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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: May 5, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
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Moore Haven. Fla. Thursday, May 5,2005 Volume 78, Number 47


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At a Glance

School advisory
meeting
The School Advisory
Council of Moore Haven
Junior-Senior High School
will hold its regular monthly
meeting on Monday, May 9,
at 7 p.m. in the media center.

Community
Traffic Safety Team
__ Come out and support
your community'May.5 at 10
a.m. at the Moore Haven
Library and have a say in
What can be done for your
community, (safety, traffic,
enforcement, seatbelts, bike
safety, roads improvements,
etc.)
Need members from all
areas of the community local
city, county, and state agen-
cies, private industries, and
especially concerned citi-
zens.

Lion's Club
meeting,
I 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 No:blt Center iand,
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)
9-46-0202 ext. 13.
Upcoming events
at senior center
Upcoming events and
classes offered at the Nobles
Center, 475 E. Cowboy Way,
LaBelle, exercise class with
.Barb Brandenburg meets M-
W-F every week at 9 a.m.

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Main Street plan continues


The Moore Haven City Coun-
cil, at their regular meeting May
3, was expected to adopt a reso-
lution in support of applying for
designation as a Florida Main
Street community.
The action was taken follow-
ing a presentation by Laura Lee
Corbett, now a consultant, for-
merly the Main Street coordina-
tor for the state of Florida, made
a special town hall presentation
to the city of Moore Haven and
other interested parties, Tuesday
April 26 at 5:30 p.m.
According to Ms. Corbett, the
national Main Street program is
25 years old, active in 37 states. In
Florida, since 1985, 100 plus
communities have participated,
50 are still active.
Much of what is listed below
was pulled from the Economic
Development Council's report on
progressing forward in imple-
menting the Main Street Pro-
gram.
It emphasizes a four-point


approach:
Design
Organization
Promotion
Economic restructuring
The program doesn't provide
a big revenue stream beyond the
$10,000 start up grant and the
community will look at ways to
fund the program for three years
beyond the first. The program
does provide technical assistance
and networking opportunities
between managers and can be
tweaked for smaller communi-
ties.
Once a community is desig-
nated, the state coordinator and-
consultants like Laura Lee would
make a site visit, work with prop-
erty owners etc. to devise a blue
print to move forward. The pro-
gram provides three years of
intensive technical assistance,
including visits from preservation
architects, landscape architects,
professionals to assist .with mar-
ket studies, fundraising and


Dedicated: GCSD volunteer of the year


events planning.
Economic Development
Council Executive Director, Tracy
Wyhirls said it has to be a commu-
nity-wide effort and must not be
considered to be an overnight fix,
but that there are successes and
benefits to go along with the pro-
gram.
Success stories:
A. Milton, (population 8000)
on the Blackwater River, desig-
nated in 2000. Has seen $550,000
in investment, 27 businesses
have opened and 61 'jobs creat-
ed. Have a Riverwalk and funded
a "Riverwalk Farmers Market,"
using a $10,000 USDA grant and
parntered with UF and growers
within a 50-mile radius. Recruit-
ed local chef to perform cooking
demonstrations, as part of a Blue
Jeans and Butter Beans festival,
during \xhich they crown a King
and Queen.
Host family oriented Main
Street nights concert festivals,
featuring local high school teach-


ers. City waives permit fees, 1995. They have a CRA, a down-
police provide security without town taxing district, which has
charging OT, Main Street raises assisted them in paying for bricks
funds selling mugs, T-shirts, etc. and mortar.
Birought-back alcohol free Mard--. Even while rehab was ongo-
Gras, including a kids "Moon Pie ing, the Historical Society hosted
eating contest." Novel .ideas walking tours, so the area didn't
include converting an ablan-..ok derelict. Events like "We're
doned gas station to a restaurant. Diggin' Downtown" where kids
B. Fort Walton Beach,.desig- were encouraged to wear hard
nated in 1997. $27.5 in invest- hats and road around on the Bay
ment, 43 businesses, 348 jobs. Trolley tour,. bringing people
Regional ballet/arts focus the cat- downtown to view the work in
alyst. Foot traffic encouraged as progress and build interest; also
kids attend ballet class, other to raise funds. Secured FDOT
spin offs include a photo studio, landscapefunds andrecruited
art school etc. Library is down- landscapeenC funds and recruitedain
town. Junior League of Emerald Garden ce sins. Could emplantain
Coast adopted Gulf View Hotel, entrance signs. Could employ
built in 1906, secured Fla. Depart- community service folks to do
ment of State grant funds to assist same thing.
with rehab. Festival of Nations celebrates
Host festival, featuring Native 30 cultures. Children are given
Americans called Musical passports to use as they visit dis-
Echoes. Two-day festival draws plays. With kids come parents.
20,000. annually for arts, crafts, Draws 30,000.
dance and other exhibits.
C. Panama City designated See Street Page 12


Four corners



discussed


By Tracy Whirls
The Glades County Board
of County Commissioners is
expected to adopt a resolution
to submit to the Southwest
Florida Regional Planning
Council at their day meeting
May 10, asking that they pre-
pare a sector plan .fuor the
"Four Corners" area, includ-
ing' Muse, to expedite pro-
posed comprehensive plan
amendments for the region.
The board approved the


Mrs. Susie Matison, Glades County School District volunteer of the
younger children, particularly at story time.


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year enjoys


Susie: I guess it's just a habit'


By MaiyAnn Morris
When Mrs. Susie Matison, of
Moore Haven, was named Volun-
teer of the Year for Glades County
School District, no one was sur-
prised. She has also been chosen
by Florida Media, Inc. as an
"Uncaped Crusader" and will be
featured in Florida Monthly maga-
zine to represent this region of the
Sunshine State.
Mrs. Matison taught first grade


for 46 years while raising her three
children and while those three chil-
dren were having seven children of
their own, kept right on teaching.
"I guess it's just a habit," said
Mrs. Susie Matison, "The people
here at Moore haven Elementary
are nice enough to let me come
and work with the. kids, otherwise
I'd just be home in a rocking chair.
I can't remember a time when I
didn't read,"' she recalled, "It was



justwhatwedid."
Mrs. Matison works with the
kindergarten and first grade chil-
dren who need her most. Both
aunts on her father's side were
teachers and the McGuffey Reader
was read by ever\ one in the
household when she was growing
up.
"It's such a joy," she said. "The
children really look forward to see-
ingyou."


concept at their regular meet-
ing April 25, following the
.presentation of a report by
Commissioner Russell Echols
on the results of a "Four Cor-
ners" Working Group meeting
held in LaBelle April 22
The committee, 'which
includes local officials from.
Hendry. Glades, Charlotte and
Lee Counties, as well as staff
from those areas and the cit)
See Board Page 12


What a little



growth can do

Editor's note: The following 254 retirement aged people
statement was presented at (65+ years in age) being
the Muse Community Associa- 'added, as well as 164 children
tion April 14 by Wayne Daltry. age 14 and younger.
Estimating the impacts of 413 new laborers are
growth is difficult some- added, regretfully 11 are
times the impact, is felt more unemployed.
than measured. And the "felt" 40 laborers are in construc-
measurement is usually tion, which exceeds the 18 in
applied to the last impact manufacturing, which is less
observed, rather than to each, than the 24 in finance, insur-
individual impact. However, ance, or real estate, and these
for fun, this essay presumes and the others are less than
the impacts are equal betwx een the 229 in service or trade.
equal numbers of people, 556 new houses being
regardless of when the popti- built, 429 of which occupied
lation arrived. To this end, the by residents, and 127 season-
impact of a 1,000 new people
equals: See Impact -Page 12


A guiding light among us


By Barbara Oehlbeck
The Guidance Counselor at
West Glades Elementary began
her career in public education 27
years ago in Louisiana.
Cathy Deerey came to LaBelle
nine years ago when her hus-
band, the Rev. Frank Deerey was
called to pastor the First Baptist
Church of Labelle. She taught the
sixth grade at LaBelle Middle
School for seven years, and she
has been named Teacher of the
Year in three different schools,
once in LaBelle and twice in
Louisiana. This, however, is her
first year in Glades County.
"Cathy was seeking her
advanced degree in Christian
Education with. emphasis on
counseling when she decided to
apply for the job here as our
Guidance Counselor. It was then
that she changed her major to
Guidance Counselor," said Larry
Russell Luckey, West Glades Ele-
mentary Principal.


Mr. Luckey continued by say-
ing, "Seldom does a position and
a person 'fit' the way this particu-
lar one does. Constantly we hear
that 'Cathy is a joy to be around.'
In fact, the exact way it's said is
simply that her most admirable
trait is her sense of joy. People
simply love being around her,
and we can honestly say there
are not many like her.
"She is someone I thought
would never have left the class-
room. The truth is I've managed
to make some parents upset with
me because their child is not
going to be taught by. Mrs.
Deerey. And this includes my
own wife about our sons!"
Guidance counseling is so
much more than what the gener-
al public thinks it is.
For instance, a guidance
counselor is in charge of all state
and national norm tests, as well
as being in charge of all counsel-
ing services, conflict resolutions
among stuflents, and scheduling


classes and implementation of
any class-related state require-
ments.
Cathy Deerey is recognized as
a leader amongst teachers. She's
the one who implemented and
developed the Celebrate Free-
dom Week/September 2004,
which was highly successful and
extremely well received not only
by the school but by the public as
well.
Larry Russell also says, "Cathy
is particularly good at looking
beyond the fault and finding the
need. And, she is very good at
reading and gives a lot of wel-
come advice.to teachers. The AR
program/Accelerated Reading is
one of her strengths."
One could ask: But Where
does the energy come from to
accomplish and carry on all
these responsibilities? The
answer could be: It's a matter of
having a passion and a purpose
for what one is doing.


Photo/Barbara Oehlbeck
Cathy Deerey, a guidance counselor at West Glades Elemen-
tary, brings a stellar reputation into her first year in Glades
County and is already receiving the accolades associated with
that reputation.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, May 5, 2005


Obituaries


Billie-Jean Phillips
Billie-Jean Phillips, 20, of
Clewiston, died Sunday, April 24,
2005 at Hendry Regional Medical.
Center in Clewiston. Billie-Jean
was born in Pahokee, and has
been a lifelong resident of Clewis-
ton. She was employed locally as
a scale house clerk. Billie-Jean is
survived by her father Darrell
Phillips of Moore Haven; mother
Renata Shropshire of Moore
Haven; brothers Darrell Phillips II
deceased, Darrell Phillips III, and
Dewayne Phillips of Moore
Haven; sister Lyndsey Phillips of
Moore Haven; grandfathers
James A. Shropshire, deceased,
and Jack Phillips, deceased; and
grandmothers Billie Fontes of Las
Vegas, NV, and Berlin Phillips of
Clewiston. Calling hours were
held April 27 at Akin-Davis Funeral
Homes, Inc., and services were
held April 28 at the Church of God
in Clewiston, and burial was at
Ridgelawn Cemetary. Reverend
Eric Burch served as officiating
clergy.
From Renata Shropshire,
mother of Billie-Jean:
We would like to thank all of
the people in the community that
helped us in our time of need. All
of your support is greatly appreci-
ated. I would also like to meet the
person who helped in removing
my daughter B. J., and Beverly,
from the car. Any information
would be much appreciated.
Thankyou,
Mom, Dad, brothers and sister.
From the Beckett Family:
In loving memory of Billie-
Jean Phillips from the Beckett
Family.

Beverly Ann Phillips
Beverly Ann Phillips, 38, of
Moore Haven, died Sunday, April
24, 2005, at Lee Memorial Hospi-
tal in Ft. Myers. Beverly Ann was
born in Pahokee, Fla., and has
been a lifelong resident of the
area. She was employed at the
Center for Bone and Joint Surgery
in Royal Palm Beach, as well as
the Country K Drive-through in
Moore Haven. Beverly is survived
by her husband Darrell Phillips of
Moore Haven; sons Timothy
Davis, Jr. of Moore Haven, and
Leland Karlson of Ft. Pierce;
daughter Desara Davis of Moore
Haven; mother Annie Holden of
Clewiston; brother Timmy Patti-
son of Clewiston; step-brother
Jerry Holden of South Bay; and
sisters Theresa Lee of Moore
Haven, Ellen Lewis of Clewiston,
and Samantha Woodell and Cathy
Dixon of Waycross, GA. Calling
hours were held at Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes, Inc. on April 29.
Services were held at the Church
of God on Saturday, April 30; bur-
ial was at Ridgelawn Cemetary in
Clewiston. Reverend Jackie Miller
served as officiating clergy.

Oralia Hernandez
In loving memory of Oralia B.
Hernandez, born September 6,
1944 in Comales Tamp, Mexico.
Oralia moved to Pahokee in 1968.
She passed away March 26, 2005,
leaving behind her husband of 45
years Juan P. Hernandez, her 94-
year-old mother Maria Martinez,
and six children that love her very
deeply: SanJuana Garcia of Paho-


kee; Maria L. Garcia of Pahokee;
Martin Hernandez of San Antonio,
TX; Juan A. Hernandez, Jr. of
Pahokee; Mercedes Perez of
Okeechobee; and Teresa Hernan-
dez of Canal Point. She also leaves
26 grandchildren, six great-grand-
children, and a wide host of fami-
ly and friends. Oralia is gone, yet
in our hearts she will forever live
on; gone, but never forgotten. We
love you always!

Kenneth D. Johnson
Kenneth D. Johnson of Moore
Haven, 69, died Saturday, April 23,
2005, in Lakeport. Kenneth was
born in Hammond, Indiana,. and
was employed locally as a painter.
Kenneth is survived by a brother
Everett Henry Johnson of Lake-
port; sister Imogene Marie Pullins,
deceased; sons Kenneth E. Meese
of Carlinville, IL, and Mike Malone
of San Diego, CA; daughters
Jeanie Hartline of Hillboro, IL,
Susan Williams of Australia, and
Peggy Ward of Carlinville, IL. Call-
ing hours and services were held
at Akin-Davis Funeral Homes,
Inc., and crematory service was
provided by Ft. Myers Crematory
Service.

James Michael
"Joe" Brown, Sr.
James Michael "Joe" Brown,
Sr., 60, of Moore haven, passed
away April 25, 2005, in Ft. Myers.
He was born July 3, 1944 in Ft.
Myers to Arthur Otto Brown and
Thelma Louis Algood Brown. He
was a seven-year veteran of the
Army, serving two tours of duty in
Vietnam. Joe was a resident of
Moore Haven since 1978. He was
an active supporter of the Moore
Haven Terriers, serving as "The
Voice of the Terriers" at sporting
events for 17 years. James retired
in 2004 as a customer service
supervisor for the U.S. Post Office
in Clewiston.
Survivors include his wife Jan-
ice; children James "Jamie"
Brown of Moore Haven, Joanna
Smith of Clewiston, and Jason
Brown of Chiefland; brothers
Allen Brown of Cedartwon, GA,
Greg Brown and Cecil Daughtrey
of Arcadia; and grandchildren
Shelbi Brown, Alexia Eighner,
Sara Smith, Ashtyn Brown and
Keuleigh Smith. He was preceded
in death by his parents, and broth-
er David Brown.
Funeral services were held
Thursday, April 28 at the First Bap-
tist Church in Moore Haven with
Reverends Thom Street and Sher-
rell Tillery officiating. Interment
was held at Ortona Cemetery.

Howard D.
"Tiny" Cook
Howard D. "Tiny" Cook died
in the Franciscan-Skemp Medical
Center in Genoa, WI on Monday,
April 25, 2005. He was born Nov.
20, 1928 in Iowa. He was raised
by his grandmother, Anna Denzel,
in the Chippewa Falls, WI area. At
an early age he left home and
worked on the troop transport
ships between the Seattle, WA
area and Alaska. He later found
his way to Racine, WI, where he
worked for Massey-Harris, which
later became Massey-Ferguson.
During times of unemployment,


In the Military


April 27, 2005 (FHTNC) -
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class
Bernadette L. Wartak, daughter of
Eileen Thompson of Clewiston,
Fla. and Laurie Lyle of Orlando,
Fla., recently reported for duty at


Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla.
Wartak is a 1993 graduate of
Clewist6n High School of Clewis-
ton, Fla. and joined the Navy in
March 1997.


In Remembrance:


Nellie Louise
SStiles Lang
S (Author of Little Tree)


For all the gifts you have given,
mere words could never say.
How much you're loved and treasured
in a very special way.

Missing you as much today
as on the day you left us.

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Your children and grandchildren <


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Tiny found work as a Santa Claus
for department stores in the
Racine area and would also make
appearances at private homes.
Tiny truly enjoyed his employ-
ment as Santa Claus.
Tiny began working for the
Nels P. Nelson Shoe Repair and
Family Shoe Store in Racine. In
the 1950's, Tiny purchased the
shoe repair business from Mr.
Nelson, and in 1958, purchased
the family shoe store. Tiny also
developed the orthopedic design
for shoes for people with special
needs. The business became
known as Tiny's Shoe Store.
Tiny, being a large man, found
it difficult to purchase clothing of
ample size. When he was able to
locate large sizes, Tiny would pur-
chase a small quantity, keeping
some for himself and selling the
remainder to the public. The
demand for the clothing
increased and Tiny began stock-
ing an inventory for the store,
which became known as "Tiny's
Big and Tall Store."
In his spare time, in an effort to
provide for his family, Tiny began
purchasing and maintaining
rental property.
In 1985, Tiny became semi-
retired, moved to Genoa, WI, and
opened a second "Tiny's Big and
Tall Store" in Onalaska. He spent
the last 20 years enjoying family,
the state of Wisconsin and his
many friends. Weeklong fishing
trips to Clewiston with his good
friend Tom Bellaire led Tiny to
establishing a winter residence in
Clewiston.
Tiny is survived bya-.aughter,
Nancy (Roy) Shutes of Racine;
sons Donald, Thomas, Robert,
and James Cook, of Racine; step-
son Larry Wallace of Florida;
grandchildren Jennifer, Brian and
Robert, Jr.; six step-grandchil-
dren; a soon to be great-grand-
daughter, Nevaeh; and longtime
friend and companion, Jeannie
Wallace.
He was preceded in death by
his wife Ruth and his parents,
Lucille (Denzel) and his stepfa-
ther Philip Kloss.
Friends may call at the Dickin-
son Family Funeral Home, 1425
Jackson St., LaCrosse, Wl. Funer-
al services and burial were held in
Racine.

Debra Ruth Leizear
Debra Ruth Leizear, age 50, of
Lakeport, died Saturday, April 30,
2005 at her residence. She was
born Feb. 22, 1955 in Flint, Mich.,
Mrs. Leizear had been a resident
of Lakeport for two years. She
worked as a cashier for the Semi-
nole ,Bingo Hall and was of the
Baptist Faith.,


Survivors include: Her beloved
husband of 18 years, James Leizear
of Lakeport; sons, Brandon Stid-
ham, James (Gus) Stidham of
Tampa and Christopher Basman of
Lakeport; daughter Tar Has-
man of Lake- Rt
port; stepson,
Robert Leizear;
stepdaughter,
Carol Mason;
father, James
Minor, Sr. of
Devalls Bluff,
Ark.; mother,
Gloria Minor-
Wells of Devalls Debra Ruth
Bluff, Ark.; sis- Leizear
ter, Holly Cros-
bie of. Dumas, Ark.; brothers,
James Minor, Jr., Todd Minor and
Barry Minor, all of Devalls Bluff,
Ark.; grandchildren Lynse Stidham
of Tampa, Wayne Mason, Trisha
Mason, Jake Leizear, Matthew and
Sarah Leizear all of Maryland;
niece, Donna Hasman; nephew
Jeremy Clark; brother in law,
Richard Leizear; sister in law, Bar-
bara Shupe; mother in law,
Eleanor Leizear; friends Dean
Lantz and Calvin Whidden all of
Lakeport.
A memorial service will be con-
ducted at the Buxton's West Lake
Chapel, 805 Hwy. 27 N, Suite 1 ,in
Moore Haven on Saturday, May 7,
at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions would be welcomed
by the family to offset funeral
expenses.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton's
West Lake Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


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Praise from
CLEWISTON New Harvest
Church will be hosting its third
annual Praise From The Glades
(PFTG) Concert and Weekend
Worship Seminar May 13 15 on
their church property located at
370 Holiday Isles Blvd. in Clewis-
ton.
PFTG was originally designed
to unite the people of the Glades
region for a night of Praise and
SWorship. This. year they have
taken it a step further. In addi-
tion to the free concert on Friday,
May 13 starting at 7 p.m., they
have added a Worship Seminar
on Saturday, May 14..
The free Gospel Concert will
showcase talent from Clewiston,
Moore Haven, LaBelle, South
Bay and other regional cities and
will feature three time Dove
Award Nominee, Alvin Slaughter
and international gospel reggae
artiste Junior Tucker.
Alvin Slaughter will also be
teaching the next morning at the
Worship Seminar where a mini-
mal registration fee of $15 is
required. Complimentary Conti-
nental Breakfast will be served
at 8:30 a.m. General sessions
and small group workshops will
be held throughout the day.
Worship teams, choirs, song-
writers, musicians and those
desiring to grow as worshippers
are strongly encouraged to
attend.
Sunday, May 15 at 10 a.m.


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Courtesy photo
New Harvest Pastor Chuck
Pelham with his wife will
host the third annual Praise
from the Glades Gospel con-
cert to take place May 13-15.
Host Pastor, Pastor Chuck Pel-
ham will deliver a powerful mes-
sage on "Capturing the Sound of
Worship".
This is an event that you do
not want to miss. Call New Har-
vest Church at 863-983-3181 for
further details.


Education


Juan J. Cardenas
graduates
Juan J. Cardenas, a 1993
graduate of
Clewiston
High School;
has attended
the University
of Florida for
the past three
years and
graduated
with honors
on April 29,
2005, with a Juan J.
Bachelor's Cardenas
Degree in
Mechanical Engineering.
His parents, Magdaleno and
Maria M. Cardenas, sisters Car-


Engagement


Courtesy Photo
Brian Sisk and Amy Clark

Clark-Sisk
Mark William Clark of Falton,
MD and Angela Mary Bonnici of
, Titusville are. proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter,
Amy, to Brian Sisk of Clewiston.
The prospective groom is the son
of Ken and Barbara Sisk of Clewis-
ton. The wedding is planned for
May 28,2005 in Orlando.
The bride-to-be is a 1991 grad-
uate of Eau Gallie High School.
She is employed as a manager
with Bank of America.
The groom is a 1991 graduate
of Clewiston High School. He
attended Valencia Community
College. He is employed as a real
estate owner/broker with Good
Homes Realty.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Casselberry.


men Esparza and Maria Delga-
do, and his wife Maria G. Carde-
nas, who have supported him all
throughout his efforts to fulfill
his dream, are very proud of him
and wish to congratulate him on
his graduation.
Juan will be working as a
mechanical engineer with Flori-
da Power and Light Corp. in St.
Lucie County.

DeAnna Hodges
to graduate
DeAnna Hodges, daughter of
Lawrence and Lee Anna (Lewis)
H,odges of San Antonio, TX,
would like to thank her family in
Florida for all the love, assis-
tance and support that was ren-
dered during her efforts at
school. DeAnna will be graduat-
ing from Texas Women's Univer-
sity in Denton on May 14, 2005,
receiving her bachelor's degree
in Design and Fashion. A special
thanks to her grandmother, Miss
Rose Nieves,' of Moore Haven,
for all the care packages.


Courtesy Photo
Jack A. Buell and Roberto Silva

Roberto Silva promoted
Jack A. Buell, senior vice presi- the Clewistonr Wal-Mart in August
dent of Olde Cypress Community of 1997 and shortly thereafter
Bank is pleased to announce the became manager. Mr. Silva trans-
promotion of Roberto Silva to assis- ferred to the loan department in
tant vice president. Mr. Silva started officer and in addi-
with the bank in November 1996 as 2002 asa loan officer and in addi-
a loan collector. He was promoted tion to his many duties at the bank,
to assistant manager when the is currently completing his studies
bank opened an In-Store Branch at at the Florida School of Banking.

You can find nutrition


in unexpected places


There are two Pitanga bushes
growing in my yard planted as
ornamental shrubs. When I
noticed bright red fruit on one of
the bushes, I wondered if it was
edible. A little Internet research
revealed that not only is the fruit
safe to eat, it is also quite nutritious.
Pitanga, also called Surinam
Cherry, has a very sour fruit
because it is high in Vitamin C. One
cup of raw fruit has about 57 calo-
ries and contains 52 percent of the
USDA minimum daily requirement
of Vitamin A and 75 percent of the
daily requirement of Vitamin C a
nice surprise for something I just
found growing in the yard.
Since the fruit is quite tart, I don't
think Iwould want to eat acup of raw
Surinam Cherries. But the fruit can be
used in jams to add vitamin boost to
a morning treat, or pitted and
chopped to add color to fruit salad.
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Summer will soon be here and
there are lots of end of the school
year activities planned. If your child
will attend a field trip, swimming
party, ball game anything out-
doors don't forget the sunscreen.
The weather does not have to be
hot for the sun to burn. If there is
enough sun to cast a shadow, there
is enough sun to burn your skin.
Bad sunburns increase a child's
vulnerability to skin cancer later in life.
Sunscreen alone isn't complete


...
A
Healthier -
Life .


with Katrina Elsken

protection. Use a wide brimmed hat
to keep the sun off your face and
wear sunglasses to protect your eyes,
and the delicate skin around the eyes.
For those working outdoors in the
sun, long-sleeved shirts offer some
protection, but in the heat of the day
you can be burned even through a
cotton shirt, so try to stay out of the
middaysun (noon to 3 p.m.)
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise program, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy" interact badly with
prescription medications.


Birth

Maryn Elaine Thompson
Blaze and Stephanie Thomp- g.
son of Wellington proudly
announce the birth of their daugh- ,,. .
ter, Maryn Elaine, on April 20th.
Maryn weighed 7 pounds, 14 .
ounces at birth.
Maryn was welcomed into the
family by her brother Roman, '
Uncle Blake and Aunt Cristina
Lockhart, Uncle Pell and Aunt Erin
Thompson, and a host of loving .
family and friends.
Maternal Grandparents are Jim
and Mary Douglas and Doug and
Lori Lockhart; Paternal Grandpar-
ents are Don and Alice Thompson. Maryn Elaine Thompson



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Planning Assessment
Concerns and suggestions sus-
tainable Florida Act 2005
1. Hello, my name is Larry R.
Luckey. I am the Property i.
Appraiser of Glades County, but
more importantly a citizen in the N H
Muse Community Associations .
defined area.
I have concerns about the dec-
larations of Muse and possibly
other portions of Glades County.
as a Front Porch Florida Initiative ,' '
and Urban Core Area.
2. It appears to me that it pro-
poses to essentially stop most
development in the Muse area by
imposing rules and regulations. .-
Even the restoration and mainte-
nance of the economic value of .
rural lands seems ridiculous '
because prices have never been Larry Luckey
so high unless, the subtle Glades County is $4.6 million
meaning to restore the economic Hendry County is $15 million
value of rural lands in Muse Lee County is $214 million
would be to put such restrictions Charlotte County is $572 mil-
on development and building as lion
to reduce the value from its pres- Is it selfish for Glades County
ent appreciated value to some- t some- want some increase in the Ad
thing much less than it is now sell- Valorem Tax Roll valueZ?. I think we
ing for. are entitled to a better way-of life
3. The so called Protection and and a reduced millage rate similar
Stewardship Planning portion is to our neighbors. I do have some
nothing more than saying to suggestions for the Muse area that
Glades County, "keep your Muse will help if implemented:
area unpopulated, keep the Muse 1. Most of Muse is in an agricul-
area to recharge the aquifer, keep 'tural zoned area requiring 20
the Muse area green so that every- acres per dwelling. I suggest
one can have clean air to breath allowing two dwellings per 20
and provide us a bargain work- acres. (Few can afford $200,000
force." for a building lot) the price it is
4. Meanwhile, allowing the going for now.
adjoining counties and large 2. Some of Muse is in an agri-
landowners within them to devel- cultural zoning requiring five
op large multi-million dollar acres per dwelling. I suggest we
developments. There is a plan allow those parcels to be devel-
within the urban development. oped and divided into two
Front Porch Florida Initiative to parcels.
sell the Muse "land use credits" to 3. To accommodate and main-
accommodate development just tain the beautiful"green areas of
across the county line or in our Muse, I suggest that a modified
own county if need be. That par- version of transferable rural land
ticular part seems somewhat use credits for protecting sensitive
rational since landowners can sell lands be adopted with the
development rights while main- allowance of at least one dwelling
training and protecting the natural per 25- or 30-acre parcels that
sensitivee areas and habitats. Each could'beused for Bed and Break-
parcel sold under Ihe Land Use fast and Eco-Tourism. This would
Credal should retain a small, allowaviable ad vAdlrem value to
unencumbered portion for a the property while encouraging
dwelling so that one could at least the protection and maintenance
maintain a bed and breakfast of the green areas and the water
establishment for Eco-Tourism resources.
while keeping some taxable value Likewise, for other areas that
for Glades County. are not in sensitive areas yet are
5. The document seems deter- good green areas, I suggest that
mined on sacrificing the Muse an assemblage of acreage of 25 to
area under the pretty name of 30 acres with an allocation of 50-
Front Porch Florida Initiative. to 75-percent environmental
Muse and Glades County now has easements would also allow for a
the potential ability to develop a Bed and Breakfast and Eco-
portion of this county for the ben- Tourism as an incentive to keep
efit of its citizens and for the bene- the area as pristine as possible.
fit of running good government. Without the incentive and the
But now, it seems we are being environmental easement the
asked to remain the lowly neigh- hammocks and palmetto patch-
bor and to be sacrificed for the es, the natural areas that we love
wealth of the adjoining counties, so dearly can be changed in one
I'm asking in a sense of fair- day by one dozier to grow one
ness to allow this county to have patch of peanuts, forever altering
our own developments. Allow us the face of the earth.
to make a few mistakes. As of yet, Protection is important. But,
we do not even have five percent there are concessions to be made
of our county developed. I'm sure on both sides made to protect
there is no county similar to ours the property values of Muse citi-
in South Florida, so I 'have given zens. Glades County and Muse cit-
you the Glades County Tax Rev- izens should not be sacrificed
enue compared to the other Four without compensation and a way
Corner Counties, to keep ad valorem value on the
The ad-valorem proceeds for: tax roll.








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The tra

The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, PH.D.
Saint Martin's Church,
Clewiston.
A lady who had been robbed
told me about the terrible feel-
ings that followed. She said that
her house was not the same
now- special space had been
invaded. What she had always
felt was secure was no longer
secure someone had entered
who was not welcome or invited
and it might happen again. In a
sense, her home was no longer
her home and she was affected
by the intrusion as well as the
loss of what was hers.
The sanctuary was no longer
safe the mementos, the jew-
elry with its sentimental value,
the money that was set aside to
pay bills or buy food was now.
gone. Along with the tangible
losses, there was an image, a
worldview that was shattered.
What was felt to be once a safe
place was now no longer safe at
all. I have encountered other
"shattered worldviews" that
have impressed me more
deeply. These have been the
worldviews of returning service
personnel.
I remember young persons
coming home from the Viet


gedy of

Nam war. They had grown up
and lived in their familiar com-
munities marrying their high
school sweethearts and begin-
ning to settle."
into a routine.
They were
growing -
together and .
sharing life as -
a couple. It .
was a very
rewarding
experience for
me to share, in Rev. Samuel
their growing S.Thomas
together as a
new couple and watching them
get their lives underway.
The separation and the expe-
riences of war had each of them
growing at different paces, each
having different experiences,
each having things happen that
were not or could not be shared.
They would come home, but it
was difficult to try to pick up
where they had left off.
Saturday would come and
one partner would want to go to
the movies or to a dance, the
other was content to sit home
and be quiet. One would want
to go to the movies or to a
dance, the other was quite
happy being alone. Readjust-
ment back was a slow process


disrupted

and took lots of patience and won't t(
understanding. I remember the the wor]
words of someone who said, ent from
"War is hell" and having to recall commu
that, "this person has seen hell." peaceful
The worldview of someone who
has experienced a face of hell is The
different than for those who Jesus "
have not experienced it. evil spir
Like the lady who had been (Mark 5:
robbed, or the person who has The
been incarcerated, or the indi- placed a
vidual who has lost a limb, or who ha
the child who has been abused, found si
or the person who has gone to "right m
war, the worldview was once changed
taken for granted is now after ye
changed forever. The home we Out the
always assumed to be safe is no people,
longer safe. I watched one ex- people
serviceman jump when a exist pe
chameleon came out of a wall peace a
toward him, and watched him ture or k
spin around suddenly when
there was a sharp noise behind Our
him.. have "s<
Jesus confronts a man.who a better
lived in the tombs and who had one tha
an "evil spirit". He lived away restored
from society and Mark tells us hurt if t
that he tore apart the chains of We hav
those who wanted to subdue healing
him, and he could cry out and who co:
cut himself (Mark 5: ff). His first need us
encounter with Jesus led him to them.
say, "What do you want with them an
me... swear to God that you believe.


lives

torture me." His view of
ld and others was differ-
n those who lived in the
nities and who led
1 lives.
account tells us that
gave permission" for the
*its to come out of him
:13).
evil spirits were dis-
and sent off and the man
.d been possessed was
hitting, dressed and in his
ind". His worldview was
d for the better, even
ars of trauma and hurt.
re, there are still loving
out there we can find
that are kind, there still
ople that want to live in
nd who aren't out to tor-
kill or terrorize or destroy.
message to those who
een hell" is that we have
r view of the world and
at will be shared and
Sto those who have been
hey give it enough time.
e Jesus' call to help in the
and restoration. Those
me home to us changed
s and we must not fail
We must be there for
id let them know we still


Connecting to our power source


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
My high school summers
were spent working at a Boy
Scout Camp. One summer, as
the assistant ranger, my duties
involved collecting the garbage
from the campsites and hauling
it out to the dump; This wasn't
one of the most romantic
moments of the job, especially
when the bags contained "liquid
garbage", a term we used for a
combination of solid and liquid
food wastes.
I will never forget the hot
afternoon that I had picked up a
load of liquid garbage and head-
ed out to the dump. Everything
was going well until I started to
offload the trailer. One of the
bags split open and covered me
with the perfumed contents. I
know thi Scaiptuies sa3 ihat wve
are supposed to make a joyful
noise and be thankful in all cir-
cumstances, but I was not there
at that moment.
I finished unloading the trail-
er and hopped back into the



Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello. My
name is John, and I try to listen to
your show whenever I can. On
occasion I have heard you men-
tion, "Do not feed any stray wild
animals!" Well, I have a small
family of raccoons on my proper-
ty that I have been feeding for
about a month. They are so
adorable, and it really seems
harmless. Why is. it such a bad
idea?
Thank you. John from Loxa-
hatchee.
A: Well hey John, and thank
you for tuning in to the show. You
should call in sometime! OK,
Feeding wild raccoons is a bad
idea, no matter how cute they are.
The problem you are creating is a
dependency and, teaching them it
is ok to approach humans! If you
provide feed for them, they will
not hunt for themselves. Also,
they may start to come closer, or
into your home thinking you are
"OK". John did you know that
raccoons are one of the top rabies
carriers? What if you were bitten?
You would have to go through a
series of shots as a prevention! So,
I strongly recommend you stop
feeding them ASAP. Take care
John, Doc Savvy.

Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Is it true
that antifreeze kills pets? Myriah in
Belle Glade.
A: Hello Myriah, yes, it is true.
Antifreeze has a chemical in it
called ethylene glycol and it is


truck, looking forward to a nice,
hot, cleansing shower. I turned
the key. RR-RR-RR-RR. Nothing. I
tried again with the same
results. I couldn't believe what
was happening. Nothing I did
helped to start
that truck.
With a few
thoughts of
truck homi-,
cide, I hiked
about two
miles to the
nearest house,
followed
closely by a Pastor
swarm of flies JohnHicks
that seemed
very attracted to my garbage
perfume, which had soured
even more in the heat.
I knocked on the door of the
house and asked if I could use
her phone one look and one
whiff and she said she would
make the call for me. The camp
ranger was heading out, so I
hiked back to the truck with my
fly entourage. I was not a happy
camper.


Waiting always seems to take
an eternity and such was. the
case here. Finally, the ranger's
truck arrived, and I shared my
misery. He opened up the hood
of the truck, looked around for a
minute, then reached over and
tightened the battery cable. The
truck started right up. I couldn't
believe that all of my turmoil
could have been solved so sim-
ply. A friend of mine shared
something that I didn't appreci-
ate so much at the time, but
appreciate more now: "Some-
times we are stuck on the
garbage piles of life because we
are not connected to our power
source."
The statement is more true
than we sometimes realize.
Many times a solution to the
problems we are facing can be
found w%,hen \ve connect to our-
power source. God is our power
source. Prayer is one strong way
we connect to Him.
As American troops are fight-
ing overseas, as our nation faces
some decisions which will
change the lives of its' people, as


we find ourselves stranded on
our individual garbage piles we
have to deal with in life, a call is
going out today for all people of
our United States to connect to
our power source. Today, May
5th, is the 54th annual National
Day of Prayer.
The National Day of Prayer
provides each of us with a pow-
erful opportunity and reminder
to come together and bow our
heads in prayer and ask God to
bless our leaders with wisdom
and discernment, to turn our
nation from its ungodly ways,
and to bless our community, our
schools, our children, our
churches, our families, and our-
selves.
This year's theme is "God
Shed His Grace On Thee" and is
based on Hebrews 4:16 "Let
us then approaeh.lhe. throne of
grace with confidence so that
We myrTeceI e rmercy and find
grace in our time of need." In
other words, to find mercy and
grace and help in our time of
need, let us make sure we con-
nect to our Power Source!


Letter to the Editor


extremely toxic. Antifreeze for
some reason has a attractive taste
to it, which seems to attract pets!
There are some pet friendly
antifreeze products out on the
market, but I don't know enough
about them to comment. Ethyl-
ene Glycol causes an acute onset
of renal failure, so in other words,
it puts your pet into kidney failure
ASAP! And it is not common to
remedy the problem with a good
prognosis. Treatment is very time
sensitive! .There are other com-
mon household products with
ethylene glycol in it too. Liquid
Plumber is one of them, so be
careful! Great question Myriah.
Thanks, Doc Savvy.


Glades County Vets


have new Veteran's


Services Officer


Glades County Veterans have
a new advocate. Willie Ridge-
way, a retired Marine Sergeant
Major is now available to help.
The office is located in the Amer-
ican Legion Building off Baker
Highway and River Road in
Moore Haven and is open Tues-
day and Wednesday from 8 a.m.
to noon.- From May 8 through
May 13, the office will close


while Mr. Ridgeway attends a
veteran's training program in
Jacksonville, Florida.
Mr. Ridgeway will be catching
up on the administrative work
and is looking forward to help-
ing all veterans and/or their fami-
lies in any way possible. The Vet-
erans' Service Office telephone
number is (863) 227-0619ave
New Veteran's Services


"I Remember Mama"

My mother was a quiet, little
reserved lady, one you would not
think of as having a sense of
humor, but she did.
One of the funniest incidents
that I recall was when one fun lov-
ing cousin and I took my mother
to Knotts Berry Farm in California.
While some of us went one way,
my cousin spirited my mother to
the "Old Time Picture Gallery"
and had her pose on a Bucking
Bronco. Now what made it so
funny was that mother sat on it in
such a dignified manner! Imagine
our surprise when we saw this
wonderful picture.
Mrs. Virgina Douglas


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Dogs attack Bellle Belle Glades Arrest Report


Glade policeman


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Two vicious
dogs attacked a Belle Glade
police officer, who was caught
by surprise by the roaming dogs.
The dogs managed to bite the
officer, who is now in good con-
dition and expected to make a
quick recovery.
The dogs seized the officer,
with the dogs grabbing at both
of his legs, before another officer
stepped in to help.
Officers were called to the
600 Northwest Avenue L, where
dispatch reported that someone
at the Morales Produce Business
was in need of help. The person
who called for help was inside of
a green pick up truck near the
site.
When he arrived, Sergeant E.
Britt exited his patrol car while a
second officer, D. Smith,
approached the person who had
made the call for help.
According to Sergeant Britt,
"Suddenly there appeared in
front of me two mongrel-type
dogs, both growling and
snarling."
The dogs immediately
attacked, lunging at him and
grabbing hold to each of the offi-
cer's legs. The two dogs, a medi-
um-sized black dog and a small,
tan dog one is thought to have
been a Pitbull -. continued to
attack the officer.
"I attempted to fight the dogs
off, and at one time grabbed
each dog and was holding them
off of my legs, but they managed
to slip free and continued biting
my legs," Sergeant Britt said.


Officer Smith, taking note of
the attack, went to aid his part-
ner and sprayed pepper spray on
the dogs to get them to stop
attacking.
Only then was Sergeant Britt
able to get away from- the dan-
ger, though in a painful state
from the multiple bite wounds
he suffered.
Emergency workers were
called in to the scene and treated
Sergeant Britt while Officer
Smith continued to hold back
the dogs. Police Chief Albert
Dowdell also arrived at the scene
and personally helped keep the
dogs from getting out of the area
and attacking anyone else.
One of the dogs had to be
shot because he could not be
contained, while the other was
captured by personnel with the
animal department.
Sergeant Britt suffered mod-
erate wounds to his left calf, his
right knee and his right thigh.
The dogs penetrated his left fore-
arm and the inside of his right
wrist. He was taken to Glades
General Hospital, where he
received a tetanus shot.
According to the police, the
dogs had been roaming the area
before the attack. It is unknown
how they escaped, but it is
believed that one of the dogs
belonged to the owner of a near-
bY mechanic shop. Authorities
will be following up on any sub-
sequent action to the owner or
owners of the dogs, though it .is
uncertain at this point what that
may be.


April 25: Juvenile, 17, Burglary
April 25: Juvenile. 15, Burglary
April 25: Juvenile, 15, Burglary,
Criminal Mischief
April 26- Johnnie B. Mays, 59,
Criminal Mischief
April 26: Hector Perez, 21, Pos-
session of Cocaine
April 27: Thomas Robert Mall,
62, Animal Cruelty
April 27: Juvenile, 16, Burglary,
Resisting arrest without Violence
April 27: Juvenile, 16, Burglary,
Possession of Burglary tools
April 28: Juvenile, 17, Shooting
into Occupied Vehicle Escape
April 28: Jessie Simmons, 30,


Aggravated Battery
April 29: Tracy Bridges, 23,
Warrant-Retail Theft
April 30.: Rommel Pierrot, 29,
Battery
April 30: Silvar 0. Bean 24,
Unauthorized Possession of Other
Drivers License
April 30: Clifford Kitchen, 25,
Domestic Assault
May 1: Mary Royal, 54, Retail
Theft
May 1: Juvenile, 16, Possession
of Dairy Crate, Possession of
Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana


Crimestoppers


Crimestoppers
wanted fugitive
Crimestoppers of Palm Beach
County is asking for public assis-
tance in locating wanted fugitive
Antonio Eulalio Arebalo.
He is described as a white
male, 5'8" tall, with brown hair,
brown eyes, and weighs 175
pounds. His last known address
was Trailer Park, in South Bay.
Arebalo is wanted for Failure to
Appear: Possession of cocaine.
Call (800) 458-TIPS (8477) if you
know the whereabouts of Areba-
6lo. Callers can remain anony-
mous and may be eligible for a
$1,000 reward.


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D.A.R.E. to be good
Hendry County Sheriff's Office Sergeant and Drug Abuse
Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Coordinator Barbara
Brown accepts a check from Steve Williams of Disabled
American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 144 in the amount of
$500, as John Schall, Joe Oliver, Millard Wagnon, and
Sheriff Ronnie Lee watch the presentation. The popular
program, designed to keep students away from drugs
and violence, is being reintroduced to Hendry County
Schools by Sheriff Lee and the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office. For more information, or to make a donation to
the D.A.R.E. program, please contact Sgt. Brown at (863)
674-4060 or (863) 983-1440.



Pahokee Arrest Report


April 11 Juvenile, 15, BF, Bat-
tery
April 11-Juvenile, 17, BM, Sex-
ual Battery, Robbery
April 11 Juvenile, 16 BM, Rob-
bery Battery, Sexual Battery
April 12- Juvenile, 16, BM, Bat-
tery/Jail
Aprll3 -Paul Eriles, 24, BM,
Burglary, Fail to Appear
April Juvenile, 15, BF Assault
(Domestic) Resist Arrest w/Vio-
lence
April 20-Junenile, 17, BF, Bat-
tery
April 22-Gregory Dent, 36, BM,


VOP Poss. of Cocaine and
Poss. of Marijuana
April 26- Angela James, 42 BF,
FTA-ROR
April 28- Cory carter, 25, BM,
Poss. of Cocaine, Gambling,
Resisting Defiler
April 28-Hershie Hobbs, 24,
BM, Poss. Cannabis, intent to sell
. April 28- Jesstraius Dortch, 20,
BM, Contempt Arrest
April 28- Edward Collins, 44,
BM, Home Invasion
April 28-Charlie McKeiton, 48,
BM, Drug Equipment Expired DL


Courtesy pholo
Hendry County Sheriff's investigators shut down a house of
prostitution in the Oak Haven Trailer Park recently. Both
prostitutes and their 'Johns" were taken into custody.


HCSO busts house


of prostitution
SHendry County Sheriff Ronnie booked into the H
Lee has announced that an inves- Jail. Santos Rosio, 7
tigation into prostitution has led receiving monies
to the closing of a house of prosti- tion in his presence
tution in trailer number 8 located sion of a 14-inch s
at the Oak Haven Trailer Park at concealed in his b
2288 CR 78. concealed in his b
Members of the HCSO Crimi- Guisselle Chinchill
nal Investigations Unit spearhead- Anay Hernandez a
ed the successful operation. Cornelio Pineda
* As a result of the investigation charged with enga
the following were arrested and tution.


[endry County
'1 years old, for
from prostitu-
:e and posses-
sheathed knife
elt, 43-year-old
la, 21-year-old
nd 20-year-old
were each
aging in prosti-


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From black nothing to black gold


How her soil became her fortune


By Ashley Tripp
Glades Historical Society
Dr. Robert Verrill Allison was
born June 25, 1895 on a farm in
Stryker, Ohio. He came to Belle
Glade in 1926 as vice-director of
the University of Florida's new
agricultural research center, the
Everglades Experiment Station.
Dr. Allison is most notably
known for being the soil chemist
who unlocked the secrets to suc-
cessfully growing crops in the
rich enigmatic Everglades soil
known as peat. The secrets are
known as the "Four Horsemen
of the Everglades Agriculture"
and are the four missing trace
elements copper, man-
ganese, zinc and boron need-
ed to make the peat soil suitable
.for growing crops and raising
livestock.
Because of Dr. Allison's scien-
tific research of the Everglades'
soil, what once was hundreds of
thousands of acres of unproduc-
tive land is now and has been for
nearly a century one of the high-
est yielding agricultural areas in
the world.
Dr. Allison was very well edu-
cated in soil science. He attend-
ed Purdue University where he


received in 1920 his Bachelor of
Science degree in soils. He then
attended Rutgers University on a
scholarship where he received
his M.S. in 1921 and his PhD in
soil chemistry in 1923. While
attending Rutgers he worked in
the science laboratory under the
instruction of Dr. Selman Waks-
man, the famous Russian soil
microbiologist who is credited
for discovering the antibiotic
streptomycin from a soil
microorganism.
In 1924, Dr. Allison traveled to
England where he did his post-
doctoral study at Rothamsted,
the world's oldest agriculture
research center and pioneering
contributor to soil science.
Upon returning to the United
States, Dr. Allison- was spon-
sored in a joint study of Cuban
soils with Hugh H. Bennett, the
father of the U. S. soil conserva-
tion and the first Chief of the Soil
Conservation Service. They
were in Cuba for two years
(1925-26) analyzing all of the
island's soils and documenting
their findings in the book, "The
Soils of Cuba," which Cuba uses
to this day as a valuable agricul-
tural resource.


Days before Dr. Allison's
arrival in the fall of 1926, Belle
Glade was hit by a hurricane
which left water standing for
weeks making it unsuitable for
research and farming. Once he
was able to settle in, he began
his aggressive research to find
out why some plants sprouted,
grew, and then failed. Just
before his scientific break-
through, the infamous 1928
storm struck B.elle Glade leaving
devastation, and destruction
everywhere and leaving the sta-
tion with a staff of only two, Dr.
Allison and George Tedder.
For the next six years, Dr. Alli-
son worked tirelessly in his soil
research at the station before
being "borrowed" for two years
to do the Cuban soil surveys. In
1936 he returned to the Universi-
ty of Florida in Gainesville as
Head of the Soil Chemistry
Department until 1944 when he
returned to Belle Glade as the
Everglades Experiment Station's
vice-director in charge. In 1952,
the station appointed him Fiber
Technologist because of the'
growing interest in the durable
fabric ramie, a fiber-producing
plant, which Dr. Allison original-


ly introduced to the experiment
station during his first few years
there. He concentrated his last
25 years of research to ramie
and is considered the "father of
ramie".
Other noteworthy accom-
plishments and achievements by
Dr. R.V. Allison are:
1939 founding charter mem-
ber and chairman of the Soil and
Crop Science of Society of Flori-
da.
Completed the first aerial
map of the state of Florida which
proved to be very useful for the
rapid growth of the 1950s.
Llife member of the Ameri-
can Association for the Advance-
ment of Science.
Listed in Who's Who in
American Scientists.
Author of many bulletins and
articles in his field.
Dr. Allison and his passion in
soil and farming research are
chief contributors of Florida's
agricultural and economic suc-
cess for the past century. The
history of Belle Glade and other
surrounding Palm Beach County
communities (Canal Point,
Pahokee, South Bay, and Lake
Harbor) are indebted to him and
the University of Florida for their
scientific achievements and dis-
coveries that turned their
swamp into a sugar bowl.


Winners announced for 'Treemendous' contest


BELLE GLADE On Satur-
day, April 23, the City of Belle
Glade held its annual "Great
American Cleanup," which is
sponsored by the Solid Waste
Authority (SWA) and Keep Palm
Beach County Beautiful, Inc.
(KPBCB). Several local neigh-
borhoods were cleaned up as
well as Main Street, which the
Belle Glade Chamber of Com-
merce sponsored.
Over 34 tons of trash and lit-
ter were collected that day by
140-registered volunteers, city
employees and chamber mem-
bers. Many thanks to Barbara
Bell-Spence, Johnny Gooden,
Maggie Sallet, and Linda Towell
for planning this event and to the
host of sponsors and volunteers
who made such a positive
impact in our community.
In conjunction with the
"Great American Cleanup Day",
the Chamber announced the,
winners of the!r first ever
."TREEmendous BteauiiCdaor
Contesi" Cornesta.ints were
judged by Lourdes Ferris, the
executive director of KPBCB,
Joanna Aiken and Heather
Wayde, both liaisons of SWA.
Winners were selected based
upon the overall, most improve-
ments made to beautify the exte-
rior of their property grounds
and/or building.
First place prize of $1,500 was
awarded to Gove Elementary
School for the creation of their
1st grade reading garden, which
.gave the previously lifeless area


a very vibrant and inviting place
for reading. Second place prize
of $1,000 was given to Wee Care
Child Development Center for
the admirable paint job of their
facility as well as landscaping
the grounds and making a new
sign. Third place prize of $500
was awarded to Glades Day
School for enhancing their cam-
pus with.landscaping, especially
in their.,courtyard and around


their newly painted sign, which
is very attractive to those passing
by. In addition to these winners,
KPBCB sponsored the tied
-fourth place winners, Taco Bell
and The Paint Store and More,
with $250 each for their out-
standing improvements.
The Chamber is thrilled with
the community spirit displayed
in all of the contestants' efforts
and hard work. They believe the


intent to increase beautification
awareness was met by all the
contestants and deserve every-
one's applause. The Chamber
sends its "thanks" to all involved
in making their first annual
"TREEmendous" Beautification
Contest a worthwhile endeavor.


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

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


Copies of the Proposed Changes
Are Available By Contacting:
Jean Prowant, Principal
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Children in Pahokee will have a new place to cool off,
thanks to a contribution of $250,000 in recreation bond
funds from Commissioner Tony Masilotti. The city plans
to build a new splash park next to the library..The "spray-
ground" will feature fountains, swings and climbing appa-
ratus with an array of water jets and hoses. Pictured (1-r)
are City Commissioners Gary McEntire and Allie Biggs,
Commissioner Masilotti, Mayor J.P. Sasser, City Commis-
sioner Henry Crawford and Vice Mayor Keith Babb.


Pahokee to wait on new police chief


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE City Manager Lillie
Latimore told commissioners and
residents that she would like to
hold off on the city filling the vacant
police chief slot until later this year.
With a slew of new and recent
hires at city hall, she said she would
like the opportunity to see the
important positions comfortable in
their new roles before adding any.
more employees to the top ranks at
the city chief of police included.
The city manager conveyed that
thought to the community at a
recent city meeting, held in Paho-
kee April 26, in response to a ques-
tion from a commissioner inquir-


which has lured some of the
employees away.
According to Ms. Latimore, the
city, in only the last few months,
has hired a new city clerk, a new
human resources person and
finance director and added a con-
tract compliance officer and an
assistant to the city manager.
"In even large organizations, the
change of three positions is already
too much," she said after the meet-
ing.
To focus the city's efforts at sta-
bilization, she hopes the commis-
sion will agree that waiting a few
months will be the best way to
approach the hiring of the new


accept the applications.
Until today, the city has received
less than a handful of applicants to
inquire about the position and sub-
mit their resumes for review.
City staff will review all entries
following the official advertisement
for the job.
Ms. Latimore remains mindful
of the community's push to select a
new chief as quick as possible. Fol-
lowing the resignation of the for-
mer police chief, under what the
city has described as lackluster per-
formance, the community has
wondered what would happen to
the empty slot.


ing as to the process. chief. Almost immediately following
Recent disruptions in the hierar- She calls the flood of hires a the former chief's departure, the
chy at city hall have led to the resig- "shock" to the city's administra- city named Detective Calipto Gon-
nations of a number of employees. tion. "I'm stretched in 2,000 direc- zalez to the interim police chief
With such a high turnover rate, city tions trying to get them settled," position, which he has held for
staff continues working through Ms. Latimore said. approximately two months how.
the transition and adapt to the new The city manager asked the Though the commission has
faces, Ms. Latimore explained. commission to support her recom- 'expressed approval for Chief Gon-
The city manager told the com- mendation to hold off on the deci- zalez's performance thus far, the
mission in the past that most of the sion until the end of summer, when city manager said she would like to
resignations were of people look- she imagined the city would select offer a fair opportunity to all appli-
ing to expand their careers by pur- the new chief. cants.
suing other projects in the corpo- The process, though, would "I know that'* not what the peo-
rate and governmental arenas. The begin in July, with the city advertis- pie want to hear," said Ms. Lati-
city of Pahokee cannot compete ing for the position at that time and more, "but it would be worse to
with the pay of other organizations, allowing a grace period in which to keep adding new people."









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Tater Toter open under new


By Tracy Whirls
The Tater Toter, a perennial
favorite among Moore Haven's
lunch time crowd, is open under
new ownership, with an expanded
menu for breakfast and lunch.
Owned by Suzanne Harper, the
Tater Toter, located at 401 North
Fourth Street in Moore Haven,
between Sunrise Appliance and
Mickey's Bait and Tackle, has been
remodeled with new flooring,
open air dining out front and a gen-
erally spruced up look, complete
with flowers and a bright yellow
paint job. The restaurant's Cyber
Caf gives guests the opportunity
to check their e-mail while their
lunch is prepared.
Open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday-Saturday, and Sundays 7-
11 a.m., the expanded breakfast
menu includes the traditional
homemade biscuits and sausage
gravy, as well as Sausage Egg and
Cheese Biscuits and Thomas'
Everything Bagels: A recentspecial'
on the menu included "Sunrise
over Hooterville," a browned,
sliced potato topped with sausage
gravy and poached eggs and also


ourtesy photo
Glades County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
Lisa Langdale welcomes Suzanne Harper, the new owner of
the Tater Toter, to town. Watch for "tater dollars," good for
luncheon discounts or free ice tea and other specials.


feature the French Biscuit, like
French Toast but only better.
New entrees on the lunch menu
include Texas Chili Dogs and pulled
pork sandwiches, in addition to the
lIulledr baked potlAo
The stuffed baked potatoes are
of course what gives the Tater Toter


its name and its fame and these fea-
ture premium No. 1 baked Idaho
potatoes, smothered with a variety
of sauces, ranging from the
Sausage Gravy Tater, to the Cheese
N Burger Tater, the Cowboy Tater,
featuring barbecued pork, the All
American Tater with hot dog,


TALLAHASSEE Florida's Chief
Financial Officer Tom Gallagher
said last week that early financial
education is the key to teaching
young people about how money
works and how to use it wisely. As
part of National Teach Children to
Save Day, Mr. Gallagher is encour-
aging parents to talk with their chil-
dren about the importance of sav-
ing and offered free piggy bank
wrappers to help children develop
healthy savings habits.
"Children catch on quickly to the
idea of saving. They save everything
from stickers to coupons at the gro-
cery store to giveaways at restau-
rants. Our hope is that these catchy
wrappers will encourage children
to start saving their pennies, nickels,
dimes and quarters too," said Mr.
Gallagher,.who oversees the Depart-
ment of Financial Services. "Good
habits start early and healthy money
skills last a lifetime."
With the wrappers, parents can
make a bank out of an empty 2-liter
soda bottle. The wrappers can be
downloaded from the department
s website at www.fldfs.com.
Parents are encouraged to ask
their child to write his or her name
on the wrapper, a savings goal and
the amount that must be saved to
attain that goal.
Mr. Gallagher said he also hopes
that educators will use the free
wrappers as a tool to teach their stu-
dents about saving and planning.


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baked beans, onions and topped
with melted American cheese, a
Grilled Chicken Tater, or the latest
additions to the menu, the Shrimp
Alfredo Tater, stuffed with small
shrimp and topped with Garlic
Alfredo Sauce or Garlic Scampi
Sauce, or the Steak 'N' Tater, featur-
ing thin-sliced steak, grilled onions,
au jus and steak sauce smothered
with mozzarella cheese.
Or you can have your Tater Your
Way, with a variety of vegetables,
including broccoli or cauliflower,
mozzarella, cheddar or American
cheese, spaghetti sauce, ranch
dressing, or bacon bits, sour cream
and chives.
To top it off, Tater Toter also
offers fresh homemade peach cob-
bler, bread pudding or cookies for
desert.
Delivery is available with a mini-
mum $20 order. Orders can be
phoned in at (863) 946-0372 or
order online at
order@tatertoter.com. Daily spe-
cials are faxed to local businesses
every morning and curbside serv-
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Last fall, Mr. Gallagher launched
a comprehensive public education
campaign Your Money, Your Life
- to promote financial literacy
among Floridians of all ages and
economic levels. Some sugges-
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value of money include:
Teach your child the impor-
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ings visible and real, build savings
in a piggy bank or open up their
own savings account. If your finan-
cial institution doesn't offer special
children's accounts with no fees


and no minimum balances, ask if
arrangements can be made.
Make saving fun. Some banks
have kids clubs where members
get newsletters or receive balloons
when they make deposits. If your
financial institution doesn't offer
this, use another positive reward.
Kids love to get mail, so keep an
eye out for their monthly state-
ment. This will help them see the
gradual effect of interest on their
balance.
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By Tracy Whirls
It's not often that a successful
retailer' from Fort Lauderdale
decides to locate his second
store in Moore Haven, but that's
exactly what Dave Grego, owner
of Sunrise Appliance, now open
at 401 U.S. Hwy 27, in Moore
Haven did.
According to Jim Grego, who
lives in Venus and manages the
Moore Haven store, his brother
was driving through Moore
Haven to visit, came over the
bridge, saw the building and
decided the city needed an
appliance store.
"Where else can you go to
get appliances, except Clewis-
ton or Okeechobee or the coast?
There's nothing close," Mr.
Grego observed.
So David Grego, who also
owns a successful Sunrise Appli-
ance Store in Davie, across the
street from the Hard Rock Caf,
decided to open a second store
in Moore Haven, purchasing and
remodeling the former Miller's
Meat Market building, painting
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Appliance, to Moore Haven. The store, which offers
Frigidaire appliances, new and scratch and dent with full fac-
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store, are also available, all
under a full 90-day warranty.
Sunrise Appliances offers
competitive prices.
"Our prices never change, we
don't run sales we don't have
to," Mr. Grego said, challenging
prospective customers to com-
pare their prices with larger
retail operations on the coast.
"We want to provide a serv-
ice to the community for the
people of Glades County and the
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pany, and Hayward Sanders.


rs place sixth at meet


Lady Tigei
By Mark Young
Clewiston High School's Lady
Tigers placed sixth overall, out of
40 teams vying for the regional
championship, which took place
April 23, but also returned a
regional champ and a regional
championship relay squad.
Senior Alisa Abreu, senior
Everlyn Thompson, sophomore
Tequilla Weston, freshman Mary
Hegley, and sophomore Curtissa
Franklin combined to Win the
4x400-meter relay race, emerging
as regional champs, and securing
a spot in the state championship
finals with a winning time. of
4:14.21.
Joining the Lady Tiger relay
team as champions was Nichole
Pope who dominated the regional
shot put action with a victorious
toss of 36'08". Pope's winning
shot put throw powered her to
victory by just under three feet.
Earning valuable points for
Clewiston was Teadra Jackson,
who captured tenth place in the
dicus and Thompso took fifth in
the long jump. Clewiston's
mighty relay team was not done
making noise as individuals from
the squad separated to accom-
plish some impressive individual
feats, as well.
Weston sprinted her way into


third place in the premier 100-
meter dash event while teammate
Thompson finished sixth overall.
Hegley would also get a sixth
place finish with her performance
in the 400-meter dash while West-
on was back in medal form with a
third place effort in the 200-meter
dash.
The Academy of Holy Names
earned the top spot with 70.5
points, Immokalee was second
with 66 points, Hernando was
third with 54 points, Lake Wales
was fourth with 51 points, Bishop
Verot was fifth with 44.5 points,
and the Lady Tigers representing
Clewiston High School finished
sixth with 42 points.
Eighteen other schools fin-
ished behind Clewiston in points
while several other squads repre-
senting another 15 schools did
not compile points or did not field


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By Mark Young
It's been a record-setting year
for the Lady Terriers of Moore
Haven High School and the prover-
bial icing on the cake came at the
April 26-27 district championship
tournament, where the Lady Terri-
ers emerged with their first ever dis-
trict title.
After opening up their season
with an 8-2 loss at the hands of the
Lady Tigers from Clewiston, Moore
Haven launched an incredible run,
winning nine out of their next 11
games and splitting their season
finales with a 6-6 record. Their 15
victories, including a 6-2 record
over district opponents, saw the
Lady Terriers enter the district tour-
nament as the team to beat, with a
number one seed.
It didn't take long for Moore
Haven to set the standard with a
21-0 thrashing of Evangelical after
getting a first round bye. St. John
Neumann put up a stiffer battle,.
especially considering Moore
Haven had beaten them twice dur-
ing the regular season by a com-
bined score of 19-0, but the Lady
Terriers dumped their final oppo-
nent 1-0 Io take the districI title.
It was Moore Haven's ninth
shutout of the year and gave them
their 17th season victory, as the
squad prepares for regionals,
which they will host as district
champs.
Head coach Chris Goodwin
said the Lady Terriers accom-
plished a lot of firsts this season.
'"After losing four seniors from
last year's team, we had to reload
and in doing so, did it with six,
eighth graders, making this the
youngest team ever at Moore
Haven, in softball," he said. "It is
also the first time Moore Haven has
beaten state power 3A Key West,
the first time they have -beaten St.
John Neuman twice during a sea-
son and then extended it to three


Courtesy photo
The Lady Terriers, of Moore Haven High School captured the school's first ever softball dis-
trict championship after sweeping through their competition this past weekend in the 2A
tournament. Moore Haven will now host a regional semi-final game.


after winning the district final"
This was also the first time the
Lady Terriers entered the district
tournament as the number one
seed and after Evangelical knocked
off Cantebury 23-12, but was little
match to the overpowering Lady
Terriers who put on an offensive
showcase, backed by solid pitch-,
ing from Sera Griffin and Megan
Randolph who combined to throw
the one-hit 21-0 shutout.
The victory pitted Moore Haven
against St. John Neumann who
had defeated Community School
of Naples, the only team to have
achieved the upper hand against
Moore Haven during the regular
season. It proved to be a battle.
Randolph was a blistering force
from the mound, striking out 15,
with no walks, and only allowing
three hits. But the pitching was
equally effective from the other
side, and it took more than seven


innings before the Lady Terriers
found the chink in the armor to
capture the game and champi-
onship.
Susan Mathis drew a lead off
walk in the seventh, but a failed
bunt attempt left a solo runner
aboard with one out. Sierra Dionne
made it safely to first to avoid the
double play and Dionne stole sec-
ond base as Moore Haven's next
hitter went down on strikes, leav-
ing a runner in scoring position,
but with two outs on the board in
the final inning.
The throw down to second
went awry, getting by the infielders
and just past the glove of the cen-
terfielder. Coach Goodwin gam-
bled that Dionne could make it
home before the Lady Celtic could
gather in the loose ball and make
the throw, and the gamble paid off
with Dionne scoring the winning
run.


An exact date and time of the
regional tournament was not avail-
able at press time, but the Lady Ter-
riers will host the regional quarter-
finals against Tampa Prep with a 7
p.m. game time scheduled.
Dionne is the squad's only sen-
ior this year and it was fitting for her
to touch home plate for the district-
winning moment. Griffin and
Whitney Ball are the team's only
juniors. Megan Randolph and
Chantell Morris make up the
team's two sophomores and the
rest of the squad are made up of
eighth graders.
They include Macy Randolp,
Alisha Beck, Mathis, Kara Ander-
son, Ashanti Shepherd, and Jessica
Echols. Freshman Kristen Taylor,
freshman Kaylee McQuern, eighth
grader Marci Garcia, and freshman
Jalessa Gadson also joined up with
the varsity squad following the
conclusion of their JV season.


Sports Briefs


Soccer registrations
Soccer registrations for the
upcoming youth soccer leagues
will only.last two more days only at
the Clewiston Middle School cafe-
teria. No late registrations will be
accepted. Registration will be held
May 7, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., and
May 21 from 9 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
in Clewiston
The Clewiston Cougars are
seeking football and cheerleader
coaches for the 2005 season. Any-
one interested in volunteering


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please contact April White or Char-
lene Forde. The league has also
formed, a new board. The new
members are: President Ben Cut-
shaw, Vice President Charles Fel-
ton, Treasurer Charlene Forde
(228-3986), Secretary April White
(228-7887), Athletic Director Rick
Benjamin, Jose Casas, Melvin
Brooks, Al Gary, and Ray Tolbert.

Travel baseball
has new teams
Clewiston welcomes AAU trav-
el baseball with two new, travel
teams for ages 12 and under and
for those 14 and under. Home
games are played at the Sugarland
Park Sports Complex. Admission is
free. Concessions are available. All
games are double-headers. Follow


the league and standings online at
www.AAUGOLDCOST.org; for
more information, contact John
Davis at (239) 253-8576.

More coaching
help needed
The Clewiston Youth Baseball
League is still in need of sponsors
and umpires for the upcoming
youth baseball season. If you
would like to get involved in spon-
soring a team or purchasing a ban-
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228-0475. Umpires are also needed
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enough members to qualify for a
team score.
Pope's first place performance
and Weston's third place efforts,
as well as the mile relay team's
regional championship output,
saw them all head to the state
championships.
Weston posted at least one top
10, with her time in the 200, the
mile relay team finished 11th, and
Pope would conclude the state
meet with an impressive fourth
place effort, launching the heavy
ball a full foot further than what
claimed her the regional champi-
onship.
"Even though Nicole Pope was
the only girl to place at the state
meet, the Clewiston girls put forth
a tremendous effort and they all
posted their best times of the
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Children's advocates
are needed
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to rep-
resent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected chil-
dren before the court, social serv-
ice agencies and the community.
No special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good judgment and a commit-
ment to helping a child. Atten-
dance at three training sessions
held in Fort Myers is required.
Please contact Kelie Hedrick at:
(239) 461-4360 or (800) 269-6210
for more information, and to
reserve your space for training.
Mentors needed
Moore Haven Elementary
School (MHES) needs you. Do you
have one hour a week to spend
with a student? Some students are
struggling in math, reading, or just
need some extra attention from a
caring adult who will listen. If you
are able to volunteer one hour or
more a week between 8 a.m. and


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D. New Port Richey, designat-
ed in 1990. $17 million in inves-
ment, 39 businesses; 96 jobs. Site
of Cotee River Seafood Festival
and Boat Show more than 100
boats. Some docked above
ground. They did a market study,
to determine what people wanted
downtown, and progress energy
put a big office downtown,
installed an art gallery inside.
They restored the Suncoast The-
ater, utilizing a-fa ade improve-
ment grant (HUD) which includes
signage. Now,host monthly the-
ater openings and a number of art
galleries.
E. St. Cloud designated in
1999. Already $10 million in
investment; 84 businesses creat-
ed, 167 jobs. Home of Bela Luna's
coffee shop Main street grant
funded signage/awnings. A Jam-
mer's Music Store, opened by an
existing business seeking to
expand, attracted by incentives,
converted derelict/glorified thrift
store. Houses recording studio
and rents band instruments, gen-
erating 350 a day in foot traffic.
City acquired Woman's Club
buildingg, below market value,
used as temporary city hall while
new hall was built. Building was
rehabed and in exchange Club
meets there free forever.
Issue a report each year, log-
ging volunteer hours, demon-
strates each year per parcel how
tax base has gone up. Used to
show banks how successful the
program is can't argue with the
numbers. One local bank con-
tributes $10,000 a year to the Main
Street program. Historic Band
shell, built by Union vets, used by


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of LaBelle and other interested
individuals, as well as staff from
the Southwest Florida Regional
Planning Council is working to
identify existing and approved
developments, preparing an
assessment of infrastructure and
regulatory needs, maps and
graphics, and will develop a
report of their findings to pres-
ent to the counties, city and
SWFRPC in August.
The proposed sector plan
would serve as an overlay for the
comprehensive plan in that
western Glades County area,
which includes a proposed
2,000-plus unit "rural village"
development planned by Lykes
Brothers near the new West
Glades Elementary School.
Development of a sector
plan, used for areas where
development is so hot it allows
special amendments to the


2 p.m. or during our after school
program from 3-4:30 p.m., call
Kristi Hingson at MHES to get
signed up. The school number is
(863) 946-0737.

Accountability report
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven 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, Saturday nights at 6 p.m.
Hamburgers, drinks and dessert
will be provided at a minimal cost.

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


local churches for monthly gospel
concerts.
F. Fort Pierce designated in
1988. $41 million in investment,
81 new businesses, 331 jobs cre-
ated. Restored Vaudeville theater
following design charette asking
what community wants down-
town. Restaurant open at night.
Waterfront community. Arcade
building built in 1926, features
local artist murals. Public/private
investment. FIND Federal inland
Navigation grant used for some
civic waterfront projects. Manatee
observation center/mockeki bar,
first Friday festival brings people
downtown.
John Martz said if the city's
willing to go forward with Main
Street CRA, the EDC is willing to
partner anyway it can. There are
organizations and companies
who would love to step up to the
plate to help the city and the EDC
make Glades County a better
place.
Overall, the response of city
officials, others at the meeting
seemed positive. At the May 4 reg-
ular city council meeting the EDC
is expected to ask the council to
consider several things:
1.) Adopting a resolution
authorizing the EDC to make
application to the Secretary of
State to create a Main Street pro-
gram in Moore Haven. Resolution
will be faxed for inclusion in the
packet.
2.) Readopt Ordinance No.
241, originally adopted. Nov. 4,
1997, creating a community rede-
velopment agency, conferring the
powers of the CRA to the LPA,
establishing the redevelopment
trust fund, and the redevelopment
boundaries, etc. Please note,
however, that the CRA does not
appear to include the entire city
limits, as I had first thought, so


comp plans for the region, is rec-
ommended in recognition of
projections that growth in the
area north of the Caloosahatch-
ee River is projected to mush-
room from a current population
of 14,000 to 100,000-plus over 30
years.
According to David Crawford
of SWFRPC, who chairs the
committee, the sector plan
would include visioning activi-
ties and public input to address
the need for roads, water, sewer
and other infrastructure, and
would include land uses, archi-
tectural controls, set asides for
environmental/green space
needs and other issues.
Once resolutions in support
of the planning process are
obtained from each of the coun-
ties,, SWFRPC can seek Depart-
ment of Community Affairs
funding in support of the proj-
ect.
The DCA has expressed con-
cern that the area lacks the nec-
essary infrastructure to support
the level of growth projected in


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

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


some consideration might be
given to redrawing those bound-
aries. That might, however,
require that a new finding of
necessity be done. This will need
to be researched.
3.) Readopt resolution 97-9,
enacted Sept. 2, 1997, the "finding
of necessity," if necessary. ,
4.) Consider adopting Historic
Property Exemptions (tax incen-
tives) as outlined in Chapter
196.1961 and 196.1997 etc. as out-
lined in the Florida Statutes.
5.) Schedule a workshop
between city council, EDC, consti-
tutional officers and city staff, as
needed, to begin work on Main
Street application.
The following is a list of some
of the detailed work going into
the project:
A. The application calls for
information on major employ-
ers/demographics much of which
is available online.
B. CDBG status, tax status
C. Historical overview of the
community with pix of the area to
show what's here
D. Information to indicate
what the needs are and what we
expect to get out of the program
E. Our application would need
to site the buildings we have,
from the historic silrvey, with
present day photos: the Arcade,
the Hardstedt Building, the Lundy
Building, the Agape House, the
Masonic Lodge and the building
adjacent to it, Annetiques, the
Moore Haven hotel, the Rice
Motel, as well as the 1945 era
bungalows, including the Wester-
gaard House.
F. We would site the improve-
ments the city has already made
downtown: The riverwalk, city
park, city hall and the library, rest-
rooms etc. and plans the city has
regarding upgrading the existing


the area. Planners project that
for every 4,000 people, a fire sta-
tion, school and roadway will
need to be constructed.
In a related matter, Commis-
sioner Echols urged the com-
mission to move forward with
an impact fee study to assist in
offsetting the costs associated
with the proposed development.
"I'm a fiscal conservation,
but I will propose this county go


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ally or transitionally vacant.
$83 million is added to the
taxable property values of the
county, and $18.5 million is
added to the bank vaults, and
$35.3 million is added to county
personal income.
125,000 gallons of need for
fresh water, and 100,000 gallons
of sewerage needs to go "else-


Dr. Ed Humbert
Next to Hendry Regional
in Suite B
530 W. Sagamore Avenue


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

VFWPost #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Wednesday 10
a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-
10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10
a.m.-11 p.m., or later; and Sun-
day, 1-8 p.m. Happy hour is from
4-6 p.m., Monday through
Thursday. Dinner is served at 5
p.m. Tuesday evenings. Bar


boat dock, the water park etc. We.
could site the landscaping that's
already been done, and any plans
we might have for more land-
scaping/other improvements
downtown-like the additional
lighting installed to accommodate
Christmas on the Caloosahatch-
ee.
G. Photos of other areas avail-
able for improvements, for exam-
ple, the small city docks, areas
under the bridge, vacant lots, etc.
H. Will need support letters
from different businesses, civic
groups, government groups, not
form letters but explaining why
we want it here. Target: School
Board, county, 'Women's Club,
Historical Society, American
Legion, Lion's Club, Youth Live-
stock, Chamber, each community
association, Seminole Tribe.
Laura Lee Corbett, now a con-
sultant, formerly the Main Street
coordinator for the state said she
believes Moore Haven has a lot of
assets to work with. She said in
her last year as the state coordina-
tor, many communities without
as much existing historic stock as
we have were applying.
If our application is approved
and we become a newly designat-
ed Main Street community, the
site visit team, comprised of the
state coordinator, Joan Jefferson,
Laura Lee and some architects,
and other pros would visit to help
to formulate action plan. Likely
would begin with revising existing
charette, to figure out what we.
want to put where, fundraising
activities (including grant fund
opportunities, revolving loan
funds, charitable donations.)
This keeps us from applying
willy-nilly for grants, without hav-
ing a clear idea of what we want
to do.


into debt in order to find the
means to pay for proper studies
required to put impact fees on
the books," Commissioner
Echols said, expressing concern
that the Department of Commu-
nity Affairs will not approve
pending comprehensive plan
amendments if the county does
not demonstrate how potable
water, wastewater and road
improvements will be funded.


where," along with 4.5 tons of
trash.
1,300 more motor vehicles
will travel on the 2.5 miles of
two-lane road that should be
built, that may lead to the 10
additional acres of parks, and five
new classrooms we will need.
48 times more crimes will be
committed, leading to 6 more
persons residing in institutions
maintained by the public, where
the 2 persons employed.by the
county are oft believed to
-belong.


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available. Singles darts every On Saturday, hotdogs with kraut.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Cafeteria is are served at noon. Saturday
open from 5-8 p.m., Thursday dart doubles at 7 p.m.


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Thursday, May,4j 2005











First run for child abduction team proves successful


FT. MYERS The Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) is pleased to announce the
successful recovery of 12-year-old
Margarita Aguilar-Lopez who went
missing from Manatee County on
Tuesday. Margarita was located in
South Carolina by FDLE and FBI
special agents.
"We are extremely happy that
Margarita is safe. It was a total team
effort on the part of local, state and
federal law enforcement who did
outstanding investigative work,"
said FDLE Assistant Special Agent
in Charge Steve Emerson of the Ft.


Myers office.
The disappearance of Margarita
spurred the- first activation of the
Fort Myers Regional Child Abduc-
tion Response Team (CART). CART
was established earlier this year to
form a team of law enforcement
investigators and analysts through-
out the region that could respond
quickly to a reported abduction
and assist local law enforcement
with the investigation.
On Tuesday, FDLE was contacted
by the Bradenton Police Department
with the report of a missing child.
FDLE's Missing Children's Informa-


tion Clearinghouse, located in Talla-
hassee, quickly issued a missing
child alert across the state. The CART
was activated and responded to the
Bradenton Police Department.
Working from the intelligence
gathered by the BPD, agents began
interviewing witnesses and family
members. Information revealed
that Margarita had been missing
since Monday evening. Family
members waited to report her dis-
appearance to law enforcement
until the next morning. It was
believed that Margarita was with
Antonio Paulino-Perez, age 25.


Police learned that Paulino-Perez
may try to take Margarita out of the
state. An Amber Alert was issued
and law enforcement around the
country was notified of the descrip-
tion of the victim and the suspect
and a possible vehicle in which
they might be traveling.
Cart members continued to
work through the night Tuesday
and into Wednesday morning fol-
lowing approximately 80 tips gen-
erated through the Amber Alert sys-
tem. Through the use of a
confidential informant and inves-
tigative techniques, agents were


Attorney General sues health provider


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that he has sued a Collier County
mental health provider for submit-
ting more than 3,700 false claims to
receive more than $514,000 from
Florida's Medicaid program.
The lawsuit filed under Florida's
False Claims Act alleges that case
managers at David Lawrence Men-
tal Health Center routinely billed
Medicaid up to $40 per hour for
activity that was not eligible for
reimbursement by the Medicaid


program. Case managers submit-
ted claims for "targeted case man-
agement" to Medicaid for such
things as accompanying a recipient
to the beach for the day, attending
parties and carnivals, running per-
sonal errands for recipients, shop-
ping for and delivering a birthday
cake and snack chips, and taking
recipients to lunch.
"Florida is sending a message
that defrauding the Medicaid pro-
gram has consequences," said
Crist. "The taxpayers fund this life-


line that is designed to provide mary goal of targeted case man-
services for low income taxpayers. agement is to coordinate the provi-
While Medicaid is there is help sion of services by others.
needy patients, it was never intend- The Attorney General is seeking
ed to fund escorts for a trip to the triple damages for the amount
beach or to attend parties." falselv ,hmitted tn Medicaid fnra


The lawsuit alleges that when
David Lawrence Mental Health
Center provided actual case man-
agement services, case managers
routinely inflated the amount of
time claimed. The center then sub-
mitted those inflated claims to
Medicaid for payment. The pri-


able to locate Margarita and Pauli-
no-Perez at a Wal-Mart in Easley,
South Carolina at approximately
8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
The case is still under investigation
and charges are pending against
Paulino-Perez.
"The CART is a work in
progress," Emerson said. "But from
what I have seen during this case I
believe the CART will be extremely


helpful in cases in the future."
The CART in this case included
the Bradenton Police Department,
Manatee County Sheriff's Office,
FDLE, FBI, Immigration and Cus-
toms Enforcement, and the Nation-
al Center for Missing and Exploited
Children. FDLE is working with
local, state and federal law enforce-
ment agencies to establish CART
across the state.


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total of more than $1.5 million,
plus $10,000 for each false claim
submitted by David Lawrence
Mental Health Center.
A copy of the complaint is avail-
able at
www.myfloridalegal.com/Lawren
ceComplaint.pdf


Extension Service offers cleanup course
The Atlantic hurricane season typical rainfall events. Unfortu- Management;" and "Pesticides, cer, at (772) 462-1791 or Ken ...
runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. nately, catastrophic events such Water Chemistry and Water Qual- Gioeli and Ed Skvarch at (772)
In advance of the 2005 Hurricane as a hurricane can raise water lev- ity Indicators." 462-1660. NE -t1
Season, the University of els beyond normal capacity. Participants will learn how to


Florida/St. Lucie County Coopera-
tive Extension office in conjunc-
tion with the UF/Indian River
Research and Education Center
and the Indian River County
Extension office are offering the
2005 Ditch and Canal Weed Man-
agement Short Course.
This short course will -be
offered Wednesday, May 4 at the
St Lucie County Cooperative
Extension in Ft. Pierce.
Most of St. Lucie Co'unt,"'s ele-
vation is only slightly ,grer than
sea level. Our storm-water
drainage system is able to handle


Hurricane-related debris such
as fallen trees, erosion, structural
debris and aquatic vegetation can
contribute to the problem by
clogging up the system, impeding
water flow and causing flooding.
Local University of Florida
Extension experts are working
with local storm-water drainage
system managers to prepare for
the 2005 Hurricane Season. These
experts will be teaching partici-
pants strategies for "Keeping
Waterways Clear of Debris and
Pesticide Pollutants;" "Aquatic
Plant and Ditch Bank Brush Id &


utilize flashboard risers to control
sediment. Erosion control fabrics
and devices will be displayed. The
pros and cons of hydro-seeding
for erosion control will be dis-
cussed.
Overall, the goal of this pro-
gram is to help abate flooding
issues by teaching storm-water
drainage system managers strate-
gies to prepare for the possibility
of another catastrophic hurricane
season.
For additional information,
please contact Linette Trabulsy,
St. Lucie Co. Public Relations Offi-


Sorority attends Founder's Day


The Laureate Gamma Zeta
Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in Belle
Glade attended Founder's Day at
the Sugar Cane Growers Coopera-
tive of FloridaApril30.
Seven members of the chapter
and two guests attended, the
-luncheon hosted by Xi Iota Alpha
Chapter. President Jeariniette Dex-
ter reported on the year's activi-
ties, which highlighted the chap-


ter's service projects.
Hurricane relief supplies were
given to groups in Pahokee and
Canal Point, members volun-
teered at the Community United
Methodist Church Pumpkin
Patch, which benefited Light-
house Cafe, and supported a ben-
efit for the Gary Pace family in
need of medical help.
The program year, Traveling


Statl pnolo/MaryAnn Morris
At play during Sugar Fest
The playground in the Clewiston Civic Park where the
Sugar Festival was held, gave energetic kids a place to
blow off steam.

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GLADE- COUNTY
DEMOCRAT "
The Sun i


with Laureate Gamma Zeta,
showcased the travels of chapter
members which included, the
Curtis Thompson's tour of the
Creek Isles, the Milton Carpen-
ter's video tour of Macehu Picchu,
Peru, a return trip the Vernon
Dexter's made to Italy and Ger-
many where Vernon's -plane was
shot down over the Alps and land-
ed in Portamajoria, Italy during
World War II, the Robert Hooker's
trip to Australia and New Zealand,
Janis Fliehs Christmas items col-
leted from world travels, and the
Bill Aspey's family cruise to the
Caribbean.
Socials included Beginning
Day in Jupiter, a tour to the Ameri-
can Orchid Society in Delray
Beach, a trip to the Swindle
Antique Farm Equipment and
Artifacts in Clewiston and several
evenings at the Belle Glade Elks
Club for Steak Night.
. Jeannette Dexter was
announced as Girl of the Year at
the Steak Night in March.
Officers elected for the 2005-
2006 year are President Jeannette
Dexter, Vice President Nancy Car-
penter, Recording Secretary Mary
Francis, Burke Corresponding.
Secretary Jane Thompson, Trea-
surer Claudine Story, Extension
Officer Virginia Anderson.


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Drs. Arrogante, Barhoush, Azan,
Glades General Hospital & You...
Wiat a Team!


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with stress. Keep it
sane! Pack one room at
a time. Label each box,
listing its contents and
location (Kitchen, bed-
room, etc.). Don't over-
pacK boxes you don't
want them to be too
heavy to carry. PacK
heavy items in small
boxes.

Use this checklist to
make sure you paCK your
belongings properly.

small appliances:
pack in the original con-
tainer or a box cush-
ioned with packing
paper (do not use shred-
ded paper as that can
clog the appliance)

washing machine:
stuFF towels between
machine sides; pad exte-
rior well; disconnect
hoses and put in plastic
bag

freezers and refriger-
ators: empty contents,
defrost and dry interi-
ors well one to two days
before moving; remove
all pans, trays, crispers
and shelves and wrap
individually
HOUSEHOLD
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clothing: hang
clothes from closets in
wardrobe boxes; Fill
empty space with light-
weight items like lamp.
shades covered in bub-
ble wrap; use clothing as
packing material in
other boxes for bed-
room; pack some cloth-
ing From bureaus in
boxes or suitcas so+
the bureaus won't be
too heavy

* books: use small
boxes or specially made
book boxes; pack Flat,
alternating bindings
with packing paper or
bubble wrap

* dishes: individually
Wrap each in packing
paper or bubble wrap;


cups and bowls can be
placed inside each
other and then wrapped
(you can First wrap in a
plastic bag so you don't
have to wash later)

* Kitchenware: stack
pots, pans, etc. in a box
with packing paper
between them, don't
make the box too heavy

* glasses: wrap each
separately in packing
paper or bubble wrap
(you can First wrap in a
plastic bag so you don't
have to wash later.


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Kickin' up the sugar
The Country Rhythm Cloggers were just one of many tal-
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year's Sugar Festival.


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TALLAHASSEE -Attorney Gen-
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tlement of a price-gouging lawsuit
against a Crestview motel located in
Okaloosa County that overcharged
consumers for basic necessities dur-
ing a declared state of emergency
resulting from Hurricane Frances.
Under the settlement agreement,
Budget Inns of Crestview, Inc., doing
business as Days Inn of Crestview at
4255 South Ferdon Boulevard, has
agreed to pay $10,000, including half
of which will go to the Florida Hurri-
cane Relief Fund. The motel will also
pay restitution to victims who were
charged in excess of the "Average
Daily Rate."
"Florida will continue to aggres-
sively pursue those who take
advantage of its citizens in their
time of greatest need," said Crist.
"We will never tolerate price goug-
ing and will always prosecute cases
to the fullest extent of the law."
The Attorney General's Office
received initial complaints of price
gouging from consumers who
contacted the office's price gouging
hotline, and additional complaint
information was received after the
Attorney General's Economic
Crimes Unit launched an investiga-
tion into the allegations.
According to one complaint, the
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Palmetto man who had evacuated
his home seeking safe shelter from
Hurricane Frances September 3.
The motel charged the man
$116.55 for,one night even though
rates averaged $40-$50 during the
month prior to the storm, a markup
greater than 130 percent.
A Leesburg senior citizen who
reserved rooms at the Crestview
Days Inn September 1 received a
confirmed rate of $69.95 but was
instead charged $98 per night, or
40-percent higher than the con-
firmed rate. An evacuating Braden-
ton resident was charged $63 per
night, which increased to $93 per
night after three days. A hotel clerk
informed him the increase was due


to Hurricane Frances.
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RN's, HHA, PT, OT, ST & MSW
Contact Sunrise Home Health
877-285-1722 or
fax 941-235-1524


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.

DENTIST WANTED
In Belle Glade, FL
To Diagnose & Treat Diseases, Injuries, &
Malformations of Teeth & Gums, &
Related Oral Structures.
Must have D.M.D. & 2 yrs. min. exp. in
Dental Implants, ICOI Fellowship or
Equiv. req. & Ver. Ref.
Mail resume to:
Gentel Dental Group of Delray, RA.
2226-W W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33445


Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items in
the classiteids.


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MANAGEMENT

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

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


RNs&LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts 3 days on/4 off oneweek
4 on/3 off the next week
Nights 7pm-7am
RNs $24-$28/hour
LPNs $18-$22/hour
Excellent benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees
RN NURSE MANAGERS
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
Nights 7pm-7am
LTC & Mngmnt. experience desirable
Excellent salary & benefits
Mileage paid to and from workfor
out-of-town employees
GLADES HEALTH CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
STATE-RATED 5 STAR FACILITY
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Call: 561-924-5561 Fax: 561-924-9466

CDH REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE,

NOW HIRING!
WELDERS/PIPEFITTERS &
MECHANICS/MILLWRIGHTS.
Please apply in person at:
1816 Red Road
Clewiston, FL 33440
Monday- Friday
7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.


TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED

Class A & B, Sign on Bonus.
Health/Dental, 401 K, Paid
Vacation/Holidays, sick time.
Bonus Incentive. Apply in
person: Take Hwy 70 to Lily
Ave., go 4 miles. DFWP


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


ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION
(WWW.USSUGAR.COM)
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest di-
versified,'privately-held agribusiness firms. In addition to
growing, milling and refining cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a
short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one
of Florida's foremost producers and processors of oranges
and orange juice products.
U.S.Sugar is currently undergoing a major capital improve-
ment initiative to expand modernize its sugar processing
facilities. The resulting state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to
come on line in phases over the next three years and will be
among the largest and most efficient in the world.
Employment opportunities full time, temporary and 2 year
transitional.
Buyer
HR Clerk II
Progress Developer ,
Reliability Engineer
Journeyman Electricians
Journeyman Instrument mechanics
Journeyman Welders
Journeyman Mechanics
Journeyman Machinists (Conventional)
Electrical & Instrumentation Technicians
Journeyman-Mechanic-Hydraulic Shop
Facilities Maintenance Journeymen
Working Foreman (RR opportunity)
See our website today for more information. Apply on-line at
www.ussugar.com, or fax your resume to: 863-902-2889.
Minorities and females are encouraged to apply. EOE:.

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Duda has an immediate open-
ing for accounts pay-
able/receptionist at our LaBelle
Farm. Applicants must possess
strong computer skills. Tasks
include answering phones, data
entry and general office duties.
Pay commensurates with expe-
rience. Excellent benefit pack-
age. Drugfree workplace. Call
Judy Mims for details at (863)
675-0545 ext 3105.
EOE/V/H/F/M


Alico, Inc.

Is now hiring a MECHANIC
for the Citurs Division '
with at least 2 years grove experience.
Good Benefits, Plus Retirement,
Apply in person at the Allico office,
640 S. Main Street, LaBelle.
Allico, Inc, is and Equal Opportunity Employer.

FOAM INSULATION Company based out of Clewlston
now hiring Installers, South Florida travel required.
Company vehicle provided: Monday through Frkiay.
piece work, guaranteed minimum $550 a week during
training period. Benefits, bonus, and travel costs paid.
Must be 21 years or older with clean, class D drivers lI-
cense. We are a drug free workplace. Interviews will be
conducted every Monday morning from 8-10a.m. at
our Clewiston Facility. Call 800-683-3155 to line up an
interview time. Directions to our facility will begiven to
you at that time.


How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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CD CASE- vicinity of Rick's
Mini Mart, call to identify.
(863)612-1171.

CAT- Gray w/white paws. Has
a Thomas collar Vic N La-
Belle around Shadow Lane
Rd 863-675-2241 Reward
JACK RUSSELL Male, Brown
White. Needs Med's. Near
Quail Woods & Berhman Rd.
Please call (772)519-2256.
LOST Tabby cat yel-
low/brown color. Vic. of old
Kmart in Clewiston. Please
call (863)983-6911

KITTENS- 8wks old, to good
homes, very cute,
(863)635-3439.
OFFICE TRAILER, 12X50, 600
sq. ft. Inside in good cond.,
NC, Blinds & Carpet. Free,
you haul. (239)728-3614


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 retire, 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.

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.


POODLE/JACK RUSSELL
MIX- 6mo need good
home. Good with kids.
(863)763-6195 Leave Msg.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash-
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.






CLEWISTON, Sat. May 7th
7:30am-1pm
526 East Del Monte Ave.
Furniture, Clothing & More!!!
CLEWISTON- Sat, May 7th,
9am-Noon, 634 E Avenida
Del Rio,. Carport Furn Sale!!
Small sofa/recliner, Capts.
Bar Stools & chairs, wicker
table & couch, outside patio
table. All in excellent condi-
tion.


Anyone Knowing The Where
Abouts of: Shirley Ann
Buswell. Please contact Vicki
SNelson @ (865)705-9777
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Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
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813)872-0722 or send
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F NOW HIRING

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 and automotive experience helpful)
*Full Time Experienced Title Clerk
Excellent pay plan advancement
available, great benefits.
Many opportunities.

Apply in Person

525 N.W Avenue LI Belle Glade, FL 33430
Call 561-992-4000
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The GEO Group, Inc.
GLOAL EXPERTISE IN OUTSOURCING
The GEO Group, Inc.
a worldwide leader in privatized corrections
offers challenging and exciting opportunities.
Excellent benefits (F/T positions).
Current openings for:
RN
LPN
DENTAL ASSISTANT
FLOATING CLERK
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
LIBRARY CONSULTANT (P/T hrs. per mo.)
MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
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Duda is looking for an experienced welder
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 McVay at
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/F/M


Se buscan soldadores para nuestro taller.
Se ofrece un paquete que incluye un
plan medico, seguro de vida, vacaciones,
plan de retiro, y otros ben'eficios. Sueldo
sequn la experiencia. Empleo libre de
drogas. Dirijase a 1510 Carretera 29
Norte, Felda, Florida. Hable con el
Senor Jim McVay a su telefono (863)
673-0363. Practicamos una political de
igualdad de oportunidades.
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UNITED STATES SUGAR CO.

Servers ... Dishwasher
Bus Person ... Cooks
HR Clerk

We offer GREAT PAY
AND BENEFITS

If interested in the following positions, please
apply at our Employment Office located on W.C.
Owen Avenue in Clewiston between the hours of
8:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday.






SHEALTHCARE DISTRICT
SOF PALM IBACH COUNTY


HCAP HEALTH CARE NAVIGATOR
GRANT POSITION -GLADES AREA
POSITION # 163-2125

Associates degree with course work
emphasis in social work, human services
or related; supplemented by three (3)
years previous experience or training
that provides excellent knowledge of eli-
gibility criteria for alternative government
supported health care programs and
benefits including Florida KidCare,
Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security
Disability CHAMPUS, Veteran's
Administration benefits, etc. and the abili-
ty to perform interviews; or an equivalent
combination of education, training, and
experience. Bi-lingual strongly pre-
ferred.Please see our Employee
Newsletter at www.hcdpbc.org for more
information. All applications/resumes
must be received by 5PM 4/24/05. Send
all applications/resumes to: HCDPBC
324 Datura ST., #401 WPB, FL 33401
Fax 671-4670 EOE DFWP.




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MEDICAL CENTER
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Per Diemn CRT at RRT pnrferrid. wdth minimum of ao
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BLS and ACL. require.d J2d 00'HR.
Full Time Housekeeping Supervisor
7bo or mrcr. yeCa lioumnkMeepm UpeiorSvL esperknce
required Ek-.eln her b.cifra and comper.s"tion
cormlenuCrttar with e.pvience
Part Time- lReistration Clerk
Prior .p in registraon or bus functions Ejesewnt u .
ac and- comm kalil. vaif to s.rk i..krid. and hofidtys as
wil a varied shifts R ina PM and night shidn
Pa. Fl Time- Dietary Aide
Pr. p In hostel .lc~in enrTronrmer cooking
fr-rm tray we up, CHM control funrctro..
Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits *
Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902.3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-o805
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We are seeking a full time,
Ad Services Team Member
for an exciting and enjoyable career
in advertising. The right candidate
should:

*Be a self-managed individual
*Have an out going personality
Be able to handle pressure
Be able to handle different duties
*Have clerical skills
Reliable transportation
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
*Excel
*Adobe Photoshop a plus
Quark Xpress a plus
Our Company offers:
*Pbtential for advancement
*A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
*Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
*401(K) Retirement Plan
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We are seeking a full time,
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an exacting and enjoyable career in
advertising. The right candidate
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*Have an out going personality

*Be able to MultiTask
*Have strong computer skills
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DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available
202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
(Across from Clewiston Inn)
(863) 902-9494


Employment


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Employment -
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Employnmnt
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sale.. 230



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.
Find It faster. Sell It sooner
in the classified


Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060
CASE MANAGER- Is needed In
the Glades for Social Service
Agency to work with preg-
nant and'parenting families.
Bi-lingual in Spanish re-
quired. Must have a BA in
Human Services or HS Di-
ploma with related experi-
ence. Fax resume to
(561)996-3653. Belle Glade.
CITRUS HARVESTING
CREWS/CONTRACTORS
NEEDED: Good picking rate.
Interested call
239-369-9617.

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your used items by
selling them in the
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Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Excavators
Next Class: May 31st
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com
NOW HIRING
STORE CLERKS
DELI WORKERS
Full time/Part time positions
available, Apply in person
The Git-N-Go
Hwy 27
No Phone Calls Please
Now hiring qualified drivers
for OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, No hazmat. No
pumps. Great Benefits,
Competitive Pay' and new
equipment. Need 2 years
OTR experience. Call Bynum
Transport for your opportu-
nity today; (800)741-7950.
Owner Operators Needed! We
Provide Equipment, Plenty of
Work for Experienced Owner
Operators. Good MVR &
Home Weekends. Fuel Pdce
Held @ 1.25 Gal. New Line
Transports (888)714-0056.


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

ROLAND MARTIN'S MARINA-
Looking for a short order
cook. Able to work flexible
hrs. Please call Raymond at
863-983-3151.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers, HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome/ Miami
area- exp. req. 23 mm
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
TRANSOLUTIONS, INC. Medi-
cal Transcriptionists: FT and
PT positions
available. Excellent benefits
and compensation. Soft-
ware, dictation
equipment provided. Phone
costs paid. 2 years acute
care hospital transcription
experience required. Apply
online www.transolu-
tions.net. Or fax
(847)234-3471, EOE.
WATER TREATMENT CO.
Needs Independent Sales
Person. Spanish speaking a
must. Pay, Allowances &
Gas. Also extra pay for
General Help. Office work
cleaning, etc.
(863)983-1341 or
5,99-5900.



Teachers Wanted! Over 50
South Carolina school dis-
tricts interviewing at the 16th
annual "SC EXPO for Teach-
er Recruitment" Columbia,
SC, June 6. Register online
at: www.cer-
ra.org/teacherexpo.asp.
Statewide online teaching
application available at
www.winthrop.edu/scteach.


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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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rewards. Choose Avon!
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Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
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(888)MORE PAY
888-667-3729).
FOREMEN. Hiring working
Foremen for utility contract
field crews. Physical outdoor
work, paid training. $14/hr.
plus bonuses after promo-
tion, company truck and
benefits. Must have strong
leadership skills, good ddv-
ing record, and be able to
travel in Florida and SE
States. Call toll-free
(877)676-6731 (phone ap-
plication system). EOE
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TRAINING FOR
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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
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Child Care Needed 10
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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or (561)358-2456




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(800)733-5342 24 HOURS
7 DAYS A WEEK.


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft..from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
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Toys & Games 730
VCRs 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 UNIT w/Com-
pressor & Air handler built in
1 unit. 2 ton Coleman. $500/
best offer. (561)622-2548


CHEST FREEZER- Small floor
model. $5':"8'B3)946-1481

DRYER- Kenfnlore, Great
shape. Only $75. Guaran-
teed & free' delivery.
863-675-8937.
MICRO RANGE COMBO Frigl-
dair, Full size, Excellent con-
dition. $350.
(863)763-3693.
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER-
GE, white, 18.2 cu. ft. Frost
free with ice maker. Like
new. $175. (863)857-8788.
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?



STEEL BUILDING CLEAR-
ANCE- MANY SIZES
AVAILABLE, ALL STEEL 1-
BEAM BOLT-TOGETHER DE-
SIGN, DELIVERY, STAMPED
DRAWINGS INCLUDED.
(888)757-8335 Ext. 102.
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.


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.
VINYL SIDING D5- 1200 sq.
ft. $600. or best offer.
(863)610-2190.
VINYL SIDING 05- Gray, ap-
prox. 400 sq. ft. $300. or
best offer. (863)610-2190.
WINDOWS (2) Gorrel, Vinyl,
Thermopane, 5/8th low E,
Argon gas filled. 36x36.
$200 both. (863)467-5956



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.
CRIB, Oak with mattress, sin-
gle bed frame with boxspring
only, $80 will sell separately.
(863)763-4257
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



COMPUTER- Compaq Desk
Pro, w/monitor, keyboard,
mouse, over 30 games.
$75.(863)843-0158
DELL COMPUTER- Windows
XP, Monitor, Keyboard,
printer, & Games $150.
(863)843-0158.


BEDROOM SET Complete, all
wood, King size, Lighted
Head board.. $500.

(863)675-3699.
CHEST- good for storing lin-
ens and blankets, dark
wood, $50. (863)763-0428.
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COUCH, England, Large.
I w/matching chair & otto-
.man. Beige w/blue & mauve
floral. $350 863-357-1560
DRESSER, 4 drawer, brown,
$30. (863)635-1794
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
fits 32" TV, excellent condi-
tion, light wood, $120.
(863)634-9826.
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE -
Recliner, Good cond. $800,,
Will separate.
(863)675-3804.
OAK HUTCH- 2 drawers at
bottom & 2 cabinets. Open
at top. $200.
(863)763-0215.
SOFA all leather by View-
point Leather Works, 7 feet
long, great condition
(863)763-4371
SOFA, Sleeper w/2 glass top
end tables, good condition
$250. (863)357-1560
WATERBED- King size, ready
to set up. $100.
(863)763:6909.



GOLF CART- body, '67 Club
Car, no frame, $175 or best
offer (863)675-1472.


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GOLF CART- Club Car, gas,
reconditioned, $1495.
(863)675-1472.
GOLF CART- Easy Go. 3
wheeler, Brand new batteries
with a charger, Very clean.
$1300. (863)467-7428
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36-V charger. $1100.
(863)763-5316


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.



EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin, sta-
tionary, asking $55.
(863)357-0371.
WEIGHT SET: 150 Ibs of wts.
w/bench that inclines & de-
clines. Squat rack & Lat.
tower. $175 (863)357-2829



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


ELEC WHEELCHAIR- Jazzy
1004, used 3 mo. Oxygen
holder, Was $7900. sell
$1500. neg. (863)467-8316


CERAMIC BUSINESS
closed due to illness. Kiln,
pouring tables, mixer,
approx. 4,000 molds,
tables, chairs, supplies,
etc., not sold individually,
make offer. 239-334-8632.

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


AMER PITT BULL TERRIER-
CKC, 7 weeks old, $300.
(863)467-7778 or
863)697-6420.
BOSTON TERRIER- male, 10
mos. old, all shots, micro-
chip, great w/kids. $300,
(863)697-0845.
CHICUAHUA- Male, Born Mar.
13th '05. CKC Reg., Black &
white. Long haired. $400.
(863)467-1516.
DACHSHUND, (2), AKC,
Males, 1 red, 1 chocolate,
$350 with papers,
(863)763-2049 after 7pm
GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
Like new wall accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756


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Recreation -
r .FOUR WHEELER- Runs Good.
F: $500. (863)763-5471.
GO-CART, '04, Silver Fox,
Boats 3005 w/seat belts & roll cage.
Campers. RVs 3010 Brand new. $1,250.
Jet Skiis 3015 (863)467-7657.
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025 HONDA ATC 200 (3) Needs
Motorcycles 3030 work, comes with extra
Sport Vehicles;ATVs 3035 parts. $400
JEEP CHEROKEE- 91', New
A/C starter, water/fuel
pumps. Needs major motor.
AIR^ B T Lwork $900.863-532-9355.
AIR BOAT HULL- w/cage,
1 3.5ft, $800. YAMAHA PW 80 '95, Runs
(863)634-9826. good, $500. (863)634-5402
ALUMINUM- '14, Mercury out
board motor 50hp W/floata-Recreation
tion seats. $200.
(863)675-7471.
BASS BOAT- Ranger, 17', with-
115 Mercury engine, runs js
excellent, w/trlr. $1500. Campers/RVs 3010
(863)801-1666., Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
BAYLINER, '99, 16 ft., 75hp, Marine Miscellaneous 3025
galvanized trailer, good con- Motorcycles 3030
edition, $2500 neg. Sport Vehicles.'ATVs3035
(863)634-9771
EVINRUDE- 25HP, Electric ils 40
start like new cond. $1295.
(863)635-3465. CADILLAC BROUGHAM '83, 4
dr, 75% restored. 50 K, Cold
Seadoo Jet Boat Sport LE, A/C. Parts less than 4 yrs,
2001, 130hp,, low hours, old. $2000863-517-0386
garage kept, boat cover C '99,
trailer. $8,700.-CHEVY CAVALIER '99, A/C,
(863)983-3189/228-1277 New engine parts. Good in-
terior. $3500. or best offer.
TIDECRAFT BASS BOAT & (863)610-2190
TRLR, '83- 140HP Suzuki CHEVY LUMINA- '93, Dual air,
fiberglass, $1800. Very Good condition. $1800.
(863)946-1481. (863)234-1009 or
(863)674-0843.
V/HULL Aluminum, 12', with DODGE NEON '98, Runs good.
fish finder 18hp Johnson 4 door. $1,800.
motor. With live well. Trail- (863)697-2622.
er. $985. Neg- FORD TEMPO- "93, Good
(863)414-0787. Condition. $1500.
(863)234-1009 or'
(863)674-0843.
DUTCHMAN, 26', Great fixer HYUNDAI ACCENT 1995,
upper. Villa RV Park on 441 Runs good, Cold A/C. Must
SE Screen Rm. & A/C. see! $2000. (863)634-1259.
$4000 863-357-2633 or(863)697-0191
NISSAN 300ZX 1987, Runs
fast. Needs work. $450 firm.
(863)612-0900
FIBERGLASS BOAT MOLD- OLDS DELTA 88, '86- runs
length 13ft, beam 5ft, V-Hull, good, $500 or best offer,
$300. (863)467-5496. (863)801-1724.
PONTIAC 6000- '88, All pow-
S .er, A/C, Low mileage. Clean
$995. Firm. (863)763-5154.
Airboat Engine, Ground Pow- PONTIAC BONNIVILLE- '92,
er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs A/C, Clean, $1395. Firm.
modifying, $2000. (863)763-5154.
(863)675-1754 TOYOTA- '81, Needs carbure-
Moto rcyl 3 0 tor' kit, as is $350. or best
-JiijiiI offer. (863)697-3869.
YAMAHA 2003 R6 Street TOYOTA AVALON, '00- 1
Bike: Blue, only 4,000 miles, owner, runs great, exc cond.
great condition. $6500. Call loaded, $9900 Must Sell!
Paul @ (863)634-5698 (561)422-3477.


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Bath MobileHome Homes by Br Sulliva

RESIDENTIAL- MONTURA
CLEWISTON Listings Needed
Bank Foreclosures -
Call for Details MOORE HAVEN


* 3BR, 2BA, MH, Many
Extras Reduced to $85,000
* 3BR, 2BA, MH on man-
made lake $70,000
* New construction on
Bayberry Loop, 4 BR,
2BA, Many Upgrades
$265,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D New Upgrades
$84,000


I New Homes starting at
$139,900
LAKEPORT
* Listings Needed
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details
* Montura Lots Call for Details
COMMERCIAL
* Office & Retail Space available
in Shopping Center
Call for Details.


TOWNHOMES
* 4BR, 3BA, CBS Home. w/ O 3BR,3BA in Greenacres
Lrg. Pool $225,000 one & half hours east
of Clewiston. $155,000





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brokers:
Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505
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Sf \ Ann Donohue 228-0221
David Rister 634-2187
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JACK RUSSELL PUPPY- 9mo.
$300. or best offer.
(863)447-5296.
PEACH & WHITE DOVES- old
enough to eat on their own,
$20 each. (863)675-6214
aft 6.
TOY CHIHUAHUA PUP male,
black, no papers, $350.
(863)763-2749


CAMERA- Canon 35mm,
w/flash,stand, telephoto
lense, perfect cond, $100.
(863)824-0801.


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.


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



MTX 10"Sub in Box with JVL
LCA752 Amp, $75.
(863)763-4098


TELEVISION- Curtis Mathis
stereo TV, 27", wood cabi-
net, floor model, $175.
(863)357-8788.
THEATER SYSTEM- Sony, w2
2ft speakers, 2 3-1/2 ft
spkrs, 5 CD component,
$300 neg. (863)357-6825.


JOINTER 7"- with stand, ask-
ing $150. (863)612-0033.
TABLE SAW- 1 1/2 HP, 10",
$125. (863)763-6342.


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


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LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
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RESIDENTIAL MOBILE HOMES 10 Lots Zoned Commercial
3BR, 2BASO 135,000 3BR, 2Ba, Ridgdill $67,500 $500,00
5 New Homes 3BR, 2BAEasyLife $87,000 Harlem Bar Greal
Under Contract Callfor Details 3BR, 2BA Seminole Manor Business Opportunity
4BR, 3BA Reduced '$87,600 Call for Details
$335,000 3BR, 2BA Ridgdill $84,900
3BR, 2BA "LTjde IndugAi&* fEM1 G!+-
Bac. $215,000 MIONTURA 100 acres $2.5m
Back on at, 3BR,
1BA, gara 0' porch, LOTS AVAILABLE ACREAGE
complete deled on CALL FOR DETAILS Tta
'the inside ?$126,000 4BR, 2BAMourn $99,500 Monracr $34,500o
Under Construction COMMEERCIAL 9.9 acres So j under
3BR, 2BA 1982 sq. Citrus .$94,900
ft. $205,000 .R.2Moile $ 00
3 or 4 BR, 2 1/2' BA l 5 DI1
$320,000 $70,000
3BR, 2BA, pool, Mobile Home Park 6 lots- 3
340,000 detached gargae w/mobile home, 3 lots only
$106,000
4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 9 Commercial Lots on US
central heating and 27 with Building $400,000
cooling, asphalt shin-
gles, septic system, 5 L 0l0
well & pump. SM 0
Moore Haven Yacht Club 8 Lots Zoned Ri-B
Lot w/ trees $26,500 $400,000
SPECIAL NEW LISTINGS
2 Bedroorn. 2 Bath Poilebain .Lr ellieriec., 1 1 2 S.O .:re ]
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1,2 &3BR HOUSES&
APARTMENTS FOR RENT.
Auriculture No pets.
SCall (863)983-4436.
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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810 MEDICAL OFFICE
Farm Miscellaneous 815 SPACE For Lease
Farm Produce 820 Approximately 1200 sf
Farm Services Close to Hospital
Offered 825 & nextto
Farm Supplies Social Security office
Services Wanted 830 (561)262-6878
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8 0
Landscaping
Supplies 8-45 Sp
Lawn 9 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry.Supplies 860 BOAT/RV STORAGE "
Seeds. Plants.' Covered Bays
Flowers 865 Reasonable Rates
Obispo Ave, Clewiston
Across from Sheriffs Dept.
H*o s 08nit0I AJ's Secure Self Storage
(863)634-1546
PAINT MARE, 8 yr. old,
needs exp'd ride-r, very READING A
flashy, $2500. NEWSPAPER
ay239-2532804 HELPS YOU
239253280 GET INVOLVED IN
&THE COMMUNITY


BUSH HOG MOWER- With 4
Stump Jumper. $175.
(863)674-0212.
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202 Iact
RIDING LAWN MOWER, ntals 09B6
Snapper, 8HP, 30" cut, like
new. $400. (239)810-2821. MARCO ISLAND Beachfront
condos and waterfront
homes for rent/ sale. Enjoy
the peace and quiet of a
small island. Century 21 1st
Okeechobee Livestock Southern (800)255-9487
Market Sales every www.c21marco.com.
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127 TIME SHARE RENTALS & RE-
SALE RENT OR OWN
nta DREAM VACATIONS, Great
Ren tal S Location & Prices, Super
Deals In Mexico. Global Re-
sort Services
NT r(800)736-8250 www.glo-
balresortservices.com.
Apartments 905 --','... .
Business Places 910 .
Commercial -.- ._-'- .
Property 915
Condos,' sIs-Sl
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property LaBelle, in town, nice area,
Rent 925 1BA with ceramic tile floor,
House Rent 930 kit., dining room & bedroom,
Land Rent 935 hardwood oak floors, int.
Resort Property walls tongue & groove knot-
Rent 9,i5 ty pine, encl. carport, laun-
Roommate 950 dry rm, lots of shade trees
Rooms to Rent 955 w/oaks, sable palms & cit-
Storage Space rus on 4 city blocks,
Rent 960 $179,900 by owner.
863-675-8038.


"EFFICIENCY APARTMENT CLEWISTON- 2.5 acre vacant
Available. land, Pioneer in Clewiston,
Call 863-227-6155 or $65,099 neg.
863-946-0004. (954)547-8042.


GRAND OPENING! May 21 &
22 Ocala/ Gainesville Area.
20 Acres from
$195,000. 100 Acres from
$450,000. New semi-private
gated community
featuring parcels w/ frontage
on the Wacassassa River.
Gorgeous woodlands teem-
ing w/ deer & turkey. SAVE
$10,000. Plus get up to
$10,000 toward closing
costs! Great ;irin.in,:rn little
down. Call toll-free
(866)352-2249, x 436 or
www.fllandbargains.com.



5 minutes to Greenbrier Re-
sort MTN LAND BARGAINS
20 Acres & Up www.live-
inwv.com.
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, ten-
nis, golf, kayaking &
canoeing. Reconstruction
discounts, limited time.
From the 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 in the Carolina
mountains between Ashe-
ville, 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.
Guadalupe Riverfrontl Spec-
tacular wide riverfronts on
"Prime" Texas Hill Country
location. 10-32 acres w/lots
of water frontage, huge
trees, panoramic views.
From $300's to $400's. Lim-
ited number available; call
now before they're gone.
(800)609-7042 x 110.
LOOKING FOR MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY? Gated Commu-
nity near Hot Springs, NC.
Spectacular view & river
homesites. Clubhouse,
paved roads & More! Call
(866)411-5263 Bear River
Lodge.


LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing'at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
from national 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,
Sunset Bay, LLC.
LAND WANTED Land Invest-
ment company seeks large
acreage in Florida and Geor-
gia. Interested in waterfront,
timber, and agricultural
lands. Must have road front-
age or good access. Cash
buyer with quick closings.
Call (877)426-2326 or
email: landyeti-
veg@aol.com.
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.
REAL ESTATE AUCTION
10AM, Sat, May 14 Lake
Placid, FL Development Po-
tential! 43+/- acres in 9
platted parcels 3 ABSO-
LUTE! 33+/- ac currently
grove Preview: 12-4PM, Sat
5/7 (800)257-4161
www.higgenbotham.com
Higgenbotham Auctioneers
M.E. Higgenbotham, CAI FL
Lic #AU305/AB158.
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- only
pmnt. w/5.75% fixed rate for
2 yrs. Converts to a 15- yr
variable loan. Rates subject
to change w/out notice. Void
where prohibited.
Tennessee Lake Property
Sale! Parcels from $24,900.
6 1/2 Acre lot $59,900. 27
Acre Lake Estate $124,900.
Cabins Available. Call toll-
free (866)770-5263 ext 8 for
details
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
(888)770-2240.
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Bartow, Florida
April 19,2005
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, May
19, 2005 at the District Office, State of Florida Department of Transportation, 801
North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Forida 33830 for the following work. Bids received
will be opened and publicly read aloud In the Planning Mull-Purpose Conference
Room. Sealed bifl may be mailed and must be received prior to bid opening to
State of Florida Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway Ave., Attn: Dis-
trct Contracts MS 1-18, Bartow, Florida 33830. If the bid amount is greater than
$250,000.00 on construction projects, the Contractor must be pro-quaified as re-
quired by Florida Statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter 14-22.
-NOTE.-----
Proposal Forms will not be issued after 2:00 PM. (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 WWW OOTSTATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRA-
I 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 PM. FOR TECHNICAL QUESTIONS RE-
GARDING SPECIFICATIONS OR PAY ITEMS, CONTACT THE PROJECT MANAGER
LISTED. ALSO PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO REGISTER FOR OUR UPCOMING
MENU BUILDER TRAINING,
(CONTRACT NO. El1E85 COUNTY POLK: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO 417974-1-52-01;
Improvements consIst of adding turn lanes, widening, gnd drainage improvements
on SR 555 (US 17). (Approx 50 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER:
DAWNANN ROBERTS, dawnann robertstdot state fl us (863) 519-2227. BUD-
GET AMOUNT $134,931.00. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR P AN AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E1E86) COUNTY POLK: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
414911-1-72-01; Work consists of highway salong installation and replacement
(Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: DAVID BARTHLE
863) 519-4315. BUDGET AMOUNT $70,000.,
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR SPECIFICATIONS. PLEASE NOTE: FUNDS APPROVAL
ARE CONTINGENT UPON LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL
ioriAi: 1 1 1i'.n E1E87) COUNTY POLK, HIGHLANDS & OKEECHOBEE: FINANCIAL
fIjtJ i 111:i 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 & HENDRY: 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. (Approx365 Calendar Days). BUDGET AMOUNT $100,000.
THERE IS NO 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
AMOUNT$250,000. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR SPECIFICATIONS.
Cheryl Sanchious, District Contracts Administrator
Bid Solicitation Notce in accordance with Chapter 337 FS.
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best offer. (863)612-0258.



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FORD MUSTANG '89, Gray, 2
door, 4 cyl, 5spd, Runs
great $1000.
(863) 634-1 077
00-966-3511 ext. 173
MERCURY COUGAR, '77, 2
door, low miles, $1200.
(863)357-0371



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good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
Golf Carts,
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BRUSH GUARD, & Diamond
Plate Tool box, SS Nerf Bars,
for Dodae Quadcab, $750.
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RIMS- 17" (4,I-, with Ies
asking $900
(239)324-2891..
TIRES- 4, 245/70R/17. Used,
Good tread. Asking $125.,
(863)697-3146 or
67-0883.
TIRES, (5), Falken Ziex
S/TZ01 265 50R20, plenty
of miles left, $150.
(863)763-4098
Tires-4, Bumper jack, tow
bar Heavy duty vice. $140.
will separate.
(863)675-7471.



CHEVY 1/2 ton, V8, auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good.
$1000 or best offer.
863-697-68.12.
DODGE PU, '84- straight 6 cyl,
4 on the floor, short bed
w/topper, $600
(8.63)467-6805.
FORD F250 XLT, '99, Diesel,
Super Cab, 147K, Runs Per-
fect. $11,500. or best offer.
(863)946-1917.


CARGO TRAILER, '00 Hall-
mark 8x20, with dovetail
ramp, pulled twice locally,
$4,000. 239-250-3282
TRAILER Heavy Duty, dove-
tailed w/ ramps and dual 8,
lug axles. 7' 6" x 19' $1700
(239)707-8365



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body, good condition,
$2000 (863)467-0987
FORD AEROSTAR- '92, Good
motor Needs Trans. & A/C
$750. or best offer.
(863)357-6378.
FORD ECONOLINE 300- 6cyl,
4 speed manual trans. A/C,
2 bench seats. Runs good.
$1150.(863)447-0613


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
SLegal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY
Plaintiff
vs. Case No.: 2005-70CA
MIGUEL A. VELIZ,etal.
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Or-
der dated April 25, 2005, entered In
Civil Case Number 2005-70CA, in the
Circuit Court for HENDRY County,
Rorlda, wherein JAMES B. NUTTER &
COMPANY is the Plaintiff, and MIGUEL
A. VELIZ, at al., are the Defendants, I
will sell the property situated in HEND-
RY County,; Florida, described as:
Lot 10, Block 2169, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof
recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 86,
Public Records of Hendry County,
loriodda.
'at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at Highway 80 and
Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935, at
11:00 a.m. on the 25th day of May,
2005.
Dated: April 26,2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/5Hammond
52331 CGS 5/5,12/05


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 MARILO U 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 right, tie,
or interest in the following described property, state, ying, and being in Hendry
County, Florida.
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION


TO: Robert Dean Reed and
Marilou Reed
735 Meadowview Drive
Villa Hills, Kentucky41017


or Robert Dean Reed and
Madilou Reed
6969 Tranton Franklin 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
Galle, 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 I[I: 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 attorney, whose address is 1150 Lee
Boulevard, Suite 1, Lehigh Acres, Forida 33936, on or before May 31, 2005, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court, atthe 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 forthe 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/Hamrmond
as Deputy Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 04-969-CA
UCN: 262004CA0009690XXXXX
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
MIN NO. 1000460-00062067834.
Plaintiff
vs.
STEVEN ALLEN, metal ,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANTTO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order or Summary Final Judgment
of foreclosure dated April 25, 2005,
and entered in Case No. 04-969-CA
UCN: 262004CA000969XXXXXX of
the Circuit Court in and for Hendry
County, Florida, wherein Mortgage
Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.;
MIN No. 1000460-00062067834 is
Plaintiff and STEVEN ALLEN; ANNA
ALLEN; HOUSING REDEVELOPMENT,
INC., A DISSOLVED FLORIDA CORPO-
RATION; PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR
PROPERTY HOMEOWNER'S ASSO-
CIATION, INC., A DISSOLVED FLORI-
DA CORPORATION; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DE-
FENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAV-
ING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash on the Sec-
ond Floor in front of the Main Clerk's
Office at the Hendry County Court-
house, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue,
LaBelle, FL 33935 at Hendry County,
Forida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 18th day
of May, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Order or
final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 30, BLOCK 2172, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 4 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation In order to
- participate in this proceeding, you are
entted, at no cost to you, to the pro-
vision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court at 863-675-5201, fx
863-675-5238 within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this Notice; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call
Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
DATED at LaBelle, Ronda, on April 26,
2005.
BARBARA BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By:/s/Hammond
As Deputy Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2005-040-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GARY JAMES HAINLEY,
Deceased
NOTICETO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
GARY JAMES HAINLEY, deceased,
File No. 2005-040-CR is pending In
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which Is Post Office Box 1760, La-
Belle, Rlorida 33975. The names and
addresses of the Personal Represen-
tative and the Personal Representa-
tive'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
qualificatons of the Personal Repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file 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 decedent's 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 decedents 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 April28, 2005.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
MelanileA. McGahee, Esq.
417 West Sugadand Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Phone: (863983-1677
Fax: (863) 983-1973
Rodda Bar No. 0962694
Personal Representive:
JEFFREY S. CAULKINS
229 Via del Aqua Avenue
Clewiston, Florida 33440
51021 CGS 4/28;5/5/05
Looking for a place to
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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 5/24/05
SUBJECT AREA: 247 Principal: Eligibility for Performance Pay
EXECUTIVE SUMMERY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rules establishes the policy for
ineligibility for Principals re performance pay.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 120.536, 120.54, 120.81, 1001.42(2), 1001,43,
1001.51,1012.23 and 1006.09(4) ES.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 120.536, 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41(2),
1001.43,1001.51,1012.23 and 1006.09(4) F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost
atthe Office of the Supedrintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy ,for Ineligibility for
Principals re performance pay.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
.55, ,, ii .ir: i,: ,;,.,i,',,:,T:. impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of


LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hend ry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
the matter may be heard on May 24, 2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regard-
Ing the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a lower
cost regulatory alternative must do so In writing within 21 days after publication of
this notice.
Notice: If requested In writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised In the
future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule Is to re-
quest, n writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of
schools, in wrtng, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall
specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the pro-
posed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons
an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records sub-
mitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request in writing to
the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them Into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School
Board may Incorporate material by referenceintothe proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accomodation in order to participate in this process, please no-
tify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the
Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the
meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), F.S.
52507 CGS 5/5,12,19 CB 5/19/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING
CORP F/K/A GREEN TREE FINANCIAL
SERVICING CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 05-118-CA
DANIEL B. HINKLE NK/KA DANIEL HIN-
KLE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DANIEL B. HINKLE A/K/A DANIEL HIN-
KLE; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, -GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND' ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; WELLS FAR-
GO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA,
NA; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRES-
ENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF
SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL OTH-
ER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DE-
FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to
a Final Summary Judgment of Fore-
closure entered In the above-styled
cause, In the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, I will sell the property
Ssituate in Hendry County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
LOT 1, LABELLE MANOR SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 157 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
To include a:
1989 SPECIALTY MOBILE HOME; VIN
#FLFLJ70A16363SE and TITLE
#47510844
NK/A
781 EAST SEMINOLE AVENUE
LABELLE, FL 33935
at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock, A.M., or
as soon thereafter as same can be
done, to the highest bidder, or bid-
ders, for cash, in the front office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court In the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of tr, e oH'A., County
Courts Building), ...B ii'. iL 33935
on the 25th day of May, 2005.
DATED THIS 26th day of April, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By:/s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
52296 CGS 5/5,12/05


LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction on May 16 at 8:00 a.m.
at 2190 NW 16th St., Belle Glade:, FL:
1986 Ford Van
VIN #1FTJE3416GHA20937
1986 Honda 4 Dr
VIN #1 HGBA7429GA107886
1990 Cadillac 4 Dr
VIN #1G6CD5338L4370231
52431 CGS 5/5/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 2004-1090-CA
WINIFRED T. FORD, etl al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foredl-
soure dated April 25, 2005 and en-
tered in Cast No. 2004-1090-CA of
the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH
Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY
County, Floirda wherein SUNTRUST
MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and
WINIFRED T. FORD; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF WINIFRED T. FORD N/K/A
BARRY FLOOD; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
fo cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BE-
ING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY
OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING CORNER OF
HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00 AM, on the
25th day of May, 2005, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgement:
THE PORTION OF LOT 10 IN L.V. HULL'S
SUBDIVISION OF WEST LABELLE, AS
SHOWN ON PLAT RECORDED IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT, HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 12,
WHICH LIES EAST OF THE RIGHT-OF-
WAY OF THE UNITED STATES GOV-
ERNMENT EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER,
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: FROM THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF LOT 10 IN L.V.
HULL'S SUBDIVISION OF WEST LA-
BELLE, IN GOVERNMENT LOT 4, SEC-
TION 7, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH 00
DEGREES 47 MINUTES 12 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 38.05 FEET
TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING;
THENCE WEST ON A BEARING OF
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 04
SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF
916.35 FEET TO THE U.S. GOVERN-
MENT EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER;
THENCE SOUTH ON A BEARING OF
SOUTH 18 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 1
SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF
149.51 FEET; THENCE EAST ON A
BEARING OF NORTH 89 DEGREES 43
MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 966.61 FEET TO THE EAST
LOT LINE OF LOT 10; THENCE NORTH
ON A BEARING OF NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 47 MINUTES 12 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 142.24 FEET
TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING, SAID
PROPERTY LYING AND BEING IN
HENDRY.COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 220 Live Oak Lane, LaBelle, FL
33935
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on April 28, 2005.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/A. Holsbeke
Deputy Clerk
52459 CGS 5/5,12/05 Deputy Clerk

Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
KYLE AUSTIN LEE, Case File No. 05-303CA
Plaintiff(s),
v.
CHARLES WESTON and ALICE WESTON,
individually and as husband and wife,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHARLES WESTON and 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, le interesal claim, lien estate or demand againstthe Defendant
in regards to the following described property in Hendry County, Flodda:
Parcel 1 LOT(S) 3, BLOCK 2047, UNIT 2, PORT LABELLE
STRAP # 4-10-43-29-020-2047-0030
Parcel 2 LOT(S) 4, BLOCK 2047, UNIT 2, PORT LABELLE
STRAP # 4-10-43-29-020-2047-0040
Notice is hereby give go each of you that an action to quiettitle to the above de-
scribed property has been filed against you and you are required to serve your writ-
ten defenses on Plaintiffs 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 judgment will be entered against you for the relief sought in the Com-
plaint
THIS NOTICE will be published ones a week for four consecutive weeks In a news-
paper of general circulation published in Hendry County, Rorida.
Dated this 21st day of April, 2005.
Barbara S. Butler
Deputy Clerk
By S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Bill McFarland
Attorney for the Plaintiff
PO. Box 101507
Cape Coral, FL 33910
Fla. Bar No. 195103
CGS 04/28;05/05,12,19/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE,
INC.,
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 2003-604-CA
JONATHON CORTES, etal,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dates April 25, 2005 and entered
in Case No. 2003-604-CA of the Cir-
cuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
SFlorida wherein WELLS FARGO HOME
MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and
JONATHON CORTES; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JONATHON CORTES
N/K/A MICHELE ALLHOUSE; TRAVIS
iFRWIN MICHELLE ERWI'- 're l th
,i'.U L": .i ['r'c 'i-i I'" ,: i.h ,1 IrI lr r i
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY
COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00
AM, on the 18th day of May, 2005,
the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
COMMENCE 50 FEET SOUTH DF THE
NW CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE
SW 1/4, SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 43
SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN N 87
DEGREES .59' E, FOLLOWING THE S
R/W LINE OF STATE HIGHWAY S-80,
593 FEET TO THE POB. THENCE
CONTINUE ON THE BEARING OF N 87
DEGREES 59' E, FOLLOWING THE
SOUTH R/W LINE OF STATE HIGH-
WAY S-80, 100 FEET; THENCE S 2
DEGREES 01' E, TO THE NORTH R/W
LINE OF THE OLD ABANDONED
S.A..L. RAILROAD GRADE; THENCE
WESTWARD FOLLOWING THE
NORTH R/W LINE OF THE OLD ABAN-
DONED S.A.L. RAILROAD GRADE 100
FEET; THENCE N 2 DEGREES 01' W,
TO THE POB. A.K.A LOT 7, HIGHWAY
BUSINESS CENTER, AN UNRECORD-
ED SUBDIVISION, TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LO-
CATED THEREON DESCRIBED AS A
1989 FLEETWOOD WITH ID NUM-
BERS GAFLJOSA15002CH AND
GAFLJ05B15002CH, AND TITLE
NUMBERS 47117128 AND
47155342.
A/K/A 5625 Sta(e Road 80 West, Alva,
FL 33920
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BarbaraS. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Hammond
Deputy Clerk
52358 CGS 5/5,12/05 eputy

NOTICE FOR BIDS
Port LaBelle Community Development
District will accept sealed bid propo-
sals up to 11:00 A.M., June 6, 2005,
to construct a 1360 square foot
chemical storage building in Port La-
Belle, Plat Unit 6 in Hendry County,
Florida.
Plans, specifications, and related materi-
al may be obtained from the office of
Johnson-Prewift and Associates, Inc.,
850 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, Flori-
da 33440.
The owner reserves the right to hold all
proposals for sixty (60) days and to
el,.i i,, ,' 1ill proposals, with or
5in,::lui iu'. )I waive technical er-
rors and informalites or to accept the
bid in its judgment which best serves
the owner.
RalphW. NIcholson
General Manager
,52426 CGS/CB 5/5/05

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IN THE CIRCUITOF THE20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
WESTERN UNITED LIFE ASSURANCE
COMPANY
Plaintiff
vs. Case #04-957-CA
JOSE ANTONIO DE LEON AND CLAUDIA
DE LEON, HIS WIFE; UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES IN POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2; IF LIV-
ING, AND ALL UNKNOWN-PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated April 25, 2005, entered in
Civil Case No. 04-957-CA of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit
in and for Hendry County, Florida,
wherein WESTERN UNITED LIFE AS-
SURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiff and
JOSE ANTONIO DE LEON AND CLAU-
DIA DE LEON, HIS WIFE are defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash, IN FRONT OF
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENRY
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE
2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HEND-
RY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE,
FLORIDA, AT 1.1:00 A.M. on May 25,
2005 the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit
THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF SECTION 31, TOWN-
SHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST,
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A
LOT 5888 MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES, UNRECORDED.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation In order to
participate In this proceeding, you are
united, at no cost to you, to the pro-
vision of a certain assistance. Please
contact Hendry County Courthouse,
25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle,
FL 33935 within 2 working days of
your receipt of this notice of sale; if
you are hearing Impaired call:
..1-800-955-8770.
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 26th
day of April, 2005. ,
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/ Hammond
Deputy Clerk
52300 CGS 5/5,12/05
LEGAL NOTICE

The Southwest Florida Workforce Devel-
opment Board, Inc., a nonprofit corpo-
ration, Is soliciting bids to perform the
audit of our financial records for the
years ending June 30, 2005, June 30,
006, and June 30, 2007. The Board
is responsible for the administration of
the Workforce Investment Act funds,
Welfare Transition Services, Agency
for Workforce Innovation, as well as
Department of Education Grants. Pro-
posal packages may be received by
writing to Joe Paterno, Executive Di-
rector, Southwest Florida Workforce
Development Board, Inc., 24311 Wal-
den Center Drive, Suite 200, Bonita
Springs, FL, 34134 or telephone
(239) 992-8000. Women and mi-
nority businesses are,encouraged to
inquire.


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NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on 5/14/2005
at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF
STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive,
LaBelle, FL, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at
Public Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned:
Brad Swearingen J-56
Table, incliner, sofa, cabinet,
misc. items
Derek Tyler 7-10 Misc. containers
Jessica Lea J-5 Furniture, misc. items
52374 CGS 5/5,12/05


NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
The undersigned does hereby certify that
Farmers Mkt. Loop conducing a Pro-
duce business at LaBelle, Flonda, un-
der the fictitious name of
Consolidation Services and that said
firm Is composed of the following per-
sons whose names and places of
residence are as follows:
Tony Tolar
681 S. Main SL
LaBelle, FL 33935
Ownership of Consolidation Services is
as follows:
TonyTolar 100%
Farmers MkIt Loop
it is my intentions to apply to the Rorida
Department of State, Division of Cor-
orations to register the said name of
consolidation Services under the pro-
visions of Chapter 90-267, laws of
odrida, Acts f 1991;
52485 CGS 5/5/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Twir
Lakes Estates will sell the mobile
home described below "AS IS" tC
the highest bidder.
14'x65' bluish Singlewide Mobile
Home, 3bed/2bath with kitchen 8
living room.
For more details contact Eloy at Twi
Lakes Estates 863-983-6293. The
home was previously owned b)
Chery Collet The sale will be hole
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


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) FS. United
American Lien & Recovery as agent
with power of attorney will sell the fol-
lowing vehicles) to the highest bidder
subject to any liens; net proceeds de-
posited with the clerk of court own-
er/llenholder has right to hearing and
post bond; owner may redeem vehicle
r cash sum of lien; all auctions held
in reserve
Inspect 1 week rior @ Ilenor facility;
cash or cashier check; 15% buyer
prem; any person interested ph
(954) 563-1999
Sale date May 27, 2005 @ 10:00 am
3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft Lauderdale, FL
33309 "
14844 1994 Chevrolet S10 pkup vin#:
1GCCS1443R8137457 r/o Mary G
-Rowers, PO Box-194, Ariton, Al 198
Gene St Arilon R l/h City Auto Sales,
202 Columbia Hwy, Dothan al Ilenor:
Allison Auto & Trk Svc, 1725 E Sr 78
NW Moorehaven, FL 863-946-0335
lien amt $2298.30
Licensed & bonded auctioneers Flab422
Flau 765 & 1911
52435 CGS 5/5/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that the Sun Ray
Mini Storage intends to sell the per-
sonal property described below to en-
force a lien imposed on said property
under the Roida Self Storage Facility
Act Statutes (83,801,83,809) The un-
dersigned will sell at public sale on
May 13, 2005 at 2:00 pm at the Sun
Ray Mini Storage located at 99
Charles St.. Frostproof, FL
33843-8401 Polk County State of
Rorida the following units are said to
contain household goods.
Ashley Thompson A-5
Larry Gaines A-18
Caroljean Esimon B-36 C-25
Celo Young B-34 C-23
Terry Hyche A-49
AndrewAnderton B-3
Derrick Sloan A-66
52286 CGS 5/5,12/05


Got Rodents? Get owls as a solution


Do you know any places that
have too many rats? UF Profes-
sor Richard Raid has been con-
cerned that agricultural areas
have relied on chemical rat poi-
sons to manage these furry
fiends.
He's discovered at the Ever-
glades Research and Education
Center a non-chemical way to
help reduce these pests by
encouraging barn owls the
focus of this week's feature col-
umn.
Over the past few weeks, sev-
eral Okeechobee High School
students are learning about pest-
management practices like
using barn owls and nest boxes.
They will be using this idea and
many more in a new late May
event: The Integrated Pest Man-
agement (IPM) Brain Bowl.
They will be showing residents
north of the lake that we can
also get rid. of excess rodents
with these fine-feathered
friends.
Rodents, primarily in the
form of rats and mice, cause mil-
lions of dollars in damages
annually to crops grown in the
Everglades Agricultural Area
south of Lake Okeechobee. Not
only do rodents destroy and con-
taminate crops, they frequently
damage equipment and struc-
tures with their gnawing. Rats
also can spread human diseases
such as Plague and Hantavirus.
In 1994, the University of
Florida initiated a nesting box
program in the EAA in an


attempt to enhance native barn
owl populations. One of
nature's most efficient rodent
predators, a nesting pair of barn
owls may easily destroy more
than 1,500 rodents per year,
serving as a sustainable form of
rodent control.
Five different species of owls
are found in Florida. Barn owls
are a species that inhabits areas
much like Okeechobee par-
tially open country, farmlands,
meadows, and towns. They fly
during the night over two miles
from their roosting areas,
searching for small rodents.
These are big birds, standing
14 inches tall, with a heart-
shaped "monkey" face. Barn
owls range in color from white
to buff to a cinnamon-brown.
They get their name from their
common nesting places: Aban-
doned farm buildings like barns,
and pump houses. Sometimes
they are called "ghost" owls
because of their white face and
underbelly feathers. They are
not "hoot" owls; rather, they
make a sound described much
like a screaming person.
Bird atlas data suggests that
the Barn Owl is common and
widespread in the southern
Florida peninsula. But, it also
shows that Okeechobee has
fewer documented cases of
Barn Owl nesting than areas
nearby around our county.
That's kind of surprising, consid-
ering we have the right kind of
habitat for these predators.


In Florida, nesting usually
takes place from March through
July. A pair of owls often pro-
duces two broods per year. The
natural nest sites are secluded
places like tree cavities with a
depth of four feet, abandoned
machinery, or old buildings.
Although the owls are excel-
lent rodent controls, their nest-
ing habits may harm buildings,
barns, and pump houses on
farms when nesting..,By building
and placing nesting boxes along
ditches and canals surrounding
farmlands, Dr, Raid has watched
barn owl populations in the
Glades rise to a point where they
had a significant, impact on
rodent pest populations. And
when the barn owls moved into
nest boxes, the owl's destructive
behavior to structures was also
reduced.
Barn owls have quickly
adapted to the nesting box
design promoted by EREC
researchers. More than 90 per-
cent of boxes showed signs they
were being used within a year of
placement. In addition, due to
their safe, protective nature, the
nesting boxes appear to support
an extremely high rate of young
owlet survival.
Although research on the ulti-
mate impact on rodent popula-
tions is currently in progress,
some Everglades growers
already attest to the effective-
ness of the owls by reducing
their use of rodenticides.
Besides learning how to build


and place owl nest boxes, IPM
Brain Bowl participants have
dissected sterilized barn owl pel-
lets the undigested regurgitat-
ed remains of the barn owl's
prey. They will follow in the foot-
steps of thousands of other stu-
dents south of the lake that have
learned first-hand what the barn
owls have been eating a les-
son they never forget.
UF Barn Owl project leaders
have involved hundreds of stu-
dent volunteers in the construc-
tion of nesting boxes. Now the
Brain Bowl participants will help
extend this effort to our area and
throughout the. Treasure Coast.
This direct participation in assist-
ing a desirable wildlife species
provides our youth with a sense
of accomplishment and contri-
bution. All in all, this is a win-
win proposition unless you're
a rodent!
I've placed more information,
including instructions on how to
build your own barn owl nest
box on our Okeechobee Web
page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu.
If you need additional informa-
tion on barn owls, please email
us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu
or call us at (863) 763-6469.
Local residents can stop by our
office at 458 Hwy 98 North in
Okeechobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers on Tuesday afternoons from
1-5 p.m.


Crist praises




Anti-Murder Act


TALLAHASSEE -. Attorney
General Charlie Crist praised the
Senate Criminal Justice Commit-
tee for its unanimous approval of
Senate Bill 608, the Anti-Murder
Act of 2005. The legislation is an
effort to protect innocent Floridi-
ans from violent criminals by
requiring a "danger to the com-
munity" hearing for viQlent felons
who violate their probation.
"Senators have already
shown their commitment to pro-
tecting Florida's children by pass-
ing the Jessica Lunsford Act,
which targets sexual predators.
With this vote, committee mem-
bers have recognized that theAn-
ti-Murder Act will go even further
by making sure sexual predators
and other violent criminals are
kept behind bars in the first
place," said Crist. "We look for-
ward to this bill being heard by
the full Senate."
The Anti-Murder Act was
inspired by the 2004 murders of
Carlie Brucia in Sarasota and six
young adults in Deltona,, and
generated renewed focus in the
wake of the tragic slaying of
nine-year-old Jessica Lunsford in
Homosassa and Sarah Lunde in
Ruskin last-month. The suspects
in each murder has a lengthy
criminal history.
The Anti-Murder Act 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 violators
could not be granted bail without
first having a hearing, and before
a court could release a forcible
felony violator the judge would
be required to hold a "danger 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 fact. The pro-
posal would give judges the
opportunity to affirmatively
decide that a forcible felony vio-
lator is or is not too great a
risk to be released. Offenders
found to be a danger to the com-
munity may not be returned to
probation and must be sen-
tenced to prison.
The Anti-Murder Act has been
endorsed by 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 Unified Sportsmen of
Florida. It is sponsored by Sena-
tor Rudy Garcia and 20 Senate
co-sponsors, and by Representa-
tive Bruce Kyle and 80 House co-
sponsors.


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