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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: February 3, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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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.
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At A Glance

Sour Orange
Festival
The Sour Orange Festival is
taking place Saturday, Feb. 12,
from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lake-
port Community Center in
Lakeport. A $3 admission fee
gets you in the gate. Children
under 12 get in free. There will
be free parking. There will be
an auction, children's games
and contests, arts and crafts
and much more. Come out and
enjoy great entertainment and
enjoy good food.
Annual fish fry
St. Joseph the Worker
Church will have their annual
Fish Fry Dinners every Friday
from 5-7 p.m., through March
4. St. Joseph's is on Highway 27
in Moore Haven.
Community traffic
safety team
Come out and support your
community and have a say in
what can be done for your
community, (safety, traffic,
enforcement, seatbelts, bike
safety, road improvements,
etc.) at the Moore Haven
Library at 10 a.m., Feb. 3, in
Moore Haven. In need of mem-
bers from all areas of the com-
munity, local city, county, and
state agencies, private indus-
tries, and especially concerned
citizens.
Cane Grinding
Festival
Enjoy Blue Grass music and
clogging throughout the day at
the annual Ortona Cane Grind-
ing Festival, coming up Satur-
day, Feb. 5 at the Ortona Indian
Mounds Park in Ortona. Gates
open at 10 a.m. Serving Begins
at 11 a.m. and the festival ends
at 3 p.m. Advance Tickets can
be purchased at Ortona Kuntry
Kubbard, Jennings Hardware,
Whisper Creek RV Park, Glades
County Chamber of Com-
merce and LaBelle Chamber of
Commerce. Children's meal
tickets are $4, adults $7 or $8 at
the gate. The luncheon
includes a barbecue pork steak
or chicken dinner with baked
potato, cole slaw, roll and tea or
coffee. All proceeds benefit the
Ortona Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment.
2nd annual arts
and crafts show
Saturday, 'Feb. 5,beginning
at 9 a.m. Free admission, at the
North Lake Estates Clubhouse,
North Lake Estates, 765 East SR
78 in Lakeport, nine miles north
of Moore Haven, on SR 78. Bar-
beque lunch will be available
on the grounds. All crafts and
artwork are handmade by ven-
dors. Woodturning demos and
displays will be featured. There
will be countless opportunities
to talk with craft persons and
share ideas. There's something
for everyone, so come out and
enjoy.
SAC Meeting
The Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School Advisory Council
will hold it's regular monthly
meeting, Monday, Feb. 7 at
noon, in the Elementary school
See Glance Page 6


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Jail/ICE project takes shape


By Tracy Whirls
As discussions between the
Glades County Correctional
Development Corporation,
Glades County Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon and representatives
from Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) continue con-
cerning the proposed construc-
tion of a new county jail/ICE facil-
ity, how the facility will look, how
many law enforcement officers it
will employ, and what it will cost
is becoming more clear.
At their Jan. 27 meeting, the
sheriff and board members
expressed surprise when told


that ICE would require direct
supervision of detainees as a
condition of a long-term contract
with the county.
Preliminary design for the
400-plus-bed, eight-pod facility
with four, 64-bed dormitories in
each of two buildings called for
an officer in a control room with
visual and audio supervision of
four pods, with a second officer
patrolling the hallway.
Consultant Denise White said
the way security staff had been
set up, the facility expected to
employ 34 corrections officers,
16 sergeants and three captains,
for a total of 53 positions in secu-


rity, with a total of 80 employees
altogether in different depart-
ments. She said providing direct
supervision would mean adding
an additional 70 officers, and
would significantly increase the
facility's projected payroll.
While providing direct super-
vision wouldn't add to the con-
struction costs for the facility, and
would create more jobs, GCDC
chairman Alvin Ward said the
jobs can't price them out of busi-
ness.
Further complicating the
issue, projections for the $30 mil-
lion bond sale to finance the facil-
ity are predicated on the staffing


Meow: Big cat fun at Big "0"


Staff photos/Adam Weiland
Ray Thunderhawk and his team. .

From Hootto Howl, Big "0" fun


Beginning Friday afternoon
with the arrival of vendors and
birding participants, the Doyle
Conner building in Moore Haven
was the place to be this past
weekend.
A reception on Friday night
opened the events and Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce Director
Jeff Barwick officially welcomed
all those present to a weekend of
fun and food.
Food for the evening consisted
of local foods such as frog legs,
catfish, swamp cabbage, and typ-
ical southern dishes. After the
dinner the annual "Owl Hoot",
led this year by Paul Lucky of
Moore Haven, was enjoyed by
many. Tales of the area, along
with hot dogs, and hot chocolate
or coffee kept the crowd
enthralled while waiting for the
owls to respond to the "Hoot".
Many visitors enjoyed tours to
see birds and wildlife with local
guides, Jeff Barwick, Dr. Paul
Gray, of the Audubon Society and
Marc Proudfoot, Florida Wild Life
Officer.
Sugarland Tours provided the
bus for these special events.
While some were out on
tours, many others were enjoying
the activities taking place in the
Doyle Conner Building such as
the craft show, art contest for kids
and of course the "Thunderhawk


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level, and used to determine the
per diem rate the corporation
would charge ICE to house its
detainees.
Saying he didn't want the
requirement for direct supervi-
sion to be a sticking point in the
negotiations, Mr. Ward asked if
ICE's contracts with other facili-
ties didn't require direct supervi-
sion.
Jim Shaver, the deputy officer
in charge of detention at the ICE
at Krome, said most of their
detainee housing arrangements
are based on intergovernmental
service agency agreements with
county governments like Monroe


County. Contracts are normally
made with private correction cor-
porations like Corrections Corpo-
ration of America, in which
specifics, including the provision
of a law library, those governing
medical care, and the types of
uniforms the officers wear, as
well as the requirement for direct
supervision are spelled out.
Mr. Shaver said. the county's
staffing projections were top
heavy with administration, point-
ing out that his facility staffs 22
security positions under himself.
Then he said to reduce payroll
See Jail--Page 18


Glades offers




legislative



wish list


By Tracy Whirls
Representatives of the Glades
County School District, county
officials and' other agency repre-
sentatives presented their legisla-
tive wish list to members of the
Glades County Legislative Dele-
gation during their annual meet-
ing in the Glades County Com-
mission Chambers Jan. 20.
Chaired by District 27 State
Senator Dave Aronberg, the del-
egation included freshman Dis-
trict 77 State Representative
Denise Grimsley and legislative
aid Larry Ford, representing State
Senator J.D. Alexander who was
attending the presidential inau-
guration.
A common theme among


the various presenters was the
special needs of rural communi-
ties, which lack the funding to
support public funding of educa-
tion, health care and infrastruc-
ture enjoyed by urban commu-
nities.
Glades County Superinten-
dent of Schools Wayne Aldrich
once again asked the delegation
to support professional develop-
ment funding for the Heartland
Educational Consortium, which
serves Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties, to support full funding of the
sparsity funding allocation, and
amend legislation concerning
the local capital improvement
funds to allow districts to use
See List -Page 18


Sour Orange



Festival all set


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Paige the Bald Eagle and Lynda White.


Big Cat Rescue" shows. Appear-
ing for the first time at the Big 0
Festival, Ray Thunderhawk and
his assistants, who are all volun-
teers, showed the big cats to
spellbound crowds.
The cats were introduced one
by one and history was presented
on how this cat came to be at the
rescue center located in Central
Florida. White and Yellow Tigers
and a beautiful cougar were avail-
able for posing for photographs
and many took advantage of the


opportunity to have their picture
made with a "Big Cat". Big Cat
Rescue is a non -profit organiza-
tion solely supported by private
contributions. A tax-deductible
donation goes strictly to the care
and feeding of the cats and the
maintenance of their sanctuary.
The Thunderhawk staff is
composed of volunteers from all
walks of life. Among the volun-
teers this weekend were a prac-
See Festival Page 6


By Mark Young

LAKEPORT Purse your
lips and' squint your eyes, it's
time to be introduced to Flori-
da's most unique fruit, in the
form of the annual Lakeport
Sour Orange Festival.
The fun is set to begin Feb.
12 and this year's excitement is
expected to draw thousands of
people into the world of this
most prestigious, exotic taste.
According to Susan Etchey, festi-
val publicist, this year's exciting
atmosphere is expected top it's
12-year history.
"We expect a lot more peo-
ple than we have had in the
past," she said. "It's the first time
we are offering cash prizes and


are bringing in top-notch enter-
tainment. There is a new energy
surrounding this year's festival.
We have a new board and a lot
more volunteers who are doing
away with some of the old ideas
and really beefing this year's fes-
tival up."
Joining the entertainment
draw for this year's festival will
be the American Concert Band
Organ, which has been enter-
taining festival crowds for 100
years. The European-stylecal-
liope is known to play the "hap-
piest music on earth," with its
600-song capability.
Adding to the musical enter-
tainment will be The Gator
See Festival Page 18


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above sea
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Obituaries .......... 2
Opinion ........... .4
School ............ 13
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Echols is Angler of the Year


By Tracy Whirls
The Big 0 Bassmasters cele-
brated their successful 2004 sea-
son with their annual banquet
Saturday, recognizing members
for their efforts in organizing
their own monthly tourna-
ments, as well as public tourna-
ments, including the annual
Chalo Nitka Big Bass Tourna-
ment and raising funds for wor-
thy local causes including Pro-
ject Graduation and Senior
Connections.
The Big 0 Bassmasters,
which began as a fishing club
before branching out to
become a fundraising organiza-
tion, is comprised of 24 mem-
bers ranging in age from 30-
somethings to retirees.
According to founding mem-
ber Russell Echols, the group


membership is capped at 24,
with a waiting list to join, to
enable members to compete in,
tournaments as a group
throughout the southeast. Tour-
naments are held monthly on
Lake Okeechobee, Lake June
and Lake Kissimmee.
Anglers vary in skill from
recent novice Della Rhymes to
professional competitors like
Art Hodges, who fishes on the
BSS tour, Curt Roy, a profession-
al fishing' guide, Mike Wood-
ham, past president and past
Angler of the Year who earned
the BFW Non Boater award in
2002, and Echols himself who
has earned Angler of the Year
honors in the Angler's Choice
Tournament and fifth place in
the BFL.
"We fish at all levels," Mr.
Echols said. "Everybody has


some experience to full-fledged
pros who fish all over the south-
eastern United States."
Big 0 Bassmasters compete
against one another during one
tournament a month and can
earn up to 10 points a month.
"Our average catch is 11
pounds," Mr. Echols said, which
is more than the recent winners
of the two-day FLW tournament
in Clewiston landed.
Since they organized, the Big
O Bassmasters have revived the
annual Chalo Nitka tournament,
organizing it as a "Big Fish"
tourney, with the top prize
awarded to the angler who
catches the biggest fish. Unlike
other tournaments, which limit
the number of anglers to two
men to a boat, or award prizes
See Banquet Page 13


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Big 0 Bassmasters tournament director Tony Wilson pres-
ents Russell Echols with the club's Angler of the Year award
during their annual 'banquet held Jan. 29 at the VFW in
Clewiston. Mr. Echols earned 240 points for the honor.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, February 3, 2005


Birth


Tebryn.Jared Branch
Tebryn Jared Branch
Brian and Joyanna Branch of Ft.
Lauderdale are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Tebryn Jared
Branch. He was born Jan. 18,2005.
He weighed six pounds, 10


Courtesy photo


ounces, and was 20 inches long at
birth. Maternal grandparents are
Paul Bryan of Miami, and Olga Pot-
tinger of Ft. Lauderdale. Paternal
grandparents are Thomas and Faye
Branch of Canal Point.


Manatee deaths



released by FWC


ST. PETERSBURG Biologists
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission s'
(FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute (FWRI) have confirmed
that 276 manatees were docu-
mented to have died in state waters
in 2004.
While the total of 276 for 2004
appears to be a big drop from he
previous year's total of 370, 96 of
those animals in 2003 are suspect-
ed to have died due to a prolonged
red tide event in Southwest Florida.
In 2004, only four manatees are
suspected to have died due to red
tide.
According to preliminary
reports, 69 manatees died this year
due to watercraft-related injuries.
That number (69) is consistent
with past years, with watercraft
representing 25 percent of total
manatee mortality. With several
periods of prolonged cold weather,
the number of manatees dying
from cold stress was higher with 49
deaths in 2004. When the water
temperature falls below 68
degrees, manatees, particularly
juveniles, become more suscepti-
ble to cold stress. Other causes of
manatee deaths include floodgate
and Canal lock, other human caus-
es, and natural.
Visit
http://research.myfwc.com/fea-
tures/view article.asp?id= 14855 to
view manatee mortality statistics
and related information. The Mana-


Courtesy pnuioto/nurew uirrLtt
/Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
Florida manatees.
tee Mortality Online Search allows
users to find manatee mortality
information by county, cause of
death, and date from 1974 through
Oct. 31, 2004. Two report formats
are available: A summary report
that lists the search results in a
numbers-only table and an individ-.
ual report that provides detailed
information such as sex, size,
region, and cause of death. The
2004 preliminary manatee mortali-
ty report compares the 2004 pre-
liminary mortality totals with those
in 2003, 2002, and a five-year mor-
tality average.
To report a dead or injured man-
atee, please call toll free (888) 404-
FWCC (3922).


Graduate


Loretta K. Taylor
The Florida Independent Col-
lege Fund has awarded a Degree
Completer Scholarship to Loret-
ta K. Taylor. Loretta, a senior
from Moore Haven, is majoring
in interdisciplinary Studies at
International College. The goal
of the Degree Completer Schol-
arship is to aid Floridians who
need financial assistance in
order to complete their bache-
lor's degree. This Degree Com-
pleter Scholar was nominated by
her school.
Loretta is a member of the 4-
H Club and Future Farmers of
America and a volunteer at the
local library. Her honors include
being named Officer of the
Month. She has also received
certificates of appreciation for
outstanding services as a teach-
ing assistant and for vocational


instruction in horticulture. After
graduation, Loretta plans to
teach elementary school and
hopes to own and manage her
own landscape nursery.
The Degree Completer Schol-
arship Program is administered
by the Florida Independent Col-
lege Fund, a not-for-profit foun-
dation for program and
resources development, for the
Independent Colleges and Uni-
versities of Florida. Based in
Deland, FICF is dedicated to pro-
viding financial assistance to stu-
dents attending Florida's 28
independent colleges and uni-
versities. Funds are granted by
corporate partners who are
equally committed to providing
the best educational alternatives
for today's college students and
tomorrow's leaders. For infor-
mation on this and other schol-
arships, log on to www.ficf.org.


Obituaries


Leona H. Raineri
Leona H. Raineri, 89, of Stuart
died Jan. 26, 2005 at her resi-
dence. Born in Williston, Leona
has resided in Stuart since 1984,
moving here from Pahokee.
Prior to retiring Leona was an
Admitting Clerk with Everglades
Memorial Hospital in Pahokee.
She was a member of New Hope
Fellowship, in Palm City. She
was preceded in death by her
husband Hugo J. Raineri, and
.her daughter-Arlene Haley. Sur-
vivors include three sons, John
Hugo Raineri of Stuart, Carlo T.
Raineri of Pahokee, and Barry K.
Raineri of Arcadia; her daughter,
Elizabeth A. Stuart, of Stuart; her
sister, Jewel Large of West Palm
Beach; and eight grandchildren
and 11 great grandchildren. Ser-
vices were held at New Hope
Fellowship in Palm City, Jan. 29,
1 p.m. with Pastor Gary Durham
officiating. Interment followed
at Port Mayaca Cemetery.
Arrangements by Martin Funeral
Home and Crematory, Stuart.
John Graham Smith
John Graham Smith, 71, of
Clewiston died, Saturday, Jan.
15, 2005, at Grace Health Care of
Clewiston after a long battle
with emphysema. Born Nov. 9,
1933 in Norristown, Pa., outside
of Philadelphia to H. Willard and
Martha Smith. John joined the
Air Force in 1953 during the
Korean War and served his
country as an Airman First Class,
receiving a National Defense
Service Medal and an honorable
discharge. He was wed to Joan
Genevieve Heljenek on Jan. 25,
1958, -who preceded him in
death in 1981. John was a for-
mer member of the NHRA


where he raced his 1964 Stude-
baker Avanti very successfully in
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and
Florida. He moved to Clewiston
in 1976 and opened the Bargain-
Fixit Shop at 110 Central Ave. He
then transformed that business
into the Video Game Center,
later becoming the Video Tape
Center. John was an astute busi-
nessman with not only those
businesses but several real
estate properties as well. He was
also a journeyman electrician
for more than 40 years. He is sur-
vived by his son, Stephen and
granddaughter Kylie of Jupiter,
FL, his sister, "Betty" and his
.niece Tracy of Hallandale, FL,
and his nephew Kenneth of
Loveland, CO, and several dear
friends and family all of whom
will miss him immensely. There
will be a small memorial service
held Friday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. at
John Stretch Park. In lieu of
flowers, we ask that a donation
be made to the American Can-
cer Society in John's name.
Carmen Silva
Carmen Silva, 70, of Port
Charlotte died, Wednesday, Jan.
26, 2005 at Don Secours-St.
Joseph Hospital. Carmen was
born in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba and
has lived here for four years. She
is survived by her sons, Roberto
Silva, of Clewiston, and Rolando
Silva of West Palm Beach;
daughter, Carmen Whitehead of
Port Charlotte; seven grandchil-
dren; and one great grandchild.
Services were held Jan. 30 at
Akin-Davis Funeral Chapel, bur-
ial followed at Ridgelawn Ceme-
tery. Officiating clergy was Pas-
tor Manuel Monzano. Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes is in charge of
arrangements.


Disaster aid flows to Florida communities


ORLANDO The U.S. Depart-
ment of Homeland Security's Fed-
eral Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) to date has obli-
gated more than $357 million to
reimburse local governments and
private, non-profit entities for
cleanup and infrastructure repair
and rebuilding following the four
hurricanes that struck Florida in
2004.
Local governments provided
emergency services and immedi-
ately began removing debris and
repairing damaged public facilities
following Hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. FEMA's
public assistance (infrastructure)
program provides supplemental
federal disaster grant assistance to
make repairs, restore and rebuild
publicly owned facilities in coun-
ties declared major disasters. For
the hurricanes, the federal govern-
ment is reimbursing 90 percent of
the eligible cost for emergency
measures and permanent restora-
tion. State and local governments
will pay the remaining 10 percent.
A breakdown of the amounts
and types of disaster assistance to
Floridians for the 2004 hurricanes
is as follows:


Total approved assistance for
individuals who suffered damages
has surpassed $3.85 billion.
To date, 1.22-million storm vic-
tims have applied for federal and
state assistance.
A total of $1.106 billion in fed-
eral and state disaster assistance
grants has been approved for
Florida residents in all 67 counties.
Of that amount, $521.7 million
has been approved to pay for
lodging expenses,, rental assis-
tance and minimal home repairs.
The balance of $584.4 million cov-
ers other needs, which may
include such items as.repair or
replacement of personal property,
funeral expenses, and medical
and dental costs related to the
storm.
Storm victims occupy more
than 14,700 manufactured hous-
ing units mobile homes and trav-
el homes in FEMA created or
leased short-term housing sites.
National Flood Insurance Pro-
gram claims received total 26,956.
The U.S. Small Business
Administration has approved
nearly $1.23 billion in low-interest
loans to, repair storm-damaged
homes and businesses. Busifess-


es may also be eligible' for eco-
nomic injury loans, which are
loans to assist businesses in get-
ting back on their feet following a
storm.
More than $1.16 billion was
paid for emergency response and
protective measures.
More than $9.2 million has
been disbursed in Disaster Unem-
ployment Assistance benefits.
Some 522,487 applicants have
been to one of the 92 mobile and
fixed site Disaster Recovery Cen-
ters (DRCs). Presently, 37 DRCs
continue to assist applicants
throughout the state.
Officials urge all homeowners,
renters and business owners who
sustained hurricane damage to
apply for federal and state disaster
assistance. Floridians have until
Feb. 28, to apply for assistance.
The number to call to register is
(800) 621-FEMA (3362). The hear-
ing and speech-impaired should
call TTY (800) 462-7585. Both
numbers operate seven days a
week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Applicants also may register for
assistance online at FEMA's Web
site, http://www.fema.gov. Look
for and click on the words "Regis-


ter for Disaster Assistance Online"
located in the right-hand side of
the page.


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Want to feel better? Just breathe


Take a deep breath. Let it out
slowly. Feel better?
A report released last week
-from the Mayo Clinic found that
deep breathing can lower your
blood pressure and help ease
muscle tension.
The January issue of Mayo
Women s Health Sources offers
tips on how to relax.
. Sit in a comfortable chair
with your feet flat on the floor.
Close your eyes.
Let your lower abdomen
relax and expand as it fills with air.
When your lungs and
abdomen are full,, slowly let air
out through your mouth and
allow your diaphragm to collapse.
Repeat. If your mind wan-
ders, return your attention to
breathing.
When you are ready to end
the session, don't jump out of the
chair. Take it slowly.
Another way to use breathing
to relax comes from yoga. It is
called square breathing
Product recalls
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission, in coopera-
tion with the firm named below,


A ', : .
Healthier
Life .


with Katrina Elsken

announced a voluntary recall of
the following consumer products.
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
S.)
Name of product: Chamois
Blankets
Units: About 92,000
Manufacturer: Pottery Barn
Kids, of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The decorative stitch-
ing on the blanket's edge can
come loose, allowing a child to
become entangled in the yarn.
This poses a strangulation hazard
to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Pottery


Barn Kids has received four
reports of incidents involving the
decorative stitching coming
loose. No injuries have been
reported.
Description: This recall
involves children's chamois blan-
kets made of 100 percent poly-
ester. The blankets were sold in
yellow, pink, blue and green, and
the reverse side of all the blankets
are white. Decorative yarn in a
coordinating color is stitched
around the blanket's edge. The
blanket measures 30 inches wide
by 40 inches long and are labeled
for stroller use. A label on the
blanket reads "pottery barn kids"
and "Made in Korea."
Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids
stores nationwide, through the
Pottery Barn catalog, and Pottery-
BarnKids.com from December
2002 through December 2004 for
about $30.
Manufactured in: Korea.
Remedy: Consumers can
remove the decorative stitching or
contact Pottery Barn Kids for
information on how to receive a
replacement or refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact
Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (877)


800-9720 between 7 a.m. and 12
a.m. daily or visit the firm's Web
site at www.potterybarnkids.com
m/>.
Product: Aprilaire Electronic
Air Cleaners
Units: About 67,000
Manufacturer: Research Prod-
ucts Corp., of Madison, Wis.
Hazard: The air cleaner's plas-
tic inner housing and filter are not
flame-resistant. If electrical arcing
occurs in the cleaner, a fire can
develop. This poses a risk of burn
injuries and property damage.
Incidents/Injuries: Research
Products has received six reports
of fires involving these air clean-
ers. No injuries were reported.
Description: The recall
involves all Aprilaire Model 5000
Electronic Air Cleaners. The air
cleaners are almond colored and
located near the heating and cool-
ing equipment. An identification
label on the access door reads
"Aprilaire Model 5000."
Sold by: Independent HVAC
dealers nationwide from June
2000 through December 2004 for
an installed price of about $800.
Manufactured in: United States


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By Tracy Whirls

The Seminole Tribe of Florida
hosted a groundbreaking ceremo-
ny for the first phase of a federal
and state-sponsored project aimed
at widening, upgrading and
improving safety on Snake Road,
the primary access route to the Big
Cypress reservation, linking 1-75 on
the south, to south of Hendry
County Road 835.
In welcoming Tribal members,
Elders, and Tribal Council from
both Seminole and Miccosukee
Tribes, as well as representatives
from the congressional and senato-
rial staffs of Representatives Mark
Foley, Alcee Hastings, and Bill Nel-
son, the Florida Department of
Transportation, the Indian Health
Service, the Bureau of Indian
Affairs, and the Federal Highway
Administration to the groundbreak-
ing Friday, Billy Cypress, Chairman
of the Mjccosukee Tribe of Indians,
said the 19-mile stretch of roadway
has proved to be hazardous and life
threatening.
'"We have lost dear members
from the Seminole and Miccosukee
Tribes, as well as civilians who pass
through our reservations to gain
access to surrounding towns and
cities," Mr. Cypress said. "In one sur-
vey alone, from 1997 to 2000, it was
reported that more than 70 acci-
dents occurred in this period, result-
ing in 46 injuries, six deaths and
more than $400,000 in damage."
The problem is that the road,
shaped like the snake after which it
is named, consists of two narrow,
10-foot travel lanes with soft shoul-
ders, bordered by a canal.
"Once a motorist hits the grass
shoulder, the narrow road with soft
shoulders, combined with the lack
of guard rails, make it very likely
that the vehicle will end up in the
canal," Mr. Cypress said. "In 2000,
we began to hold meetings
between the tribes and various gov-
ernmental agencies to discuss the
options for making Snake Road
safer and to discuss the potential
environmental impact and the
financial support that would be
available to us."
The first phase of the project, to
stabilize the shoulders on the road,
will bring the shoulders level with
the existing roadway.
"We recognize that it is not
enough, but it is a very important
starting point," Mr. Cypress said.
The initial project, contracted by


Courtesy photos
Ground was broken Friday on a shoulder stabilization project
aimed ultimately at widening Snake Road, which links 1-75 to
Hendry County Road 835, through Miccosukee tribal land an
the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation.


the Seminole Tribe, with survey
and design by Keith and Schnars.
and constructed by Community
Asphalt will build upon the existing
shoulders by adding permeable
materials, such as lime rock and
gravel, to correct the drop off at the
edge of the pavement, to add more
shoulder width and provide a
recovery area for motorists. Work
on phase I is expected to be com-
pleted in six months.
"From the start of this project
we have been generously support-'
ed by a $500,000 Federal appropria-
tion championed by Representa-
tive Mark Foley," Mr. Cypress said.


"The Florida Department of Trans-
portation, District One, committed
$350,000 to this investment in our
communities. Additionally, we
have been supported by the Indian
Health Service with $100,000 con-
tributed to the re-stabilizing of the
roadway shoulders, as well as
$195,000 in funding from the
Bureau of Indian Affairs."
The total price tag for the shoul-
der stabilization project is $1.1 mil-
lion.
The Florida Department of
Transportation is currently con-
ducting preliminary design and
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the Miccosukee Tribe of Indi-
ans, spoke of the lives lost
due to the treacherous
curves, narrow shoulders and
deep canal lining the aptly
name Snake Road, which has
necessitated a $1.1-million
road improvement project.
assessments for a longer-term proj-
ect to widen the road, widen and
pave the shoulders and adjust the
horizontal alignment to provide for
a safe operating speed of 45 mph.
Tribal representatives will con-
tinue to work with the Florida dele-
gation to secure additional funding
for future improvements through
the transportation reauthorization
bill.


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PUBLIC HEARING
ON FEBRUARY 24, 2005
AT 7:00 P.M.
IN THE
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BOARD MEETING ROOM
400 lOTH STREET, SW
MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA

TO CONSIDER A PROPOSED
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Hendry/Glades Counties top unemployment rates


By Mark Young

This year's unprecedented
i.rric.ne season has been both
a blessing a curse to Florida's
work force.
V-hike the recovery efforts
3rn' fcur devastating hurricanes
lias sparked a statewide eco..
nor.ric boom in terms of increas-
ing Fi.rida's workforce in cer-
tain industry sectors, it has
subsequently hurt economic
recovery in the agricultural
industry.
Florida's farmers have done a
remarkable job in overcoming
the onslaught, which beset the
industry over the summer's hur-
ricane season, but it did slow
overall production, consequent-
ly vaulting unemployment num-
bers in agricultural areas.


Hendry County is showing
small signs of recovery based on
a report from the Florida Agency
for Workforce Innovation.
According to the .report, Hendry
County has the highest unem-.
ployment rate in the state at 8.7
percent.
The December numbers con-
clude a one-percent increase
from a year ago, but the num-
bers show a significant drop
from the November preliminary
report, which recorded an 11.1
percent unemployment rate.
The percentage rates impact a
reported workforce in Hendry
County of 15,393, of which
14,058 people are reported to
have employment. Currently, the
report indicates, as of Decem-
ber, that 1,335 people are out of
work.


The situation is much dire in
other counties, such as Broward
County where more than 41,000
people have filed for unemploy-
ment benefits, but in terms of
percentage rates to population,
Hendry County had the highest
reported unemployment rating.
Glades County was reported
as the second highest county
with an 8.6 percent unemploy-
ment rate. It is up 1.2 percent
from last year's report and has
continued to climb from
November's preliminary report
by two tenths of a point.
Glades County has a work-
force population of 3,929, with
3,591 people holding employ-
ment. The report indicates that
there are currently 338 people
who are out of work.
Agricultural employment is


up by 2.3 percent from last year,
indicating the industry's
attempts at full recovery.
Statewide, the construction
industry was shown to have a
3.2-percent increase in employ-
ment the second largest and
the jump is attributed to the
ongoing hurricane recovery
efforts.
"Construction remains one of
Florida's solid growth industries,
as low mortgage rates and storm
rebuilding activities continued to
contribute to the growth in this
sector," writes Warren May, who
prepared the report.
Overall, the state of Florida
remains below the average
national unemployment rate -
5.4 percent with the state hold-
ing at 4.5 percent. Florida's
nonagricultural growth has the


FWC cites best bets to bag pan fish


Panfish/sunfish: Here in the
deep south, we call them bream.
They are those deep-bodied fish
that occupy pretty much every
body of water in Florida, accord-
ing to the Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC).
Bream can be scrappy enough
to put, up a decent fight for
anglers who use light tackle, or a
small child can land them with a
cane pole.
Bluegill, redear sunfish (shell-
crackers), redbreast sunfish,
spotted sunfish (stumpknock-
ers) and warmouth, deep-fried
with hush puppies and cheese
grits on the side make up a tradi-
tional southern feast that's hard
to match anywhere else in the
world.
The most popular bream in
these parts is the bluegill, basi-
cally because it is the most
abundant A -d one of the tastiest.
People catch them on earth-
worms, .cickets. and grass
shrimp. also hit little
spinner oaits, popping bugs and
sinking flies. The state record for
bluegill is 2.95 pounds.
Shellcfackers taste just as
good as their bluegill cousins,
but they're bigger. In fact, the
state-record shellcracker is a
4.86-pound monster. Shellcrack-
ei.s ,:,, foi s.>"ams,-grass shrimp p,
cink,-rs, sr.,ils and clams Fly-
frl.-i'_ irien lI ;!n a 'e''i here ndi,
there, but',shellcrackers don't
seem to care much for artificial
baits.
For other types of bream,
earthworms are the bait to use.
Fish around woody structures or
vegetation.
FWC fisheries biologists, who
spend their time sizing up fish-
ing opportunities here in the
fishing capital of the world, have
announced their picks for Flori-
da's best bream-fishing holes for
2005. They are (in no particular
order):
Lake Monroe, near Sanford.
This lake is a good one for
bluegill anglers, particularly if
water levels remain high. Also,
anglers who work bulrush areas
might bag some nice shellcrack-
ers.
Lake Kissimmee, in Osceola
County. For ,,. r and shell-
cracker anglers, this lake is a
baby doll for boaters .and
waders. Use weighted crickets
to lure bluegill off their beds,
and get ready for a big fish fry.
June through August is prime
time.
West Lake Tohopekaliga
(Lake Toho, for short), near
Kissimmee. Besides being a leg-
end among bass anglers all over
the world, Lake Toho's bluegill


Courtesy art/FWC
Black Crappie


Redear sunfish
and shellcrackers this year are
big and hungry and looking for a
fight. Anglers who want to
accommodate them should ren-
dezvous along the grass-line or
open-water areas at Brown
s Point, the mouth of Goblit
s Cove and South Steer Beach.
Fish with earthworms, crickets,
beetle spins, minnows or dough
balls.
Lake Okeechobee. The Big 0
is always on list of best fishing
holes for just about any kind of
anglers. The bluegill are in the
rim canal. They are also hanging
out with the shellcrackers at
Indian -P.iie,Eishealing Bay,
Wesl.\Vali-Ba\. otorm and Peli-,
can Ba\ Br-aim here like sandy-
botiom ars uw ,:,ive teel deep.
The best bait for them is grass
shrimp, but shellcrackers will
also take earthworms, and
bluegill will go for crickets. Fly-
fishers can do well with popping
bugs and sinking flies. Jigs and
spinners on ultra-light tackle can
make fishing in Lake Okee-
chobee a memorable experi-
ence.
Lake Panasoffkee, in Sumter
County. FWC biologists have
been nurturing this lake with
tender loving care in recent
years, and they've got it to
where shellcrackers, bluegill
and warmouth are practically
jumping into boats. Bream fish-
ing is best during full-moon peri-
ods at Shell Point, Grassy Point
and Tracy s Point. Bream
also await anglers at the shell
beds at the mouth of the Outlet
River and in the middle of the
lake. Little Jones Creek is the
place for warmouth action if the
.water stays high.
Lake Talquin, near Tallahas-
see. Starting in May and lasting
throughout the summer, shell-
crackers and bluegill will lurk
around the upper end of the
reservoir and in the backs of var-
ious creeks. They'll be waiting in
three-seven feet of water to


Spotted bream


Bluegill
pounce on .artificial flies, earth-
worms, crickets. or whatever
else anglers .offer them on fly
rods, bream busters or light
spinning tackle ,i t r you fish
for bream in this lake, it's a.good
idea to invite some neighbors
over for supper beforehand,
because ,,-. probably need
some heip eating all the fish
you'll catch.
Tenoroc, on the outskirts of
Lakeland. This 13-lake complex
is paradise for bream anglers,
not to mention bass fishermen.
Tenoroc consistently has the
highest catch ratio of all the
water bodies .in, Florida. FWC
fisheries biolugists gtt to .try
pretty much anything they want
to do on Tenoroc, and the result
is a fishing opportunity
unmatched anywhere. Call the
Tenoroc office at (863) 499-2421
to make reservations. Tenoroc is
open four days a week.
Lake Harris Chain, near Lees-
burg. This is where bream
anglers get to square off with the
real shellcracker and bluegill
heavyweights. Bream grow big
in these waters and demonstrate
some real fighting spirit on their
end of a fishing line. Anglers find
them in four-six feet of water
near Astatuia and the Howey
Bridge spanning Little Lake Har-
ris, plus the lily pads and spatter-
dock patches near the Ninth
Street Canal out from Leesburg.
Bluegill also take to the shal-
lows, tight to the saw grass
shorelines. Just downstream
from Lake Harris, Lake Eustis
offers its own, opportunities,
complete with gravel fish attrac-
tors along the Eustis Lake Walk
pier and shell beds near the sail-
boat marina and along the east
shore. The lily pads in Dead
River offer good fishing. Lake
Griffin offers good shellcracker
fishing in the mouth of Haines
Creek, Yale Canal and along the
wooded banks of the northern
end of Pine Island. Live worms


and grass shrimp are the baits to
use throughout the whole chain.
Lake Marian, in Osceola
County. This little sweetheart is a
well-kept secret among bream
anglers. Shellcracker fishing
heats up in March or April,
bluegill fishing kicks in a little
later, and bream fishermen wear
themselves out all the way
through the summer months.
Fish in this lake bite best during
full moon and new moon peri-
ods. Use worms, crickets or
grass shrimp for bait or try cast-
ing tiny spinner baits on ultra-
light tackle.
. Lake Istokpoga, near Sebring.
This large, but relatively shallow,
lake is a bluegill honey-hole, and
it's a fun lake to fish because of
the way anglers do best when
they study and follow fish's
movements and habits. From
April through June, panfish hang
around cattails and bulrush.
Other times of year, the best
spots are around Big Island,
Grassy Island, Bumble Bee
Island, around sand sandbars
and along the edges of eelgrass.
Use crickets for bluegill and live
worms for shellcrackers. Pop-
ping bugs work well for fly-fish
ermen.
Choctawhatchee River,, in the
Panhandle. This is the place to
go for shellcrackers. They like to
bed in its quiet waters during
April, and they stay hungry until
early fall. Also, in late spring and
early summer, redbreast sunfish,
stumpknockers and warmouth
wait for worms, crickets and
grass- shrimp in the smaller
creeks off the main channel.
Panfish from the river are at their
best swimming in a deep fryer
amid some hush puppies.
Suwannee River, from the
gulf to the Georgia line. If you
think all the world is sad and
dreary everywhere you roam,
maybe a mess of stumpknock-
ers and redbreast sunfish from
the Suwannee River is your tick-
et to bliss. Anglers find plenty of
action in the middle stretch of
the river, but as they move closer
to the mouth, fishing goes from
good to magnificent.' This river
has plenty of bluegill and shell-
crackers too. Try near tree banks
on deep shores, the creek
mouths and along water lilies.
Use crickets, mealworms, beetle
spins or fly-fishing tackle with
small popping bugs. If you can
find some catalpa worms, get
some of them for bait too, and
tell the old folks at home you'll
be bringing back enough bream
to feed everybody.


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these activities and needing more information about equal opportunities at the
Cooperative, may contact L.T. Todd, General Manager and Affirmative Action
Compliance Officer, Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc., by writing to him at
Glades Electric Cooperative, PO. Box 519, Moore Haven, FL 33471; or by
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Crime Stoppers


Wanted Fugitives
Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County Inc. is asking citizens to
help locate Nigel Archer, alias
Shaun Smith,
wanted for
felony violation nA
of probation '
possession of
marijuana in
excess of 20
grams/posses-
sion of mari-
juana with '
intent to sell, Nigel Archer
violation of
probation possession of marijua-
na with intent to sell; sale of mari-
juana and first, degree murder


with a firearm. His date of birth is
11-30-77. He is a black male 6'0"
tall and weighs 200 lbs. with black
hair and brown eyes. His last
known address was N. State Road
715, Belle Glade. His occupation
is unknown.
If you know the whereabouts
of Nigel Archer or anyone
involved in a serious crime, call
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
You can remain anonymous 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.
Archer was a wanted fugitive
at the time of this publication.


Bronson announces

increased wildfire threat


TALLAHASSEE-Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer. Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son today announced an elevated
wildfire threat in Florida forests
damaged by the 2004 hurricanes.
"From Naples to Pensacola,
many once-scenic stands of trees
are now tangled masses of trunks
and limbs," Bronson said. "This
additional debris will make wild-
fires more difficult to control and
more dangerous for our firefight-
ers."
Many trees damaged by high
winds or inundated by heavy
rains are expected to die from
insect and disease infestations
over the ftext two years. This sce-
nario, combined with tinder-dry
grasses and frost-damaged brush,
means conditions in Florida are
conducive to an active wildfire
season. Bronson is urging people
who visit parks or forests to be
especially careful with lighted
materials, such as cigarettes. In
addition, smoke from wildfires
can contribute.to reduced visibili-
ty on the highways.
"The best decision is to not
drive in. poor visibility," Bronson
said. "But, if smoke or fog is
encountered on the highway,'
motorists should slow down, turn
on the low-beam headlights and
remain alert."


When visibility deteriorates to
the point that continued travel is
unsafe, motorists are advised to
pull all the way off of the roadway
and turn on their emergency
flashers until the smoke subsides.
Bronson is also reminding
people to be very careful when
burning yard trash outdoors. Out-
door burning to reduce yard trash
and household paper products is
allowed in most Florida counties
(daylight hours only) provided the
fire is enclosed in a noncom-
bustible container or excavated
pit and covered by a metal mesh
or grill. The fire must be located
away from any occupied build-
ings and any nearby woodlands
and must be attended'at all times.
Residents are urged to contact
their local Division of Forestry
office to find out if weather condi-
tions make outdoor burning
unsafe.
Wildfires can occur through-
out the year in Florida, but the
most active part of the wildfire
season is usually from January
through May. Florida averages
about 5,000 wildfires each year.
Since Jan. 1, Florida has experi-
enced 191 wildfires that burned
1,547 acres. Many of those fires
were the result of escaped out-
door yard trash burning.


Road improvement
David Cypress, Big Cypress Reservation Tribal Council
Representative of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, speaks
at the Snake Road project groundbreaking ceremony.
Economic development at the Big Cypress Reservation,
which hosts concerts, historic re-enact,.ents, heritage
festivals and boasts a Motocross Park and other facilities
hinge on making improvements to Snake Road.


Oliver North to speak at


fund-raising breakfast


FORT MYERS-Oliver L.
North, retired Army colonel and
combat-decorated Marine, will be
speaking at a fund-raising break-
fast sponsored by the Boy Scouts
of America Southwest Florida
Council Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs.
The event, which will benefit
the Southwest Florida Council's
Friends of Scouting Campaign,
will begin with registration open-
ing at 7:30 a.m. and the program
will begin at 8 a.m.
Colonel North was with the
National Security Council staff
during the Reagan administration
and served as the United States
Counter-Terrorism Coordinator in
the mid-1980s. He is the recipient
of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star
for Valor, two Purple Hearts and
much international acclaim for
his work in Grenada, Libya and
Iraq. He is the author of three
New York Times best sellers and
the founder of Freedom Alliance,
a foundation that awards scholar-


ships to the children of service
members killed in action. Born in
Texas, but currently residing in
Washingt6n, D.C., North is also an
inventor holding three U.S.
patents a syndicated columnist
and television talk host.
Donations for general seating
at the event are at our Pacesetter
level per person. Table sponsor-
ships are available for 10 atten-
dees and up-front seating.
The Boy Scouts of America
Southwest Florida Council serves
over 25,000 youth throughout
seven counties in Southwest Flori-
da. The Friends of Scouting Cam-
paign funds the council in provid-
ing the scouting program to boys
and girls ages seven to 21. For
more information on our break-
fast with Oliver North or the
scouting program, please contact
Maryann Edgington at the South-
west Florida Council Boy Scout
Office in Fort Myers at (239) 936-
8072 or (800) 269-8072. Informa-
tion is available online at
www.swflcouncilbsa.org.


Nelson makes request


for more Navy strength
WASHINGTON Seeking to and issue the appropriate orders.
avoid another possible Pearl Har- and budgetary guidance required
bor-like disaster, U.S. Sen. Bill Nel- to implement such a decision."
son launched an effort to move Presently, Mayport only lacks
one of the Navy's four nuclear air- the maintenance facilities neces-
craft carriers, based in Norfolk, Vir- sary to house a nuclear carrier. The
ginia, to Jacksonville's Mayport Navy has recently indicated to Nel-
Naval Station. Nelson urged the son, that it is actively studying the
head of Navy operations, Admiral requirements and costs of com-
Vernon Clark, to make the move pleting these improvements a
quickly due to the security threat move that increases the likelihood
posed by having nearly half the that Jacksonville could eventually
country's nuclear carrier fleet become the home of a nuclear-
based in one location, powered carrier.
"I am convinced that the nation The push to relocate a carrier
requires more than one Atlantic from Norfolk to Jacksonville fol-
coast naval station capable of lows recent efforts led by Nelson in
home-porting nuclear aircraft car- the Senate and U.S. Rep. Ander
riders as a matter of strategic Crenshaw in the House to fight a
urgency and risk mitigation," Nel- defense department plan to
son, a member of the Senate reduce the nation's carrier fleet by
Armed Services panel, wrote in his one, from 12 to 11. That decision
letter to Clark. "I urge you to rapid- would lead to getting rid of the
ly establish a second nuclear carri- non-nuclear, Mayport-based carri-
er base at Naval Station Mayport er USS John F. Kennedy.

AG Crist helps to launch

Folic Acid Awarness Week


MIAMI BEACH-Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist joined withthe
March of Dimes to kick off Folkc
Acid Awareness Week by distrib-
uting vitamins to underserved
women of childbearing age in
Miami Beach, The distribution of
these vitamins through the Vita-
Grant Project, funded through a
$2 million grant from the Attorney
General's Office, took place at the
Miami Beach Community Health
Center and is part of a statewide
effort.
"It is gratifying to see tangible
benefits coming from programs
we have assisted," said Crist. "Any
program designed to prevent
birth defects and enhance the
health of mother and child is wor-
thy of both public and private sup-
port. It is an honor to be part of
this important program."
Folic acid is a B-vitamin that
can be found in multivitamin pills
as well as naturally in foods such
as orange juice, dark green leafy
vegetables, or in enriched grains.
The United States Public Health
Service recommends that all
women who could become preg-
nant take 400 micrograms of folic


acid each day. It is estimated that
70 percent of neural tube defects
could be prevented by taking in
the recommended amounts of
folic acid each day.
According to the March of
Dimes, medical studies have
found that 400 micrograms taken
daily at least one month before
conception and during the first
few months of pregnancy can
reduce the risk of having an infant
born with spina bifida or anen-
cephaly, the two most common
neural tube defects.
The Florida VitaGrant is a part-
nership between the March of
Dimes, the Florida Birth Defects
Registry and the Florida Depart-
ment of Health.


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ticing attorney at law and a phar-
macist who spend their free time
with the animals. To learn more
about Big Cat Rescue, go to
www.thunderhawk.org on the
Web. If you see someone with a
"Big Cat" shirt on, you will know
the purchase of that shirt helped to
care for rescued animals. Thunder-
hawk Big Cat Rescue is located in
Sharpes, Fla. Since the founding of
Big Cat Rescue, 59 big cats have
been saved.
Another spectacular event
enjoyed and photographed by
many were the birds of prey. Lynda
White of Florida Audubon Birds of
Prey center in Maitland brought
Paige the eagle, Daisy the owl,
Bobby the burrowing owl, Newton
the Kestrel and Cracker the Cara
Cara to the show. To the delight of
hundreds they strutted, fluttered
and "posed for pictures." Paige sat
on her perch high above and care-
fully watched the people and every
now and then would let out a typi-
cal eagle scream.
Mrs. White and her husband
Jim were also the keynote speakers
at the dinner held at the Clewiston
Inn on Saturday evening. The
group was enthralled with her sto-
ries of many of the Radical Raptors
and how they came to be at the res-
cue center and were amazed to
find that they treat and release 650
to'700 birds peryear.
Most of these come to them
from Florida, but they have
received some from as far away as
Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Two
Hundred and seventy Bald Eagles
have been released back into the
wild. Forty percent of the Bald
Eagle population can be traced
back to the Audubon Society. The
center has to make decisions many
times on life and health and some-


times call on falconers to help them
rehabilitate an injured eagle.
Mrs. White is the coordinator for
Audubon Eagle watch. There are
now 3,000-4,000 in the state of
Florida. Only Alaska has more
eagles than Florida. There are 285
Eagle Watch volunteers watching
nesting in Florida at this time. Citi-
zen scientists watch eagles to
ensure recovery of Bald Eagles.
Once an endangered species they
may come off the list this year. Due
to the hurricanes this past year, 70
percent of the old nests were
destroyed and they are having to
rebuild. Eagles have a reputation of
stealing from other birds but they
are truly beautiful, have massive
strength and size and represent our
country well.
To learn more about Eagle
Watch visit the Web site
www.audubonofforida.org/con-
servation/bop.htm
Visitors to the Doyle Conner
building had many crafts and items
to choose from including books by
local teacher and author, Nancy
Dale, and former Moore Haven res-
ident Sally Settle Barrow. Both
ladies have written books pertain-
ing to history of Glades County.
Charles Walters of Moore Haven
was happily turning out wood
objects with his lath while people
watched and asked questions. He
made objects to order while they
waited.
Last but not least, the food at the
festival was fantastic as usual. The
ladies from Moore Haven's
Women's Club served barbeque
dinners on Saturday and no festival
in this area would be complete
without Skinners Ribs. There were
also plenty of hot dogs, chili, chick-
en wings and other goodies to sat-
isfyyoung and old alike.
If you missed the festival this
year, just remember to mark your
calendar for the last weekend in
January next year.


Letter to the Editor


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his wife should be removed so
that she can be allowed to die
after years in a persistent vegeta-
tive state following a heart attack.
Meanwhile, Terri's parents
continue to hold hope that she
will recover. Michael claims that
Terri would not want to be kept
alive in this circumstance,
although there is no confirming
documentation. It has become a
battleground that involves the
courts and the Legislature: No
matter what your position is on
this, you must ask yourself:
Would you want the courts decid-
ing your fate, or the fate of some-
one you love?
At Hope Hospice, we often
encounter the beginnings of
these situations. Our role is not to
make decisions for patients or
families, nor sit in judgment of


their choices. Our desire is to
inform and encourage everyone
to take time to think seriously
about his or her values, choices
and goals regarding the end of
life. It's not difficult. It begins by
having conversations with people
you care about.
"Advance Directives" are sim-
ple forms legal documents that
are a record of your choices and
goals and instructions for your
future medical care in the event
you become unable to speak for
yourself.
Advance Directives may have
several components:
A health care power of attor-
ney or surrogate that allows you
to name a person you trust to
make your health care decisions
if you cannot make them your-
self.


A living will a statement
about your desires to have or not
to have your life prolonged by
extraordinary measures if you
have a terminal or incurable ill-
ness or if you are in a vegetative
state.
A declaration of an anatomical
gift, allowing you to make a gift
by will, organ.donor card or other
document.
Hope Hospice is committed to
ensuring that everyone is aware
of the need to plan for end-of-life
care. To learn more about
Advance Directives and to access
the planning materials, please
visit the Hope Web site at
www.hopehospice.org.

Samira K. Beckwith
President and CEO Hope of
Southwest Florida


Cold Snaps: A reason to give thanks


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
A few days back everyone was
saying "Brrr, its cold!" Yes it
was...compared to our usual tem-
peratures. I always get amused
when it seems to be cold here. I
used to live in the Canadian north.
From where I lived, I used to go to
the Artic. In February, those trips
could be cold. Going to a small
Inuit ("Eskimo") village in the
winter taught me about cold. It
meant scarves, gloves, long
underwear, boots that were lined,
a parka with a hood and a .hat
with ear flaps under the hood.
It meant running between
buildings to keep warm while you
were outside and it meant breath-
ing slowly because the air that
was coming in would be vary,
very cold in your lungs. It meant
knowing that fox fur was good to
have around the hood of your
parka because fox fur did not
freeze in the winter and you


hoped that the dogs that chased
you through the village didn't tear
your parka because you needed it
to keep warm. That's cold!
Do you know what concerned
the people there when they
learned I'd lived in Florida before?
They'd ask, "How could you
stand those hurricanes?" They
knew about cold but didn't
understand hurricanes. Recently
when the Far East was struck by a
tsunami, I noted that there is no
mass exodus planned by the sur-
vivors. They recognized a need for
a warning system, but that means
that they were planning to stay.
We hear about periodic earth-
quakes on the West Coast of the
U.S. but also that land prices there
are increasing. In the midst of a
dangerous area, more and more
people are planning to move
there. When I was in the north,
someone from Florida called and
said, "I don't know how you live
there!"
I said that people had figured it
out and they live pretty well. Now,


when someone in town tells me
it's cold, I tell them "not really."
We stop and reflect and then are
thankful that we are where it is
warm, even when it is cold. In fact
it's relative. In the mid-west, the
shopping malls that I visited had
tornado shelters as a part of the
structure. Along with the-advertis-
ing would be a sign that said "This
way to the tornado shelter" and
everyone took it in their stride.
Our nightly news reveals just
an inkling, of what it might be like
to live in the mid-east these days;
many a person has said, "thank
God we don't live there!" I think
God has made us adaptable and
that makes all of the difference.
There was that indefatigable char-
acter, Paul, in the New Testament.
He gives a veritable catalogue of
hardships; being beaten to the
point of death, being stoned,
being shipwrecked, in danger
from rivers and robbers, danger
that goes with city life and dan-.
gers in the wilderness, toils, hard-
ship, thirst, starvation, dangers of


cold and exposure; and in spite of
it all, Paul was worried about the
Church (2 Corinthians 11:23ff).
Apparently he took what hap-
pened in his stride and went
about his ministry. That was a key
-to his ministry and the founda-
tions he laid for the faithful that
followed ever after. What did my
life in the cold, cold north have in
common with my life in the hurri-
cane-ridden sub-tropics? They
were both a chance to minister -
to be what God called me to do.
When we look for reasons to be
upset, we'll surely find them.
When we say, "it goes with the
territory" we'll find ourselves free
to concentrate on what we're
called to be and do.
Paul "bloomed where he was
planted" and he found God. I've
found Him in strange places and
learned that He doesn't seem to
pay attention to what I used to
think was important. The gift of
freedom came with concentrat-
ing on God's world, not my cus-
toms or conveniences!


Does God care who wins this game?


Ortona in the news


By Donna Storter.
Ortona Community
Association Treasurer

Toast Ortona
Feb. 9.
To live in Ortona is to love it. The
lifestyle, the neighborhoods, the
country charm, the ambience and
amenities found only in the rural
pristine back-roads of America at
its finest.
* We've got it all right here: Paved
roads, hiking trail, playground,
library, curbside mail delivery,
church, convenience store/gas sta-
tion, pastures, cows, horses,
orange groves, river, locks and
dam, boat ramp, fishing, canals,
alligators, swamp cabbage, cane
syrup, sour oranges, catfish, sailing
boats, RV park, volunteer fire
department, fresh clean air, priva-
cy, good neighbors. My, oh my.
What else could you ask for? Some
of us have been here a lifetime.
Some only moved in last year.
Some visit every winter, and some
just arrived for a brief visit. But
everyone who's been here wants
to come back. Why? .Ortona is
unique and each of us has our own
version of special qualities, with
which we esteem Ortona.
That's why we're celebrating
Ortona as our valentine this year. At


the next Ortona Community Asso-
ciation meeting, Wednesday, Feb.
9, we will have a chance to toast
Ortona, and share our reasons for
living here and loving it. Special
remarks by Larry Luckey, our ex
officio historian, will be presented.
Please plan to attend and let us
know why you care about Ortona.
The meeting is slated for 7 p.m. in
the library building at 3500 Coffee
Mill Hammock Road in Ortona.

Spaghetti
dinner Feb. 19
The Ortona Community Associ-
ation is hosting a dinner Saturday,
Feb. 19 from 5-7 p.m. and invites
you to enjoy the buffet serving of
spaghetti sauce with Italian
sausage and pasta, Italian green
beans, sweet pickles, garlic toast,
beverage and dessert, all for $6 and
all you can eat. And, you don't have
to cook. Your sweetheart will love
you for going out to eat at OCA.
Mark your calendar and watch
for a reminder notice from me. Bet-
ter yet, send me a reply with your
RSVP. You can even buy your ticket
in advance.
OCA's fundraisers help Ortona:
The library and the children's pro-
grams to name just two. Please
support our community and come
out to enjoy the good food and fel-
lowship.


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Award-winning commercials.
Paul McCarthey halftime show.
Endless hoopla and pre-game
speculation. Super Bowl XXXIX is
coming this weekend the Eagles
vs. the Patriots.
Does God care who wins this
game? Are there Angels in the
end zone for one of the teams?
Does Jesus root for special play-
ers? What do we do and say
when a Super Bowl champ
claims that Christ helped him win
the big game or make the big
play? Is there a Christian way to
celebrate Super Bowl Sunday?
Right up front, let's agree that
no, God doesn't have a favorite
team and that Jesus really doesn't
care who wins the big game. But
our Lord and Savior does care
about how the game is played,


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conference room. The agenda will
be voting on changes to the FCAT
reward system that we currently
have.
Republican
party meeting
The Republican party of Glades
County will have their meeting Feb.
8 at 7 p.m. at the Glades County
Library in Moore Haven. Everyone
is invited. For more information call
946-1265.
Moore Haven
Lions Club
SThe Moore Haven Lions Club
will hold its next meeting on Tues-
day, Feb. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the
American Legion Hall. Special
guests will be District Governor
Norma Jean Andrews and Zone
Chair Mary Leicht. All persons who
may be interested in becoming a
Lions Club Member may contact
any present member, including
President Claudia Jinkins (946-
1261), Past President Edwin -L.
Sacks (946-2841) and Treasurer
Kirby Sullivan (946-2556). Applica-
tions for assistance for eye exami-
nations, eyeglasses, or other help
are available at the Glades County
Public Library from Lion Mary
Booher (946-0744).
Foster parents needed
The Children's Network of
Southwest Florida, the community
based care division of Camelot
Community Care, Inc. is holding an
orientation on "how to become a
foster parent/adoptive parent" on
Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Department
of Children and Families, 485 East
Cowboy Way, Labelle, 7 p.m. For
those interested in becoming a fos-
ter/adoptive family please call 1-
800-89FAMILY.
Upcoming meetings
and events
The next Family Caregiver Sup-


and even more importantly,
about how all of our important
life-games are played. At all
times, in all places, in all our
,"games," Christians are to play
like Christians -win or lose.
God is not keeping score to
see if we "win"' or "lose" the
small skirmishes that seem to
occupy so much of our time and
energy at work and at home.
There is no divine scoreboard
keeping track of the number of
accounts we brought in, the
* number of A's we've received, or
the number of successes, which
we have obtained in our busi-
ness.
God's concern is with how we
conduct ourselves in each of our

endeavors and in each of our.
encounters. Are we focused on
the final score, on perfecting our
own performance? Or are we
able to shift our vision away from


port Group meetings will be Feb. 9
in LaBelle. All support group meet-
ings take place from 4-5 p.m. at
local Senior Connections offices.
Call 675-1446, for more info.
Senior Connection
upcoming events
The next Family Caregiver Sup-
port Group meetings will be on
Wednesday, Feb. 9 in LaBelle,
Wed., Feb. 16 in Clewiston, and
Wed., Feb. 23 in Moore Haven: All
support group meetings feature a
special presentation from knowl-
edgeable experts on such topics as
legal issues, care giving how-to's,
or memory loss. All meetings take
place from 4-5 p.m. at local Senior
Connections offices. (In Moore
Haven call 946-1821, 983-7088 in
Clewiston, and in LaBelle, call 675-
1446 for more info.)
Turn those trash items
into treasure gifts
Shop our monthly indoor flea
market Feb. 11 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
at the Nobles Senior Center, 475 E.
Cowboy Way. You might find that
special something for your special
someone. Get a bag of hot popcorn
if you bring a friend. Vendors are
welcome. Rent a six-foot table for a
$10 donation. Proceeds benefit
programs for the elderly in LaBelle.
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
Conner Building in Moore Haven.
For information, call (863) 675-
0124. No business waste will be
accepted. How to transport your
waste: Leave products in their origi-
nal containers. Do not mix different
or unknown materials together.
Label or leave labels on all contain-
ers, check containers for leakage,
transport in a study box, do not eat,
drink or smoke while handling or
transporting. Accepted electronics:
End of life electronics; computer,
monitors, keyboards, terminals,
T.V., stereos, printers, fax, VCR,,
DVD players, video cameras, game


ourselves, and connect with the
poor, the captive, the blind, and
the oppressed?
The real Super Bowl is the
Super Bowl of life. As players in
this game we are important. So is
how we play the game. What
each of us contributes can help
move the team forward to the
goal of our high calling. And yes,
Jesus does care who wins this
game.
The Super Bowl version of I
Corinthians '12:12-26: "For the
team is one and has many play-
ers, and all the players of the
team, though many, are one
team ..." Indeed, the team does
not consist of one player, but of
many. If the defensive end would
say, "Because I am not the quar-
terback, I do not belong to the
team," that would not make him
any less a part of the team. And if
the right tackle would say,


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R.L. Lewis at library
Noted artist R.L. Lewis of the
original Highwaymen Painters will
be at the Glades County Public
Library Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in
the meeting room. Bring your cal-
endar or you may purchase one,
and have it autographed. Starting
at 11:30 a.m. Mr. Lewis will be
doing a .painting demo. He will
have his paintings on sale all dur-
ing the day. There will be an art


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"Because I am not a wide receiv-
er, I do not belong to the team,".
that would not make him any less
a part of the team. If the whole
team were tackles, where would
the running backs be? If the
whole team were running backs,
where would the kickers be? And
if the whole team were kickers,
where ,would the cornerbacks
be? But as it is, the coach has
arranged the players of the team,
each one of them, as he chose. If
all were quarterbacks, where
would the team be? As it is, there
are many players, yet one team.
The quarterback cannot say to
the tackle, "I don't need you."
Nor can the defensive ends say to
the running backs, "We don't
need you." On the contrary if
one player suffers, the team suf-
fers together with him; if one
player is honored, the team
rejoices with him."


display of about 30 other High-
waymen paintings in the library all
day Saturday. Make plans to drop
in for a visit or plan on staying all
day.

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
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and around the country, more
and more families are beginning
to talk about the importance of
end-of-life care and the need to
plan for it. Pastors, counselors,
lawyers, physicians and others all
report that these conversations
can prove to be crucial to the well
being of the entire family.
Not too far from us, in Pinellas
County, is a situation that has
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Thursday, February 3, 2005 Serving the Communities south of Lake OkeeChobee


Staff photos/Jose Zaragoza By constructing test cells, engineers expect to draw from the
South Florida Water Management District representatives information to implement into the final reservoir design. Pic-.
and state officials broke ground on the Everglades Agricul- tured: South Florida Water Management District Executive
tural Area Reservoir. Director Henry Dean speaks.


EAA Reservoir breaks ground


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

SOUTH BAY South Florida
Water Management District
(SF.WMD) representatives, togeth-
er with state officials "turned dirt"
on the Everglades Agricultural Area
(EAA) Reservoir.
The event marks the beginning
of a test phase that will provide
important information to be used
in the design of the reservoir, an
ambitious project whose environ-
mental aim, experts say, will gp far
in maintaining the integrity of the
Everglades.
Standing at one side of pump
station G-370 outside of South Bay
on a windy morning, Jan. 14, the
group of representatives looked
toward the future of the program.
"We are well on our way," to
Everglades restoration, said one
of the three speakers at the
event, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection Secre-
tary Colleen Castille.
"The (SFWMD) board is on
schedule and on budgett" added
SFWMD Executive Director Henry
Dean.
Last week, the two joined in the
groundbreaking ceremony for the
reservoir project. Once completed,
that reservoir will hold 190,000
acre-feet of water and will provide
for significant additional water stor-
age within the EAA, an area
approximately 700,000 acres in
size. It will capture storm-water
runoff from agricultural land and
additional water supply to improve
flows into the Everglades, accord-
ing to the district.
An integral part of the success of


Water district officials held the press conference announcing the implementation of the test
cells at the G-370 pump station outside of South Bay.


the reservoir, the test cells, was dis-
cussed at the presentation.
Engineers close to the project
said the test cells symbolize an
important step in moving toward
the implementation of the reser-
voir, one of the eight components
of the Acceler8 project. Acceler8 is
a program of the state of Florida for
accelerated Everglades restoration.
Under it, funding for the restoration
projects will help to achieve several
restoration goals faster, including
seeing project components in the
ground 11 years ahead of schedule.
The cells will serve as an early


indicator of how the district will
expect the reservoir to function.,
Controlling water seepage in
South Florida's porous limestone,
muck soijs and sand, engineers say,
is a challenge in constructing above-
ground reservoirs. The test cells will
provide engineers with seepage
data for evaluating final design
issues and reservoir operation.
Information provided by the dis-
trict says that each of the two cells
- 500 feet square in size will
mimic the 12-foot depth of a full
reservoir. Together, the cells will
hold 24 million gallons of water


and will be monitored for approxi-
mately four weeks by the district.
According to district officials,
utilizing the test cells is one way of
protecting the public's $300 million
investment into the project. Engi-
neers say they want to be sure that
whatever design they implement
will be one that promises the best
long-term results.
"We not only want it to work, but
to be as cost-efficient as possible,"
said Nicolas Gutierrez, SFWMD gov-
erning board chair. "We don't want
to spend a lot of money on designs
that won't work."


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Use of tax credit for working families


TALLAHASSEE-Florida's
Agency for Workforce Innovation
and Workforce Florida, Inc. is urg-
ing Florida workers to take advan-
tage of the Earned Income Tax
Credit (EITC), a refundable federal
income tax credit for low to moder-
ate income working individuals
and families. The tax credit is a
valuable source of support for peo-
ple who work, but don't earn high
incomes. Taxpayers who qualify
and claim the credit can pay less
federal tax, pay no tax or even get a
tax refund of up to $4,300.
"The Earned Income Tax Credit
is a tremendous asset to qualified
Florida workers and we urge them
to take advantage of it," said Susan
Pareigis, director of the Agency for
Workforce Innovation. "There are
far-reaching benefits not only for the
worker's family, but for their com-
munity as well, because these,
refunds are used for family essen-
tials and the money is spent locally."
In tax year 2003, a total of 1.5-
million Florida taxpayers filed for
EITC refunds in the total amount of
$2.7 billion. In a recent study of the
economic impacts of the EITC
refund, the Brookings Institute
found that the spatial distribution of
EITC filers in Florida was fairly


Scholarship

The Southwest Florida Com-
munity Foundation is offering
scholarship opportunities to stu-
dents in the following counties:
Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry
and Glades. Public and private
high schools have been sent
packets with scholarship infor-
mation regarding eligibility and
the application process. The


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evenly dispersed with 21.6 percent
from large cities, 17.4 percent from
large suburbs, 16 percent from
small metros, and 22.1 percent
from rural areas.
This distribution shows that sup-
porters of large metros and rural
areas have a common interest in
promoting the EITC as a critical eco-
nomic tool for their low to moder-
ate income working families.
"This is a program that literally
makes work pay," said Curtis
Austin, president of Workforce
Florida. "The Earned Income Tax
Credit provides a substantial incen-
tive for low to moderate income
families to participate in the work-
force. At the same time it imparts to
these families the dignity of work
and self sufficiency."
Congress originally approved
the tax credit legislation in 1975. The
maximum benefit at that time was
$400 per year and has grown to
$4,300 for tax year 2004. Income
and family size determine the
amount of the EITC. When the EITC
exceeds the amount of taxes owed,
it results in a tax refund to those
who claim and qualify for the credit.
To qualify, taxpayers must meet
certain requirements and file a tax
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claim requirements for the EITC,
visit www.irs.gov/eitc or call (800)
TAX-1040. The Agency for Work-
force Innovation is the state's lead
workforce agency and directly
administers the state's Labor Mar-
ket Statistics program, Unemploy-
ment Compensation, Early Learn-
ing and various workforce
development programs. The
agency served as the administrative
and fiscal entity for Florida's school
readiness system since 2000.Work-
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Workforce Florida, Inc. Workforce
Florida and the Agency for Work-
force Innovation are partners in the
Employ Florida network which
includes 24 Regional Workforce
Boards, which deliver services
through nearly 100, One-Stop
Career Centers around the state. To
claim the EITC, taxpayers must
meet the following rules:
*Must have earned income.
eMust have a valid Social Secu-
rity number.
*Investment income is limited
to $2,650.
eFiling status can't be "married
filing separately".
*Generally must be a U.S. citi-
zen or resident alien all year.


opportunities available


foundation administers 39 indi-
vidual scholarships to provide
funding for 137 area students,
including scholarships for
matriculating students. The foun-
dation awarded over $220,000
last year to students.
Any interested student should
contact the scholarship represen-
tative at their high school. For this


information, contact the finan-
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or call Coral McLaughlin at (239)
274-5900. The deadline for sub-
mission of applications for these
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access this scholarship packet at
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have earned income less than
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jointly) if there is no qualifying
child.
$30,338 ($31,338 if married fil-
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child.
$34,458 ($35,458 if married fil-
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qualifying child.
Qualifying child criteria: The
child must meet the relationship,
age and residency tests.
Common errors to avoid:
*Taxpayers claim a child who is
not a qualifying child.
eMarried taxpayers who should
file as married filing separately,
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household.
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Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of
1975, as amended; Executive Order 11246, the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as
amended; and ,the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color,
national origin, age, religion, sex, disability or handicap shall be excluded from
participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be
subjected to discrimination under any of this organization's programs or activi-
ties.

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compliance efforts is L.T. Todd, General Manager and CEO of Glades Electric
Cooperative. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this
organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further informa-
tion about the statutes and regulations listed above from and/or file a written
complaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250; or the Administrator, Rural Utility
Services, Washington, D.C. 20250. Complaints must be. filed within 180 days
after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent
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By Eric M. Bost
Frequently, our resolutions for
the New Year focus on improving
our health, exercising, and losing
weight. All too often, despite our
good intentions, many of us find
ourselves slipping into our old
habits of unhealthy eating and
inactivity early in the year. Nearly
six in 10 Americans resolve to
lose weight, exercise more, or
make some other health-related
changes in their lives. Yet, only 10
percent of Americans strictly
stick to their -resolutions, while
another 24 percent do so occa-
sionally. This means that 66 per-
cent of us don't keep our resolu-
tions at all.
You may already know that
there is an epidemic of obesity in
the United States. Over 60 per-
cent of adults and 16 percent of
our children are either over-
weight or obese. Eating right and
being physically active are vital to
promoting health and reducing


the risk for death or disability due
to chronic diseases such as heart
disease, certain cancers, dia-
betes, stroke, and osteoporosis.
Adopting a healthier lifestyle
involves healthy eating and phys-
ical activity in a series of small
attainable steps. It may not be
the easiest thing to do, but when
it comes to obesity and being
overweight, we all must work
together to improve our lives and
the lives of our children.
The Departments of Agricul-
ture and Health and Human Ser-
vices just released the Dietary
Guidelines for Americans, which
highlights how to:
Make smart choices from
every food group.
Find your balance between
food and physical activity.
Get the most out of your
calories.
These guidelines can provide
help in keeping your nutrition
and physical activity resolutions.
These 10 simple steps are


designed to help you achieve
your goals. Try them out, and
then pass this information along
to a family member or friend
who may also be in the midst of a
battle with New Year's diet and
exercise resolutions.
Healthier Lifestyle tips:
1.Don t try to do
everything at once. Set one or
two specific, realistic nutrition
and physical activity goals and
you will be more likely to stick to
them.
2. Focus on changing behav-
ior in small steps. Drink water or
low fat milk instead of high calo-
rie beverages with your meals.
Eat a salad as a first course with
your dinner. Start your day with
breakfast. Walk an extra 2,000
steps per day. When dessert is a
must, make it fruit.
3. Write your goals down and
post them in a visible place, like
the refrigerator door. .
4. Log your progress. Keep a
journal or chart to track your


progress toward your goal.
5. Reward yourself with a
favorite activity when you reach
your goals. Watch a ball game or
take a bubble bath when you've
stuck to your exercise goals for a
week.
6. Enlist supporters. Share
your goals with friends and fami-
ly and ask them to check in with
you to see how you're doing.
7. Recruit a friend or family
member to participate in your
physical activity and nutrition
resolutions with you. Commit to
exercising together. Walk or ride
bikes with the whole family.
When eating out, share an entree
or dessert with a friend.
8. Look for opportunities to
increase activity in your day. Take
the stairs rather than the elevator.
Choose the faraway parking
space rather than the one closest
to the door.
9. Control your environment.
What triggers your behavior?
Don't have high-calorie snack


Crist Joins nationwide SUV safety campaign


foods in the house if you are try-
ing to lose weight keep fruits
and vegetables handy to snack
on instead. Put your walking
shoes out to remind yourself to
exercise.
10. Don't give up. Accept that
you will probably slip up once in


awhile. Forgive yourself and get
back on course by renewing your
resolutions throughout the year.
For more information and tips
on how to make your resolutions
a reality please visit:
www.healthierus.gov./dietarygui
delines.


ATTENTION

Landowners,
Developers,
Ranchers and
Farmers
We Buy
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Statewide Palms, Inc.

863-675-4844


NEW YORK-Attorney General
Charlie Crist helped launch a
nationwide SUV safety campaign
resulting from a $51.5-million set-
tlement reached with Ford Motor
Company by Florida and the other
49 states.
Under the nationwide settle-
ment, in which Florida served as
the lead state, Ford agreed to pro-
vide $27 million for a year-long
national education program to
reduce SUV rollovers, particularly
among young male drivers who
have the highest incidence of
such accidents.
The focus of the safety cam-
paign is the largely overlooked
fact that driving a sport utility vehi-
cle as if it were an ordinary pas-
senger car can be fatal. In 2000,
rollover crashes killed 9,873 occu-
pants of passenger, cars and light
trucks, accounting for almost
one-third of the total deaths of
occupants of these types of vehi-
cles. Despite these disturbing fig-
ures, more than four in 10 Ameri-
cans think they are safer in an
SUV than in a regular car, accord-
ing to a new consumer survey.
Crist traveled to New York to
participate in the launch of the
public safety campaign, which
will utilize a fictional animal mas-
cot, named ESUVEE, to improve
awareness of SUV safety among
younger drivers. In keeping with
the animal theme, the kickoff
Seventh was hteld at theCentral Park
Zoo. ESUVEE will appear in safety
materials displayed through
movie theaters, billboards and
print, online and broadcast adver-
tisements.


"This campaign can save
lives," said Crist. "The purpose is
to alert SUV owners, especially
younger drivers, that these vehi-
cles need to be respected for what
they can and cannot do. They are
susceptible to rollovers when
overloaded, or when a sudden
maneuver is made at a high rate
' of speed. Drivers need to be the
master of these vehicles, not the
other way around."
Crist was joined at the kickoff
event by state Attorneys General
William Sorrell of Vermont,
Richard Blumenthal .of Connecti-
cut and Tom Miller of Iowa, as
well as by David Champion, sen-
ior director of the Auto Test
Department for Consumer
Reports. The campaign highlights
critical tips for driving SUVs that
can mean the difference between
life and death. SUV drivers should
check tire pressure monthly,
avoid overloading the SUV, always
wear a seatbelt, and try to avoid
abrupt maneuvers and speeding,
according to the safety campaign.
The concept of a safety cam-
paign was conceived in Decem-
ber 2002, when the 50 states,
Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin
Islands and the District of Colum-
bia reached a settlement with
Ford. The agreement, crafted by
lawyers within the Florida Attor-
ney General's Office, settled state
lawsuits alleging that Ford's mar-
keting practices misled con-
sumers on how to drive, load and
maintain Ford Explorers. As part
of the settlement, Ford agreed to
fund the $27-million consumer
education campaign on SUV safe-


First annual Moore Haven

Bridge walk planned


Step Up, Florida 2005 is a
statewide event put on by the
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Chronic Disease
Control and Prevention pro-
moting physical activity and
healthy lifestyles and it's com-
ing to Glades County on Fri-
day, Feb. 11, presented locally
by the Glades County Health
Department.
The 1st Annual Step Up,
Florida Moore Haven Bridge
Walk is scheduled to begin at 4
pm across the street from the
high school football field. This
event is free and the first 300



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participants will receive a Step
Up, Florida T-Shirt and water
bottle. The walk will follow an
existing route up and over the
bridge and return, approxi-
mately 2.5 miles, which walk-
ers may take advantage of on a
regular basis.
For additional information,
contact Waynette Rives at the
Glades County Health Depart-
ment, (863) 946-0707 or Derek
Carlton, Glades and Highlands
County Chronic Disease
Health Promotion & Educa-
tion Coordinator at (863) 382-
7221.


ty. In their lawsuits, the states
alleged that Ford failed to disclose
a known safety risk concerning
failures with certain tires, and that
Ford's advertising misled con-
sumers as to the safe use of Ford
SUVs.
The SUV Safety Campaign will
utilize a Web site, www.ESU-
VEE.com, to provide tips and
information about safe operation
and maintenance of SUVs.
Throughout the- year, the site will
also provide information on
upcoming events where the ESU-
VEE mascot will appear. The
Campaign aims to inform the
public about the following critical
safety elements that can help save
lives:
-Handling: SUVs have a higher
center of gravity than passenger
cars, which contributes to the
higher risk of rollover. The
chances of an SUV rollover are
further increased by speeding,


The Pro Steadman Scholarship
Fund was started as a community
project in honor of Mrs. Pro Stead-
man.
"Pro" was the mother of five 4-
H'ers, a leader for 10 years, and
was very active in all sectors of the
4-H program. She believed in the 4-
H organization and seeing it reach
its full potential for bringing fami-
lies together and keeping mem-
bers interested in worthwhile proj-
ects. She was diagnosed with ALS
(commonly known as Lou
Gehrig's disease) in May of 1988.
Throughout her struggle with the
disease, she maintained her inter-
est and involvement in youth pro-
grams as much as she physically
could. She died in December of
1992, but still lives on in the hearts
of the many that she influenced.
Mrs. Yvonne Swindle, current


abrupt maneuvers, inattentive-
ness, tailgating, recklessness,
aggressiveness or impaired driv-
ing.
-Loading: According to the
new consumer survey, nearly 50
percent of Americans do not
know that overloading an SUV
increases the risk of rollovers. The
number of occupants, as well as
the weight and distribution of
cargo, raises an SUV's center of
gravity, increasing the risk of
rollover.
-Tires: Tire size, pressure and
maintenance are keys to SUV
safety. Drivers should monitor
each of these, and take them into
account when loading an SUV.
-Seat belts: Perhaps the most
preventable cause of death in an
SUV rollover is ejection from the
vehicle. Eighty percent of those
killed in SUV rollovers are unbelt-
ed.


president of the Hendry County
Fair Association, came up with the
idea of starting an annual men's
cake auction at the County Fair to
raise money for a 4-H Scholarship
in honor of Pro. The idea involved
many male "celebrities" from our
local communities and required
'them to bake a cake to be auc-
tioned at the Fair. The idea really
took off and with the help of many
generous cake makers and bid-
ders, as well as volunteers and fair
directors, the auction now raises
the money to provide two college
scholarships each year to worthy 4-
H members.
The male celebrity cake auction
will take place on Friday, March 19,
at the Hendry County Fairgrounds
beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the enter-
tainment pavilion. Please come out
and give your support.


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GLENN J. SNEIDER, LLC
Attorneys at Law
Family Criminal Civil Divorces
Criminal Defense Bankruptcies
Probate Civil Litigation Evictions
Forclosures Corporations

is pleased to announce that
Ronald B. Smith
A MEMBER OF THE TENNESSEE & FLORIDA BAR-
has joined the firm as an Associate.
Mr. Smith has over 25 years of state and
federal criminal trial and appellate experience
including defense of drug trafficking, gam-
bling, prostitution, robbery, sexual battery,
domestic violence, and DUI. Former Assistant
State Attorney & formally board certified in
Criminal Trial Law.

Shelly A. McKay
continues a an Associate in the firm
with her area of practice being civil,
immigration and bankruptcy law.

The firm wishes to thank the residents of
Okeechobee for their patronage and will
continue to strive to provide a full-range of
services to the community with the highest
quality of legal representation.


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Okeechobee, FL /
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Moore Haven to host


alumni baseball game


Moore Haven High School will
be hosting an alumni baseball
game Feb. 26 at the Moore Haven
High School baseball field.
According to Terrier head
coach, Jamie Brown, the school
tries play this game every year, but
meeting everyone's schedule has


caused difficulties in the past.
However, schedules have been
cleared and this exciting event is
expected to take place. For more
information, contact Brown at 946-
0811, or 228-2715. Players can also
contact Pedro Navarro for addition-
al information.


2005 CHS Varsity Baseball
Schedule
Feb. 15-18: At Lake Placid Pre-
season Classic, TBA
Feb. 22: Hosts American Her-
itage, 6 p.m.
Feb. 24: Hosts Lake 'Placid, 6:30
p.m.
Feb. 25: At Golden Gate, 7 p.m.
March 4: At Dunbar, 7 p.m.
March 7: At Avon Park, 6 p.m.
March 10: Hosts Moore Haven, 6
p.m.
March 12: Hosts Bishop Verot, 7
p.m.
March 15: Hosts Labelle, 7 p.m.
March 18: At North Port, 4 p.m.
March 21: At Bishop Verot, 7 p.m.
March 24: At American Heritage,
4p.m.
March 29: Hosts Golden Gate, 7
p.m.
March 31: At Lake Placid, 7 p.m.
April 1: At Moore Haven, 7 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Glades Day, 6:30
p.m.
April 6: Hosts Dunbar, 7 p.m.
April 8: At Labelle, 7 p.m.
April 12: Hosts Immokalee, 7
p.m.
April 15: At SW Fla. Christian, 6
p.m.
April 19: Hosts North Port, 6 p.m.
April 21: At Immokalee, 7 p.m.
April 25: Hosts SWFla. Christian,
4:30 p.m.
April 26: At Glades Day, 4 p.m.
May 3,4,6: At Bishop Verot, Dis-
trict Tournament, TBA.
2005 Clewiston Lady Tigers
Softball Schedule
Pre-Season Classic
Feb. 10: At Kings, 4 p.m.
Feb. 11: At Glades Day, 5:30 p.m.
Season Games
Feb. 14: At Moore Haven, 7 p.m.
Feb. 15: Hosts North Port, 7 p.m.
Feb. 18: At Immokalee, 6 p.m.
Feb. 22: Hosts Bishop Verot, 7
p.m.
Feb. 24: Hosts Glades day, 7
p.m.
Feb. 25: At Golden Gate, 7 p.m.
March 4: At Dunbar, 7 p.m.
March 15: Hosts Labelle, 7p.m.
March 18: At North Port, 4 p.m.
March 21: Hosts Rri.erdale 7
p.m.
March 22: At SWFC..5:30 p.m.
March 29: H6sts Gold-eriGate, 7


Varsity Baseball,
Feb. 18-19: Palm Beach Gardens
Preseason classic: TBA
Feb. 24: At American Heritage,
3:45 p.m.
Feb. 26: At Atlantic, TBA.
March 1: At Labelle, 6 p.m.
March 3: At Park Vista, 7 p.m.
March 7: Hosts Jupiter Christian,
3:30 p.m.
March 9: At American Heritage, 6
p.m.
March 11: Hosts St. Edward's
School, 3:30 p.m.
March 14: Hosts John Carroll,
3:30 p.m.
March 16: At Benjamin School, 4
p.m.
March 30: Hosts Pahokee, 4 p.m.
April 1: Hosts Kings Academy, 4
p.m.
April 4: At Clewiston, 6:30 p.m.
April 5: Hosts American Heritage,
3:45 p.m.
April 7: Hosts American Heritage,
4p.m.
April 11: At Kings Academy, 4
p.m.
April 14: At St. Edward's School,
5 p.m:
April 19: At John Carroll, 6 p.m.
April 21: Hosts Benjamin School,
4p.m.
April 26: Hosts Clewiston, 4 p.m.
April 28: Hosts Labelle, 4 p.m.
April 29: At Jupiter Christian,


p.m.
April 4: Hosts SWFC, 5:30 p.m.
April 6: Hosts Dunbar, 7 p.m.
April 8: At Labelle, 7 p.m.
April 12: Hosts Immokalee, 6
p.m.
April 14: At Glades Day; 3 p.m.
April 15: At Bishop Verot, TBA.
April 20: At Okeechobee, 7 p.m.
April 21: At Lake Placid, 7 p.m.
April 22: Hosts Moore Haven, 7
p.m.
Clewiston High School
2005 Boys and Girls Tennis
Schedule
Feb. 15: Hosts Lake Placid, 4
p.m.
Feb. 17: Hosts Labelle (boys),
3:30 p.m.
Feb. 17: At Labelle (girls), 3:30
p.m.
Feb. 22: Hosts North Port, 4 p.m.
Feb. 24: At riverdale, 4 p.m.
March 1: At Lake Placid (boys), 4
p.m.
March 3: Hosts Okeechobee,
3:30 p.m.
March 8: At Lake Placid (girls), 4
p.m..
March 10: Hosts Immokalee,
3:30 p.m.
March 15: At North Port, 4 p.m.
2005 Boys and Girls Track
Schedule
Feb. 25: Hosts Labelle, 5p.m.
March 1: At Golden Gate, 4:30
p.m.
March 4: Hosts Clewiston Invita-
tionall, 3:30 p.m.
March 8: At American Heritage,
3:30 p.m.
Martch 10: At Palmetto Ridge, 4
p.m.
March 11: 'At Edison Relays,
TBA.
March 15: At Labelle, 4 p.m.
March 18: At Bishop Verot Invita-
tional, TBA.
March 21-28: Spring Break
April 1: At Labelle Invitational, 4
p.m.
April 5: Hosts Charlotte/Moore
Haven, 5 p.m.
April 5: Hosts Glades Day, 5 p.m.
April 7: At Port Charlotte Invita-
tional, TBA.
1.1.A il 15: At District of Golden
Gate, 1 p.m.
April 21: Regional State.


TBA.

School Softball
Feb. 10-11: Moore Haven Pre-
season Softball Classic, 7 p.m.
Feb. 15: at Labelle, 7 p.m.
Feb. 17: hosts Benjamin, 4 p.m.
Feb. 23: at Dwyer, 7 p.m.
Feb. 24: at Clewiston, 7 p.m.
March 1: at American Heritage, 4
p.m.
March 4-5: JIL Lady Lancer Soft-
ball Tournament, TBA.
March 8: hosts John Carroll, 4
p.m.
March 10: hosts Palm Beach
Central, 4.p.m.
March 15: at Kings Academy, 4
p.m.
March 18-19: South Florida 2005
Slam-Fest, TBA.
March 21: hosts Bishop Lynch, 7
p.m.
March 31: at Benjamin, 4 p.m.
April 1: hosts Labelle, 4:30 p.m.
April 5: hosts Kings Academy, 4
p.m.
April 8: at John Carroll, 4 p.m.
April 12: hosts American Her-
itage, 4 p.m.
April 14: hosts Clewiston, 4:3C
p.m.
April 18: at Wellington Communi-
ty, 8 p.m.
April 21: at American Heritage, 4
p.m.


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The Clewiston Tiger mat war- the fires of Clewiston's momen-
riors boarded the Glades Central turn train with a dominant first
Raiders' ship Jan. 26 and came round pin.
away with a 42-21 treasure chest. "This was a great match very
The Tigers hosted the Raiders exciting," said Tiger head coach
and the teams traded forfeits to Jess Alford. "This is the best I
kick off the match. Glades Cen- have ever seen Adam wrestle. He
tral's Legget put the Raiders up is improving every day."
early with a victory in the 140- Central was the beneficiary of
pound division and did by com- another Tiger forfeit in the heavy-
ing from behind to send the weight division, but returned the
match into overtime, favor by forfeiting both the 103
Legget scored a takedown to and 112 divisions. Clewiston
take a 17-15 victory away from closed out the victory with 119-
Clewiston's Kristopher Smith in a pound Daniel Rifa' emerging
very competitive match. from a battle to take a 7-5 deci-
Clewiston's Michael Zamora sion for the Tigers, securing the
pulled the Tigers back into a 42-21 victory.
draw after winning a tough 8-3 Coach Alford said it was the
decision over Central's Cross in best match of the night with the
the 145-pound match, but the action featuring two of the best
turning point came in the 152- up and comers in both schools
pound division where Clewis- and recognized the overall per-
ton's Alton Edmond dominated formance of both teams.
the match and closed it out with a "Glades Central has very ath-
second round pin. letic and talented kids," said
Both teams forfeited the next Alford. "Coach Schultz has a
two weight classes and the great nucleus to build champi-
Raiders gained points after the onships in the future. My kids
Tigers were forced to forfeit the really made me proud they
189-pound category. But 215- wrestled hard and gave it their all.
pound Tiger Adam Haire stoked You can't ask for anything more."


Celebrating EPA five-star

restoration program award
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. The courses will be an integral part of
U.S. Environmental Protection sustaining wildlife in the future,"
Agency has chosen a habitat he said. "The objective now is to
restoration project being imple- find ways to create better methods
mented.at two of The Bonita Bay for changing the landscape in
Group's master-planned commu- ways that can support wildlife."
nities as the recipient of a $10,000 Kim Fikoski, senior environ-
Five-Star Restoration Program mental manager with The Bonita
grant award. The project is the Bay Group, coordinated the proj-
result of a partnership among six ect with Main. "We will begin the
public and private organizations: retrofit work in May at the start of
University of Florida Institute -of rainy season, which will give the
Food and Agricultural Sciences;.- plants time to mature," she said.
National Fish & Wildlife Founda- The bird populations will be moni-
tion; United States Golf Associa- tored for the 2006 and 2007 migra-
tion; The Bonita Bay Group; South tory bird seasons, which run from
Florida Water Management District January through April.
and Audubon International. The project, is one of only 50
Members of the partnering projects nationwide chosen in the
groups joined executives of The EPA's sixth annual Five-Star
Bonita Bay Group recently for a Restoration Program. Funding for
luncheon celebration at the Bonita the program is provided by EPA's
Bay Club in Bonita Springs, hosted Office of Wetlands, Oceans and
by CEO and President Dennis Watersheds, and by the National
Gilkey. Marine Fisheries Service's Comn-
The award, presented at the munity-Based Restoration Pro-
EPA's Region 4 ceremony in gram for selected projects in
Atlanta, will help fund the experi- coastal areas.
mental retrofit of six golf course The results of the UF/IFAS study
ponds three at TwinEagles and are being used to draft recommen-
three at Bonita Bay Club East as dations about how to develop golf
part of the second phase of an course ponds that create habitat
intensive, two-year water bird and support water birds.
study conducted by the University The information will be distrib-
of Florida/IFAS. The first phase was uted in a variety of ways, including
completed in 2004 and deter- articles in professional publications.
mined that golf course ponds sig- The Bonita Bay Group will also be
nificantly enhance food sources, adding informational signage on its
shelter and habitat for resident and golf courses and will help produce
migratory water birds. The EPA educational brochures.
award project will implement "The Bonita Bay Group is very
some of the study's recommenda- forward-thinking and repeatedly
tions about how to make the raises the bar," Main said. "They
ponds even more productive, are committed to creating com-
The work will include modify- munities that pay attention to
ing slopes of the littoral shelves wildlife and habitat. They've vol-
and installing marsh grasses and untarily participated in the study
plants, according to Dr. Martin and other environmental pro-
Main, associate professor and grams, and that shows exceptional
wildlife ecologist at the University vision. They've also made a finan-
of Florida, the principle investiga- cial commitment to supplement
tor in the study. the EPA award. The company sets
According to Main, water birds' an example for others to follow."
travel great distances to find food, In addition to its $10,000 grant
and the surface area of golf course from the Five-Star Restoration Pro-
ponds aids the birds in locating gram, The Bonita Bay Group has
sources. "The information gath- committed $15,000 over three
ered during the first phase of the years toward funding the second
study demonstrates that golf phase of the water bird project.


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West Glades announces Teacher of the Year


By Tracy Whirls
West Glades Elementary
School Principal Larry Luckey II
announced the selection of the
school's inaugural "Teacher of
the Year," and "Support Person-
nel of the Year", Jan. 31.
Kindergarten teacher Doreen
Backes was named West Glades
Elementary School Teacher of
the Year. Computer/art instructor
Bonnie Marchal was named
West Glades Elementary School
Support Personnel of the Year.
In announcing her selection
as Teacher of the Year, Mr. Luck-
ey noted Ms. Backes had been
nominated by. seven of her
peers.
"She is both respected and
admired for her tireless efforts in
serving our students and the fac-
ulty and staff of this school," Mr.
Luckey said.
Saying she is in school, more
than at home, Ms. Backes 'not
only teaches 24 kindergarten stu-
dents, she also works with the
school's Safety Patrol, K-kids,
and school improvement com-
mittee. In addition, she works
with the Parent Teacher Organi-
zation, School Advisory Commit-
tee, and GAP program, as well as
devoting many hours to commu-
nity and church volunteer activi-
ties.
According to Mr. Luckey, Ms.
Backes has also incurred almost
600 in-service points in her five
years teaching in Glades County,
dedicating much of her time in
assisting others in their profes-
sional growth.
"Her leadership in assisting
peers has both directly ano indi-
rectly .impacted the youth of our
county," Mr. Luckey said.
Ms. Backes received \ her
bachelor's degree in elementary
education in 2000, but contin-
ued her advanced studies almost
immediately, receiving her mas-
ter's degree in educational lead-
ership in 2003.
In their nominations, her


peers praised Ms. Backes for her
willingness to share her time and
materials (she has a room full of
them, they said) with other
teachers while going above and
beyond the call of duty.
"Doreen's main focus is an
exciting, energetic, and excellent
education for her kindergarten
students. She never rests in her
quest to provide the highest
quality, research-based instruc-
tion for her students. Her results
are phenomenal. Before the
Christmas holidays those kinder-
garten students were actually
writing letters to Santa," her
peers said. "She continually
comes up with creative ideas to
help the Sunshine State Stan-
dards she is working on stick
with every student. When she
sees a child struggling, she goes
out of her way to set aside time
to focus on that child."
In announcing Ms. Marchal's
selection as "Support Personnel
of the Year," Mr. Luckey said she
is respected by the entire faculty
for her tireless efforts in serving
all of West Glade Elementary's
students in the dual roles of
computer/art instructor, receiv-
ing 11 written nominations for
the award.
A transfer from Moore Haven
Elementary School who has
been employed by the district for
two years, Ms. Marchal teaches
all students in grades K through
six in two areas art and com-
puter.
"She has set up and imple-
mented technology and art
classes for all seven grades. She
has made sure that students
have educational programs and
instruction in the technology
classes. She makes art fun and
educational. She spends whatev-
er time is needed to ensure every
student receives the best instruc-
tion that can be provided. She is
very creative and enthusiastic
with the children while still
keeping order and discipline.
She expects the children to


achieve and assists in ways pos-
sible," her peers said. "She loves
the children and obviously
wants to have them succeed.
She is very good at making a stu-
dent's work in computer lab
available to their teachers for
their evaluation."
In addition to her teaching
skill, Mr. Luckey said, "Bonnie
possesses many of the qualities
that support person of the year
should possess. She is kind and
helpful to all her co-workers. Ms.
Marchal exudes the personal
characteristics of patience and
determination. These character-
istics have had long-lasting
effects on both students and fac-
ulty," Mr. Luckey said.
Beyond that, the principal
said, Ms. Marchal spends many
hours beyond her required
schedule to constantly improve
the quality of WGE's art pro-
gram.


"With limited funding, she
has tapped into many resources
to prepare meaningful lessons
for students in grades kinder-
garten through sixth. In fact, it is
her ability to 'think outside the
box' that has led to creative art
activities," Mr. Luckey said,
whether that meant purchasing
supplies herself or soliciting
donations.
Outside the classroom, her
peers said, Ms. Marchal is always
willing to help anyone and goes
above and beyond her call of
duty, creating the Monday Mis-
sive, creating the school mascot
panther embroidery patch, and
helping her husband make West
Glades stained glass.
"Bonnie is truly concerned
about the entire school commu-
nity. She gives of her time and
resources unselfishly," Mr. Luck-
ey said.


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based on the total weight of a
catch in a certain time limit, or
based on point totals, the annual
Chalo Nitka, which means "Big
Fish," tournament is a true "Big
Fish" competition. The winner
being the angler whose individual
fish weighs the most at day's end.
Open to anyone with an inter-
est in fishing who pays the $25
entry fee, the Chalo Nitka tourna-
ment gives anglers of all skill lev-
els a shot at winning.
"A 10-year-old has just as
much chance to win the Chalo
Nitka tournament as a touring


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past president Tony Whidden
with the gavel award recog-
nizing his hard work as the
club's chief officer last year.


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And Beans Friday, Feb. 11 fee." Moore Haven.
Carrot Sticks Pizza Pepperoni Proceeds from the annual Big 0 Bassmasters will also
Apple Cobbler French Fries Chalo Nitka tournament benefit host a Ladies Tournament April
Milk-Varity Tossed Salad Project Graduation. Over the past 10 and are planning the annual
Shape-Ups three years, the Big 0 Bassmas- Jim Beam Tournament, tentative-
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RI ER FRONTI 1 +/- wooded acre
., Iocaed in one of LaBelle's best
M "." neigh borhoods $475,000
. ^ 5 R1 ER-RIRONT! 0.83 +/- fenced
acre located in town w/ 130' +/- of
BR/1B CBS home riverfront. $450,000
1 oak covered lot RIVERFRONTI 0.25 +/- cul-de-
d! $135,000 sac homesite in E. Ft Myers w/ seawall
C ... .1 & .boat Ifts $399,900
o +f lf nce-1 3 crss-fenced, & gated
acres in LaDeca Acre.s wi 2BR/2B
mUmobile hromnie $399,500
*" s' e11 Port LaBelle
Rar.-e. R .h r of
Gul de a.: $300,000
MARKET! 2BR.1B
a.: res in Pioneer Jtul ieliree filled, fenced 8
ga:e At Nn -I CT


riverfront comnmunity S$999,800
Hms


* 1.25 +/- oak tilled acres on uC r8 in
Alva. $135,000
* 2 +/- acre oak-filled homesite in a
private in-town location. Three
buildable sites, $126,900
-* CREEKhtRO.1\ 0.25 +/- acre
located at SE comer of CR 78 & Ca-
loosa Estates Dr. $100,000
* 1.18 +/- beautifully wooded acre
located in town in a top notch neighbor-
hood. $95,000
* NEW LISTINGI 0.88 +/- acre located
in Parkwood Estates S/D. $85,000
* 5 +/- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres. $80,000
S-DRAMTICALLY REDUCED! 5 +/-
acres located in Pioneer Plantation w/
access. $70,000
* REDUCED TO SELL! .57 +/- acre in-
town lot in nice neighborhood. $55,000
* 0 67 +/- acre homesite located in
Indian Hills SID $23,900
* PORT LABELLE LOTS! W.;, have
an extensive inventory ranging in pr,.:e
from $15K- S30K'


*. 508 +1- acres located in Alva with
riverfrontage & deep water canal
frontage. $55,800,000
* 1586 +/- acres located east of LaBelle
w/ 2 +/- miles of riverfront & 2 +/- miles
of SR 80 frontage. $23,796,300
* 24 +/- acres located on the corner of
SR 80 & 4oel Blvd. in Alva! $4,000,000
* 100 +1- acres located just west of city
limits zoned for commercial &
residential. $3,500,000
* 44 +/- acres located on SR 29.
$3,431,134
* 195 +.1/- acres 1,250 *,,. n ner
frontage easi of LaBelle S2.500.000
* 1. +1- acres w/ frontage onr SP i80 1 ,
Ft. Thomspon Ave $2,200,000
* 3 38 +/. acres located on corrmr ..-f
SR 80 & Broadway in Alva $1,900,000
* 19 */- acres wl ironlage :on ':.P 0
Ft Thomspon Ave $2,200.000
* 31 +/1. acres on former golf course w:

SR 80 frontage $1,550,000


- +t- aoies wr ouu +T- I, i o ver
frontage in Alva. $1,350,000
* 26 +/- acres located on SR 29, just
south of LaBelle. $850,000
* 3.14 +/- acres wl paved frontage on 4
streets in Downtown LaBelle! $699,900
* 4.6 +/- acres located at busy Port
LaBelle rnlr',e.ti.:n close to schools &
homes. $699,900
* .50 +1/- acre located at busy in town
niisectLirn $600,000


Southern'

Investments & Real Estatp, Inc,
700 South Main S(=t -
1,0i Box 1680 -LaBelle, rkortda 33975
86.3-0675-45010 iFax: 861-675-6575
TOL~L. FREE- 877-.314-,30.48
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BULL MASTIFF, Red
Lost in the vic. of
Horseshoe Acres. Reward
$100 (863)983-2372

ENGLISH BULL DOG,
1 white/brindle vicinity of
Horseshoe Acres. $100
Reward (863)983-2372

OKEE LITTLE FARM Tab-
bies, (F) Gray, & (M) Gray
w/lots of white chest/legs
Moms (863)467-4389.


CALICO CAT- Female, 5
yrs old, spayed, all shots,
House broken. Call after
5pm (863)357-3894.


MOOREHAVEN
Fri 2/4 8am-?
Palm & Florida Ave.
Just off Hwy. 27 Communi-
ty carport sale. Bed, Ar-
more, lamps, blinds, pots,
pans, good clothes, fish-
ing items, and misc. items


Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123

To Angela Thompson
Forever & 2 days
Love, Your Husband
Alvin Thompson


DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc.. Only one signature re-
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fees! Call weekdays
8800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
established 1977.



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THE W-2'S FOR
BARNETT FARMS, INC.

Will be available beginning
January 31, 2005.
Please Pick up the W-2's @
1400 C.R. 830A,
Felda, Fl 33930
or call us @
(863)674-1778


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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


Busy Home Health Agency
Expanding to this
area looking for:
Per diem RN/HHA/OT/
ST/MSW & marketer.
Call:
1-866-766-0033
or fax resume to:
941-575-4445
COME JOIN the Montgom-
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mation call (800)230-
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Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).


Everglades Federal
Credit Union
Receptionist needed,
Previous Phone
Experience
Preferred, Proficient Word
& Excel, Bilingual a + Apply
in Person, Mail resume to
1099 W.Ventura Ave
Attn: Marta
or email resume to
Morales2@earthlink.net

Everglades Federal
Credit Union
LOOKING FOR TELLER.
mail resume: to
1099 W.Venttura Ave,
Clewiston FL. 33440
or email efcu@earthling.net
or fax to
866-302-5212
Experienced Reps Wanted!
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plications, Same Day Mer-
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& transaction as low as
1.60% 8.5 cents,
(888)287-6033 ext. 302


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PALM BEACH COUNTY
Career opportunities available in the Hattie
Field Child Development Center (Early Head
Start) in South Bay. The County offers excep-
tional benefits.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT (3 Posi-
tions, Infants and Toddlers), $10.40/hr. Re-
quires high school/equivalent AND 1 yr. ex-
perience working directly with the care and
development of young children (ages 0-5--
i.e., preschoolers) AND 40 hrs. DCF Child
Care training at time of application (must
specify). Must obtain a National CDA, Infant
and Toddler Specialization, within 1 yr. of
hire (Closes 2/11/05)
CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE I (2 Po-
sitions, Infants and Toddlers), $11.04/hr. Re-
quires an Associate's Degree in Early Child-
hood Education/Child Development/related
(or 60-sem./90-qtr. hrs. related college
course work) AND,1 yr. experience working
directly with the care and development of
young children (ages 0-5--i.e., preschool-
ers); or equivalent education and experience.
Must currently possess 40 hrs. DCF child
care training OR must apply for training with-
in 90 days of hire and supply documentation
of completion within 6 months of hire. Must
obtain a National CDA, Infant and Toddler
specialization, within 1 yr. of hire. (OPEN un-
til filled.)
FAMILY SERVICES SPECIALIST, $12.80/hr.
Implements and coordinates Early Head Start
services for pregnant women, infants and
toddlers. Requires a Bachelor's Degree in
Early Childhood Education/Child Develop-
ment, Child and Family Studies, Psychology,
Sociology, Social Work, Human Services/
related AND 1 yr. experience working with the
economically disadvantaged (or an MSW,
MS/MA in Early Childhood Education/Child
Development; OR an unrelated BS/BA and 2
yrs. related exp.). (Closes 2/11/05)
Visit www.pbcgov.com for detailed position
descriptions and employment application.
Applicants are requested to submit copies of
required certifications. Submit appl./resume
and any Vet. Pref. doc. for receipt by 5 p.m.
on advertised closing date to Palm Beach
County Human Resources, 50 S. Military
Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415. FAX: (561')616-
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A Duda and Sons, Inc., necesita un
camionero de combustible para propor-
cionarle servicio a equipos y vehiculos de
rancho. Tambien esta en busca de sol-
dadores para su taller. Se ofrece un
paquete que incluye un plan medico,
seguro de vida, vacaciones, plan de retire,
y otros beneficios. Sueldo segun la expe-
riencia. Empleo libre de drogas. Dirijase
a 1510 Carretera 29 Norte, Felda,
Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim McWay a
su telefono (863) 673-0363. Practicamos
una political de igualdad de oportu-
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Waitress/Bilingual, Good
personality. Must be
bilingual. No experience...
We'll train. Part Time on
Weekends. (863)983-3227


Emlymn


N NOW HIRING

Glades Ford is looking for the following:
*Experienced Salespeople
*Certified Technicians
*Certified Transmission Mechanic
*Part-time Retiree's as Drivers
Office Manager Trainee (knowledgeable in
accounting and automotive experience helpful)
Excellent pay plan advancement
available, great benefits.
Many opportunities.

Apply in Person

525 N.W Avenue L* Belle Glade, FL 33430

Call 561-992-4000
Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m.


AMAZINGLY UNIQUE REGISTERED NURSE ,

We are.looking for compassionate, dedicated & experienced RN to
help provide disease management services to HIV/AIDS patients. In
Western Palm Beach county Belle Glades county area. Duties to in-
clude: developing, coordinating & implementing plan of care w/other
team members, ensuring continuous quality care.

Current FL. RNM licensure required (BSN preferred), 3 years clinical
nursing experience, 1 year HIV/AIDS care or managed care experience
are required. Fluency in Spanish or Creole much desired.


Please forward all resumes to
(561)279-9608 or via mail to:
Positive Healthcare
14000 Military Trail, Suite 104
Delray Beach, FL 33484


rhaberle@aidshealth.org or fax to




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Senior Connections of SW FL, Inc.
H Project Secretary and Case Aide
4 positions needed in busy office. -
H Full-time with benefits. Driver
h needed mornings only for elder
dining site in Buckhead Ridge near
Okeechobee. On-call personal care
4 aides needed at all locations.
< Applications accepted at Senior
Connections of SW FL, Inc., offices
M-F, 8-5. In LaBelle, at 475 E.
Cowboy Way, (675-1446) in
S Clewiston at 1200 W.C.. Owen
S(983-7088) or in Moore Haven at
501 First Street NW (946-1821).
SWe are an E.O.E.
All positions open until filled.



ALICO INC.
is now hiring a MECHANIC for
the Citrus Division with at least
2 years grove experience.
Good benefits, plus retirement.
Apply
in person at the
Alico office,
640 S. Main St.,
LaBelle.
Alico, Inc. is an


Waitress/Mesera agrada-
ble buena presencia para
trabajar en Restaurant fines
de semana en Clewiston -
Pioneeer. De preprencia
Bilingue. (863)983-3227
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LAWNCARE SERVICE
NEEDED- Call Louis
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tion. (863)983-4663.


Drivers/OTR-Tanker look-
ing for Professional driv-
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Prepass & EZ Pass, Rider
Program & Much more!
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Fuel service truck driver needed at
Duda, Inc,, -o se.:vice farm equip-
ment. Excellent benefit package,
pay commcrmnsurate with experi-
ence. Drg free workplace. Apply
at 1.510 Hwy 29 North in Felda,
Florida, Contct is Jim McVay
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/FM




A. D-1ud ta Sons, Inc. is in need of a
welder for cur G-rove Shop.
xcel.entil ben.efi.. and pay depend-
ing on experience. EOE.
apply in person at 1510 Hw.v 29 N.
in Felda. Contact person is Jim
McVay (863) 673-0363



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Experi ','d insurance Agent.
Mi, iii,.. 3 years experience


Fax resume 863- );-3-645
or t all 863-94b6-644
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Requirements: Computer skills,
reliable, organized, able to work
independently, frinedly professional
demeanor- Apply at Palm Terrace
of Clewiston, 301 S, Street.





PORT LABELLE
UTILITY -SYS' iVI
Has an immediate opening for a Class C or
higher wastewater treatment plant operator.
Great -.i.- package, state retirement
system, paid .iii..ii, paid dental, paid va-
cation and sick ieave

Vet pref, EEO, Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assist ce in the apply-
ing. Call 863-675- .-3J


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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 ITrnore years of experience $10/ihr
Shift Differential & Excellent Benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees

RNs & LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 ,_ff one w,'ae
4 on/3 off the next week
Excellent salary & benefits
Mileage paid to and frorim woIk
for out-of-town employees
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR o0 NURSING
LTC & Management experience desirable
Excellent salary & benefits
Mileage paid to and frnm work
for out-of-town employees

RN NURSE MANAGER
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4on/3 off the next week
Nights 7prn-7am
LTC & Mgmt. experience desirable
Excellent salary & benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees
Glades Health Care Center
Pahokee, Florida
STATE RATED 4 STAR FACILITY
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Call 561-924-5561
Fax: 561-924-9466


Emlymn


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CHArMS & Diabetic Sun-
plies At No Cost. If eligible.
Scooter type w/basket or
fold-up. Medicare/Private
Insurance Accepted TLC
Medical Supplies, Inc
(888)601-0641.




mal-


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


Empoyen


P/T JUVENILE DIVERSION
PROGRAM CASE MANAGER

For Hendry County-LaBelle area.
Should live within 20 miles of LaBelle.
$12.00/hr. College Deg. w/1 yr. exp. req.
Fax resurne to Bay Area Youth Services
239-939-3238 or email to:
bavsahlqren(aaol.com

DJJ funded/DFWP


Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze!


Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-.
fieds.


NEW SELF i-a.,,
46 units 7x15, 8 '5i, 10xi5.
10x30 120,12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Com-
mereio St. 350 ft. from
Clewiston Police Dept.
863-983-6663, 983-2808
after .hrs 983-8979


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance ParLs 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 85.
Cruises 50O
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture n10
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 6'0
Jewelry v
Lamps': f"
Lug,3.le o45
Mel .. Item! 6a,2
Mis 1(ha ou '3b"
M ut-ical iti. ,i, ,rI '*-' .
Off,.:a 'J ,pp:,..: -.'
Equirr --Z 665
Pets -3.' .,.-
Ser ir .- 670
Photograp'.y 675
Plu.Nbing ,i' '-. -
Pool" r *C -." ,
Restaurant
Equipment 1juU
Satellite 695
Sewing Machine- 70o)
Sporting Goods ".5
Ster'" Equipment 710
Tele. h r.. Radio 715
Tick., 1t.
Tools 725
Toys g Games 730
VCRs 7'5
Wapflrl 'n Buy 7-41

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EfNT RAL ,.R F CEAT,
,i,!if Unit, 2,/2 Ton.
'Norks
well. $300 863-673-0920


AiNE-TIQUES iNow open .-
S Wed.-Sat C '00 First St.
Moorsiaven
(863)948.c i0


DESIC,
$200
5698


antiou i'etinished,
Call (863)634


DROP-LEAF TABLE, an-
tique, 6 leafs, refinished
(mahogany), $400. Call
aul (863)634-5698

Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


LAVVREN CEE

AUTO HOME MOBILE HOME BOATS
LIFE HEALTH

mrwSEanswEVOVC^W'wzwmFam


Ask About Friends of Animals
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W Ventur Ave Cewiston, FL 33440
S863-983-91145


FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863)467-1547

STOVE W/MICROWAVE-
frui sie. almond in color,
$100 (8631228-0919

WASHER & DRYER
GE, Slackable, Runs
Good, $150. Neg.
(863)675-5066.


SCHWINN 1955:
Collector's Item. All original
Only $-1100
863-467-5756



#1 CASH COWi 90 Vending
.Miachine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
3464 #- 02428

METAL HOOFING
SAVE $$$ Buy Direct
From Manufacturer.
20 colors in stock
with all Accessories.
Quick turn around!
Delivery Available Toll
Free (888)393-0335.

WINDOWS (5) Aluminum,
For Mobile Home, 30"W x
54"H. $50 for all, will sep.
(863)763-1997


Dresses ior Flower Girl,
white ?izes 7, $200 nr
wli! ell s oarateli.
(860)634 2339.
Prom Diess, size 2/10!
black & white. $75.
Call (863)634-0339





IVARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
with 0a/he! collar, original,
size arge, nev, $100.
(86;-' 27 06R27




COMPUTER- HP Pentium II,
192iB ran, i 7" monitor,
Desh all Disk $300
(772)461-6822.
COMPiTI'ER STAND"
Stainless Steel, $35
(862)357-3413

DELL LAPTOP
Works great
needs battery, $325
(865)446-6203

LAPTOPS
Gateway sJ '- .ii, $700.
Will separate.
(863)675-5066.


DIN. Rm. HUTCH, Large,
hard roc; maple, excellent
condition. 54Wx75Hx19D
$450 nap. 863-763-6342.
METAL BIUNKBED
twin/full w/twin mat.
only $50
(863)357-1794
WATERBED- King size, mir-
ror in head board, 6 draw-
er pedestal, $200. neg.
(863)675-2943



SOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $100. (863)946-3-123.
Miug Couia, Ti, oversiza
driver, 9.5 deg, offset,
graphite, Ti, "S' shaft $75
(863)946-3123.



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http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or maiito:
classad@newszap.com
TOP COAT
MVlens, 44 long. Beige.,
Z ; I. .,, 0
B ,' ),v .,..


LiFT C;AIR, Electric, reclin-
er, 6 mnos. old, good con-
Sdition, $450. (863)610.
1153.
MAITTESS PADS- 2, Mag-
netized power, 1 king & 1
twin S1500 will separate
(863)357-5754


CELL PHONE, Virgin Mobile,
Prepaid w/charger, leather
case & manual. $35 239-
867-1266
HONEYBEE BOXES (7) w/
frames, tops/bottoms. All
except Irames in exc. cond.
$49. 863)676-3470 Mel
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood. orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627.



METAL DOSK .2;(32 in
cludes 2 ig file draw,-'s.
$!0). (863)357-1078.




YORKIE PUPPIES-9 weeks
old, AKC ceg,, i female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.



SEWING MACHINE
.2)co minercial $400
tor both or will sep.
(863)467-4253



AUDiOVAHN SPEAKERS
2. 10", & 660 watt
Pioneer Amrnp. $300
(863)634-8023.


SAWMILLS -$2,695.00 -
' LurnberVMate-2000 &
LurnberLite-24. Norwood
Inclustrias also manufac-
,.liOO utility ATV attach-
iena's, ig :skidders, port-
abl, bea d edgers and fo-
restry equipment.
,'iww.norwoodindustries.-
com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext300N.
TABLE SAW, Sears Con-
tractor, 10" in perfect
cond. $150 863-612-
9233
UNIVERSAL ENGINE
STAND
Like new $25.
(863)467-1547



VACUUM CLEANER Kirby
w/all attachments incl.
shampoo, $300
(863)467-1110





POOL TABLE & Inexpensive,
Small Gentle HORSE or
PONY for Child. Good
home, 772-971-9474



Agricullture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeedProducts 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 8201
Farm Seruvices
Oftrred 825
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultmy Supplies 860
Scods Pl,-.ts '
Flcerv, 86u





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STUD HORSES-1 Paint & 1
Quarter horse. 41/ yrs old.
$1600 will separate.
(863)634-5112.


Okeecnobee Livestock
Mai-ket iai;. every
Mvlon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127

READING A NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU GET
INVOLVED IN THE
COMMUNIlY


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readers have more funi


I Insurance


are priced for quick sale!
Call Jay for info.
305-788-1764



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy cher-
okeemountainrealty.com
Call for Free Brochure
(800)641-5868
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.


bnsurance


2160 W. Hwy. 27 Clewiston
1.4 Mies N.W of WAL.MART
983-4663
C HamPIon
HOME BUILDERS O


New & Used
iViobile 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
Palmdale, Trophy Trailer,
'84, park model 35x12,
1BR/1BA, a/c & heat,
$7500. (863)382-3557


Employment
Medical


Employment
Medical "I I


LPN &
F -'4'il G CLERK
Competitive Salary & Benefits
(F/T Positions).
Apply in person
between 8am-4pm/M-F or
(863)946-2420 ext. 103
EEO M/F/HNVETERANS EMPLOYER


I Pet Services


I Pet Services


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Con...er.].;i
Prope,,y '.15
Condos
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property
Rent 925
House Rent 9430
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


1, 2 &3BR HOUSES &
APARTMENTS FOR RENI,
No pels.
Call (863)983-4436.

CLEWISTON, NORTH SIDE
apartments ior rent
unfurnished, no pets. Call
(863) 983-8973 iv. msg.



str fip;'ety under r
new management, address
- 7555 US Hwy. 27 Noriih
Palmdale. 863-675-5999


Real Estate



Business Places
Sale I C5
Commercial
Property Sale 101u)
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 10310
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070)
Warehouse Space 1)751
Waterfront Drnoert.i iJ



E,-_, s rP l i_
SUPPLY BUSINESS
Complete Inventory,
Fixtures and Shelving
Throughout.
Located 1 ml. N. of
LaBelle, on State Rd.
29 in Maple Corner
Sh,'rhfiiii, Center.
-.iimjij :. is 40'x40'
Easy Asssss & .,
Paved Parking.
Monthly Rent Includes
Water &iSewer. .
Contact Joy @
863-675-7555


NEW LOG HOME- 1.6 AC/
$59,900. Beautiful log
home package & gently
laying mountain property.
Off h. Parkway near
Boone. (800)455-198i,
ext ': 3






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


LaBelle-Port LaBelle #1
New 4/2, plus garage,
1542 sq fi, walk to school,
1/4 ac lot, priced to sell at
$132,750, Call Paul
(Owner), (863)673-5071.



Builders lots still
available in brand new
community next to
Caloosahptchie. River.
New Homes currently
under construction.
Pre-construction
discounts.
(954) 605-6407


Vacant Land
in town
2 acres, $55,000
(863)983-4496


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 ": ,-,.,,, full pad, full
hook up. Beautifully main-
tained park with great
swimming pool & club
house facilities. All sites


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Court Ordered Auction, Sat-
urday, February 19. 10am
Estate Farms, 3,400+/-
acres Premium Commer-
cial/Residential R.E., Lee
& Dougherty Counties,
Georgia 10% BP Rowell
Auctions, !rn. (800)323.
8388 >
www.rowellauctions.com
GAL AU-C002594
LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. 608 Sunset
Bay, L.L-.

Mountain Golf Homesites!
Prestigious community
weaving throughout Dye
designed 18 hole champi.
onship course in breath-
taking Blue Ridge Mins of
South Carolina. Call for
pkg (866)334 3253,
x759



LAKEPORT. Waterfront.
2 Bdrm., 3 Ba.,
Completely redone in 2003
Including: Roof, A/C, Appl.,
Carpeting, Tile, Plumbing &
Electric. Huge Screen Room
& Double Garage/Boat
House. New Seawall. Im-
maculant Condition.
$129,000. 239-707-4111



Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 20L56
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



90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/n many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000
DW MOBILE HOME, '91, w/
land, 3BR/2BA, fenced,
$69,900. (863)9B3-4496

Financing Available:
Buy Here. Pay Here.
Stanton Mobile Homes
Marginal Credit O.K.
Call 1-800-330-8106
or 863-983-8106
Handyman Special, As is,
3/2 Mobile Home, '95,
Horseshoe Acres, low
down pymt, owner financ-
ing avail, $55,000. 863-
234-1814.




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


CENTRAL HOMEU
OF CLEWISTON

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


2) Super Buy
Tropical #228
DW 3/2 Lg.
Screen Room,
10x14 Shed
$38,900


3)New
Land & Home
Packages in
Sunshine Lake
Estates
NowAvailable


4)734 Midstate
Loop 3/2 DW
Fenced, Rnd,


Must See
$72,900


SW MH- On 2 lots, 2BR,
2BA, 10X20 Screen rm,
12X20 Storage rm, 2 car
ports, $44,000 (863)946-
3626



Recreation



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


BASS, 18' 12-24 volt Troll
Motor, '97 Merc. 115hp,
Hi-5 SS Prop $2500 863-
763-5371.
BOSTON WHALER w/trailer.
$800. (863)902-0316


CANOE, Fiberglass. Good
siape. 2 person. $250 firm
363-675-6214 after 6pm

INFLATABLE DINGY,
MERCURY, 8.9 Ft.
Brand new. Never used.
$890. 863-382-3557
KAYAK, Fiberglass. Good
shape. 1 parson. $150 firm.
863-675-6214 after 6p

OUACHITA 14' Alum. 0/B.
w/tri $500 or best offer
(863)983-8674

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ilassit.htmi or mailto:
ciassad@newszap.com
PONTOON-. '13, all electric,
greaL toi canal, sm lake w/
troll motor & trir. $2500
Cell (717)377-1465.
WESTERLY CENTAUR SAIL
BOAT '72 26' 25hp volvo
diesel, runs, dinghy,
$6000 (863)983-5599.


CAMPER w/FL Rm. on side.
Located in Vantage Oaks
Park. Good cond. As Is.
$7000 neg. 419-365-5436
CRUISEMASTER 1990
28%! Ft. Motor oi-ne, Sips.
6, Ford engine. Generator.
$10,000 (863)467-0412
DUTCHMAN '95 26 ft. L
Full ba., 1 Bdrm., A/C, 9x24
Sunrm. Sleeps 5. $6500
863-357-2633 after 5 pm
Holiday Trailer Sales
Has Big Discounts On
15 New Brechenridge &
Woodland Park Models.
New 8' & 12' wide
models ready for
immediate delivery.
Several clean, used
travel trailers & 5th
wheels from $2,995."
Holiday RV and
Trailer Sales
19710 S US 41
between Alico Rd &
Corkscrew Rd. off 175.,
Ft Myers 239-590-0066
& 1-888-623-2186
Winnebago, brand new 32
ft. wide body motor home
w/slide out, under 3k mi.,
$65,000. 863-805-8777


HONDA 450 1982, Straight
Bike. Mint Condition. Runs
great! $1000 or best offer.
Call (863)675-3724.
HONDA CX500 CUSTOM-
Runs & looks good
$1500 neg.
(239)851-1894


CHEVY 810 BLAZER- '87,
runs good, missing back
window, new tires $1200.
(863)699-6803.
VW 75' dune buggy maxi
street legal w/tow bar &
curtains looks & runs great
$2400 (863)763-6971


Travel Trailer, Franklin,
'05 38 ft., 2 slideouts,
2BR, c/a, w/d, tri-axle,
awning, many extras,
$24,300. Will deliver.
(484)951-5572


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 1010
Classic Caie, 4015
Commercia I"lruoks 41020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks .1,50
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


CADILLAC ELDORADO
87, excellent condition,
$1200
813-356-8379.
CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.
(772)461-9536
FORD TAURUS SE, '03-
white, gray inter, all pow-
er, AC, new tires, $8900
neg. (786)486-3474.
GEO METRO, '94, 2 dr, cold
a/c, exc.. cond. $1200.
(772)461 -9536

Lincoln Mark VIII, '93, exc.
cond., 64k mi., loaded,
$4500 or best offer.
(863)946-2020


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
B&B Towing, Inc. gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent to
sell vehicles pursuant to subsec-
tion 713,78 of the Florida Statutes
that on 02/28/2005, B:00am at
1000 Alachua Street, Imnmokalee,
FL 34142. B&B reserves the right
to accept or reject any and/or all
bids.
1FTCR14A2VPB45969
1997 Ford Ranger
1 FALP62W5RH117543
1994 Ford Thunoderblird
4M2ZU66E32UJ19877
2002 Mercury Mountaineer
AMEX37820582510
2006 Exp. 02/07
550171 IM/CGS 2/3/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
B&B Towing gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell vehi-
cles pursuantto subsection 713 78
of the Florida Statutes that on 02/
28/2005, 8.00am at 3927 Enter-
prise Ave., Naples, FL 34104-
3640. B&B Towing reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or
al bids.
1NXBE12E32Z605814
2002 Toyota Corolla
1G2AF54TXIL6203519
1990 Pontiac 6000
1 MEBM50U3KA621869
1989 Mercury Sable
1 FMEU1760VLA54197
S1997 Ford Expedition
4A3CF34B4R E079095
1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse
1G1LT53T4PY191708
1993 Chevrolet Corsica
YAML11550595
1995 Yamaha
ZZNE5437D696
1996 Seadoo
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(863)467-5882
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Probate/Guardianship Division
File No.: 2004 099 CP
Division
.IN RE: ESTATE OF
CASSANDRA CERINO,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Cassandra Cerino, deceased, File
Number 2004-099 CP, is pending
in the Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33935.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATED OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is December 30,
2004.
Personal Representative:
Lavetta Monroe
P.O. Box 3411
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Thb Paige Law Firm
349 N.W. 16th Street
Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone (561) 996-9255
By: Daniel R Paige, Sr.
FLA Bar #0539406
549803 CGS 2/3,10/05
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
The undersigned does'tereby certify
that Cariess Summeralls conduct-
ing a Citrus Tree Removal & Land
Clear business at Hendry County,
Florida, under the fictitious name of
CBS Loader Works and that said
firm is composed of the following
persons whose names and places
of residence are as follows:
Careless Summeralls
3840 W. Dble. J. Acres Rd.
Alva, FL 33920
Ownership of CBS Loader Works is
as follows:
Cadress Summeralls 100%
it is my intention to apply to the Flori-
da Department of State, Division of
Corporations to register the said
name of CBS Loader Works under
the provisions of Chapter 90-267,
laws of Florida, Acts of 1991.
Carless Summeralls
DATE: 1/27/05
3840 West Dble. J Acres Rd.
Alva, FL 33920
863-675-0593
550878 CGS 2/3/05

NOTICE OF SALE
TO: HECTOR BAEZA
1850 OLD U.S 27
LOT 43-
CLEWISTON, FL. 33440
You are hereby notified that the
property stored by you with Dyess
entals, Unit 51 & 53 located at
320 Commercio Street, Clewiston,
FL 33440. The items are believed
to be household and miscellaneous
items and will be sold to the high-
est bidder for cash at the above ad-
dress on Feb. 11, 2005 at 11:00
a.m. at Dyess Rentals along with
advertising cost in the amount of
$712-85 plus $39.68. We reserve
the right to refuse any and all
bids.
550971 CGS 02/03/2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
BANK ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE OF CENTEX HOME
EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2000-8 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2000,
Plaintiff,
SPlaintiff, CASE NO. 04-CA-82
JOSEPH M. CARRAN: DICK WASIL; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; GLADES REALTY, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTS(S)JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT; JANE DOE, UN-
KNOWN TENANT,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of t
Glades County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Glades County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 27, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 27 ELM STREET, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, BUCKHEAD, FLORIDA
34974.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the south en-
trance of the courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FI 33471, at
11:00 a.m. on the 17 day of February, 2005.
Dated this 26th day of January, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Boevis
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, F 33619-1328
"In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the individual or agency sending the notice not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the
notice.n If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-
8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service"
550742 CGS 2/3,10/05


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the
Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, on the 9th day of December
2004, In the cause wherein John J. Smith was plaintiff and John W.
Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple defendants, being Case number
97-627, in said Court, I, Ronald I. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant
John W. Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple, in and to the following
described property, to-wit:
That part of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision Lot 25 lying North of the follow-
ing described line: Beginning at the Northeasterly Comer of Lot 25,
thence South 001 41' 37" East along the right of way of Captain Hendry
Drive 15 feet to the Point of Beginning of said Line, thence South 89 18'
23" West 82.68 feet to Southeasterly right of Way of Harbor Drive and
end of said line.
---AND---
Outparcel Tract A lying between Lots 2 and 3, Caloosa Harbor Subdivi-
sion as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 131, Public records of Hendry
County, Florida, together with the following described parcel:
A 30 foot wide strip of land across the dead Caloosahatchee River at
the location of an existing embankment crossing lying and being in
Section 7, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida
more particularly described as follows:
From the Point of Beginning being where the Eastedy line of Tract "A"
of Caloesa Harbor Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 130
and 131, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida intersects the former
easterly waters edge of said Calosahatchee River, said point being
also the Southwest comer of Lot 2 of said Caloosa Harbor Subdivision,
run North 58 degrees, 17' 30" West across said river a distance of 64.17
feet to the former Westedrly waters edge of said river; thence run South
10 degrees 27' 56" West along said waters edge a distance of 10.89
feet; thence run South 15 degrees 03' 00" West along said waters edge
a distance of 20.54 feet; thence run South 59 degrees 17' 30" East
across said river a distance of 55.48 feet to former Easterly waters
edge of said river thence run North 29 degrees 31' 17" East along said
waters' edge a distance of 30,01 feet to the Point of Beginning.
And on the 8th day of March, 2005, in the Courtyard of the Hendry
County Courthouse, LaBelle, Flordia, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon
thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all the said defendant's, John
W. Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple, right, itle and interest in the
aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell the same, subjectto
taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest
bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may beto
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execu-
tion.
Ronald E. Lee, SR., Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff
549465 CGS 2/03,10,17 24/05


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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
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 04-968 CA
ERLENE J. BLAKE
Plaintiff,
TINA G. LANCASTER
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TINA G. LANDCASTER, if alive, or if dead, their unknown spouses,
widows, widowers, heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees, and all parties
having or claiming by, through, under, or against her, and any and all per-
sons claiming any night, title, interest, claim, lien, estate or demand
against the Defendant in regards to the following described property in
Hendry County, Florida:
LOT 4, BLOCK 2132, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3 a cubdivicion arrnrdinq
to th e P lat there of, recorded in P lat B oo k : i ir ,: ,.,ri ,,
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Notice is hereby given to each of you that an action to quiet title to the
above described property has been filed against you and you are required
to serve your written defenses on Plaintiff's attorney, MARCY L. SHAW,
4427 SE 16TH PLACE #2, CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA 33904, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, P.O. Box
1760, LaBelle, Florida 33935 on or before February 22, 2005 or other-
wise a default judgment will be entered against you for the relief sought in
this Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published once each week for four consecutive
weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in Hendry County,
Florida.
Dated this 13th day of January, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of Court
By S. Miller, Deputy Clerk
M arcy L. S 4- .., l o ll,,iin "
IHl.,.I.I I ." li.. 31':,11 .
Wright & Shaw, P.A.
4427 S.E. 16th Place, Suite 2
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Phone (239) 542-9955 Fax (239) 542-9987
548226 CGS 01/20,27;2/03,10/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SHARON E. LAWRENCE LIGON File Number 2004-133-CP
Deceased Division __
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Administration of the ESTATE OF SHARON E. LAWRENCE LIGON, de-
ceased, File Number 2004-133-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the LA-
BELLE-COURTHOURSE COMPLEX, 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, Post Of-
fice Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975-1760.
The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and persons having claims of demands
against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this Court within
three months after the date of the first publication of this notice of thirty
days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them. ALL CLAIMS
NOT SO FILED FILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Publication of this Notice has begun on 1/20/2005.
WILLIAM P. MEEHAN, ATTORNEY MIKIA NICOLE McCRAE
1950 Courtney Drive, Suite 205 P.O. Box 443
Fort Myers, FL 33901-9017 Clewiston, FL 33440-0443
(239)939-4254 PERSONAL ,
Flonrida Bar No. 253820 REPRESENTATIVE
548285 CGS 01/27;2/03




PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2005, in the City Hall Commission
Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to
review and consider an after-the-fact variance request from Brian Sulli-
van. The applicant is requesting a variance of the 10" sideyard setback
requirement of section 110268 of the Clewiston City Code of Ordinanc-
es.
LOCATION: 417 West Sugarand Circle, A.K.A. Lot 13, Block C,
Sugarland Estates Subdivision Add. 1.
Parcel #3-02-43-34-501-000C-013.0
The City commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the rec-
ommendation s of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on
this request at 6:00 p.m. on February 21, 2005.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z
Board meeting and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquides re-
garding the hearing or any person requiring a special accommodation be-
cause of a disability or physical impairment, including speech or hearing
impairments, should contact the Building Official's office at least three
days prior to the hearing.

CITY OF CLEWISTON
Mike Rearic '
Building Official
550217 CGS 2/3/05


ih nomas S. Mayer
Senior Trust Officer
Morgan Stanley
335 North Maple Drive, 2nd Floor.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Pahokee Water Control District, the annual meeting of the landowners of
Pahokee Water Control District for the year 2005, will be held at the office
of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach
County, Florida, on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at 9:00 o'clock in the
forenoon for the purpose of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
By: /s/ Kenneth McDuffie
President
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will con-
duct a PUBLIC HEARING on February 21, 2005, at 6:00p.m. in the City
Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Flon-
da. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to enact fi-
nal passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWIS-
TON, FLORIDA, CREATING A COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
(CRA): PROVIDING FOR MEMBERSHIP AND CONFERRING THE POW-
RS OF THE CRA UPON THE CITY COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR CRA
DUTIES; PROVIDING FOR LIMITATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILI-
TY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Of-
fice, City Hall, 115VenturaAvenue, Clewiston, Florida, forth inspection
of any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person de-
cides to appeal any decision made with respectto any matter considered
at this meeting for public hearing, such person may need to Insure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Mali Chamness, Mayor
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Bolles Drainae District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida
Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the
Landowners of Bolles Drainage District for the year 2004, will be held at
United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27,
Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 11:45 AM, for the
purpose of:
1. Election of 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.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BY: ANDERSON RACKLEY, PRESIDENT
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Ritta Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Stat-
utes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Land-
owners of Ritta Drainage District for the year 2004, will be held at United
States Sugar Corporatilon, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27, Clewis-
ton, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8,2005 at 11:45 AM, forthe purpose
of:
1. Election of 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.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY: ANDERSON RACKLEY, PRESIDENT
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
1;:.,.,, i:nd Conservancy District, and In accordance with Chapter
r i..0i1 Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual
Meeting of the Lyndowners of Disston Island Conservancy District forth
yar 2004, will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses
Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesayt February 8,
2005 at 10:00 AM, for the purpose of:
1. Election of 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.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
BY: Trey Dyess, PRESIDENT
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Probate/Guardianship Division
File No.: 2004 099 CP
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CASSANDRA CERINO,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Cassandra Cerino, deceased, File
Number 2004-099 CP, is pending
in the Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33935.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
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file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER -THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATED OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is December 30,
2004.
Personal Representative:
Lavetta Monroe
P.O. Box 3411
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
The Paige Law Firm
349 N.W. 16th Street
Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone (561) 996-9255
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dar year ended December 31,
2004, is available at its office locat-
ed at 801 E. Sugariand Highway,
Clewiston, Florida 33440, for in-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION.
File No.: CP 04-49
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LARRY D. PERKINS A/K/A
LARRY DWAYNE PERKINS
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of
Larry D. Perkins- a/k/a/ Larry
Dwayne Perkins, deceased, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Glades County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is Post
Office Box 10, Moore Haven, FL
33471. The estate is testate and
the date of the decedent's Will and
any Codicils are Last Will and Tes-
tament dated September 4, 19992.
The names and addresses for the
personal representative and the
personal representatives' and the
personal representatives' attorney
are set forth below.
Any interested person on whom a
copy of the notice of administration
is served must object to the validity
of the will (or any codicil), qualifi-
cations of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of the
court, by filing a petition or other
pleading requesting relief in accor-
dance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THE NOTICE ON THE OBJECT-
ING PERSON, OR THOSE OBJEC-
TIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt prop-
erty is requirequired to file a petition for
determination of exempt property
WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY
LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT
PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED.
Any person entitled to elective
share is required to file an election
to take elective share is required to
file an election to take elective
share WITHIN THE TIME PROVID-
ED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO
CLAIM AN ELECTIVE SHARE IS
DEEMED WAIVED.
Attorney for Personal
.Representative:
Amber J. Vojak
Attorney for Linda J. Perkins, Mrs.
Florida Bar No. 0769460
2164 C J Lane
LaBelle, Florida 33935
Telephone: (863) 6740557
Personal Representative:.
Linda J. Perkins
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LaBelle, FL. 33935
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those funds for expenditures other
than construction.
Noting that sparsity funding is
supposed to equalize spending
between large districts and small
districts, Superintendent Aldrich
said the district has tried for two
years to win back funds cut from
previous budgets. Last year, the full
funding made it through the gover-
nor's budget, and the House, only
to be reduced to 65 percent in the
Senate.
The superintendent also asked
the legislators to lobby for an
increase in the average teacher
salary to allow Florida to rank with-
in the top 10 states in the nation.
"Florida teacher salaries are
29th in the nation, and with the
class size reduction amendment,
we're going to need a lot of new
teachers," Mr. Aldrich said, noting
that first Georgia and now Alabama
are luring teachers out of the state
with higher salaries. Skyrocketing
health care costs, which have
caused the district to pay an. addi-
tional $300 per teacher for insur-
ance, are contributing to the prob-
lem, he said.
In order for the district to sustain
its current plans, which include
adding a 7th grade to the new West
Glades Elementary School in Muse
to accommodate this year's sixth
graders, Mr. Aldrich said the district
will need additional funding.
For that reason, Mr. Aldrich also
asked the delegation to fully fund
the Heartland Education Consor-
tium, which assists six small school
districts, including Glades and
Hendry Counties, in pursuing
grants for technology and other
programs they would not other-
wise be able to secure.
The consortium, which pro-
vides curriculum and professional
services to the school district, must
not only be maintained at its cur-
rent funding level, but funds must


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expenses, his facility employs offi-
cers-with two years of corrections
experience, at $17.50 an hour, as
opposed to certified corrections
officers earning $25 an hour.
Only those pods where county
inmates would be intermingled
with detainees, would it be neces-
sary to employ certified officers.
"Now we're starting to see
how he does it," Mr. Ward said,
while Sheriff Stuart Whiddon said
it was news to him that all security
personnel need not be certified.
One 64-bed pod would likely
be set aside to house female
detainees and those would likely


Festival
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Band, a popular South Florida
country band. But there is no sub-
stitute for the main attraction, the
Sour Orange.
This tropical fruit was the first
orange to take up roots in Florida,
when the Spanish brought the
seeds across the ocean during the
early days of Florida's discovery.
Highlighting the festival's name-
sake will be the Sour Orange
Cook-off something Ms. Etchey
calls a "challenge for the chef in
the family."
I Ms. Etchey said visitors are
often surprised when they get their
first taste of this most venerable
tropical fruit.
"They come and see all these
delicious looking oranges on the
trees and bring home a bag full of
them," she said. "Then they get
them home and they are very sur-
prised when they taste them."
It is an acquired taste, meant to
challenge the pallets of the true
connoisseur. And, in some way,
the exotic nature of the fruit, tem-
pered 4ly its rich historic beginning,.
is a challenge few can ignore.
This fruit grows wild amongst


increase as the need increases, Mr.
Aldrich said, especially as new
mandates come down from Talla-
hassee without the funding neces-
sary to implement them.
Flexibility in funding was the
word that Glades County School
Board Chairman Mike Pressley
used in again asking that the legisla-
tors change the wording of the
statute concerning the local capital
improvement fund, to allow dis-
tricts to use district school tax funds
for expenses other than buildings.
Senator. Aronberg said he
would be introducing a bill this
year that would give the district the
necessary flexibility.
"You made me want to do that
when you told me that Glades
County, wanted to buy a van to
transport students and the state of
Florida said no," Senator Aronberg
said. "That kind of 'one size fits all'
rule is an example of Tallahassee
bureaucracy at its worst."
The Senator noted that he was
one of the few democrats who had
opposed the class size amend-
ment, not only because of the
increases in teacher salaries and
capital costs associated with it, but
because while students benefit
from smaller class sizes in K-3,
studies have shown less of a benefit
from small class sizes in the upper
grades. .
"The legislature didn't put it on
the ballot," Senator Aronberg said.
"It's up to the people to repeal it."
Hendry/Glades Health Depart-
ment spokesperson Pat Dobbins
said education is not the only area
that suffers from a scarcity of fund-
ing in rural areas.
"When you base funding purely
on population, rural areas will
always lose out," Ms. Dobbins said,
suggesting that a sparsity funding
mechanism, like the formula used
to fund education, would be help-
ful for health care as well, particu-
larly as the Legislature addresses
changes in Medicaid in this session.
Prior to the. delegation's meet-
ing, Ms. Dobbins had given Repre-


be intermingled with Glades
County female inmates. Currently,
Mr. Shaver said ICE is housing 40
female detainees in Monroe
County, although it has housed as
many as 73. Glades County regu-
larly houses 3-10 females a
month.
Mr. Shaver said while ICE
prefers separate facilities for their
detainees, in the smaller county
jails, those populations are min-
gled. Monroe County, he said,
keeps, one 65-person pod open
for ICE detainees, while the over-
age is housed in the county jail's
general population. He added
that with a 64-unit pod set aside
for female detainees, housing six-
seven Glades County females
with them wouldn't be a prob-


the pristine lands of Lakeport and
is a favorite among locals simply
because, through years of experi-
ence, people have learned to take
this previously undesirable fruit
and transform it into a multitude of
tasty flavors.
Festival goers will be able to
experience these flavors first hand,
or come up with a recipe of their
own during the cook-off. In years
past, cooks have produced such
tasty treats as sour orange pound
cake, sour orange cookies, and
sour orange pie.. Others have
found the juices ideal for basting
meats over an open fire.
It was only natural for this
unique fruit to gain its own notori-
ety through naming a festival after
it. The Lakeport community recog-


sentative Grimsley a tour of the
Glades County Health Department,
which suffers from a leaky roof, ter-
mite-infestation and needs to be
replaced.
"Glades County has no public
transportation, no pharmacy, there
are unique factors in health care in
rural communities in Florida not
shared by coastal communities,"
Ms. Dobbins said, adding that those
factors, which often mean patients
wait longer to go to the doctor,
mean sicker patients and higher
costs for medical care. Representa-
tive Grimsley, herself a nurse,
understood too well, noting that a
patient with the flu, for example,
might not start on the medication
the day it's prescribed, if there is no
transportation available to the
pharmacy.
By the same token, Hendry
Glades Mental Health representa-
tive Wayne Meddoc said a shortage
of beds in crisis stability units and a
shortage of funding for the indigent
drug program create special prob-
lems in rural areas.
"Residents of Glades and
Hendry Counties are taking up
space in the ER and hospital beds
because of the capacity crisis in the
stabilization units," Mr. Meddoc
said. "And if Medicaid is cut, and
patients can't afford their meds,
they can't maintain psychiatric sta-
bility."
Senator Aronberg said he didn't
realize there was no pharmacy in
Glades County and that patients
must travel to either Clewiston or
LaBelle.
Noting that the county, has
pledged to donate land to site a
new health department, Ms. Dob-
bins asked the legislators to lobby
the state for the funding to build
one.
Pledging her whole-hearted
support of the legislators' support
of a new health department build-
ing in Glades County, Ortega resi-
dent Donna Storter added her voice
to the county's call for funds to con-
struct multi-use/hurricane shelters


lem.
Mr. Ward said to support the,
cost associated with building a
brand new facility, even if the cost
is prorated over 30'years, the per
diem would need to be around
$89 a day.
Currently, Mr. Shaver said, ICE
is paying Monroe County $83 per
day to house females. To be mar-
ketable, as one of the ICE "best
buys" rates for the facility should
be in the mid $70 to mid $80
range, although Mr. Shaver said
ICE wouldn't be scared off by an.
$89 per day rate.
GCDC board member Bobby
Flanagan noted that one aspect of
the Glades County project that
ICE representatives liked was the
provision of transportation for


nized that other festivals, designed
around fruit, were finding success
in celebrating its flavor.
Ms. Etchey said such festivals as
the Strawberry Festival and Key
Lime Festival were drawing people,
into local areas and that the Lake-
port community knew they had
something that could prove to be
even more unique in the form of
the sour orange.
"We wanted something unique
to draw people in," she said. "We
knew other fruit festivals were
being successful and we knew had
something unique to offer people."
Unique it is and unique it has
been for the past dozen years.
Other highlights of this year's festi-
val will be a full-scale barbeque
with desserts, arts and crafts, the


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Hills.
Her comments were echoed by
Ortona Community Association
president Fran Way, who noted that
the fire station/library building in
Ortona is the only public building
to serve 300 home sites in the com-
munity.
"It's not up to hurricane code,
it's quite a distance from other shel-
ters and several families who wait-
ed too long to leave the area took
refuge there during the last hurri-
canes," Ms. Way said. "The kitchen
ceiling was soaked and it fell
down."
Commission Chairman Butch
Jones said the county has added
the Ortona multi-use shelter to its
legislative wish list for the past two
years, but would try again, and
would press for shelters in Palm-
dale and Indian Hills as well.
"The corridor on SR 80 is the
largest area of population growth
in the county, and with the mobile
home communities here, we need
somewhere to house people," Mr.
Jones said.
Senator Aronberg noted that in
the last budget the governor vetoed
funding for hurricane shelters
before the rash of hurricanes hit.
"Everyone said Glades County
would not get hit by.a hurricane,"
Senator Aronberg said, suggesting
that an email campaign to Jeb at
jeb.org might create a groundswell
of support for the endeavor.
Commission Vice Chairman
Alvin Ward asked the legislators to
provide additional funding through
the SCRAP and SCOPE programs to
fund road improvements in the
county, and to work with the Flori-
da Department of Transportation to
fund widening and resurfacing
roads in Muse.
The commission also asked
the legislators to seek state appro-
priations for continued funding for
the ongoing wastewater treat-
ment/sewer line expansion and
small counties courthouse reno-
vation funds.


detainees. Mr. Shaver said trans-
portation costs could be built in to
the per diem rate or established
via a separate contract for trans-
portation.
Mr. Ward said as he under-
stood it, the department's long
range plan is to build three facili-
ties, with a second in the central
part of the state and a third in
north Florida to house detainees
processed through Krome. Cur-
' rently, Mr. Shaver said, ICE is
housing 289-580 detainees in
Miami, averaging $73 a day, but
the rate could be higher, in some
cases as much as $105 per day.
"The ones we send you are
going to be here for a longer time.
The vision is for Krome to be a
staging area," Mr. Shaver said.


much-anticipated sour orange
cook-off, an auction, children's
activities, and more.
The festival is set to kick off Feb.
12 at 10 a.m. in Lakeport. Some
seating will be available, but it sug-
gested that festival goers bring
their own folding chairs or blan-
kets. Admission is $3 and children
under 12 will be admitted free of
charge.
For more information on the
festival activities, contact Susan
Etchey at (863) 946-0371.


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Carlito B. Arrogante, MD
our area's newest OBGYN.


Dr. Carlito Arrogante has returned to Glades
General Hospital's team of physicians. Originally
from the Philippines, Dr. Arrogante opened
Glades General Hospital's Obstetric Gynecology
Unit in 1993. Together with Dr. Ahmed
Barhoush, Dr. Arrogante is looking forward to
providing excellent care for women in the
community and in building relationships of
LIItr with his patients.
Please join us in welcoming
Dr. Arrogante back to our area.

Dr. Arrogante is currently
taking appointments.
Ifyou are seeking an OBGYN,
please call 561-992-9477
for an appointment today.


Office Hours: Monday Friday 9:00 am 5:00 pm
,'41 S.E. First Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

lidu in, lI, lcih'aid and most insurance plans accepted.


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Stuart
772-221-3330
448 SE Osceola St.


Fort Pierce
772-464-6464
1801 South 23rd St.


St. Lucie West
772-878-3376
1100 St. Lucie West Blvd.


Vero Beach
772-778-7782
923 37th PI.


GLADES
GENER A L
HOS P IT AL


Medicare, Humana, Employers Mutual accepted
See a Boad Certifed Drmtoogst...EerTme


to Treasure Coast Dermatology,
and announce the opening of their new office:

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American Society
863-467-9555 ,oMoo
1924 US Highway 441, N.

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, February 3, 2005


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