ents, ministers, counselors,
teachers and anyone else in an
effort to create and maintain
drug-free youth. While the pro-
gram includes a very successful
rehabilitation program based
on the research and develop-
ments of American author and
humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard,
the professionals working in
the treatment center would
much rather not have to see
those kids in the future going
through treatment.
Take the time to speak to
your kids about drug and alco-
hol abuse, and let's make a bet-
ter society for all.
For more information or
help, contact Narconon Arrow-
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visit www.stopaddiction.com.
Free downloadable drug infor-
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www.drug-education.org. Act
now before it's too late.


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. In
honor of International Museum
Day, the Seminole Tribe of Florida
is offering FREE admission to the
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on the
Big Cypress Reservation in the
Florida Everglades and Ah-Tah-
Thi-Ki Museum at Okalee Village
located adjacent to the Seminole
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Holly-
wood this week, through Friday,
May 19.
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at
Big Cypress (which means "a
place to learn") located just three
miles from Billie Swamp Safari on
the Big Cypress Reservation,
houses the nation's largest display
of the life and culture of the
unconquered Florida Seminoles.
The museum includes 5,000
square feet of exhibits in a mod-
ern museum adjacent to a cypress
dome in the Florida Everglades.
Visitors enjoy lifelike displays of
how Seminoles lived in the 1800s,
along with rare artifacts. Part of
the Seminole collection on loan
from the Smithsonian National
Museum of the American Indian is
featured at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki
Museum, including moccasins,
leggings, turtle shell rattles, silver-
work, beaded sashes, and medi-
cine baskets. The Museum also
has exhibits of its own holdings,
including southeastern beaded
shoulder bags and Seminole
patchwork clothing.
The exhibit gallery includes
user-friendly computers where
visitors can find more information


on the Seminole Tribe's rich histo-
ry and culture. In addition to the
informative exhibits, the Museum
features a living village with Semi-
nole Tribal members making
handmade arts and crafts.
Gallery exhibits include:
Transportation: Learn how
the Seminoles traveled through
the
Everglades in canoes made
from cypress trees.
Economy: Understand how
the Seminoles survived by hunt-
ing, tanning buckskins, gathering
food and gardening.
Exciting film: View a dramat-
ic five-screen presentation on
Seminole history.
Rare artifacts: See actual
clothing, tools and implements
used in times past, some on loan
from the Smithsonian National
Museum of the American Indian.
Living village: Visit an
authentic Native American village
with Seminole Tribal members
preparing traditional arts and


crafts.
Spiritual beliefs: Get a unique
glimpse into the sacred religious
ceremony, the annual Green Corn
Dance.
History and culture: User-
friendly computers allow visitors
the opportunity to find further
information on the Seminole
Tribe's rich history and culture.
Gift shop: Buy Seminole arts
and crafts, and Native American
music, jewelry, books and sou-
venirs.
Nature trail: Walk through
the beautiful Big Cypress Swamp
on over one mile of boardwalk
nature trails through native flora
and fauna.
The new Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Muse-
um at Okalee Village, which is
located at the Seminole Hard
Rock Hotel and Casino Holly-
wood, features a collection, of
Seminole cultural and historical
artifacts in three distinctive gal-
leries totaling 4,000 square feet.
Gallery exhibits include:


Trees replanted around county


Keep Palm Beach County
Beautiful, Inc. (KPBCB) held a
Board Luncheon on May 10,
2006 in Palm Beach to honor
Past President Libbey Webb for
her work with the rion-profit
organization. Under her tenure
with KPBCB, a Hurricane Refor-
estation Program was developed
to help restore tree canopy in
publicly visible areas of the
County that had been lost or
damaged during the recent hur-
ricanes. The program was pri-
marily funded through a grant to
KPBCB from the Division of
Forestry. Additional sponsors
include the Solid Waste Authori-
ty of Palm Beach County, Waste
Management, and Florida Power
and Light Company. KPBCB
chose 16 tree projects t6 do
throughout the county. The
recipients of the tree projects


were announced at the Board
Luncheon and each received a
plaque commemorating the
award. They include:
The Judge Edward Rodgers
United States Post Office in Riv-
iera Beach;
The 1928 Storm Memorial,
City of West Palm Beach;
John Prince Park, Palm Beach
County Parks and Recreation
Department;
Boca Tierra Park, City of Boca
Raton;
Veterans Park, City of Delray
Beach;
Passive Park, Town of Ocean
Ridge;
Federal Highway Medians,
City of Boynton Beach;
Riverside Drive Linear Park,
City of Palm Beach Gardens;
Lakeside Park, Village of
North Palm Beach;


Lake Walk/Donald Ross
Rd./Kagan Park, Town of Juno
Beach;
Torry Island, City of Belle
Glade;
Boynton Beach High School,
School District of Palm Beach
County;
Golden Grove Elementary
School, School District of Palm
Beach County;
Military Trail, Brighton Lakes
Homeowners Association,
Boynton Beach;
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher
Park; and,
Mounts Botanical Gardens.
The Riviera Beach Post Office
and 1928 Storm Memorial tree
projects have already been com-
pleted. The other 14 projects will
be planted in the next several
months.


Submitted to NI
Pet of the Week
Tayna Hammil of Clewiston wrote, "Here is Blue. A 1 & 1/2 year old yellow lab male that
has grabbed our hearts the moment he walked into our lives .. literally. We were working
in our yard and here he came ... tongue flapping, tail wagging and on a mission to
nowhere. We gave him some water from the water hose and he hung out for the rest of
the day. We thought maybe someone would be by soon...to claim him and as the night
grew closer and no one showed, we called the Animal Rescue. They picked him up the
next morning and said we had 5 days to wait for someone to claim him. Well, needless
to say, no one claimed this beautiful animal and we were so fortunate to adopt him. We
feel he was a displacement from the hurricanes. He has been with us since early Janu-
ary and he has filled our home with much joy. He is so affectionate and such a "touch
me" dog, its hard not to pet him when he is near. He loves the water, of course! The pic-
ture is of him at the pond at Fisheating Creek with his swim toy. He loves camping, too!
He also loves riding in the vehicle and hanging his face into the wind. Such a joy!"


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Colorful Seminole patch-
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historic retrospective of this dis-
tinctive folk art
Seminole-genre paintings
including works of art about the
Seminole Tribe by noted non-
Seminole artists as well as by
Seminoles themselves
The largest known work by
nationally known Native Ameri-
can mural artist Fred Beaver
Vintage photos from the
early 1900s that depict Seminole
lifestyles and pastimes taking you
a step back in time
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at
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NO ONE WILL WORK HARDER FOR YOU THAN
JAMIE NAVARRO GIVE HIM A CALL ON HIS
CELL AT (239) 822-9272

REALTY C. BAGANS FIRST
i Yi/fI WORLD 30 Colorado Rd. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
S' BROKER NEiORK


Just Approx 10 Miles NE of LaBelle. Must see 3/2
Ranch style home on 9.5 acres. This home fea-
tures built in double oven, range top, cathedral
ceilings, metal roof, plenty of cab-space, 10 ft
walk way completely around the home under
roof, sprinkler system, two wells. This home is
completely fenced in with sep pasture. There
is too much to mention. Must see!! $699,900.
That's less than $38,000 an acre!!l!


Do not miss this well kept five bedroom two
.bath 2,000 sq. ft. home. This home features tile
S roof, landscaping, new a/c, kids park behind the
., -. home, screen porch, tile counter tops in
R .* kitchen, too many extras to mention. This home
is located on the west side and within walking
._ J 7 distance of schools, shopping, banking and golf-
ing. $249,900.


VISIT US ON THE WEB AT WWW.OAKREALTYINC.COM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS SALES
CINDY L. ALEXANDER
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
ASSOCIATES: EDITH HACKMANN
SCOTT HACKMANN AND TIM SPENCER
675-0500





PETS
NEW LOCATION
233 N. BRIDGE ST
On the corner of
BRIDGEST & WAsHINGTON
MLS SE HABLO ESPANOL
REALS COMI L G AVAI ee $ 210,000.
3/1 ON MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD. $750/M. NO IN PORT IAB room/2ath, 1 car garage
PETS plus den. OffEBis g $185,000.
32w DUPLEX INATOWNg $800/M NO PETS OFF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD.
BRAND NEW HOUSE IN PORT LABELLE 3/2/2 3BedroomlBath CBS home with carp or. New Upgrades
$1,800/M Priced at $129,900.
//S CiDUPLEX $550/M NO PETS LOCATED IN LEC GH ACRES 3Bedroom/Bath, 2 car
3/1.5/1 W/POOL IN TOWN $1000/M NO PETS garage built in 2001 and in excellent edition. Hone aver
HOWS FoRscru looks canal and locatrd in a great area dose to Ft. Myers
IN COUNTY V jgV1Bath, 1 car garage, but out enough for peace and quiet. Asking $230,000.
new roof. Asking $1 2BEDROOM/IBATI HOUSE in LaBelle. Being sold "As
IN PORT LABELLE 3Bedroom/Bath, 2 car garage off Is." Asking $125,000.
School Circle. Ins d fenced in backyard IN CAPE CORAL Duplex 3/2 on both sides, new roof,
and a large shed. 0. new plumbing and tile throughout units. Asking
OFF COWBOY WAY 2Bedroom/lBath is currently used $325,000.
as a residential property but is zoned commercial. Asking ACREAGE FOR SA
$145,000. i IN PIONEERI 3Bedroom/2Bath, large doublewide
IN LEHIGH ACRES This 4Bedroom/2Bath home has mobile home on fenced in 2.5 acres. Dual fireplace, walk-
2,288 sq. ft. on a large corner lot that is fenced in. Home in closets, outside buildings. Asking $199,900.
has many extras. Call for an appointment today. Asking 2.5 ACRES in Pioneer Plantation. $79,000. ,
$288,900. LOTS OR Sul
IN LEHIGH ACRES. Home has 1,900 sq ft with 2 master WE HAVE LOTS FOR SALE IN LABELLE, PORT
bedrooms. Home is currency used as a 4/2. Has many LABELLE, MOORE HAVEN AND LAKE PLACID. CALL
upgrades and a fenced in backyard. This home is a must FOR MORE INFORMATIONI


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This remarkable 3B1qV2BA split floor plan home is situated on
over 1/2 acre in desirable Caloosa Estates. This home offers

your wvaercraft to. Call for your showing today! $420,000.
CUSTOM BUILT POOL HOME IN LRBHLLE
Brilliant floor plan and energy saving design highlight this
newer 3Bl02BA plus den pool I!me located in Caloosa
,l i ,,.,, h, ,, ,.,, l 'iI. ,i. '. il 'n ;1 11 .
place and a large sizzling, gourmet kitchen with Silestone
counmertops. The family room overlooks the screened lanai
u ,l,,1 1 i. l hll IIIh 111. [h l llkh. J I S,, l .l 1 1.i i i
$469,900. Call for our appointment today!
TWO STORY HOME ON RCRERGE
J 1, h 1 T... I. I ,b ,, ,1"- III, : I,. ,- ,, -s, ,,,
ing chair reay front porch settled into over 3.5 acres of
absolutely gorgeous land, This home offers dual zoned A/C,
newer Kenmore kitchen appliances and room to convert into
a 4th bedroom. The picture perfect acreage offers a 2x62 pole
barn and workshop area. Horses are welcome Make it yours!
$415,000.
CBS HOME ON RCRERGE
3BR/2BA CBS, split floor plan home situated on 4.82 acres.
This spacious yard is fenced and the pasture is fenced and
cross.fenced complete with a stall barn and tack room ready
for your horses. This spacious home ofllers vaulted ceilings,
living and family rooms, an expansive ack porch and a new
oof in 06. Call to schedule your appointment today.
$399,900
Denise Walker Listing Agent
1-888-675-6760 (toll free)
863-673-2461 (cell)


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$588,000 PRICE REDUCED! 3BD/2BAhome on
2.34+/- acres in Naples. Home features a pole barn,
screen lanai, security system, dual fireplace, eat-in
kitchen. Owner/Agent bring any serious offer.
$526,000 PRICE REDUCED! 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.
$359,900 Great 4BD/2BA home that has been total-
ly remodeled. New flooring, cabinets and vanities. Yard
features irrigation and rear fencing. This great deal is
ready for you to move in.
$359,900 Beautiful like new 3BD/2BA with 2 car
garage home in the Belmont area. Patio and deck area in
back yard.


* $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.


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Mortgage Loan Officer
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,tK Tel: 863.675.9065
S\. 239.415.6302
Fax: 239.415.6311
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at 415 W. Hwy 80
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WHY RENT WITH

LISTINGS LIKE THESE?


* $149,999 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a com-
pletely fenced in yard and an above ground pool.
* $94,900 3BD/1BA Newly remodeled home in
LaBelle. This home has new tile, carpet, paint, cabinets,
hot water heater, bathroom and new roof with a transfer-
able warranty. Great investment potential or first time
home buyer.
MOBILE HOMES:
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse
sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features an addi-
tion with it's own entrance and much more. The proper-
ty has a pond with an island and bridge, an above ground
pool, 2 barns and more.
* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse which
rests on 5+/- acres features a new well and roof.
Property is also fenced with a shed and pond.
* $197,900 4BD/2BA Gorgeous upgraded manufac-
tured home in LaBelle. This home features a split floor
plan and all crown moldings in the living and dining
room.
* $139,400 to $151,900 New 4BD/2BA &
3BD/2BA Manufactured Homes on .50+/- acres in El
Rio S/D.
* $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 MHYC. The MHYC is a
55+ ownership 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.
* $52,000 PRICE REDUCEDI- 3BD/2BA Nice cor-
ner lotU MIsE s C@IIUTfAGlff 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 ocean
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 ofAlva on busy
SR80.
* $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.
; $14 Acre
that is
* $98,900 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura. Thereis a
single wide mobile Ii$ OtiSSgH] i the property. 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.
CAIL FOR AVAILABLE HOMESITE
IN PORT LABELLE. MONTURA
AND LEHIGH ACRES


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SJust like NEW! 3BR/1.5B CBS home within
walking distance from shopping. Features
include new berber carpet, ceramic tile, all new
cabinets and much more. Priced to sell at only
i119900


yard, spacious rooms, wood burning fireplace, new
kitchen cabinets and storage galore! Best of allafter
a hard days work you can sit out on your lanai and
enjoy the sunset over the lake in Lehigh Acres. Only
$219,900.
* REDUCED! PERFECT STARTER HOME! 2BR/IBA
CBS homelatedOin La ,pl"leai pt oa, ,.lled
street. "ft3 fl blg ack
yard. Priced @ $159,900.
* J;u Jr1 Ii:t., 'Ea Ih, 1 'B CBS.home within walk-
ing .ih.-i,..: from shopping. Features include new
t.:rt ryt ..jrii, ceramic tile, all new cabinets and
much more. Priced to sell at only $119,900.
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'lraunri- feel' i;': r,-l.n luu-il bcl-np al Ih' bnwlutjlul
,,KB'2Bh,.,,i... ":. "-] '.: ('.dar n.,.,d n,'jI- as1.-d ..1. .
ings, qsone i replj'e, ne'v r.:,l, siJup:r Ulrg'e wirl'-
shop with RV parking. Majestic Live Oaks make the
acreagefeel like a park.you owe itto yourselfto see! *Relaxtheruralway!Situatedon1.25acingrow-
"699,900. ing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufac-
* i:d o..n .,,li. Solid House! You'll be glad to see turned home with over 1100 sq ft of living area
ihir -p' i.u, iBR/2B remodeled home. Glowing readyfor necupinc'v qFiWFPIFINANCING AVAIL-
ah,, quiri, n:f'm the new Hardy-Board siding to ALE' $I1-9,900
it.: .:.:..j il.:...r: A/C, appliances, hot water tank, Running out of room for your family? This huge
d': -i 'ri j .jrinies are all less thin 2 yea iold New J1ll"'. t lBf' B mIT I :jIj u .,j ho r t:t i ', n ,' i
r t..f t'cir.g i.itIJi'd. Call oJay I:r hail: l :.- tire' t I h li g p '. a -, ...r. a,1 in.:r.,v:d :..- : i r. ,
h. -n'e' $247,500. qu;c rur-d : .,mil'a, f,;r D. :,ubl. I A.:..- C. ,ujalr,
* K[EDi.l:F i. IblikL l.aveiblea BR IB CBS l,- t a b...p : p l, i ) tir:,ni L"..Ille :r Fr 'lf r:r:
l:[in,. ,ith sIh bolet,,'" i li. T in. tjBelle limits., ni.e, hi- a j i,.t',.r ji, ..nr' 5269,900.
feJilure% initluaJi u.dlk-it ,:i... re:m,. r w ir condition- B :'k or, r h the Trea ,re t'lz-.' ".- + ja:rr ,i.i "r ,ijba
er lI'n,:re:l tE.:l.rjrd inri:.II: lin and J hrint deck to makes relaxing easy with a 3BR/2B manufactured
die inf inl'y $239,900 home. Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls & spa-
* HOP, SKIP &AJUMPI Only minutes separate you cious kitchen. Only $179,900.
from banking, shopping, schools and much more., Tired of the Circus? No lowninaround about
This 3BR/2B home has it all, From it's fenced back the call WI t lip SMols'^i S[ on


cleared 2.5+/- acres. WOW! Be sure.to check out the
huge horse barn and workshop. Box stalls, feed
room large workshop. Lower your blood pressure!
$169,900.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 ac in grow-.
i..;: .l..i ', ifal r.. o 'ia fa.:[, ur j
hI.i 9,: I0n i .'' llr l .u tr .It Iii', area re jiJa l:,r
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$149,900


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C 0Lc0 irIl'l, .'i:r i' f :,f ,, kir ra.:. nr I e:ic Zor-ed
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'a i, ...:, ,t a L_,,it,,'' Gcinctal'J irn s! ie 'i tu i,., bu. r I- U.- ler- ld l .:rnl $525,000
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,,i- ,,,. :, ,, '. :11 i.,-a,' J, wiih i.,I ad c.-. |I jic l rIear Westl al trlmenurmi in, Muse ajnd
trick. Time's on your side in this investment! ,lu: mm awl aga). firom d.nT[.:.a n i aBellCe $3.50
$2.750,000. per square fool.
* ih :-,pi:.i.nii. r ee n.ille.i.' Bnng,,:jur i-c-: slPe Paln RV Cmtipground trul' a 50i Jre gold
r'i-'.i i L2 Tteiin1.t 3 ? ,i,. Tth. bcautil propciTy fearurc-e. '1i a.: .
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$ar.J ,' 650,000. ,., fbhr rng lil:e irni]s hrlan g trimp The rimrin
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built hoi,.. ,:,i miTiart.ruict, 'i. il1) $1"0,000.. jaihraOinal V 'ts $2,800,000
* iir,..- ,pr. i.-,ur 1f ,:i .i.his paJ..U 2. -2,+ a'r:. .ad it p,,A sitisbl .u 2 atle.l building; iid,
,:r l ,r ,- nih ai .1:,'i and ario l,.ed.J r Iie l,:.:l ,,-,r '..,s ..q ., ..r:,r.area.. r In aI:r. Zoned lot
c,. ,:,, dt.i.- i,, :r-) n.,r- dei the | :. ur Idup use (urentiui s f -ul t .i.red oaul t.
1 $ 130,000. br ,r,.e:t LasiJ a .:.nl r $525,000.
S 1+.an-"l.r. 'a a Bra.h f-,d i1s Is+ 3,:rI : ., oi:ared o.tmimer.al lSt SOuthOf
ib,. .,IpiT, r. l,, ,',:,tI .. cir, paimre t re. La li,- wnl, l'5 fei .f fnnr.ag on iSR2 and
r,:..i i. nuie loser en-.:i Jat rni $95,000. :.rl ,,n .:r t ires rrt 4I0arg $450,000.
* .eru ,ur.i. F. el ii' e tbi ate .'l., inn..,itr idrean B purdinaitig hi r:o mmerail
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fi. r, ir $.,:l.' 93,900. in.:,', Y ll ,li
S,' l l.'-' I', r a Lungs' site now! $165,000.
:- ,- "'f Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot ir, Jdo:.r.c.wn
.l.... T _S _. LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
-Hard to find dubl n il P.e ['l lrl : b. ml) a p..,ilpoi.bdiry.:.fr:,ring ie.
IIard to find double 1I 11 rIn ri yv .n Lab-ile diapr,- $119,900.


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I situ.jed .:.n haidJd cacllel;lJ lot in ioan anJ
':orpllelrh f..r.n:,iJ Home features vaulted cell-
ings, split flh:ur plan, ln:herli enh pantni and
t'lCeJ.riat nlanJ Ftl:'hi and L.J'.l. po'ieli Ji.e grairj
lor o: udoIo':r leritJrinrig arnJ enjOr.)mcrIn
RDULCED $13,900


WATERFRONT ROMES'LOTS
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATIONIII Thi -
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access Zoned C-2 o our possibilities are endlisc,
$3,900,000
ONE OF THE FEW RITVRFRONT PARCElS :.n
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$199.000.
HOMES IN LABELLE
A GREAT RENTAL INVESTMENT OR STARTER
HOMEI Thili B. 2BS\ ni.jun,.iuredJ honie haii
lot i .'.lfetr. i t eatures ai

ci-erijiriing, j ,rd ,n iruh ,n [he rri.tec jalh, ne;
fairt ii 'r..ugh' ,uJt Si d e' :A' :rpri- Th,, r.:t. Ile is
pr..c. :.,. ill" $125,000.
WELL MAINTAINED IBR2BA MANLIFA(-
TI"RED HOME ii .:.tfn:e o:r po,'nihlc th bed
r:,..rn L,.at[J sithirn t.iry limit co:iiploerl
fn.:ci. arirJ pricedJ I: ell' $99,900
HOMES
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SPECTACLL.R RIVERFRONT STATE SITE TURES A LARGE BONUS ROOM. The ho.:me
iu wi .ter 2i t ti fee" f w'ateirfroir rid aljrc d) '..pj- '.'ffer', J :plit Ifloor plan, upgraded appblan..e..,
rat'ed irt 2 l' : T..he ltabuI lu' 'u tev i riaruralJe i arT' lur idry -r :iT. Tau-r.,m tl:,,ort and a large
prilirne i ar:cr, and up the mn r itr|fro t Lhis "Poirit" o'enr par.. Thlr Ird :.aping is djrine anrd lh c .u-
-d Bf .B' :" n tlom tih: niuti nnern ad the 'Old ki'cr ', -.hich li n' dan,eia ) ajdd- a nice touch r ihs ,rne .,:I aj
~i. urB I :a ) et ici :f protected dockage. Rip Rap of kind must see. $185,000.
x'I' r r, riverbank is in progress. There is NO "Corps 3BR/1,5BA MOBILE HOMEon 2.5+/- acres
900 Setback" on either lot, which may allow houses located in Muse. Priced to sell $129,900.
and/or pools unusually dose to River. Beautiful SELLER RELOCATING! Ready to move in and a
area of upscale homes within blocks of central must see to believe! Located in a private country
LaBelle. $1,500,000 setting in Horseshoe Acres Subdivision. This 2
GORGEOUS RIVERFRONTI This 1.04 acre lot is bedroom, 1 bath manufactured home is situated
wooded and located on'County Road 78. Build on over a half acre lot, shaded screened deck, with
your dreari home orn thi pairel and rnloy e ndie ss many fruit trees and partially fenced yard. Dog on
li views of ihe Caloosaathee RJer Price Redu:ced premises. Call ahead. $129,500.
S $499u900 FNSP AENT OPPORTUNYU This 2 bedroom
IE Ifatutj SOMETHING SPECIAL mFOR NATURE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITYl This 2 bedroom
1. ,, hath ohile home i Inra lot in ni,,R Di,,,r


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Submitted to INI
Honoring Mother Mary
Michael Muros crowned the statue of the Virgin Mary
with a wreath of flowers at Saint Theresa of the Child
Jesus Catholic Church in Buckhead Ridge on Sunday.
The ceremony honoring Mary as the mother of Jesus
Christ, is held each May.


Area Church News in Brief


Everybody birthday
celebration planned
PAHOKEE The United Mis-
sionary Baptist Church Family
along with the Pastor, Rev.
James W. White, will celebrate
the Annual EVERYBODY Birth-
day Bash on Sunday afternoon,
May 28, 2006 at 4 p.m. in the City
of Pahokee's Community Center
(Old High School Cafeteria)
located at 360C East Main Street,
Pahokee.
Everyone is invited (FREE),
but you MUST have an invitation
in order to get in. For an invita-
tion, please make contact with
ANY member of United before
Sunday, May 28. For more infor-
mation, call with Sister Allie H.
Biggs at (561) 924-5622; Sister
Mary Seabrook-Harper at
(561)924-9344; or, the church at
(561)924-3336 on Sunday.


Gospel concert
planned


BELLE GLADE Come out
and get your blessings, come
out and get your soul lifted with
some good old gospel singing
on Saturday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at
Mt. Cahary First Baptist Church
in South Bay with Reverend Roo-
sevelt Cooper. For more infor-
mation contact Sister Loretta
Sandiford at (561)992-8512.


Friday Night Lights
CLEWISTON Evangel
Church Assembly of God Out-
reach Center is open from 7-10
p.m. every Friday to all 7-12
grade students in our communi-
ty. Activities available include
basketball; three Play Station 2
units, music, and games. Snack
bar with great prizes is open
each night.
CREW seeks
donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties
is seeking donations of building
materials and supplies, includ-
ing lumber, nails, drywall, to
assist residents with repairs and
continued clean up efforts in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Donations, including monetary
contributions, are tax
deductible. For more informa-
tion, email CREW headquarters
@aol.com or phone (863)983-
4316 or (863)946-1457.
Servicio en Espanol
CLEWISTON -First
Methodist Church of Clewiston
is starting a Hispanic Worship
Service Sunday evenings at 7
p.m. Son todos bienvenidos.
Everyone is welcome! Call Rev.
Perez at 677-3190 with ques-
tions.


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A number of years ago police
officer Eugene Smith received a
call to respond to a drowning in
a small lake. Officer Smith was
surprised since the lake at the
deepest point was only about
five feet deep. He assumed that
the victim was a child or maybe
a teenager. When he arrived he
was shocked to find that a per-
son over six feet tall had fallen
out of a boat and drowned in
five feet of water.
He imagined the man thrash-
ing and fighting the water until
he was completely exhausted
and then finally giving up. What
makes this such a tragedy is that
if the man had only been able to
stand up, he would not have
drowned.
Often when we are assailed
by the storms of life, we tend to
thrash around like the six foot
man until we are exhausted,
looking for answers all around
us when all we need to do is to
stand on the promises of God
and trust our God-given
resources, strengths, and abili-
ties. We tend to compound the
problem when we look for diffi-
cult or complex solutions, when
what is needed is often quite
simple and within our grasp.
God has given us the ability


and knowledge to help solve our
dilemmas. God gives us the
strength we need when we need
it as we con-
front the evil
forces and dif-
ficult situa-
tions in our
world.
I figure we
have a choice. *'
We can look at
our situation,
at what needs John
to be done, Hicks
and be over-
whelmed, or we can go forward
in the promise of God for the
glory of God.
In the book of Exodus, Moses
is leading the people of God to
the promised land. Many times
during their journey they faced
situations that seemed impossi-
ble. Each time the impossible
became possible through God's
help.
One of the greatest lessons
God showed them came when
the Egyptians were advancing
on them and they were afraid.
The word of God came to them
through Moses, who said, "Do
not be afraid, stand firm, and see
the deliverance that the LORD
will accomplish for you today;
for the Egyptians whom you see
today you shall never see again.
The LORD will fight for you, and


you have only to keep still." I
especially love the next part.
Moses went to God with the
worries and complaints of the
Israelites. Then the LORD said to
Moses, "Why do you cry out to
me? Tell the Israelites to go for-
ward."
So Moses told the people to
go forward, and you know the
rest of the story.
The waters of the sea parted
and the people of Israel passed
through the waters to safety on
the far shore. The story ends
with these words, "Thus the
Lord saved Israel."
Now, I don't care how you
explain what happened that
afternoon along the banks of the
Red Sea, so long as you remem-
ber two things. First, remember
that when things looked diffi-
cult, God told the people to
stand firm in their faith and then
go forward. Second, when the
people obeyed God and went
forward, God kept his promises
to them, and they were set free
from their bondage, and they
realized God's provision and
ultimately God's vision for them.
"It is God who arms me with
strength and makes my way per-
fect. He makes my feet like the
feet of a deer; He enables me to
stand on the heights." (2 Samuel
22:33-34).


First Communion Class
Four catechism students at Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church made their
First Communion on Sunday. Left to right are Kerstin Brown, Sierra Coward, Father Este-
ban Soy, R.J. Tedders and Michael Muros.


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Doc Savvy's
Pet Corner
Question: Dear Doc Savvy. I just
recently got a guinea pig for my
son. We have been doing some
research and read something
about guinea pigs and Vitamin C.
Would you mind clarifying a bit?
Thanks Doc, Jose from Belle
Glade
Answer: Hello Jose. Yes! Guinea
pigs do need to have Vitamin C
supplemented
to their diets
just like we
humans do. ,
The facts
are...Guinea
Pigs and pri-
mates are the
only species
which can not
synthesize their Doc
own Vitamin C, Sawy
therefore need
to get in their diets. If that doesn't
happen, then a condition called
scurvy can occur. For humans,
scurvy is a disease of the
past...Kinda non-existent these
days here in the USA. In third world
countries, it is still a problem. All
good quality guinea pig diets have
Vitamin C added to it. But recently,
a very good guinea pig client of
mine from Clewiston pointed out
how the Vitamin C added to guinea
pig pellets will diminish and expire
with time. So remember to check
the dates on your guinea pig food,
and never purchase more than a
few weeks supply at a time. This
way you can always ensure a good
source of Vitamin C for your pet.
Other great sources of Vitamin C
can be found in fruits too. In gener-
al, guinea pigs need greens and
fruits supplemented as well. Hope
that clarifies!
Take care Doc Savwy
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Palm Healthcare Foundation honors nurses


Submitted to INI
Palm Healthcare Foundation recently honored outstanding
nurses. Left to right are Patricia Hood, Laura Alexander, Mar-
cia Bodden, Opal Reynolds, Lois Gackenheimer, Wilfredo
Rosas, Jezabei Maisonet and Coleen Figluzzi.
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Patricia Hood, pictured with the Honorable Harry Johnson,
received the Extra Mile Award, at the Palm Beach County
Nurse of the Year celebration.


WEST PALM BEACH Palm
Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
(PHF) recently announced Lois
Gackenheimer, RN, NHA, of the
Academy for Practical Nursing
and Health Occupations, as the
PHF Palm Beach County Nurse of
the Year. Ms. Gackenheimer
received this honor, along with
the Leadership of the Year
Award, in front of 750 guests at
the Fourth Annual PHF and
Newschannel 5 Nursing Distinc-
tion Awards Ceremony at the
Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach on
May 5. "No other county in the
nation treats nurses the way
Palm Healthcare does! They
make every nurse in the commu-
nity feel special. There is
absolutely nothing like it," said
the most gracious award winner
Ms. Gackenheimer.
Ms. Gackenheimer has been
in the nursing profession since
1971. She was unaware she had
won the Nurse of the Year Award
until they announced her name.
Her loving husband and two
daughters, who had surprised her
by flying in from D.C. for the big
event, were on hand to support
her. She was nominated by a vari-
ety of people including the Acad-
emy for Practical Nursing and
Health Occupations, the Morse
Geriatric Center, US Department
of Labor, Workforce Alliance and
the Director of Nurses Associa-
tion of Palm Beach County.
"We are so thrilled to put on
an event like this that recognizes
some of the most dedicated
members of our local communi-
ty," said Bob Jaffe, PHF Chair.
"Recognition for these nurses
who are the backbone of health-
care delivery in Palm Beach
County, is more than deserved
and is the reason this prestigious
annual event has become such a
success." added PHF Executive
Director, Suzette Wexner. "It is a
celebration of the nursing profes-


sion where members from vari-
ous healthcare establishments
can be respected and enjoy
themselves." Proceeds from the
not-for-profit event will be used
for nursing scholarships in Palm
Beach County.
Nursing Distinction Award
Winners Included:
Nursing Student of the Year
- Laura Alexander, LPNm Florida
Atlantic University and Bethesda
Memorial Hospital (Boynton

Beach);
Certified Nursing Assistant
of the Year Wilfredo 'Willie'
Rosas, Jupiter Medical Center
(Jupiter);
Licensed Practical Nurse of
the Year Opal Reynolds, LPN
West Boca Medical Center (Boca
Raton);
Extra Mile Award Patricia
Hood, RN, Glades General Hospi-
tal (Belle Glade);}
Educator of the Year -
Coleen Figliuzzi, RN, BSN, NCSN;
Boca Raton Community Hospi-
tal/Del Prado Elementary (Boca
Raton);
Hands & Heart Award Jez-
abel Maisonet, RN, BSN, Caridad
Clinic (Boynton Beach);
Registered Nurse of the Year
- Marcia Bodden, RN, BSC, Chil-
dren's Medical Services (West
Palm Beach);
The Leadership Award -
Lois Gackenheimer, RN, NHA,
Academy for Practical Nursing
and Health Occupations (West
Palm Beach);
Lifetime Achievement
Award Christine Lynn, Benefac-
tor of the College of Nursing at
Florida Atlantic; Lynn University
(Boca Raton).
Steve Weagle, Chief Meteorol-
ogist at WPTV, NewsChannel 5,
NBC was the Master of Cere-
monies for the second year in a
row. In classic black-tie, he
kicked off the awards by intro-
ducing last year's Nurse of the


Year and Distinction Award win-
ners and keynote speaker Deidre
Hall, longtime actress best
known for her role as Dr. Marlena
Evans on the hit daytime soap
opera Days of our Lives.

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Bankruptcy Law
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230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, FL 33476-1834
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ALAN KELLY
MORTGAGE
Kelly Barnes
Principal Mortgage Broker
825 Cowboy Way, Suite 110
LaBelle, FL 33935
Office: (863) 674-0091
Pax: (863) 674-0095
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acres in Historic Botetourt
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May 21 from 2pm to 6pm,
May 27, 10am to 4pm and
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DACHSHUND, small brown
male, near US 98, in Bass-
wood, Sun., May 7th. Call to
Identify. (863)467-2600.


DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80. RE-
WARD $1000 (407)718-0958


CAT- 12yrs old, bik, w/whi
markings, F, spayed, very
friendly, prefer adults w/no
pets (863)675-6205
CATS, (3) 8 mos. old males, 1
black/white, 1 white w/blue
eyes & 1 Siamese mix w/blue
eyes. (863)763-8318
KITTEN- Black & white & 1
Adult female cat, Black,
white & orange. Free to Good
Home. (863)763-5182
KITTENS- 3, Tabby Calico,
Avail. 05/26/06. Not good
for small children.
(863)467-2474
KITTENS, 3 to good home, 1
female & 2 males. About 8 or
9 weeks old. (863)673-5206
KITTENS- 4 very cute, to good
homes only (863)763-1893
ask for Bob


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Needed, commercial/resi-
dential, full time starting im-
mediately. Paid Holidays and
vacation. (561)996-1159
LABORERS: For Landscape &
Lawn Maintenance. Good pay.
Benefits included: Company
Payed Medical, Life & Dental.
(954)605-6951 or email:
fivepointscorp@bellsouth.net
EOE/DFWR
Mace Welding is now
accepting applications for
WELDERS
Apply within at:
90 Evans Rd, LaBelle
(863)675-6683

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




LPN's, CNA's, & HHA's
needed with clean background
screen. License # 30211229.
Call (863)675-1231 between
8:30a.m. to 5 p.m.



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or loved one. Will do house-
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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
May 11,2006
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
ANNUAL PAY SCALE: $22,317 $34,976
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIRE-
MENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Must be able to plan, prioritize, assign, su-
pervise the work of staff involved in emergency management
activities. Must be able to perform a variety of duties related to
Emergency Management Operations, handling special projects
and other duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must be
available and prepared to respond to emergency/disaster or
potential emergency disaster seven (7) days a week, twenty-
four (24) hours a day. Must be able to react calmly and
promptly during an emergency/disaster crisis for a prolonged
period of time. Knowledge of the principles and functions of
emergency management and knowledge of local, state, and
federal emergency response agencies a plus. Must understand
federal and state laws to implement at local level. Must be able
to organize and mobilize personnel and resources for emergen-
cies. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely both
orally and in writing. Must possess computer knowledge and
skills. Must be able to perform other related work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Emergency Management
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 am 5:00 pm, 5 days per week (ex-
cept as noted above)
CLOSING DATE: May 25, at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
County Managers Office
500 AvenueJ
RO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


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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$500 Sign on Bonus
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CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL 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


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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
labor duties such as shove, rake or 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
maintenance and construction equipment. Must have the
ability to ift up to 100 Ibs. and have the ability to sit, stand,
walk, stoop, bend, crawl and work outside for long periods in
various weather condition. Requires knowledge and skill in op-
eration and maintenance of dump trucks and tractors. Ability
to read and write effectively. Requires a minimum of 6 months
of directly related experience. Ability to work flexible hours and
overtime under emergency situations
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 Managers Office
500 Avenue J
RO. Box1018
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
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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 of operating office
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 Drivers 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 Dotson
County Managers Office
500 Avenue J
PO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County Is a drug-free, non smoking workplace



LYKES BROS., INC.
RANCH DIVISION

Has an immediate opening for a Purchasing
Agent at our Brighton Office location.

Responsibilities include all the purchasing of
all material, products and services for Lykes
Ranch as requested by managers of the
various divisions. This position reports to
office supervisor.

A successful candidate should possess a
high school diploma or equivalent, have
knowledge of agricultural equipment. Must
be able to efficiently communicate in English
(oral and written), have excellent math skills,
computer knowledge including word
processor and spreadsheet development
and maintenance.

Lykes offers a competitive salary and excel-
lent benefits. Interested persons who meet
requirements should mail or fax a resume to:

LYKES BROS. INC.
106 SW CR. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attn: Lorry Hogue
Fax # (863)763-6159
Or come fill out application at above
address
Monday- Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V



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/1stAid/CPR priorto em-
ployment.
MECHANIC I- Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as an
automotive service worker or mechanic's helper preferred.
MECHANIC II- Graduate from an approved course In heavy &
diesel mechanics, three years experience.
Both Mechanic positions require class B drivers's license.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED. Both located In
Clewiston.
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.
CUSTODIAN- Must be able to work evenings. Must have a val-
id drivers license.
STAFF ASSISTANT I- Must have good communication skills &
basic computer knowledge. Bookkeeping knowledge is a
plus. Must be independent and able to muititask. A High
School Diploma or GED required
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 contactthe Hendry County Com-
missioners HR Department.
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RECEPTIONIST
Big Cypress Reservation

The Seminole Tribe of FL has an
immediate opening for a Receptionist.
Perform general and administrative
duties. Answer phones, maintain files,
process documents for payments.
Prepare and input ayrol information.
High School dip./ED, Good typing &
computer s s. (MS Office)Good
interpersonal communication. Exp.
in clerical and customer service.
Fax resume to: 954-967-3477


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

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


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years of CCU skill competencies reo I year of management
exp. necessary.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


CLERICAL POSITION

Temporary Intermittent NTE 90 days; minimum salary $22,572.
HS graduate or equivalent, age 18 minimum.
Minimum requirements:
1 yearfarm experience or knowledge of ag crops and live-
stock, or clerical experience (education may be substituted).
Duties include:
Office activities, computer work.
Apply from 5/10/06 to 5/17/06. at:
USDA Farm Service Agency
622 W.Sugarand Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440
Faxed applications or resumes are acceptable to
863-983-8709.
Applicants must address separately in writing:
I)Abillty to communicate orally and in writing
2)Ability to identify and resolve problems
3)Knowledge of FSA farm programs and practices
4)Computer skills
A copy of the full vacancy announcement is available at the
above address.
USDA Is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Reasonable accommodation will be provided to applicants with
disabilities on a case by case basis.
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Driver Wanted!
We are looking for a minimum CDL
S"B" with Hazmat who is looking for
a better opportunity. Our starting
pay is a minimum of $12+ hour
and we guarantee a minimum of 45
hours per week, plus quarterly cash
bonuses. In addition, we offer a
benefit package that includes Health
Care, fully paid short and long term
disability, life insurance and a 401K
Retirement program with matching
C employer contributions.
Cut out the long commutes and
call this LaBelle company today.
800-330-1369.



Duda Farm Fresh Foods. has several job openings with dif-
ferent levels of experience: fuel truck driver, welder,
mechanic and mechanic helper. Will train right individual.
Drug Free Work Place. Pay commensurate with experience.
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, mecnico y ayudante mec~nico con varies niveles
de experiencia. Entrenamiento esta disponible. Sitio libre
de drogas. Pago a segdn experiencia. Planes medico/den-
talvisi6n, 401K plan de retire, pago de vacaciones y dias
feriados, mds otros beneficios.


Aplique en persona 12255 Hwy 29 N in Felda, Florida o
flame por una cita a (863) 675-0545 ext. 3135.
Empleador de Oportunidades por Igual.
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CITY OF CLEWISTON
GROUNDSKEEPER/STREET DEPARTMENT
Valid Florida Drivers License required. Essential duties in-
clude trimming and edging along sidewalks, curbs, and street
signs; prune shrubs, hedges and trees; clean grounds and
remove litter. Application and job description available at Hu-
man Resource Dept., 115 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, FL.
Open.tillfilled. EOE. DFWP


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Cocktail Server $5.50 plus tips
Dining Room Hostess $8.00 per hour
Dining Room Server $5.50 plus tips
Dishwasher/Steward $7.50 per hour
Housekeeper $9.00 per hour
Maintenance Worker $10.00 + D.O.E.
NEW! Poker Dealer $28.00 avg. w/grats
Prep Cook $8.00 per hour
Security Officer $10.00 per hour
Sous Chef $12.00 + D.O.E.
TAD Floor Clerk $21.00 avg. w/grats
NEW! TAD Technician $12.50 per hour
We are also seeking candidates for these professional positions:
Financial Analyst Housekeeping Supervisor
Human Resources Manager Security Supervisor
Benefits available for all employees
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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


MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II (Glades Road
Section, Pahokee), $12.06/hr. Must obtain a FL
Class B Permit, Air Brakes, within 90 days of hire
and obtain a FL Class B CDL within 180 days of
appt. Operates large vehicles and less complex
public works equipment. Flags traffic and patches
roads. Mows the County rights-of-way with mow-
ing tractors and cuts back vegetation with clippers
and chainsaws within the rights-of-way. Performs
other manual duties as required. Requires 6
months of exp. in the operation of large mobile or
construction equipment. Preference for exp.: Op-
erating a box-blade tractor, tandem dump
trucks/related equip.; performing asphalt mainte-
nance/road construction. Visit www.pbcgov.com
for detailed job description & employment appl.
Submit appl./resume with any Vet. Pref. doc for
receipt by 5 pm 5/26/06 to Palm Beach County
HR, 50 S. Military Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415 Fax
561-616-6893 EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)



STORE MANAGER
GAS/C. STORE
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION

High School diploma or GED. Associates
preferred. Min. 1 yr. retail exp. Excellent
communication skills. 2 yrs. supervisory
or management exp. Flex hrs., FL Drivers
license. Salary based on exp. with
benefits. Fax resume to 954-967-3477.


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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
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


CITY OF CLEWISTON
FLORIDA CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS
High School Diploma or GED required. Valid Florida Drivers Li-
cense required. Essential duties include field work in the pre-
vention, detection and investigation of crimes. A valid State
Certificate is required. Benefits include State Retirement,
health, accident and life insurance, generous vacation and
sick leave policy. Application and job description available at
Human Resource Dept., 115 W. Ventura Ave. Clewiston, Fl.
Open till filled. EOE DFWR


CITY OF CLEWISTON
GROUNDSKEEPER/REREATION ATTENDANT
High School Diploma or GED required. Valid Florida Drivers Li-
cense required. Essential duties include mowing and trim-
ming, clean ground, spray trees and shrubs, small scale
landscaping operations, set up & take down recreational fa-
cilities. Applications and Job description available at Human
Resource Dept., 115 W. Ventura Ave. Clewiston, Fl. Open till
filled. EOE. DFWP


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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Services



Babysitting 405
Chil Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered426
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
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ROOFING
REPLACE/REPAIR
Licensed#CCC1326662
/Insured
Call (561)255-6192


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



SOUTHERN LAND SERVICES
of Moore Haven. Land clearing
& tree service. Licensed &
Insured 239-633-7173. Sam


j HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
"OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
SCHOOL NURSE
Position# 153-7084
Come join our ever-expanding school nursing program. Our
school health program provides vital and often the only health
care to elementary, middle and high school students through-
out Palm Beach County. Benefits of starting your school nurse
career with the District include;
SEnjoy a 10 month schedule with summers off
" A comprehensive Benefits Plan
. Competitive Salaries
* Education Reimbursement Program
* Paid Time off and more!
Theses new positions will begin full-time on July 24th just in
time for next school year. Visit www hcdpbc.org for further in-
formation. Send applications to: HCDPBC, 324 Datura St.,
Suite 401, WPB, FL 330401, fax to : (561)671-4670 or Email
to: Employmentrahcdpbc.org.
EOE, DFWP Vet. Pref.


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Emplymen


PRESCHOOL
TEACHER
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






DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE

LABOR 0 FID4 R
202 BE.SugaandHwy. from Clewitar I)
(863) 902-9494


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books S Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glasswre, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Conmputer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 62b
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights : 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 9 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(863)467-1322
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
863)467-1322


DISHWASHER, MAYTAG:
Portable on wheels. Less
than 1 year old. $150.
(863)675-0514 LaBelle
FREEZER- Kenmore upright,
excellent condition, works
great. $125 (239)690-2055
RANGE: G.E., Electric. $125.
(863)946-3822
REFRIGERATOR- White, Ken-
more 22 cu ft. Bottom freez-
er with ice maker, Exc cond,
$150. cash 863-357-3026
SM REFRIGERATOR- apt. size,
9 cu ft, GE, runs good, $35
(863)467-7838
WASHER & DRYER, Amana
washer & Kenmore Dryer.
$100 for both. (863)357-6315
WASHER & DRYER, Used 4
mos. $200 or best offer.
S863)634-7109 ask for
hannon.
WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-
pool, Matching Set, Super Ca-
pacity. $100 for both.
(239)938-4321 LaBelle.
WASHER- needs belt $50
(239)292-7509


WASHER/DRYER- Stacked,
Large capacity. Like new.
Moving, Paid. $1000. Asking
$475. Okee. 863-634-9620



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



ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE!
"Plus Free Bonus!" 20x32
Now $4100. 25x42 $6200.
30x52 $9800. 40x82
118,.i00 E1ensive rang- of
szes. Enrs/accessories op-
[ional.' Pioneer
(800)668-5422



ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 12' td 4', Ask-
ing $500 for all
863-634-8608.--
CHAIN LINK GATE, 15ft..with
post & hanging hardware.
$100 (239)810-2821
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.
ROOFING PANELS Alum. 6.
5 @ 10%14', 1 @ l0'18",
$600. Call 863-634-8608.
SHINGLES, (10) bundles 3-
tab. $75 (863)805-0272
Clewiston


BABY BLANKETS, $50 for all
or will separate.
(863)467-8723
PLAYPEN, Eddie Bauer Pack
'n Play w/vibration, bassinet,
changing table & play center.
Like new. $80 (863)763-4271


PROM GOWN, Full length,
baby blue, size 20. Still has
tags on it. Paid $400, will sac-
rifice $175. (863)763-3451


STAMP COLLECTION $30 or
best offer. (863)467-6943


FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racin &
Comic. late 80s early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
863)763-8943
MICKEY MANTLE: 1st. Home
Run Card, Stand & Plaque.
$28 will sep. (863)467-1484



COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158
DURON 1300- 12gb HD, 256
Mem, keybrd, mouse ,
spkrs, Corel Draw 8, ex
cond. $239 (863)763-4376
LAPTOP, 1995 Toshiba
330CDX 64mb ram. $300
(863)763-8391


ANTIQUE BUTTERFLY
DRESSER AND MIRROR-
w/matching sleigh bed, $200
(863)357-1867
BED, Single, Adjustable, Pil-
low Top w/remote. Excellent
condition. Only used once.
$400. (863)675-0514 LaBelle
BEDROOM SET, 5-piece, baby
girl. Solid wood, white & pink.
Good condition. $650 email:
audreykylie@yahoo.com


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I Land Sale


BOOK SHELF $25 or best of- ELEC MOTORIZED CHAIR-
fer. (863)467-6943 Alante', 3yrs old, cost $5000
new will sell for $1400
BR SUITE- Ethan Allen, pine, 2 (863)447-2130
chest w/bookshelf, desk, 3
position bed, bunk, trundle, ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
twin $395 (863)675-7664 Sonic Pride Mobility, elec. lift.
Excellent cond., hardly used.
BUNK BED- beautiful, custom $1150neg. (863)675-2596
made, all in one, w/desk &
dresser, solid wood $750 SCOOTER- Rascal, motorized,
(863)675-7306 new batt., Bruno Van mount-
ed curbside lift, exc $1195
BUNK BED, Twin, over desk, will sep (856)451-3331
steel frame, no mattress, like
new. $100 (772)597-4305 WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
CHAIRS, Tub Style, (2) $40. Asking $900. (863)675-0122
(239)394-7005 LaBelle
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood, i
3 shelves, 2-piece. $650
(863)763-8943
COUCH, Hide Away Bed, Floral 55 GAL. STEEL DRUMS- one
Pattern. $100. side open for burning $80 for
(239)394-7005 all will sell separately
(863)763-5062
CURIO CABINET, Glass cas-
ing. Good shape. $160 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
(863)357-0125 from home. *Medical, *Busi-
ness, *Paralegal, *Comput-
DINETTE SET, 7 piece, heavy ers *Criminal Justice. Job
pine. $400 (863)673-3585 placement assistance. Com-
puter provided. Financial Aid
DINETTE SET, Wall Unit, Large if qualified. Call
Console TV & Recliner. Allfor (866)858-2121 www.Onli-
$725 will sep. Call Emily @ neTidewaterTech.com.
863-675-4500
CANNING JARS- 12 dozen,
DINING ROOM SET- Pecan ta- $25 for all (863)675-7306
ble w/3 leaf's, seats 4-10, 6
chairs, buffet & hutch. $550. DAVID BROWN MACHINE,
(239)822-5955 LaBelle $1000 or will separate for
DINING ROOM TABLE, 100 parts.(863)983-9908
yrs. old, $1500 or best offer. WANTED! HAMMOND ORGAN
(863)983-3867 models B3, C3, A-100's.
Buy, Sell, Trade, Hammonds
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, Leslies (407)671-2272.
Oak, 4 x 4. $35 b3buyer@aol.com;
(863)228-7204 www. keyboardex-
HEADBOARD, Queen. Nice change.com.
shape, light wood in color. WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
$15 (863)467-8723 Direct and Save! Full Body
LIFT CHAIR, electric and bat- units from $22 a month!
tery powered, blue, excellent FREE Color Catalog CALL
condition. $340 TODAY! (800)842-1305
(863)357-0125 www.np.etstan.com.
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1 |Music
pair, $75 (863)675-4981 La- nstImets
Belle area
RECLINER COUCH & LOVE- KEYBOARD, Electronic,
SEAT- w/coffee table, $450 Yamaha. Has legs. $200.
(863)357-1867 (863)946-3822
SECTIONAL SOFA, Multi Col- ORGAN: Galbranson, Elec-
ored. $150. (863)946-0749 ironic, $250. 863-946-3822
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro M
Convertible & 7-ft couch
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955 COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
SLEIGH BED- complete, no with 3 drawers, duplicator,
mattress, $50 sorter, collates, little used,
(863)675-7105 $2500 neg.(863)763-1550
SOFA, 5 ft., fair condition. $25 r* -ll I I
(863)675-3032
I l fi I I ARIFICAN GRAY- 1 yr old,
Learning to talk. Can be han-
dled. $500. (863)634-9228
AUTOMATIC Blue Belguim ded.$500.(863)634-9228
Browning Baby. Stopped mak- BLUE EYED WHITE LION
ingin 1968. Asking $400. Firm HEAD BUNNY- $40
(863)357-2233 Okeechobee (863)675-4981 LaBelle area
REMINGTON SHOTGUN- CORGI PUPPIES, AKC, 8 wks.
12ga, like new, $400 Champion Bloodlines.$500.
(863)697-8785 Call (336)909-0740 or email:
michellebell@yadtel.net
JACK RUSSEL PUPS: Parents
Eq mn proemi s w/papers. $400.'
86i,-4 67-70419
HARD CORE GYM cable sys- JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
tem, w/weights, flys, PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
down/up bars, legs, nice
$300 neg (863)697-2525 (863)634-4076
HOME GYM- oitionW POMERANIAN PUPPIES, 1
HOME GYM- 2 position, We- male & 1 female, purebred.
der Pro 9940 asking $100, $400 (863)673-3585
Call Maj (8i6 )5-3889
La Belle WEIMARANERS PUPS: AKC,
Champ. lines. All shots. Mom
on site. Conscientious Breed-
er. $700. (772)778-6849
HIDE A BED, GE MICROWAVE; E u i
SEAR KERO HEATER, KEN- 0 ,
MORE DEHUMIDIFIER, $350
(863)675-1489 Aerators 3), Captive Air Tanks
3), Water Softener 1) Jacuzzi
O d pump 1) above ground pumps
I *: 2). $1000. (239)246-3549
SOLAR PANELS (12), for hot
SWING, 2 seat, with cover, water heater. $600 or will
Good condition. $50 separate. (239)810-2821
(863)675-6556 after 3 p.m.


BLOOD PRESSURE MONI- ABOVE GROUND POOL- 24FT
TOR- Digital; Wrist, Brand Round, all equipment includ-
new. Never been used. ed, good cond, $200
$34.99 (863)467-1120 (772)778-6849


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Laundry facility with c
On-Site Headstart faci
Sparkling Pools
Basketball courts
SPlay areas
Pet Friendly (with rest
Community Activities
Preferred employer pr
Close to schools, sho
Tennis Courts
Club House
Jogging Trails


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* Central Air conditioning
* Double stainless steel
* Frost free Refrigerator
* Dishwasher*
Wall to wall carpeting'
* Walk in closets
* Ceiling fan
* Mini blinds
* Lake views*
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Renoval


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SEWING MACHINE- $25
(239)292-7509


POOL TABLE, American Heri-
tage, Blue Felt Top. $1200.
786-229-8822 or
863-674-4050


Do-It-Yourself Ideas
















Little Red Schoolhouse
This is one schoolhouse that children will look for-
ward to attending. It gives the kids a great place to
play and will keep them "in school" all year long.
Painted bright red with white trim and crowned with
its own little belfry, the schoolhouse measures about
four feet square by seven feet tall.
The plan includes step-by-step directions with
photos, ,full-size traceable patterns for the word
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STEREO SYSTEM, Fisher, 5| _RIDING MOWER, MURRAY,
disc CD changer, dual l. l 42" Cut., 17.5 hp. Only 1 year
cassette, etc. $300 ---old. 6 spd. $700 or best offer. I
(863)357-6315 C ma Trees (863)635-2976 Frostproof.
ChrMislas Tree 1 745 Bg&Saoei.2
Fa FeFarm Equipment 805 RIDING MOWER, Yard King
Farm Feed/Products 810 w/grass catcher. 38" cut, 12hp
Farm Miscellaneous 815 Briggs & Stratton engine. $275 -Build To Suit-
TV, 19", color, no remote. $25 Farn Produce 820 (863)763-5062
(863)675-3032 Farm Services
(Ofered 825 RIDING MOWER, Yard Ma- UpTo 10,000 SQ. FT.
Farm Supplies/ chine, 11.5hp, 30" cut. $400
Services Wanted 830 (863)467-6475 Belle Glade Area
Fertilizer 835 SNAPPER 30"- $500 Call
8-15ft LITTLE GIANT A Horses 840 (863)517-2077 LaBelle
FRAME LADDER- $800 Landscaping 845l5La l
(863)234-1230 Supplies 845 do you a b
Lawn & Garden 850 How doyoulfnda b .ln
BISCUIT SYSTEM- Sears Lvestock 855 today's competitive
Craftsman, router, 1.5HP, Poultry/Supplies 860 market? In the employ-
$50 or best offer Seeds/Plants/ mentsection o tle das- ; 3
(863)697-2525 Flowers 865 s.
DRILL PRESS: $150. ELDERLY PROFESSIONAL
(863)763-9527 I: $0 GENTLEMAN: Wishes to rent
HOBART STIK W m FAINTING GOATS (10), Re- room in Clewiston area w/quiet
HOBART STICK WELDER- duction. $300 forall orwillsell family. Does not ddnk or
AC/DC, asking $500 PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand, separately. (863)675-4098 moke. Call (239)443-6765 or
(863)697-8785 Barn & pastured, Not a be- e-mail: lantonl7@aol.com
s inner horse. $1800. Okeechobee Livestock
PRESSURE WASHER- Sears, (863)357-1945. Evenings Market Sales every
2000 PSI, 6HP engine, $100 Mon. 12pm & every RE AING
(863)763-7989 SADDLE, Bob Marshall, 15.5" Tues. 11am. 763-3127 NEWSPAPER SAVES
treeless barrel. Chocolate
SAW- 10", Makita Laser, Slide suede. 2 mos. old. $750 neg TIME BY HELPING YOU
compound, Telescopic slide (772)263-1178 Rentals P
stand. $500. 863-447-5649/PAN YOU TIME
772-713-6822 SADDLE, Bridle & Blanket. WISE"
$250 (863)675-4098 even-
SAW- Craftsman 10" com- ings.LaBelle IN
pound radial. On table stand.
$200. 863-447-5649 or
772-713-6822 11 a
Business Places 910
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty, Com-erssal es 9
12 gal, with attachments, 4 34 TON LOG SPLITTER, $600, Property 915
HP, wet/dry, ex cond $30 TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600, Condos/
(863)675-2596 Lesco SS Pro Fertilizer Townhouses Rent920
spreader $200, (2) Red FarmProperty
TOOL COMBO KIT: All cord- Max Trimmers $95 each, Rent 925 *
less, Meter Saw, Circular Saw, (2) Echo Sick Edgers $75 House Rent 930
riprocatinglls. $250 (239)246-3549 each, 1 Red Max Back Pack Land Rent 935
drills.$250(239)246-3549 Blower $200, Black Max 80 Resort Property -
S gal 220 Air Compressor Rent 945
$525, Miller ac/dc 220 amp Roommate 950
220 V, elec Stick Welder Rooms to Rent B55
NASCAR, RACING WHEEL & $200, Triple lawn trailer Storage Space -
PEDALS- computerized for racks $50 (863)234-1230 Rent 960
Windows 95 or dos. $25 neg FINISH MOWER, Bush Hog
cellent condition. $1100 orj U 4 wo newilipe
4 best offer. (863)763-5137 BEadeLGLADE- l ensoy life nrore
INT'L HARVESTER CUB CA- W/D, car port, Call Beth at
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want- DET #107, w/mower deck, (561)441-4397 .._ m m
ing to add to my collection. antique, exc. cond., $595. (R561)441-43
Please call to sell coins & (863467-6696 BELLEMONT, LABELLE, Great
paper money 239-693-4891 Neighborhoodl 3br, 2ba,
JOHN DEERE GATOR- 6x4, Furn. home on Canal. New HOUSE SHARE IN LAKEPORT
Wanted to Buy: Morgan Silver elec dump bed, motor just tile, windows & landscape. 2BR/1BA, Single female pref.,
Dollars and Old US Coins, tuned and serviced $1995 $1100. mo. + Sec. dep. No kids. $561/mo. Util. ncl.
Single coins, accumulations, (863)673-1042 Ref. required 863-673-4430 Ref. req. 863-946-0371 Okee.
entire collections. Littleton
Coin Company Since 1945. MOWER, 5ft. Bush Hog finish. CLEWISTON-2br,lba, OKEECHOBEE, Nice area. Rm.
Call (800)581-2646, e-mail Excellent condition. Side dis- Ladeca Acres, AC, 2.5 Acres, w/priv. bath. House/Pool/Ten-
coinbuy@littletoncoin.com. charge. $1100 or best offer. $550/mo, Se Habla Espanol nis privileges. Must like dogs.
Mention code B8K920F. (863)697-3008 (305)219-9900 $350 mo. (863)697-1867


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


Real state '-
W PIndustrial 60 miles East of
Tallahassee. 13,742 SqFt
block bldg, paved parking,
S4BR 2 BA house, 7.3 AC.
Business Places $499,000. MLS#51894,
Sale 1005 CENTURY 21 Rankin Realty
Commercial (800)677-5559 www.centu-
Property Sale 1010 ry21rankinrealty.com.
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015 Mountain Property! Interested
Farms Sale 020 in buying property in the Blue
Houses Sale 1025 Ridge Mountains of NC? Call
Hunting Property1030 Active Realty today at
Investment (800)979-5556 or visit our
Propet- Sae 1035 website at www.ActiveReal-
Land Sae 1040 tyNC.com.
Lots Sale 1045 MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
Open House 1050 AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
Out of State WINTERS Affordable Homes
Property Sale 1055 & Mountain Cabins, Land
Property Inspectionl060 CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
Real Estate Wanted1065 (877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
Resort Property TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
Sale 1070 E R T I E S
Warehouse Space 1075 www.exitmurphy.com.
Waterfront Property 1080
SNEW! ALABAMA WATER-
FRONT 2. hours to Atlanta &
fHoUs e irS m a the Coast. Waterfront com-
munity with incredible moss-
draped hardwoods. Planned
CLEWISTON, WOW, Water- clubhouse, docks, & more.
front 3br, 2ba, 14 ac, Fenced, 1/2 to 3 acres from the
new roof/dock. 5 min from $50's. Minutes to historic
Wdlrrijri -e & mal'e offe :;.EuJaula. .:.all; o 6.whner
$169,500 Possilie owner -., :,.(866)882-1107:
S/afiten 1 down pymneil .
(WAC) (863)805.0272 North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
J & S ESTATES- 11 yr old Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
frame house 2BR/2BA, w/gar. FREE BROCHURE
500 sq ft. Rec. room, Pool, (800)642-5333. Realty Of
Steam cabinet, Sauna cabinet Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Treadmill & Weight equip Murphy, N.C. 28906.
$155,000. Broker protected. www.realtyofmurphy.com.
(772)597-6158 or
(954)801-6158 North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
MUSE Country living at its plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
best! 5 acres of tall pines, Never before offered with
large oaks, wildlife of all 20% pre-development dis-
kinds, seen from your morn- counts, 90% financing. Call
ing room in your 2100 sq ft, (800)709-5253.
3 BR, 2. BA manufactured
home w/4 wrap aroun Sealed Bid New homes and
Pome w/4 wra oun4 owners Liuidation Sale b
porches + detached over- aea d New hom tes in
sized'2 car garage w/work acreage homesites in the
siea2 car garage w/w ork- Blue Ridge Mijuniins ot VA.
shop & carport, 12 x. "AS IS",n 30day Close
w/a stocked bass pond. Call. Restrictive Covenant Co-
w(3)75-7708. 5 .a munity. Deadline May 27th.
(863)675-7708. $485,000. or details (800)420-2278
PORT LaBelle: Unit4 or visit www.Stoneridge-
~ Move In Today!- bentmtn.com.
Newly renovated, near schls., PRIME ACREAGE AUCTION
Large yards, New S/S Appl. 11AM SAT., MAY 20 AR-
4/2 @ $1i75000. or CADIA. FL. 1066 Ac+/- Of-
3/1 v.i 000 Phered in 18 Pariels 27+/- to
Call owner: 863-673-5071 118+/- Acres. Located in
cshdz 04@earthlink.net Desoto County Close to SR
)70 & US 17. Preview onsite,
Friday May 12, 2PM 6PM.
(800)257-4161 M.E. Hig-
genbotham, CAI, FL Lic#
HUNT ELK, Red Stag, Buffalo, AU305/AB158.
Whitetail, Fallow-Guaranteed TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY
hunting license $5.00; Sea- LAKEFRONT Private lake-
son 8/25/06-3/31/07. We front or view retreats. Rolling
have a No-Game-No Pay hills, mild climate. 1 to over
policy. Book now! Days 40 acre sites from $40K. On
(314)209-9800; Evenings the border 90 min to Nash-
(314)293-0610. ville. Phase II selling now!
I I Owner (866)339-4966.
TN- Swan Ridge Lake Resort
U: Ron Dale Hollow Lake, a pri-
MONTURA RANCH ESTATE vate, gated community. En-
1.25 ac High & Dry, 412 joy the best of both worlds...
Bald Cypress Ave. $55,000 Lake-View and Mountain-
(561)993-5886 View Homesites.
(931)243-4871 www.swan-
i if S ai ridgedevelopment.com.
a .3 VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
frontage on very large pris-
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA HOME- tine creek, very private, ex-
SITES Sneak preview of cellent fishing, canoeing,
Phase II on now. Just 25 good access, near New Riv-
miles from Asheville. Over 4 er Trail State Park, $39,500.
miles of crystal clear rver- Owner (866)789-8535
front. Incredible mountain www.mountainsofVA.com
views. Riverwalk, custom
lodge, nature trails. Call Western New Mexico Private
(866)292-5762. 74 Acre Ranch $129,990
Mt. views, trees, rolling hills,
Beautiful Lake Lots. Georgia's pastureland, wildlife, borders
finest hidden country area for BLM. Picturesque homesie hte
Fishing, Boating and a New at 6,700' elevation. Horse-
Golf Course on Pristine Lake back riding, hiking, hunting.
Russell. (706)213-6734. Perfect family ranch, elec-
www.lakerussellproper- tricity. 100% financing.
ties.com. NALC (866)365-2825.
FL LAND BARGAINS. Opportu-|
nities to own your own farm, A H me
ranch woodland or lakefront
homestead. Old Flonda at its
best! Still affordable! Call '
www.fllandbargains.com. or
GEORGIA- BLAIRSVILLE IN
THE NORTH GEORGIA Mobileteom-Part-s2010
MOUNTAINS. Land, Homes, Mobile Home Rent 2015
Commercial & Investment. Mhila HomUs Sale 2020
"EVERYTHING WE TOUCH "
TURNS TO SOLD" Jane Baer
Realty, (706)745-2261,
(800)820-7829 www.jane-
baerrealty.com, jane-
baer@alltel.net LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba
Your new ca could e In In Great shape. New Kit.
tody's pape. Hawve o cabinets & floor.$10,000
Iod foe' It? (863)675-4061


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3BR, 1 1/2 BA and 2B t ilt3
efficiency $131,000 2BR,1BA$279,000
3BR, 1BA $168,000 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (8)
4BR, 3BA Del Monte $150K
$295,00 MOBILE HOAMIES
4BR, 2BA New Home 3BR, 2 Mobile
$345,000 Honme $72 '
3BR, 2BA wit study and 3BR, 2BA Ridgdil S/D
pool. New Subdivision$130,0
$359,900 MOORE HAVEN
3B, 3BR, 1BA CBS 3 lots
$1Lot $162,000
S7 2BR, 2BA workshop, river.
3BR, 2BA Home with effi- MONTURA
ciency. Good condition 2BR, 2BA 1994 SWM 1.25
$175,900 acres$87,500
New Consgfui/3BR/2BA 2BR, 2BA SWMH 1.25 acres
Sugarland Circle $77,000adj lot available


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Montura 1.25 acre lots avail-
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ACREAGE
+/- 55 acres $25kWac Glades Co.
Bring al offers.

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Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
27 100'x100' $550,000
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Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
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863-983-0075 330 W Sugarland Hwy, Suite 11 & 12
Office Hours: Mon. Fri. 9:00 to 6:00 Sat. 10:30 Sun. By Appt.


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NORTHSDE. REMODELED &
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$389K
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ASKING ONLy S255K
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ONLY 5132K

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*Pioneer 5 acres. 3/2 mobile home with a
beautiful pond and native trees, fenced,
corner lot, $220,000 SALE PENDING.
*2.5 acres from 65k
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Sweetwater Ave. This property has
man beautiful trees :hat Include wild
maple and oaks, Small nian-made take
hidden in thick trees & brush There Is an
abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres 174.9'.
Ready To Go' Plfl nTfl.li n br 3 .ba
Home one car .jfll.ed in Sugarland
Estates $214- 9vI
WVhy bu.ifyI fllwp nmljflrf1 new'
New CGc Iihf jjWi Ud
CocnsuMulMnl iwllllllli 19 900
As Cute as a Button Adorable & In perfect
condition' Entrance has beaullful hard
wood floors & fireplace The knockdown &
paint on nalls are e-cellcni Including
croAn molding Perlect kitchen & dining
rocm wraacrelersLnlruia S&ieaed lanal
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or outl(s'n'i WlP'j Pll setting
Are ou a hobbyist there s a house out
back 14 1' w: AC In one of the best
locations in Clewiston on Royal Palm Av.
Please note the brand new roof will be
Installed within the next 30 days so make
this your top priority to see today
$164,900.00
Why Buy Old When You Can Cet New? 4
available 3BR'"BA. I car garage located
on Te sq ft Specral LIoan package Lutz Builders
S I. 160K


1)Home Improvement Business!
Established Home improvement business
and convenience store on 2.5 acres. Fully
equipped and permitted cafk ready to be
opened Located near the Clubhouse in
Mor-tura Ranch All furniture figures. equip-
ment and Intentory included Be your own
bo ss Call for Glenn d1* 677-1441 for more
informanon MLSt. 200530488
2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home
Oversize Living Room with Cathedral
Ceilings. Large open kitchen and formal din-
ing roc.m. Large rear deck with built in bbq
and gazebo. Must see at $124,900 MLS#
200540984
3) Seminole Manor 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
Mobile Home Walking distance from
Clevimston High School and Clewiston
Elmenary nSchools Home has been remod-
eled roor is only I ,,.ir ild r,: at price in a
great lorono MLS# 200636722
4) Investment opportunity.! 13 Acres of
Producing Orange Crove!! High and dry with
Irrigation from bordering canal. Additional
.acreage available. Call Glenn @'(863) 677-
1441for appointment
5)Lake View! 3 br/2 ba mobile home C05
Fleetwood) in Sunshine Lake Estates. 15 x 15
screen porch overlooking the lake. Open
kitchen with large pantry and breakfast bar.
Must see@$129,900 MLS* 200630432
61 Must SeeS BeYbuful 2 81: 2 T 8 raB. lh..mI
on la,'e,
enbr IIlLIre
rank Ml l .r,+'
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indoor EQ MLS # 200640230


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1i Montura Ranch Estates Large
Home ,,l fa ,tf acres.
Locatt' rf'jF JWf vllse on
Hac le A'" n I R N.?. C'. WIut will
not last long at 5199.900 MLS#
200528863
2) Moore Haven River Gardens 2
Home lots ready for your new home.
Corner lot for $55,000, Inside Lot for
$50,000 Or both for $100,0001
3) Ridgdill Subdivision 2 Water Front
Mobile Home Lots available immedi-
ately!! Cleared and ready for your new
home. Will not last long at $55,000
each
4) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 acs. on
Riviera St. Reduced for Quick Sale!!
$74,900 MLS# 200604536
5) Need Space? Over 2 acres
in the desirable Flaghole Community.
Mobile Home needs some work due to
hurricane damage so it Is being sold
as is. Great location,'and very nice
property MLS# 200636527
6) Montura Ranch Several 1.25 acre
parcels ready for your new home I am
able to help with the entire home
building process Call for details.
Need a Saturday or Sunday
appointment Call me @
228-6867.


f Charmaine A.
Montgomery

863-697-0189
B lHabdl Epano]
1) Muse 20 Acres
Absolutely Perfect for your
dream home. 20 Fenced Acres
w. pond Lots of 10 vear old
pines w/ some oaks. Priced
below recent sales. Will Go
Fastl Reduced $399,900.00


2) US 27 -5 Acres
Looking for the impossible?
Opportunity seldom knocks
twice S acres on US 27 on
the Palm Beach. Hendry
County line OCer 93- feet on
US 27 for easy access priced
right for a quick sale @ $275K
Don't let this one get away!

) Moore Haven River Gardtena
7 Lots'Available, New
Construction in Growing Area.
Build Your Dream Home Here!
Meyerchlck Drive, Lot #1 5, on
thepond @$62K
Thatcher Blvd near the river
,Ji68.000 00
Thatcher Blvd. Lots 6 & 7 or 8
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
@$60K
4) Montura Ranch Estates
125 N. Kennel Reduced $39.995
735 5. Palm 549,000.00
530 S. Shetland $52,500.00
770 S. Shetland 544.900.00


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Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Habla Lapso


The Summer of '06 will be a fun-time
with the sparkling pool that comes
with this 4BR 2-bath set amidst flow-
ering shrubs and colorful plantings in
enviable North Side of Clewiston With
its spacious rooms bar area, and
oversize lot you will vacation every
day for the price of an ordinary home
$305,000.00
Good 01' Country ivin' will be ,ours as
tile ,owner of tils 3BR 2Bjth set on 1 25 of
the prettiest acres you will ever see in
Montura Ranch Estates. There's even a
Jacuzzi tub in master bath, and a fireplace
in family room. It's just waiting @
$154,900
Definitely Not Nice, In fact it's a 2
Bd disaster! F llr d it mayjust
Le Livable A'nil lj iI cJn buy this
don bleside rrlVMile in reminole'
Manor for not much more than the lot
value at $39.9K
The Great Escape Off a country lane
in Montura Ranch Estates on 1.25
acres sits a doublewide rrmobile home
on a corner lot with bedrooms 2
bath, There's a jacuzzi tub in master
bath and a fireplace in family room It
can be your famnl/'s Iiaven for Just
$152,000,
Why Pay high space rents when you
can owi ?l IhlI ?.IIbath
doublUe A d t'lll#rtIIlLoulble
:arpO cIa L.fe
subd va ui s tio.ri l seo S iast at
1.-9.900.


Sam J.
Walker

863-677-1013

Just Outside of Town! A Fleetwood
home w/ a 24'x30' shop on a beauti-
ful 1/2 acre. Make an Offer
Flagholel!!! Oak trees, paved drive-
way, 5' fence, & pole barn on 1 acre
lot. Almost forgot the beautiful
remodeled mobile home! Listed @
$169,900.00
You won't want to miss out on a
deal like this! 2003 4bd,2ba dou
blewide on 2.16 acres Property fea
tures a second mobile home. large
steel building and storage sheds.
$225,000.00
Country living at its BestI Home sits
on 7.35 ISL &ll-fIltlmpletely
made i&f1rABEfUall for
inforination
The Best 1.41 acre lake front lot in
Montura 105 Plnelake Ave. Call for
showing $77,900.00
Now must be the time to buy your
Montura Tract I list, show and sell
them. Call for information or an
appointment.
5 Acres in Pioneer w/ steel building
$215 00000
New Listing and it is going fast'
2.246sqft Home on 6 acres located
in Cleniston's beautiful Ridgeview
Estates Offered ?* 5279 900.00 Call
for showing


Cathy S. Ashley
Garcia P. Wood

863-228-4798 863-228-1132
Se Habla Espnold 863-2281132
Very spacious 2001 manufactured Hidden Tranquility! This Montura Just Reduced
home on the lake, has all the room you home is a must see for the nature Kept,Many Fruil
are looking for. This 3bd&2ba home has lover seeking peace and quiet. Horseshoe Ac. @
several wall.-In closets and avery large liv- Beautiful lot filled with fruit trees is Don't Let This
ing/dining area. This home Is being fenced and ready for your enjoy- 2bd/1ba on
offered at$124,900. ment. Offered at $139,900.00. Call Horseshoe Acre
Today Seller Motivated
Today! New Listin I
Oak Trees Line The driveway! 3bd/2ba a New istinal'
MHw/full open deck on front to sit in you What a Deal! 2bd/2ba MH w/ extra Esta AR
rocker. Home sits on 1 acre of land in lot, *Included in Purchase Price* Loca MljI l
Flaghole. Home has tile & hardwood floors Partially furnished & squeaky clean! FenocI il
throughout. Recently remodeled, 5ft 55 &older community. Reduced Cet it while yo
fence around prrJperr,. and pole barn in again to $119,900. L and 107.7K
bad: jard. Cet /ou hands on this beauty Looking for Land? Look No Furtherl Got Land? Loo
for $169,500.00 50+ acres located in Highlands Co. ment land? 28
Call for details Ranchettesl Prlc
Call for details $341C per acre
Come See This Little Piece Of Heaven In Chec n MRE Need Some
The Countryl CBS House on 5 acres in on u' ed w/ 4bd/2ba dou
Flaghole 3 bedrooms and 2 baths., beau'Ig spa- Montura. Split
screened Lanal 960 so ft garage. loaded Coust IIace isroom, familyI
with Oak trees $415,000 mmacute 108 00 extras Hurr
Motivated Sellerl
FLAGHOLE! This home is all country
Cone Countryl 2bd/1 ba CBS home with a living on the outside and nothing Looking for a w
large family room on avery nice corner lot but city on the inside! This 1984 3/2 or starter homr
available on W. Obispo, The roof is brand Fleetwood DWMH has been corn- wide MH in Mor
newl Home is being offered at $165K letely renovated you'll think fenced and on
you've stepped foot into a CBS S84.9K
Home. Throw in the fact this one of New Listingt Se
JUST REDUCEDI!I Absolutel9 Gorgeous ome. Throw in the fact this one of New Listing! Se
JU2004 I'ak d new kind home sits on 2.5 acres with taln 1995 dou
20 1 | tfl n Iw Its own private pond and you can't split floor plan,
condlti i Hll iih faml ask for more! A great home at a includes garden
i, roUn has great price we've priced right to shower, property
a griea ,ome Is sell. Offered at $1 79,900. Cal today horse fenced ar
being offered for $132,500. for your appointment!!! canal. $124.900


Enrique Jerry W. Charles
Acosta Smith f H. Kehm
III
305-506-5876 561-261-3444
Se Habla Cspiaol 305-968-2242
38D,-2BA Nice 5 wqCj ElSJii9DH fl 50K Want to Own a Business? Check
STrees,New A/C, Montura Ranch Estates this Out! Established commer-
139.9k2.5 Acres in Montura 85K cial upholstery business and
One SIT Awayl property $250K
huge lots A n 2.5 Acres in Montura $90K property $250
s. Brng all offers. 5 Acres in Pioneer $179.9K Own a Piece of Paradise!
$6K acres Montura, fenced Beautiful building lot/invest-
Monrura Ranch 25Kres Montura, fenced ment property in Port LaBelle
nlcft h$,me. 25$49.9K Reduced for Quick
ean, Brin the kids & dogl This is a big Sale
PfJ hAtVded lot. 3bd/2ba brick home, pool &
u can! Wont Last fenced $319,000.00 New Listingl 3bd/2ba CBS
New Developmenti Call me for .hell 'n pdd r
king for develop- sky valley lots. mT
3 acs. in LaBelle mor lf .iss
:ed to sell fast @ 5 wooded acres In Pioneer Out! $225,000.00 A
Plantation on paved road asking Be.
acious$149K New Residential Liing on
blewide H in Ready to move in! 3bd/2ba manu- se3b/alf c flo
floor plan, living factured home in Moore haven 3bd/2ba on aerlfc a acr
room, too man 79.9K Possible owner financing avail- ac
on lases of pasture and wood able. Contact me for details & ac
wontt last! 30 Acres of pasture and woods showing, Ho
I Only $159K $755K showing.Ho
weekend getaway New Listing! Moore Haven Back On The Market! 3 bed- h
e? Zbd/2ba single 3bd/2ba, CBShouse $220,000.00 room a on gr
tura RanchEstates C A-
paved road. Only New Listing! 1995 Homes of Cro ;.pe Bre
Merit MH, fenced, above ry rwo n 1 ce Bre
secluded well main- ground pool, lots of storage, of shoppg i ca
blewide 3bd 2ba, and metal roof. Neat & clean. N iin n L ade
master bathroom $139,900.00 New Listing! Ranch Lake a
tub w/ separate Estates Moore Haven 2
y fenced and has Call me for vacant Building Lots Side by Side
ea, also next to a $30,000.00 each
oo land. Lots or acreage.


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ON
.AKE OKEEC


775 County Ra.
721 Loop NE
little piece of Heaven!
autiful two story home with
spiral staircase and wood
ors, Big backyard with boat
cess to the Gulf and direct
cesss to Lake Okeechobee.
me on one acre among oak
ammocks. Kitchen feature
mite counter tops. Property
could be used as a Bed &
eakfast.. Detached workshop
n easily be converted for an
ditional living area for a Bed
& Breakfast.

$575, 000.00


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Mobile Home, '93, need some
inside work, $3500.
(239)657-4122
MOOREHAVEN, 3BR/2BA, '94
Double wide, 1,700 sq. ft., be-
hind BP gas station. $100,000
firm. (863)228-4602
PALM HARBOR HOMES Fac-
tory Model Center LARGEST
in America! Modular and
Manufactured LIQUIDATION
SALE! Call for FREE Color
Brochures! (800)622-2832.


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine MisceHaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles,/ATVs 3035

-I^R

AIR BOAT HAULLS- 2, Fiber-
Slass. 1 comes with trailer.
1000. All offers considered.
(863)824-0505
BASS BOAT- '85, 17'.7", 150
Evinrude, Rebuilt approx 1 yr
ago, 30hrs. All orig. $2500.
(863)634-4818
CAROLINA SKIFF- '01, 17',
Excellent cond. Includes trailer,
70hp Suzuki 4 stroke motor.
$5900 neg. 863-634-2342
JAVELIN- 17', 150 hp Mercury
motor. Trailer included.
$4500. or best offer.
(863)983-9908
Jet Boat, Project, 22ft., Bies-
meyer, 454 engine, recondi-
tioned. Matching galvanized
trailer. $9700 (863)674-0898
PLASTIC BOAT, 10ft., 2-man,
swivel seats, live well, bat-
tery box & galvanized trailer.
$500 (863)635-5550
PROCRAFT 1978, 140 HP
w/trlr, & 78 Challenger II, no
motor, both for $2500.
(863)467-5770 Must Sell!
Sea Ox, 20', c/c, fish finder,
175 Suzuki, w/trlr., good
cond., $5700 or best offer.
(302)875-5511



DODGE '78, Working gas stove
and refrigerator, inside lights
work. Good condition. $2000
firm. (863)675-6511



SEA-DO0 BOMADIER, Runs
great, new trailer. $1000.
(772)342-7304
YAMAHA 550 '87, Wave Run-
ner w/trailer, runs good. $575
(863)674-0874 or
239)425-7016



AIRBOAT GRASS RAKE, its
round nose fiberglass hull,
Combee, big 0, etc.), $25.
(863)467-6696



APRILIA RS50 '03- eng.
swaped for a 250 2 stroke,
run and drives exc. $2500
(863)612-0090
239-810-0022
GAS TANK- For Boss Hoss
Motorcycle. $150. or best
offer. (863)447-5193 or
763-5881
HARLEY DAVIDSON 1200
SPORTSTER'93, 10,200 actu-
al miles. Good condition.
$5000 neg. (863)763-3882
HONDA 250 Crusier, 2003,
90 mpg, excellent condition
$1800. Call (863)517-2077
La Belle
HONDA MAGNA 1985, 700
CC's, 6 Spd., Runs great!
$2000. or best offer.
(863)675-0596/673-2025


SI -No ic


HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2006 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable
laws, a meeting of the landowners of the HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT will be held on Monday, June 5, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sugar Cane
Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida, for
the following purposes:
1. Electing Supervisor(s);
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting is to approve the budget t the non-ad valorem as-
sessment rate for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 and to transact any and all business that
may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she 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.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability
orphysicals impairment should contact the District's Attorney, Charles F. Schoech,
561) 655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meting.
DATE this 12th day of May, 2006.
By: Charles FSchoech, Esq.
134860 BGS 5/18/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
Planning and Zoning Board Membership
If you have the time and desire to actively participate toward making a positive dif-
ference in the City of Clewiston, please accept this invitation to complete an appli-
cation for appointment to the City Planning and Zoning Board P&Z). This
advisory board serves as a vital link between the community and elected officials.
P&Z members meet regularly (once a month) to review applications for variances,
special exceptions, zoning changes, and various other matters relating to city
growth and development activity. Clewlston residents who are interested in serv-
ing on the P&Z may obtain the citizen board policy guide and application form at
the City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue. For further Information, please contact
the City Hall staff at (863) 983-1484.
134520 CN 5/18,25/06

NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY
Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a Workshop re-
garding Facilities Plan.
This Workshop will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2006 beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the
School Board Meeting Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 25 E. HIck-
poochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.
All Interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said
meeting.
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
John Perry, Jr., Chairman
134522 CN 5/18/06


HONDA SHADOW V4 500 '85-
runs, needs work, $600 or
best offer, clear title
8 6 3 6 1 2- O 0 9 0
239)810-0022




ATV TIRES & RIMS, Blackwa-
ter, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for mud! $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
ATV TIRES & RIMS, Sand
Shark, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for sand! $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
FOUR WHEELER, 110 Rocketa
BMX. $1300 or best offer.
(863)634-5176
SUZUKI 3-WHEELER, 1983,
w/reverse. Runs great. $1000
(863)763-3451
WOODS JEEP, 4wd, auto.,
runs 3 good. $1500
(863)467-9298



Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Tucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utiity TraIers 4065
Vans 4070




CHEVY MALIBU '97, Runs
good, needs some work. Ask-
ing $800 or best offer.
(863)261-1968
CHRY. NEW YORKER- '87-
good on gas, clean, must be
seenll 3602 SE 23rd Ave
$2495 (863)763-5987


FLEETWOOD '92-2dr, SW edi-
tion, new starter, brakes &
headliner. Runs, looks great.
$2400 neg. (772)284-1194
FORD FOCUS '02, Green,
great condition. Manual trans-
mission, 31k. Must sell!!
$4300 (561)452-8247
MAZDA MIATA'91, Silver, 10k
original miles, a/c, p/w, wood
grain steering wheel, chrome
shifter. Well kept. $8500 or
best offer. (863)357-2733 or
(863)634-7397
NEONS '96- (2) $800 FOR
BOTH (863)983-9908
NISSAN 200SX '96, 5 spd. in
good shape, clean inside, runs
great, only needs a starter.
1800 (863)673-4736 Jeff.
OLDS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000,
Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All
power, Prem. wheels, Spoil-
er $9000. (863)697-2906
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
New paint job. Needs trans-
mission. $300.
(863)467-2894
TIRES (2) 4 Lug for Ford Fo-
cus 2003 w/rims. $50. for
both. (863)675-6738




FORD F350 DUMP TRUCK,
'80, $2500 or best offer.
863-983-3867




BRONCO '90- 4x4, runs good,
prev police vehicle, $3800 or
best offer (863)697-1897
(772)215-2403



BEDLINER for Ford F150
shortbed, exc. cond., $200.
(863)634-1772
BUGGY PARTS, 4spd. trans.,
new 121/2 ft. step-in frame &
4 tires with rims, 38x12.5x15.
$1000 neg. (863)673-1501
CHEVY CAVALIER RIMS, (4)
and winston, winner gets tires
P215/60R/14, asking $150
(863)261-1968


PubglicNotice


I ai Notice


GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2006 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a
meeting of the landowners of the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
be held on Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. at the Sugar Farms Co-op, At-
lantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida, for the following purposes:
1. Electing Supervisor(s);
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may propedy come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting is to approve the budget and set the non-ad valorem as-
sessment rate for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 and to transact any and all business that
may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she 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.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability
or physical impairment should contact the Districts Attorney, Chadres F. Schoech,
at (561 55-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meting.
DATED this 12th day of May, 2006.
By:Charles E Schoech, Esq.
134905 BGS 5/18/06


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFBICN060681
C-18 EROSION REPAIRS, PALM BEACH COUNTY, Florida
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for C-18 Erosion Repairs, Palm Beach County, FL on
will be opened and publicly read. Wrk consists of approx 4 miles of dredging &
14 miles of repair. Canal bank repair will include removal of vegetation, backfill &
compaction of banks, Install turf reinforcement mat, construct a swale, install 12"
dia. berm drains, sodding, seed & mulch of maint. berms & levee tops. An OP-
TIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 10:00
Calosahatchee CR. For directions call (561) 682-6391. A sie visit will Immedi-
alelylollow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at gww.stwmd.gv. purchasing a set for $26.00 at the above address, by calling
(561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-6290. The
public Is Invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this so-
ilcitation can be obtained at our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
133724 CGS 5/18/06


CONVERTIBLE TOP- Com-
plete, with motor. Fits '94
Saab 2 door. Great condi-
tion. $500. (863)697-0328
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
(863)467-4328.
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Remanufactured. Like new.
$2500. (863)673-5852 or
(863)612-5413
HYUNDAI EXCEL 1990, For
parts. No title. Asking $200.
(863)675-2598 Iv. msg.
MIRRORS: Set, Stock, Electric
w/defrost. For 2004 Dodge
Truck. $100. (772)201-5689
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call-
(863)467-8856.
RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" x
7 1/2", brand new, never on
truck, asking $950.
(863)697-3865
TIRES & RIMS (4) 8 Lug Alu-
minum w/19.5-44-16.5. TSL
Boggers. $1700 or best offer.
(863)990-5544
TIRES (5) 17", Michelin,
Heavy Duty, for Dodge 2004,
8 lug. wheels. Less than 20K.
$600 (772)201-5689
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856
UTILITY BED, lii ,qate,.'82
Chevy truck, all apart. $400 or
best offer or trade.
(863)674-0375



CHEVY 3500 1990, 1 Ton,
Crew Cab, 8 Ft. Utility. Bed,
new paint & clean. $4750.
(239)246-3549
CHEVY '83, 1/2 Ton, 350 au-
to., 40k, needs work. $1000 or
best offer. (863)697-3805 or

(863)697-3804
CHEVY- '98, Ext cab, 4x4, Re-
built engine & Trans. Cold
A/C, $5500. or best offer.
(863)610-1239
FORD F150 '97- V8, new mo-
tor/trans, 7" lift, 35" tires,
step bars, lights, brush
guard, chip, exhaust, rear
springs, sound system, tool
box, tinted. Great condition
$9500 neg. (772)409-3182
FORD F150 XLT '91- runa &
looks good, new tire &
brakes, AC, tool box, long
bed, $2500 (863)467-7838


FORD F250 1989, 6 cyl, 4
sp, needs distributor,
$600/best offer.
(863)634-3055 Okee.
FORD F250-'85, 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires. $1000. or best offer
(863)634-0187
FORD F350XLT '95- 4dr, die-
sel, auto, 4x4, long wheel
base, 263K, nice cond,
$11,000 (863)612-9891
NISSAN- '94, Red, Chrome
wheels, Bed liner, hitch.
Needs transmission. $500.
(863)675-1490
TOOL BOX- diamond plate,
good shape, silver, $50
(863)467-7295
TOYOTA '88, 4X4, Flat bed, 4
cyl., 5 spd., good work or play
truck. 57k. $950 neg.
(863)674-0874
TOYOTA PU '88- 4X4, 5 SPD
with air, $2500
(863)632-9166
TRUCK BED- '95, F350, Dual
wheel. Excellent shape.
$500. or best offer.
(863)261-4781



FORD BRONCO,'94, blue, exc.
cond., $3300.
863-234-3470
FORD EXPLORER '01, 5 spd.,
Pioneer CD/radio, p/w, p/l. Ex-
cellent condition. $5500 or
best offer. (863)467-4680



ARMY CARGO TRAILER- 5 ton
M105 single axle. 900x20
tires. $700. (863)675-1490
DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 14X7,
4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
$1600(863)234-1230
FLAT DECK TRAILER- 20ft, 6"
channel, heavy tandem axle
$950 (772)342-7304
INTERSTATE 2006, 7x16, En-
closed, Rear Ramp, Dual Axel,
4 brakes. As New. $4800.
(863)675-4565
TRAILER, 16 ft. long, 14 ft.
loading space, 7 1/2 ft. wide,
2 toolboxes, loading ramp.
$600 (863)675-4706
TRAILER, 42 inches wide, 7 ft.
long, new tires, rims, lights &
hitch w/hand wench. $200
(863)635-1096


PuIbIcNo ic


I PublicNoice


FAIR HOUSING MEANS:
NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF
RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN,
FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP STATUS.
THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF ITS
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
PROGRAM
CITY OF CLEWISTON
IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR
HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR HOUSING LOGO IS
PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT
TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM
DISCRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION OF BROKERAGE
SERVICES, AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANCING OF
HOUSING.
IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED
AGAINST OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING
DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL 1-800-669-9777 OR TDD 1-
800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION AND
REFERRAL.


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REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB)CN060950
KRR PACKINGHAM SLOUGH FLOOD PROTECTION, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for KRR Packlngham Slough Flood Protection, Polk
County, FL an Monday, June 19, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely
submitted bids will be opened and publicly read. Construction of automated 40
cfs pump station with a 72" gated culvert & levees to provide flood protection for
the western portion Packingham Slough. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be
held on Friday June 2, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. onsite. I-95/FL Turnpike to SR 6C
west to River Ranch Bvd. Site located just S of Lake Kissimmee. For directions
call (561) 719-0429.A site visitwill immediatelyfollow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at www.shfwm.aov, purchasing a set for $108.00 at the above address, by call-
ing (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this so.
citation can be obtained at our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
134651 CGS 5/18/06


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TRAILER, plywood deck 4x8,
tires 4.80 x 8, 1 7/8 coupler.
$80 (239)357-5984



DODGE CARGO VAN- '92, 3/4
ton, White, Runs well.
$1200. 561-798-1960 or
561-969-1660


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




CITY OF LABELLE
PUBLIC HEARING
The City of LaBelle will conduct a Public
Heanng for a Budget Amendment of its
Community Development Block Grant,
Economic Development Category-
Contract No. 06DB-3K-09-36-02-E09.
The Public Hearing will be held on
June 8, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall,
481 Highway 80 West, LaBelle, FL
33975. The Citizens Advisory Task
Force will also meet on June 8, 2006,
at 6:45p.m., at the same location.
Should you require special assistance
of any kind, lease call the City Clerk
at 863-675-2872, at least three (3)
days before the Public Hearing.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/
HANDICAP ACCESS/
DRUG FREE/
FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION
134641 CGS 5/18/06
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
05/27/2006 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1025
Nuben Anna Cuggin A-5
TV, washer, dryer, misc. items
Joyce Nucamendl 12
Cabinet, chair & misc. items
Rhonda Smith K-27 & K-28
TV, misc. items
Chance Lamkln J,50
Washer, misc. items
Martna Perez 738
Mattresses, Box spring, misc. items
LorlSnyderK-39
Sofa, table& chairs, mattresses
Shirley Mason J-62
Misc. items
Johnnie Sue Beckworth M-3
Chair, misc. items
Suzanne Ralston 707
Misc. items
Branna Nelson K-29
Misc. items
134464 CGS 5/11,18/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tiffany Hall,
Petitioner
Leslie Webb,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Leslie K. Webb
215 Pine Crest Avenue
Moore Haven, FL 33471
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Tiffany
Hall whose address is 500 WC Owens
(P.O. Box 880, Clewiston, FL 33440)
on or before, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court, before service
on Petition or immediately thereafter. If
you fall to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents In this
case, Including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit Cour's of-
fice. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.).
Future papers In this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and Information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, in-
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
DATED: 5/5/06
CLERK OFTHE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Deputy Clerk
134840 CN 5/18,25;6/1,8/06

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regular
Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of
the Central County Water Control Dis-
trict will be held on Wednesday, May
24, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Montura
Clubhouse,.Montura Ranch Estates,
State Road 833, Clewiston, Florida.
The purpose of this meeting is to
transact any and all business which
may come before the Board. If a per-
son decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public
meeting or hearing herein referred he
or she may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is based.
133969 CN 5/18/06

NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
May 26, 2006
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Candlce Hager:
Clothes rack, dresser w/mirror, night
stand, full/queen bed w/headboard,
and misc. Items
Property of Patience Davis:
2 Big screenTVs, 26" TV, living room
suite, entertainment center, coffee ta-
ble, end table, chairs, toys and misc.
Items.
135045 BGS 5/18,25/06


I Pubic Noic


I Public o i


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Glades County Board of County Commissioners
will accept sealed proposals up to 5:00 PM, June 9, 2006 at the County Manag-
ers Office, Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida for the following:
ArchtecturaVEngineering Services to Repair
Courthouse Foundation, Columns and Electrical System
Each agent shall inspect and evaluate the Courthouse, make the necessary and re-
quired recommendations to bring the Courthouse Into compliance Including all la-
bor, materials, necessary plans and permitting services and fees to fully execute
those recommendations.
Each agent must include evidence that they are current licensed and registered b
the State of Florida Construction Industty Ucensing Board in accordance with all
its current statutes. Each agency shall disclose the name of any officer, director,
agent or subcontractor who is also an employee of Glades County, Florida.
Notice is hereby given that the Glades County Board of County Commissioners of
Glades County, Florida acting by and through its Govering Board, hereinafter re-
ferred to as "COUNTY, will receive u to, but not later than, the above-stated
time, sealed proposals for the award ofa contract for the above services. Propo-
sals shall be received In the place identified above. Those proposals timely re-
ceived shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above-stated time and
place.
The COUNTY reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to waive any irragu-
lartes or informalles in any proposals or in the bidding process without dilo-
sure of a reason. The failure to make a disclosure shall not result in accrual of any
right, claim or cause of action by an unsuccessful bidder against the Glades
County Board of County Commissioners.
All proposals shall be received by Wendell Taylor, County Manager, 500 Avenue J,
Post Office Box 1018, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 bythe stated date and hour
and shall be enclosed within a sealed envelope with the words: Proposal for Ser-
vices for Courthouse Repairs.
134579 CGS Glades County 5/18/2006

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN060951
PACKINHA/BUTTERMILK SLOUGHS RESTORATION FEATURES,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for Packlngham/buttermilk Sloughs Restoration Fea-
tures, Polk County, FL on Monday, June 19, 2006 at :30 p.m local time, at
which timely submitted bids will be opened and publicly read. Construction of lev-
ee, emergency spillway & gated culvert An OPTIONAL pro-bid conference will be
held on Friday, June 2 2006 at 11:00 a.m. onsite. 1-95/FL Turnpike to SR 60
west to River Ranch Blvd. Site located just S of Lake Kissimmee. For directions
call (561) 719-0429. A site vlst will Immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the Instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading It for free
at M ygftwd.ggov, purchasing a set for $34.00 at the above address, by calling
(561) 62-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472.5290. The
public is invited to attend the id opening. Information on the status of this so-
licitation can be obtained at our web site -www.sfwmd.gov.
134638 CGS/CN 5/18/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Number: 2005-279-DR
In Re the Mardage of:
WAYNE R. CASTEN Husband & KIMBER-
LY FAITH CASTEN, Wife
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION
TO:KIMBERLY FAITH CASTEN
YOU ARE NOTIFEED that an action for
dissolution of marriage, including
claims for dissolution of marriage,
payment of debts, division of real nad
person property, and for payments of
support, has been filed against you.
You are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to this
action on Ralph Elver, of Pavese Law
Firm, Petiioner's attorney, whose ad-
dress RO. Drawer 2280, 461 S. Main
Street, LaBele, Florida 33975, on or
before 6-9-06 and file the original with
the clerk of this court, at Glades
County Courthouse, Avenue J, Suite
102, Moore Haven, FL, PO Box 10,
Moore Haven, FL 33471, either before
service on Petitioner's attorney or Im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you fro the
relief demanded in the petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285 Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleading's.
DATED this 5th day of May, 2006
JOEFLIN'T
Clerk of CircuitCourt
JENNIFER BEVIS
Deputy Clerk
134562cgs5/18,25/2006
INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIALCIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
S CASE NO: 2006-274 DR.
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
MICHAEL HARTWICK,
Petitioner/Husband
and
ELIZABETH LEE HARTWICK
Plaintiff/Wife
AMENDED NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: Elizabeth Lee Hartwick
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Peti-
tion Mfr Dissolution of Marriage has
been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Thomas
Montgomery, Esquire, Attomey for Pe-
titioner, whose address is P.O. Box
1510, Belie Glade, FL 33430, and ie
the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court, In LaBelle, Hendry
County, Florida, on or before May 29,
2006, otherwise, a judgment against
you may be entered for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and Information. Failure to
comply can result In sanctions, In-
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
WNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on April 19, 2006.
CLERKOFTHECOURT
By: S. Hammond
133504 EPUY CLERK
133504 CGS 5/11,18,25;6/1/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
Case No. 2006-73-CA Dv GKC
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF
COUNTRYWIDE MORTGAGE BACKED
SECURITIES SERIES 2003-R4,
Plaintiff
JOSE J. OVALLE, metal ,
Defendants.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure Including Award of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs dated May 3, 2006,
entered in Case No. 2006-73-CA Dlv.
GKC of the Circuit Court of the 20th
Judicial Circuit In and for Hendry
County, Florda wherein THE BANK OF
NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFCATEHOLDERS OF COUNTRY-
WIDE MORTGAGE BACKED SE-
CURITIES SERIES 2003-R4 is the
Plaintiff and JOSE J. OVALLE and
NANSI OVALLE, his wife; SHERWOOD
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC, a
Florida corporation; JOHN DOE, NIW/A
CUACHTEMAC LOPEZ and JANE DOE,
N/K/A MARIA CARBAJAL is/are Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at the second floor
hallway, In front on the main Clerk's
Office, Hendry County Courts Building,
Labelle, Florida In the City of LaBelle,
Rorida at 11:00 A.M., on-Wednesday,
the 31st day of May, 2006, the follow-
ing described property, as set th in
said Summary Fial Judgment of Fre-
closure Including Awardof Attorneys'
Fees and Costs, to-wit
Lot 9; Block B, of SHERWOOD SUBDI-
VISION, according to the Map or Plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5,
'Page 127, in the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida. Together with
a 1995 SUNC Mobile Home having
Identification Numbers of
ELFLS33A'16819SU31 and
FLFLS33B16819SU31 and Tide Num-
bers of 71638732 and 71638733,
which is permanently affixed to real
DA th3rd dayofMay,2006.
BARBARA BUTLER, Clerk
By:/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
DENIS M. ROSENTHAL, ESQ.
ADORNO&YOSSLLP
2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Suite 400
Miami, Florida 33134
(305)460-1100
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
Senior Deputy court Administrator
whose office s located at the Lee
County Justice Center, Rm 3112,
1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Flori-
da 33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
ClD), or 1 (800) 955-8770 (V), via
lorlda Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) das priortothe proceeding.
133374CGS 5/11,18/06

Notice of PublicMeetlin
The Hendry County Construction Ucens-
ing board will hold a regularly sched-
uled meeting on May 25, 200 at 6:30
p.m. to conduct routine business.
The meeting will be held at 25 Hicka-
poochee Ave, Hendry County Court-
house Complex, LaBee, Florida, In the
county commissionerschambers.
133271 CB/CGS 5/18/2006


Earth Talk


New Web site compares gas prices


From the Editors of E/Ihe
Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Can you
explain the "Zero Waste" move-
ment in Europe, Australia and
elsewhere that goes beyond
recycling to reduce waste? How
can we make it happen here in
the U.S.?
In essence, "Zero Waste" is a
design principle writ large,
whereby products are con-
ceived, produced, packaged,
distributed and retired with their
long-term environmental
impacts in mind. According to
the. non-profit GrassRoots Recy-
cling Network (GRRN), "Zero
waste maximizes recycling, min-
imizes waste, reduces consump-
tion and ensures that products
are made to be'reused, repaired
or recycled back into nature or
the marketplace." GRRN is call-
ing on companies to take
responsibility for the entire life-
cycle of their products and pack-
aging, and on governments to
not subsidize non-recyclable
waste processing.
"Waste is the result of bad
design," says Eric Lombardi of
EcoCycle, a recycler in Boulder,
Colorado. "The concept of zero
waste leads upstream to the
designer's desk, where waste
needs to be designed out." Lom-
bardi, a leading light in the fledg-
ling U.S. zero waste movement,
lays out four basic principles for
achieving zero waste: (1) Make
producers responsible for the
waste their products create; (2)


invest in infrastructure rather
than in more landfills and incin-
erators; (3) end taxpayer subsi-
dies for wasteful and polluting
industries; (4) and create jobs
and new businesses around the
re-use of discards.
While the concept has been
slow to catch on here, it has
been standard practice in parts
of Europe and elsewhere for
over a decade. In fact, some 25
countries require companies to
take back their packaging, and
some have gone so far as to
mandate "Extended Producer
Responsibility" laws, whereby
companies must pay for the
waste generated in the produc-
tion, packaging and distribution
of their products.
In Germany, a 1991 ordi-
nance seeking to address pack-
aging waste was a huge success.
By 2000, the agencies charged
with collecting and recycling
such materials'were recovering
over 90 percent of the plastics
and glass used in German pack-
aging. (In the U.S. we reclaim
5.3 and 26 percent respectively.)
Another success story comes
from Australia, where its capital
city, Canberra, embarked on a
"No Waste by 2010" campaign
in 1996. By 2001 the city had
reduced waste sent to landfills
by 40 percent and more than
doubled the garbage it captured
for reuse. The city also began
fueling two of its power stations
with re-captured methane gas
from its landfills, which is plenti-
ful enough to power 3,000


homes for 30 years.
In the U.S., industry has con-
tinually put up roadblocks to any
serious consideration of adopt-
ing such initiatives at the federal
level. But, according to the Zero
Waste International Alliance, at
,least 18 local communities have
taken it upon 'themselves to
adopt their own strategies for
achieving zero waste. These
include a dozen California cities
and towns; Boulder and Summit
counties in Colorado; Carrboro,
North Carolina; the Central Ver-
mont Waste Management Dis-
trict; and the cities of Seattle and
New York.
"Zero waste is about chal-
lenging the ruling paradigm that
says we can manage waste safe-
ly in landfills and incinerators,"
says GRRN's national coordina-
tor, Bill Sheehan. GRRN helps
coordinate efforts to implement
zero waste campaigns in the
U.S., and offers a wealth of free
resources on its website.
CONTACTS: GrassRoots
Recycling Network, www.grrn.
org; EcoCycle, www.ecocycle.
org; Zero Waste International
Alliance, www.zwia.org.
GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL
QUESTION? Send it to: Earth-
Talk, c/o E/The Environmental
Magazine, P.O. Box 5098, West-
port, CT 06881; submit it at:
www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/
thisweek/, or e-mail: earthtalk@
emagazine.com. Read past
columns at: www.emagazine.
com/earthtalk/archives.php.


TALLAHASSEE Escalating
fuel prices are impacting not only
the motoring public, but the
state's agriculture industry as
well, Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson said today.
To help consumers gauge
gasoline prices around Florida,
Bronson unveiled a web site that
will provide weekly updates on
the average price of regular, mid-
grade and premium gasoline, as
well as diesel fuel, in 20 Florida
major metropolitan areas. The
web site is located at www.flori-
da-agriculture.com/gasprices/.
"This tool will enable
motorists to see how their area
compares with others around the
state," Mr. Bronson said. "It will
also assist the public in planning
travel for business or pleasure."
Bronson said the state's
44,000 farmers have seen fuel
prices increase by a reported 68
cents a gallon in the past year,
adding well in excess of $100
million to their agricultural pro-
duction costs. Growers are
highly dependent on fuel for
operations on their farms, trans-
porting their crops to market,
and to receive shipments of
':seeds, plants, fertilizer and
other materials they need to
operate their farms and ranch-
es. Costs for all of those activi-
ties have increased.
"Our growers, who feed the
world with the 280 commercial
crops they produce, are having a
tough time," Mr. Bronson said.
"We in Florida and throughout
the country have the safest and
most affordable food supply in
the world, and our producers are


"We see this initiative as holding real promise to
assist our country in reducing its dependence on
foreign oil and in giving our growers alternative
crops that may be the difference in whether or
not they keep their land in agriculture."
Charles H. Bronson,
Florida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner


doing all that they can to absorb
these increased costs."
In an effort to ease both Flori-
da and the nation's dependency
on foreign oil, Mr. Bronson is
spearheading an effort to have
Florida farmers grow fuel crops
to support this production.
Known as "Farm to Fuel," the
initiative stems from the "25 x
'25" vision, which calls for 25
percent of the nation's energy
needs to be produced by Ameri-
ca's farms, ranches and forests
by the year 2025.
"Florida is well positioned to
be a leader in this effort because
of our available farmland and
our mild climate," Mr. Bronson
said. "The goal is to reduce the
country's dependency on foreign
oil, and at the same time to pro-
vide alternative crops that our
farmers can grow to keep our
industry viable."
In January, Mr. Bronson held
his first "Farm to Fuel" meeting
in Tallahassee attended by
about 60 representatives of
Florida's agriculture industry,
companies interested in build-
ing processing plants to convert
crops to fuel and scientists who


have developed processes for
converting crops to ethanol or
bio-diesel. Plans are being
made for a major conference on
the subject in late summer.
Last week, Governor Jeb
Bush and the Florida Cabinet,
which includes Mr. Bronson,
adopted a resolution in support
of the "25 x '25" vision, encour-
aging the production of renew-
able energy and fuels by Florida
farms and ranches to help meet
the state and nation's future
energy needs.
At Mr. Bronson's urging, the
Florida Legislature, which con-
cluded its 2006 session last week,
provided $5 million this year for
grants in support of bio-energy
research and demonstration
projects in addition to $10 mil-
lion slated for other renewable
energy technologies.
"We see this initiative as
holding real promise to assist
our country in reducing its
dependence on foreign oil and
in giving our growers alternative
crops that may be the difference
in whether or not they keep
their land in agriculture," Mr.
Bronson said.


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AIR CONDITIONING, AUTOMATIC
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'05 CHEVROLET MALIBU CLASSIC
ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, STK#5M125850................... .. 51
'05 CHEVROLET COBALT
4 DR, AUTO, A/C, GM CERTIFIED, 27K MILES, STK#57500408 ........ l881
'03 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER LS 4X2
4 DR, ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, STK#32130654 ..........1.. .1 992.
'03 CHEVROLET 1500 EXT CAB LS
4.8L, V8, TONNEAU COVER, ALL POWER, 62K MILES, STK#31408113.. 14,984
'04 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS .1
3.8L, V6, ALL POWER, SPOILER, GM CERTIFIED, STK#49289195......15,551


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'02 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT
LEATHER, 3RD SEAT, ONSTAR, CLEAN, 67K MILES, STK#2R116691.....17,331
'04 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LS
3RD ROW, REAR A/C, GM CERTIFIED, 53K MILES, STK#4G131936 .... 18,334
'06 CHEVROLET 2500 EXPRESS CARGO
V8, A/C, 12K MILES, STK#61101283........................ .18,992
'03 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE
ALL POWER, RUNNING BOARDS, GM CERTIFIED, STK#3G345925 .... 19,442
'04 CHEVROLET 2500 CREW CAB LS
6.0L, V8, ALL POWER, 41K MILES, STK#4F188071................. 20,551


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*Leases (27 months Silverado Ext. Cab) $1995 due at lease inception, plus tax, tag & title fees, no security deposit. With 750 Beacon score. **Money back guarantee based on 3 days/150 miles whichever comes first. Some restrictions may apply. See dealers for details. With approved credit. All prices
include rebate in lieu of factory finance rate. You must present this ad at time of purchase or lease to receive these special prices. Advertised prices not applicable to exporters. Offers good on date of publication only. Offers not in conjuction with any other offer. Not responsible for typographical
errors. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. "Ghostbusters" (Parker, Jr.) used by permission of EMI Golden Torch Music & Raydiola Music. All rights reserved. @1996-2006 AutoNation Inc.


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