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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 entertain-
ment, food and drinks, games,
a bounce house, water slides
and more. The movie "Big
SMama's House" will be shown
at 8 p.m. For more information
call Mr. Inman at 56-261-3160.

Church plans
celebration
The Belle Glade Church of
God will be having a 66th year
celebration on Sunday, June 4
beginning at 10:30 a.m. There
will be special guest and dinner
on the grounds. The church is
located at 301 SE Ave E, Belle
Glade. A singing will be held in
the afternoon featuring. Psalms
101. Everyone is invited to
attend. For more information
contact Rev. Rodney Norman at
(561) 996-2932.

Self improvement
classes planned
Self improvement classes
continue on June 3, 2006 at the
South Bay City Chambers for
the last Free Predatory Lending
Seminar for:the year from 10
a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3
p.m. A "Building your V\,ilih
Presentation" \\ill be featured.
Lunch will:be provided. Please
call to register a seat at Centro
Campesino (5611 996-3988.
Because of limited spacing; no
Children will be Allowed.

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 sup-
plies, give us their contact infor-
mation in Iraq. We want to
make sure our troops from the
Glades are receiving support
from their community. For
more information please con-
tact Elizabeth Cayson, Support-
Our-Troops Wish List Chairper-
son at (561)996-0129.

H.O.1PE
meetings set
Citizens of the city of South
Bay have recently formed a
group called H.O.P.E. "Helping
Others Pursue Equality." This is
due to the monthly increase in
our water and sewer bills and
will decide our course of action.
Meetings are scheduled the first
Wednesday of every month in
the Miracle by Faith Fellowship
Hall, 1035 N V. I Street, South
Bay. Your attendance will make
a difference.


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Opinion . . . .4
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Water park work continues


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
BELLE GLADE Although
officials had hoped to have the
aquatic facility in Pioneer Park
open by early June, actual con-
struction of the anticipated proj-
ect will push it back to later in
the summer.
Crews at the site have almost
finished construction of the
pool itself, but it does not seem
as though they will complete
the construction of the bath-


house building until perhaps
the end of July or the beginning
of August, according to Bill
Wilshire with the county's plan-
ning and design department.
"I don't know that we can
open the pool without the build-
ing," said Mr. Wilshire last
week. He said he expected a
revised schedule from the con-
tractor assigned the job.
According to Eric Call, the
county's assistant director of
parks and recreation, when fin-


ished, the facility should be one
more attraction for Pioneer Park
and the first aquatic park for the
Glades.
"It'll be a wonderful place for
families," said Mr. Call.
With summer here and local
children almost out of school,
locals are anxiously waiting for
the new park. The $2.5 million
park is on a much smaller scale
than other aquatic facilities on
the coast, but provides a good
outlet for children in the area.


Graduation Day: Commencement ceremony


INI,'Jose Zaragoza
Pahokee Middle/Senior High School grads took center stage last week May 23 during
the school's commencement ceremony. A total of 131 students made up the school's
2006 graduating class.


Glades Day School's students in Belle Glade thanked their parents and their teachers
for supporting them through school. Last Friday at the school's graduation ceremony,
the group talked about their future plans for college and beyond.


First proposed by Palm
Beach County Commissioner
Tony Masilotti who wanted
residents to have a park all their
own instead of having to drive
out to the coast the park, will
feature a 25-meter swimming
pool and slides. A splash pad for
smaller children will also be in
the facility.
Belle Glade officials have
publicly thanked Commissioner
Masilotti for expanding the ini-


tial concept for a splash pad at
Pioneer Park into the full aquat-
ic park.
The aquatic park will com-
plement many of the amenities
now available at Pioneer Park:
sports fields, picnic areas, play-
grounds and a walking trail
used daily by many residents.
The county will also take
charge of maintaining the facili-
ty, since it is located on county-
See Park Page 12


Rec program



gears up for



summer


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
SOUTH BAY With the
school year quickly winding
down, the area recreation pro-
grams are shifting into gear to
provide worthwhile activities
for the children through the
summer months.
One of the programs work-
ing hardest is South Bay's.
The recreation program in
South Bay, \vhich was non-
existent onl a tew' years ago,
has worked tirelessly this year
to prepare a summer camp
that will serve approximately
100 of the city's school-aged
children.


According. to Recreation
Director Charles Inman, the
department has been planning
the summer camp schedule
since January. Months later, he
is happy with how well the
plans have turned out.
"This year, .we're at-full
throttle," Mr. Inman said.
The department is relying
heavily this year on a new
.acquisition, a 47-passenger
charter vehicle, to transport
the children to and from desti-
nallons the recreation
director promises m[ere will be
many destinations
Among the assortment of
See Gears Page 12


Renovation at


Pahokee library



progresses


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
PAHOKEE The Loula V.
York Library in Pahokee is
nearing completion in its ren-
ovation work and officials
with the county's library sys-
tem are hoping that the
branch will open its doors in a
few months.
With students out for the
summer, officials are hoping
that the renovations will be
completed before the summer


is gone, or perhaps before
then.
The hurricane last year
pushed the work back some-
what, leaving residents with-
out an open facility for slightly
longer than had been antici-
pated. The building was
closed last year, in November,
and work at the site has been
continual.
The hurricane damaged the
See Library -Page 12


Pioneer Park kids


celebrate their year


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun
BELLE GLADE Students
at Pioneer Park Elementary in
Belle Glade did something last
Friday that most kids only
dream of doing: they dunked
one of their principals in water
to celebrate the end of the
school year.
Debbie Battles, assistant
principal at Pioneer Park,
braved the cold water to enter-
tain the line of kids waiting
with softballs in their hands to
hit the target that pulled her,
time and again, into the water.
Because the students
worked so hard all year, and
because they deserved a little
fun in exchange, the students
at Pioneer Park were treated to
a carnival at their school last
Friday.


Instead of hall monitors,
colorful cartoon characters
roamed the school, interrupt-
ing classes and taking control
from the teachers to put a
smile on children's faces.
The carnival featured all
manner of attractions for the
children, with several bounce
houses, games and other activ-
ities to round out the fun. In the
library, children were treated to
readings by authors of chil-
dren's books and sat spell-
bound as the books were
brought to life by the very voic-
es that created them. Glori Mul-
ligan, a South Florida author,
read her book "A Dragon's Tail"
to students throughout the day.
It was a reward to students
for having worked hard.
See Carnival Page 12


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A student with a sharp aim makes a perfect pitch and dunks Assistant Principal Debbie
Battles at a carnival at Pioneer Park Elementary.


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Obituaries '
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Robert D.
McQueen, Sr.
Robert D. McQueen, Sr., age 74,
died on May 26, 2006 in Indianapo-
lis. Mr. McQueen retired in 1985
after 35 years of service at Western
Electric as a Department Chief.
Since retirement, Mr. and Mrs.
McQueen divided their time
between Indianapolis and Florida.
He was a member of St. Roch
Catholic Church in Indianapolis.
Mr. McQueen also served at St.
Joseph the Worker Catholic
Church in Moore Haven. A self-less
volunteer, Mr. McQueen was a
charter member of the Buckhead
Ridge Florida Knights of Columbus
3rd Degree.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, DeVere and Martha Lucille
Bettcher McQueen and one grand-
son, Thomas Q. McQueen. He was
the beloved husband of 57 years to
Patricia A. Bickers McQueen and
the father of seven precious chil-
dren, Carolyn Sharp, Robert D. and
(Lynette) McQueen, Jr., Donald
and (Monika) McQueen, Nancy
and (Ronald) Butler, John J.
McQueen, Larry and (Robin)
McQueen, and Patricia L.
McQueen. He is also survived by 18
grandchildren, 10 great grandchil-
dren and 14 nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of Paul and
(Trae) McQueen; brother-in-law of
Betty and the late, Alan Hussion,
and Wesley and (Carlene) Bickers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated on Tuesday, May 30,
2006 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Roch
Catholic Church. Friends may call
on Monday, May 29, 2006 from 4


until 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O'Riley
Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St.,
Indianapolis, Ind. where morning
prayers will be said on Tuesday,
May 31 at 10:30 a.m. prior to Mass.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the St. Joseph Catholic
Worker Church Food Pantry, PO
Box 1109,1800 US 27 North, Moore
Haven, FL 33471.
Marion
Stanley Newton
Marion Stanley (Stan) Newton,
age 62, a resident of Lakeport since
1998, died on Wednesday, May 24,
2006. He was born on June 29,
1944 in Ft. Myers, and was an Army
Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Sally
Rider Newton, of Lakeport; his
three sons, Gary (Jennifer) Homes-
Newton of Lakeport, Kevin (Aman-
da) Zarrella of Lakeport, and Jeffrey
(Yabel) Zarrella, also of Lakeport.
He is also survived by his two
daughters, Ronnica (Rob) Stanley
of Nashville, TN, and Lainne (Kyle)
Kitterman of Lakeport; along with
grandchildren, Julia, 18, Jocelyn,
13, Ariel, 12, Jordon, 7, Chelsey, 11,
Taylor, 7, Aaron, 7, Legacy, 5,
James, 4 months, and one on the
way. In addition, he is also survived
by three brothers and two sisters.
The family will receive friends
from noon until 1 p.m. on Monday,
June 5, at the Maple Grove Baptist
Church, 1210 E. S.R. 78 N.E., Lake-
port. Memorial services will follow
at 1 p.m. Pastor Scott Garvin will
officiate.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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summer from Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania. They also
hope to challenge local businesses and individuals to help
pitch in as well with donations and volunteer time.


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Eric and Ashley Greer
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Ashley Birdsong Hall, formerly
of Clewiston, and Eric Justin Greer
were married April 8 at River Palm
Cottages and Fish Camp in Jensen
Beach. The bride is the daughter of
David and Kay Hall of Ft. Pierce,
and the groom is the son of Kathy
Bean of Salisbury, Mo., and the late
Rick Greer.
Bridesmaids included Cristina
Howard of St. Louis, Mo., Amanda
Woods and Summer liams of
Kansas City, Mo., Mary Middleton
of Columbia, Mo., and the groom's
sister Courtney Bean of Salisbury.
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Salisbury, and the groomsmen
Were Jason Stanek of Columbia,
Scott Fielder of Medford, Ore., and
the bride's brother David J. Hall of
Gainesville. The ceremony was
performed by the bride's uncle,
Kim Birdsong, of Sedalia, Mo.
The bride, a 2000 graduate of
LaBelle High School, graduated
from the University of Missouri's
School of Journalism in 2003, and
is currently an ABC News
anchor/reporter for KDRV-TV in
Medford, Ore. The groom, also a
graduate of the University of Mis-
souri, is a manager with Enterprise
Car Rental in Medford, where the
couple will reside.


CREW has been helping people
throughout our community
(Hendry and Glades counties) and
identifying others who need help
for several months. Over the next
three months, CREW has already
scheduled three volunteer crews
from Lakeland, Florida,' Pennsylva-
nia, Ohio and Indiana who are vol-
unteering their time, donating sup-
plies and paying their own
transportation and personal
expenses to come to our commu-
nity to help rebuild homes and
mend lives. CREW has identified a
lot of people with needs. It will take
a long time to meet these needs.
Obviously the more volunteers and
the more donations; the quicker
this process will be. Many other
long term recovery groups that
have helped communities like ours
recover ha'e- found it takes years.
CREWexpects the same.
I wanted to take the time to
acknowledge the many people
who have helped get us to where
we are today. It is important that the
community knows how local indi-
viduals and business have helped,
as well as those from far away.
Crystal Strickland, Patricia and
David. Adams, AGAPE home, and
Babcock Furniture donated mat-
tress for people whose mattresses
were destroyed in the hurricane.
Rawl's Real Estate donated office
furniture. The Career and Service
center has donated office equip-
ment and supplies. Blue tarps were
donated from.the Core of Engi-,
neers, New Harvest Church, and
the First United Methodist Church.
Lumber was donated by Ronald
Rounds, who also volunteered
time and skilled labor. Bentley Kill-
mon donated use of truck. Carson
Killmon, Miguel Herrera and Tracy


Rounds donated time and labor.
Veronica Gambel donated dry wall
as did Davidson's Dry Cleaners
who also generously donated pan-
eling and carpet. David and Tommy
McClussky donated time and labor.
Wanda Banks donated a hot water
Sweater: David Adams volunteered
time and skilled labor and use of
materials. The City of Clewiston has
provided us office space, and City
Building and Zoning Department
has provided invaluable advice and
feedback for us as we prepare to
help clients rebuild their homes.
The First United Methodist Church
also has donated a lot of time, food,
and office space and office supplies
and covered a lot of our start up
costs, as well as hosting several vol-
unteer groups. Pastor and Kathy
Hicks, of this same church, also
provided numerous hours of vol-
unteer time and professional
expertise, as well as furniture. The
Community Presbyterian Church
donated a Shed and volunteer time.
The First Baptist Church donated
time and labor.
In addition, we have lots of
exciting things happening. We are
hoping t: assist at least 5 families
living in c'._ridldrrined trailers apply
for new donated ones, assist a vol-
unteer group and family build a
home from the ground up, repair .
'interior damage for those whose
insurance only covered their roofs,
repair and replace roofs, referral
and advocacy as well as case man-
agement services to families, edu-
cation, and many other services.
We have volunteer groups coming
in from Lakeland, Ohio, Indiana
and Pennsylvania. We also hope to
increase our volunteer labor by
recruiting local individuals and
organizations to assist as well.


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Farming vital to state's e


By MaryAnn Morris
Historically, Florida has
always been all about agricul-
ture, from drainage pioneer,
Hamilton Disston in the 1800s,
to sugar pioneers, Edwin Mott
and the Fanjul family. Farmers
came from the "dust bowl" of
the mid-west in the 1930s and
before.
Some of the state's first set-
tiers were cattle ranchers in the
1800s. These tough pioneers
rounded up the scrub cattle they
found in Florida. The cattle were
descended from the cattle left by
SSpanish explorers in the 1500s
and 1600s. Early Floridians
turned the wild cattle into a busi-
ness, driving them to the west
coast of the state to be shipped
to Cuba for beef. They also pro-
vided meat for Confederate
Troops during the Civil War.
SAgriculture is a very prof-
itable business in Florida. In
2003, 30 percent of the land in
the state was farmed, according
Sto the U.S. Department of Agri-
Sculture (USDA). With year-
Saround warm temperatures and
50-some inches of rain, Florida
is ideal for many crops. In addi-
Stion, North Florida's Thorobred
horse industry has produced 86
equine millionaires, including
1978's Triple Crown winner,
Affirmed.
Agriculture made a $62 bil-
lion impact on Florida's econo-
my in 2003 according to the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services
(FDACS). The industry accounts
for 648,000 total jobs and $6.4
billion in actual production.
Greenhouse/nursery opera-
tions account for $1.6 billion;
tomatoes, $516 million; cattle,
more than .$348 million; and,
sugarcane, $560 million.
Florida produce finds its way
Into nearly every household in
the U.S. and has agricultural
trade with over 100 foreign
countries generating $1.3 billion
in cash receipts. (FDACS)
All those agriculture indus-
tries require water.
Virtually all Florida's water
comes from rain. There are no
Sspring-fed underground rivers
Here just rain that falls on the
' ground and people who use it.
People use -it to drink, wash
laundry and cars, water lawns,
Sand grow vegetables, fruit trees,
landscape plants and sugarcane.
Water in Florida can be found
, in two places: ground water
(underground aquifers) which
Supplies 62 percent of the state's
water needs and surface water
(lakes and the canals that flow
from them), which supply the
Remaining 38 percent. Water sci-
entists and managers have
. developed. classifications for
i working with water data: Public,
S(water plants for homes, busi-
nesses, etc), and self-supplied,
agricultural, commercial
(includes mining), recreational
S(golf courses, for instance), and
I power generation..
Only some is metered; most
is estimated, based on a "factor"
F a number value proven by use to
represent the actual amount
used.
Ground water is used for 92
percent of the state's drinking
water.
Power plants and irrigation
consume 82 percent of the sur-
face water used.
Most of the surface water is
from managed canals and lakes,
such as Lake Okeechobee,
which supplies Glades, Hendry,
Martin,Palm Beach and St. Lucie
counties, the Caloosahatchee
River (Glades, Hendry and Lee
counties). A large percentage of
the water that is flooded onto
fields or groves is not absorbed
and is purnped back into canals
or ditches for later use.
Although public '(water
plants) and domestic (from
wells) water use has increased
due to population increases, the
per capital (per person) use has
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Farms in the South Florida Water
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PALM BEACH $760 million 534,000 acres
$$$ Crops: veggies (sweet corn, rice), sugarcane and
nursery/greenhouse
Acres: 340,000 in sugarcane, 58,600 in veggies, (of which 26,000 is
corn and 14,000 rice)
*DADE $578 million 93,000 acres
$$$ Crops: veggies, greenhouse and nursery and fruit and some
livestock
Acres: 34,000 in veggies (of which 18,000 is snap beans, 7,200 avo-
cados, 5,300 squash), 6,100 nursery stock
HENDRY $376 million 552,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruits, veggies, hay and other, milk and bees
Acres: 105,000 in citrus, 72,000 sugarcane, 17,600 veggies
POLK $285 million, 620,000 acres
$$$ Crops: citrus, nursery/greenhouse and cattle
Acres: 117,000 in citrus
COLLIER- $268 million 181,000 acres
$$$ Crops: vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes,
greenhouse/nursery
Acres: 36,000 in citrus, 18,000 in veggies (of which 14,000 are toma-
toes)
e ORANGE $243 million 147,000 acres
$$$ Crops: citrus, nursery/greenhouse and cattle
Acres: 8,700 in citrus
e HIGHLANDS $236 million 577,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruits, nursery/greenhouse, cattle and bees
Acres: 81,000 in citrus, 1,500 in bulbs (flowers)
OKEECHOBEE $144 million 393,000 acres
$$$ Cattle, milk and some crops: melons and potatoes
Acres: 12,000 in citrus
MARTIN- $128 million 206,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruit, mainly oranges, nursery/greenhouse, cattle
Acres: 48,000 in citrus
ST. LUCIE $128 million 222,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruit and cattle
Acres: 93,000 in citrus
LEE $113 million 126,000 acres
$$$ Crops: nursery/greenhouse, fruit, aquaculture, livestock and
bees
Acres: 14,000 in citrus, 3,300 veggies (of which 1,800 were cucum-
bers)
GLADES $72 million 408,000 acres
$$$ Crops: hay and other and livestock
Acres: 8,600 in citrus
OSCEOLA- $65 million 653,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruits, nursery/greenhouse and cattle
Acres: Citrus 10,600
BROWARD $50 million 24,000 acres
$$$ Crops: nursery/greenhouse, vegetables and bees
Acres: 400 in citrus and 800 veggies
MONROE $3 million 102 acres
$$$ Crops: aquaculture, nursery/greenhouse and fruit (floraculture,
avocados, mangos)
Acres noted: "Cannot be disclosed"


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per day consumption in 1983 to
106 gallons per day in 2000. This
is due to more use of reclaimed
water (treated wastewater or
sewage) for irrigation of land-
scaping, more efficient water fix-
tures and increased use of
xeriscaping (grouping thirsty
plants together and using more
native plants) techniques for
landscaping.
Commercial water use,
broadly, is for general commer-
cial, 10 percent; food production
and manufacturing 6 percent;
Spulp and paper, 27 percent; and
mining, 33 percent. Polk County
is the largest commercial water
user in the South Florida Water
Management District. Water in
Polk County used for mining of
phosphate, sand and limestone
accounted (road building) for
the vast majority despite the
many citrus groves.
Recreational water use
includes watering grass in public
parks, playgrounds, athletic
fields, golf courses, green areas
on highways and cemeteries
and filling non-agricultural
ponds and swimming pools.
Agriculture, including water-
ing livestock, is the largest user
of water in Florida. About 48
percent of the state's total water
is used for agriculture.
Most of the water comes
from the Floridian aquifer, the
remainder from surface water:
Lake Okeechobee and its canals
in the Everglades Agricultural
Area (EAA) (Glades, Martin,
Palm Beach and St. Lucie coun-
ties) and the canals associated


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with the headwaters of the
Upper St. Johns River (Okee-
chobee and St. Lucie counties in
SFWMD). South Florida is inten-
sively irrigated for sugarcane,
citrus and vegetables to the tune
of 63 percent of the state's total
surface water withdrawals..
More than one-half the agri-
cultural acreage in farms is in
improved pasture, but almost
none of the pastureland is irri-
gated. More than 80 percent of
the remaining acreage (citrus,
sugarcane, nurseries/green-
houses and veggies) is irrigated.
Since the state's water supply
depends on rainfall, irrigation
depends on rainfall. But the drier
it is, the more farmers need,to
irrigate, not less. This irrigation
is for food and jobs, not for
esthetics, like lawns and land-
scaping; hence watering and
car washing restrictions during
droughts.
Agricultural use includes
watering to keep crops from
freeze damage. Ice stays at 32
degrees when a wind chill can
drop below that. Flooding the
fields during the off-season kills
insects and weeds and helps
reduce subsidence of the soil.
The rice crop grown on some
sugarcane fields reduces the
expense of running pumps and
building dikes to keep water on
the fields when flooding them.
Rice is profitable and rice
increases sugar yields by a
ton/acre the year following.
Palm Beach, Hendry, St.
Lucie Counties in SFWMD, plus
Indian River County accounted
for nearly one-half of the total
water used for agriculture in
2000, the last year published
data was found. Florida's sub-
tropical climate and mild win-
ters allow for early spring crops
and multiple crops each year,
and the State's proximity to east
coast markets allows fast ship-
ping.


Economy

The scientists looked at 28
specific cope types and broke
these into four main categories:
veggies, fruit, field, and orna-
mentals and grasses. Of these
four major types, fruit was the
largest user of water for irriga-
tion (47 percent) and citrus
accounted for 98 percent of that.
Field crops, including sugarcane
were the second largest user of
water, using nearly 26 percent.
Together citrus and sugarcane
accounted for 66 percent of the
acres irrigated and 68 percent of
the water used for agriculture.
Better methods of .farming
and irrigation have increased
Citrus trees/acre from 80 trees
per acre in 1970 to 130 trees per
acre in 2000 (Florida Agricultural
Statistics Service 2000), so the
acreage is less, but the fruit is
more. Micro-irrigation use is
increasing so more acreage is
irrigated efficiently and the more
wasteful flood irrigation is being
phased out as new groves use,
and old groves are changed
over, to micro-irrigation.
Harvested sugarcane acreage
has remained relatively constant
at 440,000 acres since 1994
according to the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
suuer Services (FDACS). Veg-
etable acreage has decreased
slightly, but acreage for orna-
mentals and grasses have
increased in the past 20 years,
driven by the development
industry. Sod and many land-
scape plants are needed for new
homes and businesses and they
require large amounts of water
to grow and maintain until sale.
Sugar refineries produce more
water, recovered from the cane
being processed, than they use.
Water discharged from agricul-
tural uses back into canals may
be later pumped back into culti-
vated acreage for re-use.
Most water for recreational
uses is for golf courses, which
use 72 percent of the recreation-
al water and 48 percent of the
reclaimed water. 61 percent of
recreational acreage is for golf
courses. Although golf courses
are designed with ponds to
catch runoff for re-use as well as
esthetics and water hazards.
The largest consumers of
water in Florida are agriculture
and recreation. This is mainly
due to high evapotranspiration
during hot, dry weather when
demands are high,
Because of changes to the
Florida environment, a program
of "Best Management Practices"
(BMP) has been implemented
by the watermanagement dis-
tricts, particularly SFWMD,
where the areas that drain into
the Everglades (watershed, or
basins) are concerned. BMPs are
five categories: nutrient control,
nutrient source, water manage-
ment, sediment control and pas-
ture management. The FDEP
(Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection, University of
Florida, Institute of Food and
agricultural Sciences and
landowners in the EAA financial-
ly sponsor research to monitor
the BMP program.
The 1994 Everglades Forever
Act targeted the reduction of
phosphorous in the water as key
to the ecological health of South
Florida. The Kissimmee River
Watershed, by way of the river
and Lake Okeechobee and
much area to the south of the
lake is monitored for phospho-
rus. The goal was to reduce
phosphorus by 25 percent.
Phosphorous has been reduced,
not by 25 percent, but by more
than 50 percent in the EAA since
the program's start.
Resources for this article
included: "Water Withdrawals,
Use, Discharge and Trends in
Florida, 2000," USGS and FDEP,
"Everglades Program Best man-
agement Practices Annual
Report, 2004," SFWMD, "2000
Census of Agriculture," USDA.


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May 25. Included were provisions
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program. The House version of
immigration reform contains no
guest worker provisions, instead
focusing more on enforcement.
The Senate version is similar
to the House bill in that they
both contain a provision man-
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which will be presented to the
president. Walter Kates, FFVA
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timing. "The longer it takes in
conference negotiations, the
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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
provided. Choose your hours
and the locations most conven-
i ent for you: Belle Glade, Paho-
kee, 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
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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.
As hurricane Frances and its
aftermath has heightened the
problems and stress level for
families in Palm Beach County,
the Youth Service Bureau wants
to reach out to those families
and offer the help of licensed
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
roo,.
Lactation Tea & Support
Group, meets the third Thursday
of each month at 9 a.m. For
more information, call (561)
586-BABY.
La Leche League of Palm
Beach County, meets the first
Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Call (561) 798-0922 for more
info.
Prostate Cancer Support,
meets the first Friday of the
month at 7 p.m. in the confer-
enceroom.
Your Bosom Buddies II
Breast Cancer Support, meets
the second Thursday "of the
month at 7 p.m. in the confer-
ence room.

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Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2006


A Proclamation by the Presi-
dent of the United States of Ameri-
ca
Throughout our history, the
men and women who have worn
the uniform of the United States
have placed the security of our
Nation before their own safety.
America will be forever grateful
for their service and sacrifice. On
Memorial Day, we honor those
who have paid the ultimate price
for our freedom.
Defending the ideals of our
Nation has required the service
and sacrifice of those from every
generation. From Valley Forge,
across Europe and Asia, and in
Afghanistan and Iraq, courageous
Americans have given their lives
so that others could live in free-
dom. These Soldiers, Sailors, Air-
men, Marines, and Coast Guards-
men took an oath to defend
America, and they upheld that
oath with bravery and decency.
They have liberated the
oppressed, spread freedom and
peace, and set a standard of


courage and compassion for our
Nation. All who enjoy the bless-
ings of liberty live in their debt.
This debt of gratitude extends
also to the families who stood by
our servicemen and women in
times of war and times of peace.
Each of the fallen has left behind
loved ones who carry a burden of
grief, and all Americans are
inspired by the strength of these
families.
At this important time in the.
history of freedom, a new genera-
tion of Americans is defending
our flag and our liberty. These
men and women carry on the
legacy of our Nation's fallen
heroes and demonstrate that the
United States Armed Forces
remain the greatest force for free-
dom in human history.
Those who lost their lives in
the defense of freedom helped
protect our citizens and lay the
foundation of peace for people
everywhere. On Memorial Day, a
grateful Nation pays tribute to
their personal courage, love of


country, and dedication to duty.
In respect for their devotion to
America, the Congress, by a joint
resolution approved on May 11,
1950, as amended (64 Stat. 158),
has requested the President to
issue a proclamation calling on
the people of the United States to
observe each Memorial Day as a
day of prayer for permanent
peace and designating a period
on that day when the people of
the United States might unite in
prayer. The Congress, by Public
Law 106-579, has also designated
the minute beginning at 3:00 p.m.
local time on that day as a time for
all Americans to observe the
National Moment of Remem-
brance.
NOW, THEREFORE, I,
GEORGE W. BUSH, President of
the United States of America, do
hereby proclaim Memorial Day,
May 29, 2006, as.a day of prayer
for permanent peace, and I desig-
nate the hour beginning in each
locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as
a time to unite in prayer. I also ask


all Americans to observe the
National Moment of Remem-
brance beginning at 3 p.m., local
time, on Memorial Day. I encour-
age the media to participate in
these observances. I also request
the Governors of the United States
and the Commonwealth of Puer-
to Rico, and the appropriate offi-
cials of all units of government, to
direct that the flag be flown at half
staff until noon on this Memorial
Day on all buildings, grounds, and
naval vessels throughout the Unit-
ed States, and in all areas under its
jurisdiction and control. I also
request the people of the United
States to display the flag at half
staff from their homes for the cus-
tomary forenoon period.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I
have hereunto set my hand this
sixteenth day of May, in the year of
our Lord two thousand six, and of
the Independence of the United
States of America the two hun-
dred and thirtieth.
George W. Bush


Memorial Day honors our war dead


Information courtesy the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Three years after the Civil War
ended, on May 5, 1868, the head
of an organization of Union veter-
ans the Grand Army of the
Republic (GAR) established
Decoration Day as a time for the
nation to decorate the graves of
the war dead with flowers. Maj.
Gen. John A. Logan declared that
Decoration Day should be
observed on May 30. It is believed
that date was chosen because
flowers would be in bloom all
over the country.
The first large observance was
held that year at Arlington Nation-
al Cemetery, across the Potomac
River from Washington, D.C.
The ceremonies centered
around the mourning-draped
veranda of the Arlington mansion,
once the home of Gen. Robert E.
Lee. Various Washington officials,
including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S.
Grant, presided over the cere-
monies. After speeches, children
from the Soldiers' and Sailors'
Orphan Home and members of
the GAR made their way through
the cemetery, strewing flowers on
both Union and Confederate
graves, reciting prayers and
singing hymns.
Local springtime tributes to
the Civil War dead already had
been held in various places. One
of the first occurred in Columbus,
Miss., April 25, 1866, when a
group of women visited a ceme-
tery to decorate the graves of Con-
federate soldiers who had fallen
in battle at Shiloh. Nearby were
the graves of Union soldiers, neg-
lected because they were the
enemy. Disturbed at the sight of
the bare graves, the women


placed some of their flowers on
those graves, as well..
Today, cities in the North and
the South claim to be the birth-
place of Memorial Day in 1866.
U Both Macon and Columbus,
Ga., claim the title, as well as
Richmond, Va. The village of
Boalsburg, Pa., claims it
began there two
years earlier. A
stone in a Carbon-
dale, Ill., cemetery
carries the state-
ment that the first Decoration Day
ceremony took place there on
April 29, 1866. Carbondale was
the wartime home of Gen. Logan.
Approximately 25 places have
been named in connection with
the origin of Memorial Day, many
of them in the South where most
of the war dead were buried.
Official Birthplace Declared In
1966, Congress and President
Lyndon Johnson declared Water-
loo, N.Y., the "birthplace" of
Memorial Day. There, a ceremony
on May 5, 1866, honored localvet-
erans who had fought in the Civil
War. Businesses closed and resi-
dents flew flags at half-staff. Sup-
porters of Waterloo's claim say
earlier observances in other
places were either informal, niot
community-wide or one-time
events.
By the end of the 19th century,
Memorial Day ceremonies were
being held on May 30 throughout
the nation. State legislatures
passed proclamations designat-
ing the day, and the Army and
Navy adopted regulations for
proper observance at their facili--
ties.
It was not until after World
War I, however, that the day was
expanded to honor those who


have died in all American wars. In
1971, Memorial Day was declared
a national holiday by an act of
Congress, though it is still often
called Decoration Day. It was then
also placed on the last Monday in
May, as were some other federal
holidays.
Some States Have Confederate
Observances Many Southern
states also have their own days for
honoring the Confederate dead.
Mississippi celebrates Confeder-
ate Memorial Day on the last Mon-
day of April, Alabama on the
fourth Monday of April, and Geor-
gia on April 26. North and South
Carolina observe it on May 10,
Louisiana on June 3 and Ten-
nessee calls that date Confederate
Decoration Day. Texas celebrates
Confederate Heroes Day January
19 and Virginia calls the last Mon-
day in May Confederate Memorial
Day.
Gen. Logan's order for his
posts to decorate graves in 1868
"with the choicest flowers of
springtime" urged: "We should
guard their graves with sacred vig-
ilance. ... Let pleasant paths invite
the coming and going of reverent
visitors and fond mourners. Let
no neglect, no ravages of time,
testify to the'lpresent or to' the
coming generations that wehave
forgotten as a people the cost.of a
free and undivided republic."
The crowd attending the first
Memorial Day ceremony at
Arlington National Cemetery was
approximately the same size as
those that attend today's obser-
vance, about 5,000 people. Then,
as now, small American flags
were placed on each grave a
tradition followed at many nation-
al cemeteries today. In recent
years, the custom has grown in


many families to decorate the
graves of all departed loved ones.
The origins of special services
to honor those who die in war
can be found in antiquity. The
Athenian leader Pericles offered a
tribute to the fallen heroes of the
Peloponnesian War over 24 cen-
turies ago that could be applied
today to the 1.1 million Americans
who have died in the nation's
wars: "Not only are they com-
memorated by columns and
inscriptions, but there dwells also
an unwritten memorial of them,
graven not on stone but in the
hearts of men."
To ensure the sacrifices of
America's fallen heroes are never
forgotten, in December 2000, the
U.S. Congress passed and the
president signed into law "The
National Moment of Remem-
brance Act," P.L. 106-579, creating
the White House Commission on
the National Moment of Remem-
brance. The commission's char-
ter is to "encourage the people of
the United States to give some-
thing back to their country, which
provides them so much freedom
.a.d.opportunity" by encouraging
rand,,cooQdinating commemora-
tion- in the .United:.States,,of
Meieorjil Day and the National
Moment of Remembrance.
The National Moment of
Remembrance encourages all
Americans to pause wherever
they are at 3 p.m. local time on
Memorial Day for a minute of
silence to remember and honor
those who have died in service to
the nation. As Moment of
Remembrance founder Carmella
LaSpada states: "It's away we can
all help put the memorial back in
Memorial Day."


Remember to stop and smell the roses


All around us there are things
we miss because we are running
around and do not take the time
to stop and smell the roses.
We live in such a frantically
paced world! The world is not
frantic; we are! We are the ones
who choose to run around at the
fast pace. Do we think we are
ever going to make up for lost
time? The world keeps turning at
the same speed. We all have the
same twenty-four hours in a day
and it is how we choose to' use
those hours that causes us to be
so busy that we don't take time
for the simple things in life like
smelling the roses.
You are so busy -that you
don't even notice the roses
along your path; much less think
about smelling them. We are
oblivious to the things going on
around us because our mind is
reacting to yet another. mess we
have gotten ourselves into
because we don't know how to
stop procrastinating.
We have two speeds; full out
pedal-to-the-metal or slamming
on the brakes! Have you ever rid-
den with someone who drives
like this? Just the thought of this
makes me sick! Why do we treat
ourselves like this with jack-rab-
bit starts and screeching stops.
We deserve better!
The stops don't happen
often; they only occur after we
have crashed and burned. We
,don't know how to take it slow
and steady. All we think is if:we
just keep going as fast as we can


we can accomplish all we have
.to in one day. But we can stop
living like this.
We are not more effective
under stress. That is a lie we tell
ourselves because we do not
know how to stop unless we are
forced to. I think we have to look
at the reasons we are rushing
around to be able to stop and
rest. Procrastination is vicious
monster that causes us to peddle
faster and faster. We put off
doing something till it is scream-
ing at us.
We know how it is; we put off
filling our car up with gas and
now we are in a hurry to pick up
our child at school and just had
to do one more thing before we
walked out the door. That is per-
fectionism and procrastination
giving us the one two punch! No
wonder we don't have time to
stop and smell the roses; we are
too busy putting out fires!
Do you hear these words
come out of your mouth many
times a day; I don't have time,
I'm late? This is an important
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Thursday, June 1, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Roadwatch


The Florida Department of
Transportation, District 1 Office,
Bartow warns motorists to be care-
ful in areas where roadwork is
underway.
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: At SR 78/Ortona Road:
Maintenance contract project -
No lane closures are anticipated at
this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving traffic
and delays while crews clean ditch-
es.
SR 78: From Indian Prairie
Canal to BuckHead Ridge: Mainte-
nance contract project Crews
will be clearing trees in the road-
side 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 and
delays while crews work on
guardrail replacement.
SR 29: From CR 832/Duda Drive
to CR 830A: Maintenance contract


Sheriff Lee appointed


project No lane closures are
anticipated at this time, but
motorists should expect slow mov-
ing traffic and delays 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
and delays 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: Construc-
tion project Work continues to
widen and reconstruct the existing
two-lane roadway to four lanes
with a center dual left turn lane.
The work includes drainage
improvements, signals, and street
lighting. Crews are working on
storm drainage and roadway con-
struction at various locations
throughout the project. The con-
tractor is Russell Engineering.
SR 710: From SR 70 to north of
Interceptor Creek: Construction
project The roadway improve-
ments consist of widening, milling
and resurfacing. Motorists should
expect nighttime lane closures
from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., as well as
slow moving traffic and possible
delays. The contractor is Dicker-
son.


Armed robbery suspect nabbed
CLEWISTON On May 17, Deputy Nathan Kirk stopped
the Tallahassee Police Depart- Euriel as he was leaving McDon-
ment sent out a bulletin notifying aids. He was charged with driving
Law Enforcement Agencies of an while- license suspended and
armed robbery that occurred in taken to the Hendry County Jail.
Tallahassee, and to be on the Sheriff Ronnie Lee said the Talla-
lookout for Mark Laidler Euriel hassee Police Department was
age 33, whose last known address ee Depatment
was 119 Jay Court, Royal Palm notified and a copy of the warrant
Beach, Florida. At 11:17 p.m. May for robbery with a firearm was
18, dispatcher Clifton Green spot- faxed to the Hendry County Jail
ted the suspect at McDonalds and served on Euriel. He is being
drive through in Clewiston. held with no bond pending extra-
Sergeant Eddie Wilcox and edition to Leon County.

Dike condition questioned


By Pete Gawda
OKEECHOBEE City and
county officials as well as interest-
ed citizens gathered at the Okee-
chobee County Civic Center Thurs-
day evening, May 25 to hear a
panel of experts discuss the condi-
tion of the Herbert Hoover dike and
evacuation plans. Okeechobee
County Commission -Chairman
John Abney was moderator for the
group.
Steve Duba, chief engineer for
the Jacksonville District, represent-
ed the U. S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers (COE). He said he was walk-
ing a fine line. He said he did not
want to frighten people. On the
other hand, he wanted them to
take the situation seriously.
"The risks are real and need to
be taken seriously," he cautioned.
He said the good thing to'come
out of Hurricane Katrina is that it
focused public attention on the
condition of the dike.
He noted that all earthen struc-
tures leak. He said that when seep-
age moves material it is called pip-
ing, and piping, if unrepaired could
lead to dike collapse.
However, he said COE has a
schedule for regular inspections of
the dike. The frequency of inspec-
tions increases as the lake rises.
Below 14.5 feet, quarterly dike
inspections are conducted. As the
lake level rises, the frequency of
inspections increases. Mr. Duba
said materials are pre-positioned at
20 locations around the dike for
quick repairs.
He said the dike was built as a
muck levee it is was not designed
for today's standards.
However, he added that the
level of protection is significant. He
predicted that it would cost $10 bil-
lion to bring the dike up to the cur-
rent standard for dams.
Mr. Duba said that recently COE
has been actively managing the
lake at lower levels. He said the
lake is one and half feet lower than
this time last year. He feels we are
in good shape going into hurricane


season as far as lake levels.
He mentioned the new regula-
tion schedule that is currently
being developed and predicted
that it would result in the lake being
maintained at a lower water level.
"I think we need to get to the
point we release water year
round," he said.
SGeorge Hrne, director of oper-
ations for South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD) advo-
cated lower volume and longer
duration releases to the tributaries.
"The threats are real and we
should take them seriously:
echoed Mr. Home. He urged work-
ing to get funding for improving the
dike.
"We should have already had a
regional evacuation plan," asserted
Wayne Hinnant of the state office
of emergency management.
His office is doing a thorough
study of evacuation plans. He said
that such things as direction of
storm, size and forward speed
would be taken into consideration
in formulating evacuation plans
By June 1, he said that a draft of
a regional evacuation plan would
be presented to the governor. Mr.
Hinnant said his official function
was to coordinate planning efforts
to form evacuation plans.
He emphasized that as of this.
time, nothing is certain about evac-
uation plans. He said they are plan-
ning for a worse case scenario and
identifying potential problems.
"We don't want to scare any-
body," Mr. Hinnant said. "Just
because a hurricane comes, we
are not going to ask you to evacu-
ate."
"It's really your responsibility to
take care of your family," he added.
Gene O'Neill of Okeechobee
County Emergency Mangagement
said that as people evacuate from
either coast, gridlock occurs on the
state's interior two lane highways.
He said that Okeechobee schools
might have to be opened to shelter
out of town people who are fleeing
the storm and get caught in grid-
lock.


The Glades County School Board
Will Hold A Public Hearing
On June 22, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida
I To Approve The Glades County I
School District Wellness Policy

Copies of the Proposed Policy
Are Available By Contacting:
Scott Basa, Director of Administrative Services
400 10th Street, SW.
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
(8633)946-0202 ext. 13


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone who is listed here and
who is later found not guilty, or has
the charges against them dropped,
is welcome to inform the newspa-
per. We will confirm the informa-
tion and print it
Glades County
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO), the Seminole Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
John Pogozelski, 21, Moore
Haven, ,was arrested May,.,by
Deputy Sergeant Don Salo, on
charges of assault on a law enforce-
ment officer, battery on a law
enforcement officer and resisting
arrest with violence. His bond was
set at $1,1,000.
Cameron Page, 18, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 15 by
Deputy Richard Ermeri on charges
of burglary of a conveyance and
petit theft. His bond was set at
$3,000.
Curtis Conley, 42, Lake Placid,
was arrested May 16 by Deputy
Sergeant Dewayne McQuaid on a
charge of assault on a law enforce-
ment officer. He was released on
his own recognizance.
Michael Conner, 20, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 16 by
Deputy Richard Ermeri on a charge
of aggravated assault. His bond
was set at $2,500.
Courtney Adams, 18, Clewis-
ton, was arrested May 17 by Deputy
Tito Nieves on a charge of driving
under the influence. Her bond was
set at $500.
Sonja Buck, 22, Okeechobee,
was arrested May 17 by SPD Detec-
tive Bronson on a charge of child
abuse. Her bond was set at $5,000.
Gerald Smith, 41, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 19 by
Detective Mike Pepitone on
charges of criminal mischief, bur-
glary and grand theft. His bond was
set at $33,000.
Londa Williams, 24, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 19 by
Detectives Mike Pepitone on


charges of criminal mischief, bur-
glary and grand theft. Her bond
was set at $33,000.
Hendry County
The following individuals were
arrested by the Clewiston Police
Department, Hendry County Sher-
iffs Office or the Florida Highway
Patrol in Hendry County.
Clewiston
Domingo Rivera, 45, of
Clewiston, was arrested May 25
and charged with driving while on
a suspended license. HCSO Deputy
Larry Preece was the arresting offi-
cer.
Roberto Rey Morales, 52, of
Clewiston was arrested May 25 and
charged with driving while on a
suspended license. HCSO Deputy
Larry Preece was the arresting offi-
cer.
Jerry Balkcom, 20, of Clewis-
ton was arrested May 27 and
charged with cocaine possession
with intent to sell. HCSO Deputy
Nathan Kirk was the arresting offi-
cer.
Travis Calvin Doctor, 21, of
Clewiston was arrested May 27 and
charged with cocaine possession
with intent to sell. HCSO Deputy
Nathan Kirk was the arresting offi-
cer.
Elgen Lamara Williams, 20, of
Clewiston was arrested May 27 and
charged with cocaine possession
with intent to sell.7 HCSO Nathan
Kirk was the arresting officer.
Larry Donnell Chavers, 29, of
Clewiston was arrested May 28 for
fleeing/eluding the police with dis-
reguard of safety to persons or
property, cocaine possession with
intent to sell and marijuana posses-
sion.over 20 grams. HCSO Deputy
Nathan Kirk was the arresting offi-
cer.
A 16-year-old male juvenile of
Clewiston was arrested on May 25
for aggravated battery that causes
bodily harm or disability and firing
weapon/missile into dwelling, vehi-
cle, building or aircraft. HCSO
Deputy Larry Preece was the arrest-
ing officer.
Jesus Joe Carillo, 19, of
Clewiston was arrested May 27 for
kidnapping a minor and a sex
offense against child fondling.
HCSO Deputy Rolando Gajate was
the arresting officer.


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National 5herffls Association nas
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Ronald E. Lee,
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dards and
Ethics/Educa-
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ing' Commit-
tee." The
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iff's Association
with 23,000
members, is
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ginia, and rep-
resents 3,100 elected sheriffs
across the United States.
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all areas of law enforcement,
including school safety and court
security. The association also
administrates the successful
National Neighborhood Program
Watch, National Sheriff Institute
and Triad Programs.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee, Sr., has been .
involved in city, county and state
law enforcement for 34 years, hav-
ing served as Chief of Police of
Clewiston, Sheriff of Hendry Coun-
ty and Investigator with the State
Attorney's Office in the 'Tentieth
Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.
Sheriff Lee retired from the United
States Marine Corps Reserve with
the rank of Master Sergeant. Sheriff
Lee is a graduate of the National
Sheriff's Institute.


Crimes Stoppers


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office seeks help from the
public in locat-
ing the follow-
ing "wanted
fugitive."
Feloise Rivers,
19, a black
male, is 6 feet I
inch tall and
weighs approx-
imately 180
pounds. He has Feloise Rivers
black hair and
brown eyes. He has scars on his
right arm, right wrist and right hip.


His last known address is North-
west Third Street in Belle Glade.
He is wanted on a warrant for
failure to appear (grand theft of
motor vehicle), failure to comply
with a court order (grand theft of a
motor vehicle) and failure to com-
ply with a court order (possession
of burglary tools, violation of pro-
bation/possession of burglary
Stools.)
Anyone with information about
this fugitive or any crime is asked to
call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-
800-458-TIPS (8477) or online at:
www.crimestopperspbc.com.


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Winn recognizes outstanding district


Commissioner of Education,
John Winn recently honored three
Palm Beach County businesses at
the annual Commissioner's Busi-
ness Recognition Awards dinner
held in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Clear Channel Radio, Nutrition
S'Mart and Dr. Richard Raid were
recognized for partnering with our
schools and teachers to ensure the
highest levels of academic excel-
lence for our students.
Clear Channel Radio was recog-
nized for continuing to address a
variety of school district and stu-
dent needs. Not only has Clear
Channel had school supply drives
for a number of years, they help the
district address the challenges of
teacher recruitment and retention.
Partnering with several other busi-
nesses, Clear Channel provided
lodging for a number of teacher
candidates attending our job fairs.
Two of their stations, Kool 105.5
and Wild 95.5 acknowledge our
outstanding school volunteers
each week on the radio. At our
annual volunteer breakfast where
the school district honors three of
our 28,000 outstanding volunteers,
Clear Channel also recognized one
extraordinary school volunteer
coordinator with a large monetary
gift.
Nutrition S'Mart is dedicated to
giving back to the community and
students have been the primary
benefactor. Owner Ed Gruvman
represents a number of schools as
part of their School Advisory Coun-
cil (SAC) committees. Nutrition
S'Mart provides financial support
for school fundraising efforts, pro-
fessional development opportuni-


Hendry-Glades Behavioral

Health Center announces


Ken Holley, Board President of
Hendry-Glades Behavioral Health
Center, announced that the Flori-
da Hurricane Relief Fund has
awarded a $24,000 grant to defray
the cost of repairing the roof on
the Center's outpatient services
site located at 601 W Alverdez
Avenue, in Clewiston.
"Financial assistance for non-
profit organizations for storm
damage is hard to come by," said
Mr. Holley. "Funds are hard to
come by for operations. The
insurance deductibles are huge
and funds for capital assistance
repairs are almost non-existent.
The Florida Hurricane Relief Fund
recognizes the need and we cer-
tainly appreciate their help."
"Non-profits are essential to
the quality of life for Florida's citi-
zens. With a generous donation
from the Home Depot Corpora-
tion, the Florida Hurricane Relief
Fund is pleased to assist the
Hendry-Glades Behavioral Health
Center in their recovery from the


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Three Palm Beach County School District business partners were honored by Education
Commissioner, John Winn including: (left to right) Nutrition S'Mart owner Ed Gruvman,
Cindy Rosario and Erin Radebaugh with Clear Channel Radio and Dr. Richard Raid with the
University of Florida.


ties for staff, supports families in
need and provides a variety of edu-
cational incentive opportunities for
students. Job shadowing, paid
internships and golf tournament
sponsorships are also a part of
Nutrition S'Mart's contributions to
education.


For seven years, Dr. Richard
Raid, Professor of Plant Pathology
for the University of Florida Ever-
glades Resource and Education
center, has been working with H.L.
Johnson Elementary. Dr. Raid initi-
ated a school garden program
called Sharing Our Agricultural


Roots also known as "Students
SOAR." The purpose of this pro-
gram is to increase agricultural and
environmental awareness. Four-
teen gardens located at the school
serve as outside classrooms. SOAR
is now established in over fifty
Palm Beach County schools.


NAACP recognizes PBC's Supervisor of Elections


BELLE GLADE The Palm
Beach County Supervisor of Elec-
tions Office (SOE) recently accept-
ed a corporate award at the Third
Annual Glades Area Branch
NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner and
Awards Banquet on May 24. The
event was held at the Dolly Hand
Cultural Arts Center in Belle Glade.
It is the year's most momentous
civil rights triumph, when the
Glades Area NAACP Branch
bestows its top awards for out-
standing community achievement.
The evening, which featured
keynote speaker Congressman
Alcee Hastings, was themed Unity
in the Community: Diversity in
Action. "Your Branch has always
done an outstanding job of help-
ing the community with their con-
cerns and issues. I know how
grateful African-Americans and
other minorities in the Glades area
are for the NAACP's strong advoca-


cy," said the Congressman. "Your
history in the Glades area and your
work as a collective NAACP
Branch, speaks volumes to your
dedication to the cause of civil
rights."
"As the Glades Area Branch of
NAACP sponsors another awards
banquet, we are also celebrating
our past, strengthening our pres-
ent and securing our future," said
Arthur Anderson, PBC Supervisor
of Elections. "The younger genera-
tions to follow, need an optimistic
outlook to build positive bridges of
responsibility and the Supervisor
of Elections Office is proud to be a
part of this event."
For more information on The
Palm Beach County Supervisor of
Elections Office,.:ncludJinL other,
registration, absentee and/or early
voting, poll worker volunteering,
etc. please visit www.pbcelec-
tions.org or call (561) 656-6200.


Submitted to INI
Left to right, Congressman Alcee Hastings, 23rd Congres-
sional Dist. of FL, Dr. Arthur Anderson, PBC Supervisor of
Elections arid Dr. Effie 'Grear, NAACP Freedom Fund Com-
mittee Chair attended the Third Annual Glades Area Branch
NAACP Freedom Fund dinner and Awards Banquet in Belle
Glade on May 24.


effects of Hurricane Wilma," said
Liza McFadden, President of non-
profit Volunteer Florida Founda-
tion, which manages the Florida
hurricane Relief Fund. "This grant
should go a long way in helping
Hendry-Glades Behavioral Health
Center recover from the damage
and stay on track helping the citi-
zens of Hendry and Glades coun-
ties."
Hendry-Glades Behavioral
Health Center is one of 20 non-
profits receiving grants totaling $1
million from the Florida Hurri-
cane Relief Fund (FHRF). FHRF
issued a request for proposals to
nonprofit organizations in the
nine-county area hardest hit by
Hurricane Wilma. Grant deci-
sions were made by a committee
of three teams of reviewers com-
posed of nonprofits, business and
emergency service representa-
tives. FHRF received more than
$12 million in requests from non-
profit organizations needing assis-
tance due to storm damage.


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Insurance rate relief on the way


TALLAHASSEE Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief financial
officer, recently applauded state
lawmakers for approving $715
million ii insurance rate relief
for property owners in Florida.
Since 2004, Gallagher has urged
the Legislature to earmark sur-
plus revenue collected during
hurricane recovery to help
homeowners deal with insur-
ance assessments, hurricane
repairs or hurricane preparation.
State lawmakers passed Senate
Bill 1980 which directs $715 mil-
lion be used to offset insurance
assessments levied by Citizens


Property Insurance Corporation
for a deficit caused by losses dur-
ing the 2005 hurricane season.
Under Florida law, the company's
deficit must be paid through
assessments on all Florida home-
owners' insurance policies.
Gallagher said the legislature
also set aside $250 million to help
Floridians strengthen their homes
to withstand hurricane winds,
bringing the total relief for insur-
ance costs to nearly $1 billion.
The $250 million allocation
would be used to do free home
inspections for homeowners and
provide matching grants up to


$10,000 for home improvements.
Following the Legislature
convening this year's session,
Gallagher offered the following
statement:
"Setting aside nearly $1 bil-
lion to help ease the burden of
rising insurance costs is a huge
victory for Florida's property
owners.
"We have collected millions
in sales taxes during hurricane
recovery and the fair thing to do
was to give it back to Florida's
families to deal with insurance
costs. This is not a bailout of Citi-
zens; this is unprecedented rate


relief for Floridians. "In addition
to insurance rate relief, we need
long-term property insurance
reforms that will help strengthen
our market and improve avail-
ability. Federal solutions and par-
ticipation are necessary to
ensuring a long-term victory for
homeowners."
Mr. Gallagher has proposed
several federal solutions, includ-
ing creation of a national Cata-
strophe Fund, allowing. tax-
deferred catastrophe reserves
for insurance companies, and
creating federal tax-free Cata-
strophe Savings Accounts.


School district helps to close the digital divide


Park Vista High School
donates refurbished computers
to the Mentoring Center.
As part of the SDPBC board
approved initiative, Educational
Technology is working to close
the digital divide as a collabora-
tive effort between Educational
Technology, Park Vista Commu-
nity High School and Palm
Beach Central High School.
Mark Howard -Technology Spe-
cialist has established a program
for students in the Academy of
Information Technology to refur-
bish computers. The computers
will be donated to non-profit
and governmental agencies for
accessing the www.palmbeach-
learns.org web site and other
educational resources.
The computers that are refur-
bished by the students will be
donated to The Mentoring Cen-
ter, Inc. of West Palm Beach
which provides high quality,
computer based, supplemental
educational services to the low-
est performing students (K-
twelfth grade); students on free
or reduce lunch programs, and
residents of the most economi-
cally challenged communities.
The donation of the comput-
ers will take place Thursday, May
25, 2006 at 10 a.m.
Gary Weidenhamer, Manager
of Education Technology heads
this effort for the School District
and points out that Palm Beach
Central High School will be the
next to donate computers as the


district upgrades computer sys-
tems in the schools. "Over the
next five years, the District will
donate up to 2,500 computers to
approved entities, government
and private not for profit agen-
cies." said Weidenhamer.
Based on a partnership agree-
ment with the School District,
The Mentoring Center serves as
the Clearinghouse for the Digital
Divide Council Project. The Cen-
ter's responsibilities include the
identification of individuals,
non-profits or community
based-organizations in Palm
Beach County that lack access to
computers, training and online
resources, as well as facilitating
the donation and receipt of com-
puters to communities and non-
profits in need of technology.
"We are very excited about this
partnership. It gives community-
based organizations and the
youth they serve equal access to
all the resources the Internet has
to offer. We are closing the digi-
tal divide, literally." says Donald
F. Wilson, Executive Director of
the Mentoring Center.
The center also offers work-
force readiness, 'professional
development and new business
development training that leads
to economic self sufficiency for
the residents of our most disad-
vantaged communities. For
more information about The
Mentoring Center please visit
www.thementoringctr.org.
Each computer was refur-


bished by students and teachers
of the Park Vista Academy of
Information Technology. Specifi-
cally, two senior students in the
IT Academy were put in charge
of preparing the computers for
the agencies; Michael Knott and
Derek Oster. Knott and Oster
worked with other students in
PC-Support classes to make sure
that all the computers would be
in good working order.
"Through this project the stu-
dents had a first-hand experi-
ence on the significance and
impact their career can make in
the communities. They feel
proud and rewarded knowing
that they have contributed by
making computers available in
communities where families
may not be able to afford them.
Thanks to this project, kids lack-
ing resources to do their school-
work, now have access to com-
puters and the Internet. It is a
win-win situation for everyone
involved," said Mark Rott, an
instructor in the IT Academy.
Nora Rosensweig, principal
at Park Vista H.S. explains that
the Academy offers an innova-'
tive, integrated learning environ-
ment focused on computers,
technology, and communica-
tions. "The IT Academy is
designed to provide the students
with the training and skills nec-
essary to pass the certification
examinations for careers such
as: Computer Operator, Com-
puter Support Specialist, Elec-


tronics Technician, Graphic
Design, Multimedia & Web
Design, Network Systems, PC
Support Specialist, and more.",
said Rosensweig. For more
information about Park Vista
High School's Academies please
visit
http://www.palmbeach.kl2.fl.us
/91 eeehs/index.htm
The computers will include
an appropriate operating system
and only those agencies that are
self-supporting in.the installa-
tion and usage of these used
computers can accept dona-
tions. To be eligible to receive
donated computerss, the
accepting agency must provide a
high-speed DSL or comparable
connection for a minimum of
one year to the Internet for each
donated computer.
The assistance of the School
District's Warehouse staff was
fundamental to the realization of
this project. Park Vista High
School wishes to express their
gratitude to the following ware-
house staff members: Bill Hayes,
Eric Meyer, Peter Raboni,
Richard Taylor, Eladio Hernan-
dez, Edris Francious, and Patti
Jones.
For more information, please
contact Rich Contartesi, Direc-
tor-Educational Technology, at
(561)-434-8229 or Lisa A. Wil-
son, The Mentoring Center at
(561)-670-1147.


High School summer


camp for new writers


The goal of the summer
writing experience is to inspire
high school students to create a
quality anthology of written
material ready for publication.
Students who participate dur-
ing this initial year will be asked
to mentor middle school writ-
ers during next year's camp
offerings.
A description of the summer
writing camp opportunity
includes a two-week summer
writing camp program for
approximately 23 aspiring writ-
ers currently enrolled in ninth
or tenth grade classes in the
Palm Beach County high
schools will occur in June
2006. The camp experience
will be facilitated by a certified
.Palm Beach County teacher.

This diverse and talented
student group will benefit from


guest authors and teachers as
they work to explore a wide
range of writing styles. Stu-
dents will create their own
anthology of written work to be
published by Oce' Publishing
of North America, which is
housed in Boca Raton. The
camp is free to students, and
participants are recommended
by their high school English
teacher and their Guidance
Counselor.
The date, time, and location
for the program are: June 12-15
and June 19-22, 2006, from 9
a.m. until 3 p.m. in Boca Raton.
Students must secure their own
transportation to the summer
writing camp.
For more information con-
tact Mary Wilkeson, Language
Arts Program Planner at (561)
434-8054.


Summer food service


program free
The School District of Palm been d
Beach County is participating any L
in the Summer Food Service should
Program. Meals will be avail- lyto:
able to all children, 18 years old USD
or younger, without charge, Dire
even if they are not attending Rights
Summer School or Camp. 140(
Acceptance and participation S.W
requirements for the program Was
and all activities are the same 941
for all regardless of race, color, 10
national origin, sex, age or dis- 1-80
ability and there will be no dis- 6382 C.
crimination in the course of the USD
meal service. Meals will be pro- ty provi
vided at the sites and times list- For
ed in the attachment. Any per- tact De
son who believes he or she has Food Se


for all


discriminated against in
ISDA related activity
write or call immediate-
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ctor, Office of Civil
) Independence Ave.,
hington, DC 20250-
10-795-3272 / 202-720-
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ider and.employer.
more information con-
nise Cargill with School
service at (561) 383-2000.


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Gove Elementary School honors


teachers and students


Hispanic Teacher Prom King and


of the Year
We congratulate Mrs. Gayle S.
Zavala for being selected as
"Hispanic Teacher of the Year"
for Palm Beach County during a
special ceremony held last
Thursday, May 18 at the
Uruguayan Club in West Palm
Beach. Mrs. Zavala has been
working with special education
students for many years, first as
a speech pathologist and cur-
rently as a teacher for the pro-
found mentally handicapped
students. Her dedication to the
teaching profession and to her
students is an inspiration for all.
We are very proud of Mrs. Zavala
and feel very fortunate to have
her as a member of our Gove
staff.


Queen
Congratulations to Isabel Her-
nandez and Sacramento Mercado
for being selected, by their peers, as
this year's sixth grade "King and
Queen". The end of the year dance
(Prom) was held on Friday, May 19
in the school's cafeteria. Special
thanks to all the teachers' who
assisted in converting the cafeteria
into a Mardi Gras Festival. The
evening was enjoyed by all.
Spanish Honor
Society
Last Thursday, May 18, thirty
one fifth grade students were
inducted into the Spanish Honor
Society. The students were recom-
mended, by their teachers, for
excelling in Spanish and displaying
exemplary behavior in the class-


room and throughout the school.
The students will be involved in
many service projects during the
coming school year as required by
the society. We hope they can
count on your support. We con-
gratulate the students for their hard
work and commend Ms. Blardon
for organizing the ceremony and
sponsoring the Spanish Honor
Society.
Goodbye, Adios!
On behalf of the Gove Family,
we thank The Sun Newspaper for
publishing our weekly articles. We
are proud of the accomplishments
of the students and faculty and take
pride in sharing them with the
community. We wish everyone a
safe and happy summer. We will
continue to share our good news,
once again, next fall. Good bye,
Adios!


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Hurricane help



for seniors


West Palm Beach On the
eve of the 2006 Hurricane Sea-
son, the Area Agency on Aging
(AAA), the county's leading non-
profit advocacy and services
resource for seniors, introduces
the "AAA Help Alert TM" door
hanger emergency notification
tool designed to alert neighbors,
first responders and aid workers
that a Senior needs immediate
help following a hurricane!
Free to county Seniors, the
"AAA Help Alert TM" door hang-
er emergency notification card
was the brainchild of the 13th
AAA Leadership Institute gradu-
ates as a class project. It is
designed to help Seniors and aid
workers communicate in times
of emergency, hurricanes or
other disasters. The Quantum
Foundation funds the AAA Lead-
ership Institute.
The brightly colored two-
sided 4"X11" door hanger/win-
dow card is designed to be dis-
played either on the front door
or in a window following an
emergency and carries a clear
simple message to alerts neigh-
bors, first responders or aid
workers that a Senior needs
immediate "HELP" or is "OK"
and requires no assistance.
"We are confident that this
simple but effective communica-
tions tool will assist first respon-
ders focus their efforts more effi-
ciently to identify seniors in need
faster." said Robert McFalls, CEO
for the Area Agency on Aging for
Palm Beach and the Treasure
Coast.
The Area Agency on Aging,
Kings Point Retirement Commu-
nity Management, COBWRA and
The Delray Alliance, will intro-
duce the "AAA Help Alert TM"
door hanger/window card pro-
gram as part of a 2006 Hurricane
Preparedness event on Wednes-
day, May 31, at 11:00 a.m. at
Kings Point Retirement Commu-
nity 7000 W. Atlantic Ave, Delray
Beach Main Clubhouse.
"Through the creative
endeavors of AAA volunteer
leaders, this simple but effective
solution was developed to solve
a complex emergency commu-
nicafions problem and to
address an important communi-
ty need...the door hangers
should greatly increase the effi-
ciency of our first responders
and save lives." according to
Donald Lanman, Board Member
of the Area Agency on Aging.
Sponsored by the Area
Agency on Aging, Champion
Home Healthcare Inc., Allegany
Franciscan Ministries Inc., and
Volunteer Florida, 100,000 "AAA
Help Alert TM" door hanger/win-
dow cards will be distributed to
retirement communities, seniors
centers and related seniors ven-
ues beginning June 1. Additional
cards will be produced and dis-
tributed as local companies vol-
unteer to sponsor the produc-
tion costs.
Sponsorship information or
details on "AAA Help Alert TM"
door hanger/window card pro-
gram may found by contacting
the Area Agency on Aging offices
at 1764 North Congress Ave.


Suite 201, West Palm Beach FL
33409, calling 1-866-684-5885 or
requesting supplies online at
www.AgencyonAgingPBTC.org.

About Area
Agency on Aging
(AAA)
The Area Agency on Aging for
Palm Beach County and Trea-
sure Coast is a dynamic non-
profit 501C-3 organization dedi-
cated to serving the needs of all
Seniors and their Care Givers in
Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie,
Indian River and Okeechobee
counties.
The Area Agency on Aging is
part of a nationwide network
serving the needs of seniors
through information on aging
issues, advocacy, one-on-one
assistance and a host of services
that help seniors maintain their
independence and dignity.
Dedicated to meeting the
diverse needs of all seniors, The
Area Agency on Aging is the only
recognized community leader in
promoting, advocating and plan-
ning for the support, independ-
ence, dignity, health and well
being of all seniors and their
caregivers by embracing diversi-
ty and reflecting the communi-
ties they serve.
Through its network of thou-
sands of volunteers, donors,
sponsors and professional agen-
cies, The Area Agency on Aging
delivers a host of services includ-
ing the 211 seniors information
and referral hotline, Foster
Grandparent Program providing
one-on-one child teaching sup-
port, SHINE health insurance
counseling services, Leadership
Institute for Active Aging, train-
ing seniors for volunteerism
leadership, Senior Advocacy Pro-
gram delivering support to sen-
iors in need, RSVP retired & sen-
ior volunteer program training
volunteers for local non-profit
organizations and agencies.
AAAs lead agencies include
prestigious service providers like
the Alzheimer's Community
Care, Florida Atlantic University,
Center for Information and Crisis
Services, Council on Aging, Palm
Tran, Legal Aid Society, Senior
Centers, Jewish Family Services
and many more.
In 2005 alone The Area
Agency on Aging for Palm Beach
County and the Treasure Coast
managed over $30 million dol-
lars in Federal, State, County and
Donor funds to deliver services
that touched over 500,000 coun-
ty seniors with 95 percent of
every dollar reaching the seniors
for which it is intended.
For more information The
Area Agency on Aging for Palm
Beach County and The Treasure
Coast programs, services, agen-
cies, volunteer opportunities,
sponsorships or donor contribu-
tions visit www.AreaAgency.org,
call CEO Bob McFalls at 1-866-
684-5885 or visit the Area Agency
on Aging offices at 1764 North
Congress Ave. Suite 201, West
Palm Beach FL 33409.


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dike safety


By Patty Brant

LABELLE "Public safety
trumps all"
With those words, Col.
Robert Carpenter, Army Corps of
Engineers Jacksonville District
Commander, did his best to
assuage people's fears concern-
ing any potential compromising
of the Herbert Hoover Dike. He
spoke at the May 22 county com-
mission meeting.
"We're here to tell you the
facts," Col. Carpenter said. Col.
Carpenter said the dike is safejup
to a lake level of 21 feet above
sea level. The highest the lake
level has ever been is 18.8 feet,
he said. Currently, it is 12.8 feet.
The ongoing $308 million
renovation project will take
some 20 years to complete; five
years if the money is made avail-
able. After the renovation, the
dike will withstand a lake level of
26 feet, he stated, and a new
water release schedule through
the Caloosahatchee River is to
be in effect next January and will
also help by keeping the water
level lower.
At this time, the dike could


withstand a direct onslaught by a
massive hurricane, he said.
There is no comparison with
what happened in New Orleans
during Hurricane Katrina. That
dike was only 7 feet tall, 20 feet
thick, and the surrounding area
is below sea level. The Herbert
Hoover dike is 30 feet tall, 250
feet thick and much of the sur-
rounding area is 18 feet above
sea level. (Some areas near
South Bay are 12 feet above sea
level.) The dike stretches 143
miles around the lake. The dike
is also maintained 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week, he claimed.
He said if pressure inside
forced water over the top of the
dike, the surrounding area
would be inundated and water
would fan out to the canals. In
the unlikely event an evacuation
would be necessary, he said
there would be several days noti-
fication. When residents should
evacuate? Col. Carpenter said it
would be a local decision, but
that it would be if the lake
reached the 21-foot level. He
said the weakest side of dike is at
Port Myaca; followed by Clewis-
ton, then Moore Haven.


Hatton appointed to Co-op board


ABELLE GLADE Roger Hat-
ton, a lifelong resident of the
Glades, was appointed to the
Board of Directors of Sugar Cane
Growers Cooperative of Florida at
its May board meeting. He will fill
the un-expired term of John O.
Schlechter ending January 2008
following Schlechter's
announced resignation from the
board this month.
After graduating from the Uni-
versity of Florida with a bachelor
of science in Business Manage-
ment from the College of Agricul-
tural Economics in 1966, he
joined the family farm and


assumed the presidency following
his father, Robert Hatton's death
in 1973. He is also the co-founder
and owner of Glades Pre-cooler
associated with Hugh Branch,
Inc., co-owner of Performance
Packaging; and co-owner and
president of Performance NAPA
with stores in the Glades area. He
also is Chairman of the Board of
the East Beach Water Manage-
ment District and member of
Florida Fruit and Vegetable Asso-
ciation, Florida Farm Bureau and
the Florida Sweet Corn Exchange.
"Roger's farming operation
became a member of the Cooper-


ative in 1983 and he has taken an
active interest in the Cooperative
over the last 20 years," said Coop-
erative President, George H.
Wedgeworth. "We are pleased to
have him on the board with his
wealth of agricultural knowledge
and business acumen that he
brings to the table."
In accepting the appointment
Hatton said, "I'm honored to have
been asked to serve on the board
and pledge to do my very best to
represent the interests of all the
members of the cooperative."
Schlechter served on the board
for 10 years and in his letter of res-


ignation said that he has enjoyed
his many years of service and
appreciated the opportunity to be
a part of a great organization,
however, his business interests
were changing and he was ready
to move on to other things.
"We'll miss Johnny's no-non-
sense approach to business and
wish him will in all his future
endeavors," said Wedgeworth.
Mr. Hatton resides in Pahokee
with his wife Denise and six year
old son, Jonathon. He is also the
father of four adult children from
his previous marriage to Jo Brit-
ton.


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Department of Citrus earns national award


LAKELAND The Florida
Department of Citrus' (FDOC)
grapefruit-drug interaction issues
management program has won
one of the most coveted national
public relations industry honors -
the Superior Achievement in
Branding and Reputation (SABRE)
Award. The SABREs recognize
public relations campaigns that
demonstrate the highest standards
of innovation, integrity and effec-
tiveness and deliver business
results that help improve a compa-
ny or industry's bottom line. The
award was presented to FDOC at
the SABRE Awards Dinner held
May 9 in New York City.
FDOC's program, "Setting the
Global Record Straight About
Potential Grapefruit-Drug Interac-
tions," was named 2005's best PR
campaign in the agricultural cate-
gory. The program is heralded for
its most recent success in eliminat-
ing an estimated 161 million pre-
scription drug labels that were
unnecessarily warning against


grapefruit consumption, and for
driving grapefruit consumers and
healthcare professionals to
www.druginteractioncenter.org for
credible research-based informa-
tion on which medications do and
don't interact with grapefruit.
Other finalist nominees in the
category included Dairy Manage-
ment, Inc.'s "3-A-Day and Weight
Loss" program and Ocean Spray's
"Big Apple Bog." This is the second
time FDOC's grapefruit-drug inter-
action program has won a SABRE
Award since it began in 2001.
"Winning such a prestigious
award reaffirms this program's
powerful impact for Florida's
grapefruit growers," said Leigh
Killeen, Director of Domestic Mar-
keting at FDOC. "For several years,
the misperceptions surrounding
the grapefruit juice-drug interaction
topic have presented the FDOC
with a challenging communica-
tions' issue. Through this program's
credible resources and experts,
healthcare professionals and con-


sumers are educated on the fact
that only some drugs interact with
grapefruit and that patients may
have non-interacting alternative
drug options with no need to dis-
continue grapefruit consumption."
Over the past five years, FDOC's
public relations and scientific
research departments have
worked collaboratively with Golin-
Harris, FDOC's global public rela-
tions agency of record to dispel
negative publicity and clarify the
facts about grapefruit-drug interac-
tions for the public. This effort has
gained the support of leading
healthcare industry and drug con-
sumer influencers, including the
American Pharmacists Association
(APhA); the American College of
Physicians (ACP); Pharmacy
Times magazine; WebMD the
Magazine; drug database company
Facts and Comparisons; and sever-
al nationally syndicated newspaper
columnists. The program has led
to a dramatic reduction in the
annual percentages of inaccurate


media reports and an increase in
balanced reports compared to
2001 media analyses.
The Florida Citrus Commission
has approved the continuation of
the grapefruit-drug interaction pro-
gram for the 2006-07 fiscal year.
The program objectives include
expanding the scope of healthcare
professional communication, driv-
ing for accuracy and consistency in
medication warning labels and
ensuring accurate messages are
incorporated into consumer com-
munication resources.
The Florida Department of Cit-
rus is an executive agency of Flori-
da government charged with the
marketing, research and regulation
of the Florida citrus industry. Its
activities are funded by a tax paid
by growers on each box of citrus
that moves through commercial
channels. The industry employs
approximately 90,000 people, pro-
vides a $9 billion annual economic
impact to the state.


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Crews continue to work completing construction of the new
aquatic park in Pioneer Park in Belle Glade. Officials are hop-
ing to have the facility up and running later this summer.


Park
Continued From Page 1
owned land. Officials with the
city of Belle Glade had previously
said that maintaining the facility
with city resources would be
impossible.
In recent years, the city of
Belle Glade has partnered with
the American Red Cross to pro-
vide swimming lessons to chil-
dren in the Glades at the Lake
Shore Pool. With the new aquat-
ic facility, county officials are
hoping to have many of those


same services offered at the new
park, perhaps on a bigger scale.
With Lake Shore Pool the
only such facility in the area, it
has been in tremendous
demand by recreational pro-
grams and the public.
The aquatic park is one of
three aquatic projects in the
Glades spearheaded by the Palm
Beach County.
In Pahokee, the splash pad
paid for by the county is fully
operational and.the city of South
Bay continues talks with officials
about where to locate its own
splash pad.


previous years. By focusing on
the fundamentals, and getting
the students interested in per-
forming better in the FCAT, more
students passed the test, Ms. Nel-
son said.
The principal said she was
thoroughly impressed by the
scores for the reading portion of
the FCAT. Students took book
bags home throughout the year


SLibr r work \ill be done by the end of
t Ui r summer, but hopefully sooner,"
Said his. Lillev.
Continued From Page 1 When the work is done, the
roof of the building, requiring library will feature a study room,
plans to be modified to address what used to be the front
the necessary repairs, entrance to the building, addi-
The majority of the work to tional computers, including four
new desktops and laptop com-
the exterior of the building seems dtp and laptop co
complete, with new windows In the meantime, the library
and doors in place, according to system has made other accom-
Phyllis Lilley, who supervises the modations for citizens, including
three libraries in the Glades for making the Book Mobile avail-
the county's library system. The able on certain days at the fire
interior, however, still needs department.
more work before customers are Traditionally the library in
able to use the facility. Pahokee has offered a summer
"We're optimistic that the program for the area's youth.


Gears
Continued From Page i
activities in which the children
will participate will be field trips
to the coast, where children will,
at any given time, pay a visit to
the movies for the latest show-
ing, or-try theirbest at a friendly
game of bowling.
The program will also take
kids to Calypso Bay once a week,
where they will take swimming
lessons to learn to swim, or per-
fect their swimming skills.
Throughout the way, the city
is partnering with several entities
to provide unique lesson plans.
One of the collaborations is with
Prime Time, based in Palm
Beach County, to engage chil-.
dren in'various activities, includ-


ing preparing public service
announcements made by the
kids themselves.
Boredom Busters is,another
partner. According to Mr. Inrnan,
that partnership will see students
investigating the lighter side of
the sciences, with hands-on
activities and informative les-
sons.
There is a fee associated with
the camp, but the city is working
with the county in providing
assistance in the form of vouch-
ers to allow children to partici-
pate in the program.
The summer officially kicks
off in South Bay with an event
this Friday. Called a Summer
Block Party, the event will be
held in Tanner Park from 2 to 10
p.m. Entertainment at the event
will include bounce houses and


Shrek, right, lays out the plan of action with Pooh and Elmo,
even while Big Bird is missing in action.


filled with reading material to
keep them occupied even when
they weren't in school.
It would pay off later.
This year, 57 percent of the
school's third graders passed,
compared to only 49 percent last
year. Additionally, 44 percent of
fourth graders passed, up from
38 percent the previous year.
Fifth graders saw the biggest rise


Library staff has made accornmmo-
dations to offer the program this
summer.
According to Ms. Lilley, there
are similar renovation plans in
the works for the Belle Glade
library.
Library officials have met with
an architect and are now ready to
move forward with the planning
of the renovation work in Belle
Glade. While no specific details
are yet available, Ms. Lilley said the
work will be "quite considerable."
The Clarence E. Anthony
Library in South Bay, the newest
of the area libraries, is not in need
of any major renovation work;
the library director said.


food for the entire family.
South Bay's summer camp
begins June 5 and doesn't end
until July 28. Registration for the
camp is still open, running until
the first week in June. Parents
are encouraged to hurry before
all 100 slots are filled.
Mr. Inman notes the impor-
tance of keeping children occu-
pied in a fun and educational set-
ting throughout the summer, far
from any temptations to expel
their busy energies in negative
ways.
"It'll give kids the opportunity
to be involved with their peers
and not be out on the streets,"
said Mr. Inman.
For more information about
summer programs, contact
Charles Inman in South Bay, 996-
1155,261-3160.


Florida Fund for Minority Teacher Education Scholarship Program Recipient


FGC University

SFinal Grades are:

A+,A,A.,B+


Shalonda N. Lester, is affectionately
known as Nikki, was awarded a FFMT
Scholarship in the amount of $5000 per year.
Nikki was born and raised in Belle Glade, FL
where she graduated from Glades Central
Community High School in 2003 and is
currently a senior majoring in Elementary
Education at Florida Gulf Coast University. At
FGCU, Shalonda currently holds a 3.45 GPA
and has been on the Dean's, List for the last 3
years. She is also employed full-time at Three
Oaks Middle School in their Guidance Office.
Her main professional goal is to become a
Elementary School Principal and eventually
open a private elementary school for under
privileged children. Nikki is very active in her
school, community by volunteering her time at
local elementary and middle schools. She is the
classy intelligent, and strikingly beautiful
President of the Sigma Upsilon Chapter of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where we
participate in various community service
projects. Shalonda is the daughter of Lucille
and Harvey Lester of Belle Glade, FL. She plans
fo graduate from Florida Golf Coast University
in April of 2007.


in students passing the reading
portion of the test, with 38 per-
cent of the students, in contrast
to only 24 percent in 2005.
"Those are good gains," said
Principal Nelson. "Our kids have
all gone up and the best thing is
that the kids are excited about
reading.
Principal Nelson hopes for
even bigger gains next year.


Funding for the library renova-
tions was made available through
a bond issue approved by voters
several years ago calling for the
renovation of all existing branch-
es, and the construction of sever-
al new ones throughout Palm
Beach County.


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Boaters are reminded to follow safe boating rules


By Loma Jablonski
Lake Okeechobee is the sec-
ond largest freshwater lake in
the United States. It is a 730-
square-mile, 467,200-acre water
wonderland. Unlike many north-
ern lakes, Lake Okeechobee
draws anglers and boaters year
round. It is known for its natural
beauty, abundance of wildlife
and good fishing. As the popula-
tion of Okeechobee grows,
more and more people will be
taking to the water.
In observance of National
Safe Boating Week, and year
round, boaters should take the
time to check their equipment.
The check list should include:
Navigation lights: Naviga-
tion lights should work properly.
Operating a boat at night with-
out proper working navigation
lights is illegal, and extremely
dangerous. If you have not used
your boat in the last two or three
months, charge your battery
overnight with a good battery
charger. If your battery is over 3
years old, .you should consider
replacing the battery. Do not buy
an automotive battery or the
"cheapest" battery available. For
those with trolling motors, con-
sider installing a second battery
in your boat.
Fuel filters: Fuel filters
should be changed (if installed)
at least every year, and be sure
to use fresh fuel. There should


be no fuel line or bulb leaks.
Check the connector between
the tank and the motor, and
make sure the fuel line and
primer bulb is not dry-rotted or
cracked. A leaking fuel line is a
fire hazard. It is extremely dan-
gerous and should be replaced.
Always start with fresh fuel
and fresh oil. Do not use a fuel
mix that has been in the fuel tank
for over three or four months. If
you have an oil injection system,
make sure the oil tank is full, and
make sure there are no leaks.
Check the propeller cotter
pin and lock on the lower unit
shaft. Check to be sure that the
propeller blades are not bent,
cracked or uneven. Lower units
should be services at least once
a year according to the manufac-
turer's instructions.
Make sure you have a prop-
er-sized anchor and line for your
boat. The best anchor to use is
one with "vanes", or metal
wedges that allow the anchor to
grab the bottom. You should
have at least 60-80 feet of anchor
line, well secured to the anchor.
Don't overlook your boat
trailer. Make sure its tires are not
worn or dry-rotted, properly
inflated and the right size for the
trailer and weight of the boat.
Make sure the boat winch strap
is tight, and not frayed or twist-
ed. You should have a safety
chain hook for the boat, safety
chains for your vehicle hitch and


a hitch safety pin. Check to be
sure that your trailer wiring con-
nector and lights are working. If
you develop a problem with
your trailer lights while hauling
your boat, use your emergency
flashers to return home.
All boaters must have U.S.
Coast Guard approved life vests
or personal flotation devices for
every passenger on their boats.
Check to be sure the devices are
in good condition and fit proper-
ly. Have a flare kit, spotlight, air
horn and basic tools. Another
relatively inexpensive safety
item to have is a small battery-
operated strobe light. These
strobes make it very easy for a
rescue unit to locate a disabled
boater at night.
A cellular phone can be the
key to a fast rescue if you
become disabled. Make sure the
phone is fully charged before you
leave the dock. Carry a plug-in 12
volt cell phone charger or a spare
cell phone battery with you.
All boaters should have an
up-to-date map of the lake. A
water resistant or plastic-coated
map is very important. These
maps are available at virtually
every marina, boat dealer fishing
supply store and local gas sta-
tions. Consider purchasing a
marine band radio. Marine
radios allow you to monitor the
weather and can be the key to
getting back safely to the boat
ramp before sever weather pre-


vents your safe return.
Every boater should be
familiar with marker buoys and
channel marker panels. If you
are not familiar with the marker
system, you should contact the
U.S. Coast Guard or Coast Guard
Auxiliary for further information.
Many boaters take coolers
filled with ice and beverages on
the trip. Consider taking drink-
ing water. Drinking beer instead
of water can lead to serious
dehydration. Drinking alcoholic
beverages while operating a
boat is extremely dangerous,
and if a disabled boater is found
to be intoxicated, the boat may
be towed and impounded at
their expense, and they may face
criminal charges for boating
under the influence.
Many boaters wear eye
glasses or contact lenses. If you
lose your glasses, you may not
be able to safely navigate your
boat. We recommend that if you
are the "boat captain", you have
a spare set of glasses or contact
lenses with you.
Before you drive away from
the boat ramp, make sure your
engine is operating properly.
Check the water pump vent hole
for a steady stream of water
coming from the vent tube. If
you do not see the stream of
water, you should immediately
turn the motor off and deter-
mine where the problem is
located. As often as not, a piece


of debris is blocking the tube
and can be easily removed.
Check the weather before
you leave home. Let someone
know where you are going to
launch, the general area you will
be and when you intend to
return. When you do return,
make sure that you let them
know you are back. If you have
no one to advise about your
plans, call the OCSO Marine Res-
cue and Dive Unit at (863) 357-
1600, and let them know. Let the
unit know the type and color of
your boat, where you are going,
occupants, emergency contact
numbers and any "on-board"
cell phone numbers.
There are certain .pieces of
equipment that are required by
law for boats 26 feet and under.
These pieces of equipment are a
wearable life preserver for every
person on the boat; a throwable
ring or other flotation device;
flares or other visual aids; a
horn, whistle or other sounding
device and a fire extinguisher.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Commission (FWC) is the pri-
mary law enforcement agency
on Lake Okeechobee. They are
responsible for boating safety.
They do the resource-oriented
policing of the lake and routinely
inspect boats on the lake to
make sure the required safety
equipment is on board. When
they come across a boat without
the required equipment, they


can write a warning or possibly
issue a citation, depending on
the circumstances.
The FWC has a boat on Lake
Okeechobee 24 hours a day,
seven days a week and are on
the water to assist boaters who
run into trouble. Their policies
do not allow them to routinely
tow in disabled boats. They will
take a boater in, but they will
leave the boat unless it is in a
navigable waterway and poses a
danger to other boaters. If that is
the case, they have the option to
tow it out of the way and tie it off
until the owner can get some-
one out there to help. Getting
the boat in is the responsibility
of the owner.
FWC works closely with other
area law enforcement agencies
around the lake. But, when a
boater runs into trouble, they
should call 9-1-1, which is why it is
a good idea to have a cell phone.
There are several boat towing
services available around the
lake that will tow a boat into
dock including Chester Rome at
Garrard's Bait and Tackle-
(863)763-3416 or (863) 610-
0440; Tiger Marine Service at
(863) 673-1460 in Clewiston and
Tow Boat at (772) 286-8123 in
Palm Beach County. But these
services are not cheap. In the
long run it is a lot safer and less
expensive to take the proper
precautions before venturing
out on the lake.


Sports in Brief


Basin boat ramp
may damage boat
LAKE OKEECHOBEE -
Boaters are being urged to avoid
using the boat ramp located in the
back basin at the Okee-Tantie
Marina and Campground.
The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) said due to
low lake levels, use of the back
ramp could damage a boat. Also,
it's doubtful that the lake level is
high enough to allow a boat to
leave the basin and enter the lake.
Airboaters can still safely use
the ramp.
SBoaters are urged to either use
the main ramps at Okee-Tantie, or
the ramps at Scott Driver Memori-
al Park.
Baseball and football
camps open
BELLE GLADE Glades.Day
School Baseball Camp, June 5 to
--- is-open.to boys and girls, ages 4
to 8 in the morning and ages 9 to
15 afternoons.
Glades Day School Football
Camp will be open June 12 to 16,
for boys, ages 4 to 8 in the morn-
ings and ages 9 to 15 in the after-
noons.
Space is limited. Please call
Glades Day School for details at
(561) 996-6769.
Clewiston Cougars
registration open
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Cougars will be holding their reg-
istration on Saturday, June 3, from
noon until 3 p.m. at the Clewiston
Cougars Locker Room The regis-
tration fee for the first 100 partici-
pants to register is $65. This is a
non-refundable fee. The regular
registration fee is $75 due at lime
of registration. Also due at time of
registration is a copy of your
child's birth certificate and picture
(recent wallet size please).
Note: You will be given extra
time to bring in a copy of your
child's year ending report card
and current year physical. If you
already have this items please
bring them with you.
If you have any questions
please log on to our website at:
www.leaguelineup.com/clewis-
toncougars.
Lifeguards needed
SCLEWISTON The city of
Clewiston Recreation Department
is hiring Red Cross Certified life-


guards for the 2006 summer term.
Starting pay is $9 per hour. Appli-
cations are available at Clewiston
City Hall.
Big Bucks
tournaments planned
CLEWISTON A fishing tour-
naments will be held June 10-11.
The Big Bucks Tournament
allows for larger paybacks and
more prizes. Multiple places will
be paid based on the number of
participants. Entries may be
picked up at local bait and tackle
shops, on the Bass Busters Web
site at
www.bassbustersflorida.com or
by calling Chris Fickly at (941)232-
9539. The Team entry is $200 and
includes the Big Bass Jackpot. All
tournaments run from Safelight to
3 p.m. Sign-ups are accepted up
until tournament start time at the
city ramp in Clewiston.
Coast Guard
makes house calls
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Did
you know the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary makes house calls?
They will come to your home to
discuss the required safety equip-
ment needed on your boat. This
service is free. You will receive a
cordial, informative and confiden-
tial boat inspection. A vessel safe-
ty check decal will be placed on
boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call 467-3085 to.arrange a
boat check.
FWC quota permit
applications accepted
The Florida and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
will be accepting applications
June 1-11 for quota permits to
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areas next season.
On many wildlife manage-
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required for hunters wishing to
hunt during the first nine days of
the general gun season as well
as participating in other hunts
including the archery and muz-
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will be available from county tax
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Florida sugar farmers reduce phosphorus in runoff


CLEWISTON In spite of a
hurricane season that wreaked
havoc on the system, Florida sugar
farmers continued to greatly
reduce the phosphorous in the
water leaving their farms. Farm-
ers' Best Management Practices
(BMPs) reduced phosphorus by
59 percent, well above the 25 per-
cent reductions required by the
1994 Everglades Forever Act and
above their 10-year average of
greater than 50% reductions.


"Even under the extreme
weather conditions of the past
year, sugar farmers have been
able to maintain phosphorus
reductions more than twice what
is required. That's further proof
that our Best Management Prac-
tices are making a real difference
in water quality," said Judy
Sanchez, Director of Corporate
Communications.
The water quality issues in Lake
Okeechobee that were exacerbat-


ed by the hurricanes and the
above average rainfall this season
have made the farmer's work even
more difficult than in past years.
Phosphorus in the lake water has
averaged more than 250 parts per
billion since January this year.
Phosphorus levels in Lake
Okeechobee water continue to
increase, creating unforeseen
problems for the restoration
efforts south of the Lake. Pointing
to the quality of water farms


receive fromt the Lake, Sanchez
said, "It's like trying to run a
marathon with a ball and chain
holding you down."
Yet, farmers continue to work
hard at the BMP program, not just
to meet the 25 percent require-
ments, but to get the water clean
as quickly as possible. "The farm-
ers' BMP program is one of the
success stories in Everglades
restoration. It is working twice as
well as expected. And, the South


USDA 2005 hurricane assistance programs open


GAINESVILLE, Fla. Sign-up
began May 17 for four crop and
livestock assistance programs
that will provide aid to produc-
ers affected by the destructive
2005 hurricanes through USDA
Farm Service Agency (FSA), said
Kevin Kelley.
The four programs Live-
stock Indemnity Program, Feed
Indemnity Program, Hurricane
Indemnity Program and Tree
Indemnity Program are funded
to use $250 million fromU.S.
Department of Agriculture Sec-
tion 32 funds.
To be eligible for this assis-
tance, a producer's loss must
have occurred in one of 261
counties that received a primary
presidential or secretarial disas-
ter designation due to 2005 Hur-
ricanes Dennis, Katrina, Ophe-
lia, Rita or Wilma. Assistance is
unavailable for losses in contigu-
ous counties. A list of the eligible
counties in Alabama, Florida,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North
Carolina and Texas is available
at: http://www.usda.gov/Hurri-
canelnfo.xml
Livestock
Indemnity Program
The Livestock Indemnity Pro-
gram (LIP) will provide pay-
ments to eligible livestock own-
ers and contract growers who
incurred the death of livestock
due to the hurricanes. To deter-
mine payments, USDA's Farm
Service Agency (FSA) will multi-
ply the number of eligible live-
stock by the payment rate of: (1)
for livestock owners, 75 percent
of the livestock's average fair
market value; or (2) for contract
growers, 75 percent of the aver-
age sustained income loss. More
information on LIP is available
in the online LIP fact sheet at:
\\I\w.fsa.usda gov.


Feed Indemnity
Program
The Feed Indemnity Program
(FIP) will provide payments to
eligible livestock owners and
cash lessees who suffered feed
losses or increased feed costs
due to the hurricanes. To calcu-
late program payments, FSA will
multiply the national payment
rate established for each live-
stock category by the number of
eligible livestock. More informa-
tion on FIP is available in the
online FIP fact sheet at:
www.fsa.usda.gov.
Hurricane
Indemnity Program
The Hurricane Indemnity
Program (HIP) will provide pay-
ments to eligible producers who
suffered crop losses and
received either a Federal Crop
Insurance Corporation crop
insurance indemnity or a FSA
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assis-
tance Program (NAP) payment.
Producers' HIP benefits will
equal 30 percent of the crop
insurance indemnity or 30 per-
cent of the NAP payment. More
information on HIB is available
in the online HIP fact sheet at:
www.fsa.usda.gov
Tree Indemnity
Program
The Tree Indemnity Program
(TIP) will provide payments to
eligible owners of commercially
grown fruit trees, nut trees,
bushes and vines that produce
an annual crop and were lost or
damaged due to the hurricanes.
FSA will base TIP payments on
the crop's proximity to the hurri-
canes based on established tiers,
which reflect the severity of
damage from least to most


severe. More information on TIP
is available in the online TIP fact
sheet at: www.fsa.usda.gov
Aquaculture
Grants
USDA is also providing $25
million in block grants to the
state governments of Alabama,
Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi,
North Carolina and Texas from
Section 32 funds. The funds are
to provide assistance to produc-
ers raising aquaculture species
in a controlled environment as
part of a farming operation. Gov-
ernors or their designees will
determine sign-up procedures
for the assistance and will dis-
tribute the funds to eligible
aquaculture producers to help
them recover from the devastat-
ing effects of the hurricanes of
2005. More information on the
aquaculture grants is available in
the online fact sheet at:
www.fsa.usda.gov.
Additional Disaster
Assistance
Additional funds have been
designated in response to the
2005 hurricane disasters.
Approximately $200 million is
designated for the Emergency
Conservation Program, $400
million for the Emergency
Forestry Conservation Reserve
Program and $300 million for
the Emergency Watershed Pro-
tection Program (which is avail-
able to communities and
landowners in Tennessee, in
addition to those in the six previ-
ously mentioned states.)
Sign-up dates for the Emer-
gency Forestry Conservation
Reserve Program will be
announced as soon as new regula-
tions and software are developed.
USDA has alrjadjv made $63


million in Emergency Conserva-
tion Program (ECP) funds avail-
able to assist agricultural produc-
ers struck by hurricanes in the
Gulf of Mexico region during the
calendar year 2005. Eligible agri-
cultural producers may receive
up to 100 percent cost-share to
remove debris and restore fences
and conservation structures.
Additional funds for oyster,
nursery and poultry producers
and forest landowners will be
made available when new rules
authorizing assistance are pub-
lished in the Federal Register.
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) is developing these rules
and plans to publish proposed
rules for public comment in the
near future.
Emergency Loan
Assistance
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) currently has $156 million
in low-interest emergency (EM)
loan funds available to help
farmers and ranchers rebuild
their operations.
In certain cases, FSA can pro-
vide producers with both EM and
operating loans to assist them with
spring operations. Eligible produc-
ers who expect to receive future
hurricane disaster payments from
USDA may receive loans now and
assign the disaster funds to EM
loan payments. Emergency loan
funds may be used to: restore or
replace essential property; pay all
or part of production costs associ-
ated with the disaster year; pay
essential family living expenses;
reorganize the farming operation
and refinance certain debts. To
apply for an EM loan, producers
are encouraged to contact their
local USDA Service Center. An FSA
fact sheet explaining the loan appli-
catiop, process si-p-l,%-s t' ., and is
available .:,i i .-. f- u::i:; : .


Florida Water Management Dis-
trict's stormwater treatment areas
(STAs) are also performing better
than designed," Ms. Sanchez said.
"This is good news for Ever-
glades restoration," said Robert
Coker, Senior Vice President, Pub-


lic Affairs. "For more than a
decade, the farmers' efforts have
been producing cleaner water for
the Everglades and as additional
restoration projects are complete
ed, the ecosystem should contin-
ue to improve."


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'our horses. This spacious home offers vaulted ceilings,
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Solid Decision, Solid House! You'll be glad to
see this spacious 4BR/2B remodeled home.
Glowing with quality, 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.


* :. iEER SAYS TO MAKE AN OFFER! Genuine
w.u-it. r/ 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-
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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 3BR/1B 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 & AJUMPI Only minutes separate you


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/fre 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
slip by!






* $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.


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* $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/1BA 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/IBA 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 holdings 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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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.
* REDUCED PERFECT STARTER HOME! 2BR/1BA
CBS home located ?t8lMF svluiet oak filled
street. Features new' Ioonng 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
much more. Priced to sell at only $119,900.
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SRunning 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 cal' n W on
clear h.Y f t 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
Jro NlERtdE eared
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 palm 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!


SHIRLEY IMHOFF WILLIS
Mortgage Loan Officer
Consumer Real Estate
Tel: 863.675.9065
239.415.6302
Fax: 239.415.6311
rley.willis@bankofamerica.com
,ow with an office in LaBelle
at 415 W. Hwy 80
Call for an appointment


* $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 Ortona. The
mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is surrounded

in beautiful palm and oak trees.
* $5U2,0 g U i er lot
in LaBell' f f fose to
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!
S$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 ofAlva on busy SR
80.
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in Moore
Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic fruit trees arid
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.
o* $149ltAes1es that
is alsfor sale foT 9,00.
HOMESITES:
25,500 $72,900 Call for more information about
3 available lots in Fordson Park. The lots have been nicely
maintained and are dose to everything,in LaBelle.
$29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in 55
and older Community located in Moore Haven Yacht Club.
Call for more information.
CALL FOR AVAILABLE HOMESITE
IN PORT LABELLE. MONTURA
AND LEHIGH ACRES


* 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 isi
truly a dream come true. Only $79,900
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell @:
only $67,900. Possible seller financing.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great invest-
'ment property! Only $67,000 eah
* Corer lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful lot
for p..."r dr.-rs h..,rr $54.900.
* T,"fl, : I. ,- i. -,, .. 9,900 e ch
* Double lot.in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
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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 Clab.dcs IEklieri iar i Muc alid
just minutes away fiomrT d ,iotAri lt-IBlk $3.50
per square foot.
* Sable Palm RN 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 RV sites. $2,800,000
* Loaded with possibilities! 2 steelbuildings with
over 5,800 sq ft of workarea 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-: :.i.mei rcil d jus SOuth :of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner ldt in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezoning to
Business. $119,900.


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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
ONLY CONDO ON THE MARKET IN LABELLEI This
2BR/2BA unit would make a great rental investment or
full-time residence. Located on the first floor this condo
features a greenbelt view, tile in kitchen and bathrooms,
and a bonus room. Comfortable living awaits your
arrival! $150,000
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
FOR LEASE111 800+/- Sq. Ft. Office on Busy Street
downtown, Call for details.
WATERFRONT HOMES/LOTS
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION!!! This 3
+/- acre peninsula has over 700' of
Caloosalatchee River frontage with Hwy. 29
access. Zoned C-2 your possibilities are endless!
$3,300,000


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area of upscale homes w ithinblocks of central
LaBelle. 1,500,000
PGORGEOUSA RIVERFRONT This 1.04 acre lot is
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GORGEOUS RIVERFRONTI 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
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


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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
4BR/2BA SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME features
large kitchen, new a/c, upgraded appliances, jet
tub and above ground pool. $174,900. UNDER
CONTRACT
SELLER RELOCATING! Ready to move in and a
must see to believe! Located in a private country
setting in Horseshoe Acres Subdivision. This 2
bedroom, 1 bath manufactured home is situated
on over a half acre lot, shaded screened deck,
with many fruit trees and partially fenced yard.
Dog on premises. Call ahead. $129,500.
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! This 2 bedroom
1.5 bath mobile home is located in quiet River
Oaks Subdivision, Ortona Fl. Great investment for
the part-time Floridian, or a great get-away. The
home is being sold partially furnished, and offers
a split floor plan with vaulted ceilings. $58,500
HOMES ON ACREAGE
UNIQUE, DESIRABLE AND SECLUDED! Less
than a mile from the new West Glades Elementary.


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most desirable communities. Situated at the end of a cul
de sac provides a peaceful & private setting. Cathedral
ceilings, ceramic ile throughout, open floor plan and
wrap around porch. $469,900.
ACREAGE/LOTS
40 ACRE- Gerber Grove $660,000
2.5 +/ ACRES stocked pond, partially fenced, unique
oak grove and ready to build. Great location on CR 78
approx. 2 miles from town. Seller motivated!
$199,000
10 ACRE PARCEL located off Hwy 74 (Bermont Road)
in Charlotte County. Property zoned agricultural. Price
Reduced $100,000
BEAUTIFUL OAK COVERED CITY OF IABELLE
LOT. Located in established neighborhood. Build your
home on this .45 acre lot. Price Reduced $70,000
BEAUTIFUL 100' X 185' RESIDENTIAL HOMESITE
w/beautiful oaks located in the city of LaBelle and ready
to build! $89,900
OVERSIZED ,64 ACRE WOODED residential home-
site located in the city. $89,000
1.25 ACRES LOT in growing Montura Ranch Estate
more lots available $49,500.
2 PORT LABELLE LOTS IN UNIT 102. located side
by side. Lots provide over Vi acre homesite. Partially
cleared, high and dry. Ready to build! $45,000 each
COMMERCIALBUSINESS
PRIME LOCATIONI Business zoned property located


j _e Marilyn Sears Licensed Real Estate Broker
Sales Associates Nancy Hendrickson, Margaret Whadey,
Se Habla Yvonne Doll, Consuelo Tarin Lopez, Suzanne Sherrod
Espafiol Judy Cross McClure and Receptionist Emily Curis


in Downtown LaBelle. Perfectly situated on the corner
of (Hwy 29) Bridge Street and Park Avenue thi proper-
ty has endless possibilities. "Old Historical Florida-
Style" two story building, 1,846 sq. ft. w/122' frontage
on Bridge Street and a "Quaint Old-Florida Cracker-
Style" office fronting on Park Avenue. $1,200,000
REDUCED PRICE $350.000111 RENOVATED
BUILDINGIII READY FOR YOUR BUSINESSllI Need
a place to locate your business. This is it! Highly vis-
able, only 180 ft. East of Bridge Street. Totally remod-
eled building situated on .31 acre lot fronting on
Washington Ave. across from bank drive thru. Property
is 175' deep which leaves room for future expansion.
Renovations include all new crown molding, ceramic
tile, siding, plumbing, electric and A/C.
BUSINESS ZONEDI This 2BR/1BA home is situated
on a high traffic road in the city. Just 2 blocks north of
Hwy 80 and 1 block east of Bridge Street and surround-
ed by local banks and businesses. Price reduced
$215,000


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ESTABLISHED IN 1984
THE GATOR BAIT PUB has been a thriving business in
the Pioneer Community for many years. If you've ever
wanted to run your own Restaurant and Lounge here's
your chance. This quaint establishment comes fully fur-
nished with a completely equipped kitchen, and offers
great start for any entrepreneur. Priced at $174,500
INDUSTRIAL
4.14 ACRES ST Property fea-
tures 80'x10 B F 2,200 sq. ft.
doublewide ment... Great
Location! $1,500,000
NDUSTRIAL PROPERTY1 Excellent investment
opportunity w/ 277' frontage on Hwy 29. 1.59+/- acres
on corner of Hwy 29 and N. Industrial Loop Road, 3
steel buildings- (Warehouse-3,800 sq. ft.; shop 1,600
sq. ft.; office building 2,520 sq. ft.) all currently leased.
$1,300,000
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TALLAHASSEE As the hurri-
cane season approaches, Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is reminding consumers
to heed safety tips when using
portable generators. The genera-
tors have become very popular in
Florida as a result of power out-
ages during several record-break-
ing hurricane seasons.
"Generators are very useful
when the power goes out but they
can be hazardous when con-
sumers do not take the time to
review safety directions and follow
the manufacturers' guidelines,"
Bronson said. "People should take
time well before a storm to read
the information so they don't put
themselves and their families at
risk."
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission received
reports of 179 carbon monoxide
deaths associated with portable
generators between 1990 and
2002. In addition to the potential
for toxic engine'exhaust, other pri-
mary hazards include electrocu-
tion and fire.
Three people have died in
South Florida over the past two
years as a result of carbon monox-
ide poisoning from generators.
One used the device in the
kitchen; a couple died when the


generator, which was located out-
side their bedroom window,
spewed the gas into the open win-
dow.
The primary cause of death
and illness is from carbon monox-
ide poisoning because people
used generators indoors or in par-
tially enclosed areas such as
garages or balconies. Carbon
monoxide is a colorless, odorless
gas. Symptoms of carbon monox-
ide poisoning are similar to the flu.
People who feel sick, dizzy or
weak while inside but feel better
when they leave their home
should be cautioned that there
might be carbon monoxide pres-
ent and they should get immediate
medical attention.
Some consumers in Florida
mistakenly believed that using the
generators in their garage was safe
if the door was left open. Howev-
er, the gases leaked into the
homes through vents. In addition,
garages are not usually well venti-
lated so if the owner lets it run
awhile and then comes to turn it
off, the carbon monoxide levels
can be so high as to immediately
render the person unconscious
and cause death. Generators can
produce high levels of carbon
monoxide very quickly.
Prior to purchasing a generator,
consumers should make sure they


get one rated for the amount of
power they will need. Light bulbs,
appliances and equipment usually
have labels indicating their power
requirements. People unable to
determine the amount of power
they will need should contact an
electrician for help. Generators
should support the minimum
needs of a household during an
emergency. Also, during an emer-
gency the fuel supply may be very
limited so people should use the
generator wisely.
Follow these safety tips to pro-
tect against poisoning, electrocu-
tion and fires:
Never use a generator
indoors, including in garages, bal-
conies, crawl spaces or other par-
tially enclosed areas even with
ventilation. Opening windows or
using fans does not prevent car-
bon monoxide buildup.
Place the generator outdoors
and away from doors, windows
and vents and put it in a covered
location.
Follow the directions that
come with the unit.
Install battery-operated car-
bon monoxide alarms.
To avoid electrocution, keep
the generator dry and operate it on
a dry surface under a canopy-like
structure. Dry hands before touch-
ing the unit.


e Plug appliances directly into
the generator or use a heavy-duty,
outdoor-rated extension cord that
is rated in amps or watts at least
equal to the sum of the connected
appliance loads.
Never try to power a house
wiring by plugging the generator
into a wall outlet. This is extremely
hazardous to the homeowner, util-
ity workers and neighbors served
by the same utility transformer.
Don't overload the generator.
Don't operate more appliances
than the output rating calls for.
Turn off all equipment pow-
ered by the generator before shut-
ting down the unit.
Never store fuel for the gener-
ator in the home, and use properly
labeled safety containers to store
the fuel. Also, do not store exces-
sive amounts of fuel.
Before refueling the unit, turn
it off and let it cool down. Fuel
spilled on hot engine parts can
ignite.
"Many people are installing
permanent generators and they
should be sure to use qualified
electricians," Bronson said. "Con-
sumers who opt for portable units
need to take the time long before a
disaster to review the instructions
and safety tips so they don't make
a mistake that can end in a disaster
of its own."


S00i hurricane season


CLEWISTON Water levels
on Lake Okeechobee fell to
12.79 feet as of Tuesday, May 23,
and the lake elevation is expect-
ed to fall further prior to the start
of this year's rainy season. On
the same date last year, Lake
Okeechobee stood at 14.07 feet.
The May 23 lake levels in 2004
and 2003 were 13.18 feet and
14.58 feet respectively.
And the rainy season may not
begin for awhile, according to a
National Weather Service report,
which states that the "frequency
of rain (in the region north of
Lake Okeechobee) begins to
increase in late May," and is
"occasionally delayed until June
or even July, as in 1998." The
Weather Channel's ten-day fore-
cast for the area now calls for
only a 30 percent chance of rain
on nine of the next 10 days.
History has shown that the
lake has typically started its
annual rise by about mid-June.
This would bode well for the
upcoming hurricane season.
"This is very good news for
Lake Okeechobee and the Her-
bert Hoover Dike," said Andrew


Geller, water management
hydraulic engineer for the Corps'
Jacksonville District. "We feel a
lot better about where we are
today, in comparison to recent
years."
Geller noted that the lake
level hit a high of 18.02 feet in
2004, thanks to Hurricanes
Charley, Frances, Jeanne and
Ivan, but that the lower lake
level achieved prior to entering
the 2004 hurricane season was a
great aid in managing the lake
levels through the storms.
Most would agree that a 2006
hurricane season rivaling both
2004 and 2005 is unlikely; but
even if it were to happen, the
lake is at a manageable level that
is lower than both 2004 and
2005. Additionally, regular
inspections, maintenance and
strengthening work on the Her-
bert Hoover Dike provide confi-
dence in the protection it pro-
vides. In the meantime, the
Jacksonville District team
remains ready and vigilant as
Hurricane Season 2006
approaches.


Food safety precautions important during Florida's warm weather


TALLAHASSEE As the pic-
nic and barbecue season official-
ly kicked off with the Memorial
Day weekend, Florida Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is reminding state residents
to follow a few food safety tips to
avoid turning a party into a trip
to the doctor.
"Everybody loves cookouts
and picnics, and with a little


care, nothing will mar the fun
and enjoyment of doing these
things with friends or family,"
Mr. Bronson said. "But food safe-
ty measures are particularly
important, especially this time of
year when temperatures are
heating up."
Mr. Bronson offered the fol-
lowing tips:
Clean and sanitize cooking
equipment.


Wash your hands thorough-
ly with soap and hot water
before beginning to prepare the
food.
Keep raw foods away from
cooked foods to avoid cross-
contamination, and make sure
that raw meat juices never come
in contact with salads and veg-
etables. Moreover, use a differ-
ent plate or platter to carry the
meat off the grill than the one


you used to transport the raw
meat.
While cooking, use a meat
thermometer to make sure that
the meat is sufficiently cooked.
Beef, lamb and pork should reg-
ister an internal temperature of
at least 160 degrees while poul-
try should be cooked to 165
degrees Fahrenheit. It is particu-
larly critical that food reaches
those temperatures when cook-


ing ground meat products.
Food should be consumed
as soon as it is ready, and left-
overs should be refrigerated
within two hours of coming off
the grill or coming out of the
refrigerator in the case of salads.
Precooked picnic items
should be kept in insulated con-
tainers with plenty of ice or cold
packs to last until all of the food
is consumed.


Failing to adhere to food safe-
ty tips can subject consumers to
any number of food-borne ill-
nesses which, while rarely fatal,
can make people violently ill
sometimes for a number of days.
(For more news from the
Florida Department of Agricul-
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A 'Dear John' letter from Dad


By Pastor John Hicks
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Have you ever received a Dear
John letter? I have, many as a mat-
ter of fact. My parents naming me
after my Uncle John insured that!
But there is one Dear John letter
that stands out more than any
other. It was the first letter I ever
received from my father. It was
written to a son who had/hot
always seen eye-to-eye with his
father. It was written by a father
reaching out to his prodigal son.
In honor of Fathers Day and
Fathers everywhere and in partic-
ular one father in Fernandina
Beach, I would like to share this
letter of blessing with you.
Dear John,
Your mother and I have been
asked by Mike Oliver to write you
a letter in support of your planned
Walk to Emmaus in January. It is
supposed to be an opportunity for
us to express our appreciation of
you and what our relationship
means and has meant over the
years.
When you were little, I had the
same close relationship with you-
that I had with the other boys, and
I realize now that when you were
in Jr. High, I let you down by not
being as involved with you in your
activities as I was with the other
boys. I also did not understand


your sensitivity to other people at
that time, and when you came
home with a peace symbol, I
never gave you an opportunity to


state a posi-
tion. I had my
mind made up,
and did not
care to be con-
fused by facts.
I was critical of
your friends
and thus alien-
ated you and
never really re-
established a
close bond


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John
Hicks


with you. I regret that now, and if I
had the opportunity to re-run that
part of the race, I would move up
to scouts when you did, to try to
gain back the son that I had lost
with a few hasty words.
You are in the correct field.
From the time that you were in Sr.
High, I began to see the potential,
and it really came out while you
were in college. I felt that the min-
istry was where you belonged,
but I was not the one to whom
you came for advice in those days.
I will admit that I was quite
pleased when you finally made
the decision to enter the ministry,
and I am very proud of you and
your accomplishment in dedicat-
ing yourself to a life of service to
others. You will never know the


sense of pride we felt at your ordi-
nation. Your mother stood and
walked alone for the first time
after her accident, and held her
head high the whole way down
the isle. That event inspired her to
do what very few believed could
be done!
Your accomplishments in
school, in the scouts and now as a
person have been sources of
pride to us which you will recog-
nize when you have children of
your own. The greatest gift any
parent can receive is to have a
child do well, and the highest feel-
ings of ecstasy are realized in the
accomplishments of your of-
spring. When you do well, we
glory.
Keep up your good works,
son, and hold the hand of Him
whom you have vowed to follow.
Your earthly parents love you very
much, and are very proud of you.
Your Heavenly Father must be
even more so.
Love, Dad.
Most parents hope and pray
that they can bless their children
in a special way and make a dif-
ference in their lives. Fathers (and
mothers), why not consider a let-
ter of blessing to your children?
From first-hand experience, I
know what it can mean. You can,
too!


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Area Church News in Brief


Make a joyful noise
Have an interest in singing to
the Almighty?
BELLE GLADE The Glades
Community Choir is looking for
you, you, & you. This includes
youths! Rehearsals are each Mon-
day evening at 6 p.m.
For more information, contact,
Kevin Wright, community rela-
tions at (561)261-0717; or, Carla
Kendall, president, at 561 261-
0049
Vacation Bible
School planned
CLEWISTON First United
Methodist Church of Clewiston,
331 W. Osceola Ave., will host
their annual Vacation Bible
School June 12 to 17. This year's
theme is Fiesta Time! Everyone is
invited! A light dinner will be
served each night starting at 5:30,
with the program lasting from 6 to,
8 p.m. Call 983-5269 for more
information or to register.
Church plans
Bible School
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


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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.
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 inour community.
Activities available include basket-
ball; three Play Station 2 units,
music, and games. Snack bar
with great prizes is open each
night.
CREW seeks
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-


dents with repairs and continued
clean up efforts in the aftermath
of Hurricane Wilma. Carpenters,
Electricians, Plumbers, drywall
installers and other trade skills are
needed, as well as, anyone willing
to lend a hand! For more informa-
tion, come by the office ait 121
Central Ave. rear entrance or
email
CREWheadquarters@aol.com or
phone (863) 983 2390. Donations,
including monetary contribu-
tions, are tax deductible. For more
information, email CREW head-
quarters @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 wel-
come! Call Rev. Perez at 677-3190
with questions.
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-Fri-
day, from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. All chil-
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amisurplus.org or www.Lo-
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2 PLOTS- in Silver Hill Ceme-
tery inFfrostproof. $600
S863)605-3831


DOG, Bloodhound. Call to
identify. (863)357-3225
MICROPHONE- Found Mon-
day May 22nd., 441 S.,
Please call to identify.
863-634-9660
PUG, Female, on Tues.. May
23rd, in vicinity of SE 26th St,
Okeechobee. Call to identity.
(863)357-1812
PUPPY, Female, chocolate
colored, on SR 80 in front of
Johnson Engineering. Call to
identify. (239)825-3534


BLOOD HOUND, Lost In Treas-
ure Island behindd Brewski's)
Black & Tan Missing 05121
(863)634-9990/634-8674
LONG HAIRED DACHSHUND-
Mlssing from Otter Creek
area 05/23/06. Needs Med's.
(561)723-2654 Reward
PINTO GELDING- Grand-
daughters horse, tan &
white, vic of SW 10th St. &
SW 6th Ave. near the Victory
Baptist Church. Reward
634-7711 or467-2888
WALLET, Black, mens, on
5/24/06 near Ed's Auto Parts
in Okeechobee. LIBERAL
REWARD! (863)467-5571
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AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD- lyr
old. F, spayed, lovable great
w/kids. Needs room to run.
(863)673-4540
KITTEN, Black & white male. 8
weeks old. (863)763-8318 or
(863)532-0680
MALE CAT- 4yrs old, med
hair, neutered, soft paws, to
good home only
(863)634-6012
PUPPIES, 5 weeks old,
American Bulldog & Red Nose
Pit mixed. (863)635-3918
Babson Park.



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Medical 210

Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




Case Manager
Bi-Lingual
for lamily-centered
approach home visitation.
Belie Glade
Working with pregnant &
parenbng families.
Degree in Social Work or
related field required.
Resume by Fax to:
561-996-3653 or e-mail to:
HumanResources .
familiesfirstpbc.org
Visit us at
familiesfirstpbc.org
for more information.
Exp'd Plumbers & Helpers
Needed, commercial/resi-
dential, full time starting Im-
mediately. Paid Holidays and
vacation. (561)996-1159


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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.
Ventura Ave., Clewiston,
Fl 33440, Attn: Marta or
email resume to:
morales2oearthlink net.

HELP WANTED
EXR ROOFER
In Metal Roofs Mandatory.
Please call (863)674-5775
INSURANCE SALES/
SERVICE REP
440/220 license required, life
license a plus. Barnie Walk-
er Agency, Belle Glade, FL.
561-996-7186
LABORERS: For Landscape &
Lawn Maintenance. Good pay.
Benefits Included: Company
Payed Medical, Life & Dental.
(954)605-6951 or email:
fivepointscor@bellsouth.net
EOE/DFWR
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LOOKING FOR JOURNEY-
MEN ELECTRICIAN/
SERVICE TECH.
With experience & training.
Position requires a strong
electrical background,
knowledge of materials,
methods &tools involved
in all aspects of tenant im-
provements for residential,
commercial & industrial.
Must be able to trouble
shoot, and repair all phas-
es of electrical. Valid &
clean driving license. Re-
liable & prompt atten-
dance.
Jeff M Robinson, Inc.
Contact Human Resources
Tel: 863-763-2525
Fax: 863-763-1772
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 & Acctng.
Revenue Spec. II
$26,019/yr. Clewiston
Closing Date: 6-5-06
apply online
Mylorida.com
click on Government, scroll
down to "For State
Employees"
and click on
"People First Job Search"
EOE




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Cage Cashier
Cocktail Server
r;,ming Room Hostess
Dining Room Server
Dishwasher/Steward
Housekeeper
Poker Dealer
Security Officer
Sous Chef
TAD Floor Clerk
TAD Machine Technician


$9.50 per hour
$5.50 plus tips
$8.00 per hour
$5.50 plus tips
$7.50 per hour
$9.00 per hour
$28.00 avg.w/grats
$10.00 per hour
$12.00 + D.O.E.
$21.00 avg. w/grats
$12.50 per hour


Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
May 24,2006
PART TIME
EMT and PARAMEDIC
EMT PAY RATE: $8.41 $9.80
PARAMEDIC PAY RATE: $9.81 $10.62
MAJOR DUTIES: Operation driving of F350/F450 Type I Am-
bulances, general station duties, 24/48 shifts with one month
rotation through the two stations, operation of GCEMS. Any
other related duties as described in the EMT or Paramedic job
outline per 64-E and GCEMS-ALS protocols.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Capable of safely and
efficiently operating Type I Ambulances 10-18 and 10-18X,
must have the ability to lift up to 100 Ibs. and have the ability to
sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, crawl and work outside in various
weather conditions. Must be able to work flexible hours and
overtime under emergency situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: State of Florida Certified EMT or
Paramedic License, Class D Drivers License with acceptable
driving record, EVOC, Healthcare Provider CPR card, ACLS,
Hepatitis B vaccination and general knowledge of the area.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County EMS Station I Moore Haven
and Station III Muse.
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 8:00a.m. 24 hour shift
CLOSING DATE: June 9, 2006 at 5:00 pm
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License. State of lorida EMT or
Paramedic License, ACLS and CPR card, EVOC and Hepatitis B
Vaccination
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
PO. Box 1018
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


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


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The Following Positions Will Be Open Until Filled.
Positions are Full Time With:
Medical Benefits, Retirement, Sick and Vacation Leave.

Custodian: Must be able to work evenings.
Must have a valid driver's license.

Staff Assistant I: Must have good communication skills & basic
computer knowledge. Bookkeeping knowledge is a plus.
Must be.independent and able to multitask.
SA Hig'i!chool Diploma or GED required.

Electrical Inspector: Must have 8 yrs. experience with
a licensed contractor.

Lifeguard: Openings at East Recreation in Harlem for
Summer Program. $9-$12/hour. Applications available & accepted
at Sub-Office, Civic Center and Harlem Office in Clewiston
and Personnel Office In LaBelle.
Must be certified in 1st Aid/CPR prior to employment.

Mechanic I: Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as an
automotive service worker or Mechanic's helper preferred.*

Mechanic II: Graduate from an approved course in heavy &
diesel mechanics, three years experience.*
*Both Mechanic positions require a Class B driver's license.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED. Both located in Clewiston.

GIS Coordinator: For the LaBelle office. Must have
Bachelor of Science from an accredited college or university in
computer science, geography or related field with considerable
experience in the use of geographic information systems or
8 years equivalent experience.

Treatment Plant Operator: For Pt. LaBelle Utilities. Must have a
valid driver's license. A High School Diploma or GED required.
Possession of a Class A, B, or C Water Treatment Plant Operator's
License as issued by the State of Florida.

Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee: For Pt. LaBelle Utilities.
Must have a valid driver's license. A High School Diploma or GED
required. A water treatment plant operator's license is not required
prior to employment, but within reasonable timing a Class A, B or C
Water Treatment Plant Operator's License issued by the
State of Florida will need to be acquired.


Drivers
Getting What You
Deserve?
You Will At Walpole!

$5 $50K / Year
Home Every Night
Paid Life Insurance
401 (k), BC/BS,
Paid Vacation

(800) 741-6500
Walpole, Inc.
online app: www.walpoleinc.com


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 orfax resume to:
Sheila
O. Box 1779
Clewiston, FL 33440.
FAX (863)983-5860.
EOE
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Benefits available for all employees
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Apply in person at: 506 S. 1st St., Immokalee, FL
Phone: 1-800-218-0007
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PALM BEACH COUNTY
JOB OPPORTUNITIES

FARMWORKER COUNSELOR (Employment
Counselor/Job Trainer), $15.29/hr. Recruits po-
tential participants and determines eligibility.
Teaches employability skills and counsels partici-
pants on educational, financial or personal prob-
lems; assists with job placement. Performs field
work and makes home visits. Requires BS/BA and
1 yr. exp. in EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING or relat-
ed social services/job training (i.e., UNEMPLOY-
MENT COUNSELING); or AS/AA and 3 yrs. related
exp. Prefer exp.: Working with the migrant farm-
worker population (specify amt. of time); teaching
adults. Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly pre-
ferred. Must travel to Belle Glade as needed.

SOCIAL WORKER (Human Services, Belle
Glade), $30,879. Performs client intake and as-
sessment, develops service plans, provides case
management and determines eligibility for assis-
tance programs. Provides supportive counseling
and makes home visits. Develops and maintains
community contacts with different social service
agencies. Requires BS/BA Social Work, Sociolo-
gy, Psychology or other Behavioral Sci.; 1 yr. ex-
perience in social work/related field (or unrelated
BS/BA and 2 yrs. related exp.). Preference for
exp.: Providing supportive counseling; referring
clients to local, State and/or private social service
agencies; making home visits; preparing intake
assessments and other reports. Bilingual (Eng-
lish/Spanish/Creole) a plus.

Visit www.pbcgov.com for detailed job descrip-
tions & employment appls.; submit appls./re-
sumes with any Vet. Pref. doc for receipt by 5 pm
6/9/06 to Palm Beach County HR, 50 S. Military
Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415. Fax 561-616-6893.
EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)




MANAGEMENT


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

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



Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
May 24,2006
PART TIME SCALEHOUSE OPERATOR
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $9.50 $11.00 Per hour depend-
ing on qualifications

MAJOR DUTIES: This part-time position is to work Saturdays,
loealand national holidays and weekday when necessary.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must be able
to read and write English. Applicant must be computer knowl-
edgeable as to the proper operation of the computer and be
able to run simple programs. Must be able to prepare closing
cash balance reports, keep daily tickets organized, answer tele-
phones in a proper and professional manner and be able to
clean the office on Saturday.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Landfill
WORK SCHEDULE: As Scheduled
CLOSING DATE:June 9,2006 at 5:00 pm
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMITAPPLICATION TO: MaryAnn Dotson
RO..Box 1018
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven FI ; 1
863-94.6-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


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Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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Police Officer
Certified
$16.47 hr.

Accounting Specialist I
(Temporary)
$9.00 hr.

Accounting Specialist II
$11.74 hr.
Service Tech I
(Requires FL Class C CDL)
$8.46 hr.

Service Tech II
(Requires FL Class B CDL)
$9.28 hr.

Service Tech III
(Requires FL Class A CDL)
$11.33 hr.

Certified Water Safety Instructor
(Temporary)
$12.00 hr.

Certified Life Guard
(Temporary)
$12.00 hr.

Unless stated All positions open until filled
Valid Employment Applications
must be submitted to:
City ofBelle Glade
Human Resources Department
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., W
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900
Business Hours: 8:00 to 5:00


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LIBRARY
AIDE
(Immokalee Reservation)

tool diploma/GED.
& word processing
excellentt oral and
communication.
e working in library I
Assist the librarian.
tons in finding infor
needed. Fax applica-
mes to 954-967-3477


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POSITION: Family Support Worker- (Two positions)
NOAH, Inc. is seeking to fill 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.
bluil'iv ai i digree in Social Services and 1 yr. epen-
,i,-r phi 'i:ir :lnm] iiril rlent services to'families or havw HS
i 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




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


OKEECHOBEE SENIORS
NEED MONEY A JOB HELP?
If you are 55 and older,with low, limited or no income,
we may have the trainingand employment opportunities
that are just right for you.
Call Experience Works Today
In Okeechobee County Call
Audrey Heath
(863) 5081100 x351
or
State Office
(888) 859-1051 Toll Free
Funded by the State of Florida
Department of Elder Affairs

The Beacon Center at Pioneer Park Elementary
has iMe following poisliins avajilble
Please Cjll 561 993-4481 10 come & iii application
or Ia. resume 11:1 561-993 4005J, Ann V rls Engle at Beacon
enrier or bv mail io Fengie@gli:cpg org.
Family Liaison (full-time)
Requires Experience and knowledge of community resources
for working with parents. Able to collaborate with the school
and serve as a liaison for the parents. Must have effective in-
terpersonal skills, computer competency and be able to main-
tain client files and work as part of a team. 4 yr college degree
and experience working with families. Must possess valid dr.
lic. & access to vehicle for day to day job performance. Must
be able to work flexible hours including evenings and week-
ends. Bilingual preferred but not required.

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

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or man's treasure. urn today's competitive
your trash to treasure market? hi the employ-
with an ad In the classl- ment section of thet ds-
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AGRICULTURAL LABORER
Florida Sugar Cane League seeks an individual to work with
experimental sugarcane varieties. Must be able to work in a
team and read & follow precise instructions. Must be able to
perform heavy manual labor and work in a hot, humid
environment. Valid driver's license, acceptable driving record
and proof of legal residence required. English speaking, high
school graduate preferred. Drug free employer. Competitive
salary and benefits offered. For additional information call
561-924-5227 Ext. 22 or apply in person at the USDA
Sugarcane Field Station, 12990 U.S. Hwy.441 North,
Canal Point, Florida 33438.


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Nurse

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 lie. required.
Current BLS certification.
Resume to:
galtman(lsemtribe.com
or fax to: (954)967-3477

Details at: www.semtribe.com

CRISIS SUPPORT SCREENER

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

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

EOE: M/F/D/V


HEALTHCAREDISTRICT
Ocr PALM siEACH COUNTY
HEALTH SERVICES COORDINATOR
(Registered Nurse)
Position #175-3169
Registered Nurse needed to provide health services to young
children (0-5) and their families in community settings as pa't
of a unique multi-disciplinary team. Registered Nurse Licensed
in Florida (BSN preferred). Three (3) years experience i nurs-
ing (pediatric) jn]i or i:,iiTmuril-iri health preferred. Min..salaryv
$37,866/yr. :j iil'.. ia: .i pass FDLE and local bacl
ground check. Located in Belle Glades.'
Applications/resumes must be received by 5PM, 6/9/06..Serd
to:Attn: Recruitment Specialist, HCDPBC, 324 Datura St,
#401 WPB, FL 33401, Fax (561)671-4670 or e-mail to Em.
ploymenthhcdpbc.org. EOE, DFWP, Vet. Pref.


DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE

LAO <) FINDERS
202 E. Suarland Hwy. (Ac om Cwito Inn)
(863) 902-9494


NURSING
Nurse Practitioner or
Physician Assistant
UNLOCK YOUR FULL
POTENTIAL
When you join the Prison
Health Services team', you
will experience a unique and
challenging healthcare envi-
ronment.
These are great opportunity
to practice independently in
a primary care/ urgent care
setting. Joined us at the
Glades correctional Institu-
tion in this FT position. FL
License required.

We offer competitive com-
pensation and benefits.
Marilyn Burns at:
561-829-1441; fax:
561-996-8995 EEO/AA
www.prisonhealth.com



CERTIFIED NURSING ASST.
w/ PR. Looking for F/T or P/T
Employment. Greatreferences!
(863)675-7105



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verifiable experience. Good
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Drivers CDL A "Honey I'm
Home...Every Weekend!"
Great Pay & Benefits! Special
Orientation Pay for Exp. Driv-
ers! Paid Training for School
Grads! Cypress Truck Lines
ESE Teachers/Assistants and
Physical, Occupational &
Speech Therapists for Inclu-
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www.ucpcdc.org.
HOMETIME, MONEY & MORE!
Home every weekend! Home
during the week! Excellent
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no touch! Preplanned freight!
$.42 per mile. HEARTLAND
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
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tionships? Buy and Read
DIANETICS by L. Ron Hub-
bard Call (813)872-0722 or
send $8.00 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
pa FL 33607.


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 nowl Days
(314)209-9800; Evenings
(314)293-0610. ..



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.
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Now! 24 Hours Protect your
legal Rights A-A-A ATTOR-
NEY Referral Service All Ac-
cident, Injury & Death Claims
Auto, Bike, Mall, Shopping
Centers, Pedestrian, Chil-
dren, Elderly
(888)733-5342.


NEW SELF STORAGE
S46 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


WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


INSTALLATION--Owens Corn-
ing fiberglass R-11, 5 rolls,
$25. Or will separate.
(863)612-9233
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335..
TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE,
200 amp service. Cost $700,
used 1 month. Asking $500
(863)673-1120


AVON PRODUCT- big box of
older items. $50
(863)357-6113
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
0s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
neg. 863-763-8943


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video- 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens A Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C- For Travel Trailer, Dual
Therm, '05, 120v, 1 phase,
1500 BTU Used 1/2 yr.
$425. (863)467-6868
A/C UNITS- 3 ton, Air & heat,
$350. (863)674-9907
A/C WINDOW UNITS,
1-12,000 BTU's & 1-8,000.
BTU's w/remote. Both new
$400. will sep 863-675-8182
CENTRAL A/C PKG UNITS-
2.5 ton.& 3 ton $700 for
both or will separate.
(863)675-8182


DRESSING TABLE .& MIRROR
$100 l e 1467.iq1912


AIR CONDITIONER & ELEC-
TRIC STOVE working condi-
tion, both for $175 or best
offer (863)467-8339
CHEST & UPRIGHT FREEZER-
asking $200 for both or will
sell separate (863)675-0550
ELECTRIC STOVE- Whirlpool,
Good condition. $50.
(863)467-5072
FRIDGE, ADMIRAL 18.6 cu-
bic ft., frostless/white, $75.
863-674-0874.
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Like
new condition. Beige, $125.
(863)447-2130
RANGE, AMANA Smoothe
top, self-cleaning,
black/white w/white Ken-
more range hood, $75.
863-674-0874.
REFRIGERATOR- good condi-
tion, 4yrs old, white, $200
(239)872-1213, Alva,FL
WASHER & DRYER: 6 mo's.
old. Excellent condition. $450.
(863)228-7204
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, super capacity, 3yrs
old, excellent condition $350
(239)872-1.213 Alva,FL
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, white, 2 yrs old, good
condition, $1400
(863)801-3358






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.

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male. Good for breeding. $80
will separate. (863)634-8118
DACHSHUND PUPPY, 7 wks.
old. Black & Tan, Male.
$200. (863)634-5060
DOG PENS, (2), Large w/gate.
$100 or will separate..Call
Rick (239)410-3784 in La-
belle
MIN-PIN PUPPIES- 8wks old,
CKC reg. & they have Health
papers. $375.
(863)763-4052 or 634-8691
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $75 (863)675-4981
LaBelle area
PUPPY, Puggle, female, hon-
ey tan w/black on face, w/pa-
pers. 6 mos. Playful. House
trained. $400 (863)634-6184
TROPICAL FISH & AFRICAN
CICIHLIDS $2000. Will sep-
arate. (863)467-9621


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COMPACT PRESARIO- Win.
XP with mouse & keyboard.
$95. (863)357-6303
COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $200.
(863)467-2366
LAP TOP- Compaq Armada
E500, Win XP Home Edition,
DVD PlayerCD 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
Printer 6100 Minolta, Qus,
magicolor, $400.
(863)634-6597


BEDROOM SUITE- King sz
Black w/gray, contemporary
style. Lots of mirrors, Nice.
$800 neg. (863)634-7895
BR SUITE- Wicker, queen size,
headboard, nite stand, chest
w/mirror, $250
(863)228-4086
CHAIRS (4), Dining or game
table, nice off white fabric,
casters, swivel/tit w/oak arms
&trim. $100 (863)357-3779
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
(863)763-8943
COUCH, Tan, Very good con-
dition. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
DINING ROOM SET, Entertain-
ment ctr & Living room set,
$650. Will separate.
(863)673-0476
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- Dark
wood, Lighted & lots of
shelves 6.5'x6.5' Like new,
$150. Neg. (863)467-7838
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756 -
LIVING ROOM SET, 3-piece, 2
loveseats & 1 chair. Good
condition. $400
(863)241-3273
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING &
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142
MATTRESS- King Size, $25
(863)675-0550
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Wood
arms & side. Light tan.
$150. (863)763-0582
SECTIONAL SOFA, Multi Col-
ored. $150. (863)946-0749
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $50
(863)675-7105
Table, 6 chairs & China cabi-
net$500.239-822-5955



VENITIAN BLINDS, (5), 29.5"
wide. (2 60 wide. $25 or will
separate. (8631763-3901


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 cl,
surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
ENGAGEMENT RING, dia-
mond, 14k, yellow gold,
S1.23, $3000.
15611985-3411


WHEELCHAIR,,Power, with leg
attachment, foot plate, battery
operated w/plugin. Great condo
$1200 neg. (863)801-6149


CAR HAULER- Hauls up to 4
cars, Needs axles $700.
(863)357-3981
DAVID BROWN MACHINE,
$1000 or will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908
FLAT BED TRAILER- Miller,
'71, Tilt deck, Dual tandems,
Holds up to 18,000 Ibs.
$2000. (863)357-3981



FLUTE, with case. Excellent
condition. Paid $600, asking
$200 (863)635-3918 Babson
Park ..



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


BICHON FRISE, Male, born
10/9/05, purebred w/papers.
Up to date on shots & tags.
$500 (863)674-1574
CHIHUAHUA, black/white,
male, fawn fem., shots cur-
rent, make offer.
(863)675-3729 M-F, 9-6
CHIHUAHUA- male, CKC reg.,
1 yr old, cocoa color, hse
broke $350 (863)634-0517
CHINCHILLA'S 2 males, 2 fe-
males. $300 for all, will sep.
(863)634-8118
COCKATIELS, 1 male & 1 fe-


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

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


YORKIPOO PUPPY, CKC reg. KITCHEN CABINETS, Used,
Adorable, shots & vet uppers & lowers, for garage
checked. $475 use. (863)467-4646
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee
MRE's: Meals Ready To Eat
i Buying All-Top Dollar Payed
863-610-2265/863-763-0620
Call Anytime
Double Sink, Stainless steel, NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
33" x 22", w/all hardware, hos- ing to add to my collection.
es & garbage disposal. $45. please call to sell coins &
neg. (863)763-6216 paper money 239-693-4891

I.T. I Agriculture

CROSSBOW, Barnett com-
mando. $75 (239)246-3549
POOL TABLE, American Heri-
tage, Blue Felt Top. $1200. or
best offer. 786-229-8822 or Christmas Trees 745
863-674-4050 Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
When you want something Farm Miscellaneous 815
sold, advertise In the Farm Produce 820
Classified. Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
CASSETTE TAPES- Oldie's But Horses 840
Goodies, Approx. 60. $25. Landscaping
(863)357-1938 Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
TV, Toshiba, BIG SCREEN: 55" Flowers 865
Floor Model w/remote. Ask-
ing $600 or best offer.
(863)675-7105
TV'S, (2), 19", excellent condi-
tion, $100 will sell separate- HORSE TRAILER- Older mod-
ly. (863)228-7204 el, 2 horse, New floor. $650.
6197(863)357-1976
OLD SORREL GELDING, 2
8-15ft LITTLE GIANT A yrs., very gentle, no bad hab-
FRAME LADDER- $800 its, saddle & bridle broke, all
(863)234-1230 shots. $1000 (863)673-0065
DRILL PRESS: $150. OLD SORREL MARE, 8yrs,
(863)763-9527 very gentle, good for any rider,
trailers well, all vaccinations.
GENERATOR Homelite LRX $1200(863)673-0065
4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450 Palamino Paint Gelding, 6
(863)763-5613 years old, 15 hands, used for
trail, loads, ties, good ride.
GENERATOR, Coleman, Pow- $1000 neg. (863)634-9314
er Mate Maxa 3000, on cart,
will demonstrate. $225 WESTERN SHOW SADDLES
(863)763-7584 (2) black, lots of silver. 15"
seat, & 17" seat $1000 will
HEDGE TRIMER, STIHL, Mod- sep/trade (239)465-1393
el 'HL75K. $150

MAC.TOOLBOX- Etlc oml:, r
..4000, asrnrlla $800 :r best
b'ier (86 3)61340856 'FINISH MOWER, Busn Hog,
WEED EATER, STIHL, Model 5', Excellent condition. $700
FS80R. $100 or best offer. (863)697-3008
(863)675-0199 LaBelle


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new roof/dock. 5 min from NC Mountains. 1.90 Acres w/
Walmart. See & make offer! 75 mile view & hardwood
$169,500. (863)805-0272 trees. Financing available, at
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4 $59,000 w/little down. Per-
Move In Today! fect for log cabin. This one
Newly renovated, nearschls., won't last. Call today
Large yards, New S/S Appl. (800)699-1289 or www.riv-
4/2 @ $175,000. or erbendlakelure.com.
3/1 @$142,000. NEWI ALABAMA WATER-
Callowner:863-673-5071 FRONT 2 hours to Atlanta &
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rmunity with incredible moss-
WanSle 10 0 draped hardwoods. Planned
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FL LAND BARGAINS. Opportu- 1/2 to 3 acres from the
cities to own your own farm, $40's. Minutes to historic
ranch woodland or lakefront Eufaula. Call owner
homestead. Old Florida at its (866)882-1107.
st Still a2ordae Cal North Carolina 10 acre Gated
www.f5landbargalns.com. Equestrian Community with
wwwlandbargans.com din ails. Never before of-
PALM DALE, 10 acres of feredwith 20% pre-develop-
vacant land, very peaceful & ment discounts. 90%
private, nice oaks, high & dry financing call
on paved road. Private owner. (828)312-1263 /
$200,000 (863)673-0773 (828)312-3765.


SHAWANO WATER CON
NOTICE O
2006 ANNUAL LANDOW
&
BOARD OF SUPERVISE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of I
the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
meeting of the landowners of the SHAW
scheduled for Firday, June 23, 2006 at 8:3
lantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida 3
1. Electing Supervisor(s);
2. Receiving annual reports and taking
as the landowners may determine; a
3. Transacting such other business as
meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will com
purpose of this meeting is to transact any
the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision
respect to any matter considered at these
the proceedings, and that, for such purpo
verbatim record of the proceeding is madi
and evidence upon which the appeals to be
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans
ing special accommodations to participate
or physical impairment should contact the
at (561)655-0620 at least five (5) calendar
DATED this 25th day of May, 2006
Chares E Schoech, Esq.
137721 BGS 6/1/8/2006
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewls
PUBLIC HEARING on June 19, 2006 at i
Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue, Clei
ing, the City Commission proposes to enact
is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISS
FLORIDA, RELATING TO SITE DESIGN AN
VIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER
ING AND LOADING REGULATIONS),
STANDARD PARKING SPACES REQUIRED
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available
115Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, fo
ties and Interested partiesmay appear at th
the proposed ordinance. If any person der
respect to any matter considered at this m
may need to insure that a verbatim reco
record includes the testimony and any ev
based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
136852 Ce 6/1/06

BOLLES DRAINAGE
NOTICE BUDGET
Notice is hereby given that in accordance
1975, the Board of Directors of Bolles D
pared a budget of the cost of maintaining
provements of the District for the period
September 30, 2007; the same may be ex
tion, Jason Langdale Office, 2025 W. US
rect of Bolles Drainage District will mee
Jason Langdale Office, 2025 W. US High
June 13, 2006 at 12:00 RM. for the pur
plaints with respectto said Budget.

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KEE- 22", 5hp, alum deck,
elect start Runs perfect.
$250. (863)517-2077 La-
Belle

RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
42" cut, Good condition.
Needs a starter. $175.
(863)447-2130

SNAPPER-12 HP Rear engine.
Great shape. $550.
(863)517-2077 Labelle

TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600, Les-
co SS Pro Fertilizer spreader
$200, Red Max.Trimmer $95
Red Max Back Pack Blower
$200, Black Max 80 gal 220
Air Compressor $525, Triple
lawn trailer racks $50
(863)234-1230

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ITROL DISTRICT
OF SOUTH FLORIDA WATER M
NNERS MEETING PUBLIC NOTICE OF
ORS MEETING Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Cha
applications) for permit have been receive
hands located within the boundaries of Bruce Corbilt Corbitt Farms) 62270 Frontier
CT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a ted Application 060417-7 for a Water Us
ANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT is cultural lands. The water will be withdraw
30 a.m. at the Sugar Farms Co-op, At- the project is located in Sections 29,30, To
3430, for the following purposes
Resource Conservation Properties Inc (Mu
200, Bonita Springs, FL 34135, has subm
Use Permit to irrigate 51.5 acres of lands
such action with respect thereto from the Caloosahatchee River and the
nd Township 43 South, Range 28 East.
may properly come before the Resource Conservation Properties Inc (Mi
200, Bonita Springs,FL 34135, has subn
Use Permit for a public water supply to
mence immediately thereafter and the withdrawn from the Caloosahatchee Rive
and all business that may come before 29,30, Township 43 South. Range 28 East
Moreno Farms Inc (Citrus Grove-Bethea) P
made by the Board of Supervisors with submitted Application 060425-4 for renea
meetings, he/she will need a record of irrigate 125 acres of agricultural lands.
se, he/she may need to ensure that a Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the project
e, which record includes the testimony South, Range 31 East.
based.
US Sugar Corporation (Clewiston Water Tre
with Disabilities Act, any person requir- Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Api
in this meeting because of a disability Use Permit 26-00024-W for a public wat
Districts Attorney, Charles F Schoech, water will be withdrawn from the Lower
days prior to the Meeting. ed in Section 21, Township 43 South, Rant
Travis N and Lisa A Cleghom (Cleghorn He
Haven, FL 33471, has submitted Applica
Permit 26-00327-W to irrigate 262 acres
withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquil
3,10, Township 43 South, Range 31 East.
MENT OF AN ORDINANCE Cross Training Ministries Inc (Chipco Grove
submitted Application 060501-2 for rene
ton City Commission will conduct a irrigate 51 acres of agricultural lands. Th
i:00 p.m. In the City Hall Commission cial Aquifer and the project is located in
wiston, Florida. During the Public Hear- 31 East.
3t final passage of the ordinance which
ct final passage of the ordinance which James P and Karen R Howell (Howell Farm
has submitted Application 060501-
.2006-04 26-00639-W to Irrigate 363 acres of ag
drawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer
ION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, Township 47 South, Range 32 East.
ID IMPROVEMENT STANDARDS; PRO-
102, ARTICLE I (OFF-STREET PARK- Point of Cypress Partnership (Point of C
SECTION 102-47 (NUMBER OF 33143, has submitted Application 060!
); PROVIING FOR SEVERABILITY; 26-00539-W to irrigate 1045 acres of ai
PE drawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer
1,2,11,12, Township 47 South, Range 32
e in the City Managers Office, City Hall,
r the inspection of any interested par- Corbitt Farms, 62270 Frontier Circle, LaBel
ie meeting and be heard with respect to 060417-2 for an Environmental Resour
cides to appeal any decision made with lands. The water will be discharged to t
meeting for public hearing, such person located in Sections 20,29,30, Township 41
rd of the proceedings is made, which
idence upon which the appeal is to be Old Groves Ventures LLC (Old Groves) 127
FL 33907, has submitted Application 06
Permit for 332.4 acres of residential lan
Caloosahatchee River and the project is
South, Range 29 East.
Duke Grove LLC (Barrons Pointe) 7800 U
has submitted Application 060425-16 fo
E DISTRICT 277.07 acres of residential lands. The
SHEARING hatchee River and the project is located i
29 East.
with Chapter 75-383, Florida Acts of
drainage District has caused to be pre- Interested persons may comment upon thu
and operating all of the work and im- for a copy of the staff report containing |
beginning October 1, 2006 and ending plication by writing to the South Florida
amined at United States Sugar Corpora- mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 241
Highway 27, Clewiston, Florida. The Di b but such comments or requests must I
t at United States Sugar Corporation, fromthedateof publication.
iway 27, Clewiston, Florida 33440 on
rpose of hearing objections and con- No further public notice will be provided r
staff report must be requested in order t
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Substantially affected persons are entitled
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT guarding the proposed agency action by
SERMON E. DYESS, Ill, CHAIRMAN reviewing the staff report.
137803CGS 6/1/06



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MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
APPLICATION
peter 373, Flonda Statutes, the following
d for projects) in Hendry County:
r Circle, LaBelle, FL 33935, has submit-
e Permit to irrigate 32 ":r. -,r.f jr.
wn from the Lower -.. i n ,,, y,).i. ,-) ,,.
wnship 46 South, Range 31 East.
irphy's Landing) 9990 Coconut Dr, Ste
itted Application 060425-10 for a Water
cape lands. The water will be withdrawn
project is located in Sections 29,30,

irphy's Landing) 9990 Coconut Dr, Ste
fitted Application 060425-11 for a Water
service 51.5 acres. The water will be
er and the project is located in Sections

O Box 770217, Miami, FL 33177, has
Nal of Water Use Permit 26-00270-W to
The water will be withdrawn from the
is located in Section 27, Township 48

ratment Plant) 111 Ponce de Leon Ave,
plication 060428-2 for renewal of Water
er supply to service 54,200 acres. The
Tamaimi Aquifer and the project is locat-
ge 34 East.
ndry County Farm) 7780 SR 80, Moore
tion 060501-1 for renewal of Water Use
s of agricultural lands. The water will be
fer and the project is located in Sections

e) PO Box 3017, LaBelle, FL 33975, has
wal of Water Use Permit 26-00261-W to
e water will be withdrawn from the Surfi-
Section 11, Township 43 South, Range
s) PO Box 5158, Immokalee, FL 34143,
.3 for renewal of Water Use Permit
ricultural lands. The water will be with-
and the project is located In Section 3,

oyress) PO Box 5125, Immokalee, FL
i01-4 for renewal of Water Use Permit
agricultural lands, The water will be with-
Sand the project is located in Sections
East.
le, FL 33935, has submitted Application
ce Permit for 797 acres of agricultural
he Crooks Grade Ditch and the project is
6 South, Range 31 East.
30 New Brittany Blvd, Ste 407, Ft Myers,
0420-14 for an Environmental Resource
ds. The water will be discharged to the
located in Sections 17,18, Township 43

university Pointe Dr, Ft Myers, FL 33907,
or an Environmental Resource Permit for
water will be discharged to the Caloosa-
n Section 21, Township 43 South, Range

e application or submit a written request
proposed agency action regarding the ap-
Water Management District, Att: Environ-
680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days

regarding this application. A copy of the
o remain advised of further proceedings.
d to request an administrative hearing re-
submitting a written request therefore after





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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AMENDING THE CITY OF CLEWISTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Notice Is herby given that the City Commission of the City of Clewiston,
Florida, shall hold a public hearing on Monday the 19th day of June, 2006
commencing at 6:15 p.m,, at the City of Clewiston City Hall, 115 West
Ventura Ave., Clewiston, Florida 33440. The purpose of this public hearing
is to consider changes to the Evaluation and Appraisal Report-based
Comprehensive Plan Amendments of Clewiston, Florida and to transmit the
amended Comprehensive Plan to the State Land Planning Agency
(Department of Community Affairs). These revisions and updates are for
the following Ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-05
AN ORDINANCE OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA BASED ON ITS
EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT INCLUDING
AMENDMENTS TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP THE TEXT OF
THE FUTURE LAND USE, TRAFFIC CIRCULATION, HOUSING,
SANITARY SEWER, SOLID WASTE, DRAINAGE, POTABLE WATER
AND NATURAL GROUNDWATER AQUIFER RECHARGE,
CONSERVATION, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE,
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION, AND CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS AND CONCURRENCY ELEMENTS; TO REVISE
AND UPDATE THE EXISTING GOALS, OBJECTIVES, POLICIES,
AND DATA AND ANALYSIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
MANDATES SET FORTH IN CHAPTER 163, FLORIDA STATUTES;
ADOPTING AN OPTIONAL ECONOMIC ELEMENT; PROVIDING FOR
TRANSMITTAL TO THE STATE LAND PLANNING AGENCY;
PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE AND SEVERABIUTY CLAUSE,
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Furthermore, revisions have been made to the map series, particularly
the Future Land Use Map in order to respond to the recommendations of
the City's Evaluation and Appraisal Report of the Comprehensive Plan.
These revisions may affect property values.
A copy of the proposed Amendments and the Adoption Ordinance shall
be available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Deputy Clerk, City of Clewiston City Hall,
115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. Interested parties
may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed
amendments.
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISIONS MADE BY THE
LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER
CONSIDERED ATTHE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS, AND HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A:VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH RECORD INCLUDES
THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
The proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments shall apply to all
property within the incorporated areas of the City of Clewistan as depicted
on the map.












Mali Clamness, Mayor
Clewiston, Florida


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet SkBs 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miasmelaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vebicles/ATVs 3035

-I

AIR BOAT- askjag p,: ce,
$6000, 13' fiberglass laser
hull, polymer bottom, 220
GPU, all 6 jugs, shop rebuilt,
(863)697-0008 or
(863)467-2743
PRO CRAFT 1984,17 Ft., 6 In.
w/150 Johnson GT. $2500.
(863)634-5826



5TH WHEEL PLATE- for pick-
up truck, $125
(863)467-1032




BOAT TRAILER, Double axle
'with title.$200 (239)410-3784



APRILIA RS50 2003 eng.
swaped for a 250 2 stroke,
run & drives exc. $2500
863-612-0090/239-810-0022
BMW K75 RT'92- 70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9620 Okee area
HARLEY DAVIDSON '86,
Sportster, Bell drive, alot of
chrome, big. tank & big seat.
$5000 (772)485-8103
SUZUKI 85L '04- 10hrs, like
new, $2000 (863)634-0856


Automobiles









ForenCars 4030
Four Whel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Trator Tral 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




ACURA LEGEND '92, 3.21, V6,
5 speed, 4 door, needs some
work. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-5613
CHEVY CAVALIER, '96 Auto-
matic, V6, 2.4L, 2dr, green,
CD, a/c, $1250. Call
(239)657-4348.
DODGE NEON- '98, 4, new
tires. Good condition. Runs
good $1500.
(863)357-3920
DODGE SHADOW '92, Auto-
matic, A/C works. Asking
$1500 or best offer.
(561)914-1660
FLEETWOOD '92- 2dr, SW
edition, new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great. $1500.
neg. (772)284-1194
FORD FOCUS 2001, 4 Door,
Window Tint. Runs good.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)675-6180


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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT

Thepatteyo Environmental Protection gives oti of its lten ar ast eOperationPrm
4on-a 4'-50T ) tor fhe proposed project as setalle e applcatan 0( /3- 1 t applicant, ee
Solid Waste Division, c/o Lindsey J. Sampson, Director, 10500 Buckingham Road, Suite 200, Fort Myers, Flonda 33905.
The Permit, when issued, will allow the Permittee to operate:
an existing solid waste processing facility (transfer station), specifically identified as Clewiston Transfer Station, located at 1357
Olympia Street, Clewiston, in Hendry County, Florida.
Th Vni tenerrnsnt'S on this rnpttg n 1, opR
nd~ hug Fday, ex cep egala9alDepa mano a ,,u, .,
Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida.
ToQepar;entwilissge the permit unless a timely petion for an administrative bearing is tild under Sections 120.569 and
.of lorda atutes or a parties reacan awnlen agreement on mediation san anerative remedy suner Secon
120.573 before the deadline for filing a petition. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the right to a heanng, if mediation
does not result in a settlement. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below, followed by the procedures for
pursuing mediation.
Am er on whosP sbtnti inret ecte 0 aboe so e ared on c a$otio for nSmiitraa v i deter-
m ,natOn neanng un er ections aIuSf san' Wa t to d Satues. le pe trn must contain oe in arm on set
forth below and must be filed (received) in the Departments Office of General Counsel, Marjory Stoneman Douglas Building,
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Petitions fied by any persons other than
those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes must be filed within fourteen (14) days of publi-
cation of this notice or receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition (or a request for media-
tion, as discussed below) within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an admin-
istrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes, or to intervene in this proceeding
and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the dis-
cretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative
Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain the following information:
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner, the applicants name and address, the Department File Number
and the county in which the project is proposed;
b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Departments action or proposed action;
(c) A statement of how each petitioners substantial interests are or will be affected by the Departments action or proposed ac-
tion;
(d) A statement of all material facts disputed by petitioner or a statement that there are no disputed facts;
e A statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including a statement of the specific facts which the petitioner contends warrant re-
versal or modification of the Departments action or proposed action;
(f)A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the Departments action
orproposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wants the Department to take with
respect to the Departments action or proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action is based shall state that no such facts are in
dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as setforth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, FA.C.
Because the administrative hearing process Is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the De-
partments final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accor-
dance with the requirements set forth above.
In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitoner may elect to pursue mediation. The election may be accom-
plished by filing with the Department a mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the Depart-
information required by Rule 28-106.404 FA.C. The agreement must be received by te clerk in the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, ,i.- -n i.- .n'n
after the deadline for filing a petition, as set forth above. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the ir ,) .1 niicJ., dI
mediation does not resulting a settlement.
The agreement to mediate must include the following:
a) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of anypersons who may attend the mediation;
b) the name, address, and telephone number of the mediator selected by the parties, or a provision of selecting a mediator within
a specified time;
) the agreement of the parties on the confidentiality of discussions and documents introduced during mediation;
e) the date, time, and place of the first mediation session, or a deadline for holding the first session, if no mediator has yet been
chosen;
f)the name of each party's representative who shall have authority to settle or recommend settlement;
g) either an explanation of how the substantial interests of each mediating party will be affected by the action or proposed action
addressed in this action or a statement clearly identifying the petition for hearing that each party has already filed, and incorpo-
rating it by reference; and
(h) the signatures of all parties ortheir authorized representatives.
As provided in Section 120.573 of the Florida Statutes (S.), the timely agreement of all parties to mediate will toll the time limita-
tions Imposed by Sections 120.569 and 120.57 ES. for requesting and holding an administrative hearing. Unless otherwise
agreed by the parties, the mediation must be concluded within sixty (60) days of receipt of the execution of the agreement. If
mediation results in setement of the administrative dispute, the Department must enter a finalorder incorporatingthe agree-
ment of the parties. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by such a modified final decision of the Department
have a right to petition for a hearing only in accordance with the requirements for such petitions set.forth above and must,
therefore, ile their petitions within fourteen '(14) days of receipt of this notice, or they shall be deemed to have waived their
right to a proceeding under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 S. If mediation terminates without settlement of the dispute, the
Department shall notify all parties in writing that the administrative hearing processes under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 F.S.
am reresumed.
138039 CN 6/1/06


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$75,000 or best offer
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REQUEST FOR BIDS RFB) CN060732
S-4 PUMP STATION HARDENING, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Rorida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida
33406, for S-4 Pump Station Hardening, Glades County, FL on Thursday, June
29, 2006 at 2:30 pm. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be opened
and publicly read. Work includes application of reinforced concrete to exterior sur-
faces of CMU walls, upgrades to ventilation system, alterations to doors & re-
painting of exterior surfaces An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held at Cle-
wiston Field Station Conf Rm, 2425 Hookers Point Rd, Clewiston, FL 33440 on
Friday, June 16, 2006 at 10:00 am. For directions call 863-983-1431. A site
visit willlmmieilatelyfollow.
All bids must conform to the instructs in Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at 1wwwswmd.ov, purchasing a set for $46.00 at the above address, by calling
(561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
public Is Invited to attend the bid opening. Inormatlon on the status of this so-
lcitation can be obtained at our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
137831 CGS61/06

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.5856) F.S. United American Lien & Recovery as agent with
power of attorney will sell the following vehicles) to the highest bidder subject to
any liens; net proceeds deposited with the clerk of court; ownerlienholder has
ri gto hearing and post bond; owner may redeem vehicle for cash sum of lien;
all auctions held In reserve
Inspect 1 week prior @ lienor facility; cash or cashier check; 15% buyer prem; any
person interested ph (954) 563-1999
Sale date June 23, 2006 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309
16086 1998 Ford F150 PK Vin#: 2FTZF1724WCA92749 r/o Lawrence C. Dipietro
Jr., 3044 Washington Rd., Waldoboro, ME i/h M. Liberty Mutual Insr, Greensberg
& Greensberg 97A Exchange St. #404 Portland, MD Ctifinancial 12 Shuman Ave.
#B, Agusta, ME Cust Antonio Avila c/o 3044 Washington Rd., Waldoboro, ME
lienor: Car Care Auto Detailing, 260 N. Bridge St., Labelle, FL 863-674-1787 amt.
$3827.16
Licensed & bonded auctioneers Flab 422 Flau 765 & 1911
137928 CN 6/1/06



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Walker Smith Williams Montgomery
Lie. Real Estate
Bro 863-983-3508 863-228-6867 863-697-0189
863-677-1010 SeHblaEp and
Why Wait To Build' Get It Now! CBS II Looking for an Exciting Business?? 1) Montura Ranch Estates Large .ItM.tLsa.i-0.Actis
Hnrr.e. I.u.0 sqrt 3bd. 2ba.l car garage. Check this outli An Established & Operating iHo-me ry, l frlr4y acres. Absolutely Perfect for your
laoated on Tiia; ie Applianc- package Animal Rescue Center located n Montura LocaaIA n/rl 1Nlidli.si on dream home. 20 Fenced Acres
included I cir, i.aier and -ewagj- Peady to Ranch Estates Property i on 3.34 acres of HacleIHr"Pd t"r._T ,.ut will % pond. Lots of 10 year old
l.ti, n' SilF.,00ii 00 land. Have your home and business all not last long at $1O99 9u MLSf pines onme oaks. Priced
together with a 4bd,2ba Mobile Home. 200528863 below iccent 'ales. Will Co
Sweetwater AeI. Ihe property has Ready to move in and begin business Call Fasl! Reduced 5399.00 r00
man, b.iui.ful lies thti include ild Glenn Q' 677-1441 for more information
maple and oal Small mar, made lake MSn 20062801 2 o Moore Haven River Gardens 2
hidden in ihI. iree- ; rush There ;, an Home tots ready for your new home. 2 US 27 5 Acres
abnrant c ife ?.5 acre 54 9r. 21 Moore Haven 3 br,2 ba mobile hone Corner tot for 55.iUO. Inside Lot for Looking for the impossible?
Oversize Lving Room wth Cathedral or bo or Opportunity sdom knocks
UhiE b JrF.u gdTLlLr Ceilings. Large open itchen and formal din- 50,000 or boh or 100,000,Opp acres on US 27 on
SQ IGYJl Ing room. Large rear deck with built in bbq twice! 5 acres on US 27 oi
nru LII9o i and gar Mu e at 1 0 ML Ridgdill Subdivision 2 Water Front the Palm Beach/ endry
As Cute as a Button AdJrable & In perfect 200540984 Mobile Home Lots available immedi County ine Over 937 feet on
(ondtioni EnTrante has beautiful hard Seminole Manor 3 Bedroom12 Bth atelyl Cleared and ready for your new US 27 for easy access priced
Io,,-,c.j lr,,,r'.r & fiLFpplae The knockdooan & home will not last long at $55,000 right for a quick sale -a S275K
painr t on walls are excellent including Clemsto h Sl and Clew each!! Don't let this one get away!
cro.vn molding. Perfect kitchen & dining
Iroom ,b. .aihe ted lanai ElementarySchools. Home has been remod 41 Pioneer Plantation2.a on
w, c iurll I'.I I i ir rr;avorite eled, roof is only I year old. Great poce in a 4 Pr Pl a 2 ac o Lore Haven River a.N
un Ijsflu, Jljllfauntain great location. MIS#S200636722 Riviera St Reduced for Quick Sale 7 Lots Available. New
otcn -UW .,rMn. Psenlng. 4) oe I13ceof $74,900 MLS* 200604536 Construction in Growing Area.
Are ou a hobbist there's a house out nvestm ortnl 13 Anres o Build Your Dream Home Herel
Are ito a hobbfsl there's a house Out Producing Orange:rolt High and dry with 5 New Listing. 3 Bedroanr, 1 Bath Meyerchik Drive, iOt#5, on
back 14 2 AC In one of the bes rraton om rdenn canal. Addonal3 Bedro 1 Bah Myr k Drive, 5, on
locations in Clerston on Royal Palm Av. able enn ( 677 Mobile home on a corner lot th over thepond 6K
Please note b[he brand new roof will be acreage available. Call Genn @ (863) 677- thepond i7SGZK
Plje nolr the brand new roof wl be 1441 f appontmen I acre of land. A new Metal roof-over Thatcher Blvd., near the river
insiallpd witlh.n h next 30 days so make 1 f ra Must see to Appreuiatell MLS # 0i $68,000.00
ihi, your Iop prlori. to see lodayl SLLake View! 3 br/2 ba mobile home ('05 200642005 Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or8
$ 164 9r0.') n Fleetwoodlin Sunshlne Lake Estates. Teacher Blvd.,Lots6 7or
Wh uy Old When You Can Get New? 4 screen porch overlooldng the lake. Open $58,500.00 each
Wh.aihaLl, aP 2BA. I car garage located r kitchen with large panny and breakfast bar. 6) Monura Ranch Several 1.,2 acre Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
on lea.i lr A'B,, IrCer garage locIa 13Must seea $129900 M.LS#. 20063043 parcels ready for your new home I am ,'"J60K
sq fl. 'pCiol Loan pa,:kagc.. Lutz Builders 6) MustSeellBeautiful2 B BABrickhome able to help with the entire honie 4) Montura Ranch Estates
aI 0' on I, lared. building process Call for details. 125 N. Kennel Reduced $39,995
New UblleUis the 735 S. Palm- $49,000.00
nr lre.ill Need a Saturday or Sunday 530o Shetland $52,500.00
Tanm k lU s lreac s orn W" appointment 770 5. Shetland- $44,900.00
Indoor BBQ. MLS # 2006402 Call me @ 228-6867.

Cathy S. Ashley Enrique Jerry W.
Garcia P. Wood Acosta Smith

863-228-498 63228-1132 305-506-5876 561-261-3444
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Very spacious 2001 manufactured Hidden Tranquility! This Montura Just Reduced! 3BD/2BA Nice Montura. andLcEstates
home on the lake, has all the room you home Is a must see for the nature Kepr.Many Fruit TreesNew A/C. 2.5 Acres in Montura S85K
are looting for. Th;s 3bd 2ba home has lover seeking peace and quiet, Horseshoe Ac. @ 139.9k 2.5 Acres in Montura $90K
several all in closets nd a .er, large hi Beautiful lot filled with fruit trees is Don't Let This One Slip Awayt Ac in pioneer $179.9K
ing/dining area. This home is being fenced and ready for your enjoy- 2bd/lba on huge lots in Acres in oneer
offered at $124,900. ment. Offered at SI 39,900.00. Call eHorseshoe Acres. Bring all offers. 2,5 acres in Montura, fenced
Today Seller Motivated $165K $92.5S
Oak Trees Line The Driveway' 3bd/2ba W / New sti M ra Ranch Bring the kids & dog!This is a bi
MH w/ full open deck on front to sit ln you Whata eall 2bd/2baMHw/extra Estate 2bdvgj file Home. lot 3bd/2ba brick home, pool
rocker. Home sits on 1 acre of land in lot, *included In Purchase Price* Located on Very clean, fenced $319,000.00
flaghole Home haS Ile & hardwood floors Partially furnished & squeaky clean Fenced, All #I; included.
throughout Recently remodeled ft 55 & oldercommunity. Reduced Ge it while you can! WontLast New Development! Call me for
fence around property, and pole barn in again to $119,900. Long! $107.7K sky valley lots.
nce ardd G ropurth, and pl bat ing for Land? Look No Further Got Land? Looking for develop- 5 wooded acres in Pioneer
b3Ca ard. C .,our hrleds on this beauty Lookring lo i NFrthr meot land? 28 acs, in LaBet P l
ment land? 28 acs, in LaBelle PlantfJglflff J l1ing
ir 162.500 50+ acres located In Highlands Co. Ranchettesl Priced to sell fast @ $149r0S "-I ~ P Wbf in
Call for0 details 534K per acre
Come See This Little Piece Of Heaven In Checallordea134K~ MRE arReady to move in! 3bd/2ba manu-
Come See This le Piece O Heaven In Chec t MRE Need Some Space? Spacious factured home in Moore haven
The Country' CBS House on 5 acres in on 1. jIdUel.'l IIl UI ed w/ 4bd/2ba doubtewide MH in $79.9K
Flaghole 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, bearutl l 0 3s lll Y spa- Montura. Split floor plan, living
screened Lana, S60 q. r garaq, loaded c oustl ac room, family room, too many 30 Acres of pasture and woods
with Oak trees $415,000 immaculatel $108.500.00 extras! Hurry, won't last! $755K -
FLACHOLEI This home is all country Motivated Seller! Only $159K New Listingf Moore Haven
Gone Country! 2bd/Tba CBS home with a living on the outside and nothing Looking for a weekend get away 3bd/2ba, CBS house $220,000.00
large family room on a very nice corner lot but city on the inside This 1984 3/2 or starter home? 2bd/2ba single
available on W. Obispo. The roof is brand Fleerwood DWMH has beer, conl- wide MH in Montura RanchEstates New Listingl 995 Homs of
new! Home is being offered at SI16K pletely renovated you'll think fenced and on paved road. Only Merit MH, fenced, os ove
you've stepped foot into a CBS $84.9K ground pool, lots of storage,
JUST REDUCED Absolutely rg home. Throw in the fact this one of New Lsting Secluded well mainmeta rof. Neat & clean.
04ST REUCE Absolutely orgeus a kind home sits on 2.5 acres with tain 1995 doublewide 3bd 2ba,
'0o ndi nd nefai Its ownp private pond and you cant split floor plan, master bathroom Call me for v ant
1,End anRai ask for morel A great home at a Includes garden tub w/ separate for
ly ro nd has great rice we've priced right to shower property fenced and has land. Lots or acreage.
a grea u ,ome is sell. Offered at $179,900. Call today horse fenced area also nex tor acreage.
being offered for $132,500. for your appointment!ll canal, S124,900.06


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Gonzalez Walker

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The Summer of '06 will be a funtime ust Outside of Town! 4bleerwood
wneh this 48R, 2-bath set amidston 1w. ful 1,2 acre $ 154.900
ering shrubs and colorful plantings ir
enviable North Side of Clewiston. WIth Flaghole'! Oar tree, p d drive
its spac; ous rooms, bar area, and way, 5' lencr, polA e har. in i acre
overite lyot you will vacat on every lot Almnost for t th.,- hea2uhu
day for the price of an ordinarV home remaodr E oled nin e h,-.nc, I r.,d
Seller Motivated Just Reduced 169,900.00eer
$299,900
ybe livab. ou won't want to miss out on a
Good Ou Country vin' will be yours as deal lik.e this! 2003 4bd/2ba dou-
thenonr or otls 3R2Bathsetn 1.2of blewide on 2.41 acres lak perty fea
Jbath, rub i ac tb n master bath, and a fireplace and tora
in family y roo m. Its just ait apintmnt
$154,900.. Pioneer Plantation
420 Unlon Are. 2.5 Acreu $72.9K
Definitely Nor Nice, in fact 's a A 4c 50 Pioneer w/1 St. 2 eel builin


value at $39 9K Montura 105 Pinelake Ave. Call for
showing $77,900.00
The Great Escape Off a cuuntri lane
ain Montura Ranh Estates on bh 2Now must be the time to buy your


doubacres siJs a doublejid e mobile ho u
on a coiner lot with 4bedroomi 2 Montura Tract I list, show and sell
bath, There*s a jacuzzi tub in master them. Call for information or an
can be your family's hamen fori jLst 5 Acres in Pioneer w/ steel building
9152.000 $215,000.00

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305-968-2242
Want to Own a Business? Check ''
this Outi Established commer-
property $250K
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New Listing! 3bd/2ba CBS 775 County Rd.
homrnin ft pQftf rrhhis
welll M f II Ied 721 Loon NE
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Out $225,000.0)0 A little piece of Heaven!
Residential Listing on ecu Beautiful two story home with
sive Ridgewood Ave. 3bd/2ba spiral staircase and wood
on half an acre. Possible floors. Big backyard with boat
owner financing available, access to the Gulf and direct
Contact me for details & show- access to Lake Okeechobee.
ing. Home on one acre among oak
Back On The Marketl 3 bed- hammocks, Kitchen feature
room ,1 a Josw on granite counter tops. Property
erty nl I nJlrce Breakfast. Detached workshop
of shopping i1 is. can easily be converted for an
additional living area for a Bed
& Breakfast.

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LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs NOTICEBUDGETHEARING
transmission, $300. Call
(239) 657-4348. Notice is hereby given that In accordance with Chapter 75-383, Florida Acts of
1975, the Boardof Directors of Rltta Drainage Dstrict has caused to be prepared
a budget of the cost of maintaining and operating all of the work and improve-
~FMi ments of the District for the period beginning October 1, 2006 and ending Sep-
tember 30, 2007; the same may be examined at United States Sugar Corporation,
Steve Stiles Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The Di-
AUTO WANTED: rectors of Rtta Drainage District will meet at United Stales Sugar Corporation,
Steve Stiles Office 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewiston, Florida 33440 on June
Looking to buy Antique Car/ 13, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. for the purpose o hearing objections and complaints with
Convertible / Truck. Please call respectto said budget.
(954)561-2776 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
FSTEVE STILES, CHAIRMAN
-I 43'5 138207 CGS 6/1,8/06
CHEVY BLAZER- '00- 4x4, AC,
auto, very good Cond, $6300 i Nti
or best offer, can be seen at
E & E Automotive, 3585 N P u iU S
441. JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE'93,
Limited. $2500
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BEDLINER for full size Ford READINGA public Notice 5005
Pick up Truck, excel. $100 State Public -
or best offer (863)763-6747 NEW SPAPER ,Legal Notice 5500
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must'
remove and haul $125 lealdsyou INTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR
(863)467-4328. GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
( I le PROBATE DIVISION
FRONT BUMPER GUARD, J bestpr uds File .: 2006.CP.40
chrome, w/light guards for and servi IN RE:ESTATEJOF
'98 Chevy Tahoe & more, AA RITAJANEJOHNSON
$125 neg. (863)675-0705 Deceased.
PONTIAC BONIVILLE- '94, NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Runs good, New tires. Front (Summary Admlnlstratln)
end damage. $400 or best TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
offer. (863)697-3008 DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" x You are hereby notified that an Order of
Sran nw never n Summary Administration has been en-
1/2", bran new, never n tered in the estate of Reta Jane John-
truck, asking $700. son a/k/a/ Rita Jane Johnson,
(863)697-3865 deceased, File Number 2006-CP-40,
by the Circuit Court for Glades County,
RIMS, (4) 16" Alum., w/covers Forida Probate Division, the address
of which Is Post Office Box 10, Moore
for '99 and up Ford, 8 lug. Haven, Florida 33471; that the dece-
$75. (863)763-6216 dent's date of death was October 25,
2005; that the total value of the estate
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi- Is less than $75,000 and that the
brasFitsU '01-' d 01 names and addresses of those to
berglass, Fits '01-'3 Dodge whom it has been assigned by such
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $500 order are:
neg. (863)697-0328 Name Address
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass, DUAL AXLE-TRAILER- 14X7, SandraA.Hamilton
fits 2001-03 F150 Super 4FT sides, tailgate ramp ex- 1350RiverBeachDrive,Apt.509
Crew. Asking $450 neg. tra heavy duty, elec brakes Ft.Lauderdale, FL33315
(863)763-2666 $1600 (863)234-1230 Michaelene Graydon
6412 N.W. 2nd Place
TRANSMISSION, Heavy Duty, EQUIPMENT TRAILER 20'- Miami,Florida 33150
Dbl. Clutch, 10 spd. SpiCer.
bR ntCluth, 10 spdl Spnl er. ramps, tool box, goose neck, Lee D. Williams
Recently rebuilt. Only $850. 2 axles $2200 or best offer 1501 Pincrest Circle A
(863)673-5852/612-5413 (863)697-9704 Jupiter, lorida33458
VOLVO GLE 740 '85- body LE TR h ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
good, engine needs wiring, SINGLE AXLE TRLR- with a 9' FIEDTHAT:
parts only $300 firm x 7' flat bed truck body on it, All creditors of the estate ofthe decedent
Hand winch, 2 5/16 ball and persons having claims or de-
(863)467-8041 and winch 2 a mands against the estate of the dece-
$700 neg (863)697-9704 dent other than those for whom
I provision for full payment was made in
P0 TRAILER, For motorcycle or 4 the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this court
wheeler, lowrider. $300 WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4 (863)467-0981 FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
spd., 4 cy., 7K Good FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
spd., 4 cyl., 7K org. ms. Good ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
tires. Just needs a little TLC. FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
$1400 neg. (863)675-6142 NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FORD F150 '89, Runs good, CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1993, FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE A
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
needs body work. $900 or 165K mls., FM/CD. Looks DEATH IS BARRED.
best offer. (863)357-0223 great. Runs a little rough. Ask- The date of firstpublication of this Notice
after 6 p.m. ing $1800 (863)467-1000 isMay25th, 2O06.
Person Giving Notice:
FORD F250 '86, 454 engine CHEVY VAN' 87- cold air, new SandraA. Hamilton
only 3 years old. A/C & cd. tires, $790 863)673-0782 1350RiverBeachrive, t509
Great work truck, good condi- or(863)674-0837 Ft.Lauderdale,Florda 3315
. $3000 (863)357-3313 Aome forPersonal Representative:
lion. $3000 (863)357-3313 Al son C. Hussey
DODGE 1992,CONVERSION AttomeyforPetiioner
FORD F250 '91, With Reading VAN, TV, VCR, Play Station, FloidaBarNo.116165
utility-bed, Rebuilt motor, as is. Captains Seats A/C. Good PAVESELAWFIRM
COaptansA ts, ood PO. Drawer 2280
$3500 neg. (863)674-0416 cond. $2400 (863)634-8854 461 Main Street
LaBelle, FL 33975
FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp, FR R TR 4 TelephoneNo.: 863) 675-5800
runs & io0os good, $1700. ORDAEROSTAR '94- needs T136424 CGS 5/5;61/06
(863)763-6747. $ 0. rocker. panels, $1500
(863)763-6747. (863)605-3831 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETINGS
SCHEDULE OF
'iir Utiit 405 Ford Hightop'Van, '89, V8, BOOFSUPE RSOROVES
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k WATERCONTROLDISTRICT
FORD EXPLORER 1993, Red, miles, $2000. LaBelle Area. re here n ed tt theregular
Runs good. Gold A/C. (863)675-4970 Iv.msg. meeting of te Board ofatSupervisors of
$2500. 863-634-0512 or Gerber Groves Water Control District
763-5578 FORD VAN 1500- $350. will be held on THE THIRD FRIDAY OF
763-5578 (863)674-9907 EACH MONTH AT 10:15 A.M. at the
Barron Public Library located at 461
JEEP '95, 4 cyl., 5 speed. 8" North Main Street, LaBelle, Florida,
lift kit, custom bumpers. 8,000 PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAG- Hendry County, Florida
pound wench, tow bar, ERSE 1996,7 Pass. Mini Van. GERBEROVES
38.5x12.5 swamper buggers, 114K. New tires. Very good WATER CONTROLDISICT
488 gears. This Jeep will go cond. FM/Cass. NC, P/W, V6,
anywhere. Asking $7500 C/C, Tilt. Sller w/grey int. By:BruceE.eer
(863)763-3221 $3450. (863)675-4212 137828CGS6/1/2006 Sectary


Earth Talk: What causes bird flu? Doc Savy's Pet Corner


From the Editors of E/The
Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is caus-
ing the bird flu?.Could it really kill
milliori of people? -- Steve
Schlemtiler, Andover, Maine
Bird flu is aviral infection natu-
rally carried by wild birds, notably
ducks that can infect other birds
but not get sick themselves.
Domestic poultry, however, are
very susceptible to the disease
and usually get sick and die once
infected. Humans, in turn, can
catch the disease through dose
contact with infected birds.
When the influenza strain
H5N1 appeared in humans in
Hong Kong in 1997 and spread
quickly to Asia, Africa and
Europe, it sent shockwaves
throughout the healthcare profes-
sion. The spread of the disease
was not sufficient to be consid-
ered a pandemic (an epidemic
worldwide in scope), but it did
infect over 200 people and kill
about half of them. There have
been no documented cases so far
of H5N1 moving from human to
human, but experts fear that the


virus could mutate into a strain
that can-and accordingly kill
millions of people. It wouldn't be
the first time: Many scientists now
believe that the Spanish Flu of
1918, which killed 50 million peo-
ple (including 675,000 Americans
and 43,000 Canadians), started as
bird flu.
Some researchers see habitat
loss as a key factor in the unusual.
spread of the disease between
wild and domestic birds. A recent-
ly released United Nations (U.N.)
Environment Program report
found that loss of wetlands
around the world has forced
migrating wild birds onto stop-
ping points along their way-
such as rice paddies and farms--
that are ordinarily the domicile of
domestic chickens, ducks and
geese, with whom they normally
don't mix. "Wetland depletion
has direct implications for migrat-
ing wild birds," says David Rap-
port, a professor at the University
of Western Ontario and a lead
researcher on the U.N. study.
"Wetland habitat worldwide con-
tinues to decline, owing to agri-
cultural expansion and urban
development, resulting in fewer


staging areas for wild migrating
birds."
Rapport warns that "heroic
efforts" like mass culling are not
likely to appreciably slow the
spread of bird flu. The best hope,
he says, is to increase habitat for
wild birds and avoid siting large-
scale poultry operations along
migratory bird routes. Minimizing
human contact with domestic
poultry is also key, but this would
be a tall order given the preva-
lence of poultry in the human
diet. Also, in many parts of Asia,
separating poultry from people
would be at odds with cultural
traditions.
Many North Americans may
not realize that the bird flu virus
has already arrived here. In
November 2005 two wild ducks
tested positive for H5N1 in Cana-
da, although not the same dan-
gerous strain that affected South-
east Asia. The virus was also
found on a domestic duck in
British Columbia shortly there-
after. While no infected birds
have been documented in the
U.S. yet, researchers say it's only a
matter of time. -
Just last year U.S. Health and


Human Services
Leavitt said that
demic was an "a
ty," echoing rep(
from the World H
tion (WHO). A r(
White House rep(
there were to be
nation is unprepa
as two million pE
Meanwhile, Can
kudos from WHC
its billion-dollar
plan as a model
tries to follow.
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Question: Dear Doc Savvy. It
seems to be getting hot again!
When do we have to start to pre-
pare and be concerned about
heat stroke for our pets?
Thanks Doc, Buddy in La


recently releascu Belle
ort warns that, if Answer: Hello Buddy! All the
an outbreak, the time is the right time to be con-
red and as many cerned with heat stroke! And
people could die. yes! Summer is the time where
ada has earned we really need to be careful. If
), which is using you are keeping your dogs out-
preparedness side, you.MUST provide ample
for other coun- shade, water and ventilation.
Never chain up your dog during
Wildlife Trust, the day. Not only is it against the
.org/enter.cgi?p law, but it is potentially harmful
_l_avian.htm; to your dog. They may not be
ian Flu (Bird Flu) able to get out of the heat, or
,.hc-sc.gc.ca/dc- they may not be able to get away
itml. from a predator. If you keep your
VIRONMENTAL dog outside in a pen, then again
it to: EarthTalk, make sure they have the same
inmental Maga- shade, water and ventilation
)8, Westport, C requirements. NEVER under any
it at: www. circumstances leave your dog in
arthtalk/thiswee a closed up vehicle, not even for
3rthtalk@emaga a minute!
rast columns at: At my practice, I see several
com/earthtalk/ar preventable cases of heat stroke
each year. It can be a very horri-
ble suffering for your pet which
I can result in.permanent brain
damage or even death. The Flori-
da summer heat is a very serious
.thing. I have even seen heat
stroke cases resulting being
closed up in the house without
-* ~ ample a/c. It's very important to
keep your pets just as comfort-
-- able as we would have it for our-
selves.
-- Hope that helps Buddy. Take
-- -care, Doc Savvy.
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DISTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT BID SOLICITATION NOTICE NOTIOF OF EXHIBIT BEN OF MOT
NOTICE BUDGET HEARING STATE OF FLORIDA NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIEN AND PROPOSED SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLE
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Date: 05/24/06
Notice is hereby given that In accordance with Chapter 75-383, Florida Acts of DISTRICT ONE
1975, ths Board of Directors of Disston Island Conservancy District has caused to Bartow, Florda TO: REGISTERED OWNER LIENHOLDER
be prepared a budgestote cost of maintaining and operating all of the work and May 16,2006 Gordon B. Sims George Sandiford
improvements of the District fo the period beginning October 1,2006 and ending Advertisement No. 1 11114 Pine Vlly Drive 724 N.W Ave. L.
September 30, 2007; the same may be examined at United States Sugar Corpora- Wellington, FL 33414 Belle Glade, FL 33430
tion, Jason Langdale Office, 2025 US Highway 27, Clewiston, Forida. The Di- CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
rectors of Disston Island Conservancy Disict will meet at United States Sugar NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ANY OTHER PERSONS, INCLUDING ANY OTHER
Corporation, Jason Langdal Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewlston, Honda Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta- LIENHOLDERS OR PERSONS LEAVING MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AN NOT
on June 13, 2006 at 10:00 A.M., for the purpose of hearing objections and com- ton, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until THE OWNER CLAIMING INTEREST IN VEHICLE:
plaints with respectto said budget. 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday June 15, 2006 and will be opened HSBC Auto Finance, 941 Corporate Center Dr., Pomonla, CA 91768
and publicly read aloud in the Muli Purpose Conference Room. Bidders may ob-
BOARD OF DIRECTORS tain preliminary bid results at htto//www dot state fl us/cc-admin Click on "Let- LIENOR (REPAIR SHOP) DESCRIPTION OF MOTOR VEHICLE
DISTON ISLANDCONSERVANCY DISTRICT ting Results" and D1. Fix-it-Right Aut/Diesal Repair '99 Ford VIN FTZX1727XNA68616
SERMON E. DYESS, III, CHAIRMAN 714 N.W. Ave. L. Location of Vehicle: 714 N.W. Ave. L
....NOTE -- Belle Glade, FL 33430 South Bay, Flonda 33493
138193 CGS 6/1,8/06 561-996-8488
138193 CGS 6/1,8/06ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS 561-996-8488
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING EACH OF YOU IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED UENOR CLAIMS A
IN THECIRCUITCOURT OFTHE INTHE CIRCUITCOURTOFTHE IT TO 1863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT LIEN PURSUANT TO SECTION 713.585, FLORIDA STATUTES ON THE ABOVE DE-
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND TWETIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF WWW DOTSTATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1 SCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE CHARGES ACCRUED IN
CIVIL ACTION COUNTY, FLORIDA Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra- ACCRUE AT THE RATE OF $20.00 PER DAY.
CASE NO. fi-CA-295 CIVILDIVISION to, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
DIVISION CASE NO: 2006-274 DR tion, 801 North Broadwy, Bartw, Florida 33830, or P Box 1249, Bartow, THE LIEN CLAIMED BY THE ABOVE NAMED LIENOR IS SUBJECT TO ENFORCE-
Florida 33831, Phone: (863519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the MENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 713.586, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND UNLESS
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST INRE:THEMARRIAGEOF State of Horda Department otTransportation. No refund will be made. SAID MOTOR VEHICLE IS REDEEMED FROM THE SAID LIENOR BY PAYMENT AS
COMPANY, MICHAEL HARTWICK, ALLOWED BY LAW, THE ABOVE DESCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD TO
AS TRUSTEE, Petiioner/Husband DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be SATISFY THE LIEN. IF THE MOTOR VEHICLE IS NOT REDEEMED AND REMAINS
Plaintiff and issued after2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, June 14 2006. Plan UNCLAIMED OR CHARGES FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE REMAIN UNPAID, THE
vs.. ELIZABETH LEE HARTWICK holderist wil notbe Issued after 5:00 pm n Friday, June 9,2006. VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD AFTER 60 DAYS FREE OF ALL PRIOR LIENS WHAT-
JUANA MARIA GARCIA, et al, Plainiff/Wde SOEVER, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY COURT ORDER. THE ABOVE DES-
Defendant(s) A ENDou NO TCE OF S (CONTRACT NO. E1F52) COUNTY CHARLOTTE: (DS FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT IGNATED LIENOR PROPOSES TO SELL THE MOTOR VEHICLE AS FOLLOWS.
AMENDED NOCE OF SUIT NO 420578-1-52-01 Improvements consist ,I ., ,,a., .. ,U,,,g and pavement
NOTICEOFFORECLOSURESALE marking on State Road 35 (US17) from a p.,mi.a .-i, it 11 ..i Court northerly PUBLIC AUCTION TO BE HELD AT 349 N.W. 16th, #108 Belle Glade, FL 33440
O E O E TO: Elzabeth Lee Hartwlk 0.075 miles to a point north of Shell Creek Court. (Approx 60 Calendar Days). COMMENCING AT 8:00am ON THE 19th DAY OF JUNE, 2006.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant toa Residence Unknown (Flexible Start Time 100 days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Alan Autry, TAMET OF ON
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo- U A(i8c63 ) 519-2228 alan autry(ldot state l us BUDGETAMOUNT $172,806.00. STATEMENTOFOWNER RIGHTS
sure dated May 09, 2006 and entered YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petl-
in Case N. 05-CA-5 of he Circu tion for Dissolution of Marriage has (CONTRACT NO. E163-RO) COUNTY Okeechobee: (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO- NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE OR ANY PERSON CLAIMING
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cr- been filed against you and you are re- JECT NO 42090-1-72-01 Work consists of Roadside Mowing and Litter Remov- INTEREST IN OR LIEN THEREON HAS A RIGHT TO A HEARING AT ANY TIME
cult In and far GLADES County, Florida quired to serve a copy of your witen al. (Appro 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Garo Brtt PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DATE OF SALE BY FILING A DEMAND FOR A HEAR-
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL defenses, If any, to It on Thomas (03) 03-6104 gary burneffdot stal IIus BUDGET U AMOUNT $160,000.00. NG WITH THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, s Montgomery, Esquire, Attorney for P MOTOR VEHICLE IS HELD BY THE LIENOR AND BY MAILING COPIES OF THE DE-
the oltioner, whose address Is P.O. Bo (CONTRACT NO. E1F64-R) COUNTY Sarasota and Manatee: (D FUNDS): FINAN- MAND FOR HEARING TO ALL OTHER OWNERS AND LIENORS AS REFLECTED IN
Plaintiff and JUANA MARIA GARCIA; 1510, Belle Glade FL 33430, and ile CIAL PROJECT NO 414925-1-72-01 & 414926-1-72-01 Work consists of Edging THE NOTICE.
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA- the original with the Clerk of the and Sweeping on the Primary System (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PRO-
ION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE above-led Court, In LaBelle, Hedry ECT MANAGER: Art Hall 941 3-7312 NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE HAS A RIGHT TO RECOVER
FOR FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN; County, Floda, on or before May 29, arthurhalldot state fl us BUDGET AMOUNT $235,000.00. POSSESSION OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT INSTITUTING JUDICIAL PRO-
are the Defendant I will sell to the 2006, otherwise, a judgment against CEEDINGS BY POSTING A BOND IN ACCORDANCE WTH THE PROVSIONS OF
hghet and best bidder for cash at You may be entered for the relief de- (CONTRACT NO. E1F65-RO) COUNTY Glades and Hendry: (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL FLORIDA STATUTE 559.917.
STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY handed inthe Pettlon. PROJECT NO 414901-1-72-01 & 414902-1-72-01 Work consists of Maintaining
COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the WARNING: Rule 12285, Florda Family Sate Hhway hting System. (Approx 365 Calendarays) NOTE: PROJECT NOTICE THAT ANY PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE RE-
th day of JUNE, 2006, the following Law Rules of Procedure, reillres MANAGER: John Anderson, (J63) 674-4027 )ohn andersonidot state II us MAINING AFTER PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE AND OWN-
described property as set forth in said certain automatic dlsclsure of docu- BUDGET AMOUNT $40,000.00. ING TO THE LIENOR WILL BE DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
Fial Judgment: menlt and Information. Failure to COURT FOR DISPOSITION UPON COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
The West haof Lot 5, and all of Lots 6, co ly n res In sanctions In- Ch LSanchous (6) OF FLORIDA STATUTE 713.585.
7 and 8, Block 14, City of Moore cIudIng dismissal or striking of DistclctCanactsAdministrator
Haven, as described Inthe revised p leadis, 135464 ON/CGS 5/25;6/1/06 NOTE: THE 60 DAY TIME FRAME THAT THE MOTOR VEHICLEMUST BE HELD
e accord to the WITNESS my hand and the seal of this DOES NOT INCLUDE THE DAY THE WORK WAS COMPLETED OR THE DAY OF
map orplat thereof, as recordedIn Plat A 192006. SALE. THE NEWSPAPER AD MUST BE PLACED 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHED-
Book 3 Page 72, of the Public NOTICEPOFSALE ULED DATE OF SALE, BUT THE 15 DAYS DO NOT INCLUDE THE DATE NOTICE
Records of LDesotoCounty, Florida, CLERKOFTHECOURT TO:Alexls Perez WAS PLACED IN THE NEWSPAPER OR THE DATE OF SALE.
now known as Glades County, odda. By: S. Hammond 1308 Shannon Lane S op fio a git-catalog George Sandiford, Uenor
/A 370 Avenue 0, Moore Haven, FL G EPUTY CLERK C ton,3340 i up e e y: 137486 CGS 6/1/06
beW ven fil ed ag nst y oou ~a vend th t you are ier My Did th R ar Cld r erk
33471 133504 CGS 5/11,18,25;6/1/06 Yes me hereby notified that the property
WITNESS MAY HAND and the seal of this stored by yu with Randy Coyle& tl classified.
Courton May 10, 2006. INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHE Rena Blissett, Unit #15 located at
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN 1801 Red Road, Clewiston, FL 33440.
Joe aint AND FOR HENORY COUNTY, FLORIDA The items are believed to be house- /
Cled r other Circuit Ceort CIVIL ACTION hold and miscellaneous items and will
By: Jennifer Bevis be sold to the highest bidder for cash
Deputy Clerk OMC MORTGAGE CORPORATION F/K/A at the above address on June 2,2006,
134916 CN 5/25;/1/06 GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION OF at 11:00 a.m, along with the adveris-
PAlls, Ing p costs in the amount of $363.80
Plaintiff plus $39.68. We reserve the right to
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE vs. Case No. 2006-126-CA refuse any and all bids.
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND ROBBIE S.PINEDA,elal 136298 CN 5/25;6/1/06
FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA Defendant(s) PUBIC NOTICE
Tiffany Hall, NOTICEOFACTION City of Pahokee will sell a 2002 Crown
Penthoner Victoria 2FAFP71 W72X1C28182) by
Leslie Webb, TO: ROBBIE S, PINEOA seated bd. The vehicle has 73K miles
425 WestTrimldadcAvenue viewed at Pahokee City Hall parking
Rekspoffin e ASTKN D RESS:n3 as so ld e i. he y
NOTICEOF ACTION FOR Clewiston, FL 33440 area, rom 9 AMto12 noo ONLY. No
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE phone calls, please. Bids are due by
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN June 9,2006 by 12:00 PM and will be
TO: Leslie K. Webb opened at 1 PM in Chambers at City
215PineCrestAvenue ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES Hai B ui' r i uori ue io be
Moore Haven, FL 33471 CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, [pIenri Wi, air, t-aer rr,,i make
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED tuil po1rmen1 uty Ju,',b .1e10- or the
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE v"enre will o.i roI r a lt: ir e next
been filed against you and that you are NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, rn ,neiv MlrUri MJ0 idt i LCr Clerk,
required to serve a copy of your writ- WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES An," Seaial b ifouil' Vr,,i.l, 171
ten defenses, if any, to it on Tiffany MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS- North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL .
Hall whose addrmasis 500 WC Owens ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR OTHER 33476.
(PO. Box 880, Clewiston, FL 33440) CLAIMANTS 137364 BGS 6//06
on or before, and f tile the original with
the clerk of this Court, beforeservice LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
on Petition or Immediately thereafter. N "".
you fall to do so, a default may be CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN \I
entered against you for the relif do-
mended In the peton. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to ..,.n-*.-.:.
foreclose a mortgage on the following
Copies of all oourt documents In this property In HENDRCounty, Florida:
ase, Including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Ccuit Cours otf LOT 7, BLOCK 448 GENERAL PLAN OF
fice. You may review r thsea doca- CLEWISTON, FL6RIDA, AS REVISED a ,.o
mants upon requeL SEPTEMBER 7,1937, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
Youmast keep the Clerk of the Circuit PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 71 THROUGH
Course office noted of your current 78, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
'address. (You may file Notlce of Cur- RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
rent Addrean, Florida Supreme Court FLORIDA.
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.). .... ..
Future papers In this lawsuit will be has been filed against you and you are
mailed the address on record at required to servane a copy of your wt-
.the clerk$soffice tan defenses wthin'3O days after the s ADi As .- .,,
first pablicatllo If any, on Echevarria, 11-.4-Y bell-
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Codilis & StawAarski, Palntif's stteor-, ,NJ II j. i.
Law Rules of Procedure, requires ney, whose address is 9119 Coraoe
certain automaUt dIsclosure of deu- Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa Flrida sFSPAPERl
ments and information. Failure to 33634, and file the original with this t.t "".
comply can resull In sancltlo; I Court either before service on Plain-L A
cludIng dismissal or striking of lift's attomey or immediate thereafter;
pleadIngs, otherwIse a default will he entered
against you for the relief demanded in SUm. yo To sp o by
DATED: 5/5/06 the Complaint or petition.
CLERKOFTHECIRCUITrCOURT Thlsnoticeshall bepublishedance each poling fo o flu 20- m minutes of your day
BY: Deputy Clerk week for two consecutive weeks In the
134040 CN 5/18,25:6/1,8/06 Clewiston News. about bw
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this is the time spent reading
Court on this 17th day of May, 2006.
Whend0lm clomas Noarbara, WonBter N n&mpp with your child from
Is dolig you In, I's tuim ClerkoftheCourt
1to5 looK oNs a m2 h Asep tyCleerk birth to age nine.
im clasllDiS. 136553 CN 5/25:6/1/06


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4 DR, AUTO, A/C,14K MILES, STK#57132483..................... 1 81
'06 CHEVROLET AVEO
4 DR, AUTO, A/C, 2K MILES, STK#6B563060.....................
'04 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS
3.8 V6, ALL POWER, SPOILER, GM CERTIFIED, STK#49289195 ...... s15,551
'02 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT
3RD SEAT, LEATHER, ONSTAR, CLEAN, 67K MILES, STK#2R116691.... 17,331
'05 CHEVROLET COLORADO LS CREW CAB
5 CYL, AUTO, ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, 15K MILES, STK#58104838 179


BRAND NEW
2006 CHEVROLET
SILVERADO
IT. CAB
VORTEC 4300 V6 ENGINE, AUTO, CLIMATE CONTROL, AM/FM STEREO, SUSPENSION PKG, SPARE TIRE LOCK, STK#6Z112172

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'06 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER
ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, 15K MILES, STK#62116494 ............ 7,991
'06 CHEVROLET UPLANDER LS
REAR A/C, ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, 13K MILES, STK#6D119258.... r1992
'04 CHEVROLET.2500 CREW CAB LS
ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, 42K MILES, STK#4F190880 ........... ,551
'06 CHEVROLET 2500 HD LT XCAB LONGBED 4X4
LEATHER, 6K MILES, STK#6E76134 ....... .............. 7,881
'04 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE
RED/RED, AUTO, SPORT BUCKETS, 26K MILES, STK#45121084....... 134,771


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Include rebate In lieu of factory finance rate. You must present this ad at time of purchaseor lease to receive these special prices. Advertised prices not applicable to exporters. Offers good on date of publication only. Offers not in conjunction with any other offer. Not responsible for typographical
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