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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 12, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, May 12,2005 Volume 78, Number 48


At a Glance

Airboat meeting
The Big Lake Airboat club
will hold a May 21 meeting at
the Alvin Ward boat ramp in
Moore Haven. Anyone inter-
ested in becoming a member
should come out for a ride or
just come out. Following the
meeting, around 10:30 a.m.,
there will be a poker fun for all
to enjoy. Poker hands will be
$10 per hand and the top three
hands will be winners. For
information, call Genia at
(863) 946-6622.

Smart growth in
Glades County? Yes!
Wayne Daltry, formerly
director of the SW Regional
Planning Council is currently
the director of Smart Growth.
He will be presenting a Smart
Growth workshop for all inter-
ested residents of Glades
County. The workshop will be
at the Glades Board of Com-
missioners meeting room, 2nd
floor of the Moore Haven
Court House Thursday May 19,
at 6 p.m. Come with lots of
questions, concerns, ideas,
comments for an interactive
evening with the fellow who
has "been there" regarding the
growth that is at our doorstep.

Free services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with
a trained SHINE (Seniors Help-
ing with Insurance Needs of
Elders) counselor is available
every Wednesday morning
free of charge at Nobles Center
and in Moore Haven at Senior
Connections offices.

Bus driver class
The Glades County School
-District will be offering a bus-
driving course for anyone
interested in driving a school
bus for the district for daily
routes and/or extracurricular
trips. If interested, please con-
tact Doug Manke at (863) 946-
3662. Classes have begun and
take 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 Tues-
day and Thursday nights from
6-8 p.m. You may register the
night of the classes. If you have
any questions you may call
Scott Bass at (863) 946-0202
ext. 13.

Events at Nobles
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 everyweek at 9 a.m.


Lake Level

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Index
Classifieds ... 18-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion ............4
School . ... ..9
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Arbor Day in the Sunshine State


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Today I am celebrating my
100th birthday by going out and
planting a tree for tomorrow.
For over a century Florida has
been celebrating Arbor Day,
which falls on the third Friday in
January, however National Arbor
Day is observed the last Friday in
April.,
Every state in the United
States (with the possible excep-
tion of Alaska) and provinces in
Canada celebrate this day that's


set apart for planting trees. Tree
planting is only the first step in
the celebration .of Arbor Day for
many communities. School chil-
dren and Boy Scouts often take
the responsibility for protecting
and tending the trees after
they're planted. And it isn't
uncommon for some who have
planted trees as school children
to make regular treks back to the
site of those plantings when they
have become adults to see how
much they're grown the
,shapes they've taken on and


to observe their general well
being.
From ancient times, people in
various lands have planted trees
in religious ceremonies. Some
planted trees whenever children
were born, a custom that contin-
ues today in many countries. And
here in Florida, there are count-
less trees that are planted
throughout cities and little
towns, parks and even in the wild
in memory of those who have
died.
As one member said, "It's a


living way to honor and remem-.. essential and more than slightly
ber those we have loved." marvelous. In every tree in e er)
Every year many civic organi- forest, on every street, there is'an
zations set out trees around infinity of sensuous detail to
churches, schools, and hospitals, enjoy every hour of every day.
on college campuses, and along It was a newspaper publisher,
barren highways. J. Sterling Morton, who first
From his renown book on began the celebration of Arbor
trees, Hugh Johnson wrote: A Day, and that was in Nebraska.
tree is a miracle. Familiar objects Morton realized that trees would
can be easily overlooked or val- enrich the soil and conserve
ued only for their practical uses, moisture in it. Through his
however trees are sometimes efforts, April 10, 1872, was set
majestic, sometimes delicate
and, always complex, alive, See Arbor Page 12


Take your




kids fishing


The Florida Fish and,
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) recognizes
that recreational fishing is an
important American tradition
that provides life-shaping
experiences for children of all
ages. The agency wants to
help make it safe and easy for
Floridians to go fishing to
ensure this heritage is passed
on to future generations.
Few memories stick out in
our minds as clearly as catch-
ing our first fish, and who we
were with when we caught it.
The reason is simple the
pure joy of the experience and
being with someone who
cares enough to take time to
go fishing together.
The future of our resources
is in the hands of our youth
and in the vision and commit-


ment of the parents, extended
family, teachers and friends,
who help to mold their ideals
and values. Recreational fish-
ing is an American tradition as
old as the country and has
long been valued for the
peace and tranquility that it
can provide to all those who
wish to escape the pressures
of life for a few blissful hours.
Fishing also provides the
opportunity to spend quality
time in a peaceful non-intimi-
dating setting talking and
reconnecting with family and
friends. As fishing skill e\vei-
op, a level of self.coriince
is attained anc 'organizinonal
and planning. :rtalldtriges air
met.
In addition, it is the belief
See Fishing Page 12


FWC extends



deadline on


online survey


It's not too late to cast your
comments about your favorite
fishing hole. The Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is giving
anglers more time to fill out an
online survey and provide
input for the direction of their
favorite sport. The agency ini-
tially set a May 1 deadline, but
due to an overwhelming
response decided to extend it
to May 15.
"We hope to get at least
1,000 respondents, and we're


about halfway there," said Dar-
rell Scovell, director of the
recently restructured Division
of Freshwater Fisheries Man-
agement. "The comments we
receive will be used to set prior-
ities for conservation efforts
and guide our agency into the
future, so we decided to give
our anglers extra time to give
us feedback."
Scovell said the surveys are
the first step in his division's
See FWC -Page 12


Sidewalk Art. made them
happy and cool April breezes
and sunny skies favored partici-
pants in the Ortona annual side-
walk art contest last Saturday,
April 30.
Aspiring artists gathered with
chalk in hand at the Ortona


Locks & Dam Park to respond
to this years' theme: "What
Makes You Happy". Sections of
the sidewalk leading to the park
were quickly transformed with
colors and images. Following
the contest, all were treated to
refreshments while the judges


Judges Louse Harman, Anita Martinec and Marie Kuss-
man confer to discuss the difficult task of naming the
winners in an incredible show of talent from young and
older artists who participated in the annual Ortona side-
walk art contest.


determined winners in the dif-
ferent age categories. Winners
included: Joslyn West (grades
K-2); John Mitchell and Tanya
Reitz (grades 6-8); Doug Allen
and T.J. Pell (high school); and
Frances Bryant and Bill Helflin
(adult).


Youth Event Director De
Mitchell awards a prize to
Tanya Reitz who was one of
the winners in the 6-8 grade
division of Ortona's annual
sidewalk art contest.


Shelby Bond earns


Ford/FFA scholarship


Shelby Bond, a 2005 gradu-
ate of Moore Haven, has been
awarded a $1,000 scholarship
by Langford Ford, Inc., and Ford
Motor Company. Shelby is the
daughter of Lori Bond of Moore
Haven. She hopes to become an
RN and plans to study nursing at
University of Florida. The 18-
year-old has served as FFA
Creed Speaker and is now the
Chapter Chaplin.
She said she has learned
much from her years in Future
Farmers of America, including
public speaking and how to
work with others.
The scholarship is awarded
by Ford Division, Ford Motor
Company Fund and the Ford
Dealers. Eligible recipients must
be FFA members who are either
high school seniors planning on
attending the fall of 2005 or cur-
rent collegiate students. The
Built Ford Tough Trucks/FFA


Scholarship Program, which
recently celebrated its eighth full
year.
Five hundred and eighty
three scholarships are being
awarded on behalf of individual
participating Ford Dealers. Addi-
tionally, five $1,000 national
scholarships are being awarded
on behalf of Ford Division. The
Built Ford Tough Trucks/FFA
Scholarship Program is
designed to recognize FFA
members' talents and accom-
plishments while encouraging
their past and future academic
achievements. Built Ford Tough
Trucks and Ford Motor Compa-
ny Fund sponsor these scholar-
ships as a special project of the
National FFA Foundation.
Langford Ford, Inc. is proud
to support FFA and the Built
Ford Tough Trucks/FFA Scholar-
See Scholarships -Page 12


Courtesy photo
Moore Haven High School Ag Teacher Phillip Cosby, scholarship winner Shelby Bond and
Pat Langford


Sidewalk art: Artists strut their stuff


Courtesy Photos Ortona's "youngest" contestant, Joslyn
Frances Bryant works on her entry in the West readies her chalk as competition
"adult" category during Ortona's annual-- was set to begin during the April 30 art
sidewalk art contest. contest.

Ortona Annual Sidewalk Art Contest


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Birth


Wedding

Lucy Pearl Cameron &
Billy Harn
On April 23 Lucy Pearl
Cameron and Billy Harn were
married at John Stretch Park. The
beautiful ceremony was conduct-
ed by the bride's sister, Virginia
Walker of South Bay. During the
ceremony the happy couple were
surrounded by their children,
Michael Cameron of Clewiston,
Lorie Russell of Auburndale, and
Holly Orozco and her son Jr. of
Mundford, England. The bride
and groom are both long time res-
idents of Clewiston. The recep-
tion followed at the park, and was
catered by the bride's niece,
Laura Burtcher.


Engagement


Carmen and Geraldo Perez
Velazquez of Clewiston are proud
to announce the engagement of
their daughter Yamaira Perez to
Manuel Del Llano of Miami.
The wedding plans are expect-
ed to be announced soon.
The bride-to-be is a 1994 grad-
uate of Clewiston High School.
She is employed as a waitress
with Billie Swamp Safari Cafe.
The groom is a 1990 graduate
of Killian High School. He is
employed as a Store Manager
withfRent-A-Center.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Clewiston.


Yamaira Perez & Manuel Del Llano Engagement


In the Military


May 06, 2005 (FHTNC) Navy
Fireman Recruit Jeremiah L.
Weger, son of Tina R. and stepson
of Tom K. Kohler of Moore Haven,
Fla., recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Weger completed a variety
of training, which included class-
room study and practical instruc-


tion on naval customs, first aid, fire-
fighting, water safety and survival,
and shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed on
physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This
exercise gives recruits the skills and
confidence they need to succeed in
the fleet. "Battle Stations" is
designed to galvanize the basic


warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedi-
cation, teamwork and endurance
in each recruit through the practi-
cal application of basic Navy skills
and the core values of Honor,
Courage and Commitment. Its dis-
tinctly "Navy" flavor was designed
to take into account what it means
to be a Sailor. Weger is a 2004 grad-
uate of Moore Haven High School'
.of Moore Haven, Fla.


James-

Fencing-
Liuen-ed & In.ured Ei i


Kyle Matthew Abecrombie

Kyle Matthew
Abecrombie
Danny and Carmen Abecrom-
bie of Belle Glade are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Kyle Matthew.
He was born on April 9, 2005
at Palm West Hospital in Loxa-
hatchee. He weighed 6 pounds
and 10 ounces and was 20 inches
long at birth.
Kyle was welcomed home by
his one-year-old brother Colby.
Maternal grandparents are
Gilberto and Luz De Leon of Belle
Glade. Paternal grandparents are
Johnny and Dorothy Abercrom-
bie of Belle Glade.

Graduations

Jaclyne Marie Lundy
Jaclyne Marie Lundy is a 2001
graduate of Moore Haven High
School and the daughter of Jack
and Janice Lundy. Jaclyne gradu-
ated April 29, 2005 from Florida
State University with a BS in Politi-
cal Science and a Minor in Eco-
nomics. She plans to continue her
education by pursuing a degree in
Law.


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Obituaries


Velma Corinne Barber
Velma Corinne Barber, 71, of
Old Town, Florida, a Home Maker,
died ogMay 8, 2005. She was born
in Waycross, Georgia and lived in
Clewistqn since 1991.
She v as a volunteer for the Hos-
pice of the Tri-Counties.
Survivors: Gail Garton, daughter
of Africa, Ronald Barber, son of
Clewiston, Timothy Barber, son, of
Old Town, Florida, Robin Barber
,son, of Okeechobee, Kevin Barber,
son of 'Bronson, Florida, Marie
Hayes, sister of Waycross, Georgia
Eugene Jordan, brother of Jack-
sonville, Florida, Monroe Jordan,
brother of Jacksonville and 16
grandchildren, two great-grand-
children.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Jasper Barber.
Services were: Tuesday, May 10
at 3 p.m. at the Holly Hammock
Cemetery in Old Town, Fla., with
Mack Simmons officiating.
Contributions may be made to
Hospice of the Tri-Counties.
Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services in Chiefland, Flori:
da.

Robert Everett Eiland
Robert Everett Eiland, 72, a
retired Metro-Dade Police Depart-
ment Officer from 1960-1986,
passed from this earth to be with
our Lord on May 5, 2005 at his
home in Lakeport. He was born in
Brooksville on September 10, 1932
to John and Grace (Storch) Eiland.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corp
from August 1949 to December
1952, as radio operator in the Kore-
an Conflict and received the UN
Service Ribbon and Good Conduct
Medal and was recently honored
with a medal in appreciation by the
Korean-American Cultural Founda-
tion for protecting our freedom, the
United States of America which
commemorated the 50th anniver-
sary of the Korean War. While serv-
ing in the Marines at Quantico, VA


he was selected to represent the
military in a recruiting documen-
tary film. He was a lifetime mem-
ber of the Disabled America Veter-
ans Association, and the Veterans
'of Foreign Wars.
Until his retirement most of his
adult life was spent in Miami.,as a,
police officer with the Metro Dade
County Public Safety Dept., begin-
ning as a patrolman, later he spent
several years in the Organized
Crime Bureau and also a Port of
Miami detective. During his off duty
schedule he was a personal body-
guard for George D. Widener of the
Hialeah racetrack.
Upon his retirement he relocat-
ed to Lakeport where he and his
wife, built their "Shangri-la" dream
home. His enjoyment was bass
and fly fishing and guiding his
many friends around Lake Okee-
chobee. Another recreation he got
pleasure from was fowl hunting
and he was an expert marksman.
Robert enjoyed teaching adult
Sunday School and Bible Studies
previously at Maple Grove Baptist
Church in Lakeport and most cur-
rently as a member of Buckhead
Ridge Baptist in Buckhead Ridge.
Mr. Eiland was predeceased by


his parents, John and Grace Eiland,
brothers, Harold "Bud" Eiland,
George Eiland, infant brother, Billy
Eiland, sister Selma Sharon, great
grandmother Krystle Abrare, and
great-grandson Kyle Fogg..
Survivors include his wife, Nita;
daughters, Bobbie (Gilbert)
Cartwright of Loesburg, Karen
Eiland of Ocala, Debra (Ronnie)
Campbell of Key West, Donna
(Greg) Staab of Perry, Cathy Laud-
erdale of Ft. Pierce, step children,
Major Brent (Jeenie) Abare of
Korea, Scot (Wendy) Abareof
Cabot, VT, and Heidi Abare of Ster-
ling, MA, second father to Cladwick
Wagner of Cooper City, Dick
Brown of West Palm Beach, Dr.
Hunter Brown of Boca Raton and
Bobby Thompson of Okeechobee,
15 grandchildren and 14 great
grandchildren, sisters Lilian Ullrich
of San Antonio, Kathlean Singleton
of Pensacola, sister in law Mae
Eiland of Shreveport, LA as well.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Hope Hospice, 100 WC
Owen Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.


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Featuring Alvin Slaughter
& other artist of the Glades

May 13 7:00 PM

New Harvest Church
370 Holiday Isle Blvd


Nichole Berner


Courtesy Photo


Nichole Berner
Nichole Berner, a 1996 gradu-
ate of Clewiston High School and
a 2000 graduate of Florida State
University, has just completed her
'second degree in Exceptional Stu-,
dent Education and Elementary
Education'with an ESOL endorse-
ment from Flagler College. Nic-
hole graduated Summa Cum
Laude (with highest praise),
which requires an overall GPA of
3.9 or better. Nichole is the daugh-
ter of Carl and Sylvia Berner and is
a fourth generation Clewiston res-
ident.


Drs. Arrogante, Barhoush, Azan,

Glades General Hospital & You...
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Arrogante, and Pediatrician, Dr. Charles
SAzan, rely exclusively on Glades General
Hospital for deliveries and surgeries.
From our newly renovated OB rooms
Sto our new state-of-the-art 3D Sonogram,
Glades General Hospital is growing to
meet the needs of the women, children
and families of our community.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Arrogante
-- back to our team of physicians.

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taking appointments.
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Thursday, May 12,2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Perfumes linked to health problems


For years one of my friends
complained about adverse reac-
tions to perfumes due to chemical
sensitivities. While I sympathized,
I couldn't really understand what
she was going though until last
week when a blast of "body
spray" wafted toward me. My
throat closed up; I was having
trouble breathing; my eyes
watered; I became nauseated.
What was going on?
A little online research
revealed that I am not alone. More
and more people are having bad
reactions to perfumed products
such as body sprays, perfumes,
deodorants, carpet cleaners and
air fresheners.
There are several reasons for
the increase in bad reactions. One
is simply that there are more
scented products on the market.
Body sprays are being marketed
to both men and women. And the
companies that make these prod-
ucts are targeting younger con-
sumers, who prefer stronger
scents. Younger consumers may
also be a little more liberal with
applying the sprays. All of this


A
Healthier
Life \ d


with Katrina Elsken

means there are more perfumed
products in the market place and
in the air.
Another potential health haz-
ard is the ingredients in the per-
fumes. Traditionally, perfumes
were made from natural sub-
stances, and only a tiny percent-
age of the population is allergic to
nature's perfumes like citrus or
rose oil.
Today more and more scented
products are synthetic.- made
from things like petroleum prod-
ucts. Some of the ingredients
used are indeed toxic and
depending on your level of sensi-
tivity, can cause physical discom-
fort.


Research also shows that
chemical sensitivity can develop
over time, after repeated expo-
sure to a toxin. You might not
have symptoms the first few times
you are exposed, but develop
them after repeated exposure.
According to a study conduct-
ed in the 1990s by the Environ-
mental Protection Agency, the
percentage of the population suf-
fering from adverse reaction to
perfumed products is increasing.
They attribute this in part to the
increase in scented products.
Another problem might be the
combination of the toxins in the
perfumes with other toxins
already in the environment, such
as cigarette smoke.
What can you do about the sit-
uation?
Be considerate: If you work
in an office with many workers
sharing the same open space,
don't wear perfumes or body
sprays.
Use moderation. If you wear
perfumes or body sprays, use just
a small amount.
Complain: If you have a bad


reaction to a perfume or scented
product, report it to the Food and
Drug Administration. If the FDA
receives enough complaints
about a product, they will investi-
gate the problem. To report an
adverse reaction to the FDA, call
FDA's Office of Cosmetics and
Colors at 1-202-401-9725, or file
online. You may also send your
report in writing to: FDA, Office of
Cosmetics and Colors (HFS-100),
200 C St., SW, Washington, DC
20204.
Ask for compassion: Some
chemically-sensitive people can't
attend church services due to the
perfume worn by others there. To
help, pastors may ask their con-
gregation to forego perfume on
the days they attend church serv-
ices.
Avoid known problem
areas: If you have a bad reaction
to perfumes, stay out of perfume
departments in stores and let
store managers know that you
will not shop at their store if they
post "perfume sample" sprays in
other areas of the store.


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Mrs. Roberta
Joiner Harris
Our Mother
You've been the greatest bless-
ing in our life, it's clear to see
words could never express, how
dear you were to us.
We owe you more than
money could-buy for all. You've
been and 'ei'ornit To repay you
for your strength and love could
simply never be done.


Your faith, hope and love are
thing that I treasure. But I truly
appreciate the love you gave us
without measure.
Our hearts are full of pride for
all that you've been. We're glad
that you were and still is our
mother, "We're glad you were
our friend!"
We will forever' keep you in
our hearts, Love You Always,
Pauline, Earnestine, Thadene,
Shirley and Shep Harris.


Mary Katheryn
Kennedy Jones
My mom can turn the sim-
plest things into special memo-
ry. When she bought acup
shaped like an elephant with a
trunk for a spout from which to
drink, all four of us children
wanted to drink out of it., We
argued over who woLld get to
use it so much that Mom said we
could only use it on our birthday.


S every birthday I remember get-
ting the treat of being able to
drink from the elephant cup. A
small thing but it was special. to
all of us.
Now at 85 years, my mom
continues to bring special mem-
ories into our lives and is a bless-
ing to her family.
We love,you Mom (Nannie),
Your children, your grandchil-
dren, and your great grandchil-
dren.


Happenings at Senior Connections


Upcoming
meetings and events
Family caregiver support
groups in May will feature Florida
Rural Legal Services representa-
tive. Get your legal questions
answered, including simple wills,
advance directives, and other
familyissues.
(LaBelle) May 11 at 4 p.m. at
the L.J. Nobles Senior Center. Call
(863) 675-1446. In Clewiston,
meeting will be May 18 at 4 p.m.
at the Clewiston Senior Center,
1200 W.C. Owen Ave. next to
John Boy Auditorium. Call (863)
983-7088.
In Moore Haven, meeting will
be May 25 at 4 p.m. at the Moore
Haven Senior Center, 501 NW
First Ave. Call (863) 946-1821.


Faith in Action
in Clewiston
Join our newly formed Faith in
Action coalition in Clewiston,
which will meet for a brown bag
lunch at the Clewiston Public
Library May 19 at 11:30 a.m.
Monthly training for all interested
volunteers in Clewiston will take
place at Senior Connections
offices, 1200 W.C. Owen Ave.,
next to John Boy Auditorium, May.
31 at 2 p.m., and will feature an
expert from the. Florida Poison
Control Center. FAITH IN ACTION
in Clewiston is holding a blanket
drive to help furnish the Emer-
gency Special Needs Shelter at
John Boy Auditorium with blan-
kets for the upcoming hurricane
season. Drop off a new, still in
package, twin-sized soft blanket
to our office in Clewiston, and


help us lessen the stress for an
elder riding out a storm in a pub-
lic shelter. Call 983-7088 for more
information.

Exercise classes
Nobles Senior Center exercise
classes meet M-W-F at 9 a.m.
Come and join this lively group
for better health. Trash to Trea-
sures, our monthly indoor flea
market at the L.J. Nobles Senior
Center, will'be May 13 from 8
a.m.-1 p.m. All proceeds benefit
our Faith in Action in LaBelle pro-
gram.

Free services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders)


counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of
charge at Nobles Center and in
Moore Haven at Senior Connec-
tions offices.

Post disaster
help for older adults
Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades Counties who
continue to need assistance with
such issues as roof repair, debris
removal, insurance deductibles,
appliance repair or replacement,
chore work, etc. Elders in need of
help due to the hurricanes of last
summer can speak with a special-
ly trained outreach worker in
Clewiston on Mondays and Tues-
days, (983-7088) and LaBelle
Wednesday through Friday (675-
1446.)


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going@ $74K
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wood, tile, & carpet flooring, new
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@ $35K
27.5 Acres. Fenced Property.
Pasture Land/Shell Rock .
Great Deal for Only $412,500
@15K an Acre.


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newly renovated two story home on
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Speak Out

Speak out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call 946-2002 to
express your opinion or ask a question about public issues.
You are not required to give your name. While we want you to
speak freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for
clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.



Pet corner

Q: Dear Doc Savvy. How do
you feel about de-clawing cats? .
And at what age is it the best time .
for this surgery? Thanks Doc. '
Rosemary in Belle Glade.
A: Hey there Rosemary. '
Hmm, how do I feel about de- .
clawing cats? Well, I would really
prefer to not do it! However, that
isn't entirely realistic. I would
prefer to de-claw a cat, rather Er.
than see it get kicked out of the
house for scratching the new fur-
niture.
And, the very best time to do .
this surgery is at the same time as .
spaying or neutering. Ideally, H
anytime from three to six months DocSavvy
of age. This way, they are small
and recover much easier. Also the mother dog has it, then she
you save money, as it is two pro- should not breed because the
cedures with one anesthesia. puppies will have it too. Usually a
Great question Rosemary! pup breaks with it for the first
Take care, Doc Savvy. time during a period of stress -
like in this case, going to a new
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My son home. The diagnosis is with a
Angel came home with a new skin scraping and microscopic
puppy last week. We took him to diagnosis. Treatment can range
the veterinarian because he start- from a topical cream to bathing,
ed to loose hair. We found out he dipping and oral medications. In
has mange that he was born most cases Maria, it does get bet-
with, and will need to have a spe- ter. Also it can come back later in
cial dip put on him once a week life, and the treatments will have
for a long time. Is there some- to be repeated. Have a conversa-
thing we could have done differ- tion with your veterinarian about
ently? And, will it come back cost, treatments, and recurrence
again? so you will know what to expect.
Thank you. Maria, in Lake Good Luck Maria. Doc Savvy.
Worth.
A: Hello Maria. It sounds like E-mail your pet questions to
both you and your son are very DocSavvy@aol.com and, check
caring for taking in this puppy. out your pet answers weekly in
Unfortunately there was nothing the Pet Corner! Be sure to tune
you could have done to prevent into The Savvy Vet Show each
this. This type of mange is called and every Thursday at 10:30 am
Demodex, and it is hereditary. If on 93.5 FM's The Big Dawg!


Briefs


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.

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
services, referrals and educa-
tion relating to the affects of
domestic/sexual violence in our
community. The meetings
rotate between LaBelle, Clewis-
ton 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 Ital-
ian dinner or alternate entr e from
5-7:15 p.m. and Saturday's dinner
is from 5-7:15 p.m. Music for danc-
ing starts at 7:30 p.m. Call the
lodge to see who is playing. Sun-
day morning breakfast is served
from 8-10:15 a.m.

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


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Letters to the Editor


Pulpwood rates
higher than our school?
You have got to wonder what
this world is coming to.
When serving as a Glades
County School Board Member
for over 16 years, you migrate
and develop a propensity
toward seeing how you can help
those children, specifically and
in general.
Recently, our Director of
Administration Services met
with certain DOT representa-
tives to see if a turn lane could
be put in on Highway 29, north
of LaBelle, and leading into
Polywog Road going to.our new
school, West Glades Elemen-
tary, which would make it safer
for our school buses. You see,
they are presently widening
Highway 29 by about four feet
on each side. Probably the only
roadwork being done in Glades
County. You see, unlike Lee
County, Glades County doesn't
ask for much and certainly does-
n't get much.
Make note, we are only ask-
ing for an added strip of about
six feet wide and 200 feet long to
be added to a present project..
What has he told? "It can't be
done." "It's not in the specs," or
some such. We were only ask-
ing for a simple right lane turn.
Now get this, folks. If you go
down toward the Palmdale end
of Highway 29 there are two
turn lanes, one from the east
and one from the west, into,
believe-it or not, a pulpwood
yard. They don't even have a
right turn lane off Highway 29
leading.into Highway 74, which
is fast becoming known as. a
cross-state artery, especially for
trucks.
All I can tell you is, there
must be some valuable pulp-
wood being hauled on those
trucks!
What do you suppose would
happen if one of those pulp-
wood trucks, a sand mine truck,


or an orange truck doing about
60, were to rear end one of our
school buses, making that turn
one foggy morning?!
Tom Gaskins, Jr.

Support scouting
Letter to the Editor:
I am honored to be the Chair-
man of the Annual Clewiston
Friends of Scouting Pacesetter
Breakfast to support the mission
of the Gulf Stream Council, Boy
Scouts of America 2005 Big Lake
District Friends of Scouting Cam-
paign. As local businessmen, we
have seen the positive impact
'Scouting has on the youth of
Clewiston and Moore Haven.
Scouts not only enjoy the out-
door adventuress of Scouting,
but they learn values and skills
that will last them a lifetime.
Last year, we launched this
event and it was a tremendous,
success. Scouting has since
grown in our community as well
as in Moore Haven. The Annual
Friends of Scouting Campaign
contributes heavily to the ability
of staff and volunteers to pro-
vide all of the great Scouting
programs to our local youth.
This year our breakfast will
be held at the Clewiston Inn on
Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 a.m.
Please RSVP by Friday May 13 to
David Pope at (863) 477-1189.
With your help, I know that we
can have another successful
breakfast and raise the aware-
ness of scouting. Our committee
and local scouts from Clewiston
and Moore Haven look forward
to seeing you there.
Pledges can be sent directly
to the council office and made
payable to the Gulf Stream
Council, Inc. Boy Scouts of
America 8335 North Military
Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
33410-6329.
The members of the 2005
Friends of Scouting Committee
are Miller Couse, Kevin
McCarthy, Scott Egan-Wyer, R.
Lance Rammer, Darren Smith,


Laura and Tommy Perry, Steve
Nisbet and Ruben Torres.
Miller Couse
President and CEO
First Bank.of Clewiston

Unacceptable
behavior
To the Editor,
I am native of Moore Haven
- one of the oldest persons left
in the Washington Park area. I
have recently been very ill -
battling with two types of cancer
and other medical problems.
Never have I had to go to the
doctor or the emergency rooms
so many times in my life, but
recently I have made over 12-15
trips within the last two months.
About two weeks ago I -was
transferred by the Glades Coun-
ty EMS it was about 6 a.m. in
the morning.
I was having chest pain/com-
plications, but nevertheless as
the young man and woman was
taking me to the ambulance,
somehow, I don't understand,
but I was dropped to the
ground. I laid there for 2-3 min-
utes, on the wet ground,
because it was raining, before
the two workers, my son and


daughter got me up. I had dirt
on my whole left side, including
my head. I was transferred to
the hospital and lying on the bed
with dirt, bruised elbow, and
still in pain.
After visiting my primary doc-
tor in Belle Glade, she stated that
I should have been kept
overnight for observation due to
my present health condition. I'm
writing this to say I think this is
an awful situation. I have not as
much as heard a word from any-
one to apologize or just to say
how are you doing. A few days
ago one of my daughters took
me to the ambulance barn to
have my vital signs checked -
the young man that was
involved in the incident of me
falling, was less than 10 feet
away. When he realized that I
was in the building he stepped
back and never asked how I was
doing or said anything. Again
I'm making this statement to let
you know, I might be 86 years
old, have health problems, but I
too deserve to be treated with
respect and dignity. Maybe I
need to speak to someone else
concerning this matter.
Mr. Sipeoy (Tuesday)
Washington


One day is not enough


By John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
When I was 16,1 I thought my
mother knew very little about
life and the way things were sup-
posed to be done. There were
many times I
figured I knew
what was best
for me. But

reached the
age of 24, I
was amazed at
how much my
mom hadastor
learned in nine Pastor
short years. I John Hicks
even sent her
24 roses on my 24th birthday for
all of the love and support given
to a headstrong son.
Being a mother is a demand-
ing job. As a matter of fact,
according to a recent report that
came out this month from
Salary.com a Web site dedicated
to researching average salaries
for various jobs and industries,
reports say that stay-at-home
moms would earn an average of
$131,471 annually, including
overtime, if they received a pay-
check. Of course, we have to
take into account that would be
about $43,000 to cover the base
salary for a 40 hours a week job
and $88,000 a year for 60 hours
of overtime each week, and we
would have to void out any
"parental commitment time"
that each parent should invest
without expectation qf financial
compensation.
Among the jobs that stay-at-
home moms reported to
Salary.com were day-care center
teacher, van driver, housekeeper,
cook, chief executive officer,
nurse and general maintenance
worker. These are all jobs that
are fairly easy to appoint a dollar
value to. But like those Master-
Card advertisements, there are
many "priceless" aspects to the
job, the hug that comes at just
the right time, the crust cut off
the sandwich in just the right


way, the reassuring laugh that
reminds us not to take ourselves
too seriously, and the countless
other things that we celebrate on
Mother's Day each year.
Have you even really stopped
to take inventory of all the. little
things that mothers do for us?
First of all, they bring us into the
world through a biological mira-
cle that is amazing, but certainly
not easy. Then they spend the
next 19 or 20 years (some
longer!) preparing meals, solv-
ing problems, kissing boo-boos,
and helping us learn everything
from how to brush our teeth to
how to deal with the difficulties
of the "real world."
After that, they spend the rest
of their lives fretting and worry-
ing about us and sacrificing for
us in way that words can't ade-
quately describe. Even after they
have passed on, their influence is
so powerful that it says with us.
As a special day for public
expression of love and reverence
for the mothers of America, Pres-
ident Woodrow Wilson, in 1914,
declared the second Sunday of
May as the national, holiday,
Mother's Day.
While it is wonderful that we
set aside one day to especially
honor mothers, I would like to
suggest that one day is not
enough. We've just finished cele-
brating Mother's Day, why not
take it as the start of a commit-
ment to honor our mother, our
grandmothers, our mother-in-
laws, and aunts each and every
day? (It's even biblical, honor
your father and your mother!)
We should shower them with
gifts and actions of love through-
out the year as gentle reminders
of our love and gratitude for the
special contributions they have
made in our lives.
Mothers, we thank God for
you, for all that you do, for the
kindness you show, for the love
you give, and for the example
you are. We love you with all our
hearts! May everyday bring you
Mother's Day blessings!


Glades ounty Democrt



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By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.
Saint Martin's
Church, Clewiston
We never know when some-
thing will come out of the blue
to strike us. I used to work with
persons con- -
victed of alco- .
hol and drug- .-
related
offenses. .
They'd tell me
that they were
stopped for
having a
burnt-out tail-
light that they Rev. Samuel
had been Rev. Samuel
had been
meaning to S.Thomas
get fixed.
One thing led to another, and
the faulty taillight would lead to
a conviction for driving under
the influence. That meant a sus-
pended license, that meant
problems getting to work and
higher insurance rates, that
meant the rest of the family was
really upset and the boss wasn't
going to take any more excuses,
and the lawyer demanded his
money up front.
We have had some more
shootings lately. In one case, a
youngster was going to play a
prank on a senior citizen; in
another case a youngster tried
to flee when he was driving
without a license and potential-
ly endangering others. I am sure
that nobody but nobody intend-
ed either situation to get out of
hand, but that's what seemed to
have happened.
Two men in Broward County
were arguing outside of a the-
ater. One struck the other and
when he fell, he suffered a fatal
injury. I had to ask myself,
"Over what?"
In reality, I don't know, but
understand that the men were
relative strangers, according to
news reports. I wonder what
could have been important
enough to cause one or both of
them to lose perspective on
what was going on that evening
as they waited for the movies to
open. I suspect that I know their
answers would be "if I had it to
do all over again."
Broken taillights or attacks
on pranksters or attempts to
flee begin a long, long time
before they actually happen.
They are formed in attitudes
that are taught, or learned from
others. When there is a car


problem, it is easy to "let it
slide," and put it off until much,
much later. Older people are
less likely to retaliate for pranks,
but every now and again you
may guess wrong. Maybe if you
flee from authorities, you'll get
away with it and that will be the
end of the problem, but maybe
not.
Human beings depend on
their abilities to predict how
others will act and react, but
sometimes they're wrong and
the consequences are tragic.
The best bet is to meet our obli-
gations, to respect others, to
respect authority, to love our
neighbors no matter how well
we think we can predict what
will happen.
Tragedies often begin with
something very simple, that
quickly leads to something else
and soon has people involved in
life-threatening situations.
There is an admonition in scrip-
tures: "Make friends with your
adversary quickly," (Matthew
5:25) for your accuser may
hand you over to the judge and
the judge may hand you over to
the guard and you'll wind up in
prison and you'll never get out
until you've paid the last penny
(and that may be very, very hard
to do because they don't pay
much. for prison labor these
days!).
The idea, of course, is to take
things in hand before they get
out of hand, and when they can
be resolved peacefully, quietly,
and calmly. In our homes, on
our streets, in our communities,
and among nations, things
seem to escalate very rapidly,
and confrontations 'happen all
too soon. I'd venture to say that
in every case,, or nearly so,
nobody stops to ask, "What is
this really about?" or "Is it really
worth it?"
An attorney of my acquain-
tance told me that he was suing
a hotel for several thousands of
dollars. His client had a coat
stolen while she stayed there.
When she reported it, all the
staff did was quote the limits of
their liability and treated her in a
very abrupt way. "All she want-
ed was an apology or some indi-
cation that they were sorry that
it happened," he said. Now
both sides are going to the limit
and seeking the last penny.
Our responsibility is to our
children and ourselves to teach
respect and kindness. It may be
lifesaving literally!


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Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
,convictions, unless otherwise stat-
&ed. Anyone who is listed here and
.who has the charges against them
!dropped or is found not guilty, is
welcome to inform the newspa-
per. We will confirm the informa-
.tion and print it. Information for
-this column was provided by the
Pahokee Police Department.
'Pahokee Police Dept.
May 1, Ernesto A. Ortiz, 27,
W/M, Battery.
May 3, Alfred Wimberly, 28,
,B/M, Poss. Cocaine, two counts.
May 5, Lawrence Williams, 25,
'B/M, Burglary and Criminal Mis-
chief.
May 5, Eric Butler, 38, B/M,
F.T.A.
May 5, Juvenile, 14, B/M, Battery

,Crimestoppers
Crimestoppers of Palm
Beach County are asking for
'public assistance in locating
Tanarious Banks, a.k.a. Tanorris
,A. Banks, a.k.a. Tanorris Antion
!Banks.
- Banks is described as a black
male, with black hair and brown
(eyes. He weighs 140 pounds and
iwas born Sept. 28, 1986. His last
known address was N.W. E
Avenue, in Belle Glade.
He is wanted for Grand Theft;
forgery.
If you have any information
,as to Banks' whereabouts, call


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May 5, Antonio Bowles, 26, B/F,
F.T.A.
May 5, Anthony F. Myers, 55,
B/M, VO.P Owls and FTA.
May 6, Dorsey Stanley, 36, B/M,
Battery Agg. W/deadly weapon,
resisting officer and violence of no
contact.
May 6, Jarvis L. Smith, 18, B/M,
F.T.A.-R.O.R.
May 6, Jennifer Harris, 21, W/F,
Battery-Domestic.
May 7, Janice Seay, 39, B/F, Bat-
tery-Domestic.
May 8, Juvenile, 17, B/M, Bat-
tery-Jail.
May 8, Juvenile, 17, B/M, Bat-
tery-Jail.
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Crist hails unanimous

passage of Anti-Looting Bill


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist hailed the
Legislature's unanimous passage
of an anti-looting bill proposed by
the Attorney General to protect
homeowners and businesses in
areas ravaged by hurricanes and
other disasters. The bill, spon-
sored by Senator Dave Aronberg
and Representative Holly Benson,
was passed by the Senate 40-0 fol-
lowing the 111-0 approval in the
House.
If approved by Governor Bush,
the bill will increase penalties for
looting during any state of emer-
gency declared by the Governor.
"This legislation sends a strong
message to those low enough to
steal from disaster victims," said
Crist. "Senator Aronberg and Rep-
resentative Benson deserve great
.credit for leading this good bill
through the legislative process.
There is only so much we can do
to control nature's ability to create
victims, but this new law shows
that much can be done to stop
criminals from re-victimizing vul-
nerable citizens."
The legislation, which was
adopted as House Bill 207, was
prompted by Florida's record-set-
ting 2004 hurricane season. It will
increase penalties for certain
offenses *committed during a
declared emergency by reclassify-
ing the degree of offenses, so that
a burglary that might otherwise
be classified as a second-degree


felony would instead become a
first-degree felony with a maxi-
mum penalty of 30 years in
prison.
"Theft is bad enough already,
but theft during a time of emer-
gency is even worse. Taking
advantage of people who are at
their most vulnerable such as
in the aftermath of one or more
hurricanes, is a particularly despi-
cable crime that merits this
tougher penalty," Senator Aron-
berg said.
"In the aftermath of the devas-
tating hurricanes of 2004, homes
and businesses across the state
were left vulnerable to intruders
and countless reports of looting,"
said Representative Benson. "In
an effort to deter such criminal
acts, HB 207 tightens criminal
penalties against looting during
declared emergencies."
The anti-looting bill is a com-
ponent of Crist's two-part legisla-
tive proposal to address situations
that arise during a declared state
of emergency. The other meas-
ure, dealing with price gouging,
would prohibit the sale of goods
or services during an emergency
by anyone who does not have a
valid occupational license, mak-
ing a violation a second-degree
misdemeanor. That bill was
approved unanimously by the
Senate April 21, and a companion
measure has cleared all four of its
House committees without a dis-
senting vote.


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Faith in Action: Heart Beats and Hands


I How does FAITH IN ACTION
make a difference in your commu-
-nity? One way is by providing vol-
-unteer services that would normal-
-ly cost the community over
'-$82,000 a year. It is estimated that
-the national value of services pro-
:vided by volunteers is $17 per hour.
-Some volunteer services, however,
.create more long-term caring
friendships that are truly priceless.
The generosity of the communi-
ty doesn't always come in the form
of hands-on volunteer care-giving
,duties. Sometimes a business or
'businesses pitch in and do what
.others simply do not have the
Expertise to do. The following is a
true FAITH IN ACTION story from
our own community.
Ms. E. was referred to FAITH IN
ACTION for any assistance the pro-
'-gram could provide. She had been
-recently widowed, was behind on
-her bills, unable to afford her daily
medications,' atd' to mae' hiatters
,worse, the brakes had gone out on
,her vehicle, leaving her without
transportation. She received no


public assistance and had a stroke
early in life, which resulted in her
right side being partially paralyzed.
FAITH IN ACTION made refer-
rals to other local agencies to begin
the process of help for Ms. E. for
grief counseling, medication assis-
tance and credit counseling to
assist her with budgeting. The one
challenge left was her vehicle.
With no extra finances the car
would have to stay parked, and Ms.
E. would have to rely on whomev-
er she could for doctor visits, gro-
cery shopping and other necessary
trips.
The staff at FAITH IN ACTION
began making phone calls to local
businesses to get the brakes
repaired on the vehicle. Three dedi-
cated business owners, who wish
to.remain anonymous, stepped up
to help. One donated the time and.
expense of towing her vehicle to
the garage. The garage owner then
donated mechanics' time to repair
the brakes with materials donated
by still another business. Within
two days her vehicle was running,


and Ms. E. had very gratefully
regained some measure of inde-
pendence. Every act of human
kindness can make a difference in
another person's life, as was
shown in this true example. Heart-
felt thanks go out to these everyday
heroes who define the term, "Faith
in Action."
If you know of someone who
may need assistance or would like
to become a FAITH IN ACTION vol-
unteer please call Barbara Marshall
at (863) 675-1446 or Liz Taylor at
(863) 983-7088. FAITH IN ACTION
is a Senior Connections of South-
west Florida program with funding
from the United Way of Hendry &
Glades Counties and the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation. Senior
Connections of Southwest Florida,
Inc., a United Way partner agency,
receives state and federal grants
ihrouih the .rea ,eeno, on Aging,
for S\V FL, Dept. of Elder Affairs,.
and donations from individuals

and groups in order to assist the
elderly in our rural communities
maintain a better quality of life.


,Belle Glade woman gets Nurse of the Year award


WEST PALM BEACH Palm
-Healthcare Foundation, Inc. (PHF)
Recently announced Belle Glade resi-
dent, Monica L. Williams, LPN, Flori-
-da Department of Health, Palm
-Beach County Health Department as
,Licensed Practical Nurse oftheYear.
- Williams received this award at
ithe Third Annual PHF and Palm
,Beach Post Nursing Distinction
Awards Ceremony Dinner at the
-Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach on
'May 6. Judy Campbell, RN, ARNP,
,MSN, Ed.S, Ed.D, of Palm Beach
Community College, was awarded
,the PHF Palm Beach County Nurse
'of the Year. Campbell received this
award, along with the Educator of
the Year Award. Proceeds from the
-iot-for-profit event will be used for
-nursing scholarships in Palm
'Beach County.
Nursing Distinction Award win-
ners included:
Nursing Student of the Year -
.Leveny Murat, South University
kand Bethesda Memorial Hospital.
Chief Nursing Assistant of the
|Year Marjorie Beman, CNA, BS,
kM.A., Wellington Medical Center.
Licensed Practical Nurse of the
1


Year Monica L. Williams, LPN,
Florida Department of Health.
Palm Beach County Health
Department:
Extra Mile Award Karen
Kissel, BSN, RN.C, Palm Beach Gar-
dens High School.
Educator of the Year Judy
Campbell, RN, ARNP, MSN, Ed.S,
Ed.D, Palm Beach Community Col-
lege.
Hands & Heart Award Kath-
leen Clerie, RN, MSN, West Boca
Medical Center.
Registered Nurse of the Year -
Mary Jean Houlahan, RN, BSN, BA,
CCM, Jupiter Medical Center.
The Leadership Award Silvia
Stradi, RN, MSN,,CNO, Palms West
Hospital
"With the participation of every
hospital, university and several
healthcare organizations in Palm
Beach County, this annual event
has become an enormous suc-
cess," said Suzette Wexner, Presi-
dent of PHF. "We are proud to rec-
ognize dedicated nurses who are
the foundation of healthcare deliv-
ery in Palm Beach County."
Steve Weagle, Meteorologist at


WPTV, NewsChannel 5, NBC and
the Master' of Ceremonies kicked
off the awards dinner by introduc-
ing Loretta Swit, actress known for
her role as head -nurse on the hit
series "M*A*S*H," and last year's
Nurse of the Year and Distinction
Award winners.
Carole DiFlorio, RN, MSN,
CNAA, Chief Nursing Executive at
Wellington Regional Medical Cen-
ter, served as the event chair-
woman with Ernestine Ziacik of
Belhesda Medical Center as vice-
chairwoman and Mary Bishop of
JFK Medical Center as honorary
chairwoman. The dinner, spon-
sored in part by Tenet, South Flori-
da, was part of an event themed
"Nurses: Many Roles, One Profes-
sion" and will include Explore
Nursing for middle school students
on May 12 and Nurses Day on May
13 at the Kravis Center in West
Palm Beach..
Campbell received a weekend
stay at the Breakers Hotel in Palm
Beach and $1,000. She was nomi-
nated by the entire nursing faculty
and many students at Palm Beach
Community College.


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Thursday, May12, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Other Hendry family helped area grow


As told to
MaryAnn Morris
By Judge William Hendry
OKEECHOBEE The Hendry
family made its way east from
Arcadia to Okeechobee to become
part of the history of Okeechobee
County. Judge William Hendry,
retired chief judge of the Nine-
teenth Judicial circuit, now a senior
judge for the Circuit remembers:
"James J. (Jack) Hendry, my
grandfather, came east from Arca-
dia sometime in the early 1900s. He
was born Joshua Creek, later the
family, moved to Venus. They
always had a cattle ranch where
they lived. Here in Okeechobee
County, too. We're not the Hendry
County Hendrys. No relation at all.
"Eventually, my grandfather had
a fishing business in Lakeport. That
was 1912.
"My dad, William J. Hendry,
served in World War I, when he
came home on leave it was to
Lakeport. My dad and his brothers
worked in my grandfather's fishing
business. My grandfather had the
fishing boat and crew and his boys
worked for him. He also had 40
acres on Fisheating Creek. -
"My dad really had three jobs.
All he did was work. He owned a
camp in Buckhead Ridge in the
1930s and 40s called Keego Sports
Fishing Camp. It was right across
SR 70 from where the Buckhead
Ridge Fire Station is now. My Uncle
Cab (Calvin Hendry) managed it
for my dad. My dad's other broth-
ers, Russell and Albert, worked the
cattle and fish business with my
dad. My dad would work the fish
business during the week and cat-
fle on the weekends.
"My dad bought a house in
Okeechobee in 1923 off South Par-
rot near where Skip's Barbeque is
how and had his fish business next
door. I went through school here in
Okeechobee. Few roads, even in
downtown were paved when we
were growing up. Even close to the
courthouse, not all the roads in


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town were paved. We went to
school in the building where the
Freshman Campus is now.
"In grade school no one really
wore shoes back then. In high
school you did, but not grade
school. Growing up we made our
own fun. We had chores to do. I
worked in my dad's fish business,
which was here in town off South
Parrott by then. But Saturday or
Sunday afternoons, someone
would show up over in the park
(Flagler Park) and it didn't take too
long to get a game going. There
were several grocery stores in
town when I was growing up:
Wise's on South Park, McCarthy's
on North Park and Raulerson's at
the corner of South Park and Har-
graves' in East Okeechobee.
"After high school and the mili-
tary, I went on to college to the Uni-
versity of Florida in Gainesville and
earned a degree in agriculture.
Later, I went to law school there. I
remember the road from the cam-
pus into downtown Gainesville
was a two-lane dirt road with big
live oak trees arching over it com-
pletely. I've been back since, but I
don't recognize anything, so much
has changed.
"I grew up in Okeechobee. The
house I grew up in was built in
1924. It sat about a block from the
courthouse near the old jail. My
mother's father was contractor on
the building of the old courthouse.
Thatwas 1926 to 1927.
"My dad served in the State Leg-
islature from 1941 to 1951. He had
a nickname, too. He stood 6 foot 5
inches tall and the Seminoles
called him "Big Boy" and it stuck."
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Uncle Cab (Calvin Hendry) ran Keego Sport Fishing Camp in
Buckhead Ridge. He's talking about the one that got away!


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Courtesy photos/Judge William Hendry
Judge Hendry's father, William J. Hendry home on leave in
Lakeport from World War I.


Uncle Russell Hendry with his horse in 1917 in Lakeport.
Dad is mounted in the background.


Hendry children's portrait from Arcadia around 1906. Right to
left, back, James J. (Judge Hendry's dad), Dad's older sister
Lillian. Front: Uncle Albert and Uncle Cab.


Clewiston Chamber Buzz


We welcome our two
newest members!
Beall's Outlet
We welcome Beall's Outlet as
a new business member. They
opened their doors three years
ago in the Sugarland Plaza at 900
W. Sugarland Hwy. We extend our
thanks to the store's manager,
Diane King for joining the Cham-
ber! Pay a visit to Beall's for cloth-
ing, shoes, toys, household goods,
cosmetics, costume jewelry and
much more and look for those
great bargains. For more informa-
tion, call 805-0055.
Quality Telephone Services,
Inc.
The Chamber welcomes Qual-
ity Telephone Services as a new
business member. Quality Tele-'
phone has been in business in
Belle Glade since 1991 with 35
years of experience in communi-
cations gained from Bell South
and AT&T. They are. licensed,
bonded, and state of Florida certi-
fied. Dennis and Joanne Deaton
and their employees design, sell,
install and train customers with
various telephone systems,
including voice mail. They also
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and install paging systems. They
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For more information call Dennis
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Chamber Buzz What
you need to know about
Jimmy Davis has. sold his
Clewiston Oil Company and we
wish him well in his future
endeavors. He's provided us
excellent service and repairs on
our Sugarland Express tour bus
and often on very short notice
when emergencies have
occurred.
Cliff Lewis is the new manager
at Plattner's Clewiston Super Store
on East Sugarland Highway. Wel-
come to Cliff!

Hendry County
Tourism
Tourism' continues to rebound
on a steady course. In Hendry
County, our tourist development
tax collections are up by 56 per-
cent for the first five months of the
current fiscal year (October
through February).
Hendry County Tourism is par-
ticipating in an exciting new Visit
.Florida promotion, and Down-
towns and Small Towns. The pro-
gram highlights unique art, cultur-
al heritage and major festivals and
events. The message is being con-
veyed through newspaper inserts


in major newspapers in targeted
markets and via the Internet.
Visit Florida's Rural Tourism
Committee will be meeting in
Clewiston May 15-16. If you see
our group around The Clewiston
Inn or Roland & Mary Ann Mar-
tin's Marina, be sure and intro-
duce yourself to our visitors.

Renewing Members!
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Sales tax workshop
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University, the Hendry County
Economic Development Council
and your chamber invites you to a
Sales Tax Workshop' Thursday,
May 19. This workshop is being
offered in Clewiston at 10 a.m.
until noon at the Beardsley Room,
John Boy Auditorium and in
LaBelle at the LaBelle Civic Center
from 2-4 p.m. This workshop is
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School Happenings


Moore Haven
Elementary
Moore Haven Elementary
Announces Kindergarten Open
House and Registration on Tues-
day, May 10 in the Richie Building
at 10 a.m.
Requirements for Kinder-
garten: Must be five years old on


or before Sept. 1, 2005, Birth Cer-
tificate, Social Security Card (if
available), Immunization Record
and Current Physical. You do not
need the above to attend the open
house and registration. Parents
and children will get to visit class-
rooms.
Children can eat lunch in cafe-
teria free. Contact Carla Shearer
for more information at 946-0737.


Alzheimer's Community Care
in cooperation with the
'Alzheimer's Alliance will host the
Alzheimer's Disease Educational
Conference "Unlocking the Mys-
tery- The Keys to Living with
Alzheimer's Disease" at the
Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Cen-
ter in West Palm Beach on Thurs-
day, May 19 from 8 to 4 p.m. and
Friday, May 20 from 8.to 2:30 p.m.
The two-day conference is
open to the public, and is
designed especially for caregivers
and healthcare professionals.
Topics that will be discussed
include hurricane preparedness,
current research, end of life
issues, and making decision
about medications. The confer-
ence will feature several distin-
guished and respected speakers
in the Alzheimer's field including
Peter Rabins, MD, author of "The
36-Hour Day", Mary Asta and
William Netzer, The Fisher Center
for Alzheimer's Research, Elliot
Siegel, The National Library of
Medicine, Richard Powers, MD,
Murray Todd, MD, Marnie Poncy,
MD, Carl Sadowsky, MD, and FAU
President and former Lt. Gover-
nor Frank Brogan.
New to the conference this
year will be special Spanish-
speaking sessions, Search and


Rescue training for law enforce-
ment administered by
Alzheimer's Community Care and
a caregiver relaxation room.
The cost to attend for care-
givers is $50 for two days. Onsite
daycare is available for $50 for
two days. The cost for health care
professionals is $250 and 11.5
CEU contact hours are available.
Continental breakfast, refresh-
ments, and lunch will be provided
by the Breakers Hotel.
To register today or to sponsor
a caregiver, please call Laura at
(561) 683-2700 or visit www.alz-
care.org.
Alzheimer's Community Care
is a local not-for-profit organiza-
tion that works hands on in the
community to provide
Alzheimer's patients and care-
givers with the help they. need
through the disease process.
Their services and resources
include nine dementia-specific
day care centers, family consult-
ant program, Alzheimer's'24-hour
crisis line, prescription benefits
program for caregivers and
patients, support groups, and
education and training.
Alzheimer's Community Care
is a United Way participating
agency


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,During dry years, Florida expern-
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The simple truth is that few
fire departments have adequate
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in the wildland/urban interface.
Homeowners must become
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there is also an important role
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FWC moves to update


listing process


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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) gave its staff the nod today
to proceed with updating the
state's imperiled species listing
process. After conducting a final
public hearing on the proposal,
during the first day of their two-
day in Tallahassee, Commission-
ers voted to adopt updated crite-
ria developed by the highly
respected International Union for
the Conservation of Nature
(IUCN). In addition, the Commis-
sion will ask IUCN experts to train
FWC scientists in how to apply
the criteria.
Commissioners expressed
their confidence in the updated
process, but in acknowledge-
ment of many stakeholders' con-
cerns about how it might impact
certain species they pledged to
review the listing process if
unforeseen problems arise dur-
ing its implementation.
"We believe our actions today
will make Florida's process one
of the most effective, science-
based, recovery-oriented
processes in the world, but we
recognize the process may not be
perfect," FWC Chairman Herky
Huffman said. "That's why we
directed staff to provide us with
updates about how the process is
working and recommend further
refinements as needed."
This decision by the FWC does
not immediately affect the listing
status of any of the 118 animal
species classified as endangered,
threatened or species of special
concern in the state list. It also
will not affect the status of
species on the federal list, which
revolves around different criteria.
FWC executive director Ken
Haddad said the ultimate goal
with each imperiled species is to
help them recover to the point
where they come off the list com-
pletely. He said the FWC has
devoted the past 2.5 years to gath-
ering public input and fine-tuning
the listing process.
In 1999, FWC assembled a
well-balanced citizen panel,
which recommended implemen-
tation of a more scientific and
internationally proven process.
FWC staff has since reconvened
that panel to address perceived
flaws in the listing process. The


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panel created a list of enhance-
ments that all agreed would
strengthen any listing process.
Those enhancements form the
basis of the proposed updates to
the listing process.
Since 1999, the IUCN has
refined its global criteria and cre-
ated guidelines to apply them at a
regional level. FWC biologists say
adopting those changes will
enhance the agency's ability to
preserve and protect Florida's
ecological diversity.
"This will give us a better
measuring stick," said FWC
endangered species coordinator,
Dan Sullivan. "We'll be better
equipped to identify which
species are in danger, monitor
their progress and determine
whether the corrective actions
we're taking are working."
Sullivan said how those cor-
rective actions will be identified
and put in place is another key
strength of the proposed process.
Whenever the agency considers
listing, reclassifying or delisting a
species, FWC staff will develop a
management plan tailored to that
individual species' needs. ; The
plan will outline species-specific
protections, replacing less-effec-
tive blanket prohibitions of the
past, which were tied to cate-
gories rather than species' indi-
vidual needs.
"A number of groups have
expressed concern about the
possibility of a species shifting
from endangered to threatened
and then losing protections, but
that's the beauty of the proposed
process,"
Haddad said. "If a species
improves and shifts categories, its
management plan will outline
the protections needed to keep
that species' recovery moving in
the right direction."
Updates also will strengthen
the process by involving a biolog-
ical review panel throughout'the
evaluation process and requiring
an additional peer review of that
panel's assessment.
Commissioners also voted to
lift the moratorium on consider-
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Clewiston High School has
chosen its Students and Ath-
letes of the Month for April!
Our Athletes of the Month
are Ishmael Seymour, grade 12
and Tequilla Weston, grade 10.
Both of these athletes are track
stars in their own right. Not


In GDS high school sports, on
Friday, April 29 Sophomore Karl
Charles participated in the 2005
State Track and Field meet and
jumped an outstanding 40' 9 1/2"
to finish 11th best in Florida. The
GDS Lady Gator softball team
took the District Championship
again for the fourth year in a row.
In the championship game
against the King's Academy Lady
Lions, pitcher Megan Flannery
had 11 strikeouts giving the Gator
defense a rest for most of the
game. Senior shortstop Jessica
Paez batted 4-for-4 in an impres-
sive offensive performance.


A $1,000 reward is being
offered for information leading to
the arrest and conviction of a
poacher that killed a radio-collard
bear in Highlands County.
Where: Royce Ranch WEA
Date: May 9, 2005
Time: noon
Directions: Drive south on U.S.
27 to Lake Placid. Turn left at the
second light onto CR 621. Drive
two miles until you come to Hall-
mark Avenue on the left. Turn left
onto Hallmark and drive five


Courtesy photos
Tequilla Weston (Athlete of
the Month)


only that, there are athletes
who work hard, put forth great
effort in both practices and
events, are honest, reliable and
dependable and set great a
great example for the entire
team. Congratulations to Ish-
mael and Tequilla!


Senior third baseman Stephanie
Mattes and freshman center field-
er Amber Martyn also batted well
going 2-for-3 and 2-for-4, respec-
tively. The win moved the Lady
Gators into the Regional Quarter-
Final game, which was played
against the Westminister Acade-
my Lions at Glades Day on Thurs-
day, May 5.
On Tuesday, May 3 the Gator
baseball team beat the Benjamin
Bucs 10-9 to -move to the next
round in the district tournament
and then played John Carroll the
next day. /


miles to our office. Eventually you
will hit a 90-degree curve in the
road and the name changes to
Ponce de Leon. In one block you
will hit a second 90-degree bend
and the road changes names to
Royce Ranch Avenue. Keep driv-
ing and you will see our green
FWC sign on the left. You will also'
see a large white mailbox with
1630 on it and an FWC sticker.
Take the shell road for 0.5 miles to
the office. Our phone number is.
863-699-3740.


Fishing Tournament
Horizons Fishing Tournament
benefiting Hospice of Palm
Beach County's (HPBC) Hori-
zons Children's Bereavement
Program will be taking place.
Horizons Fishing Tournament
(Kingfish, Wahoo, Dolphin) is
presented by the brokerage firm
of Robert W Baird & Company,
Inc.
A Captain's Meeting is
planned for Thursday, July 14, at
5 p.m. to 8:30 pm at the New-
comb Hall Riviera Beach
Marina.
Fishing Tournament
Saturday, July 16 Lines in 7
a.m. Lines out by 3 p.m. and
awards ceremony from 5-6 p.m.
Departing from any inlet; weigh
in at Riviera Beach Marina, 1950
E 13th Street, Riviera Beach,
$175 per boat until June 15; $200
per boat until July 10; $250 per
boat until July 14. For more
information contact Beth Char-
bonneau at (561) 227-5157, Spe-
cial Events Coordinator Hospice
of Palm Beach County or Willie's
Bait and Tackle (561) 848-4484.
Soccer registrations
Soccer registrations for the
upcoming youth soccer leagues
will only last one more day at the
Clewiston Middle School cafete-
ria. No late registrations will be
accepted. Registration will be
held 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, insurance, and a tro-
phy. Fees do not include cleats,
ball, or shin guards, which are
mandatory for play. All new play-
ers need to submit a photocopy
of their birth certificate (the copy
will not be returned). Only par-
ents or legal guardians may sign
for their children. For further
information, call Heather Hess at
233-3208. Coaches and volun-
teers 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-win-
ning sports teams supported by
the Nat Moore Foundation.
Sports education, training 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.
Anyone interested in volunteer-
ing please contact April White or
Charlene Forde. The league has
also formed a new board. The
new members are: President
Ben Cutshaw, Vice President
Charles Felton, Treasurer Char-
lene Forde (228-3986), Secretary
April White (228-7887), Athletic
Director Rick Benjamin, Jose
Casas, Melvin Brooks, Al Gary,
and Ray Tolbert.
Travel baseball
has new teams
Clewiston welcomes AAU
travel baseball with two new
travel teams for ages 12 and
under and 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. Fol-
low the league and standings
online at www.AAUGOLD-
COST.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 spon-
sors and umpires for the upcom-
ing youth baseball season. If you
would like to get involved in
sponsoring a team or purchasing
a banner, please contact Abby
Mass at 228-0475. Umpires are
also needed this year a certifi-
cation is required. For more
information in how to get
involved with your community's
youth through America's pas-
time, contact Kevin Durance at
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Arbor
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aside as Nebraska's first Arbor
Day. The state government
offered prizes to the groups and
individuals who planted the most
trees. On that first day, more than
a million trees were planted. After
Morton died, the Nebraska Legis-
lature changed the date of Arbor
Day to his birthday, April 22, and
made it a legal holiday.
In Florida, probably the one
man who is responsible for plant-
ing more trees than anyone else is
Walter Pursley, Sr. of the St.
Petersburg-Tampa region who
has spent many years beautifying
parks, roadsides and medians
with palm trees. And going a step
further, Mr. Pursley has also spent
many years in developing special
grass turfs to carpet areas on
which the trees are planted.
One of the poorest counties
(financially) .and the least settled
in Florida is Glades County. But
oh, what it does not have in
money it has in abundant natural
beauty and a way of life
unequaled elsewhere. There is
only one garden club in this rural
county that lies west of the Big
Lake. However, this lone group,
made up of both men and
women, has done an outstanding


Photos/Barbara Oehlbeck
Students at West Glades Elementary celebrate Arbor Day by
planting new trees at the school.


job of planting trees in and near
the county seat of Moore.Haven,
and in actually taking their plant-
ing projects into Glades County in
order to "show and tell" students
the value of learning about plants
and trees and the importance of
their place in our daily lives. And
the Glades County Garden Club
has planted numerous trees in
memory of various members of
the club who have passed on.
Sir George Taylor, former
Director of the Royal Botanic Gar-


dens, Kew, England: People are
planting more trees, and care
more about trees, than ever
before. The spread of urban blight
and ugliness and the new ecologi-
cal awareness have prompted
many of us to see in trees the best
and surest living antidote to the
despoliation of our towns, and
there is a growing appreciation of
the countryside to which we
all endeavor to escape.
Trees are the biggest plants in
the world, yet there are tiny trees


with all the outward characteris-
tics of big ones. Trees are different
from most other living things in
that they never stop growing as
long as they live, year after year,
and they do not come and go with
the seasons as flowers and farm
crops do.
The study of trees is, as one
botanist said, "forever". In the
United States alone, there are
1,035 kinds of trees. The two chief
types are the most common, the
needle-leaf trees (pines, cedars,
etc.) and the broad-leaf trees
(oaks, maples, poplars, etc.).
And here in the Sunshine
State, there are those who say
with absolute conviction that the
most magnificent of the orna-
mental flowering trees grow right
here in the Land of Flowers.
These include both needle-leafs
such as bottle brush and jacaran-
da, and broad-leafs such as the
orchid tree and powder puff.
Among those who have seen
them, it's doubtful that anyone
could disagree.
Your towering structures of
stone and steel
I do not see...
For I am one who stands in
awe
Of a solitary tree.
With the guidance of their
principal, students.at West Glades
Elementary are learning at an
early age the value of trees.


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beautification around their school while celebrating Arbor Students at West Glades Elementary learn about the history
Day. of Arbor Day through actual planting.


Scholarships
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ship Program.
For 56 years Ford has support-
ed FFA, and for more than 50
years, people all over America
have been putting Built Ford
Tough Trucks to work. Ford
knows the value of hard work,
and believes that hard work
should be rewarded. That's why
Ford has increased the Built Ford
Tough Trucks/FFA Scholarship
Fund each year since its incep-
tion. Educating aspiring young
people to become the leaders of
tomorrow is just another way of
ensuring a successful future.
FFA is a national youth organi-
zation of over 471,000 student
members preparing for leader-
ship and careers in the science,
business and technology of agri-
culture with approximately 7,200
local chapters in all 50 states,
Puerto Rico and the Virgin
Islands. FFA strives to make a pos-
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personal growth and career suc-
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FWC
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efforts to evaluate performance of
the previous fisheries division.
The FWC will then host a series of
public meetings, called zone
summits, to discuss survey results
and develop plans for the future.
Survey participants will be asked
about their willingness to partici-
pate in the zone summits and
suggest when and where such
meetings should take place.


Briefs


Children's advocates
are needed
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to
represent the best interests of
abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed children before the court,-
social service agencies and the
community. No special educa-
tional degree is required.
Guardians need to be someone
with common sense, good judg-
ment and a commitment to
helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in


Fort Myers is required. Please
contact Kelie Hedrick at: (239)
461-4360. or (800) 269-6210 for
more information, and to
reserve your space for training.
Mentors needed
Moore Haven Elementary
School (MHES) needs you. Do
you have one hour a week to
spend with a student? Some stu-
dents are struggling in math, read-
ing, or just need some extra atten-
tion from a caring adult who will
listen. If you are able to volunteer
one hour or more a week


between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. or dur-
ing our after school program from
3-4:30 p.m., call Kristi Hingson at
MHES to get signed up. The
school number is (863) 946-0737.
Accountability. report
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Ele-
mentary School is now 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.


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that children and adults who
spend time recreating in the out-
doors and communing with
nature learn to love and under-
stand our fragile environment.
They become more interested in
knowing the role that they play
in conserving and enhancing our
resources. With that knowledge,
they may become better stew-
ards of our resources making
more informed choices about
their daily activities that affect
the environment and helping to
influence others to cherish and
enhance our natural heritage.
Florida is the "Fishing Capital
of the World." The accolade is


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well deserved, because Florida is
far and away, the number-one
recreational fishing destination
in North America. With three
million acres of lakes and ponds,
12,000 miles of rivers and
streams and more than 8,000
miles of coastline, you are
always close to good fishing.
The FWC is actively providing
opportunities, skills and
resources to help parents and
guardians to "take a kid fishing."
This Web site will answer your
questions about taking a kid fish-
ing-you'll learn the why, what,
when, where and how. We also
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Nelson bill would reward states that track sex predators by satellite


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Florida lawmakers' quick pas-
sage of a state bill that aims to
improve tracking of sex offend-
ers, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has
unveiled legislation to provide
federal funding for Florida and
other states that adopt similar
programs.
Nelson's bill would give up to
$30 million in grants to support
states with programs that get
tougher on those convicted of
preying on children by tracking
them with satellites, if they get
out of prison. A measure that just
passed in Florida requires 25-
year minimum prison terms for
those convicted of sex crimes
against children under 12, and
lifetime tracking by global posi-
tioning satellites (GPS) once out-
side prison.
The Florida law was prompt-
ed by the abduction and killing of
:9-year-old Jessica Lunsford,
S-whose body was found March 19
near her Homosassa home. The
.slaying of a second girl, Sarah
-Lunde, 13, of Ruskin, whose
body was found April 16, has-
tened passage of the bill, called
the Jessica Lunsford Act. In both
,cases, convicted sex offenders
:have been accused.
"To be effective, however,
:tough laws must be properly
-,funded," Nelson said, speaking
'about his bill that would require
S-he U.S. attorney general to over-
see $10 million in grants this
year, and $20 million next year,
'for states that use GPS monitor-
ing of sex offenders.
In the U.S., there are an esti-
'mated 380,000 registered sex
'offenders. But thousands have
'disappeared, authorities say.
Nelson will present the bill -
'The Sexual Predator Monitoring
;'Act to the American Civil Lib-
>- ;erties Union Foundation at a 7


p.m. Saturday dinner in Miami,
where the group is commemo-
rating its 40th anniversary; and,
also honoring U.S. Rep. Alcee
Hastings with a public-service
award named for a crusading for-
mer St. Petersburg Times editor,
Nelson Poynter.
The ACLU promotes itself as a
nonpartisan organization. And
the group often opposes govern-
ment restraints on individual lib-
erties. But it supports GPS moni-
toring of sexual predators.
The technology consists of
satellite systems and a tracking
device worn around the ankle.
When the wearer of the device is
in the wrong place, parole offi-
cers and police can be alerted.
Attached is a copy of Nelson's
legislation, and an AP back-
ground article.

109TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION
A BILL to provide state and
local governments with financial
assistance that will increase their
ability and effectiveness in moni-
toring convicted sex offenders by
developing and implementing a
program using global positioning
systems to monitor convicted
sexual offenders or sexual preda-
tors released from confinement.
IN THE SENATE OF THE
UNITED STATES
Mr. NELSON of Florida intro-
duced the following BILL:
To provide state and local gov-
ernments with financial assis-
tance that will increase their abil-
ity and effectiveness in
monitoring convicted sex offend-
ers by developing and imple-
menting a program using global
positioning systems to monitor
convicted sexual offenders or
sexual predators released from
confinementL
Be it enacted by the Senate
and House of Representatives of


the United States of America in
Congress assembled.
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the
"Sexual Predator Monitoring Act
of 2005".
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress finds that:
(1) in recent years we have
seen multiple cases of convicted
sexual offenders serving proba-
tion abducting and murdering
young children;
(2) several states have begun
the development and implemen-
tation of outfitting convicted sex-
ual offenders with Global Posi-
tioning Systems to track their
movements while on probation;
(3) the employment of these
devices will assist law enforce-
ment in tracking the movements
and location of probationers in
real time to within 10 ft. of their
location;
(4) Global Positioning System
tracking will permit law enforce-
ment to ensure that convicted
sex offenders do not go to areas
restricted according to the terms
of their probation;
(5) Global Positioning Sys-
tems will serve to deter sexual
predators from re-offending as
they will know that their move-
ments are monitored and
tracked by law enforcement; and
(6) in the event that a convict-
ed sexual offender commits an
additional sex offense while on
probation and monitored with a
Global Positioning System, the
Global Positioning System tech-
nology will aid law enforcement
in the investigation of ,these
crimes by quickly determining
the location of sexual offenders
within the area of the suspected
crime.
SEC. 3. SEXUAL PREDATOR
MONITORING PROGRAM.
(a) GRANTS AUTHORIZED.
(1) IN GENERAL The Attor-


ney General is authorized to
award grants and contracts to
State and local governments to
assist such States and local gov-
ernments in:
(A) carrying out programs to
outfit sexual offenders with elec-
tronic monitoring units; and
(B) the employment of law
enforcement officials necessary
to carry out such programs.
(2) DURATION The Secre-
tary shall award grants under this
Act for a period not to exceed 3
years.
(b) APPLICATION
(1) IN GENERAL. Each
State or local government desir-
ing a grant under this Act shall
submit an application to the
Attorney General at such time, in
such manner, and accompanied
by such information as the Attor-
ney General may reasonably
require.
(2) CONTENTS Each appli-
cation submitted pursuant to
paragraph (1) shall:
(A) describe the activities for
which assistance under this Act
is sought; and
(B) provide such additional
assurances as the Attorney Gen-
eral determines to be essential to
ensure compliance with the
requirements of this Act.
SEC. 4. PROPORTIONAL
SHARE
The Attorney General shall
ensure that each State with eligi-
ble programs receives a propor-
tional share of funding under this
Act based on the total number of
eligible states and the population
of sex offenders to be monitored
with global positioning systems
in those States.
SEC. 5. DEFINITION
In this Act, the term "sexual
offender" means an offender 18
years of age or older who com-
mits a sexual offense against a
minor.


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USDA announces approval of county eligibility


GAINESVILLE Levy County
was recently approved as eligible
to participate in the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture's (USDA) Live-
stock Assistance Program (LAP),
announced Kevin Kelley, state
executive director for the Farm Ser-
vice Agency. This brings the total.
number of eligible counties in
Florida to forty-two, which is equiv-
alent to 63 percent of the state.
"This program provides much
needed relief to livestock produc-
ers who had grazing losses due to
drought, severe weather and relat-
ed causes," said Kelley.
Producers of dairy and beef cat-
tie; bison and beefalo; goats;
swine; sheep; and certain equine,
elk and reindeer are now eligible to
participate in LAP.
To be eligible for LAP, a produc-
er's grazing land must be located in
a county designated as a primary
disaster under a Presidential or Sec-


retarial disaster declaration. The
county must have been approved
as a primary disaster county on or
after Jan. 1, 2003, for a disaster
occurring through Dec. 31, 2004.
To be approved,'a county must
also have suffered a 40 percent or
greater loss of available grazing for
at least three consecutive months
as, a result of damage caused by a
natural disaster.
Another eligibility requirement
is that a producer must have
owned their livestock during cer-
tain timeframes, which FSA refers
to as payment periods. Based on
Florida FSA County Committee rec-
ommendations approved by the
FSA State Committee, the follow-
ing lists LAP payment periods,
along with eligible counties for cal-
endar year 2004:
March 1 July 31 Collier,
DeSoto, Hardee, Hendry, Hillsbor-
ough, and Sarasota Counties;


March 1 August 31 Levy,
Palm Beach and Volusia Counties;
March 15 July 15- Alachua,
Bradford, Dixie, and Gilchrist
Counties.
March 15 July 31 Baker
and Columbia Counties;
March 15 August 31 -
Pasco, Polk and Hernando Coun-
ties;
March 15 September 15 -
Martin and Okeechobee Counties;
April 1 July 31 Lafayette,
Madison and Taylor Counties;
April 1 August 15 Union
County;
April 1 September 30 Indi-
an River and Lee Counties
April 15 July 15 Santa
Rosa County;
May 15 November 15 -
Broward, Glades, Highlands, and
St. Lucie Counties;
June 1 October 31 Orange
County;


June 1 November 15 Cit-
rus and Sumter Counties;-
June 15 October 31 Duval,
Nassau County;
June 15 November 15 -
Osceola and Brevard Counties;
July 1 November 15 Char-
lotte County;
August 1 November 15 -
Lake County;
August 15 November 15 -
Marion and Seminole Counties.
Santa Rosa County livestock
producers who owned livestock
from June 1 though Oct. 31, 2003
may also be eligible for LAP if they
had grazing losses due to drought,
severe weather and related causes.
A county may meet eligibility
requirements for both 2003 and
2004; however, a producer in that
county may receive benefits for
only one of those calendar years.
Assistance will not be available in
contiguous counties.


Authorized by the Military Con-
struction and Appropriations and
Emergency Hurricane Supplemen-
tal Appropriations Act, 2005 (2005
Act), the programs also provide
that producers who reduced the
number of livestock because of a
natural disaster shall not be penal-
ized for those reductions. Produc-
ers will receive compensation for
the entire disaster payment period.
Benefits will be based on the num-
ber of livestock the producer
would have owned if the disaster
had not occurred. For livestock that
were sold in the course of routine
business, producers will receive
benefits for those animals only up
to the date of sale.
More details on LAP and other
disaster assistance programs are
available on USDA's Web site,
http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov/ or at
local USDA Service Centers and
FSA County Offices.


The U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture (USDA) prohibits discrimina-
tion in all its programs and activi-
ties on the basis of race, color,
national origin, gender, religion,
age, disability, political beliefs, sex-
ual orientation and marital or fami-
ly status. (Not all prohibited bases
apply to all programs.) Persons
with disabilities who require alter-
native means for communication
of program information (Braille,
large print, audio/tape, etc.) should
contact USDA's TARGET Center at
(202) 720-2600 (Voice and TDD).
To file a complaint of discrimina-
tion, Write USDA, Director, Office of
Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten
Building, 14th and Independence
Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.,
20250-9410 or call (2020 720-5964
(Voice. or TDD). USDA is an equal
opportunity provider and employ-
er.


Livestock imports restricted


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
has announced the placement of
restrictions on the importation of
animals from states affected with
Vesicular Stomatitis following a
confirmed case in New Mexico, the
first such case reported in the Unit-
ed States this year.
Vesicular Stomatitis is a highly
contagious, viral disease that
affects horses,. cattle, swine and
occasionally sheep, goats and deer.
The virus can also cause flu-like
symptoms in people working with
infected animals.
Symptoms on animals include
blister-like lesions in the mouth, on
the tongue, lips, nostrils, hooves
and teats. While the virus doesn't
usually kill the animals, it does


result in significant weight loss and
milk production loss. It is also diffi-
cult to distinguish between this
virus and foot and mouth disease,
a devastating livestock disease
found outside the United States.
States and other countries often
impose movement restrictions on
.animals from Vesicular Stomatitis
affected areas.
Last week, the USDA National
Veterinary Services Laboratories
confirmed the finding of two posi-
tive horses with clinical signs on a
cattle and horse ranch in Grant
County, New Mexico.
"I'm pleased to see that New
Mexico has taken immediate
action to hold animals on the
affected premises," Mr. Bronson
said, "but the possibility that this
disease could be in other areas


makes it imperative that we have
rules in place to prevent the disease
from being imported into Florida."
Florida requires veterinary
inspection of susceptible animals
coming from states affected with
Vesicular Stomatitis. Hoofed ani-
mals entering Florida from New
Mexico will require prior permis-
sion for entry and must be accom-
panied by an official certificate of
veterinary inspection stating that
they are free of clinical signs of this
disease and have not been
exposed nor located within 10
miles of a positive premises within
the previous 30 days. Susceptible
animals will also be required to
have documentation to show they
have been tested and found nega-
tive within 10 days of movement to
Florida.


Florida Hall of Fame seeks nominations


The Florida Women's Hall
of Fame is now being accepted
by the Florida Commission on
the Status of Women. Since its
inception in 1982, the Hall of
Fame has recognized and hon-
ored Florida women who,
through their lives and works,
have made significant contri-
butions to the improvement of
life for all citizens of the state.
The commission accepts
nominations to the Hall of
Fame annually between April 1
and July 15. Following deliber-
ations, the commission will
recommend 10 nominees to
Governor Jeb Bush, who will
select up to three women for
induction into the Hall in a
March ceremony.
Last year's inductees were


Shirley D. Coletti, an advocate
for substance abusing women
and their families, and a driv-
ing force behind the founding
of Operation PAR (Parental
Awareness and Responsibili-
ty); Marion P. Hammer, a
nationally renowned'
firearms/civil rights advocate
and the first woman president
of the National Rifle Associa-
tion (NRA), Hammer created
the highly acclaimed "Eddie
Eagle Gun Safety" program;
and Judith Kersey, first woman
guidance systems engineer in
the history of NASA, Kennedy
Space Center, and a strong
advocate for women in science
and engineering.
"The Florida Commission
on the Status of Women is


proud to honor these out-
standing women who mean so
much to our state and our his-
tory," said Hall of Fame Com-
mittee Chair Anita Mitchell.
"Each year it is more difficult
to choose 10 finalists to send
to the Governor because of the
many superb nominations we
receive."
Nomination forms may be
obtained by writing: The Flori-
da Commission on the Status
of Women, Office of the Attor-
ney General, PL-01, The Capi-
tol; Tallahassee, FL 32399-
1050, or by calling (850)
414-3300. Forms are also avail-
able for download on the
Commission Web site at
www.fcsw.net.


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created a competitive postdoctor-
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sador Mattie Stepanek, who died
last June from complications
associated with his rare neuro-
muscular disease, mitochondrial
myopathy (MM).
The Mattie Stepanek Postdoc-
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www.mdausa.org/research/rrga-
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MM causes generalized mus-
cle weakness and can affect res-
piration, heart rate, blood pres-
sure, speech, swallowing and


digestion. Stepanek's case
required a ventilator and supple-
mental oxygen as well as a power
wheelchair. The 13-year-old from
Maryland became world-famous
for his advocacy of peace and his
best-selling "Heartsongs" poetry
books, as well as his eloquent
presentations for MDA.
The fellowship is designed to
draw new scientists into MDA's
extensive worldwide research
program and to expand its efforts
to defeat mitochondrial myopa-
thy. MDA currently funds nearly
400 research teams worldwide
seeking cures and treatments for
more than 40 neuromuscular dis-
eases.
"We're on the cutting edge of
medical science, and the Mattie
Stepanek Postdoctoral Research
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eradicate mitochondrial myopa-
thy," MDA President and CEO
Robert Ross said. "The fellowship
is a tribute to my dear friend, Mat-
tie, who lived his life with much
meaning and purpose, despite
the devastating effects of this dis-
ease."
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gram, MDA serves adults and
children affected by neuromus-
cular diseases at 235 MDA clinics
nationwide, and through assis-
tance with purchase of wheel-
chairs, leg braces and assistive
communication devices, educa-
tional information, support
groups and summer camps.
The Association's programs
are funded almost entirely by
individual private contributors.


Attorney General issues consumer alert


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist issued a con-
sumer alert, warning Floridians
about the unauthorized solicitation
of funds by Protect and Serve USA,
an organization that is using the
picture of murder victim Jessica
Lunsford to collect money.
The organization has placed
pictures of Jessica and John Evan-
der Couey, the man accused of her
murder, on approximately 500 col-
lection boxes placed in conven-
ience stores across the state. The
boxes also carry a statement that
asks consumers to donate $1 to
stop sexual predators. Jessica's pic-
ture is being used without the .per-
mission of her father, Mark
Lunsford.
"This is absolutely uncon-
scionable," said Crist. "To use a
deceased child's picture without
the parent's permission is despica-
ble. Consumers need to be aware
that this organization is not con-
nected with the Lunsford family in
any way, and appears to be doing
nothing more than capitalizing on
a tragedy that shocked our entire
state."
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organization. The Attorney Gener-
al's Office has launched a formal
investigation under the Deceptive


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Tampa Police Department in that
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May Is National Osteoporosis Month


DOVER, DE Osteoporosis
affects an estimated 44 million
people in the United States,
according to the National Osteo-
porosis Foundation (NOF). In
honor of National Osteoporosis
Awareness Month, the staff at
General Nutrition Center of Dover
is offering advice on how to get
enough calcium in your diet,
which has been. identified as a key
component in reducing the risk of
the disease.
Nearly 50 percent of women
and 25 percent of men over the
age of 50 will have an osteoporo-
sis-related fracture in their
remaining lifetime, according to
the NOF. Along with weight-bear-
ing exercise, NOF recommends a
diet rich in vitamin D and calcium
to help prevent this bone-weak-
ening disease.
"Ninety-nine percent of the
calcium in your body is found in
the bones and teeth where it is an
essential structural component,"
said Rachel Jones, MS, RD, nutri-
tionist at GNC.
If your calcium intake is too
low to meet metabolic demands,
your body's control mechanisms
will pull calcium out of your
bones to maintain a healthy sup-
ply and to keep your cells func-
tioning normally.
"In other words, the rest of
your body takes precedence over
your bones when it comes to
available calcium," Jones said.
"For this reason, inadequate calci-
um intake can lead to a weaken-
ing of the bones over time."
The National Academy of Sci-
ences recommends that Ameri-
cans consume between 500mg
and 1,300mg of calcium daily.
According to the United States
Department of Agriculture
(USDA),.all age groups fall short
on getting the calcium they need
each day. For example, anyone
over the age of 50 should ingest
1,200 milligrams of calcium each
day.
To -get adequate amounts of
calcium, the USDA recommends
three servings of dairy products
per day. One dairy serving
includes:


Milk: 8 ounces (1 cup) con-
tains up to 300 milligrams of calci-
um.
Cheese: (natural e.g. Ched-
dar, Mozzarella): 1-1.5 ounces
(the size of a matchbox) contains
up to 300 milligrams of calcium.
Yogurt: 8 ounces (1 cup)
contains up to 400 milligrams of
calcium.
"If you can't get enough calci-
um through your diet, we strongly
recommend a nutritional supple-
ment," said Brian Teti, franchise
operator of GNC in Dover.
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of calcium intake is the absorp-
tion rate of that calcium into the
bones. Not all calcium sources
are created equal in terms of
absorption. If you are taking a
supplement, Teti said, it is impor-
tant to consider the. type of calci-
um being used. The most com-
mon calcium sources in
supplements include:
Calcium citrate malate (CCM):
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the most absorbable calciums
available. It is composed bf calci-
um and two organic fruit acids,


citric acid (from citrus fruits) and
malic acid (from apples). This
form has the highest absorption
rate of all calcium sources at 40
percent.
Calcium carbonate: Calcium
carbonate is mined from the earth
and has been one of the most
commonly used sources of sup-
plemental calcium. It is the most
economical form of calcium and
is available in a variety of tablets,
capsules and chewables. Calcium
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absorbable.
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acids are needed for calcium to
be absorbed by the body, citric
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Is taking application for
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RO. Box 459 Moore Haven,
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LABELLE AIRPORT
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experience. Applications
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needing assistance in the
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Gas. Also extra pay for
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston ancd
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
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-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
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For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
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Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440

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First Bank of Clewiston
Is accepting employment applications for an
experienced Mortoage Loan Processor.
The applicants should have a minimum of two (2) years of
mortgage loan processing experience, working knowledge
of mortgage lending terminology and regulatory require-
ments. The applicants should have the ability to communi-
cate effectively, have excellent organizational skills and the
ability to handle a fast-paced mortgage lending environment.
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FAX RESUME TO: Human Resources 863.983.5043
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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 and 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
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Employment opportunities full time, temporary and 2 year
transitional.
Buyer
HR Clerk II
Prgre 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.ussuaar.com, or fax your resume to: 863-902-2889.
SMinorities and females are encouraged to apply. EOE.


The GEO Group, Inc.

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
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
LIBRARY CONSULTANT (P/T 8 hrs. per mo.)
MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
EEO MF/V/H


MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR
(Clewiston, Florida)
United States Sugar corporation WW.USSUGAR.COM) is
one of America's largest diversified, privately-held agribusi-
ness firms. Our company's size, leadership in the industry
and vertical integration enable us to offer 2,100 employee-
owners an array of challenging positions, competitive com-
pensation, a comprehensive benefits package and an em-
powering work environment.
We are currently seeking an individual to be responsible for
coordinating activities that support: the day to day adminis-
tration of work-related injuries and illnesses (between U.S.
Sugar and worker's compensation carrier), OSHA 300 re-
cordkeeping & reports, respiratory surveillance program, au-
diometric testing and Non-DOT Random Drug Resting '
Programs. Candidates must have an AA Degree or equiva-
lent training 3-5 years experience, and a medical back-
ground, preferably in Occupational Health. Excellent
communication and people skills (able to positively interact
with a variety of employee types) are required. Bi-lingual
(Spanish) is helpful.
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a di-
verse workforce. Women and Minorities are encouraged to
apply. Preferably apply online at wwwussugar.com or send
resume to resumPss(us'sugarcom

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FOAM INSULATION Company based out of Clewiston
now hiring installers, South Rorida travel required.
Company vehicle provided; Monday through Friday.
piece work, guaranteed minimum $550 a week during
training period. Benefits, bonus, and travel costs pald.
Must be 21 years or older with clean, class D drivers li-
cense. We are a drug free workplace. Interviews will be
conducted every Monday morning from 8-10a.m. at
our Clewiston Facility. Call 800-683-3155 to line up an
Interview time. Directions to our facility will be given to
you at that time.
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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 bene6cios. 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.



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
pai-a proporcionarle servicio a equipos y
vehiculos de rancho. Se ofrece un paquete
que incluye un plan medico, seguro de vida,
vacaciones, plan de reriro, 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.
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RNs & LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts 3 days on/4 off one week
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 work for
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

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.


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Glades Ford is looking for the following:
*Experienced Salespeople
*Certified Technicians
*Certified Transmission Mechanic
*Part-time Retiree's as Drivers
Office Manager Trainee (knowledgeable in account-
ing 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 L 'Belle Glade, FL 33430
Call 561-992-4000
Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m.


HELP WANTED
$9.10 PER HR. + OVERTIME

General manual labor tasks at the
Clewiston Refinery. Must pass criminal
background check and drug test.
TOST test required, study material
available at local library. Please
apply in person at the:
Employment Office
US Sugar Corporation
1831 South WC Owen
Clewiston
US Sugar Corporation


PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Family Empowerment Program,
Belle Glade area.
Immediate opening for a full-time position. Bachelors degree in
Social Work or related field preferred, but previous experience
working with multicultural families may substitute. Team
worker. Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Creole)
preferred, with a strong command of both languages.
Proficiency in computer (including internet) is a plus. Able to
work flexible hours. Must have a Florida drivers license and
reliable transportation.
Send resume to: RO. Box 1000, Belle Glade, FL 33430, or
email to familypower(abellsouth.net.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age or
national origin-religion, or disabilities.


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.


HUMAN RESOURCE ANALYST
Brighton Reservation
Responsible for all HR activities at Brighton Res-
ervation but will be required to travelto Tampa &
Ft. Pierce Reservations from time to time. Duties
include recruitment, employee relations & pre-
employment screening. Bachelors pref. but may
be substituted for experience. At least 5 years
exp. in human resources as a Generalist/Admin-
istrator/Supervisor. Exp. in Lawson HRIS Sys-
tems + willingness to travel to other
Reservations. Salary negotiable with benefits.
Fax resume with salary req. to (954)967-3477.


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.


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deer? Pick up some
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HEALTHCARE

Rewarding Careers
Await You At
Glades General
Hospital...
We are Building an
Exciting Future!
RUN'S F/T:
ER-Nights OB-Nights
CCU-Days .Mod/Surg-Nights
CNA'S: 12hr Shifts
MONITOR TECHS:
Part Time Weekends
PRN POOL: All Shifts
RN's, LPN's, CNA's &
Monitor Techs
CCU MANAGERIEDUCATOR
RN FT Days, Requires previous
nurse Manager & CCU exp.
with desire to develop nursing
staff in critical care path.
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
PRN
Must have CRTT, ACLS, NRP
& BLS. Ability to work in all
areas. 3-5 yrs exp. Neonate -
Adult and ventilator. RRT
preferred.
CLINICAL PHARMACIST
FT/PiRN
E/O Sat & Sun. 2 yrs Hospital
exp. pharmacokinetics, renal
adjust, MUE unit inspection,
other clinical services. Prefer
PharmD.
ER REGISTRATION
PRN Flexible schedule
evenings and weekends,
Excellent computer and customer
service skill. ealthcare
experience preferred.
COOK FT
3-5 years institutional cooking
experience. Team player with
high energy.

Competitive salary &
excellent benefits package.
Fax resume to 561-993-5627
DFWP/EOE

Belie Glade; FL
"LN (561) 996-6571
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Has an opening for a
Courier/Delivery Person.
Applicant must have Florida drivers license &
& be able to lift up to 50 Ibs.
This Is a part time position.
Applications accepted Mon-Fri., 8am to 3pm
at 106 SW County Road 721 Okeechobee, FL.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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SBicycles 530
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Carpets/Rugs 550
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Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
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Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
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Luggage 645
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Musical Instruments 660
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Pete/Supplies/
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Pooles Supplies 685
,Restaurant
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Satellite 695
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Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
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AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929
CENTRAL AIR & HEAT UNIT-
For a mobile home, $400 or
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1 unit. 2 ton Coleman. $500/
best offer. (561)622-2548


Victorian Games Compendi-
um: Cards, Chess, Backgam-
mon, Horse Racing, etc. Rules
book. $1500 (863)532-9013


MICROWAVE- Big, Works well
$15. (863)612-0647.
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER-
GE, White, 18.2 cuft. Frost
free with ice maker. Like
new. $175. (863)357-8788.



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BIKE CARRIER- Yakima,
Holds up to 3 bikes. $150.
(863)467-0031.



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Now $5170. Ends optional.
Beat Next Price Increase. Go
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to 100 x 200'. Example: 50 x
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WINDOWS (2) Gorrel, Vinyl,
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Large 3Bedri omI 2 Moore Haven Rjuer Gardens
Bath Mobile Home Homes by Brian Sullivan
Offered at $84,000 Available
RESIDENTIAL- MONTURA
CLEWISTON Listings Needed
* Bank Foreclos6res MOORE HAVEN
',Call for Details New Homes starting at
* 3BR, 2BA, MH, Many $ 139,900
Extras Reduced to $85,000 2BR, 2BA MH w/fencedyard
* 3BR, 2BA, MH on man- LAKEPORT Nd
made lake $70,000 Listings Needed


* New construction on
Bayberry Loop, 4 BR,
2BA, Many Upgrades
$265,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D New Upgrades
$84,000
* 4BR, 3BA, CBS Home, w/
Lrg. Pool $225,000


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* Farm Land Available
Call for Details
* Montura Lots Call for. Details
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* Office & Retail Space available
in Shopping Center
Call for Details.
TOWNHOMES
* 3BR 3BA in Greenacres
one half hours east
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*I -t-3, 31 X I -
Crokers:,
Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505
S_ de'i Associates:
Ann Donohue 228-0221
"David Rister 634-2157
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420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
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CALL FOR DETAILS
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Under Contract Call for Details
4BR, 3BA Reduced COMVIMVIERCIAL
$335,000 25A Acres M ura $65,000
4BR, 2BA $139,900 Mobile Home Park 6 lots- 3
Under Construction w/ mobile home, 3 lots only
3BR, 2BA 1982 sq. $106,000
ft. $224,000 9 Commercial Lots on US
Moore Haven Yacht Club 27 with Building $400,000
Lot w/ trees $26,500 5 L
3BR, 2BA $315,000 = n W O00
48 Lots Zoned RI-B
MOBILE HOMES $400,000
3B1B0 $II4500 10 Lots Zoned Commercial
3BR, 2BA Easy Life $87,000. $500,000
3BR, 2BA Seminole Manor Harlem Bar Great
$87,600 Business Opportunity
3BR, 2BARidgdill .$84,900 Call for Details
Industrial Refinery +
Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
& Apt. $173,000


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1.25 acreSA ./;Utopia
Montura anch" $34,500
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CRIB, Oak with mattress, sin- GOLF CART- Club Car, gas, available.
gle bed frame with boxspring reconditioned, $1495.
only, $80 will sell separately. (863)675-1472.
(863)763-4257 GOLF CART- Easy Go. 3 AMER PITT BULL TERRIER-
wheeler, Brand new batteries CKC, 7 weeks old, $300.
with a charger, Very clean. (86.3)467-7778 or
BOOTS, TIMBERLAND, Black, $1300. (863)467-7428 (863)697-6420.
Ladies, Sz. 5. Low cut. New, AMERICAN BULL DOG- Ap-
Never worn. Pd. $75, will prox 2 yr, Spayed, Good
take $50. (863)357-1517 with children. House broke.
EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin, sta- $250. (863)801-1724
tionary, asking $55. AQUARIUMS, 1) 65 Gallon &
(863)357-0371. 1) 10 Gallon. $65 for both,
COMPUTER- Compaq Desk will sep. (863)801-4949
Pro, w/monitor, keyboard,B PU-
mouse, over 30 games.I BLUE PITT BULL PUP- male,
$75. (863)843-0158 5 mos old., $150
WATER HEATER Used, Runs (863)675-1865.
DELL COMPUTER- Windows Great. $25. BOSTON TERRIER- male, 10
XP, Monitor, Keyboard, (863)467-2132/397-8308, mos old, all hots micro-
printer, & Games $150. rags. old, all so, ico
8 r 383-0 18mes$150. chp, great w/kids. $300,
4- 0 Househ old^ B (863)697-0845.
Furnu re BOXER PUPPIES- 6 Males
RED DEPRESSION GLASS CKC Reg., 8 weeks old.
CHEST- good for storing lin- Set, Pitcher, 6 glasses Per- $300. ea.
ens and blankets, dark fect condition. A rare find. B UP ,
wood, $50. (863)763-0428. $150. (863)763-8149 BOXER PUPPY- 13 wks,
Cropped & docked. $350.
COMPUTER DESK, light wood -., I.., i (863)634-1157.
finish, $50. (863)763-4257' CHIHUAHUA MIX 3 mo old
DINING RM SET, seats 10. w/ ELEC WHEELCHAIR- Jazzy Very Friendly, good w/ kids
6 ch's., lighted hutch. Sacri- 1004, used 3 mo. Oxygen Brindle colored. Up to date on
fice for $850. in Okee. holder, Was $7900. sell shots. $150 (863)824-8749
(863)467-2132 $1500. neg. (863)467-8316 JACK RUSSELL PUPPY-9mo.
DINING ROOM SET- Formal, $300. or best offer.
Seating for 6, Full sz. lighted' (863)447-5296.
china cabinet. $2000. or CERAMIC BUSINESS PITT BULL PUPS- Brindle,.
best offer. (863)674-0377 closed due to illness. Kiln, health cert., ready to go
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER- pouring tables, mixer, soon, $350 (863)763-7446.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER- approx. 4,000 molds,
contemporary, light wood, tables, chairs, supplies, TOY CHIHUAHUA- adult male,
lighted, $200 etc., not sold individually, 5yrs old, $75.
(863)675-1634 evenings make offer. 239-334-8632. (863)763-2749.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER- YORK POO PUP- 8 weeks
fits 32" TV, excellent condi- old. Perfect "Mothers Day"
tion, light wood, $120. DIRECTV System from Expert gift. $450. (863)357-0037.
(863)634-9826. Satellite FREE Installation
CALL TODAY & ask about Young Rabbits for breeding,
LEATHER CHAIR- reclining, FREE GIFT (800)672-1519. meat or pets, $5.00 each.
swivel, w/ottoman, Ivory (863)357-1035
color, exc cond, $120. EARN DEGREE online from
(863)357-6660 lvemsg. home.*Business, *Parale-
g a l, C o m p u te rs, Jo b P la c e . .
LIVING ROOM SET- 2 pcs ment Assistance. Computer NIKON N7O w/Nikkor 20mm
w/sofa bed, white $500. or & Financial aid if qualify. 3 l n lkKor N
aid ift0s3.5 lens + 5 lenses. Nikon
best offer. (863)674-0377 (866)858-2121 www.tide- flash kit/ext. 2 mono pod. Kiwi
RECLINER- with massage, watertechonlinecom case. $500 863-532-9013
leather, wall saver, $30. FREE 4-ROOM DIRECTV SYS-
(863)946-1481. TEM including standard in- Pos
stallation. 140+ Channels -
ROLL TOP DESK- beautiful, $29.99/mo. for 3 months.
bought in 1985, call for in- Access to over 225 chan- SPA. Must Sell. 7 Person De-
formation. (863)675-3520. nels! Limited time. S&H. Re- luxe. Never Used, Includes
strictions Apply. Cover. Will Deliver. Full War-
SOFA all leather by View- (866)500-4056. ranty. Can Finance W.A.C.
point Leather Works, 7 feet Payments Under $100 per
long, great condition $200 The Lowest Prescription Pric- Month. In a Hurry. Call
(863)763-4371 es LESS THAN CANADA. (800)980-7727.
Global Medicines, Arizona
WATERBED- King size, ready Physician owned. Your next job could be in
to set up. $100. (866)634-0720 www.glo- today's classified. Did
(863)763-6909. balmedicines.net. y~u look for it?


CLUB CAR GOLF CART
Electric w/ canopy and charg-
er, excellent condition.
$1600 (863)635-4268


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


KARAOKE TV- Pink, w/remote.
$100. or best offer.
(863)612-0647.
TELEVISION- Curtis Mathis
stereo TV, 27", wood cabi-
net, floor model,.$175.
(863)357-8788.


TABLE SAW- 1 1/2 HP, 10",
.$125. (863)763-6342.
TOOL BOX, Metal, On Wheels,
$50. (863)801-4949


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)562-55.67

Agriculture



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


PAINT MARE, 8 yr. old,
needs exp'd rider, very
flashy, $2500.
239-253-2804


- LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
'Lawn' &ing at $89,900. Gorgeous MoiH o e
Garden 0850 HousfsJ -Sale 1 5 lakefront parcels. Gently Sl-2 0
sloping, pristine shoreline,
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE: HOME FOR SALE, LaBELLE, spectacular views. Across
Approx. 200. $1400 for all, nice area, beautiful br1 from national forest on .
willsep. (863)357-6202 bath w/ceramic floor, hard- 35,000 acre recreational '- ---
wood oakfloors, open. lake in East Tenn. Paved -. -
RIDING LAWN MOWER- kitchen/dining room, interior roads, underground utilities, -'4 .
Snapper, $200. walls varnished tongue and central water, sewer, Excel-
(863)824-0523. groove knotted pine, en- lent financing. Call now
closed carport, laundry (800)704-3145 ext 617, .
YAZOO- 61" cut, Zero turn room. Lots of shadew/old SunsetBay -"-
mower, 25HP, Kohler, Exc oaks palms & citrus. Beau-
condition. 1070 hrs, $3000. tiful landscaping sets off this LOOKING FOR MOUNTAIN CLEWISTON CO
(410)482-7828/714-4363 spacious property (4 city PROPERTY? Gated Commu-
lots) from the rest. Offered at nity near Hot Springs, NC. Modular/ModelsB Fro
Liestoc 0$179,900 Spectacular view & river od,1a,/Mod ,ar
by owner (863)675-8038 homesites. Clubhouse, 3/4/5BR, 2/3Aacre.
GOATS, 2 Females. BoerGoat paved roads & More! Call your land as down
& Boer/Nubian Goat. $200 (866)411-5263 Bear River available. 863-673-64
for both, will sep. Lodge.
(239)560-9651 CLEWISTON: 2.5 acre vacant NC MOUNTAINS- Panoramic NEEDCASH??
Okeechobee Livestock land, Pioneer in Clewiston, views andmountain streams I Buy Houses, Land,, Campers,
Market Sales every $65,099 neg. in high elevation between Boats or anything, any con-
Mon. 12pm & every 9545478042 Boone and Asheville. Tracts edition (863)228-2761.
Tues. 11am. 763-3127 Lt-Sa range 1-5 acres with access
and utilities from $49,900. It's never too late to find
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20 Acres from $195,000. $29,900. Scenic region, M i .
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Condos., orwww.flandbargains.om history, $189,500. Ralph L.
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Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneos 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



'84 Mitchell Craft, 15/2 ft.
fiberglass boat w/2001 50h/p
Johnson motor. $2500. Ask
about trailer. (239)821-3170
AIR BOAT HULL- w/cage,
13.5ft, $,800.
(863)634-9826.
BASS BOAT- Ranger, 17', with
115 Mercury engine, runs
excellent, w/trlr. $1500.
(863)801-1666.
BOAT & TRAILER- fiberglass
boat Mercury 7.5 w/ less
than 25 hours. Great shape.
$1500 neg.(836)697-3869
BOAT-.15' Walk thru Tri Hull,
w/trlr, 50HP Jhnson, $500.
(863)674-1105.
FIBERGLASS BOAT-1961
Mercury 7.5, less than 25
hrsw/.1966 trailer, $1500
or best offer (863)697-3869
OUTBOARD LOWER UNIT
Johnson/Evinruth V4, Long
shaft $150 (863)697-6812
TIDECRAFT BASS BOAT &
TRLR, '83- 140HP Suzuki,
fiberglass, $1800.
(863)946-1481.

WALK THRU HALL- '90 Chee-
tah 17'8" Inboard/outboard 4
cyl. New upholstery & seats
Fish depth finder. W/trailer
Runs great tagged $4500.
or best offer.(302)398-6150



GIANT RV SUPERSALE- May
11th-14th. Old- Wal-Mart,
11640 U.S. Hwy 1-Sebas-
tian. Free Admission. Free
Parking. Nation's #1 Selling
Brands. Low Supersale
Prices!




FIBERGLASS BOAT MOLD-
length 13ft, beam 5ft, V-Hull,
$300. (863)467-5496.




Alrboat Engine, Ground Pow-
er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs
M, 1:1"]i f ;i nF 0 0 0
0 8631675-175-
JOHNSON MOTOR- 70HP,
Rebuilt 03/05, Runs great,
$1250. Trade in considered
Call Rusty (863)467-1960



MOTORCYCLE TRAILER,
2005 Single Rail. Fen-
ders/Lights. $1500
(863)674-0898
TRIUMPH CLASSIC '73, 750
CC, Black/Silver. Out of stor-
age. $2500 (863)674-0898
YAMAHA 2003 R6 Street
Bike: Blue, only 4,000 miles,
great condition. $6500. Call
Paul @ (863)634-5698




FOUR WHEELER- Runs Good.
$500. (863)763-5471.
HONDA ATC 200 (3) Needs
work, comes with extra
parts. $400.
(863)674-0556.
JEEP CHEROKEE- 91', New
A/C starter, water/fuel
pumps. Needs major motor
work $900.863-532-9355.
RAIL BUGGY: New motor.
Exc. shape. Needs finish work.
Tons of spare parts. Engine
Block. $3000 (863)675-6214
YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new
tires, good condition,-
$1250. (863)673-8741


YAMAHA PW 80 '95, Runs
good, $500. (863)634-5402


Automobiles




Automobiles 4(
Autos Wanted 4C
Classic Cars 40
Commercial Trucks 4C
Construction
Equipment 4C
Foreign Cars 41



1991 HONDA CIVIC
Ice cold a/c & tow hitch
$1800 (863)675-4540 or
(863)677-3091
'85 BUICK SKYHAWK 20D,
5spd, gd. tires & brks, title,
nds head gasket, not run
$400 (863)612-0515 msg.
'85 CAD FLEETWOOD 4D
newer tires, gd brakes, runs
good, nds head gasket $600
neg. (863)612-0515 Iv. msg
CHEVY LUMINA- '93, Dual air,
Very Good condition. $1800.
(863)234-1009 or
863)674-0843.
FORD Bronco-1990 XLT 4x4
runs good, looks good. Ask-
ing $2500 (239)707-8365
or (863)673-2342
FORD TEMPO- "93, Good
Condition. $1500.
(863)234-1009 or
863)674-0843.
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
1992, Runs great, ice cold
air. Minor body damage.
$2200 (863)467-8166
TOYOTA AVALON, '00- 1
owner, runs great, exc cond.
loaded, $9900 Must Sell!
(561)422-3477.
TRANS AM-'85, Need to be
r e. d o n e
$600.(863)467-1985.
VOLVO 1992, Green, $1200.
(561)996-6633 .



MERCURY COUGAR, '77, 2
door, low miles, $1200.
(863)357-0371




CHEVY 1991 3/4 Ton Pickup,
4x4, 4 spd.,.$2500 or best
offer. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm.
FORD EXPLORER 1992, 4x4,
Leather interior. Cranks, but
won't start. $800 or best of-
fer. (239)560-9651
WILLY MILITARY JEEP- '60,
Many good parts, Complete,
Will make a good hunting
buggy. $750.863-763-3153



Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878




FORD F600 UHAUL IT- exc.
running cond. 24' box, good
for const., flatbed for stor-
age, $2000 (561)844-5757.



BRUSH GUARD, & Diamond
Plate Tool box, SS Nerf Bars,
for Dodge Quadcab, $750.
(863)673-0920
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
(863)692-2229,
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.
863-697-6812.
FORD RANGER- '92, 2 Wheel
Drive, V6, A/C $1000.
(863)673-5443


DODGE DAKOTA
P/U with cap. Runs good,
needs clutch. $400
(863)357-2573



4
FORD F150 1994, 6 cyl., 5
spd., new tires & clutch.
Runs excellent. $1800 neg.
(863)697-8740



GMC BLAZER, '98- 4 door,
sunroof, CD, AC,$4000.
(863)697-1670.



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



DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
SE, '90, red, nice body,
good condition, $2000
(863)467-0987
FORD AEROSTAR-'92, Good
motor Needs Trans. & A/C
$750. or best offer.
(863)357-6378,


Public Notices

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2005-036-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARION FRANKLYN JONES,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MARION FRANKLIN JONES, de-
ceased, whose date of death was No-
vember 2 004, and whose Social
Security Number is 261-56-1100, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry
County rida, Probate Division, the
address of which Is Post Office Box
1760, LaBelle, Floirda 33975. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a'
copy of this notice is required to be
served must tile their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OF 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE.
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this no-
tice Is May12,2005.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John A. Yaun, Attorney
Florida BarNo. 349505
848 West Venture Avenue
Clewiston, Florida 33440
863-983-8175
Personal Representative:
Kay F. Jones
243 West Del Monte Avenue
Clewiston, Florida 33440
53115 CGS 5/12,19/05
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, metal.
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 2005-7OCA, In the
Circuit Court for HENDRY County,
Florida, wherein JAMES B. NUTTER &
COMPANY is the Plaintiff, and MIGUEL
A. VELIZ, et al., are the Defendants, I
will sell the property situated in HEND-
RY County, Flonda, 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,
Florida.
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.
BARBARAS.BUTLER
CLERK OFTHE CIRCUIT COURT
By:/s/Hammond
52331 CGS 5/5,12/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY 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 A/K/A 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-
CEES, 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
situate in Hendry County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
LOT 1, LABELLE MANOR SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING 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
A/K/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 the Hendry County
Courts Building), LaBelle, FL 33935,
on the 25th day of May, 2005.
DATED THIS 261h dayofApril, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By:/s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
52296CGS 5/5,12/05

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION, Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 04-716-CA
STEPHEN J. HINTON, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Reschedulinv Foreclosure
Sale dated April 29, 2005 and entered
In Case No. 04-716-CA of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for HENDRY County, Flori-
da wherein CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Is the
Plaintiff and STEPHEN J. HINTON;
WANDA W. HINTON; JP MORGAN
CHASE BANK AS INDENTURE TRUS-
TEE C/O RESIDENTIAL FUNDING
CORPORATION; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BE-
ING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY
OF THE HENRY COUNTY ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING CORNER OF
HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00 AM, on the
1st day of June, 2005, the following
described property as set forth In said
Final Judgment
LOT 13, BLOCK A, RIDGEVIEW ES-
TATES ADDITION NO. 2, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 122, AS RECORDED
IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HEND-
RY COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID LAND
SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 812 Sawgrass Street, Clewiston,
FL 33440
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on May 6, 2005.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
54130 CGS 5/12,19/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County
will hold the Regular Monthly Meetng
on Thursday May 19 2005 at 500
EM. at The Greentree South Commu-
nity.1700 SR 29 South LaBelle, Flori-
da, Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting Is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record Is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
2060 CGS/CB 4/21/05


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hang your hat? Look
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 2004-1090-CA
WINIFRED T. FORD, et atl,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Forecl-
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, Foirda wherein SUNTRUST
MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and
WINIFREO 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 OFRFCE
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 DIST ANCE 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
HENRY 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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE,
INC.,
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 2003-6M04-CA
JONATHON CORTES, etal,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant t
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,
Florida wherein WELLS FARGO HOME
MORTGAGE, INC., Is the Plaintiff and
JONATHON CORTES; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JONATHON CORTES
N/K/A MICHELE ALLHOUSE; TRAVIS
ERWIN; MICHELLE ERWIN; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE. COURT, BEING THE'SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENRY
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 OF 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 FOB. 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 FOB. 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 GAFLJO5A15002CH AND
GAFLJO5815002CH, AND TITLE
NUMBERS 47117128 AND
47155342.
A/K/A 5625 State Road 80 West, Alva,
FL 33920
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on April 26, 2005.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
52358 CGS 5/5,12/05


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thing sold, advertise in
the classifieds,


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN050517
C-29A, C31, C, CC, C-32M, C33 & C-34 CANAL BANK RESTORATION,
OSCEOLA & ORANGE COUNTIES, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, florida 33406, for C-29A, C31, C-32C, C-32F, C33 & C-34 Canal Bank
Restoration, Osceola & Orange Counties, FL on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 2:30
p local time, at which timely submitted bids will be opened and publicly read.
Involves all labor, equipment & materials to restore the hurricane-damaged canal
banks to their pre-storm event condition, as specified in the contract documents.
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at
10:00 a.m. at SFWMD Kissimmee Field Station, 80 S. Hoagland Blvd., Kissim-
mee, FL 34741. For directions call (407)846-5226. A site visit will Immediately
follow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Inter-
ested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for
free from our webstea by obtalnini a set for $26.00 at the
above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOT-
LINE 800-472-5290. The public is Invited to attend the bid opening. Information
on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
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53699 CGS 5/12/05

HENRY 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) ES.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost,
at the Office of the Superintendent 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
additional district economic Impact in excess of $100,00 except for the costs of
pricing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hand 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, orto provide a proposal for a lower
cost regulatory alternative must do soIn 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-
Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall
Specify how theperson 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 andargument on the issues under consideration.


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


TO: Robert Dean Reed and
MarilouReed
735 Meadowview Drive
Villa Hills, Kentucky 41017


or Robert Dean Reed and
MarilouReed
6969 Trenton 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 III: The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter
of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 30, Township
44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida.
has been tiled 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, Florida 33936, on or before May 31, 2005, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court, at the Lee County Justice
Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against
you forthe relief demanded In the complaint.
WITNESS MY hand and seal of this Court on this 15th day of April, 2005.
BARBARA S, BUTLER,
CLERK OF COURT
By: /s/Hammond
as Deputy Clerk

51004 CGS 4/28;5/5,12,19/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA


KYLE AUSTIN LEE,
Plaintiff(s),
v.


Case e No. 05-303CA


Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records sub- iE Tn
milted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request in writing to CHARLES WESTON and ALICE WESTON,
the Superintendent of Schools. individual and as husband and wife,
Defendants.


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 reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accomodaton In order to participate in this process, please no-
tity 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), ES.
52507 CGS 5/5,12,19 CB 5/19/05


IN THE CIRCUIT OFTHE 20TH
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 OFTHE HEND-
RY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE,
FLORIDA, AT 11:00 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-
SSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST,
HENDRY 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
parclpate In this proceeding, you are
entitled, 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

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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, recliner, sofa, cabinet
misc. items
DerekTyler 7-10 Mlsc. containers
Jessica Leal J-5 Furniture, misc. items
52374 CGS 5/5,12/05

NOTICE OF AUCTION
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction by Blount Automotive
on May 27, 200 at 1 :00 a.m. They
will be sold for cash the highest
bidder and Blount Automotive reserves
the right to refuse any or all bids. Sale
will be held at 508 E. HaMa Ave., Cle-
wiston, FL 33440.
1.1992 Honda Civic
VIN# 1HGEG8553NL070037
2.1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
VIN#d 1J4GZ58YORC169923
54111 CGS 5/12/05
NOTICETO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
nancial Commlee will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, May 26 26, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.. in
the Conference Room at Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center, 500 West Sug-
arland Highway, Clewiston, Florida,
53125 CGS 5/12/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will seal at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on May 23,
2005 at 9:00 A.M.
1995 Chevrolet.Red 4 Door
VIN# 1G105543SY145556
2002 Chevrolet Whi 4 Door
VIN# 2G1WF52E729376033
53820 CGS 5/12,19/05

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NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHARLES WESTON and ALICE WESTON, individually and as husband wife, their
unknown spouses, widows, widowers, heirs devises creditors; grantees, and all
parties having or claiming by, through, under, or against them, and any all persons
claiming any right, title interest, claim, lien estate or demand agalnstthe Defendant
in regards to the following described property in Hendry County, Forida:
Parcel 1 LOTS) 3, BLOCK 2047, UNIT 2, PORT LABELLE
STRAP #4-10-43-29-020-2047-0030
Parcel 2 LOTS) 4,.BLOCK 2047, UNIT 2, PORT LABELLE
STRAP #4-10-43-29-020-2047-0040
Notice is hereby given go each of you that an action to quiettite to the above de-
scribed property has been filed against you and you're required to serveyour 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 once a week for four consecutive weeks in a news-
paper of general circulation published In Hendry County, Forida.
Dated this 21stday of April, 2005.
BarbaraS. Butler
Deputy Clerk
By S. Hammond
SDeputy Clerk
Bill McFarland
Attorney forthe Plaintiff
RO.Box 101507
Cape Coral, FL 33910
Fla. BarNo. 195103
CGS 04/28;05/05,12,19/05


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Board of Directors of the
Housing Authority of the City
of Belle Glade announce that
their regular monthly meet-
ing is scheduled for 5:00
RM. on May 17, 2005 at the
Administration Office in Os-
ceola Center, 1204 NW Ave-
nue L Terrace, Belle Glade,
FL.
54187 CGS 5/12/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
MID-COUNTY M.S.B.U, WORKSHOP
5/17/05, at 6:30 p.m. Pioneer Recrea-
tion Center on Panama Ave. Proposed
Improvements & costs -vs- benefits
will be discussed for Everhilgh/LaDe-
ca, Leon Dennis, Pioneer & Zero
Benefit areas. Discussion will Include
roads & drainage, only.
For information contact Special Districts
at863-675-5252 or 863-983-1582.
El PUBLIC ADVIERTE
MEDIO-CONDADO M.S.B.U. TALLER
En 6:30 de la tarde. Colonice el Centro
de la Recreacion an Panama Ayda.
Las megloras propuestas & los costs
-contra- los beneflcios se discutiran
pare el Everhigh/Ladeca, Leon Dennis,
el Plonero & areas de Beneficlo de Ce-
ro. La discussion incluira los camihos
& desague, solo.
Para el contact de informacion los Dis-
-tdtoo Especiales en (863) 675-5252 o
(8 3) 983-1582.
54272 CB/CGS 5/12/05

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The City ofPahokee is seeking propo-
sals from qualified vendors to provide
in-car video systems for its Police De-
partment. Minimum requirements:
8mm recording system; wireless mi-
crophone system with at least 1000
foot range; stabilized recording device;
light bar activation; low night vision
lens. Completed proposals must be
submitted in triplicate (original and
two copies) not later than May 27,
2005 at:
City Clerk, City of Pahokee
City Hall
171 North Lake Avenue
Pahokee, FL 33476
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4-H leader welcomes challenges as Cattlewomen's president


SARASOTA As a 4-H
leader, Marlene Strickland
helped build a program so pop-
ular there's a waiting list to join
- now she hopes to bring simi-
lar results to the nation's largest
beef industry organization for
women.
In February, Strickland took
office as president of American
National CattleWomen Inc.
(ANCW), a national, nonprofit
group of about 2,000 women
involved in ranching and relat-
ed agribusiness. She will guide
the organization for one year,
and plans to boost membership
using what she's learned during
three decades leading a Saraso-
ta 4-H club with her husband,
Don. The two are business
owners and part-time ranchers.
"My 4-H experiences have
given me ideas, hopes, goals
and training, which assisted me
in reaching this level in the beef
industry," she said.
The Stricklands lead the
Ridin' Rednecks, a Sarasota 4-H
club that boasts about 55 mem-
bers, so many that newcomers
are admitted only when previ-


ous members depart, she said. bers, she said. This spring,
Like all clubs in the Florida 4-H she's putting the concept .into
Youth Development Program, practice by crisscrossing the
it's administered by the.Univer- nation to visit ANCW members
sity of Florida's Institute of Food in Washington State, Washing-
and Agricultural Sciences. The ton, D.C., Oklahoma, Arizona,
Stricklands became 4-H leaders Alabama, Colorado and North
in 1975, because their daugh- Dakota.
ters were involved in the club. "I have been revitalized by
Though their children have visiting all these states and see-
long since grown up 4-H ing where our members live,
membership is open to youth getting a glimpse of their
ages 8 to 18 the Stricklands lifestyles and problems, and
enjoy the work so much that getting their feedback," she'
they've stayed on. For Marlene, .said.
running the club was invalu- Part of the reason for Strick-
able preparation for her new land's hectic travel schedule is
role. that her presidency coincides
"Planning meetings, agen- with an effort by ANCW to
das, trips, assigning commit- determine how the organiza-
tees, raising funds, recognizing tion can best help its members
achievement, these are all goals keep pace with the industry,
which should be common to she said.
any organization," she said. Founded in 1952, ANCW has
"And through 4-H I was able to witnessed, and encouraged,
meet many people in livestock, expansion of the opportunities
agriculture and the legislative available to women in agribusi-
arena." ness. Consumer education and
One of the-most important beef promotion are the back-
lessons Strickland took from 4- bone of ANCW's public out-
H was that organizations stay reach efforts, Strickland said.
strong by reaching out to mem- The group's best-known proj-


ects are the National Beef
Cook-Off recipe contest and the
National Beef Ambassador Pro-
gram, a public speaking com-
petition for teenagers.
ANCW boasts 26 affiliate
organizations, including Florida
CattleWomen, a statewide
group Strickland joined in 1987.
Though she grew up on large
commercial cattle ranches in
Florida and Arizona;, as an adult
Strickland has raised cattle
largely as a hobby. Marlene and
Don Strickland operate an elec-
trical contracting business,
Land Electric, but began keep-
ing a few head of angus beef
cattle at their family farm in
1970 because they wanted their
children to enjoy the education-
al opportunities ranching
brings.
"My family background and
membership in Florida Cattle-
Women taught me about the
cattle business in Florida," Mar-
lene Strickland said. "We have
continued raising cattle
because it helps us stay abreast
of everything happening in the
industry, like inoculation and


marketing, and we can teach
our 4-H kids what we learn."
Strickland's involvement in
the beef industry at a national
level began via Florida Cattle-
Women and the ANCW Nation-
al Beef Ambassador Program,
she said. In 1991, Florida Cattle-
Women asked her to help a
Florida youth compete in the
ambassador program's nation-
al finals and Strickland found
the program to be an ideal way
to help teens develop self-confi-
dence and leadership skills. In
the mid-1990s she was twice
elected president of Florida Cat-
tleWomen, which enabled her
to attend national ANCW meet-
ings, where she learned more
about the program and began
promoting it more in Florida.
In 1999, Strickland began
serving on a national commit-
tee for the ambassador pro-
gram, and also became a
regional director for ANCW. In
2003, she was elected ANCW
vice president and the follow-
ing year was selected president-
elect at the ANCW national
convention in Phoenix.


Despite her responsibilities
with ANCW, Strickland spends
as much time as ever with the
Ridin' Rednecks, said Marcia
Morris, a UF extension agent
working for the Sarasota Coun-
ty 4-H program. The two have
been acquainted for five years.
"Marlene hasn't slowed
down one .bit," Morris said.
"She's also very involved with
her family, her business and her
church. She does so much, it's
almost like she has a twin."
Strickland says her leader-
ship philosophy can be
summed up in a phrase she
uses as the theme for her
ANCW presidency, "spread a
little sunshine, each one reach
one." She believes communica-
tion and cooperation are cru-
cial to any organization's suc-
cess, and sees 4-H promoting
those values within families.
"4-H provides entertain-
ment, education and some-
thing where a family can work
together and see progress," she
said. "In 4-H, winning is nice
but it isn't everything. Participa-
tion is more important."


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