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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 23, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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!005 Volume 79, Number 1


At a Glance


Workshop
meeting
The Glades County School
Board will hold a budget work-
shop on June 23 at 4 p.m. in the
Glades County School Board
meeting room, 400 10th Street,
SWin Moore Haven.

Fourth of July
VFW Post 9528, in Buck-
head Ridge, is sponsoring the
annual Fourth of July celebra-
tions, to be held at the VFW
location, 2002, Hwy. 78..Pork
roast, baked beans, cole slaw,
and potato salad will be served
from 12:30-3 p.m. Music will be
available from 1:30-4:30 p.m.,
with karaoke by Deborah.
Games, such as washer pitch,
shuffleboard, and billiards will
also be available, as well as a
cake auction. All proceeds are
to benefit Hospice. Call Com-
mander John Patent at (863)
467-2882, for more informa-
tion.

Moore Haven Lions.
Club meetings
The Moore Haven Lions
Club has begun its summer
schedule. The next two meet-
ings will be Tuesday, July 12
and Tuesday, Aug. 9. Thereafter,
in September, the regular
schedule of meetings on the
second and fourth Tuesday of
each month will resume. All
meetings will have dinner and
are at the American Legion Hall
in Moore Haven starting at 5:30
p.m. For questions, please con-
tact Kirby Sullivan at (863) 946-
2556.

FleaMarket
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.

Economic
Council Meetings
.The Glades County Eco-
nomic Development Council
normally meets the first Mon-
day of the month at 6:15 p.m. in
the conference room at Glades
Electric Cooperative. If you are
not a member, please contact
the EDC about joining. If you
are a member, please plan to
attend the meetings. As the
Main Street effort, and other ini-
tiatives move forward, we will
need a host of knowledgeable
volunteers to serve on various
committees and we encourage
your participation.

Flea market
The next Trash to Treasures
indoor Flea Market will be held
June 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the L.J. Nobles Senior Center,
475 E. Cowboy Way, in Labelle.
For more information, or to
make a donation, call Barbara
at (863) 675-1446. All proceeds
to benefit the Faith in Action in
LaBelle program. Come in out
of the heat and soak up some
bargains!

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Index

Classifieds . .19-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion .......... 4.
School ........... 7.
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County manager resigns


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN Glades
County Manager Jim Smith
announced to the Glades County
Board of Commissioners that he
will resign his position, and
included in his notice that he
would leave before the end of the
summer.
The Board of Commissioners
publicly accepted Mr. Smith's res-
ignation at the regular meeting of
the board on Tuesday, June 14,
and moved to pursue an interim


manager. The position will
become another vacancy in the
Glades County staff, which has
become increasingly understaffed
over the last few months.
The County Commission dis-
cussed the resignation, express-
ing regret that Mr. Smith will be
leaving the county's service, and
considered options for filling the
position. It was decided that the
board will replace Mr. Smith with
an interim manager, while seek-
ing a permanent county manager.


The board also added plans for
finding an assistant manager to
help out with the county manag-
er's duties at meetings, depart-
ment coordination, and other
related tasks.
The board also considered the
salary for the head position,
which it raised to $70,000 in the.
aftermath of the sudden resigna-
tion.
The outgoing Mr. Smith was
known for always being well
informed and prepared at the


Giants in the storm: A review of historic residents


Visiting


Florida's


history

By Barbara Oehlbeck
The "giants" that Mark Renz
writes about in his new book
had their state of being on the
western edge of LaBelle in
Hendry County alongside Route
80. This was some 500,000
years before our present time.
As to how it all began for
Mark and his book, he writes: "I
like dirt. I like to hold it in my
hands run it through my fin-
gers, especially when it's wet.
But more than anything, I like to
dig in it, which is why I pulled
my truck over when I saw a big
pile of dirt near the road in that
spot west of LaBelle.
There was something differ-
- ent abbut this pile. It was high,
having been dug from a depth
of at least 10 feet, which in Flori-
da can take you back thou-
sands, even millions of years.
Mixed in with the dirt and shells
there were ancient bones that
once supported living, breath-
ing animals, and there were
larger flat pieces of bones that
belonged to an extinct land tor-
toise.
"Not unlike a vivacious kid,
even though darkness was comn-
ing on, I had to find out where
that pile of dirt came from.
Looking hurriedly around, sud-
denly there it was, just a few feet
away, a large round crater 10-
feet deep and about 150-feet
wide. Springs were bubbling up
and a large diesel pump was
draining the pond discharging
the water into a neighboring
pond about 50 feet away."
Mark continues: "Well, my
insatiable passion to find out
what was in that hole made me
get down on my knees and start
hand-digging, down through
the mud, feeling blindly for fos-
sils that I felt in my bones, were
there."
Mark was right. The bones,
the fossils were there, and all
the trials and tribulations of "the
dig" are related in depth in


County Commission's regular
meetings, where there has been a
myriad of difficult issues to con-
sider over the term of Mr. Smith's
employment.
Various duties of the county
manager included managing and
communicating with the county's
various departments, including
the sheriff's office, fire and emer-
gency medial services, among
others. Also, the manager provid-
ed reports from each department
and updates from consultants


MOORE HAVEN Even as
work continues on the applica-
tion seeking Main Street desig-
nation for the city of Moore
Haven, aimed at revitalizing the
city's historic commercial dis-
trict on the Caloosahatchee
River and beyond, citizens,
businesses and public officials
expressed their support for the
Main Street initiative.
Ortona resident and former
interim Glades County Com-
missioner Donna Storter, in an
emailed appeal to residents to
support the Main Street initia-
tive noted, "Pevitalization of
Moore Haven is good for all of'
Glades County, and the oppor-
tunities for self-renewal are
possible with our willingness to


Courtesy photos
Giants in the Storm was written by Mark Renz, a promi-
nent paleontologist who has performed groundbreaking
work in South Florida's pre-historic past.


"Giants In The Storm" as only
Mark Renz could relate them.
You feel the mud in your fingers,
the excitement of finding any-
thing that eggs you on to bigger
and better "finds".
The "finds" are colossal in
the world of paleontology -
and all have been donated to
the Florida Museum of Natural
History through the colossal
generosity of Mark Renz and
those who volunteered in the
more-or-less five-year project.
In his Introduction Mark
writes: "We amateur fossil col-
lectors are a lucky lot. We get to
be outdoors, play in the mud,
explore the unknown, wear a
detective's cap, and just possi-
bly contribute a page of knowl-
edge to the volumes already
written about the science of
paleontology.
See Review Page 1.0


Everything was bigger,
even the deer during the
days of the Mastodon. But
in the case of ancient deer,
and the Mastodon, it only
meant a bigger feast for
ancient predators, includ-
ing man.


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN Palm-
dale resident Kevin Osceola
was actively involved in Glades
County and the community of
Moore Haven. The tragic shoot-
ing death of Osceola in Palm-
dale last Monday morning led
to two arrests by the Glades
County Sheriff's Office in con-
nection with the shooting.
The shooting occurred at
Osceola's home in Palmdale
during the pre-dawn hours of
June 13, during which Osceola,
33, Toby Reed Coppler, and Bil-


assisting with contracting and
negotiations with other entities.
Throughout negotiations with
landfill companies and internal
taxation restructuring, .the county
will now have to actively seek to
replace the vital post within the
county's administrative staff.
The Glades County Commis-
sion will seek applicants from
both within the'county and also
from other counties, waiving the
residency prerequisite that usually
accompanies the position.


'think outside the box' and
imagine a beautiful, successful,
heritage-rich Riverwalk in
downtown Moore Haven.
"Sure, there have been enor-
mous economic setbacks to
this particular area, but the
potential for restoration is
great. The Main Street program
has proven repeatedly that
blighted downtown areas can
renew themselves."
Ms. Storter accompanied
Glades County Economic
Development Council Execu-
tive Director Tracy Whirls in a
visit to St. Cloud for the recent
prm- ipplicatioi' n ol shop
"St. Clou'J, \which is in its
See Street Page 10


lie Sue Hurst had reportedly
been shooting "dummy
rounds" from a .410 shotgun at
each other.
The dummy rounds had
been fabricated by removing
the pellets from the actual shot-
gun shells, and replacing them
with toilet and/or tissue paper.
Coppler, who waived his
Miranda rights, told authorities
that he did not see that the gun
had been loaded with live
shells by Osceola, who was
See Shooting-Page 10


Cattle manager recognized


as a leader in the industry


The Director of Natural
Resources for the Seminole
Tribe of Florida, Inc., Don
Robertson, was presented the
prestigious Rancher and Leader
Award at the 2005 Annual Flori-
da Cattlemen's Association
Convention held at Marriott
Marcos Island June 15-17.
"I will cherish this award the
rest of my days," said Robert-
son. He has worked for the
Tribe 15 years and was previ-
ously a ranch manager for one
of the world's largest ranches,
the Kings Ranch of Texas. For a
man who has worked in the
cattle industry for 50 years, the
award has special meaning. A
man can work all his life and
never receive this kind of recog-
nition.
"I have never done anything
but work in the cattle industry. It
is a business I have been dedi-


cated to all my life," he said.
Robertson has been the
president of the Glades County
Cattlemen's Association for the
past six years; he served on the
board of directors of the FCA for
11 years and served four years
on the marketing committee of
the National Cattlemen's Asso-
ciation.
"The Extension Indian
Reservation Program and the
Florida Cooperative Extension
agents consider Don as an
invaluable resource of cattle
and range management prac-
tices and have asked him to
present his works at the nation-
al Extension Indian Reserva-
tion/USDA program's annual
2005 meeting," said Michael
Bond, the Seminole Tribe's
extension agent.
One of the hottest topics at
the FCA convention was the


Seminole Tribe's creation of the
state's first electronic identifica-
tion (EID) program that can
source verify Seminole beef.
EID is being recognized as the
most effective way to trace back
the source of a cow afflicted
with disease, and prevent an
outbreak that could destroy
herds and bankrupt ranchers.
As it stands now, there are
only a handful of cattle ranches
nationwide that have adopted
the EID for their entire herd as
the Seminole ranchers have
done. EID of cattle herds is
expected to be mandatory by
the year 2009.
Robertson's role in the
accomplishments of the Semi-
nole Tribe's cattle industry is
part of their long history.
In 1775, the Seminoles had
See Award Page 10


Courtesy photo
Don Robertson was presented with the Rancher and Leader
Award at the annual Florida Cattlemen's Association conven-
tion. Mr. Robertson represents the Seminole Tribe of Florida.


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Ronald Eric "Bud" Rounds

Ronald Eric
"Bud" Rounds
Ronald Eric "Bud" Rounds was
Jason Lee Harrell Jr. welcomed into the world June 18,
2005 at 10:27 a.m. at Glades Gener-
Jason Lee Harrell al Hospital. Tanya Rounds wel-
comed her bouncing baby boy
Jasom and Juanita Harrell are who weighed seven pounds and
proud to announce the birth of seven ounces and was 20 inches
their son Jason Lee Harrell Jr. He long at birth.
was born May 16, 2005 at 3:56 Welcoming young Ronald
p.m. weighing seven pounds, home was her sister Shawna
three ounces and was 20 1/2 Marie, maternal grandparents
three ounces and was 20 1/2 Ronald and Constance Rounds,
inches long at birth. Uncle Bobby, Aunt Tracy, Uncle
Jason Jr. was welcomed Les, Uncle Matt, Aunt Teresa, and
home by his big sisters Andrea, cousins; Samantha, Savannah, Jes-
Brittney and Lizzie. sica, Sydney, Alyssa, and Shannon.


In the Military

Sergio Avalos Gina England
Navy Petty Officer Third Class Navy Seaman Recruit Gina M.
NavyPettyfficerThirdCla England, a 1999 graduate of Paho-
Sergio Avalos, sonof Josefina kee High School, Pahokee, Fla.,
and Margarito Avalos of Clewis- recently completed U.S. Navy
ton, and his shipmates are in basic training at Recruit Training
the middle of a scheduled Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
deployment, while assigned to During the eight-week pro-
the amphibious assault ship gram, England completed a vari-
USS Kearsarge, homeported in ety of training which included,
Norfolk, Va. classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs,
Avalos' ship deployed with first aid, firefighting, water safety,
USS Ashland, USS Ponce and and survival, and shipboard and
USS Gonzalez as part of the USS aircraft safety. An emphasis was
Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike also placed on physical fitness.
Group in support of the global The capstone event of boot
war on terrorism and Opera- camp is- "Battle Stations". This
tions Enduring/Iraqi Freedom. exercise gives recruits the skills and
confidence they need to succeed in
The primary mission of Aval- the fleet. "Battle Stations" is
os' ship is to embark, deploy designed to galvanize the basic
and land elements of a Marine warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedi-
landing force by helicopter, cation, teamwork and endurance
landing craft air' cushion or in each recruit through the practi-
amphibious assault vehicle. cal application of basic Navy skills
and the core values of Honor,
Avalos is a 2002 graduate of Courage and Commitment. Its dis-
Clewiston High School of tinctly "Navy" flavor was designed
Clewiston, and joined the Navy to take into account what it means
in July 2002. to be a Sailor.


Obituaries


Donald Lee Westberry
Donald Lee \veslberr\,.of
Clewiston, 60, died Monday,
June 13, 2005 at County Road 29
- LaBelle.
Donald Lee
Westberry-
was born in
Arcadia, Flori-.
da.
He lived-
here for 24
years. He was
self-employed
as a mechanic. Donald Lee-
Survivors
include: Wife Westberry
Yvonne West-
berry of Clewiston; sons, Greg
Westberry of Clewiston, Ron
Westberry of Jacksonville, Eric,
Westberry of Clewiston, Ricky
Duane Westberry. deceased;
mother Eva Westberry ol Nqca.
tee, Florida; brothers, Kenneth.
Westberry of Arcadia, Florida,
Buddy Westberry of Nocatee,
Florida; and sister Vicki Dove of
Sebring.
Calling hours were June 16
from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at
Akin- Davis Funeral Home Inc.
Services were held at Church of
God of Clewiston at 10 a.m. on
June 17, 2005. Burial was at
Ridgelawn Cemetery. Officiating
Clergy was Rev. Shannon Con-
ner, Rev. Eric Burch, and Rev.
Harold Hanks.
Akin -Davis Funeral Homes
was in charge of all arrange-
ments.
Kevin D. "Fat man"
Osceola
Kevin D. "Fat man" Osteola,
33, of Palmdale, passed away
Monday, June 13, 2005. He was
born Dec. 8, 1971 in Alexandria,
LA and was.a lifelong resident of
Palmdale. He was a cowboy and
fireman and a member of Palm-
dale Baptist Church. He was for-
mer Palmdale Fire Chief and was
a member of the first response
medical team for 10 years. He
was a coach for T-ball and Little
League and enjoyed rodebing.
Survivors are his wife, Angie
Osceola; son, Warren James
Osceola; daughter, Kaitlyn Osce-
ola; parents, Mike and Sandra
Osceola all of Palmdale; three
brothers, Michael Corbitt of
Stanton, KY, Bryant "Bimbo"
Osceola of Houston, TX, James
"Pero" Osceola of Palmdale; two
sisters, Judy Corbitt of Stanton,


KY and Deana "Dede" Osceola
of Houston, TX; numerous other
relatives. Funeral services were
Saturday, June 18, at 11 a.m. at
Palmdale Baptist Church, where
the family received friends one
hour prior to the service. Grave-
,side services were Saturday at
3:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Ceme-
tery. Brant Funeral Chapel was in
charge of arrangements.
Linda Ann Roberts
Linda Ann Roberts, 50, of
Lake City, Florida, died Wednes-
day, June 8, 2005.
She was born in Lake City,
Florida, and had lived in Lake
City, Florida her whole life. She
was a registered nurse.
She was a' member of Lake
City First Baptist Church, and
The Lions Club.
Survivors include brother Pre-
ston Roberts of Clewiston and
sisters Barbie Roberts of Jack-
sonville, Florida and Jessica
Pierce of Lake City, Florida.
Funeral services were held at
7 p.m. on June 10, 2005 at
Cheryl Guery Funeral Home, in
Lake City, Florida. Visitations
were from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on
June 9, 2005 at Cheryl Guery
Funeral Home, in Lake City,
Florida. All funeral arrangements
were under the direction of
Cheryl Guery Funeral Home in
Lake City, Florida.


Anniversary















Robert and Beverly Giesler
Robert and Beverly parents of five daughters Mrs.
Mark (Roxanna) Hasenour of
Giesler celebrates Jasper, IN, Mrs. Patrick (Karen)
Werne of Buckhead Ridge, Flori-
50th anniversary da, Mrs. Gary (Carla) Schnarr of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Giesler Huntingburg, IN., Mrs. Jack
will celebrate their 50th wedding (Joyce) Welp of Birdseye, IN., and
anniversary July 3 at the Old Town Mrs. Bret (Molly) Egg of Atoka,
Hall in Huntingburg, Indiana. TN. They have sixteen grandchil-
Open house will be from 2-4 p.m. dren and six great grandchildren.
The couple requests no gifts. One grandson is deceased.
Bob Giesler and Beverly Frick Bob and Beverly moved from
married on July 2, 1955, in Hunt- Indiana to Buckhead Ridge in
ingburg at St. Mary's Rectory by 1981 and now enjoy vacationing
Father Alfred Baltz. Their atten- at their home at 521 SR 145 South
dants were Bill Giesler of Jasper, in Birdseye, Indiana. Mrs. Giesler
in cousin of the groom and the retired from Circle K In Buckhead
late Waneta Lindauer, sister of the Ridge. Mr. Giesler has been a long
bride, time chairman (13 years) of the
Mr. and Mrs. Giesler are the BOCC.

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Jon Penuel
Jon Penuel the Georgia Department of Nat-
ural Resources Wildlife Officer
On May 13, 2005, Jon Penuel Academy in Forsyth, Georgia. He
of Belle Glade, son of Jim and is currently assigned to Dohtry
Dollie Penuel, graduated from and Calhoun Counties.-


Engagements .'


inez roariguez
and Troy Lee Reynolds

Rodriguez and
Reynolds
Damacio and Francisca
Rodriguez of South Bay are
proud to announce the engage-
meht of their daughter Inez
Rodriguez to Troy Lee Reynolds
of Stuart.
The prospective groom is the
son of Doris W. Reynolds of Port
St. Lucie.
The wedding is planned for
June 25, 2005 at the Doyle Con-
nor in Moore Haven. The groom
is elf employed as a CPA.
The bride-to-be is employed
as a sheet metal with Turbom-
dustor Technology Inc.
The groom is self-employed
as a CPA.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Stuart.


Ruby Jones
and Willie Preston


Willie Preston and
Ruby Jones
Mrs. Essie Mae Miles of Okee-
chobee is pleased to announce
the engagement of her daughter
. Ruby Jones of Hartford New
Britain, Connecticut/ Ft. Pierce,
Florida to Willie Jones Preston of
Clewiston.
Mr. Preston is retired from U.S.
Sugar and is currently employed
at Wal-Mart.
Ms. Jones is retired from state
of Connecticut Veterans Affairs,
Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
The wedding ceremony will be
held July 16, 2005 at 4 p.m. at the
Harlem Civic Center in Clewiston.
The reception will be held imme-
diately after the ceremony. All
family and friends are invited to
attend. The couple will reside in
Clewiston.


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Heat cramps occur because
the body loses fluid and elec-
trolytes. If you are sweating, be
sure to drink plenty of fluids.
Water is always a good choice,
but if you are sweating a lot, you
might want to also sip sports
drinks such as Gatorade, which
replace lost electrolytes. Consult
your doctor about sports drinks
if you are on a diet that restricts
sodium intake. Some sports
drinks are high in sodium.
Treatment for heat cramps
includes drinking lots of fluids,
massaging and stretching mus-
cles and limiting exercise. If
symptoms do not ease after one
hour, consult your doctor.
Heat swelling usually occurs
in the hands, legs, ankles and
feet. It happens after standing or
sitting a long time in the heat. It
can be prevented by periodically
stretching and moving, so you
don't sit too long in one position.
Treatment for heat swelling is to
rest in a cool place and to elevate
the legs.
Heat syncope is a form of
fainting. It can be related to heat
swelling. If blood pools in the
legs during a long period of


standing or sitting in the heat,
this can cause a sudden loss of
blood pressure.
Symptoms of heat syncope
include fainting, light headed-
ness, weak pulse and cool, moist
skin. Heat syncope can be avoid-
ed by staying as cool and hydrat-
ed as possible and by avoiding
standing or sitting in one posi-
tion for long periods of time.
The CDC's recommended
treatment for heat syncope is to
lie down in a cool environment.
If fainting spells last longer than
one minute, or if the person
seems agitated or disoriented,
consult your doctor.
Heat exhaustion, also known
as heat prostration and heat col-
lapse, requires immediate med-
ical attention. Left untreated, it
can lead to heatstroke.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion
include dizziness, fainting,
headache, rapid heartbeat, rapid
breathing, confusion or irritabili-
ty, blurred vision, fatigue, heavy
sweating, clammy skin, pale skin
and heat cramps.
Heat exhaustion can be pre-
vented by staying as cool as pos-
sible and drinking lots of fluid.
It's also important to recognize
the early signs of heat injury and
take them seriously, so you don't
get to the point of heat exhaus-
tion.
Treatment for mild cases of
heat exhaustion includes drink-
ing lots of fluids and cooling the
body. However, if symptoms are
severe (confusion, blurred
vision, fainting) or if they symp-


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Symptoms include hot skin
(wet or dry), high fever, vomit-
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confusion, hallucinations,
seizures, rapid heartbeat, rapid
breathing and difficulty breath-
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Heatstroke requires immedi-
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heatstroke victim as cool as pos-
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shaded or air conditioned area;
remove any clothing made of
synthetic materials (which can
trap heat), fan the body, use ice
packs on neck and armpits. If
the person is awake and not
nauseated, give fluids. Do not
give aspirin or acetaminophen.
According to the CDC, extreme
body heat from heatstroke is not
treated the same as a normal
fever; taking these medications
may cause further problems.
Note: Before making any
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plan, consult your doctor. This is
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Girl Scout Camp suffers another loss


Girl Scouts mourn loss of beloved Camp Ranger, establish memorial fund


For the more than 40,000 girls
who have come through the
gates at Camp Welaka over the
last decade, Ranger Frank Mon-
tigney was as much a part of
their camping experience as
cooking over a campfire or rais-
ing the flag each day.
Loved by girls and volunteers
alike, Frank could always be
counted on to lead tours on the
catwalk, prepare canoes for a
day on the water, and to make
sure tha..l every girl -..n-i'i' to
camp had a saf and memorable
experience.
"Girl Scout Camp was so


much more than where Frank
worked," said Cindy McHeran,
assistant executive director. "It
was where he lived."
Frank watched a generation
of Girl Scouts grow up at Camp
Welaka, and he was raising his
children there.
"He took enormous pride in
maintaining camp and wel-
comed each visitor as though
they were his personal guest,"
said McHeran.
Following the devastating
impact of the 2004 hurricanes,
Montigney worked tirelessly
alongside volunteers to restore


buildings and clear trees so that
Girl Scouts could return to their
beloved camp. When, on May 13
Camp Welaka welcomed its first
campers since September, Frank
was at his post to greet them.
"He was so excited to hear
the laughter of kids in camp
again," said Elisa Royall, out-
door program manager. "Ranger
Frank left an indelible mark on
the hearts of his Girl Scout family
and friends."
A memorial fund has been
established in Ranger Frank's
honor. Contributions can be
made to Girl Scouts of Palm


Glades Council, 1224 West
Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL
33458.
Girl Scouts is the world's pre-
eminent organization dedicated
solely to girls all girls -
everywhere. In an accepting and
nurturing environment, girls
build character and skills for
success in the real world. Girl
Scouts of Palm Glades Council,
Inc., a United Way agency,
serves more than 7,000 Girl
Scouts in Palm Beach, Martin, St.
Lucie, Indian River, Okee-
chobee,' Glades and Hendry
Counties.


Dove club permits to go on sale July 1


Each year, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) offers exceptional
dove hunting opportunities
throughout the state. The FWC
manages nine special-opportuni-
ty dove fields through its Dove
Club, the agency's Special-
Opportunity Dove Hunt Pro-
gram.
Beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT)
July 1; sportsmen can apply to
purchase Dove Club Permits at
any county tax collector's office,
authorized license agent, online
at MyFWC.com/dove or by call-
ing (888) HUNT-FLORIDA (486-
8356), toll-free from anywhere in
the United States or Canada.
Dove Club Permits, which are'
available on a first-come, first-
served basis, allow one adult and


one youth (under age 16) to par-
ticipate in all scheduled hunts for
a designated dove field (up to
eight days). These half-day-hunts
cost $150 and enable the permit
holder and the youth to both take
a daily bag limit of birds.
Dove hunting opportunities
are in high demand, and these
special hunts offer the perfect
setting for friends and family to
hunt together in a friendly, social
atmosphere. Hunters who pur-
chase these annual permits will
save themselves more than half
off the cost of daily permits for
the season.
There are two new special-
opportunity dove fields that will
be open this coming season. A
31- acre dove field has been
added to the Bayard Public


Small-Game Hunting Area
(PSGHA) in Clay County, and 50
acres has been created as a dove
field at the Fussel Road PSGHA in
Polk County.
Seven additional special-
opportunity dove fields are prob-
ably already very familiar to
some hunters, as they were open
last year. They are: Schneider
Farms (Escambia County), Park-
er Road (Alachua County), Car-
avelle Ranch (Putnam County),
Dexter/Mary Farms Unit (Volusia
County), Hilochee (Polk Coun-
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Dove Day Permits also are
available at a cost of $35. These
daily permits enable one adult
and one youth (under age 16) to


hunt together, but only allows
one bag limit of birds to be har-
vested between the two.
Additionally, there is an
option to buy a $10 Youth Permit
at t'he same time a Dove Day Per-
mit is purchased. The Youth Per-
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hunting under the supervision of
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er, to harvest an additional daily
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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My name is
Jessica. I am new to the Glades
area. I moved down from Oregon
about four months ago with my
two Shepard dogs. I have heard so
much babble about the hot sum-
mers here, and how dangerous it
can be for dogs. Can you tell me
more about "Heat Stroke", and
how to prevent it thanks!
A: Well, welcome to the area
Jessica. Yes, our summers are very
hot indeed, and heat stroke can kill
dogs in minutes. Heat stroke is best
defined as any situation where the
pet's temperature rises many
degrees above normal and causes'
neurological damage. Normal dog
temperature is about 100-102.5
degrees F. If a dog is outside in the
main heat of the day, without prop-
er shade, and water, their tempera-
ture can exceed 110 degrees! If this
happens, the brain sort of "cooks",
and brain swelling, seizures, stroke
and death can occur. Even with
treatment, death or permanent
brain damage can be the outcome.
I have seen three cases of this so far
this year, and we haven't even hit
the main heat of summer yet!
Treatment is an emergency situ-
ation of cooling the patient down
with an ice bath, and administrat-
ing IV therapy of electrolytes, and
anti-inflammatory, and anti-seizure
medications. Most of the time treat-
ment is successful. Especially if
caught in time. I hope that helps
Jessica. Take care, Doc Savvy.

Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Can dogs
"fall in Love"? Do they have emo-
tions? Do they miss us when we
are not around? When they greet
us at the end of the day wagging
their tail is it out of habit or are
they really happy to see us?
Thanks Doc, I'm going to take
the 5th and sign this one anony-
mous!
A: Well Hmmmm. This is a
great question, and I'm going to
have to answer this subjectively.
I am sure that their may be sci-
entific ways to measure emotion in


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dogs, but I'm going to go on what I
know with my own dogs Sami and
Luigi. Yes, I do believe my dogs
show me emotion all the time.
When Luigi barks too much at
some kid on a scooter, and I yell at
him to stop, e puts his ears down
and knows I am upset with him.
When I tell him he is a good boy,
he snuggles up to my legs and eats
up the praise. Sami and Luigi come
to work with me everyday. Some-
times I need to run out of the office
for a house call or errand. When
my dog Sami sees me getting my
keys and not packing her up, she
stares at me with very sad eyes.
When I see that, I tell her not to
worry and I will be back. It works!
She seems to relax as if she under-
stood what I said. Now, I get that
some people may read this and say
I'm full of it! Others may read this
and nod their head in agreement.
Using my personal experience is
the only way I know how to
answer this one. Hope that does it
for you Anonymous. Thanks for
the very sweet question, Doc
Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check out
your pet answers weekly in the Pet
Corner. Be sure to tune into the
Savvy Vet Show each and every
Thursday at 10:30 am on 93.5 FM
The Big Dawg.


Community Events


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

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Monday
through Wednesday 10 a.m.-8
p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-11
p.m., or later; and Sunday, 1-8 p.m.


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

Faith in Action

expansion
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and Moore
Haven in 2005. Residents of any
age with chronic disease or illness
in those areas who have a need for
assistance with everyday tasks of
living can call Liz at 983-7088 or
675-1446 for more information.
Those with a desire to make a dif-
ference in someone's life by volun-
teering are encouraged to call the
same phone numbers for more
information on this wonderful vol-
unteer program benefiting resi-
dents in Hendry/Glades Counties.


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Letters to the Editor


Glades County landfill
and lawsuits
Dear editor:
After discussing the landfill
issue with dozens of Glades Coun-
ty folks, I was asked to share my
response to concerned citizens.
This explanation is long because it
is not simple.
Like you, I too am primarily
concerned for the ecology, envi-
ronment, amenities, and aesthetics
of all Glades County and I am espe-
cially very much concerned for the
negative impact on our economy
imminent with a regional solid
waste landfill within the city limits
(annexation) of Moore Haven.
A regional landfill will not
improve the economics of Glades
County, nor Moore Haven.
How was. this conclusion
reached? Okeechobee has a
regional landfill that brings in good
revenue .(millions) to its county-
coffers. However, in a recent six-
hour meeting with Okeechobee
government and business leaders,
Bill Fruth, business consultant and
analyst of renowned Policom Inc.,
said Okeechobee has one of the
poorest performing economies in
the nation.
The majority of the Glades
County Board of Commissioners
has clearly stated their intent to col-
laborate with the city of Moore
Haven's annexation effort to allow
Republic to site a regional landfill.
The apparent belief of city and
county officials in the misconcep-
tion that allowing Republic to put
in a regional landfill will provide
such revenue enhancement as to
offset its inherent detriment, is
incongruous with sound business,
and development/growth plan-
ning.
FACT: in all real estate property
development, LOCATION is the
primary factor for success. IF a
regional landfill truly is the only
solution, the big unanswered ques-
tion is "WHERE?" Obviously the
NIMBY (not in my back yard) prin-
ciple holds true. Location is the pri-
mary factor for success with this
venture. Graham Farms, owner of
the dairy property west of Moore
Haven, has concluded that their
property is not suitable for and will
not be available for a regional land-
fill. Other property in consideration
is part of the Duda farmland south
of Hwy. 27 west of Moore
Haven.
The existing landfill in Ortona
certainly does not provide desir-
able amenities, so how could
importing more garbage from
other counties or regions (read
"regional" landfill) improve its
services for Glades citizens, espe-
cially residents of Ortona?
Moreover, how much will land
values decrease for property con-
tiguous to or downwind of any
landfill, especially if it is a giant
regional? Do you want a monster
landfill within 130 feet from your
property line? Within one mile or
five from your home? Why should
Ortona citizens?
Right now, approximately 25
tons of garbage is deposited daily at
the Ortona landfill. But importing
and disposing of hundreds or thou-
sands of tons of decaying garbage
daily would be horribly offensive,
and if (heaven forbid) sludge is
allowed to be deposited, then you
"ain't smelled nothin'yet".
Wherever mount trashmore is
located, the operator (Republic,
Glades County, whoever) is going
to constantly face the complaints
due to the inherent offensive odor.
Residents affected will derhand
that the DEP monitor the site more
closely and to allow no deviation
from performance standards, as
apparently has already happened
at Ortona. People pay good money
to leave areas that have offensive
odors, such as from factories and
industrial emissions. They don't
invest their homestead dollars in
such areas.
A silk purse will not be created
from a sow's ear. There's no free
lunch and no free receptacle for
the remains of lunch. The propos-
als so far made public for a regional
landfill in Moore Haven donot pro-
vide a balance of positives to offset
the negatives.
Regardless of the filthy lucre,
(no pun intended), it would still
carry the inherent negatives, and
potential for extreme adverse con-
sequences to the environment and
to our tenuous economy. If Okee-
chobee County, with its regional
landfill revenue, is proclaimed by a
top expert to have such a poor
economy, why and how do we
think our situation will be different?
Glades County Property
Appraiser Larry Luckey has
announced that the tax roll


increased $100 million this year, so
that will mean as much as $1 mil-
lion more tax revenue, about a 20
percent increase over last. Many of
us are anticipating more positive
"smart" growth for Glades County,
and earnestly have tried to see all
the angles of revenue enhance-
ment value of a regional landfill,
however, observing other areas
who have already endured the
same distress should teach. us that
some things money cannot buy.
The mindset recently expressed
by three commissioners is that
Lykes Bros is holding this county


back. They are preparing to sue
Lykes to force the release of a deed
restriction that prevents disposal of
any waste in the Ortona landfill that
does not come from within Glades
County.
Glades County is not mandated
to provide a depository for any
other county's solid waste. The
deed restriction does not limit
Glades County from use of its
more-than-ample landfill airspace.
In fact, the county's solid waste
director has stated that the existing
landfill at Ortona has the capacity
to dispose of Glades County waste
for the next 40 years, even though
the first of four cells is nearing
capacity and will soon be required
to close in accordance with DEP
regulations.
The commission's attorney
named several options for pro-
ceeding with the proposed litiga-
tion. One is to file suit asking the
court to consider the contract
terms and remove the deed restric-
tion. However, Glades County
acknowledged, accepted, and
agreed to this restriction when the
contract was executed 20 plus
years ago. The county seemingly
has honored this part of the con-
tract, though doubt exists concern-
ing performance of all other terms
of the contract.
The other option suggested was
for the county to exercise its power
of eminent domain. This is the
process whereby the county can
take legal property rights and pos-
session away from a
taxpayer/landowner. It requires the
county to pay the landowner fair
value compensation. The county
would have to pay all court costs
including attorney fees, appraisals,
assessments, surveys, expert wit-
ness fees, and reports.
In addition, if the landowner
prevails in litigating for more com-
pensation than the county offers,
the county will also have to pay
that amount and all the landown-
er's attorney fees. Obviously, the
big winners in this lawsuit will be
the attorneys and consultants. Very
expensive and very tedious, the
process could be extended and
delayed for years in court.
Last year, Commissioner Ward
stated in public landfill negotiation
workshops June 14 and June 21
that lifting this deed restriction and
using the airspace for importing
regional waste, based on the
appraisal of Stan Keely of the engi-
neering consulting firm
WCG/Neel-Schaffer, Inc. and prior
offers from Collier County, is worth
$10 million. The clerk's minutes
corroborate this account of his
statement.
To immediately claim the right
to import garbage, the County can
wield its eminent domain powers
and place the dollars of appraised
fair market value with the court
pending final judgement or resolu-
tion of the litigation.
If Glades County has to pay
Lykes $10 million for fair value
compensation to lift the restriction,
then where is the money coming
from? Glades County does not
have even $1 million in reserves,
and in fact, Commissioner Ward
noted that funds might have to be
borrowed to finance the lawsuit
expenses. Let's hope he doesn't
move to pledge the $1 million Mr.
Luckey is foretelling; we have
some loyal long-term employees
who have not had cost-of-living
raises in years.
Taxpayers need to urge, even
demand, that the commission not
waste tax revenue on this no-win.
litigation. It is grossly unjustifiable
to waste our dollars litigating as
plaintiff in a long drawn-out law-
suit that will require consultants,
mediations, expert witnesses, with
multiple court dates, when the
immediate cost will exceed the
long-term benefit.
As far as Lykes Bros. holding
Glades County back, consider this:
West Glades Elementary School
would still not even be under con-
struction yet, much less in opera-
tion, if Lykes had not been willing
to go ahead and let them have the
property while Lykes would PAY
for and WAIT for the DCA to
approve the comprehensive land
use plan amendment that would
allow the school and Lykes' rural
village development around the
school. This process started in
2002, and three years later Lykes is
still waiting.
Lykes is paying professional
planners (Glades County has none
on staff) to completely update
Glades County's existing 1972 land
development regulations and sub-
division regulations. Yet Lykes will
have no say if the commission
refuses to approve them.
Lykes' Land Development
Director John Tallent has spent
hours and hours and hours, over


many years, assisting Glades Coun-
ty's Building, Planning, and Zoning
staff and the Board of Adjustments.
In addition, how about the
time/effort Mr. Tallent put in head-
ing up the task force studying the
EMS Tax Assessment?
Lykes gives the Glades County
Economic Development Council
$5,000 per year, or about 10 per-
cent of its total budget and Mr. Tal-
lent faithfully serves on the EDC,
Board of Directors.
Lykes' property values suffered
more than any other did when it


allowed Glades County to acquire
and site its landfill in Ortona. The
benefit to Lykes was the acquisi-
tion of lots exchanged by the Coun-
ty.
Lykes does not have to use the
November payment discount for
remitting property taxes to the
County. They could invest the
money elsewhere, and then pay in
March as some other entities do
every year. The negative effect on
the county coffers would be
tremendous should that happen,
as the county does not have
reserves to fund operating costs
more than two months, and would
have to borrow to keep the court-
house open.
In the late 70's, Chrysler's new
CEO, Lee lacocca, allowed a cor-
porate mistake, then used its reso-
lution to promote the company-the
infamous odometer rollback on
test cars. He did that by admitting
the mistake, paying for it, and
going forward. It's hard to admit it
when you are wrong. However, if
you do not admit it, you cannot
correct a mistake much less learn
from it, and then progress.
Why is Glades County even
considering such an expensive
lawsuit and/or creating/supporting
a regional landfill? Because a mis-
take was made. This board was
wrong to allow the legal consulting
staff "negotiation team" to sacrifice
the deal with Waste Management
that not only was a chance for the
county's solution to our landfill-
closing crisis, but included an
incentive of an economic boost
with a recycling plant as well.
The terms negotiated by this
-"team" included major items that
had never been agreed upon at the
public workshops. The purpose of
this "team" was to review, edit, vali-
date, and approve the "legalese" of
the contract in a timely manner,
not to revise and submit without
the board's expressed public vote
of approval.
This seated commission never
discussed nor voted on the con-
tract this "team" sent to Waste
Management December 2004, at
least not in public, as it is not in the
clerk's official minutes. Very possi-
bly the "Government in the Sun-
shine" law was violated because
none of them requested it to be
voted on in public meeting and
have admitted it was viewed and
discussed with the "team".
Mistake made. Admit it. Correct
it., Learn and progress. Not always
easy, but certainly the best plan.
Currently the fire protection
service provided to Glades County
taxpayers is by volunteer fire
departments, partially funded by
the county, and the rest provided
by each Fire Department's
fundraising and community sup-
port. The commission has sought
the services of the consulting firm
Burton and Associates to deter-
mine additional revenue sources,
including funding fire protection
through a special tax assessment.
On May 10, Stephen McDon-
ald's (of Burton and Associates)
proposed to the Commission a tax-
ing methodology for fire service
that was sensible, fair, and legal. It
would require all property owners
to pay some amount, yet not undu-
ly burden anyone.
However, this board decided to
use the ad 'valorem methodology
that gives the same exemptions as
the general revenue tax billing
does, which with homestead
exemption many will pay nothing
for fire protection services. Guess
who will make up the difference?
You got it, those of us who already
pay full taxes based on value. This
reminds us of one commissioner's
campaign statement quoting Rush
Limbaugh: "No nation ever taxed
itself into prosperity".


The valid reason they chose the
ad valorem assessment method is
because it is the least likely to be
legally challenged. Yet at the next
meeting, this same board voted to
start a court battle.
Please write or contact your
commissioners and urge them to
reconsider instigating futile litiga-
tion, and rethink the process of
direct negotiation with Lykes Bros.
to assist a joint effort that would
benefit all without detriment to
most. Do not be put off by any
excuses. I have attended almost all
County Commission meetings and
workshops, and the media has not
given the public "the truth, the
whole truth and nothing but the
truth" on this landfill/lawsuit issue.
And if you have-any doubts on
the desirability of locating a region-
al landfill in your city and/or your
county, then take a trip to Okee-
chobee County and visit theirs. I
did, and even though I suffer inter-
mittent anosmia (diminished per-
ception of smell), I had no trouble
sensing the offensive disgusting
odor several miles away. The
words "repulsive, nauseating, foul,
and abhorrent are too mild for
use here.
Then imagine enjoying your
property when the wind brings it
your way.
Call now.
District 1: 946-1616 or 227-1390
cell Butch Jones, Chairman P. O.
Box 63 Moore Haven, FL 33471
District 2: 946.0213 Alvin Ward
8700 N Wayman Rd Moore Haven,
FL 33471
District 3: 946.0455 or 634-9638
cell Paul Beck 360 Alligator Rd NW.
Moore Haven, FL 33471
District 4: 946.1610 or
158*17*6809 AgNet Russell Echols
P. 0. Box 56 Moore Haven, FL
33471
District 5: 763.3983 or 673.1391
cell Bob Giesler 37 Linda RD BHR
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Glades County Board of Com-
missioners' next meeting is Tues-
day, July 12, 9 a.m.
Please share your concerns
with your neighbors and fellow citi-
zens and urge their involvement.
Sincerely:
Donna Storter

Thanks to all
who participated
To the editor:
Over the weekend of June 11
and 12, a number of young lives in
our community were changed for-
ever. Rainbow Trails is a special
camp conducted bi Hope Hospice
for young people who are grieving
the loss of someone they loved.
Along with all the camp games and
activities, there is special counsel-
ing and peer bonding that helps
these children learn how to under-
stand their loss. In many, many
cases, kids who were coping with
unbearable grief could for a
moment just enjoy being a kid
again. For a young person, when
these issues are faced, they may
not have to worry about them
resurfacing later in life. It takes spe-
cial people to volunteer to serve at
our camp and give these children
the attention they need. In addition
to our professional counselors and
therapists, our volunteers played
with the kids, cooked, helped with
registration, cleaned up, and
much, much more. To each of
these people, I want to say thank
you from the bottom of my heart.
The entire community should be
very proud of you. By your willing-
ness to dedicate a weekend to
grieving children, you demonstrat-
ed the best Hope has to offer to the
community.
SamiraK. Beckwith,
President and CEO
Hope of Southwest Florida


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Crimestoppers


Crimestoppers of Palm Beach
County is seeking public assis-
tance in locating the whereabouts
of Alvin Williams, a.k.a. Goo Goo.
Williams is described as a black
male, with brown eyes and black
hair. He is listed as 5'8" tall and
weighs 160 pounds. Williams was
born June 11, 1983 has tattoos on
his left arm, right leg, and right
arm.
His last known address was
SW Avenue "C" Place, in Belle
Glade. He is wanted for Failure to
Appear, Violation of Probation for


Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee has been elected to the Board
of Directors of the Southwest
Florida Safety Council. The gener-
al objective of the Safety Council
is to promote, encourage and
support safety in industry, the
home, on the highways and in
public areas. Their focus is to
draw attention to specific major
health hazards and accident situa-


uttering a for-
gery, petty
theft, and bur- .
glary with
assault or bat-
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If you are
aware of
Williams'
whereabouts,
you are asked Alvin Williams
to call (800)
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remain anonymous.


tions and generate public opinion
to support necessary actions to
alleviate those problems. ,By
accepting the nomination, Sheriff
Lee will bring his years of experi-
ence to help plan and carry out or
assist in the presentation of edu-
cational programs that will be
effective in reducing and/or pre-
venting highway, home, public or
occupational accidents.


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Airborne!
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department dropped
over 400 golf balls out of its helicopter Saturday, June
18, for the Boys and Girls Club's annual golf tournament
held at the Belle Glade Municipal Golf Course. Roberto
Martinez was the winner of $500 since the ball he pur-
chased landed closest to the hole.


Arrests


Editor's note: The following
arrest reports are not an indica-
tion of guilt. They are simply a
matter of public record of police
activity. Anyone listed in the fol-
lowing reports has not been
found guilty in a court of law.
Anyone listed in the report who
has the charges against them
dropped, can contact the news-
paper for publication.


Summer satety tips offered Belle Glade

for protecting your children Police Department


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Summertime is approaching.
Would your child know what to do
if he/she got lost at a shopping
mall? A nice, friendly stranger
offered him/her a ride home? A
babysitter wanted to play a secret
game that no one would know
about? A friend dared him/her to
hitchhike?
Start with basics
Rehearse with your child his
or her full name, address, and
phone number, including area
code, and how to make emergency
phone calls from home and public
phones. Try practicing on an
unplugged phone.
e Teach your child to go to a
store clerk, security guard, or life-
guard and ask for help if you
become separated in a store, shop-
ping mall, or the beach. Tell them
never to go into the parking lot
alone. In addition, when possible,
accompany your child to the rest-
room.
Tell your child never to accept
gifts or rides from someone he or
she does not know well. Your child
should never go anywhere with
another adult, even one who says
you have sent him or her. Adopt a
family code word to be used if you
have to ask a third party to pick up


your child or'make prearrange-
ments with a trusted neighbor in
the event you.become delayed, and
make sure your child knows to
never, ever, hitchhike!
Teach your children that no
one, not even someone they know,
has the right to touch them in away
that makes them feel uncomfort-
able. Tell them they have the right
to say "No" to an adult in this situa-
tion.
At play
Walk the neighborhood with
your child. Pick out the safest route
to friends' houses. Avoid danger'
spots like alleys and wooded areas.
Identify safe places to go'in an
emergency or a sudden storm, like
a neighbor's home, a block parent,
or an open store.
Encourage your child to walk
and play with friends, not alone,
and to stay in open areas in the day
and well-lighted areas in the
evening so others can see them.
Teach you child to walk confidently
and stay alert to what is going on
around them.
Don't hang a house key
around your child's neck. It is a tell-
tale sign that you will not be home
when they return. Put it inside a
pocket or sock.


June 6
Arthur Monroe, 18, Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams
Mathew Thomas, 29, Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams, posses-
sion of Marijuana with intent to sell
June 7
Romuald Claude, 18, Loitering and
Prowling
Juvenile, 16, Loitering and Prowling
Juvenile, 17, Loitering and Prowling
June 8
Temekia Shawanda Lailder, 24, War-
rant/Sexual Battery
James Sims, Jr., 26, Sexual Battery,
Child abuse
Jorris M. Federick, 21, Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams, Driving
while license suspended or revoked
Juvenile, 15, Improper exhibition of a
deadly weapon
June 9
Cheryl Brown, 34, Battery
Vanessa Scot, 30, Battery
Enrique Herrera, 42, Grand Theft
Juvenile, 17, Petty Theft
Juvenile, 14, Petty Theft
Juvenile, 17, Petty Theft
Juvenile 17, Petty Theft
Juvenile, 17, Petty Theft
Juvenile, 14, Petty Theft
June 10
Terreace Brittany, 18, throwing a
deadly missile into occupied vehicle
June 11
-Daniel Johnsson, 35, Warrant/ Non
Support of children,
Michael Lamar Stewart, 31, Criminal
Mischief


Teresa Louise Miller, 39, Forgery,
Grand Theft
June 12
Roberto Flores, 18, Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams
Fernando Gonzales, 46, Domestic
Battery
Emilio Hernandez, 43, Aggravated
Stalking

Pahokee Police
Department
May 31
Willie Anderson, 29, BM, Warrant
June 3
Rachael L. Davis, 18, BF, Domestic
Battery
June 4
Richard Lyndale, 21, BM,
Larceny/Theft
Ricky R. Lammons, 39, BM, Gam-
bling House, Gambling
Tyrone Campbell, 37, BM, Gambling
House, Gambling
Michael H. Joseph, 30, BM, Gam-
bling House, Gambling
Davara Everett, 26, BM, Gambling
House, Gambling
James Ferguson, 64, BM, Gamrbling
house, Gambling
Joe L.. Eason, 43, BM, Gambling
House, Gambling
Juvenile, 17, BM, Fleeing and Elud-
ing P/O, Reckless Driving, No Drivers
License
Natasha N. Boldin, 20, BF, Posses-
sion of Marijuana under 20 grams
Isiah Slaughter, 35, WM, Disorderly
Conduct, Resisting Officer, Public
Peace
June 7
Susan Colon, 41, WF, Child Abuse
Brenda'J. Hill, 44, BF, Home Invasion,
Resisting Officer, Grand Theft, Drug
Equipment
June 9
Moses Rodriguez, 19, WM, DWLS
w/Knowledge
John R. Taycon, 20, WM, DWLS w/
Knowledge, Displaying, Possession
of Suspended DL
David Adams, 32, BM, Domestic Bat-
tery
Kevin L. Tomlin, 39, BM, Domestic
Battery


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The Glades County School Board will
hold a Public Hearing on
July 14, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
In the
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida

To Approve the 2005-2006
Transportation Student Code
of Conduct and the
2005-2006 Truancy Program
Copies of the proposed policies are available by contacting:
Scott Bass, Director of Administrative Services
400 10th Streei.,SW Moore Haven, FL 33471
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Glades Electric Inc. awards scholarships


At an inaugural celebration din-
ner held in Lakeport, in June,
Scholarship & Washington Youth
Tour winning students from the
four counties Glades' Electric Coop-
erative Inc. serves were honored
for their accomplishments.
Glades Electric supplies electri-
cal service to its members in
Glades, Hendry, Highlands and
Okeechobee Counties and have an
ongoing commitment to the youth
programs in each of those coun-
ties. Every year the Glades Electric
Education Foundation awards one,
$4,000 scholarship to one graduat-
ing senior in each county of their
service area and for the first year
hosted a dinner for the student
scholarship winners, their parents,
school superintendents, principals
and guidance counselors.


Representing Glades County,
Moore Haven High School gradu-
ate Justin Guerry was awarded a
scholarship to use as he pursues a
degree at Tulsa Welding School in
Jacksonville, Florida. Justin is the
son of Melvin and Allison Guerry
and was very active in Moore
Haven High's FFA chapter.
Hendry County can be proud of
Brenda Perez, a graduate of Clewis-
ton High School. Brenda's scholar-
ships will be beneficial as she
works toward a degree in Drafting
and Design. The daughter of Quiri-
no and Beatriz Perez, Brenda
stayed involved in FBLA and Span-
ish Honor Society while attending
Clewiston High.
In addition to honoring the
scholarship recipients, two upcom-
ing seniors were recognized for


being selected for the Washington
Youth Tour. The Youth Tour pro-
vides the opportunity for young
people to increase their under-
standing of the value of rural electri-
fication; become more familiar
with the history and political envi-
ronment of the nation's capital
through visits to monuments, gov-
ernment buildings and cooperative
organizations, visit elected officials
in order to increase knowledge of
how the federal government works
and expand their understanding of
cooperatives as a business model.
Every year two students in the
Glades Electric service areas join
other rural electric student con-
sumers for this exciting and educa-
tional week in our nation's capital.
Traveling from Glades County's
Moore Haven High School, senior


Marielys Figueroa plans to pursue a
career in medicine and while
attending Moore Haven High
School was involved in the band as
well as the Beta Club. She is the
daughter of Ricardo and Myriam
Figueroa. Marielys is extremely
excited and looking forward to her
adventure in Washington D.C.
- Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
has always had a deep commit-
ment to youth programs in their
service areas and will continue to
do so. Next year's seniors are
encouraged to apply for the schol-
arship program and upcoming jun-
iors who would enjoy seeing our
nation's capital in June of 2006
should be sure to apply for the
Washington Youth Tour.


Russell Henderson, President of Glades Electric Coopera-
tive Board, presents Justin Guerry (Moore Haven High
School) with the 2005 Glades County Scholarship.


Courtesy photos
The proud owners
Here are the proud owners of Tico's Spanish Cuisine in
Moore Haven, Tico, Ana and Anais (baby).



LCA wants to offer


more activities


LAKEPORT The Lakeport
Community Association (LCA)
held their monthly meeting June
14 with about 25 people in atten-
dance. LCA changed its meeting
from the first Monday of the
month to the second Tuesday of
the month, which seemed to be a
better night for most people.
The members discussed the
need to offer more social activities
for the residents of Lakeport. They
decided to host a First Annual
Community Picnic on Saturday,
August 20, at the community park
and to hold bingo games when
the winter season starts up again.
They also voted to host a fundrais-
er a barbeque during the
tourist season for the Lakeport
COPS (Citizens On Patrol) since
they assist the association every
year with parking of the cars at
the Sour Orange Festival. The date
of the barbeque is to be arranged.
The members appointed two
new committees. The bylaws,
more than 20 years old, need
updating. Jo Randolph volun-
teered to head up the Bylaws
Committee. Susan Etchey volun-
teered to head up the Member-
ship Committee. The dues were
updated at a former meeting from
$5 a year to $20 a year, which is in
line with the dues of other Glades
County homeowners' groups and
most other county organizations.
Members are urged to attend
the July and August meetings if
you really want a voice. If you are
interested in a membership, call
Susan at 946-0371 or attend the
next meeting in July, which will
start at 6 p.m. with a potluck sup-
per and the meeting at 7 p.m.


Elections of officers was
changed from January to Septem-
ber so this year's incoming offi-
cers can be more prepared for
tourist season and have time to
plan for the annual festival. In Jan-
uary this year the current presi-
dent of the association, Dave
Chapman, jumped in with both
feet and took on a load of respon-
sibilities with little instruction.
Since the festival the LCA mem-
bers under Chapman's leadership


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West Glades
Elementary
Parents-FCAT scores may be
picked up at the school office,
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Foster
parents needed
HENDRY/GLADES The Chil-
dren's Network of Southwest Flori-
da, the community based care
division of Camelot Community
Care, Inc. is holding an orientation
on "How to become a Foster Par-
ent/Adoptive Parent" on Tuesday,
June 21 at the Department of Chil-
dren and Families, 485 East Cow-
boy Way, LaBelle at 6 p.m.
Camelot Community Care, Inc.,
serves as the lead agency to transi-
tion child welfare services to the
private sector in Collier, Lee, Char-
lotte, Hendry and Glades Counties.
Camelot Community Care, Inc.
has partnered with Family Preser-
vation Services, Lutheran Services
of Florida, Ruth Cooper Center for
Behavioral Health Care and the
Florida Baptist Children's Home to
recruit more foster families in our
five county regions. For those inter-
ested in becoming a foster/adop-
tive family, please call (800) 89
FAMILY.

Bus driver class
The Glades County School Dis-
trict will be offering a bus-driving
course for anyone interested in
driving.a school bus for the district
for daily routes and/or extracurric-
ular trips. If interested, please con-
tact Doug Manke at (863) 946-
3662. Classes have begun and take
place in the evenings.

GED classes


have been working on improving The Glades County School Dis-
the association for everyone. trict is offering GED prep classes at

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for the following positions in Clewiston:

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The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to repre-
sent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected children
before the court, social service
agencies and the community. No
special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good judgment and a commitment
to helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in Fort,
Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360 or
(800) 269-6210 for more informa-
tion, and to reserve your space for
training.
Accountability report
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School is now available in the
elementary school office. If you
would like a copy of the report,
please stop by the office and one
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Veterinarian celebrates one year in business


By Mark Young
BELLE GLADE Anniversaries
are always a time for celebration.
They are both a point of arrival and
ia point of departure as people cele-
brate a point in their journey, which
has been successfully reached, and
a line in the sand in which they
hope to depart from in continuing
that accomplishment.
That is what is on the mind of a
local success story Noelle
Savedoff, a.k.a. Doc Savvy.
Doc Savvy recently threw a one-
year anniversary gala at her office
in Belle Glade and during the cele-
bration reflected upon the growth
of her business and her love for her
community. She dedicated her life
to her chosen profession following
high school, spending years in
school, working for other veterinar-
ians, building up the trust of her
clients and decided it was time to
branch out on her own. But the
decision to take that fateful fork in
the road was not taken without
usual fears and concerns.
"Well, I didn't know what to
expect," she said. "I just rermem-
bered my dad telling me as long as I
could pay my bills, I would be okay.
And boy are there bills! But'it is so
worth all the debt. Being able to
provide certain special veterinary
services in the Glades, so my clients
do not have to travel far is a won-
derful thing. It's something this
communityvery much deserves.".
Clients in the surrounding lake
communities have quality services
at hand, but Doc Savvy is still worth
a road trip to many of her long time
clients throughout South Florida.
Clients travel as far away as Miami,
Boynton Beach, Moore Haven, and
West Palm Beach just to obtain her
services.
"Everything just fell into place as
soon as we all got here," she said.
"It seemed like we were taken by
the hand and led by pure faith. It's
been like a dream come true. We
are all very happy. The staff and I
have been together for four years
now. This is where they want to be
long-term, and boy am I a lucky gal
to have them. This would not be
possible withouttheir love and sup-
port-and faith in me."
Faith is not just a mere word for
Doc Savvy's employees. Office
Manager Ashley Brown left a steady
paycheck one year ago to work for
Doc Savvy for free and did so for a
month before the business was sta-
ble enough to earn her a paycheck.
Asked why she would take such-
a gamble, Ms. Brown said, "I met
Doc Savvy 4 years ago when she
offered me a position at a previous
employer. From the beginning we
became really close, she was
someone I felt I could always rely
on. When she started talking about
opening her own practice, she
asked if I would come with her to
help get things going, of course I
said yes. When the time came for
Doc Savvy to open the doors at the
new office I went with her and did
so without pay because I feel it is
not always about the money it is
about doing what you love and
helping people who always help
you. This practice is what she want-
ed and when she puts her mind to
something she will do whatever it
takes to find a way to make it work.
Before we knew it we had more
business than we could handle. I
would do it again in a heartbeat if
she asked me to!"
Janet Allen also came with Doc
Savvy from the beginning and
couldn't muster a regret if she tried.
"This is a wonderful place to
work," she said. "Not only because
we have brand new, really cool
equipment that always works and
we can do most every blood test in
house and get results almost
immediately. That's pretty impor-
tant to most folks. We do truly love


James

Fencing
Lie-ni-ed &a In-_ilre


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Rescued from a tied up,
plastic garbage bag, which
was thrown away, Little Jake
is the sole survivor of an
attempt to destroy a litter of
kittens. Little Jake is also in
need of. a good home, and
has already been fully treat-
ed by Doc Savvy.
animals and want to see them
healthy and happy. This may sound
really corny but we are family here.
I feel like I am hanging out with a
lot of sisters all day. We love and
respect each other and work very
well together. We almost know
what each other is thinking or feel-
ing. It's amazing! I wouldn't trade it
for anything. I truly love to come to
work every day. I'll bet most people
can't say that."
Doc Savvy set her goals high
from the first moment she opened
the doors of Doc Savvy's Animal
Hospital and refused to accept any-
thing less than to provide top quali-
ty services to her clients.
"We have been able to do so
much and acquire wonderful
equipment," she said. "What a dif-
ference it makes when every piece
of equipment is new and works
beautifully. Our clients are so
thrilled to get lab results that same
day sometimes just a few hours
later."
New equipment and a stunning-
ly efficient office environment are
the essentials that she provides to
her clients, but there is also some-
.thing quite unique about Doc Savvy
that her clients just respond to and
that keeps them coming back. From
the first day she opened her doors,
Doc Savvy said her fax machine was
smoking from client files transfer-
ring their records over to her.
She opened her doors with hun-
dreds of clients ready to support
her and in the course of a year has
grown in numbers, translating into
more services and more staff. D',,
Savvy employs three full time ;iall
members, two part time emphl-
ees,_ and has two volunteers., i-i
client list has reached 1,296 and
she's seen 1,564 "patients" in r,-i
firstyear.
"This is so amazing," she .-.,nd
"We just added 12 more kenn-ils
and I'm thinking we need mni'-
space. I want to expand the board
ing facilities. We started a do ci,
day care program and bath club tI is
year. And it has taken off. We ha', e
total count of 42 kennels and it's ius'
not enough. Isn't that wondenul'
am also hoping to hire another pa;u
time staff member this fall."
Doc Savvy seems to unders.arni
that she is not just a business, n,:,i
just a boss, and not just an indi i d-.
ual. She has a sense of fami., in
everything she does and views rheI
staff, and her community, as" iui
extended family.
"I can't say enough about tii,
amazing community," she said. "I
think that everything important
should be represented here. You
know, the stuff we seem to forget
about? The important stuff, like
friends, family, compassion, hon-
esty, hard work, and loyalty. I can't
thank this community enough for
all the support I have received. I


Staff photos/Mark Young
Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital, located in Belle Glade, has
seen remarkable growth over the first year in business -
growing from a staff of two, to a full compliment of employ-
ees. They are, from left front, office manager Ashley Brown,
Doctor Noelle Savadoff, and Danielle Powell. From left back,
volunteer Marisha Lusuenariz, Stephanie Kirchman, Janet
Allen, Amanda Browder, and volunteer Colette Sample.


Cecil, Doc Savvy's personal greeter, welcomes old and new
friends into Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital. With his ability to
mimic the front door bell and Nextel phones, Cecil keeps the
staff on their toes.


This group of brothers and sisters were rescued from under a
water tank by Doc Savvy's staff. Doc Savvy routinely takes in
strays, performs free services on them and tries to find them
homes. These cute little guys are currently in need of a home.
have made so many friends here. ers of various needs are all my
Now, my doctors, lawyers, clients and friends. I absolutely love.
bankers, accountants, dry cleaners, the relationships I have made here.
repairmen, clergy, and shop own- In a nutshell, I am truly blessed."


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Community Events


Family Caregiver
support groups
June topic is Social Security
Medication Program Information
and Answer Session. Come to a
free information sessions given by
a Social Security Administration
representative with real facts about
the upcoming Medicare prescrip-
tion drug program.
Wednesday, June 22at 4 p.m. at
the Clewiston Senior Center
(863) 983-7088 (Clewiston)
Wednesday, June 29 at 4 p.m. at
the Moore Haven Senior Center
(863) 946-1821 (Moore Haven)

Free Services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a


Street
Continued From Page 1
fourth year of Main Street, has
gone from 65 percent vacancy of
its downtown commercial busi-
ness buildings, to 100 percent
occupancy, with additional
upgraded, upscale services and
business establishments drawing
clientele from even larger areas as
word of the transformation and
new amenities was made known
in outlying areas," Ms. Storter
said.
"Arcadia is another example: A
small rural town, not unlike
Moore Haven, where rerouting of
highways left parts of downtown
seemingly abandoned. Yet the
Main Street program has turned
around its economic engine.
"Historical preservation is a
key element of Main Street. What
we may see as run-down typical
old-style houses, can be restored
to their pristine original charm
with the uniqueness that makes
them part of 'our' town. Moore
Haven could have its own 'Bur-
roughs Home' as Fort Myers does,
with a waiting list for wedding
receptions, parties, and other cel-
ebrations to be hosted there.
Moore Haven could be the draw-


Shooting
Continued From Page 1
known by the nickname "Fat-
man".
Glades County Sheriff's investi-
gators arrested Coppler at the
scene and charged him with
manslaughter. Coppler, 34, was
brandishing the weapon at the
victim's home at the time of the
shooting, and allegedly was
unaware the gun had been
loaded with live rounds when he
shot at Osceola.


Review

Continued From Page 1
"Ours is a hobby in which we
have an opportunity to give more
than we take. That is what this
book is chiefly about. I have
found that there is no better feel-
ing than knowing you did the
right thing."
This book is the priceless
result of Mark stumbling onto a
half-million-year-old river, bed
containing dozens of partial skele-
tons of lumbering mammoths


Award
Continued From Page 1
vast herds that made them a
wealthy tribe and the envy of
migrating white settlers. Small
raids by pioneering ranchers gave
way years later to even more egre-
gious acts of wholesale cattle
rustling by the white man's army.
Such acts were a constant threat
to the economic stability of the
Seminoles.
Their struggle to remain in
Florida after passage of the Indian


trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders)
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of charge
at Nobles Center and in Moore
Haven at Senior Connections
offices. (Must call 675-1446 to
make appointment).

Post-disaster help
for older adults
Disaster funds are still available
to help older adults living in Hendry
and Glades Counties who continue
to need assistance with such issues
as roof repair, debris removal,
insurance deductibles, appliance
repair or replacement, chore work,
etc. Elders in need of help due to
the hurricanes of last summer can
speak with a specially trained out-


ing card for Glades County cus-
tomers who now travel out-of-
county for services and shop-
ping," Ms. Storter said.
"Envision this for downtown
Moore Haven: Of the 7,500 plus
yachts that go through the Locks
every year, 2,500 of them.stop at a
newly renovated City Dock; the
five to six passengers will debark
on a walking tour around the
'square', finding beautifully
restored charming buildings
housing businesses such as a fine
restaurant, theater, (maybe a'din-
ner theater!), magazine/book
nook, antique shops, local-crafts
emporium, music store, snack
bars featuring local cuisine (many
folks have yet to taste and get
hooked on-our famous Okee-
chobee catfish, frog legs, or gator
tail) art exhibitions,, ice cream
parlors etc., and along side you
will also find professional offices
such as accountants, attorneys,
engineers and others."
Especially notable will be an
information booth to schedule
visitors for tour buses headirig to
Gatorama or Fisheating Creek or
tour of the scenic beauty of Lake-
port and Ortona, Muse; or per-
haps an agriculture tour so that
urban visitors can see exactly
where their sugar, beef, and
orange juice originates. Some


Coppler was a resident of
Clewiston, and was reportedly
employed at one time by the
South Shore Water Association.
Within the last several months,
Coppler had been between jobs
and was arrested in Palm Beach
County on a battery charge on
Feb. 10, according to Detective
Ray Van Houten of the Glades
County Sheriff's Office.
Also arrested after the'shoot-
ing was Billie Sue Hurst, also of
Clewiston, who .made the 911
emergency call after Osceola was
shot. Hurst, 43, was reportedly
formerly employed in Clewiston


and mastodons, llamas, deer, Old
World horses, capybara rodents,
bull-size ground sloths, pig-like
peccaries, jaguars, saber-toothed
cats, primitive wolves, snakes and
alligators.
.Nigh onto 800 field photos
offer readers a rare and extraordi-
nary glimpse into the final
moments in the lives of animals in
another time another place.
Dr. Richard B. Hulbert, Jr., Ver-
tebrate Paleontology Collections
Manager, the Florida Museum of
Natural History said, "All of the
dedication and hard work 'by
Mark Renz and his crew, so richly


Removal Act in 1830, and the 35
years of wars to defend their land,
not only decimated their herds
but the tribe as well. With the cap-
ture or death of nearly 5,000 Semi-
noles by 1858, approximately 200
Seminoles remained alive in Flori-
da when the United States gov-
ernment called an end to the
wars. Scattered Seminole bands
retreated into the tropical wilder-
ness.
New herds were unable to be
established until the late 1930s
after the Tribe was assigned offi-
cial reservations. The initial herd
of 400 cows was donated stock,


reach worker in Clewiston (863)
983-7088 Monday- Friday.

Exercise classes
Nobles Senior Center exercise
classes meet M-W-F at 9 a.m.
Come and join this lively group for
better health.

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

Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety by
providing services, referrals and
education relating to the affects of
domestic/sexual violence in our


may be interested in checking out
four-wheeling tracks or hiking
trails around the lake, or bird
watching tours, traveling to
Brighton to discover the unique
Seminole culture, or locating the
best fishing guides and boat
ramps. All -of these have potential
for drawing tourists back for
future trips to Glades County.
With just a few amenities to
start, Riverwalk Moore Haven will
be a star attraction in itself. New
residents brought to -our area
because of this attraction, will
bring economic viability and
increased tax base, Ms. Storter
said. "It's corny but you.gotta
have a dream."
United States Sugar Corpora-
tion Vice President for Public
Affairs Robert Coker pledged the
company's support of the
endeavor.
"The historic commercial dis-
trict in Moore Haven is indeed a
unique, historic area representa-
tive of the downtown Main Street
heritage.that has been lost in so
many larger towns across Ameri-
ca. It is truly deserving of the Main
Street designation, and the com-
munity will benefit greatly from
this action that will revitalize the
city's downtown,". Mr. Coker said.
"Our company and its employees,
many of whom live in Moore


by the city's Animal Control
Department, and had also been
with Osceola and Coppler at the
scene of the shooting.
After a search of the premises,
Glades County Sheriff's deputies
found cocaine and paraphernalia
on Hurst, who was then arrested
and charged with possession of
cocaine with intent to sell.
The presence of the drugs at
the scene prompted questions as
to the possibility that those
involved in the shooting had been
intoxicated and under the influ-
ence of cocaine. Sheriff's investi-
gators could not be reached for


displayed in these pages, has paid
off bountifully in fossils from an
interval of geologic time that was
previously poorly known in Flori-
da. Thanks to them, we: now
know much more than we did
before about the animals that
lived in Southwest Florida
approximately 500,000 years
ago."
Mark concludes his epic work
with: "I. have realized that we real-
ly do live in the best and worst of
times. I can't imagine worrying
about saber-toothed cats in my
backyard, or getting tramped by a
herd of mammoths, swallowed


drought stricken from the "dust
bowl" of New Mexico, but still
marketable. In 1957 tribal herds
were split among individual own-
ers and tribal ownership after the
Seminoles obtained federal
recognition asa tribe. By 1982 the
Seminole's cattle operations
exceeded 15,000 head on 30,000
acres.
In the 1990s, under the leader-
ship of Don Robertson, the Tribe
decided to replace their Hereford
stock with Brangus stock, a breed
of higher quality meat. In 1995,
.the Tribe optimized the selling of
their cattle by using video auction.


community. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in
the council or for information
about meeting dates and times,
please call Abuse Council and
Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Extension
(REACT): (863) 674-1811 8:30
a.m.-5 p.m. to speak with an advo-
cate.

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


Haven and Glades County, will
fully support the activities associ-
ated with Moore -Haven's Main
Street initiative. Part of our philos-
ophy of giving back to the com-
munities in which we have a pres-
ence includes encouraging our
employees to donate of their time
and talent in their communities."
Former Glades County Com-
missioner Tom Johnson said he
has been interested in revitalizing
Moore Haven's historic commer-
cial district since serving on the
board of county commissioners.
"I have since 1991 tried to
arouse interest in the renovation
of the 'Old Downtown' of Moore
Haven. I have talked to many peo-
ple about the merits of a really
nice restaurant or unique gift
shops. Also, the "capitalization of
one of our best resources, the
river and its traffic," Mr. Johnson
said. "I believe in the project now
as strongly as I did in 1991. Now,.
there is a difference rather than an
indifference. People seem to be
interested and we need to seize
the opportunity."
For more information on the
Main Street initiative and other
projects the Glades County Eco-
nomic Development Council is
involved in, contact Executive
Director Tracy Whirls at (863)
946.0300.


comment regarding the toxicolo-
gy reports.
The victim in the shooting had
served in the past as a fire marshal
in Glades County, according to
Glades County officials. Osceola
was the son of Sandy Osceola,
who until last year had served on
the Glades County Board of Com-
missioners.
The Glades County Sheriff's
Office was unable to release any
new information concerning the
detainees, although it was report-
ed that Hurst had been released.
No additional information-was
released concerning Coppler.


by an alligator caught unprepared
in a hurricane, or dying of some-
thing as basic as a toothache or a
disease we have conquered
today. At the same time, none of
these animals ever had to worry
about extremists from every
nation, including our own, who
are capable (and willing) to blow
us all into another solar system."
For detailed information about
"Giants In The Storm", a 264-page
Florida treasure, telephone, write,
fax or e-mail Barbara Oehlbeck,
25075 Grassy Run, Muse, LaBelle,
Fl, 863-675-2771 (fax/phone
same), e-mail: doco@strato.net:


In 2004, Robertson was asked by
the USDA with the cooperation of
the state of Florida to develop and
test mechanisms of cattle identifi-
cation programs and evaluate the
viability of systems on a national
scale. The Seminole Tribe of Flori-
da's Board of Directors gave
Robertson the approval he need-
ed for the program and the Tribe
completed the EID program by
March 2005.

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GAINESVILLE African hon-
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bees have entered Florida,
and a University of Florida
researcher says. the aggressive
insects may eventually spread
throughout the state and move
into other areas of the southeast-
ern United States.
The bees, which tend to sting
in large numbers, have been
found and stopped at various
Florida ports over the past
decade, but now it looks like
they're here to stay, said Glenn
Hall, an associate professor of
entomology at UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
He said Florida's warm cli-
mate is ideal for the bees, which
could be bad news for the state's
$16 million honeybee industry.
"If African honeybees
become established in large
numbers over the next few
years, they will affect the bee-
keeping industry and the polli-
nation of many crops," Hall said.
"Public safety, recreation and
tourism may also be affected,
leading to liability problems."
Hall, a bee geneticist who
developed DNA markers to iden-
tify African.honeybees, said that
- to the untrained eye they
look the same as resident Euro-
pean honeybees.
African bees more aggres-
sively defend their nests than
European bees. African bees
may swarm as many as 16 times
a year while European bees
swarm about three times a year,
he said.
The African bees invaded five
southwestern states in the 1990s
and have periodically turned up
at Florida's deep-sea ports since
1987, Hall said. Until recently,
swarms entering through ports
such as Jacksonville, Miami and
Tampa have been successfully
captured in bait hives main-
tained by the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services.
"However, new finds in the
Tampa area suggest that African
bees are spreading and becom-
ing established in the state, and
they-.are being found farther
inland from the ports," Hall said.
"We did not believe that enough
bees could arrive on ships to
form an established population,
but they did so in Puerto Rico,
and now appear to be doing the
same in Florida."
He said the infestation
around Tampa is still small, and
the bees are not unusually
aggressive. As isolated swarms
enter one by one through the
ports, daughter African, queens
from the swarms have no choice
but to mate with the resident
European male drones. Fortu-
nately, the hybrid offspring are
not as aggressive as their African
parents.
"Once the combination of
hybrids and new introductions
reaches a critical mass, bees of
African descent will likely start to
mate with each other, resulting
in offspring with more African-
like characteristics," Hall said.
He said that the arrival of
African bees is not unexpected
and should not be viewed with
undue alarm at this time.
"Concerns about the bees
have been exaggerated, with
some media and motion pic-
tures portraying swarms of
deadly, stinging insects invading
cities," Hall said. "Nevertheless,
it's important to be aware.
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There have been 14 fatalities
in the United States, and hun-
dreds of nonfatal stinging inci-
dents have been reported.
Neither the European nor
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In the 1950s, Brazilian scien-
tists thought that the bees from
tropical regions in Africa might
thrive in South America's tropi-
cal environment better than the
previously imported European
honeybees.
"They were right," Hall said.
"Once the African honeybees
were released in Brazil, they
quickly spread throughout
South and Central America,
advancing up to 300 kilometers
a year through the tropics into
Mexico. It was only a matter of
time until the African honeybee
population reached the United
States."
Movements of African honey-
bees have been tracked more
closely, than any, other invasive
insect. First detected in the
southernmost counties of Texas
in 1990, they quickly spread to
New Mexico, Arizona and Cali-
fornia by 1993. Since then, they
have moved into southern Neva-
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Many of the wild (feral)
colonies of honeybees in these
states are of African descent,
making it difficult for beekeep-
ers to manage European honey-
bees and keep out African hon-
eybee genes. In areas colonized
by African bees, regular bee-
keeping operations with Euro-
pean honeybees are disrupted,
and costs of management are
increased.
Because of urbanization in
Florida and public fears over
African bees, coupled with
increasing liability, apiary sites
could be more difficult to obtain
in the future, Hall said. These
concerns along with the mar-
ginal income from beekeeping
- could discourage beekeepers
in the future. That would
decrease the availability of bees
and increase the price of renting
bee colonies that are essential
for the pollination of crops.
"Large populations of Euro-
pean honeybees managed by
beekeepers are probably our
best defense against African
bees," Hall said. "The European'
honeybees compete with
African bees for food sources.
When they interbreed with the
African bees, defensive stinging
behavior in their offspring is
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Courtesy photo/Anna Jane Evans O'Steen
Mama and Daddy (Lucile Burns Evans and RR Evans) courted at
the telephone company before they were married Jan. 3, 1926.


courtesy pnooi/Anna Jane evans uObteen
A family gathering in 1945 or '46: (Left to right) Anna Jane
Evans, P.P. Evans, T.A. Sizemore, Lucile Evans, (front)
Cousin Miriam Cowart and Paul Evans.


East Okeechobee was a little towit of its own


By Anna Jane Evans O'Steen
As told to MaryAnn Morris
I grew up in East Okeechobee
right on Hancock Street (now SW
10th Street) where I was born. Bil-
lie (Doc) Andersori'sf Auit Edie'
lived there on Hancock Street,
too.
My great-uncle, T.A. Sizemore
put in the first telephones here in
Okeechobee. The telephone
office was on Parrott Avenue, up
near Park Street. His wife, Byrd
was the first telephone operator,
my mama, Lucile Burns Evans,
was the second. When my daddy,
P.P. Evans came to work for Uncle
Sizemore in the 1920s, that's
when he met my mama, there at
the telephone company.
Mama couldn't leave the
switchboard, so at dinner time
(you'd call it lunch now) she
would open the window and they
would share out the window. So
they courted there at the tele-
phone company. She, sitting at
the switchboard and he, standing
outside the window. Theirs was
the first wedding at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church in Okee-
chobee on Jan.3, 1926.
When I was 11 years old,
Mama had given birth to my
youngest brother, Paul. One time I
was "rocking" him to sleep and
singing very loud. So loud, that
someone came knocking on the
door. I'll never forget! It was
Judge Hancock from down the
street coming to ask Mama if
everything was all right. Even so,
they let me sing in the church
choir later on when I was older.
Granny Ezell had a little store
on Hancock Street where you
could buy bread and milk and
that sort of thing. She had two
sons, Albert and Ulmer. Albert
had one son, Duane, and Ulmer
had five children: Jack, Myrtle,
Lemoyne, Yvonne and Norman
Ray. We called Jack "Snake"
because he would always catch
snakes for pets and carry them
around with him. ,
We used to climb the pine
trees, all the way to the top where
they would start to sway. We
could take five Coca-Cola bottles
to the ticket booth at the Gilbert
Theater to make up the 10 cents


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Since we lived inside the city
limits, we couldn't ride the bus to
school. We walked, but what
Mama never knew, was that
going to school, we'd walk across
the railroad trestle that crossed
Taylor Creek, balancing on the
rails. Sometimes when we were
walking across the trestle, we'd
hear the train coming in from
,Sherman where the sawmill was!
The tracks went on into town past.
the school, and 1 remember star-
ing out the school windows,
counting the cars as the train
rolled by.
Another thing we kids would
do for fun, and I don't remember
who all built it, is build what was
called a "kid-killer".
Pieces of wood were nailed up
a very tall tree to make a ladder
way up high. Then a heavy wire
. was secured real high above the
top of the ladder on the tree. A
piece of pipe was strung on the
wire the other end of the wire
was attached low to another tree,
maybe 30-feet away. This end of
the wire was attached low
enough so that the jumper, sliding
down the wire holding onto the
pipe, would hit the ground before
he hit the tree. A person would be
on the ground to throw the pipe
up to the jumper who was up in
the taller tree. The jumper would
swing out of the tree and down
the wire, hopefully hitting the
ground before hitting the other
tree! Thus the name, "Kid Killer"!
I remember being about 12
years old, climbing up the ladder.
When they threw me the pipe to
jump and swing down, I would
be so scared I couldn't jump and I
would climb down the ladder and
cry because I didn't have the
courage to jump.


Courtesy Photo/Anna Jane Evans O'Steen
Granny Lula Ezell's house in East Okeechobee today.
Granny Ezell had a little store on Hancock Street where you
could buy bread and milk.


But one day, I got up enough
courage and jumped out of that
tree. I knew then that I could whip
the world! It only takes faith in
yourself to accomplish much.
:. Sometimes Mama would send
me to the ice plant on Taylor
Creek to buy a 12- and a- half-
pound block of ice for 10 cents.
I'd ride my bike over and one of
the men would put tll i,.I- ii the
basket of my bik.- ;' I.', ,uid Mi.ke it
home to Hancock Street. I
remember that ice-cold water
from the melting ice dripping on
my feet all the way back home.
I remember a peddler named
Mr. Addison coming by our house
in an old truck selling fruit and-
vegetables. Mama would buy a
hamper full of those zuingy tur-
pentine mangoes for us. We'd sit
on the back porch and eat our fill
of them right there, because it
would take 15 minutes to clean
the strings out of your teeth after-
wards. But oh, they were good!
Another big part of East Okee-
chobee was our playground. Mr.
Victor Domer, who was Russell
and Ester and Carol's daddy and
Ray's granddaddy, had the
machine shop that's still there on
Hancock Street. He built a play-
ground for all us kids across from
his machine shop in the vacant lot
next to our house. He built a
merry-go-round, swings and a
seesaw. All us East Okeechobee
kids my brothers Tommy and


Paul, Eugene, Vernon, Mary Ellen-..my head.


Wright, Billy Anderson and the
Ezells, played there and ,we
claimed it as our own. Mr. Domer
was really a very talented with
anything metal and later designed
his own lawn mowers and sold
them there at the shop.
Domer's house was right there
behind the machine shop and
"they had the first telephone in the
neighborhood. Domer's would
let us use it. I remember Mama
would tell me exactly what to do
to call. "When the operator
comes on and says 'Number,
please', tell her the number you
want to call." Somehow the calls
were always to Mrs. McNeill.
Now Mr. Mc Neill, at that time,
was president of the Bank of
Okeechobee, arid he used to ask
my daddy to. cut his hair. I can
remember my daddy cutting Mr.
McNeill's hair right there in our
front yard. I think he gave my
daddy 25 cents to do it.
I thought of Brother Dunklin as
the minister who always walked. I
never knew him to own a car -
he walked everywhere. He ate at
our house many times. When he
left, he'd always take a piece of
Mama's cornbread or a biscuit
and wrap it in his handkerchief
then put it in his coat pocket to
take with him. He never left us
without a prayer. Many times he
put his hand on my head when he
prayed. Even now, when I stop
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High water is said to be bad for Lake Okeechobee, says SWFMD


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The County Coalition for
Responsible Management of
Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and
Caloosahatchee Estuaries and
Lake Worth Lagoon met at the
Okeechobee Courthouse Thurs-
day morning and heard several
presentations on the state of
Lake Okeechobee. However,
they could not conduct any busi-
ness for lack of a quorum since
only four of the nine members
were present. Membership is
made up one commissioner
from each of the counties in the
coalition Okeechobee, St.
Lucie, Martin, Lee, Palm Beach,
Hendry, Glades, Highlands, and
Osceola.
In attendance were Okee-
chobee County Commissioner
Clif Betts, Martin County Com-
missioner Sarah Heard, Lee
County Commissioner Ray
Judah, the chairman and Osceo-
la County Commissioner Ken
Smith.
Commissioner Betts
informed the other. coalition
members that one of the con'-
cerns of Okeechobee County is
that the lake level is over 15 feet.
He said there were also con-
cerns about turbidity and how it
affects the quality of the water
and sport fishing. He noted that
we are entering the hurricane
season and a high lake level
could mean trouble for both
coasts.
Commissioner Heard
expressed concern about the
detrimental effects to the St.
Lucie Canal of pulse releases
from Lake Okeechobee. She
voiced concern that the situation
would get worse. The commis-
sioner stated that her support of
stormwater treatment areas and
other 'options that would
decrease the need for pulse
releases.
Commissioner Smith proudly
announced that Osceola County
had recently passed a one-half
mill ad valorem tax to pay for
lands for environmental purpos-
es, such as storing water. He said
the program would start next
year using bond money. A com-
mittee would make recommen-
dations to the commissioners as
to what property to buy.
Commissioner Judah
expressed his concern over the
" condition of the Caloosahatchee
River caused by pulse releases.
He was in favor of other options
to lower the. water level in the


lake such as the use of forward
pumps.
Noting Commissioner Betts
concern, Dr. Susan Gray of South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) noted there was a
recent improvement in water
quality, although she said total
phosphorous concentrations are
still double what they were
before the hurricanes.
Dr. Gray expressed concern
that the lake had risen one and
one half foot in the last couple of
weeks and said that the mode of
SFWMD at this time is flood
management. The rapid rise of
the lake is one of the major prob-
lems in management the lake,
she added.
She said that prior to the hur-
ricanes there was a large
amount of submerged vegeta-
tion in the lake. Since then, at the
spots they have checked, there is
almost no submerged vegeta-
tion, a fact that causes "great
concern" to the district. She
mentioned the need for treat-
ment and storage areas north of
the lake. She also mentioned
permanent forward pumps to
help regulate the lake.
"No tool is being taken off the
list."
She said that the district
needs to look at every water con-
trol tool and evaluate the pros
and cons and the costs involved.
"Everything is up for consid-
eration," she added.
Dr. Gray also mentioned the
importance of communication
and told the commissioners, "If
you need us we will be there."
She pledged to send district rep-
resentatives to commissioners
meetings if necessary.
Commissioner Smith asked
about hydrilla control.
Bob Howard, director of
operations for SFWMD, replied
that hydrilla develops resistance
quicker" than we can develop
chemicals. He said it takes con-
stant research and development
to stay ahead of the plant.
"Right now the said the situa-
tion was not very optimistic."
There was also a discussion
of using grass carp to control

hydrilla.
Benita Whalen, director of
SFWMD's Okeechobee office,
discussed storage of water on
public, private and tribal lands
on the north end of the lake. The
private and tribal lands are pri-
marily agricultural and would be
used to store water before it
reaches the lake to lessen the
need for pulse releases.


Senior happenings


Faith in Action new volunteer
orientation will be held in LaBelle
June 28 at 2 p.m., and in Clewiston
at the Clewiston Senior Center,
1200 W.C.Owen Ave., next to John
Boy Auditorium, June 30 at 2 p.m.
Bring a friend. Call Liz at (863) 983-
7088 for more information.

Save the date
Our second annual FAITH IN
ACTION in LaBelle community
concert will take place Sunday, July
24 starting at 2 p.m. at the LaBelle
High School Auditorium. Join us
for an uplifting musical program
brought to us by the many faith-
based groups in and out of our
area, and support our FAITH IN
ACTION volunteer caregivers who
are helping your family, friends and
neighbors.

Flea Market
The next Trash & Treasures Flea
Market will be held June 24 from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the L.J. Nobles
Senior Center in Labelle. For more
information or to make a donation,
call (863) 675-1446. Merchandise
changes every month, and special


thanks to all who made donations
of items for this month's Trash &
Treasures! All proceeds to benefit
the FAITH IN ACTION in Labelle
program.
Upcoming meetings
and event
I FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT
GROUPS in June will feature the
NEW Social Security Medication
Program information. Join us to
learn about the new medication
program and get assistance filling
out the paperwork properly. The
next meeting will take place in
Clewiston June 22 at 4 p.m. at the
Clewiston Senior Center (863) 983-
7088; in Moore Haven June 29 at 4
p.m. at the Moore Haven Senior
Center (863) 946-1821.
Exercise classes
Exercise classes every M-W-F at
LJ Nobles Senior Center from 9-10
am. All are welcome.
Free services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a


trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders),
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of charge
at Nobles Center and in Moore
Haven at Senior Connections
offices.

Legal help
Legal help from Florida Rural
Legal Services is available at the
Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle on
the second Wednesday of each
month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Must
call 675-1446 to make appoint-
ment)

Post disaster help
for older adults
Disaster funds are still available
to help older adults living in Hendry
and Glades Counties who continue
to need assistance with such issues
as roof repair, debris removal,
insurance deductibles, appliance
repair or replacement, chore work,
etc. Elders in need of help due to
the hurricanes of last summer can
speak with a specially trained out-
reach worker in Clewiston on Mon-


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being the peak month He said Susan Sylvester of the U. S.
that the problem with Caloosa- Army Corps of Engineers attrib-
hatchee is that some l


is too. much fresh water and
sometimes not enough freshwa-
ter.
Mark Perry of Florida Oceano-
graphic advocated managing the
lake at a lower level. In addition,
he suggested looking at forward
pumps He said lake manage-
ment was not only an environ-
mental -problem, but also an
economic problem affecting
property values.
"We need to get the dis-
charges stopped," he asserted.


to rainfall and inflow from
Fisheating Creek. She said the
Kissimmee chain of lakes were
low before the recent rainy spell
so they did not contribute to the
rise in the lake level. Ms.
Sylvester said that this is a chal-
lenging-wet season and that
releases will have to be made.
After the meeting, coalition
members and members of the
audience were given a tour of
the new courthouse by County
employee Donnie Qden.


She noted that the experi-
ences of the recent draw-down
of Lake Tohopelaliga support the
concept of water storage. She
said SFWMD tries to identify
public lands first. Then private
lands used previously would be
considered and potential storage
sites ranked. However, she
noted that in wet times, like the
present, landowners cannot take
on any more water.
She said that completed sur-
face water treatment projects
(STAs) total 79,326-acre feet
with additional 92,000-acre feet
to be constructed.
Turning to another storage
strategy, Ms. Whalen said the
World Wildlife Fund has been
working with landowners to
locate storage areas. Some of the
programs the federation is using
include wetland hydration, wet-
land creation and reservoirs. She
noted that the federation has
started six pilot projects in the
Okeechobee watershed.
Commissioner Heard advo-
cated storing water now to keep
from having to discharge water
through the estuaries. She asked
what is being done right now.
Ms. Whalen pledged that the
district would do what it could in
the short term.
"We will be looking at any
site now," she said.
Ms. Whalen noted that STAs
are really designed for -flow-
through water treatment.
Although there is some storage,
she said they are more for water
quality than storage. However,
she said SFWMD would try to
keep the optimum depth in the
STAs.
Chip Merrian, deputy execu-
tive director of SFWMD, dis-
cussed forward pumps. He said
their use would be beneficial to
the health of lake and there is no
downside to their u se. In the
short term, temporary pumps
would be used, but he said the
district is seeking additional dol-
lars for permanent forward
pumps. I
Mr. Merrian also echoed Ms.
Whalen's statements that noted
that there is no storage today
because private landowners are
already waterlogged from recent
rains. He said that Lykes Broth-
ers, an organization that took a
lot the water last year, is tired of
receiving constant telephone
calls from them.
Ginger Baldwin' of Senator
Pruitt's office stated that the sen-
ator has sponsored funding for
lake restoration projects. She


urged that the assembled com-
missioners talk to their legisla-
tive delegations as to the impor-
tance of forward pumping for
environmental concerns.
Paul Gray of the Audubon
Society said that the use forward
pumps might be good. He added
that a chronically low lake and
as well as a chronically high lake
both cause concern. Mr. Gray
said his dream was that water
managers would be able to keep
the lake at 15 feet or lower. He
said this would eliminate the
need for large pulse releases.
Peter Kwiatkowski, project
engineer for the district, dis-
cussed supply side management
or policies to put in place when
.the water drops below a certain
level. He said technical analysis
and public input is needed to for-
mulate a policy on supply side
management.
He added that seed money
was needed to initiate contracts
until the next fiscal year's budget
kicks in.
Wayne Daltry of Lee County
said that 80 percent of the water
in the western basin does not
come from Lake Okeechobee
but from Lee County's storm-
water system.
"We need a coherent man-
agement program," he asserted.
He called for a coherent man-
agement plan in cooperation
with Glades, Hendry and Lee
Counties that would bring all
viewpoints together. Currently,
he said there is no coherent
plan.
Part to the problem, accord-
ing to Mr. Daltry, is that Lee
County tax dollars form the bulk
of the basin water management
program because Glades and
Hendry Counties do not have the
tax base that Lee does. He advo-
cated re-looking at management
paradigms.
Mr. Daltry called for more
water storage rather than using
what he called a "fire hose"
approach to funnel excess lake
water through the estuaries.
Mr. Daltry also mentioned the
pesticide problem that comes
from the Caloosahatchee Basin
and not from Lake Okeechobee
or the Kissimmee River.
Don Fox of the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission gave an overview of the
process of regulating lake levels.
He recommended that the water
level fluctuate 12 to 15 feet over a
36-month period, with the water
receding November through
June, water levels stable June
through August and October


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CFO Gallagher releases annual top 10 fraud list


TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher has released the Depart-
ment of Financial Services'
annual Top 10 Fraud List, which
summarizes 10 of the costliest or
boldest securities, financial and
insurance fraud scams that
resulted in arrests or convictions
by the Division of Insurance
Fraud during the fiscal year that
began July 1, 2004, and ends
June 30, 2005.
"Fraud schemes are becom-
ing more complex and more
costly, and the cost is passed on
to every consumer in higher
insurance premiums and higher
costs for goods and services,"
said Gallagher, who oversees the
department. "But working
together, we can fight back
against these criminals and hit
back hard. The most important
thing consumers can do is verify
before they buy."
This year's Top 10 fraud
schemes ranged from title insur-
ance trickery to the perennial list
maker, Personal Injury Protec-
tion auto insurance fraud, or PIP
fraud. On the list is one PIP
fraud case in which eight indi-
viduals posed as journalists to
gain access to police accident
reports in order to solicit crash
victims to go to unscrupulous
medical clinics. In another, more
than two dozen individuals were
arrested in a complex scheme
that involved staging crashes in
order to create "patients" for
fraudulent medical clinics. The
ringleader is suspected of stag-
ing more than 90 auto crashes.
The 10 cases, listed in no partic-
ular'order, add up to more than
$2.7 million in -financial losses.
Additional potential losses in
these 10 cases losses that
may have occurred if an arrest
had not been made when it was
- add up to more than $1 mil-
lion.
The department has a num-
ber of online resources, includ-
ing a Verify Before You Buy page
that includes links that allow
consumers to check the licen-
sure status of an insurance or
financial services company, bro-
ker or agent; a Senior Resource
Center that specifically address-


es concerns and needs of Flori-
da's senior citizens facing
important financial decisions;
and a Service Pbint link where
consumers can ask a question or
file a complaint and track the
status of their request. These
resources and more can be
found at www.fldfs.com or by
calling (800) 342-2762.
Gallagher also said that the
department is willing to pay up
to $25,000 for information that
directly leads to an arrest or con-
viction in a fraud scheme.
"That's very likely a whole lot
more than one might make par-
ticipating in one of these
schemes, and we want to award
law-abiding citizens who get
involved and help make a differ-
ence," he said.
So far this fiscal year, the
department's Division of Insur-
ance Fraud has made more than
700 arrests.
The release of the annual Top
10 Fraud List coincides with the
14th annual Florida Insurance
Fraud Education Council Confer-
ence, which continues through
tomorrow in Orlando. Hundreds
of insurance fraud investigators
and prosecutors are expected to
attend the three-day conference
to learn about the latest insur-
ance .fraud schemes and inves-
tigative techniques.
On Thursday in Ft. Myers,
Gallagher will ask Gov. Jeb Bush
and other Cabinet members to
sign a resolution declaring June
as Fraud Awareness Month. The
signing will take place during the
Cabinet meeting at "Capital for a
Day."
The department's 2004-2005
Top.10 Fraud List is below.
Please note: $2.7 million is
the estimated amount of losses
in these 10 cases only.

Not flying straight
SARASOTA An attorney
who' continued to work while
collecting more than $130,000 in
disability benefits likely won't
get a chance to cash in his fre-
quent flyer miles anytime soon.
Peter W. Martin, 58, faces up to
15 years in prison after insur-
ance fraud detectives uncovered


that he submitted false informa-
tion on a disability claim. Martin
reported that, following a motor
vehicle accident, he became
partially disabled and that his
condition deteriorated making
him" totally disabled in Septem-
ber 2003. Detectives, however,
found that Martin had continued
to practice law in Florida as well
as in New York while he collect-
ed disability benefits.

This is not Monopoly
CLERMONTA Title agent
accused of stealing more than
$1.1 million in customer escrow
funds took the money along
with her boyfriend and cowork-
ers on a Las Vegas junket, but
didn't bet on getting caught.
Kathryn Knight, 37, also known
as Kathryn Weed, was operating
Weed & Associates Title Services
when American Pioneer Title
Insurance Company conducted
an .audit and discovered discrep-
ancies in Weed & Associates'
escrow account. Fraud detec-
tives determined that Knight
misappropriated in excess of
$1.1 million from the escrow
account and used these funds to
buy vehicles, the Las Vegas get-
away and make a down pay-
ment on a $9 million Lake Coun-
ty land purchase. Her title agent
-license was immediately
revoked and she faces up to 60
years in prison if convicted on
the charges.

'The reporter's
instinct.
PLANTATION Eight indi-
viduals who illegally obtained
traffic accident reports from
police departments throughout
Palm Beach, Broward and Dade
counties posed as reporters to
gain access to the reports. They
used the information in the
reports to solicit accident victims
to go to medical clinics and auto
body shops for the purpose of
collecting money on fraudulent
auto insurance claims. They pre-
tended to work for media publi-
cations such as Impact News
Weekly, South Florida Journal
and Greek American Herald.


Home repairs the
cheating way (or Huff
COCOA BEACH A Brevard
County homeowner claimed
that renovation work to his
home was the result of hurri-
cane damage, but the work had
begun almost a month before
the hurricane hit. Robert Mil-
liken, 60, filed the fraudulent
claim last September with Citi-
zens Property Insurance Corpo-
ration for his home at 423 S.
Atlantic Ave., claiming that Hur-
ricane Frances caused nearly
$60,000 in personal property
damage. Detectives, however,
determined that Milliken con-
tracted with Mack Mosier of
Trade Wind Builders to remodel
his residence, and the work,
which involved the removal of
all of Milliken's furniture as well
as the roof and windows, began
on Aug. 10, 2004. Hurricane
Frances struck the Treasure
Coast on Sept. 5, 2004. -

Fake cards,
real money
RIVIERA BEACH A man
who sold fake motor vehicle
insurance cards to nearly 200
South Florida drivers was sen-
tenced to three years in prison.
Howard M. McKinon, 58, of'481
W, 30th St., pleaded guilty to
nine counts of marketing a false
or fraudulent motor vehicle
insurance card and one count of
organized scheme to defraud.
State fraud investigators deter-
mined that McKinon issued at
least 196 cards, most of them to
drivers in-West Palm Beach and
Riviera Beach. The cards
appeared to be issued by Pro-
gressive Insurance Company
and purported to carry the mini-
mum statutory levels of Personal
Injury Protection and Property
Damage coverage. The cards
had the same policy number,
with different personal and vehi-
cle information typed on them.

The world
is your stage
MIAMI Fraud detectives in
February arrested 25 individuals
believed to have been involved


in a ring that staged at least a
dozen auto crashes and fraudu-
lently billed insurance compa-
nies for $1 million. If convicted,
they will face a minimum
mandatory sentence of two
years in prison for organizing the
staged crashes, and up to 15
years in prison on all charges.
The 53-year-old suspected ring-
leader Wilfred Cyriaque, also
known as "Lopez" or "Blanc," is
charged with 51 counts each of
insurance fraud and grand theft,
four counts of staging an acci-
dent, and organized scheme to
defraud. Investigators believe
Cyriaque may have staged as
many as 90 crashes during the
last several years.

.Now you can panic
POMPANO BEACH -- A man
who allegedly lied on his appli-
cation for disability income
insurance and then filed a claim
one week after getting the policy
is facing felony charges that
could land him up to 65 years in
prison. Bruce Sutherland, 43,
had a real estate license but
claimed he was unable'to work
due to panic attacks. Depart-
ment detectives said medical
and hospital records confirmed
that Sutherland provided false
information regarding his med-
ical history, and documents
from the Social Security Admin-
istration indicated he provided
false salary information as well.
Based on his application, Suther-
land was issued a Disability
Income policy that provided a
monthly disability benefit of
$3,000 until he -turned 65.
Sutherland's maximum benefit
for disability would have been
approximately $828,000. The
claim was denied.

Who are you?
ST. PETERSBURG A cou-
ple and a relative are facing
felony insurance fraud charges
after state fraud detectives deter-
mined they fraudulently collect-
ed $39,000 from their insurance
coverage stemming from a
staged automobile accident.
Detectives determined that
Azem Jakupaj, 41, his wife,
Fikreta, 36, and Edin Muratovic,
26, gave false information to


their insurance company follow-.
ing a January 2004 staged crash
at 8th Street and 94th Avenue
North. The Jakupajes said they
did not know Muratovic, who
was in the other car, but a wit-
ness said they were seen talking
prior to the accident, and the
investigation revealed that they
are related. The Jakupajes' two
young daughters were in the car
at the time of the staged acci-
dent.

Angling for annuities
JACKSONVILLE An insur:
ance agent who stole $366,000
by convincing at least six elderly
clients to cash in their annuities
and reinvest in other insurance
products was sentenced to three
years in prison and ordered to pay
restitution. Thomas Larry Grig-
gs, 48, operated Griggs Financial
Services in Jacksonville and was
a licensed insurance agent. He
persuaded several elderly vic-
tims to surrender their annuities
and reinvest into other insur-
ance products sold. by Griggs,
but insurance fraud detectives
determined that once Griggs
received the surrender proceeds
from the annuities, he converted
the monies to his own personal
use. Two of the victims, who
ranged in age from 68 to 79,
have since died.

Land ho
PLANTATION Three South
Floridians bamboozled a title
insurance company.out of $1.2
million by playing with the
paperwork. Anthony rhiiilip-,
Suzarine Destefano and Chena
Henry are accused of conspiring
to steal $1.2 million from Attor-
ney's Title Insurance Fund
through a fictitious purchase oft
property. The lending agent was
advised to wire the money to an
unlicensed broker (Chena
Henry) for the property. Henry
then followed the instructions of
Anthony Phillips and wired the
money to Phillips and Suzanne
Destefano in prescribed
amounts. Phillips used the
stolen money to purchase prop-
erty in which he had an interest
in Miami-Dade County.


Attorney General releases report


on gasoline industry p
TALLAHASSEE Attorney try has developed an economic
,General Charlie Crist released climate in which there are too
the results of a study of gaso- few sellers, the marketplace is
line pricing in Florida, conclud- interdependent and actions
ing that two factors besides taken by one firm affect all oth-
high crude oil prices pur- ers. Consequently, if one firm
posely low inventory and a raised prices, others were like-'
shrinking number of suppliers 'ly.to follow.
in the industry were the pri- "Clearly the petroleum
mary contributors to statewide companies have been main-
gasoline price spikes experi- training low inventories in order
enced by Florida consumers in to maximize profits," said Crist.
2004. "Inadequate inventory com-
The report follows an bined with a limited number of
antitrust investigation suppliers adds up to high
launched by the attorney gen- prices at the pump. We urge
eral in May 2004. While the the oil companies to consider
examination found that there the effects that the lack of suffi-
was no clear evidence of state cient inventory is having on
or federal antitrust violations, it everyday consumers and on
concluded that the following the economy. We hope they
factors contributed to the high will look to other ways to find a
.prices: better balance between their
Major.oil refiners intention- corporate goals and the gener-
ally maintained low inventory al welfare of our citizens."
levels in order to maximize Simultaneous to the release
profits. With no cushion in of this report, the attorney gen-
inventory levels, whenever eral sent a letter to Federal
demand increased beyond Trade Commission Chairman
expectations, supplies became Deborah Platt Majoras voicing
unusually tight. Unexpected concerns about a proposed
disruptions such as refinery merger in the industry. In April,
fires, pipeline breaks and barge Valero Energy Corporation
accidents, in the absence of announced its agreement to
sufficient inventory, added fur- acquire Premcor Incorporated.
other pressure to push prices Further consolidation in the
higher. oil-refining segment of the
With the expansion of industry will only lessen the
mergers by companies, espe- competitive forces that ulti-
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ricing
through lower prices, Crist said
in his letter.
In its investigation over the
past year, the attorney gener-
al's Antitrust Division issued
dozens of subpoenas,
reviewed nearly 240,000 pages
of documents and reviewed
computer disks containing
nearly 60,000 files in order to
examine the gas price increas-
es of the past year and deter-
mine their likely causes. To
assist in this endeavor, the
attorney general retained two
well-known experts with sub-
stantial expertise in the study
of the petroleum industry, Dr.
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ton.
Dr. Leffler is an economist
with the Department of Eco-
nomics at the University- of
Washington, while Ashton is a
financial consultant specializ-
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petroleum industry.
"Gas prices have risen
sharply' over the last year and
the Attorney General's Office
conducted this study to ensure
that our state's visitors and citi-
zens were not unfairly taken
advantage of," said Crist. "This
study provides greater insight
into the complex petroleum
industry and highlights factors
that contributed to the gas
price spikes of 2004."


What every investor needs to know


SARASOTA Representative
Katherine Harris will host a free
forum with the NASD-the lead-
ing private-sector regulator of
the U.S. securities industry on
Monday, June 20 at the Ritz Carl-
ton Sarasota.
This free forum will be pre-
sented by NASD to help interest-
ed Floridians understand how to
invest in securities and to discuss
recent regulatory developments
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Watch doodlebugs for summer fun


One of the lesser-known
creatures found ill Florida Yards
are ant lions, the larva of a drag-
,. mi., relative. They dig cone
shaped pits in sandy soil and
trap ants as food. Here in the
South, the critters are known as
do(lodlebugs. They are beneficial
insects that should be left alone
because they are a "tree land-
scape pesticide" they eat
many insect pests.
One Florida entomologist
claims that a normal. ;,.,.ii.
childhood in Florida requires
knowledge and experiences
with the doodlebug. Parents
looking for summer fun alterna-
tives to television and video
games might find that looking
for and playing with these
Munsual Florida Yard inhabitants
might occupy a child's attention
for some time. Who knows --
they may spark an interest in the
natural world. Information for
today's column comes from
University of Florida's Extension
Entomologists and a Web site
titled "The Ant lion Pit."
The adult ant lion looks
much like ao ( 1i ..,-1 '. a dragon-
i h i ... insect. A big difference is
that their antennae'are shorter
and are bent or clubbed. Adult
insects measure one to two
inches long and their body is
colored brown to gray. They
have four equal-sized wings,
two to three inches long, that
may be either transparent or
irregularly spotted.
Adult doodlebugs rest in hid-
den places -and are hard to
notice. At night, they become
active, searching for a mate and
are attracted to lights. Females
lay eggs in warm, dry sandy
sites. When a female finds the
right spot, she taps her
abdomen and then inserts a sin-
gle egg below ground. Several


eggs may be laid in the same
area up to 20 eggs per site.
Eggs hatch into hungry ant
lions. They dig a shallow upside-
down cone-shaped pit up to an
inch deep. As they move across
the sand, they leave spiral-
shaped trails. This curious
motion gives these critters the
nickname "doodlebugs".
As the circle grows ever
wider and deeper, the doodle-
bug throws out the soil with its
head. A pit can be built in 15
minutes. Finally it buries itself so
that only the head, with large
menacing-looking mandibles is
above ground at the bottom of
the pit.
They wait for an ant or other
insect to slip on the loose sand
and fall in. As they slide over the
edge and into the pit, the large
jaws of the waiting ant lion para-
lyze the ant with an injection of
poison. The ant lion then sucks
out the vital juices. The juice-less
skeletal remains of the prey are
thrown out of the pit.
When prey manage to stop
their slide into the crater, the ant
lion throws sand at its next
meal, causing the captive to lose
its grip and continue the
inevitable fall to its doom at the
bottom.
Ant lions have forward-point-
ing hairs on their body that help
anchor it in the soil. This allows
them to capture struggling prey
much larger than itself. Winged
adult ant lions that are laying
eggs may even be captured and
eaten by their younger relatives.
Observing doodlebugs:
Ant lion pits can be found in
sheltered, sandy areas where
the soil easily shifts. Look for
dry, sunny spots sheltered from
wind and rain, particularly on
south-facing slopes. Small pop-
ulations can be seen in grass-


free areas next to the air condi-
tioners. Other popular sites to
view ant lions are under build-
ings built on piers, in sandy
flowerbeds without mulch and
under hedges or eaves of build-
ings. One author reports that
larger craters mean hungrier ant
lions, and that bigger pits are
built at the full moon.
Taking ant lions out of their
habitat for closer observation is
risky to the ant lion. Be prepared
to feed it with the ants you
catch. Twice-daily feedings will
provide enough food for sur-
vival. Put the ant lion in any con-
tainer filled with a layer of at
least 3 inches of sand to allow
the insect to build its pits. The
container should also be at least
five inches wide for each ant
lion to prevent overcrowding.
Return ant lions to their
source before it finishes its larval
stage, or if kept longer, the con-
tainer should be covered so that
the adult won't escape. They
have a knack for emerging from
its cocoon when you're not
watching. A stick placed upright
in the sand will provide the
newly emerged adult with a
place to rest while its wings
expand and harden properly. If
held captive any longer than a
day after it emerges from its
cocoon, adults will lose energy
and .may die before it has a
chance to reproduce.
If you encounter doodle-
bugs, don't spray pesticides in
their area unless absolutely nec-
essary. They are beneficial
insects and keep down pests in
your Florida Yard. Following this
advice will also allow for a safer
spot for kids (of all ages).to have
some summer fun and a place
to learn about their natural
world.


Acceler8 Everglades restoration


We need your help! The South
Florida Water Management District
will host its first annual Acceler8
Construction Symposium and
Exhibition Thursday, June 23, at
the Palm Beach County Conven-
tion Center in West Palm Beach.
This all-day event held to inform
construction contractors, specialty
subcontractors, vendors, and work
force development agencies inter-
ested in this $1.5-billon construc-
tion program throughout Florida.
The first Acceler8 project construc-
tion project is scheduled to- begin
later this year and continue
through 2010.
This symposium will also pro-
vide information on the pre-qualifi-
cation process, for construction
contractors and vendors for Accel-


er8 contracts.
Acceler8 is a major boost for
Everglades restoration. By acceler-
ating the funding, design and con-
struction to complete eight key
projects by 2011, the greater Ever-
glades ecosystem will experience
positive benefits much sooner and
in a more cost-effective manner.
The expedited course of action
reaffirms the commitment of the
federal/state/local partnership to
revitalize America's Everglades.
Type of work
Reservoirs, embankments,
earth moving, equipment opera-
tors, pump stations, concrete flow-
control structures.
Who should attend
Construction contractors, spe-
cialty subcontractors, small busi-


nesses, vendors, and work force
development agencies.
When
Thursday, June 23 from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at the Palm Beach County
Convention Center, 650 Okee-
chobee Blvd, West Palm Beach.
Display booths are available for
vendors, contractors, specialty sub-
contractors, and work force devel-
opment agencies. Please call for
details.
Join us to restore America's
Everglades! Registration is
required, call toll-free (800) 488-
1255 to register. For additional
information about the Acceler8
program and projects, visit Accel-
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Combat unemployment compensation fraud


TALLAHASSEE Governor
Bush recently signed HB 1693 into
law, strengthening the Agency for
Workforce Innovation's (AWI) and
law enforcement partners' ability
to aggressively pursue and prose-
cute Unemployment Compensa-
tion fraud.
The legislation provides penal-
ties and fines for individuals:
Establishing a fake business by
submitting fraudulent records
relating to the business, including
tax and-wage reports; entering.
fraudulent data into a computer
system of the agency or its tax col-
lection service provider; using
computer facilities of the agency or
its tax collection provider without
authorization; deliberately altering
or-destroying computer informa-
tion or files; or stealing financial
instruments, data, or other assets.
"Expanded coordination, and
increased prosecution of unem-
ployment compensation fraud will
result in greater recovery of taxpay-
ers' dollars and will provide a deter-
rent to individuals contemplating


such schemes," said Susan
Pareigis, director, Agency for Work-
force Innovation. "We intend to
use the additional tools in this legis-
lation to continue our aggressive

protection of public resources in
partnership with our state and local
law enforcement colleagues," she
added.
The law allows the agency to
make all unemployment compen-
sation records relating to unem-
ployment fraud investigations
available .to FDLE, the states attor-
neys, and the Office of the
Statewide Prosecutor for investiga-
tion and aggressive prosecution of
fraudulent offenses.
In addition, the law provides for
penalties to curtail State Unem-
ployment Tax (SUTA) dumping-
the practice of avoiding unemploy-
ment experience, which impacts
all employers in a negative way.
SUTA dumping occurs when:
An employer avoids a high tax rate
by setting up one or more shell
companies and then transfers
some or all of its workforce back


and forth between the shell com-
panies to earn a lower tax rate or a
'person or entity opening a busi-
ness purchases an existing small
business which lets them take
advantage of a lower unemploy-
ment tax rate for an "acquired"
business as opposed to a "new"
business. Provisions 6f the bill will
be implemented by AWI on July 1.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation is the lead state work-
force agency and directly adminis-
ters the state's Labor Market Statis-
tics program, Unemployment
Compensation, Early Learning and
various workforce development
programs.
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by Workforce Florida, Inc. Work-
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in the Employ Florida network
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Attorney General wins fraud lawsuit


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
his office has won a lawsuit against
a state of Washington-based com-
pany that sold fraudulent bonds
purporting to eliminate the need
for standard insurance coverage, a
false claim that cost 425 Florida vic-
tims $300 per person, for a total
loss of $127,500. Leon County Cir-
cuit Judge Jonathan Sjostrom
entered a final judgment against
Global Healings Society and owner
Joseph Michael Gardinier, requir-
ing the defendants to pay restitu-
tion as well as fines of $1,000 per
victim, a total of more than
$550,000.


"This judgment marks a victory
for Florida consumers and sends a
clear message that fraud of this
type has no place in our state," said
Crist. "Floridians depend on insur-
ance offered by reputable agents to
protect them from significant
financial liability, and those offering
phony alternatives face serious
legal consequences."
An investigation conducted by
the Attorney General's Economic
Crimes Division revealed that Glob-
al Healings Society was selling
what it claimed were "financial
bonds" over the Internet. Gardinier,
owner and caretaker of the organi-
zation, directed its activities and


was responsible for the various
bond programs sponsored by
Global Healings.
The bonds purported to protect
the bearers from financial respon-
sibility in the event of any incident
that would warrant an insurance
claim. Not only were the bonds
fraudulent, but there was no
money available for the injured
party in the event that a claim was
filed against a bearer of the bonds.
Types of bonds offered by Global
Healings included an auto bond, a
health bond, a home equity bond,
a student bond, a "Benefit for Life"
bond and a community financial
bond. The organization was not


licensed to do business in Florida,
nor was it an authorized insurer in
the state.
The Florida Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
determined that the organization's
auto bond card was not valid to
prove insurance coverage as
required by law. In response, Gar-
diniet conducted a series of confer-
ence calls to members of the
organization soliciting donations to
cover the cost of suing the state of
Florida. Similar solicitations were
made in Montana and Washing-
ton, where Global Healings has
already been prohibited from con-
ducting business.


AWI promotes more workforce awareness


FT. MYERS The Agency for
Workforce Innovation (AWI)
partnered with officials from the
Southwest Florida Workforce
Development Board and the
Early Learning Coalition of
Southwest Florida to promote
awareness of workforce, early
learning and career development
programs and opportunities in
the Southwest Florida region. ,
The agency's Mobile One-
Stop Career Center was on site, a
self-contained vehicle equipped
with state-of-the-art telecommu-
nications equipment capable of
being deployed inside or outside
of the vehicle. The Mobile One-
Stop Center offers access to a full
array of employment, reemploy-
ment and employer services and
the vehicle saw extensive service
in Southwest Florida during hur-
ricane season 2004 as it brought
services to victims of the storms.
It contains nine computer
workstations and a training room


that can accommodate eight
additional computer stations, all
of which have Internet access for
filing unemployment compensa-
tion claims, filing intake applica-
tions for welfare recipients,
searching through automated
job banks and providing skills
training.
The Southwest Florida Work-
force Development Board, Inc. is
a partnership between business,
labor, education, community,
and government services. It is
responsible for providing a
trained workforce to approxi-
mately 2,500 employers in Char-
lotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry,
and Lee Counties. In the past
year, 45,000 individuals received
employment and career services
through the One-Stop Career
Centers. One-Stop Career Cen-,
ters provide no-cost recruitment
and employment services to
businesses and job seekers.
The Early Learning Coalition


of Southwest Florida provides
high quality childcare services to
children from infancy through
age 16 in Lee, Collier, Hendry
and Glades Counties.
It administers the Voluntary
,Pre-kindergarten. program at the
local level, registers providers
and provides applications and
information to parents. The Vol-
untary Pre-Kindergarten legisla-
tion was signed into law by Gov-
ernor Bush on Jan. 2 and
includes high literacy standards,
strict accountability, appropriate
curricula, substantial instruction
periods, manageable class sizes
and qualified instructors. Every
Florida child who is four years
old by Sept. 1, will be eligible to
attend the program in the fall of
2005. The program is designed to
help Florida children develop the
skills they need to become good
readers and successful students.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation is the lead state work-


force agency and directly admin-
isters the state's Labor Market
Statistics program, Unemploy-
ment Compensation, Early
Learning and various workforce
development programs. The
Office of Early Learning, a divi-
sion within the agency, provides
oversight of Florida's school
readiness programs and is the
lead entity for implementing the
state's Voluntary Pre-kinder-
garten program.

Workforce development poli-
cy and guidance in Florida is pro-
vided by Workforce Florida, Inc.
Workforce Florida and the
Agency for Workforce Innovation
are partners in the Employ Flori-
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Regional Workforce Boards who
deliver services through nearly
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around the state.


Senate bill keeps Florida's coastline safe


WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Drilling rigs won't be blackening.
the beaches of Florida anytime
soon under a hard-fought agree-
ment won from Senate leaders
tonight, said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.,
The agreement a pledge
from both the chairman and rank-
ing member of the Senate Com-
mittee on Energy and Natural
Resources preserves a ban on
drilling off the coast of Florida.


Additionally, it protects a large
portion of the Gulf, known as
Lease Sale 181, which isn't specif-
ically covered by the moratorium
on drilling in the Outer Continen-
tal Shelf.
The final details of the agree-
ment came late Tuesday night,
but only after Nelson had seized
the Senate floor earlier in the day
from energy panel chairman Sen.
Pete Domenici. Nelson launched


a filibuster to delay action on a.
broader energy bill, drawing a
heated response from the New
Mexico Republican, who later
agreed to help Nelson keep
drilling away from Florida's off-
shore waters.
"Florida is safe," Nelson
declared, in announcing that the
final details of an anti-drilling
agreement had been hammered
out late Tuesday. Both Nelson and


U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez gave
impassioned speeches on the
Senate floor Tuesday afternoon,
before the drilling issue came to a
head.

Nelson and Martinez argued
that drilling off Florida's coast
would threaten the state's $50 bil-
lion tourism and overall econom-
ic health and the state's fragile
coastal environment.


Attorney General

warns of pay-to-claim

sweepstakes scams


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist warned
Floridians of a scam that
requires "winners" of a lottery or
sweepstakes to submit pay-
ments in order to claim their
prize. The scam lures Florida citi-
zens, particularly elderly resi-
dents, into paying unnecessary
"processing" or "premium" fees
in order to collect the "free"
prize.
The Attorney General's Office
recognized the growing trend
after receiving numerous com-
plaints from consumers across
the state. The solicitation typical-
ly comes as an official-looking
document that promises thou-
sands or even millions of dollars
in cash. The scam stresses the
need for immediate action, often
requesting verification of per-
sonal information or some other
action on the part of the recipi-
ent. The document also states
that a small fee, usually between
$10 and $20, must be submitted
in order to process the claim.
"Many people get so caught
up in the excitement of winning


that they don't realize these con
artists are lining their pockets
with money rightfully belonging
to the consumer," said Crist. "In
addition, consumers could
become victims of identity theft
by revealing personal informa-
tion. Floridians should immedi-
ately be suspicious of any sup-
posed prize that requires them
to pay a fee in order to claim
their winnings."
The companies solicit dona-
tions so aggressively that con-
sumers will receive several hotifi-
cations per week, or even per
day. A response to the notifica-
tions generates even more
offers, perpetuating a cycle of
empty promises and absent
prizes. Consumers should note
that soliciting fees to collect a
"free prize" is illegal, and they
should not send money to com-
panies engaged in this practice.
If you believe you have been
victimized by this type of
scheme, please call the Attorney
General's Fraud Hotline at (866)
9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226).


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BLACK LAB MIX- large, male,
vicinity of Hwy 70 West
(863)697-2513.
TOOLS- found,
(863)467-0145.
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(863)467-2139
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mattress, good condition,
FREE. (863)675-7926.


LABELLE ESTATE AUCTION
Antiques, Collectibles, Old Fishing Lures,
Farm Machinery, Tools, Vans, Cars, Trucks.
Saturday, June 25th @ 11a.m.
EVERYTHING WILL BE SOLD!
John Deere diesel, 2240 tractor w/front loader & 10 ft. offset
Bush Hog. Tow behind mower, 3 pt. Roto tiller, Sarlo Hi
Wheeler, 48 inches 18 hp riding mower, Dixon ZTR mower,
Roto tiller, Yardman 8 hp mulcher, 3 pt. Post hole digger w/8
inch and 12 inch augers, 6-2wheel trailers, tandem dump
trailer. 3 pt. Box blade/landscape rake, Diesel fuel tank
w/pump, irrigation pump, alum. Refill Fuel tank for p.u. truck,
5 ft. metal brake, weed-eaters, O? ir Ln. h i iri,,tr i,: [ j,_ i;:,
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aCia. ii iii : ii: Ljoer chair, copper lamps, cameras, 45 Beatle
. Ei.'i r-i: ,: i, iJ double-barrel shotguns/ammo, railroad
lanterns, wall crank phone, stained glass, 150 vintage Heddon
fish lures w/original boxes, fly rods, reels, etc. Antique oil
bottles, old wicker, lO1s or Mason & Ball canning jars, old
dinner bell, antique tools, ice tongs, wood planes, dishes,
movie memorabilia, oil paintings, old frames, art work,
mirrors, beer signs, old dolls, Dr. Seuss, Lionel, trains, metal
toys, Flagler railroad lanterns, antique chairs, armoire,
secretary, old lamps, high chair, crib, brass & iron beds, rope
bed, cherry bed, railroad push cart, barrel truck, steamer
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butter churns, antique ice & roller skates, pie safe, Hoosier
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glass, iron baby bed & much more. '
HUNDREDS OF HAND TOOLS, powertools, arc welders,
sanders, staplers, chain saws, house jacks, 30 inch vice,
20 ton jacks, table saws, routers, Chop saws, Alden boat
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Dr. Brungard (LaBelles first doctor) original sign and office
chair. '96 Dodge conv. van, '89 Mercury Cougar 70 i ii'- niew
2269 Ft. Denaud Road, LaBelle, FL
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Rain or Shine Sale held in large building on estate.
ANOTHER PREMIUM AUCTION
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Employment -
Ful-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part.Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government
part-time. No Experience. A
lot of Opportunities.
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.
Auto Transport, The Waggon-
ers Trucking: Hiring Exp &
Non-Experienced drivers for
Auto Transport in South East
Regions. Must have valid
Class A CDL and verifiable 2
yrs OR 200K miles OTR.
Need stable work history
and clean MVR. High Earn-
ing Potential, Great Benefits
and matching 401K. CON-
TACT Susan at
(866)413-3074 EOE. .
Shop for a career
that's more suited to
your needs.
BEALLS OUTLET
Bealls Outlet offers a fitting
opportunity for those seek-
ing real advancement
potential. As an. estab-
lished, -family-owned, off-
price retail chain with
stores throughout the
South, Bealls Outlet sells
brand name apparel and
home d6cor at up to 70%
off department store prices.
Join us and become part of
our successful team in
CLEWISTON.
-STORE MANAGER-
Retail management
experience required
SUPERVISORS-
We offer an excellent ben-
efits package including
medical insurance, 401K,
paid vacation and holidays
and employee discounts.
Call our Jobline at 1-800-
250-9206 ext. 6156. EOE
BRANCH MANAGER
GLADES AREA
American Red Cross- chapter
seeks f/t professional to run
the Glades Area Branch.
The position will provide
leadership in developing, im-
plementing and managing all
American Red Cross service
delivery to the communities
within the Branch's assigned
geographical area. Ideal
candidate will possess de-
gree and/or experience in
not-for-profit management
and knowledge of the local
communities. Excellent
benefits package. Please
email cover letter
and resume to
bootheL(@redcross-pbc.org
orfax (561)650-9147.
EOE/DFWP
CARPENTERS, CONCRETE
RESTORATION &
LABORERS
Must have own tools
&.transportation.
(561)637-2222
CUSTODIAN
Opening in Hendry County
Commissioners. Must be
able to work evenings. Full
time with benefits. Applica-
tions and copy of job de-
scription may be obtained
from Human Resource in the
LaBelle 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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DATA ENTRY Work ON YOUR
OWN. Flexible Hours!
$$$Great Pay!$$$ Personal
Computer required.
(800)873-0345 ext #300.
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).

Lake Okeechobee Project
Accepting applications for a
Herbicide Applicator.
Applicants must possess a
valid herbicide applicators
license including
Figr, f wjy, and Aquatic.
Please contact
(863)946-9111
EEO, DFWP

LAB TECHNICIAN:
Will train.
Apply @ Casa Flora,
13140 Hartman Plant Rd.,
Palmdale, FL 33944.
(863)675-0170
MAINTENANCE PERSONAL
Now being hired..
Ortona Sand Company
Call. (863)675-1454
Now hiring qualified drivers
for OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, No
hazmat. No pumps. Great
Benefits, Competitive Pay
and new equipment.
Need 2 years OTR experi-
ence. Call Bynum Transport
for your opportunity today;
(800)741-7950.
QUALITY EXPRESS
TANK LINES.
HIRING DRIVERS
OTR, Start at
.31 per mile
Loaded and Empty.
Assigned
2005 Tractors.
Medical, Dental,
Bonuses
Call Betty
800-255-2161
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




SAVE-A-LOT
NOW HIRING
PART-TIME CLERKS
Apply @ Save-A-Lot
900 W.Sugarland Hwy.
(U.S. 27)
Clewiston, FL
Offering Competitive
Wages & Benefits!
Management apply on-line
at: wwwsave-a-lot.com,

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800)836-3464 #802428.
$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 20051 Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #113.


ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
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and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
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HELP WANTED Earn Extra in-
come assembling CD cases
from any location. No Expe-
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(800)267-3944 ext 175
www.easywork-great-
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Buying a car? Look in
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a car? Look in the
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FOOD SERVICE
ASSOCIATE/COOK
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION

Excellent communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Exp. as a fast order -
cook preferred, positive customer
service attitude. High School Dip.
or GED. Flexible working hours.
Salary: 10+ per hour based on
experience, fuel & food allowance,
incentives. Excellent benefits
(medical, dental, 401 K)
Fax resume to: (954)967-3477

P/T Home Delivered Meal Driver Needed at La-
Belle agency serving seniors. If you have a
cheerful manner, valid FL license & clean driving
record, H.S. diploma or GED, we want to talk to
you. Great place to work, training provided-per-
fect for moms of school-aged kids or active old-
er adults. Stop by L.J. Nobles Senior Center,
475 E. Cowboy Way, 8-5, M-F to fill out an ap-
plication.
Home care workers needed to assist frail elderly
in their own homes in Hendry & Glades Co.
Must have CNA cert., H.S. diploma or GED,
clean FL driver license. Background chks done
on all new hires. We pay mileage, offer health
and other benefits. Great place to work helping
others. so come talk to us! F/T case aide posi-
tion withiull benefits available in our Clewiston
office. On-call home delivered meal driver need-
ed in Buckhead Ridge. Call the office nearest
you for more info about job openings in your
area. LaBelle: 675-1446, Clewiston: 963-7088,
Moore Haven: 946-1821. We are an EOE.


ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER.

King Ranch, A 150 Year old Texas based agri-
cultural company with significant agricultural op-
erations in Florida, has an excellent opportunity
for a mid-level accountant
Successful candidate will have experience in all
areas of accounting including general ledger, ac-
counts payable, accounts receivable and product
cost accounting.
Company offers a competitive salary with full
benefit package. For confidential consideration,
please submit resumes to: King Ranch, Inc., Attn:
Human Resources Department, PO. box 1210,
Belle Glade, Florida, 33430.

Drug-Free Workplace/EOE.


HELP WANTED

PLANNING TECHNICIAN

Applications are being accepted by the Hendry
County BOCC. Successful applicant will be re-
sponsible for making certain the County is com-
pliant with all planning documents in the
Emergency Management Dept. Must have
strong computer skills. Applications can be ob-
tained at the sub-office in Clewiston and the
Courthouse in LaBefle. Deadline for submission
is July 1,2005 at 5:00PM.

Vet pref., drug free, EEO, applicants with
disabilities needing assistance contact HR.


Empoyen
FullTime 020


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.


AMAZINGLY UNIQUE REGISTERED NURSE
WORK FROM HOME
We are looking for a compassionate, dedicated
RN to help provide disease management servic-
es to our patients in the Glades and Lake Okee-
chobee area. Duties include: developing,
coordinating and. implementing a plan of care
with other team members ensuring continuous
quality care.
Current FL RN licensure required. 1 year HIV/AIDS
care or managed care experience preferred. Val-
id drivers license, vehicle (for local travel), and
insurance required.
Please forward all resumes to:
rhaberle@aidshealth. org
or fax to (561)279-9608.

Send resumes or call:
Positive Healthcare
14000 North Military Trail
Delray Beach, FL 33484
Tele:.(561)279-7738


SALES ASSOCIATE
GAS/C. STORE, P/T & F/T
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION

Excellent communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience, positive customer
service attitude. High school
diploma or GED. Flexible working
hours. Salary: $8+ starting
based on exp., fuel & food
allowance, incentives. Excellent
benefits (medical, dental, 401 K.)
Fax resume to: (954)967-3477




( MANAGEMENT

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

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


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If you have what it takes, you
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SURVEY PARTY CHIEF

Experience needed in construction stake-out,
boundary and topo surveys. Pay is based on
experience. Apply in person at:

Johnson Engineering
251 W. Hickpochee (S.R. 80)
LaBelle,FL
or visit web site
www.johnsonengineering. corn
and download application.
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DFWP

Technician Wanted for immediate opening
HVAC/Refrigeration company located in Labelle, FL is currently
accepting applications for the position of an advanced
Refrigeration Technician. Position will require advanced
knowledge and skills in Refrigeration troubleshooting, repairing
and installation. Applicants MUST currently hold active EPA
Universal certificates. NATE or similar certifications are desired
and will be considered a plus. Applicants must show
documented history of successful Refrigeration skills, and will
be verified by the employer. Applicants will be tested using
standardized Refrigeration Assessment software and
applications. We offer 401K, paid insurance programs, dental
overtime pay, paid holidays, and other benefits. Pay will be
based upon experience. THIS IS NOT a train as you go position
and such applicants will NOT be considered. If interested
please call 863-675-4342 M-F 8am-5pm. We are an Equal Op-
portunity Employer.


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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



TRANSFER STATION
& OPERATOR
MAINTENANCE TRAINEES
BIG CYPRESS &
BRIGHTON RESERVATION


HS dip. or GED equiv., FL Dr. Lic.
Operate heavy equipment, Water/
Wastewater experience preferred.
Good record keeping skills.
Familiar with solid waste mgmt.
systems pref. (Transfer Station
Operation), onsite recycling.
$10.00 per hour, Excellent benefits
(401K, medical, dental).
Fax resume/applications to:
(954)967-3477


PROFIT NOW! With Your own
Landscape Curbing Busi-
ness Full Training/Support
Complete Business System
CURB APPEAL USA, INC.
(800)710-2872 Distributors
Needed! (Se Habla Espanol).
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.



$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.


FREE $$ CASH $$ GRANTS!
For 2005. Never repay. For
Personal Bills! Home buying!
School! New Business!
$5,000-$500,000. Live Op-
erators! (800)860-2187 Ext
#116.

TOP DOLLAR CASH PAID.
Seller-Held REAL ESTATE
Notes. Old or New. Residen-
tial & Commercial. FREE
Analysis & quote, FAST,
professional service. LINDIE-
MAE INC. (386)517-6777 E-
mail: lindiemae@aol.com.

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COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR -
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A physician licensed in Florida pursuant to Chapter 458 or Chapter 459
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Five or more years of supervisory experience. Experience in grant writing,
public speaking, working with elected officials and the media.
Experience in quality improvement techniques, directing, planning, organizing,
developing, monitoring, budgeting, and human resource management.
Knowledge and experience in essential public health services.
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Please apply on-line at https://jobs.myflorida.com.
Refer to requisition number 64029893.
Closing date, June 27,2005. EOE/AA/VP Employer.


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MEDICAL CENTER
Registered Nurses
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Respiratory Therapist

Per Diem Pharmacy Technician
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Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fox resume to: 863-983-0805
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A 202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
(Across from Clewiston Inn)
(863) 902-9494


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry. k12.fl.us






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




DIVORCE$275-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.



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NEWSELFSTORAGE ,
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

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go? It can go even
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in the classified.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.'Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating 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
Tos & Games 730

VjRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1375 (954)309-8659


HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1200.
(772)489-6837


MAGIC CHEF- Frost Free.
$100. (863)763-7989
RANGE ( Roper) REFRIGERA-
TOR (Frigidaire 17 cu63 ft)
white, $300 for both.,
(863)467-3645.
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft.,
Frostfree, asking $75.
(863)675-0104.
STOVE & HOOD FAN- Elec-
tric,Brand new. Never used.
$250. (863)763-7950
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, matching set, excel-
lent condition, $220 for both
(863)675-5089.
WASHER- front end loader, 4
yrs old, paid $600 sell for
$300 or best offer, works
great (863)697-6851.
WASHER
Kenmore, works good $50
(863)467-6434
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it In the
classifieds."


BUILDING SALE' 0.,. b,Il

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40 0 '. ~ "8 -10 i:,0
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METAL ROOFING .i.
7 .u r in I FIh ii i r ii iiu mI ji -j
Flg. $2101a. 1, (863)8 -1 l4 i
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ROOF PANES u4l Froi h i.
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BABY ITEMS 1:,,,; :,i
$100 for all or will separate
(863)357-2863
BABY ITEMS- crib w/Obumper
guard, highchair, 2 bags of
baby clothes $175 or will
sep (863)697-3945


CREWEL EMBRODRERY
PIECES (5) Colorful. From the
70's. Finished, but need fram-
ing. $20 all. (863)983-1848
CREWEL EMBROIDERY PIEC-
ES (5) Colorful. From the 70's.
Finished, but need framing.
$10 all. (863)983-1848
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $15. (863)983-1848



COMPUTER, Compaq, 29 pro-
grams & games, computer
-desk & secretary chair,
$249.(863)983-7751
DELL COMPUTER- Windows
XP, 256 MB Ram, Monitor;
Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
games $150 863-843-0158.


ANTIQUE COUCH
circa late 1800's, needs some
work $150 (772)418-001.8
BOXSPRING & MATTRESS
Very Good Condition $50
(863)675-0969
BUNKBED
Full futon bottom, twin top,
black metal frame $100
(863)467-6434
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK
& Headboard $75 for both or
will separate (863)697-3945
DAYBED W/MATTRESS-
white, good condition, $50.
(863)467-7170.
DESKS (3), 1 Gray Computelr
1 Brown, 1 Childs Adjustable
Desk. $85 will sep. Local
delivery. (561)723-6753
DINING ROOM CHAIRS (4)
Light oak, good condition $75
(863)675-8760
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
6'long, light oak color, $85
(863)357-2863
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Solid Oak. Holds TV, Stereo,
CD/DVD. 70"W x 60"H x
24"D $300. (863)763-1457
EXECUTIVE DESK- oak, large,
$250 or best offer, located
in Ft. Drum. (863)763-8613.
HIGH BACK Wicker Chairs, (3)
separately. (863)467-5477.
LIVING ROOM SET: Sofa & 2
Chairs. Very good condition.
Tan w/brown print. $125 for
all. (863)675-2285
MATTRESS AND BOX-
SPRING- Serta, King size,
$150. (863)227-6210.
ROCKER/RECLINER- very
good condition, $30 or best
offer. (863)673-3334.
SOFA BED- floral pattern on
light beige background, like


(863)635-4478-2930


WATERBED- King size, Every-
thing included. No head-
board. Great condition.
$100. (863)763-6909.
WATERBED- King Size. mo-
tion free, mattress, liner and
heater. $50.
(863)357-4463.



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.


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F u l T i e 1 0 1


or Hendry County area.
(863)675-,1968.
UPRIGHT GRAND PIANO-
walnut finish, with bench,
needs tuning, asking $150.
(863)675-4912


BILLY GOAT, Playful, 4
months old. $100 Muse
area. 863)675-4981
BULLDOG PUP- Male, no pa-
pers. $200. (863)634-7108
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS-
AKC reg. ; 5-males, Ready
June 9th $325. Cash only.
(863)357-3026
JACK RUSSELL PUPS- shots
& .wormed, $200.
(863)673-5370.
LOP BUNNY, Cute. Muse
area. $6. (863)675-4981
RED HEALER PUPPY
Full blooded, no papers $100
call anytime (863)697-3346
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPS
3 Males, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPS
3 Males, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749


DIGITAL CAMERA- Toshiba,
adaptor, case, instructions,
$200 (863)467-0462 leave
message



BATHTUB & SINK
From travel trailer $20 for both
(863)675-8760
TOILETS New, standard size,
never used, $50 each.
(863)227-6210.



ICE MACHINE
Manitowoc 800 with bin
$1495 (239)657-2381



POOL TABLE- 4x8, needs new
liner, includes sticks, balls,
$150. (863)675-4912 leave
message.
POOL TABLE- 8' ,1I
cranberry cloth, ss sides,
accessories included, $1000
neg. (239)770-8488.



SONY STEREO SYS- AM/FM
Recvr, amp, phono, tape,
5-disc CD, 250 watt Speak-
ers $250. (863)763-1457


CHICKEN COOPS (4) 10X10,
all pressure treated, $3500
value will sell $1200 you
move,. (863)467-5906


Saddle, Veach, western,
16'/2 in. seat, 3 mos. old,
$1500. 863-467-2104 or
772-341-3707



RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx, 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
SNAPPER RIDING MOWER-
Runs good $500.
(863)675-4557 After 5pm
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 710
Commercial
Property 91 5
Condos-
Townhouses Rentl'20
Farm Property
Rent 925
House Rent C0
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
. Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



1,2 &3 BR HOUSES &
APARTMENTS FOR RENT.
No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


College Guy's Need
Roommate. Starting
Fall Semester in Gainesville.
(863)634-1893


'1 -acres-$b4,2U.UU bI5z-a
cres-$1,485,000.00 More
information Call Gary .
McCurdy (256)239-8001.
GEORGIA COAST- Large
wooded access, marshfront
& golf course homesites.
Gated with tennis, kayaking,
& canoeing. Limited
availability- mid $70's & up.
Call today (877)266-7376.
Grand Opening! Lakefront
Acreage from $69,900.
Spectacular new waterfront
community on one of the
largest & cleanest mountain
lakes in America! Large, es-
tate-size parcels, gentle
slope to water, gorgeous
woods, panoramic views.
Paved roads, county water,
utilities. Low financing. Call
now (800)564-5092 xl198. -
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, sewerl; Excel-
lent 'financing. Call now
,(800)704-3145 ext 617,
Sunset Bay, LLC.
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY,
SGated community with pri-
vate river and lake access.
Swim, fish, hike. From
$20,000 to $70,000. Perfect
for log cabin.
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.
NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
$34,900. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, roll-
ing hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunt-
'nq ,i, ', horses, great
:i ii i, Power, great ac-
cess. 100% Financing. Call
(877)822-LAND!
Tennessee Lake Property
from $24,900! 6-1/2 Acre
lot $59,900. 27 Acre Lake
Estate $124,900. Lake Par-
cel and Cabin Package
Available $64,900.
(866)770-5263 ext 8'for de-
tails.


MUSE AREA '02 DWMH
wide, 5br, 2ba, 2000 sq. ft.,
on .48 acres, nicely land-
scaped, $140,000
(863)675-4912 Ive message
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
SSTANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266


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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


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NEW CARRIER 10 SEER 3 Ton ";2,,,J."-Fl-." :.... 311 Straight VOLUNTEEI
'...0. Fl : : l i i,, Him .-vith 10 KW Heat Option.5 year
:, h,, '. l1 -. .-.i 31850.00 Sale Priced: $1250,00 For Dolly Han
NEW CARRIER 10 SEER 2.5 Ton Model#50ZP030-311 .Straight Center. If inter(
Cool R-22 Package Unit, with 5 KW Heat Option. 5 year Facto-
I, ",,sir.. Retail: S1650.00 Sale Priced: $1000.00 5 6 1 -9 9
These are surplus units and need to be moved for incoming
inventory. These are current models still available from Carrier
and not closeout's. R l tt
NEW CARRIER 10 SEER 2.0 Ton Heat Pump Model
#50ZH030-311 with 5 KW Aux Heat Option. This unit is new --
and never been installed. It has cosmetic damage to the I I i 11IC N I
exterior cabinet that occurred during shipment. Unit is perfect
with the exception of the minor damage. Full 5 YEAR factory
warranty! Retail for this unit is $1980.00 Will sell for $980.00! Business Places -
Perfect for a Park Model! Sale 1
Commercial
Installation is an additional charge To inspect them or obtain Property Sale 1) 10
further information, please contact Chuck or Karen at Cox A/C Condos
and Electric, Inc. Labelle, FL 863-675-0022 Townhouses Sale 015
Farms Sale 1iC20
Houses. Sale 17012
Hunting Property 10,3u
.Investment
0Property Sale 1035
Land Saie 1040
SHOTGUN 410- double barrel, Lots Sale 105
good condition, $375. RADIO, Old Fashioned Look Open House I,,
(863)467-1761. Thomas Collectors Edition, Out of State -
TARGET PISTOL- C57 Mag- w/cassette. $50 Property Sale 155
num, 6 shot, Western Style, (863)467-4192 Property InspectlonlO0U
$350. (863)467-1761. Real Estate Wanted 1065
T ol07 Resort Property -
Shop here first! Sale 1070
The classified ads CHAIN SAW- McCullach, new Warehouse Space 1075
in box, never used $110, Waterfront Property 1080
(863)763-6342
GENERATOR- 3750 watts, Hues-Sl e1
STATIONARY EXERCISE BIKE brand new, used less than
Pro Form, Tailwind II $50 2hrs. Paid $425. Asking *Hurricane Wind Zone 3
(863)612-0046 $375 863-697-8336 Manufactured &
TREADMILL: Pro-Form, Cross WARREN WRENCH, For a Modular Home;
over performance. Spd adj. truck or a 4 wheeler $100. Cil,, l ie F 1 ')l ,.
Walk Length 42. Pd. $510 (863)357-6202 Complete Double Section,
Walk Length 42". Pd. $510 (8Setup & A/C.
Asking $250 (863)946-1896 From $45,000
1 STANTON HOMES
SMINI CHOPPER- Excellent 1-800-330-6623
ROOF CARRIER: For Luggage. condition .6 mo. old $500. LAKEPORT- Canal front, 2
Hard 15 cut. Good condi- Firm.(863)697-1702 story, 2br, 1ba, 24x24 gar-
tion. $75 (863)610-0732 863-467-4041 age, 1st floor, 2br, 2ba on
2nd floor, 2300 sq ft total,
O dV up$260,000 (321)593-2739.
Nice, Large, CBS home, fine
HOOVER VACUUM E e neighbors, w/2 extra Ig.-lots,
PATIO FURNITURE, 10 pc., all HOOVER VACUUM-Empower, $95000 neg.
weather, good condition, almost new, excellent condi- (561)924-6022 for details.
$149. (863)983-7751 tion. $95. (863)467-2112 REDUCED-Must Sell! 2/1, w/
I RAINBOW CLEANING MA- new roof, plumbing, elec.,
CHINE- With all attachments. kitchen cabinets, plus c/a,
Works fine. $200. $66,500.(561)602-8000
CUSTOM STEEL After 5pm
BUILDINGS

W*LAND FOR SALE*
iMlIIiL ,, "WANTED: FL ART 41 4 Acres in Hendry
A.E. Backus, H. Newton, :,i,. ,, Divide.
(863)465-9822 or 4i.),, ..7-5654
(863)441-4722 ,.-,-"vi. 5
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For only $450 you can place I IMONTURA LOTS FOR SALE
your 25 word classified ad I iiI .n:. liI,, ,
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Call this newspaper or Ad-
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at (866)742-1373. Visit us Farm Equipment 305
online at wwy.florida-classi- Farm Feed Products 810 BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
fiedscom. Display ads also Farm Miscellaneous 1 5 NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
available. Farm Produce 211 FUL PEACEFUL i.'llUH ]'i! 1r
Farm Services OF .E'T1F, l r iii li iii.
The Lowest Prescription Pric- Offered K TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
es LESS THAN CANADA. :,rmt Supplies Acreage & Investments.
Global Medicines, Arizona Services Wanted 830 Cherokee Mountain Realty
Physician owned. Free fertilizer 835 GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
phone call to verify. Horses 340 www.cherokeemountainreal-
(866)634-0720 www.glo- Landscaping ty.com Call for Free Bro-
balmedicines.net. Supplies 845 chure (800)841-5868.
Lawn 9 Garden A50
icalI Livestock e 85n 5 East Alabama Mountain Prop-
llumns 06 Poultry/Supplies 860 erty For Sale One hour west
Seeds Plants of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
I AM LOOKING FOR- Violin- Flowers 865 Great for enjoyment orin-
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I Buy Houses, Land, Campers,
Boats or anything, any con-
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Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




FIBERGLASS STAIRS- New,
for mobile home, 5 risers,
$250. (863)467-0506.



FURNISHED 2br, 2ba $550
Unfurnished 3br, 11 ba $475
Furnished 2br, 11/2ba, $475
(863)509-0096 or 946-3636



MOBILE HOME- 12x64, ready
to move, $4500 or best offer
(863)673-5518.

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*3BR, 1BA Home in
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$112,000
* 3BR, 2BA. MH on man-
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* New construction on
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$275,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
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Lot&ALE&PENDI2!500 $400,000
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$87,500 ACREAGE
3BR, 2BA Ridgdill $84,900 9.9 acres Sears Rd. under
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LOTS AVAILABLE 5 a~iSAIdBJP2 DAW E00
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minum. $125
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BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
863-674-1105.
SEA KAYAK, '98 Perception
Eclipse, paddle, $700.
(863)697-3004.
WELLCRAFT 18'- CC, John-
son 110 SW, trlr, bimini, fish
finder, bait well, cover,
$4700 (863)599-0923.


CAMPER TRAILER, 32 Ft.
Good condition. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-8261
COACHMAN 5TH WHEEL RV,
'93- 27', excellent cond,
$5000. (863)697-2180.
CROSS COUNTY RV 1988, 37
Ft. Good condition. A real buy
at $4900. & 23 Ft. RV $1500
Not Licensed for Florida. Will
deliver. Further info call Terry
(561)310-6611 Lake Worth
M/H CAR TOWING HITCH-
Honda, '2000 $100.
(863)675-8168


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This little red wagon is one of a trio of clever, easy-
to-build planter plans that can perk up a patio or
backyard. The largest of the trio is patterned after a
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for a wheelbarrow planter.
Recalling a less complicated time, these planters
are sure to be conversation pieces. The little red
wagon measures about 20 inches square by 12 inch-
es high.
The plan includes complete step-by-step instruc-
tions with photos for all three planters, as well as
exploded drawings, materials lists and more.
Planter Trio plan (No. 661) $9.95
Animal Planters Package (No. C103)
Three other projects $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) .. $2.00
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Home, 318 cc eng, 15 mpg.
Excellently maintained. C/Air &
Heat, Appliances, C/C, Suffi-
cient Tankage (Good for over
1 wk. w/out hook up), awning,
nearly new Tires. $6000 or
trade for like value sports car.
Both subject to inspection by
mechanic. (863)675-6073

RV 23' not licensed for road
in FL. Located in Lake Worth
will del. to Okeechobee.
$1500 (561)310-6611 Terry



PROPELLER, Sensenich, Pad-
'die Type for Air Boat, 78x50,
Brand new. $700
(863)824-0963



GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new
tires, good condition, $1100
or best offer (863)673-8741


LITTLE GATOR- '65, 14', as is
$150. or best offer.
(863)357-0506


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 40-0
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4010
Parts Repairs 10415
Pickup Trucks 4050)
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers -1060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 40)70



CADILLAC DeVille- '88,
Champagne, 91M, Runs &
looks great. $2500. or best
offer 863-990-6398 aft 5pm
CADILLAC EL DORADO '79
Biarritz, 350 V8, only 78K mi,
$3,900 (863)612-0046
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
'87- 4dr, new tires, asking
$600. (863)612-0657.
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $700
neg. (863)763-6396
SATURN WAGON 1993, 4
cyl., Auto., PW, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
offer. (772)461-2629


TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $900 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg



FORKLIFT Clark, 40001b
cap., propane, auto., hard tire,
gov. owned, 2570hrs ex.
cond. $4000 (561)723-5213


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


FLATBED, 8 Ft., Comes w/2
tool boxes. Painted Diamond
Plate. $350. (863)228-2123
TIRE, Brand New Michelin &
Ford Wheel., $85
(863)674-1105
TRUCK CAP, Leer, High Top,
Fits full size Chevy. Pd.
$1300, Asking $300.
(302)264-1301


FORD F150 '98- 4x4, great
condition, $8000.
(863)228-3692.
FORD RANGER, '98- Ext cab,
runs/looks good, $2800 or
best offer., (863)673-3334.
GMC S15 PU, '88- red, runs
good, $1500. neg.
(863)763-1751.


FLATBED TRAILERS
45FT
(863)675-2408
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FLAT BED TRAILER- Goose
neck. 18', Heavy duty.
$1500. (772)489-6837
UTILITY TRAILER
w/ running boards & tires
$150 (863)675-0969


CHEVY VAN, '89- w/windows,
asking, beige w/ brown
stipe, runs good, $2500
neg.. (863)763-1751.
PLYM. VOYAGER 1988, Good
engine, no rust, good tires,
power steering leaks. $795
neg. (863)612-0111
PLYM VOYAGER, '87- V6,
AC/PS/CD, new tires, hitch,
runs great, low miles, $1500
(863)763-6205.
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Public Notices




Public Notice 5F05O
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday, July 1,2005
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Properly of Regina Atkinson,
Books, clothes, household items and
misc. items
64289 CGS 6/23,30/05

NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday, July 1,2005
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property ofTamtca McRae:
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62653 CGS 6/16,23/05

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County
will hold the Regular Monthly Meeting
on Thursday June 23 200 at 5:0
P.M. at The Greentree South Commu-
nity 1700 SR 29 South LaBelle, Flori-
da, Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting isto conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
.person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
'based.
The meeting will include any business
Before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
2060 CGS/CB 4/21/05


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NOTICE TO HENDRY COUNTY REGISTERED/SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS

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NOT h i Ht.-,I ii 1 ,i 1 :1ii r:. .:, i.,, i n.i .,f, of your workers
BOCC as the certificate holder), and a copy of the expired lices,. a. 1 a. ,a
contractors, please provide a copy of the current state license, ..
you have any questions, please call the LaBelle office of the Hendry County
Building, Licensing and Code Enforcement department at 675-5245 or
983-1584,
64154 CB/CGS 6/23/05

BID NO. EQ0605
INVITATION TO BID
'EQUIPMENT DISPOSAL"

and readaloud. Equipmentincludes:
Craftsman 71/4 Skill Saw Broan Bath Fans (24)
Robinaire NC Vacuum Pump Broan Timer Switches (28)
19901 Chevy Lumina Va n-VIN #1GNCU06D6LT147882
1984 F600 Dump Truck VIN #1FDMF60H6EVA55647
1996 Isuzu Pickup VIN #1GGCS1449T8711596
Interested parties may inspect items b a pointment only, by contacting James
Harvey, Maintenance Director, at (561) 924-2506 or (561) 924-5565. Bids must
be on bid form prepared by PHA and placed in a sealed enveloped and labeled on
the outside of the envelope: Equipment Disposal 06/24/05; 2:00 p.m. Vehicles
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Package and Instruction Bidders at same address. Palhokee Housing Authority
has the night to reject and all bids, wherever it is in the best interest of the Au-
thority. PHA employees or relatives of PHA employees may not submit bid. Pa-
iokee Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a Drug-
Free Workplace.
64144 CGS 6/23/05

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB)CN051013
C-25 EROSION REPAIRS, ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg,, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for C-25 Erosion Repairs, St. Lucle County, FL on Thurs-
,3 July 1 i I 1 .11 j i (, h, l,m i hl I I I'l .i a [I. ] i ,
i. ,1 1, 1 1 .1 I ,j N l. I ,r i ,, I ,'..1. I "1 ... .. i... I d I i d ,
".I h 1,1h .1 .- ..,,,, ., t .1,,, '
TIONAL pre-bid conference will be held onsite on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at
9:30 a.m. onsite. 1-95 N to SR 710 heading NW to Hwy 70. Rigtt at Hwy 70
east to Sneed Rd. Left on Sneed Rd until it ends on Road 68. Left on Road 68
until Gate G-81. For directions call (561) 719-0429. A site visit will immediate-
ly follow.
All bids must conform to the instructions In the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for
tree from our websile wwwstm .go. by obtaining a set for $0.00 at the
above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOT-
LINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid opening Informalion
on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
Swww.sfwmd.gov.
63259 CGS 6/23/05

PAHOKEE HOUSING AUTHORITY, INC.
NOTICE
INVITATION FOR BID
BID NO. LM0605
TO PROVIDE LAWN MAINTENANCE SERVICES
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If ll, ,,-,'Ud nI!, U d',', ', ,
they will be publiclysi ,, I, .. ,1 i.ii, ., ,I all labor, materials and
yqulpment, and perfoia'aaaj ii a ........ r, aii,,dental to Lawn Mainte-
nance Services for L I1. a ,., r.',.,, ii ,, ii 1.' i 1. 1 h.,,,
and Frem d Village, .. : ,,,,,,. .. .. Ii,,I n, f ...... I i-i,,, ,,,,') ,,l' ,, --, ,
specifications and contract documents.
The services for L.L, Stuckey and McClure Village consist of removing litter; mow-
ing; edging; spraying: and weed eating of driveways and common areas.
The services for Padgelt Island Homes and Fremd Village consist of removing litter,
mowing, spraying, weed eating, and edging of common areas and individual
yards: and edging ol individual walkways and driveways: trimming of perimeters
of individual units.
Bids shall be delivered and addressed to the Pahokee Housing Authority, 465
Friend Terrace, Pahokee, FL 33476, and shall be labeled "Lawn Maintenance, Bid
No. LM06/05; 3:00 p.m..; June 22, 2005." Any Bidder who wishes their bid to be
considered is responsible for making certain that their bid is received in the Pa-
lokee Housing Authority's office by the proper time. No oral, telegraphic, elec-
tronic, facsimile, or telephonic bids of modifications will be considered unless
specified.. Bids must bear original signatures and figures, Specifications may be
examined and obtained at no charge by calling Julia Hale, executive Director, at
(561) 924-5565.
Award will be made to the lowest responsible bidder whose bid meets the.require-
T- a ,-. ii a, ,,-,., ,,,, ,,iii F1ir, ., H ... ...i. ',,i,..,,i / reserves the right to
,tp i 11ii r.'. 1 ,1 1 1 .. ,1 .-,1. T,, ,lr ,,,i.I w wherever it is in the
best interests of the Pahokee Housing Authority. Any late bids or bids received
alter the scheduled deadline will be returned unopened, Pahokee Housing Au-
thority Is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a Drug-Free Workplace.
61335 CGS 6/16,23/05


HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
WESTERN COUNTY
HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD
SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING

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tion to the Health Care District Board.
63847 CGS 6/23/05

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby ; ':at pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court of Dade *.',. Florida, on the 14th day of March 2005, in the cause
wherein Clara International LTD, Inc. was plaintiff and Rocky's Roofing Corpo-
ration; Lester Davis, M ela'-i Da i ,, 1i, .., .,i :,,a -i ,.: "u,, T.h, -
96-2509CA21, in said Court, i H.I.. i .-,- ,: .iin a, H -.,,,j,, L,..,unrI
h,,,h 1 I. ,Illl L, I O I, -,h O l' ,,i n I lil, al.n...1.noa -i
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NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 2.5 AC BLK B LOT 11 Parcel #:
R1-34-43-31-020-000B-011.0 Also known as 1100 Quincy Avenue, Pioneer, FL
And on the 28th day of July, 2005, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
house, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 am, or as soon thereafter as pos-
sib'k i1 a r. 1. 1 s *i i i.. 1. .in ,a 'u A yi A r.iauimn Coiliial n
ly, 111 ..hl I II.- I I I.. hr.. II. l I 11
curmbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the
proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satis-
faction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sherifl
Hendry County, Florida
By:Andy Lewis
Deputy Sherfl
59661 CGS 6/23,30;7/7,14/05
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
,I, ,,I. ,' I I .If, ,.I :. i,, ( 1.

.,.. t -, ,,. -' i -.,n r, Ir -t.nna Fl,-,rda, on Tuesday, July 12.

1. Electing one (T) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action there to as the landowners may
determine.
3. Transacting such other business that may come before the landowners.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
James Pittman
Supervisor
62356 CGS 6/23,30/05

NOTICE
WATER CUSTOMERS
OF
SOUTH SHORE WATER ASSOCIATION
AND
CITY OF CLEWISTON
TEMPORARY MODIFICATION OF
DISINFECTION TREATMENT PROCEDURES
We will be temporarily changing the disinfections process for the South Shore Wa-
ter Association and the City of Clewiston potable (drinking water) water supply.
From June 15. 2005 through July 22, 2005 we will disinfect the water with free
chlorine rather than combined chlorine/ammonia chloraminess). This conversion
to chlorine (which is a stronger disinfectant) from chloramines (which is a long-
er-lasting disinfectant) allows the South Shore Water Association and the City of
Clewiston to perform a water distribution system puae as recommended by the
Department of Environmental Protection for water utilities using chloramines as
their primary disinftectant will start at 12 am on assigned day.
This temporary change in disinfectant does not cause adverse health effects. How-
ever, during this period customers may experience a slight increase in the taste,
odor and color of the water due to the change in treatment.
C usomers on kidney dialysis who use a proportioning machine to prepare dia-
lysale at home are advised to contact their equipment supplier or physician
to take any appropriate steps to accommodate the change In water disinfec-
lion and to install the proper filtering devices If needed.
Customers who have fish tanks or other aquatic species are advised to contact
the local pet store to ensure proper pretreatment of the water before adding
or changing the water In the tank to avoid any problems associated with chlo-
rine.
Customers of South Shore Water Association are asked to call Darlene Trejo-Soud
at 863-983-2323 with any questions concerning this change in disinfectants.
City of Clewiston customers are asked to call Kevin McCarthy at 863-983-1454
with any questions.
64304 CGS 6/23/05


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Boats .3005
Campers.- RVs 3010
Jet Skiis f015
Marine Accessories 31110
Marine Miscellaneous .3025
Motorcycles 3010
Sport VAicles'-ATVs 31-'5



ALUM. V BOTTOM- Chrysler,
14', 25HP, Mere oars, an-
chor & 2 tanks. galvanize
trailer $1495.302-422-4992

BASS TRACKER 1998, 16 Ft.,
2003 Mere 50 hp., Swivel
Seats, Trolling Motor, Live well
& trlr. $3800 (863)902-7065

BOAT & TRAILER
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