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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven Fla
Creation Date: January 20, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, January 20, 2005 Volume 78, Number 32


At A Glance

Youth Livestock
reminder
All Glades County Youth
Livestock members are
reminded to turn in their pho-
tos for the historic presenta-
tion to take place at the annual
dinner in January. Photos may
be turned in at the extension
office. Phone Crystal Drake at
946-0189 for help. Your coop-
eration is appreciated.
Upcoming events at
Nobles Senior Center
Upcoming events and
classes offered at the Nobles
Center, 475 E. Cowboy Way,
LaBelle, exercise class with
Barb Brandenburg meets M-
W-F every week at 9 am. The
popular Trash to Treasures
Flea Market will be open Fri-
day, Jan. 14 from 8-4. Dona-
tions, vendors and customers
are all welcome.
Lions Club meeting
The Moore Haven Lions
Club will hold its next Meeting
on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 5:30
p.m. at the American Legion
Hall. All persons who may be
interested in becoming a Lion
are invited to contact any pres-
ent member, including Presi-
dent Claudia Jinkins (946-
1261), Past President Edwin
Sacks (946-2841), and Trea-
surer Kirby Sullivan (946-
2556). Applications for assis-
tance for eye examinations,
eyeglasses, or other help are
available from Lion Mary
Booher (946-0744) at the
Glades County Public Library.
Winter
Extravaganza
Mark your calendar for
Winter Extravaganza IV on
Saturday, Jan. 22, from 4-7
p.m. at the historic Hendry
House irn LaBelle. Senior Con-
nections and United Way of
Hendry & Glades Counties
present this popular charity
event featuring the arts. This
year, Matlacha artist Judy
Smith is the special guest. Ms.
Smith's paintings have won
numerous awards and have
been exhibited in major juried
shows in New York, Los Ange-
les and elsewhere. The Mat-
lacha woman's art is on dis-
play in exhibitions at Art
House and The Arts for ACT
Gallery. Tickets for th'e event
are $50 each, and business
sponsorships are still available
starting at $250. Call 675-1446
for ticket or event information.
Upcoming meetings
and events
The next Family Caregiver
Support Group meetings will
be Jan. 26 in Moore Haven,
and Feb. 9 in LaBelle. All sup-
port group meetings take
place from 4-5 p.m. at local
Senior Connections offices.
(Call 675-1446 for more info.)
Waste collection
Household hazardous
waste and electronic waste
collection is free for Glades
County Feb. 12 from 8:30
a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at the Doyle
See Glance Page 12


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Index
Classifieds . .18-21
Obituaries . . .3
Opinion . . .4
School ............9.
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By Tracy Whirls
Glades County's new Sheriff
Stuart Whiddon and his deputies
started his administration on a
high note, Jan. 5, following the
formal swearing in, assisting
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
deputies and Florida Department
of Law Enforcement officers in
apprehending, an escapee from
the Hendry County Jail in Muse.
In office less than two weeks,


sheriff


the sheriff has reorganized the
department, retaining all the
deputies from former Sheriff Jim
Rider's administration, as well as
the support staff.
"This is a really good depart-
ment. We've got a lot of good
deputies. They all work hard and
they're gong to work even hard-
er," the sheriff said, adding that
he's been coming in on week-
ends to work with the deputies
and correctional staff.


In keeping with his campaign
pledge to put more deputies on
Glades County roads, Sheriff
Whiddon will soon have 16-17
deputies on the road, compared
to the 13-14 on the road under
former Sheriff Jim Rider's admin-
istration.
"I'm putting three new
deputies on the road, in addition
to what we had, which is more
deputies than Glades County has
ever had on the road working,"


Mmm, mmm, good: The flavors of festival


Slaff phoio/Tracy Whirls
Glades County Commissioner Russell Echols and wife, Maria, not pictured, talks to Vicki
lezzi who each year helps organize the festival benefiting the Muse Volunteer Fire
Department. The turnout at Saturday's festival was so large,that more tickets had to be
printed for the famed barbecue pork and beef dinners.


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Ft. Denaud wood crafter Kenneth Sargent who's been making wooden puzzles and other crafts
since he was 14 sold his handmade items at the annual Honey Festival in Muse Jan. 15.


Inspiring young
By Tracy Whirls about nature, wildlife, responsi-
bility and safety.
Approximately 150 children Last year, over 200 young-,
from around South Florida and sters from south Florida attend-
their parents braved drizzling ed the successful all-day event
rain and overcast skies Saturday and participated in all sorts of
to participate in the fourth annu- *activities. This year, over 300
al Juniors Acquiring Knowl- children, including those who
edge, Ethics and Sportsmanship had registered during last year's
(JAKES) Day. event, received invitations to
The event kicked off Satur- attend.
day, Jan. 15, at the Florida Fish The children invited their
and Wildlife Conservation Corn- parents along to participate in
mission (FWC) Habitat and events and activities ranging
Species Conservation Fisheating from an archery range, laser
Creek Wildlife Management shooting gallery, Wildlife Obser-
Area on Banana Grove Road vation Trail, GPS navigational
outside Moore Haven. hunts, turkey and deer hunting
The event was hosted by basics, bass fishing, airboat
FWC and sponsored by the rides, swamp buggy tours, bird
Fisheating Creek and bat box building, saw
Osceolas/Glades County Chap- Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Dis-
ter of the National Wild Turkey play,' and learned about wildlife
Federation, in cooperation with tracking.
Big 0 Bassmasters, Big 0 Air- Modeled on the National
boat club, the U.S. Army Corps Wild Turkey Federation JAKES
of Engineers' Clewiston station program, which has more than
and a host of area businesses. It 213,000 members, JAKES Day
is organized to teach Florida's participants learn the basic out-
youth (ages 17 and under) door skills necessary to become


hunters
successful stewards of natural
resources and to be responsible
outdoorsmen and women
through fishing, camping and
hunting seminars.
The program is taught by
avid local hunters and fisher-
men, FWC officers who volun-
teer their time, as well as visiting
naturalists like those from the
Bush Wildlife Sanctuary in West
Palm Beach and the Archbold
Research Station in Lake Placid.
According to FWC's Grant
Steelman, Saturday's event, the
third of its kind, is intended to
give area youth and visitors from
the coast an opportunity to be
educated about wildlife, conser-
vation and hunting safety and to
learn about the different kinds
of activities they can participate
in the great outdoors.
"There aren't many youth
events in the area and the
Turkey Federation saw the need
to encourage more youth to be
involved in outdoor activities,"
See JAKES Page 12


in


town


Sheriff Whiddon said. "I looked at some of the office
Two of the new deputies are positions and put them on the
already certified, while a third, road, cut some staff and put
who was employed at the jail, them where they needed it on
has completed the academy. The patrol. I thought the previous
three inew deputies will ride with administration was a little top
a field-training officer during their heavy," Sheriff Whiddon said.
probationary period, and will In reorganizing the depart-
then go on the road themselves. ment, the sheriff said the depart-
Two to three other deputies, who ment will continue to patrol
had formerly held administrative under the zone concept, with a
positions are now on the road as
well. See Sheriff-- Page 12


Tribe funding



discontinued


By Tracy Whirls
Glades County EMS Director
Bob Jones informed the Glades
County Board of County Com-
missioners at their regular meet-
ing Jan. 11 that effective Feb. 7,
the Seminole Tribe of Florida
will discontinue their use and
end $425,000 in annual funding
for the Glades County EMS sta-
tion at Brighton Seminole Indi-
an Reservation.
"The Tribe is planning to pro-
vide their own fire protection
and emergency services on all
reservations," Mr. Jones told the
board, adding that the decision
to start with Brighton was not
due to any problems with
Glades County.
. With thid.-closing of the
Glades County EMS station at
Brighton, and the loss of fund-
ing, the commission Will have to
decide whether to contract with


the tribe to serve the Lakeport
area east to Indian Prairie, just as
Buckhead Ridge is served by a
contact with Okeechobee
County. Otherwise, Mr. Jones
said, the two remaining Glades
County EMS stations, one in
Muse and one in Moore Haven,
might have to be relocated to be
more centrally located to serve
residents countywide.
In that case, the existing
ambulance station at the Muse
Fire Tower would be moved to
the intersection of Pollywog
Crossover and SR 29 and the
Moore Haven station relocated
to a portion of the 104 acres of
county-owned property next to
the road department building
on SR 78.
In a related matter, Mr.
Jones said the new billing serv-
ice, contracted to provide EMS
billing services as a cost cutting
See Funding Page 12


Department


under s
By Tracy Whirls
Operations of the county's
planning and zoning department
and the commission-appointed
board of adjustments will come
under scrutiny, with the county
planner instructed to report
monthly to the commission after
a commissioner expressed con-
cern about complaints sur-
rounding the department.
At the board of county com-
missioners regular meeting Jan.
11 newly elected Commission
Vice Chairman Alvin Ward said
he had received multiple com-
plaints concerning the process
delays for gaining special
exception approval through the
county's board of adjustments.


scrutiny
"It should not take four
months from application to
hearing," Commissioner Ward
said, noting that the board did
not hold their regularly sched-
uled monthly meeting Dec. 23,
and no' special meeting was
called for another date that
could have accommodated a
recent applicant's need to meet
a time deadline for financing.
The commissioner called
for a review of the policy/per-
formance of the appointed
board of adjustments to deter-
mine why it was taking so long.
Mr. Ward said Planning-
Zoning Director Alan Shatto
should be made accountable
See Roads Page 12


Stanr pnoto/ Iracy wnirlns
Children from around Lake Okeechobee and as far away as
Punta Gorda enjoyed testing the siren and learning boating
safety tips from Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commis-
sion (FWC) officer Henry Jones aboard his speedboat,
docked at the Fisheating Creek Banana Grove station for
Jake's Day Jan. 15. Pictured are Fabin Muniguia and Ethan
Bennett of Lakeport, Levi Muehling of Punta Gorda, Jonathan
Fox of Okeechobee andKyle Hubbard of Moore Haven.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 20,2005


Latin beauties hold meet and greet


By Adam Weiland
The Clewiston Inn hosted a
meet and greet for the candidates
of the 2005 Miss Latina and Miss
Teen Latina of the Glades
Pageants Jan. 15.
Millagras Navaro, event organ-
izer, called the meet and greet ses-
sion, an evening in which to be
proud.
Media and sponsors of the
upcoming pageants had a close
encounter with all the contest-
ants, having the opportunity to
take photographs and ask ques-
tions.
Carlos Daniele Marichifron-
tera, from Miami, entertained the
overflowing crowd in the Sugar
and Spice room. Mr. Marichifron-
tera sang a variety of beautiful
songs.
The pageant will be held at the
Dolly Hand Center in Belle Glade
Feb. 26 and at that time, two girls
will be selected to continue
onwards to the State Miss Latina
Contest.
The Miss Teen Latina Pageant
is for ages 15-17 while the Miss
Latina Pageant is open for con-
testants between the ages of 18-
23.


Staff photo Adam Weiland


Miss Latina and Miss Teen Latina candidates


Special guests were sponsors,
parents, media, Jr. Miss Hendry
County Katie Vita, Miss Teen Flori-
da Latina Lissette Martinez, and
Little Miss Chiqutica Sade Gomez.
Candidates for this year's Miss
Teen Latina are:
1. Adriana-Moya, 16, sponsored
by Discount Rock and Sand.
2.Alexis Rodriquez, 17, spon-
sored by Julio's Cafe Tropical.
3.Cristy Soriano, 16, sponsored
by Dr. Haque.


4.Elva Diaz, 15, sponsored by
Diaz General Hauling.
5.Liliana Gonzales, 17, spon-
sored by Sugar Realty.
6.Yadira Lorenzo, 17, spon-
sored by Royal's Furniture.
7. Zulay Arnold, 16, sponsored
by Alis Fashion Store.
Candidates for this year's Miss
Latina are:
1. Aliara Payret, 18, sponsored
by'Latin Grocery.
2. Andrea Leon, 19, sponsored


Robin Speilberg to give Birth


a free performance _--


Courtesy photo


Robin Speilberg
Steinway Concert Artist Robin
Speilberg will be providing a
morning of her musical stylings at
Glades Health Care Center, 230
South Barfield Highway in Paho-
kee, Friday, Jan. 14 at 10:30 am.
Thanks to the generosity and
consideration from the folks at
The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Cen-
ter Director Lee Woodham initiat-
ed an Arts Outreach between the
two facilities, which resulted in
the scheduling of this perform-
ance.


The clients of the Glades
Health Care Center eagerly await
this performance and appreciate
that the Dolly Hand Center chose
their home to partner with, for
this event. Glades Health Care
Center is a non-profit Skilled Nurs-
ing Facility/Long Term Care Facili-
ty located in Pahokee. For more
information, please contact Drew
Shimkus at his office (561) 924-
5561 or cellular number (561)
449-1911.


Courtesy photo
Michael Wyatt Vary
Michael Wyatt Vary
Christopher and Mercede's
Vary of Clewiston are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Michael Wyatt. He was born
Dec. 21, 2004 at Palms West Hos-
pital in Loxahatchee. He
weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and
was 19 1/2 inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are: Delfi-
na and Paul Perdomo of Clewis-
ton. Paternal Grandparents are:
Jim and Diana Vary of Clewiston.
Great-grandparents are Jeane
and Clyde rush.


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TAX SAVINGS NOTICE FOR
GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS
January 1, 2005 to March 1, 2005 Filing period for tax exemptions can be made
in the Property Appraiser's Office in the Glades County Courthouse, Room 202,
during office hours (8:00 am til 5:00 pm) Monday thru Friday.
YOU COULD QUALIFY FOR THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTIONS:


1. Homestead Exemption
2. Disabled Veteran's Exemption
' 3. Widow's and Widower's Exemption
4. Non Veteran Disability
5. Agriculture Classification
6. Additional Exemption For Residents 65 Years of Age
Or Older With An Annual Income Of Less Than
$21,599 Per Household (documentation required)


$25,000.00
$5000.00
$500.00
$500.00



$10,000.00


1. AUTOMATIC RENEWAL RECEIPTS HAVE BEEN MAILED FOR
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION AND THE SENIOR EXEMPTION. IF YOU
STILL QUALIFY, KEEP THE RECEIPT DO NOT RETURN IT TO
THIS OFFICE.

2. AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFICATION (Greenbelt Exemption) RENEWAL
CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED. IF YOU STILL QUALIFY AND THERE
ARE NO CHANGES KEEPTHE RECEIPT- DO NOTRETURN ITTO THIS OFFICE

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS AND AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFICATIONS
(Greenbelt Exemption) ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE. NEW APPLICATIONS
MUST BE FILED IN THE EVENT OF ANY CHANGES OR DEED TRANSFERS.

TO FILE FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION PLEASE FURNISH:
1. Florida Driver's License/Florida I.D.
2. Florida Vehicle Registration
3. Glades County Voter Registration, or Declaration of Domicile
4. Social Security Number

If making application for Homestead Exemption for the first time and you live
in a mobile home, bring a copy of your mobile home title or registration in order
to purchase the permanent "RP" LICENSE.

Residents who have filed early for a 2005 Homestead Exemption will receive a
letter that must be signed and returned to confirm that they were still living on
the property as of January 1, 2005.
THE PROPERTY APPRAISERS OFFICE IS LOCATED IN THE GLADES COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, ROOM 202 Toll Free Number: 1-877-445-2337.
For those handicapped persons that are unable to come to the Courthouse please call
and arrangements will be made for you to make an application for Homestead
Exemptions and other exemptions.

LARRY R. LUCKEY, C.F.A.
GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
P.O. BOX 1106, MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA 33471
(863) 946-6025 OR 946-6026
FAX (863) 946-3359


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Big "0" Bi]
The Big "0" Birding Festival is
shaping up to provide plenty of fun
and entertainment for the weekend
of Jan. 28-30. Beginning with the
opening of the craft show on Friday
afternoon at 1 p.m. and continuing
until the close of the show on Sun-
day there will be continuous activi-
ties at the Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven.
Opening activities include awel-
come reception Friday evening
with authentic South Florida foods
such as gator bites, sour orange pie
and other favorites of the lake area.
Dr. Paul Gray, Lake Okeechobee
Watershed Science Coordinator
will be the official host and speaker
for the evening.
During Friday afternoon and
throughout Saturday and Sunday
there will be lectures, demonstra-
tions and appearing at the Birding
Festival for the first time, Thunder-
hawk's Big Cats.
Ray Thunderhawk dedicates his
life to the preservation of the great
cats. He has been the head curator
for a major facility for 25 years and
shares his experience with the staff
of volunteers.. Ray is regarded
nationally as a consultant and
expert in his field. Fifty-seven big
cats have been saved since the
founding of Thunderhawk Big Cat
Rescue. He appears to have found
his niche in life.
Big Cat Encounter awakens you
to a powerful presence. Come hear
their stories and see the beautiful
"Cats" including a white tiger.


rding Festival arts and craft show


Photo opportunities with the cats
will be available for a donation. The
Encounter is educational, enter-
taining and is an unforgettable
experience for all.
The Center for Birds of Prey will
be on hand during the hours of the
craft show with some of the won-
derful birds they have rescued
including. Daisy the barn owl,
Cracker the caracara, Bobby the
burrowing owl and Paige the bald
eagle. Lynda White, Audubon's
Eagle Watch Coordinator for
Audubon of Florida's Center for
Birds of Prey will be the keynote
speaker at the Saturday night din-
ner to be held at the Clewiston Inn.
The topic will be Radical Rap-
tors: Adventures in working with
birds of prey. On Sunday afternoon,
the Sugarland Barn Owl Tour will
feature the barn owl box program
in the EAA region. Daisy will be a
special guest on that tour.
Larry Lucky will host the popu-
lar "Owl Hoot" on Friday night. Be.
prepared for an evening of tall tales
and fun including the hooting up of
owls and a marshmallow roast.
Throughout the day on Satur-
day there will be regional bird
tours, lectures on butterflies and
birds of the Lake Okeechobee
Region. The children's art contest,
sponsored by Family and Cosmetic
Dentistry of the Glades will' be
judged and prizes awarded Satur-
day afternoon. Marty Folk, a
favorite in past Years will return
with his slide show and lecture on


Whooping and Sand Hill Cranes.
Last year a Wild Life Photography
workshop presented by Renier
Mungia was well received and is
being offered again this year on Sat-
urday for a fee of $25.00.
Sunday, Mark Proudfoot, Florida
Fish and Wildlife, will host a tour to
Dinner Island Wildlife Manage-
ment Area where you will see all
types of wildlife including deer,
birds and wildflowers. There is no
charge for admission to the craft
show and the lectures and demon-
strations are free. The field trips
offered have a nominal fee for a
guided tour.
Some of the crafters will offer
demonstrations at their booths.
Charles Walters, known for his
beautiful hand-turned wood bowls
will bring his lath along to show
how it is done. Renier Mungia will
show slides of some of his profes-
sional photographs at his booth.
Sample Betty Ball's wonderful
pepper-jelly and find out ways to
use it. Other crafters will have vari-
ous new items, and we welcome
back many of our local artists. Mrs.
Louise Harman who so graciously
painted the featured bird of the fes-.
tival, the Cara Cara, on the advertis-
ing signs will be on hand with her
acrylic paintings. She has also-
donated a painting of the Cara Cara
for a door prize.
There will be jewelry, painted
items, woodcrafts and a variety of
information booths..
Craft vendor from Texas, Linda


Engagements


Allen-Bunting
engagement
Janet and Gordon Allen of
Pahokee are proud to announce
the engagement of their daugh-
ter Billie Jo Allen to Jack M.
Bunting IV of Pahokee The
prospective groom is the son of
Jack M. Bunting III of Bain-
bridge, Ga. The weeding is
planned for Saturday, Jan. 29,
2005 at 7 p.m., with reception
immediately following at the
Drawbridge Caf6 in Belle Glade.
Local friends and-family are wel-
come. The bride-to-be is
employed as a water plant oper-
ator with the city of Pahokee.
The groom is a carpenter/Co-
owner with A&B services, Inc.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Pahokee.


Courtesy photo
Jack Bunting and
Billie Jo Allen


Denson-Garcia
engagement
Johnnie and Michelle Denson
of Port Richey are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Jennifer Denson
to Lupe Garcia of, Columbus,
Texas. The prospective groom is
the son of Jose Garcia and Maria
Garcia of San Antonio, Texas.
The wedding s planned for May
21, 2005 in Tampa, at Lowry
Park Zoo. The bride-to-be
attended Southeastern College.
She is employed as a. paraprofes-
sional with Polk County School
District. The groom is employed
as a food service director with
Burchfield Ministries. After the
wedding, the couple will reside
in Columbus Texas.


ICounesy pnolo
Jennifer Denson
and Lupe Garcia


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Obituaries.


Alejandra
Ample Calero
Alejandra Amrpie Calero, 53, of
Canal Point, died in an auto acci-
dent, Jan. 14, 2005. Alejandra was
born in Nicaragua in 1951. Sur-
vivors include her parents Felipe
and Francisca, of Nicaragua; hus-
band, Ronaldo, of Nicaragua; son,
Edward, of Canal Point; daughters,
Diana Larios, of Canal Point, Judy
Lopez of Canal Point, and Isayl and


Isayara Lopez, both of Nicaragua;
and three grandchildren. Funeral
services were held Monday, Jan.
17, 2005, at Glades Funeral Chapel
in Belle Glade, interment in
Nicaragua. Arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel-Belle Glade.

Mary Elizabeth
Hatfield
Mary Elizabeth Hatfield of
Clewiston, 89, died Saturday,


Jan. 15, 2005. Mrs. Hatfield was
born in Elsberry, Mo., and has
lived here for'48 years. Survivors
include her sons, Randel and
Dwight Hatfield, both of Clewis-
ton; her sisters, Mabel Ross, of
Angelwood, Mo., Dorothy
Ussery, of St. Charles, Mo., and
Faye Presley, of Foley, Mo.; four
grandchildren, and six great
grandchildren. Services are
being held Jan. 21, 1 p.m. at
Community Presbyterian


Church, burial will follow at
Ridgelawn cemetery. Officiating
clergy is Reverend Angel Ramos.
Akin-Davis Funeral Homes, Inc.
in Clewiston, is in charge -of
arrangements.


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Thursday, January 20, 2005


C. Carter had two of her hand
painted Christmas ornaments cho-
sen to hang on the White House
Christmas tree this year and was
treated to a trip to Washington to
the reception to decorate the tree.
She is coordinating visiting with rel-
atives in Moore Haven and attend-
ing the Birding Festival.
Nancy Dale, author of where
the Swallowtail Kite Soars, The
Legacies of Glades County, Florida
and the Vanishing Wilderness will
introduce her book and be glad to
sign them. Another former Glades
County Resident Sally Settle Bar-
rows will also be present for sign-
ing her book, In the Shadow of the
Lone Cypress, One Man's Florida.
Lots of wonderful food will
tempt your palate such as Skinners
Ribs, Willie's Swamp Cabbage
Salsa, chicken wings and fried pork
rinds, Moore Haven Women's Club
wild pork dinner, Adam's Snack
Shack with a variety of muffins and
bagels for breakfast, hot dogs and
chili along with coffee, tea and
water. Betty Ball will also offer
baked goods in take-home pack-
age sizes.
Mark the calendar for the last
weekend in January and plan on
having a great time at the Big 0
Birding Festival. on. Hwy. 27 in
Moore Haven. Call Peggy Barton at
(863) 946-0300 or Nita Choban at
(863) 983-8619 for more informa-
tion. Some booth space is still avail-
able.


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Mitchell and

Bowers
Seminole Tribe of Florida
Tribal Council Chairman
Mitchell Cypress and Semi-
nole Tribe of Florida, Inc. f l
Board of Directors Big
Cypress Representative
Paul Bowers, Sr. took time
from their various duties
overseeing the Ahfachkeke
Festival held Saturday at Big
Cypress to chat with chil-
dren from the reservation
enjoying the children's vil-
lage and greet other visitors
to the reservation outside
Clewiston. For those who
don't know, the Council administers the Tribal gaming
enterprises, citrus groves, the Billie Swamp Safari, and
the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and other business/tourism
ventures, while the Board oversees tribal affairs on the
various south Florida reservations for tribal members.
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elected by members of the Tribe.

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Guest Commentary



Hurricane losses



can lead to gains

By Roy 0. Bonnell, Jr. Green building manages con-
Executive Director, Florida struction site waste, too, reducing
Green Building Coalition, Inc. impacts to our landfills where
possible.


After surviving devastating
hurricanes, many Floridians have
been forced to rebuild their prop-
erties and lives. Some are patch-
ing up damage, while others are
starting over but this time, it's
our hope that Floridians consider
Florida when rebuilding. We can
improve the safety and reduce our
environmental impact by making
"green" choices for our homes
and businesses.
Green building involves adopt-
ing earth-friendly strategies and
materials for a project's design
and construction. Choosing to
build green means choosing to
reduce the environmental impact
and add value to your home.
The Florida Green Building
Coalition (FGBC) has developed
guidelines and criteria for devel-
opers, businesses, and home-
owners. We're working on mate-
rials to assist local governments,
too. We provide guidance, verifi-
cation, and recognition for build-
ings, developments, and homes
that are built or renovated to help
sustain our natural resources.
The FGBC is made up of
builders, developers, architects,
interior designers, and other pro-
fessionals who believe that by
building smart, we create eco-
nomic vitality while we preserve
the environment a key to our
great quality of life.
For those who want to certify
their project, FGBC considers the
entire building process and out-
come when advising how to build
green. We review energy and
water use, site selection and
preparation, building materials
and safety measures.
Not only does building green
sale energy, it also conserves
'water by requiring water-efficient
fixtures, reusing rainwater, creat-
ing drought-tolerant landscapes,
and installing efficient irrigation
systems. It encourages durable,
low-maintenance designs and
use of recycled materials.


Outside, we consider the use
of native plants and trees to
reduce the use of fertilizer and
pesticides and limit erosion.
In many cases, the "green"
choice costs no more, while it
reduces environmental impact
and saves money for mainte-
nance. Perhaps most important,
green building requires the build-
ing to have "good health" features
such as combustion safety, mois-
ture control, proper ventilation,
and filtration.
Building green protects homes
and businesses from floods, wild-
fires and hurricanes, too. Green
"sustainable" structures are
designed to withstand natural dis-
asters.
Rebuilding green may also
mean extra green in your wallet.
Applying green standards lowers
utility and maintenance costs. As
a homeowner or business owner,
you may not only increase the
durability of the structure, but
also enhance its resale value.
Communities that consider green
building standards conserve natu-
ral resources and protect the
quality of life. Builders who "go
green" gain valuable promotion,
advertising, and customer refer-
rals.
We began the green building
effort in 2000 to go hand-and-
hand with Florida's increasing
population and building develop-
ments. Since then, FGBC has
found enthusiastic support from
suppliers, developers, builders,
environmental groups and regula-
tory agencies. Applying the
FGBC's standards enhances our
entire state's standards of living.
As we rebuild, why not do it
well? All builders, homeowners,
and business owners can learn
more on how to do just that by
reviewing FGBC's standards at
www.FloridaGreenBuilding.org.
and making the changes that
make sense.


What's

The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church,
Clewiston

I've had parents tell me when I
ask about their children "I can't
do anything with them." It has
often left me wondering when the
moment changed. Children come
into the world helpless and
dependent on parents. Little by lit-
tle, they become more independ-
ent. I remember my daughter say-
ing to me "Daddy, put me down, I
don't want to be held." I put her
down and let her go, but within
limits.
She was not free to roam the
store without her mother or me
nearby. She wasn't free to touch
everything in sight there were
too many things that could be
pulled down on top of her or
damage that could be done.
In fact, the freedom to do what
we want comes in stages and,
ideally, when we are ready to han-
dle it. There is a Biblical parable
about Jesus having children
brought to Him to bless, and the
Lord affirms "to such belongs the


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Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew
19:13)."
One of them goes to Jesus and
asks, "What good deed must I do
to have eternal life?" Jesus tells
him to keep l
the command-
ments and the
young man
tells Him that '.
he does. Then

before the
youngster, "If
you would be Rev. Samuel
perfect, go, sell S. Thomas
what you pos-
sess and give to the poor and you
will have treasure in Heaven. (vs.
21)."
It was obvious that the young-
ster kept an outward observance,
but had not internalized in his
heart what it was all about. Rules
are observable, attitudes are not,
When the young man was con-
fronted with sacrificing some-
thing he valued more than his
faith, Matthew tells us "he went
away sorrowful (v. 23)."
In fact, he had not "internal-
ized" a faith that he kept outward-


Ivan the Great's


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Duke Ivan III Vasilevich, better
known as Ivan the Great, became
a great ruler of Russia during the
Fifteenth Century. He brought
together warring tribes and inde-
pendent provinces. As a fighting
man he was courageous. As a
general he was brilliant. He drove
out the Mongols and established
peace across the nation.
In the midst of all of this, Ivan's
friends and advisers were worried
that there was no heir to the
throne, and should anything hap-
pen to him the union would shat-
ter into chaos. He was told, "You
must take a wife who can bear
you a son." The busy soldier
statesman said to them that he
didn't have the time to search for
a bride, but if they would find a
suitable one, he would marry her.
The counselors and advisers
searched the capitals of Europe to
find an appropriate wife for the
great Duke, and find her, they did.
She was the young, beautiful,
charming, and brilliant dark-eyed
daughter of the King of Greece.
Ivan agreed to marry her sight
unseen.
The King of Greece was
delighted, but said it could only be
done under one condition: Ivan
could marry her only if he
became a member of the Greek
Orthodox Church. Ivan agreed to
do so.
A priest was dispatched to
Moscow to instruct Ivan in Ortho-
dox doctrine. Ivan was a quick


student and learned the cate-
chism in record time. Arrange-
ments were concluded, and the
Duke made his way to Athens
accompanied by 500 of his per-
sonal palace guards.
Ivan was to be baptized into
the Orthodox Church by immer-
sion, as was the custom of the
Eastern Church. His soldiers, ever
loyal, asked to be baptized also.
The Patriarch of the Church
assigned 500 priests to give the
soldiers a one-on-one catechism
crash course. The soldiers, all 500
of them, were to be immersed in
one mass baptism. Crowds gath-
ered from all over Greece to see
the sight.
And what a sight that must
have been, 500 priests and 500
soldiers walking into the Mediter-
ranean Sea for baptism. The
priests were. dressed in the official
dress of the Orthodox Church:
Black robes and tall black hats.
The soldiers wore their battle uni-
forms with of all their regalia.
But then, they realized they
had a problem. The Church pro-
hibited professional soldiers from
'being members unless they gave
up their commitment to blood-
shed. After a hasty round of diplo-
macy, the problem was solved. As
the words were spoken and the
priests began to baptize them,
each soldier reached to his side
and withdrew his sword. Lifting it
high overhead, every soldier was
totally immersed in baptism -
except for his fighting arm and
sword.
The un-baptized arm. This true


ly and made it inwardly his own.
"How does one do that," you
might ask? Good question! You
do it by going through the
motions, as if it was yours inter-
nally. We learn to drive by going
through the motions under some
kind of guidance. The steps start-
ing the motor, putting the car in
gear, looking before taking your
foot off of the brake are deliber-
ate, thought-out, clumsy motions
and acts.
They are repeated again and
again, then one day they become
automatic and the new driver no
longer has to think about "step
one, step two, step three..."
When a new situation arises the
driver is prepared to concentrate
on it and make the right decision.
Concentration is no longer
required to think about where the
brake pedal is, or how to correct
when the car begins to slide. The
feel for what to do is there now,
and an accident is avoided. The
cook goes through the outward
motions until the recipe is inter-
nalized; he or she is comfortable
now and can change the quanti-
ties of salt or add a pinch of spice
here, or put in milk when water is


called for; the process of follow-
ing the recipe has become inter-
nalized now and it is his or hers
forever.
Every now and again I meet
parents when trouble hits. They
are surprised and do their best to
salvage what has turned out to be
a bad situation. The answer came
years ago when the child said,
"Put me down" and we did. There
were those who let independence
come in small, regulated steps
and those who did not. There
were those who had their chil-
dren go through the steps of faith,
whether or not 'they believed or
even whether or not they wanted
to do it.
The result was a slow, imper-
ceptible process of internalizing
what was there to protect and
guide them. There are no guaran-
tees in child raising, but security
and satisfaction come when you
have insisted on the outward acts.
Maybe they will be taken in and
maybe there will be difficulties
ahead; but if nothing is done, you
can rest assured that nothing will
be made their own. "I can't do
anything with them!" "Oh? I
doubt that!"


un-baptized arm


story is a powerful picture of
some of what we see in Christian-
ity today. How many un-baptized
arms are there in churches today?
How many un-baptized wills are
there in the Christian community?
How many un-baptized talents?
What about un-baptized check-
books or un-baptized social activi-
ties?
In Greek legend, Achilles'
weakness and downfall came
from his heel, that part of him
which was not immersed. If you


think about it, our un-baptized
arms, those things, which aren't
immersed in our Lord, are our
Achilles' heels.
The good news is that we can
fix it. We can wash our Achilles'
heels in Living Water. We can still
baptize those things in our life
that need baptizing or even re-
baptizing, until every part of each
of us is totally immersed in the
Lord. We can encourage others to
do the same. The time to start is
now.


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Writing on Easy Street
Author Nancy Dale was joined by neighbor Mamie Boyce
at the Honey Festival in Muse Saturday. Both live on "Easy
Street" in Palmdale.


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seeking knowledge about these majestic creatures.


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Understanding history
Rick Lavoy, an education assistant at the Archbold Bio-
logical Station in Lake Placid, showed children attending
the Jake's Day event Saturday at the Fisheating Creek
Game and Fish headquarters on Banana Grove Road
near Lakeport fossilized prints of Florida panthers and
less exotic Florida wildlife, like that of-. the raccoon the
students readily identified. Along with fossilized foot-
prints, Mr. Lavoy displayed a number of animal skulls
from raccoon to alligator. Recognizing different tracks is
crucial for young hunters.






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Thursday, January 20, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Clewstion Police Department Wanted Fugitives


The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment is announcing a step up in
traffic crime enforcement and
traffic violation interdiction. In an
effort to stem the increase of traf-
fic violations and traffic fatalities
locally, officers from the Clewis-
ton Police Department, with assis-
tance from other South Florida
agencies are implementing a plan
designed to target traffic offenders
in and passing through the city of
Clewiston.
Departments from Cape Coral,
Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, Hendry
County Sheriff's Office, Collier
County, Lee County and many
others have been invited to join in
the operation.


The coalition began last year
and has been used successfully
on two occasions here in Clewis-
ton. Officers look for any number
of traffic hazards including DUI,
faulty equipment, speed, driver's
license offenses and yielding vio-
lations. The plan is to make the
event more common and cover a
wider area of the city.
In addition, officers and agents
will be enforcing the alcohol laws
both from the possession and
sales perspective for adults and
minors. The operation is planned
to begin within the next 30 days,
according to Clewiston Police
Chief Don Gutshell.


Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County Inc. is asking citi-
zens to help locate Robert Lee
Reed, alias
Robert Reed, -.
wanted for
felony intro-
duction of '
contraband
into a state
correctional .
institution, r ..... -
possession of
marijuana in Robert Lee
excess of 20 Reed
grams. His
date of birth is
6-20-70. He is a black male, 5' 8"
tall and weighs 160 lbs., with


black hair and brown eyes. He
has tattoos on his left arm, chest
and right shoulder. His last
known address was Orange
Ave., Belle Glade. His occupa-
tion is laborer.
If you know the whereabouts
of Robert Lee Reed or anyone
involved in a serious crime, call
Crime Stoppers. at 1-800-458-
TIPS. You can remain anony-
mous and still receive a cash
reward of up to $1,000 if your tip
leads to an arrest. You can also
visit the Crime Stoppers Web site
at www.crimestopperspbc.com.
Reed was a wanted fugitive at
the time of this publication.


Get answers about flood insurance


ORLANDO If you still have
questions about your flood insur-
ance, you can get answers in per-
son by visiting a Disaster Recov-
ery Center (DRC) operated by the
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) and the
state of Florida Emergency
Response Team (SERT).
With the Feb. 28 deadline for
applying for disaster assistance
drawing near, the temporary
DRCs will be closing, so take
advantage of this free information
now.


People with insurance should
first talk with their insurance
agent about damages from the
hurricanes and flooding. But after
people have evaluated their situa-
tion or received a response on a
claim from their insurance com-
pany, they may need more infor-
mation about flood insurance
under the National Flood Insur-
ance Program (NFIP). Insurance
matters can sometimes be com-
plicated and taking it to someone
in person can make things more
understandable.
Mitigation specialists at the


DRCs provide visitors with infor-
mation about rebuilding better
and smarter, as well as finding
ways to reduce damages from
future disasters. The specialists are
knowledgeable about NFIP cover-
age and they have the capacity to
research questions on flood insur-
ance claims.
"In disasters, each insurance
case is unique, so if you have a
question and can visit a Disaster
Recovery Center, seek out a miti-
gation specialist. They're there to
find answers for you," said Bill Car-
wile, federal coordinating officer.


Assistance with other insur-
ance questions is offered through
an insurance hotline adminis-
tered by the Florida Department
of Financial Services.

"If you have questions on a
storm-related insurance claim,
you can contact 1-800-22-STORM
for help," said Craig Fugate, state-
coordinating officer. "We want to
ensure that citizens with insur-
ance coverage get the benefits
they are entitled to and under-
stand all the issues surrounding
their cases."


Helpline operators on call to answer questions
ORLANDO Floridians who calling. mission is to ensure that Florida is Department of Homeland Security
have questions about the status of Helpline operators can: prepared to respond to emergen- onMarch 2003.
their disaster assistance applica- -Take applicant information changes. cies, recover from them, and miti- on March 1,2003.
tions or the assistance they have -Check on the status of an application. gate their impact. Visit
received are urged to call the pRequest a re-inspection when appro- http://www.floridadisaster.org for W
Departme nt of Home land Stcal tepriate, the latest information on the hurri- W fLY
Department of Homeland Securi- -Give information about federal disas- cane relief efforts,
ty's Federal Emergency Manage- ter assistance programs. FEMA prepares the nation for
ment Agency (FEMA) Helpline toll -Refer applicants to other programs all hazards and manages -federal
free at (800) 621-FEMA (3362). and services. response and recovery efforts fol-
The FEMA Helpline is opera- When calling, individuals will be response an y national incident.s
tional daily fr6m 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., asked: FEMA also initiates mitigation
Eastern Standard Time, according -If they speak English, Spanish or FEMA also initiates mitigation
anotherlanguage. activities, trains first responders,
to state and federal officials. Callers -To enter their Zip Code. works with state and local emer- -
who are speech or hearing- The State Emergency Response agency managers, and manages the
impaired can call (800) 462-7585. Team (SERT) is a collaboration of National Flood Insurance Program
Applicants should have their FEMA Florida's state agencies led by the and the U.S. Fire Administration.
registration number handy when state coordinating officer. SERT's FEMA became part of the U.S.


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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and the
National Eye Institute along with Family Eye Care are highlight-
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Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss in the
United States affecting about three million Americans. High risk
groups include anyone over the age of' sixty; blacks and
Hispanics over the age of forty; people of Caribbean-island ori-
,gin or descent, diabetics and people who have a family history
of glaucoma. With no early warning signs of possible vision loss,
doctors urge those at higher risk for glaucoma to get regular
dilated eye examinations to help detect this blinding eye disease.
Glaucoma occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the
eye progressively increases, leading to optic nerve damage and
reduced peripheral (side) vision. As the disease worsens, the
field of vision gradually narrows and blindness may result. No
pain is noted from the increased eye pressure.
Once vision is lost from glaucoma, unlike with cataracts, it
cannot be returned. :'
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mation or to set-up an appointment for a dilated eye examina-
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Chicken soup: Comfort food can be good for you


In a previous column, I wrote
about the health benefits of home-
made chicken soup, noting that the
ingredients in the soup do help
relieve the symptoms of colds and
flu.
A reader wrote in to say she
doesn't have much time to cook
and asked if the soup could be
made in a crock pot or slow cook-
er.
After a little experimenting in
my kitchen, I have come up with a
slow version of my traditional
chicken soup recipe.
The key to making good chick-
en soup is simple: Use enough
chicken.
For this recipe, you will need:
One large chicken (4-5 pounds)
One large stalk of celery
One large or two medium
onions
One head fresh garlic
Two tablespoons sage (fresh or
dried)
.Two tablespoons thyme (fresh
ordried)
Two tablespoons parsley (fresh
or dried)
Two tablespoons salt
Two tablespoons pepper
(More salt, pepper, garlic pow-
der and herbs may be added, as
desired to taste)
Two large parsnips
Four large carrots
Four medium yellow squash
(If you don't like parsnips, you
might want to just use more car-
rots)
Four quarts chicken broth or
water
Eight tablespoons olive oil
PART ONE Cooking
the chicken
Remove the outer celery stalks,
reserving the inner celery hearts for
later. Chop celery. The pieces can
be fairly large.
Chop one' medium onion or
half of one large onion.
Clean and chop one head of
garlic.
Put four tablespoons of olive oil
in a skillet and heat to low heat.
Sautee chopped onion, garlic and
celery until translucent. Remove
from heat.
Using a slotted spoon to drain
excess oil, transfer cooked celery,
onions and garlic to slow cooker.
Add sage, thyme, parsley, salt
and pepper.
Add whole chicken to slow
cooker. Cover with broth or water.
Cook at high heat for eight
hours. When the chicken is com-
pletely cooked, it should be falling
off the bones.
Strain cooked food through a


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colander, reserving the liquid
chicken stock. If you want to
reduce the fat content of the soup,
let the stock cool and skim off fat.
Return stock to slow cooker and
leave setting on low or warm.
You may wonder why I discard
the cooked celery, onions and gar-
lic with the chicken bones. After
eight hours in the slow cooker, the
celery and onions are very mushy.
All of the flavor and nutritional ben-
efits are now in the chicken stock. I
like vegetables to be tender, but not
mushy.
PART TWO- Making
the soup
Let cooked chicken cool
enough to be handled. Discard
bones, skin and cooked celery and
onions. Chop cooked chicken into
small pieces and add to stock.
Chop remaining vegetables
(celery heart, parsnips, carrots,
onion and squash) into very small
pieces (about one-four inch or
smaller.)
Heat four tablespoons of olive
oil in skillet. Sautee vegetables in oil
until the carrots and parsnips are
tender, stirring regularly to prevent
burning. Using slotted spoon to
remove excess oil, transfer cooked
vegetables to slow cooker.
If desired, add more salt, pep-
per, garlic powder, thyme and sage
to taste.
If you want noodles in your
soup, spoon some of the broth into
a saucepan, bring it to a boil, add
the noodles and cook until tender.
Then add the broth and noodles
back to the slow cooker. Cooking
the noodles in broth instead of
water will add flavor.
This recipe makes about six
quarts of soup..
I like to use fresh herbs from my
back porch container garden
(sage, thyme, parsley) but the dried
versions will work if you don't have
fresh herbs.
I tried growing herbs in an out-
door garden, but most perished in
the hurricanes. One hardy Rose-
mary bush survived it turns out
Rosemary is pretty wll suited to
the Florida climate.
If you don't have fresh garlic on


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TALLAHASSEE--Florida Agri- HELPFLA. Considering the cost of professionals have the expertise
culture and Consumer Services a house, it's frightening to think to inspect and treat for infesta-
Commissioner Charles H. Bron- that about half the homeowners tions of these termites and pro-
son is warning homeowners that in Florida have not taken steps to vide protective measures for
this is the time of year when ter- protect this investment from homeowners.
mites begin to "swarm" or leave these damaging insects." Companies that provide ter-
their colonies to search for new People who do not have a cur- mite control services are licensed
nesting sites. rent termite protection contract and inspected by the department
'Many homeowners discover are urged to contact several pest and consumers can call the toll
that they have a termite problem control companies and request free number to determine
when they find termite swarms written estimates and a copy of whether a company is properly
(winged, black insects about the contract they offer. Con- licensed and to check the com-
quarter-inch long) in their homes. sumers should not sign a contract plaint history of a business.
Termites can cause consumers until they have compared at least Steps that consumers an tak
to lose their largest economic three companies. to pteps that consumers frcan take
asset their homes and are Pest control companies are destructive pr homes from th
responsible for over $700 million required by law to obtain a signed destructive pest:
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ly protect their homes by using a (800) HELPFLA (800-435-7352). their homes by a licensed profes-
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"This is a good time of year for live in soil and attack structures
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hand, you can substitute four table-
spoons of minced garlic (sold in
jars, packed in olive oil.
For those who missed my col-
umn on the benefits of chicken
soup, this age old cold remedy has
been backed up scientific
researchers. They found some sub-
stances found naturally in the
ingredients to chicken soup do
help relieve cold symptoms.
Garlic contains a substance that
helps clear breathing passages.
Garlic is also good for the heart.
Carrots and parsnips contain
substances that help boost the
immune system and fight infec-
tion.
Onions also contain substances
that help kill bacteria.
Thyme, in addition to being an
antioxidant, helps soothe a sore
throat.
Celery helps ease coughs.
Sage contains a substance that
reduces inflammation. '
Chicken contains protein to
help the body stay healthy. It also
contains substances that help you
relax and contributes to an easier
sleep, letting the body heal itself.
Yellow squash has lots of vita-
mins and I just happen to like it. If
you don't like squash, leave it out.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
healthy.
Products recalled
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, in cooperation with the
manufacturer named below, today
announced a voluntary recall of
the following consumer product.
Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed. (To
access color photos of the follow-
ing recalled products, see CPSC's
Web site at www.cpsc.gov
www.cpsc.gov/>
Name of products: Ridgid(r) 16-
Gallon, Model WD16650 2-In-l
Blower Vac
Units: About 6,500
Manufacturer: Emerson Tool
Co., of St. Louis, Mo.
Hazard: The air intake shield
may be missing. Consumers can
suffer lacerations if they come into
contact with the intake blower
wheel.
Incidents/Injuries: Emerson
Tool Co. has received two reports
of consumers who suffered lacera-
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Remedy: If the air intake shield
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Emerson Tool Co. at (800) 372-
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Name of product: GE Oval and
Double Dish Slow Cookers
Units: 600,000
Importer: Hamilton
Beach/Proctor-Silex Inc., of Glen
Allen, Va.
Distributor: Wal-Mart Stores
Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Hazard: The handles on the
base of the slow cookers can
break, posing a risk of burns from
hot food spilling onto consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Hamilton
Beach and Wal-Mart have received
531 reports of handles breaking,
including four reports of con-
sumers who were burned by hot
food.
Description: The recalled slow
cookers include the 4.5-Quart Oval
and 6-Quart Double Dish models
sold under the General Electric
(GE) brand name. The model
name is printed on the front of the
units. The 4.5-quart unit has model
number 106661 and the 6-quart
unit has model number 106851.
Both models have series codes A
through D, which are printed on
the bottom along with the model
number. The base of the slow
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Research could help diabetics


GAINESVILLE University of
Florida (UF) stem cell scientists
reported Jan. 3 that they have pre-
vented blindness in mice afflicted
with a condition similar to one
that robs thousands of diabetic
Americans of their eyesight each
year.
Writing in the current issue of
the Journal of Clinical Investiga-
tion, researchers describe for the
first time the link between a pro-
tein known as SDF-1 and
retinopathy, a complication of
diabetes and the leading cause of
blindness in working-age Ameri-
cans.
Scientists explain how they
used a common antibody to
block the formation of SDF-1 in
the eyeballs of mice with simulat-
ed retinopathy, ending the explo-
sive blood vessel growth that
characterizes the condition.
Researchers effectively silenced
SDF-1 's signal to activate normally
helpful blood stem cells, which
become too much of a good thing
within the close confines of the
eyeball.
"SDF-1 is the main thing that
tells blood stem cells where to
go," said Edward Scott, an associ-
ate professor of molecular genet-
ics at the UF Shands Cancer Cen-
ter and director of the program in
Stem Cell Biology and Regenera-
tive Medicine at UF's College of
Medicine.
"If you get a cut, the body
makes SDF-1 at the injury site and
the repair cells sniff it out. The
concentration of SDF-1 is higher


where the cut occurs and it quick-
ly dissipates. But the eye is such a
unique place, you've got this bag
of jelly the vitreous that just
sits there and it fills up with SDF-1.
The SDF-1 doesn't break down. It
continues to call the new blood
vessels to come that way, causing
all the problems," he said.
Diabetic retinopathy causes
12,000 to 24,000 cases of blind-
ness each year, according to the
American Diabetes Association.
What happens is high blood pres-
sure and blood sugar levels asso-
ciated with diabetes cause leaks
in blood vessels within the eye
and hinder the flow of essential
chemicals. The eye compensates
by growing new blood vessels,
which clog the eye and cause
even more leaks. Damage occurs
to the retina, gradually destroying
its ability to capture images.
UF researchers analyzed sam-
ples of the vitreous gel taken from
the eyeballs of 46 patients under-
going treatment for diabetic eye
disease, including 24 patients
with retinopathy. They found SDF-
1 in each of the patients, with the
highest amounts detected in
patients with the worst cases. No
traces of SDF-1 were found in the
vitreous samples of eight non-dia-
betic patients who were treated
for other ailments. ,
With the hypothesis that SDF-1
is at the heart of the problem, sci-
entists tested to see whether the
addition of the protein would call
stem cells and spur extraordinary
blood vessel growth in the eye-


balls of 10 laboratory mice. They
succeeded, creating mice with
retinopathy-like conditions.
Then, as a treatment, scientists
injected an SDF-1 antibody direct-
ly into the afflicted eyes. The anti-
body which is simply another
protein that binds to the SDF-1 -
disabled SDF-1's ability to sum-
mon stem cells, effectively halting
the growth of almost all new
blood vessels, said Jason M. But-
ler, a graduate student in the Inter-
disciplinary Program in Biomed-
ical Sciences and a member of the
research team.
Scientists next want to test the
technique in monkeys and if it
continues to be successful, to test
the therapy in human clinical tri-
als, said Scott, the senior author of
the paper. The National Institutes
of Health funded the research in
mice. The study in primates will
involve support from RegenMed,
an Alachua, Fla.-based company
founded by Scott and other UF
researchers to bring biomedical
therapies to the marketplace.
"The scientific community and
pharmaceutical companies have
a long track record of being able
to develop antibody-based thera-
py in things like snake anti-ven-
oms'," Scott said. "This isn't a new
and unproven technology. This is
something, that can be rapidly
adapted and brought to market."
Scientists said they still need to
find a way to anchor the antibody
to a molecule large enough so it
can do its.SDF-1-blocking work in
the vitreous but will be unable to


penetrate the retina. They envi-
sion a therapy that will involve
routine injections of the sub-
stance into a patient's eye.
"It could potentially be a treat-
ment option," said Dr. Maria
Grant, a professor of pharmacolo-
gy and therapeutics in UF's Col-
lege of Medicine who participated
in the research. "Current therapy
for severe diabetic retinopathy is
use of lasers that destroy parts of
retina that are not needed for pre-
cise vision in order to improve
oxygen delivery to the parts of the
retina that are needed for detailed
vision. Intraocular delivery of
agents that block SDF-1 represent
an excellent and less destructive
alternative."
The research sheds light on
the mechanisms of diabetic
retinopathy and the various func-
tions of SDF-1, said Nadir
Sheibani, an assistant professor of
ophthalmology and visual science
at the University of Wisconsin-
Madison Medical School.
'"Many factors are at work dur-
ing retinopathy and it's important
to understand each of them," Mr.
Sheibani said. "It's interesting that
the researchers show how SDF-1
changes the levels of a protein
called occludin, which affects
junctions between cells that line
the blood vessels. It helps explain
why the blood vessels become
leaky and edema develops during
diabetic retinopathy."


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Community honors Martin Luther King Jr.


A community wide celebration
took place Jan. 17 to honor Martin
Luther King Junior's birthday.
The celebration was Monday at
the Harlem Pavilion for the Drum
Major for Justice. The program
was engineered and presided over
by Commissioner Janet Taylor
and Florida Thomas. Rev. Russell
blessed the, program from the
beginning. The Harlem Commu-
nity Choir under the leadership of
Mrs. Charley Mae Johnson ren-
dered renditions only befitting to


the honor of Dr. King.
It was a battle of the ministers
between Rev. Gary McNealy of
Friendship Baptist Church, Rev.
Conrad Jenkins of New Bethel
AME Church and Rev. Jack Wash-
ington of New Bethel AME Church
of South Bay. Each minister gave
homage to Dr. King in their own
way and challenged the excited
crowd to Keep the Dream Alive.
Stevie Wonder's rendition of
Happy Birthday to Dr. King was
performed in poem by Brendia


Johnson and Taheerah Hawkins.
What Did Martin Luther King
Stand For was recited by Jayla
Lawson to remind us of the things
that was dear to his heart. New
Bethel AME Youth Mimic Ministry
under the direction of Ms. Shanet-
ta. Ligon and Ms. Kim Scruggs
entertained the crowd to the
music of Second Chance.
Excerpts of the 1968 "I have a
dream" speech was played for the
audience. A special thanks to, Mr.
Clifton "Flip" Dykes, The Harlem


Senior Club, The Golden Age Soci-
ety and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
for the sponsorship of the refresh-
ment.
Dr. King is known throughout
the world for being a leader of the
Civil Rights movement during one
of the most crucial times in histo-
ry. Through times of angst and
nationwide tension, Dr. King
sought peace through unity and
brought an understanding to the
world that every man was created
equal in the eyes of God.


Fujifilm pro anglers to help educate school children
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select members of Fujifilm's pro' winning team of anglers," said The 2005 Fujifilm pro-angler ca's largest and most respected
fishing team will i-it Central Ele- Cindy Bogan, national account team comprises Randy Blaukat of companies support FLW Out-
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grade students. guidance, we feel strongly that of Forest Lake, Minn.; Brent Brady sor of the FLW Tour in 1997 and
The anglers will talk about the our team will educate kids about of Hixson, Tenn.; Joel Richardson today is the title sponsor of all
family-friendly sport of fishing and the fun of fishing and the impor- of Kernersville, N.C.; Sean Stickler FLW Outdoors events. For more
the importance of conservation, tance of conservation, while of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Shawn information on Wal-Mart, visit
The team will be in Clewiston for inspiring the next generation of Strader of Rockwood, Tenn.; Wes- Wal-Mart.com.
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Lake Okeechobee that is current- Fujifilm will offer another Sam Swett of Covington, La.; and Fujifilm products, call (800) 800-
lyunderway. opportunity for children of all Wes Thomas of Hanover, Ind. FUJI or visit the Fujifilm U.S.A.
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dren to gain an appreciation of during the Wal-Mart FLW Tour's Film U.S.A. Inc. is the United
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Jail/ICE facility moves forward


By Tracy Whirls

In less than a month in office,
Glades County Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon said contrary to what
some have been saying, the
county jail/Immigration and Cus-
toms Enforcement (ICE) facility,
commonly referred to as the INS
project, is moving along nicely.
The Sheriff, who has been
attending meetings of the Glades
Correctional Development Cor-


portion weekly, said consulting
administrator for the project,
Denise White, the former war-
den of the Dade County Correc-
tional Facility at Krome, is work-
ing on all the numbers to put the
facility together and will be
assisting the GCDC board in
negotiating per diem .rates to be
paid by ICE.
Permit applications for con-
struction of the facility have been
submitted to South Florida


Water Management and the
Department of Environmental
Protection and at their Jan. 11
meeting, the board agreed to
hire a part time staff assistant to
handle clerical duties for the
project as it ramps up. The Sher-
iff's Office will provide office
space, computer and phone
service for the position.
Engineer Tommy Perry of
Johnson and Prewitt Engineer-
ing is expected to provide final


cost projections for hooking up
to the city's water and the
city/county wastewater treat-
ment facility at the board's next
meeting.
The Sheriff said he and GCDC
board members will be meeting
with the ICE director in Miami
this month to "firm things up."
"Before you know it, people
are going to be saying this thing
is really happening," Sheriff
Whiddon said.


Glades County Historical Society meets


The Glades County Historical
Society met last Thursday evening
for their regular meeting in the
historic Peiter Westergaard House
on Ave. L in Moore Haven.
Members were happy to hear
that a third grant application for
$50,000 has been submitted to
the Florida Department of State
and the Department of Historical
Resources in Tallahassee, which
will help with the restoration proj-
ect. This amount is the most than
can be requested for a restoration
project.
Two grants in the past were
awarded, which totaled approxi-
mately $53,000. The grant review
committee will meet sometime in
February or March in Tallahassee.
The. house, constructed in 1918
by Peiter Westergaard, Glades
County's first pharmacist, will be
used as an office for the historical


society, a museum and a meeting
place for groups such as the
Glades County Woman's Club, or
other non-profit organizations.
To date, the house has been
leveled and reinforced with new
pilings, one large beam replaced,
had several window frames
installed and cedar shakes added
as siding. Local electrician, Den-
nis Griffin, rewired the house, car-
pentry and siding installation
were provided by Stewart Con-
struction and Restoration of
Sebring, new window frames and
walls by Lucky Construction Co.
of LaBelle, and "shoring up" by
DogHouse Construction of
Clewiston.
Volunteers have helped
remove old walls and construc-
tion waste,. and helped with
fundraisers, donations and
recruiting new members.


If the current grant application
is awarded, plumbing will be
completed along with the fix-
tures, carpentry work on termite
damaged wood will be accom-
plished, a large attic ventilation
and cooling fan will be replaced,
woodwork will be painted and
the house tented for termites.
Guttering is needed also and
can be added for approximately
$5 per foot. Being eternal opti-
mists, our fourth grant period will
cover the kitchen cabinets, coun-
ters and appliances.
Both the City of Moore Haven
and Glades County have assisted
with lawn and trash removal.
Much work remains, however,
and next Saturday, Jan. 22, at 9
a.m., members will behave in
-true military fashion and sand
anything that doesn't move.
These gutsy volunteers are


reminded to bring medium and
fine sandpaper, rubber work
gloves and a mask if any of these
folks are allergic to dust. Drinks
and snacks will be provided.
Plans were made for the sec-
ond annual Glades County Histor-
ical Society barbecue to be held
this spring on the front lawn of the
house. Last year's barbecue was
a huge success, reported Al
Schauseill, club treasurer. Mem-
bers and friends contributed
country ribs, chicken and home-
made side dishes and desserts.
If you are interested in helping
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improve property values and
build a great place for tourists and
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our group. Dues are $15 per year
and all donations are kindly
received.


School Readiness Coalitions merge to serve children


The Agency for Workforce
Innovation, Florida Partnership
for School Readiness, is pleased
to announce the merger of three
school readiness coalitions in
southwest' Florida to form the
Early Learning Coalition of Collier,
Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties.
This merger exemplifies the
cooperative efforts made by the
statewide school readiness coali-
tions to initiate mergers in order
to comply with the requests from
Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida
Legislature to reduce the number
of school readiness coalitions
from 50 to 30.
The merger of these coalitions
will offer benefits to young chil-
dren in four counties by providing
full-day/year-round early educa-
tion and care, parenting supports,
appropriate screenings, ongoing
assessments of children, and
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estimated 10,000 children will
receive services from the coalition
through school readiness or vol-
untary universal pre-kindergarten
programs.
Barbara Saunders, executive
director, said the merger is a very
positive outcome of many years
of collaboration and cooperative
work between the counties.
"We are incredibly fortunate to
have the combined talent, experi-
ence, and passion of many dedi-
cated individuals," Saunders said.
In addition to sharing com-
mon geographic boundaries,'
these coalitions also share a net-
work of professional partnerships
- such as the Workforce Devel-
opment Board, Florida Gulf Coast
University, Edison College, and
District 8 Department of Children
and Families as \\ell as a com-


mon fiscal agent, Workforce
Development Board, and a com-
mon school readiness provider,
Child Care of SW Florida, Inc.
Commonalities are also strong
ties with many public and private
agencies including Redlands
Christian Migrant Association and
the school district's early interven-
tion programs. The coalitions also
share a common mission to
assure that all children who enter
school are ready to learn and to
support children already in school
for continued success.
The three coalitions have
worked together this past year on
several projects. In March 2004,
under a $35,000 Coalitions Com-
ing Together grant, two regional
initiatives were produced: The
Gulf Coast Early Learning Coun-
cil, a strategic planning event for
earl\ childhood education profes-.


sionals in the region, and the Gulf
Coast Business Roundtable, for
Business Partners in the multi-
county region in early education
advocacy efforts.

Board members for the new
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board meetings will be held at the
Three Oaks Conference Center in
Estero, a central point for the
counties involved. Three Oaks
Conference Center is affiliated
with Goodwill Industries. As a
result; proceeds from these meet-
ings will also benefit Goodwill
Industries of Southwest Florida.
The first board meeting is sched-
uled for Jan. 20. To learn more
about the Florida Partnership for
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Audobon moves to restrict growth in EAA


City leaders to meet with sugar industry reps Feb. 10


Editor's note: For more on the
Audubon story, see related opin-
ion pieces on B-1.
By Tracy Whirls
and Jose Zaragoza
City and county officials, busi-
ness leaders and citizens are
preparing to mobilize in an effort
to combat a plan advanced by
the Florida Audubon Society,
and other environmental
groups, which would restrict
development of cities, including
Clewiston, Belle Glade, Pahokee
and South Bay to their existing
footprints and convert 700,000-
plus acres of land in the Ever-
glades Agricultural Area in east-
ern Hendry County and western
Palm Beach County to water
conservation and habitat preser-
vation uses.
In their plan, available at the
Florida Audubon Web site at
www.audubonofflorida.org, the
group calls for limiting growth
within existing population cen-
ters ( i.e. Belle Glade, Clewis-
ton, Pahokee, and South Bay) in
the EAA.
"Infill and redevelopment in
the EAA should be directed to
existing incorporated areas,
such as Belle Glade, Clewiston,
South Bay and Pahokee, based
around existing town structures
(e.g. city hall, chambers of com-
merce, schools and banks) New
development districts should be
prohibited until their compatibil-
ity with ecosystem restoration is
demonstrated," the plan. reads.
The issue arose at a Jan. 10
meeting, of the tri-cities, during
which Belle Glade Commission-
er Mary Kendall, cited a letter
she received the week before
fr6m U.S. Sugar Senior Vice
President for Public Affairs
Robert Coker, in which Mr.
Coker said "sustainable" com-
munities, as narrowly envi-
sioned by the Audubon, would


destroy the current "economic
base of the towns in the EAA and
severely limit any future eco-
nomic activity and impair any
revitalization efforts."
After initially becoming
aware of the problem, Ms.
Kendall said she contacted Eric
Draper of Audubon of Florida.
"I said to him, 'We can't say
there will be no growth in the
Glades,'" she said. From the
talks, Ms. Kendall said Mr. Drap-
er thought there was a general
"misconception as to what the
Audubon wants to do."
Following that discussion, Ms.
Kendall felt that, "Perhaps we're
not in as much of a crisis... as I
thought we were."
Others at the meeting, how-
ever, disagreed, noting the
Audubon Society's "Sustainabili-
ty Plan", which has already been
submitted to the Governor's
Office and the Palm Beach
County Board of County Com-
missioners, calls on EAA-area
officials to prohibit development
in the EAA beyond their city lim-
its until it can be demonstrated
that the development won't
adversely affect the environ-
ment, and calls for the state
Department of Community
Affairs to monitor future plan-
ning of any development in the
area.
"The Glades area has been
restricted for growth," Belle
Glade City Manager Houston
Tate told the 12 city commission-
ers present who represent the
cities of Belle Glade, Pahokee
and South Bay.
Pahokee Mayor J.P. Sasser
agreed.
"Everybody's talking, but
nobody's talking to us," said Mr.
Sasser, who expressed frustra-
tion at what he described, as the
three agencies' attempts at dic-
tating the future of the lake
cities.
"To plan our future for us -


Courtesy photo
Checking for bugs
Harvey Paulk and Neil Dukes inspect leaves in a tobacco
field near Gainesville in this 1961 photograph. This plot
fertilized with 80 pounds of nitrogen per acre, and plants
were treated with MH 30 for anti-sucker control, according
to the notes with the photo.


that's just a slap in the face," he
said.
The three cities agreed that
any move meant to stifle the
development of the area was an
unwelcome one. Commission-
ers present pledged to work at
fighting the issue, even if that
means joining in visiting state
officials in Tallahassee.
"It's going to take the city
managers and the mayors [lob-
bying in Tallahassee]," said Mr.
Tate. "That's what it's going to
take."
As a whole, the commission-
ers also agreed to meet with U.S.
Sugar and other concerned agri-
cultural entities. They set a tenta-
tive date to meet with the sugar
executives early next month,
Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. in Belle Glade.
Local representatives said they
would then hope to meet with
Audubon of Florida, the Florida
Wildlife Federation and 1,000
Friends of Florida.
"Any attempts to circumvent
the tri-cities, we will not toler-
ate," said Mr. Sasser before the
close of the meeting. "We need
to be very nice and sit down with
everybody and have a nice con-
versation," he said.
Contacted following the
meeting, Mr. Coker said that
Audubon's definition of sustain-
ability plan is based on two bad
assumptions: That the sugar
industry is going out of business
and that there is some other agri-
cultural enterprise waiting in the
wings that will be better for the
environment and the economy.
"Sugar cane remains the
most compatible land use for
our muck soils and the industry
has committed hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars to improve the
long-term efficiency and sustain-
ability of our operations," Mr.
Coker said. "Extensive tests
show that the phosphorous dis-
charge from sugar cane is far
less than other crops or live-


stock. If sugar cane cannot meet
environmental requirements no
other agriculture can either."
Mr. Coker also pointed out
that the state and federal govern-
ments, local interests and the
environmentalists have spent the
last 10 years -developing and
approving the $8 billion compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Plan (CERP) to provide water
storage, water treatment and
habitat protection needed for the
environment of South Florida.
However, he pointed out,
under the Audubon's proposed
plan, the group proposes using
additional 835,700 acre-feet of
land, beyond the 632,900 acre-
feet existing or planned for water
storage, water retention, water
treatment and habitat under
CERP.
In their plan, the Audobon
Society asserts:
"Water supply for the Ever-
glades and growing urban popu-
lation throughout South Florida
depends on a restored Ever-
glades, including significant addi-
tional water storage. Based on
the fact that substantial amounts
of water are being lost to tide
each year, with no concomitant
benefit, the Everglades Restora-
tion Plan water storage proposal
should be expanded to maximize
benefits from holding water in
the system.
In the wettest years, Lake
Okeechobee receives more than
4,700,000 acre-feet of water.
About 2,384,000 acre-feet of this
water are expected to evaporate.
CERP surface storage may store
an additional 500,000 acre-feet
and water supply will need about
another 500,000-acre feet.
Enough water to raise Lake Okee-
chobee almost three feet, 1.3 mil-
lion acre-feet of excess water are
discharged to prevent the lake
from overfilling, usually via harm-
ful discharges to the Caloosa-
hatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries."


Courtesy photo
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young girl standing in front of a crop of napier grass in Okee-
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The group also calls for the
restoration of a variety of habitats
throughout the EAA to help cre-
ate a landscape capable of sup-
porting local species as well as
wide-ranging and migratory
species that use the region. And
while they say that restoring these
habitats will increase public
recreational opportunities, they
go on to say, in their own plan,
that restoration lands should be


managed "for their primary func-
tion, such as water storage, reten-
tion, treatment or habitat. Sec-
ondary functions, while
important, should not interfere
with primary function manage-
ment."
"I think we can all agree that
Audubon and Friends are not the
proper authorities to decide the
future of our Glades communi-
ties," Mr. Coker said.


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deputy assigned to Buckhead
Ridge, one "toward" Muse and
two in town, working 12-hour
shifts from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
"There'll be three deputies and
a sergeant out on the road at all
times, with an extra deputy to fill
in from time to time when others
are on vacation," Sheriff Whiddon
said.
The new sheriff points with
pride to the fact that his adminis-
tration is built on deputies who
live in Glades County and have
worked in Glades County in the
past. Besides himself, he appoint-
ed .former GCSO officer Duane
Pottorff, of Lakeport, chief deputy,
luring him to return from the
Seminole Police Department. The
Criminal Investigations Division
(CID) is headed by Captain Daryl
Lewis, who came from the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
and lives in Buckhead Ridge.
Road Patrol is headed by Captain
Paul lezzi, formerly with the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office,
and well known in Muse where
he and wife Vicki are volunteers
with the Muse Volunteer Fire
Department.
Three officers, in addition to
Captain Lewis, have been
assigned to CID, and those offi-
cers will specialize in
computer/radio/white collar
crime, drug interdictions and evi-
dence collection and mainte-
nance, in addition to handling
cases.
"It's going to be a working
staff. The lieutenant will be out on
the road and when we get real
busy, like during Chalo Nitka, CID


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for the operations of that depart-
ment and appeared before the
commission to present a monthly
department report, and answer
commissioners' questions, as
EMS Director Bob Jones and inter-
im Road Department Director
David Whidden do now.
Commissioner Ward asked
County Manager Jim Smith to give
Mr. Shatto "specific direction" to


Funding
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measure for the EMS department,
recommended by the EMS tax
committee and also intended to
increase revenue to the service,


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Mr. Steelman said, adding that the
event would not be possible if it
weren't for the tremendous vol-
unteer effort involved.


In what could be described as his first official act, newly
installed Sheriff Stuart Whiddon held the Bible for wife Holly
Whiddon as she was re-installed as Glades County's Super-
visor of Elections. by Judge Hugh D. Hayes during a public
installation ceremony Jan. 4.


will pitch in," the Sheriff said,
adding that he, himself, expects to
be in uniform, on the road 2-3
times a week.
"After 26 years as a law
enforcement officer, getting out
and working is not a problem,"
Sheriff Whiddon said. "I want to
ride with some of the deputies
and see what's going on. It's a
small department, everybody has
to work together."
The new sheriff said while traf-
fic enforcement won't be his
administration's top priority, as a
former Florida Highway Patrol
trooper, later Homicide Investiga-
tor, he is concerned about speed-
ing, drunk driving and other traffic
safety issues, and for that reason
his contacts within FHP will be
invaluable.
"Last night during the swear-
ing in, I asked the troop com-


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consider special situations and
confer with newly elected Com-
mission Chairman Butch Jones
when a special meeting might
need to be called.
In a related matter, County
Attorney Richard Pringle reported
the Department of Community
Affairs has acknowledged receipt
of the County's submission for
the comp plan amendment
regarding the rural village overlay
concept as requested by Lykes.
In other business, Mr. Smith
reported that a special meeting
will be held today, Thursday, Jan.


had Jan. 10 mailed the first billing
from the service since taking over
the service in October, citing
problems with set-up, -addressing
and privacy notices.
In other business, interim
Road Department Director David
Whidden asked the board to pri-


.FWC officers, who volun-
teered their time for Saturday's
event, provide the educational
aspect, while Wild Turkey Feder-
ation members and others share
their experience and knowledge
of the sport. Area businesses
donated items ranging from tack-


mander to bring their traffic sur-
veillance airplane down to Glades
County," the sheriff said. "I'm not
trying to scare the people of
Glades County--. I'm not going to
sick FHP on them, but if some-
body drives by at 100 miles per
hour, we're going to stop them, or
if somebody drives by drinking a
beer, we're going to stop them.
Our deputies are busy answering
calls, they're not traffic-cops. Our
main purpose is to serve and pro-
tect," the sheriff said.
The sheriff said by coordinat-
ing aerial surveillance with a
patrol unit, "you can write a lot of
tickets on U.S. 27 quickly," the
sheriff said, adding that increased
traffic citations should reduce
speeding and may lead to other
things, like drug interdictions.
Similarly,, the sheriff said, he
will be working in conjunction


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elders in need of help due to the
hurricanes of this past summer
can still call the agency at its office
locations in LaBelle (q75-1446),
Clewiston (983-7088) and Moore
Haven (946-1821). In partnership
with United Way and Senior Solu-
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a.m., at VFW Post 9528, in Buck-


20 at 9 a.m. to discuss the state's
intent to deny payment in lieu of
taxes, worth $279,000 for the GEO
Group-owned prison, Moore
Haven Correctional Institute, just
prior to the Legislative Delegation
meeting scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
chaired by State Senator Dave
Aronberg and Representative
Denise Grimsley.
In other business, Mr. Smith
said he has scheduled a meeting
with County Judge Jack Lundy,
Clerk of Court Joe Flint, and Com-
mission Chairman Jones for con-
sideration of using the Special


oritize construction of the turning
lane at Pollywog Crossover and
CR 731, citing safety issues for
school buses entering West
Glades Elementary School in
Muse. The Board agreed,
acknowledging that a proposed
turning lane at Pollywog


with other departments in addi-
tion to his own CID to conduct
drug sweeps, "and I won't wait
four years from now to do it. That
seems to be the normal thing, just
before an election."
Well known for his participa-
tion in organizations like Glades
Youth Livestock, the Glades Coun-
ty Chapter of the National Wild
Turkey Federation, "I'm really
involved in the community, any-
way, with different organizations
and I'm not going to quit."
The sheriff said he hopes his
community involvement will help
inspire others to become involved
in volunteer efforts with his
department.
"I really want to get the COP
program going again, and we've
already received a lot of calls from
officers interested in joining the
auxiliary to keep their certifica-
tion," Sheriff Whiddon said.
The sheriff said existing pro-
grams, like Lake Search and Res-
cue, will continue to be staffed by
volunteers and other existing pro-
grams, like the FCAT car program,
after-school programs at Wash-
ington Park and scholarships will
continue to be funded as long as
there is money in the law enforce-
ment trust fund to finance them.
Sheriff Whiddon said the trust
funds, which can only be used for
drug prevention or intervention
programs and can't be used to
buy anything budgeted, such as
salaries or cars, are down a little
currently, but more forfeitures are
pending.
In addition to rebuilding and
rejuvenating existing programs,
the new sheriff hopes to initiate
new programs as well.
"I've been in touch with Okee-
chobee, I'm very interested in


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for sale at Glades
The Glades County Public
Library still has a few Highway-
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painted by noted Highwaymen
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Emergency services
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Buckhead Ridge-Glades
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office at the Buckhead Ridge Fire
Department on Wednesdays from
9 a.m. to noon to distribute Hurri-
cane Recovery Information. The
satellite office hours will continue
until further notice.


Master method rather than Code
Enforcement Board for process-
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In a related matter, County
Attorney Pringle said the Animal
Rescue Services lawsuit, concern-
ing a property in Muse where an
unauthorized "no kill" shelter had
been operated at a residence,
could be concluded as he had
personally inspected the premises
and all animals are removed as
required for release of the Coun-
ty's cpde enforcement lien.


Crossover and SR 29 is not as criti-
cal since school buses no, longer
use that entrance to the school.
The turning lane, which has
been on the county's road list
since 2002, will be funded by the
county. Engineering is expected
to cost $19,000.


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each chial event underscores them off," Mr. Steelman said,
the potential of eco-tourism and adding that more than 300 were
related activities in the area, the expected to attend. "We're bring-
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soon as we get our feet on the
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Sustainabilty
Editor's note: After the separates Florida Bay and the
Audubon Society's "Sustainability remaining Everglades from Lake
plan for the Everglades Agricultur- Okeechobee. This large region for-
alArea made the news at a recent merly experienced water depths
Tri-Cities meeting in Belle Glade, ranging from one to five feet but is
we visited their Web site and now pumped dry. Lake Okee-
pulled the plan down. It is reprint- chobee holds unnaturally high
ed below. The adjacent story is amounts of water during the wet
U.S. Sugar's response to the plan. season, and is often drained unnat-
urally fast and low in the dry sea-
A sustainable Everglades Agri- son.
cultural Area (EAA) includes the The future of the EAA is both a
following components: significant opportunity and a grave
I. Everglades Restoration (water threat to the success of restoration
storage, water treatment, habitat, and the sustainability of South
and water retention), II. Sustain- Florida. Although Everglades
able Agriculture, and III. Sustain- restoration plans assume the con-
able Communities. tinuation of agriculture in the EAA,
Introduction: The Everglades the future of the current dominant
Agricultural Area (EAA) encom- crop is uncertain. Pressures are
passes roughly 700,000 acres of increasing for conversion of EAA
former Everglades habitat, and lands to mining, residential, and


plan for the EA


commercial development uses.
Development within the EAA
and associated flood control,
urban pollution, and other infra-
structure could exacerbate the
problems the EAA presently cre-
ates, further disrupt Everglades
restoration, and threaten future
water supply for natural and
human systems.
Conversely, if planned properly,
land use changes present opportu-
nities to reverse many of the dis-
ruptive effects on the Everglades,
Lake Okeechobee, and on lands in
the EAA. A thoughtful approach to
the future of the EAA is urgently
needed.
Steps toward a sustainable
EAA:
Water storage, water treatment,
habitat restoration, and water


retention are all essential ecologi-
cal functions that should be recre-
ated in the EAA to provide impor-
tant benefits for South Florida.
Sustainable agriculture and
food production that protects soils
and meets water quality standards
should continue to be a purpose of
the EAA.
Compact urban growth pat-
terns within existing population
centers (example: Belle Glade,
Clewiston, Pahokee, and South
Bay) will keep the remaining land
in the EAA available for agriculture
and land uses that facilitate Ever-
glades restoration.
Audubon of Florida, Florida
Wildlife Federation, and 1,000
Friends of Florida call on:
1. Local governments to com-
mit to no changes in density or


A a good
intensity of land uses in the EAA agriculture
until a comprehensive sustainabili- 5. The
ty plan is adopted. Commun
2. The South Florida Water Man- open and
agement District and the U.S. Army effort for
Corps of Engineers to develop an land use i
aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) land use
contingency plan for water storage, 6. The
to investigate capacity for addition- Service a
al storage alternatives to ASR, and Wildlife C
to make these proven storage tech- to engage
nologies the first priority for imple- a wildli
mentation. restoration
3. The District to design and Prepar
implement new treatment and day's Ever
best management practices 2004. For
(BMPs) to improve water quality contact (
for the region.
4. The Florida Department of nicki@au
Agriculture and Consumer Ser- www.auc
vices and the U.S. Department of www.flav
Agriculture to develop a long-term www,100


idea

e sustainability plan.
e Florida Department of
ity Affairs to initiate an
inclusive public planning
restoration and future
in the EAA.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife
nd the Florida Fish and
conservation Commission
stakeholders in creating
fe management and
n plan.
ed by Audubon of Flori-

rglades Team, Nov. 16,
additional information,
305) 371-6399 or agrom-
udubon.org, or visit
lubonofflorida.org, or
vildlife.org, or
0friendsofflorida.org.


Analysis of Audubon proposal for the EAA off base


Editor's note: The following is
a response from U.S. Sugar to the
Audubon's Sustainability Plan.

Audubon's "Sustainability Plan
for the Everglades Agricultural
Area" (EAA) is just the latest varia-
tion on the timeworn theme of
eliminating agriculture and pre-
venting development in the EAA.
Throughout the last 20 years,
similar plans have been suggest-
ed and rejected. This proposed
"plan," like its predecessors, lacks
technical assessment and any sci-
entific foundation. It assumes that
water quality, environmental
water supply' and habitat benefits
will be provided, but provides no
explanation as to how this will
come about. It disregards years of
research and consensus building,
which has produced both the
State's Everglades Construction
Project (ECP) and the Federal
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan (CERP).
The proposal completely
ignores the success to date in
restoring the Everglades -
despite the environmental com-
munity's attempts to thwart these
accomplishments with incessant
litigation.
Finally, Audubon's proposed
plan would ultimately have a neg-
ative impact on the environment
as well as the rural communities
of the EAA.
The proposed plan endorses
three strategies for the future of
the EAA:
1) Everglades Restoration, 2)
Sustainable -Agficultuire, andri3)
Sustainable Communities.
In all three instances, the plan
fails to demonstrate how this
"new" course of action will
.improve on existing State and
Federal Programs many of
which are already underway and
proving successful.
Water storage and
retention for EAA
Audubon prematurely con-
cludes that Aquifer Storage and
Recovery (ASR) systems currently
being examined for possible


water storage around Lake Okee-
chobee will not work. They have
proposed that more than 100,000
acres of additional land be set
aside for water storage and water
retention in the EAAM
Audubon's proposal suggests
that the additional acreage is nec-
essary for water supply and the
retention of excess water to pre-
vent releases into estuaries .and
the Everglades.
Almost 10 years ago, environ-
mentalists promoted the concept
of a 138,000-acre storage area and
flow-way from Lake Okeechobee
through the EAA. However, the
State and Federal government has
spent the last 10 years developing
and approving the Comprehen-
sive Everglades Restoration Plan
(CERP) that analyzed, and reject-
ed for environmental and water
supply reasons, the concept of a
130,000-acre reservoir in the EAA.
Their research and hydrologi-
cal modeling indicated that the
creation of a huge reservoir, and
attempts to store large quantities
of water in the EAA, rather than
allowing it to pass through farm-
land as it currently does, could
result in dramatic increases in
both the frequency and severity of
water shortages for urban South
Florida, and have a catastrophic
impact on the environment and
the Everglades. -
As a result of this research, the
Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)
concluded in 1996 that more than
60,000 acres of reservoirs would
cause adverse effects. As a result,
ihe CERP pln Incilude-s'plans for
approxirately 60,000 acres o- f
storage in the EAA. Additional
research has indicated that with
the creation of a large reservoir
there would be a 31 percent
increase in the amount of water
lost to evaporation.
Massive reservoirs are also
subject to seepage issues, thus
making the "water pie" smaller -
not larger, which is the opposite
of what CERP wants to do.
Audubon's plan goes even further
in the wrong direction. Reservoirs
only make sense when they can
be filled with excess water that


must be stored efficiently or is
otherwise lost.
This is not the case with the
Everglades. EAA runoff is not lost,
but is a critical component of the
Everglades water budget. Replac-
ing farmland with a reservoir
would not.only reduce the flow to
the Everglades but would lead to
much higher water loss to evapo-
ration.
When the CERP was approved
in 2000, a full range of reservoir
sizes for retention of storm water
from the EAA had been evaluated.
Today there are 43,000 acres of
constructed wetlands. In 2004,
the state of Florida approved fast-
tracking the expansion of these
wetlands by as much as 19,000
acres under the Acceler8 Pro-
gram. Additionally, the Talisman
track still contains another 31,000
acres, which can be considered
for water storage in the future,
when the private leases expire.
The Audubon plan adds noth-
ing useful to this effort and it will
most likely work against it by dis-
tracting the agencies from the
path they are on.
With regard to public policy
and fiscal responsibility,
Audubon's proposal suggests
water storage a public activity -
to be conducted on thousands of
acres of privately owned land
when the research and technical
analysis 'shows that .this will
adversely affect the water supply
and the Everglades. Also, they fail
to say how much it would cost
taxpayers who would have to buy
the larid..
EAA Water quality,
more) improvements
The proposal recommends
expanded storm water treatment
areas despite adequate treatment
systems already in place and
makes no attempt to recognize
the success of EAA farmers -
who have been very successful in
improving water quality in the
EAA. To date, sugar farmers have
reduced the phosphorus in the
water leaving their farms by 64
percent and have averaged more


than 50 percent reductions over
the past three years. For nine
years, farmers in the Everglades
Agricultural Area (EAA) have
exceeded the 25-percent reduc-
tion required by the 1994 Ever-
glades Forever Act,
In 2004, farmers' best manage-
ment practices (BMPs) dramati-
cally reduced phosphorus levels
to 69 parts per billion (ppb). For
comparison, farm water histori-
cally averaged 173 ppb and the
water flowing south from Lake
Okeechobee continues to aver-
age over 150 ppb. --
Urban areas including those
north of Lake Okeechobee and
those on the east and west coasts
are only just beginning to clean
their own water.
In addition to the farmers' suc-
cess in reducing nutrients in farm
water, the South Florida Water
Management District operates five
Storm Water Treatment Areas
(STAs) that further clean farm,
lake and urban water before it
reaches the Everglades.
With the success of the on-
farm efforts and with 41,000 acres
of filter marshes built over the last
few years to remove phosphorus
from water flowing south, Ever-
glades restoration is ahead of
schedule, under budget and
exceeding expectations. Today,
water in Everglades National Park
is at the target 10 ppb.

Habitat
The Audubon proposal asks
that more'land be acquired for
habitat despite the existence of
over one million acres that sup-
ports wildlife in the Everglades
Protection Areas surrounding the
EAA. Additionally, Stormwater
Treatment Areas, the Holeyland
and Rotenberger Wildlife Man-
agement Areas provide close to
100,000 acres of wildlife habitat
within the EAA.
Farmlands that include
uplands, wetlands, ponds and
lake areas are already excellent
wildlife habitat home to more
than 150 different animal species.
Many acres of privately owned


and maintained farmland are left
unplanted and provide valuable
wildlife havens.
The lands in and around Lake
Okeechobee and the EAA are
home to bald eagles, ducks, deer,
raccoon, bobcat, black bear, wild
boar, river otters, and even the
elusive Florida panther has been
seen. Hundreds of varieties of
wading birds live on EAA lands
and waterways from roseate
spoonbills, wood storks and great
blue herons to giant egrets. Habi-
tat "benefits," as outlined in
"Audubon's proposal, are already
being realized in the EAA.
Sustainable
Agriculture
Audubon assumes that the
sugarcane industry is going out
of business and that there are
other crops that are waiting in
the wings that will be better for
the environment and the econo-
my. The truth is, as was empha-
sized in several places in the
CERP, sugarcane is by far the
most compatible land use for the
downstream watershed, espe-
cially on the muck soils of the
EAA.
The sugar industry is commit-
ted to the highest and best use of
its land in the EAA that is compat-
ible with the environment and
economic sustainability. The
industry is committing millions
of dollars to new infrastructure to
improve the efficiency and prof-
itability of the enterprise in
today's global 'economy. No
large-scale conversions away
from sugarcane are expected in
the future. The land use changes
being discussed affect less than
five percent of the EAA.
The Audubon proposal
assumes that farmers could be
economically viable with cattle-
and an array of other crops,
regardless of their marketability,
on less than half of the land farm-
ers now own in the EAA. The
plan also calls for government at
various levels to decide how
farmers would farm their own
lInd and whether they could use


the land for other purposes.
That land, tens of thousands
of acres, valued at billions of dol-
lars, presumably would be pur-
chased for some public purpose.
Again, the proposal provides no
indication of the source of that
money, what public purpose it
would provide, or who would
decide what land was pur-
chased.
Sustainable
Communities
This is probably the most
offensive and misguided compo-
nent of Audubon's proposal. The
-proposal asks that development
in the cities within the EAA be
stopped and that no economic
development activities, which
improve poorer communities, be
allowed.
This proposal would deci-
mate the current economic base
of the towns in the EAA and so
constrain any future activity as to
eliminate the prospect for the
recovery of the area in the future.
Under CERP these economic
issues have already been ana-
lyzed from an equity perspective.
CERP recognizes that a number
of restoration projects will occur
on EAA land. Current policies
and programs related to Ever-
glades restoration take into
account that the rural agricultur-
al economies in and around Lake
Okeechobee will be the most
affected. As such, CERP provides
for assessment, and offsetting
these expected impacts with
measures that not only minimize
detrimental effects but may also
add value to the local or regional
economy.
On the other hand,
Audubon's proposal does not
address the crucial equity issues
involved when they suggest that
any new development in the EAA
be prohibited. Additionally, the
proposal fails to assess how
future land use changes in the
EAA that comply with State and
Federal Regulatory requirements
will fail to be compatible with the
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Scholars attend University of Florida


GAINESVILLE The Universi-
ty of Florida (UF) has moved to
the top spot in public universities'
enrollment of both National Merit
Scholars and National Achieve-
ment Scholars, as announced by
the National Merit Corp.
Overall, UF ranks second
nationally in National Merit Schol-
ars and fourth nationally in
National Achievement Scholars
within its 2004-05 freshman class.
With 259 National Merit schol-
ars recruited, UF is behind only
Harvard University in recruiting
more National Merit scholars in
2004. In 2003, UF recruited 224
National Merit Scholars and
ranked fourth nationally; in 2002,
UF recruited 186 National Merit
scholars, placing it fifth among all
universities and second among
public universities. This year,
there are 8,258 National Merit
Scholars enrolled nationally at


375 institutions.
"UF's remarkable educational
and social opportunities attract
some of the nation's most talent-
ed undergraduates," said Joseph
Glover, interim provost and senior
vice president for academic
affairs. "UF's ranking as the
nation's top public university in
enrolling National Merit and
National Achievement Scholars is
due to the rich academic environ-
ment created by an outstanding
faculty, staff and student body."
Merit Scholars are selected
from more than 15,000 semifinal-
ists nationally by the National
Merit Scholarship Corp. The stu-
dents scored in the top one-half
percent of high school seniors in
their states on the Preliminary
SAT-National Merit Scholarship
Qualifying Test. The top 10 ranked
participating schools, followed by
the number of recruited merit


scholars, are:
1. Harvard University 312
2. University of Florida- 259
3. University of Texas 242
4. Yale University-224
5. Stanford University-217
6. University of Chicago- 198
7. Washington University at St. Louis
-197
8. Princeton University- 192
9. University of Southern California
-183
10. University of Oklahoma- 170
In National Achievement
Scholar recruiting, UF ranked
fourth this year out of 166 partici-
pating schools across the country
and first among the 76 public
institutions. UF recruited 40
National Achievement scholars,
ranking behind Harvard, Yale and
Stanford universities. Because of a
change in the methodology at the
National Merit Scholarship Corp.,
college-sponsored scholarships
are no longer counted in the total


number of National Achievement
Scholars.
The National Achievement
Scholars Program recognizes
minority students who place well
on the preliminary SAT. The top-
ranked participating schools, fol-
lowed by the number of recruited
Achievement scholars, are:
1. Harvard University-85
2. Yale University- 61
3. Stanford University- 57
4. University of Florida-40
5. Duke University-35
6. Howard University 29
7. Princeton University-27
7. Washington University at St. Louis
-27
8. Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology- 22
9. Columbia University- 19
10. University of, North Carolina at
Chapel Hill-18
10. University of Pennsylvania- 18


Distance learning available for teachers


GAINESVILLE High school
teachers and county extension
agents can now earn their master
of science degree via a new dis-
tance education program begin-
ning this month at the University of
Florida (UF).
"We knew there was a need for
this type of degree program," said
Brian Myers, an assistant professor
of agricultural education at UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences (UF/IFAS) and coordina-
tor of the online program. "Teach-
ers and extension agents need
graduate degrees for career
advancement, but many of them
live too far from a university to
attend regular classes. This dis-
tance learning program will allow
them to keep their jobs and stay
close to home."
Sharon Guest-Tagliavento, a
UF/IFAS Flagler County 4-H exten-.
sion agent participating in the pro-
gram, said it eliminates a two-hour
commute each way to the universi-


ty in Gainesville.
"It gives me time for my 4-H
work that would otherwise be,
spent driving and sitting in a class-
room until late in the evening," she
said.
Marie Fussell, a teacher at Bar,-
tow High School in Polk County,
likes the specific nature. of the
courses.
"It's all about something I can
use," she said.
When asked how they'll fit class
work into their already packed
schedules, Ms. Fussell and her
friend, Keitha Barnhorst, another
teacher from Polk County, looked
at each other and smiled. "Looks
like we will be busy every Saturday
from 8 a.m.'until noon," Ms. Barn-
horst said.
Faculty in the UF/IFAS College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences tai-
lored the distance program to meet
the needs of extension agents and
teachers in the public school sys-
tem, including courses for improv-


ing technical skills and classroom
teaching methods. In addition,
there are courses in program devel-
opment and adult education
designed for extension agents.
Distance education courses are
offered during three semesters per
year, and participants register for
two courses each semester.
"We 'split the classes each
semester, so our students take one
class at a time, eight weeks per
class," Mr. Myers said. "Because
teachers and extension agents are
so busy, they find it easier to con-
centrate on just one class at a
time."
Instead of completing a thesis,
each class member must submit a
final project at the end of the two-
and-one-half-year program, of
study.
Mr. Myers said the first class,
which begins in January 2005, has
19 participants, including four


extension agents and 15 high
school teachers. Future classes will
have a maximum of 20 partici-
pants.
"Members of each class will
move through the program togeth-
er, building a network of support
that will help them in their courses
and in their professional careers,"
he said.
Students are required to visit the
UF campus in Gainesville twice -
once for orientation before classes
begin and again at the end of the
degree program when they present
their final projects to their class-
mates and professors.
Mr. Myers hopes the distance
education program will grow to
serve teachers and agents in other
states.
"We have already had inquiries
about expanding the program in
other southeastern states. Our first
class has a student from Georgia,"
he said.


Edison college enrollment in
HendrN and Glades counties is up
17.2 percent over the same period
from last year, according to figures
released by the college Jan. 12.
"This is the continuation of a
trend that we have been experienc-
ing," said Sally Berg, director of
Hendry/Glades services. "The
community knows that growth is
coming to this area and more peo-
ple are taking advantage of oppor-
tunities that are available here."
The trend Berg is referring to is
the increased enrollment that the
LaBelle Center of Edison College
has become aware of for a couple
of years. Since January of 2003,
full-time student classroom setting
students have several other options
for learning, Berg said.


"One format that's gaining in
popularity is blended learning
courses," she said. "The student
has an opportunity for periodic
classroom interaction with an
instructor, but also has flexibility to
utilize the Internet, videos and
other nodes of instructional deliv-
ery to supplement classroom-
learning off-campus or even from
the comfort of home. It's gone over
well here in LaBelle."
Another factor that Berg hopes
will aid student success is a service
called Learning assistance. Berg
recently hired a full-time and part-
time staff member to help students
at the LaBelle Center with prepara-
tory classes in math, English and
reading so that they will succeed at
college-level course work. The lab


is open daily Monday through Sat-
urday, and four evenings per week.
"Our goal here is retention," she
said. "If we can allow students to
succeed from the beginning,
they're more likely to continue
their education."
The learning assistance lab,
which opened in the fall, seems to
be helping. Forty students took an
"exit" exam that tested whether
they were academically prepared
to move on to the next level, and all
40 passed.
"Although not always on the
first try," she quipped. "But having
extra resources to offer students
between classes really helps."
Ester Rodriguez, 37, is a pre-
nursing student who may change


to a major in education. She was
one of the many students who
took advantage of the ne\v learning
assistance lab.
"If it were not for these individu-
als here to assist me, it would have
been very difficult," said Ms.
Rodriguez. "The staff working in
the lab is very knowledgeable in
many different subject areas and
helped me excel. It is especially
good to be able to have some-
where to go to study. The times
available are great and being away
from family duties allows good
quality studying time."
For more information on Edi-
son College programs in Hendry
and Glades counties, please call
(863) 674-0408.


Crist announces settlements with two leasing companies
TALLAHASSEE Attorney Lease customers -have the eral's Office filed a complaint in Crist's office reserves the right
General Charlie Crist today option of choosing not to partic- October 2004 against numerous for six months, to inspect the
announced settlements with. ipate in the settlement in order leasing companies after receiv- leasing companies' records in
two leasing companies relating to pursue their own resolution ing more than 250 complaints order to monitor compliance.
to, business practices of the with either Wells Fargo or U.S. from Floridians asserting that Approximately' 700 small
bankrupt NorVergence Corpora- Bancorp. the leasing companies were Florida businesses agreed to
tion. "Hundreds of Florida small demanding unfair payments for contracts with NorVergence to
Wells Fargo Financial Leas- .business owners were victim- their contracts ,with NorVer- obtain the low-cost services and
ing, Inc., and Lyon Financial Ser- ized by NorVergence's bogus gence. The Attorney General's more than a dozen leasing com-
vices, Inc.,- doing business as promises and then suffered Office last month reached a set- panies purchased those con-
U.S. Bancorp Business Equip- again when leasing companies tlement with Patriot Leasing tracts from NorVergence begin-
ment Finance. Group, have tried to collect for services the Company, Inc., and litigation ning in 2003. NorVergence
agreed to terminate contracts customers were not receiving," continues with at least 10 other terminated service when it went
through which Florida con- said Mr. Crist. "We are pleased leasing companies. into bankruptcy and thus did not
sumers became trapped in cost- that these two companies have The separate settlement honor its agreement to provide
ly equipment and service leases recognized that the customers agreements require Wells Fargo the telecommunications servic-
orioinaliv offered bh NorVetr- should not be penalized any fur- and U.S. Bancorn to release cus- es to customers.


gence.-
Under the agreements, lease*
customers will be freed of all
financial obligations to Wells
Fargo and U.S. Bancorp beyond
Jan. 31 and will not be required
to pay any late fees or penalties
that have been added to their
accounts since July 15, 2004.


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ther for the dubious actions of
another."
The settlement agreements
conclude litigation regarding the
collection practices of Wells
Fargo and an investigation into
U.S. Bancorp stemming from
contracts for services from
NorVergence. The Attorney Gen-


tomers from leases for special
equipment that was supposed
to provide the customers with
low-cost telephone, mobile
phone and high-speed Internet
services. Wells Fargo and U.S.
Bancorp held contracts with
dozens of small Florida busi-
nesses. Under the agreements,


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Florida Realtors offer scholarship


Florida high school seniors: Are
you filling out college applications
and pouring over potential schol-
arship programs? Then make
plans to enter the Florida Associa-
tion of REALTORS(r)' (FAR) 2004-
2005 Scholarship/Essay Contest
for high school seniors, for a
chance to win up to $6,500 in
scholarship funding.
The scholarship program ben-
efits students from across the
state, with prize money going to
both the first and second place
essays in each of the association's


13 districts.
Students turning in the top dis-
trict-winning essays will each win
a $1,500 scholarship prize, while
the second place entries will each
receive a $500 scholarship award.
The 13 district-winning essays will
go on to compete to win three,
$5,000 FAR scholarships on the
statewide level, for a total of
$41,000 in scholarship awards.
Entering the contest is easy. Stu-
dents write a typed, double-spaced
essay 500 words or less on the
topic, "How Does a REALTOR(r)


Professional Benefit the Commu-
nity?".
In Palm Beach County, the
REALTORS(r) Association of the
Palm Beaches (RAPB) is proud to
support FAR's scholarship and is
excited to offer.this opportunity to
our local students. RAPB has
mailed packets containing the
materials and rules for entry to
every high school principal in-
Palm Beach County.
"We encourage students to
take advantage of this scholarship
opportunity and we hope to have a


winner from Palm Beach County,"
said John D. Pinson, RAPB's 2004-
2005 President.
Students can check with their
high school to obtain an applica-
tion kit, or go to the media section
of FAR's media center Web site
(http://media.living.net/scholar-
ship2005/index.html) to down-
load the application kit. All essays
must be submitted by Friday,
March 25, to the Florida Associa-
tion of REALTORS(r), 7025 Augus-
ta National Drive, PO Box 725025,
Orlando, FL 32872-5025.


$40 million available to consumers


TALLAHASSEE Florida
motorists may be eligible for
refunds of as much as $20,000
under a nationwide agreement to
benefit individuals who unknow-
ingly purchased damaged or
stolen cars from State Farm Mutu-
al Insurance Company, Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
today. The agreement is part of a
$40 million settlement reached by
Mr. Crist's office and the Attorneys
General of 48 other states and the
District of Columbia.
Florida was one of the lead
states in reaching the agreement,
which is designed to compensate
thousands of owners of cars,
SUVs and trucks across the coun-
try. Impacted motorists bought
vehicles from State Farm after the
company took title to them from
policyholders due to damage or.
un-recovered theft. The titles to
the affected vehicles did not prop-
erly indicate that they previously
had been damaged or stolen, Mr.
Crist said.
After research into vehicle
titles is complete, an estimated
30,000 to 40,000 consumers.
nationwide may be eligible for
payments ranging from about
$400 to as much as $20,000,
Most payments are expected
to range from $800 to $1,850,
depending primarily on the cur-
rent average value of the vehicle


and the number of consumers
who participate in the compensa-
tion program. The Attorney Gen-
eral's Office and State Farm will
continue to work closely with the
state's Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles to
determine the title status of vehi-
cles in Florida.
"Consumers have a right to
know whether a vehicle they pur-
chase has been damaged or oth-
erwise written off by an insurance
company," said Mr. Crist. "State
Farm is to be commended for
stepping forward to disclose the
problem and present a workable
solution. At the same time, Flori-
da consumers who made deci-
sions based on false information
deserve to be compensated and
this settlement will help make
things right."
Florida, along with 48 other
states require that vehicles be
titled as "salvage" or the equiva-
lent when they meet certain stan-
dards relating to degree, of dam-
age or un-recovered theft.
State Farm contacted states in
late 2003 indicating that it had
' documentation ofproper titles for
approximately 2.A million vehi-
cles that suffered total losses in
recent years, but that for a small
percentage of other vehicles it
had insufficient or no documenta-
tion to verify that a proper'title had,


been obtained.
Mr. Crist said the settlement is
"groundbreaking" in the way a
company contacted the Attorneys
General and sought to reach an
agreement that involves both
changing certain practices and
seeking the states' help in return-
ing money to consumers. In addi-
tion to providing the $40 million
for consumer compensation,
State Farm also will pay the cost of
the major project of identifying
the vehicles, identifying and con-
tacting current. owners, taking
claims and making compensation
payments.
In the settlement agreement,
State Farm also makes assurances
about how it conducts its busi-
ness now and in the future.
Consumers who complete a
claim form and are approved will
receive a compensation payment
from State Farm later this year or
early in 2006.
Under the agreement,. State
Farm will work with state motor
vehicle agencies to determine the
specific vehicles that require a
branded title Florida owners of
atfecled vehicles will receive a let-
ter'from.Crist's office with a claim
form to complete and return to an
independent company that will
administer the claims process.
Once all claims are in, the amount
each consumer will receive will


be finalized and checks mailed.
The final 'amounts received by
each consumer will depend on
the current value of the vehicle
and how many consumers elect
to participate in the payment pro-
gram. Payments will be made to
the owners df currently registered
vehicles and will be based on the
current average retail value of the
vehicle.
For example, owners of vehi-
cles worth between $1,000 and
$2,000 will receive $600; owners
of vehicles worth between $5,000
and $6,000 will receive $1,400,
and owners of vehicles worth
between $10,000 and $11,000 will
receive $3,000. The maximum
payment will be $20,000 for own-
ers of vehicles currently worth
more than $40,000.
Mr. Crist said it is expected that
current owners of eligible vehi-
cles will be contacted by this fall,
after the identification process is
completed.
State Farm will also pay $1 mil-
lion to the participating states for
consumer education, future con-
sumer litigation, public protec-
tion, local consumer, aid funds,
and legal fees and costs.
A copy of the Assurance of Vol-
untary Compliance between the
states and State Farm may be
viewed at: http://www.myflori-
dalegal.com/StateFarmAVC.pdf.


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
A couple in the stands danced the two-step to one of the
Bellamy Brothers hits during a free concert held at Big
Cypress Jan. 15. Those attending the concert were
encouraged to make donations at the Emergency Med-
ical Services booth at the event to the American Red
Cross Disaster Relief Fund and the American Red Cross
International Response Fund to help tsunami victims.


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon and Moore Haven
City Councilman John Ahern were among the Glades
County Chapter National Turkey Federation members
who volunteered to host approximately 150 children and
their parents who turned out for the annual Jake's Day
event at Fisheating Creek Jan. 15.


Southern Gardens gets


2004 efficiency award


CLEWISTON Southern
Gardens Citrus has been award-
ed the 2004 Efficiency Award
from FMC Food Tech, one of the
world's, leading technology and
solutions pro. riders to the food
industry) -
The award recognizes not
only superior production, but
also attention to quality and cus-
tomer service.
"Because it comes from a
trailblazer in our own industry,
this award is especially gratify-
ing," said Rodney Liddle, presi-
dent of Southern Gardens. "Our
primary aim is to provide the
highest quality to our customers,
but having our technical expert-
ise recognized is a key indication
that we are on the right track."
SFMC Food Tech supplies
equipment and technical advice
to food suppliers and restaurants
worldwide. Its' juice extractors,
which are in operation at South-
ern Gardens' juice processing
plant, process 75 percent of the
citrus produced in the world.
"According to our, data,
Southern Gardens continues to
be the worldwide leader in juice
processed per extractor, with the
highest numbers by far," said
Donn Sabato, domestic sales
and service manager for FMC
Food Tech's Citrus Systems Divi-
sion.
Southern Gardens processed
juice from more than 20 million
90-pound boxes of oranges this
past season on approximately 40
extractors, which equates to
more than 500,000 boxes per
extractor during the season,
which runs from October
through June.
But ,the Efficiency Award rec-
ognizes more than just numbers,
Mr. Sabato said. ,
"I attribute Southern Gar-
dens' success to a marriage of
the right technology and excel-
lent management systems," he
said. "There's a high level of
sophisticated automation in the
plant, but matching that is a very
collaborative management
style." Moreover, "their commit-
ment to quality is second to
none. Southern Gardens is very
aware and sensitive to their cus-
tomers' requirements. They
don't see the juice industry as a
commodity business they see it
as an opportunity to provide out-
standing customer service and
high quality products."
To add increased value to its
existing products and services,
Southern Gardens rolled out a
packaging operation at the
beginning of 2004, which repre-
sents the completion of a fully
integrated manufacturing
process. The packaging line is
adjacent to the processing plant
and storage facility, resulting in
many operational efficiencies.
The company converted
25,000 square feet from a cold
storage area to the packaging


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120 half-gallon cartons of Not'
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juice per minute, including "reg-
ular," "low acid," "pulp-added"
and "calcium-added" NFC
orange juice.
The new operation also has
the capacity to shrink-wrap mul-
tiple half-gallon cartons for con-
sumers who buy in bulk.
As one of the nation's largest
orange growers and juice
processors, Southern Gardens is
able to ensure that fresh orange
juice is available year-round due
to its storage capacity. The com-
pany has a 56-million-gallon
NFC orange juice storage facility,
as well as storage capacity for
four million gallons of concen-
trated juice.
Encompassing both 32,000
acres of citrus groves and more
than three million trees, South-
ern Gardens produces more
than seven million boxes of
Valencia and Hamlin oranges
each season. Using state-of-the-
art technology and assuring con-
sistently high quality juice,
Southern Gardens supplies more
than 50 percent of the nation's
private label NFC orange juice.


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ALICO INC.
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in useof MS Office apps. & other
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CUSTODIAL
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job costing/budgeting and safety.
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HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS.
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Belle Glade, FL 33430


ASTALDI CONSTRUCTION
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Concrete Formwork Carpenters
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Water treatment plant exp. preferred.
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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS
Evening & Night Shifts
2 years or less experience $8/hr
Over 2 and less than 6 yrs $9/hr
6 or more years of experience $10/hr
Shift Differential & Excellent Benefits
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RNs & LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 o f one week
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IRS's and Investing.
First Bank of Clewiston
863-963-8191.


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435





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ONLINE CHRISTIAN
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Bibles, books, tapes
DVD's, Rentals
Market Place
Gifts Certificates, etc.
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(863)983-4156


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SCREEN & PATIO
ENCLOSURES,
Rescreening & repair.
lic.# 2001-19849 &
insured. (561)784-5568
or 561-358-2456.


SkyeOne Internet
Service
PC Repair, Internet
Access and more.
Locally Owned
Office 863-946-2200


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x1 5,8x1 5,10x1 5,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Comn-
mereio St. 350 ft. from
Clewiston Police Dept.
863-983-6663, 983-2808
after hrs 983-8979





SPAI Overstockedl New
7 person spa-Loaded!
Includes cover, deliv-
ery & warranty. $2999,
was $5999. (888)397-
3529.


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COLONIAL COUCH- Pull out
ueen size bed, good con-
ition, $100. neg.
(863)447-1199.
COUCH & CHAIR,
Black Leather. $150
(863)946-3857 Lake Port

COUCH & LOVESEAT-
Black Leather,
$325.
(239)994-2305.
DAYBED WITH POPOUT-
Complete, Ivory & Gold,
Good shape, $125.
(863)357-4152.
DINETTE SET- Cherry &
oak, 6 chairs, pd $5200.,
selling $2500, (863)801-
1719.


Employment
Medical "I I


Employment
Medical 2101


Employment
Full Time


Employment
Full Time


Job
Information 225


Job
Information 225


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NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more informed
and Interesting person. No
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are more successful


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
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 & 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
PetsSupplies.,
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 755
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER- Com-
mercial, Good Price of
$500, (863)467-5474.

CENTRAL AIR & HEAT,
Split Unit, 2/ Ton. Works
well. $300'863-673-0920



DRYER
Frigidaire, Like new,
$80
(863)467-8161.
GAS STOVE- full size, $80
or best offer. (863)946-
3376.

MICROWAVE-
Works great;
$30.
(863)467-1009
WASHER & DRYER,
Maytag. In good working
order. $1 00/ both.
'(863)675-4858


LADIES 3 SPD- Huffy, 26"
good cond, $25
(863)763-1997 5




METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.



WEDDING DRESS from Da-
vis Bridal. 22 Plus size.
$50. Call (863)983-8492.




DELL GX 100 w/win. xp,
Great for young person.
Kybrd., Monitor, Scanner.
$200 239-728-5227
GATEWAY TOWER w/win.




FIREWOOD- over a cord of
oak cut for fireplace,
needs to be split, $75.
(863)675-6738.


BEDROOM SET, Wooden,
Queen w/hdbrd., dresser,
mirror, chest, night stands.
$200 (863)675-9288
BUNK BED, Black, Twin
over Full sz., Full mattress
included. $150 (863)675-
9288
BUNK BED Twin on Top and
Futon full on bottom. Ask-
ing $150 or best offer.
863-675-4098 evenings
CHURCH FURNITURE.
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptis-
tery, steeple, windows,
carpet? Big Sale on new
cushioned pews and
cushions for hard pews.
(800)231-8360.


DINETTE TABLE- with leaf &
4 chairs, solid oak, $175
or best offer. (863)675-
2440.
DR HUTCH- large, hard rock
maple, 54Wx75Hx19D,
exc cond, $450 neg.
(863)763-6342.
END TABLE, Oak coffee ta-
ble, Refrigerator & desk
$140., will separate.
(863)467-1009
Entertainment Center
Broyhill, (Fontana). Light
wood. Like new. $400 best
offer. 863-763-4982.
ENTERTAINMENT
CTR- Solid oak, $125.
Moving, Must sell
(863)675-8305.
GLASS top table (4)
chairs $200
(863)675-0188

LANE SECTIONAL- 2 yrs
old, council love seat w/
wedge & queen sleeper
$1500 863-467-9284.
LAZYBOY SOFA/SLEEPER
& Ig rocker recliner, set,
blue/tan exc cond $200
neg 863-635-4690.
SOFA full size, solid oak &
beige corduroy. $75. Call
(863)612-9233.

TABLE, Leaf, 5 chairs, cloth/
wood, 5yr Kenmore chest
freezer $250 will separate
863-467-9284
THREE WHEEL BIKE-
Basket in the back,
nice bike, $100.
neg. (863)763-6791.



GOLF CLUBS -Ladies/
Juniors, cavity back irons,
3-PW, 4 woods, bag,nice,
$85. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $100. (863)946-3123.


GERMAN ORTGIES- Semi
auto pistol, $150.
(863)763-4961.,

SPANISH STAR, Semi-
Auto. Pistol, 380 cal.
Hammerless, $175
863-763-4961



Body by Jake Ab & Buns
Buster, $50 or trade for
good treadmill.
(863)357-2233



AWNINGS- (2) 39.5" W x
42"L, $50 for both will sell
separate. (863)763-1997.

FULL SIZE mattress cover
& full size ele. blanket $8
for both (863)467-8681

Mobilhome Doors-
Peach colored Vinyl
siding, stove, dish
washer & Addl. vari-
ous items, Price to
sell (863)634-2817
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classad@newszap.com


ELECTRIC LIFTER- Used
only 5 month, good condi-
tion, $450. (863)610-
1153.
ELECTRIC SCOOTER CAR-
RIER- Hooks up to hitch,
has ramp & tilts, $500.
(863)357-2549.


COOLER, 2 Door, Stainless
Steel. (561)992-4828


Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


GUITAR- Gibson Les Paul
Classic, w/leather case,
exc cond., $1700.
(863)228-4774.
GUITAR- Ovation Acoustic /
electric,w/hard case, exc
cond., $700. (863)228-
4774.



METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 Ig file drawers.
$100. (863)357-1078.




TOY FOX TERRIER $400
& AFFENPINSCHER
($300)- AKG, shots, hith
cert. (863)983-6537.
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.
Bi .


HITACHI TV
54 in. Big Screen
$650.
(863)234-1230
TV ANTENNA MOTOR,
BOOSTER & CONTROL
UNIT, ALL $50. (863)763-
7989.


SAWMILLS-$2,695.00 -
LumberMate-2000 &
LumberLite-24. Norwood
Industries also manufac-
tures utility ATV attach-
ments, log skidders, port-
able board edgers and fo-
restry equipment.
www.norwoodindustries.-
com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext300N.



AIR HOCKEY TABLE
$75
(863)675-0188



BACKHOE Loader personal
use. must crank & work
make, model, yr.& looks
not an issue (863)983-
77;';

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 841"
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds 'Plants.'
Flowers 865



TRACTOR-
Ford 2N '41, Restored,
5' mower, $4200.
(912)288-6262.



BABY GOAT
$75.
(863)675-0247





LOOKING
TO BUY
j IW 863-673-1491 .


BAY GELDING 21/2 yr. old.
30 days prof. training, grt
on trails. Bomb proof.
$1000. (863)843-2495.
HORSES- 2 Mare's, In-
cludes Tackle, Tamed, 1/4
horse bay. $2000 for both
(863)675-2450.
SADDLE FOR SALE
Asking $275. Antique 1920
type with 4 cantle. Call
evenings. 863-675-4098.


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


1, 2 & 3 BR HOUSES &
APARTMENTS FOR RENT.
No pets..
Call (863)983-4436.
1BR APARTMENT,
good location in
Belle Glade. $300/month.
Call 561-261-0169.



Fisheating Creek: under
new management, address
7555 US Hwy. 27 North
Palmdale. 863-675-5999


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos!
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070


CAMCORDER, SHARP
VHS, full size, like new. Cost
$800 selling for $100.
(863)612-9233.


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes
standard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to
over 225 channels!
Limited time offer.
S&H. Restrictions Ap-
piV 0nrnnn-anqr'



SEWING MACHINE
& CABINET
$150
(863)357-1078


ASHEVILLE, NC AREA.
Spectacular Mountain
view & River lots.
Paved
roads,Clubhouse &
more. NEW RELEASE!
POSSIBLE $5K DIS-
COUNT! Bear River
Community Call
(866)411-5263.

BANK REPO'S
RV SITES
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
55 & older RV condo park,
great Moore Haven loca-
tion. Own your own site
near some of the worlds
best fishing full pad, full
hook up. Beautifully main-
tained park with great
swimming pool & club
house facilities. All sites
are priced for quick sale!
Call Jay for info.
305-788-1764
MONT|URA RANCH, (3) 14
acre Lots @ $24,000. ea.
in a Growing are. Se Habla
Espanol. (239)980-7168



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237



WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS North Carolina,
Where there is: Cool
Mountain Air, Views &
Stream, Homes, Cab-
ins & Acreage. CALL
FOR FREE BROCHURE
OF MOUNTAIN PROP-
ERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty
Of Murphy 317 Peach-
tree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.-
com.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home. Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



2 or 3 Bedroom Mobile
Homes For Rent
Stanton Mobile Homes
863-983-8106



Financing Available:
Buy Here, Pay Here.
Stanton Mobile Homes
Marginal Credit O.K.
Call 1-800-330-8106
or 863-983-8106



LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $24,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091


Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080





3.34 Acre Industrial Prop-
erty, located in Belle
Glade. Contact Steve Roy-
al 561-996-8080, ext. 22.

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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 1035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 1065
Vans 4070


FORD TAURUS SE, '03-
white, gray inter, all pow-
er, AC, new tires, $8900
neg. (786)486-3474.


1) Easy Life
Special 3/2 DW,
Appliances,
Screen Room &
Shed
$69,900

2) Tropical Super
Boy #228 DW,
3/2, Lg. Screen
Room, 10x4
Shed
$38,900


3)New
Land & Home
Packages in
Sunshine Lake
Estates
Now Available


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Dances





2160W. Hwy.27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART
983-4663
M cHamPIon


New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
Owner Financing
ON MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
Call 863-228-1405


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.-ATVs 3035


CANOE
Fiberglass 14,
like new, $350
(863)467-8161
Glasstream, '86, inboard,
outboard, 16ft., $3000
or best offer
(863)634-7108
OCEAN KAYAKS
(2) 14ft, Like new,
will separate $950
(863)763-4982
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Pontoon Boat, '95
19', 40 hp Mercury
Magnum, boat used very
little $5000 neg.
(954)587-2644
or (954)-260-1933


COACHMAN, slide in camp-
er, roof air, refrigerator, as
is $650. (863)699-9701

TRAILER HITCH-
Good shape,
$40.
(863)675-3312.



BOAT COVER
Waterproof, fits up to
22' boat. $75
(863)824-0455



BOAT PROPS- Stainless
steel, various sizes, $100.
Call eves (863)824-0455
or Iv msg.


DIRT BIKE- Motor 85hp,
small bike, good condo ,
runs good, $1500. firm
(863)634-9769.
SUZUKI INTRUDER 2003
800CC, 2700 Miles
Loaded. $4900
(863)467-1897

Automobiles


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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.' Walker

863-677-1010

LOCATION, LOCATION DEMVONIE
3BD/2BA OVER 3,000 LIVING SQ FT.
@ $225,000
5 Acres Lede eauti
Wooded lInrwss4 swrtnty
ART L VWR[Jf[ &,
almc o l .:.. '_. -; 9K


Ne. u .PEJ)I' G'J
$57.5k
16 Brand New Homes to be built
on Texas Ave., 3bd/2ba, CBS, 1,673
sq. ft, Special Financing kges avail-
able $129.9K These wlgo fast!!!
Wanting to Buy or Sell
Call Us
We Want Your Listings!!


Glenn
j Smith

863-983-3508

iLL i oulside ut Ton' i ijnuh b. b, 4
r-SALE PE...NPIN
LakePort 34 acres!! Fenced/cross-
fenced.. 2 acre oak tree nursery. Too
much equipment to list. Rare find @
$20K per acre
Location Location! 3/2 on Del Monte
Ave. Hardwood Hooring, large kitchen.
Located on a comer lot. Must see @
$225k
6 Duplexes in Moore Haven 100%
Occupancy, CBS construction, Great
investment opportunity at only $375K
Pasadena Ave 2/1 w/den Hardwood
PALE PENDING
r.'.-1 ..
Montura Ranch 3/2 m/h on 1.25 ac.
New Refrig & Dishwasher, 2 car
detached garage, fenced. $84.9K
Almost 1 acre Del Monte Ave. 3/2/2
CBS Home. Separate LR and FR.
Screened lanai w/ hot tub. Great location
@$225K

S'12 A PENfflNG"
Handyman Needed Fire dam-
aged home on lot for $15K


" 863-228-1142

6Gre e ni
,SAML IYUDING41
Bring IUs an Otter!!

Deal Fell Through $96.9k '97 Mobile
home w/ 4/2.5 on 1.25 acres in
Montura ranch Estates $969K
Reduced 4 Business Opportunity!!
Restaurant, Bar, & FFE. Great
Location on HWY 27 $209.9.K


vacant L P~Afl
Don't Miss Out! Northside

@ 139.9K
New Listing! Northside 3bd/2ba
CBS Beautiful Hardwood floors -
Great Location Reduced@
$1 74.9K


A' j Charmaine
Montgomery
5t1 Ha rL fsEraiol

863-697-0189

Love the Water? Then you'll love
to own a .25 acre lot on a private
lake for $15K Only a few left.
Attention Hunters & Fishermen:
Looking for a'weekend retreat
this is it! 3/1 w/ shed on 1.22
acres and carport @ $71.5K
Mol .ew

8 lots in Moore Haven's
Washington Park Area @ $16.5K


RENT! NTE U' N W ""
Almost 1..-tfff of Hwy 80
$120K w,
New Listing! Lakeport
2bd/2ba dblwide on .25
acres. Huge deck & screened
porch. Just bring your tooth-
rush! $89.9K
330+/- Acre Ranch!! Improved
fenced & cross fenced pasture. 2
mobile homes w/out buildings.
Beautiful @ $15K per acre


Marshall
Berner

863-228-3265

Montura Ranch Estates 1998
3bd/2ba, great closet space, on
beautiful 1.25acs by canal @
$76.5K
MHYC 3bd/2ba, Fully fur-
nished. Attached Workshop
w/Complete AC. Includes club-
house and pool accessibility.
block away from river @
$143,000.00
Twin Lakes Blvd 3bd/2ba MH,
Great for fixing up, includes
tool shed, don t miss out on
this unbelievable deal! @ $35K
New Listing! 2bd/2ba hard-
wood floors, new electrical sys-
tem @ $54.9K
Montua df llYipes ?'2 on


Crescent ak Townhomes

New Construcdion
2bd/2ba 1841 sq ft, w/garage
Only 3 Le !
Vit our website for
further detai


Water View! Moore Haven Montura Lots 1-2.5 acres Starting at
3bd/1.5ba, with 300ft. of $19.9k
Caloosahatchee River view, Florida
room, lots of trees Going @ $280K Look No Further We have
Let's Go Fishing! 3bd/2ba home in waterfront property in Moore
Lake Port located on 1.75 acres with Haven on the Caloosahatchee
lake access, a private boat ramp, boat River for $155K
house with fish cleaning station, and
50x45 workshop that also includes a New Construction 3/2
lbd/lbamobilehomeandaRVhook Montura barrel tile. Act now
up all on the same property All of & pick your flooring & appli-
thiscanbeyours@$417K ances @ $124.9K
Entertain Tonight with this '95 MH,
3bd/2ba, hot tub, tild hut, 6ft chain Re1 i "
linked fenced, lots of trees, secluded, a"'Wt-V!S
partially furnished, French doors to a *
wetbar @ Now Only 11OK $660/month
b HS d rU i.' New Listing! 4bd/2ba, newly
Walking distance to River Call Now! renovated, in a great location
Construction has started!! Over 10 going @ $125K
models to choose fromor willbuild to
suit
Newisting! Moore HavenMH beauti-
fully located on 1.33 acres w/ in
ground pool, many add ons, fishing
pond, quiet neighborhood $120K
2 aoes tenant @$160K
New Listing! MH in MRE @ $73K,
Tile throughout, New A/C, paved
road, fenced, 1.25 acres
2.5 acres 2bd/2ba home remod-
eled, pole barn, cal de sac in Moore
Haven $160K


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p.M,.-:.,i,, l, Are You ,erntn ',,
Do you have an older home?
Now is the Time for a New Home!!
First 15 Qualified Applicants win a chance
for a New Color TV!
Pre-Construction Price $129,000!
Prices subject to change
CBS Construction 3 Bedrooms
Single Car Garage 2 Full Baths
Appliance Package 1673 Total Sq. Ft.
Lighting Package Flooring Package
78x110 Lot Size Located on Texas Ave.
I c, le n Smith Reserve Your
. et Rra.t, r' Home & Lot
*. li.l'i77- 1441 Now !!
--- DICK FOREMAN
SMR TGcE WARRIO,,P
GUARD IN ,.AG : ) 244
PAGER (561)533-2244


COUNTRY HOMES & LAND

REAL ESTATE
$0 DOWN
Se Habla Espafiol
Port LaBelle
All New CBS Construction
5 NEW SPEC HOMES
(to be completed Dec 2004)
HOME PACKAGES
STARTING AT $152,000!



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Moore Haven River Gardens
Pre-Construction Price $129,000!
Prices subject to change
Call Jeffe Reserve Your
( Home & Lot
(863)228-2666 Now!!

CBS Construction 3 or 2 Bedrooms
Single/Two Car Garage 2 Full Baths


* Appliance Package Ligh
* Fl,,jriit Piikage
* Many Models to Choose From
* Walking Distance To River


New Uonstmrctio on
Bayberry Loop
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
Luxurious Upgrades
Call for Details
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
*Bank *Foreclosures- Calfor Details
*3BR,1BA, FmRm, Zoned Com.
$115,000
*3BR, 2BA, MH, Many Extras
Reduced to $85,000
*3BR, 2BA, $180,000
*New Listing: Lrg. 3BR, 2BA,
2 Story Home on 10 Wooded Acres
$214,900
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned is the duly appointed and
qualified trustee of the John.E. Kohan Revocable Trust. John E. Kohan,
the settler of that trust died on April 28, 2004. A creditor having a claim
against the trust estate must file his claim with the undersigned at the ad-
dress given below within 90 days after the first publication of this notice.
NRS 164.025
DATED: January 7, 2005
Thomas S. Mayer
Senior Trust Officer
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Air Permit No. 0510003-027-AC
United States Sugar Corporation, Clewiston Sugar Mill and Refinery
Hendry County, Florida
Applicant: The applicant for this project is the United States Sugar Cor-
poration. The applicant's authorized representative is Mr. William A. Raio-
a, Senior V.P. of Sugar Processing Operations. The applicant's mailing
address is the Clewiston Sugar Mill andRefinery, 111 Ponce DeLeon Av-
enue, Clewiston, FL 33440.
Facility Location: The United States Sugar Corporation operates an ex-
sting sugar mill and refinery in Clewiston at the intersection of W.C. Ow-
ens Avenue and State Road 832 in Hendry County, Rorida.
Project: The applicant proposes to replace thethe existing oil burner sys-
tems for Boilers 1 and 2 with new low-NOx burners. The boilers currently
fire No. 6 fuel oil containing up to 2.5% sulfur by weight as a startup fuel
and to supplement bagasse The new system allows the firing of cleaner
distillate of containing no more than 0.05% sulfur by weight. Bagasse will
remain the primary fuel with distillate oil used as a start fuel and to sup-
plement bagasse. These boilers supply steam to the mill during the sug-
arcane crop season and serve as backup units during the off-crop sea-
son for the refinery.
The existing Clewiston sugar mill/refinery is a major facility in accordance
with Rule 62-212.400, F.A.C., the regulatory program for the Prevention
of Significant Deterioration (PSD) of Air Quality. The existing facility Is lo-
cated in Hendry County, which is an area that is currently in attainment
with the state and federal Ambient Air Quality Standards (AAQS) or other-
wise designated as unclasstiable. The project does not result in emis-
sions increases that exceed the PSD significant emission rates specified
In Rule 62-212.400, F.A.C. based on the application, past actual emis-
sions, the requested restrictions, and representative emission factors for
these units. Therefore, the project Is not subject to PSD preconstruction
review:
Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are sub-
ject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida
Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and q2-212 of the Florida Ad-
ministrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air
permitting requirements and an air permit Is required to perform the pro-
posed work. he Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Bu-
reau of Air Regulation is the Permitting Authority responsible for making a
permit determination for this project. The Bureau of Air Regulation's
physical address is 111 South Magnolia Drive, Suite 4, Tallahassee, Flor-
Ida 32301 and the mailing address is 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Bureau of Air Regulation's phone
number Is 850/488-0114 and fax number Is 850/922-6979.
Project File: A complete project file is available for public Inspection dur-
ing the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday (except legal holidays), at address indicated above for the
Permitting Authority. The complete project file includes the Draft Permit,
the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application,
and the information submitted by the applicant, exclusive of confidential
records under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested personsmay contact the
Permitting Authority's project review engineer for addition Information
at the address and phone number listed above. A copy othehe complete
project file is also available at the Departments South District Office at
2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, FortMyers, Florida 33902-3381. The
South District's telephone number is 239/332-6975.
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives no-
tice of its intent to issue an air permit to the applicant for the project de-
scribed above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that op-
eration of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and
that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters
62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296, and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permit-
ting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions
of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative
hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public
comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different de-
cision or a significant change of terms or conditions.'
Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments con-
cering the Draft Permit for a period of fourteen (14) days from the date
of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be post-m-
arked, and all email orfacsimile comments must be received by te close
of business (5:00 p.m.), on or before the end of this 14-day period by the
Permitting Authority at the above address, e-mail or facsimile. For addi-
tional information, contact the Permitting Authority at the above address
or phone number. If written comments result in a significant change to
the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority will issue a Revised Draft Permit
and require, If applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will
be made available for public inspection.
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the pro-
posed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in
accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must
contain the information set forth below and must be filed with (received
by) the Department's Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the
Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boule-
vard, Mall Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Petitions filed
by the applicant or any of the parties listed below must be filed within
fourteen (14) days of receipt of this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air
Permit. Petitions filed b any persons other than those entitled to written
notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within fourteen (14)
days of publication of the attached Public Notice or within fourteen (14)
days of recel f this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit, which-
ever occurs Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person
who asked thvermitting Authority for notice of agency action may file a
petition within fourteen (14) days of receipt of that notice, regardless of
the date of publication. A 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 within the appropriate time period shall
constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative de-
termination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and.120.57, F.S., orto in-
tervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent,
intervention will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the
filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A:C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Author-
ity's action s dn based must contain the following information: (a) The name
and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identifica-
tion number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of
the petitioner the name, address and telephone number of the petition-
ers representative, it any, which shall be the address for service purpos-
es dung the course of the proceeding; and an e explanation of how the pe-
titioner's substantial interests il be affected by ithe agency determina-
tion; (c) A statement o how and when each peitoner received notice of
the agency actionjor proposed actioh; (d) A statement of all disputed Is-
sues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A
concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific
facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or remodiicaton of the agen-
cy's proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the
petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agency's pro-
posed action; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner,
stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with
respect to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not dispute
shall staoe that no sch facts are In dispute and otherwise shall contain
the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-
106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative searing process Is designed
to formulate final agency action, the filing of a ptition means that the
Permitting Authority's final action may be different from the position taken
by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose
substantial nt erests will be affected by any sdch final decision of the Per-
mitting Authority on the application have the right to petiton to become a
party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth

MedIation: Medation is not available In this proceeding.
547093 CGS 1/20/B5



REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Glades County Board of County Com-
missioners is accepting proposals to provide services to study, evaluate
and recommend alternative funding mechanisms) to the existing EMS
Tax Assessment (MSTU) in both incorporated and unincorporated areas of
Glades County, RFoda.
The proposals should include the following scope of services with related
costs specifically identified for each:
1 Evaluate reports and research issues
2) Identify full costs of EMS service
3) Develop a method of apportioning the costs
4 Determine preliminary revenue requirements to recover all costs)
5) Develop a funding mechanism and related assessment roll
database
6 Apply apportionment methodology to database
7) Calculate a preliminary proforma schedule of rates
8) Draft all required ordinances and resolutions
9) Assist with funding mechanism adoption and implementation in
accordance with Section 197.3632 of Florida Statutes
The proposal should include:
1) All costs of production, mailing, on-site visits, field work and
annual update assistance
2) Lump sum total fee broken down by each of the nine (9) scope
of services listed above
3) Standard ourly rates by employee classification
4) Discounts, if any
5) Fee payment schedule
The COUNTY reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to waive
any Irregularities or in or maities in anyproposals or in the proposal pro-
cess without disclosure of a reason. The failure to make a disclosure
shall not result in accrual of any right, claim or cause of action by an un-
successful bidder against the Glades County Board of County Commis-
sioners.
All proposals should be submitted to Jim Smith, County Manager, 500
Avenue J. Moore Haven, Florida 33471 and shall be enclosed within a
sealed envelope with the words: Proposal for Funding Glades County
EMS Services.
Sealed proposals must be received on or prior to:
DATE: February 15, 2005
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Glades County
No prposer may withdraw any proposal for a period of thirty (30) calen-
dar days after February 15, 2005.
548044 ON/CGS 1/20/05


NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
CITY OF PAHOKEE
Notice is hereby given that the City of Pahokee, Forida will hold a general
election on Tuesdav, March 8. 2005 for the purpose of electing two (2)
commissioners for a term of two (2) years each. Candidates must be a
qualified elector of the City aof Pahokee.


The first day for filing as a candidate for commissioner will be January
25, 2005, beginning at noon, and the final day for filing will be February
8, 2005, ending at noon. Candidates must file in person with the City
Clerk, at the Pabokee City Hall, 171 North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, Florida,
during regular office hours from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until said date
and time. Each candidate shall be voted on by the electorate "At
Large".
All qualified registered electors of Precincts 6006 and 6008 are qualified
to vote In this election. To quality to vote in this Municipal General Elec-
tion you must first register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of
Elections by 5:00 p.m. February 7,2005. After that date, books will re-
main closed until the first regular business day after the election.
The designated polling place will be the Recreation Complex (old Paho-
kee High School cafeteria), located at 360-C, E Main Street. No person
shall be permitted to vote unless he or she is registered In accordance
with the Florida State Statutes and brings proper Identification with a
photograph and a signature (this may be two different documents). The
polls witl be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for a
particular seat, a Run-Off election shall be held March 22, 20085 between
the two (2) candidates who receive the largest number of votes for that
particular seat.
CITY OF PAHOKEE
JANET K. WHIPPLE
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
(561) 924-5534
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West County Courthouse Art and Amenities Project
CALL TO ARTISTS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Submittal material consisting of an application and qualification docu-
ments will be received by the Palm Beach County Board of County Com-
missioners until 4:00 P.M. E.S.T. on Friday, March 4, 2005 at the Palm
Beach County Facilities Development and Operations Department, 3200
Belvedere Road, Bidg. 1169, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Submittal ma-
terial received by this time will be opened immediately after.
Project Title: West County Courthouse Art and Amenities Project
Project Location: 38844 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL 33430
The Call to Artists is seeking proposals from eligible artists or artist-led
teams for a total commission of $40,000.
To quality, artists) must be 18 years old a time of application and a resi-
dent of Palm Beach County. Preference will be given to Artists who also:
(a) are permanent residents of Palm Beach County west of 20-Mile Bend;
(b) have been bom and raised through age 16 in Palm Beach County
west of 20-Mile Bend; (c) demonstrate ability to involve community in
projects.
Artists are invited to attend a non-mandatory, pre-proposal site inspec-
tion on Saturday, February 5, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Palm Beach
County West County Courthouse, 38844 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL
33430. Attendance is recommended and encouraged. To RSVP call 561-
233-0235 by February 3, 2005 4:00 p.m.
0 Obtain the complete Call to Artists 1) from the County's Art in Public
Places website www.pbcaov com/fdo/art 2 Inperson at 3200 Belve-
dere Road, Bldg. 1169, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 3) by sending a
self-addressed, stamped envelope ($1.00) to the address above.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive any pro-
posal irregularities, informalities, or technical deficiencies and to reject
any and all proposals.
ATTEST:
SHARON R. BOCK, CLERK AND
COMPTROLLER
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: TONY MASILOTTI, Chairman
545829 CGS 1/13,20/05

NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
JOHN S. SILVA, CIVIL DIVISION
Plaintiff,
vs. CASE NO. 04-952 CA
WALTER E. BODERSEN;
BODERSEN, unknown spouse of
Walter E. Bodersen, If married,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Complaintto Quiet Title, has been
filed and commenced in this court concerning that certain real property
located in Hendry County, Florida, pursuant to a Tax Deed, Cert. No.
3079 for the year 1998, as follows:
Lot 19, Block 2039, PORT LABELLE,
UNIT 2, a Subdivision, according to the
plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3
at Page 60, of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida;
You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the
Complaint on ABRAMS & ABRAMS, P.A. attomeys for the Plaintiff,
whose address is 9400 South Dadeland Blvd., PH-3, Miami, Florida
33156, and tile the original with the clerk of the above-styled court on or
before February 21,2005; otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief prayed for in the Complaint. The attorney for the Plaintiff has
a copy of the Complaint and will provide you with a copy of same upon
request.
This notice shall be published once each weekfortwo (2) consecutive
weeks. If no response is received within the statutory time limit, a default
may be entered against you.
Attorney for Plaintiff
David S. Abrams, Esq.
9400 south Dadeland Blvd., PH-3
Miami, Florida 33157
(305)670-9104
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Court
Circuit Court Seal
548088 CGS 01/20/05


DISTRICT COURT
CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA
Case No. P52702
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the Matter of the Estate of
JOHN E. KOHAN,
Deceased,
Notice is gereby given that the undersigned has been appointed and qual-
ified by the aboce-enitled Court on September 10, 2004, as personal
representative of the estate of John E Kohan, deceased. All creditors ha-
veing claims against the estate are required to file their claims, with sup-
porting documentation attached, with the clerk of the court, at the Clark
County Courthouse, 200 S. Third Street, Las-Vegas, Nevada within 60
days after the mailing of the first publication of this Notice.
DATED this 12 day of October, 2004.
Cary Spencer
3016 Pier Harbor Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Submitted By:
BULLIVANT HOUSE BAILEY PC
Anne H. Wellbom, Nevada Bar No. 8719
3980 Howard Hughes Pkwy., Ste. 550
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Telephone: 702-650-6565
Facsimile: 702-650-2995
Attorneys for CGary Spencer
in The Matter Of The Estate Of
John E. Kohan
546354 CGS 01/13, 20, 27/05


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373 Florida Statutes, the
following applications) for permit have been received for projects) In
Hendry County:
United States Sugar Corporation, PO Box 1207, Clewiston, FL 33440,
has submitted Application 041215-2-E for an Everglades Agricultural
Area Works of the District Permit. The water will be discharged to the
Bolles Canal, Hillsboro Canal, L-1 East Canal, L-4 Interior Canal, Miami
Canal, North New River Canal, and the West Palm Beach Canal. The pro-
ject is located in Palm Beach and Hendry Counties, Townships 41-48
South, Ranges 34-39 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ-
ten request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency ac-
tion regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Man-
agement District, Attn: Environmental Resource Regulation, PO Box
24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or re-
quests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of pub-
lication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A
copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of
further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by sub-
mitting a written request therefore after reviewing the staff report.
547949 CGS 1/20/05


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
WESTERN COUNTY HEALTH
ADVISORY MEETING
The Healtit Care District Western
County Health Advisory will hold a
meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Palm
Beach County Glades Office Build-
Ing at 2976 State Road 15 In Belle
Glade.
547100 CGS 1/20/05

LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction on January 31, at
2190 NW 16th St. at 8:00 a.m.:
1992 Pontiac 2 dr.
VIN #1G2JB14T7N7507733
1989 Ford 2 dr.
VIN #1FABP4OA8KF160654
1982 Ford Utility
VIN1FMEU15G4CLA65244
548401 CGS 1/20/05

NOTICE FOR BIDS
Port Labelle Community development
district will accept sealed bid pro-
posals up to 11:00 A.M, February
17, 2005, to raise the roadbed and
resurface a portion of roads In Port
LaBelle Plat Unit 8 in Hendry
County, Florida.
Plans, spediflcatlons, and related ma-
terial may be obtained from the of-
fice of Johnson-Prewitt and Asso-
ciates, Inc., 850 W. Ventura Ave.,
Clewiston, Florida 33440.
The owner reserves the right to hold
all proposals for sixty (60) days
andto reject any or all proposals,
with or without cause, to waive
technical errors and informalitles or
to accept the bid In its judgment
best serves the onwer.
Ralph W. Nicholson
General Manager
547997 CB/CGS, 01/20/05


NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regu-
lar Meeting of the Board of Super-
visors of the Central County Water
Control District will be held on
Wednesday, January 26,2005 at 7
m. at the Montura Clubhouse,
Montura Ranch Estates, State
Road 833, Clewlston, Florida. The
purpose os this meeting Is to trans-
act any and all business which may
come before the Board. If a person
decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with re-
spect to any matter considered at
the public meeting or hearing here-
in referred he or she may need to
insure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal Is
based.
543135 CGS 1/13 20/05
PUBLIC SALE
Notice Is hereby given that on Janu-
ary 22,2005 at 11:00a.m. at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL, (863)
675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at
Public Sale by competitive bidding
the personal property heretofore
stored with the undersigned by:
Jackie Blakey, D-9
TV, Dressers,
Misc. Household hems
Armandina Flores, J-50
Misc. Items
Valorie Lindsey, 0-11
TV, Computer, Dressers,
Misc. Items
David Bryant, L-45, L-45
TV, Washer, Misc. Items
545861 CGS 1/13,20/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
The School Board of Hendry County
will be accepting sealed bids until
2:00 pm February 2, 2005 for Bid
#Q05-0007, Cooling Tower Re-
placement at CMS, Specitfications
will be available at the board's fi-
nance office at111 Curry Street In
LaBelle. Call (863) 674-4100 to
have the specs faxed or mailed.
Hendry County School Board
Sally Berg, Chairman
547958 CB/CGS 1/20/05

How do you find a job In to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fleds.


LEGAL NOTICE
The City of South Bay, Palm Beach
County, Florida will hold an election
at City Hall Commission Cham-
bers, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South
Bay Florida on March 8, 2005 for
the purpose of electing three Com-
missioners to the City Commis-
sion.
The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m.
to 7:00 p.m. on March 8, 2005.
Books will be closed according to
Florida Statutes (F.S.97.055) on
Monday, February 7, 2005 (02-07-
2005).
Deadline for qualifying for the office
of the City Commission will be
12:00 noon, Tuesday, February 8,
2005 (02-08-2005).
if a run off election is held it will be
held March 22, 2005 at City Hall
Commission Chambers, 335 SW
2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida.
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m. Books will be closed
Monday, February 22, 2005.
Those wishing to file as a candidate
must be a legal resident of the City
and a qualified electorate of the
City.
547515 CGS 1/20 27/05


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant
to call of the Board of Supervisors
of Sugariand Drainage District, and
In accordance with Chapter 298,
Florida Statutes 1941, and law am-
dendatory thereto, the Annual
Meeting of Landowners of Sugar-
land Drainage District, for the year
2004, will be held at the office of
Hilliard Brothers of Florida, Ltd.,
5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston,
Florida on Thursday, January 20,
2005 at 5:00 P.M., for the purpose
of:
1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a
term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and
taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may
determine.
3. Transacting such other business
as may properly come before the
meeting.
Additionally, this notice advises that,
if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Sugarland
Drainage District Board of Super-
visors, with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he will
need a record of the proceedings
and that, for such purpose, he may
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Board of Supervisors
Sugariand Drainage District
By: Joe Martin Hilliard
President
546694 CGS 1/13,20/05



NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of
Clewiston, LaBelle and Hendry
County will hold the Regular
Monthly Meeting onThursday. Jan-
uary2.2005at 5:00 P.M. at The
Greentree South Community 1700
SR 29 South LaBelle, Florida,
Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that may
be brought before the Housing
Commission. Any person or per-
sons wishing to appeal any deci-
sion made at such meeting must
ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to
be based.
The meeting will include any busi-
ness before the "Hendry County
Non-Profit Housing, Inc.".
Easton Burchard,
Executive Director
Area Housing. Commission
547988 CB/CGS 1/20/05




NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETINGS
OF LANDOWNERS OF
FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby 'given that pursuant
to call of the Board of Supervisors
of Flaghole Drainage District, and in
accordance with Chapter 298, Flor-
Ida Statutes 1941, and law amen-
datory thereto, the Annual Meeting
of Landowners of Flaghole Drain-
age District, for the year 2004, will
be held at the office of Hlliard
Brothers of Florida, Ltd., 5500
Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida
on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at
4:30 P.M., for the purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a
term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and
taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may
determine.
3. Transacting such other business
as may properly come before the
meeting.
Additionally, this notice advises that,
if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Flaghole
Drainage District of Supervisors,
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting, he will need a
record of the proceedings and that,
for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the
roceedinos is made, which record
Includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
Board of Supervisorsa
Flaghoale Drainage District
By: Joe Marlin Hilliard
President
546662 CGS 1/12,19/05



PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fer-
gussn Towing will sell at public
*Auction, free from all prior liens,
the following vehicles that remain
unclaimed in storage with charges
unpaid, pursuant to Florida statutes
713.78, to the highest bidder at
12065 Lake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on January 31, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1989 Buick White 2-Door
Vin #2G4WB14TOK1461670
547204 CGS 1/20,27/05


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Barron Water Control District will
receive sealed proposals until
11:30 AM on February 10, 2005,
local time, at the District Office,
3025 Dollwood Terrace, Port La-
Belle, LaBelle, Florida 33935, at
which time the proposals will be
publicly opened and read aloud.
This request includes the delivery and
installation of sheet piling wing
walls on a water control structure


on District Canal 2 North of SR-BO
In Glades County, Florida.
Plans, 'specifications, and related ma-
terial may be obtained from the of-
fice of J Ihnson-Prewitt and Asso-
ciates, Inc., 850 W. Ventura Ave.,
Clewiston, Florida 33440.
The owner reserves the right to hold
all proposals for sixty (60) days
and to reject any or all proposals,
with or without cause, to waive
technical errors and Informalities or
to accept the bid In Its judgment
best serves the owner.
Ralph W. Nicholson
General Manager
548008 CGS 01/20/05


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