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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 31, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, March 31, 2005 Volume 78, Number 42


At a Glance

Sunrise service
-planned
Lakeport Christian
-Church's congregatibn will
begin a campaign for 40 Days
of Purpose April 9. Anyone in
the community who is inter-
ested in being a part of this
program should contact Jo at
946-1222 for complete infor-
mation.
Bus driver class
The Glades' County School
District will be offering a bus-
driving course for anyone
interested in driving a school
-bus for the district for daily
routes and/or extracurricular
trips. If interested, please con-
tact Doug Manke at (863)
946-3662. Classes have begun
and take pla6e in the
evenings.
GED classes.
The Glades.County School
District is'offering GED prep
classes at Moore Haven High
School (room 26-003) for
adults who wish to obtain
their GED. Classes are on
Tuesday and Thursday nights
from 6-8 p.m. You may regis-
ter the night of the classes. If
you have any questions you
may call Scott Bass at (863)
946-0202 ext. 13.
Upcoming events
at 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.
Advocates for
children needed
The -Guardi'ai,.Adi Liien
.GAL) Program needs ,:olun--
teers to represent the best
.interests of abused, aban-
doned and neglected children
before the court, social serv-
ice agencies and the commu-
nity. No special educational.
degree is required. Guardians
need to be someone with
common sense, good judg-
ment and a commitment to
helping 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 information,
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 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 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 num-
ber is (863) 946-0737.
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Index
Classifieds -. . .18-22
Education . . ..9
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion . .. . .4

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Former sheriff passes away


-By Mark Young
The Glades County communi-
ties are mourning the death of
former Sheriff James "Jim" Rider
who passed away March 23.
Mr. Rider's legacy of law
enforcement in Glades County
stretched for eight years before
losing office in the 2004 elections
to current Sheriff Stuart Whid-
don, who expressed the value of
Mr. Rider to the Glades County
law enforcement community.
"I've known him'since he first
ran for sheriff;," said Sheriff Whid-
don. "He's, responsible for mov-


ing this agency into the future
and was able to move it along
quite a bit."
Mr. Rider also left behind
many friends who are credit him
for their involvement with law
enforcement to this day.
"There are a lot of people still
here that worked with the man,"
said Sheriff Whiddon. "He was
here for eight years and the reac-
tion has been what you-would
expect- it's tough."
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee remembers what an asset
Mr. Rider was to Glades County
from his first time as Sheriff in


Easter egg hunt: Prepping for action


Hendry County.
"He was a man of integrity,"
said Sheriff Lee. "He was always
friendly and personable and
when I was sheriff the first time, I
knew I could count on him on a
day to day basis. He did a lot of
good for Glades County with his'
vast knowledge of law enforce-
ment. He was man above
reproach."
Mr. Rider ,was born Jan. 23,
1941 in Marion, Indiana, but a
long-time Florida law enforce-
ment officer. He spent several
years working for Broward and
Dade Counties on the Statewide


Drug Task Force.
He came to reside in Lakeport
for many years and ran for sheriff
in 1996, taking office in January.
of 1997. Those who worked with
the former sheriff referred to him
as a caring 'individual who
"touched the lives of a lot of peo-
ple." "
Mr. Rider eventually settled in
Moore Haven and left this earth
at St. Lucie Medical Center. He-
was very active within the com-
munity, belonging to Eastern
Star-Moore Haven #116, Lion's
Club, Moose Lodge of Buckhead
Ridge, an honorary member of


the Buckhead Ridge VFW, and
several other state and national
organizations such as the Florida
Sheriff's Association, Scottish
Rite, and the Shrines.
A memorial service will be
held 6 p.m. Friday April 1, 2005 at
Maple Grove Baptist Church, 120
E SR 78, Moore Haven, Fla. In lieu
of flowers memorials may be
made to the Florida Sheriff's
'Youth Ranches, Inc., P 0 Box
2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


Negotiations



on landfill



are ongoing


The Glades County Board of
County. Commissioners
expects to resume negotiations
with Waste Management con-
cerning operation of the exist-
ing county landfill and con-.
struction of a proposed $7
million glass recycling facility at
their April 12 regular meeting.
At their March 28 regular
meeting, consulting attorney.
Mike Davis of Bryant, Miller,
and Olive, implied that the
landfill giant had reneged on
their agreement to fund attor-
neys fees during the negotia-
tions with the county.


Staff photos/Tracy Whirls
The fast and furious action at the annual Lakeport Easter egg hunt was apparent as chil-
dren from around the area check out all the goodies.


Much to the delight of this
young Easter egg hunter,
she was able to come away
with a new friend, during Mom helps the children sort through the assortment of
Lakeport's annual Easter goodies found by the kids during Lakeport's annual
egg hunt. Easter egg hunt.


Mr. Davis noted the compa-
ny had prepared the initial ver-
sion of the proposed contract,
which the board had approved
in concept, before turning it
over to Mr. Davis, County Attor-
ney Richard Pringle, County
Manager Jim Smith, and Solid
Waste Director David Whidden
for review.
The attorneys and county
staff responded to the contract
and returned it to Waste Man-
agement in December. The
attorney said the company has
See Waste-Page 12


Counties unite



for common


water needs


The Glades Coynty Board of
County Commissioners agreed
to schedule a joint meeting
with Hendry County Commis-
sioners and officials from the
city of LaBelle to discuss pro-
posed formation of a "regional
water authority" to address
infrastructure needs in western
Glades and Hendry Counties
and north LaBelle.
The issue arose when Com-
mission Chairman Butch Jones
reported at the board's regular
meeting March 28, that the


county -has received a letter
from Hendry County Adminis-
trator Lester Baird and Hendry
County Commissioner Bo Pel-
ham proposing that Hendry
County, Glades County and the
city of LaBelle work together to
form a Regional Water Authori-
ty.
Mr. Jones said that the
Department of Community
Affairs representative Mike
McDaniels had made it very
See. Meeting--'Page 12


County seeking


state cooperation


Glades County Attorney
Richard Pringle told members
of the Glades County Board of
County Commissioners during
their regular March 28 meeting
that the question of whether
the county will receive pay-
ment in lieu of taxes funding
for the GEO Group Moore
Haven Correction Facility is
near resolution.
The attorney said the coun-
ty should receive the $341,000
appropriated by the state as
payment in lieu of taxes for the
prison site, if it agrees that this
payment will satisfy the tax
requirements for the tax year
2004 with delinquent notice.
Payment in lieu of taxes
funding would continue on the
condition that the state's
Department of Management


Services.will request appropri-
ation from the Legislature of
any amount above the antici-
.pated tax billing for the tax
year 2005 and will then dis-
burse an amount at least equal
to the taxes.
The litigation of prior year
delinquencies would not'be
affected by this resolution.
According to estimates from
the commission, the county
has received $1 million less in
payment in lieu.of taxes, based
on the property's value, than it
expected when the facility was
built.
Mr. Pringle said he would
confer with Property Appraiser
Larry Luckey and the Glades
County School Board which is
also a recipient of the PILOT
revenue.


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
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This little cowboy showed off his western skills during the annual Big Cypress
cattle drive.


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Obituaries


James '"Jim" Rider
James "Jim" Rider, age 64, of
Moore Have, died March 23, 2005
at St. Lucie Medical Center. Mr.
Rider was born Jan. 23, 1941 in
Marion, IN to Everett and Edna
Rider. He was a retired sheriff for
Glades County. Mr. Rider was a
member of the Maple Grove Bap-
tist Church in Moore Haven. He
was a member of the Florida Sher-
iff's Association, Eastern Star-
Moore Haven #116, Lions Club,
Moose Lodge of Buckhead, Hon-
orary Member of the Buckhead
Ridge VFW, Scottish Rite, and the
Shrines.
Mr. Rider is survived by his wife
of 48 years, Carol A. Rider; two
daughters, Sally (Stan) Newton
and Tamara (Kim-Marie) Rider;
and -six grandchildren, Kevin
(Amanda) Zarrella, Jeffrey (Yabel).
Zarrella, Alice Lee, Amanda Lee,
Ashley Lee, and Legacy Hart.
A memorial service will be
held 6 p.m. Friday April 1, 2005 at
Maple Grove Baptist Church, 120
E SR 78, Moore Haven, Fla. In lieu
of flowers memorials may be
made to the Florida Sheriff's Youth
Ranches, Inc., P 0 OBox 2000, Boys
Ranch, FL 32064.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.
Sherod Eugene Dewell
Sherod Eugene Dewell,.76,
passed away Wednesday, March
23, 2005, in Tampa. He is prede-
ceased by his father, Sherod
Daniel Dewell, his mother Eliza-
beth Click Dewell, and his brother
Daniel Edson Dewell.
. He is survived by his wife of 48
years, Penelope Creighton Dewell;
sons, Douglas Creighton Dewell
and his wife Mary Jane Cardinale,
Sherod E. Dewell, Jr. of California
and daughter Leanora (Lyn)
Dewell Young and her husband
Robert Young, III; six grandchil-
dren, Cory Creighton -Dewell,
Coleman Daniel Dewell, Arielle
Gianna Dewell, Robert Allan
Young, Erin Lindsay Young and
Evan Eugene Young; his sister
Frances Reed from Atlanta and
brother Harry S. Dewell of Tierra
Verde, Florida; his brother-in law
Wilbur F. Creighton III. and his
wife Beth, plus many loving
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Dewell was born June 16,
1928 and attended Roosevelt Ele-
mentary, Wilson Junior High and
graduated from Henry- B. Plant
High Schoo,,l in 1946. He was a
member of Phi Delta Theta Frater-
nity at the University of Florida and
graduated with a degree in Busi-
ness Administration in 1953 and
cofnpleted a degree in Industrial
Engineering in 1957 after serving
four years in the U.S. Navy during
the Korean War.
It was during his tour of Duty in
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that he met
his wife, Penny. After returning to
civilian life, he remained in the
active Navy Reserves for over 20
years having earned the rank of Lt.
Commander. Mr. : Dewell was
employed by Foster and Creighton
Co. in Mobile, AL, Peninsula Tele-
phone Co. in Tampa, and Bank
Building Corp. out of St. Louis. He
was a Registered Professional
Engineer in the state of Florida and
member of the American Institute
of Industrial Engineers. He was
instrumental in developing the
original staff at the University
Community Hospital and retired
as Associate Administrator from
UCH in 1988 as Director of Fiscal
Affairs.
Gene was a former member of
the Commodore Club, University
Club, and Escot (Executive Ser-'
vice Corps of Tampa) and an
active member of the Kiwanis
Club of Tampa. He was on the
original board of directors of
MOSI, former Deacon of Palma
Ceia Presbyterian Church and past
scoutmaster of.Troop 23 of Gulf
Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of
America.
During his retirement he
enjoyed Followers of the Way
Bible study at Palma Ceia Presby-
terian Church, sailing with his
friends and cultivating his many
fruit trees on his farm at Lake


Okeechobee, Lakeport, Fla. His
greatest pride and pleasure was
attending his grandchildren's
baseball, volleyball and basketball
games and watching two of his
grandsons working toward their
Eagle Scout awards. He was an
avid fisherman and enjoyed fish-
ing at his lake place with his
grandchildren and teaching them
the art of the sport.
A Memorial Service was con-
ducted by Rev. John DeBevoise at
11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29,
2005 at Palma Ceia Presbyterian
Church. The family received
friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at
the Blount & Curry Funeral Home,
605 S. MacDill Ave. Tampa. In lieu
of flowers, those who wish may
contribute to Palma Ceia Presby-
terian Church 3501 San Jose St.
Tampa, FL. 33629, to Florida Sher-
iffs Youth Ranches, P.O. Box 2000,
Boys Ranch, FL 32064-9984, or to
a charity of your choice.
Elbert Jordan
Elbert Jordan, of Clewiston,
age 88, died March 23, 2005 at
Palm Terrace of Clewiston. Mr.
Jordan was born in Cornelia, Ga.
Mr. Jordan lived in Clewiston for
48 years and he worked as a sales-
man for a Retail Store.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his
wife Ludie Mae Jordan, one son
James Michael Jordan (Maureen),
two grandchildren Christopher
Jordan, and Kelly Wilcox, two sis-
ters Laura C. Yarabough, and
Lucille Garrison.
Memorial Services took place
March 26, 2005 at Graveside-Vien-
na Cemetery, Vienna.
All arrangements were han-
dled by Akin-Davis Funeral
Homes, Inc. of Clewiston.
Catherine Sears
Catherine Sears, 91, died
Thursday March 24, 2005 at St.
Joseph's Hospital. She was born
in Malvern, Ark. Mrs. Sears moved
to Savannah, GA in 1992 from
Canal Point, Florida. She was a
member of the Canal Point United
Methodist Church, and the Beta
Sigma Phi Sorority. She was a lov-
ing person, strong believer in fam-
ily, loving and devoted Mother and
wife- and everything good about
her family.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Pope Adams Sears.
She is survived by one.son and
daughter-in-law, Wayne and Yadi-
ra Sears of Canal Point; two daugh-
ters and son-in-law, Gale Sears of
Savannah-GA., Gtenda-sers'-and
Tommy Rhodes of Tallahassee;
seven grandchildren, Shelly Sears,
Blake Greene, Devdn Greene,
Lamar Sears, Alexia Bolt, Cather-
ine Sears, and Melissa Kaminski;
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at the
Canal Point United Methodist
Church, Canal Point, and servic-


es followed at 10 a .m. at the
church. Interment will follow in
Port Mayaca Cemetery. Arrange-
ments by Glades Funeral Chapel,
Belle Glade.
Mattie Kinsey
Mattie Kinsey, 88, of Tampa,
died Friday March 25, 2005. She
was born in Shorterville, AL, and
had lived in Clewiston for 30 years.
She was a loving person. She was
a member of Greater Friendship
Methodist Church.
Mrs. Kinsey is survived by her
husband George Kinsey of-Tampa,
three sons, George Kinsey Jr., of
West Palm Beach, Johnnie C. Kin-
sey, of Clewiston, Billy Kinsey of
Atlanta, GA and seven grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services are planned
for Saturday April 2, 2005 at 1 p.m.
at New Mt. Zion Baptist Church,
Tampa. Funeral arrangements are
being handled by Wilson Funeral
Home.
David "Dave" Nall
Dave Nail, 68, of Belfair died of
cancer Saturday Feb. 26, 2005 in
Seattle.
Born in Ashford, Ala., to James
D. and Mary Lou (Gunter) Nail, he
graduated from Belle Glade High
School in Belle Glade, and later
studied at Olympic College and
San Diego State. On Nov.28 1959,
he married Vianna Rusert.
Mr. Nail served in the U.S. Navy
from April 1954 until his retirement
in October 1973 as a chief. A Navy
Seabee, he received numerous
good conduct medals and served
in Kenson, Korea, and Vietnam.
He went on to work as a crane
and heavy equipment operator
with the Annapolis Water District
and Johnson Controls, retiring
again in 1999. He was a member
of Christ Lutheran. Church in
Belfair, the Lions Club and the Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars in Belfair.
Mr. Nail enjoyed golf, fishing,
skiing, RV-ing and telling "bad"
jokes.
He was preceded in death by
his father and his stepfather,
Henry Martin.
Surviving are his wife; his
mother Mary Lou Martin of Fort
McCoy, Fla.; three sons, David
Michael Nall of Port Orchard,
Jamie Allen Nall of Bainbridge
Island and Richard Lemar Nail of
Belfair; five brothers, Wesley Tim-
othy and Phillip Nail and James
and Kenneth Martin; three sisters,
Bessie Caswell, Kathy Robinson
and Carole Nall; eight grandchil-
dren, Robert, Jacob, Brandon, Jor-
danne and Austin; and a great-
granddaughter, Julie.
A memorial service with mili-
tary honors will be at 1 p.rri
Thursday at Christ Lutheran
Church. Inurnment is private and
under the direction of Lewis
Funeral Chapel in Bremerton.
Memorial donations may be
made to Christ Lutheran Church,
3701 NE Northshore Road, Belfair,
WA 98528 or to a charity of the
donor's choice.


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Calvary welcomes Pastor Brown


U.S. Navy Chief Gary Brown
has returned to the states from
the Middle East. Formerly a
Hendry County sheriff's deputy,
Chief 'Brown left Clewiston to
attend Florida Baptist College, in
Graceville.
He was serving as pastor of
Esto Baptist Church when he was
recalled into the Navy following
the terrorist attacks in New York
City. He is a member of a Special
Operations Group.
While living in Clewiston,
Chief Brown and wife Connie
attended Calvary Baptist Church.


It is with pleasure that Rev. Brown
will be delivering the morning
sermon at Calvary Baptist Church
April 3.
Services will begin at 11 a.m.
and all are invited to join in wel-
coming him home again. Chief
Brown will be returning to San
Diego where he is stationed until
September and then he will be
transferred to a Florida,base.
Please join the service and
welcome him back to Clewiston.
Calvary Baptist Church is located
at 1007 Gratton Road, in South
Clewiston.


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Gary Brown will be the
guest minister at the Cal-
vary Baptist Church April 3.


HUS outbreak is reason for concern


A frightening outbreak of
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
(HUS) in Central Florida has par-
ents and health provides under-
standably worried.
Department of Health Secretary
Dr. John Agwunobi said that as of
March 25 there were 11 confirmed
cases of HUS in children under the
age of 10, and four cases in adults.
The disease has been con-
firmed in Orange, Seminole, Col-
lier, Volusia;and Pasco Counties.
According to the DOH, HUS
begins with ingestion of a form of
E. coli bacteria. This can happen if a
child pets an infected animal and
then fails to wash his or her hands
before eating something, transfer-
ring the bacteria from the hands to
the food and into the mouth. The
bacteria may also be in raw milk or
contaminated water. Pasturization
of milk heats it sufficiently to kill
bacteria, so commercially
,processed milk is not a problem.
The concern is about consumption
of milk that has not been
processed.
After moving into the colon, the
bacterium begins to grow. Approxi-
mately 3-10 days later, symptoms
may develop including mild to
severe diarrhea, bloody diarrhea,
and/or diarrheawith a fever.
For most people, the infection
ends with diarrhea. However in 2
to 8 percent of cases, the infection
continues and develops into HUS.
HUS- may develop! two to three
weeks after the onset of diarrhea,
according to the DOH.
Those most at risk are young
children and those whose immune
systems may already be compro-
mised by another health ailment.
Symptoms on HUS include diar-
rhea, which may become severe
and bloody and fever. Left untreat-
ed, the disease can cause kidney
damage and may even be fatal.
Treatment of .the disease may
require blood transfusions and kid-
ney dialysis. .
So far, all confirmed cases in the
recent outbreak have had contact
with e% ents at the Strawberry Festi-
val in Plant City or the Central Flori-
da Fair in Orlando. Investigators
believe the outbreak may be con-
nected to animal exhibits or petting
zoos at these fairs.
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just one way this disease may be
spread. Infection may also occur
from drinking unpasturized milk or
juice, drinking contaminated water
or swimming in contaminated
water. A lake or pond may become
contaminated if an infected animal
goes into the water, or if rain wash-
es the manure or an infected ani-
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a recent fair or festival with animal
exhibits, and have diarrhea, the
Department of Health encourages
you to contact your doctor. As with
most diseases, early diagnosis can
be important to successful treat-
ment.
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Wash hands often', and imme-
diately after contact with domestic
or farm animals.
Do not eat undercooked
meat.,
If you suspect your child may
have symptoms of infection, con-


tact your health care provider.
For more information, contact
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department.
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on HUS, visit the DOH website at
www.doh.state.fl.us or Centers for
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Marriages

Michelle Fielder and Arland
John Pappas were joined in mar-
riage Dec. 11,2004.
The bride is the. daughter of ..1
James and Nichole Fielder of
Clewiston. The Groom is the son of
Dimitries and Donna Pappas of
Moore Haven.
The wedding ceremony was
held at The Lone Cypress in Moore
Haven. Tom Levins officiated at the ,
ceremony.
The maid of honor was Laura "
.Mathis OF Moore Haven and the ,
best roman was Robert (Bobby) Reis
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Birth

Jose Roman & Melissa Silva, of
Clewiston, are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter, Jalaney
Marie. She was born Marchl2,
2005 at Lee Health Park in Ft. H
Myers.
She weighed seven pounds and
six ounces and was 21 inches long
at birth.
Jalaney Marie was welcomed
home by big sister Gloria Silva, big
brother Juan Ortega, Aunts and
Uncles Alex Roman, Carlos and
Ruben Zamora, Erica Roman,
Tanya Zamora, Gracie Silva, Ismael
and Trira Silva, Magda and Rogelio
Azua, Eloy and Claudia Silva, and Jalaney Marie Roman
lots of cousins. Maternal grandpar- Clewiston. Maternal Great grandfa-
ents are Eliodoro and Gloria Silva of their Jose Luz Garcia. Maternal
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Letter to the Editor


Use common sense
Here we go again. Lake Okee-
chobee's too high and we hope we
can dump fast enough to get it
down for the health of our marshes
and without too much pain on the
estuaries. You know the wet season
is approaching! How often have
we heard this over the last twenty
years? Isn't simple logic missing too
often from the management of lake
levels'. There's a term that was in
vogue a few years ago but perhaps
still appropriate now proactive
management.Forget the baloney
and fluff of "many other factors to
consider" and consider this: you
know you want to be a level of 13.5
above sea level (or 14 if you're
biased for high water) on June 1.
Take your present level from Octo-
ber through May, the normal period
of lake level decline, and draw a line
down to the 13.5 level. Above the
line means some pulse releases and
below means none. Rainfall during
the period is accounted for since the
origin of your line moves to new
starting points. The amount of
release depends on how much off-
track the decline shows. Phasing in
such releases all along during this
period lets our lake marshes recov-
er, which we desperately need now,
and precludes those massive releas-
es killing the estuaries. We bass fish-
ermen, to a large degree, want
healthy estuaries because many of
us like to fish for speckled trout in
the grass beds. Sometimes water
managers give the impression that
it's the system doing it and they are


at the mercy of conditions. Can a
computer programmed with all the
complex decision boxes of the WSE
lake level schedule really be a wise
master of lake level management?
Let's shape up and put a human in
the loop with reasoning power. Or
at least a wise monkey. You could
even have two in the loop, one from
Water Management and one from
the Corps.
Open water in Lake Okee-
chobee is in a state which we have
never seen in over forty years on
the lake. The hurricanes showed us
what we have accumulated on its
deeper bottom from years of
abuse. Combine that with rotting
vegetation from the spraying oper-
ations targeting hyacinths, water
lettuce, and now cattails, and we
have some really fine water
quality. It rivals the Mississippi and
Missouri rivers in water clairty. The
clearer water is generally where
hydrilla filters it from wind tides in
coves and bays. Those areas are
limited and fishermen are crowd-
ed into a few areas. A healthy
growth of hydrilla may be our sav-
ing grace on this lake, but incredi-
bly, some want to eliminate it
also. Fishermen, we must manage
the lake level wisely and let our
marshes flourish or water from the
open lake will flood our entire shal-
lows and we may lose our lake as
we have known her for so many
years.
CarrollHead
President, Friends of
Lake Okeechobee, Inc.


The blame game: Keeping a miracle


By Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I directed clinical services at a
Church-related rehabilitation cen-
ter for children when returning
from the mission field and was
asked to speak at an open service.
It was a time when parents
would drop off their children for a
month in hopes of seeing a change
in behavior and attitude. The pro-
gram was designed to give the chil-
dren new ways of facing problems
and success experiences to bolster
shattered egos. They came with
feelings of failure, disappointment
and anger. Parents came with feel-
ings of anger, guilt and disappoint-
ment at their children and them-
selves.
After a long period of knowing
that their was a problem and trying
everything they could think of, and
not wanting to have to ask for help
but being sent by a judge or coun-
selor, they would arrive.
I chose for a text that opening
service the first verses from the
nine chapters of John's gospel. The
Lord encounters a man who was
blind from birth. His disciples ask
him, "Rabbi, who sinned this man
or his parents that he was born
blind?" "Neither this man or his
parents sinned," said Jesus, "but
this happened so that the work of
God might be displayed in his life."
(John 9:2-3)
It's very hard to accept human
weaknesses and shortcomings,
especially if they result in a tragedy
of some sort. One parent may
accuse the other of being responsi-
ble for "how he turned out" and
the other is likely to quickly
respond that the problems are due
to weaknesses on the part of the
other spouse. At times the child
himself is accused of "not trying
hard enough" or' "not having the
right attitude" or "being just plain
lazy or stubborn or mean or...what-
ever." Who sinned? The answer


That can set the stage for another
miracle someone who has been
acting out will change or someone
who is depressed and feeling
worthless will find a new reason to
live or new friends.
Not too long ago, I completed a
course in medical errors. That's a
topic, which concerns everyone
who goes to the hospital or who is
treated. The instructor pointed out
that nobody sets out to do harm,
but errors creep into the system
and cause the damage.


In turn, errors are prevented by
changing the system and causing
people to understand how things
happen rather than blaming or
punishing.
It's the same in our lives sliritu-
ally as well. Jesus says, "nobody
sinned". Change begins when we
stop looking for the sinner when
none is to be found and helping
where we can. Healing can take
place. The stage is set for an unex-
pected miracle and miracles still
happen!


given in the healing was "nobody".
No parent sets out to deliberate-
ly see a child turn out with prob-
lems and no couple ever intends
that the problems between them
will affect their children. There is
no use accusing or blaming or
pointing fingers. That's the mes-
sage of the gospel. The message
goes on, though.
Somehow the work of God is to
be displayed in the life of each of
us, including the handicapped,
sick, afflicted. It has to do with
learning from where we find our-
selves. It has to do with not being
bitter or angry, or accusing those
around us, or even the victims of
tragedy. It has to do with doing our
utmost to change things and see-
ing that something good might
come out of even the worst situa-
tions.
The "blame game" separates
people, and when there are
tragedies in families, that's the time
they need most to be together and
support one another. A question
I've asked is, "Did anyone set out to
cause this problem?" and the
answer I've always gotten is a
resounding "No!" or Of course
not!" That let's me say, "All right,
then let's work on this together"
and to try to help people see that
"nobody sinned".
God's hand in it all may well be
when the shift comes from accusa-
tions and separation to the willing-
ness to work together and support
each other in times of difficulties.


Teri Schiavo and the promise of Easter


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
If you have listened to the news
or read the newspaper, no doubt
you, like most Americans, have
been inundated with the Teri Schia-
vo case. Her husband argues that
Teri would want to be free, to die
rather than to live as a vegetable. To
her immediate family, Terri's a
beautiful girl tq whom they can't
say goodbye. My heart goes out to
both of them, and I think it's sad
that Terri's husband and family
can't minister to each other and
grieve together in this tragic situa-
tion.
Over my yeas in ministry, I have
been involved in a number of cases
where a decision was made to
remove artificial means of life sup-
port. It is never easy. When do you
say enough is enough? Should we
keep body functions going by exot-
ic means just because we have the
technology to do so?
At what point do we quit play-
ing doctor and start playing God?
These are no easy questions, espe-
cially when they involve a loved
one. I don't even pretended to
know all of the circumstances or
reasons or arguments in this case,
but I believe the root of the tragedy
that we're encountering today
began with human intervention
and exotic means that kept Terri
from dying of natural causes many
years ago.
Now, to terminate her life, they
have cut off the feeding tube. I can't
say that I am at ease with the
thought of starving or dehydrating
someone to death. What I can say


is that death is in many ways a final
healing and my personal choice is
to be with my Lord rather than to
suffer in a prolonged state of total
incapacitation that requires artifi-
cial and exotic means to sustain.
The promise of Easter allows me to
make this choice.
Do you remember the scene in
ET where ET reaches out and
touches the potted flower that had
died? It began toqgrox again. As a
matter of fact, it became more
beautiful thaA it wasgbefore it died.
This is the promise of Easter for us.
Easter Day has come and gone, but
this promise of Easter is a promise
we can embrace today right here,
right now!
Rolling stones and crumbling
tombstones, what once was dead,


now lives. We go through life
knowing that we are dying every
day as we live, and knowing that
there are places in our hearts that
have already died, but also know-
ing that God promises that the story
isn't over yet. God can and will roll
away our stones and raise us from
our graves to eternal life.
Easter Day may be over, but the
rolling stone of Easter isn the sign
that God's goodness willnever be
defeated, that God's truth will never
be denied, that God's love will over-
come every hate, and that God's
life will overcome every death.
This is the Easter story and the
Christian experience. Name it and
claim it! Embrace it and be
embraced by it!


Courtesy photo/FWC
Here kitty; kitty!
Both panter kittens recently rescued by State wildlife
researchers are females. Hand fed by humans, the kittens
will never be able to return to the wild. However, they may
someday be used in a Florida panther breeding program.


Staff photos/Tracy Whirls

Move along little doggies
Big Cypress' annual cattle drive drew plenty of help, as is evident with all those partici-
"pating in the event. "


Hey, is anyone behind us?
Just making sure that everyone was keeping up, this
keeps a backward eye on the "posse" behind.


Staff photos/Tracy Whirls


passenger on a covered wagon


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had 22 verified cases. Wear a
blue ribbon to bring awareness
to the issue; however, take the
awareness one step further by
spreading the message of pre-
vention.
Prevent Child Abuse Florida
has shifted its focus from the
problem of abuse to the solution
of effective prevention and has
adopted the pinwheel as a sym-
.bol that represents this. shift or
wind of change. The statewide
theme Winds of Change. high-
lights how parenting has
changed over the years as a


result of changes in social, cul-
tural and demographic trends in
families.
We as individuals understand
that child abuse is an over-
whelming problem and some-
times feel helpless in making a
difference. If we focus on the
prevention, we can make a dif-
ference in our own individual
ways. The following are some
things we can do as individuals:
Register to vote and vote:
Help elect officials who believe
in preventing child abuse by
investing in prevention pro-
grams that strengthen families.
As a neighbor or family mem-


ber, be aware of the signs of
child abuse and neglect.
If you suspect child abuse,
report it: 1-800-96-ABUSE.
Parenting is stressful; in your
own individual way help parents
you know with young children.
As a parent understand your
own stressors and what you can
do to reduce them.
Mentor a child, be a positive
role model.
If you wish information on
parenting topics contact the
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By Jose Jesus. Zaragpza
BELLE GLADE Similar in
concept to the recently imple-
mented program in Pahokee, the
Citizen Observer Patrol program
at the Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment hopes to find more than a,
handful of residents to partici-
pate in the worthy effort.
Like Pahokee's program, the
Citizen Observer-Patrol Academy
seeks to provide police with a
few extra sets of eyes and ears
that will work in collaboration
with officers to crack down on
illegal activity .throughout Belle
Glade.
The way in which the pro-
gram works allows the depart-
ment to have greater coverage of
the city, with residents in the pro-
gram riding through the streets of
Belle Glade in teams, playing the
role of watchdogs.
The presence of the extra
patrol unit on the road should
deter crime and should the par-
ticipants come upon a suspicious
activity, they immediately notify
the nearby officers to the scene.
Volunteers in the program are
asked to stay away from any
potentially dangerous situation
and. let the officers handle the
matter once the initial report is
made.
"We're looking to beef up our
patrol in the community," said
Chief Albert Dowdell, who decid-
ed it was time that, the depart-
ment implements a community
watch program such as this.
According tb Chief Dowdell,
the effort to have a Citizen
Observer Patrol is not a new one,
having been attempted by the
previous-police administration,
with very little success. He is


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Detective S. Khan, who will be heading up the Citizen
Observer Patrol program, hopes that residents will join in the
effort and serve as volunteers.


hoping that now .citizens will
begin to participate.
Heading up the program is
Detective S. Khan, who will be
working with residents in the
implementation of the program.
Presently, the project is moving
forward smoothly and quickly,
explained Det. Khan. The depart-
ment has converted two of its
squad cars into Citizen Observer
Patrol cars, marked with yellow
painted bands to identify the
cars. Volunteers will be given
special shirts to designate them.
All that's needed now are the
participants. I
"With our limited resources,
we need a volunteer program,"
said Det. Khan. "They can call us
and say, 'Hey; this is what we see
is going on.'"


Det. Khan said that partici-
pants are asked to contribute at
least two hours each day to help-
ing to patrol the city, though the
number of days each week can
be decided by the volunteer.
Hoping to get as many volun-
teers lined up as possible, Det.
Khan said the police department
will be very flexible in working
around the volunteers' sched-
ules.
The only requirements to
being a volunteer, according to
the detective, is that a volunteer
must have a valid drivers license,
if they will be doing the driving
and a clean record. Passengers
do not need a drivers license in
order to participate.
In other cities where the Citi-
zen Observer Patrol has been


successful, according to Det.
Khan, it has been because of the
senior citizen' population
responding to the needs of the
community. Det. Khan invites
anyone interested in following
up with the police department
and lending their time to
patrolling the streets. Volunteers,
should they choose to do so, can
also decide which area of.the city
they would like to patrol and are.
not obligated to patrol any specif-
ic area if they choose not to.
It may be that frustrated resi-
dents who have had to deal with
illegal activity such as burglary or
vandalism near their homes or
businesses may opt to join the
program, hoping to catch or at
least deter the criminals from hit-
ting their neighborhoods once
more.
Having someone to spot a
criminal in action, or to provide a
description so police can find the
culprit,, spells the difference
between having a report only
and having a captured criminal. '
If you are interested, or would
like to learn more, please call
996-7251 and ask to speak to Det.
Khan. You may also leave your
name and number at the station
and you will be contacted.
Editor's'note: The COP pro-
gram has proved to be an effec-
tive tool in deterring criminal
activity in almost every commu-
nity that has such an operation.
In Clewiston, the program is
also credited with being an
effective law enforcement tool.
We encourage th6se interested
in this program to contact your
local law. enforcement agencies
to learn more about this valu-
able program.


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LABELLE On April 9 law
enforcement officers from all
around Southwest Florida will
take up bats and balls for the 3rd
Annual State Attorney's Law
Enforcement Appreciation Soft-
ball Tournament. The number of
officers participating has dou-
bled since the games first began
in 2003 expanding from fewer
than 200 to more than 350 offi-
cers. The event is from dawn to
dusk at the Lee County Sports
Complex. State Attorney Steve
Russell' attributes the over-
whelming success of the tourna-
ment to public support and
community involvement.
"We have a sponsor for each
one of the 21 law enforcement
teams with proceeds going to
benefit Crime Stoppers," says
Russell.
The number of agencies par-
ticipating has grown from 16 to
21. Word of the event has trav-
eled as far. as Miami and Tampa
with agencies from those cities
wanting to participate. The
-event is free to the public. Each
team will play a minimum of
two games using all four fields.
There is an Upper..and Lower
Division playing a round robin
schedule starting at 8 AM. Last
year the Sanibel Police Depart-
ment won the Lower Division
title and the Charlotte County
Sheriff's Office won the Upper
Division title.
Participating agencies
include: Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Beverages, Cape
Coral Police, Charlotte County
Sheriff, Clewiston Police, Collier
County Sheriff, Ft. Myers Police,


Drug Enforcement Administra-
tion, Florida Highway Patrol,
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, Glades County
Sheriff, Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission,
Hendry County Sheriff, Florida
Gulf Coast University Police,
Hendry Correctional Institution,
.-Lee County Port Authority, Lee
County Sheriff, Marco Island
Police, Naples Police, Punta
Gorda Police, Sanibel Police,
State Attorney's Office, 20th Cir-
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tion on a wanted fugitive,
Augustin Rojas, aka Adustin
.Rojas, a.k.a. Martin Robo. Rojas
is a Hispanic male, five feet
seven inches tall, and weighs
145 pounds.
He has black hair and brown
eyes. His last known address
was Keen Street, Pahokee. He is
wanted on a felony failure of sex
offender to properly register, and
two counts of sale of marijuana.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announces
a notice of intent to issue permits for the purpose of controlling the
feral hog population and protecting the ecological values on the
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, West of Us 27.


Permits will be issued for two hog control time periods, April 8-10,
2005 and April 15-17, 2005. Twenty-five permits will be issued for
each hog control period. Permits will be issued on a first-come, first-
serve basis to individuals 16 years of age or older. Permits will only
be distributed at the Fisheating Creek WMA check-station at the
FEC Campground located on US Highway 27 in Palmdale, on
.Saturday, April 2, 2005 beginning at 10 a.m.


Permitees will be allowed to take wild hogs with no size of bag limit.
The use of dogs for capturing or taking hogs is prohibited. Firearms
will be limited to a shotgun with #1 Buckshot or larger.


For additional information you may contact the Fisheating Creek
WMA office at 863,946-1194.


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riverfront acres w/ horse barn located
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RIVERFRONT! 1 +/- wooded acre
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RIVERFRONT! 0.83 +/- fenced acre
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* 508 +/- acres located in Alva with
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$3,431,134
* 19.5 +/- acres 1,250' +/- of river
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* 3.38 +/- acres located on comer of
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Cullen Jenkins is a member of the Hendry County Cattle Kyle Waldon is a member of the Hendry County Cattle Club.
Club. Cullen exhibited the Grand Champion Steer. He is a beef-breeding exhibitor.


Beef Breeding and Steer at the show


By Sonja Crawford
The Beef Breeding and Market
-Steer Show, sponsored by Clewis-
-ton Animal Clinic and Paige Farms,
was held Tuesday, March 15, at the
Hendry County Fairgrounds. The
show consisted of pee-wees and 4-
H/FFA members showing their
heifers, cows, calves and steers.
The steers exhibited at the show
ranged in weight from 1,100 to
1,270 pounds.
Mr. Jim Selph of Arcadia, Fla.,
was the. official judge for the
evening. The steers were judged on
muscling, correctness of finish, bal-
ance, capacity, size, as well as car-
cass desirability. The beef-breeding
critters were judged on size,
growth potential, muscle, balance,
structural correctness, capacity,
and sex characteristics.
Showmanship was judged on
the ability to exhibit animal to its
best advantage, as well as the over-
all care and training of the animal.
The exhibitors are judged on con-
trol, presentation to the judge,
awareness of the judge, and knowl-
edge of the species. Planning, prac-
ticing, and neat appearance will
assist the exhibitor in being suc-
cessful.
Bradley Bellew and Savanna
Becket did a great job at exhibiting
their critters in the Pee-Wee Beef
Show. Both exhibitors received


blue ribbons as well as trophies for
their effort.
Hendry County Cattle Club
member Abby Peacock captured
Grand Champion with her dairy
calf. Abby also received first place
in the Senior Showmanship, Fitting
and Grooming. David Hughes,
Clewiston FFA, achieved Grand
Champion with his Angus Cross
heifer.
In the Junior Showmanship, Fit-
ting and Grooming division, Casey
Nash took first place with Kyle Wal-
don in second place. In the Senior
Showmanship category, first place
went to Jamar Boykin with Ritajane
Thompson in second placed fol-
lowed by David Hughes in third
place. Ritajane Thompson cap-
tured first place in .the Senior
Grooming and Fitting category
with Jamar Boykin in second place
and David Hughes in third place.
Casey, Kyle, and Jamar are mem-
bers of the Hendry County Cattle 4-
H Club led by Dr. and Donna Rae
Keen. Ritajane and David are mem--
bers of the Clewiston FFA Chapter
under the direction of Michael
Swindle.
Cullen Jenkins' captured Grand
Champion with his 1,270-pound
steer. Cullen is a member of the
Hendry County Cattle 4-H Club.
Receiving the Reserve Champion
award was Josie Boykin who is,
also a member of the Hendry
County Cattle 4-H Club with her


S' Courtesy photos
Kim Fielder is a member of the Hog Wild 4-H Club. Kim exhib-
ited the Grand Champion Hog.


steer weighing 1,100 pounds.
Cullen and Josie also received the
Hendry County Bred Grand and
Reserve Champion Awards,
respectively. Hilliard Brothers, Inc.
was the producer of.Cullen's steer
and Dr. Keen was the producer of
Josie's calf. In order to achieve the
honor of. receiving the Hendry
County Bred Grand and Reserve
Champion Steer, the steer had to be
born in Hendry County. '


In the Junior Showmanship
division: Cullen Jenkins captured
first place receiving a belt buckle.
In the Senior Showmanship
division: Jamar Boykin. took first
place receiving a belt buckle with
Josie Boykin in second place and
'Rachel Fries in (hird. Jamar and
Josie are members of the Hendry
County Cattle 4-H Club and Rachel
is a member of the LaBelle Steer 4-
H Club led by Pat McGill.-.


Register for summer camp in Ocala National Forest


Do your children long to spend
their summer days in the great out-
doors? Would they love the chance
to learn about wildlife from the
experts, or swim, hike and canoe
with other children their age?
Then it's time to sign them up
for the Ocala Outdoor Adventure
Camp -at the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's (FWC) Ocala Conservation
Center in the Ocala National For-
est.
The summer camp is for boys
and girls ages 10-15 and is based
on wildlife conservation, firearm
safety and outdoor skills. This year
the camp offers five one-week ses-
sions with all-new programs
beginning June 19. .
The primary goal of the camp
program is to provide children
with the necessary skills and
knowledge to become better
sportsmen and women, while
instilling an awareness of firearm
safety, conservation and wildlife
stewardship. In addition, campers
will fish, canoe, swim, hike and
participate in many other outdoor
activities.
Tuition is $295 per camper per
week and includes lodging, food,
program materials and instruction
for each session, Each week-long
session is divided into four groups
based on their individual focus:
Wild about Wildlife, Wet and
Wildlife, Hunting and Hunter Safe-
ty and Expedition. All programs
are new or significantly revised in


format and scope from previous
years.
"Campers in Wild about
Wildlife, a new program this year,
will have a chance to go wild
exploring nature," said Cardinal
Collins, director of the Ocala Con-
servation Center. "They will learn
about wildlife management and
enjoy many camp activities includ-
ing basic wilderness survival and
field first-aid training, canoeing,
fishing, hiking, shooting sports and
other hands-on outdoor pro-
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Matison named
outstanding volunteer
Susie Matison has been select-
ed for the Outstanding Volunteer
for Glades School District for the
2004/05 school year.
She was selected because of
her dedication to the students at
Moore Haven Elementary School.
She retired from teaching back in
2002/03 after 46 years. She
returned in the fall of 2003-04
school year, to volunteer her time
to teach our struggling students
how to read.
She continues to spend approx-
imately 25 hours a week working
with 30-40 students in kindergarten
and first grade. She works with the
students in small groups, using
manipulatives and her expertise to
move them ahead in reading. Our
students love learning from Mrs.


Matison and look forward to see-
ing her everyday.
Mrs. Matison also serves as a
mentor to the faculty and staff here
at MHES. She puts her heart into
everything she does and motivates
us to do the same. She always has
a comforting word or something
positive to say to all she comes in
contact with. Her wisdom she
shares with us is something that
we do not take for granted.
Mrs. Matison is hard working,
dedicated, and motivated to help
our students succeed. She equips
them with the tools they need to
become better readers and never
gives up on them. Her devotion tb
our school is awe-inspiring and her
46 years of teaching experience is
extremely rare to find in a volun-
teer. She is definitely an educator
for her lifetime, not just her
"career".


Submitted by Kristi Hingson,
district volunteer coordinator,
Glades District Schools.
Moore Haven honor
roll for elementary
All S's Kindergarten: Kassandra
Arredondo, Ethan Bennett,
Jacqueline Carrazana, Johnny
Casellas, Malek Dore, Olivia
Everett, Alex'Freyermuth, Nicolas
Garcia, Cooper Garvin, Reygen
Livingod, Efrain Martinez, Cierra
Naile, Justin Osborne, Destiney
Smith, Alexis Troia, Glendy
Velasquez, Katherine West.
All As First Grade: Chloe Ahern,
Gary Beck, Caden Betts, Kailin
Brown, Ani Drayton, Brittney Dray-
ton, Vekeria Hallback, Jacob
Heflin, Ricardo Pardo, Dalton
Tevlin, Jesse Walker, D' Angelo
Ware, Melany Williams.
As and B's First Grade: Daniel
Baker, Victoria Cisneros, Casey Cul-
breth, Savannah Devine, Kaitlyn
Dunson, Samantha Gonzalez, She-


mar Gordon, Shyla Hough, Kevin
Jaime, Kala Mcintosh, Cheyenne
Naile, Josey Pearce, Kate Perry,
Kelly Rico, Tylik Russell, Melissa
Velasquez, Megan Whitehead.
All As Second Grade: Bronson
Bass, Erica Brickel, Gloria Carran-
za, Sabrina Inman.
As and B's Second Grade:
Saveon Brown, Lacy Cline, Ly'
Kiara Durham, Keely
Farnam, Justin Fowler, Ian Har-
ris, Shawn Hogan, Brianna Luna,
Gabriella Mayorga, William Mer-
cer, Halee Rife, Savanna Schlueter,
Ryan Story, Ray Valentin.
All As Third Grade: Erica Arthur,
Mandy Arthur, Alaina Lee, Saman-
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As and B's Third Grade: Crystal
Gutierrez, Kaitlyn Heflin, Natalie
Leavy, Sarah Lyons, Kassandra
Mocha,Vivian Leon, Tom Perry,
Blake Ridgdill.
All As Fourth Grade: Lailoni
Carey, Rachel -Lian Felicie, Akkua
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As and B's Fourth Grade: Kelsey


$25 millionin state appropriations sought to acquire land


Six key legislative leaders, who
are together spearheading an effort
to secure a $25 million appropria-
tion for Biscayne Bay on Saturday,
inspected the area that is targeted
for acquisition. The tour was part of
a briefing to highlight the need for a
specific appropriation for land
acquisition.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District conducted heli-
copter flyover tours of critical envi-
ronmental lands within the
Biscayne Bay watershed. The land
in need will be used for the Bis-
ca\ ne Bay Coastal Wetlands Pro-
ject, which will help restore and
protect this unique ecosystem.
Rep. Marco Rubio, the Speaker
designate, and Rep. Dan Gelber,
who are together spearheading the
effort, hosted Rep. Joe Negron,
chair of the House Appropriations
Committee, on the helicopter fly-
over with South Florida Water Man-
agement District staff. Other mem-
bers of the legislature including
Rep: Julio Robaina, Rep. Nan Rich,
and Rep. Richard Machek were
also expected at the event. A coali-
tion of environmental groups -
including the Everglades Trust,
Audubon of Florida, The Nature
'Conservancy and the National


Parks Conservation Association -
were also present to show their
support.
"This is of critical importance to
our mission of Everglades Restora-
tion and the preservation of the Bis-
cayne Bay Coastal Wetlands proj-
ect," said South Florida Water
Management District Executive
Director Henry Dean. "We are very
pleased that these legislative lead-
ers are undertaking this initiative
and hope that they get all the sup-
port necessary to secure the appro-
priations. Biscayne Bay is a corner-
stone of the Everglades ecosystem
and of the South Florida quality of
life."
Florida's land prices are increas-
ing at a dramatic rate, making it
increasingly difficult for the state to
purchase environmentally sensitive
land. Rep. Gelber and Rep. Rubio
have proposed a measure that-
would provide $25 million for the
purchase of sensitive lands in the
Biscayne Bay area. Saturday's tour
provided the legislators, an oppor-
tunity to see Biscayne Bay's press-
ing needs first-hand and under-
stand the urgency of the
appropriation.
The Biscayne Bay Coastal Wet-
lands Project, a component of the


Comprehensive Everglades
-Restoration Plan, covers a concep-
tual boundary of 40,000 acres in
southeast Miami-Dade County. The
project will help restore wetlands
and reestablish the historical creek
network feeding Biscayne Bay,
enhancing the ecological health of
the bay and Biscayne National
Park. The, Biscayne Bay Coastal
Wetlands Project (Phase 1) is one
of the Everglades restoration proj-
ects put on the fast track for a
.scheduled completion in 2009
under the South Florida Water
Management District's Acceler8
program.
The goal for Biscayne Bay
preservation and restoration is to
maintain and improve water quali-
ty to protect and restore natural
ecosystems and human uses of the
bay while protecting its' environ-
mental resources.
Located along the coast of
Miami-Dade and northeastern
Monroe County, Biscayne Bay
comprises a marine ecosystem of
about 428-square-miles, and a
watershed area of about 938-
square-miles. This subtropical estu-
ary is designated as an Outstanding
Florida Water and an Aquatic Pre-
serve under.Florida statutes.


. The living reef system, the
world's third-longest, is the only
one in the world located in close
proximity to a large, highly urban-
ized coastal area Miami-Dade
County. This coral reef is home to
over 200 species of fish and count-
less other marine plants and ani-
mals such as the spiny lobster, oys-
ters, sponges, fish, manatees,
crocodiles and soft corals.
For additional information
about the Biscayne Bay Coastal
Wetlands Project, visit www.ever-
gladesplan.org and www.ever-
gladesnow.org for the Phase I
Acceler8 component.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional, gov-
ernmental agency that oversees the
water resources in the southern
half of the state 16 counties from
Orlando to the Keys. It is the oldest
and largest of the state's five water
management districts. The agency
mission is to manage and protect
water resources of the region by
balancing and improving water
quality, flood control, natural sys-
tems and water supply. A key initia-
tive is cleanup and restoration of
the Everglades.


USDA announces sign-up for Livestock Assistance Program


Eligible producers may sign up
at their local USDA Service Center
for USDA's Livestock Assistance
Program (LAP) and American
Indian Livestock Feed Program
(AILFP), annruunced Jou D. Llos-
sas, county executive'direetor of
the Hendry-Collier-Glades Farm.
Service Agency. Sign-up began
March 14.
"We are pleased to be able to
provide these benefits to produc-
ers as quickly as possible," Llos-
sas said. "Natural disasters are
unpredictable weather events
that put farmers and ranchers at
risk, as they work to produce a
dependable and affordable
national food supply."
These programs will provide
relief to 'livestock producers who
have suffered grazing losses. in
2003 and 2004 due to drought,
severe weather and related caus-
es, and have limited safety net and
risk management tools available.
. To speed up the process, pro-
ducers may sign up for. these pro-.
grams online from their home or
business beginning in April or at
any USDA Service Center across
the nation. To sign up online, pro-
ducers must first establish an e-
authentication identity in their
local USDA Service Center. Cur-
rently, producers also may sign up
online for USDA's Farm Service
Agency (FSA) Loan Deficiency
Payment .Program and the Direct
and Counter-cyclical Payment
Program.
The LAP and the AILFP pro-
grams were authorized by The
Military Construction and Appro-
priations and Emergency Hurri-


cane Supplemental Appropria-,
tions Act, 2005 (2005 Act), to pro-
vide disaster assistance for pro-
ducers who suffered losses in
2003 or 2004. LAP and AILFP
share.many of the sane eligibilih
characteristics, such as: A produc-
er's grazing land (LAP) or the trib-
al-governed land (AILFP) must be
located in a county designated as
a primary disaster county under a
Presidential or Secretarial disaster
declaration.
The county must have been
approved as a primary disaster.
county on or after Jan. 1, 2003, for
a disaster occurring through Dec.
31, 2004. Assistance will not be
available in contiguous counties.
A county may meet eligibility.
requirements for both 2003 and
2004, however, a producer in that
county may receive benefits for
only one of those calendar years.
Producers may receive benefits
under both LAP and AILFP for the
same year.
The 2005 Act provides that
producers who reduced the num-
ber of livestock because of a natu-
ral disaster shall not be penalized
for those reductions. If, because
of a natural disaster, a producer
sold eligible livestock that were
placed on grazing land (LAP) or
tribal-governed land (AILFP) on
or after Jan. 31, 2003, the produc-
ers will receive compensation for
the entire disaster payment peri-
od.
Benefits will be based on the
number of livestock the producer
would have owned if the disaster.
had not occurred. For livestock
that were sold in the course of


routine business, producers will
receive benefits for those animals
only up to the date of sale.
Producers of dairy and beef
cattle; bison and beefalo; goats,
swine: sheep; and certain equine,
elk and reindeer are no%\ eligible
to participate in both programs.
Provisions of specific eligibility for
each program are as follows:
Livestock Assistance Program
The LAP is a grazing loss pro-
gram that will pay eligible live-
stock producers for grazing losses
on a per head basis of eligible live-
stock. A producer must have con-
trol of adequate grazing land to
support the eligible livestock and
the producer must possess bene-
ficial interest in eligible livestock
that have been owned or leased
for at least three months. During
2003 or 2004, a livestock producer
must have suffered a 40-percent
or greater loss of grazing produc-
tion for three or more consecutive
months due to natural disasters.
The 2005 act also imposes a
requirement that limits assistance
to persons with a gross revenue


limit of $2.5 million', which is a
change from the previous LAP. A
$40,000-per-person payment limi-
tation also applies to LAP assis-
tance.
"" American Indian Livestock
Assistance Program
AlLFP will provide reimburse-
ment of expenses for purchases
of livestock feed for producers
whose livestock were on tribal-
governed land at the time of a nat-
ural disaster. Payments are made
directly to the livestock owners
and are based on the smaller of
either 30 percent of basic feed
needs, stated as the Animal Unit
Day (AUD) for eligible livestock,
or the actual dollar amount of
livestock feed purchases recorded
on receipts.
As in the past, tribal govern-
ments will request to enter into a
government-to-government con-
tract for areas meeting the loss cri-
teria. In addition to meeting other
loss criteria, the tribal-governed
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cued two newborn Florida pan-
ther kittens from the wild Sunday
after the kittens' mother aban-
doned them.
Dr. Mark Cunningham, wildlife
veterinarian for the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC), transported the
3-week-old kittens to the Jack-
sonville Zoo and Gardens. The kit-
tens, 'both females, are receiving
round-the-clock care by zoo vet-
erinarians and staff.
FWC biologist Darrell Land,
who heads the agency's south
Florida panther research, said sci-
entists are puzzled by the moth-
er's abandonment of the kittens,
especially since it occurred so
soon after giving birth to them.
"We have monitored more
than 180 kittens and have never
seen any kind of abandonment,"
Land said. "The field sign sug-
* gests the mother went back into
estrous (the condition of being
receptive to mating) three weeks
after giving birth." *
Usually, the mother would not
go back into estrous until the kit-


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Wildlife rescuers are caring
for two Florida panther kit-
tens which were abandoned
by their mother in the wild.
tens are a couple of years old or
something happens to them.
"The hormone changes that
initiate estrous stop milk produc-
tion and prevent the mother from
being able to care for the kittens,"
Land said. "What triggered these
changes is unknown."
Karl Kranz, director of biologi-


cal programs at the zoo, said the
kittens probably will not return to
the wild.
"But they could very likely res-
urrect the Florida panther captive-
breeding program at some point
if state wildlife officials decide to
undertake such a program,"
Kranz said;
Land said the kittens lived in
the northern part of the Florida
Panther National Wildlife Refuge.
Their mother, a 5-year-old, full-
blooded Florida panther known
to researchers as FP107, was
unsuccessful in raising two previ-
ous litters. Male panthers FPl19
and FP131 are possible sires of
the two newborns. FP107 was in
the company of FP13.1 when she
abandoned the kittens last week.
When' researchers first sus-
pected FP107 had abandoned the
. kittens, they placed monitoring
equipment at their den site to
confirm whether the mother
returned to tend the kittens.
FP107 did not return to the den
between March 14 and March 20,
and the kittens lost 20 percent of
their weight during that period. At


that point FWC biologists rescued
the kittens and placed them in the
care of the Jacksonville Zoo and
Gardens, which has the required
permits and expertise to care for
Florida panthers.
"For more than 90 years, the
Jacksonville Zoo ana Gardens has
been dedicated to inspiring the
discovery and appreciation of
wildlife through innovative expe-
riences in a caring environment,"
said zoo spokeswoman Jennifer
Vrban. "The Jacksonville Zoo and
Gardens offers over 2,000 rare
and exotic animals and over 1,000
unique plant species. The zoo is. a
non-profit organization and is an
accredited member of the Ameri-
dan Zoo and Aquarium Associa-
tion (AZA)."
More information about the
zoo is available at www.jack-
sonvillezoo.org.
More information about Flori-
da panthers is available at the
FWC's Web site, MyFWC.com.
The Florida panther is the offi-
cial state animal. Scientists
believe fewer than 100 of them
still exist in the wild.


WaterFest celebrates water education


OKEECHOBEE Families
Understanding Nature (F.U.N) is
the theme for the first Okee-
chobee County WaterFest 2005
on Saturday and Sunday, April 2
and 3, at the Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina, located at the
mouth of the Kissimmee River
and Lake Okeechobee off of SR
78 in Okeechobee County.
More than 5,000 people are
expected to attend this two-day
water education festival with live-
ly entertainment and interactive
displays. The event is being co-
hosted by the South Florida Water


Management District,. Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina
and the Okeechobee County
Tourist Development Council.
Saturday's special activities
include a bass fishing tournament
and classic country music con-
cert. On Sunday, the Porchdogs
will begin the day with Cajun,
country and Blue Grass music,
followed by a Casting Kids contest
sponsored by BassMasters. 'At 3
p.m. on Sunday, Earthman & The
Planet Earth Project H20 Concert
Tour will perform followed by
karaoke and live Gospel music.


Sporting demonstrations and
Florida historical demonstrations
and storytelling will be provided
throughout the day on both Satur-
day and Sunday.
Pontoon boat rides on Flori-
da?s largest lake, Lake Okee-
chobee, will be available. Young
people and their families can par-
ticipate in hands-on investigations
and" activities designed to high-
light water conservation and gen-
eral water resource education.
Community group booths,
arts, food booths, a bounce house
for the little ones, water slide and


a number of other entertaining
booths will entertain attendees.
Organizers hope that you will join
us in celebrating water conserva-
tion education in this F.U.N.
dynamic atmosphere and learn
more about the water resources,
other environmental challenges
and' how everyone is working
together to resolve issues.
The WaterFest will be open
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day.
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FWC advises hunter safety course before seasons open


WEST PALM BEACH- Hunters
needing to get their Hunter Safety
certification from the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation-Com-
mission (FWC) during 2005 are
strongly encouraged to take a
course early in the year as courses
.scheduled just before and during
hunting season usually fill up fast.
The FWC is the only organiza-
tion that presents the course,
which is free of charge, and enlists
a volunteer network of trained
instructors who donate their time
to ensure that the legacy of hunting
remains a safe one. This course is
equally important for those that
hunt out-of-state or in Canada and
need to purchase a non-resident
hunting license. This state-spon-
sored course meets the require-
ments for hunter safety training
throughout North America.
The FWC Hunter Safety Course
,is available as a traditional class-
room program or as a home-study
course. Traditional classroom
courses are offered in all of Flori-
da's counties. Families with chil-
dren are encouraged to attend a


traditional course as interaction
with the instructors help children
and their parents to better under-
stand the course materials and
instructors can answer questions
and clarify concepts, which cannot
be accomplished with the on-line
or CD version.
The dates and locations for the
next round of traditional courses
are:
April 16 17, 2005 Broward
County
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days,'
Markham Park, 16001 W. State
Road 84, Sunrise. Attendance on
both days is mandatory.
April 20 and 22-24, 2005- Collier
County
April 20 and 22 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
April 23 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April 24- 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Collier County Agricultural Cen-
ter /Extension Office, 14700
Immokalee Rd, Naples, FL 34120.
Attendance on all days is mandato-
ry
Hunters who can't attend a tra-
ditional classroom course can take
the majority of course instruction


without leaving home. The new at-
home method allows students to
obtain partial credit toward com-
pleting the Hunter Safety Course
through the Internet or CD- ROM
interactive program. Once the
interactive portion of the course
has been completed, students
must then attend the required field
day that includes live-firing instruc-
tion on a shooting range, and class-
room work.
The dates and locations for the
field-day portion of the home-study
course are:
April 16, 2005 Palm Beach
County, 8 a.m. 5 p.m., J. W Cor-
bett. Wildlife Management Area,
Everglades Youth Conservation
Camp, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whit-
ney Road, West Palm Beach.
April 23-24, 2005 Collier Coun-
ty
April 23- 11 a.m. to 2p.m.
April 24 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Collier County Agricultural Cen-
ter/ Extension Office, 14700
Immokalee Road, Naples, FL
34120. Attendance on all days is
mandatory


Space is limited for both the tra-
ditional course and field-day por-
tion of the home-study course.
Reservations are required by going
online at myfwc.com/huntered or
by calling (561) 625-5126.
Everyone born on or after June
1, 1975, is required to pass this
course prior to purchasing a hunt-
ing license.' An adult is required to
accompany children under 16
years of age to all classes. Children
under 18 years of age must present
a Parental Release Form signed by
the child's parent or legal guardian
to participate in the live-fire exercis-
es. The interactive course, was
developed in cooperation with
seven other southeastern states to
increase accessibility to hunter
safety programs.
A statewide schedule of hunter
safety classes is available on the
web at myfwc.com/huntered, and
while you are there, be sure to
check out other programs offered
through the Hunter Safety Pro-
gram, such as 'the Bowhunting
Course and the Becoming an Out-
doors-Woman workshops.


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Black Gold Fishing
Tournament '
Children and parents are being
invited to participate in the annual
Black Gold Fishing Tournament at.
the .Belle Glade Marina and Pavil-
ion. A staple event of the Black
Gold Festival, children up to the age
bf 15 compete in a friendly round of
fishing. The tournament will be
held April 2. Applications for the
tournament can be picked up at
the Belle Glade City Hall, the cham-
ber of commerce or the fire depart-
ment. For more questions, call 996-
032.
Baseball carwash
The Dixie League boys baseball
team will have a car wash this Sat-
Orday, April 2, from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Bank of America. Please
come and support the team.
Coaches needed
In Clewiston
- The Clewiston Cougars are
seeking football.and cheerleader
coaches for the 2005 season. Any-
one interested in volunteering
please contact April White or Char-
l'ene Forde. The league has also


formed a new board. The new
members are: President Ben Cut-
shaw, Vice President Charles Fel-
ton, Treasurer Charlene Forde (228-
3986), Secretary April White
(228-7887), Athletic Director Rick
Benjamin, Jose Casas, Melvin
Brooks, Al Gary, and Ray Tolbert.
Travel baseball
has new teams
Clewiston welcomes AAU travel
baseball with two new travel teams
for ages 12 and under and f9r those
14 and under. Home games are
played at the Sugarland Park Sports
Complex. Admission is free. Con-
cessions are available. All games
are double-headers. Follow the
league' and standings online at
www.AAUGOLDCOST.org; for
more information, contact John
Davis at (239) 253-8576.
More coaching
help needed
The Clewiston Youth Baseball
League is still in need of sponsors
and umpires for the upcoming
youth baseball season. If you
would like to get involved in spon-
soring a.team or purchasing a ban-
ner, please contact Abby Mass at


Chamber Golf Tournament
The Seventh Annual Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce
Golf Tournament was held Saturday, March 12 at the Belle
Glade Golf Course. First place team was First Communi-
ty Bank. Shown are winners, from left: Jerry Curtis, Mike
Poza and Woodie Salvatore. Dale Morris is kiddingly rep-
resented by the hat rack! Thank you to all our corporate
and tee sponsors for making this a successful event.

228-0475. Umpires are also needed involved with your community's
this year a certification is required. youth through America's pastime,
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Accountability
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The "No Child Left Behind
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in the elementary school office.
If you would like a copy of the
report, please stop by the office
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American
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bingo, Saturday nights at 6 p.m.
Hamburgers, drinks and dessert
will be provided at a minimal
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Stop the violence
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Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence
and victim safety by providing
services, referrals and education
relating to the affects of domes-
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since responded with a coun-
teroffer.
According to the attorney,
because the county had agreed in
December 2003. to negotiate
exclusively with Waste Manage-
ment, the company had agreed to
fund all legal costs of the negotia-
tion. Now, he said, the company
has agreed to only pay legal con-
sultant fees for negotiation of
"deal points" that were accepted
by Board consensus at the time of
the Board's resolution to negoti-,
ate a contract with Waste Man-
agement.
"Deal points were not actually
part of the formal resolution but
were addressed in the discussion
of adopting the resolution and
were considered in the contract,"
Mr. Davis said, adding that the
county initiated the exclusivity of
negotiations by opting to adver-
tise for vendors using the Consul-
tants Competitive Negotiation


Meeting
Continued From Page 1
clear at a joint Feb. 18 public
workshop the DCA's re' ie\\ and
approval of pending comprehen-
sive land use amendments in
both Hendry and Glades County
would require all three govern--
ment entities to work together as
a region, rather than separately,
citing the existing lack of planning
and infrastructure.
Commissioner Russell Echols
echoed the importance of
responding to this issue as. the
DCA had specifically emphasized
the regional concept, even
though the city of LaBelle


Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Exten-
sion (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. Regu-
lar 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 alter-
nate 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 locat-
ed at 2002 Hwy. 78 W. in Buck-
head Ridge. For more informa-
tion call (863) 467-2882. Post
hours are from noon until 8 p.m.
daily. Wednesday is Ladies Auxil-
iary 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 Friday a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls are
served from 5:30-7 p.m. with a
$9 donation. Dancing irfmedi-
ately follows the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-
tion-size pool table. Post meet-
ings are held on the second and
fourth Saturday of the month,
beginning at 10'a.m. Comman-
der 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


Act, which requires ranking and
exclusive, negotiation until
impasse is reached, and Glades
County .chose Waste Manage-
ment as their first choice.
Mr. Davis asked for guidance
from the Board-on the next steps,
suggesting that the county has
two. options: To .accept their
agreement to negotiate only the
"deal points," or "tell them to take
it or leave it."
The veteran attorney said
Waste Management had
breached their agreement if they
did not fund all expenses, thus the
negotiators can now talk to other
vendors, unless Waste Manage-
ment "lives up" to the agreement
to pay the attorneys fees to con-
-fnue riegotiation)
County Attorney Pringle said
the Board has multiple choices.
and that Mr. Davis's were just
examples of choices, adding that
the board should direct staff how
to proceed while protecting the
county's position.
The attorney said staff will con-
tinue to review Waste Manage-
ment's counteroffer until, the


appeared to be the "lone ranger"
and didn't get the message.
Chairman Jones 'reiterated
DCA's imperative direction to
form' a regional authority and he
requested (and received) the
board's permission to contact Mr.
Pelham to schedule a joint meet-
ing with the other governmental
entities.
Commission Vice Chairman
Alvin Ward said the regional con-
cept could evolve to include
merging some county depart-
ments, such as building, plan-
ning, zoning and'code enforce-
ment, as both counties are small
rural and have limited resources
and that joining forces might be
more effective.


a.m.-11 p.m., or later; and Sun-
day, 1-8 p.m. Happy hour is from
4-6 p.m., Monday through Thurs-
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
dancing. On Saturday, hotdogs
with kraut are served at noon.
Saturday 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,
informative and confidential
boat inspection. A vessel safety
check decal will be placed on.
boats that meet all the require-
ments. 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..
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


Board changes directions.
Commission Chairman Butch
Jones expressed dismay that
Waste Management' is now only
willing to pay for "deal point"
negotiations and he thought they
were funding all negotiations with
no restrictions.
John Austin Collier, consultant
and representative of Waste Man-
agement, said the company has
already paid attorney and legal
fees of $225,000 for the county's
counsel already.
"Waste Management's posi-
tion is that the Board of County
Commissioners is the negotiation
team," Mr. Collier said, adding it
was the company's understand-
ing that legal counsel and staff
were directed to "wordsmith,"


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 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
Senior Connection
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 Choles-
terol.) All diabetics, long term or
newly diagnosed, are welcome..
Post Disaster Help
for Older Adults
Project HOPE counselors will
be available on site once a week
from 9-11 a.m. at Senior Connec-
tions offices and dining sites in
February. Elders in need of.help
due to 'the hurricanes of last
summer can speak in person
with a specially trained disaster
crisis counselor .courtesy of
Hendry Glades Mental Health.
Counselors will be in LaBelle on
Tuesday, (675-1446) Clewiston
on Wednesday, (983-7088)
Moore Haven on Thursdays
(946-1821) and Buckhead Ridge
on, Fridays (567-1253.) Call for
locations. aid or directions. Dis-
aster funds are still available to


not to actually negotiate points of
the contract.
Chairman Jones said staff has
given recommendations to
change some of the wording of
the contract, but he felt the deci-
sion on further negotiations
should be at the April 12 meeting
when Waste Management's nego-
tiators could be there.
The commission chairman
said if the agreement is complete
between the attorneys, Waste
Management's negotiation team
should bring it before the board at
the day meeting for the commis-
sion's review.
The meeting will be held at 9
a.m. in the commission cham-
bers at the Glades County Court-
house.


help older adults. who continue
to need assistance with such
issues as stress related prob-
lems, emotional loss, roof repair,
insurance deductibles, appli-
ance repair or replacement,
chore work, etc.
Fundraiser planned
The Moore Haven Lions Club
will hold its annual fund-raising
Toll Road on Friday, April 1,
beginning at 1:30 p.m. on US
Highway 27 -and Sixth Street in
Moore Haven. The next day, Sat-


urday, April 2, beginning at 7
a.m. the Club will have a Yard
Sale in the green area next to US
Highway 27 between Joey's
Pizza and the Big Lake National
Bank. Then on Saturday, April 9,
starting at 4 p.m., at The Ameri-
can Legion Hall, the Club and
Moore Haven American Legion
Post 299 are jointly holding a
Spaghetti and Meaty Sauce Din-
ner, with Bread, Salad, etc. eat in
or take out, for only $5. After-
wards, every is invited to stay for
Bingo, commencing at 6 p.m.


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TALLASAHEE U.S. Term
Limits,released a new, extensive
statewide poll showing over-
whelming support for Florida's
'Eight is Enough' law even
slightly higher than the 77 per-
cent vote enacting the 1992 term
limits initiative and strong
opposition to moves in the Leg-
islature to put a constitutional
amendment on the ballot to
weaken the term limits. -
"Legislators should know
that Floridians' oppose their
attempts to water down the
voter-enacted "Eight is Enough"
law*" said Paul Jacob, a senior
fellow and. spokesperson for
U.S. Term Limits, the nation's
largest term limits organization.
"Those pushing to weaken term
limits are woefully out of touch.
Voters want to keep it."
The poll conducted by Ras-
mussen Reports, a national
polling firm, surveyed 3,500
Florida voters. It has a margin of
error of just 1.7 percent at a 95-
percent level of confidence. Sup-
port for the "Eight is Enough"
law was 78 percent. By awhop-
ping 74 to 21 percent, 'voters
favor the current term limits law
to legislation moving through
both houses of the Legislature to
allow legislators to serve 12
years, which is 50 percent
longer. Additionally, by a whop-
ping margin of 85 to 7 percent,
voters agreed with the statement
that any change to the voter-
enacted term limits should
come from voters and not from
legislators.
"For legislators to use their
precious time in Tallahassee to
place a measure on the "ballot
that they know voters oppose is
a misuse of their legislative
time," said Jacob. "The legisla-
tors should be doing the peo-
ple's business, not their own."
The following is Mr. Jacob's
testimonial transcript before the
Florida House of Representa-
tives.
U.S. Term Limits supports
term limits at all *levels of gov-
ernment. We proudly con-
tributed to the "Eight is Enough"
initiative in 1992 and we contin-
ue to support 'Eight is Enough'
today. We believe term limits
give more citizens a chance to
serve in government and keep
legislators closer to the people.
While Florida's term limits
are more lenient than average,
we are not surprised that legisla-
tors and lobbyists continue to
oppose the term limits law. If
there is one simple fact of term
limits, it is that people like them
and legislators and lobbyists do
not.
Good people can disagree
over the merits of term limits, of
course, but the issue has been
decided in the public mind. Vot-


"Those pushing to weaken term limits are woe-
fully out of touch. Voters want to keep it."
-Paul Jacob,
Spokesperson for U.S. Term Limits


ers haven't forgotten that they
had to enact term limits over the
opposition of legislators and
special interests. So today, the
battle for term limits is really a
battle over who is the boss: leg-
islators or citizens.
No one questions that legisla-
.tors have the power to place a
measure on the ballot to weaken
or repeal term limits. But having
the power doesn't make it right.,
As legislators, you under-
stand that you are not on your
own time here in Tallahassee,
but on the people's time. The
"Eight is Enough" term limits
law is a condition of your
employment and weakening the
law, while it may be on the agen-
da of legislators, is not on the
public's'agenda. Thus, for legis-
lators to use their precious time
in Tallahassee to place a meas-
ure on the ballot that legislators
support but voters clearly
oppose is a.misuse of legislative
time.
It is somewhat like inviting
people over for dinner and then
purposely serving them a dish
you know they do not care for.
That would be rude, and surely
none of. us would consider
doing such a thing. What if it
was the boss we invited for din-
ner? Well, the voters are the
boss. It should be clear to one
and all that they do not wish to
weaken the term limits law.
Even many supporters of HJR
.1177 and similar bills admit this.
It is an amendment the people
do not care for and good hosts
.would never put it on their plate.
Legislators have a conflict of
interest on this issue and should
leave the law alone-completely.
Don't touch term limits. In fact, a
recent poll showed that 85 per-
cent of Floridians believe that
any change to term limits should
come from citizens and not from
legislators.
Legislators have made it a
point that this law would not
affect them personally, as they
would have to leave after eight
consecutive years. But it does
affect any legislator who:runs for
the other -chamber' in 2006,
allowing them to serve 12 years,
or for a legislator who takes a
break after eight years and
returns to the legislature.
Let's be clear, however, there
is a ready mechanism for citi-
zens, should they ever change
their minds on term limits, to
change the law. The initiative


process is available to them.
Even legislators can use the ini-
tiative process, as they have on
other issues. In fact, some legis-
lators have complained that it is
far too easy to enact constitu-
tional amendments via initiative.
I'm convinced that voters will
defeat any initiative to weaken
term limits, but that is the only
legitimate process for tackling
the issue-precisely what was
required of citizens when they
sought to enact limits to begin
with.
Some have suggested that
.perhaps the public mood has
changed on term limits. There is
no evidence to that effect, but to
answer any such question U.S.
Term Limits is today releasing a
new and extensive poll of 3,500
Florida voters conducted by Ras-
mussen Reports. The poll con-
firms in clear and unmistakable
terms that Floridians support an
eight-year limit on their state leg-
islators by an even larger margin
today than in 1992, when the ini-,
tiative passed with an impressive
77 percent.
The poll, which I'm submit-
ting to this. committee and mak-
ing available to all 'legislators
and to the public, shows that
today 78 percent of Floridians
support. the "Eight is Enough"
law.
In previous committee hear-
ings, some legislators pointed
out that in 1992 voters were only
given a choice of eight-year lim-
its or no limits. It is a good point
and raises several issues. First, in
1992 legislators had every
opportunity, to propose their
own term limits and give voters
a choice at that time. They
choose not to do so.
Second, if legislators are seri-
ous about giving the voters more
choices, why not offer an alter-
native for six-year House limits,
as is the law in several states, or
for lifetime rather than consecu-
tive limits? Virtually every time
legislators introduce bills to
lengthen term limits, they say
they truly support term
limits...just significantly longer
limits. But it strikes me as puz-
zling why never once in consid-
ering the proper length of such a
limit has a legislator proposed to
make the limits shorter. Not
once, not anywhere in the coun-
try..
Third, and most instructive
concerning HJR 1177, Floridians
favor eight-year limits over 12-


year limits by a whopping 74 to
21 percent. It is not a close call.
Voters have indeed heard the
complaints about the complexi-
ty of the legislative process and
the time it takes to learn the
ropes. But a legislator who can-
not learn the job and be effective
in eight years, doesn't belong in
the legislature in the first place.
In fact, no legislator has yet run
for re-election on the slogan, "I
haven't figured out the job of
being a legislator yet, so please
send me back to Tallahassee for
more training."
The president of the United
States is limited.to 8 years, and
the president is expected to hit
the ground running day one.
Being president is a lot tougher
job than being a state legislator.
Citizens know that a worker
has to learn to do his or her job
in a matter of days or weeks, not
years. As the St. Augustine
Record editorialized last month,
"But imagine telling your boss in
the private sector that you need
a few more years to get up and
running. You'd be running to the
unemployment line."
Under the "Eight is Enough"
law, legislators can serve for
eight years, take a break for a
single term, and then return to
the legislature for another eight
years. Or move to the other
chamber after eight years. But
HJR 1177 says that's not enough.
It would allow legislators to
serve 24 years without a break if
they switch chambers or 24
years of a 26-year period in the
same chamber.
Ladies and gentlemen, that is
a career.
Voters have defeated similar
attempts by state legislators in
Arkansas, California and Mon-
tana. Last November in
Arkansas and Montana voters
slammed such measures, 70-30
percent and 69-31 percent,
respectively. In California in
2002, legislators and special
interests outspent term limits
advocates by $11 million to $1
million in attempt to gain four
additional years through pas-
sage of Proposition 45. Nonethe-
less, voters trounced the exten-
sion effort 58 to 42 percent.
We urge this body to do the
people's will, not the Legisla-
ture's, and defeat HJR 1177 and
any other attempt to water
down or destroy term limits. As
a term limits advocacy, group,
we will do all we can to educate
the people of Florida about any
legislative measure to weaken
term limits. Furthermore, in the
best spirit of the Sunshine State,
we will work to make certain
that your votes for or against
HJR 1177 are well known.
Thank you for your time and
attention.


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accepting nominations for the
2005 Retailer of the Year Award
for Leadership (ROYAL) through
Monday, April 18. This presti-
gious award recognizes out-
standing retailers Who have
demonstrated a blend of effec-
tive business skills with commit-
ment to their communities, cus-
tomers and employees.
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on-line at FRF's Web site,
www.frf.org. Click on "Retailer
of the Year" logo, where addi-
tional ROYAL information is
available. For more information
or to nominate by telephone,
contact Elaine Mann Carpenter,
FRF's vice president of opera-
tions, at (888) 357-3824 or send
e-mail to elaine@frf.org.
"Florida's 95,000-plus retail
businesses employ one of every


"The ROYAL award is a way to pay tribute to
just a few of those many retailers who are so
vital to the well-being of our state."
Richard A. McAllister.
FRF president and CEO


five workers in our state, pay
nearly $28 billion in wages annu-
ally and collect and remit over
$20 billion in sales and retail-
related taxes for Florida's gov-
ernment," says FRF president
and CEO Richard A. McAllister.
"The ROYAL award is a way to
pay tribute to just a few of those
many retailers who are so vital to
the well-being of our state."
Nomination criteria: Anyone
may nominate a Florida retailer
for the 2005 ROYAL award. They
may also submit more than one
retailer for consideration in any


given award year. Previous nom-
inees who did not receive an
award may be nominated again.
Self-nominations are appropri-
ate. Nominees must have a phys-
ical presence in the operation
and/or management of a retail
business in Florida. The ROYAL
is given to individual retailers,
however, the three award cate-
gories are based on the nomi-
nee's current company's annual
sales volume: Less than $1 mil-
lion, $1 to $10 million, and more
than $10 million. Upon being
nominated, each nominee will


be sent an entry form that must
be completed and returned to
FRF no later than Wednesday,
May 11.
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will be honored during a lunch-
eon held in conjunction with the
University of Florida's nationally
acclaimed annual "Retailing
Smarter" symposium June 23,
at the Omni Resort at Champi-
onsGate, Orlando. The recipi-
ent's nominators will also be
invited to attend.
Each ROYAL winner receives
an attractive granite and beveled
glass trophy, local and statewide
recognition, complimentary reg-
istration to the symposium and
complimentary hotel accommo-
dations in regard to the awards
luncheon. Nominators and nom-
inees do not have to be mem-
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Doctors and lawyers


encourage living wills


TALLAHASSEE --The
Florida Bar and the Florida
Medical Association have
joined together to encourage
Floridians to learn about the
benefits of preparing Living
Wills and to designate Health
Care Surrogates. The lawyers'
and physicians' groups are
providing information and
statutory forms on their Web
sites at www.flabar.org or
www.fmaonline.org.
The Florida Bar and the
Florida Medical Association
are working together in an
effort to maintain their tradi-
tions of serving the public
interest.
"Physicians and lawyers
want to ensure that all individ-
uals involved with making
health care decisions have the
necessary information to
make informed decisions,"
said Florida Bar President
Kelly Overstreet Johnson, of
Tallahassee, and Florida Med-
ical Association President
Dennis S. Agliano, M.D., of
Tampa.
Additionally, The Florida
Bar Speakers Bureau is
arranging for members of its


Elder Law, Health Law and
Real Property, Probate and
Trust Law sections to volun-
teer as speakers for address
civic and community organi-
zations throughout the state
on Living Wills and other end
of life issues. To schedule a
speaker, groups should call 1-
800-342-8060, extension 5767.
A Living Will is a document
that gives instructions or
expresses an individual's
desire concerning any aspect
of his or her future health care
treatment. A Health Care Sur-
rogate is a person designated
to make health care decisions
if the individual becomes
unable to do so. A Living Will
should not be confused with a
person's legal will which dis-
poses of personal property on
or after his or her death, and
appoints a personal represen-
tative or revokes or revises
another will.
In order to make the pro-
vided documents valid, they
must be signed and wit-
nessed. There is no need to
involve a physician or retain a
lawyer, unless personally
desired.


Crist praises flag ruling


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist praised the
fourth District Court of Appeal's
unanimous ruling that a Palm
Beach County Marine veteran
cannot be forced to sell his home
to pay the legal fees of those who
opposed him inrcourt.
George and Anna Andres had
been forced to remove a flagpole
from their property by their
homeowner's association (Indi-
*an Creek Phase III-B) with the
association subsequently seek-
ing to compel the Andreses to
pay their legal fees by placing a
lien on their home.
The Attorney General,
through Deputy Solicitor General
Lynn Hearn, joined with the
Andreses' counsel to argue that
the Florida Constitution does not
permit foreclosure on home-
steads to pay legal fees.
The appeals court, in revers-
ing the trial court, agreed with
that argument.
"In any event, we find that the
(homeowner's) association doc-
uments do not provide for a con-
tinuing lien that preexisted the
homestead exemption for the
attorney's fees in question here,"
wrote the court.
"This is a tremendous victory,
not only for George and Anna
Andres, but for the concept of
property rights in Florida," said
Crist. "This couple was brought,


into a conflict because they
wished to prominently fly the
flag of their country, and the
court correctly recognized that
they could not be forced to give
up their property in order to pay
the other side's attorneys as a
result of vigorously challenging
attempts to limit their manner of
expression."
The association sought reim-
bursement of more than $20,000
for its expenses in pursuing the
flagpole case against the
Andreses. The Attorney Gener-
al's argument was that the lien
was not imposed for purposes of
taxes, repairs, improvements or
labor that benefited the property,
but instead to pay lawyers, tram-
pling the constitutional rights of
the owners to their homestead
exemption.
In addition, other options
were available to the homeown-
er's association.
"Indian Creek is not preclud-
ed from seeking other legal
measures to collect on its judg-
ment for attorneys' fees, but fore-
closure upon the Andreses'
homestead is prohibited," wrote
the court. "We, therefore,
reverse the final judgment of
foreclosure."
A copy of the Court opinion is
available at: http://www.myflori-
dalegal.com/Andres_Opinion.p
df.


Your yard may need some 'doctoring', says experts


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Has your yard
had a check-up lately? If not, better
late than never, say plant healthcare
experts. Plant healthcare (PHC) is a
relatively new concept in profession-
al landscape management.: PHC can
preserve and protect a homeown-
er'syard and pocketbook.,
Preventative care, frequent
check-ups, early detection,
informed decision-making, and
routine treatments that provide
long term, stable solutions have
become vital parts of plant health-
care programs. The approach is
multi-faceted and customer-driven,
focusing on the health, growth, and
beauty of a homeowner's yard.
"It's like an HMO plan for your
yard," says Jim Skiera, Executive
Director for the International Soci-
ety of Arboriculture (ISA). '"Adopt-
ing a plant healthcare program can
prevent problems or keep them
from getting serious. When home-,
owners and professionals work"
J togciith r, c r,-,ine b'tLmIfiti dras-
ftic, cosil\ maintenance can be
avoided while the value of the
entire property increases."
The basic premise behind PHC
is that if a plant is tended to proper-
ly, natural defenses can be strength-
ened. Energy that would have been


exerted on-stressful factors is now
applied to building up defense sys-
tems. Just like human health, plant
health improves when hazardous
factors are removed from the envi-
ronment and check-ups are per-
formed regularly.
In years past, expensive reme-
dies were employed after a yard
had been badly damaged. These
practices were often unsuccessful
and cost homeowners significant
amounts of money in planting and
maintenance. Plant healthcare pro-
grams, however, can help ensure
the health and beauty of plants and
landscapes, lowering maintenance
costs and increasing property val-
ues.
"The long-term savings is virtu-
ally guaranteed," Skiera says. "Not
only will a plant healthcare pro-
gram enhance the well-being of
plants, but it also will improve the
mood and bank account of the
homeowner."
What to expect from
a PHC program
Professional support Plant
healthcare experts should ask ques-
tions, explore priorities, and deter-
mine a homeowner's expectations.


Look for ISA Certified Arborists or
certified landscape professionals.
who are well-trained, educated, and
experienced professionals who are
familiar with landscape plants, their
needs, and the pests and diseases
most likely to attack.
Individual care Every yard is
different. A homeowner's desires
and expectations should drive the
program while enabling profes-
sionals to care for the yard.
Frequent monitoring Early
problem detection is key to long-
term success. Professionals should
inspect a yard every 3 to 6 weeks
during growing seasons. A scout-
Sing report should, be given to the
homeowner after every visit, alert-
ing them to any. existing or antici-
pated problems.
Treatment options and alterna-
tives If unhealthy environmental
factors are present, the profession-
al should provide the homeowner
with information about the prob-
lem and-all possible treatment,-
options just like a doctor would a
patient. The best choices usually
involve natural processes, those
that are least intrusive. Chemical.
treatments should be used as a last
resort, Homeowners and profes-
sionals should work together to


decide what is best for the yard.
Environmental sensitivity -
Healthy plants naturally enhance
their environment,
strengthening natural defense
systems and suppressing pests.
Professionals should help elimi-
nate pests in environmentally
friendly ways, taking care to elimi-
nate only those that are harmful.
While spot spraying is one possibil-
ity, PHC professionals should avoid
blanket chemical sprays.
Cost effectiveness PHC pro-
grams-maintain the vigor of the
landscape. Proactive PHC pro-
grams cost considerably less than
reactive interventions.
The International Society of
Arboriculture (ISA), headquartered
in Champaign, Ill., is a nonprofit
organization supporting tree care
research around the world.
As part of ISAs dedication to the
'care and preservation of shade and
ornamental trees, it offers the only
internationally-recognized certifica-
tion program in the industry. For
more information, contact a local
ISA Certified Arborist or visit
www.treesaregobd.com.


Producer pledges to assist all the migrant workers


IMMOKALEE The president of
one iof Florida's largest produce
companies has offered to help
migrant workers whose children
were recently born with severe
birth defects stay in the area while
health officials investigate the
cause of the defects, officials said.
Don Long, president of Plant
City's Ag-Mart Produce Inc., met
with the parents Friday'at a church
in Immokalee.
"The company offered to help
the fathers find work here in town
after the current tomato work ends,
so they won't have to follow the
harvest the way they usually do,"
said Sanaida Martinez, of the Red-
lands Christian Migrant Associa-
tion, a social services organization
that helps farm workers.
One baby was born without
arms or legs, and another with a
partially formed jaw. A girl without
a nose and no visible sexual organs
died days after birth.
Collier County health officials
are trying to determine whether
pesticides caused the defects, or if


they are the result of genetics or
other reasons.
The mothers gave birth within
the last four months. They said they
lived within 200 feet of one another
at.the same labor camp when they
became pregnant. A sign at the field
said more than two dozen pesti-
cides and herbicides were used
there. The women worked into
their pregnancies at other fields that


used the same chemicals.
Long also spoke about helping
the families straighten out their
immigration status, Martinez said.
The two surviving children are
U.S. citizens, but their parents are
undocumentedMexican nationals.
Between 1999 and 2003, Ag-
Mart was cited three times by state
inspectors for violations of pesti-
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These classifications are

Auctions 105
Car Pool t10
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage.Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


FOUND: Amercan bul. I
d g Curr C ll 1 r, e
3225

CHIHUAHUA Black w/
brown face, small. Lost
near the hospital. 863-
357-3564.

CHURCH PEWS- 4, very
nice, with mistle rack and
kneelers, 15ft long, Must
haul. (863)763-7613.
MOBILE HOME' TRAILER
FRAME- 25' x10 ', you
haul away immediately.
(863)677-1407.
POT BELLY PIGS
9 weeks old.
Free to good homes.
(863)467-4935.,
Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classifieds
and make-your clean up a
breeze! ,


Don't Miss
This One
MOOREHAVEN Sa[ &
Sun 4 02 & I )3
arrj-' 370 Ave 0.
Furrilure antiques .&
miSc


Tall Guy securee 60. o meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123
White Male Mid 60's,
New to area. Looking-for
a Female Companion
863-801-1558.


DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,-
etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
established 1977.

INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT
NEED A LAWYER? ALL
Acciaeri a, inlurv Claims
'AUTOMOBILE *BIKE/
BOAT BUS 'ANIMAL,
BITES "WORKER; COM-
PENSATIONS
*WRONGFUL DEATH
*NURSING HOME INJU-
'RIES A-A-A ATTORNEY
Referral Service
(888)733-5342 24
HOURS 7. DAYS A WEEK.
NEED AN ATTORNEY AR-"
.RESTED? Criminal De-
fense *State *Federal
*Felonies *Misdemeanors
*DUI *License Suspen-
sion *Parole *Probation
*Domestic Violence
*Drugs "Protect Your
Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342 24
HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK..


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Employment


Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




ADMINISTRATJIE.
ASSISTANT
Must have computer skills
and knowledge of general
office work. Bi lingual a
plus, Fax resume to
(561)924-9670.

Busy Home
Health Agency
Looking for the following:
Full time RN w/ benefits,
PRN $35 per visit $55 per
admit,MSW, HHA
1-941-505-4663 orfax .
resume to:941-575-4445

CHEF WANTED E...pI n Char
Broiler. Nights/days. Also
exp. waitresses. Apply in
person Dons Steak House.

CLEWISTON COUNTRY
CLUB Servers/Cooks/Salad
preparer/dishwasher. Ap-
ply in person Aft 10am.

Driver- COVEHIAIUT TRAIS-
PORT E',:lleni Pay &
Berniit lor E.'perienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses .Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).


Everglades Federal Credit
Union Receptionist need-
ed, Previous Phone Expe-
rit .e Prelerrid Proficient
Wor a.nd E.I:i.I, biiirmual
a +. May apply in pei.'n,
mail resume to
1099 W. Vernura Ave ,
email to:
elu,'.'e anriirinl, r et
or lt. 8,66-012-5212.

Everglades Federal
Credit Union Looking
for Teller. Appiv in per-
son, Mail re.umei ro
1099 W. Ventura Ava.
Clewiston FL 33440 or
email efcu@earthlink.
net or fax
RRR-qn9n' 919
Experienced Tractor
Operators Needed
To apply herbicide in Citrus
Grove i rncen~ive program
& 3eneili
Call 863-675-3096


NOW HIRING

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

Apply in Person

525 N.W Avenue L Belle Glade, FL 33430

Call 561-992-4000O
Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
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^ JOB TITLE: MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST
tt POSITION NUMBER: 000113678
SALARY: $10.00-$14.00 hourly depending on experience.
LOCATION: UF/IFAS-EVERGLADES RESEARCH &
EDUCATION CENTER, BELLE GLADE
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of an approved
apprenticeship program for multiple trades,,or a high school
\ diploma and four years appropriate experience.: Appropriate
vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent
rate for the required experience .
JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for nrairdtiriance, repair and
construction of 60 buildings and other acihiesi. or mhe
|\ Everglades Research and Education Center. Also responsible
II for the construction and fabrication of various specialty items
I .required by research scientists. Coordinate, inspect, and
perform equipment inspections and repair, carpentry, painting,
electrical wiring and repair, and plumbing work,, as needed.
< Assist automotive and farm crew as center workload
demands, and perform other related duties as required
Z TO APPLY, contact Chay Burrus at
" 561-993-1511 or through the
e University of Florida's website
http://jobs.ufl.edu,


Experience diesal/heavy
equipment Mackinac
for shop & road. Only those
with clean driving record
need apply must
have own tools
EEO/DFWP
(239)369-6146

Need experienced riofers
Hourly crews plus
sub crews. Need own
transportation.
772-201-5235 or
863-467-9484


Administrative Assistant (F-T)
(Must pass C.S. exam)
$23,707 ann.
Director of Public Services (F-T)
$57,232 ann.
Closing: April 22, 2005
Life Guard (P-T)
4 summer pos.
$12.00 per hour
Closing: May 1, 2005
Recreation Supervisor (P-T)
1 summer pos.
$12.00 per hour
Closing:- May 1, 2005
Water Safety Instructor (P-T)
4 summer pos.
$15.00 per hour
Closing: May 1, 2005
Mechanic II (F-T)
2 pos. avail.
$13.60 per hour
Police Sergeant, (F-T)
(Must pass C.S. exam) ..,
$18.97 per hour

Utility Systems Manager (F1T)
$43,580 ann..
Closing: April 22, 2005
Unless stated All positions
are open until filled.
Complete Employment Applications
must be on file at:
City of Belle Glade
Human Resources Department
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., W
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900
Business Hours: 8:00 to 5:00
Posted: 03-31-05


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ADVERTISING TEAM!

Our community newspapers
which include Caloosa Belle and
the Immokalee Bulletin have
opportunities for the right indi-
viduals seeking an exciting career
in advertising.

The ideal candidates will. pos-
se.ss the following:

A SELF-MOTIVATOR, SELF-STARTER
WITH AN OUTGOING PERSONALITY,
COMPUTER SKILLS AND RELIABLE
TRANSPORTATION.

Interested applications should fill
out an application at the follow-
ing locations:

CALOOSA BELLE
22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935


IMMVOKALEE
BULLETIN
22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935


. BOOKKEEPER,
Full time position for busy ag. office,
must be experienced in compulerized P'R,
A/P & Excel. Strong accounting backgrounO
& attn. for detail. Fax resume w/salary req
to 863-983-5116. (


HELP WANTED
LAKEPORT
WATER
ASSOC.,. INC.
(A member-
owned,
non-profit,
FL CORP.)
Applicant must ul-
timaiely perform
all duties and
tasks at Lakeport
Water. Must earn
Class C Drinking
Water License
within Iwo years.
Applicant .must
have valid FL
driver's license.
Accounting
knowledge and
some computer
skills a plus. Pay
dictated by expe-
rience. Uniform,
Insurance, Den-
tai, Paid Vaca-
tion, Sick Time
and Paid Holi-
days. Call Mike at
863-946-1300 or
863-227-1601.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLI-.
CATIONS PT/FT No Expr
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irng Bonuru i800318-16i3-
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Now Hiring 2005 Postal
J,:.,. $17.50-$59.00
riour Full Federal Benefits
paid training/ vacation. No'
experience -necessary.
Green Card ok. Call
.(866)634-1229 x 605.


Now Hiring 2005 Postal
JijriS $17.50-$59.00
hour. Full Federal Benefits
paid training/, vacation. No
experience necessary.
Green Card ok. Call
(866)399-5720 x 3077.


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POSTAL POSITIONS
AVAILABLE!! Federal,
State, Local. $14.00-
$48.00+hr. No Experi-
ence necessary. Paid
Training and Full Benefits.
Entry Levels. Call 7 days
for information. (888)826-
2513 ext. 21A.

SENIOR
BOOKKEEPER
Knowledge of
computers & general
ledger a must. Benefits
avail. F/T, Fax resume,
to 863-983-9943.

UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
Exciting Weekly Paycheck!
Written Guarantee! 11 Year
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LYKES BROS, INC. RANCH DIVISION
Has openings for MECHANIC
@ the Brighton Corner location.
Applicants must have one (1) year prior experience
with farm and diesel equipment, have own tools and
a valid Florida Drives license.
Applications accepted Mon-Fri 8am to 3 pm
at 106 SW Cbunty Road 721 Okeechobee, FL.
Affirmative AclioniEqual Opportunity Employer
Drug Free Workpl3ce M.FiD'V
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Thursday, March 31, 2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Garage
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MANAGEMENT.

Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440



THE SEMINOLE '
TRIBE OF FLORIDA
Has the following openings in our Water
Resources Department on our
Big Cypress Reservation:
Water Master: Operate entire Water Control
System; Exp. wall areas of water pumps
systems. Supervisory exp. req. HS diploma
req. .
Water Control Structure Operator: Work
w/local agricultural operators to determine
structure settings for delivery to cattle fields.
Assist w/maintenance of water systems.
Mechanical ability pref. HS diploma req.
Pump Operator: Operate & maintain all
pump stations & equipment. Keep accurate
records. Mechanical ability & exp. w!pumps
pref. HS diploma required.
Resumes via email:
aaltmanarsemtribe.com or fax:
954-967-3477 or by mail to:
HR, 6300 Stirling Rd.
Hollywood, FL 33024
Further detail:
www.seminoletribe.com


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



SOLDE CYPRESS COMMUNITY BANK
POSITIONS AVAILABLE" .
Apply in person at main branch on
205 So. W.C. Owen Ave.
Clewiston 9:00-4:00. EOE
SALES ASSOCIATE
Creative self-motivated retail oriented
individual to service and cultivate new
customer relationships at our full service
Wal-Mart Branch open Mon-Sat. Banking
experience not required. Training,
competitive salary, incentive program
and full benefits. -
POST CLOSING CLERK
Review loan files, data entry, balance
journals, and prepare correspondence..
Good typing, computer, telephone and
customer service skills required.
S Salary and full benefits.


ADVERTISEMENT PROCESS
TESTING TECHNICIAN
Seeking an individual with previous
laboratory experience. Minimum
high school or GED required. Good
computer skills needed and working
knowledge of Good Manufacturing
Practices. Employment is seasonal.
Good pay, benefits and a 401K.,
Contact HR Dept.
@ 863.902.4185
fax 863.902.4315. or


pphillips@southerngardens.com


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
For Local Construction Office
Computer skills a MUST! Bi-lingual -C
a plus. General office work.
Hours 7:00am- 3:30pm
BENEFITS AVAILABLE '
Call 863-983-9941 ]
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HARE LUMBER &
READY MIX I ,
COUNTER RETAIL SALES POSITION -
'S Counter retail sales person lot building
W-s supply business. Pireer mature individual --
-- who is punciural and has krino ledge ol
- construction materials Bilingual preferred
'Alchohol'Drug Free Workplace' -
APPLY IN PERSON @:
Hare Lumber & Ready Mix
425 E. Haiti Street, Clewiston. f
863-983-8144



OKEECHOBEE LANDINGS
RV RESORT
is hiring a Part-Time Maintenance
Person, 30-36 hrs. per week.
-, nature Individual Who Is Punctual &
has Driver's License. Light Carpentry,
Plumbing/Electrical Skills, Grass
Mowing. Okeechobee Landings is an'
alcohol/drug-free workplace.
Apply in person: 420 Holiday Blvd.,
Between: 9 am 5 pm Weekdays.
863-983-4144


I DISTRIBUTOR ROUTE SALES I


License & credit checked
Flowers Baking Co. LLC
Call (561)252-5968
For Appointment


DFWP


READING A,
NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD
AROUND YOU.


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AGRICULTURAL LABORER
Florida Sugar Cane League seeks an individ-
ual to work with experimental sugarcane va-
rieties. Must be able to work in a team and
read and follow precise instructions, must
be able to perform heavy manual labor and
work in a hot, humid environment. Valid
driver's license, acceptable driving record,
and proof of legal, residence required. Eng-
lish speaking, high school graduate pre-
ferred. Drug free employer, competitive sal-
ary and benefits offered. For additional infor-
mation call 561-924-5227 Ext. 22 or apply
in person at the USDA Experiment Station in
Canal. Point, Florida.


LABOR. <4 FINDERS
DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
S 41u Types of Work Available
202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
\_', (Across from Clewiston Inn) n '
(863) 902-9494 4


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FLORIDA SUGAR
CANE LEAGUE
ENVIRONMENTAL
TECHNICIAN
Part time (Approx. 24
hours per week).
H.S. Diploma & Valid
Florida Drivers
License Required.
Call 902-2286 for-
,more Informa-
li: tion.
'to messa09).



Caregiver/Light house-
keeping, Mon-Fri. will also
do just housekeeping.
(863)946-6697



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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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Independent Newspapers
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that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
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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,
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'well as long distance toll
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to alert our reader of
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Outdoor Rocker
Busy do-it-yourselfers will
appreciate this- quick and
easy outdoor rocker project;
Requiring only basic tools,
even amateurs will find that
they can finish it in an after-
noon or two. The completed
rocker measures 36 inches
tall by 24 inches wide by 30
inches deep.
Outdoor Rocker plan
(No. 130),.. $9.95
Outdoor Furniture Pack
4 plansincl. 130
(No. C94)..., $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2,00
Please add $3,00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
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Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1.2 weeks for delivery,
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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Employment
Full Time "I I


HARE LUMBER & READY MIX
BOOKKEEPING POSITION
3 years Bookkeeping Experience or
Associates Degree in Accounting.
Computer knowledge of General Ledger,
Payroll, and Accounts Payable. -
Supervisory Skills. Knowledge of Building
Supplies. Prefer Mature, Punctual
Individual. Bilingual preferred.
"Alcohol/Drug Free Workplace".
APPLY IN PERSON @:
Hare Lumber & Ready Mix
"-425 E..Haiti Street, Clewiston.
863-983-8144


SOCIAL SERVICES.
ASSISTANT NEEDED
Full time position, to provide
assistance to S.S. Director.
Must be reliable, self motivated
and organized with a -friendly
helpful demeanor. Must be fa-
miliar with HIPPA Compliance
'Laws (Confidentiality). Com-
puter skill preferred. Apply at
Palm Terrace of Clewiston
863-983-5123.


S~vion


Pla: (561)996-4524
i7. (.561)996-9066







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


b HiEALTH CARE DISTRICT
r OP PALM BEACH COUNTY

HCAP Health Care Navigator
Grant Position
Position #163-2125
This position is to provide tailored care coor-
dination services to clients of Western Palm
Beach County. Employee interviews clients in
need of services and assists them in navigat-
ing the eligibility process of medically and
culturally appropriate healthcare and social
services. Employee must provide high quality
customer service with attention to. special
needs of diverse client'base. Employee par-
ticipates in outreach activities guiding clients
to program services. Associate's degree with
course work emphasis in social work, human
services or related; supplemented by three
(3) years previous experience or training that
provides excellent knowledge of eligibility cri-
teria for alternative government supported
health care programs and benefits including
Florida KidCare, Medicare, Medicaid, Social
Security Disability, CHAMPUS, Veteran's Ad-
ministration benefits, etc. and the ability to
perform interviews and advanced administra-
tive support functions; or an equivalent com-
bination of education, training, and experi-
ence. Position requires that. the candidate
possess moderate computer skills and pos-
sess and maintain a current Florida Drivers
License. Bi-lingual strongly preferred. Start-
ing Salary $26,376 yearly.
Applications must be received by 5:00 P.M.
4/03/05. Submit resumes/applications to:
Position # 163-2125, Attn: HR Coordinator,
HCDPBC, 324 Datura Street, #401, WPB, FL
33401, fax to (561)671-4670 or email to:
employment@hcdpbc.org. EOE, M/F/D/V


ENDRV REGIONAL
!MEDICAL CENTER
Registered Nurses
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O.R. Staff Nurse
C .V 1. J,-.i bl v ,' I ,..-.
Respiratory Therapist
P\'f it.' n C R'T 7 fP R O" i?& dr s .iid' i r f ,. .,
e'.1; .l v -l i d. nd a -t f.,rl'^a --.
B.; ,5 \CLS J fitu,,,r u 'Jj HR
Full Tiime Housekeeping Supervisor
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*I i', .l F,' .,'" il ,lrnp i r.pu r ," io -
7 i n. l p w t, '- / f
Cormpettive Salary Excellent. Benefits
Clhimit LOdder Program Educiticnr Astance
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#1 CASH COW! 90 vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 800-836-
3464 #B02428.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE-
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Machines, Free Candy All
for $9,995. (800)814-
6323 B02000033. CALL
US: We'will not be under-
sold!

HELP WANTED Earn Extra
income assembling CD
cases from any location.
No experience necessary.
Start immediately!
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Online Job Offer eBay
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$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005!
Never Repay! For personal
bills, school, new busi-
ness. $49 BILLION Left
unclaimed from 2004.
Live Operators! (800)606-
6081 Ext #75.

$ CASH ADVANCES $ Per-
sonal Injury Lawsuits-
Structured Settlements-
annuities- Pensions- In-
heritances- Lottery -Prize
Winnings-We Buy Mort-
gage, Real Estate, Busi-
ness notes. Se Habia Es-
panol. Jerry. 866-767-
2270

$$ FREE CASH GRANTS!
$$ Never Repay! Live Op-
erators! Govt Grants for
Personal Bills, School,
Business, etc. $47 billion
left unclaimed. (800)574-
1804 ext. 369.

LEARN MORE ABOUT'
IRS's and Investing.
First Bank of Clewiston
863-963-8191.
Loans by phone., Up to
$1000 in 24hrs. No Credit
Check! Bank Account Req.
(888)350-3722 www.
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901 W Ventura Ave Clewiston, FL 33440
494 s5 SoS


HEAT PUMP & A/C UNIT,
Trane, brand new, in box,
4 ton. $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-5936

HALL TREE- orig finish, oak,
1920's, mirror, bench
seat, umbrella stand, $375
(863)467-9413.

DISHWASHER- new, used
once,- $150. (863)357-
9946.


ELECTRIC RANGE- Ken-
more, good shape, $75.
(863)467-8160.


Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
1500 neg You Haul 863-
7,3-6257, 763-081E.

UPRIGHT FREEZER- 18 cu
. ft, freezers very good,
body in good condition,
$75. (863)983-4694.


BICYCLE, BMX type, boys,
16 inch, all chrome, like
Snew condition, $25.
(863)763-6757 $


PAPERBACK BOOKS- 2
shopping bags full, $20 for
all will separate.
(863)467-0924.
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard 5saIIrl
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!

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Employment
Medical


FULL-TIME REPORTER WANTED

Full-time reporter wanted for coverage in Hendry and Glades Counties,

The successful applicant must be a selfmofivated individual with strong

organizational skills, Previous news experience is preferred and knowledge of

digital photography is helpful, Duties will include the coverage of government

meetings in both counties, fulfilling assignments on time, creating communi.

ty contacts, and creating enterprising features,



To apply: Fax resumes to (83)983.7537,

Resumes can be miled or dropped of at the Clewiston News office at

Q26 West Sugarland Highway,Clewiston FL, 334



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


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabries 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
Miueloal Instruments 660
Office Supplles/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
-Swvices 0 I 70
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
T1s1& Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDS- (1)- 3 ton, (1)-
5 ton, used 6 months,
$750 for both will sell sep-
arate. (239)243-6083.


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




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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


Anyone
who has a
problem w/all around
roofing & construction,
John or Phyillis Daniels
@ 863-983-7546


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

Merchandise


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Pet Servi'ces


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Job
Information 225


Job
Information 225


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PIONEER BUILDING SALE!
"Rock Bottom Prices!"
Beat Next Price Increase.
Go direct/save. .20x26.
25x30. 30x40. 30x44.
35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100 60x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.

Steel Arch Buildings! Gen-
uine SteelMas-
ter(trademark) Buildings,
factory direct at HUGE
Savings! 20x24, .30x60,
35x50. Perfect Garage/
Workshop/Barn. Call
(800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.co-
m.

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.



BI FOLDING DOORS-white
vinyl, 1-30x80, 1-36x80,
$20 will sep. good cond.
(863)763-1997.
BREAKER BOX- Siemens,
125 amp, with. breakers,
$65. (863)467-8160.

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


RIDGE CAP- new, brown,
steel, 60 feet, 26 gauge,
$120. (863)357-5754.



ELVIS RECORD Rare
Souvenir & record collect-
ing $1500 (863)824-
3358



COMPUTER SYSTEM-
complete, loads of soft-
ware/programs,-, all for'
$100. (863)612-0900.


BEDROOM SUITE girls
5pcs. Antique white stain
w/pink floral design $400
(863)983-7775
BUCKET SEATS 2) High
Back, Black, Leather like
material. Fits -most any,
thing. $75 863-467-6805
Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass 'tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE w/Formica
Top and COMPUTER
CHAIR, $50 for both, will.
sep. (863)763-1059
DIN. RM. Table. I bevelled
"g top 'L? W, Heavy-
Antiqued wood &.6 chairs.
$300 (863)983-7515
GLIDER CHAIR- 2 seat,
needs cushions, $10.
(863)763-1997..




KITCHEN TABLE,
w/6 chairs. Good condition.
$100 (863)467-6088


LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
set. :.3,, R.-intar .i Luv. ,
seat Ticn ',$.i: 86i1,-2.1 -
9879


SLEEPER SOFA- blue, good
condition, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)357-9946.

WROUGHT IRON BED
queen size have photo for
email on request $200
(863)983-7775



EASY GO GOLF CART
restored
$2200
(863)692-2229
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incld sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
(863)946-3123.
NICKLAUS GOLF CLUBS-
with bag, like new, $350.
(561)601-7085 Okeecho-
bee.


RIFLE- 300 magnum
Weatherby, German made,
w/scope, $1400 neg.
863)675-6214 aft 6.



WEIGHT SET, Welder Pros-
tack. $300 863-673-2671





JUICER, COFFEE GRINDER
Griddle Farrberware Rolh-.
ore All electric. $45 all,
will sep. (863)763-9647
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WALKER: VACARE w/Front
whis. Will hold person up
to 300 Ibs. & Bath tub
stool. $75 863)763-1059


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautifulrpattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
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home. *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers.
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tance. Computer & Finan-
Si3Jl aid if- qualty
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FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. '2
MONTHS FREE 50+ Pre-
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over 225 channels! Limit-
ed time offer. S&H. Re-
strictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.
HATE RUST STAINS? New
Super Strong Formula
Stop Irrigation RUST! Use
your existing system Con-
trols Heavy Iron Stains
(866)343-9515
www.UNRUST.com.


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Round Bar'becue Set
There's nothing more relaxing than an old-fashioned
backyard barbecue, with friends and family gathered
around. the picnic table on a warm summer evening.
This round barbecue set, designed to seat eight, is the
ideal place to enjoy just such an evening. Add a
shade umbrella aJ\ijb!e it holme centers) and start
Ihe ten.iii-mes early.
The completed table is 52'inches in diameter, but
it may easily be enlarged.

Round Barbecue Set plan (No. 239)... $9.95
Picnic Tables Package (No. C91)
Four projects incl. 239 ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects).. $2.00
Please.add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)

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clip & send w/ check to:. include your name,
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P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
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1- Money Back Guarantee


LUGGAGE
1 pc. in exc. cond. w/wheels
hide away handle $60
(863)983-6319
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with a, new powerchair or
scooter. Call The SCOOT-
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Mobility Consultation. New
scooters starting at $799.
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BEAGLE, .CKC Registered.
First shots: Vet. certified.
Ready to go! $375..
(863)634-2424.
BEAGLE PUPPIES, Small,
Tr-Color, 3 Female, 3
Male. Parents on premis-
es. Vet checked, 1st
shots, Ready 3/30 $250
(863)382-3370
BLK. LABS AKC 2-M Par-
ents hold Jr Test Title
Ready to go 4/1/05 $600
(772)528-8564'
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
'separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476, .
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
SCHNAUZER PUPPIES 4,
CKC reg 8wks all shots
$400 (863)467-5574 or Iv
voice msg 863-697-0035
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.


SPA-HOT TUB COVER,
76x7 & Water heater, GE,
40 gat. $125 for all, will
sep. 561-723-6753 Cell
SPA. Must Sell. 7 Person
Deluxe. Never Used. In-
cludes Cover. Will Deliver.
Full Warranty. Can Finance
W.A.C. Payments Under
$100 per Month. In a Hur-
ry. Call (800)980-7727..





FISHING ROD RACK-
round, hold 6 rods, asking
$15. (863)763-1997.





BIG SCREEN TV:
Magnavox, oak wood,
$200. (863)634-0907.


TABLE SAW (2) Beachtop
w/stands. $200 for both,
will sep. (863)697-9704



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


fAgriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies',
Serviaes Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn I Garden 850
ULivestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers B65


QUARTER HORSE, MARE,
Registered, 'Leo-3 Bars,
Rides, Barrels, Child safe.
$2500 (863)675-4981
SADDLE
15", Brown. All
the tack. $300.
(863)675-5066.



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


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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

561-993-1I160


LAWN MOWER Murray
widebody, 12.5 HP Briggs
& Stratton: $500. For more
info. (863)634-8608.

LAWN MOWER, Dixon ZTR,
11hp Briggs & Stratton,
well .maintained, $600.
(863)517-1177

LAWN TRACTOR- Murray
wide body, 12.5HP BS,
42" cut, dual blades, $500
neg. (863)634-8608.

MATCHES SMALL
ENGINES Weed eaters,
Blowers & Mowers. $50 &
up 863-946-6636.

RIDING, MOWER, Sears
Craftsman, 18 hp, 44" Cut,
6 spd. $450 (863)674-
0467

WALKING TRACTOR, Sim-
plicity, rotary, sickle bar,
plow, $850. 863-674-
0790


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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 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.





Space Avail. Immed. 1000,
sq. ft. located 805 Hwy 27
Moore Haven next to Good
Will (863)946-1181



We Do Rentals!' Southern
Vermont's Rental Center.
MOUNT SNOW, WEST
DOVER, VERMONT. By
Week/Weekend/Month or
SeasonI INCLUDES: Rec-
reational/Cultural Activi-
ties, We offer hillside con-
dos, town houses, tcha-
lets, (large/small homes.)
MOUNTAIN RESORT REN-
TALS, P.O.. BOX 1804,
WEST DOVER, VERMONT
05356.
www.mountainresortrent-
als.com, Frajil rent-
verm@sover.net.
,888Ji33b6-14 .5, (802-
41a -1 -I"



Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/,
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms- Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land- Sale 1040
Lots- Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl1080


SHOUSE w/land
4BR/2BA DR, LR, landry,
porch, $25,000
(863)599-0626


40 AC w/creek near Peace
River. 1/2 pasture; 1/2
pines. Street ends at pre-
serve. Power, well; 3400
sq. ft. house foundation
and kit house, ready to go.
$485,000 (239)340-
0501.

Grand Opening Land Sale!
SO. 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
w under construction.
Pre-constructioh
discounts.
(954) 605-6407



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.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASOIJ IS
HERE' MLIST 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 GEORGIA- GAT-
ED COMMUNITY Large
wooded water access and
marshfront homesites. An-
cient Live oaks, pool, ten-
nis, golf. Water access.
From $64,900. Pre-con-
struction discounts.
www.cooperspoint.com
(877)266-7376.

FORECLOSED GOVT
HOMES $O.or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No CreditO.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
: 1OiSO1 -1777 ext.

GATED MOUNTAIN COM-
MUNITY NEAR ASHE-
VILLE, NC Spectacular
wooded lots- great views!
Paved roads, clubhouse,
world-class trout,fishing,
hitting iraii ., i-nortir Beir
Rivir CormunitUiiry
1866h 51 I '*
LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation, beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from rriih:i,3 forest on
35,000 Xre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. 608. Sunset
Bay, LLC.

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)426-2326 or email:
landyetiveg@aol.com.
NORTH CAROLINA LAKE-
FRONT. Awesome Views,
fishing & much more.
Huge Lake. 1-2 ac from
$39,900. Call for details,
MLC (866)920-5263.

SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
HOMESITE $208.03/MO.
Upscale Golf Community
set amid Dye designed 1.8
hole course in Carolina
Mountains. Breathtaking
views. Near Asheville NC.
A sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility! Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 ext
832
www.cherokeevalleysc.c-
orp, Price: $59,900, 10%
down, balance financed
12 months at 4.24% fixed,
one war balloon. OAC



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


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MobileHomes



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
GLOBE .1973, 33 Ft., Lg. FL.
Rm., 1/1, 4 Acres. Adult,
3rl" lot 60 by TayJor Crk..
5,li100 nrg 772-569-5573
LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $22,000..
863-675-4540/677-3091



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


4)734 Mqte
Loop 3/







S1.4 Miles N.W of WAL'MART
983-4663
0) CHamPion


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 TRAILER 30', Rent to
own, Waterfront.. Lg. Fla.
Rm. Furnished. $4800.
(865)924-9228
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


Recreation |



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

BOAT, MOTOR, TRAILER,
17FT- take $1200 or trade
for economy car.
(239)243-6083.
KAYAK-Aquaterra Prism, sit
on top, 14'1"x 26", to
many features to list,
$350,(863)612-1044.
OMEGA 24" Cabin hull pro-
. ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
6812


PROLINE 153- 15'3", runs
good, 70HP Johnson, trir,
lots of gear, $500 neg.
(305)304-5723.
WINDSURFER, Kerma Run,
12'2" big board w/cntrbrd,
6.0 m sail & harness.
$300 (863)612-104,4



BIG DISCOUNTS!!!!
Brechenridge
Park Models: ALSO...
Woodland Park,
Park Models.
New 40' Brechenridge:
Front kitchen.
List is $33,500
Special $29,900 Only 1!
Over 20 to choose from
& many used from
$2995.00
HOLIDAY RV
239-590-0066
Rt. 41 in Fort Meyers.
Betwn Alico/Corkscrew Rd.
FORD VAN '82,
V-8, 3 spd.on the floor.
Good tires & 'otor. $600.
Neg. (863)673-2327.
GMC MOTOR HOME '76,
27, 400 cu" eng. Good
tires, New starter. Dam-
, aged $800 863-673-2327
TRAIL LITE 2001, Bantam
21 Ft. Tandem Sleep? 6
self contained 'A bjin. rnoj
water,' A/C, screen rm.
Asking $8K w/weight dis-
tribution hitch/anti swal.
$8.6K. (772)461-1023
** *,**

TRAVEL TRAILER, 22 Ft.
Nice shape. Must see!
$550 863-610-0064 Call
after 6 pm.
TRAVEL TRAILER, 34 Ft.
Prowler, Real nice. $4200.
Call (863)675-0377




MOTOR Evinrude, 4 hp,,
Outboard. Runs great!
$275. or best offer. 863-
635-3465..
OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury. 125HP, 2002, Merc.,
Warranty until 8/08,
$4000, (954)553-5140.
OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 9.8, runs good, ask-
ing $400 or best of-
fer,(863)673-1574.
STAINLESS STEEL PPRO-
PELLER,, for40 -.50 hp.
Mercury motor, 104 x 12:
$125. (863)763-7609.


KAWASAKI '77 50 Biarck &
Wine, AM/Fm Cassen- &
Leather Saddle bag i.1500
neg (863)452-6561
YAMAHA 125, '86, $175 or
besi oner (863t67,.-8155
.or 86 -675 -308



Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
'Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs -1045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er. & exhaust system
$2500 .(863)357-1078
HONDA CIVIC '89 Needs
fixing or good for parts
Good Motor $200
(863)902-0213
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88
run exc. but body 'dam-.
aged. $1200 neg
(863)634-1767
NISSAN '89, Good- paint &
body. Has blown gasket.
S$300. neg. (863)763-
8052.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.eom/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTIAC CUTLASS SU-
PREME '94 AT, runs good
$2500 (863)763-5519



FORD STEP SIDE P/U '80
6 cyl. Runs good. Needs tire
& battery. $600/best offer.
863-983-1865
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


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leads you to dthe best
products and services.


FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work,
'$2500 (863)634-4338.


GOLF CART, Club Car, 'ile
model, reconditioned,'gas
& electric, $1495,
(8631675-1472

Golf Carts,
GJ3 or Electrir
BuV arn iEll
Call lt618621i-OaJa8


CAR DOLLY. ,,ol tires,
pulls g,'Od A .',-ig 'i.600
,:,r tbe:I ,ner 8.3-697-
9704

ENGINE. KAWASAKI orand
rnE,i 11 : r hiii, J eohn'
ra ,-,r .K',', i.adi Mule.
$'i1 w863169. -29.2

ISUZU PU, '92- ior parts,
nas engine and trans,
$150. (863)467-0561,


MOTOR & TRANS- 4.3,
manual trans, 5 spd over-
drive, $600 neg.
(863)234-1798.

TAILGATE for Ford F250
'Pickup, navy blue, $350.
(863)677-1407



FORD P/U 1985, White,
needs work. $500 or best
offer. (863)467-0561-

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


Mobile Home
Sale


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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


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Public Notices I



Public Notice 5005
State Public
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE COUNTY COURT OP THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 05 CC 17
NORMAN WALDRON
Plaintiff
-vs-
PEDRO H. JIMENEZ, if alive, or if'
1 iA i i.d.-i.,l a ra. P : r a: onl Rep-
d *'i, ,i r :r known spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors and all other
parties claiming by, through and
against these Defendants; and All
Unknown Tenants, -
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PEDRO JIMENEZ
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action'
to foreclose a Mortgage has been
filed against you, and you are re-
quirel to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Mela-
- nie A, McGahee, Esq., whose ad-
dress is 417 West Sugarand High-
way, Clewiston, FL 33440, on or
before 4/22/05 (not less than 28
days) and to file the original with
'Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney orim-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
DATED on March 15, 2005.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of Court of Glades County
By: Bonny Rhymes
As Deputy Cleark
562136 CGS 3/24 31-4/714
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case File No. 2005-206-CA
Division: Civil
BERTHA MURATI,
Plaintiffs)
EVELINA 0. RASPALL, WILLIAMS R. RASCO,
JOSE A. DECASTRO and DALIA DECASTRO,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EVELINA 0. RASPALL, WILLIAM R. RASCO, JOSE A. DECASTRO,
and DALIA QECASTRO, if alive, orif dead,their unknown spouses, wid-
ows, widowers, heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees, and al parties hav-
ing or claiming by, through, under, or against them, and any and all per-
sons claiming any dght, title, interest, claim, lien, estate or demand
against the Defendant in regards to the following described property in
Hendry County, Florida:
PARCEL 1 THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OFTHE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENRY COUNTY
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE
WEST 30 FEET THEREOF. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR A DRAIN-
AGE CANAL OF THE NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT
NO. 3549 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL ID# 1-14-44-32-AOO-0061-0100
PARCEL 2 THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 SECTION
14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENRY COUNTY FLORI-
DA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE EAST
30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 3559 IN MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL ID# 1-14-44-32-A00-0064-0000
PARCEL 3 THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE
EAST 30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 3560 IN MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL ID# 1-14-44-32-A00-0064-0100
Notice is hereby given to each of you that an action to quiet title to the
above described property has been filed against you and you are required
to serve your written defenses on Plaintiff s attomey, BILL MCFARLAND
P.A., P.O. BOX 101507, CAPE CORAL, FL 33910, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, P.O. Box 1760, La-
Belle, FL33975 on or before April 25, 2005 or otherwise a default judge-
ment will be entered against you for the relief sought in the Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published once each week for four consecutive
weeks in a newspaper general circulation published in Hendry County,
Florida.
Dated this 18th day of March, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of the Court
By A. Holsbeke, Deputy Clerk
Bill McFarland
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 101507
Cape'Coral, FL 33910
Fla. Bar No. 195103
562572 CGS 3/24,31;4/7,14


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aloud at above address Aprillst at 10:00 a.m.
Davis-Bacon Act wage determination will be in effect and will bind the
general contractor and all sub contractors.
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Builders risk and Worker's Compensation insurance
will be required at the expense of the contractor.
Bidder must submit the following with their bid:
1. Proposal '
2. List of proposed subcontractors
I.' 1 ,l ..n -i. -,,: ,inr ',,', including list of references for
S i,... i. j i L iii- ii'.:urarnce and Worker's Compen-
sation Insurance.
The contract award will be based on an evaluation of the listed criteria.
559716 CB/CGS 3/17,24,31/2005



NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENAGIMEhi OF All ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN ir.il i.. : -: r (. r, ,,,,,,r, :, a..: ,:,s .
Iu.r i PUBLIC HEARING .:"a. ,:.i .)i:. iiu p. .p m,: i .r, HMiI
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ORDINANCE NO. 2005-02
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLE-
WISTON, FLQRIDA RELATING TO ZONING REGULATIONS; AMEND-
ING ARTICLE' VIBCHAPTER 110, ENTITlIED"SUPPLEMENTARY DIS-
TRICT REGULATIONS OF THE CITY CODE;PROVIDING FOR
AMENDMENT TO SECTION 110-436; FENCES, WALLS AND HEDGES;
PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO SECTION 110-437, HOME OCCU-
PATIONS; PROVIDING FOR ENACTMENT OF A NEW SECTION 110-
438, ENTITLED ACCESSORY STRUCTURES; PROVIDING FOR RE-
PEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIL-
ITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Of-
fice, City Hall, 115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Floradda, torthe inspection
b-, a.' 'I,. i : "1,l : ia .i]a r ,: "I i P I' ; T r i' a ppl A' a' 1l. rr, 'Ta-,
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Estates $96.9K
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$181.5K


Ne Listing! ;.2 ,NlH 1995 Great
(..lrit 1. i [nunties .from local
schools. Very nice ready to .mow
in. $4.9K
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Monura Lots 1.25 to 2.5 Ares.
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Montgomery Berner
2863-697-0189 :63.228-3265


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561.722.7347


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Walker


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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF SOUTH SHORE
DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual
meetingof the landowners of South
Shore Drainage District, has been
rescheduled to meet Wednesday,
April 13, 2005, at 9:30 A.M., at the
office of said District located at
2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade,
Palm Beach County, Florida, for the
purpose of:
1. Electing one Sopervisor for a term
of three (3 years.
2. Receiving annual reports and tak-
ing such action with respect there-
to as the landowners may deter-
mine; and
3. Transacting such other business
as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the de-
cision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting herein referred,
heor she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH SHORE
DRAINAGE DISTRICT
By: /s/ Bazil K. Anderson
President
562455 CGS 3/24.31/05
LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction on April 14 at 8:00
a.m. at 2190 NW 16th St.
1986 Honda 4DR
VIN #1 HGBA7429GA107886
1985 Chevrolet 4FR
VIN #1G1BN69H6FY114299
563530 CGS 3/31/05
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, day's competitive mar-
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section of the classi-,
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to call of the Board of Supervisors
of East Shore Water Control Dis-
trict, the Annual Meeting of the
Landowners of East Shore Water
Control District for the year 2005
will be held at their office located at
2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glades,
Palm Beach County, Florida, on
Wednesday, April 13th, 2005, at
10:00 A.M., in the forenoon for the
purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a
term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and tak-
ing such action with respect there-
to as the landowners may deter-
mine, and;
3. Transacting such other business
as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the de-
cision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting herein referred,
he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is made.
BbARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
BY: /s/ Gene Dodgen, President
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NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will. conduct
their monthly business meeting on
Thursday, April 7th, at 12:30 p.m.
in the Conference Room at Hendry
Regional Medical Center, 500 West
Sugarland Highway, Clewiston,
Florida.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) 85.09 f.s.
United American Lien & Recovery
as agent with power of attorney will
sell the following vehicles) to the
highest bidder subjectto any liens.
Net proceeds deposited with Clerk
of Court. Owner/Lienholder has
right to hearing and post bond.
Owner may redeem vehicle for
cash sum of lien. All auctions held
in reserve.
Inspect one (1) week prior at lienor
facility. Cash or cashiers check will
be accepted. There is a 15% buyer
premium. Any person who is inter-
ested should call (954) 563-
1999.
Sale date: Apil 22, 2005 @ 10:00
am 3411 NW'9th Ave., Ft. Lauder-
dale, FL 33309
14742 1995 Cadillac Deville 4dr
Vin#: 1G6KD5205SU232987 r/o
David Gallegos or Camellia Maria
Cisneros Law Enforcement CC:
DHS & MV MS68 Neil Kirkman Bldg
Tallahassee rfl 1/h Modem Corp
3535 Cleveland Ave. Ft. Myers FL
cust: David Gallegos 2003 Prow
LaBelle FL lienor: Quality 1 Auto
Care 19 Hardee St LaBelle FL 863-
675-6106 lien amt $3429.08
Licensed & Bonded Auctioneers
FLAB422 FLAU 765 & 1911
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PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on April 9,
2005 at 11:00 a.m. at FORT KNOX
SELF STORAGE, 1025 Commerce
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:
Natale Desantis, J-51,& V-7
Truck tool box, misc. items, car
Sable GE 1 MELM50U5VA654087
Enrigue Monroy, V-1 & V-26
Chrysler 1C3BF66P8GX507331,
Chevy Van 2GBEG25Z4M4138870
Steve Miller, J-2
Stroller, misc. items
Lynda Davis, 113
Misc. items
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given .that pursuant
to call of the Board of Supervisors
of Pelican Lake Water Control Dis-
trict, the Annual Meeting of the
Landowners of Pelican Lake Water
Control District for the year 2005
will be held at their office located at
2832 North Main Street, Belle
Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida,
on Wednesday, April 13th, 2005, at
10:30 A.M. in the forenoon for the.
purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for
a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and
taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may
determine, and;
3. Transacting such other
business as may come before
the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the de-
cision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting herein referred,
he ot she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
BY: /s/ Kenneth McDuffie,
President
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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 April 04, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1992 Isuzu Red 4-Door
4S2CG58Z2N435341
1996 Dodge Red 4-Door
1B3ES27C1TD726458
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will
meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11,2005 in the City Hall Commission
Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to
review and reconsider a variance request from John D. Cote, Sr. pursuant
to Section 110-60 of the City Code of Ordinances. The applicant has re-
submitted a request for approval of a variance to replace a covered car-
port destroyedby a hurricane with a prefabricated steel carport.
LOCATION: Lot 11-12, Block 10, GPOC, a.k.a. 705 E. Avenida del Rio,
Clewiston, FL 33440 .
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the rec-
ommendation of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on this
request on April 18, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission
Chambers.
All citizens arid interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board
meeting and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding
the heading or any person requiring a special accommodation because of
a disability or physical impairment, including speech or hearing impair-
ments, should contact the Building Official's office at least three days
prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Mike Rearic
Building Official
563535 CGS 3/31/05

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN thatthe Board of County Commissioners of
Glades County, Florida, will hold a public hearing at the regular meeting
on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commissioners
Meeting Room In the Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida,
to consider the adoption of the following ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2001-9 RELATED TO
THE GLADES COUNTY ENTERPRISE ZONE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY;
APPOINTING A BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE AGENCY; PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PRO-
VIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on file at the Glades County Clerk of
Court's Office, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471.
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MAT-
TER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH
RECORD INCLUDES THE-TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH
THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
ALL interested parties are invited to attend and be heard.
ALinte rested

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to "The Water Rights Compact
Among the Seminole Tribe of Florda, The State of Florida, and The South
Florida Water Management District", the 17th Annual Work Plan of the
Seminole Tribe of Flodda has been submitted to the South Florida Water
Management District.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6073 Stiding Road, Hollywood, FL 33024,
has submitted, on March 22, 2005, the 17th Annual Work Plan. The
Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land.
The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40
South, Range 32 East: Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39
South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immok-
alee Reservation is located in Collier County, Township 47 South, Range
29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Hendry County,
Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is
located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written
request for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agencyaction
regarding the Work Plan by writing to: Environmental Resource Regula-
tion, South Florida Water Management District, PO Box 24680, West
Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such comments or requests must be re-
ceived within 30 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy
of the Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of fur-
ther proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request
an Administrative Hearing regarding the proposed agency action by sub-
mitting a written request therefore after reviewing the Staff Report.
563697 CGS 3/31/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of South Bay Public Safety Dept. 1, i., i iw ,-,jn u in ,,, ,,, ,:,r.
Monday, April 11, 2005 from 8:00 a.m. to 11 1.111 i 1. ir..: ,.i :p,,: :,
the following items:
1 Ford Dump Truck Over 20 yrs. of age
2 Palm Tran Buses (2)
3 Small Passenger Bus (Unknown Year)
4 1988 Ford Pickup
5 Ford Crown Victoria, 1996 (2)
6 Onan Generators (2)
T ., inks on mounted trailers
.) I t i..1 1 I1 3n7 r 1,..,,,,1
(10) Miscellaneous tools and equipment
All items will be sol ', ir,,i1.. rnii.:r -,, Bids may be by mail or per-
sons may appear d iin. ji. i ,,, mi i,1
The Auction will be held at:
Public Works Building
1460 Lev Road
South Bay, L 33493
Items may be inspected at the above address prior to the Auction.
If you have any questions, call Michael Morris at 561-996-6511.
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Senior Connection

Happenings


Happenings at

Senior Connections
Faith in ,Action in Clewiston
Kickoff Reception is Thursday,
April 7, at 5:30 p.m.
The public is invited to cele-
brate the expansion of Senior
Connections of SW Florida Faith
in Action program in Clewiston
at the Senior Center next to John
Boy Auditorium, 1200 South
W.C. Owen Ave.
The purpose of Faith in
Action is to match volunteers
with those who are chronically
ill, to help them with differefit
activities of daily living. Faith in
Action volunteers, "care part-
ners," can provide a variety of
helpful services, including mak-
ing friendly phone.calls, shop-
ping'for groceries or just being a
compassionate listener. Please
join us for a short program, with
refreshments, to kick off Clewis-
ton's participation in this nation-
wide program. RSVP to Liz Tay-
lor at (863) 983-7088.

Free services

to help elders
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. Legal help
from .Florida Rural Legal Ser-
vices is available at the Nobles
Senior Center in LaBelleApril 13
from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Must call
675-1446 to make appointment)
"Save the Date" Memory Mobile
and the next Trash to Treasures
Indoor Flea Market at Nobles
Center are both on Friday morn-
ing, April 15. "NEW" Medication


,assistance through LEAPS is
available April 20 .from 1-5 p.m.,
at Senior Connections office in'
Moore Haven.

Post Disaster Help

for Older Adults
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 specially trained
outreach worker in Clewiston
on Monday and Tuesdays, (983-
7088) and LaBelle Wednesday
thrrughr Frida (675-1446).

Upcoming Meetings

and Events
Family. Caregiver Support
Group free meetings in April will
feature discussions 'with a
Parkinson's disease specialist
from Lee Parkinson's Care in Ft.
Myers. All meetings take place
from 4-5 p.m. at local Senior
Connections offices. Next meet-
ings are April 13 in LaBelle, April
20 in Clewiston, and April 27. in
Moore Haven. Call 675-1446 in
LaBelle, 983-7088 in Clewiston
and 946-1821 in Moore Haven.
Nobles Senior Center exer-
cise classes meet M-W-F at 9:30
a.m. Come and join this lively
group for better health. "NEW"
Gamers come every Monday to.
the L.J. .Nobles-Senior Center
starting at. 1 p.m. for card play-
ing, scrabble and what have
you. All are welcome.


Florida's workforce report released


Florida's employment/unem-
ployment report for February
2005 has the state's seasonally
adjusted February 2005 unem-
ployment rate of 4.5 percent
essentially unchanged from the
revised rate of 4.4 percent in Janu-
ary and down 0.4 percentage
point from 4.9 percent a year ago.
The state continued to see growth
in the total number of jobs.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for February
2005 was 0.9 percentage point


lower than the national rate of 5.4
percent.
In February 2005, seasonally
adjusted nonagricultural employ-
ment grew by 257,300 jobs over

the year, growing at a rate of 3.5
percent. By comparison, the
national rate of growth was 1.8
percent for the same period.
Based on data from January
2005, the latest month for which
comparable'data is available from
other states, Florida led all states
in the number of new jobs creat-


ed and.had the fastest rate of
annual job growth among the 10
most populous states.
. The manufacturing industry in
Florida has experienced positive
job growth with over-the-year
gains since April 2004. Solid
growth continues in the durable
goods sector, which gained 6,300
jobs (+2.5 percent) since last
February. Much of the growth in
durable goods was in transporta-
tion equipment manufacturing
(+1,900 jobs, +4.7 percent) and


computer and electronic product
manufacturing (+1,600 jobs,
+3.3 percent).
- The newly redefined Miami-Ft.
Lauderdale-Miami Beach MSA,
led the state in employment
growth (+67,100 jobs, +-3.0 per-
cent), followed by the Orlando
and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clear-
water MSAs with over-the-year
job growth in February 2005 -of
plus 46,400 jobs and plus.36,100
jobs, respectively.


Okeechobee EU.N. WaterFest this weekend


Families Understanding
Nature (F.U.N) is the theme for
the first Okeechobee. County
WaterFest 2005 Saturday and
Sunday, April 2-3, at the Okee-
Tantie Campground apd-Marina,
located at the mouth of the
Kissimmee River and Lake Okee-
chobee off of SR 78. in Okee-
chobee County.
More than 5,000 people are
expected to attend this two-day
water education festival with
lively entertainment and interac-
tive displays. The event is being
co-hosted by the South Florida
Water Management District,
Okee-Tantie Campground and
Marina and the Okeechobee
County Tourist Development
Council.,
Saturday's special activities
include a bass fishing tourna-
ment and classic country music
concert. On Sunday, the Porch-
dogs will begin the day with
Cajun, country and Blue Grass
music, followed by a Casting
Kids contest sponsored by Bass-
Masters. At 3 p.m. Sunday, Earth-,
man & The Planet Earth Project
H20 Concert Tour will perform
followed- by karaoke and live
Gospel music. Sporting demon-
strations and Florida historical
demonstrations and storytelling


will be provided throughout the
day on both Saturday and Sun-.
day.
Pontoon boat rides on Flori-
da's largest lake, Lake Okee-
chobee, will be available. Young
people and their families can
participate in hands-on investiga-
tions and activities designed to
highlight water conservation and
general water resource educa-
tion.
Community group booths,
arts, food booths, a bounce
house for the little ones, water
slide and a number of other
entertaining booths will entertain
attendees. We hope that you will
join in celebrating water conser-
vation education in this F.U.N.
dynamic atmosphere and ,learn
more about the water resources,
other environmental challenges
and how everyone is working
together to resolve issues.
The-WaterFest will bq open
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each
day. Please phone the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict's Okeechobee Service Cen-
ter for more information at (863)
462-5260.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional,
governmental agency that over-
sees the water resources in the


southern half of the state -16
counties from Orlando to the
Keys. It is the oldest and largest
of the state's five water manage-
ment.districts. The agency mis-
sion is to manage and protect


water resources pf the region by
balancing and improving water
quality, flood control, natural sys,
. teams and water supply. A key ini-
tiative is cleanup and restoration
of the Everglades.


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Egg hunt
Children of all ages turned out Sunday for the VFW and
Recreation Departments annual Easter Egg hunt at Wood
Works Park. The winner in the 0-2 age group was Ami ,r
McConniel, age 3-5 Natile Nickel, age 5-7 Angel,
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