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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: June 2, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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- GLADES COUNTY


Thursday, June 2, 2005


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At a Glance

Flea Market
re-Opening
Moore Haven flea market will
re-open and will be offering their
spaces for free to sell your stuff.
For more information, call (863)
227-6173 or (863) 946-0037 ask
.for Ricardo.

National Trails Day
activity
June 4 is celebrated as Nation-
al Trails Day throughout the
country. As part of this celebra-
tion the Florida Trail Association
will sponsor a walk in Clewiston
on the Lake Okeechobee Section
of the Florida National Scenic
Trail at 3 p.m., on June 4. The
group will meet on the dike at the
Clewiston Marina and walk for
about an hour or so. For further
information, call Paul Cummings
at (561) 963-9906.

Sugar Dolls have
summer classes
The Clewiston Sugar Dolls.
will be having summer classes,
starting June 8, with classes
being held at Central Elementary
every Wednesday. Beginner ages
are 4-12, class is at 3 p.m., ages 13
and up, class is at 4 p.m.
Sugar Dolls classes consist of
'baton twirling, dance -pom-
poms, and new this year flag and
flag corp, color guard, you may
take one class or all classes.
Classes are $25 per month. Regis-
tration fee is $12, which includes
your insurance. For more infor-
mation, please call Judy at (863)
677-0025.

Fun! Fun! Fun!
C,_.._Cpome ard join-us in-Vacation.
Bible School at true Tabernacle
Church of God, in Moore Haven
on May 31-June 3 from 4-6 p.m.
ages four to adults. Theme: Con-
struction zone building char-
acter like Jesus. Come and bring
a friend.

The Rambling
Road Trip
The First Baptist Church of
Moore Haven will feature "The
Rambling Road Trip" Vacation
Bible School. It will be an exciting
adventure across the United
States. The fun begins June 6-10,
Monday-Friday, from 6 p.m. till 9
p.m. Ages three years through
sixth grade are welcome to
attend..

Bike rally
First Annual Bike Rally in
Moore Haven is taking place.
There will be live music, food,
games, blessing of the bikes,
door prizes. Enjoy the great ride
over on Saturday, June 4 from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historical
and beautiful Perry Park. Door
Prizes sponsored by Ft. Myers
Harley Davidson. The event is
sponsored by Christian Biker
Organizations, Biker Clubs,
please RSVP if possible, for more.
information, call (863) 227-0246.


Lake Level

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Index


Classifieds
Opinion ..
School ..
Sports


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School board audit completed


By Mark Young

MOORE HAVEN The
Glades County School Board
emerged from their fiscal year
audit with only a few minor dis-
crepancies, according to a final
report released by the Auditor
General's Office.
However, in the final summa-
ry of the audit report, Auditor
General William 0. Monroe is
calling for improvements and
strengthening measures to be


taken by the district, in order to
become better prepared in help-
ing the state determine the dis-
trict's financial reporting stan-
dards.
In finding one, Bank Reconcil-
iations, the audit called for
improvement's to be made by
the district in the preparation of
their reports in reconciliations.
The audit stated, "We noted that
for the 2003-2004 fiscal year,
most of the monthly reconcilia-
tions for the district's account


payables, payroll, and special
bank accounts 'were not pre-
pared on a timely basis."
The report continued by find-
ing that the reconciliation had
not been signed by the actual
person who prepared the report
and that the reports lacked evi-
dence of supervisory review and
approval.
According the audit summary,
these actions leave the door open
to increased risk that errors or
irregularities may not be properly


Recognition: Honoring top employees


Courtesy photos/Tracy Whirls
Glades County School District assistant
superintendent and transportation director
Scott Bass recognized long time bus driver-
Sylvia Brown as his department's non-
instructional support staff person of the
year. Ms. Brown, who drives the bus trans-
porting students from Horseshoe Acres and
Indian .Hills on SR 80, was credited with
managing often unruly students on the most
dangerous route in the county.


detected. While no discrepancies verify cash collections due to the
were found, the audit called for lack of internal control. The
stronger measures to be taken in report called for the district to
the future and calls for the bank correct the deficiencies in the
reconciliation reports to be com- internal account, which was also
pleted in a more timely manner noted in the district's previous fis-
and the document preparations cal year audit and apparently not
follow proper procedure. -"-corrected.
The audit faulted the district In finding three, Facilities
for a lack of internal control in Acquisitions Issues, the audit
finding two, School Internal focused on the district's one
Funds, where the audit major capital project, which was
expressed a "qualified opinion"
as a result of not being able to See Audit -Page 12


Hurricane




season nears


The Glades County School Board recog-
nized non-instructional support person-
nel from each school in the district dur-
ing their regular meeting May 12. Pic-
tured are District Non-instructional Sup-
port staff member of the year Janet
Getchell with Moore Haven Elementary
Principal Jim Brickel. Mr. Brickel recog-
nized the long-time MHES confidential
secretary for her support of himself and
the principals who served before him, as
well as the students, teachers and par-
ents who come to her for help.


Courtesy photo/Tracy Whirls
Glades County Animal Control Officer David Cline and Moore Haven Mayor Dave McGee
recognized Moore Haven High School students Cutter Pearce and Billy Carlton for their
work constructing two cages, used by animal control to catch stray animals. Mr. Cline
noted that by using the students' traps, the program saved nearly $200 per cage. Mayor
McGee said the high density steel structures were probably strong enough to hold a
bear. Pictured with them is MHHS Future Farmers of America teacher Phillip Cosby.


Left, West Glades Elementary
Principal Larry Luckey II recog-
nized his school's non-instruc-
tional support person of the year,
Bonnie Marechal. Selected over-
whelmingly by her peers, the
school's computer tech/art para-
professional, who brought art
classes to the students in K-6,
with only $500 in her budget and
a lot of creativity, was recognized
as a "teacher," in all but title for
her endeavors.


Moore Haven seniors


receive scholarships
By Tracy Whirls seek a degree in education; Derek
Jones, who will attend Sante Fe
In its fifth year of existence, the Community College and seek a
Moore Haven High School Schol- degree in environmental science;
arship Foundation, Inc. awarded Justin Guerry, who plans to
a record number of scholarships attend Southwest Georgia Tech-
to graduating seniors who plan to nical Institute and seek a degree
attend college or vocational pro- in agriculture technology; Derion
grams after high school. Brown, who will attend Valencia
During the scholarship foun- Community College and seek a
dation's annual banquet held degree in computer technology;
May 13 at North Lake Estates, 15 Joshua Brown, who will attend
seniors received scholarships, Nashville Auto Diesel College and
including Valedictorian Shelby seek a degree in auto diesel
Bond, who plans to attend the mechanics; Emily Buonpastore,
University of Florida and seek a who graduated second in her
degree in nursing; Salutatorian class, and will attend Florida Gulf
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See Scholars Page 12


MOORE HAVEN Glades
County is a wonderful place to
live, work and play. We are all
indeed fortunate to live in
Southwest Florida, where the
weather is mild, sunny and
great for outdoor recreation.-
However, being in the sub-
tropical climate, the environ-
ment and weather can change'
rapidly. There are a number of
natural and man-made haz-
ards that pose a threat to our
area and way of life.
Hurricanes; tropical
storms, water shortages,
flooding and wildfires can
impact our area on short
notice. Sadly we learned of an
additional threat in 2001 -
. terrorism.. and :in ,2,009 ,.the,
impact of not one but three
hurricanes, (Charley, Frances
and Jeanne) striking Glades
County in less than six weeks.
These incidents bring to light
the extreme importance of


planning in advance for such
events to protect property and
lives. On a county level, we
want to do all we can to assist
you in preparing for these
emergency situations.
Hurricane season begins
.June 1 and runs through Nov.
30. Now is the time to begin
planning. Some things you
need to consider when doing
your planning are: Where are
you going to go can you
shelter at home or stay with
friends? How are you going to
get there carpooling helps
prevent too much traffic on
the evacuation routes. Are you
a person with special needs -
should you register for: the
special needs..program, ..aand .
w\hal should be in your disas-
ter kit.
If you already have a plan
in place, review it now and
See Hurricanes Page 4


The princess of



Palmdale palms

By Barbara Oehlbeck made from the Palmdale Post
office, only "in house" postal
Way south on State Road 27-- services which does not include
near Fisheating Creek there is a international money orders nor
small settlement called Palm- passports as larger post offices
.dale. It's rather obvious where do.
the name came from. It's all but Originally, the Palmdale Post
blanketed with palm .trees, Office was located in Peck Stalls'
mostly cabbage palms, more store, now the all but deserted
accurately called Sabal Palms, large two-story building at the
which just happens to be the corner of Rt. 27 and Broadway
state tree of Florida. Street that runs east into the
Whatever 1 else Palmdale heart of Palmdale. At that time
does not have, it does have its Mr. Stalls was the postmaster.
own post office. Throughout Long time resident of Palm-
Florida, and beyond, the tiny dale, Mike Haught, knows a lot
Ochope post office on the Tami- about the Palmdale Post Office.
ami Trail is known as the small- He says, "As far as I know, the
est post office in the state and post office was first located in
even in the country. the big, two-story building fac-
And so what about the Palm- ing Rt. 27 which Peck Stalls
dale Post Office? While it may owned. He was the postmaster
be difficult to prove, it's said to for a long time. It's well known
be next to the smallest. No
house-to-house- delivery is See Smallest Page 4


courtesy pnoo/ iracy wnins
A record fifteen graduating seniors from Moore Haven High School received scholarships
from the Moore Haven High School Scholarship Foundation this year. Pictured with the
seniors receiving scholarships are Foundation Directors John Huysman, Carl Perry,
Wayne Aldrich, Joe Flint, David Chapman, Paul Beck, Larry Luckey, Jeanette Peeples and
Lori Bennett.


Moore Haven, Fla.


Volume 78, Number 51


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, June 2,2005


In the Military


Givens reports for duty
Navy Electrician's Mate Fire-
man Bryan L. Givens recently
reported aboard USS John F.
Kennedy (CV
67) after grad-
uating from
Apprentice-
ship Technical
Training, Great
Lakes, Ill. He is
the son of Dar-
ryl L. and
Melinda A. h
Givens of A
Clewiston and Bryan L.
a 2004 gradu- Givens
ate of Clewis-
ton High School. He is responsi-
ble for the operation and repair
of the ship's electrical power
plant and electrical equipment.
He looks forward to his first days
at sea and port visits aboard USS
Kennedy. USS Kennedy will pull
into New York City May 25 to par-
ticipate in the 18th Annual Fleet
Week New York. During the


weeklong celebration, the crew
of USS Kennedy will enjoy the
warm hospitality of New York
and surrounding tri-state area as
the community honors the men
and women of the Navy and
Marine Corps. Since 1984, Fleet
Week New York has been
known to highlight the pride,
professionalism and esprit-de-
corps of our nation's sea servic-
es. .USS Kennedy, an 80,000 ton
conventional aircraft carrier,
home ported in Mayport, Fla.,
last participated in Fleet Week
New York in 2001.
Clinton E. Willis enlists
Clinton E. Willis, 17, son of
Pamela Demotte and Edward
Willis has enlisted in the U.S.
Army, and will be training for
satellite communications.
Moore boot camp
Pvt. Gary L. Moore, a 2002
graduate of Clewiston High
School, graduated boot camp


Engagement

Viejo and Arango


engagement
Wilda Enriquez, of Clewiston,
is proud to announce the
engagement of her daughter Ali-
cia I. Viejo to Victor A. Arango
son of Surimelly and Jose
Arango of Lehigh Acres. The
bride is also the daughter of Jose
Viejo of Chesapeake, Va.
Wedding will take place July
30 at the West Palm Beach Elks
located at 6188 Belvedere Rd.
Bride-to-be is a 2004 Clewis-
ton High graduate and is current-
ly attending Florida Career Col-
lege to be a Medical Assistant.
The Groom is a 2004 Clewis-
ton High graduate and is current-
ly employed at T.G.I. Friday as a
waiter in West Palm Beach. After


Alicia I. Viejo and
Victor A. Arango
the wedding the couple will
reside in Clewiston.


with the Echo
Eagles, First
Platoon "Black
hawks", Sec-
ond Battalion
Tenth Infantry
Regiment
"Toma-
hawks", at Ft.
Leonardwood
MO., Friday, Gary L. Moore
May 20. Pvt.
Moore held the position of first
squad leader and received
badges for sharpshooter in rifle
and expert in grenade.
Pvt. Moore will continue with
his AIT at FT. Leonardwoood as'
a chemical operation specialist
with the 82nd Chemical Battal-
ion Third Chemical Brigade for
the next 11 weeks. Once this is
completed, PVT. Moore will train
with 82nd Airborne in Ft. Ben-
ning, GA.
You have made your family
proud Pvt. Gary L. Moore. God
Bless you and all who serve in
the United States Army.

Wedding


Baby and Happy wed
Congratulations to Cornelius
"Baby" and Tawanna "Happy"
Boldin from all your friends and
family.


Education

Five graduate with
Education degrees
On May 9, 2005, five employ-
ees of RCMA Graduated from
Palm Beach Community College
with an AS Degree in Early Child-
hood Development.
Representing Glades Early
Childhood Center, Jenneyfa
Rich, Center Coordinator, Aurora
Maldonado, Service Support
Specialist and Linda Stapleton,
Mentor-Teacher.
Representing Booker T.
Washington, Sherri Elrod, Men-
tor-Teacher and Debra Pardo,
Family Support Specialist.
Jenneyfa Rich, representing
the Belle Glades Campus, was
one of the two student speakers,
for the Commencement.
Sherry Shupp, Early Child-
hood Specialist with Glades
Early Childhood Center will
graduate on June 5, 2005 with a
B.S. Degree in Interdisciplinary
Studies, from International Col-
lege.
Abrams graduates
from Alabama State
MONTGOMERY, ALA -
Jatavios Abrams was among 666
students who received a degree
from Alabama State University
during ASU's 271st Commenrce-
ment Exercise May 7, 2005 in the
Joe L. Reed Acadome.
Abrams, a resident of South
Bay, received a BS Degree in Ele-
mentary Education.
Tommy Ford, an actor who
plays the father on UPN's sitcom
"The Parkers" was the featured
speaker. Ford also appears in
FOX television's syndicated com-
edy "Marti" and "New York
Undercover."


Obituaries


Mary Kowal Gelb
Mary Kowal Gelb of Clewis-
ton, 95, died Saturday, May 14,
2005 at Hendry Regional Medical
Center in Clewiston.
Mary Kowal Gelb was born in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She
lived in Clewiston for 28 years -
she was a loving Homemaker.
SSurvivors are, sons, AGelb of
Washington, Mich and Adolph
Gelb of Leesburg, Fla., daughter
Nancy Frankow of McKees Rock,
PA, 12 grandchildren and 24
great grandchildren.
Services were held at Akin-
Davis Funeral Homes, Inc., Bur-
ial Fort Myers Crematory Service.
Akin Davis Funeral Homes, Inc in
Clewiston were in charge of all
arrangements.


Jose C. Leyva
Jose C. Leyva, known as
"Pepe" and "El Viejo Leyva" with
the raspy voice of sense of
humor went peacefully in his
sleep into eternal life on Thurs-
day, May 26, 2005.
"Pepe" was born as Jose C.
Leyva, son of Aurelia Carames
and Antonio Leyva, on March 10
1902 in Cartajena, Las Villas,
Cuba.
IN 1950, "Pepe" came to the
United States from Cuba to do
seasonal work in the sugar
industry in Louisiana. In 1957 he
moved his family, wife and three
children from Cuba to Franklin,
Louisiana.
In 1959 he moved to
Fellsmere, Florida and then set-
tled in Clewiston in 1964. He
retired from the sugar industry in
1979. Through his entire life,
"Pepe" loved life, family and
friends. If there is one thing any-
one learned from him that he
would want you to take with
you, is to remember to Live,
Love and Laughter!
Predeceased by his wife,
Sofia P. Leyva, he is survived by


son, Jose R. Leyva, daughter-in-
law Dorothy J. Leyva, daughter
Alexia Alfonso, predeceased
son-in-law Ernesto Alfonso,
daughter Maria Luke, son-in-law,
Ralph Luke. Grandchildren,
Michelle Cameron, Monica
Alfonso-Nola, Lisa Frankow,
Michael R. Leyva, Julia Leyva
great-grandchildren Meredith
Cameron, Olivia Cameron, Luke
Frankow, 'and Joseph Leyva.
With many other family and
friends that are too many to
mention, you know who you
are.
Visitation was on Friday, May
27, 2005, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9
p.m. A Graveside Funeral Service
was on Saturday, May 28 at 10:30
a.m. and held at Our Lady Queen
of Peace.Cemetery in West Palm
Beach.
All arrangements were made
by Akin-Davis Funeral Homes,
Inc., in Clewiston.


James C. "Jim"
Edwards
Mr. James C. "Jim" Edwards,
66, of Ethel, Miss., died May 24,
2005 at Mississippi Baptist Med-
ical Center in Jackson. Funeral
Services were on Thursday,
May 26, 2005 at 11 a.m. at
Ebenezer Baptist Church near
Zama where he was a member
and Deacon, Masonic Services
at Graveside. Rev Larry Ghar-
vey, Minister of Ebenezer offici-
ated with the burial in the
Church Cemetery. Jordan
funeral home OF Kosciusko,
Miss was in charge of all
arrangements.
Mr. Edwards was born Octo-
ber 15, 1938 in Kosciukko, Miss.
to Geneis Conley and Myrtis
Mangrum Edwards.
Survivors include his wife; Jo
Helen Ponder Edwards of Ethel,
three daughters Jaime Sample
and Husband Sam of Ebenezer,
Ms. Kim Hester and husband


Robert of Marydell, Melissa
Fayard and husband Nathan of
Biloxi. Grandchildren: Samuel
Dickinson Sample, Jr. Justin
Edwards Sample, Matthew Allen
Sample, Patrick Neely Sample,
Kaylin Jo Hester, Kacy Beth Hes-
ter, Braden Nathaniel Fayard,
Annalyn Reese Fayard.
One sister Betty Ann Ferguson
of Walls, Miss. Two nieces and
two nephews.
Mr. Edwards. was a retired
educator after 34 years, a 1967
graduate of University of South-
ern Mississippi B.S. in History ,
Masters Degree in Administra-
tion in Florida Atlantic Universi-
ty, West. Palm Beach, and Mas-
ters Degree and Specialist
Degree in Administration, Missis-
sippi State University, Member of
Phi Delta Kappa.
He had also served as Super-
intendent of Education in the
Attala County School System,
Hendry County Florida School
System, and from 1992-2003 in
Drew Municipal School System
in Drew, Mississippi. A Shriner,
Ft. Myers Scottish Rite, Ft. Myers
Florida, 32 Degree Mason, mem-
ber of Lexington Lodge 24, for-
mer Grand Master of Sugarland
Masonic Lodge 281 in Clewiston,
Member of Mississippi State
Association of Superintendents
and Sons of Confederate Veter-
ans.
Active pallbearers: Sam Sam-
ple, Robert Hester, Nathan
Fayard, Samuel Sample, Jr,
Matthew Sample, Patrick Sam-
ple.
Honorary pallbearers: C.R.
"Deter Blanchard, Edward "Dob-
bin" Thrasher, Kempe Hodges,
Aaron Tolleson, Lewis Hardy, Ed
Oliver, Bill Dubard, James Ken-
neth Mangrum, Jerry Allen.
Memorials may be made to
The American Cancer Society or
Ebenezer Baptist Church Ceme-
tery Fund.


Sally Frances Scheffler

Scheffler graduation
ceremonies June 4
Scheffler Home School
announces Graduation Cere-
monies for Sally Frances Schef-
fler on Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m.
at First Baptist Church Fellow-
ship Hall in Clewiston.


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Parkinson's, HIV, Body Fat Analysis

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Thursday, June 2,2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Facials and More



by Cameron


A new genre of luxury and
pampering is awaiting Clewiston
residents and it comes in the
form of Facials and More by
Cameron. Cameron Edwards is
Clewiston's newest proprietor
and the doors to personal pam-
pering paradise are now open.
According to Ms. Edwards,
she is looking forward to offer-
ing their clients the best facials,
chemical peels, make-up, wax-
ing, and aromatherapy sessions
in town, which will include cus-
tom-designed fruit and vegetable
masks. The business will also
provide customers with free skin
analysis.
aaHer future goals are to bring
d p- pin, and keep up to date with,the
latest technological advances for
skin care.
"So if you want to get rid of
fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars
and age/dark spots, consider
chemical peel with Glycolic
Acid," says Ms. Edwards.
Courtesy Photo They also have special pack-
ages available for weddings and
Ms Anne Marie Mixon special occasions, and gift cer-
Ms. Anne Marie Mixon tificates for the hard-to-buy-for
The Tabernacle of Witness Deliverance Center with Pas- significant other are also avail-
tor Mother Bernice McMillan, Church Family presents able.
Ms. Anne Marie Mixon in concert Saturday, June 4, per- The business is located inside
formance at 7:30 p.m. at 901 Harlem Academy Avenue, of Pzazz Hair Salon, 116 E. Sug-
formance at 7:30 p.m. at 901 Harlem Academy Avenue, arland Hwy. and the hours will
in Clewiston. Come and experience the anointing of the be Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Holy Ghost as He uses this vessel to minister in songs and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4
and praises. "Make a Joyful Noise." For more informa- p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m.
tion call (863) 983-9578 or (863) 677-1008. to 7 p.m. For more information,
or to make an appointment, call
'Some hurricane survival tips


In a recent column, I encour-
aged readers to share tips they
learned during the 2004 hurri-
cane season. As we prepare for
the 2005 hurricane season, we
are armed with real life knowl-
edge of how to survive a major
storm. June 1-12, no sales tax
will be charged on many hurri-
cane supply items, to encourage
Floridians to stock up on hurri-
cane supplies before we are
threatened by storms.
Some tips shared this week:
You can freeze milk and put
it in a cooler. Open the cap and
remove about one cup of milk
before freezing it, to allow room
for expansion. As it thaws, use
it.
Battery-operated fans help
beat the heat when the power is
off. You can find them in stores
that sell camping supplies.
If you have tropical fish,
invest in some battery-operated
aerators: These are sold at bait
and tackle shops and used by
fishermen to keep the fish alive
in the live wells on their boats.
Depending on the size of tank,
you may need several.. Most run
on standard "D" cell batteries. If
you are evacuating, turn the aer-
ators on before you leave, in
case the power goes off before
you return.


A
Healthier '
Life i"


with Katrina Elsken

If you go to a shelter, take
along a flashlight. During the
2004 hurricanes, many of the
shelters lost electricity. Many
people didn't think to bring
flashlights to the shelters.
After a hurricane, you
might not be able to eat the five
servings of fresh fruits and veg-
etables a day that is recom-
mended by the USDA. Keep
multivitamins on hand to sup-
plement your diet.
If a deputy comes to your
door and tells you that you
should evacuate, do it. During a
storm, emergency workers can-
not come and rescue you. Trees
and downed power lines may
be blocking the roads. If your
home is flooded or destroyed by
high winds they will have to wait
until the winds die down before
they can start rescue efforts.
If you have horses, put


them in an open field. Make sure
the barn is locked so they can-
not go back into the barn. In the
open, the horses' survival
instincts will take over and they
will get out of the way of any fly-
ing debris. If they are in a barn,
they' could be crushed or
trapped if it collapses.
If the electricity is off, go to
the breaker box and turn it off.
When the power comes back
on, you want to be able,to moni-
tor it. If there is damage to your
home, when the power comes
back on, it could start a fire.
Make sure your electrical break-
er box is marked so you can eas-
ily tell which switch controls
which area of your house.,If
there is water damage in your
home, do not turn electricity
back on in that area .until an
electrician has checked it to
make sure it is safe.
Stock up on supplies now.
When the area is under a hurri-
cane watch, it may be too late
and stores sell out of many
items.
Do you have a hurricane tip
or story to share? Post online at
our hurricanes blog at
http://newsblog.info/storms/ or
email me at
kelsken@newszap.com.


Clewiston Garden Club seeks members


The Clewiston Garden Club
held its last meeting of the 2004-
2005 season at the home of Vir-
ginia Polhill at 10 a.m. on Thurs-
day, May 19. Fifteen members
were present and planned the
upcoming 2005-2006 agenda off
events.
President Christine Howell
stated that she talked with Steve


Burlison, of Central Elementary,
about his landscaping the
entrance of the school along
with his gardening class. The
club will donate money towards
their project. Members also were
informed of the landscaping
designs for the Clewiston Muse-.
tim scheduled for fall painting.
After all business was dis-


cussed, the raffle of prizes from
Ace Hardware were awarded to
the lucky winners. The meeting
adjourned at 12:30 p.m.
Meetings will resume the
third Thursday in October. If you
are interested in joining the club,
please call Christine Howell at
(863) 983-7650, for further in'for-
mation.


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Letter to the Editor


Dear editor.
My wife, Debra Leizear passed
- away suddenly on April 30, 2005.
I would like to thank all of the
following for help and support in
this time of need: The Lakeport
Association, Lakeport Garden
Club, Pastor George Randolph of


Smallest

Continued From Page 1
that the mail delivery man from
Fort Myers brought the mail early
every morning, long before the
sun cast its shine over Palmdale.
"He'd drive up in front of the
store, take out his key and open a
big wooden box that sat right there
in the open. He'd throw the sack of
mail in it, lock the box and be on
his way. That box was three to four
feet long and most any time o' day
you could see old men sitting' on it,
chewin' tobacco, and swappin'
stories. Young boys who lived
around here had there own ideas
of that box and the old men who
sat on it. This went on for year and
years.
"When Peck would open the
store in the morning he'd go out,
unlock the box, get the mail, put it
up and go on about running the
store, cussing like h-l. The post
office was in the left hand corner
as you enter the store. He did a
good job with the mail but old
Peck couldn't stand it if somebody
in Palmdale got a letter from some-
one he didn't know about. When
the person the letter was
addressed to got the letter it was
perfectly obvious that it had been
opened, then resealed with tape or
glue, and across the back was writ-
ten: 'Opened by mistake.'
"There were gas pumps out
front and over the pumps hung a
small porch. From that porch
Peck could see all over Palmdale
- see everybody and everything
that went on. That was a known
fact."
Back in those days, everybody
lived on credit. Lykes' cowboys all
ran tabs at the store as well as
most everyone in Palmdale.
"Old Peck talked in a high,
whiney voice. Now when the cow-
boys got paid I think once a
month he'd cash their checks,
take out what they owed, they'd
get a whole bunch of groceries like
Spam and Vienna sausage and
such back on the tab again and
that was continuous, month after
month. After about a week they'd
be broke again, raisin' h-l trying' to
borrow money to see 'em through
to the end of the month. About this


Hurricanes

Continued From Page 1
make sure the whole family
knows it. Go through your disas-
ter kit and check your supplies,
make sure flashlights and batter-
ies still work, swap canned foods
for fresh cans. Is there enough
drinking water? There should be
enough for (1) gallon per day
per person. If you don't have a
disaster kit, then prepare one
now.
Evaluate your risks and know
your survival checklist. Better


the Lakeport Baptist Church, the
new and beautiful Buxton Family
Funeral Home in Moore Haven,
and to all the individuals who
have given their support during
this time.
God Bless You All,
James Leizear and family


time, old Peck would say in his
high-pitched voice, 'You go down
to the Oasis and spend your
money on liquor and beer and you
come back here and wanna bor-
row my money how much you
want?' He never caught a breath
between telling those cowboys
what they did and asking how
much theywanted."
The store sold a little of every-
thing except beer." Well, there
come a time when Peck said he
was gonna sell the store. Now the
people who were interested in
buying planned to sell beer and
that wouldn't work with a post
office in the building. (But it was
well known that Peck kept his little
jug in the cold drink cooler.)"
Mike Haught recalls that finally
a deal was struck and the store
was sold to Geno Morritti from
Chicago. Eventually the post office
was relocated a short distance east
of the old store on Broadway.
These are just a few Palmdale
pages from the past the founda-
tion of what is today.
Since 1998, its postmaster, that
is, its postmistress, affectionately
known as the Princess of Palm-
Sdale, is Evelyn Sapp, Mrs. Jerry
(Gator) Sapp. His given name is
Jerry but far and wide he's always
been called "Gator". Devoted hus-
band let the word out not long ago
that not only is his wife, The
Princess, the Palmdale Post-
mistress, she is also a poet. And he
pulled from his pocket one of her
poems, his favorite, written over
30 years ago.
Since we're now in the month
of June, the following by the
Princess of Palmdale seems emi-
nently appropriate.
While looking at a
rosebud...innocent and sweet,
I didn't notice all the fallen
petals at my feet.
Another rose- half opened
looked up at me to say
I'll reach my journey's end if I
can last another day.
A third rose fully open whis-
pered as I drew near
My days are few in number and
my destiny is here.
Our beauty is deceiving, our
story soon is told
But our lives can be beautiful if
we learn from the rose.


preparedness now results in a
quicker and safer recovery later.
You can obtain more informa-
tion on hurricane planning in the
Glades County all hazards guide,
which is available at the Glades
County Emergency Management.
Office and distributed to loca-
tions throughout the county.
The Glades County Emer-
gency Management office is
located in the. Glades County
Courthouse, 500 Ave. J, Moore
Haven, Florida. The phone num-
ber is 946-6020. We encourage
you to stop by or call with any
questions or concerns that you
may have.


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The Haves And The Have Nots


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I heard a minister say one time
that in his younger days, when his
children were small, he would
have family meetings. These meet-
ings were to discuss chores, and
family matters, trips, etc. Yet, he
admitted, when he would call
these meetings, the expression on
his children's faces would usually
be: "What have we done wrong,
now?" Finally, his wife pointed out
to him that the tone in his voice at
these meetings was the same tone
that was used when he disciplined
the children. Thus, they responded
with apprehension.
I wonder if that is not similar to
the response that many people
have when they have a meeting
with God. Despite all of the talk that
we do in the church about how
God loves us, I sometimes get the
impression that many feel that God
is the big disciplinarian. Maybe for
some people their feelings go back


to their experience of their own
father. With a stern earthly father, it
is difficult for them to envision a
heavenly father that would be any-
thing but strict.
The Israelites dealt with this
same problem. They believed that
God would not tolerate sin. They
even developed a system where
people were judged by the degree
of their sin. The worse the sin, the
worse off you were with God. This
not only left many with the feeling
that God totally despised them, but
some, like the tax collectors, the
butchers, and sometimes even the
shepherds were told they were too
unclean to even approach God.
Spiritually speaking, there were
the haves and the have-nots. The
haves perceived themselves as
having God's love, and the have-
nots believed that they were quite
beyond it. Because of this, many
had a hard time comprehending
why Jesus would spend so much
time with the "have nots" those
who clearly were rejected by God.


In response to criticism for receiv-
ing and eating with these sinners
and tax collectors, Jesus told the
parable of the prodigal son.
You remember the story. The
prodigal asks for his share of the
money and then goes off into the
far country and squanders all of it.
He finally ends up doing the most
degrading thing that a Jew could
ever think of- he feeds pigs. Jesus
could have said nothing more hor-
rifying about him than that. The
son finally realizes the futility of his
lifestyle and decides to return
home. This boy's sinfulness was so
great that there was nothing left in
him that could motivate the father
to love him. And yet, the father
receives his son with.open arms.
With this parable, Jesus was try-
ing to help us understand some-
thing about the father and his love.
If the father loves the son, then it is
only because that is the nature of
the father. The boy has done noth-
ing to merit it. And therein lies
Jesus' point. This is how our Heav-


enly Father loves each of us.
First, God's love for us has no
limits He loves us no matter
what we have done. Second, God's.
love is a patient love there is no''
way we can stay away so long that
God's love is no longer offered.
God is not sitting on his throne
with a litany of sins to read off to us-
The truth is, God is more eager to
reestablish a relationship with us.
after we have sinned than we are.
Just like the father in the parable,
he is eagerly waiting for us to:
return. In His heart, we are all,
"haves".
What we have done and how',
long we have done it is no longer
the focus we are. As far as we
know, the father never even asked-
the boy how he wasted all that.
money. That doesn't matter. What
matters is that he is back home,
Jesus worded it very succinctly-,
"There is more joy in heaven over
one sinner who repents than 99,
who simply think that they need.
repentance."


When it's all right not to know; mysteries and paradoxes


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
We celebrated Trinity Sunday
this past week in our Church.
Everyone knows that the Trinity is
a great mystery. More correctly, it's
a paradox something that is
true and yet a contradiction at the
same time. We haven't accepted
paradoxes very well in the West-
ern world and it causes problems
at times.,
The oriental effort to under-
stand "the sound of clapping with
one hand" is outside of our way of
thinking. People like to know and
want explanations. They want to
be let in on secrets and want
answers right away.
I've visited people who worried
that "the doctor isn't telling me
something" but could not consider
that maybe the doctor didn't know
either. There are people who are
suspect because they belong to
secret societies and great efforts
are expended to learn who
belongs and why they are secret.


There are groups that spend all
sorts of time and energy worrying
about the exact date of the end of
time, even when the scriptures tell
us that "no one knows about that
day or hour, not even the angels in
Heaven or the Son." (Mathews
24:36)
That shouldn't keep us from liv-
ing a good life and enjoying God's
world. It's a mystery and we aren't
supposed to know, and it's all
right!
Every now and again I get to
enjoy a sunset. It is pleasant to
watch the sun go down over the
horizon and be there at that instant
when the day becomes evening, to
watch the warmth of the day fade
and a slight chill of the evening
come.over the world.
At that moment, I just enjoy the
experience. When I'm enjoying it,
there are so many things I don't
have to think about. I don't need to
remember that the sun is 93 mil-
lion miles away and actually much
larger than the earth and me see-
ing it set like a small globe is really
an optical illusion. I don't need to


remember, that there are about
seven or eight minutes difference
between when the light energy
leaves the sun and when it strikes
the earth, and that I'm looking at
light that is already seven or eight
minutes old. I don't have to think
about the other kinds of energy
that I'm observing, that the sun is a
vast quantity of thermonuclear
explosions going on and they are
emitting other kind of radiation at
the same time I'm watching.
I don't have to think about the
reflection on the atmosphere that
may be causing the light of the sun
to linger just a bit even after it sinks
below the horizons and give a kind
of afterglow. I can forget about dis-
tance between the earth and the
sun at different times in the earth's
rotation cycle, and the angle of
declination of the axis of the earth
that affects the density of the sun's
rays hitting the earth.
There is so much I don't need
to know in order to enjoy the sun-
set. In fact, there is so much I don't
need to know to enjoy many
things in God's creation. I don't


have to know why someone cart
care for me, and don't really know
all of the reasons I care for others. I
don't have to know why it really is_
that I live here and others live
where they live and are happy, or
why others find their lives fulfilling
and challenging even if I don't see
it myself. I don't have to know
everything there is to know about
why some like chocolate and oth:
ers like vanilla, or why electricity:
flows through wires.
When it comes to God being a.
mystery and His ways in the world:
being unknown, that's all right too.
That doesn't keep me from enjoy-,
ing it as it is given to me, and that's.,
enough.
Human relationships give us;
fulfillment because we know they'
are there in our lives, not because
we know all of the details. God is
like ,that too, He is there and we
can't expect to fathom all of His,
being. God is there and God is one,,
He will come when He chooses.:
That works. I really know all that I
need to know after all.


Community Profile: Noelle L. Savedoff (a.k.a. Doc Savvy)


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

Q: What is your name?
A: Noelle Savedoff. My moth-
er's French, she was born in Paris
and I think my parents wanted to
give me a French name because I
wasn't born anywhere around
Christmas. I love it. I think it's a'
great name.

Q: Where were you born?
A: I was born in New York City,
in Manhattan. I didn't come
straight here. Left New York when
I was four, moved to London,
grew up in London, in Paris and
Barcelona for a while. Back to
Miami Beach, back to England,
kind of back and forth. And, no,
my parents weren't in the military.
When my parents were divorced,
my mom didn't know what to do
because she didn't have a family
here in the states. That's why we
were back and forth in Europe.
I've pretty much made South Flori-
da my home since high school. I
moved back permanently at the
age of 16.
I love Florida the most. The
United States is an amazing place.
People who don't get that are
probably people who have not
had the opportunity to live in other
countries. They just don't under-
stand this is the best place in the
world to live. We should really be
grateful.

Q: What do you do?
A: I'm a veterinarian. It consists
of doing something that I think I
was really born to do. There is
nothing else for me, no other twist
whatsoever. It was just something
that I felt was just the way to go.
Work is not work work is play. I
get up every day and I love what I
do.

Q:Why?
A: I think they're kind of equal:
My staff and my clients. I love
being with my staff. They're a
group of girls that I've been with
for, altogether, the one who's been
with me the longest is four years.
It's like a sense of family. It's really
very special and unique because
I've been working with veterinari-
ans as early as they would let me,
which is probably around 14. One
of their biggest complaints is that
there is always. a tremendous
turnover in staff. I'm very unusual-
ly blessed that way, that I've got a
staff that sticks with me. We're
very close. About 95 percent of the
time, we get along really well. It's
really great.
And the clients the commu-
nity. They're just amazing. It's fab-
ulous to know the people so well
and know about their daughter
getting married or their mother
celebrating their 50th anniversary,
what have you.
I (Q: Can you see yourself doing
anything else?) Well I had a brief
moment where I wanted to be a


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Noelle Savedoff
movie star when I was, some-
where around puberty I think
something happened that made
me decide to be a movie star. Very,
very quickly I changed my mind
because I can't sing, dance or act
and I know I'd go hungry and
broke for sure.
There is nothing else. The
thought of it is frightening. This is
the most important thing to me.

Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: I think I'm funny. (Q:
Funny?) I think so. Not shy, I'm
very gregarious. I'm outgoing. I'm
possibly even shocking at times. I
think people look at me and
assume one thing and talk to me
and get the complete opposite.

Q: What scares you?
A: Jumping out of a plane. It
would be not only dumb, but
frightening. I have a lot of clients
who are into jumping out of
planes. I had been invited on many
occasions. I have a couple of good
friends who are pilots too. Just the
thought of that.
I don't have a fear of a specific
animal, but say I was on safari in
Kenya and deciding to take pic-
tures and a warthog or something
came, well I'm not afraid of
warthogs. If something were run-
ning after me I think I'd get my
adrenaline going.

Q: What is your favorite song?
A: There is one song, I can't say
it's my favorite song, but there's an
old Bob Dylan song that's called
"Just Like a Woman." I think that
that is just avery beautiful song.

Q: What irks you?
A: I do have a temper. Most
people think I'm very calm, cool,
collect and that I have this very
easy-going thing and I do. I try to
do a lot of things that help me with
stress, like Yoga. I paint and I like to
work with hands. There's a real
big artistic side to me.
What sets me off, I think the
most, are people who lie. There's
nothing worse than a liar or a thief,
I think. I can't stand liars.


I can't stand when an animal is
being mistreated. I lose it. I go
aboveand beyond to report, to get,
the authorities involved as best as
possible. It's not once a month,
but probably somewhere
between five and eight times a
year.

Q: What memory do you hold
dear?
A: I really think it was when I
got the letter from my national
board. I had just graduated from
veterinary college and finished up
my internship at Oklahoma State.
A letter came. At the time I had a
boyfriend that I didn't get married
to. We bought a home together,
we were going to get married and I
wasn't working yet and he's a vet
too. He came home and I wanted
to wait for him to come home. I
carried my national board exam
results in my back pocket for 12
hours because I was so nervous
about seeing whether or not I
passed. I hadn't opened it yet.
It was on his birthday. It was on
his 30th birthday. I opened it and I
passed. I think that was probably
one of the happiest days of my life.
It felt like everything I worked hard
for ... I was in school until I was 30.
And that's consistently. That's a big
'chunk of change of your young
years to invest. I knew that if I did-


n't pass, I could take it again and,
pass, but I just wanted to get on
and get working and start earning
a living .and being a vet. It just felt
like it was the key that opened the
door'fOr'Werything.
Another important memory,
there is a husky sled training in
Ketchikan, Alaska. I did a little
training thing and it was very cool.
I became an official musher. That,
was really cool. The guy who
taught me was a 17-year-old kid.
His dad is a vet who lives up by the
Arctic Circle and flies everywhere,
he's a pilot, flies everywhere to do
house calls. That was about two-
and-a-half years ago. -*
Getting a letter that I passed my.
boards, that husky experience, andcL
I think also, just recently, flying with
a very good friend of mine who's a'
pilot. He works for a company in
Ft. Lauderdale that he's a pilot for
and his boss wanted to test out the
new jet and take his wife and some
friends to dinner. He got to take':
who ever he wanted and he called',
me. I was working on a Saturday,.
and he said, "Can you get over here.!
in two hours because we're flying,:
to Key West for dinner." It was my,
first time in Key West. That was
really, really gorgeous.
(Q: The thought of jumping out
the plane cross your mind?) Ne% er
Never. Not even once.


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Hendry County Arrest Log


Editor's note: The following
reports do not indicate guilt. Any-
one listed in the following reports
who are proven innocent or have
their charges dropped against
them, may contact the Clewiston
News to have that information
printed.

Two juveniles nabbed
in suspected homicide
L Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee announced the arrest of two
juveniles for attempted murder
The juveniles reported to be mem-
bers of the "Brown Boyz Gang"
wvho had crashed a birthday party
at a LaBelle address. When asked
t leave the party a fight erupted
ad a 16-year-old victim was
stabbed. Several eyewitnesses
identified the assailants and the
ensuing investigation from the
HCSO was able to gather addition-
al information to complete the
arrests. Both were charged with
attempted murder and transferred
to the Division of Juvenile Justice.

KilCSO recovers stolen
property in burglary
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee reports that Jermaine Terrence
Feagin, age 30, has been arrested in


connection with a vehicle burglary
that occurred at a local motel. On
May 7, around mid-morning,
deputies were called to a local
motel in reference to a vehicle bur-
glary. A Time Warner Cable truck
had been burglarized. An inventory
of the truck revealed that between
$15,000 and $20,000 worth of tools
and equipment were missing.
From information gained at the
scene and other sources, the HCSO
Criminal Investigation Division was
able to locate and arrest the sus-
pect, as well as recover most of the
stolen items. Feagin was charged
with Criminal Mischief/ Property
Damage, Burglary of a Conveyance
and Grand Theft and booked into
the Hendry County Jail.

Video cameras help
snag hammer thief
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee reports that video cameras at a
local convenience store helped
nab Christopher Kevin Critean, age
32, for stealing three hammers and
two walkie-talkies from a LaBelle
Hardware Store. Critean was
caught on the convenience store's
cameras with the hammers as he
shoplifted items from there. Also,
Critean pawned one of the ham-
mers at a local pawnshop, which
led to the discovery of the stolen


walkie-talkie, which he had previ-
ously pawned at the same shop.
Critean was arrested and charged
with Larceny, Dealing in Stolen
Property and Violation of Florida
Pawnbrokers Act. He was booked
into the Hendry County Jail.

Citizen's tip leads to
arrest and recovery
Sheriff Ronnie Lee reports that a
tip by an alert citizen allowed
Hendry County Sheriff Deputies to
locate and arrest Miguel A. Castillo,
age 18, Amado Pequeno, age 21,
and Juan Carlos Torres, age 20, for
steeling a tailgate off an unattended
truck. Deputy Fernando Herrera
received a tip that included a
description of the suspects and the
car they were driving and their
direction of travel. Deputy Herrera
spotted the car and made a traffic.
stop on Beech wood Circle, at
which time the front seat passen-
ger (Pequeno) exited the car and
fled. Deputy Robert' Archer,
responding to the traffic stop, pur-
sued Pequeno and apprehended
him hiding' in the nearby woods.
An inventory of the vehicle was
conducted and a baggie containing
marijuana was discovered. Torres
was charged with grand theft,
Castillo was charged with grand
theft and resisting an officer with-


out violence. All three were
booked into the Hendry County
Jail.
Deputies responded to
suspected burglary
Hendry County Sheriff's
deputies responded to a call at 220
F Road regarding a suspected bur-
glary in progress. While respond-
ing to the scene, the deputies
observed a Dodge mini-van leaving
the area, which fit the description
of a vehicle that had been seen
near the residence. The mini-van,
occupied by three juveniles and
one adult, was stopped and
detained by Deputy George Elver
while Deputy Lois Morales
checked the residence.
After Deputy Morales deter-
mined the residence had been bur-
glarized, he returned to the mini-
van where he, Deputy Elver and
Sgt. James Wright recovered all
stolen items and arrested Joel
Perez, age 32, along with the three
juveniles. All were charged with
burglary and Perez was booked
into the Hendry County Jail while
the juveniles were turned over to
the Division of Juvenile Justice.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee credited the
quick action of the deputies for the
arrest and recovery of all stolen
items.


AG focuses on crime in black community


, TALLAHASSEE Florida Attor-
ney General Charlie Crist and Geor-
gia Attorney General Thurbert E.
Baker will host the 20th annual
National Conference on Preventing
Grime in the Black Community
from June 1-4, in Tampa.
. The event is expected to attract
almost 2,000 attendees from 25
states and the District of Columbia,
and will feature a session with the
three Florida Attorneys General
who have presided over the history
qf the conference.
The conference is a collabora-
tive effort to foster communication
and action in the community by
sharing innovative ideas and suc-
cessful prevention strategies. The
National Conference on Preventing
drime in the Black Community
continues to be one of the few
events in the nation that focuses on
crime issues in the African-Ameri-
can community.
"By sharing innovative ideas

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and best practices across commu-
nities we hope to minimize vio-
lence in our neighborhoods," said
Crist. "Our children deserve a fight-
ing chance and this conference will
provide positive alternatives to vio-
lence among our youth."
The three-day event features
three plenary sessions, four lunch-
eon speakers, and 28 workshops.
Members of law enforcement, vic-
tim services professionals, juvenile
justice and corrections profession-
als, local and state government
employees, school, church and
community leaders, and other
interested citizens from the general
public, along with approximately
500 teens, are expected to attend.
Attorney General Crist will deliv-
er the conference keynote address
Thursday, June 2, at 8:30 a.m. at
the Tampa Convention Center.
Joining Attorney General Crist
will be Juanita Evangeline Moore,
daughter of slain Florida civil rights


pioneer Harry T. Moore, whose
1955 murder investigation was
recently reopened by Crist.
Crime issues such as drugs,
gangs and violent crime continue
to disproportionately affect the
African-American community. To
address these problems, partici-
pants will hear from a panel of
African-American law enforce-
ment administrators, assembled
by the National Organization of
Black Law Enforcement Execu-
tives (NOBLE), including: NOBLE
President Clarence Edwards of Sil-
ver Spring, Maryland; Wenda
Phifer of the Fulton County Police
Department in Atlanta; Chief
Edwin Compass of the New
Orleans Police Department; and
Director Robert Parker of the
Miami-Dade Police Department.
Each will provide a perspective
on those issues and discuss proac-
tive programs and strategies that
have been effective in their jurisdic-


tions. Former Florida Attorneys
General Jim Smith and Bob Butter-
worth will join Crist for a special
celebration of the conference's
20th anniversary on Thursday,
June 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Tampa
Convention Center. After an
audio/visual presentation celebrat-
ing the history of the conference,
each attorney general will share
brief thoughts and recollections
about the conference.
The conference's General Ses-
sions will be in the Tampa Conven-
tion Center, 333 South Franklin
Street, Tampa, while the afternoon
workshops will be in the Tampa
Marriott Waterside Hotel, 700
South Florida Avenue (adjacent to
the convention center).
For more information on the
National Conference on Preventing
Crime in the Black Community,
please contact Ron Barkett at (850)
414-3353. To register, contact
Nancy Simmons at (850) 414-3367.


Missing girl in Palm Beach County


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking the public's
assistance in locating a missing
child by the name of Maria
Penaran of 59 Ferne Lane, Lake
Worth, FL. Maria is an 11-year-old
Hispanic female, with black hair
and brown eyes. She is 5'0" and
weighs 100 lbs. She has been
missing since Sunday, May 22,
2005 at 9:30 p.m.


" Maria may be in the company'
of Hispanic male Alfredo Hernan-
dez Pablo, DOB: Oct. 1, 1985, of
34 Ferne Lane, Lake Worth. Pablo
was last seen Friday night, May 20,
2005, driving a black Honda vehi-
cle with a spoiler on the trunk. He
packed up all of his belongings
and moved out of his address
telling the. property owner he had
problems and had to leave.


It is unknown which direction
they could be traveling or what
their destination is.
If anyone has information
regarding the whereabouts of
Maria Penaran or Alfredo Hernan-
dez Pablo they are encouraged to
contact the Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office, Special Investiga-
tions Unit at 688-4140. or Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.


Clewiston Police Department Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following arrests are
not an indication of guilt. Any suspect
identified on the following list who has
the charges listed dropped for any rea-
gon may contact the Clewiston News
and their information will be printed.
May 20- Jairon Fuentes, Battery
May 20- Javier Rodriguez, DUI
May 20- Christy Patrick, Battery
Iay 20- Rebecca Patrick, Battery
May 22- Jeffrey Mcgriff, Robbery
May 22- Harold Johnson, Robbery
May 23- Carlos Gonzalez, Revoked
May 24- Astrid Filiponi, Warrant
May 24- Chuck Gilkes, Warrant, Rob-
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Letters home: Local families share soldier's letters


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Memorial Day, we asked read-
ers to share letters from service
men. The following letter was
written to Brenda Jaramillo, of
Clewiston, by her husband who
is serving in Iraq.

Hello my wife,
How is the love of my life
doing? Well we just got back
from a mission; we have been
going hard for about 17 days. I
think we are done tomorrow, if
we are, I'll be able to call you
and mail you this letter. To tell
you how much I miss you and
love you, and can't wait to come
home to hold you.
I am really sorry for not writ-
ing a lot, baby and I'm glad you
understand. It is my fault for not
writing and not explaining how
it is over here. We are working
our butts off baby. Sleeping on
the floor, no water no electric,
no heat except for my sleeping
bag. Since my birthday I have
had two showers, I smell like
the locals now. We are doing
good though, by tomorrow we
should get some days off.
OMG, I am listening to Stan's
MP3 Player, to Vanilla Ice, he,
he. Earlier it was Kid Rock and
of course country, (Stan is from
Georgia).
'I miss you, did I tell you that
already? I just wanted to remind
you. Tell Jackie I said Happy
Birthday. I hope she had fun
with Brandon in Orlando and
you getting to keep Kendall, I
bet that was fun.
I am the luckiest man alive.
Every time I think about you,
which is all the time, and like
when we get a bad feeling about
an area we are working in, I'm
like God, please let us get out of
here safe, I need to get back to
my wife.
Oh, by the way, Brian, Pocket
Brian and Stan are all married
now and have at least one kid
each. 'Cause when we talk to
the locals and work with the
Iraq Army, they ask if we have
"madam", that's what they refer
to as wife. It is their culture that
you're not a real man, unless
you're 'married with children. I.
tell them I have a wife and four
kids and one granddaughter.
They say "Good, Mister, good!"
Baby I am going to go to
sleep now, I will try to call you in
a few.days. I miss you and love
you so much.
Love you! Miss you!
Your Baby Boy, husband
Julian

The following series of let-
ters from the Civil War. WW I,
WW II, Vietnam, Desert Storm
and Iraq were contributed by
Mrs. Louise Sullivan of Clewis-
ton.
They are from her Grandfa-
ther, William Charles Hawkins
(Civil War), her Father, John
Hawkins (World War I), Her
brother, Claude Ray Hawkins
and husband, James Sullivan
(World War II), her grandson,
Shane Sullivan (Gulf Storm),
her cousin, Charlie Carlson
(Iran and Iraq).

. This is from a letter from the
Civil War. My grandfather,
William Charles Hawkins, was
charged with losing "One
Enfield Rifle and one set of
accouterments". He wrote an
explanation to the Board of
Examiners as follows:
"I brought all my things over
the top of a ridge and hid until
the Yankees surrounded me. I
then tried to escape but found I
could not run with my things. I
was so weakened by coming up
the hill so I threw gun, cartridge
box, knapsack and things away
and then securely got away from
them.
Pvt. W.C. Hawkins, Co. K, 1st
Fla. Cavalry (Dismounted)"

He did not have to pay for
these items.
My grandfather served in all
the major battles from Chat-
tanooga to Greensboro where
he was paroled (surrendered).
The Yankees shot off his trigger
finger in the battle of Dallas, Ga.


September 8, 1918 Some-
where in France
Dear Mother.
Just a few lines to let you
hear from me. I am well and
dandy and am hoping you are
the same. I
have not
heard from .
you in over a
month. I got a
letter from
Mattie May last
week. She said
they were all
well. I have
never heard John E.
from Albert Hawkins
yet and I have
written them a half a dozen
times. Just mailed him a card.
We have not been getting mail
lately for some reason.
Mama, I have got my liberty
bond paid for and it may be sent
to you at Sanford and if you get
it, just save it for me. It might be
well for you to write to Sanford
and have all your mail sent to
you. I don't know for sure what
will go to you or myself and I
also have five thousand insur-
ance made out to you, but that is
on my service record. If any-
thing should happen, you will
get that anyway.
Well, I guess Laura is in Ga.
by this time teaching school.
Wish I was there and this
thing was all over for I am tired
and now it is not so much fun. I
would like to write more. I know
my letters are not interesting to
you at all .but I can not write
much and I have to be careful
what I write for I want all of
them to go through the Base
Censor, but after all, if you don't
know just where I am at and
what I am doing, you can not
worry so much for I am not
always safe here but, Mother, I
am trying to do my part and the
best I can and I am having plen-
ty to eat and plenty of warm
clothes to wear so don't you
worry about that. I am getting
along fine and have a good time
when I can get off and they are
not so strict over here as they are
in the states. When we are off of
duty, we go where we please.
It will soon be time for my 14
days leave and I am going to try
and get it in England and Italy if I
can. Most likely part of it in Paris
and I may have to take mine
there.
I have got souvenirs, books
and postcards at all the places I
have been since I landed in
France. I am saving them to
bring home with me. Well, there
is no news I can write about so I
will close with lots of love by
John.
Pvt. J.E. Hawkins
Co.C. 15th U.S. Engrs.

American E.F. France May 17,
1944
Dearest Louise,
Well, I just came from Award
Presentation and I was present-
ed my Air Medal. It is a very pret-
ty and nice
medal. I will
send it to you ,
tomorrow or
the next day. It
should take a
couple of
weeks to
reach you. I
will insure it James-
and send you
the insurance Sullivan
,stub also. It
has a small lapel button that
YOU could wear. I intend to call
Claude when I get my pass and
see if I can't fly over or take the
train over and see him.
Didn't-yes I did! I started to
say I didn't get a letter today, but
I did. You be careful driving that
car as I sure don't want anything
to happen to you. You know
that.
As for sweating them out, I
am already doing that every mis-
sion and I have been on some
rough ones. Flak and German
fighters are getting awful accu-
rate and I've seen plenty of both.
May 8th was a very long haul,
way up around North Sea by
Norway and Denmark and
down into Poland. Made me


wonder if the Russians were
doing anything on their end of
the line.
I'll have someone take a
snapshot of me wearing the
medal and will send it to you at
the first opportunity. I have your
pictures laid out here and they
sure make me homesick for
you. Makes the end of my tour
seem like a million miles off, but
I'll stick in there pitching and it
will roll around sometime.
I was pleased to hear that
Father Wall thought of us. You
must tell me what the priest said
when he called. He was a very
nice fellow if I ever met one and
I wrote him a nice note before
leaving Dalhart.
Well, Little Sweetheart, I love
you, I love you, I do, I do, and
can't wait til we're together
again. Til tomorrow, g'nite and
all my love.
Your Little Husband,
Jimmie

Lt. C.R. Hawkins
360th Bomb. Gr. 367th Sq.
APO 557 C/O Postmaster New
York, NY
Sunday April 30, 1944
Dear Daddy,
Haven't forgotten tomorrow
is your birthday but it looks like
all I can do is write you. I haven't
been in town with a-store open
yet, and besides, there is noth-
ing here at all.
Want on
my fourth mis- "
sion today. -
Was quite a -


long haul.
That is four in
five days now
which isn't
bad. Won't be
long at that
rate until I can
return to the


Claude
Hawkins


States. Smith and myself helped
set a new record over the week,
which I think will stand awhile,
Three missions in two days. I
That is really work.
On my missions I have flown I
over several places I have heard
you.tell of being in the last war.
. Today a German fighter (FW-
190) passed so close to the nose
I could have hit him with a rock.
He was really in a hurry. He
passed in just a blur. Most of the
time our fighter support you I
read about is really good. They 1
take the P51, P47 or P-38s any- t
where now. They really look 1
good flying around when you
are deep in enemy territory.
Those boys are really good too. t
They enjoy a scrap and will go
out of their wAy to find one.
Wish I could be with you on I
your birthday tomorrow but
here I am. Maybe we can be t
together on mine. Hope to be t
back by then. At the rate I am
going now, it sure won't be I
long. t
Tell Mama I'll get the money
orders .for the other $200.00
tomorrow if I have timed. Your ,
money isn't much good to you
over here. I am sending $300.00
for thd ring and $1,000.00 to the
bank this month. I didn't get
paid for March so had two
months. Hope I can get a nice
ring for the $300.00. .
Hope you have a good birth-
day and wish I could be with
you.
Drop me a line,
Love,
Claude Ray

MAMS-17
IstMAM
FPO San Francisco, CA 96601
Oct. 6, 1966
Dear Mom and Dad,
Well, I got enough points for
my combat wings. We're start-
ing radio relay BOW where you
sit up all night for about 9 hours
using the plane as a ? for the
ground troops. My plane is
down today for a hole in the gas
tank.
It is sure hot down here and
dusty. We may go to China
Beach for a swim sometime
today.
I am sending $200 home in
money orders with this letter. I
don't know if you got the pic-
tures I sent or not. They were



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hard to wrap anything to send
because you can't get a hold of
anything to do it with.
I flew flares last night so I am
off today.
I was in Saigon yesterday and
came back yesterday night. I
went to the Philippines but did-
n't stay very long; to pick up
parts and return.
I may make corporal this
time but I won't know until the
9th. That's about all that is hap-
pening around here. Be sure to
write if you get the money
orders.
Love,
John
P.S. Send the pictures to
Grandma


Rolla, MO 31 Aug. 1982
Dear Aunt Louise,
I got your letter today. Thanks.
It feels super good to get mail. I
got a letter from Mom, also she
said Mary Ann and Steve might
move south. I think it would be a
very smart move. I think Steve
could get a steady job with
U.S.S.C. Good carpenters are
pretty hard to find down there.
Most work for themselves
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Love, Joe

Gulf Storm
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I should be leaving soon to go
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they were going to have a 25th
surprise anniversary party for
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to be home for it. Well, I have to
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Alligagors can be dangerous, warns FWC experts


By Loma Jablonski
It is estimated that alligators and
people in Florida are 10 times more
likely to come into contact with
each other now than they were 35
years ago. This figure is based on
population estimates that indicate
both the number of alligators and
the number of humans, which
have more than tripled since 1970.
The staff at the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) states that these statistics
indicate a need for increased public
awareness about alligator safety
and behavior.
Statewide, in 2004, there were
18,048 alligator complaints
received by the FWC. Since 1948,
there have been 15 recorded fatal
attacks on humans, including two
last year in Lee County. Of the 15,
five took place late in the day or into
the evening; nine involved people
swimming, wading or snorkeling
and two involved children three-
years old or younger wandering
away from adult supervision. There
have been 327 non-fatal alligator
attacks documented by the FWC,
many as a result of people who
tried to capture or handle an alliga-
tor.
The FWC has launched a toll-
free telephone number to report
nuisance alligators. The number is
1-866-FWC-GATOR (1-866-392-


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
This alligator has lost its fear of humans as it surfaces in the
Rim Canal with its dinner in its mouth.


4286) and should be the primary
telephone number for alligator
complaints.
People should not report an alli-
gator that is simply sunning itself on
a bank or swimming in a lake, just
doing what alligators do. If there is
an immediate danger from an alli-
gator, the best thing to do is leave it
alone.
An important part of learning to
live with alligators is recognizing
that over time, these timid reptiles
can become a serious threat to
public safety with the wrong kind of
encouragement from its human
neighbors. Alligators are attracted
to splashing at the water's edge and
noises made by lawnmowers,
weed trimmers and airboat
engines.
Trained biologists and staff at
the FWC are experts at recognizing


the signs that indicate an alligator.
has become a danger to humans,
and not just a victim of being in the
wrong place at the wrong time. Liv-
ing in close proximity to a creature
that is exhibiting signs of nuisance
behavior is not an option. The situa-
tion needs to be dealt with by pro-
fessionals from the FWC before
someone gets hurt. If you have any
questions as to whether an alliga-
tor's behavior indicates aggression,
call the experts at the FWC to have
them make a determination.
Alligators that are actively caus-
ing problems or threatening public
safety should be reported as nui-
sances immediately. Call the
FWC's alligator hotline at 1-866-
FWC-GATOR (1-866-392-4286)
and file a nuisance complaint.
Keep in mind that this telephone
number is for alligator complaints


FWC wants boaters to think safety


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission,
(FWC) is keying in on three core
messages as its Division of Law
Enforcement gears up for a busy
summer boating season: Stay
alert, wear your life jacket and
don't drink and operate a boat.
The agency says keeping these
messages in mind can dramatical-
ly decrease your chances of get-
ting into an accident and increase
your chances of survival if you do.
"In 2003, Florida led the nation
in boating deaths with 64, and last
year we had 68. We hope to
reverse that trend by alerting
boaters to the biggest dangers,"
said Captain Richard Moore, Flori-
da's boating law administrator.
Moore said the-agency honed


in on the three safety messages
after analyzing Florida's boat acci-
dent data.
Collisions with vessels or fixed
objects are the two leading types
of accidents. Last year, they
accounted for nearly half of the
mishaps on Florida's waterways.
Moore said this reflects the impor-
tance of staying alert to everything
going on around you.
"One of the biggest miscon-
ceptions about boating accidents
is that they are caused by
extremely reckless behavior, but
when you look at the numbers
you see that it comes down to
people not paying attention or
making one careless move,"
Moore said. "We want people to
go out and have fun, but also to


understand the minute they lose
focus something could happen."
Moore said alcohol and not
wearing a life jacket are the two
major contributors to fatal acci-
dents. In 2004, alcohol use was
the primary cause of 21 percent of
boating deaths. Almost one-third
of the fatal accidents were classi-
fied as "falls overboard," and
drowning was the cause of death
in 65 percent of those fatalities.
"We don't know the exact
number of people who would
have survived these accidents had
they been wearing a life jacket,
but there is no doubt that most
might still be alive today if they
had worn a life jacket," Moore
said.
Beginning May 21, the FWC


will flood Lee County with the
three key messages to test out a
new boat safety campaign. The
$250,000 pilot program will target
boaters with television, print and
radio advertisements, billboards,
point-of-sale displays and hand-
outs from law enforcement offi-
cers, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary and the U.S. Power
Squadrons. The agency is con-
ducting pre- and post-campaign
surveys to evaluate the cam-
paign's effectiveness. If the pilot
program is successful, the FWC
will roll out the campaign to other
target areas with high boating-
accident numbers.
Visit MyFWC.com/law/boat-
ing/ to get boating-accident statis-
tics.


water). Alligators favor this type of
habitat. Swim in designated areas
only.
Do not swim, walk dogs or
allow small children, at night or at
dusk, along the shoreline of waters
that are known to contain large alli-
gators. Large alligators feed most
actively during the evening hours. It
is illegal to water-ski after dark in
Florida.
Do not attempt to remove alliga-
tors from their natural habitat or try
to keep one as a pet. It is strictly
against the law to do so.
Do fence your waterfront prop-
erty. Appropriate fencing helps pro-
tect family and pets against incur-
sions by alligators.


only, not raccoons, armadillos or
possums.
Also keep in mind that if the alli-
gator is longer than four feet and
meets the FWC's criteria as a nui-
sance animal, it is harvested for its
meat and hide by a permitted FWC
trapper. Nuisance alligators larger
than six feet present the greatest
hazard to humans and pets. Small-
er gators four feet or less in
length pose little threat to peo-
ple, but they can deliver a nasty bite
that should be seen by a physician.
The bacteria in an alligator's mouth
cause bite wounds to become
infected easily.
Here are some basic guidelines
from FWC experts.
Do not feed or entice alligators.
Inform others that feeding alligators
is against state law. When alligators
lose their natural fear of people they
become dangerous.
Do not feed any wildlife in or
near the water. Dispose of fish
scraps or other potential alligator
foodstuffs properly.
Do no let pets swim or run along
the shoreline of waters known to
contain large alligators. Alligators
are attracted to dogs probably
because they are about the same
size as an alligator's natural prey.
Do not swim or allow pets to
swim in areas with emergent vege-
tation (plants growing up out of the


Alligators play a vital role in the
ecology of the state's wetlands and
are an important part of Florida's
heritage. They were, after all, here
first. It is against the law to feed,
harass, molest, and attempt to
move or kill them. Violators should
be reported by calling the FWC's
24-hour, Wildlife Alert Hotline at 1-
888-404-FWCC (3922). Callers may
remain anonymous and may be eli-
gible for a reward.
For information on Florida's alli-
gators, visit
www.wildflorida.org/gators/Defaul
t.htm, the alligator section of the
FWC Web site or call the Southwest
Region office at (863) 648-3203 dur-
ing normal working hours.


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Hunting permits now available online


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission" (FWC)'
will be accepting appli,-atiorIs June
1-11 for 2005-06 regular and special
quota permits to hunt on wildlife
management areas (WMA).
Regular quota hunt applications
are for hunters who seek permits to
hunt during the first nine days of the
general gun-hunting season and
other general gun hunts on some


WMAs. Special quota hunt applica-
tions are for permits to take part in
some archery or muzzleloader
hunts.
Applications are now available
online at MyFWC.cornm/hunting. In
addition, application forms will be
available from county tax collec-
tors' offices, license agents and
FWC regional offices as of May 23.
Applying for these permits is


now automated through FWC's
Total Licensing System (TLS). To
apply for these permits, visit -any
license agent or tax collector s
office or submit an application
online at MyFWC.com after 10 a.m.
(EDT) June 1-11.
* Applications for Recreational
Use permits will be available online
and from FWC regional offices June
15. These permits are issued on a


first-come, first-served basis begin-
ning July 15. In addition, applica-
tions will be available July 1 for Air-
.boat, Track Vehicle, Youth Hunt,
Blackwater WMA Quail Hunt,
Matanzas Family Hunt and Mobility-
Impaired Person Hunt permits.
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more information on how to apply
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the construction of West Glades
Elementary. The audit noted that
the school board entered into a
project cost of $7,942,223, as a
maximum price contract price.
Florida statutes state that the
district is ultimately responsible to
monitor the contracted construc-
tion manager, who is responsible
for all the subcontracting and the
report notes that the district not
follow through with their respon-
sibility during the construction
phase of the new elementary.
The construction manager
awarded subcontracts without
providing the district with copies
of the bid tabulation sheets and
"did not otherwise participate in
the bidding process." The report
states that without the district's
participation or review of the bid
documentation, the district had
limited assurance that the con-
struction manager complied with
the terms of the contract or maxi-
mized the district's cost savings.
Florida Statues also indicated
that a contract between the
school board and the construc-
tion manager call for a timeline, in
which the project must .be com-
pleted or any costs would then be
incurred by the construction
manager. The audit notes that the
contract did contain, a timeline,
but that the penalty, required by
state law, was omitted from the
contract.
The audit also discovered that
the district began occupation of


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Coast University and pursue a
degree in biology in the pre-med
program; Billy Carlton, who will
pursue a degree in agriculture tech-
nology at Southwest Georgia Tech-
nical .Institute; Leonardo Centeno,
who plans to attend Edison Com-
munity College, then transfer to
Florida Gulf Coast to pursue a
degree in the social sciences;
Valerie Kelley, who also intends to
attend Edison Community. College,
then transfer to Florida Gulf Coast
to pursue a degree in accounting;
Darcel Kelly, who plans to attend
Florida A&M .and major in medi-
cine; Jaimee White who will attend
Indian River Community College,
before transferring to Florida Gulf
Coast to seek an accounting
degree; Almeta Brown, who plans
to attend Florida A&M and pursue
a degree in theater arts; Marrisa
'Weeks, who will attend Florida
Gulf Coast University and major in
accounting and Cutter Pearce, who
will attend Nashville Auto Diesel
College and seek a degree in diesel
mechanics.
According to Glades County
Schools Superintendent Wayne
Aldrich, the Moore Haven High
School Scholarship Foundation's
goal is to raise enough money to
provide every student graduating
from Moore Haven High School
with plans to pursue post-second-
ary education with a scholarship to
the community college, university
or vocational school of their
choice.
"We received an -increased
number of applications this year
and thanks to the generosity of our
residents and businesses, our
scholarships far exceed those
offered' by larger schools," Mr.
Aldrich said.
As Scholarship Foundation
director and Glades County Com-
missioner Paul Beck told those
attending the reception, The Moore
Haven High School Scholarship
Foundation, Inc. was formed five
years ago in response to the loss of
scholarships U.S. Sugar Corpora-
tion historically awarded to the
Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
The first year of its inception,
partnering with Glades County
Property Appraiser Larry Luckey,
Mr. Aldrich was able to raise
enough for the valedictorian. The


the completed building before
verification of compliance inspec-
tion had been completed. "Stu-
dents and staff occupied the new
school in August, 2004," reads the
report. "We were provided sever-
al types of inspection reports
related to the project, including
the architect's final inspection
report and a Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
report related to the water system.
However, district records did not
include a certificate of occupancy
completed by a qualified inspec-
tor other than the architect or
engineer on the project."
In finding four, Purchasing
Practices, the district was not
found to be in violation with Flori-
da Statutes, which require com-
,petitive sealed bids for any mer-
chandise over $7,000, but a lack
of documentation in six separate
incidents did not have the proper
documentation to ensure that the
district took every precaution in
securing the lowest bid because
bid documentation was not kept
from .the unsuccessful bidders to
ensure that the district did indeed
secure the lowest bid, which
included the purchase of three'
vehicles, security cameras, and a
copier.
The audit called for the district
to retain all such documents in
the future.
The audit also found the dis-
trict to be in violation of the Flori-
da Statutes, in regards to the Flori-
da School Recognition (FSR)
program, where the district
spend $8,004 on items, which are
not consistent with the FSR
guidelines. The audit noted that


two then decided to "add to the
troops," recruiting Glades County
Clerk of Circuit
Court Joe Flint, lofigtime Moore
Haven High School teacher John
Huysman and local businessmen
Carl Perry, David Chapman and Mr.
Beck to serve on the
foundation's board of directors.
Each year thereafter, the direc-
tors worked to continue to fund the
$12,000 needed for the four-year
valedictorian scholarship, as well
as to continue funding scholar-
ships for the past years' valedictori-
ans until they graduate and to pro-
vide scholarships and matching
scholarships for other graduating
seniors.
The foundation met its $30,000
goal this year, and with the addition
.of Jeanette Peeples and Lori Ben-
nett to the board of directors, and
new fundraising strategies, the
group hopes to raise more next
year.
Turning tragedy to triumph,
when long-time supporters of the
scholarship foundation, like former
Sheriff James Rider, who had
donated cars to students earning
high scores on their FCAT exams,
and contributed generously to the
foundation, and the "Voice of the
Terriers" play-by-play announcer
Joe Brown passed away, family
members and friends created
memorial scholarships in their
names.
Memorial endowments, which
are matched for every $250 by the
Scholarship
Foundation, were established in
honor of Sheriff Rider, Theresa
Birdwell, and Victor Emerick.
Also new this year, the founda-
tion, like other local fundraising
endeavors, received donations of
steers and hogs purchased during
the annual Youth Livestock Sale,
some of which were sold to raise
additional funds, while one of
which was butchered, courtesy of
Chappy's Country Store, and raf-
fled, in a freezer to raise additional
funds.
Among those donating steers
and hogs to benefit the scholarship
foundation were Glades Electric
Cooperative, Joyner Development,
Katherine Frost of Frost Paints, and
U-Save.
Having worked alone the first
years to raise scholarship funds for
the valedictorian, Mr. Aldrich said
he knows how hard it is to raise the
necessary funds, and he encour-
aged the seniors receiving scholar-


the money was spent on such
items as T-shirts for students,
award trips, and miscellaneous
gift cards for students.
Those items fall outside the
FSR guidelines, and the audit rec-
ommends that the district return
those funds to the FSR program.
Glades County School District
Superintendent Wayne Aldrich,
submitted his written response to
the Auditor's General Office, stat-
ing that the district is in agree-
ment with the majority of the pre-
liminary and tentative audit
findings and recommendations.
"The district was and is in the
process of correcting the find-
ings," Mr. Aldrich writes in his
response. "As always, Glades
County School District appreci-
ates the time spent by employees
of the Auditor General in our dis-
trict. Improvement of school sys-
tems is crucial in meeting the
educational needs of our stu-
dents. Therefore, the district will
ensure the corrections of all audit
findings for the year ending June
30, 2004."
Mr. Aldrich noted that in the
district's Bank Reconciliation
finding, the district is reporting
that bank statements can now
completed and printed on the
computer with an approval form
printed at the completion. "These
are now being completed on
time," writes Mr. Aldrich who
also writes that the steps are
being made to correct the inter-
nal control over the cash collec-
tions in the school internal funds,
but does specify what those steps
are.
Mr. Aldrich noted that the dis-


ships to thank those who con-
tributed to the scholarship founda-
tion.
"We hold this banquet every
year, not only to recognize the stu-
dents who have earned scholar-,
ships, but to give the students an
opportunity to meet their spon-
sors," Mr. Aldrich said. "It's not the
directors who give you the money.
You should thank each person
who donated."
Moore Haven High School
Scholarship Foundation Sponsors
included:
Dianfiond business and corpo-
ration sponsors donating $2,500
or more: Lodge Construction,
Republic Services; Diamond indi-
viduals and nonprofit organiza-
tions contributing $1,000 or more.
included: Julie Perry, the Tom
Perry Family Foundation; Whisper
Creek RV Park, city, of Moore
Haven, Sheriff Stuart Whiddon,
Glades Electric Cooperative, Joyn-
er Development, U-Save, Storey
Lundy Cane, Pressley Lundy Cit-
rus, and Katherine Frost; Platinum
businesses and corporations
donating $1,000 or more include
Walter and Nita Shirley and Close
Construction. Platinum Individu-
als and nonprofits donating $500
or more included the Buckhead
Ridge Homeowners Association;
Walt and Nita Shirley; David and
Kay Chapman; John A. and Kim
Collier; Bob and Diane Joyner;
Donald and Dorothy Peeples; Ken-
neth and Marisa Jones; and Butch
and Susan Jones.
Gold businesses and corpora-
tions donating $500 or more
included: Everglades Federal
Credit Union; Johnson and Pre-
witt and Associates, Inc.; C and L
Properties, Inc./Joan Lewis; Royal
Foundation, Inc.; Neese Enterpris-
es, Inc.; Everglades Farm Equip-
ment Company; and the Loftis
Corporation-The Glades Resort.
Gold level individuals and non-
profit organizations contributing
$200 or more included: Doug
Alien's Repair Service, Inc.; Scott
and Shannon Bass; Jeanette
Peeples; Ortona Community
Association; Moore Haven Mason-
ic Lodge #61; Donna Storter and
John C. Long; Marie and Doug
Korinke; Steve and Sharon Petti;
Senior Citizens Golden Age Club;
Larry and Neva Luckey; Gladys
Wilson; William D. McCardel; Bud
Light and Nikki Blaha and Susan
Fentress Fry.
Friends/Businesses contribut-


trict's participation in the capital
construction project regarding
West Glades Elementary were
such that the Department of Edu-
cation was, "impressed the
Department of Education so
much, additional funds were
awarded," he wrote.
In addressing the same find-
ings report, Mr. Aldrich acknowl-
edged that a timeline was provid-
ed to the construction manager
without the appropriate conse-
quences of completing the proj-
ect on time. Regarding the
absence of a certificate of occu-
pancy, Mr. Aldrich writes that a
"verbal agreement" had been
established, but that a written
certificate was not issued.
"The school board will learn
from the mistakes made from
constructing its first facility in 35
years," he writes. "The district
will not make the same errors
during the next construction proj-
ect."
Mr. Aldrich maintains that the
district did follow statutes regard-
ing the FSR violations. FSR fund-
ing is also allocated for teacher
bonuses and Mr. Aldrich states
that Glades County faculty deter-
mined to forego bonuses to use
the funding towards more stu-
dent-related rewards and ques-
tions the recommendation that
the $8,004 be returned to the FSR
program.
Other than the minor dispute
of whether the FSR funding
should be returned to the pro-
gram, the audit concluded that
the district is taking measures to
correct the other discrepancies
noted in the report.


ing up to $499 included Gulf Citrus
Growers, Association, Inc.; Arjay
Construction, Jack and Joyce Wil-
son; Joseph M. Hendry, III, Attor-
ney-At-Law; Johnson Engineer-
ing, Inc.; Peace River Distribution,
Inc.; Gidden Furniture, Inc. and
Okeechobee Office Supply.
Friends/Individual Scholarship
contributors who donated up to
$199 included: John and Valerie
Coffey; Alvin and Lorie Ward;
Michael and Gail Jones, John and
Sheryl Huysman; Dr. and Mrs.
Luther Oehlbeck; Dr. John and
Ellen Geake; Dr. Catherine E.
Moon; Robert and Frances Way;
Denise Grimsley; Connie S. Kille-
brew; Glades County Womans
Club; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gaskins,
Jr.; Dr. Sheri L. Watkins; Edna J.
Aylesworth; Robert Rader and
Anita Martinec; Indian Hills Com-
munity Association; Ricky and
Susan Constable; Larry Russell
and Stella Luckey; John and Carol
Sellers, the Indian Hills Volunteer
Fire Department, Joseph M.
Hendry,IIl; Juanell Peeples; Paul
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Hurricane season starts June 1


A hurricane is a tropical storm
with winds that have reached a
constant speed of 74 miles per
hour or more. Hurricane winds
blow in a large spiral around a rel-
ative calm center known as the
"eye". The "eye" is generally 20 to
30 miles wide, and the storm may
extend outward 400 miles.
As a hurricane approaches,
the skies will begin to darken and
winds will grow in strength. As a
hurricane nears land, it can bring
torrential rains, high winds, and
storm surges. A single hurricane
can last for more than two weeks
over open waters and can run a
path across the entire length of
the eastern seaboard. August and
September are peak months dur-
ing the hurricane season that lasts
from June 1 through Nov. 30.
The center, or eye, of a hurri-


cane is relatively calm. The most
violent activity takes place in the
area immediately around the eye,
called the eyewall. At the top of
the eyewall (about 50,000 feet),
most of the air is propelled out-
ward, increasing the air's upward
motion. Some of the air, however,
moves inward and sinks into the
eye, creating a cloud-free area.
Tropical cyclones are classified
as follows:
Tropical Depression An
organized system of clouds and
thunderstorms with a defined cir-
culation and maximum sustained
winds of 38 mph (33 knots) or
less.
Tropical Storm An organ-
ized system of strong thunder-
storms with a defined circulation
and maximum sustained winds of
39 to 73 mph (34-63 knots).


Some hurricane names retired

If a hurricane causes severe damage, the name may be "retired" and taken off
the rotation for at least 13 years. The following hurricane names have been
retired.
Chronologically 1985- Gloria
1954 Carol 1988 Gilbert
1954-Hazel 1988-Joan
1955- Connie 1989- Hugo
1955 -.Diane 1990 Diana
1955-Jlone 1990 Klaus
1955-Janet 1991 Bob"
1957- Audrey 1991-Bob
1960-Donna 1992 Andrew
1961 -Carla 1995 Luis
1961 Hattie 1995- Marilyn
1963- Flora 1995 Opal
1964 Cleo 1995 Roxanne
1964-Dora 1996-Cesar
1964-,Hilda 1996 Fran
1965-Betsy 1996- Hortense
1966 Inez1 8 e
1967 Beulah 1998-Georges
1968-Edna 1998-Mitch
1969 Camille 1999-Floyd
1970-Celia 1999-Lenny
1972 Agnes 2000 Keith
1974- Carmen 2001 Allison
1974- Fifi 2001 -Iris .
1975 Eloise 2001 Michelle
1977 Anita2
1979 David 2002- Isidore
1979- Frederic 2002 Lili
1980-Alleh 2003 Fabian
1983- Alicia 2003- Isabel
1985 Elena 2003 6 Juan


Hurricane An intense tropi-
cal weather system with a well-
defined circulation and maxi-
mum sustained winds of 74 mph
(64 knots) or higher. Hurricanes
are called "typhoons" in the west-
ern Pacific, while similar storms
in the Indian Ocean are called
"cyclones".
Hurricanes form in the Atlantic
Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Indian
Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Pacific
Ocean. Hurricane winds in the
Northern Hemisphere circulate in
a counterclockwise motion
around the hurricane's center or
"eye", while hurricane winds in
the Southern Hemisphere circu-
late clockwise. Natural phenome-
na, which affect a storm, include
temperature of the water, the Gulf
Stream, and steering wind cur-
rents.
Powered by heat from the sea,
they are steered by the easterly
trade winds and the temperate
westerlies as well as by their own
ferocious energy. Around their
core, winds grow with great
velocity, generating violent seas.
Moving ashore, they sweep the
ocean inward while spawning
tornadoes and producing torren-
tial rains and floods.
In the eastern Pacific, hurri-
canes begin forming by mid-May,
while in the Atlantic, Caribbean,
and Gulf of Mexico, hurricane
development starts in June. For
the United States, the peak hurri-
cane threat exists from mid-
August to late October although
the official hurricane season
extends through November. Over
other parts of the world, such as


the western Pacific, hurricanes
can occur year-round. Areas in
the United States vulnerable to
hurricanes include the Atlantic

and Gulf coasts from Texas to
Maine, the territories in the
Caribbean, and tropical areas of
the western Pacific, including
Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa,
and Saipan.

Hurricane
Categories
Hurricanes are rated from 1 to
5 according to what is known as
the Saffir-Simpson Scale.
Category 1: Hurricane has a
central barometric pressure of
28.94 inches or more and winds
of 74 to 95 mph. The storm is
accompanied by a 4- to 5-foot
storm surge and causes minimal
damage
Category 2: Pressure 28.5 inch-
es to 28.93 inches, winds from 96
mph to 110 mph, storm surge 6-
to 8-feet damage moderate.
Category 3: Pressure 27.91
inches to 28.49 inches, winds
from 111 mph to 130 mph, storm
surge .9- to 12-feet damage
extensive.
Category 4: Pressure 27.17
inches to 27.90 inches, winds
from 131 mph to 155 mph, storm
surge 13 feet to 18 feet damage
extreme.
Category 5: Pressure less than
27.17 inches, winds greater than
155 mph, storm surge higher than
18 feet. Damage Catastrophic..
(Information provided by
FEMA and the National Weather
Service)


Hurricanes names in alphabetical order
Each year since 1953, the National Hurricane Center approves a list of names
for tropical storms and hurricanes. Before 1953, storms were labeled accord-
ing to where they made landfall, since as the Greater Miami Hurricane of 1926.
From 1953 to 1978, only female names were used. Since 1979, the list has
alternated between male and female names.
Hurricanes are named alphabetically in chronological order. The first tropical
storm or hurricane of the year has a name that begins with the letter A.a
The list contains names from A to W, but skips the letters Q and U.
Six lists of names are rotated. On occasion, a name will be retired, usually out
of respect for the families of those killed by a major hurricane. When a hurri-
cane name is retired, it will not be used again for a minimum of 13 years.


2005 hurricane names
Arlene
Bret,
Cindy
Dennis
Emily
Franklin
Gert
Harvey
Irene
Jose


Katrina
Lee
Maria
Nate
Ophelia
Philippe
Rita
Stan
Tammy
Vince
Wilma


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Hairballs can be prevented


The technical terrn is trichobe-
zoars, butlcat owners know them
-by a more common name: Hair-
balls.
Most of the time, hairballs are
not a life-threatening problem,
but they can develop into a nag-
ging ailment and they may hide a
much more serious medical con-
dition, said Dr. John August, a
feline specialist at Texas A&M Uni-
versity's College of Veterinary
Medicine and Biornedical Sci-
,ences.
Hairballs occur frequently in
cats because of the way the ani-
mals groom themselves, August
said. And with more than 60 mil-
lion cats out there, there is the
potential for a lot of hairballs.
Cats have been grooming
themselves fpr thousands .of
years. But a cat that has a thick
coat, such as Persians and other
breeds may collect a lot of matted
hair on its tongue, and when that
hair is swallowed, it can clog up
the digestive tract.,
That's when trouble can start.
"These balls of hair can irritate
the stomach lining and can inter-
fere with digestive functions, and
the most common response of
the animal is to vomit up the hair-
ball," Dr. August explains.
"If the condition continues, an
obstruction can form in the diges-
tive tract and the cat will either
show a significant weight loss or
'at the least, a loss of appetite."
Dr. August said there are signs
to watch for if your cat suddenly
develops an unusual amount of
hairballs.
First, if the cat 'is grooming


itself excessively, it may because
of allergies or skin parasites. Also,
behavioral problems can cause a
cat to groom itself constantly,
August adds.
The best prevention? "A good
brushing at least once a day will
usually do the trick," Dr. August
believes. "You will see a lot of'
excessive hair when you brush
the cat thoroughly, and that hair
on your brush is hair that the cat
probably would have swal-
lowed."
Special diets usually ones
that contain extra fiber can be
obtained from a veterinarian or
from pet stores and these diets
will often greatly reduce the sever-
ity of hairballs, Dr. August said.
Laxatives can be prescribed;
but "most of us think there are
better ways to deal with hairballs
than laxatives," Dr. August said.
You should never give your cat a
laxative intended for human use,
he stresses.
The calendar can also play a
big role with hairballs.
During spring and summer,
cats tend to shed their hair more
often. In addition, fleas become a
problem and allergic reactions to
them can mean more excessive
grooming.
Bathing your cat frequently to
prevent hairballs is not recom-
mended.
"Only if the animal has a skin
condition is bathing recommend-
ed," Dr. August said. "Usually,. a
good brushing 'daily will help
reduce or eliminate hairballs.
Your cat will certainly appreciate
it."


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Florida has a long history with hurricanes


The 2004 Florida hurricane
season was one Floridians will
never forget. It produced 16
named storms, including six
major hurricanes. Four major hur-
ricanes Charley, Francis, Ivan
and Jeanne tore through the
state in less than two months,.
leaving 116 Floridians dead and
thousands homeless. Property
damage was in the billions.
Hurricanes have been a part of
Florida history from the first
records kept by the state's pio-.
neers. The following information
about some of the major hurri-
canes to hit South Florida was
provided by the National Hurri-
cane Center.


Great Miami
Hurricane 1926
The "Great Miami" Hurricane
was first spotted as a tropical
wave located 1,000 miles, east of
the Lesser Antilles on Sept. 11.
The system moved quickly west-
ward and intensified to hurricane
strength as it moved to the north
of Puerto Rico on Sept. 15. Winds
were reported to be nearly 150
mph as the hurricane passed over
the Turks Islands on the 16th and
through the Bahamas on Sept. 17.
Little in the way of meteorological
information on the approaching
hurricane was available to the
Weather Bureau in Miami. As a
result, hurricane warnings were
not issued until midnight on Sept.
18, which gave the booming pop-
ulation of South Florida little
notice of the impending disaster.
The Category 4 hurricane's eye
moved directly over Miami Beach
and downtown Miami during the
morning hours of Sept. 18. This
cyclone produced the highest sus-
tained winds ever recorded in the
United States at the time, and the
barometric pressure fell to 27.61
inches as the eye passed over
Miami. A storm surge of nearly 15
feet was reported in Coconut
Grove. Many casualties resulted
. as people ventured outdoors dur-
ing the half-hour lull in the storm
as the eye passed overhead. Most
residents, having not experienced
a hurricane, believed that the
storm had passed during the lull.
They were suddenly trapped and
exposed to the eastern half of the
hurricane shortly thereafter. Every
building in the downtown district
of Miami was damaged or
destroyed.
The town of Moore Haven on
the south side of Lake Okee-
chobee was completely flooded
by lake surge from the hurricane.
Hundreds of people in Moore
Haven alone were killed by this
surge, which left behind floodwa-
ters in the town for weeks after-


ward.
The hurricane continued
northwestward across the Gulf of
Mexico and approached Pensaco-
la on Sept. 20. The storm nearly
stalled to the south of Pensacola
later that day and buffeted the
central Gulf Coast with 24 hours
of heavy rainfall, hurricane force
winds, and storm surge. The hur-
ricane weakened as it moved
inland over Louisiana later on the
21st. Nearly every pier, ware-
house, and vessel on Pensacola
Bay was destroyed.
The great hurricane of 1926
ended the economic boom in
South Florida and would be a $90
billion disaster had it occurred in
recent times. With a highly tran-
sient population across south-
eastern Florida during the 1920s,
the death toll is uncertain since
more than 800 people were miss-
ing in the aftermath of the
cyclone. A Red Cross report lists
373 deaths and 6,381 injuries as a
result of the hurricane.


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'.. Hurr.cq"e 1926

San Felipe-
Okeechobee
Hurricane 1928
This classic Cape Verde hurri-
cane was first detected over the
tropical Atlantic on Sept. 10,
although it likely formed several
days earlier. It moved westward
through the Leeward Islands on
Sept. 12. It then turned west-
northwestward, scoring a direct
hit on Puerto Rico on the 13th
(the feast of San Felipe) as a Cate-
gory 4 hurricane., The hurricane
continued west-northwestward
through the. Bahamas and made
landfall near Palm Beach, Florida
on Sept. 16. It turned north-north-
eastward over the Florida Penin-
sula on Sept. 17, a motion which
brought the remains of the storm
to eastern North Carolina on the
19th. It then turned northward
and merged with a non-tropical
low over the eastern Great Lakes
on Sept. 20.
No reliable wind readings are
available from near the landfall
area in Florida. However, Palm
Beach reported a minimum pres-
sure of 27.43 in, making this the
fourth strongest hurricane of
record to hit the United States. In
Puerto Rico, San Juan reported
144 mph sustained winds, while'
Guayama reported a pressure of
27.65 inches. Additionally, a ship
just south of St. Croix, United
States Virgin Islands (USVI)
reported a pressure of 27.50 inch-
es, while Guadeloupe in the Lee-
ward Islands reported a pressure
of 27.76 inches.
This hurricane caused heavy
casualties and extensive destruc-


tion along its path from the Lee-
ward Islands to Florida. The worst
tragedy occurred at inland Lake
Okeechobee in Florida, where the
hurricane caused a lake surge of 6
to 9 ft that inundated the sur-
rounding area. 1,836 people died
in Florida, mainly due to the lake
surge. An additional 312 people
died in Puerto Rico, and 18 more
were reported dead in the
Bahamas. Damage to property
was estimated at $50 million in
Puerto Rico and $25 million in
Florida.


Hurricane
Donna 1960
One of the all-time great hurri-
canes, Donna was first detected
as a tropical wave moving off the
African coast on Aug. 29. It
became a tropical storm over the
tropical Atlantic the next day and
a hurricane on Sept. 1. Donna fol-
lowed a general west-northwest-
ward track for the following five
days, passing over the northern
Leeward Islands on the 4th and
5th as a Category 4 hurricane and
then to the north of Puerto Rico
later on the 5th. Donna turned
westward on Sept. 7 and passed
through the southeastern
Bahamas. A northwestward turn
on the 9th brought the hurricane
to the middle Florida Keys the
next day at Category 4 intensity.
Donna then curved northeast-
ward, crossing the Florida Penin-
sula on Sel5t: 11, followed by east-
ern North Carolina (Category 3).
on Sept. 12, and the New England
states (Category 3 on Long Island
and Categories 1 to 2 elsewhere)
on Sept. 12,and 13. The storm
became extratropical over east-
ern Canada on Sept. 13.
Donna is the only hurricane of
record to produce hurricane-
force winds in Florida, the Mid-
Atlantic states, and New England.
Sombrero Key, Florida reported
128 mph sustained winds with
gusts to 150 mph. In the Mid-
Atlantic states, Elizabeth City,
North Carolina reported 83 mph
sustained winds, while Manteo,
North Carolina reported a 120
mph gust. In New England, Block
Island, Rhode Island reported 95
mph sustained winds with gusts
to 130 mph.
Donna caused storm surges of
up to 13 ft in the Florida Keys and
11-ft surges along the southwest
coast of Florida. Four- to eight-ft
surges were reported along por-
tions of the North Carolina coast,
with 5- to 10-ft surges along por-
tions of the New England coast.
Heavy rainfalls of 10 to 15 inches
occurred in Puerto Rico, 6 to 12
inches in Florida, and 4 to 8 inch-
es elsewhere along the path of the


hurricane.
The landfall pressure of 27.46
inches makes Donna the fifth
strongest hurricane of record to
hit the United States. It was
responsible for 50 deaths in the
United States. One hundred and
fourteen deaths were reported
from the Leeward Islands to the
Bahamas, including 107 in Puerto
Rico caused by flooding from the
heavy rains. The hurricanecaused
$387 million in damage in the
United States and $13 million-
elsewhere along its path.

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Andrew 1992
Hurricane


Andrew 1992
The most destructive United
States hurricane of record start-
ed modestly as a tropical wave
that emerged from the west
coast of Africa on Aug. 14. The
wave spawned a tropical depres-
sion on August 16, which
became Tropical Storm Andrew
the next day. Further develop-
ment was slow, as the west-
northwestward moving Andrew
encountered an unfavorable
upper-level trough. Indeed, the
storm almost dissipated on
August 20 due to vertical wind
shear. By Aug. 21, Andrew was
midway between Bermuda and
Puerto Rico and turning west-
ward into a more favorable envi-
ronment. Rapid strengthening
occurred, with Andrew reaching
hurricane strength on Aug. 22
and Category 4 status on Aug.
23. After briefly weakening over
the Bahamas, Andrew regained
Category 4 status as it blasted its
way across south Florida on
Aug. 24. The hurricane contin-
ued westward into the Gulf of
Mexico where it gradually turned
northward: This motion brought
Andrew to the central Louisiana
coast on Aug. 26 as a Category 3
hurricane. Andrew then turned
northeastward, eventually merg-
ing with a frontal system over the
Mid-Atlantic states on Aug. 28.
Rpt: is from private barome-
ters helped establish that
Andrew's central pressure at
landfall in Homestead, Florida
was 27.23 inches, which makes
it the third most intense hurri-
cane of record to hit the United
States. Andrew's peak winds in
south Florida were not directly
measured due todestruction of
the measuring instruments. An
automated station at Fowey
Rocks reported 142 mph sus-
tained winds with gusts to 169
mph (measured 144 ft above the
ground), and higher values may
have occurred after the station
was damaged and, stopped
reporting. The National Hurri-
cane Center had a peak gust of


164 mph (measured 130 ft above
the ground), while a 177 mph
gust was measured at a private
home. Additionally, Berwick, LA
reported 96 mph sustained
winds with gusts to 120 mph.
Andrew produced a 17-ft
storm surge near the landfall
point in Florida, while storm
tides of at least 8 ft inundated
portions of the Louisiana coast.
Andrew also produced a killer
tornado in southeastern
Louisiana.
Andrew is responsible for 23
deaths in the United States and
three more in the Bahamas. The
hurricane caused $26.5 billion in
damage in the United States, of
which $1 billion occurred in
Louisiana and the rest in south
Florida. The vast majority of'the
damage in Florida was due to
the winds. Damage in the
Bahamas was estimated at $250
million.
More information on Andrew
is available at the National Hurri-
cane Center Web site.




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Hurricane
Mitch 1998
This powerful hurricane
began developing over the south-
western Caribbean Sea on Oct.
22. It drifted westward and
became a tropical storm later that


iday, then turned northward and
became a hurricane by Oct. 24.
Mitch then turned westward
again and rapidly strengthened,
becoming a Category 5 hurricane
with a central pressure of 905 mb
on the 26th. After passing over
Swan Island on the 27th, a weak-
ening Mitch moved slowly south-
ward near the coastal Islands of
Honduras. It made landfall over
northern Honduras on Oct. 29 as
a Category 1 hurricane. Mitch
gradually turned westward after
landfall, and the surface center
dissipated near the Guatemala-
Honduras border on Nov. 1.
The remnant circulation aloft
reached the Bay of Campeche on
Nov. 2 and began developing
again. The re-born Mitch became
a tropical storm on Nov. 3, then
moved northeastward across the
Yucatan Peninsula on Nov. 4.
Mitch crossed south Florida as a
tropical storm on the 5th and
then became extratropical later
that day. The extratropical
cyclone remained strong as it
crossed the Atlantic, eventually
affecting the British Isles and Ice-
land on Nov. 9 and 10.
Mitch ravaged the offshore
islands of Honduras with high
winds, seas, and storm surge.
However the greatest impact was
widespread heavy rains and
severe floods in Honduras,
Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El
Salvador. Mitch caused, an esti-
mated 9,000 deaths in Central
America with another 9,000 miss-
ing. Thirty-one people died when
the schooner Fantome sank as it
encountered the high winds and
seas associated with the hurri-
cane. Two people died in the
Florida Keys when a fishing boat
capsized. Mitch caused tremen-
dous property, infrastructure, and
crop damage in Central America,
and an additional $40 million in
damage in Florida.


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Hurricane and Emergency Management Acronyms


ARWO Aerial Reconnaissance
Weather
AFOS Automation of Field Opera-
tions and Services
ASOS Automated Surface Observ-
ing Systems
AWIPS Advanced Weather Interac-
tive Processing System
AOC Army Operations Center,
Pentagon
ARC American Red Cross
ARIS Amateur Radio Emergency
Services
ARRL American Radio Relay
League
CARCAH Chief, Aerial Reconnais-
sance Coordination, All Hurricanes
CONUS Continental United States
DAE Disaster Assistance Employ-
ee
DAC Disaster Application Center
DCO Defense Coordinating Officer
DFO Disaster Field Office
DOC Department of Commerce
EAS Emergency Alert System
EBS Emergency Broadcast Sys-
tem
EICC Emergency Information and
Coordination Center (FEMA)
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EMWIN Emergency Manager's
Weather Information Center
EOC Emergency Operations Cen-
ter
EOP Emergency Operations Plan
ERT Emergency Response Team
(FEMA)
ERT -, Advance, Element of the
Emergency Response Team (FEMA)
ESF Emergency Support Function
EST Emergency Support Team
(FEMA)
FAST Field Assessment Team
FCO Federal Coordinating Officer
(FEMA)
FEMA Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency
FRP Federal Response Plan
GMT Greenwich Mean Time
GOES Geostationary Operational
Environmental Satellite
HES Hurricane Evacuation Study
HF- High Frequency
ICS Incident'Command System
IT Information Technology Direc-
torate (FEMA)
KM Kilometers
JIC Joint Information Center
M Statute Mile
MB Millibars
MEOW Maximum Envelope of


Water or Maximum Envelope of
Winds
MERS Mobile Emergency
Response Support (FEMA)
MPH Miles Per Hour
MOC MERS Operations Center
(FEMA)
M/S-- Meters Per Second
MT- Mitigation Directorate (FEMA)
NASA National Aeronautics and
Space Administration
NAWAS National Warning System
NDMS National Disaster Medical
System
NECC National Emergency Coor-
dination Center (FEMA)
NEXRAD Next Generation of
Radar
NHC National Hurricane Center
NM Nautical Mile
NPSC National Process Serving
Center (FEMA)
NTC National Teleregistration Cen-
ter (FEMA)
NOAA National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
NVOAD National Voluntary Organi-
zations Active in Disaster
NWS National Weather Service
NWSFO National Weather Service
Forecasting Office
OSC On-Scene Coordinator
OS Operations Support Direc-
torate (FEMA)
PIO Public Information Officer
PT Preparedness, Training and
Exercises Directorate (FEMA)
PUP Principle User Processor
RACES Radio Amateur Civil Emer-
gency Service
RADAR- Radio Detection And Rang-
ing
RD Regional Director
REACT Radio Emergency Associ-
ated Communication Team
ROC Regional Operations Center
RR Response and Recovery Direc-
torate (FEMA)
SCO State Coordinating Officer
SITREP Situation Report
SLOSH Sea, Lake, and Overland
Surges for Hurricanes
SOP Standard Operating Proce-
dure
TD -Tropical Depression
TS Tropical Storm
TPC Tropical Prediction Center
TAFB Tropical Analysis and Fore-
cast Branch (TPC)
TSB Technical Support Branch
(TPC)


USACE United States Army Corps
of Engineers
USAF United States Air Force
USCG United States Coast Guard
USGS United States Geological
Survey


USN United States Navy
US&R Urban Search & Rescue
UTC Universal Time Coordinate
WFO Weather Forecast Office
Z Zulu Time


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Daniel M. McCarthy: A true gentleman U ,",


By MaryAnn Morris
Daniel Marion McCarthy, born
and raised in Okeechobee and
long-time resident of Clewiston
died Feb. 24,2005 at the age of 82.
He was born in the house his
lather, the pioneer merchant,
Daniel B. McCarthy built in Okee-
chobee on N.W. Second Street
with lumber cut from his grandfa-
ther's land. He was known as
"Marion" growing up, to avoid the
confusion of having two Daniels
in the family.
He played high school football
for the Okeechobee Catfish, but
when he went away to college at
the University of Florida, he asked
to be called Daniel, like his father
and grandfather before. He gradu-
ated in 1943 with a degree in
Chemical Engineering.
"One time Dad was really
crazy about a girl who lived in
Canal Point. He decided to take
her out to a really special restau-
rant in West Palm Beach,"
remembers his daughter, Monica
Clark. "This was during the war
and gasoline, like so many things,
wag rationed. Well, on the way
back, they ran out of gas and had
to wait until the bread truck came
by in the morning and give them a
ride home. I guess Dad thought
he'd get shot for keeping the girl
out all night!"
He served in the armed forces
in World War II. While he was
overseas, his mother, who had
never been well, passed away. He
was 19 years old. After returning
from World War II, he met Ruth
Otten from St Louis, Missouri on a
blind date in New York City. He
married her in 1946 and came
back to Okeechobee to work in
his father's gas business in Okee-
chobee with Southeastern Natur-
al Gas Corporation. All through
school he had worked with his
father, who brought gas refrigera-


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history


tion to Okeechobee in 1929 dur-
ing the Depression.
In 1947, he and Ruth moved to
Clewiston to establish the Glades
Gas Company, expanding to Belle
Glade and Okeechobee.
"The filling plant here means
that customers may obtain much
better service for an adequate
supply of gas is kept on hand here
at all times to keep the smaller
tanks filled and available for use
for stoves, water heaters, space
heaters, refrigerators and other
uses," said a Clewiston News arti
cle from June 18, 1948.
"He was so proud of those
children," remembered Francis
Nail, longtime Clewiston resident
and former next-door neighbor of
the McCarthys in Clewiston. The
McCarthys had nine children.
"Mom and dad never missed a
school function," said their
daughter, Monica in a 1976 Flori-
da L.P.G.A. News article, "and one
year dad even took charge of the
band's flag program for Clewis-
ton."
His involvement with the
advancement of the city of
Clewiston is legendary.
In 1948, one year after moving
to Clewiston, he joined the cham-
ber of commerce and helped
draw up its Charter. He was a
director for over 12 years. He also
served on the city commission for
32 years and was mayor for two
years. Early on, he recognized the


Dan McCarthy graduated from the University of Florida ii
Gainesville with a degree in chemical engineering.


Courtesy photos/Monica McCarthy Clark
Dan McCarthy played football for the CatfishA for Okee-
chobee High School in the 1930s.


need for self-regulation by the gas
industry. He was a founding and
lifetime member of Florida
Propane Gas Association.
There was no hospital nearby.
His background in engineering
served him well. He became
heavily involved in the construc-
tion of what was to be Hendry
General Hospital and served on
its Board of Directors for 25 years.


The accomplishments contin-
ue. A founding member of
American Legion Post in Clewis-
ton, Honorary Lifetime Member
Clewiston Lions Club, Lifetime
Member Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce, and a 25-gallon
donor to the Palm Beach County
Blood Bank and a Founding
Director of Clewiston National
Bank, now Big Lake National


Glades Gas, the company started by Dan McCarthy in 1946,
used this modern tank truck to deliver gas to homes in 1969.


Bank. All while being a devoted
husband to Ruth and father to
his nine children. Three of those
children, are involved with the
running of Glades Gas, the com-
pany he founded.
Dan McCarthy joined the
Clewiston Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment in 1949 and remained an
active member. During Hurri-
cane Jeanne, he suffered a


stroke. The storm was so fierce,
emergency vehicles could not be
dispatched to his home to take
him to the hospital. But the vol-
unteer firemen heard the call
come over the radio, and came
in a fire truck to take him to the
hospital during the hurricane. It
was a fitting tribute to a great
man.
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Test could help third world farmers improve soil


GAINESVILLE A process
developed at the University of
Florida will help Third World
farmers keep nutrients in their soil
and could eventually allow them
to join the fight against global
warming.
The process provides a cost-
effective way to measure carbon
in large plots of land, said James
W. Jones, a distinguished profes-
sor of agricultural and biological
engineering with UF's Institute of
Fo6d and Agricultural Sciences.
Crop soils in poor countries are
often carbon-depleted due to
farmers' reliance on primitive agri-
cultural practices that remove car-
bon a crucial nutrient that
helps soil resist erosion and pro-
moles plant growth but never
replace it, Jones said.
Carbon left in soil could one
- day be used as part of an emis-


sions trading program under the
Kyoto Protocol to reduce carbon
dioxide and other greenhouse
gases. But first, researchers will
need to develop pilot projects to
demonstrate that the amount of
carbon stored in the soil can be
measured accurately through
time, said Sandra Brown, a senior
scientist at Winrock International,
a nonprofit agricultural research
organization in Little Rock, Ark.
And, she said, -the global
warming treaty would need to be
amended as well to allow richer
countries to exceed their green-
house emissions limits in
exchange for investing in agricul-
ture projects.
Agricultural soils could absorb
more than 10 percent of man-
made carbon dioxide emissions
worldwide, according to the Food
and Agriculture Organization of


the United Nations.
"It's going to be a long time
before anyone will pay to store car-
bon in farmlands in poor countries
in a significant way," Brown said.
"I agree with Dr. Brown that
this isn't going to happen
overnight," Jones said. "However,
research like ours is necessary to
advance the field such that soil car-
bon credits will become a reality."
Jones and other researchers
involved in a U.S. Agency for Inter-
national Development soil man-
agement program are already
working with farmers in develop-
ing nations to determine which
carbon-saving agricultural prac-
tices work best under specific cli-
mate and soil conditions. Jones
said methods under investigation
include no-till farming, in which
un-harvested plant material is
plowed back into the soil, and


ridge tilling, where farmers dis-
courage erosion by digging fur-
rows into crop fields.
"We're doing all we can to
bring the benefits of emissions
trading to farmers who need it,"
Jones said. "We believe our
approach has great potential, and
we will continue to move for-
ward."
Field tests in the African nations
of Ghana and Mali indicate the
new process, which combines
computer models and soil meas-
urements, out-performed existing
methods that rely exclusively on
one or the other, he said.
"The computer models can
account for a wide range of crops,
climates and land management
practices, and improve on the
accuracy of previous models. In
addition, our process requires
fewer costly soil measurements


than earlier methods based on soil
sampling," Jones said.
Jones' research can help farm-
ers in poor countries improve
their soils, increase crop yields
and extend the useful life of farm-
land, particularly if they adopt car-
bon-saving agricultural practices,
he said.
Foreign investments could pro-
vide much-needed funds to pay
for improvements, said John
Antle, a professor of economics
and agricultural economics at
Montana State University who is
working with Jones on the USAID-
sponsored program. Currently,
investors have few reasons to sup-
port Third World agriculture but
that might change eventually if the
Kyoto Protocol recognizes agricul-
tural land as a subject for its emis-
sions trading program, Antle said.
The Kyoto treaty, which took


effect in February, has already
spurred investments in forestry,
Antle said. In Europe, brokers help
industrial firms purchase the right
to emit specific amounts of car-
bon dioxide above their govern-
ment-mandated limits, in
exchange for making investments
in projects that plant or protect
trees. Like all green plants, trees
absorb carbon dioxide from the
atmosphere and store it in their
cells.
In mid-April, a company seek-
ing to exceed its allotment of car-
bon dioxide emissions paid about
$20 in forestry investment per ton
of emissions, according to Point
Carbon, a European emissions
'broker in London. Analysts at the
firm expect $3.2 billion in world-
wide carbon dioxide emissions
trading this year, and predict more
than $40 billion peryear by 2010.


Cicada Killer Wasp: A Wasp on Steroids?


Last week I walked into a wasp
nest both figuratively and literal-
ly. A local pest control business
brought in several dead wasps that
were collected from the courtyard
of Raulerson Hospital. The report
was that these critters were big,
and they were flying around and
scaring the hospital staff, guests
and patients.
When I went on-site to investi-
gate, I' arrived to a beehive of activi-
ty. The hospital staff was involved
in a mock-disaster drill, and yours
- truly Was declared "contaminat-
ed". While I was inadvertently vol-
unteering to be a victim, I had a
chance to get reacquainted with
Gina Ward, one of our local master
gardeners and member of the hos-
pital staff. After being officially
cleared, Gina directed me to one of
their courtyards.
I discovered what the buzz was
all about: I counted at least 30 hills
or wasp nests and more than that
many yellow and black wasps fly-
ing all around among the trees and
shrubs. These were big bugs -
more than an inch long, with bod-
ies as wide as a bumble bee. But it
was not scary at all I felt com-
fortable that I was not going to get
stung, as this was a colony of the
beneficial Cicada Killer Wasp -
the subject of this week's column.
While most wasps and bees
should be taken seriously, this is


one that may seem intimidating
because of its size. Experiences
with the Cicada Killer Wasp have
shown it to be generally harmless,
unless you happen to be a cicada.
These wasps make solitary nests in
the ground that look like oversized
anthills. The adult wasps then fly
out to find cicadas, which are para-
lyzed by a sting and then brought
back to the hole in the ground. In
the underground nest, the cicada
serves as food for the developing
wasps.
There have been two different
species of cicada killer wasps
found in Florida, and the most
common one is mostly black in
color. It has three pale yellow
bands that only go partially around
the fat abdomen. The legs and eyes
are a rust color, and there is a simi-
lar colored spot on the back
between the four, amber-colored
wings. Males are a bit smaller than
females, but are more commonly
seen flying around the colony.
While this insect may be some-
times called a Ground Hornet,
according to Purdue Extension
Educator Steve Mayer some people
refer to this large docile wasp with
a less fearful name of Cicada
Hawk.
Cicadas are fairly large insects in
their own right. They measure
about two inches long and a half-
inch in diameter. In the heat of


spring and summer days, you may
hear a slowly accelerating song of
repeated "che-che-che" noises
made by the male cicadas. The
adult cicadas emerge from the
ground after several years of feed-
ing on the roots of trees to mate,
and their size makes them a sub-
stantial meal for the cicada killer
larva.
Cicada killers over-winter as lar-
vae in the soil. Warmer spring tem-
peratures bring on the pupation of
the wasps in the ground, and
emergence of cicada as food.
Florida sees both wasps and
cicadas emerge earlier than in
other parts of the country.
In public places, this wasp can
be viewed as a nuisance. Those
people known to have severe reac-
tions to other kinds of bee and
wasp stings will not want them
around. However, the severity of
their sting is reported to be very
mild when compared to the sting
of other bees and wasps. And,
while the slightly smaller male
wasps are more likely to be flying
abound a person, they do not
sting. The female has the stinger,
and the reports are that they will
only use their stinger if trapped in
clothing or captured in a fist.
Cicada killer wasp colonies,
called lekss" by Professor Chuck
Holliday of Lafayette College, are
often found in disturbed areas (i.e.


near buildings and structures) that
are neglected (i.e. with minimal
landscape maintenance). Other
characteristics of nests are that they
face south, have well drained soil,
and are nearby trees (which will
support the cicada populations).
Knowing what conditions cre-
ate a wasp colony will give some
clues to non-chemical manage-
ment of unwanted cicada killer
wasps: Provide regular irrigation
and maintenance to encourage
vegetation to cover the soil. Flood-
ing the wasps out with a hose or
with a drench of soapy water is
another idea this will discour-
age wasp nesting. The suggestion
that mulching will discourage
nesting has been made, however,
the colony I observed was thinly
mulched, and offered little discour-
agement.,
University of Florida entomolo-
gists have some chemical pesti-
cides recommendations for out-
door wasp control, but be sure
'that you are using a properly
labeled product and are indeed
dealing with a cicada killer wasp.
Other more dangerous ground-
dwelling yellow jackets and hor-
nets can be much more danger-
ous for homeowners to attempt
control. Contact our office for spe-
cific pesticide recommendations
or assistance with identifying this
* insect.


Attorney General


hails Freedom to


Worship Safely


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist com-
mended Governor Jeb Bush for
signing the Freedom to Wor-
ship Safely Act into law. The
bill, which was among Crist's
legislative priorities this year, is
intended to protect individuals
from violent crimes in places of
worship by increasing the
penalties for such offenses.
"This new law will give
Floridians an extra measure of
security while they are engaged
in the deeply personal expres-
sion of their religious faith,"
said Crist. "Places of worship
must be sanctuaries from crim-
inal acts, and this measure will
help make sure houses of wor-
ship remain safe and secure."
The attorney general
worked with members of the
House and Senate to draft the
legislation in response to a
shocking crime last November
22, when two masked gunmen


burst into a sunrise Mass at St.
Anthony's Catholic Church in
Fort Lauderdale. The robbers
demanded wallets and purses
from the stunned parishioners,
shoving some of the elderly
faithful to the floor and threat-
ening one of the parishioners
by putting a gun to her head.
The Freedom to Worship
Safely Act, sponsored by Sena-
tors Rod Smith and Jeff Atwater
and Representatives Ryan and
Jack Seiler, increases the crimi-
.nal penalties for an offense that
involves the threat or use of vio-
lence against any person, if the
crime is committed at a reli-
gious institution while the vic-
tim is on the property for the
purpose of participating in or
attending a religious activity. A
crime that might be a third-
degree felony, for example, will
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the first day it appears. In
case of an inadvertent error,
lease notify us prior to the
deadline listed. We will not
be responsible for more than
1 incorrect insertion, or for
more than the extent of the
ad rendered valueless by
such errors. Advertiser
assumes responsibility for all
statements, names and con-
tent of an ad, and assumes
responsibility for any claims
against Independent
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is subject to- publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all copy, and
to insert above the ,'pp ih.e
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Auctions 105
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Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage;Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


LADIES JACKET- Must de-
scribe. Leave message
(863)610-3920.


CAT, male, smokey gray, neu-
tered, timid, vic. of Ft. De-
naud Bridge, south side,
named Tibs. (863)675-2491
GERMAN SHEPHERD-
Black/white, Missing since
May 14th, vic of Hwy 98 &
Civic Ctr. Family Pet, Please
call if found. REWARD
(863)634-7290.


PIT & LAB MIX- Male, Black,
little white on chest. Approx
251bs. Vic. near SW 10th St.
(863)763-7553 Reward.


BASSETT HOUND- (M),
housebroke, loves kids &
other animals, to good lov-
ing home only.
(863)612-0186.
CURR/BULL DOG MIX- Male,
lyr old. Free To Good Home
Only! (863)357-3994.
John Deere 212
Lawn Tractor, 12 hp, Kohler,
No deck, not running. FREE.
(863)763-6468
School/

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Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102 N.
Habana Ave:, Tampa FL
33607.

Employment

F.li-'.me 205
Employment
Medical 210
Employment
'Part .""me 2~15
Wanted 220
Job Infonmation 225
Job Training 227
Salea 30



DATA ENTRY Work ON YOUR
OWN. Flexible Hours!
$$$Great Pay!$$$ Personal
Computer required.
(800)873-0345 ext #300.,


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Little Red Schoolhouse
This is one schoolhouse that children will look for-
ward to attending. It gives the kids a great place to
play and will keep them "ih school" all year long.
Painted bright red with white trim and crowned with
its own little belfry, the schoolhouse measures about
four feet square by seven feet tall.
The plan includes step-by-step directions with
photos, full-size traceable patterns for the word
"school" and the plywood bell that hangs in the bel-
fry, an exploded diagram and more.
Little Red Schoolhouse plan (No. 619) ... $9.95
Playhouses & Structures Package (No. C104)
Four projects incl. 619. .. $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)'
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
O H 'I u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


ADMINISTRATIVE
TECHNICIAN
In Emergency Management
Hendry Board of Commis-
sioners. Must have strong
computer skills. Applica-
tions can be obtained at
sub-office in Clewiston
and at Courthouse in La-
Belle. Deadline for sub-
mission is June 8, 2005 at
5:00 pm.
Vet Pref., drug free, EEO,
applicants with disabilities
needing assistance con-
tact HR.
ANIMAL KEEPER: Full Time,
Including Weekends.
Will train.
Call (863)675-0623
Carpenter Wanted
fmu l have ,I,'i k.;
transporiation.-le.iadi
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COUNTY ENGINEER
County Engineer opening
with Hendry County Com-
missioners. Directs all
public work activities and
advanced engineering
work. BS in Engineering.
Florida Professional Engi-
neer required. This posi-
tion is open until filled.
Call HR at 863-675-5352
for job description and ap-
plication. Or fax resume to
863-675-5317.
Vet Pref. Drug free. EEO.
Applicants with disabilities
needing assistance in the
hiring process contact HR.
CUSTODIAN
Opening in Hendry County
Commissioners. Mustbe
able to work evenings. Full
time with benefits. Applica-
tions and copy of job de-
scription may be obtained
from Human Resource in the
Lagelle Courthouse or sub-
office in Clewiston. Deadline
for submission is May 25,
2005. Vet Pref. EEO. Drug
Free. Applicants needing as-
sistance in the application
process should contact HR.

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Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Paid Weekly. Equal
Opportunity Employer.
(888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
OWNER OPERATORS- Due to
strong growth in our in-state
market, immediate openings
available in our Florida Intra
Fleet. *Home Weekends
Most Evenings *Top Per-
centage Pay *Paid Permits
& Physicals *Weekly Pay -
Direct Deposit *100% Owner
Operator Make Sunco Car-
riers Your Home. Apply
Now! Call Cammy,
(800)237-8288.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome/ Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.,
[Employent
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is seeking applications for full
time teachers to work w/
toddlers and pre-schoolers.
CDA and experience req,





or Podiatry Office in
Clewiston. Fax resume to
(239)481-8150


Computerexp. necessary.
Exp. with medical records
a plus. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.
Competitive salary &
excellent benefits. Fax
resume to (863)983-9604
or apply at Florida
Community Health Center,
315 So. W.C. Owen St.
Clewiston, FL. EOE/DFWP

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SCHOOL BUS RIDER

South Bay Head Start, 20 Hrs/Wk; 7 am 9 am
& 2:30 pm 4:30 pm, $9.81 hr. Must possess
valid Florida Driver's License and FL Class B
CDL Permit, Air Brakes and Passenger Endorse-
ments, prior to appt. Will drive the school bus in
the absence of the passenger driver. Prevents
congestion on the bus and maintains discipline.
Requires 6 months exp. working with preschool-
ers and parents OR 1 yr. of related volunteer ex-
perience--must specify amt. of exp. working
with preschoolers. (Equivalency: HS/eq. and
20-40 hrs. of DCF child care training and/or one
related college course (e.g., Elem. Ed., Psych.,
Sociology) AND 3 months of exp. with pre-
schoolers and parents or 6 months related vol-
unteer exp.). Visit www.pbcgov.com for detailed
position description and employment appl. Sub-
mit appl./resume and any Vet. Pref. doc. for re-
ceipt by 5 pm 6/10/05 to Palm Beach County
Human Resources, 50S. Military Trail #210,
West Palm Beach, FL 3341.5; FAX:
(561)616-6893. (No e-mail appl./resumes ac-
cepted.) EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)


Citrus Belle, A. Duda & Sons Has Immediately Position Openin
Day and Night shift Specialty Blenders:


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Basic skills needed for this position:
* Basic math skills required with ability to read and measure
ingredients.
* Able to drive a forklift truck; will train.
* Perform general plant sanitation in blending and plant envi-
ronments.
* Willing to work extended overtime hours.
* Must be willing to work day or night shift with some week-
ends or holidays required.
* Starting rate $8.00 per hour plus 1 1/2 times base pay after
40 consecutive hours of work per week.
Day and Night shift Forklift Operators:
Basic skills needed for this position.
* Add, subtract, multiply, divide.
* Perform general plant sanitation in Warehouse, Freezer, or
Plant environments.
* Work in extreme temperatures from very hot to very cold.
* Able to drive a forklift truck a plus; will train.
* Starting rate $6.50 per hour plus 1 1A times base pay after ,
40 consecutive hours of work per'week. There is a .50 per hour
increase after successfully completing a probationary period.
. Able to meet flexible work schedule to meet customer
demands.
Other duties as assigned.
Night shift General Labor Workers:
Basic skills needed for this position.
Must be able to perform physical work with frequent lifting
of 30 to 40 pound.
* Able to tolerate prolonged standing, walking and bending.
Must be willing to work extended overtime. During summer
months there is a six day work schedule.
* Must work safely and keep work area clean.
* Other duties as assigned.
All full time position include the following benefits: Company
matching 401K and pension plan, paid vacation time, 5 1/2
paid holidays, 5 paid sick days per year, discretionary end of
year bonus, wellness program, .15 per hour shift differential,
employee tuition assistance and cafeteria style health care
plans.
Apply in person at A. Duda & Soas, Inc. Citrus Belle Plant locat-
ed at 6007 Highway 29 south. The plant is located approxi-
mately 8 miles south of LaBelle. Bilingual in Spanish/English a
consideration plus. Phone calls will not be accepted. A. Duda &
Sons is an equal opportunity employer.


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FRITO-LAY. INC.
Frito-Lay, Inc. has great opportunities for Route Sales Representative in the Clewiston area.
Qualified candidates should possess the following:
*Professional Appearance
*Good Communicalion Skills
*Solid work history & experience
*Excellent driving record
We offer starting pay of approximately 31K per year and excellent benefits.
If you are Interested please call
1-866-4-HIRING use zip cede 33912
(1-866-444-7464) EO, M/F/D/VN

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Part Time 30 hours per week for a non-profit or-
ganization experienced in program development
and implementation in the areas of housing and
education located in eastern Hendry County. A
college degree or equivalent experience in com-
munity development or related field is preferred.
Must be organized, self-motivated and able to
work independently, with excellent written and
verbal communication skills. Grant writing expe-
rience is preferred. Send resume to the Empow-
erment Alliance, Executive Director at 750 South
Fifth Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142 or fax to
239-657-3084.


The GEO Group, Inc.

The GEO Group, Inc.
a worldwide leader in privatized corrections
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING
OPPORTUNITIES. EXCELLENT BENEFITS


Current openings for:
* CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
* DENTAL ASSISTANT
* 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
EOE, M/F/V/H



Looking for a career

with a company vou

can grow with?

Are you self motivated?
Do you like meeting new people?
Are you computer literate?
If so, this could be the opportunity
you have been looking for.
Full and/or part time
positions available.

The Caloosa Belle and Immokalee
Bulletin are looking for bright, self-
starters with computer skills and
reliable transportation who are will-
ing to learn newspaper advertising
sales' from the ground up.
If you have what it takes, you
could be the outside salesperson
in these fast growing markets.

Our company offers:
a unique work environment
potential for advancement
competitive pay and benefits
life and disability insurance
401 (K) plan
generous time off program

Email your resume to:
jkasten@strato.net
An equal opportunity employer


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MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT
Join our maintenance team! General maintenance
of a 120 bed nursing home & 40 unit
apartment complex. Knowledge of electrical,
plumbing, carpentry and A/C. Must be "on call"
every third week. Prior experience in similar
position $ HS diploma or GED required. Excellent
salary and benefits. Mileage paid to and from
work for out-of-town employees.
Glades Health Care Center
Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561, ext. 110
Or FAX resume to: 561-924-9466
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Equal Opportunity Employer




MANAGEMENT

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

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



NOW HIRING!

Clewiston's and Glades Counties newest,
and most exciting store is opening soon
and we're looking for team oriented,
customer service focused, hard working
and fun people to join our team.
Store Manager (Salaried)
Asst Store Mgrs (40 hours)
Pricing/Stocking Supervisor (40 Hours).
Receiving Mgr (40 hours)
If you have 1 to 5 years experience in retail with
grocery, furniture, dollar stores, Big Box stores or
drug stores than WE want to talk to YOU!
We offer:
* Excellent Competitive Salaries/Hourly Pay .
* Paid Vacations
* Training Program
* Advancement Opportunities
Price Cutter has stores in Ft. Myers (2)
and Arcadia and plans to expand |Q
throughout SW Florida.
If you are interested in joining our team please:
Fax Resume to: 239 997 8284
Email Resume to: floridasalvagers(ayahoo.com
Send Resume to:
Price Cutter
ATTN: David G. Lincoln
Director of Stores/GMM
12180 Metro Parkway
Ft. Meyers FL 33912


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FIELD MECHANICS

King Ranch, an agricultural operation
located in South Bay,
currently has two (2) Field Mechanic
positions open in the South Bay and
Indiantown area.

Must have experience repairing farm equipment
and implements. Must have your own tools and
valid Florida driver's license required.

Full benefit package available including
medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401 (k)
and retirement plan. Paid vacations, sick days
and holidays.

For an application, please call (561)996-7257.
Drug-Free Workplace/EOE.
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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 J



iSe buscan soldadores para nuestro taller.
'Se ofrece un paquete que incluye un
plan medico, seguro de vida, vacaciones,
,plan de retro, y otros beneficios. Sueldo
.sequn la experiencia. Empleo libre de
.dr6gas. Dirijase a 1510 Carretera 29
;Norte, Felda, Florida. Hable con el
S Senor Jim McVay a su telefono (863)
'673-0363. Practicamos una political de
igualdad de oportunidades.



NURSE (RN OR LPN)


Needed at the Glades County Health Department
in Moore Haven. Must have valid Florida Driver's
License, reliable transportation; must be willing to
do some home visiting & work in busy clinic.
i EEO/AA
Call Alina@ 863-946-0707 x 208
or Patti @ 863-674-4041 x 135
for further details.


FOAM INSULATION Company based out of Clewiston now
hiring installers, South Florida travel required. Company vehi-
cle provided; Monday through Friday. Piece work. Guaran-
teed minimum $550 a week during training period. Benefits,
bonus, and travel cost paid. Must be 21 years or older with
clean, class D drivers license. We are a drug free work-
place. 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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Clinjcat Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE
Registered Nurses L-2
(#64068668)
Public health nursing position
handling all clinical health services in LaBelle.
Must be licensed professional nurse;
possess valid Florida Driver's License;
Pre-employment Drug Testing, Background
screening/fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
or Call Pat @ 863-674-4041 x118
for more details.


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

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



Need a few more bucks Time to clean out the
to purchase something attic, basement and/or
deer? Pick up some garage? Advertise
extra bucks when you your yard sale in the
sell your used items in classifieds and make
the classifeids, your clean up a breeze!


LABOR <4 FINDERS

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


CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT
Has two lifeguard positions
open. Both are part time
starting at $10.00 an hour.
Apply in person at 255 N.
Hacienda, Montura Ranch
Clubhouse. Wednesday-
Sunday, lOam-5pm.
We are an equal opportunity
employer and
drug free workplace.

Financial I



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 31'1
Tax Preparation 315




#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #105.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (800)814-6323
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
Available w/$7,500 Down.
877) 8 43 -87 26
B02002-37).
Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income &
rewards. Choose Avon!
B63-677-0025



$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
Loans by phone. Up to $1000
Sin 24hrs. No Credit Check!
Bank Account. Req.
(888)350-3722 www.pay-
checktoday.com (No Fax-
ing).

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 42L0
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435








PL,.: (561)996.4524
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Electricians &
Foremen
Wanted:
Jimmy Pittman Electric,
Inc. a great employment
opportunity with competi-
tive pay and benefits
Headquartered in Clewiston
Is seeking experienced
Electricians, Foremen and
Apprentices.
Please call our office to
inquiry 863-983-5450 or
fax resumes to
863-983-9352







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




BANKRUPTCY DEBT PROB-
LEMS? Laws Changing
Soon File Now. Money Prob-
lems? Liens, Levies Foreclo-


sures, Repos, Medical Bills,
Judgements, Lawsuits & Di-
vorce A-A-A Attorney Refer-
ral Service (800)733-5342
24 hours 7 days a week.
DIVORCE$275-$350*
COVERS children, etc. Only
one signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.


NEED A LAWYER ARRESTED?
INJURED? Criminal Defense
*State *Federal *Felonies
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Auto
Accident *Personal Injury
*Domestic Violence
*Wrongful Death "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342 24 HOURS
7 DAYS A WEEK:


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 580
Crafts .'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapis. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood &05
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps-Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
Pets, Supplies,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685.
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



BREAKFRONT/SECRETARY:
Antique, Mahogany. Circa late
1800. Beautiful condition.
$500 neg. (863)467-6805
COKE VENDING MACHINE-
20 yrs old, runs, makes
noise, $200 neg.
(863)763-8833 days,
(863)763-4169 eve.
SOFA, CHAIR, ROCKER- wal-
nut and cane, $350.
(863)763-4525.
Victorian Games Compendi-
um: Cards, Chess, Backgam-
mon, Horse Racing, etc. Rules
book. $1500 (863)532-9013


REFRIGERATOR- Frigidare,
Almond, 16 1/2 cu ft Clean,
Runs Good. $125.
(863)763-4920.
REFRIGERATOR: Kenmore,
Side by Side w/auto. ice
maker. Like new. $300
(863)763-2504


BIKE, Murray Whiplash, boys,
needs a good cleaning, $20.
(863)983-4915
SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.
(863)467-5756.


STEEL BUILDING
$5000, you
(863)634-9583


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not needed $6000
763-4149/561-758-4337
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50 x
100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft.
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COOLER 6x8 walk in cooler
w/floor, good for drinks,
produce or hunters game
$2500 (239)657-3316
REACH IN COOLER
3 door, good for drinks or
produce $800 (239)657-3316



AQUARIUM PORTABLE IN-
FANT SWING- Great condi-
tion. $30. 863-763-2413


Lab Work .
Done In Office "
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W Ventura Ave Clewiston, FL 33440
49 4 -4-190.69 3- 5p S-S%11


BABY CRIB Oak color, grows
w/ child into youth bed $75
(863)357-2863
BOY'S CLOTHING- 4 boxes,
Premature to 9 mo. $150.
Willseparate. 863-763-2413
CRIB, beautiful, dark wood,
sleigh style w/ mattress. $80
(863)675-7306
STROLLER Limo, double
baby stroller $40
(863)675-7306


BASEBALL CARDS- Approx.
3000. Few NBA & Football.
95% is Major League. $250.
or best offer (863)634-6565
RARE STAMPS-Legends of
the West error & corrected
sheets, in original collectors
cover $199 (863)532-9013
RECORDS (150)
78's & 33's $100 for all or will
separate (863)763-6291



A NEW COMPUTER- BUT NO
CASH? You're APPROVED -
Guaranteed!* NO CREDIT
CHECK Bad Credit Bank-
ruptcy OK. (800)319-8860
8A-10P EST Mon-Fri Sat.
11A-6P *Checking Account
Req'd www.pcs4all.com.
COMPAQ- '2000, HP 825
printer, access. $200. Great
Deal! (863)467-1704.
SCANNER- Colorado Primax
600p, brand new with cable.
$25. (863)983-4915.



CERAMIC MOLDS (50)
Assorted styles in good
shape, $50 for all or will
separate. (863)763-6291


BAKERS RACK, Wrought Iron,
Antique Blue. $75
(863)467-2112
BED, King Size, Complete.
$50 (863)983-7996
BR SUITE- head/foot board,
dbl. dresser, armoire, 2 nite
stands, $750.
(863)634-0936.
CHINA CABINET, Beautiful,
Lighted. 57W x 78H x 17D.
$200 (863)675-4990
COMPUTER DESK- large,
gray, must see, will deliver
locally, $60. 983-0950 Cle-
wiston.
DINETTE SET, 4 chairs on
c, aster $wheels. $50
(863)357-3439
DINING ROOM SET: 42x60
Black Lacquer Table w/4 grey
upholstered chairs. Good
cond. $250 (863)467-6550
DR TABLE W/4CHAIRS- leaf,
oak, asking $125 or best of-
fer. (863)357-3773.
DR SUITE- glasstop table, 6
chairs, lighted China cabinet,
Loveseat, 6mos old, $250
will sep. (863)357-0916.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
6' long, light oak color, $75
(863)357-2863
QUEEN SIZE BED- mattress &
boxspring, frame & cream
colored wood headboard
$125. (239)728-9996.
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. Large.
$30 (863)357-3439
SLEEPER SOFA
$150 (863)674-0405 or
(863)673-5325
SLEEPER SOFA- Overstuffed
blue w/ floral print, Gently
used, Clean & comfortable,
$150 (863)357-0060.
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Leather, light brown, fairly
new, great cond. $800
(863)697-6618
WATERBED- King size, ready
to set up. No headboard
$100. (863)763-6909.



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-
car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
dio $1600. Or best offer.
763-4149 or 561-758-4337


SMITH & WESON 357- Model
66, Stainless, Like new in
original box. Asking $500.
(863)467-4328


ELECTRIC SCOOTER- $1400.
Call after 5pm
(863)467-8094
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, Bruno,
dual motors for up & in, fits
in vans, like new, asking
$1500. (863)357-8788


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HUGE Savings.
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& Financial aid if qualify.
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AMERICAN BULL DOG- Ap-
prox 2 yr, Neutered Male,
Good w/children. House
broke. $250. 863-801-1724
BEAGLE PUPPIES- 2, 1-Male
1-Female CKC Reg. approx
16 wks. $150.
(863)634-1673
BIRD CAGE- large outdoor
hanging wire cage with
wood roof. 22x25x38 $25.
(863)357-8788.
BOAR- Poland China, pure
breed, 15 months old, about
400lbs.; $350
(863)805-8789/677-0750
CHIHUAHUA, Male, 5 months
old. All shots & wormed. CKC
papers. $250 (863)763-2749
(863)610-9812 Iv. message.
CUTE KITTENS- Some 7 toed,
Free To Good Home.
(863)763-8892.
DACHSHUND PUPS- AKC,
mini, (4 M), 2 choc/tan dap-
ple, 2 blk/tan, $350-$500
ready 6/18 (863)243-1413
DOBERMAN PUPS- Blue
males, Blue parents on site,
$500-$750. (863)763-7045
or(863)634-2502.
DOG HOUSES- for medium to
large dogs. 2 for $30.
(863)763-7497 Okeecho-
bee.
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS-
AKC reg. 5-males, Ready
June 9th $400. Cash only.
(863)357-3026
GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
Like new wall accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756
SPICE FINCHES 2 PAIR
W/ furnished breeding cage
$50 (863)675-3032



WADING POOL, Vinyl. 10 Ft. x
4 Ft., 18"D. $20
(863)467-2112



SEWING MACHINE
STable top, portable
$30 (863)467-5477



TRAMPOLINE
you disassemble & remove,
$25 (863)763-6468



SPEAKER- 10" in a box, 300
amp. $150. Or best offer.
(863)634-4238
SPEAKER- Planet Audio, 10"
in a box. 2 Air horns. $100.
Or best offer.
(863)634-4238.



COLOR TV- 19", Good condi-
tion. $30. (863)532-8158

Tickes 072


ARC WELDER & CABLES
30-225 Amps. $80
(863)824-0884
BAND SAW- Wilton, Good
condition. $200.
(863)357-2322.
TOOLBOX, very Ig. Maximizer,
top, bottom & side cabinet,
as is including tools, $5000.
(863)763-4028
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HOOVEROUND- Electric
Scooter, $500. Or best of-
fer. (863)610-1500.


AIR BOAT WANTED &
TRACTOR WITH FRONT
END LOADER
(863)699-2971
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
(772)562-5567
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ROOMMATES WANTED: Male
or Female, No children, Pets
neg. $450 mo. + util.
(863)228-3887 LaBelle
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



LaBelle, 4 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
238 N. Riverview St., LaBelle.
For SaleBy Owner. $199,900.
.(863)612-0073 Mon-Fri.



5 minutes to Greenbrier Re-
'sort MTN LAND BARGAINS
20 Acres & Up www.live-
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Modeled on a grist mill built in 1797 in Tennessee,
this fun and easy do-it-yourself project can be used
to decorate even the smallest garden or patio. Its fea-
tures include a working water wheel and authentic
touches like stairs, a door and windows.
Most of the mill's pieces are traced from full-size
patterns, so sizing them is a simple matter of trans-
ferring the patterns to wood. The completed project
measures 48 in. long by 25 in. wide by 35 in. tall.
Grist Mill plan (No. 456). .. $9.95
Water Wheels Package (No. C140)
Two projects incl. 456... $16.95
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For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
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561-993-1160O


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Agriculture



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




COMMERCIAL MOWER
84" Toro Turfmaster Diesel w/
hyd mower lift and hydrostatic
drive.$4000 (863)675-2392
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


QUARTER MARE- 9yrs old
Gentle, $900 (863)675-3032
REGISTERED APPALOOSA
HORSE, BROKE. $1200
(863)467-1421



FLAG POLE- 20', 4 sections
Beautiful condition. $60.
firm. (863)675-6556
RIDING LAWN MOWER
Craftsman, like new, $350
(863)763-4982
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
6 spd, 12.5HP, 38" deck,
PUSHMOWER- Quatro,
$450, (863)357-0916.
RIDING MOWER- John Deere
180 & Husky mower. $600.
ea. (863)763-4149 or
561-758-4337
RIMS (2) 12-20", Off of Front
of Massey Ferguson 253 4x4.
$300 for both. (863)674-5744
TRACTOR TIRES: 2 Titan R1
AG Tread, High traction, lug
size 14.9-28. $600 for the
pair. (863)234-1230


LIVESTOCK TRAILER
20 feet long with a new top,
$3000
(863)634-8960 after 5pm
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pmr & every
Tues. 11 am. 763-3127

Rentals



Apartments a1 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



112 &3BR HOUSES &
APARTMENTS FOR RENT.
No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.

Tikes 0720


ASHEVILLE, NC MOUNTAINS
Gated Community. Spec-
tacular View & River Home-
sites. Clubhouse, Mountain
Spas, Paved Roads, View
Tower, Riverwalk. NEW
PHASE JUST STARTED!
www.bearriverlodge.net.
(866)411-5263.
ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
terfront lots in the Foothills
of NC. Deep water lake with
90 miles of shoreline. 20%
redevelopment discounts
and 90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call now
for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproper-
ties.com (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage &
Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC Real
Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure
(800)841-5868.
LAKE LOT SALES. Fishing,
hunting, golfing, boating all
here! Recreational area hid-
den in the country of NE
Georgia. Visit today:
www.LakeRussellProper-
Sties.com (706)213-6734 or
(706)201-5699.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in East Tenn. Paved
roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer, Excel-
lent financing. Call now
(800)704-3145 ext 617,
Sunset Bay, LLC.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS! Spring is blooming
and is beautiful! A wonderful
time to look for real estate.
See Photos: www.North-
CarolinaMountainRealty.com
or call (800)293-1998. Free
Brochure.
Tennessee Lake Property
Sale! Parcels from $24,900.
6 1/2 Acre lot $59,900. 27
Acre Lake Estate $124,900.
Cabins Available. Call toll-
free (866)770-5263 ext 8 for
details. .
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Stream, Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of.
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.



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

Mobile Homes



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



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



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

New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106


Mobl Hoomes
OF CLEWISTON

1)Very Nice,
2/2 DW,
Applicances,
Screen Porch,
Extra DW
Carport, 2
Sheds
$74,900


2) Midstate
Loop Special,
3/2 DW,
Fence,
Carport, hed
$72, 00

3)New
Land t Home
Packages in
Sunshine Lake
Estates
NowAvailable

4)Tropi 50
2/ N
Ca AC a
nces
8,900
2160W. Hwy.27Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W of WAL-MART
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ON MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
Call 863-228-1405

Recreation



Boats 3005
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories ',20
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 'ki 35



AIR BOAT- 440 engine, Runs
good. $2495.
863-634-1636.
BASS BOAT- 18' Fiberglass,
with custom hauler trailer.
115 HP Mercury motor. New
seat, pumps, trolling motor.
$3500 Neg.) Call
(863)983-4397
BASS BOAT- 12004, 18' Triton,
30hrs, mercury 150hp. Ma-
rine Master trailer. Motor
guide trolling motor 71lbs
thrust. Digital. $17,000.
(863)983-4397
BOAT, 12 Ft. Aluminum, Sears
& Roebuck w/new. trolling
motor 30 Ib. thrust. Never in
water. $200 (863)946-2542
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $250.
863-674-1105.
FIBERGLASS BOAT -17 Ft.
Includes trailer & canopy to
cover boat. No motor.
$800 (863)675-6738
GHEENOE 16.5 FT, '91- w/'91
40 HP Johnson, trolling mo-
tor, trr, very fast, local boat,
S$2500 (863)926-0296.
MON-ARK 17 Ft. Includes
trailer & canopy to cover
boat. 1st $800 takes it.
(863)675-6738


COACHMAN 5TH WHEEL RV,
'93- 27', excellent cond,
$5000. (863)697-2180.
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* Bank Foreclosures -
Call for Details
*2BR, IBA W/Lrg Sc. Patio
on rental Lot $15,000
*3BR, 1BA Home in
Hooker's Point Area
$112,000
* 3BR, 2BA, MH on man-
made lake $70,000
* New construction on
Bayberry Loop, 4 BR,
2BA, Many Upgrades
$275,000
4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D New Upgrades
$84,000


SHomes by Brian Sulliva
Available
MONTURA
.* Listings Needed
MOORE HAVEN
* New Homes starting at
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$90,000
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one & half hours east
of Clewiston. $155.000


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5 New Homes
Under Contract Call for Details
3 or 4 BR, 2BA $194,900
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4BR, 2BA $139,900
Under Construction
3BR, 2BA 2294 sq.
ft. $224,000
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Lot w/ trees $26,500
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2BR, 2BA Polebarn 12.80
acres Call for details

MOBILE HOMES
3Bl.iaWlJrD121,/500
3BR, 2BA Easy Life $87,000
3BR, 2BA Seminole Manor
$87,600
3BsaRissa&WLW4,900


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LOTS AVAILABLE
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9 Commercial Lots on US
27 with Building $400,000
5 Lots ZoSfIM -Family
V,$250,000
8 Lots Zoned R1-B
$400,000
10 Lots Zoned Commercial
$500,000
Harlem Bar Great
Business Opportunity
Call for Details
Ind 4 pfM / +
100 acres $2.5m
Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
& Apt. $173,000


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Montura c a' $34,500
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2005 MODEL CLEA.hAlItE
SALE- June 2nd-5th *Na-
tion's #1 Selling RV's *Low
Sale Prices- Florida Moto-
rhome- Towable Headquar-
ters. GIANT RECREATION
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HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $1200. Or best offer
(863)634-4202



TRAILER For airboat 14'
ood condition, new tires
600 or best offer
(863)634-8960 after 5pm


HONDA BIG RED 200 1983,
$600 (863)675-3038
HONDA GOLD WING INTER-
STATE- mint condition,
5750 miles, $2500
firm.(863)612-0090.
HONDA SHADOW V4- 33K
miles, 500 CC, $1200 or
trade. (863)612-0090


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



1991 HONDA CIVIC
Ice cold a/c & tow hitch
$1800 (863)675-4540 or
(863)677-3091
BUICK LESABRE'87
Good condition, a/c,
runs good. $450.
(772)460-6488 after 6 pm
CHEVY MALIBU, '98- 4cyl,
with AC, all power, great
condition & MPG, 155K,
$2000 (863)763-8969.
CLASSIC CHEVY CHEVETTE-
'79, 4 CYL, Runs good with
little gas. $500.
(863)675-2598 Lv msg
DODGE OMNI '90
Runs good, good gas mileage
'$500 (863)675-6423
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg. (863)763-6396


Call Mark @ 863-675-1686
for more details.
JEEP CHEROKEE- '88, Needs
work, $500. or ,make an of-
f e r
(863)763-0783/634-9783
PONTIAC FIREBIRD- '95, Red,
Cold A/C, T-Tops, Runs
great! 110K, $3800.
(863)697-8947.
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.
(863)675-1038.



CHEVY 1991 3/4 Ton Pickup,
4x4, 4 spd., $1500 or best
offer. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm.
FORD BRONCO, '87 runs,
needs some work, $2500 or
trade for boat or 4 wheeler.
(863)634-4338.


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


Chevy 6 lug 22 in. KMC Venon
rims, with Toyo 305/40R22
tires, $1800.863-634-3304
ENGINE -350, Needs head
work, .Edlebrock intake,
Chrome dress up kit, New
starter $400. 863-946-0868
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
(863)692-2229.
FORD F150, '91- 302, auto,
good for parts, $300.
(928)202-0013 (cell)
HITCH RECEIVER- Class 3,
draw tite, for full size Ford.
$40. (863)697-6812.'
RIM- Low Profile Custom, Off
Honda Civic. 4 lugs, $250.
(863)532-8158
RIMS- 22", Spinner wire
wheels. $2000. or best offer
(863)946-1007
TIRES, 2 New BFGoodwrench,
R1 AG Tread, Power Radial -
80. Size 11.2R-20. $400 for
both. (863)674-5744


CHEVY SHORT BED 1988,
Tagged. Racing motor.
Clean. Must seel $2500.
Firm. (302)335-3442
FORD F150- '91, 4X4, With
tool box. Good shape.
$2500. Neg. (863)697-1198


CHEVROLET BLAZER 1991,
$1000 (863)634-6596
FORD EXPLORER, '97- 4x4,
runs great, $4500.
(863)234-1522.


MOBILE WORKSHOP
14 x 52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg. (352)754-8514.


DODGE CARAVAN- A/C, Pow-
er steering, AM/FM, 96K,
Runs good. $2500.
(863)673-0065.
MERCURY VILLAGER GS-
Minvan '98, 7 pass. 68K,
A/C, Auto, All Power, Exc
cond. $6300 863-467-0031


Public Notices





Legal Notice 5500



CITY OF SOUTH BAY
NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY
The City of South Bay is applying for
funding from the US Department of
Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, for
the purpose of participation in the
construction of the Lake Region Water
Treatment Plant to supply water to the
City of South Bay.
Written comments may be directed to
Bobby "Tony" Smith, City Manager,
City of South Bay, 335 S.W 2nd Ave-
nue, South Bay, FL 33493.
59250 CGS 6/2,9/05
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) ES. United
American Lien & Recovery as agent
with power of attorney will sell the fol-
lowing vehicles) to the highest bidder
subject to any liens; net proceeds de-
;. II,,, 'riri hiii I,,n iIij il [,:. iir, .I,'ir mil
post bond; owner may redeem vehicle
for cash sum of lien; all auctions held
in reserve
Inspect 1 week prior @ lienor facility;
cash or cashier check; 15% buyer
prem; any person interested ph
(954) 563-1999
Sale date June 24, 2005 @ 10:00 am
3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33309
14946 1998 Ford Escort SW Vin#:
3FAFP15P1WR164583 r/o Radiology
Regional Ctr, 3680 Broadway, Ft.
Myere, FL Cust: Juan Flores, PO Box
2727, LaBelle, FL Lienor: Quality 1
Auto Carew 19 Hardee St., LaBelle, FL
863-675-6106 lien amt $3268.15.
Licensed & bonded auctioneers Flab422
Fau 765& 1911
59210 CGS 6/2/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDAIN AND FOR HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO: 2004-74 OR
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
MELVIN DENNIS,
Petitioner/Husband
and
ROSA T. DENNIS,
Respondent/Wife
AMENDED NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: ROSAT. DENNIS
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Pe-
titiCon for Dissolution of Marriage has
been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Thomas
Montgomery, Esquire, Attorney for Pe-
titioner, whose address is RO. Box
1510, Belle Glade, FL 33430, and file
the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court, in LaBelle, Hendry
County, Florida, on or before June.21,
2005, otherwise, a judgment against
you may be entered for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules oft Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of
documents and Information. Failure
to comply can result In sanctions, In-
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
WITNESS my hand the seal of this
Court on May 9,2005.
CLERK OF THE COURT
By:/s/Hammond
DEPUTY CLERK
54959 CGS 5/19,26;6/2,9/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO
HOME MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 2005-173-ca
ROMAN CABRERA, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROMAN BABRERA
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
2004 LIGHTHOUSE LANE
LABELLE, FL 33935-5317
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL 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
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property In HENDRY County, Florida:
LOT 13, BLOCK 6, PORT LABELLE
HOLIDAY PARK UNIT 1, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30 days after the
first publication, if any, on Echevarnia
& Associates, PA., Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite ,u ) imT', F"'a,.,1
33634, and file ti, ".,, il w,, 11 .
Court either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded In
the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in
the Clewiston News.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 18th day of April, 2005.
Barbara S. Buter
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Hammond
Deputy Clerk
59305 CGS 6/2,9/05


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HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2005 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that pursuant to applicable
laws, a meeting of the landowners of the HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT will be held on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sugar
Cane Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, West Sugar House Road, Belle Gladei
Florida, for the following purposes:
1. Electing Supervisor(s);
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land
owners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may property come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting is to approve the budget and set the non-ad valorem as,
sessment rate for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 and to transact any and all business
that may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors.
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a,
record of-the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to en,
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record includes;
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re
quiing special accommodations to participate In this meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment should contact the Districts Attorney, Chades-F.
Schoech,at (561) 655-0620 at leastfive (5) calendar days priorto the Meeting.
DATED this 27th day of May, 2005.
By: Charles F Schoech, Esq.
59196 CGS 6/2,9/05


NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING
OF DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NIOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries oa
DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws.
a Meeting of the Landowners of DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
will be held on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 2:30 RM. at the office of Alico, Inc.,
640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of:
1. Electing Supervisors;
2. Receiving Annual Reports and taking such action with respect thereto as thq
Landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision- of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or she may
need to Insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record
Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Amerclan with Disabilities Act, any person requir-'
Ing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact th,
District at (863) 675-2966 at a five (5) days prior to the date of proceeding.
DATED this 16th day of May 2005. .
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF.
DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
By: Robert P Milley, Secretary
57498 CGS 6/2,9/05


CITY OF CLEWISTON
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
TO PROVIDE
PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
FOR A WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY EXPANSION
and COLLECTION SYSTEM EXTENSION
In compliance with the requirements of Florida Statute 287.055, the Consultantso
Competitive Negotiation Act, the City of Clewiston, Florida, is accepting State-
ments of Qualifications from qualified firms to provide Professional Engineering
Services. These services include preliminary engineering design and recommend'
nations, final design, permitting, and monitoring services during the construction
phases to expand an existing 1.5 MGO wastewater treatment (WWTP) to a 3.0
MGD capacity. Requested services also include extension of the WWTP collec-d
tion system to accommodate approximately 225 new service connections.
Statement of Qualifications should be submitted in the following format
1. Firm Overview: Include firm's capabilities, depth of resources and management
approach.
2. Project Staff Qualifications: Describe related experience and qualifications for
project team members.
3. Past Performances: Consultant should clearly routine relevant experience in simi-
lar assignments including preliminary engineering and design of waste water
systems plus experience with funding agencies (including Water Managemeqt
District and USDA Rural Development) for sewer systems.
4. References: Include a minimum of five government client references for which"
you have performed similar projects.
5. Understanding of Local Nieds and Familiarity with Local Conditions: Inc ude
firms understanding of the specific needs of the City of Clewiston as wel as
knowledge of working with local regulatory agencies.
Original and 5 copies of your submittal should be sent to: City of Clewiston, Attn:
Kevin McCarthy, 141 central Av., Clewiston, FL 33440 by 4 PM on June 24,
2005. Late submittals will not be accepted. Questions should be directed to Mr,
Kevin McCarthy, Director of Utilities, at (863) 983-1454. Submittals must be
clearly marked "Waste Water Facility RFQ." The City reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all Statements of Qualifications.
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CITY OF CLEWISTON
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN NOTICE
OF LAND USE CHANGE

The Clewiston City Commission proposes to
adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE NO. 2005-03

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF COMMISSION OF
THE CITY CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AMENDING ITS
ADOPTED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING
FOR PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS OF
FACT; PROVIDING FOR CHANGE OF THE FUTURE
LAND USE DESIGNATION ON TWO CONTIGUOUS
PARCELS OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 901 NORTH
FRANCISCO STREET, CONTAINING 3.08 ACRES OF
LAND, MORE OR LESS, FROM PUBLIC TO MULTI-
PLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING FOR
AMENDMENT TO THE CITY'S FUTURE LAND USE
MAP; AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will
conduct a public meeting regarding this Ordinance
on Monday, June 13, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. The
Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUBLIC
HEARING regarding the second and final reading of
this ordinance on Monday, June 20, 2005, at 6:00
p.m. Both meetings will be held in the City Hall
Commission Chambers, 115 Ventura Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida.
Adoption of this ordinance will constitute a "small
scale" amendment to the City's Comprehensive
Plan and change the future land use of the two
parcels of property located at 901 North Francisco
Street and as shown in the map in this advertise-
ment from "Public" to "Multiple-Family Residential"
and will change the uses allowed on these proper-
ties.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged
to attend the public hearing and to provide written
and/or verbal comments on the matter under con-
sideration. Any person requiring a special accom-
modation at this hearing because of a disability or
physical impairment, including speech or hearing
impairments, should contact the City Manager's at
least 3 calendar days prior to the hearing.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made
with respect to any matter considered at this meet-
ing, such person will need to record the proceedings
and, for such purpose, may need to insure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based.

Wendell Johnson
City Manager


PUBLIC NOTICE
'lr.[i. i i l t,- ii.[ ir."H .Ih Ih" i'lh: n.' .Ih fI '.'i ,i',,1. :j,, _,im a ,, l .. r l T, iir t at
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hO ,, ...,,' i. i.,:,,, Ridgdill in accordance with City Code Section 110-438
titled "Requread findings; Variance" for a variance from the rear setback re-
quirements to allow construction of a garage adjacent to his home located on
Lots 7 & 8, Block C, Ridgewood S/D Addition 1, A.K.A. 209 Cypress Ave, Cle-
wiston. The property is zoned R1-A and is required by City Code to maintain a
15' rear yard setback on accessory structures. The applicant is requesting a vari-
. ance from these requirements in orderto build an accessory building 7.5' off the
_ rear property line,
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
June 20, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physi-
'B cal impairment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the
Building Official's office at least three days prior to the hearing.
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59131 GGS 6/2/05


SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2005 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a
meeting of the landowners of the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT is
schedu ed for Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. at the Sugar Farios Co-
op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida, for the following purposes:
.1.. Electing Supervisor(s);
,2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this, meeting is to approve the budget and set the non-ad valorem as-
sessment rate for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 and to transact any and all business
That may come before the Board.
if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
,Pursuant to the provisions ofAhe Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
Squiring special accommodations to ",'i:fi,'i. m.,. ,.I,,.- i. abusee of a
disability or physical impairment should ii,uiinia, ii tiiiiiiu Aor'iey, Charles F.
Schoech, at (561) 655-0620 at leastfive (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this 27th day of May, 2005..
By: Chares F. Schoech, Esq.
59206 CGS 6/2,9/05

GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2005 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a
meeting of the landowners of the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
be held on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. at the Sugar Farms Co-op, At-
lantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida, for the following purposes:
1. Electing Supervisor(s);
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting is to approve the budget and set the non-ad valorem as-
sessment rate for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 and to transact any and all business
that may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
quiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment should contact the Districts Attorney, Charles E
Schoech, at (561) 655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days priorto the Meeting.
DATED this 27th day of May, 2005.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
'You are hereby notified that Twin Lakes Estates will sell the mobile home described
below "AS IS" to the highest bidder
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For more details contact Eloy at Twin Lakes Estates 863-983-6293. The home was
previously owned by Cheryl Collett. The sale will be held on Wednesday, June 8,
2005 at 630 p.m. on Lot 15at Twin Lakes Estates n Clewiston.
57473 CGS 5/26:6/2/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Port LaBelle Community Develop-
ment District Board of Supervisors will
meet at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, June
21, 2005, at the District Office on
3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle,
Florida. The purpose of this meeting is
to discuss and preliminary adopt next
fiscal year's (10/1/05-9/30/06) pro-
posed operating budget and conduct
other routine business requiring action
by the Board.
This meeting is opento the public.
The final budget and village rate will be
advertised, reviewed, and adopted
during public hearings in September,
2005.
Patrick Whidden
Chairman
59098 CB/CGS 6/2,9/05 .
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Chuck RoseBlum
You are hereby notified that
the property stored by you
with Randy Coyle & Rena
Blissett, Unit #6 located at
1801 Red Road, Clewiston,
FL 33440. The items are be-
lieved to be household and
miscellaneous items and will
be sold to the highest bidder
for cash at the above ad-
dress on June 10, 2005, at
11:00 a.m, along with the
advertising costs in the
amount of $100.72 plus
$39.69. We reserve the right
to refuse any and all bids.
58585 CGS 6/2,9/05
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Robbie Roland
You are hereby notified that
the property stored by you
with Randy Coyle & Rena
Blissett, Unit #8 located at
1801 Red Road, Clewiston,
FL 33440. The items are be-
lieved to be household and
miscellaneous items and will
be sold to the highest bidder
for cash at the above ad-
dress on June 3rd, 2005, at
11:00 a.m, along with the
advertising costs in the
amount of $288.90 plus
$39.69. We reserve the right
to refuse any and all bids.
57447 OGS 5/26/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sel 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 Pt., FL 33438 on April 25, 2005
at 9:00 AM.
2002 Chevrolet 4-door whl)
2G1WF52E729376033
1995 Chevorlat 4-door (red)
1G1LD5543SY145556
1991 Mercury 2-door (bro)
1MEPM6047MH623839
1999 Daewoo 4-doar (grn)
KLAJA52Z7XK237343
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the "pull out" program at Brighton. The Creek alphabet only has 19 letters. Some Semi-
noles on other reservations speak Miccosukee.


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tion grade school students learn about the Creek language as well as Seminole tradi-
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TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri--
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
is urging consumers to take advan-
tage of a law that requires major
credit reporting services to provide
free credit reports.
The amendment to the Fair
Credit Reporting Act was designed
to provide consumers who cannot
or will not pay a fee for the reports
to access them for free once a year.
The law has been phased-in across
the United States, and Florida resi-
dents will be eligible for the docu-
ments on June 1.
"Reviewing your credit history
is one of the most important steps
people can take to avoid idIentity
theft," Bronson said. "If consumers
find out that someone is using their
identity or credit cards without
their knowledge, the credit reports
may be the first hint they have that
there is a problem."
A credit report contains infor-
mation about a consumer's credit
history, including a listing of all
credit cards, whether bills have
been paid on time, and whether
the consumer has been sued,
arrested or filed for bankruptcy.
National consumer reporting agen-
cies sell the information to credit
card companies and other credi-
tors, insurers, employers and other
businesses that use it to determine
whether to approve an application
for credit, insurance, loans, and
employment. A poor credit history
can result in rejection of credit or
higher interest rates on a loan.
"Consumers should regularly
review these reports for any mis-
takes," Bronson said. "Identity theft
is not the only concern. False infor-
mation that hurts someone's credit
rating can mean the difference of
whether they can buy a home or
not. It is important to ensure the
information is accurate and up to
date, especially before making a
major purchase."
Consumers can challenge and
change incorrect information on
the reports. The three major credit
reporting agencies are Equifax,
Experian and TransUnion. To
obtain a free copy of reports from
these agencies, log onto
http://www.AnnualCreditReport.c
om. People should be wary of any
other sites, which claim to offer
free reports but steer consumers to
sites that offer services by subscrip-
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PAHOKEE The Quantum
Foundation awarded
Alzheimer's Community Care a
$50,000 grant that will be used
to fund a recently completed
Comprehensive Alzheimer's
Care Center in Pahokee. This
grant was issued in response to
a challenge grant posed by the
Health Care District of Palm
Beach County.
Alzheimer's Community
Care's new Comprehensive
Alzheimer's Care Center will
open to the public on June 2.
The 2,500-square foot facility
was built on property formerly
occupied by the Women's Club
of Pahokee. In addition to offer-
ing dementia-specific day care,
the center will have an
Alzheimer's Community Care
Family Nurse Consultant on site.
The facility will also tend to the
needs of the general elderly pop-
ulation.
"The Quantum Foundation
continues to be a great patron of
our cause. This grant ensures
that Alzheimer's Community
Care will not bear as much of a
financial burden in operating
and providing these much need-
ed services to the Glades area,"
said Mary Barnes, Alzheimer's
Community Care president and
CEO. "Quantum has empow-i
ered us and on behalf of the
hundreds of families that will
benefit from this facility, we are
sincerely grateful."
Alzheimer's Community Care
is still seeking funding for the
Pahokee Comprehensive
Alzheimer's Care Center. To
help fund this project or for
more information, please call
Alzheimer's Community Care at
(561) 683-2700.
Alzheimer's Community Care
is a local not-for-profit organiza-
tion that works hands on in the
community to place a safety net
around Alzheimer's patients
and their caregivers. Their serv-
ices and resources include nine
dementia-specific day care cen-
ters, family consultant program',
Alzheimer's 24-hotir crisis-line,
prescription benefits program
for caregivers and patients, sup-
port groups, and education and
training.


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