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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: March 3, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, March 3,2005 Volume 78, Number 38


At A Glance
Library hosts
Cowboy Poet
The Moore Haven Public
Library will be hosting Matt
Hanson, commonly known as
the Cowboy Poet. This work-
ing cracker poet is renowned
for his unique brand of poetry.
He will be at the library March
4, at noon.
Lions Club
plans fundraiser
The Moore Haven Lions
Club will hold its annual Toll
Road fundraiser on Friday,
March 4, at Highway 27 and
6th Street in Moore Haven.
The next day the club will par-
ticipate in the Chalo Nitka
Parade. The regular dinner
meeting will be on Tuesday,
March 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the
American Legion Hall. Appli-
cations for assistance for eye
examinations, eyeglasses, or
other'help is available from
Lion Mary Boober (863-946-
0744) at the Glades County
Public Library.
Ortona pancake
breakfast
The Ortona Community
Association will hold its last
Pancake Breakfast of the sea-
son on Saturday, March 5 from
7-9 a.m. at the Ortona Com-
munity Association, 2900
Ortona Road (Highway 78A).
The all-you-can-eat breakfast
includes sausage, pancakes,
juice and coffee for $3.
Republicans
to meet
All residents of Glades
County are welcome at the
regular meeting, which will
take place at th.- Gi .-J' C:,un-
. library in Moore Ha,.ern,
Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m.
For more information, call
Ruby Yock at 946-1265.
Reorganizing of
Search and Rescue
Glades County Sheriff Stu-
art Whidden is in the process
of reorganizing the Glades
County -Sheriff's Office Lake
Search and Rescue Auxiliary.
There will be a meeting at the
Glades' County Courthouse,
county commission cham-
bers, Friday,. March 18 at 6
p.m. Anyone wishing to
become a member should be
present. All applicants must
pass a full background check
in order to be considered.. If
anyone has any questions, call
Captain Daryl Lewis at (863)
946-0100.
Bus Driver Class
The Glades County School
District will be offering a bus
driving course for anyone
interested in driving a school
bus for the district for daily
routes and/or extracurricular
trips. If interested, please con-
tact Doug Manke at(863) 946-
3662. Classes will be in the
evenings beginning March 7.
GED classes
The Glades County School

See Glance Page 20

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Classifieds ...... 16-19
Obituaries . . .3
Opinion . . .6.
School .... . ... ... 15
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Lighting needed at bus stop


By Tracy Whirls
A large contingent of Ortona
residents turned out at the
Glades County Board of County
Commissioners meeting Monday
night to debate the pros and cons
of installing a streetlight at the
intersection of Williams Road
and Riverview Drive.
Turkey Creek Lane resident
Charlie Miller approached the
board at their Feb. 28 meeting to
ask the commission to assist
with installing a streetlight at the
corner at a designated bus stop.


"Nineteen children get on the
bus at that corner at 6:40 a.m.,"
Mr. Miller said, adding that
approximately a month ago,
when it was still dark at that time
and foggy, one of two disabled
children who catch the bus at the
stop darted out in front of truck at
the intersection and narrowly
avoided being struck.
Mr. Miller, who said he had
spoken both with Hendry Coun-
ty officials and Glades Electric
Cooperative concerning the
light, expressed concern that the


county could be liable if a child
were injured at an unlighted bus
stop.
Commission Vice Chairman
Alvin Ward, who represents
Ortona, said he would meet with
Glades County Superintendent of
Schools Wayne Aldrich to dis-
cuss the situation. The commis-
sioner noted, however, that the
county presently. pays only for
flashing lights at dangerous inter-
sections, not streetlights, and
expressed concern that erecting
a streetlight in Ortona would set


Looking back: Chalo Nitka Festival


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Courtesy photos, Florida Saile Archives
The Chalo Nitka Festival is this weekend. The festival is one of the oldest in the state,,
dating back to 1949. The first festival, according to local lore, celebrated the paving of
the. Main Street in Moore Haven. This photo from 1971 shows a scene from a Chalo
Nitka rodeo. Chalo Nitka means "the day of the Big Bass."


This photo from 1952 shows a turkey calling contest that was part of the Chalo Nitka
celebration.


a precedent in the cash-strapped
county.
Turkey Creek resident Nor-
man West agreed.
"I'm not opposing what Mr.
Miller said. There are a lot of bus
stops in Turkey Creek and having
been employed by the superin-
tendent of schools -in. Illinois
before I retired, where a child
playing in the snow went under a
bus on a sled, I want children to
be safe, just like I wanted my
children to be safe when they
were that age," Mr. West said.


"But parents are also responsible
for their children, and if you
place a light at one bus stop,
you'll have to do it for others."
Mr. Miller had noted that the
cost of providing electricity
would be roughly $8 per month,
not including the cost of
installing the light.
Dale Johnson of Anchor Lane
in Ortona said Mr. Miller has
been lobbying for street lighting
in the community since he
See Lighting Page 20


High School



gets award

MHES named National

Best Practice Site


For the second year in a row,
Moore Haven Elementary
School in Glades County was
named a National Best Prac-
tices Site by Pearson Digital
Learning and The Waterford
Institute.
Recently, teachers Shanon
Bass, Nicole Davis, Cindy
Ringstaff and Debbie Pressley
traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah
to make a presentation and to
accept MHES' award.
As noted on the company's
Web site, for Florida,
www.pearsondigital.com, .1
every year Pearson Digital
Learning and the Waterford
Institute get together to review
sites across the nation that met


the highest standard with quali-
ty research, implementation,
and results using the Waterford
programs.
Their applications provided
evidence of unique replicable
implementations and 'strong
evaluation design. They use
effective curriculum integration
and strong long-term parent
involvement and administrative
support,, with a measurable
impact on student achieve-
ment.
Recognized as a "success
stio for their use of the
Waterford Early Reading, Math
and Science curriculums, the
See MHES Page 20


County looks to



build'housing

By Tracy Whirls Lynn Topel and Glades County
The Glades County Board of State Housing Initiative Partner-
County Commissioners at their ship (SHIP) coordinator Nina
regular meeting Feb. 28 meet- Acree told the commissioners
ing approved a resolution that under the HOME program,
authorizing county officials to the smaller rural counties will
work with Florida Heartland be eligible to receive $750,000
Regional Economic Develop- in HUD funds, generally
ment Initiative (FHREDI) repre- reserved for larger, urban coun-
sentative and their counter- ties, by forming the regional
parts in Hendry, Highlands, cooperative.
Hardee, Okeechobee and DeS- According to Ms. Topel, the
oto Counties to develop a six counties will contribute
regional housing consortium, $30,000 from their SHIP funds,
which will allow the group to for a total of $180,000 in 2006
access Housing and Urban as a one-time, buy-in to the
Development (HUD) funds to program.
build low. to medium income While the funds, would be
housing in the county.
FHREDI executive director See County Page 20


Chalo Nitka Festival nears


By Mark Young
MOORE HAVEN The
annual Chalo Nitka, or "Big
Fish" festival will kick off Friday,
March 4 with Kids Day at Chalo
Nitka Park in Moore Haven.
Small fry registration begins
at 8 a.m. with the small fry fish-
ing contest starting at 9 a.m.
Beginning at 11 a.m., chil-
dren's games will enthrall the
youngsters, which will include
the popular bubble gum blow-
ing contest. There is a sched-
uled lunch break from noon-1
p.m., but snack items can be
found throughout the grounds
for the entire event.
Other scheduled events
include the haystack scramble,
following the children's games
and the animal show kid's
games at 2:30 p.m. Carnival
rides will be open at 6 p.m., the
Chalo Nitka Ranch Rodeo, at
Bronson Arena will be at. 7
p.m., and the teen dance is slat-
ed to begin at 8 p.m. and run
through 11:30 p.m. The day


focuses on the children but
ends with the adults getting
their turn as they hit the Doyle
Conner Ag Building dance floor
beginning at 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, will open
with a pancake breakfast in the
school cafeteria from 7:30-9:30
a.m. The Chalo Nitka parade
hits the streets at 10 a.m.
The festivities get kicked into
high gear at 11 a.m., as the craft
and food booths open, the car-
nival rides open, as well as the
opening ceremonies.
Introduction of the Chalo
Nitka royalty will soon follow at
11:15 a.m., with the Clewiston
Sugar Dolls dance teams set to
showcase their skills at 11:30
a.m.
A special presentation off
Vanishing Species Wildlife
commences at noon, followed
by the Glades Boys and Girls at
1 p.m. Beginning at 3 p.m.,
Cracker Jack and the RV Drifters
take the stage. The second
night of the Chalo Nitka Ranch


Rodeo begins at 7 p.m. The
teen dance opens at 8 p.m. and
the adult dance. begins at 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 6, the festival
continues from noon-5 p.m.
with the return of Cracker Jack
and the RV Drifters opening up
the day's events. The theme of
the day is "Gospel Sing", with
Rays of the Sun performing at
12:30 p.m.; Glory Singers at 1
p.m., Celebration Singers at
1:30 p.m., and Crystal River at 2
p.m.
Youth Ignition 4:13 takes
center stage at 2:30 p.m., Hattie
Taylor at 3 p.m., Youth-Self Evi-
dence at 3:30 p.m., Gospel Mes-
sengers at 4 p.m., and the Gods
of Glory rounding out the musi-
cal extravaganza at 4:30 p.m.
Carnival rides will be open
throughout the day and ven-
dors will be on site throughout
the festival. There is a $2 gate
admission donation at the gate.
For more details, call (863)
946-0440 or (863) 228-0639.


Courtesy photo
Chelsey Williams and Whitney Ball enjoy their drive around
town after being crowned individual beauty queens for their
age divisions, as the pageant officially started off the Chalo
Nitka Festival.


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Legendary '80s rocker Billy
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His numerous hit songs include
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Steel Pulse, one of Britain's
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form on Friday, April 29, on the
Florida Crystals Stage. The
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resulted in a Grammy award for
their "Babylon The Bandit"
album. Their single "Can't Stand
It" was featured in Spike Lee's
film "Do the Right Thing."
Latin singer Obie Bermtdez
will take the Florida Crystals Stage
Saturday, April 30. The native
Puerto Rican has released two
major albums with singles such
as "Antes" and "Me Canse de Ti."
Ryan Cabrera will perform


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Sunday, May 1. The 21-year-old
singer recently released his debut
album, "Take It All Away," which
includes the hit singles "On the
Way Down" and "True."
More headliners will be
announced as they are con-
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Advance discount tickets for
SunFest 2005 are on sale now at
http://www.sunfest.com and at
the SunFest store located at 525
Clematis Street in downtown
West Palm Beach.
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Inc., a nonprofit organization
based in West Palm Beach, is a
Tourist Development Council
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Department of State, Division of
Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts
Council and the National Endow-
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Jeannette Candelario Joel Mullins
and Rene Baeza and Rosalie Candelario.


Candelario-Baeza
Ramiro and Gladys Candelario
of Clewiston are proud to
announce the engagement of their
daughter Jeannette Caldelario to
Rene Baeza of Pahokee. The
prospective groom is the son of
Jose and Suzie Baeza of Pahokee. A
date for the wedding has not yet
been set.
The bride-to-be is a 2001 gradu-
ate of Clewiston High School. She
attends Palm Beach Community
College.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of
Pahokee High -School and is
emrnplo\ ed the U.S. Department of
Agriculture. After the wedding the
couple Will reside in Clewiston.

Candelario-Mullins
Ramiro and Gladys Candelario
of Clewiston are proud to
announce the engagement of their
daughter Rosalie Candelario to Joel
Mullins of Tampa. The prospective
groom is the son of Dave and Mary-
beth Drawbaugh of Stuart.


The bride-to-be is a 1995 gradu-
ate of Clewiston High School. She
graduated from Florida State Uni-
versity and went on to obtain her
law degree from the University of
Miami. She has her own law prac-
tice in Tampa.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of
Clewiston High School. He gradu-
ated from Florida State University
and is employed as a leasing con-
.sultant. After the wedding, the cou-
ple will reside in Stuart.

Lopez-Villarreal
Maria Teresa Lopez and Robert
Villarreal will be joined in marriage,
May 7, 2005. The bride is the
daughter of William and Rita Lopez
of Clewiston. The groom is the son
of Refugio and Beatrice Villarreal of
West Palm Beach. The wedding
ceremony will be held at Holy
Name of Jesus Church in West
Palm Beach. The bride will be
given away by her father, William
Lopez. The maid of honor is Amy
Martinez of West Palm Beach.
Bridesmaids are Jessica Thompson


Courtesy photo
Maria Teresa Lopez and
Robert Villarreal
of Clewiston; Myra Espinoza of
Clewiston; and Claudia Martinez of
Clewiston. The best man is Matt
Beroni of West Palm beach.
Groomsmen are Eric Villarreal of
West Palm beach; Eric Villarreal of
West Palm beach; Derk Migliavio of
West Palm beach; and Alex Matta
of West Palm Beach. The flower girl
is Savannah'Narango of Clewiston,
daughter of Joe and Melisha
Narango. The ring bearer is Jose A
Reyes, Jr. of Miami, son of Jose and
Alma Reyes. After a honeymoon
- trip to Coasta Maya in Mexico, the
couple will reside in West Palm
Beach. The groom is employed as
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The bride is employed as a Reallor


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2005 GENERAL CITY ELECTION

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driver's license, or some form of photo identification bearing your
signature to the polls on Election Day Tuesday, March 8, 2005 and, if a
Run-Off is necessary, on March 22, 2005. However, all registered voters
will be permitted to vote, even if you fail to bring proper identification, by
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vote at their designated precinct being one of the following locations:
Belle Glade Elementary School, Belle Glade Elks Lodge or Lake Shore
Civic Center. Please check your voter's registration card for the location
of your precinct.

CITY OF BELLE GLADE

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Culantro adds flavor and health benefits


This week, I tried a new herb.
It was something of an accident.
I asked my husband to buy some
potted cilantro for my herb garden.
The store was out of cilantro, but
he brought home a plant labeled
"culantro."
Culantro doesn't look anything
like' cilantro, but the two plants
have similar aromas.
Cilantro looks a lot like parsley.
It is sometimes called Chinese pars-
ley. The same plant produces two
herbs: cilantro (the leaves) and
coriander (the seeds).
Cilantro is often used in cooking
because the flavor is complimenta-
ry to so many foods. But it is also
reported to have medicinal bene-
fits. Cilantro is said to ease diges-
tion. Cilantro or coriander can be


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made into a tea and used to ease an,
upset stomach. Cilantro tea may
also help reduce inflammation -
some people use it to treat aches
and pains of arthritis.
The plant also contains an
antioxidant that helps preserve
foods by killing bacteria and fungi.
This same substance is said to help


humans fight infections. The folk
remedy is to wash a cut or scrape
and then sprinkle crushed corian-
der seeds on the cut to help prevent
infection.
Culantro comes from Central
America and the West Indies. It is
used in many Latin American
recipes.
While cilantro looks like parsley,
the culantro plant looks more like a
cactus. In fact, some varieties have
spikes on their leaves.
The aroma and flavor of the
cilantro and culantro are very simi-
lar. Culantro can be used in recipes
that call for cilantro. Just make sure
you remove any spikes before
chopping up the leaves.
Like cilantro, culantro has
medicinal uses. A tea made. from


culantro leaves is used to treat flu
symptoms. In some countries,
culantro tea is a home remedy for
diabetes and constipation.
Culantro is reported to be rich in
calcium, iron, Vitamin A and Vita-
min B2.
I found that either cilantro or
culantro works well in salsa.
Culantro has a slightly stronger fla-
vor, so if you are substituting it for
cilantro in recipes, use a little less.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
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attached to. Navy Mobile Con-
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Seven, the Seabees, forward
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homebase in Gulfport, Miss.
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to the island nation of Sri Lanka
in support of humanitarian assis-


tance. During their operations,
NMCB 7 provided 28,000 gal-
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well as demolished nine unsafe
buildings, floated two beached
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Obituaries


Dan McCarthy
Dan McCarthy, 82, of Clewiston
died Feb. 24, 2005 under the care of
Hope Hospice. He was born Sept.
28, 1922 at home in Okeechobee to
Daniel B. and Marie Futral
McCarthy. He attended the Univer-
sity of Florida, graduating in 1943
with a degree in Chemical Engi-
neering. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army, retiring as captain in
1946. He Married Ruth Claire
Ottens in 1946 and moved back to
the Lake Area founding Glades Gas
Company in Clewiston in 1947,
expanding with Belle Glade and
Okeechobee. He served his com-
munity as a member of St. Mar-
garet's Catholic Church, the
Knights of Columbus, and Knight
,:,f St Gi r,- j. H, '.,.s also acom-
missioner for the city ofClewiston
for 32 years and mayor of the city.
for two years. He was a founding
and lifetime member of Florida
Propane Gas Association, member,
Board of Directors of Hendry Gen-
eral Hospital for 25 years, founding
member of American Legion Post
in Clewiston, Honorary Lifetime
Member Clewiston Lions Club,
Lifetime Member Clewiston Cham-
ber of Commerce, a 25-gallon
donor to the Palm Beach County
Blood Bank, a 57-year member of
the Clewiston Volunteer Fire
Department, and a Founding Direc-
tor of Clewiston National Bank,
now Big Lake National Bank.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth
McCarthy of Clewiston and chil-
dren: Daniel, Jr. (wife Elaine), of Sil-
ver Springs, Maryland; David (wife
Barbara), of Stuart; Jim (wife Flo),
of Gastonia, North Carolina; Claire
(husband Freddy Ulloa), of Davie;
Marie (husband Tim Glass),. of
Deerfield Illinois; Monica (husband
Jim Clark), of Okeechobee; Dennis
(wife Karen), of Belle Glade; Kevin
(wife Debbie), of Clewiston;
Michael (wife Susan); Brandon,
and 24 grandchildren and one
great-grandsori.
A Community Memorial Service
will be Monday evening at 7 p.m. at
the John Boy auditorium.
Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at
11 a.m. at St. Margaret's Catholic
Church with Rev. Thomas Foudy
officiating. Burial will follow at the
Ridgelawn Cemetery.


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The family suggests Memorials
to Hope Hospice or St. Margaret's
Catholic Church or the Clewiston
Lions Club. Arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.

LaVester Virginia Hogan
LaVester Virginia Hogan, 72 of
Sanford,, died Thursday, Feb. 24,
2005. She was born in Monet,
Arkansas to James Carl and Sally
Jane (Click) Skelton. She was a
customer service representative in
the pharmaceutical industry. She is
survived by her son, GregoryT. Pre-.
ston of Hawaii and his wife Sookja
of Japan; daughters, Georgette Mc
Williams (Richard) of Melbourne,
Diane Masterton (Ian) of Apopka
and Cheryl Hernandez (Frank) of
Davie; eight grandchildren-and four
great-grandchildren; nephew Jim
Carraway of Ocala and niece
Bernarda Attman of Miami. The
Family would like to give special
thanks to the Guardian Manor for
all the special care. Arrangements
are being done by Baldwin-
Fairchild Funeral Home in Alta-
monte Springs,

Mario Vidal
Mario Vidal, 75, of Belle Glade
died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005. He was
born in Havana Cuba and lived in
Florida since 1963.
He is survived by his wife,
-Maria; sons Mario A. (wife


Michelle) of Wellington; Emitio
(wife Ciga) of Belle Glade; daugh-.
ter Marisela Leiva of West Palm
Beach; five grandchildren, two
great-grandchildren, one brother,
Rodolfo of Belle Glade, and many
nieces and nephews,
Services were held at St Phillip
Benizi Catholic Church Monday
Feb. 28. Arrangements were made
by Glades Funeral Chapel, in Belle
Glade.

Harriet Dorothy Burns
Harriet Dorothy Burns, 88, of
Moore Haven, passed away at
Grace Health Care of Clewiston on
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2005. The only
child of Harry and Regina Burns, of
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she had
resided in Moore Ha en since 1942.
She was a graduate of both Salis-
bury State Teacher's College in Sal-
isbury Maryland, and Florida South-
ern College, in Lakeland. For many
years, she was an elementary
school teacher in Hendry County,
Glades County, and Polk Elemen-
tary in Lake Wales. After her retire-
ment, she enjoyed growing roses,
tending to her yard, and raising Per-
sian cats. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Roger M.
Weeks and son Rodney K. Weeks.
She is survived by one daughter,
Robin Weeks. It was her wish to be
cremated. Donations may be made
to her church, First United
Methodist Church of Moore Haven.


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World War II German POWs were taken to Jack .nville,
Florida, where they were processed before 'le'hq sent to
camps throughout the state. Some found in,.,ibives in
Clewiston, where they helped harvest sugar cane; in Belle
Glade, where they worked in a cannery; P 1 in Polk County,
where they picked oranges.


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labor shortage during the war, and the POWs were paid to
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By MaryAnn Morris
During World War II, sons,
fathers, brothers went away to
the far side of the world to fight
the terrible war in Europe. State-
side, ration coupons were issued
for meat, butter, gasoline.
Women took up the jobs in facto-
ries and industry because the
men were off to the war. But the
war effort also deprived of agri-
culture of valuable labor.
Jamaican cane cutters refused to
travel from their island because
German U-boats harassed Ameri-
can shipping all along coastal
Florida.
"We could go to the beach,"
remembers Mrs. Frances Nail of
Clewiston. "Br' ewe went out to
eat at night,' had no light at all.
We grope .iong in the dark
because of f,: f. that the Ger-
mans woi see 'he light and
knowwhe' we .vi e."
Paul V. McNutt. Chairman of
War Manpower Commission
wrote Floi,-da Nenator Claude
Pepper that he iad certified to the
War Department the need to
establish detention camps for
Getman prisoners of war in Flori-
da "to supply much needed labor
in pulpwood cutting 0.and' ti,
gathering of naval stores."
The German POWs found
themselves in rural communities.
such as Belle Glade, where they
worked in a bean cannery; Polk
County, where they picked citrus
fruil; and, Clewiston, where they
',,-re put to work cutting sugar
cane.
Liberty Point Camp at Clewis-
ton was one of 26 prisoner war
camps that the U.S. government
established in Florida during
World War II.
Located eight miles southeast
of Moore Haven, aven Used to be
houring ofdruuuuuuthe green-
roofed white buildings had
housed laborers on U.S. Sugar's
plantations until February 1944
when no workers came. The
POW camp existed there until
Sept. 6, 1945, according to
"Hitler's Soldiers in the Sunshine
State," by Robert D. Billinger Jr.
According to the provisions of
the Geneva Conv'ention of 1929,
the German prisoners had the
same food, clothing, housing and
transportation that America's
own, soldiers stationed stateside
received.
The Red Cross initially called
the Clewiston camp, the "worst
camp ever seen" referring to the
103 degree heat and dusty condi-
tions caused by lack of rain.'
-Apparently the Red Cross
observers did not realize that
these were normal conditions for
the south Florida region. North-
ern bred German detainees and
American officials visiting the
camp must have had the same
experience that anyone moving
from northern areas has with
Florida summers those first
summers are awful! ,
But most of the camp's work-
ers were from Hitler's elite Afrika
Korps. They were tough and so
were the work and the conditions
at Clewiston. Detainees worked
eight hours a day harvesting sug-
arcane.
According to "Enemies in our
Midst," by Scott Fields, POWs
were paid for their labor up to
80 cents a day in camp coupons,
which they c:' ild use at the camp
store. The sture was run by the
POWs and pi oceeds were used
to buy sporting equipment and
musical instruments for the
POWs to ise during their frezc
time. The ':tore sold writing
implements, paper, seleci.e,
American newspapers and maga-
zines, soda, tobacco. The POWs
could also purchase up to two
bottles of beer a day, at a price of
10 cents a bottle.
Although Red Cross visitors
were appalled by the snake-
infested camp and cane fields,
snake catching was favorite pas-
time for P.O.Ws. When the cane
fields were burned for harvesting,


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prisoners would ask permission
to stand at the edges of the fields
and watch for the snakes to crawl
out.
In an interview in 1996, quot-
ed in, "Hitler's Soldiers in the


Sunshine State," Gerhard Ankiam
of Be:']in recalled that "he had
killed, a snake, had ants eat away
the flesn and kept the skin as a
prized souvenir."
The POWs even tried to tame
an alligator to keep as a pet but
changed their minds about it
when one of them was bitten.
At times the guards would
march the detainees healthy
young soldiers into town for.
exercise, much to the interested
delight of the young ladies ofc
Clewiston, whose menfolk were
overseas.
"These young men were real
poster boys. They were very, very
handsome. We heard they were


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and some of the local girls would
go and watch them when they
came to town," remembered
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lived with me at that time was
dating one of the American ser-

geants stationed there at Liberty
Point Camp."
"Today nothing remains of the
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CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Police Department's Narcotic Unit
conducted a pair of search war-
rants at separate residences within
the city limits of Clewiston on the
night of Feb. 19.
The first warrant was conduct-
ed at 828 E. Concordia Ave., apart-
ment 2, known to be controlled.by
W/M Israel Mathis, born Jan. 13,
1961. After entrance was gained by
members of the Clewiston Police
Department, Mathis and another
W/M, Richard Guthrie, born Jan.
10, 1968, were found inside.
After'both subjects were


secured, a search of the apartment
was conducted and the results of
the search yielded cocaine and
marijuana, which were packaged
for sale, weight scales, and other
drug paraphernalia, along with a
handgun and a shotgun rifle.
During the execution of the
search warrant, citizens entered the
immediate area. These subjects
were detained and searched. As a
result, two additional subjects were
arrested for possession of drug
paraphernalia. Those taken into
custody were W/F Rebecca Anne
Bythrow, born May 31, 1958 and


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license/vehicle inspection checks defective vehicle equipment,
in Glades and Hendry Counties Troopers will concentrate their
,throughout March. efforts on vehicles being operated
Checkpoints will be set up as with defects, such as bad brakes,
follows: worn tire and defective lighting
Week of March 4-10: Lewis equipment.'


Blvd., two miles south of SR-25;
Crescent Ave.
Week of March 11-17: Flag
Hole Road, two miles south of SR-
25; CR-731 on Muse.Road.
Week of March ,18-24: Devils
Garden Road .near D.O.T.
entrance; Crescent Ave.
Week of March 25-31: Lyons
Park and CR-78; SR-29, two miles
south of LaBelle.
Florida Highway Patrol Lieu-


In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
Florida, he said.
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equip-
ment and driver license laws of
Florida while ensuring the protec-
tions of all motorists, he contin-
ued.


W/M Gene Bruns, bom Jan. 9, 1958.
Mathis was arrested and
charged with possession of both
cocaine and marijuana with the
intent to sell or distribute within
1,000 feet of a church and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. Guthrie
was charged with possession of
drug paraphernalia along with an
outstanding warrant from Glades
County. :
The second warrant was con-
ducted at 428 E. Ventura Ave., again
within the city limits of Clewiston.
During the entry, three subjects,
W/F Christina Moore (DOB Oct. 5,


1985), W/M Adrian Mata (DOB Feb.
15, 1981) and W/M Orlando Mata
(DOB Feb. 15, 1986), along with a
three-month-old infant were
secured and detained during the
search of the residence.
The result of the search yielded
both cocaine and marijuana, found
throughout different parts of the
apartment including the infant's
room, refrigerator, and master bed-
room. Also found was a payout
ledger providing details, as to
whom and how much was pur-
chased.
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Alfredo Salinas, Alfredo Melendrez,
wanted for felony failure to appear
aggravated stalking; trespass upon
the grounds of a school facility; one
misdemeanor count of failure to
appear battery and failure to
appear improper driver's license,
expired more than four months,
attaching license plate not
assigned. His date of birth is 12-31-
76. He is a white male, 5' 6" tall and
weighs 195 lbs. with brown hair
and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on
his right arm, tattoo on his right
forearm and tattoo on his right
wrist. His last known address was
SE Ave. G, Belle Glade. His occupa-
tion is laborer.


Courtesy photo
Alfredo Malendez
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involved in a serious crime, call Malendez was a wanted fugitive
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS. at the time of this publication.


FEMA housing occupants being recertified


ORLANDO Officials with
the Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)
have begun the process in Flori-
da to review the eligibility of
occupants living in FEMA travel
travelers and mobile homes.
FEMA and Florida's State
Emergency Response Team
(SERT) continue to assist Floridi-
ans with their housing needs,
leasing occupants into travel
trailers and mobile homes daily.
In order to continue to occupy a
temporary housing unit, occu-
pants must make an ongoing
effort to obtain permanent hous-
ing at the earliest possible date
and accept adequate alternate
housing when it becomes avail-
able. .-
FEMA housing personnel will
regularly follow-up on the efforts
of occupants of the travel trailers
and mobile homes to obtain per-
manent housing.
Occupants must develop and


pursue a permanent housing
plan while staying in FEMA-pro-
vided temporary housing.
Renters should contact their pre-
vious landlords to find out if they
will be permitted to move back
into their previous unit. Home-
owners should follow-up with
contractors on the progress of
repair/rebuilding work.
FEMA personnel can refer
those with special needs to state
programs and voluntary agen-
cies. Occupants with no housing
options will be given informa-
tion to help them find available
lodging.
"The units FEMA brought in
to ease Florida's housing short-
age after the hurricanes provide'
renters and homeowners with a
safe, sanitary and functional
place to live while repairs are
made on their permanent
homes," said Craig Fugate, state-
coordinating officer with SERT.
"It is now time to begin getting
people back to more permanent


arrangements."
More than $537 million in the
form of rental. assistance and
home repairs has been distrib-
uted to Floridians affected by the
four hurricanes.
"FEMA, state officials and
property owners continue to
work in partnership during the
recovery phase of these disas-
ters," said Bill Carwile, federal
coordinating officer. "As federal
dollars are disbursed, we hope
Floridians make necessary
repairs. We know renters and
homeowners want to move
back into their permanent resi-
dences as quickly as possible."
Housing occupants receiving
rental assistance who need addi-
tional funds must request that
assistance through the FEMA
Helpline at (800) 621-FEMA
(3362) or TTY (800) 462-7585 for
the speech- or hearing-impaired.
They will be asked to show that
they have a continued housing
need and have expended all


rental funds previously received.
The State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) is a col-
laboration of Florida's state
agencies led by the state coordi-
nating officer. SERT's mission is
to ensure that Florida is prepared
to -respond to emergencies,
recover from them, and mitigate
their impacts. Visit www.flori-
dadisaster.org for the latest infor-
mation on the hurricane relief
efforts.
FEMA prepares the nation for
all hazards and manages federal
response and recovery efforts,
following any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigation
activities, trains first responders,
works with state and local emer-
gency managers, and manages
the National Flood Insurance
Program .and the U.S. Fire
Administration. FEMA became
part of the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security on March 1,
2003.


Clewiston Police crack down on alcohol sales to minors


CLEWISTON -The Clewiston
Police Department, along with the
Division of Alcohol and Beverage,
conducted an investigation into
the sale of alcohol and tobacco to
underage minors within the city,
Feb. 25.
This operation consisted with
sending underage minors into 14
local supermarkets and conven-
ience stores in an attempt to pur-
chase alcohol and tobacco prod-
ucts.
The investigation was spurred
by complaints from local citizens,
most of those being parents, to
investigate unsubstantiated
" rumors that minors were. pur-


chasing alcohol and tobacco due
to local stores failing to check
identification of younger patrons.
Results of the investigation
confirmed that three of the 14
.stores had in fact sold alcohol to
the minor, with two of them con-
firming the minors age through
their legitimate Florida identifica-
tion card, prior to actually selling.
the products to the minor.
All three store clerks were
arrested and a Notice to Appear
was issued to appear in court
March 28. The Division of Alcohol
Tobacco and Beverage issued all
three stores a notice of violation.
One of the three clerks arrest-


ed, Pravinbhai Patel, was discov-
ered to be the owner of the Star
Food Mart West and was charged
with his second violation of sell-
ing alcohol to minors. ATB will be
investigating Patel's license fur-
ther with a possibility of a stricter
punishment, if found guilty of the
charge.
This investigation assisted the
Clewiston Police Department in
identifying those local stores with-
in their jurisdiction, as to who was
and who was not adhering to
local and state laws, and proper
procedures pertaining to the sales
of alcohol and tobacco to our
younger citizens.


The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment urges all stores owners and
operators to train employees to
be aware of and adhere to appli-
cable state law concerning under-
age sale of tobacco and alcohol
products. When there is any
doubt-- check I.D.
Chief Don Gutshall commend-
ed those businesses already con-
ducting themselves within the
scope of state law.
"We will be continuing our
association with ATB in making
every effort to enforce state alco-
hol and tobacco laws in Clewis-
ton," he said.


Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here, who is
later found not guilty, or who has
the charges against him dropped,
is welcome to inform the newspa-
per. We will confirm the informa-
tion and print it.
The following individuals were
arrested by the Belle Glade Police
Department.
On Feb. 14, Wesser Altidor, 18,
was arrested on charges of'retail
theft.
On Feb. 15, Manuel Alexander
Marrero, 18, was arrested and
charged with burglary of a
dwellig, petit theft and. resisting


arrest without violence.
On Feb. 15, Tony Martin, 20,
was arrested on'a warrant. He is
accused of robbery.
On Feb. 16, Derrick Beckford,
21, was arrested and charged
with domestic battery.
On Feb. 17, a 16-year-old juve-
nile was arrested and. charged
with petit theft
On Feb. 18, Shedrick McKel-
ton, 28, was arrested and charged
with false imprisonment and sim-
ple battery.
On Feb. 18, Robert Cohran Jr.,
33, was arrested and charged
with possession of cocaine, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia and


loitering and prowling.
On Feb. 18, Syetha Rumph, 18,
was arrested and charged with
domestic battery.
On Feb. 19, Quintella Desir, 22,
was arrested and charged with
child abuse and aggravated
assault.
On Feb. 19, Odensa Sider, 32,
was charged with throwing, a
deadly missile into an occupied
vehicle.
On Feb. 19, Lanora Jones, 24,
was arrested and charged with
domestic battery and child abuse.
On Feb. 19, Samuel Grant, 40,
was arrested and charged with
retail theft.


On Feb. 19, Harold Steward,
60, was arrested and charged
with domestic battery.
On Feb. 19, Isalya Singleton,
23, was arrested and charged .
with obstruction of justice.
On Feb. 19, Alvin Williams, 21,
was arrested and charged with
domestic battery.
On Feb. 19, Willie Jones, 39,
was arrested and charged with
possession of imitation substance
with intent to sell, possession of
narcotic paraphernalia, tamper-
ing with evidence, resisting arrest
without violence, and violation of
probation.


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Resurrection eggs a comparative Easter story told


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Stephen was one of those spe-
cial youth who touched my life. He
was energetic. He was a leader. He
had an open heart for the Lord, and
he loved helping make things hap-
pen in the youth group. And if that
wasn't enough, he had a cute older
sister. I couldn't have asked for
much more as a single young min-
ister.
Around Easter, God blessed me
with a program that Stephen really
took to heart. I gave everyone an
empty Leggs container (the ones
shaped like eggs), and challenged
them to. go find something that


Ministry

The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas Ph.D+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
The New Testament is full of ref-
erences to healing. It was a central
part of the ministry of Jesus and
one that was carried out by the dis-
ciples, later the apostles, and the
faithful ever since. .
It has Old Testament roots and is
a fascinating part of religious prac-
tice ever since. Even non-believers
are intrigued by it and the healing
arts often recognize the place of
spirituaVreligious/faith dimensions
in making people whole once
more.
Attended a conference spon-
sored by the American Society of
Clinical Hypnosis in the 1980s and


symbolized
new life and
place it in their
"egg." We
ended up with
flowers and
insects and all
kinds of offer-
ings. After-
wards, I
showed them Pastor
an empty egg, John Hicks
and shared


empty tomb and its' meaning. He
called his eggs "resurrection eggs".
Then, Stephen came out of
remission. In six weeks, I saw a
healthy, energetic young man
become a puffy, lethargic mass.
Although the cancer affected
Stephen's body, it did not affect his
spirit. He still had a positive outlook
and still loved to share resurrection
eggs with those around him.
Stephen eventually slipped into
a coma and was admitted to the


dying."
With my heart in my throat, I
entered Stephen's room. Stephen
was in a pre-natal position making
whimpering sounds like a little
puppy. Not knowing what else to
do, I held Stephen's hand and start-
ed to pray. I don't know the time-
frame, but I suddenly noticed that
the whimpering had stopped. I
looked up and saw Stephen look-
ing at me. I will never forget his
look or what he told me.


The church was filled to overflow- base is a plaque remembering
ing with students and young peo- Stephen Haight. It's a tribute to a
ple giving testimony after testimony young man who touched many
about how Stephen's faith had lives not only with his resurrection
touched their lives. Many came eggs, but with his resurrection faith.
with the resurrection eggs that Because the tomb is empty, we
Stephen had given them. One of can have new life. Because the
the resurrection eggs was even tomb is empty our lives can be full.
placed in his coffin. Stephen's' body Because the tomb is empty, we can
we placed in the earth, but go forth as people brimming with
Stephen's spirit had already been the resurrection love of God. Be
claimed he had gone to be with graceful in spirit, hopeful in word,
Jesus. faithful in deed. Live for the risen


with them about the tomb being hospital. One day as I was heading "John, I'm going to be with If you ever happen to be in Christ as Christ lives in you. And
empty and how that meant new life to the church, I got the inkling to Jesus. Take care of my mom and Sandy Springs, Georgia, stop by remember, when the day comes,
for us all. Stephen liked the illustra- stop at the hospital to see him. As I dad." North Springs United Methodist as people with resurrection faith,
tion so much that he started hand- went up to the floor, I mhet A short while later, Stephen did Church. There you will find a Dog- we can claim and proclaim with
ing out empty eggs at school, shar- Stephen's dad, who with tears in go to be with Jesus, but his words wood tree blossoming with new full assurance, "I'm going to be
ing with the recipients about the his eyes shared, "John, my son is of assurance stayed in my heart. life during the Easter Season. At its with Jesus!"


where the rubber hits the road, healing begins


one of the opening speakers talked
about "God causing a deep sleep
to fall upon Adam (Genesis 2:21) as
he removed a rib."
In the midst of this secular
group of physicians, psychologists,
psychiatrists and therapists was a
recognition that God had some-
thing to do with the first "surgical"
intervention and there was some-
thing that linked body, mind, and
spirit. Numerous books have been
written about the body-mind-spirit
connection and their interactions in.
all of us.
Studies of the relationship
between sickness and guilt, pray-
ing and healing time, wellness and
religious practice are in the litera-
ture, and point the way to the place
of faith in the healing arts. In fact,


the earliest hospitals made and
acknowledgement of the represen-
tatives of the
religious com-
munity as part
of the healing
team. -
I have visited
a medieval hos- .
pital, the best -. .
that was avail-
able in the day
and age that Reverend
was founded by Reverend
religious orders. Samuel .
Today,,we have Thomas
separated strict-
ly religious practices from the heal-
ing or curing of people (there is a
difference!). I believe that such a
separation may be for the better.


I also know of those who claim
to practice healing in the name of
religion and exploit others, make
use of the need of the desperate to
further their own needs and who
do such things to their own aggran-
dizement rather than to support the
ministry of the Lord.
Healing ministries, like the heal-
ing arts themselves, are a special-
ized part of ministry and requires
special training, skills and
approaches. I was glad when our
local hospital administrator gave
his ."blessing" to the work of the
clergy in the community who
wanted to set up a volunteer chap-
lain's program at the Hendry Coun-
ty Regional Medical Center.
I was grateful when laypersons
volunteered their materials and


expertise, and made gifts to our
local hospital chapel to beautify
and refurbish it. The clergy involved
in the ecumenical ministry owe
their best efforts to those to be
served in this dimension of special-
ized ministry both to the commu-
nity and to the hospital that shares
in their ministry.
Local clergy always visit their
own members, but the visitor, the
unaffiliated, those who distance
themselves from their former reli-
gious affiliations, those in crisis
often find themselves in the hospi-
tal and need away of calling on that
spiritual dimension that plays avital
role in healing so many times.
Hospitals, and all of our institu-
tions, are places where "the rubber
hits the road" in people's lives the


place where faith in the body-
mind-spirit link can contribute to
healing or not. I am grateful that
our community has' once more
shown a willingness to offer anoth-
er resource o those who will take
advantage of it.
When I came to Clewiston, I
kept my affiliation with the advisory
committee for chaplain's training
at Jackson Hospital in Miami. It
means periodic out-of-town trips,
but it is worth it to share with a
multi-disciplinary team in healing.
It is great to know that we in'
Clewiston join with the world-class
hospitals in recognizing the need
for healing the whole person. Keep
chaplains in your thoughts and
prayers, they'll help with the heal-
ing too.


Worship Safety Act will


protect religious freedoms
By Charlie Christ
Florida Attorney General Guest


On Nov. 22, 2004, worshipers
gathered at St. Anthony's parish in
Ft. Lauderdale to practice their
faith. The morning service was a
part of their normal routine, but
this morning would turn out to be
anything but normal.
As the Mass was about to begin,
masked intruders burst in, robbed
the parishioners at gunpoint and
stole not only their possessions, but
their sense of security. What kind
of morally bankrupt individual
would choose to single out people
of faith to be crime victims? The
answer is: The worst kind.
Robbery is a crime that needs to
be prosecuted no matter where it
takes place, but there is an extra
sense of vulnerability among those
who visit their church, synagogue,
mosque, temple or other place of
worship.
Just as in our homes, we-expect
to be safe in our places of worship,
and the law should work to ensure
that safety.
While we are all potential vic-
tims of crime in our homes or in
our cars, Florida law carries no
stiffer penalty for crimes commit-
ted in a place that many Floridians
view just as personally their
place ofworship.
The law provided special pro-
tections against carjacking or home
inr\.sio-r r'Iobbn,r but not for rob-
beries committed in a place that


Commentary

should be a sanctuary from crime.
Fortunately, thanks to the leader-
ship of Representatives Tim Ryan
and Jack Seiler, as well as Senator
Jeff Atwater, we have an opportuni-
ty to create the same stiff penalties
for crimes occurring in our places
of worship, as those that apply to
crimes involving our homes and
vehicles.
I am pleased to be working with
these members of the Florida Leg-
islature on a "Worship,,Safety Act"
that will better protect our citizens.
This new law would enhance
penalties for offenses that involve
the use or threat of physical force or
violence if those crimes are com-
mitted in places of worship. Stiffer
penalties should make criminals
think twice about violating the
sanctity of our churches, syna-
gogues, temples and mosques.
There is a need for this legisla-
tion, and it was put best by St.
Anthony priest, Father Jerry Single-
ton when he told the South Florida
Sun-Sentinel, "It's a message that in
a society, even a crime-ridden one,
there are still some things 'that
should be considered sacred."
Floridians have the fundamen-
tal rihl-i to \it- orship %%ithoul feai. Let
us further sollidir [hat righl by sup-
porting this rrieasure


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Scam offers lucrative 'work at home'


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son last week announced actions
taken against 16 business oppor-
tunity companies as part of a state
and~\federal nationwide crack-
down on business opportunity
and work-at-home schemes.
Mr. Bronson joined Federal
Trade Commission Chairperson
Deborah Platt Majoras, the U.S.
Department of Justice, the U.S.
Attorney's Office and the U.S.
Postal Inspection Service at a
press conference at the FTC's
Washington, D.C., headquarters
to. announce "Project Biz Opp
Flop," a coordinated attack on
misleading and bogus money-
making schemes. Thirteen other
states were also involved in the
investigations and more than 200
enforcement actions have been
taken by various government
agencies.
"I am extremely pleased that
we have been able to work with
our federal partners to take action
against companies that cost con-
sumers tens of millions of dollars
every year," Mr. Bronson said.
"Florida's growth has created a
huge magnet for business oppor-
tunity and work-at-home scams
and it takes a united effort to inves-
tigate and prosecute con artists
who prey on someone's desire to
own his or her own business or
supplement their incomes."
Mr. Bronson's Division of Con-
sumer Services assisted federal
agencies in their investigations
against numerous Florida-based.
companies. Of the 16 cases the
FTC filed in federal court, seven
were in Florida. The federal agen-
cies are freezing assets, seeking
temporary restraining orders and
civil penalties. The FTC has
assigned two attorneys to work as
special assistant U.S. Attorneys in
the Southern District of Florida to
assist in the prosecution of busi-
ness opportunity fraud. The inves-
tigations have laid the ground-
work for criminal enforcement
actions taken by the Justice
Department and U.S. Attorney's
Office. The U.S. Attorriey's Office
for the Southern District of Florida
has filed criminal charges against
14 people for their involvement in
business opportunity scams.
Bronson issued fines against 16
business opportunities ranging
from $2,000 to $6,000 for techni-
cal violations of the state's busi-
ness opportunity law.
Business opportunities are
defined as an offer to assist a per-
son in starting his or her own busi-
ness by providing either
through sales or lease prod-
ucts, equipment, supplies or serv-
ice needed to carry on the busi-
ness, such as locator services
(finding locations to place vend-
ing machines, pre-paid phone
card kiosks, display racks etc.)
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-


vices regulates business opportu-
nities that cost more than $500,
requiring them to register with the
Department, submit financial dis-
closure and obtain an advertising
identification number (AIN) to use
in all advertising. The Department
received more than 1,000 com-'
plaints against business opportu-
nities in 2004 and collected more
than $47,000 in fines.
As part of Project Biz Opp Flop,
the FTC and states are also work-
ing on a public education cam-
paign to help consumers identify
potential scams and avoid them in
the first place. The FTC has made
materials available on its website
at www.ftc.gov. Additional infor-
mation about "Project Biz Opp
Flop" is also available on this web-
site.
"The majority of the business
opportunity and work-at-home
scams close up shop and disap-
pear before any consumers real-
ized they have been victimized,"
Mr. Bronson said. "It is nearly
impossible to get consumers'
refunds from outright scams so
public education is the biggest
weapon we have in combating
these crimes. I commend the FTC
for aggressively reaching out to
the public to help prevent them
from becoming victims in the first
place."
Mr. Bronson's Department has
additional information about busi-
ness opportunities on its website
at www.800helpfla.com. Con-
sumers can also call the Depart-
ment's hotline at 1-800-HELPFLA
(1-800-435-7352) to find out if a
business opportunity is .properly
registered and to check on the
complaint history of the company.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
FINED FOR FLORIDA LAW VIO-
LATIONS:
1. 1-800-VENDING, INC., 347 N
300 outh, Suite 201 Kaysville,
Utah. VIOLATION: Advertising for
business after the Advertising
Identification Number had
expired. SETTLEMENT: $2,000
find.
2. AMERICAN CIGAR COMPA-
NY, 3778 E Hartsel Drive, #304,
Colorado Springs, Colorado. VIO-
LATION: Advertising in Florida
and not properly filed. SETTLE-
MENT: $2,000 fine and agreed to
cease doing business in Florida.
3. AMERICAN TECHNOLO-
GIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.,,
2835 Kirby Avenue, N.E., Suite
106, Palm Bay, Florida. VIOLA-
TION: Misleading advertisement.
SETTLMENT: $2,000 fine and
agreed to comply with Florida law.
4. CANDY KING OF AMERICA,
INC., 7890 Peters Road, Suite
G100, Plantation, Florida. VIOLA-
TION: Failed to provide the names
of 10 purchasers of the business
opportunity .' to prospective
investor. SETTLEMENT: $2,000
fine and agreed to comply with
Florida law.
5. CAROUSEL MARKETING,
INC., 6215 Rangeline Road, Bldg.


Thank You


Project Graduation
says thanks!

A big thank you goes out to
everyone in our community who
supported "Cow Patty Bingo"
sponsored by Project Graduation.
John Biggs was the winner of the
$1,000 prize. We appreciate the


support all those w\ho bought
tickets and also would like to
especially thank Clifton Story for
staking out our grid, Tim Smith
for loaning us the stakes, and to
Katy Cline for use of her calf.
Jeanette Peeples
Chairperson, Cow Patty Bingo
Project Graduation


102, Theodore, Alabama. VIOLA-
TION: Failed to put Advertising
Identification Number in ad and
provided incomplete financial dis-
closure in sales packages. SET-
TLEMENT: $2,000 fine and agreed
to comply with Florida law.
6. CYBERWIZE.COM, INC.,
2829 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota,
Florida. VIOLATION: Selling busi-
ness opportunities without being
registered. SETTLEMENT: $3,000
fine and ceased business opportu-
nity activities in Florida.
7. ENTERTAINMENT FAST
FOOD COUPONS, 1800 Spruce
Creek Blvd., E4, Port Orange, Flori-
da. VIOLATION: Failure to submit
required financial 'disclosure
forms With the Department. SET-
TLEMENT: $2,000 fine and agreed
to cease doing business in Florida.
8. FUTUREQUEST MARKET-
ING, INC., 102 N.E. Second Street,
Suite 267, Boca Raton, Florida.
V TIO N: Offering business
opportunities prior to Department
approval of financial disclosure
documents. SETTLEMENT: $5,000
fine and agreed to. comply with
Florida law.
9. GLOBAL RESOURCES, INC.,
12550 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 705,
North Miami, Florida. VIOLA-
TIONS: Purchase order offered to
investor different than document
on file with Department; failure to
provide names of 10 investors to
prospective buyer; offering can-
cellation clause without providing
a bond with the Department; loca-
tion assistance offered to buyer
that is contrary to information in
the disclosure filed with the
Department. SETTLEMENT:
$6,000 fine and agreed to comply
with Florida law.
10. POWER INTERNET TERMI-
NALS, 3400 Lakeside Drive, Suite
510, Miramar, Florida. VIOLA-
TIONS: Purchase order signed by
buyer did not contain required


Advertising Identification Num-
ber; seller failed to provide the
names of 10 investors to buyer;
seller failed to disclose cease-and-
desist order from the state of Ore-
gon in disclosure documents filed
with the Department. SETTLE-
MENT: $2,000 fine and agreed to
comply with Florida law.
11. ROUTE WIZARD, INC.,
1847 Robison Hill Road, Mont-
gomery, Alabama. VIOLATION:
Failure to file financial disclosure
statement with Department. SET-
TLEMENT: $4,000 fine and agreed
to stop doing business in Florida.
12. STRATEGIC CAPITAL ATM
SERVICES, LLC- 1177 George
Bush ,Blvd., Suite 201, Delray
Beach, Florida. VIOLATION: Sell-
ing business opportunities prior to
approval of financial disclosure
documents filed with Department.
SETTLEMENT: $2,000 fine and
agreed to comply with Florida law.
13. TAXBACK, LLC. No infor-
mation available at press release
time.
14. TOUCHPOLL, INC., 1879
Aloma Avenue, Suite 260, Winter
Park, Florida. VIOLATION: Selling
business opportunity prior to reg-
istering-with the Department. SET-
TLEMENT: $500 fine and agreed to
register and comply with Florida
law.
15. UNITED MERCHANTS
GROUP, LLC, 1900 N.W. Corpo-
rate Blvd., Suite 400, Boca Raton,
Florida. VIOLATIONS: Failure to
provide the names of 10 investors
to purchaser; failure to give
investor disclosure documents
prior topurchase; contract signed
by investors differs from the con-
tract on file with the Department.
SETTLEMENT: $6,000 fine and
agreed to cease doing business in
Florida.
16. VENDING FOR CHARITY,
Liverpool, N.Y. No information
available at press release time.


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


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Monica Herrera was named Pageant winners from throughout the state joined to help at
this year's Miss Latina. the Miss Latina Pageant.


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Jessica Figueroa, right,
stands ready for her question.


Miss Latina a beautiful success


Monica Herrera named this year's winner
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza With music and dance lit clearly on formed a number of songs during
BELLE GLADE They came the stage and the emotion spilling the pageant. Miss Chiquitita paid
from throughout the Glades, wing onto the darkened theatre, there homage to Tejano music artist Sele-
for the topspots in this, year's Miss wasn't a dull moment that night, na with a dance routine and Nick
Latina Pageant. The girls, ranging in Seven girls participated in the Ramos performed a flawless
ages and nationalities all proudly Miss Teen Latina contest, with Michael Jackson dance number.
proclaimed their Hispanic heritage another eight hopefuls in the Miss The community came out to-
and strode in the Dolly Hand Cul- Latina contest. Miss Teen Latina support the competition, wit-
tural Arts Center in Belle Glade girls were 17 and under, while Miss nessed by a packed room Saturday
ready to claim their title. Latina girls were 18 and up. Yadira night at the cultural arts center.
At the end of the night, the Lorenzo, a 17-year-old cinched the participants and the audience filed
award went to 20-year-old Monica Miss Teen Latina title. participants andhe theatre, organizer Mila-
Herrera of Clewiston. Herrera a They all took part in the swim- gros Navarro looked forward to
girl with a captivating smile suit and evening dress competition. nextyear's competition.'
sponsored by Glades Media Group, Girls- shooting for Miss Latina For the winner, it was an unfor-
who caught the attention of the. answered one question each. gettable night.
judges and ultimately received the Stealing attention away from A few seconds before her name
nod. the girls momentarily was Jencar- was announced a cry was heard in
Between the introduction of the los, an entertainer from Miami who the audience: "Monica!" said a
girls and the final decision, the had the audience moving to his voice amid the silence.
audience was treated to yet anoth- rhythmic music and dance. Jencar- And then it was official. Last
er successful Miss Latina Pageant. los serenaded the girls and per- year's winner, Lissette Martinez

Senior Connections provides help


Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades Counties who
need assistance with such issues
as roof repair, debris removal,
insurance deductibles, appliance
repair or replacement, chore
work, etc. Elders in need of help
can speak with a specially trained
outreach worker in Clewiston on
-Mondays and Tuesdays,(983-
7088) and LaBelle Wednesday
through Friday(675-1446.)

Upcoming events
Family Caregiver Support
Group meetings in March will
feature a discussion with an
Alzheimer's Disease specialist.
All meetings take place from 4-5
p.m. at Senior Connections
offices: March 16 in LaBelle,
March 23 in Clewiston, and
March 30 in Moore Haven. Call
946-1821 in Moore Haven, 983-
7088 in Clewiston, and in LaBelle,
call 675-1446 for more info.
,Nobles Senior Center exercise
classes meet Mondays, Wednes-
days and Fridays at 9 a.m. Come
and join this lively group for bet-
ter health.
Garners are meeting every
Monday starting at 1 p.m, at the
Nobles Center for cards, Scrabble
and you-name-it. All are wel-
come.


Elder services
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE counselor is avail-
able every Wednesday morning
free of charge at Nobles Center and
in Moore Haven at Senior Connec-
tions offices. *NEW* Medication
assistance through LEAPS is avail-
able March 16 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
at Senior Connections office in
Moore Haven. Legal help from
Florida Rural Legal Services is avail-
able at Nobles Senior Center in
LaBelle on March 9 from 9 a.m. to
noon (call 675-1446 to make
appointment) and at Senior Con-
nections office in Moore Haven on
March 24 from 9 a.m. to noon (call


946-1821 to make appointment).

Faith in Action
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and Moore
Haven in 2005. Residents of any
age with chronic disease or illness
in those areas who have a need for
assistance with everyday tasks of
living can call Liz at 983-7088 or
675-1446 for more information.
Those with a desire to make a dif-
ference in someone's life by volun-
teering are encouraged to call the
same phone numbers for more
information on this wonderful vol-
unteer program benefiting resi-
dents in Hendry/Glades Counties.


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handed Ms. Herrera the crown.
After the pageant, Monica was
pleasantly surprised and'still soak-
ing up the excitement. "I'm very
happy," she said. As to the voice in
the crowd, she wondered, "I don't
knowwho that was."


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Monday, February 28, 2005, starting at
and ending at 3:00 p.m.;


7:00 a.m.


Tuesday, March 1, 2005 through Saturday,.
March 5, 2005, starting 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 your voter identification
card, driver's license, or some form of photo identifica-
tion bearing your signature. However, all Belle Glade
registered voters will be permitted to vote, even if you
fail to bring proper identification, by completing the
required affidavit verifying 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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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, March 3,2005.


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County, Florida on the following dates and times:
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The City of Belle Glade will hold "Early Voting" prior
to its March 8, 2005 municipal election. All eligible vot-
ers may cast their ballot at Belle Glade City Hall, 110
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. West, Palm Beach
County, Florida 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.;











Sign-up begins for USDA tree assistance program


CLEWISTON Agricultural
landowners in need of financial
relief for trees, bushes, vines, and
forest land damaged by natural dis-
asters that occurred between Dec.
1, 2003,'and Dec. 31, 2004, have a
new option for help through the
USDA's Tree Assistance Program
(TAP), according to FSA (Hendry-
Collier-Glades) County Executive
Director (Joy D. Uossas).
Agriculture Secretary, Mike
Johanns announced that sign-up
for the USDA's Tree assistance Pro-
gram (TAP) began Feb. 7. Funding
for TAP was authorized by the Mili-
tary Construction and Emergency
Hurricane Supplemental Appropri-
ations Act, 2005 (2005 Appropria-
tions Act), and signed into law by
President Bush last October.


"This legislation," said Johanns,
"provides more than $3 billion in
relief to farmers, ranchers, foresters
and other agricultural producers
who suffered damage due to
severe weather in recentyears."
TAP is the first of several pro-
grams to be launched in 2005 to
help producers recover from natu-
ral disasters that occurred in 2003
and 2004.
The sing-up period for General
TAP, TAP-Timber, and TAP-Pecans
will end either on March 18, or 14
calendar days after the Federal Reg-
ister Notice is published. Approved
funding for the tap programs
includes:
-Funding for General TAP,
which is available for eligible
orchardists.
-Funding for rehabilitation and
related costs for pecan trees
destroyed or damaged as a result of
tropical -storms, hurricanes, and
related events that were located in
a presidential-disaster declared
county.
-Funding for forest timber own-
ers for replanting.


Owners of eligible trees, bushes
and vines, from which an annual
crop is produced for commercial
purposes; eligible forest land own-
ers who produce crops of timber
for commercial purposes; and eli-
gible pecan producers may receive
assistance under TAP.
Producers who received pay-
ments under Section 32 of the Act
of August 24, 1934, for 2004 hurri-
cane losses, or the Florida Citrus
Disaster Program (funded by the
same Act), are ineligible to receive
benefits under the general TAP and
for forest timber. However, produc-
ers may receive both section 32
payments and TAP payments for
pecan rehabilitation. In addition,
producers are ineligible for both
Emergency Conservation Program
and TAP assistance for the same
losses.
TAP for Orchardists: Funding as
necessary has been authorized for
benefits under the 2005 Appropria-
tions Act for losses which occurred
during the period beginning Dec. 1,
2003, and ending Dec. 31, 2004, for
eligible orchardists to replant trees,


bushes and vines that were grown
to produce an annual crop. Bene-
fits will not be prorated.
TAP for Forest Timber Produc-
ers: In addition, the 2005 Appropri-
ations Act authorized $15 million
for assistance to eligible producers
who meet all requirements and
produce periodic crops of forest
timber for commercial use, and
who suffered timber losses or
damage during the period begin-
ning Dec. 1, 2003, and ending Dec.
31, 2004. If all eligible claims filed
during the application period are
greater than the available funds,
benefits will be prorated.
TAP for Pecan Tree Producers:
The 2005 Appropriations Act also
authorized $8.5 million in TAP
assistance for producers who suf-
fered crop damage to pecan trees.


The funds will reimburse produc-
ers for pruning, rehabilitation and
other related costs. Pecan produc-
ers must be located in a presiden-
tially declared disaster county that
suffered hurricane or tropical


storm-related tree losses related to
the 2004 hurricane season. If all eli-
gible claims filed during the appli-
cation period are greater than the
available funds, benefits will be
prorated.


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Homeward
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The Homeward Bound
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will present a concert at
the First Christian Church,
201 N. Francisco Street, in
Clewiston, on Sunday,
March 6, at the 11 a.m.
worship hour. The group is
composed of Randy and
Darrell Paddock, Les
Moore and Brock Thorns-
brough, all from Indiana.
Jackie Miller, minister, of
First Christian, encourages
everyone to attend. A
freewill love offering will be
received for the group fol-
lowing the concert. Home-
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form at Lakeport Christian
Church on March 6 at 7
p.m. The public is invited to
attend.


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Kiwanis Club helps area seniors address emergencies


LABELLE Since 1995, two
great service organizations in
LaBelle have made a difference in
the lives of many older residents in
the area. Sue Gulley,. Executive
Director of Senior Connections,
and Debra Woodford, President of
the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle,


announced Tuesday that the two
groups will once again work
together to address emergency
needs among the elderly in the
LaBelle area. A $5,000 grant from
the Kiwanis Club to Senior Connec-
tions will continue the work begun
last year to provide a safety net for


senior citizens who find them-
selves in need of emergency or
temporary assistance due to spe-
cial circumstances.
The agency's "Good Samari-
tan" program is meant to help eld-
ers whose situations require imme-
diate assistance, without the


customary waiting period experi-
enced by enrollees into federal or
state-funded programs. In 2004,
elders were helped with meals, util-
ities payments, home repairs, and
other emergency needs, all made
possible by the Kiwanis grant.
S"We have a long-standing part-


nership with the Kiwanis Club of
LaBelle that has made significant
impact on the needs of seniors less
fortunate in our community. The
Club is to be commended for its
community outreach to the elder-
ly," said Ms. Gulley.
Senior Connections, a United


Way partner agency, provides serv
ices to those in need through avari
ety of different programs and fund
ing sources so that no one wh(
needs help goes without. Anyone
including the elder, can make i
referral to Senior Connections fo
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Seniors receive three-month

extension for free medicine


TALLAHASSEE Florida sen-
iors will have an additional three
months to apply for free prescrip-
tion medication following an
agreement with pharmaceutical
giant Medco, Attorney General
Charlie Crist announced.
The settlement provided eligi-
ble. Florida seniors, with the
opportunity to receive free pre-
scription drug benefits. This lat-
est agreement is designed to help
more Florida consumers benefit
from the state's prior settlement
with Medco, extending the dead-
line for distribution of the bene-
fits to July 20, 2006.
The free medication program,
the result of an April 2004 settle-
ment between the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office and Medco, will dis-
tribute generic medication to
citizens vho are:
-At least 60 years of age..
-Considered low-income
(incomes below 200 percent of
the federal poverty line, or no
more than $19,836 per year for
individuals or $24,973 per year
for couples).
-Not receiving Medicaid serv-
ices.
The Attorney General's Office,
in conjunction with the Depart-
ment of Elder Affairs, completed
an initial mailing to 8,000 seniors
to inform them of the program.
Follow-up calls were completed
this week and were accompa-
nied by a second mailing to an
additional pool of citizens, notify-
ing them of the program's
expansion. The longer time peri-
od and expanded eligibility will
enable a larger number of senior
citizens to qualify for the pro-
gram. Many of these citizens.
could be eligible for up to $300 of


prescription, drug benefit.
"With many of Florida's sen-
iors already suffering under the.
weight of high prescription drug
costs, this opportunity to receive
the free benefits comes as wel-
come relief," said Crist. "We
encourage all eligible citizens to
take advantage of the assistance
that this program provides."
Florida and 19 other states
had alleged that Medco encour-
aged prescribers to switch
patients to different prescription
drugs without fully disclosing the
resulting savings from drug man-
ufacturers.
Medco is changing its busi-
ness practices to inform patients
of their option to decline drug
switches and be reimbursed for
the costs of drug-related switch-
es. Of the 20 states involved,
Florida was the only state that
refused a cash settlement, opting
instead for funds for a generic
drug distribution .program for
needy elderly citizens. The drug
distribution option has a 25 per-
cent greater net worth than the
cash settlement, amounting to
$2.3 million.
Eligible elderly Floridians are
encouraged to respond promptly
to the mailed notice and return a
signed authorization form to par-
ticipate in the medication distri-
bution program. -A welcome
package from Medco will be sent
to participants that will guide
them through the benefits of the
program.
For more information about
the Free Generic Prescriptions by
Mail program, elders and care-
givers can call the Department of
Elder Affairs' Elder Helpline at
(800) 96-ELDER (800 963-5337)


and ask to speak to a SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance Needs
of Elders) counselor.

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FWC simplifies application process
The Florida Fish and Wildlife hunt coordinator. "We have been .Hunters seeking quota hunt random drawing has been com-
('rservation Commission issuing licenses and permits permits can apply from June 1-11 pleted.
(FWC) will begin accepting appli- through the TLS since 2003, and at license vendors, county tax col- The first change in the system
cations for quota hunt permits this is a planned progression to lectors' offices or online at The firs will notice i the systickers
a id special-opportunity hunt per- streamline the hunt permit appli- MyFWC.com. Application forms hunters will nphotice is ofthat stickerses
mits for next year's hunting sea- cation process." will be available at all tax collec- tabs and photocopies of licenses
.. are no longer required with the


sons through its Total Licensing
System (TLS) this summer.
This means hunters will sub-
mit their applications at any one
of the more than 600 license
agents who sell hunting and fish-
iiig licenses, all county tax collec-
tors' offices or from FWC's Web
situ, MyFWC.com
(http://www.myfwc.com/). For
the first time since 1975, hunters
will not mail application forms to
Taltahassee to apply for the quota
hunt permits.
"Handling thousands of paper
applications and dealing with
numerous telephone complaints
from hunters who missed ran-
dot n drawings because the postal
service took longer than expected
to deliver their applications was
cumbersome and inefficient,"
said Eddie White, FWC's quota


Celebration of
Champions
The public is invited to a "Cele-
bration of Champions," Saturday,
March 12, to honor the back-to-
back State Championship football
team, the Pahokee High School
Blue Devils.
There will be food for all, spe-
cial guest speakers and a D.J.
Festivities will begin at noon
with a parade from Martin Luther
King Park and will end at the foot-
ball field where the fun begins!
Join the fun and show your
appreciation to the coaches and
players.
For more details, contact Alice
Thompson at the Pahokee Cham-
ber of Commerce, (561) 924-
5579.
Coaches needed
in CleWiston
The Clewiston Cougars are
seeking football and cheerleader
coaches for the 2005 season. Any-
one interested in volunteering


Hunters seeking special-
opportunity hunt permits will be
the first to use this new applica-
tion process. Between May 1 and
June 15, hunters will be able to
submit as many $5 special-oppor-
tunity applications as they would
like through license agents, coun-
ty tax collectors' offices or online
at MyFWC.com. Application
forms will be available at all FWC
regional offices beginning April
20.
"Once the random drawing is
completed, we will send invoices
to successful applicants," Mr.
White said. "They then take the
invoice to any license agent, pay a
permit fee by the specified dead-
line and walk out with permit in
hand. If one chooses to pay
online, delivery of the permit will
take seven to 10 days."


please contact April White or
Charlene Forde. The league has
also formed a new board. The
new members are: President Ben
Cutshaw, Vice President Charles
Felton, Treasurer Charlene Forde
(228-3986), Secretary April White
(228-7887), Athletic Director Rick
Benjamin, Jose Casas, Melvin
Brooks, Al Gary, and Ray Tolbert.

Travel baseball
has new teams
Clewiston welcomes AAU trav-
el baseball with two new travel
teams for ages 12 and under and
for those 14 and under. The
Clewiston Cats have been practic-
ing for a few weeks now and have
had their first game. The 12 and
under team will face the Boca'
Bombers in their next home
game Sunday, March 13 at 1 p.m.
and 3 p.m. at the Sugarland Park
Sports Complex. Admission is
free. Concessions are available.
All games are double-headers.
Follow the league and standings
online at


tors offces and FWC regional
offices beginning May 15. These
forms are still necessary to pro-
vide license agents with hunt
choices, dates and personal infor-
mation.
"During this period, you can
submit applications online min-
utes before the deadline and
know your application was
accepted," Mr. White said. "You
will be able to walk away from a
license agent with a receipt show-
ing the type of quota application
you submitted, which drawing
you are in and what choices you
made."
Remaining un-issued quota
permits will be made available
directly from license agents,
county tax collectors' offices and
online at MyFWC.com on a first-
come, first-served basis once the


www.AAUGOLDCOST.org; for
more information, contact John
Davis at (239) 253-8576.
More coaching
help needed
The Clewiston Youth Baseball
League is still in need of sponsors
and umpires for the upcoming
youth baseball season. If you
would like to get involved in spon-
soring a team or purchasing a
banner, please contact Abby Mass
at 228-0475. Umpires are also
needed this year a certification is
required. For more information in
how to get involved with your
community's youth through
America's pastime, contact Kevin
Durance at 228-0636.
Church Bowling
League opens
The Belle Glade Church of God
invites your church to form teams
of three and join the fun of a new
Church Bowling League on Mon-
day nights. The league will be
held at Sugar Cane Lanes in Belle


application. The TLS will verify
that hunters have valid wildlife
management area permits when
they apply. If they do not have the
proper license or permit, they
may obtain one where they apply.
Another major change will be
a closed period between the first
and second phases of the pro-
gram, from June 12 through July
31, during which no applications
will be accepted. The TLS is
expected to drastically reduce the
time hunters have to wait for the
results of the random drawings.
"During the next few months
we will be providing more details
about the new process," Mr.
White said. "We want hunters to
be able to get as much informa-
tion about the changes as possi-
ble."


Glade and begins at 7 p.m. each
Monday night for 18 weeks. There
will be a gift exchange at the end
of the tournament. To sign up or
for more information, call (561)
996-3771 or Sugar Cane Lanes at
993-2695.

Campbell Nail Golf
Tournament
The 18th Annual Campbell
Nail Scholarship Golf Tournament
will be Saturday, March 19 at the
Clewiston Golf Course. This event
is sponsored by the Clewiston
Rotary Club through its Clewiston
Rotary Club Foundation and the
proceeds provide a four-year
scholarship for a worthy Clewis-
ton High School senior. It's note-
worthy that all of the prior recipi-
ents of this scholarship have
graduated from college. The cost
is $55 and provides green and cart
fees, lunch, range ball and mulli-
gans. You may register at the
Clewiston Golf Qourse (983-1448)
and the deadline is Friday, March
18.


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as Athletes of the Month for the month of February.


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Response team helps animals in hurricane-hit areas


TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- When
hurricanes hit Florida last summer,
out- of-state veterinarians cared for
animals in affected counties, pet
food companies provided free food
and suppliers trucked in tons of
-livestock feed.
The newly formed State Agricul-
tural Response Team (SART) coor-
dinated this relief, providing a live
test for its task of improving work-
ing relationships statewide during
disasters and other emergencies.
"We had just begun SART when
we were called into action," said
Greg Christy, who is the SART coor-
dinator and the ESF17 coordinator
for the State Emergency Operations
Center in Tallahassee. "SART had
an impact, and we learned many
lessons that will help us be more
effective in the future."
SART supported the Tallahassee
center as well as field activities. Par-
ticipating agencies helped get peo-
ple and supplies where they were


needed.
For example, SART connected
University of Florida veterinary staff
and students with animal shelters
in hurricane-hit areas. SART also
helped find foster homes for pets
across the state and worked with
the Humane Society of the United
States Southeast Region to fly some
pets to foster homes in other states.
SART was formed by a group of
cooperating agencies, including
the Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services, the
University of Florida's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences, the
United States Department of Agri-
culture, the Florida Division of
Emergency Management, the
Humane Society, the Florida Veteri-
nary Medical Association, the Flori-
da Animal Control Association and
Florida Farm Bureau. Much of
SART's funding comes from federal
grants provided in response to the
Sept. 11,2001 terrorist attacks.


U.S. Air defends itself


TALLAHASSEE Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist has received a
copy of a response to Mr. Phil Bar-
rett from US Airways, Inc., detail-
ing the airline's reasoning for
removing him from Flight 94 Feb.
12,2005.
In its letter to Mr. Barrett, the
company says his removal from
the flight was justified "and in full
accordance with the law." Crist
offered the following response to
the US Airways letter:
"US Airways' response to Mr.
Barrett is both disappointing and
callous and raises more questions


than it answers. Our investigation
will continue."
The letter follows Crist's sub-
poena to US Airways under the
Marvin Davies. Civil Rights Act
seeking records that guided the
company's decision to deny pas-
sage to Mr. Barrett, a quadriplegic
who was traveling to Cleveland
from Tampa for surgery that
would eventually allow'him to
breathe unaided for most of each
day. The attorney general wrote to
US Airways President and CEO
Bruce Lakefield immediately
upon learning of the incident.


FEMA begins to expedite


reimbursement of costs


WASHINGTON The U.S.
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Management Agency
(FEMA) announced that it will
begin providing Florida counties
interim funding for eligible debris
removal costs and emergency pro-
tective measures incurred in the
immediate response to hurricanes
Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.
The announcement means
counties will be able to receive up
to 50 percent of eligible emergency
work estimates in advance of each
individual reimbursement request
being processed by the state and
FEMA.
The funding is available for
emergency work performed within
the first 120 days after the disaster
declaration only and typically
includes such activities as debris
removal, emergency protective
measures, and removal of safety
and threat hazards. The funding
may be used to cover such costs as
overtime payroll, equipment costs,
material purchases, and contracts
when these costs are incurred for
emergency work.
FEMA and Florida Emergency
Management officials will immedi-
ately begin working with counties
to determine cost estimates of eligi-
ble work in order to start the
advanced reimbursements. The
state will receive and distribute the
funds to the applicants from FEMA


based on these estimates. Florida
emergency management officials
will determine the actual percent-
age of funds provided to each appli-
cant for emergency work.
Local governments and certain
non-profits who are eligible to
apply for public assistance will still
need to submit all requests for
reimbursement through normal
processing procedures, which
includes a review by both the state
and FEMA. Funds advanced
through expedited funding will be
offset against actual approved
emergency work projects.
To date approved disaster aid
for Hurricanes Charley, Frances,
Ivan and Jeanne has surpassed
$4.15 billion. Of that assistance,
approximately $450 million in pub-
lic assistance funds has been
approved.
FEMA pays 100 percent of the
costs of debris removal during the
first 72 hours following a hurricane.
For debris removal after that peri-
od, FEMA pays 90 percent of the
cost. The remaining 10 percent
comes from state and local funds.
The actual removal, storage and
disposal of debris are preformed by
local governments, or by private
contractors selected by the local
governmental entities. The Stafford
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"Florida's animal and agricul-
ture are at risk in many ways," Mr.
Christy said. "In addition to the
threat of hurricanes, we face poten-
tial wildfires and drought. We have
extensive borders and many ports
and airports that can be the entry-
way for plant and animal diseases.
"Agencies involved with ani-
mals and agriculture often work
independently of one another," he
said. "SART is improving prepara-
tion at the local, regional and state
level so that when disasters and
emergencies strike, people are
ready to help one another and
share resources."
SART is encouraging leaders of
producer groups, the Cooperative
Extension Service, government
agencies and animal and agricnl-
tural businesses to form county
SART organizations. "County
SARTs can cooperate with local
emergency managers in respond-
ing to the needs of animals and


agriculture and in communicating
with the public," Christy said.
"The UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences is developing
SART training courses, and we
have a strong history of publishing
disaster preparedness material,
including the Disaster Handbook,"
said Carol Lehtola, associate pro-
fessor in the agricultural and bio-
logical engineering department.
"We're putting our expertise to
work in producing clear and
informative material."
SART will hold training sessions
in Belle Glade April 20-22 and in
Tallahassee May 18-20.
Training topics include foreign
animal disease .detection, pet
friendly animal shelters, county
emergency planning for agriculture
and animals and quarantines.
For more information, call (352)
392-5930 or go to www.flsart.org.


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UF helps panhandle farmer grow Satsuma oranges as alternative crop


MARIANNA, Fla. In the heart
of the Florida Panhandle hun-
dreds of miles north of other citrus
production areas in the state -
Mack Glass is growing cold-hardy
Satsuma oranges and says Jackson
County could regain its title as the
Satsuma Capital of the World.
"Back in the early 1900s, before
a 1935 freeze wiped out the 3,000-
acre citrus crop in the Panhandle,
our county was known as the Sat-
suma Capital of the World, and
annual Satsuma festivals in 1928
and 1929 attracted 35,000 people,"
said Mr. Glass, who is growing five
acres of the Mandarin orange on
his farm near Marianna.
He expects to harvest his first
crop of oranges in fall 2005 and
said two other Jackson County


growers Nolan Daniels and Her-
man Laramore are also plan-
ning to start commercial produc-
tion of the orange.
Glass said he expects brisk local
sales of the tasty oranges, particu-
larly at fund-raising events for
churches and schools. His Satsuma
crop flowers in late April and early
May, and fruit can be harvested
from mid-October through the sec-
ond week of November.
A partner and manager of the
Cherokee Ranch of North Florida
Ltd. in Jackson County, he began
growing Satsuma oranges about
three years ago to diversify his
farming operation. He said the idea
to grow Satsumas came from
Wayne Sherman, a professor of
horticulture with the University of


WGE Citizens of the Month
January Citizens of the Month for West Glades Elemen-
tary School include: Larisa Rivera, Armida Rivera, Sebri-
na May, Anamiriam Herrera, Adriana Herrera, Leah Kel-
ley, Sandra Cervantes, Jorge Rodriguez Maria Garcia,
Jessica Corker, Alexis Miller, and Jorge Morales. Absent
when the photo was taken were Steven Sodrel and Ash-
ley O'Connor.


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Honor band competes in Heartland
On Jan. 26 and 27, 10 of the
w brightest and best students at
"' Moore Haven Junior Senior High
School participated in the Heart-
land Honor Band at South Florida
". Community College in Avon Park.
had about 1I10 members and the
High School Honor Band had
roughly 100 members.
The students who comprised
these two bands are considered
to be the cream of the crop Ihat
the Heartland Consortium coun-
t.s The high school students w ho
participated included: Emily
SBuonpastore, Senior Flute
Marielys, Figueroa, Junior Saxo
phone Myrianette Figueroa,
SeniorTrumpet, Jennifer Haman,
Figueroa, Jennifer Haman, Emily Buonpastore, Zachar Junior Flute, Zachari Jennings,
Junior Percussion, Beatriz Lopez,
Junior Trumpet.
Courtesy photo Middle School Students who
Moore Haven High School members of the Honor Band participated included: Desiree
Bowling, 8th grade clarinet Vonda
include from left to right, Myrianette Figueroa, Marielys Prichard, 8th grade trumpet Irene
Figueroa, Jennifer Haman, Emily Buonpastore, Zachari Jen- Ramirez, 8th grade trumpet Tanya
nings, and Beatriz Lopez. Reitz, 8th grade flute.

Gladesr Co. Middle/High/Elementary Lunch


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Corn
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Peach cobbler
Biscuit
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No school
Monday, March 7
Chicken and noodles
Mashed potatoes
Green beans
White bread


Chocolate pudding
Milk, variety
Tuesday, March 8
Cheeseburger on a bun
Lettuce and tomato
Pineapple upside down cake
Goldfish cracker
Mayo, ketchup, mustard
Milk, variety
Wednesday, March 9
Pizza
Ham and cheese on a bun
Lettuce and tomato
Goldfish cracker
Apple cobbler


Milk, variety
Thursday, March 10
Chicken nugget
Mashed potatoes
Lima beans
White bread
Peaches
Milk, variety
Friday, March 11
Pepperoni pizza
French fries
Tossed salad
Chocolate chip cookie
Milk, variety


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DR. DEVANESAN TREATS KIDS SO

ADULTS WILL BE HEALTHIER.


W ith every patient
he sees, Ramesh
Devanesan. MD. has one
eye on the future. In fact.
he chose Pediatrics as his
specialty for precisely
that reason he believes
the better we treat chil-
dren today, the better
world we'll have when
they're adults.
With a father, mother.
and sister who are physi-
cians, becoming a doctor
came naturally to
Ramesh. Following a
Bachelor's degree and
post-graduate studies at
the University of
Colorado, he graduated
from St. George's
University and School of


Medicine in Grenada. with
clinical training at hospitals
in Florida, New Jersey.
Manhattan, and London,


England. He then served
as an intern and resident
physician at St. Joseph's
Children's Hospital, an
affiliate of Mt. Sinai
School of Medicine. He is
board certified in both
Pediatrics and Internal
Medicine.
An avid reader with
wide and varied interests,
Dr. Devanesan also
enjoys physical activity
including alpine skiing,
high-country hiking,
scuba diving, and boating.
But, most of all. he
enjoys children and the
adults they'll become.
jHENDRfY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER


Florida's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences in Gainesville.
"It's no secret that we're having
some marketing problems here in
the Panhandle because the new
federal farm program has lowered
target prices for traditional crops
such as corn, peanuts and soy-
beans," Mr. Glass said. "Peanuts
used to be our main crop, generat-
ing about $780 per ton, but now
we're getting about $335 per ton."
He said weather and pest con-
trol are the only challenges they
face in producing Satsuma
oranges, but these have been large-
ly solved with the help of UF
research and extension experts.
"What makes us optimistic
about growing Satsuma oranges in
the Panhandle is that we now have
production technologies from UF
that simply did not exist back in the
early 1900s or even 20 years ago,"
Mr. Glass said. "We came through
several freezes this year without
any damage to our trees, thanks to
a micro-irrigation system that puts
out 24 gallons of water per hour for
freeze protection."
He is working closely with
George Hochmuth, director of UF's
North Florida Research and Educa-
tion Center in Quincy, and Ed Jow-
ers, UF Jackson County extension
director, to solve various cold pro-
tection, pest control and other pro-
duction problems.
Mr. Glass said the Florida Auto-
mated Weather Network (FAWN),
which provides real-time weather
data 24 hours daily to producers
around the state, helps him keep
track of approaching cold fronts
and schedule his irrigation system
to prevent freeze damage.
John Jackson, a UF Lake Coun-
ty extension agent who helped
establish FAWN in 1997, said the


fewer insect pests than I normally
see on dooryard citrus," he said.
"This is probably due at least in part
to the better quality trees that he
planted and the higher level of


management that the grove has
received. At this time, I am opti-
mistic that any insect problems that
are encountered can be economi-
cally managed."


weather network now covers the
entire state with 33 stations linked
to computers at UF in Gainesville.
Each solar-powered station collects
weather data and transmits it to
Gainesville every 15 minutes. The
network includes monitoring sta-
tions near Marianna.
The stations measure tempera-
tures at two, six and 30 feet above
ground, and soil temperature, wind
speed and direction, rainfall, relative
humidity, barometric pressure, leaf
wetness and solar radiation, he said.
Mr. Glass said FAWN is a valu-
able production tool because regu-
lar weather forecasts for cities may
be misleading for farmers.
"Heat trapped in concrete and
asphalt can make cities 10 degrees
warmer than farms in rural areas.
When cold weather moves through
the Florida Panhandle, the difference
can be devastating to citrus and other
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entomology and associate director
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problems on Glass's citrus trees.
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LOCAL RESIDENT WINS


2005 SUBURBAN FROM


GILBERT CHEVROLET!


Gilbert Chevrolet of Okeechobee-
and Chevrolet Motor Division gave
away a Suburban to a lucky person
recently. Mr. Mickey K. Acree Jr. of
Glades Cou n ty donated ten dollars
to support tle Future Farmers of
America (FFA) Scholarship
Program. For his donation, Mr.
Acree received two chances to win a
Silvcrado Pickup Truck. Mr. Acree
won the Silverado Half Ton Crew
Cab Truck valued at $31,000!
At the beginning of the
school year, FFA members from
Okeechobee High School and
Moore Haven High School set a
goal to raise $10,000 for local and
state-wide scholarships for the FFA.
Gilbert Chevrolet of Okeechobee
and Chevrolet supported their
efforts.
With every five dollar donation,
individuals were registered to win a
2005 Chevrolet Silverado, The
Chevrolet Silverado is GM's best
selling vehicle and continues to set
the standards for performance and
capabilities. People making donations
could also present their donation
stub to Gilbert Chevrolet and
receive a free Chevrolet t-shirt.
Christa Luna, Gilbert Chevrolet's
general manager commented,
A great many people came by the
dca ership to get the t-shirts. We
were enthused by the widespread
community support for this very
worthwhile fund-raising activity."


The scholarship fund program
sutircd in August and culminated
with the drawing for the Silverado in
late November. The hurricane
season of last year put a damper on
the FFA members activities,
but they persevered.
Mrs. Luna said, "We were
proud of the students and their
efforts. Our company supported
them all the way.
The students increased the
coffers of the FFA scholarship funds
at both Okeechobee and Moore
Haven High Schools. These funds
will allow FFA members to develop
their farming and leadership skills.
I Mickey Acree went to Gilbert
Chevrolet to claim his Silverado
prize valued at $31,000. He asked if
he could trade in the truck for a
Suburban. Mr. Acree has five
children and he lamented that his
entire family could not fit in the
Silverado. The folks at Gilbert
Chevrolet went to bat for the Acree
family and Chevrolet Motor
Division agrccd to give the Acree's a
new Suburban vauled at $40.000
dollars in lieu of the Silverado.

Mrs. Luna said, "Agriculture is the
most important industry in this part
of Florida. Every time we help our
farmers and the future farmers, we
help our community. We were also
very happy to be able to help the
Acree family."


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HOUSE TRLR SHELL- 28 ft,
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LAB & PIT BULL. MIXED
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,63;467.-J36.7
MOBILE HOME Damaged
But fixable, Free[ You haul.
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or (772)332-1058.
ROTTWEILER/LAB MIXED
F, 9 wks, Aggressive. 1st
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1761'.
TOY SIZE DOGS 2, Free For
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Seniors Home Only! Call
(863)983-6537.





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4 Family, E. Canal St. N.
Down the street near
WalGreens. Women &
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CLEWISTON- Sat, Mar 5th,
8am-?, 321 W Haiti Ave,.
Moving Sale, Furniture to
Dishes and lots of good-
ies.

DIVORCE$175-
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ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER
$63,024 Salary
The City of Belle Glade' is seeking a profes-
sional and innovative visionary with excellent
communication and leadership skills. Ap-
pointed by/reports to the City Manager. Re-
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closely related field; minimum of five-years
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support material to: City of Belle Glade, Attn:
Vivian Hunter, Directorof Human Resources,
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Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900. Employment
applications are accessible from the CBG
website, www.belleQlade-fl.com or call 561-
996-0100. Closing date is March 11th,
2005.


Cool Travel Job!!! One
Month Paid Training! $500
Sign on Bonus Must be
free to travel & Start Today
(800)735-7462.

COUNTER SALES PERSON
Full time apply in person
@ 300 Owen Ave.
in Clewiston.


DELIVER TRAVEL TRAIL-
ERS FOR PAY! Thousands
of 30 ft travel trailers origi-
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DISTRIBUTOR
ROUTE SALES
WEEKEND
MERCHANDISER
License & credit checked
Flowers Baking Co.LLC
Call (561)252-5968
For Appointment
SDriver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for, Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos;
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).
Drivers- Owner Ops & Co.
Drivers Needed Now! Run
SE Only or SE; Mid-Atil,
MW Regional, 0/0's'-No
Forced Dispatch, Good
Pay plus Fuel (866)250-
4292.

DRYWALL HANGER
&
Finishing crews needed
experienced only Call SW Fl.
Drywall & plastering inc.
(863)675-0484

EARN YOUR DEGREE On-
line from home. Business,
Paralegal, Computers,
Networking and more. Fi-
S nancial Aid available, job
placement assistance, and
computers provided. Call
free (866)858-2121.


Everglades Federal
Credit Union
Receptionist needed,
Previous Phone Exp.
Preferred, Proficient
Word & Excel
Bilingual a +
Apply in Person
Mail resume to
1099 W.Ventura Ave,
Attn: Marta
or email resume to
Morales2@earthlink.net
Family Resource Counse-
lor, working with parents,
child care givers & social
service.agencies in Hendry'
& Glades Communities.
Early childhood education
credentials and bilingual a
plus. Would work out of
LaBelle office. Reliable
transportation necessary.
Full benefits. Send resume
to Child Care of SW Florida
Inc., 3625 Fowler St., Ft,
Myers, FL 33901, Fax
S239-278-3031.

Florida Licensed Physical
Therapist AND Physical
Therapist Assistant want-
ed in Rural Hospital in
North Florida Call
(850)973-2271 or Fax Re-
sume to (850)973-8158.


Full Time Handyman
L ll a, IfW,-'8 -' 2 .
Sabreena's *
Garden Nursery
FUN JOB 6 Openriing,]: .a .
Travel required Travel &
lodging furnished..Call
Jack 1-877-632-9123.
Legal Assistant Position
Busy.Attorney seeks
Legal Assistant Paralegal
,, pere, tie. bi-iri gual
a piFu'-, F rrSurMe
w/salary requirements to
(863)983-1973

Maintenance Technician
For Greentree South Apts.
Must bre ':.', .'ldK e in
basic :,iuri iria Elecn:,ai
& HVAC. General iarper,-'
-try 'Must be b,,-dabtie
Send or fax resume:
Greentree Souin Apis
P.O. B.:, 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757
FA,' 71'-,1447-.2252 62
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Now Hiring 2005 Postal
Positions Federal, State & '
Local.. $14.80/$48+/Hr.
],: e.perirn.e necessary.
Eni-r LevEI: Full B rieliil.
Pjii] Trjinicg Ca' l 31 ay ,
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PARTS/INVENTORY
Clerk wanted, $10 HR,.
Knowledge of quickbooks
req. some clerical duties,
understanding of how me-,
chahical parts work very
helpful. No phone calls,
pick' up .ppli:.aiirun 1100
Fox L 3 i' iti rerr v:n,
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(888)563-3188.

UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
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3800.

Waitress/Bilingual, Good
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We'll train. Part Time on
Weekends. (863)983-3227

Waitress/Mesera agrada-
ble buena presencia para
trabajar en Restaurant fines
desemana en Clewiston -
Pioneeer. De preprencia
Bilingue. (863)983-3227
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' ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
The .Seminole Tribe of Florida is hiring an
Accounts Payable Clerk at our Big Cypress
Reservation. Experience with data entry, 10-
key, MS Word & Excel & accounts payable
processing. HS Diploma/GED. Excellent tel-
ephone & customer service skill required.
Very detail oiieoli u and pioiessioiai,
Resumes via email to:
amdixonbsemtribe.com
or fax to, 954-967-3477 or mail to HR,
6300 Stirling Road, Hollyvood, FL 33024.
www.seminoleri6be.corn,'



CHAMBER EXECUTIVE. DIRECTOR
The Clewisui'i Chdiru tiber ot f ...r.ert. is ac-
ceptiny resumes tor the Phambjr EXCe-'tije
Director position. The o fio-. -Iiuie.Ie yei
eral office and tinalicil nia criogeiem i skills.
Applicants must also iemnonstrate dbilitles
to supervise office siafl aid i rete iiFol the,
Chamber in comniuniry and regional lio-
Ums. Resumes should be submineeo by
March 11 to the Clewibior. (.nai nOdt of C, o;--
me1,ce, Attn: Persoinnel Cu1,1i il',- ,-U.,.
Box 275, Clewistun FL :3.40
The Clewiston Crianmber ot CumiTiciC. is i'
Equal Opportunity Employp,.

Senior Connections Hiring
CASE AIDE & OUTREACH POSITIONl
Need in busy office. Full-time with benefits.
Driver needed on-call moinios only for -.ldGi
dining site in Bucknead Ridge nea Okeecho
bee. On-call personal caie aloes needed @
all locations in Hendry & Glades Counties.
Applications accepted @ Senior Connec-
tions of SW.FL, Inc., offices M-F, 8-5. In La.
Belle, @ 475 E. Cowboy Way, (675-1446) in
Clewiston @ 1200 W.C. Owen, (983-7088)
or in Moore Haven @ 501 First Street NW
(946-1821) We are an E.O.E.
All positions open until filled.



Food Service Associate/Cook
Big Cypress Reservation
Excellent communication skills, good
manual skills, cash handling experience.
Exp. as a fast order cook pref., positive
"customer service attitude, High School
diploma or GED, Flexible working hours.
Salary: $9/hour based on exp. Fuel &
food allowance, incentives. Excellent
benefits (medical, dental, 401K).
Fax resume to: 954-967-3477


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RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDER
Must be proficient iri sales & customer seyiice
with attention to profitability.
Excellent compensation package incl.
medical dentai,life, disability insurance & 401k.


Commission based unlimited income potential!
.Please mai;, fax or Email resume to:
T.Cline, Big La e hloiirain l Ba.-.,
107 SW ;sl- b.e
Okeechobee. FL .-1497-
Fax: 863-467-6166
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Big Cypress Reservation
Excellen i';omnlmulrait3lion 3i'i;s go:l
manual s Is. Li' handling exp,,rierLie,
positive customer service uaitude.
High Schooi J; :',ei a or GED flexible
,working hours s ai.,'t $84- staring based
Oil et incentives. Excellent benefits (Medical,
dental, 401 k) Fax resume to:
S 95r.; O77 3477.


STRUCTURAL STEEL CO. SEEKS
EXPERIENCED
IRONiWORKERS &
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Cnild Care Needed 4'10
(.hild Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
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are part of,a three-piece set
that features a handsome oak
finish and clean lines that
blend well with any decor.n
The dresser (not pictured)
measures about 60 in. wide
by 32 in. tall, the chest of
drawers stands 32 in. high by
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
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Appliance iai ts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpet. 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
CoinmStamps 570
Collectibles 575
C(orrmui.; r Video 580
C7afitb 'Su,plipes 585
Cruise 590
ODrapes, Linens Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
fLrniture 610
Ftrs 615
Health & Reducing
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Heating Equipment/
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Hou-ehold Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lam.pu. 'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
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Pets/Supplies/
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Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
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Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659


CHAISE LOUNGE
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Condition. $100.
(863)610-0020.




DISHWASHER, Kenmore,
Roll Around. Works well.
$75 (863)467-6088


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2yrs. old used very little
$200 (863)946-0117
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MIXER, Sunbeam w/
beaters & bread hooks.
Stainless steel, 2 bowls.
Good
REFRIGERATOR GE, 18.2
cubic ft. with ice maker.
Good cond. $90.
(863)763-3186.
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The classified ads.


STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40x60'
to 100x200'. Example:
50x100x12' = $3.60/sq
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Final Clearance All 'Must go!
Repos, Damaged, Cancellations! Use you
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Call Today I 866-783-4385.
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METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. '20 colors in
stock.with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
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(888)393-0335.

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


LOONEY TUNES Crib sheet,
bumper guard, diaper bag,
mobile, lamp & bed posit.
$40 (863)763-6131
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze


COMPAQ COMPUTER-
Workstation Pentium III,
Win XP, office, complete,
$175. (239)728-5227.

COMPAQ DESKPRO EP-
Win-XP, office, DSL ready,
kybd, mouse, monitor $
100 (239)728-5227.


ANTIQUE CHINA
CABINET
asking $300
(863)983-8973

BENTWOOD ICE CREAM
PARLOR CHAIRS- (4) old,
cane seats, good cond
$175. (863)763-1997.


CRAFTMATIC ELE. Ad-
just.twin bed w/ortho
matt. Ele. $500
(954)966-2041
DESK, blonde, real wood,
well used but solid, $10.
(863)467-4389

DINETTE SET, 7pc, cherry/
oak, paid $5200 asking
$2500. (863)801-1719.

Entertainment Center,
49"Wx68"H, holds up to
32" TV, dark finish, $65.
(863)467-0290
HEAD BOARD
Full size, good
condition. $35.
(863)946-1083.
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KITCHEN TABLE,
w/6 chairs. Good condition.
$100 (863)467-6088


LIVING/KITCHEN Ent.
center, Sofa L, Rec,
cof. table, curio, &
Table w/4ch/bench,
$5000 neg.
(863)675-0424

LIVING RM SET Wood, 3
pcs Endtables & Shelf
Queen/Twin beds $575 neg
SWill sep 863-983-8973


SOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy print
$150 (863)467-1110
WICKER LOVESEAT
Outdoor Furniture.
W/matching coffee table
$65. (863)610-0020.


GOLF CLUBS, 100 Misc.,
Sets, Wedges, Woods.
$990 for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
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FUEL TANK 2000 Gal.
Double wall. Wielded
saddles. Like new $2500.
(239)694-2724.
SPACE HEATER 16000 BTU
Propane used 1yr. $150
(863)946-0117

WOOD BURNING STOVE
Fair shape.
$150.
(863)674-011-0.


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PATIO TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
in good condition, $45.
(863)946-1083.



ELECTRIC CART
3 wheels. Retail $1695.
3 mo old $975.
(863)675-2596


AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
Canoe, $200, Patio Set,
$100, Coffee Table & End
Table Set, $100, 20 gallon
fish tank & stand wall ac-
cess., $100, English sad-
dle & starter kit, $100 and
much more. (863)467-
1619

CHURCH BENCHES, (17),
14 ft long, $1000 or best
offer, 545 E. Obispo Ave.
(863)805-0000
Earmark Hearing, Okee,
Standard Hearing Aids
from 2 for $699.00. Call
(863)763-4334 for Appt.
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE 50+ Pre-
-mium Channels. Access to
over 225 channels! Limit-
ed time offer. S&H. Re-
strictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.
GRAMMA'S OLD
BIk. wash pot
$50
(863)357-0872
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BASE FIDDLE, Stand Up,
acoustic w/deluxe padded
case, deluxe stand & bow.
$950 (863)675-2596



CHAIR- for computer
never used, still in box
bluish/black, $35
(863)763-1997
PHOTO COPIER- Minolta,
like new, hardly used,
$200 or best offer.
(863)675-1301.



BALL PYTHON SNAKE- 21/2
ft long, with 10 gal glass
aquarium, $100.
(863)763-6090.
Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
$500
(863)612-4847
GOLDEN LAB/AUST. SHEP
MIX PUPS- wormed,
shots; $25. (863)610-
1093.
MINIATURE GERMAN
SCHNAUSER 4 months
old illness forces the sale
$300 (863)634-5914


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PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.

PITT BULL PUPPIES
Ready to go on 03/11/05
Parents on premises. Red
/Blue $200 863-634-4483.

Red & Blue Heeler Pup-
pies, beautiful, males &
females, 11 wks. old,
(321)268-8875

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



HOT TUB
Seats 4-5, $1000. Or "
best offer. (863)763-5439
or (863)610-2038.







BIKE RACK,
Fits into a 2" Trailer Receiv-
er. $75. (863)675-3312




FAST CASH FOR ANY-
THING- campers, boats,
ATV's, heavy equip, sur-
plus items, anything of
value. (863)228-2761.

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


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 355
Poultry Supplies 560E
Seeds, Plants-
Flowers 865




Ben Byrd's
Outdoor Power Equipment
Sale & Service
To Your Door
Factory Authorized
Available 7 Days
Servicing Hendry & Glades
863-677-0210.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. If interested please call

561-993-1160


RIDING MOWER
ARIENS 1440, Z turn
14hp, B/S motor
40" cut, good cond
$800
(863)697-9704


RIDING SNAPPER 12.5
front mounted eng. 38" cut
mulching kit & blades
$400 (863)763-6257

WHEEL BARREL, Large,
Fiberglass. $20
(863)983-1848



Okeechobee Livestock
market Sales every
on. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127



STAGHORN FERN- extra
large, buyer must move,
$200 or best offer.
(863)983-8976.


Rentals

.'TI RENT


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent 92O0
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property .
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960i


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



MEDICAL OFFICE
SPACE For lease,
Approximately 1200sf
Close To Hospital
& next to
Social Security office.

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


OKEECHOBEE AREA
Mobile Home, Motor home
or house for 2 Adults &
1 Cat. Every year for
4 months beginning Dec.
2005. Call 859-987-2740 or
write: R. Kenney, 121 Tay-
lor Ave., Paris, KY 40361




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


FEMALE 63 yrs looking for
a (M) 50-65 yrs. $250 mo
+ help around the Apt.
Call Faye 863-610-0509.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 102e
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property IlurU
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1L055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080


HOUSE W/CL/LOT
2BR/2BA Irg. scn rm. Irg 2
car gar. all under 1 Hip Rf.
(239)250-5580 aft. 6pm

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.



CLEWISTON,
942 Virginia Avenue
Small lot,
mobile home ready.
Cash price $4,000.
Call 803-407-3333.



ASHEVILLE, NC AREA.
Spectacular Mountain
view & River homesites.
Paved roads, clubhouse &
more. NEW RELEASE!
Homesites from $49,900.
Bear River Community Call
Now (866)411-5263.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy cher-
okeemountainrealty.com
Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.

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

FORECLOSED GOVT
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
800)501-1777 ext.

IRS auction 200+ acres
Waycross, GA has large
home, steel building,
planted pines and hunting
land. March 18, 10 a.m.,
Ware County Courthouse.
www.ustreas.gov/
auctions/irs or (850)445-
4625 for more informa-
tion.


KENTUCKY 50-1000 acres.
Incredible trophy deer &
turkey hunting. Some w/
lakes, creeks, rivers,
ponds, & timber. Great re-
treaVinvestment. New sur-
vey, starting $795 per
acre. Owner will finance.
(270)791-2538
www.actionoutfitter.com.


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. 609. Sunset
Bay, LLC.


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.


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Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
Owner Financing
ON MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
Call 863-228-1405
PARK MODEL 40'. 93'
In Aqua Isles full in-
closed Fl. rm. w/
jalousie & work area
w/shed move in cond.'
$17,500
(863)675-1206 or Inq.
@ J31 Aqua Isles

SKYLINE Custom built park
model. 12', Screen room.
Furn. Lot 8 on Little Big
Land Marina, Lake Port.
Bargain $18,000.
(863)946-0975


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N.C. MOUNTAINS: 2.3
acres with new log cabin
shell in secluded setting
$89,900. Acreage availa-
ble with stunning mountain
views! Free info available.
(828)247-0081.


NEW LOG HOME SHELL-
$99,900. Beautiful log
home nestled on private
wooded lot off Blue Ridge
Parkway north of Boone.
Only one!! (800)455-
1981, x125.


NORTH CAROLINA LAKE-
FRONT ONLY $39,900.
Great All Sports'lake to
fish, boat, swim or just re-
lax. Call for details, MLC
(866)920-5263.

Steel Arch Buildings! Gen-
uine SteelMaster @ Build-
ings, factory direct at
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect
Garage/Workshop/Bar.
Call (800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.co-
m.



WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal. In any condition.
772-370-6252



MOBILE WORKSHOP
14x52, zoned for workshop
in Glades-Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg 352-754-8514


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 20'01



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



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

HANDY MAN SPECIAL '93
Fleetwood 14'x 50' 2BR,
.1BA,(863)675-6651 Call
after 6pm or leave msg.
LOT 'W/MOBILE HOME
3BR/2BA cent. AC/Heat
fenced yard w/w carpet
$80,000 (863)983-7457


-CENTIA HOmES
OF CLEWISTON


1) Easy Life
Special 3/2 DW,

Appliances,
Screen Room
EShed
$69,900



2) Super Buy

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


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


4)734 Mjtte





SSee
,900

2160W. Hwy.27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W of WAL*MART
983-4663
& cuamPion



New & Used


FORD EXPLORER '97,
89,000 mi. Int. clean,
Runs Good. $5,500.
(863)234-1522.


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 30.30
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035


BASS BOAT- fully equip..
garage.kept, 150 HP Evin-
rude, 360 hrs, $5700
(863)467-7101.
BOAT COVERS
Waterproof fits up to
22' boats $75
(863)824-0455
Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft.,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7108
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTOON BOAT, Aqua Pat-
io, 20 ft w/35 hp Johnson
0/B. No trailer. $1500
(863)610-1716
TIDE CRAFT '83 16'8" Fi-
berglass 140HP suziki
eng. w/trl. Fish finder
$2000 (863)946-1481


FREE INTERNET ADVERTI-
SING- if your item is worth
over $100 and priced to
sell, I will advertise it for
Free on the Internet.
Campers, boats, RV's,
bulk items, motorcycles,
or irinrinng any condition.
(863)228-2761.


RIVERFRONT in Meadow
Lark Campground, 35 ft
trailer, 10x30 rm. addition,
car port & shed. Boat dock-
age avail. 863-675-3474



Fifth WhI. Hitch, Li'l Rock-
er, like new cond., lost
*camper due to hurricane
$425. (863)467-0290



AIRBOAT HULL- Thurman
Aluminum, 7'xll', w/trlr
and fuel cell, $1200 neg.
(863)612-9891.
BOAT TRAILER
New wheel jack, New tires,
carpet lift runners. $300.
(863)357-4604.


WILDWOOD LITE, '00- 21ft,
very good condition,
$7000. (863)983-8602.



Automobiles

L IIII

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 41030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duy Trucks 401)
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070






CHEV CAPRICE, '67- 2dr,
hardtop, 327 CID, 300HP,
all original, $5000.
(863)357-1625.

CHEVY CAMARO 86' AT, v-
6 2.8 runs good $1000
firm (863)763-8763 or
(863)261-2643
CHEVY CAVALIER '96,
White, tinted windows,
5 spd A/C. $1250.
(863)634-4217.
FORD MUSTANG COUPE
'93, 5 speed,
$2500. (863)357-3633
After 6pm.
MERCURY '83
302 eng. runs $75
(863)357-0872

Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
TOYOTA PREVIA, '93- as is,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)612-0258.





CHEVY BLAZER 79'
engine needs work
$900
(863)673-2350


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JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT
Auto, Loaded, 94k, Exc
cond. $7,750. Firm Bill
(863)467-4663/467-0169


CLUB CAR,Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


AXLES- (2) 2 1/2 ton GMC
Military, asking $1200.
(863)612-9891.

BEDLINER for Ford Ranger
PU with accessories, good
condition, $50. (863)467-1
0987.




CAR DOLLEY:
In Good shape. $450.
(863)675-3312


SUPER SWAMPER BOG-
GERS (39.5) & RIMS-
good condition, $800 for
all 4. (863)634-6428.
SUPER SWAMPER TIRES-
(33) & RIMS fits Jeep,
good condition, $600.
(863)634-6428.

TIRES & RIMS 4,'04-'05,
6 lugs, Michelan
255/65/R17 $700
863-357-4604.
TIRES- (4) Firestone Affinity
LH30, P215/70R/15,
brand new, $200 or best
offer. (561)252-1371.
TONNEAU COVER, Fiber-
glass, fits '97 up Ford
F150 shortbed, $350 neg.
(863)484-0207/467-2183


CHEVY CHEYENNE, '88-
V6, 4.3 liter, AC, auto,
runs good, $2500 firm.
(850)228-7773 Andy.
FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078
FORD STEP SIDE P/U '80
6 cyl. Runs good. Needs
tires & battery. $750/best
offer. 863-983-1865


EQUIPMENT TRAILER, 20',
3 axle, metal floor, ramps,
Goose neck, $1600.
(863)697-9704
MOTORCYCLE TRL. w/
ramp can be used as a
utility tri. $175
(863)357-1078
UTILITY TRAILER
4'x 8', Good
Condition. $50.
(863)763-4491.


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500)



MEETING NOTICE OF
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
BOARD
REGION 24
Date: Wednesday,
March 9, 2005
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Community Career
and Service
Center of Lee County
4150 Ford Street Extension
Fort Myers, Florida
Information: Nettle Bryant
239-992-8000 Ext. 246
556730 CGS 03/03/05
NOTICE
AUCTION
Friday, March 11, 2005
9:00 a.m.
1233 NW Avenue L
Belle Glade,.FL
Property of Tamica McRae
Living room set, chest of drawers,
stereo with speakers, misc. items.
Property of Iris Walker
Sofa, framed prints, chandelier,
Property of Dainlka Ashley
Kid's headboard, artificial plant.
557425 CGS 3/3.10/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice Is hereby given
that Ferguson Towing will
sell at public Auction, free
from all prior liens, the fol-
lowing 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 March 14, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1995 Ford Grn 2-Door
1FALP4044SF121994
1992 Ford Unknown
2FACP75W7NX206462
1989 Buick Whi 2-Door
2G4WB14TOK1461670
1990 NIssan 4-Door
1N4DL01DXWC118919 .
1990 Chevrolet WhI 4-Door
1G1iBL5476LA131641
1986 Chevrolet BIk 2-Door
1G1YYO788G5122165
1981 Chevrolet Red Pickup
CDC14G7BJ161022
1986 Toyota Blu 2-Door
JT2ST64CXG7076584
557316 CGS 3/3,10/05


NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Robble Roland
You are hereby notified that the rop-
erty stored by you with FRandy
Coyle & Rena Blssett, Unit #8 lo-
cated at 1801 Red Road, Clewls-
ton, FL 33440. The items are be-
lieved to be household and milscel-
laneous items and will be sold to
the highest bidder for cash at the
above address on March 11th,
2005 at 11:00 a.m., along with the
advertising costs In the amount of
$148.87 plus $34.72. We reserve
the right to refuse any and all
bids.
556265 CGS 3/3.10/05


The annual report of the United States
Sugar Corporation Charitable Trust
for its fiscal year ended October
31, 2004 Is available at its office at
United States Sugar Corporation,
111 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Cle-
wiston, FL 33440, for Inspection
during regular business hours by
any citizen who requests i within
180 days hereof. The principal
managers of the Foundation are
Robert H. Buker, Jr., Malcolm S.
Wade, Jr. and Robert E. Coker.
Authorized by

Robert E. Coker
556459 CGS 03/03/05


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If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting here feared, orhe
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal Is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
By: /s/ Fritz Stein, Jr.
Chairman
555572 CGS 2/24;3/3/05
PUBLIC NOTICE


BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Bartow, Florida
February 22, 2005
Advertisement No. 2
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 P.M. (Bartow Local Time) on
Thursday, March 24, 2005 at the District Office, State of Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, 801 North BroadwayAve., Bartow, Florida 33830
for the following work. Bids received will be opened and publicly read
aloud in the Planning Multi-Purpose Conference Room. Sealed bids may
be mailed and must be received prior to bid opening to State of Florida
Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway Ave., Attn: District
Contracts MS 1-18, Bartow, Florida 33830. If the bid amount is greater
than $250,000.00 on construction projects, the Contractor must be pre-
qualified as required by Florida Statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter 14-
22.
PLEASE CHECK THE SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR
SUBMISSION OF DBE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN.
----NOTE-----
Proposal Forms will not be issued after 2:00 P.M. (Bartow Local Time)
on Wednesday, March 23, 2005. Plan holders list will not be issued after
5:00 pm on Friday, March 18, 2005.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: YOU MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY FAXING A FAX ORDER FORM TO (0863)
534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
WWW.DOT.STATE.FL.US/C ONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1
FIRST TIME BIDDERS MUST ATTEND AN ORIENTATION MEETING IN
ORDER TO RECEIVE BID DOCUMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE PROJECTS
ONLY. YOU MUST INDICATE ON THE FAX ORDER FORM OF YOUR IN-
TENT TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. NEW BIDDERS ORIENTATION MEET-
ING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2005 AT 2:00
P.M. FOR TECHNICAL QUESTIONS REGARDING SPECIFICATIONS OR
PAY ITEMS, CONTACT THE PROJECT MANAGER LISTED.
CONTRACT NO. E1E75) (THIS ISA REBID OF E1E58) COUNTY HENO-
: (OS FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO 412013-1-52-01; Improve-
ments consists of drainage improvements on State Road 29 (Bridge St)
from a point north of SR 80 northerly 0.076 miles to a point north of SR
80 norteasterly 0.076 miles to a point east of SR 29, in Labelle. (Approx
75 Calendar Days. NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: SHARON HEDRICK
(863) 519-2382. BUDGET AMOUNT $140,000. NOTE: THERE IS NO
CHARGE FOR PLANS'AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E76-RO) COUNTIES GLADES & HENDRY: (D
FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO 418585-1-72-01 & 418584-1-72-01;
Work consists of mechanical sweeping of Primary Roads. (Approx 365
Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: JOHN ANDERSON (863)
674-4027. BUDGET AMOUNT $25,000.00. NOTE: THERE IS NO
CHARGE FOR SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E77) COUNTIES GLADES & HENDRY: (D FUNDS):
INANCIAL PROJECT NO 418586-1-72-01 & 418587-1-72-01; Work
consists of TV viewing and desilting of pipes. (Approx 365 Calendar
Days). NOTE:'PROJECT MANAGER: JOHN ANDERSON (803)674-4027.
BUDGET AMOUNT $200,000.00. NOTE: THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR
SPECS. ,
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Con-
tracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida
Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, or PO Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559.
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of
Transportation. No refund will be made. The right is reserved to reject any
or all bids.
Cheryl Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
555590 CGS 3/3,10/05

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

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Complaint to Quiet Title, has been
filed and commenced in this court concerning that certain real property
located in Hendry County, Florida, pursuant to a Tax Deed, Cert. No.
3079 for the year 1998, as follows:
Lot 19, Block 2039, PORT LABELLE,
UNIT 2, a Subdivision, according to the
plat thereof, as recorded in plat Book 3
at Page 60, of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida;
You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the
Complaint on ABRAMS & ABRAMS, P.A. attorneys for the Plaintiff,
whose'address is 9400 South Dadeland Blvd., PH-3, Miami, Florida
33156, and file the original with the clerk of the above-styled court on or
before February 21,2005; otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief prayed for in the Complaint. The attorney for the Plaintiff has
a copy of the Complaint and will provide you with a copy of same upon
request.
This notice shall be published once each week fortwo (2) consecutive
weeks. If no response is received within the statutory time limit, a default
may be entered against you.
Attomey for Plaintiff
David S. Abrams, Esq.
9400 south Dadeland Blvd., PH-3
Miami, Florida 33157
(305)670-9104
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Court
Circuit Court Seal
556610 CGS 03/3/05


NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Planning and.Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2005, in the City Hall Commission
Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to
review and consider two requests.
1) A variance request from Milton V. Evans pursuant to section 100-60
of the City Code of Ordinances. The applicant is requesting approval of a
'variance request to rebuild a garage adjacent to his existing home.
LOCATION: Royal Palm Ave., block 191, lots 1 and 16, a.k.a. 501 Royal
Palm Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440
2) A special exception request from Mike Martin and Wally Lutz repre-
senting Lumart, Inc. pursuant to section 110-61 of the City Code of Ordi-
nances. The applicants are requesting to build an air-conditioned storage
building with a proposed height of two stories and a size of 13,000
suare feet.
LOCATION: E. Pasadena Ave., block 160, lots 33 to 36 and the E. 1/2 of
lot 32 at the southwest comer of Pasadena Ave. and San Jose St.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the rec-
ommendation of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on this
request on March 21, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z board
meeting and the Public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or
physical impairment, including speech or hearing impairments, should
contact the City Manager's office at least three days prior to the hear-
ing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Mike Rearic
Building Official
555576 CGS 3/3/05

LEGAL NOTICE
ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South
Shore Drainage District, is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 16,
2005, at 9:30 AM., at the office of said District located at 2832 N. Main
Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of:
* 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine; and
3. Transatoing such other business as may come before the meeting.
It a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
By: /s/ Bazil K. Anderson
President
555489 CGS 2/24;3/3/05


LEGAL NOTICE
ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual meting of the landowners of South
Florida Conservancy District, Is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March
16, 2005, at 11:00A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N.
Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose
of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
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State to release PILOT money, county concerned not enough


By Tracy Whirls
According to Glades County
manager Jim Smith, the state has
agreed to release the 2004 payment
in lieu of taxes funding to the coun-
ty.
Mr. Smith told the commission
at their Feb. 8 meeting that Lisa Hur-
ley, deputy secretary for the state's
department of management servic-
es would release the payment in
lieu of taxes on the Moore Haven
Correctional Facility, if the county
would agreed not to proceed with a


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District is offering GED prep class-
es 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 reg-
ister the night of the classes. If you
have any questions you may call
Scott Bass at (863) 946-0202 ext.
13.
Bicycle
safety course
The Muse Volunteer Fire
Department will be assisting the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
March 12, in conducting a Bicycle
Safety Course. This course will
educate the young bicycle rider
on the proper operation and safe-
ty on the roadway with traffic
while riding a bicycle. Safety
issues and concerns will be dis-
cussed, as well as a safety video


MHES
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site notes Moore Haven Elemen-
tary has been challenged with
serving a strong Title I population,
with 77 percent qualified for the
Free or Reduced Meal Program,
complicated by a high 36 percent
mobility rate.


County
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deposited into the consortium's
bank account as a match, the
SHIP coordinator will then apply
to have them returned to the
county as part of the county's
ongoing housing program.
Each county will have a repre-
sentative on the consortium'
board, who will have equal voting
rights as that of neighboring
counties, Ms. Topel said.
In response to a question from
long time FHREDI board member
and Commissioner Bob Giesler,
Ms. Topel said the consortium
board would determine how the


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moved in, an effort that most
Ortona Community Association
members oppose.
"Most of us like to see the
stars," Mr. Johnson said, adding
that Mr. Miller had installed exten-
sive lighting at his home over the
objections of his neighbors. As for
the bus stop, Mr. Johnson said,
the bus stop is located on a dead-
end street, speeding is not-such a
problem that a child would be
greatly endangered and for the
greater part of the year, children
catch the bus after daylight.
Retired police officer and River
Oaks resident James Herrington
and Arbor Lane resident Clyde
Stanborn both spoke in favor of
the light.
"I'd hate to see a little kid run
over and everybody come around
and say we should have done
something," Mr. Stanborn said.
Other residents in the rural.
community expressed concern
that no amount of lighting would
prevent accidents involving irre-
sponsible drivers and irresponsi-
ble children.
Commissioner Ward said he
would make a recommendation
to the commission at their next
day meeting, which begins at 9
a.m.


sale of the tax certificate on the
property to attempt to collect the
difference.
Commissioner Alvin Ward had
expressed concern that by agreeing
to accept the lesser amount, the
county would undermine future
attempts to collect nearly $1 million
in underpaid PILOT payments from
'years past. At a special meeting
with Ms. Hurley in January, Com-
missioner Ward said from the
beginning, when Wackenhut
planned to build the facility, the


and demonstration. Bicycle hel-
mets will be made available by
size while supplies last. The safety
Class will take place from 9 a.m.
to noon. Refreshments provided
by the Muse Volunteer Firefight-
ers. For additional information or
questions, please contact: Deputy
Bert Davis at (863) 675-1144 or
Captain Paul Lezzi at (863) 673-
1580.
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.
Upcoming events at
Nobles Senior Center
I Upcoming events and classes.
offered at the Nobles Center, 475
E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, exercise
class with Barb Brandenburg
meets M-W-F every week at 9
a.m.


The Waterford Early Reading
Program was implemented as the
foundation of Moore Haven's
School Improvement Plan to
meet the 'identified priorities
including increased student
achievement, increased parent
involvement, enhanced profes-
sional development and
increased student awareness of
technology.


money would-be distributed, and
that it could be done one of sever-
always.
"The $750,000 a year could be
equally divided among the six
counties in the consortium, or if
the counties wanted a larger,
lump sum, each county could
access the fund once every six
years, or if a county this year were
working to bring a large develop-
ment to the area, they might agree
to access $250,000 that year," Ms.
Topel said.
After the first year, funding .for
the program would automatically


county was under the understand-
ing that it would be a taxable facility
and commissioners helped sell the
project to the taxpayers with that
understanding.
"Then the state come back and
said it was exempt, and put us in
the position of having to fight for
the money," Commissioner Ward
said. "We didn't get it for the first
year or two, then we started getting
it on a year to year basis. We had a
ten year promise, with a ten year
renewal, and nobody ever said


Advocates are
needed for kids
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to rep-
resent the best interests of
abused, abandoned and 'neglect-
ed children before the court,
social service agencies and the
community. No special educa-
tional degree is required.
Guardians need to be someone
with common sense, good judg-
ment and a commitment to help-
ing a child. Attendance at three
training sessions held in Fort
Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360
or (800) 269-6210 for more infor-
mation, and to reserve your space
for training.
Mentors needed
Moore Haven Elementary
School (MHES) needs you. Do
you have one hour a week to
spend with a student? Some stu-
dents are struggling in math, read-
ing, or just need some extra atten-


Evidence and
Results
Moore Haven Elementary
assessed trends in reading achieve-
ment on the grade 3 Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Test
(FCAT) after students used Water-
ford from kindergarten through
second grade. These treatment
FCAT scores were compared to
historical control scores where stu-


come to the consortium each
year, Ms. Topel said, adding that
unlike other programs in Presi-
dent George Bush's budget's, the
HUD funds are not slated to be
cut.
"We look at it as an opportuni-
ty for rural counties to grow in a,
good way," Ms. Topel said, adding
that the way the program is
devised, as the population in
those counties grows, the funding
will grow along with it.
As a program serving those of
low to medium income, Ms.
Topel said, the HOME program is


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there'd be a reduction."
Last year, Commissioner Ward
said, the county was shorted
$68,000.
At the Feb. 8 day meeting,
County Attorney Richard Pringle
assured the commission that the
uncollected money would be
addressed in pending litigation
with the state.
In other business, Commission
Chairman Butch Jones expressed
concern that a 20-year-old mobile
home had been installed improper-


tion from a caring adult who will
listen. If you are able to volunteer
one hour or more a week
between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. or dur-
ing our after school program from
3-4:30 p.m., call Kristi Hingson at
MHES to get signed up. The
school number is (863) 946-0737,
Accountability
report
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School is now available in the
elementary school office. If you
would like a copy of the report,
please stop by the office and one
will be made available to you.
American Legion
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Moore Haven American
Legion Post 299 is. now having
bingo, Saturday nights at 7 p.m.
Hamburgers, drinks and dessert
will be provided at a minimal
cost.


dents did not have Waterford. The
overall trend showed a strong posi-
tive growth for those third grade
students that had access to Water-
ford in their previous years with a
30-point scale score jump in the
reading section of the FCAT. Based
on the success seen in the FCAT
scores, Moore Haven added Water-
ford Early Math and Science at the
kindergarten level for the 2003-04-
school year.


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funding home construction for
medium income service
providers, such as teachers and
police officers.
As part of the package, Ms.
Acree explained, HUD will also
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