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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 17, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Moore Haven, Fla.


Thursday, February 17, 2005 Volume 78, Number 36


At a Glance
GYAA sign ups
Glades Youth Athletic Asso-
ciation will start signing up kids
for the t-ball, pitching machine,
softball and little league sea-
sons. Sign-ups will' be from 9
a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 19
at the ball fields on 10th Street.
Also on Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. at the high school baseball
field. There will be no applica-
tions accepted after Feb. 28.'.
GED classes
available
The Glades Counity 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
presentation 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, spon-
sored by the Glades County
Library Board. Drinks are
offered for sale by Friends of
Library. Other upcoming lunch-
eon "Food for Thought" pro-
grams 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.
Spaghetti dinner
The Ortona Coilnriit ...
Aoiaio w-ii 'Ild its annual
spaghetti buffet dinner Satur-
day, Feb. 19 from 5-7 p.m. at the
Ortona Community Associa-
tion, Ortona Road (Highway
78A). The popular all-you-can-
eat meal includes pasta and
sauce with Italian sausage, gar-
lic toast, Italian green beans,
sweet pickles, dessert, coffee
and iced tea for $6.
Car wash
The Dixie League Boys
Baseball Team will have-a Car'
Wash this Saturday, Feb. 19, at
the Bank of America parking
lot, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Annual fish fry
St. Joseph the Worker
Church will have their annual
Fish Fry Dinners every Friday
from 5-7 p.m., through March
4. St. Joseph's is on Highway 27
in Moore Haven.
Senior Connection
upcoming events
The next Family Caregiver
Support Group meetings will
be Wednesday, Feb. 23 in
Moore Haven. All support
group 'meetings feature a spe-
cial presentation from knowl-
edgeable experts on such top-
ics as legal issues, care giving
how-tos, or memory loss. All
meetings take place from 4-5
p.m. at local Senior Connec-
tions offices. (In Moore Haven
call 946-1821 and 983-7088 in
Clewiston,:for more info.)

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Index

Classifieds ... 20-23
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion . . .4
School ...........9
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Deputy alleges blackballing


By Mark Young
A Glades County Sheriff's
Office sergeant has filed a feder-
al lawsuit against the Okee-
chobee City Police Department
(OCPD), in which allegations of
character defamation has aris-
en, leading to accusations of
blackballing.
Sergeant Ronny Baker went
to work for the OCPD in 1997,
but has been in law enforce-
ment, in one form or another,
since 1987. Sergeant Baker
excelled as an OCPD patrol-


man, gaining recognition as the
.Officer of the Year in 2001.
Within four months of receiving
the award, his status as an offi-
cer who was said to serve
above and beyond, would take
a startling turn.
Okeechobee Police Chief
Denny Davis was quoted in the
Okeechobee News, dated June
13, 2001, calling then patrol-
man Baker a fantastic employ-
ee.
"Patrolman Baker is a fantas-
tic employee," said Chief Davis.


"He gives 110 percent each and
everyday here. I wish I had
more officers that had his work
ethic and attitude and I'm
proud to say he is a member of
OCPD and I thank him for his
loyalty."
According to court docu-
ments, that "loyalty" came into
question when patrolman
Baker told Chief Davis that it
was his intention to join the
Army Reserves right around the
time he received his award... -
According to Sergeant Baker,


Coming through: Lakeport was site of Sour Orange fun


Staff photo/Mark Young
Seven-year-old Tyler Osceola came screaming down the slide and those on the bottom
had to move quickly to get out of the way. The Sour Orange Festival was the place to
be Feb. 12, as a record number of people attended all the fun.

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The sack races weren't just for the young, as more than a few parents decided to join
in the day's fun at the Sour Orange Festival.


he immediately met resistance
from his superiors and ultimate-
ly, he decided not to pursue the
idea. According to Sergeant
Baker, he was told by Chief
Davis, "I hired a patrolman, not
a G.I. Joe," which is the allega-
tion also quoted in the court.
documents.
Only the chief, Sergeant
Baker, and then Major Tommy
Raulerson were in the office at
the time of this discussion and
-Mr. Raulerson has confirrred
that this conversation took


place.
However, following the Sept..
11 terrorist attacks, Sergeant
Baker had an overwhelming
desire to serve his country and
despite receiving warnings
from his superiors, signed up
for the Army Reserve.
"I was supposed to be
shipped out May I," said
Sergeant Baker. "But they asked
me if I was to be pulled over to
narcotics, would I reconsider
See Deputy Page 12


Commission



mulls fees

By Tracy Whirls man Alvin Ward said after
The Glades County Board meeting with Hendry County
of County Commissioners will engineer Rock Aboujaoude,
join their counterparts from plans call for a new four-lane
Hendry County and LaBelle bridge in'West LaBelle since
commissioners in a workshop Bonita Bay recently purchased
with the Department of Corn- property on the Lee/Hendry
munity Affairs (DCA) to dis- County line.
cuss growth management, "Glades County needs to
comprehensive planning and take the initiative and look at
related issues tomorrow, Feb. impact fees. We don't have to
18 at the LaBelle Civic Center, take the entire county," Com-
481 West Hickapoochee, missioner Ward said, "but if
LaBelle, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 we wait till the growth comes,
p.m. the infrastructure's just not
County Manager Jim Smith going to be there."
told the commission at their Commissioner Russell
. regular meeting Feb. 8 that the Echols appeared to. agree,
DCA is concerned that in the asserting earlier in the meet-
area of North LaBelle and ing that if changes must be
,, Muse, giio\\h 'pjectionris are, ,madE.ui. ihe count's e xisting
. utol sincuith historical dala comprehensive plan, land
and the department is con- development regulations and
cerned about infrastructure other regulatory documents
needs of the area.
Commission Vice Chair- See Fees Page 12




EDC decides to



give it a Whirl


With the announcement of
the. retirement of Executive,
Director Peggy Barton at their
February meeting, the Glades
County Economic Develop-
ment Council wasted no time
announcing her replacement.
Tracy Whirls, until recently
the Associate Editor of the
Glades County Democrat,
accepted the position and will
begin effective Feb. 24.
"I've enjoyed my tenure as
.a reporter and am grateful for
all that I have learned in my
nearly 10 years with the Flori-
da group," Ms. Whirls said.
"Inasmuch as I always viewed
my job as a community serv-
ice, this is really just an evolu-
tion to a new level of service
- using what I've learned in
covering government around
the lake to help an impover-
ished county generate
growth."
Ms. Whirls has been


employed by Independent
Newspapers Inc. since 1995.
She began as an associate edi-
tor at the daily Okeechobee'
News. Most recently she was
the associate editor of the
Glades County Democrat,
Clewiston News and the Sun,
which serves Belle Glade,
Pahokee and South Bay. She,,
holds a bachelor's degree in
English literature from Ken-
tucky State University and has
'34 hours toward a master's
degree in English literature
from the University of Ken-
tucky.
"I've almost literally
worked my way around the
lake, and in doing so, I'm con-
versant with the challenges
that affect the lake area, and
Glades County in particular,"
Ms. Whirls said. "Having cov-
See EDC -Page 12


Students 'step up'


for bridge(
A group of Moore Haven
Elementary and Moore Haven
Junior High School students
from the Safe and Smart
Futures after school program
as well as community adults,
braved the chill temperature
and wind Feb. 11 to walk from
the Glades County Health
Department in Moore Haven
across the bridge on U.S. 27, a
distance of two and a half
miles.
The walkers .were partici-
pating in a month-long event
designed to get Floridians up
and moving, called "Step Up,
Florida, On Our Way to Healthy
Living."
A huge relay covering all 67


walk
Florida counties, the relay flag
had started in Collier County,
handed off to Hendry, where
LaBelle residents carried it to
Lee County via bicycle or foot,
running or walking, before
arriving in Moore Haven.
The flag will continue to
wind through the state to its
final destination of Orlando.
Over 50 Safe and Smart
Futures program participants
walked the bridge in the "Step
Up Florida Bridge Walk."
The 21st Century Commu-
nity Learning Center Safe and
Smart Futures after school pro-
See Walk-Page 4


courtesy pnoto
The 21st Century Community Learning Center Safe and Smart Futures after school program
is funded by a state grant that provides after school services for students in grades 5-8 in
supervised and safe settings.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, February 17, 2005


Birth


The Chalo Nitka


Tyra Whitehurst
Tyra Whitehurst
Wesley Whitehurst, and Nicole
Mathis of Clewiston are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Tyra Whitehurst. She
was born Jan. 22, 2005, at Gulf
Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers. She
weighed six pounds 5.8 ounces
and was 19 1/2 inches long at
birth. Her brother Jordan White-
hurst welcomed Tyra home.


Maternal grandparents a
and Melynda Wagues
Moore Haven, and Jeff a
Mathis of Virginia. Patern
parents are Terry Whiteh
the late Buddy Whitel
Clewiston. Great gran
are Barbara Mathis of C:
Sandra Light of Avon P
Gary and Mary Wagg
Clewiston.


Engagements


Big Fish
By Tracy Whirls
Applications are available for
the annual Chalo Nitka "Big Bass"
tournament, sponsored by the
Big 0 Bassmasters, slated for Sat-
urday, Feb. 26 at the Alvin Ward
boat ramp in Moore Haven.
Chalo Nitka means "Big Fish,"
and in the Chalo Nitka tourna-
ment, the $1,000 top prize will be
Courtesy awarded to the angler who catch-
es the biggest bass. Second place
re Randy pays $450, third, $350, with cash
pack of prizes awarded through eighth
and Kelly place.
al grand- The tournament also boasts a
al grand- "Critter Division," sponsored by
urst, and Ahern's, which pays $100 to the
angler with the largest gar, mud-
dparents fish or catfish.
lewiston, And, as always, the angler
'ark, and wearing a Chalo Nitka T-shirt who
gerby of lands the largest bass wins $100,
courtesy of the Glades County
Chamber of Commerce.
The tournament begins at safe
light, with weigh-ins from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
Open to anyone with an inter-
est ih fishing who pays the $25


tourney
entry fee, the Chalo Nitka tourna-
ment gives anglers of all skill lev-
'els a shot at winning.
"A 10-year-old has just as
much chance to win the Chalo
Nitka tournament as a touring
pro," said Big 0 Bassmasters
Angler of the Year Russell Echols.
"If you want to fish from a pon-
toon boat that holds five people,
all five people can fish, if they pay
the $25 entry fee." '
Proceeds from the annual
Chalo Nitka tournament benefit
Project Graduation. Over the past
three years, the Big 0 Bassmas-
ters have contributed more than
$3,000 to Project Graduation.
Entry forms are available at
Mickey's Bait and Tackle in Moore
Haven, Angler's Marina in Clewis-
ton, Garrard's Bait and Tackle in
Okeechobee, Beck's Food Store
in Lakeport, Kelly's Bait and Tack-
le in Belle Glade, and other loca-
tions around Lake Okeechobee.
For more information phone
Big 0 Bassmasters president Mike
Woodham, Lakeside Electric, at
228-0111.


Charity Auction


Courtesy photo Courtesy photo
Katharine L. Kangieser and Amanda Rose Huff
Andrew B. Hogan and John Zarrella


Kangieser-Hogan
Katharine L. Kangieser of Hol-
lywood, and Andrew B. Hogan, of
Lehigh Acres, are announcing
their engagement. The prospec-
tive groom is the son of Janie Gor-
don/ Michael Hogan, of Lehigh
Acres/Lake Worth, Texas. The
wedding is planned for March 5,
2005 in LaBelle at the Hendry
House. The-bride-to-be is a 1990
graduate of McArthur High, she is
employed as a CMA with HRMC.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of
'Sarasota High. He is employed as
security with the Labelle court-
house after the wedding the cou-
ple will reside in Pioneer.


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 arniily of the bride and groom
are \el'comnie There \\ill be a
reception f oUoting the ceremony
at the Lakeport Community Cen-
ter located on Red Barn Road.


Okeechobee Main Street and
My Aunt's House 'The Closet' is
holding a charity auction Feb. 26,
at 10 a.m. until noon during the
Okeechobee Main Street BBQ
Event.
We are looking for furniture
(new or used), pictures, electron-
ic equipment, home accessories,
yard tools, garage tools, etc.
Items may be dropped off at
Okeechobee Main Street's Office
or My Aunt's House 'The Closet'.
Both organizations are located at
111 NE 2nd St. (the gray building
w/burgundy awnings on the cor-
ner NE 2nd St and NE 2nd Ave,
behind CVS), Monday-Friday 9.
a.m. until 2 p.m. or arrangements
will or can be made for items to
be picked up by calling (863) 634-
2306.
We also need items or gift cer-
tificates (or gift cards) from
restaurants, retailers, hair salons,
florist, and the businesses of
Okeechobee. All proceeds will
benefit disadvantaged children of
Okeechobee.
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc.
is a non-profit organization with


roots dating back to 1980 when
the National Trust for Historic
Preservation formed the Main
Street program. Since 1980, the
National Main Street Center has
been working with communities
across the nation to revitalize their
historic or traditional commercial
areas.
Based in historic preservation,
the Main .Street approach was
developed to save historic com-
mercial architecture and the fab-
ric of American communities'
built environment, but has
become a powerful economic
development tool as well.
My Aunt's House, Inc. is a 501
(c) (3) non-profit organization
providing support to foster chil-
dren, children in need 'and their
families. In September 2004, My
Aunt's House opened a Clothes
Closet. The primary goal for the
"Closet" is to give deprived chil-
dren the necessary items needed
to make their lives the best possi-
ble. The Closet is not a Thi ift Shop
- clothes and other items are
given to the children and their
families.


In the Military


Theodore N. Granville
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class
Theodore N. Granville, Jr., son of
Catherine P. and Theodore N.
Granville of Clewiston, recently
received a Letter of Appreciation
from the Secretary of the'Navy
(SECNAV), for assisting in tsuna-
mi relief efforts during Operation
Unified Assistance in Southeast
Asia, while attached to Navy
Mobile Construction Battalion'
(NMCB) Seven, the Seabees,
home based in Gulfport, Miss.
"Your fellow Americans are proud
of you and what you accom-
plished," said Gordon R. England,


SECNAV "You showed the.world
American compassion and
mercy. At sea, ashore and in the
air, you brought honor to your-
selves and to our nation."
Granville, along with thou-
sands of other U.S. Sailors and
Marines, supported more than
6,000 flight hours, helping to
deliver more than 20-million
pounds of medicine, food and
water. The supplies helped save
thousands of lives and eased the
suffering of thousands more.
Unit's like NMCB 7 specialize in
advance base construction, battle
damage repair, contingency engi-


neering, humanitarian assistance
and disaster recovery support
around the world. Granville is a
1988 graduate of Clewiston High
School of Clewiston.

Michelle D. Kosh
Navy Ensign Michelle D. Kosh,
daughter of Michael F. and step-
son of Rhonda L. Kosh of Labelle,
Fla., recently received her com-
mission as a naval officer after
completing Officer Candidate
"School (OCS) at Officer Training
Command, Pensacola. During the
13-week-long training program,
Kosh received extensive instruc-


tion on a variety of specialized
subjects including navigation,
ship handling, engineering, naval
warfare and management. Kosh
also completed a .demanding
daily physical fitness program that
involved running, swimming and
calisthenics. In addition,, Kosh
and fellow OCS graduates
received leadership training and
instruction on the importance of
the Navy's core values: Honor,
courage and commitment; and
how their meaning impacts the
personal and professional con-
du'ct of the men and women serv-
ing'in the Navy around the world.


Obituaries


Martha Leet
Stockwell Buxton
Martha Leet Stockwell Buxton,
92, died, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005,
at Hendry Regional Medical Center
in Clewiston. A native of Panama
City, she lived in Quitman, Ga. for
the past 23 years. She was born
June 21, 1912, 'in Malino, to the late
William Edward and Mossie Lee
Stockwell. She attended the Quit-
man Church of God. She was pre-
ceded in death by her husband,
Joseph Benjamin Buxton and one
daughter, Dorothy Faye Buxton.


She is survived by five children and
their spouses: Sidney (Ezella) Bux-
ton of Panama City; Arthurine
(Paul) Wilson of Clewiston;
Josephine (James) Crosby of Quit-
man, Ga.; Patricia (David) Chancy
of Clewiston; Ruth Clements of
.Quitman, Ga.; one brother, Archie
Stockwell of Panama City; 13
grandchildren, 26 great grandchil-
dren and 15 great-great grandchil-
dren. "
Funeral services were held at
Wilson Funeral Home in Panama
City, with interment at Evergreen
Memorial Gardens. The Reverends
James Pearson of Quitman, Ga.


and Lewis Rogers of Panama City,
officiated.
Kaylene Massa
Kaylene Massa, 43, of Clewis-
ton, died, Saturday, Feb. 12, at
Hendry Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Massa was born in Ft. Myers,
and is a lifelong resident of the area.
Survivors include her husband,
Franco Massa, of Clewiston; her
son, Andrew Dennis Massa, of
Clewiston; daughter Amity Brooke
Massa, of Clewiston; her parents,
Glenn and Juanita Taylor, of Moore
Haven, two brothers, Norman Tay-


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lor of Clewiston, and Stephen Tay-
lor of Elbridge, N.Y; and one sister
Kentie Hingson, of Moore Haven.
Services were held Feb. 15, at First
United Methodist church, burial fol-
lowed at Ortona Cemetery. Officiat-
ing clergy was Reverend Tom
Street. Akin-Davis funeral homes is
in charge of arrangements.


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Can a sweet favorite be a health food?


If your Valentine brought you
chocolate, it doesn't have to be a
guilty pleasure. In moderation,
even chocolate can be part of a
healthy diet.
Chocolate contains antioxidants
- beneficial compounds which
are often found in fruits and vegeta-
bles.
Anti-oxidants are substances
that help the body rid itself of free
radicals. Free radicals are created
by the body's natural processes -
they are leftover bits of cells. 'If the
body cannot rid itself of these "left-
overs", they may contribute to
health problems such as heart dis-
ease and cancer.
Chocolate comes from the
seeds of the Cocoa tree. It is some-
times spelled Cocao or Cacao. The
plant's scientific name is Theobro-
ma Cacao, which means "food of
the gods" in Greek.
Researchers at Pennsylvania
State University found that like
products of many other plants,
Cocoa powder contains high levels
of anti-oxidants.
Researchers in Japan also found
Cocoa powder may help lower the
LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels.
While Cocoa may be consid-
ered a "health food", check the
labels when buying chocolate.


A
Healthier
Life \


with Katrina Elsken

There may be other ingredients
that are not so healthy. For exam-
ple, you still want to avoid any
foods that contain transfats or high
fructose corn syrup.
To get the maximum level of
antioxidants, choose dark choco-
late.
Recent studies have shown that
chocolate may also help you feel
better. It contains a substance
called theobromine, an alkaloid
that is in the same category as caf-
feine. Some researchers also
believe the anandamides in choco-
late and Cocoa powder activates
the same receptor in the brain as
marijuana. They believe this is why
some people crave chocolate
when they are under stress.
While a little chocolate may
help you feel better, too much can
contribute to headaches. As with


many foods, moderation is the key.
Some trivia for those who love
chocolate:
Historically, chocolate has
been the gift of lovers and is said to
be an aphrodisiac. It contains
phenylethylamine, the chemical
stimulant produced by the brain
when a person is in love.
Chocolate is a high-energy
food, and has been appreciated as
such by explorers. Sir Edmund
Hillary packed chocolate for his
Mount Everest climb. Both Ameri-
can and Soviet astronauts have
taken chocolate with them into
space.
While the Cocao tree is native
to South and Central America,
Africa is now the world's leading
producer of cocoa.
The Aztecs used cacoa beans
as currency and offered them as
gifts to their gods.
One plain milk chocolate
candy bar has more protein than a
banana.
Thomas Jefferson preferred
hot cocoa to coffee or tea. He
wrote about the benefits of his
favorite hot beverage in a letter to
John Adams, praising the health
benefits and nourishments of
chocolate.
e Mozart loved chocolate so


much he wrote about it in an
opera.
Because chocolate burns eas-
ily, a chocolate cake should be
baked at a little lower temperature
than any other kind of cake.
In the 16th Century, monks
and nuns who were fasting were
allowed to eat chocolate in order to
keep from feeling faint.
In the Alfred Hitchcock film
"Psycho", they used chocolate
syrup for blood in, the infamous
shower scene. Since the movie was
in black and white, the color didn't
matter.
M&M's were created for the
American military. In 1941, they
were a favorite of American GI
s serving in World War II because
they did not melt as easily as choco-
late bars. They were originally
packaged in cardboard tubes. By
the late 1940s, M&Ms were widely
available to the American public.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".


Camp E-Tu-Makee fundraiser a success


Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc.
Camp E-Tu-Makee held its ninth
annual Advisory Committee Skeet
Shoot on Saturday Feb. 5. Camp E-
Tu-Makee was established in 1983
and is located in Hendry County.
As a year round, outdoors thera-
peutic program, Camp E-Tu-Makee
helps at-risk boys ages 10-17 by
providing, behavioral treatment
with a fully accredited educational
component. It is one of five Eckerd
Wilderness Educational System
camps in Florida and one of 18 out-
'door therapeutic treatment pro-
grams Eckerd Youth Alternatives
operates.
In the Mikosukee Native lan-
guage, E-Tu-Makee means "side by
side." All proceeds collected during
the skeet shoot are earmarked for
the construction and furnishing of
a new Educational Center to be
located on the camp's property -
located south of Clewiston on CR
835.
Approximately 200 shooters,
guests, family members, former
campers, staff and volunteers
enjoyed a day of competition, food
and fellowship.
"...This l S! ho'i uld put us
over the list goal ,.1 e...sIt for this
project, .which was raising
$50,000," said Lance Ramer, Camp
E-Tu-Makee community develop-
ment manager. "Our next goal is to
secure matching funds and hope-
fully beginri construction."
The response has been remark-
able to this point.,
"When we began this endeav-
or, none of us had any idea of the
incredible response and support
we have received from the com-
munity and how our 'little dream'
has grown to be the largest one-day
event in Eckerd Youth Alternatives
fundraising activities," said Mr.
Ramer. "What started as 20 guys,
getting together on a Saturday after-
noon, nine years ago, has devel-
oped into an event that has over 70
shooters divided into five flights,
.-shooting over three different cours-
es and in three separate divisions,
it's incredible."
Of course, Mr. Ramer said this
couldn't be possible without the
help of everyone involved.
"This is all done by the kindness
and generosity of our Advisory
Committee and our Corporate
Sponsors, without whom none of
this could be possible," said. Mr.
,Ramer. "Their shared vision of car-
,ing for the youth and families we
serve and the staff we support at E-
Tu-Makee make this possible."
Mr. Ramer extended a thank
you to advisory board members


.. -





Courtesy photo
Fred Wolf, Men's champion and Grand champion takes aim
at the target during the ninth annual skeet shoot, which took
place Feb. 5


Chris Shupe, Mali Chamness,
Melanie McGahee, Tom Perry, Sally
Conley, Mickey Foster, Don Gut-
shall, and Rodney Larson. Mr.
Ramer also expressed his apprecia-
tion to all the corporate sponsors,
individuals, and volunteers for their
time and effort in making this
year's shoot a success.
New to this year's shoot was a
five-stand course.
"I went to the State Five-Stand
Championship in Okeechobee last
September and met two-time
Sporting Clays World Champion
Mick Howells. We talked shooting
sports, about Eckerd Youth Alterna-
tives, about E-Tu-Makee, the kids,
our fundraising skeet shoot, etc.
and exchanged numbers," said Mr.
Ramer. "About a month ago I went
to Palm Beach Trap and Skeet and
met Mick again, and he was kind
enough to offer his five-stand set up


to our event I eagerly accepted
his offer and it proved to be an
immediate success and crowd
pleaser. Mick has already offered
his services at next year's event.'"
The 70 shooters, in three differ-
ent divisions, shot on three different
courses established on camp prop-
erty. A nine-station NRA sporting
clays tower was set up in the
camp's group game field, a 10-sta-
tion "quarter-mile walking course"
was set up in the woods, and the
sporting clays 'five-stand course
was shot over the front lake. Each
station on all three courses was
designed to test the shooting skills
of the participant in real life shoot-
ing/hunting scenarios.
Fred Dyess Jr. won a 12 gauge
Remington 870 pump shotgun
donated by McDaniel Ranch, and
David McDaniel won a 12 gauge
Semi-Automatic Charles Daly Tri-


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Works in the raffles. Michelle
Schaare won a $300 gift certificate
to Log Cabin Gun Works also
donated by McDaniel Ranch for
besting the entire competitor in a
special shoot off.
Special recognition awards
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Corporation's Charitable Trust, Jeff
and Vonnie McDaniel and Joe Mar-
lin Hilliard for their support and
encouragementyear after year.
This year's Men's Open Cham-
pion and Overall Grand Champion
was Fred Wolf who received a Gold
Medal, a cash prize and the Grand
Prize, a 20 gauge Semi-Automatic
Bennelli shotgun donated by Joe
Marlin Hilliard in memory of his
father Joe A. Hilliard. Will Guslac
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for runner-up honors in the Men's
Division after a shoot off with Mr.
Wolf. Women's Champion Laura
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cash prize after a shoot off with
runner-up Jennifer Wades who
received a Silver Medal and cash for
her efforts. Beau Ramer won the
Gold Medal and cash prize in the
Youth Division after distancing the
field, and Samuel Edwards collect-
ed the Silver Medal and cash.
A highlight again this year was
Eckerd Youth Alternatives Inc.,
Camp E-Tu-Makee Resident Direc-
tor Chief Lou Barrington, who
drove down from Blakely Georgia
to tell a,story or two, mingle with
the crowd and prepare his "Old
fashioned barbeque lunch."
Eckerd Youth Alternatives is a
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A clergyman's lesson from a bulldog


The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I read a summary of one of the
series of mid-east peace talks,
held some years ago when Jimmy
Carter was president. Egyptian
President Sadat was negotiating
with Israeli President Begin, at the
time, at Camp David. The negotia-
tions failed and everyone was get-
ting ready to go home to
announce that there was no good
news.
Photographers had taken the
official photos and the principals
were autographing them for each
other as mementos of the occa-
sion and historic meeting. The
account reported that Begin had
planned to give one of his photos
to a granddaughter who had lost
her father during one of the mid-
east wars.
As he looked at the photo and
thought about the loss of life, and
the countless losses of life, and
what it was all about, he stopped


and asked "Can't we try once
more?"
They did, and an accord was
struck. The face of failure came
home to one of the participants in
a very personal and dramatic way.
What might have begun with a
long list of wrongs, negotiating
from anger, trying to put a strong
face in front of an adversary, won-
dering how the others might feel
about any signs of weakness in
the fight in front of them; all came
down to someone seeing the
tragedy and saying "enough".
I shared a copy of my account
with a church counselor and we
both agreed it might just as well
apply on personal levels. How
many households "declare war"
when some issue comes up -
usually more of a symbol of domi-
nance or being vindicated than a
real matter of importance! I was
the head a Church that got into a
"row" over whether the collec-
tion plates should lay flat on the
table provided or stand upright
against the wall!


When I served that Church, it
was never an issue. In fact, all of
the confrontations that exist seem
to have their hidden agendas, and
the presenting problems often
turns out to be the sign of some-
thing far deeper, more significant,
unspoken. My question has often
been this question when I find
myself involved with angry partic-
ipants, "Just how important is this
issue?"
A realtor told me about the
sale of a home involving hun-
dreds of dollars going out the win-
dow over a $15 table. Just how
important is it about who does
what in the household, or how
important is it who is. "right" and
who is "wrong"? Too many times,
when a heated argument is well
underway, someone will ask,
"What are you arguing about,"
and both parties will admit. "We
don't know!"
Of course not the argument
wasn't about an issue, it was
about who could dominate, or
who would feel vindicated, or


who felt the. need to win that
moment. I have often wondered if
the real argument is a way of say-
ing, "Don't ignore me!" or reach-
ing out to another in a strange,
contorted way.
' The Lord admonishes us to
"settle matters quickly with your
adversary..." and then you'll avoid
going to court (Mathew 5:25).
Perhaps you'll avoid the war, or
perhaps the divorce, or perhaps
the loss of a new home that
you've always wanted. I hope I
can see "the big picture" when
I'm in the midst of a heated argu-
ment and when nobody is listen-
ing, paying attention or speaking
with an indoor voice. I worked for
a well-loved and respected clergy-
man who told me one day, "A
bulldog can beat a skunk any day,
but is it worth it?"

Sometimes our "victories"
come with a very high price -
they may really be not worth it at
all.


The devil made, me do it, it's not me


Staff photo/Adam Weiland
Brendie Freyermuth was the overall winner of the Birding
Festival Art Contest


Birding Festival



Art Contest winner


For the second year, elementary
school students were invited to par-
ticipate in an art contest depicting
birds or other South Florida wildlife'
as part of the Big "O" Birding Festi-
val.
The contest is sponsored annu-
ally by Alan L. Weiland DDS, of
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry of
the Glades. This year there were
199 entries from Moore Haven Ele-
mentary and West Glades Elemen-
tary combined. The judges, artist
Mrs. Louise Harman, Mrs. Daniele
Langly and wildlife photographer
Renier Mungia had their work cut
out for them, but were all unani-
mous in agreement on over all win-
ner Brendie Freyermuth a fifth
grade student at Moore Haven Ele-
mentary.
-\ Brendie's mother and father
said she loves to draw and seems to
have a natural talent for it. Her
poster incorporated many of South
Florida's wildlife species. Brendie
was presented with a cash prize
and certificate on Sunday during
festival the activities.
Other winners in the contest
included:
1st place: Hunter Urbnowski, 6,
West Glades Elementary.
1st place: Storm Pezzullo, 8,
West Glades Elementary.


1st place: Sandra Garcia, 9,
Moore Haven Elementary.
1st place: Jasania CisneroS, 12,
West Glades Elementary.
1st place: Erick Garcia, 13, West
Glades Elementary.
2nd place: Gil Jimenez, 9, West
Glades Elementary.
2nd place: Erica Arthur, 9,
Moore Haven Elementary.
2nd place: Tomas Valle, 10,
West Glades Elementary.
2nd place: Teale Humphries, 11,
Moore Haven Elementary.
2nd place: Alma Valdez, 11,
West Glades Elementary.
3rd place: Leslie Morada, 7,
West Glades Elementary.
3rd place: Kayti Southworth, 8,
Moore Haven Elementary.
3rd place: Anna Zanda, 11, West
Glades Elementary. -
3rd place: Matthew Shearer, 12,
Moore Havea Elementary.
4th place: Shelba Kadix, 8, West
Glades Elementary.
4th place: Samantha Spears, 12,
Moore Haven Elementary.
4th place: Matthew Lanier, 12,
Moore Haven Elementary.
They received cash prizes and
certificates. All the rest of the entries
were awarded a certificate of hon-
orable mention for entering the
contest.


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
"It's his fault. It's her fault. It's
their fault." Since the beginning of
time our first instinct has been to
blame others for our own failures.
Instead of accepting responsibili-
ty, we claim we are victims of
cruel and callous forces.
I read about one man who
was suing a hospital. A doctor had
performed staple surgery on his
stomach to help him lose weight.
A couple of days after his opera-
tion, he raided the hospital refrig-
erator and stuffed himself with
everything he could find.-This tore
open the staples and forced
another surgery. He was suing the
hospital for having a refrigerator
near his room. He claimed the
temptation was too great and
thus his complications were the
hospital's fault.
Since the Garden of Eden,
humans have made it a regular
practice to shift blame. Do you
remember Adam and Eve? Adam
admits to God that he ate the for-


bidden fruit, but it wasn't his fault.
"The woman You gave me, she
made me eat that fruit." Is Eve
responsible? Of course not! Eve's
response is, "The serpent
deceived me, and I ate." "It's not
my fault. The devil made me do
it."
It's time to break out of this vic-
tim mentality and take responsi-
bility. There is a wonderful device
that all of us have in our homes
that can help us do this. Some of
you may think I am talking about
the Bible, but I'm not. While the
Bible does reveal to us the spiritu-
al truths that will make our lives
whole, there is another more fun-
damental device that can help us.
It is a mirror. If you gaze into it,
you will see who can help solve
many of the problems you face in
life.
There is truth in the statement
that each of us is either a part of
the problem or a part of the solu-
tion to everything we encounter.
We can choose to blame all of our
problems on someone else and


become a part of these problems,
or we can take responsibility for
our lives and seek to fulfill the pur-
pose for which God created us
and become part of the solution.
By the way we manage our lives,
we hold the answer to enough of
the problems we face everyday to
make the difference between a
meaningful life and a life which
might drive us to the insane asy-
lum.
When you are having a diffi-
cult time in a relationship, it will
go much better if you accept
responsibility for your part of the
relationship, admit your mistakes
and do what you can to make it
better. If things are not going well
for you at work, if you change the
things you can so that you do the
best job you can do, more than
likely you will make a difference
enough so that your job will be
better. At church, if you are not
satisfied with what is happening,
you can do your part to make
things better by taking an active
part in the ministry and by mak-


ing sure you say only things which
will strengthen the ministry you
share as a congregation.
We are now in the season of
Lent, that period of the church
year that calls us to a time of self-
examination as we approach
Easter. God invites each of us to
daily take stock of our lives, and
then seek to find the ways we can
become a part of the solutions to
as many of the human problems,
which we encounter directly or
indirectly as we can.
It's each one of us, not as God
and not as one lone super-person,
but as God's children with His
Spirit in us that can love, forgive,
care, show mercy, share joy, and
make a difference! Empowered
by God, we can avoid the blame
game, take responsibility for our
actions, and become a part of the
solution rather than an increasing
part of the problem. When we do
become part of the solution, God
will be glorified, and our lives and
the lives around us will be
blessed.


Letter to the Editor


Project Graduation,
Moore Haven High
Dear Editor:
This year marks the 11th
anniversary of the inception of the
Project Graduation celebration of
Moore Haven High School. "Pro-
ject Graduation" is an all night,
adult supervised drug and alcohol
free party for the graduating sen-
iors. During this night the students


EMS moved to Lakeport


By Tracy Whirls
Glades County Manager Jim
Smith said since the Seminole
Tribe moved to provide its own
EMS service from the existing sta-
tion at Brighton, after a series of
"productive" meetings between
himself, Commissioner Paul Beck
and EMS Director Bob Jones, the
county has removed its equip-,
ment and personnel to the Lake-
port Volunteer Fire Department.
"Our role in this transition peri-
od is to insure there's no decline in


service to the community," Mr.
Smith said.
Mr. Smith said the Tribe will
offer walk-up service at the sta-
tion.
"We decided it was in the best
interest of all parties to move our
people out of the station," Mr.
Smith said; adding that the EMS
crew formerly based at Brighton
will temporarily be based at Lake-
port, to serve Lakeport and Buck-
head Ridge until the commission
ultimately decides the fate of the
EMS service.


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Over 50 Safe and Smart Futures program participants walked
the bridge in the Step Up Florida Bridge Walk across the
Caloosahatchee on Friday. According to after school teacher


Lesle Hare, the group hopes
annual event.

Walk

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gram is funded by a state grant
that provides after school servic-
es for students in grades 5-8 in
supervised and safe settings. Stu-
dents receive homework assis-
tance in this program as well as
having the opportunity to partici-
pate in wholesome recreational


to make the bridge walk an

and enrichment activities. The
program runs Monday-Friday
from 3-4:30 p.m.
According to teacher Lesle
Hare, the Safe and Smart pro-
gram has been extended to Fri-
days as a way to encourage
being and staying fit with various
activities.
"We hope to make the bridge
walk an annual event," Ms. Hare
said.


are required to be "locked in"
until daybreak the next day. The
festivities, for the evening include
food, entertainment and games
that give students the chance to
win money and gifts. This year's
celebration will be held May 20.
The guests will include 50 seniors
and approximately 25 adults,
which are chaperones, entertain-
ment, and food and security
workers.
We are located in rural Glades.


County, on the western shore of
the beautiful Lake Okeechobee;
.which requires an extended dis-
tance to travel for entertainment
activities. Statistics have proven
that graduation is one of the dead-
liest nights of the year involving
fatalities for young adults. This
celebration given by parents and
community volunteers is our way
of preventing a heartbreaking
loss.
To date, we have raised $5,365


of the $45,000 needed. 100 per-
cent of this money is spent on the
students for this, one night cele-
bration, with the majority going
directly t,' students in the form of
cash to help them on their way in
the real world.
I hope that you will be able to
help in some way. I look forward
to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
Lisa Click, Chairperson.


The Project Graduation


sponsors fall pageant
Resigistration for parents of chil- as most photogenic.
dren interested in entering their Those entering the most photo-
child in the Little Mr./Miss Moore genic contest should submit a
Haven pageant, for children four- snapshot, no professional photos
years-old through kindergarten; accepted, of their child. The fee is
Tiny Mr./Miss, for children aged 2-3 $10 per photo entry,
years old; and Baby Mr./Miss Moore
Haven, for infants one-year-old or Rehearsal for children entering
younger is slated for Feb. 15-18 at the pageants will be held Monday,
the Glades County Chamber of Feb. 21 at the Moore Haven High
Commerce. No registrations will be School/Glades County Auditorium
accepted after Friday, Feb. 18. No at6:30p.m.
exceptions. The pageants are slated to begin
Trophies and sashes will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at the
awarded to the winner and the first Moore Haven High School/Glades
runner-up in each pageant as well CountyAuditorium. Admission is $5.




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Police


Belle Glade
Police Department
Jan. 23, a juvenile, 15, -was
charged with burglary of occupied
dwelling.
Jan. 24, Willie Terrell, 19, was
charged with simple domestic bat-
tery.
Jan. 24, a juvenile, 10, was
charged with attempted homicide.
Jan. 25, Shecale Kwecolegayle
Morgan, 18, was charged with a for-
gery, attempted grand theft,, and
criminal mischief.
Jan. 25, John Reives, 18, was
charged with loitering and prowling,
resisting arrest without violence, and
exposure of sexual organs.
Jan. 26, Evaraude Young, 26, was
charged with tampering with witness.
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 12, was
charged with' loitering and prowling.
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 12, was
charged with loitering and prowling.
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 15, was
charged with loitering and prowling.
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 13, was
charged with loitering and prowling.
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 14, was
charged with loitering and prowling. -
Jan: 27, Fellose Rivers, 18, was
charged with loitering and prowling,
and possession of burglary tools.
Jan. 27, Marcus Anderson, 22,
was charged with loitering and
prowling, and possession of con-
cealed weapon.
Jan. 27, a juvenile, 17, was
charged with loitering and prowling.
Jan. 27, Ezell Latimore, 28, was
charged with FTA-Warrant.
Jan. 27, Charvorris.D. Roundtree,
18, was charged with affray.
Jan. 27, a juvenile, 17, was
charged with affray.
Jan. 284 Dennis Devose, 27, was
charged with petit theft.
Jan. 28, Clayburn Davis, 34, was
charged with possession of marijua-
na under 20 grams.
Jan. 28, a juvenile, 14, was
charged with structure burglary.
Jan. 28, a juvenile, 16, was
charged with structure burglary.
Jan. 29, Johnny Hill, 18, was


charged with burglary.
Jan. 29, a juvenile, 16, was
charged with burglary.
Jan. 29, Robert Smith, 38, was
charged with throwing deadly missile
into occupied dwelling, burglary of
occupied dwelling, felony criminal
mischief, and resisting arrest without
violence.
Jan. 29, Joselito Castillo, 36, was
charged with domestic battery, and
child abuse.
Jan. 29, Johnny D. Hill, 18, was
charged with criminal mischief, and
violation of protection injunction.
Jan. 29, a juvenile, 16, was
charged with criminal mischief.
Jan. 31, Lena Lane, 22, was
charged with criminal mischief.
Jan. 31, Will Dorsey III, 25, was
charged with criminal mischief.
Jan. 31, a juvenile, '14, was
charged with criminal mischief.
*Jan. 31, a juvenile, 17, was.
charged with criminal mischief.
Jan. 31, Aikesha Allen, 25, was
charged with criminal mischief.
Jan. 31, Robert Williams, 21, was
charged with possession of cocaine
with intent to sell.
Jan, 31, Bruce Henderson, 39,
was charged with violation of proba-
tion-Warrant for grand theft.
Feb. 1, Willie Lewis, 43, was
charged with burglary to structure.
Feb. 1, Ernest Brown, ,25, was
charged with aggravated battery with
a firearm-warrant.
Feb. 2, Will Dorsey, 25, was
charged with possession of marijua-
na under 20 grams, and resisting
arrest without violence.
Feb. 2, Anthony Bradley, 20, was
charged with possession of marijua-
na under 20 grams.
Feb. 2, Marcus Small, 21, was
charged with VOP-warrant for
attempted burglary.'
Feb. 4, Charles M. Bailey, 35, was
charged with grand theft auto.
Feb. 4, Charles Singleton, 60,
was charged with VOP-warrant for
driving while license suspended or
revoked.
Feb. 5, James Roosevelt Green,
55, was charged with VOP-warrant
for burglar to a dwelling.


Now that's shocking


otan pnoto/iracy vvnirls
Saying deputies would not be allowed to carry tasers
unless they themselves were exposed to the weapons-,
Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon was the first of
the officers in his new administration to volunteer to
have the weapon tested on him during classes at the gun
range Feb. 9. New GCSO law enforcement officers
recently completed training with the tasers, giving them
a new weapon to control and.apprehend suspects with-
out resorting to deadly force.


PCSO Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Captain
Daryl Lewis, who came from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office and lives in Buckhead Ridge launches
into the air, when hit with a one-second burst from a
taser as part of his certification to carry the weapon.
Unlike tasers sold on the Internet for civilian use, law
enforcement tasers have a higher pull rate and higher
power output, and have been optimized for full body
lockup for restraint. They also have a range of 21 feet.


Feb. 5, Cedric Harris, 19, was
charged with battery.
Feb. 6, Audrey Carey, 43, was
charged with VOP-warrant for bat-
tery, and VOP-warrant for possession
of paraphernalia.
Feb. 6, Gregorio Baltizar, 24, was
charged with domestic battery.
Feb. 9, Lavorris Maddox, 19, was
charged with burglary, and grand
theft. -
Feb. 9, Jamel Javarri Ford, 20,
was charged with burglary, and
grand theft.
Feb. 9, Clarence Jermaine Robin-
son, 18, was charged with burglary
and grand theft.
Feb. 9, Eddy Jenkins, 43, was
charged with theft.
Feb. 9, a juvenile, 15, was
charged with felony battery.
Feb. 9, Antonio D. Graham, 24,
was charged with domestic battery.
Feb. 9, Denarius Bailey, 21, was
charged with possession of marijua-
na under 20 grams, and resisting
arrest without violence.


Feb. 9, Juan Antonio Ruiz, 44,
was charged with carrying a con-
cealed weapon.
Feb. 10, Antoine Cain, 25, was
charged with domestic battery.
Feb. 10, Toriano Rutliedge, 20,
was charged with possession of
cocaine, possession of cocaine with
intent to sell, resisting arrest without
violence, possession of narcotic
paraphernalia, and possession of a
firearm with an altered serial number.,
Feb. 10, John W. Thomas, 43,
was charged with trespassing.
Feb. 10, Everett Banton, 29, was
charged with trespassing.
Feb. 12, Ronald W. Haulcomb,
37, was charged with possession of
marijuana under 0 grams, and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Feb. 12, Alberto Castillo, 22, was
charged with habitual traffic vibla-
tions, FTA-warrant traffic, sale of
stolen" property, FTA-warrant Posses-
sion of marijuana under 20 grams,
FTA-warrant driving while license
suspended or revoked.


Wanted Fugitives


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County Inc. is asking citizens to
help locate Santos Jimenez, alias
Jimenez Santos, wanted for
felony failure to appear carrying a
concealed firearm; improper
exhibition of a dangerous
weapon. His date of birth is 8-21-
80. He is a white male, 5' 5 tall
and weighs 128 pounds, with
black hair, and brown eyes. His
last known address was West
Canal L Street, Belle Glade. His
occupation is unknown.
If you know the 'whereabouts
of Santos Jimenez or anyone
involved in a serious crime, call
Crime Stoppers at. 1-800-458-TIPS.
You can remain anonymous and
still receive a cash reward of up to
$1,000 if your tip leads to an
arrest. You can also visit the Crime
Stoppers website at
www.crimestopperspbc.com.


courtesy pnoto
Santos Jimenez
Jimenez was a wanted fugitive
at the time of this publication.


FWC special details



prove successful


WEST PALM BEACH Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) officers spent
this weekend making strong
cases to protect our wildlife
resources.
In Martin County, FWC offi-
cers conducted a night hunting
detail involving land and air
assets looking for illegal hunting
activities 'and their efforts were
rewarded. Shortly before mid-
night Saturday, Feb. 12, the pilot
spotted a truck circling a field
and shining a spotlight typical
illegal night hunting activity.
Land patrol units were dis-
patched to the area.
After hearing gunshots, the
officers entered the property and
were directed to the truck's loca-
tion by the air unit. Five individu-
als, Michael Robinson, Luisa
Robinson, John Perrone, and
Loriann Hubbell, all from West
Palm Beach, and James Laduke
of Okeechobee were caught in
the act of cleaning deer. FWC
officers found three deer: A six-
point antler deer on ground (in
process of being gutted), one
skinned and- gutted deer on the
tailgate, and a cooler of quar-
tered-up deer parts.
Each received .citations for
taking deer at night with gun and
light (1st degree misdemeanor;
up to one-year in jail. and/or
$1000 fine, the loss of hunting
privileges for three years, plus
confiscation of hunting equip-
ment involved) and possession
of having freshly killed deer out
of season (2nd degree misde-
meanor; up to 60 days in jail
and/or $500 fine). In addition,
FWC officers seized the rifle,
ammunition, spotlight, and deer
as evidence, with the deer being
donated to a local wildlife reha-


bilitator.
In Okeechobee County, FWC
officers responded to a citizen's
report of someone shooting a
hawk off a pole from their vehi-
cle. The caller reported the tag
number and general description
of the vehicle and shooter,
which led FWC investigators to
West Palm Beach resident Dori'
ald Ponder, of Alam-O Farm.
FWC investigators retrieved
.the red-shouldered hawk and
interviewed Mr. Ponder, who
confessed to the shooting and
showed the gun. He was cited
for unlawfully killing a federally
protected bird (2nd degree- mis-
demeanor, up to 60 days in jail
and/or $500 fine).


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On a roll with Jellyroll's newest dinner addition


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Courtesy Photo
The Jellyrolls logo is becoming a familiar sight to more than
just the residents of Belle Glade. The popular establishment
is drawing crowds from all over and that translates to more
people spending their tourism dollar in surrounding counties.


"We are being discovered,"
notes author Ann O'Connell
Rust and owner of Jellyroll's.
"With more than 30 percent of
our business coming from out-
side the Glades, we are quickly
becoming a demand generator,
driving new visitors to the City of
Pahokee, Lake Okeechobee and
the Glades. We have people trav-
eling from as far north as Cape
Canaveral and as far south as
Miami. I make a habit of talking
to everyone I see coming into
Jellyroll's," she continued. "We
want our customers to feel at
home."
Yesterday Guy Bising, general
manager and creator of- the
restaurant concept, spoke to a


Health fair offers free exams


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON The
Hendry/Glades Community
Health Fair is coming to Clewiston
once again and it is designed to
target all areas involving rural,
health care.
According to Ellen Geake, one
of the event's organizers, the fair
is an opportunity to provide med-
ical services to rural residents, as
well as introduce the benefits of
living in rural communities to
medical professionals who are
looking for.places to set up'their
practices.
"It's not only a chance to pro-
vide services to patients, but also
shows the joys of rural living to
health care providers," said Mrs.
Geake.
But the ultimate goal of the fair
is to provide an opportunity to the
people who don't have a primary
health care provider and those
people who just refuse to seek
medical help unless it is a life or
death situation.
In today's costly medical envi-
ronment, more and more people
are without health insurance and
would rather roll the dice on their
health than face financial ruin.
Even those people who have
some insurance, face large
deductibles and will forego trips


to the doctor to avoid expenses.
"This fair benefits a lot of peo-
ple," said Mrs. Geake. "There are
lots of .seasonal workers who are
not insured or under insured. And
there are a lot of regular people
that a trip to the doctor just isn't in
tfeir budget. But I can't stress
enough the importance of this
opportunity to get checked out
before it's too late."
The fair was the first of its kind
two years ago for local residents
and it turned out to be a lifesaver
for one young girl. Mrs. Geake
said the 2003 event, discovered
things they had not seen before
and in one particular case saved
the life of a young girl.
For that reason, the event
organizers are going to have a
pediatrician on site and many
other services will be offered.
Included in the services will be.
breast exams. Mrs. Geake said is
something is suspected during
the free exams and a trip to the
doctor is warranted, the expense
will be laid out on a sliding scale
to ensure the patient will follow'
up on the needed care.
There will be full medical and
dental screenings; tests for high
blood pressure, glucose, HIV test-
ing, bone density test, eye/hearing
exams, exhibits on health and
safety, food, games and prizes,


entertainment and more.
This year's health fair will take
place Feb. 20, from 10 a.m.-4
p.m., at the Clewiston Middle
School. Mrs. Geake said the class-
rooms will be set up like exam
rooms to handle the patients in
private.
The fair is the result of the
Nova Southeastern' University's
(NSU) Health Professions Divi-
sion and the Area Health Educa-
tion Centers, which started in the
1970s, as a means to address the
need for health care professions
in medically under-served areas.
Doctor John Geake, a NSU
graduate, was the first private
practitioner in this area to have
medical students rotate through
his own practice, which ultimate-
ly resulted in NSU focusing their
services to this area.
In all, there will be more than
40 participating agencies and ven-
dors who will be attending the fair
to provide medical services and
educational information to resi-
dents in this area.
The Clewiston Lion's Club will
also be at the fair providing their
noteworthy cooking services, as
well as many other community
volunteers. For more information,
contact Toni Pavey-McDaniel at
983-1123.


retired couple that drove over
from Fort Meyers because they
saw the articles published by the
Associated Press. They had fin-
ished their lunch and said they
were glad they had come, he
said.
"Our customers are asking
about places to stay here, and of
course we tell them about Ever-
glades Adventures and its beau-
tiful rental cabins."
Ann Rust is more than a little
excited over how the restaurant
has been received.
"We're getting better every
day, and you can count on good
food when you come," she said.
Friday, Feb. 18, will mark the
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We are going to offer dinner
because that's what our cus-
tomers are telling us they want,
and our menu will be expanding
as soon as our new refrigeration
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Jellyroll's also has a complete
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"We guarantee our prices to
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In February, 1841, a military
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Artillery escorting a survey crew
intending to blaze a trail through
the Kissimmee Slough moves
deep into Seminole territory. The
Seminoles have warned the gov-
ernment not to intrude into their
lands. Half the warriors are gone,
preparing to lead a war party
against the U.S. Army near Okee-
chobee in two weeks.
Although outnumbered, the
Seminoles vow to fight until the
last man to show the U.S. govern-
ment that they won't be driven
from their land.
While the Kissimmee Slough
Shootout and Rendezvous held
Feb. 4-6 at Big Cypress Seminole
Reservation is not a specific his-
torical re-enactment, it features
authentic period weapons, sol-
dier and warrior attire and tactics
used in a typical Seminole War
scenario.
The reenactment is the culmi-
nating event of a daylong pro-
gram each day featuring Indian
encampments where native arti-
facts and weapons are on display,
and traditional Indian dancing,
storytelling and games are show-
cased. Settlement camps on the
museum grounds feature re-
enactors in period dress demon-
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i Sour Orange draws record numbers!


courtesy pnoto
,Moore Haven Elementary School music teacher Dean Paul
,was named Glades County's Teacher of the Year for 2005.


Staff photos/Mark Young
The Clewiston Sugar Dolls put on quite a show for the Sour
Orange Festival goers Feb. 12 in Lakeport.'This young dance
troupe ranges in age from four to 17 and is broken into dif-
ferent groups, depending upon their experience level.


By Mark Young
LAKEPORT The organiza-
tional committee for this past
weekend's Sour Orange Festival, in
Lakeport, was hoping to surpass
their previous events, in terms of
drawing in the crowds.
Previously, it was estimated that
past events have drawn about 500
people to the festivities, but this
year, at least 1,000 people came to
join in the Sour Orange fun, which
featured a multitude of different
events.
Live entertainment, games, sack
races, a pie-eating contest, craft
booths, and more livened up the
day for festival goers, but the main-
stay of the Sour Orange Festival is,
and has been, the Sour Orange
cook off.
Contestants in the cook off are
not only challenged to win over the
judges, but are faced with the task
of transforming the sour orange
into a tasty delight. This year's cook
off featured two divisions, because
the entries totaled 17, in all.


Courtesy photo
;Janet Getchell, Moore Haven Elementary secretary and
,bookkeeper, was named Glades County's Noninstructional
!Employee of the Year. Both will go on to compete for state
'honors.


Paul, Getchell


named district


employees of year


Moore Haven Elementary
-School would like to congratu-
ate__ an-'Paul and Janet
Getchell.
Mr. Paul, the T.rih.r. of the
Year at MIHE -.was 'r-,cntlv
,selected to represent the entire
:district as the Glades County
Teacher of the Year.
Ms. Getchell, the Non-
'Instructional Employee of the
Year, was likewise selected to
represent the district as Glades
County's Non-Instructional
Employee of the Year.
Mr. Paul has been a teacher in
Glades County for 11 years. He
teaches music at Moore Haven
,Elementary School.
"He always finds a way to
make music fun for all of his stu-
d. ents, from kindergarten
through sixth grade," said Princi-
ipal Jim Brickel.
In his spare time, Mr. Paul


Getting into the groove is Clewiston Sugar Doll Jazmine
Thompson who showcased her skills at the Feb. 12 Sour
Orange Festival in Lakeport.


coordinates the technology for
MHES, updating the computers
and keeping track of all of our
resources. His Web site,
mrpaulsclass.com, is a favorite
'of our students both inside and
outside of class.
Ms. Getchell is the principal's
secretary and bookkeeper at
MHES. Besides keeping the prin-
cipal organized, she keeps up
with finances, ordering and
inventory for the school.
According to MHES Principal
Jim Brickel, "She is critical to the
efficient running of the school
and she does a tremendous
job." Both Mr. Paul and Mrs.
Getchell are in contention for
state honors in their field.
"We congratulate them on
their success, and thank them
for their contributions," Mr.
Brickel said.


:Moore Haven Elementary School


January citizens
bf the month
The following students have
earned recognition as JANUARY
:Citizens of the Month at Moore
,Haven Elementary School. This is
a very special honor since it
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commendable job of showing
,RESPONSIBILITY. RESPONSIBILI-
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'(keep on trying), self-control, and
self-discipline.
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R. L. Lewis, one of the original Highwaymen, demon-
strated his unique depiction of Florida scenes during a
visit to the Glades County Public Library Saturday, Feb.
12. Various African American artists who traveled around
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sion grand prize worth $100 was
Kay Chapman who presented her
winning sour orange delight cake.
Nora Bradford took second place
for her Aunt Betty's version of sour
orange delight and took home $10
for her efforts. Rounding out the
top three was JoAnne Lewis for
sour orange icebox pie.
Within the youth division, Dustin
Chapman took home first place,
which earned him $25, for his sour
orange cake with whipped icing.
Second place, worth $10, went to
Taylor Bennet for his sour orange
cheesecake. Lacy Green took third
place for her sour orange bars.
Each contestant were required to
-make two identical dishes, one for
the judges and one, which was to be
auctioned off. The prize-winning
cake eventually sold for a cool $135.
Julie Parker, of Okeechobee,
won the 50/50 drawing, which paid
out $400, while the remaining $400
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Swamp Cabbage Bass Tourney, Feb.27


The 2005 annual Swamp Cab-
:bge Bass Tournament, spon-
sored by Lee County Bass
Anglers, Plattner's LaBelle
Dodge, Plattner's Belle Glade
Chevrolet, Fort Myers Marine,
and Fred's Award World, is slat-


ed for Saturday, Feb. 27, at the
Labelle Boat Ramp on the
Caloosahatchee River.
The tournament will run from
safe light with weigh-ins at 2:30
p.m.
Top prize is $1,000 in the


annual tournament run by Lee
County.Bass Anglers. Trophies
and payouts will be awarded at
the park at 2:30 p.m.
Payback will be determined
by every seven entries. Trophies
will be awarded for first, second,


and third, father and son or
daughter, and first and second
place big bass.
For more information, call
(239) 543-8790 and ask for
Danny Prorok or (239) 303-0123
for David.


Clewiston's Alton takes second at mat tourney


The Clewiston Tiger mat war-
riors were back in action Feb. 4-5,
as the competed in another gruel-
ing wrestling tournament, held in
North Palm Beach at Benjamin
High School.
Returning home with second
place was 152-pound Alton Smith
who ended the tournament with
a trio of victories, with his only
loss coming in the tournament
finals.
"Alton is becoming a great
wrestler," said head coach Jess
Alford. "He has worked hard this
season and it is starting to pay off
with success."
The Tigers placed four other
wrestlers in the top four, with
:119-pound Daniel Rifa taking
third overall. Rifa clicked off four
victories to just one loss and
according to Alford, is peaking at
just the right time as districts
loom.
"He beat some good kids this
weekend," said Alford.
Jared Bacallao wrestled in the
125-pound division and split his
weekend with a 2-2 record.
Bacallao has goneup in weight,
which is a difficult transition, but
Alford said he giving a great effort
and does his entire squad proud.
Also taking fourth place for the
Tigers was 140-pound Kris Smith
who tallied three wins to his pair


of losses. Alford said Smith went
up against some serious talent
over the course of the tourna-
ment and expects Smith to make
the transition from good to great,
as his high school career contin-
ues.
Wrapping up the Tigers' top
performances was 112-pound
Anthony Smith who racked up a
trio of wins to his two losses.
Smith finished the tournament in
fourth place, which is fairly note-
worthy since it was only Smith's
second varsity tournament.
"He still looks a little nervous,
but is wrestling well," said Alford.
Michael Zamora (145 pounds)
wasn't able to find his way into
the tournament's top four, but
.still scored a pair of victories to
finish 2-2 for the weekend. Alford
said he had caught a couple of
bad breaks during the tourna-
ment but, "ready to do some
damage come districts." ".
The Clewiston Middle School
grapplers were also inaction this
weekend at the Middle School
State Tournament, held in Live
Oak. Antravon Smith (seventh
grade), DJ Hannam (eighth
grade), and Josh Egan (ninth
grade) took part in the action.
Coming home with a third place
title was Adam Haire. Under the
watchful eye of Clewiston's varsi-


ty coach, Alford said Haire is a
great kid to have around, and is
willing to work hard.
"I am very proud of him for is
accomplishments it makes you
feel good to see him win," said
Alford.
Haire's third place perform-
ance qualifies him for the Middle
School National Tournament,
which will take place over the
summer in Virginia Beach.
The Tigers did not rest for long
and wrapped up their district
tournament, which saw some
competitors end their season
while others were able to extend
their postseason into regionals.
Haire, Rifa, Bacallao, and
Zamora all wrestled well and bat-
tled individual problems, but ulti-
mately saw their season come to
an end. Anthony Smith and Kris
Smith will move onto regionals
after placing at least fourth the
mandatory qualifying position for
advancement.
Freshman Anthony Smith (1.12
pounds) placed fourth overall
and will advance. Coach Alford
said his young wrestler was in
one of the most heated divisions
of the district tournament, but
despite the heavy competition
still managed to come out with a
qualifying performance.
Kris Smith did one better in


Glades Day Gators prep for clay diamond


the 140-pound division and fin-
ished districts with a third place
effort.
"Kris gets better each match
and is finding that he can com-
pete with the best. This is only
Kris's second year wrestling, and
he will continue to improve, with
experience and mat time," said
Alford.

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Under the guidance of first-
year head coach Fred Carr, a for-
mer baseball standout at the
.University of Tennessee, the
Glades Day Gators are expecting
some bumps in the road, as the
spring hardball season gets
ready to begin.
"I realize that we are young
and have a demanding sched-
ule, but we hope to improve fun-
damentally and progress men-
tally throu g-the season and
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The Gators are coming off a
12-6 season from a year ago, but
only-return six players. Senior
catcher/outfielder Jesse Eick is a
key returned after finishing last
year with a .333 average, hit a
pair of homers and crossed the
plate 18 times for runs scored.
The Gators also return Jessie
Aleman, another senior, who


pitched and worked the outfield,
was prolific on the mound and
at the plate. Aleman had a solid
3-4 record, hit .300, knocked in
',19 RBIs, and hit a pair of
homers.
Junior Richard Auwaeter
played second base last year for
the Gators and will likely return
to that position, as well as
shoring up a fairly good lineup.
Auwaeter scored 14 times last
season, hit .281, and brought
home 11 RBIs.
Up and comer Brandon
Smith, a sophomore this season,
played the key shortstop posi-
tion, excelled at the plate with a
.357 average, scored 23 runs,
knocked in 20 RBIs, and utilized
his great speed for 11 stolen
bases.
Senior first baseman Chris
Supik and junior Andrew Boc-
canfuso, who played third base,


as well as taking tours on the
mound, also return for the
Gators. Senior Nick Smith, who
had led the team in hitting dur-
ing his sophomore season
returns from a year with Palm
Beach Central's state semi-final-
.ist squad where Smith batted
.329.
* Sophomore Erick Bock and a
pair of freshmen in Tony Walker
and Cody Davis, as well as
eighth grader Cory Wax are
being looked at as potential key
fillers for the Gators this year.
While Glades Day is primarily
young, coach Carr's expecta-
tions for the season are realistic.
They have a solid core of talent
on this year's squad and as the
younger players gel into the mix
of older talent, the Gators could
make a strong district run.


Moore Haven High to host free baseball camp


Moore Haven High School
will be the location of a Feb. 26
baseball camp designed to teach
young ball players the funda-
mentals of America's pastime,
as well as providing an opportu-
nity for older players to hone
their skills.
The camp is free to all partici-
pants and will average two
hours per age group. Partici-
pants will receive basic instruc-
tion on throwing, fielding, base
running, and hitting. Camp
goers will also receive a free T-

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as a free season pass into all
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time of entry.
Sign ups for the upcoming T-
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available for the inspiring young
ball players.
Age groups and camp times
are arranged for children aged 5-
8, 9-11 a.m.; children aged 9-12,
11 a.m.-2 p.m. The camp is


designed to promote the game
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community while providing an
opportunity to increase partici-
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viding sign-up opportunities dur-
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ered government meetings for
nearly 10 years, I am very famil-
iar with the different state and
federal grant and other incentive
programs available to county
and municipal governments
intended to spur economic
development. I am well known
and I think, respected by civic,
business and government lead-
ers at the local and state level."
As the EDC director, Ms.
Whirls' first task will be to com-
plete an incentive package to
lure new businesses to the area.
Glades County Commissioner
Russell Echols will then present
the proposal to the Board of
County Commissioners for
approval: Ms. Whirls will also
work to identify 'disincentives"
which have hindered new devel-


opment in the area and recom-
mend solutions for those. prob-
lems.
The next step will be to work
with the council, government
officials and civic leaders to pro-
mote Glades County as a desir-
able place to live and work. This
is part of an initiative, which is
tentatively titled, "Come play.
Come stay in Glades County!"
This will include brochures,
Internet newsletters and
emailed-targeted press releases
with the goal of "putting Glades
County on the map." Beyond
that, Ms. Whirls expects to work
closely with the Glades County
Chamber of Commerce and
Glades County to revamp exist-
ing Web sites. This will entail
working with the Governor's
Office of Tourism and Trade
through their Visit'Florida cam-
paign.
At the same time, she will be
working with the Moore Haven


officials and business leaders to
launch a redevelopment effort
targeting downtown. She will
collaborate with county govern-
ment to devise a master plan for
improvements along the 16
miles of Caloosahatchee river-
bank and 40 miles of Lake Okee-
chobee waterfront in Glades
County, aimed at luring tourists
and new residential and com-
mercial development to Glades
County. Her duties will include
monitoring negotiations with
the Immigrations, Customs,
Enforcement (ICE) concerning
the proposed new Glades Coun-
ty Jail/INS detention facility, as
well as, the negotiations with
Waste Management concerning
their proposed recycling plant.
She will assist, where possible,
in identifying new funding
opportunities to make those
projects feasible and expand-
able.


"I'm confident that if we set
achievable goals, present a plan
of action to accomplish them,
and produce results, that more
businesses and individuals will
become members of the Eco-
nomic Development Council,
and as our funding increases; we
can plan other initiatives intend-
ed to, promote economic devel-


opment in Glades County," Ms.
Whirls said. "Our goal is to cre-
ate jobs for Glades County resi-
dents, improve the county's tax
base necessary to provide essen-
tial services, while at the same
time protecting the very quality
of life that brought us to this
area,"
Ms. Whirls, who lives in Lede-


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ca, in neighboring Hendry Coun-
ty, has two children. John
"Adam" Whirls is employed as a
corrections-officer-in-training
with Geo Group at the Moore
Haven Correctional Facility. PFC
Andrew '"Drew" Whirls is a
satellite control operator with
the United States Army at Ft.
Dietrick, MD.


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Con,i.-,; From Page 1
to accommodate growth, the
county must figure out a way to
do it.
"We're so far behind the
curve," Mr. Echols said.
Commissioner Ward
expressed concern that the state
might not approve any growth in
the area until Hendry and Glades
Counties show they can support
growth in the area.
County Manager Jim Smith


Deputy

Continued From Page 1
my commitment to the Reserve.
I knew the chief would never go
for it, but I was assured that I
had the full support from the
narcotics division."
Sergeant Baker did halt his
commitment to his reserve unit,
but the seeds of blackballing
had already been sewed, he
claims.
"I was told that I screwed up
and that I might as well quit,"
said Sergeant Baker. "I was also
told that I needed to watch my
Ps and Qs because the chief was
out to get to me."
Things only spiraled downhill
from that point and by May 2002,
Sergeant Baker was.being asked
to resign frrm ithe OCPD. '
"I was told that if I didn't
resign, I would be fired for
something petty and then I
would never be able to get a job
anywhere," he said. "If I did
resign, then I would get a good
reference. They told me-that the
chief just wanted me gone."
Sergeant Baker tendered his
resignation May 31, 2002, under
the impression that he had
resigned in good standing with
the OCPD. After submitting a
dozen applications to other law
enforcement agencies through-
out South Florida, that good
standing came under question.


agreed, adding that in speaking
with Mike McDaniels, of the
DCA, the department is con-
cerned about how the region
will pay for road, water and
sewer impacts.
Commission Chairman Butch
Jones said he and county
finance director Brenda Chosen
had collected studies from both
Hendry and Okeechobee coun-
ties in ,researching how to
approach imposing impact fees
in Glades County.
County Attorney- Richard
Pringle said the problem is that


Time and time again,
Sergeant Baker was. rejected,
despite his apparent good
record. He was not told why he
was being rejected until the Ft.
Pierce -Police Department asked
him why he was fired and why
he was under investigation.
"They told me I had been
fired because I had falsified affi-
davits," said Sergeant Baker. "I
was never fired and I never falsi-
fied affidavits."
This accusation was later
confirmed in open court during
a drug case .in Glades County
where Sergeant Baker had
pulled over a suspect who had a
taillight out. During the ensuing
stop, Sergeant Baker discovered
drugs on the suspect, but the
case never went past the sup-
pression hearing.
According. to Sergeant-Baker,
the c_ sE had to first pass the sup-
pression hearing where it would
-be determined if it was a legal
stop. It was during that hearing
that the public defender asked,
Sergeant Baker, on the stand, if it
was true that he was under
investigation.
He denied the accusation, but
the judge in the case opted to
dismiss the case, and according
to Sergeant Baker, it has become
a troubling trend that is now
threatening his career.
"Almost all of my drug cases
aren't even being prosecuted,"
he said. "Nobody wants to work
with me on a drug case.


the fees have to be supported by
data, and generating the data is
likely to cost upwards of
$50,000, which is what Hendry
County paid for their study.
Commissioner Paul Beck said
the commission should convene
a meeting to look at the county's
existing tax structure and move
forward with creating a. Munici-
pal Services Taxing Unit, or
MSTU to fund the sheriff's office,
so the county would have suffi-
cient money in the general fund
to cover impact fee studies and
other issues.


It was at that point in time,
that Sergeant Baker decided to
pursue legal action against
OCPD. In the initial Complaint
and Demand for Jury Trial docu-
ments, all of the complaints are
listed. Included in the docu-
ments are complaints of harass-
ment and alienation conducted
by Chief Davis towards Sergeant
Baker. Also included in the doc-
uments is the allegation that
Sergeant Baker's decision to join
the Army Reserve was met with
resistance and ultimately led to
him being forced to resign.
Sergeant Baker said he wants
a court battle with OCPD so that
the truth will come out. He
claims he has. done nothing
wrong and that it is Chief Davis
who has falsified documents.
The Democrat has received
,copies ,qf two traffic tickets,
Which were voided by.someone
other than the officer who wrote
the tickets, something that only
the writing officer has the
authority to do.
On one of these tickets, it
reads "Void" with the. initials D.
D.
The Democrat has learned
that Chief Davis is reportedly
"under investigation" himself,
but that the nature of the investi-
gation is unknown at this time.
"Let the truth come out," said
Sergeant Baker. "I've got nothing
to hide."
Calls into OCPD were unre-
turned as of press time.


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Who will speak for the child?


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FWC addresses ORV riding areas


J9yMazyAnn Morris
Do you remember when you
-yere little, say about five years old
tnd were in a strange new place
'nd how very small you felt? Imag-
4e now that there are lots of big
people in suits and big policemen
in uniforms with guns and the
-toms are very, very big.
,-' When children are involved
v'ith the courts, police and have to
tk to adults they don't know
budges, social workers, etc.). It's
very scary business.
- From abuse, to neglect, aban-
ionment and custody disputes,
"lildren who have committed no
:ime are involved with the legal
System. They have no voice in court
-Inless there is one person who
-ires enough to listen to them and
lo speak to the court for them.
4hese people trained volunteers
4- are called Guardians ad Litem
(Guardian) and are appointed by
*he court and speak only for the
O-4ild so that the child's best inter-
ests will be heard.
. Each "circuit" or court district
'0Oeds Guardians to speak for the
children there. But much of the
:Tme, children have no. one. The
',ieed for guardians is.great.
' In Glades County, 15 children
.ieed Guardians, but there is not
4he Guardian in all of Glades Coun-
ly. Okeechobee County has 125
children from 65 families who need
-Guardians and only three
guardians to serve them. In Hendry
County, 3.4 children need
,Guardians, but there are only four
Guardians available.
S"We are desperate, truly desper-
ate" said Judge Jack Lundy in
Plades County.
. The Guardian ad Litem Pro-
,gram was reorganized two years
ago, said Guardian Beth Macken-
-ie, assistant program director for
-he 19th Circuit Court Guardian ad
Utem Program.
S"We are more active now," she
said. "Ve have more of a voice
With the courts."
The idea of someone volunteer-
ing their time to these children
"appears to gain both the respect
dpd the attention of the sitting
adges in the cases.
"Since Guardians are volun-
-t~ers, judges listen, since as volun-
teers, guardians are impartial," said
Mary Ann Brownstein, a Guardian
,ho works for the 20th Circuit
1Dourt (including Glades and
Qendry Counties) and also recruits


WEST PALM BEACH -
Hunting season has come to
an end and the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's (FWC) South Region
wants off-road vehicle (ORV)
riders to be aware of vehicle
restrictions on Wildlife Man-
agement Areas (WMA).
Though the use of ORVs for
hunting on certain WMAs is
allowed, all vehicles are pro-
hibited from the end of the
established duck and coot sea-
son (Jan. 31) through April 30,
except on named or numbered
roads or levees. In addition, no
motor vehicles shall be operat-


Courtesy photo/www.casanet.org
Hendry and Glades Counties, both part of the 20th Judicial
Circuit, are in need of Guaridan ad Litems to help children
who must go to court in neglect, custody or abandonment
cases. With a Guardian, there is no one to speak for the
child, to give the court the child's point of view.


volunteers for the Guardian ad
.Litem Program. Public-spirited-
employers may allow, or even
encourage their employees to vol-
unteer, particularly where the need
is great.
"State employees are allowed
paid time off to be guardians
because the state of Florida recog-
nizes the need," said Okeechobee
County Judge Shirley Brennan.
The Program matches
Guardians with children depending
on personalities and the amount of
time a volunteer Guardian can
commit. Staff members are avail-
able to assist Guardians with tasks,
as needed: Report writing, home
visits, school visits. "But by law,
staff cannot act as a child's
Guardian," Judge Brennan pointed
out.
"Children faced with the stress-
es of a situation that requires court
attention can be permanently dam-


aged," said Ms. Mackenzie.
There is an apparent need for
more volunteers and the call is
going out everywhere.
"We have children from Moore
Haven to North LaBelle to Buck-
head Ridge to Muse to Palmdale -
all over this county who need
someone to be there for them,"
said Judge Lundy.
The call going out is not as loud
as the need for the children to gain
a voice within a complicated legal
system.
"Parents have their attorneys.
The kids have me," said Guardian
Mary Ann Brownstein of the 20th
Judicial Circuit. To volunteer or for
more information please call Keli
Hendricks at the Guardian ad Litem
Program office (800) 269-6210. For
general information about the state
of Florida's Guardian ad Litem Pro-
gram there is also a Web site:
www.gal.fl.gov.


TALLAHASSEE-At least 84
felons have been discovered
attempting to get jobs in Florida
schools, thanks to legislation
sponsored last year by Senator
Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres).
The project, dubbed "The Fal-
con" allows the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement to
retain fingerprints of applicants
to the state's school systems
after they've been hired. The
FDLE can then use new technol-
ogy to, compare those finger-
prints to daily arrest reports.
Prior to the passage of Aron-
berg's legislation, applicants
were fingerprihted at the date of
hire and their prints were subse-
quently purged from the system.
Then, if a school employee -
anyone from a bus driver to a
teacher -. committed a felony
while working for the schools,
administrators were typically
kept in the dark. For example, if
a bus driver was arrested for
drunk driving or vehicular homi-
cide, the school district would
only find out if the employee vol-
untarily disclosed the informa-
tion.
"Under the new law, our chil-
dren are protected from felons
in our schools because the FDLE
is able to retain the fingerprints
and match them with daily
arrest reports," Aronberg said.
"It is then up to each school dis-
trict to decide whether to take
action. .
"This legislation not only pro-
tects schoolchildren, but does


ed on any part of the WMA des-
ignated as "closed" or "closed
to public access." This includes
the interior portions of Holey
Land and Rotenberger WMAs.
ORV riding is permitted on
named and numbered roads
and on certain levees and in
the Everglades WMA Area 3A.
Florida traffic laws relating to
vehicles and vehicle operators
apply, i.e..speed limits as post-
ed (25 m.p.h. if not); no reck-
less driving; no driving under
the influence of drugs or alco-
hol.
The FWC encourages every-
one to enjoy their time on their


so without any extra cost to the
taxpayers, and without taking


ORV in a safe and courteous
manner, to be able to return to
ride another day. FWC officers
will patrol these areas to
enforce the traffic rules as
needed.
For more information
regarding vehicle use in any of
the FWC WMAs, go to
http://wildflorida.org/hunting/
and look under the "Wildlife
Management Area (WMA)
Regulations and Maps" head-
ing. For a hardcopy of the
WMA regulations, contact the
South Region office at (561)
625-5122.


away the autonomy of local
school districts."


Courtesy photo
Walking for a Healthier Life
Hendry County Commissioner Janet Taylor, right, walks with
city of LaBelle Mayor Sherri Craichy in the Feb. 8 Step Up,
Florida event, which focused on physical activity. Local walk-
ers, bikers, runners and canoeists made their way from the
Hendry/Collier line at SR 29 all the way up to the Caloosa-
hatchee River where they passed the flag off to the Lee Coun-
ty group at the county line.


FDLE steps up the felon alert project


The Clewiston Inn is looking for:

Servers- Baker Salad Dishwashers. Lead Bartender Bussers- Cooks -




We offer GREAT PAY AND BENEFITS

Please apply in person at United States Sugars Employment Office H

located on W.C Owen Avenue in Clewiston.



You will have the opportunity to work with Timothy Grayson, the Executive Chef of the Clewiston Inn. Chef

Grayson was most recently the Executive Chef for Clements catering based at Churchill Downs in Louisville,

Kentucky, the home of the annual Kentucky Derby. He is a native Floridian and a graduate of the University

of Central Florida in Orlando.



After beginning his career with the Disney organization he attended culinary school at La Varenne Ecole'

de Cuisine in Paris owned by writers Anne Wilen and the late Julia Childs. He later owned and operated the

award winning Cafe Europa in Orlando. He was a Chef for Hilton and Sheraton Hotels and Club Corp, the

largest owner and operator of Country and City Clubs in the United States. He formally hosted a syndicat-

ed radio cooking show called "Chef de Cuisine", where he interviewed many famous chefs such as Paul

Pruhdomme of New Orleans and Charlie Trotter of Chicago.



Chef Grayson commented: "Paul taught me that raw product is the most important factor in cooking and

South Florida has some of the world's'greatest produce, seafood, meats and of course Sugar."



The historic Clewiston Inn, built in 1938, is owned by the United States Sugar Corporation and is on the

National Register of Historic Buildings. The Inn offers guests a rare treat; you can step back in time to a

more leisurely pace and forget the cares of the world.



One reason many folks return is the Inn's unique location on the shore of Lake Okeechobee in the heart of

Sugar Cane country. Many use the casually elegant Inn as a meeting place between the coasts of Florida

since it is conveniently located sixty miles west of West Palm Beach and sixty miles east of Ft. Myers.


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RESIDENTS. OF THE GLADES!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL
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Saturday, February 19, 2005


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Over 80 Participating Agencies and Organizations.
Offering free medical care and health education.
Local referrals made on site.
Medical Examination: Infants through Elderly
Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy *Dental Services
Hearing Screenings HIV Testing Eye Exams
Distribution of Amplified Phones for Qualified Residents
Asthma, Diabetes and Tuberculosis Testing


Health Education *


Counseling


Mammogram Screenings Immunizations

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
WE WANT TO HANK BOTH PAST AND PRESENT
ORGANIZERS AND SUPPORTERS OF THIS EVENT:


Nova Southeastern University/ Health
Professions Division
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network
Quantum Foundation
Glades General Hospital
Health Care District of PBC
Everglades AHEC, Inc.
ADI
Glades Community Development Corp.
Glades Initiative Management Board
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Belle Glade Meat Market
Belle Glade Wholesale
Subway of Belle Glade
McDonald's'of Belle Glade
McArthur Dairy
Belle Glade Bread
Belle Glade Sun
American Red Cross
Super Printers


)ITIONAL VOLUNTEER SUPPORT:
Kappa Alpha Psi
P.B.C. Multicultural/Title One Migrant Prog
American Red Cross


Glades PATCH Board
Belle Glade Elementary School
Palm Beach Community College
Paramedic/EMT Programs
Child Outreach, Inc.
C.L. Brumback Health Center
Glades Health Initiative
American Lung / Glades Asthma
H.E.A.R.T. Project

Glades Central High School
;ram West Tech
Belle Glade Explorers


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Saving Valentine's Day: UF


Scam artists prey on


researcher
HOMESTEAD University
of Florida researchers are on a
disease-fighting mission to
ensure that the world's favorite
confection chocolate will
continue to be a Valentine's
Day mainstay.
'The enemy is witches'
broom, an evil-sounding, tree-
deforming disease that threat-
ens the global cacao crop and
could affect the supply of
chocolate in coming years.
Randy Ploetz, a professor of
plant pathology with UF's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, and other
researchers at UF's Tropical
Research and Education Cen-
ter in Homestead, are working
with the U.S. Department of
Agriculture to develop new
cacao varieties that are resist-
ant to witches' broom.
Witches' broom and other
diseases that affect the cacao
industry have been disastrous
for the economies of cacao-
growing regions in Latin Ameri-
ca. In less than 10 years, witches'
broom has reduced production
of cocoa beans in the Bahia
region of Brazil formerly a
leading producer of premium-
quality cacao by 75 percent
and put tens of thousands of
farm workers out of work.
The disease, which deforms
.branches of the cacao tree and
affects the pods that contain
the cocoa beans from which
-chocolate is made, is also trou-
blesome in many other areas
of South America.
About 20 percent of the
world's supply of cocoa beans
now comes from Central and


combats cocoa disease


South America, and the rest
comes from Africa and South-
east Asia. West African nations
such as Ivory Coast and Ghana
are now the world's leading
exporters of cacao, with at least
40 percent of the world's supply
produced in Ivory Coast alone.
"So far, witches' broom is
confined primarily to South
America, but some fear that
the increasing ease of direct
travel among tropical countries
could lead to the spread of
witches' broom and other
cacao diseases around the
globe," Ploetz said. "The cacao
varieties now being grown in
West Africa are some of the
same types that have been
nearly wiped out in Latin
America. If witches' broom
were to spread to Africa, it
would have a huge impact on
the world's cocoa bean sup-
ply," Ploetz stated.
Spread by spores of a fun-
gus (Crinipellis perniciosa),
the disease infects plants on
which it produces mushrooms
during rainy periods. Control-
ling the disease with pesticides
is, difficult because chemical
sprays are often not effective in
the tropical, heavy rain condi-
tions under which cacao usual-
ly thrives, he said..
Ploetz's research includes
two major goals: Understand-
ing genetic and pathogenic
diversity of the fungus that
causes witches' broom and
identifying resistance to the
disease among new and exist-
ing cacao genotypes.
He said the worldwide
cacao crop is genetically very


narrow. Researchers are work-
ing to develop a new cultivar
that could replace susceptible
plants, thereby helping to
rebuild the industry in Latin
America and providing insur-
ance should the disease
appear in West Africa's cacao-
producing regions.
"Of course, it's important
that we develop disease-resist-
ant cacao strains that also taste
good," Ploetz said. "Research
shows that the best tasting
cacao varieties seem to be the
most susceptible to, witches'
broom."
Ploetz gaid that efforts to
date to control witches' broom
have been an international col-
laboration of government and
the private sector.
John Lunde, director of
international programs for
Mars Inc. in Hackettstown, N.J.,
said the research is important
to the cocoa industry, as well as
consumers. "The international
collaboration and public-pri-
vate partnerships make this
research program unique. We
are pleased to provide both sci-
entific expertise and funding to
help develop environmentally
friendly farming methods that
small-holder cocoa farmers can
use," he said.
"We are grateful to Mars
Inc. for their generous support
of our research to develop
environmentally friendly meth-
ods to ensure the continued
health of cocoa crops world-
wide," Ploetz said.
The Chocolate Manufactur-
ers of America 'estimates that
Americans will spend $3.1 bil-
lion on chocolate this year.


Humanities grant writing workshop


The Heartland Cultural open to members of all non-
Alliance and the Florida humani- profit organizations interested in
ties Council (FHC) invites you to having a public humanities pro-
find out how to apply for grants gram. Susan Lockwood, FHC
and sponsor humanities pro- grants director, will discuss
grams in Florida communities. applying for grants, current
The Sebring workshop will be council initiatives, and accessing
held Friday, Feb. 25, from 1-3 free programs that are available
p.m. at the Drs. Thakkar Pavilion from the FHC Resource Center.
at Highlands Little Theater in the,.. The Florida Humanities
Sebring Cultural Complex, 356 Council is an independent, non-
W. Center. Ave. (Behind the profit organization and is the
Highland Library).- Parking is state affiliate of the National'
available. Endowment for the Humanities.
The workshop is free and Each year, FHC funds hundreds


of public programs throughout
the state that explore Florida's
history,- folklore, environment,
literature, music, and art.
Libraries, civic groups,' universi-
ties, colleges and museums, his-
torical societies and theaters
have received grants to sponsor
humanities programs.

Reservations are recom-
mended. To reserve space, con-
tact Laurie Berlin at (727) 553-
3810 or by email at
lberlin@flahum.org.


weary h
ORLANDO Officials from
Florida's State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) and the
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) cau-
tion Floridians to be on the look
out for scam artists pretending
to be employed by FEMA or
other government agencies,
such as the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers.
One fraudulent scheme
involves scam artists.approach-
ing homeowners and claiming
to be with the Corps. They are
requesting money up front to
repair roofs and telling victims
that their insurance money is
coming soon. The Operation
Blue Roof program managed by
the Corps for FEMA to assist
storm victims by installing plas-
tic sheeting on damaged roofs
ended on Nov. 12, 2004.
"The Corps currently has per-
sonnel out measuring roofs to
verify, square footage on roofs
that have already been covered,"
said Craig Fugate, state-coordi-
nating officer for SERT. "The
best way to verify authorized
FEMA or Corps personnel is by
checking their laminated photo
identification card, which they
are required to wear at all times.
The Corps shirt and signs on
vehicles are not sufficient
proof."
Homeowners should insist
on seeing proper identification
when approached by someone
offering to perform repair work
such as repairing roofs,.repaint-
ing or making structural repairs.
They should then require proof
of operating licenses and proof
of insurance.
"Unfortunately there are
unscrupulous people posing as
FEMA or Corps personnel," said
Bill Carwile, federal coordinat-
ing officer. "Consumers should
remember that under no cir-
cumstances are FEMA or Corps
'representatives allowed to
accept money. All FEMA assis-
tance is provided free of any
charges."
FEMA also urges homeown-
ers to never make full payment
to contractors up front, do not
sign over insurance settlement
checks to contractors, and do
not make the final payment until
the job is finished.


AG settles hurricane price-gouging case against motel


TALLAHASSEE-Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
a settlement agreement with 5
Star Investments, Inc., a motel
that was the subject of hurri-,
cane-related price gouging com-
plaints. Under the Assurance of
Voluntary Compliance, the Vero
Beach motel will pay $75,000 for
victim restitution and legal fees,
the highest settlement of a motel
price-gouging case following
last year's record breaking hurri-
cane season.
The Attorney General's Office
received initial complaints of
price gouging from consumers
who contacted the office's price-


gouging hotline, and additional
complaint information was
received after the Attorney Gen-
eral's Economic Crimes Unit
launched an investigation into
the allegations.
The motel, a Best Western
franchise, is located at 8797 20th
Street in Vero Beach. Investiga-
-tors found that during the six-
week period following Hurri-
cane Frances, the average daily
rate for rooms at the motel
increased. approximately 41 per-
cent from a rate calculated dur-
ing the 30-day period preceding
the storm. Under Florida's price-
gouging law, this increase con-


stitutes. a "gross disparity"
between the two rates, subject-.
ing the motel to price-gouging
action.
"This settlement means that
consumers can receive every
penny owed to them due to
improperly inflated prices," said
Crist. "Our aggressive pursuit of
price gouging coithplaints was
also designed to send a message
to those seeking to take advan-
tage of our citizens: You had bet-
ter think twice. That message
seemed to be received after sev-
eral lawsuits were filed."
Victims may file a claim with
the Attorney General's Office


within 60 days. Most of the resti-
tution payment will be placed in
an escrow account for victims'
claims. After the 60-day period
has elapsed, any remaining
funds will be equally distributed
between the Florida Hurricane
Relief Fund and the Attorney
General's Office for legal costs.
The action marks the fourth
settlement of hurricane-related
price-gouging actions. Previous-
ly, hotels in West Palm Beach,
Naples and Ocala agreed to
reimburse guests and repay tax-
payers for the costs of enforcing
the price-gouging statutes.


hurricane victims


If you think that you have
been victimized by fraud or sus-
pect fraudulent activity, please
report it to the State Attorney


General's office at (866) 966-
7226. For information on SERT
go to www.floridadisaster.org;
For FEMA, go to www.fema.gov.


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:Most spiders are harmless, but watch out for others


:By MaryAnn Morris
: Spiders are common in the
-warm Florida climate and most
"are harmless. Some, however,
.can produce a nasty, decidedly
'unpleasant reaction, which can
'be dangerous. Some of the dan-
:gerous varieties are. easily con-
,fused with harmless ones. Any
,bite can become infected, partic-
'ularly when you are working in
'dusty closets, boxes or outdoors
.in the yard.
i Spiders are usually secretive
-creatures, generally preferring to
,hide from view. When disturbed,
:they can bite. If bitten, seek med-
ical attention. To diagnose the
,seriousness of a bite accurately,
'the spider should be killed (not
-squashed) and brought with you
-to the hospital emergency room
:for identification. Kill the spider
'with a household insecticide (or
,hairspray will immobilize most
,spiders). Pick it up with tweez-
:ers; put it in a bottle or other
;sealed container with a cotton
;ball saturated with alcohol and
,take it with you to your doctor's
.office or the emergency room.
While rumors of- Brown
"Recluse Spiders often circulate in
,South Florida, it's likely other spi-
;ders are mistaken-for the danger-
ous arachnids.
"I don't think a Brown
,Recluse has ever been identified
'in Hendry County," said Gene
,McAvoy, Hendry County Agricul-.
'tural Extension Agent. "They are
-very, very rare. Usually when
,.someone actually is. bitten by a
' Brown Recluse, it's because stor-
',age boxes or other shipments
.brought the spider into the state.
PBlack and Brown Widow Spiders
,are much more common."
A Nov. 15, 2004 press release
:from Commissioner Charles H.
t:Bronson of the Florida Depart-
:ment of Agriculture and Con-
ssumer Services states, "Accord-
ing to the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
,vices, there are only two ven-
-omous. spiders in Florida, the
:widow spider and the recluse
.spider. No species of recluse spi-
:ders are native to Florida, but
'three species (of recluse spiders)
,have been identified within the
,state."


Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS
Black Widow Spider
"Scientific data does not sup-
port widespread populations of
brown recluse spiders in Florida
that the number of bite reports
would imply," stated Dr. G.B.
Edwards, FDACS taxonomic
entomologist and renowned spi-
der expert. "The data in this arti-
cle will provide better informa-
tion for medical personnel in
their treatment of necrotic (local-
ized death of living tissue) skin
lesions. Necrotic wounds of
unknown origin should be
reported as idiopathic (unknown
cause) necrotic ulcer, rather than
brown recluse bite."
Florida is outside the natural
range of the brown recluse spi-
der, except possibly the western-
most panhandle counties, yet
bites are routinely reported.
throughout the state. In fact, in
Florida only one spider specimen
positively identified as Loxosce-
les Reclusa has been submitted
by a person diagnosed with a
brown recluse spider bite. The
incident took place in 1983 and
the person bitten was on a Navy
ship anchored off of Jacksonville.
"We occasionally treat
wounds that could be spider or
insect bites, but most of the time
people don't see what bit them
or think to kill it and bring the spi-
der in. Without seeing the spider
or insect, we can't know for
sure," said Tony Miracle, R.N.,
nurse manager of the emergency
room at Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center.
According to the Department
of Agriculture, the data shows
that from 1997 to 2002, medical
personnel diagnosed 124 brown
recluse spider bites in 31 of Flori-


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Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS
Brown Recluse Spider
da's 67 counties, whereas during
the same six-year period, there
were just five confirmed recluse
spider finds in the entire state.
The article also points out that
during that time period, an addi-
tional 720 alleged recluse spider
bites were reported, although
most of those cases did not seek
medical attention.
"In contrast, during the last'
100 years, only 11 recluse finds
(about 70 spiders total, 40 of
which were in one home) have
been confirmed in 10 Florida
counties.
Recluse finds are recorded
through surveys conducted by
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services
(FDACS) entomologists and
other entomological experts, and
by specimens submitted by the
public for analysis.
Widow Spiders are much
more common and their bites
although rare, can make you
really sick. According to FDACS,
Division of Plant Industry, Ento-
mology Section, "Formerly, most
bites by black widows (almost all
by female spiders) occurred in
outhouses, but presently,
Latrodectus bites occur most fre-
quently when the spider is
trapped against human skin,
either by reaching under objects
where the spider is hiding or
when putting on clothing, gloves
or shoes containing the spider.
Widow, Spiders are generally
very timid and only bite in self-
defense when they accidentally
contact humans."t
Most Florida, spiders are
harmless, however alarming
they may look. Spiders are bene-


Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS
Southern House Spider
ficial and should be protected.
They feed on other insects and
caterpillars that can eat your
petunias and lettuce. The follow-
ing are common harmless spi-
ders and areas where' they are
commonly found:
Southern House Spider -
body is approximately 1/2 inch or
less: In and around homes, often
confused with Brown Recluse
Spider, which is about the same
size.
Jumping Spider body is
approximately 1/2 inch: On or
around buildings..
Golden Silk Spider body
is approximately 1/2 inch to 1 1/4
inch: Forests, along trails and
clearing edges.
\* Green Lynx Spider body
approximately 1/2 inch to one
inch: Shrubs, weeds and foliage.
They are important predators of
the caterpillar pests of row crops.
To avoid being bitten: Don't
put your hands where you can't
see them. For instance, under-
neath boards or tools stored out-
doors. Wear Gloves. Boards, fire-
wood, storage boxes in the back
of closets or clothing which has-
n't been worn for a time should
be carefully checked for spiders.
These are favorite hiding places.
Look before touching: The
underside of barbeque grills, play
gym equipment, sand boxes,
gloves or shoes particularly if left
outside, cracks and crevices
around doors, windows and
pipes that enter your house.
Screen dryer vents and other large
openings. Vacuum the back of
closets and behind furniture regu-
larly. Nonetheless, if you suspect
you've found a venomous spider,


.Hendry County residents step up


Bikers, runners, walkers and
^canoeists carried the Step Up,
Florida banner through Hendry
:County Feb.- 8. Bicyclists rode
;nine miles. on State Road 29 to
,Citrus Belle where they were
,greeted by a group of walkers
.cheering them on and Citrus
,Belle employees offering orange
'juice. The walkers took the flag
and continued on to RCMA on
,SR 29 to watch the children in
"their physical activity.
From the RCMA, Curtis Rho-
'den and Graham Chancey from
:the LaBelle Church of God, ran
-the flag to the Hendry/LaBelle
-Sports Park where proclama-
"tions from the city and county
'were read. The children at Coun-
tAry Oaks Elementary School par-
'ticipated in physical activity with
',Superintendent of Hendry Coun-
,ty Schools Tom Conner. Mr. Con-
,ner and four children from the
."school ran the second flag to the
Sports Park.


A large group of walkers,
including the LaBelle, Mayor
Sherry Craichy and County Com-
missioner Janet Taylor, walked
the flag to LaBelle Elementary
School where the children per-
formed wonderful line dances.
The group grew larger with the
addition of Shawna Rodriguez's
LaBelle High School Health Edu-
cation class, Kiwanis and Rotary
members, Riverside Real Estate,
Dr Kai-fu Chow's office staff and
people from the community.
At Upthegrove Elementary
School, the walkers were met by
the entire kindergarten class,
which were doing relay races
and cheering the walkers on
their way. The group continued
to the Caloosahatchee River
where.Scott Perry and a group of
students from Clewiston Youth
Development Academy (CYDA)
took the flag and canoed six
miles down the river to meet the
American Cadet Corps, which
then ran the flag to the United


Methodist Youth Camp!to hand
-off to Lee County. The cadets
carried a flagpole with both the
American flag and the Step Up
banner.
The Heart to Heart Program
would like to thank everyone
who participated and were their
partners: The Hendry County
Health Department, Gator Ham-
mock, Duda Citrus Belle, RCMA
LaBelle, LaBelle Church of God,
Country Oaks Elementary,
LaBelle Elementary, Upthegrove
Elementary, Children's Garden,
United Way/Child Care of South-
west Florida, CYDA, Dr Kai-fu
Chow's office, Riverside Real
Estate, Kiwanis and Rotary of
LaBelle, the United Methodist
Youth Camp, the American
Cadet Corps, the Florida High-
way Patrol Auxiliary, the Hendry
County Sheriff's. Department,
and many citizens who walked
with them, cheered them on,
waved and took pictures.
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Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS
Green Lynx Spider
capture it and have it identified.
"Any bite or wound should be
cleaned immediately with soap
and water and watched. If it
becomes red, swollen or painful,
seek medical attention immedi-
ately," said Dr. H. Hassanein,
M.D., emergency room physician
at Raulerson Hospital, in Okee-
chobee. "It should be kept clean


Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS
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and cover the wound if you're out
in public to prevent infection."
Discretion is the better part of
valor.
More information is available
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http://www.doacs.state.fl and
www.creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/urba
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The Nature Conservancy offers management help


GAINESVILLE To help
meet the growing need for pro-
fessionals who manage and pro-
tect important natural areas in
Florida, The Nature Conservan-
cy is offering a new training pro-
gram in cooperation with the
University of Florida.
The Natural Areas Training
Academy the result of a part-
nership between the non-profit,
international conservation
organization and UF's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences, or UF/IFAS is designed
for public and private resource
managers.
During the past four years,
more than 600 people have par-
ticipated in 30 academy work-
shops that provide up-to-date,
practical training and manage-
ment strategies for protecting
natural areas in Florid& Five.
new workshops are being
offered by the academy during
February, March, April and May.
Peter Colverson, an associate
professor who manages the
Conservancy's training academy


at UF/IFAS in Gainesville, said
the state has added millions of
acres to its protected lands dur-
ing the past 15 years, which has
created a need for more and bet-
ter-trained professionals to man-
age 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 man-
agers with the techniques and
strategies they need to protect
these valuable natural
resources."
Those who complete a series
of five workshops earn a Certifi-
cate in Natural Areas Manage-
ment from the academy. Colver-
son said the credential has been
adopted by five Florida counties,
as a basic qualification for land
management work. The certifi-
cate has been endorsed by the
Natural Areas Association and
used as a template to establish


Secret Service



investigates



counterfeit ring
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza The subjects involved in the
PAHOKEE According to ring have been able to produce
the Pahokee Police Depart- U.S. Currency and checks with
ment, the Secret Service, also in surprisingly realistic accuracy.
conjunction with the Palm The falsified notes have been
Beach County Sheriff's Office' seen floating throughout the
is targeting a counterfeiting ring city, and evidence supports that
that operates in the area. the ring's activities also spread
Work among the different to other areas of Palm Beach
agencies has been on-going County.
over the past several months, The ring is described as
and has led to the retrieval of a operating with "semi-sophisti-
computer thought to have been cated" organization and coun-
used in the manufacture of the terfeiting ability according to
counterfeit notes. Investigators Chief Duran.
hope to continue the investiga- The computer seized has
tion over the next few months been sent to a forensics lab in
and hope to make arrests in Washington, D.C. for further
connection with the counterfeit investigation. No arrests have
ring soon. yet been made, but those close
According to Police Chief to the investigation say that
Rafael Duran, the three agen- results of the search of the com-
cies have reason to believe that puter may yield more clues.
the counterfeit ring has opera- At this point, .much of the
tions in Pahokee, though it isn't information regarding the
certain whether or not the ille- investigation- is being kept
gal activity operates mainly out quiet, with the agencies contin-
of Pahokee. "Very possibly," uihg to work on targeting the
said Chief Duran. various members of the ring.



I'rist s Anti-Murder


legislation wins


sheriffs' endorsement


TALLAHASSEE The Anti-
Murder legislative, package pro-
posed by Attorney General Char-
lie Crist has won the endorsement
of the Florida Sheriffs Association,
Crist announced. The legislative
package would require that vio-
lent offenders who violate proba-
tion be held until a judge deter-
mines that they pose no risk to the
community.
In a recent letter, Bradford
County Sheriff Bob Milner said the
association "wholeheartedly sip-
ports" the Attorney General's
efforts to reduce the threat to the
public posed by convicted killers
and other violent offenders.
"We share a common goal to
make sure that these offenders
remain in prison," wrote Sheriff
Milner, who serves as president of
the association.
"I am gratified that Florida's
elected law enforcement leaders
agree that more.needs to be done
to protect innocent citizens from


violent criminals living in their
midst," said Crist. "This legislation
is important to protecting public
safety, and the support of the
Florida Sheriffs Association will
help make this change a reality."

The Anti-Murder legislative
package, inspired by the tragic
abduction and murder of young
Carlie Brucia and the brutal mur-
ders of six individuals in Deltona,
is sponsored by Sen. Rudy Garcia
and Rep. Bruce Kyle. Under the
proposals, an individual with a,
violent past who violates proba-
tion will be arrested, and cannot
be released on bail until a judge
has held a "risk-to-the-public"
hearing and issued a written order
that the violator does not pose a
danger to the community. The
legislative proposal would also
establish a murderer registry so
the community will be aware
when convicted murderers move
into a neighborhood.


nationwide standards for con-
servation land management
training.
The academy training pro-
gram is also supported by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation 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 Conservan-
cy and UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences has been a
key factor in the academy's suc-
cess," Colverson said. "The part-
nership combines the expertise
of a well-respected international
conservation 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 management values to a
diverse, interagency audience.
Colverson said the partner-
ship has other benefits, too. The
training academy provides uni-
versity faculty and other person-
nel with new opportunities to
engage in natural resource edu-
cation. In 2004, for example, the
Conservancy cooperated with
the UF/IFAS School of Forest
Resources and Conservation,
presenting three workshops to
help private landowners adopt
ecologically friendly manage-
ment practices. The close work-
ing relationship also helps the
Conservancy obtain grant fund-
ing from state land management
agencies.
"Of course, there are some
challenges to this unique part-
nership between two organiza-
tions that have different cultures
and policies," he said. "We have
to deal with issues such as own-
ership of resources, fundraising,
accounting practices and liabili-
ty. It's important to give proper


Florida minimum


TALLAHASSEE The
Agency for Workforce Innova-
tion has announced that the
beginning date for Florida's
newly enacted minimum.wage
will be May 2. Florida's mini-
mum wage was created in a
constitutional amendment
approved by voters on Nov. 2,
2004, and covers all employees
in the state covered by the feder-
al minimum wage.
The state minimum wage will
start at $6'15 per hour for all-
hours worked in Florida and
thereafter be indexed to inflation
each year. For tipped employees
meeting eligibility requirements
for the tip credit under the Fair
Labor Standards Act, employers
may count tips actually received


as wages towards satisfaction of
the minimum wage, but the
employer may not pay less than
$2.13 per hour in direct wages.
Employees who are not paid
the minimum wage after May 2
may bring a civil action in a
court of competent jurisdiction
against the employer or any per-
son violating Florida's minimum
wage law. The state Attorney
General or other official desig-
nated by the State Legislature
may also bring a civil action to
enforce this amendment. As
stated in Florida's Constitution,
the case law, administrative
interpretations, and other guid-
ing standards under the Fair
Labor Standards Act should be
the guide regarding the con-


credit to each organization for
their role in the partnership."
Victoria Tschinkel, state director
of The Nature Conservancy in
Tallahassee, said it is well
known in the conservation com-
munity 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 interest-
ed 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 organization also owns and
manages several preserves
throughout the state, Colverson
said. These include: The Disney
Wilderness Preserve in Osceola


I wage
struction of Florida's constitu-
tional amendment creating the
minimum wage. Fair Labor Stan-
dards Act information and com-
pliance assistance can be found
at http://www.dol.gov/dol/com-
pliance/comp-flsa.htm.
Pursuant to the language of
the constitutional amendment,


County, Blowing Rocks Preserve
on Jupiter Island between the
Atlantic Ocean and the Indian
River Lagoon, Tiger Creek Pre-
serve near Lake Wales,
Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines
Preserve, and the Islands Initia-
tive Preserve in northeast Flori-
da.

He said spring 2005 work-
shops include Working Across
Boundaries to Protect Ecosys-
tems, Feb. 1-3, at Camp Kulaque
in Gainesville; Vegetation Moni-
toring in a Management Context,
Feb. 20-26, at the Archbold Bio-
logical Station in Lake- Placid;
Applying Technology to Manage-
ment, March 1-3, at the Crystal
River .State Park; Restoration
Planning and Techniques for
Forested Lands, April 5-7, at
Lake Talquin State Forest in Tal-
lahassee; and Managing Visitors
and Volunteers in Natural Areas,
May 3-5, at the Disney Wilder-
ness Preserve near Kissimmee.



to begin
the Agency for Workforce Inno-
vation (AWI) is to perform an
annual calculation to establish a
new minimum wage each year
and to publish that information.
AWI will perform this calcula-
tion Sept. 30, with the new mini-
mum wage becoming effective
Jan. 1.


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TALLAHASSEE A 'Lake
Worth man pled guilty, to
charges of securities fraud and
grand theft and was ordered to
pay his victims more than $1.6
million in restitution, Attorney
General Charlie Crist
announced.
Michael Shuda, 50, was also
sentenced to 42 months in state
prison followed by 10 years pro-
bation. The case was prosecuted
by the Attorney General's Office
of Statewide Prosecution.
Prosecutors alleged that
Shuda and six to 10 others start-
ed the Palm Beach Investment
Group in 1999 with the intent to
solicit investments from individ-
uals across the country. At least
40 investors were victimized,
most of them Floridians. Palm
Beach Investment Group prom-
ised high returns on the invest-
ments through foreign certifi-
cates of deposit. However, the
certificates .were never pur-
chased and the majority of


investors lost their funds.
"I am pleased that the court
has ordered full restitution for
the many victims of this brazen
scheme," said Crist. "The nest
eggs of our citizens must be pro-
tected, and we will do so."
Shuda, who functioned as the
head of the operation, and the
other salesmen took the investor
funds under the guise of com-
missions and kept the money for
their personal use. Cases against
the other salesmen are in vari-
ous stages throughout the state
- the resolution of some of
those cases contributed to
Shuda's guilty plea. At least one
other participant'in the scheme
is believed to be still at large,
possibly living as a fugitive in
Europe.
The investigation of Shuda's
case was conducted by the Flori-
da Department of Law Enforce-
ment and the Florida Depart-
ment of Financial Services.


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Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free,non-smoking workplace.


HELP WANTED
Supervisor Hendry LaBelle Rec.


Must have supervisory experience.
Groundskeeping and general maintenance
knowledge. Full time with benefits. Applica-
tions can be obtained from the HR Dept.,
Courthouse in LaBelle or Sub-office in Cle-
wiston. Deadline for submission is March 2,
2005 at 5:00 PM.


Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in applying
call 675-5352.



HELP WANTED
County Planner/
Development Director
For the Hendry County Commissioners. all
candidates must have MA in urban planning
or related field and seven years experience.
Applications can be obtained from the Hr
Dept., Courthouse in LaBelle or Sub-office
in Clewiston. Position open until filled.
Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in applying
call 675-5352.

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A. Duda & Sons, Inc. is in need of a
welder for our Grove Shop.
Excellent benefits and pay depend-
ing on experience. EOE. Please
apply in person at 1510 Hwy. 29 N.
in Felda. Contact person is Jim
McVay (863) 673-0363


SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE
(#64063290)
Public Health nurse position in MooreHa-
ven; makes home visits, assists in clinics,
Prefer two years nursing experience; Bi-
lingual Spanish/English a plus; must have
valid Florida drivers license; pre-em-
ploymnet drug testing, background
screening & fingerprinting required. EEO/
AA, Call Alina @863-946-0707 x208 or
Patti @ 863-674-4041 X135 for more de-
tails.


GROUP TREATMENT COORDINATOR
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. provides
quality programs for youth-at-risk. Join us
now as a Group Treatment Coordinator at
our wilderness camp in Clewiston, FL. This
is an extraordinary opportunity to make a
lasting, positive difference in the lives of
youth. As a GTC you will provide counseling
and case management to a group of ten at-
risk-youth, act as the primary contact and li-
aison with community and family, facilitate
treatment meetings, setting up aftercare
plans, promote youth helping themselves
and others and act as a mentor modeling
solid choices.
BA degree in Human Services and two years
experience working with children with seri-
ous emotional disturbances or substance
abuse problems required.
Send resume and cover letter to: Angie'
Leide, EYA, 100 N. Starcrest Dr., Clearwa-
ter, FL 33765; FAX: 727-442-5911; ON-
LINE: www.eckerd.org


Duda, an agricultural employer, is look-
ing for a se'mi-truck driver to haul citrus.,
CDL with good driving record required.
Drug free workplace. Apply at 1510 Hwy
29 North ,in Felda, Florida. Contact
Bernardo Barnhart (863) 675-0269.
EOE/V/H/F/M


Duda, una empresa agricola, necesita un
chofer de traila para transportar fruta cit-
rica. Licensia CDL con un buen record.
Lugar de trabajo libre de drogas. Aplique
en 1510 Hwy 29 N. Felda. Hable. con
Bernardo Barnhart (863), 673-0269.
EOE/V/H/F/M


HELP WANTED


Building Inspector/Plan Review
With Hendry County BOC. All candidates
must provide a minimum of 5 years con-
struction experience with their application,
and be eligible for provisional licensing
within 6 months of hire. Candidates must be
computer literate, able to communicate ef-
fectively both written and verbally and will-
ing to work in an outside environment. Em-
ployment may require some travel for edu-
cation purposes. Applications can be ob-
tained from Human Resources in LaBelle
Courthouse or Sub-office in Clewiston.
Deadline for submission is March 2, 2005.
Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in the appli-
cation process contact the HR Dept.





A Duda and Sons, Inc., necesita un
camionero de combustible para propor-
cionarle servicio a equipos y vehiculos de
rancho. Tambien esta en busca de sol-
dadores para. su taller. Se ofrece un
paquete que incluye un plan medico,
seguro de vida, vacaciones, plan de retiro,
y otros beneficios. Sueldo segun la expe-
riencia. Empleo libre de drogas. Dirijase
a 1510 Carretera 29 Norte, Fel( ..,t
Florida. Hable con el SenorJim McWa\ a
su telefono (863) 673-0363. Practicamos
una political de .igualdad de oportu-
nidades.


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Drivers/OTR-Tanker look-
ing for Professional driv-
ers! NEW 2005 Equip-
ment, Top Pay, BONUSES,
Prepass & EZ Pass, Rider
Program & Much more!
North American Tank
Lines (866)748-6285.

Experienced Heavy
Equipment Operators
Needed for job in Clewiston
area.
DFWP & EOE
1-800-537-3031

Legal Assistant Position
Busy Attorney seeks
Legal Assistant Paralegal
w/experience, bi-lingual
a plus Fax resume
w/salary requirements to
(863)983-1973


Love to Shop? Mystery
Shoppers needed in your
local area. Flexible hours,
training provided. Must
have Internmet access. Call
Toll Free (888)850-0943.
Maintenance Technician
For Greentree South Apts.
Must be knowledgable in
basic plumbing, Electtical
& HVAC. General carpen-
try Must be bondable.
Send or fax resume:
Greentree South Apts.
P.O. Box 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757
FAX (727)447-2252
Equal Opportunity Employer

Now Hiring 2005 Postal
Positions Federal, State &
Local. $14.80/$48+/Hr.
No experience necessary.
Entry Levels. Full Benefits.
Paid Training. Call 7 days
888)826-2513 Ext.
802.

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RESTAURANT Help wanted
over 18 yrs. old Scoopy
Doo's Restaurant
863-983-1115
Sales $5,500 Weekly Goal
Potential! If someone did
it, so can you! 2-3 con-
firmed appointments daily!
Benefits Available... Call
Catherine McFarland
1R Wsq-IR
UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
Exciting Weekly Paycheck!
Written Guarantee! 11 Year
Nationwide Company Now
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Page Brochure! Free.Post-
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Bonuses!! FREE INFOR-
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800)242-0363 Ext.
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Waitress Bilingual. Good
' "pernnairjy Mut..be
bilingual. No experience...
We'll train. Part Time on
Weekends. (863)983-3227

Waitress/Mesera agrada-
ble buena presencia para
trabajar en Restaurant fines
de semana en Clewiston -
Pioneeer. De preprencia
Bilingue. (863)983-3227



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CLERICAL Part time lOam-
2pm Answering phones
responding to routine
questions &n referring call
to faculty & staff to apply
contact Chay 561-993-
1511 or fax resume @
561-993-1582 UF/IFAS
Everglades research & Ed-
ucation
center in Bellglade.
LE BELLE AREA Cleaning
Lady wanted. 1 Day a wk
3-4 hrs'At your cnonven-
Sience. (863)675-5825.
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RECEPTIONIST
Bi-lingual, little typing re-
quired, call for informa-
tion. (863)983-4663.


Come See What's New at
Glades General Hospital...
Building an Exciting Future!

RN Shift Supervisors -- 10 & 12 Hour Shifts
Requires exp. in supervision, ER, & Critical
Care with leadership abilities. Must be a Team
Player.

CCU Manager/Educator
RN FT, Days. Requires management and
CCU exp. with a desire to develop nursing staff
in critical care path.

RN's Needed FT In:
ER- 8p-8a, CCU-8a-8p, Med/Surg-8p-8a

C.N.A.'s 12 Hour Shifts

Monitor Techs PT Weekends

PRN POOL STAFF: RN's, LPN's, Monitor
Techs and C.N.A.'s
-12 hour shifts Days & Nights, Requires hospi-
tal experience.

Clinical Pharmacist PRN
Everyother Sat. & Sun., 2 yrs hospital exp.
required, pharmacokinetics, renal adjust., MUE,
unit inspection & other clinical svcs. Prefer
PharmD.

ER Registration PRN
Requires exc. computer skills & customer serv-
ice, knowledge of 3rd party payors, flexibility to
work wknds. Healthcare exp. preferred.

Floor Tech PRN
1 yr. Floor Tech exp. required.

Diet Aide PRN
Cash register & prior food exp. desired.


GLADES
GENERAL
HOSPITAL


Send Resumes to:
561-993-5627
or Apply in Person:
Glades General Hospital,
1201 S. Main St.,
Belle Glade, FL 33430
DFWP/EOE


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,
401 K, Paid vacation & Holidays
,., and Life Insurance

S 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


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Registered Nurses
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Home Health
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Clinical Ladder Proram Edu':tion Asistlance
Phone: 863-902-3079 o Fox resume to 863-983-0805
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA/IFAS -
EVERGLADES RESEARCH and.
EDUCATION CENTER
OFFICE PERSON NEEDED
Answering phones, responding to routine questions,
and referring calls to faculty and staff, sorting and
distributing mail, and other repetitive clerical tasks.
Hourly Rate = $8.00
To apply contact Chay Burrus
@ 561-993-1511 or Fax resume to: 561-993-1582.

An Equal Opportunity/affirmative Action Institution.
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DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available
202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
(Across from Clewiston Inn) $
(863) 902-9494


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Friends of Animals
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W VeniurmAve Clewiston, FL 33440


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BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
(863)243-1368,
office (863)465-1124



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


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are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
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pages, we advise that be-
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phone numbers may re-
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well as long distance-toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
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SCREEN & PATIO
ENCLOSURES,
Rescreening & repair.
lic.# 2001-19849 &
insured. (561)784-5568
or 561-358-2456.


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



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 signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
-(800)4q2-2000, 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




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


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SOFA/LOVESEAT- Tan w/
flowers 6 mos. old $699
new will sacrifice. $225
(863)635-4690.
WOOD TV STAND
W/drawers, Great
shape $40..
(863)447-0965.


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


GALV ANGLE IRON,
40'x100'+ "Like Bar Joist"
bidg frame, 1 or multi bldg
$4000 609-802-2762
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uine SteelMas-
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STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40x60'
to 100x200'. Example:
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METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct'From Manufac-
turer. 20 colors in stock
with all Accessories. Quick
turn around! Delivery
Available Toll Free.
(888)393-0335.


WHITE METAL SIDING
70 sheets, 20'L $350.
Used. Call Gary
S863-610-8693.



RUG 8x5', dk. blue, It blue
and tan square, very nice,
like new, $35. 239-634-
4040.





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




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.


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 Twinr Beds,
$215 will sell separately.
(863)946-6660
CRAFTMATIC BED- with vi-
brator, good condition,
$150. (863)467-6512.

Dining rm sweet white-
wash 6 chairs leaf
lighted buffet/hutch
$500 (863)983-6960
DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
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.

ROCKER/RECLINER
Leather, Light tan, 2 yrs
old. Exc. cond., $200.
Must go!! (863)674-0078.
ROLLAWAY BED
new $180, used 2 nights
sell for $100
(863)467-2315
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
Good condition. $75


STAR WARS I, 11, III Col-
lectors tapes, signed by
Darth Vader. $60 Firm.
(561)629-3781.


SR. CITIZEN Needs
Shed, Semi Trailer.
Whatever! Reasonable!
,(863)763-0072


CLUB CAR 93' completely
redone in 2001, wheel
covers $1300 neg
(863)946-0490
GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.



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



MOBILE HOME FURNACE-
new, never used, includes
stack & base. $75.
(239)292-1153.



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SHUTTLE SCOOTER
3 wheels, Exc cond see Bill
at American Roofing $850.
(863)763-6699.


AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for Siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
CEMETERY LOT Forever
Glades 1500 Airport Rd
Belle Glades FL $400 561-
924-2502/ 996-0939
Enclosed Porch or Shed,
Aluminum, 4 Win., 2 Drs,
carpet on cement slab.
8x19 $600 863-357-0863
Fifth Wheel Base & 2100
PSI Powerwash, $325 will
sell separately. (863)946-
6660.
HOOKED ON PHONICS
Good condition
$200. Firm
(863)357-7852.
KILN 18", EvenHeat, w/
stilts, shelves & posts.
$400 Or best offer.
(772)597-4365.
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GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627.
KEYBOARD & STAND Yama-
ha PSR-280, 61 full size
touch sensitive keys, etc.
$99/neg. 239-634-4040.
PIANO ACCORDION
Beautiful, Full size.
Excellent cond. $500.
(863)763-7206.
PIANO- Kimball Spinet,
must sell, very good cond,
recently tuned, $550 neg.
(863)675-2596.



BABY BUNNIES
(10) $50.
Will separate.
(863)983-9678.
CHIHUAHUA
2, (F), 8 wks old,.
Purebred.Shots up to date.
$250. (863)675-3915.
Dachshund Puppies, 3
males, (2) blk. dapples,
(1) solid choc., 1st shots,
$350 ea. (863)634-5112
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.



HITACHI TV
54 in. Big Screen
$650.
(863)234-1230


PASLODE 30 DEGREE
cordless framing nailer 2"-
3%" Nails $250 (863)674-
0098
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.
TOOLBOX- 7 drawer Snap-
On roll away, like hew
cond, 3'Hx18"Dx26"W,
$450. (863)467-7753.


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Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810C
Farm Miscellaneous 215
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 625
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 8301
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Uvestock 855
Poultry.Supplies 360
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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BAR-B-QUE GRILL,
Attached to a Tandem
Axle Trailer. $350.
(863)675-9243/673-0920

LAWN MOWER, PARTS-
Snapper, BS, Tesch, Mur-
ray, all new, $350 for all.
(863)763-3951.


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 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950O
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space .
Rent 960


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

1BR APARTMENT,
good location in
-Belle Glhdpe ?nn'month .
.-. Call 561. 1-1i-11C 4







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


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/lugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer,/Video 580
Crafts,'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Ughts 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing.Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
rickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



SAFE: HASENFORDER
Antique, 28x171/2", Exc.
cond. Original painting on
front. $400 863-763-4982

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


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

RANGE
Electric, older model,
but works $25.
(863)467-2132.
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!
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Business Places -
Sale 1 i05
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10'-46
Lots -Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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, 145 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.



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)209-9800; Even-
ings: (314)894-3776.


BY OWNER, 2 Parcels near
Jacks Branch. 20 ac home-
site/pasture $289,000. 20
ac Private Paradise, Cabin
Under Oaks $495,000
(239)462-2158.


BEAUTIFUL RIVERVIEW
HOMESITE- Build- your
dream home on this prime
location in LaBelle, with a
gorgeous view of.the river
and waterfront park. Cor-
ner 4 lots on CR78 and
Avalon Ave, reaching to
Magnolia Ave. Total ap-
proximate size 180ft deep,
by 113.5 wide, $150,000,
(863)517-0977. ,



BEAUTIFUL WOODED &
SECLUDED 2 ACRES For
those who love there
privacy. Build your dream
home or bring your mobile
home to this great location
in LeBelle just 3 mi W of
town. Off Hwy 80 on
Phillips Rd backing to
Murray Rd. Approx size
219.18'W X 397.5D
$95,000. 954-817-1112 or
863 517-0977.


CLEWISTON,
942 Virginia Avenue
Small lot,
mobile home ready.
Cash price $4,000.
Call 803-407-3333.
How do-you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.


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Walker Smi

863-677-1010 863-983

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fenced. '2 acre oak ti'.r linr
mudch equipment to ,1 I'.
A' 1 I AI I IA, ). $20Kparacre
bd. l i j ,ll enced, ocato a locaion! 3/2 ot
almostt I rite, NIL." $64.9K Ave Hard xxd looking, large
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built in TIx- .L,, e.xd 2ba- ( [B,, nihsshedtLookReducdto$69
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Sky Valley of Clewiston .' O1a-'L
2n tH s iij .t I t.iOld of tOwn, narl ght c l i'inc I ,.
Deed Restricted Development, h andltac Neededli '
10 acre lake, 82 lots (I to .geL'd hoiull '.11 loi i.-I
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Deal FeB rough $96.9k '97 Mobile
home w/ 4/2.5 on 1 29 'wS ln
Montura ranch Estates :' O, in,
Reduced 4 Business s(.ptunir"!!
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New Listing! NIorthsdcu ibd.. btLI
CBS 1'.ln.,li ful 1l,11in tlil !llK)[,. -
Great Location Reduced@
S 81.5K


New C.nalru-amoi wn
3nL.L -r,
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath
Luxurious Upgrades
Cell fr Details
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
*BankForeclosues Call fr Details
* 3BR.1BA, FmRm, Zoned Com.
S3BR. 28A. MIH, Mny Extrals
.- ..... Reduced to $8500.
* 3BR 28A. MH on man-tmade late
$70,000
3BR. 2 BAwith pool 5135,000
SNew cnasttuction on Bayberry
Loop. 4 8R, 2BA Mar, i'paidt.
'4BR 28A. MH. .h.tr',.:.J lc'j-
Upgades $79,000
* 4BR. 2BA, MH wLotl
Reduced to $24,500
M4BR BA,3 '1,., ,,, PiAe'-...dl
IReduwd !I ,313 900
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Love the Water? Then you'll love
to own a .25 acre lot o4 a private
lake for $S15K Only a few left.


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New Listin! Lakeport
2bd/2ba dbLwide on .25
acres. Huge deck & screened
porch. Insbi bring om tooth-
brushl S8 .k
33+/ 0 l+/.e Ranch" llnm tl

Hautiirul L jTA,' p.'rau
Ne"w sting! l)onit miss out on
his brdIrcid nti 3 I Ir e liniiii'
ill Monrur Randi Eslatcs. Ctuxs-'
iour ]ooring. pplianii-,. and
eight ri"rhicS. Read' i 11 arni
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Pool in Ridgeview |
oRnE WDATr225,000
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9fOORE HAVEN
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- dWlfront wacaess, 8. 2BA
$275,000
LAKEPORT
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Bemer Gonzalez Walker

863-228-3265 561-722-7347 863-677-1013

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MHY-C bd 2ba, Fully furnished. partially furnished, French doors to Look No Further We have
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%C li .iiLi' ttlI',,li..U I lii ..i t Haven on the Caloosahatchee
accessibility. Block away fiom n'e v, Listain ,[ ;11 .i ;E ; S73K. River for $.155K
river @$143,000.00 '1,i, ,.,,,I| .i, ../,C paved EAU U 4/2 Mobile
Twin lakes Blvd 3bd/2ba i, ... IBEATIF 4
Cr.r .r or-n-i,: tip includes tool Home on 1.09 Acre, Fenced @
hIed. dni'tr mi.- our in this WEWtaOME HtERT OUR TEAM, $85.9K
unbtl_,--...L)u ll,.l' --k SHEtS]FROMBMFUMGIADEFAND .
N lihardting' -lId ''. hiADl'Ar 1\ l i- SJ(\ l, 1 [ I M i !
Iul '. rcdeal sys -
tern $ 554.9K .. .. ,, ii ..i ... N i n
Monnna f ei f/2 on Jerry gInr g .":.
Newly Renovated 3bd/2ba roki ng fi inillng Iiri.
wood, tile, & carpet flooring, new rus grove It(. i-d in rH.iidn
pool & pool cage, new appliances 561-261-34 County. Call for more inform
- Don't mss out on this GREAT mation
DEAL' $JIZ5K 'I
Want to Invest? Pioneer 1,33 aes Moore Haven in ground Wanting to Buy or Sell
Plantation, 2.5 Acres, wooded @ pool, manyc... -i'ii',d ,_' i Call Us
S35K vneighaxix).l (.:ub' I1.'I.a, u
Pioneer Plantation 5 Acres, We Want Your Listings!!
wooded, fenced off i@ 580K 2.5 acres 2bd/2ba home remod-
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Crescent Oak T'1wthones 4,,,s a. n ',ir.-iI
NewC rvoiarion 1i'l.,/2ba 1841 SE WETCOMEHIMTO OUR TETAM, HE
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(863) 983-6663 v (863)983-9770
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ANN DYESS AYKELTG LAURASMTH TRASH DSS KATHYGARCIA
(863) 9838979 (863) 677-0707 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215 (863) 228,4798
RESI DEN'TIA 4BR, 3BA, wood deck, 9 Commercial Lots on US
3B$SAHBPENDSNS O1l)00 10x20 shed $79,900 27 with Building $215,000
4 New Homes 3BR. 2 S0W ake 5s1, k II
We Have More Lots Under $8950
Cotlitr C sllforDelaik S3 13R 8 3'-j -1 i Ri OE
10o Lots Zoned Commercial
...... O o0IRA $300,000
4BR, IBA $75,00 0 3 I :.,,Belle Glade Grocery
3BR, 1BA $84.900 Cjvq.re $130,000
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2BS 1 00 *SALR PENDTVO?--" ,n..e-, :- *.vC Owen-. &
3B .Ridevi195,000 4R2A3- $1690 targaret at 2,, o
1 ()4 2BA ,, $129,000
3BR, 2BA Northside $1i65,00 Harlem Bar Great
$215,000, COMaVERCIAL Business Opportunity
4BR, 3BA Reduced $350,000 SrfleeNuw, a>US2712't Call for Details
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3BR, 2Ba, Ridlil $67500 W mobile home, 3 lots only
3BR, 2Ba, Ridll $67,5 $106.000
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3 Bcdro.:,nm, Bath. garage. S'xl0' porch.
completely remd'-led orT' the inside 2002

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BEFORE INTEREST RATES GO UP'

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Class A General Contractor CG-C061855

863-414-4202

863-465-1371
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Call For Listings


,561-795-8533 or 561-996-5623,


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.
Love the earth. Recycle your
used items by selling them
in the classified.
Need a few more bucks to
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deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


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.
299.


Golf View Home $249,900.
Spectacular new Carolina
mountain home at 18 hole
course, near Ashville, NC.
Enjoy mild climate, great
golf, low taxes, low cost of
living! Call toll-free
(866)334+3253 x790
www.cherokeevalley.com.


Grand Openifig! OCALA
AREA 20+ ACRES Only
$259,900. Orig. $269,900
SAVE $10,000 during
Grand Opening! Gorgeous
mix of pines, oaks &
meadows in spectacular
country setting just west
of Ocala. Ample rd front-
age w/ utils & miles of bri-
dle paths. Close to 1-75.
Excellent low- rate financ-
ing. Rare opp'ty. Sold 1st-
come, 1st- served. Call
now (866)352-2249 x
3A2

One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.


Lake View Bargain! 2 Acres
$19,900. New waterfront
community on one of larg-
est, cleanest, mountain
lakes in America! Hard-
woods, views, common
area w/ beach! Country
road, water, utilities. Low
financing. Lakefront avail-
able. Call (800)564-5092
x96.

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-
day's classifieds.

How fast can your car go?
It can go even faster
when you sell It in the
classilieds.


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.

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neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-
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Buying a car?
Look in the classified.
Selling a car?
Look in the classified.


Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up, 3/4/
5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your. land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355

When doing those chores When doing those chores
Is doing you in, it's time is doing you in, it's time
look for a helper in the look for a helper in the
classifieds. classifieds.
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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.

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It can go even faster
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Homes For Rent
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863-983-8106
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528 E, Sugarland Hvvy,, ClevAston, FL
(863) 983-8559
After Hours Phone: Cheryl Eby (863) 228-1562
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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


CNTPm HOMES

OF CLEWISTON


1) Easy Life
Special 3/2 DW,
Appliances,

Screen Room
a Shed
$69,900



2) Super Buy
Tropical #228
DW, 3/2, Lg.

Screen Room,
10x14 Shed
$38,900


3)New

Land & Home
Packages in
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Estates

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1.4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART
983-4663
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863-983-81Q6

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Beats 3005
SCAips/RVs 3010
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehices/ATVs 3035






BOAT, MOTOR, TRLR- 16'
fiberglass, open deck,
35HP/OB, tilt trir, console
steering, nice cond, w/all
extras, $950. neg.
(863)635-2683.

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


KAYAK- 2 person Ocean
Kayak, w/paddles and
seats, $450. (863)673-
2350.

LUND 2001 16'6" w/'03
Suzuki motor & trailer. Used
very little. $11,000 neg.
863-467-9157/634-2866

Place your ad online at
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classfl.html or mailto:
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RANGER, '01, 16 ft., 5hp
Mercury mtr, w/trlr, exc.
cond., low hrs., $8000 or
best offer. 772-621-9792

Ranger Bass Boat
90hp motor, w/trailer
Asking $3,000
See at Uncle
Joe's Fishhouse
863-983-9421-

SCOTTIEC '67- 27ft, with
trlr, cutty cabin, engines
do not work, $2400 neg.
(863)763-3451.

STARCRAFT DEEP V- 15',
w/trlr, late model Evinrude
48HP, trolling motor,
many extras, boat cover, 2
a new batteries,) $2500,
(863)824-0048.

TRI HILL 16', Fiberglass,
30HP Evinrude, trlr, depth
finder & extras. $1,100.
Call (863)357-3203.

ZODIAC BOAT- 10ft, fiber-
glass bottom, $150.
(561)629-3781.


GIANT RV- SELLOFF- #1
Selling RV's- Remaining
2004 Models...Low Selloff
Prices- Florida's Motorho-
me- Towable Headquar-
ters- Giant Recreation
World. Melbourne-
800)700-1021. Daytona-
800)893-2552. Orlando-
800)654-8475.

Holiday Trailer Sales
Has Big Discounts On
15 New Brechenridge &
Woodland Park Models.
New 8' & 12' wide
models ready for
immediate delivery.
Several clean, used
travel trailers & 5th
wheels from $2,995.
Holiday RV and
Trailer Sales
19710 S US 41
between Alico Rd &
Corkscrew Rd. off 175.,
Ft Myers 239-590-0066
& 1-888-623-2186
JAYCO PU CAMPER '97- 8'
crankup, like new, AC,
awning, outside shower,
$4295 (863)946-1219.




RADAR- JRC, #1500MKII,
LCD, 16 Naut. Point Miles,,
brand new, in orig. box
$890. (863)382-3557.




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



YAMAHA TTR125 DIRT-
BIKE, '02- 4 stroke, good
cond, hardly ridden,
$1300 (863)261-2263.



36' DUTCHMAN 01'
W/expando kit, & Living
rm. ~i/10x20 Deck on
Canal @ Uncle Joe's
fish camp access
boat ramp @ Rim
Canal has roof AC,
Cent, gas heat fully
furnished storage
building 8x10 on
Cement pad.
$20,000
(910)443-5071


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4LI40
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK LIMITED 1993
All power. Factory top.
Good condition. $2000
772-359-5144
CAMARO, 1994- asking
$1300 or best offer.
(863)357-3633.

CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.
(772)461-9536
CHRYSLER 5TH AVE, '85-
black, runs great, 108K
mi, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-1110.
FORD TAURUS, '98- 6cyl,
cold AC, all power, $3700
or best offer. (863)673-
6209.
GEO METRO, '94, 2 dr, cold
a/c, exc. cond. $1300.
(772)461-9536

LINCOLN 1997, 4 Door,
1 Owner, Good condition.
$4000 or best offer.
863-467-9157/634-2866
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.




Ford Bronco '89, cold a/c,
mud tires & alum rims, 4
whl dr., great cond.,
$4500. (863)447-0941
FORD BRONCO II, '86-
runs, needs some work,
$450 or best offer.
(863)634-5113.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up,
$600 863-673-0920.



CLUB CAR,Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350
(863)763-2063.


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



FORD EXPLORER ,92- new
5spd trans, new starter &
exhaust system, $2500.
- (863)357-1078.



Public Notices




Publc Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



Buckhead Ridge Mosquito
Control Istrlct
Is excepting bids for clean up and
remove or canal debris, in Buck-
head Ridge, approx. 5.5 miles of
canals.
Send Bids to:
Buckhead Ridge Mosquito
Control District
682 Hwy. 78 West
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Telephone/Fax (8 763-7840
552681 ON 2/8 CGS 2/10

CAR AUCTION
On MARCH 2, 2005
@ 8:00 AM
1999 TOYOTA
Via #JT3GP10VOX7064928


@ 8:00 AM
1996 DODGE
Vin #1B7FL26P2TS590003
Yoder's Towing
2068 Davis Blvd.
Naples, FL 34104
549944 CB/CGS 2/17/05

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-
Iy following the bid submission
deadline at city hall.
The project consists of the installa-
tion of an 8tx28'aluminum floating
dock with two external 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 in a sealed enve-
lope and 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-
sponasbility 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 CGS 2/10 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 proerty in HENDRY
County, londa, 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 1st day of February,
2005.
Barbara F. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ D Hammond
Deputy Clerk
552068 CGS 02/10, 17/2005


Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878
Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,
$900.
(863)234-1230,



ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.

110 :4' 1ig I I I
DODGE 4X4 SPORT, '98- all
power, lift tires, rims, lock-
er gears, $7600 neg.
(863)673-2392.


PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Draft Air Permit No. 0510003-029-AC
United States Sugar Corporation
Clewiston Sugar Mill and Refinery
Boilers 4 and 7 Modified Oil Firing Systems
Applicant: The applicant for this project is the United States Sugar Corpo-
-atinn Th" applicant's authorized representative and mailing address is:
r ..T, aiola, Vice President of Sugar Processing Operations, Unit-
ed States Sugar Corporation, 111 Ponce DeLeon Avenue, Clewiston, Flori-
da 33440.
Facility Location: The existing Clewiston Sugar Mill and Refinery at the in-
tersection of W.C. Owens Avenue and State Road 832 in Hendry County,
Florida.
Project: On June 6, 2003, the Department issued Permit No.. 0510003-
018-AC to modify the existing oil firing systems for Boilers 4 and 7: The
modifications for Boiler 7 are complete and the unit has demonstrated sat-
isfactory compliance. Equipment problems have delayed completion of the
modifications for Boiler 4 and Permit No. 0510003-018-AC expired on May
1, 2004. The applicant requests an extension to December 31, 2005 to
complete modifications related to Boiler 4. Because the original permit ex-
pired, the extension will be granted as a minor modification with a new
public notice. .
Permlting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject
to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Stat-
utes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-212 of the Florida Adminis-
trative Code (F.A.C.. The proposed project is not exempt from air permit-
ting requirements and air permit is required to perform the proposed work.
The Bureau of Air Regulation is the Permitting Authority responsible for
making a permit determination for this project. The Permitting Authority's
responsible for making a permit determination for this project. The Permit-
ting Authority's physical address is: 111 South Magnolia Drive, Suite #4.
Taahassee, Florida. The Permitting Authority's mailing address Is: 2600
Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Per-
mitting Authority's telephone number Is 850/488-0114.
Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during
the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day (except holidays), at address Indicated above for the Permitting Au-
thority. The complete project file Includes the Draft Permit, the Technical
Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and the informa-
tlon submitted by the applicant, exclusive of confidential records under
Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Au-
thority's projectreview engineerforadditional information at the address or
phone number listed above. A copy of the complete project file Is also
available at the Air Resources Section of the Department's South District
Office at 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33901-
3381. The South District Office's telephone number is 239/332-6975.
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice
of its intent to Issue air permit to the applicant for the project described
above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of
proposed equipment will not adversely Impact air quality and that the pro-
ect will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4 62-204
62-210, 62-212,62-296, and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will
issue a Final Permit In accordance with the conditions of the proposed
Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment re-
ceived in accordance with this notice results In a different decisionor a sig-
nificant change of terms or conditions.
Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments con-
cerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period of fourteen (14) days from
the date of publication of this Public Notice. Written comments must be
provided to the Permitting Authority at the above address. Any written com-
ments filed will be made available for public inspection., written com-
ments received result in a significant change to the Draft Permit, the Per-
mittin Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, an-
other Public Notice.
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests am affected'by the pro-
posed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing In ac-
cordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must con-
-tain the information set forth below and must be filed with (received by) the
Department's Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the Depart-
ment of Envlronmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mall
Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Petitions filed by any per-
sons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3),
F.S. must be filed within fourteen (14) days of publication of this Public No-
tice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section
120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority
for notice of agency action may file a petiton within fourteen (14) days of
receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner
shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated
above, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within
the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right
to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to Intervene in this roceeding and partici-
pate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention will be only at the approv-
al of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with
Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permiting Authori-
ty's action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name
and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identifica-
tion number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the
petitioner the name, address and telephone number of the petitioner's rep-
resentative, If any, which shall be the address for service purposes during
the c h the proceeding; and, an explanation of how the petitioner's
substantial rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A state-
ment of how and when the petitioner received notice of the agency action
or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact.
I there are none, the petition must so state; (e A concise statement of the
ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends
warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; (f) A
statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require
reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; and, (g) A state-
ment of the relief to the agency's proposed action. A pettition that does not
dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority's action Is
based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall con-
tain the same Information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-
106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final
agency action; the filing'of a petition meansthatth Permitting Authority's
final action may be different from the position taken by it In this Public No-
tice of Interest to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial Interests will
be affected by any such final decision of the Permitting Authority on the ap-
plication have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, In
accordance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
554102 CGS 2/17/05



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO. 2005-08-CA
JAMES R. GAMBLE, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R. GAM-
BLE, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENOANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, Ll-
ENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: JAMES R. GAMBLE, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R.
GAMBLE, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES; ASSGINEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND.ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses, if
any, in the above proceeding, with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a
copy upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address appears
hereon, on or before MARCH 21.2005 the nature of this proceeding be-
ing a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described
property, to wit:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 32
EAST HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 19,
RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2510.16
FEET ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 19,
THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 851
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION' THENCE
CONTINUING SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 267
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 0937" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
796.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 09'10" EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 267 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 796.88 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF
THIS DESCRIPTION.
To include a:
1996 WEXFORD MOBILE HOME; VIN 10L24879 and TITLE
#72061440
A/K/A
14159 CANOPY LANE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
If you fail to file your answer or written defenses in the above proceed-
ing, on plaintiff's attorney, a default will be entered against you forthe re-
lief demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 7th day of February, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
S By: /s/ S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with Dlsablies Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceed-
Ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceedings. II hearing Impaired please call (0BB) 955-
9771 (TOD) or 1800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service.
553382 CGS 2/17,24/05


NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC WORKSHOP BETWEEN
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS,
THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LABELLE
AND THE GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


Notice is hereby given that the Florida Department of Community Af-
fairs, The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, the City Com-
mission of the City of LaBelle and the Glades County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public workshop to discuss growth manage-
ment, comprehensive planning and related issued for the Muse and West
LaBelle areas and the City of LaBelle from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fri-
day, February 18, 2005, atthe LaBelle Civic Center, 481 WestHickpoch-
asee, LaBelle, Florida.
All interested persons may ap ear and be heard with respect to the Is-
sues at said meeting. Anyone who might appeal a decision made by the
Board of County Commissioners may be required to furnish a verbatim
(word for word) record of the proceedings that includes testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal Is base. .
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
W.C. "Bo" Pelham, Chair
City of LaBelle
City commission
Sharon S. Craichy, Mayor
Board of County Commissioners
of Glades County, Florida
K.S. "Butch" Jones, Chair
553942 CGS/CB 2/17/05


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the
Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, on the 9th day of December
2004, In the cause wherein John J. Smith was plaintiff and John W.
Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple defendants, being Case number
97-627, in said Court, 1, Ronald I. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of endry County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant
John W. Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple, in and to the following
described property, to-wit:
That part of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision Lot 25 lying North of the follow-
ing described line: Beginning at the Northeasterly Comer of Lot 25,
thence South 00 41' 37" East along the right of way of Captain Hendry
Drive 15 feet to the Point of Beginning of said Line, thence South 89 18'
23" West 82.68 feet to Southeasterly right of Way of Harbor Drive and
end of said line.
--AND--
Outparcel Tract A lying between Lots 2 and 3, Caloosa Harbor Subdivi-
sion as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 131, Public records of Hendry
County, Rorida, together with the following described parcel:
A 30 foot wide strip of land across the dead Caloosahatchee River at
the location of an existing embankment crossing lying and being in
Section 7, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida
more particularly described as follows:
From the Point of Beginning being where the Easterly line of Tract "A"
of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 130
and 131, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida intersects the former
easterly waters edge of said Calosahatchee River, said point being
also the Southwest comer of Lot 2 of said Caloosa Harbor Subdivision,
run North 58 degrees, 17' 30" West across said river a distance of 64.17
feet to the former Westerly waters edge of said river; thence run South
10 degrees 27' 56" West along said waters edge a distance of 10.89
feet thence run South 15 degrees 03' 00" West along said waters edge
a distance of 20.54 feet; thence run South 59 degrees 17' 30" East
across said river a distance of 55.48 feet to former Easterly waters
edge of said river; thence run North 29 degrees 31' 17" East along said
waters' edge a distance of 30.01 feet to the Point of Beginning.
And on the 8th day of March, 2005, In the Courtyard of the Hendry
County Courthouse, LaBelle, Flordia, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon
thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all the said defendant's, John
W. Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple, right, title and Interest In the
aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to
taxes, all priorliens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest
bidderfor CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as maybe to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execu-
tion.


549465 CGS 2/03,10,17 24/05


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


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION

Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) 85.09 f.s. Unit-
ed American Lien & Recovery as agent with
power of attorney will sell the following ve-
hicle(s) to the highest bidder subject to any
liens. Net proceeds deposited with Clerk of
Court. Owner/Lienholder has right to hearing
and post bond. Owner may redeem vehicle
for cash sum of lien. All auctions held in re-
serve.

Inspect one (1) week prior at lienor facility.
Cash or cashiers check will be accepted.
There is a 15% buyer premium. Any person
who is interested should call (954) 563-
1999.

Sale date: March 11, 2005 @ 10:00 am
3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33309

14573 1991 Dodge Shadow 2dr Vin #:
3B3XP65K1MT555136 r/o Hadrien L.
Berghmans, 8127 Gables Communs Dr.,
Apt 911, Orlando, FL Cust: Hadrien L.
Berghmans. 9090 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lau-
derdale, FL lienor: Mikes Garage & Towing,
2855 W Hwy 60 Okeechobee, FL 772-569-
0516 Lien Amt $2804.00

Licensed & Bonded Auctioneers
FLAB422 FLAU 765 & 1911
554298 CGS 2/15/05 .


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 ACTIN
TO: TINA G. LANDCASTER, I alive, or t dead, their unknown spouses,
widows, widowers, heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees, and al 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 February 22, 2005 or other-
wise a default judgment will be entered against you orthe relief sought in
this Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published, once each week for four consecutive
weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published In Hendry County,
Florida.
Dated this 13th day of January, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of Court
By S. Miller, Deputy Clerk
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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: Estate of
WILBERT J. CONRAD, Case No.: 2005-021-CP
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has
been entered in the estate of Wllbert J. Conrad, deceased, File Number
2005-021-CP by the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which Is PO Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975;
that the decedent's date of death was January 7, 2005; that the total val-
ue of the estate Is $24,978.79 and that the names and addresses of
those to whom It has been assigned by such order are:
Name: Address
Arie E. Conrad 1060 Park Drive
LaBelle, FL 33975
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims
or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is February 17, 2005.
Arie E. Conrad Alison C. Hussey
10620 Park Drive Florida Bar No. 0116165
LaBelle; FL 33935 PAVESE LAW FIRM
Attorneys for Arie E. Conrad
P.O. Drawer 2280
LaBeile, FL 33975
Telephone: 863-675-5800
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REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN050081
STA 1W NORTH PERIMETER LEVEE REPAIRS, PALM BEACH COUNTY,
FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids
through the Procurement Office, 2nd Foor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club
Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, for STA 1W North Perimeter
Levee Repairs, Palm Beach County, FL on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at
2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be opened and
publicly read. This pro ect Involves repair of approx 6,700 ft of levees, in-
cluding eastern section of N. Perimeter Levee & STA-1W Inflow Levee.
Removal of vegetative debris & rocks, backfill & compaction, installation
of riprap & gabions & seeding. Directions: Site Is located approx 2 miles
SW of the Intersection of SR 80 & CR 880. An OPTIONAL pre-bid confer-
ence will be held on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at SFWMD
Pump Station S-SA Conference Room located on Southern BlvdS.R.
80, West Palm Beach, FL 33470. For directions call (561) 682-2813. 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
ownloading it for Tree from our website wwwstwmdoInv. by obtain-
Ing aset for $14.00 at the above address, by calling (56 682-6391, or
by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public Is invited
to attend the bid opening. Information on he status of this solicitation
can be obtained at our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
554328 CGS 2/17/05


Early Voting for Belle Glade
The City of Belle Glade will hold "Early Voting" prior to its March 8, 2005
municipal election. All eligible voters may cast their eady ballot at Bell
Glade City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West, Palm Beach
County, lorida, on the following dates and times:
Monday, February 21, 2005, through Saturday, February 26, 2005,
starting at 10:00.a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m.;
Monday, February 28, 2005, starting at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00
p.m.;
Tuesday, March 1, 2005, through Saturday, March 5, 2005, starling at
10:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m.; and
Monday, March 7, 2005, starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00
p.m.
Early Voting will not be open on Sundays.
To reduce waiting time, bring our voter Identification card, drivers l-
cense, or some form of photo identification bearing your signature. How-
ever, all Belle Glade registered voters will be paeitterd to vote, even If you
fail to bring proper identification, by compleng the required affidavit veri-
fying your identity.
Only those qualified registered voters living within the corporate limits of
the City of Belle Glade may vote In City elections.
CITY OF BELLE GLADE
DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 04-989-CA
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,.
Plaintiff,
VS.
CLARA C. SPENCER, et us, et al.,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or RFnal Judgement
Scheduling Foreclosure Sale en-
tered on February 2 2005 In this
case now pending In said Court,
the style of which is Indicated
above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash In front of the office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court In
the Hendry County Courthouse
(being the second floor hallway of
the Hendry County Courts build-.
ing), LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the 2nd day of March,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Order
or Final Judgement, to-wit:
LOT 11, BLOCK 2149, PORT LA-
BELLE, UNIT 4, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ORDERED at HENRY County,
Forida, this 7th day of January,
2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By: /S/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VERA L. LATFY
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 CourtL 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 attomey are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:
All ,,i- :.:r,: ".n wr..rrT. in. rmaoitcu li
'orvtd hi.. rlav uir.tllois i rinal
.:r.illrriA m o al 3w-rV o0 in Will
Mr, e ,uariic auons i r,.e Psruonar
Representative, venue, or jurisdic-
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 copy of this notice is
served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this notice must tile 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 RRST 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 Sugartand Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Telephone: (863) 983-1677
Fax: 1863) 983-1973
.Florida Bar No. 0962694
Personal Representative:
Loyd Bailey
806 Della Tobias Way
Clewiston, FL 33440
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
.OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY
Case Number 04-245-CA
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A.,
Plaintiff
vs
MOSES PARKER
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgement of
Foreclosure dated February 3,
2005, entered in Civil Case No. 04-
245-CA of the Circuit Court of the
20th Judicial Court In and for
Glades County, Florida, wherein
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
F.A., Plaintiff and MOSES PARKER
am defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash,
AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE
GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on March March 3,
2005 the following described prop-
erty as set forth In said Final Judge-
ment, to-wift:
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 51,, CITY
OF MOORE HAVEN AS DESCRIBED
IN THE REVISED MAP OF THE,
TOWNSITE OF MOORE HAVEN,
ACCORDING TO RECORDED
MAPS OR PLATS THEREOF IN THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER
WITH A 1879 DOUBLEWIDE MO-
BILE HOME COSGART 010453A/
B, SERIAL NUMBERS: 17938281
AND 17938282 PERMANENTLY
AFFIXED THEREON.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISA-
BILITY WHO NEED ANY ACCOM-
MODATION IN ORDER TO PARTIC-
IPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO
YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CER-
TAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CON-
TACT GLADES COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 500 AVENUE J, MOORE
HAVEN, FL 33471 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RE-
CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU
ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL: 1-
800-955-8770
DATED at MOORE HAVEN, Florida,
this 7TH day of February, 200S,.
JOE FLINT
CLERK'OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Glades County, Florida
BY: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE OF
REGULAR MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the
Regular Meeting of the Board of
Supervisors of te Central County
Water Control District wit be held
on Wednesday, Fb 23,
2005 at 7:00 p.m. at Ie Montura
Clubhouse, Montura Ranch Es-
tates, State Road 833, Clewiston;
Florida.
The purpose of this meeting Is to
transact any and at business
which may come before the Board.
If a person decides to appeal the
decision of the Board of Sprvls-
ors with respect toany matercon-
+ sidered at the public measg or
hearing herein referred he or she
may need to Insure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is made,
which record includes e testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the
appeal Is based.
551951 CGS 02/17/05
PUBLIC NOTnCE
The Board of Directors of Florida Rft
ral Legal Services Inc.will hold its
next regular meeting on Saturday,
February 19, 2005, at the Offices of
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.,
at 1500 NW Avenue "L", Suite A,
Belle Glade, Florida. The meeting
will begin at approximately 10:30
A.M. for additional information,
please call 1-800-476-8937. The
public Is Invited to attend.
55631 CGS 2/17/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of the Housing
Authority of the City of Belle Glade
announce that their regular monthly
meeting Is scheduled or 5:00 P.M.
on February 22, 2005 at the Ad-
ministration Office in Osceola Cen-
ter, 1204 NW Avenue L Terrace,
Belle Glade, FL
554265 CGS 2/17/05

PUBUC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given thatFer-
guson Towing wi -sell at public
Auction, free from all prior liens,
the following vehicles that remain
unclaimed in storage with charges
unpaid, pursuant to Florida statutes
713.78, .to the highest bidder at
12065 Lake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on February 28, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1998 Nissan Gold 4-Door
Vin #1N4DL01DXWC118919
1983 Oldsmoblhe While 2-Door
VIn #1G3AR47A6DM347752
1986 Bulck Blue 2-DOeo
VIn #1G4GM47A7GP231421
1995 Ford Green 2-Door
Vin #1FALP4044SF121994
1992 Ford Unknown 4-DoOt
Vin #2FACP75W7NX206462
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STATE OF MICHIGAN
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT -
FAMILY DIVISION
WASHTENAW COUNTY
PUBLICATION OF HEAMNG
CASE NO. 04-187NA
PETITION NO. Ml
TO: Gregory Steeker and JeqOsM
Stocker
IN THE MATTER OF:
ASHLEY STOCKER 008: 3/2AW
89
A petition requesting the court to take
jurdisdiction of the above named mi-
nor(s) has been filed in this court.
A heang on the petition wil be con-
ducted by the court on 3/1/05 @
9AM & 3/16/05 @ 1:30PM in
2270 PlaIt Road,, Ann Arbor, MI
48104.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that
Gregory & Jacqueline Stocker per-
sonally appear fore the court at
the time and place stated above.
This bearing may result in the Court
taking temporary jurisdiction of the
child.
553347 CGS 2/17/05
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY. 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, e1 l
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgement of Mort-
gage Foreclsure dated January
31, 2005 and entered in Case No.
2004-798-CA of the Circuit Court
of the TWENTIETH Judicial Crcuit
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/NA HAROLD SANFORD; TEN-
ANT #2 N/K/A BILLY WADE arethe
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
80 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, BEMNOLE
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 MOSIHE HOME
ID#'S: T2631570-A &
T2831 706-B; TITLE r'S:
-22645682 2Z4u81.
A/K/A 708 Bowden Road, Clewits.
teo, 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

with DisabilluIe Act, person
needing a appeal e imrda.m
.tlon lo p tllclpat ithls prsed-
Ing should cotfet lb DMty
Court Admlinistnlor woln ehose
Is located at Lee CoMy Jetice
Center, Room S112,17E MIMM
leliphom iwnur (1S1M3$-
2299; 1-800-95M8771 (T0))_or
1-801-998--770 Iv), eIa Fluid
Rela Sealc, not Mmeth us-
en (7) dey prior to thiM proceed
ing.
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