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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 10, 2005
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Moore Haven,. Fla. Thursday, February 10, 2005 Volume 78, Number 35


At a Glance
GED classes
available
The Glades County School
District is offering GED prep
classes at Moore Haven High
School (room 26-003) for
adults who wish to obtain their
GED. Classes are on Tuesday
and Thursday nights from 6-8
p.m. You may register the night
of the classes. If you have any
questions you may call Scott
Bass at (863) 946-0202 ext. 13.
Food For Thought
The Glades County Public
Library 201 Riverside Drive S.W
in Moore Haven will host a pres-
entation on Peacock Bass Fishing
by Bob Quilliam, Friday, Feb. 18
from noon-1 p.m. as part of their
ongoing "Food for Thought"
series. The public is.encouraged
to bring their lunch and enjoy the
program, sponsored by the
Glades County Library Board.
Drinks are offered for sale by
Friends of Library. Other upcom-
ing luncheon "Food for Thought"
programs include a presentation
by Cowboy Poet Hank Mattson,
Friday, March 4 and a Seminole
Program, Friday, March 18. For
more information, phone (863)
946-0744.
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
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Turn that trash
into treasure
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 pop-
corn if you bring a friend. Ven-
dors are welcome. Rent a six-
foot table for a $10 donation.
Proceeds benefit programs for
the elderly in LaBelle.
First annual Step
Up Bridge Walk
Step Up, Florida 2005 is a
statewide event put on by the
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Chronic Disease Con-
trol and Prevention promoting
physical activity and healthy
lifestyles and it's coming to
Glades County on Friday, Feb.
11, presented locally by the
Glades County Health Depart-
ment. The 1st Annual Step Up,
Florida Moore Haven Bridge
Walk is scheduled to begin at 4
p.m. in the parking lot of the
Glades County Health Depart-
ment. For additional informa-
tion, contact Waynette Rives at
the Glades County Health
Department, (863) 946-0707 or
Derek Carlton, Glades and High-
lands County Chronic Disease
Health Promotion & Education
Coordinator at (863) 382-7221.


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Index

Classifieds ... .. 15-18
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion ...........4.
School . . . .7
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By Tracy Whirls
The Glades County Board of
County Commissioners at their
regular meeting Feb. 8 instructed
the county attorney and county
manager to come back to the
board at their night meeting Feb.
28 with a recommendation as to
how to move forward with a pos-
sible comprehensive plan
amendment, which would allow
the future construction of 1-20
upscale homes surrounding an
existing airstrip on Fernwood
Lane in Muse.'


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ie issue arose when County laid use for the property is open- recreational uses, and the skydiv-
ney Richard Pringle gave his use agriculture, which would not ing club might fall under that cat-
t concerning the status of a normally allow an airstrip, how- egory. However, Mr. Pringle said,
te airstrip on Fernwood ever, Mr. Albee had received a it does not appear that a special
special.exception to construct an exception for that has been
rnwood Lane resident Sally airstrip on the property. However, approved for the property.
had approached the board Mr. Pringle said, that special "I haven't gone out and
*ir January meeting to comrn- exception only allows the airstrip inspected the property to see if it's
that the airstrip, reportedly to be used privately by the occu- being used commercially or not.
as a skydiving club, is being pant. Frankly, that's what code enforce-
commercially. Mr. Pringle said the county ment does," Mr. Pringle said.
G. Albee has owned the does have another special excep- Operating a skydiving club on
p for 21 years and operated tion, under open-use agriculture, the property appears to be
diving club since 1993. which permits the property to be approvable and allowable, if Mr.
r. Pringle said the current used by private clubs and other Albee were to apply for the spe-


Festival time: Cane Grinding fun


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Cane Grinding Festival organizer Larry Luckey, himself a founding member of the Ortona
Volunteer Fire- Department, recognized current VFD volunteers during the annual-Cane
Grinding Festival Feb. 5, which benefits the VFD. Pictured, from right, are Assistant Fire
Chief Lisa Knight, Chief Jimmy Summerall, Captain Teresa Summerall, Lieutenant Shel-
ton Barquio, Lieutenant David Heflin, whose grandfather helped settle Ortona when only'
ten families lived there, and newest firefighter and Heflin's son, Scotty Heflin.

Festival fun benefits firefighters


By Tracy Whirls
Since its inception in 1978, the
annual Cane Grinding Festival in
Ortona, which benefits the
Ortona Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, continues to grow, as has
the department it supports.
After a slow start, complicated
by cold weather, the annual
Ortona Cane Grinding Festival,
which took place Saturday, Feb. 5
at the Ortona Indian Mounds
Park, was a success, drawing
upwards of 800-area residents
and visitors to the event while sell-
ing more than 700 barbecue
chicken and pork dinners to ben-
efit the volunteer fire department.
Festival organizer and founder
of the VFD Larry Luckey, who
substituted for longtime emcee
Richard Facciano who was ill,
gave a history of the festival and
the department it benefits while
serving as master of ceremonies
for the event.
"The cane grinding festival
started in 1978 because the volun-
teer fire department needed
See Cane Page 10


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Travis and Delores Dowhen were named Ortona Citi-
zens of the Year during the annual Cane Grinding Festi-
val held at Ortona Indian Mound Park Feb. 5. Larry
Luckey presented the award.


posed

cial exception, the attorney said.
As for the original complaint,
concerning planes flying over Ms.
Diller's house, "If residents don't
want planes to fly over their
house period, in response to that
statement is that a special excep-
tion has been. approved and
planes can fly over."
Mr. Pringle said the question of
whether or not the property is
being used commercially is
something else he doesn't know,
See Fly-Page 4


Two arrested



in drug case

By Tracy Whirls alcohol, the sergeant performed
BUCKHEAD RIDGE a traffic stop..
Glades County Sheriff's Office The driver, when asked to
detectives charged an Okee- present her driver's license told
chobee man with possession of-,police that her driver's license
crystal methamphetamine, a had been lost by the car dealer-
felony, following a routine traffic ship when she purchased a vehi-
stop in Buckhead Ridge Jan. 29. cle following the hurricanes. She
Luren Jason Hill, 25, of Okee- provided the officer with an iden-
chobee was also charged with tification card instead.
possession of marijuana under After issuing the driver a
20 grams and possession of drug warning citation for failure to
paraphernalia, both misde- maintain her lane and not having
meanor charges. Bond was set her driver's license, the sergeant
at $25,000. asked the driver for consent to
According to a booking search the vehicle. She declined.
report released by GCSO Sgt. Pepitone contacted
Sergeant Mike Pepitone, the offi- GCSO canine officer Steve Har-
cer was on routine patrol in ris, whose dog Sandy performed
Buckhead Ridge when he an exterior search on the vehicle,
,.bsetied awhile 1995 Oldsmo- and alerted on the rear passen-
bile occupied by three subjects, ger door.
cross the center line four times When the passenger, Hill,
within a mile. was asked to exit the vehicle so it
Suspecting that the driver
might be under the influence of See Arrest Page 4





Ward receives



airstrip okay


By Tracy Whirls
The Glades County Board of
Adjustments approved a special
exception request by a Glades
County commissioner to allow a
private airstrip on his Wayman
Road property, but stipulated
that only aircraft owned and
operated by the owner of the
property can be hangared or
stored on the premises.
The special exception also
stipulates no repairs can be
made on-site to any aircraft
other than general servicing by
the owner and prohibits com-
mercial aircraft from being
hangared there. Setbacks from
any neighboring residentially
zoned property must be expand-


ed to a minimum of 100 feet, no
structure on the site can exceed
45 feet in height, and all naturally
occurring vegetation should
remain intact, as a means of
buffering.
Any development of the
airstrip must be in strict compli-
ance with the requirements of
the Federal Aviation Administra-
tion.
Commissioner Alvin Ward
had applied for the special
exception in November, and
was chided by Board of Adjust-
ments member Steve Hein dur-
ing the Jan. 27 Board of Adjust-
ments meeting for "putting the
See Ward Page 4


Planning for the big 'Chalo'


By Tracy Whirls
Planning for the 57th annual
Chalo Nitka Festival, slated for
March 4-6 continues, with a
host of annual events slated to
begin this month to prepare for
Moore Haven's seminal event.
According to Glades County
Chamber of Commerce Execu-
tive Director Lisa Langdale, this
year's event promises to be big-
ger and better than ever, with a
host of new exhibits, including a
wildlife'show Friday and Satur-
day, helicopter rides during the
carnival and a gospel show on
Sunday. '
Festivities will kick off Feb.
19, with the crowning of the
Chalo Nitka Queen and her
court. The pageant, to be held at
the Moore Haven High School
Auditorium, begins with the
crowning of Little Miss Chalo
Nitka, for girls in 2nd and 3rd
grade, at 5 p.m., followed by the
Princess Pageant, for girls in 4th-
* 6th at 6 p.m., Junior Miss, 7th-
9th grade, at 6:45 and Queen


Pageant, for girls in 10th-12th, at
7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.
Thereafter, the Chalo Nitka
Queen and her court will reign
supreme over the festivities,
which follow.
The fun continues Saturday,
Feb. 26 with the annual'Chalo
Nitka, "Big Bass" tournament,
sponsored by the Big 0 Bass-
masters.
Chalo Nitka means "Big
Fish," in Seminole, and the "Big
Bass" tournament is truly that,
with the top prize awarded to
the angler of any age who lands
the biggest, single bass during
the tournament.
The February events are real-
ly just the beginning as the
annual festival, held each year
the first week of March, gears
up. Beginning Monday, Feb. 28,
through Thursday, March 3,
Glades County Youth Livestock
and 4-H participants will show
their dairy cattle,' steers and
swine in the annual Youth Live-
stock Show and Sale, culminat-


ing in the swine and beef sale
Thursday night, beginning at 7
p.m.
Founded more than 30 years
ago by this year's Glades County
Chamber of Commerce Citizen
of the year Tommy Bronson,
who patterned the Youth Live-
stock Show, after the Silver
Spurs Club of Kissimmee, the
Youth Livestock Shows and
Sales will feature a new event
this year, with a lamb show
opening night.
The Livestock Shows kick off
Monday, Feb. 28 with the Dairy
and Lamb Show, followed by
the Swine Show Tuesday, March
.1, the Pee Wee Beef and Steer
Show, Wednesday, March 2 and
the Buyers Dinner and Livestock
Sale, Thursday, March 3. All live-
stock shows begin at 7 p.m.
nightly, while the Buyers Dinner
Thursday is slated for 5:30 p.m.
with the Livestock Sale follow-
.ing at 7 p.m.
See Festival Page 10


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Chalo Nitka Queen Lindsey Arnold and friend Darren Williams
of Ortona were among those who attended the annual Cane
Grinding Festival in Ortona Feb. 5. The outgoing Queen will
crown the 2005 Chalo Nitka Queen Saturday, Feb. 19.


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Obituaries

Jewell Arnold MaddOX Lakeland; sister, Ona Hendry of
Jewell Arnold Maddox, 81, of Palmdale; grandchildren, Brent
Palmdale, died Feb. 3, 2005 in Baker, Landry Baker, Sandi Lopez
Lake Placid. She was born March and Lucy Hester; great grandchil-
26, 1923 in Okeechobee to dren, Rachel Vivian Baker, Ian
Charles C. Arnold and Iva Pearl Russell Baker, Erin Elizabeth
Eubanks Arnold. She was a long- Baker and Anna Jolene Baker. She
time resident of Palmdale. Sur- was preceded in death by her first
vivors include her daughter, husband, Lee Raulerson in 1966,
Glenice Raulerson Baker (Den- second husband, Wilburn "Ed"
nis) of Fayetteville, Ark.; stepson, Maddox in 1996, and her son Den-
Barney Maddox of Palm Beach; nis Raulerson in 1995. Funeral
stepdaughter, Betty Jo Maddox of services were held Sunday, Feb. 6,

Wedding announcement


Zarrella-Huff
Mr. Robert D. Huff and Mrs.
Yvonne Calhoun are proud to
announce the upcoming wed-
ding of their daughter Amanda
Rose Huff to Kevin John Zarrella,
son of Mr. John Zarrella and Mrs.
Sally Newton on Saturday, Feb.
26, at 3 p.m. The wedding cere-


mony will take place at Maple
Grove Baptist Church, 120 East
State Road 78, Lakeport. Friends
and family of the bride and groom
are welcome. There will be a
reception following the ceremo-
ny, at the Lakeport Community
Center located on Red Barn Road
in Lakeport.


Sunfest extravaganza


to kick off annual party


WEST PALM BEACH-One of
West Palm Beach's most
renowned and elite event planners,
Sutka Productions International,
Inc., will help plan an all-new
extravaganza for SunFest, to be
held Wednesday night, April 27.
This will be the inaugural year for
the All Access Party, which will help
kick off Florida's largest music, art
and waterfront festival.
"We are thrilled to be working
with SunFest because it gives two
outstanding organizations a
chance to combine their fabulous
talents and make the festival even
bigger and better than before," said
Bruce Sutka, president of Sutka
Productions. "Combining per-
formance, music, extraordinary
effects and lighting, this new
evening of excitement will surely
prove to be the next level of recog-
nition for SunFest's already interna-
tional reputation."
Sutka Productions will design
all aspects of the party, including
decorations and entertainment.
Over the past 25 years, Sutka Pro-
ductions has produced events
throughout North America and
Europe for such prolific clients as
Revlon, Donald Trump, Chanel,
Jimmy Buffett, Steven Spielberg's
Shoah Foundation and Giorgio
Armani.
The All Access Party is a sepa-
rate event from the regular four-day
festival of SunFest 2005. An
unprecedented, adult-oriented cel-
ebration, it will feature an open
bar, free "Taste of SunFest" food
sampling and access to the VIP
hospitality area as well as the Club
SunFest party area and air-condi-
tioned lounge.


Guests can get down and shake
their booties to the sounds of KC &
The Sunshine Band, who will
headline the Washington Mutual
Stage. Throughout the party, guests
will be enthralled by conceptual
performance art in the style of
Cirque du Soleil(r), including con-
tortionists, acrobats and other cos-
tumed performers.
Only 5,000 tickets will be sold
for this one-night event. In the past,
average attendance at SunFest on a
Wednesday night has been 20,000.
Additionally, guests will have the
chance to go backstage with a lim-.
ited amount of guided tours.
Tickets for the party are $50 and
are- available online at
http://www.sunfest.com or by call-
ing (561) 659-5980 or (800) SUN-
FEST. Tickets will also be available
at the SunFest store at 525 Clematis
Street in downtown West Palm
Beach. Regular one-day and four-
day SunFest ticketscannot be used
for the party, and there will be no
senior or children's discounts.
Sutka Productions Internation-
al, led by president and founder
Bruce Sutka and David Negri, has
offices in West Palm Beach and
New York. It is a vibrant, compre-
hensive design house and vision-,
ary production company whose
events feature the cr me de la
cr me of the corporate, social and
charity worlds.
SunFest, Florida's largest music,
art and waterfront festival, takes
place.annually in downtown West
Palm Beach. SunFest 2005 is April
28 through May 1. For more infor-
mation about SunFest, visit
http://www.sunfest.com or call
(56.1) 659-5980 or (800) SUNFEST.


Big Lake Radio Club


sets goals for the year


Samuel S. Thomas,
W3ALE, PIO
At their first annual meting for
2005, the Big Lake Amateur Radio
Club took time to review the events
of 2004 and look forward to what's
coming.
There was a shortage of com-
municators to respond for hurri-
cane shelters during the storms last
year. Amateur radio has a special
ability to get the message through
when all other means of commu-
. nication are down; being able to
use many frequencies, many
bands, many modes of communi-
cations (voice, code, fax, teletype,
digital communication, etc.)
This provides reliability and the
members of the club suggested
that, considering the shortage of
local operators and considering
our needs, persons might be
assigned to shelters with "CB-
types" of radios, and put in touch
with a local amateur station that
could relay messages to areas out-
side of the city or country.
Radio coordination will take
place from the Lee County line and

TRUE STORIES OF GLADES COUNTY
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WHERE THE SWALLOWTAIL KITE SOARS
The Legacies of Glades Countly, Florida and
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CLEWSTON INN, GATORAMIA,
ANNE'S ANTIQUES
& UPCOMING FESTIVALS IN GLADES COUNTY.


include parts of Western Palm
Beach County, including Glades
County. The plan will be proposed,
through our local emergency con-
tact coordinator, Jim Sparks-
AA4BN to the county emergency
response teams. The club consid-
ered putting a Special Event radio
station on the air during the
upcoming Sugar Festival. This will
let visitors contact persons from
around the country and tell people
across the country that our Sugar
Festival is a special event.
Persons visiting the festival can
drop by the on-site radio station
and talk to people around the
world about this special time in
Clewiston. Persons interested in
participating in emergency activi-
ties, field days, special events sta-
tions or who have an interest in
amateur radio are invited to get in
touch with the Big Lake Amateur
Radio Club. It meets the last Mon-
day evening of each month, at 7:30
p.m. at Saint Martin's Church, 207
North W.C. Owens Ave., Clewis-
ton. For more information call Eric
Rhinehart, W4KPG at (561) 924-
9270.


at the Palmdale Baptist Church in
Palmdale with Rev. Earl Kline offi-
ciating. Interment followed at
Ortona Cemetery. Arrangements
by Akin-Davis Funeral Homes-
Labelle.
Imugene H. Goodlett
Imogene Goodlett, 84, died,
Feb. 4, 2005, in West Palm Beach.
She was born April 3, 1920, in
Blount County, Alabama, the
daughter of Shelly Andrew Hill
and Edna Pearl Smith Him, and
moved to Belle Glade, in 1940
where she met her husband
Charles D. Goodlett, the city's


longtime Police Chief who in 1989
preceded her in death. She is sur-
vived by her son, David Goodlett,
his wife, Michelle and three
grandchildren, Alison Lobdell,
Charles David Goodlett III, and
Andrew Quinton Goodlett, all of
West Palm Beach. Funeral servic-
es were held Feb. 8. Burial fol-
lowed at Port Mayaca Cemetery.
The family requests that expres-
sions of sympathy be made in
Imogene's name to the Commu-
nity United Methodist Church in
Belle Glade. Arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel, Belle
Glade.


Pets turning wild:


Iguanas spreading


FORT LAUDERDALE-
Brought into Florida as pets, igua-
nas are a good example of how
exotic animals'can become a nui-
sance across the state, says a Uni-
versity of Florida (UF) pest man-
agement specialist.
Pet iguanas that have escaped
or been released are now well
established throughout South
Florida and can be found as far
north as the Tampa Bay area, said
Bill Kern, an assistant professor of
entomology with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"Florida's subtropical climate
allows these large herbivorous
(plant-eating) lizards to survive,
reproduce and become a perma-
nent part of the environment," he
said. "As a result, tens of thou-
sands of iguanas are multiplying
in South Florida."
Three large members of the
iguana family are common the
green iguana (Iguana iguana),
the Mexican spiny-tailed iguana
(Ctenosaura pectinata) and the
black spiny-tailed iguana
(Ctenosaura similis).
"Adult iguanas are large, pow-
erful animals that can bite, cause
severe scratch wounds with their
extremely sharp claws and deliv-
er a painful slap with their tail,"
Kern said. "These reptiles usually
avoid people, but will defend
themselves against people and
pets who try to catch or corner
them."
. Wild adult iguanas, which can
be dangerous, never tame suffi-
ciently and rarely make accept-
able pets, he said.
Damage caused by iguanas
includes, eating valuable land-
scape plants,-shrubs and trees as
well as orchids and many other
flowers. Iguanas do not eat citrus,
but they like dooryard fruit such
as berries, figs, mangoes, 'toma-
toes, bananas and lychees, Kern
said.
Mike Maunder, director of
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
in Coral Gables, said hundreds df
iguanas in its garden are a major
problem because they feed on
important plant collections.
"Iguanas will climb trees to
feed and young specimen trees
have been badly damaged and in
some cases killed," he said. "Our
historic hibiscus garden was
grazed to the ground and has
been moved to possibly a safer
location. The impact of these her-
bivorous animals in a botanic
garden cannot be sustained five
large iguanas eat as much as one
sheep."
Maunder said their plant col-
lection will be subject to continu-
al damage from iguanas until an
effective and humane manage-
ment system can be initiated.
Iguanas also dig burrows that
undermine foundations and side-
walks, Kern said. Iguana burrows
next to seawalls cause erosion
and eventual collapse of the
walls. Droppings from iguanas lit-
ter areas and may be a source of
salmonella bacteria, which caus-
es food poisoning.
Alligators, dogs, raccoons and
birds of prey are probably the
only natural enemies of iguanas
in the suburban environments of
South Florida. Automobiles and
people are the main cause of
mortality of adult iguanas, he
said.
In tropical America, large
predators, such as ocelots,
pumas, jaguars, anacondas and


boa constrictors eat iguanas.
Iguana meat is considered a deli-
cacy by people in Central and
South America.
Kern said it is illegal to release.
any exotic animal in Florida,
including iguanas. Because they
. are not native to Florida, they are
not protected in the state except
by anti-cruelty laws.
Green iguanas are listed by the
Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species
because of their economic
importance and over-harvest for
the pet trade. In Florida, all cap-
tured iguanas must be kept in
captivity as pets or captive breed-
ing stock, or must be destroyed.
They cannot be released into the
wild, he said.
Iguanas, which are consid-
ered exotic unprotected wildlife,
can be captured and removed by
property owners from their own
property at any time without spe-
cial state or federal permits, Kern
said. Some counties or munici-
palities may have passed statutes
that protect' these invasive
exotics, so check with local
authorities before removing igua-
nas.
They may be caught by hand,
noose pole, net or trap. Only live
traps and snares are legal in Flori-
da. Babies can be sold or given to
pet stores or exotic pet whole-
salers.

"When temperatures drop
below 50 degrees Fahrenheit,
cold-stunned iguanas can some-
times be simply picked from
branches or picked up off the
ground after they fall from trees,"
he said.
Kern, a vertebrate pest man-
agement expert at UF's Fort
Lauderdale Research and Educa-
tion Center, said male iguanas are
territorial against other males,
but are not territorial against
females and juveniles.
"These large lizards like to
bask in the sun on sidewalks,
docks, seawalls, landscape tim-
bers and open mowed areas," he
said. "If frightened, green iguanas
and basilisks dive into water,
making them very difficult to cap-
ture. Spiny-tailed iguanas usually
retreat into their burrows."
While adult iguanas prefer
feeding on foliage, flowers and
fruit, they will occasionally eat
animal material such as insects,
lizards and other small animals,
nestling birds and eggs. Juveniles
eat more insects, and hatchling
green iguanas eat the droppings
of adult iguanas to acquire the
gut bacteria they need to digest
plant material, Kern said.
"Don't feed iguanas in your
yard because it will attract more
iguanas and create problems for
you and your neighbors," Kern
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rats and raccoons as well as igua-
nas."
In addition, there are other
large lizards established in Flori-
da that some people mistake for
iguanas, he said. The brown
basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus) is a
large lizard up to two feet in
length that occurs in the same
areas as. introduced iguanas.
Knight anoles (Anolis equestris)
commonly reach between 12 to
18 inches. Nile monitor lizards
(Varanus niloticus) are carnivo-
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Wednesday was Ash Wednes-
day. For some Christians, this
marks a season of prayer and fast-
ing. Many religions practice ritual
fasting. Others may fast for medical
reasons, to "detoxify" their bodies.
Most people can go without
food for a day or two without suf-
fering any ill effect. However, for
some people fasting can be very
dangerous. For those with blood
sugar problems and those on pre-
scription medications, going with-
out food could be dangerous.
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first consulting your doctor. Your
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The heali

Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Each year we are invited to
come together as a community to
take up the fight against cancer in
a fun-filled overnight event called
the Relay For Life. Sponsored by
the American Cancer Society, The
Relay For Life is a community-
supported, volunteer-driven,
team event, which helps raise
money to help prevent cancer,
save lives, and diminish suffering
from the disease.
The Clewiston Relay For Life
this year begins on Friday
evening, Feb. 18, at the Hendry"
County Fairgrounds. All around
the fairgrounds, teams will set up
booths based on this year's
theme, "Take A Holiday From
Cancer".
For 18 hours, these teams of 10


going to fast make it fast

metabolism's "famine" mode, One thing that impressed me is The difference in carbohydrate
causing the body to conserve its that they appear to be fresher than level and calories was discovered
resources. It can also cause the most supermarket potatoes. Most later.
body to consume muscle tissue potatoes are cold-stored and it may One thing I noticed about the
instead of fat. be weeks or even months between Sunlite potatoes is that they have
On any fast, it is very important the time the potatoes are picked lighter, thinner skins. I liked this
to drink enough water, and to and the time you purchase them. because I like to eat the skin with
maintain the proper electrolyte bal- I know from experience that the potato you get more of the
ance. Check with your doctor for fresh potatoes have more flavor nutrients and fiber that way. I tried
advice about supplements, than those that have been stored. I baking them and they did well. The
Ot was lucky enough to grow up on a skin did not dry out. The flavor was
A few months ago, I read about small farm and well remember the good. The flesh of the potatoes was
a new strain of potatoes, lower in flavor of potatoes dug, cooked and not as flaky as that of a russet pota
calories and carbohydrates than consumed the same day. to,t as flaky asund that of a texture satisfac-
normal potatoes. The Sunlite The Sunlite potatoes are about to but found the texture satisfac
brand potatoes are grown in. Flori- 20 percent lower in calories than tory.
da. Critics of the new strain of pota- russet potatoes; and, 30 percent Before making any change in
toes claimed that lower carbohy- lower in carbohydrates. They con- your diet or exercise program, con-
drate content would make the tain Vitamins B6 and C and potassi- suit your doctor.-This is especially
potatoes "gummy," and less flavor- um. According to the marketing important if you are on any pre-
ful. company that packages the pota- scription medications. Some drugs


So where
potatoes on
market, I de,

ing


n saw some of these
n sale at a local super-
cided to try them.


toes, the new strain of potatoes
was originally designed to have
more flavor than russet potatoes.


power of Relay


to 15 people will walk, jog, or run
around a track with a common
goal to raise money through
donations to help the American
Cancer Society work towards a
cure for cancer and to provide
care and hope for those affected
by cancer. Of course, the public is
invited to come check out the
booths, enjoy the good food, the
entertainment, the music, and the
great fun of the event.
The Relay will begin with a
"Survivor's Lap" at 6 p.m. The
luminary ceremony, a very touch-
ing event, will be at 9 p.m. Can-
dles are lit in remembrance of
those who have lost their battle to
cancer, as well as in honor of
those who are survivors. To go
around the track and read all of
the names is a heartfelt experi-
ence. These lights of hope and
remembrance will stay lit


throughout the evening.
This week I came across a
photograph that I took at the 2003
Cancer Survivor Dinner. Some of
those lovely people are no longer
with us. As I look at the photo
from last year, I am reminded
even more of the loss of dear
friends and neighbors that will
not be in the photo this year.
The comfort that I have comes
from knowing that no matter
what happens and life shows
us that it most likely will happen if
it has not already God will turn
our ashes to beauty and our sor-
rows to joy. It comes from our
abiding hope as Christians that
the day will come when we will
be with our Lord and our loved
ones, but in the meantime God
will make a way for us in this life-
time.
Understanding this, we can


interact badly with roods that.
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".

r For Life

come to the realization that can-
cer is not all-powerful. Because of
our relationship with our Lord,
there are things that cancer can't
do. It can't consume love. It can't
abolish hope, erode faith, or dis-
rupt peace. Cancer can't repress
courage, attack the soul, elimi-
nate eternal life, or conquer your
spirit.
The power of the Relay is that
it allows a.community to grieve
for those lost to cancer and to cel-
ebrate the lives of those who have
survived. The power of Christiani-
ty is that we can enjoy the gift of
joy in days of health and strength,
and the gift of God's abiding pres-
ence and promise in days of pain
and grief.
Claim this and embrace this
and let yourself be blessed by this.


High blood pressure and misplaced anger
The Reverend Samuel S. change things and not an innocent for the owner of the vineyard. They your own.
Thomas, Ph.D.+ bystander. I see that in churches all simply become a convenient That does not help anyone, not
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston of the time. Someone is angry source for displaced anger. That's even you. When Paul writes, "be
about something that happened in where tension comes from; dis- angry and sin not (Ephesians
I heard a statistic on TV that pre- a national convention so they take placed anger never solves the prob- 4:26)" he admonishes us to stop
dicted by 2025, one out of three it out on the local church. lem, never communicates to the using each other for whipping
persons will suffer from hyperten- The people who suffer have source, never lets anyone say, boys. Figure out what or who
sion. That's quite a large number of nothing to do with the national "There, I've gotten it off my chest!" makes you angry give them the
people! Tension comes from many decisions, but you can be sure The victims ask themselves, benefit of your energies. It's better
sources some beyond our con- they'll be the targets of someone "Hey, what did I do to deserve this?" for your blood pressure and may
trol, but some areas are within our who is angry about something They feel wronged and rightly so. be better all around!
power to change. going on somewhere else. The They in turn feel like vengeance and
For many people, the source of sources of their anger, of course, go their blood pressure goes up too.
tension is misdirected. A father has blitherly on, their lives unchanged The biblical parable about the ten- iE e r y
a bad day on the job and nothing and untouched by someone miles ants is a play on words and ideas. 21 bs.
goes right. He brings his feelings away looking for vengeance. The owner of the vineyard sends his
home and takes things out on a There is a biblical parable about son the tenants are jealous and
mother who is sure she had noth- tenants found in Mark 12. A man say, "Come lets kill him and the
ing to 'do with it, but takes some plants a vineyard, rents it out and inheritance will be ours." I -
abuse and is on edge. The kids act goes away. When he sends mes- It is about the lord being reject- I1U
up and set her off getting a reac- sengers to collect his rent, they beat ed by those whom God has M0. Chicken Cunm
tion to their mischief that is out of them, send them away empty- entrusted His world. That's the
proportion to what they did. handed, and finally kill one of problem with displaced anger Wed.- Salisbury Stee
They go after the dog, the dog them. The owner sends his son, you may pick the wrong person to paf
goes after the cat, and the cat feeling that surely the son will be use for a scapegoat. You may do T
becomes the best mouse-chaser in respected. He too is killed, more damage than you ever imag-
town. In reality, it is misdirected Of course, the messengers and ined. You can find yourself regret-
anger that causes a lot of problems. the son have nothing to do with the ting an attack on someone who is i
Often, the source of people's anger contract, the obligations of the ten- really innocent and on your side.
is something they cannot name. ants or the feelings of the tenants You add to the world's tensions and


We don't seem to get mad at the
gas station attendant when the gas
goes up, butwho is responsible?
Can we say "the Arabs" and let
them know about our feelings over
high prices? We're unhappy about
the situation and since the persons
responsible are untouchable,
someone nearby will have to hear
about it. An author of several books
told about having to wait in the
checkout line of a grocery store
and someone started to complain
about how long the lines were,
how there weren't enough
cashiers, how service had fallen off
and went on and on.
He said, "Excuse me, but you
have me mixed up with someone
you think wants to hear about your
problems."
The proper persons to hear
about it would have been the store
management, the cashier or some-
one who could do something to


Black History Month tidbits


Part of our Black History is
the struggle we had for equali-
ty. In remembering and honor-
ing those who were on the fore-
front of the civil rights
movement in Florida, a cere-
mony was held in St. Augus-
tine, Jan. 28. It was a memo-
rable occasion and the
honorees were each recog-
nized for the significant role
they played in the 60's in the
fight for equal rights.
Mr. Melvin Thomas of
Harlem a former Sheriff Deputy
was one of the honorees. Com-
missioner Janet Taylor, his wife
Florida Thomas, and Mr. and
Mrs. Clifton Dykes attended the
ceremony. Commissioner Tay-


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Return of the native


By Tracy Whirls
Asked how long someone
has to live in Florida before they
can call themselves a Floridian,
Gordon Bryant of Moore Haven
told the story of meeting a
woman from Orlando, who said
she was from Florida.
Asked where she came from
originally, she said, "Chicago,
but I haven't been there in 20
years."
Mr. Bryant, however, is a true
native Floridian, whose ances-
tors came to Florida in 1765,
moving to Jacksonville from
North Carolina to farm on the St.
Mary's River.
An interpreter for the English
with the Creek and Seminole
Indians, Mr. Bryant's grandfather
several times removed, moved
back to St. Mary's, Ga. when the
Spanish took over the govern-
ment. His son returned to Flori-
da after the British regained con-
trol of the state.
Mr. Bryant's grandfather
homesteaded on Captiva Island,
the owner of 165 acres where
the Southseas Plantation resort
is now located. Valued at
$35,000 in 1921, before a storm
inundated Captiva and Sanibel,
the elder Mr. Bryant sold the
farm two years later for $21,000.
As a youth, Mr. Bryant said,
his father recalled driving cattle
down Main Street in Fort Myers,
en route to Punta Rassa and
Cuba, where they were traded
for rum.
As an adult, Mr. Bryant's
father became a commercial
fisherman, fishing for mullet on
the coast when they were run-
ning and coming to Lake Okee--
chobee where he caught catfish
when they were not, In 1931, Mr.
Bryant's mother said she wasn't
moving anymore and the family
settled-permanently in Moore
Haven.
Besides fishing commercially,
the elder Bryant worked as a
fishing guide for Glen Strickland
who owned a gas station in
.-Moore Haven.
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stan pnoo/ iracy vwnins
Gordon Bryant, wife Sandra
and their Yorkie-poo, "Killer,"
of Moore Haven were among
the 800 or so who turned out
Saturday for the annual Cane
Grinding Festival in Ortona.
limit on the number of bass you
could catch, and I have pictures
of him with a string of bass that
wide," Mr. Bryant said, holding
his arms arm-length apart.
"Some lines of bass, it took three
people to hold them."
Mr. Bryant, who still lives in
the family home on Avenue d,
said when he joined the military
in 1955, Moore Haven had 900
residents, and wild maiden cane
grew from his home to the high-
way. Since then, the city has
more than doubled in size, he
noted, but Lee County's growth
has been phenomenal.
"In 1955, there were 28,000
people in Lee County," Mr.
Bryant observed. "Now there
are more than 400,000 and 90
percent of those are trans-
plants."


Highwayman R. L.


Lewis at library Feb. 12


R. L. Lewis, one of the origi-
nal Highwaymen, will be the
guest lecturer at the Glades
County Public Library Saturday,
Feb. 12 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Highwaymen is the
name given by art collector Jim
Fitch to the African American
Landscape Artists who painted
Florida Scenes (during the 50's,
60's and 70's), and commercial-
ly sold their works to businesses
and private individuals through-
out Florida's East Coast and inte-
rior.
The Highwaymen story pri-
marily started in Fort Pierce,
when Florida Landscape Artist,
A. E." Bean" Backus started
teaching the then teenager
Alfred Hair art lessons. Another
Florida Landscape Artist, Harold
Newton was also painting suc-
cessfully in the early 1950's dur-
ing this time.
Inspired by an article about
Newton while in high school,


Lewis attended Edward Water
College in Jacksonville, Syracuse
University in Syracuse, New
York, before graduating from
Florida A&M University in '1966
with a B.A. Degree in Art Educa-
tion.
Lewis began his own artistic
career as an illustrator for Boe-
.ing, before becoming an art
teacher with the Brevard County
School System, where he
worked for 32 years before retir-
ing. He also spent 15 years as a
part-time teacher at Brevard
Community College as an Art
Adult Education instructor from
the late 1970's to the early
1990's, and taught for the Cocoa
Village Art Adult Education
Association on a part-time basis
for over 10 years.
Now Mr: Lewis' work and
that of young artists he has
inspired may be viewed at the R.
L. Lewis Art Gallery in his native
Cocoa, Fla.


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Raising

By Tracy Whirls
After helping to organize the
annual Ortona Cane Grinding
Festival at the Indian Mounds
Park that bears his name, Larry
Luckey and his family began
demonstrating how cane was
ground, using a 101-year old
cane grinder, and turned into
pure cane syrup, at the annual
festival in 1986.
Saturday's event was no
exception, and while Mr. Luckey
served as master of ceremonies
and son, Larry Luckey II per-
formed the National Anthemn to
open the festivities, it was left up
to Mrs. Luckey, Neva, and other
family members to carry on the
tradition.
Thurston Townsend of
Arkansas, Larry Luckey's uncle,
was pleased to share the secrets
of raising cane and making
syrup Saturday, while Cara
Pendry, Nee Townsend, assisted
the Luckeys in making cane
syrup.
The Townsends moved to the
family property on North River
Road in LaBelle in 1951, where
John Townsend raised cane and
prided himself at making the
clearest, pure cane syrup one
could buy.
"He sold syrup to make a liv-
ing. There were 13 of us," said


cane and making syrup

Mr. Townsend, 67, who was
number 12. "It put groceries on R -l -
the table." -.


Cane, a grass, which grows
from a stalk, cut at each joint or
eye, then planted, matures every
12 months in Florida, Mr.
Townsend said, therefore the
syrup could be manufactured
virtually any time throughout the
year, not just in winter as maple
syrup, for example, is produced
in the north.
The cane itself re-grows each
year naturally until tilled up and
replaced every five years, Mr.
Townsend said.
After the cane is ground to
separate the sugar from the
bagasse, the raw cane is boiled
in a large pot, roughly two hours
to cook down, depending on the
size of the pot.
"I helped daddy make syrup
and he had an 85-gallon pot,"
Mr. Townsend said, explaining
that as the syrup starts to thick-
en, it rolls over the rim of the pot
into a filter, then is filtered again
with a cloth filter and dropped
into the kettle, the process is
repeated until the syrup is clear.
His father sold the pure cane
syrup, sought after for the
absence of sediment, in quart
and a half sealed cans.


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Thurston Townsend of Arkansas, Larry Luckey's uncle, was
pleased to share the secrets of raising cane and making
syrup Saturday. The Luckeys and their kinfolk 'have been
making cane syrup at the annual Ortona Cane Grinding Fes-
tival each year since 1986.


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working to set up Glades Coun-
ty's first interactive Web site and
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employees.
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without further investigation.
Commercial uses, however, are
not allowable on property zoned
for open-use agriculture and if Mr.
Albee wants to use the land com-
mercially, there would have to be
a comprehensive plan amend-
ment to allow it. The comp plan
amendment for the commercial
use amendment could be sought
by the property owner or the
county, the attorney said.
Commission Vice Chairman
Alvin Ward said he had been
receiving calls recently concerning
the possibility of creating a fly-in
community in the area, where res-
idents could build homes and fly
back and forth to the coast from
the existing airstrip, which would


Ward

Continued From Page 1
cart before the horse," in construct-
ing the airstrip in advance of secur-
ing the special exception.
Contacted following the meet-
ing, Commissioner Ward asked
how one defines an airstrip.
"There's no law that says I can't
take a grader and build a swale on
my own property," Commissioner
Ward said, adding that the "airstrip"
is little more than rolled dirt, like
that which would be used to con-
struct a road and surrounded by
sales.
In recommending that the
Board of Adjustments approve the
special exception request, County
Planner Alan Shatto said the
airstrip, which is comprised of two,
grass runways that criss-cross have
been contoured to handle runoff. A
metal hanger/barn meets recom-
mended height requirements and
both the airstrip and barn are
accessible only by means of the
road to the Wards' 30-acre parent
parcel.
Mr. Shatto also noted that the
site is adjoined by an expanse of
land under agricultural open use by
Lykes Brothers, Peeples Ranch, and
a tree farm and hunting camp fur-
ther to the west. The only residen-
tially developed lots in the area are
on Turkey Lane Way and north
Wayman Road.
Mr. Shatto noted that a private
airstrip should not be located in
more urban areas, and is consistent
with the adopted comprehensive
plant.
"For the most part, these private
airstrips are utilized in agricultural
regions for purposes of maintain-
ing or serving crop production. In
these areas impact to adjoining


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remain private.
The commissioner said he had
discussed changing the open agri-
culture zoning to agricultural resi-
dential some months before with
County Planner Alan Shatto, to
make the parcels consistent with
those on the other side of the
road.
"Why is the county only now
taking on changing it to agricultur-
al residential," Mr. Ward asked?
"There are people who have got
lots they won't be able to build on
for another eight months."
Mr. Pringle said he had looked
at changing some of the zoning in
the area via a small scale compre-
hensive plan amendment, but
suggested that if the county fees
amending the comp plan to facili-
tate the construction of high-end
homes, then the county could ini-
tiate a large scale comprehensive


land is minimal," Mr. Shatto said,
noting that Mr. Ward will use the
airstrip for personal use and,as a
means of commuting to and from
other local airfields.
He even went so far as to say the
airstrip could "ultimately serve the
general public in a variety of ways."
"Probably most important is the
role it may present in terms of pub-
lic safety. In a dual function the
airstrip could be utilized in search
and rescue activities and firefight-
ing efforts, a well as provide areas
for disabled aircraft to land," Mr.
Shatto wrote.
Elsewhere in his report, howev-
er, Mr. Shatto had noted that the
neighborhood in which Commis-
sioner Ward's 8700 North Wayman
Road home is located demon-
strates a trend toward residential
development from current mixed
uses of agriculture.
"The subject property is part of
one of the county's more presti-
gious and growing residential com-
munities. Land use varies and
includes older ranches that are
gradually giving way to develop-
ment of quality site built homes on
lots approximately five acres or
more. This trend has been increas-
ingly evident over the past decade,"
Mr. Shatto wrote.
Any future expansion of the
airstrip or nearby neighborhood
development would be subject to
the Zoning and Building Depart-
ment review processes to ensure
adequate buffering and screening
is provided if needed, Mr. Shatto
said.
Finally Mr. Shatto stipulated that
any future development of the
airstrip, beyond its current status as
a grass landing strip would require
notification of the proposed
change to the planning department
and would require a professionally
engineered site plan.


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plan amendment for the area.

Mr.' Shatto said he had peti-
tioned the board two years ago for
a large scale comprehensive plan
amendment which would have
rezoned Tower Road to transition-
al and Fernwood agricultural resi-
dential, but those changes were
removed from the submittal. Try-
ing to change the zoning in the
area by a small-scale comprehen-


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could be searched, he allegedly
placed his hands in his pockets.
Fearing he might be carrying a
weapon, the sergeant ordered the
suspect to put his hands on his
head while being searched.
A pat-down search of the sus-
pect allegedly yielded a marijuana
cigarette in his watch pocket. After
placing Hill under arrest, the officer
completed the search and report-
edly recovered a marijuana pipe,
some rolling papers and a plastic
cylindrical container containing a
white crystallized substance,
which, when field tested, tested


sive plan amendment, which can
only be approved for parcels of 10
acres or less, would be a band-aid
approach, Mr. Shatto said.

Mr. Shatto also asked if the
board was going to underwrite
the expense of moving forward
with a large-scale comprehensive
plan amendment for the area, not-
ing that his department's budget
had been cut 132 percent.


positive for methamphetamine.
Two other glass pipes, one of
which allegedly contained a white
powder residue, were reportedly
recovered from the suspect's other
pants' pocket.
A search of the vehicle reported-
ly led to the discovery of a second
marijuana cigarette in a pack of
Camels on the front seat of the
vehicle and a pack of rolling papers
in the driver's purse.
The driver, later identified as
Brandy Lee York, 25, of Okee-
chobee, was charged with a misde-
meanor count of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bond for York was set at $1,000.
Both suspects were transported
to the Glades County Jail.


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Two arrested in $1.2 million drug scam


TALLAHASSEE-Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the arrests of two men and
charges against a third for their
alleged involvement in an inter-
state prescription drug operation
with purchases totaling more than
$1.2 million.
Joseph Gonzalez, 40, of Mira-
mar, and John Cobey, 35, of Fort
Myers, are accused of facilitating
the sale of prescription drugs with
fake pedigrees, including medica-
tion intended for cancer patients.
Under a recent Florida law
advanced by Attorney General
Crist, a drug cannot be legally sold
in Florida without a valid pedigree


guaranteeing that it is authentic
and has been properly stored.
Gonzalez was arrested in Fort
Lauderdale and Cobey surren-
dered at the Lee County Jail. Also
being sought in the scheme is
Jose L. Benitez, 51, of Homestead.
According to an arrest affidavit,
Gonzalez allegedly facilitated
transactions between Benitez,
who operated an unlicensed
Miami drug wholesaling opera-
tion, and Cobey, owner of the
now-defunct Broward County
drug wholesaler Atlantic Diabetic
Supply. The drugs, believed to
have been diverted from Medicaid
between November 2001 and


April 2002, were eventually sold to
other wholesalers with forged
pedigree papers. The drugs sold
included Epogen, Procrit and
Serostim.
"Putting profit over the health
and safety of cancer patients is as
low as it gets," said Crist. "This
case vividly demonstrates why our
new drug pedigree law is an
important tool for protecting the
health of medical patients."
Gonzalez and Cobey are
charged with one count of organ-
ized fraud over $50,000, a first-
degree felony punishable by up to
30 years in prison. Benitez is


charged with the same crime as
well as 12 counts of possession of
legend drugs with intent to sell, a
third-degree felony punishable by
up to five years in prison. The
defendants will be prosecuted by
the Attorney General's Office of
Statewide Prosecution.
Gonzalez's arrest was conduct-
ed by the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement (FDLE), follow-
ing a joint investigation by FDLE,
the Attorney General's Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit, Miami-Dade
Police, the Bureau of Pharmacy
Services, and the Food and Drug
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Clewiston gets new fire truck
The Clewiston Volunteer Fire Department hosted the January Chamber of Commerce
Social Jan. 18 to show off the city's new fire truck, Engine 8. Pictured with the truck are
Clewiston firefighters, Chief Rob Hunton, Chuck Pelham, Jimmy Pittman, Tom Waddell,
Matt Beatty, Kevin McCarthy, Travis Reese and Pete Garcia. The new E-ONE fire truck
replaces a 25-year-old truck. It is a combination pumper/rescue truck with a 1,000 gallon
water tank and a 1,268 GPM pump. Among its many features are two high pressure hose
reels for the 'Uaws of Life," one for the spreader and one for the shears. Engine 8 is also
equipped with a 5,000-watt generator for running lights, tools, and smoke ejectors. The
ladders are mounted on an electric rack, which can be lowered within reach from the
ground.


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Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
has just opened its business to
Clewiston residents and offers a
variety of services that don't
require the normal expenses
related to visiting law firms.
Services include identity theft-


Staff photo/Brenda Jaramillo
Thomas Flewellyn, III, is
offering up his services to
local residents. Pre-Paid
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traffic violations, wills, contracts,
documents, and IRS audits.
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the business offers affordable
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under law a reality for all Ameri-
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clients.
"All of us can use the advise of
a lawyer before make a decision,"


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out that identity theft is the num-
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can provide the protection citi-
zens needs in safeguarding them-
selves from this growing epidem-
ic. .. .. .
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located in Greenacres, however
Clewiston residents can contact
Mr. Flewellyn, Clewiston's newest
chamber of commerce member,
at (561) 313-6572 or (561) 667-
2556. Mr. Flewellyn can also be
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West Glades Teacher, Employee of Year have much in common


By Tracy Whirls
When West Glades Elemen-
tary School Principal Larry Luck-
ey II announced that Doreen
Backes and Bonnie Marchal had
been named Teacher of the Year
and Non-instructional employee
of the year respectively, at the
new school, he described the
work that the two do and how
they came to be nominated by
their peers.
Both began their careers in
education relatively late in life -
one performing clerical duties
with various companies before
becoming a preschool teacher,
the other an Air Force retiree.
Both are married toteachers:
Mrs. Backes' husband, Danny,
was recently named Central Ele-
mentary's Teacher of the Year,
while Mrs. Marchal's husband,
Billy, is the ESE Teacher at West
Glades. Both are avid crafters.
Then there's the rest of the story:
Mrs. Backes, who teaches
kindergarten, has two children
- Sonny Dan and Jessica.
She holds a Bachelor's
Degree in Early Childhood Edu-
cation and a Master's Degree in
Educational Leadership from
Florida Gulf Coast University.
The former cashier, billing clerk
for a transportation company,
assignment clerk for South Bell,
a scout and quality control per-
son for Yoder Brothers, and a
preschool teacher for the local
Baptist church, she began her
teaching career by substituting
at her son's preschool the
First Baptist Church of LaBelle.
"The following year, there
was a need for a new teacher
and I was hired as the three-year
teacher and helped with the
after-school program at the
church," Mrs. Backes explained.
"When the church closed the
preschool, I encouraged my
church to open a preschool. The
lead-teacher from the previous
school and I began a new pro-
"gram. I taught there until I was
no longer able to work and go to
school, which was.nine years
later. During that time, I received
a Child Development Assess-
ment Certification, then my
Associates in Arts, and finally my
Bachelors in Early Childhood
Education."
Pointing to receiving her
degrees as her proudest accom-
plishment, Mrs. Backes isn't
deterred by. disappointments
because, she said, "I try to look-
for the good in all things and be,
thankful."
A member of the Kiwanis, 4-.
H Advisory Board Member;
FGCU Teacher Advisory Board


Thursday, Feb. 10
Pork Roast
Macaroni and Cheese
Green Beans
Bread White '
Peaches
Milk-Variety
Friday, Feb. 11
Pizza Pepperoni
French Fries
Tossed Salad
Shape-Ups
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Monday, Feb. 14
Sausage


Courtesy photo
West Glades Teacher of Year
Doreen Backes said if she
had to choose another pro-
fession, she had once con-
sidered being a nurse, an
accountant, and even an
archeologist, but now thinks
she would like to be a mis-
sionary.
Member, Mission 3:16 teacher at
Carlson United Methodist
Church of LaBelle, and 4-H
leader of Pig Skin Classic, Mrs.
Backes said she is involved in so
many community activities,
"Because I love kids! I enjoy the
rewards of watching them grow
whether it's in my classroom or
my church youth group. I want
to make a difference."
A native of Pennsylvania, Mrs.
Backes' family moved to Miami
when she was five years old. She
graduated from Hialeah High
School in 1979. When she and
husband; Danny, decided to
marry, they moved to Muse
where they have 'lived for 23
years.
"I like the openness," Mrs.
Backes said, when asked what
she likes most about the area. "I
grew up with houses so close
together, there was not much
privacy. I enjoy seeing the nature
all around me, like this summer
traveling to Brighton Reserva-
tion, I constantly saw a variety of
wild game. And finally, probably
the close-knit community, the
feeling that people care about
each other."
: And while she'd like to see
some good places to shop in the
area without having to go to
Lehigh, Fort Myers or Sebring for
a Wal-Mart, she said, "I do not
know if it is worth the chance


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Wednesday, Feb. 16
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Courtesy photo
West Glades Employee of
Year Bonnie Marchal said
she loves to travel, study
other cultures and do any-
thing crafty (quilting, sewing,
working with my hands,
drawing, etc.) and would
become a full-time crafter if
she had to choose a different
occupation.
that other things may change."
A self described "over achiev-
er" who expects everyone else
to be also, Ms. Backes said she
spends much of her time these
days researching new ideas to
use in teaching her students.
"My major goals are to be the
best I can be at whatever I do so
that I can help others to be their
best," she said.
Mrs. Marchal and husband
Billy have no children, just cats..
"There are six of them now," she
says, adding that she enjoys
working with the children at
West Glades and opening their
minds to new things.
"I enjoy sharing my love of art
and computers with the stu-
dents and giving them a new
way to express themselves," Ms.
Marchal a paraprofessional in
West Glades' Computer and Art
Departments.
The former producer, direc-
tor, broadcaster for the United
States Air Force for 20 years, Ms.
Marchal ran the Pentagon Televi-
sion Studio for the last four years
before she retired. .
"My husband started teaching
when we retired from the Air
Force and I just followed along,"
Mrs. Marchal said. "I started out
as a volunteer, gradually becom-
ing a substitute and then full
time employee."
The couple, who have lived in


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LaBelle for 7 1/2 years, moved
around a lot while in the mili-
tary, last living in Washington
D.C. before moving to LaBelle.
"We wanted to live in a place
where the pace was a little slow-
er and to be near my husband's
parents," Mrs. Marchal said. "It's
quiet and it's close enough to
the action (the big city) yet far
enough away.
"I'd like to see it remain the
quiet little town it is right now
but everything is subject to
change, and with Hwy. 80 get-
ting close to being done, things
are going to change in a big way
around here. I just hope it does-
n't change too fast."
While some might view her
new role as a step down from
broadcasting, Ms. Marchal said
devising West Glades computer
and art program on a low budg-
et was a challenge.
"I spent many hours, late into
the night, doing research and
searching the Internet for art
projects for the students to do
with recycled items and educa-
tional Web sites for them to
explore in the computer lab,"
Ms. Marchal said. "I coordinated
with teachers to find projects
that would include both art and
computers and would be an
extension of some of their class-
room lessons, as well as rein-
forcing the Sunshine State Stan-
dards. The technology used in
the computer lab has helped
prepare the students for the
upcoming FCAT testing."
Seldom disappointed, guided
by the old saying, "When you
get a lemon, make lemonade,"
Mrs. Marchal said her major goal
is to live life to the fullest.
"I also try to not to waste any-
thing, especially time. That's
something we all could use a lit-
tle more of," she said.
A member of the LaBelle Gar-
den Club, Southwest Florida
Quilter's Guild, Captain Hendry
Crafter's Guild, Mrs. Marchal
said life is all about experiencing
and learning new things.
"My mother always said that
you should try and learn at last
one new .thing every day," Mrs.
Marchal said. "You never know if
you can do something or even if
you're going to like it if you don't
try it. I'll try to do just about any-
thing once. Set goals for your-
self, but don't set them in con-
crete because we all need the
chance to change our minds.
When I was in school, I never
thought about working with
children but look at me now."


School Happenings


Moore Haven
Elementary School
Moore Haven Elementary
School will be participating in the
29th annual Jump Rope for Heart
Event that is sponsored by the
American Heart Association. The
event will be held at the Moore
Haven Elementary School Feb.
25. K-6 grade will have a chance
to volunteer their time for a good
cause and earn great prizes. If you
need more information please
contact Chris Goodwin.at 946-
0737. Subway will donate subs to
the class that raises the most
money and will also donate a sub
to the student that raises the most


money in the school.

Project Graduation
hosts fundraisers

By Lisa Click
With the goal of providing a
substance and alcohol free cele-
bration for all graduating seniors,
volunteers with Project Gradua-
tion are all working hard. to
ensure that the graduating class of
2005 will have a night to remem-
ber.
The Project Graduation organ-
izers appreciate the community's
continued support and ask those
who would like to donate to the
Project Graduation fund to send


donations to the following
address: Moore Haven Jr/Sr High
School, Project Graduation, P.O.
Box 99, Moore Haven FL 33471.
Upcoming
Fundraisers
Jeanette Peeples is in charge of
the Project Graduation fundraiser,
Cow Chip Bingo. It will be held
Saturday, Feb. 26, beginning at 8
a.m. If you need information or
tickets please call Mrs. Peeples at
946-1788.
Big Lake
basket drawing
Project Graduation will be sell-


ing tickets for a drawing for a "Big
Lake" basket March 5. The basket
will contain products that reflect
the history of our area. Tickets
will be available starting Feb. 15,
$1 each or six for $5. Please con-
tact Lisa Click at 946-1170 if you
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Courtesy photo Courtesy photo
Tenth grade athlete of the Ninth grade athlete of the
month for January is Daniel month for January is Veroni-
Rifa ca Villegas.


Clewiston High School


Athletes of the Month


An Athlete of the Month is an
athlete who works hard, puts
forth great effort in both prac-
tices and' events, is honest, reli-
able and dependable and sets a
good example for the entire
team. Our athletes selected for
this month are Daniel Rifa,


grade 10 (a member of the
wrestling team) and Veronica
Villegas, ninth grade (a member
of the soccer team). These win-
ners are recognized on our Web
site chs.hendry-schools.org,
and are treated to lunch at
Sonny's.


2005 Moore Haven Terrier
Baseball
Feb. 16: at St. John Neumann-
Preseason Classic, 4 p.m.
Feb. 19: at St. John Neumann-
Preseason Classic, 2 p.m.
Feb. 22: at Glades Central, 7
p.m.
Feb. 24: hosts Immokalee, 5
p.m.
Feb. 25: at St. Edwards, 6 p.m.
March 7: hosts Evangelical, 4
p.m.
March 10: at Clewiston, 6 p.m.
March 11: hosts St. John Neu-
mann, 7p.m.
March 15: at Community
School of Naples, 4:30 p.m.
March 18: hosts Canterbury, 7
p.m.
March 21: hosts Lehigh, 7
p.m.
March 22: at SW Florida Chris-
tian, 4 p.m.
March 24: hosts Glades Cen-
tral, 7 p.m.
March 29: at Canterbury, 4
p.m.
April 1: hosts Clewiston 7
p.m.
April 4: at Florida Prep. Acade-
my, 4 p.m.
April 5: hosts SW Florida


Tigers show well at mat tourney


Facing a grueling weekend of
wrestling action, the Clewiston
Tigers emerged from a 32-team
tournament with some promis-
ing showings.
Head coach Jess Alford is
encouraged at the pace his
squad is developing their skills.
"This was a tough tourna-
ment and we are still a develop-
ing team," said Alford. "I thought
that the kids wrestled hard and
never quit. That's a good sign for
our future."
Half of the Tiger grapplers
posted victories over the course
of heavy competition. Picking up
five victories and placing fifth
overall was 140-pound Kristo-
pher Smith who ended the tour-


nament with a record of 5-2.
"He wrestled very well this
weekend," said Alford. "Kris has
come a long way since the begin-
ning of the season."
Daniel Rifa, wrestling in the
119-pound weight division, had a
solid outing for Tigers. Rifa
notched out a pair of victories
and finished 2-2 for the weekend.
Rifa came close to placing, with
both of his losses coming at the
expense of very close decisions.
Michael Zamora (145
pounds) also finished 2-2 for the
Tigers. Zamora's only losses
were to the eventual first and
third place finishers in the tour-
nament.
Alton Edmond put up a pair of


victories in the 152-pound divi-
sion, in finishing the tournament
2-2 and is gaining confidence as
the season progresses.
"He wrestled better than he
has all season," said Alford. "And
he is continuing to improve with
each match."
There is no substitute for mat
time and Alford is watching his
young team progress in the direc-
tion that is sparking some excite-
ment for his program.
Josh Egan-Wyer, Anthony
Smith, Isaish Escorcia, and Adam
Haire all competed in the tourna-
ment without scoring a victory,
but wrestled well for the Tiger
squad.


Annual Red Cross Golf Tournament


The 2005 Annual Red Cross
Tournament is set for. Saturday,
Feb. 19, at the Clewiston Golf
Course. Registration begins at-
7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9
a.m. Register at the Pro Shop or
-call-(863) 983-1448. Deadline for
registrations is noon, Feb. 14.
The American Red Cross dedi-
cates this year's touthament to
the emergency .personnel in our


communities.
The Clewiston Fire Depart-
ment and U.S. Sugar Corporation
sponsor the event. Other spon-
sors include Wal-Mart, Langford
Ford of LaBelle, Lyons Printing,
and the Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners.
The format is a four-player
team scramble with players able
to combine their own team, or


sign up and be placed on a team.
It's $50 per player and includes
green
fees, cart, goodie bag, and
lunch.
Originally scheduled for Sept.
11, 2004, the tournament was
rescheduled due to the over-
whelming needs of the Red Cross
volunteers during the hurricane
season.


Christian, 6 p.m.
April 8: at St. John Neumann,
4p.m.
April 11: at Out-Of-Door Acad-
emy (Double header), 11.
April 12: hosts Labelle, 7 p.m.
April 19: at Evangelical, 7 p.m.
April 21: hosts St. Edwards, 4
p.m.
April 22: hosts Community
School of Naples, 7 p.m.
April 26: hosts Florida Prep.
Academy (senior night), 7 p.m.
April 28: at Immokalee, 5 p.m.


April 29: at Labelle, 7 p.m.
Moore Haven High School
2005 Varsity Softball Schedule
Feb. 10: hosts Glades Day, 7
p.m.
Feb. 11: hosts Labelle, 7 p.m.
Feb. 14: hosts Clewiston, 7
p.m.
Feb. 17: at Canterbury, 4 p.m.
Feb. 18: hosts Sebring, 7 p.m.
Feb. 21: hosts Avon Park, 7
p.m.
Feb. 22: hosts St. John Neu-


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Fishing the big "0"
Clewiston Bass Anglers fished Lake Okeechobee Sunday Feb. 5, out of the Clewiston
Boat Ramp. There was a field of 18 anglers. First place with 7.1. pounds was Walt
Reynolds. Second place with 6.3 pounds was Bob Broughton, and third place with 5.9
pounds was Bob Meyers, who also received the Big Bass weighing in at 3.4 pounds. Pic-
tured from left to right: Bob Broughton, Walt Reynolds, and Bob Meyers.


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is Lab D
Even' Wednesday, Laboratory Services at
Glades General Hospital is offering special
discounted prices on a variety of tests.

Know Your Cholesterol Score $20
Lipid Profile
PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) $25
Ior Men over ge -15
Diabetic Testing for Glycohemoglobin $20
gies average voIlume of glucose over the past 3 months

Lab Hours: 8 aim 5 pm, Monday Friday


For further information or
to schedule a test please call,
561-996-65-". ext. 470.
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Staff photo/Tracy Whirls Tater Hill has been delighting
Peggy Higginbotham of Moore Haven was the proprietor of the Cane Grinder Country Store attendees of the annual
during the annual Cane Grinding Festival at Ortona Indian Mound Park Feb. 5. The road Ortona Cane Grinding Festi-
department clerk brought items from her home to set up the store, selling iced tea and other val with their traditional blue-
soft drinks to benefit the Ortona Volunteer Fire Department. grass music for many years.
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Newly installed Glades
County Sheriff Stuart Whid-
don relaxed as he chatted
with constituents during the
annual Cane Grinding Festi-
val in Ortona Feb. 5.

Cane
Continued From Page 1.
money to buy equipment," Mr.
Luckey said.
He and other founding VFD
members John Pullen, Marvin
Williams, Vance Storter, Gregory
Thigpen, Eddie Hunter and other
Ortona residents came together
and established the fire depart-
ment in a small building on Cof-


Festival
Continued From Page 1
Following the annual Livestock
Show and Sale, the Chalo Nitka
Ranch Rodeo is set for Friday and
Saturday nights, March 4 and 5 at
7 p.m. Ticket prices are adults $7,
children 12 and under, $5 and
under six, free. Coupons for $2 off
admission will be available on fly-
ers distributed in area stores. See
Bull Riding, Senior Barrels, Pee.
Wee Barrels, Ribbon Roping,
Relay Race, Team Ropin' &
Brandin', Junior Bulls, Wild Cow
Milkin', Wild Horse Race, and
Team Tyin'.
Following the rodeo, the Adult
Dance will begin at 9 p.m. both
nights at the Doyle Conner Build-
ing. Tickets are $10 per person,
but those who attend the rodeo
Friday night and have their hand
stamped can get half-price admis-
sion to the dance.
The annual Teen Dance, spon-
sored by the Junior Class, will
begin at 8 p.m. both nights at the
J.J. Wiggins Youth Center.
Festivities at the Chalo Nitka
Grounds kick off Friday, March 4
with the annual Kids Day event,


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Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
The Country Rhythm Cloggers, and instructor Pat Bedding-
field of LaBelle have entertained festivalgoers at the annual
Ortona Cane Grinding Festival, held Feb. 5 at Ortona Indian
Mound Park, since 1980.


fee Hammock Road, which Mr.
Luckey said Saturday has expand-
ed now to three times its original
size.
"We started with one truck,
now we have five, so we're doing
quite well," Mr. Luckey said.
Besides being treated to home-
cooked barbecue dinners with all
the trimmings, homemade
desserts and other items were for
sale and festival attendees were
treated to demonstrations of cane
grinding and traditional cane-


beginning with the Small Fry Fish-
ing Tournament at 8 a.m.
New this year, Vanishing
Species Wildlife, a new wildlife
refuge in Glades County, will
bring animals, including a tiger,
snakes, and alligators to the
grounds for an educational exhib-
it for children and adults attend-
ing the festival.
Other Kid Day events include
the annual Egg Race, Hula Hoop
Contest, Slip and Slide waterslide
fun, and the perennial favorite,
the Haystack Scramble. Prizes will
be awarded to the winners of
each contest and live entertain-
ment by a DJ, food and beverages
will also be available throughout
the day.
Carnival rides will open at 5
p.m. Friday, following the Kids
Day events. New this year, Fair
Copters, operated by Rick Davis of
Miami will be offering helicopter
rides for children and adults Fri-
day-Sunday during the festival.
Chalo Nitka festivities Satur-
day, March 5 will kick off with the
annual Pancake Breakfast at the
Moore Haven School Cafeteria at
7 a.m. The festivities will continue
with the annual Chalo Nitka
Parade, beginning with lineup on


syrup making. Performances by
blue grass band Tater Hill and the
Country Rhythm Cloggers enter-
tained those in attendance.
As in years past, longtime resi-
dents of Ortona were recognized
for their contributions to the com-
munity.
Travis and Delores Dowhen
were named Ortona Citizens of
the Year during the annual Cane
Grinding Festival held at Ortona
Indian Mound Park Feb. 5. In pre-
senting the award, event organiz-


Riverside Drive in Moore Haven at
8 a.m. The parade itself will start
at 10 a.m.
Applications for civic groups,
floats, bands and marchers are
available at the Chamber.
Vendor booths and carnival
rides at the Chalo Nitka grounds
will open at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Festival goers are encouraged
to return Sunday, March 6 to
attend a gospel concert featuring
well known local gospel group,
Hattie Taylor and Strings of Praise,
as well as the Celebration Singers
of Pahokee, Rays of the Son of
Port St. Lucia and the Glory
Singers of West Palm Beach. Slots
are available for local soloists
interested in performing. Anyone
interested should contact Carl
Feyos at (863) 233-1032. Soloists
should bring their own music;
sound will be provided, but slots
are rapidly filling up.
Booth space during the Chalo
Nitka Festival Saturday and Sun-
day is rapidly being snapped up,
with Greek, and Native American
vendors, as well as the famous
barbecue by the True Tabernacle
already lined up. Churches, busi-
nesses, crafters and other vendors
interested in operating a booth at


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Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Cara Pendry, nee Townsend,
assisted Neva Luckey and
son Larry Luckey II in mak-
ing cane syrup at the 26th
annual Cane Grinding Festi-
val in Ortona Feb. 5. The
Luckey family has been pro-
ducing cane syrup, using a
101-year old cane grinder,
since 1986.
er Larry Luckey said the
Dowhens, who have resided at
Turkey Creek for 28 years, have
assisted in organizing the annual
Cane Grinding Festival each year
since its inception, crafting
benches from logs in the early
years, volunteering the use of
their trailer to haul refuse away
after the event.

In accepting the award, Mr.
Dowhen said he wouldn't think of
living anywhere else.


the Chalo Nitka Festival should
contact Ms. Langdale at (863)
946-0440 to sign up.
New for 2005 Chalo Nitka T-
shirts will be arriving at the Cham-
ber office this week. Sponsored
by Glades Electric Cooperative,
shirts are available in sizes 2T to
3x, for $10 for children, $15 for
adults.
Carnival tickets will also be
available at the chamber in
advance. Twenty tickets may be
purchased for $10. Each carnival
ride requires three-five tickets,
and prices will be higher at the
gate.
Presale tickets for the Chalo
Nitka Festival itself are also avail-
able at the chamber. Admission to
the Chalo Nitka Grounds is $2,
and tickets may be purchased in
advance at the chamber office,
998 U.S. 27, Moore Haven.
For more information, phone
Lisa Langdale or Kim Browning at
the chamber, at 946-0440.


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The Community of LaBelle and it's surround-
ing areas, have supported' Blocker's Home
Furnishings for 30 years. The Blocker Family
would like to say Thank You. In doing so, our
LaBelle Showroom will now become your
Furniture Clearance Center. This will enable
our customers to own quality name brand fur-
niture that Blockers is known for. Savings from
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NOTICE OF A FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service
(iUS) has received an application for financial assistance from the City of
C ewiston, The proposed project consists of improvements to the City's
water utility system in Clewiston, Harlem, and the South Shore W-ater
Association service aieas.
As required by the national Environmental Polity Act, the RUS has
assessed the potential environmental effects of the proposed project and
has determined that the proposal will not have a significant effect on the
human environment and for which an Environmental Impact Statement
will ,. .11 ". I r.-,, ,1 The basis of this determination is that. the majority of
the "... ill t. ,i pairs and improvements to an existing system.
In orderjo avoid _ij'niLrr.- -n_. idverseenvironmentalimpacts, the City
will comply with- .i1 -t.i.i,. -1 1.11 ,i r..1 environmental regulations. Measures
will be taken to minimize dust, odors, noise, erosion and disruption of traf-
fic during construction.
Copies of the Environmental Assessment can be reviewed or obtained at
the Clewiston City Hall located at 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL.
For further information, please contact Gregory L. Carothers, USDA Area
Director, (561) 683-2285, Ext. 118
A general location map of the proposal is shown below.

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Expanding Faith in Action Program to Clewiston


Sue Guiley, executive director of
Senior Connections, announced
the start of Faith in Action in Clewis-
ton, which originally was funded in
LaBelle by the Robert Wood John-
son Foundation.
"The $35,000 grant from The
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
(RWJF) we received in January
of 2003 supported the develop-
ment of a local interfaith volunteer
caregiver program on the west side
of Hendry County, which laid the
groundwork for volunteer recruit-
ment, training, identification of
those residents with chronic health
conditions in need, and a tracking
system for volunteers and partici-
pants," said Ms. Gulley. "This
expansion to Clewiston is possible
through an annual grant from the
United Way of Hendry and Glades
Counties."
She added, "Since the start of
the. program in LaBelle, we've
trained and placed 142 volunteers
in service to their neighbors."
Representatives from Senior
Connections, area churches- and
volunteers met Jan. 20 at the
agency's senior center in Clewiston
next to John Boy Auditorium to dis-
cuss the expansion and the needs
'of residents in the Clewiston area


A call to


all artists
By Mark Young
I BELLE GLADE-Since 1999,
When Western Palm Beach
:County was allocated $500,000
4in the form a recreational bond,
.the western end of the county
'has been seeking the best ways
-to utilize the funds to enhance
local communities.
As a part of that ongoing pro-
-gram, $40,000 has been ear-'
.marked to the Palm Beach Coun-
'ty Art in Public Places
-organization to beautify the out-
'side areas of the West County
-Courthouse.. According to Art in
Public Places (APP) spokesper-
son Elayna Singer, this project is
designed to achieve two goals.
d "This project invites local
-artists to participate in enhanc-
-ing the facility's exterior walls,
.which will also include the addi-
tion of seating areas around the
.facility," she said.: "But the crite-
ria we have set will also allow
the participation of local chil-
dren to the project."
One aspect of the strict crite-
ria is that during the ... ir .i .
of proposals for the project,
artists must include ways to
involve local children.
"It is an important part of the
selection process," said Ms.
Singer. "Artists must involve local
youth in this project. This is
something that will enhance the
community, so the community
should be involved."
The project, entitled Wes(.
County Courthouse Public Art.
and Amenities, will focus on the
quarter century structure, which
currently has a multitude of pur-
poses. The $40,000 contract will
be awarded to the artist who
submits the best proposal.


Courtesy photo
The Faith in Action in Clewiston's held its first organization-
al meeting. Left to right: Janet Taylor, Gretchen DeBree,
LaSheba Travis, Ellen Geake, John Hicks, Marcia Cuellar,
Tracy Rounds, Liz Taylor


who have no one to connect with
for companionship or help.
The group concluded that
many isolated disabled people are
without help with every day activi-
ties that could help them maintain
their homes safely and securely.
With the establishment of a formal
volunteer helping program, their
hope was that people would feel
more comfortable asking for assis-


tance, and crises due to their cir-
cumstances could be averted.
Faith in Action volunteers, called
care partners, can provide light
housekeeping, handyman chores,
respite care, shopping., yard work,
friendly visiting, and phoning.
"Some people simply need
someone to put on a handrail or
have someone pick up groceries
for them. We want to encourage


neighbors to help neighbors with
simple everyday needs," said Ms.
Gulley.
The Faith in Action project will
be located at the agency's center in
Clewiston, but the coalition will
include representation from a
broad group of faith-based groups
and churches to make it work. The
project will advertise its services
and recruit volunteers through
local newspapers, flyers, the Inter-
net, and churches. Volunteers will
go through an initial orientation
and training on the project, com-
munications, procedures, and
other practical aspects of their
work. Volunteer, training will be
held throughout the year that
focuses on a specific aspect of care.
The Faith in Action program can
be presented to area churches and
civic groups. Call (863) 983-7088
for more information, or to sched-
ule a presentation for your group.
Individuals in need of assistance
may also call Liz Taylor at the Faith
in Action office to request a care
partner or to join the local coali-
tion.


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Daniel Swarovski Paris
crystal eyewear?

Now available at: 4.F
The Optical Center
located in
Family Eye Care
100 N. Main St.
LaBelle,FL 33935
863-675-0761


Dr. Ahmed Barhoush is Pleased to

Welcome Carlito Arrogante, MD

Back to Glades General Hospital.


Courtesy photo

New Harvest hosts party
The 2005 Super Bowl was celebrated in grand style last
Sunday night Feb. 6, in Clewiston as over 600 students
and 100 adult volunteers gathered for the 5th annual
"Super Bowl Blast 2K5" at New Harvest Church. Busi-
nesses all over Clewiston contributed to make this a
night that students will never forget. The Super Bowl was
projected live on four huge projector screens and nearly
75 door prizes were given away throughout the night. For
more-information on this event go online to www.newhar-
vest.net.


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Glades General Hospital in welcoming
Dr. Arrogante back to our area.

Dr .rrogante opened Glades General
Hospital' C Obstetric Gynecology Unit in
1903 and together with Dr. Barhoush
he is looking forward to continuing
the practice of providing excellent care
for the w\\omen in our conmmniuty.


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Making appointments.
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new ArC & roof. & much more


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inside .v normal 3 casual dining & living
areas, a dramatic staircase & a sec-
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Gracious 3BR/2B/2G custom two story
estate home, located on 5 +/- fenced
acres, features large rooms, a great
floor plan, rocking chair front porch &
screened lanai. $595,000


Immaculate 3BR/2B/2G precision
crafted home, with an open split floor
plan, located on 1 +I- manicured acre in
LaBelte's only gated subdivision fea-
tures oversized rooms, a huge
screened lanai & the best amenities
around' $289,900


3BR/2B two story home located on 5
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10 +/- acres in Muse w/ a newly
planted tree nursery!! $289,900
* 3BR/3B doublewide mobile home, in
spectacular condition, on 5 +/- acres in
Pioneer!! $189,900
* 3BR/2B mobile home on 10 +1-
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* 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
2.5 +/- acres in Pioneer offers
upgrades galore, paved access, & a
barn w/ electric & water. $124,900
* 3BR/2B mobile home on 2.3 +/-
acres, just south of LaBelle, $119,000
* REDUCED AGAIN! 312 doublewide
rnobile home, in immaculate condition
on 1 +*- fenced acre $98,000
* 4BR.'2B mobile home on manageable
homesite priced nght for an in-jestmenti
income property $68,000


* RIVERFRONT! 1.44 +/- cleared
acre, located on C.R. 78 w/ 130' +/- of
riverfront. $495,000
* RIVERFRONT! 1 + cleared acre

of riverfront, $475,000
, RIVERFRONT! 1 + wooded acre
located on Ft, Denaud Rd. w/i110' +-
of riverfront. $475,000
- RIVERFRONTI 1 +/-wooded acre
located in one of LaBelle's best
neighborhoods. $475,000
* RIVERFRONTI 0.83 +/- fenced
acre located in town w/ 130' +/- of
riverfront. $450,000
* RIVERFRONT! 0.25 +/- cul-de-
sac homesite in E. Ft. Myers w/ seawall
& boat lifts. $399,900
* 22 ;'- fenced cross-fenced .8 gaed
acres in LaDeca Acres w' 2BPR/2B
mobile home" $399,500


cul-de-sac $300,000
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* 1.25 +1- oak filled acres on CR 78 in
Alva. $135,000
* 2 +/- acre oak-filled homesite in" a
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. R;EfA I o i' i 0.25 +1- acre
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. 1.18 +/- beautifully wooded acre
located in town in a top notch neighbor-
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* NEW LISTINGI 0.88 +/- acre located
in Parkwood Estates Sf0. $85,000
' 5 +/- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres. $80,000
* DRAMATICALLY REDUCED! 5 +t-
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* 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 & Joel Blvd. in Alva! $4,000,000
* 100 +/- acres located just west of city
limits zoned for commercial &
residential. $3,500,000
* 44 +/- acres located on SR 29.
$3,431,134
* 19.5 +/- acres 1,250' +/- of river
Ironage east of LaBelle $2,500.000
* 19 ti- acres wv/ rorntage on SR 80 &
Ft Thomspon A.e $2,200,000
* 3 3,. +/- acres located on comer of
SR 80 & Broadway in Alva $1,900,000
* 19 +1- acres w/ trontage on SR 80 &
Ft Thomsponr Ave $2,200,000
* 31 +1/ acres on former golf course w/
SR 80 frontage. $1,550,000


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frontage in Alva. $1,350,000
* 26 +/- acres located on SR 29, just
south of LaBelle. $850,000
* 3.14 +/- acres w/ paved frontage on 4
streets in Downtown LaBelle! $699,900
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AG Crist sues over hurricane fraud


TALLAHASSEE-Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist has filed a civil
complaint alleging that a contrac-
tor no longer licensed by the state
of Florida sold contracts to elderly
South Florida consumers promis-
ing hurricane preparedness servic-
ies, but then failed to deliver the
,services during the state's devastat-
ing 2004 hurricane season.
Crist sued Zuchora Construc-
tion, Inc., and its president, Ronald
Zuchora, for violations of the Flori-
da Deceptive and Unfair Trade
Practices Act.
Zuchora, a resident of Light-
house Point, had his general con-
tractor's license revoked by the
state in 2001. The attorney gener-
al's complaint alleges that since
2000, Broward County-based
Zuchora Construction sold $250-a-
year service contracts to Palm
Beach County consumers most
of whom were elderly promis-
ing to install hurricane shutters
whenever a hurricane warning


was issued for their area.
Zuchora promised to then
remove the shutters within 72
hours after the hurricane warning
was lifted. The company said it
would perform the services auto-
matically, without the consumer
having to make a specific request.
However, the services were not
provided as promised during the
recent hurricane season.
"Many of our elderly citizens
were the victims of empty promis-
es," said Crist. "These consumers
thought they were buying a meas-
ure of comfort and security, but in
the end all they received were dis-
appointment and worry. There is
no place in our state for anyone
who would treat consumers with
such shameful disregard."
The attorney general's com-
plaint alleges that in order to solicit
customers, Zuchora Construction
repeatedly misrepresented that it
was a state-certified general con-
tractor, even though its license had


been revoked. The company
received $250 annual payments
from customers, but was not
required to perform the promised
installation services for several
years because no hurricanes
threatened the Palm Beach County
area. Many consumers renewed
their contracts annually, paying
Zuchora up to $1,250 for five con-
secutive years of hurricane protec-
tion.
The company began to break its
promises in 2004, when Hurri-
canes Frances and Jean threatened
Palm Beach- County. Some cus-
tomers received the shutter servic-
es, but many received nothing from
Zuchora, but false promises that
hurricane shutters would be
installed promptly. To date the
Attorney General's Office has
received complaints and sworn
affidavits from 91 consumers, the
vast majority of whom reported
that Zuchora failed to install any
shutters for them during the 2004.


hurricane season. Many of these .
consumers had to make emer-
gency arrangements with other
installers at prices ranging from
$200 to $1,050, while others were
forced to place their lives and prop-
erty at risk by foregoing hurricane
protection.
Zuchora sent a letter of apology
to its customers promising refunds
and did in fact make some refunds.
However, the majority of con-
sumers have not received the
promised refunds. The attorney
general's lawsuit seeks full restitu-
tion for all affected consumers and
an injunction prohibiting Zuchora
Construction and Ronald' Zuchora
from contracting for hurricane or
shutter-related services, from gen-
eral contracting work, or from any
services involving the collection of
an advance payment or deposit.
The complaint also seeks penalties
of $15,000 per violation where the
victim was a senior citizen and'
$10,000 for each violation involving
younger victims.


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ORLANDO-Floridians are
encouraged to register for disaster
assistance before the registration
period ends Feb. 28, at 6 p.m.
Those with damage caused by
Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan
and/or Jeanne should call the
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency's (FEMA) toll-free
registration number, (800) 621-
FEMA (3362), or TTY (800) 462-
7585 for the speech or hearing
impaired.
Telephone lines are open from
7 a.m.-7 p.m. through Saturday,
Feb. 5. The registration lines will be
closed Sunday, Feb. 6 and starting
Feb. 7, the registration and help line
number will operate Monday
through Saturday from 8 a.m.-6
p.m. (EST).
The registration process nor-


mally takes less than half an hour.
Applicants will need to provide a
social security number, current and
pre-disaster address and phone
number, insurance
information/type and total house-
hold annual income. An appli-
cant's banking information (rout-
ing and account number) will be
needed if direct deposit of any
qualified disaster funds is pre-
ferred. ,
Floridians may also register for
assistance online. Those with
access to a computer can enter the
FEMA Web site at www.fema.gov.
Look for and click on the words
"Register for Disaster Assistance
Online" located in the upper right-
hand corner in a green box.
"We want to make sure all eligi-
ble victims get the assistance to
which they are entitled," said Craig


Fugate, director of the State Emer-
gency Response Team (SERT).
"However, to get help, residents
mustregister."
To date, more than 1.2-million
Florida applicants have registered
for disaster aid from the four hurri-
canes. More than $3.9 billion in fed-
eral assistance has been approved
for individuals, governmental and
qualified non-profit agencies, and
U.S. Small Business Administration
low-interest loans for individuals
and businesses.
"FEMA is committed to helping
Floridians recover from the losses
and damage caused by these hurri-
canes," said Bill Carwile, federal
coordinating officer. "However,
people impacted must register by
Feb. 28 to access available assis-
tance programs."
The State Emergency Response


Team (SERT) is a collaboration of
Florida's state agencies led by the
state coordinating officer. SERT's
mission is to ensure that Florida is
prepared to respond to emergen-
cies, recover from them, and miti-
gate their impact. Visit
http://www.floridadisaster.org for
the latest information on the hurri-
cane relief efforts.
FEMA prepares the nation for all
hazards and manages federal
response and recovery efforts fol-
lowing any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigation activ-
ities, trains first responders, works
,with state and local emergency
managers, and manages the
National Flood Insurance Program
and the U.S. Fire Administration.
FEMA became part of the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security
on March 1,2003.


Flooding is Florida's number one problem


ORLANDO-With spring just
around the corner, officials from
Florida's State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) and the
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) are encour-
aging property owners to
purchase flood insurance policies
now to protect themselves from
flood losses.
"Flooding can occur anytime,
anywhere, particularly during ft1e
spring. months," said Craig
Fugate, state-coordinating officer
for SERT. "Having flood insurance
is one of the most important
things people can do to help
themselves recover from such an
event."


Eighty percent of Florida's 15
million residents live or work near
a coast. Many others live near the
state's rivers or other inland flood-
plains.
Overburdened drainage sys-
tems may lead to property dam-
age well outside flood plains.
Increased growth and develop-
ment change natural drainage and
create unplanned paths for runoff.
The result: Most Florida residents
face the dangers of flooding.
Despite the high risks of flood-
related losses, more than half of
Florida property owners in flood-
hazard areas do not carry this
insurance. Florida has more than
1.1-million uninsured homes
located within floodplains.


"Flooding is America's most
common natural disaster. You
can't stop a flood, but you can pro-
tect your property well before the
water starts to rise," said Bill Car-
wile, federal coordinating officer.
Consumers can visit
www.FloodSmart.gov or call (800)
427-2419 to learn how to prepare
for floods, how to purchase a
National Flood Insurance policy
and how to protect their homes


and property against flooding.
The State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) is a collab-
oration of Florida's state agencies
led by the state-coordinating offi-
cer. SERT's mission is to ensure
that Florida is prepared .to respond
to emergencies, recover from
them, and mitigate their impact.
Visit www.floridadisaster.org for
the latest information on the hurri-
cane relief efforts.


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Gardening tips for February digs aw offices of Robert Laughn, P.A.


Many people are very passion-
ate about having color in the land-
scape anrd whether it's done with
attractive flowering plants or types
that have striking or colorful
foliage, it can make a dull land-
scape one that catches the atten-
tion of everyone passing by.
Fortunately here in our area we
have hundreds of tropical plants
that can be used to increase color
in the landscape and many people
choose various type of colorful
shrubs.
Some of the shrubs have been
used for many years in the land-
scape and still continue to be long
time favorites. A good example
would be croton, which has very
striking-colored leaves and come in
a variety of leaf types as well from
broad to narrow and even
corkscrew or twisted leaf types.
Crotons have been grown in land-
scapes for over 100 years and thrive


on almost any type of soil condition
except those that are poorly
drained.
With time, crotons can also get
quite tall, often approaching 15 or
more feet, but they are cold sensi-
tive and this does limit how far
westward they can be used in out-
side landscaping.
Another old favorite is the ixora
and many of the homes that are
nearly 100 years old have hedges of
ixora even back then. Ixora comes
in a number of colors, but red and
pink are the more common colors
seen, even thought there are yellow
and white varieties available, too.
Besides the common hedge type
ixora dwarf type ixora have been
introduced in recent years, which
thrive in a verity of conditions as
long as it's not highly alkaline.
Ixoras make great container
plants, too, and can be grown as a
potted specimen plant almost any-


where in the landscape. Ixora flow-
ers are in large clusters and a well-
grown plant will be almost covered
with flowers for a good portion of
the year.
A common plant called copper
leaf is another good choice for col-
orful foliage. This is a rapid grower,
often growing up to eight feet or
more in a single growing season
and can top out at 18-20 feet. Long
used as a fast growing hedge, cop-
per leaves get their name from their
color foliage, which isn't always
copper-colored.
There are green or white vari-
eties, yellow and white varieties,
red varieties, pink varieties and one
with combinations of colored
leaves. All share a similar trait, they
aren't very cold hardy and will easi-
ly be damaged by frost or freeze.
This doesn't limit people planting
them though, since they can be lit-
erally killed to the ground and by


August or September they can
already be seven or eight feet tall
again coming from the roots below
ground.
Aralias and the dwarf schef-
fleras are also common favorites
with colorful foliage that are easily
maintained in almost any land-
scape setting.
If you want flowering plants, of
course, your personal preferences
might decide which you choose
and whether you want high main-
tenance plants like roses or ones
that can be used for hedges or simi-
lar purposes like hibiscus you can
find a variety of colorful flowering
shrubs.
Seasonal flowering shrubs are
also gaining more popularity since
many people are only here in the
fall and winter months so naturally
they want ones that are in bloom
that time of year when they are
here to enjoy them.


Helping natural areas to be better managed


GAINESVILLE-To help meet
the growing need for professionals
who manage and protect impor-
tant natural areas in Florida, The
Nature Conservancy is offering a
new training program in coopera-
tion with the University of Florida
(UF).
The Natural Areas Training
Academy-the result of a partner-
ship between the non-profit, inter-
national conservation organiza-
tion and UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) -
is designed for public and private
resource managers.
During the past four years,
more than 600 people have partici-
pated in 30 academy workshops
that provide up-to-date, practical
training and management strate-
gies for protecting natural areas in
Florida. Five new workshops are
being offered by the academy dur-
ing February, March, April and
May.
Peter Colverson, an associate
professor who manages the Con-
servancy's training, academy at
UF/IFAS in Gainesville, said the
state has added millions of acres to
its protected lands during the past
15 years, which has created a need
for more and better-trained profes-
sionals to manage those lands.
"These professionals provide a
critical service managing the
state's conservation lands to
ensure that important biological
resources are protected for future
generations," Colverson said. "The
training academy's workshops
provide land managers with the
techniques and strategies they
need to protect these valuable nat-
ural resources."
Those who complete a series of
five workshops earn a Certificate
in Natural Areas Management


from the academy. Colverson said
the credential has been adopted
by five Florida counties, as a basic
qualification for land management
work. The certificate has been
endorsed by the Natural Areas
Association and used as a tem-
plate to establish nationwide stan-
dards for conservation land man-
agement training.
The academy training program
is also supported by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and the Florida Park
Service, which may make the
training a basic requirement for
managers in the state park system.
"Since 2000, the partnership
between The Nature Conservancy
and UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences has been a key
factor in the academy's success,"
Colverson said. "The partnership
combines the expertise of a well-
respected international conserva-
tion organization with 50 years of
land management experience and
Florida's land-grant university."
The combination also allows
the conservation organization to
improve its reach and effective-
ness by working with the UF/IFAS
statewide extension education
program, he said. As a result, the
Conservancy is able to present its
scientifically based land manage-
ment values to a diverse, intera-
gency audience.
Colverson said-the partnership
has other benefits, too. The train-
ing academy provides university
faculty and other personnel with
new opportunities to engage in
natural resource education. In
2004, for example, the Conservan-
cy cooperated with the UF/IFAS
School of Forest Resources and
Conservation, presenting three
workshops to help private


landowners adopt ecologically
friendly management practices.
The close working relationship
also helps the Conservancy obtain
grant funding from state land man-
agement agencies.
"Of course, there are some
challenges to this unique partner-
ship between two organizations
that have different cultures and
policies," he said. "We have to
deal with issues such as owner-
ship of resources, fundraising,
accounting practices and liability.
It's important to give proper credit
to each organization for their role
in the partnership."
Victoria Tschinkel, state direc-
tor of The Nature Conservancy in
Tallahassee, said it is well known
in the conservation community
that acquiring land while critical
- is not enough to ensure its long-
term protection.
"Lands must be restored, if
damaged, and managed over time
in order to preserve their natural
values," she said. "This can only
be accomplished by well-trained
people who have the necessary
resources. The Natural Areas
Training Academy has shown that
Florida's resource managers are
interested and committed to
expanding their skills and taking
their expertise to a new level."
While the majority of the lands
the Conservancy helps protect are
in public ownership, the organiza-
tion also owns and manages sev-
eral preserves throughout the
state, Colverson said. These
include: The Disney Wilderness
Preserve in Osceola County, Blow-
ing Rocks Preserve on Jupiter
Island between the Atlantic Ocean
and the Indian River Lagoon, Tiger
Creek Preserve near Lake Wales,
Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines


Comedian Benji Brown headlines


Lake. Worth, Fla.-Comedian
Benji Brown, who is heating up
the national comedy scene with
his candid and comedic perform-
ances, will host the 5th Annual
Comedy and Talent Explosion at
Palm Beach Community College.
The event, sponsored by
PBCC's chapter of the National
Council on Black American
Affairs in honor of Black History
Month, will take place at 8 p.m.,
Feb. 25 at the Duncan Theatre,
4200 Congress Ave. Tickets are $8
in advance and $10 the night of
the show.
In the talent contest, PBCC stu-
dents .and area high school sen-


iors will compete for three PBCC
scholarships: $600 for first place,
$500 for second place and $400
for third place. The final contest-
ants were chosen after a series of
auditions were held last month.
Brown, who grew up in South
Florida, began doing comedy in
1994 in Miami's Studio 183. He
has appeared on HBO, Comedy
Central and Black Entertainment
Television, and he has performed
at Uptown Comedy Club in
Atlanta, Sugar Shack in New York,
among many other venues. He
has a regular spot on the morning
show on WEDR-FM 99 Jamz. His
comedy DVD "In Touch With


Reality" is set for release this year.
The National Council on Black
American Affairs was founded in
1972 as an affiliate of the Ameri-
can Association of' Community
Colleges. It works to maximize
personal and career opportunities
for African-American students,
faculty, staff and administrators.
Through a variety of intellectual,
cultural and social activities, the
Council provides a platform for
personal growth, professional
development and scholarship.
The PBCC chapter of NCBAA was
established in 1997. For ticket.
information, call (561) 868-3127.


Preserve, and the Islands Initiative
Preserve in northeast Florida.
He said spring 2005 workshops
include Working Across Bound-
aries to Protect Ecosystems, Feb. 1-
3, at Camp Kulaque in Gainesville;
Vegetation Monitoring in a Man-
agement Context, Feb. 20-26, at
the Archbold Biological Station in
Lake Placid; Applying Technology
to Management, March 1-3, at the
Crystal River State Park; Restora-
tion Planning and Techniques for
Forested Lands, April 5-7, at Lake
Talquin State Forest in Tallahassee;
and Managing Visitors and Volun-
teers in Natural Areas, May 3-5, at
the Disney Wilderness Preserve
near Kissimmee.
For more information on the
workshops and registration, visit
the training academy Web site:
http://nata.snre:ufl.edu or contact
Colverson at (352) 392-3210 or
pcolverson@tnc.org


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benefits including Medicare, Medicaid, Social
Security disability, CHAMPUS, Veteran's Ad-
ministration, etc. and the ability to perform
advanced administrative support functions,
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equivalent combination of education, train-
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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
February 2, 2005

OFFICE MANAGER
HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $8.85 $11.05
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of
common office procedures. Ability to plan and work
with little or no supervision. Requires computer skills
and knowledge of office software and machines. Abili-
ty to communicate with the public and other employ-
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or
equivalent. Minimum of 5 years experience in office
management procedures. Valid Florida Drivers License
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Moore Haven
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CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County
Application. Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
P.O. Box 1018
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free,
non-smoking workplace.


How fast can your car go? Grab a bargain from your
It can go even faster neighbor's garage, attic,
when you sell it in the basement or closet in to-
classifieds. day's classified.


LABOR <> FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available
$ ( 202 E. Sugarland Hwy. r
(Across from Clewiston Inn)
(863) 902-9494


W,,LARGE OR SMALL
We See Them All'
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC ,
901 WVentura Ave aewiston,H. 33440 1
863-983-9 45 ,


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Cash Loans up to
$1000.00. No Credit
Check! Cash in your
checking account within
24 hrs. Employment Req.
Go to
www.paychecktoday.com
or call (888)350-3722.

Mortgages, Refinance or
Purchase. No money
down. No Income, low
rates. All credit consid-
ered. (higher rates may
apply) No mobile homes.
(888)874-4829 or
www.AccentCapital.com
Licensed Correspondent.
Lender.

RAISE ALL THE MONEY
YOU NEED FOR A BUSI-
NESS WITHOUT GIVING
UP ANY EQUITY AND
GUARANTEE YOUR IN-
VESTORS PRINCIPAL IN-
VESTMENT AMOUNT
(321)206-9318.



LEARN MORE ABOUT
IRS's and Investing.
First Bank of Clewiston
863-963-8191.


Services

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

Apartments


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kat (b560996-4524
(sj1)996- 9066






GENEVA ANDREWS
ONLINE CHRISTIAN
BOOKSTORE
Bibles, books, tapes
DVD's, Rentals
Market Place
Gifts Certificates, etc..
www.genevaandrews.
SpreadTheWord.com
(863)983-4156



ROCK'S SATELLITE
Direct TV. Free systems
up to 4 Rooms. Free Basic
Installation. No Credit cards
needed.
Call 863-697-0249.


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
( 813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.








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


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



ACCIDENT VICTIM IN-
JURED, HURT, DIS-
ABLED? We are here to
help any ACCIDENTS in-
volving INJURY or LOSS
OF LIFE. AAA ATTORNEY
REFERRAL SERVICE
(800)733-5342 CALL 24
hrs. PROTECT YOUR
RIGHTS.

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



NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Com-
mereio St. 350 ft. from
Clewiston Police Dept.
863-983-6663, 983-2808
after hrs 983-8979
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


TAXES PREPARED
BOOKKEEPING
Electronically submitted.
Hard copies.
(863).675-6013


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts. Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 955
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment..'
Supplies 625
Household Items G30
Jewelry 635
Lamps 'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies"'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supples 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


SAFE: HASENFORDER
Antique, 28x17/2", Exc.
cond. Original painting on
front. $400 863-763-4982

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


DISHWASHER
White
$50.
(239)348-8894.

MICROWAVE
CONVENTION OVEN
$25.
(239)348-8894.

STOVE & REFRIGERATOR,
$125. Can see at 266
Hunting Club, Montura or
call (863)599-0979

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

WASHER/DRYER, like new,
very good condition, $200
or best offer. (863)673-
3334


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


BUILDING SALE! "Rock
Bottom Prices!" Last
chance. Beat Next Price
Increase. Go direct/save.
20x26. 25x30. 30x40.
35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100. 60x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.

GALV ANGLE IRON,
40'x100'+ "Like Bar Joist"
bldg frame, 1 or multi bldg
$4000 609-802-2762



#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
3464 #B02428.



FRENCH DOORS- 2 sets,
mahogany/glass, $200.
(863)634-2747.


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


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


SCRUB TOPS (2) Like new.
Cat pattern. XLg. $5 total.
(863)357-0344 l.v msg.


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STEEL BUILDINGS
Closeout models from 2004!
Get them while they last 25x34 & 30x42.
Pay only balance! Made in the USA!
Call 1-866-783-4385 NOW!


MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
with leather collar, original,
size large, new, $100.
(863)467-0627.



COMPUTER- HP Pentium II,
192MB ram, 17" monitor,
Desk all Disk $300
(772)461-8822.
COMPUTER STAND:
Stainless Steel, $35
(863)357-3413

DELL OPTIPLEX- w/
monitor, keyboard,mouse,
Wind Xp, MS Ofc, $150.
(239)464-3260.
GENESIS TOWER- key-
board, mouse, monitor,
Win XP, MS Ofc, $150
(239)464-3260.
LAPTOPS
Gateway & Compaq, $700.
Will separate.
(863)675-5066.


ARMOIRE
Solid Wood
$55
(863)357-9655
BABY ITEMS Greco, Travel
sys, pack & play w/extras.
Full sz. swing. $300 863-
674-0078.
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both, will sep.
(863)447-0965
Brass Headboard, Toddler
Bed & set of Twin Beds,
. $215 will sell separately.
(863)946-6660
CHEST DRESSERS (2)
5 drawer, $50 for both
will sell separate
(863)946-3857
Dining rm sweet white-
wash 6 chairs leaf
lighted buffet/hutch
$500 (863)983-6960
DIN. RM. HUTCH, Large,
hard rock maple, excellent
condition. 54Wx75Hx19D
$450 neg. 863-763-6342.
KITCHEN TABLE, Small,
White & Light Wood w/2
chairs. $75 863-447-0965

LARGE DRESSER W/
MIRROR- asking $40.
(863)357-9655.

LIVING/RM SET Couch w/2
built in recliners. Coffee,
end tables & lamps. $450
Will sep. (863)467-0290.
METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 large file drawers.
$75. (863)357-1078.

SEALY POSTURE PEDIC
king sz. & Sofa sleeper w/
matching chase chair.
$500. (863)675-3915.
SINGLE BED
w/mattress all wood
construction $50
(863)983-6960
SOFA/LOVESEAT- Tan w/
flowers 6 mos. old $699
new will sacrifice. $225
(863)635-4690.



GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
King Cobra, Ti, oversize
driver, 9.5 deg, offset,
graphite, Ti, "S' shaft $75
(863)946-3123.



MCEX POWER HOUSE Fit-
ness Equip. all attach-
ments icid. Good cond.
$99 Neg. 863-357-8751



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TOP COAT
Mens, 44 long, Beige,
Zip out lining, $10
(863)467-8681.


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


CELL PHONE, Virgin Mobile,
Prepaid w/charger, leather
case & manual. $35 239-
867-1266
CEMETERY LOT Forever
Glades 1500 Airport Rd
Belle Glades FL $400 561-
924-2502/ 996-0939
CHURCH FURNITURE.
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptis-
tery, steeple, windows,


carpet? Big Sale on new
cushioned pews and
cushions for hard pews.
(800)231-8360.


Fifth Wheel Base & 2100
PSI Powerwash, $325 will
sell separately. (863)946-
6660
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to over
225- channels! Limited
time offer, S&H. Restric-
tions Apply. (866)500-
4056.
HONEYBEE BOXES (7) w/
frames, tops/bottoms. All
except frames in exc. cond.
$49. 863)675-3470 Mel.
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PRESSURE WASHER Hon-
da 13hp, Water Canon,
3500 PSI, Max Pressure
$900 (863)467-0890.






GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
, string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627.
PIANO ACCORDION
Beautiful, Full size.
Excellent cond. $500.
(863)763-7206.



CHIHUAHUA
2, (F), 8 wks old,
Purebred.Shots up to date.
$250. (863)675-3915.
JACK RUSSELL
2-m 2-f $250 ea
(863)227-6198

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



DODGE QUAD CAB 2002
Exc cond., Extra's. Must
see, 1 Owner! $18,000.
Neg. (863)946-1728.


SAWMILLS -$2,695.00 -
LumberMate-2000 &
LumberLite-24. Norwood
Industries also manufac-
tures utility ATV attach-
ments, log skidders, port-
able board edgers and fo-
restry equipment.
www.norwoodindustries.-
com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext300N.
TABLE SAW, Sears Con-
tractor, 10" in perfect
cond. $150 863-612-
9233




?AN!NTA!I
POOL TABLE & Inexpensive,
Small Gentle HORSE or
PONY for Child. Good
home. 772-971-9474


Agriculture



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


EGGS Large Brown, from a
small home flock. Need a
couple regular weekly cust.
$1.25 Doz. (863)675-4858

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a, LOOKING
8 0' TO BUY
*.i/-:6" 9COWS
"Wf,6 863-673-1491


Job
information


ARGENTINA, WINGSHOOT-
ING and Big Game Hunt-
ing: The Best Bang for the
$ anywhere in the world.
Winter season: April-Au-
gust, 2005. Weekdays:
(314)219-9800; Even-
ings: (314)894-3776.
HUNT ELK, WILD BOAR,
Red Stag and Buffalo in.
Missouri until 3/31/05.
Guaranteed Hunting Li-
cense, Only $5.00. Our
policy NO Game, NO Pay,
Reasonable Rates, Call
(314)293-0610.


5 ACRES- Pioneer Planta-
tion. Labelle Fl Half
cleared. Road to black top
$88,000 firm (239)247-
0, 'I)


I Pet Services


I Pet Services


Employment
Medical


Job
Information 2261


Employment
Medical- 21A


Ge@
The GEO Group, Inc.

LPN's NEEDED
The GEO Group a worldwide
leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a challenging
and exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER: Top Pay. Medical,
Dental, Short term disability,
401K, Paid vacation & Holidays
and Life Insurance

THE GEO GROUP
South Bay
Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-992-9551
EOE, M/F/V!H


BAR-B-QUE GRILL,
Attached to a Tandem
Axle Trailer. $350.
(863)675-9243/673-0920
JOHN DEERE LAWN
STX38
Needs trans axle.
$50. (863)763-6576.


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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 93-5
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


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






Medical Office
for Lease in
Belle Glade
8 exam rooms,
private
physician's office,
separate waiting/
reception area,
turnkey, ready
for immediate
occupancy. Call
561-996-6581



PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SPACE- 950-1150 sq. ft,
perfect for Lawyer, CPA,
satellite offices etc. Call
(561)996-7727.




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


Real Estate




Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080



ELECTRICAL
SUPPLY BUSINESS
Complete Inventory,
Fixtures and Shelving
Throughout
Located 1 ml. N. of
LaBelle, on State Rd.
29 in Maple Corner
Shopping Center.
Building Sz. is 40'x40'
Easy Assess &
Paved Parking.
Monthly Rent Includes
Water & Sewer.
Contact Joy @
863-675-7555


S. OF LABELLE For Sale or
Trade, 1.45 acres Produc-
ing Orange Grove. $10k
per acre. (305)965-1955.


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


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


4


Trestle Desk
This trestle desk project is perfect for do-it-your-
selfers who want to organize their home office space.
Full-size traceable patterns and straightforward con-
struction techniques simplify assembly, and special
instructions on attaching edge veneer will help even
novices achieve professional results. The project
measures about 38 inches tall by 42 inches wide by.
24 inches deep.
Trestle Desk plan (No. 435) ... $8.95
Desks Package (No. C77)
Four other projects ... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00 1
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please he sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include ) our name.
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 ,this newspaper. Allhm
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Su-bild.com n
Money Back Guarantee $'


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



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)841-5868.


COASTAL GEORGIA- GAT-
ED COMMUNITY Large
wooded water access and
marshfront homesites. An-
cient Live oaks, pool, ten-
nis, golf. Water access
from $64,900. Pre-con-
struction discounts.
www.cooperspoint.com
(877)266-7376.


FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
800)501-1777 ext.
1299.


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, LLC.


"MAKE THIS SUMMER THE
BEST" E Tennessee's Nor-
ris Lake & Golf properties
make every year special.
Starting at only $24,900-
Call Lakeside Realty
(423)626-5820
www.lakesiderealty-
tn.com.

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

NEW LOG HOME SHELL-
$99,900. Beautiful log.
home shell nestled on pri- "
vate wooded lot off Park-
way north of Boone. Won't
last! 1st time offered.
(800)455-1981, x119.



OCALA area New Log Cabin
on 20+ AC $359,900
New 1,800 sqft log cabin
w/ wrap-around deck set
among a huge strand of
pines. Miles of bridle paths
to enjoy. Just west of Oca-
la close to 1-75. Ample rd
frontage w/ utilities & sen-
sible covenants. Must see.
Call now (866)352-2249
x349.


WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where
there is: Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Stream,
Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.co-
m.


Mobile Homes



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



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



90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000


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 BR, 2.BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $23,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091


CENTRAL HOMEs

OF CLEWISTON

1) Easy Life
Specia[ 3/2,DW,
Appliances,
Screen Room
& 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 M te
Loop 3/ t
Fenck ,



,900

2160 W. Hwy.27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART
983-4663
&CHampIon
H HOME BUILDERSCO.



New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106

Owner Financing
ON MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
Call 863-228-1405








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Luan
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863-677-1010

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@ $225,000


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almo.i i, ... S64.9K
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14 14 Hr.,nd Ne%% I m. 1h1 .
built or, i s k' 1 .:i tL I ,., Ii;r
5,6 73 ,".I L 1, 1.1. 1 hri liti ll'" | ".-'
available. "1 0 iih S o,.:,

Sky Valley of Clewiston
2 miles just outside of town,
Deed Restricted Development,
10 acre lake, 82 lots (1/3 to
1/2 acre), Starting in the
> ,. 's, Palms Development
Inc., Beverly Hills C.A.


Glenn
Smith

863-983-3508

1L-I rtlt I e ol T'tlrn l" J i ,a'. ". I' r *
- SALE. 'kN4.9
lakePort 34 aaes!! Fenced/cross-
fenced.. 2 acre oak tree nursery. Too
much equipment to list. Rare thid '
$20K per acre
Lotution location! 3/2. on Del Monte
,. iinri .r.,, l i'i ', i-_rL. kitchen
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Pioneer Pantation 2/2 m/h on 2.5
acres. Private and secluded Fuly lfr-
hl 1 1 lR.iu-d 1, nh -
I .Ib I rj I. ere Ir o
Ah i .itW t n
CBS Home. Separate LRt -,J I
Sctened lanai w/ hot Iub. Great ocalion
x$225K
inmts Hur:'l Tfl. a'
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Call today! $124.9K
Handyman Needed Fire dam-
aged home on lot for $15K


Teri
RnRangel

863-228-1142

Great SIJit''1i "2 on 1
acre i 11 .I,,LI.E ', Bring
Usn i l i


Deal Fell through 96.9k '97 Mobile
home w/ 4/2.5 on 1.25 a(es in
Montura nanch Fstates 5.919K"
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Location on HWY 27 520,9,9K
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3/21, ri ..SOLD // I -'
O25 u% SO ,LD/!.

$109.9K
SUAE ENDING,
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Greal Location. Reduced@L/
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Charmaine
Montgomery

863-697-0189

Love the Water? Then you'll love
to own a .25 acre lot on a private
lake for S I 5K Olya few tlef/.,
Attention Hunters & Fishermen:
Looking for a weekend retreat
this is it! 3/1 w/ shed on 1.22
acres and carport ,'f $71.5K
New Listing! I al-epnrr
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only $133.3k
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3/2/2 .... 1i.1 Less than lyr okLd
lii, ,.,rr I..- $ @$192K


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S- Bemer

863-228-3265


Montura Ranch Estates 1998
i", i ,,,idoset space, on x'auti-
I,, I i h ...h, canalP ?$76.5K
MHYC 3bd/2ba, fill- ririir,,
Attached WorkshtlI' .i.|pl- 1L
AC. Includes clubhouse mnd pool
accessibility. block away fihom
river @ $1.43,000.00
'Twin Lakes Blvd 3bd/2ba MH,
Great fei t, .. ,. includes tool
shled, ,, I [. ..- out on !his
unbelievable deal! @ $35K
New rising' 2bd/2ba hard-
wood I.., ",,new electrical sys-
tem m $54.9K
Montiu fu f il 3/2 on
] 25 .a, .- -1,.
Newly Renovated 3bd/2ba
wood, tile, & <."r'," fi,. .'..
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DEAL! $125K
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Plantation, 2.5 Acres, wooded @0
$35K
Pioneer Plantation 5 Acres,
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Crescent Oak Townhomes
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sq,.f. w/ gariae. ONL.Yf2 Idff!
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:"' Davis

\ 863-228-2666


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partially furnished, French dxoos to
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ground pool, many addO c iati6
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2.5 acres 2bd/2ba home remod-
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Haven 160K
Commercial/Investment
Opportunity Lots
now available Big or small.
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863-677.1013


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* Bank Forecsures -CafocDs.
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Redce- to $85,000
* 38R, 2BA., $18.0t
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*28R, 28A, MH o 1.25 A, $65.000
3SR, 2BAop 1.25 A k 65,003
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$275.300
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available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355


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Recreation



Boats 3001)
Campers' RVs 3(111.
Jet Skiis 115.
Marine Accessories -2020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles "3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 302,5


BOAT TRAILER, 19 ft., gal-
vanized, single axle, $650.
(863)675-0705

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BOAT, V-Bottom, aluminum,
needs TLC, $100.'
(863)635-3465

CANOE, Fiberglass. Good
shape. 2 person. $250 firm.
863-675-6214 after 6pm

INFLATABLE DINGY,
MERCURY, 8.9 Ft.
Brand new. Never used.
.$890. 863-382-3557
LUND 2001 16'6" w/'03
Suzuki motor & trailer. Used
very little. $11,000 neg.
863-467-9157/634-2866
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Ranger Bass Boat
90hp motor, w/trailer
Asking $3,000
See at Uncle
Joe's Fishhouse
863-983-9421
TRACKER 1990 17 FT
Magna 70 hp 0/B Mercury.
$2995. or best offer.
863-946-1649
TRI HILL 16', Fiberglass,
30HP Evinrude, trir, depth
finder & extras. $1,100.
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Has Big Discounts On
15 New Brechenridge &
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New 8' & 12' wide
models ready for
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Several clean,.used
travel trailers & 5th
wheels from $2,995.
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between Alico Rd &
Corkscrew Rd. off 175.,
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30 Ft., $6000 or best offer.
863-467-9157/634-2866



MARINE RADIO
For Weather &
Communication $40.
(863)675-1464.


CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '87,
runs good, missing back
window, new tires $1200.
(863)699-6803.
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GEO METRO; '94,2 dr, cold
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(7/,)461-9536




LINCOLN 1997, 4 Door.
1 Owner. GooO condition
$4000 orf Dest one
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NISSAN STANZA, '88, 4
ldor, no air, goad tires,
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JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be l xeo up
$600 S63-673-0920.



Golf Carts.
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878



HITCH
Fitt Ford F-1i50
& up $50
18631635-5186.



WHEELS & TIRES- 20",
Goodyear, less than 2000
miles, $1400. (863)697-
.0424.



TOOL80 BOX
Aluminum. Single lid
Fits lull size truCK
$75 (863)635-5186



FORD EXPLORER ,92- new
5spd trahi, new starter &
exhaust System $2500.
(863)35?-1078



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Van B250, '91, many ex-
tras, all power, $2200 as
is. (863)675-8420



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PUBLIC NOTICE

DEMOLITION AND REPLACEMENT OF TWO (2) SINGLE FAMILY
HOUSING UNITS IN HENDRY COUNTY

Please be advised that it is the intention of Hendry County to demolish and replace with a sim-
ilar unit two (2) single family homes occupied by low-to-moderate income (LMI) families
under the County's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Contract No. 04DB-H01
Housing Rehabilitation Program.

1. Proposed Assisted Activity:

Housing Rehabilitation/Demolition/Replacement of two (2) single family housing units
consisting of two (2) 2 bedroorn/1 bath unit. Specific addresses are: 1188 Davidson
Road in Hooker's Point and 1055 Lakeview Avenue in Pioneer Plantation.

2. Area Maps indicating location of subject homes to be demolished:



















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3. Tme -cheaule lor commercemenl jna completion of proposed assisted activity:

Feb. and Marcri 2005 RFP lor polenarii contractors, selection of low bidder contractor
April, 2005 County Commission Approval, Execution of Documents
May through Augustj 2005 Demolition and New Construction of Housing Units

4. Area Map Indicating Location of Each Housing Unit consisting of two (2) 2 bedroom/1
bath homes to be constructed as replacement house on subject property: Same location
as noted on above maps.

5. Sources of Funding:

Hendry County S.H.I.P Program and CDBG Program will be working jointly to fund both
ine gemoition and new construction of subject housing units. The County is also
attempting to secure funding from other housing programs for these projects.

6. Each of the replacement housing units will be occupied by a Low-to-Moderate Income
family for a period of at least 10 years from the date of the Certificate of Occupancy of
the new structure.

7. Units to be demolished are: Two (2) 2 bedroom/1 bath structures. Units to be construct-
ed as replacement units are: Two (2) 2 bedroornm/bath structures. There will be no
change in the housing needs for LMI persons in Hendry County.

For further inforriation regarding this notice, please contact Ms. Nancy Phillips, CDBG
Consultant for Hendry County, at 561-432.-1524


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
; CASE NO 0'4-CA.-2
JOSEPH M CARRAN. OICK WASIL I LIVING ICLUoIl AfiN Ll.IN
Pr riWN SPOAiuE':iF SAit [EFtriDAriT'ii i EPF.AHHitsU Ar i -if
EtaEOI THE RESPECTIVE uNKtilWtd HEiA; EviSEES riATItE,
AtiTdliE". CREDITORS LIEEJORS lANi TRUSTEES ilC L.L OTHEil
FtR'stiiS CLAIMIrNG B. TriROUii UNDER UO ACAINT THE irdjr-.E
DEFENEDAN'iTij GLAOECE REALTN INC WHETHER O5~iILVED JOR
PRESENTLr EXviTiliN TOGETHER WITH AfNt GRANTEEd A iGrEtE4,
CRE1iTORS LIENORS 08 TRu3TEEf 0 SC AIO DOEFENDArtiiti uri
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING Bf rTIROUGH UNDER OR \GAANSr
OEfErbAriTSISiJOHrN ODE uNCIIOWi rTENriTa .Ai i 00i uJ
EDe,:nda.itpt
MillUM'l IfNANT

AGmCEoFSALE
. ir.i r iz neeDy giveri thal puruianr toU Finai Suarrrmav Judig'reni
C~,rctoure enrerea ir their 3goiae a ed Cause n [rme L,,ult LOui of
ladess Cournty Frona I will sen [nte p.oernt iTul- r', I-, ae Couji,
SFl9Inda descnen as
LOT 27, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF; AS RECORDED IN PLAT B00K 3,
PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 27 ELM STREET, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, BUCKHEAD, FLORIDA
34974.
ii vubi,' jale iaet regrneI arn DEst Dooder Ir. cash, at the south en-
-irr, olt tBe courthouse 50u Avenue J .,i,.re Haven, Fl 33471, at
11.00 a'n on IrIe n1 d3y t FeDruary 2005
3ulead this 26tr, dy Jiiinuar, 2005;
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
..... Iepaty Clerk
THiS iSITRUMENT fREFARED B uty
Law Onicee Of aIel G CuoSueg'ra
4204l K g P.Am Drive
STarra H 33619-13208
'In accorlnce wIlh Hie Americans wlh Dleallilires Act. persons
needing a special accommodation Io participate in this proceeding
should contelg lUe individual or agency evening the notice reot later
Ihan seven days prior Ito te proceeding al the andrens given on the
nolice.n If hearing impaired. (TD) 1-d00 955-8771 or 1.800 955
8770 Ivoiael. via Florida Relay Service
55,742 CGS 2.3, 10 u,




NOTICE OF.IMERIFFS SALE
riolce nerbv i iven ei.it oursu.a 11O a Vr l riO :ulon,:n i u .ue 1i. i
Li.u,. Coan oT Heranry (Cunty Friund on ,tre 9Ih ,l9 y .:.1 December
2004, Ir. Ine L.aus wnerein John J. Smith as pwlintji auid Jonn W.
Temple and Margaret Baxter rample darei,,,l.,: rr,5 i-e ,',uT,rre,
97-627, .in i'ia Court. I Ronald I Led. Sr a3 3Snernl ioleid,-ry C:urrv
Fluo no r, e iviua unuo 311 tihe ni i mi e a d ,ri T nler ,n T l -r, ]3 1-ir ) 'i
John W. Temple and Margare Baxter Temple. In nr, adi irr. r iouo,,,9
deiclited property O-,vi
Tnri p Iar ol Carloua Harmio. buuiision LOst in' tortloh oui Iner Il.- .
ing dei.r,nd line aegining at rin N orneuiarry CLorrer ,:.1 L Lc
inerce Sourrir 00'41 3' East along tfre nigr I f wat l L jija,,I irnury
Drive 15 5tet to ne Point of Begnr,.ng )1 -.aid Line ireriance Sutr, e 1 a
23 West 82 68 eelt io Siutlrheaierny rignr of Wtj; ul Hirr ur rit ianl
end of said line.


Gutparcei TIact A ling eTneeen Lots 2 andr 3 Cal.rac Ma.ror sua.~r,-
oi. as recordeua n P'la Boo 6 Page 131 PubliC ie.oui5 l Her,-,rv
Cnrunny. FlRonai teriel tn e lnsruiuwig i -5..r.ted pir..,:l
A 30 foot wide.strip of land across the dead Caloosahatchee River at
the locatloh of an existing elmbarinent crossing lying and being in
Section 7, Township 43 South; Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida
more particularly descrjBed as follows:
From the Pointa Beginningtbenlg where the Easterly line otTract"A"'
of Galoosa HarborSubdivision as recorded In Plat Book 6, Pages 130
and 131; Public Records Of Henidry County, Floiada intersects the former
eastedlywatere edge Of said Caitsahatchee River, said point being
also the Soutweastcormer oef Lot 2 of said Gaioosa Harbor SUbdivision,
run North 58 degrees, 17' 30" Westadbross said river a distance of 64.17
feet to the former Westerly waters edge of said iver; thence run.South
10 degrees 27' 56" West along said waters edge a distance of 10.89
feet; thence rn South 1S degrees 03' 00" West alongsad waters edge
a distance of 20.54 feet; thence run South 59 degrees 17' 30" East
across said river a distancedf 55.48 feet toformer Easterly waters
edge of said river thence run North 29 degrees 31' 17" East along said
waters' edge a distarice o 30.01 festto the Point of Beginning.
And on the 8th day of March, 2005', In the Courtyard of the Hendry
County Courthouse, LaBelle, FRordia, at-the hour of 11:00am, or as soon
thereafter as possible, I will offer far sale all tIe said defendant's, John
W. Temple and Margaret Baxloer Temple, right, title and interest In the
aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to
taxes, all prior Hens, encumbrances andjudgments, if any, to the highest
bidder tfor CASH IN HAND, the proceed thobe applied as far as maybe to
the payment of costs gnd the satisfaction of the above-described execu-
tion.


549465 CGS 2/03,10,17 24/1


Ronald E. Lee, SR., Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff


PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF CLEWISTON
II yOu re ser te 0- e ani desire tou arteItv r aly i0l03E waro %J ,rMi-i a
Dicar .ii lerence in ene City o Cle Ae n 0iaS, plese e 6 rpt mll iiv,,i T-r0 i,]
compt-Te ar 3oplicalln l0r apouli'Trr.eni d oaEr ,I rne Cit- M .u' iril:.n
adisorey cirn.Tutaes teir comrraince- .ere aa j 1 a i iikh rjbteea Lne
ommurirt ri and electti' oft,iLs These liur committees are. II Boaling
Advisory Commiltte, 21 CIllzens Advisory Task Force 31 Librar, Adu,
sorry Board. and 4) the Planning and Zoning Board. Lr e iea ii i ro
are interested in jerinrg Ur' on ns tithie coummirnee mat u1lain in1c mAl
:er, ,'ra policy gumle ad appirtjin l orm at Irn. i ( H1i i l WVet
astniTur w.u fur lurtlb, intnfourrmni pieBase conijt Irife LCr H mil n
at (863) 983-1484.
550030 CGS 2/3,10/05


February 2, 2005
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
04-05-05
Sealed bids will be received by the
City of Clewiston, 115 West Ventu-
ra Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440
until Thursday, March 3, 2005, at
3:00 p.m. for the Installation of an
aluminum dock in the Rim Canal.
The bids will be opened immediate-
ly following the bid submission
deadline at city hall.
The project consists of the installa-
tion of an 8' x 28' aluminum floating
dock with two extemal pile guides,.
one at each end; two comer bump-
ers, 4 linear foot vinyl bumper. All
materials furnished and all work
performed shall be in accordance
with the specifications pertaining
thereto, which may be examined at
City Hall, 115 West Ventura Ave-
nue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. "
Each bid must be inn sealed enve-
lope arid clearly marked "Bid for
Rim Canal Floating Dock." Bids
may be mailed to the City of Cle-
wiston, 115 West Ventura Avenue,
Clewiston, FL 33440, or hand de-
livered to the same address. No re-
sponsibility shall be attached to any
officers for the premature opening
of a bid not properly addressed and
identified.
The City of Clewiston reserves the
right to hold all bids for sixty days,
and to reject any and all bids, with
or without cause, to waive techni-
cal errors and informalities, or to
accept the bid that in its judgement
best serves the City.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Wendell Johnson, City Manager
552415 CGOS 2/10 17/05

HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE
APPOINTEE NEEDED
The Health Care Dlstrict Board is
seeking 1 individual interested in a
, 2 year appointment to its Western
County Healthcare Advlsory Com-

mittee. This committee assists the
Olstrict Board with allocating funds
to support health care related pro-
grams in the area west of 20 mile
bend in Palm Beach County.
Appointee should be a city of Belle
Glade or Pahokee resident and
have at least 3 years background in
at least one of the following: health
care and/or social services deliv-
ery; health care/hospital adminis-
tration; public health. All applica-
ions must be received by close of
business on February 28, 2005.
For more information or to receive
an application for committee ap-
pointment, please call Liz Heman-
dez Cason at (561) 996-0129.
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HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
HENDRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM
Hendry County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for
the rehabilitation of two (2) single family homes and the demo/
replacement of two (2) homes located in unincorporated Hendry County
as a part of the Hendry County Housing Program which consists of Com-
munity Development Block Grant (CDBG) and S.H.I.P. Housing Pro-
gram.
Proposals are due no laterthan 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday,
March 23, 2005 and delivered or mailed to: Ms. Barbara Butler, Hendry
County Clerk of the Clerk of the Court, Post Office Box 1760,25 E. Hick-
pochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33975-1760 (the County will not as-
sume any responsibility for proposals received past the bid opening
time). Any and all proposals received after this time and date will not be
opened or considered.
Proposals should be submitted in a separate sealed envelop marked
"HENDRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM RFP #11", "HENDRY
BOUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM RFP #12", HENRYY COUNTY HOUS-
ING PROGRAM RFP #13", and HENRYY COUNTY HOUSING PRO-
GRAM RFP #14." All bids must be accompanied by Pur-7068 "Public
Entity Crimes Report", proof of insurance, licenses and the "Vendor Drug
Free Work Place" form. Forms must be fully executed by the responder
and retumed with the bid.
For specific project information, contact Ms. Nancy Phillips at 561-432-
1524 or by FAX at 561-432-6734. Bids will be opened at 10:15 a.m. on
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 in the Hendry County Board of County
Commission Chambers at the Hendry County Court House in LaBelle.
A mandatory meeting and contractor walk-thru for review of these pro-
jects will be held on Thursday February 17, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in the
Board of County Commission Chambers of the Hendry County Court
House, 25 E. Hickpockee Avenue in LaBelle. Any firm not represented at
this meeting will be unable to bid. All potential bidders must be in the
Commission Chambers no later than 10:05 a.m. in order to participate in
this RFP.
Hendry County reserves the right to accept or reject any bids. Hendry
County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeking Minority Con-
tractor Participation and promotes Fair Housing.
William C. "Bo" Pelham
Chairman, BOCC
552638 CB/CGS 2/10/05



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 04-968 CA
ERLENE J. BLAKE
Plaintiff,
VS.
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 right, .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 subdivision, according
to.the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, of the Public
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 Plaintiffs 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 Februairy 22, 2005 or other-
wise a default judgment will be entered against you far 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. V
Dated this 13th day of January, 2005.
BARBRBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of Court
By S. Miller, Deputy Clerk
Marcy L. Shaw, Attorney for the Plaintiff
Florida Bar No. 0150738
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


DOCUMENT 00105
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed bids will be received by the Glades County Board of County Com-
missioners at the Glades County Manager's office located at 500 Avenue J,
Moore Haven, Florida 33471 until Friday, March 18, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. for
the project titled "Restroom Building."
The proposed bid is for the construction of a Fishing Pier Rehabilitation and
CBS Restroom Facility including site work, connection to existing utilities
and electrical work. Construction site is at the Van De Velde Park in Glades
County, Florida.
All materials furnished and all work performed shall be In accordance with
the plans, specifications and contract documents pertaining thereof, which
may be examined at:
County Manager's Office
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
(863) 946-6000
The plans and blank bid form may be obtained from this office for a NON-
REFUNDABLE fee of $50.00 per set.
The COUNTY reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to waive
any irregularities or informalities in any proposals or in the proposal pro-
cess without disclosure of a reason. The failure to make a disclosure shall
not result in accrual of any right, claim or cause of action by an unsuccess-
ful bidder against the Glades County Board of County Commissioners.
Sealed proposals must be received on or prior to:
DATE: March 18, 2005
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Glades County
No proposer may withdraw any proposal for a period of sixty (60) calendar
days after March 18, 2005.
552739 CGS 2/10/05



PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF PAHOKEE
A PUBLIC HEARING will be held on the following proposed ordinance at
7:30 p.m. on February 22, 2005 In the Commission Chambers at the Pa-
hokee City Hall, 171 North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, Floida at which time
the City Commission will consider its adoption into law. The introduction
and first reading was held on January 25, 2005. The ordinance in its en-
tirety may be inspected at the Office of the City Clerk during regular work-
with respect to this proposed ordinance.

ORDINANCE 2005-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PAHO-
KEE, FLORIDA EXEMPTING THE CITY FROM THE PROVISIONS OF
SECTION 101.657, FLORIDA STATUTES, SPECIFICALLY RELATED
TO EARLY VOTING; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING OR-
DINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR COD-
IFICATION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, AND ALL
OTHER PURPOSES.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the above City Com-
mission with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, he will
need a record Of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the Appeal is to be
based.
552796 CGS 2/10/05


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN0S0199
CONSTRUCTION & TESTING OF FLORIDAN AQUIFER MONITOR
& TEST PRODUCTION WELLS, MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids
through the Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club
Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, for Construction & Testing of
Floridan Aquifer Monitor & Test Production Wells, Martin County, FL on
Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submit-
ted bids will be opened and publicly read. This project involves drilV core,
construct & test one tri-zone Floridan aquifer monitor well & one'Floridan
aquifer test-production well proximal to the C-23 Canal in Martin County.
Directions: 1-95 to west on SR714 approx. 5 miles to north onto SR609
then approx 3 miles to C-23 Canal at Martin/St. Lucle county line. An OP-
TIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2005
at 10:00 a.m. at SFWMD Headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Rd, WPB, FL
33406, Conf. Rm. 2B:. For directions call (561) 682-6391. A site visit will
immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the instructions In the Request for Bidders
(RFB). Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by
downloading it for free from our websife www.slwmd.oov, by obtaining
a set for $12.00 at the above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by
calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to
attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this solicitation can
be obtained at our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
552220 ON/CGS 2/10/05


ADVISORY BULLETIN
This advisory bulletin provides 30-days notice to the general public that
Dr. Mona Devanesan will discontinue sing patients at the Women's
Center at Hendry Regional Medical Center as of March 9, 2005.


The Women's Center is located at 542 W. Sagamore St., Clewiston.
You will have the option of continuing.to see her at her West Palm Beach
office or finding a Gynecologist of your choosing to provide those servic-
es. To schedule an appointment at Dr. Mona Devanesan's West Palm
Beach office dial (561) 863-4777. Her address is 2151 45th St., Suite
110, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Copies of your records may be picked up at the Women's Center.on
Tuesday, ednesdays and Thursday until March 9, 2005. After that
date you may obtain your records at the Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ters, Medical Records Department.
As a reminder, the Women's Center will continue to service you for your
mammo raph and bone densitometry needs.
552709 CGS 2/10/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing regarding Ordinance 9-2005,
Section 101.657 Florida statutes specifically related to Early Voting. The
Public Hearing will be held February 15, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the City
Commission Chambers, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida. This
Public Notice Is for the second reading.
551933 CGS 02/10/05


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
SLARRY 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 estate 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 O BJECT-
ING PERSON,-OR THOSE OBJEC-
TIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt prop-
erty is required to file a petition for
determination oft 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
5552 Frontier Circle
LaBelle, FL. 33935
CGS 02/03, 10/05

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 namesand a dresses 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-1- riT Firr nx
30 DAYS AFTER Tn i.i: .,.F
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
Attomey for
Personal Representative:
The Paige Law Firm
349 N. 16th Street'
Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone (561) 996-9255
By: Daniel R. Paige, Sr.
FLA Bar #0539406
549807 CGS 2/3,10/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY 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 i pnd;n
in.Ihe Hendry C,:,,, i :, l ".',, i', .
bate Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
?3935
T..- --,: and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and

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 OF3.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
By: Daniel R. Paire, Sr.
FLA Bar #0539406
549803 CGS 2/3,10/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VERA L. LATTY
Deceased.
File No. 2005-004-CP
Division PROBATE
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of
VERA L. LATTY, deceased, File
Number 2005-004-CP is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hendry
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O. Box
1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975. The
names and addresses of the Per-
sonal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that
i, .. lidity of the Will,
S i,- ,j,,i ,. i ,i.',1', of the Personal
Representative, venue, orjurisdic-
tion of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copyrof this notice is
served within th..,- .:.,ii, ,ter
the date of the f.. i p.,,, ai..,i i of
this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OB-
JECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is February 10, 2005..
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Melanie A. McGahee, Esquire.
417 West Sugarland Highway
Clewistan, Florida 33440
Telephone: (863) 983-1677
Fax: (863) 983-1073
Florida Bar No. 0962694
Personal Representative:
-h,, ,1 J i'',,
806 Della T.,.:i, V,,'
Clewiston, FL 33440
550949 CGS 02/10,17/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-27 CA
WELLS FARGO BANK,
N.A., Successor
Plaintiff
v.
CHAD WRIGHT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CHAD WRIGHT; and all un-
known parties claiming by,
through, under or against the here-
in named Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties claim as
heirs, devisees, grantees,- assign-
ees, lienors,, creditors, trustees;
spouses, or other claimants;
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: CHAD- WRIGHT and UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CHAD
WRIGHT, and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under or
against the above named Defen-
dants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties claim as heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants.
Current Residence Unknown, but
whose last known address was:
4049 South Edgewater Circle, La-
Belle, Florida 33935

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage o the fol-
lowing property in HENDRY
County, lorida, to-wit:
LOT 18, BLOCK 2162 OF PORT
LABELLE UNIT 4, PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM,
P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 188830 U.S. Highway
19 North, Suite 300, Clearwater,
Florida 33764, on or before
March 15, 2005 or within thirty
(30) days after the first publica-
tion of this Notice of Action, and
file the original with the Clerk of
this Court at 25 East Hickpochee
Avenue, 2nd Floor Labelle, FL
33935, either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediate-
ly thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the com-
plaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Court on this 1 st day of February,
2005.
Barbara F. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ D Hammond
Deputy Clerk
552068 CGS 02/10, 17/2005

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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
Rentals, 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


PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fer-
guson Towing wmu sell at public
Auctian, free from 1all prior iens,
hr following vehicles that remain
a'",.i,,T,.-, ,. ii.. ii, with charges
unpaid, pursuant to Florida statutes
713.78, to the highest bidder at
12065 Lake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on February 14, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1986 Toyota Blue 2-Door
Vin #JT2ST64CXG7076584
550324 CGS 2/3,10/05

THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2004-798-CA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION
SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs..
KENNETH LEE HOLLAND, et al
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgement of MOrt-
gage Foreclosure dated January
1, J005 and entered in Case No.
2004-98-CA of the Circuit Court
of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit
in and for HENDRY County, Florida
wherein MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
AS NOMINEE FOR TAYLOR, BEAN
AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP. is the Plaintiff and KEN-
NETH LEE HOLLAND: TENANT #1
N/K/N HAROLD SANFORD; TEN-
ANT #2 N/K/A BILLYWADE are the
defendants, I will -sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash IN.FRONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HEND:
RY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY
S80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE,
FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 23rd
day of February, 2005, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment:
LOT 7, BLOCK"'", SEMINOLE
MANOR, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4 AT PAGES 93
AND .94, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME LOCATED ON THEREON
AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTE-
NANCE THERETO:
1984 TWIN MOBILE HOME;
ID#'S: T26315705-A &
T26315705-B; TITLE #'S:
22645682 & 22645681.
A/K/A 708 Bowden Road, Clewis-
ton, FL. 33440
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on the February 2,
2005.
Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of the Court
By: S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilties Act, persons
needing a special accomnoda-
tion to participate n this proceed-
ting should contact the Deputy
Court Administratr whose office
Is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112,1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901,
telephone number (813)335-
2299; 1-800-955-8771.(TOD) or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
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Patio Cover
Get ready for spring with this patio cover project.
Not only will it act as an umbrella against rain and
sun to extend your living space, but this-cost-effi-
cient, do-it-yourself version can add resale value to
your home. Detailed instructions and straightfor-
ward construction techniques make it a breeze for
almost anyone.
Built from standard lumber and translucent fiber-
glass panels (available at most home and garden cen-
ters), the project is designed with specifications for
three sizes of patio covers: 8 feet deep by 12 feet
long, 12 feet deep by 24 feet long and 16 feet deep
by 20 feet long.

Patio Cover plan (No. 560) .; $7.95
Patio Projects (No. C99)
Three other projects ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)

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