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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 10, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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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 10, 2005


Volume 78, Number 39


Briefs
Historical
barbeque set
The Glades County Histori-
cal Society will be hosting a
country ribs and chicken bar-
beque March 12 from 11 a.m.
through 2 p.m., on 270 Avenue
L, Moore Haven. Baked beans,
potato salad, cole slaw, home-
made desserts, and beverages
will also be available. Dine in or
take out for $7. While on site,
inspect the historic Westergard
Home. Re-wiring has been
completed and the interior is
being sanded in preparation for
painting. The event is funded
by members' dues, donations,
and the Florida State Division of
Historic Preservation. Contact
Anne-Tiques Shoppe at (863)
S.946-9100 for more information.

Bicycle safety`
course open
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 safety on the
roadway with traffic while rid-
ing a bicycle. Safety issues and
concerns will be discussed, as
well as a safety video 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. Volun-
teer Firefighters. For additional
information or questions,
please contact: Deputy Bert
Davis at (863) 675-1144 or Cap-
tain Paul Lezzi at (863) 673-
S 1580.

VFW plans
cabbage dinner
VFW Post 9528 wilf hold its
annual corn beef and cabbage
dinner March 13, from noon
through 3 p.m. The menu will
include corn beef, cabbage,
potatoes, carrots, rolls, and cof-
fee. Annie's Lip Sync Crew will
entertain at 2 p.m., with more
music to follow. Drawing for
basket of cheer will be at 3 p.m.
A donation of $6 for the meal
gets the participant the works.
For more information, call
(863) 467-2882.

Search and Rescue
reorganized
Glades County Sheriff Stuart
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 chambers, Friday,
March 18 at 6 p.m. Anyone
wishing to become a member
should be present. All appli-
cants must pass a full back-
ground check in order to be
considered. If anyone has any
questions, call. Captain Daryl
Lewis at (863) 946-0100.
See Glance Page 4

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Index

Classifieds ....... 20-23
Opinion ............ 4
School .......... .9
Sports ......... ... 11
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Airstrip needs special exception


By Tracy Whirls
Glades County Attorney
Richard Pringle told members of
the Glades County Board of
County Commissioners at their
regular meeting March 8 that
while a private airstrip operated
on Fernwood Lane in Muse was
approved as a special exception,
the skydiving club which oper-
ates there must receive a second
special exception to continue to
operate.
Mr. Pringle told the commis-
sion a special exception was


granted for Ken Albee to operate
a private airstrip on an 80-acre
parcel in Muse.
However, Mr. Pringle said, by
definition private airstrips are
allowed in agricultural open
areas either for residential private
use by the property owner or as
an agricultural use. associated
with the ag open designation.
"It doesn't by definition allow
other types of uses like a not-for-
profit skydiving club or a for prof-
it commercial operation," Mr.
Pringle said.


The attorney said the county
does have a special use permit
for recreational use of land zoned
agricultural open. Such a special
exception request was approved
to allow mud bogging recre-
ational activities in Ortona and
Buckhead Ridge.
"There is a history in Glades
County of allowing club type
activity, on agricultural land, but
he needs to apply for the special
exception," Mr. Pringle said.
The county attorney said he
did not go into detail trying to


ON PARADE: 2005 Chalo Nitka


Staff photos/MaryAnn Morris
Chalo Nitka Royalty paraded Saturday at the festival parade in Moore Haven.


determine whether or not the
skydiving at the airstrip is com-
mercial or a club activity, as nei-
ther is approved on the open use
agricultural property without the
recreational special exception.
The planning and zoning com-
mission will have to make that
determination when the special
exception request is filed.
In a related matter, Mr. Pringle
said he and County Planner Allan
Shatto met with Department of
Community Affairs representa-
tives concerning rezoning th


side of Fernwood Lane currently
zoned agricultural open, to com-
ply with property on the other
side of the road, which is zoned
agricultural residential. Mr.
Pringle said DCA representatives
would welcome a comprehen-
sive plan amendment request,
but would prefer an informal
request outlining what the coun-
ty wishes to do before proceed-
ing with a large scale amend-
ment for the entire area.
See Airstrip Page 9


The need for



bus stop light



is reviewed


By Tracy Whirls,
The Glades County Board of
County Commissioners at their
regular meeting March 8
referred a request for lighting at
a school bus stop in Ortona to
the members of the River Oaks
Community Association, if they
felt there was a legitimate need.
An Ortona resident had
approached the commission at
their Feb. 28 meeting, request-
ing that a streetlight be installed
at the bus'stop, purportedly for
the safety of children waiting
for the bus.
At Tuesday's meeting, River
Oaks resident and parent of
one of the two disabled chil-


dren referred to at the previous
meeting, said that as someone
who waits at the bus stop each
morning and afternoon with
children waiting to catch the
bus, the light is not needed.
"The children are well
behaved. The children are
picked up at 7:15 a.m. There
are 11 children at the stop, not
16," Tina Heflin said. "The chil-
dren are not unattended. It's a
good community where every-
one knows everyone in the
community and everyone
knows the bus-stop is there."
Ms. Heflin suggested that
See Light Page 9


Board approves



new EZDA



members


Parade watchers are treated to a Chalo
Nitka smile from a past Miss Hendry
County.


Miss Hendry County 2004 brought a little
furry friend to share a ride in the Chalo
Nitka parade Saturday


The Glades County Board.of
County Commissioners at their
regular meeting March 8
approved the appointment of
new members to the. Enter-
prise Zone Development
Agency to replace those who'
had retired since the board was
first appointed in March 2002.
Glades County Economic
Development Council Execu-
tive Director Tracy Whirls had
approached the board at their
Feb. 28 meeting to inform them
that the EZDA, which is to assist
in removing regulatory barriers


to businesses locating and
expanding in the county's
enterprise zone, identify assis-
tance, such as EZ zone tax
incentives available to busi-
nesses in the enterprise zone,
and generally promote eco-
nomic development in the
county has not met in more
than a year, and that several of
the members had retired.
Ms. Whirls was asked to
provide the commission with a
list of recommended
See Members Page 9


2005 Chalo Nitka


had a beautiful start an


By MaryAnn Morris
This year's Chalo Nitka Festi-
val, held last weekend, had a
beautiful start as weather cleared
and the Florida sun shone.
Crowds that lined the parade
route were not disappointed as
112 entries went smiling, tossing
candy and "strutting their stuff" to
support this 56-year-old celebra-
tion of community.
Yes, Moore Haven residents
are still glad that Main Street was
finally paved in 1949, and Glades
and Hendry County residents
come together with them to cele-
brate. About 23 sheriff's deputies
were on hand to help with traffic
as over 3,000 people came to
enjoy greeting neighbors and fel-
low celebrants.
The royal court paraded;
Queen Whitney Ball, Junior Miss
Jessica Stafford, Princess Jenna
Palladino and Little Miss Chalo


Nitka, Chelsea Williams were
greeted the throngs of people
crowding the street as the parade
passed by.
The hard work of the mem-
bers of the County Chamber of
Commerce showed in the num-
ber of food booths, craft displays
and the entertainment which last-
ed into the night. Under broad
oak trees, festival participants and
attendees enjoyed barbeque,
sandwiches, homemade ice
cream.
For the first time, a mechanical
bull challenged festival goers to
stay the limit. A first time rider, 3-
year-old Layton Sapp from Lake
Placid was visiting his grandpar-
ents in Palmdale. He came to
Chalo Nitka and rode that bull.
Little Layton stuck solid for the
whole ride!
This was also the first year for
See Parade Page 12


Staff photo/MaryAnn Morris
Baby Miss Moore Haven takes her role seriously in the Chalo Nitka Parade in Moore Haven
Saturday.


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Tri Cities work together on EAA issue


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE After listening
to both sides on the issue sur-
rounding the Everglades Agricul-
tural Area (EAA), the cities of
Belle Glade, South Bay and
Pahokee will be meeting to for-
mulate a plan on how to
approach the supposed restric-
tion on development within the
EAA.
' With a closer view on the
individual plans of the Audubon
of Florida and the sugar industry
representatives who are
opposed to the plan, the cities
feel that it would be in the best
interest of the three communi-
ties to develop an independent
plan that would benefit resi-
dents.
At a tri-cities meeting held in
Pahokee Feb. 28, the local repre-
sentatives agreed that the next
meeting of the tri-cities would
involve a workshop, in which
the issue can be hashed out.
It is the latest move in the
continuing issue involving the
EAA.
Earlier this year, the cities
reacted to the plan by Audubon
of Florida in which the organiza-
tion urged that development in
the EAA, in which all three cities
are located, are restricted to cur-
rent infrastructure. Fearful that
the plan meant that there would


"What they're saying their definition of new
development is, is the coast coming over here
and building these instant communities."

J.P. Sasser, Mayor of Pahokee,


be no further expansion allowed
for any of the three cities, elected
officials met to discuss the plan.
A letter from Robert Coker, a
U.S. Sugar representative,
addressed to Belle Glade Vice-
Mayor Mary Kendall, brought the
issue to the forefront. Mr. Coker
argued that the plan by the
Audubon of Florida would put a
stop to plans for expansion.
Almost immediately, the sugar
industry provided its counter to
the proposal and argued against
the limitation. The sugar indus-
try has since submitted a pro-
posal to the city of Pahokee with
informational items countering
the Audubon's plan..
According to Mayor J.P. Sass-
er of Pahokee, in discussing the
issue with Audubon representa-
tives, it seems the intent is differ-
ent from the perceived meaning.
"What they're saying their
definition of new development
is, is the coast coming over here
and building these instant com-
munities," he said at the tri-cities
meeting last month.


Without the three cities hav-
ing approached the issue in a
comprehensive way, though,
said Pahokee City Manager Lillie
Latimore, "if we go too far, we'll
wind up in somebody's camp."
Ms. Latimore said it was impor-
tant that the Glades cities "devel-
op what's of interest to us, rather
than choose a side. We need to
consider regional planning."
According to Ms. Latimore,
the sugar industry, with its shift
in production, wants the flexibil-
ity to do what they want with
their land, rather than have its
property limited strictly to agri-
culture. It explains their position
in disagreeing with the Audubon
of Florida she said.
"You can say what you want
to, they [sugar industry repre-
sentatives] don't care about the
tri-cities," said Mayor Sasser, not-
ing the lack of the presence of a


representative for the sugar
industry at any of the three meet-
ings held so far for the discus-
sion of the issue in the tri-cities.
"The tri-cities are the only
ones without a plan," he said.*
Mayor Sasser said that, at least in
Pahokee, the city is looking to
move away from agriculture and
needs to decide, "Where .we
want to go from here."
Belle Glade Commissioner
Gwen Asia-Williams agreed with
the cities developing their own
plan. She said the freedom of the
cities to expand when necessary
is what each of the cities is inter-
ested in.
"It's important that we go
through some type of develop-
ment if we want funds," she
said.
Commissioner Asia-Williams
made a motion that the tri-cities
league meet again later this
month in a workshop setting to
begin discussing the develop-
ment process for the Everglades
Agricultural Area.
In the meantime, the tri-cities
will continue to act as a single
entity in informing county and
state representatives on the issue
and the stance of the three cities.


Engagements


Obituaries


Virgil Billie
Virgil Billie, age 46, passed
away Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at
Memorial Regional Hospital, in
Hollywood, Fla.
He was born in Broward
County, but a resident of Clewis-
ton. Graveside services were
held March 4, 2005 at Big
Cypress Cemetery, with Rev-
erend Paul Buster presiding.
Akin-Davis Funeral Homes, of
Clewiston was in charge of the
arrangements.
He is survived by his mother
Minnie Billie, of Big Cypress;
brother Leroy Billie, of Big
Cypress, brother James Billie,
Big Cypress; brother Ray-Billie,
of Big Cypress, brother Peter Bil-
lie, of Big Cypress; brother Nor-
mal Billie, of Big Cypress; and
-his sister Helen Billie, of Holly-
wood, Fla.

Harriet Dorothy
Burns Weeks
Harriet Dorothy Burns
Weeks, 88, of Moore Haven
passed at Grace Health Care of
CGlewiston Wednesday, Feb. 17,
2005. The only child of Harry
and Regina Burns of Philadel-
phia, Pennsylvania, she had
resided in Moore Haven since
1942. She was a graduate of
both Salisbury State Teacher's
College, Salisbury, Maryland;,
and Florida Southern College in
Lakeland. For many years, she
was an elementary school
teacher in Hendry County,
Glades County, and Polk Avenue
Elementary in Lake Wales, Fla.
After her retirement, she
enjoyed growing roses, tending
to her yard and raising Persian
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 cre-
mated. Donations may be made
to her church, First United
Methodist Church of Moore'
Haven. Final arrangements were
made by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home of Clewiston.'

Jamie Christine Rudd
Jamie Christine Rudd, 25, of
Clewiston, passed away March
4, 2005 at Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center. She was born in
West Palm Beach and was a
homemaker. Survivors include
husband Alan William Rudd, of
Clewiston; son Alan Nickolas
Rudd, of Clewiston; son Jacob
William Rudd, of Clewiston;
daughter Alaina Christine Rudd,
of Clewiston; daughter Julie
Angel Rudd, of Clewiston;. par-
ents Cecil and Laura Mae Dukes,
of Clewiston; grandmother Betty
Lou Pickran, of Clewiston;
brother Cecil Albert Dukes Jr., of
Clewiston; brother Jeremy
Wayne Dukes, of Clewiston;
brother David Otis Dukes, of
Clewiston; sister Delena Diana
Wagers, of South Carolina; and
sister Amanda Jean Dukes, of
Clewiston. Services were held
March 9 at Akin-Davis Funeral
Chapel with burial at Ridgelawn
Cemetery. Officiating was Hugh
Tyndall.

Patrick Davis Burke
Patrick Davis Burke, 70, of
Clewiston passed away Sunday
March 6, 2005 at Palms of


Pasadena Hospital, South
Pasadena. Born in Miranda
Cuba, he moved to Florida from
Texas. He was employed as a
Senior Technical Engineer for
Nodarse & Associates, Inc. He's
been assigned to the SFWMD
Everglades Restoration Project
for nriany years and loved every
day in the field.
He attended Tulane Universi-
ty in New Orleans studying Civil
Engineering and served in the
U.S. Army. He was an avid out-
doorsman, sports enthusiast and
was active with the Boy Scouts
for several decades.
Survivors include three sons,
Patrick of Wilbraham Massachu-
setts; Michael of Alpharetta GA
and Charles "Ed" of Smithfield
VA; a daughter Kelly Freese of
Kenner LA; a! sister Barbara
Montanari'of St. Petersburg and
13 grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be
held Friday, March 11 atLutheran
Church of the Cross 4545 Chan-
cellor Street N.E., St. Petersburg,
FL 33703.
Visitation: 12:30
Memorial Svc: 1:30
Please send donations in lieu
of flowers to: Boy Scouts of
America, Florida Seabase, P.O.
Box 1906, Islamorada, FL 33036
On-line condolences:
www.davidcgross.com
David C. Gross Funeral
Homes and Cremation Center,
Central Avenue Chapel, St.
Petersburg.


Gladys Waldron
Gladys Waldron, 99, of Arca-
dia, passed away March 9, 2005;
Gladys was born in Birming-
ham, Ala. on May 12, 1905. She
came to the Hardee and DeSoto
County area in 1916 by Ox Cart.
She was one of the last pioneers
of DeSoto County. She is sur-
vived by three sons, Thomas H.
(Daisy) Waldron of White
.Springs, Gerald G. (Joann) Wal-
dron of Wauchula, James Calvin
(Lucy) Waldron of Yelm, WA; 1
daughter, Elizabeth Betty (Larry)
Cain of Rogersville, Tenn.; 10
grand children, 19 great grand-
children, and 11 .great-great
grand children.
Services will be on 11 a.m.,
Thursday, March 10 at the Arca-
dia Church of the Nazarene.
Robarts Funeral Home is in
charge of the arraignments.


Kelly Salvatore and Brian Woof
Woofter Salvatore
David and Linda Woofter, of
Prestonsburg, KY, and Woodie
and Theresa Savlatore, of Paho-
kee are proud to announce the
engagement of Brian Woofter to
Kelly Salvatore.
The wedding is planned for
Nov. 26, 2005, at the First Baptist
Church of Belle Glade. The
bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of
Glades Day School and has grad-


Denault Hoppe
Diane Denault, of Clewiston,
announces the engagement of
her daughter, Sara.Carol Denault'
to Scott. Carl Hoppe, son of Jan-
ice and Carl Hoppe of Franken-
muth, MI. The bride-to-be is a
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The groom-to-be is a 1996
graduate of Johnson Central
High School and graduated from
Morehead State University. He is
currently the Minister of Music at
the First Baptist Church of Belle
Glade.
Following the ceremony, the
couple plans on residing in Belle
Glade.


.arl Hoppe
Elan in Braselton, GA. Sara is
also the daughter of the late
John Denault, of Clewiston. The
prospective groom is a driver
with Tractor Supply, Co., also in
Braselton, Ga. A May 28 wedding
is planned at St. Lorenz Lutheran
Church in Frankenmuth.


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Spaghetti squash is tasty alternative


Love pasta, but trying to cut
down on carbs?
The answer to this culinary
dilemma may be a different kind
of spaghetti spaghetti squash.
Spaghetti squash is native to
North and Central America. This
member of the squash family
looks like a small, yellow water-
melon and averages two to three
pounds.
Spaghetti squash is a good
source of Niacin, Vitamin B6,
potassium, Vitamin C and
dietary fiber,
Spaghetti squash gets its
name from the fibers inside the
plant. If you cook a spaghetti
squash and scoop out the flesh,
it looks like strands of spaghetti.
Spaghetti squash works well
with any sauce you would use


Healthier
Life \


with Katrina Elsken

on real spaghetti.
An easy way to cook the
squash is in the microwave.
Pierce one side of the squash
several times with a knife -
make the cuts deep enough to
go about half way through the
squash. This is important. If you
try to microwave a squash that
has not been pierced first, the
squash may explode in your


microwave oven.
How long to microwave it
depends on your oven and on
the size of the squash. I
microwave a spaghetti squash
for five minutes, check it to see if
it is soft, and if it is not soft to the
touch, microwave it another
minute, check again, and so on.
When checking to see if it is soft,
use a potholder or oven mit.
Even the outside of the squash
may be very hot.
Once the squash is soft to the
touch, remove it from the
microwave. Use potholders or
oven mits so you don't burn
yourself. Carefully cut the
squash in half. Scoop out and
discard the inner seeds and the
goopp" around the seeds. The
remaining squash can be


scooped out with a spoon or
fork. It will come out as clumps
of fibers that look very much like
spaghetti. This cooked spaghetti
squash can be mixed with any
sauce you would use on real
pasta.
The spaghetti squash does
contain more moisture than real
spaghetti does, so you may want
to make your pasta sauce a little
thicker than normal to compen-
sate, so it won't be "soupy"
when you mix it together.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, con-
sult your doctor. This is especial-
ly important if you are on any
prescription drugs. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy."


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High school students to hear safety issues


By Mark Young
Sometimes from the ashes of
tragedy there will arise a mes-
sage of hope and inspiration.
Lessons are hopefully
learned and, in some cases, lives
are saved by the sacrifice of oth-
ers. Students at Clewiston and
Moore Haven High Schools will
hear such a message and lying in
the darkness of someone else's
tragedy, it is the hope that lives
will be saved.
Bruce Barasca will be telling
his story to area students March
17 and it is a story that will drive
home an important lesson for
young drivers because it is a
story that is tragic and true. His
wife and daughter were killed by
a 19-year-old boy, who was
street racing, and broadsided the


vehicle in which the mother and
daughter were inhabiting.
Police investigated the acci-
dent, but made no arrests.
Through his own efforts in hiring
a private investigator, Mr. Baras-
ca was able to find a witness
who admitted that the young
boy was street racing when the
accident occurred.
The boy was arrested and
prosecuted on two counts of
vehicular homicide, but the
story just begins. Before the boy
appeared in front of the judge
for sentencing, Mr. Barasca
wanted to meet the young man
who had killed his family.
Through that meeting, Mr.
Barasca discovered that the
young man was not an evil per-
son that he was basically a
good kid who came from a good


family, but had simply made a
poor decision.
Mr. Barasca made a plea in
front of the judge to not hand
down a harsh sentence, despite
the fact that his wife and daugh-
ter had lost their lives because of
this one poor decision.
Now, Mr. Barasca travels the
country talking to high school
students about how one poor'
decision can change, or end, the
lives of many. This story is,
unfortunately, not uncommon
and young men and women
who make one bad decision
while behind the wheel of an
automobile very often end up in
prison and have to live with the
fact that their decision has taken
the lives of others.
Mr. Barasca hopes his story
will put that message at the fore-


front of teenagers' minds while
operating a vehicle and make
them understand that it only
takes one bad decision for a life-
changing or life-ending tragedy
to occur.

And he has been successful
in achieving his new ambition in
life appearing on several net-
work shows, including Dateline.
He will bring his message to
local teens March 17 when he
visits both Clewiston and Moore
Haven High Schools.

He will join the Moore Haven
High School seniors for break-
fast, as part of their Project Grad-
uation and then appear at
Clewiston High School at 12:45
p.m. to address the sophomore
class.


Nursing program recieves $75,000 award


WEST PALM BEACH Last
week, on the recommendation
of the Western County Health
Advisory Committee, the Health
Care District Board approved
$75,000 in funding to Palm
Beach Community College in
order to establish a Registered
Nurse Program at the ,Belle
Glade campus. The Health Care
.District is the largest health care
employer in the Glades with
nurses at Glade's General Hospi-
tal, public schools and child
development centers.
"Palm Beach Community
College plays an. important role
in providing career opportuni-
ties for Glades residents," said
David Goodlett, vice chairman of


the Health Care District Board.
"Our support of the Registered
Nurse Program will provide
opportunities to the local com-
munity while enhancing the
availability of health care profes-
sionals for employers."
Palm Beach County, like the
rest of the nation, faces an acute.
shortage of nursing profession-
als working in hospitals. Accord-
ing to the Florida Hospital Asso-
ciation's latest study, one in nine
registered nursing positions in
Florida's hospitals was vacant in
2004.
While the data indicate
improvements have been made
through some educational and
incentive programs, critical


Inmates target area


with phone scam


CLEWISTON If you
receive a collect call from
Miami-Dade Metro Correctional
Institute, don't accept it.
That's the advice the Clewis-
ton Police Department is giving
area residents.
"Inmates from the Miami-
Dade Metro Correctional Facili-
ty will choose a phone number
at random, call collect and say a
family member has been
involved in an accident in
Miami and is in the hospital,"
explained Officer Tito Nieves of
the Clewiston Police Depart-
ment.
He said the scam has been
going on for years, but lately the
frequency is increasing. In the
past week the callers seem to
be targeting Clewiston tele-
phone numbers.
He said some of the inmates
are "Just bored, just playing
games."


Others are more dangerous.
Some of the callers try to
convince the recipient to press
the star button on the tele-
phone pad, followed by a series
of numbers. This allows the
inmate to gain access to youth
telephone service, make tele-
phone calls and charge them to
your bill.
"I called Miami Dade Deten-
tion but they were unable to
assist me," said Officer Nieves.
"They say they have too many
phones there and can't trace
it."
He said the Clewiston police
are getting numerous .com-
plaints a day about it, but there
is little they can do.
"The best medicine is pre-
vention," said the officer. "If
you accept one call, they will
keep bothering you. Just don't
accept the call."


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nursing program, which will
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By supporting staff positions
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The guy with the donkey


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Easter comes early this year. As
I sit at my computer planning our
yearly Easter butterfly release, the
community
Sunrise Service
at the levee,
and outlining
Easter mes-
sages and let-
ters for the
upcoming
weeks, I realize
I have some-
thing that is PastorJohn
weighing on Hicks
my mind. It is
this stack of tax
material for 2004 I have next to
me. With apologies to the IRS,.
one seems reverent and one
seems quite the opposite.
Easter and taxes fall about the
same time each year, and each
year this struggle arises again with
me. One minute I'm at Calvary,
the next I'm at my checkbook.
One seems very heavenly and one
seems very earthly. One reminds
me how God paid it all, and the
other reminds me that I still have
a lot to pay. I know the Scriptures
tell us to render to Caesar the
things that are Caesar's and to
God the things that are God's, but
still I -at times struggle. In past
years I have filed for an extension
to avoid this conflict for a while.
This year, as I. slide my taxes
aside and have my Bible open to
the entrance' of Jesus into
Jerusalem the week before the
Easter event, I find my mind won-
dering. Did the guy who gave the
donkey for Jesus to ride into
Jerusalem on Palm Sunday strug-


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Easter Egg
hunt planned
The. Ortona Community
i Association (OCA) sponsors its
annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sun-
day, March 20 from 1 p.m. to 3
p.m. at Larry Luckey Indian
Mound Park on Highway 78.
Children of all ages are invited to
join the festivities that include
an egg hunt, games, prizes and
snacks. For more information
contact De Mitchell at 675-3807
or demitchell@outfishin.us.


Lions host Easter
breakfast
The Moore Haven Lions Club
will be holding its 28th annual
Easter sausage and pancake
breakfast on Sunday. March 27.
Serving will start upon conclu-
sion of the Easter Sunrise Ser-
vice at about 7:30 a.m., and will
end at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited
and welcome. There is no
charge, however donations are
accepted, with ALL receipts to
go to the Ronald McDonald
House. Entertainment will be
provided by the Inspirational
Duo of Dianne and Dick.'


gle with his giving? We don't
know his name or what he looks
like. We only know that Jesus told
His disciples that, "If anyone asks
you why you are taking the don-
key, say that the Master has need
of them and he will send them at
once." (Matthew 21:3)
Did this guy just give his ani-
mal to someone in need, or did he
know it was Jesus who needed
the donkey? Did he worry about
getting the donkey back? I won-
der about these things because
sometimes it's hard for me to give
as freely as I might. There are
times I like to keep my animals to
myself for my own use. Some-
times I get the impression that
God wants me to give Him some-
thing and sometimes I don't give
it because I'm not sure or it's not
convenient or .I'm worried about
the security of getting back what I
am giving.
Sometimes I feel like I have
missed opportunities. Sometimes
I wonder if my little deeds and giv-
ing today will really make a differ-
ence in the long run: Other times I
hear and obey our Lord, and feel
honored that a gift of mine would
be used to carry Jesus forward.
The reality is that all of us have
a donkey. You and I each have
something in our lives, which if
given back to God, could, like the
donkey, move Jesus and His story
further down the road. Maybe you
can sing, or hug, or bake a cake or
teach a class. Maybe you can
speak a foreign language. Maybe
you can write a check. Whichev-
er, that's your donkey. Whichever,
it could ,be that God wants to
mount your donkey and enter
into another place, another situa-
tion, another heart.


Bus Driver Class
The Glades County School
District will be offering a bus-driv-
ing course for anyone interested
in driving a school bus for the dis-
trict for daily routes and/or
extracurricular trips. If interested,
please contact Doug Manke at
(863) -946-3662s. Classes have
begun and take place in the
evenings.

Free self defense class
A free self-defense class is
planned in Moore Haven on Sat-
urday, March 26. The first session
will be from 9 a.m. to noon, and
is open to those ages 15 and
older. Topic of the glass is "Learn
to escape from basic grabs." The
second session will be for ages 21
and up, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The
topic will be "Learn weapon dis-
arming technique." These free
classes will be at 805 Highway 27,
Suite 2 in Moore Haven. Partici-
pants should wear sweat pants
and, t-shirts. For more informa-
tion, contact Luis Maisonet at
(863) 261-2511.

Lions host Easter
breakfast
'The Moore Haven Lions Club
will be holding its 28th annual
Easter sausage and pancake
breakfast on Sunday. March 27.
Serving will start upon conclu-
sion of the Easter Sunrise Service.
about 7:30 a.m.., and end at 9


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Letter to the Editor


Health fair a success
The Hendry/Glades Commu-
nity Health Fair took place Feb.
20 at the Clewiston Middle
School. Thanks to so many hard
working people, this fair was a
great success and we were able
to service more people than two
years ago.
There were over 500 people
attending the fair. The commit-
tee is grateful to the contributors
who made it possible for us to
purchase medical equipment,
materials, food, and other items
to make this such a success.
We wish to thank the Hendry
County Board of Commission-
ers, the city of Clewiston, the
Glades County Board of Com-
missioners, the city of Moore
Haven, Sugar Realty, and Drs.


Geake and Studley, Labelle Med-
ical Center.
Many door prizes were
donated and we wish to thankd
the following: Wal-Mart, Bellow,
Clewiston BPW, Dr. John Geake,
A Cut Above, Bobby's Hair
Design, Di's Country Cottage,
CVS, Clewiston Chamber, Ace
Hardware, Royals, Badcocks,
Everglades AHEC, Lake Okee-
chobee Rural Health network,
Make a Wish, Florida A&M,
Tampa General, and eight doc-
tors.
Special thanks to the Hendry
County School Board, Clewiston
Middlse School, and Mr. Swag-

gerty, Subway, Clewiston Police
Department and the Explorers,
Hendry County EMS, Hendry
Regional Medical Center, Florida
Community Health Centers,


Southern Gardens Citrus Plant,
McDonalds, Belle Glade Meat
market, Quincy Westberry,
Common Grounds, NSU Health
Professions Division and student
and faculty, local physicians Dr.
John Geake, Dr. Mayrene Her-
nandez, Dr. Becky Bernard, Dr.
Betty Baker, Dr. Jennifer
Romero, Dr. Lyonel Jean-Bap-
tiste, Dr. Fernando Moraflores,
and Dr. Armando Sanchez and
Mary Thomas from Clewiston
High School and her many dedi-
cated volunteers who were so
helpful throughout the day.
Thanks to Hendry Regional
Medical Center, Hendry Family
Care Center, and Corporate
Health volunteers who worked
hard to register over 500 partici-
pants, as well as serving food.
The Clewiston Lion's Club


Kilometers per hour, kilopascals, meters and parables


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
When I worked in a mission-
ary church, I had to work with he
metric system. Gasoline came in
liters and so did milk. Air pressure
in my tires was
in kilopascals
and nobody
used the inch-
es that were on
myyardsticks. ...
I learned a
few shorthand
conversions. ,
Fifty kilometers
per hour were Rev. Samuel S.
about 30 miles Thomas, Ph.D
an hour. About
four liters were
a gallon, and a meter stick was a
little longer than a yardstick. The
gas gauge in my car still told me
about half-full or full it didn't
care whether the tank was filled
with gallons or liters. The radio
frequencies were controlled by
international treaty and all the
same for my radios.
I think I quickly got used to


a.m. Everyone is invited and wel-
come. There is no charge-howev-
er donations are accepted, with
ALL receipts to go to the Ronald
McDonald House. Entertainment
will be provided by the Inspira-
tional Dou of Dianne and Dick.


GED classes.
The Glades County School
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.


Upcoming events at
Nobles Senior Center
Upcoming events and classes
offered at the Nobles Center, 475
E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, exercise
class with Barb Brandenburg
meets M-W-F every week at 9
a.m.


Children's advocates
are needed .
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,
readings or just need some extra
attention 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 during our after school pro-
gram 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 Ele-
mentary 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.


working with a system that was
strange at first, but got along very
well after a little practice. '
I was getting used to "thinking
in the system" that made it sec-
ond nature after years in inches,
pounds per square inch, gallons,
and miles per hour. I have seen
that same "thinking in the sys-
tem" with changes in people's
live here at home too. Someone
who gets a new job, or someone
who is newly married, or newly
single, or someone who moves to
a new location, or someone who
has to adjust. to being ill all go
through my "missionary" change.
It is not jut filling out an appli-
cation and being hired, it means
showing up at the right time each
day and doing what is needed,
becoming part of a new team,
having other obligations and days
off, living near where the job
takes you. It is not just going
through a marriage ceremony
and filling out a marriage license.
It is learning to spend time in new
ways, learning what pleases (and
displeases) another human
being, trying to hear what is really
being said, thinking about new


American Legion open
Moore Haven American
Legion Post 299 is now having
bingo, Saturday nights at 6 p.m.
Hamburgers, drinks and dessert
will be provided at a minimal cost.

Chinese speaker
needed
Moore Haven High School is in
need of a volunteer who can
speak Chinese. Please contact the
school at 946-0811.

Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence and
victim safety by providing servic-
es, referrals and education relating
to the affects of domestic/sexual
violence in our community. The
meetings rotate between LaBelle,
Clewiston and Moore Haven. To
get involved in the council or for
information about meeting dates
and times, please call Abuse
Council and' Treatment, Inc.'s
Rural Extension (REACT): (863)
674-1811 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to
speak with an advocate.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. Regular
bingo is played Tuesdays, at 12:30
p.m. Lunch is available each day.
Members and qualified guests
may play. Wednesday feature an
Italian dinner or alternate entr e
from 5-7:15 p.m. and Saturday's
dinner is from 5-7:15 p.m. Music
for dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. Call
the lodge to see who is playing.
Sunday morning breakfast is
served from 8-10:15 a.m.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 'is located
at 2002 Hwy. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m. daily.
Wednesday is Ladies Auxiliary
dinner from 5:30-7 p.m., and the
cost is $5. Every Thursday, the
post has bar bingo at 12:45 p.m.
Lunch will be available. Every Fri-
day a steak dinner with baked
potato, salad and rolls are served
from 5:30-7 p.m. with a $9 dona-
tion. Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table. Post meetings are
held on the second and fourth Sat-
urday of the month, beginning at
10 a.m. Commander Albert Crank
is available at 467-2882.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Wednesday 10 a.m.-
8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-10
p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10
a.m.-Il p.m., or later; and Sun-
day, 1-8 p.m. Happy hour is from
4-6 p.m., Monday through Thurs-


ways money is spent or children
are to be raised.
One man described his hospi-
tal experiences as "a world of
contingencies" and told about the
different bed, ,the P.A. system
going 24 hours a day. Living with
odd clothing, strange faces that
did strange things to him, doors
that brought no privacy and a diet
that was unlike any other he had
ever known. He had to get used to
a whole new way of living that
was strange and uncomfortable.
Jesus was asked by his disci-
ples, "Why do you speak to them
in parables? (Matthew 13:10)"
and He answered them, "To you it
has been given to know the
secrets of the kingdom, but to
them it has not been given
because seeing- they do not see,
and hearing they do not hear
(verses 11-13)." ,
The disciples didn't have to
just change from being fishermen
to disciples, from working on
boats to working on shore, from
being in one place to traveling,
they had to change their whole.
lives, their ways of thinking and
doing things.


day. Dinner is served at 5 p.m.
Tuesday evenings. Bar bingo
starts at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Lunch will be available. Singles
darts every Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Cafeteria is open from 5-8 p.m.,
Thursday nights. Friday at 7 p.m.,
there will be live music and danc-
ing. On- Saturday, hotdogs with
kraut are served at noon. Satur-
day dart doubles at 7 p.m.

Coast Guard
makes house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on
your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, inform-
ative and confidential boat
inspection. A vessel safety check
decal will be placed on boats that
meet all the requirements. Call
467-3085 to arrange a boat
check.

Mentors needed
West Glades School needs
you. Do you have one hour a
week to spend with a student?
Some students are struggling in
math, reading, or just need some
extra attention from a caring
adult who will listen. If you are
able to volunteer one hour or
more, from 8:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,
please call Billy Marchal at West
Glades School at (863) 675-3490.


A parable tells of a truth in a
new, way; things we don't see,
things we may have heard about,
but didn't really understand. It
helps us bridge the gap between
what we are familiar with and
what seems strange. It helps us
see when we really don't seem to
see or hear when the words aren't
making sense. The bridge
between what is known and what
is unknown lets us go places and
make a way for new experiences;
and to grow, share and see other
faces of God"s creation. Parables
open doors and bring what we
know to what we can see or hear
that was closed to us before.
There is a Lord who teaches
us, even if it may seem unfamiliar
at first. If it seemed beyond those
who listened to Him, He gave
them a way of understanding.
Those closest understood best,
but He opened theldoor to those
who didn't understand as well.
That'was an invitation to all to
share.
Parables are blessings; they
open doors to anyone who wants
to learn, to see, to hear, to under-
stand!


Faith in Action
expansion

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 98i37088 or 675-1446 for
more information. Those with a
desire to make a difference in
someone's life by volunteering
are encouraged to call the same
phone numbers for more infor-
mation on this wonderful volun-
teer program benefiting resi-
dents in Hendry/Glades
Counties.


Health Department and
Senior Connections
Diabetes Awareness

Hendry County Health
Department Heart to Heart Pro-
gram and Senior Connections
are offering an eight-week Dia-
betes Class at 2 p.m. each
Wednesday at the Nobles Senior
Center. Classes include the dia-
betic diet, understanding carb
counting, eye and foot care, and
the ABC's of diabetes (the A1C
test, Blood Pressure, and Cho-
lesterol.) All diabetics, long term
or newly diagnosed, are wel-
come.


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spent the entire day cooking hot
dogs and hamburgers for over
500 people. Over 35 community
organizations participated in
providing services and educa-
tional information to attendees.
The local newspapers were
generous promoting the event.
Community participation and
enthusiasm made this event a
great success. Thank you all.
Hendry/Glades Community
Health Fair Committee Jeff
Barwick, Molly Ferguson, Ellen
Hawk Geake, LaToya Koger,
Rodney Larson, Kacie Lopez,
Toni Pavey-McDaniel, Lucia
Rivera, Nardina Simmons, and
Shelly Warshaw.
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Thursday. March 10, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Arrest report


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Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza

A sweet meet and greet
Residents of the Glades Communities had a chance to
meet Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, with the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, who was officially welcomed at a
meet and greet at the Sugar Co-Op in Belle Glade on
Wednesday.


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it.
The following individuals were
arrested by the Belle Glade Police
Department:
Feb. 28:
Chavayea Shannon, 29, was
cagrged wutg possession of mari-
juana with intent to sell.
Ezzard C. Byrd, 54, was
charged with retail theft.
A juvenile,12, was charged
wtih burglary; resisting arrest
without violence.
A juvenile, 13, was charged
with burglary; resisting arrest
without violence.
A juvenile, 12, was charged
with burglary; resisting arrest
without violence.
Covey L. McKelton, 33, was
charged with fraudulent use of ID
under 18.
Clinton Wiley, 64, was charged
with domestic battery.
Santiago Sanchez, 29, was
charged with domestic battery.
March 1:


A juvenile, 16, was charged
with obstruction by disguised per-
son.
Alan Lee King, 19, was arrest-
ed on a warrant for aggravated
battery on Law Enforcement Offi-
cer; failure to appear warrant;
corruption by threat.
Ismogue Jean-Louis, 63, was
charged with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon.
Timousche Vatenlin, 51, was
charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon.
A juvenile, 17, was charged
with child abuse; battery; throw-
ing deadly missile into occupied
vehicle.
Chantelle Bryant, 18, was
charged with Affray.
March 2:
Dennis Devose, 27, was
charged wtih burglary and petty
theft.
Donald Grant, 23, was charged
with dealing in stolen property
amd petty theft.
Earl Coney, 25, was charged
with tampering with a witness.
Oceila C. Morris, 21, was
charged with failure to appear
warrant retail theft; violation of
probation warrant retail theft.


Crimestopper


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Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Representatives of Glades Ford were sure to attend the
sheriff meet and greet event at the co-op last week.


Traffic deaths increase


40 percent in January


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Highway Patrol, the Florida Sher-
iff's Association and the Florida
Police Chief's Association are con-
cerned with the alarming 40 per-
cent increase in Florida traffic
deaths in January.
Preliminary reports show that
278 people died in traffic crashes
the first month of the year.
"Only time will tell if the record
number of traffic fatalities in Janu-
ary will continue, however, we
cannot afford to wait for the
answer. Curbing the rise of traffic-
related fatalities is on the top of our
agenda, as well as that of the Flori-
da Sheriffs and Police Chiefs," said
Colonel Christopher A. Knight,
director of the Florida Highway
Patrol.
Motorists must assume respon-
sibility for their' driving behavior,
especially when it endangers oth-
ers on the road.
"Motorists must learn to take
driving seriously," remarked
Holmes Beach Police chief Jay
Romine, president of the Police
Chief's Association, "This is not
just about writing tickets it's
about changing driver behavior,"
Chief Romine added.
Increases in aggressive driving
coupled with the failure of many


motorists to use seat belts, are just
a few examples of the causes iden-
tified in a number of recent deadly
crashes. The single most important
action motorists can take to help
insure their safety is to use seat
belts..
This past Christmas holiday
period, 80 percent of the drivers
and occupants killed in vehicles
equipped with seat belts were not
using them. That number peaked
during the New Year's holiday peri-
od when more than 90 percent of
those killed were not wearing seat
belts. If those people had put their
seat belts on, most would be alive
today.
Law enforcement agencies are
coordinating efforts to reduce the
increasing crash rate in Florida.
Intense enforcement will be the
rule in an attempt to reduce the
death rate. The results of these
campaigns will be released to the
public.
"We ask the public to please
help us help you. Our mission is to
make Florida's roads safer, but it
begins with each driver and pas-
senger, motorcyclist, bicyclist and
pedestrian. Law enforcement can-
not work alone to keep our road-
ways safe. We must have the pub-
lic's help," said Colonel Knight.


FHP issue over 6,000 citations


TALLAHASEE The Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP) is releasing
enforcement totals for the fourth
phase of "Operation Safe Ride," a
48-hour statewide aggressive driv-
ing enforcement operation, which
was conducted Feb. 24-25. Opera-
tion Safe Ride was conducted in all
10 FHP field troops throughout the
state.
There were 6,065 total citations,
which included 427 misdemeanor
citations, 1,171 total warnings, and
707 faulty equipment notices.
Troopers covered a total of 107,570
total miles during the. operation.
Other activity recorded during
Operation Safe Ride included 3,242
speed citations, 84 citations for fol-
.lowing too closely,, 96 improper
lane changes, and 69 failure to
yield right-of-way.
There were also 46 improper'
passing citations issued, 124 failure
to obey traffic control device, nine
move-over citations, 31 driving
under the influence arrests, 538
occupant restraint citations, and
372 citations issued for aggressive
driving.
The FHP launched the first
phase of Operation Safe Ride, a
statewide enforcement operation,
Feb. 26-27, 2004. The campaign
was created in response to a grow-
ing concern over aggressive drivers
and incidents of road rage through-
out Florida.
Operation Safe Ride features
varying traffic themes, seeking to
not only curb hazardous violations,
butt to heighten awareness toward
particular issue chosen during
each enforcement wave. The sec-
ond phase of Operation Safe Ride
targeted commercial vehicle viola-
tions.
The two-day initiative was held
May 13-14, 2004. The third phase of
the operations was held Dec. 22-
23, 2004. Once again, the theme of
the operations targeted aggressive
driving violations. FHP troopers uti-
lized all available resources to track
violators, including their new Mer-
cury Marauders.
During the enforcement details,


troopers focused their enforce-
ment efforts on every interstate,
Florida's Turnpike, and other
major state roads in Florida where
aggressive and hazardous moving
violations are prevalent.
By implementing enforcement
initiatives, such as Safe Ride, the
agency continues to execute inno-
vative measures aimed at curbing
the rising number of deaths and
injuries caused by motor vehicle
crashes on Florida roadways.


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's office seeks information on
Joequetta Rivers also known as
Joequetta Shunta Rivers, 21, a
black male. The suspect weighs
160 pounds and is 5 feet, 9 inches
tall with brown hair and brown
eyes.
* Last known address was Belle


Glade.
Rivers is wanted on charges of
Neglect of a child.
If you have information about
this suspect or about any crime,
contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-
458-8477. For more information
online, check www/crimestop-
perspbc.com.


Police briefs

Deputies arrest burglary suspect
LABELLE Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee announced that
in the early morning hours of March 2, Juan Albert Maldonado, age
19, from 305 Calle Amistad Road in Immokalee, was arrested for
battery, criminal mischief, burglary of a conveyance, possession of
narcotics paraphernalia and fraud (providing false information to a
Law Enforcement Officer).
At approximately 12:30 a.m., on the morning of March 2, Hendry
County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Vacaro Street, in
LaBelle, in reference to a burglary. The victim Jorge Martinez discov-
ered Maldonado had broke into his vehicle and Martinez detained
the suspect until the arrival of Hendry County deputies.
During this time, Maldonado fought with the victim. Maldonado
was placed under arrest on the above-mentioned charges and his
bond was set at $12,000.
Eight accused of drug charges
BUCKHEAD RIDGE Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon
announced that on Feb. 25, members of the Glades County Sher-
iff's Office Narcotics Task Force assisted by the Okeechobee County
Narcotics Task Force,' arrested eight individuals in Buckhead Ridge.
The arrests stem from an ongoing investigation and Sheriff
Whiddon is expecting more arrests in the near future as the investi-
gation unfolds. According to Sheriff Whiddon, there is a zero toler-
ance drug stance and the sheriff's office will continue to investigate
and arrest those involved with the usage, sale and manufacturing of
illegal drugs.
The sheriff has also enlisted the assistance from the Drug
Enforcement Administration and will continue working together
with all outside agencies to fight the war on drugs.
Those individuals arrested all provided Okeechobee addresses
and several had out of state identification. The following suspects
were taken into custody:
Nathan Smith was arrested for possession of cocaine, sale of
cocaine, possession of methadone, sale of methadone, and pur-
chase of cocaine.
Robert Frier was arrested for purchase and possession of
cocaine.
Carol A. Celentano was arrested for sale of methadone and pur-
chase of cocaine.
Steven J. Warner was arrested for purchase of cocaine and pos-
session of cocaine.
Barry W Warner was arrested for purchase of cocaine and pos-
session of cocaine.
Tammy Cowan was arrested for purchase of cocaine and pos-
session of cocaine.
John E. Ellis was arrested for purchase of cocaine and posses-
sion of cocaine.
Michael Shepard was arrested for purchase of cocaine and pos-
session of cocaine.


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in this photo from the Florida Archives.


Settlers worked hard during Depression


Recollections of
Frank Chandler
As told to MaryAnn Morris

"In Buckhead Ridge in the
1920s and 1930s there were just
settlers. It wasn't built up then."
(One story says Buckhead Ridge
got its name from the shape of
the land jutting out in the lake.
People thought it looked like the
shape of a buck's head.)
"Then there was still com-
mercial fishing on the lake in the
'20s and they used to go out and
catch five or ten thousand
pounds in a trip. The boat they
used was part house boat, you
see,. and you'd sleep and eat in
the one part and the other part
was for cleaning and icing down
the fish. Going out on the lake
on a fishing boat was a summer
treat when there wasn't any
school. They had 'run boats' for
running the iced fish back to the
fish house up Taylor Creek.
Booth had a fish house up there
on Taylor Creek by the bridge on
70 and that's who bought the
fish.
"When thehurricane came in
'28, in those frame houses up on
blocks, you'd lie in bed at night
listening to the wind and feel the
house sort of shiver, and you'd
think it was going to lift right up,
but you'd lie there and feel it set-
tle back down again.
"Pogy Bill, the sheriff, would
come over after football at the
high school and help out the


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football players by rubbing out
the Charley horses and he'd
make sure they were really gone
too! He wouldn't let you go until
he was sure you were all right.
He was always helping people.
"After you finished school
during the Depression, in '33
and '34, this is boys now, you
could go to C.C.C. Camp."(Civil-
ian Conservation Corps, a pro-
gram of Franklin Roosevelt's
New Deal. The C.C.C. built nine
of Florida's state parks including
Highland Hammock State
Park in Sebring).
"Then you could maybe get
work with the W.P.A.(Works
Progress Administration, anoth-
er part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's
New Deal); maybe one or two
days a week for a dollar a day.
But back then you could buy.
groceries for $1.50 to $2 a week;
you had beans, tomatoes, grits.
You ate a lot of beans. Nothing
fancy, but regular food and we
stayed healthy, too. Everyone
had a garden, maybe an acre or
a half acre and you could grow a


lot of what you wanted to eat.
Some people now might starve
and never think about planting a
garden.
"My friend and I used to go at
night to hunt for rabbits or frogs
to sell. Big Boy Henry (Henry
Meat Packers) would buy them
for a few cents; then you could
buy the food like flour you
couldn't raise. We killed the
frogs with a 'frog swat.' We took
a piece off a big Cabbage Palm
and cut all the leaves off. That
left us with about a four foot
piece pretty thick on one end.
You'd swat the frog on -the head
and put it in the 'croaker bag'
ydu took with you. Then walked
back to town and sold them in
the morning. One time we were
walking out of the swamp back
to the road just before sunrise,
when my friend stepped on a big
water moccasin. He jumped and
killed it with his frog swat. I was
glad he did.
"After high school, I was in
CCC camp at Lawtey, up north
of Starke. We worked digging
out tree stumps and some of
them were ten or 12 feet across
and you'd dig, then get under
them and cut the roots loose. I
was there seven months and the
last two days or so we did get to
plant seedling pines.
"There was other work dur-
ing the Depression. Sometimes
you'd get a day or two of work at
some of the big farms. Judge
Sterns had a farm down by Eagle
Bay. A day's work was from


sunup to sundown, so you'd
start early in the morning and it
was all wet with dew, and you'd
be wet in the mucky soil the
tomatoes grew in. Those rows
would seem like the longest
Srows you'd ever seen. Then
you'd carry the baskets full of
tomatoes to the end of the row
to be picked up and start picking
all over those rows again 'til sun-
down for a dollar a day.
"Dan McCarthy had a grocery
store in town in the black build-
ing on the corner on 70. There
was a man from Henry Meat
Packers over in Tampa who
made sausage and smoked
sausage in the back part of Dan
McCarthy's store. Later, finally
they decided to expand their ter-
ritory to sell beef and sausage in
Canal Point and the towns
around the lake and they asked
me- to come do that. The first
truck was like the truck on 'The
Waltons' on television, but it
.was painted yellow. The meat
was kept cold by a battery oper-
ated fan blowing on a big, not as
big as a 55 gallon, but big drum
of ice in the back. You really had
to move that sausage quick
because that pork was ground
up and would spoil quicker than
the beef."
(Editor's note: Do you know
a longtime resident in the Lake
Okeechobee area who would
agree to be interviewed for this
column? Contact MaryAnn Mor-
ris at (863) 763-3134 or email
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Wildlife officers capture tiger


WELLINGTON On Feb. 26,
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) officers suc-
cessfully tranquilized a 400-500-
pound male tiger that escaped
from its cage at the Panther Ridge
Sanctuary in Wellington. The tiger
escaped before 10 a.m. and the
owner responded immediately by
calling the FWC to report the inci-
dent.
FWC investigators and officers
responded, as did the Palm Beach
County (PBC) Sheriff's Office,
David Hitzig of the Busch Wildlife
Sanctuary and Lion Country
Safari representatives.
The tiger remained within the
12-foot perimeter fence and
roamed the horse paddock fence
line never leaving the five-acre
property. As a precaution, PBC
Sheriff's officers secured the
neighborhood roads in case the
tiger did make it out of the
perimeter fence.
The tiger did investigate some
horses while out of its cage. It was
reported that one horse kicked at
the tiger, which then left the hors-


es alone.
FWC officers shot the tiger
with a tranquilizer dart, which did
not seem to phase it, then David
Hitzig darted it a second time. The
tiger jumped and ran a few steps
then laid down. It got up again,
appeared groggy, then laid back
down again. It took 10-15 minutes
for the tranquilizer to take effect,
and the tiger was never scared or
spooked.
The tiger was placed on a tarp
and hauled back into its cage. The
owner was cited for escape of
captive wildlife a first-degree
misdemeanor, which is subject to
a maximum of $500 fine and/or
60 days in jail.
FWC officers on the scene said
it was a textbook capture.
In an unrelated incident Feb.
27, an FWC officer was on routine
patrol and observed activity con-
sistent with animal fighting. The
officer contacted the PBC Sheriff's
office for assistance and they
responded. As both officers
approached the property, people
scattered. Upon observation, they


found evidence of cockfighting.
There were 51 felony arrests
and 159 fighting cocks were
seized approximately 20-30
people ,escaped capture by law
enforcement officers.
This is a violation of Florida
State Statute 828.122 (3). If found
guilty, those that participate in
cock fighting are subject to a max-
imum of $5,000 fine and/or five
years in jail third degree felony.
The investigation and evidence
gathering is ongoing. When com-
plete, everything will be turned
over to the State Attorneys Office
for prosecution. There is no time-
frame for when this will be done.
This was another instance of
great cooperation by agencies
with a stake in the issue. The PBC
Sheriff's office assisted with
arrests and evidence processing.
PBC Animal Care and Control
took possession of fighting cocks,
PBC Fire Department assisted
with support and Department of
Children and Families responded
and opened eight individual case
numbers.


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Edison College establishes Hendry/Glades Task Force


Edison College has established
a Task Force to examine the possi-
bility of a campus to serve Hendry
and Glades counties. In addition
to regular course offerings the
campus will also offer develop-
mental classes to assist students
in college readiness.
Edison also wants to offer
professional development cours-
es for business. Professional
development course content
would be developed in response
to input from local businesses.
Businessmen and women
know what they are looking for


in their employees and their
responses to a survey being
mailed this month to area
employers will give Edison guid-
ance in setting up future pro-
grams. Edison will use these
responses to identify employee
credit and non-credit education
needs.
"Another question is whether
local businesses might have
facilities where classes for 15 to
30students could be scheduled
during the day, said Pat Gor-
don, Edison district director for
Institutional Effectiveness and


Program Development.
Enrollment must grow signifi-
cantly before a campus can be
justified, even considering the
possibility of donated land for
the campus. Currently there is a
serious lack of facilities for day-
time classes.
Formally, this is the Edison
College Hendry/Glades Task
Force. Membership consists of:
Thomas Conner, Superintendent
of Schools, Hendry County; Ken-
neth Downing, Member Edison
College District Board of
Trustees; Mitch Hutchcraft, Vice


President, Bonita Bay Group;
John Huysman, Edison College
Faculty and Teacher at Moore
Haven. High School, Pat Lang-
ford, business owner and Mem-
ber of the Hendry County School
Board, Molly Chamnlis, Mayor of
Clewiston and Compliance Offi-
cer, First Bank of Clewiston;
Bryan Paul, business owner and
Member, Edison College Foun-
dation Board; Julia G. Perry,
Member Edison College District
Board of Trustees, Julie Craichy
Wilkins, Assistant to the LaBelle
City Attorney; and Geri


$30 million designated to build hospital


BELLE GLADE At their
March 3 meeting, the Health
Care District Board voted to des-
ignate $30 million of reserves for
a replacement hospital in the
Glades. The designation of'$30
million follows a previous deci-
sion by the Health Care District
and Glales General Hospital
Boards to develop a master plan
for a replacement facility. While
it is expected that additional
funding will be required to build
a replacement facility, the desig-
nation of $30 million establishes
a financial base on which to
build that additional funding.
"High quality local health care
services in the Glades is an
important element to support the
future growth in the region. The
Health Care District's decision to
designate funding is a reflection
of the District's commitment to
western Palm Beach County,"
says David Goodlett, vice chair-
man of the Health Care District
Board and Vice President of Gov-
ernment and Community Rela-
tions for the Sugar Cane Growers
Cooperative of Florida. "Once
the plan is completed for the hos-
pital, final decisions will need to
balance current and future needs
of the community and the hospi-
tal's ability to financially sustain
services over time."
The Health Care District
began operating Glades General
Hospital May 1, 2004 after the
prior owner decided to leave the
market. One of its first actions as
the new owner was to appoint a
board to be responsible for the
day-to-day operation of the hos-
pital. Glades General Hospital
Board members include Bryan
Cross (chair), Dr. Don Fliehs
(vice-chair), Dr. Effie Grear (sec-
retary), Richard Bowman, Neil
Fogel, Dr. Jim Howell, and John
Lacy. The hospital board and
management provide regular
reports on hospital activities to
the District Board.
At a joint meeting with the
Health Care District Board in
November of last year, the
Glades General Hospital Board
presented a list of initiatives that
need to be addressed to ensure
the future success of the hospital.
These initiatives, which include
physician relations, facility
improvements,-community rela-
tions, financial stability and
replacement of the hospital, will
play a critical role in the health
care delivery system in the
Glades.
Physician Relations
The hospital places a great
deal of importance on its rela-
tionships with attending physi-
cians, and the private and public
providers in the community. The
hospital will implement a med-
ical staff development plan in
concert with the attending physi-,
cians, which is expected to bol-
ster existing referral relationships


"Once the plan is completed for the, hospital,
final decisions will need to balance current and
future needs of the community and the hospi-
tal's ability to financially sustain services over
time."
David Goodlett,
vice chairman of the Health Care District Board and
Vice President of Government and Community Relations
for the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida


and prioritize needs for addition-
al physician resources. The
recent recruitment of Dr. Carlito
Arrogante will provide expanded
obstetrical and gynecological
(OB/GYN) services and comple-
ment Dr. Ahmed Barhoush who
has provided OB/GYN care in the
Glades for many years. An
OB/GYN is on call 24 hours a day,
every day. The hospital also
employs hospital-based physi-
cians who are on-site 24 hours a
day, seven days per week to see
patients who may not have a pri-
mnary care physician or whose
doctor has transitioned care
management for the patient's
hospitalization. Once dis-
charged, these patients follow up
with their primary care physician
for post-hospital care.
"Hospital-based physicians
ensure that our patients receive
.the highest quality medical care
while at Glades General Hospital
and work with the patient's doc-
tor to assure a smooth transition
from inpatient to outpatient
care," said Dan Aranda, Glades
General's Chief Executive Officer.

Facility Improvements
Glades General Hospital
maintains a national certification
with the Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare
Organizations (JCAHO) and on-
going compliance with Agency
for Health Care Administration
(AHCA). The hospital is currently
addressing immediate facility
needs of the hospital to improve
operations. Since May, a number
of improvements have been
made, including renovations to
the emergency room and third
floor patient rooms.
Glades General Hospital com-
pleted upgrades to their 6,400-
square-foot emergency room in
December 2004. Examination
rooms, floors, walls, ceiling and
equipment have all been inspect-
ed and upgraded to ensure high-
quality, effective delivery of care.
In January, the emergency room
provided services to over 1,600
patients. A central communica-
tion area, equipped with below-
the-counter computer screens,
has been added for the doctors
and nurses to document medical
records. The communication
center ensures patient confiden-
tiality and enables the medical
staff to have clear view of all


.emergency activities to aid in pri-
oritization of patient care.
A "Fast Track" service has also
been added where a physician
assistant or nurse practitioner
can provide services quickly to
less intensive patients. This serv-
ice allows the physician to con-
centrate on more critically ill or
injured patients. All of these
changes have been implemented
to promote the efficient flow of
patients.
Patient rooms on the third
floor and rooms for mothers and
their newborns were remodeled
in 2004 with flat screen TVs, new
flooring, artwork and other
accessories. The hospital
believes patients should be as
comfortable as possible in a
warm atmosphere for friends
and family to visit.
Following completion of the
projects, the Health Care District
has funded an additional $2.2
million to support further
enhancements in 2005. Improve-
ments will include purchase of
additional state-of-the-art med-
ical equipment, high-tech com-
puter software, and improve-
ments to the appearance of other
areas of the hospital.
Hospital management is also
attending to operational
improvements, including recruit-
ment and retention of personnel,
staff development programs that
focus on quality outcomes, and
patient satisfaction to improve
inpatient and ancillary utiliza-
tion.
Community Relations
As a critical part of the health
care delivery system in the
Glades, the hospital has an
important communication role
in the community. To better
serve Glades' residents, the hos-
pital is planning a number of
activities that will enhance
awareness of services at the hos-
pital and strengthen community
support. The community will
continue to learn about hospital
improvements and plans over
the coming months.
Glades. General Hospital con-
tinues to enjoy an excellent rela-
tionship with tri-city residents,"
says Dan Aranda. "The support
that the hospital has received
from city officials in Pahokee,
Belle Glade and South Bay has
been excellent. The improve-


ments made during the last year
are beginning to have an impact,
and each month new changes
are taking place."

Financial Stability
The hospital maintains a
healthy respect for the financial
aspects of operating the hospital.
Providing high-quality cost-effec-
tive services is important in
today's highly competitive health
care environment. A financially
stable organization ensures hos-
pital services will be maintained
into the future. As decisions are
made for the future, the hospital
plans to engage businesses,
physicians, and the community
at large to obtain input regarding
the services required in the
Glades.

Future Planning
Glades General Hospital has
engaged TriBrook Healthcare
Consultants and HKS Architects
Inc. (TriBrook) to prepare for a
replacement facility. TriBrook is a
nationally recognized leader in
defining and designing health
care systems. They have provid-
ed services to over 1,500 health
care provider organizations
across the country, and are
expected to apply their rich expe-
rience to develop an effective
strategy and master facility plan
for Glades General Hospital.
Their plan will include an assess-
ment of current and future health
care needs of the community.
Input is being requested from the
community through structured
interviews in an effort to define a
more contemporary health care
system.' In the end, TriBrook's
report will include recommenda-
tions on services to be provided,
as well as the size and location of
a future replacement facility. The
plan for the regional medical
center is anticipated in June. A
meeting will be scheduled with
the Health Care District Board
and Hospital Board to discuss
findings of the report and to con-
sider next steps to improving
health care in the Glades.


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Airstrip
Continued From Page 1
At a previous commission
meeting, there had been some
discussion concerning building a
fly-in community in the area.
In other business, Commis-
sioner Alvin Ward noted that he
had recently received a special
exception allowing him to con-
struct a private airstrip on his
property on Wayman Road. Mr.
Ward noted that in approving the
special exception, 11 stipulations
were added before the special
exception was approved.
"I didn't approve of the stipula-



Li ht
Con ued From Page 1

the Ortona resident who asked
the commission to install the
light, wants a streetlight there,
and used the children as a reason
to have it installed.
Installing the light might even
create more problems, as' chil-
dren would be likely to break the
light and could be injured by bro-
ken glass, she said.
Commissioner Alvin Ward said
he had discussed the situation
with Glades County Schools
Superintendent Wayne Aldrich
and transportation director


tions, I disapproved of the way it
was done," Commissioner Ward
said, suggesting that policy deci-
sions with a potential impact on
Glades County residents should
be brought before the board of
county commissioners before
being implemented by a depart-
ment or an advisory board.
Commissioner Paul Beck
agreed, then asked the county
attorney to determine where the
new rules came from and how
they were incorporated into the
particular zoning category.
The board is expected to con-
tinue their discussion at their April
12 meeting at 9 a.m. in the com-
mission chambers at the Glades
County Courthouse.


Dough Manke, and said neither
the district or the school board
can afford to install lighting at the
stop, because it would likely set a
precedent.
"As much as we'd love to, we
can't afford it,". Commissioner
Ward said, suggesting that if the
community association feels
there is a need for the light, they
could work together to raise the
funds to install one and maintain
it.
Commissioner Ward said in
visiting the disputed bus stop, he
did notice there were no school
bus stop signs marking the stop
and directed the road department
to install them.


Staff photos/MaryAnn Morris
High-energy Moore Haven High School Band entertained on-lookers Saturday in the Chalo
Nitka parade


"It's wonderful!" said 89-
year-old Alma Adams after
her helicopter ride at the
Chalo Nitka Festival in Moore
Haven Saturday.


Members

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appointees to the board at the
March 8 meeting.
New board members include,
Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Lisa Langdale, Financial
or Insurance representative Lynn
Willis of Big Lake National Bank,
replacing long time EZDA board
member Steve Tool who retired
effective March 1, resident Earlie
Burleson, who replaced former
resident representative Commis-
sioner Russell Echols, Local Code
Enforcement Agency representa-
tive Clay Townsend, and law
enforcement representative Sher-
iff Stuart Whiddon.
Agreeing to remain on the
board, are Chairman and busi-
ness representative John Ahern,
nonprofit community-based
organizations representative
Judge Kirby, and EZDA vice chair-
man/Regional Workforce Devel-
opment Board member and
Schools Superintendent Wayne
Aldrich.
Having approved, the new


appointees, the board is expected
to approve an amendment to the
ordinance creating the EZDA
board at either their March 28 or
April 12 meeting.
The board is also expected to
authorize Ms. Whirls to be the sig-
natory on local EZ incentive appli-
cations.
Once established, the' new
board is expected to meet quar--
terly, the third Thursday of the
month, in April, July, October and
January. A re-organizational
meeting is expected to be called
for April 21, at 5:30 p.m.
At that meeting, according to
Ms. Whirls, statutorial duties of
new board members will be
reviewed, along with boundaries
of the 19-odd mile enterprise
zone.will be reviewed and board
members will receive information
on the job creation tax credit;
building supplies and equipment
sales tax credits and other state-
sponsored tax incentives related
to the enterprise zone designa-
tion.
At the Feb. 28 meeting, Ms.
Whirls noted that the legislature is
expected to vote this session


whether or not to continue the
Enterprise Zone program for
another 10 years and continue
offering the related tax incentives.
At the March 8 meeting, Ms.
Whirls told the commission that
she has contacted State Senator
Dave Aronberg, District 77 State
Representative Denise Grimsley
and State Senator J.D. Alexander
concerning the importance of the
program to the area.
"Even while the incentives
have been little used in Glades
County, this may be because of a
lack of promotion of the program,
confusion regarding the EZ
boundaries, and reluctance on
the part of small businesses to
comply with the relatively compli-
cated application process," Ms.
Whirls said. "We hope to address,
those concerns."
Ms. Whirls reported Johnson
and Prewitt Engineering's Tommy
Perry has agreed to do an overlay
of the new approved boundaries,
to the county's base map, to
allow businesses and potential
developers to easily see whether
particular properties are located
within the zone.


At the March 8 meeting, Ms.
Whirls reported that since she
became EDC Director Feb. 24,
Glades County SHIP coordinator
Nina Acree has contacted her
concerning applying for the tax
incentives concerning two new
homes and one major rehabilita-
tion project within the zone and
she has been queried concerning
a building project in an industrial
parcel located across from
Thomas Grinding.
"EZDA Chairman John Ahern
has been very helpful in reviewing
the boundary maps for me, to
determine if specific properties
are located in the zone and
Hendry County's Enterprise Zone
coordinator Ron Zimmerly has
pledged to help me while I get up
to speed," Ms. Whirls said.
Ms. Whirls said she plans to
survey local businesses concern-
ing their use of the incentives pro-
gram and will be recruiting EDC
volunteer Adam Weiland to pre-
pare application packets for busi-
nesses applying for the tax incen-
tives. The next project will be
preparing the quarterly report on
the program which is due in May.


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National Nutrition Month


National Nutrition Month is a
nutrition education and informa-
tion campaign sponsored annu-
ally by the American Dietetic
Association. The campaign is
designed to focus attention on
the importance of making
informed food choices and
developing sound eating and
physical activity habits.
This year's theme is "Get A
Taste For Nutrition."
The Department of School
Food Service wants you to join
this campaign to practice better
health through good nutrition.


School lunch tips:
Be adventurous and
expand your horizons. Variety is
the "spice of life" in your food
choices and is key to good nutri-
tion and health. Choose foods
based on flavor, texture and col-
ors that are tasty and healthy.
Explore the wide world of nutri-
tion by trying a variety of foods.
Treat your taste buds. You
decide how much and how
often. Choose foods sensibly by
looking at the big picture; it is
what you eat over several days,


not just one meal or day that
counts. So enjoy all your favorite
foods, just try eating them in
moderate amounts.
Balance food choices with
your lifestyle. Choosing the right
balance of foods helps you get
the right combination of nutri-
ents. So balance your food
choices with your physical activi-
ties to achieve and maintain a
healthy weight and lifestyle.
Be active. Be creative and
enjoy a variety of ways-to stay
active to feel your best. There is
no need for expensive equip-
ment or complicated fitness pro-
grams. Start by making a list of
physical activities that fit into
your lifestyle and schedule one
every day.
Good nutrition practice pro-
motes better public health.
Public health is everyone's
business.
Working together...we can
make a difference in the public
health of our community.

For more information contact
Paula Triana with School Food
Services at 561-383-2026.


Glades County School Lunch Menu


Middle/High/Elementary

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

Monday, March 14
No school

Tuesday, March 15
Chicken and yellow rice
Garden peas
Chocolate chip cookie
Rolls
Milk, variety


Wednesday, March 16
Pizza
Beef and bean burrito
Corn
Carrot sticks
Spiced apples
Milk, variety

Thursday, March 17
Ham
Macaroni and cheese
Lima beans
Peanut butter square
Rolls
Milk, variety

Friday, March 18
Pepperoni pizz
French fries
Tossed salad
Shape-ups
Milk, variety


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SPORTS 11


Tiger track team



extends perfect season


Results from
March 1st
Congratulations to the boys
track team for their victory in
Tuesday's meet in Golden Gate.
The following boys finished in the
top 3 places:
Warren Wood was 1st in the
300 Hurdles, 2nd in the 110 Hur-
dles, 2nd in the Long Jump and
2nd in the Triple Jump.
John Melton was 2nd in the
.300 Hurdles, 3rd in the Long
Jump and 3rd in the Triple Jump.
Lamarcus McGriff was 2nd in
the High Jump and 3rd in the 300
Hurdles.
Vince Vaughn won the Shot
Put, Jimmy Filiponi came in 2nd
and David Pope finished in 3rd.
James Royal won the Discus
and Tim Thomas finished in 2nd
place.
Jasper Hunter won the Long
Jump and finished 3rd in the. 400
Meters
Ishmael Seymour won the 400
Meters.
Lee Thicklin finished 1st in the
100 Meters
Jamal Hubert won the 200
Meters and finished 2nd in the
100 Meters.
Jenard Similien finished 3rd in


Team Scores
Clewiston
Charlotte
Bishop Verot
Shot Put
David Pope
Vince Vaughn
Discus
James Royal
Jamell Moody
Tim Thomas
High Jump
Lamarcus McGriff
110 Hurdles
Warren Wood
Robert Smith
Jenard Similien
100 Meters
LeeThickln
Jamal Hubert
David Holligan
4X100
Jamal Hubert
LeeThickln
Carl Whitehead
David Mc Catty
The boy's track


135 Amer. Heritage
114 Okeechobee
96 LaBelle
Long Jump
1st 47'3" Warren Wood
4th 43'7" Jimmy Filiponi
Triple Jump
1ST 128'7" Warren Wood
3rd 109'10" David McCatty
6th 100'


19'1'
42'1"


4th 39'4
6th 38'7


300 Hurdles
16.41 Warren Wood
16.59 Lamarcus McGriff
19.51 John Melton
400 Meters
11.28 Ishmael Seymour
11.59 Sim Putnam


6th 11.70
2nd 44.4 4 X400 1st
Sim Putnam
John Melton
David McCatty
Ishmael Seymour
team has now improved their record to 18-0


the 110 Hurdles.
Carl whitehead finished in 3rd
place in the 200 Meters.
Daniel Collins finished 2nd in
the 800 followed by Stanley
Zupky in 3rd.


Courtesy photo
Glades Central's Daphlio Success took the podium fol-
lowing the Florida State high school wrestling champi-
onships to accept his sixth place medal. Coaches Moore
and Schultz were on hand to watch their wrestler gain
high accolades at the championship meet.

Success for Success at

wrestling championships


The Glades Central Raiders
send Dalphio Success into the
Florida State championship
wrestling tournament and suc-
cess is what Success .found
after the Raider finished the
tournament in sixth place
overall.
Success entered the Lake-
land tournament in the 119-
pound weight class and found
his way onto a podium after
the dust settled on a grueling
competition featuring the best


of the best of high school
grapplers.
Success ended the season
with more than 30 victories,
was the district championship
runner-up, as well as the all-
area all-county runner-up.
Success was already named to
the all-conference squad and
while his accolades are
respectable for any wrestler,
Success enjoyed his climb to
the top as a first-year grappler
for the Raiders.


Attention! Coaches!

Editor's note: Attention Lake Okeechobee area coaches.
Your communities deserve the best sports coverage possible
for your area athletes. To ensure this coverage is provided,
please e-mail the sports information sheets that have been
provided to you to: myoung@newszap.com, or fax them to
(863) 983-7537.


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Jamal Hubert, Lee Thiklin,
Carl Whitehead and David
McCatty won the 400 Meter Relay.
Sim Putnam. John Melton,
Waren Wood and Ishmael Sey-
mour won the Mile Relay.


By Mark Young
Clewiston High School's Lady
Tiger track and field team played
host to five other teams for the
McDonalds Invitational Track
Meet, with the Lady Tigers
emerging from the heated com-
petition with third place overall.
Charlotte captured the meet
with 234 points, Bishop Verot
took second with 123 points,
and Clewiston captured third
with 68 points. LaBelle came in
fourth with 31 points, Okee-
chobee finished fifth with 29
points, and American Heritage
rounded out the six-team field
with 26 points.
The Lady Tigers won three
events outright with Nicole Pope
winning the shot put with a dis-
tance of 32'10". Clewiston's
Teadra Jackson and Dynisha
Thomas added team points after
finishing fourth and fifth respec-
tively.
Evelyn Thompson was the
fleet-footed sprinter in the 100-
meter dash, racing to first place
*with a time of 12.81. Tequilla
Weston contributed with a fifth
place effort.
Mary Hegley outlasted the
field in the 400-meter race to
take first place with a time of
64.4. Thompson returned to the
spotlight after taking third place
in the long jump and added a
second place finish in the 200-
meter race, while Alisa Abreu
helped her squad out with a fifth


Clewiston Ladies Golf


Association winners
The Clewiston Ladies Golf
Association held their annual golf
tournament Feb. 22. The theme
for this year's event was "Every-
thing is Coming up Roses." .
Crystal vases were awarded to
the teams, which placed first
through fourth. Crystal bud vases -a -
were awarded to those individu-
als who had the longest drive and
who was closest to the pin. The
ladies were welcomed by the Courtesy photos
Association's President Etta Kuh- First place team of June Pol-
ner and Golf Director Adolfo lard, Alice Irwin, Joan Sniff-
Pena. en, and Debbie McDuffie.
Tournament Chairperson Rose
Epling and all the members
expressed gratitude to all those
who helped make the tourna-
ment a success, as well as to the
participants, sponsors, and con-
tributors. A special thank you was i
extended to Mr. Pena for his sup- 7'
port and donation of prizes and to
Ronnie Ford and Geraldine Eaton
for their help. .
First place winners were June Second place team of Nancy
Pollard, Alice Irwin, Joan Sniffen, Haldeman, Karen Wallen,
and Debbie McDuffie. Second Bea Christopher, and LaV-
place winners were Nancy Halde-
man, Karen Wallen, Bea Christo- erne Redish.
pher, and LaVerne Redish. Swetz. Fourth place winners were
Third place winners were Norma Melocke, Carol Mackin-
Sheleigh Belongy, Janet Mitzner, non, Cathy Kendrick, and Jan Bar-
JoAnn Waits, and Mary Rose

Sports briefs

Celebration of Champions
The public is invited to a "Celebration 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, special guest speakers and a D.J.
Festivities will begin at noon with a parade from Martin Luther King
Park and will end at the football field where the fun begins!
Join the fun and show your appreciation to the coaches and play-
ers. /
For more details, contact Alice Thompson at the Pahokee Chamber
of Commerce, (561) 924-5579.
Belle Glade Chamber golf tourney
The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their sev-
enth annual golf tournament March 12 at the Belle Glade Golf Course.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start beginning at 8:30
a.m. There will be first, second, and third place prizes awarded, as well
as a hole-in-one prize to the first person who does it on a designated
hole. The entry fee is $50, holes can be sponsored for $100, and $275
includes a full foursome and tee sponsorship. Call the pro shop at 996-
6605 for more information.


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place points finish in the 800.
Clewiston's relay squads
posted points finishes in the 400-
meter relay and captured fourth
in the 1,600. Taking third for the
Lady Tigers were Curtissa
Franklin, Weston, Hegley, and
Thompson. In the mile relay, the
fourth place finishers were Ale-


jandra Urias, Kimberly Holley,
Abreu, and Hegley.
Clewiston also finished fourth
in the 3,200-meter relay with
Urias, Ivana Cruz, Alma Vasquez,
and Abreu teaming up to cap-'
ture valuable points, which
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Members of Glades County School Board donned Seminole patchwork finery for the Chalo
Nitka parade Saturday in Moore Haven


Parade
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helicopter rides. A steady line of
adventurous people lined up to fly
up above the scenery. Alma
Adams of Westerville, Ohio stays
at South Bay R.V Park in cold
weather. Mrs. Adams, a spirited 89
years old went up and not for the
first time. "It's just wonderful!"
she said.
"About 300 kids came Friday
for Kids Day for free rides and
entertainment," said Lisa Layton
from the Glades County Chamber
of Commerce. "We owe a special
thanks to Glades Electric Cooper-
ative; specifically Tommy Todd
and John Marks. They sponsored
the cost of the festival tee shirts,"
she continued. "Everyone worked
so hard and gave of their time and
resources. People made the Chalo
Nitka festival a success."


A helicopter view of Saturday's Chalo Nitka Festival in Moore
Haven


Layton Sapp, age 3 shows great potential in mechanical bull riding at the Chalo Nitka Festi-
val Saturday in Moore Haven


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Fairways and
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in more than just marketing, he is
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The strongest addition to the
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Program eradicating Melaleuca trees


By MaryAnn Morris

The Melaleuca tree has not
always been a hated invader.
Back in 1906, John C. Gifford liked
the interesting little tree with bot-
tle brush-like flowers and shaggy,
peeling bark when he visited Aus-
tralia.
He liked it so much he brought
seeds back to Florida and planted
them at his home on Biscayne
Bay near Miami. Not to be out-
done, the Frank Stirling Nursery in
south Broward County planted
Melaleuca and sold them as orna-
mental trees. Another unsuspect-
ing soul on the west coast of Flori-
da near Estero also planted it and
watched it grow.
In the late 1930s Melaleuca
was planted along the base of the
new dike around Lake Okee-
chobee and at Monroe Station in
the Big Cypress Preserve.
It became a very popular tree.
People used it along fence lines. It
made a good windbreak. Soon it
was just about everywhere in the
state of Florida.

Why did it
spread so fast?
In its native Australia, Melaleuca
grows well in low-lying wet areas
and is spread by fire and wind. Fire
is a natural result of summer light-
ning. Wind, of course blows the
seed, but fire? When the Melaleuca
feels threatened it disperses its
seeds. Threats, to a Melaleuca
include droughts, freezes, saws,
blows, herbicides and fire.

Why get rid of it?
In Florida with no natural ene-
mies and a favorable environ-
ment, Melaleuca grows so fast
and so dense that it chokes out
every living; thing around it -
including other trees like pine and
cypress. It disrupts the natural sur-
face water flow. The Melaleuca
does not provide habitat for
wildlife native to Florida.
Land managers, biologists and
government officials saw that
parks, marshes and open spaces
were disappearing and were


Staff photo/MaryAnn Morris
Melaleuca around Lake Okeechobee has been eradicated by
a combination of methods.


Courtesy 'photo/Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S.D.A.
Australian researcher Matthew Purcell (left) and ARS ento-
mologist Gary Buckingham examine growth of Melaleuca at
research lab in Gainesville.


being completely taken over by
Melaleuca.
In 1990, the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
(DEP) estimated that if the spread
continued, and Melaleuca took
over, tourists would have almost
no marshes or forests to visit
where they could see birds and
other wildlife. Sportsmen would
have nowhere to hunt or fish, and
it went on from there. The DEP
estimated the loss in revenue to be
$161 million a year if nothing was
done to check the invasion.

Eradication under way
In recent years dead Melaleuca
trunks on the horizon have


become an increasingly common
(and welcome) sight. This is
thanks to a group of scientists and
government officials who have
dedicated themselves and their
lives to the eradication of the
Melaleuca trees in Florida.
"We use a strategy that has
taken many years to develop," said
Frangois LaRoche, a Senior Biolo-
gist with South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD). "First
we remove the big, seed-bearing
trees on the outer edges of a
Melaleuca head, gradually working
inward. We cut a ring through the
bark of each tree, all the way
around, and then treat the opening
with a herbicide. We use only
licensed applicators and do not use


any herbicide that is not approved
for home use. We pull saplings by
hand."
Mr. LaRoche has served on the
Melaleuca Management Task
Force, a committee of the Florida
Exotic Pest Plant Council and is the
editor of the definitive Melaleuca
Management Plan (MMP) which
has been used, with updates,
beginning in 1990.
"In the beginning, there were
some 30 people involved and the
original plan took a year to write.
Now we update as needed," said
Mr. LaRoche. "The MMP has been
very successful. Even with the
remaining Melaleucas seeding
themselves and continuing to
spread, overall one-third of all
Melaleuca is gone."
The area around Lake Okee-
chobee was a prime target from
the beginning.
"We are continuing. By looking
back to Australia, we found that,
Melaleuca had many insect ene-
mies. So we found several which
would feed on any remaining trees
and check the spread," explained
Mr. LaRoche.
If you see Melaleuca on your
property, destroy it, biologists
advise. Pull saplings and destroy.
them. For larger trees, girdle the
tree, then treat the cut area with the
herbicide Rodeo, which you can
buy in most garden supply stores.
"Right now, the Corps of Engi-
neers is removing the dead
Melaleuca trunks around Lake
Okeechobee," said SFWMD's
Missy Bartletto. "If they're left
standing, eventually they'll topple
over and block the water control
structures, preventing drainage in a
storm. They will pile the trunks at
the base of the dike and burn them
to be sure they don't cause another
problem."
So the work goes on, all
because of a very stubborn Aus-
tralian tree.
(Editor's Note: Some informa-
tion contained in this article
came from the Melaleuca Man-
agement Plan, Florida Exotic Pest
Plant Council and Agricultural
Research Services, and the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.)


Happenings at Senior Connections


Insurance counseling
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
Connections offices. (No coun-
selors will be available on
Wednesday, March 16 due to
state training)

Medication assistance
Medication assistance through
LEAPS is available March 16 from
1:00 to 5:00 pm at Senior Connec-
tions office in Moore Haven. Legal
help from Florida Rural Legal Ser-
vices is available at Nobles Senior
Center in LaBelle on March 9
from 9-12. (Must call 675-1446 to
make appointment) and at Senior


Connections office in Moore
Haven on March 24 from 9:30 am
to noon. (Must call 946-1821 to
make appointment)

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


Upcoming events
Family Caregiver Support
Group meetings in March will fea-
ture discussions with an
Alzheimer's disease specialist in
LaBelle and Moore Haven, and a
hospice care expert in Clewiston.
All meetings take place from 4-5
p.m. at local Senior Connections
offices. 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 M-W-F at 9:30 a.m.
Come and join this lively group
for better health.
Gamers come every Monday
to the L.J. Nobles Senior Center


starting at 1 p.m. for card playing,
Scrabble and what-have-you. All
are welcome.

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 vol-
unteering are encouraged to call
the same phone numbers for
more information on this won-
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Lake Okeechobee restoration project showing progress


By Pete Gawda
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Some
of those interested in the health of
Lake Okeechobee believe it is get-
ting better. Environmentalists, rep-
resentatives of government agen-
cies and elected officials gathered
under a tent at Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina on Saturday to
hear speeches, presentations and
a proclamation concerning the
lake. The occasion was "Lake
Okeechobee Protection Day."
Dr. Paul Gray of the Audubon


Society introduced Sen. Ken Pruitt
as "a great friend of Okeechobee"
because of his work on the Lake
Okeechobee Protection.Act that
authorized the Lake Okeechobee
Protection Plan (LOPP).
Sen. Pruitt called the day a day
for acknowledging progress and a
day for commitment to the next
stage of restoration.
"It is our lake and our future,"
he said.
The senator alluded to the pol-
lution of the lake in the past. How-


Staff photos/Pete Gawda
In recognition of State Senator Ken Pruitt's help in promoting
Lake Okeechobee restoration, David Anderson, president of
Audubon of Florida presented the senator with a framed print
of a blue heron. The occasion was Lake Okeechobee Protec-
tion Day held Saturday, March 5 at Okee-Tantie Campground
and Marina. On hand for the presentation were (left to right)
Dr. Paul Gray, Lake Okeechobee Science Coordinator for the
Audubon Society, Sen. Pruitt, Mr. Anderson, State Represen-
tative Joe Negron and State Representative Richard Machek.


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ever, he conceded that we have
"started to turn the corner" in lake
restoration."
He said that Lake Okeechobee
was the lifeblood of South Florida
and that the LOPP was a step in the
right direction.
"We have come a long way in
the fight to preserve the lake, he
added.
The senator compared the
progress made in lake restoration
to running a marathon. He said
that after running nine miles,
progress has been made but there
is still a ways to go before finishing
the 26 mile, 385 yard race.
He called the $66 million has
been appropriated by the state for
lake restoration since 2000 a drop
in the bucket compared to what
the total cost will be.
Paraphrasing the famous words
of the late President Ronald Regan
about the Berlin Wall, the senator
said to the U. S. Army Corps of
Engineers and the South Florida
Water Management Distract
(SFWMD) "Lower this lake now."
The senator called for all those
involved in lake restoration to
intensify their efforts. '
He referred to the Indian
proverb that says we don't inherit
the land from our ancestors; we
borrow it from our children.:
"We must preserve our lake
and our future," he said in con-
cluding his remarks.
Representative Richard Machek
called Lake Okeechobee "the
heart of south Florida." He said
that everything that happens to the
lake affects the areas to the south


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State Senator Ken Pruitt (left) presents a proclamation to David Anderson, center, president
of Audubon of Florida. To Mr. Anderson's left is Dr. Paul Gary, Lake Okeechobee Watershed
Science Coordinator for the Audubon j3Sdiety. The proclamation named March 5 as "Lake
Okeechobee Protection Day." It recognized the importance of Lake Okeechobee and thanked
Audubon of Florida, the Friends of Lake Oroechobee, the Lake Okeechobee Business Own-
ers, and other groups for their work and accomplishments in protecting the lake.


and to the sides of the lake.
Like Sen. Pruitt, Rep. Machek
noted that in the past we have not
been kind to the lake. Now, he
said, it is time to do something for
the lake. He noted that there are 10
years remaining to meet the phos-
phorous goal setfor the year 2015.
He said that restoring the lake is
a tough job that will take a lot of
money. The representative predict-
ed that it would take an additional
120 million dollars of state appro-
priated funds to complete the job
As a friend .of Lake Okee-
chobee, he promised to promote
"bill after bill" to make the project
work.
"I'm here to help all can," the
representative pledged.
Rep. Joe Negron, Appropria-
tions Chairman of the Florida
House of Representatives, was the
next speaker.
He spoke of his love for the
environment that was instilled in
him by his grandparents.
Rep. Negron said that what
makes Florida special is that we
have taken care of our parks.
He pledged that his personal
priority would be to try to get fund-
ing for the environmental projects
affecting Lake Okeechobee. -
He added that he would like to
see the phosphorus goals met
before 2015.
Sen. Pruitt presented David
Anderson, president of Audubon
of Florida a proclamation making
March 5 "Lake Okeechobee Pro-
tection Day."
Mr. Anderson in turn presented
Sen. Pruitt with a framed print of a
blue heron. He noted the abun-
dance of birds he saw as he was
coming around the lake to the
park and the number of birds he
spotted in the park.
Mr. Anderson said that one
thing he had learned in 30 years of
environmental work is that it is not
easy.
"It is hard work," he said.
However, he predicted that the
hard work is going pay off.
"Stick with it," he urged.
Carol Head of the Friends of
Lake Okeechobee said that the
Everglades restoration project
should use a top down and not a
bottom up approach, noting that
Lake Okeechobee is at the top of
the Everglades.
'Gail Powers of Lake Okee-
chobee Business Owners asked
for more money for sediment
removal and canal cleanup.
"Our livelihood depends on
Lake Okeechobee," she said.
* She noted that'the problems
did not occur overnight and they
will not go away overnight.
A bill sponsored by Rep.


Machek and others will be intro-
duced in the upcoming legislative
session. It establishes the legisla-
ture's intent to provide continuing
funding to implement the LOPP
for achieving phosphorus reduc-
tion objectives and provides crite-
ria for establishing annual funding
priority. The bill provides for no


funding.
A similar bill is expected to be
sponsored in the Florida Senate by
Sen. J. D. Alexander.
According to SFWMD, the total
estimated cost of the LOPP is
$341.5 million. That total includes
funding from other sources in
addition to state appropriations.


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Trade mission heads to Puerto Rico


TALLAHASSEE Florida cattle
producers will show their livestock
to prospective buyers from Puerto
Rico this spring during a reverse
trade mission organized by the
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services. Planned
for April, the reverse trade mission
is the latest in a series of marketing
initiatives that began over five years
ago involving the Commonwealth
of Puerto Rico and Florida.
"We look forward to working
with Puerto Rico's newly elected
government and Secretary of Agri-
culture, Sr. Jose Orlando Fabres
Laboy, in furthering our trade rela-
tionship," Florida Agriculture Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson said.
"Florida's breeding stock is well
suited for Puerto Rico's environ-
ment, and our state's cattlemen


welcome the opportunity to
explore new opportunities."
Representatives of Bronson's
Division of Marketing and Develop-
ment will meet with Puerto Rico
government leaders and members
of the Puerto Rico Beef Industry
Board in coming weeks to plan the
details of the reverse trade mission.
The trade relationship began in
March 1999 when representatives
of the Puerto Rico government and
the Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services
entered into discussions about the
feasibility- of shipping Florida
breeding stock to the island. While
the cost of transportation by air
was a barrier to trade, shipping by
sea proved to be commercially
viable and paved the way for the
first purchase of Florida cattle. The


Puerto Rico Beef Industry Board
sent a delegation to Florida ranches
to select the stock, which resulted
in sales of over $150,000 for that
year.
Since that first sale, Department
marketing representatives have
continued to develop contacts with
Puerto Rico's beef industry leaders
and government officials to further
position Florida as a supplier of
superior quality, tropically adapted
cattle. Shipments continued gener-
ating sales of:
$308,650 in 2000
$135,000 in 2001
$245,200 in 2002
$200,000 in 2003, and
$412,500 in 2004.
Mr. Bronson traveled to Puerto
Rico in 2002 to further enhance the
growing trade relationship. He met


with the Puerto Rico Beef Industry
Board, the Presidents of the Senate
and the House and other Puerto
Rico government officials. That
same year, the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices purchased a loading chute to
facilitate the shipping of cattle from
the Port of Jacksonville. The
Department also assisted the Puer-
to Rican livestock industry in the
research and exportation of "Flo-
rakirk" bermudagrass (Cynodon
dactylon), a perennial grass used
as a high-yielding, high-quality,
fine-stemmed forage for hay pro-
duction in Florida. The shipment of
Florakirk from the University of
Florida's Cattle Research and Edu-
cation Center was the result of a
request by Puerto Rican ranchers
visiting Florida to buy cattle.


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Jackman Cane & Cattle Co.
Inc., "Clewiston, Florida, has"
been recognized nationally by
the American Angus Association
for having one registered Angus
cow included in the Association's
2005 Pathfinder Report.'
Only 2,055 of the more than
34,000 Americah Angus Associa-
tion members are represented in
this year's report, according to
John Crouch, executive vice presi-


dent of the Association with head-
quarters in St. Joseph, Missouri.
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fies superior Angus cows based
upon recorded performance traits
that are economically important
to efficient beef
production. These traits include
early and regular calving and
heavy weaning weights, reports
Bill Bowman, Association director
of performance programs. More


than 1,410,000 eligible dams were
examined to determine Pathfind-
er status. All registered Angus
cows that meet the strict Pathfind-
er standards are listed, along with
their owners, in the Pathfinder
Report that is published annually
by the Association.
The 2005 Pathfinder Report
lists 8,400 individual cows and
221 Pathfinder sires. It is pub-
lished in the April issue of the


Angus Journal, and limited copies
are available from the Associa-
tion. The reports appear on the
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Court order doesn't


affect area dairies


By Pete Gawda
OKEECHOBEE A -recent
court order on enforcement of
dairy regulations will have no
affect on Okeechobee dairy
farmers and brought heated
comments from one milk pro-
duction official.
The 1st District Court of
. Appeal recently upheld a lower
court's decision in favor of envi-
ronmental groups that had
alleged the state allowed more
than 50 large dairies, each with
at least 700 cows, to discharge
waste into the ground, and thus
into groundwater without per-
mits.
The ruling orders the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) to more force-
fully go after dairy farms that dis-
charge water into groundwater
with a permit.
The original ruling ordered
DEP to require large dairies to
apply for National Pollutant Dis-
charge Elimination System
(NPDES) permits. '
However, Art Darling, of Sun-
shine State Milk Producers, said
the suit was "much ado about
nothing."
Mr. Darling stated that all of
the dairies named in the suit are
in complete compliance with
federal regulations. He said that
-when new'regulations are put
into effect, a dairy would go out
of business if they were forced to
comply immediately. He said
that all the dairies in question
had been. operating under
administrative agreements that
allowed a systematic and grad-
ual compliance.
As of Dec. 31,2004, he said all
the diaries in question were in
compliance. Mr. Darling said all
the dairies in question did what
they were supposed to do and
they did it ahead of schedule.
He added that neither the
judges nor the environmentalist
understood the situation.
"This is a huge victory for
Florida waters, which have been
receiving hundreds of thousands
of pounds of untreated raw dairy
waste every day for many years,"
said Linda Young, a clean water
activist who was one of the
plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
"That's a lie and you can
quote me on that," was Mr. Dar-
ling's response to Ms. Young's
statement.


"This is a huge victo-
ry for Florida waters,
which have been
receiving hundreds of
thousands of pounds
of untreated raw
dairy waste every
day for many years."

Linda Young,
plaintiff

The DEP issued a statement
that read in part: "All of Florida's
large dairies have already sub-
mitted applications for NPDES
permits ahead of the federal
deadline and prior to the appel-
late court's ruling. Florida's
approach demonstrates com-
mon-sense environmental man-
agement that goes beyond tradi-
tional command and control
mechanism to regulate animal
feeding operations ahead of fed-
eral requirements. We remain
committed to safeguarding Flori-
da's natural resources and
ensuring that diary facilities
manage their operations in
accordance with environmental
regulations."
At any rate, the ruling will not
affect Okeechobee dairies since
Mr. Darling said that all dairies in
the Okeechobee basin have'
been permitted since the early
1990s.
Local DEP representative
Greg Kennedy echoed that state-
ment.
"I don't think we have any
issue in it (the court ruling)," Mr.
Kennedy stated.
As part of the Dairy Rule that
went into effect in the 1980s,
dairy farmers in the Lake Okee-
chobee basin voluntarily put into
practice Best Management Prac-
tices (BMPs), which include a
wide variety of activities.
The BMPs could be as simple
as moving feed troughs to pre-'
vent erosion or as complicated
as the project at Butler Oaks
Dairy where, through a chemical
process, phosphorous in the
runoff water forms bonds with
other elements making a solid
which then settles out of the'
water.


Humanities council holds

Grant Writing Workshop


The Florida Humanities Coun-
cil (FHC) Invites you to find out
how to apply for grants and spon-
sor humanities programs in Flori-
da communities. The Lee County
workshop will be held Thursday,.
March 24 from 2-4 p.m. at the
South County Regional Library,
21100 Three Oaks Parkway,
Estero. .
The workshop is free and open
to members of all non-profit
organizations interested in having
a public, humanities program.
Susari Lockwood, FHC Grants
Director, will discuss applying for
grants, accessing free programs
that are available from the FHC
Resource Center, and current


council initiatives.
The Florida Humanities Coun-
cil is an independent, non-profit
organization and is the state affili-
ate of the National Endowment for
the Humanities. Each year, FHC
funds hundreds of public pro-
grams throughout the state that
explore Florida's history, folklore,
environment, literature, music and
art. Libraries, civic groups, univer-
sities, colleges and museums, his-
torical societies and theaters have
received grants to sponsor human-
ities programs.
Reservations are recommend-
ed. To reserve space contact Susan
Lockwood at (727) 553-3807 or by
email slockwdod@flahum.org


Casey Welch appointed

National Affairs Coordinator


* GAINESVILLE --- Florida Farm
Bureau Federation, the state's
largest general" agricultural organi-
zation, has appointed Casey Welch
to the position, of National Affairs
Coordinator. Mr. Welch joins the
Farm Bureau staff after serving for
three years as Rep. Adam Putnam's
(FL-12) deputy legislative director.
In hisnrew position, Welch will,
maintain contact with Florida's
congressional delegation and will
coordinate Florida Farm Bureau's
national affairs programs as well as
the sugar and peanut/cotton advi-
sory committees.
S:"We are delighted to welcome
Casey to our staff," said Kevin Mor
gan, director of agricultural policy.
"Florida Farm Bureau will benefit
from his insights, education and
experience as a congressional staff
member." .
SMr. Welch is a 2001 graduate of
Florida State University, where he
was awarded a Bachelor's of Sci-
ence degree in political science
and history and a minor in Ameri-
can and Florida studies. While
attending FSU he worked in the
Florida House of Representatives


and the governor's office.
Upon graduation he joined Rep.
Putnam's staff as a legislative assis-
tant, advising the congressman of
foreign affairs, homeland security
and Florida issues. He traveled
extensively on behalf of Rep. Put-
nam, visiting military installations
around the world, including Pearl
Harbor and the Ronald Reagan
Missile Test Range in Hawaii as
well as the Demilitarized Zone in
Korea.
Mr. Welch, a fifth generation
Floridian, was born and raised in
Sarasota County. As a youth he was
active in 4-H, football and commu-
nity activities including Teen Court
and Leadership Sarasota. He is cur-
rently a resident of Suwannee
County.
The Florida Farm Bureau Feder-
ation is the state's largest general
agricultural association with more
than. 152,000 member-families
statewide. Headquartered .in
Gainesville, the Federation is an
independent, non-profit agricultur-
al organization and is not associat-
ed with any arm of the govern-
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Boaters:


Watch for


manatees
Florida has more manatees
than any other part of the United
States. Related to the elephant,
they are vegetarians; the only
aquatic mammal that is. A very
large animal about 10 feet long,
weighing nearly a ton, they feed
on aquatic plants along the bot-
tom of shallow areas, coming to
the surface every four minutes or
so to breathe. Fossils of manatees
45 million years old have been
found in Florida. They move from
place to place in and near Florida,
traveling some fifty miles a day in
search of food and warmer water.
"Manatees use Lake Okee-
chobee as a conduit to move
from one side of the state to the
other, said Don Fox, Administra-
tive Biologist with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, "so we see them all the
time."
Manatees can be a real curiosi-
ty to winter visitors who may not
realize that federal and state laws
make "harassing, injuring or dis-
turbing" manatees a crime with
stiff penalties.
"Manatee watching is just
that," said Mr. Fox, "watch, don't
feed, don't touch and obey, the
'no wake' and other signs post-
ed."


Green Living and Energy Expo


Keenly aware of the delicate
balance between a fragile ecosys-
tem and fast growth, Florida Keys
residents and others who appreci-
ate the area's uniqueness will cel-
ebrate sustainable development
March 12 and 13. That is when the
first-ever Florida Keys Green Living
& Energy Expo or GLEE -will be
held at the new Coral Shores High
School in Tavernier. The school is
located between Key Largo and
Islamorada in the Florida Keys, a
short drive from Miami-Dade,
Broward, Palm Beach, Collier and
Lee counties.
The free event, organized by
the University of Florida's Institute
of Food Agricultural Sciences


Courtesy photo/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
A manatee and baby float near the surface. This time of year,
manatees can be found in local waterways. It's fine to look -
but don't try to touch them or feed them.


Many manatees are killed
each year, torn to death by boat
propellers. A fast moving boat
doesn't give the operator time to
see or avoid a slow moving
manatee swimming just below
the surface. Remember, mana-
tees belong to the scientific class
"sirenia". In ancient mythology
a "siren" was the name for a sea
monster or nymph who lured
sailors to their deaths on treach-
erous shoals and rocks. When
you think about it a manatee tail
could look like the tails of the
mermaids ancient sailors


reported!
Manatees have been seen
recently in the area of the of the
Scott Driver boat ramp on the
north side of State Road 70 at the
Kissimmee River across from
Okee-Tantie Park. Parking is
available.
Information courtesy of:
www.savethemanatee.org (very
user friendly.) For more techni-
cal info try www.floridaconser-
vation.com. Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commi-
sion office here in Okeechobee
(863) 462-5190.


'Dumping' injures citrus commission


LAKELAND Last week, the
International Trade Commission
(ITC) voted to continue the
investigation of dumping allega-
tions by ruling preliminarily that
U.S. growers and processors
have been materially injured by
Brazilian imports of frozen con-
centrate orange juice (FCOJ)
and not-from-concentrate
(NFC) orange juice.
The decision was made in
response to a petition filed by a
coalition consisting of Florida
Citrus Mutual and a group of
Florida-based- orange juice
processors (A. Duda & Sons,
Inc.; Citrus World, Inc.; South-
ern Gardens Citrus), requesting
that antidumping duties be
levied to offset the unfair prices


offered by Brazilian processors
on orange juice.
The petition was filed on
Dec. 27, 2004 and cites unfair
.trade practices, which have
caused material injury to Florida
citrus growers and processors
during the.past three years.
"We are very encouraged by
this decision," said Andy LaVi-
gne,. Florida Citrus Mutual's
executive vice president/CEO.
"We have a very strong case,
which warrants a thorough
investigation by both entities."
On Jan. 19, the ITC held a
preliminary conference to
review the data contained in the
petition concerning the material
injury suffered by growers and'
processors. On Feb. 8, the U.S.


Department of Commerce
(DOC) formally announced its
decision to initiate an investiga-
tion in response to the petition.
Both the ITC and the U.S.
DOC will continue the investiga-
tion, with a preliminary determi-
nation of dumping scheduled
for July 5, 2005.
Florida Citrus Mutual, found-
ed in 1948, is the state's largest
citrus grower organization with
more than 11,000 members.
The Florida citrus industry pro-
vides a $9.1 billion annual eco-
nomic impact to the state and ,
employs 90,000 people.
For more information, please
visit, www.flcitrusmutual.com.


Monroe County Extension and
local residents who have built
"green" homes, is dedicated to
demonstrating sustainable living
through ideas and technologies
that promote renewable energy as
well as water and energy conser-
vation. The expo will feature 30
workshops on water conserva-
tion, renewable energy, alterna-
tive building methods, energy-effi-
cient architectural design, "green"
lodging, smart landscaping, eco-
tourism, clean boating and other
"green" topics.
"The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is proud to be a
participant, primary sponsor and
instrumental in making this event


happen," said Cecelia Weaver,
SFWMD Florida Keys Service Cen-
ter director. "Practicing and pro-
moting green living helps reduce
impacts on South Florida's envi-
ronment, including the unique
Florida Keys. It's easy being green,-
and GLEE will show you how."
The two-day expo will also fea-
ture vendor and exhibitor booths,
hybrid vehicles and experts, a
"green" market offering fresh pro-
duce, recycled art show, children's
entertainment, and special activi-
ties such as solar car races and a
kid's recycling poster contest with
prizes. Guided tours of homes that
are water and energy efficient will
also be offered during the event.


Legislation to protect consumers


TALLAHASSEE In the wake
of a recent acknowledgement by
data collection company Choice-
Point that 10,216 Floridians had
valuable personal financial infor-
mation stolen, two members of the
Florida Legislature have proposed
requiring those companies to noti-
fy consumers immediately when-
ever there is a breach of security.
Senator Dave Aronberg (D-
Greenacres) and Representative
Shelley Vana (D-West Palm Beach)
and are filing an amendment to
their consumer protection bill, SB
284, to further protect Floridians
from the potential financial ruin
that can occur after an identity
theft.


. "Consumers trust companies to
keep their personal financial infor-
mation safe, and have a right to
know if their identity has been
compromised," said Representa-
tive Vana. "By immediately notify-
ing consumers when there. is a
problem, we can potentially
reduce the chance that they will
become a victim."
The proposal would require
immediate disclosure anytime that
an individual's private personal
financial information or social
security number is stolen from a
data collection agency.
"Recent events involving Choi-
cePoint have exposed flaws in cur-
rent law," said Senator Aronberg,


who attempted similar legislation
during last year's legislative ses-
sion. "We need to ensure that our
consumer protection laws keep up
with new data collection technolo-
gies. Unfortunately, we know that
the identity thieves are keeping up
with them."
The amendment will be added
to SB 284 in the first week of the
legislative session. The bill has
already passed through two com-
mittees in the legislature.
An estimated 10 million Ameri-
cans were victims of identity theft
last year. According to the Identity
Theft Resource Center, the average
victim spends 600 hours to restore

his or her financial credit.


Faith in Action volunteers stay busy


FAITH IN ACTION volunteers
are found in many ways. Accord-
ing to national statistics the num-
ber one reason a person volun-
teers is because someone simply
asked them. This month's fea-
tured .volunteer, Brenda Wick-
enden, was asked and stepped up
to the plate.
Born in Wallah, South Caroli-
na, Brenda has been married to
her husband for forty-three years.
She has two children and four
grandchildren. Brenda stated that
she has lived all over the United
States due to her husband being in
the Navy. They moved to Jack-
sonville, Florida from California in
1969. After living there for ten
years they moved to LaBelle due
to a career change for Mr. Wick-
enden. Brenda works ten hours a
week doing financial duties for the
First Baptist Church of LaBelle.


Her favorite pastimes are reading
and taking her grandchildren on
trips.
Brenda learned of the FAITH IN
ACTION program through a pres-
entation at the American Business
Women of America. She signed
up immediately. She currently is a
care partner for a widowed lady
and provides friendship and com-
panionship to this new resident of
LaBelle. When asked why she vol-
unteers with the FAITH IN
ACTION program she states,
"Because I was asked," and con-
tinues, "I volunteered in the past
but had been a little lax in volun-
teering. I wanted to do something
to help my community."
You, too, can help the commu-
nity by becoming a FIA volunteer.
There is no limit how you can
make a difference in the lives of
others. FIA has many volunteer


opportunities you can participate
in.
Information about the pro-
gram, which. is now expanded
from LaBelle to Clewiston and
Moore Haven, can be presented to
area churches and civic groups.
Call (863) 983-7088 for more infor-
mation, or to schedule a presenta-
tion for your group. Individuals in
need of assistance may also call
Liz Taylor at the FATIH IN ACTION
office to request a care partner or
to join the local coalition.
Senior Connections of.SW-FL,
Inc., a United Way partner agency,
offers a wide array of supportive,
services to elders in Collier, Glades
and Hendry Counties. Senior Con-
nections is the lead agency for
aging services, under grants from
Senior Solutions of SW FL, (an
area agency on aging) and Florida
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FEMA provides nearly $500 million to Florida


ORLANDO The U.S.
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) has
provided more that $495 million
in reimbursement funds for
emergency measures, debris
removal and to repair and
restore publicly owned facilities
damaged by the four hurricanes
that struck Florida last year.
FEMA obligated the money
through Feb. 22nd to help the
state, cities, counties and certain


non-profit organizations. The
money was provided by FEMA
and made available to appli-
cants as their applications to the
state were approved. Funds from
FEMA's Public Assistance Pro-
gram pay for such things as
damaged public buildings,
roads, bridges, utilities, includ-
ing water distributions and
sewer systems, debris removal
and costs of extraordinary over-
time for police, fire and other
emergency services agencies.


FEMA paid 90 percent of the
costs, while affected entities
paid the remaining 10 percent.
A breakdown of the amounts
of Public Assistance Disaster
Funding Aid thus far to Florida's
public agencies and certain non-
profit organizations thus affect-
ed is as follows:
Almost $167 million for 719
approved requests for public
assistance to meet costs
incurred because of effects of
Hurricane Charley.


More than $163.5 million
for 260 requests for assistance
from damage by Hurricane Ivan.
Almost $115 million for 924
requests for assistance from
Hurricane Frances.
Almost $50 million for 781
requests for assistance for dam-
age from Hurricane Jeanne.
A final tally of costs is not yet
available, because the Feb. 28
deadline is still accounting for
late applications.
The State Emergency


Response Team (SERT) is a col-
laboration of Florida's state
agencies led by the state coordi-
nation officer. SERT's mission is
to ensure that Florida is pre-
pared to respond to emergen-
cies, recover from them, and
mitigate their impacts. Visit
www.floridadisaster.org for the
latest information on the hurri-
cane relief efforts.
FEMA prepares the nation for
all hazards and manages federal
response and recovery efforts


following any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigations
activities, trains first responders,
works with state and local emer-
gency managers and manages
the National Flood Insurance
Program, as well as the U.S. Fire
Administration. FEMA became
part of the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security on March 1,
2003. For information on FEMA
go to www.fema.gov.


Don't buy your


child a baby duck


As the Easter holiday fast
approaches, many parents con-
template the idea of purchasing
cute little ducklings as gifts for
their children. The Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) suggests buying
your child the stuffed-animal
variety instead.
"Although these mallard
ducks might make nice pets
while they are young, they can
live for 10 years or more and
quickly outgrow the 'cute and
fuzzy stage,' leaving full-size
droppings'on your patio and out-
door furniture," said Diane Egge-
man, FWC waterfowl biologist.
"When this happens, parents
and children often grow tired of
caring for these pets and decide
to release them into the wild."
What you may not realize is
that this is illegal and is putting
Florida's native wildlife in jeop-
ardy. Last July, the FWC passed a
rule clarifying that it is unlawful
to release captive-reared mallard
ducks into the wild. This rule
also requires a permit to buy or
sell mallards in Florida.
One reason for this rule is that
domesticated ducks, once
released, are capable of trans-
mitting diseases and compete
with native wildlife for food and
habitat. The more important rea-
son is that releasing these mal-
lards into the wild threatens the
existence of the Florida mottled
duck, a unique subspecies
found only in peninsular Florida.
"These domesticated or feral
mallards are crossbreeding with


the mottled duck, producing
hybrid offspring," Eggeman said.
"This is a serious concern and if
not stopped, this hybridization
could result in the Florida mot-
tled duck becoming extinct.
Wild mallards are migratory
birds, inhabiting Florida only
during the winter months. In the
spring they fly north to breed and
are not present by the time the
mottled duck mating season
begins in Florida. On the other
hand, pet mallards, once
released, do not migrate and will
become established, year-round
residents of our state, and when
they mate with wild mottled
ducks, it nudges Florida's mot-
tled duck toward extinction.
The Florida mottled duck
population is relatively small,
with the breeding .population
estimated at only 30,000-40,000
and already FWC biologists are
saying that perhaps as many as
12 percent of these ducks are
showing genetic evidence of
hybridization.
Today, the future of Florida's
mottled duck is uncertain, but
the fate of the subspecies is in
human hands. The solution
begins with not buying children
ducks for Easter and in educat-
ing others about the issues and
consequences of the situation.
For more information on pro-
tecting Florida's mottled duck,
contact one of FWC's waterfowl
offices at (850) 488-5878 or
(321) 726-2862, or visit
MyFWC.com/duck.


Free online help a hit with Floridians


By Mark A. Adams
Contributing writer
"Where do I begin researching
my family tree?"
"I pulled information from the
Web for my' homework, but how
do I know if it's reliable?"
"How many different types of
snakes are there in Florida's Ever-
glades?"
"Where can I find accurate
demographics for Broward Coun-
ty online?"
Not so long ago, questions
such as these required a trip to the
library for their answers-
answers that likely required expert
help from a librarian. That was
then, this is now. Today, thanks to
an exciting new online reference
service, "Ask a Librarian", that
library expertise is just a click
away. And best of all, the service is
free to everyone in Florida.
"Ask a Librarian is still a bit of a
hidden gem among the glut of
information on the Web today, but
it's catching on quickly as more
communities around the state
hear about it," said Vince Mariner,
Ask a Librarian's Statewide Coor-
dinator. "This service puts a librar-
ian's help at the fingertips of any-


"Ask a Librarian is still a bit of a hidden gem
among the glut of information on the Web today,
but it's catching on quickly as more communi-
ties around the state hear about it."
Vince Mariner,
Ask a Librarian's Statewide Coordinator


one who has a question, regard-
less of age or geographic location.
Whether you're in grade school or
a senior citizen, a computer
novice or a pro, Ask a Librarian
can meet your needs.
"Some people come to the
Web site with specific questions
they need answered, while others
just simply don't know.where to
begin looking for information on
the Web. Either way, they've
come to the right place and to the
information professionals who
can find their answers and help
them untangle the Web. There's
no need to leave your home or
office to ask your question, just go
to the service's Web site and a
librarian is there to help," he said.
Among Ask a Librarian's most
appealing features and one that
helps distinguish it from many
other reference Web sites is


that there is no fee to access or use
the online service. Ask a Librarian
is a grant funded service designed
to extend the traditional reach of
libraries to make expert refer-
ence service available to everyone
in Florida. Just as a local library
operates as a free community
resource, so too does Ask a Librar-
ian.
So give me the details how
does Ask a Librarian work?
In order to handle the thou-
sands of questions Ask a Librarian
receives each month, the service
relies upon the collective expertise
of librarians representing over 80
public, academic and special
libraries throughout Florida.
Those librarians work together to
offer live chat reference service
Sunday through Friday frQm 10
a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Saturdays
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During


periods when the live chat refer-
ence service is not available, or at
any other time, individuals can
conveniently e-mail their ques-
tions to "Ask a Librarian."
From the Web, just go to
www.askalibrarian.org and follow
the simple instructions for enter-
ing your question. If visiting during
a time when the live chat service is
available, you can text chat direct-
ly with the librarian handling your
question. Ask a Librarian uses
unique software that allows you
to follow along on the Web with
the librarian so you can see how
and where the librarian is locating
the information. The chat session
is totally interactive and there is no
special software to download-
it's all handled by the Ask a Librari-
an Web site.
"At the end you can even print
off a transcript of the entire ses-
sion in case you need to refer to it
again," added Mr. Mariner. "It's a
fascinating way to receive assis-
tance and learn lifelong research
skills at the same time."
Libraries or schools interested
in participating in the Ask a Librar-
ian service can contact Vince
Mariner at vmariner@cclaflori-
da.org.


U.S. Sugar V.P named to SFWMD Board


On March 1, Governor Jeb
Bush appointed Malcolm S.
Wade, Jr., of U.S. Sugar Corpora-
tion to .a four-year term on the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) Board.
Mr. Wade succeeds Board Mem-
ber Hugh English, a fourth gen-
eration citrus grower. In the past,


agriculture has been represented
by other members of Florida
agriculture. Frank "Sonny"
Williamson, Jr. who previously
served, as chairman of the
SFWMD is a citrus grower,
rancher and aqua culturist.
Mr. Wade is senior vice presi-
dent of U.S. Sugar Corporation


and has been involved in devel-
oping and overseeing the com-
pany's environmental responsi-
bilities. He has served on several
of SFWMD's advisory groups.
He was a member of the
team representing South Florida
farmers who spent over a year
negotiating with federal and


state governments to resolve the
legal issues in restoration of the
Everglades. He represented
farmers on the technical media-
tion committee that crafted the
Technical Mediated Plan for
Everglades Restoration, which
was adopted by the Florida Leg-
islature in the spring of 1994.


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12th St., Childrens pets,
please return!! Reward of-
fered. (863)467-9713 or
(863)697-8685.
CAT M, Black, Gold eyes,
white marking Vic of Rt 80
& Ford Thompson Please
call 863-675-1634


CHOCOLATE LAB
Male, 7 yrs. old. Goes
by the name "Duke".
Last seen in Bassinger
on, 1/4. Beloved Pet.
$2000 Reward.
561-832-4865
LLEWELLIN SETTER- (F),
white w/blk spots, last
seen in Civic Ctr/Airport
area. (863)634-8822.
LOST DOGS- both 1 bull-
dog, /2 Cane Corso, broth-
er & sister, she is light
brindle, he is dark brindle,
any info please call
(863)467-663 or 634-
MALE CAT bilk. W/white feet.
Missing right eye. $200
REWARD (407)443-1836
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Approx 6 wks
(863)467-4367
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in Canal Point. (863)467-
1761.




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March 12th 8am-3pm
1590 Garden St between
Winn Dixie & Cable TV.
Tools, Antiques & Variety.


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9am-4pm,'3 miles East of
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VENDERS Hugh supply Yard
Sale items left over Great
for Flea Market $250 863-
675-6214/674-1065

SINGLE WHITE MALE,
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Seeking (F) Companion.
(863)801-3031.
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WANTED TO COMMUTE
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5:30 One or both ways.
Good pay Call Bruce
772-597-1121/812-3014
WM 67 ISO F Non smoker
likes, dining & dancing
weekend get aways,
(863)763-2990

DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
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fees! Call weekdays
8800)462-2000, ext.600.
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


CHEF WANTED Exp on Char
Broiler. Nights/days. Also
exp. waitresses. Apply in
person Dons Steak House.


NOW HIRING ,
Glades Ford is looking for the following:
*Experienced Salespeople
SCertified Technicians
*Certified Transmission Mechanic
*Part-time Retiree's as Drivers
* Office Manager Trainee (knowledgeable in'
accounting and automotive experience helpful)
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22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935


MAINTENANCE TECH
FOR GREENTREE SOUTH APTS
Must have knowledge in basic
plumbing, electrical and
HVAC. General carpentry.
Must be bondable.
Send resume to:
Greentree South Apts
P.O. Box 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757
Fax: (727) 447-2252
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CHEF WANTED Exp on Char
Broiler. Nights/days. Also
exp. waitresses. Apply in
person Dons Steak House.
Cool Travel Job!!! One
Month Paid Training! $500
Sign on Bonus Must be
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(800)735-7462.

DISTRIBUTOR,
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WEEKEND
MERCHANDISER
License & credit checked
Flowers Baking Co.LLC
Call (561)252-5968
For Appointment
DOMINOES PIZZA
Seeking Good drivers
with dependable
vehicles. Apply within.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
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Teams & Graduate Stu-
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Drivers Needed Now! Run
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Forced Dispatch, Good
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4292.

DRYWALL HANGER
&
Finishing crews needed
experienced only Call SW Fl.
Drywall & plastering inc.
(863)675-0484
FUN JOB 6 Openings avail.
Travel required. Travel &
lodging furnished. Call
Jack 1-877-632-9123.
$ GET PAID TO SHOP $
Mystery Shoppers needed
immediately in your local
area, as seen on TV.'Flexi-
ble hours, complete train-
ing. Intemet access re-,
quired. Call (800)398-
5791.
Looking for part time
housekeeper 1 day a
week. Bilingual pfd, ref's
req'd. (863)983-1309
Maintenance Technician
For Greentree South Apts.
Must be knowledgable in
basic plumbing, Electtical
& HVAC. General carpen-
try Must be bondable.
Send or fax resume:
Greentree South Apts.
P.O. Box 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757
FAX (727)447-2252
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GROUP TREATMENT COORDINATOR
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., a leader in
alternative treatment programs for youth-at-
risk, is seeking a Group Treatment coordi-
nator for our wilderness educational camp
located in Clewiston. Join us now and help
us fulfill our mission of improving the future
of one child at a time! Responsibilities in-
clude individual, group, and family counsel-
ing, monitor and document treatment, for-
mulate and implement family intervention
plans, prepare parents for camp visits, and
help children bring camp experiences home.
Bachelor's degree in a human services field
and two years experience working with chil-
dren with serious emotional disturbances or
substance abuse problems. Computer
skills.
Send resumes to: Angie Leide, EYA, 100 N.'
Starcrest Dr., Clearwater, FL 33765; FAX:
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1990 East SR 78 NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 863-946-2420
Fax 863-946-3437
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CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is ac-
cepting resumes for the Chamber Executive
Director position. The position requires gen-
eral office and financial management skills.
Applicants must also demonstrate abilities
to supervise office staff and to represent.the
Chamber in community and regional for-
ums. Resumes should be submitted by
March 11 to the Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce, Attn: Personnel Committee, P.O.
Box 275, Clewiston, FL 33440.
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.


2> Senior Connections Hiring '
CASE AIDE & OUTREACH POSITIONS
Need in busy office. Full-time with benefits.
Driver needed on-call mornings only for elder
dining site in Buckhead Ridge near Okeecho-
bee. On-call personal care aides 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.



r BOOKKEEPER,
Full time position for busy ag. office,
must be experienced in computerized P/R,
A/P & Excel. Strong accounting background
& attn. for detail. Fax resume w/salary req.
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Benefits include:
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Fax resumes to:
561-992-4165


UNITED STATES, SUGAR CO.

Servers ... Dishwasher
Bus Person ... Cooks ..,

We offer GREAT PAY L:.
AND BENEFITS
If interested in the following positions,
please apply at our Employment Office lo-
cated on W.C. Owen Avenue in Clewiston
between the hours of 8:00-5:00 on Mon-
day-Friday.


APPRAISAL POSITION
Experience preferred. Exp. vith MS
Word & Excel. Full time with bene-
fits, located in LaBelle. Applications
available in LaBelle office. Position
open until filled.
Hendry County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 1840
LaBelle, FL 33975-1840
863-675-5270
EOE/DFSFWP



CITY OF CLEWISTON
Immediate Opening
Police Dispatcher
High School Diploma or GED required.
Position requires working
shift work, weekends, & Holidays,
This is a full time :,.,,-,n win benefits package.
Jobdescription & appliijiiu:n are available
@ City Hall, Marilyn McCorvey,
Human Resources,
115 W. Ventura Ave.
Position is open till filled.
EOE/DFWP.



FILE CLERK/RECEPTIONIST
Needed Immediately
Everglades Farm Equipment
in Belle Glade, FL.
NEEDED: Mature individual that is motivated and can
work without supervision. Duties included, but are not
limited to Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable,
Sales Dept., Filing, Telephone Communications and
Preparing Statements. Must be dependable and pos-
sess some previous clerical experience.
HOURS: 7:30 am. to 5:00 p.m. daily w/1 hour lunch.
Please call 561-996-6531
Ask for Brian.
/--
RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDER
Must be proficient in sales & customer service
with attention to profitability.
Excellent compensation package incl.
medical dental,life, disability insurance & 401k.
Commission based unlimited income potential!
Please mail, fax or Email resume to:
T.Cline, Big Lake National Bank,
107 SW 17st., Suite B,
Okeechobee,.FL 34974
Fax: 863-467-6166
Email:tcline@biglakenationalbank.com
Drug Free Workplace EOE


9 STRUCTURAL STEEL CO. SEEKS:
4 EXPERIENCED 2
am IRON WORKERS & &
SHOP WELDERS. M
Suncoast Industries of Florida no
6133 Idlewild St., Fort Myers, FL g
p Call For Personal Interview q
|| 239-936-7887
Drug Test Required.



HEALTHFLORIDA
Medical center in LaBelle/Clewiston
seeks FT/PT, Doctors, PA, NP, RN,
LPN, MA, x-ray techs, diag. test
techs & receptionist. Fax resume to
863-675-7020 or email to
healthflorida(e'arthlink.net


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THERAPEDIX

Outpatient rehab seeks FT/PT
RPT, PTA, OTR, COTA, CRT,
aides, MSW. Fax resume to
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Parttime Proof Reader/News Clerk wanted for the Clewiston News office,

No experience necessary, however, consideration will be given to the appi-

cant who has some news experience, writing experience, digital photography

know-how, andor is proficient withAdobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word

programs, Salary is DOE




To apply: Fax resumes to (83)83.737

Resumes can be mailed or dropped off at the Clewiston News office at

626 West Sugarland Highway,Clewiston FL, 33440,



Resumes should be addressed to: Mark Young, News Editor,




FULL-TIME REPORTER WANTED


. HOPE HOSPICE pFull-time reporterwantedfor coveragein HendryandGlades Counties,
RNHOPE HOSPIFull Time The successful applicant must be a selfmotivated individual with strong


HENDRY GLADES COUNTIES organiational skills, Previous news experience is preferre and nowlee of
RURALAREA BENEFITS digital poto phy is helpful Duties will include he coverage ofovernment

Flexible Scheduling Daytime Hoursients on
Monday through Friday, some weekends m ig inoh counie, ulll aliens me, communi
Must have Florida RN License ,
HOPE HOSPICE PAYS FOR ALL INSURANCE contacts, and create enterprig features,
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BDIENEr iufor Full Time employees!
Health, Dental, and Disability Income Insurance
in addition to 26 Paid Days Off per year and an
excellent Retirement Plan! All positions require
reliable transportation, current auto insurance
and FL driver's license
Fax resume to:
Hope Hospice Human Resources
(Fax)239-656-5276 or
Complete an application at our Hope
Hospice Clewiston office:
100 W.C. Owen Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Local Interviews Available
EOE www.hopehospice.orq/Careers.htm Drug Free


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To apply: Fax resumes to (863)983.7537,

Resumes can be mailed or dropped off at the Clewiston News office at

6 West Sugarland Highway,Clewiston FL, 34410.



Resumes should be addressed to: Mark Young, News Editor,


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DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available
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S(Across from Clewiston Inn) Y
(863) 902--9494


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



NOTICE
Independent Newspapers
will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that ,is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 1-
800-834-1267 for previ-
ous complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
* phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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MYSTERY SHOPPERS
Wanted: National market
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seeks individuals to
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local establishments.
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Start Your Own Business:
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901 W Venhar Ave Clewiston, FL 33440
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Mortgages, Refinance or
Purchase. No money
down. No Income, low
rates. All credit consid-
ered. (higher rates may
apply) No mobile homes.
(888)874-4829 or
www.AccentCapital.com
Licensed Correspondent
Lender.



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


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



ll& Aton
Rentei
Ph..o: (f561)996-524
2.: (561)996.9066
I. -a S Wn St.



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


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Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
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SCREEN & PATIO
ENCLOSURES,
Rescreening & repair.
lic.# 2001-19849 &
insured. (561)784-5568
or 561-358-2456.


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



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


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 5P65
Coins.'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer,'Video 580
Crafts,'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies;
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools &i Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television,'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740





MICROWAVE, $20
(863)467-6088


MIXER, Sunbeam w/
beaters & bread hooks.
Stainless steel, 2 bowls.
$45 (863)983-1848 .

REFRIGERATOR
Runs good.
$50. (863)946-6605.
REFRIGERATOR GE, 18.2
cubic ft. with ice maker.
Good cond. $90.
(863)763-3186.


BICYCLE- 24" Huffy, girls
bike, like new, never used,
$45. (863)763-0151.


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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE POSITION
FAST PACED ENVIRONMENT
FAX RESUME TO :
561-992-4478
OR CALL 561-996-6581


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STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60
to 100 x 200. Example: 50
x 100 x 12 = $3.60 sq ft.
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.



DROP CEILING TILE- (45)
2'x4', contractor quality.
white, $50. (863)763-
4514.
METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free

WOVEN CHICKEN WIRE
$35.
(863)946-6605.



CARPET & PAD
For 4 Rooms, Light beige,
Very nice. $250
(863)946-3916


DRESS CLOTHES- for office
work, ladies, size 11/12.
$20 for all, (863)824-
8749.


MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
with leather collar, original,
size large, new, $100.
(863)467-0627.
SCRUBS- medium and
large, shirts and pants,
$10 for all. (863)824-
8749.



LAPTOP MAC book 12" G3
256ram, 10gbHD airport
CDRW 64mb Rio500 MP3,
$300. 863-677-0459.


ANTIQUE CHINA
CABINET
asking $300
(863)983-8973
BABY SWING Battery
powered. Swing 3
different ways. $35.
(863)447-0965.
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both Will sep. 863-
447-0965/357-2816
COFFEE TABLE
Oak & glass top Octagon
shape w/matching end.
$100. (863)467-1619.
CRAFTMATIC ELE. Ad-
just.twin bed w/ortho
matt. Ele. $500
(954)966-2041
DAYBED COVER
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.
(863)634-0936.
DINETTE SET
w/4 matching stools,
butcher block top, $85.
(863)763-3535.
DR SUITE- solid wood, ta-
ble, 6 chairs, leaf, lighted
china cabinet, $600.
(863)697-1991.
DR TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
solid wood, 1940's, good
cond, $250 neg.
(863)357-2233.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
Large, Solid wood. Like
new. Pd. $1200. Asking
$350 863-946-3916
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


LOVE SEAT SOFA BED
Castro Convertible.
Very good cond. $175.
(863)357-1430.

QU. Mattress/Foundation
Serta Perfect Sleeper, Very
Firm. used 12 times. Deal
@ $450 (863)673-2661



GOLF CART 4 seater w/
truck bed Good tires/
battery/charger Dependable
$1250. 863-697-2033.

GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123

GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo





edition, $50 or best offer.
(863)763-4491.


STEPPER- good condition,
$50 or best offer,
(863)763-4491.




FUEL TANK 2000 Gal.
Double wall. Wielded
saddles. Like new $2500.
(239)695-2724.



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


Earmark Hearing, Okee,
Standard Hearing Aids
from 2 for $699.00. Call
(863)763-4334 for Appt.

Earn Degree Online from
home. *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assis-
tance. Computer & Finan-
cial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121
www.tidewatertechonline-
.com.

ELEC. TYPEWRITER- Royal
Aristocrat, in case, good
condition, $100 neg.
(863)357-2233.

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.

HOOKED ON PHONICS
Good condition
$200. Firm
(863)357-7852.


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BASE FIDDLE, Stand Up,
acoustic w/deluxe padded
case, deluxe stand & bow.
$950 (863)675-2596



GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $300 863-467-
0627.
PIANO, UPRIGHT,
Good condition. $150 or
best offer. (863)675-3306




PRINTER
Epson 925, With
cartridges. Works perfectly.
$75. (863)467-2614.
SCANNER
Epson Perfection 3170
Works Perfectly. $100.
(863)467-2614.



BEAGLES, CKC reg., first
shots, vet certified, ready
to go, 8 wks. old, $375.
(863)634-2424
Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
$500
(863)612-4847
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
QUARTER HORSE, Reg. 4
yr. old Filly. Exc. blood line.
Doc O'Lena & Zan Par Bar
Nice Broodmare Prospect
$1400 863-763-2692

JACK RUSSEL- 6 mos
old, all white, spotted
brown, very cute, $250
(863)697-1645.
MINIATURE GERMAN
SCHNAUSER 4 months
old illness forces the sale
$300 (863)634-5914
MININPIN Black/tan, Male,
AKC, Avail Mar 18, '05.
$400. Lake Port
(863)946-3857.
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.
TAN DOVES- (8), 2 barely
old enough to eat on their
own, 6 good breeding
stock, make good pets ,
$80 will sep. (863)675-
6214.
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
ofd, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.
YORKIPOO MALE PUP- ap-
ricot, 10 wks old, shot, vet
cert. "great personality!!"
$375. (863)357-0037.



FILTER New Hayward Vari-
Flo. Valve & top for sand
filter pool system. $35
(863)763-2692



STEREO SPEAKERS Pair
of Fischer speakers Dark
brown. 2'x 2'. Exc Cond.
$40. (863)763-5035.




SSONY, 57", High Defini-
tion, 2003, Model
KP57WS510, $1500.
(863)673-0139


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

561-993-1160


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

I WANT TO BUY- Big Lake
National Bank Stock, will
pay top dollar, contact
(863)610-0965.
MOBILE HOME/CAMPER
WANTED Set up on a ren-
tal lot preferred with FI/
room Buckhead Ridge lo-
cation would be OK.
Please call 561-924-9339

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


flAgricultlure




Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.-Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies-
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 8-50
Livestock 855
Poultry -Supplies 860
Seeds.Plants.
Flowers 865




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




RIDING MOWER 42"
Craftsman, rebuilt deck,
very good condition,
$600. (863)674-1105.

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

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



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



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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/'
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



1, 2 & 3 BR HOUSES &
APARTMENTS FOR RENT.
No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.
EFFIECENTY APARTMENT
Available.
Call 863-227-6155 or
863-946-0004.




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.




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


SHARE HOUSE- Furnished,
full house privileges, all
amenities, single working
adult, (863)763-9146.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10.40
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1(75
Waterfront Property l10 0


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


KING 4 HORSE TRAILER
40'L, Tach, saddle, bed,
dressing rooms & storage
area $2500 863-824-6720.



ARGENTINA, Goose, Duck,
Dove, Perdiz, Pigeon, Big
Game, Trout Fishing, Bo-
livia, Uruguay, Dove, Pi-
geon, Fishing. Best bang
for the $ in the world. Sea-
son April-August 2005.
Weekdays (314)209-9800
Evenings (314)293-0610.




Grand Opening Land Sale!
FLORIDA 10+ ACRES
Only $294,900. Huge sav-
ings on big ranch acreage
in South Florida! Gorgeous
mix of mature oaks,
palms, & pasture. Miles of
bridle paths. Near Lake
Okeechobee. Quiet, se-
cluded, yet close to 1-95 &
coast. Also, 5 acres
$174,900. Great financ-
ing, little down. Call now.
(866)352-2249 x379..




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


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



ATTENTION INVESTORS:
Waterfront lots in the Foot-
hills of NC. Deep water
lake with 90 miles of
shoreline. 20% predevel-
opment discounts and
90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call
now for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproperti-
es.com (800)709-LAKE.
Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze!


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

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


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
www.cherokeemountainr-
ealty.com Call for Free
Brochure (800)841-5868.

COASTAL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. Phase I sold out. Now
offering new homesites in
Phase II at Shine Landing,
a gated waterfront com-
munity. Be a proud owner
in this upscale community
with boating access to the
Neuse River, Pamlico
Sound and Atlantic Ocean,
plus clubhouse, fitness
center, tennis, swimming
pool and private marina.
Homesites as low as
$29,900. Financing availa-
ble. Coastal Marketing &
Development Company,
New Bern, NC (800)566-
5263,
www.shinelanding.com.

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

FREE LAND LIST- NC
MOUNTAINS- Custom
built log homes, river
frontage and beautiful se-
cluded land off Blue Ridge
Parkway. Call now.
(800)455-1981, ext. 133.



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.


LAND WANTED Land In-
vestment company seeks
large acreage in Florida
and Georgia. Interested in
waterfront, timber, and ag-
ricultural lands. Must have
road frontage or good ac-
cess. Cash buyer with
quick closings. Call
(877)426-2636 or email:
landyetiveg@aol.com.

NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
$24,900.. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees,
rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy
hunting, hiking, horses,
great climate. Power, great
access. 100% Financing.
Call (877)822-LAND!


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.

Savor Breathtaking Moun-
tain Views & Golf Living at
Cherokee Valley, a premier
mountain golf community
set amid PB Dye designed
18 hole course in Carolina
Mtns. A sanctioned Golf
Digest Teaching Facility
too! Impeccable mtn view
homesites from $59,900.
Financing, Call (866)334-
3253 x822
www.cherokeevalleysc.c-
om.


WE DO RENTALS! Southern
Vermont's rental center.
Mount Snow, West Dover,
Vermont. By week/
weekend/month or sea-
son! Includes recreational/
cultural activities. We offer
hillside condos, town
houses," chalets, (large/
small homes.) Mountain
Resort Rentals, P.O. BOX
1804, West Dover, Ver-
mont 05356.
www.mountainresortrent-
als.com, email: rent-
verm@sover.net.
(888)336-1445, (802-
64-1445).

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




WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal & Tr. Island In
any cond. 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 2020



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



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


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



CENTRAL HOMES
OF CLEWISTON

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



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


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


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2160 W. Hwy.27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W. of WALoMART
983-4663
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New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106

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


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


Trailer, '93, 33 ft., w/Fla.
room & bedroom addition,
carport for boat storage,
nice landscaping, located
in Fisheating Bay Condo in
Lakeport, You own your
own lot, w/clubhouse,
heated pool, boat ramp w/
Lake Okeechobee access.
Great Park! Only $35,000
863-946-3718
859-391-8733


YELLOW STONE 30'
Mobile. Fl/room, Water front
$5800 (865)924-9228
+ -A-A-A-k-k-AA k A


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


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TOYOTA PREVJA, '93- as is,
$10000 or best offer.
(863)612-0258.



WANTED; Plymouth, GTX,
Road Runner, 70-71 Cuda.
Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
lenger R/T or Super-Bee.
Day 866-223-5440 John
Eve. 215-947-1567



CHEVY '83, a1 ton, Long
bed, 350 build, 400 trans.
38.5 tires. $5000.
(863)634-0936.
CHEVY BLAZER 79'
engine needs work
$900
(863)673-2350


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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 New '05
Dodge Ram, $100.
(863)467-9077.

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Boats 3005
Campers..'RVs 010)
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035


BOAT COVER
Waterproof fits up to
22' boat. $75
(863)824-0455
DECK BOAT, '92
26ft, with trailer, $7000
(863)675-4691

JOHN BOAT
14' & trailer. $475.
Call (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
Place your ad online at
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classfl.htmi or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


PONTOON 1OA, 20'- new
trailer, new floor and
carpet, hardtop, '86 70hp
Johnson motor, call for info.
$4000. (863)674-1105.

PONTOON Sweetwater, 20'
45hp, With trailer $5000.
863-467-7136 or
Cell 515-321-8338.
STARCRAFT DEEP V 15'
w/trlr, Evinrude 48 hp, trol-
ling, extras, cover, 2 new
batt. $2000 863-824-0048


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 anything any condition.
(863)228-2761.


NATION'S #1 SELLING RV
BRANDS-Florida's Moto-
rHome & Towable Head-
quarters. Great Service-
Fair Prices. Giant Recrea-
tion World. *Melbourne-
(800)700-1021.
Orlando- (800)654-8475
*Daytona- (800)893-
255255.
www.grwrv.com.
RIVERFRONT in Meadow
Lark Campground, 35 ft
trailer, 10x30 rm. addition,
car port & shed. Boat dock-
age avail. 863-675-3474
** *




AIRBOAT HULL- Thurman
Aluminum, 7'x11', w/trlr
and fuel cell, $1200 neg.
(863)612-9891.
BOAT TRAILER
New wheel jack, New tires,
carpet lift runners. $300.
(863)357-4604.
PROPELLER, Air Boat Pad-
dle, 72-34. Good condi-
tion. $350 (863)946-3857
Lake Port.


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



Automobiles




Automobiles 405JS
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


FORD GRANADA '82,
needs battery & tires.
reliable. Clean title.
$200. Firm (863)805-8789
JEEP CHEROKEE,'91- need
work, $500 or best offer.
(863)467-6122.

MERC TOPAZ '90, For
parts only $500. or
best offer. You haul. *
(863)983-4154.
Place your ad online at
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classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
TOYOTA COROLLA LE '01
Under 50K mls. Exc. cond.
Loaded, All pwr. 1 Owner.
$10,000. 863-675-1376
TOYOTA CORONA
S'69, Runs, Needs some
TLC. $500. Or best offer.
(863)946-0992.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 04-885-CA
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION F/K/A
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK
Plaintiff
vs.
HERBERT L. DAVIS, A/K/A
HERBERT A. DAVIS,.ET AL
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to the Summary Final Judgement in
Foreclosure dated February 28th,
2005, and entered in Case No. 04-
885-CA of the Circuit Court of the
20th Judicial Circuit in and for
HENDRY County, Florida, wherein
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION F/K/A FIRST UNION
NATIONAL BANK is Plaintiff and
HERBERT L. DAVIS, A/K/A HER-
BERT A. DAVIS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF HERBERT L. DAVIS A/
K/A HERBERT A. DAVIS; JUANITA
DANIELS AS THE JOHN DOE, OR
ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSES-
SION; H.L. BENNETT; HOMESTAR
MORTGAGE LENDING CORPORA-
TION; BENNIE L. HALL, JR.; all un-
known parties claiming by,
through, under or against the
named Defendant(s), whether liv-
ing or not, and whether said un-
known parties claims heirs, deo-
visees, grantees, assignees, lien-
ors, creditors, trustees, or in any
other capacity, claiming by,
through under or against the
named Defendants) are the Defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the 2ND
FLOOR IN THE HALLWAY OF THE
COURTHOUSE, of the HENRY
County Courthouse, in HENDRY
County, Florida; at 11:00, on the
30th day of March, 2005, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Order or Final Judge-
ment, to wit:
LOT 11, THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 12,
WEST 1/2 OF LOT 13, AND LOT
14, BLOCK C, SUNSENT PARK
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGES (S) 1, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Street Address:
821 Seminole Avenue
LaBelle, Florida 33935
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of the Court this 2nd
day of March, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As /S/ Hammond
559230 COS 3/1017
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2005-034-CP
IN RE: Estate of
MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered in the estate of Mary
Elizabeth Williams, deceased, File
No: 2005-034-CP, by the Circuit
Court for Hendry County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is PO Box 1760, LaBelle,
Florida 33975; that the decedent's
date of death was August 5, 1999;
that the total value of the estate is
$50,000.00 and that the names
and addresses of those to whom it
has been assigned by such order
are:
Name: Address
Minnie Williams
3004 W. Brarwood Circle
LaBelle, Florida 33935
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the de-
cedent and persons having claims
or demands against the estate of
the decedent other than those for
whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary
Administration must file. their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is March 10, 2005.
Alison C. Hussey
Florida Bar No. 0116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
Attorneys for Minnie Williams
P.O. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone: 863-675-5800
Fax No.: 863-675-4998
Minnie Williams
3004 W. Briarwood Circle
LaBelle, FL 33935
559083 CGS 3/10,17/05

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
1998 Nissan 4-Door
1N4DL01DXWC118919
1990 Chevrolet Whi 4-Door
1G1BL5476LA131641
1986 Chevrolet BIk 2-Door
1G1YY0788G5122165
1981 Chevrolet Red Pickup
CDC14G7BJ161822
1986 Toyota Blu 2-Door
JT2ST64CXG7076584
557316 CGS 3/3,10/05



CHEVY $10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $600. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.

CHEVY SURBAN, 1982
1 owner, good condition,
$2,500.
Call 863-675-4317.

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

JEEP Grand Wagoneer 84
Camo paint job
runs & looks good
$1000.(863)673-0920 -


PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that The Hendry County
School Board's approved 2004-05 Student
.Progression Plan is available on-line at the fol-
lowing internet address:

Student Progression Plan
http://www.hendry-
schools.org/education/sctemp/
646f83624c86d40ed9e56227bb5eabda/
04-05
Student Progression P.pdf

AIP Math Criteria Matrix
http://hendry-
schools.org/education/sctemp/
646f83624c86d40ed9e56227bb5eabda/
AlP Math
Criteria Matrix.pdf

AIP Reading Criteria Matrix
http://hendrv-
schools.org/education/sctemps/
646f83624c86d40ed9e56227bb5eabda/
AlP Read
Criteria Matrix.pdf

Persons that do not have internet access can
review this document at the Assistant Super-
intendents' Office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave.
(Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd Floor), La-
elle, FL 33935
557233 CB/CGS 3/10/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
BANK ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE IF CENTEX HOME
EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2000-8 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2000,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO. 04-CA-82
JOSEPH M. CARRAN; DICK WASIL; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTS); GLADES REALTY, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTS(S)JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT; JANE DOE, UN-
KNOWN TENANT,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Glades County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Glades County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 27, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FL.
A/K/A 27 ELM STREET, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, BUCKHEAD, FLORIDA
34974.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the south en-
trance of the courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Fl 33471, at
11:00 a.m. on the 24th day of March 2005.
Dated this 1st day of March, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, Fl 33619-1328
"In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the individual or agency sending the notice not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the
notice.n If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-
8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service"
558312 CGS 3/10,17/05

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 inri. i -,ri'F r.1 (Bartow Local Time) on
Thursday, March 24, 2u05 t ir it ,'iu ,: ',':',.-, 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-
qialified 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 (863)
534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
WWW.DOT.STATE.FL.US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1.
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 IS A REBID OF E1 E58) COUNTY HEND-
Y: (DS 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 o a point orth of SR
80 northeasterly 0.076 miles to a point east of SR 29, in Labelle. (Approx
75 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: SHARON HEORICK
(863) 519-2382. BUDGET AMOUNT $140,000. NOTE: THERE IS NO
CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E76-RO) COUNTIES GLADES & HENRY: (D
DS): FINANCIAL PROJECTNO418585-1-72-01 & 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):



onr'jr fr.r thr-; .1d..-um.:-nt -.hnrId bh directed to the District Con-
t. 4 86,.. r.i i i,, i ', 1'I" 1- .",' i ,'" u' ":n 1-18, orida
Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, or PO Box 1249, Barow, 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
Distinct Contracts Administrator
555590 CGS 3/3,10/05


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863-357-4604.


Chevy 150 Pickup, '89,
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(863)763-3679 aft 6.

CHEVY PICKUP, '84, %a ton,
4 wheel drive, 6.2 diesel,
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(863)675-1862
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FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system.
$2500 (863)357-1078
Ford F250, '85, 6.9, Diesel,
4x4, new motor, transmis-
sion & brakes, 800 watt
stereo system, $3000
neg. (863)763-3679

FORD RANGER '95
5spd. good cond. $2500
(863)357-3413

FORD STEP SIDE P/U '80
6 cyl. Runs good. Needs
tires & battery. $750/best
offer. 863-983-1865


LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction on March 21 at 8:00
a.m. at 2190 NW 16th St.
1998 Ford Windstar
VIN #2FMZA5142WBD24329
1991 Mazda 4Dr
VIN #JM1BG2265M0229832
1984 Buick 4Dr
VIN #1G4AL19ROG64869
559060 CGS 3/10/05


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6 cyL. Runs good. Needs tire
& battery. $750/best offer.
863-983-1865
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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.
Properly of Iris Walker
Sofa, framed prints, chandelier,
artificial plants.
Property of Dalnlka Ashley
Kid's headboard, artificial plant.
557425 CGS 3/3.10/05


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NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Robble Roland
You are hereby notified that the prop-
erty stored by you with Randy
Coyle & Rena Blissett, Unit #8 lo-
cated at 1801 Red Road, Clewis-
ton, FL 33440. The items are be-
lieved to be household and miscel-
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 recluse any and all
bids.
556265 CGS 3/3,10/05


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NOTICE OF MEETING
GERBER GROVES WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
The annual meeting of the landown-
ers of Gerber Groves Water Control
District will be held at 10:00 a.m.
on Friday, March 25, 2005 in the
meeting room of the Hendry
County Extension Office, Labelle,
Florida. A meeting of the Board of
Supervisors will be held immedi-
ately after the landowners' meet-
ing.
The purpose of the meeting is to elect
a board member, approve a budget
for fiscal year 2005/06 and con-
duct other business as necessary.
Bryan Beer, Chairman
559192 CGS 3/10,17/05

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PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on March
19, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL, (863)
675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at
Public Sale by competitive bidding
the personal property heretofore
stored with the undersigned by:
Alan Jumper, 613
Sofa, chairs, coffee table,
large rug and misc. items.
William G. Robinson, L-33
Pot belly stove, misc. items
Armandina Flores, M-1
Misc. items
558063 CGS 3/10 17/05
When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
look for a helper in the
classified.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, March 10,2005


NEIGHBORHOOD SUPERMARKET


Bob Black
Store Manager


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POSTED

Forget the rumors!

We're NOT leaving town!


We remodeled


to better serve the

Moore Haven

Community


Amanda Tracy
Third Manager


Thank you for


Clarence Jackson
Dairy Manager


77 years of support.
Come by &
celebrate with us!


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A1..


Shirley Rives
Market Manager


Dora Lee Simmons Nicole Murphy
Produce Manager Deli Manager


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, March 10, 2005