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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 21, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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At a Glance

VA Town Hall
meeting
Edward H. Seiler, Admin-
istrator for VA Medical Center
in West Palm Beach, will
hold a Town Hall Meeting in
Clewiston. The meeting will
be held on Wednesday, April
27, starting at 11 a.m.. The
Town Hall Meeting will be
held at the VFW Post 4185 at
501 Francisco Street in
Clewiston. Veterans are
encouraged to attend, but
the meeting is open to any-
one. Mr. Seiler will be dis-
cussing the latest changes in
VA healthcare and other
Department Heads are
scheduled to attend. For
more information, please
contact Richard J. Marquith,
Hendry County Veteran Ser-
vice Officer at (863) 983-
1491.

Lion's Club
meetings
The next two regular
meetings of the Moore
Haven Lions Club will be
held Tuesday April 26 and
Tuesday May 1-0, respectively,
each starting at 5:30 p.m.
Both will be dinner meetings
and will be held at the.Ameri-
can Legion Hall on River
Road in Moore Haven.

Free services
to help elders
Insurance counseling
with a trained SHINE
(Seniors Helping with Insur-
ance Needs of Elders) coun-
selor is available every
Wednesday morning free of
charge aT Nobles Center and-
in Moore Haen at Senior
Co(nnectioris offices.

Bus driver class
The Glades County School
District will be offering a bus-
driving course for anyone
interested in driving a school.
bus for the district for daily
routes and/or extracurricular
trips. If interested, please
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 regis-
ter the night of the classes. If
you have any questions you
may call Scott Bass at (863)
946-0202 ext. 13. '

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


Lake Level

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Index
Classifieds .. .17-20
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion . . .4
School ; . . .. .. .9
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, April 21,2005 Volume 78, Number 45


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County renews other options


Waste Management Inc. and
Glades County have stopped
negotiations for solid waste dis-
posal, having declared an
impasse after nearly two years
of talks. But Waste Manage-
ment is still involved in garbage
collection in Glades County.
Since 1992, Waste Manage-
ment Inc. (doing business as
Nichols Sanitation and LP Sani-
tation) has held the garbage
collection franchise in Glades
County.


Garbage collection fees are
paid by residents. The sanita-
tion company pays Glades
County a two-percent franchise
fee from these funds.
According to Glades County
Manager Jim Smith, the original
agreement was for three years
and expired in 1995. Since then,
the commission has agreed to
extend the agreement.
In 2002, Waste Management
requested.-a three-year exten-
sion, to expire in November


2005. According to Waste Man-.
agement's records, the county
took no action on this request.
In the April 11 letter to Mike
Davis, Glades County's attorney
in the landfill negotiations,
David Green, Vice President
Central Florida Market Area for
Waste Management Inc., -asked
for a "prompt" response to a
question about garbage collec-
tion.
"As you know," Mr. Green
wrote, "we have continued to


Fixin' up the place: Garden project completed


provide solid waste collection ly advise as to the county's posi-
services and paid franchise fees tion."
to the county, although the fran- The board took no action on
chise collection agreement has- this request at their April 12
expired. An extension of the meeting.
franchise (with an increase in County manager Jim Smith
franchise fees) was included in-.said Mr. Davis did mention this
our proposal and no action on matter to the board of county
that matter was taken by the commissioners, but the com-
board. The extension or termi- missioners did not act on it.
nation of this service must be Jeff Sabin, of Waste Manage-
considered promptly. We need ment, said Waste Management
to resolve this issue before the
fourth quarter of this year. Kind- See Garbage Page 12


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voting coming


MOORE HAVEN Wash-
ington Park residents may have
to cast their votes at the Doyle
Conner building in the next
election.
At the April 12 meeting of
the Glades County Commis-
sion, Supervisor of Elections
Holly Whiddon explained that_
Florida law requires polling
places to be handicapped
accessible.
She said the Masonic Hall,
which has been used as a
polling place for the Washing-
ton Park precinct, is not handi-
capped accessible. She said the
Masonic Hall has steps (and no
wheelchair ramp.) The width
of the doorway at the hall does
not meet the handicapped
accessibility rules, she added.
Since the Masonic Hall is not
a county building, Mrs. Whid-
don questioned whether the
commission would want to


Photos/Barbara Oehlbeck
Workers put in quite the effort to get the courthouse garden project completed and
thanks to the hard.work of many and donations of others, the project can now be seen
in full bloom.

The courthouse is a blooming

By Barbara ehlbeck 1
For lo the winter is past if
anyone wonders about this, a
drive by the Glades County
Court House will prove the
truth of this ancient line from
the Song of Solomon.
Someone saw a need,
borned an idea, did what had.
to be done to execute the proj-
ect, and now it is a magnificent
blooming fact, a garden that is:
The long area between the two
walkways that leads into the
Glades County Courthouse
from Fifth Street.
It was Janice (Mrs. Russell),
Henderson, Glades County Pro-
bation Officer, who took it
upon herself to see that a
dream, befitting the building
that is the heart, the hub of the Glades County community and civic leaders had reason
for congratulations, as the garden project in front of the
See Garden-Page 12 courthouse has been a big success.




Neighbor heroics saves baby


By Patty Brant
Ask any parent the whole
world resides-inside their child.
There is no fear like the fear of
losing a child, and no joy like the
return of one you thought was
lost.
Little Taylor Martin is a bright-
eyed, very busy little girl. There is,
after allv so much for a curious
one-year-old to do. But that busy
little life was almost cut short sev-
eral weeks ago.
Taylor and her family her
mom and dad, Linda and Dane
Martin, and sister, nine-year-old
Haley moved to LaBelle from
Glades County just six months
ago. Another sister, 16-year-old
Jenna, has been staying with her
father in North Carolina, but was
expected here for Spring Break
March 16.
She will be coming here to
live at the end of the school term.
Although new, the family quickly
became part of the neighbor-
hood. About 6 p.m., March 15,
Linda, Taylor and Haley were all


in their front yard, enjoying their
new neighbors. Dane was still at
work. The yard was filled with
kids doing what they do best -
having a good time. It was an
enjoyable evening till Linda real-
ized that Taylor was gone. She
had been right beside'her mom,
feeding the neighbor's dog,
Cocoa, only a moment earlier. So
Linda went around back to fetch
her youngest daughter.
The next thing neighbors
heard were frantic screams that
brought neighbor Tim Weathing-
ton through the house, over a
kitchen counter and bouncing
off the sliding glass doors to the
pool area at a dead run. He found
Linda holding a limp, dripping
Taylor. Her lips were blue her
skin was ashen and she wasn't
breathing.
A former volunteer firefighter,
Tim took the child and began
CPR at once. Tim's son, T.J.,
assisted Linda who was so hys-
terical she couldn't remember
what to tell the 911 dispatcher.


Meanwhile, Tim continued CPR
until Taylor finally started to
respond. When the water and
stomach contents, started to
come up, he said he worked
even harder to keep it coming..
Another neighbor came in with a
cell phone and assisted with the -
911 call.
Taylor finally began to whim-
per, then cry and the EMTs
arrived, taking her to meet a
medivac helicopter in Alva, then
on to Lee Memorial HealthPark.
Tim remained calm, packed a.
bag for Taylor and drove Linda to
the hospital. All the way, Tim was
on the phone, calling Dane and
answering calls from concerned
friends and family while Linda
chewed her nails and prayed.
The family's minister, Pastor
Donnie Murphy of Lighthouse
Ministries in Moore Haven, had
already been contacted and little
Taylor was already on prayer
chains throughout the area.
See Toddler Page 12


spend county money to make it
handicapped accessible. She
said there is not another suit-
able building in the Washing-
ton Park neighborhood to use
.as a polling place.
If an appropriate polling
place cannot be found, she
continued, they could combine
precincts and have Washington
Park voters cast their ballots at
the Doyle Conner building. She
said the Doyle Conner building
is less than a mile from Wash-
ington Park, but moving the
polling place could discourage
some voters.
The next county election
will be in September 2006, she
said.
The Help America Vote Act
requires that every polling
place in every county be handi-
capped accessible. by Jan. 1,
See Voting-Page 12


Eastern Star



b-day festivity

MOORE HAVEN -April 19--- of Moore Haven. In 1923 and
21 signaled the 100th birthday 1926, the town experienced
of the Order of Eastern Star, two separate, devastating
with the Grand Chapter iM--floods, with the 1926 flood
Florida celebrating festivities in being caused by a hurricane,
Jacksonville. Members of the which happened again in
Eastern Star, from all over the 1928.
state and elsewhere, are The lodge was destroyed by
expected to attend this gala fire in 1938, which completely
celebration., wiped out the lodge and the
In coordination with the Order's equipment.
100th birthday festivities, the The local chapter, as part of
Moore Haven Chapter #116 of the birthday celebration, also
the Eastern Star will be cele- honored its 50-year member
brated their 84th birthday April June Morningstar who
5. received her gold card for her
The chapter was constitut- 50 years as a dual member of
ed April 22, 1921 and has sur- the Moore Haven Chapter.and


vived many obstacles over the
decades, as did the very town


See Birthday- Page 12


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Staff photos/Patty Brant
Taylor Martin is a miracle baby. The young girl is now safely
with her mom, Linda, after surviving a fall into the family pool.


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Wedding


Engagements


aw Offices of Robert L. Vaughn, P.A.


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LaBelle, FL 33975


2080 Collier Ave.
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Stephanie Cuevas and Jason
Cuevas and
Mammen wedding
Stephanie Cuevas and Jason
Mammen were joined in mar-
riage Oct. 16, 2004.
The bride is the daughter of
Madelen Cuevas of Clewiston.
The groom is the son of Steve
and Mary Ann Mammen of
Clewiston.
The wedding ceremony was
held at St. Margaret's Catholic
Church in Clewiston. Father Ron-
nie Sison officiated at the cere-
mony.
The bride was given away by
her mother Madelen Cuevas.
The Church was decorated with
white Calla Lilies and assorted
white flowers arrangements by
Todd Dean. The bride wore a
white gown with a floor length
veil and a diamond headpiece.
She carried a bouquet of Calla
Lilies.
The maid of honor was
Sophia Solar of Clewiston.
Bride's maids were Cecilia
Borges, Elva Diaz, Heather Mam-
men, Marilyn Diaz, and Lizzette


Mammen
Rodriguez.
The best man was Corey
Mammen of Ft. Myers.
Groomsmen were Victor
Berrios, Steven Mena, Cody
Espinosa, Jacob Byerline, and
Justin Byerline.
The flower girl was Julissa
Solar of Clewiston, daughter of
Taaffe Solar.
The ring bearer was Destin
Delgado of New Orleans, LA,
son of Miguel and Brandy Delga-
do.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at the Clewis-
ton Elks Lodge. The wedding
cake was made by the sister of
the groom, Heather Mammen,
and the groom's cake was made
by the cousin of the groom,
Melanie Byerline.
After a honeymoon trip to
Orlando; the couple is at home
in Leigh Acres.
The groom is employed as a
detailer with Sam Galloway
Ford.
The bride is employed as a
retail sales associate with Char-
lotte Russe.


SISK-CLARK
Mark William Clark and Angela
Mary Bonnici of Falton, Maryland
and Titusville, Florida, are proud to
announce the engagement of their
daughter Amy Clark to Bain Sisk of
Clewiston.
The prospective groom is the
son of Kenneth and Barbara Clark
of Clewiston.
The wedding is planned for May
28, in Orlando.
The bride-to-be is a 1991 gradu-
ate of Eaugallie High School. She is
employed as a manager with Bank
of America.
The groom is a 1991 graduate of
Clewiston High School. He attend-
ed Valencia Community College He
is the owner and real estate broker
of Good Homes Realty.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Casselberry, Florida.

BURS-BRANTLEY
Ms. Paula Joseph of Belle Glade
and Mr. William Burrs of Colum-


Lashandra Burs
and Eric Brantley
bus, Ohio proudly announce the
engagement of their daughter
Lashandra Burrs to Eric Brantley of
Ft. Lauderdale.
The prospective groom is the
son of Mrs. Athena and Mr. Ralph
Brantley of Ft. Lauderdale. Eric is a
graduate of Boyd Anderson High
School. He is currently employed
by Auto Trader.com as an Internet
advertising representative. The
prospective bride is a graduate of
Glades Central Community High,
School and she is currently attend-
ing the "The Beauty Institute", to
obtain a license in Cosmetology.
She is also employed by Houston
Realty and Investment Company.
The couple will celebrate their
engagement Saturday, April 23 at
the El Dorado Club House. They
plan to exchange their vows Satur-
day, Dec. 3, 2005 in Ft. Lauderdale.
For further events surrounding the
wedding the couple has construct-
ed a Web site you can visit after
May 1, at
www.lashandraanderic.com.


Brown graduates from FAMU


Crystal Jeshay Brown, a 1999
honor graduate from Glades Day
School in Belle Glade, will gradu-
ate April 30, from FAMU, Florida
A&M University in Tallahassee
with a Doctoral Degree in Phar-
macy. Crystal is graduating Magna
Cum Laude with prestige honors
from the university. She has main-
tained Dean's List/Honor Roll sta-
tus during her entire six years of
study in Pharmaceutical Science
at Florida A&M University.
During the past year, she has
completed rotations at the VA
Hospital in Rivera Beach, Miami
Jackson Memorial Hospital, and
the VA Hospital in Miami. Last
summer she volunteered in the


Pediatric and Radiology Depart-
ments at Palms West Hospital in
Loxahatchee. Her most rewarding
internship has been with Wal-
green's Pharmacy, Inc. Upon
graduation, Crystal will be
employed with Walgreen's Phar-
macy.
Crystal is the daughter of the
late Mrs. Lelia Lawson and Mr. Van
Buren Jackson (Dock) of Pahokee
and the sweet and lovely sister
Jalynsey Brown.
Many Family members and
friends are planning on traveling
to Tallahassee April 30 to enjoy
this special Graduation celebra-
tion with Crystal.


Obituaries


Leo M. Wheeler
Leo M. Wheeler, 93, of Clewis-
ton, died Wednesday, April 13,
2005 at Hendry Regional Medical
Center in Clewiston.
Leo M. Wheeler was born in
Pittsburgh, Kansas. He lived in
Clewiston for 59 years. He worked
for United States Coast Guard. His
occupation was Plant
Operator/Water Treatment. He
was affiliated with the .First.
Methodist Church.
Survivors are Son Michael L.
Wheeler OF Clewiston, two grand-
children and two great grandchil-
dren.
Calling Hours were held from
7-9 p.m. April 14 at Akin Davis
Funeral Homes, Inc.
Services were held April 15,
2005 at 11 a.m. at Graveside -
Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Burial was at Ridgelawn Ceme-
tery. Officiating Clergy was Pastor
John Hicks.
Akin Davis Funeral Home, Inc
in Clewiston were in charge of all
arrangements
Elva Louise "Lucy"
Hasting Elliott
Elva, Louise "Lucy" Hasting
Elliott, 81, of Pahokee, passed,
away April 13, 2005. She was born
on July 28,1923 to William and
Myrtle Hasting in Bridgeville,
Delaware. She is predeceased by
her husband William H. Elliott and
brothers Cleveland and William S.
Hasting.
Lucy is survived by her. daugh-
ters Naomi F. Sanders (Bucky) of
Pahokee, Eloise E. Kelly (Don) of


Pahokee, Faye Walker (Robert) of
Jupiter, Dottie E. Simmons of
Ruskin, sisters Phyllis Davis (Russ)
of Milford, DEL, Jean McGee
(Everett) of Bridgeville DEL, grand-
children Brandon, Ben, Brad,
Agnew of Hartwell, GA, Katie
Sanders of Pahokee, Dylan Kelly of
Pahokee, and Bryanna Kelly of
Okeechobee.
Lucy and her husband Bill
owned and operated "Bill's Shell
Station" in Belle Glade in the 50's
and 60's. She also worked for Dr.
William T. Gist as office manager
and for the PBC Property Apprais-
er's Office. She was a member of
the Lakeside Baptist Church in
Pahokee.
Memorial service was held
Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Glades
Funeral Chapel in Belle Glade. Bur-
ial services at Port Mayaca Ceme-
tery. The family requests that
memorial donations be made to
the American Cancer Society, 621
Clearwater Park, WPB, FL, 33401
or Hospice of PBC, 5300 East
Avenue, WPB, FL 33407. All
arrangements were handled by
Glades Funeral Chapel, in Belle
Glade.

Janet Fenner Hammock
Janet Fenner Hammock, of
Wellington, 74, died Friday, April
15, 2005 at Coral Bay Healthcare &
Rehab of West Palm Beach. Janet
Fenner Hammock was born in
Cincinnati, Ohio. She came to the
area from Davie, Fla. and has lived
in Clewiston for 33 years. She
worked for First United Methodist
Church as a Secretary. Deceased
was a member of Hendry County


Cattlewoman's Association. Sur-
vivors are Husband Bob Ham-
mock, of Moore Haven, sons, John
Paul Albers, of Kissimmee,
William Albers, Germany, Ken-
neth Albers, Marietta, GA, -Alan
Hammock of Moore Haven,
daughters Dianna Albers Walker of
Wellington, Ann Fitch of Tallahas-
see, brother Paul Fenner Cincin-
nati, Ohio, sister, Norma Jean
Ruebel of Cincinnati, Ohio, 16
grandchildren and three great
grandchildren.
Calling hours were Monday,
April 18, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-
8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral
Homes, Inc. Services were at 11
a.m. April 19, 2005 at the First
Methodist Church. Burial Arlington
Memorial Gardens, officiating Cler-
gy Pastor John Hicks. Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes, Inc. in Clewiston
was in charge of all arrangements.
Billy John Elrod.
Billy John Elrod of Moore
Haven, 74, died Monday, April 11,
2005 at 742 Avenue D, in Moore
Haven. Billy John Elrod was born
in Nashville, Tenn. He lived here in
Moore Haven for nine years. He
worked for Graham Dairy as a
dairyman.
Survivors are, wife Bessie "Dar-
lene" Elrod, of Moore Haven, sons,
Billy J. Elrod of Moore Haven,
Leslie Robert Elrod, of Moore
Haven, Billy Elrod of Lehigh Ares,
Denny Elrod of Ft. Myers, daugh-
ters Judy Lockmiller of Clewiston,
and Sherry Elrod of Moore Haven.
Six grandchildren and six great
grandchildren.
Calling hours were from 7-9


p.m. April 13, 2005 at Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes, Inc. Services were
at 2 p.m. April 14, 2005 at Akin-
Davis Funeral Chapel, Burial
Ortona Cemetery. Officiating Cler-
gy Reverend Bob Moore. Akin-
Davis Funeral Homes, Inc. in
Clewiston were in charge of all
arrangements.


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Courtesy photo

Top sugar growers
Left to right, Miller Couse, CEO of First Bank of Clewiston, helped by Miss Sugar Megan
Hough (center), with the 2005 Sugar Festival High Yield winners Shawn McKinstry, C &
C Farms (Glades Sugar Cooperative), Young Pearson (Florida Crystals), and Trey Dyess
and Ray Sullivan of U.S. Sugar Corporation.


INI brings Ideybis Gonzalez aboard


The Clewiston News, Belle
Glade Sun and Glades County
Democrat welcome News Clerk
Ideybis Gonzalez. A recent addi-
tion to the staff of the three news-
papers, Ms. Gonzalez looks for-
ward to her new assignment.
Ms Gonzalez, mother of three
and a resident of the Clewiston
area for three years now, says she
is primed and ready to serve the
community through a series of
upcoming articles and feature
stories that are poised to high-
light her writing talents.
Though she is a newcomer to
the newspaper industry, Ms.
Gonzalez has nevertheless con-
stantly turned to writing as a way
of expressing herself and lists
writing poetry as one of her
favorite hobbies.
Cuban-born, and raised in


Miami, Ms.
Gonzalez is
enjoying her
new home in
Clewiston and
talks of the city
almost as "
much as of the
people who
live in it.
"Clewiston is a Ideybis
small commu- Gonzalez
nrity where
everybody is
really friendly," she says. "It's a
good place to raise a family."
Before coming to work for
Independent Newspapers, Ms.
Gonzalez worked at Southern
Gardens and Sugar Realty.
Since coming to work for the
newspaper in mid-March, she
has been praised for the work


she has done. "Of all the appli-
cants, she was the only one we
recognized something special in
that could develop into a real
asset," said News Editor Mark
Young.
Ms. Gonzalez is quite happy
with her new job and hopes to
continue serving in her position
and through good work advance
her career in the future. Her goal
is to become a full-time reporter..
"I see myself here for many
years to come," said Ideybis,
who was also quick to point to
her desire to serve her communi-
ty. I I like working with peo-
ple. I like to help people, to show
them that we care about them."
If she continues the work she
has been doing, it seems Ms.
Gonzalez's aspirations just might
become.reality.


Mosquito spraying set to begin locally


In compliance with Federal Air
Regulations of the Federal Avia-
tion Agency, public notice is here-
by given that the city of Clewiston,
Hendry County, has authorized
Clark Environmental Mosquito
Management, Inc., and Dynamic
Aviation to apply insecticides
approved and labeled for this use,
over congested areas of the city of
Clewiston, by low-flying aircraft at
altitudes under 500 feet from time
to unme throughout mosquito sea-
son of 2005.


Populations of both potential
disease-bearing and pest mosqui-
toes will be suppressed by spray
flights within the area.
All such flights will be made in
the public interest at such times
as are considered necessary. And
under such conditions, as are
effective and safe, for the purpose
of providing comfort and public
health protection for residents.
Spray flights will be made over
congested areas that ordinarily
cannot be adequately treated for


the suppression of adult mosqui-
toes with ground equipment or
where aerial treatments must
supplement' treatments by
ground equipment.
Additional public notice may
be given via radio station and
local cable television as needed.
Additional information is avail-
able by calling Sean Scheffler, city
of Clewiston Public Works Direc-
tor at 983-1471. Office hours are
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5
p.m.


Do children need vitamin supplements?


Should children take vitamin
supplements?
Many parents wonder if their
children are getting all of the vita-
mins and minerals they 'need.
Some children are particularly
"picky" eaters or go through phas-
es in which they would exist on a
diet of macaroni and cheese and
French fries unless coerced,
threatened or bribed to eat other
foods.
In general, most nutritionists
and doctors advise parents to offer
a variety of good foods at each
meal. The best way for the body to
absorb vitamins and nutrients is
from foods. A balanced, varied
diet, with lean meat, dairy foods
such as milk and cheese and at
least five servings of fruits and veg-
etables a day (nine servings is rec-
ommended) should.provide all of
the nutrients a child needs. For
older children and adults, a "serv-
ing" size is about half a cup.
How much should a serving


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken


size be for a small child? One
nutritionist I interviewed suggest-
ed using the child's age as a guide.
For a two-year-old, two table-
spoons of a vegetable is a "serv-
ing". For a four-year-old, four
tablespoons is an appropriate
serving size.
For some children, 'pediatri-
cians may advise a daily vitamin
supplement. Chewable and liquid
vitamins are available for children
who are not ready to swallow vita-
min pills.
Children's vitamins are usually


safe, as long as they are taken as
directed. Some parents mistakenly
give children "mega-doses" of vita-
mins hoping to ward off illness.
Taking too many vitamins can be
dangerous. Vitamin overdose can
cause stomachache, headaches,
diarrhea, nausea and cramps.
Parents should always consult
the child's pediatrician before giv-
ing the child any nutritional sup-
plements.
If you do give vitamin supple-
ments, don't skimp on quality.
Consult the doctor about what
type of vitamins are best for your
child. Remember that chewable
vitamins have expiration dates and
can degrade if exposed to heat.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on prescrip-
tion medications. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".


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Hurricane, flood



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to be tax-free


WASHINGTON, D.C. Flori-
da residents who received feder-
al grants for hurricane improve-
ments won't have to pay income
taxes on the money after all,
thanks to a bill co-sponsored by
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson that has
passed the Senate.
The Senate approved the bill'
by voice vote late Wednesday
night. A similar version, spon-
sored by U.S. Rep. Mark Foley,
passed the House March 14.
The House gave a final okay,
because the Senate had adopted
an amendment that changed the
date of when the tax exemption
would take effect, spelling out
that taxpayers receiving grants in
2004 would not be subject to
tax. The president is expected to
sign the bill.
"The federal government
shouldn't be placing further
financial burdens on disaster vic-


tims," Nelson said. "Eliminating
the disaster tax will further help
families get back on their feet
and provide them with greater
protection from the next storm."
The legislation came in
response to a July ruling by the
Internal Revenue Service that
declared the grants taxable.
Since the ruling, many grant
recipients received tax notices,
some amounting to tens of thou-
sands of dollars.
In one case cited by senators,
a family that received a $125,000
grant to improve their home and
prevent future storm damage
faced having to pay a $28,000-
tax bill.
The goal of the grants is to
help people in areas prone to
natural disasters, such as floods
and hurricanes, like Florida, pro-
tect their homes and property.


Pet Corner with Doc Savvy


Dear Doc Savvy. Now that we
are well into the spring, what are
some common afflictions we
may see more commonly with
dogs and cats? Thanks Doc, Bob
in RPB.
Well hello there Bob! That's a
great question and a loaded one
too! First let's talk bugs. In the
spring we see more bugs,
insects and creepy crawlers in
general. Summer time too!
So, we have more fleas, ticks,
and mosquitoes that may cause
skin problems and diseases such
as Tapeworms, Lymes Disease,
Ehrlichia Disease, and Heart-
worm Disease. So upkeep on
prevention is the key to success.
Vestibular Disease is another
commonly seen problem this
time of the year, especially in the
cat! This is possibly due to inges-
tion of a local species of "Blue
Skink" that cats just can't resist!
Vestibular Disease affects a cat's
coordination and balance, so
that the whole world is spinning!
Treatment is a combination of
antibiotics and anti nausea med-
ication. Vestibular Disease may
last as long as eight to 10 weeks
- poor cats! Take care Bob, and
Thanks for that marvelous ques-
tion! Doc Savvy.

Dear Doc Savvy. Is it true that
early neutering of male cats can'
lead to urinary tract infections?
Joan in Belle Glade.
Hey, and yes Joan it can! I do
advocate early spaying and neu-
tering for a million reasons and it
isn't always perfect situation!
If you neuter a male cat very
early in his growth stage, his ure-
thra may not have enough time
to fully develop! The urethra is
the tube that delivers and emp-
ties urine from the urinary blad-
der into the kitty box hopeful-
ly that is! Hee Hee!
If the urethra has not fully
matured, it may be too narrow.


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Let The Knowledge of God's Presence Change You


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Sometimes a very simple act
can make us aware of God in the
midst of us, and that awareness
changes the situation. In a book
entitled "Living Life on Purpose,"
Greg Anderson, tells a story about
Phil, a man whose wife had recent-
ly left him. Phil was completely
depressed. He had lost faith in him-
self, in other people and in God. He
found no joy in living.
One rainy morning Phil went to
a small neighborhood restaurant
for breakfast. Although several peo-
ple were at the diner, no one was
speaking to anyone else. The only
sound was the sound of the cook
frying the eggs and bacon in the
back. The hopelessness in the
place was pervasive. Phil sat
hunched over the counter, stirring
his coffee with a spoon wondering
if life was worth living.
In one of the small booths along


the window was a young mother
with a little girl. They had just been
served their food when the little girl
broke the sad silence in the diner
by almost shouting, "Momma,
don't we say our prayers here?"
The waitress who had just
served their breakfast without a
word turned around and said,
"Sure, honey, we pray here. Will
you say the prayer for us?" The little
girl turned and looked at the rest of
the people in the restaurant and
said, "Bowyour heads."
Surprisingly, one by one, the
heads went down. The little girl
then bowed her own head, folded
her hands, and said with the trust of
a child, "God is great, God is good,
and we thank him for our food.
Amen."
That prayer changed the entire
atmosphere as people began to
talk with one another. The waitress
said, "We should do that every
morning" and many of the regulars
nodded their heads in agreement.


Phil said, "All of a sudden, my
whole frame of mind started to
improve." What happened in the
diner? The presence of God was
suddenly recognized.
God is here! I don't care where
here is in our sanctuary, in your
office, on a street corner down-
town, in a classroom, in a doctor's
office, in an airplane 30,000 feet up.
On a battlefield in Iraq, in a board-
room in New York, in a mud hut in
Sudan or even a house in Clewis-
ton, God is here! God is here in the
nervousness of the young couple
married, in the tears of the family
whose father and grandfather was
buried this week, in the house
cleaning and lawn mowing and the
garbage taking out and the mail
bringing in, in the everyday events
of our lives as well as the cherished
special moments of our lifetime.
God is here.
But we forget that simple fact.
We forget it. We live as though we
aren't in constant connection with


God. We live as though God is
absent. But God is here, .in our
midst. God is a present God, an
immanent God, a mysterious God
who lives simultaneously beyond
us, around us, and within us. In
good times and bad, in wakeful
awareness and sleepy dreams, in
moments of defeat in the thrill of
victory, in the dark night of the soul
and the mountaintop experience,
in the everyday, ordinary,- mun-
dane, run-of-the-mill, and in the
knock-your-socks-off, spectacular,
momentous, takes-yo.ur-breath-
away moments of our lives, God is
here.

In every moment, God is here
- loving us, shaping us, sanctify-
ing us, and one of the great marks
of spiritual maturity is this simple
thing: That we know God is here
and we let that knowledge change
us. God is here, people of God. Let
that knowledge change you!
Amen.


A Bible in the jury room: A Religious or judicial error?


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.
Saint Martin's Church
The news first came out to me
on the "streamers" at the bottom of
our TV screen, telling me that a
death sentence in Colorado had
been overturned because some-
one brought a Bible into the jury
room.
One of the jurors carried her
Bible into the deliberations and the
Supreme Court of Colorado felt
that was sufficient reason to over-
turn a death sentence and com-
mute it to life imprisonment.
Later, in another television
account, the prosecutor on the
i'-case said it certainly was a "slam-
unik" murder case and the death
penaltywas warranted. '
I recalled being subpoenaed for
jury duty once. The subpoena told
me that "jury duty was an honor"
but it was the first honor I ever
received that required me to be
subpoenaed to have it bestowed. I
wasn't to bring anything into my
decision other than the evidence
given in the court. My reply was "I
\\ill try". In reality, I was supposed


to be a peer of the man being tried.
I apparently was supposed to bring
my "peerage" into the jury room
when it came time to deliberate,
but it was a robbery case and I had
no experience in being a robber.
Still, I bought a body of knowl-
edge with me. In the case of the
overturning of a death sentence a
woman brought her Bible. In my
case, my Biblical knowledge and
the bearing it would have on my
decision was in my mental reper-
toire and engrained in my Psyche.
As I heard of the case, I won-
dered if a Bible was used to swear
in witnesses in the murder case. If
so, wouldn't it be part of the materi-
als presented at the trial? They
would have to be rejected from
jury duty, too! I have a cross that I
keep in my pocket at times. Might
that render me suspect if I looked at
it during deliberations?
The woman chose to read an
Old Testament passage: "An eye for
an eye and a tooth for a tooth."
Unfortunately she didn't have it
memorized or, more likely, was try-
ing to make her point more
emphatic. Out came the Bible and
it lead to "an eye not being for an


eye" in the case of the slam-dunk
murder. I would have referred her
to other passages that would be
better for guidance when making
judgments, especially life-and-
death ones.
The New Testament has anoth-
er slant on "eye for an eye", for
example Romans that counsels
"You, therefore have no excuse,
you who pass judgment on some-
one, for whatever point you judge
the other, you are condemning
yourself because you who pass
judgment do the same things
(Romans 2:1).
The passage goes on to point
out that if humans work in such a
fashion, we should be aware that
God could work that way too, but
.He doesn't. Paul's reflection of the
parable about the mote and the
beam (se Luke 6:40 off which
begins "Do not judge, arid you will
not be judged.") should help us
shift from "How should I punish, to
"How can I help in this situation?"
In fact, that is what the Bible is
about: "How can I help in this situa-
tion?" It should help us ask what
we can do to correct a wrong, to
see that something wrong doesn't


happen again, to help reconcile
between those who were wronged
and the wrongdoer, to guide us in
working toward correction and not
revenge, to help us understand
what God would do in similar situa-
tions.

As I reflected on these things, I
wondered about the "wrong" that
had been done to someone
because his juror considered the
Bible. Certainly, the Bible has often
been quoted out of context, afid
certainly has been misused by peo-
ple grinding axes and seeking to
twist God's word to support their
own ideas. I'd be careful, though,
before I'd reject "the Bible" cate-
gorically as the source of being
unfair to someone who was con-
victed because it was considered in
weighing a fate.

I haven't heard of a better
source of advise or found anything
in print that would substitute
redemption for condemnation,
healing for inflicting suffering or
understanding instead of revenge.
What if a juror brought a book on
the law of the jungle instead?


Florida smoked fish company distributed bad seafood


_
Sometimes urine bi-prbducts
such as crystals are formed and
can't pass through the urethra
causing irritation and blockage.
This is a serious emergency -
not to mention a painful situa-
tion for your cat.
Now Joan, this does not hap-
pen in every early neutered male
cat! But it is a possibility. Most
people choose early neutering
as an option to save some
money. So, if you can afford to
wait until the cat is six months
old, you may avoid this situa-
tion! However, there is no guar-
antee! Cats are notorious for uri-
nary and kidney disease. Instead
use prevention! Consider feed-
ing your cat a good urinary for-
mula feed.
Awesome question Joan!
Take care, Doc Savvy.
E-mail all your pet questions
to DocSavvy@aol.com and
check out your pet answers
weekly in "The Pet Corner!" Be
sure to tune into "The Savvy Vet
Show" each and every Thursday
at 10:30 a.m. on 93.5's The Big
Dawg!


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TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
announced today that SeaSpecial-
ties, Inc., doing business as Florida
Smoked Fish Company, mray have
distributed ready-to-eat smoked
salmon and other seafood special-
.ty items that are adulterated with
Listeria monocytogenes, an organ-
ism that can cause serious and
sometimes fatal infections in
young children, frail or elderly peo-
ple, persons with weakened
immune systems, and pregnant
women.
Although healthy persons may
suffer only short-term symptoms
such as high fever, severe
headache, stiffness, nausea,
abdominal pain and diarrhea, Lis-
teria infection can cause miscar-
riages and stillbirths among preg-
nant women, or the baby may be
born with listeriosis. No illnesses
have been reported to date in con-
nection with this problem.
Products and brand names pro-
duced by Florida Smoked Fish
Company found to be contaminat-
ed by .Listeria monocytogenes
include:
Brand: SeaSpecialties, Product:
Smoked Atlantic Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 32061,
Package Size: 4 oz, 8 oz.
Brand: Marshall's, Product:
Smoked Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 32061,
Package Size: 8 oz. Brand: Mar-
shall's, Product: Smoked Salmon
Trays,
Lot/Batch Number: 31830,
Package Size: 3 lb.
Brand: SeaSpecialties, Product:
Nova Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 31830,
Package Size: 3 oz.
Brand: Riverbank, Product:
Smoked Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number:- 31973,
Package Size: 2-3 lb.
Brand: Riverbank, Product:
Homarus Norwegian,
Lot/Batch Number: 31973,
Package Size: 4 oz.
Brand: Riverbank, Product:
Salmon Shred,
Lot/Batch Number: 31973,
Package Size: 10 lb.
Brand: Marshall's, Product:
Smoked Salmon Trays,
Lot/Batch Number: 32001,
Package Size: 3 lb.
Brand: SeaSpecialties, Product:
Nova Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 32001,
Package Size: 3 oz.
Brand: Marshall's, Product:
Smoked Salmon Trays,
Lot/Batch Number: 31678,
Package Size: 3 lb.
Brand: SeaSpecialties, Product:
Lox,
Lot/Batch Number: 31678,
Package Size: 3 oz.
Brand: Marshall's, Product:
Unknown,
Lot/Batch Number: 31963,
Package Size: 3 lb.
Brand: Marshall's, Product:
Smoked Salmon Trays,


Lot/Batch Number: 31842,
Package Size: 3 lb.
Brand: Marshall's, Product:
Sunshine Trays,
Lot/Batch Number: 31842,
Package Size: 3lb.
Brand: SeaSpecialties, Product:
Nova Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 31842,
Package Size: 3 oz. '
Brand: Sunshine, Product:
Sliced Smoked Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 31916,
Package Size: 3 lb.
Brand: Marshall's, Product:
Smoked Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 32123,
Package Size: 4 oz, 8 oz, 1 lb.
Brand: SeaSpecialties, Product:
Smoked Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 32230,
Package Size: 1 lb.
Brand: SeaSpecialties, Product:
Smoked Atlantic Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 32230,
Package Size: 8 oz.
Brand: Epicure, Product:
Smoked Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 32230,
Package Size: 8 oz, 1 lb.
Brand: SeaSpecialties, Product:
Smoked Atlantic Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 32231,
Package Size: 6x1 Ib, 12x1 lb.
Brand: SeaSpecialties, Product:
Smoked Salmon,
- Lot/Batch Number: 32228,
Package Size: 4 oz, 1 lb.
Brand: SeaSpecialties, Product:
Smoked Atlantic Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 32229,
Package Size: 4 oz, 8 oz
Brand: SeaSpecialties, Product:
Smoked Salmon,
Lot/Batch Numbe?: 32229,
Package Size: 1 lb
Brand: Unknown, Product:
Kippered Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 32289,
Package Size: unknown.
Brand: Unknown, Product:
Sable,
Lot/Batch Number: 32192,
Package Size: unknown.
Brand: Boys Farmer's Market,
Product: Smoked Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 31997,
Package Size: 1 lb.
Brand: Marshall's, Product:
Smoked Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 31997,
Package Size: 1 lb.
Brand: Unknown, Product:
Centercut Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 31997,
Package Size: 2-3 lb.
Brand: SeaSpecialties, Product:
Baked Salmon Salad,
Lot/Batch Number: 1596, Pack-
age Size: unknown.
Brand: Mama's, Product:
Unknown,
Lot/Batch Number: 32166,
Package Size: 8 oz.
Brand: Mama's, Product:
Supreme Smoked Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 32166,
Package Size: 3 lb.
Brand: Mama's, Product:
Unknown,
Lot/Batch Number: 31782,
Package Size: 4 oz.


Brand:. Mama's, Product:
Smoked Salmon Snacks,
Lot/Batch Number: 31782,
Package Size: 8 oz.
Brand: Mama's,, Product:
Smoked Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 27183,
Package Size: 8 oz.
Brand: Mama's, Product:
Smoked Salmon Snacks,
Lot/Batch Number: 27183,
Package Size: 8 oz.
Brand: Mama's, Product:
Smoked Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 31980,
Package Size: 8 oz
Brand: Mama's, Product: King
Smoked Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 31980,
Package Size: 1 lb.
Brand: Mama's, Product: Shred
Smoked Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 31980,
Package Size: 5 lb., 10 lb.
Brand: Unknown, Product: Fish
Dip,
Lot/Batch Number: 1461, Pack-
age Size: Unknown.
Brand:. Marshall's, Product:
Smoked Salmon Trays,
Lot/Batch Number: 31871,
Package Size: 3 lbs.'
Brand: SeaSpecialties, Product:
Nova Salmon,
Lot/Batch Number: 31871,
Package Size:3 oz. :
Brand: SeaSpecialties, Product:
Smoked Salmon, '


Lot/Batch Number: 31952,
Package Size: 12/1.
Brand: unknown, 'Product:
Sable,
Cb LBatch Number:
32039(033), Package Size: Pieces.
Brand: unknown,' 'Product:
Inconnus,
Lot/Batch Number: 32425,
Package Size: unknown
Florida Smoked Fish Company
products have been distributed to
wholesalers, retailers, restaurants,
and cruise ships.
All products produced by Flori-
da Smoked Fish Company listed
above should not be consumed
and should be destroyed or
returned to the point of sale for
refund.
The contamination was noted
after testing by Florida Smoked
Fish Company and the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services revealed the
presence of Listeria monocyto-
genes in multiple products pro-
duced on multiple dates by Florida
Smoked Fish Company. Produc-
tion of all products has been sus-
pended while the company contin-
ues its investigation of the source of
the problem and conducts in-
depth cleaning and sanitizing.
Consumers with questions may
contact Mr. Irvin Norfleet, Florida
Smoked Fish Company, at (305)
621-7600, ext 143.


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Glades County


deputies shut down


drug operation
Glades County Sheriff Stuart grow operation.
Whiddon announced that the A second search warrant was
Glades County Sheriff's Office obtained for the cultivation evi-
received a complaint, April 14, dence and 47 marijuana plants
from Glades Electric Co-op in refer- were seized, with a street value of
ence to utility theft at 254 Sealey $47,000, along with the hydroponic
Road, in Moore Haven. grow equipment.
Detective Richard Jones took On Saturday, April 16, an anony-
the complaint and obtained, a mous tip was received that Mr.
search warrant for the residence Pena was at the residence on
due to the electric power being re- Sealey Road and was apprehended
routed around the electric meter shortly after. Mr. Pena was charged
into the residence. The search war- with cultivation of marijuana, pos-
rant was served and once inside session of marijuana with intent to
the residence, deputies discovered sell, possession of drug parapher-
that the suspect, Pablo Pena, had nalia and theft of utilities. Bond was
an extensive indoor marijuana setat$37,500.

Crimestoppers wanted


fugitive alert.
Crimestoppers is asking for
public assistance in the capture
wanted fugitive Lennard Bent,
alias Leonard Bent, alias Joe
Louis. Bent is a black male, 6', 180
pounds.
He has black hair and brown
eyes. His last known address was
Everglades Street, in Belle Glade and
has typicallyworked as a laborer.
Bent is wanted for Felony
Aggravated Battery (Deadly
Weapon) and a misdemeanor
failure to appear on a batter
charge.
To help solve this crime, call
(800) 458-8477 (TIPS). Lennard Bent


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Pahokee arrest report


March 25: Jessie B. Dunnaway,
37, habitual traffic offender; driv-
ing with license suspended.
March 25: Anthony Brooks, 26,
aggravated assault with a firearm;
carrying a concealed weapon
March 26: Juvenile, 16, grand
theft; burglary
March 27: Desiree Ruiz, 39,
failure to appear
March 27: Leonardo L. Gonza-
lez, 33, domestic battery
March 28: Sport L. Smith, 63,
failure to appear


March 30: Cynthia D. Daye, 31,
failure to appear
March 31: Kovey D. Jones, 27,
failure to appear; warrant viola-
tion of probation
April 2: James Johnson Jr., 26,
possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of paraphernalia
April 2: Davious Moore, 20,
violated injunction
April 10: Juvenile, 14, battery
April 13: George Johnson, 25,
strong-arm robbery, battery,
resisting arrest without violence


HCSO deputies


crack burglary spree


Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee has reported that four sepa-
rate burglaries with thefts and
damages in excess of $1,500
have been solved with the arrest
of three juveniles.
The addresses, dates, and vic-
tims of the burglaries are March
24, at the residence of Francisco
Gallegos on 2036. Steamboat Cir-
cle, in Labelle, a car stereo val-
ued at $350 was stolen; late April
10 or early April 11, a pick-up
truck owned by Javier Castillo of
3101 Tulip Road, in LaBelle, was
burglarized with an assortment.
of hand tools valued at $200; the
juveniles then walked tto the resi-
dence of Annette Schuetz at 3003
Tulip Road where they broke into
a storage shed, stealing a weed-
eater, fishing equipment, and
power tools valued at $45,0.
Their last stop of the crime-
filled night was at Earl Claxton's
residence at 3071 West Briar-
wood Circle, in LaBelle,.where
they gained entry by breaking, a


window in the rear of the resi-
dence. Once inside, they
attempted to remove a stereo
system from a car in the garage.
Mr. Claxton was awakened by
the noise and called the sheriff's
office. As the responding deputy
arrived, the juveniles fled the
scene after causing damages of
$500 to the home and vehicle.
The investigation of the series
of burglaries by Criminal Investi-
gations Unit Sergeant Joe Lee,
led to the three juveniles who,
after questioning by Sgt. Lee,
admitted to the burglaries and
gave explicit details of each
crime.
Through information gained
during the interviews, most of
the stolen property, was recov-
ered and returned to the owners.
Each juvenile was charged with
one count of burglary of an occu-
pied dwelling,. three counts of
grand theft, and two counts of
criminal mischief and booked
into the Hendry County jail.


Belle Glade arrest report


April 4: Edwin Eugene Denard,
43, loitering or prowling; carrying a
concealed weapon
April 4: Sheterria Lyles, 28, fail-
ure to appear warrant, grand theft
April 4: Kelb Ramon Hollimon,
26, grand theft auto
April 5: Juvenile, 16, loitering or
prowling
April 5: Juvenile, 14, loitering or
prowling
April 5: Juvenile, 14, affray.
April 5: Juvenile, 14, affray
April 6: Keith Jerome Willis, 25,
aggravated assault with a,firearm
April.,7: .Talites Satrood, .40,
aggravated battery .- .... ,


April 7: Nedra Ward, 24, crimi-
nal mischief
.April 8: Sergio Rivera, 19, viola-
tion of probation warrant, failure to
pay traffic fine
April 9: Ashley Dixon, 19, simple
battery
April 10 James Kenneth Sims,
27, violation of probation warrant,
expired driver's license over four
months
April 10: Claymore Fields, 35,
failure to appear warrant, driving
while license suspended or
revoked
April 10:. Nathaniel Lin sood
,Rowley, 38,.simple battery


April 11: Juvenile, 16, domestic
battery
April 11: Juvenile, 15, domestic
battery
April 11: Juvenile, 17, disorderly
conduct; aggravated battery on a
pregnantwoman
April 11: Delkis Lous, 20, simple
batter; disorderly conduct
April 12: Antwon Cain, 25, bur-
glary
April 13: Juvenile, 13, domestic
assault; resisting officer without
violence
April 13: Willie James Hooks,
32, domestic battery .
.: April 14J JohnChristopherOutz,


28, possession of cocaine; posses-
sion of paraphernalia
April 14: Arnold Dale Buchanan,
39, possession of cocaine; posses-
sion of paraphernalia
April 16: Juvenile, 16, child neglect
April 16: Billy Joe Jackson, 52,
failure to appear warrant -
arraignment
April 16: Teresa Johnson, 39,
battery
April 16: Juvenile, 16, violation
of probation warrant; possession
of marijuana
April 17: Yves Jupiter, 18, stalk-
irg:% \\arrant burglary to sti ucture
April 17: Juvenile, 13, battery


FWC to update imperiled species listing process
The Florida Fish and Wildlife of enhancements that all agreed tive actions will be identified and categories, its management plan
Conservation Commission (FWC) would strengthen any listing put in place is another key strength will outline the protections needed
is gearing up to give the state's process. Those enhancements of the proposed process. Whenev- to keep that species' recovery mov-
imperiled species listing process an form the basis of the proposed er the agency considers listing or ing in the right direction."
upgrade. updates to the listing process. reclassifying a species, FWC staff The proposed updates will fur-
FWC leaders say, if the pro- One of the updates involves will develop a management plan other strengthen the process by
posed updates are approved, Flori- incorporating the latest criteria and tailored to that individual species' involving a biological review panel
da will have the most effective, sci- guidelines developed by the Inter- needs. The plan will outline throughout the evaluation process
ence-based, recovery-oriented national Union for the Conserva- species-specific protections, replac- and requiring an additional peer
process in the world. tion of Nature (IUCN), which have ing less-effective blanket prohibi- review of that panel's assessment.
"We are excited about this proj- the respect of the scientific comrn- tions of the past, which were tied to FWC staff and select stakeholders
ect," said FWC Executive Director munity worldwide and are in use in the classification categories of will also receive training to ensure
Ken Haddad. "We've devoted the at least 25 countries. Since 1999, endangered, threatened or species correct application of IUCN criteria.
past two and a half years to gather- the IUCN has further refined its of special concern. These layers in the listing process
ing public input and fine tuning the -global criteria and created guide- "This approach makes sense, will serve to ensure all species
listing process. We believe putting lines to apply, them at a regional because the steps we need to take receive the attention and protec-
the proposed updates into action level. FWC biologists say adopting to promote the recovery of the tions they need.
will result in healthier and more those changeswill enhance the manatee are vastly different from "Our agency is charged with
diverse fish and wildlife popula- agency's ability to preserve and the needs of Key Deer," Sullivan managing and preserving fish and
tions throughout our-state." protect Florida's ecological diversi- said. "Our imperiled species listing wildlife, and this plan does that,"
The proposed updates build on ty. process, via the required manage- Haddad said. "More importantly, it
the current process, which the "This will give us a better meas- ment plan, will identify those accomplishes that goal through a
FWC adopted in 1999, when a during stick," said FWC biologist unique needs." public and objective process.
well-balanced citizen panel recom- Dan Sullivan. "We'll be better "Several groups have expressed Floridians have come to demand
mended implementation of a more equipped to identify which species concern about the possibility of a that level of accountability and
scientific and internationally are in danger, monitor their species shifting from endangered transparency from their govern-
proven process. FWC. staff has progress and determine whether to threatened and then losing pro- ment agencies."
since reconvened that panel to the corrective actions we're taking tections, but that's the beauty of the Visit MyFWC.com/imperiled-
address perceived flaws in the list- areworking." proposed process," Haddad said. species to learn more about the
ing process. The panel created a list Sullivan said how those correc- "If a species improves and shifts proposed updates.


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Women of Accomplishment program presents honors
The sixth annual Women of Accomplishment Program sponsored by the local Chambers of Commerce (Belle Glade, Clewis-
ton, and Pahokee) and Palm Beach Community College/Belle Glade honored 12 Glades area women: Left to right; Janice
Forbes, Community Service; Catherine Peeples, Government;Geneva McKenzie Boyd, Religion; Karen McCarthy, Commu-
nity Service; Angela Pope, Banking; Ann O'Connell Rust, Pioneer; Gwendolyn Davis, Entrepreneur; Geraldine Bailey, Health;
Susan McMillan, Medical; Florence Maitland, Education; Sarah Bennett, Arts; Miriam Hernandez Hollon, Nursing.


Belle Glade woman named top Scout leader


WEST PALM BEACH Sister
Laura Cavanaugh, who runs
Glades Kids, an after-school pro-
gram.in Belle Glade, was recently
recognized for another group of
children she's in charge of: Three"
Girl Scout troops.
Sister Cavanaugh was named
Scout Leader of the Year by the
Arthur R..Marshall Foundation, a
non-profit West Palm Beach organ-
ization dedicated to the preserva-
tion and restoration of the Florida
Everglades.
"I'm thrilled and surprised," said
Cavanaugh, who leads Belle Glade
Girl Scout troops 719, 449 and 910.
"The Marshall Foundation is doing
some wonderful work to save the
Everglades and I'm honored to be
recognized by them."
Sister Cavanaugh received the
award March 2 at the Marshall
Foundation's Annual Anniversary
and Recognition Luncheon at the
Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.


Couiri-esy photo Mort Kaye
Sister Laura Cavanaugh received her Scout Leader of the
Year award at the Kravis Center for her dedication to Glades
area scouts and her efforts to get her young scouts involved
in projects to help save the Everglades.


Also honored were Lake Worth
sculpture artist Norman Gitzen Jr.,
who was named'Volunteer of the
Year, longtime Florida Department
of Environmental Protection scien-
tist Herb Zebuth, who received the


award for Conservationist of the
Year, and Boy Scout Jeff Whitney
Jr., who was the 2005 recipient of
the Marshall Foundation's Eagle
Scout Award.
Sister Cavanaugh, who is


known simply as "Sister Laura" to
the many children she serves at
Glades. Kids, has participated in
Marshall Foundation events for sev-
eral years and never turns down an
opportunity to provide children
with environmental education
opportunities. Recently, a group of
Glades Kids' students planted trees
on Torry Island as part of a Marshall
Foundation project to restore a his-
toric pond apple forest.
"The kids really enjoyed it," said
Sister Laura.
Foundation Executive Director
John Marshall said he was proud to
have all four award recipients asso-
ciated with his organization.
"We are lucky to have a lot of
good people who work with us,
and these are some of the best.
When I see how smart and dedicat-
ed our volunteers are, I know we
will succeed in saving the Ever-
glades," he said.


AREAAGENCY 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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Belle Glade Woman's Club helps support troops


The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade has been purchasing items
that the service men in Iraq are in
need. The International Affairs Dis-
trict 10 project for all Women's
Clubs was supplying items to the
troops in Iraq.
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade decided to join in this project
to make sure Glades service men
and women were able to receive
these packages as well. The club


collected items such as chap-
sticks, sun block, hand sanitizer,
dental floss, toothpaste, powered
kool-aid, snacks, candies, batteries,
and many other items from the
wish list provided from the military.
So far there have been 12
names of service members who
will be receiving a box full of much
needed items.
Ms. Cayson.said, "As the chair of
this project, it feels rewarding to be
able to just help a couple of our


troops who are serving to protect
us and the least that we can do is
send our service men from the
Glades a little something so that
they know we are appreciative of
what they are doing for our coun-
try". I've spoken with several
moms, .dads, and friends of these
soldiers who say they are so glad
that we are sending packages to
their loved ones because they tell
me that many servicemen don't
have anyone to send them any-


thing and it can get expensive
when you mail a box overseas. I'm
just glad that we are able to help
out in this way."
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade would like to continue this
project and if any one in the com-
munity would like to contribute or
provide additional names to the
list, please contact Elizabeth
Cayson at (561) 996-0129. -


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Moore Haven Elementary students were rewarded with sub
sandwiches after partaking in last month's Jump Rope for
Heart, sponsored by the American Heart Association.


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He may be in kindergarten, but little Adrian Pardo showed off
big kid skills in raising the most money during the Jump
Rope for Heart fundraiser. Pictured with Pardo is teacher
Chris Goodwin and Lori Bennett, of Subway, who treated
Pardo to a free kid's meal from Subway.


Mrs. Davis' first grade class collected the most money in last
month's fundraiser for the American Heart Association's
Jump Rope for Heart. Lori Bennett and teacher Chris Good-
win watch over the hungry youngsters.


Moore Haven Elementary
School participated in American
Heart Association's Jump Rope
For Heart. The kids did a great job
raising over $2,500. Moore
Haven's local branch of Subway
offered a Sub party for the class
that raised the most money. Mrs.
Davis' 1st grade class raised the
most money in the school and


was rewarded with the party.
Mrs. Timmons' kindergarten
class had the student that raised
the most in the school. Adrian
Pardo raised over $225 and won
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Florida scorpions be on the lookout


Extension agents enjoy office
visits from local residents bearing
gifts in glass jars and plastic con-
tainers. Once in a while the speci-
mens can get a bit creepy. A recent
visitor to their office brought in a
small brown lobster-like' creature
with a curled up tail. Most folks
would have no problem identifying
this as a scorpion.
Yes, Virginia, Florida has scorpi-
ons. However, according to Univer-
sity of Florida Extension Entomolo-
gists, none of them are able to
produce a fatal sting. Most folks
would view these occasional
invaders as a nuisance, and want to
know how to control them.
In Florida, encounters with life-
threatening non-native scorpions
are possible only in the movies or
as a result of stowaways or
released exotic pets. Of 90 U.S.
scorpion species, only four occur
east of the Mississippi River. And,.
orl one of the i9.i domestic scorpi-
ons, Vhich usually li\ e in fTeSi'uth-
*west, can kill people. There are
about 1,300 species of scorpions
worldwide.
Scorpions vary in size from one to
four inches long. These crab-like ani-
mals are dark brown, have a broad
flattened, body, and are compete
with 10 legs. The front pair of legs is
modified into claw-like pincers,
which are used to hold their prey.
Their. most noticeable feature is
their curled fleshy tail. It is usually
held over their body. It ends in an.
enlarged upturned tip that ends in a
stinger. The sting is used for defense
as well as for capturing prey.
Scorpion venom is a nerve poi-
son, but the dose injected usually is
not enough to kill adults. While no
Florida scorpions are capable of
inflicting a lethal sting, those that
have had scorpion stings report
That it is very painful, probably
more so than a wasp sting. Scorpi-
ons rarely sting humans except
when pinned against the skin, such
as under clothes or when trapped
in bed sheets. The site of the sting
may be sore and swollen for some
time. An antivenin is available for
severe reactions to scorpion stings,
so medical attention is a good idea.
According to UF Entomologist
Lyle Buss, their office visitor was a
Florida bark scorpion, sometimes
.:called the slender brown scorpion
(Centruroides gracilis). It is the
largest of Florida's three scorpion
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Florida species is not found in
south central Florida: The Guiana
striped scorpion (C. guianensis) is
intermediate in size between the
other Florida Scorpions and crawls
only around Collier, Miami-Dade,
and Monroe counties.
Scorpions like to hide outside
under boards, rubbish, or other
areas that provide shelter and pro-
tection. They are a nuisance, espe-
cially in recently built homes. These
predators are active at night, and do
their share to reduce pests in and
around the home. Another interest-
ing feature about scorpions is that
theyglow under ultraviolet lights --
so get out the black lights to help
track them down.
In the home, scorpions are most
likely to be found where they find
their food sources: Insects, spiders,
or similar small animal life. Termites
are suggested as the best food
source for captive Florida Bark Scor-
pions. Be cautious when crawling
under a house or up in the attic. And
taking care of these other pests will
often eliminate scorpions as well.
Scorpions have a long life cycle,


lasting three to five years. Males and
females go through a courtship rit-
ual prior to mating. Scorpions do
not lay eggs and the young are born
alive. After birth, the young scorpi-
ons climb on the back of the moth-
er and remain there until after their
first molt. Scorpions will readily eat
their own species and females will
often eat their own young.
Here are a few other ideas to
make your Florida home less
attractive to scorpions and their
prey:
Prune branches so they do not
overhang the home, and keep
shrubs from touching the outside
walls.
Place trash piles and trash cans
on.blocks or logs to keep them off
the ground. Keep firewood outside
until it is ready to be used, and use
gloves when moving it. Maintain
screens, and use caulk to seal cracks,
and seal door .optriing. ''. iih weath-
er-stripping. In case of a heavy, infes-
tation, perimeter residual pesticide
sprays can be used as a last resort. ,
If you encounter a scorpion, the
natural reaction is to kill it. Physical
force will do the trick, but be pre-
pared with a quick, carefully aimed
stomp with a heavy boot. Glue
boards may also be helpful in cap-


turning both scorpions and their
food sources without pesticides.
However, pesticides may some-
times be needed for Scorpion con-
trol. Pesticides must come in contact
with the animal to work. After appli-
cations are made, keep track of how
effective the application was in solv-
ing the problem. If necessary, reap-
ply according to label directions.
Some products effective against
scorpions can only be used outside,
while others are labeled.for indoor
use. Many of these materials may
only be used by professionals. Be
sure to use a pesticide only as
instructed on the label. For a list of
pesticides currently recommended
for Scorpion control by the Universi-
ty of Florida, please request a copy
of the bulletin, Stinging or Ven-
omous Insects and Related Pests.
Placement of more information
is on the Okeechobee Web page,
http://okeechobee.itfas,ufl.edu, If, ouL
would like to see some additional
references on scorpions, please
email okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call (863) 763-6469. Local residents
can stop by the office at 458 Hwy. 98
North in Okeechobee, and visit the
Okeechobee County Master Garden-
ers on Tuesday afternoons from 1-5
p.m.


Celebrating Easter in style
On Thursday, March 24, the Buckhead Ridge Gator Galls, members of the Red Hat Club,
celebrated Easter early, by taking Easter baskets, personally made by them, to the
Senior Connection Ladies. These ladies eat lunch there Monday-Friday. They had an
Easter parade around the tables with songs and prizes for their homemade decorated
hats. A great time was had by all.


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On May 12, 2005
At 11:00 a.m.
In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida

To Consider Proposed Changes
To The Moore Haven Jr. Sr. High
School Student Handbook

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Are Available By Contacting:
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701 Terrier Pride Drive, SW
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from track districts


By Mark Young
Clewiston High School's Lady
Tiger track squad returned home
from the District 2A track meet with
a fifth place overall finish out of the
11 participating schools.
The squad will not head to
regionals as a team, but will some
finalists to the next level after cap-
turing a pair of victories, to compli-
ment a few top three finishes.
Clewiston's Nicole Pope was a
dominate force on the day within
the shot put competition and her
closest competitor would be more
than three feet off of her winning
distance of 35 feet. Pope had some
friendly company in the top eight
scoring positions with teammate
Dynesha Thomas placing sixth.
The Lady Tigers had a valuable
points day in the field events with
Teadra Jackson finishing fourth in
the discus with teammate Brittany
McNeal finishing in sixth place.
Curtissa Franklin grabbed the final
points position in the triple jump
with an eighth place performance.


Evelyn Thompson launched
herself more than 16 feet to claim
second place in the long jump
event, but it would not be her last
appearance among the district's
top finishers. Thompson joined up
with teammates Alissa Abreau,
Mary Hegley, and Tequilla Weston
to win the 4x400-relay event with a
time of 4:14.53.
Thompson also secured third
place in the 100-meter dash with
Weston going one spot better for
second place. Weston would also
take third in the 200-meter dash and
Hegley captured third in the 400.
Bishop Verot would claim top
honors at districts with 126 points.
Immokalee also grabbed 126
points for a two-way draw at the
top while North Port High School
finished third with 88 points. Gold-
en Gate was fourth with 71 points
and Clewiston finished in a strong
fifth place with 69 points.
Dubar, Lemon Bay, Riverdale,
LaBelle, Palmetto Ridge, and Lake
Placid rounded out the field.


Top cops
Law enforcement officers representing Clewiston, Hendry
County, and Glades County teamed up to participate in
the annual State Attorney Softball Invitational and the
combination led the squad to a 3-0 record and the cham-
pionship. They are, from left to right front, Donnie Weath-
ers (CPD), Max Van D' Huygnslager (CPD), Kathy Radcliff
(CPD), and Daniel Nesbitt (CPD). From left to right back,
Julius Taylor HCSO), Chad Pelham (CPD), Sheriff Stuart
Whidd6n (GCSO), Ryan Van Houten (GCSO), Quintano
Guillermo (GCSO), Steve Russel (State Attorney's Office),
and Detective Steve Harriss (GCSO).


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Whiddon and Taylor Harris from yellow belt to orange,
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Recognizing Blue Devils
A sign has been posted next to Jellyroll's in downtown
Pahokee, honoring the Blue Devil football team for an
outstanding and successful season. The sign greets vis-
itors to the town and also recognizes the team's spon-
sors: The Pahokee Chamber of Commerce, the Palm
Beach County Health Care District, Glades General Hos-
pital and the Pahokee Rotarians. Jean helps to keep the
vicinity of the sign clean.


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Mark Lamb and Mike Cass show off their winning weight of
more than 33 pounds during the annual Sugar-fest bass
tournament held in Clewiston April 17. In a one-day tourna-
ment, it was an impressive outing who also boated the big
bass for the tournament, which tipped the scales at more
than nine pounds.


Miss Hendry County, Kassie Messa and Jr. Miss Hendry
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Snead at the 6th Annual Sugarfest Tournament. The tourna-
ment paid out.over $2350.00 dollars to the winners and there
was a drawing held in which hundreds of prizes were given
away to lucky ticket holders.


Lamb and Cass win Sugar-fest bass tourney


By Mark Young
What would a festival be with-
out the addition of a fishing tourna-
ment? The Clewiston Bass Anglers
know the answer to that question
and for the sixth straight year the
annual Sugar Festival has been
complimented by a little on-the-
water competition in the form of
the sixth annual Sugar-fest bass
tournament.
Anglers spread out across the


waters of Lake Okeechobee, sail-
ing out of Mary Ann Martin's Mari-
na, April 17 and after full'day on the
water, it would prove to be a'good
day for fishing. The weight totals
brought into the scales.could have
easily been related to any two-day,
tournament, but these anglers had.
a stellar day of fishing and, at the
end of the day, more than 33
pounds would claim the winning
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Mark, Lamb and Mike Cass
teamed up to haul 33.05 pounds to
claim the top prize and despite
impressive weights,from the com-
petition, sailed away with the victo-
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n't hurt that Lamb brought home
the big bass prize of the day with a
Lake Okeechobee Hawg tipping
the scales at 9.03 pounds.
Taking second place with a
weight of 27.09 pounds was the


team of Jim Medlin and Steve
Yeatts. With weight of 23 pounds,
Rick Burton and Todd Kursey cap-
tured third place. Rounding out the
top four were Mike Mills and Har-
lan Griggs who brought 13.03
pounds to the scales.
In all, the tournament paid out
$2,350 to the top anglers, but most
everybody took home something
with hundreds of prizes being
awarded.


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Garbage
Continued From Page 1
Inc. has been collecting garbage
without a contract for more than
a year. He said he discussed this
with former Glades County man-
ager Cliff Miller.
Mr. Sabin said the last time
they discussed the garbage col-
lection contract, Glades County
officials were considering
mandatory countywide garbage
pickup as a potential part of a
comprehensive garbage pickup
and disposal agreement. Since
Waste Management Inc. was in
negotiations with Glades County
for solid waste disposal, they
agreed to continue to pickup
garbage during the negotiations
period.
On April 11, Waste Manage-
ment Inc. said these negotia-


Garden
Continued From Page 1
wheel of Moore Haven, could
come true. Right now, in full
bloom are masses of white
bougainvillea, deep blue plumba-
go and the large gleaming trum-
pets of allamanda.
These are not fragile annuals
that come to visit in the spring-
time then silently go away. These
are perennials of the first order,
known throughout the Land of
Sunshine, yet seldom planted
with such dramatic effect, and
that's where more people can see
and enjoy them more of the time.
The plantings are effectively laid
out repeating a typical three-color
scheme of springtime.
And that's not all. Lifting eyes
skyward there can be seen strik-
ing trees of gold/tabebuia.
To the south of the building,
are mass-foundation plantings of
evergreen jatropha, which boasts
red-cluster flowers all year.
Mrs. Henderson said, "This-
garden project was not done for
recognition. I simply saw that we
had an area that needed beautify-
ing and we had the resources to
do something about it with our
community service workers.
Word got around that the garden
project was in the making, and
then spontaneously donations
were made to buy the plants.
With the help of several individu-
als, including Larry Luckey for
one, who helped with the selec-
tion of plants and others making
suggestions, it turned out better
than even I dreamed."
Mrs. Henderson said there
were several donations.
"And, a very large live oak tree
was donated by Donald Strenth


tions ceased when the impasse
was declared. The county will
now consider other options for
solid waste disposal.

Mr. Sabin said Waste Manage-
ment collects garbage in Glades
County on a subscription serv-
ice, charging an average of
$10.25 per household. With the
long distances between housing
areas in the rural county and the
rising cost of fuel, they are losing
money at the current pickup
rates, he said. The company
continued the pickup service -
even though the franchise con-
tract expired as a courtesy
since they were in negotiations
with the county for the solid
waste disposal. Now the negoti-
ations have ceased, Waste Man-
agement Inc. is waiting for the
county's response.


Birthday
Continued From Page 1
the primary chapter in Washing-
ton D.C.
The gold card was presented


Voting
Continued From Page 1
2006. In addition to the federal
law, Florida Statutes require
accessible voting systems be in
place by July 1, 2005, Mrs. Whid-
don told the commission. She
said handicapped accessible
touch screen voting units must be
available at every polling 'place,
for sight challenged and hearing
impaired voters even if there
are no voters who need them in


to Ms. Morningstar by Mrs. Mar-
garet Nathurst, past grand
matron and grand treasurer of
the Grand Chapter of Florida and
from Ft. Myers.
The charter was sadly draped,
in honor of former Glades County
Sheriff Jim Rider, who passed


that precinct.
Mrs. Whiddon said a state
grant of $54,184.51 will pay for 13
touch screen units one for.
each precinct in Glades County.
She said the state requires
there be at least one touch screen
unit for each precinct it doesn't
matter if two precincts share a
polling place.
Mrs. Whiddon said the county
will have to provide more storage
space for the Elections Office to
store this equipment.


away recently. Mr. Rider was past
patron of the Order last year and
the charter will remain draped in
honor of Mr. Rider for 30 consec-
utive days.
Birthday cake and refresh-
ments were served at the birth-
day celebration, with members


from Clewiston, LaBelle, Ft.
Myers, and West Palm Beach
attending the festivities.

Mrs. Maggie Whitten-Beard is
Worthy Matron and Mr. Roger
Beard is the Worthy Matron of the
Moore Haven Chapter #116.


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who with his own equipment
delivered and planted the tree
with complete instructions on
how to care for it," she said. "It
has responded beautifully and is
now covered with a heavy
canopy of gleaming new-green
leaves."
She also said, "I really appreci-
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this garden planted including
various members of the Glades
County Garden Club. There are
too many who helped to list all
the names,- however, please
know that all the work and dona-
tions are greatly appreciated not
only by me and our service work-
ers but by all who see the beauty


of the courthouse garden.
"And I have to say had it not
been for David Longwell, mainte-
nance supervisor of the court-
house, who was very helpful by
installing an underground sprin-
kling system in that area, without
which we would not be enjoying
the. beauty of the garden that's
evident now. Of course these par-
ticular. plants will grow and
bloom nicely on their own after
they have become established,
but with ample water in the
beginning they perform doubly
well, as can be seen right now."
All this was done about a year
or so ago but this is the garden's
first blooming spring.
Of course there are magnifi-
cent gardens here and yonder, if


one wants to drive miles and
miles, using gallons of gas and
taking hours to do so. Some
examples of large public/com-
mercial gardens are at Bok
Tower, Cypress Gardens, Leu
Gardens in Orlando and Kanapa-
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And this is not to say that the
Glades County Courthouse Gar-
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Word travels fast and some 40-
well-wishers crowded the waiting
room at the hospital by the time it
was all over. Linda remained
secluded, praying for her baby. She-
knew Taylor would live, but said
her greatest fear was that her pre-
cious child had sustained brain-
damage.
At the hospital, Dr. Roberto
Monge, a pediatric intensive care
physician, gave his full attention to
his small patient. When he was cer-
tain she was out of danger, he final-
ly talked to the distraught mother.
Linda said she heard little of what
he told her, only recalling the words
she had been praying to hear lit-
tle Taylor had no brain damage.
Once she knew her daughter
was miraculously all right, the self-
recriminations began. "If only -
what if what should I have
done?"
Dr. Monge, a member of Health-
Park's drowning recovery team,
took pains to explain to Linda that
she was not a "bad mother". Every
parent, at one time or another, has
-a similar experience, most often
with no serious consequences.
Sometimes, though, a tragedy
occurs. She should not blame her-
self, Dr. Monge assured her. She
had done all the right things: The
pool was enclosed Taylor had
been taught to stay away from the


Young Taylor Martin gets a kiss from Tim Weathington,
whose quick action helped to save young Taylor.


pool. Linda tried to get Taylor into
swimming lessons, but could find
no one to take her until she turned
two. The family had been trying to
get a childproof fence installed
around the pool, but no one from
Fort Myers would come out to do.
the work.
"Kids are called kids because


that is what they are they are not
small adults," Dr. Monge said,
"These things happen because
children do not -understand conse-
quences. No one can watch a child
100 percent of the time."
For Tim, the hardest part of the
ordeal was calling Dane to tell him
what happened.


Looking back on the ordeal,
Linda said she thinks that Taylor fol-
lowed her little dog, Bear, around
the house and through the doggie
door into the pool enclosure. A
teacup Yorkie, Bear was barking,
trying to pull her out when Linda
found the child. He stayed right by
Taylor's side as Tim worked on her.
Inrthe weeks since the accident,
Linda found a pool company in
Clewiston that came right out the
.next day to begin putting up a child-
proof fence and Taylor will be
enrolled in swimming lessons in
June, after she turns two. Taylor's
family thanks God and wonderful
neighbors that their baby is still
with them, whole and sound. With
a wide grin Linda says, "I can't keep
my hands off her!"
Tim and Taylor have forged a
strong bond through their ordeal.
He and fiance, Winri Tanner, will
be married next month. They were
supposed to be married last month
and, in fact, should have been on
their honeymoon when Taylor
nearly drowned. Fortunately for the
Martin family, those plans did not
work out.
Knowing how blessed they are,
Linda and Dane have committed to
participating in a drowning aware-
ness seminar at HealthPark, part of
April Drowning Awareness Month,
to share their important message.
Because of Tim's quick and self-
less action, Taylor will be able to
enjoy her second birthday on April
29. Her mom is planning a doozy.'


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New UF/IFAS economic


GAINESVILLE In a new
study that reveals the changing
face of Florida agriculture, Uni-
versity of Florida researchers say
the forestry industry now has
the biggest economic impact on
the state eclipsing citrus, veg-
etables and ornamentals in
terms of output.
Annual output or sales
impacts in the forest products
industry exceed $16.6 billion,
creating 133,475 jobs, with $7.5
billion in value-added personal
and business income, and gen-
erating more than $581 million
in local, state and federal taxes
(excluding income taxes), said
Alan Hodges, an economist in
UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences, or UF/IFAS.
"Citrus is the crop most peo-
ple .associate with Florida, and
the state still leads the nation in
citrus production, but our study
indicates forestry is .now the
economic heavyweight in the
state's $67 billion agricultural
and natural resources industry,"
he said.
By comparison, the output in
the fruit and vegetable industry
is approximately $12.8 billion,
generating 125,000 jobs and
$437 million in taxes, according
to the most recent data sources.
The environmental horticulture
or "ornamentals" industry,
which includes production of
landscape plants, flowers,
foliage, turfgrass and associated
landscaping services, generates
$8.9 billion in output impacts in
Florida.
While forestry has a bigger
economic impact on the state,
environmental horticulture still
generates more jobs 154,205
- than forestry in Florida, he
said. Environmental horticulture


also is the fastest growing seg-
ment of agriculture in the United
States, and Florida is ranked as
the second largest production
state in the nation.
Hodges, who studies the eco-
nomics of Florida agriculture
with David Mulkey, a professor
in the UF/IFAS food and
resource economics depart-
ment, said other faculty con-
tributed to the report on forestry.
They include Janaki Alavalapti
and Douglas Carter, associate
professors in the UF/IFAS School
of Forest Resources and Conser-
vation.
The forestry. industry is con-
centrated mainly in North and
Central Florida, with more than
16-million acres or 25,000-
square miles of forests,' repre-
senting nearly half of the state's
land area, Hodges said. Forests
in Florida are managed to pro-
duce a variety of wood and fiber
products, with about 650-mil-
lion-cubic feet of wood harvest-
ed annually.
Forests also support outdoor
recreational opportunities for
residents and millions of visitors
to the state, providing important
no market environmental servic-
es such as biodiversity, water
recharge and mitigation of glob-
al climate change by absorbing
carbon dioxide from the atmos-
phere, Hodges said.
The growth of the Florida
forestry industry mirrors that of
.other states in the southeastern
)United States, where forestry is
now the leading agricultural
commodity.
"The success of the industry
in Florida and the Southeast is
also driven by the fact that large
tracts of forest land are privately
owned, while forests in the


western part of the nation are
largely on public lands," Hodges
said. "In many cases, state and
federal restrictions on publicly
owned lands govern the amount
of logging that can take place,
particularly in old-growth
forests, which accounts for the
decline of the industry in the
West."
Hodges and Mulkey also esti-
mated the values of recreation
and tourism in their study on the
Florida forestry industry.
While tourism is the largest
and most well known sector of
the Florida economy, forested
landscapes provide environmen-
tal amenities that support this
industry, particularly for the
growing eco-tourism market,
Hodges said. Visitors spend
about $47 billion annually,
which translates into an overall
economic impact of $117 bil-
lion.
Various surveys indicate that
more than half of Florida visitors
engage in some type of nature-
based activity during their visit,
and 19 to 33 percent of all travel
and tourism in the' southern
United States is linked to out-
door recreation, he said.
"Using the more conservative
19-percent figure, we estimate
that outdoor recreation in Flori-
da has a total economic impact
of at least $22.3 billion annually,
creating 332,000 jobs," Hodges
said. "And some share of this
can be attributed to forest
ecosystems."
He cited U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service data showing
that wildlife-related recreational
activities including hunting,
fishing and x\ildlife viewing -
account for total expenditures in
Florida of an estimated $6.05 bil-


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lion. He said the figure includes
money spent on fuel, lodging,
and meals as well as recreation-
al equipment such as boats and
guns.
"While not all wildlife-related
recreational activity is directly
attributed to forest resources,
most of the recreation, hunting
and wildlife watching takes
place in forested ecosystems,"
he said.
In addition to these commer-
cial and recreational use values
associated with forests in Flori-
da, there is an array of no market
environmental services that are
important to recognize,
although they may be difficult to
measure, he said.
These no market environ-
mental services include: Surface
and ground water storage,
purification of air and water, mit-
igation of droughts and floods,
stabilization of climate, genera-
tion and preservation of soils,
decomposition of wastes,
cycling and movement of nutri-
ents, provision of wildlife habitat
and maintenance of biodiversity.
Hodges said Florida forests
absorb.or "sequester" about 5.8-
million tons of carbon from the
atmosphere every year, which
helps reduce the effects of glob-
al warming. Using the figure of
$5 per ton, this positive environ-
mental impact is worth about
$29 million annually, he said.
The study, "Economic
Impacts of the Forest Industry in
Florida, 2003" (FE 538), is avail-
able on the UF's Electronic Doc-
ument Information Source
(EDIS) Web site:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/.


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young or too old to be a Faith in
Action volunteer. The youngest
Faith in Action in Labelle volun-
teer is six years of age and the
oldest is 86.
Some of their volunteers are
shy, while others are very outgo-
ing. Some volunteers never
leave their home and some trav-
el all about. The key to making a
volunteer job work for you is to
find your fit.
Each \ear Faith in Action in
Labelle receives requests for a,
caring individual to read to chil-
dren, rock a baby or tutor some-
one. But that's not all. Requests
for a lawn to be raked, windows
to be washed, or a friendly visit
or phone call are also very popu-
lar. Not all volunteer duties
require one-on-one contact.
Groups can also volunteer.
Faith in Action in LaBelle has
had the. privilege of working
with groups such as the Boy
Scouts, Future Business Leaders
of America, Hendry County
Sheriff's Explorers, Kiwanis
Club of Labelle, Labelle High.
School Health Career Class, the
Robinettes and Southwest Flori-
da Christian Academy, to name a
few. Faith in Action doesn't stop
there.
Volunteers provide entertain-
ment by singing, dancing and:
even teaching exercise classes.


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Pages 17-20


occasions for those otherwise
forgotten. They craft and make
baked goods, set up for special
events and help raise funds to
continue services in the commu-
nity. The list goes on and on.
There are rewards to volun-
teering. Besides the satisfaction
of helping another, volunteer
hours are utilized in many differ-
ent ways. Students can collect
hours for high school or college
requirements. Volunteers can
turn in their hours and partici-
pate in the Share program and
even bank hours for individuals
who are not physically capable
of volunteering. Volunteers can
earn special recognition within


Whether you enjoy volun-
teering in the limelight or behind
the scenes there is never a short-
age of opportunities. If you have
any amount of time to share
with another, please consider
volunteering with the Faith in
Action program. Faith in Action
has now expanded its services
to eastern Hendry County and
Moore Haven.
If you are looking for a way to
spend some spare time and
would like to become a Faith in
Action volunteer, or if you or
someone you know needs the
assistance of a volunteer, please
call Barbara Marshall at 675-
1446 or Liz Taylor at 983-7088.


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ORLANDO The operational
hours for the disaster helpline-are
being changed by the Department
of Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) and the. state of Florida as
the number of inquires has
decreased, federal and state offi-
cials said.


Beginning April 11, the Helpline
will be open to receive phone calls
from disaster victims during the
new hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
The toll free helpline number is
(800) 621-3362, and for those with
hearing and speech impairments
the TTY number is (800) 462-7585.
"FEMA and the State Emer-


agency Response Team (SERT) will
continue to respond to all ques-
tions from those who suffered
damages, have registered with
FEMA for aid and now have ques-
tions regarding their applications,"
said Craig Fugate, state coordinat-
ing officer for SERT.
Bill Carwile, FEMA coordinator


for the disaster, said, "This is only a
change in hours of operation appli-
cants needing help from FEMA and
the state can be assured that the
helpline is still available Monday
through Friday. For more informa-
tion on SERT go to www.floridadis-
aster.org for EEMA go to
www.fema.gov.


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Crist praises passage of House act
TALLAHASSEE Attorney Gen- Bill 319, sponsored by Rep. Tim security for parishioners in their church as worshipers celebrated a
eral Charlie Crist praised the Flori- Ryan. A companion bill is moving moments of reverence. I com- sunrise Mass. At gunpoint, the
da House for its unanimous vote through the Senate committee mend the House for its quick pas- robbers took wallets and purses
in favor of the Freedom to Wor- process, sage of this important legislation from the mostly elderly parish-
ship Safely Act, which would "Places of worship should be and encourage the Senate to do ioners. Current Florida law pro-
increase penalties for crimes com- sanctuaries from the ravages of the same." vides enhanced penalties for such
mitted against individuals the outside world, uniquely The legislation was prompted offenses as car-jackings and home
engaged in religious activities immune from criminal acts," said by a shocking crime that occurred invasion robberies, but carries no
while in a house of worship. The Crist. "The Freedom to Worship last November, when two masked such. enhancement for crimes
House voted 113-0 to adopt House Safely Act can bring a measure of men burst into a Fort Lauderdale committed in houses of worship.

Lawmakers call for investigations


WASHINGTON The IRS esti-
mates that some 50-million Ameri-
cans will scramble in the first
weeks of this month to meet the
April 15 deadline to file their tax
returns. But among those mailing
last-minute returns may be
inmates getting refunds for work
they didn't do because they're
behind bars.
Recent published accounts
found that with the help of a few
outsiders, two inmates serving
long sentences in Florida prisons
for murder filed fraudulent tax
returns and received refunds of
around $5,000 from the IRS for
wages they never earned.
And as it turns out their scam
isn't unique to Florida. For exam-
ple, Donald Sanders was indicted,


last year for filing a fake tax return
for himself and 65 other inmates
while serving time at the Missouri
Eastern Correctional Center in
2002. Prosecutors believe the
scheme cost taxpayers over
$73,000. And in 2003, two inmates
at the Carson City Correctional
Facility in Michigan were sentenced
to an additional 27 months in
prison when authorities discovered
their plans to file false tax returns
on behalf of fellow prisoners for
refunds totaling more than
$46,000.
According to the IRS itself,
bogus returns from prison inmates
is a growing problem. Inmates
long have been among those filing
multiple returns for illegal refunds,
IRS officials say. Though the scope
of the problem is unknown.


That's why four legislators from
Florida, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and
U.S. Reps. Jim Davis, Ric Keller and
Tom Feeney, want to put a stop to
this tax scam. They've asked the
investigative arm of Congress to
find out how widespread the prob-
lem is and to identify ways law-
makers could safeguard the system
from prisoners who aim to cheat
the government.
"Convicts should go to prison to
pay their debts to society, not-to rip
off American taxpayers," Nelson
said.
"It is outrageous that as millions
of law-abiding citizens are strug-
gling to pay their taxes, criminals in
prisons across the nation are
already receiving thousands in IRS
refunds from fraudulent claims,"
David added. "This scam needs to


be fully investigated immediately
so that we can put a stop to this
activity."
"We need the IRS to explain to
us in the light of day why in the
world they can't crack down on
this blatant fraud by prisoners,"
stated Keller.
"American taxpayers deserve to
know the full extent to which they
are being swindled .by prison
inmates. A GAO inquiry will help
Congress gather more information
about this scheme so we can pre-
vent it from happening in the
future," said Feeney.
Nelson, Davis, Keller and
Feeney are concerned..that access
to the Internet in U.S. correctional
facilities may make it easier for
inmates to file phony returns.


Families needed for student exchange


ASSE International Student
Exchange Program (ASSE) is seek-
ing localhost families for boys and
girls from a variety of countries
around the world. These students
are 15-18 years of age, and are
coming to this area for the upcom-
ing high school year or semester.
These personable and academ-
ically-select exchange students


Rep.
WASHINGTON
Rep. Katherine Hz
urged Congress t
free. America's
farmers, ranchers,
owners, and thei
the specter of th
passing H.R. 8,
Repeal Permanen
The U.S. House
tives is slated to
this week.
"Benjamin Fra
'in this world no
but death and tax
that even the
Franklin imagined
death itself," Re
"Americans get ta


speak Englisl well, are bright, curi-
ous and anxious to learn about the
U.S.A. by living as part of your fami-
ly, attending high school and shar-
ing their own culture and language
with you.
The exchange students arrive
from their home country shortly
before school begins and return at
the end of the school year or


Harris urges
i, DC U.S. earn money. They get taxed aga
arris (R-FL' has when they spend what is 'le
to permanently Unquenched, government th(
hard working pursues taxpayers beyond tI
, small business grave causing devastating co
r families from sequences for the grieving rel
e death tax by 'tives they leave behind, many
the Death Tax whom must sell the family far
icy Act of 2005. or the family business just to p
of Representa- the taxes.
consider H.R. 8 'Worse yet, the death tax m
cost more to collect than it genE
nklin said that, ates in revenue, while it stifles t
thing is certain creation of jobs and opportun
es,' but I doubt by punishing thrift, deterrir
inventive, Mr. investment, and diverting capi
I the taxation of to unproductive activities like t
p. Harris said. avoidance. I urge my colleague
xed when they to join me in writing the obitua


semester. Each ASSE student is
fully insured, brings his or her own
personal spending money and
expects to bear his or her share of
household responsibilities, as well
as being included in normal family
activities and lifestyles.
The students are well screened
and qualified by ASSE. Families
may select the youngster of their


choice from extensive student
applications, family photos and
biographical essays.
To become a host family or find
out more about ASSE and its pro-
grams, please call (800) 473-0696.
There are hundreds of students to
choose from, so call and begin the
process of selecting your new son
or daughter today.


Congress: Move now
ain for the death tax, so that we may House voted to make death tax
ft. finally liberate America's families relief permarient, but the United
en from this useless relic." States Senate failed to act upon
he The Economic Growth and this legislation
in- Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of s
la- 2001, which provided over $1.35
of trillion in tax relief for America's
rm workers, gradually eliminated the
ay death tax over 10 years, but with
one major catch in 2011, the
ay death tax returns in full force.
er- H.R. 8 removes this expiration
he or "sunset" provision, perma-
ity nently eliminating the possibility
ng that like a vampire, this unfair tax
tal might rise from the dead to once
ax again suck the blood' from a life-
es time of hard work. ` S
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FIVE TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR HOME'S VALUE


Are you among the thousands
of people who are thinking about
improving their current home or
buying a "fixer-upper" home?
Before you start spending money
doing either, here are five things
you should know.
1. Lifestyle improvements to a
kitchen or bathroom always
increase the value of a home, so
they are your best investment.
Other areas to consider include
the master bedroom, media
rooms and "outdoor rooms."
2. Maintenance improvements
are necessary, but don't expect
the value of your home to go up
as a result. Exterior paint jobs may
help increase the "curb appeal" of
your home, but since mainte-
nance is a necessary part of home
ownership, don't expect a $5,000
paint job to translate into $5,000
more in home equity. But do note
that failing to maintain your prop-
erty adequately will decrease its
value by whatever it will cost to
repair the damage or implement
necessary maintenance proce-
dures. Think of home mainte-
nance improvements as a way of
protecting your home's value
from going down.
3. Cosmetic improvements neu-
trally effect a home's value. Jobs
like stripping wallpaper or paint-
ing are cosmetic improvements
that most homeowners can do
themselves, making the percep-
tion of their value seem less.
Therefore, it makes more sense
to do most cosmetic work your-
self instead of paying someone
else to do it,
4. Be aware of over-improving
your home, especially if you plan
to sell it within 2 to 5 years.
Before you commit to a big proj-
ect, such as installing a three-car
garage or an in-ground pool,
check to see if it's out of character
for your neighborhood. If your
house is improved way beyond
others in the neighborhood, you
may have inadvertently placed it
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value when it comes time to sell.
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home sales information on com-
parable sales (comps) to put a
value on a home. The best way to
assess the value of yours is to look
at home sales of properties that
are similar to yours in your area.
For example, if you know that 15
Hedge Lane is comparable to
yours and it sold for $325,000
with a new kitchen, you can get
an idea of what the value of your
home would be with, a new
kitchen. Comps give you the
most accurate picture of what
your home is worth.

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Found: Dog, Dalmation. Call
Okeechobee Animal Control
(863)357-3225


BIRD, MACAU (Parrot), Multi-
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Middle School.
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SIBERIAN HUSKY Solid white,
blue eyes, Name is Heidi.
Very friendly (863)763-3721


CAT- Large, neutered, male, 6
yrs old, (561)924-5812 Free
to good home only.
FREE KITTENS- 6. weeks old,
2 females, 3 males.
(863)675-3904.
FREE KITTENS: To good
home. (863)467-4864

GUN SAFE- tall, needs lock.
(863)946-1481


MIXED PUPPIES approx 4wks
old Free Puppies To Good
Home Only! (239)657-2504
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(863)467-8856.
PUPPIES Golden Retriever, Pit
Bull & Cur mix. Free To
Good Home. (863)357-7539
Call after 7pm.


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



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CITY OF CLEWISTON
immediate Opening
Groundman Electric Department
High School Diploma or GED required.
Applicants must live within one mile
of the city limits. This is a full time
position with benefits package. Job
description and applications are available at
City Hall, Marilyn McCorvey, Human
Resources, 115 W. Ventura Ave.
Position is open until filled.
EOE/DFWP





Drug Free Work Place
Class A CDL. Excellent Benefits & Pay
401 K, Paid Insurance & Bonuses.
Apply at:
5701 Ft. Denaud Road
Gulf Coast Citrus
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Excellent BenefitsCompetitive Salaries
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ACCOUNTING
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Must have customer
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Call Allen at EVERGLADES
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
(863)983-5141


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GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY
APPRAISER'S OFFICE

Has an opening in the Mapping
Department. The position consists of:
parcel mapping for appraisal purposes
using ESRI ArcGIS software. Applicants
need experience in understanding and
drawing legal descriptions. Must have
good computer skills. Applications
accepted in Room 202, Mon-Fri 8am
to 5pm at The Glades County
Courthouse, 500 Ave. J,
Moore Haven, FL 33471

FARM SUPERVISOR
A. Duda & Sons, Inc., a local, diversified,
family-owned farming company is looking
for applicants with experience in farm
supervision to work in Palm Beach county. A
job with Duda in farm supervision comes
with a company vehicle & good benefits.
Ability to speak Spanish helpful, but not
necessary. Competitive wage & benefits
including paid vacations, holidays, bonus,
medical insurance, life insurance, and
company-paid retirement plan,
If interested you can either apply in person
@ Personnel Department, 6000 Duda Rd.,
Belle Glade, FL, call Al Loret de Mola, Human
Resources Manager at 561-996-7621-
extension 5264, or send your resume to
albertocddUda.com M/F/H/DN EOE.


FOAM INSULATION Company based out of Clewiston
now hilding installers, South Florida travel required.
Company vehicle provided; Monday through Friday.
piece work, guaranteed minimum $550 a week dudng
training period. Benefits, bonus, and travel costs paid,
Must be 21 years or older with clean, class D drivers li-
cense. We are a drug free workplace, Interviews will be
conducted every Monday morning from 8-10a.m. at
our Clewiston Facility. Call 800-683-3155 to line up an
interview time. Directions to our facility will be given to
you at that time.
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OKEECHOBEE LANDINGS
RV RESORT
is hiring a P/T M.10ntenance Person,
30-36 hrs. per week. Mature individual
who Is punctual & has Driver's License.
Grass Mowing, Weed Trimming
& Trash Removal.
Apply in person:
420 Holiday Blvd.
9am-5pm Weekdays
863-983-4144
Alcohol/Drug-Free Workplace.


GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY
APPRAISER'S OFFICE
Has an opening in the Mapping De-
partment. The position consists of:
parcel mapping for appraisal pur-
poses using ESRI ArcGIS software.
Applicants need experience in un-
derstanding and drawing legal de-
scriptions. Must have good comput-
er skills. Applications accepted in
Room 202, Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm at
The Glades County Courthouse, 500
Ave. J, Moore Haven, FL 33471.


DRIVERS WANTED
561-723-1752


( NOW sHIR,'ING

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

Apply ih Person

525 N.W Avenue L Belle Glade, FL 33430

Call 561-992-4000
S Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m.


Glades County
Board of County Dommissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
April 12, 2005
Equipment Operator I
SALARY RANGE: $7.25 $11.25 per hour.
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE
AND STATE RETIREMENT.
MAJOR DUTIES: Operation and routine maintenance of single
axle dump trucks, mowing tractors and associated imple-
ments. Preparing legible daily work tickets, recording time,
equipment and inventory used. Provide safe conditions for em-
ployees and the general public. Working with road crews doing
various jobs when necessary. Will be required to perform labor
duties; such as shovel, rake or lay sod. Any other related and
assigned duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be capable of
safely and efficiently operating a variety of light and medium
maintenance and construction equipment. Must have the
ability to 'lift up to 100 lbs. and have the ability to sit, stand,
walk, stoop, bend, crawl, and work outside for long periods in
various weather conditions. Requires knowledge and skill in
operation and maintenance of dump trucks and tractors. Ability
to read and write effectively. Requires a minimum of 6 months
of directly related experience. Ability to work flexible hours and
overtime under emergency situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equiva-
lent. Must have a valid Class B Florida Commercial Drivers Li-
cense with acceptable driving record. Screening test for illegal
drugs.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore,
Haven. Work is county wide.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Monday Friday
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application. Copy
of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 AvenueJ
RO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.



The GEO Group, Inc.
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challenging and exciting opportunities.
Excellent benefits (F/T positions).
Current openings for
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CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
LIBRARY CONSULTANT
(p/t 8 HRS PER MO)
MOORE HAVEN
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1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
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LEARN MORE ABOUT
IRS's and Investing.
First Bank of Clewiston
863-963-8191


Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060


Driver- COVENANT
TRANSPORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams &
Graduate Students. Bonuses
Paid Weekly.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
(888) MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).


S/E & 3-State Run: T/T
Drivers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits,
401 K. Trainees Welcome/
Miami area- exp. req. 23 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.


Part Time
Licensed or CF
Pediatric Speech &
Language Pathologist
To treat childrenl-5
years of age in the Belle .
Glade Preschool. Medicaid &
Part C enrolled is preferred.
Please call Dr. Jonas at
561-361-0307


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BOOKKEEPER, ,
Full time position for busy ag. office,
must be experienced In computerized P/R,
AP & Excel. Strong accounting background
& attn. for detail. Faxresume w/salary req.
to 863-983-5116.


HARE LUMBER & READY MIX
BOOKKEEPING POSITION
3 years Bookkeeping Experience or
Associates Degree in Accounting.
Computer knowledge of General Ledger,
Payroll, and Accounts Payable.
Supervisory Skills. Knowledge of Building
Supplies. Prefer Mature, Punctual
Individual. Bilingual preferred.
"Alcohol/Drug Free Workplace".

1 APPLY IN PERSON @:
S Hare Lumber & Ready Mix
425 E. Haiti Street, Clewiston.
863-983-8144


LYKES BROS., INC.
Ranch Division
Has an opening for:
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.
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.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Drug Free Workplace M/F/DNV







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

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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets.'/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.'Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating EquipmentL
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 9 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




CENTRAL AIR & HEAT UNIT-
$350 or best offer.,
863)467-4982 or
863)763-2632.



CHEST FREEZER, 5 cubic
foot, like new, $75.
(260)519-1249.

CHEST FREEZER Good condi-
tion. $50. (863)763-7358


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

REFRIGERATOR, GE, Side by
side, good condition, clean,
4150. (561)629-3781

REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, white, 22 cu.
ft., works good. $100.
(863)674-0898

REFRIGERATOR W/ICE MAK-
ER- good condition, $75.
(863)357-3105

UPRIGHT FREEZER White,
14.1 cu. ft. $50. Can deliver
within LaBelle. Call Robert
(863)675-2199.

WASHER & DRYER, Both
work. $200 for both, will
sep. (561)629-3781

WASHER, DRYER & 2
STOVES, All for $200 will
sep.(863)675-0810



Sunrise Appliances
New, Used, Scratch & Dent
Full Factory Warranty
Lowest Prices Guaranteed
401 US Hwy. 27
Moore Haven, FL
(863) 946-2666




TANNING BED, Sutnquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $650.
(863)467-1788




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




Steel Arch BuildingsI
Genuine Steel Master R
buildings, factory direct at
HUGE Savingsl 20x24, 30x60,
35x50. Perfect Gar-
age/Workshop/Barn. Call
(800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.com.


COME JOIN OUR

ADVERTISING TEAM!

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

The ideal candidates will pos-
sess the following:

A SELF-MOTIVATOR, SELF-STARTER
WITH AN OUTGOING PERSONALITY.
COMPUTER SKILLS ARE A MUST.
RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION IS ALSO
NECESSARY.

Interested applications should fill
out an application at the follow-
ing locations:
CALOOSA BELLE
22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935
IMMOKALEE
BULLETIN
22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935

E-MAIL YOUR RESUME TO
JKASTEN@STRATO.NET


SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE
(#64082773)

Position in Clewiston providing clinical public
health nursing. Must have valid Florida driver's
license; pre-employment drug testing,
background screening & fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or

Call Pat @ 863-674-4041x 118
for more details


SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE
(Req. #64063290)

Public Health nurse position in Moore Haven;
home visits, assist in.clinics. Prefer two years
nursing experience; bilingual Spanish/English
a plus; must have valid Florida driver's license;
pre-employment drug testing, background
screening & fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
CallAlina @ 863-946-0707x208 or Patti @.
863-674-4041x 135 for more details


OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Responsible for assisting clients with navigat-
ing through the enrollment/ re-enrollment pro-
cess and certification for prescription assis-
tance programs. Individual must be computer
literate. Excellent written/verbal communica-
tion skills. Must be a self starter and work well
with others. Must have reliable transportation,
Bilingual candidate preferred, but not re-
quired.
alary: $25,000-$30,000 DOG + benefits.
Please email to Irivera@lorhn,org or fax
561-993-1271.


PRESCHOOL TEACHER
(Immokalee Indian Res.)
HS Dip. & A.C.D.A. credential, 40
hours DCF training. Ability to meet
the County's licensing agent
requirement. Valid Florida
CDL, class D w/P endorsement.
Fax resume w/salary req. to:
(954)967-34 7




PHARMACY SOLUTIONS
HOME HEALTH
Emploympnt Opportwniies
Director of Nursing
Seasonal Contract Nurses
Physical Therapist
RN Rates
$35 W/D, $3l W/.E
LPN Rates
$22 W/D $25 W/E
Full Time, Part Time
Positions Available Immediately
Sign on Bonus Competitive Pay & Benefits
BON( S up to $3,00 for seasonal contract nurses
Call 877-945-3230
Fax resume 877-945-3650
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STEEL BUILDINGS.
Factory Deals Save $$$. 40
x 60'to 100x200'.
Example: 50 x 100 x12 =
$3.60/sq ft. (800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.



ALUMINUM AWNINGS 3,
40"w x 60"1, 45"W x 42"H,
75"W x 49"H. Will Sep.
(863)467-6102

FIBERGLASS STEPS- 5 steps
and landing 2 railings, like
new, $200 neg.
(863)467-0877.

METAL ROOFING- Used,
4500 sq ft. $1,250.
(863)467-5377.


METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock
with all Accessories. Quick
turn around! Delivery
Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.
VERTICAL BLINDS, 1 yr. old,
2 way pull, 116"x68" &
168x68". $50 will sep.
(863)763-9371
WINDOWS, tinted, 2 30x55, 1
48x55, Mirrored sliding
doors, 3 sets 48x72". $150
for all (863)763-9371



Handmade Crib, perfect for
little girls room, excellent
condition, wooden. $100.
(863)697-3945


PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
OFFERS EXCELLENT EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITIES
Clerical Specialist (Belle Glade) HS/GED, 1 year experience and pass 40 cwpm, Basic Word,
Customer Service and Business Spelling Tests. $2,200/month. Closes 4/29/05.
Corrections Support Personnel Shift Work 24/7 involving jail operations. $2,510/month. open
until filled.
D/S Corrections Certified- Meet all FDLE and PBSO reqs. at time application. To $3,181/month,
DOQ. Open until filled.
Communications Officer (911 Dispatch)- Shift work 24/7. HS/GED, 45 cwpm. Training salary
$2,299/month. Upon completion, $2,741/month. Open until filled.
School Crossing Guard (County Wide)- 18 years of age, ability to see, hear and respond to chil-
dren while performing duties. $29.57/day (3 hours/day). Open until filled.
PBSO OFFERS AN EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE
To view complete job postings and requirements, other employment opportunities, and to down-
load an application, please visit www.pbso.org/jobs.
Submit applications to: PBSO Human Resources, 3228 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Fl.
33406. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application. PBSO is an Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer/ M.F.V.D.





FULL-TIME REPORTER WANTED


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

The successful applicant must be a self-motivated individual with strong

organizational skills, Previous news experience is preferred and knowledge of

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

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

ty contacts, and creating enterprising features,




To apply: Fax resumes to (86PM3)983.7537,

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


626 West Sugarland Highway,Clewiston FL, 33440,



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


BOOTS, Ladies, Brand new,
Tony Lama, Black cherry
w/lizard. 7 1/2, $100. or
best offer. (863)357-8225


BARBIE DOLLS, 3, All new in
boxes. $500 for all, neg.
(863)805-0303
COMPUTER E-MACHINE-
366c Tower complete all
books & disks, 17" monitor,
$200.(772)461-8822
PAINTING Of Loxahatchee
River by I. Fletcher of Jupiter
'50's. $200. (772)461-8822



COMPUTER, ancient Tandy,
works, printer, no hard drive.
$35. (863)675-0550
COMPUTER- Compaq Desk
Pro, w/monitor, keyboard,
mouse, over 30 games.
$100. (863)843-0158
COMPUTER MONITOR- Dell,
17", E773. New, never used.
Still in .box. $100.
(863)763-1527.
COMPUTER SET COMPLETE
E-Machine $175.
(863)467-8797
PRINTER/SCANNER/COPIER
Works great. Like new. $50.
(863)805-0303


BEDROOM SET, 3 pcs., (No
Bed) $350. (239)728-5172
COFFEE TABLE,, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
DINETTE TABLE, 4 chairs
New, Never used. $199.
(561)516-0666.
DINING RM'SET, seats 10. w/
6 ch's., lighted hutch. Sacri-
fice for $1000. in Okee.
(863)467-2132
DINING ROOM SET Northern
Pine w/leaf. From the 60's.
Made in Maryland. $400.
(863)233-3733.
DINING ROOM TABLE Solid
carved wood. 2 leafs 4,
chairs, Good cond. $150.
(863)357-2233/634-9620
DRAWERS- Goes under
Capts. Bed. $50 or best of-
fer.(863)467-0987.
MATTRESS SET Queen, 1 Pil-
low Top. New, Never used.
$199. (561)516-0666.
RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker &
swivel, cream with light
green stripes. $200.
(863)467-8681.


ROLL TOP DESK, 2 sofas,
King size Bed, Regular Bed,
new bedding, lamps, Reclin-
er, desk, tv stands, $1300
will sell separate.
(863)675-3804

SOFA & LS- Broyhill, extra pil-
lows, tan w/flowers, like
new, (863)635-4690 Frost-
proof.
WATERBED, King size. $100.
(863)467-4049


EASY 'GO GOLF CART re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229. ,


GOLF CLUBS- Northwestern,
left handed, Premium set,
$300. (863)467-5756.
WORK CART- 4 sweater, truck
bed, 36V, with charger,
good condition, $1100.
(863)697-2033.



STEPPER BIKE,' & Multi Task:
Upright weight bench; Must
see.' $200. neg.
(863)467-2292.



WATER HEATER Runs Great.
$50.(863)467-2132/397-83
08.



RED DEPRESSION GLASS
Set, Pitcher, 6 glasses Per-
fect condition. A rare find.
$150. (863)763-8149



PATIO SET- 6 chairs, 2 tables
& cushions, $200.
(863)674-1105.


BRAND NEW COMPUTER
Bad Credit? No Problem!
You're approved.
Guaranteed. No Credit Check
Checking account required.
(800)507-4855
Blue Hippo Funding
Call now for free bonus.

CUSHIONS, 1 set of booth
seat/back, like new, $10.
(260)519-1249.
EARN DEGREE
online from home.
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers,
Job Placement Assistance.
Computer & Financial aid
if qualify. (866)858-2121
www.tidewatertechonine.com.

FLIP TOP PHONES (2) Nextel,
1-Dale Earnhart series
#1710 $115 will sep.
(863)674-9986
FREE 4-ROOM
DIRECT SYSTEM
includes standard installation.
3 MONTHS FREE
50+ Premium Channels.
Access to over 225 channels!
Limited time offer. S&H.
Restrictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.

PAINTINGS-beautiful, known
artists, large to small, sever-
al, $200 will sell separate.
(863)467-7659 .



TREADMILL Vista Master,
Electric, Great shape; Like
new. $100 (863)233-3733.

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PIANO, Conn, Great Cond.
Asking $600.
(863)357-0471
PIANO Excellent condition.
$1000. (863)467-0331


Beagle, female, 6 yrs. old,
spayed, all shots. $150.
(561)996-3939
BEAGLE MIX PUPPIES 1
male, 1 female, 10 wks.,
wormed, $50/neg.
(863)763-3753.
IGLOO DOGHOUSE- Dogloo,
for large dog. $ 50.
(863)467-5756.
LAB PUPPIES, Pure Bred,
Shots & wormed. No pa-
pers.. $325. Each.
(863)674-0156. -
MALAMUTE WOLF/SHEP-
HERD- puppies asking $20.
(863)612-0647.
Rabbit Cage, large. $30.
(863)763-3451
RABBIT OR BIRD CAGES-
several sizes, $60 will sell'
separate. (863)635-4690.
Frostproof.
ROTTWEILER PUP-parents
import from Europe. $650.
(863)763-3910.



SPA. Must Sell.
7 Person Deluxe. Never Used.
Includes Cover. Will Deliver.
Full Warranty. Can Finance
W.A.C. Payments Under
$100 per Month. In a Hurry.
Call (800)980-7727.







SINGER SEW MAC- portable
w/ metal cover, 2 needles
w/slanting thread, all attach,
$75. neg. (863)467-7659

SPEAKERS- (2) JL Audio 12"
subs, wbox & 700 w/amp.
Like brand new, $700.
(863)697-2423




BILLIARD TABLE- 5x9, good
condition, you must haul,
$500 or best offer.,
(863)763-9796.


IHENDRY REGIONAL
S I MEDICAL CENTER
Registered Nurses
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LPN I & I

Part Timne HIM Tedch'File Clerk


O.R. Staff Nurse
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Reipuatory Therapist
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Full Tunme Housekeeping Supervisor


FuUl Time- Insurance/Bier-HFCC

Comrnpiti've 5lnarv Ecellen SBer nefiti
Cliricil L-idder Program Educati'on Assistance
Phore: 863-902-3079 or Fox resume to: 863-983-0805
Drugm Free Wortplace EOE


Clewiston News
Glades County Democrat
The Sun




We are seeking a full time,
Ad Services Team Member
for an exciting and enjoyable career
in advertising. The right candidate
should:

*Be a self-managed individual
Have an out going personality
*Be able to handle pressure
*Be able to handle different duties
*Have clerical skills
*Reliable transportation
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Excel
*Adobe Photoshop a plus
Quark Xpress a plus
Our Company offers:
Potential for advancement
*A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered -
*Competitive pay and benefits
*Life and Disability Insurance
S*401(K) Retireient Plan
*Generous ti off program
Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat and The Sun
Are An Equal Opportunity Employer

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LABOR FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available
S202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
S(Across from Clewiston Inn) '9
(863) 902-9494


CB/HAM 1000 watt apm.
New. $385. (863)414-0787.
MAGNAVOX TV with remote.
$80. (863)467-8797


TABLE SAW- 10", Craftsman,
good condition, $85.
(863)763-7584.


XBOX GAME CONSOLE inc.
1 controller, power cord, a/v
cable no games incl., $120
firm. (863)673-5206



EUREKA ENVIRO Multi steam-
er/cleaner. New, Sacrifice.
Kills germs Easy to use
$135 (863)763-8149


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed 'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



HORSE- 2 yrs old, unbroken,
$300. (863)675-3008.
MINATURE STUD HORSE-
31" tall, child broke, incid,
saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
$1200. (863)227-0367.


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

FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
$ 1 1 0 0
(863)675-1914/673-1846
PATIO TABLE, Round, Wright
iron, 4 chairs. $45.
(863)763-7358


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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
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 &3BR HOUSES
APARTMENTS FOR RENT.
No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
Available.
Call 863-227-6155 or
863-946-0004.
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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze


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(561)262-6878

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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


A Gatlinburg Hot-tub
Cabin Secluded! Sunbathe,
soak in your heart-shaped
Jacuzzi. Midweek 5-night spe-
cial from $395. Weddings
from $199. Reunion
lodge, $595/night.
(800)726-0989
www.gocabins.com.
Your Ad Could Be Here


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 1015
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


FOR SALE BY OWNER in Pio-
neer 2.5 Acres, House, Pool,
Fence & more. $259,900.
305-970-4111.
*LAND FOR SALE*
41.4 Acres
in Hendry County.
Call 239-657-5654
MONTURA LOTS 4 SALE
Call Karen Sandelli
@ Barton Realty
(863)228-0627


FORECLOSED GOVT HOMES
$0 or Low down! Tax repos
and bankruptcies! No
Credit O.K. $0 to low down.
For listings (800)501-1777
ext. 1299.


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GOLF VIEW BARGAIN
$198/mo. Nicely wooded
homesites in upscale golf
community close to town. A
sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility, too!
Call toll-free (866)334-3253
x863. www.cherokeeval-
leysc.com Price: $49,900,
10% dpwn, bal fin 12 mo @
4.49% fixed, one yr.balloon,
OAC
Guadalupe Riverfront!
Spectacular wide riverfronts
on "Prime" Texas Hill
Country location. 10-32 acres
w/ lots of water frontage,
huge trees, panoramic
views. From $300's to
$400's. Limited number
available, call now
before they're gone.
(800)609-7042 x 110.


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, sewer, more.
Excellent
financing. Call now
(800)704-3154, ext. 608.
Sunset Bay, LLC.
NC MOUNTAINS-
Panoramic views and
mountain streams in high
elevation between Boone and
Asheville. Tracts range 1-5
acres with access and
utilities from $49,900.
(800)455-1981, x.148.


NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
$24,900. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees,
rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy
hunting, hiking, horses,
great climate. Power, great
access. 100% Financing. Call
(877)822-LAND!
NORTH CAROLINA -
MOUNTAINVIEW
ESTATES,
NEW Gated Community of
Custom Full Log Homes.
Pre-construction prices.
Models open daily.
5 Miles to Cherokee-Harrah's
Casino, minutes from golf.
From $299,000.
(877)888-2224. www.
mountainviewestates.org.


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SO. GA. COASTAL PROPERTY
3+ AC of Deepwater Ocean
Access from $345/mol
Ready to build in gated com-
munity w/ many amenities.
Near St. Simon's and
Jacksonville. Call now!
(877)426-2326. ext 853
*Monthly payments of
$344.57
based on $79,900 w/10%
down. Interest- only pmnt.
w/5.75% fixed rate for 2
yrs. Converts to a 15- yr
variable loan. Rates subject
to change w/out notice.
Void where prohibited.
Find faste Sell t sooer
in te classic


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VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS -
Helena Montana 4.7 Acres
$79,990. Ride out your
backdoor to millions of acres
of national forest! Awesome
lake & mountain
views, close to Canyon Ferry
Lake, minutes to Helena.
Soils tested,
utilities, ready to build on. Call
owner (888)770-2240.

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

Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.



NEED CASH??
I Buy Houses, Land, Campers,
Boats or anything, any con-
dition. (863)228-2761.



MOBILE WORKSHOP
14 x 52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$1,500 neg. (352)754-8514.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 20C05
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020


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




BUCKINGHAM, 3BR, 2BA,
split floor plan, 1639 sq. ft.;
fully furnished. $53,000.
239-229-2116 or 229-2028
DW MOBILE HOME
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., Liv. Rm.,
Din. Rm., Screened porch &
2nd. porch. Laundry Rm.
$45,000. (863)805-5256
or (863)599-0626
Financing Available:
Buy Here, Pay Here.
Stanton Mobile Homes
Marginal Credit O.K.
Call 1-800-330-8106
or 863-983-8106

LABELLE- 2001, 3BR/2BA
fenced yard, $80,000. Quite
neighborhood. Call for de-
tails 863-234-9540.
New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106

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

One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified,



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


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Foot Home and 36.4+/-
Acres Divided. Saturday,
April 30- 10AM. Surry
County, NC. Iron Horse Auc-
tion Company Rockingham,
NC. (910)997-2248
**NC AL 3936
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1) Easy Life
Special 3/2 DW,
Appliances,
Screen Room &




2)3/2 DW
Montur dA
Ho o
Roofr led,
Ke rive-
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shed,
t See
$73,000

3)New
Land & Home
Packages in
Sunshine Lake
Estates
Now Available

4)Tropical #250
2/1, New Carport,
AC & Appliances
$18,900

2160 W. Hwy. 27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W. ofWAL-MART
983-4663
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Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



BOAT MOTOR '91 Mariner,
Long shaft with controls.
$1100. (863)634-2761.
BOATS (2) 1 12' fiberglass
w/trlr, 15 HP Evinrude, 1 15'
walkthru w/trlr, no motor,
$500 (863)674-1105.
Seadoo Jet Boat Sport LE,
2001, 130hp., low hours,
garage kept, boat cover &
trailer. $8,700.
(863)983-3189/228-1277
TRI-HULL, 16 Ft., 70 hp. Evin-
rude. Lots of extra's. $1300
or best offer.
(863)946-1728
V/HULL Aluminum, 12', with
fish finder 18hp Johnson
motor. With live well. Trail-
er. $985. Neg.
.(863)414-0787.



BIG DISCOUNTS'!!I
Brechenridg
Park Models. ALSO..

New 40' Brechenridge:
Front kitchen.
List is $33,500
Special $29,900 On 11!
Over 20 to choose from
& many used from
$P995.00
HOLIDAY RV
239-590-0066
Rt. 41 in Fort Meyers.
Betwn Alco/fCorkscrew Rd.
COLEMAN POP-UP 1996;
sleeps 6, A/C, port potti, &
much morel $2300/neg.
(863)697-2411.
FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hybrid,
A/C, Bunk beds, sleeps 7,
Good Cond Asking $8500
(863)467-2773
SHOP FLORIDA'S
MOTORHOME-TOWABLE
HEADQUARTERS. Giant
Recreation World. 3
Locations: *US1-Melbourne-
(800)700-1021. *US1-Or-
mond Beach-
(800)893-2552 *West Coloni-
al Drive, Winter Garden-
(800)654-8475.


KAWASAKI Ninja, 250 '94
$1500. (863)635-3439
Rialta Motor
Home, '99
43k mi., towing pkg.,
new tires, fully equipped,
road ready, $35,000
(863)674-0898
YAMAHA YZ80, '86 runs
good, $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-7256.



HONDA 124M '85, 3 Wheeler
Runs $500. (863)357-1960
YAMAHA PW 80 '95, Runs
good, $500. (863)357-1960


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

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

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following ap-
plication(s) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
Irving Wheeler (Wheeler-Maddox Grove) PO Box 2796, Winter Haven, FL 33882, has
submitted Application 050304-18 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00447-Wsto
irrigate 46 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from an onsite
pond and the project is located in Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East
Eagle Farm II LLC (Eagle Farm Mine #1) PO Box 1029, Clewiston, FL 33440, has
ubmited Application 050307-2 for a Water Use Permit for dewatering undeveloped
lands. The water will be withdrawn from an unspecified source and the project is
located in'Sections 8,9, Township 43 South, Range 31 East.
City of Clewiston (Clewiston Water Treatment Plant) 115 W Ventura Ave, Clewiston,
FL 33440, has submitted Application 050325-4 for a public water supply to service
p,, .. v -,,, ,i 1, ,j The water will be withdrawn from 'the Upper Floriddan Aquifer
ana me projects located in Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 34 East.
Alico Inc (Duke Grove) PO Box 338, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Application
050401-17 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00071-W to irrigate.269 acres.of
agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Surficial Aquifer and the
project is located in Section 21, Township 43 South, Range 29 East.
Mowry Property Ltd (Mowry Properties) 740 Bluebird Lane, Plantation, FL 33324, has
submitted Application 050401-10 for an Environmental Resource Permit for con-
ceptual approval and construction of proposed roads and a backbone drainage sys-
tem to serve 283.4 acres. The water will be discharged to a DOT swale and the
projects located in Section 9, Township 42 South, Range 33 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for
a copy of the staff report contaiining proposed agency action regarding the applica-
tion by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environmental
Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such
comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date
of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. 'aop! nf th p taff
report must be requested in order to remain advised of further p, .... --i,.j "iL,
stantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding
the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after reviewing
the staff report.
2248 CGS 4/21/05

EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
I DISTRICT
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the
boundaries of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMEN-
TAL PROTECTION DISTRICT that the Regular Meetinoof the'Board of Su-
pervisors of theEVERGLADES AGRtCULURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL
POTECTON DISTRICT which was rioinally scheduled for Friday, April
8, 2005 has been changed ar r. f te r W on Froav Apri 2 9 05 at
9:00 a.m. In Commission CRambers Belle G e m v C Ha 1 I or teMarn
Luther KIn, Jr. Boulevard, W ui.t bliui Gla,ei n.rei I "'4 .io
IF any person ecies to awpJ a,3ly ooL'tivn mrile t, i. Beitar ol01
Supessors with respectto any maser consdered at rse m meetings tIRV
she wll need a record of the proceedings, and at for such purpose, he/
she may need to ensure that a baim rco or the proceed' Is
made, which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based
Pursuant 1 the provisions of the Ameas with Disabiliies Act any
person req g special accommodations to parcipate in a meeng, be-
cause of a disabIlty or physical hpaimaent shout contact he DIstrict's
Attorney, Cporles F Schech, at (561)655-0620 at least five (5) calen-
dar days prior to the Meetnl.
DATED this 13th day of April, 2005.
By: Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District
568755 CGS 4/21/05


PUBLC NOTICE
Pursuant to and in comnplance with the Federal Communicafons Com-
mission mandate, Adellat Communication provides the following nfor-
mation on upcoming changes:
On or abeutMay 1Ith, 2005, select surrounding ar-
eas of Belle Glade, South Bay, Clewiston, and Okee-
chobee wi receive a realignment on there channel
ine ups. The following changes will be added:
The foltowrig changes wil be moved:
DY i channel m 13 to Channel 119
ESP ~ wi11l moveirom channel 123 to channel
133
The following channels wil be added:
ESPN U is being added to channel 132
FUEL is being added to channel 123
SI TV is being added to channel 121
567994 COS/ON 4/21/05


READING A NEWSPAPER...
toeds you to the best
products and services,
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COACHMAN 1998, 22', twin
beds, new awning, tub
w/shower, A/C, great cond.
$6,000. (561)996-6239
Fleetwood Mallard, 1999, 25'
travel trailer, c/a, heat, refrig-
erator, microwave, range,
sleeps 6. $7,000.
(863)983-3189/228-1277

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers.RVs 3010
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicle/ATVe 3035



BUICK LESABRE 1987, good
condition, a/c, runs good.
$700. (772)618-0607
DODGE SHADOW '93, Con-
vertible. Good cond. Runs
good. New tires. $1400 npq.
(863)946-1728
MERC SABLE LX WAGON,
'94- engine needs work,
$700. (863)805-8786.
NISSAN MAXIMA 1995, Good
condition. .$3500
(863)612-8404/239-7938




NISSAN STANZA 1985.
Crushed Valor Bucket Seats,
4 cyl., auto. $1'500.
(561)358-6307
OLDSMOBILE 98 Regency
Elite 1996, Fully loaded. Ex-
tra clean. Brakes need work.
$1200 (863)675-7306
SUZUKI SAMURAI JEEP '93,
2 wheel drive, 4 cyl., 5 spd,
A lot of new parts added.
$1000. (863)261-2063.
THUNDER BIRD '95,V8, All
power. $1500.
(863)835-6230
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.
(863)675-1038.


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


Antique & Classic Cars for
sale. (8B3)763-6266 or.
863-697-1319 or
striebelautosales.com



FORD BRONCO, '87 4X4,
5.81t, body in good shape,'
runs but needs work. $2500
(863)634-4338


CLUB CAR, Good cond. good
battery & charger. $999
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified


BEDLINER- for Ford PU, 6' x
4'5", $75. (863)763-3451.
CHEVY,S10 TRUCK BED- for
'94-'00, asking $300 or best
offer. (863)675-8155
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
(863)692-2229.
FORD '66, 352 Big Block.
Runs good, does not
knock/smoke. $700. Neg or
trade. (863)441-4534
FORD F150, '86, 4x4 parts, ti-
tle, 3" body lift parts or
whole. $700.
(863)441-4534.
OLDSMOBILE TORNADO '86,
Reverse, No forward. $200
or best offer.
863-467-0987
TIRES, 4, Michellen, P225-60
R16. Tubeless. $25 for all 4.
(863)357-0371
TRAILER AXLES, 5 w/tires &
brakes. $500.
(863)467-1788


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S~bi Not-ice


NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF A FINDING OF
NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
April 21, 2005
Florid Department of Coommunty Affairs (OA), 2555 Shumard Ok
Boulenar, Taase, fL 323-20, (85) 48 69, Thaddeus
Cohen, Secretary Department of Community Affar
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS
The Departent of CommuntyAffairs w authorize the Florida Housing
FInance Corpora to sumia request to e U.S. Department of Hous-
Ing andUrban Development (HU) for the release of Federal funds under
the HOME Investment Parnersh Program (eite II of the Cranston-
Gonzalez Nation Afordable Housg Ao f 1990)orthefollowing pro-

The Laurel Gardens Deveopment Is for the purpose ot construcitng el
buildings containing 30 s. The proposed locaio Is on te so sde
of Vetura Avenue, between San Lis Avenue and Brner Road In Clewis-
torn, Hendry County, Florida, using $2,245,000.00 of HOME Funds.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not.
constitute anadan signicfican afe ng the ualty of the human eni-
onment and, accordingly, te Department of Community Affairs has de-
cided not to prepare an environmental Impact Statemet under the Na-
ional Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
An Environmental Review Record pertaining to this project has been
made by the Deprment of Community Affairs which documents the en-
vironmt review of the pro m and more fully sets lfor the reasons
why such statementdIs not requIred. This Environertal Review Record
Is avalabe for public eixaiaon and copying, upon request, at Florda
Housing Finance Cop orion, City Centre Bulaing. 227 N. Bronou4n
Street, Suite s5000 Ta ssee, FL 32301-1329, weekdays betw n
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays.
PUBUC COMMENTS ON FINDINGS
Allnerested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this Findng
of No Sinnitfant Impact decision ere IbrIted to submit written comments
for consideration to Janice Browning. Oirecotr, Division of Housing and
Community eveopnt Florida Department of Community Affairs
2555 Sturnard Oak Boulevard. Talahassee, FL 32399. Alt such written
comments received on or before 15 days of this publication date wil be
take any admnnlshallve action pertaining to thIs project pri. r to lie dale
specified In the preceding sentence. omrnmenis should spey which
Notice they are addressing.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
TO ALL INTERESTEDAGENCIES. GROUPS AND PERSONS
On or about 15 days from lre date of tIis advertisement the Department
of Community Affairs wi1 authorize Fonda Housing FInance Corporaton
to sub a requesithe US. Deartmentof Houn and Urban eelo
curyinto HUD that edeufs Cohen. In his capacity as S ertay of
the Dpart of Community Aftairs, consents to accept the jursdicton
Of the Federal cous if al acion is brought to enforce responsibilities in
relation to environmental reviews, decisionakng, and actIon; and that
these responsibilities have been satisfied. The ea effect of the cerltifca-
use the HOME trestrsBint Partershps Proram funds, and 11110
have saitsfied s responibiliems under a to Envionle yta
Act of 1969 andrelted laws ana uithrties. 0 wDtacept a e
tionto Its approval o the release of funds and acceptance of he
tlon only isff tsone tiof e foaowing bases: (a)That hie cerlcaton
was not n fact executed by le Cerlting Officer of DCA; ct ) liat the We-
sponsible entity's Environmental Review Reco for the project nicates
omission of a required decision, and or step applicable to project
in the aeni onmei review ocess; ()thganttrecentoroibr par-
t'iPantsbi ir e project have committed funds or Incurred costs not an-
5c~ans I the 8eO 1S a,
oe by 24 Part 58 before appovaf release a aof lndF by 1HUD;
or (d) another Federal agency actuIng pursuatto 40 CFR Part 1504 has
submrited a written fin that the pject Is unsatifactoy from the
standpoint of environmental qualy. Ojections to tle Release of Funds
must be prepared and submitied accordance with re required peoce-
e 2 FR Prt 58) and y be addressed to Environmena Staff,
S. AantOf, Fve Pints Plaa Building, 40 Marietta Street
Tanta, A 30303..Alt objecons must be received by HUe within 15
days from te time HUO receives the Responsle Entys equstfor re-
lease of lnds and certfcaion, orwidthn A ie lime period spefled, what-
ever is later, Potentia objectors should contact HUD to verfy thae actua
last day of te objection period, jecions o bases ter than ose
stated above wId notbeconsidered H by HUD.
568590 CGS 4/21/05



HoItlg Prtrvattou n rmt ApPlo 01lion
The Esijiowrment AFlinci of S authwet Florida Com Anilty ODielop-
menwt Corporat~on is aileltng foir aIS. Oepaalmenlt ot Agrlaicubre Hous-
eeconmaniy and easer Hendry Couony repair theIr heroes under the
-oldeites of the program. The Statement of Acgvies descIbing who Is
elig~le for the piogm and how lie program w be administered Is
avaible tor reverw at the Imniolee Prblo fray located at 417 North
rst SWee, Inmolae and the Hadum Libry heated in the Harlem


mb e t at 239/583315. Coments on ie proposed St t teme t of
Actlviti am need by May 6, 2005. Please tax any cromeits to
239t/57-W3084 or e-mail trn to eastaeahlnet
568879 CS/IB 4/21/05


REQUEST FOR IDS fiFS)CN502z54
HI-LSBORO ASR PILOT PROJECT,
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District w l receive sealed bids
through the Procurement Office, 2nd Floor B-1 BIdg., 3301 Gun Club
Road, WestPata Beach, Florkla33406, forHtllfWoASASR Pilot Profct.
Palm Beach Crty, FL o# Monday, y 23, 2005 2:30 p..ocal
tme. at which timely Sbliltted bea w be opened and publicly read.
This project Involves labor, euipmenrit & materials to construct an intake
& discharge structur, tIltralon equIpment distntectlon equIpme, elec

OPT NAL pre-bd conference wi be held on MdiyMy 2,2B0 at
10 pan. at SFWMD Headquarters. 3301 Gun Club Road, B-1 Bldg.
Conference Room 2A. For dlrecnions call (5611 682-6391, A site v'lt
lilt tnmiedllatly fetlow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders
(RFe). Interested res s may obain a copy of the -Omh'te RFB by
692-6391, orb y calling the 24-hour 810 HOUINE RgOr472lg8aI The
puli c is invited to attend tire bid openting.Ieformatinoa on tl plates of
this ;ollcita can be obaIned at oar wb sit wmnr.sfwmd.
568483 CGS 4/21/05


DODGE RAM '91 w/cover,
106k miles, 318 engine,
$2200. (863)763-8343.

NISSAN 4X4, '91- 99K miles,
King Cab, runs great, $2500.
(863)675-3834.


KIA SPORTAGE, '01 low
miles, 4x4, fully loaded, runs
great, $6300.
(863)902-0506 after 5pm.

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


CAR DOLLY, used once, extra
wide, heavy duty. $850.
(863)674-0898




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


CHEVY VAN EXPRESS 1999
Extended Van, White, V8
Good condition. $5,900.
(863)610-1675.

Dodge 1500 Cargo Van, "95,
1/2 ton, a/c, 161k mi., theft
alarms, A-1 cond. $2000.
(863)357-6640


Public Notices


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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



PUBLIC NOTICE
A meeting of the Community Rela-
tions Board ol the City of Pahokee
wi be held Tuesday, April 26,
2005 at 5:00 pm in the Chambers
of City Hall at 171 North Lake Ave-
nue. Pahokee, FL. Anyone needing
assistance may call 924-5534.
568324 CGS 4/21/05


INTHE CRCuITfCOURT
OFTHE2ih JUDICIAL CIRcuIT
IN AND FOR
IIHENORY COUNTY, FLORIVA
CASENO. 04-13ll.A
WACHOVIABA RATTIONAASSO-
CIATION A TIONAL SAION
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN

MARIO RODOsGMat aukt al.,
Deliant(s),
Nmvu OFSIALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pura-
i to an Orde r Fi al JArd eit
Ww on ft31, M5 in INs
ase now peefninA sin Cot.
fe stpie of which is idlcatod
I w sil sto thu ghest and best
bidderlforcashintfrontfolthetice
o if t lek of the iCrul Court in
the Hendry Cony Cwoutose
u emi seond f aor hwayof
y County GCowlsbuild.
IlW, LaBole, Feid, at 11:00
AM. Ba t 27th day 0o Alr
2005, the lollown described
property as s b in said Oier
THEWESTOFTHENORTHEAST
V. OF THE NORTHWEST OF
THE NORTHWEST 14O THE
SOUTHWEST % OF SECTION
1 TOWNSflP 44 OUIITH,
RANGE 32 EAT, HENNlY
COUNTY, FLORIDA SUBJECT
TOAN EASEMENT FOR AN AC-
CES ROANOfTHENORTH 0
FEET THEREOF. ALSOM KNOWN
AS LOT 3tS, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATE, AN UNRE-
CORDEO SUBBVKItN, ALONG
WI TH IE Ias MEs OF
MERI MO..E ROME ID N0$.,
CM42W947A AND
CM34823IS478, aODAItE
NOS. 44536385 AND
44519153, LOCATED THERE-
ON,.
ORDERED al HENORY County,
flaida, is 6th day of MARCH,
2005.
BARBRA S BUILDER
As Clerk Ckiui Court
HENRY, Forida
By:/I Hiammond
AsDeplyCle*


NOTICE OF MEETING
The Baron Water Contol District
BoardofSupervmorswle coducta
PUBLIC HEARING and mneetg at
1000 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3,
200s5 at te office of the Dt ct,
3025 Dewood Terrace, P -
Bee, Florid.
Th e of thMe bc theadng
n meeingw be to adopt a final
t3ber 1, 20 to September
0, 206 levy a pr acre mainle-
nance tax or 2005 for lands withIn
fe DistrIc and conduct ofter
business requitirnO acitn by fe
Board,
This meeting Is open to th public.
W. Harold fecer.Chtaikmn
567385 4(1,1.21
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
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today's classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE 0WISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF BILLY WAYNE
JONES Deceaid.
FIt N.:CP Se02
ulviski: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The adnistatk of the estate of
BEy Wyn es, deceased,
whose d f deathwas Novem-
her 20,2004, Is pending Int e Cir-
cuit Court r Glades County, Fotl-
da. Probate Division, the address of
which Is P.O. Box 10, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. The names
and addresses of the personal rep-
resentaives and the personal rep-
resentative's attorneys are set forth
below.
Al creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estte
on whom a copy of this notice is
required tobe served must ie their
cms with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE 08 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 havinclaims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims withtis 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 CLAM FILED
TOW (2) YEARS OF OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first pubcaon of this
inote is April 14, 2005.
Attorney for Personal Representa-
Paul T. Trinley, Esq.
Attor for* MoudA Vacovsky

1675 Palm Beach Lakes Bulevard
Suite 700
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Telephone: (561) 603-2484
Personal Representatlivre:
Alainda V vsac y
14958 93rd Street Noth
West Palm Bechflorfda 33412
CLG 04/14. 21/05

MEETING NOTICE
Southwest Florida
Workforce Development Board
Region 24
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Career and Service Center of Lee
County
4150 Ford Street Extension
Fort Myers, FL 33916
2256 CGS 4/21/05


SOUTH SHORE
DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the
annual meeting of the land-
owners of South Shore
Drainage District, has been
rescheduled to meet
Wednesday, May 11, 2005,
at 9:30 A.M., at the office of
said District located at 2832
N. Main Street, Belle Glade,
' Palm Beach County, Florida,
for the purpose of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for
a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports
and taking such action with
respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other
business as may come be-
fore the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal
the decision of the Board of
Supervisors with respect to
any matter considered at the
meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which
the appeal is made.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE
DISTRICT
BY:/s/ Bazil K. Anderson,
President

NOTFIA ENT
It is the intent of Five Smooth Stones,
Inc. to petition the Palm Beach County'
Board of County Commissioners to
vacate and abandon portions of three
unnamed road rights-of-way between
Tracts G and H, Tracts H and I and
Tracts I and J within the Plat of Os-
ceola Groves records in plat book 20,
page 30, located approximately two
miles south of the Port Mayaca Bridge
over the St'Lucie Canal (C44) on the
east side of State Road 98/441.
2047 CGS 4/21,28/05 /

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County
will hold the Regular Monthly Meeting
on Thursday April 28 2005 at 5.00
P.M. at The Greentree South Commu-
nity 1700 SR 29 South LaBelle, Flori-
da, Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
the general business and consider any
othet matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
' before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
2060 CGS/CB 4/21/05

-NOTICE OF WORKSHOP


Notice Is hereby given that the
School Board ofHendry
County will hold a Workshop
to discuss the 5/10/20 Year
Facilities Plan.
This Workshop will be held,
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 be-
ginning at 4:00 p.m. at the
School Board Meeting
Room, Hendry County
Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 25 E.
Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle,
Florida.
All interested person may ap-
pear and be heard with ri-
spect to the issues at said
meeting.


DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Richard A. "Rick" Murphy,
Chairman


. i


NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to call of the Board
of Supervisors of East Shore
Water Control District, the
Annual Meeting of the Land-
owners of East Shore Water
Control District for the year
2005 has been rescheduled
to meet at their office locat-
ed at 2832 N. Main Street,
Belle Glade, Palm Beach
County, Florida, on
Wednesday, May 11, 2005,
at 10:00 A.M., in the fore-
noon for the purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor
for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports
and taking such action with
respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine, and;
3. Transacting such other
business as may come be-
fore the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal
the decision of the Board of
Supervisors with respect to
any matter considered at the
meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which
the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
BY:/s/ Gene Dodgen,
President


NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
ANNUAL MEETING OF
P&ROAMER'
CONTROL DISTRICT

Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to call of the Board
of.Supervisors of Pelican
Lake Water Control District,
the rescheduled Annual
Meeting of the Landowners
of Pelican Lake Water Con-
trol District for the year 2005
will be held at their office lo-
cated at 2832 N. Main
Street, Belle Glade, Palm
Beach County, Florida, on
Wednesday, May 11, 2005,
.at 10:30 A.M., in the fore-
noon for the purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor
for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports
and taking such action with
respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine, and;
3. Transacting such other
business as may come be-
fore the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal
the decision of the Board of
Supervisors with respect to
any matter considered at the
meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which
the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
BY: /s/ Kenneth McDuffie,
President


PUBLIC NOTICE
A meeting of the Economic Develop-
ment Board of ite City of Pahekee
will be held Thursday, April 21,
2005 at 6:30 pm in the Chambers
of City Hallat 171NorthLakeAve-
nue Pahokee, FL. Anyone needing
assistance may call 924-5534.
568321 COS 4/21/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given
that Ferguson Towing will
sell at Public Auction free
from all prior liens, the fol-
lowing vehiclesthatremaining
unclaimed in storage with
charges unpaid, pursuant to
Florida Statutes 713.78, to
the highest bidder at 12065
Lakeshore Drive, Canal Pt.,
FL 33438 on April 25, 2005
at 9:00 AM.
2000 Chevrolet Unknown 4dr
2C1MR5221Y6703772
1983 Oldsmobile White 2dr
1G3AR47A6DM347752

1991 Ford Red Van
1FMDA11U9MZA27314
1992 Isuzu Red 4dr
4S2CG58Z2N4353451
1985 Jaguar Tan 4dr
SAJAY1349FC414954


PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of LaBelle will be holding a pub-
lic auction for surplus items. The auc-
tion will be held on May 6, 2005 from
9:00AM until noon at the corner of
Main Street and Euclid Avenue. The
Items will be available for Inspection
on May 5, 2005 from 1:00PM until
5:00PM, For additional Information or
directions you may call City Hall at
863-675-2872.
2056 CGS 4/21/05

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