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Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: May 25, 2006
Publication Date: 1989-
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Summer starts
with Block Party
City of South Bay Parks &
Recreation Department pres-
ents a Summer Kick-Off
Block Party and Movie on the
Lawn at Tanner Park (City of
South Bay)on June 3, from 2
to 10 p.m. The party will
include entertainment, food
and drinks, games, a bounce
house, water slides and
more. The movie "Big
Mama's House" will be
shown at 8 p.m. For more
information call Mr. Inman at
(561)261-3160.

Make a
joyfpl noise
~r ,e an interest in singing
ItoWe mighty?
The Glades Community
Choir is looking for you, you,
& you. This includes youths!
Rehearsals are each Monday
evening at 6 p.m.
For' more information,
contact, Kevin Wright, com-
munity relations at (561)261-
0717; or, Carla Kendall, presi-
dent, at 561261-0049

Girl Scouts
host blood drive
Local Girl Scout Troops
.a.re.ponsonng. a Blood Drve
on May 27. at Community
United Methodist Church in
Belle Glade (401 SW 1st St),
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All donors receive a tree T-
shirt, free mini physical, iron
and cholesterol screening,
blood typing, blood pressure
testing, and Sickle Cell test-
ing on request. If you have
any questions contact Dian-
na 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
information please contact
Elizabeth Cayson, Support-
Our-Troops Wish List Chair-
person at (561)996-0129.



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Corps downplays dike danger


Preparing for
a storm

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
BELLE GLADE The fear is
real.
The fear is that in the middle of
the night, when an otherwise calm
hush blankets the city, a small
break at the dike will give the
water just the opportunity it needs
to rush first in small patches


through holes in the levee, and
then in a disastrous flooding event
moments afterward.
The ghosts of Katrina and the
aftermath it left in New Orleans,
and perhaps closer in the visages
of a far more terrible storm the
Hurricane of 1928 that left thou-
sands of people dead in its wake
almost 80 years ago here in the
Glades continue to haunt
locals.
The fear is real, and nobody
seems to contend with that, but
the reality is far different at least,


that's what the Army Corps of
Engineers wants everyone to
understand.
There is presently no imminent
danger to most people in the
Glades, Corps officials say.
According to Steve Duba, the
Army Corps' chief of engineering
based in Jacksonville, should the
dike fail under any circumstances
today, with present water levels
inching farther away from 13 feet
and closer to 12 feet, most areas in
the Glades are safe from harm.
Even in the worst-case scenario


Looking to the future: Class of 2006


IhI, Jose Zaragoza
Palm Beach County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Art Johnson, right, told students at
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ing their educations and launching themselves fully into the career they ultimately
choose to pursue.


- which would be a complete
failure of the dike and not a partial
one water is likely to flow into
the lake, rather than out of it, Mr.
Duba told an incredulous crowd in
Belle Glade recently.
With much of the City of Belle
Glade located at an estimated ele-
vation of 18 feet above sea level,
any water from the lake is highly
unlikely to go against the laws of
gravity and reach higher planes, he
argued.
Of course, a study of elevation
levels in the Glades reveals that not


all areas are at 18 feet, and emer-
gency planners now working on
evacuation plans are concentrat-
ing on identifying the spots most
likely to flood in the event of a dike
failure.
There are areas such as South
Bay that are as low as 12 feet, leav-
ing them more prone to the effects
of flooding.
Nevertheless, the danger is
being blown out of proportion, Mr.
See Army Page 14


City wants to



take a look at



entity's books


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
BELLE GLADE After tak-
ing note th.t I.-t construction of
an atff'ldiable hIoisinr devieloi:
meilt has \et to, be crmplettel
officials vith the cit) of Belle
Glade asked its commission for
petrriisi.-n- to le\ie\\ the devel-
oper's books.
In a memo to the ciNt corn-
rnirisslon, th lit-v, cllo' rnev point-
oiJt hliati \ Help's ,b:idjarn
Estates project has fallen behind
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ed PIpl-'uec[ 0 to ioc t,- ..lllij bl,-
hrome n \i thin : lthfinancial reach
of many of the area's residents
and aritn ~itt that the city cur-
rently lacks.


According to the documents
pro ided bvy he City Attorney
Glen Ti.icivia, the infrastriucltuie
work .on the single-family.
homes was reported to have
begun in September 2004 and
the company's construction
consultant, Arthur T. House, in
April 2')i5 reported thia the
work ias 95 percent COmIplete.
which should ha;\e set the con-
struction ol the hon-,es into
cycle.
The construction of the
homes was to begin jmmediate-
I\ i a itet the infras-trijcturi \\ork,
in Ma,. The comnpanjl said it
expected to .build homes at a
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Citizens worry



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The students walked into the gymnasium with full smiles beaming Friday for the grad-
uation ceremony at Glades Central High School.


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
BELLE GLADE Residents
initially in agreement with a plan
to locate an assisted-living facility
program in their neighborhood
are now worried that the pro-
gram has taken a turn for the
worst.
While the developer contin-
ues to insist that no overwhelm-
ing changes have been made to
the overall mission of the pro-


gram, residents are concerned
with a stipulation in the agree-
.ment that half of the tenants to
be cared for in the facility fall
under the definition of "home-
less."
"We implore you to have a
community meeting," said
Cartheda Mann, who lives in.the,
general vicinity of the proposed
facility. "We decided it would be
a good thing for so many peo-
See Complex Page 14


Gove teacher is honored U


Gail Solis-Zavala, Special
Needs Teacher at Gove Elemen-
tary School is the Palm Beach
County Hispanic Teacher of the
Year 2006.
The 2006 Hispanic Teacher of
the Year Award (HTOY), given
by the Hispanic Human
Resources Council, Inc. (HHRC)
in partnership with the Palm
Beach County School District,
recognizes the efforts that class-
room teachers of Hispanic
descent make to benefit the stu-
dents they serve. The winner
was announced during the
HTOY Awards Luncheon on
Thursday, May 18, at the
Uruguayan Cultural Association
facilities in Lake Worth.
Born into a Mexican Ameri-
can home, it was Mrs. Zavala's
parent's desire that their two
children pursue a good educa-
tion and grow up learning to
respect their culture and the cul-
tures of others. Her mother
worked in the fields. Her father
grew up in a large family and


learned the need to work early in
life. Her mother was an avid
reader and encouraged the
importance of literacy in the
home. Her father was a natural
born artist and filled their home
with beautiful paintings and col-
orful projects, which instilled
great creativity in his daughter.
Her relationship with her
severely hearing impaired uncle
led to her involvement in educa-
tion, as she found ways to com-
municate with him through ges-
tures and a mixture of English
and Spanish.
"Every time I visited my
abuela's (grandmother) home
where Uncle Jose lived, I was
intrigued with finding ways to
communicate with him and dis-
cover what a kind and gentle
person he was despite his handi-
cap," said Mrs. Zavala.
The Hispanic Teacher of the
Year Award, given by the Hispan-
ic Human Resources Council,
Inc., recognizes the efforts that
classroom teachers of Hispanic


descent make to benefit the stu-
dents they serve. The award was
presented during a well attended
luncheon where leaders of the
community praised the achieve-
ments of all Hispanic teachers in
Palm Beach County.
Ms. Zavala said she believes
that being a teacher is about
bringing out the best in each
child. Teaching is about creating
the best environment in order to
fulfill that vision. For her students
with cognitive impairments, she
advocates conducting instruc-
tion within the natural context of
functional activities such as gar-
dening, recycling or other prevo-
cational projects.
"I have seen my students
make remarkable gains. This not
only prepares them for future
roles in the community roles, it
also enlightens the non-disabled
population of the achievement
of students who are mentally
and physically challenged",
added Mrs. Zavala.


Gail Soilis-Zavala, who teaches at Gove Elementary School
was named Hispanic Teacher of the Year during the HTOY
Awards Luncheonm Thursday, May 18, 2006 at the
Uruguayan Cultural Association facilities. Left to right are Dr.
Maria Vallejo, Provost, PBCC, Gail Zavala HTOY Winner, Judy
Pierman, HHRC Deputy Director.


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Los Angeles, California are pleased
to announce the marriage of their
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Mr. James Edward Hart, Jr.
The groom is the son of Rev.


James and Laverne Hart of Clewis-
ton.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of
Westchester High School. The per-
spective groom is a 1998 graduate
of Clewiston High School.
The wedding took place on Sat-
urday May 20, 2006 at the Embassy
Suites Hotel in El Segundo, Califor-
nia. The couple honeymooned in
Las Vegas, Nevada and will reside
in Atlanta, Georgia.


Glades County Democrat/Thomas Fecker

The Lakeport Community Association Yard Sale was held
Saturday. LCA members took the opportunity to promote
the summer program planned for area children. Lake-
port's Kids of Summer Program will be held on Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon, June 6-July 13.


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Bugaiski were joined in marriage
on May 6,2006.
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The wedding ceremony was
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and Breakfast in Venice Beach,
Florida. Lois Steketee officiated
at the ceremony.
The bride was given away by
Sean Diaz. The couple will reside
in Southern California.


Sandra
Wynette Baker
Sandra Wynette Baker, 51, of
North Augusta, died May 19, 2006
in Augusta, SC.
Survivors include her husband:
Johnnie Wyatt Baker, daughters:
Ashley Hancock and Taylor Baker;
one son, Robert (Bessie) Crum; sis-
ters: Joyce (John) Williams, Judy
(Jack) Cramer, Margaret (Ray) Tay-
lor; brothers: Kenneth, Michael,
Carl (Carol), Buddy (Julie), Wayne,
Robert (Elaine), Paul (Sarah), and
James (Amy) Whitehead.
She is also survived by grand-
children: Justin, Michael, Mary
Jane Crum and Landon Atwood
Funeral services were held Tues-
day, May 23, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston
with Pastor Ben Williams officiating.
Interment was in Ridgelawn Ceme-
tery, arrangements were by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.
Robert Gray Holt
Robert Gray Holt, 85, of Clewis-
ton, diedApril 27,2006 in Clewiston.
He was born April 20, 1921 in
Utica, N.Y. to Frank and Florence
(Pratt) Holt.
He served during World War II
in the Air Force and was a lifelong
member of the VFW. He was
employed by Holt Brothers
Chrysler and was a former resident
of Monks Corner, SC.
Mr. Holt retired from The
Spinicker, nowTop 0' Mast.
Survivors include his wife, Verna
(Charette) Holt, children, Gayle
Mason of Forest City, NC, Annette
Harris of California, Beecky Holt of
California, and Davon Sogge of Cali-
fornia, step-children, Dana Des-
jardin and Elaine Ross, both of Flori-
da, six grandchildren and one great
grandchild.
Cremation arrangements will
be by Akin-Davis Funeral Home


ofClewiston.
Renee PWainz
Renee P. Wainz, 79 of Belle
Glade died April 20,2006.
She was born of Belgian
descent and dedicated her life to
helping others by working at the
Pahokee Hospital for over 25 years.
Mrs. Wainz is survived by her lov-
ing family, daughter, Betty Bennett
of Belle Glade; son, (Maria) Wainz
of Belle Glade; grandson, Richard
(Lindsey) Bennett of Bowing Green;
granddaughter, Nicole (Rafael)
Romero of Honolulu, Hawaii;
grandson, Shawn Wainz of Belle
Glade; granddaughter, Dawn
Michelle Wainz of Belle Glade;
granddaughter, Genove (Ernesto)
Canales of Pahokee; great-grand-
son, Keegan Romero of Honolulu,
Hawaii; great-granddaughter,
Gabriella Garcia of Pahokee, along
with her best friend and companion
(dog) Peewee, in addition to a large
extended family from Belgium and
many, many friends and loved ones.
The family has entrusted the
care of their loved one to Dorsey-E.
Earl Smith Memory Gardens Funer-
al Home in Lake Worth. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made
dn behalf of Renee P. Wainz to Hos-
pice of Palm Beach County.


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By MaryAnn Morris
Sugarcane is a tropical grass
native to Asia where it has been
grown for over 4,000 years. Meth-
ods for manufacturing sugar
from sugarcane were developed
in India about 400 BC. Christo-
pher Columbus brought the
plant to the West Indies, and
today sugarcane is cultivated in
tropical and sub-tropical regions
throughout the world. Over 75
percent of the world's sugar
comes from sugarcane.
Florida's sugar cane farms are
just one of the agriculture indus-
tries in the Everglades Agricultur-
al Area.
Sugar part of
Florida history
Long ago, sugar was grown in
many areas of Florida. It was first
commercially manufactured in
Florida near New Smyrna from
1767 until 1776. Near the
Homosassa River, is a state park
to mark the site of the old Yulee
Sugar Mill. David Levy Yulee was
a member of the Territorial Leg-
islative Council, and served in the
U.S. House of Representatives
and U.S. Senate operated a sugar
plantation from 1851 to 1864.
Spain had deeded most of the
land to Mr. Yulee during the Span-
ish occupation. The mill pro-
duced sugar, syrup and molasses.
(Molasses was used to make
rum.) The supplied of sugar
products for southern troops dur-
ing the. Civil War, but was aban-
doned. Later, in the late 1800s,
Hamilton Disston,.who master-
minded the drainage of the Ever-
glades also had a sugar planta-
tion is St. Cloud, but it fell to bad
management.
Modern
sugar farms
Although sugarcane can be
grown anywhere in Florida, the
commercial sugarcane industry is
in south Florida around the south-
ern tip of Lake Okeechobee. This
area is so compact, most Florida
visitors never see a sugarcane
field. Palm Beach County
accounts for about 70 percent of
the commercial sugarcane
acreage. The remainder is grown
in the adjacent counties: Martin,
Glades, and Hendry.
The fertile organic soil and the
warming influence of Lake Okee-
chobee bring the sugar industry
here. Killing cold temperatures
don't often happen near the lake.
There is generally adequate water
and lots of sunshine.
400,000 acres
in crops
Recently, there has been a
slight decline in commercial sug-
arcane production in Florida. Sug-
arcane acreage has decreased
from a high of 454,400 acres in
the 2000-01 crop to about 400,000
acres in the 2004-05 crop.
The 2000-2001 crop yielded
2.02 million tons of raw sugar.
The 2004-05 crop yielded 1.56
Million tons of raw sugar. In 2004-
S05, Florida' contributed an esti-
mated 51.3 percent of the cane
sugar and 21.4 percent of the total
sugar produced in the United
States, including beet sugar.
Puttirig Florida's cane crop
into perspective, prior to the
,Cuban embargo in 1961, Florida%
Shad only 50,000 acres of sugar-
Scane as compared to 400,000
acres in 2004-05. In 2004, Flori-
da's raw sugar crop was valued at
roughly $550 million, according
to the United States Department
of Agriculture.
Sugarcane is Florida's most
Valuable field crop, worth more
Ihan the combined value of the
Florida-grown corn, soybean,
tobacco, and peanut crops. Sug-
arcane ranks third in Florida's
agricultural economy, behind the
greenhouse/nursery and citrus
industries.
Environmental
concerns
Not only does sugar support
Florida's economy, but also, most
of the fibrous portion of the cane
stalks, called "bagasse" is burned
as fuel for the mills. This saves an
estimated 113 million gallons of
fuel oil or 2.1 billion kilowatt
:hours of electricity each year.


Since sugarcane is over half water
to start with, enough water is
recovered during processing so
that sugar mills actually produce
water rather than consume it.
Most of the "smoke" coming from
sugar mills is actually steam com-
ing from the mill boilers.
Research
under way
At Canal Point, the USDA-ARS
Sugarcane Field Station works to
produce improved varieties
adapted to Florida conditions.
High sugar yields, disease resist-
ance, rapid growth, and tolerance
to high water tables are among
the traits sought in new sugar-
cane varieties.
At Belle Glade, the University
of Florida Everglades Research
and Education Center cooperates
in the variety development pro-
gram and conducts research on
sugarcane nutrition and physiolo-
gy, pest control, water use, and
other problems.
At Immokalee, the University
of Florida Southwest Florida
Research and Education Center
researches to help sugarcane pro-
ducers on the mineral soils of
southwest- Florida. Research
results and recommendations
(fertilization, weed control, etc.)
are presented in reports and
meetings sponsored by the Uni-
versity of Florida Cooperative
Extension Service.
United States Sugar Corpora-
tion, Florida Crystals Corporation,
and the Sugar Cane Growers
Cooperative of Florida, do their
own research and also support
research programs at University
of Florida and USDA facilities.
How is cane
grown?
Sugarcane is planted from late
August through January. A favor-
able variety of sugarcane is plant-
ed by using parts of the mother
plant, which produces new
plants. As of 2005, hand planting
is still commonly practiced. Por-
tions of mature sugarcane fields
are saved for "seed cane" (the
cane used for the next planted
crop). Instead of being mechani-
cally harvested, these stalks of
seed cane are hand-cut with
machetes, loaded onto wagons,
transported to the new field, and
dropped horizontally into shallow
furrows. Cane stalks haye buds
("eyes") every 2 to 6 inches and
each bud can sprout rapidly when
buried in moist soil
(http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SC034).
Within 2 to 3 weeks, shoots
emerge and, under favorable con-
ditions, produce secondary
shoots to give a dense stand of
cane.
Sugarcane is harvested from
late-October through mid-April. If
there are no freezes, sugar yields
are typically highest after Decem-
ber.
Years ago, sugarcane was
hand-harvested using cane
knives. Improvements in
mechanical harvesters have
resulted in a total:movement
away from hand harvesting.
Machine-harvested acreage
increased from 30 percent in 1987
to 100 percent in 1993.
Ripe cane is burned to get rid
of dead leaves and other trash that
would otherwise interfere with
the harvest, increase transporta-
tion costs to the mill, clog milling
machinery, and absorb sugar dur-
ing the extraction process. Fields
are burned just before harvest.
The fires are rather spectacular
but of short duration (a 40-acre
field burns in 15-20 minutes).
Burning is done only in the day-
time (under a permit from the
Department of Forestry) when
dispersal of the smoke by air cur-
rents causes the minimum nui-.
sance.
After burning, mechanical
harvesters cut and deposit the cut
cane directly into field wagons.
Tractors haul 16 tons of cane out
of the field with each 4-wagon
load. At special ramps near the


field, the cane is dumped from
the wagon into highway trailers
or rail cars to be taken to the
mills. Rail cars carry 25 to 30 tons
each and highway trailers carry
20 tons per load.
Refining the sugar
At the mill, the cane is crushed
between heavy rollers to squeeze
out the juice. Small amounts of
hot water are then added and the
fiber is squeezed four more times
to remove as much juice as possi-
ble. Then lime is then added to
the juice to help filter out cane
fibers and soil, and keep the
desirable sugar (sucrose) from
going into other sugar forms that
won't crystallize. The sucrose
solution is concentrated by evap-
orating off the water (which is
recovered and reused by the mill)
until raw sugar crystals form. For
each pound of sugar produced,
6.5 pounds or 3 quarts of water
must be boiled off.
Raw sugar is stored in high
piles in large warehouses until it
is shipped to a refinery. Looking
like very coarse sand, it is moved
by belt conveyors, front-end load-
ers, or dump trucks, loaded into
large dump trucks, railcars,
barges, or ships for transporta-
tion to refineries.
Two refineries in our area
make both granulated and liquid
sugar: one in South Bay and the
other in Clewiston. The granulat-
ed sugar is packaged in con-
sumer-size bags while liquid-
sugar is shipped in tanker trucks
to use in beverages, processed
foods, and bakery goods.
America's
sweet tooth
On average, each person in the
United States consumes about
61.5 pounds of refined sugar per
person per year (2004); roughly
205 stalks of sugarcane. At 30,000
stalks per acre, one acre grows
roughly enough for 146 Ameri-
cans year
If that sounds like a lot of
sugar, realize: sugar is consumed
as follows: 32 percent as pack-
aged sugar, 20 percent in bakery
and cereal products, 15 percent in
confectionery products, 6 percent
in dairy products, 5 percent in
processed foods, and 4 percent in
beverages.
Who grows the
sugar cane?


tive pioneer, industrialist and
philanthropist Charles Stewart
Mott transformed the bankrupt
Southern Sugar Company into
United States Sugar Corporation.
Mott revived the company and
convinced other investors and
creditors that the dream of grow-
ing sugar in the rich muck soils
around Lake Okeechobee was
not only possible, but profitable.
Mott eventually led U.S. Sugar to
its position as one of the coun-
try's most successful agricultural
operations.
Through the 1930s, American
producers were limited by U.S.
policy to supplying no more than
30 percent of the U.S. market,
which hindered the growth of the
Florida industry. Despite heavy
lobbying by domestic sugar pro-
ducers, the government quotas
were not lifted until World War II,
when sugar was needed to feed
the military and German U-boats
lurked in the waters off the coast
of Florida.
In 1959, U.S. Sugar increased
its milling operation with the con-
struction of an additional facility
on the southeastern rim of Lake
Okeechobee. The Bryant Sugar
Mill would be the world's most
modern.
Some history
Despite favorable growing
conditions, sugar production in
Florida struggled for many years.
In the 1930s, a mill was built in
Fellsmere, near Vero Beach. It
operated until 1965. During World
War II another mill was moved
from Puerto Rico to Okeelanta,
near South Bay.
As others recognized the poten-
tial of the lake area, new sugar
cane operations began to arrive
with the U.S embargo of Cuba in
the 1960s. The industry began a
period of dramatic growth. Flori-
da's sugar industry expanded in
order to replace sugar once
imported from Cuba. After the
Cuban revolution, the Florida
sugar industry grew rapidly.
Florida Crystals
After Castro took over Cuba
and seized their property, the Fan-
jul family fled to America, bring-
ing their generations of sugar
making expertise with them.
Presently, the four Fanjul brothers,
Alfonso, Jose, Andres and Alexan-
der own and manage their pri-
vately held Flo-Sun Corporation.
Flo-Sun Corporation is the


Over 70,000 acres of sugar- 4 umbrell,.cop!9ratiog for a num-
cane are farmed by the member. ber o diverse businesses, includ-,:.
growers of the Sugar Cane Grow- ing Florida Crystals. The company
ers Cooperative of Florida. From owns and farms 180,000 acres of
this acreage, on an annual basis, sugar fields in South Florida and
over 350,000 tons of raw sugar is owns and operates the Okeelanta
produced. Once refined, this is Sugar Mill near South Bay.
enough to serve the average Water manager t
annual demand of more than 9 management
million Americans. Sugar farms require water to
The cooperative engages in grow sugarcane. A relatively high
the activities necessary to be suc- water table (deeper than 24 inch-
cessful in the complex, science- es below ground) is desirable, so
intensive arena that is sugar farm- when heavy rains come during
ing. It provides the services of the growing season, water must
harvesting, transporting and be pumped off the fields to avoid
milling of sugarcane and the mar- damaging the crop. When there is
keting of raw sugar and black- no rain, water must be pumped
strap molasses. back in to keep the cane growing.
Today, 54 grower-members In the off season, fields are
make up the Cooperative. sometimes deliberately flooded
Always, each member, no matter for weeks at a time. This helps
how large or small his farm, is control weeds, disease and
treated equally, with each mem- insects and slows subsidence of
ber having one vote. A Board of the peat soil. Some farmers grow
Directors determines policy and rice in the fields during the other-
provides direction for the man- wise fallow time.
agement team. Day-to-day busi- After being used as a cover
ness operations are handled by crop for many years, rice was first
the professionals who make up harvested as a grain in 1977.
the staff. 'Exneriments have shown that


US Sugar
In 1921, the Pennsuco Sugar
Company, which owned several
hundred thousand acres of land
from Miami to Lake Okeechobee,
sent Ernest Graham to Florida to
drain the swamps and plant sug-
arcane to supply its Philadelphia
refinery. Pennsuco built a mill
near what is now Hialeah in 1921.
In 1926, a hurricane struck and
flooded the area. Pennsuco gave
up sugar farming and eventually
retreated completely. The
Pennsuco mill became part of the
Southern Sugar Company in
1925.
The Clewiston Sugar Mill was
opened by Southern Sugar in
1929. It could process 1,500 tons
of cane per day. This attempt also
failed.
Then in April, 1931, automo-


planting rice means an increased
sugar yield the next year. Growing
rice in rotation with sugarcane is a
"best management
practice"(BMP).
Researchers at University of
Florida developed the standards
for the BMPs for South Florida
Water Management District and
the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Regulation monitors
pesticide residue in runoff from
the farms. BMPs became manda-
tory in January, 1995 with the
main objective to reduce phos-
phorous from fertilizer in the
runoff from the farms. As of 2004,
phosphorous has been reduced
44 percent overall for. the Ever-
glades Agricultural Area, much
more that was anticipated.
Some information for this arti-
cle came from the following serv-


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ices: www.uf.ifas.fl.edu; Florida
Cooperative Extension Service,
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, University of Florida,
Gainesville Fla.;, Everglades
Research and Education Center,
Belle Glade; Florida Cooperative
Extension Service, UF/IFAS, Uni-
versity of Florida; United States
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Letter to the editor


Legislation helps
health centers
Anyone who is concerned
about the growing numbers of
our friends, neighbors and loved
ones who have no health insur-
ance and no place to go for health
care should know there is a solu-
tion. A nationwide network of
federally-supported health care
providers called Community
Health Centers (CHCs) open their
doors to anyone whether they
have insurance or not. They pro-
vide quality primary health care at
a cost that people can afford.
Because they've made such a dif-
ference in communities over the
last forty years, some Members of
Congress are working hard to
make sure the program keeps
going.
Because each health center is
groundedlin its local community,
no two health centers are alike.
But they share one thing in com-
mon: they are all run by patient
majority community boards. This
"patient democracy" ensures that
patients don't just pay, they also
have a say in how their health
care is delivered to meet local
public health needs. While con-
ventional wisdom may suggest
that putting the patients in charge
might drive up the cost of health
care, the results on the front lines


of public health have been pre-
cisely the opposite. The health
care delivered at a health center is
more cost-effective
and results-driven than any-
where else. That is why health
centers have earned the highest
possible performance rating on
the government web site:
www.expectmore.gov.
We are grateful that U.S. Rep-
resentative Mark Foley has spon-
sored bipartisan bill (HR 5201)
that ensures health centers and
their community boards will be
able to continue their mission
well into the future. So often we
read in the news about what is
going wrong with health care -
the same ink should be devoted
to what is going right. And the
public deserves to know that
some of their elected leaders are
investing in affordable health care
solutions that work.
For your convenience, I am
attaching the community health
center report from
expectmore.gov. If you would like
more information on local com-
munity health centers, please
contact Molly Ferguson, Florida
Community Health Centers Direc-
tor of Program Development at
561 844-9443 ext 310.
Molly Ferguson,
Florida Community Health
Centers, Inc.
West Palm Beach


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Grant helps fund


homebuyer workshops


WEST PALM BEACH Under-
standing the basics of credit, bank-
ing, budgeting and asset-building
can mean the difference between
financial crisis and financial free-
dom. For many families, learning
these essential skills is an impor-
tant step on the path to greater
economic stability, higher earn-
ings and home ownership. A part-
nership between Consumer Cred-
it Counseling Service (CCCS) of
Palm Beach County and The Trea-
sure Coast and Bank of America
will help put many families on that.
path.
"The supportof Bank of Ameri-
ca will go a long way in helping
families in our community gain
learn the important skills to help

them become financially stable,"
said Jessica Cecere, president of.
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice of Palm Beach County and
the Treasure Coast. "For many, it
will give them the tools they need
to achieve the dream of home-
ownership."
Financial fitness workshops
will be held at the Palm Beach
County Prosperity Centers in Belle
Glade and Pleasant City. At each
center, certified counselors will
work with consumers to help
them understand their credit


report and develop a plan to cor-
rect negative credtit'aid establish
good credit practices. Counselors
will also work with consumers to
develop a realistic budget and sav-
ings plan that will help them save
for the future. Upcoming work-
shops include Belle Glade Pros
perlty Center (Glades Pioneer Ter-
race, 200 Dorothy G. Wilford
Circle); workshops are from 10
a.m. until 3 p.m. on the following
Saturday: Aug. 19, Aug. 26, Dec.
2, and Dec. 9.
SHomebuyer Workshops will
be held at various locations
throughout the community. Dur-
ing the six-hour workshop, you
will assess your readiness for
homeownership, take a realistic
view of the costs involved in pur-
chasing and maintaining a home
and evaluate your credit and finan-
cial situation to determine how
much house you can really afford.
You will also learn about the vari-
ous mortgage options and what to
look for in a lender, and explore
the tremendous benefits of home
ownership, from stabilized hous-
ing costs and appreciation to the
many tax benefits.
For more information about
either of these programs, please
call CCCS at 1-800-330-CCCS.


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Food service department honored


The Palm Beach County
School Food Service Department
has won the 2005 National "5 A
Day" Excellence Award in the cat-
egory of: Companies & Organiza-
tions affiliated with Foodservice
Industry for their efforts in creat-
ing a healthy environment pro-
moting fruit and vegetable con-
sumption.
School Food Service Director,
Steve Bonino, recently received


the honor from the Produce for
Better Health Foundation. This
award recognizes one compa-
ny/organization that has best sus-
tained comprehensive support of
the Produce for Bettei Health
Foundation, created a healthy
environment promoting fruits
and vegetables, and has achieved
overall excellence in helping to
spread the "5 A Day" message.
The School Food Service


Department was acknowledged
for its proactive approach in the
promotion of fruits and vegeta-
bles. This is evident from their
successful health fairs held
throughout the county. The focus
was on increasing fruit and veg-
etable education and creating a
foundation for children to build
lifelong goals of good health
habits. The intended message to
students was: "The best desserts


are Mother Nature's desserts."
These health fairs reached over
4,000 students, faculty and com-
munity members. The Local Well-
ness Policy is another worthwhile
2005 endeavor. As the policy
process is completed, the suc-
cessful outcome will yield a realis-
tic Wellness Promotion Policy
enriching students' health in the
eleventh largest school district in
the United States.


South Bay employees helped its own


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
SOUTH BAY When their co-
worker was taken to the hospital
suffering with a serious condition,
the employees at the city of South
Bay decided they would do some-
thing nice for Cory Wilkerson.
A number of them decided it
would be helpful if they donated
some of their vacation hours and
sick days to him while he under-
went surgery last December.
The group collected approxi-
mately 420 hours. Because he had
only been an employee of the city
for a short time, the donated time
went a long way financially in
helping Cory through his ordeal.
Cory had a hard time last year
starting the day he came home
from work feeling dizzy. He told
his mother, Mary, to take him to
the hospital, where he later
learned that he had a tumor in his
brain and had suffered two
aneurisms.
Cory remembers going to ther-
apy prior to his surgery in late


December.
In therapy, he would work
alongside six other people suffer-
ing from similar symptoms to his,
who also would later require sur-
gery. In the end, Cory was the
only one who would survive the
operation. Doctors never told
Cory he had a 50-50 chance of
surviving the operation; only his
family members knew.
Annette Parchment, a city
employee and friend of the family,
remembers asking Cory if he was
scared heading into the surgery.
"Yes, he was," she said. "We
knew how serious it was."
Ms. Parchment has come to
know the Wilkerson family per-
sonally through the years, and she
did not hesitate to help Cory
when she thought he needed it
most.
According to Ms. Parchment,
at work, Cory as a water plant
operator trainee was always
bright and jovial, the person
around the office who could bring
a smile to everyone's face without
effort.


When he first told his co-work-
ers about his illness, Cory would
call in every day, "to make sure
you didn't forget him," Ms. Parch-
ment joked. "We all just prayed
for him."
Tony Smith, the city manager,
asked Ms. Parchment to ask
employees if they would be inter-
ested in donating some of their
unused vacation hours to Mr.
Wilkerson.
According to Ms. Parchment,
the response was great. Most peo-
ple immediately offered to help. If
they could have done more for
him, they would have, said Ms.
Parchment.
"Cory is just a wonderful guy,"
Ms. Parchment said.
Cory's grandmother, Ola, said
Cory had always had health prob-
lems. In 1990, he suffered a mild
stroke that affected his ability to
speak as clearly as he had before
the attack. Ms. Wilkerson said her
grandson went through difficult
times last year, but managed to
survive it all.
"He was in a bad shape, but


he's come a long way," Ms. Wilk-
erson said. "Only faith and God
are keeping him." Ms. Wilkerson
was grateful to the employees of
the city.
"You don't find people that
care that much anymore," she
said of Cory's co-workers. "For
the little while he was there, they
showed their love and their
appreciation."
Last week, Cory prepared to
see his newborn twins. Cory con-
tinues his therapy sessions and is
recovering slowly from the effects
of his illness to the point where he
can take slow steps with the use
of a cane.
At his home in Belle Glade,
Cory talked about the generosity
of all of the people he worked
with for close to a year in South
Bay.
"They went above and beyond
for me," Cory said of his co-work-
ers, smiling when asked what he
thought about them. "That's a
blessing because they didn't have
to do it."


'Take Stock in Children' awards scholarships


WEST PALM BEACH Take
Stock in Children of Palm Beach
County is awarding four year full
tuition scholarship valued at
$342,000 to 38 Palm Beach Coun-
ty students. Students receiving
the scholarships have participat-
ed in the program for approxi-
mately six years, and are from
disadvantaged families.
Awardees received medallions
recognizing their accomplish-
ments at their Senior Awards
Nights in their own schools.
Pahokee Middle/Senior High held
their award nights, on Tuesday,
May 16.
Take Stock in Children is a


comprehensive program that
helps children at or near the
poverty level to succeed by pro-
viding caring volunteer mentors,
student advocates, early interven-
tion and long-term support, and
four-year tuition only scholar-
ships for college and vocational
studies to disadvantaged stu-
dents.
Scholarships provided are pur-
chased by Take Stock in Children
from theFlorida Pre-Paid College
Plan, and can be used at colleges,
universities and vocational
schools throughout Florida.
Take Stock in Children has had
positive effect in making educa-


tion the most important priority
in children's lives. While the State
of Florida as a whole has a dismal
graduation rate, 87 percent of the
students in the Take Stock pro-
gram go on to college.
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 per-
cent success rate of keeping stu-
dents on track to graduate high
school and attend college. Since
1995, the program has impacted
,he lives of over 10,000 students


living in the State of Florida. Its
mission is to passionately pro-
mote personal growth, self-
responsibility, and academic suc-
cess for deserving low-income
children by providing a unique
set of resources including men-
tors, scholarships, long-term sup-
port, student advocacy, and a
guaranteed educational opportu-
nity. To contribute to'Take Stock
in Children of Palm Beach Coun-
ty, or to receive more information
please call Rosanne Sanchez at
(561)582-3765, or visit their web
site at wwv.takestockinchil-
dren.org:


Supervisor of Elections urges youth to vote


The Supervisor of Elections is
proud to announce the third iVote
Project High School Voter Regis-
tration Drive has successfully reg-
istered 1,560 students at schools
all over Palm Beach County
(PBC). Partnering with the
League of Women Voters, Demo-
crat Executive. Committees'


VOICE, PBC Republican Party,
other local organizations, and the
cooperation of high school facul-
ty, most students were given a
brief civics lesson and then regis-
tered in their classrooms. Others
were registered at tables during
lunch period. Each registrant is
given a specially designed "iVote"


red, white and blue silicon
bracelet. This drive proved to be
an important point in the evolu-
tion of this program in which the
goal is to register every senior in
their classrooms during the twice
yearly drives.
The iVote project was brought
to the PBC Supervisor of Elections


office in February 2005 under the
leadership of Adina Serell. The
focus of the project is to go to all
the PBC High Schools and register
qualified students to vote.
For more information on The
PBC Supervisor of Elections
Office, please visit www.pbcelec-
tions.org or call (561)656-6200.


Community Events


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

Family counseling
available
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless and
out of control, especially if you
are the family member or friend
of an addict. Narconon Arrow-
head can help. Narconon offers
free counseling, assessments
and referrals to rehabilitation
centers nationwide by calling
(800)468-6933 or log onto
www.stopaddiction.com. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call Nar-
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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.
/-" hurricane Frances and its
aftermath has heightened the
problems and stress level for
families in Palm Beach County,
the Youth Service Bureau wants


to reach out to those families
and offer the help of licensed
therapists who will listen to their
experience and help them cope.
Any parent or adolescent need-
ing help should call the Youth
Service 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
Cooperative, on the fourth floor.
Bingo nights
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 Semi-
nar 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
Tuesday of the month, at 6:30
p.m. in the hospital conference
room.
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
Group meets the first Friday of


the month at 7 p.m. in the con-
ference room.
Your Bosom Buddies II
Breast Cancer Support group,
meets the second Thursday of
the-month at 7 p.m. in the con-
ference room.

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HOMES:
$* 588,000 PRICE REDUCEDI 3BD/2BA home on
2.34+/- acres in Naples. Home features a pole barn, screen
lanai, security system, dual fireplace, eat-in kitchen,
Owner/Agent bring any serious offer
* $526,000 PRICE REDUCEDI 4BD/3BA home on
1+/- acre. Home has vaulted and coffer ceilings, a sound
proof studio, moveable island in kitchen and an above
ground pool just to name a few of the luxuries that this
beautiful home offers.
* $374,900 3BD/2BA Beautiful well maintained home on
manicured 1 +/- acres in LaBelle's first gated Riverfront
Community.
* $359,900 Beautiful like new 3BD/2BA with 2 car garage
home in the Belmont area. Patio and deck area in back yard.
* $249,900 Gorgeous new 3BD/2BA house with garage.
Split floor plan, living area w/fire place. Master bathroom has
a garden tub and dual sinks. Carpet and tile throughout. This
is a must see!
* $209,900- New 3BD/2BA home on a beautiful lot. Master
bathroom has a garden tub with a separate shower. Kitchen
features an island with extra sink and more don't let this one


* $179,900 2BD/2BA Excellent vacation or starter home
on a corner lot in Port LaBelle. Spacious living room and sep-
arate dining room. Screen enclosed front and back lanai. Lot
has a separate workshop and small tree house great for kids.


* $179,900 Great 4BD/2BA home that has been totally
remodeled. New flooring, cabinets and vanities. Yard features
irrigation and rear fencing. This great deal is ready for you to
move in.
* $179,900 New 3BD/2BA home. This home features split
floor plan and the kitchen has a morning room.
* $149,999 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a complete-
ly fenced in yard and an above ground pool.
* $94,900 3BD/IBA Newly remodeled home in LaBelle.
This home has new tile, carpet, paint, cabinets, hot water
heater, bathroom and new roof with a transferable 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 addition with
it's own entrance and much more. The property 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 manufactured
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 sky-
light 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!


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see this spacious 4BR/2B remodeled home.
Glowing with quailty, from the new Hardy-Board
siding to the wood floors. A/C, appliances, hot
water tank, doors and vanities are all less than 2
years old. New roof being installed. Call today for
this worry free home! $247.500.
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* SELLER SAYS TO MAKE AN OFFER! Genuine
Co:unriy Feel! It's relaxing just being at this beautiful
3BR/2B home on 5 acres. Cedar wood walls and ceil-
ings, stone fireplace, new roof, super large work-
shop with RV parking. Majestic Live Oaks make the
acreage feel like a park. you owe it to yourself to see!
$699,900.
* Solid Decision, Solid House! You'll be glad to see
this spacious 4BR/2B remodeled home. Glowing
with quailty, from the new Hardy-Board siding to
the wood floors. A/C, appliances, hot water tank,
doors and vanities are all less than 2 years old. New
roof being installed. Call today for this worry'free
home! $247,500.
* REDUCED this livable, loveable 3BRI1B CBS
home with 4th bedroom/office in LaBelle limits.
Features include walk-in closet, newer air condition-
er, fenced backyard, irrigation and a front deck to
die for. Only $239,900.
* HOP, SKIP & AJUMP! Only minutes separate you


from banking, shopping, schools and much more.
This 3BR/2B home has it all. From it's fenced back
yard, spacious rooms, wood burning fireplace, new
kitchen cabinets and storage galore! Best of all after
a hard days work you can sit out on your lanai and
enjoy the sunset over the lake in Lehigh Acres. Only
$219,900.
REDUCEDI PERFECT STARTER HOME! 2BI/1BA
CBS home located itt! I #e uluiet oak filled
street. Features new foo'ing and a fenced back
yard. Priced @ $159,900.
* Just like NEW! 3BR/1.5B CBS home within walk-
ing distance from shopping. Features include new
berber carpet, ceramic tile, all new cabinets and
m.rh mnre Prierld tn cPl at nnlv t110 00.


*Running out of room for your family? This huge
2005 4BR/2B manufactured home boasts, 2,304
sq ft of living space and sits on 2.34 fenced acres
in the quiet rural community of Double J Acres.
Country living just a hop-skip away from LaBelle
or Ft. Myers makes this a perfect location!
$269,900.
* Running out of room for your family? This huge
2005 4BR/2B manufactured home boasts,2,304 sq
ft of living space and sits on 2.34 fenced acres in the
quiet rural community of Double J Acres. Country
living just a hop-skip away from LaBelle or Ft, Myers
makes this a perfect location! $269,900.
* Back on the market! This 2.5+/- acre mini estate
makes relaxing easy with a 3BR/2B manufactured


home. Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls & spa-
cious kitchen. Only $179,900.
* Tired of the Circus? No clowning around about
the ca thsn on
cleare Ms. t M 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-
ing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufactured
home with over 1100 sq ft of living area ready for
occupancy. SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE!
$149,900


* Location of a Lifetime! Generations will file past
well-traveled location of this 8+/- acres on SR 80 in
Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road frontage and 3 existing
entrances off of SR 80. Cleared with well and elec-
tric. Time's on your side in this investment
$2,750,000.
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your invest-
ment dollars here. 25 beautiful acres with Hwy 27
fontg ERt'elt iared
except for the majestic Live Oaks. Bring your ideas
and see! $650,000.
* 5+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation. Suitable for site
built home or manufactured. Only $170,000.
* Uncramp yourself on this spacious 2.5+/- acres
on Evans Rd. with a pond and fenced for livestock.
So say goodbye to city pressure and enjoy the coun-
try. $130,000.
* 1.84+/- acre located offJacks Branch Rd. in Muse.
This property has lots of oaks, pines and pali trees.
Perfect for the nature lover. Priced at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back!
Relive the best on this private & secluded 2+/- acs.
Fresh air special! $93,900.
* Call for prices on all our Montura Listings!


* $94,900 Looking for a 3BD/2BA manufactured home
on 1.25+/- acres? This home features a split floor plan. Call
today for more info and for an appointment.
* $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Orona. The
mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is surrounded
in beautiful palm and oak trees.
in LaBell fa otolot
schools, shopping and restaurants.
ACREAGE:
* $1,600,000 12.76+/- acres has lots of old oaks. It is
currently being used as a rental park. Please call for more
information.
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto Salvage
yard.
* $1,250,000 16.04+/- Acres Great Development
Opportunity! Close to schools, recreational park, town
shops and much more!
* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre. One of
a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with clean bill of
health.
* PRICE REDUCED $900,000 45+/- Hard to find acres
adjoining Babcock property in Muse. Paved road access.
* $850,000 40+/- acres beautifully secluded with pas-
ture, ponds, cabbage palms and oaks.
* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart of Alva on busy SR
80.
* $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 located on the
property,. Home is to be sold "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and shed.
* 9e)O M E iiagiw31tgggsyth
$ $149,96. al,.' pesqa
is also for sal ,o0i09.
HOMESITES:
* $25,500 $72,900 Call for more information about
3 available lots in Fordson Park. The lots have been nicely
maintained and are close to everything in LaBelle.
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in 55
and older Community located in Moore Haven Yacht Club.
Call for more information.
CALL FOR AVAILABLE HOMESITE
IN PORT IABELLE, MONTURA
AND LEHIGH ACRES


* Hard to find'double lot in growing Port LaBelle
Unit 102. $119,800.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for the dream
lot for your new home look no further. Located in the
sought after Belmont S/D in LaBelle. This .37+/- acre is
truly a dream come true. Only $79,900.
S.29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell @
only $67,900. Possible seller financing.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great invest-
ment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful lot
for your dream home. $54;900. *
ST,-ir i, i-, ;,, $49,900 each
* i... a. i.. ,,., i,,- '. $49,900 each.
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites! Outside-
LaBelle limits but only minutes from town! Just offE
Road. Don't miss owning acreage close to LaBelle.
$46,900.



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Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings with
over 5,800 sq ft of work area on 1+/- acre. Zoned
for Heavy Industrial use. Currently is fully rented
out to 3 businesses. Listed at only $525,000.
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glades Elementary in Muse and
just minutes away from downtown LaBelle. $3.50
per square foot.
* Sable Palm R/V Campground truly a 50 acre gold'
mine!! This beautiful property features a 10 acre -70
site R/V campground located offUS27 in the peace-
ful country side of Palmdale. The park even has its
own fishing lake and grass landing strip. The remain-
ing 40 acres could accommodate several hundred
additional R/V sites. $2,800,000
* Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings with
over 5,800 sq ft of work area on 1+/- acre. Zoned for
Heavy Industrial use. Currently is fully rented out to
3 businesses. Listed at only $525,000.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezoning to
Business. $119,900.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK


WATERFRONT & PRIVACY AT IT'S BEST! This
recently renovated 3BR/2BA home is located at
the Ortona Locks. Fish from your own private
dock. (Permit in place to add new dock w/ lift.)
Priced to Sell!!!


QUIET COUNTRY RETREAT Like new manufactured
home on 2.82 acres in quiet Ft. Denaud. This immacu-
late home offers vaulted ceilings, entertainment pack-
age includes a large screen television w/stereo and sur-
round sound, split floor plan, built in computer center,
large master bedroom and bath w/ garden tub and sep-
arate shower. Upgraded appliances add a nice touch, to
the large open kitchen w/ eat-in breakfast bar and for-
mal dining. $212,500
THIS IMMACULATE 2 BR/ 1.5 BA HOME IS located
in the center of town close to everything. What a terrif-
ic home for someone just setting out on their own or
sizing down. Home is partially furnished and ready for.
you! $159,900
WATERFRONT HOMES/LOTS
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION!!! This 3
+/- acre peninsula has over 700' of
Caloosahatchee River frontage with Hwy. 29
access. Zoned C-2 your possibilities are endless!
$3,300,000
ONE OF THE FEW RIVERFRONT PARCELS on
the market. This stunning 10.7 Acres Is very
unique with 600 +/- feet fronting on the beautiful
Caloosahatchee River. Look to the East and West
and enjoy endless views from the raised river-
bank. The waterfront piece features lakefront on
the South side and riverfront on the North. Build
your dream home and enjoy the peace and tran.
quality that LaBelle's Caloosahatchee has to offer,
$1,950,000


SPECTACUrlAR RIVEnmANT ESTATERSITRE THIS IMMACULATE MANUIFACTtUREDn HOME


with over 200 feet of waterfront and already sepa-
rated into 2 lots. The fabulous view is naturally
pristine across and up the river from this "Ppint"
on both the main river and the "Old River", which
features 60 feet of protected dockage. Rip Rap of
riverbank is in progress. There is NO "Corps
Setback" on either lot, which may-allow houses
and/or pools unusually close to River. Beautiful
area of upscale homes within blocks of central
LaBelle. $1,500,000-
GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT This 1.04 acre lot is
wooded and located on County Road 78. Build
your dream home on this parcel and enjoy end-
less views of the Caloosahatchee River. Price
Reduced $499,900
SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR NATURE
LOVERS. This 2/2 CBS Home & Guest mobile is
on Jacks Branch with river access. This Unique
one of a kind property also has it's own private
ISLAND. Gorgeous property is covered with large
oaks. Call for more details. This is a MUST SEE.
$475,000.
EXCELLENT BUY!! This .84 +/- Acre creek front
homesite is located on Pollywog Creek in beauti-
ful river fr(f B your dream
home on th' _Jlot which pro-
vides beauti aks access to t aloosahatchee
River and some river views. Price Reduced
$149,900.
BEAUTIFUL RIVERVIEWS from this waterfront
homesite on dredged river oxbow w/ private dock
in place. Homesite is located approx. 75 ft. from
the main river in an area of nice homes. Permits
are in place to re-dredge oxbow to 6-8 ft. depth.
$499,000..
HOMES IN LABELLE.
THIS CHARMING CEDAR HOME sits on an
oversized corner lot in the city. The 2BR/2BA
home has vaulted ceilings and tile in the living
area. French doors provide views to the outside.
Fenced back yard and 8' x 10' shed for extra stor-
age. $199,900
MOVE IN RPADYI Newly remodeled 3BR/2BA
home located on large lot in the city, New carpet,
flooring and Interior paint and spacious master
bedroom. Price reduced to sell $179,900


is situated on shaded oversized lot in town and
completely fenced. Home features vaulted ceil-
ings, split floor plan, kitchen with pantry and
breakfast island. Front and back porches are great
for outdoor entertaining and enjoyment.
REDUCED $134,900
A GREAT RENTAL INVESTMENT OR STARTER
HOMEI This 3BR/2BA manufactured home has a
lot ot offer. It features a split floor plan, a deck for
entertaining, a garden tub in the master bath, new
paint throughout and new carpet. This mobile is
priced to sell!! $125,000.
WELL MAINTAINED 3BR/2BA MANUFAC-
TURED HOME w/ office or possible 4th bed-
room. Located within city limits, completely
fenced and priced to sell! $99,900
HOMES
LIKE NEW THIS 3 BEDROOM. 2 BATH FEA-
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Men charged with robbery and burglary


CLEWISTON On May 12,
2006 shortly after 2 p.m. Sergeant
Carl Ililgenberg and Deputy Juan
Soto responded to The Tropical
Supermarket on Old US 27 regard-
ing a reported strong arm robbery.
The victim, Harold Ray Johnson,
age 78, said the suspect, asked for a
few dollars to buy food. When the
victim opened his wallet to give the
man some money, the man
grabbed the wallet and ran. The
victim gave chase but lost sight of
the man in the Tropical Mobile
Home Park.
Deputies obtained a description
of the man and began a search of
the neighborhood. He was located
hiding under a bed inside the


mobile home located at lot num-
ber 19, Nulls Road. Sheriff Ronnie
Lee said that because of the quick
action of the deputies, all the
money, $2,090 was recovered and
returned to the victim. Jose Manuel
Rosado age 28 of Nails Road in
Clewiston, was arrested and trans-
ported to the Hendry County Jail.
On May 16, 2006 at 6:30 a.m.,
Deputy Fernando Herrera of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
responded on the LaBelle Motel
in regards to am reported burgla-
ry. Deputy Herrera met
Guadalupe Cuellar and Jose Gon-
zalez who informed him they
were the victims of a burglary and
theft. Jose Gonzalez said an


acquaintance and another man
came to his home on Ute Street in
LaBelle at about 3:30 a.m. the
morning of May 16 with a toolbox
and asked for $20.
Mr. Gonzalez told deputies he
took the toolbox gave them the
money, and went back to bed.
Later, Guadalupe Cuellar, the
owner of the business where Mr.
Gonzalez works, called him and
told him there had had been a bur-
glary of the business. Mr. Gonzalez
said he looked at the toolbox he
had purchased and realized it was
his toolbox that he left at his place
of employment on Industrial Loop.
Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Cuellar
then started looking around


LaBelle for the two men who had
been at Mr. Gonzalez's home.
They located them at the LaBelle
Motel. Deputy Herrera located the
stolen tools in the van operated by
one of the men and returned them
to their owners.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said Robert
Lawerence Koff, 28, of LaBelle,
and Larry Wayne Royalty, 52, of
Muse were charged with burglary
and dealing with stolen property.
Royalty was also charged with
driving on a permanently revoked
driver license and possession of
narcotic paraphernalia. Bond on
Royalty was set at $26,750 and
Koffat $18,500.


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The following individuals
were arrested by the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office. This col-
umn lists arrests, not convic-
tions, 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.
Albert Lee Ward, 50 of
Clewiston was arrested on May
17 and charged with battery
from bodily harm or disability.
Clarence Coney, 50, of Belle
Glade, was arrested May 20 in


Clewiston, and charged with
driving while on a suspended
license-habitual offender.
A Clewiston juvenile female
was arrested on May 19 and
charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon without
intent to kill, aggravated battery
causing bodily harm or disabili-
ty, damage to property criminal
mischief over $200 and under
$1,000, burglary of a dwelling,
structure or conveyance armed
and burglary of a dwelling
unarmed no assault or battery.
Oreste Perez, 23, of Clewis-


ton was arrested May 14 and
charged with one count of
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill,
one count of battery
touch/strike, one county of child
neglect without great harm and
one count of resisting an offi-
cer/obstructing without vio-
lence.
Steve Ruiz, 29 of Clewiston
was arrested May 15 and
charged with four counts of
aggravated assault with intent to
commit a felony, on count of
battery touch/strike, one count


of battery without great bodily
harm and two counts of child
neglect without great harm.
Bassam A. Khalafallah, 22,
of Clewiston was arrested May
18 and charged with driving with
a suspended/revoked license-
habitual offender.
Dorothy A. Vasquez, 42, of
Clewiston was arrested May 15
and charged with one count of
aggravated battery causing bodi-
ly harm/disability-domestic vio-
lence related and one count of
firing a weapon/missile into a
dwelling.


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Crime Stoppers


Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office is seeking the public's
assistance locating a man want-
ed for questioning in connection
with two separate home inva-
sions in Wellington.
On March 30, 2006 and April
13, 2006, two separate home
invasions occurred at two differ-
ent locations in Wellington. An
investigation has identified David
Robinson 24, a black male, who
is believed to be staying some-
where in Wellington or possibly
Belle Glade. He works as a car
detailer and may be conducting a
mobile car-detailing service in
the West Palm Beach area.
According to the Palm Beach


County Sheriff's Office, Robin-
son should be considered armed
and danger-
ous.
If contact is
made with
Robinson, use f
caution, and \
notify Detec-
tive Michelle
Cornell at.
(561) 644- .
5126. David
If you Robinson
would like to
remain Anonymous and receive
a REWARD up to $1,000.00, con-
tact CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-
458-8477.


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is warning residents and visi-
tors that the recent rain in some
parts of the state should not give
people a false sense of security.
Even though parts of Florida
received up to two inches of rain-
fall and other parts received no
more than a trace over the past
week, fire danger still remains
high throughout most of the state.
Dry air behind the recent cold
front that brought much needed
rain to parts of the state will bring
back the threat of wildfires.
"Don't let your guard down,
this fire season is not over yet,"
Mr. Bronson said. "The drought
index remains over 500 for a large
portion of the state. Fire potential
is going to be very high this week-
end due to the warm, dry weather
and lack of rainfall in the near
future."
Although some fires do start
from lightning, about 80 percent
of Florida wildfires area caused by
human carelessness.
"I urge people to be very care-
ful with any type of outdoor burn-
ing and to check with local offi-
cials and forestry offices to see if
there is a burn ban in effect in
their area and to determine
whether conditions are such that
people should not burn even if
there is no ban," Mr. Bronson
said. "Some burn ban violations
are punishable up to $500 in fines


"Don't let your guard
down, this fire season
is not oyer yet."
Charles H. Bronson,
Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services
Commissioner

and the cost of suppression of any
wildfires that may result."
Several of this year's wildfires
have been a result of arson and
there are investigations under
way into the causes of certain
wildfires.
"All human-caused fires are a
threat to people's lives and prop-
erty, but arson fires are the worst
kind," Mr. Bronson said. "Florida
residents should report any wild-
fire by calling 911 or their local
Division of Forestry office. If you
see any suspicious activity near a
fire you can report it to the Arson
Alert Hotline 1-800-342-5869. Any
information that leads to the
arrest and conviction of an arson-
ist can result in the informant
receiving a reward of up to
$5,000. All callers can remain
anonymous."
Since January 1, 2,565 wild-
fires have burned 103,806 acres in
Florida. Mr. Bronson is urging
people to do their part to help pre-
vent wildfires.


Road Watch


The Florida Department of
Transportation has road projects
under way in the South Florida
area. Motorists are reminded to
wear safety belts and drive with
caution, courtesy, common sense,
and patience as they travel through
work zones. Remember, speeding
fines are doubled in work zones.
Glades County
SR 29: In the area of Chappell
Slough: Maintenance contract proj-
ect No lane closures are antici-
pated at this time, but motorists
should expect possible slow mov-
ing traffic while crews clean road-
side ditches.
SR 78: From Indian Prairie Canal
to BuckHead Ridge: Maintenance
contract project Crews will be
clearing trees in the roadside right
of way. Motorists should expect
eastbound lane closures, slow
moving 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 replace-
ment.
SR 29: From CR 832/Duda Drive
to CR 830A: Maintenance contract
project No lane closures are
anticipated at this time, but
motorists should expect slow mov-
ing traffic while crews dig a ditch.
SR 80: From Ford Street to Cow-
boy Way: Maintenance contract
project Motorists should expect
intermittent lane closures in the
eastbound and westbound 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 contin-
ues 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 currently includes
storm drainage and roadway con-
struction at various locations
throughout the project. The con-
tractor is Russell Engineering.


Hurricane survival guide H


PALM BEACH COUNTY -For
the first time in several years
Palm Beach County is publishing
its own hurricane guide. The
Official Palm Beach County 2006
Hurricane Survival Guide is 32
pages of information every
household in Palm Beach Coun-
ty should know. And to insure
that all county residents receive
this information, the guide will
be mailed out to every house-
hold in the county. As in the past,
the guide will also be available at
county buildings, libraries and
local social service agencies.
The county's Emergency
Management and Public Affairs
departments decided the best
way to control the hurricane
preparation message, and foster
a culturee of preparedness",
would be to deliver it directly to
residents from the county, with
no media partner in between.
The guide is designed to give
residents a step by step plan for
the upcoming hurricane season.


It begins with pre-season prepa-
ration steps then leads readers
through a hurricane watch,
warning, and landfall. If the
county is unfortunate enough to
have a storm this year, there are
pages to help residents get their
house secured, find help in their
community, or volunteer their
services to neighbors.
This year's guide is a compre-
hensive look into every aspect of
storm preparation as it relates to
residents of South Florida. Top-
ics include: evacuations, pet
safety, boat safety, advice for
older adults, shelters, generator
safety, and even a recap of last
year's record braking season.
Also available at www.pbc-
gov. com is a printable online
version. The guide has been
printed and residents should
look for it in their mailboxes by
June 1. For more information
about the guide or where to get
one, contact Public Affairs at
(561)355-2754.


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Lk q 7tL Life jackets key to boating safety


Submmned to INIBucknead Ridge VFW
Buckhead Ridge VFW gave a check for $2,063 for a new K-9 unit
for Glades County after a successful 'Jail and Bail" event, Sun-
day, Apr. 9,2006. Left to right: Phyllis Fish, President of the Ladies
Auxiliary, Johnnie Patent, Post Commander, Glades County
Deputy Bryan Enderle, K-9 handler, Don South, First Vice Presi-
dent, Am vets Club, Ray Edwards, President Men's Auxiliary.


BHR VFW raises



cash for K-9 unit


The Buck Head Ridge VFW
Post 9528 held a "Jail and Bail"
and fish fry April 9, to raise funds
for a K-9 unit to serve Buckhead
Ridge and all of Glades County
with the Glades County Sheriff's
Office. The post's men's- and


ladies auxiliaries, Am Vets club
and post members turned out in
support of local law enforcement
that
Sunday and enjoyed a rollick-
ing good time for a good cause. A
K-9 unit is $2,063 closer.


It's too hot! It doesn't look
cool. I know how to swim. Noth-
ing is going to happen to me.
These are just some of the many
reasons people claim that they
do not wear their life jackets. But
with approximately 700 people
drowning each year from recre-
ational boating accidents, it is
imperative to wear a life jacket at
all times while you are on the
water. Life jackets are no longer
the orange, hot and bulky vests
that are commonly associated
with water safety gear. New
innovations and developments
in life jackets have produced a
smaller, sleeker, and much more
comfortable version of a life
jacket, leaving you with no rea-
son not to WEAR IT!!
Much like a helmet to a biker
or skate boarder, life jackets are
an essential part of your boating
safety equipment and should be
worn at all times while on the
water. In 2004, the 676 recre-
ational boating fatalities, 90 per-
cent of the victims were not
wearing life jackets. The new
inflatable life jackets or Personal
Flotation Devices (PFDs) allow
the mobility and flexibility that
you need when boating, fishing,
paddling or hunting and are


much cooler in the warmer
weather. There are many differ-
ent varieties of inflatable jackets
ranging from those that inflate
instantly when you hit the water
to those that are manually inflat-
ed. All are designed to be more
comfortable and wearable than
the traditional life jacket.
Accidents can happen with
alarming speed anyplace or any-
time you are on the water.
Although many boaters keep life
jackets on their boat, very few
choose to wear one. There just
isn't time to grab a life jacket and
put it on properly before you are
in the water. If you are faced
with a strong current or unfavor-
able weather conditions, you
will not only have trouble mak-
ing sure you are safe and secure
in your life jacket, but you will be
unable to help your friends, rela-
tives, children or passengers that
have accompanied you in your
boat. Wearing your life jacket
will allow you to be safe in case
of accident and will also allow
you the ability to assist others
that may be in danger.
This year during National
Safe Boating Week, May 20 26,
2006, and throughout the boat-
ing season, remember to prac-


Poll shows Americans support sugar policy


WASHINGTON Nearly
two-thirds (62 percent) of
American adults believe that
Congress should continue the
current U.S. sugar policy,
according to a survey commis-
sioned by the American Sugar
Alliance and conducted by Har-
ris Interactive.
Respondents were asked to
choose between four sugar poli-
cy options being considered on
Capitol Hill in the farm bill
debate: an extension of the cur-
rent no-cost sugar program; an
income support system similar
to the policy of other farm com-
modities; a one-time buyout
modeled after tobacco policy,
and the elimination of the U.S.
sugar program in favor of
imports.
Only 16 percent of American
adults supported transforming
sugar to an income support pro-
gram; even though they were
told such a progranl would


allow food manufacturers to see
cheaper sugar prices. A mere
eight percent thought a one-
time buyout was a good idea,
while only seven percent sup-
ported the elimination of sugar
policy.
"It's clear that the majority of
Americans are happy with the
current sugar program," said
Don Wallace, the chairman of
the American Sugar Alliance.
"And they should be; it's work-
ing well for grocery shoppers,
taxpayers, and for America's
food security."
Sixty-four percent of those
polled said they are not too or
not at all concerned about the
price of sugar. And when told
the price of sugar in the United
States, 69 percent of American
adults said that sugar is some-
what or very inexpensive.
"Americans spend more on
10 gallons of gasoline than they
do on a year's worth of:sugar,"


added Wallace. "This poll con-
firms what seems like common
sense, but sugar policy oppo-
nents continue to complain
about price. It's important for
Congress to see that the Ameri-
can public is not concerned
about the price of sugar."
He continued: "Industrial
sugar users simply want to buy
sugar cheaper and pocket the
profit. History shows they don't
pass savings along to con-
sumers when prices decline."
The poll also showed that 93
percent of American adults feel
it's somewhat or very important
for our country to produce food
at home instead of depending
on foreign supplies. Even when
told that foreign sugar might be
cheaper, 72 percent of respon-
dents said they'd prefer to buy
American sugar.
Harris Interactive co:A-'_cted
the telephone survey on behnai
of the Armericanf Sugar Alliance


between May 5 and 8 among
1,003 U.S. adults 18 years of age
or older. Figures for age, sex,
race, education, and region
were weighted where necessary
to align them with their actual
proportions in the population.
In theory, with probability sam-
ples of this size, one can say
with 95 percent certainty that
the overall results have a sam-
pling error of 3.1 percentage
points.
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Public meeting to discuss dike


By Pete Gawda

OKEECHOBEE For the last
few weeks, a report on the con-
dition of the Herbert Hoover
Dike has caused some alarm
among people living around the
lake. The report, generated by a
panel of independent state hired
experts, using U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers (COE) supplied
data draws some dire conclu-
sions.
At a public meeting to be held
tonight at 6 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Civic Center on
U.S. 98 N. in Okeechobee, area
residents will be able to ask the
experts if the situation is really
that dire.
The meeting is being spon-
sored by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Office of Emergency Manage-
ment.
Steve Duba, chie( of engi-
neers for the COE's Jacksonville
district will be o ..hand to
answer questions about the
integrity of the dike.
Mr..Duba has stated in the
past that the public should be


made aware of the situation but
that he did not want to cause a
panic. He does not necessarily
agree with some of the conclu-
sions drawn by the report. He
has stated that it does not take
into account the rigorous inspec-
tion and maintenance program
of the COE.
Representing the South Flori-
da Water Management District
(SFWMD) will be Deputy Execu-
tive Director George Home, who
is in charge of operations and
maintenance.
Officials from the City of
Okeechobee and Okeechobee
County are also expected to
attend.
The report predicts that the
dike has a 50 percent chance of


failure within the next four years.
It also predicts a 1-in-6 chance of
dike failure with each year that
passes.
Evidence in the report would
seem to indicate that the area of
greatest concern is the eastern
and southern portions of the
dike.
"With the amount of surveil-
lance and attention paid to this
lake, I don't know how we could
get into that situation (dike fail-
ure)," Steve Sullivan, a COE proj-
ects manager who oversees
maintenance of the dike, was
quoted by the Associated Press.
Mr. Sullivan added that lake
levels are reduced before hurri-
cane season. He did concede
that back-to-back storms could
hamper efforts to move water
out of the lake but the Associat-.
ed Press reported that he insisted
the dike would hold.
U.S. Congressman Mark Foley
has asked for an independent
evaluation of the report. He has
gone on record as supporting
efforts to keep the lake levels
lower.


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* After Care Available
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* ManI extras: Library,
Music, Art, Computers


For more information on our

preschool visit our website, call us at

863-983-5388 or e-mail us at

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IS RECRUITING


SUBSTITUTE


BUS DRIVERS

Training Classes will begin
June 5th and run
through June 16, 2006
Class Time will be
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Classes will be held at the
.e Clewiston Bus Compound
(Behind Central Elementary)

To register please contact the ..
STransportation Office at
863-983-1516
Before June 2, 2006
If interested.


A REMINDER from Peter H. Carney,
Tax Collector, Palm Beach County ...

If you have not paid your 2005 property taxes, you should pay them by 5:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, May 31, 2006, if at all possible. Payments by mail must also be
received no later than 5:00 p.m., May 31, 2006. A postmark of payment does not
apply to delinquent taxes. Delinquent taxes must be paid by cash, money order, cer-
tified check, bank draft, US postal order or cashier's check.
Real Estate Taxes not paid by that date will have tax certificates sold on the proper-
ty. This will increase the amount due by at least ten percent (for costs and mini-
mum interest) or more depending on the interest rate bid and redemption date.
Tax certificates for the unpaid taxes are sold at a public auction via the internet to
replace budgeted, but uncollected, tax dollars for various governmental agencies in
the County.
Delinquent 2005 Tangible Personal Property Taxes must be paid by May 31, 2006,
to prevent tax warrants from being issued.
Warrants will be prepared starting June 1, 2006 and filed with the Clerk of the
Court in July. Interest and other costs will be added to the tax due.
Upon approval of the warrants in court, the property may be seized and sold.

REMEMBER, PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE TAX COLLECTOR NO
LATER THAN 5:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2006 TO PREVENT ISSUANCE
OF A TAX SALE CERTIFICATE OR TAX WARRANT. THE POSTMARK DATE
DOES NOT SERVE AS PAYMENT DATE FOR DELINQUENT TAXES.


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Now enrolling Pre-K for Aug. 2006


Over $40,000 of financial assistance available for K-6.

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Submitted to INI
HRMC staff raises money
Hospital employees let their stomachs control their pocket-
books, as they claimed barbequed ribs at Hendry Regional
Medical Center last week. George Thall, Patient Financial Ser-
vices Director, coordinated fund raising with a barbeque rib
sale to benefit the Hospital Foundation. A check for $1,000
was presented to Robbie Castellanos, Foundation Chairman
and Glenda Wilson, Foundation Executive Director. Founda-
tion board members extend special thanks to the hospital
employees who contributed! The Foundation will continue to
support the hospital with fund-raising events assisted by phil-
anthropic support to enhance healthcare in Hendry County.


CLEWISTON Former Unit-
ed States Attorney General Janet
Reno will be the keynote speak-
er at a joint Democratic Execu-
tive Committee Jefferson Jack-
son dinner in Clewiston on
Friday, June 9, 2006. The Hendry
County and Glades County
Democratic Executive Commit-
tees have joined together to
bring Ms. Reno to the area.
"The upcoming election is
very important to the Florida
Democrats. Janet Reno will
deliver a positive message and
help unite the party. Although
we are small counties, if we
work together, we can see a
large Democratic victory in our
local and state races" states Ellen
Hawk Geake, chairman of the
Glades County Democratic Exec-
utive Committee. "Janet Reno
has always worked hard to help
the Democratic Party in Florida,
and we are very fortunate she
has agreed to come to Hendry


County."
Popular State Senator Dave
Aronberg will be the master of
ceremonies. Senator Aronberg is
also chairman of the Florida
Mainstream Democrats, dedicat-
ed to helping the State Democra-
tic Executive Committees work
toward the mutual goal of a 2006
victory.
The dinner will be held on Fri-
day, June 9, 2006 at the John Boy
Auditorium in Clewiston. Social
hour starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets
at $35.00 each are still available
from any Hendry or Glades DEC
member or by sending a check
to the Hendry/Glades DEC, PO
Box 1015, Moore Haven, FL
33471, or contacting Ellen Hawk
Geake, Glades County chair at
(863) 983-2922, or Grenville
Williams, Hendry County chair
at (863) 983-2960. Advertising
space in the dinner journal is
also available.


Leaders prepare for 'Pioneer Class'


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Leadership Hendry and
Glades Counties is a new and
exciting leadership program
designed to 'prepare potential
leaders to meet the challenges
facing Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties and to provide current lead-
ers an exciting learning opportu-
nity.
Participants will explore criti-
cal issues and discover priceless
resources through a series of
seminars and related activities.
Interaction with key decision
makers, experts, community
leaders and representatives.to
local government assists partici-
pants to better understand the
forces that impact their busi-
ness, community, and daily lives.
Leadership Hendry and
Glades Counties believes the
cooperative effort of well-
informed citizens is the key to
preserving and enhancing the
quality of life that Hendry and
Glades County residents enjoy.
The Leadership Program is


designed to be interactive in a
seminar format. Issues will be
presented in an open in-depth
manner. The program does not
advocate any one viewpoint but
will strive to provide all sides of
the topic.
Beginning in October 2006
with an orientation "kick-off"
dinner, the program will consist
of one day a month (excluding
December 2006) for six informa-
tive education days. A June
recognition and graduation din-
ner will conclude the first "Pio-
neer Class" leadership event.
Participants in the program
will learn topics in areas such as
judicial, business and agri-busi-
ness, growth management,
health and education, civic and
cultural, and water and environ-
ment issues to gain deeper
insight into the special problems
and assets facing our counties.
If you are willing to commit to
serve the community, participate
in community activities, or have


an interest in being a key volun-
teer or community leader, then
you may be a candidate for the
"Pioneer Class."
In addition to participants for
the class, Leadership Hendry
and Glades Counties is seeking
sponsorships for this program.
Levels include Platinum for
$5,000, Gold at $2,500, Silver is
$1,000, and a Bronze sponsor-
ship is $500. Platinum, Gold, and
Silver enable the sponsor to
include one person to partici-
pate in the "Pioneer Class."
Sponsors also receive recogni-
tion in all material advertising
the program and throughout the
series of classes. Bronze mem-
bers are also identified on mate-
rial promoting the program.
To receive more information
on sponsorships, contact
Hendry County Economic Devel-
opment Council by calling,
(863)675-6007. A steering com-
mittee member may also notify
businesses and groups regarding


sponsorship. Already on board
are Lykes Bros and Alico with
Gold Sponsorships and Southern
Gardens at the Silver level.
Space is limited with only 20
participants to be selected by
committee through application
for the first ever Leadership Pro-
gram in Hendry and Glades
Counties. Tuition to participate
in the "Pioneer Class" is $500.
Scholarships are available for
half at $250 to those who prove
need. To be considered for the
"Pioneer Class" applicants may
pick-up and submit a completed
application to the Hendry Coun-
ty Economic Development
Council Office in LaBelle, 125 E.
Hickpochee Ave. (Chamber of
Commerce Building), or call
(863)675-6007 to obtain-an
application form to be mailed to
you. Deadline for application
submission is Aug. 31, 2006.
Once accepted tuition is due. A
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We would like our readers and the community to

know that we have a new office located in
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You can also contact us by:

Phone: Clewiston News: 863-983-9148
Glades County Democrat: 1 800-282-LAKE (8586)
The Sun: 1-800-282-LAKE (8586)

Fax: 863-983-7537

Editorial Email Addresses:
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Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at7:00 PM
Location:
John Boy Auditorium
1200 SWC Owen Avenue
Clewiston, Florida

The purpose of this public workshop as part of the Lake
Okeechobee Regulation Schedule Study (LORSS) is to present
preliminary performance measures and Lake regulation
alternatives currently under consideration. All interested
individuals, groups and agencies are invited to attend and will be
given an opportunity to comment and ask questions.

The proposed environmental report, known as the Draft
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS), will
analyze reasonable alternatives to the Water Supply and
Environment (WSE) regulation schedule currently used to regulate
lake levels and discharges from the Lake. This study will only be
consider operational changes to the current water management
system. This study will not include structural modifications.

Comments may be submitted to U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Attn: Pete Milam, Project Manager, 701 San Marco
Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32207 or by email to
publicmail.cesaj-cc@saj02.usace.army.mil

Assistance for individuals with special needs, including translations,
is available by calling (561) 683-1577 x24 at least 2 days prior to
this event.

Visit the Corps website at www.saj.usace.army.mil and click
on the Lake Okeechobee link to view more information regarding
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Thursday, May 25, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee EDUCATION 11


School Happenings


Pahokee High is


now IB-certified Cni inksWInl c
O Community Links. Individual Voices.


Batman and Spiderman Bounce Houses are part of the fun
during Lakeside Academy's Field Day 2006.


KEC/Canal
Point Elementary
SKathryn E. Cunningham/Canal
Point Elementary will hold a SUM-
MER BLAST OFF FUN DAY on
Tuesday, May 30. There will be
waterslides, games, food and fun!
Tickets are on sale now 4 for $1.
If you would like to volunteer,
please contact Mrs. Angram at 924-
6460.
Early Registration will take
place this week, 8:30-10:30. New
and returning students may regis-
ter at this time. In order to register
your student, you must have: 1)
birth certificate, 2) updated shot
records, 3) updated physical, and
4) proof of residency
Dates to note:
May 30 SUMMER BLAST OFF
May 31 AWARDS CEREMONY/
Report cards go home (K-5) LAST
DAY OF SCHOOL
Lakeside Academy
Honor Roll
The following Lakeside Acade-
my students made the Honor Roll
during 2005-2006:
Kindergarten: Ke'Andra
Roundtree, Yolisha Siverain,
O'Lyrics Wint, Stephanie Roman,
Emily De La Cruz, Demetrius Mar-
tin, Zachary Wiseman, Charles
Charlestin, Ackeem Shaw.
1st. Grade: Jacquandra Robin-
son.
2nd. Grade: Elicia Crawford,
Aaron Pittman, Johntavis Richard,
Mar'kevious Richard, Yasmin De
LaCruz
3rd. Grade: Emmanuel Morgan
4th. Grade: Kentaja Thomas,
Damien Lincoln, Miracle Acosta,
Rick Nonombre.
5th. Grade: Chandra Sampson,
RotisshaAllen
6th. Grade: Kentoria Thomas,
Sharinah Haslem, Freddie James,
Ronshae Graham.
Congratulations to these stu-
dents who have excelled during
this school year. Special recogni-
tion must be given to our 6th
Graders who have all been at Lake-
side Academy since Kindergarten.
Glade View
Elementary
Principal's Awards Ceremony
On Tuesday evening May 18,.
Glade View Elementary School
held theirSpotlight on High Achiev-
ers Awards Ceremony. Mrs. Bled-
soe and Mrs. Lewis presided over
the program. Glade View was
especially happy to have City Man-
ager Houston Tate and City Com-
missioner Mary Kendall assisting
with the awards presentations.
Each teacher presented an award
for high achievement in Reading
and Mathematics. Mrs. Evans and
Mrs. Dowers presented 60 awards
for excellence on the FCAT Writing
Assessment. The Glade View Cho-
rus performed several selections
led by music teacher, Mr. Jude Gef-
frard. The school presented the top
scholars for 5th grade and they are:
Rose Amilcar, Antwan Washington
and Shameka Dort. Acknowledge-
ments and Closing Remarks were
presented by Principal Evans.
Top 100 Schools intheState
Glade View Elementary School
is proud to be recognized as one of
the top 100 schools in the State of


Florida. This recognition is for the
schools that had the highest
increase in the percent of students
scoring 3.5 and above on the 2006
FCAT Writing+ over the previous
year. Governor Bush and Educa-
tion Commissioner Winn sent a
letter to Principal Evans and the
Glade View Staff to commend
them for setting high standards and
providing students the support they
need to exceed expectations.
Pahokee
Elementary School
Yearbook sale
Pahokee Elementary School's
2005-2006 Yearbooks are on sale
now. The cost of the yearbook is
$21. We have a limited number of
books ordered, so we are asking
each family who is interested in
purchasing a yearbook to do so
quickly. If you have any questions,
please contact Mrs. Ferguson or
Mrs. Harper.
Meet and greet
Thursday, May 25, has been
designated for former students of
Mrs. Bettye Lawson from Okee-
chobee Elementary, Belle Glade
Elementary or Pahokee Elemen-
tary Schools to stop by PES to visit
and wish her well on her retire-
ment. She'll be in the media center
from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Mrs.
Lawson has dedicated her life to
educating the youth in the Glades
area since 1966. She has spent the
past 21 years at Pahokee Elemen-
tary. Her retirement celebration
will be held on Friday, June 2
beginning at 6 p.m. at the Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center. Tickets
are $40 per person, but you must
confirm before Saturday, May 27.
For more information, please con-
tact Dorothy Rhodes 996-3721, Car-
olyn Mawali 793-9840,
Robbie Everett 924-6503 or
Lavoise Smith 924-6260.
Dress Code for 2006-2007
SchoolYear
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.
Should you have any questions or
concerns, please contact Mrs. Law-
son at 561-924-6466.
Upcoming Events
May 26: 6th Grade Promotional
Exercise, 9a.m.
May 26: Kindergarten & 1st
Grade Awards Program, 11 a.m.
May 26: 2nd & 3rd Grade
Awards Program, noon.
May 26: 4th & 5th Grade Awards
Program, 1 p.m.
May30: FCAT Incentive Trip.


PAHOKEE The students,
teachers and staff at Pahokee
Middle/Senior High School are
proud to announce that the
International Baccalaureate
Organization in Geneva, Switzer-
land has authorized their school
to offer the full International
Baccalaureate Middle Years Pro-
gram (IBMYP). They are now
Middle Years IB and High School
IB!
Since the program's incep-
tion in 2002, the Pahokee faculty,
and staff have been committed
to build an academically elite
program that empowers each
individual to success. And now
this challenging, innovative pro-
gram has earned its official seal
of approval to commence teach-
ing the full program on August 1,
2006.
The IBMYP provides a frame-
work of academic challenge and
life skills appropriate to this state


of adolescence. The program
offers a holistic educational
approach that emphasizes criti-
cal thinking skills, global citizen-
ship, and intercultural aware-
ness as well as traditional school
subjects. Eight academic sub-
jects are required each year
(Language Arts, Mathematics,
Science, Social Studies, Fine
Arts, Foreign Language, Tech-
nology and Physical Education)
and are taught through five
themes called Areas of Interac-
tion. The Areas of Interaction
are: 1) Approaches to Learning,
2) Community Service, 3)
Health and Social Education, 4)
Environment, and 5) Homo
Faber (Man the Maker).
All communities are invited
to inquire about this extraordi-
nary learning environment. For
more information please con-
tact Mr. Reed Bain, Principal at
561-924-6400.


I've heard all the rumors, how fees will rise,
accounts will change and the phone will no
longer be answered by a person. Nothing could
be further from the truth. The integration of Big
Lake National Bank and Seacoast National Bank
will be completed on June 5, and is a "win-win"
for Big Lake National Bank customers.
The same employees will be servicing you,
service charges will not change and loan
decisions will still be made locally.
The merger with Seacoast will only
enhance our customers' banking experience.
New services will include free online banking
and bill pay, and a Telephone Banking Center
with extended weekday and Saturday hours
where customers can call and speak with a live
banking representative. Cash management,
marine financing, investment products, trust
and estate planning and annuities are
additional services that will be available to
you. We will have an expanded network with
41 Florida offices for greater convenience. The
automated MoneyPhone, formally known as
BLISS, will also be available 24/7.
Seacoast National Bank is known for
providing big bank services with small bank
attention, which means they are able to provide
a larger variety of financial services often
offered by the large mega-banks, with the
personal service associated with smaller
community banks. It's truly the best of both
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Seacoast National Bank has a long history of
supporting community events and employee
involvement with charities. Just -as you've
always been able to find Big Lake National
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community functions.
Customers will see that. only positive
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Demo on newer Stormwater designs


FORT MYERS The South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict will present the Innovative
Stormwater Designs Workshop
Wednesday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. at Florida Gulf Coast
University.
The workshop will provide
engineers, agency/regulatory per-
sonnel, landscape architects,
planners, owners/developers,
governmental code enforcers and
consultants with practical infor-
mation on applying low impact
development design concepts on
land development projects.
"Renowned water quality
experts will demonstrate how to
lead the way into tomorrow with
low impact development while
sharing community strategies
designed to support a more sus-
tainable future," said Carla
Palmer, P.E., director of SFWMD's
stormwater management divi-
sion, and the workshop's organiz-
er. "This workshop will be filled
with information and examples to
give attendees the knowledge
they will need to develop more
effective stormwater manage-
ment plans."
Along with Palmer, speakers
include Eric Livingston, bureau
chief for the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection;
Gary Goforth, Ph.D., P.E., Gary
Goforth Inc.; Alice Rankeillor,
P.E., City of Gainesville; Ricardo
Valera, P.E., Gulfshqre Engineer-


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relief in surrounding neighborhoods within the Gordon River Watershed, while helping to
improve water quality in Naples Bay. The park consists of a 50-acre natural water quality
treatment facility that functions as a natural filtration system similar to the Everglades, and
is based on interconnected ponds, marshes and wetlands that remove excess nutrients from
the water. The park will combine the treatment system with trails, boardwalks, habitat, fish-
ing piers, educational facilities, and extensive landscape and aquascape, within a passive
park setting.


ing Inc.; and Martin Wanielista,
Ph.D., P.E., University of Central
Florida's Stormwater Manage-
ment Academy.
Cost to attend the session is
$25 per person if registered by


May 31 or $30 June 1 and after.
Early registration is advised as
seating is limited. Sponsorships
and exhibit opportunities are
available. Four Professional
Development Hours will be


awarded to Florida professional
engineers.
For more information or to
register, contact Sharon Arnold at
(239) 277-6295 or sarnold@grav-
inasmith.com.


Clewiston library to hold summer reading


"Book Feast," the Clewiston
Library Summer Reading Pro-
gram, will kick off on Tuesday,
June 6, at 12:30 p.m. (after
lunch) at the Montura Club-
house. There will be a story time
and also games and prizes for
the participants. There will be a
program once a week on Tues-
days at 12:30 p.m. in June.


The kick off at the dlewiston
Library will be at 2 p.m. on Thurs-
day, June 8. Featured wilPbe pup-
pets doing a show on hurricanes
and disaster preparedness by Pro-
ject Hope. There will be a program
at the Clewiston Library on Tues-
days for ages 5-7 and Thursdays at
10a.m. for ages 8-11 until July 20.
Books will be given away each


week in a drawing at the library.
Some of the programs include:
"Grow It! Sprout a plant," "Curious
George the Monkey," "Book
Feast," "Japanese Tea Ceremony,"
featuring the We the People book-
shelf grant book, "Grandfather's
Journey," "Chicken Pizza at the
library," "Dinosaur Park," "Stars
and Stories," and "Alien Landing."


There will be suncatcher stain-
ing, puppet making, plaster of
paris painting, hand tattoos and
other fun crafts!
The Teen Summer Reading Pro-
gram "On the Edge" for teens from
ages 13-17will kick off on July 10at
10 a.m. Guest speaker, Joe White-
head will speak on sports and his
days as a sportscaster.


Florida farmers pay fair wages for labor


GAINESVILLE, FLA. Florida
Farm Bureau is concerned that
the current public focus on
immigration and immigration
reform may lack accurate infor-
Smation about farming and farm
worker pay.
"There appears to be a per-
, ception that agricultural produc-
ers are paying less than minimum
:" wage to foreign workers," said
Kevin Morgan, FFBF director of
agricultural policy. "In fact, the


average wage paid to farm work-
ers by Florida growers is far high-
er than the state or federal mini-
mum wage."
Florida farm workers are paid,
on average, more than $9 an
hour, according to farm labor sta-
tistics from the United States
Department of Agriculture.
These statistics show that,
contrary tb popular notions, farm
workers are being paid a fair
.wage. Field harvesters are paid at


least the state minimum wage of
$6.40, which is above the federal
minimum wage of $5.15. The
average pay of all hired workers
was $9.49 an hour, while the
average pay for agricultural serv-
ices workers was $9.20 an hour.
As the state's largest general-
interest agricultural association,
FMoridaFPihi' Bi~ ri reciognizsii'
that a steady supply of workers is
essential to the production
process. This supply of workers


Conference offers global view on citrus health


LAKELAND, Fla. The Florida
Citrus Industry Annual Conference
Educational Session on June 8 in
Bonita Springs \\ill offer growers a
variety of perspectives on issues
affecting citrus health.
The session, titled "Citrus
Greening and Citrus Canker A
Global Perspective" will feature
representatives from the Florida cit-
rus industry as well as Brazil and
California. Juliano Avres, scientific
manager for Fundecitrus in Brazil
%will address the control of citrus
Scanker in Sao Paulo State. Mr.
Ayres. along with Alexandre
Tachibana, general manager of
Santa Maria Farm in Brazil will also
discuss citrus greening control.
Representatives from the University
of Florida Citrus Research and Edu-
Scation Center will talk to growers
about production practices that
Florida's growers can implement
to assure citrus health. The session
will conclude with a question and'
answer session featuring a panel of
growers from Brazil, California and
Florida.
The 2006 Florida Citrus Industry
Annual Conference will be held
June 7-10 at the Hyalt Regency


Coconut Point Resort & Spa in
Bonita Springs.
The Conference, which is spear-
headed by Florida Citrus Mutual's
Allied Committee, begins on June 7
with the 2006 Florida Citrus Mutual
Annual Board of Directors Business
Meeting, Past Presidents Reception
and Legislative Forum.
The Citrus Industry Dinier on
the evening of June 8 will feature
keynote speaker Luther
Beauchamp, a Silent and Live Auc-
tion and recognition of active lead-
ers in the citrus community.
Fishing and golf tournaments
and a family Luau Dinner will con-
clude the conference on June 9.
Additional conference :,.activities
include other citrus, association
Meetings, spouse and family actii-
ties and opportunities to interact


with fellow industry members and
elected officials.
For more information about
registration or sponsorship oppor-
tunities, please visit Mutual's web-
site at www.flcitrusmutual.com or
contact Heather Russo, Florida Cit-
rus Mutual's membership coordi-
nator, at (863)682-1111, ext.212 or.
heatherr@flcitrusmutual.com.
Florida Citrus Mutual, founded
in 1948, is the state's largest citrus
grower organization with more
than 10,000 members. The Florida
citrus industry provides a $9.1 bil-
lion annual economic impact to
the state and employs 90,000 peo-
ple. For more information, and
more news from Florida Citrus
Mutual, see the link at
http://www2.newszap.com/local.li
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practical guest worker program.


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Dr. Tehsin regrets to inform you that he is relocating, and
closing his practice in Clewiston, effective June 23, 2006.
All his patients are requested to contact his office
Phone # 983-9141
as soon as possible for appointments
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By Twila Valentine
Edited by MaryAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers
of Florida was privileged to have
on staff a superb writer and histo-
rian, Twila Valentine. Mrs. Valen-
tine wrote much about the histo-
ry of the people and places
around Lake Okeechobee and
about the lake itself. Together
with Okeechobee's Betty
Williamson, President of the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
she co-authored a book, now in
its second printing, "Strolling
down Country Roads in Okee-
chobee."
The following story comes
from an interview Mrs. Valentine
conducted with with Wade Walk-
er in 1988.
"Lakeport in 1926 was a small
community located some 11
miles north of Moore Haven.
When the hurricane hit, the gen-
Seral store, owned by J.L. Beck,
with 19 people in its loft floated a
mile and a half. When the roof
collapsed, Beck's wife, daughter,
two grandchildren and four other
people were lost," Mr. Walker
recalled.
"Although the whole north-
west side of Lake Okeechobee
was bounded by an endless
marsh, there was a long, narrow,
sandy and wooded ridge along
the shore, cut by the Harney Pond
Canal. This ridge populated by
commercial fishermen, was
known as Big Bare Beach. With
no levee to build up a head of
water, and the sparse population,
Sthe loss of life was small at Big
Bare Beach," he said.
It was in this area of the lake
Where Okeechobee native Wade
Walker experienced the storm. At
the time, the fishermen had no
Side they were in the middle of a
hurricane.
In that 1988 interview Wade,
who was a resident of the Okee-
chobee Health Care Facility at the
time, recalled his experiences
that day of Sept. 18, 1926.
"I was fishing over this side of
Moore Haven at what they called
Istopoga Canal then. It has anoth-
er name now, the Harney Pond.
We were fishing out on the lake
about four or five miles out on
the lake. That morning we got up
and got ready to fish. I ate one
piece of egg and the boat began
to drift. The houseboat had those
big,-old wooden anchbrs. They
tied the houseboats with them.
You got what they called the


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anchor ropes that come up to the
posts in the inside at the corners.
We had about three big ropes
and it began to drag. So we went
over the side and began to ride
the anchors to help hold it down
until the anchors caught. It finally
did get caught. Then it got so
rough, we couldn't get overboard
to ride the anchors anymore," he
said.
"We stayed and roughed it
out. The fishing boats were tied
up to the anchors behind and a
long boat that we used to haul
the fish was tied up in front of the
houseboat, which was a barge.
We went to take care of it (the
long boat) and we finally got it


loose and it broke a hole in the
end of the houseboat where you
could knock a barrel through it.
About the time it broke loose,
here come a big, high wave. I
imagine the waves were 15 to 20
feet high. I really don't know just
how high they were, but they
were plenty high. We went back
to the other boats that was tied
behind and another couple of
waves came up and they broke
loose and there we all sat on that
houseboat with a hole in the end
of it, and the water just a coming'
in. We finally decided we'd have
to cut the hole larger and put a
tub in it. We cut the hole and fit
the tub in to stop the water
coming' in.
"We saw we were going to
have to cut the anchor ropes and
just let it drift. We didn't know
where we were going from there.
We cut the anchor ropes at each
of the corner posts at the same
time so it wouldn't turn sideways
if it had, it would have tipped over
and there's no telling what would
have happened. We did have
sense of mind enough to cut
them both at the same time.


When we cut them ropes, it
seemed like that thing just picked
up and sailed. We had one
anchor left and I crawled around
and tied it on, so I could straight-
en the boat so the hold would be
in front of us and not behind. No
telling how far we went before I
got the chance to throw that
anchor over. We drifted that night
and we drifted right up to another
houseboat that was anchored
pretty close to where we was.
They had just let theirs drag right
along and it went way back up in
the marsh. That night, we drifted
right up to the side of them.
"All day long, we'd been fight-
ing that storm and it was pretty
rough. We decided to get some-
thing to eat. We hadn't eaten all
day. We tried that, but we didn't
want much. I decided I didn't
want anything to eat and I crawled
up on one of those little bunks we
had there and I went to sleep.
"Next morning, we didn't real-
ize what we'd been through. We
went back in there (the marsh) to
get the big run boat because it
had the fish in it and the ice. It
was way back up in the marsh,


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brute strength and endurance; sometimes more than you thought you were going to need,
as Wade Walker tells.


Earth Talk


From the Editors of E/The
Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: How could
there ever be a "water scarcity?"
Isn't water the most plentiful
thing on Earth?
Answer: Ocean water may
cover more than 70 percent of
the Earth's surface, but thirsty
humans rely on finite supplies of
freshwater to stay alive. And with
exploding human population
growth, especially in poor coun-
tries, these finite supplies get
quickly spoken for. Further, in
places without proper sanita-
tion, water can become tainted
with any number of diseases and
parasites.
According to the World Bank,
as many as two billion people
lack adequate sanitation facili-
ties to protect them from water-
borne disease, while a billion
lack access to clean water alto-
gether. According to the United
Nations, which has declared
2005-2015 the "Water for Life"
decade, 95 percent of the
world's cities still dunip raw
sewage into their water supplies.
Thus it should come as no sur-


prise to know that 80 percent of
all the health maladies in devel-
oping countries can be traced
back to unsanitary water.
Sandra Postel, author of the
1998 book, Last Oasis: Facing
Water Scarcity, predicts big
water availability problems as
populations of so-called "water-
stressed" countries jump per-
haps six fold over the next 30
years. "It raises tons of issues
about water and agriculture,
growing enough food, providing
for all the material needs that
people demand as incomes
increase, and providing drinking
water," says Ms. Postel.
Developed countries aren't
immune to freshwater problems
either. Researchers found a six-
fold increase in water use for
only a two-fold increase in popu-
lation size in the United States
since 1900. Such a trend reflects
the connection between higher
living standards and increased
water usage, and underscores
the need for more sustainable
management and use of water
supplies even in more developed
societies.
With world population


expected to pass nine billion by
mid-century, solutions to water
scarcity problems are not going
to come easy. Some have sug-
gested that technology-such as
large-scale saltwater desalina-
tion plants-could generate
more freshwater for the world to
use. But environmentalists argue
that depleting ocean water is no
answer and will only create
other big problems. In any case,
research and development into
improving desalination tech-
nologies is ongoing, especially in
Saudi Arabia, Israel and Japan.
And already an estimated 11,000
desalination plants exist in some
120 countries around the world.
Others believe that applying
market principles to water
would facilitate a more efficient
distribution of supply every-
where. Analysts at the Harvard
Middle East Water Project, for
example, advocate assigning a
monetary value to freshwater,
rather than considering it a free
natural commodity. They say
such an approach could help
mitigate the political and securi-
ty tensions caused by water
scarcity.


As individuals, we can all
reign in our own water use to
help conserve what is becoming
an ever more precious resource.
We can hold off on watering our
lawns in times of drought. And
when it does rain, we can gather
gutter water in barrels to feed
garden hoses and sprinklers. We
can turn off the faucet while we
brush our teeth or shave, and,
take shorter showers. As Sandra
Postel concludes, "Doing more
with less is the first and easiest
step along the path toward water
security."
CONTACT: United Nations
Water For Life Decade,
www.un.org/waterfor-
lifedecade.
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/earth-
talk/thisweek/, or e-mail: earth-
talk@emagazine.com. Read
past columns at:
www.emagazine.com/earth-
talk/archives.php.


even further back. We used one
of their boats (the other house-
boat) since we didn't have any
left and we turned it around front
and anchored it to make a trail to
get out. The only way we had
water was to take a shovel and
dip some of that ice and let it
melt. We made a channel back
there and dug it out to where we
could get the boat out. It took
quite a long while to do that.
"I reckon I am lucky to be


here. We still weren't thinking
and after a couple of days, a fel-
low came and told us about all
the damage that had been done
in different places. We were
about eight to ten miles anchored
this side (northeast) of Moore
Haven. When he come to us and
told us about all the people who
had drowned in Moore Haven, I
caught the first boat out. I said,
'You can stay here, but I am
going!" he said.


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pie," she said of the program. "I'm
not sure the issue of the homeless
mix would be acceptable."
Joe Glucksman, the person
behind the development from its
inception, has for the last several
years been discussing the project
with city officials. For about a year
now, Mr. Glucksman has made his
appeal to the state for permission
to locate his program at the site.
The facility aims to provide care
to economically disadvantaged
individuals ages 18 and older with-
out the ability to care for them-
selves. Staff supervises their med-
ications and helps them with
day-to-day tasks that would nor-
mally be done by family members.
The site of the proposed program is
1101 W Martin Luther King Blvd.,
the site of the old Lake Shore
School.
According to Mr. Glucksman,
the need for having the facility built
in the area is underscored by the
lack of programs in the Glades that
focus on caring for the elderly in the-
manner that his program intends to
do.
Mr. Glucksman has maintained
that his program will predominate-
ly serve a part of the Glades popula-
tion that currently has nowhere
else to go.
Describing them as persons
who may now be living with family
members, but without receiving
the adequate care they need, Mr.
Glucksman said they met the
requirements to be categorized as


"homeless" in the eyes of the pro-
gram.
"There is a lack of senior hous-
ing in the entire Glades area," Mr.
Glucksman said. "The focus of this
project has always been to serve
that population."
Residents living near the pro-
posed site of the facility previously
engaged in community meetings
about the plan, worried that the
program would negatively affect
the neighborhood that they have
worked hard to maintain through
the years. Following several meet-
ings with representatives of the
company, the residents eventually
agreed with the concept and
offered their support.
With the city on the verge of
accepting a slight change to the
concept in order for the program to
move forward with the state, resi-
dents have expressed concern with
language in the agreement regard-
ing sheltering homeless people at
the site. Residents said they had not
seen the mention of such language
previously, and urged commission-
ers to wait until community mem-
bers had input on the amended
plans.
"Before you vote, ask your-
selves," Myrtle Coulon-Raines, a
resident living in the neighborhood
asked commissioners, "Would I
want this facility in my neighbor-
hood?"
The commission voted to wait
uhtil Mr. Glucksman met with resi-
dents near the area before casting
their final vote on the matter. They
offered to meet in a special meeting
to ensure that Mr. Glucksman can
still meet his deadline.


School News In Brief


Register for free
summer camp
Harmony in the Streets a
mobile camping experience, is
sponsored by the Florida Sheriff's
Youth Ranches, Inc., and the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office.
This is an action packed, fun
filled five-day camp held through-
out Palm Beach County just for
kids, ages 6 to 12 years old. The
camp runs Monday through Fri-
day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., featur-
ing slip 'n slide, team sports, arts
and crafts, games, fun and posi-
tive interaction with law enforce-
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community all for FREE.
The camp is open to the first
sixty kids that register for camps.
various locations throughout
Palm Beach County from June 5
thru July 28.
Please visit www.pbso.org to
download an application.
The camp will be held from
June 12-16 at Rosenwald Elemen-
tary, and from June 19-23.at Okee-
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This project is funded by the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office.
Return applications to the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office, 3228 Gun Club Road, West
Palm Beach, Fl. 33406, Attention:
D/S Carol Verdigi, Crime Preven,
tion/Youth Services or E-Mail to:
verdigic@pbso.org; or, fax to:
(561) 688-4188.


Summer PreK
programs consolidated
The School District is consoli-
dating Summer Voluntary Pre-
kindergarten (VPK) sites due to
low enrollment and budget con-
straints. Enrollments for the free
summer program have been low
around the State and Palm Beach
County is no exception. Even with
the consolidations, the District will
continue to offer Summer VPK in
elementary school sites in various
locations around the county.
Schools that will offer Summer
VPK are: Calusa Elementary, CO
Taylor/Kirklane Elementary, Del-
ray Full Service Center, Diamond
View Elementary (full), Equestri-
an Trails Elementary (full), Grove
Park Elementary, Jupiter Elemen-
tary, Pahokee Elementary, 'Royal
Palm Beach Elementary, Starlight
Cove Elementary, West Riviera
Elementary, and Wynnebrook
Elementary.
Summer VPK will be offered
Jun. 6 Aug. 4, 8 a.m. 4 p.m.
Breakfast, lunch and a snack will
be provided. Enrollment is a two-
step process: Parents must first
obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibil-
ity from the Early Learning Coali-
tion, then: take that certificate to
their school of choice and regis-
ter. All children who will turn 5.on
or before September 1 will be
entering kindergarten in the fall
and did not attend VPK during the
school year are eligible for Sum-
merVPK.


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Duba said.
"We need to put this into per-
spective," Mr. Duba told the crowd
of people at a meeting in Belle
Glade where evacuation measures
were discussed last week. "Even in
extreme conditions, you wouldn't
get wet," promised the official. "It
would take an extreme act of God
for a hurricane to take the top of the
dike off."
Mr. Duba seemed to take the
position of Col. Robert Carpenter
who earlier this month criticized
the wording of the report, calling
specific terms used in it "sensation-
alism."
Mr. Duba, however, did not
want to make light of the evacua-
tion plans that are currently being
prepared. Responding to a citizen
who complained about the corps
not having maintained the dike in
working condition, Mr. Duba said,
"I want you to be concerned, I
don't want you to be frightened."
At the meeting in Belle Glade,
resident Julio Sanchez stood up to
give credit to the Corps for their role
in containing the lake behind the
earthen wall for close to three-
quarters of a century. An engineer
himself, he thanked them directly
for the lifestyle that the area enjoys;
But, taking a more serious'tone,
Mr. Sanchez urged the Corps and
other emergency managers to pro-
vide information that is credible, not
information that will cover them in


Audit

Continued From Page 1
rate of about eight per month and
expected to be completed with the
last of the 76 houses by June 30 of
this year.
Instead, the document states,
no houses have been completed
and only nine of them are currently
under construction. The second
phase of the Abidjan Estates proj-
ect, consisting of multi-family
homes, was also scheduled to
begin in August, with all structures
complete by June 30, and that also
has yet to happen, the documents
explain.
To get to the source of the prob-
lem, the city manager requested
permission from the commission
to review the developer's books
and records.
At the city commission meeting
May 15, the city attorney sought
clarification on how deeply into the
financial and management affairs
of the company the city wanted to
conduct that inspection. The city
had two major options: whether it
wanted to conduct a comprehen-
sive look at the books, or if it simply
wished to trace its own portion of
the funding to the project.
When the company first intro-
duced the concept of the multi-mil-
lion dollar affordable housing proj-
ect, the city of Belle Glade
approved a loan for $250,000 to
We Help. Other agencies assisting
the company included Palm Beach
County, which put up $600,000,
and the Florida Housing Finance
Corp., which provided another
$500,000 to the project. We Help
also partnered with various banks


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A crowd of residents listened to emergency planners dis-
cussing early details of an evacuation plan.


the event of the unthinkable.
The tone of the concerned local
seemed to draw to the forefront the
criticism that FEMA and other
emergency agencies weathered
after Hurricane Katrina, when
blame was placed on the agencies
for failures in the emergency plans.
Mr. Sanchez hoped that the
decision to plan mass evacuations
are madd "based on sound engi-
neering" and are not made "to
cover their butts."
"I'm going to rely on the profes-
sionals," Mr. Sanchez said.
The question becomes, are
planners now being too careful?
According to emergency offi-
cials with the county, the Palm
Beach County Board of Commis-
sioners already has said that evacu-
ating the area up to three days in


and other agencies to round off the
funding necessary to begin con-
struction of the project. Staff had
previously contacted the county
asking whether it wanted to seek
an inspection on its portion, and
the county turned down the offer.
The motion was passed by the
commission to inspect the books
earlier this year, but the attorney
was not clear on the extent.
'Are we going left or are we
going right?" he asked the commis-
sion.
While the initial topic of discus-
sion was to be We Help's failure to
pay permit fees associated with its
construction plan, We Help settled
the issue before the start of the
meeting last Monday.
We Help responded to a letter
from the city requesting payment
of the fees by saying it had an
agreement with the city manager
that permit fees were not to be paid
until the certificate of occupancy
were issued as the homes were
built. ,
City' Attorney Glen Torcivia
points out that the agreement,
assuming it were true, "has no
legal force or effect, is contrary to
the city's ordinance and is contrary
Ito he conditions :of, approval set


advance of a storm is an impracti-
cal thing to do. The community
should not have to flee whenever
news of a storm rolling out in the
ocean is made available.
With evacuation plans on the
coast standard, emergency plan-
ners are saying it always pays to
be prepared. At the rhoment, sev-
eral agencies are involved in
drawing up an evacuation plan,
the draft of which will be made
available June 1.
The plan centers around help-
ing many of the area's residents
escape danger through the use of a
mass transportation evacuation
plan. At the moment, the South
Florida Fairgrounds is being consid-
ered as a site where those residents
can be sheltered temporarily, and
planners are studying the feasibility


forth in We Help's development
permit." We Help, however,
stepped forward to pay the permit
fees to clear the issue and allow the
project to continue.
The city also later discovered
that there was an unauthorized
water hook-up being used at the
site. After the discovery was made,
the company offered to pay the city
for any water that was used in that
fashion and both parties agreed the
matter was settled.
Dr. Dorothy Walker, the execu-
tive director of We Help, was visibly
upset at the meeting that the city
would choose to go forward with
any type of investigation into the
company. She said the city should
instead re-direct its focus on help-
ing to move the project ahead by
working togetherwith We Help.
"You had people come in to the
city, they were going to build hous-
es, they failed," said Dr. Walker, in
reference to similar projects
throughout the city that never
materialized. "Let us not tarnish
the image If an organization that
has done well," she said. Dr. Walk-
er referenced several of the com-
missioners coming onto the prop-
erty to inspect the work an act of
i espassing


of a phased evacuation one that
targets the residents facing the
most danger, those living in lower
elevation zones, and spreading to
others afterward.
"Every agency has a profound
urgency on this issue," said one of
the speakers.
The compendium of issues that
comes with planning for tens of
thousands of people simultaneous-
ly with a short two-week deadline
looming was either not present or
not showing during last week's
meeting in front of a packed city
hall chamber in Belle Glade.
Officials answered questions
about transportation for the sick
and elderly, possible meeting
places for evacuees and even com-
mented on the fact that animals
will be cared for in the event of a
disaster.
Charles Tear, director of Palm
Beach County's Emergency Man-
agement Division, though, urged
residents to prepare themselves.
The county is engaged in the emer-
gency planning, but it is up to resi-
dents to also get ready, he said. "I
hate to say it, it sounds bad, but if
you're waiting for me to save you,
you're in trouble," he said.
Mr. Duba cut his comments
short to keep from undermining
the intent of the meeting, which
was to get residents informed on
where evacuation plans are at the
moment.
Asked whether he would sleep
easy if his home were located
across the dike when it breached,
Mr. Duba answered, "Yes."


Other representatives of the
community also stepped forward
to defend the company.
Referring to Commissioner
Shelly Miller visiting the site a
charge that Ms. Miller vehemently
denied, saying she was allowed to
be in the property Linda Johnson
criticized the action. "Commiission-
ers are policy-makers, not investi-
gators," she said.
Shirley Walker-Turner, who
serves on We Help's board, also
chastised the commission. "I'm
really embarrassed at all of the
things that have happened," she
said. "What you're doing is throw-
ing rocks. I have some real con-
cerns about this."
Commissioner Miller said she
visited the property on a fact-find-
ing mission. While there, she
found numerous issues that are
potentially hazardous. Of the water
tap issue, she said, "I don't think
that's an easN mistake to make."
After listening to the comments,
the commission voted to limit the
inspection to its own portion of the
finances.
City staff is expected to report its
findings at a future meeting.


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Sanchez and Tim Sims, both of Belle Glade.


Nick Sanchez, who played in Stanford's annual Cardinal and
White Spring Game in Palo Alto, Calif., signed autographs for
youngsters.


Tim Sims signed autographs for youngsters who participated
in a football clinic conducted by Stanford football players.


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defense in Stanford's annual Car-
dinal and White Spring Game
held recently in Palo Alto, Califor-
nia. Former Glades Day offensive
and defensive standout Sanchez
earned a starting job at corner-
back last Spring opposite senior
TJ Rushing (who was selected in
April's draft by the Indianapolis
Colts) and former Glades Central
star wide receiver Sims played as
the third corner in Stanford's 2005
defense. The two corners also
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look forward bringing "BG" foot-
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Following the annual spring
game, Stanford football players
conducted a football clinic for
young fans. Sanchez and Sims
participated in the clinic, leading
drills and signing autographs for
the kids.
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ers hit the books while complet-
ing their junior year at Stanford.
Sanchez is majoring in Communi-
cations and Sims in Political Sci-
ence.


Football Schedule
2006
Sept. 2: at Oregon
Sept. 9: at San Jose State
Sept. 16 Navy
Sept. 23: Washington State
Sept. 30: at UCLA
Oct. 7: at Notre Dame
Oct. 14: Arizona
Oct. 21: at Arizona State
Nov. 4: USC
Nov. 11: at Washington
Nov. 18: Oregon State
Dec. 2: at California


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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
mornings and ages 9 to 15 in the
afternoons.
Space is limited. Please call
Glades Day School for details at
(561) 996-6769.
Clewiston Cougars
registration open
CLEWISTON -- The Clewis-
ton Cougars registration will be
be held Saturday, May 20 from
noon to 2 p.m. in the Clewiston
Cougars Locker Room. Registra-
tion fee for the first 100 Partici-


pants to register is $65. Regular
Registration fee is $75. Fees are
due at time of registration, and
are not refundable. Also due at
time of registration is a Copy of
your child's Birth Certificate 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 this items are
asked please bring them.
For more information, log on
to the Cougars website at:
www.leaguelineup.com/clewis-
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will hold the Gold Division Open
Tournament on Sunday May 21
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entry is only $100.00
Both weigh-ins will be Held
At Roland and Maryann Martin's
Marina at 3 p.m. on Saturday
and Sunday May 20 and 21.
For More Information Contact
Chris Fickey at 941-232-9539 or
visit the official BASS BUSTERS
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CLEWISTON The city of
Clewiston Recreation Depart-
ment is hiring Red Cross Certi-
fied lifeguards for the 2006 sum-
mer term. Starting pay is $9 per
hour. Applications are available
at Clewiston City Hall.


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PAHOKEE The Pahokee
Beacon Center invites communi-
ty-minded people from all back-
grounds to participate in a
monthly food distribution net-
work (SHARE) that has a greater
social impact than they will ever
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Doc Savvy's Pet Corner


Question: Dear Doc Savvy.
Now that hurricane season is
right around the corner, what
can we prepare for our pets?
Thanks, Susan in West Palm
Beach.
Answer: Hey Susan, that's a
very important question! I rec-
ommend a couple of different
things to keep in your pet's emer-
gency or hurricane kit.
1. Current medical and vacci-
nation records. All of your veteri-
narian's contact information.
2. Any specific medication,
allergy, feeding care and require-
ments;
3. ID information, tattoo,
micro-chip information;


4. Emergency contact infor-
mation. If you have a specific
request for the care of your pet in
the event of
your passing,
including a
copy of your
requests is a
good idea too;
5. Feeding
dishes, leash,
collar, harness,
tags, blankets,
towels, pee Doc
pads, heart- Savvy
worm and flea
medications, other special needs
information and medication;
6. Stock up on pet can goods,


and include your pets for your
bottled water reserves. One gal-
lon per day per large dog, one-
quarter to one-quarter gallon per
day for smaller ones;
7. Baby wipes! I can't say
enough about them. They are
great for wiping up, cleaning up,
and just about any emergency;
8. Toys and fun things to keep
your pet entertained;
9. Sedatives! Especially if your
pet has anxiety with storms; and,
10. A kennel. Make sure you
have a safe and comfortable ken-
nel for your pet in the event you
need to house them temporarily.
In general, this is a very well
equipped emergency kit for your


pet. There are always special
individual requirements to con-
sider. Having a second choice
place to house your pet in the
event you need to go to a shelter
is a great idea too. Have a baby
sitting agreement with a close
friend or relative that you trust
with your pet in case of emer-
gency.
Hope you find my recommen-
dations informative Susan. Take
care, Doc Savvy.
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_DocSavy@aol.com
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Have you seen 'The Da Vinci Code?'


Some are in the world but not of it


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A spectacular murder in the
Louvre Museum. A covert reli-
gious organization. And a secret
that will
change the
world. The Da
Vinci Code. .
On May
18th, the
movie version .
opened in the- .
aters across r
the country. 8 .
There are a John
number of Hicks
church groups
that have concern over the
movie and have called for a boy-
cott. I choose a different
approach. I've gone to the histo-
ry books and the Scriptures and
various other resources to
research and share some of the
blurring lines between fact and
fiction.
People love mysteries and
especially conspiracies. In many
ways, "The Da Vinci Code" is the
ultimate conspiracy theory.
There are some of the kernels of
truth in "The Da Vinci Code,"
and kernels of truth are a prereq-
uisite for any successful conspir-
acy theory. But remember, it is
fiction. In a number of ways it is
interesting fiction, but often at
the sacrifice of facts.
One of the central parts of the
Da Vinci conspiracy is revealed
through the fictional expert,
British royal historian Sir Leigh
Teabing. Presented as a wise old
scholar, Teabing reveals to cryp-


tologist Sophie Neveu that at the
Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D.,
that the majority of bishops at
Nicaea overruled the common
belief that Jesus was a mortal
prophet and adopted the doc-
trine of Jesus' divinity by a "rela-
tively close vote."
It all starts with the death of a
curator who claimed he had evi-
dence that could disprove the
deity of Christ. In addition, there
was an assertion that Jesus and
Mary Magdalene had a secret
marriage that produced a child,
perpetuating his bloodline. Fur-
thermore, Mary Magdalene's
womb, carrying Jesus' offspring,
is presented as the legendary
Holy Grail, a secret closely held
by an organization called the Pri-
ory of Sion. Sir Isaac Newton,
Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and
Leonardo Da Vinci were all cited
as members.
Although the church tried for
centuries to suppress the evi-
dence, the story is that great
thinkers and artists have planted
clues everywhere: in the archi-
tecture of cathedrals and build-
ings, as well as paintings such as
the Mona Lisa and The Last Sup-
per by Leonardo Da Vinci. Thus
the title, "The Da Vinci Code.:
Again, interesting fiction, but
phony history.
The whole history of the Prio-
ry of Sion came from a hoax and
confidence scheme it was a
fake society that never existed.
Leonardo Da Vinci was never a
part of it, and therefore would
not have planted such secret


clues in his paintings. Oops!
Second, according to
Teabing, Jesus was not regarded
as God until the Council of
Nicaea in 325 A.D., when the
real records of Jesus were
allegedly banned and destroyed.
The divinity of Jesus and the
Bible we have today emerged
out of a fourth-century power-
play by the Emperor Constan-
tine? Get real!
In reality, from the first days
of the Christian church, Jesus
was regarded as far more than a
mere man, and most of his fol-
lowers worshiped him as Lord-
the Creator of the universe, and
over time had already adopted
many of the accepted books. By
the time of Nicea, church lead-
ers debated the legitimacy of
only a few books that we accept
today, chief among them
Hebrews and Revelation,
because their authorship
remained in doubt.
The vote on the deity of Jesus
was heavily debated, but the
decision was not close the
council concluded 318 to 2 that
Jesus and the Father were of the
same divine essence.
Bottom line, if you want to
explore a fictional conspiracy
theory about Jesus, then Dan
Brown's, "The Da Vinci Code,"
may be just the ticket for you.
But if you want to experience
the true accounts of Jesus Christ,
then Matthew, Mark, Luke, and
John will give you what the eye-
witnesses saw, heard, and
wrote.


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
There was a family member
in one of the families that I knew
who was always getting into
trouble. He I
always had a
story about
why people
were picking
on him or
how he was
"misunder-
stood" and life
wasn't fair.
He'd get in SamuelS.
trouble, then Thomas
feel justified in
acting out because people
"owed him" for his sufferings.
One of the relatives asked how
such an attitude could be
explained.
I suggested something that I
had seen in my experience over
the years with certain blind peo-
ple. I told them of a blind man
that I had known who lived at
home and made his way around
his house with no problem,
went to the kitchen and got him-
self a drink of water, smoked
and put his ashes in the ashtray
on'the table before him, reached
for the telephone and answered
it when someone called.
If you talked to him up close,
he wasn't quite looking you in
the eye, but it might not be
something that you felt was due
to some inability. He might have
seemed a bit clumsy, or having
problems with his coordination
sometime, but otherwise you'd


never know. In reality he lived in
a world of darkness; he lived in a
totally different world than the
rest of us.
His world would come crash-
ing down if you moved his table
or put the telephone some-
where else; and then it would be
apparent that something was
wrong. If things were not really
changed, though, he could
"pass" quite well in the world
where everyone else lived.
There are people who live in
such worlds today, even if they
pass quite well in the one where
most of us live. There are such
characters in the Bible; an
unjust judge who doesn't care
about God or man and the
widow who finally wears him
down (Luke 18:1ff). He is more
concerned about being nagged
and does what is right for anoth-
er reason than doing right. Even
going through the motions and
doing the right thing for the
widow doesn't really reflect
what was in his heart. He simply
doesn't live in the world where
doing right is primary.
There is a parable about an
unjust steward, a shrewd man-
ager who uses his master's
goods to provide for himself
security when he was accused
of wasting the things entrusted
to him (Luke 16:1ff). The para-
ble cautions us about the use of
worldly goods: "If you have not
been trustworthy in handling
worldly wealth, who will trust
you with true riches? (v. 11)"
The way the manager used
worldly goods revealed where
he lived, no matter what he


would have said or professed.
His messages, his dealings
wouldn't have "rung true" when
he professed to be a good citi-
zen or member of his faith com-
munity. His words would have
caused a doubt to spring up in a
corner of the mind and leave
people wondering in spite of his
"fitting in" or "being one of the
crowd."
Those with whom he dealt
detach themselves from their
true obligations and become co-
conspirators and opportunists in
spite of their "sound business"
sense. One of the great show-
men said "You can fool some of
the people some of the time, but
not all of the people all of the
time" and his adage doesn't
apply only to show business illu-
sions.
Those who may wish to live
in secret may find out they are
more out in the open than they
would have imagined. How
many times have I heard "We
knew all along!" and all of the
efforts and energies spent in
covering up could have been
devoted to walking a better
path?
People are loved for who
they are, with all of their faults
and shortcomings, and usually
those who love them know
about their inner worlds. That's
not permission to act out, to
take advantage of others, to mis-
use the gifts we have; it's the
realization that, in spite of our
limits, the image of God still can
shine through if we let it out in
the daylight and be true to our-
selves and others too.


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.
Friday Night Lights
CLEWISTON Evangel
Church Assembly of God Out-
reach Center is open from 7 until
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.
Vacation Bible
School planned
MOORE HAVEN The First
Baptist Church of Moore Haven
will have Vacation Bible School
the week of'June 5-9, Monday-
Friday, from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. All
children, from 3 years. old
through 6th grade, are invited to
come. Come join in an "Arctic
Edge" adventure
Chorus event
at church
CLEWISTON Greater
Friendship, Missionary Baptist
Church Male Chorus third
anniversary event will be held
Sunday, May 28 at 4 p.m. at the
Greater Friendship M.B. Church,
900 Della Tobias Ave., Clewiston
The program will feature
groups and choruses from
around the lake area that will be
entertaining crowds with music
and song. Dinner will be served.


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AUCTION Spectacular Home
with Mountain Vistas Cash-
iers, NC 6 bedrooms, 6-1/2
baths, 3 separate levels with
distinct living areas. Auction
June 16 at 5PM. Open
House: May 27, 28, June 10,
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Roanoke, VA
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31-June 1,2, 2006, Mont-
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which are 2006-2007 year),
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crawler loaders & tractors,
excavators, motor graders &
scrapers, backhoes, rubber
tired loaders, forklifts, paving
skidders, feller bunchers, log
loaders, farm tractors. J.M.
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tery in Frostproof. $600
(863)605-3831


BABYSITTER NEEDED, own
transportation and background
a must. (863)697-8299


PINTO GELDING- Grand-
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SW 6th Ave. near the Victory
Baptist Church. Reward
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PIT BULL- Female, spayed,
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Phillips Rd off of Rt. 80 since
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CASE MANAGER &
COUNSELOR POSITIONS
To working Hendry and Glades.
Bachelor degree required.
Experience with eldery helpful.
Salary 27-34k. If interested
and qualified, please call
Senior Connections @
863.675.1446
Exp'd Plumbers & Helpers
Needed, commercial/resi-
dential, full time starting Im-
mediately. Paid Holidays and
vacation. (561)996-1159


CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Has two Lifeguard
positions open
Both are part time
starting at $10.00 an hour.
Apply in person at
255 N. Hacienda,
Montura Ranch Clubhouse.
Wednesday-Sunday
10am- 5pm.
We are an equal opportunity
employer and a drug free
workplace


EVERGLADES FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION
Now accepting applications
for:
F/T LOAN INTERVIEWER
Must have excellent Com-
munication skills, previous
experience in Loans pre-
ferred, Proficient in Word
and Excel. Bi-Lingual a+.
May apply in person, or
Mail resume to 1099 W.
VenturaAve., Clewiston,
Fl 33440, Attn: Marta or
email resume to:
morales2(earthlink.net.

HEAD TELLER
NEEDED
Candidates must have
a minimum of 3 years
teller experience and
supervisory skills as
obtained from 1 year
of related supervisory
experience. Effective
communication skills
with customers and
employees is a must!
Excellent salary &
benefit package. Apply
in person:
Big Lake
National Bank
17 N. Lee Street
LaBelle
EOE/DFW/AA/HV
HELP WANTED
EXR ROOFER
In Metal Roofs Mandatory.
Please call (863)674-5775
INSURANCE SALES/
SERVICE REP
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license a plus. Barnie Walk-
er Agency, Belle Glade, FL.
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1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer
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LIFEGUARD
(On-Call, Pioneer Park, Belle Glade)
$11.37/hr. Skilled water safety work in
preventing accidents and injuries at a
County swimming pool. Helps with rou-
tine maintenance and may be required to
teach swimming lessons. Must be a mini-
mum of.16 years of age and must possess
the following valid certificates: American
Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Training/eq.;
ARC Standard First Aid/Community First
Aid/eq.; ARC/Heart Associateion CPR/eq.
(must attach copies of certs. to appl. or an
official letter indicating satisfactory com-
pletion of tests). Will be required to com-
plete the Nat. Pool and Waterpark
Lifeguard Training Course within 30 days
of hire (course is available at the Pool for
$116. per person). ARC Lifeguard License
is valid for the first 30 days of hire. Visit
www.pbcgov.com for job description and
employment appl. Submit for receipt by 5
pm 6/2/06 to: Jennifer Anglin, Aquatics
Programs Coordinator, Parks and Recra-
tion/Special Facilities and Beaches, 2700
6th Avenue S., Lake Worth, FL 33461.
Tel.: (561)966-6632; Fax: (561)966-7070
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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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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 payroll information.
High School dip./GED, Good typing &
computer skills. (MS Office) Good
interpersonal communication. Exp.
in clerical and customer service.
Fax resume to: 954-967-3477


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

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.
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
May11, 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 reactcalmly 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 Manager's Office
500 Avenue J
RO. Box1018
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


SLicensed

SPractical
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The Seminole Tribe of Florida has an
opening for an LPN at our Health
Clinic at our Big Cypress Reservation.
Provide ambulatory Nursing services,
Phone triage, Administer meds,
therapeutic treatments & diagnostic
testing. Assist'w/transport. Home
visits. Active FL LPN lic. required.
Current BLS certification.
Resume to:
galtman()semtribe.com
or fax to: (954)967-3477

Details at: www.semtribe.com


Driver Wanted!
We are looking for a minimum CDL
"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
employer contributions.
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Cage Cashier $9.50 per hour
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
Poker Dealer $28.00 avg. w/grats
Security Officer $10.00 per hour
Sous Chef $12.00 + D.O.E.
TAD Floor Clerk $21.00 avg. w/ grants
TAD Machine Technician $12.50 per hour

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Apply in person at: 506 S. 1st St., Immokalee, FL
Phone: 1-800-218-0007
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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


POSITION: Family Support Worker- (Two positions)
NOAH, Inc. is seeking tofill the two FSW positions.
These person will be responsible for providing basic social ser-
vice needs to individuals and/or families thru direct referral
process. Reliable transportation w/ proof of insurance is re-
quired.
Must have an AA degree in Social Services and 1 yr. experi-
ence providing direct client services to families or have a HS
Diploma/GED and 2 yrs client services experience.
Questions should be directed to: Gladys Barber @
561-996-3889.
Mail resumes/applications: NOAH, Inc. 601 Covenant Drive,
Belle Glade, FL 33430, Attn: C. Tomlin, PSM. Unitl 06/02/09.
NOAH, Inc. Is an EODFWP Employer




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


IS YOUR LIFE
THE PITS?
AFP&Q Industrial Main-
tenance proudly serving
the aggregate industry is
now hiring Welder/Main-
tenance Worker posi-
tions. Company shuttle
leaves from Moore
Haven area. Good pay;
health, bonus. DFWP.
Call (239)633-6717 or
(239)633-3296
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
RECEPTIONIST
For insurance office
Bilingual only. Barnie Walker
Agency, Belle Glade, FL.
561-996-7186
SCALE OPERATOR and
MAINTENANCE
Now being hired at
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPT OF REVENUE
Child Support Enforcement
Hendry County
Economics & Actng.
Revenue Spec. II
$26,019/yr. Clewiston
Closing Date: 6-5-06
apply online
MyFlorida.com
click on Government, scroll
down to "For State
Employees"
and click on
"People First Job Search"
EOE

TELLER SUPERVISOR
Experienced teller needed to
supervise teller line to en-
sure prompt, efficient, and
friendly service. Duties
include assisting tellers in
processing all banking and
general ledger transac-
tions, instructing tellers in
their responsibilities and
coordinating employee
scheduling.
Apply in person at:
205 W.C. Owen Ave.
Clewiston
or send or fax resume to:
Sheila
RO. Box 1779
Clewiston, FL 33440.
FAX (863983-5860.
EOE

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The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
Services Team Member. This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
employment.
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in:
Photoshop
Quark or Pagemaker
Adobe Acrobat
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered.
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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

CENTRAL COUNTY
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


Eimploymen


Emiplymn


d HEALTHCAREDISTRICT
P OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

SCHOOL NURSE, RN
Position #153-7084

Are you considering a nursing position in an exciting
and rewarding community health program that pro-
motes health, wellness, and academic achievement?
If so, then look no further! The Health Care District of
Palm Beach County is seeking professional and de-
pendable and motivated nurses to join our nationally
recognized Program. Candidates must be currently li-
censed as an R.N.in the State of Florida, must have
2-3 years exp. as and R.N., with preference given for
B.S. in Nursing and exp. in the school setting, pediat-
ric nursing, emergency room nursing and/or solid
community health exp. There will be opportunities in
various schools throughout Palm Beach County in-
cluding Belle Glade/Pahokee area. These few posi-
tions will begin full-time on July 24th, just in time for
next school year.
All applications/resumes must be received by 5PM on
6/2/06. Send to: HCDPBC, 324 Datura St., Suite 401,
WPB, FL 33401, fax to 561-671-4670 or e-mail to
Employment(3hcdpbc.ora.
EOE,DFWRVet. Pref


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



OFFICE CLEANING, Part Time
Mohday-Friday evenings.
In Clewiston. Good pay.
START TODAY! 800-922-1433

One man's trash is anoth-
er man's treasure.Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classl-
fleds.



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Offering courses in CDL A.
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*Daily/Weekly Pay.
(800)734-8169. 6 months
TR/Class A.
Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.


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Drivers CDL A "Honey I'm
Home...Every Weekendl"
Great Pay & Benefitsl Special
Orientation Pay for Exp. Driv-
ers! Paid Training for School
Gradsl Cypress Truck Lines,
Inc. www.cypresstruck.com
(888)808-5846.
DRIVERS $1500.00 bonus
every 6 months. OTR, Excel-
lent home time, New Equip-
ment, 1 year Experience
Class A with tank & hazmat.
Call (877)882-6537.
www.oakleytransport.com.
SOMETIME, MONEY & MORE!
Home every weekend! Home
during the week! Excellent
pay! Solid weekly miles! 95%
no touch! Preplanned freight!
$.42 per mile. HEARTLAND
EXPRESS (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.
INTERESTED IN A POSTAL
JOB Earning $57K/yr Avg
Minimum Pay? Our services
can help you prepare for the
Postal Battery Exam, Find
Out How! Call Today For
More Information...
(800 584-1775 Ref Code
#P5799.
NOW HIRING Civil Engineers,
Geotechnical Engineers, and
Geologist. For more informa-
tion about the current job op-
portunities at CDG Engineers
& Associates visit
www.cdge.com or call
(334)222-9431.

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sel It In the
classlHeds.


THERAPISTS WANTED- LI-
CENSED SLPS in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus. Per diem &
F/T. Bilinguals Inc. Child &
Parent Services,
(866)696-0999 x122
www.bilingualsinc.com.
How do you find a job in
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds


Financial I



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
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money? If so, request a free
info package and start earn-
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(800)617-5340 (Call 24
hours).
Franchise Opportunity-
Ranked one of the top ten
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world. CEO named Entre-
preneur.of the Year by the In-
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Association Low start-up
costs, growing market. Great
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(877)285-4237.
*GOT A BUSINESS?** Dra-
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accepting all major Credit
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Free equipment upgrades!
(800)568-9115

NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Receive checks in as little as
60-90 days. $4,000+ a
month for 10-20 years from
an investment of 25,000 in
Oil and Gas Wells.
(888)722-5790.



$$CASH-NOW$$ AS SEEN ON
TV. Prosperity Partners pays
you the most for your future
payments from settlements,
suits, annuities, and lot-
teries. (800)509-0685
www.prosperitypartners.com
COMPLIMENTARY MORT-
GAGE ANALYSIS and free
appraisal with closing! ALL
CREDIT TYPES WELCOME.
Option ARM's, Stated/Re-
duced Income, Commercial,
Construction Permanent.
SOUTHERN HORIZON FI-
NANCIAL (866)348-1544
TOLL-FREE


.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

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WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.



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


Services



Babysitting 105
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 40-
Services Offered 425
Insurance -30
Medical Services 135




DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.k 12.fl.us


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

Ser e '
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
INJURED! ACCIDENT! PER-.
SONAL INJURY HURT. NEG-
LIGENCE WRONGFUL
DEATH Call now 24 hrs A-A-
A ATTORNEY Referral Ser-
vice (800)733-5342. Speak
to a lawyer now! Protect
your Rights. No Fee. An ac-
cident is a Serious Matter


A/C- Foir Travel Trailer, Dual
Trirm, '05, 120v, 1 phase,
1500 BTU Used 1/2 yr.
$425. (863)467-6868
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659


DINING ROOM TABLE, 100
yrs. old, $1500 or best offer.
.(863)234-3470
DRESSING TABLE & MIRROR
$100. (863)467-1912


AIR CONDITIONER & ELEC-
TRIC STOVE working condi-
tion, both for $175 or best
offer (863)467-8339
DISH WASHER- Estate, Good
condition. Top basket need.
to be replaced. $40.7
(863)599-0199 i
DISHWASHER, MAYTAG:
Portable on wheels. Less.
than 1 year old. $150.
(863)675-0514 LaBelle


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
"school" and the plywood bell that hangs in the bel-
fry, an exploded diagram and more.

Little Red Schoolhouse plan (No. 619)... $9.95
Playhouses & Structures Package (No. C104)
Four projects incl. 619 ... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)

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clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
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Thursday, May 25, 2006


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances I15
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials50O
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glasswar,. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts, Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapei, Lnens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 631)
Jewelry 635
Lamps. Lights 6-10
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 a Games 730
SVCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


FREEZER- Kenmore upright,
excellent condition, works
great. $125 (239)690-2055
FRIDGE, ADMIRAL 18.6 cu-
bic ft., frostless/white, $75.
863-674-0874.
PORTABLE A/C UNITS- 2,
Good condition. 1-3/4 hp &
1-1hp. $195.
(863)697-0217
RANGE, AMANA Smoothe
top, self-cleaning,
black/white w/white Ken-
more range hood; $75.
863-674-0874.
REFRIGERATOR- White, Ken-
more 22 cu ft. Bottom freez-
er with ice maker, Exc cond,
$150. cash 863-357-3026
STOVE- Modern Whirlpool,
self cleaning oven, Good
condition. $80
(863)599-0199
WASHER & DRYER: 6 mo's.
old. Excellent condition. $450.
(863)228-7204
WASHER & DRYER-
Stackable, $100.
(863)673-0476
WASHER & DRYER,-Whirl-
pool, Matching Set, Super Ca-
pacity. $100 for both.
(239)938-4321 LaBelle.
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, white, 2 yrs old, good
condition, $1400
(863)801-3358
WASHER, DRYER & STOVE
All from Whirlpool, $100.
Will separate.
(863)467-5072






SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700.
(863)467-5756.



ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE!
"Plus Free Bonus!" 20x28
Now $4200. 25x32 $5800.
30x42 $9200. 40x62
$14,900. Extensive range of
sizes. Front end optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ing $500 for all
863-634-8608.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors .in stock with all
Ac iic ories. Ouick turn
yjrunil' Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335
ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6,
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @ 10'x18",
$600. Call 863-634-8608.
_.SHINGLES, (10) bundles 3-
tab. $75 (863)805-0272
.Clewiston .
WINDOW SILLS- (13 pc)ltal-
ian marble, 3/4" x 5" x 36",
white, $40 for all
(772)97- .9417


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Thursday, May 25, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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
Sa I I

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


AVON PRODUCT- big box of
older items. $50
(863)357-6113
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
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



COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $200.
(863)467-2366
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158
DURON 1300- 12gb HD, 256
Mem, keybrd, mouse, burn-
er, spkrs, Corel Draw 8, ex
cond.$239 (863)763-4376
LAP TOP- Compaq Armada
E500, Win XP Home Edition,
DVD Player,CD Burner, dis-
kette $550 (863)946-3769
LAP TOP- Sony, Vaio, exc
cond., Win XP Pro, DVD plyr,
CD burner, many extras
$450 neg (863)946-3769
LAPTOP, 1995 Toshiba
330CDX 64mb ram. $300
(863)763-8391


ANTIQUE BUTTERFLY
DRESSER AND MIRROR-
w/matching sleigh bed, $200
(863)357-1867
BAR L-shaped with 2 bar-
stools. Wood and leather. 44"
high, 22" wide, 7' and 5'
lengths. $150 (863)612-9233
BED, Single, Adjustable, Pil-
low Top w/remote. Excellent
condition. Only used once.
$400. (863)675-0514 LaBelle
BOOK CASE- Custom built for-
mica, w/sliding glass doors.
$100. or best offer.
(863)697-0217
BOOK SHELF $25 or best of-
fer. (863)467-6943
BR SUITE- Ethan Allen,-pine, 2
chest w/bookshelf, desk, S
position bed, bunk, trundle,
twin $395 (863)675-7664
BR SUITE- Wicker, queen size,
headboard, nite stand, chest
w/mirror, $250
(863)228-4086
BUNK BED- beautiful, custom
made, all in one, w/desk &
dresser, solid wood $750
(863)675-7306
CHAIRS, Tub Style, (2) $40.
(239)394-7005
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
3 shelves, 2-piece. $650
(863)763-8943
COUCH, Hide Away Bed, Floral
Pattern. $100.
(239)394-7005
CURIO CABINET, Glass cas-
ing. Good shape. $160
(863)357-0125
DINETTE SET, 7 piece, heavy
pine. $400 (863)673-3585
DINETTE SET, Wall Unit, Large
Console TV & Recliner. All for
$725 will sep. Call Emily @
863-675-4500
DINING ROOM SET, Entertain-
ment ctr & Living room set,
$650. Will separate.
(863)673-0476
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Oak, :4 x 4. $35
(863)228-7204 '
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756
HEADBOARD, Queen. Nice
shape, light wood in color.
$15 (863)467-8723
LIFT CHAIR, electric and bat-
tery powered, blue, excellent
condition. $340
(863)357-0125
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa, love
seat & chair. Hunter green and
burgandy striped. $250
(863)983-5515
OFFICE DESK- IKEA Beech
top. Very modern and beautiful
to look at. $125.
863-228-4086
RECLINER COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT- w/coffee table, $450
(863)357-1867
SECTIONAL SOFA, Multi Col-
ored. $150. (863)946-0749


Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SLEIGH BED- complete no
mattress, $50
(863)675-7105
SOFA, 5 ft., fair condition. $25
(863)675-3032
Table, 6 chairs & China cabi-
net $500.239-822-5955
TABLE SET, 3-plece w/2
matching lamps. Brand new.
$300 or best offer.
(863)983-7510


AUTOMATIC Blue Belgulm
Browning Baby, Stopped mak-
Ing In 1968, Asking $400. Firm
(863)357-2233 Okeechobee
REMINGTON SHOTGUN-
12ga, like new, $400
(863)697-8785


I Ap artent


Belle Glade Gardens Apartments



A Rental Community



Community Amenities & Features



* Gated Community with roving courtesy associate

* Laundry facility with convenient laundry card

* On-Site Headstart facility

* Sparkling Pools

* Basketball courts

SPlay areas

* Pet Friendly (with restrictions)

9 Community Activities

* Preferred employer program

* Close to schools, shopping and recreation

* Tennis Courts

* Club House

* Jogging Trails


Individual Amenities & Features



* Central Air conditioning

* Double stainless steel sinks with garbage disposal

* Frost free Refrigerator

* Dishwasher*

* Wall to wall carpeting*

* Walk in closets

9 Ceiling fan

* Mini blinds

* Lake views*

* Cable Ready

(*in select apartments)



1 Bedroom $595

2 Bedrooms- $695

3 Bedrooms $795



Renovations & New Administration!



2000 S. Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Office: (561)996-7000 Fax: (561)996-8399


GAZELLE- Tony Little, top of
the line, absolutely brand
new, 6 work out CD's $150
(863)228-7204
HARD CORE GYM cable sys-
Stem, w/weights, flys,
down/up bars, legs, nice
$300 neg (863)697-2525
HOME GYM- 2 position, Wei-
der Pro 9940 asking $100,
Call Mac (863)675-3889
La Belle



VENITIAN BLINDS, (5), 29.5"
wide, (2) 60" wide. $25 or will
separate. (863)763-3901


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023



SWING, 2 seat, with cover.
Good condition. $50
(863)675-6556 after 3 p.m.


BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
$34.99(863)467-1120
Is the Cost of Your
Prescription rugs Making You
Wsl Obtain Name Brands
For $15 per Med per Month.
Call or Have Your Doctor Call
1-800-758-1729
MEDICAL BED- Remote con-
trol. Mattress included.
$175. (863)675-3665
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $900. (863)675-0122
LaBelle


55 GAL. STEEL DRUMS- one
side open for burning $80 for
all will sell separately
(863)763-5062

How do you fid a Job in
today's competitive
market? I the emnlky-
ment section of the clas-
sMffeds


GOODGUYS SPRING NATION-
ALS. May 26-28. Alltel Stadi-
um-Jacksonville. Rods,
customs, & classics thru
'72, exhibits, swap meet, en-
tertainment & More. Info:
S(925)838-9876 www.good-
guys.com.
HIGH GAS PRICES! Ten year
company. $150 million sales
to foreign governments in-
cluding China, Peru, and
U.S. Military. NEW TO PUB-
LIC. Key distributorships
available. www.cheapclea-
nerfuel.com. (800)914-2939



SNARE DRUM- with stand,
asking $50 (863)675-4098
Labelle evenings



ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER-
Smith Corona display dic-
tionary. Like new, $50
(863)763-7989


BLUE EYED WHITE LION
HEAD BUNNY- $40
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
CHIHUAHUA- male, CKC reg.,
1 yr old, cocoa color, hse
broke $350 (863)634-0517
COCKATIELS, 1 male & 1 fe-
male. Good for breeding. $80
will separate. (863)634-8118
DOG PENS, (2), Large w/gate.
$100 or will separate. Call
Rick (239)410-3784 in La-
belle
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPAN-
IELS bik & white, neutered
male, CHOCOLATE LAB, fe-
male 5 mos old, $100 ea.
POMERANIAN, male, white, 3
yrs. old, $250.
(863)763-8318/532-0680
JACK RUSSEL PUPS: Parents
on premises w/papers. $400.
863-467-7049
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
(863)634-4076
MIN-PIN PUPPIES- 8wks old,
CKC reg. & they have Health
papers. $375.
(863)763-4052 or 634-8691

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Adverse your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


POMERANIAN PUPPIES, 1
male & 1 female, purebred.
$400 (863)673-3585
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
air, $75 (863)675-4981
aBelle area
WEIMARANERS PUPS: AKC,
Champ. lines. All shots. Mom
on site. Conscientious Breed-
er. $700. (772)778-6849



Aerators 3), Captive Air Tanks
3), Water Softener 1) Jacuzzi
pump 1) above ground pumps
2). $1000. (239)246-3549
Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", w/all hardware,
hoses & garbage disposal.
$45. neg.(863)763-6216

Supplis 0685-
ABOVE GROUND POOL- 24FT
Round, all equipment includ-
ed, good cond, $200
(772)778-6849


TV, 19", color, no remote. $25
(863)675-3032
TV'S, (2), 19", excellent condi-
tion, $100 will sell separate-
ly. (863)228-7204


8-1511 LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800
(863)234-1230
BISCUIT SYSTEM- Sears
Craftsman, router, 1.5HP,
$50 or best offer
(863)697-2525
CHAINSAWS (2) & STRING
TRIMMERS (6) Weedeaters.
Need work. $75 for all.
(863)763-6629
GENERATOR, Coleman, Pow-
er Mate Maxa 3000, on cart,
will demonstrate. $225
(863)763-7584
HOBART STICK WELDER-
AC/DC, asking $500
(863)697-8785
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $800 or best
offer (863)634-0856
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SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HR wet/dry, exc cond $30
(863)675-2596
TABLE SAWS, (2) Craftsman,
10", w/extensions & extra
blades. $199 for both.
(863)763-6629
TOOL COMBO KIT: All cord-
less, Meter Saw, Circular Saw,
Reciprocating Saw, light & 2
drills. $250 (239)246-3549


NASCAR RACING WHEEL &
PEDALS- computerized for
Windows 95 or dos. $25 neg
(239)657-4348


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WANTED: Small/Older
Model, Diesel Tractor w/front
end.loader. Needed work
okay. (863)763-2053


Agriculture



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



APPA. GELDING- wh./leopard
spot, 12yo, easy keeper,
good feet, good ground
manners $1200
(863)357-1024
HORSE TRAILER- Older mod-
el, 2 horse, New floor. $650.
(863)357-1976
OLD SORREL GELDING, 2
rs., very gentle, no bad hab-
its, saddle bridle broke, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-0065


OLD SORREL MARE,.8 yrs,
very gentle, good for any rider,
trailers well, all vaccinations.
$1200(863)673-0065
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
(863)357-1945. Evenings


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34 TON LOG SPLITTER, $600,
TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600,
Lesco SS Pro Fertilizer
spreader $200 (2) Red
Max Trimmers $95 each,
(2) Echo Stick Edgers $75
each, 1 Red Max Back Pack
Blower $200, Black Max 80
al 220 Air Compressor
525, Miller ac/dc 220 amp
220 V, elec Stick Welder
$200, Triple lawn trailer
racks $50 (863)234-1230
INT'L HARVESTER CUB CA-
DET #107, w/mower deck,
antique, exc. cond., $595.
(863)467-6696
RIDING MOWER, MURRAY,
42" Cut., 17.5 hp. Only 1 year
old. 6 spd. $700 or best offer.
(863)635-2976 Frostproof.
ROTOVATOR- 6hp, Troy-
Bilt,elec start, runs excellent,
$350 (863)763-9020 or
(863)467-1973-


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

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Thursday, May 25, 2006


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



1,2 & 3 BEDROOMS
HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR
RENT. No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.



CLEWISTON, 2BR/2BA, On
2nd floor. Fully furnished.
Washer/dryer. $1500/mo. +
sec. & ref. (305)360-2236
CLEWISTON- Bass & Sun
Condo's for rent, 2br, 2ba,
unfurn, $1200/mo. 2br, 2ba
furn $1400/mo. Call James
Carter (863)677-1388


BELLE GLADE- 3br, 1ba, tile,
W/D, car port, Call Beth at
(561)441-4397








-Build To Suit-
Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.
Belle Glade Area







ELDERLY PROFESSIONAL
GENTLEMAN: Wishes to rent
room in Clewiston area w/quiet
family. Does not drink or
smoke. Call (239)443-6765 or
email: lanton17@aol.com
Wanted: Room to Rent, quiet
professional non-smoker,
Clewiston/Montura area. Call
(863)227-3178


HOUSE SHARE IN LAKEPORT
2BR/1BA, Single female pref.,
No kids. $561/mo. Util. incl.
Ref. req. 863-946-0371 Okee.


BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,000! 1-3
bedroom available! HUD, Re-
pos, REO, etc. These homes
must sell! For listings call
(800)425-1620 ext.4237.
CLEWISTON, WOW, Water-
front 3br, 2ba, 1/4 ac, Fenced,
new roof/dock. 5 min from
Walmart. See & make offer!
$169,500. Possible owner fi-
nance of down payment.
(WAC) (863)805-0272
FROSTPROOF: 1 Acre. 2
Bdrm. House @ 36 Murray
Lane. Cash Sale Only.
$42,000. (863)635-9458
MUSE Country living at its
best! 5 acres of tall pines,
large oaks, wildlife of all
kinds, seen from your morn-
ing room in'your 2100 sq ft,
3 BR, 2 BA manufactured
home w/4 wrap around
porches + detached over-
sized 2 car garage w/work-
shop & carport, 12 x 12
pump house w/storage along
w/a stocked bass pond. Call
(863)675-7708. $485,000.
OPEN HOUSE
May 27th,
437 Bacom Point Rd,
2br, 1ba, 1893 sq ft.,
S big lot, shed,
$179,900
(561)924-2139
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4
Move In Today! -
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Large yards, New S/S Appl.
4/2 @$175,000.or
3/1 @ $142,000.
Call owner: 863-673-5071
cshdz 4@earthlink.net


FL LAND BARGAINS. Opportu-
nities to own your own farm,
ranch woodland or lakefront
homestead. Old Florida at its
best! Still affordable! Call
(866)352-2249 or
www.fllandbargains.com.
MONTURA RANCH ESTATE
1.25 ac High & Dry, 412
Bald Cypress Ave. $55,000
(561)993-5886


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 10301
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


BASS LOVERS ~
Dbl. Lot on Kissimmee River
w/Lake Okeechobee access.
Electric, Water, Septic Tank &
Older MH on Nice Level Lot
w/Huge Live Oak Tree.
$160,000. or best offer
Call 260-799-4254 or
260-450-1415
Join all the people who
say, "I sold t in the clas-
slifieds."


North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.



ASHEVILLE, NC AREA HOME-
SITES Sneak preview of
Phase II on now. Just 25
miles from Asheville. Over 4
miles of crystal clear river-
front. Incredible mountain
views. Riverwalk, custom
lodge, nature trails. Call
(866)292-5762.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
FREE COLOR BROCHURE &
INFORMATION. MOUNTAIN
PROPERTIES W/ SPEC-
TACULAR VIEWS HOMES,
CABINS, CREEKS & INVEST-
MENT ACREAGE. Cherokee
Mountain GMAC Real Estate.
cherokeemountainrealty.com
(800)841-5868.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins, Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
Y MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.
NC Mountains. 1.90 Acres w/
75 mile view & hardwood
trees. Financing available, at
$59,000 w/little down. Per-
fect for log cabin. This one
won't last call today
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.
NEW! ALABAMA WATER-
FRONT 2 hours to Atlanta &
the Coast. Waterfront com-
munity with incredible moss-
draped hardwoods. Planned
clubhouse, docks, & more.
1/2 to 3 acres from the
$50's. Minutes to historic
Eufaula. Call owner
(866)882-1107.
New, Pre-Construction Golf
Community-Coastal Geor-
gia. Large lots w/ deepwater,
marsh, golf, nature views.
Gated, Golf, Fitness Center,
Tennis, Trails, Oak Park,
Docks. $70K's-$300K.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com.
North Carolina 10 acre Gated
Equestrian Community with
riding trails. Never before of-
fered with 20% pre-develop-
ment discounts. 90%
financing call
(828)312-1263 /
(828)312-3765








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biy, $132,750 Granja St both lots only v$94,985
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Sanda. New BSL 1 Home 3BR/2BA Waterfront Property, Cleared Level t.220 acres, C;. I ....
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3BR, 1 1/2 BA and 2 Bigt3 Montura 1.25 acre lots avail-
efficency $131,000 2BR, 1BA 279,000 able. Call for Listins.
3BR, 1BA $168,000 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (8) L
4BR, 3BA Del Monte $150K ACREAGE 1
$29500/-55 acres $25Wac Glades Co.
$295,00 MOBILE HOIES Bring all offer
4BR, 2BA New Home 3BR,$ 2B 8 Mobile BL ae6
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3BR, 2BA with study and 3BR, 2BA Ridgdill S/D COI ME':sq, ft on US
pool. New Subvision$130,000 Building 2476 sq. ft. on US ,, .,
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Luan B. Glenn A. Sarah A.
Walker Smith Williams
Beroaker 863.983-3508 863-228-6867

863-677-1010
Why Walt To Build? Get It Nowl CBS 1) Looking for an Exciting Business?? I Montura Ranch Estates Large
Home, 1.670 sqft. 3bd/2ba/l car garage, Cherk this outll An Established & Operating Home v 4l)qll) RnTyf acres.
located on Texas A.e Appliance package Animal Rescue Center located In Monrtura Local ~rJIlT I IJ.lllli 'se on
Included. city water and sewage. Readv to Ranch Estates. Property s on 3.34 acres of Haclefr- ",'T'-IGr'ut will
Move Inri 5165,000 00 land. Have your home and business all not last long at 5199.900 MLS#
This ptoether with a 4bd/2ba Mobile Home. 200528863
Sweetwater Ave. This property has Ready move in and bern business Call
manv beautiful trees that Include w;ld Glenn @ 677-1441 for mrore Informatir. R
maple and oaks. Small man made lake MLS#200642801 2) Moore Haven River Gardens 2
rudder, in thick trees & brush. There s an ome lots ready for your new hoe.
abundant of wldlife 2 5 acres 74.9k 2) Moore Haven 3 br.2 bo nmc'le home Corner lot for $55,000, inside Lot for
Oversize Uving Room h Caedral 5000 or both for $00,0001
why b'i m. tpd new! Ceilings Large open kitchen and formal din
Ney Cc t ljfLh riIV Ii/ Lloyd ing room. Laiqc rear deck with buli in bbq 3l Rldgdill SUbdvision; Water Front
Constu .mnI,9Iir n i .90 and gazebo. Must ee at S24,900 MLS# 3 ldgdill Subdivision Water Fro mI
As Cute as a Button Adorable & in perfect 2000984 Mbl Home Lot avlable mmed
condition' Entance has beautiful hard. 3) SemIloe Manor 3 edroom/2 Bath e" leaed and ready for your new
wood floors & replace. The knockdown & i e e Wll astong a ,
ialnt on walls are excellent Including Mobile Home. Walking distancefrom e il
crown molding. Perfect kllchen & dining Clewiston High School and Clewiston each e
,oom ceeia lemenra hools. Home s en reod Pioneer Plantation 2.5 acs n
dw/ ou' r i i aJnrnAvot1e eled.roofIs on/Iyea r old. Grea lprie ina
Z/ Fauvlriitrfi rg eled roof is ont ro.Greaprceina Riviera Sr Redu.ced for Quick Salepl
musc fl yi gret f Jiuntan. MIe#a 200636722 74,900 MLSa 200604536
or outd nWW seeing. 41 Investment opportunity. i Acres of
are you a hobbyitl here s a house out Producing Orange Gros! Hih and dry with 5; NewListing 3 Bedroom/ 1 B-lh
)acl 4Ii 1 %I' ,, AC In one of thb Irgalon from rde nri cnal. Addnonal obNme oListing. 3 Bedroom w th over
locations n Clewiston on Royal Palm Av. acreage avaable. CallAGlennd..i(863) 677-. a eo na cnewthover
Please note the brand new roof will be e available. Call Gnn (863 677 acre of and A new Metal roof-over.
installed within the next 30 days,so make 144 rappointmentMust see to Appreciatell MLS #
this your top priority to see today! )Laketew 3 br/2 ba mobile hone iOS 200642005
1164 900.0on Reetwood) in Sunshine Lake Estates. 1 S x IS
Why Buy Old When You Can Get N ? 4 screen porch overlooking te lke n 6) Montura Ranch Several 1.25 acre
aaWhy Buy Old When You can Caet Nelo? 4 kitchen with targe pantry and breakfast bar. 6) Montura
available 3BR/2BA, 1 car garage located M see 0 MS200630432 parcels ready for your new home. I am
on Texas A., Harlem SuodMslon 1673 aee to help with the entire home
;s0 I. ipei al Loan package Lutz Builders 6) Must ee!- Beaul ful2 BR, BA Brckoe irabl to help with the entire home
$161,s onl placed iidng process. Call for details.
New WI rWl ,l eUIlllIII II ,s the
entniradl1e YAiE I llIr'ne Need a Saturday or Sunday
rmankr y e W i] l appointment
indoor BB MLS 200640230 Call me @ 228-6867.

Cathy S. Ashley Enrique
Garcia P. Wood Acosta

863-228-4798 863-2281132 30506-5876

Very spacious 2001 manufactured Hidden Tranquility! This Montura Just Reduced! 380/2BA Nice
home on the lake, has all the room /ou home is a must see for the nature tiept,Many Fruit Trees New A/C,
are looking for This 3bd 2ba home has lover seeking peace and quiet. Horseshoe Ac. @ $1 39.4k
several walk in closets and a \ery large liv Beautiful lot filled with fruit trees is Don't Let This One Slip Awayt
ing/dinino area. This home is being fenced and ready for your enjoy- 2bd/l ba on huge loffes
offered at'$124.g00 merit. Offered at $1 19,900 i'j Call Horseshoe Acres. Bring all offers.
offered tS 124.90C. met. Offered at S 139Q00 1"J C. [ I
Today' Seller Motivated $165K
Oak Trees Line The Drivewayl 3bd/2ba New Lislino! Monrura Ranch
ull open dec on front to n you What a Deall 2bd/2ba MH w/extra Estate 21bdti nYllle Home.
rocker. Home its on I acreofnd In lot ncuded In Purchase Price Loate on erclean,
Flaghoe. Home has ile& hardwood floor Partially furnished & squeaky cleanly Fenced.F Al J1 i; Included
throughout. Recently remodeled, 5ft 5 & older community. Reduced eLong!an Wont Last
fence around property, and pole barn In agot Land? Looking for develop-
back yard. Cet your hands: on this beauty Looking for Land? Look No Further Got Land? Looking develop-
for 162,500 SO+ acres located In Highlands Co. ment land? 28 acs, In LaBelle
for $162,500 acreslocat HihladsCo. Ranchettes! Priced to sell fast @
all for deta $34K per acre
Come See This Little Piece Of Heaven in Checl ti | n MRE Need Some Space? S acious
The Countryl CBS House on 5 acres In 1nri 1 ed W/ 4bd/2ba double de H In
Flaghole 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, beaut l JI spll a Montura. Split floor plan, living
screened Lanai, 960 sq.ft. garage, loaded aclu 1ce room, family room, too many
with Oak trees $415,000 Immacu atel 108,500 00 extras Hurry, won't lastl
with Oak trees 5415,000 Motivated Seller! Only $159K
FLAGHOLEI This home Is all country ted Seller Only $159K
Gone Countryl 2bd/1ba CBS home with a living on the outside and nothing Looking for a weekend get away
large family room on a very nice corner lot but city on the Insidel This 1984 3/2 or starter home? 2bd/2ba single
available on W Obispo. The roof Is brand Fleetwood DWMH has been co, .- wide MH in Montura RanchEstates
nel Home Is being offered at 11651K pletely renovated you'll think fenced and on paved road. Only
you've stepped foot Into a CBS $84.9K ,
JUST R EUCEDII IAbsolutel Grgeous nome. Throw in the fact this one of New Listingi Secluded well main-
SlUCaDI kind home sits on 2.5 acres with tain 1995 doublewlde 3bd 2ba,
200 d new Its own private pond and you can't split floor plan, master bathroom
conrdfltfil faitMrl' ask for morel A great home at a includes garden tub w/ separate
ly rns n a great Price we've riced riht to shower property fenced and has
a a re is rell. reored at $179,900, Cal today horse fenced area, also next to a
being offered for $132,500. for your appolntmentlll canal. $124,900.00


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1) Muse 20 Acres
Absolutely Perfect for your
dream home. 20 Fenced Acres
w/ pond. Lots of 10 year old
pines w,' some oaks. Priced
below recent sales Will Go
Fastl Reduced E399 000 0r
2LUS27 5 Acres
Looking for the Impossible?
Opportunity seldom knocks
twice 5 acres on US 27 on
the Palm Beach/ Hendry
County line. Over 937 feet on
US 27 for easy access priced
right for a quick sale @ $275K
Don't let this one get away!
3) Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New
Construction in Growing Area.
Build Your Dream Home Herel
Meveyrchick Drive, Lor s15, on
thepond *.562Ki
Thatcher Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd.. Lots 6 & 7 or 8
S58.500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
@$60K
4) Montura Ranch j..Isja
125 N. Kennel Reduced 539995
735 5. Palm $49,000.00
530 S. Shetland $52,500.00
770 S. Shetland $44,900.00


-B Jerry W.
Smith

561-261-3444

M.ntura Ranch Estates
2.5 Acres.in Montura $85K
2.5 Acres in Montura $90K
5 Acres in Pioneer $179.9K
2.S acres in Montura, fenced
$92.5K
Bring the kids & dog! This is a big
lot. 3bd/2ba brick home, pool &
fenced $319,000.00
New Developmenti Call me for
sky valley lots.
5 wooded acres In Pioneer
$ I fg .....
Ready to move int 3bd/2ba manu-
factured home in Moore haven
$79,9K
30 Acres of pasture and woods
$755K
New ListinIg Moore Haven
3bd/2ba, CBS house $220,000.00
New Listing! 1995 Homes of
Merit MH, fenced, above
ground pool, lots of storage,
and metal roof. Neat & clean.
$ 39,900.00
Call me for vacant
land. Lots or acreage.


Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Sas asu s
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 Clewislon. With
its spacious rooms, bar area, and
oversize lot you wilt vacation esery
day for the price of an ordinary home:
Seller Motivated & Just Reduced
$299,900
Good 01' Country fJvin' will be yours as
the owner of this 3BR 2Bath set on 1.25 of
the prettiest acres you will ever see in
Montura Ranch Estates. There's even a
laruz?, rub in rn-a.t'r b th. and a fireplace
in family room Its just waring
$1K54900
Definitely Not Nice, in fact it's a 2
Bd disaster! FvMI t 'd n ray just
be liable Ar,nrl F'an bu" this
doublewide mUUjje In Seminole
Manor for not fR, ,e than the lot
value at $53 9k
The Great Escape Off a country lane
in fMontuia Ranch Estates on 1.25
acres sits a doublewide mobile home
on a corner lot with bedrooms 2
bath, There's a jacuzzi iuh in master
bath and a fireplace in family room II
can be your family's haven for just
$152,000.
Why Pay high space rents when you
nan Jw bath
ru W y.
double 'd III & ucle
carnPr a rl 4$B~lUlgl le
subdivibit-.il i S L jOi.nL I tO sel i l
579,900.


Charles
H. Kehm
III

305-968-2242
Want to Own a Business? Check
this OutI Established commer-
cial upholstery business and
property $250K
Own a Piece of Paradise!
Beautiful building lot/invest-
ment property in Port LaBelle
$49.9K Reduced for Quick
Sale
New Listing! 3bd/2ba CBS
homdn tllT
well flHfn 'ItliJip
homrn lrfi' Ff1iiss
Out! $225,000 00
Residential Listing on exclu-
sive Ridgewood Ave. 3bd/2ba
on half an acre. Possible
owner financing available.
Contact me for details & show-
ing.
Back On The Market! 3 bed-
room .. 1 al eC on
Coro_ l n VI IUlop-
erty s irn Sn ce


Sam J.
Walker

863-677-1013

Just Outside of Town! A Fleetwood
home w/ a 24'x30' shop on a beauty
ful 1/2 acre. $154,900
Flagholelll! Oak trees, paved drive
way, 5' fence, & pole barn on 1 acre
lot. Almost forgot the beautiful
remodeled mobile home! Listed @
$169,90000
You won't want to miss out on a
deal like this 2003 -Ibd'2ba dou-
blewide on 2.16 acres. Property fea-
tures a second mobile home, large
steel building and storage sheds.
S`25,00U.00
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420 Union Ave. 2.5 Acres S72.9K
41 50 Pioneer 17th St. 2 5 Arc 65K
'205 Pioneer 22nd S. S Ac $130K
The Best 1.41 acre lake front lot in
Monrura 105 Pinelake Ave. Call for
showing S 7.900.00
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
$21 5,000.00 /
New Lltlng and it is going fast
2 Z'4Gs M ,' pcll'sated
in Cie evei
fstales'r Wa Call
for showing.


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A little piece of Heaven!
Beautiful two story home with
spiral staircase and wood
floors. Big backyard with boat
access to the Gulf and direct
access to Lake Okeechobee.
Home on one acre among oak
hammocks. Kitchen feature
granite counter tops. Property
could be used as a Bed &
Breakfast. Detached workshop
can easily be converted for an
additional living area for a Bed
& Breakfast.

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NEONS'96- (2) $800 FOR TRAILER, For motorcycle or 4 PUBLUCNOTICE OFINTENTTOISSUEAIR PERMIT
S., AIRBOAT GRASS RAKE, fits BOTH (863)983-9908 wheeler, lowrider. $300 BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
-round nose fiberglass hull, (863)467-0981 STATE OF FLORIDA FlordaDepartmentofEnvironmentalProection
S- (Combee, big 0, etc.), $25 OLDS INTRIGUE GLS-'2000, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Draft Air Permit No.0510003-035
'-b-ig. --- )- 2-" R R Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All DISTRICT ONE U.S. Sugar Corporation Clewiston Sugar Mill and Refinery
., (863)467-6696 Bartow, Florida fendry County, Florida
63)467-6696 power, Prem. wheels, Spoil- Looking for a place to Ma Hendry16oun20y,Florda2006
Ser $9000. (863)697-2906 hang your hat? Look n Advertisement No. 1 Applicant: The applicant for this project is the U.S. Sugar Corporation. The appli-
R L( -- r ifur-ither than the classi- cant's authorized representative and mailing address is: Mr William A. Raiola,
TIRES (2) 4 Lug for Ford Fo- leds CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS Vice President .i P.. r-... r..I Operations, U.S. Sugar Corporation, Clewis-
BMW K75 RT'92- 70K miles cus 2003 w/rims. $50. for ton Sugar Mll .i i. -1, Ponce DeLeon Avenue. Clewislon, Florida
BMW K75 RT92-70K mle both. (863)675-6738 Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporla- 33440.
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm both. (863)675-6 tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until
CLE ISTON COUNTRY ACRESar2:00 M.Bartow Local Tim on Thursday, June 15, 006 and will be opened Facilty Location U.S. Sugar Corporation operate existing sugr mill and rein-
LEN (863)634 Okee area and publicly read aloud in the Multi Purpose Conference Room. Bidders may ob- ery, which is located in Hendry County at 111 Ponce DeLeon Avenue in Clewis-
HONDA SHADOW V4 500 '85- si CHEVY VAN' 87- cold air, new tain remary bid results at htt//www dotstate flus/cc-admi/ Click on "Let- ton,Florida.
Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up, runs, needs work, $600 or tires, $790 (863)673-0782 g d D. Project: The applicant proposes to install a new dry cyclone collector to operate in
3/4/5BR, 2/3 A, acre & 1/4 available or use best offer, clear title AUTO WANTED: or(863)674-837 -NOTE-- parallel with th two existing wet cyclone collectors. The cyclones act as pre-
S863) 61 2 0090 Looking to buy Antique Car/ control devices for the I.D. fan and electrostatic precipitator (ESP). The purpose
your land as down payment. Financing 239)810-0022 Convertible/ Truck. Please call DODGE CARAVAN '95- excel- ORERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS of the project is to reduce the exhaust flow through the two existing wet cyclone
your l239810-0022 Convertible/Truck.Pl ea all AVAN 5-excel- OAND/OR BIO DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING collectors and prevent carryover of water into the ESP control system. The pro-
(954)561-2776 lent condition, $1500 IT TO 863 534-7172 THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT ject is expected to improve performance of the particulatemattercontrolsystem
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-721-5299 SUZUKI 85L '04- 10hrs, like (863)605-3831 WWWO TSTTE FLUS/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICTI forBoiler8.
LaBelle, '80, 2456, 3br, 2ba $2000(863)634-0856 DODGE CARGO VAN- '92, 3/4 Orders for these documents should be directed to the Distict Contracts Administra- Permitting Authority: Applicationsfor constructiopemits are subject to review
: tfStattaor, District contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta- in accordance wih the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S. and
In Great shape. New Kit. ton, White, Runs well. tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or P Box 1249, Bartow, Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).
S* I cabinets & floor.$10,000 sCHEVY HJ FLEETLINE SPE- $1200. 561-798-1960 or Florida 33831, Phone: (863)519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air
(863)675-4061 CIAL, 1950, 216.56 cyl., 2 561-969-1660 State of Florida Department of Transportation.No refund will be made. permit is required perform the proposed work Te ureau of Air Regulation is
NORTH GEORGIA New Homes dr. sedan, 3 spd column, EALINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will nthe Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this
SG d M MOOREHAVEN, 3R/2A,'94 SUZUKI -WHEELER, 1983, DE LINE FOR ROPOSALS PROPOSA HO R LIST: Proposals w not be project. The Permitting Authority's physical address is: 111 South Magnolia
in a Gated Mountain Co- MOOREHAVEN, 3B 2BA, '94 SUZUKI 3-WHEELER, 1983, $10,000 neg (863)467-6725 FORD AEROSTAR '94- needs issued after 2:00 M. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, June 14 2006. Plan Drive, Suite #4, Tallahassee, Florida. The Permitting Authority's mailing address
munity nestled in the foothills Double wide, 1,700 sq. ft., be- w/reverse. Runs great. $550 rocker panels, $1500 holderslistwillnotbeissuedafter5:00pmonFriday,June9,2006. is: 2600 Blir Stone Road MS #5505, TlhaseFlo 32399-200. The
of the Appalachians. Golf, hind BP gas station. $100,000 (863)763-3451 (863)605-3831 (CONTRACT NO E152) COUNTY CHARLOTTE: (FUNS FINANCIAL PROJECTrmiing Authoty'teephonember is 850488-014.
TennisWOODS JEEP, 4wd, auto., NO 420578-1-52-01 Improvements consist of widening, signing and pavement Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the nor-
Tnn6i, 7 k, 3 oo For ino fir )2 4602 W S JEP, 4wd, auto., Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, m ng on Slate Road 35 (US17) from a point of Shell reek Court northedry ,,,,. .. ; i -
(678)232-8415 or PALM HARBOR HOMES Fac- runs good. $1500 sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k 0.075 milesto a polntnorth of ShellCreek Court. (Approx 60 Calendar Days) jlr.1,.ii ...r ,1 .. i... ,i. .., in .'n,,,,' .i,, r, rn
www.benttreegeorgia.com tory Model Center LARGEST (863)467-9298 FORD F350 DUMP TRUCK, miles, $2000. LaBelle Area. exe Start Time 100 ds). NOTE: PRJECMANAGER: Alan Autry, complete project file includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evauaon and Pre-
Owner's Liquidation Sale by in America! Modular and '80, $2500 or best offer. 63 51-2228 alanaurvdot state flus BUDGET AMOUNT $172,806.00. liminary Determination, the application, and the information submitted by the ap-
Owner's Liquidation Sale by America Modular and 80, $2500 or best offer (863)675-4970 Iv msg plicant, exclusive of confidential records under Section 403.111, FS. Interested
Sealed BidNewhomesand Manufactured LIQUIDATION 863-234-3470 CONTRACT NO EF63-R COUNTY Okeechobe: D FUNS): FINANCIAL PRO persons may contact the Permitting Authority'sprojectreview engineer foraddi-
acreage homestes n the SALE! Call for FREE Color JECT NO 420906-1-72-01 Work consists of Roadside Mowing and Litter Remov- tional information atthe address orphone number listed above.
Blue Ridge Mountains of VA. Brochures! (800)622-2832 eu.oie $o rW e lulia. A too365 dCalendarDays)l NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Gary Burnet,
Sold "AS IS", 30-day close. (863 6104 arbum t state fl us BUDGET UNT $160,00.00 tent to issue an irermi to the applicant for the project described above. The
0Restrictive Covenant Com-" (a ....... -- (HIVCONTRACT NO. E1F64-RO) COUNTY Sarasota and Manatee: (D FUNDS): FINAN- applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equip-
Resrictive Covenant Com- CIAL PROJECT NO 414925-1-72-01 & 414926-172-01 Work consists of Edging meant will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply w ll
munity. Deadline May 27th RD RON 4 and Sweein onthe Pmar System. (Approx365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PRO- appropiat provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 2-296, and
For details (800)420-2278 blue, exc: cond., $3300. 1 I] A JECTMAAGER:Art Ha1 941a3597312 62-297, EA.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance
or visit www.Stoneridge- th' Automobiles 400c $3hurhall(dot stat flus BUDGETAMOUNT$235,000.0. with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an ad-
or visit www.Stoneridge- _______ Automobiles 4005 863-234-3470 --. .athurhall@dot statefl us UDGETAMOUNT $235,000.00. ministrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES. or unless
bentmtn.com.I I I Autos Wanted 4010 (CONTRACT NO. E165-RO COUNTY Glades and Hendry: (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL public comment received in accordance with this notice results ina differentdeci-
TENNESSEE/Y Classic Cars 401 Public Notice 5005 ROJECT NO 414901-1-2-01 & 414902-1-72-01 Work consists of Maintaining sionorasigniicantchangeoftermsorconditions.
KTENNESSEE/KENTUCKY a Boats 3005 Commer i Trucks 4021 State Publi State Highway Lighting System. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT t itten co e
LAKEFRONT Porview rivaetr e lake-ts. R olling Ca ersRV 3010 Costr ucn ks 402 Legal Notice 5500 MANAGER: John Anderson, (863) 674-4027 iohn andersondot state I us Commenl. me ermiting Ahoity wil accept written comments cnceming the
front or view retreat. to g Campers 3010 Co nstruction BEDLINER for full size Ford BUDGETAMOUNT$40,000.00. proposed Draft Permit for a periodof fourteen (14) days from the date of publica-
h is, mild climateats. 1 to ov er Jet kii RVs 3015 Equipment 405 BEDLINER for full size Ford tion of this Public Notice. Written comments must be provided to the Permitting
i s mild C $le On Mr Jt cis 30 EuipmenCars 40) Pick up Truck, excel. $100 CherL. Sanchous Authority at the above address. Any written comments filed will be made
40 acre sites from $40K. On Marine Accessories 3020.1aCherylL.) r available for public inspection. It wimten comments received result in a significant
the border 90 in to Nash- Marine Miscellaneous 302 e Drive 35 or best offer (863)763-6747 D" istrtContracts Admintraor n, to 1 i i s I l I rt -halrevise te esrt Pericnt
ville. Phase II selling now! Motorcycles 3030 Heavy Duty Trucks 4040 BUGGY PARTS, 4spd. trans., iii
Owner (866)339-4966. Sport Vehicles .ATVs 3035 Parts Repairs 4 5 new 12 1/2 ft. step-in frame & IN THE CIRCUITCOURT FOR Peitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed per-
Pickup Trucks 4050 4 tires with rims, 38x12.5x15. GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA mitffing decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with
TN- Swan Ridge Lake Resort Sport Ut y 055 PROBATE DIVISION GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Sectons 120.569 and 120.57, S. The petition must contain the information set
Swan Ridge Lake Resort Sport Utility 4055 $1000 neg. (863)673-1501 File No.: 2006-CP-40 NOTICE OF forth below and must be filed with (received by) the Departments Agency Clerk in
on Dale Hollow Lake, a pri- Tractor Trailers 4060 2006 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING & the Office of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection at
vate, gated community. En- BRUtility Trailers 4065 CHEVY CAVALIER RIMS, (4) INRE:ESTATEOF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida
joy the best of both worlds... Vains 4070 and winston, winner gets tires RETAJANEJOHNSON 32399-3000. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written
ke ew and Mountain- CAROLINA SKIFF- '01, P215/60R/14, asking $150 AKARITAJANEJHNSON NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be filed within fourteen (14) days of
ke-View ad Mou ain- C A S F- '1, 17, P21560 14, asking $15 Deceased. the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL OISTRICT that, pursuantto applicable laws, a publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs
View Homesites. Excellent cond. Includes trailer, (863)261-1968 meeting of the landowners of the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will tirst. Under Section 120.60(3), ES., however, any person who asked the Permit-
(931)243-4871 $59www. an- 00np uzuki 4 s e m634232 or. MIRRORS: Set, Stock, Electric (SummaryAdmlnlstratlon) lance Sugar MillRoad, Belle Glade, Florda, forth following purposes: days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner
dgeeve/defrost. For 2004 Dodge 1: Electing Supervisor(s); shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at
VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres With JAVELIN-17', 150 hp Mercury $500 Police Impounds, Cars Truck. $100. (772)201-5689 DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES- landowners may determine; and time period shall conotihle a waiver of that person's right to request so admls-
VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with JAVELIN- 17', 150 hp Mercury $500 Police Impounds, Cars ruck. $100. (772)201-5689 TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the timeoffl failure fany prson tofile ap to win eapprofls
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES- landowners may determine; anit time period shall cons~tte a waiver of that person's right to request an adminrs-
frontage n very large pris- motor. Trailer included. from $500! Tax Repos, US DFF 85" G $150 or TATE: 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting trade determination(heain) derSecton 120.569 and 120.57, S., or to in-
tine creek, very private, ex- $4500. or best offer Marhal an IRS sales! CarsM, $150 or ou are hereby notified that an Order of The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence Immediately thereafter and the tervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent
tine cree, very private, ex- $4500. or best ofer. Marshal and IRS sales s, best offer. Call summary Administraon hasbeea n purpose of ths meeting s to approve the budget and settle non-advalorem a- intervenon wil be only at the aprova of thepresiding officer upn the ilng of a
S enfishing, canoeing, (863)983-9908 Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, (863)467-8856. teredintheestate ta Jane John- sessment rate for Fiscal Year 2006-27 and to transact any and all business that motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.C.
good access, near New Riv- PROJECT BOAT, Mustang 24' Hondas, Chevy's and more son a/k/a/ Rita Jane Johnson, may come beforethe Board.
er Trail State Park, $39,500. For listings Call RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" deceased, File Number 2006-CP-40, If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authoty's action
Owner (866)789-8535 with metal cradle it sits o. (800)425-1730ext.2384. 7 1/2, brand new, never n by the Ciuit Court for Glades County, respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/sh e will need a record of is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of
Need to move, its in the way. (800)425-1730 ext2384 71/2", brand new, never orida Probate Division, the address te proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a each agency affected and each agency's ile or identification number, if known;
ww.mountainsofVA.com. (86)6129233 truck, asking $700. ofwhich is Post Office Box 10,Moore verbatim record of theproceedings isde, which record includes the testimony () The name, address and telephonenuber of the p owner; the name address
$500neg. (863)612-9233 CHEVY CAVALIER, 96 Auto- (863)697-3865 Haven, Florida 33471; that the dece- and evidence upon which the appeal isto be based, and telephone number of the peioners representative, if any, which shall be the
Western New Mexico 2 Sea Ox, 20', c/c, fish finder, matic, V6 2 2d drr een (863)697 Mdae, o death was Octobe Pursuant to the provisions fthe Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requir- address for ervic purposes during thecourse o the proceeding; and an expla-
74 Acre Ranch i s$129,990 CD2c k1 w/ f 250. C all TIRES (5) 1" Mihln 005; that the total value of thestate ing special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disabilt nation o how the petitonert substantial rights will be affected by the agency de-
Mt. views, trees, rollinghills 175 Suzuki, w/trlr good a'c $150. al TIRES 5 17", Michel inlessthan$75,000 and thaithe phyaccalipairment should contacted i the tcts Afton, Charles F Schoech, terino; c Astaement of how and when the petitioner received notice of the
as nredland, li ., $5700 or best offer. (239) 657-4348. Heavy Duty, for Dodge 2004, name andaddress e f 655-620 atleatfive (5)calendardayspiortotheMeeting. agency acon or proposed aon; d) statement of disputed issues of mate-
pastureland, (302)875-5511 CHEVY MALBU '97, Runs 8 wheels. Less than 2K. whom has been assigned by such DATEthis12thdayof May, 2006.ria fact If there arenone,the peton mst so state; (e A concise statement of
LMat 6,700 P icturesque homesite-good, needs some ork. Ask- $60 (772)201-5689rderaBy: Charles E Schoech, Esq. rant reversal or medication of the agency proposed action; A statement of
back riding, hiking, hunting. ing $800 or best offer. TONEAU COVER, Fiberglass, Name Address 134905 BGS5/18/06 the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modiica-
back riding, hiking, hunting. ing 800 or best offer. TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass, on of the agency's proposed action; and (g) statement of the relief sought by
Perfect family ranch, elec- (863)261-1968 fits 2001-03 F150 Super SandraA.Hamiton the pestioner,statng preciselyth action. te wihetsthe gency Ithe
tricity. 100% financing. TRAVEL TRAILER, 1977 28', CHRY. NEW YORKER- '87- Cr(ew8 Asking L450 negF 135L 3 5 e NOTICEDOFeCORECTIONA m ateriealspfacts upon hi e Poermittingn Authritys on tintis baede shall state
NALC (866)365-2825 no a/c, fair condition, $650. good on gas, clean, must be (863)763-2666 tht ch facts are in dis o ad erwise shall contain the same inoatio
Call 863-357-2988. seen! 3602 SE 23rd Ave TRANSMISSION Rebuilt MichaeleneGraydon The SouthFlorida Water Management hereby gives notice of correction to the loca- as setforth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301,A.
Cal8633572988 seen!! 3602 SE 23rd Ave TRANSMISSION Rebuilt 6412N.W.2nd Place tion of the public hearing on the adoption of the proposed amendments to Rules Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
Al $2495 (863)763-5987 7004R, $300 or best offer. Miami, Florida 33150 40E-1.021, 40E-1.5095, 400-1.511, 40E-1.603,40E-1.6058, 40E-1.6065, action, the fiing of a petition means that the Permitting Authority's final action
HFLEETWOOD '92-2dr, SW ed- Call (863)467-8856 0E-161 40E-1.6107, 4E-1.615, 40E-4021 40E-4.091 40E-4.101, may different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Is-
8Lee D. Wieiams 40E-4.321, 40E-4.381, 40E-61.020, 40E-61.031, 40E-61.042, 40E-61.321, sue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such
tion, new starter, brakes & TRANSMISSION, Heavy Duty, 1501 PinerestcircleA 40E-61.381, 40E-400.211, 40E-400.475, A.C., to corporate provisions to a- final decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to peti-
S5TH WHEEL PLATE- for ick- headliner. Runs, looks great. Dbl. Clutch, 10 spd. Spicer. Juper, Florida33458 cow noticing divery and receipt of doceumentsthrough electronic media. eT tin tobecome a partytothe proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set
Sp truck, $125 $2400 neg. (772)284-1194 Recently rebuilt. Only $850. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI- amendments Is: BROWARD C OUNTY C ENTION CENTER, 1950 Eisenhowerove.
(863)467-1032 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 (863)673-5852/612-5413 FIED THAT Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316. The time and date of the hearing, June 14, Mediaton: Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 91 All creditors of the estate of the decedent 2006, beginning at 9:00 a.m., remains the same. 136577 CN 5/25/06
Mobile Home Lots 2005 V6, auto, good shape, needs VOLVO GLE 740 '85- body and person having claims or de-
Mobile Home Prts 2010 transmission, $300. Call d n mans against the estate of the dece- Itf more Information is needed, please contact Ronda Wise, South Florida Water
Mobile Home Parts 2010 ] i transmission, $300. Call good, engine needs wiring, dent other than those for whom Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 3341 6-4680, tele-
Mobile Homes Rent 2015 (239) 657-4348. parts only $300 firm provisionfor fullpayment wasmadein phone 1-800-432-2045, ext 6500 or 561-682-6500 (internet: HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
bile H 0 SEA-DO.BOMADIER, Runs (863)467-8041 the Order of Summary Administration rwise@sfwmd.gov). For procedur;i .u.....i .l:- .'. F. i. NOTICEOF'
gt.obil new trailer. $1000. must file their claims with this court gal, South Florida Water Managem-r i. i L...I :I '. :" I ,. r .i. a, .., 2006 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
Snew-0 tra r $ When you want something WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FL33416-4680,telephonel-800- ..v':.i.'....' :.i .-r.-' BOARDOESUPERVISORSMEETING ..
S(772t 12.304 sold, advertise In the FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE (internet:jsluth@sfwmd.go ov). NOTICE IS HEREB
M oClasslleds. FLORIDAPROBATECODE. 135915 ON/CGS5/25/06 'NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
a l. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO the HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuantto applicable
Grab a brgin hrnm your CHEVY 3500 1990, 1 Ton, FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. laws, a meeting of the landowners of the HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE S T will be held on Monday, June 5, 200 at 2:00 p.m. atthe Sugar Cane
Mobile Home, '93, need some neighbor's garage, Crew Cab, 8 Ft. Utility. Bed, CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANYCLAIM TWENTIETHJUDICIALCIRCUIT,N AND TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, estSugar House Road BelleGlade, Florida, for
inid3 BOATTRAtt, basement or clos- 0ew paint& clean. $4750. FILED TW (2 YA O MORE AF FORCHARLOTTECOUNTY,FLORIDA AND FOR HENDRYCOUNTY, FLORDA lhtflnwinqpr r
(239)657-4122 wthwork, $3500. B TRAILe.$200 (239)410-3784 In today's classfleds. (239)463549 TER THE DCEDENT'S DATE OF CIVILACTION .
239657-4122 w e$200 (239)410-3784 today's eTHISBARRED.Hall, GMC MORTGAGE PORATIO F/K/A 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
FORD)6574'93The dte o0rst-blication of thi Notice fftny l GMC MORTGAGE CORPORATION PFll/A landowners may determine; and
FORD F10 '94, Bedliner, tool- is May 25th,06 Le GMAC MRTGAGE CORPORATIN OF Trasactingsuch otherbusinessasmayproperlycomebeforethemeeting
b,3. Transacting such other business as may propedy come before themeeting.
box, new tires, tow package. Respondent PA, The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
Runs great, very lean. $4500 Person Giving Notice: Plaintiff purpose of this meeting is to approve the budget and set the non-ad valorem as-
S.a nderdleram DNOTICE OF ACLTION FOR ROBBIE S. PINEDA, atat maycome beforenthe Board.
T^ t J ^ 7 ^f I dY D Ior best offer (863)885-2445 sandra n .Hamin NOTICEOF ACTION FOR RsOBBl CaseN .d 126-CA sessment rate fore Fiscal Year 2006-2007 and to transact any and all business that
I D FS new m Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33315 RDefendant(s) If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with
FORDF50 9 wm AttomeyforPersonal Representative: TO:Leslie K. Webb NOTIC CTI respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a record of
tor/trans, 7" lift, 35" tires, AlisonC.Hussey 215 Pine CrestAvenue N the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a
step bars, lights, brush Atom Pe ner Moore Haven, FL33471 TOROBBIEPINEDveatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
Florida ar No. 116165 TO: ROBBIE S. PINEDA and evidence upon which th appeal is to be based.
guard, chip, exhaust, rear AVESELAWFIRM YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has LASTKNOWN ADDRESS: Pursuant to the provisions ofthe Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
springs, sound system, tool RO.Drawer220 been filed against you and that you are 425 WestTrimidad Avenue ing special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability
springs, sound system, tool P.O. Drower 2280 been filed against you and that you are Clewiston, FL 33440 or bysicul impairment should contact the Oihtcf's Atorney, Chades F Schoech,
box, tinted. Great condition 461 S. Main Street required to serve a copy of your writ- ewiston, FL 3344hyal impairment should contact the District's Attorney, Chares Schoech,
$9500neg.(772)409-318at 561) 655-0620 atleastfive (5) calendar days priorto the Meeting.
$9500 neD. (772)409-3182 LaBe, FL L33975 ten defenses, if any, toiton Tiffany CURRENTADDRESS: UNKNOWN At s1 2 atleatfva 1caendardayprirtotheMeeting
Telephone No.: (863) 675-5800 Hall whose address is 500 WC Owens. CURRENT AD D UNKNOWN ATE this 12th day of May, 2006.
FORD F50 XLT, '89, 2wd, 1324GS 5/6/106 O. Box 88, Clewiston, FL 33440) ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES By:CharlesSchoechEsq.
on or before and file te odginal wit CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, 134860 BGS 5/18/06
new tires, clutch, great INTHECIRCUIT COURTOFTHE the clerk ofths court, before service AND AGAINST THE HEREH NAMED
s ha pe, $2500. TWENTETH JUDICIALeCIRCUIT IN AN on Petition or Immediately thereafter. If ALDEFENAN ARE
S(863 )635-1144 I LAE S Cl to do so, a default may be NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
CIVILACTIOSE entered against you for the relief de WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
FORD F150 XLT '91- runs & DSON mandedInthe petlon. MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the South Florida Water Management District has
looks good, new tires & Copies court decent In Ihi ES, HEIRS; DEVISEES, OR OTHER cancelled the following rule development workshops to amend Chapters 40E-21
bra0kS good new tires & DEUTSCHE BANK ATIONAL TRUST court documents n this CLAIMANTS and 40E-22, F.A.C., that were scheduled for the purpose of updating the Districs
Brakes, AC, tool box, long COMPANYas, including orders, are available I rules concerning management of available water supplies during brought condi-
bed, $2500 (863)467-7838 AT TE, te Clrk theC Curt LAST KONAKNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ons prticulay in eight of the United State Arm Corps of Engineers' anticipated
fbed, $2500 (863)467-7838 ASTRSTEE, lice. You may review these docu- modiflcationtotheLakeOkeechobeeregulationschedule:
FORD F250 '91, With Reading vsmentsupon request. CURRENTADDRESS: UNKNOWN
utility bed. Rebuilt motor, as is. JUANA MARIAGARCIA,eat, You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit YOU AE NOTIFIED that an action to utM2006Headquarter, -1 Aud1:30-it3:30p.m.
S S S ff ^ ^ ^$3^^500enant(s) YOU ARE NOTIFIED th(3)7-4at an action to PtLACEioeriS wat geent Audotorium,
$3500 neg. (863)674-0416 s) ur office noled of yur current foreclose a mortgage on the following 3301 Gun Club Road. West Palm Beach, orida 33406
FORD RANGER XLP 88, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Cur property in HENDRYCounty, Florida: TIME AN DATE: MaySO. 2006, 1:00 3:00p.m.
RFNOTICE IS HEREY G N pursuant to a uture ppe Inth law CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED TIMEAND DATE: June 9, 2006, 1:00- 3:00 p.m.
(863)763-6747. sure dated Ma 09, 20d and entered med t the address on record at SEPTEMBER 7,1937, ACCORDING TO PLACE South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee Service Center, 205
MITSUBISHI P/U 88" Partition In Case No. 0-CA-295 of the Circuit therk'soffice. THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN North Parrtt Avenue, Suite 201 (Second Floor of Bank America Building), Okee-
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cr- PFLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 71 THROUGH chobee,Florida 34972
M8or Whole with title. Clean, curtI doWARNING: Rule 12.205, Florida Family 78 INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
or Whole with title. Clean in and for GLAES County Florida Lw Rules of Procedure, requires RECORDS O HENRY COUNTY THE PERSON TO CONTACT REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
Needs head ob. All there whereIn EUTSCHE BANK certaIn s om closure doc- FLORIOA. IS: Peter J. Kwaloski, P., Souh Florida te Management District, Pot
$600 Firm. (863)805-8789 TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, Is Tents and Infolrmalon. Failure no Office Boo 2460. West Palm Beach, FL 33416-46o0, telephone
the comIA ply can result is sanctis, I has been filed against you and you are 1-800-432-2045, extension 2547 or (561) 682-2547
TOOL BOX- diamond plate, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA- required to serve a coy of your writ- ntemet kwiat@swmdv)
good shape, silver, $50 TION SYSTEMS INC., AS NOMINEE pl ngsten defenses within 30 days after the 1366650ON 5/2 5/06
(863)467-7295 FOR FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN; DATED: 5/5/06 first publication, If any, on Echevarria,
are the Oefendants. I will sell to the CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Codlis & Stawlarskl, Plaintiffs attor-
TOYOTA '88, 4X4, lat bed, 4 highest and best.bidder for cash at BY: Deputy Cads nsywhose address is 9119 Cororate REQUEST FOR BIOS (RFB CNOBDB4S
TPlEr O GOTA'd ,y OUNT 14840cN5 ;1, Deputy 4e4 Lake Drive, Suite 30O, Tamp, R oda PICAYUNE STRANDRESTORATION FLPRAIRIE CANAL BACKFILLING,
ia ni e TOOT '8 4yl.,Flatbed ,4oSpEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY 1O44BCNS/18,25;6/1,8/06 33634 and flee origIn with this OLERCOUN FLORIDA
T i literd'j jcyl., 5 spd., good work or play COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the L 4 Drive te orida PICAYUNEOST R R OR N PLORIEA
Struck. 57k. $950 no g. 8th day of JUNE, 2006, the following Court either before service on Plain-
This little red wagon is one of a trio of clever, easy- (863)674-0874 decrbd property as set forth In sa IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O THE tis afomy or imediatelytherefter; The South Florid Water Management District will receive sealed bids though the
FRnalJudgmrent: TWENTIETH JUDICIALCIRCUITIN otherwise a default will be entered Proourement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301:Gun Club Road. West Palm Beach, orida
t- i a e p a a c "[eTOYOTA PU '88- 4X4, 5 SP, TheWant hlat B and all of Lots 6, AND FOR OLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA against you for the relief demanded in 33406, for Ptcayune Strand Restoration Prairie Canal Backfllling, Collier
S 7 and B' Block 14, Elly ef Mourn Case Nemar: 2005-27-DR the Complaint oe peltiian. County, FL on T esday, June 27, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local Bme, at which timely
to-build planter plans that can perk up a patio or with air, $2500 Haven as d ribed inthresedi e a d nce s sed lb ao b s at eg
backyard. The largest of the trio is patterned after a (863)632-9166 map of Moore Haven, accrdng to InRetheM of: & KIMBER week for to consecutive weeks inthe bakfllng, clearing grubbingaon arious ditches erms. move &
map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat WMHE R. CASTEN Husband & KIMBER- Clewlston News. regrade existing berms, install fourteen (14 new 30-ivch diameter reinforced
street-vendor's flower cart, and there is also a plan TRUCK BED- '95, F350 Dual Bk Pae 72, of the Public LYFAITH CASTEN, Wife WITNES my hand and the seal of this concrete pipe culverts & associated drainage ditches under existing roads. An
wheel. Excellepnts hape .C ty, Florids, ,ourllhslt Chdont ay of Msy,2006. aPmO.Nl MA Ha-ed Pads. 0 Golden w be h Bld Tur, Jtnes. FL 300. F1ord0
now known as Glades County, Florida. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION a.m. at Max HLsse Park, 3390 Golden Gates Blvd. W.s T aday, une 34120. For di-
for wheelarr w anter $500. or best offer. 370 Avenue Moor Haven, FL arbaraS. Butler rectionscall(239)597-1505x7603.Asteitwillimme telyfollow.
r a ee w p ier (863)261-4781 3347 W MAY HAND and the seal of this CASTENBy: A. Holsbeke All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
Recalling a less complicated time, these planters C eurtonsMay10, 200. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for DeptyCle ed respondents may ai the complete ao dress, by calling
dissolution of marriage, including 136553CN5/ (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
are sure to be conversation pieces. -The little red Joe Ci int t claims for dissolutt ion of marriage, public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the states of lls so-
r ,, n Clerkof the Circut Court payment of debts, division of real nad lcltatlon can be obtained at our website www sfwmd,oov
wagon measures about 20 inches square by 12 inch- FORD BRONCO, '93, engine By: Jenniervis person property, and for payments of NOTICEOFSALE 136398 CGS 5/25/0
e s e b t 0 c s u e y trouble, $800 as is. 1B4916d 5/256/1/06 DeputyClerk support, has been filed against yoe. TO:AlexlsPerez
e 13491N 525;6106 You are required to serve a copy of 1308Shannon Lane
Shigh 863-675-2759 or your written defenses, if any, to this Clewiston, FL 33440 PUBLIC NOTICE
es high. 863-599-1868 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE action on Ralph Elver, of Pavese Law You are hereby notified that the property Planning and Zoning Board Membership
m i i i e At le-b i TWENTIETH JUDICIALCIRCUITOF Firm, Petitioners attorney, whose ad- stored by you with Randy Ooyle&
The plan includes com plete step-by-step instruc- JEEP '95, 4 cyl., 5 speed. 8" FLORIDA, IN ANDFORHENDRY dress P. Drawer 2280, 461 Mn Rena issett, Unit #15 located at f you have the time and desire to actively participate toward making a positive dif-
5 litkit yo., bum pers. 8, COUNTY, FLORIDA Street, LaBelle, Florida 33975, on or 1801 Red Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. ference in the City of Clewiston, please accept this invitaton to complete an appli-
tions with photos for all three planterslift kit, custom bumpers. 8,000 CML DMSION before 6-9-06 and file the original with The Items are believed to be house- cation for appointment to the City Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z. his
tionspound wench, tow bar, CASE NO: 2006-274 DR the clerk of this court, at Glades hold and miscellaneous teams and will advisory board serves as a vital ink between the common and elected officials.
exploded drawings, m materials lists and more. 38.5x12.5 swamper buggers, INRECounty THEMARRAGEOFCourthouse, Avenue J Sue sold the highest idern for cash members meet gula(once a month to review appicaon for variances,
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF 102, oore Haven, FL, PO Box 10, at the above address on June 2, 2006, special exceptions, zoning changes, ant various other matters relating to ciy
488 gears. This Jeep will go MICHAEL HARTWICK, More Haven, FL 33471, either before at 11:00 a.m, along with the advertis- growth and development activity. Clewiston residents who are interested in serv-
anywhere. Asking $7500 Petioner/Husband service on PeWoners attorney or im- Ing costs in the amount of $363.80 mg on the P&Z may obtain the citizen board policy guide and application form at
Planter Trio plan (No. 661) $9.95 (863)763-3221 and mediately treafter; otherwise e- plus $39.68. We reserve the right to the City Hall, 115 West Ventur Avenue. For further information, please contact
ELIZABETH LEE HARTWICK fai wil he pnmd, nain t i fh refusen3 any and all bids. the City Hall staff at (863) 983-1484.


Animal Planters Package (No. C103) PlaintWife relief demanded in tho pe ...o. 136298 CN5/25;6/1/06 134520 CN5/18,25/06U
Ammal~ife Plntr P ck relief demanded in the potion.
Animal Planters Pac age (No. C103) AMENDED NOTICE OF SUIT WARNING: Rule 12.285 Florida Family
Threeother projects Law Rules of Procedure, requires cr-
Three other projects $21.95 DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 14X7, TO: ElzabethLee Hartwlck tain automatic disclosure of docu-
Residence Unlknown ments and information. Failure to
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) $2.00 4FT Sides, tailgate ramp, ex- Y HEREBY OTI a a plo- i n d- A
tra heavy duty, elec brakes YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIRFIED that a Pet- om misan orstriking fctleiings, RElu
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders) $1600 (863)234-1230 tion for Dissolution of Marriage has 0B Al A NEW SPIS.
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders) (beenfiled against you and you are re- DATED this 5th day of May, 2006
EQUIPMENT TRAILER 20'- quired to serve a copy of your written
EQUIPMENT TAILE defenses, if any, to t on Thomas JOEFLINT
Sor c it P tramps tool box, se neck Motgomery, Esquire, Attorney for Pe- Clerk of Crcuit Court
To order, circle itemss, Please be sure to 2 axles $2200 or best offer titioner, whose address is P.. Box JENNIFER BEVIS
clip & send w/check to: include your name, (863)697-9704 1510 Belle Glae, FL 33430, and file Deputy Clerk
the original with the Clerk of the 134562cgs5/18,25/2006
SINGLE AXLE TRLR- witht a 9' above-styled Court, in LaBelle, Hendry
cl send w hece y r na e SINGLE AXLE TRLR- with a County Florida, on or before May 29, IC
U-Bild Features address and the name of x 7' flat bed truck body on it, 2006 otherwise, a judgment against NOTICE
hand winch, 2 5/16 ball. you may be entered for the relief de- AUCTION on Friday, leads you to the best
5241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allw $7 ne (863)697-9704 mandedinthe Pettion. May 26,2006
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow $700 neg (863)697-9704 WARNING: Rule 12.285, Forda Family at9:00a.m.alt1233N.W.Avenue L, products and services.
Law Rules of Procedure, requires Belle Glade, Florida
Van N ,CA 9 4 1-.2 weeks for dl v certain automatic disclosure of docu.
VanNuys, CA 91405. 1-2weeksfordelivery. Love the earth Recycle ments and Inlormatlin. Failure lo PropertyofCandlceHager:
yOUP used items by sel- comply can result In sanctions, In- Clothes rack, dresser w/mlrror, night
r ca (800) 82-em In the cass- clung dismissal or a trlking of stand,fques bed Aeadboard,
Or call (800) 82-U -B ILD gods. NESS my hand and the seal of this
u-bild.com Court on April 19, 2006. Property of Patience Davis:
-bldWh.c dolg those chies 2 Big screen TV's, 26TV, living room
CLERK OF THE COURT sula, entertainment center coffeeta-
M money Back Guarantee Is doing you n, It's tn By:S. Hammond ble, end table, chairs, toys and misc.
to look for a helper h DEPUTY CLERK Items.
the lassifies. 133504 CGS 5/11,18,25;6/1/06 135045 BGS 5/18,25/06






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