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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 28, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, April 28, 2005 Volume 78, Number 46
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At a Glance

Job Fair
There will be a Job Fair at
'the LaBelle Civic Center,
April 29, from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. Several onsite employ-
ers will be on hand to answer
questions about career deci-
sions.

Yard sale
Huge yard sale Saturday,
April 30 at 8 a.m. at the
American Legion Hall in
Moore Haven. Come on and
meet your friends for coffee
and biscuits for a quarter
each. Sponsored by our
Moore Haven Lions Club.

Sidewalk
Art Contest
The Ortona Community
Association will. hold its
annual sidewalk art contest
at the Ortona Locks Park
(Hwy 78A) on Saturday, April
30 at 9:00 a.m. Contestants
will be treated to games and
refreshments while the
judges determine winners in
different categories. Aspiring
artists of all ages are encour-
aged to display their talents
and compete for prizes. For
further information, contact:
Fran Way, OCA President at
(863) 675-788.0 Fax 863-675-,
1868 or
franwayrn@aol.com.

Lion's Club
meeting
The next regular meeting
of the Moore Haven Lions
Club will be held Tuesday
May 10 starting at 5:30 p.m. It
will be a dinner meeting and
will be held at the American
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 Haven at Senior
Connections 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.

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Index
Classifieds .......20-24
Obituaries .......... 2
Opinion ........ .4
School .............9
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Focus to be on Main Street


By MaryAnn Morris
MOORE HAVEN The revi-
talization of Moore Haven's his-
toric downtown was the sub-
ject of a report to the city
commission at their meeting
Tuesday, April 18 by Tracey
Whirls, executive director for
the Glades County Economic
Development Council.
In her report, Ms. Whirls
traced the long history of the
efforts to maximize the eco-
nomic impact of the city's


declining historic downtown.
Beginning. in 1993, before
the new bridge over the
Caloosahatchee River was built,
the 'city council met with a con-
sortium of state officials in a
series of workshops to develop
an Action Plan for the city.
"Some of the recommenda-
tions from those meetings have
been completed: New water
and sewer service and develop-
ment of park and sports facili-
ties," Ms Whirls said. "In 1995, a


historic properties survey was
completed. Two historic dis-
tricts exist: The first documents
mostly commercial buildings
built 1915 to 1926 along the
river front, the second is mostly
residential, consisting of the
bungalows and other homes
built before 1945, so that has
been completed also."
Ms. Whirls would like to see
these historic properties
restored to brighten Moore
Haven's public face.


Buried treasure: Sunken airboat recovered


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The 1993 plan called for two
to three new city employees to
oversee the grant and redevel-
opment process. At the time,
this was not economically feasi-
ble.
"The basic 1993 plan can still
be used," said Ms. Whirls, "I
suggest that we apply to be des-
ignated a new Main Street Pro-
gram. Main Street will provide
the mechanism by which the
old plan can be re-worked and
actually be made useful; Main


Street will give us the ability to
partner with a private consult-
ant and move forward with our
plan."
Many opportunities will be
available for Historic Preserva-
tion and Community Redevel-
opment Block Grants in con-
junction with the Main Street
Program.
Next Tuesday, April 26, at
5:30 p.m. Laura Lee Corbett,
See Street -Page 12


RCMA honors



90 staffers for



credentials


The Redlands Christian
Migrant Association, which
provides education and child-
development services to 6,000
children of farm workers and
rural, low-income families
throughout Florida, including
150 children in Glades County,
recently honored 90 employees
who obtained professional cre-
dentials and college degrees.
"Because so many of our
teachers and staff members
themselves are former-farm
workers, their commitment toi'
RCMA's mission is uncondition-
al," said RCMA Executive Direc-
tor. Barbara Mainster. -"Their
dedication to the children is
reflected in their hard work not


only at RCMA but after hours in
pursuing these professional
development credentials and
college degrees."
Ms. Mainster noted that 76
percent of RCMA's centers are
accredited by the National
Association for the Education
of Young Children.
"Meeting high national stan-
dards is possible because we
have dedicated staff who go the
extra mile every day," Ms. Main-
ster said.
Among those honored at the
recognition ceremony at Kenil-
worth Lodge in Sebring were:
52 teachers who received
See RCMA Page 12


Seminole Tribe



elections set


courtesy pnoto
Those enjoying a day of fishing at the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area on Lake Okee-
chobee watched the salvage of a sunken airboat Saturday afternoon. A boat towed the
airboat to the boat ramp so it could be pulled out of the water. Only the very top of the
airboat was visible above the water. The airboat sunk near Cody's Cove in the Glades
County part of Lake Okeechobee April 14. Other boaters complained the boat was a
hazard after high winds blew away the hazard markers left on the submerged boat.
Only about a foot of the submerged boat was visible above the waterline.
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Courtesy photo
A wench was used to haul an airboat onto the boat ramp at the Okee-Tantie Recreation
Area, on the north end of Lake Okeechobee on Saturday. The boat was submerged by high
winds on April 14 and had been sunk near Cody's Cove for more than a week. Boaters said
the sunken boat, which was barely visible above the waterline, was a hazard.


The Seminole Tribe of Flori-
da has verified qualified candi-
dates in their upcoming May 9
elections, which incorporates
Hollywood, Big Cypress, and
Brighton Reservations.
In accordance with the Con-
stitution and bylaws of the
Seminole Tribe of Florida, and
the corporate charter and
bylaws of the Tribe, a regular
election is called for the follow-
ing offices and following candi-'
dates:
Tribal Council: Big Cypress
David R. Cypress (Incum-
bent)
Mary Jean Koenes
Cicero Osceola
Manuel (Mando) Tiger
Samuel Tommie
Tribal Council: Brighton
Andrew J. Bowers, Jr.
John Wayne Huff, Sr.
Roger Smith (Incumbent)
Tribal Council: Hollywood
Elton Carl Baxley
Michael H. Billie
Richard Osceola
Max B. Osceola, Jr. (Incum-
bent)
Board of Directors for Big
Cypress:
Clifton L. Billie
Lesley Garcia Billie


Paul Bowers Sr. (Incum-
bent)
Jeannette B. Cypress
Michael L. Onco, Jr.
Raleigh Osceola
Board of Directors for
Brighton
Johnnie Jones, Sr.
Board of Directors for Holly-
wood
Mark Billie
David DeHass (Incumbent)
Vincent Micco
Yirginia Osceola
Marcellus Osceola, Jr.
Gordon 0. Warcham
Gloria J. Wilson
Those members voting
"Absentee" will be furnished
with absentee ballots upon
request. If voting by mail,
.please request absentee ballots
at once to allow enough time
for ballots to be mailed to you
and be returned to the secre-
tary's office on or before May 9.
Mark your ballots at once and
return them so they can be
included in the count for this
election.
All eligible voters are
requested to cast their ballots at
established polling places on
See Tribe Page 4


Program producing results


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Within the walls of this new
Glades County Building, known
as West Glades Elementary
School, a world of good is going
on. Staff, teachers, aids and vol-
unteers have persisted in not
only teaching' the traditional
reading writing' and 'rithmetic,
they are teaching how to reach
out, to touch and teach, many
of those less fortunate.
Billy Marchal, a 29-year vet-
eran officer of the United States


Air Force, is a special education
teacher who taught at Moore
Haven Elementary for six years;
then transferred to West Glades
in the position of coordinator of
the Volunteer Program and the
Mentor Program under the
umbrella of Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Southwest Florida.
Mr. Marchal says, "The
importance of the role I fill is
matching people with students,
which, in turn, helps the com-
munity. The thing I like best to


do is working directly with peo-
ple and students, which in
broad terms results in helping
others. The community we live
in here at West Glades, which is
the heart of these programs, is
that we are a close-knit group
- everybody likes helping each
other and strives to do so."
Mr. Marchal procures the
mentors and the volunteers.
Following this selection, a vol-
See Program Page 12


Photo/Barbara Oehlbeck
West Glades Elementary is the backdrop to a successful,
ongoing mentoring program.


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Wedding


Engagement

Watson-Rutledge
Mrs. Eula Bell Watson Edwards
of Belle Glade and Mr. Thomas
Watson of Bainbridge, GA, proudly
announce the engagement of their
daughter Tynese Lynette Watson to
Mr. Tori Rutledge of West Palm
Beach.
The prospective groom is the
son of Mrs. Helen Rutledge of Belle
Glade. He is currently employed by
Glades Correctional Institute. The
bride is currently employed at Vil-
lage Academy Elementary.


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Florida panther Moyha, age four, attended the Sugar Fes-
tival on Saturday April 16. His cage was destroyed by
Hurricane Charlie and Marsh Exotic Animal Foundation
from LaBelle hopes donations from the Sugar Festival
will help rebuild his home.


-eony and Carlos
Tritt-Pena Wedding Announcement
Leony Tritt will become the bride of Carlos Pena on April 29. The
bride is the daughter of Valentin and Emma Rodriguez of Belle Glade.
The groom is the son of Carlos and Maria Pena of Wellington.


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CENTANO
Nadia Rachelle Centeno (Girl)
was born April 6, 2005 at 6:42 a.m.
at Manatee Memorial Hospital in
Bradenton.
She weighed 5 pounds, 15.5
ounces, and she measured 20.5
inches.
Her Parents are Crystal Centeno
and Carlos Centeno Jr. Her Grand-
parents are Darlene Skinner of
Labelle, Richard (Rick) Murphy,
Maria and Carlos Centeno Sr. of
Clewiston. Nadia has a big brother,
Jalen who is fouryears old.


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Si.ta phoi.:.MaryAnn Morris
Cowgirl accessories
This little cowgirl posed in one of the colorful craft
booths at the Clewiston Sugar Festival Saturday April 16.


Special hunt applications available


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) will accept applications
May 1-June 15 for 2005-06 special-
opportunity hunts.
. Applying for these unique
hunts now is automated through
FWC's Total Licensing System. To
apply for these permits, visit any
license agent or tax collector's
office or submit an application
online at MyFWC.com. Applica-
tions will be available beginning


April 20 from FWC regional
offices and online at
MyFWC.com.
Special-opportunity hunts
offer hunters vast areas, abundant
game, low hunter quotas and
excellent chances to bag quality
deer, hogs and i-leased quail on
select wildlife management areas
throughout Florida.
Based on past years, demand
for these hunts is greater than the
number of available slots, so a


random drawing is conducted to
select hunters. Hunters can
improve their chances of being
selected by submitting as many
non-refundable $5 applications as
they want. The cost of the hunts
for selected applicants ranges
from $50 to $15.'

Visit MyFWC.com/hunting for
more information on how to
apply for special-opportunity
hunt permits.


Sports

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Obituaries


Elva Louise "Lucy"
Hastings Elliot
Elva Louise "Lucy" Hastings
Elliot, age 81 of Pahokee, Fla,
passed away April 13, 2005. She
was born July 28, 1923 to William
and Myrtle Hastings in Bridgeville,
Delaware. She is predeceased by
her husband William H. Elliott
and brothers Cleveland and
William S. Hastings.
Lucy is survived by her daugh-
ters Naomi E. Sanders (Bucky) of
Pahokee, Fla., Eloise E. Kelly
(Don) of Pahokee, Fla., Faye Walk-
er (Robert) of Jupiter, Fla., Dottie
E. Simmons of Ruskin, Fla.; sisters
Phyllis Davis (Russ) of Milford, DE,
Jean McGee (Everett) of
Bridgeville, DE and brother Don-
ald Hastings of Bridgeville, DE;
grandchildren Gary Sanders, III of
Pahokee, Fla., Dwayne Kelly
(Amy) of Pahokee, Fla., Monica
Kelly of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Bryan Kelly
(Alanna) of Okeechobee, Fla., and
Jodi Simmons of Ruskin, Fla.; and
great grandchildren Brandon, Ben
and Brad Agnew of Hartwell, GA,
Katie Sanders of Pahokee, Fla.,
Dylan Kelly of Pahokee, Fla., and
Bryanna Kelly of Okeechobee, Fla.
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.
A memorial service was held
Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Glades
Funeral Chapel in Belle Glade.
Burial services at Port Mayaca
Cemetery. 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.
James William Mount
James William Mount of
Clewiston, age 11 months and 27
days, died Wednesday, April 20,
2005 at Hendry Regional Medical
Center, in Clewiston.
James William Mount was
born in Ft. Myers.
Deceased came to this area
from Ft. Myers and has lived here
for 11 months and 27 days.
Survivors are Parents Michael
and Jaimie Mount, of Clewiston.
Grand parents William and
Audrey Mount of Clewiston;
Rutherford and Deborah Felt of
Battle Creek, Mich; Grand parents
Ralph Fields, of Sherewood,
Mich., Esther Mount, of


Charleston, S.C.; Uncle, Robert
Mount, of Clewiston, Aunt Chrus-
tel Mount of Clewiston.
Services were held at Akin-
Davis Funeral Chapel April 24,
2005 at 4 p.m. Burial was at
Ridgelawn Cemetery. Officiating
Clergy was Reverend Darrel D.
Branham. Akin-Davis Funeral
Homes in Clewiston was in
charge of all arrangements.
Theresa Gail Birdwell
Theresa Gail Birdwell of Moore
Haven, 57, died Thursday, April 21,
2005 at Bay Medical Center in
Panama City, Florida.
Theresa Gail Birdwell was born
in Clewiston. Her occupation was
bookkeeper. Deceased was a
member of the Volunteer Fire
Department in Glades County.
Survivors are daughter Mary
Lois Biggs of Moore Haven.
Calling Hours were from 5-7
p.m., April 24, 2005 at Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes, Inc. Services
were at 10 a.m., April 25, 2005 at
Graveside-Ortona Cemetery. Bur-
ial was in Ortona Cemetery. Offici-
ating Clergy was Reverend Sher-
rell W Tillery-Larry Lucky.
Akin-Davis Funeral Homes, Inc
in Clewiston were in charge of
arrangements.


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Tynese Lynette Watson and
Tori Rutledge
The couple will exchange their
vows Saturday, May 14 at 4 p.m. at
Orthodox Zion Primitive Baptist
Church, in West Palm Beach.


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Attorney General, supporters push for Anti-Murder Act


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist was joined by
law enforcement officials and vic-
tim advocates, including the par-
ents of three murdered young
Floridians, in urging swift passage
of the Anti-Murder Act of 2005.
Among those with Crist were Mark
Lunsford, father of murder victim
Jessica Lunsford; Kay and Mark
Shukwit and Mark Shukwit Jr., the
mother, step-father and step-broth-
er of Deltona murder victim
Michelle Ann Nathan; and victim
advocate and "America's Most
Wanted" host John Walsh, father of
murder victim Adam Walsh.
Crist noted that some 100 of
Florida's 160 legislators have
signed on as co-sponsors of the
legislation (SB 608 and HB 451)
and one committee in each cham-


ber has approved the bill unani-
mously. However, the Attorney
General said time is running short
in the legislative session and the bill
should be fast-tracked to assure its
swift passage.
"Florida's children are being
kidnapped, raped and murdered.
We must act to ensure their safety,"
said Crist. "Ultimately, the question
is not whether we can afford to
pass this legislation, it is whether
we can afford not to. Our commit-
ment to the safety of our citizens,
our children, is being tested and
we must respond promptly."
The Anti-Murder Act would
require that violent offenders who
violate probation be confined until
a judge holds a "danger-to-the-
community" hearing. If the violator
is found to be a danger, he or she


would be sent back to jail.
Crist said recent events should
compel the Legislature into quick
action. The legislation comes at a
time when the state is mourning
the deaths of its two most recent
young victims, nine-year-old Jessi-
ca Lunsford of Homosassa in
March and 13-year-old Sarah
Lunde of Ruskin just this week.
Last year, Floridians were simi-
larly shocked by two other tragic
cases, the abduction and murder
of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia in Sara-
sota in February 2004 and the bru-
tal beating deaths of Michelle Ann
Nathan, Anthony Vega, Erin
Belanger, Francisco Ayo-Roman,
Roberto "Tito" Gonzalez and
Jonathan Gleason in Deltona last
August. In each of the four cases,
the individuals charged with lead-


ing the attacks were former felons
who were enjoying their freedom
despite a history of criminal offens-
es and probation violations.
"The time is now for Florida leg-
islators to really make a difference.
This is an opportunity for Florida to
be a loud, loud voice for victims
and lead by example for the
nation," said Walsh, a Floridian
who co-founded the National Cen-
ter for Missing and Exploited Chil-
dren after his son's 1981 murder.
Joining Crist, Walsh and the vic-
tims' families at a news conference
was legislative sponsor Rep. Bruce
Kyle, as well as representatives of
statewide public safety organiza-
tions that have endorsed the Anti-
Murder Act. Endorsing organiza-
tions include the Florida Sheriffs
Association, the Florida Police


Woman killed by train in Belle Glade


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The Belle
Glade Police Department is inves-
tigating the death of 54-year-old
Mary Perkins, who was struck
and killed by a train Friday after-
noon.
Police say the woman was on
her way to visit family members
across the railroad tracks when
the accident occurred. Early in the
investigation, they are ruling out
suicide as a possibility.
The incident happened on
Northwest 12th Drive, near North-


west Avenue B.
Shortly before 11:30 a.m. that
day, the police report, a train
operated by South Central Florida
Express, Inc, which hauls agricul-
tural product in the area, headed
northbound.
Inside the train, an employee
caught sight of the woman laying
against the rails up ahead. He
alerted the conductor of the train,
who began blowing on the horn
to warn the woman of the
approaching threat.
Police say the two employees


saw the woman look in their
direction and wave, but she didn't
move from the spot.
Because the train had made its
way around a corner before the
employees spotted the woman,
the train was unable to stop in the
200 yards or so it had to react.
"Unfortunately, those trains don't
stop on a dime," said Lieutenant
Robert Wheelihan with the Belle
Glade Police Department.
The woman was not run over
by the train, but struck by its side.
The impact proved deadly.


According to the police, the
woman was known to have suf-
fered from a physical disability
that impaired her walking.
Lt. Wheelihan's theory is that
the woman might have gotten
caught near the area and was
unable to get back up in time to
avoid the train. Her wave might
have been one for help.
The investigation continues,
with Perkins being turned over to
the Palm Beach County Medical
Examiners office for further inves-
tigation.


Chiefs Association, the Florida
Prosecuting Attorneys Association,
the Florida PBA, the Florida Coali-
tion Against Domestic Violence,
the National Rifle Association and
Unified Sportsmen of Florida.
The Senate sponsor of the legis-
lation is Sen. Rudy Garcia. The Anti-
Murder Act has been passed unani-
mously in both the House Criminal
Justice Committee and the Senate
Judiciary Committee. The bill
would create a new definition of
"forcible felony violator" to cover
any probation violator who has a
forcible felony in his or her past.
This group of probation viola-
tors could not be granted bail with-
out first having a hearing, and
before a court could release a


forcible felony violator the judge
would be required to hold a "dan-
ger to the community" hearing to
assess the offender's likelihood of
committing another crime that
could cause physical harm. If the
court finds that the forcible felony
violator does not pose a danger to
the community, the judge must
enter a written order stating that.

The proposal would give judges
the opportunity to affirmatively
decide that a forcible felony viola-
tor is or is not too great a risk
to be released. Offenders found to
be a danger to the community may
not be returned to probation and
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The diet pill industry just does-
n't give up. They know the Ameri-
can consumer dreams of a magic
pill that will let them shed pounds
without any lifestyle changes.
Every time I turn on the television
someone is trying to convince me
to send money for a revolutionary
diet pill..
Over the years, some of these
diet pills have been found to have
very dangerous even life
threatening side effects. But as
one diet pill is banned, the mar-
keters find something else to push
on the consumers.
Diet pills can help you shed
pounds but side effects could
be more dangerous to your health


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken

than the extra pounds were. Oth-
ers simply lighten your wallet.
Most nutritionists and doctors
agree that the only healthy way to
lose weight is to exercise and eat
a healthy, balanced diet. Dozens
of diet books are printed each
year with that same message,


each with their own gimmick.
Before starting on any new
diet, discuss your plan with your
doctor. Make sure the diet is safe
for you. Diets are not "one size fits
all." There may be some foods
that you should avoid or some
you should consume due to
your own health problems. This is
especially important if you are on
any prescription medications.
Some drugs interact badly with
foods that would otherwise be
considered "healthy".
Book publishers often send
me diet books to review. I found
an interesting theory in "The New
Enzyme Catalyst Diet." This book
claims that overweight people are


just too well organized and effi-
cient. They don't have to move
very much because they have
organized everything at their fin-
gertips. The book actually sug-
gests moving things around to
make it less convenient for
example, storing pots and pans in
the bedroom to force yourself
to get up and walk around more!
I have no intention of rearrang-
ing my house to make it less con-
venient. (I had enough of that
after last year's hurricanes.) But it
is nice to think that losing my car
keys on a regular basis and
running around the house in a
panic looking for them is at
least burning calories!


Invasive moth from Tropics threatens


GAINESVILLE In a, prime-
example 6f 1"ho Fii.'rid,, i S
becoming a havenror_,E,:oc
pests, a South American molhtis
attacking valuable ornamental
cactus plants used in landscap-
ing and could be a threat to the
nation's $70-rrnilli'nri cactus
industry.
First spotted in the Florida
Keys about 15 years ago, the tiny
moth has already spread north-
ward to Alabama and South Car-
olina. Now, University of Florida
entomologists say the invasive
pest could spread even farther,
attacking natural and cultivated
prickly pear cacti in other areas
of the United States.
Jim Cuda, an associate pro-,
fessor of entomology with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, says residents should
be on the lookout for the cactus
moth (Cactoblastis cactoium)
and the damage it causes in
yards, plant stores and nurseries.
Suspected irIfestations of the
pest should be reported to the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
in Tallahassee.
Cuda, who believes the
spread of the insect may have
been hastened by hurricanes in
2004, said the pest is trouble-
some because there are no natu-
ral enemies to stop it. The insect
feeds only on prickly pear cacti.
"Surveys for natural predators
that could be imported for effec-


tive biological control of the
,imoth are. being conducted by
USDA scientists in South Ameri-
ca, and they also are testing a
sterile insect release program,
but their effectiveness has not
yet been determined," Cuda
said. "Widespread use of pesti-
cides is not practical because the
pest potentially inhabits thou-
sands of square miles in Florida
alone, including habitat for the
endangered Schaus' swallowtail
butterfly."
The pest could threaten rare
U.S. prickly pear cacti that are
not cultivated, said Richard Moy-
roud, chairman of the Florida
Endangered Plant Advisory
Council and owner of Mesozoic'
Landscapes, a native plant nurs-
ery in Lantana, Fla.
"Once something as tiny as
this moth gains a foothold in an
area where it has no enemies,
stopping it is almost impossi-
ble," Moyroud said.
The moth is one of several
recent insect invaders to threat-
en ornamental and food crops in
Florida, along with the pink
hibiscus mealybug, Asian citrus
psyllid and Diaprepes citrus root
weevil, Cuda said.
The moth can fly short dis-
tances,, but it is believed to
spread primarily via transporta-
tion of infested plants, he said.
The moth leaves two distinct


calling cards. Female moths
deposit stacks of tiny eggs on the
sides of the fleshy cactus pads,
and the stacks resemble inch-
long cactus spines. These stacks
of eggs are called egg sticks.
When caterpillars hatch from
the eggs, they burrow into cac-
tus pads to feed, leaving tiny
holes that ooze a green, slimy
fluid.
The egg sticks can be
removed from cactus pads and
frozen before being discarded,
he said. Any pads infested with
caterpillars should be removed
from the parent plant, wrapped
securely in several layers of plas-
tic, held in a freezer for three
days and properly discarded.'
The caterpillars, which are
tan or orange with distinctive
black traverse bands, can be
found by cutting open infested
cactus pads. Adult moths are
gray and white with a wingspan
of about one inch. Casual
observers are more likely to
notice holes in the cactus pads
than see moths, Cuda said.
Stephen Hight, a USDA
research entomologist in Talla-
hassee, said residents should
report sightings of the pest by
calling him at (850) 656-9870 or
e-mailing him at Hight@nettal-
ly.com. "If the sighting is from an
area where we know the cactus
moth is found, we can offer sug-
gestions for controlling the


pest," Hight said. "If the sighting
is from an area that's new, we
need to make sure the culprit
really is the cactus moth, and we
may ask people to contact their
local county extension service
agent for confirmation. Or, we
may ask for a digital photo."
Cuda said there are some 31
species of prickly pear cactus in
the United States, including six
that are native to Florida. Also
known as opuntia, prickly pears
are used in drought-resistant
landscapes across the country.
Some species are also used in
foods, particularly in salads and
Mexican dishes. The U.S. cactus
industry has a total estimated
value of $70 million per year.
In Mexico, home to more
than 50 species of prickly pear,
the cacti are important food
sources for people and cattle.
Mexico's cactus industry gener-
ates $50 million to $100 million
per year, so the cactus moth
would have a devastating impact
if it finds its way into the country,
Cuda said.
"We don't want this pest to
spread any further if we can
determine exactly where it is
now, we can concentrate our
control efforts," Cuda said.
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the cactus moth, visit
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Letters to the Editor


We must protect
our children
Dear editor:
There is a change in Florida.
While we have made great
strides in our fight against crime
in the last 10 years, the tragic
events of recent months raise
new concerns about our safety
and security.
It began in Sarasota last year
with the kidnapping and murder
of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia. A
few months later, six young peo-
-ple in Delton were bludgeoned
to death with baseball bats. In
March, we learned of the'kid-
napping, rape and murder of
nine-year-old Jessica Lunsford
in Homosassa.
Now we are learning the trag-
ic details surrounding. the death
of 13-year-old Sarah Lunde in
Ruskin, near Tampa.
These nine young people had
their entire lives before them,
only to have them robbed by
criminals with prior records of
violence. The common thread
linking these murders: The
abuse of probation. Those
accused of being responsible for
each of these heinous acts were
probation violators with prior
convictions for violent crimes.
Put simply, these criminals were
out of jail enjoying the privilege
of probation but are accused of
turning around and again com-
.mitting violent acts.
Those of us who serve you as
your elected representatives are
obligated to do everything possi-
ble to prevent such senseless
outrages. We have a chance to
do that with an important piece
of legislation before the Florida
Legislature that would give
judges the authority lock up
these violent criminals.
Senate Bill 608/House Bill
451, known as the Anti-Murder
Act of 2005, would require an
immediate "danger to the com-
munity" hearing before a judge
when these prior felons violate
probation. The judge will have
the opportunity to review the
telon's entire record, and if he or
;rhe finds the probation violator
to be a danger to the communi-
ty, the criminal goes back to
prison. In order to release the
violator, the' judge must docu-
ment in writing that the offender
is not, in fact, a danger to the
community.
This important public safety
legislation enjoys the endorse-,
ments of the Florida Sheriffs
Association, the Florida Police
Chiefs Association, the Florida
Prosecuting Attorneys Associa-
tion, the Florida Police Benevo-
lent Association, the Florida
Coalition Against Domestic Vio-
lence, the National Rifle Associa-
tion and the Unified Sportsmen
of Florida.


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Continued From Page 1
three reservations or by absentee
ballots.
Voting locations:
Big Cypress: Senior Citizen


While these bills have unani-
mously passed every House and
Senate committee that have
heard them, inexplicably they
have not yet been placed on the
agenda of some other commit-
tees. Time is running out, for the
2005 session ends soon.
The Anti-Murder legislation
was proposed within the context
of a $61.6-billion budget, but
now we know that Florida will
have $2.2 billion more in the
budget than originally thought.
Our experts project the cost
of the Anti-Murder Act at $56
million for the coming fiscal
year. Our proposal would
account for just two-and-a-half
percent of the budget windfall
- out of an entire budget.of
$63.8 billion, this would be less
than nine one-hundredths of
one percent!
Ultimately, the question is not
whether we can afford to pass
this legislation, it. is whether we
can afford not to. Our commit-
ment to the safety of our citi-
zens, our children, is being test-
ed. Already nine young
Floridians have lost their lives.
Our proposal is more than a
budget-line item, it is a lifeline. I
urge the Legislature to take up
and pass the Anti-Murder Act
sponsored by Senator Rudy Gar-
cia and Representative Bruce
Kyle, and co-sponsored by more
than 100 of Florida's 160 legisla-
tors. Our children's lives depend
upon it.
Charlie Crist,
State Attorney General

Electric scams
Dear editor:
It has been brought to our
attention that recently some
members have received phone
calls requesting immediate pay-
ment on their past due accounts
for their electrical service provid-
ed by Glades Electric Coopera-
tive Inc.
The individual identifies him-
self as an employee of Glades
Electric and~,ks fTr credit card
information over the phone to
prevent disconnection of serv-
ice. There flave -also, been
reports of collection calls from
an automated phone calling sys-
tem asking for payment by credit
card over the phone.
Glades Electric Cooperative
does not solicit payment via tele-
phone calling system, nor do
they accept credit card pay-
ments. Members are asked not
to respond to these phone
requests and if you receive a
phone call of this nature to con-
tact Glades Electric Cooperative
at (800) 226-4024 immediately.
Sincerely:
Glades Electric
Cooperative Inc.


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Delivering the best bread in town


Pastor John Hicks When I looked up, I was surprised recipe from the cookbook of life."
First United Methodist Church to see that he wasn't smiling. "I just By now the man had taken a
want bread," he said. seat on the front row. I knew what
My wife asked me to take foher I applauded what he said. "Fol- he wanted. "Would you like to hear
outanniversary, so I took her to a gas low me," I said, "and I will show me?" No, he just wanted some
station. Swing and a miss! There you our bakery." I showed him bread.
are many times in life that we come around the bakery, taking special I told him that he was indeed a
up to bat, but completely miss the note of pointing out where the wise man. I took himr to the door
ball. There are many times we miss dough was prepared and where and told him that up and down this
the forest for the trees. Along those the ovens were that baked the street and all over town that he
lines, let me share with you story good bread we had. would find many bakeries, but
that I heard years ago. "No one has such facilities as none of them would have the flavor
Placing myself in that story, we do. We have bread for every ofhebre. One adds a little extra salt and
imagine a man coming to me and need. And here is the best part another heats the oven a little extra salt andoo
asking me for bread. I tell him that the inspiration room." I knew he ile anoth ero ha the too
he is very wise, that bread was was moved as he stepped in and hottleo old. Our recipe is the ovbestn a
what he needed and that he had saw our Gethsemane and Shep- there is.too col ur repe s te est
come to the right bakery. I pulled herd stained glass windows. He
out my cookbook and began to didn't say a word. I told him that I The man turned and began to
share with him about bread. understood. It overwhelmed me as walk away. "Don't you want
I spoke of flour and wheat and well. I took him up to the pulpit and bread?" I asked.
the need of the right leavening and struck my favorite pose. "People He stopped, looked back, and
the right baking temperature to get come from miles around to hear told me that he guessed he lost his
the best loaf. I even impressed me speak. Once a week my work- appetite. I shook my head and said
myself with all of my knowledge. ers gather, and I read to them the it was a shame that people just


More of the same or something


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I saw a statistic that reported
Americans to work more hours per
week than any other people in the
world. We are currently looking at
our Social Security system and one
of the commentators reported that
many people are now working
beyond the requirement age of 65
years performing to keep on the
job for sometime after others have
stopped.
To me, that is a part of our
nature, but it also comes with a
price. Several persons have told me
about their organizations and how
difficult it is to get volunteers or new
members. I have suggested that this
is due to our working long hours as
a people, a nation, a community.
Coupled with other obligations
of family and "chores" people
today seem very, very busy when
"down time" comes it is precious
and somebody had better have a
very good reason to demand some
of it. I have seen attendance drop
off at social organizations and
community activities people
don't seem to be "coming out" like
they once did.
Some organizations are contin-
ually taking in new members, but
regular attendance is about the
same; the organizations are .not
growing because people are drop-
ping out as quickly as others come
in. This is an old, old problem. I
thought about it as I remember the
Parable of the" Great Banquet
(Lukel4:15-23). It is about a man
preparing a great banquet and
who invited many guests. They
each had reasons why they could-
n't attend; one bought a field that
he needed to inspect, one bought
five yoke of oxen and was on his
way to try them out, and another
got married with all of the attend-
ing reasons why he had other pri-
orities at that moment.


The servant who brought the
reasons for all of the absences was
advised to go'out into the streets and
search for whoever would come -
the poor, the crippled, the blind and
the lame, and afterward into the
roads and lanes. None of the invited
made it but the banquet. went on
anyway. It is a story of those who
had valid reasons not to attend and
in fact all of the reasons given were
valid ones in Biblical times.
The story has a message about
our priorities. I hear such stories
and wonder if people regard the
Church as another organization
and just another demand on their
time or is it a celebration of God's
faithful gathered and a sharing in
Christian community as we are
called to do?
Is Church just another "club" or


is it a part of the Body of Christ here
on earth that we share it because it
is different from all of the other
organizations? Is it seen as another
demand on precious time? There
are those people who are "busy"
but make time for Church. They
are the one who see worship as
returning to God what they have
been given and responding to His
call. There are those who see the
distinction between going out of
duty or a felt sense of obligation
and attending because that is
where they know they belong.
I shared with an older minister
who told me his grandmother had
awakened him one Sunday morn-
ing when he was very young and
told him it was time to go to
Church. He said, "I'll make it up
and next Sunday." She told him in


aren't hungry for bread any more.
What good is bread if it is only
talked about? What good is bread if
it is never shared, never eaten? Peo-
ple can't be fed just by coming to
church and looking at a beautiful
unbroken loaf. It must be broken
and it must be shared.
And, as hard as it may be for
some to realize, our bakery isn't the
only one. No country can claim to
be the exclusive source of bread. It
may be in the form of a tortilla in
Mexico or a bagel in New York, but
bread is available everywhere. So is
Christ. He is not bound by bound-
aries. No country claims Him. No
region owns Him. No nation
monopolizes Him. He is universally
available and we are called to be
the distributors.
Jesus said He is the bread that
gives life (John 6:35). We can't
force people to eat the bread but
we can make sure they get it.


different?
return, "You can never make it up!"
And he got up and went. Jesus told
about a banquet when he encour-
aged people to get their priorities
straight.
I think banquets are some of
those things we don't make up.
We're there or the food is gone and
spoiled. We're there and we share
in that one-time-only atmosphere
or we're going to miss it because it
can't be duplicated.
I believe that we are all called to
.respect persons and their right to
have time to themselves.
I also believe that Church is not
just another demand on our time,
it's special and is our sign of our
relationship with our maker,
redeemer and sustainer. I hope we
make the distinction the reward
is greater when we do.


Courtesy pnotoiThomas A. Markham, www.tommymarkham.com
Looking Back: Moore Haven in 1942.
Looking down the streets of Moore Haven in 1942 you could see the town was already
starting to grow.


Ephedra products still found after ban


,TALLAHASSEE More than 13
months after a federal ban on
ephedra went into effect, state food
safety inspectors are still finding the
banned dietary supplements on
store shelves and issuing "stop
sale" orders prohibiting merchants
from selling them, Florida Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson
announced.
During a spring break blitz in
recent weeks, inspectors discov-
ered such products in 24 stores,
from the Panhandle to South Flori-
da, primarily in small convenience
stores.
"We continue to find these dan-
gerous products more than a year


after the federal ban," Bronson
said. "Merchants need to make
sure that they dispose of these
products as they constitute a signifi-
cant health risk to consumers."
A "stop sale" order prohibits
stores from selling an item, and
they have the option of either
destroying the item or returning it
to its manufacturer.
Bronson also pointed out that a
federal court ruling in Utah on April
14 overturning the ban impacts
sales only in that state, emphasiz-
ing that efforts will continue in
Florida to detect and remove the
banned products from store
shelves.
Last spring, shortly after the ban


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name is Jill, and I just got a new
parrot for my birthday. How do I
tell if my parrot is a boy or girl?
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if this is a good "ask the vet" ques-
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Last week I was up late after an
all night cram session for a college
test and couldn't fall asleep. So, I
*was up watching TV and I came
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ever wanted to know about Cow
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think I will remain nameless for
obvious reasons. Is this for real? Is


this an actual sport?
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took effect, Bronson's inspectors
detected the banned products and
issued "stop sale" orders for them
in more that 182 stores throughout
Florida. While the number of stores
carrying such merchandise
appears to have dropped signifi-
cantly, Bronson said he is con-
cerned that any stores are still sell-
ing the banned products.

The Commissioner wrote to the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
more than a year before the FDA
implemented the ban, advocating a
nationwide prohibition on such


products on grounds that those
products had been linked to
dozens of deaths nationwide and
thousands of injuries.

The Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services ini-
tially took action against ephedra
products in 1996 following the
death of a teenager who died while
visiting Florida during spring break.
At that time, "stop sale" orders
were issued on all ephedra dietary
supplements containing more than
25 milligrams of ephedrine alka-
loids per dose.


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Clewiston Police waging war on city drugs


The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment continues its efforts to curb
drug activity within the city.
The department's Narcotics
Unit conducted two more search
warrants on Clewiston residences
last Friday April 22.
The first warrant was served at
550 South Lopez Apt. #2. The res-
idence belongs to Willie Harper,


Jr. A search of the residence
turned up illegal narcotics and
one weapon. Three arrests were
made in connection with the raid.
A second search warrant was
served at 828 Concordia Avenue
Apt. #2. The residence belongs
to Israel Mathis. This was the sec-
ond search warrant at this
address in a two-month period.


This warrant also resulted in the
arrest of three individuals for pos-
session of cocaine.
Arrested in the two search
warrants were:
Rebecca Anne Bythrow, 50,
828 E. Concordia Ave.
Israel Raymond Mathis, 44,
828 E. Concordia Ave.
Bradley Noah Warren, 21, 304


N. Francisco St.
Willie Frank Harper, 26, 342 E.
Trinidad Ave.
Gerald Jerome Purdue, 19, 712
S. Commercio Street
Ryan Lashon Epting, 23, 550 S.
Lopez Street
Narcotics officers will continue
the push against illegal drug traf-
ficking in Clewiston.


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Department arrest report


Editor's note: The following is
a list of arrests only and does not
imply that anyone is guilty or has
been convicted of a crime.
April 14: Ruben Gonzalez;
warrant
April 14: LaVaughn L. Dozier;
drug offense
I April 15: Willie Dukes; traffic
offense
April 15: April Hester; battery
April 16: Brady Warren; war-
rant
April 17: Amanda Bradford;
warrant/providing false informa-
tion LEO
April 17: Heriberto Morales;
trespass
April 18: Elias Aguillar
Sanchez; reckless driving


April 18: James Weimann;
warrant
April 20: Ariel Nieto Sanchez;
drug offense
April 20: Juvenile; drug offense
April 20: Regina K. Autrey;
drug offense/warrant
April 20: Danny H. Stanley;
warrant x 2
April 20: Terry L. Bradford; traf-
fic offense
April 21: Khandra Carter;
felony criminal mischief
April 21: Lisa Nicole White;
warrant
April 21: Evers Lopez; traffic
offense
April 21: Rafael B. Hernandez;
traffic offense


Police


On April 14, the Clewiston
Police Department's Narcotic Unit
conducted a search warrant at 205
W Aztec, within the city limits of
Clewiston on the night of April 13.
Once entry was obtained, offi-
cers made contact with three
adults: Black female Corissa
Everette, DOB Feb. 12, 1982; black
male Lewis L. Dozier, DOB July 15,
1974; and black male Sean Allen
Williams, DOB July 10, 1974; along
with two juvenile females.
During a search of the resi-
dence, a paper bag containing
Dozier's picture identification card,
20 individually wrapped pieces of
crack cocaine, along with over
$300 in U.S. currency was found
within Dozier's bedroom. A further
search of the residence resulted in
individually packaged marijuana,


also packaged for sale, packing
material, and drug paraphernalia.
Lewis Dozier was arrested and
transported to the Clewiston Police
Department where he was
charged with possession of crack
cocaine with the intent to sell or
distribute, possession of marijuana
with the intent to sell or distribute,
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia, all within 1,000 feet of a
church.
Numerous fishing poles were
also recovered from within the resi-
dence that was later determined to
be stolen from within the sur-
rounding area of Clewiston. Crimi-
nal investigators are attempting to
contact all victims that have report-
ed theft of fishing poles to positive-
ly identify those unclaimed poles.


Pahokee arrest report

April 16, Raul Sanchez, 23,2 April 20,.Juvenile, 17, BF, Agg.
WM,. Domestic Batten, Baitert r or .B nery Domestic
a pregnant person April 22,Derrick Williams, 19,
April 18, Dan Woion,;r"19, BM, Open carry of firm arm,
BM, Poss. weapon school proper- resisting arrest w/o violence.
ty, Agg. Battery school personnel. April 23, Darrell Hickman, 35,
April 19, Timothy Curry, 33, BM, Resisting w/o violence, poss.
BM, Alcohol-Open container of marijuana.


Car Burglar nabbed


by sheriff deputies


Sheriff Ronnie Lee credited
quick response by Deputy Fernan-
do Herrera and Sgt. Shawn Reed
for the capture of 21-year-old
Alexander Herring. After his cap-
ture, Herring, reportedly from
Manhattan, told HCSO Deputies
he walked from the Tate Proba-
tion Office where he had reported
for a photograph to the Hendry
County Health Department park-
ing lot where he gained entry into
a 1982 Mercedes Benz owned by
Charles Philectete and removed
the CD Player from the dash (the
CD player was recovered).


A co-worker noticed while he
was still in his (Philectete's) car, at
which time Herring exited the car
and began running from the
scene with Mr. Philectete and
Keith Legg in pursuit. Herring dis-
appeared from sight and the
HCSO was called with Deputy
Herrera and Sgt. Reed respond-
ing. The officers were able to
quickly locate and arrest him.

Herring was charged with
criminal mischief and burglary of
a conveyance and booked into
the Hendry County Jail.


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Sheriff Ronnie Lee presents
Mr. Ralph Elver with his "Distin-
guished Service Award" recog-
nizing Mr. Elver's 25 yeas of con-
tributions to the Florida Sheriff's
Youth Ranches Program.
Established in 1957, the Youth
Ranches. have helped over
45,000 boys and girls.
Sheriff Lee stated, "The mis-
sion of the Youth Ranches is to
prevent juvenile delinquency


and develop lawful, productive
citizens through a broad range of
family-centered services. That
mission is being met thanks to
supporters like Mr. Elver," added
Sheriff Lee.
For more information to the
Youth Ranches please contact
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office or visit the Youth Ranches
online at youthranches@world-
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Crimestoppers
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Crimestoppers of Palm Beach
County is seeking the public's
assistance in locating wanted
fugitive Delma Jessie, alias
Delma Lavon Jessie, alias Delma
Lavon McCaulsky, alias Delma
Jessie McCaulsky.
Jessie is a black female
weighing 180 pounds and is 5'6"
tall. She has black hair and
brown eyes and was born Jan. 6,
1979 and has a tattoo on her
right arm. Her last known
address is South West 16th
Street, in Belle Glade. Her last
known occupation was a labor-
er.
Jessie is wanted on felony
counts of Failure to Appear, con-
tempt of court. Count one and
two: FTA for fulfillment of sen-
tence; burglary with assault or
battery on a person 65 years or
older; FTA for fulfillment of 30-
year doctrine/sentence/first
appearance.
Count three: FTA for fulfill-
ment of sentence; burglary of a
dwelling; FTA for fulfillment of
30-year sentence/doctrine/first
appearance.
Count four: FTA for fulfill-
ment of sentence; burglary of a


Delma Jessie
dwelling, violation of probation;
grand theft of a dwelling; FTA for
fulfillment of 30-year
sentence/doctrine/first appear-
ance.
Count five: FTA for fulfillment
of sentence; forgery (checks);
FTA for fulfillment of 30-year
sentence/doctrine/first appear-
ance.
If you have any information
on the whereabouts of Delma
Jessie, call (800) 458-TIPS
(8477). You can remain anony-
mous and be eligible for a cash
reward.


Clewiston Police Department adopts L.E.A.D. Program


CLEWISTON Clewiston
Police Chief Don R. Gutshall
announced an unprecedented
collaboration between the
Clewiston Police Department, the
Hendry County School Board,
and parents of school children.
The pilot program is-intended to
empower parents in the fight
against drug abuse.
Now in the privacy of their
own homes, parents can test their
own children for a wide variety of
commonly abused drugs such as
marijuana, cocaine, opiates,
methamphetamines and alcohol.
Any parent of a school age child,
who can verbalize reasonable
suspicion or concern for their


own child, may qualify to receive
one of the free test kits. Indicators
such as behavior changes, exces-
sive excitability, constant drowsi-
ness or sleeplessness, mood
swings and irrational behavior are
just a few of the common signals
of drug abuse.
The test kits will be stored at
the Clewiston Police Department
and will be dispersed on an indi-
vidual basis contingent upon
need. and availability. The parent
or guardian of any child who may
be at risk, can come to the Clewis-
ton Police Department, answer a
few brief questions and, if
deemed appropriate by the offi-
cer, leave with a test kit. Parents


may also be referred by school
staff members who may have a
developed relationship with the
child or family. The self-instruct-
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the home in complete privacy.
The easy to read kit checklist
includes telephone numbers for
counseling, treatment, or more
information.
Once the parent has tested the
child, they may use any number
of resources available to them.
The police department will never
know the name of the child or the
results of the test, unless the par-
ent wishes to divulge such infor-
mation. Even the phone call to the
numbers listed in the information


packets allows the caller to
remain absolutely anonymous.
The program was paid for out
of forfeited property and cash
seized as a result of drug cases
here in Clewiston. The initial pro-
gram will provide the test kits free
of charge to the parents. Depend-
ing on the success and demand.
for the program, future kits may
have to be subsidized by a small
purchase price.
Chief Gutshall thanked Super-
intendent Tom Connor and Assis-
tant Superintendent Gordon
Swaggerty for their input and sup-
port of the program. The effort is
set to begin in early May.


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Courtesy photos/W.D. Motes
W.D. Motes in the late 1930s showing coonskins trapped near Belle Glade. The house in the
background was the house that floated during the 1928 hurricane in Belle Glade.


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Twin brothers David and Jessie Motes today. Born on May 28, 1922, they were the first set
of twins ever recorded being born in Belle Glade.


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These vehicles traveled Peavine Trail in the 1930s as the Motes brothers traveled with their
family between Florida and Alabama.


Courtesy photo/W.D. Motes
"This was our hunting buggy we used in the 1930s, to go hunting and trapping around Belle
Glade. It had double wheels so it would go in the swamp," explained Jesse Motes.


Motes has seen Belle Glade change


By MaryAnn Morris
BELLE GLADE Jesse Motes
and his twin brother David, are the
first recorded set of twins born in
Belle Glade. On May 28, 1922, the
twin boys were born in a house
that, back then, stood at South
Main Street and Avenue F.
Jesse still lives in Belle Glade
and Lake Placid, spending his time
between these two cities. His twin
brother divides his time between
Lake Placid and North Carolina.
Their cousin, Ed Motes, is part of
this story too. He still lives in Belle
Glade and has been kind enough to
share his photographs.
Jesse recalls the old days:
"My parents were raised in
Alabama. My uncle, Lee Motes was
in the First World War. After it was
over, he came down to Belle Glade
in 1918. Then I guess he went back
to Alabama after awhile and told
his family about it. My uncle, W. D.
Motes came down in 1919. Then
my parents and older brother Louis
came down in 1921. My twin broth-
er and I were born in Belle Glade in
1922.
"When my dad first came, there
weren't any roads. He came by
barge up the canal from Fort Laud-
erdale and landed at Kreamer and
Torry Islands in the south part of
the lake.
"All travel was by boat at first.
There weren't any roads at all at
that time, only local muck roads in
town. There were rough bridges
for horses and wagons and farm
equipment. You'd have to take your
car by barge across water. You
would drive your car up on to the
barge and there were mules
hitched to ropes on either bank
with a pulley. They'd pull your car
over on the barge, then they'd pull
the barge back.
"I think Pahokee developed
sooner than Belle Glade. There was
a politician called B. Elliot and I
think he had something to do with
that.
"My father earned a living trap-


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ping and farming in Florida. Back
then, nothing was drained and the
only farming was close into town,
you see, not way out like now.
That's why trapping was so good.
The sawgrass was full of game.
There was a good market for rac-
coon pelts. When the price was
good we could get $3 to $4 apiece
for them. We used to get bobcats
too. There were a lot of them back
then.
"When you were out in the
Glades on foot trapping, in the dry
weather, you had to watch for the
big cracks. The black dirt would dry
up and shrink and make cracks big
enough that you could go almost
up to your knee inside the crack if
you weren't careful.
"I remember we went back and
forth from Florida to Alabama a lot.
It meant going to school here and
there as we could. 'Course, there
weren't any report cards early on,
so we'd come to a new school and
they'd ask, 'What grade are you
boys in?' And we'd say, (some-
times we hadn't gone quite the
whole year before) but we'd say a
grade and they'd say 'Okay, we'll
try you there,' and neither of us got
put back, so I guess it was all right.
Pahokee had the only high school.
"When we drove back and
forth between Alabama and Flori-
da, it was in a Model T touring car. It
was open, not closed in. When it
-broke down, which it did, my dad
would just pull off at a shady spot
and fix it. He could always get parts
at a junkyard for it. We'd spend


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nights on the road at tourist camps.
They didn't have motels. I remem-
ber they cost about $2 a night for
the family and my dad would
always bargain with the man for a
better price.
"We weren't here in 1928 when
the hurricane came. We had gone
back to Alabama. My uncle W D.
Motes was here in Belle Glade,
though. They'd just built a big new
house. It sat up high on wood pil-
ings and when the water came up,
they piled up the furniture and
went up into the attic. The house
was lifted up off its pilings by the
water and it floated! The water
came up about five feet inside and
they were in the attic so they were
safe. They had two families in there
and as they saw people float by,
they'd grab hold of them and pull
them in too. My cousin remembers
all this. He would have been about
four years old at the time.
"During the depression, it was
real hard. My dad would farm in
Alabama part of the year. We had
family in Winfield and Guin in the
northwest part of the state. Then
we'd come back to Belle Glade. I
remember we drove down Peavine
Trail coming down from Orlando.
"When we were in Florida, we
kids played under the custard apple
tree under the Moonvines. That
way you were out of the sun. We
had a good time. There wasn't any
drainage, so we could just dig
down in the soil about six inches
and have water to play with. It
would fill right up.
"Back then there was a steel
bridge at six mile bend, where the
Palm Beach Canal branches south-
east down to Brown's Farm. The
bridge attendant, when boats
would come they'd blow their
horn -well, he'd let us help. We'd
put up the chains across the road to
stop traffic, then we'd have two


kids on each end and we'd turn the
winch for the bridge tender. Then
he'd give each of us a bottle of
Coke as a reward. We were only
four or five years old. That was a big
treat!
"At Okeelanta there was a gen-
eral store where the mail would
come by boat frorn Fort Laud-
erdale. There was a good bit of traill
fic.between the hauling and the
dredge boats. There was a real old
schoolhouse behind the store. One
season our dad took us out to see
the ruins of it. I don't know if it had
burned down or if one of the hurri-
canes had got it.
"We moved up to South Bay
one time, near where the city hall
was. My dad set up our tent across
the road from the school. Then I
remember, there was a hotel near
the Atlantic Sugar Mill half way
between six mile and 20-mile bend
on the south side. It was called the
Gladeview Hotel. We lived in that
hotel for a short while.
"During the 1930s we had a
hunting buggy. Our hunting buggy
was an old truck fitted with double
tires for the swamp and when it got
really wet we'd put chains around
the wheels. You'd still get stuck
though, and there was no one any-
where to help you out. So you'd
carry two long poles with you and
two long thick ropes. When you
got stuck, you'd go behind the
buggy and set the poles down in
the mud and tie the ropes to the
axle, in between the two back tires,
then run the ropes to the poles you
had stuck in the ground. When you
put the buggy in reverse, it would
wrap the rope around the axle and
pull the buggy back out of the deep
mud.
"Then I grew up and raised a
family here. I built one house and
later built my present house. Belle
Glade is and was a great town!"


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Big Lake Radio Club participates at Sugarfest


The Reverend Sam Thomas,
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The amateur radio community
from around Lake Okeechobee
helped make the Clewiston Sug-
arfest a worldwide event by hav-
ing a radio station on the air with
worldwide capabilities.
Amateur radio operations
from Clewiston, Belle Glade,
Moore Haven and Canal Point
shared in the setting up and oper-
ating the short-wave radio station
across from Woodworks Park and
welcomed visitors to the Sugar-
fest to see the operation. All took
part in sharing to get the message
of the Sugarfest to the world.
The station was set up by using
a wire antenna strung among the
trees at Saint Martin's Church and
operated on battery power the
kind of operations that radio ama-
teurs use during disasters and.
emergencies. Including the shel-
ter, set-up time was a little over an
hour and by 9 a.m. on Saturday,


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Left to right are Jim Sparks, Johnny Blakeney, Sam Thomas,
and Doug Cardin


April 16, the station was on the air.
Contacts were made around the
country and the operators let peo-
ple know of our annual Sugarfest.
Participating from the radio


Sugar picnic
A happy group enjoyed the great eats in the shade of a
palm tree at the Sugar Festival in Clewiston Saturday
April 16


club, and the amateur communi-
ty were Eric Rhinehart, W4KPG-
President of the Club, Jim Sparks,
AA4BN-Director, The Rev. Sam
Thomas, W3ALE-Public Informa-


tion Officer, and others including
Rev. Tom Street, N5KFR of Moore
Haven, Johnny Blakeney
WB4MED and Carl "Doug" Card
in, KG4NNN who both are from
Belle Glade.
Also visiting was Morriss Holli-
day, KB4NJW from Moore Haven
and members of the public who
stopped by the station to see it in
operation and learn how the local
radio operators made the Sugar-
fest a national and worldwide
event. Operations were in both
the voice (single sideband) and
code (CW) modes; with Carl and
Doug operating by code and Sam,
Jim and Eric operating by voice. A
number of frequencies were also
used to increase versatility and the
chance to or e distance
stations.
The club meets the last Mon-
day of each month at Saint Mar-
tin's Church in Clewiston. Call for
information all are welcome to
attend.


Next chamber social


planned at library
CLEWISTON The Clewiston there will be drawings with many
Public Library Advisory Board, prizes and goody bags for every-
Friends of the Clewiston Public one. This is also a great opportu-
Library, and the library staff are nity for the community to learn
pleased to g sponsor the next more about the library itself and it
Clewiston Chamber of Corn- will be asked that you complete
merce Social Tuesday, May 10, and return the library survey,
from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m: which will be handed out at this
The library provides many gathering.


activities, services, and programs
to the Clewiston community,
which includes, but is not limited
to, volunteer income tax assis-
tance, interlibrary loan, access to
bestsellers and other new books,
computer use, summer reading
program, and reference assis-
tance.
One of their newer services is
access to the Florida Electronic
Library, which may be accessed
not only at the library, but also
from home if you have a valid
Clewiston Public Library card.
This upcoming chamber
social is open to all members of
the community, not just chamber
members. Throughout the social,


In a study commissioned by
the Department of State, Division
of Library Information Services, it
was found that Florida's public
libraries return $6.54 for every $1
invested.
Florida's public libraries pro-
vide direct benefits of $6 billion
per year to Florida's communities
and population. These economic
benefits support organizations
and individuals in their pursuit of
knowledge and information for
work, education, personal needs
and recreation.
Come see what your local
libraries have to offer you may
be surprised!


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Hendry Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Craig Cud-
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2005-2006. They are from left to right, Nita Choban,
recording secretary, Jennette Nicholson, corresponding
secretary, Patricia Mason, president, Mr. Cudworth, She-
lia Whitt vice president 2, Shirley Causseau, treasurer.
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applications are necessary for
people who cannot receive a
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Cinco festival being held at the
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from noon to 6 p.m. Teams of
bilingual tax preparers will be on
hand to complete and process the
paperwork at the event.
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children, medical and school
records, proving who the person
is must be presented as original
documents. However, David J.
Bradach, CPA and one of the fran-
chisee's for Jackson Hewitt is an
IRS Acceptance Agent, the only
one in Southwest Florida, so he
will be on hand to verify and certi-
fy that he saw the documents and
make copies for the IRS.
"This way someone does not
have to submit these valuable and


one of a kind papers to the IRS
and risk losing them in the mail"
said Bradach. "The preparation of
'the W-7 form for the IRS always
has a fee associated with it but the
Hispanic community has been
very good to our Jackson Hewitt
tax offices so we are very happy
to give back to those that need
this help by offering this service
free."


Ladies Auxiliary VFW 4185


The Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4185 is proud to announce
the institute of the Ladies Auxil-
iary to VFW Post 4185 in Clewis-
ton.
On April 2, a special meeting
was held for the purpose of initi-
ating the new members, electing
and installing offers for the com-
ing year. Pat Buote, Past Dept.
President/Dept. Chief of Staff
presided. Also present were
Linda Burnett, Past Dept. Presi-
dent/National Council Member
Area "J", Laurel Raulerson, Dis-
trict 13 Auxiliary President and
Elsie Hoyt, District 13 Deputy
Chief of Staff/District 13 Secre-
tary. Other quests included Pete
Nicholson, District 13 Comman-
der, Al Zeigler, District 13 Vice
Commander, Roger Haas, Dis-
trict 13 Jr. Vice Commander, as
well as Labelle and Post 4185
Officers.


Linda Meier was installed as
Auxiliary President, Susan
McCraine, Sr. Vice President,
Brandi McConiel, Jr. Vice Presi-
dent, Pat (Smith) Cochran,
Chaplain, Barbara Connell, Con-
ductress and Ida Mae Nath and
Nellie Styranka as Trustees.
Laurel Raulerson, on behalf
of the District presented an
American and POW flag to Capt.
Christine Peterson for the Crimi-
nal Justice students' Honor
Guard. Another American and
POW flag was presented to
Brandi McConiel for the Daisy
Scouts.
At the request of VFW Post
4185 Officers, for this very spe-
cial occasion, Pete and Laurel
presented a beautiful mirror,
hand etched by Dick Nath, to
Linda Meier for the Ladies Auxil-
iary to be displayed next to the
Post mirror.


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Brandi McConiel and her
Daisy Scouts created adorable
centerpieces for the tables. The
Scouts were very creative in
designing the pieces with paper
daisies, Buddy Poppies and
American Flags.
After the meeting, refresh-
ments and a beautiful, patriotic
cake, made by Ida Mae Nath
were enjoyed by all in atten-
dance.
The Ladies Auxiliary, working
with Post members,. is commit-
ted to serving and honoring the
veterans, promoting patriotism,
encouraging elementary and
high school students to partici-
pate in the Voice of Democracy,
Patriot's Pen and Patriotic Arts
Contest. Together, they will also
serve the community and raise
funds for Cancer, Aids and
Research. It takes a lot of hard
work to accomplish the goals of.


the VFW organization and to
keep the Clewiston Post 4185
above the ordinary, but as a
team they can do much.

Thank you to Charles Pearcy,
Don McCraine, Jim Meier, Gene
Miller, Dick Nath and David
Pollen for all the hard work. They
all did a wonderful job and the
room was beautiful.

The VFW Post and Ladies
Auxiliary members invite all eli-
gible persons to join our Nation-
al Organization for the purpose
of serving the needs of the veter-
ans, their families and the youth
and community. If you are inter-
ested and would like informa-
tion about eligibility or have any
questions, please call the post at
983-9748 and ask to speak to an
officer.


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At 11:00 a.m.
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To Consider Proposed Changes
To The Moore Haven Jr. Sr. High
School Student Handbook


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Osteoporosis is a disease of the
bones that is caused by a decrease
in the strength of the bones. This
results in bones that are weak and
more easily broken.
Normally, bones begin to loose
strength after the age of 35 as part
of the aging process. When this
normal bone loss speeds up, the
result is osteoporosis. This makes
people with osteoporosis more
prone to have fractures of the ver-
tebrae (spine), hip or the forearm
near the wrist.
There are a number of factors
that increase the risk of develop-
ing osteoporosis. Some of these
factors are: Female sex; white
race; low body weight (127
pounds or less); advanced age;
lifelong insufficient calcium
intake; frailty/poor health; demen-
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Dietary sources of calcium
include milk and dairy products,
green vegetables and canned fish
such as sardines and salmon. Cal-
cium supplements can also be
used to increase the calcium
intake. Second, regular exercise
can help prevent osteoporosis.
The exercise needs to be weight
bearing (such as walking or run-
ning) and should be at least 30
minutes three times a week.
Third, use of alcohol and tobacco
should stop. Both tobacco and
alcohol increase the amount of
bone loss and increase the risk of
osteoporosis. Avoiding smoking
and drinking helps prevent the
development of osteoporosis.
Several medications are avail-
able to treat and prevent osteo-


porosis. One class of medications
is called biphosphonates. This
class includes medications with
the brand names of Fosamax and
Actonel. These medications slow
the normal loss of bone. Another
class of medications is the selec-.
tive estrogen receptor modulators
or SERMs. Evista is the name of a
medication in this class. These
medications provide the bone-
strengthening benefit of female
hormones without the side effects
on the heart and blood vessels.
To make the diagnosis of
osteoporosis, doctors order a
bone mineral density test. This
test tells the strength of the bone
and also helps the doctor decide if
medication is needed to strength-
en the bones or prevent further
osteoporosis. Here is a list of peo-
ple that should have this test per-
formed to determine if they have


osteoporosis: All women o' er the
age of 65; all postmenopausal
women, less than 65 years old
who have one of the risk factors
listed above; patients on steroids
for long periods of time; people
who have decreased bone density
when a regular X-ray is done.
Glades General Hospital has a
state-of-the-art machine used to
diagnose osteoporosis. This
machine is called a DEXA (dual-
emission x-ray absorptiometer)
scanner.
If you are in one of the risk cat-
egories for osteoporosis and your
doctor has ordered a bone density
scan, call the hospital at 996-6571,
ext. 460 to schedule an appoint-
ment. During themonth of March,
Glades General is offering Bone
Density Scans for the discounted
rate of $100. Please call today to
schedule your scan.


Tripp named to Health Advisory Committee
WEST PALM BEACH At the and the Lawrence E. Wills Muse- awarded 14 grants totaling gram.
April 15 meeting, the Health Care um. Mrs. Tripp is a strong support- approximately $180,000. Recipi-
District Board appointed Belle er of Glades General Hospital ents included Pahokee Fire Res- The Health Care District is also
Glade's Ashley Tripp to the Corn- where she gave birth to her only cue, Glades General Hospital, responsible for the care of trauma
munity-At-Large position on the child, Morgan, in 2000, She Brumback Health Center, Ameri- patients from the point of injury to
Western County Health Advisory believes her position on the West- can Lung Association, Belle Glade rehabilitation. The District funds a
Committee. Mrs. Tripp's appoint- ern County Health Advisory Corn- Public Safety, Glades Health Initia- pair of Level 11 trauma centers and
ment becomes effective immedi- mittee will provide her the oppor- tive, Boys and Girls Club,, Healthy operates Trauma Hawk for
ately and will last for two years. tunity to contribute thoughts and Solutions Resource Center, aeromedical transports in cooper-
As a member of the Commit- ideas to meet the health care Alzheimer's Community Care, action with 18 other emergency
tee, Mrs. Tripp will work with the needs of local residents, and Glades Area Association for response organizations. As a
committee to advise the District "I look forward to helping lead Retarded Citizens. leader in children's health, the
Board on the establishment of the Health Care District in the Additional information and District operates over 160 school
funding priorities, funding mech- Glades in ensuring the best health proposal requirements can be health clinics and employs over
anisms, recommendations for care and services in the Glades accessed at the Health Care Dis- 200 school nurses who help to
funding, and oversight of funding area," says Mrs. Tripp. trict's Web site, ensure that more than 170,000
programs for health care related Mrs. Tripp and the other West- www.hcdpbc.org, or by contact- students are healthy and ready to
capital projects awarded to local ern County Health Advisory Com- ing Elizabeth Cayson at 996-0129. learn. Additionally, the children's
organizations serving the Glades mittee members will be busy for The Health Care District must heal program includes 48
community. Other members of the next few months as they over- receive all applications by 5:00 health program includes 48
the committee include: Health see the process to award grants .p.m., local time, April 30, at the behavioral health professionals
Care District Board Vice-Chair for local capital projects. Now in Western County Office. who work in elementary schools
David Goodlett,, Henry Crawford its second cycle, the Health Care About the Health Care District: to address behavioral and emo-
(City of Pahokee), .Mary Kendall District has set aside $200,000 in A core responsibility for the tional issues for students. The Dis-
(City of Belle Glade), Esther Berry funds to be awarded to local Health Care District is to advance strict operates a 198-bed nursing
(City of South Bay), Olga Hayes organizations serving the Glades access to health coverage for low- home for residents who require
(Member at large), and Reverend community. Requests for propos- income residents of Palm Beach long-term skilled-nursing care
John Mericantante (Member at als were issued April 1. All County. This is accomplished that they cannot receive at other
large). responses must be received at the through a network of physicians, nursing home facilities.
Mrs. Tripp is a lifetime resident District office at 1500B NW hospitals, pharmacies, and ancil-
of Belle Glade. She and her hus- Avenue L in Belle Glade by 5p.m., lary health care providers. The Glades General Hospital, a not-
band, Jimmy, own Tripp Electric April 30. Final recommendations Health Care District currently for-profit subsidiary of the Health
Motors, Inc. in Belle Glade. Mrs. will be brought to the Health Care operates an HMO licensed in the Care District, provides acute care
Tripp is on the boards of the Belle District Board for consideration. state of Florida and administers hospital services for the residents
Glade Chamber of Commerce Last year the Committee benefits under the Medicaid pro- of western Palm Beach County.


PBCC to open
BELLE GLADE Health care
workers on the coast think the
nursing shortage is bad there, but
it's much worse in the county's
rural communities. That's why
Palm Beach Community College
is establishing a registered nurs-
ing program at its location in Belle
Glade.
"We have a 25-percent vacan-
cy rate for nurses," said ,Mary
Weeks, chief nursing officer for
Glades General Hospital in Belle
Glade. "We've offered incentives
like sign-on bonuses and recruit-
ed nurses from as far away as the
Philippines, but the nurses often
don't stay. We're trying to keep an
experienced base, but there are
too many temptations out there.
It's hard to retain nurses other
than those who grow up in the
community."
Hendry Medical Center in
Clewiston has provided nursing
scholarships for residents for the


registered nursing program in Belle Glade


past 15 years, said Sue Seeley,
chief nursing officer, but they're
still experiencing a shortage.
The Glades Initiative Partner-
ship Council, the county Health
Care District,the Everglades Area
Health Education Centers from
Nova Southeastern University,
Glades General and Hendry hos-
pitals, and an "access committee"
of citizens from South Bay, Paho-
kee, Belle Glade and Clewiston
first met three years ago, each
pledging to do their part to estab-
lish the RN program at PBCC in
Belle Glade. The program is
scheduled to begin in January
2006.
The deadline for students to
apply to the new RN program in
Belle Glade is Oct. 1, said Joanne
Masella, registered nursing pro-
gram coordinator. "We're all
pulling together business peo-
ple, health care providers, politi-
cians and educators for. our


rural areas to have their own
health care that ranks with that on
the coast. It makes more sense
that people who are committed
to the community will be commit-
ted to its health care."
PBCC has converted the RN
program's prerequisite courses to
online classes to provide access to
rural students and upgraded the
laboratory from the practical
nursing (PN) program that began
in 2001 (and has graduated three
classes of practical nurses so far)
to a combination PN/RN lab. The
college has installed videoconfer-
encing equipment to make it pos-
sible for RN students to be con-
nected to the nursing lecture
classes at PBCC in Lake Worth.
This fall, the college will offer a
"boot camp" program in Belle
Glade to prepare students for the
rigors of the nursing program.
The Health Care District of
Palm Beach County, which


Hospital welcomes chief financial officer


BELLE GLADE Glades Gen-
eral Hospital welcomes Carlene
Williams as the new Chief Finan-
cial Officer.
Ms. Williams has 18 years
experience in health care. She
comes to Glades General from
Delray Medical Center, a Tenet
Healthcare facility, where she
served as Controller for three and
a half years.
Carlene Williams has earned a
Master's Degree as well as a Bach-


elor's Degree in accounting from
St. Thomas University in Miami.
She is a member of the Health
Care Financial Management Asso-
ciation.
Carlene is married and is
actively raising two children. Mrs.
Williams states that she "is excit-
ed to be part of the team that is
taking Glades General Hospital to
new heights under the leadership
of Dan Aranda, CEO and with the
help of the Health Care District."


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same, and both hospitals will be
used as clinical sites for the stu-
dent nurses to have hands-on
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School Happenings


Special volunteer
Moore Haven Elementary has
some pretty special volunteers
working with our students. April
is the state of Florida's first every
"Florida Volunteer Month"
declared by Gov. Bush. (Go to
www.volunteerflorida.org for
more info.)
As a volunteer, Mrs. Brew
spent three mornings a week
helping first graders read, write
and do arithmetic. She always
had a quick smile for the stu-
dents and enjoyed those "hugs"
from them. As she dropped the
quilt off before shheaded north
for the summer, she told them
all goodbye and promised to be
back next winter to help out
again.
Moore Haven Elementary
Announces Kindergarten Open
House and Registration Tuesday,
May 10, in the Richie Building at
10 a.m.
Requirements for Kinder-
garten: Must be five years old on
or before September 1, 2005,
Birth Certificate, Social Security
Card (if available), Immuniza-
tion Record and Current Physi-
cal. You do not need the above
to attend the open house and
registration. Parents and chil-
dren will get to visit classrooms.
Children can eat lunch in


Courtesy photo
Mrs. Susie Matison was
named Moore Have Elemen-
tary School Volunteer of the
year. Our District Volunteer
of the Year, Mrs. Susie Mati-
son was selected to be fea-
tured. in the Florida Monthly
magazine. Congradulations!
Mrs. Susie Matison.
cafeteria free. Contact Carla
Shearer for more information at
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L to R: Josey Pearce, D'Angelo Ware, and Rochelle Garcia
are proudly showing off a quilt designed by first graders that
Jean Brew, one of Moore Haven's winter residents, helped
them with.


the Kennedy Space Center. The
students had a great time seeing,
all the neat things going on in
space and even experienced
what it feels like to be weightless
while at the Astronauts Hall of
Fame.
The group was also able to
walk beside one of the giant Sat-
urn V rockets that once sent
men to the moon. They were
able to go up in the observation
gantry and see the launch pad
with the rocket on it preparing to


be launched soon.
Mr. Bill Pogue was on hand
throughout the day to talk to the
students about his time while
working for NASA. Pogue was
pilot of Skylab 4 (third arid final
manned visit to the Skylab
orbital workshop), launched
Nov. 16, 1973, and concluded
Feb. 8, 1974. This was the
longest manned flight (84 days,
1 hour and 15 minutes) in the
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Employment rate continues to improve


Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for March
2005 was 0.8 percentage point
lower than the national rate of 5.2
percent.
In March 2005, seasonally
adjusted nonagricultural employ-
ment grew by 262,100 jobs over the
year, growing at a rate of 3.5 per-
cent. By comparison, the national
rate of growth was 1.6 percent for
the same period.
The state continued to see
growth in the total number of jobs.
Based on data from February 2005,
the latest month for which compa-


rable data are available from other
states, Florida led all states in the
number of new jobs created and
had the fastest rate of annual job
growth among the ten most popu-
lous states.
Statewide in March, unemploy-
ment was at 4.2 percent. Counties
with the highest unemployment
rate (5.8 percent) were Madison
County and Hendry County.
Areas with the lowest unem-
ployment rate in the state (3.1 per-
cent) were Alachua, Monroe,
Wakulla and Walton Counties.
In March, Okeechobee County


saw 5.1 percent unemployment
with 853 workers unemployed.
Glades County reported 4.1 per-
cent unemployment with 205
unemployed.
Hendry County had 5.8 percent
unemployment with 1,049 unem-
ployed.
Palm Beach County had 4.3 per-
cent unemployment with 26,356
unemployed.
Collier County reported 3.1 per-
cent unemployment with 4,526
unemployed.
Martin County had 4.1 percent
unemployment with 2,721 workers


unemployed.


The manufacturing industry
(not seasonally adjusted) in Florida
has experienced positive job
growth with over-the-year gains
since April 2004. Solid growth con-
tinued in the durable goods sector,
which gained 6,000 jobs (+2.3 per-
cent) since last March. Much of the
growth in durable goods was in
transportation equipment manu-
facturing (+2,100 jobs, +5.1 per-
cent) and computer and electronic
product manufacturing (+2,000
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Don't let head lice spoil your summertime fun


"Head Lice are not just a
school time problem" explained
Katie Shepherd, Executive Direc-
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Network, Inc. "Parents want to
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want to blame parents, no one
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no matter what time of the year
it is, so it's not about blame -
it's-about being safe and work-
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head lice "Awareness and Con-
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how quickly head lice can esca-
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through education and by offer-
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"As a nonprofit agency we're
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"Our goal is to help keep kids
in school and that can only hap-
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one."
So why is it we only hear
about head lice during .school
months? According to Ms. Shep-
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"Head lice are a non seasonal
parasite, they are always there
no matter what time of the year
we look. The problem is most
parents don't know what to look
for and therefore the burden is
left up to the schools. That's why
the general public assumes that


infestation only occurs during
school months," she explained.
One big problem we find is
when a child leaves the school
year already infested with head
lice, it tends to go undetected all
summer long. The summer
months offer an excellent
opportunity for the lice to multi-
ply because no one is looking.
By the time school starts back
they not only have a severe infes-
tation, but have also spread it to
countless others over the sum-
mer months.
So how do you stop Head
Lice from spoiling your sum-
mer? "You check heads at the
beginning of summer, before
you have contact with new
sources, and then periodically
throughout summer," Katie
explained. "If your child attends
a summer camp program, make
sure they have a lice prevention
policy in place" she added. Lice
Solutions is doing their part in
helping families keep safe.
During the month of May they
will be providing free head
checks for any child that enters
their facility. "We also offer a 10-
percent discount off the cost of
treatment to anyone providing
proof of summer camp enroll-
ment," Katie said.
"The sooner you can catch
head lice the easier it is to get
past it" she told parents during a
recent PTA meeting."
Head Lice, if left unattended
will quickly kick off a domino
effect that will not only infest
your family, friends and neigh-


bors, but it will also create a lice
cycle that is difficult to break!
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FWC wants to expand deer-dog hunting program


TALLAHASSEE In Tallahassee
last week, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) voted to move forward in
developing a process to expand
statewide, a registration program for
deer-dog hunting on private lands
for the 2005-06 hunting season.
Commissioners based the decision
on the overall success of a pilot pro-
gram in the Northwest Region dur-
ing the 2004-05 hunting season.
According to a report presented
to the seven-member commission
by Lt. Col. Mike Wiwi, deputy direc-


tor of the Division of Law Enforce-
ment, commissioners determined
that adopting rules to require deer-
dog registration statewide could
help maintain the traditional sport
by reducing conflicts between
hunters and landowners.
FWC staff reported the addition-
al time and costs associated with
the pilot program were manage-
able. Due to the program's effec-
tiveness in addressing conflicts
between landowners and deer-dog
hunters, and the positive feedback
received from everyone involved,


including law enforcement person-
nel, FWC staff recommended
statewide expansion with no signif-
icant rule changes.
The report stated that 70 individ-
ual properties representing 57
deer-dog hunt clubs participated in
the Northwest Region pilot pro-
gram. These properties ranged in
size from 40 to 31,000 acres and
were located in 14 of the 16 coun-
ties within the region. Only Escam-
bia and Franklin counties were not
represented, because they did not
have any registered deer-dog hunt-


ing clubs.
During the past hunting season
in the Northwest Region, there
were only 87 deer-dog hunting
complaints, down 36 percent from
137 during to the 2003-04 hunting
season. More importantly, only five
of these 87 complaints were asso-
ciated with registered deer-dog
hunting clubs. In contrast, a review
of the complaint data for the North
Central and Northeast regions,
which did not have such a pro-
gram, did not show a decrease.
This proposed program would


require a no-cost registration for
anyone using deer-dogs statewide
during the deer-dog training sea-
son and during any open deer-
hunting season when taking deer
with dogs is permitted.
Wiwi said verifying ownership
of participating properties in cases
where someone other than the
landowner is applying was one of
the few components needed to
improve the program.
The FWC will focus on making
sure the public is fully informed
about the new registration pro-


gram by doing a comprehensive
mail-out to all involved parties. The
agency also plans to solicit input
and feedback during future public
meetings that will take place in
May. All comments submitted at
these public meetings, along with a
final report, will be on the agenda
for consideration at the FWC's
June 15-17 meeting in Daytona
Beach.
More information about the
proposed statewide deer-dog regis-
tration program is available online
at MyFWC.com/hunting.


Neither wind, nor sun stops links fun


By Daniel Shube
Living and playing golf in the
tropics is usually a good thing.
However, whether the sun shines,
the wind blows or the rain falls,
precaution is necessary to protect
your self from the elements.

GustBuster
It has been many years since I
first placed the GustBuster umbrel-
la in my bag. I rarely use it. I'm not
certain if I'm lucky to not catch the,
rain too often, or, since I ride in a
golf cart, if the roof is enough to
keep me dry.
Recently, I realized why I have
not removed it from my bag. I was
playing at Palm Beach National
Resort. It was a beautiful, sunny
.day. As my group made the turn,
the clouds rolled in. By the time we
reached the mid-point of our final
nine, the skies opened. And the
wind picked-up. Heavy rain. The
wind howled at what must have
been 40 or 50 miles per hour. The
roof of the golf cart was worthless.
There was lightning in the area, so
running for cover under the nearby
trees was not an option.
I reached for my GustBuster
umbrella. The one that was virtual-
ly stuck in a side pouch of my bag.
The wind was so strong, I was cer-
tain I was going to blow away, like
a golfing Mary Poppins. Then the
wind.shifted, and I had visions of
becoming a human kabob.
Amazingly, the GustBuster did
not turn inside out. I stayed fairly
dry. And, when the rain stopped, I
was back out on the course to fin-
ish my round quite dry too!


Courtesy photo/Neox
The AF101 is a shiny clear polycarbonate sports wrap (per-
fect for golf) with G22 polycarbonate lenses and inset rubber
temple tips (suggested retail $59.95).


SunBuster
At this year's PGA Merchandise
Show, I picked-up a pair of Sun-
Buster sunglasses. I hadn't had a
chance to try them, however, after
my reminder of how well the Gust-
Buster works, I had to give their
long-awaited entry into sunglasses
a look-see.
These sunglasses have been in
development almost two years and
have been extensively tested on
both the PGA and Champions
Tours. The lens was designed
specifically to enhance the ability of
golfers, at all skill levels, to read
putts better.
"The PuttReaders lens," said
Steven Asman, company presi-
dent, "is byproduct of what we call
ColorScience. Special lens colors
scientifically designed to achieve
specific vision perception. In the
case of the PuttReaders, it is
designed to reduce the amount of
the color green the eyes see on a
putting green. This allows the brain
to perceive the colors, like brown,
yellow and red, which define the


grain, undulations and contours of
a green. The things the brain must
see in order to read putts better."
Take one or two fewer strokes a
round putting and a good score
becomes a winning score.
"Believing is seeing," contends
Asman, "It works."
PuttReaders is also a GolfCor-
rect lens. The GolfCorrect lens is
designed and ground to eliminate a
common flaw of ordinary sun-
glasses lens. With an ordinary lens,
there is prismatic distortion that
occurs when the eye-plane tilts
down to look at the ball as the head
tilts up to clear way for the golf
swing. This prismatic distortion
makes it appear that ball has
moved.
The PuttReaders lens is
designed to be worn all the times
without fear of distortion, eye
fatigue or dizziness.'
PuttReader are available in two
SunBuster frame models, the half-
shell Fuzzy or XCel XChg. The XCel
XChg offers the choice of Black,
Tortoise or Silver frames. The Fuzzy
is available in Black and Tortoise.


Sports Briefs


Soccer registrations
Soccer registrations for the
upcoming youth soccer leagues
will be for four days only at the
Clewiston Middle School cafeteria.
No late registrations will be accept-
ed: Registration will be held May 3,
from 6-9 p.m., May 5, from 6-9 p.m.,
May 7, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., and
May21 from a.m. until 1 p.m.
Registration fees are $50 for the
first child and $45 for any additional
children within the same family.
Fees include a full uniform, insur-
ance, and a trophy. Fees do not
include cleats, ball, or shin guards,
which are mandatory for play. All
new players need to submit a pho-
tocopy of their birth certificate (the
copy will not be returned). Only
parents or legal guardians may sign
for their children. For further infor-
mation, call Heather Hess at 233-
3208. Coaches and volunteers are
needed for the soccer program to
reach its fullest level of success.
A thank you
South Bay Youth League (SBYL)
is proud of its award-winning sports
teams supported by the Nat Moore
Foundation. Sports education, train-
ing and. development were the key
that unlocked the doors for partici-
pating youth from underserved
areas of Palm Beach County.

Coaches needed
The Clewiston Cougars are


Clewiston


youth


grapplers


compete

This weekend the Clewiston
Wrestling Club went to the
Riverdale Wrestling tournament.
Anthony Smith placed 2nd
with his only loss coming at the
hands of the returning state
champ, Scottie Sentes.

Antrovonne Smith placed 1st
in the middle school division.
DJ Hannum placed 1st in the
middle school division.
Byron Holmes placed 2nd.
Kris Smith placed 3rd.
"This was a tough tournament
with over 300 entries," said club
and head high school coach Jess
Alford. "We are really proud of
these kids that are putting in the
extra work this summer. These
are the future varsity wrestlers for
Clewiston High School."


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coaches fTor'fe 20-05 season Any-
one iriierested in '.',:lurnltnrig
please contaitApril.White or Char-
-lene Forde. The league has also
formed a new board. The new
members are: President Ben


Cutshaw, Vice President Charles
Felton, Treasurer Charlene Forde
(228-3986), Secretary April
White (228-7887), Athletic Direc-
tor Rick Benjamin, Jose Casas,
Melvin Brooks, Al Gary, and Ray
Tolbert.


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The frames are designed for a
golfer, they're lightweight, they ride
properly on the face and give
unobstructed field of vision. Nose-
pads and temple arms adjust for a
perfect fit. The frames are ultra-
thin, ultra-light, ultra-strong, stylish
and slip-proof. The suggested retail
price is $90 for either model. Both
come with hi-impact zipper shell
case and an oversized cleaning
cloth.
For more information about
SunBuster, call (866) SUN-BUSTER
(786-2878) or visit sunbuster.info.
For information, about GustBuster
umbrellas, visit gustbuster.com or
call 888 GUSTBUSTER.
Neox
Another good option to protect
your eyes from the harsh Florida
sun are sunglasses from Neox. The
average gray sunglass lens blocks
the vast majority of light rays at
essentially the same level across
the visible spectrum. By contrast,
Neox blocks the highest allowable
percentage of harmful blue and
violet rays while allowing more of
the remaining light rays to pass
through. In other words, Neox
blocks more of the light that can
cause damage, and less of the light
that you need to see clearly. Neox
achieves this objective through a
patent-pending combination of
optimized lens design and special
tint technology that help you to see
as clearly as possible.
Wearing sunglasses slightly
decreases clarity of vision. So, too,
do wraparound lenses. Neox tech-
nology compensates for both.
Neox lenses are constructed in
such a manner that they adjust to
the decreased depth of field caused
by most sunglasses. They also
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Upcoming events
at Senior Center
Upcoming events and classes
offered at the Nobles Center, 475 E.
Cowboy Way, LaBelle, exercise
class with Barb Brandenburg
meets M-W-F every week at 9 a.m.

Advocates needed
for children
The .Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to repre-
sent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected children
before the court, social service agen-
cies and the community. No special
educational degree is required.
Guardians need to be someone with
common sense, good judgment
and a commitment to helping a
child. Attendance at three training
sessions held in Fort Myers is
required. Please contact Kelie
Hedrick at: (239) 4614360 or (800)
269-6210 for more information, and
to reserve your space for training.

Mentors needed
Moore Haven Elementary
School (MHES) needs you. Do you
have one hour a week to spend.
with a student? Some students are
struggling in math, reading, or just
need some extra attention from a


caring adult who will listen. If you
are able to volunteer one hour or
more a week between 8 a.m. and 2
p.m. or during our after school pro-
gram from 3-4:30 p.m., call Kristi
Hingson at MHES to get signed up.
The school number is (863) 946-
0737.

Accountability
report
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School is now available in the
elementary school office. If you
would like a copy of the report,
please stop by the office and one
will be made available to you.

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

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


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

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

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 Hwy. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call


(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m. daily.
Wednesday is Ladies Auxiliary din-
ner from 5:30-7 p.m., and the cost
is $5. Every Thursday, the post has
bar bingo at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will
be available. Every Friday a steak
dinner with baked potato, salad
and rolls are served from 5:30-7
p.m. with a $9 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table. Post meetings are held
on the second and fourth Saturday
of the month, beginning at 10 a.m.
Commander Albert Crank is avail-
able at 467-2882.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Monday
through Wednesday 10 a.m.-8
p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-lI
p.m., or later; and Sunday, 1-8 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4-6 p.m., Mon-
day through Thursday. Dinner is
served at 5 p.m. Tuesday evenings.
Bar bingo starts at 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday. Lunch will be avail-
able. Singles darts every Wednes-
day, 7 p.m. Cafeteria is open from
5-8 p.m., Thursday nights. Friday
at 7 p.m. there will be live music
and dancing. On Saturday, hotdogs
with kraut are served at noon. Sat-
urday dart doubles at-7 p.m.


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Continued From Page 1
former coordinator for the Main
Street Program statewide, will
address the city council regard-
ing the feasibility of a Main Street
Program in Moore Haven. Ms.
Corbett, now a private consult-
ant with degrees in historic
preservation and architecture,


specializes in historic projects.
"She has an impressive
resume," said Ms. Whirls.
The Main Street Initiative is
only one of the projects the Eco-
nomic Development Council is
currently working on.
"We welcome new mem-
bers," said Ms. Whirls. The
Glades County Economic Devel-
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at (863) 946-0300.


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Continued From Page 1 Seven employees who 90 professionals and many others uals. Although.RCMA serves more
their national child development received their associate degrees like them working with our chil- than 6,000 children in 20 Florida
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unteer goes to the school and
helps the teacher with the class in
general. On the other hand, a
mentor is someone who is
assigned to a specific child. The
requirement here is that the men-
tor must come in every week for a
minimum of one hour weekly.
Larry Russell said, "I realize
this doesn't sound like enough
time to be of essential help, yet
over the course of a year, strong
positive relationships are formed
which result in significant behav-
ioral changes as well as academic
performance."
Occupying the position of prin-
cipal at West Glades Elementary
is Larry Russell Luckey, II, who, in
every way, is big enough to han-
dle this difficult job.
About these programs, Larry
Russell, as he is most often called,
says, "Our volunteers and our
mentors have given thousands of
dollars in supplies and commodi-
ties, as well as actual time, in
interviewing candidates for men-
toring positions." Thoughtfully, he
adds, "As just one example, a
fourth grader has had his whole
life turned around because of his
mentor."
The Glades County mentoring
program began in Moore Haven
and carried over to West Glades.
Debbie Pressley saw the need for
this program, which was initiated
about 10 years ago. In Moore
Haven, Kristie Hingson, a teacher,
is the coordinator. This is a very
successful program.
"In fact," Larry Russell says,
"one of their mentors won the


Governor's Point of Light Award
last year. Some volunteers
become mentors because when
they get in class, they begin to feel
that something extra is needed -
a mentor.
"Some mentors are people we
don't even know. Some are north-
ern winter residents, but they are
very faithful. They may be. like
some of our most loved birds -
they come and go, but you can
depend upon them to return. One
that I'm thinking of now is so con-
cerned about going back that she
helped with the transition with
the new mentor so the little boy
'would not be without and would
be happy and at ease with his
new mentor. This was begun
prior to the actual leaving time to
prepare this youngster for the
transition.
'"Another example: Back in
August, 14 volunteers, including
teachers and some students, trav-
eled to Wachula for the express
purpose of feeding 400 people
hot meals. It was their first hot
meal in eight days. We started
serving at 11 o'clock. By 3 o'clock,
numbers of people were coming
back simply because it had been
so long since they had any hot
food. This was a group of low-
income housing project people in
a hurricane-devastated area that
was literally locked in. Only on
that day was a path cut to allow us
to reach them whole families
that somehow how fallen 'in the
crack' of receiving vital aid they
needed.
"In this group were middle
school-age students, interns,
teachers, staff, aids, even families
who volunteered time and
money. And a significant dona-
tion came from an anonymous


source: The gift of a cow and a
hog. Winn Dixie donated over a
thousand bottles of water. We
gave the families all the water
they could take home.
"Our students, kindergarten
through sixth grade, went out and
collected commodities including
baby foods, diapers, personal
hygiene items, canned and boxed
foods plus they also collected dog
and cat food. I feel these students
will never forget this experience
and I was deeply impressed with
how they transferred their good
fortune into serving and giving to
others.
"And yet another example:
West Glades was a hurricane
shelter four times during its first
summer of existence. At that time
it was not an approved Red Cross
shelter, thus no help was forth-
coming from that organization.
However, it is approved now. The
shelter was run by Alice Gardner,
sixth-grade teacher who lives in
Muse. Alice did this strictly as a
volunteer and she did a magnifi-
cent job around the clock. Other
teachers helped in shifts. The last
two shelter openings had
deputies who helped, but the first
two were without deputy assis-
tance.
"I am so proud of our first
grade here," Luckey explained.
"They sponsored and adopted a
class at Wachula, sending sup-
plies and money and they also
participated in Project Heifer, col-
lecting money for underprivileged
citizens of third world countries."
Larry Russell Luckey, II, is in
his true element in a school envi-
ronment. He continued to explain
.by saying, "We have helped local
citizens with clothing, and we
were open one Saturday helping


distribute commodities from the
Harry Chapin Food Bank, a partic-
ipant of the United Way Agency.
The reason we took on this proj-
ect was because Big Brothers Big
Sisters wanted a distant rural
community to give commodities
to. However, when our 'caravan'
of help arrived at the 'distant rural
community' there was no one
there to receive anything simply
because they were worn out from
the recent hurricane and storms
that devastated their community."
Larry Russell Luckey, II, attend-
ed Glades County and Hendry
County Schools, graduating from
LaBelle High School in 1985. He
attended Flagler College in St.
Augustine where he majored in
English and Communications. His
masters degree in Educational
Leadership was earned at Nova
Southeastern University.
Although without formal vocal
training, Larry Russell is an excep-
tional singer as countless people
in both Glades and Hendry Coun-
ties will attest to. He is first on the
list to be asked to sing for all sorts
of occasions, both private and
public.
His out-of-school interests
include gardening, reading, and
of course, his family and camp-
ing.
Larry Russell is married to the
former Stella Totty of St. Augus-
tine. Stella is the librarian at West
Glades Elementary. Their three
children are Olivia, Paul and Eli-
-jah. They are members of the
Community Harvest Church in
LaBelle, and live on Marshall Field
Road in Glades County.
Larry's ambition is simply to
keep on keeping on with the chil-
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Moving -- even the word can
give you the shivers. Inarguably, it
is one of the most stressful events
of one's life. Bring kids into the
equation, and it becomes even
more stressful. Kids don't want to
leave behind their favorite teacher
or their best friends. )ust like you,
the parent, they will need to start
over, finding new friends and
learning to adjust to a new neigh-
borhood.
Moving is never easy, but you
can make moving easier on kids by
following some tips like these.
BE HONEST
Be upfront with your kids about
your plans to move. You don't
want them to find out by seeing a
for-sale sign in front of the home
or by overhearing one of their
teachers talking about it. Tell your
children about the moe as soon-
as you decide on it. Explain to
them why you are moving, where
you are moving to and when
everything will be taking place.
Research your new community so
you can tell them about the
neighborhood, school, parks and
other things you know they will
enoy. It will help keep you
informed and make it that much
easier to answer. any questions
your kids may have.
Let your kids express their feel-
ings, wther they be anger, sad-
ness, worry or excitement about
the move. be sure to reassure them
that you will be there to address
any oftheirteoncerns.
INVOLVE YOUR KIDS
Keep your kids involved in the
moving process of both homes. In
your old home, let them help pack
up their own belongings. That
ratty teddy bear you can't wait to
throw out may beyour child's best
friend during a t understorm in
your new home. Having your kids
fill out a change of address card or
return those old library books are
two more examples of how you
can get them involved.
Let them pick out furniture for
their new room, or let them
choose the paint color for the
walls. That way, your new home
will have a piece ofthem in it.
INVESTIGATE
You can talk all you want about
your'new hometown, but the best
way to get your kids excited about
the new place is to take them
there. Explore the new neighbor-
hood. Play in the park. Eat at a
local restaurant. Visit their new
school. Ask the school for the
names of students in your child's
class who live near your new
home. That way, you can say hello
before you move in so your child
will already have a friend in the
neighborhood. While in town,
sign up for an extracurricularactiv-
ity sponsored by the school or
community center such as a sports
team, music lessons or art class.
Not.only will these activities keep
your child occupied, they will give
him a chance to meet new people
and have something to look for-
ward to in your new town.,


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A LIC, REAL ESTATE BROKER
ASSOCIATES: EDITH MILLER
AND TIM SPENCER
^ ^675-0500



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MAKE ITA CLEAN BREAK
while it is important to get your
child excited about your new
home, it's also important to say
goodbye to those he is leaving
behind. Get the phone numbers
and e-mail and home addresses of
the people you won't be seeing
anymore. That way, your kids will
know they can still keep in touch.
Throw your child an*d his friends
a goodbye pizza party or a make-
your-own-sundae party. Say
goodbye to your home as a family
too. Set up a time for your whole
family to say goodbye to neigh-
bors, family, and friends. Hit your
favorite restaurant or park one last
time. By giving kids closure, they'll
be more excited about the new
memories that await them.
Moving will never be easy for
children or parents. But, by fol-
lowing a few simple tips, you, as a
parent, can help make the transi-
tion go as smoothly as possible for
the whole family.

Place your


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Clewiston 2.50 Acre Lot Alva 1.00 Riverfront Lot LaBelle 2.08 Acre Lot
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C.3000 $4Q95, 0005$1 90,000


Sherri Denning

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- Jesse Wallace
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Food care; what's eating at you?

The Challenges of care-giving and encouraging nutrition


Tips to help a frail older indi-
vidual to eat well can include
planning meals and snacks to
include the person's favorite
foods. Don't be afraid to use a
variety of foods from each of the
four food groups. Prepare foods
that provide a variety of textures,
color, aromas and temperatures.
Provide a pleasant setting, with
flowers, placemats, matching
dishes, and good lighting.
These tips may work well if the
care receiver lives in the family
household. However, many times
the care receiver lives alone. His
or her appetite may reflect loneli-
ness. If this is the case, frequent
visits, an outing to a favorite
restaurant or having a guest for


dinner may provide a pick-me-up
to encourage them to eat or take
an interest in new foods. When
meals are eaten in the company
of others, people not only benefit
from the nutritious foods, but
may also enjoy the chance to
socialize.
Keep in mind that a loss of
appetite is not a reflection of bad
cooking. Illness, disability and
depression can affect an older
person's desire and ability to eat
properly. The following sugges-
tions deal with common prob-
lems that interfere with good
nutrition.
When the care receiver says
the food tastes strange, it might
help to: Check teeth for tooth


decay or gum infection.
Avoid alcohol, marinate meat,
poultry and fish in sweet fruit
juices, Italian dressing, or sweet
or sour sauces.
Drink plenty of fluids or suck
on candies to get rid of bad tastes,
serve foods at room temperature
or cold.
Use stronger seasonings such
as basil, oregano, rosemary, tar-
ragon, lemon juice or mint when
cooking.
Try new foods.
This article is provided by
Senior Connections of Southwest
Florida and courtesy of Family
Caregiver Alliance. Senior Con-
nections, a United Way partner
agency, and lead agency for serv-


ices to elders under grants from
Area Agency on Aging for SW FL
and Dept. of Elder Affairs, offers
services to older adults 60 years of
age or older to help them remain
independent for as long as that is
their choice. They also provide
service to grandparents who are
the caregivers of minor children
and to relatives who are care-
givers of any age who care for an
adult 60 years of age or older. Sup-
port groups are also offered
monthly in Hendry and Glades
Counties. For additional informa-
tion on any of these services call
(863) 675-1446.


Petting zoo linked to E. colil illness


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH) is
working closely with state and
local partners to continue investi-
gating reported cases of E. coli
0157:H7 and/or Hemolytic Ure-
mic Syndrome (HUS) in Central
Florida. On April 8, DOH Secre-
tary John 0. Agwunobi, M.D.,
M.B.A., M.P.H., joined Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles Bronson to announce a
definitive link between the out-
break strain of 0157:H7 and ani-
mals that were part of a petting
zoo exhibit at each of three Cen-
tral Florida fairs.
"Working with our partners,
our epidemiological investigation
has shown that these petting zoo
animals were the source of infec-
tion for this outbreak," said
Agwunobi.
Commissioner Bronson
announced critical steps in stop-
ping the spread of E. coli 0157:H7
from these animals to other ani-
mals or humans.
The 37 Ag Venture animals
that have been found to include
six positive animals with a match
strain of 0,157.H7 will remain
under State quarantine. These
animals will be prohibited from
exhibition for public contact and
will not be moved from the prem-
ises without a permit from the
Department of Agriculture. These
animals will not be permitted to
be slaughtered for human con-
sumption because of concerns
for possible meat contamination.
Any animals added to this herd
will be under the same quaran-
tine requirements.


Cleaning and disinfection of
fair site areas that were used to
hold affected animals will be con-
ducted following completion of
laboratory testing of environmen-
tal sampling. These sites are now
being closed to public access and
will remain so until cleaning and
disinfection has been completed.
Exhibits which allow for direct
contact of farm animals to the
public (such as petting zoos) will
be visited by division personnel
and reviewed or inspected for
compliance with specific guide-
lines for protecting the public
from animal borne disease
agents. Emphasis will be placed
on sanitary practices such as
hand washing and minimizing
contamination of hands and
clothing. Original guidelines will
focus on the CDC Compendium
recently published but will
include added measures for
enhancing public protection.
Numbers listed below are
updated as of 4 p.m. Wednesday,
April 6,2005.
CONFIRMED CASES
The following number of cases
(23 children and 3 adults) have
been confirmed as of April 7:
Charlotte: I case
Collier: I case
Orange: 13 cases
Pasco: 2 cases
Seminole: 3 cases
Volusia: 6 cases
SUSPECT CASES
The following number of cases
are considered suspect cases as of
April 7.
27 cases (Children)
15 cases (Adults)
Brevard: 1 case


Charlotte: 6 cases
DeSoto: 1 case
Hardee: 3 cases
Highlands: 1 case
Hillsborough: 3 cases
Lake: I case
Manatee: 3 cases
Marion: 2 cases
Orange: 2 cases
Pinellas: 4 cases
Polk: 4 cases
Sarasota: 1 case
Seminole: 2 cases
Taylor: 7 cases
Volusia: I case
Screening criteria are critical to
determining if a case needs -fur-
ther investigation. Our screening
criteria fall into the following two
categories:
Suspected case: Individuals
with diarrhea with variable severi-
ty (from mild to severe and
bloody) who have recently'
attended Florida fairs or festivals.
Confirmed case: An individ-
ual with diarrhea with variable
severity (from mild to severe and
bloody) that has tested positive
for E. coli 0157:H7 and/or a diag-
nosis of HUS, and has recently
attended Florida fairs or festivals.
If you suspect infection
If you or your children attend-
ed a recent event with animal
exhibits, and has diarrhea with
variable severity (from mild to
severe and bloody), please con-
tact your health care provider.
To avoid'infection and illness,
DOH recommends the following
safety tips:
Wash hands often, and
immediately after contact with
domestic or farm animals.
Do not eat undercooked


Happenings at Senior Connections


. meat.
If you suspect your child may
have symptoms of infection, con-
tact your health care provider.
For more information and
facts on HUS, visit the DOH Web
site at www.doh.state.fl.us or
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention at www.cdc.gov. For
veterinary or animal-related
inquiries, contact the Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices at www.doacs.state.fl.us.


Swinging to victory
The winner of the Clewiston Garden Club swing set was
Bill Carter. The Clewiston Garden Club would like to
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Upcoming Faith in
Action in Clewiston
The first volunteer program ori-
entation session for Faith in Action
in Clewiston will take place Thurs-
day, April 28, at 2 p.m. at the Senior
Center next to John Boy Auditori-
um, 1200 South W.C. Owen Ave.
The purpose of Faith in Action is to
match volunteers with those who
are chronically ill, to help them
with different activities of daily liv-
ing. Faith in Action volunteers,
"care partners," can provide avari-
ety of helpful services, including
making friendly phone calls, shop-
ping for groceries or just being a
compassionate listener. Please
join us in this nationwide volun-
teer program. Call (863) 983-7088
or (863) 675-1446 for more infor-
mation.

"We've Got You Covered"
Blanket Drive
Faith in Action in Clewiston is
collecting (new still in package)
soft twin-sized blankets to supply
the cots for the Persons with Spe-
cial Needs Shelter at John Boy
Auditorium in Clewiston. Dona-
tions can be taken to the Senior
Center next to John Boy Auditori-
um, 1200 South W.C. Owen Ave.
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Help
our frail and special needs resi-
dents ride out the storm under a
warm and fuzzy blanket.
Post disaster help
for older adults
Disaster funds are still available
to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades Counties who
continue to need assistance with
such issues as roof repair, debris
removal, insurance deductibles,
appliance repair or replacement,
chore work, etc. Elders in need of
help due to the hurricanes of last
summer can speak with a specially
trained outreach worker in Clewis-
ton on Mondays and Tuesdays,
983-7088) and LaBelle Wednesday
through Friday, 675-1446.

Free services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders)
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of
charge at Nobles Center and in


Moore Haven at Senior Connec-
tions offices. Social Security repre-
sentative will be at the Nobles
Senior Center in LaBelle on Tues.,
May 3, from 9 a.m.-noon, to
answer your questions. Legal help
from Florida Rural Legal Services
will be available May 11 in LaBelle
from 9:30-noon. (Must call 675-
1446 in LaBelle to make appoint-
ment.) Look for the Memory Van
every day April 25-29 at our Senior
Connections center in Moore
Haven, call (863) 946-1821 for
more info.

Upcoming meetings
and events
Family Caregiver Support
Group's free meetings in April will


feature discussions with a Parkin-
son's disease specialist from Lee
Parkinson's Care in Ft. Myers. All
meetings take place from 4-5 p.m.
at local Senior Connections
offices. May meetings will feature a
discussion about legal issues,
courtesy of Florida Rural Legal Ser-
vices. Call 675-1446 in LaBelle,
983-7088 in Clewiston and 946-
1821 in Moore Haven for more info
about upcoming meetings.

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programs could


be in jeopardy


WASHINGTON D.C. -7
Representative Katherine Har-
ris, (FI-13) along with other
members of the Victims'
Rights Caucus; banded togeth-
er to ask fellow members of
Congress to review the Presi-
dent's budget and ensure we
keep Congress' pledge to pro-
tect crime victims and their
families by not damaging the
funding mechanism for the
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
- the Crime Victims Fund.
Over 4,400 agencies rely
upon VOCA's victim assis-
tance funds to furnish direct
services to more than 3.6-mil-
lion crime victims in the Unit-
ed States each year. Each
year, 165,000 crime victims
receive almost $434 million
(State and VOCA funds) in
crime victim's compensation
benefits.
VOCA is currently the only
Federal program which sup-
ports services to victims of all
types of crimes including;
rape, homicide, to the more
exploitative crimes such as;
the financial exploitation of
the elderly, robbery and iden-
tity theft.
Without VOCA funding,
communities and organiza-
tions will no longer be able to
provide rape crisis centers,
domestic violence shelters,
and victim compensation for
court costs, funeral services,


and medical expenses.
President Bush's fiscal year
2006 .Budget will take more
than $1.26 billion for these
services and renege on the
promise of Congress to fund
these and other victim servic-
es and compensations.
VOCA was started by Presi-
dent Ronald Reagan to pay for
victim services and victim
compensation. It operates on
money that is collected from
criminal offenders, not from
taxpayers', which is then put
into the Crime Victims Fund.
In 2000, Congress capped the
amount of money VOCA can
use each year because of wide
fluctuations of deposits being
put into the fund.
Every year, the money that
is above the cap in the fund is
put into a "reserve". This
reserve is invaluable to VOCA
because its helps stabilize
VOCA in years when deposits
may fall below the annual
cap. The account remains
consistent'even though collec-
tions may fluctuate year to
year. Without the Crime Vic-
tims -Fund to fall back on,
VOCA funding will be unsta-
ble.
Both the underlying
authorizing statute and Con-
gressional appropriators have
consistently pledged that all
amounts in the Crime Victims
Fund be kept there for victims.


2005 Hurricane Season recommendations


For all Floridians, especially
those who are still addressing
damage and repair issues from the
2005 hurricane season, here are
some tips for surviving Hurricane
Season 2005:
All Floridians full time resi-
dents and seasonal residents -
need to take action now to prepare
for our six-month-long Hurricane
Season.
Review your homeowner's
insurance policy. Now is the time
to check your policy to make sure
it will cover your needs in the event
of a natural disaster. Some items to
check for include:
Replacement costs versus Actu-
al Cash Value (ACV). If your prop-
erty is damaged and needs to be
replaced, ACV will only provide the
depreciated value of the item.
Make sure your policy has
Replacement Cost coverage.
Current value: Make sure your
policy reflects the current assessed
value of your structure and your
home's contents. Don't be caught
under-insured in the event you sus-
tain storm damage.
Law and Ordinance Coverage:
All insurance policies are required
to offer this coverage, and you are
required to sign a waiver if you do
not want it. Law and Ordinance
coverage provides an additional 25
percent of the insured value of
your home to cover costs associat-
ed with upgraded building code
standards. This will prove invalu-
able if your home was "grandfa-
thered in" when local building
codes were increased. If your
home sustains more than 50-per-'
cent damage, you will be required
to build to the new codes. This can
be costly.
Know your Deductible in Dol-
lars: Most homeowner's policies
in Florida now list a percentage
deductible two percent or five
percent of the insured value of


your home. While this looks like a
small amount, in reality it may be
several thousand dollars that the
homeowner is responsible for pay-
ing out of pocket for damages. For
instance, a home insured for
$200,000 with a two-percent
deductible would be responsible
for the first $4,000 worth of dam-
ages.
Consider flood insurance if you
live in an area that is prone to flood
or storm surge (such as coastal
areas), you should consider invest-
ing in flood insurance.
Shop around. If you are not
happy with your homeowner's
policy or do not have coverage
now, use this time to purchase
coverage. Once a named storm
has been declared .for the state,
insurance companies will not
"bind coverage," or. write you a
policy. If you are in the market for a
home, keep this in mind asyou set
a date to close on your prop&ty.
Conduct a home inventory.
Take the time to thoroughly record
- on paper and with photos or
videos your home's condition
and contents. Keep this record in a
secure, dry place along with your
insurance policy. This will 'e a
valuable reference after a storm.
Invest in preventive measures.
Studies prove most hurricane
damage is caused when openings
like garage doors and windows
give way and allow further dam-
age to occur. Reinforce your prop-
erty with a storm-resistant garage
door, reinforced windows and
other approved windstorm-ready
items. Check with your insurance
carrier to find out if you are eligible
for a discount for installing certain
items.
Take advantage of mitigation
discounts. If you are currently
repairing your home due to dam-
age sustained in 2004, now is the
time to find out about the dis-


counts your insurance company
offers for specific wind-resistant
building materials and construc-
tion methods. Following Hurri-
cane Andrew, Florida passed a law
requiring all insurance companies
to offer discounts on construction
measures that are proven to
reduce windstorm damage. A
Web site listing the discounts
offered by each company for spe-
cific measures is available at
www.communitydevelopment.or
g/mitdb.
Start your own disaster savings
account. You should have enough
money saved to cover your
deductible in the event a storm
damages your home. Don't be
caught unprepared financially for
Hurricane Season.
Know the status of your
escrowedd" insurance policy. If the
cost ,of your insurance policy is
included in your monthly mort-
gage payment, your mortgage
company pays for the policy out of
your escrow account. However,
you are still responsible for ensur-
ing that the policy is paid for. Don't
ignore notices from your insur-
ance company that your policy is
delinquent. This is a red flag that
the insurance may not be paid for
and could lapse.
If this happens, the mortgage
company will purchase a "forced
placed" policy, which is usually
more expensive and features
much less coverage. Forced place
coverage usually lists the mortgage
company as the insured, not the
property owner. "Escrowed," your
mortgage payment includes it is
supposed to be by your mortgage
company, confirm that the policy
is in effect.
For general hurricane prepara-
tion, the Department of Financial
Services offers the following to
inform consumers:
'Are you Prepared?" envelope:


An oversized envelop that features
checklist of important documents
you should store in the envelope
and keep in a safe, dry place in the
event of a storm.
"Insuring your Home": A guide
for consumers to help them in
choosing appropriate homeown-
ers insurance
"Natural Disasters your,
guide to insurance and financial
preparation and recovery."
"Insurance Tips for Hurricane
Season": Includes steps to take to
ride out Hurricane Season suc-
cessfully.
"Homeowners Inventory
Checklist": Used to record your
home's contents and value, to be
used as a reference should a storm
damage your property. Should be
completed and kept with other

important documents in the "Are
you Prepared" envelope.
y Consumer Outreach presenta-
tions:
Staff in 10 regional offices locat-
ed strategically throughout the
state are available to present work-
shops or short presentations on
hurricane preparation topics. Top-
ics include:
Think you're Covered? What
you need to know about home-,
owners' insurance BEFORE hurri-
cane season.
Are you financially prepared for
hurricane season? Tips every
Floridian needs to know about the
price of living in paradise.
Hurricane Expos bring.
together state and local agencies,
as well as private vendors, to help
Floridians prepare for Hurricane'
Season dates vary from region to
region.
To contact the regional office in.
your area, or to get more informa-
tion to prepare for hurricane sea-
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Thursday. Anril 28.2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Kiwanis gives $500 to ACMA Reading Program


LABELLE The Reading is
Fundamental program at the Red-
lands Christian Migrant Associa-
tion's Hendry and Glades centers
has received a $500 gift from the
Hendry/Glades Kiwanis Club.
' The check was presented
recently to Ivette Cintron, RCM's
Hendry/Glades Area Family Sup-
port Specialist, by Kiwanis mem-
ber Mary Ruth Prouty.


"The donation will be used as
match dollars for our RIF program,
which provides us with the oppor-
tunity to hold three major book dis-
tributions per year. These book dis-
tributions are major events at each
of our six centers. Many of our
community partners participate in.
these events and assist us in facili-
tating the distribution to approxi-
mately 325 students attending


RCMA centers within Hendry and
Glades counties," explained Cin-
tron.
Statewide, RCMA provides
childcare and early education to
more than 6,000 children of
migrant farm-workers and the
rural poor.
"We're honored to have such a
generous donation, and it's certain-
ly for a good cause increasing


the reading skills of our young chil-
dren," Cintron said. "Literacy
opens the doors to opportunities
for children and adults alike."
Literacy is a fundamental pro-
gram not only at RCMA's six cen-
ters in Glades and Hendry Counties
but at all 70 centers statewide," she
added.
Founded 40 years ago in the
Miami-Dade County farming area


known as the Redlands, RCMA is a
non-profit, non-sectarian 6rganiza-
tion funded by local, state and fed-
eral grants, as well as the generosi-
ty of businesses, individuals and
organizations such as the
Hendry/Glades Kiwanis Club.
Essential to meet the needs of
the children is individual and cor-
porate generosity, said RCMA Exec-
utive Director Barbara Mainster.
"We must raise $500,000 annually


to draw down matching state and
federal funds for our subsidized
child care programs," she
explained. "For every dollar raised,
we can generate $16 in matching
funds, so even a modest donation
goes a long way."
For more details about RCMA
centers within Hendry and Glades
Counties, please contact Ivette Cin-
tron or Lynn Bowen at 675-4652.


Watering your Florida yard


During spring, homeowners
often ask us the "right" way to
water local lawns and landscapes.
The quest. for green grass and
beautiful landscapes has conse-
quences for our environment. And
with many different kinds of sprin-
kler equipment available, home-
owners seeking good choices may
find the following information
helpful.
The latest suggestions can be
found in the University of Florida
bulletin, Fertilization and Irrigation
Needs for Florida Lawns and Land-
scapes. This document offers ideas
on how to maintain an attractive
Florida Yard while reducing the
impacts to lakes and rivers.
Watering established land-
scapes
So far this spring, we have been
receiving plenty of rain and cooler
temperatures. That means that
watering has not been needed.
However, it is likely that our normal
period of warm temperatures and
droughts is about to begin. To sur-
vive watering restrictions, land-
scapes need to be "trained" to get
by on minimal irrigation. Florida
yards can handle some drought if
proper practices are used.
Here's the first recommended
practice: Don't water grass until
half of the lawn shows drought
stress. Some of the signs that water
is needed are: Leaf blades are fold-
ed in half lengthwise in an attempt
to conserve water. The grass looks
blue-gray in color. Footprints or tire
tracks are seen on lawns long after
being made..
When you see these drought
signs, set out the hose and sprin-
kler during evening hours and turn
it on in the early morning. If you
have an automatic irrigation sys-
tem, set it to turn on early the next
morning.Each area or zone should


be watered long enough to deliver
no more than half-inch of water.
The amount of time needed
may be different for each zone -
and the process of figuring out this
amount of time is called calibra-
tion. If you have never done this
before, please ask our office for
help. Remember, calibration
means setting both the duration
and frequency of watering.
Anther Florida friendly practice
is after that watering day, or after a
half-inch rainfall drops from the
sky, turn the system off, and do not
turn it on again until drought symp-
toms reoccur.
The number of days needed
between irrigation days depends
on the kind of grass, soil texture,
temperature, amount of shade,
and the time of year. In winter it
might be as long as every two
weeks, or in early summer it may
be as short as three days.
Existing landscape trees and
shrubs require little or no irrigation.
Special cases where supplemental
irrigation may be needed include:
Where roots are blocked by
compacted soil, foundations or
underground obstacles.
Where roots are confined to a
small area, such as in planters or
sidewalk cutouts.
Flowerbeds often contain
water-hungry plants. Place them
where their heavier water require-
ments will not create root rot prob-
lems for nearby trees or shrubs.
And consider using drip or micro-
irrigation systems that won't waste
water.
If you still insist on watering
your landscape every other day,
whether it needs it or not, here's
the take home lessons: Light, fre-
quent watering wastes water and
encourages shallow root systems.
Excessive irrigation keeps the


roots underwater, drowning the
plant and promotes pest damage.
Excessive water use increases
water bills and may lead to higher
costs for pest management servic-
es. And excessive water can take
fertilizer and soil with it as it runs off
into ditches that lead to Lake Okee-
chobee.
The above practices are general
guidelines for established land-
scapes, and are not suitable for
new lawns or recently transplanted
trees, shrubs or ground covers. The
levels of water needed by new
plantings are much higher than the
amounts needed by established
plants.
For example, Dr. Gilman's
research has shown that the best
way to get a Live Oak tree estab-
lished in the landscape is to provide
adequate water after planting.
Newly planted trees will need two
to three gallons of water per inch
trunk diameter. For example, four
to six gallons will be needed for a
two-inch caliper tree. Frequency
will depend on temperature and
the tree diameter. That two-inch
tree will need to be watered twice a
week, weekly for two months.
On the other hand, after land-
scape plants are properly estab-
lished, remember to turn down the
frequency and duration of irriga-
tion. I have seen many new land-
scapes that have become pest-
infested nightmares because no
one ever turned back the irrigation
clock after they were planted.
To learn more about the appro-
priate levels of water needed for
new plantings, please consult the
bulletin, Fertilization and Irrigation
Needs for Florida Lawns and Land-
scapes. It is available at our office
or on-line at
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/EPl 10.


Crop management database
GAINESVILLE' Following "Now, CDMS is so pleased with agent in Milton. "Once you learn
successful tests at the University UF/IFAS leadership on the project the terminology, the database is
of Florida, a California-based that the company is making very user-friendly. The only limita-
company is making its crop man- ChemSearch available to all land- tion is in the area of ornamentals
agement database on pesticides grant universities and government and turfgrass."
available to research and exten- institutions in the United States," Laura Miller, a Hillsborough
sion faculty at land-grant universi- Sonke said. "They are offering the County horticulture agent in
ties across the nation. database service to these agencies Seffner, also said that the data-
"When our research and at a substantial discount." base is easy to use. "You can get
extension faculty said they need- The database allows users to all the label information, worker
ed accurate, up-to-date informa- search by crop or site, pest (up to protection standards and other
tion on pesticides from 104 man- four at a time), state or county, information in a few clicks."
ufacturers, we began a unique manufacturer, product name, Pam Mattis, Duval County hot-
business arrangement with Crop type of product (insecticide, her- ticulture agent in Jacksonville, said
Data Management Systems Inc. bicide, etc.), application time or the database allows her to make
in Marysville, Calif.," said Daniel label type. As a result of searches, informed recommendations
Sonke, an assistant coordinator use rates, pests controlled, re- based on client needs. "I have
for the integrated pest manage- entry options, crop rotations and tried several programs over the
ment (IPM) program at UF's Insti- safety information as well as years, but this is the most friendly
tute of Food and Agricultural Sci- other facts are displayed or print- program to date, and it contains a
ences in Gainesville. ed in a one- or two-page format. broad spectrum of information."
"We selected CDMS because In addition to the label summary Gene McAvoy, Hendry County
the company has developed an for each product, full-text ver- vegetable and horticulture agent
excellent, searchable online data- sions of all product labels are in LaBelle, said he uses the system
base for agricultural and specialty available. several times a week to answer
chemicals," Sonke said. "Their "After searching other com- client requests for information.
ChemSearch database, which is mercial databases, it was very client requd Holmes, southernfo regional
updated daily, provides instant clear that ChemSearch was the Ted Holmes southernregional
information on more than 1,600 easiest service to use," Sonke sales manager for CDMS in
products, along with label instruc- said. "You can learn how to use it Bradenton, said the database
tions, worker protection standards in a few minutes, and it contains allowusers to compare label
and other information about these most of the chemicals our agents summaries between two prod-
products information that's recommend." ucts, providing side-by-sidecom-
essential when our faculty make Sonke said the database is cur- prison of things such as applica-
recommendations to growers and rently limited to pesticides for tion rates, federal restrictions and
residents about using these prod- agriculture, turf and ornamentals. environmental considerations.
ucts on agricultural crops, turf- It does not contain household Holmes said CDMS is working
grass and ornamentals." and structural products, and its with universities to identify gaps
He said UF initiated a home landscape section is limit- in the database. "Working togeth-
statewide trial of the CDMS ed to the largest manufacturers, er provides a mutual benefit -
ChemSearch database in 2003, rather than off-patent products CDMS wins by gaining new
and the program was expanded and local brands. However, accounts and expanding the data-
in 2004 to 12 other states partici- extension agents can still use the base, and clients win by having
pating in the Southern Region database to obtain information the information that they want."
IPM Center in Raleigh, North Car- about active ingredients in house- For more information about
olina. IPM is the combined use of hold products. ChemSearch, visit the CDMS
cultural, biological and chemical UF/IFAS extension agents say Web site: http://www.cdms.net/,
methods for effective, economic the database is useful. "The label or contact Daniel Sonke at (352)
.pest control with little effect on summaries are one of the best 392-1901, Ext. 205,
non-target organisms and the features," said Dan Mullins, a dsonke@ufl.or Ted Holmes at
environment. Santa Rosa County horticulture (941) 746-6087 ted@cdms.net.
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for our shop. Excellent benefit package, pay
commensurate with experience. Drug free
workplace. Apply in person at 1510 Hwy 29
N., Flelda, Florida. Contact Jim lMcVay at
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/FH/F/M


Se buscan soldadores para nuestro taller.
Se ofrece un paquete que include un
plan medico, seguro de vida, vacaciones,
plan de retire, y ot-os bencficios. Sucldo
sequn la experiencia. F.mpleo libre de
drogas. Dirijase a 1510 Carrctera 29
Norte, Felda, Florida. -labte con el
Senor Jim McVay a su telefono (863)
673-0363. Practicamos una political de
igualdad de oportunidades.


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PALM BEACH COUNTY EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITIES

MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III
(Roads, Pahokee)
$13.18/hr, Valid Florida Class B CDL, Air Brakes
and Tanker Endorsements, prior to appointment.
Applicants will be tested on required equipment.
Operates heavy motor-driven, earth-moving
equipment. May-be temporarily assigned duties
to another district/section during slack periods.
Requires 2 yrs. exp. operating heavy-duty earth-
moving equipment that MUST include motor
grader (must specify on application).

MAINTENANCE WORKER II
(Glades District Park, Pahokee)
$11.04/hr. FL Class B CDL PERMIT, Air Brakes,
prior to appointment. Reports to Glades District
maintenance office and is responsible for posi-
tive customer service. Performs general park
landscape/athletic field maintenance, custodial
duties, refuse collections or other duties related
to the maintenance of parks and their amenities.
Requires 1 yr. exp. in laboring work providing a
familiarity with any (or a combination) of the fol-
lowing: Landscape/natural area/athletic field
maintenance, refuse collection, custodial work.

SR. CLERK TYPIST
(Head Start, Belle Glade)
$10.72/hr. Must pass a 40 wpm typing test and a
written clerical exam. Requires HS/eq. and 1 yr.
general office exp. Prefer 6 months of exp. with:
Computers (i.e., WP 6.1(+)/MS Word; file
maintenance/organization/retention; taking and
transcribing minutes; customer service in per-
son/over telephone giving and receiving infor-
mation; typing correspondence, etc., from rough
drafts and notes.

Visit www.pbcgov.com for detailed position
descriptions and employment applications.
Submit appl./resume & any Vet. Pref. doc. for
receipt by 5pm 5/6/05 to
Palm Beach County Human Resources,
50 S. Military Trail #210,
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
FAX: (561)616-6893.
EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)


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
(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 @863-946-0707 x208 or Patti @
863-674-4041x 135 for more details



SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT
Hendry LaBelle Recreation Board is accepting
applications for employment for a six week Summer Youth
Program. Positions available are for: Program Director,
Assistant Program Director & Group Leaders
Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 13, 2005.
Applications, job descriptions and requirements are
available at the Personnel Department, 2 nd Floor,
Administration Building, Courthouse, LaBelle.


Veterans preference as outlined in the Florida Statutes.
Hendry County is an equal opportunity employer.
Drug Free Workplace.


READING A NEWSPAPER,,,


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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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 account-
ing arid automotive experience helpful)
*Full Time Experienced Title Clerk

Excellent pay plan advancement
available, great benefits.
Many opportunities.

Apply in Person

525 N.W Avenue L# Belle Glade, FL 33430
Call 561-992-4000

Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
ss. ;


CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
in Clewiston opening with Commissioners.
Must have strong clerical background
and supervisory experience.
Building Inspector in LaBelle and Clewiston.
Must have inspector's license or
construction background.
Positions open until filled.

Vet Pref EEO Drug Free. Applicants with disabilities
needing assistance call HR Department.



Fuel service truck driver needed at Duda, Inc., to
service farm equipment. Excellent benefit pack-
age, pay commensurate with experience. Drug
Free workplace. Apply in person at 1510 Hwy 29
North in Felda, Florida. Contact Jim McVay
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/FM


Duda necesita un camionero de combustible
para proporcionarle servicio a equipos y
vehiculos de rancho. Se ofrece un paquete
que incluye un plan medico, seguro de vida,
vacaciones, plan de retiro, y otros beneficios.
Sueldo segun la experiencia. Empleo libre de
drogas. Dirijase a 1510 Carretera 29 Norte,
Felda, Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim
McWay a su telefono (863) 673-0363.
Practicamos una political de igualdad de
oportunidades.


Empidyen
Par Tie 01


Em lornnt .


Clewiston News
Glades County Democrat
The Sun





We are seeking a full time,
Ad Manager for Outside Sales in
an exciting and enjoyable career in
advertising. The right candidate
should:

*Be a self-managed individual
*Have an out going personality
*Be able to Multi-Task
*Have strong computer skills
Reliable transportation

Our Company offers:
Potential for advancement
SA unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
*Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
*401(K) Retirement Plan
*Generous time off program
Clewistn News, Gades County Democratand The S&un
A An Equal OpportaftyEmplyer


A COOL TRAVEL Job. Now
hiring (18-24 positions).
Guys/Gals to work and travel
entire USA. Paid training,
transportation, lodging fur-
nished. Call today, Start to-
day. (877)646-5050
ACCOUNTING
MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
CLERK
Must have customer
service skills
Call Allen at EVERGLADES
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
(863)983-5141

AGENTS WANTED: Necessity
Horse Supplement seeking
horse people to set
up dealers & sell product. Ex-
clusivities available. Work in
an
industry you love! Contact
Sarah @ (877)788-4448,
equineinfo@ihvets.com.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified,


Agents/Sales Managers
$600.00-$1250.00 wk. Na-
tional Membership Associa-
tion seeking statewide
agents & managers, imme-
diate income positions, sell-
ing to small businesses. We
offer: Weekly Pay! Monthly
Residuals! Bonuses! Local
training & support! No expe-
rience, will train! Licensed
insurance agents a plus. En-
dorsed Leads! Call for local
interview. Start today, re-
ceive first check next week.
Paul Newberry
(877)477-5796 pnewber-
ry@farsmarketing.com.
CITRUS HARVESTING
CREWS/CONTRACTORS
NEEDED: Good picking rate.
Interested call
239-369-9617.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


DON
Excellent career advancement
opportunity! Previous super-
visory experience req., Exp.
Charge Nurses/Unit Manag-
ers/ADONS encourage to ap-
ply. NEW HIGHER SALARY
RATES!,
LPN's
EMT's
RN 7p-7a
1 Hendry Correctional
Institution, Wainwright Dr.,
Immokalee
Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
is a privately owned national
provider of contracted medi-
cal services for correctional
facilities. We offer competi-
tive salaries and benefits,
and a truly rewarding envi-
ronment that promotes the
essence of caring. Please
apply to : bpurcell@wex-,
fordhealth. com
Fax: 888-937-4471
Phone: 800-903-3616
EOE

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Shop here first!
The classified ads


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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
SBe able to handle different duties
*Have clerical skills
*Reliable transportation
Knowledge in computer programs:
SMicrosoft 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.
*401(K) Retirement Plan
*Generous time off program
Clewiston News, Glades County'Democrat and The Sun
Are An Equal Opportunity Employer

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LABOR 4 FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
$ All Types of Work Available
| 202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
S(Across from Clewiston Inn)
S(863) 902-9494


Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Paid Weekly. Equal
Opportunity Employer.
(888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICA-
TIONS PT/FT No Exp Neces-
sary $50 Cash Hiring Bonus
(888)287-6011 ext 107
www.USMailingGroup.com.
PAYROLL/HUMAN
RESOURCES CLERK
NEEDED
Full time position. Must be re-
liable, self motivated, orga-
nized and must have good
people skills. Computer ex-
perience required. Apply at:
PALM TERRACE
OF CLEWISTON
863-983-5123


POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Part Time & Per Diem
Computer Skills a+
Apply within @ Everglades
Federal Credit Union
Mall Resume to:
1099 W. Ventura Ave
Clewiston, Fl 33440
Email Resume to:
morales2@earthlink.net

Sales $5,500 Weekly Goal
Potential! If someone did it,
so can you! 2-3 confirmed
appointments daily! Benefits
Available... Call Catherine
McFarland (888)563-3188.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome/ Miami
area- exp. req. 23 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifelds.


Vending Route Local-
Coke/Lays/Mars/Water. Fi-
nancing Available w/$7,500
Down. Great locations and
equipment.
(877)843-8726-(02037-SC
60).

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


Fantastic Business Opportu-
nity. Family Financial Cen-
ters Provides a unique
approach to the check cash-
ing and payday loan busi-
ness (877)236-5508.
www.familyfinancialcen-
ters.com.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (800)814-6323
B02000033, CALL US: We
will not be undersold!



$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repayl For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.

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

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

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


Flea Treatments .

Available
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W Ventura Ave Clewiston, FL 33440
S46 31- 9_So 9 4S5


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435







/P w (56 ,)99 25 24
7a (561)996.9066






DIVORCE & INCORP $99 Plus
paternity & other family law
forms. Fast, reliable & accu-
rate. Call (888)Speed-44 or
(888-77a-3344). Legal Ex-
pedia Inc, 8am-6pm week-
days.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (Bam-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.
DIVORCES $275+$350 *
COVERS children, etc. Only
one signature required! Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days 800-462-2000, ext.
600. (Bam-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977
NEED AN ATTORNEY AR-
'RESTED? Criminal Defense
*State *Federal *Felonies
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Li-
cense Suspension *Parole
*Probation *Domestic Vio-
lence *Drugs "Protect Your
Rights" A-A-A Attorney Re-
ferral Service
(800)733-5342 24 HOURS
7 DAYS A WEEK.
NEED AN ATTORNEY
ARRESTED?
Criminal Defense,
*State, *Federal, *Felonies,
*Misdemeanors, *DUI,
*License Suspension,
*Parol, *Probation,
*Domestic Violence,
*Drugs "Protect Your Rights"

800-733-5342
24HOURS 7 DAYS.WEEK.


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

Merchandise

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 53t 0
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials5-0
Business Equipment 5-15
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 Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/..Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 6130
Office Supplies '
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys Games 730
CRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND.(2)- 20K BTU Re-
verse Cycle, and 5500 BTU,
both window units, $375.
(863)674-0467.


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


CHEST FREEZER Good condi-
tion. $50. (863)763-7358
CHEST FREEZER- Small floor
model. $50. (863)946-1481


DRYER- Kenmore, Great
shape. Only $75. Guaran-
teed & free delivery.
863-675-8937.
MICRO RANGE COMBO Frigi-
dair, Full size, Excellent con-
dition. $350.
(863)763-3693.
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER,
Upright, $100.
(863)635-1794
Sunrise Appliances
New, Used, Scratch & Dent
Full Factory Warranty
Lowest Prices Guaranteed
401 US Hwy. 27,
Moore Haven, FL
(863) 946-2666

WASHER & DRYER, Both
work. $200 for both, will
sep. (561)629-3781
WASHER, DRYER & 2
STOVES, All for $200 will'
sep. (863)675-0810



TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $650.
(863)467-1788
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.



BOOKS, Assortment from Ro-
mance to Encyclopedia.
10-20 boxes. $100.
(863)635-3439
Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard
Call (813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dianetics, 3102 N.
Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.




Steel Arch Buildings! Genuine
SteelMaster(trademark)
Buildings, factory direct at
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect Gar-
age/Workshop/Barn. Call
(800)341-7007. www.Steel-
MasterUSA.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50 x
100,x 12 = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
building.com.



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

METAL ROOFING- Used,
4500 sq ft. $1,250.
(863)467-5377.
VINYL SIDING D5- 1200 sq.
ft. $600. or best offer.
(863)610-2190.
VINYL SIDING D5- Gray, ap-
prox. 400 sq. ft. $300. or
best offer. (863)610-2190.



WINDOWS 3, Double paned,
3'x6' Single hung. $150.
Will separate.
(863)763-3693.



CRIB- Kindercare, w/mattress
& sheet set, beautiful, big,
white, used twice, $100
firm. (863)763-0981.


WALKER, Playpen, crib, small
rocking horse, bouncer, pic-
nic tbl, car seats, $185 will
sell sep. (863)801-6031



PFALTZGRAFF Brown Drip
Glaze Dishes. 107 pieces.
$100. (863)635-2983 Leave
Message.


WEDDING DRESS, sz. 4, Glo-
ria Vanderbilt, Satin/Pearls.
Long train. Gently worn lx
$150 863-983-2224 aft. 6p


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- 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 Complete, all
wood, King size, Lighted
Head board. $500.
(863)675-3699.
COFFEE TABLE, '2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COUCH, England, Large.
w/matching chair & otto-
man. Beige w/blue & mauve
floral. $350 863-357-1560
DINETTE TABLE, 4 chairs
New, Never used. $199.
(561)516-0666.
DRESSER, 4 drawer, brown,
$30.(863)635-1794
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE -
Recliner, Good cond. $800,.
Will separate.
(863)675-3804.
MATTRESS SET Queen, 1 Pil-
low Top. New, Never used.
$199. (561)516-0666.
SOFA, Sleeper w/2 glass top
end tables, good condition
$250. (863)357-1560



EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $1100.
(863)763-5316
GOLF CLUBS- Northwestern,
left handed, Premium set,
$300. (863)467-5756.


'GUN, AR-15. 223 Cal w/Clips
& Scope. New! $1200. Call
Cell# (863)610-0632
GUN, FEG 9mm mak. with 2
numbers matching maga-
zines, nice, small, $200
firm. (863)946-0296
RUGER MINI 14-, Early Pre
Ban very low serial #, Extra
mags, $599.
(863)763-5110.



STEPPER BIKE, & Multi Task
Upright weight bench, Must
see. $200. neg.
(863)467-2292.
WEIGHT SET: 150 Ibs of wts.
w/bench that inclines & de-
clines. Squat rack & Lat.
tower. $175 (863)357-2829


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Farm-Style Windmill
Built primarily from fir plywood, this decorative
farm-style windmill responds to even light breezes
with 12 smooth-spinning blades and a vane. Its
blade hub turns on a ball bearing attached to a shaft,
and the shaft, blades and vane pivot on a lazy-susan
bearing. The completed windmill stands nearly 7
feet tall at the tip of the uppermost blade and mea-
sures about 20 inches wide at the base.
Farm-Style Windmill plan (No. 695). $9.95
Windmills Package (No. C 147)
Three projects incl. 695 ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
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RESDENT'rIAL
3BR, 2BASOLDI$ 135,000
3BR, 1BASOLDI.A132,O00
5 New Hameas
Under Contract Call fUr Details
4BR, 3BA Reduced
$335,000
Back on t, 3BR,
IBA, gar, &nlBiB.O" porch,
cormpliete deled on
the inside 3 S 126.000
Under Construction
3BR, 2BA 1982 sq
ft. $205,OOt
4 Bedrq. Baths,
cooling It shin-
gles, a etic system,
weli & pump.
Moore Haven Yacin, C uj
Lot w/trees g $. f, i0
3BR, 2Ba, Ridli 1 ..- A,ni,


MONTURA ACREAGE
LOTS AVAILABLE 1.25 acres 385 S. Utopia
CALL FOR DETAILS Montura Ranch $34,500
CO MM RCIA 9.9acros .under
GieovR2 Citruscb-A.N.$94,900

Mobile Home Park 6 lots- 3
w/ mobile home, 3 lots only
$106,000
9 Commercial Lots on US
27 with Building $400.000
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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 ac-
count required.
(8Q0)507-4855 Blue Hippo
Funding Call now for free
bonus.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business, *Parale-
gal, *Computers. Job Place-
ment Assistance. Computer
& Financial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.tide-
watertechonline.com.
FLIP TOP PHONES (2) Nextel,
1-Dale Earnhart series
#1710 $115 will sep.
(863)674-9986


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT SYS-
TEM includes standard in-
stallation. 3 MONTHS FREE
50+ Premium Channels.
Access to over 225 chan-
nels! Limited time offer.
S&H. Restrictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.
LYCOMING 0-290 Aircraft
125HP Engine Serial
#1576-21. Starter & alter-
nator removed. No logs. Ex-
cellent use for Air Boat.
$3,250. Neg. 850-871-4077
The Lowest Prescription Pric-
es LESS THAN CANADA.
Global Medicines, Arizona
Physician owned.
(866)634-0720 www.glo-
balmedicines.net.
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PIANO Excellent condition.
$1000. (863)467-0331


KEYBOARD- Brand new, light
up keys, 100's of songs,
never used, $125 neg.
(863)357-6825.

CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, 7
wks,. CKC, 2-Males $350.
ea. (863)467-7424 or
863-610-1863.
DOG KENNEL- Chain linked.
6'x6'x10' Galvanized metal
roof. $120. (561)996-2126.
GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
Like new wall accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756
LAB PUPPIES, Pure Bred,
Shots & wormed. No pa-
pers. $325. Each.
(863)674-0156.


RABBIT OR BIRD CAGES-
several sizes, $60 will sell
separate. (863)635-4690.
Frostproof.
ROTTWEILER PUP-parents
import from Europe. $650.
(863)763-3910.
TOY CHIHUAHUA PUP male,
black, no papers, $350.
(863)763-3753.


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


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*SINGER SEW MAC- portable
Sw/ metal cover, 2 needles
w/slanting thread, all attach,
$50. neg. (863)467-7659




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



CB/HAM 1000 watt apm.
New. $385. (863)414-0787.
:MAGNAVOX TV with remote.
S$80. (863)467-8797
THEATER SYSTEM- Sony, w2
2ft speakers, 2 3-1/2 ft
spkrs, 5 CD component,
$300 neg. (863)357-6825.
TV/VCR C'ombo, 19" inch,
beautiful picture, VCR needs
adjusting, $30.
(863)467-6805


'JOINTER 7"- with stand, ask-
ing$150.(863)612-0033.
iTABLE SAW- 10", Craftsman,
0 good condition, $85.
(863)763-7584.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.



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
VACUUM CLEANER Oreck
Buster portable With all at-
tachments. $30.
(863)467-6548


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 615
SFarm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
s Horses -- 840
0 Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




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



*BUSH HOG MOWER- With
Stump Jumper. $175.
(863)674-0212.-
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 & 3 BR HOUSES
APARTMENTS FOR RENT.
No pets.
- Call (863)983-4436.


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



MEDICAL OFFICE
SPACE For Lease
Approximately 1200 sf
Close to Hospital
& next to
Social Security office
(561)262-6878


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 special
from $395. Weddings from
$199. Reunion lodge,
$595/night. (800)726-0989
www.gocabins.com.


House Sae 102


FOR SALE BY OWNER in Pio-
neer 2.5 Acres, House, Pool,
Fence & more. $259,900.
305-970-4111.
LaBelle, in town, nice area,
IBA with ceramic tile floor,
kit., dining room & bedroom,
hardwood oak floors, int.
walls tongue & groove knot-
ty pine, enl. carport, laun-
dry rm, lots of shade trees
w/oaks, sable palms & cit-
rus on 4 city blocks,
$185,900 by owner.
863-675-8038.


*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



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
COASTAL GEORGIA- Water
access marshfront home-
sites. Gated community,
tennis, golf, kayaking & ca-
noeing. Reconstruction dis-
counts, limited
time. From mid-70's.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
FORECLOSED GOV'T HOMES
$0 or Low down! Tax repos
and bankruptcies! No Credit
O.K. $0 to low down. For
listings (800)501-1777 ext.
1299.
GOLF VIEW BARGAIN! $198/
mo. Nicely wooded home-
site in upscale golf commu-
nity ciose ir tie Carolina
morunlin. tierween Ashville,
NC and Greenville, SC. A
sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility, Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 x863.
www.cherokeevalleysc.com
Price: $49,900, 10% down,
bal fin 12 mo @ 4.49%
fixed, one yr balloon, OAC.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
from tontional forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in East Tenn. Paved
roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer, Excel-
lent financing. Call now
(800)704-3145 ext 617,
unset Bay, LLC.
"MAKE THIS SUMMER THE
BEST" E Tennessee's Norris
Lake & Golf properties make
every year special. Starting
at only $24,900- Call Lake-
side Realty (423)626-5820
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
MIGHTY TENNESSEE River--
view "Bluff" Home. North
Alabama. $254,000. Lake
Guntersville 69,100 Acre
Lake "Waterfront" Home.
Place for Boathouse. North
Alabama. $325,000. Debbie
Mathis Realty.
(888)574-2525.
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.
Prime Texas Hill Country
25-30 ACRE RANCH PROP-
ERTIES. Huge oaks, views-
great horse property.
Amenities include guest
houses, pool, tennis court,
barn, riding arena, more. Ex-
cellent location near Austin
& San Antonio. From $219k.
Tremendous opp'ty, call now
(866)937-2624,x113.
SO. GA. COASTAL PROPERTY
3+ AC of Deepwater Ocean
Access from $345/ mo!
Ready to build in gated com-
munity w/ many amenities.
Near St. Simon's and Jack-
sonville: Call now!
877)426-2326, ext 895
Monthly payments of
$344.57 based on $79,900
w/10% down. Interest- onlv


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.
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS Hele-
na 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
(406)581-2125.



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


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MON-ARK 17 Ft. w/ 90 hp en-
gine. Includes trailer & cano-
py to cover boat. $1200 or
best offer. (863)675-6738
V/HULL Aluminum, 12', with
fish finder 18hp Johnson
motor. With live well. Trail-
er. $985. Neg.
(863)414-0787.


COLEMAN POP-UP 1996,
sleeps 6, A/C, porta potti, &
much more! $2300/neg.
(863)697-2411.
FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hybrid,
A/C, Bunk beds, sleeps 7,
Good Cond Asking $8500
(863)467-2773
Find It faster. Sell it sooner
In the classifleds


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


Mobile Homes



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




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




BUCKINGHAM, 3BR, 2BA,
split floor plan, 1639 sq. ft.,
fully furnished. $53,000.
239-229-211,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.



OF CLMEON

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

2)3/2 DW
Montur d

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Roof, o led,
Ke rive-
wa kennel,
shed,
t See
$73,000

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

14Tropical #250
2/1 New Carport,
AC & Appliances
$18,900

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

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


Recreation I



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035



BAYLINER, '99, 16ft., 75hp,
galvanized trailer, good con-
dition, $2500 neg.
(863)634-9771
BOATS (2) 1 12' fiberglass
w/trlr, 15 HP Evinrude, 1 15'
walkthru w/trlr, no motor,
$500 (863)674-1105.
EVINRUDE- 25HP, Electric
start like new cond. $1295.
(863)635-3465.


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
RIMS- 17" (4), with tires,
asking $900.
(239)324-2891.
TIRES, 4, Michellen, P225-60
R16. Tubeless. $25 for all 4.
(863)357-0371


CHEVY 350 auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good. 1400
or best offer.
863-697-6812.
DODGE PU, '84- straight 6 cyl,
4 on the floor, short bed
w/topper, $600
(868)467-6805.
FORD F150 1998, 4X4, Ext.
Cab. $8500. 863-675-3776
FORD F150 '91, 4x4, Runs
ood 70K original miles.
3000.863-634-0379.
FORD F250 XLT, '99, Diesel,
Super Cab, 147K, Runs Per-
fect. $11,500. or best offer.
(863)946-1917.
NISSAN 4X4, '91- 99K miles,
King Cab, runs great, $2500.
(863)675-3834.


READING

NEWSPAPER,,,


BID SOUCITON NOTION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
nFPARTMFNT nF TRANSPORTATION


CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws ol
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of Clewiston Drainage District, a drainage dis-
trict organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing lands with-
in Hendry County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing the requirements
of the District for maintenance, operation and administration during the year be-
ginning on the first day of October, 2005, and ending on the thirtieth day of Sep-
tember, 2006. Said Budget, among other things, shows the amount ol
Maintenance Assessment per acre necessary to be levied upon the lands within
said District for the year 2005.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District at Clewiston, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of Clewiston Drain-
age District will meettat 1:45 RM., Tuesday, May 10, 2006, at the office of the
Secretary of the District in Clewiston, Rorida, for the purposes of hearing objec-
tions and complaints with respect to the Budget and for the purpose of transact-
ing such other business as may properly come before said meeting.
BY ORDER OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY: /s/Dwight R. Graydon
General Manager/Sec. Treasurer
50847 CGS 4/28/05


MENU BUILDER TBAININi
(CONTRACT NO. E1E85) COUNTY POLK: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO 417974-1-52-01;
Improvements consist of adding turn lanes, widening, and drainage improvements
on SR 555 (US 17). (Approx 50 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER:
DAWNANN ROBERTS, dawnann robertsadot state fl us (863) 519-2227. BUD-
GET AMOUNT $134,931.00. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E1E86) COUNTY POLK: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
414911-1-72-01; Work consists of highway signing Installation and replacement.
(Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: DAVID BARTHLE
863 519-4315. BUOGET AMOUNT$70,000.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR SPECIFICATIONS. PLEASE NOTE: FUNDS APPROVAL
ARE CONTINGENT UPON LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E87) COUNTY POLK, HIGHLANDS & OKEECHOBEE: FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO 414947-1-72-01; Work consists of long line roadway striping. (Ap-
prox 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: DAVID BARTHLE
(863) 519-4315. BUDGET AMOUNT $333,000.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR SPECIFICATIONS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E88) COUNTY GLADES & HENRY: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO.
418979-1-72-01 & 418980-1-72-01; Work consists of removal and placement of
Thermoplastic and RPM's. NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: JOHN ANDERSON
(863)674-4027. (Approx 365 CalendarDays). BUDGET AMOUNT $100,000.
THERE ISNO CHARGE FOR SPECIFICATIONS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E89) COUNTY GLADES & HENDRY: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
414882-1-72-01 & 414883-1-72-01; Work consists of miscellaneous concrete,
side drain pipe, mitered end section and sidewalk repairs. (Approx 365 Calendar
Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: JOHN ANDERSON (863) 674-4027. BUDGET
AMOU NT $250,000. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR SPECIFICATIONS.
Cheryl Sanchious, District Contracts Administrator
Bid Solicitation Notice In accordance withChapter 337 FS.
51045 ON/CGS 4/28;5/5/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Clewiston Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Board will meet at 5:30
p.m. on Monday, May 9; 2005 in the City Hall Commission
Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. The purpose of this public
meeting is to review and'consider an application from the Hendry
County Board of County Commissioners requesting a special
exception of permitted land uses pursuant to Section 110-61 of the
Clewiston City Code. The applicant is requesting approval to allow
a convenience store, a restaurant, and,a bait/tackle shop on proper-
ty formerly designated and used as "Wayside RV Park." This spe-
cial exception is in conjunction with an application to have the zon-
ing and future land use designations on'this property changed from
"Public" to "Multiple Family" Residential. The affected property is
located at 901 North Francisco Street in the northeast quadrant of
the City as more clearly delineated in the map shown below.
The City Commission will hold a "PUBLIC HEARING" on May
16, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115
W. Ventura Avenue to consider the recommendation of the P&Z
Board and take action on this request.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the pub-
lic hearing. Any person requiring a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in these meetings because of a disability or physical impair-
ment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the
City Manager's Office at least five calendar days prior to the sched-
uled meeting.


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Bartow, Florida
April 19,2005
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, May
19, 2005 at the District Office, State of Florida Department of Transportation, 801
North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida 33830 for the following work. Bids received
will be opened and publicly read aloud in the Planning Multi-Purpose Conference
Room. Sealed bids may be mailed and must be received prior to bid opening to
State of Forida Department of Transportation 801 North Broadway Ave., Attn: Dis-
trict Contracts MS 1-18, Bartow, Florida 33830. If the bid amount is greater than
$250,000.00 on constructiOn projects, the Contractor must be pre-qualified as re-
quired by Florida Statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter 14-22.
-NOTE----
Proposal Forms will not be issued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednes-
day, May 18, 2005. Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday,
May 13,2005.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: YOU MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS AND/OR BID
DOCUMENTS BY FAXING A FAX ORDER FORM TO (863) 534-7172. THIS FORM
MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT WWWiOOTSTATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRA-
IIONDISTRICT1. FIRST TIME BIDDERS MUST ATTEND AN ORIENTATION MEETING
IN ORDER TO RECEIVE BID DOCUMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE PROJECTS ONLY.
YOU MUST INDICATE ON THE FAX ORDER FORM OF YOUR INTENT TO ATTEND
THIS MEETING. NEW BIDDERS ORIENTATION MEETING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED
FOR TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2005 AT 2:00 P.M. FOR TECHNICAL QUESTIONS RE-
GARDING SPECIFICATIONS OR PAY ITEMS, CONTACT THE PROJECT MANAGER
LISTED. ALSO. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO REGISTER FOR OUR UPCOMING


BiG DISCOUNTS!!!!
Brechenrldge
Park Models. ALSO...
Woodland Park,
Park Models.
New 40' Brechenrldge:
Front kitchen.
List Is $33,500
Special $29,900 Only 11
Over 20 to choose from
& many used from
$2995.00
HOLIDAY RV
239-590-0066
Rt. 41 In Fort Meyers.
Betwn Allco/Corkscrew Rd.

DUTCHMAN, 26', Great fixer
upper. Villa RV Park on 441
SE Screen Rm. & A/C.
$4000 863-357-2633



Rialta Motor
Home, '99
43k mi., towing pkg.,
new tires, fully equipped,
road ready, $35,000
(863)674-0898



GO-CART, '04, Silver Fox,
w/seat belts & roll cage.
Brand new. $1,250.
(863)467-7657.
YAMAHA PW 80 '95, Runs
good, $500. (863)357-1960


Recreation I



Boats 3005
Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035



CADILLAC BROUGHAM '83, 4
dr, 75% restored. 50 K, Cold
A/C. Parts less than 4 yrs.
old. $2000 863-517-0386
CHEVY CAVALIER '99, A/C,
New engine parts. Good in-
terior. $3500. or best offer.
(863)610-2190
DODGE INTREPID '97, Sport,
A/C,.P/W, Runs good.
$1200. (863)824-6781.
DODGE NEON '98, Runs good.
4 door. $1,800.
(863)697-2622.
HYUNDAI ACCENT 1995,
Runs good. Cold A/C. Must
see! $2000. (863)634-1259
or(863)697-0191
MERC SABLE LX WAGON,
'94- engine needs work,
$700. (863)805-8786.
NISSAN 300ZX 1987, Runs
fast. Needs work. $450 firm.
(863)612-0900
NISSAN MAXIMA 1995, Good
c o n d i t o n
$3500 863-675-3776
OLDS DELTA 88, '86- runs
good, $500 or best offer,
(863)801-1724.
OLDSMOBILE 98 Regency
Elite 1996, Fully loaded. Ex-
tra clean. Brakes need work.
$1200 (863)675-7306
PONTIAC 6000- '88, All pow-
er, A/C, Low mileage. Clean
$995. Firm. (863)763-5154.
PONTIAC BONNIVILLE- '92,
A/C, Clean, $1395. Firm.
(863)763-5154.
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 PRIVIA, '93- runs
good, needs TLC, $1000 or
best offer. (863)612-0258.
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.
(863)675-1038.


Antique & Classic Cars for
sale. (863)763-6266 or
863-697-1319 or
striebelautosales.com
FORD MUSTANG '89, Gray, 2
door, 4 cyl, 5spd, Runs
great $1000.
(863)634- 1077
800-966-3511 ext. 173



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


CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


BEDLINER- for Ford PU, 6' x
4'5", $75. (863)763-3451.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
(863)692-2229.


or Robert DeanReed and
Marilou Reed
6969 Tranton Frantln Road
Middletown, Ohio 45042


Auburn Duncan & Norma J. Duncan
1003 College Avenue
Jackson, Kentucky 41339
Ruby H. Bruckner & Annie B. Davis
329 Live Oak Lane
Gale, Florida 32935
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following described properties
in Hendry County, Florida, to-wit
Parcel I: The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter
of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 30, Township
30, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida;
Parcel II: The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter
of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 30, Township
44 South, Range 28 East.,Hendry County, Florida;
Parcel III: The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter
of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 30, Township
44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of written defenses, if
any, to it on Kenneth K. Thompson, Plaintiffs attomey, whose address Is 1150 Lee
Boulevard, Suite 1, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936, on or before May 31, 2005, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court, at the Lee County Justice
Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
ITNESS MY hand and seal of this Court on this 15th day of April, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER,
CLERK OF COURT
By: s/H ammond
as Deputy Clerk


51004 CGS 4/28;5/5,12,19/05


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, 161kmi., theft
alarms, A-1 cond. $2000.
(863)357-6640


Public Notices

raiiil!


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2005-040-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GARY JAMES HAINLEY,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
GARY JAMES HAINLEY, deceased,
File No. 2005-040-CP, is pending In
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 1760, La-
Belle, Florida 33975. The names and
addresses of the Personal Represen-
tative and the Personal Representa-
live's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to ile their objec-
tions with this Court WITHIN THE LAT-
ER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's, estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER.THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice Is April 28,2005.
Attorney for Personal Representative;
Melanie A. McGahee, Esq.
417 West Sugariand Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Phone: (863)983-1677
Fax:( 83)983-1973
Florida Bar No. 0962694
Personal Representive:
JEFFREY S. CAULKINS
229 Via del Aqua Avenue
Clewston, Florida 33440
51021 CGS 4/28;5/5/05


PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that In accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of Pahokee Water Control District, a drainage
district orgaMized and existing under the Laws of Forida, and embracing lands
within Palm Beach County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing the re-
quirements of the District for maintenance, operation and administration during
the year beginning on the first day of October, 2005, and ending on the thirtieth
day of September, 2006. Said Budget, among other things, shows the'amount of
Maintenance Asasement per acre necessary to be levied upon the lands within
said Districtforthe year 2005.
The said Budget Is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District at Belle Glade, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of Pahokee Water
Control District will meet at 9:15 o'clock A.M., Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at the
office of the Secretary of the ODistrict in Belle Glade, Florida, for the purposes of
hearing objectons and complaints with respect to the Budget and for the pur-
pose of transacting such other business as may properly come before said
meeting.
BORDER OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY:/s/ Kenneth MoDuffie
President
50840 CGS 4/28/05


PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of Pelican Lake Water Control District, a drain-
age district organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing
lands within Palm Beach County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing
the requirements of the Distl1ct for maintenance, operation and administration
during the year beginning on the first day of October, 2005, and ending on the
thirtieth day of September, 2006. Said Budget, among other things, shows the
amount of Maintenance Assessments per acre necessary to be levied upon the
lands within said District for the year 20 5.
The said Budget s now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District at Belle Glade, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of Pelican Lake
Water Control District will meet at 10:45 A.M., Wednesday, May 11,2005, at the
office of the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, Florida, for the purpose of
hearing objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget, and for the
purpose of transacting such other business as may properly come before said
meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY: /s/Kenneth McDuffie
President
50867 CGS 4/28/05

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THETWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA


CITY OF CLEWISTON
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Florida Statues,
the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a
public hearing on May 9, 2005 In the Commission Chambers,
115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as the Issue may be heard to consider the following:
Adoption of a proposed small scale amendment to the
Comprehensive Plan (2005-S1) reflecting a change to the future
land use category imposed on two contiguous parcels of prop-
erty from Public" to "Multiple-Family Residential." If adopted,
the amendment will be accomplished by proposed Ordinance
No. 2005-03 which will cause the parcels to be shown and cat-
egorized as "Multiple Family Residential (R-3) on the Future
Land Use Map. The parcels are located at 901 North Francisco
Street in the northeast quadrant of the City as delineated In the
map shown below.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the
public hearing and to provide written and/or verbal comments
on'the matter under consideration. Any person requiring a spe-
cial accommodation at this hearing because of a disability or
physical impairment, including speech or hearing impairments,
should contact the&City Manager's at least 3 calendar days prior
to the hearing.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting, such person will need to
record the proceedings and, for such purpose, may need to
insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which
record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is based.

Mike Rearic
Building Official


Case File No. 05-303CA


KYLE AUSTIN LEE,
Plalntiff(s),


CHARLES WESTON and ALICE WESTON,
individually and as husband and wife,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHARLES WESTONand ALICE WESTON, Individually and as husband wife, their
unknown spouses, widows, widowers, heirs devisees creditors, grantees, and all
parties having or claiming by, through, under, or against them, and any all persons
claiming any right, title Interest, claim, lien estate or demand against the Defendant
in regards to the following described property In Hendry County, Florida:
Parcel 1- LOTS) 3, BLOCK 2047, UNIT 2, PORT LABELLE
STRAP #4-10-43-29-020-2047-0030
Parcel 2- LOTS) 4, BLOCK 2047, UNIT 2, PORT LABELLE
STRAP # 4-10-43-29-020-2047-0040
Notice is hereby given go each of you that an action to quiet title to the above de-
scribed property has been filed against you and ou are required to serve your writ-
ten defenses on Plaintiffsa attorney, BILL MCFARLAND, RA., RO. BOX 10157,
CAPE CORAL, FL 33910, and file original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hendry
County, P 0. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975 on or before MAY 31,2005, or other-
wise a default judgmentwilllbe entered against you for the relief sought in the Com-
plaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published once a week for four consecutive weeks In a news-
' paper of general circulation published In Hendry County, Florida.
Dated this 21st day of April, 2005.
BarbaraS. Butler
Deputy Clerk
By S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Bill McFarland
Attorney for the Plaintiff
PO. Box 101507
Cape Coral, FL 33910
Fla. BarNo. 195103
CGS 04/28;05/05,12,19/05


STATE OF'FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its preparation of a draft
S permit for The Graham Dairy Farm to construct Imrovements and operate a dairy
farm wastewater treatment and disposal system. This facility Is located attitude
26 deg. 5114" N, longitude 81 deg. 09'41 W, West of Moore Haven, North of US
Hwy 27, Moore Haven, Florda 33471 In Glades County .
Any Interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit of the De-
partment or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Charles Devault,
south District Office, Post Office Box 2549, Fort Myers, FL 33902 -2549 1i accor-
dance with Rule 62-620.555 of the Florida Administrative Code. The comments or
request for a public meeting must contain the Information set forth below and must
be received in the South within 30 days of publication of this notice. Failure to sub-
mit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a
waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or request a public
meeting under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code:
The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following Informa-
tion:
(a) The commenters name, address, and telephone number, the applicant's name
and address, the Department Permit File Numoer and the county In which the pro-
ject Is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department action or proposed action
was received;
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the final deci-
sion;
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the De-
partment action or proposed section; and,
(e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled Including a statement of
the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. However, the Depart-
ment may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written co- .
ments should be submitted within 30 days of publiOt.opf thb,. notice, eW If a .
public meeting is requested,. .
If a public meeting Is scheduled the public comment period Is IextestdurlUft dolC .
of the public meeting, If a public meeting Is held any'poro.ayt su bmifet or
written statements and data at the meeting on the Department pr6sopo action. As a
result of significant public comment the Department final action may be different
from the position taken by It In this draft permit.
The permit application file and supporting data are available for public Inspection dur-
ing normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday, e cept
legal holidays, at South District Office, Post Office Box 2549, Fort Myers, FL
33902-2549, Tel. (239)332-6975.
50959 CGS 4/28/05


EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of East Beach Water Control District, a water
control district, organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing
lands within Palm Beach County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing
the requirements of the District for maintenance, operations and administration
during year beginning on the first day of October, 2005, and ending on the thirti-
eth day of September, 2006. Said Budget, among other things, shows the
amount of Maintenance Assessments per acre necessary to be levIed upon the
lands within said District for the year 2005.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District in Belle Glade, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of East Beach
Water Control District will meet at 1:15 o'clock PM., Wednesday, Ma 1.1,f2005,
at the office of the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, Florida, for U purpose
of hearing objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget, and for the
purpose of transacting such other business as may properly come before said
meeting.
BY ORDER OF
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY:/s/Roger Hatton
President
50891 CGS 4/28/05

EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that In accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of East Shore Water Control District, a drainage
district organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing lands
within Palm Beach County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing the re-
quirements of the District for maintenance, operation and administration durtg
the year beginning on the irst day of October, 2005, and ending on the thirteth
day of September, 2006. Said Budget among other things, shows the amount of
Maintenance Assessments per acre necessary to be levied upon the lands with-
in said District for the year 2005.
The said Budget Is now on file and may beexamined at the office of the Secretary
of the District at Belle Glade, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of East Shore Wa-
ter Control District will meet at 10:15 A.M., Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at the of-
fice of the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, Florida, for the purposes of
hearing objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget and for the
purpose of transacting such other business as may properly come before said
meeting.
BY ORDER OFTHE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY:/s/GeneDodgen
President
50861 CGS 4/28/05

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
TRAVIS LOFTON and KELLY LOFTON,
husband and wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs. CASE NO. 04-1035-CA
ROBERT DEAN REED and MARILOU REED, deceased, individually and as husband
and wife; AUBURN B. DUNCAN and NORMA J. DUNCAN, individually and as hus-
band and wife; RUBY H. BRUECKNER, individually, and if married, unknown spouse
if living; ANNIE B. DAVIS, individually, and if married, unknown spouse If living; and
any known or unknown parties who may claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, gran-
tors, trustees or other claimants, by, through, under or against them, any light, tita,
or interest in the following described property, situate, lying, and being in Hendry
County, Florida.
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION


TO: Robert Oean Reed and
Marilou Reed
735 Meadowvilew Drive
Villa Hills, Kentucky 41017


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


. Notice


I Pb ic o ice


NOTICE
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Let it be known that I, Diangelo L. Hu-
ston, PO. Box 513, Clewiston, FL, am
no longer responsible for any debts in-
curred by anyone other than myself
from this day forward.
Diangelo L. Huston
OATED: 4/21/05
50829 CGS 4/28/05

NOT4 o FfQ"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 ii, .' between
Tracts G and i i ind 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

LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicle will be sold at pub-
lic auction on May 15 at 8:00 a.m. at
2190 NW 16th St., Belle Glade:, FL:
2000 Ford 4dr
VIN #1FAFP5324YA176464
51027 CGS 4/28/05

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are here by notified that Twin
Lakes Estates will sell the mobile
home described below "AS IS" to
the highest bidder.
14'x65' bluish Singlewide Mobile
Home, 3bedi2bath with kitchen &
living room.
For more details contact Eloy at Twin
Lakes Estates 863-983-6293. The
home was pre i. ,,, -, l.
Cheryl Collett. .ii i .-
on Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 6'30
p.m. on Lot 15 at Twin Lakes Es-
tates in Clewiston.
51037 CGS 4/28:5/5/05

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
C l j d i ne l ',;


NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
ANNUAL MEETING OF

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


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 mee t 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


NO;E[j ljb ING
SOUTH SHORE
DRAINAGE DISTRICT

Notice is hereby given that the
annual meeting of the land-
owners of South Shore
Drainage District, has been
rescheeduled 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


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


PUBLIC NOTICE
I, I ,, ,15 ,1.. .1 1 -, I h I T 1 .
Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be three requests:
1)a request from Manon Thivierge for a variance from the restrictions of City Code
Section 110-124 in order to build an addition on her home. The home is located on
lot 21, block 170, A.K.A. 338 E Circle drive, Clewiston,
2) a request from RJ. Mahoney for a variance from the restrictions of City Code
Section 110-437 in order to operate a home based business in a RI-A zone. Thec
home is located on lots 5 and 6, block 15, A.K.A. 629 E. Avenida Del Rio, Clewis-
ton.
3)A request from Daniel Weekley for a variance from standards on R1-A property
located at 734 E. del Monte, specifically lots 23 and 24 of block 10, as planted in the
General Plan of Clewiston.
4) A request from Chet Douthit for a variance from the restrictions of Section 110-438 -
in order to build garage adjacent to hi some located at 608 E Pasadena, A K A
lots 27, 28, 29, and 30 of Block 160, of the General Plan of Clewiston.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommendations
of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on May 16,
2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
., ,"1_...", .., ,, j nh, 1n h .. ,,'n,,1 ,,,, u',
son requiring a special accommodate .. -
ment,.including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the Building
Official's office at leastthree days prior to the hearing
CITY OF CLEWISTON
MikeRearic -
Building Official
50926 CGS 4/28/05


SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Floda, the Board of Supervisors of South Florida Conservancy District, a drain-
age district organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing
lands within Palm Beach County and Hendry County, has caused to be prepared
a Budget showing the requirements of the District for maintenance, operation and
administration during the year beginning on the first day of October, 2005, and
ending on the thirtieth day of September, 2006. Said Budget, among other things,
shows the amount of Maintenance Assessments per acre necessary to be levied
upon the lands within said Oistrict for the year 2005.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District in Belle Glade, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of South Florida -
Conservancy Distdrict will meet at 11:l5 o'clock A.M., Wednesday, May 11,2005,
at the officeof the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, Florida, for the purpose
of hearing objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget and for the
purpose of transacting such other business as may propedry come before said
meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
BY: /s! Fritz Stein, Jr.
Chairman
50906 CGS 4/28/05


U


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:OOAM 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


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP CN050085
GENERAL SURVEY SERVICES
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road. West Palm Beach, FL 33406, will receive sealed
proposals up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 for General
Survey Services This RFP is issued subject to the legal requirements established
under the Consultants' Competitive Negotialon Act, Section 287.055. FL Statutes.
An OPTIONAL PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE will be held on Wednesday, May 11,
2005 at 10:00 am., at SFWMO Headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Rd, WPB, FL, B-1
Bldg, Storch Rm. for all interested respondents


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postal opening Further information on the status el this solicitation can be ob-
tained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov.

i. i i H Bldg., Kissimmee
River Con. Rm.
Alternate Date: Friday, July 8, 2005, 8-5, SFWMD Hqtrs, B-2 Bldg., Kissimmee River
Conf Rm.
All public meetings will be held at the dates, hines, locations and conference rooms
referenced above. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing the South Flori-
da Water Management District, Procurement Department, PO. Box 24680, West
Palm Beach, Florida, 33416-4680. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need
assistance may contact the District Clerk, (561) 682-6297, at least two business
days in advance of the meeting to make appropriate arrangements.
Should one or more members of the evaluation committee need to attend any of the
meetings by means of communication media technology (CMT), the meetings will
be teleconferenced at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms referenced
above. For more information, please contact Cathenne E. Richards, Contract Spe-
cialist, at (561) 682-2813.
50911 ON 4/26 CGS 4/28/05
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of South Shore Drainage District, a drainage
district organimzeand existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing lands
within Palm Beair County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing the re-
quirements of the District for maintenance, operation and administration during
the year beginning on the first day of.October, 2005, and ending on the thirtieth
day of September, 2006. Said Budget, among other things, shows the amount of
Maintenance Assessments per acre necessary to be levied upon the lands within
said District for the year 2005.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District at Belle Glade, Florida. The Board ofiSupervisors of South Shore
Drainage District will meet at 9:45 A.M., Wednesday, May 11,2005, at the office
of the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, Florida, for the purposes of heading
objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget and for the purpose of
transacting such other business as may properly come before said meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY:'/s/BazilK. Anderson
President 4
50852 CGS 4/28/05


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza

Multi Culture Day at Glades Central
Celebrating the diversity at its own school, and throughout the world, Glades Central High
School staff and students presented a multi culture day at the gymnasium April 22. Flowing
robes of various lands, and the abundance of ethnic food and song and dance filled the gym
while students learned more of each other's culture. Booths lined the gym.


Palm Beach County Commissioner Addie Greene was on-handat the multi culture event to
join students in the celebration of history and cultures. "We are a nation of immigrants," she
told students in the gymnasium. "There is a place in America for immigrants; there always
has been and there always will be."


Courtesy photo

Masilotti Donates Palm Tran Buses
On April 21, Commissioner Tony Masilotti and Palm Tran officials donated two retired
Palm Tran buses to municipal recreation programs in Belle Glade and Pahokee. Accept-
ing the ceremonial key are Belle Glade City Manager Houston Tate (center) and Garage
Coordinator Bernard Harper (far right). Also pictured are Palm Tran Marketing Director
Lili Agee and Executive Director Chuck Cohen. Accepting the key for the city of Pahokee
is Ricky Lammons, bus driver for the city's Seniors on the Move program.




Swinging into victory


5j-in pn:,.:,,Jose Zaragoza
A group of dancers gave the audience a look into the dances of the Mexican people.


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Thursday, April 28,2005


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