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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: April 14, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, April 14, 2005 Volume 78, Number 44


At a glance

Bus driver class
The Glades County School
District will be offering a bus-
driving course for anyone inter-
.ested in driving a school bus for
the district for daily routes
and/or extracurricular trips. If
interested, please contact Doug
Manke at (863) 946-3662.
Classes have begun and take
place 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 register the night
of the classes. If you have any
questions you may call Scott
Bass at (863) 946-0202 ext. 13.

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

Advocates needed
for children
The Guardian Ad Litem
(GAL) Program needs volun-
teers to represent the best inter-
ests of abused, abandoned and
neglected children before the
court, social service agencies
and the community. No special
educational degree is required.
Guardians need to be someone
with common sense, good
judgment 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
program from 3-4:30 p.m., call
Kristi Hingson at MHES to get
signed up. The school number
is (863) 946-0737.
Accountability
report
The "No Child Left Behind
School. Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Ele-
mentary School is now avail-
able in the elementary school
office. If you would like a copy
of the report, please stop by the
office and one will be made
available to you.

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

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Opinion . . .4
School . . . .9
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Landfill talks hit impasse


By Katrina Elsken
Waste Management Inc, of
Florida will not take over solid
waste disposal for Glades Coun-
ty.
After nearly two years of
negotiations and more than
$200,000 in legal fees, Waste
Management Inc, of Florida has
declared an impasse.
In an April 11 letter to Mike
Davis, the attorney representing
Glades County's interest in the


* landfill proposal, David Green,
vice president of Central Florida
Market Area for Waste Manage-
ment stated the company will
honor the interim disposal agree-
ment while Glades County seeks
other options. Under the interim
agreement, solid waste is trucked
from Glades County to the
regional landfill in Okeechobee
County.
"Waste Management
responded to the county's solid
waste disposal alternatives in


August 2003," Mr. Green wrote.
"After being ranked first on our
base bid and first on our alternate
bid in September 2003, we com-
menced a dialogue with the
county about the process to be
used to negotiate a definite
agreement or agreements
between the parties." '
Mr. Green stated that under
the agreement, the negotiations
were to be open to the public.
Waste Management agreed to
pay for the county's professional


fees incurred in the negotiating
process. The initial proposal was
to pay up to $100,000 for these
legal fees.
In January 2004, Waste Man-
agement and Glades County
started the process of trying to
reach a mutually acceptable
agreement, Mr.. Green wrote. In
August 2004, Waste Management
delivered two separate agree-
ments to the county one for
solid waste disposal and one for
a glass recycling facility to be


sited in Glades County.
Waste Management proposed
to use a transfer station in Glades
County for solid waste collection
within the county. From there,
solid waste would be transported
to Waste Management's regional
landfill in neighboring Okee-
chobee County. The glass recy-
cling plant was a financial incen-
tive for the county, since it would
increase the tax base and also
See Lindfill -Page 12


Moore Haven



HS scholarship



program

By Barbara Oehlbeck ..own-educational goals.
It is to offer this help that the
Most of us use the word Moore Haven High School
education to mean the pur- Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
poseful teaching and learning was formed in 2001-2002. The
provided in schools and other scholarships are awarded to
formal institutions of educa- senior scholars graduating
tion. Schools, as specialized from Moore Haven High
institutions, appeared some School. This year's Valedictori-
4,000 years ago (World Book). an will receive $3,000 each
Today, institutions of higher year for four years and there
learning, colleges and universi- will be graduating Senibr
ties, come at such high prices, Scholarships as well as Match-
it's fairly safe to say that only a ing Scholarships.
miniscule number of students The Directors of the Schol-
will ever get through college on arship Fund are: Wayne
their own initialit e Conse- Aldrich, Carl Perry, Larry Luck-
quently, those students who ey, John Huysman, Joe Flint,
have excelled in high school David Chapman and Paul.


generally deserve financial
help in order to pursue their


See Program Page 12


Bus stop light


will go up


By Mark Young
After feuding neighbors
butted heads over additional
lighting at a nearby bus stop a
few weeks ago, the safety
issues appeared to have over-
come the few loud objections.
Turkey Creek residents
voiced those objections weeks
ago when residents along
Riverview Drive and Williams
Road voiced concern over the
possible dangers of inadequate
lighting in an area where chil-
dren gather while waiting on
their school bus to arrive.
Some residents in Turkey
Creek expressed concern that
the additional lighting would


shine directly into their neigh-
borhood, but a resident on
Williams Road said that would-
n't be likely, considering that
neighborhood is close to a half
mile away.
"That is what they were say-
ing," said Charlie Miller. "But I
don't see how when they are a
half mile away. The corner of
Riverview Drive and Williams
Road is where all the kids con-
gregate in the morning. There
are about 19 of them and two
of them have needs to where
they need to be watched all the
time. This is a safety issue."
According Mr. Miller, he has
See Light -Page 12


By Katrina Elsken
Glades County Commis-
sioners approved plans for
improvements at two water-
front recreational facilities, at
their Tuesday meeting at the
Glades County Courthouse.
Security has been improved
at the Alvin Ward Sr. Memorial
Boat Ramp and Park.
Grant-money will be used
for improvements to the recre-
ation area at Harney Pond.
County Manager Jim Smith
said a deputy sheriff will soon
be living in a mobile home at
the Alvin Ward park to provide
on-site security for the park. He
said the ongoing battle with
vandals nearly cost the county
use of the park.
In a recent meeting with
Corps of Engineers officials,
"they effectively said if we did-
n't get it together they would
revoke our lease and close the
park," said Mr. Smith.
He said the Corps officials
seem satisfied with the plan for
a deputy to live in the park, as
well as with recent improve-
ments.
"I would like to recognize
the Big 0 Bassmasters," he
said. "They repaired the wood-


By Katrina Elsken
The Glades County Commis-
sion Tuesday voted to run driv-
ers' license checks on employ-
ees four times a year, after
learning there was a problem
with county vehicles being driv-
en by employees who had lost
their licenses.
"From time to time, we have
had driver's license issues at the
road department," County Man-
ager Jim Smiith said. "We have
had employees driving county
vehicles without a driver's
license."
He said the employees had
valid licenses when they were
hired, but lost driving privileges
after being hired. He said check-
ing licenses annually is appar-
ently not often enough.
Under the new policy, coun-
ty employees who receive a traf-


en ramps to the boat docks."
He explained that the county
provided the materials and the
fishing club donated the labor.
The rotting wood on these
ramps was one of the things
Corps officials had listed as a
problem, he said.
He said the county ha' also
purchased "bumpers" for the
floating boat docks and the
Bassmasters will help install
them.
In Tuesday's meeting,
county commissioners also
approved expenditure of
$80,000 for work at the Harney
Pond recreational area.
Mr. Smith said there are two
grants that were approved for
work at Harney Pond. Each
grant is for $50,000, for a total
of $100,000. Mr. Smith said
since these grants were funded
during a previous administra-
tion, time is running out to use
them. Work must be substan-
tially completed by May 31.
He said construction of the
new bathrooms will cost
approximately $111,000. The
remainder of the money will
go for handicapped access
ramps, septic tank work, drain-
field work, extending the water


lines to the bathrooms and
work on the fishing pier.
Depending on how much
money is left, he added, they
will do something with the old
bathrooms.
"Based on usage, we need
another bathroom at Harney
Pond," he said. "What is going
on now, it is pathetic down
there."
Mr. Smith added that if they
don't use the grants by May 31,
not only will they lose the grant
money but it could also make
it more difficult to obtain
grants in the future.
"Anybody who goes to that
boat dock knows that area is a
vital economic impact for
Glades County," said Commis-
sioner Russell Echols. "The
crowd dictates what we are
doing."
Mr. Smith said the current
bathrooms are "an embarrass-
ment to this county. The doors
are shot full of bullet holes.
The conditions are
deplorable."
"They are a disgrace to this
county," agreed Commission
Chairman K.S. Jones.


fic ticket for anything even a after it was pointed out that the
broken taillight must report it property in question was only
to their supervisors. Failure to accessible by private roads and
do so would be grounds for fir- the county would have to put in
ing. This policy applies to all a culvert in order to make the
county employees who drive property accessible from a pub-
any county vehicles. lic road. '
Sheriff Whiddon said his Glades County Commis-
department already has a simi- sioners approved final plat
lar policy. He said his depart- approval for Sumerall Estate.
ment can run the driver's Rezoning was approved
license checks for the county. for 2.81 acres in Riverside
In other business Tuesday: Estates. The change from Agri-
The Commission appoint- cultural Residential to Residen-
ed members to the Glades tial Single Family was found to
County Enterprise Zone District be consistent with the Glades
and authorized Economic County Comprehensive Plan.
Development Council Director The commission approved
Tracy Whirls to sign Florida transfer of a 1981 fire truck from
Department of Revenue forms the Lakeport Fire Department to
for the Florida Enterprise Zone the Ortona Fire Department.
program. Sheriff Stuart Whiddon
Commissioners tabled a received approval for a 1997
request to lease surplus county .
land for horticulture purposes, See Licenses- Page 12


Staff photo/Katrina Elsken
Commissioner Giesler honored
On behalf of the Southwest Florida Regional Planning
Council, Julia Davis presented Glades Copnty Commis-
sioner Robert Giesler with an award honoring him for his
service to the Transportation Disadvantaged board and
his dedication to providing public service to Glades
County. The award was presented in the Glades County
Courthouse during the April 12 meeting of the Glades
County Commission.


Boat ramps: Recreation areas in need of repairs


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Staff photo/Katrina Elsken
The Big 0 Bassmasters helped repair the wooden ramps to the boat docks and will help
install "bumpers" on the floating docks,

Boat dock improvements planned


County tightens checks on


employees drivers licenses


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, April 14,2005


Engagements

Jermaine Hart and
Miracle Thomas to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Chig-
bolu of Los Angeles, California
are pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter
Miracle Rachel Thomas to Mr. Jer-
maine Elmorris Hart of Clewiston.
Jermaine is the son of Rev.
James and Mrs. Laverne Hart. The
prospective bride is a 1997 gradu-
ate of Palisades High School and
she is employed with UCLA as a
Research Biochemist. The
prospective groom is a 1999 grad-
uate of Clewiston High School
and he is employed with UCLA as
a Campus Police Officer. The
wedding is planned for Saturday,


Miracle Thomas
and Jermaine Hart
April 23, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. at
Occasions in El Segundo, Califor-
nia. The couple will reside in Los
Angeles, California after the wed-
ding.


Sylvia Hyatt and
Melvin Gary Jr.
Dorthy and Vicent Hyatt of
Moore Haven are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Sylvia to Melvin Jr.
of Ft. Lauderdale. The prospective
groom is the son of Evelyn and
Melvin Sr. of Ft. Lauderdale. The
wedding is planned for May 14,
2005 at True Tabernacle of God,
Inc. in Moore Haven.
The bride-to-be is a 1983 grad-
uate of Moore Haven Jr./Sr. High
School. She graduated from Flori-
da Memorial College and Edison
Community College and is pursu-
ing a career in the near future. She
is employed as a school bus driver
with Glades County School Dis-
trict. The groom is a 1979 gradu-


Sylvia Hyatt
and Melvin Gary Jr.
ate of Northeast High School. He
graduated Sheridan Vocational
Technical College. He is,
employed in Public Safety with
Streets and Highways.


Brown Sugar is more than festival fun


By Mark Young
HARLEM The upcoming
Brown Sugar Festival, kicking off
the last weekend in April and run-
ning through the first weekend of
May, is much more than a week-
long event filled with festival fun
and goodies.
According to Jackie Young, sec-
retary of the Harlem Academy, the
event serves as a fundraiser for
scholarships, which benefit all of
Clewiston's students,
"I can't stress enough that these
scholarships are not just for the
Harlem community," said Ms.
Young. "It's for kids at Clewiston
High School or whoever qualifies
and meets the criteria."


Last year, the Brown Sugar Fes-
tival raised $7,500 for scholarships,
which were awarded to as many as
a dozen students.
"The amount depends on how
much we raise each year, but last
year we awarded scholarships to
everyone who applied," Ms. Young
explained. "That means some of
the scholarships may have been
only a couple of hundred dollars,
but everyone who applied received
something."
The problem this year is that
haven't been any students who
have applied for these scholarships
and the deadline is quickly
approaching. Ms. Young said the
deadline for submitting an applica-
tion April 25.


While the festival takes pride in
giving back to their Clewiston com-
munity, it remains one of the pre-
mier draws of tourists from all over.
Ms. Young said they are expecting
as many as 10,000 visitors to this
year's. festival activities, which
kicks off officially April 30, with a
gospel concert at Mt. Calvary Bap-
tist Church.
Events will be held throughout
the week, which ends May 7, with
the main festival activities. The
activities are many, which has,
brought on some additional con-
cerns for organizers.
"We need as many volunteers
as we can get to help us," said Ms.
Young. "We are looking for man-
power."


For more information on help-
ing out with this year's Brown
Sugar Festival, contact Dan Paige,
president of the Harlem Academy
Alumni Association at (561) 996-
9255 or Ms. Young at (863) 228-
1550. Scholarship applications can
be picked up at the Harlem Library
or at the Clewiston High School
guidance office.
The parade, which is May 7, is
still looking for entries and Ms.
Young said it is open to anyone
who wants to enter the parade and
welcomes Miss Hendry County and
Miss'Sugar to participate alongside
this year's Miss Brown Sugar.
To participate in the parade,
interested people must contact the
Harlem Library.


Obituaries


James Elisha
Wyatt (Jim)
Jim, 70 years old, went home
April 5, 2005 to be with his Lord
Jesus Christ, his mother and father,
John and Lavice Wyatt, sister Linda
Wyatt, mother- and father-in-law,
Perry and Velma and son John
Thomas Wyatt, IL.
Jim was born in Oak Dale,
North Carolina June 5,1934.
He is survived by: His wife Glo-
ria of 32 years; daughter Patricia
(Terry) Ayers of Simpsonville, SC;
son Wayne (Tammy) Mills of Pick-
ens, SC; three grandchildren Paige
Marie Ayers of Simpsonville, SC;
Alysse and Benjamin Mills of Pick-
ens, SC; five sisters, Eva Jewell
(Robert) Suggs of NC; Nancy
(Gene) Britt, of NC; Sybil (Joey)
Sheldon of Fla.; Edie Bland of Ga.;
and Ruth (Dickie) Hall, Terry (Gail)
Hall Nelda (Rick) Erwin, all of Fla.;
19 nieces, 19 nephews, 14 grand
nieces, eight grand nephews, and a
host of very loving and caring
friends. All will cherish his memo-
ry.
In lieu of flowers the family
request that donations be made to
Canal Point Baptist Church, Palm
Beach Cancer Center Institute,
Hospice of Palm Beach County, or
to the charity of our choice.
A celebration of Jim's life was
held April 7, 2005 at Canal Point
Baptist Church. Visitation was held
at 9 a.m., funeral service were held
at 10 a.m. and Graveside services


followed at Port Mayaca Cemetery.
Rev. Bob Jones of Canal Point Bap-
tist Church and Jim Gibbs from Indi-
an Town conducted the service.
Arrangements were by Glades
Funeral Home, Belle Glade.
Nell Platt
Nell Platt, of Sebring, 93, died
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at Palms of
Sebring, Fla. Nell Platt was born in
Clifty, Tennessee. Occupation
homemaker. Survivors are brother
Bob West of Sebring, Fla.
Services were held April 8, 2005
at 11 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral
Chapel..iLirial. Ridgelawin Ceme-
tery. Officiating Clergy Reverernd
Tim Bridges. All arrangements
were directed by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Homes, Inc., in Clewiston.
Rachelle Williams
Rachelle Williams, 16, of Fayet-
teville, N.C., died Wednesday, April
6,2005.
Miss Williams died due to a
tragic car accident.
Survivors, her mother Emma of
Fayetteville, N.C., her father Richard
Williams of Clewiston, her grandfa-
ther Genville Williams of Clewis-
ton. Funeral services are planned
for April 18, 2005 at noon in Fayet-
teville, N.C. All funeral arrange-
ments are under the direction of
Adcock Funeral Homes, in Fayet-
teville, N.C.
Ross "Buddy" Jacob
Ross Jacob, of Clewiston, 44,


died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at ST.
Mary's Medical Center, in West
Palm Beach.
Ross Jacob was born in Ster-
ling, Illinois. His occupation was
an Electrician. Survivors are wife,
Vicky Jacob of Clewiston, daugh-
ter Charlene Jacob of Clewiston,
mother Hillda Jacob of Clewiston,
sisters Carla Murphy deceased,


Jackie Walker of Rockford, Ill, and
Gienna Ketsdeder of Indiana. Ser-
vices will be held at Akin Davis
Funeral Homes, Inc, and Burial will
take place at Ft. Myers Crematory
Service. Akin Davis Funeral
Homes, Inc in Clewiston is in
charge of all arrangements. A
memorial Service will be held at
the VF.W Post.4185 on April 15,
2005 beginning at 5 p.m.


Staff photo/Mark Young
Ah, the good life
The Black Gold Jubilee, held at the Belle Glade marina
seemed to take its toll on some of the folks as is appar-
ent with a little siesta time for this baby and its makeshift
comfort.


Godz to lead Social Security reform awareness effort


The National Center for Policy
Analysis (NCPA) announced that
Wanda E. Gozdz will lead its Team
NCPA initiative in Florida. Team
NCPA is a special project of the
Dallas-based think tank to educate
the general public about the criti-
cal need for Social Security reform
and the benefits of a personal
investment-based approach.
"The number one domestic
policy issue being debated in halls
of Congress and around water
coolers all across America is Social
Security reform, and Florida is
primed to play a key role," said
NCPA chairman Gov. Pete du Pont,
former Governor of Delaware.
"Wanda understands the true
nature of the problem and the
benefits personal investment-
based reform can have for individ-


uals, as well as the nation's overall
economy. We are happy she has
agreed to join our efforts as she
brings a great deal of expertise
and insight to the issue."
A resident of Fort Lauderdale
and Hutchison Island, Gozdz is
the president and owner of W.
Gozdz Enterprises, Inc., a compa-
ny that provides services designed
to assist people in managing.print
and electronic information and
communications resources.
"As a businesswoman I am
concerned about the impact the
troubled Social Security system
will have on our economy," said
Gozdz. "But I am more anxious as
a proud grandmother about the
burden my grandkids will face if
we do not act now to permanently
save and modernize the system."


Gozdz and the Florida advisory
board will speak to organizations
across the state, outlining in sim-
ple terms why Social Security
reform is important, why Congress
must act sooner rather than later,
and why personal retirement
accounts are an essential part of
any solution.
Gozdz is active in public policy,
and was a founding board mem-
ber and served as Founding Presi-
dent of the Boca/Delray Chapter of
the National Organization of
Women Business Owners
(NAWBO); President of NAWBO
of Florida, Inc., and currently
serves as President of Florida
Women Impacting Public Policy
(WIPP). She is also a member of
the League of Women Voters and
Leadership Broward.


Team NCPA is a special project
of the NCPA to educate policy
makers, opinion leaders and the
general public about the crisis fac-
ing Social Security and the benefits
of personal investment-based
reform. The two-year old project is
an all-volunteer network of con-
cerned citizens who are dedicated
to saving Social Security in a way
that protects current and near
retirees, and gives younger Ameri-
cans the opportunity to enjoy a
secure retirement.


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The night 2,500 perished in 1928 hurricane


SBy Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE "Hurricane
Frances and Jeanne were just a
windy and rainy day compared to
the 1928 hurricane," Dr. Janis
Andrews told a crowd of faces in
agreement. Only the survivors of
all three hurricanes knew truly
what she spoke about.
Dr. Andrews was one of sever-
al presenters at an event at the
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
April 8 that focused on the terrible
circumstances of- that fateful
storm and a student documentary
that chronicles the story of several
of its survivors.
Pam Campbell, who helped
the west area gifted student to
achieve their extraordinary stu-
dent project, remembered the
experiences at the event she and
her students shared in the making
of the film.
"It was agreed that the story
that most needed to be told was
of the 1928 hurricane," she said.
Soon, the 1987-1988 gifted stu-
dents took to researching and set-
ting up interviews with hurricane
survivors. The fear that the stu-
i dents and survivors might not
: have such an easy task ahead of
them quickly turned to be an
excellent experience for the stu-
dents, who were enthralled at the
stories of .the survivors. "I found
every story that every citizen told
* us to be compelling," Ms. Camp-
bell said.
The film was 'shown again to
those attending the event last
- week at the Dolly Hand Cultural.
Arts Center. Filled with both tragic
and humorous anecdotes, the 50-
minute film- originally intended
to be no longer than 30 minutes
- is riariated, written and pro-
duced by the students who partic-
ipated in the research of the film.


Staff photos/Jose Zaragoza,
Four survivors of the fateful storm that took the lives of thousands, attended .an event at the
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center where they saw a documentary of the storm. Pictured:
Lucille Salvatore Herron, Iris Salvatore Hodges, Mary Salvatore Paulette and Kathryn Rice
Fountain. Ms. Fountain still lives in the family home that survived the storm.


First shown to coincide with
the 60th anniversary of the storm,
the film remains a poignant look
at the storm, and the personal
effect it had on Glades citizens.
"So many of the film's voices are
now silent," said Ms. Campbell.
The stories in the film are var-
ied, but each has an important
message. In the telling of the sto-
ries, the interview subjects
remember the fears they had that
day, struggling against being swept
away from the waters, which had
escaped the boundaries of Lake
Okeechobee to devour the com-
munities that stood by it.
One of the survivors. recounts
her parents resorting to climbing
up a tree to weather the storm,
and her mother hearing the voice
of an angelic chorus as her fears
subsided and the couple realized
they would not die. .Another


remembers the tranquility of hav-
ing 19 people riding out the storm
in a single house, which quickly
turned to horror the next day,
when the survivor, as a little girl,
realized that 17 of the 19 perished.
They remembered being young,
but faced with a terrible reality
that few in their old age live to see.
"We were enjoying it, not hav-
ing sense enough that something
bad was going to take place,"
Vernie Boots, one of the survivors
said in- the film, as he remem-
bered seeking shelter with his
family and a number of other
people. "The black folks were
singing and praying," he said, "the
white folks were very quiet."
As he remembered the last
time he was to hear his mother's
voice, Mr. Boots' voice quavered,
his face visibly struck by the vivid-
ness of having to recall a memory


that would haunt him. "I remem-
ber my .mother saying, 'Stay
together.'"
Dr. Helen Franke, Provost at
the Glades Campus of Palm
Beach Community College,
remarked how the film shows,
"The indestructible spirit of the
people of the Glades, no matter
what the calamity."
The students who made the
film later turned over approxi-
mately nine hours in interviews,
the raw footage for the film, to the
Palm Beach Community College,
which still houses them in their
facility.
Sponsors of the event were:
the Black Gold Jubilee Commit-
tee, the School Board of Palm
Beach County, the Palm Beach
County Library, Palm Beach Com-
munity College and the Lawrence
E. Will Museum.


To reset internal clocks to DST change takes time


Healthier '
Life e


with Katrina Elsken

Does daylight savings time
leave you tired? You are not alone.
Many people take a week or
longer to adapt to a change in
their sleep patterns. 'I ',
Humans are diurnal creatures
- we are designed to sleep when
it is dark and be active when it is
light. Your body's internal clock
gets used to a certain schedule
that responds to sunlight. Chang-
ing the time is not just a matter of
setting your clocks ahead an hour
- your internal' clock also must
be readjusted and that doesn't
happen o% errniigh[
Children are most affected by
the time changes, according to Dr.
Jodi Mindell, author of "Sleeping
through the Night." Changing the
clock for Daylight Savings Time
means parents need to help their
children adjust to the schedules.
Dr. Mindell advises parents to
be strict about bedtimes. Darken
the room if it is still daylight
outside and go through the
normal bedtime routines. Insist


the child stay in bed, even if he
insists he is not sleepy yet.
In the morning, don't let a
child "sleep in". Get them out of
bed on schedule. If you let them
sleep late, it will only be that
much harder to get the child to
sleep at night.
Nutrition and exercise are also
important to resetting the body's
internal clocks. A healthy diet and
regular exercise will give you
more energy during the day.
For extreme cases, some
researchers say melatonin sup-
plements may help to reset the
body's internal clock. Melatonin
is a substance manufactured by
the human body during sleep.
However, while melatonin is sold
over the counter as a nutritional
supplement, health officials warn
that it should not be taken unless
you first consult your doctor.
There could be adverse effects for
those taking this supplement. For
example, taking melatonin in
supplement form may make you
drowsy.
Before taking any over the
counter drugs -' to help you
sleep or to help you stay awake.-
consult your doctor. Just because
these drugs are sold without a
prescription, it does not mean
they are safe for you. Consult your
physician before taking any nutri-
tional supplements or over-the-
counter remedies. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any


prescription drugs as some may
have adverse reactions to supple-
ments and. non-prescription
drugs.
In the fall, when Floridians "fall
back" one hour, the time change
is easier to adjust to, according to


Best friends


researchers. This. may be because
in the fall the days are becoming
shorter, so the body is already
adjusting to decreased daylight.
Also, when we "fall back" we gain
an extra hour of sleep on the night
of the change.


Staff photo/Mark Young


This little girl gets a little one-on-one time with her best
friend before the annual Chihuahua race at the Black
Gold Jubilee, held at the Belle Glade Marina over the
weekend.


Palm Healthcare takes a closer look at healthcare in Belle Glade
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Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
(PHF) recently hosted its board
of trustees and community lead-)
ers on a bus trip to the Glades to
visit local health care programs
and charities that have received
grant funding from PHF. PHF has
awarded more than $300,000 to
programs that benefit the Glades.
"The purpose of this trip was
to bring together the PHF board
. and our grantees in the western
communities to connect and
reflect on all .the good work
being done. in the community,"
said Suzette Wexner, president,
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that made its first stop at Glades
General Hospital in Belle Glade.
Dwight Chenette, CEO, Health-
care District introduced the
group to Dan Aranda, CEO,
Glades General Hospital and
Mary Weeks, CNO, Glades Gen-
eral Hospital who led a tour of
the facility.
"With funding from PHF, we
are addressing the nursing short-
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'At the Mary Alice Fortin Child
Development Center, the PHF
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special needs center caters to
families of children who suffer
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own experiences in the
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Letters to the Editor


Project Graduation
Moore Haven
High School
To all:
This year is the 11th anniver-
sary of the inception of the Pro-
ject Graduation celebration of
Moore Haven High School. "Pro-
ject Graduation" is an all night,
adult supervised drug and alco-
hol free party for the graduating
seniors. During this night the stu-
dents are required to be "locked
in" until daybreak the next day.
The festivities for the evening
include food, entertainment and
games that give students the
chance to win money and gifts.
This year's celebration will be
held May 20. The quests will
include 50 seniors and approxi-
mately 25 adults, which are
chaperones, entertainment,


Pet Corner

Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I'm a real cat
person! There is so much conver-
sation about how many dog years
are equal to one human year. What
about for cats? Is it the same thing?
Jessica in RPB.
A: Yes! Dogs get all the hype! So
let's make this answer all about the
cats! Best way to answer this one is
to include a cool chart. This way
you can figure out a cat's age in
record time. Best Wishes Jessica
- Doc Savvy.


food and security workers.
We are located in rural Glades
County on the western shore of
the beautiful Lake Okeechobee,
which requires an extended dis-
tances to travel for entertain-
ment activities. Statistics have
proven that graduation is one of
the deadliest nights of the year
involving fatalities for young
adults. This celebration given by
parents and community volun-
teers is our way of preventing a
heartbreaking loss.
To date we have raised $5,365
of the $45,000 needed. 1.00 per-
cent of this money is spent on
the students for this one night
celebration, with the majority
going directly to students in the
form of cash to help them on
their way in the real world. I
hope that you will be able to
help in some way.
Project Graduation Team


Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread:


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I caught myself grumbling the
other day. I really don't remember
exactly what bothered me, and it
really didn't matter I was in a
mood for grumbling. So I grum-
bled. I looked ,
for things to
grumble
about. I dared
anybody to try
to bother me
with the bigger
picture of
everything
good that was .
going on. Pastor John
It was very Hicks
similar to what
was happening to the Israelites
when they were in the wilder-
ness. They were so involved in
their own situation that the grum-
bling began. "Why did we ever
leave Egypt? We had it good
there! Moses! It's all his fault. He
brought us out here to the wilder-
ness to starve. He brought us out
here to die!" Grumble. Grumble.
Grumble.
The thing I love about these
Old Testament stories is that even
though the settings are foreign to
our life and world today, the mes-
sage is still clear. We have our
places of wilderness, and when
we find ourselves in these places
of wilderness, we, like the
Israelites, tend to grumble and
complain, and look for things to
grumble and complain about.
Is that where you are today?
Are you in the midst of some
wilderness? Are you feeling
engulfed by it, trapped by it? Are
you frustrated and looking for
things to grumble about? The
wilderness is like that, and in the
midst of our wilderness we are
tempted, so very tempted, to give
up or to blame someone or to
lash out and be angry.
The term for this is "awfuliz-


ing". It's taking a bad situation
and making it worse by imagining
the worst possible outcome.
When one has a headache and
imagines that it is the onset of a
brain tumor that's awfulizing.
When one sees a turban and
imagines the wearer to be a ter-
rorist that's awfulizing. Our
tendency is to awfulize the world
around us and, seeing it in nega-
tive ways, start looking for things
to be negative about.
The truth is that when we look
for negative things, we will find
them. But something else also
happens. In our complaining,
grumbling, and awfulizing: God's
heart and love and promise of
provision for us is overshadowed.


In the wilderness, the Hebrew
people succumbed to this. Forget-
ting all that God had, done for
them, they grumbled about their
current situation. So Moses talked
to God on their behalf.
And God responded, "I will
send manna fresh every morning.
I will provide." Manna in the
wilderness! The miraculous gift of
God, which was enough to feed
the people! But when the morn-
ing came and the dew left behind
the flakes of heavenly bread, the
Israelites didn't recognize what it
was. Moses had to tell them, "It is
the bread that the LORD has given
you to eat."
How often do we not recog-
nize the gifts of God in our midst?


Maybe we think God has left us in
the wilderness to die. But maybe
God is feeding us and we don't:
realize it. Maybe the lesson we'
can learn from this story of the"
bread from heaven that falls in the
wilderness of our lives is that we
have a God who cares about our:
anxieties and our fears, and,
knows our needs. Maybe it's a
challenge for us to walk with a-
kind of radical and dangerous,
faith that puts trust in God for all,
things. Maybe it's a call to remem-
ber that when we hit those wilder-,
ness times in our lives to be more'
proactive than reactive, remem-
bering that when we pray, "Give
us this day our daily bread," God
gives it!


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Looking Back
Cattle owners at Brighton Seminole Reservation in the 1950s included (left to right) Willie
Gopher Sr., Joe Henry Tiger, Jack Smith Sr., Frank Huff Sr., Andrew J. Bowers, John
Josh, Naha Tiger, Toby Johns, John Henry Gopher, Lonnie Buck, Charlie Micco and Harjo
Osceola.


Choosing Church leaders; casting lots and rolling dice-


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Doc Savvy


AG issues Frau4 dAlert


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Char4ie Crist today
issued a fraud alert for Florida
businesses warning of a scheme
in which they receive a solicita-
tion for funds, supposedly from
the Florida Secretary of State's
Office. The solicitation by the
"Corporate Compliance Center"
(CCC) requests. payment of a
$100 fee in accordance with
Florida Statutes.
CCC is not affiliated with the
Secretary of State's Office in any-
way. The statute cited by CCC
does govern requirements for
businesses to keep annual min-
utes, but does not require that
these minutes not to mention
a $100 fee be submitted to
any outside entity including the
Secretary of State's Office.
According to complaints
received, several readers of this
solicitation believe this is a valid
requirement.
As part of the scam, business-
es are asked to submit the min-
utes and a check made payable
to CCC.


"Businesses are encouraged
to be alert for this type of scam,"
said Crist. "The solicitations
appear to be authentic, but are
nothing more than a sham. Any-
one who might question
whether an agency of the gov-
ernment can require the pay-
ment of funds should contact
that agency before writing a
check."
In this case, the address pro-
vided for the Corporate Compli-
ance Center was 400 Capital Cir-
cle, Suite 18-403, Tallahassee, FL
32301. That location is a local
United Parcel Service (UPS)
Store, from which mail was for-
Warded unopened to an address
in California.
An investigation revealed that
similar acts occurred in Arizona
and California in 2002. The Attor-
ney General's Office has
launched an investigation in
Florida. Any business owner
who believes he has been a vic-
tim should call the Attorney Gen-
eral's Fraud Hotline toll free at
866-9-NO-SCAM (866)-966-7226.


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By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.
Saint Martin's Church,
Clewiston
Often someone will tell me
-about a new Church leader and
the process of selection. My
observation
on the process ,. A".?, .
is that it. .is
"like 'doing
cabinet-mak- ,
ing with :
chainsaws." It -
seems to
make use of -
rough tools for
a fine end
product. It Rev. Samuel S.
involves corn- Thomas
mittees and
screenings, applications, inter-
views, visitations to congrega-
tions to see the person in action,
listening to sermons, and a kind
of, "dog and pony show"
process where one can exhibit
wares and talents.
The Biblical account of the
calling of Matthias was some-
what different. Peter quotes the
book of Psalms (Actsl:20ff) and
says that Judas' office must be
replaced to bring the number of


apostles back to 12. They decid-
ed that someone who would:
"Have been with us the whole
time the Lord Jesus went in and
out among us" would be the
best candidate. Two were pro-
posed Joseph called Barsab-
bas and Matthias. Then they
prayed then they cast lots!
The lot fell upon Matthias and
. he was admitted to the circle :of
11 apostles. I have sat on inter-
view boards, I have worked with
supervising clergy in the selec-
tion process, I have been
involved in elections and I have
worked developing screening
procedures. Many times, the
process is colored by the last
person to have held the job. The
person, who is to be involved
want someone just like the for-
mer'minister, or someone exact-
ly opposite.
People who haven't, been
near a church in years will come
out of the woodwork to have a
say. A list will be drawn up that
even Jesus Himself couldn't fill
and there are those who have a
dear friend who would be just
perfect for the job. Give the
complications in the process,
perhaps rolling dice (or casting


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WEST PALM BEACH Tick-
ets are selling rapidly for all
aspects of SunFest, including the
All Access Party April 27,
designed by Sutka Productions.
Of the 5,000 tickets allotted for
this inaugural extravaganza, half
are already sold. Legendary
party planner Bruce Sutka has
created a disco-party theme for
the night, which will include
complimentary drinks and food
sampling, performances by
dozens of Cirque-style artists
and KC & The Sunshine Band.
In order to make purchasing
these tickets more convenient
for guests, All Access Party tick-
ets are now on sale at all Wash-
ington Mutual Financial Centers
in Palm Beach County. Tickets
for the All Access Party are $50
and are also available at the Sun-
Fest store at 525 Clematis Street,
on the phone at (561) 659-5980
or (800)-SUNFEST, online at
www.sunfest.com and at the fol-
lowing Chambers of Com-
merce: West Palm Beach, North
Palm Beach, Palms West, Boyn-
ton Beach, and Palm Beach.
Regular one-day and four-day
SunFest tickets cannot be used
for the All Access Party, and
there will be no senior or chil-
dren's discounts available that
night.
Ticket sales for the festival
overall are also strong. Com-
pared to this same time last year,
26 percent more tickets have
been sold this year, indicating a
high interest in the festival's
diverse entertainment lineup
and array of activities offered.
Additionally, reserved seats,
which went on sale April 8, are


not expected to be available
much longer. Seven hundred
seats were sold on the first day
alone. Potential Club SunFest
members must hurry to pur-
chase the few memberships
remaining. Fifteen hundred
memberships were available
this year, and only 95 are left.
Club SunFest members enjoy a
variety of benefits, including
tickets to the All Access Party,
access to the members-only air-
conditioned lounge, compli-
mentary evening meals, pre-
ferred seating near The Real
Yellow Pages(r) Stage, free park-
and-ride service and more.
Advance discount tickets for
SunFest 2005 are on sale now at
participating Publix Super Mar-
kets and Washington Mutual
Financial Centers, at the SunFest
store, online at
www.sunfest.com and by call-
ing (561) 659-5980 or 800-SUN-
FEST. Online and phone sales
end April 15; all other advance
ticket sales end April 27 at 5 p.m.
Tickets for reserved seats at
all three SunFest stages are also
available now, exclusively
through Tickets.com at
www.tickets.com or by calling
(800) 919-6272. Reserved seats
cost $15 for evening perform-
ances and $8 for afternoon
shows, plus applicable service
fees. A reserved seat ticket does
not include festival admission.
Club SunFest memberships
can be purchased at the SunFest
store or online at
www.sunfest.com. The cost of a
membership depends on the
level of membership purchased.


lots) has something to be said
for it. Thee is a long, complicat-
ed process that depends on peo-
ple understanding what it is they
want and need often they
cannot articulate it nor are they
aware of what would be best.
Once, I had one group that
told me they wanted a "pastor".
I asked them to tell me what .a.
pastor did and what it was that,
they felt would be helpful to
them. Their definition was that
of a preacher of inspiring ser-
mons rather than someone who
visited, counseled, shared in
specfal.events.
The leader, by other Biblical
standards, shall be a shepherd
(John 10:11ff) and servant
(Luke 22:27-30). Those who are
involved in a selection process
should have sufficient screening
means available to sort out
those who are incapable of
relating to people, those who
exploit relationships, those who
seek to receive comfort from
their work rather than produce it
for others, those who lack suffi-
cient stability or maturity to hold
an office, those with insufficient
training, those who have prob-
lem areas which could impede


ministry. Like many secular situ-
ations, the talents requiredto
get a job are not always those,,
required to carry it out.
A consultant to a group of.
officers who formed a commit-,,
tee to pick persons to fill their-
ranks observed that they always
picked persons like themselves.-,
That's a good way to perpetuate
wat.is, gpingon but not a good,.
way to make imprc' ements or,
grow.
In reality, it takes a balance
among people involved in selec-
tion process, including those
who assure the professional
competencies to minister, those
who assure character develop-
ment sufficient to meet the
needs of people in the congrega-
tions or regional ministries
where they will serve, and those
who will be served who seek
someone capable of being a
part of their local Church family.
Then there is the work of
God's Spirit and the willingness
of people to work together in

spite of differences or weakness
on either side. The disciples
chose someone who had been a
part of their fellowship "from
the beginning". That's why
rolling dice worked!


et sales; up by 26 percent
SunFest, Florida's largest May 1. For more information-
music, art and waterfront festi- about SunFest, visit.
val, takes place annually in http://www.sunfest.com or call
downtown West Palm Beach. (561) 659-5980 or (800)-SUN-;
SunFest 2005 will be April 28- FEST.



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Crimestoppers

Crimestop- Isacc Ronald Johnson; alias Isacc
pers of Palm J. Griffin; alias Jeniard Johnson;
Beach County alias Buck Wheat.
are seeking the Johnson is a black male, born
public's assis- Sept. 14, 1964. He is 5'll" and
tance in cap- i weighs 185 pounds. Last known
during a known I address was SW 6th Street, in
fugitive, one Belle Glade.
Issac Gerard He wanted for Felony Burglary
Johnson; alias and Violation of Probation.
Issac Jerod If you have information on the
Griffin; alias Courtesy photo whereabouts of Johnson, please
Issac Jerriard Issac Gerard call the toll-free Crimestoppers
Johnson; alias Johnson hotline at (800) 458-TIPS (8477).


Watch out for the blind


There have been some ques-
tions brought to the attention of the
public, following a couple of near
misses with blind residents in the
area.
The following is a reminder as
to what the law says and is quoted
from the Florida's Driver's Hand-
book.
"The primary traveling aids for a
person who is blind are often a
white cane or a trained guide dog.
Independent travel involves some
risk that can be greatly reduced


when you, the driver, are aware of
the use and meaning of a white
cane or guide dog.
"Drivers must always yield the
right-of-way to persons who are
blind. When a pedestrian is crossing
the street or highway guided by a
dog or carrying a white cane, vehi-
cles must come to a complete stop."
Drivers are asked to remember
that blind persons do reside in the
area and to use extreme caution
when approaching city intersec-
tions.


Clewiston Police

Department arrest report


March 30: Fernando Caberra,
white male,. D.O.B. 11/17/1984,
no valid driver's license.
March 30: Diosdado Jiminez,
Hispanic male,- D.O.B.
11/08/1939, Marchman Act.
April 2: Kenneth Hayes, black
male, D.O.B. 11/13/1983, Felony
Battery Domestic Violence; Bat-
tery.
April 7: Kelby Hollimon, black
male, D.O.B. 09/23/1978, Trespass


and theft.
April 1: Juvenile, Hispanic
female, D.O.B. 06/05/1989, Mari-
juana possession not more than
20 grams.
April 6: Juvenile, black female,
D.O.B. 06/03/1991, Theft.
April 7: Juvenile, black male,
D.O.B. 03/12/1983, Interference
with school function/resisting
arrest without violence.


Hendry County Sheriff's

Office recovers stolen

vehicles at Chop Shop


CLEWISTON Hendry
County Sheriff Ronnie Lee
announced that an ongoing
investigation, which began
Feb. 26, has led to the arrest of
26-year-old Ariel Cardoso of
3600 SW 114 Avenue, in
Miami.
Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Sergeant Joe Lee and
members of HCSO Criminal
Investigations Unit were act-
ing on information that there
were possibly stolen vehicles
at 555 N. Palm Avenue in
Clewiston.
As the Deputies
approached the driveway they
noticed several semi-trucks,
all which were inside the
fenced property. The deputies
were met at the locked gate
by Rolando Yanes who resides
at the 555 Palm N. Palm
Avenue address. Mr. Yanes
was advised of the criminal
investigation and signed a
consent form to search his
property.
: As the Deputies began their
search, they noticed several
more individuals on the
grounds. One of these individ-
uals was Mr. Cardoso who
said he was the owner of the
white, dually pick-up. Mr. Car-
doso provided a certificate of
title for a 1995 Ford truck.
Examination of the truck
revealed that the factor\ vehi-
cle identification number
(VIN) was missing. It was also


noticed that some of the
truck's major components
had been replaced and did not
match the year and model of
the vehicle. The vehicle was
removed from the property
for further investigation.
On March 31, in conjunc-
tion with Officer James
Woodruff of the Miami-Dade
Police Department Auto
Task Force Sgt. Lee was
able to identify the compo-
nents/parts that were on the
seized vehicle as being from a
1992 Ford truck that was
reported stolen through the

Cape Coral Florida Police
Department Dec. 20, 2004.
The stolen truck was val-
ued at $11,000. The Investiga-
tion also revealed that other
vehicles at the 555 N. Palm
Avenue address were con-
firmed as stolen and had been
dismantled and chopped. Mr.
Cardoso was interviewed
again April 4, at which time he
stated he had been in sole
possession of the 1995 Ford
truck since Oct. 25, 2004
through Feb. 26. Based on evi-
dence of the investigation, Mr.
Cardoso was arrested and
booked into the Hendry
County Jail for grand theft.
Sheriff Lee praised the
work of the Criminal Investi-
gations Unit and the assis-
tance of the Miami-Dade Task
Force in the successful investi-
gation.


Firefighter license plate hottest seller in 2004


TALLAHASSEE The.Florida
Salutes Firefighters specialty
license plate was the hottest sell-
ing new plate in 2004.
In a celebration in the Capitol
Courtyard, it was announced that
its 10,000th license plate was
sold and its $200,000 in proceeds
will benefit charities throughout
the state. The tag, depicting a
firefighter with a patriotic back-
ground, was sponsored by the
Florida Professional Firefighters.
The plate, which went on sale
throughout Florida last June, was


ranked 38th out of a field of 91
specialty plates in 2004, accord-
ing to the Department of High-
way Safety & Motor Vehicles.
The idea for the specialty tag
came from Palm Beach County
Fire Rescue's Lt. Armand Nault,
shortly after the Sept. 11 th terror-
ist act. With the outpouring of
community support, he thought
a specialty plate would give the
public an opportunity to show-
their support 365 days a year and
help local charities at the same
time.


"The money raised from the
sale of each plate will be collect-
ed by the Florida Firefighter Char-
ities and will be distributed back
to eligible, local charities chosen
by the firefighters where the
plate was sold," said Mr. Nault.
The plate is available to the
general public for an additional
$20 plus a $2 processing fee
required by the state.
"Florida has specialty plates
for many worthy causes, from
child abuse prevention to wildlife
conservation," said. CFO/Fire


Volunteers needed for Salvation Army


Most of us are familiar with
the Salvation Army and its serv-
ices, or are at least have heard
reports on the news when the
Salvation Army responds to dis-
asters.
Many military personnel are,
grateful for the suppliers from
home, the spiritual counseling.
and the emotional support dur-
ing wartime. Families who have
lost their homes due to fire or
severe weather know the Salva-
tion Army can help at the worst
times in their lives.
The average American, how-
ever, is more familiar with the
Salvation Army Thrift Store, and
of course with Red Kettle collec-
tors during the holidays. These,
help provide the funds, which


make it possible for the Salva-
tion Army to help our residents
locally who face emergency sit-
uations.
What you may not realize is
that Clewiston has a service cen-
ter to help those whose emer-
gency makes it hard for them to
feed or cloth their children, or
who need help providing essen-
tials for living. The money col-
lected in the Red Kettles, or
donated to the Salvation Army in
Clewiston, stays right here,
except for 10-percent adminis-
trative fees. The Salvation Army
in Clewiston has no employees,
only volunteers. The Red kettle
collectors are neighbors who
you might know from your local
bank, or Garden Club or Lyons


Club, for instance.
Our board members, who
meet quarterly to oversee the
operation of the Clewiston serv-
ice unit, are all volunteers, as
well as the individuals who man
the unit each Monday,. Wednes-
day and Friday from 9 a.m. until
noon at 33 Central Avenue.
The service unit is in need of
new volunteers. If you can
donate as little as three hours a
week, and want the satisfaction
of really being a help to people
in your community, please call
the Service Unit Monday,
Wednesday or Friday, between 9
a.m. and noon at 983-2707. You
are encouraged to attend the
next board meeting April 19, at
Sonny's Restaurant.


Briefs

Upcoming meetings ings take place from 4-5 p.m. at Vendor booths
local Senior Connections offices.
and events Next meetings are April 13 in Arts and crafts vendor space
Family Caregiver Support Group LaBelle, April 20 in Clewiston, and available for Sugarfest. The
free meetings in April will feature April 27 in Moore Haven. Call 675- sugar.festival is April 16. There is
discussions with a Parkinson's dis- 1446 in LaBelle, 983-7088 in a $65 fee for vendor space. Call
ease specialist from Lee Parkin- Clewiston and 946-1821 in Moore (863) 983-5174 to leave a mes-
son's Care in Ft. Myers. All meet- Haven. sage.



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Marshal Tom Gallagher. "This
new tag is a wonderful way to
show the men and women of
fire-rescue here in Florida and
throughout the nation that we
appreciate their heroic service to
our communities."
The FPF has over 19,000
members including firefighters,
emergency medical personnel
and the state's forestry workers.
Last year, the FPF ranked second
among the 50 states for their
$1.2-million contribution to
MDA, just one of the, chariLieb
that firefighters support.
Bob Carver, president of the
FPF said, "The statewide license
plate was designed so citizens
can be proud to show their sup-
port and salute Florida's firefight-
ers."
For information, please visit
www.firefightertag.com or call
(561) 747-8495.


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AREA AGENCY ON AGING

Invites You To Attend A Public Forum
The Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast,
a non-profit organization serving the needs of elders and
their caregivers, invites you to share your thoughts
regarding senior issues in the Glades.

Thursday, April 21st, 1:30 P.M. ~ 3:30 P.M.
Complimentary dessert will be served.
West County Senior Center
2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade.
For Directions to the West County Senior Center call:
(561) 996-4808
For Public Forum information
please call the Area Agency on Aging toll free at:
(866) 684.5885 ext. 239






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Lucas named president of Consolidated Citrus


Staff photo/Mark Young
Honorary tough guy award
Clewiston's Wilfredo Sepulbeda attended the annual
Black Gold Jubilee and entered "Killer" into the third
annual Chihuahua races, held at the Belle Glade Marina.
Killer had just recently had one eye removed due to
infection, but ran the race anyway, certainly deserving
special recognition.


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Black Gold Jubilee Art Show
The favorite oil painting for the Glades Art Group show
was "Airboating at Sunset," by Jane Schoenfeld. Second
place was '"Jungle Leopards" by Garvin Hooker and third
place was "Leopard in Tree" by Alexandra Bourgeois.


FORT MYERS Robert J.
Underbrink, vice president of
King Ranch, recently announced
that Charlie Lucas has been
named president of Consolidated
Citrus Limited Partnership, one of
Florida's largest citrus growers.
Consolidated Citrus is owned
in partnership by King Ranch and
operates 50,000 acres of oranges,
grapefruit, and specialty fruit in
eight counties throughout south-
ern Florida. Mr. Lucas joined the
company April 4, and reports to
Mr. Underbrink.
"Charlie brings more than 25
years of experience in the citrus
industry to Consolidated," said
-Mr. Underbrink. "He will be a
great addition to our team, bring-
ing unique insight and perspec-


tiye to our citrus operations and
building on our long-standing tra-
dition of farming and ranching."
Lucas previously was the vice
president of Sales and Fruit Pro-
curement at Southern Gardens
Citrus for over 10 years, with
responsibilities for marketing
orange juice and by-product
sales. Accomplishments include
building the Southern Gardens
brand name and positive reputa-
tion that the company enjoys
today.
"Charlie is a great colleague,
mentor and friend to everyone at
Southern Gardens," said Rod Lid-
dle, president of Southern Gar-
dens. "We wish him success in'
his future endeavors and look for-
ward to our continued associa-


April Events Calendar


Thursday, April 14: Chamber,
of Commerce Board of Directors
Meeting, 7:00 a.m.,
Clewiston Inn (983-7979).
Friday, April 15: Rotary Club
Sugar Festival Barbecue, 11 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m., Clewiston Library
Parking Lot (983-7979).
Sugar Festival Street Dance
with Raw Whiskey, 8 p.m., Bond
Street (David Angell, 983-7330).
Saturday, April 16: 19th Annual
Sugar Festival, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (983-
7979).
Sugar Festival Rodeo, 6 p.m.,
Hendry County Rodeo Grounds.
Sunday, April 17: Sugar Festival
Bass Tournament, 6:00 a.m., Lake
Okeechobee. Clewiston Bass
Anglers Club, 983-902,7.
Thursday, April 21: Chamber
Business Social at Earle E. "Chip"


Edwards, III, DDS, 5:30 p.m., 327
Central Ave. (Chamber Office,
983-7979).
Friday, April 22: Luminaire -
The Spectrum of Light as Seen
Through Magic, Music & Motion,
7:30 p.m., Dolly Hand Cultural
Arts Center Ticket Office, (561)
993-1160.
Saturday, April 23: Luminaire
- The Spectrum of Light as Seen
Through Magic, Music & Motion,
11 a.m., Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. Ticket Office, (561) 993-
1160.
Thursday, April 28: Hendry
County Economic Development
Council presents "Getting the
Most out of Your Work day tips
for better utilizing your time." 8:30
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UF: Double trouble as new termite discovered


ByChuckWoods

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -
Another highly destructive termite
a close relative of the Formosan
"super termite" that's gnawing its
way across many Southern states
has become established in
South Florida, according to Univer-
sity of Fl,,orida research ier s..
"The Asian subterranean ter-
mite, a major pest in tropical areas
such as Brazil and the West Indies,
was not considered to be a serious
threat to Florida until now," said
Nan-Yao Su, a professor of ento-
mology with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences, or
UF/IFAS. "I thought it could not sur-
vive north of the tropics, and I am
puzzled by its rapid spread in South
Florida."
The pest (Coptotermes gestroi)
was found in Key West and Miami
a few years ago, and now UF
researchers have discovered a
well-established population in Riv-
iera Beach, more than 70 miles
north of Miami. The researchers
say they're not sure how much far-
ther north the tropical species can
move and survive.
"Four buildings in a one-square-
mile area of Riviera Beach are
infested with the termite, and we
believe there may be more infesta-
tions in the area," Su said. "We are
asking those who think they have
seen this termite to contact us at
the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale
Research and Education Center."
Su is working with Rudolph
Scheffrahn, a professor of entomol-
ogy at the center, and Brian Cabr-
era, an assistant professor of ento-
mology, to track and stop the
invasive pest.
Su said South Florida is the only
place on Earth where the new


Asian termite and the Formosan
termite (C. formosanus) share the
same territory. The new termite is
considered to be the most destruc-
tive pest in many countries of the
tropics areas between the Trop-
ics of Cancer and Capricorn.
To identify possible infestations
of the pest, Su said residents should
look for winged termites flying
i,:,jun.:l lights at dusk and in the
evening. The head and dorsal sur-
face of the body are dark brown in
contrast to its yellow-brown under-
side, thereby giving the flying
insects a "two-toned" appearance.
Termite "soldiers" are character-
ized by their teardrop shaped
heads and the presence of a pore
that secretes a sticky, milk-like fluid.
When in doubt, homeowners
should contact a professional pest
control operator and have a thor-
ough inspection of their property.
For more information on the new
termite, visit UF's "Featured Crea-
ture" and "Pest Alert" Web sites.
http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/urban/t
ermites/havilandi.htm and
http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/urban/t
ermites/formosantermite.htm.
Meanwhile, as UF researchers
and pest control officials try to get
an accurate estimate of the new
termite's range in South Florida,
the Formosan termite continues to
spread its destruction across Flori-
da and much of the Southeastern
United States.
First identified by UF/IFAS
researchers in Miami-Dade and
Broward counties in the 1980s, the
Formosan termite is now well.
. established along the southeastern
coast of Florida. Infestations have
been found in 14 other Florida
counties: Citrus, Collier, Duval,
Escambia, Hillsborough, Lee,
Leon, Marion, Martin, Orange,
Pasco, Palm Beach, Putnam and


Volusia.
Fortunately, Su developed a
new baiting system that controls
the Formosan and other subter-
ranean termites, including the new
Asian termite. His bait system has a
chemical called noviflumuron, a
growth regulator that prevents ter-
mites from molting, thereby reduc-
ing the ability of the worker popu-


lation to sustain underground
colonies. The chemical has a low
toxicity to humans and the envi-
ronment. Less than one gram kills
an entire colony containing mil-
lions of termites.
The control is marketed world-
wide as the Sentricon Termite
,Colony Elimination System by
DowAgroSciences.


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His new responsibilities at
Consolidated Citrus will involve
strategic planning, sales and mar-
keting efforts and the overall
direction of the company.
Consolidated Citrus is the
largest citrus grower in the United


States, producing more than 19-
million boxes of fruit last year.
Although the Company grows
fruit for both the fresh fruit and
juice markets, the vast majority of
its product, about 97 percent, is
sold to processors for the produc-
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Editor's note: This is the first in
a series looking at one of Lake
Okeechobee's earliest family set-
tlers.
By Zelda Johnson Mixon
and MaryAnn Morris
"I grew up in Okeechobee, liv-
ing with my grandparents Adline
and we lived in the house, built in
1916 by my great-grandfather,
Peter Raulerson, located just in
front my great-grandparents'
house (the original Raulerson log
home). The house has been con-
verted into a commercial building,
Jeanette's Interiors on Parrott
Avenue," said Zelda Johnson
Mixon.
Much of the old house inside is
still there, said Mrs. Mixon.
"I can remember the four
upstairs rooms being used to
board school teachers. At the time
the house was to be sold," Mrs.
Mixon recalled, "there was also
someone interested in buying it for
a funeral-home. Well, my great-
aunts, Aunt Kansas (who married
Louis Raulerson and ran the store
on Park Street) and Aunt Texas
were concerned about the kind of
traffic, ambulances and such, a
funeral home might generate. So it
was sold as a commercial building.
First thing they did was tear off the
porches."
Mrs. Mixon has recorded her
remembrances of the kind of peo-
ple Louisiana and Peter Raulerson
were at home, as she saw as a child
growing up.
"I remember great-grandma
would call him 'old pumpkin',
'come on old pumpkin, time for
dinner she'd call,'" Mrs. Mixon
remembered with a smile and a
faraway look in her eye.
Here are Mrs. Mixon's remem-
brances of her great-grandparents,
Louisiana and Peter Raulerson at
home on Parrott Avenue:
"Let me tell you about my great-
grandparentc Peter and Louisiana
Chandle,. RauIeison. Peter..-was
born in 1853 to Noel Rabun Rauler-
son and Tempie Whidden Rauler-
son in Bartow Florida. Louisiana
was born in Ft. Meade, Florida to
Shadrach and Adline Tucker Chan-
dler in 1861. Their parents settled in
Basinger, Florida and that is where
Peter and Louisiana married.
"Peter and his father were cat-
tlemen and as Basinger grew Peter
decided to move his cattle and
family further southeast to what
was known as the Bend, near Lake
Okeechobee. In 1896 he built a
bam and cabin of logs on high
ground not too far from Taylor
Creek (named after Col. Zachary
Taylor during the Seminole wars.)
"Eventually he built a fine two-
story home with porches all
around it. This house was the gath-
ering place for people to come and
visit as Louisiana loved people and
company. You might say she was a
'y'all come' person.
"This house had the first post
office in it with first postmaster
being Peter and later his daughter
Mattie was post mistress. Peter
would take the mail to Ft. Drum
and bring back the mail to his
house twice a week. There were
eight Raulerson children to be edu-
cated, so Peter proceeded to start a
school.
"He had to go to Ft. Drum and
bring other children to stay at his
.house during school time in order
to establish a real school. Peter was
a civic-minded citizen and served
as mayor of Okeechobee, donated
land for the cemetery, gave a lot to
the Red Cross to be auctioned off
for funds during World War I. He
also donated land for the First Prim-
itive Baptist church (which was his


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and his wife's faith) for a church to
be built on. He was a wealthy man
but lost his money when the bank
went broke during the 'depres-
sion'.
"Peter and Louisiana (better
known as Aunt Anna and Uncle
Pete to most people) were friendly
with the Seminole Indians who
would camp in their yard and visit.
They would bring huckleberries
that they had picked in the woods
and Louisiana would give them
clabber, which they liked to eat. My
family told how the Indian chief's
son was real ill and the medicine
man was not helping him, so the
father came to get Louisiana to
help the child.
"She went to their camp and
put a poultice on the child and
remained with him through the
night. The medicine man resented
her being there and glared at her
the whole time she worked with
the boy. She was fearful for her life,
if the child had died, but the boy
was better the next day and she
was free to go home.
"She was good to the Indians
and friendly with them and didn't
mind them camping in her yard by
the porch, but she didn't want
them lying in her swing on the
porch because they smelled of
smoke and greasy meat. The Indi-
ans thought enough of her to name
their children after the Raulerson
girls, Ada, Faith and Mattie.
"Great-grandma loved her flow-
ers. She had beds of flowers of all
kinds in her front yard with just a
grassy walkway to the front porch
entrance. When she would visit
someone who had a bush that she
didn't have she would ask for a cut-
ting to plant in her yard. When peo-
ple came to visit her they would
bring a plant of a kind she didn't
have tnd that really pleased her.
Her brother was a tomato-grower
in Homestead and brought her the
first Ixora plant to grow in Okee-
chobee. When it bloomed we
were all told to come see it in
bloom, it was so rare.
"When I was a little girl, I was
given a miniature wood-burning
stove which really cooked and
baked. Great-grandma would give
me some of her biscuit dough to
make biscuits and bake in my little
stove. Grandpa Peter would let me
pick some of his little cherry toma-
toes and my friends and I would
make tomato gravy to go' on our
biscuits.
"I never knew what happened
to my little stove after I went to live
with my mother. I had lived with
my Grandma Adline since I was
four years old as my mother had to
work out of town and send money
to help support my brother and me
as well as my aunt Lois and uncle
Dude who were still kids at home
with GrandmaAdline.
"Great-grandma Louisiana
believed you should never have
idle .hands even when sitting in the
swing or chair resting. She would
bring her sewing basket over to our
, house, which was" behind her
house and do her mending while
she visited. She taught me how to
sew with a needle and do embroi-
dery when I was veryyoung.
"I also remember going to the
comer store to get bread for her


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"This was the house where I grew up. There are two pictures
just like this, but the pine tree on the left has been hit by light-
ning in this one. I was in the house when it happened,"
recalled Mrs. Mixon.


and she would give me pennies to
buy a small bag full of candy (five
Hershey kisses for a penny, bubble
gum big as a jaw breaker, etc). I
can still hear her calling to me as I
walked away to hold back my
shoulders and hold my head up
high as I had nothing to be
ashamed of. She also reminded me
to be a lady at all times.
"She would have my Aunt Lois
and me come clean her upstairs
bedrooms when it 'was fifth Sun-
day meeting at church and the
preacher and mends would come
to stay with her while they were in
town. She would give us sacks
(burlap bags) and a bucket of
soapy water to clean with. We
would wet the sacks in the bucket,
place them on the wood floor and
scrub with our feet shuffling on the
sacks to mop up the dust. For this
hard work she would give us a
quarter .apiece, which was big
money at that time. "
"Lois had to go over every
morning to help Great-grandma
milk her scrawny cows who didn't
give much milk. Some of the milk
was put in big pans to sit on the
counter to sour and make clabber,
which was used to make biscuits.
The heavy cream was skimmed off
and put into a t o.-quart fIdSi-on i i
and churned to make butter.
"While she churned the cream
by gently rocking the jar back and
forth she would walk through her
flowers, pausing to remove a bug
or such from her plants. After the
butter was removed from the jar
the buttermilk was saved for
Grandpa Peter. This was one of his
favorites. Their big round oak table
always was set with the sugar bowl
on it and a spoon holder with
spoons in it to stir your cup of cof-
fee.
"I was given this spoon holder
as a keepsake, by Aunt Faith, their
daughter, and I still have'it. Grand-
pa had his garden across the road
from the house where the dirt was
rich. He grew his sweet potatoes
and pumpkins there, which were
his favorites. When mature, he
would store them under the porch
on hay.
"I would crawl under the porch
to get whatever Great-grandma
wanted to cook that day. He also
grew peas and greens of all kinds. It
is said he was plowing when the
horse bolted pulling Grandpa and
the plow down in the mud face
first! Not being a cursing man all he
said was 'confound it'. He might
say 'blame thing' sometimes.
"Of course he had horses and
stables near the bam and he would
let me and my friends ride them.
He would tell us he would saddle
up the horses for us if we could
catch them. We had trouble getting
the horses in the pasture so we
would hide the rope behind our
back and hold out a bucket of com
to attract them. If they saw the-
rope, forget it! But if we caught
them he would come saddle them
up for us.


"He still rode his horse when he
was in his eighties and would be so
stiff with arthritis that when he got
off the horse his legs would still be
bent until he could stretch them
out walking. Another thing he
would do for us was to peel
oranges for us while we waited
under the tree for him to plug it so
we could suck the juice out of the
orange. He had a fairly big pock-
etknife, which had bright green
sides on it that I thought was real
pretty.
"His hair was snow white and
he parted it in the middle and it
would curl up on the sides even
though he would wet it to try to
keep it down. He had a little mirror
hung on the wall of the back porch
with a small shelf under it for his
shaving mug and razor and that is
where he did his grooming.
"His old work wagon was kept
in a small barn near the side of the
house. My friends and I would sit in
it and pretend to be driving it.
Great-grandma's sidesaddle hung
on the wall.in this barn. There was
a big red sow in a lean-to on the
side of the bam and we were afraid
of her, as she would grunt at us.
when we went near her. Of course,
we were told to stay away from her
but we were curious kids.
"Great-grandma had her chick-
en lot on the north side of the
house and in the late afternoon she
would tell me to go turn the chick-
ens out to scratch around the yard.
If they went to the front of the
house and started towards her
flower beds she would call our dog
'Mutt' to come chase them back
behind the back of the house.
"Then they would be shut up in
the hen house for the night. The
smokehouse was in this chicken
lot and I would be sent out there to
get a jar of canned peas for Great-
grandma. This was scary for me as
the smoke house had an open pit
in the center of it and there were
shelves on the walls above with
just no more than a catwalk
around it for a floor. The buckskin
thongs hung in the rafters, from
which they would hang the hams
to be smoked, and the canned jars
of vegetables were stored on the
shelves on the walls. The fire was
built on the ground beneath the
open pit and the smoke would rise
up into the smokehouse. It smelled
real good in there.
"Grandma Adline would be sit-
ting in the swing on her porch and
Great-grandma would call from
the back porch of her house for
Adline to come over to see whoev-
er was visiting Great-grandma.
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Adline because she may not care to
see whoever was over there but
she had to go.
I think my Great-grandma was
some spunky little lady to leave civ-
ilization so to speak and strike out
across the woods with Grandpa
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Tiger tennis squad serves up victory over LaBelle


It was only a few weeks ago
that the Clewiston Tiger tennis
squad netted a clean sweep over
the Cowboys from LaBelle, and
despite this week's match up
being a little closer, the Tigers
served up their fourth victory of
the season.
Josh Ingram, sitting at the
number one seed for the Tigers,
put Clewiston on the right track
with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory, but the
Cowboys knotted the match up
with a closely contested victory at


the number two seed.
Clewiston's Patrick Morton
emerged from a first set battle (7-
5) to take control of the number
three seed contest and took the
second set without much struggle
with a 6-0 score. Raymond Guerra
put the Tigers in position of clos-
ing out the match with wins of 6-2
and 6-4 at the number four seed.
Guerra's victory gave the Tigers
their third win on the day, one
short of closing out the team victo-
ry. Clewiston only needed to pick


up a win in one of the three
remaining matches and managed
to pull it off with a victory at the
number two doubles after a dra-
matic marathon battle at the num-
ber one doubles went the way of
the Cowboys who also won the
number five seed match up to
knot the action up at three wins
apiece.
Morton and Guerra teamed up
to secure the Tiger victory by win-
ning an 8-6 battle.
The victory gives the Tigers


their fourth win of the season as
they continue preparations for dis-
tricts. The Tigers have a couple of
more matches to accomplish that,
but will also be sending their play-
ers into the Tiger Slam Tennis
Tournament, part of the Sugar Fes-
tival activities.
Ingram has already been hon-
ing his tournament skills after
teaming up with a Belle Glade res-
ident to win the Black Gold Tennis
Tournament championship dur-
ing the annual Black Gold Festival.


Clewiston wrestling club heads to NHSCA nationals


. This weekend Clewiston's
Wrestling Club went to Fort Myers
High School for the NHSCA Nation-
al Qualifier. Those who place in the
top four will qualify for Nationals in
Virginia Beach this summer.
Those from Clewiston who


placed were:
Randy Massie-Elementry-Ist
place
Kris Smith-High School-Ist place
Anthony Smith-High School-4th
place, Middle School-3rd
Antravon Smith-Middle School-


3rd
DJ Hannum-Middle School-4th
"I was really proud of these kids
this weekend," said club and high
school head coach Jess Alford.
"They showed skill and sports-
manship. These athletes are the


building blocks of a great team to
come. Randy, Antravon, and DJ are
all young but very talented kids
who love the game. Kris and
Anthony are high schoolers setting
good examples for the younger
generation."


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IPeanut wins third annual Chihuahua relay race
By Mark Young


. BELLE GLADE The third
annual Chihuahua relay race drew
35 dogs and hundreds of people to
the Black Gold Jubilee held at the
Belle Glade Marina over the week-
end.
Held by Doctor Noelle Saved-
off, a Belle Glade veterinarian, the
event has grown steadily over the
last three years.
"We had 35 dogs enter the
race," said Dr. Savedoff. "The first
year we had about 20 and people
really seem to like it. We had close
to 30 dogs register early and had
dozens of last minute calls from
people who wanted to get
involved."
While the races are named
after the small Chihuahua breed, it
was open to all dogs under 25
pounds. The only condition was
that a pre-race examination was
required, which Dr. Savedoff pro-
vided free of charge.
The race was formatted into
three heats with racing lanes set
up at the marina. A leash runner
began the race at one end of the
course, dashed to where a second
handler was waiting with the dog,
the leash was hooked, and the sec-
ond handler raced the dog back to
the finish line.
Finalists from each heat were
declared and a final dash to first
place was awaiting "Peanut", who
defeated five other finalists for the
first place trophy.
Running Peanut through the
course were Travis and Cody
,Becraft. Cherri Anderson and six-
year-old Shawna Marfil ran Choco-
late to second, while Kathy
Boswell and her grandson saw Tia
Maria take third.
If you think Chihuahua racing
isn't a contact sport, you missed all
the action at the marina as dogs

Sports Briefs


Staff photo/Mark Young
Winners of the third annual Chihuahua races show off their prizes and race-winning dogs.
Second place winners Cherri Anderson and six-year-old Shawna Marfil with Chocolate, first
place winners were 10-year-old Travis Becraft and 12-year-old Cody Becraft, and third place
was Kathy Boswell with Tia Maria.

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Danielle Powell races her dog "Baby Girl" to the front of the .
pack during the third annual Chiliuahua relay races, part of -Short-legged dogs had some
the annual Black Gold Jubilee. trouble keeping up with their
enthusiastic human handlers
went astray, taking out parts of the without a hitch and turned out to during the relay races at
course, and some minor injuries be a real crowd-pleaser. This Black Gold, in Belle Glade.
occurred when excited human year's Black Gold Jubilee was said The third annual Chihuahua
animals out paced their short- to be one of the best thus far and relay races is growing into
legged friends, occasionally caus- gauging by the number of events,
ing some grass stains on the dogs' booths, and packed crowds, it's one of the more popular
stomachs. easy to see why there were so events as this year saw 35
All in all, the relay races went manysmilesontheday. dogs enter into competition.


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Have fun and exercise at the
same time by participating in the
2005 Tiger Slam Tennis Tourna-
ment. The tournament will consist
of men's doubles, women's dou-
bles, men's singles and women's
singles. Play began Sunday, April
10, with those advancing to the
finals taking the court Saturday,
April 16. Come out and cheer on
the finalists.

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-
lene 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.

More coaching
help needed
The Clewiston Youth Baseball
League is still in need of sponsors
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228-0475. Umpires are also needed
this year a certification is required.
,For more information in how to get
involved with your community's
youth through America's pastime,
contact Kevin Durance at 228-0636,


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(Next to Hungry Howles)
216 S. Main St
863.675.3288


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has new teams
Clewiston welcomes AAU trav-
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teams for ages 12 and under and
for those 14 and under. Home
games are played at the Sugarland
Park Sports Complex. Admission is
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provide jobs.
"After almost four months with
no response from the county, we
received an extensive rewrite of
both agreements under cover let-
ter dated Dec. 16, 2004. The
revised agreement had many new
and unacceptable terms," Mr.
Green stated.
Calling the. negotiations "diffi-
cult, time consuming and. expen-
sive," Mr. Green noted that Waste
Management has already spent
$200,000 on Glades County's pro-
fessional fees and has received a
bill for another $45,000.
"The amounts for fees and
expenses already incurred are
excessive and far and above any
sums that were anticipated and
that have been historically
encountered in such transac-
tions," he wrote. "It appears there
is no end to the amount of attor-
ney's fees and other expenses
that would be incurred in this
process with no assurance of


reaching an agreement."
Mr. Green said the revised
agreement the county submitted
also included many provisions
Waste Management had never
agreed to and would not agree to..
For example, the county's version
required Waste Management to
take on the obligation for any
existing environmental problems
at the county landfill. The coun-
ty's version required Waste Man-
agement to use as many solid
waste transfer stations as the
county wanted, instead of the one
transfer station Waste Manage-
ment agreed to install. The draft
agreement was also modified to
change the per-ton waste dispos-
al rate of $38.50 to $27.67 for the
first 24 months of the contract.
"It is obvious we are so far
apart that further attempts to
resolve these matters will be
futile," Mr. Green concluded.
At the April 12 meeting, the
Glades County Commissioners
considered their options and
agreed to contact the other com-
panies that had responded to the
original request for proposals.


"We've put a lot of time
money into this," said Commis-
sion Chairman K.S. Jones. "I hate
to outright drop it and start with
someone else."
Commissioner Paul Beck said
he was quite a bit surprised when
he read the letter. He added that
he learned from a Waste Manage-
ment representative that they are
already making plans to site the
glass recycling plant in another
county.
. Trying to get Waste Manage-
ment to reconsider and reopen
negotiations would be "beating .a
dead horse," he said.
"We can't make them negoti-
ate," agreed Commissioner Rus-
sell Echols.
Commissioner Alvin Ward said
the whole process was "taking a
lot longer than any of us thought it
would. Time is clicking away," he
added.
Mr. Davis said whether or not
the county is now obligated to
open negotiations with the next
company on the list depends on
how the original request for pro-
posal was written.


"I don't think you have to
negotiate with all of these vendors
no matter how long it takes," he
said.
The commissioners asked
county staff to contact the other
vendors who submitted propos-
als and determine what the
options are for discussion in two
weeks at their next meeting.
Mr. Echols said in future
requests for proposal, he does not
want to use the ranking system.
He said he would like to have
competing vendors meet with the
commission and put all the
options on the table.
Donna Storter, who spoke as a
member of the public, said many
of the changes made to Waste
Management's proposal were
never discussed at public meet-
ings.
"Since the attorneys and coun-
ty manager were marking up the
contract, changing things that
were not discussed at county
commission meetings, it was per-
ceived by Waste Management
that another committee was
negotiating instead of the county


commission," she said. She added that the commission-
Ms. Storter said she read ers may have been individually
through all of the county commis- discussing the contract with the
sion meeting transcripts and is county manager or attorneys.
sure these things were not dis- "It was a learning experience,".
cussed in the public meetings. she said.



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Director Larry Luckey said,
"The important aspect of this
foundation is the opportunity for
the citizens and businesses of
Glades County to participate in
making possible these funds for
deserving scholars. As the years
go by this, of course, means that
not only will the recipient in 2005
receive the $3,000 but the recipi-
ent from 2004 will receive his/her
second year scholarship of anoth-
er $3,000.
This will continue until the
four years are completed. Thus
the need grows at least by $3,000
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Ford Ambulance to be transferred
to the sheriff's department for use
as a mobile emergency unit. The.
sheriff said a grant will pay for an
emergency trailer that can be
pulled behind the ambulance.
The vehicles can be used in
remote areas in emergencies
such as hurricanes, the sheriff


"Our goal this year is $40,000
for deserving scholars," he said.
"Every school, college or universi-
ty has increased in cost this year,
and even though this amount
may seem like a lofty g6al, I feel
the citizens of Glades County and
its businesses will meet our goal.
No contribution is too small...or
too large. And, of course, all con-
tributions are tax deductible."
Glades County School Board
Member Mike Pressley said,
"There is not a better investment
than a student's education.
Through the efforts of the Moore
Haven High School Scholarship
Foundation's Board of Directors, a
mechanism has been created
enabling everyone to make this
investment. Contributions to the
Moore Haven High School Schol-
arship Foundation will help our
graduates take that next step to


explained.
The board approved the
county manager's suggestion to
hire Avant Brown as road superin-
tendent.
Tax Collector Gail Jones
asked the board to pay for exter-
mination services to rid her
department's storage unit of
insects. She explained that
because there is not enough stor-
age space in the tax collector's
office, they have to rent a storage
unit.


post-secondary education, adult-
hood and securing our future.
Wayne Aldridge, superintend-
ent of Glades County Schools
said, "We should all remember
that it takes an entire community
to help with the assistance of col-'
lege expenses for our high school
graduating seniors. The assis-
tance we give our graduating
scholars will give them more time
to concentrate on academics,
rather than on finances."
Mr. Aldridge said there is hot
greater investment than one can


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received assurance from Glades
County Commissioner David
Whiddon that the commission
wasn't even going to discuss the
issue further and that Mr. Miller
had permission to erect the light
under certain conditions.
Mr. Miller said that as long as
he and fellow residents were will-
ing to pay for the light and pay to
maintain it, then the light could go
up.
"The county should be paying
for it, but I already am paying to
maintain it, which costs me about
$8-$9 a month," said Mr. Miller.
The low cost to run what is-
equivalent to a floodlight is not,
the issue, nor was it the issue,


make than to support the youth of
this country.
Please make checks payable
to: Moore Haven High School
Scholarship Foundation, Inc., in
care of Wayne Aldrich, PO Box
459, Moore Haven, FL, 33471, to
help the youth of Glades County.
It is important to note that.
none of the directors of the Foun-
dation receive any funds or
expenses of any kind for their
services. All donations go to the
support of the students' inten-
tions to further their education.


according to Mr. Miller who said it
was only a matter of some com-
missioners worried about the
larger voting population in Turkey
Creek rather than the concern of
residents in close proximity to the
bus stop.
Mr. Miller said 29 people
showed up at the commission
meeting where the light was on
the agenda and all 29 people sup-
ported the issue, but were voted.
down by the commission any-
way. But Mr. Miller is satisfied that
the safety concerns will be met,
regardless of who takes the
responsibility.
"It's cheaper for me to pay that
bill than it would be if I ran a light
to my garage," said Mr. Miller.
"I've been assured that this is
going to fly and I'm glad because
the kids need it."


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

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

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. Regular
bingo is played Tuesdays, at 12:30
p.m. Lunch is available each day.


Members and qualified guests
may play. Wednesday feature an
Italian dinner or alternate entr e
from 5-7:15 p.m. and Saturday's
dinner is from 5-7:15 p.m. Music
for dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. Call
the lodge to see who is playing.
Sunday morning breakfast is
served from 8-10:15 a.m.

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


VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Monday
through Wednesday 10 a.m.-8
p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-11
p.m., or later; -and Sunday, 1-8
p.m. Happy hour is from 4-6 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday. 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 Sat-
urday, hotdogs with kraut are'
served at noon. Saturday dart dou-
bles 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 safe-
ty 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
requirements. Call 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.


Mentors needed,
West Glades School needs
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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.-2:3Q p.m.,
please call Billy Marchal at West
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TALLAHASSEE Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher recently released a list of
Florida's top 10 scams used to
cheat investors out of hundreds
of millions of dollars. Gallagher
said that while his department is
always on the lookout for
crooks peddling bogus invest-
ments, the best defense against
these characters often is a vigi-
lant citizenry.
"The calls we get from
Floridians to check out an
investment or the person selling
it often lead jus to unregistered
investments and unlicensed
salesman and brokers," said Mr.
Gallagher. "When the public
calls us to verify a deal, they not
only protect themselves, they
might also protect others by tip-
ping off our investigators."
The top 10 threats to Florida
investors for 2005 are:
1. Ponzi Schemes: The prem-
ise is simple: Pay early investors
with money raised from later
investors. The only people who
make money are the promoters
who set the Ponzi in motion. On
July 30, 2004, Charles William
Cox, of Ft. Myers, and Charles D.
Gregory Jr., of Pensacola, were
sentenced for running the
schemes "European Marketing
Group", "Mammoth Capital"
and "Skyward Enterprises."
Investor's money was laun-
dered through various U.S. and
offshore businesses and bank
accounts and then misappropri-
ated by the defendants. Cox was
sentenced to 48 months and
Gregory was sentenced to 23
months in prison. They agreed
to pay over $2.7 million in resti-
tution.
2. Unlicensed Individuals
Selling Securities: Anyone sell-
ing securities without a valid
securities license should be a
red alert for investors. Call (800)
342-2762 or go to


www.fldfs.com to Verify Before
You Buy.
3. Unregistered Investment
Products: Con artists bypass
stringent state registration
requirements to pitch viatical
settlements, pay telephone and
ATM leasing contracts, and
other investment contracts with
the promise of "limited or no
risk" and high returns. James
Dent, of Plantation, Fla, was
sentenced in April of 2004 for
the sale of unregistered securi-
ties. Dent is serving eight years
probation and was ordered to
pay $290,000 in restitution.
4. Promissory Notes: Empty
promises can leave these notes
worth less than the paper they
are printed on. On Feb. 23,
2004, Alfred Michael Jaillette, of
Altamonte Springs, president of
World Vision Entertainment,
was sentenced to 51 months
incarceration and ordered to
pay restitution of $18,973,279
for the sale of guaranteed prom-
issory notes which were backed
by a shell company with no
assets.
5. Senior Investment Fraud:
Because of their access to a life-
time of savings, seniors contin-
ue to face investment fraud by
con artists peddling unsecured
promissory notes and other
investments that are either
fraudulent or unsuitable for
them. On Aug. 12, 2004, Philip
Mehl, age 65, of Stuart, was sen-
tenced to 20 years and ordered
to pay restitution for running,
workshops and advertisements
that offered 10-percent returns
on investments that were guar-
anteed against loss. The scam
sold over $20 million of these
bogus securities.
Last year lawmakers passed
the Sedior Annuity Suitability
law, which was proposed by
Gallagher. It requires annuities
to be compatible with the needs


of the person purchasing it.
6. High-Yield Investment
Schemes: Con artists lure
investors with promises of
triple-digit returns through
access to "risk-free guaranteed
high-yield instruments" or
something equally deceptive.
7. Internet Fraud: Stock pro-
moters are using online "boiler
rooms," instant messaging, and
fake Web sites to lure investors
into "pump-and-dump" stock
schemes.
8. Affinity Fraud: Con artists
are increasingly targeting reli-
gious, ethnic, cultural, and pro-
fessional groups. The Miami
Herald recently reported on a
Miami Beach couple who was
told about an investment by a
,neighbor who .attended the
same church. Their $25,000 was
stolen along with $180 million
that a bogus company
scammed through churches
across Florida.
9. Variable Annuity Sales
Practices: Senior investors
should beware of the high sur-
render fees and steep sales
commissions agents often earn
when they move investors into
variable annuities.
10. Viatical Settlement Agree-
ments: Many Floridians have
been the victims of viatical
investment companies that
promise very high returns with
very low risk. Gallagher has
been fighting to have lawmak-
ers pass a bill to regulate viatical
investments as securities, but
many in the industry are trying
to block this oversight.
The legislation, House Bill
1437 by Rep. Dudley Goodlette
and Senate Bill 2412 by Sen.
Rudy Garcia, would require
investments in viatical settle-
ments to be regulated as "secu-
rities". For investors, this would
mean access to company infor-
mation, any promises made to


investors would have to be doc-
umented and approved by state
.regulators, and a determination
of the investment's suitability
would have to be considered,
including the purchaser's finan-
cial and tax status, and the pur-
chaser's investment objectives.
The legislation would also
require the broker and sales
agent selling viaticals to be
licensed.
Viatical providers, like Mutu-
al Benefits and Lifetime Capital,
buy life insurance policies for
less than the face value and
resell them to investors who
seek to make money upon the
insured's death. By selling a pol-
icy for a percentage of its face
Xalue, the insured can get cash
now for medical, living or other
expenses. The tradeoff is giving
up a bigger payoff at death for
one's beneficiaries.
Before making any invest-
ment, Gallagher urged investors
to ask the following questions:
Are the seller and investment
properly licensed and regis-
tered?
Has the seller'given you writ-
ten information that fully
explains the investment?
Are claims, made for the
investment realistic?
Does the investment meet
your personal investment goals?
Mr. Gallagher also urged
investors to contact the Depart-
ment of Financial Services with
any questions about an invest-
ment product, broker or adviser
before making an investment.
Please Verify Before You Buy.
For more information call the
Department of Financial Ser-
vices at (800) 342-2762 or go to
www.fldfs.com. Information is
also available at the North
American Securities Administra-
tors' Association Fraud Center at
www.nasaa.org.


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.
Sen. Bill Nelson said he's with-
drawing his opposition to the
president's pick to lead the
Environmental Protection
Agency, following the nomi-
nee's decision to cancel a highly
controversial government pro-
gram to test pesticides on
babies in Jacksonville.
Nelson earlier this.weejk put.
a hold on blocked the EPA
nominee, Stephen L. Johnson,
because he refused in Senate
testimony to cancel the pro-
gram that would pay Jack-
sonville families for allowing
young children to be exposed to
pesticides in exchange for cash
payments, a T-shirt and a calen-
dar. The program was contro-
versial not only because it
involved exposing babies to
pesticides, but also because, it
was funded in part by the chem-
ical industry.
"I'm glad. I'm happy. EPA
came to its senses," Senator
Nelson said Friday, when
informed of Johnson's change
of heart about canceling the so-
called Children's Health Envi-
ronmental Exposure Research
Study. Nelson spoke by phone
with Johnson Friday about 3:45
p.m.
Johnson told Nelson the pro-
gram was "dead" and said the
EPA would return the American
Chemical Council's $2.1 million
contribution intended to partial-
ly fund it. A 24-year veteran
employee of, EPA, Johnson
recently was nominated by
President Bush to become the
agency's head. He has to be
confirmed by the Senate, which
likely would not have held a
hearing because of Nelson's
expressed opposition.
Statement by Stephen L.
Johnson, Acting Administrator
of the Environmental Protection


Agency, canceling research
study:
(Washington, D.C.-April 8,
2005) "On April 8, 2005, I can-
celled the Children's Health
Environmental Exposure
Research Study.
"The Children's Health Envi-
ronmental Exposure Research
Study was designed to fill criti-
cal data gaps in our understand-
ing of how children may be
exposed to pesticides (such as
bug spray) and chemicals cur-
rently used in households.
Information from the study was
intended to help EPA better pro-
tect children. EPA will continue
to pursue the goal of protecting
children's health.
"Last fall, in light of ques-
tions about the study design,. I
directed that all work on the
study stop immediately and
requested an independent
review. Since that time, many
misrepresentations about the
study have been made. EPA sen-
ior scientists have briefed me on
the impact these misrepresenta-
tions have had on the ability, to
proceed with the study.
"I have concluded that the
study cannot go forward,
regardless of the outcome of the
independent review. EPA must
conduct quality, credible
research in an atmosphere
absent of gross misrepresenta-
tion and controversy.
"As a scientist and a 24-year
employee of the EPA, I have a
deep passion for the Agency's
mission to protect human
health and the environment.
Continual review and reassess-
ment is a fundamental aspect of
scientific progress, and I am
committed to ensuring that
EPA's research is based on
sound science with the highest
ethical standards."


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Other areas to consider include the master
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rooms."
2. Maintenance improvements are neces-
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to go up as a result. Exterior paint jobs may
help increase the "curb appeal" of your
home, but since maintenance is a necessary
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Happenings at Senior Connections


Clewiston Faith inAction
upcoming events
Senior Connections Faith in
Action in Clewiston Coalition
meeting will take place Thursday,
April 21 at 8:30 a.m. at the Senior
Center next to John Boy Auditori-
um, 1200 South WC. Owen Ave.
The purpose of Faith in Action is to
match volunteers with those who
are chronically ill, to help them
with different activities of daily liv-
ing. The first volunteer program
orientation session for Faith in
Action in Clewiston will take place
Thursday, April 28, at 2 p.m. Faith in
Action volunteers, "care partners,"
can provide a variety of helpful
services, including making friendly
phone calls, shopping for groceries
or just being a compassionate lis-
tener. Please join us in this nation-
wide volunteer program. Call (863)
983-7088 or (863) 675-1446 for
more information.


Free services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders)
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of charge
at Nobles Center and in Moore
Haven at Senior Connections
offices. Legal help from Florida
Rural Legal Services is available at
the Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle,
April 13 from 9:30-11:30 am. and
April 28 in Moore Haven from 9:30-
Noon. (Must call 675-1446 in
LaBelle or 946-1821 in Moore
Haven to make appointment.)
"NEW" medication assistance
through LEAPS is available April 20
from 1-5 p.m. at Senior Connections
office in Moore Haven.
Trash to treasure
Save the Date Memory Mobile
and the next Trash to Treasures
Indoor Flea Market at Nobles Center


are both on Friday morning, April 15.
Post Disaster Help
for Older Adults
Disaster funds are still available


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 Clewis-


ton on Mondays and Tuesdays,
(983-7088) and LaBelle Wednes-
day through Friday (675-1446).
Upcoming meetings
and events
Family Caregiver Support Group
free meetings in April will feature
discussions with a Parkinson's dis-


ease specialist from Lee Parkin-
son's Care in Ft. Myers. All meet-
ings take place from 4-5 p.m. at
local Senior Connections offices.
Next meetings 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.


Greater Everglades Ecosystem
Restoration meeting to be held


MIAMI Anyone interested in
the restoration of the Everglades is
invited to attend the South Florida
Ecosystem Restoration Working
Group meeting held in West Palm
Beach, April 19-20.
The meeting is open to the pub-
lic and is being held at the South
Florida Water Management District
Headquarters, located at 3301 Gun
Club Road (Building B-1, Govern-
ing Board Conferences Room). A
detailed draft agenda and direc-
tions can be found at the Task
Force home page on the Internet
(www.sfrestore.org) and during
the meeting a link will be provided
to view a live broadcast. (Direc-
tions are also available by calling
(561) 686-8800). Anyone interest-
ed is encouraged to attend and an


opportunity will be provided for
public comment at 5:45 p.m. April
19 and at 11:25 a.m. April 20.
On Tuesday, April 19, the work-
ing group will meet from 1-6 p.m.,
followed by a no-host social. The
agenda includes a review of the
Aquifer Storage and Recovery pro-
gram.
Updates will be provided about
activities of the Recover Group and
its final recommendations on Inter-
im Goals and Targets. Updates will
also be provided on outreach activ-
ities, litigation,, legislation, and
Working Group initiatives related
to Biscayne Bay, Kissimmee Valley,
and land acquisition. Following
public comment, the meeting will
adjourn for the evening followed
by a no-host social.


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Bonita Bay Group is partnering
with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection to par-
ticipate in four projects, each
designed to measure the effects
of various practices on water
quality. The projects may be used
as case studies in the FDEP man-
ual that define best management
practices and provide examples
of low-impact development
(LID) techniques. LID incorpo-
rates development in harmony
with a site's existing natural fea-
tures while employing pollution
prevention measures.
"The ultimate goal is to use
this information to create a sin-
gle, statewide storm-water treat-
ment rule," said Eric Livingston,
bureau chief of the FDEP's
Watershed Management Pro-
gram.
Shadow Wood Preserve, The
Brooks and Bonita Bay, all mas-
ter-planned communities being
developed by The Bonita Bay
Group, were chosen as project
sites.
Livingston and Kim Fikoski,
senior environmental manager
for The Bonita Bay Group,
designed the experimental proj-
ects to illustrate methods devel-
opers can use to improve and


preserve the quality of natural
waterways, lakes and under-
ground water supplies by reduc-
ing the contaminants carried by
storm-water runoff.
Two projects are under way at
Shadow Wood Preserve, the 440-
acre community in South Lee
County.
1. A rooftop garden some-
times referred to as an eco-roof
or green roof is growing atop
the maintenance storage build-
ing. The experimental garden,
with a total of 2,400-square feet,
is the first green roof without irri-
gation in southwest Florida. The
purpose is to determine which
plant materials grow best in this
environment and the garden's
effect on the volume and quality
of storm-water runoff. According
to Livingston, the green roof is
the first in Florida.
2. Pervious (porous) paving
materials are being compared to
standard asphalt in a select park-
ing area within the community.
The porous materials allow rain-
water to seep through instead of
running off too quickly. The
objective of this study is already
being met to demonstrate that
the volume of runoff can be sig-
nificantly reduced, and can be fil-
tered in a natural way, meaning a
higher quality water will make its


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community in Bonita Springs,
one project is currently under
way:
Lake aeration, which prevents
deterioration of retention ponds,
has historically been used when
the water depth is greater than 12
feet. This project is evaluating
whether the principle applies to
ponds in Southwest Florida.
Bonita Bay, The Bonita Bay
Group's 2,400-acre flagship com-
munity in Bonita Springs, was
chosen for the fourth project:
The water quality of a large
water-retention pond that has a
minimal littoral zone was tested.
Littoral zones are the marshy
areas that surround lakes and the
shallow waters of the lake
perimeters. Natural plants, such
as marsh grasses, act as filters to
remove contaminants as runoff
makes its way into lakes and
waterways. In this study, littoral
plants will be installed this
spring, and the water quality of
the pond will be monitored to
measure the plants' effective-
ness. The plantings also provide
additional food sources and shel-
ter for marsh and wading birds.
"In order to do the studies, we


needed a company that was will-
ing to partner with the agency,
and that is not easy to find," said
Livingston. "It's very unusual for
a company to volunteer for proj-
ects like this and to want to work
closely with regulatory agencies.
One of the great things about The
Bonita Bay Group is their com-
mitment to environmental inno-
vation, environmental quality
and their investment in studies
and projects like these."
"The Bonita Bay Group has
been a leader in environmental
responsibility and sustainable
development," said Fikoski.
"Declining water quality in our
natural waterways is a critical
issue in Southwest Florida. We
also partner with other agencies
in drafting solutions and then
implementing them. Collaborat-
ing with the. FDEP is a natural
complement to that work.",
Fort Myers-based Johnson
Engineering is participating in
the studies and collecting the
data being used in the evalua-
tions.
For information about FDEP's
efforts, visit their .Web site at
www.dep.state.fl.us/water/water
sheds/index.htm.
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LYKES BROS., INC.
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Has an opening for:
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Applicant must have: one (1) year prior
experience with farm equipment and a
valid Florida drivers license.
Applications accepted:
Mon-Fri. 8am to 3 pm
at 106 SW County Road 721
Okeechobee, FL.
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VISION ACE, HARDWARE
of Clewiston
is looking for two good people for the
following positions:
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RADIO SHACK MANAGER.
Both positions are full time with
competitive salaries and good benefit
packages. Applicants should be self
starters with an energetic and
outgoing personality. Previous retai
and management experience is a must.
Please apply in person during store
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seeks an individual with
previous laboratory experience.
Minimum high school or GED required.
Good computer and math skills needed.
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Contact HR Dept. @:
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Southern Gardens is seeking a utility opera-
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working with utility systems including pota-
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refrigeration, and waste water systems.
Ability to pass PFT fit test and respiratory
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work and weekends required. Good pay, bo-
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open until filled.
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P.O. Box 1840
LaBelle, FL 33975-1840
863-675-5270
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A new facility on Hwy 80, East of LaBelle,
has multiple employment opportunities for
individuals desiring to work with animals.
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ness. $49 BILLION Left
unclaimed from 2004.
Live Operators! (800)606-
6081 Ext #75.

Loans by phone. Up to
$1000 in 24hrs. No Credit
Check! Bank Account Req.
(888)350-3722
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m.

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



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







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







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.,x: (561)996-9066

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


Anyone
who has a
problem wall 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-
merelo St. 350 ft. from
Clewiston Police Dept.
863-983-6663, 983-2808
after hrs 983-8979


ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE
Do you earn $800/day? 30
Machines, Free Candy All
for $9,995. (800)814-
6323 B02000033. CALL
US: We will not be under-
'mnldl

Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income
& rewards. Choose Avon!
863-677-0025


WORK FROM HOME
Part Time / Full Time
VISIT
www.getvideogetpaid.com


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Flea Treatments

Available l4 )
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W Ventumr Ave* Clewiston, FL 33440


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 5415
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 5.5
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer, Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes., Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps .'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies'
Services. 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
TelevisionRadio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER: 2005 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659


INDIAN LANCE Rare, From
the Plains Indian. Museum
quality. $2500. (863)763-
0072.


CHEST FREEZER Good con-
dition. $50. (863)763-
7358.

MICROWAVE- Samsung,
with microwave cart, ex-
cellent condition, $50.
(863)763-3451.

REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
Side By Side w/3rd door.
Works really good. $125
neg. (863)675-2440

Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
763-6257/763-0818.

STOVE, GE, Electric, All
works well. $100 or best
offer. (863)675-2440


Sunrise Appliances
New, Used, Scratch & Dent
Full Factory Warranty
Lowest Prices Guaranteed
401 US Hwy. 27
Moore Haven, Fl
(863)94672666

UPRIGHT FREEZER White,
14.1 cu. ft. $50. Can deliv-
er within LaBelle. Call Rob-
ert (863)675-2199.



BOOKS Assortment from
Romance to Encyclopedia.
10-20 boxes. $100.
(863)635-3439.


BUILDING SALE! "Built To
Last/Priced To Sell!" Eco-
n omical all steel arch
style. Best for wind/snow.
Many sizes/shapes. Pio-
neer (800)668-5422.
Since 1980.
www.poineersteel.com.
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.
STEEL BUILDINGS EZ
BUILD AISC Certification -
Office/Warehouse., Shop/
Garage, Arena/Barn,
Hangers. A plant near you!
Will beat any price or
$205. (800)993-4660,
www.universalsteel.com.



ALUMINUM AWNINGS 3,
40"W x 60"L, 45"W x
,.42"H, 75"W x 49"H $350.
Will Sep. 863-467-6102
LUMBER, Pressure Treated,
4x4x10. Approx. 150.
$1500 valub. $900 for all,
will sep. (863)843-0058
METAL ROOFING' SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
PIPE- used HDPE, 8-12",
various lengths, make of-
fer. (561)992-2482.




INDOOR/OUTDOOR CAR-
PET-Sears, new, 8.5x12,
teal blue, UV protected,
$50. (863)674-1695.



GRECO CRIB SET Converts
to Day bed & then to a
double bed. $125. Or best
offer. (863)357-3575.


LADIES BOOTS Brand new,
Tony Lama, Black cherry
w/lizard. 7, Must see.
$175. (863)634-0387


COMPUTER MACHINE -
366c Tower complete all
books & disks, 17" moni-
tor, $200. (772)461-8822
PAINTING of Loxahatchee
River by I. Fletcher of Jupi-
ter '50's. $200. (772)461-
8822


BEDROOM SET, 3 pcs., (No
Bed) $350. (239)728-
5172

BEDROOM SUITE girls
5pcs. Antique white stain
w/pink floral design $400
(863)983-7775
BED SKIRTS, (2) Twin, light
green, $6. (863)467-
8681

BUNK BEDS Twin, Solid
wood w/bunky boards.
Rarely used. $225 863-
634-5943.

CEDAR CHEST
$50. (863)763-9647

CHEST, Dark wood. Great
for blankets. Good condi-
tion. $45. 863-763-0634

CHINA CABINET, White,
Wood. $150 239)728-
5172

Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.
DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.


Employment
Full Time


cludes Cover. Will Deliver.
Full Warranty. Can Finance
W.A.C. Payments Under
$100 per Month. In a Hur-
ry. Call (800)980-7727.

WOLFF TANNING BEDS
Buy Direct and Save! Full
Body units from $22 a
month! FREE Color Cata-
log CALL TODAY!
(800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.






ORGAN- Hammond, Model
Elegante, 2 manual, full
pedal, Best offer, Free to
church or non profit.
(863)675-0215.


In Belle Glade
(561)996-2355



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




BOAT/RV STORAGE
Covered Bays
Reasonable Rates
Obispo Ave, Clewiston
Across from Sheriffs Dept
AJ's Secure Self Storage
(863)634-1546


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

561-993-1160


DINING ROOM SET, North-
ern Pine w/leaf. From the
60's. Made in Maryland.
$400 (863)233-3733
DINNING ROOM TABLE,
Oak w/4 velvet red & wood
chairs & leaf. Good condi-
tion.-$75 (863)902-7077
DRAWERS- Goes under
Capts. Bed. $50 or best
offer. (863)467-0987.

RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker
& swivel, cream with light
green stripes, $200.
(863)467-8681
WATERBED King size.
$100. (863)467-4049.


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- 30 Misc,
clubs, incid sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
(863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, CallowayBig
Bertha, War Bird & Regu-
lar. $165 for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
WORK CART- 4 seater,
truckbed, 36V, with charg-
er, good condition, $1100.
(863)697-2033.



EXERCISE BIKE, $20.
(863)467-2132


STEPPER, BIKE, & Multi
Task Upright weight
bench, must see, $200
neg. (863)467-2292.
TREAD MILL, Vista Master,
Electric, Great shape. Like
new. $100 (863)233-
3733



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WEDDING BANDS, Trio Set,
white gold, diamonds,
$600. (863)467-0108



New Motorized Wheel-
chairs-Scooter Type, and
Diabetic Supplies at NO
COST if eligible. Free De-
livery! Medicare or Private
Insurance accepted. We
ome To. Youl.TLGC Medj-
cal Supplies (888)601-
0641.


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5:
BRAND NEW COMPUTER
Bad Credit? No Problem!
You're approved. Guaran-
teed. No Credit Check
Checking account re-
quired. (800)507-4855
Blue Hippo Funding Call
now for free bonus.

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home. *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers'.
Job Placement Assis-
tance. Computer & Finan-
cial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121
www.tidewatertechonline-
.com.
FREE -4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
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MONTHS FREE 50+ Pre-
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over 225 channels! Limit-
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SCAT SCOOTER. '96- grey,
electric cart, wide, front
basket, good cond, 2 batt.
$325. (863)763-7697.

SPA. Must Sell. 7 Person
Deluxe. Never Used. In-


PIANO Conn, Great cond.
Asking $600. (863)357-
0471.



BEAGLE, female, 6 yrs. old,
spayed, all shots, $150.
(561)996-3939

MACAW- Blue and gold,
3yrs old, $780 or best of-
fer. (863)234-9553.

MALAMUTE WOLF/
SHEPHERD- puppies,
asking $20. (863)612-
0647.
MINIATURE DACHSHUND
4 (M) Puppies & Mother.
CKC reg. Colors vary.
$425 Neg. 863-357-2250
Peach & White Doves, (2),
old enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
PET BUNNIES- (5) to good
homes only, $50 will sell
separately. (863)983-
5633.
RABBIT CAGE, Large. $30
(863)763-3451




BASKET BALL POLE & Net.
Good condition. $45
(863)902-7077/599-1770



SAW, Table Style, Crafts-
man, 10". 27x40" Table.
$150. (863)763-7584



Agriculture
L|lLLLg)i



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.,
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8 140
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock R55
Poultry.-Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants,
Flowers 865


HORSE P afnf,.j Guildirnl
L o v e s .n ,rr i i i ,',, L ,:, : i ,
.spook 12',(,0 i- i.'- 34'. .
'2495.
REGISTERED PASO FINO
GELDING- 11 yrs, buck-
sskin color, smooth gait,
$2500 (863)447-2395.



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

PATIO TABLE Round,
Wright iron, 4 chairs. $45.
(863)763-7358.



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


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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.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
Available.
Call 863-227-6155 or
863-946-0004.


House for Rent, 2BR


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Trestle Desk
This trestle desk project is perfect for do-it-your-
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Full-size traceable patterns and straightforward con-
struction techniques simplify assembly, and special
instructions on attaching edge veneer will help even
novices achieve professional results. The project
measures about 38 inches tall by 42 inches wide by
24 inches deep.
Trestle Desk plan (No. 435).. $8.95
Desks Package (No. C77)
Four other projects ... $24.95
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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 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 Property 080


*LAND FOR SALE*
41.4 Acres
in Hendry County.
Call 239-657-5654

MONTURA LOTS 4 SALE
Call Karen Sandelli
At Barton Realty
S(863)228-0627



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainr-
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Brochure (800)841-5868.


COASTAL GEORGIA- Water
access, marshfront home-
sites. Gated community,
tennis, golf, kayaking &
canoeing. Reconstruction
discounts, limited time.
From mid-70's. (877)266-
-7376
www.coopersDoint.com.
FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low. down. For .listings
800)501-1777' ext.

LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
. $29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation, beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. 608. Sunset,
Bay, LLC.


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:
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SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
HOMESITE $230/MO. Up-
scale Golf Community set
amid Dye designed 18
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-
om Price: $59,900, 10%
down, balance financed
12 months at 4.49% fixed,
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Mobile Homes



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



AWNING
4' wide 54" high
$65.
(863)467-4191



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

LABELLE '2001, 3BR/2BA
fenced yard,$80,000.
Quite neighborhood. Call
for details 863-234-9540



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

FLEETWOOD '93, 14'x 50',
2br, 1 ba, Needs to be
moved, $2500. 863-675-
6651 aft 6pm




OF CLEWISTON

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Special 3/2 DW,
Appliances,
Screen Room
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as little as $1,800 down. PONTOON BOAT 16 Ft
Stanton Homes Boats 30)5 PONTOON BOAT, 15 Ft.
863-983-8106 Cempers.,RVs 2010 New marine plywood floor,
Jet Skiis 3015 approx. 50hrs. on Yamaha
Owner Financing Marine Accessories 3020 Motor w/powertrim & trol-
ON MOBILE HOMES Marine Miscellaneous 3025 ling motor. $3500 (863)
& LAND Motorcycles 3030 467-2609 after 2pm.
Call 863-228-1405 Sport Vehicles/ATVs .1035
Need a few more bucks to PONTOON BOAT, 20 Ft.,
purchase something deer? ,PON 1995, Sweet Water, 20 Fw/trlr.
ick up some extra bucks 1995, Sweet Water, w/trlr.
when you sell your used BOAT MOTOR '91 Mariner, & all access. $5200 or best
Items in the classified. Long shaft with controls. offer. (863)357-4751
Reading a newspaper $1100. (863)634-2761.
helps you understand the TRI-HULL, 16 Ft., 70 h
world around you. No TRI-HULL, 16 Ft., 70 hp
wonder newspaper read- Your next job could be in Evinrude. Lots of extra's.
ers are more successful today's classifieds. Did $1300 or best offer.
people you look for it? (863)946-1728


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Brechenridge
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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.

FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hy-
brid, A/C, Bunkbeds,
sleeps,7, Good Cond Ask-
ing $8500 863-467-2773


RIVERFRONT- Price Re- HONDA124M'85, 3 Wheel- Seadoo Jet Boat
duced, 35', Park trlr, er Runs $500. (863)357- Sport LE, '01
10x30 room addition in 1960. 130hp, low hrs., garage
Meadow Lark Camp- kept, boat cover & trailer
ground, $7000 or best of- $8700
fer. (863)675-3474. YAMAHA PW 80 '95, (863)983-3189/228-1277
1 -Runs good, $500.
(863)357-1960.

OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer- ,
cury 125HP, 2002, Mer. COACHMAN '98, 22', twin
Warranty until 8/08, COACHMAN '98, 22', twin
$4000, (954)553-5140. beds, new awning. Tub w/
shower, A/C Great cond READING AA'
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Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility -1055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


BUICK LESABRE '87, Good
condition. A/C, runs good.
$700. (772)618-0607.

BUICK LESABRE, '96-
needs minor work, $550.
(863)763-7023.

Dodge Dart Swinger, '73,
blue, raised rear, orig.
slant 6, $1500. (863)635-
4357 aft 5.

DODGE SHADOW'93, Con-
vertible. Good cond. Runs
good. New tires. $1400
neg. (863)946-1728

FORD TAURUS, '87- no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg.. (863)763-6396.

MAZDA 626, '00, V6, 50k
miles, leather, auto, alloys,
all power, $8100.
(863)314-0654




NISSAN STANZA 1985,
Crushed Valor Bucket Seats,
4 cyl., auto. $1500.
(561)358-6307

OLDS. DELTA 88, '86- 2dr,
90K orig miles, excellent
condition, $1000 or best
offer. (863)946-0564.

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TOYOTA CAMRY, '90- AC,
new tires, new brakes, ex-
cellent condition, $1400,
(863)877-0079. -

TRANS AM. 1985 needs
work does not run $600
negotiable (863)467-
1985



CHEVY II, '63- 2dr, al-
most Moroso ready,
$2500. (863)634-
0526.



CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
"85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072.

JEEP WRANGLER, '92-
4x4, $1800 neg. Call for
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(863)697-3656.


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GOLF CART, '97, Take off
Club Car Body, $175. Or
best offer. (863)675-
1472.
GOLF CART- Club Car, with
charger, looks and runs
great, $1000. (863)610-
0575.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


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

FORD BRONCO, '79 parts
only, $300. ISUZU PUP
'85- parts only, $150..
(863)763-5147.
OLDS TORNADO '88, Blue,
Needs work. Nice body.
Doesn't run. $200 best of-
fer. (863)467-0987
TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, New
$424 Now $350. or best
offer. 863-677-1407
TRANSMISSION TURBO
204R Rebuilt Installation
avail. $250. (863)467-
8856.
TRANSMISSION TURBO
Rebuilt Installation avail.
$300. (863)467-8856.



CAMPER SHELL For Full sz
short bed pickups w/
wedge design & ladder
bars. $400 863-634-2975
Chevy C10 Stepside, '67,
solid body, 350 eng., runs,
needs some work, $1000.
863-635-4357
DODGE RAM ,'91- w/cover,
106K miles, 318 engine,
$2200. (863)763-8343.

FORD F150 FLATBED- for
parts only. $800 or best
offer. (863)763-2775.





MATTRESS- new, for. Trac-
tor Trailer sleeper, 36x78,
plus sleeper pad mattress,
$60. (863)674-1695.


FLATBED TRAILER '93,16'
L, bumper pull w/tandem
axles. Dovetail & ramps.
$995 863-983-7734

GOOSENECK '95 Stock/
Horse TrIr., 12 Ft. long w/
tandem axles. Exc. cond.
$1995 863-983-7734
HD TRAILER 14x7, new
tires, good for cars or
heavy e quip.,,$1000 neg.
(863)234-9553.




MOTORCYCLE TRAILER,
Conteninial, Stone Shield
& Spare Tire Ramp. $850.
(561)358-6307


GMC High Top Conversion
Van, '93, good motor &
trans, 5 new tires, will
trade for 3/4 ton Chevy or
GMC Pickup of equal val-
ue. (863)763-6083



Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2004-130-CA
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, A NATIONAL BANK-
ING ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE
FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2002-2
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARIO RODRIGUEZ, et us, et al.,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Final Judgement
Scheduling Foreclosure Sale en-
tered on March 31, 2005 In this
case now pending In said Court,
the style of which is indicated
above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in front of the office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in
the Hendry County Courthouse
(being the second floor hallway of
SHendry County Courts build-
Ing), LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
Al, on the 27th day of April,
2005, the following described
property as set forth In said Order
or Final Judgement, to-wit:
THE WEST 2' OF THE NORTHEAST
'/ OF THE NORTHWEST 'A OF
THE, NORTHWEST 'A OF THE
SOUTHWEST 'A OF SECTION
13, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH,
RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT
TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN AC-
CESS ROAD OF THE NORTH 40
FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN
AS LOT 3015, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRE-
CORDED SUBDIVISION, ALONG
WITH THE 1987 HOMES OF
MERIT MOBILE HOME ID NOS.
CM34823947A AND
CM34823947B, FLORIDA TITLE
NOS. 44536385 AND
44519153, LOCATED THERE-
ON.
ORDERED at HENDRY County,
Florida, this 6th day of MARCH,
2005.
BARBRA S BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By: /S/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
567573 CGS 04/14 21/05


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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,
Plaintiff(s)
V.
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,
Sand DALIA DECASTRO, if alive, or if dead, their unknown spouses, wid-
ows, widowers, heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees, and all parties hav-
ing or claiming by, through, under, or against them, and any and all per-
sons claiming any right, title, interest, claim, lien, estate or demand
against the Defendant in regards to the following described property.in
Hendry County, Florida:
PARCEL 1 THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
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
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-A00-0061-0100
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, HENDRY 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, HENRY COUNTY
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE
EAST 30 FEETTHEREOF. 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 wrinen defenses on Plaintiffs attorney, 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, FL 33975 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 of general circulation published In Hendry County,
Florida.
Dated this 18th day of March, 2005.
RB ARA 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



REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CP050405
ALLAPATTAH INTERNAL DITCH FILLING, SECTIONS 6, 7 AND 18
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management
district, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, RFlorida
33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on
Wednesday, May 11,2005 for clearing vegetation and filling old agricul-
tural row crop ditches and field drainage ditches within Sections 6, 7 and
18 of the Allapattah property. Vegetation along existing spoil mounds will
be removed and disposed. Material from the spoil mounds adjacent to
the ditches shall be excavated and placed in the ditches to natural ground
elevation.
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Monday, April 25,
2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Martin/St. Lucie Service Center, 210 Atlanta
Avenue, Stuart, Florida. For directions call (771)223-2600. A site visit
will immediately follow. Bidders are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to at-
tendll
All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respon-
dents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for Iree
from our website www.sfwmd.oov, by purchasing a set for$128.00 at
the above address, by calling (561)682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour
BID HOTLINE 800-472-52a0. The public is invited to attend the bid open-
ing. Information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our
web site www.sfwmd.gov.
567346 CGS 04/14/05

READING A
NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD
AROUND YOU. 8


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO. 2005-08-CA
JAMES R. GAMBLE, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R. GAM-
BLE, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,. GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LI-
ENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Delendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuantto a Final Summary Judgement of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in HENORY
County, Florida, described as:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE
32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 19,
RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2510.16
FEET ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 19,
THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 851
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE
CONTINUING SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 267
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
796.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 09'10" EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 267 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 796.88 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF
THIS DESCRIPTION.
To include a:
1996 WEXFORD MOBILE HOME; VIN 10L24879 and TITLE
#72061440
A/K/A
14159 CANOPY LANE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the front office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Hendry County Courthouse (being
the second floor hallway of the Hendry County Courts Building), LaBelle,
FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on the 27th day of April, 2005.
DATED THIS 29th day of March, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accommodation to participate In this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days
priot to the proceedings. If hearing Impaired, please call (800) 955-
771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service.
564628 CGS 4/7,14/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF BILLY WAYNE
JONES Deceased.
File No.: CP 05-02
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Billy Wayne Jones, deceased,
whose date of death was Novem-
ber 20, 2004, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Glades County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 10, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. The names
and addresses of the personal rep-
resentatives and the personal rep-
resentative's attorneys are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITH-
STANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TOW (2) YEARS OF OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is April 14, 2005.
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Paul T. Trinley, Esq.
Attorney for Alaunda Vacovsky
Florida Bar No. 0131090
Kennedy & Associates, P.L.
1675 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
Suite 700 '
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Telephone: (561) 663-2484
Personal Representative:
Alaunda Vacovsky
14958 93rd Street North
West Palm Beach,Fliodda 33412
CLG 04/14, 21/05


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF 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
dead, the unknown Personal Rep-
resentative of his estate; his un-
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-
quired 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 Sugadand 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 or im-
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 Clerk
562136 CGS 3/2431-4/714

LEGAL NOTICE
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NOTICE OF MEETING
The Barron Water Control District
Board of Supervisors will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING and meeting at
10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3,
2005 at the office of the District,
3025 Dellwood Terrace, Port La-
Belle, Florida.
The purpose of the public hearing and
meeting will be to adopt a final op-
eration budget for fiscal year Octo-
ber 1,2005 through September 30,
2006, levy a per acre maintenance
tax for 2005 for lands within the
District, and conduct other busi-
ness requiring action by the
Board.
This meeting is open to the public.
W. Harold Reecer, Chairman
567385 CB/CGS 4/14 21/05
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
The undersigned does hereby certify
that Jeremle W. Story and Robert
L. Cochran conducting a Car Care
business at Clewiston, Florida, un-
der the fictitious name of Precision
Car Care and that said firm is com-
posed of the following persons
whose names and places of resi-
dence are as follows:
Jeremle W. Story
P.O. Box 507
Clewiston, FL 33440
Robert L. Cochran
P.O. Box 2424
Clewiston, FL 33440
Ownership of Precision Car Care is as
follows:
Jeremle W. Story
Robert L. Cochran
It is my attention to apply to the Flori-
da Department of State, Division of
Corporations to register the said
name of Precision Car Care under
the provisions of Chapter 90-267,
laws of Florida, Acts of 1991.
Jeremie W. Story
Robert L. Cochran
567514 CGS 4/14/05
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Financial Committee will conduct
their monthly business meeting on
Thursday, April 28th, at 10:00 a.m.
in the Conference Room at Hendry
Regional Medical Center, 500 West
Sugarland Highway, Clewiston,
Florida.
567337 CGS 04/14/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of Florida Ru-
ral Legal Services, Inc. will hold its
next regular meeting on Saturday,
April 16, 2005, at the Offices of
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.,
at 963 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland,
Florida. The meeting will begin at
approximately 10:30 A.M. Foraddi-
tional information, please call 1-
800-476-8937. The public is invit-
ed to attend.
567323 CGS 4/14/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of the Housing
Authority of the City of Belle Glade
announce that their regular monthly
meeting is scheduled for 5:00 P.M.
on April 19, 2005 at the Adminis-
tration Office in Osceola Center,
1204 NW Avenue L Terrace, Belle
Glade, FL.
567406 CGS 4/14/05
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section- of the classi-
fieds.


THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 04-716-CA DIVISION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
Vs.
STEPHEN J. HINTON, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgement of Mort-
age Foreclosure dated March 28,
005 and entered In Case No. 04-
716-CA of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for HENDRY County, Florida where-
in CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION, Is the Plain-
tiff and 'STEPHEN J. HINTON;
WANDA W. HINTON; JPMORGAN
CHASE BANK AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE C/0 RESIDENTIAL
FUNDING CORPORATION; are the
defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash IN FRONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HEND-
RY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY
80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE,
FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 27th
day of April, 2005, the following
described property as set forth In
said Final Judgment:
LOT 13, BLOCK A, RIDGEVIEW
ESTATES ADDITION NO 2
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 122, AS RECORDED IN
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA;
SAID LAND SITUATE, LYING
AND BEING IN HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 812 Sawgrass Street,
Clewiston, FL 33440
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on the March 20,
2005.
Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommoda-
tion t participate In this proceed-
Ing should contact the Deputy
Court Administrator whose office
Is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112,1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901,
telephone number (813)335-
2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDO) or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior toe this proceed-
ing.
565698 CGS 04/07/05



WESTERN COUNTY
HEALTHCARE INITIATIVE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Western County Health Care Ad-
visory Committee Is charged with
advising rn,-e Ht Tr, 1Mr. District
Board ir,, ii.,).: tii ,,,- t funding
for health initiatives In the Glades
that further the mission of the
Health Care District of Palm Beach
County. The Committee is seeking
proposals for health care related
capital funding projects in the
Glades area of Palm Beach County,
which is defined as west of 20 mile
bend.
The RFP can be accessed through
the website, www.hcdpbc.org.
Proposals must be received by
5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2005. For
additional information, contact
561-996-0129.
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Bringing all people together


RIVERA BEACH The Rivera
Beach Family Resource Center,
Family and Community Partner-
ship and the city of Rivera Beach
are pleased to announce the sec-
ond annual multicultural festival,
"Bringing All People Together"
to be held from 11 a.m. to,7 p.m.
on Saturday, May 14 at the city of
Rivera Beach Municipal Com-
plex, 600 West Blue Heron
Boulevard, Rivera Beach, Fla.
Admission is free.
The multicultural event will
provide a forum for focusing on
community pride and unity with-


in the rich cultural diversity that
is represented in the Rivera
Beach and Palm Beach County
community. Local ethnic groups
and organizations are invited to
participate by featuring various
aspects of their heritage through
food, entertainment, music, and
informational booths. We invite
all Palm Beach residents to
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share our cultural differences.
About the Sponsors:
The Rivera Beach Family
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residing in the Rivera Beach and
Palm Beach County areas. Ser-
vices include academic assis-
tance (homework and FCAT
tutorial) for local youth as well
workshop on financial manage-
ment and home improvement.
The Family and Community Part-
nership, 'a program of the
Healthcare District of Palm
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effort of member social service
agencies to promote the healthy
development and resiliency of
children in partnership with their,
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Blue tarp replacement covered by insurance


TALLAHASSEE Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher has alerted Floridians who
are still waiting to have their roofs
replaced and repaired that costs
for replacing temporary blue
tarps are reimbursable by their
insurance company.
Because of .the widespread
damage caused by the four hurri-
canes that crossed the state last
year, Florida is now. facing a
shortage of available contractors
to repair all of the property dam-
age caused by the storms.
'As we enter the spring season
in Florida, we are seeing the sun
get stronger and the heavy rains
are starting," said Mr. Gallagher.
"Many of our neighbors, unfortu-
nately, have had these tarps on
their roofs for over six months,
and the tarps may be getting
worn or loose and will provide
less protection from UV rays or
water. While we want storm vic-
tims to get a real roof over their
heads as soon as possible, we at
least want the tarps they have to
be in good shape while they
wait."
Mr. Gallagher said homeown-


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